[ Home Page ] [ Third Reich ] [ Old Reich ] [ Kaiser Reich ] [ Imperial Russia ] [ Axis Powers ] [ Italian Fascist ] [ WW I ] [ Landsknecht ] [ Kaiser Wilhelm ] [ Frederick the Great ]

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

Kaiser Reich

N.S.D.A.P.
The Nazi Party

Page 21

Children


 


 

 

 

NAZI Necklace

NAZI Necklace

NAZI Necklace

 

National Socialist Swastika Necklace
(Item NSD 21-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very beautiful necklace comprised of two swastikas (one large, one small). One is suspended above the other and they are attached to a gold chain. I assume that the enameled swastikas are backed in gold; however, we sell them as rare N.S. jewelry, not for their metallic content. The piece was purchased in Munich from a lady who said her mother received it from the Lord Mayor of Munich in appreciation of her diligent service as his official secretary. The mayor’s name was Karl Fiehler and he was mayor from 1933 after the Machtergreifung (seizure of power) of the NSDAP until 1945. He was most loyal to the party and the people of this Hauptstadt der Bewegung (Head City of the Movement) and he was evidently very generous to his staff. The larger of the two enameled swastikas measures about ¾ inch on each side, and the smaller measures about ½ inch on each side. The chain is about 16 inches long. Condition is excellent with no apparent markings.

PRICE: $350.00

 

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

 

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace
Every link is different

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace
The back of the links

Chain Necklace
The silver marks

Chain Necklace
The artist's logo

Chain Necklace
The backside

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace
Note stabilizer link for wear on coat

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace

Chain Necklace
The two Leipzig mayors in special Soldiers’ Day celebration

 

Wonderful Mayor’s Chain from the N.S. era in the City of Leipzig
(Item NSD 21-2; PERS 5-21)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the most important pieces of National Socialist paraphernalia that we have ever offered. It’s a Bürgermeister Kette or mayor’s symbol of office. It’s dated 1937, and in that particular year there were actually two mayors that held that post; one was Rudolf Haake who was the Hoch Bürgermeister, and a deputy mayor Kurt Walter Donicke, who had all the mayoral authority of Haake. In fact they were both highly esteemed leaders and both would have worn a chain of office. One of these chains showed up years ago and was brought back by Mr. R.L. Lawrence of Arlington, Texas. The one we offer is of course one of the two; we don’t know the whereabouts of the present collection. This chain is exquisitely constructed of solid “835” silver and so marked. The links in the chain represent every district by name that came under the authority of the Leipzig Gau Saxon and the year they were incorporated. There are 35 of these links. The central medallion is well marked with the crown, moon, and silver designation of “835” and the three-spoked suspension device is marked with the logo of the silversmith who constructed the chain. The chain weighs an impressive one pound six ounces and is an outstanding subject for further research. The central design is comprised of three separate planchets superimposed over each other. The top one has the black rampant lion of Leipzig with two blue stripes lying upon a golden shield. Under this is the ribbed swastika that is resting upon the circular vortex that has an inscription in raised letters that comes out to read something about the laws and regulations concerning all the municipalities and public welfare. This is a very important piece of German WWII history and a particularly beautiful example of the mastery and superiority of German metallic jewelry artisans. This particular item was designed by famed silvermaster Alfred Schafter. A Bürgermeister was a very prestigious rank in the National Socialist sphere of lawgivers, especially if said mayor was installed in a large metropolitan city like Munich, Berlin, and especially Leipzig, which was a sacred city to the German people for it was here that Napoleon Bonaparte met his greatest defeat in October of 1813; this monumental struggle was called the Battle of Nations because a coalition of the armies of Russia, Prussia, Austria, and Sweden led by Tsar Alexander I of Russia decisively defeated the French Army. The battle was the culmination of the 1813 German campaign and involved over 600,000 soldiers, making it the largest battle in Europe prior to WWI. For the French emperor it was the beginning of the end and as we know, the great Prussian marshal Gebhard von Blücher of Leipzig battle fame along with his “children” (Prussian soldiers) went on to deliver the last knockout blow to Bonaparte at Waterloo June 18, 1815. Without the Marshal Vorwarts Blücher the English would have decidedly lost. So, the German people have long held a deep reverence for their marshal and Leipzig and the Battle of Nations that radically changed history for the better until the bitter end of WWII.

PRICE: $15,000.00

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

 

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap

Visor Cap
Organization Book of the NSDAP

Visor Cap
Political leaders shown in the Organization Book of the NSDAP

Visor Cap
Political leaders shown in the Organization Book of the NSDAP

Visor Cap
Equipment of the political leaders

Visor Cap

 

Political Leader’s Visor Cap; Gauleitung Level, Form IV Visor Cap–Tan Colored
(Item NSD 21-3; GEN 14-31)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fine, whipcord-weave, wool/rayon-construction visor cap. It features a one-piece circular crown piped in dark-wine red, one-piece, light brown, velvet center band also piped in dark-wine red along its upper and lower edges. It has a chocolate-brown, Vulcan-fiber visor and interior with crown wire and the front vertical stiffeners are intact, giving the cap a nice saddle-form shape with a high central gilt-colored peak and a stamped-alloy eagle which clutches a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons. Beneath this, is an embroidered gilt–colored, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a three-piece cockade. Between the center band and the visor is a set of metal buttons. The gold cord and button color establish the wearer as having held the high office of an Ortsgruppenleiter (levels lower than this had silver chin cords and buttons). In the interior of the cap is a wide, brown sweatband and a lighter gold-colored rayon lining. Under the sweatband is the original brown-and-white oilcloth “RZM” (Reichszeugmeisterei tag for National N.S. materiel-control office). The overall condition is excellent* plus.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

 

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge

Commemorative Badge
The sacred Blood Order

Gau Munich Commemorative Badge (Item NSD 21-4)

DESCRIPTION: These were the words on the most sacred of all National Socialist medals. It means “And yet you conquered” and it was presented to the surviving members of the N.S. fighters who marched from Munich’s beer hall known as the Bürgerbräukeller to the Feldherrenhalle in the center of the city where they met a hail of bullets fired by the army and Munich police. This began on November 8, 1923, and the massacre occurred the following day. That event was commemorated every year thereafter up until 1934 when the march was cancelled by the Führer, but he decreed a national endowment for the martyrs of the movement. The badge is by the famed firm of Deschler & Sohn in Munich. It measures about 1 ½ inches in diameter. It is a bronze wreath of oak leaves with five interspersed words within that bear the message: “Und Ihr habt doch gesiegt.” We feel that it might have been the first type of a badge commemorating that event and is not to be confused with the medal, even though the medal bears the same words. When found, the medal sells for a very significant amount of money because of its heavy historical importance. This badge is also quite rare--maybe as rare as the medal--but the beauty of the silver medal and its romantic mythos make it highly desirable. Also, from the numbers stamped on its surface, it's possible to determine just whom it was issued to. With this badge there was no actual accounting as to whom received one! They were made by two Munich firms, but the “Deschler”-produced one as this one is has been the most highly sought-after example. The last time we offered one of these prestigious badges was at least 15 years ago. They are for sure quite rare. The medal of the Blood Order was instituted in March 1934. The Blood Order never was considered a replacement for the badge. If one qualified for both he could wear both, but when in civilian clothing the Gau badge when worn on a jacket or shirt indicated after March 34 that this NS member had received the Order of the Blood and deserved much honor and prestige.

PRICE: $398.00; "Very fair" for a Deschler-marked example

 

 

Political Leader's Cap

Political Leader's Cap

 

Political Leader's Cap

Political Leader's Cap

Political Leader's Cap

Political Leader's Cap
The "RZM" label

Political Leader's Cap
The sweat band

Political Leader's Cap
The cap eagle

Political Leader's Cap
The wreath and Kokarde

Political Leader's Cap

Political Leader's Cap

Political Leaders Visor Cap (Ortsgruppe) (Item NSD 21-5; GEN 14-32)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very-nice quality example of a WWII NSDAP political leaders visor cap in well-preserved condition. This visor cap has light-blue colored piping, chin cord, and button color (gold) and color signifies that this cap’s original wearer was an Ortsgruppenleiter (Local Group Leader). This was an NSDAP rank and title which existed between 1930 and 1945. The term first came into being during the German elections of 1930 and was traditionally and officially held by the N.S. Führer or leader of a town or city for the purposes of election-district organization. After 1933, though, the process of “Gleichschaltung,” the position of Ortsgruppenführer, evolved into being the supreme N.S. Leader of only large towns or cities. The cap bears the N.S. Adler (eagle) and the gilded wreath in metal plus the cockade of red, black, and white (the national colors). Inside the caps lining can be seen the Reich’s RZM tag describing the cap as Tuchmütze (visor cap) and the series as #495309. The size is shown as 3-X (small). The inside crown’s celluloid sweat piece has a printed label identifying it as having belonged to a Parteigennosse (Party member Flebbe). This is a very choice N.S. uniform item; all original, rare, and in superb condition.

PRICE: $1,350.00

 

Munich Patch

 

Munich Patch
Hitler’s apartment house in Munich (16 Prinzregentenstrasse)

Munich Patch
Tal 54; entrance to the NSDAP offices

Munich Patch
NSDAP “Braun House” HQ in Munich

Munich Patch
Interior view inside the Braun House

Munich Patch
The famed Munich Hofbräuhaus in Munich

Munich Patch
Tavern where the Putsch started (Bürgerbräukeller)

Munich Patch
Famed Feldherrenhalle where the Putsch ended

Munich Patch
Monument to the fallen at the Feldherrenhalle

Munich Patch
Shrine inside the Sterneckerbräu HQ of the NSDAP

Extremely Rare Patch from Munich (Item NSD 21-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here from the Hauptstadt der Bewegung (head city of the movement—Munich) comes this rare patch. It’s the patch worn by the guides that would take visitors through Munich back in the time of the Third Reich. These guides were highly respected men who not only escorted people to the important historically famous places of the N.S. Movement, but also would know everything about the history and purpose of every building or monument. These learned gentlemen and ladies also were advanced historians who knew the concise history long before the actual foundation date of the city in 1158. The patch shows the NSDAP eagle that hovers over the Isartor (The Isartor at the Isartorplatz in Munich is one of four main gates of the medieval city wall.), and before this stands a little monk known as the Münchner Kindl or “Munich child” in the Bavarian dialect of German. The name of the city itself is derived from the Old/Middle High German term Munichen, meaning "by the monks.” The ancient town that was the place of monasteries and monks was known as the “Heilig Land.” This patch is a rather rare find; you just never see one.

PRICE: $175.00

 

Belt

Belt

 

Belt

Belt

Belt

Belt

Belt

Belt

Belt
Political leader’s armband. Note the similarity in design.

Belt
Political leader’s cap

Belt
N.S. political leader

NSDAP Political Leader’s Brocade Belt and Buckle (Item NSD 21-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here in beautiful shape is one of the rarest belt assemblages used among the uniformed personnel of the Third Reich. The political leaders were the group who were the most ornately festooned among the German officialdom. They were most appreciated because of their dedication to various social services and representing the common Volk, but the rank-and-file folks often referred to them as “golden pheasants” (privately, of course). On strictly special occasions, these officials wore this elaborate brocade belt as part of the high-dress uniform and this one we offer is practically a mint-condition example of this rare accouterment. Some of these were backed with a rich brown velvet material while some were encountered with a more simple velveteen backing. The fine brocade has a beautifully presented woven oak-leaf pattern. This is very much like the political leaders armband. The buckle is a fine, detailed example and it is also in great condition and retains its entire luster. It’s slightly smaller than the one used in the political leader leather belt. The buckle has all the RZM designation—“M 4/24.” This set very seldom comes up and would absolutely upgrade the appearance of a political leader’s uniform or would make a great display on its own. This is extremely rare, and is highly sought after by the advanced collector.

PRICE: $2,500.00

 

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

 

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate
The front plate with town symbol

Honor Certificate
Details of the case trim

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate
Open Case

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate
Images 25 through 32 show document's wonderful calligraphy and signatures.

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate

Honor Certificate
The coat of arms of the town of Vacha

Honor Certificate
Sauckel arrives at the Gauforum with other N.S. officials

Honor Certificate
Sauckel in SS uniform

Honor Certificate
Fritz Sauckel, Gauleiter

Honor Certificate
This is the Gauforum that contained Sauckel’s offices

Honor Certificate
Fritz Sauckel in his office in the Gauforum

 

Honorary Citizenship Bestowed Upon the Minister of State Fritz Sauckel (Ehrenurkunde) (Item NSD 21-8; PERS 5-22)

DESCRIPTION: Also referred to as Ehrenburgerrecht--that entitles honorary citizenship. In 1933, Adolf Hitler received literally hundreds of these items making him an honorary citizen of almost every large city and right down to the smallest dorf or burg. As you know, Hitler was born in Austria, but he longed from youth to be a German. Make no mistake the “Ostmark” (Austria) is essentially German, but geographical borders set it apart until the Austrian Anschluss that transpired after Hitler announced it on March 12, 1938. Austria was then officially part of the entity known as (Gross Deutschland) Greater Germany. When Hitler was appointed by Marshal Hindenburg as Reich’s Chancellor in 1933, most of the leftist journalists and numerous reactionary parties issued forth attacks against him and continually uttered the ad nauseam verbiage that accused him of not even being German. They continually rendered the statement that Hitler was not even a German he was an Austrian! It was then that one German city awarded him their honorary citizenship and after this, more than 4,000 towns did the same. They are very rare today and it is a fact that Hitler stored most of the actual certificates at the Berghof and because of an order issued to the by the Führer, himself, most of them were destroyed along with all his personal possessions left at his Obersalzberg mountain retreat in 1945. The only ones to survive were those that were never sent, but archived in the town halls on display in showcases in the Ehrenzimmers of such buildings. A letter was sent from the high mayor of the town with a picture of the document on display to the offices of the Führer asking if this was acceptable and usually it was. We show one of these that you can see at AH 20-12 and another at AH 21-4. So, it was an established tradition that these grateful municipalities would honor their great leader, thusly. Now! There were also some more of these honorary citizenships that were sometimes bestowed on other National Socialist leaders, but very few have been found, and if ever located they usually are associated with the towns in the districts that the N.S. recipient would be most connected to. We once had one to Herman Göring and it was from the town of Veldenstein, the village that his castle was situated in, and one from Rheydt in the Rhineland to Dr. Joseph Goebbels. This was the town he was born in. Ehrenburgers to N.S. leaders other than Hitler are much more rare, but don’t usually command the prices brought by ones to the Führer. However, another factor in the collector’s value of any of these documents is the amount of fine artwork presented in some of them are extremely elaborate and generally include fantastic calligraphy extraordinaire! No two are ever alike of course but some are artistic masterworks without a doubt! Now, we have fortunately procured a really rare and beautiful one that was dedicated and presented to then minister of the state of Thuringia, Fritz Sauckel. Later, he became the Gauleiter of Thuringia. Ernst Friedrich Christoph “Fritz” Sauckel (27 October 1894-16 October 1946) was a German Nazi politician, Gauleiter and the General Plenipotentiary for Labor Deployment from 1942 until the end of the Second World War. During WW II, he was Reich’s defense commissioner for the Kassel district (Reichsverteidigungskommissar). He was born in Hassfurt (Kingdom of Bavaria), the only child of a postman and a seamstress. Sauckel was educated at local schools and left early when his mother fell ill. He joined the merchant marine of Norway and Sweden when he was 15, first on a Norwegian three-masted schooner, and later on Swedish and German vessels. He went on to sail throughout the world, rising to the rank of Vollmatrose.(master seaman ). At the outbreak of WWI, he was on a German vessel en route Australia when the vessel was captured. He was subsequently interred in France from August 1914 until November 1919. He returned to Germany, found factory work in Schweinfurt, and studied engineering in Ilmenau from 1922 to 1923. He joined the National Socialist German Worker’s party (NSDAP) in 1923 (member number 1395). In 1924 he married Elisabeth Wetzel, with whom he had ten children. He remained a party member over its dissolution and publicly rejoined in 1925. Sauckel was appointed party Gauleiter of Thuringia in in 1927 and became a member of the regional government in 1929. Following Hitler’s appointment as chancellor in 1933, he was promoted to Reich Regent of Thuringia and Reichstag member. He was also given an honorary rank of Obergruppenführer in the SA and the in 1934. Saukel was arrested after the war and attempted to defend his actions. At the Nuremberg Trials he did not refer to any of the victims as slave laborers. Sauckel argued that the whole process of using laborers was simple economics and he denied that there was any systematic mistreatment of them. “If mistreatment did occur,” he said, “it was the result of rogue guards and local commands.” Writing the sheer scale of what he was trying to achieve this had to be expected and could not be countered. His defense team pointed out that Sauckel had sent out instructions to regional commanders of slave laborers that they should be treated with “adequate care.” Investigation in later years proved this to be for the most part true, but it must be noted that the Nuremberg Trials were nothing but a Star Chamber sham hearing calling itself a war-crimes tribunal. They were so fraudulent that they could not possibly have been held in America since the U.S. (so far) prohibits kangaroo-court tactics with such ex post facto charges and hearsay testimony. Dwight Eisenhower’s brother Edgar, a lawyer, called these Nuremberg “trials” a sham, saying that the trials cannot be justified by any line of reasoning. Supreme Court Chief Justice Harland Fisk Stone stated (while the trials were underway mind you) that the proceedings were a high-grade lynching party and a fraud. When we acknowledge this statement wouldn’t we come to the expectation that something was amiss? The fact is the Nuremberg process in itself was not a judicial process at all! Rather, it was a staged act of vengeance against the defeated, and it was particularly profaned by the fact the Russians with the blood of innocents still dripping from their hands were among the judges and were themselves of course guilty of multitudes of murderous scenarios far beyond the measure of crimes and atrocities that were now leveled at the Germans. Irish author Michel Walsh has written a brilliant synopsis of the trials. So was the indictment by this phony ‘court’ to be considered within law with fairness, and judicial decency? I’ll leave this to you to decide. Fritz Sauckel was probably innocent of all the ex post facto crimes dreamed up by the so-called Tribunal. I think he was a man who came to the fore when his country truly needed him. Enough said? I think so.

The Ehrenbürger

The document itself is inscribed in the finest calligraphy that you can ever envision but the case that it was presented in is quite strikingly beautiful, as well. As I have said, practically all these Ehrenbürgers are unique in their artistic presentation. Usually they imply somewhere within them evidence of the talent of the leading artists of the community or something reminiscent of the cultural traditions or main produce of the citizens of the area. This actual document says in bold lettering “Honorary -certificate to the first Governor for Thüringen.” The state minister Fritz Sauckel receives from the city of Vacha this honorary citizenship. These are the large words and down below this are the smaller words that translate to “in homage and grateful thanks for your great service and the honorable attitude for the land Thüringen in the National revolution on behalf of the people in their great need and in the time of danger you rescued them.” It is signed in hand by the mayor on behalf of the city board of councilors and then by the Stadtrat (city council) who all 10 sign by hand in Vacha on the May 8, 1933. The document measures 14 ½ x 10 inches and is printed in genuine medieval-style parchment and the supplier of this paper who may be the calligrapher as well is signed in tiny letters in the left-bottom corner. The name–Karl Sodemann. If indeed he was the person who did the calligraphy, he was a master of the art.

The Case

The cassette in which the document came cased is another masterpiece of artistic achievement, as well. This work is signed inside under the document’s left-bottom corner as “N. Gelle.” The cover of this case is decorated with a beautiful plaque that depicts Saint Boniface, patron saint of Thuringia, who stands above the words (“City of Vacha”) with a Latin grouping of words seen as Sigillum Civitr Vacchae 1637. (“Seal of the City of Vacha 1637”). The center plaque is surrounded by configurations of Teutonic design featuring dragons and other Nordic patterns and the outer edges have a continuum of leaf-like border. All of this to me looks hand carved from wood but it could be crafted from molds in Bakelite; we just can’t tell but either way the artistic value is both evident and gorgeous! The document is not fastened or glued inside the cassette and I am sure this was facilitated in the event that Sauckel would have wanted it to be framed and placed on the wall of his office in Weimar. This office was in the Gauforum north of the city center in the Adolf Hitler Platz. The city presenting this honorable title upon Fritz Sauckel was the town of Vacha and it is in the Wartburgkreis district in Thüringen, Germany. It is situated on the river Werra within the German empire. Vacha was part of the grand Duchy of Saxe Weimar Eisenach. The town was one of the most loyal to the N.S agenda and principles, thus, the document is indeed a very important article of Third Reich historical treasures.

PRICE: $2,850.00

 

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Party Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

NS Freikorps Songbook

Singkamerad: School Songbook for German Youth (Item NSD 21-9; PARTYSONGBOOK 1-5; YOUTH 10-10)

DESCRIPTION: This without a doubt is the finest German songbook we have ever encountered. It’s hardbound and measures 7 x 5 inches and has 164 pages of songs and great illustrations all on the supreme Nordic Nationalist theme printed in the war year of 1941 by the central printing offices of the NSDAP, Franz Herr Verlag Munich. It is crammed full of the most beautiful patriotic songs of the Third Reich and the ancient songs of bygone, glorious years. The first illustration symbolizes the theme of this glorious little book where you see warriors of the Germanic past and the Third Reich standing steadfast guarding the “Holy Oak,” symbol of German patriotism, honor, and loyalty. Here stands Landsknecht along with heroic soldiers against Napoleon, a Teutonic knight, a WWI front soldier, and an N.S. SA trooper all battle ready with heart and hand for the Fatherland! Several more such inspiring illustrations fill the pages of this marvelous book. The songs are such as the Deutschland Lied, Wenn Alle Untreue Werden, Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden, Die Fahne hoch, Wohlauf Kameraden, and many more. The condition is very good and this is definitely worth preserving. This is an excellent piece of N.S. history.

PRICE: $195.00

 

 

Hitler

Hitler

Hitler
Reich Chancellery in Berlin

Hitler
Grand entrance hall to the Chancellery

Hitler
Inside the Chancellery

Hitler
Führer’s desk in the Chancellery

Golden Anniversary Congratulatory Certificate from Adolf Hitler (Item NSD 21-10; AH 29-1)

DESCRIPTION: This is a rarely seen Third Reich document. It’s an ornate certificate presented to those celebrating their fiftieth wedding anniversary and bears a message of congratulations above Adolf Hitler's printed facsimile signature. The certificate measures 10 x 14 1/4 inches and shows a married couple, horns of plenty, and bears a blind-embossed national eagle and swastika. It’s accompanied by the original letter of transmittal from Der Staatsminister und Chef der Präsidialkanzlei der Führers und Reichskanzlers presenting the document and sending a gift in the form of a check for fifty Reichsmarks (not present). The German Führer was always a man of the people and his “Volk” meant everything to him and he made sure that his administrative staff in the chancellery, including the Staatsminister, remembered good party members on special occasions such as this. Of course, these certificates are very rare and are great collectables today. Remember, this is an official document issued under the auspices of the Reich Chancellery.

PRICE: $285.00

 

Streicher

Streicher
*Not included in offering

Streicher

Streicher

Streicher

Streicher
The back cover

Streicher
The document’s left side

Streicher
The document’s right side

Streicher
The wax seal is, amazingly, intact.

Streicher

Streicher

Streicher

Streicher

Streicher
*Not included in offering

Streicher
*Not included in offering

Streicher
*Not included in offering

Streicher
*Not included in offering

Julius Streicher is Given an Honorary Citizenship (Item NSD 21-11; PERS 5-25)

DESCRIPTION: As you can see in some of the write-ups above, these honorary citizenships (Ehrenurkunde) were presented to Hitler by the thousands and to his NSDAP leaders by the dozens. Please read about the one given to Fritz Sauckel at PERS 5-22, above. In its first few lines is a good explanation of the usage and meaning of these Ehrenurkunden. They are highly sought after by collectors and historians. The Hitler ones are by no means common, but let’s say that there are numerically more of them even though no two are ever alike and all are treasures in their own right. Over the years we have had several Hitler examples; however, to find one presented to other high NSDAP leaders is much more a task. I would have to say that finding one to Julius Streicher would have been to my thinking impossible, but here it is! And we are most proud and pleased to offer it at this time. Streicher is the most disparaged and denounced man of the Third Reich era. He is maligned, reviled, and thoroughly assailed by, well, I think you know who. At one time he was a prominent member and leader of the NSDAP. Prior to WWII he was the founder and publisher of Der Stürmer newspaper which became an element of the N.S. propaganda machine. He also published three anti-Semitic books for children including the 1938 editions of The Poison Mushroom. For this Streicher was one of eleven German leaders who went to their deaths on the gallows at Nuremberg inn October 1946. Streicher alone died solely for his speeches and writings. He wasn’t part of the German government during the war; weren’t these proceedings called the “war crimes trials?.” Yes, it could be and was said that the books, speeches, and other writings were basically horrid. But when the Charlie Hebdo people were massacred in Paris for spreading cartoons and vicious hateful, propaganda on January 27, 2015, the world cried about those people, didn’t it ? But to be officially strangled to death for similar activity this more than anything else goes far to prove that the Nuremberg Trials were nothing but revengeful witch-hunt trials. This German patriot fought all through WWI winning the Iron Cross and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant. This was not an insignificant achievement. Was he rude and crude? Well, I’d say “yes,” but he believed the particular times called for some of this. To him it was a war and he waged it as such, but it was a word of words! Streicher heard Hitler speak in Munich. This experience left him deeply moved and he joined the fledgling National Socialist Party in 1921, and from that moment on he became a loyal and devoted follower of Hitler. He stood with Hitler in the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was an act that the Führer always remembered. Streicher was seen by Hitler as a man who had been willing to die for the movement and he became a member of Hitler’s inner circle; something that many top party officials could not claim. While Streicher made enemies in the constant infighting that was a common theme in the senior ranks of the party, he could always rely on the protection of the Führer. From 1925 to 1933, Hitler rewarded Streicher’s loyalty by appointing him Gauleiter of Franconia. Ironically, some senior party officials rather loathed Streicher’s Der Stürmer because they considered it crude. Men like Hermann Göring wanted the world to see N.S. Germany as the pinnacle of culture and refinement and these rough proclamations just did not fit in with this. So, in essence, Streicher was virtually an outcast with the party and as we have stated never was part of the government during the war. There is much material about him on the web—90 percent of it negative—and although he might have been a good fellow to have a beer with in a Munich pub he was an agitator personified. Maybe he was unpolished, but he stood for his beliefs and died with and for them. He was an ardent admirer of Martin Luther and he verbally quoted the great reformer many times expressing Luther when he stood before the court of the Diet of Worms in 1521: “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me I cannot do otherwise” Voltaire, considered one of France’s greatest enlightenment writers, said: “I disapprove of what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This is an iconic belief of the Western World or we hope it is. Joan of Arc was burned at the stake because she would not recant, and Julius Streicher was hanged with no chance to recant, but of course, we also know that he absolutely would not have done so. The horrors that were inflicted on this man before he was hanged were unbelievably abominable. His last earthly words were “I am now by God my father! Adele, my dear wife.” Streicher died after 14 minutes of strangulation. I would suggest that you should look at the various information on the web; pro and con!

The Ehrenurkunde

This honorary citizenship is a very impressive hand-painted document from the city of Lauf an der Pegnitz and dated July 1933. It is signed by the Bürgermeister and confers honorary citizenship in the town that lies just east of Nuremberg. It says: “The Bürgermeister and officials of the city of Lauf an der Pegnitz have bestowed upon the leader of Gau Franken Julius Streicher in recognition of his services as a tireless follower for the German nation and the leader in the German Freedom movement in Franken this honorary citizenship. Lauf im July 1933.” Signed for the city officials by the High Mayor. The town’s official seal in wax is affixed at the bottom. The calligraphy is beautiful and superb with a small hand-drawn swastika banner and flag. The two sides of the document are mounted between the covers of a brown-leather folder with gilt oak-leaf trim inside and outside. The front cover bears a hand-painted depiction of the town’s crest. It’s in nice condition. Closed, the cover measures 12 x 9 ½ inches. Yes, we here at Germania often deal in true rarities, but this particular and fantastically rare item will be recognized by the true historian or very professional collector to be one of the ultimate historically important finds of the year. Controversial? Yes, absolutely! Ultrarare? Yes! Important? Absolutely, yes! Don’t hesitate; make it yours.

PRICE: $3,800.00

 

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash

Funeral Sash from Ortsgruppe Inden (Item NSD 21-12)

DESCRIPTION: Inden is a municipality in the district of Duren in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is located on the River Inde and is a very small town with a population today of only 7,150. But in the Third Reich, this kleines Dorf was very loyal to the Führer and the NSDAP. What we offer here is an original sash that would have been attached to a funeral wreath that would have been placed on the gravesite of an N.S. Party member and it was from the local Ortsgruppe—local leadership within the NSDAP (Nazi Party). Each Ortsgruppenführer answered to his ranking Kreisleiter (county leader). They were ranked as the sixth layer of the NS administrative command, but were the group closest to the local populace.

The Sash

The sash is 3 feet long and about 8 inches wide. It has some stains and some holes, and is somewhat tattered at the edges, etc., but is holding essentially well for its age. Under “Ortsgruppe Inden” it proclaims “Heil Hitler." It’s quite a good souvenir of the Third Reich mythos.

PRICE: $125.00; reduced–sale: $98.00

 

Gorget

Gorget

Gorget

Gorget

Gorget

Gorget

Gorget

Political Leader’s Gorget (Item NSD 21-13)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the official gorget of the NSDAP Politische Führung (political leader). This would be worn by the Fahnenträger or flagbearer in parades and ceremonies. We have explained the rules of the political leaders in our write-up about the political uniform on this page. The gorget is artistically notable and dramatic looking. It bears the official NSDAP eagle in its center that stands out in high relief and at the edges can be seen the traditional oak-leaf motif. The gorget measures about 9 inches across at its top portion. The chain is comprised of 31 decorative links with alternating eagles and swastika on half of them and a swastika surrounded by oak leaves on the others. On the end links that suspend the gorget the links are given the party-approval designation “RZM M 1/102.” The gorget has some evidence of old oxidation stains mostly on the backside edges. This has been curtailed and I do not think it particularly detracts at all from the looks of this particulary beautiful relic of the Reich.

PRICE: $1,650.00

 

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug that Commemorates the NSDAP Munich Putsch - 9 November 1923 (Item NSD 21-14; RECMUSEUM 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really beautiful mug that has the N.S. eagle with the saying that was on the Blood Order, the medal that was presented to participants in the event that history records as the “Beer Hall Putsch.” The saying along with the eagle is as follows: “UND IHR HABT DOCH GESIEGT” (“And you were victorious after all.”). The mug measures six inches tall. On the bottom of the mug there is a manufacturer’s logo that says “Mitterteich Bavaria” with a crossed-sword logo design. The side panels are decorated with blatant swastika designs–Awesome!!! This mug is so new looking that we decided to put it in the museum re-creation section, but it could possibly be a period piece??? In any case, it still is a bargain.

PRICE: $350.00; *We have not seen another.*

 

Jewelry

Jewelry

Jewelry
It seems Magda Goebbels had a ring like this one.

Jewelry
Professional way the mounting was handled
and note the "800" silver-content mark

Very Special Swastika Ring (Item NSD 21-15; GEN 15-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most beautiful National Socialist-inspired rings we have ever encountered. It is obviously not a Party issue; rather it should be called a patriot ring that no doubt was a special order from a master jeweler. The nonmobile swastika is encrusted with mine-cut stones all hand set making for a fantastic display of elegance. The stones under magnification have a beautiful blue coloration (probably sapphires). *The sapphire is considered the ultimate blue gemstone. It probably was for a woman and possibly the wife or sweetheart of a highly placed party Leader. I do believe I once saw a photograh of Magda Goebbels—wife of Paul Joseph Goebbels—wearing such a ring. She was certainly a patriot and devoted to the Führer Adolf Hitler. The ring has a setting in 800 silver and so marked inside. Its shank is in a typical Third Reich art-deco styling. The size is about 7 ½ (typical lady's measurement). This is almost without a doubt unique and magnificent.

PRICE: $1,950.00; Absolutely unique!

 

Plate

Plate

Plate

Plate

Plate

Plate

Plate

Plate
The Führer at his desk in the Braune Haus

Plate

Plate

Plate

Special Edition of a N.S. Decorative Plate Depicting the Braune Haus NSDAP HQ (Item NSD 21-16; GEN 15-4)

DESCRIPTION: The Braune Haus (Brown House) was the National headquarters of the NSDAP–Nazi Party. It was curiously named for the color of the party uniforms. It replaced the HQ at No. 50 Schellingstrasse that had become too small. The building was redecorated by Adolf Hitler and Paul Ludwig Troost in a heavy and modern style. It opened on January 1. It is said that Hitler kept a life-sized portrait of Henry Ford next to his desk in his office as Ford and Adolf Hitler admired each other’s achievements. Also stored in Braune Haus was the sacred Blut Fahne (Blood Flag). This was the National Socialist flag that had been carried at the head of the demonstration during the 1923 Beer Hall Putsch. The flag had been spattered with the blood of the killed and wounded when the police fired upon the marchers. The flag became a sacred relic of the N.S. Party. The elegant plate measures 10 inches in diameter and is beautiful in ever-artistic sense and that is partially because it was made by and is signed Villeroy & Boch-Dresden. Villeroy & Boch is also known by “Mettlach” the later city where some of the finest examples were made and was and is a highly respected porcelain firm. The firm was in business for 250 years (since 1748). The Dresden enterprise was completely destroyed in the terror bombing by the so-called democracies when Roosevelt and Churchill gave approval of horrible mass murder to demonstrate to good Ol’ Uncle Joe Stalin that the Allies could be even more murderous than he was.

The Plate

The golden edges are indicative of the finest of Mettlach porcelain mastery. The Villeroy & Boch signature is clear on the back. The detailing of the building is superb. Along with the dish we have a very nice period postcard that depicts the Braune Haus in full color and has a first-day stamp from Munich and says “München Hauptstadt der Bewegung (“Munich, the Capital of the Movement”). It also shows a picture of the military sports badge of the SA and says (translated): “Every German wears this symbol for the defense of our common spirt.” This is one of the most beautiful commemoration plates we have ever seen and is a truly important meaningful historic relic.

PRICE: $500.00

 

Glassware

Glassware

Glassware

Glassware

Glassware
The box they were sent home in

Glassware
Recipient's address

Glassware
GI's return address

Glassware
How they looked when box was opened

Glassware

Set of Eight Cordial Glasses from the N. S. Hotel Berchtesgadener Hof (Item NSD 21-17; GEN 15-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an incredible find that we recently came into at a small gun and military show in Atlanta, Georgia. We bought these wonderful items from an elderly couple who brought them to sell. The couple were from Tennessee and at the end of the war, the eight beautiful cordial glasses were sent home in a wooden box (chest) by a GI Corporal Thomas J. Hooper, with an APO address in Albany, New York, which means he was stationed overseas, at the time. He sent the chest to his wife Mrs. Martha Hooper, Tellico Plains, Tennessee RFD 1. What you see in the images are the original box and the attendant cordials. The return address is faded to a point that it is very hard to see. Inside the box the glasses were wrapped in bits of old newspapers that are all turned yellow with age. We did find one scrap with the date 1953. They were probably rewrapped by Mrs. Hooper some eight years after the war. The couple we bought them from had inherited them from Mrs. Hooper through the family. We had bought one of these petite glasses before from a fellow who had some of the Berchtesgadener Hof metal kitchenware and it was comprised of fifteen pieces and one of the little cordials, but it all came from the famed hotel so that is why we instantly knew these cordials were from the B.H. The Berchtesgadener Hof Hotel had previously been the Grand Hotel Auguste Victoria, popular with visiting royalty. The National Socialists bought it in 1936, remodeled it, and renamed it the Berchtesgadener Hof, and used it to house dignitaries visiting Adolf Hitler’s Berghof, such as the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, and David Lloyd George. High-ranking Nazis such as Josef Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, and Joachim von Ribbentrop also stayed there, as did visiting military officers such as Erwin Rommel. Eva Braun lived at the Berchtesgadener Hof when she first came to Berchtesgaden, before moving into the Berghof. Later, Obersalzberg functionaries such as Martin Bormann’s brother, Albert, lived here, as did Hitler’s sister Paula (incognito as Paula “Wolf”). There are eight of the cordials all in perfect shape. They all measure exactly 3 inches high with an opening of 2 inches in diameter and a base measuring 2 inches. Seen in frosted depiction is the Deutsches Adler (German Eagle) with a wingspan of one inch. I believe it to be very probable that several of the dignitaries that we have mentioned had sipped schnapps or other such delights from these very glasses. This is an incredible find and the historical importance of this cannot be underestimated. Just think of the gala occasions that these diminutive objects had participated in! When I think of it my imagination runs wild, and why not? They just lend themselves to the prewar time of glory before the terminus of Western Civilization as it was known before the collectivism and Marxist totalitarianism that prevailed in postwar Europe descended.

PRICE: $1,950.00; original chest included

 

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform
Medal ribbons are the war-service cross and is either the Social Service Cross or the NSAP Long Service Medal

Uniform
Party buttons and the reinforced button holes

Uniform
Collar tabs. Note the slight mothing

Uniform
Collar tabs. Note the slight mothing

Uniform

Uniform
Note the little eagles on the collar pips

Uniform
Original armband that had to be repaired

Uniform

Uniform
Replaced swastika on the tunic

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform
This image shows the party pin, collar tabs, medal ribbons, buttons, etc.

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform
PPK holster is not included with outfit

Uniform

Uniform
The second belt with the outfit

Uniform

Uniform
Right-side tunic pocket; some badges would have gone here

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform

Uniform
The maker's label

Political Leader Uniform for Haupteinsatzleiter (Head of Operations) (Item NSD 21-18; SA 14-36; PARTEI 4-14)

DESCRIPTION: This uniform that consists of tunic, necktie, visor cap, two belts, party pin, and trousers was for a political leader of the NSDAP, who could have been a cell-operations foremen, a block leader, or even a regional office leader. This is determined by the pattern of the swastika armband he wears. His collar tabs indicates that he was of secretary commission level in the Gau hierarchy. Seen in the images are a holster for a Walther PPK automatic pistol, and a pair of boots. These items do not go with the outfit; we have shown them only to illustrate what a political leader in the Third Reich would have worn. I have said there are two belts; one of them is the dress belt worn on special occasions with the round gold-colored brocade with the national eagle and swastika surrounded with oak leaves. The other is with the standard belt buckle. These individuals pretty much wore their uniforms every day in their office functions, but once a year in September the Nuremberg Reichsparteitag was held and the entire political leader corps would march into the rallies that were massive and beautiful and were held from 1923 with subsequent annual gatherings? 1927, 1929 and the ones that featured the political leaders would be the 1933 through 1938. They usually marched in at night with hundreds of search lights beaming giving the impression, when referred to by the British ambassador to Germany as: “ . . . both solemn and beautiful . . .like being in ‘a cathedral of ice.’” As we have noted, the man who wore this uniform was an officer at the Gau level. The Gaus were the official administrative subdivisions of National Socialist Germany. Each one had an administrative leader (Gauletier). Germany consisted of 32 districts in 1934 and later, 42. The uniform for a Haupteinsatzleiter would fall to such an individual to be in a general staff positon that was common across all levels of the Party. He would have been typically assigned to substantially important administrative duties. This corps is the only one of the Party and military functionaries that did not have a dress dagger as did the SA, SS, Hitler Youth, or Labor Corps. Instead, the political leaders had a pistol (Walther PPK) that they wore while in uniform. The reason for this was that Communist thugs would attack them in the time before the pistols were issued. After that these vermin, thinking that unarmed Nazi would be easy prey, were treated to a deadly surprise!!! The trousers of the outfit have one noticeable moth hole in the crotch area otherwise the tunic and trousers are in very good shape. Note: After the war, the family of the man lived in former Communist East Germany in Halle am Salle. It was forbidden to have anything with a swastika on it by official edict, but they didn’t want to destroy Papa’s uniform even though all the buttons have the forbidden symbol as well as the collar tabs. The dress belt had a very blatant eagle and swastika and of course there was his NSDAP Party pin. But the part that was in their mind the most troublesome was the armband with its highly conspicuous ostentatious Hakenkreuz (swastika). So, they removed the white field with the so-called notorious figuration. Now why did they feel all the other N.S. symbolism would be all right? We can’t say nor did the family member who sold it to us know or at least wouldn’t speak of it. My guess is that when the war ended these folks thought that a just peace between the N.S. government and the American, Brits, and French would realize that the true enemy was Communism and the former N.S. Party officials would be reinstated and Germany would be rearmed and go forth with the Allies against the greatest enemy mankind ever faced–Soviet Bolshevism! So the uniform was carefully hidden away in homes that the swastika flag would hopefully flutter once again in Halle. One of the women of the family cut the swastika out of the armband, but obviously it was preserved separately and hidden from sight like the rest of the uniform. When our German picker bought the outfit he took it to a trusted tailor and had it put back together. It’s not really a bad job and would be I am sure very acceptable to a serious collector. It is, after all, an extremely scarce N.S. uniform. “Alles für Deutschland!

PRICE: $2,900.00

 

 

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster
The official seal

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster

Movie Poster
Victims of the communist regime in the 1920s

Movie Poster
The Devil incarnate

Movie Poster
The father of the demon system himself, Karl Mordechai Marx

Movie Poster

Movie Poster
Victims of Stalin and Lenin

Movie Poster
But these six million don’t seem to count!

Movie Poster
The Liberator

Movie Poster
A poster from German Film Week (not part of this offering)

Third Reich Poster of a Movie that has an Anticommunist Theme (Item NSD 21-19; GEN 15-6)

DESCRIPTION: In general, collectors consider movie posters as classic treasures and are highly sought after. This one is particularly great in that it has a grotesque theme that illustrates the sheer murderous criminality of the Communist regime in the 1920s and 1930s. The subject is the Communist terror against Ukrainian and other Dörfer (small villages). Its central theme shows the typical Red monster brandishing a whip as he applies lashes against peasants in these little communities. The title of the film is Dorf im roten Sturm (“Village in the Red Storm”) and is the reissue title of the film “Friesennot” by famed director, Peter Hagan. (That this is a reissue is indicated below the title by “Wiederauffürung ‘Friesennot’.”) Peter Hagen directed the filming in 1935, and several famous German actors are in the starring roles. The premise of the movie is that Communist authorities are making life as difficult as possible for a village of Volga Germans in the Soviet Union with taxes and other oppression. When Mette, a half-Russian-half-Frisian woman, becomes the girlfriend of Kommissar Tschernoff, the Frisians murder her and throw her body in the swamp. Open violence breaks out, and the Red Army soldiers are all killed; the villagers set fire to their village and flee. This film of anticommunist truisms depicts the Communists as posting obscene, antireligious posters and the Frisians as piously declaring that all authority comes from God. The portrayal of the savagery of the Red beasts is legendary as they bring ‘hell’ to the simple Frisian peasants. The portrayal of Tschernoff does not quite conform to the heavy-handed depiction of communists as brutal and murderous in such films as “Fluchtlinger”; he is truly and passionately in love with Mette, and only with her death does he unleash his soldiers. A villager objects to the affair because even though her mother was Russian, her father’s Frisian blood outweighs foreign blood, and therefore she must not throw herself at a foreigner. Her murder is presented as in accordance with the nationalistic principle of “race defilement.” You can go to your favorite search engine, enter the title, and view the 97-minute German-language film. The poster has the stamp that reads ‘”Zugelassen Filmprüfstelle” with a number stamped and the date “9. AUG. 1941.” This translates to “Approved by Film Inspecting Authority.” Below this is the National Socialist eagle and swastika. This is an absolutely period poster—not a reproduction—and if you are interested in buying it, special arrangements must be made as it is attached to hard cardboard—BIG—measuring 3 ft. wide by 4 ft. high. It is dramatic and definitely historically important. Special arrangements must be made for shipping or pick up if you wish to purchase this item.

PRICE: $1,500.00

 

Nazi Jewelry

Nazi Jewelry

Elegant Little Piece of Swastika Jewelry (Item NSD 21-20; GEN 15-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a pin as worn by ladies in the Third Reich featuring a beautiful swastika that is fashioned in mother-of-pearl material while fastened to this is a cryptic letter that appears to be in gold and depicts the letter that is probably “L.” The petite item measures about one inch all around. It has a European-style pin catch on the back that might also be in gold. Pieces like this were purchased by fashionable ladies in the 1930s as demonstrable tokens displaying their loyalty to Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. It is rather beautiful even though petite.

PRICE: $155.00; unique

 

Staff Car Device

Staff Car Device

Staff Car Device
Threaded

Staff Car Device

Beautiful Little Eagle Device for Staff Car (Item NSD 21-21; SS 38-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the nicest little N.S. eagle that would be the topper for a command-car fender pennant as used by a commander in the SA or by a political leader. It could even be used by ranks of the SS like an SS-Gruppenführer or Obergrüppenführer This is a little charmer indeed; petite, but it exerts importance and is certainly a quality production. 100-percent original and in mint condition. The base is threaded for tight insertion on the staff. If really neat items are your bailiwick, here it one!

PRICE: $245.00; unique

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Us

 

Page One

Page Two

Page Three

Page Four

Page Five

Page Six

Page Seven

Page Eight

Page Nine

Page Ten

Page Eleven

Page Twelve

Page Thirteen

Page Fourteen

Page Fifteen

Page Sixteen

Page Seventeen

Page Eighteen

Page Nineteen

Page Twenty

Page Twenty-0ne

 

Contact Us

Please refer to item designator in parentheses in all correspondence.

Please E-mail for any additional information you may need.

If you prefer, contact 'Germania' at PO Box 68, Lakemont, GA 30552
or call at 706.782.1668 or 706.782.4398.


Please! do not call during the wee hours of the morning. The best time for calling us is between 10 am and 12 noon and between 9 and 11 pm eastern time.