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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
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SS Beer Glass Julfest (Item SS 19-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a unique item in the form of a beer glass with hand-cut letters and the SS logo deeply cut into the glass surface. The legend reads: Zum Julfest 1941 This was a regular type of souvenir as presented to participants in these sacred, but pagan, ceremonies. Beer was the drink of the ancient Germanic tribes and even though the Reichsführer often railed against the drinking of it, it was fairly obvious that the hops and malts would be here to stay even in a Thousand Year Reich! The glass is large measuring 9 ½ inches tall with a mouth opening of 3 ¾ inches. Perfect condition (unchipped and original!).

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SS Chronicle (The Weg der NSDAP, Entstehung, Kampf, und Sieg), (Development, Struggle, and Victory) (Item SS 19-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very fine chronicle from the SS perspective of the struggle and victory of the Nazi movement. It covers the early history of the Bewegung, the martyrs, the fighters, politicians, SA, SS, battles, early headquarters, WWI, the Freikorps, the Jewish problem, party rallies, leaders, the reds, the Putsch, etc. It was published under the auspices of the Reichsführer-SS and the SS head office. It is in generally good shape. The last owner covered it with plastic sheeting for further preservation. It measures 6 ½ x 9 inches and comprises 142 pages, and many photos and illustrations. Small bit of taped-up damage at right-top corner (repaired and sealed). Rare SS book.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Hamburg-America Line China

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Hapag Line China

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Hapag Line (Luxury Liner) LAH-SS Connection Grouping of China (Item SS 19-5; GEN 6-5; LEIBSS 2-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a grouping of dishes and bowls from the Hamburg-American Line. It had connections to the American Ship and Commerce Line, whose controlling interests were with Max Warburg and Prescott Bush, grandfather to George and great-grandfather to George W., all members of the infamous Skull and Bones Society. Bush, Harriman, and Warburg gained control of the Hamburg-American Line in 1920. In 1933, when Adolf Hitler assumed power in Germany, Warburg, who was a long-time advisor to Hjalmar Schacht, the Nazi Government’s Economic Minister and an executive in the Reichsbank, was selected by Prescott Bush to be the official representative of American Ship and Commerce Line on the board of the Hamburg-American Line (Hapag).Then-North German Lloyd Company merged with Hapag in Hamburg. Christian Beck, a longtime Harriman executive, was placed as manager of Freight and Operations in North America for this newly merged company called Hapag-Lloyd. At this point, SS security guards were now stationed on all ships of the company (enter the SS). Naturally, since communist agitation and possible vandalism was expected now that the thoroughly N.S. Line was established. It only followed that stringent security would be needed. Emil Hecfferich, an ardent National Socialist, was appointed Chairman of Hapag-Lloyd and he insisted that the security guards be selected from the Allgemeine-SS, thus the elite of that organization were recruited and a small group known as LAH (Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler) was attached to the individual ships sailing to America. It was in America that communist agitation was strongest and acts of sabotage were suspected to be afoot. The Hapag ships sailed into American and South American ports for years almost without incident except for a few commie bums trying to race aboard to slice the ropes and bring down the swastika flag. However, SS-LAH guards managed to grab them and dump them into the drink while Irish-American New York policemen laughed hilariously at the sight. The sailors and police officers enjoyed many a grand evening with American port officials and N.Y celebrities at special onboard and ashore. Politics seldom entered the conversations; however, operatives of the Gestapo and the American Secret Service always managed to keep an ear peeled as they infiltrated the get-togethers. The sailors of Hapag wore a typical uniform so long used by the German Navy. On their caps were bands that had the names of their usual destinations such as New York, etc. In August of 1942, Leo Crowley, the U.S. Alien Property Custodian ordered the seizure of all property of Hapag-Lloyd, but today, Hapag Lines is once more sailing the high seas and is one of the most prosperous shipping concerns going. They are mostly engaged in passenger cruise lines with the most luxurious liners afloat. Back to the SS-LAH; we have been told that these elite groups of guards lived in separate quarters within the ship’s hold and did not merge or even converse with the regular crew. That was left to the Gestapo. They had their own officers and were not subject to the jurisdiction of the officers of the ship. They never wore the black uniform of their corps. They dressed like passengers or crewmen or whatever was called for whether they were on deck or in port. They only wore the uniform, it is reported, when they celebrated (in private) such occasions as November 9th (the Putsch) or April 20th (the Führer’s birthday), and then only the officers and color guard wore them. Their mess hall was small, but looked like an SS honor hall decorated with pictures of Reichsführer-SS H. Himmler and, of course, the man who was their namesake, Adolf Hitler. Swastika flags and SS banners festooned the recreation room and the LAH library was filled with copies of Mein Kampf and other N.S. publications such as Der Schwartze Korps. Their dishes for table use were the standard Hapag Line crockery, but had the LAH logo at the crest of each dish, bowl, cup, saucer, etc. The particular pieces that we offer come from the collection of a British gentleman whose uncle brought them to the U.K. He was a British naval attaché and having the right connections, he was able to procure them from a seized Hapag ship in 1945. Naturally, he is not willing to have his name mentioned in connection with this incident or the acquisition of the article.
Description of the china:
The plates themselves are the issue style of the 1930’s recognized by their flo-blue and gold edging with the Nordic design throughout and interspersed with a north-star pattern repeated four times along the edges. In two places one can observe the logo of Hapag Lines in its distinctive shield configuration (see pictures). The china was produced by Hutschenreuther. The logo with lion and Selb Bavaria is by (L) Hutschenreuther and the mark is (under glaze) in green and according to the book Marks on German, Bohemian, and Austrian Porcelain:1710 to Present, by Robert E. Röntgen, this was the particular company logo of their porcelain from 1920 on. There is also a word “Fabrikdecoriert,” and we would construe the meaning of this to be that the frontal design was taken possibly from the curtains and especially the tablecloths that were used aboard the ships and complimented the tableware in design and (vice versa). Now, for the most important thing to be pointed out here: On each piece there is a symbol of the LAH in fancy gold lettering. This is done in the traditional manner that is recognized as the logo and symbol of the elite group Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler. The words over glaze can be seen repeatedly in the previously mentioned book and this was standard throughout the porcelain industry and was often applied to china as a first idea or as an afterthought. Our own collection includes many items that were produced in this manner, but these items were produced in the days before automatic dishwashers. Now, thereby hangs the woeful tale. Somewhere along the line these dishes were obviously sentenced and carried to one of these awful contraptions and summarily cleaned. As a direct result the ‘LAH’ symbols that would have lasted indefinitely, had the dishes been hand washed, suffered atrociously as the ‘LAH’ was nearly obliterated on many of the pieces. The damage to the over-glaze pieces can be seen in direct proportion to how they would have been stacked in the dishwasher basket. For instance, in some cases, only the bottom of the letters are damaged or erased, while the top is evident. This comes from a smaller plate being stacked on top of a larger one thereby the larger plate covers part of the other while the other part is open to the ravages of the super stream of hot water. Looking at each plate, this becomes patently obvious. On almost every piece you can at least discern part of LAH design (see pictures) On a few, 90 percent of the logo is discernable. We will sell these items on a first-come, first-served basis, unless a knowledgeable and wise entrepreneur, or serious collector wishes to purchase all of them. At present we have:
   1. Dinner plate (limited); $136 each
   2. Luncheon plates; $125 each
   3. Soup bowls (limited); $145 each
   4. Dessert plates (limited); $110 each
Regardless of the condition of the LAH design these plates are nonetheless rare and desirable to collectors of N.S. relics. The Hapag Line was the pride and joy of the German nation and Führer and it was inseparable from the saga of the Third Reich. This was the Nazi Lines, pure and simple, and the involvement of world shakers and movers definitely embellishes the historical significance. Here is a chance to acquire articles that are of extreme and profound historical importance that touch the very fabric of yesterday’s continuum that we see unraveling again today. The entire set of 17 pieces can be sold all together for a considerable discount or we will break it up as listed. We are showing one of each type piece in our image section. Remember, only a few have the LAH design intact or partially intact-first come, first served.
   Footnote: The ship that it is thought the china came from was Albert Ballin of Hansa fame. Albert Ballin was built by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg in 1922 for the Hamburg-American Line. Her characteristics are as follows: 20,815 gross tons; length 602.4 feet; beam 78.74; two funnels; four masts, twin screws, speed 16 knots. Accommodations were provided for 250 first-class; 340 second-class, and 1,060 third-class passengers. She was launched on December 16, 1922 and on her maiden voyage (July 5, 1923) sailed from Hamburg to Southampton and New York. In 1934, she accidentally rammed and sank the North German Lloyd vessel (tugboat) Merkur with a loss of 7 lives. Later that year she was renamed Hansa under the NSDAP government. She began her last New York voyage on July 27, 1939, and then became a naval accommodation ship at Gotenhafen. On March 6, 1945, she was sunk by a mine off Warnemunde. She was raised and taken over by the Soviet Union, refurbished, and , yet, again, renamed. At the time of her scrapping in 1981, she was the oldest passenger ship around.

PRICE: See description for breakdown.

 

German Jewelry and Stickpins

Hapag Steamship Lines Stickpin (Item SS 19-6; PINS 4-3)

DESCRIPTION: This was the shipping line that supplied the Kraft Durch Freude, Strength through Joy (KDF) ships to the NS Party. It says on the Hapag flag in enamel "Ich Reisse mit der Hapag." Nice enameled stickpin.

PRICE: $55.00

 

 

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Medal for 4 Years’ Service in the SS (Item SS 19-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is the lowest class. It came in three other classes: 8 years, 12, and 25. This class was in brass with black finish. The black is wearing off on this example. It has the proper ribbon an the unusual U-shaped suspension ring.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
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