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Book U-boot auf Feindfahrt, U-boat on Mission Against the Enemy (Item KRIEG 6-1)

DESCRIPTION: This a fantastic find and extremely rare. Published in 1942 by the author/war reporter Dr. Harold Busch, it comprises 95 pages of just the greatest pictures most of which, if not all, unpublished elsewhere. This was a very limited edition. The pictures of these the bravest of men and their boat are utterly terrific, entirely pictorial with footnotes. It is as dramatic photography as we have ever seen. From sailing out the everyday experience of the crew is depicted and then the hunt, the attack, and the destruction of British shipping is seen in graphic detail. This is truly an archival treasure.

PRICE: $385.00; extremely reasonable

 

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WW II Iron Cross Second Class (Item KRIEG 6-2)

DESCRIPTION:We have several Iron Crosses, unmarked Second Class with ribbons that we were able to buy on our last buying trip to Germany. They are 100 percent genuine and range from almost perfect to a few that might be said to be at least used (first come, first served). We will not grade them here, but when you write we can tell you the condition of the one you will receive. The price is consistent on them all, but if we get down to the well–used ones, we will possibly adjust with you at that time. At the moment most of them are 100 percent you surely will be more than satisfied.

PRICE: $175.00

 

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Tunic of the German Navy (Item KRIEG 6-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is the tunic of a Korvettenkapitän (commander) in the naval artillery. The career insignia was worn on both sleeves of the reefer jacket, frock coat, and the blue mess jacket just above the rank stripes. This is the reefer jacket. It bears the ribbons for the WWI Iron Cross Second Class, the WWI Service Medal with swords for combatants, and the Naval Long-Service Medal. Inside is a tailor label from Keielsen in the seaport of Bremerhaven. There is some cloth damage inside (moth?) and a hole in the right sleeve (right when worn) at the seam about 2 inches above the rank stripes (at the back there was an attempt at field repair). It doesn’t hurt the overall appearance of the tunic. There is some fraying on the career patches and the swastikas wreath (minor). This is still a very nice tunic and clearly important to any good Kriegsmarine collection.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Minesweeper Badge of the Navy in Stickpin Form (Item KRIEG 6-4; PINS 4-26)

DESCRIPTION: This is the badge for naval personnel who served on minesweepers, subchasers, and escort vessels in the German Navy (Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch). The badge was instituted on 31 August 1940, by the Commander in Chief of the Navy, Grand Admiral Raeder. The stickpin in the exact form of the official badge is in exquisite detail and struck in genuine ‘800’ silver and so marked on the back. For more information on this see About Our Rings. The badge in stickpin form is as important a relic as the full-sized badge itself, but is much more reasonably priced.

PRICE: $125.00

 

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Submarine War Badge (Uboot Kriegsabzeichen) (Item KRIEG 6-5; PINS 4-27)

DESCRIPTION: This is a genuine ‘800’ silver stickpin that is a miniature of the full-sized U-boat badge of the German Navy. The badge was instituted in 1939 by the Commander in Chief of the Navy, Grand Admiral Raeder for crewmembers of submarines. The badges were presented by the individual commanders of the U-boats that are directed against the enemy and could prove themselves in two or more sorties against the enemy. The badge in stickpin form is worn on civilian clothing by proud members of the famous Wolf Packs. To know more about this fabulous purchase see About Our Rings. The badge in stickpin form is in very fine detail because silver items were the man’s specialty and it shows! The pin is in genuine ‘800’ silver and so marked on the back. It measures a little over 1/2 inch wide. This is a very neat little sea-war memento.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Reichskriegsflagge (Reich’s War Flag) (Item KRIEG 6-5a)

DESCRIPTION: Let me start with (this is the best we have ever seen so if the price unnerves you, it’s not for you, but if you want nothing but the very best here it is!). This Reichskriegsflagge is in mint condition and bears not only the Kriegsmarine eagle with ‘M,’ but has the name of the flag spelled out and the German size and remarkably the name of the flag maker in Berlin. Along the sailcloth edging it has the securing ropes intact. It is definitely the size for the U-boats and we suspect that this is exactly what it was meant for again in many, many years none of our staff has ever seen one this fine. As you know these colorful and beautiful flags were only flown in combat zones by army, air force, and especially by the navy since a military ship is considered at war from the time it enters the sea until its return. We would like to say more, but how much more can you say about perfection. No holes and it measures 50 x 100 inches.

PRICE: Sold

 

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Reichskriegsflagge (War Flag) (Item KRIEG 6-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice example of a German war flag, der Reichskriegsflagge. It’s in nice condition with no noticeable holes. It’s marked “Kriegsmarine” with the eagle and the ‘M’ for Marine and measures 94 x 57 inches. This is the size most often used on U-boats or PT-style craft. This flag was used only in wartime; most familiar to us as the flag flown from naval ships, especially u-boats and as a matter of fact most were used by the German Navy; however, the use was not restricted to the Kriegsmarine. The army and air force used it, as well. Often you see them in pictures flying from the city halls in conquered territories, especially after a hard-fought battle. A more somber note is that after 1943, thousands of them were seen on returning caskets of fallen hero soldiers. Recently on a buying trip to the far reaches of former East Germany we procured these Kriegsflagge and were very fortunate to do so as they are getting might scarce in any kind of condition. This one is in very fine condition with not only the Kriegsmarine designation and German measurements shown, but I also has the original maker mark clearly discernable. This is just about as nice as then come.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Huge German War Flag (Reichskriegsflagge) (Item KRIEG 6-6a)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a big one and is in almost perfect shape except for one small hole in the white area. This can be seen in one of our pictures (easily repairable). For description of war flags see the one above (Item KRIEG 6-6). This massive one is the size flown form destroyers of the Kriegsmarine. This flag is clearly German naval marked with the eagle over the ‘M’ for ‘Marine.’ Got a big wall? They don’t reproduce these!

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Hand-painted Picture on Velvet Material of the Cruiser Köln (Item KRIEG 6-7)

DESCRIPTION: The German warship Köln, translated, Cologne, was built at Wilhelmshaven and commissioned 15 January 1930, and after an exciting sojourn on the seas all during WWII. The end of her operational life was 31 March 1945. She was a light cruiser. At the start of the war, Köln served in the Baltic off Norway. She became the flagship to the Commander in Chief Reconnaissance Forces, seeing service in the North Sea. Later, in the spring of 1940, she took part in the Norwegian Campaign and the invasion of Russia. She sailed to Narvik via Oslo during August 1942, and remained in those northern waters until returning to the Baltic in the spring of 1943. Then she was decommissioned before being towed to Königsberg for a refit. In October/November 1944, she returned to operate in the waters around Denmark and Norway, as flagship for the Flag Officer of Destroyers. On the last day of 1944, Köln was put out of action by bombs; emergency repairs were carried out in Oslo before she returned to Wilhelmshaven. Once there, she was subjected to further air attacks, which rendered her completely unseaworthy; however, some of her guns remained above the water and were used to bombard enemy troops after she was finally decommissioned on 5 April 1945. The picture is hand painted on the black, cloth surface. In the frame it measures 20 x 16 inches. The picture inside the frame is 13 7/8 x 17 1/4 inches. The frame is covered with maple leaves in composition relief indicating that it may have a Canadian sailor/soldier that brought it home. This is a very nice remembrance of the type that German sailors would commission as a souvenir of their time on these great ships of the line.

PRICE: $650.00

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Reichsmarinebund Stickpin (Item KRIEG 6-9; PINS 5-7; VETS 1-15)

DESCRIPTION: This was the official membership stickpin of the German Naval Veterans’ Organization. It’s much scarcer than the Army version. It has “Ges. Gesch.” on the back. It’s in nice condition. Wingspan is 3/4 of an inch.

PRICE: $69.00

 

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Reichskriegerbund Stickpin (Item KRIEG 6-10; PINS 5-8; VETS 1-16)

DESCRIPTION: This was the organization similar to our Veterans of Foreign Wars for veterans of WWI. This was a membership stickpin for warriors of the conflict that now entered the NSDAP-affiliated group that had more benefits for these ex-soldiers.

PRICE: $79.00

 

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Happy Austrian Sailor from WWI in Brass (Item KRIEG 6-11; WWI 8-6; KJEWELRY 2-23)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a miniature brass depiction of a K.U.K. Kriegsmarine Matrose (sailor) from WWI. He wears the typical Kriegsmarine hatband on his cap. It’s about 1 3/4 inches high by 1 1/4 inches. This is a really novel and original WWI naval souvenir.

PRICE: $120.00; rare

 

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Tie Bar Reich’s Kriegsflagge (Item KRIEG 6-12; KJEWELRY 2-25)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a tie bar with the Kaiser’s war flag as its central design nicely done in hard-paste enamel with three-color design. It’s beautifully presented in wonderful detail. The bar is 2 inches long and the flag is 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide. This is a very colorful and dramatically inspiring piece.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Minesweeper Box and Ring (Item KRIEG 6-13)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a little handmade aluminum box that belonged to a Kriegsmarine sailor who saw service with a German minesweeper in WWII. His name on the top of the box reads “Teddi-Wienke,” and his birth date is 25 10 1919. This indicates it was probably a birthday present to him from another crewmember who fashioned it by hand during long periods of sea voyages. It was presented evidently on Sept 24, 1944, at Hamburg. The front where his name is engraved has besides a flower design, a neat little brass-colored eagle with swastika in the Kriegsmarine fashion. The engraved anchor design on the back is the symbol for a member of engine maintenance (machinist’s mate). Also with the box is a little ring with the hand-engraved exploding mine with swastika in the water--the insignia for the minesweeper section of the German Navy. The ring is in about a size 8 or 9. The box may be for the storage and carry of little Turkish cigars favored by the swabbies of the Kriegsmarine. All in all, this is a small but great pair of relics of the 1940s sea war.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Book Die Deutsche Kriegsflotte, The German War Fleet (Item KRIEG 6-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is a really great little 7 1/4 x 5 1/2-inch, 72-page book with all types of information on the German naval fleet. There is text and many illustrations and photographs of all the types of German warships up to 1941. It was published in Munich and Berlin. It has 102 pictures: Gneisenau, Admiral Scheer, Lützow, Emden, and U-boats, PT boats, the training ship Horst Wessel, etc. It’s just a great little book for the naval enthusiast in great condition except for one small gouge out of the back cover.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Norddeutsche Lloyd Ship, Bremen (Item KRIEG 6-16; NSD 13-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a magnificent, framed print of the beautiful ocean liner Bremen steaming into New York harbor in the 1930s. Note that she flies the German national flag, the swastika on her after mast. This same flag was vandalized later by a bunch of motley communist thugs. Its original frame measures 27 x 40 inches. The frame is 2 inches wide; the artist’s signature looks to be “W.J. Alward.” There is a Fire Island tugboat seen in the foreground. This is a really great picture of one of the greatest queens of the sea. This would be a super addition to any collection of WWI-era maritime items.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

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