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Fabulous Replica of SS-Totenkopf Death's Head Ring
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Bestecke (LAH) (Item SS 29-1; LEIBSS 2-4)

DESCRIPTION: Recently, while in Germany, we bought a 47-year accumulation of Bestecke, dinnerware or flatware, as it’s sometimes called throughout our pages. You will see various pieces that were collected by a German collector. That is all he collected --period -- but what a collection it was; something over a thousand pieces from the style used by the labor organizations to concentration camp tableware to the elite Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler division’s formal-style pieces. We managed to buy a great deal of the various organizational types to include a very large group of LAH pieces. The collector was lucky enough to have bought all of what was left of the tableware (Besteck) that was left in packed crates from the Leibstandarte headquarters and barracks at Berlin-Lichterfelde. This was the main quarters and command post of the LAH in the capital city. There must have been several patterns used by different units because we purchased at least six patterns in the groupings. So, in most cases, we will offer one of each, but the collector can inquire about any more that might be available of the examples shown. In some cases we have multiples. The amazing thing about these items is that the LAH logo on each one looks hand-engraved, and just possibly, they are! But more likely there was a stamping device that had various size imprints that were used on them to give the famous “twisted” LAH pattern to the ends of the implements. A few early examples were also found at Lichterfelde with the simple SS runes instead of the marks hitherto mentioned. We believe that these were used earlier by the Leibstandarte canteen before the LAH logo was introduced. While they last these are considerably important, genuine LAH treasures and priced very competitively. They are also quite beautiful on their own.

PRICE: Pieces are individually priced below:

 

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Piece No. One of SS 29-1: Formal Ladle from the SS LAH Barracks at Berlin-Lichterfelde

DESCRIPTION: This is a magnificent soup ladle from the dining tables of the SS headquarters of Hitler’s bodyguard regiment formed in 1933 when the building was procured. This was the headquarters also, although later, of the first SS Panzer Division of the Waffen-SS. This implement in the formal pattern is struck with the entwisted LAH logo on the end of the grip. It is heavily silver plated to the point that it looks to be actual silver. We have one only of this magnificent relic of this elite force of fighting warriors extraordinaire. There may be no others; at least of this pattern. There was only one to each table setting. It’s extremely rare and would be a great addition to any good WWII German collection. The length is about a foot long with the bowl opening about 4 1/2 inches at the longest point. The LAH logo is impressed by stamp or hand engraved??? Most likely a special stamping device was used. This is a really good looking, historically important implement from history’s greatest elite military unit.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Piece No. Two of SS 29-1: LAH Dinner Knife

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the Bestecke described in the opening of this section. It is a formal pattern as used in the barracks of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, the elite political soldiers of the Schutzstaffel, or Black Corps. These men were originally formed in the early days of the Nazi movement as a personal bodyguard unit to guard and protect Hitler and the various party functionaries against communist rabble and other reactionary aggressors. Much can be found on the internet about this celebrated organization. Its fame is first predicated on its faithfulness to its oath: “Meine Ehre heisst Treue” and, later, “Wenn alle untreu werden so bleiben wir doch treue.” The first is translated as “My honor is loyalty,” and the second is translated to ”When all were unfaithful we remained faithful .” The SS LAH compound was at Berlin-Lichterfelde and that is where these pieces came from. As we have stated there were several patterns of the formal and informal styles of the tableware, and we obtained a nice sampling of each. The piece we offer here is a very nice patterned dinner knife with “Rostfrei” (stainless) marked on the blade. The grip in Beidermeier style is heavily silver plated. The LAH stamping is clear and simulates hand engraving. Knowing the superiority of the unit and how precious they were to the Führer and Reichsführer-SS Himmler, this was entirely possible that they might be hand embellished, but we think it was done with special stamping device. Please read our description at the heading of the section. Its length is 9 1/2 inches and is in very fine condition.

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Piece No. Three of SS 29-1: LAH Dinner Spoon

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the Bestecke described in the opening of this section. It is a formal pattern as used in the barracks of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, the elite political soldiers of the Schutzstaffel, or Black Corps. These men were originally formed in the early days of the Nazi movement as a personal bodyguard unit to guard and protect Hitler and the various party functionaries against communist rabble and other reactionary aggressors. Much can be found on the internet about this celebrated organization. Its fame is first predicated on its faithfulness to its oath: “Meine Ehre heisst Treue” and, later, “Wenn alle untreu werden so bleiben wir doch treue.” The first is translated as “My honor is loyalty,” and the second is translated to ”When all were unfaithful we remained faithful .” The SS LAH compound was at Berlin-Lichterfelde and that is where these pieces came from. As we have stated there were several patterns of the formal and informal styles of the tableware, and we obtained a nice sampling of each. This is an elegant-looking dinner-sized spoon for soup, stew, etc. It’s in a Beidermeier pattern. It’s heavily silver plated, but looks all the world like genuine silver. There are some numerals stamped midway in the shank of the spoon and of course the LAH stamping or engraving can be clearly seen at the tang end. Please read our general description and other information at the heading of this page. Please also read description of other pieces as well in this Besteck section. This is a fine, elegant souvenir of the world’s finest and most tenacious fighting force.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Piece No. Four of SS 29-1: Fork of the LAH Dinner Service from the Lichterfelde Barracks in Berlin

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the Bestecke described in the opening of this section. It is a formal pattern as used in the barracks of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, the elite political soldiers of the Schutzstaffel, or Black Corps. These men were originally formed in the early days of the Nazi movement as a personal bodyguard unit to guard and protect Hitler and the various party functionaries against communist rabble and other reactionary aggressors. Much can be found on the internet about this celebrated organization. Its fame is first predicated on its faithfulness to its oath: “Meine Ehre heisst Treue” and, later, “Wenn alle untreu werden so bleiben wir doch treue.” The first is translated as “My honor is loyalty,” and the second is translated to “”When all were unfaithful we remained faithful.” The SS LAH compound was at Berlin-Lichterfelde and that is where these pieces came from. As we have stated there were several patterns of the formal and informal styles of the tableware, and we obtained a nice sampling of each. Here is a rather plain-style dinner fork probably from the informal set used for everyday mess-hall dining at Lichterfelde. It is not as fancy as the formal pieces, but still has the LAH logo with a hand-engraved look to it. We feel that it was done with a special die punch, however. It is just as rare as the more elegant formal pieces and will be just as great an investment as the former.

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Piece No. Five of SS 29-1: Luncheon Knife of the LAH Dinner Service from the Lichterfelde Barracks in Berlin

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the Bestecke described in the opening of this section. It is a formal pattern as used in the barracks of the SS-Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, the elite political soldiers of the Schutzstaffel, or Black Corps. These men were originally formed in the early days of the Nazi movement as a personal bodyguard unit to guard and protect Hitler and the various party functionaries against communist rabble and other reactionary aggressors. Much can be found on the internet about this celebrated organization. Its fame is first predicated on its faithfulness to its oath: “Meine Ehre heisst Treue” and, later, “Wenn alle untreu werden so bleiben wir doch treue.” The first is translated as “My honor is loyalty,” and the second is translated to “When all were unfaithful we remained faithful.” The SS LAH compound was at Berlin-Lichterfelde and that is where these pieces came from. As we have stated there were several patterns of the formal and informal styles of the tableware, and we obtained a nice sampling of each. Here we have a luncheon table knife in the same patter of the dinner knife at Item No. Two of this set. This one is 8 1/8 inches long. It’s also of course imprinted on the blade with the “Rostfrei” mark and it has the LAH deeply stamped or engraved on the grip. It’s in the same Beidermeier style and is heavily silver plated to emulate actual silver. Again, it is a fine and beautiful relic of this elite unit of fighting men extraordinaire.

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Piece No. Six of SS 29-1: Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler Table Knife from Berlin-Lichterfelde

DESCRIPTION: This is yet another pattern of the formal tableware of the LAH. It’s not quite as ornate as the others, but nonetheless, it is a fine-looking, functional piece of tableware with the LAH logo deeply struck. It has the logo of some company on the blade with the words “Rostfrei,” (stainless steel). It’s 10 inches in length and in very fine condition. It’s a good and important relic to commemorate the elite fighting force of the SS.

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Piece No. Seven of SS 29-1: Early Example of Dinner Fork of the Leibstandarte-SS Adolf Hitler

DESCRIPTION: This is the earlier style of the formal dinner service as used at the Leibstandarte compound at Berlin-Lichterfelde. These were supplied by a company named Clarfeld with a logo marked midway on the back of the shank. The style is Beidermeier or Rococo. The double-S rune is employed in stamp on the tip of the tang. This was used before the decision to make the Besteck more personalized with the LAH’s official logo. The fork is 8 3/8 inches long and in fine condition. Its heavy silver plating emulates silver. It’s a great relic of a superb, elite fighting force.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Taschenatlas (Item SS 29-2; WAF 8-1)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a neat, I repeat, neat, little SS Taschenatlas (pocket atlas). This is the literal translation, but this particular one wouldn’t fit in my pocket. It’s constructed beautifully and resembles a book with book-style spine and cover, but when the cover is lifted a box-style opening is revealed and here reposes a paper-bound world atlas with various colorful foldout maps of all the world’s continents and principalities as they looked in 1943. The hard covers make it a really secure repository for the atlas. On its back cover it clearly says “Published by the Reichsführer-SS at the SS Headquarters Berlin-Grunewald, Douglastr. 7-11.” The size of the booklike outer box is 6 x 9 1/2 inches. The atlas itself is 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. The condition is near mint on the outside box. The atlas shows legitimate wear, but is still in very good shape.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SS Firearms Certificate “Extremely Rare” (Item SS 29-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Waffenschein, or firearms certificate, which we call a ‘pistol permit,’ signed by GESTAPO Chief Müller. It is issued to an SS man in the II. Sturmbann 21. attached to SS-Standarte in 8/5/36. He was authorized to carry a Walther PP caliber 7.65 serial number 888450. The picture attached is the man as he looked when in the Reichswehr Police. Many of these men were inducted into the SS in 1933. This certificate is extremely rare because it has the seal of the Riechssicherheitsdienste, Security Service, and is signed by SS GESTAPO Chief Heinrich Müller, 1960-1972. Müller was quite a war hero in WWI and earned the Iron Cross First Class for a daring reconnaissance flight over Paris. He was a first-class war pilot. After the war he joined the Bavarian Police in Munich and after quick advancement he was put in charge of investigating the communist activities and as a natural result he developed a deep hatred of communism. Ironically, he was also very much active in anti-NSDAP work and earned the hatred of the Munich Nazis. When Hitler came to power, Müller expected to be fired, but Heydrich recognized his value and took him into the SS and made him the head of the GESTAPO. While in office Müller built the GESTAPO into a fearsome organization that by 1945 controlled all foreign and domestic intelligence in Germany. Müller was a professional policeman who had the reputation for being extremely ruthless in rooting out spies and malcontents. A diehard nationalist, Müller constantly sabotaged any and all attempts by opponents of the war to negotiate with either the monster Stalin or the western powers and remained in Berlin until the last minute. On April 29, 1945, he vanished from Berlin. U.S. intelligence documents indicate that he flew south and settled in Switzerland. It now appears that Müller was contacted by the newly formed CIA in 1948 and worked for the Americans setting up an anticommunist section inside that agency. Reliable sources indicate the Müller died in Hawaii in 1973 still proud of his past and totally unrepentant. The front of the permit says: “Waffenschein, (weapons permit) valid for 1 year and then off to the right #252 is extended for 5 years. The holder is not permitted to wear his weapon to meetings or parades. The SS member, Heinz Martin, living in Neuhaldersleben, was born October 26, 1914, in Niedermöllrich. He is a German national and has permission to carry a weapon up to caliber 7.65. He is permitted to carry this weapon only if he is in party or other “SS” uniforms. He also has permission to buy ammunition. The other side shows his picture with the ‘SD’ stamp and the Müller signature and the listing of the 7.65 with its serial number and a notation that he was issued the weapon and that, Clemens, an SS officer of issue, extended it until July 1940. Actually, it was quite easy for a party functionary or even a decent private citizen to get a weapons permit in the Third Reich contrary to the opinions of certain anti- and pro-gun groups in the U.S. If the Third Reich and Hitler never existed certain pressure groups would have to have invented him as the ultimate bogeyman!

PRICE: $2,400.00; Special Sale: reduced to $1,500.00

 

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Tunic and Trousers of the Allgemeine-SS Fliegersturm (Item SS 29-5)

DESCRIPTION: The SS flying company was formed in Munich in 1931. In September 1933, all flying units were incorporated into the Deutsche Luftsport Verband 1, although there appears to be no official insignia to identify SS flying personnel. Some did, in fact, wear a white metal, winged propeller on the right collar patch. Certain members of the company wore an SS-SA pilot’s wing on their right breast. The rank of the man who wore this tunic was an Oberscharführer (technical sergeant). He also wears the (blank) sleeve band on his lower sleeve below the familiar swastika armband. This signifies that he was a squad leader in the SS signals unit from which ranks the flyers often were recruited. The most famous of the flying corps SS officers was the commander of the SS-Fliegerstaffel Sud, Eduard Ritter von Schleich, the winner of the coveted Blue Max, or Pour le Mérit, given him in the First World War for outstanding leadership and distinguished military planning and successful operations and most importantly his 25th aerial victory; he ended the war with 35. See more on this gallant officer under Pour le Mérit on Google. He was called the “Black Knight.” A handsome, dashing airman of renown it is no wonder that the Führer chose him for the SS-Fliegertruppe. He retired as a major general in the Luftwaffe; an illustrious career for a hero who was also a Hitler Youth leader. The other famous SS flyer was Hitler’s personal pilot. He was a highly decorated WWI flyer and later a leading commercial aviator during the pioneer days of Lufthansa. Adolf Hitler became the first head of state to use air travel extensively. He personally selected Hans Bauer to be his personal pilot. He was said to be the originator of the SS-Fliegertruppe. Later, he was a general in the Luftwaffe. He fell into Russian captivity in 1945 and was intensely interrogated by the reds, who thought he spirited the living Führer out of the bunker and safety. There is much speculation about this, today. Although he always denied this vehemently, I met him in 1980 and he just would not discuss it at all. Why? We may never know. So the members of the SS-Fliegertruppe were by their very nature some of the most trusted of all NS-SS personnel to the Führer and certainly some of the most important auxiliaries of the SS organization. The tunic and trousers are in pretty immaculate condition. “Excuse the lint on the garments; they were in a trunk until quite recently with some blankets.” The size is average German slim. There are no labels. This is issue; not custom. The only apparent moth damage is in the armband. The moths seem to like that red wool! It has sewn loops for three badges? And above the pocket are more loops for a bar of medal ribbons. It must have had an inner pocket label with the name of the former SS owner, but this was ripped away leaving a bit of a nasty tear in the top of the inner breast pocket. The tunic and the trousers are in such fine condition as to be virtually unused. This is acceptable because Fliegertruppen as such lasted officially only 2 years of the Reich. It is possible that the SS owner used this only on a few state occasions mostly when active these men wore leather and other tough flying garments when acting in flight capacity. The trousers are of the straight leg variety. This tunic and trousers are of the 100 percent SS twill material and are of the finest construction and weave. The tunic buttons are the fine, pebbled style and are by Assmann and Sohn in Ludensheid mixed with a couple marked “extra fein.” Makers of SS garments used both. We have pictured the tunic with a brown shirt and black tie as was the regulation. We have also shown pictures of it with the SS cap. These items are added temporarily for display purposes and are not offered with the set of tunic and trousers. This is an opportunity to own one of the rarest of SS garments that is beautiful, but also extremely historically important. Where could one find better? We have had two Allgemeine SS uniforms (complete) go through here in the last 2 years at astronomical prices and they were great! But as to comparative rarity they fade a bit compared with this one. It won’t last long on our pages. We suggest that if you ever wanted the ultimate in this field that you should act soon on this.

PRICE: $8,500.00

 

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SS Himmler Death’s Head Honor Ring (Item SS 29-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is another Totenkopf Honor Ring presented by Germania. This one is in very fine condition except for a minute bit of wear at the bottom on the SS rune, known as the dual sigrune and tyrun. The ring has the mandatory name of the recipient and the “S/LB” that stands for: “To My Dear…;” then the name of the honored man who will receive it followed by the date it was issued to him followed by a facsimile signature of Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler. In this case, the name engraved in the ring is Scharnweber and the date he received it is 21/6/43. This is a date (June 6) celebrated by the NS and SS as a midsummer’s day Pagan festival. The SS tried to honor the ceremonies of the ancient Germanic people as a necessary part of their honored historic party agenda. The ring is in a size 8 1/2. It has a certification certificate from Mr. Don Boyle, the author of the hornbook for the collecting of honor rings. The book, now long out of print, is titled SS-Totenkopf H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945. He states in his certificate that this ring is an original pre-1945 German historical artifact. He further says that there is some wear to the skull and base runic. The seam is visible when held correctly; it is in the center. Don is recognized as the foremost expert in the field having vast knowledge of the subject. These rings are extremely rare and thus often copied. Without an expertise by Mr. Boyle it is rather scary to sink a lot of money into one of these pieces. With the certification by Don, one can safely say he has acquired the most elusive and desirable of all SS relics. Finer examples than this one are nigh onto impossible to find. We at Germania are proud to offer this incredible fine example for the collecting public. This will not last long. The man Scharnweber does not appear in any of the listings we have, but this is not unusual according to Don. We have, however, instituted a search by one other researcher who has a reputation of successfully finding many of the recipients. This takes time, but there is a good chance the search will be crowned with success. However, this will only be a bonus because the ring stands on its own as a great find and acquisition.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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SA-SS Original Flagpole Top (Item SS 29-8; SA 11-4)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice eagle flagpole top. It is in the typical early SA configuration with the sharp tip wings. This eagle was used both by the SA and the early SS formations. Because it is colored black instead of the usual SA silvered model we tend to believe it is SS; however, we cannot be at sure. The eagle is of the 1929 style. We do know it’s 100 percent original and a relic of the Kampfzeit, the early struggle for power from the 1920s to 1933. The black coloration does not seem to be painted on, rather, it appears to be a bluing process or blackening! Some brass shows through at some area. It is in very good shape except for some corrosion and the fastening screw at the bottom is stripped and corroded.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Book: Reprinted Allach Porcelain Catalog (Item SS 29-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a copy of the SS-Allach catalog of 1938/39. It comprises 44 pages with many pictures of some of the greatest creations of professors Karl Diebitsch, Th. Karner, Franz Nagy, and others at Berlin and Dachau. Great photos and the opening is the memorable statement by Adolf Hitler: “Kein Volk lebt Länger als die dokumente seiner Kultur,” “No people live longer than the documentation of its culture.” This copy is ultra-rare today and mint condition copies when found will command prices as high as $350.00. The one we offer is in well-used condition. The original catalog from which this copy was produced had about three pages where some moisture was experienced and thus some slight damage is evident (some spots). Luckily they are not really bad, but this is no fault of our offered book; it is on the original, wherever that might be. This is a very necessary book for the Allach collection, but also the art historian whose interest is Third Reich art.

PRICE: $150.00

 

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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.
Feel free to link to description and images of this ring.

 

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