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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.

 

SS Gentleman

 

 

Allgemaine SS Armband
Allgemaine SS Armband

 

Allgemaine SS Armband
Allgemaine SS Armband
Allgemaine SS Armband
Allgemaine SS Armband
Allgemaine SS Armband


 Allgemeine SS Armband (Item SS 34-1; SS 37-11b)

DESCRIPTION:The absolute perfect specimen, this one is 5 ¼ inches wide with the red cotton band with the black borders and white circle with swastika.  The circle and swastika are patterned in the corduroy look with twisted fibers that lay parallel (similar to twill) to one another to form the cloths distinct pattern. 
This is how the SS armbands that are made for wear on the tunic were constructed. This is a prime example, correct in every sense and in beautiful condition.  Yes, the white circle is slightly dingy from 70 odd years of existence but this is expected. 100% genuine and much sought after but scarce. Best grab it while you can! It won’t be here for long. Usually when we get one of these original and rare pieces it doesn’t last a week on the site.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Letter from Himmler
Letter from Himmler

Letter from Himmler

 

Letter from Himmler Letter from Himmler Letter from Himmler Letter from Himmler Letter from Himmler

Signed Letter Sent to Heinrich Himmler from Reinhard Heydrich (Item PER 4-6, SS 34-2, HH 4-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is absolutely incredible.  Probably the best document from Heydrich and Himmler ever found or offered.  It is addressed from ‘The chef der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD’ who of course is none other than Reinhard Heydrich with address in Berlin at the Prinz-Albrectstrasse. It is addressed to the Reichsfuhrer SS and Chef Der Deutschen Polizei.  Heinrich Himmler the body of it translates to:“Please see enclosed two copies of letters from SS Brigadefuhrer Dr. Best addressed to me. I conferred with Dr. Best in Paris only in official matters.  A personal discussion regarding (our) the Reichsfuhrer’s decisions have been postponed to a later date.” Signed… Heydrich with a “Heil Hitler.” One small thing that we find utterly fascinating concerns the official stamp. Either Heydrich himself or a secretary in the S.D. headquarters made the mistake of stamping it upside down. Now if it was done inadvertently by Heydrich, well, so be it!  But if done by a member of his staff I am sure there was “hell to pay” when it reached Himmler!!  In the received stamp at the top of the page is a notation with a 79 and the initials of Heinrich Himmler certifying that he received it; this is done in green pencil as this was invariably the way Himmler signed these documents “THEN NOTE:” - -if you look at the offending seal you will see that Himmler makes a notation with a large green check mark with the famous pencil, showing that he is aware of this grievous mistake. This makes for a most interesting document outside the norms of history. This is about as official as it can get also and is a communication between two of the most important persons of the Third Reich. They don’t come any better than this one! They really don’t! By far the best clear, concise and extremely important SS directive that we have ever had the pleasure of presenting. The document has been professionally framed with museum precision with non-glare glass and special acid free matting.  The beautiful frame measures 13 ½ x 17 ¼.  The actual document is 8 x 9 ½.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion

Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion

Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Jan Wellem equestrian statue
in Dusseldorf
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Jan Wellem, Elector of Palatine
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Jan Wellem, Elector of Palatine
Allgemeine SS Auto Trip Badge Medallion
Dusseldorf's Square with
Wellem statue
Allgemeine SS Special Auto Trip Badge (Item SS 34-3)

DESCRIPION: This is what is known as a “Zielfahrt” award.  A Zielfahrt is an automobile trip to a certain destination and in civilian life for example, the Düsseldorf auto club (even today) organizes a Zielfahrt to a certain destination and each participant who would drive to the destination would pay a certain fee and when the participants arrive at the Ratthaus or hotel, they would be given a medal to mount on the car or a cased medal like this one as a commemoration of the trip. The club with the most participants gets a trophy.  In this case, however, it is an SS special medallion and often those that would make such a trip as a group received the prize for the group and it would usually be a tin plaque to add to the pole bearing their standard (flag) and each of the men of the storm M1/20 received instead one of these pure silver plaques as their memento. So this must have been an SS Zielfahrt of some importance. The medal or (non potable award) has the equestrian statue of  Johann Wilhelm II Elector of Palatine (1658-1716). The statue still stands in the market square of the City of Düsseldorf. The Low German pronunciation is written on the accompanying plaque on the statue (Jan Wellem instead of Jan Wilhelm). The translation of the inscription on the left side reads as follows:  Johann Wilhelm; the Count Palatine on the Rhine. The Lord High Steward and Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, the Duke of Bavaria, Julich, Cleve, Berg, the highly meritorious Prince who had enlarged the city and founded the art gallery. On the right side: erected by the grateful citizens in 1711. Düsseldorf’s landmark is considered one of the most beautiful equestrian statues north of the Alps. The name Jan Wellem is shown in tiny detail just forward of the horses front hooves.  The medal measures 2 ¾ in octagon shape equal on all sides. It is quite heavy being solid silver. Very dramatic looking with the SS shield framed out with beaded framing around it. This is truly a cultural item that must be seen to be truly appreciated to the full extent. A Germanophiles Teutonic dream! There are SS items, but then there are SS items!!! This is a masterpiece.
PRICE: $678.00

 

Austrian SS Plaque
Austrian SS Plaque
Souvenir of the Reichs Party Days 1934
Austrian SS Plaque
Note: Decal placement
Austrian SS Plaque
Back of Plaque
Austrian SS Plaque
Austrian SS Plaque
Austrian SS Plaque

Austrian SS Plaque

 

Austrian SS Plaque
Austrian SS Plaque from the Reich Party's
Rally at Nuremberg
(Item SS 34-5 & PARTEI 4-5 )
DESCRIPTION: This s a very handsome looking plaque depicting an SS trooper in profile. The soldier shown is an Austrian Allegemeine member of the Shutz Staffel (SS). This is perceived due to the fact that the SS symbol which would be a decal on an actual helmet is shown on the left side. We have included among our historical pictures here a picture from a book that shows the Austrian style M-16 helmet with the decals reversed. At the “Reichsparteitag” each year, SS groups and all other NSDAP functionaries from all over the greater German Reich would join in the grandiose ceremonies and this plaque commemorates and is a memorial to the party rally at Nuremberg in 1934 from the 5th to the 10th of September (This is so noted on the small plaque below the bust portrait). The silver plated plaque is mounted on a piece of black stained oak measuring altogether 11 ½ x 7 ½. The actual bust measures 7 ½ high and 5 inches across the widest part. This truly represents Austria’s contingent at the greatest of all the yearly rallies. Very dramatic looking and certainly extremely rare.

We are offering it at - - -
PRICE: SOLD

 

SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album

SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Note penciled comments below some of the pictures
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Blood Order winners
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Fuss Standarte
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Their band
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Standarte in formation
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Blood flag is brought forward
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Jacob Grimminger with Blood Flag
SS Fuss Standarte Album
The Führer enters the scene
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Ceremony at Mahnmal
SS Fuss Standarte Album
Blood Flag
Note Hoffmann photographing event
SS Fuss Standarte Album
The wreath is brought
SS Fuss Standarte Album
SS Fuss Standarte Album
The Feldherrenhalle SA

An Official Album from the SS Fuss Standarte
In Commemoration of Nov. 9th
(Item SS 34-6 & ALBUM 2-9)

DESCRIPTION: Here is possible the best and most historically important SS album that you will ever see. That is if the tradition and deep historical meaning of Nov. 9th is observed. The first SS Fuss (foot) Standarte was originally formed in Munich (Hauptstadt Der Bewegung - Head city of the movement). The Standarte was a component of the SS Oberabschnitte “Sud,” which was originally formed in 1929 and thus was actually the oldest of all the SS Oberabschnitte. On August 25, 1936 the first SS Fuss Standarte was allocated the honor cuff title “Julius Schreck.”  Schreck was instrumental in the formation of the SA in 1921 and in 1923 he helped form the SA Stabswache (headquarter Guards); they acted as Hitler’s personal bodyguards. After the failed Munich Putsch on Nov 9, 1923 in which he participated, Scheck was jailed in Landsburg prison until released in 1925. In that year Schreck and Emil Maurice established a bodyguard regiment for Adolf Hitler. This was to be known as the Strosstrupp Adolf Hitler and this eventually became the Schutzstaffel (Security guard) and Schreck was in command of this unit. Later, having served his purpose in this important pursuit, he resigned his command position and wanting to be close to his Fuhrer he now became Hitler’s personal Chauffer until ill health forced him to resign in early 1936. On May 16, 1936 Julius Schreck passed away due to meningitis. He was given an elaborate state funeral and the Fuhrer gave a beautiful eulogy. Schreck was posthumously promoted to SS Brigadefuhrer and the 1st SS Fuss-Standarte received the honorary title “Julius Schreck.”  They proudly wore this cuff title in memory of “Unser Schreck.” The SS foot regiment No. 1 Munich became the “keepers of the flame” so to speak. Many collectors think that the  SS-LAH Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler were the guards of Honor  in such revered places such as the Mahnmal at the Feldherenhalle and the tombs of the martyrs in the Konigsplatz. This is essentially incorrect. It was in fact the men of the 1st Fuss Standarte that were given this prestigious honor. When the original participants would gather each year to recreate the March from the Burgerbraukeller to the Feldherrenhalle, the marching units of this Standarte would follow up the path of the notables in firm proud step. With their Standarte band playing Ich Hatt einen Kameraden, they were the official ceremonial troop of the city of Munich’s celebration of No. 9th. It was always two of these men of the 1st Standarte who stood as Guards of Honor each day and night (24-7) in front of the Mahnmal the plaque that stood across from the Bavarian Royal Residence. This was at the left side of the Feldherrenhalle if one were to view it from the front. No place was more sacred to the NSDAP and the German people at that time. If one would find themselves proceeding down that side street where the monument stood they were compelled by law to give the “Deutschen Gruss” the German stiff armed salute!  But if one chose they could proceed down the right side passage dubbed by the Hitler Youth the “Judengasse” or Jewish Street. and this person would be ridiculed with various epitaphs that the H.J. and SA members who might be there would cast at him. Today, when some person who harbors forbidden NS or even nationalistic feeling walks past that side of the Feldherrenhalle and he/she wishes to honor the martyrs they will invariably cross the street and rub the nose of the stone lion that is in front of the Bavarian royal residence. Then they will go on their merry way secure in the knowledge that they have shown their respect for the fallen but also feeling that they have performed an act (no matter how small) that wouldn’t sit well with the occupiers and ‘Volksverrator.”

The album is absolutely marvelous with a cover in black patent leather with the words in deeply embossed silver.  At the top if says “Und Ihr Habt Doch Gesiegt  9. Nov 1934" Translated: And yet you prevailed! Under this the German National eagle is seen and the title SS Fuss Standarte 1 Munchen.  The album measures 12" x 9" (big) and about 1 ½" thick and contains 36 crisp clear original glossy photos produced by the official Reichs photographer Heinrich Hoffman. The pictures are all 7" x 5" in size, each and every one of them is in the superlative Hoffmann quality. The album was assembled as a presentation from the Standarte and given in very limited numbers to various Party functionaries who were “Blood Order” winners or very important Party and SS functionaries.  We are told by a responsible source who is an astute historian in Munich that only about 20 of these albums were ever produced. The pictures inside are dealing mostly with the SS Fuss Standarte’s functions at the Nov 9, 1934 Commemoration Event. You will see them at the beginning of the album forming up for the ceremonies and then there is a great picture of the officers of the Standarte. You will see them with a civilian or two in front of the Feldherrenhalle in unposed pictures. SS Obergruppenfuhrer Kurt Daluege is seen in several pictures as he speaks to the various officials and “Partigenossen.” Gauleiter Adolf Wagner is also in several photos. There are several pictures that show SS men and officers of the Standarte milling around before the start of the official ceremonies. Hans Schemm (Gauleiter) is also seen amongst the notables. Julius Streicher founder of the newspaper “Der Sturmer” is seen with Schemm and Wagner. Keep in mind that these pictures were never published in any magazine, book or periodical. They were used for this album only. Reichleiter Max Ammon and Ulrich Graff are seen here also. Graff who was Hitler’s bodyguard is in one of the photos. He was the Party member who took several bullets that were aimed at the Fuhrer during the 1923 Putsch. He and many of the “Blood Order” recipients, although they had SS membership, are seen wearing the Brown Shirts of the SA in commemoration of the Putsch. At that time in ’23 this is the uniform that they wore. There is a group picture of “Blood Order” recipients flanked by guards of the 1st Fuss Standarte. You will see groups of Hitler Youth boys and Deutsche Jugend as they assemble and March by. There is a great picture of the SS Fuss Standarte as they are marching in the Hofgaren followed up by their official band. There are several pictures of them in formation and as they honor the wearers of the “Blood Order.” There is a great photo of Jakob Grimminger with the Sacred Blutfahne (“the Blood flag”).  Hitler and Rudolf Hess are seen as they arrive.This is the only picture slightly marred due to the fact that Hitler threw his arm into the Seig Heil Salute as he greets the assemblage, he did this just as the camera shutter clicked thereby rather ruining what would have been a brilliant photo BUT this one picture should prove that this album's pictures were never meant for publication. The installation of the 1st Standarte Guards are seen at the Erenmal.or Mahnmal; one precious scene is shown as Heinrich Hoffmann takes a photo of the installation. Of the memory wreath in the second to last picture, you see the motivated people extending their arms in the “Deutsches Gruss”as they stand across the street from the Ehrenmal. The last but far from the least picture is a great glorious portrayal of the elite “SA Feldherrenhalle Standarte” as they are seen with their Deutschland Erwache Standards at the fore. If ever an album could be called “magnificent” this would certainly be the one. This should be placed in an important archive collection.

PRICE: This album is in the collection of the owner of this site and is shown for historical interest, but is not for sale!

 


Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document

Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document
Dietrich Greek Surrender Document

Signed Picture of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Josef (Sepp) Dietrich (Item SS 34-7 & WAF 11-4)

DESCRIPTION: There is so much on the internet about this Soldier's Soldier that we will not bother to do a biography here. He was an efficient officer, ever successful and a true comrade always to his men of the SS Leibstandarte. They were even allowed to address him as Sepp. We will only at this point describe this picture and stamp the picture is one sequence from a Mapp) “portfolio.” Dealing with the Waffen SS it was produced during the war and contained several pictures of the Waffen SS LAH in combat in several theatres of the war. The Leibstandarte found themselves in a hard fought struggle in the Grecian campaign to take the hills of Kidi and Kissura, battling the tough Greek army. This was a battle that resulted from the Wehrmacht invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece. The LAH was part of the XL Corps Tenth Army. In this battle the unit suffered several murderous air attacks from the R.A.F.  The 1st battalion LAH troops attacked the Kidi Pass defenses manned by the 6th Australian division and Greeks. They captured Hill 997 near the Kidi Pass; they then finally secured the actual Kidi Pass, creating an open route of advance, a major strategic victory for the Leibstandarte. Then they were relieved by the 9th Panzer Division. At this point, the LAH reconnaissance battalion was involved in heavy combat in the Kissura Pass against he Greek 90th Division. On Aril 15th, the LAH takes Kastoria. Also on April 15th, they advance to war in Grevana and on April 20th (the Führers Birthday) the unit captures Jannina. Sepp Dietrich accepts the surrender of 16 Greek Divisions, (practically the entire Greek army. The surrender is given by Greek General Toslakoglous; Dietrich offers generous surrender terms and dispatches his adjutant Max Wunche to fly to Larrissa and pass the word along to the OKW and to Hitler who would say that this is the best “birthday present” he could ever expect to be given to him and by his own LAH named for him. Mussolini was enraged! With wounded pride, actually it was due to him that the German troops had to go in there and pull his chestnuts out of the fire. He demands that the Greek General surrender again to him with harsher terms in a ceremony that includes the Italians. After the Greek campaign Hitler says to Dietrich (tongue in cheek) “You are a good, brave soldier, but no diplomat, and still less a politician!” On May 5th, the LAH participated in a Gala victory parade in Athens. 

The signed picture whose title is The capitulation of the Greek army received by SS Obergruppenfuhrer Dietrich.is in an appropriate frame. Over the middle of these words is a stamp that bears the national eagle and swastika and the legend Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler. Just above this stamp Dietrich signed the picture with his full name.This picture was bought from the family of a deceased LAH officer who had actually put it before “Sepp” to be signed. The picture in the frame measures 12 ½" x 18". The picture by itself measures 11 ½" x 9".  This is a great remembrance of epic battle and a real Germanic warrior, certainly of Teutonic stock but here he was like Leonia’s at the battle of Thermopylae and the Brits and Aussies were the like the Persian’s under the tyrant Xerxes. Actually in a way the old brute Churchill looked a lot like Xerxes. The picture is in fine condition and is a historical treasure.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group

Daluege Signature Group
1st half of document
Daluege Signature Group
2nd half of document
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege at SS Rally
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Police General with Heydrich
Daluege Signature Group
Daluege Signature Group
Police General

Kurt Daluege SS Gruppenfuhrer – A Letter to SS Gruppenfuhrer Heydrich -1941 (Item SS 34-9 & PERS 4-10)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare communication between Kurt Daluege, who in 1942 was an SS Gruppenfuhrer. (Later SS Obergruppenfuhrer and Generaloberst Der Polizei on April 20 1942.) Daluege was one of the most powerful leaders of the Third Reich (born Sept 15 1897) and the son of a Prussian State Official in the small Silesian town of Kreuzburg. He entered the Imperial German Army in 1916 and served with the 7th Guard Regiment West. During his service, he was severely wounded a number of times (declared 25% disabled and also decorated for extremely brave action in the face of the enemy). After the war he became leader of a Freikorp detachment called Selbstschutz Oberschlesien (SSOS) in Upper Silesia which was engaged in combat with the Poles in that region. In 1921, he became active in the Freikorps Rossbach. Two years later Daluege joined the NSDAP and in 1926 the Sturmabteilung (SA) eventually becoming the leader of Berlin’s SA and Goebbel’s Deputy Gauletier, a deputy Party leader in Berlin. In July 1930, Daluege in accordance with Hitler’s wishes, resigned from the SA and joined the Schutzstaffel (SS) with the rank of SS Oberführer in 1932 He became an NSDAP delegate in the Prussian State Parliament and in November 1932 was elected to the Reichstag for the Berlin Ost electoral district, a seat he retained until 1945. At the same time Hermann Goring moved him to the Prussian Ministry of the Interior where he took over the Police force in 1936.  In the same year he was appointed by Wilhelm Frick, the Chief of the Ordnungspolizei, (ORPO) which gave him administrative authority over most of the uniformed police in N.S. Germany.  He commanded the Ordnungspolizei for the rest of the war reaching the rank of SS Obergruppenführer und Generaloberst Der Polizei. Following the British murder of Reinhard Heydrich, Daluege also served as the deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia.  He had won the following awards:

The Knights Cross with swords
The German Cross in silver
The Golden N.S. Party Badge
The 1918 Iron cross 2nd Class
The War Merit Cross with Swords
The wound badge (1918)
The Anschluss Medal (1938)
The Sudentenland Medal with Prague Bar
The Memel Medal (1939)
The NSDAP long SVCE Award in silver (1941)
The Cross of Honor 1929
The SS Totenkopf Honor ring (1939)
The Danzig Cross (1939) the Order of the Crown of Italy--Grand Cross (1938)

Much more can be seen on the internet about Daluege but most of it is purposely derogatory to a great extent. It is simply the victors who write their own history, but are in good position to write whatever they want about the vanquished. Kurt Deluege was hanged by the Czechs for war crimes. He was dragged, hardly conscious to the makeshift gallows and they managed to strangle him to death for 25 minutes. These are the same Czechs who perpetrated horrible atrocities against the German soldiers and civilians after the wars conclusion. Go to Google and search: The Atrocities and crimes committed against Germans in and after 1945. The author refers to horror upon horror!  You will be sickened if you are at all human. “War is war!” But post-war killings are revengeful vicious murder usually perpetrated by the lowest fowl criminals imaginable!

Now, as to the document, it is a Communiqué sent to Reinhard Heydrich as Chief of the R.S.H.A and SD regarding problems in personal staffing of the SS. Only in Daluege’s high official capacity would he dare to criticize the Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler and that is just what he is essentially doing. It is also a good thing that Daluege and Heydrich were close friends. Otherwise, this would have been a very dangerous letter had it been passed on to Himmler. This makes it a very important and historically important communication. It is translated thusly:

Dear Heydrich!

I have read your letter with interest and I fully agree with your doubts.

I have written to SS Gruppenführer Wolff recently and I have sent in my complaint, that this mess in the personal staffing of the SS, can not go on as it is, and my reason given was, that the Wehrmacht only needs one Personal office, where as the SS has so many, they come up like mushrooms in a field. Every office has its own leader who makes decisions favoring his own needs. Plus the fact is, that the Reichsführer during visits to other Offices of the SS promotes people without informing us until we get the papers and have to accept a “fait accompli.”

Here is an example: SS Oberscharführer Wunsch of the SD was promoted (on site) recently by our Reichsführer on a visit to Elsass to Untersturmführer without informing the SS Personnel office.

Only the SS Oberabschnitt Westmark was informed and they in turn wrote to us that we should transfer SS Untersturmführer Wunsch to the Head office of the SD Westmark.

Dear Heydrich, I can obviously not advise you to alter these Orders but we must make sure that things like that go though the official instances, unless the SS Chief of personal  is with the Reichsführer SS wherever he goes only then can I be held responsible and report myself to the Reichsführer SS.

- - - -Daluege

The document is measured in two parts for two pages (7" x 10" on the part 1 and 7" x 6 ½" on part 2. The beautiful frame measures 30" x 20".  There are a couple of fine images of Deluege mounted as well. The framing was done in Museum approved preservative methodology using special acid free material and non-glare glass that repels sun damage. This is a document worthy of all these preservation techniques. A rare and prodigiously important piece of contemporary history of a turbulent time.

PRICE: A Bargain at $2,500.00

 

Wiking SS Plate

Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate
Wiking SS Plate

SS Wiking Division Presentation Hand Carved Bread Plate (Item SS 34-10 & BRE 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: The SS Viking (Wiking) Division was one of the elite fighting units of the Waffen SS. It was recruited from foreign volunteers from Scandanavia, the Netherlands, and Belgium under the command of German officers. During the course of WWII, the Division progessed from a motorized infantry division to a Panzer Division and served mainly on the Eastern Front during the war. Originally organized as the Nordische Division it was to be made up of volunteers from Nordic lands mixed with German Waffen SS veterans. In December 1941, the new motorized Division was to be designated SS Division Germania, but during its formative period the name was changed to SS Division Wikingon, Jan 1941. Command of the newly formed Division was given to Brigadefuhrer Felix Steiner the former commander of the Verfugungstruppe SS Regt. Deutschland.  The division was ordered east in June 1941 to take part with army group South’s advance into the Ukraine during operation Barbarossa. The rest is a heroic story of intense combat against the monster of Bolshevism and can be found in several places on the web ( go to Google). This plate was presented in commemoration of the fierce fighting on the Weichsel river front in 1944. This wooden plate was possibly a unit gift given to one of the commanders of the unit. Possibly Felix Steiner. This was very often done as bread plates had deep sentimental attachment and often were gifts to favored commanders of the Wehrmacht and SS. The Weichsel front was a battle ground for the Wiking and other Waffen SS units through 1944 and 1945.  And this the most formidable of the SS divisions covered themselves with blood and glory here on several occasions.  The plate we offer can be considered one of the few mementoes to an elite group of the toughest and bravest soldiers since the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Ahnenerbe Ring

Ahnenerbe Ring

 

Ahnenerbe Ring

 

Ahnenerbe Ring

 

Ahnenerbe Ring

 

Ahnenerbe Ring
Ahnenerbe Ring
Ahnenerbe Ring

Official Ring of the SS runes Ahnenerbe (Ancestral Heritage Foundation) (Item AHN 4-9 & SS 34-11)

DESCRIPTION: This was the finger ring of the Ancestral Heritage Foundation. For a background of this academic study group see AHN 1-1 in this section.  This ring like the one mentioned at AHN 1-1 was designed by Dr.Wolfram Sievers who was Reichsgeschaafsfuhrer or General Secretary of the Ahnenerbe from 1935 to 1945. Dr. Sievers was an SS Standartenfuhrer who in 1943 became director of the Wehrwessenshafliche Institute for Military Scientific Research, a separate department of the SS Ahnenerbe, thus receiving his doctorate. The organization was a many faceted entity. The main function was to promote the science of ancient intellectual history. There was a genealogy section, a archeological office, an ancient arts department, a meteorological section, a musicology department whose aim was to determine the “essence of Germanic music", and well known is the expedition department that sent study groups to places like Tibet, the German Island of Rugen, and  Backa Sweden. A Middle East trek was launched to study an internal power struggle of the Roman Empire which was fought between the Nordic and Semitic peoples. An entire vast department was devoted to the study of pagan cultures even to the point of studying sorcerers and witches, however it should be pointed out that any connection of the organization or for that matter the Third Reich with occult practices was limited to academic study and in no way did the N.S Government nor the Ahnenerbe research teams indulge in these practices -- that is just pure Hokum!  Especially ludicrous is the book by Trevor Ravenscroft “The Spear of Destiny, The Powers of the Holy Lance.” The lance which was the spear of Longinus was actually associated with Christianity not the occult. It was a symbol of faith and fulfillment not an evil entity as Ravenscroft indicates. He also describes Wolfram Sievers as some sort of an evil ‘Warlock.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. The professors of the heritage Foundation were hard working dedicated and brilliant academics who have left positive and great studies to the world. There were at least 50 separate departments of this organization all headquartered in Berlin. The symbol of the Ahnenerbe is a Teutonic sword, whose form also represents a crucifix...the symbol of Christianity. Twisted around it is the ‘Wotan Knot’ signifying the ancient roots of pre-Christian Nordic anthropological beginnings that gave way to the following of Jesus the Nazarene. (“My Savior” !) Around this the words are written in runic shaped letters spelling out- - - - ‘Deutsches Ahnenerbe’ which stands for the actual organizational name which was Forschungs und Lehrgemeinshaft Das Ahnenerbe E.V. (Research and Teaching Community for Ancestral Heritage). This was adopted as the title in 1937. The main mission was to experiment and launch voyages with the interest of proving that prehistoric and mythological Nordic populations once ruled the world!  Movies and TV series have spread much misinformation about this intensely significant establishment. When the various items of jewelry were purchased by us at Stuttgart there were a few of these official Ahnenerbe rings as well as others that had been produced. An original order was also found for these pieces and a total of 30 of them were to be produced. However, we found only five. So, it is assumed that either the other 25 were not produced as of that time in 1943 or that twenty five were delivered to the organization; I guess we will never know for sure   

The rings are what I might call a masterpiece of jewelry design with the sword and knot emblem and Ahnenerbe spelled out. The sides have an image of the sacred Saxon idol (The Irminsul); see page 2 of this section at AHN 2-5 for a brief explanation of the Irminsul that is contained within a description of another ring that we suspect was produced for the SS Ahnenerbe. The rings are constructed in pure 835 silver and are so stamped inside. The enameling was hand applied in Niello style and the original design was by SS Standartenfuhrer Dr.Sievers according to various notes and papers found among shop orders.  The work is exemplary and the ring is very handsome in its presentation.  But more important is the great academic accomplishments of this meaningful and distinguished group of scientists and professors. The ring is the only symbol of this organization made for everyday wear and reminds us of the outstanding accomplishments in the field of archeology and genealogy forwarded by this Ahnenerbe group.  

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