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Göring

Göring

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Painting of Hermann Göring as Reichsjägermeister (Item GOR 8-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a magnificent picture of Reichsmarschal Hermann Göring in his uniform as the Reichsjägermeister, Master of the Hunt. To find out more on this title please refer to our other narrations on Göring at Items GOR 7-1 and GOR 7-4. The picture in oils measures 4 feet x 3 feet and is done by a master artist in Germany. It is taken from the original that has shown up in the U.S. and has been displayed at the ‘Max Show’ and the Louisville ‘Show of Shows.’ The likeness to the original is spectacular, but what this one has and the original does not is the fantastic antler-art frame. This frame is a period production dating in the 1930s and was originally in a Jagdhalle (hunting lodge) in east Prussia. We bought this frame years ago and saved it for something like this and the wait was worth it for this painting couldn’t be more appropriate for this magnificent frame. The master of the hunt is seen here with a hunting falcon that is depicted with the traditional and necessary hood. Göring wears on his arm the patch of the Deutscher Jäger association that he founded. The face, clothing, and colors are great and this would be just the ticket for a hunting collection or great for the centerpiece of a general WWII German assemblage of important relics that might lean to the artistic.

PRICE: $2,800.00; the frame alone is worth more than half the price; Special mark-down sale now $1,999.00

 

Uniform

Uniform

 

Uniform

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Uniform
Moth damage

Uniform

German Army Tunic (Feldbluse) for Enlisted Ranks (Item WEHR 33-25)

DESCRIPTION: Here is what seems to be as rare as a hen’s teeth in the militaria field; the uniform a private’s, the GI of Deutschland, the soldier who fought so valiantly to turn back the beast of Bolshevism and to save the western world. This stalwart soldier who, when the political correctness and sickening liberalism is only a memory, will be remembered as the hero of our century. The German soldier was the sharpest-looking warrior in his particular neat-looking dress to say nothing of the obvious fact that he was the finest soldier in every way of the belligerents of the First and Second World Wars, and had not America, Britain, and France supported the red Communists against Europe, this brave soldier and his Allies would have completely prevailed and as for me I believe the world would be a safer and a better place (author’s opinion).

The Tunic

This tunic is in what I would have to honestly say is quite ravaged by the nasty little moths that had found it delicious at one time (since then cleansed). The very bottoms of the pockets are ravaged by the little monsters. You can see some of the damage in our pictures. We hide nothing. There is also some moth damage near the left collar. Because of its red piping, the tunic is the type issued to an artilleryman and appears to be an M-36 Model (correct us if we are wrong). We do know that the M-36 (Feldbluse) was used until the very end of the war although successive patterns became predominant. Regardless of the condition this 100-percent original tunic is actually rarer than the officer’s models and sought after actively by collectors. Is this because GIs thought the officer uniforms were prettier and thus more desirable as souvenirs? Hard to say, but here it is and I believe the price is fair and equitable regardless of the general condition. The moths don’t go with it they were arrested and disposed of as enemy partisans.

PRICE: $1,750.00; Special sale: Reduced to $1,200.00

 

Kaiser

Kaiser

Kaiser

Kaiser

Kaiser

Kaiser

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Kaiser

Kaiser

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Kaiser

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Kaiser

Kaiser

Child’s Hussar Perzmütze or Busby (First Leib Hussar) (Item KHELMET 2-9; KTOY 1-8)

DESCRIPTION:This is an extremely rare child's uniform piece. This distinctive piece of imperial headgear in the original form was the instantly recognizable mark of the elite First Hussars or Totenkopfhussaren (Death's Head Hussars Leib Regiment). This regiment struck fear into the hearts of the enemy in many battles. This was a light cavalry unit that dressed in elegant uniforms resplendent in braided and fur-trimmed jackets. The Hussars were mounted on the swiftest horses in the army. The daring charges of the Prussian Hussars became legendary. They were the bravest and most dashing! This Leib regiment stood out above the others. It dressed in black and took as its badge a skull. This symbolized to them the adage “death or glory.” They were famous for their bravery in numerous battles. They captured the eagle standard of the elite French 55th Line Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. We should remember that the fiery Prussian Marshal Blucher (Marshal Vorwarts!) himself started his career as a Hussar officer, but the most famous of all the Death's Head Hussars of Germany was General Field Marshal Machensen. See our writings on him at KCLOTH 1-17. The field marshal was the most noble of the noble! The Busbee we offer here is not a full-sized service example, but a child's costume item that is almost more rare than the adult Busby. The Hussars were so admired that it was only natural that bronze statues, dramatic paintings, woodcuts, porcelains, etc., were found all through the time of the kings and Kaisers. Often, ladies who were related to royalty were seen posed in such uniforms. The Hussar officers were usually from the families of the royals or at least wealthy landed gentry. The child who wore the Totenkopf Hussar uniform was generally the chief of the costume party. Often it was the sons of the Hussars that were from time to time dressed up thusly for photographs. This Busby is remarkably accurate, although merely a look-alike. The skull is a bit different, but otherwise it is pretty much like the original’s to include the motto in the scroll that proclaims “With God for Kaiser and Fatherland” (“Mit Gott für Kaiser und Vaterland”). It is made from imitation fur and has a liner of leather. The condition is excellent and it is really a super little memento of the glory that was Wilhelmesque Germany: a time of culture awareness and refinement, but also a time of Teutonic power and discipline. “Der Kaiser ruft und wir folgen.”

PRICE: $850.00; Reduced for special sale to $495.00

 

Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
Waffen SS Album
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An Album from a Waffen SS (Totenkopf) Officer (Item ALBUM 3-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great SS album. From the way the pictures are laid out we deduce that the officer pictured on two pages of the album must be the former owner of the album. He is pictured wearing the double skull collar tabs on each side of the collar, this style was introduced in 1939 for the newly formed SS Totenfopfverbande. So, this will show that the officer in the picture should have been photographed somewhere in 1939 or as late as May 1940 but actually some SS TK members continued to wear the double skulls late into the war. He seems to be an Obersturmfuhrer if the pips are but one - - however it is hard to make out if there is one pip and another device or if indeed there are two pips and then he would be a  (Captain) SS  Hauptsturmfuhrer. This album is truly historically significant and rather charming. It opens with a large picture of the officer’s wife or girl friend with a very cute little puppy. She holds the puppy in such a way that suggests she has mailed this to her husband or lover at the front. The pictures depict scenes from when he was a recruit with one where he is being issued his uniforms along with other recruits right up through his getting the famous army hairdo. A humorous one shows him or a buddy learning to pee while dressed in overcoat and tunic. Quite a few pictures of troop inspections and comradely posed photos. There are several pictures of the unit on the march and a great one 7" x 5" of the unit at a ceremonial observance. There are the usual “horsing around” photos just like in any army. A couple of pages of camp scenes in the barracks. A really great one of a meeting for dinner with a picture of Adolf Hitler on the wall.  At this table are Waffen SS men, Luftwaffe personal, Kriegsmarine, etc.  On the last page is a card with a song “Yes, True is the Soldier's Love.” This is a very meaningful and important SS album; one of the nicest ones that we have had for sentimental reasons and yet with militaristic importance, also a relic from a division that covered themselves with glory and personified the SS mission.

PRICE: $990.00. SPECIAL REDUCTION; NOW $475.00

 

Two Huge Albums
Two Huge Albums

Two Huge Albums
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Web paper rolled up
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Volume 2 starts here
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Two Huge Albums Chronicling Military Events of the Third Reich in the Stuttgart Area (ITEM ALBUMS 3-5 & WEHR 32-8)

DESCRIPTION: These two brown linen covered albums are replete with 7 x 4 ½" size sharp black and white photos of ceremonies and visitations of important military and N.S. Civil Officials to the central German city of Stuttgart.  There is a stamp and a label also that shows this was from 1936 on the covers. The labels indicate that these albums were the property of Section 26 Reserve Division of the army and chronicles a festive meeting in 1936.  There obviously were more albums but these are NR  3 + 5. In Volume 5 there are 30 pictures all highly professionally done showing the visitation of the Gaulieter and Gaulietung plus various high ranking N.S. people and Wehrmacht Generals at somber ceremonies for the fallen of WW 1, assemblages of German soldiers in dress attire, etc. (great photos). In Volume 2 we have similar 3 ½ x 5" photos showing further festivities reviews, parades, spike helmeted military figures, N.S.D.A.P officials and in the end a presentation before a massive audience of a vivid presentation of either a film or a moving pantomime of events of the war.  There are 96 photos in this album most of the events are staged around the central city square of Stuttgart and I recognize the lion and stag bronze heraldic symbols that are seen in the back ground of the various scenes.(still there). The albums measure 16 x 12 ½" in size and are in great shape (76 years old). Here is an actual glimpse of the majesty of the German martial spirit reflected in the faces, the Pomp and Ceremony. It was a time vilified by Belanglosen “inconsequential people” but it still remains admirable by those among us that should be considered “Enormen”!

PRICE: SOLD

 

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
The dedication

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

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Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
Herr Schoemann in wheelchair

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
The great founder, Frederick

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album

Schoemann Album
The folder for the presentation of the
town document to Herr Schoemann

Fantastic Historically Important Album and Political Document Group (Item NSDAP 19-15; ALBUMS 3-9)

DESCRIPTION: The beautiful album begins with a dedication to party member Schoemann from the Bürgermeister of the city of Friedrichsthal. The mayor says: “Party Comrade Schoemann, we hereby present to you in the name of the town council this commemorative book on the occasion of your leaving Friedrichsthal.” He goes on to say: “May it be a piece of home for you and for us; it is a great gift of thanks for your understanding and diligent work for all of us. It shall be a reminder of the tasks and fulfilled work in the service of our organization—Heil Hitler!” Then the signature of the Bürgermeister (mayor), and under that it says: “Friedrichsthal on 28 December 1940.” Folded inside the cover are two beautiful hand-done calligraphy documents. The first is from the Bürgermeister of the town of Villingen and it is from the aldermen of that town, as well. It says: “We, the officials of this town of Villingen, hereby announce with this document that on the occasion of the inauguration of a memorial commemorating the Saar Plebiscite in Friedrichsthal we have therefore named a new street after the city of Friedrichsthal and we have given the town square the name of Bildstock. The new names shall witness our brotherly connection that has been in existence since the time of struggle and shall forever bear witness that the city of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock is connected with us for the future. To show our eternal friendship so that it will enable our youth to continue in the same spirit, the town of Villingen has collected the sum of 10,000 Reichsmarks to build a Hitler Youth Center. This document shall stand as proof of our gratitude and we declare this with our town seal and signatures affixed in Villingen, June 1937.” At the end of the sentence is a tiny swastika instead of a period. Under this is the mayor’s signature and the actual wax seal of the town. This document is inside a white folder with the town coat of arms and the name of the recipient Herr Johann Schoemann. Each place a sentence ends, instead of a period there is a swastika. Also in this folder there is another official hand-lettered (calligraphy) document; it’s lettered thusly: “Hark to all those who will read this proclamation! We the mayor and the aldermen of the town of Villingen and the city of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock have come to an agreement to intertwine our bands of friendship in integrating our town with Friedrichsthal-Bildstock, a friendship that has existed ever since the days of the Saar Plebiscite and we promise to help each other in times of need now and in the future. We do this in the name of our Führer and the National Socialist movement and to demonstrate our loyalty to all of our German Volk! To this pledge and with this document we shall adhere to and therefore set our signatures and seal that will bear witness to this in Villingen and Friedrichsthal-Bildstock in the year 1937 in the month of June.” Signed—the Mayor and Aldermen of Villingen. And on the other side is the mayor and aldermen of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock. Between them is the actual wax seal and on each side of the seal are columns of signatures; about 35 in all. The coats of arms of both the towns are in the heading; all hand drawn and painted in beautiful realism. They are joined as is befitting the amalgamation of the towns and their officials. All of this and the funds mentioned were supplied by party member Johann Schoemann. He was a very rich man about town in Friedrichsthal and he was now leaving Friedrichsthal and this was a sad farewell gift to him as he was the most favored son of the city. The album has pictures of his simple house, and pictures of public buildings that he and his family supported in their generous philanthropy are also shown. The HQ building of the NSDAP and the city hall in Friedrichsthal were financed by the Schoemann family as well as the HQ of the SA. The pictures of the interior decorations in the city hall are great! with a beautiful mosaic depicting the town seals and N .S. unit insignia (A Germanophile’s dream!) Other pictures show a painting and a bust of Adolf Hitler. There are pictures of the town council in the meeting rooms with a Hitler portrait in the background. There are many pictures of the towns, schools, gyms, churches, petrol stations, parks, public swimming pools, suburban housing built entirely with the NSDAP and Schoemann funding; entertainment centers, important office buildings, social centers, etc., and Herr Schoemann provided money to the Hitler Youth to establish a Freizeitlager for the Villingen H.J. (Hitler Youth Camp) and there are pictures of this of course in the album. In the album also are pictures of the victorious soldiers returning from the reoccupation of the Saar after the plebiscite and the celebration in the now-joined towns of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock and Villingen. These are very impressive and historically important pictures. Next there are pictures of the concise creation of the veterans’ memorial and Warrior Appreciation Day in 1939. There is a man in a wheelchair wearing a swastika armband officiating on this day of (20 April) the Führer’s birthday. Another following sequence of events includes ceremonies with Schoemann speaking on May Day meetings. He was an Ortsgruppenleiter (district leader) there are interesting pictures of collections in 1939 of metal for the war effort showing SS and SA men who participated. There is a great picture of political leaders receiving soldiers from the front. (Die grosse Sieg im Westen) The Great Victory in the West. Then, like most albums that we have ever offered with such political subjects, it abruptly ends in 1939 because of the deeper involvement in the war, so several pages are skipped and then there are 11 postcards from the modern era placed there by the family of district leader Schoemann after the war. Part of them (eight of them in full color) are pictures are various scenes from the towns of Friedrichsthal-Bildstock and Villingen. Included in the group is an 8 x 11 picture of Count Friedrich Ludwig, the founder of Friedrichsthal in 1723. The album is made with brown leather covers and measures 12 x 6 in size (big!). It has a beautiful coat of arms of Villingen deeply embossed on its cover in gilded art form. Also on the left corner is the “Hoheitsabzeichen”—national eagle—also deeply embossed in gold. The album is more than an inch deep. Fifty-four sharp black-and-white photos and the color cards are all neatly and nicely placed. We would have to say that this might be the most historically important album that we have ever presented for sale and we love albums because unlike swords, daggers, medals and orders, uniforms, etc., the albums are always unique and are the last vestiges that give a glimpse of days gone forever and are testaments to the men who owned them, and were seen perhaps for the last time in history. The ancients said that as long as an image of a man lingers then he is alive! Let the image of Ortsgruppenführer Johann Schoemann live on as he certainly deserves to. Kein Volk Lebt langer als die Documente seiner kultur. (No people live longer than the documentation of their culture!)—Adolf Hitler, 1937.

PRICE: $1,650.00 This is a prodigiously important document from an important era and testament to an important man. This is being offered as a special sale for $1,200.00.

 

 

Olympics

Olympics

Olympics

Olympics

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Olympics

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Olympics

Souvenir Plate (Hand Painted) 1936 Olympic Games (Item OLY 6-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful little porcelain dish from the greatest of all Olympics, the 1936 Games at Berlin. The plate in soft pastel colors bears the Olympic Bell with its message: “Ich rufe die Jugend der Welt,”I call the youth of the world.” At the bottom is the inscription “XI Olympische Spiele Berlin 1936” (“The 11th Olympiad Games Berlin 1936”). The back has the logo of the company of manufacture, Thomas of Bavaria and it say Handgemalt (hand painted). This is as nice an Olympic souvenir as you will ever see. It’s 69 years old and in perfect condition.

PRICE: $600.00. Reduced to $375.00.

 

Kaiser

Kaiser

Commemorative Plate of the Hussar Regiment Pommersches Nr. 5 (Item KGLASS 3-2)

DESCRIPTION: This famed Hussar Regt. was named KGL Königslische Prussian Hussar Rgt. Fürst (Prince) Blucher von Wahlstaat Pommersches Nr.5 named after Marshal Blucher the man who led many a daring charge. History records that the most important one was when he and his “children” Prussian Hussars” tore headlong into Napoleon’s troops at Waterloo and saved Wellington. They brought about the victory and saved the day for the “Iron Duke” who would have lost, and lost totally, without the famed “Marshal Vorwärts” (marshal forward) as his troops named him. The dish depicts a skeleton reposing with his smile of death and under this are the words in Latin “VINCERE AVT MORI,” which translated means “Conquer or die.” This fits in with the leering skull worn by Hussars ever since 1758. the symbolism always connected with elite troops which numbered also the Third Reich SS troops who carried this meaning with the display of the death's head (Totenkopf). Actually, special regiments worldwide use the skull as a reminder of death or glory including the 17th and 21st Lancers of the British Army (the charge of the Light Brigade, Britain's elite cavalry unit). The plate measures 9 1/2 inches in diameter and is in beautiful, perfect shape. There are no nicks or scratches. This is a macabre yet great-looking item of the glory days of European militarism.

PRICE: $298.00: Special reduction; now only $225.00

 

 

Nuremberg Memory Plaque


Nuremberg Memory Plaque
Nuremberg Memory Plaque
Nuremberg Memory Plaque
Nuremberg Memory Plaque

Memory Plaque from the Reichs Party Rallies at Nuremberg (Item PARTEI 4-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the souvenirs that were sold on the grounds of the Reichsparteitag in Nuremberg during the annual rallies. The people attending these “earth shattering” events naturally had to have a souvenir of their attendance, whether it be a simple scarf, a key fob, postcards, a paper flag or something as expensive as a bronze eagle by Schmidt Ehmen. Pictures of Hitler were, of course, the main selling item and came in many different shapes, sizes and artistic modes. This one that we offer here is a particularly nice one in its presentation. It has a picture of Hitler under beveled glass and is set into an elaborate frame in metal with an eagle at its top, folded flag like tapestries surround the inner wreath of laurel. Under the picture is a frame that has within a legend that says, “Ehre Seinem Andenken!” -- Honor Your Memories! The plaque is typically mounted on a black board that measures 7" x 10".  This is a very handsome souvenir plaque, important historically and a great collectible of the great Party rallies.

PRICE: $560.00; Reduced to special price of $325.00

 

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party
Inside Gestapo H.Q.

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

Nazi Party

SS Firearms Certificate “Extremely Rare” (Item SS 29-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Waffenschein, or firearms certificate, which we call a ‘pistol permit,’ signed by GESTAPO Chief Müller. It is issued to an SS man in the II. Sturmbann 21. attached to SS-Standarte in 8/5/36. He was authorized to carry a Walther PP caliber 7.65 serial number 888450. The picture attached is the man as he looked when in the Reichswehr Police. Many of these men were inducted into the SS in 1933. This certificate is extremely rare because it has the seal of the Riechssicherheitsdienste, Security Service, and is signed by SS GESTAPO Chief Heinrich Müller, 1960-1972. Müller was quite a war hero in WWI and earned the Iron Cross First Class for a daring reconnaissance flight over Paris. He was a first-class war pilot. After the war he joined the Bavarian Police in Munich and after quick advancement he was put in charge of investigating the communist activities and as a natural result he developed a deep hatred of communism. Ironically, he was also very much active in anti-NSDAP work and earned the hatred of the Munich Nazis. When Hitler came to power, Müller expected to be fired, but Heydrich recognized his value and took him into the SS and made him the head of the GESTAPO. While in office Müller built the GESTAPO into a fearsome organization that by 1945 controlled all foreign and domestic intelligence in Germany. Müller was a professional policeman who had the reputation for being extremely ruthless in rooting out spies and malcontents. A diehard nationalist, Müller constantly sabotaged any and all attempts by opponents of the war to negotiate with either the monster Stalin or the western powers and remained in Berlin until the last minute. On April 29, 1945, he vanished from Berlin. U.S. intelligence documents indicate that he flew south and settled in Switzerland. It now appears that Müller was contacted by the newly formed CIA in 1948 and worked for the Americans setting up an anticommunist section inside that agency. Reliable sources indicate the Müller died in Hawaii in 1973 still proud of his past and totally unrepentant. The front of the permit says: “Waffenschein, (weapons permit) valid for 1 year and then off to the right #252 is extended for 5 years. The holder is not permitted to wear his weapon to meetings or parades. The SS member, Heinz Martin, living in Neuhaldersleben, was born October 26, 1914, in Niedermöllrich. He is a German national and has permission to carry a weapon up to caliber 7.65. He is permitted to carry this weapon only if he is in party or other “SS” uniforms. He also has permission to buy ammunition. The other side shows his picture with the ‘SD’ stamp and the Müller signature and the listing of the 7.65 with its serial number and a notation that he was issued the weapon and that, Clemens, an SS officer of issue, extended it until July 1940. Actually, it was quite easy for a party functionary or even a decent private citizen to get a weapons permit in the Third Reich contrary to the opinions of certain anti- and pro-gun groups in the U.S. If the Third Reich and Hitler never existed certain pressure groups would have to have invented him as the ultimate bogeyman!

PRICE: $2,400.00; Special Sale: reduced to $1,500.00

 

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

 

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware

Ribbentrop Flatware
Panzer commander Rudolph von Ribbentrop, son of Joachim von Ribbentrop

 

Knife and Fork Having Belonged to the Dining Service of Ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop (Item PERS 4-18a)

DESCRIPTION: This knife and fork were part of a sale in 1950 of items that were looted by GIs or by the neighbors of the Ribbentrop’s who did not want to see the Americans steal all of the items stored there and most everything taken by these neighbors was eventually returned to Frau Ribbentrop after she returned from the denazification process administered by the ‘good’ Germans and their American and British “advisors.” Frau Ribbentrop did not accept any items that bore a swastika because she had justifiable fear of the “liberators” who had murdered her beloved husband. She believed she had not seen the last of these bandits and troglodytes, yet. So many of the items featuring the feared symbol were stashed in neighboring homes and came out in 1950 and in subsequent years.

The Knife and Fork

The two pieces of bestecke (flatware) are from the set owned by the Ribbentrop family and bear the particular eagle that the chief ambassador chose as his personal N.S. symbol. It is a bit different than the ones in the carving set seen above, but still it is the Ribbentrop eagle. The pieces were designed by Bruckmann and that was the company that produced the Hitler Reich chancellery and Berghof silverware. The pieces are signed on the tang with the Bruckmann signature and the half moon, the crown, and “925” for the silver content and then the tiny eagle that follows the silver stamps. The blade of the knife has the famous twin symbol of the J.A. Henckels Solingen Zwillingwerk. So, the pieces were made by two of the most famous names in cutlery in Germany. They measure 7 ½ inches on the fork and 8 ¼ inches on the knife. The quality is superb as befitting the table of this distinguished gentleman who was true to his family, his nation, his Führer and his God. The items offered here can be silent memorials to this brilliant and amazing man. If any saying could be uttered that would fit this N.S. loyalist it would be this one by George William Curtis: “A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”

PRICE: $1,750.00 for the set; consigner has made a special reduction; this is now offered at $950.00

 

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 SA ENAMELED RING (Item SA 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This exquisite S.A. ring is styled on its sides in the very same manner of A. Wilm's art- deco style of the SS-Leibstandarte rings, with differences in motif and color, of course. The ring is beautifully embellished with the Strum Abteilung emblem and is a size 11 ½. This item is silver and is clearly stamped inside (835); nice condition with no chipping to the enamel top.

PRICE: $750: Special discount reduced to $450.00

Nazi Party

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Nazi Party

Political Leader Grouping (Item NSD 7-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is one great group of awards and documents to one Ortsgruppenamtsleiter Friedrich Renke of Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. The rank of political leader mentioned above is a high one in the political leadership corps. Basically, the folder contains three different awards conferred on Herr Renke, but there are notifications to him that he is going to be a recipient and in the case of the War Service Cross Second Class and First Class he received temporary certificates in 1944 for winning the medals in 1943. Obviously, he must have been at the front in 1944, but when he received the actual medal and document, it was dated 5 May 1943 and this was when he must have performed the act that won it for him. The 6 x 4 cards show he won both classes of the Kriegsverdienstkreuz and the NSDAP in Hamburg was issuing him a Vorläufiger Ausweis or temporary document. The full award is among the group, but the first is missing or he never actually received it. In May 1939, he received the 40-year True Service Medal in gold, while he was a Stellvertretenden Direcktor. The actual award certificate is there again with the Hitler facsimile signature with this there is a hand-signed letter telling him that he would be soon receiving the 40-year decoration. A member of the Hamburg Senate issued this letter. Renke was the Deputy Director of the Association of Hamburg Schools at the time, according to the letter. Encased in a red leatherette folder is another award to him when he was an Ortsgruppenmitarbeiter in January 1940. This one has the Hitler facsimile signature, but Dr. Meissner’s signature seems to be the real thing. The cover of the Mappe, or folder, bears the Nazi Party eagle. This award confers on him the medal for deutsche Volkspflege, the German Social Welfare decoration in recognition of loyal and dedicated service to the German nation and people. Also, included is a picture 5 ½ x 3 ½ inches of Renke and his lovely family: wife, son, and daughter. The son was a Wehrmacht officer. It can only be hoped that all of these people survived the terrible time, but the fact that this grouping is available today rather casts doubt on our hope, at the end of day.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

Sword

 Absolutely Gorgeous and Magnificent Early American Sword (Item USARTICLES 3-24; ANTWEP 4-28)

DESCRIPTION: Here we offer one of the finest American swords that we have ever seen. It is by the notable silversmith John Sayre in New York who worked from 1810 to 1831. The closest example we have found to a description is in the book The American Sword, 1775-1945. On page 108 figure #99 the author Harold L. Peterson shows a mounted artillery officer’s saber 1820-1840. The one he shows is similar to the sword we offer having a carved-bone grip with a tight hand-checkered pattern. Also, see the book known as The American Eagle Pommel Sword: The Early Years 1794-1830. On page 176, figure 44.b, the author E. Andrew Mowbray shows an artillery officer’s saber 1815-20. Although the sword shown is an eagle-head-pommel style the illustration shows a sword that is otherwise very similar to the one we offer. Also in the same book in the color section there is another sword that is similar to ours and with a heavily engraved scabbard. Mr. Mowbray claims this is a presentation-quality American dress saber. The languet, however, is plain where ours bears the highly decorative American-eagle motif. The sword he describes has the similar gilded etching on a blued background. Of course, we know that this sword that we have is unique, but we attempted to find one similar of the same general pattern. Swords such as this were worn by light-artillery officers as early as the opening years of the War of 1812, and this sword could very possibly be that early. Staff officers of the branches authorized to wear a saber also favored this form until 1832, when they were required to wear straight swords, and militia officers of many branches of service adopted it. It was superseded in 1840 by a new model. The curved blade is single edged. The upper part of the blade is blued and it is ornamented with a military trophy, the US Coat of Arms. (Federal Eagle). There are two bright panels with varying floral motifs. The knuckle bow is of the reverse “P” pattern decorated with leaf design and beaded ornamentation. All metal parts of the hilt are gilded brass as is the scabbard, which is heavily etched with floral decoration and an American eagle in take-off flight pattern. The tip of the scabbard is also etched with oak-leaf motive running about six inches up. The suspension on the scabbard is provided by two carrying rings. The crossguard is not engraved. There is a ferrule at the base of the grips and it is surmounted by a back strap. The overall length of the sword is a little over three feet. The condition is really excellent, no apparent dents. The American-eagle languet is repeated on both sides of the grip. On the rim of the back of the blade are the initials of the maker: “J.S & co.” The gilt National Eagle and floral designs are very outstanding. The blade does show some nicks almost as if used in combat. One of the blade escutcheons on the reverse side is a potpourri of various colonial weapons and a regimental drum. The pommel is decorated with heavy floral design. This is an extremely significant American sabre worthy of a prestigious collection or museum display.

PRICE: $12,000.00: a great bargain indeed; however, the consigner has decided to make it an even GREATER bargain and reduced it to $9,000.00

 

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates
The maker

Commemorative Plates
The back with hanging wire

Commemorative Plates
The repaired damage

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Commemorative Plates

Kaiser Wilhelm II Commemorative Dish (Plaque) (Item WILHELM 9-26; SPECIAL SALE)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an absolutely beautiful and special commemorative-art plate depicting Kaiser Wilhelm and his special generals and his Austrian Royal ally, Emperor Franz Joseph I. The central figure is a wonderful depiction of the German Kaiser, whose portrait is seen above the crest of the Prussian eagle with the famous Bismarck quote: “We Germans fear God and nothing else in the world.” Now, before we go forth with this, we must alert you to the fact that very regrettably this piece suffered a double crack along one edge at some point in its more than 100 years of age. Fortunately, the pieces were not lost and a fairly well accomplished glued repair was made (see the images of the damage) around the edges of the Kaiser’s image are the picture portraits of the generals starting at the right with Field Marshal von Hindenburg and underneath, Field Marshal von Mackensen. On the left is General v. Kluck and Graf v. Zeppelin. Here we present an absolutely grand-looking and historically important item. If it were in perfect condition it could easily bring somewhere around $500 at a good military auction, but because of the damage that by the way is not readily noticeable when viewing it, we will let it go for $200.00. This will make a grand wall display and the damage is well controlled and not going anywhere. You are going to love it!

PRICE: $200.00

 

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe

Bildmappe, Art Folder, of the Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 11-1: SPECIAL SALE)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great art portfolio of the German Air Corps depicting various actions all over Europe. The name of it is: Warsaw, Paris, London; a Portfolio of the Position of our Luftwaffe. It was published in Berlin and contains 32 fantastic 12-x-8-inch pictures of Luftwaffe action in the above-named countries and locations. There is a mixture of artwork and photographic subjects. Stukas, Messerschmits, Dorniers, flak artillery, and personnel are depicted in fantastic perception. This can truly be said to be a super-great grouping of archival documentation of great value to WWII collectors.

PRICE: $250.00; the set; we have two sets. SPECIAL SALE Both sets different and if you take both we will make it the two for $425.00.

 

Porcelain

Porcelain

Porcelain
Allach mark under the glaze

Very Special -Allach Fruit Bowl (Item SPECIAL SALE; Allach/Hitler 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: We are putting this one dinner fruit bowl up from the Allach porcelain grouping manufactured by the porcelain firm at Allach as a present to Adolf Hitler. It measures about 2 inches deep and about 6 inches in opening diameter. We are certain it will quickly sell at this rather ridiculous price and why do we do it? Because we want to call your attention to the large collection of other great pieces of this wonderful grouping that you can see at SS Allach Porcelain Dinnerware Made for Adolf Hitler. There you can read more about the SS Allach firm and the wonderful porcelain pieces they produced. This great item is offered at a price far distant from the formal pieces that you will see there. The item goes to a lucky collector at $480.00 and this is a typical commercial loss leader. The true value of this original and historically important piece is much more than this as you can well imagine. So, I do hope that you, my collector friend will take full advantage of this amazing one-time special offer.

PRICE: $480.00; plus shipping

 

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Medal Bar (Item WWI 8-12; SPECIAL SALE)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice three-medal bar with the WWI Iron Cross, the Hamburg Honor Cross, and the WWI Cross of Honor. The three medals are accompanied with the ribbon bar with the three medals defined upon the group.

PRICE: $225.00

 

 

 

Bladed Weapon

Bladed Weapon

German Third Reich Water Rescue and Life Saving Badge (Item SPECIAL SALE; RED CROSS 1-28)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice and actually very rare badge that is an interdepartmental Red Cross badge. Besides reading “German Red Cross,” it says: “Wasserrettungsdienst” (Water Rescue Service). The badge is very scarce, but it has a bit of enamel damage above the head of the eagle. That is unfortunate, but this badge if in mint condition would bring twice to three times our knockdown, special price.

PRICE: $93.00

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

Adolf Hitler

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

Third Reich Art

Kunst dem Volk (Item SPECIAL SALE; ART 11-3)

DESCRIPTION: Produced by Hitler’s photographer, this small 5 x 7 booklet is in immaculate condition. It comprises 48 pages with color and black-and-white illustrations. Included are some of the most famous of the Third Reich paintings and sculptures. This small edition of a much larger magazine was especially produced to be distributed to the soldiers of the German Wehrmacht--much more thought provoking and nicer than Betty Grable or even Marlene Dietrich. Here is noble and inspiration art (our opinion!)

PRICE: $125.00. The item has been specially reduced to $72.00

 

Hitler Ring

Hitler Ring

Hitler Ring

Hitler Ring

Hitler Ring

Adolf Hitler Depiction on a Silver Ring (Item AH 31-3; SPECIAL SALE)

DESCRIPTION: This was a part of what was a limited series of "patriot" rings that were sold after the Machtergreifung (ascension to power in 1933) when Hitler was appointed Reichs Chancellor. This was cause for patriotic jubilation throughout the Vaterland and plaques paintings, wood carvings, swastika flags, and commemorative jewelry such as this ring suddenly appeared--some of it crafted by master jewelers. This ring was the most popular model, but we've never seen one with the wreaths on the sides showing red enamel inserts. The ring is in a large size (12). It shows extensive wear and is stamped "800" (silver) on the outside shank of the ring, but this is mostly worn off from honest and probably constant wear by the original stalwart NADAP member. Here is a great original Kampzeit article of historic importance.

PRICE: $450.00; reduced to $300.00--Special!

 

 

SS Cap

SS Cap

SS Cap

SS Cap

SS Cap

SS Cap
The piping

SS Cap

SS Cap
The officer's rank

SS Cap
The stamped bill

SS Cap
The sweatband

SS Cap

SS Cap

SS Cap
The "RZM" label

SS Cap

SS Cap
Reichsführer H. Himmler

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SS Cap

SS Cap

Great Allgemeine-SS Officer’s Cap (Item SS 38-22; SPECIAL SALE SECTION)

DESCRIPTION: This SS-officer-grade service cap is one of the finest that we have ever acquired. It is in near-mint condition and is size “58.” It has the company label properly sewn in the crown. Under the size are the words “Uniformmutzen u. Efftekt A. Lang Darmstadt” (the rest is not readable because of normal wear in the past). Below the diamond-shaped label is the information as to the former owner: “-Ustuf. O. Hammel stab Ab. XXII.” On page 61 of the “Dienstaltersliste” he is shown as number “1892” as a staff officer, but is not shown as a party member. His SS number is 543121.

The Cap

The cap is tailored in wool felt, but the band is in fine, black-velvet material. The cap has never been crushed and its peak stands up at attention. The silver cap cord is in the correct position with the correct pebbled silver buttons. The SS eagle and skull are 100-percent original and proper. Original SS officer’s caps such as this are extremely rare, today. Inside the sweatband is the proper RZM label TUCHMUTZE für SS; the Hersteller number is “38 RZM.” The Einzelhandel number is “10013.” Other words and numbers accompany this on this important tag. Located on the brim, which, by the way, is in beautiful condition, is the “SS RZM” stamp. The sweatband is in very good condition throughout. The tan, silklike liner inside the cap is in excellent condition. The piping in the three areas of the cap is also clean and distinct as you can see in our pictures. Make no mistake, this is a very special item deserving of a special place in any advanced collection or museum. They just are not around anymore that is if you want a 100-perecent original piece.

PRICE: $8,500.00; Sale. The consigner has consented to accept $7,000.00 as a very special offering on this magnificent cap.

 

 

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Silver Goblet; a Gift from Julius Streicher (Item GOR 8-14; SPECIAL SALE SECTION)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful silver Pokal, or Goblet, that is a typical Nuremberg-style with Frankish motif throughout. It was presented to Hermann Göring by Julius Streicher, Gauleiter of Franklin, in 1934, to commemorate a major hunting expedition in the woods surrounding Nuremberg arranged by Streicher on behalf and in honor of Hermann Göring. This beautiful goblet was presented to Göring when friendly relations existed between the two personages. Later on, the two disdained each other and actually Streicher was dismissed in 1938 from all party offices including Gauleiter of Franconia mostly for spreading untrue rumors about none other than Hermann Göring and several furious outbursts towards other Gauleiters. However, he remained on good terms with Hitler. Streicher was the founder and editor of Der Stürmer, an anti-Jewish magazine of note. He was one of the main participants in the Munich Beer Hall Putsch in 1923, which later gave him the privilege of marching at the front of the annual reenactment of the event after the National Socialists came to power in 1933. Streicher’s paper Der Stürmer reached a circulation of 480,000 in 1935. He was a bit rough around the edges, but he was admired and respected by the common folk. He claimed that Jews were white slavers and were responsible for 90 percent of the prostitutes in the country. He claimed also that they contributed to the depression, unemployment, and inflation in Germany. He was the only accused at the trial to be convicted for his writings and was hanged for essentially his speeches and editing. This was done with the dubious charge of “crime against humanity.” It would be interesting to look closely at that charge and see if by the Nuremberg edicts if certain leaders close to home might have (and are) guilty of this same named special charge. Rather intriguing isn’t it? The goblet is pure ‘800’ silver and is marked along the bottom edge “Steinicken & Lohr” with the silver designation of ‘800’ plus the half moon, crown, and a company metal-strike logo. The center of the body of the goblet bears the shield of the city. This is a woman with exposed breasts, who is half eagle with extended wings. This is hand engraved. Under this is the hunter’s cry of “Horrido.” This was the centuries-old cry shouted by hunters as an organized hunt was joined. On the other side is a sentiment also engraved and it says “Meinem lieber jadgfreund und Pg. Hermann Göring zum Andenken an den grossen Jadgausflug in Nürnberg.” This means “My dear hunting friend and party member Hermann Göring in memory of the great hunt in Nuremberg.” Under this is the inscribed facsimile signature of Julius Streicher. The goblet measures 6 3/4 inches high with a mouth opening of practically 4 inches. The most beautiful feature is the three panels at the base of the vessel. First is a base relief image of a medium hunter with a crossbow in one hand and a Jadgmesser hunting knife in the other while stalking his prey. Then there is a Jadghund, or hunting dog, who leaps at a deer in flight that is featured on the third illustration. All of these fold into one story of a 15th-century hunting adventure. This is without a doubt one of the finest silver Pokals that we have ever seen in this category. Above the presentation inscription is a Sonnenrad, or mobile swastika, with twisted arms later used in the Luftwaffe swords of Hermann Göring’s mighty air force. Göring always loved this Aryan symbol portrayed as such and Streicher must have known this. Well, gentlemen, Germania has once again unearthed a virtual treasure of the National Socialist regime. Having connections to two of its leading proponents the goblet was found and purchased in the vicinity of Veldenstein Castle along with several other Göring treasures. See our writing and posted cigar cutter at Item GOR 8-11 for an explanation of the Veldenstein purchases made by our German staff. This completely unique piece is probably the most important of all the purchases made at Veldenstein. Burg Veldenstein has recently been suspected as the hiding place for the famed amber room spirited off by the or Wehrmacht. But in 1945, it was removed by German soldiers and probably hidden somewhere near the castle. The consigner has consented to reduce it radically to $5,500.00. This is not only a vastly important historic relic, but the workmanship is truly remarkable.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Beer Stein

Medal

Medal

Medal

Medal

Medal
Note cracked areas here and on other thumbnails.

Medal

Wehrmacht-Luftwaffe Beer Stein (cracked) (Item LUFT 23-6; SPECIAL SALE SECTION)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the best and rarest of the short WWII-era beer mugs. It’s a shame that somewhere in its past it was severely cracked. If it were not, we could say that it would easily be a really expensive piece; a veritable prize! It depicts on its front early Heinkel airplanes in flight and the German words that translate to “In memory of my service time.” One of the side panels shows Luftwaffe personnel refueling aircraft; the other side panel depicts an antiaircraft gun in action with an airplane spotter using his sighting equipment. Yes, seriously cracked, but still heroically holding on and still handsome ‘although wounded in battle.’ This is still a handsome display piece for the collector’s shelf.

PRICE: $95.00; a true bargain.00

 

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Red Cross

Book Unter dem Roten Kreuz im Weltkriege (Item REDCROSS 1-13; SPECIAL SALE SECTION)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare presentation book chronicling the work of the German Red Cross organization in the First World War. It’s a large-format book measuring 10 x 13 inches and comprises 455 pages full of text and great pictures of these wonderful, spirited, and brave Samaritans at work aiding and saving the lives of Germany’s heroes at the front and in the fatherland. Uniformed personnel, vehicles, front first-aid stations, and hospitals are shown in clear, sharp detail. Slick pages make for a beautiful presentation throughout. Many of the pictures are quite spectacular and this is really a rare and important archival treasure. It was presented to the sectional Red Cross doctor Alfred Schönfeld in 1936 by his staff medics and there is an inscription to that effect in the flyleaf.

PRICE:  $250.00Now reduced on sale to $175.00

 

Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item

Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
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Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative History Item
Commemorative Item to Recognize the N.S. History of a City  (Very Special) (Item NSD 18-6; SPECIAL SALE SECTION)

DESCRIPTION: This was produced to commemorate the history of Sontheim on the occasion of its corporation into the district free city of Heilbrunn-Necker and it was dedicated to Herr Karl Feucht of the council in Sontheim on September 30th 1938 with the original signatures of the mayor, the assistant mayor and aldermen. It is on fine parchment hand done in the most beautiful calligraphy and signed by a certain Herr Von Hammel who did the art work. The box is lined with linen and it is probable that it once had a top but that is missing if it had one at all. When the double flaps containing a Hitler quote is opened you see the parchment document when this is lifted there lays within 23 photos 18 cm x 13 cm from various places within Sontheim. For the collector who appreciates art and social history of the 3rd Reich this is a particularly rare and beautiful addition to an important collection.  The box measures in inches 10 x 13 and is 2 inches deep in very nice condition. The words of Adolf Hitler that are on the opening flaps are translated as follows:  “History is not made by weaklings nor neutrals but by people who are not afraid to fight!”  If only there were more people who would fit into the latter category. 

PRICE: $789.00; This is now offered for special sale price of $450.00.

 

Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor

Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor
Kaiser Wilhelm Tobacco Humidor

Kaiser Wilhelm I Tobacco Humidor (Grandfather of Kaiser Wilhelm II) (Item Special Sales; WILHELM 9-13 & KSPEC 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is a magnificent likeness of Kaiser Wilhelm I, King of Prussia and Emperor of Germany, often called the Warrior King by his loving public.  It was he who reigned over the union of all the Germanic states into the united German Empire. He did this at Versailles along with Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor and all of his Marshalls in attendance. He was the greatest of European royalty and was a kindly and just monarch and certainly the greatest of the Hohenzollern royal line, He is shown while seated upon the Royal Prussian throne chair. He holds the royal scepter while the orb of Empire sits upon the table beside him. Also on the table is the royal edict of unity that joined all the states of the great German confederation. The royal Prussian crown of Charlemagne rests on his head and the medals of knightly service decorate his tunic. He wears the ermine decorated cloak of the dynasty. The face of the emperor is so life like that it is remarkable in the porcelain arts. The figure comes apart in the middle to expose the compartment for the storage of tobacco; there are no markings or company names on the piece.  It stands about 16 inches high and is about 6 ½ inches wide at the base by 5 ½ inches. The condition is perfect for the most part (no breaks or repairs). There is a bit of tiny scratches in the paint -- almost not noticeable at all. This is a treasure from the Grossezeit (the Great Time) of Germany’s glory and majesty.

PRICE: $1,200.00 Special Sale: Reduced to $989.00

 

 

Praying Soldier

Praying Soldier

 

Praying Soldier

 

Oil painting on Canvas from the Franco-Prussian-War Period (Item Special Sales; WILHELM 9-15; KPAINTING 1-19)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very charming picture that depicts a Prussian soldier—probably an infantryman—as he is seen tipping his Pickelhaube (helmet) and bows his head in prayer. He stands in the forefront of impending battle and implores his God to care for him and his comrades, and procure victory for his Fatherland. The buckles of the Prussian army and later the entire German army proclaimed Gott mit uns (God with us) and God was certainly with them in this 1870-71 war with France. The combined German forces under the leadership of Prussia and Kaiser Wilhelm I utterly trounced the French forces of Napoleon II there, and because of the solidarity and cooperation of the other Germanic states, which joined Prussia in the fight, the way was paved for the great unity and brought forth for the first time the unified German nation; this was proclaimed at the Versailles Hall of Mirrors in 1871. This soldier personifies the deep religious feeling as experienced by the average German solider. This man is, however, an officer as evidenced by his uniform and helmet fittings. The presentation is certainly charming, compelling, and inspiring. Here is the brave Teutonic warrior speaking to his creator with an appeal on his own behalf and for heavenly protection for his soldier comrades that we can perceive in the background of the scene. The frame is a precious relic on its own and is as German as sauerkraut! It employs deep-relief oak leaves and acorns all around its framing; absolutely beautiful in its overall presentation. Inside the outer frame parameters is a beautiful Victorian-style motif that serves as an inner bezel. The frame measures 28 x 20 inches and is about 3 ½ inches wide including the bezel. The painting measures about 12 by 20 inches and is in really fine condition considering that it is probably over 142 years old. It is 100 percent original to the period, as is the frame. This is a real museum piece and it brings an important truism!: A fact from the past that gives a revisionist perspective that flies in the face of so much dubious propaganda (so-called facts) about the German war machine and the so-called German propensity for cruelty and antireligious leanings. In other words, so much Hogwash! Here is the typical God-fearing “Deutscher Soldat” in direct communication with his lord. “Gott mit uns."

PRICE: $1,450.00 Reduced and on special sale for $985.00

 

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U.S. Springfield 1884 Model, 45-70 Cal (Item USARTICLES 1-10; Special Sales)

DESCRIPTION: This was the rifle of the Indian Wars and the Spanish American War. This gun is in excellent plus condition . An Exceptional specimen with extremely good metal parts and barrel., 80% original finish. Some minor nicks and scratches to the otherwise excellent stock. Most of these rifles produced were regular infantry rifles although the trapdoor was produced in several varieties ,such as carbines the manufacture of the Springfield trapdoor was terminated in June of 1893. This model 1884 had the Buffington rear sight. This weapon became the typical weapon of the American soldier. Dependable with fine honed accuracy and a cartridge big enough to “do the job”. This is a really superior example with the original bayonet and scabbard. The bayonet is with the leather frog equipped with the dollar size bras plate with ( U.S. ) in raised letters. The cleaning rod is there and the original leather sling also. On the top of the trap door it is stamped (US Model 1884). The serial no. is 370983. On the lock plate is the American Federal Eagle and the words (US Springfield). The action is super tight and is like a brand new gun. The bore is excellent; the length is 51 inches altogether. The outside of the barrel is average with no rust or pitting. Case hardening can be clearly seen on the lock, door and hammer. They just usually don't come any better than this one. It is a great piece. (It really is!) I have fired it and is a real thrill to be firing this vintage antique that is still in perfect firing order.

PRICE:   $2,800.00. On sale now and marked down to $2,000.00. This is really a “super bargain.”

 

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Mod 1878 Springfield 45-70 Rifle (trap door) with Bayonet (Item USARTICLES 1-11; Special Sale)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fine example of the famed 45-70 Springfield trapdoor rifle that was used in the Indian wars and early in the Spanish American War. This is an exceptional specimen with exceptionally good metal parts that retain most of their case-hardened color. The barrel retains about 90 percent of its original bluing. The action is quite tight and functions like a new weapon. At the top end of the trapdoor, it says “MODEL 1878” with the eagle’s head over two arrows and “U.S.” Under this on the side place is “U.S. SPRINGFIELD” with the Federal Eagle stamp. The serial number on the breech is “242616.” The stock is slightly scratched, but unchipped. The butt plate is dark and marked “US.” No sling. The original cleaning rod is intact. This model has the Buffington rear sight; read more about these marvelous rifles on the internet. The overall length is 51 inches. All in all, this rare 1878 “shootin' piece” is in exceptionally good condition and worthy of a good collection or museum. These are handsome guns and prodigiously important to American history. You would do well to acquire one before they are nothing but history on paper.

PRICE:  $2,400.00, but on special sale at $1,800.00

 

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Waffen-SS

A Waffen-SS Photo Album (Item WAF 6-1; Special Sale)

DESCRIPTION: The album is comprised of 80 nice, clear pictures all having belonged to a young soldier of the Waffen-SS. The first eight photos depict him in the uniform of the Schupo (Schutzpolizei), Protection Police. In the first picture of the album he is seen in either as active member of the police or as a cadet in training. This was probably in the Weimar period, but in 1941, he is pictured with his wife? And he wears this uniform of an SS-Junker (active officer candidate). The next pictures are showing him at Bad Tölz and there are several references to Unna in Westfalen. There was a concentration camp there, but also SS training facilities. He also must have spent some time at Arelson, the other large SS facility. He is shown with soldiers of the Panzer Korps and other Wehrmacht soldiers. The thing that makes this album special is that each picture is noted to identification written in pencil below. Many of the pictures are combat related at the front. There is a great picture of the Hermannsdenkmal, or statue of Herman the Liberator among the snapshots. There is a great 5 1/2 x 3 1/4-inch picture taken at Senne Mai 1942 of SS-Scharführer of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler with all their names listed and another in the back of the book taken in 1944 with a large group of Waffen-SS in a group scene (all named). Toward to back also he is shown with the rank of Oberscharführer, and in another page there are pictures of two other Oberscharführer, who were evidently his Kameraden. The album is bound in a brown cover that is possible leather or leatherette. Condition is perfect with no pictures missing. This is a great historical treasure.

PRICE: $1,200.00 Reduced for special sale . . . Now $850.00

 

 

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Wehrmacht

Gebirgsjäger (Mountain Troops) Painting (Item WEHR 9-5; Special Sale)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a fine example of original German WWII combat art. It is a wonderful depiction of two Gebirgsjäger of the 1st Mountain Infantry Division formed in 1938 around the nucleus of a Gebirgsbrigade and its regiments located in lower Bavaria when its mobilization was ordered on August 26, 1939. The men pictured are members of the 99th Regiment that was stationed at Fusson below the Ludwig Castle Neuschwanstein. The division fought in Poland in 1939 and in the campaign against the western powers in 1940. It was trained for the amphibious operation "Sea Lion," the proposed, but, unfortunately, cancelled invasion of Britain. During the campaign in the Balkans in spring of 1941 the division served with the 2nd Army in the fighting in Yugoslavia. It fought valiantly in the Epirus, Corfu, Serbia, and Bosnia. It also took part in the 6th SS Panzer attack around the Platensee in March of 1945. The mountain troopers, like the men of the Waffen-SS, could be considered Germany's WWII elite. They were demonized by writers as merciless to the Soviet partisans that they captured and hanged or shot. Only now in books and programs like the "History Channel" NS pictorial evidence being shown of what these gangsters and murderers called partisans did to captured German soldiers when they fell into the hands of these thugs: torture, castration, young men burned alive just after their throats were sliced. I'm sure that the Gebirgsjäger's bullet or rope was preferable. In any case, this painting was obtained from a mountain troop Kasserne near Bertesgaden when it was converted to a hostel for Turkish Auslanders. The picture is fine and historically important and a fitting memorial to Germany's fighting soldiers. The painting is in good condition except for a few flakes over the left eye of the figure in the foreground (should be professionally touched up). The artist who signed it was W. Eschmann in 1941. The size with frame is 39 x 31 ½ inches. The frame is more than 1 ¾ inches wide. This is a BIG canvas and will grace any good Wehrmacht collection.

PRICE: $3,500.00. Special sale now. . . $2,500.00

 

Kriegsmarine

Kriegsmarine

Kriegsmarine

Kriegsmarine

Kriegsmarine

Kriegsmarine

Ship's Clock from the Imperial Navy (Kaiserlichemarine) (Item KRIEG 3-6; Special Sale)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rare (working) clock from an Imperial ship of the line in brass casing with a white paper face. The marking and anchor with the letters "GB" surmounted with the Bavarian-looking royal crown are found in two places within the works. They are perceived when the works are removed by loosening the screws holding the clock in position within the case. This "GB" stand for a famous German clockmaker, Gustav Becker, of Silesia (Freiburg). He manufactured the very best of German clocks since 1888. The manufacture date of this one would be about 1915. The clock has its original wind-up key and it keeps accurate time. This is not only a fine-quality antique timepiece, but it also is a very rare military nautical item, as well; perhaps four times the rarity of the Kriegsmarine WW II types. We have not cleaned the case so it is out of polish with a little green tarnish here and there. It measures 6 ½ inches across the face and is 3 ½ inches deep. This is a great find and no fine Imperial naval collection should be deprived of this one unique chance to add a real rarity of the high seas.

PRICE: $1,500.00; Sale. Reduced to $1,200.00

 

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler

Incredible Hitler Photo Album (Item ALBUM 4-20; AH 7-1; SPECIAL SALES)

DESCRIPTION: This is a photo album that was put together by a lady who lived in the town of Berchtesgaden and was an early NSDAP member. She was a most respected party member and highly thought of by all the SS guards, Gestapo agents, and SD personnel. This is reflected vividly as one observes how close she was able to get to the Führer and other leaders for her candid photographs. She was able to even stand above the Berghof and snap pictures in an area that would be strictly off limits to anyone else. Remarkably these photos were developed by various photo developers right there in Berchtesgaden. The pictures are astounding and incredible not for quality or posing but because they are candid by a person who might have been one of the very few that would have been allowed such closeness and familiarity. The lady who left this album after her death closely guarded her identification even to the man she willed the wonderful album to. He identified her to me because he knew I could be trusted to keep her (and his) secret. The man was very elderly and knew Valhalla was beckoning so he believed that the album should go into a museum or to a serious collector. And now we offer it to you, the collector, in the hope that it will be dutifully preserved. There are many pictures of the Frau as she entertained guests and accompanied them to the heilig Berghof that she believed sacred to Germany and the western world. Now that she has traveled to that place where no sojourner returns, her picture now can be seen. She stands right out in the pictures as she has such a noble countenance and stature. There are quite a few scenes where the Führer himself walks down from the Berghof to the front gate to greet and receive greetings from assembled guests. Always note the vantage points from which our Gnade Frau shoots her Leica. Again, we call your attention to the complete trust she enjoyed (incredible!). In several pictures you can see that the Führer seems to personally pose for her camera (vastly incredible!!!). In one of the pictures at an outside dining table an L.A.H. guard sits with the ladies, including our photographer. Is this her husband? Other scenes have this same man (or it seems to be) at rest in civilian clothing. There are quite a few Obersalzburg, Konigsee, and Berchtesgaden scenes that will be very familiar to persons who have traveled to and visited this area of Bavarian Heaven. There are quite a few scenes of the Führer's Mercedes, guards, and notables as they motor out of the gates of the house. There are wonderful photos of the famous peak known as the Waltzmann. A fine postcard-sized picture of Hitler's mentor, Dietrich Ekharts Grave. He is buried in the Berchtesgaden Freidhof (cemetery). Your writer has stood at the foot of this grave, while giving the Deutsches Grüss! One of my favorite candid photos is one of Adolf Hitler and Rudolf Hess greeting an admirer. There are three absolutely great actual postcard pictures of the Führer in the town of Berchtesgaden and one of Rudolf Hess and the Führer in front of the Berghof. We wonder if these commercial postcards were in fact taken from our heroine's photos. Possible? About three-fourths through the album are some photos of an event of the NSDAP in Munich. She must have gone there to attend. Nine of the photos here are rather poor as she must have somehow let light into the Leica; however, a picture of Dr. Todt addressing the crowd is fairly good and the auto driven entrance of the Führer came out good. The crowd scenes and flag-bedecked streets are dramatic and well taken. A close-up of the Führer in front of the famous Berchtesgaden foyer is great as most of we Germanophiles are very familiar with this spot. There are three beautiful postcards of the Imperial War Army Museum that was dedicated to 13,000 war dead, and the unknown soldier in bronze that lies in front, even today, although the museum is in shambles. While she was in Munich she photographed the brown house, the Feldherrenhalle, and an SA formation passing the Braun Haus. At the beginning of the book there are five period postcards depicting the Adolf Hitler Höhe, or summit, two of the hotel or pension Zum Türken, and two great views of the Berghof. We earnestly believe that this may be one of the most important albums that still exist of the Third Reich and particularly Adolf Hitler considering the candid photography demonstrated here by one little woman who believed Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Führer!

PRICE: Extremly historicaly important and a bargain at $6,500.00

Special Sale now $4,500.00

 

Party Day

Party Day

Party Day

Book Reichtagung in Nürnberg, 1933 (Item PARTEI 3-2; SPECIAL SALE)

DESCRIPTION: This is another great example of the blue Party Day books. These are so rare and so historically important. It contains beautiful, sharp, clean photography on glossy paper. You are witness as the SA, SS, Labor Corps, Hitler Youth, and the party leaders perform and demonstrate the power and pageantry that made the Parteitag the greatest mass participation ever seen in the sacred old city of Nuremberg, or anywhere in the world. This particular party day was the greatest up to that time in 1933, because it was the first after the NSDAP’s ascension to power because of the successful election of Adolf Hitler to Reichskanzler. The book consists of 263 pages of fantastic pictures and German text. This is the first Reich’s Party Day book that introduces all the NSDAP leaders in full-page, photographic portraits: Hitler, Himmler, Sepp Dietrich, Kurt Daluege, Dr. Ley, Balder von Schirach, Hess, Walter Darré, Frick, Dr. Goebbels, Julius Streicher, Hermann Göring, and many others. Missing, however, are two figures, and they were on pages 159 and 177; they were the high traitors Ernst Röhm and Karl Ernst. They were torn out of the book by whatever patriotic NSDAP supporter who once owned the book. Swastika flags, eagles, the stadiums, the old city, jubilant crowds, zeppelins, and ancient towers all combine to give the perception to the reader of just what it was all about. The book is in fairly fine condition, but the back spine is a bit worse for wear but holding well with all pages intact. It measures 9 x 11 1/2 inches and is almost an inch thick. It's a fascinating archival treasure and they just aren’t around anymore.

PRICE: $400.00; On special sale at $300.00. It is exactly like the sold one shown below.

 

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

SS-Totenkopf Photo Album (Item SS 38-31; WAF 14-20; ALBUM 4-9; SPECIAL SALE)

DESCRIPTION: We purchased this one at a flea market and were quite surprised to have found it there as it is in fine condition. It is a standard photo album size 12 x 9 inches. The covering looks to be leather or leatherette. It has the embossed SS rune symbol in silver color on the cover along with a metal SS cap skull (Totenkopf). This appears to have been there for ages! And I am positive it has been. Also, you can see the silver embossed words “Meine Dienstzeit” and this translates to “My Service Time.” The pages include some 20 5 x 7 photos and 25 others that are mostly 5½ x 3½ inches. The larger pictures may have been ones that the original owner photographed from the album of a comrade, as they are not as sharp as the 5½ x 3½-sized ones. All of these are original, first-view photographs. The album owner also included on the first page a fine photo postcard of his boss Obergruppenführer Sep Dietrich. That along with a magnificent original photo of Allgemeine-SS troopers with the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler Standarte. Here is a treasure of history, rare and truly historically important.

PRICE: $2,500.00; Consignor has decided to let it go for $1,500.00

 

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