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Very Special Edition of the Magazine Der Adler, Subtitled Die deutschen Flieger im Weltkrieg (Item LUFT 14-2)

DESCRIPTION: The German Flyers in the World War is a special edition of the magazine of the Luftwaffe published in July 1939, with 51 pages devoted entirely to the flying machines and heroes of the World War. There are pictures of von Richthoffen, Ernst Udet, Göring, etc., as well as photos of airplanes of Germany, its allies and enemies, zeppelins, seaplanes, etc. This is the ultimate magazine for the flying enthusiast.

PRICE: $175.00; expensive? No! Great!

 

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Magazine of Die Wehrmacht, June 1939 (3 issues) (Item LUFT 14-3; WEHR 22-6)

DESCRIPTION: The first is a great issue of a great German magazine devoted to the German Armed Services (Die Wehrmacht). It has 31 pages with articles abut the Legion Condor and also about the Jugoslawisch Wehrmacht, Yugoslavian Army.

The next is an issue from November 1939, and it is another one devoted to the Luftwaffe and the Battle of Britain, Wir Fliegen Gegen England. It has 27 pages with at least 1 pages repaired with tape.

The last one is a very special issue for the 50th birthday of the Führer, Adolf Hitler. It has 40 pages at least one being repaired with tape. This one has as its first page a picture of GrossadmiralRaeder in full-page presentation. There are several pages of the visitations of the Führer to the army, navy, and air force with absolutely fantastic pictures.

PRICE: $175.00; all three issues

 

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Luftwaffe Officer’s Belt and Buckle, 2nd Pattern (Item LUFT 14-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice example of a Luftwaffe belt with the officer-style pebbled buckle. Leather is all good (unmarked); no stitch rotting. The leather is 38 inches long. Leather needs to be polished and buffed. It’s just as found (intact and excellent condition). This aluminum-type buckle was used often by Fallschirmjäger, paratrooper. The buckle has its unmarked leather spacer tab and has 98 percent of the finish and details intact. It was struck in Leichmetall, aluminum. The catch is integral making this early 1937 or 1938. This is as nice as they come.

PRICE: $245.00

 

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Two-Medal Group (Item LUFT 14-5; WEHR 22-14)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice, crisp, medal bar with the WWII Iron Cross Second Class and the Russian Front Medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia 1941/42 (Medaille Winterschlacht im Osten). The sarcastic nickname given it by the German soldiers was: “Gefrierfleich Orden,” “Frozen Meat Order.” The I.C. and the Russian Front Medal are in particularly fine condition—bright and crisp, exceptional.

PRICE:SOLD

 

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Luftwaffe Radio Operators and Air Gunners Badge (Item LUFT 14-7)

DESCRIPTION: This beautiful badge was instituted on January 19, 1935, and dedicated it first (before the institution of the gunner badge) to radio- and gunner-qualified personnel. These personnel had to successfully pass the training course and to participate in at least five operational flights. The maker of this particular example is B&NL or Berg & Nolte in Ludenscheid, and it is in zinc construction. This badge has an interesting variant; the bottom pin catch has a finely constructed safety feature that is in copper and must have been specially ordered by the wearer. It is a ‘u’-shaped devise with an actual hinged slide that fastens down over the pin once the pin is secured in the pin catch. This is a great innovation and certainly must have been custom made for a very proud Luftwaffe air gunner. This variant has not been seen on any other example. It’s made with exact precision and German thoroughness. This is a classic example of a scarce combat badge and we only recently discovered the bonus of the special clasp.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Pour le Mérite-Flieger (Item LUFT 14-8; WWI 8-21)

DESCRIPTION: Blue Max Flyers; the Heroic Deeds and Lives of our War Flyers is a great 517-page book chronicling the deeds and life stories of the greatest of the winners of the coveted “Blue Max” (Pour le Mérite). This is a very rare edition with text and pictures—great pictures—both photographic and illustrated. Hundred of pictures of the aces, their aircraft, zeppelins, naval engagements from aircraft; the heroes Herman Göring, Manfred von Richthofen, Woltz, Ernst Udet, and many, many more. This is just a great book for the enthusiastic collector of aeronautical items. It measures 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches and is 1 3/4 inches thick. It has wonderful clear and dramatic pictures. This book is highly sought after and seldom found. A beautifully embossed blue and gold “Pour le Mérite” is on the cover. It’s in good overall condition with a tiny bit of fraying at the top of the spine.

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Book Die Deutsche Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 14-8)

DESCRIPTION: The German Air Force is a great soft-cover book of 96 pages and is called a Bilderbuch (picture book). It’s exactly that. It was printed in 1939 in Leipzig and is just crammed full of great period pictures of the Luftwaffe in action, training, and ceremonial mode. There are great pictures of Me 109s, Stukas, Heinkels, and more. The personnel of this the world’s first modern air force are seen at work and review. There are great pictures of the Luftfahrtministerium in Berlin, der Haus der Flieger, Hitler, Göring, Udet, and other personalities. What more can we say? This is just the best pictorial depicting this first war year that probably exists. It measures 8 x 11 inches and is in great condition with a plastic covering.

PRICE: $225.00; rare and important

 

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Book Der Luftkrieg in Polen, The Air War in Poland (Item LUFT 14-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great pictorial book about the Luftwaffe’s action in the first actual war campaign in Poland. This is called a picture book and it certainly is a pictorial study of that conflict when the Luftwaffe decidedly destroyed completely Poland’s war plans. There is absolutely great action as the 109s, Stukas, Henkel IIIs, and Junkers demolish Polish positions and aircraft. The great black-and-white photography is sharp and clear. It was published in 1941 in Berlin. It measures 11 x 8 inches with original dust cover. It was covered in plastic by the former owner. This is a great documentary item and is historically important for the Luftwaffe collector and any serious WWII historian. Horrido!

PRICE: $175.00

 

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Two Luftsport Badges in Amber (Item LUFT 14-10; GEN 11-9)

DESCRIPTION: We offer these two lovely Luftsport badges that are pieces of genuine Prussian Bernstein (amber) considered the sacred stone of Teutonic tradition. We believe these were given to contributors to the NSFK (Fliegerkorps) to show that they had significantly helped to make Germany a “nation of flyers,” as Göring predicted.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Wound Badge of the Condor Legion (Item LUFT 14-12)

DESCRIPTION: The elite Condor Legion which fought in Spain did not have an official wound badge per se, or actually any other award during the actual conflict. However, when these heroes returned to the fatherland the Spanish Wound Badge was established on May 22, 1939. Its regulation stated that it was created “…as a recognition badge to the German volunteers who had received wounds in action in the heroic fight against the evil Bolshevism during the 1936-39 Spanish War of Liberation.” The usual award was in black finish with hollow back and they were exactly like the WWII wound badges with the addition of a swastika. The one we offer here without doubt was a special edition probably privately designed and ordered. It has a cutout design no doubt for a high-ranking officer, who had a flair for the unusual. The detail of helmet, swastika, swords, and victory leaves is stupendous; much better than the issue type. The badge is very light because the swords and helmet are suspended in a completely cut out field (very unusual) and obviously custom made. This is a very beautiful example of a rare badge to start with.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Target Prize for Excellent Shooting (1940) Luftwaffe? Hunting & Shooting and Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 14-13; HUNT 7-8)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the famed targets that were given as prizes at shooting competitions. This one was won by a Jean Bratengeier. It’s signed by the artist in 1940, when it was presented. This was the Kriegsjahr 1940 (War Year 1940). It says: “Abschiessen,” meaning “shooting down,” “downwind?” “downward?” Inside the black bezel it says: “Wir kommen Schon.” This seems to translate to: “We’re already coming.” We believe all of this refers to the Battle of Britain, August 1940 to May 1941. The obvious look of these white-tailed eagles flying westward over water and toward the banks or cliffs (Dover?) we think says it all! The determined looks on the faces of the birds also serve to make this assumption feasible. The “shooting down” statement would suggest that Jean may have been a bombardier or belly gunner on a German bomber aircraft. In any case this is an important WWII art object and historic relic that would look great in any good collection of the Luftwaffe or general Wehrmacht items.

PRICE: $500.00

 

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Book Kriegszeichner, War Illustrator (Item LUFT 14-14; WEHR 24-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a neat little original book of German war illustrations done by several German war artists. Some of the finest that were accomplished are among the assemblage seen here. There are 60 drawings with the cover illustration and the great little book was published about 1942 by the Luftwaffe leadership staff I c/VIII in Königsberg. It measures 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches; sort of a pocket edition. It’s in great shape and is a nice addition to the WWI collection. No Picassos here!—only true western art.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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German Photo Album from a Luftwaffe Doctor in France (Item LUFT 14-15)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great and quite rare album from the Luftwaffe lazerett in Amiens, France. It was put together by one of the doctors stationed there. “Lazerett” is translated as “hospital” or “sickbay.” There are 107 pictures and as usual with all German military albums they are different sized ranging from 7 x 5s, 3 1/2 x 2 1/2s, 6 1/4 x 4s, etc. The pictures are all black and white and crystal clear. The first of them depict the hospital and the medial staff. Then we have various training pictures including preparations by the security staff such as firearms training; very important since the cowardly scum of the French marquois favored attacking German hospitals in their terror rampages. Sports were very important and some of the pictures feature this aspect. Table displays of therapeutic products and items made by patients are shown. The French personnel (pretty ladies) are seen. Various sections of the hospital compound are shown. Various medical buildings in the area that were destroyed by bombing or partisan activity are also shown. Scenes of class lectures are shown with swastika war flags evident. Entertaining for the wounded airmen was important and is displayed in the pages. The album measures 11 1/2 x 8 /12 niches and is in wonderful shape.

PRICE: $685.00

 

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Wood-based Print of Hermann Göring as Air Marshal (Item LUFT 14-15; GOR 8-10)

DESCRIPTION: This wonderful print on board is done in what appears to the casual observer to be marquetry. It’s in 100 percent great shape and measures 9 x 11 1/2 inches. It depicts the marshal in his blue Luftwaffe tunic with Iron Cross and Pour le Mérite (Blue Max). Göring chalked up 22 kills in WWI making him an ace and when the noble Manfred v. Richthoffen was killed, Göring was then the chief of the Richthoffen Flying Circus. He had an illustrious career both as WWI hero and as the man who built the modern Luftwaffe from a bunch of gliders to the mightiest air arm the world had ever seen. This rare art piece is really a match for the Adolf Hitler piece at Item AH 13-2. This study of the man called the “latter-day Falstaff’ because of his patronage and love of art and culture seems to reflect the nobility of this man who as the German populace called “Unser Hermann,” “our Hermann.”

PRICE: $945.00

 

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