[ Home Page ]
[ Third Reich ]
[ Old Reich ]
[ Kaiser Reich ]
[ Imperial Russia ]
[ Axis Powers ]
[ Italian Fascist ]
[ WW I ]
[ Landsknecht ]
[ Kaiser Wilhelm ]
[ Frederick the Great ]
Swedish Hunter's Visit to Ost Preussia and Hermann Göring (Item GOR 4-1)
|DESCRIPTION: This is one of the premier albums ever to be offered on the web. It's the visit of Swedish foresters and marksmen to east Prussia in 1937. They arrived in Berlin on May 7, 1937 and were welcomed by General Forest Supervisor Wandemr von Keudell and his staff. An obligatory stop was with the invitation of Hermann Göring to visit Karinhalle, the fabulous hunting lodge of the future Reichsmarschal. Thomas Johnson, author of Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich in his Vol. 4 borrowed this album to illustrate the wearing of the forestry cutlasses. At this time the wonderful album belonged to Leif Linde in Sweden. The picture of the forestry officials and servicemen are "great" and then the album goes on with the trip to castles and Purssian estates, and, of course, to the Kreigerdenkmal at Tannenberg, the wonderful monument to Hindenburg's sound defeat of the Russians in WW I. This was one of the greatest war memorials of all times. It was leveled of course by the Russian barbarians at the end of WW II. There are many pictures of General Forestmaster von Keudell and his men throughout most of the album, as the main theme is forestry and the hunt. This is what the Swedish delegation came for and obviously they were treated as royalty. Beside Karinhalle they were also gusts at Jägerhof Rominten. There is a card presented by the Gauleiter and supreme president of the provence4 of east Prussia Erich Koch who welcome the delegation on May 10, 1937 in the silver hail of the Park Hotel. A picture of Hitler Youth children who also greeted them in Königsberg is shown under this. At Schorfheide (the Forest around Karinhalle) Hermann Göring lifts a toast to the guests with a huge stein of beer. He is also seen dining at an outdoor table with the Swedish leader Rydbeck. At the end of the book there is a visit to one of the Prussian nobility at his castle. Count Albrecht Fredrick Graf von Dzyntenburg, who, with his wife both in Jägertracht, hunting-motif clothing, greet them and show them about the nearby forestland. There is also a card showing the Graf's castle estate December 25, 1937. The album also has a great map of Prussia in color that with red pen shows the route of the Swedish delegation's marvelous tour. The album is covered with a blue, leather-like material we believe it to be manmade. It measures 13 x 10 inches and is almost an inch thick. It has about 70 pictures most of them being 4 x 3 ¾ inches with some being 3 ½ x 2 ¼ and some 5 ½ x 3 ¼ inches in size. There are several clippings from Swedish newspapers chronicling the event almost step by step. Maps, and a great full-view drawing of the Tannenberg Memorial in the back. While the general condition is good, some of the pages have come loose at the binding and a few have some edge gouging. The pictures are perfect, however. This is the album of albums for the Göring collector, the forestry collector, or the archivist of very important Third Reich events or someone who just wants to own something neat!
PRICE: $485.00 SOLD
Hermann Göring Ring (medieval) (Item GOR 4-2)
|DESCRIPTION: This was possibly the greatest find that was realized in the great purchases among the items of The Treasure Trove, but that we managed to negotiate at the Stuttgart Waffenborse (military show). Please read about this purchase in the description of the SS Victory Rings at Item SS 3-3. At least two of these companies were used by Reichsmarschal Hermann Göring for the special handling and production of all his jewelry. Here were found wonderful specimens of brooches, boxes, rings, pendants; all from the original design of Hermann, himself. Most of these rings have a rather modern 20th-century design and employ stones such as onyx or sardonex. This particular ring was different indeed employing no stone at all. This, instead, was a wax-seal ring of astonishing beauty made in the form of rings that were used by the Teutonic knights and kings of old. We researched the design as far as we could thinking it might have had something to do with the Göring's of antiquity, but nothing showed up that was similar. From sources in Prussia we discovered that the cherubic angels on its side may have been connected to the von Epenstein family. Hermann Ritter von Epenstein was Göring's godfather, whom he admired intensely. This aristocratic family (part Jewish) was none the less the early patron of the young Hermann Göring and the family Göring lived in Epenstein's castles, Mauterndorf and Veldenstein. There are unsubstantiated tales of secret liaisons between Göring's mother and von Epenstein. The ring may have been designed from wall decorations at Veldenstein. Epenstein was a fervent Roman Catholic and angels dominated much of the décor in the ancient hall and walls of the family castles. In any case Hermann Göring the romanticist and patron of the arts would have naturally been disposed toward the design of this ring. It's massive countenance alone speaks of his preference toward the grandiose! Another fact that we have discovered is that he would often present as gifts renditions of his own jewelry when it was particularly admired by guests and political contacts. Mussolini and Charles Lindberg received Göring rings. This heavy ring is a seal ring so the "armored arm" and H.G. are backwards allowing it to be used to transfer the impression to the wax. His name in full is hand engraved around the cap that supports the seal platform. The ring is in an average size in fine silver. This is a very handsome, though almost cumbersome, ring. It could be said to be rather ostentatious in its entire perspective, but in the flamboyant lifestyle of the spirited and energetic human dynamo who owned it.
Please E-mail for any additional information you may need.
If you prefer, contact 'Germania' at PO Box 68, Lakemont, GA 30552
or call at 706.782.1668.
Please! do not call during the wee hours of the morning. The best time for calling us is between 9 and 11 am and between 9 and 11 pm eastern time.