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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
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SS Sword Hanger (Item SS 20-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is an item considered quite rare. It’s a white-leather sword hanger for an SS sword of the style used by the LAH that were assigned to the 1936 Olympic Games. This one, however is stamped 1940 with the manufacturer’s name as well. It also has a stamp of the SS in a circle on the flap’s bottom portion and another that is barely discernable where the strap is stitched. These were for the various belt and leather ensembles used for high press occasions attended by the Allgemeine-SS especially at the Obersalzberg and Reichschancelery. The former owner left his name on the back strap. This is a nice uniform item and quite scarce.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SS Enlisted Dagger by Herder (Item SS 20-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rather nice enlisted man’s Mod1933 dagger with anodized scabbard and hanging strap. The grip is good with a little chipping under the top guard and a dent midway between the SS button and the grip eagle. The fittings are bright and not scarred. The blade is very good, but can be seen that it has been polished from time to time in the last 50 to 60 years. A small bit of ancient pitting can be observed under the “n” in the word “Meine,” but shallow and not deep; only noticeable under bright light. The logo of Rich. Abr. Herder Solingen is clear on the blade. The Roman numeral I is clearly stamped on the back of the cross guard. This is for Oberabschnit Number 1. It is assumed that these were control numbers for the districts or Abschnits. The Roman numeral I is probably the northern district of Berlin, Leipzig, Halle. The leather suspension strap is quite worn, but all there. Remember, this dagger was carried on a daily basis by an SS man. It is a powerful piece of history from a very turbulent time. All in all we would call this one a very significant and historically important weapon. Although considered an item of uniform dress, it must be remembered that this was the era of the Kampfzeit--the time of battle or struggle for power. The communist thugs of the Rote Front, Red Front, were out for the blood of the N.S. people and the street and beer hall donnybrooks were murderous! The criminal element that made up 100 percent of the red formations were armed to the teeth with weapons, guns, saps, knives, etc., while the young SA and SS men had only their dress daggers and often these daggers had to be put to use other than at parade formations. The grip of these daggers are practically form fitted to the hand of the Teutonic brown-shirted warrior and it often was used in defense of Führer and movement in these exciting days. You would do well to acquire this particularly fine relic.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Himmler-Signed Album to Knight’s Cross Winner (Oak Leaves and Sword) (Item SS 20-7; HH 3-1)

DESCRIPTION: This photo album (one of a kind) was presented by the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler personally to a very famous general of the German Army. This man, Heersgeneral Hermann Breith, was already famous in 1939, although only a colonel at that time and most admired by Himmler; so much so that in April 1939, the SS chief invited him to take a tour through various SS facilities and to a banquet in his honor at the headquarters of Standarte “Germania.” Later, Breith was the commanding general of the III Panzer Gruppe-Breith. He commanded this elite Panzertruppe at the great tank battle of Kursk. He had been a hero of turbulent battles in WWI, also, where he had won the Knights’ Cross of the Hohenzollern House order. His medals and orders won the hard way are far to numerous to mention here, but it is important to know that he was the recipient of the WW-II Knight’s Cross with oak leaves and swords. Hermann Breith was born in Pirmissens Rheinland Pfalz in 1892 and died in Bavaria in 1964. He led his III Panzertruppe in the fierce battle on the Russian front from 1941 to 1944. The III Panzer Corps was actually formed in 1934 as the III Infantry Corps at headquarters in Berlin and later in Russia. It was called the Panzer Gruppe von Mackensen after the dashing Hussar hero of WWI fame. In June, it was officially entitled Generalkommando III Panzer Korps. It played an important role in the operations involving the capture of Kharkov and Rostov, but unfortunately suffered quite heavy losses. The corps was refitted in January/February 1944 and went on to fight in the defensive battle in the north Ukraine under 1st Panzerarmee in April/July and under IV PZ. Army in August. In October, it was attached to the 6th Army and took part in the defense of Hungary and in January of 1945 the bloodied corps was designated (Panzer) Gruppe Breith. After retreating out of Hungary under the Third Hungarian Army, it was attached once more to the 6th Army and fought the final phases of the war in the Alps. Heersgeneral Hermann Breith was certainly a commander extraordinaire. He was loved by his men, revered as a Teutonic hero in his fatherland, and respected by the leaders of the Third German Reich. That brings us back to his visit with Heinrich Himmler. The album does not have many photographs-11 in all-but the importance of them is extraordinary.

     No. 1: This is a photo of the Reichsführer leading a group of dignitaries along a row of buildings that could be the Allach workshops or the herbal gardens. Gen. Breith is among them, but for some reason is in civilian clothing.

     No. 2: Here, Breith (leaning) samples some of the specially prepared delicacies at the SS herbal gardens near Dachau.

     No. 3: Here Breith, walking with Himmler, inspects some of the prisoners at the Dachau K2.

     No. 4: Here the honored guests embark from special SS busses at the Allach porcelain factory.

     No. 5: Here they inspect some of the work being done at Allach.

     No. 6: Here we see Oberst Breith, now in uniform, with Himmler as the Reichsführer trains his binoculars on something; Breith just behind him. Is this a field exercise? Navy, SS, Luftwaffe, and army officers are present.

     No.7: This picture is not recognizable. The officers seem to be witnessing an exercise that includes flames and smoke.

     No. 8: Here is an excellent picture of Oberst Breith (rear of HH) inspecting Waffen-SS troops. Probably LAH.

     No. 9: A gala banquet at the headquarters of the Germania SS regiment. Behind the tables is the Grossewandtepich, the great tapestry by Elsie Seifert and Professor Obersturmbannführer-SS Carl Dieritsch. Oberst Breith sits at the head table beside H. Himmler. Allach candlesticks by Prof. Karner are on each table.

     No. 10: Here the guests enjoy a luncheon. Oberst Breith sits by an SS civilian dignitary with a white-jacketed LAH guard standing between them.

     No. 11: Cocktails are enjoyed by Oberst Breith (back to camera). Note the LAH guards

     No 12: In honor of the visit of Oberst Breith the orchestra of the Leibstandardte under the direction of SS-Hauptsurmführer Müller John performs a nighttime serenade. We can almost hear the strains of the Badenweiler.

The album is signed by hand by Himmler as Reichsführer-SS and of course dedicated to Oberst Breith in memory of his visit by the SS on 25 April 1939. In the back of the album is a paste-in label from the firm of Fredrich Ranz Bauer, who was Himmler’s personal photographer; as H. Hoffmann was to Adolf Hitler. The label says offices in Munich and Berlin and the address. Each picture has the obligatory thin rice paper over it so it may be preserved for history and it certainly is a prodigiously important historical object. The petite album measures 8 x 6 inches and is covered in the off-white linen material that all of the official albums were presented in. The SS runes are on the cover. Leather thongs hold the album in place. The condition is superlative for a 1939 album (almost mint). So we at Germania are very proud to accept this wonderful album on consignment from one of the best collections of Third Reich items in the world. This must be one of the most historically important relics we have ever offered for sale.

PRICE:  WITHDRAWN

 

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Patch of the SD (Sicherheitsdienst) (Item SS 20-8)

DESCRIPTION: This was, of course, the SS counterespionage service created in 1931. It received full power when Adolf Hitler decreed on 17 June 1936, that the SS assume total control of the German police system. This particular patch is in the machine-embroidered aluminum thread for members assigned to the SS. This is an officer-grade patch. The enlisted version was in silver-gray thread. These patches do not have the “RZM” labels. It is rather difficult to see the diamond shape of the cloth as these are in mint, uncut form. When they would be applied, the square cloth would be cut to application or folded to the diamond shape and then applied. These patches come from SS supply in Wuppertal. It measures 2 ¾ x 2 inches.

PRICE: $175.00

 

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SS Camp Flag (Item SS 20-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a small, but very original SS house-type flag. It is in beautiful pristine condition and in a very fine material that could be a blend of linen and wool. This is the finest one we have ever seen. The construction is great! The rope for suspension is actually sewn into the edging with the edging made from coarse cotton and marked with great markings (Lager Fl. 50 x 75) and further along the company understandably places its name (Lorenz Summa & Sohn Oberkotzau). The SS runics are in tight cotton weave neatly machine sewn. In the left top corner is patch of extra material sewn into a 3-inch square. This was in case the SS unit decided to have its unit designation in numerals or letters. This would have been extra support for this purpose. This is a first-class product of a fastidious flag manufacturer without a doubt. “Lager Flagge” means camp or headquarters flag. “F.L.” stands for Flagge, flag. The measurement “50 x 75” is translated into inches at 29 x 19. We have black-lighted this piece for customer satisfaction, but the authenticity is obvious in this the finest example of the SS flag you may ever see. What a great backdrop for an SS collection. You can drape it proudly on the wall, but the greatest part is that you can be 100-percent sure that it is real! The runes are on both sides as a flag as opposed to the way a banner should be.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SS Cigarette Box (Item SS 20-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very rare tin box for cigarettes and were actually sold by the SS newspaper Das Schwarze Korps. This was an early financial experiment by the Black Corps magazine company, but by 1933, they were commanded by high SS authority to disband the tobacco venture when the NS Health Organization showed research of a definite link between tobacco use and cancer. The only reason that boxes like this very rarely show up is that the box was so neat in artistic look that many folks kept them as what-not boxes. We bought it from a woman who had it since the 1930’s and used it to store small Agfa snapshots. This is a great Kampfzeit item and a great souvenir of the power struggle of the earliest party days. The deal was struck with Das Schwarze Korps and the Dresdner Tobacco Company. When the party came to power the NSDAP frowned upon commercial usage of NS organizational symbols and anything of the elite SS. The SS were forbidden the very use of tobacco in 1933.

PRICE:  $300

 

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Mod 1936 Chained Dagger Type 2 in Almost Immaculate Shape (Item SS 20-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is a textbook example of a Type II officer’s dagger. Every little thing matches the description in Thomas ‘Wittman’s fine hornbook, Exploring the Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS. There is a close-up of such a dagger’s chain and scabbard almost identical to this one around page 141 of the aforementioned book. Wittman mentions the center scabbard mount is retained with two screws and you can see that this one has the same. He also mentions great detail to the skull’s teeth and background pebbling and we can attest to the fact that this one has that in plain evidence, as well. The dagger could be called the mid-period example just as shown on page 142 of the book (practically identical!) with fine anodized scabbard. This dagger that we offer at this time is without a single doubt a fine classic example. It is in generally excellent condition. A slight repair in the wood was made where the grip meets the bottom cross guard, but not noticeable at all. The repair (again, slight) was executed by the foremost expert in the country The tip of the scabbard is unruptured. The chain meets the standard of excellence plus the skulls and runics are in high, fine detail. The grip is fitting well to the top and cross guard. The blade is excellent, but as usual, the blackening is pretty much gone from the letters. The blade fits to the cross guard with no daylight to be perceived (tight). The grip eagle is well fitted as is the runic button. The top guard under the nut is slightly pitted with minute pitting (surface only) and we feel we should emphasize and repeat, slightly. These daggers only last a very short time on our listings and this one is so excellent that it will be gone very quickly! These are getting very scarce. I suggest you call on this one, but the price is firm.

PRICE:   Sold

 

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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
The ring at the link above is temporarily unavailable, but if interested,
send us an email and we will inform you when or if available again.
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