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Luftwaffe

 

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet
Winner’s name, rank, date of issue

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet
The official silver stamp

Goblet

Goblet

Goblet
Hans-Ulrich Rudel with his honor goblet

Goblet
Proud recipients of the Ehrenpokal

Goblet

Goblet
Here is another one we formerly had.

Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 23-1; POKALS 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: The Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe) was a Luftwaffe award established on 27 February 1940, by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, the Reich Minister of Aviation and Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe. It was officially known as the “Ehrenpokal ‘für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg,’” or “Honor Goblet ‘For Special Achievement in the Air War.’” The award was given only to flying personnel (pilots and aircrew). Recipients' named were published in the periodical Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe (“Honor List of the German Air Force”). German archives indicate that approximately 58,000 were given "on paper,” but only 13-15,000 goblets were actually awarded according to the records. The first airman to receive the goblet was Johann Schalk on 21 August 1940. The award was made to aircrew who had already been awarded the Iron Cross First Class, but whose performance was not considered to merit the German Cross or Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was replaced by the Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp in January 1944. The actual goblet was produced in two materials, fine silver (German: Feinsilber) or also in German Silver (German: Alpaka) or nickel silver. The size is about 200 mm tall x 100 mm in diameter. The goblet was produced in two pieces, which were fitted together into one unit. The obverse depicts two eagles in mortal combat, while the reverse bears an Iron Cross in high relief. Oak leaves and acorns adorn the stem. The legend "Für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg" is formed into the base. Our offered Ehrenpokal was awarded to Uffz. Wilhelm Wagner on 12.10.42. Below the Iron Cross the engraving reads “UFFZ KARL WILHELM WAGNER AUFK.ST. 4 (F)/14.” On the bottom when turned over is the stamp inside comprised of the crescent moon and the crown and imperial-looking eagle plus the silver mark “925.” This goblet is the most desirable Feinsilberexample. The name and rank of Wagner and the date of his winning the Ehrenpokal appears again on the base. Wagner was a Luftwaffe observer and the Pokal was awarded to him for outstanding achievement in the air war. This goblet is in excellent if not to say mint condition; no dings, bumps, no scratches, just perfection personified!

PRICE: $5,850.00

 

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle
An enlisted rank's tunic with 2nd type buckle

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

Luftwaffe Service Belt and Buckle (Item LUFT 23-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Luftwaffe belt and buckle with second-type, pebbled buckle design and manufactured in aluminum. It also has the simpler later-type buckle catch than others shown on this page. The belt is also shorter, measuring 38 inches long not including the buckle. The inside leather tab has the mark of the manufacturer “H. Aurich Dresden 1939.” This belt is in fine condition.

PRICE: $225.00

 

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle
Luftwaffe Soldier with camo tunic

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

Second-Pattern Luftwaffe Service Belt and Buckle (Item LUFT 23-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice 100-percent original Luftwaffe belt with aluminum belt buckle. The belt size is measured at about 40 inches long. The belt is in good, strong shape with the part intact that holds the retaining clip. The leather is in good shape with the usual wear usage visible. The retaining clip shows some old rust, but is firm and usable. The end where the sizing holes are is in fine shape and the stitching here is also in great shape. The aluminum buckle is the second type model and was used by Luftwaffe enlisted men and officers. The eagle and wreath show wear–this belt was worn!. The company that made it is shown as “RS&S” for Richard Sieper and Söhne. This company was in Lüdenscheid, and this marking is on the inside of the buckle’s backside. This is an excellent piece worthy of a good collection.

PRICE: $225.00

 

Medal

Medal
SS-Standartenführer Léon Degrelle wears his Iron Cross First Class

Medal

Medal

Medal

Medal

WWII Iron Cross Medal First Class (Item LUFT 23-4; WEHR 35-9; WAF 14-19)

DESCRIPTION: The Iron Cross medal was perhaps one of the most historically noteworthy military awards in Nazi Germany. It already held a venerable place in German history that dated back to 1813, and the rule of King Friedrich Wilhelm III, before Adolf Hitler added a prominent swastika to it in 1939. There were three versions of the Iron Cross during the period of the Third Reich: Iron Cross Second Class, Iron Cross First Class, and the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross or simply, the Knight’s Cross. The First Class and Second Class medals shared the same dimensions, measuring 44mm in width and height. The larger Knight’s Cross measured 48mm in width and height. All three versions of the Iron Cross were emblazoned with the date “1939” at the bottom. Of the three medals, the Iron Cross Second Class was most common, while the Iron Cross First Class was awarded much more sparingly. The Knight’s Cross was only awarded to the most exemplary soldiers and as such it is very rare to find an original one today. The first class piece that we offer here is 100 percent original and is as nice as or nicer than the best ever offered on the web. The numeral “16” is stamped into the pin on the back and this indicates that it was produced by the firm Steinhauer & Lück. So, if you’re looking for one of the best out there, this is the one for you.

PRICE: $296.00

 

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle

Medal

Medal

Medal

Medal

German Luftwaffe Belt Buckle (Item LUFT 23-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice Luftwaffe belt buckle for enlisted personnel. It has all its original dark, blackened patina. I don’t think they came any better than this. The detail of the eagle springs right out at you! The condition is about mint; the texture and detailing on the leaf pattern surrounding the eagle is highly detailed.

PRICE: $110.00

 

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