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“Germania International” is world renowned for offering the finest in rare and unusual military relics. The items that are offered therein on our main site are certified genuine in almost every way and this applies to 95 percent of all these wonderful categories. We have some of the finest and most knowledgeable advisors who are accredited historians and longtime respected retired dealers as well. Question: Does something recently made now and then make it past even our screening? Yes! Sometimes, some things are so accurately produced in Poland or India, et al., that it’s pretty much nigh onto impossible to detect its age. The quality of such items can be so perfect that until we see a proliferation of similar or identical articles start to show up, even the foremost expert in the world would be at serious odds to be able to identify some of them as bogus. That is a general problem in this field and is regrettable, indeed, but as we have said, we feel that with our assembled advisors with their very advanced cumulative expertise, we have more than a working knowledge of these various offerings. There is nothing wrong whatsoever in handling fine reproduction items as long as they are offered as such and do not as so many militaria sites unfortunately do is knowingly offer them as genuine. Having said that, we assure you that we will never knowingly offer any collectable that is modern made unless we call attention to the fact. We decided after a serious conference with our advisors that there are a few choice items that are made both presently and in the past that are really fine articles and have value on their own. Articles by their very nature would be highly unobtainable in the genuine or so fantastically expensive that it practically eliminates the greater percentage of collectors who still would love to own such beautiful renderings for aesthetic purposes. Therefore, the re-creations that you will see offered by us will not reflect anything about the other subject headings in the home Germania categories. This is a completely separate entity. We strive to only handle items in this museum re-creation section that in our considered opinion are of first-class quality and 100-percent worthy of Germania’s careful discrimination. They must be historically accurate and you must be able to be proud of possession once you invest. We will try to keep the prices within reason in keeping with the availability, but we also know that some of the items are one-of-kind (read: unique) pieces that are rare in and of themselves and cannot be ordered by us ever again. Such things will of course be specially labeled. Good hunting to our valued collector friends. “Horrído!”: The call of Germanic Jäger at the start of the hunt.

 

 

SS Tapestry
Our re-created tapestry

SS tapestry
Here is the original Dachau tapestry

 

SS tapestry

SS tapestry
Iron Crosses

SS tapestry

SS tapestry

SS tapestry

SS tapestry
Hagel runes

SS tapestry

SS tapestry

SS tapestry

SS tapestry
The original piece in the
Dachau Memorial Hall

SS tapestry
Note the barred enclosure

SS tapestry

SS tapestry

SS tapestry
Karl Diebitsch in his later years

SS tapestry
Professor Diebitsch in 1937

SS tapestry

 

Re-created Tapestry from the Original by Karl Diebitsch and Elsie Seifert (Item RECMUSEUM 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: Again, Germania International does not handle reproductions unless we see an item so prodigiously important that it should be re-created and offered to serious collectors who would never hope to see or even afford the original if such could ever be obtained. In this case, this item will in all likelihood never be found; it was the memorial tapestry from the city of Dachau (not to be confused with the famous concentration camp). In a quiet section of the 1,200-year-old town was a memorial to the men who had been killed in the early street fighting against the ‘Red Front’ in the 30s and to the Waffen- soldiers who had laid down their lives for Führer and Fatherland in the 40s (Second World War). Behind stalwart iron gates was a precious tapestry so revered that it sat behind an alter flanked by swastika flags and typical wall torches. Here, ceremonies were held both Christian and semi-Pagan to honor these brave men. The tapestry bore the legend “Eternal are the dead indeed." (“Ewig ist der Toten Tatenruhm”). Above this legend is the figure of a German National Eagle whose total visage is completely in its noble bearing. Then, all around the eagle are repetitive skulls and runes. Its borders are decorated with oak leaves and acorns in vibrant color and also there can be seen four Hagel runes and this symbol was widely used by the for its symbolic representation of unshakable faith in the NS-SS belief. You will also see it in the Himmler Ehrenring (Death’s-head ring) worn by members of the and also in wedding rings. In the four corners of the tapestry are the Iron Crosses to represent the supreme valor of the departed, honorable, fighting men. Nothing could have been considered more sacred than this tapestry other than the Blutfahne (Blood Flag) as carried in the Munich Putsch. Where this original tapestry is today no one knows among the collectors and researchers. I personally hope it was hidden away in time to save it from the ravages and destruction brought to Germany by the “glorious” Allied enemy.

Professor and SS-Oberführer Karl Diebitsch and his sister, Elsie Seifert

Professor Diebitsch was the official artist for the having designed many of the uniforms, daggers, and sword crests for officers, postage stamps with the theme, and several other important tapestries such as this one. We also present to you an actual rare prototype model 36 chained officer’s dagger by the professor on our pages at SS 36-14 You should go there for further information about Herr Diebitsch. Also see SS 36-15 to see another of his beautiful tapestry creations. His sister, Elsie Seifert, had early moved to America, but went back to Germany when Karl summoned her shortly after he was commissioned by the Reichsführer- Himmler to create several important tapestries for the Reich. She was the artist who did the actual construction, while her brother was the designer. Mr. R. Johnston, our historical advisor, met both Professor Diebitsch and Frau Seifert in the early 1980s and interviewed both of them. Although of advanced age, he found them to be sharp, informative, and more than willing to tell of their beloved art. They both gave Mr. Johnston several pictures of tapestries and other art pieces they had accomplished while in employ, and this included the pictures of the memorial tapestry in its place of honor at Dachau. Frau Seifert gave him pictures of many other tapestries they had created in the 30s and 40s, but the one that impressed him (Johnston) most was the Dachau Memorial Tapestry and when he saw these pictures that we show here, he said immediately that this masterpiece wall hanging just had to be created once again because it is so very meaningful. So, out of the pages of N.S.-SS history it comes forth once more and it is carefully and colorfully re-created. There is very little perceptible difference except for the fringe, but that couldn’t be helped. The workmanship is so very good that another tapestry made by the same company ended up being offered for $3,500 in a major European auction house whose staff thought it was authentic and from the N.S. “Braun Haus” in Munich, but when Mr. Johnston told them the facts it was withdrawn—these tapestries are really that fine. This re-creation is BIG: 68 x 50 inches.The colors are fast and they are washable. All in all, Mr. Johnston considers them to be a masterpiece of the weaver’s machine art. Here is your chance to own what can be considered a fitting tribute to true beauty perceived in cloth and dedicated to the hope of no more terrible ‘brother wars.’

PRICE: $285.00

 

 

Third Reich Tapestry

rings
Photograph of Heydrich where you can see he's wearing the Honor Ring

Third Reich Tapestry

Death's Head Ring

Third Reich Tapestry

rings
Another photograph of Heydrich wearing the Honor Ring

Third Reich Tapestry

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

Death's Head Ring

The Finest Replica of the Death's Head Ring of the as presented to Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich (later Obergruppenführer)
and Chief of the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) (Security Service)
(Item RECMUSEUM 1-2)

As you know, Germania International, LLC, does not handle reproduction items unless clearly marked as such, and then they must be items that are clearly collectables in their own right, and usually in great demand by the collecting public, yet the original article would be prohibitive in price if offered, and would bring between $7,000 and $12,000. In this case, almost every collector of Third-Reich memorabilia has at one time wanted to own an -Totenkopf honor ring; I know I have! Now, finally, a near-perfect replica of this handsome ultra-important Relic of the Reich has been developed and is available from us. There are lots of others out there in cyberland offering rings like this at least when first viewed. But Mr. Donald Boyle, who wrote the book that is still the official hornbook on these honor rings, has fully endorsed Germania’s ring as by far the best and most authentic one ever done! and with this in mind here is the explanation of all the aspects of this prodigiously important and actually awe-inspiring, museum-quality ring with all of its Teutonic mythos-inspired runic symbolism a forefront.

This description is taken from the site that for a short time featured these magnificent re-creations of the world’s most-sought-after ring. We have bought out all rights and production of this Teutonic treasure, Heinrich Himmler’s Death’s Head Honor Ring.

And, now, finally!, the absolute best copy of the collecting world's most-famous and much-desired ring. We all have heard the sagas of Teutonic barbarians sweeping down from the north in a thundering wave of terror and destruction. These accounts are matched only by the glorious Germanic crusades of the middle ages. Then we remember the military victories of Der Alte Fritz (Frederick the Great) and the devastating Prussian military conquests of 1871 and 1914. In 1939, the loud, resounding thud of hob-nailed boots was heard once again in the streets of Europe as "The New Order" sent forth its valiant sons to wrest victory over the French, Belgians, Poles, et al. They revived in essence the Teutonic war machine in all its frightening, yet glorious, splendor! The most effective and undaunted of these Reich's warriors were the soldiers of the (Schutzstaffel). The quest of martial grandeur is nowhere revealed more plainly as within the design of the famous Death's Head Honor Ring (Totenkopf Ehrenringe). This ring was presented to and worn by specially selected members of Heinrich Himmler's elite Storm Troopers. The grotesque skull and mystic runic symbolism advance a terrifying yet thrilling image of ultramilitant Germanic history, but at the same time instills in the observer a fascinating view into a world of combative excellence and do-or-die faithfulness to a cause, whether "Right or Wrong." Meine Ehre heisst Treue! "My honor is loyalty." This is the motto.

This reproduction is so vividly accurate in every detail that we decided that there will be certain persons out there who will invariably try to resell them as originals for huge monetary returns, so we have made one small deviation or subtle change and that is as follows: we have made one small strand of the oak-leaf decoration move in the wrong direction. This can be perceived at the ring's bottom. Although we have handed the ring to experts from time to time and asked them if they saw anything different only one of five has ever seen the tiny change. If we don’t point it out you can hardly notice it. The rest of the ring is the classic -Totenkopf Ehrenringe. We have chosen to make it an exact copy of -Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich's ring with the date of its issue 21.6.1939. This date also designates the summer solstice ceremonies, and you can see his name plus the facsimile of Himmler's signature within the ring's interior all completely fabricated just as the originals were presented during that earth-shattering, turbulent time. The rings are in pure silver with the highlighted details professionally darkened to bring them out vividly. Sizes are 9, 10, 11, and 12. For sizes other than these, we will have to add extra cost for special sizing. Each ring is hand finished and the finished product is overwhelmingly exquisite. There will be a great demand for these amazing rings and countless orders are expected to result because militaria collectors have waited a very long time for the appearance of the ultimate Germanic ring. Gentlemen, this one makes all the other attempts look rather amateurish at best.

PRICE: $150.00; A nice reproduction of the original-style box that these rings were presented in is available at $30.00 dollars extra. Ring and box $180.00; box sold only with the purchase of a ring.


 

 

German Award

German Award
Reichsmarshal Göring, Italian Count Ciano, and Baron Freiherr von Neurath, who is wearing his Eagle Order

German Award

German Award

German Award

German Award

German Award

German Award

German Award
Charles Lindbergh on the day he received the Order of the German Eagle from Herman Göring in October 1938

German Award
July 30, 1938, Henry Ford receives the Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle on his seventy-fifth birthday.

German Award
Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oshima receives the Grand Cross in gold directly from Adolf Hitler in Berlin

German Award
Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oshima wearing the Grand Cross of the German Eagle.

German Award
President of Finland receives the Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle in gold.

German Award
Spanish volunteer pilot taking the oath. He’s wearing his Order of the German Eagle.

Fantastic Replica of the Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle (Item RECMUSEUM 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the finest replica of the Verdienstorden vom Deutschen Adler, Grosskreuz (Order of the German Eagle, Grand Cross.). This is a wonderfully crafted replica of the most beautiful medal or order of the Third Reich. It was awarded only to prominent foreigners; particularly diplomats who were considered sympathetic to the NSDAP. One of the only two exceptions to those rules governing presentation were foreign minister Constantin von Neurath and Joachim von Ribbentrop on the latter’s appointment as foreign minister in 1938. For military recipients the order featured crossed swords and without swords for nonmilitary diplomats and persons who had achieved great world fame such as American Henry Ford, whom Hitler wished to honor. The overall appearance and the name were reminiscent of Prussia’s Order of the Black Eagle and Order of the Red Eagle; it certainly rivaled the sheer beauty of these two gorgeous awards. The award consists of sash, medal, and the breast star and it is considered the First Class designation with swords. We have searched the web to see if anyone had anything comparable with absolutely no luck. We believe the piece was made in the 1950s by the famed producer of the medallion arts, Rudolf Souval of Vienna, Austria. This firm made original N.S. medals and orders in the 1920s and 30s, and during the war years, but continued in a small way in the 1960s although it was illegal to do so concerning Nazi awards. How they managed it we can’t fathom, but the excellence of this order we offer cannot be denied. It is the exact weight and dimensions of the original and fully up to the quality standards expected with a Souval replica. There is no more beautiful a European order than this one, that is so dramatic in its entire presentation. The set includes the First Class Grand Eagle, the star to the above, and the full sash. The price of an original would be astronomical if one could ever find one and it's highly doubtful you ever could actually find one. The original order that Henry Ford received on July 30, 1938, and one that famed aviator, Charles Lindbergh, received in October 1938, are still with their respective families and I think we can assume will never be for sale. So what’s the next best thing? Why, it’s this wonderful, magnificent, museum-grade replica that we offer.

PRICE: $3,800.00: Sale: the consignor has decided to offer it for $2,950.00

 

 

Medals

 

Medals

Medals

 The 1943 Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle; without Swords (for civilians); this is a breast star separately (Item RECMUSEUM 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a spectacular re-creation of this, one of the most important awards of the Third Reich usually reserved for honoring foreign dignitaries. Many Spanish and Italian supporters were awarded this very prestigious medal. The workmanship on this piece makes it hard to distinguish from the original; extremely fine!

PRICE: $850.00; not $6,000.00

 

Medals

Medals

Medals

Medals

Medals

 The Breast Star of the German National Prize for Art and Science (Item RECMUSEUM 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is considered the rarest of NS-era awards and certainly the most coveted of the national awards. Hitler personally instituted the award 30 January 1937. He intended it to replace the Nobel Peace Prize, since he had forbidden German citizens to accept the international award 1 month earlier. The award also carried with it a cash sum of 100,000 Reichs Marks. It was thickly encrusted with diamonds approximating 1/4 carat each and much prettier than the Nobel Prize. The legend around the inner circle reads translated: “For art and science.” Around the outer edge of the inscription is a bezel containing 40 diamonds. This great re-creation naturally does not have genuine diamonds. They are probably zircons or brilliants. The head of the goddess Athena is shown in the center on a red enamel field. This is certainly one of the most beautiful civil awards the world has seen. Again, I know no place in the world where one could obtain something like this. These were the property of a now-deceased collector who, knew he would never have the chance to obtain the real thing concerning these very special awards. He was quite satisfied with these wonderful copies. I am happy to offer them and proud to include them in my section of the web site.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Hitler

Hitler

Hitler

Hitler

Hitler

Hitler

Hitler in a Magnificent Oil Painting (Item RECMUSEUM 1-6; AH 22-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the best depictions of the Führer in the outfit of the Kampfzeit (the Struggle Time). This is one of the works by our German master artist who works exclusively for us (in this subject matter). He is a professional artist who works with major magazines and art studios, but his father was a high-ranking NS political leader and this man is one of those people who did not believe a word of the denazification process. He was and is a nonrepentant Bewegungsglauber and it gives him great pleasure to create canvasses depicting the men whom he historically admires. He would like to enjoy the freedom that is guaranteed by the German Federal Constitution, but he says it is a farce and is 100 percent selective in what one is allowed to express (or even to think). So his name has to be kept a secret and never revealed. His paintings are done in Germany, but shipped from another country that has a bit more genuine academic and artistic freedom. The size of this great rendering is about 30 x 40 inches and we had it stretched and mounted for better photographic representation and it can be sent to you like this or for less expensive shipping we can take it off the stretcher frame and send it rolled to the buyer and then it can be easily restretched and framed according to your preference.

PRICE: $900.00. Sale on this portrait--Special-$695.00

 

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

Mug

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

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.*

 

Mug

Mug

Mug
The book mentioned in description

Mug
Images in the book

Mug

Mug

Mug
Simplified coat of arms of Straubing

Mug
Note the fineness of the weave

Mug

Mug

Mug

Re-created Variation of the Deutschland Erwache Standard (Item RECMUSEUM 1-8)

DESCRIPTION: I would have to say this re-creation is “perfect” having the look of the D.E. standard, but with side retaining loops instead of on the top edge. It does proclaim Deutschland erwache! on its front, but on the back it has instead of the words spelling out the name of the N.S. Party, this one proclaims in initials “NSDAP” and under that it has the name of the town of Straubing. In the left corner can be seen the town’s crest; this is hand worked into the cloth. This logo goes back into the 1200s. The plough design was typical of this small farming community. It has also two side-by-side shields of Bavaria. Beautiful silver fringe on two sides and the oak leaves and all letters are in beautiful flat, woven bullion. Other pictures of the original Straubing standard are found on pages 402, 403, and 404 of the book by Ulrich of England. The book is titled DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHE; The History and Development of the Nazi Party and the “Germany Awake” Standards. This is an extremely fine replica of a rare standard and will look great in your collection and the price is very minimal for such an outright beautiful piece.

PRICE: $575.00;

 

 

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