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Honor Plate of the Kriegsmarine (Item KRIEG 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is the official honor plate of the last meeting of the Naval Veterans of the German Navy-6 through 10 September 2001. The logo of the Marine Kameradenshaft with the naval monument and Christian cross with the words (translated) "Belief, Love, and Hope" are featured in the center over the crossed anchors. The years of the Kriegsmarine's existence-1939-1945--also are shown. Around the edge are the nine badges associated with the various services and awards earned by the valiant men of the heroic struggle. The plate is brass-plated zinc and measures 11 inches in diameter. There is a hanging arrangement on its back. This is a fine momento of what was a turbulent time.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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U-boat Silver Box (Item KRIEG 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a really exceptional piece of WWII history, probably made in a Kriegsmarine machine shop. We have never seen a finer and more historically important German nautical item that has such great historical provenance. The item belonged to the now-deceased machinist's mate Rudy Schnell, who was a member of the crew of the U-198, whose sailing motto was 'Westward Ho!' written in English. See the book Embleme Wafer Malings-Deutscher U-Boote 1939-1945 by Koehler. On page 87 the trifork insignia for the U-98 is clearly shown with its English motto or Vorwort. On page 88 it has a description of the history and exploits of U-198, for instance, the sinking of the British Frigate Findhorn and the Indian frigate Godavari, the captain was Kapitan Zur See Werner Hartmann. The Indian Ocean seemed to be the hunting grounds for these wolf-pack boats. The box measures 5 X 6 inches across its top and a little over one inch deep. The ornamentation of the box is incredible as can be seen in the pictures. Rudy's initials are riveted in the left-lower corner, while U-198 is shown in the left top. On the feet of the box are depictions of Poseidon, himself, with the dolphins. The stamp with the FhW is on the bottom. The book showing Hitler's silver by Griffith (look for book page) shows this as a stamp that is on many handmade silver items. The stamp of point of origin is also shown (in this case, Berlin). U-boat relics are the most rare of all Third-Reich items and here we have a very special one that is both artistically beautiful and important to WWII history.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Cargo U-boat Paperweight (Item KRIEG 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This was struck in commemoration of the trip of the first cargo U-boat to Baltimore, Maryland Incredibly, this business tour was made while Germany was fighting against England in July of 1916. The name of the ship was U-Deutschland and its captain was Paul Konig. It was not expected at this time that the U.S would enter the war and the Germans had high hopes that peace and normal business would prosper between the German nation and America. On the reverse is the Dove of Peace surmounting the depiction of the U-boat with the words around the edge describing the event. The front shows the Kapitan and the German flag. The medallions are mounted in a thick-cut Iron Cross 3 X 3 inches overall. The brass medallions are a little over an inch in diameter; very heavy. These were presented to business leaders in the U.S. that the U-boat company wanted to curry favor with for future dealings. A very important historic relic and a great-looking piece.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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The Log Book of the SSS Gorch Fock (Item KRIEG 1-6)

DESCRIPTION: This was found along with the log book of another young sailor who took his training on Horst Wessel, the sister ship of Gorch Fock. It is put together in a similar manner with pictures, drawings, maps, listings of officers, and seamen recruits. Horst Wessel is now owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and is used as a training vessel by U.S. personnel. The name of the ship is Eagle. Gorch Fock is now back in Germany and is docked at Stralsund. She was scuttled in shallow water during WW II and raised in 1947 to become Russia's Tovarishch. For a while she was in Ukrainian hands and was finally returned to Germany where she was rebaptized Gorch Fock on November 29, 2003. She is a museum ship today, and although efforts are being made to reactivate her, it is doubtful whether she will sail ever again. This is a very important archival volume and should be preserved. This album is 9 x 10 inches in size and contains about 27 pages filled out in beautiful script-type handwriting. From what we can make out, a seaman recruit by the name of Blukwiz, who sailed on Gorch Fock in 1933 and 1934. He sailed to Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, etc. The volume is definitely historically important as very little exists having to do with those very famous training ships of the Reich.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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