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German Navy Binoculars, WWII (Item KRIEG 5-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a pair of German naval binoculars with the original Bakelite lens cap at the eye adjustment. They are marked on the right side “7X50” with an “M” and a serial no. of “2576.” On the other side is the “M” for “Marine”: German Navy. Over the “M” is the German eagle and swastika. It is 7 ½ inches in height when set on the table. Condition about good as to finish. The lenses are not cloudy and can be considered quite clear. The adjustments are working and tight. All in all a fine set of glasses and is very rare today.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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German Naval Admiral’s Cap (Item KRIEG 5-2)

DESCRIPTION: This cap is everything it is supposed to be for an Admiral, Vizeadmiral, or Konteradmiral. It was purchased from the man’s family, but do not ask the name as I had to agree that the family name would not under any conditions be proffered. This man actually wore this cap to the yearly convention of the Kriegsmarine veterans. However, his wife had to remove the Hackenkreutz (swastika) from the wreath carried by the eagle so that he could legally wear it. This was vomit provoking of course, but under the “Bundes-deviate” government, it has to be. When he was just too old to attend the reunions any longer he and his wife often invited old Kameraden zür See to their home, but the admiral had to have the symbol from the flag he fought for replaced in his cap. The actual eagle was still there minus der “Heilege Abzeichen” so he insisted that his wife replace it; and so she did, to the best of her ability. You can see the difference in the new bullion thread she had to use. It is brighter than the old thread evident in the rest of the eagle and naturally the work is not as fine, but it is a swastika and it is back!!!. The rest of the bullion work is superb. The cap is a rather small size and I have seen pictures in their album of him in the 1940’s and he was a really petite gentleman, but, as the family put it, “feisty as hell!” The cap has the orange liner seen on so many naval caps. The diamond is gone, but there is a small strip of it left; enough to see that it was the hard, celluloid material, not the soft, spongy type as is in newer caps. The condition throughout is very fine. This is as you know a very rare find and very desirable indeed and our price is extremely competitive (black light). We know the source of this cap. We know the family personally and there is absolutely no question of the originality of this cap. But for the sake of those out there who would like just a little bit of technology testing we have subjected the cap to the test of the “black light” and as expected, it passed with flying colors-all except for the new swastika the wife sewed into it. That lights up! plus a stitch or so where she very carefully adhered the eagle where it was coming loose. So gentlemen (Germanophiles) here it is, the genuine article; one of the finest you will ever see in all probability.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German U-boat (Item KRIEG 5-3; WWI 7-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is the framed cover of a German boys’ magazine called Jugend (Youth). It’s just a great depiction of a Haupt Matrosen (Skipper? Sailor?) on the windblown deck of a WWI U-boat. The edition was in 1915 and it is signed, but we at Germania cannot make out the signature. It is beautifully done and is mounted in a great-looking, burl-looking frame. It’s just great for a WWI or naval collection.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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U-boat Cap Badge (Item KRIEG 5-4)

DESCRIPTION: What can we say? You have seen the fakes. Here is the real thing; a fish with a nose or bill that looks like a deck gun barrel. It’s of aluminum material and measures 2 inches long, 1 1/2 inches high. This is real and used in this general form by many U-boat crews.

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Kriegsmarine Ship’s Clock (Item KRIEG 5-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the nicest of these much-sought-after clocks that we have ever had or seen. It’s in spectacular shape with the original key. It is an 8-day clock and it only seems to gain about 5-10 minutes by the time it must be rewound. Like Item KRIEGS 4-12 this clock was also from an English veteran and we take his word that it too was taken from a U-boat. This one also was a standard ship’s clock of the German Navy, but did not get to be a mantle clock. It is mounted very neatly on a heavy piece of wood with a hook below that holds the key. This clock has all the correct essentials with the eagle and swastika seen above the ‘M’ for Marine (navy). The numbers ‘8791’ are seen to the right of the hands. The former owner has put two brass inserts screwed onto the back of the board for you to hang the wall-mounting wire from for display. Yes, this is the best one we have ever encountered. They are extremely rare in the U.S. Most were found in the U.K because of their being much more involved in the naval war then we. The opening and setting face measures 8 inches in diameter including the key opening projection tube. These are very highly sought after.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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German Naval Officer’s Personal Pictures (Item KRIEG 5-6)

DESCRIPTION: We don’t have a name attached to this grouping. It was bought from one of his relatives at the Kassel, Germany show in November of 2005. There is writing on the back of some of the pictures and at least one is dated 1943. There are 11 small photograph measuring 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches; 3 measuring 3 1/2 x 5 inches; and, 1 measures 4 x 6 inches. All the smaller ones feature the same naval officer in each one and we assume he is in the group pictures (the larger ones as well). Some of the smaller and two of the larger seem to depict this officer was in another country other than Germany going by the uniforms of other uniformed officers.

PRICE: $175.00; the whole group

 

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Snuff or Pillbox from Shipping Lines (Item KRIEG 5-7; KMISC 1-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a little gem of a silver box in typical turn-of-the-century floral design. It is crafted in silver with a ship on the lid in high relief. The inscription below reads: “Hamburg-Amerika Linie Lustyacht Prinzessin Victoria Luise.” On the bottom of the box is an inscription “Zur Erinnerung an die Nordlandfahrt 1901,” “In Memory of the Northern Lands Voyage in 1901.” No doubt, this was a trip on the ship to Norway, Denmark, Sweden, etc. Inside the lip of the lid is the company name “Wekens” and the ‘800’ silver designation with moon and crown. This is a very beautiful little piece of early nautical memorabilia. It measures 2 1/2 x 2 inches across the top and about an inch deep.

PRICE: Sold

 

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Naval Album and Wehrpass (Item KRIEG 5-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a Kriegsmarine album to a German sailor who was assigned first to the 14. Schiffstammabteilung at Glückstadt on the Elbe. It consists of 158 great pictures ranging from 7 x 5’s, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2’s,3 1/2 x 2 1/2’s, and 3 1/2 x 21/4’s. Depicted are training days, shipboard activities, shore leave, crew and mascots, shipmates, various ports, various ships (U-boat), two great crew photos in back, etc. Although there are many ships shown, we believe the man was assigned to a minesweeper. One particular picture of the gate of the Kaserne stands out to us. It shows the iron gate with the design of a Viking ship artistically wrought (how fitting!). This is one of the finest naval albums we have ever come across. Also with the album is a Kriegsmarine Soldbuch and Personalausweks. Unfortunately the family for some reason tore out and kept the picture that was once stapled in the front of the Soldbuch, but the rest is intact with many entries. The man won the Iron Cross Second Class in August 1944. In 1943, he was assigned to Naval District 84 and in May 1943, he was in the naval hospital at Wesermünde and in January 14 in the Field Hospital 719. More information may be able to be supplied later. All in all it is a very nice sailor album and historically valuable, indeed. The cover is in handsome brown leatherette that looks like manta-ray skin (apropos). It measures 12 x 9 inches and is about on inch thick. It’s in very great condition with only one picture missing from one of the pages.

PRICE: $750.00; a great buy

 

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 Art Medal of Graf von Spee by Karl Goetz (Item KRIEG 5-9; KMEDAL 4-9; WWI 7-17)

DESCRIPTION: All have heard of the ill-fated magnificent Panzershiffe (battleship) Graf Spee. This was the flagship of the German Navy. It was launched in October 1932 and scuttled on December 17, 1939 in Uruguayan waters after seeing action with British Navy. The man for whom the ship was named is Vice Admiral Graf v. Spee, 1861-1914. He was famous for his defeat of the British commander Admiral Craddock at the start of WWI; however, the brave seaman was defeated by Sir Frederick Studee near the Falkland Islands in December of 1914, and he went down the his ship. The incident became famous in German naval tradition. It should be noted that the hunting down of Spee’s squadron was an act of revenge by the Brits, who were embarrassed by earlier defeats by the German admiral. Six German ships including Spee’s own flagship, Scharnhorst, were sunk with 2,200 sailors drowned, among them, Admiral Spee. Interesting, but horrible, that s per usual, the British command literally watched those sailors drown. (British ferocity evidenced through the ages!).The medal is by the most famous medalist of the Imperial and N.S. period, Karl Goetz. The front has the words ‘Maximilian Graf von Spee Vizeadmiral.” The reverse has the proud German eagle standing rampant upon a sea monster (Britain) with the date ‘1914,’ and the legend says” ‘Seeschlacht bei Santa Maria 1 Nov.. At the bottom are the initials ‘KG’ for Karl Goetz. It’s oval in shape 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches. It has a beautiful patina and beautiful condition.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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 Photograph of Imperial Naval Officer in Full-Dress Uniform (Item KRIEG 5-10; KPHOTO 2-7)

DESCRIPTION: This photograph is the very one shown in Johnson and Wittman’s book Collecting the Edged Weapons of Imperial Germany, Volume I. You can see the image on page 90. They call it a resplendent uniform called a Gala Rock (high-dress tunic) with fore-and-aft hat. The dark lapels and cuffs would indicate that this officer was assigned to the marine engineer branch. He holds the rank of Oberleutnant zur See. The picture measures 4 x 6 1/2 inches and is marked with the name of the photography studio, ‘Ferd. Urbahns’ in the naval city and port of Kiel. It is called a Hofphotograph (palace photo) and F. Urbahns was official photographer of the Imperial Crown Prince of Prussia. This is a beautiful portrait of a young officer who served Kaiser and Fatherland. It is mounted on the thick hardboard photo stock of the era.

PRICE: $250.00

 

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Book Unsere Marine im Weltkrieg 1914-1918 (Item KRIEG 5-11; WWI 7-19; KMISC 1-13)

DESCRIPTION: This book, Our Navy in the World War 1914-1918, was published in 1927. This is a really (huge), beautiful book of 491 pages and measures 10 1/2 x 14 inches and is 1 1/2 inches thick. It’s chock full of wonderful black and white and vibrant color illustrations. The colors are full-page dramatic illustrations and photos taken from famous naval paintings Many foldout maps of battles and strategies, destroyers, pocket battleships, U-boats, admirals, captains, crews, naval artillery, marine infantry, and the Kaiser in naval uniform grace its pages. The U-boat pictures alone are worth the price of this wonderful volume. There is a great section on early naval aviation and zeppelins. The book is in very fine condition except for the last three or four pages that are a very little bit water stained (only at the very bottom) and the last page has a slight nick at the bottom. This is a first-class history book of the glorious deeds on the high seas of war.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Blockade Runner’s Badge Set (Cased) (Item KRIEG 5-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful cased set of the badge and the stickpin for the blockade runners of the merchant-navy personnel who were breaking the British blockade, a blockade which was having a disastrous effect on essential war materials getting to the Fatherland. It was introduced in April 1941. The badge consists of a liner breaking a chain which symbolized the blockade. The badge is accompanied with the civilian-wear stickpin cased with it. This is for wear while not in uniform. The case measures when closed 3 1/2 x 4 inches. The badge itself is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. On the back is the name of the designer Otto Placzk of Berlin, who was the designer and supplier. We consider it to be one of the most artistically designed badges of the Third Reich.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge (Item KRIEG 5-13)

DESCRIPTION: The Kriegsabzeichen für Hilfkreuzer badge is in recognition of the many feats demonstrated by the armed merchant ships put out to sea by Germany to harass allied shipping. Grand Admiral Raeder ordered that a special badge be struck. The resultant badge taking on the form of a Viking ship sailing across the upper globe surrounded by oak leaves was designed by Ernst Peekhaus of Berlin and instituted April 24, 1941, by order of Raeder. Such ships, sailing under the guise of cargo ships, were designated auxiliary cruisers. They were able to take a huge toll in allied merchant vessels. The badge was awarded for participation in a successful long-distance voyage by a crew. This one that we offer is by Schwerin Berlin and is 100-percent original and in very nice shape throughout. The gilding and silver globe are 98 percent.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Reich’s War Flag from Holland (Item KRIEG 5-14; AXIS 4-13)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the neatest little Reichkriegs Flagge that we have ever encountered. It measures only 30 x 50 inches--the size often used on PT boats or even on tanks (Panzer). It is very unusual being made in the Netherlands. There are a few moth holes, but probably inconsequential when held up to its overall condition and rarity. The most desirable of these war flags are the smallest and easiest to display. This one is clearly the best size. Do not compare size to price in the usual way. The little ones are absolutely the prize of Third Reich Flaggen.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Engraved Naval Dagger (Item KRIEG 5-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice naval dagger by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen. It’s in very good condition except for the usual “door dents.” The naval daggers were worn low on a long set of hangers and eventually all the ones that were worn on a regular basis would end up slammed in a doorway aboard ship or on land. Thus the name “door dents.” The blade is extra nice with no rust, stain, chips, etc. The grip is perfect: tight fit. This is just a first-class Kriegsmarine dagger at a very fair price.
Consignment no 6-850-50

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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