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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
This is the ONLY replica ring that Germania handles and we do so by the popular demand of so many collectors out there who just feel they MUST have one, and the BEST one ever offered. All the other rings offered by Germania are 100-percent original and are period pieces.

 

 

 

 

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Incredible SS Hunting Dagger (Item SS 24-1)

DESCRIPTION:    Here is an offering from one of our oldest consigners of one of, in our opinion, the rarest SS dagger ever found and the most scarce SS item we have ever encountered. It is a downright beautiful weapon with a great Damascus blade with Meine Ehre heist Treue in gold appliqué. On the reverse side six runic symbols appear to include the Sonnenrad, the Siegrune, the Odelrune, the Ty rune, the Wolf’s Angle, and the Hagelrune. The heavy cross guard says on one side “Halali.” This is equivalent to the English fox hunters’ “tally ho.” It actually derives its name from the old Germanic tradition of blowing a hunting bugle to signify the start of the hunt or the end of the chase. On the back of the cross guard is the word “Horrido,” which is an old hunters’ greeting and generally refers to the start of a special hunting expedition. In the World War II skies the Luftwaffe pilots called out “Horrido” as they gunned the engines and lifted off to defend the sacred fatherland from the enemy on all fronts. It’s said that members of the SS-Eiensatzgruppen were known to yell out this hunting call when coming across rodent bands of partisans in the Balkans just before dispatching them off to their reward in hades. The grip of this very unusual dagger is crafted from what looks like ebony. We know that ebony is a natural black wood that is found in Africa. It is stronger than most European woods and is almost without grain. On the other hand there is the possibility that this grip is constructed of black Bakelite, a material that was used to a great extent in the Third Reich. The consigner says that the family in Germany whom he purchased it from had told him that the former owner was an SS officer who was from a wealthy Prussian family and that he was an avid hunter in the 1920s and early 1930s having traveled several times to the wilds of Tanzania to hunt big game. This might explain the usage of ebony in the grip of this magnificent weapon. Possible; probable? There is no question, however, of the fact that this piece is very likely unique. None of our staff here at Germania has ever seen its likes before. It obviously was made specially for this SS officer, who was also rather unusual. It measures about 17 inches out of the scabbard with the blade measuring about 12 inches long and about an inch thick at the widest portion. The fittings are either silver or with heavy silver plating. The blade is what is known as rose or sometimes known as fingerprint pattern. The SS runes on the clamshell guard are separately affixed and secured by a screw device in the back. Many SS men were very much into the “Sport of Kings.” Even the Reichsführer-SS, himself enjoyed the sport. The piece is extremely well constructed: strong and steady. The ebony or Bakelite grip is patterned after early medieval Hirschfänger styles. Even the old Landsknecht swords followed this pattern. See example at Item LAND 1-5. This is possibly the most historically important SS piece ever offered on the worldwide web.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SA Stickpin in ‘925’ Silver (Item SS 24-2; SA 8-5; PINS 4-22)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the pieces of Third Reich jewelry that was acquired when we bought the massive collection in Stuttgart. See “About Our Rings.” This is the typical and traditional SA/SS eagle that continued to be worn by members of both corps right up to and through the Second World War. This is clearly marked on the back ‘925’ silver (almost pure). It has great detail and is dramatic in appearance invoking the turbulent Kampfzeit (struggle) for power in the 1930s.

PRICE: $95.00

 

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SA Sport Badge Silver Stickpin (Item SS 24-3; PINS 4-23; SA 8-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the pieces of Third Reich jewelry that was acquired when we bought the massive collection in Stuttgart. See “About Our Rings.” The SA Sport Badge was instituted by Stabschef Ernst Röhm on November 28, 1933 and could be awarded to SA and SS members. Hitler quickly saw the benefits of using such an award to stimulate the overall physical development of young German men. He then actually opened the possibility of winning it to the German public at large. It is a beautifully designed badge and the winners of it always wore it when in uniform and they proudly wore the off-duty stickpin when in civilian clothing. The elderly jeweler told us through his son that this was the item that was produced by him in the many thousands after it became a public award. It is so finely made that even a tiny ‘RZM’ shows up on the back.

PRICE: $65.00

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Kitchen Utensils (Item SS 24-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a grouping of four kitchen and mess-hall utensils from the concentration camp at Buchenwald. Each piece is marked with ‘DAW K.L. BUCHENWALD’ stamp. The material is a light tin or aluminum. There is a strainer, a ladle, a pancake or waffle spatula, and an egg or noodle spatula. These were obtained on consignment from a German dealer who says they cannot be sold in Germany. They are rather unusual and we suppose, quite rare.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Buchenwald Concentration Camp Kitchen Utensil (Item SS 24-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is a duplicate of one of the pieces above so will be sold separately. It is a strainer from the camp. It’s marked (stamped) ‘DAW K.L. BUCHENWALD’ like the pieces above.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Allgemeine-SS Kepi (coffee-can cap) (Tuchmütze) (Item SS 24-6)

DESCRIPTION:    This is the 1922-32 pattern. It has the early silvered M-29 party eagle and silvered metal skull and the plain, leather chinstrap with the three metallic buckles. This basic cap, including the visor, is covered in black wool and possesses a set of stylized, unserviceable ear flaps, which are scalloped in the front. The M-29 party eagle is in silver-colored metal and closely resembles the early SA “pointed wing” eagle. The skull is the pattern associated with the first and second Leib-Hussar squadrons of the Imperial Army; i.e., a silver metal form with a jawless skull resting on crossed bones. This is an enlisted-man’s version and of course lacks any piping. Very rare in this pristine condition, as it is presented to you in Germania’s pages. You would be hard tasked to find another. This good 100-percent original has only a slight bit of wear on the leather sweatband. Can’t tell the size, but the dimension of the opening is 8 inches. The inside of the liner is stamped 'SS-VA 1934.'

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Allgemeine-SS Armband (Item SS 24-7)

DESCRIPTION:    This practically mint SS brassard is one of the finest we have recently acquired. It’s of heavy wool with a seven-piece construction on the swastika that is mounted on a heavy, cotton white circle. This has the fine black edge stripes that set it aside from the SA or party bands. This is an excellent example of a piece of SS equipment that is practically extinct! A real one that is!

PRICE:  $525.00

 

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SS Candle Holder in Iron (Item SS 24-9; AHN 3-2)

DESCRIPTION:    Here is one of the items that most personifies the spirit of the SS organization and the ceremonies conducted within the inner sanctum of the Black Corps. This is a wrought-iron candle holder, probably fashioned by hand in a blacksmith’s shop in the special section of the Ahnenerbe. There was a whole section of the Ancestral Heritage Organization that concerned itself with re-creating relics of the past as well as designing articles that by their very nature and fashion would be typical and important to the mythos of the SS. Here we see a prime example of this tradition. The design is 100-percent SS in every aspect; even to the iron that it is fashioned in iron-like oak typifying the iron will, the iron determination. Iron was as oak; almost a holy word among the Teutons from early times. Thus we have the Iron Cross, the “Iron Chancellor” Bismarck, the Iron Crown, and the weapons of the Alte Germanin were of iron. This is a candle holder that typifies the “Iron Dream.” Many art pieces of iron were produced in the Third Reich by SS, HJ, and RAD. Eagles, organizational plaques, gates, window hangings, and re-creations of Teutonic daggers and swords were made of iron. This is, however, the best we have seen for artistic style—simple, yet meaningful. The entire piece is produced in iron except for the sculpted candle-wax receptacles and they are of brass. This is a rare relic of the Schutzstaffel. It measures 11 inches from bottom to the highest point and is 17 inches across.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SS Leuchter (candlestick) Holder (electrified) (Item SS 24-10)

DESCRIPTION:    This is a headquarters-style wrought-iron candle holder that, unlike another on our pages, is electrified. There is an old (frayed) electric cord that is attached to it and cleverly runs up to each candle cup to illuminate each one when red Christmas-type bulbs would be inserted. This is an incredibly rare art object that was undoubtedly used in ceremonies at the SS Order Castle at Wewelsburg near Paderborn. This was bought from a man in the district of Büren, whose father was a member of the RAD (Reichs Arbeit Dienst), Government Labor Service. There was no mention of how he came to originally procure it, but knowing that everything came to a screeching halt in 1945, it is not too hard to imagine what great items might have been looted from the castle by the citizens and especially the various service personnel. The Wewelsburg Castle was replete with ornamental ironwork crafted at Hitler Youth camps and blacksmith shops under the auspices of the . The Ottenshof-Dorfgemeinschafthaus, which, today, is a restaurant, also had many wrought-iron items of décor such as lamps, hinges, railing, fireplace tongs, etc. Of special note is the wrought-iron eagle, pictured above with swastika, that was also made by men in the blacksmith shop. The eagle was for an barracks in Klagenfurt. The candleholder we offer has five old, simulated candle bases made in some sort of papier-mâché material. They are artistically molded to look like candle-wax drips from them. They have electric fittings inside each one. The height of the central spire with cup without the candle is 8 1/2 inches. The length from the outside of the end cups—cup to cup—is 22 inches. The helmet is placed for viewer perspective only. Each arm is complete with blacksmith’s-precision twisted iron. This is most assuredly an item of ceremony from the Reich’s Leader School and is certainly to be considered a historically valuable piece. Further information about the castle can be found at several places on the internet.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book Das Rom Mussolinis (Item SS 24-11; I-FAS 2-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a great book on Italian culture and architecture from the library of the SS Death’s Head Division. The books that were bought were once in the Bücher-Reihe der SS-Totenkopf-Standarte Oberbayern. The book itself is fabulous with 111 pages in German text showing all the glory that was Rome and the buildings erected under Mussolini’s Fascist regime. Also included, of course, are the ruins and relics of the ancient empire of the Caesars; statues and monuments abound. The book measures 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 inches and is in wonderful shape. It was published in 1943 in Italy with foreword by Alessandro Pavolini (Italy) and Dr. Sepp Schüller (Germany). The price is based on the value of the book not on the SS ex libris card. It was great to have been in the SS library, but we feel this great book should be allowed to stand on its own as a great archival history of the glories of the Roman state.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Chained 1936-Model SS Officer’s Dagger (Item SS 24-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is another 1936-model with Type 1 chain assembly. This one has a great anodized-finish scabbard and has the deep, proofed, twisted Kulturzeichen runes on the reverse of the upper SS Siegrune link. Note also the finely shaped, very strong connector links used on this type chain and the straight edges used on the connections to the cloverleaf assembly. Most Type 1 chains will not have the artificially applied patina backgrounds (‘most’ that is, because this one does). The anodized scabbard is so deep a black that it looks like paint, but we are sure it is anodized, but deeper than most. The whole dagger looks to be someone’s special order. It is so ultra-fine. The ‘DRGM’ does not show through the opening of the top loop of the cloverleaf giving us further reason to believe that the dagger was custom ordered. The reason: this was considered by certain SS officers to be a flaw in the design of this dagger and we have seen a few (very few) that have been produced without the ‘DRGM’ evident (purely a preference). This Type 1 dagger has the very fine pebbling in the links and the skull has clearly defined teeth (beautiful dentistry, indeed!). The tang nut and cross-guard assemblies are of nickel-silver. The fine wooden grip is in great shape and has not shrunk away from the cross guards to any degree--no really noticeable gap. The blade meets the bottom cross guard exactly, with no light showing through. The blade is as close to absolute perfection as we have ever seen. The original belt loop in leather is intact. The eagle and SS button fit tightly. The center band on the scabbard is of the early type with a retaining screw only on the left side. All in all you are looking at a superior specimen of a nearly extinct relic of the SS. The prices of average- or poor-condition examples will probably soar to over $10,000 in the quite near future. This is possibly the last chance to invest in a dagger that has been called the ULTIMATE in NS relics. It has been said that if you don’t have a 1936-mod chained SS dagger that you don’t have an SS collection. So do what you must. This one will not be with us long. This one is most definitely reasonably priced for what is adds up to be.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SA/SS Buckle No. 5 (Item SS 24-17; SA 10-5)

DESCRIPTION: The final version for the SA and this one has the silvered faceplate on brass field (not marked). This is in the 45-mm size, 2 x 2 1/2 inches. They are always nicer looking with the silvered faceplate, but it was simply choice when purchased as to plain brass or one like this. It had nothing to do with rank or district (two-piece construction).

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SS Officer’s Sword (Item SS 24-18)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the finest swords to come along in a long time. It has it all! It’s by Peter Daniel Krebs of Solingen. It’s similar to the one pictured on page 362 of Thomas Wittman’s book, Exploring the Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS. It has the Kulturzeichen, the twisted runics at the scabbard throat. This was the logo of Proffesor Obersturmbannführer Carl Diebitsch, the designer of the sword. It also has the white leather washer usually accompanying early examples by Peter Krebs. Read the notes in the above-mentioned book on Prof. Diebitsch on page 357. Our historical advisor, R. Johnston, visited Prof. Diebitsch in 1975, and supplied the information to Wittman, later. The sword in its scabbard measures 35 1/2 inches. The blade is in fine shape; the grips, perfect; there is some darkening of the metal handle fittings. Scabbard is with original paint scuffed a bit here and there, but would still rate excellent. There is a bit of darkening at scabbard’s tip, but is still fine. All in all this is an excellent sword, throughout. The circle around the SS runes in the grip is a bit thinner than most examples, but this is an early Krebs and there were several changes in design over the years. On page 373 of Wittman’s book swords can be seen side by side. The one on the left seems to have the thinner circular configuration. A finer example would not easily be found. These are getting as scarce as the proverbial hen’s teeth and you just never see them at military shows anymore. Grab it while you can!

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Incredible Allach Plaque for the SS-Schwarze Korps Newspaper (Item SS 24-19)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the rarest Allach pieces found to date. It is a plaque in porcelain that would be presented by SS officer, publisher, and Reichsleiter Gunter d’Alquen, to a business or bookseller who had been cited for special services to the SS newspaper Das Schwarze Korps. The legend under the magnificent Reichs eagle and the date ‘1937’ is “Das Schwarze Korps & Für Erfolgreiche Mitarbeit,” which translates to “For Successful Cooperation.” The plaque measures 6 x 8 3/4 inches. It is in the hard-paste porcelain similar to Böttgersteinzeug, the red or dark clay often employed by the Meissen firm and brought to a high art form by Erich Oehme. See “Die Alarm” by Oehme at Item SS 7-4 and Item ART 10-7, also by Oehme. In the left and right corners of the top are the letters ‘C.D.’ and ‘T.K.’ These are the initials of the two major Allach artists. Prof. Carl Diebitsch, was an Obersturmbannführer in the Waffen-ss, and Himmler’s personal referent on art. Prof. Theodor Karner was, besides Diebitsch, one of Germany’s most prestigious artists in porcelain arts. Karner also worked with the Meissen, Rosenthall, and Huschenreuther companies. The credentials of both men are patently stupendous and to think that they produced this wonderful SS piece as a project together is historically astounding! On the back of the plaque is the Allach logo of two victory runes in an octagon framing. This is deeply set. The lettering on the face of the plaque and the marvelous and spectacular Reich eagle serve to present this esthetic masterpiece as possibly the most meaningful Allach item yet found. We have been informed that this piece possibly is one of a kind (produced only once).

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
This is the ONLY replica ring that Germania handles and we do so by the popular demand of so many collectors out there who just feel they MUST have one, and the BEST one ever offered. All the other rings offered by Germania are 100-percent original and are period pieces.

 

 

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