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Hermann Göring's Collar Pin as Seen on Prewar Publications

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin
Hermann Göring on the cover of Time April 1, 1940

Goring Collar Pin
Full-page picture from an article on Göring in the
September 11, 1939, issue of Life

 

Goring Collar Pin
Note the fine mine-cut sapphires that form the swastika

Goring Collar Pin
Note the 3-dimensional jeweler excellence

Goring Collar Pin
Shows back construction

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin
Note "D" and "J" on ribbon

Goring Collar Pin
Special tube-pin catch on left side

Goring Collar Pin
Pin hinge

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin

 

Hermann Göring’s Gold and Jeweled Reichsjägermeister Collar Pin as Seen in Important Prewar Publications Stupendous!!!!
(Item GOR 11-15)

DESCRIPTION: Of the top 20 fabulous relics that have been owned by us in the course of over 40 years, this is possibly the apex! Words can hardly describe the beauty or the maximal consummate historical importance that can be characterized here. This is to us breathtaking! Hermann Göring, the hunting enthusiast personified, was elated in 1934 when Adolf Hitler bestowed upon him the job and title of Reichsjägermeister having authority over all hunting and forest preservation. His edicts and game laws were a model for those still in force throughout Europe, today. Among the many duties that this barrel of energy took on, this one was by far his favorite office because it afforded him some time for relaxation at his hunting lodges in east Prussia Carinhall and Rominten. He hunted along with ambassadors, kings, princes, and the power brokers of the world, among others. The German people loved him and called him ‘Unser Hermann’ (“Our Hermann”). We have always been very passionate about accumulating Göring treasures, and have had quite a few over the years as we were lucky enough to make some important contacts in Veldenstein, the 16th century castle owned by Hermann Göring. I cover all of this elsewhere in the Göring section of the Germania site.

The Collar Pin

This famous collar pin was obviously a favorite jewelry piece that was numbered in Göring’s vast collection of jewelry. He wore it when pictured on the cover of the 1940 issue of Time magazine and he also wore the same Jäger outfit and sported this collar pin earlier in a full-color, full-page picture in the pages of Life magazine’s edition of September 11, 1939. Both magazines, of course, were the most prestigious news magazines of the prewar era. The collar pin had been in the collection of Mr. William Blynn, a prestigious collector of Third Reich items, who had some of the very finest and rarest articles ever accumulated from the highest-ranking N.S. personalities. Among these article include the Coburg stained-glass window from the estate of Gauleiter Fritz Wachtler, NSDAP 18-45; the Alfred Rosenberg Mein Kampf, AH 28-1; Napoleon’s sword, Göring’s automobile pennant, GOR 11-10 ; and a jeweled and brilliantly exotic ring presented to Adolf Hitler—which he never wore--and too many more fantastic things to be able to be mentioned here. But, of all the items Bill owned he considered the collar pin the greatest, the most beautiful, and certainly the most important piece of all! He had shown it to me twice since 1965 when he brought it to shows in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Monroeville, Pennsylvania. It was never for sale while he had it but he was very deservedly proud to possess it and now and then be able to show it to admirers who usually stood awestruck and totally fascinated by its obvious beauty, but also for its prodigious historical importance. After Bill passed on to his reward in Heaven or Walhalla, his collection was put up for auction in at least two auction houses and I was fortunate enough to buy several of the most important pieces, but this collar pin was certainly the greatest item of all of them. I paid dearly for it for sure but certainly it is by far one of the greatest relics I have ever owned or would even hope to own. And I do not at all apologize for the fact that I feel that it is a memento of a man whom I admire greatly, a brave man who was a lover of beauty and the finer things. His politics aside he truly was, as they say, a renaissance man, a latter-day Falstaff. Today, I share his enthusiasm for the collecting of fabulous historical treasures, as I am sure you do as well. The piece is well known to other dealers and collectors who knew Mr. Blynn and his marvelous collection, but no piece ever stood out as much as this one. Whoever ends up with it will be the owner of the most coveted N.S. relic ever found. Mr. Blynn never revealed the name of the American G.I. who brought it back and this was probably by agreement with the looter. I know many vets I have bought from insisted on anonymity. The item is in perfect condition throughout and has been carefully preserved and kept in a secure safety deposit box since purchased. The best way we can describe it is as an exquisite piece of jewelry crafted by a master jeweler for he, the second most important man in Europe in the 30’s and 40’s and paladin of Adolf Hitler. The pin could only be considered evocative of the dashing flamboyance of the Reichsjägermeister. We know it is one of a kind and although it is not signed we are very sure it is the work of Professor Herbert Zeitner, Göring’s favorite and practically personal goldsmith whose studio was in Berlin. No one else would have been considered to craft this piece of jewelry for the Master of the Hunt. Zeitner was considered the official Goldschmied of the Third Reich. The solid-gold pin measures 3 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide at its widest point. It is dominated by the head of a golden stag at center its multipointed antlers encompassing a mobile swastika lying on a field of sunrays. The swastika is comprised of nine rectangular blue sapphires each bearing nine facets and carefully placed in settings bearing decorated angles with repeating squares. Riveted below the stags head is a small banner that looks to flow independently with the initials ‘D’ and ‘J’ engraved in gothic letters and darkened appearing on either side. This represents the word Deutsche Jäger standing for the German hunting organization that Göring founded: The Deutsche Jägerschaft later to be called the Deutsches Jägerverein (D. J. V.). The stag’s head, swastika, and banner assembly are in turn carefully double riveted to the gold crossbar which bears eight similarly faceted rectangular emeralds running down either side and which are set side to side. They are held in place by straight lines of gold edging extending from the 1/4 “wide bar which is adorned with a hammered design of laurel leaves. On the reverse there is a round pin with barrel-type hinge secured in a tube with a slinging tubular-shaped catch which secures the end of the pin. The motif of the stag with swastika between its antlers goes back to the legend of Saint Hubertus (Hubert). The ancient symbol had the Christian cross where the swastika is seen. The legend has it that Hubert born 727 AD in Maastricht, who was a great lover of pleasure and his chief passion was the chase. Anyway, the story goes that Hubert was afield the morning of Good Friday (while the faithful were crowding into church) and on horseback was participating in the chase of a deer with his famous hounds. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal suddenly stopped and turned to him. Hubert stood “transfixed” and was astounded at perceiving a crucifix suspended between its antlers while he heard a voice from the Christ figure saying: “Hubert, unless you turn to the Lord and lead a Holy life, you shall quickly fall into the abyss of Hell. Go and seek lambert and he will instruct you.” Lambert was the Bishop of Maastricht who kindly tutored Hubert (who would eventually succeed him). Hubert went on to convert thousands. His feast day is November 3. Here is an absolute superb relic that was so utterly prized by “Unser Hermann” that he wore it when photographed for the world’s most prestigious magazines, Time and Life. In our estimation, almost nothing could possibly rival this item in the realm of military collectibles.

P.O.R.



Hermann Göring

 

Göring

Göring Carving
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Göring Carving
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Göring Carving
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Göring Carving (Item GOR 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This carving depicts the Göring family crest and is typical of the wooden styles of the Berchtesgaden and southern Tirol area. It is believed to have come from Göring’s mountain home, Landhaus Göring. It is gilded in the same manner that religious articles are portrayed. There is one tiny piece missing, chipped away, at the back portion of the top floral design. The piece measures about 10" high and 5" across the widest point. This us a unique piece and probably comes from the Rococo decorated study that he maintained at Landhaus Göring.

PRICE: $1,700.00


 

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