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Viking Memories

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In this section of Germania we devote space to various art pieces reminiscent of those days of Viking high adventure and fierce warriors out of the north with their fleet dragon ships, but also traders and explorers. They originated in Scandinavia and raided the coasts of the British Isles (good thinking, really). They also raided France and other parts of Europe from the late 8th century to the 11th century. This period of European history is often referred to as the Viking Age. Famed for their navigational ability and long ships Vikings in a few hundred years colonized the coasts and rivers of Europe from the island of Shetland, Greenland, and as far south as north Africa; and east into Russia and to Constantinople for raiding and trading. Vikings are also widely known to have been early explorers of North America, with punitive expeditions to present-day Canada taking place as early as the 10th century. Viking voyages grew less frequent with the introduction of Christianity to Scandinavia in the late 10th and 11th centuries. The Viking Age is often considered to have ended with the Battle of Stamford Bridge in 1066. They are remembered most by the romantic connotations of their sea voyages in the dragon ships and in the saga of the murderous raids on the monasteries along the British coasts. In the popular ballads and litany you can find the words: From the fury of the Norsemen good Lord deliver us!

So it is with great pleasure that Germania now opens a section of our site to various artifacts devoted to the memory of these impassioned, seaworthy men at arms; their glory was Nordic and Aryan in all they encountered, and their accomplishments, explorations, and settlements were their legacy. Their later legacy was also the Wiking Division of the Waffen-SS, the 5th SS-Panzergranadiers of WWII fame. They fought hard and effectively as did their ancient predecessors. We now present Viking Memories.



 

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A Waffen-SS Photo Album (Item VIKING 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: We have a magnificent Viking longboat with shields all along the sides with double lion heads at the bow and stern. The piece is in silver plate (heavy plated). We think it was produced to hold special ceremonial bread at the head table at a ritual banquet. It measures a foot long from lion’s head to lion’s head. The center pierced cover comes off and has a lift knob at its center. On the bottom is a stamped company mark and logo: L.B.S.CO. with a cross, crown, and the number ‘8’ in a shield, then the letters ‘EPNS’ all separate in little boxes. Under this is ‘1924’ and we believe this to be the year of manufacture. We have left it in its unpolished state, but it would shine like a new penny if the buyer decides to work on it. This is a very impressive table piece fit for the Nordic Germanophile’s next feast.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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SS-Ahnenerbe Re-creation of Ancient Danish Hunting Horn (Item VIKING 1-2; AHN 4-1)

DESCRIPTION: The SS-Ahnenerbe was composed of 50 departments one of which was a special workshop where certain re-created items were put together using the copies of the ancient tools in their production. These items were distributed to museums throughout Germany. It was admitted that certain ancient items could never be located or bought by these museums, but all the same, they felt it necessary to have re-creations that had the look and feel of the real items. This is one of the extra-special examples of this department’s agenda. The piece is a very accurate museum copy of a Viking hunting horn that was reminiscent of the Golden horns of Gallehus, the famous horns from Scandinavia that were stolen and melted down in 1802. The style of those pieces and the runes upon them would be to the period AD 400-450 and they were crafted in gold. They were of a certain style as known to the warlike Danes (Vikings). They certainly were the sacred national treasure. The more common hunting horns of the Norsemen were crafted from cow horns and were actually used in the hunt by the chieftains and noble warriors, but the design was much like the golden horns and from drawings on rocks, ancient buildings, and Viking ships. The Ahnenerbe artists were able to produce this wonderful replica of a Viking chief’s hunting horn. The carving shows Norse legends, animals, people, half-animal people, and serpents from Aryan saga. Everything had deep meaning to the ancients and to the ancestral heritage foundation itself. The fitting at the far end is sealed shut so that it no longer opens. These horns were not only for the signal, “horrido,” to begin the hunt; they were also used as drinking horns, too. The tip fittings are in brass, while the rim fitting is in silver. Around the edges of the rim are Danish runes that spell out “Deutsches Ahnenerbe.” Our house translator, Wilhelm Reinhard Gehlen, brought this out. Besides reading every type of Germanic script, he also is expert in the language of the runes. This is the greatest Ahnenerbe item we have ever seen or imagined still existed. This is a fantastic find in excellent condition.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Viking Dagger by Artist Janes T. Erickson (Item VIKING 1-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is really a great-looking replica of a Viking chief’s dagger that was sold by the “Franklin Mint” for “lots of money!” You see them come up once in a while for $350 to $450, but not cased like this, and often in bad shape. This one is with glass insert display case, but the lock is removed; otherwise, it’s in great shape. The case measures 20 x 9 1/2 inches and is 3 1/2 inches deep. The beautiful dagger is 15 inches long and the blade at the widest point is 1 3/4 inches wide. This is a great showpiece.

PRICE: $285.00; Reduced for sale to $150.00

 

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A Beautiful Antique Dragon Ship of the Vikings (Item VIKING 1-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a table ornament for a high formal dinner but we don’t know its particular purpose or the metal that it is fashioned from. It certainly is beautifully presented and looks to be silver but we can find no silver hallmarks on it Again we ask -- if you have any information about it, we do solicit your opinions and assistance to further identify it. It is about 11 inches long and 4 inches wide at its widest point. The part with the star shaped holes removes. This part also has two fluted receptacles permanently affixed to it. It came from an auction of a notable family estate in England but is it British? We just don’t know -- it probably had a holder of some type to hold it in place on a table but is no longer with it unfortunately. It certainly is a handsome piece in any case and probably unique or at least quite rare! A great find for the collector who loves the high adventure tales of the Norse heroes of  historical sagas. 

PRICE: $480.00; Reduced on sale to $250.00

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Viking Dragon Ship in Metal (Item VIKING 1-5)

DESCRIPTION: This is another decorative Viking Ship also in metal. Its purpose at the high formal dinner is, at this point in time, unknown. If you can help us identify it, we will be most appreciative. This one has two stands that are on the bottom and hold it in place giving some measure of stability. It is not silver, at least we can find no stamps or marks that would indicate this but it seems to go with the one above with the same shields and general patina and look. I believe they were made to complement one another on the formal dining table. It came out of the same auction as the one above this one is larger, 14 inches from one dragon's head to the other, 4 ¾ wide at its widest point. An extremely handsome piece of Aryan decorative art.  

PRICE: $580.00; Reduced on sale to $275.00

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A Viking Pocket Knife (Item VIKING 1-6 & WAF 12-16)

DESCRIPTION: This little pen knife is in bright steel and bears the image of a Viking Long Ship in the Norwegian Fiords. It is the same depiction on both sides; it also has at one end the Sea Dragon from Norse legend, at the other end is the Viking warrior with sword and shield at the ready to slay the beast. A well-made little knife that was worthy of being signed and under magnification you can see a company logo beneath and back of the warrior. 3 ¼ inches long (closed) and 5 ½ inches long with the larger blade extended.  Blade has some age spots but will clean up. Probably from the 1930’s or 40’s. Might have been a token Christmas gift to the men of the SS Wiking Division? 

PRICE: SOLD

 

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