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U-boat Album (Item KRIEG 3-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is one great photo album obviously put together by the man who owned it. Unfortunately, he did not write under the pictures like so many servicemen did so we do not know his name or the number of the boat. The pictures range from size 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 to 4 ½ x 3 ½ to 5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches. There are great pictures of ceremonies, deck scenes, R&R shots, u-boat pens, sail-outs, other ships, ship construction, many crew activities, men and uniform close-ups, patrol pics, and two great pictures at the back; first of the officers and then the officers and crew. These were typical of the brave men of the submarine force of whom about half or more lost their lives; usually in the worst manner that exists for a man to meet his end. Did a better world emerge because of their defeat? I leave that to the reader. Album measures 13 ½ x 9 1/4. The condition is superb. Almost 100 times more rare than an army album, but very reasonably priced.

PRICE: $500.00 SOLD

 

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WWII Kriegsmarine Captain's Cap (Item KRIEG 3-3)

DESCRIPTION: Korvettenkapitan with the ¾-inch-wide oak-leaf embroidered scrambled eggs. This cap has the hand-embroidered gold, metallic-thread wreath and eagle. The label inside is marked "Nordd Münzen Fabrik M. Schlöffel Wilhelmshaven-Gegründet 1877." On a small slip of paper that is inserted it says "Dr. Med E. Hubner Oberstabsarzt. In the side of the cap on the leather there is a hole-punched "E.H." (E. Huber?). The holes with the initials are done in the style you will find punched for the sweatband. The long piece of cork found behind the leather-punched area is missing. Please do not ask for size as we have no way to tell this except to guess and say it is a medium. The condition is good with some honest wear to the leather brim binding and the patent-leather strap. No mothing; some wear to eagle's left top wing with a small strand of bullion missing; however, all in all, a very nice, rare cap of the WWII Kriegsmarine officer.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Kriegsmarine Belt Buckle (Item KRIEG 3-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is considered rare in belt buckles. It is the gilt-colored style of the Kriegsmarine. The back is appropriately rusted a bit as most articles having been near the sea water. The prong and catch are of iron and will rust, but the buckle itself is brass and there is no corrosion here. A very nice and 100 percent original WII piece.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Kriegsmarine Officer's Dagger (Item KRIEG 3-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice, clean German naval dagger in very good condition. Hilt is perfect, Eickhorn blade clean. The maritime engraving perfect, scabbard, nice with minor (door-slam) dents. This is usual of course and expected. This one is about as nice as you can usually find. It was as late as 1938 that the NS government decided that the German naval dagger should bear the national eagle and swastika. Rather than subject naval officers who already owned the ball-top, round-pommel dagger to the expense of purchasing a completely new piece, it was decided to redesign only the pommel that could replace the round one with simply screwing it off and on went the eagle! This order became effective April 20, 1938, the Führer's birthday. This is a nice textbook example.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Ship's Clock from the Imperial Navy (Kaiserlichemarine) (Item KRIEG 3-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rare (working) clock from an Imperial ship of the line in brass casing with a white paper face. The marking and anchor with the letters "GB" surmounted with the Bavarian-looking royal crown are found in two places within the works. They are perceived when the works are removed by loosening the screws holding the clock in position within the case. This "GB" stand for a famous German clockmaker, Gustav Becker, of Silesia (Freiburg). He manufactured the very best of German clocks since 1888. The manufacture date of this one would be about 1915. The clock has its original wind-up key and it keeps accurate time. This is not only a fine-quality antique timepiece, but it also is a very rare military nautical item, as well; perhaps four times the rarity of the Kriegsmarine WW II types. We have not cleaned the case so it is out of polish with a little green tarnish here and there. It measures 6 ½ inches across the face and is 3 ½ inches deep. This is a great find and no fine Imperial naval collection should be deprived of this one unique chance to add a real rarity of the high seas.

PRICE: $1,500.00

 

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German Naval Dagger, WWII (Item KRIEG 3-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most beautiful Kriegsmarine daggers we have ever encountered. It is in practically mint condition with the much-desired deep-orange grip. It was made by E &K F Horster Solingen. It has the engraved blade with fouled anchors and sailing ships beautifully mixed with floral seaweed configuration. The eagle finial has the sharp, clear swastika. The description of this E & F Horster dagger is the same as described in Thomas Wittman’s great hornbook, Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Navy. On pages 282-285, Wittman calls the deeply toned orange grip “an enduring favorite.” This is similar to the dagger pictured on page 366 of the above-named reference book. You will never find a better and more beautiful 1938-pattern dirk.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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German Naval Dagger, 1938 Pattern (Item KRIEG 3-8)

DESCRIPTION: This dagger with the rare hammered scabbard is a classic example of the 1938-pattern naval dirk. It is similar to the Alcoso one pictured at the top of page 258 of Thomas Wittman’s great book, Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Navy. This dagger shows use, but has no noticeable cracks, abrasions, or dents. The F.W. Höller Solingen blade has some of surface rust marks, but not very distracting at all. The grip is unmarked and nice! The dagger has its original knot tied in the nearly-impossible-to-do manner. Rarely does one show up with the original knot, but the dagger also has its original hangers and these are all true rare. The hangers are in good shape with a soft, velvet backings and lion-head buckles. It's a very dramatic looking dagger. The one with hammered scabbard is only one in a hundred and is always the most desirable. The Höller blades featured the clipper-ship design and are quite beautiful. There is slight fraying on the knot, but still, most presentable. This is a text-book example and very rare, today.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Imperial Naval Dagger (Item KRIEG 3-9; WWI 5-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a particularly fine iron-mounted Imperial naval dagger. This is one great example of an especially rare relic of the Great War. This is the 1901 officer pattern. The dagger has the open-finial crown. The perfect ivory grip is wrapped with wire. There is no maker mark on the Ricasso indicating issue instead of private purchase. This piece is very similar to the example shown in Tom Wittman’s, Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Navy, page 103, although we do not believe it to be a shortened example. It has the squared cross in the top of the finial as shown and described by Wittman on page 113 (left picture). The fittings are in the iron formation plated in brass or gold. Although at the time of issue these iron models cost less. Today, they are more rare and desirable probably because these iron models were definitely wartime and worn by combatant officers. The almost-mint-condition blade is etched with a very different design than the types usually encountered. The front side has the Prussian crown and fouled anchor, but the backside of the blade has the clipper-type ship, but the waves under it are very pronounced and they traverse much of the blade giving a large part of the blade a Damascus look. This is a superior naval dagger in very way. It is historically important and classic.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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