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Southwest Africa Commemorative Ashtray (Item GERCOL 1-1; WEHR 27-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful little ashtray that belonged to A. Ströhlein, who must have served in the German Southwest Africa Cavalry from 1904-1906. Along the edge are initials that work out to “Zur Erinnurung an mein Dienstzeit,” which translate to “In memory of my service time in Southwest Africa.” The ashtray is shaped and resembles a horseshoe and a miniature cavalry sword combine to demonstrate that this man was probably a Deutsche Reiter or cavalry officer. The piece is about 6 inches long and 4 1/4 inches wide. Two chips are slightly visible from the front. It’s very colorful and SWA items are extremely scarce. There are no company or maker’s marks. At this stage we will have to say this unique, possibly custom made for Herr or officer Ströhlein. It’s certainly a beautiful little 100-year-old piece of early kitsch-style art.

PRICE:   $225.00

 

Kamerun Plate
Kamerun Plate
Kamerun Plate
Kamerun Plate
Kamerun Plate
Kamerun Plate
Colonial Arms of German Cameroon
Souvenir Dish from German “Kamerun” (Cameroon) By Mustershutz (Item GERCOL 1-2 & KGLASS 3-8)

DESCRIPTION: Musterschutz means patent protected and is seen on various important pieces of German porcelain and pottery pieces this one is possibly by Villeroy and Boch (Mettlach!). It is rather humorous as 3 darkie soldiers who are actually enlisted in the German army march past their white German officer. Kamerun or Cameroon was a German Protectorate in West Africa. The Imperial German Government made substantial investments in the infrastructure of Cameroon and the lot of the natives were 100% improved after 1884 when it became a German Colony. The black troops were called Askaris but the officers of the Schutztruppe or security troops were always white. The most famous of the German commanders was of course Paul Emil von Lettow- Vorbeck who led his
German landsers and his faithful Askaris in very successful Guerilla raids against the British in Kenya and Rhodesia. The dish is quite nice and in perfect shape; it measures about 5 inches square -- very colorful! Certainly rare and addresses a point in history that mostly is down the black memory hole.

PRICE: $385.00 not only great looking but quite rare!

 

Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland

Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Civil Rights march
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
All smiles!
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Lunch is served!
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Native implements
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Mystic Knights of the Sea!
Das Uberseeische Deutschland
Das Uberseeische Deutschland

Books: Die Uberseeische Deutschland (Sub-Title Die Deutschen Kolonien in Wort und Bild) (Item GERCOL 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here are some very rare magazines about the German colonies. We cannot find a date on them but it is fairly obvious that they are from the turn of the century and as late as 1914 or so. There are 19 of these magazines that measure 19 x 6 ½ and with about 36-40 pages, each filled with interesting pictures of life in these colonies, the people, the animals, the geography the politics, etc. They seem to be a running series because they are meant to be numbered from No.1 to 20 but there is one missing (No. 9). From the group and Number 20 is there, but a couple of the inner front pages are missing. These books were the property of the Press Department of Gau Westmark where there was obviously a geopolitical study group similar to the Ahnenerbe. Each issue has the stamp of this archival collection. The volumes were no doubt gathered for information sources that would help in press releases of the N.S Party and for research with the intent to publish scholarly works having to do with German colonies. The books are packaged in a folder that encases them.

PRICE: $350.00 for all 19 issues

 

Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book

Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Der Deutschen ritter
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Pfadfinder
Afrika Wartet Book
Mai Pole
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Afrika Wartet Book
Book: Afrika Wartet Ein Kolonial,Politisches Bildbuch (Item GERCOL 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a 110 page hard bound book whose title translates to Africa Waits a Political Picture Book and that indeed is what it is. It was published in 1942 in Potsdam. Hundreds of wonderful b/w pictures of the native black Africans in great pictorial studies, their everyday life and their ceremonies, pictures of the scientific advances by the German Third Reich government and its impact on the Dark Continent. Agriculture schooling, the activities of the Deutscher Pfadfinderbund the German equivalent of the Hitler Youth. Wonderful close-ups of the African indigenous people and just generally great photography throughout.  A very important book that belongs in the archives of a serious collector. 8 ½ x 10 ½ in size.  Good condition.

PRICE: $135.00

 

Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine

Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
Frauen Warte Magazine
German Colonies in Africa
N.S. Frauen Warte (2 August 1939) Magazine (Item GERCOL 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a special issue of the Woman’s Magazine Frauen Warte. This issue is for the greatest part devoted to the German West African Colonies. At least 3/4ths of the content is on this subject and of course there are the usual fashion and recipe pages. There is an interesting map on the back cover that shows all the German colonies: Togo, Kamerun, German East Africa and German S.W. Africa. The cover of the issue shows a great colorful picture of the lads of the Pfadfinder des Horstes Windhoek -- the S.W. Africa equivalent of the Hitler Youth. They hold the standard of the organization. A great historical magazine and a must in any colonial collection.

PRICE: $75.00

 

Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Der Pfanfinder
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Das Veolksbuch Unsere Kolonien
Book: Des Volksbuch Unserer Kolonien (Item GERCOL 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a hardbound 208 page book that explains much about the German pre-1945 colonies. Jam-packed with information about Germany’s Colonial Empire and the explorations and the subduing of various hostile populations that necessitated military force. The book was published in 1938 by a publishing house in Leipzig. The content is so vast in scope that we can give only a brief explanation. Its pages are filled with great black & white photography chronicling  the explorers, the heroes, the soldiers and civilians who worked and fought to bring civilization to the native peoples. Plus health and reasonable wealth to the indigenous peoples of these lands. Dramatic pictures such as the famed camel troops. The Deutscher Ritter, General Von Trotha and other historical notables. Pictures of the Pfadfinder boys and girls. This was the West African equivalent of the Hitler Youth. Much material on the medical and scientific staff of N.S. supported hospitals. The story of the famed General Ritter Von Epp and the infusion of National Socialist Policy in these colonies. For anyone to say that the native peoples were not greatly benefited by Germany would be ludicrous. This is a story of humanitarian virtue regardless of the opinions of any misinformed detractors. The book measures 9 ½ x 6 ½ and is in good condition with a little bit of scratches on the cover. Does not really detract from the otherwise practically immaculate condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat

Kolonie und Heimat
Stamp of the N.S. Organization
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
British mistreatment of natives
Kolonie und Heimat
Mauser rifles ad
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Churchill and Chamberlain
Kolonie und Heimat
Ritter von Epp
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Better in native attire!
Kolonie und Heimat
History!
Kolonie und Heimat
German art
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
The chief ganster
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Kolonie und Heimat
Ireland
Kolonie und Heimat

One Year (1940) of Issues of Kolonie Und Heimat, The German Colonial Pictorial Monthly (Item GERCOL 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: This set certainly has to be extremely rare; it is a bound grouping of the entire year of 1940 of this important monthly magazine. We believe that if these important issues were not professionally bound they would not even be around anymore considering the fragile nature of newspaper stock. The contents of these pictorial pages are phenomenal! Natives, animals, along with positive propaganda of true nature along with dramatic pictorial accounts of fascinating history that abound in the thousands of pictures. The issues go from January 1940 to December 1940. In the first issue (January) there are many pictures of National Socialist leaders and Fascist Italian leaders in various perspectives as they appear at rallies, demonstrations and other events in the colonies and the homeland from Africa to the far east. The roles of the Hitler Youth and the N.S. political leaders are portrayed. The Germans admired the native peoples and many studies of their life and customs are recorded here in brilliant depth. Arabs are especially lauded and romantic scenes are produced in real life and in artistic depictions. Whole sections are devoted to the animals such as lions, apes, elephants, etc. and anti-British cartoons are found throughout the issues. There is much attention brought to bear on the war that was in its third year. We can’t begin to tell you about all the pictorial documentation that these wonderful issues contain. The Rome, Berlin, Tokyo Pact is covered along with the Italian misadventures in Africa that was really in the end the main reason that the Axis Powers lost the war and the struggle against Communism. Were it not for the unauthorized attacks by the Italians and Japanese, the Germans would have had that edge that would probably have spelled victory on the Eastern front and a just peace with the west. We could go on and on with this speculation but I personally as a historian believe Germany lost the 2nd World War due to the natural inclination of the Germanic people to trust and support their friends and Allies their motto and pledge was Unsere Ehre Heist Treue! (“Our Honor is Loyalty!”) Unfortunately they were too loyal to their partners who let them down with their dubious blatantly irresponsible geopolitical actions.

The book is huge -- 14 ½ inches by 16 inches and a full inch thick. The bound volumes are in very good shape as are all the pages within as well. The first issue January, 1940 has on the first page the official stamp of the Reichskolonialbund -- The Reichs Colonial Organization. For anyone who is interested in this rarely presented aspect of the once vast German Colonial Empire that was all stolen from them by “allied decree” after the war, this book is prodigiously invaluable.

PRICE: $450.00

 

Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Wie Deutsche Osafrika

Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Wie Deutsche Osafrika
Book: Wie Deutsche Ost-Afrika Entstand (Item GERCOL 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: Translated as “German East Africa Developed,” this book is by Dr. Carl Peters who was a German explorer, journalist and philosopher instrumental in the founding of German East Africa and helped create the European “Scramble for Africa.”  He was praised by Kaiser Wilhelm and considered a German hero by Adolf Hitler. Much of the history of this famous man is available on the web. The book is measured at 5 x 7 inches and a half inch thick. 161 pages of text and pictures of natives, geographic studies, various important meetings etc. A must for the student and collector of Reich colonial items. Good shape overall with dust cover.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP

Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
NSDAP stamp
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Hess
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
The Gauleiter
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Krupp ad
Jahrbuch der Auslands NSDAP
Book: Jahrbuch Der Auslands Organization Der NSDAP 1941 (Item GERCOL 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: The year book of the organization of Germans outside the Reich (AO), this particular hard bound book is devoted to ocean travel, and the actual Kriegsmarine and various and pictures and explanations thereof. It was published by the AO organization's press section and is comprised of actual text and pictures regarding those subjects and their relationship to Germany’s colonial holdings. This edition is loaded with pictures of sailors, ships, ports, activities and voyages. It begins with pictures of Rudolf Hess and Gauleiter Bohle and works up into 448 pages of important text and pictures. The book measures 6 x 8 ½ and is an inch thick. Toward the back of the book are many advertisements for various machinery, other literature, ships cruises, shipping lines, cameras and binoculars, cars (including Mercedes Benz), tires by Semert, locomotives, and Mauser rifles. A book involving the activities of one of the most important sections of the Reich apparatus yet the least known about. A must for collectors of rare N.S. material. Pages are ever so slightly warped from age. There is a stamp inside the front cover that is from the AO within the HQ of the N.S. Party. Later when the National Socialists moved to the Braun House in Munich, the old HQ at the Tal 54 Sterneckerbrau was used as a book depository and that is where this volume was taken from in 1945 by the looters. The same with the volume listed below.

PRICE: $98.00

 

Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)

Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
The Autobahn
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Jahrbuch der Auslands (AO)
Ford Motor cars
Book: Jahrbuch der Auslands Organization Der NSDAP (AO) (Item GERCOL 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: This translates to the yearbook of the organization of Germans living outside the Reich published by the N.S. Party. It is largely like the volume shown above except this one instead of being on sea travel, it is a general coverage of the advances to civilization fostered by the N.S. Party and the various parts and military functions within the workings of the agenda. Many pictures of civilian workers, solders, Hitler Youth, airmen, factories, the autobahn, farming, health and sanitation. It opens with a picture of Adolf Hitler and then Rudolf Hess and Gauletier Bohle, the president of the AO. It is replete with advertisements from many companies that are still known today -- such as Ford, Mercedes, Mauser, Deutsche Bank, Continental Tires, Telefunken, Dresdener Bank, Messerschmitt, and Adlerwerk. The subjects are supported by brilliant black and white pictures. The pages are just filled with historic importance in text and pictures. The pages are a bit warped from age and poor storage but not badly and this does not in our mind detract from the overall good condition and overall importance, even the dust covers on these books are in quite reasonably good shape.

PRICE: $98

 

Membership Badge Stickpin
Membership Badge Stickpin
Stickpin Membership Badge of the Reichskolonialbund (Mitgliedsabzeichen) (Item GERCOL 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the membership badges of the colonial organization as seen above but this one is the 2nd type adopted in the 1940’s with the eagle shown perched upon the shield -- this was the logo of the organization. It is marked on its back similar to the ones above and besides the silvered eagle its shield shows three distinctly different colors in bright beautiful enamel.

PRICE: $175.00 These are very rare.

 

Reich Kolonialbund Pin
Reich Kolonialbund Pin
Membership Pin for the Member of Reichskolonialbund (Mitgleidabzeichen) (Item GERCOL 1-12)

DESCRIPTION: This is the 1st Type badge without the eagle, but is exactly like the stickpin version except it is a pin, not a stickpin.

PRICE: $165.00 Rare

 

Member Stickpin Reichskolonialbund
Member Stickpin Reichskolonialbund
Stickpin Type Membership Badge for a Member of the Reichskolonialbund  (Mitgliedsabzeichen) (Item GERCOL 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: This essentially is the same as the membership shon above except that it is a stickpin with long pin device. Members could order and wear either one. This one is marked in the same way as the one above.

PRICE: $165.00 Very rare!

 

Celebration Colony Badge
Celebration Colony Badge

Badge from the Celebration of the Reich's Colonies Day (Reichkolonialtagung) (Item GERCOL 1-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is a handsome aluminum pin (tinny) from the annual celebration of the organization known as the Reichskolonialbund or Reichs Colonial Organization.This was held in the seaport city of Bremen in 1938. It shows the German national eagle perched upon the shield of this organization. It was produced by L. Chr. Lauer who had workshops in Nuremberg and Berlin. The badge is 1 ¾ inch long and an inch wide. One of the more beautiful tinnys of the Reich. Great condition.

PRICE: $150.00

 

Member Booklet and Pin

Member Booklet and Pin
Stationary sheet
Member Booklet and Pin
The sticker
Member Booklet and Pin
Membership badge
Member Booklet and Pin
Member Booklet and Pin
Membership booklet
Member Booklet and Pin
Dues stamps
Member Booklet and Pin
Member Booklet and Pin
Member Booklet and Pin
Membership Booklet and Members Pin from the Reichskolonialbund (Includes an AO Letterhead) (Item GERCOL 1-15)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare pass for a member named Franz Josef Kaussen in the city of Aachen on the Rhine. It bears the symbol of the Ausland organization. It is the mandatory booklet that one would paste their dues stamps in and this one is quite full. This member's number was 18547 and along with this pay book is his membership badge. The booklet is measured at 3 inches by 4 ½ and clearly says MitgliedsKarte (membership card). It has the official stamp of the organization at the bottom corner of the pass and the facsimile signature of Franz Ritter Von Epp, the high leader of the organization. The membership pin that is included with the package is quite beautiful -- perhaps the prettiest of all the N.S. organizational pins, it depicts a silver Reich’s eagle perched upon the shield that is accomplished with enameled sections in three different colors. On its back is the patent protection (ges gesch) and an FBH logo; it measures almost one inch high and is quite dramatically inspiring when viewed. The articles were purchased from a surviving relative. There was also a letterhead paper from the organization that also has the logo of the Kolonialbund. And an interesting little paper sticker that would attach to papers or perhaps to an automobile window. It measures about 2 inches high and an inch across. This is a great historical group from one of the most interesting inner organizations of the Third Reich. Seldom seen!

PRICE: $295.00 for the four pieces.

 

Koloniales Taschenbuch
Koloniales Taschenbuch

Koloniales Taschenbuch
Ritter von Epp with Fuhrer and Duce
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Ritter von Epp in Reichleiter uniform
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Der Deutsche Ritter statue in
West Africa
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Symbols of German colonies
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Reichsfahne
Koloniales Taschenbuch
The AO Symbol
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Koloniales Taschenbuch
Koloniales Taschenbuch Book 1941 (Item GERCOL 1-16)

DESCRIPTION: A colonial service “pocket book” from 1941. This is a little manual that was given to members of the Reichs Colonial organization as a helpful guide for their dedicated service to The Reich. It is filed with text, photographs plus drawings, charts, and maps. It was printed In Berlin. It opens with a picture of a meeting of Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler and Reichsleiter Rittter Von Epp, who was the leader of the Reichskolonialbund. Next there is a picture of Von Epp in his resplendent uniform. One fourth of the book is a calendar with space for entries and notes at the bottom chronicling important events in German history that occurred on various dates throughout the year. The book measures 4 ¼ inches by 6 ½ inches. It is in beautiful, immaculate condition with a great linen cover binding with the symbol of the colonial organization on its cover. This is an extremely rare article in Third Reich relics and in our long experience it is the only one we have ever heard of being offered, and has 196 pages with a wealth of information. Probably the best of the books that we offer among the Colonial items.

PRICE: $165.00

 

Colonial Memorium Badge

Colonial Memorium Badge
Colonial Memorium Badge
Colonial Memorium Badge
Colonial Memorium Badge
Memorium Badge for Service to the German Colonies (Item GERCOL 1-17)

DESCRIPTION: This is a truly beautiful badge with lion, palms, oak leaves, along with the almost Australian looking slouch hat as sworn by German soldiers who fought in combat 1904-1906. It was one of the most honored badges ever given. This badge was awarded and worn by men who had served in the various German colonies from Africa to China and all the above mentioned details are mounted against a background of a grand looking star burst pattern a beautiful artistic arrangement. Around the edges surrounding the lion are the words "Fur Verdienste Um Die Kolonien." (Translation is "For Meritorious Service in the Colonies.") On the back it has the words In Memoriam (in memory). The piece is also numbered -- NR- 34162. The badge is in beautiful condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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