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Waffen SS Finish Ring

Waffen SS Finish Ring
Waffen SS Finish Ring
Waffen SS Finish Ring
Waffen SS Finish Ring
Finnish SS Volunteer Banner
Waffen SS Finish Ring
Finns of the 1st KP Finnisches
BN D. Waffen SS 1942
Ring of the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen SS Runes (Item WAF 12-1)

DESCRIPTION: This volunteer combat battalion of the Waffen SS saw action on the Eastern Front during WWII. Many Finns were already serving with the SS Divsion Wiking, but this battalion, formed in 1941, was staffed with Finnish officers and NCO's while Wiking was commanded by Germans. The battalion was made up of 1,200 Finnish volunteers who signed up to fight the Sovient Union for two years. After initial training in Vienna, the batalion was transferred to Stralsund in June 1941, and at the beginning of August, to the infantry barracks at Cross-Born, Pomerania for more training and where it was attached to SS Division Wiking. The battalion was sent to the Eastern Front in January 1942 forming the vanguard of the furthest south made by the Germans during the campaign, reaching the Grozny oil field in a heroic action, although badly outnumbered, but then were pushed back by the Reds. In May 1943, the battalion was transferred away from the Front, as the two years was at an end, and was disbanded in July 1943. Many members of the battalion wanted to further serve in the Waffen SS and they joined the SS Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier Division Nordland or SS Standarte Kurt Eggers. The battalion was praised by many Waffen SS Commanders, even by Heinrich Himmler, for its combat performance. Himmler said, "Where a Finnish SS man stood, the enemy was always defeated." The ring is a smaller dimension style, but bold looking nonetheless. It has the eagle and swastika. The swastika, of course, was used as a symbol of Finland as the official national marking between 1918 and April 1, 1945 and it was used by the Finnish Air Force. So, it was only natural that the Finnish volunteers would have used the Germanic eagle with swastika as their symbol. The ring is in tip-top condition. It was produced in the shop of Franz Schnell in Helle (see our narrative on the home page entitled "About Our Rings and Silver Insignia"). This is a very rare ring.

PRICE: $425.00

 

 

Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch

Danzig Cig Box & Watch
The gold initials
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Danzig Cig Box & Watch
Cigarette Case and Pocket Watch Set from SS Heimwehr Danzig (Item WAF 12-6)

DESCRIPTION: The SS Heimwehr Danzig was an SS unit established in the free city (Freistadt) of Danzig but unfortunately today that once glorious city is renamed Gdansk (Poland). Before the 2nd World War, this elite unit fought with the German army against the Polish army during the invasion of Poland; after this it became part of the 3rd SS Totenkopf Division and ceased to exist as an independent unit. Known as Heimwehr Danzig (Danzig Home Defense) and established on June 20, 1939 when the Danzig Senate under Albert Forster decided to set up its own powerful armed force. The Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler supported this project and sent Oberstrurmbannfuhrer Hans Friedemann to Danzig. Kommandant Gotze was the Commander of the III Sturmbann (regiment) of the Forth SS Totenkopfstandarte “Ostmark” established in October 1938 in Berlin-Aldersheim. When the Polish Government military mobilized against the German Reich, the “Volkescher ”brigade (ethnic Germans) in Danzig and “completely spontaneously” founded the 1,550 man strong Heimwehr Danzig (Danzig Militia). On 1 Sept 1939 German troops moved against Poland and none too soon as Germans were being unmercifully slaughtered. In the area of Bromberg, even after the German onslaught, horrible killings occurred; planned and carried out by Poles against ethnic Germans whose families lived peaceably in the area for centuries. Thousands of these Germanic farmers were murdered. The figure could be and probably is close to 50,000. in 1937 and up to the necessary invasion, Adolf Hitler was pleading with Poland to give Germany a one mile access to the Reich’s property of east Prussia. Both parties were in agreement when in 1939 the Poles broke off all negotiations emboldened by Roosevelt and Churchill’s guarantees. General Field Marshall of Poland, Smigly Rydz, said, “Poland wants war with Germany and Germany will not be able to avoid it even if she wants to.”  He threatened to overrun Germany in three days. In that one day in Bromberg, the Polish army and Bolsheviks viciously killed 5,500 Germans. Children were nailed to barns, woman were raped and hacked to death with axes, men were executed where they stood...328 of the victims were forced into the local church and the Bolsheviks burned the church and the civilians alive.

Is it any wonder that the soldiers of the Wehrmacht didn’t want to take prisoners when the Communists were rounded up?  And remember, the Polish army stood by inactive in most cases as the horror unfolded. The Heimwehr Danzig is accused of atrocity but when future revisionists bring history up to accordance with the facts it will be found that this was legal retaliation, however strictly applied. Of course I’ll be attacked on the computer by some of the keyboard stalwarts of the “funny forums” but never mind, they are just liberal Zionist Wanna-be’s. Back to the subject at hand, the items offered here are a cigarette case and a pocket watch both having been owned by a member of the SS Heimwehr Danzig. These pieces are a part of a collection that we recently bought in Germany. They were part of a very extensive collection that was assembled over the years and started in the early 50’s. This collector accumulated engraved items and only engraved important items such as watches and cigarette cases and sometimes jewelry. He canvassed flea markets, antique shows and he managed to get himself invited to SS and Army veterans meetings all throughout Germany and Austria, plus he hunted in Poland, Czechoslovakia and the Balkan countries. He spared no expense in this quest and built a very extensive and beautiful collection. But now that he (a former Hitler Youth member) is up in years, he has decided that he had the pleasure of joyful acquisition and now it was time to let it go to other collectors and we were able to buy several great pieces that we now proudly offer.

Out of all the items in the collection that we acquired, we think this is the best of the articles. It is very rare! Anything from Heimwehr Danzig is extremely scarce but to have two items of such prodigious historic rarely, this is absolutely stupendous! The cigarette case and watch according to our picker in Germany, who bought the collection for us, says that the two items were found together in Poland according to what the elderly collector told him and it does compute somehow. The cigarette case measures 3 ¼ x 4 ½  closed.  It bears the inscription that is hand engraved: “Danzig 1st Deutsch!" (Danzig is German!) This was the slogan of the Volksdeutsch in the area but also of the Heimwehr Danzig SS troops. Above the saying .is the symbol of old Danzig -- the two crosses in a shield surmounted with the crown of the Holy Roman Empire and the shield is supported by two guardian lions. Under the saying is the swastika and the date 1939 while on the reverse side is the standard (flag) of the Heimwehr and below it the name SS Heimwehr Danzig is spelled out. Up in the right corner is a gold escutcheon with the former owner’s initials that looks to be C.S. This looks to be in genuine gold. The case is in pretty good shape except for a very slight little dent in the left side in the reverse; we believe the case was Polish made and later embellished with the engraving. The pocket watch seems to be of German manufacture and has the same shield and lions motif except the swastika is integral with the coat of arms. There is no Heimwehr Danzig name spelled out on the watch but the association is obvious -- “What a set”! This it would seem to us to be the very epitome of early WWII collecting; they don’t get better than this really! The watch, by the way, runs perfectly! 

PRICE: $2.775.00 for the set (two pieces) - Don’t miss this one!  

 


 

SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact

SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Regiment Commanders of SS Calvary
Div., Hermann Fegelein and
Wilhelm Bittrich
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
August Zehender, Knight's
Cross Winner
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Johannes Gohler, KC Winner
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Fegelein in competition
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Cavalry in performance
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Cavalry on parade
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Hermann Fegelein in
competition garb
 
SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Gunter Temme, Staff Officer
  SS Reiter Regiment Compact
Photo credits: Mark C. Yerger, "Riding East"

Florian Geyer SS Runes Cavalry Division a Compact Given to his “Greta” from SS Runes Cavalryman Hoims in 1942 (Item WAF 12-8)

DESCRIPTION: Some time back our special picker in Germany managed to purchase an entire collection of articles that an elderly collector decided to relinquish. This particular collector's great preference was to gather all sorts of engraved items such as cigarette boxes, cigarette cases, cigar boxes, and even a compact such as this example that we offer here. Of all the beautiful and historically important pieces in this collection this one has to take the No. 1 position in our estimation. It is a beautiful pentagon-shaped ladies' compact presented to a lady by the name of Greta from one of the SS cavalry men named Hoims. The engraving on the front reads "Fur Allerlischste Greta zur erinnerung an Meine Dienstzeit in der Ostfeldzug – Heims."  This translates to: for the all dearest Greta in memory of my service in the eastern campaign. Besides this is a horse head encased in a horseshoe and under that is a gold monogram (real gold). On the back of the compact are the words: 3 Schwadron SS Reiterregement 1 8 SS Kavalleriedivision. Florian Geyer. And, under this the horse head and sword symbol of this elite regiment. And, it is dated 1942. The case no longer has the powder puff and mirror that might have been in it. It measures about 3 inches from side to side all around. It is about ½ inch thick when closed.  This Division – the 8th SS cavalry was an ultra elite brigade which was involved in fierce combat against murderous red partisans behind the front lines. Yes, they were tough and often merciless, but after they witnessed the horrible atrocities committed by these partisan bands against other Waffen SS comrades and the fact that they were given aid and succor by many of the civilian population, and then all “hell” would break loose when the troopers of Florian Geyer arrived on the scene. The training and replacement battalion of the 8th Cav Division was also involved in the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in March 1944. The unit was named after Florian Geyer 1490-1525. He was the Franconian noblemen who led the ‘Black Company” during the Peasants War. Interesting enough is the fact that another elite unit of the Waffen SS was the Gotz Von Berlichingen Division named after the famed Knight of “Mockmuhl” and Florian Geyer had opposed him in 1515 when Geyer served as a vassal of the Margraf of Brandenburg-Kulbach-Ansbach. He was the Landsknecht commander in that famed conflict of Knights. He also sided with Martin Luther against the Roman Catholic hierarchy during the struggles of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. In the Peasant War, Geyer together with a handful of dissident low ranking knights and several hundred hastily trained peasant militiamen, established the Black Company which was probably the only heavy cavalry Division to fight on the side of a peasant revolution. Florian Geyer became a notable folk hero in Franconia and the whole of Germany with his company of daring cavalry troopers. He was considered a heroic figure by Adolf Hitler and Heinrich Himmler and as a result the 8th SS cavalry Division Florian Geyer was named after him. The song “Wir sind Des Geyers Schwarzer Haufen” (We are Geyer's Black Company) was the song of the 8th SS rider Division and still can be found in many German songbooks today. So, this elite Waffen SS Division was well named indeed! This is one of the finer pieces of this great collection and Greta must have been very proud of her brave "horse soldier!"

PRICE: $1.850.00  Really a bargain!

 

Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prinz Eugen Cig Case

Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prince Eugene
Prinz Eugen Cig Case
Prince Eugene of Savoy

A Hand Engraved Cigarette Case from the Prinz Eugen SS Mountain Division  (WAF 12-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a beautiful hand engraved cigarette case from the 7th SS Freiwillege Gebirgs Division (Mountain Troopers). On its front cover is the Odel Rune in a shield -- this was the divisional symbol of this division, over this are the words Waffen SS and under it the date 1943. Up in the left top corner are the initials of the former owner while on the backside of the case you can see an Edelweiss, the mountain flower that was another symbol of this famed elite division. Above the Edelweiss are the words 7 SS Frw. Gebirgs Div. and under the flower is the name “Prinz Eugen.” Inside the case you can see some numbers and what looks like a date of 1926. This was most likely a date meaningful to the owner or even the former owner. Before him it works out to 21/4/1926. When we say former owner, it alludes to the fact that many of these items were taken from prisoners or found in shops by the Waffen SS men and soldiers of the army.  It then would be turned over to an expert engraver who would do his artwork on it to the specifications of that particular soldier. This and most of the similar pieces that you will see on our site were purchased from a German collection amassed over a number of years by a man who collected only military connected engraved items such as this. Cigarette cases, picture frames, watches, etc. He collected starting in the early 1950’s and he went to veterans' reunions, antique shops, flea markets throughout western and eastern Germany buying these items. He displayed them often at shows, and at private collector meetings, however recently, he decided that although he had always enjoyed putting the collection together but now he was in his 80’s and he thought it was time to let his treasures go to other collectors and through our German picker and agent we were able to procure the whole collection and we now offer some of these marvelous items to the collecting public. As he would have wished, they are all individual pieces from many of the German WW II services, but most of them are Waffen SS connected. This one is from the elite mountain troop division named after Prince Eugene the Great Austrian Marshal of the 17th century. The Division originally raised in Austria was named after that hero Prince who was one of the most prominent and successful military commanders in European history. The prince first saw action against the Ottoman Turks at the siege of Vienna in 1685 and the subsequent war of the Holy League. But his great fame was secured with his crushing victory against the Ottomans at the Battle of Zenta in 1697.  Eugene’s reputation remains unrivaled, there can be no dispute over his great military achievements. He later actually saved the Hapsburg Empire from French conquest, he broke the westward thrust of the Turks, liberating central Europe after a century and a half of Ottoman occupation, in addition he was a great patron of the arts whose building legacy can still be seen in Vienna today. 

It was of course natural and fitting that the 7th. SS Mountain Division would take the name of this the greatest Austrian warrior as their unit identification.   You can find much about the man Prince Eugen and his battles on the internet. The 7th.Volunteer mountain division was formed in March 1942 from “Volksdeutsche” (Ethnic Germans from Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and Romania). It was engaged almost constantly in the heroic struggle against Red partisans in the Balkans. The division was constantly heavily involved in many bloody actions and fought bravely and ferociously against Marshal Titos murderous guerrilla’s -- one of their heroic battles was accomplished when they militarily created a corridor which would allow 35,000 German soldiers to retreat from Greece and the Aegean in 1944. On 20 October the Reds captured Belgrade and Prinz Eugen was the rear guard for the German retreat. In 1945, the Division was again in action against the Russians and Titos murderous thugs at Otok and Vukovar. The retreat from Bosnia continued and the Prinz Eugen Div. retreated to Croatia in April 1945. On 10 May 1945 the Division retreated towards Celje in Slovenia where it surrendered to Yugoslav forces. At that point these brave fighers were to suffer unimaginable torture before being in most cases burned alive or strangled to death. 

Ok, atrocities were committed by the Prinz Eugen -- horrible atrocities --but nothing that could be considered more terrible than the horrible depravities committed against German soldiers that fell into the hands of these partisans. We have pictures of mutilated corpses of these young Wehrmacht soldiers and we will not horrify you by showing them. It is not excusable that Prinz Eugen committed atrocities in the Balkins but in war men will become beasts when they see the horribly mutilated corpse of a buddy that he came to know and respect. Ok, this is my historical viewpoint and the fighting ability and courage shown by these mountain troopers cannot be minimized any less than their predecessor, the Austrian “Prince Eugen der edle Ritter “(the song of the Division).

The case measures 3" x4" in size; the composition is steel, the catch functions perfectly and the condition is excellent throughout. Just a great historically important piece. 

PRICE: $1,350.00 – But if purchased with the Prinz Eugen watch below it can be $1,100.00

 

Prince Eugene Pocket Watch
Prince Eugene Pocket Watch

A Pocket Watch from the Prinz Eugen Waffen SS Division (WAF 12-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful little pocket watch that actually came with the cigarette case above. It has basically the same design as the backside of the cigarette case that is shown in the write up just above. We don’t know if it was the former property of the same SS trooper but chances are good that it was. You should read the narrative with the above item to know how we attained these items and a brief history of Prince Eugene of Savoy, this SS division's predecessor. It would be good if a collector would purchase both cigarette case and pocket watch together but we know that sometimes the watch collector is not nescessarily interested in a cigarette case so we will reluctantly split them up but we will make a better price if both pieces are purchased together. The watch measures about 7 inches in diameter with a nice clear glass face cover.  It was manufactured by a company known as Cortebert. This company used to be one of the highest regarded watch brands. It was originated by Abrahm-Louis Juillard in his watch making store in Cortebert village in Switzerland in 1790. Cortebert later went on to being one of the most desirable premium, timepieces appreciated for their extensive range of movements. So dear collector, this is not only an important historical item but also a very fine Swiss watch. Fine watches from Switzerland are universal and it was only natural that the SS man would be given this timepiece or he may have bought it in a local business in the Balkans or alternatively brought it from the homeland and of course it is indeed possible it was taken from a prisoner who if he were a bloody murdering partisan then he would never have need of a timepiece again. The watch runs perfectly. It is anti-magnetic and marked so in English. This famed Watch Company was in the business of export and the English speaking West was their largest market so it is not unusual to see these words in English. Here is a chance to add something beautiful and unique to your collection

PRICE: The watch alone will be $950.00 but if bought along with the cigarette case together we will make the watch $850.00 but only as a set. That’s how much we would like to see them kept together

 

Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Himmler (front seat) with Felix Steiner

Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Glass broken but not sharp; has
been ground
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
The Sonnenrad Hakenkreuz
Presentation Decanter Top
Note bubbles in this genuine
crystal top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Himmler with Steiner
Presentation Decanter Top
Steiner receives the K.C. with
swords
Presentation Decanter Top
Steiner decorates his men
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
Presentation Decanter Top
In the front lines
Presentation Wine Decanter to Felix Steiner From SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler in 1943  (WAF 12-11)

DESCRIPTION: This very important historical piece was unforntuantely broken and only part of it remains. Undoubtedly it was once a very large crystal wine decanter that was presented to Felix Steiner on March 5th 1943. We believe it was one of several that Himmler commissioned to present to winners of the Knights Cross and the subsequent awards of the Oak Leaves and the Swords. On the neck of the bottle is the following insertion:

5.13.43
Steiner Treuen
SS Gruppenfuhrer

Felix Steiner
Zum Eichenlauab
H. Himmler 

The bottle neck is in silver and is so marked with the half moon, crown, and 800; there is a company logo and the separate letter (a-k) is seen there as well. The reference to the Eichenlaub (oak leaves) is a reference to the Knights Cross he won on Dec 23rd 1942. Later on Aug 10, 1944 he won the swords; however at the time of this gift being given by the SS Reichsfuhrer. Steiner was an SS Gruppenfuhrer and General Lt. of the the Waffen SS and Commander of the Vol. Division ‘Wiking.’ The crystal stopper to this decanter is also quite beautiful with a cut glass Sonnenrad Hakenkreuz (sun wheel swastika) at the top (glass engraved) by hand. The whole decanter must have been quite beautiful. Felix Steiner was a very remarkable soldier, but we will not go into his entire illustrious history. You can pick that up on the internet by ‘Googling.’  But his career began in WW 1 and he then served in the Reichswehr, he fought the Poles and Communists in the Frei Korps and after his years with the army he joined the SS Verfugnngstruppe and was very instrumental in building up the SS Standarte ‘Deutshland’ in Munich and at the training camp at Dachau.

In 1936, he took command of the Deutschland Standarte and molded it into a competent fighting unit and a very elite formation. From 1941 to 1943, he led the Wiking Division which consisted of Germans and West European volunteers who under his command lived through incredible actions on the Russian front. In 1943, using German and other European volunteers (including Latvians), Steiner formed the 3rd Germanic SS Panzer Corps which saw action at critical points of the Russian Front. His Army group “Steiner’ was given the task in 1945 of breaking through the Soviet Ring around Berlin. Steiner refrained from committing his troops to the attack however, because the units he commanded in reality no longer had the strength which was erroneously indicated on paper. The divisions had suffered terribly heavy losses. He now made a realistic appraisal of the situation and acted accordingly; gathering together the remnants of his once proud divisions he led them westward towards the Elbe and surrendered to the Americans. In doing so he saved the lives of a few thousand European Volunteers and prevented them from falling into Soviet captivity and moreover it was still ‘chancy’ because the Americans under the Soviet loving General Eisenhower usually turned over such prisoners to the Stalinist thugs for certain torture and execution. After the war, Steiner continued to openly stand by his men whom he had led from 1935 to 1945. He wrote several books that have retained an  intense interest for today’s armies. The last years of his life were spent in Munich and they were lonely ones. He preferred to meet together with a small company of comrades. On one occasion when he failed to open the door for his visitors, the police were summoned in order to legally enter his home and the General was found dead, alone in his apartment. “Another hero has entered Valhalla.” 

The decanter is an item that was removed from the apartment by a former Waffen SS soldier who was in Wiking. What had occurred that resulted in the item being broken? This the veteran was not able to tell our collector friend. Possibly the old soldier had somehow accidently knocked it off the shelf and threw out the broken body of the decanter but preserved the neck of the bottle as a memory of the times of glory? We will never know. The old veteran sold it or gave it to the collector that we have previously mentioned in our pages who collected engraved items of historical importance. The vet thought since he also was getting up there in age it would be well that this Himmler-Steiner item would be better off in a collection than lying there in the bottom of a drawer in his home. So, this is how it came to be on the pages of Germania. We are proud to offer it and it is hoped it will go to a collector who will be proud to own this remembrance of one of the finest and most brilliant German soldiers in Teutonic military history.  

PRICE: $1, 550.00

 

SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model

SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
Note dueling scar
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
Cap for size perspectiveonly
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
Arrest of Partisans
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
Early SS use of dogs
SS Obersturmfuhrer Model
Partisans dispatched
A Model of a SS Oberstrumfuhrer with Schaferhund (WAF 12-12)

DESCRIPTION: Again folks, Germania generally stays away from reproductions or newly made products but this actually is a model and ‘What a model’. We couldn’t resist. This guy has something to say and so does ‘Fang’ his Schaferhund. Pity the poor Partisan rounded up by this pair!  No, don’t pity him. Partisans, especially Tito’s Yugoslavian scum, were murderers and torturers of the first order and it would delight this stalwart Trooper and canine to find one or two hiding in the woodpile. The doggy would be especially elated for the chance to chew the bastard up -- filth notwithstanding. Would that it was Tito himself! The accuracy of the model is astounding. It is completely hand painted to lifelike appearance. The detail is amazing, look at the Knights Cross and Adolf Hitler Leibstandarte sleeve band (Incredible!) Look at the medals, and Partisan badge, silver wound badge, Infantry Assault badge, the lethal Lugar at the ready. Wow! There were only 300 of these produced and this one is one of them produced on 10/08. So, there may be none that can be re-ordered. Better grab it fellows.What a great center piece for a WWII German collection.

PRICE: $225.00

 

Reproduction General Uniform
Reproduction General Uniform

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Inside cap
Reproduction General Uniform Reproduction General Uniform Reproduction General Uniform
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Original period suspenders
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Reproduction General Uniform
LAH
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The ribbon bar
A Waffen SS Generals Uniform (Absolutely Perfect Reproduction) (Item WAF 12-13)

DESCRIPTION: We do not generally handle reproductions on Germania’s site, but we were so absolutely taken by this magnificent outfit that we just had to take it in trade and knowing it was tailored from mostly original cloth by the master uniform maker Michael Janke, we simply had to grab it and feature it. It is spectacular and 100% accurate for a SS Gruppenfuhrer and General Leutnant der Waffen SS attached to the LAH Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, Janke’s work is so good that several well-known dealers have aged some of the pieces and sold them as originals. They are that good. (Perhaps unfortunately.) But, they are also “rare.”  Michael Janke works only for a few select individuals and avoids most public contact. To purchase a complete Janke Generals’ uniform like this would be fortunate for the potential buyer.  The bullion work is superb also... in arm eagle, sleeve band, collar tabs, etc.  The cap is also quite sharp looking, the ribbon bar has the following awards looking from left to right – Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Service Cross w/swords, Eastern Front medal with tank device,  SS long service medal, Police long Service medal, Austrian Anschluss medal & Memel medal. The trousers have the general rank, wide divided light grey striping. There is even a pair of period suspenders with them.  Inside the pocket of the tunic there is a reinforced slit for the suspension of a sword or dagger.All in all, you are looking at an absolutely marvelous grouping unexcelled for authenticity and quality. Nothing made in the Third Reich could have been better. As we have said before, collectors, if you can’t see laying out about $15,000 to $20,000 for a period's generals uniform (if one could be found) then this is an excellent second choice. A rather large size -- the trousers for instance are for a 42 waist.  

PRICE: $2,500.00 (Basic) This particular one was sold but we can order one for you, but it can take up to 2 months for delivery and you can choose the rank that you want. It won’t have the insignia or ribbons but all of that can be negotiated at the time of the order. We specially made up the accoutrements for a customer as seen above. Nothing can touch this garment for quality of workmanship or authenticity absolutely superb!

“You are going to like the way you look, I guarantee it!!!"

 

Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier

Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Other such chandeliers
Wiking Chandelier
Lusterweibchen
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking panzers (note symbol)
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Vorwarts
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking in Einsatz
Wiking Chandelier
Fritz Witt 1st Company
Wiking Chandelier
Wiking Chandelier
SS Wiking Division Headquarters Hand Carved Chandelier From the War in the East (Item WAF 12-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is an absolutely unique chandelier from the headquarters of the Wiking (Viking) Division Waffen SS. This elite division was comprised of volunteers from several of the Nordic lands. This was the famed 5th Panzer Division, one of the most famous of the 35 Waffen SS Divisions. Scandinavians, Finish, Estonian, Hollanders and Belgium volunteers made up this brigade of heroic stalwart young soldiers of the Reich. The officers were for the most part German; the Division progressed from a motorized infantry division to a full fledged Panzer division and served mostly on the Eastern Front during the war. Background on the Corp history of this unit can be seen by entering 5th SS Panzer Division (Viking) on Google. These gallant soldiers fought bravely and relentlessly throughout the war all the way up to May 1945. The bloody battles that took place due to Operation Barbarossa would test the mettle of saints or supermen. The struggles in the Caucasus produced numerous heroes of military renown. The battles of Kharkov and Kursk as well as the Korsun Pocket and Warsaw plus the Kovel Encirclement and the Budapest relief efforts cost deeply and tragically in fallen comrades but the glory of the saga will be recognized someday and appreciated by those nations from which these Teutonic warriors volunteered. They were the bravest of the brave and they fought for Europe against the greatest Evil Empire that this world has ever seen. If it were not for these men and all the other soldiers of the Reich, the Soviet Beomuth would have spread its tentacles all across the European homelands and ushered in the Devil's era of sheer horror “personified.” Yes, we have read about the alleged war crimes of the Viking Division and they were not alone in this type of action -- sometime you should read about partisan and unrestricted warfare as practiced by America and their British Allies. The regular army troops from these two countries also participated in outright murder when they out of hand executed common German officers and men who had surrendered and were unarmed. All in all, in my opinion, Germany ran a much more clean and chivalrous war than their enemies. “Die Ganze Welt Gegen Uns.”  The Divisional Headquarters of The Wiking Divisions was the Starobesheve in the Ukraine. Not much is known about their HQ there. Starobesheve is a small village, one of those that detested the Communists and their Brutish system. It is only natural that this Waffen SS Division would have been welcome there.  But imagine the fate of these Russian patriots when the Red beasts finally took over. 

We know that the Wiking Corps was a proud unit of the Wehrmacht and that brings us to this wonderful chandelier now offered. It was probably carved by a talented member of the Division or possibly an unknown artist locally in the Ukraine. In any case, what you see here is positively unique (one of a kind!)  It is entirely carved in wood except for the drinking horn and that is actually the tip of an actual cow horn. It was constructed with two light bulb bases but we think it was never used electronically. You see it suspended from the consigner's ceiling with ropes and there are green vines weaved into the ropes. Those vines are not part of the original but the consigner will include them with your purchase should you so desire. The stag antlers are from a trophy Red Stag buck. The figure from the warrior's face to the end of the antlers is about 3 feet and the figure itself is about 2 ½ feet long. In German this would be called a Wiking ‘Lustermannchen’ and it has been traditional in Germany for a hunter to display his trophy in this way and one will see antique chandeliers done in this way in hunting lodges and beer halls all over the Reich. This one is of course very unusual considering the subject. The accompanying dagger, jewelry and winged helmet suggest a Viking Chieftain. The shield is adorned with the Sonnenrad peculiar to Nordic Sagas and lore -- Sonnenrad means Sun Wheel. This swastika-like symbol was of course the logo or symbol of the Wiking Division from their inception until the tragic end. But this jolly chief is truly reminiscent of the glory days of the 5th Panzer Division (Wiking)...the toughest of the tough! Imagine this one suspended from the ceiling of your den, magnificent beautiful and prodigiously historically important as well.

PRICE: $11,000.00 Expensive? Absolutely not! Wonderful? Absolutely!

 

SS Typewriter
SS Typewriter

SS Typewriter
SS Typewriter
SS Typewriter
SS Runes Typewriter (Item WAF 12-15 & SS 35-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a portable, 1930's Olympic office style typewriter as used by SS personnel, both Allgemeine and Waffen SS. The key #5 is also the SS Runes key only seen on the typewriters belonging to the Schutzstaffel. The G.I. looter that brought it back from France where it was found, used it for years after the war so actually the ribbon has never been changed in all these years and to be able to effectively use it, this must be done. I'm sure that on the internet, a 1930's Olympic ribbon spool could be found. I believe VJA Products has them and there is a host of others as well. Other than that, the machine is in great shape and functions well. We leave all items as received from the vets, but you will surely find such a ribbon, black and red combination, for around $10.00 - $15.00. This is a real opportunity to procure the genuine article and if you are issuing passes for R&R leave for your "staffel," you will need this!

PRICE: SOLD

 

Viking Pocket Knife

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

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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Dich_Ruft_Die_SS_Book

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Back cover
Book:  Dich Ruft Die SS Runes (Item WAF 12-17 & SS 35-10)

DESCRIPTION: This soft cover book whose title is translated as “You Call the SS” was produced at the SS Headquarters in Berlin under the supervision of the Reichs-Fuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler probably in the late 40’s. It was basically a primer for recruitment in the ranks of the Waffen SS. It is soft cover with 96 pages. It measures 6" x 8" and is in very decent shape overall. It is filled with pictures and text that is designed to show the reader what glories can be achieved while saving the European continent from Bolshevism. Germany and other nations sought to achieve this through the promotion of the SS ideals and the participation of the young men of the Reich and European kin whose bravery, dedication and chivalry was seen in battle for culture, country, and Fuhrer. There are many sayings, speeches and statements by Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Sepp Dietrich. Particualry interesting is the oath that the SS recruit verbalizes upon his entrance into the SS organization.”Ich Schwore Dir Adolf Hitler Als Fuhrer." The various elevation of military grades are explained. The SS Junkerschule Bad Tolz is shown and the training of the Waffen SS recruits is explained. The various recruitment HQ of the Waffen SS are listed with addresses and phone numbers for potential recruits. This list explains the title “Dich Ruft Die SS." The young man who wished to join or get information would actually telephone one of these offices and talk to a recruiter. There are also forms at the back of the book that one could send in for information to any of these offices. The book is loaded with information about the Waffen SS, such as ranks, job titles, Waffenfarben (colors) of piping on uniforms of the Wehrmacht. Equivalent ranks between SS and army and many pictures of SS in action. Plus maps, and there is a great center spread of the Fuhrer with his Leibstandarte A.H. at the front. This is the ultimate book on the men whose motto was Mein Ehre Heist Treue! My Honor is Loyalty.

PRICE: $485.00 Expensive??’ Say,”RARE” instead of expensive! Say “GREAT” instead of mediocre.

 

SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio

SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio
SS Art Portfolio by Wolfgang Willrich in Embossed Cover (Item WAF 12-18; SS 35-17; LEIBSS 2-5)

DESCRIPTION: We proudly present an exquisite reduplication of Wolfgang Willrich’s folder of 12 prints produced in 1936 featuring the bust portraits of both Allgemeine and V.T. Troopers. Although Willrich was one of the most gifted and prolific artists of the Third Reich, this particular offering is so rare that only 3 original sets are known of in collections today. Therefore, we are extremely pleased to offer this magnificent reproduction that is accurate in every detail including size, sepia tones, and the finest printing quality available anywhere. We have a limited quantity available and because of the beauty and rarity of this portfolio, we are sure that it will become valuable in a short time; a real collector’s opportunity. The prints are individually presented and not bound (suitable for framing) and measure 11 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches with a page of the same dimensions containing a foreword by Heinrich Himmler concerning the importance of this set of prints to the ideology of the Nazi Movement. All are enclosed inside a heavy and handsome black folder boldly embossed with the SS runes and legend.

PRICE: $39.95 plus postage and handling - dealer inquiries solicited - very good lot prices available

 

Waffen SS Matchbox

Translation of what it says on the box top -- The SS wants you! The Black Corps waits for you!

Waffen SS Matchbox
Waffen SS Matchbox
Matchbox from the SS Runes Schwarze Korps (Item WAF 12-19)

DESCRIPTION: Collectors, do you want something neat and original from the SS Runes? Something cheap yet historically important? Here is a little matchbox that is inexpensive yet rare! We found a group of seven of them on our last trip to a German Military show in Kassel. These were part of a little gift package that was sent to soldiers, sailors, airmen and other service people as a promotion for enlistment and transfer to the Waffen SS Runes. What better an SS man than one already serving in another military branch already?  The matchbox was sent with a small packet of cigarettes by the staff of the SS official organ Das Schwarze Korps but when SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler learned that Gunter D’Alquen, the editor of Das Schwarze Korps, was doing this unauthorized promotion he went positively “spastic” -- not particularly because of the recruitment program but because of the distribution of cigarettes (absolutely forbidden) for SS men (although we know that they sneaked a smoke anyway), but to actually promote such an unhealthy habit as cigarette smoking was unpardonable!  So the matchboxes had a rather short existence within the SS organization and D’Alquen was severely reprimanded. The old matches are still in the boxes.

PRICE: $49.00 plus postage in the US for $7 priority mail. Genuine and interesting! Do not mention "SS" on PayPal (Only matchbox)

 

Julfest Beer Glass

Julfest Beer Glass
Julfest Beer Glass
Julfest Beer Glass
Julfest Beer Glass
SS Runes Yule Fest Beer Glass (Item WAF 12-20 & SS 35-18)

DESCRIPTION: This is a fine crystal beer glass 9 ¼ inches tall of the type that was made first for and distributed to men of the Allgemeine SS to celebrate the occasion of the winter Solstice. In a 1936 memoranda, SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler set forth a list of approved holidays based upon both Christian and Pagan political precedents, and besides Hitler’s birthday and the November 9th Beer Hall Putsch Anniversary, Christmas and Yuletide were ultra-important. The Yuletide or winter solstice brought together practically the entire SS Fraternity at candlelight banquet tables and around raging bonfires, observances that harked back to Teutonic tribal rites. At those banquets the one liquid most served and consumed was traditional German beer in steins and beer glasses. In 1941 in the 2nd year of the war, the men of the Panzer Grenadier Division SS Leibstandarte celebrated the Julfest and the beer glasses were once again brought out and of course new ones were made for a celebration of the ancient ritual at the front. Now the men imbibing the delicious nectar were dressed in the grey green of the Waffen SS The silly tales about the SS under Himmler trying to move the men away from Christianity is “hog wash.” The Waffen SS even had Catholic and Protestant Chaplains. The celebration of the so-called pagan rituals was to simply honor the Teutonic past of the Germanic people. Kein Volk Lebt Langer Als Die Dockumente Seiner Kultur!  ("No people live longer than the documentation of their culture", Adolf Hitler quoted . . . in the opening of Der Haus Der Deutschen Kunst 1937.)  The glass is hand etched with the SS symbol in a shield at the top and Zum Julefest 1942 deeply engraved in beautiful calligraphy letters. A beautiful memento of an “Iron Time”.

PRICE: $1,150.00

 

 

SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
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SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
Note #2 on chart
SS Tableware
Note the Wolfsangle symbol on
SS vehicle
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
Das Reich soldiers
SS Tableware
Obst. Werner Ostendorff,
Commander in 1944
SS Tableware
KC Winner Fritz Rentrop
(das Reich) captured,
tortured & murdered by Russians
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Tableware
SS Officers Mess Porcelain Tableware from the Elite Deutschland Waffen SS Division  (Item WAF 12-23 & SS 35-25)

DESCRIPTION: This is a great grouping of fine porcelain china from the HQ of the 2nd Waffen SS Division “Deutschland”.  All white bone china pieces that are trimmed in black and red striping on white background (the National colors). Each piece also bears the division's emblem -- a large red shield with a clipped upper right corner holding a reverse ‘n’ with a vertical center bar. Included are:

* No. 1 - a mocha pot 9-5/8" tall with a ‘swan neck’ spout and removable lid
* No. 2 - sugar bowl with cover
* No. 3 - set of four 2-1/3" tall mocha cups
* No. 4 - large vegetable serving bowl 2-1/8" tall with slopping sides 11- 5/8" diameter
* No. 5 - three soup bowls also marked on the low rim opposite the divisional shield there is in black letters “Deutschland”.  The period of manufacture of these pieces was sometime between Dec 3 1940 and January 1941, when the division was known by that name. To avoid confusion with the regiment using the same name, the designation was changed to Waffen SS Division (Das Reich).
* No. 6 - salad dish with shield and Deutschland as above items are marked. This has a 7- 3/8 diameter. All the pieces are marked under the glaze on the bottom with a crown over the name ‘Victoria” and “Waffen SS” a very rare grouping in mint condition.

The Victoria Porcelain Company: The company was founded in 1183 by Lazarus Rosenfeld Ltd.  The Victoria Porcelain factory was located in Altrouhlau, Austria and it was sold to Franz Schmidt two years later and became the finest and most productive porcelain factory of its time; the pieces manufactured by the Victoria Company were considered commercial products, at the time they were not considered to have great artistic value. However, the company also produced many pieces that are of high quality and are considered by today’s collectors to have great artistic merit. In addition to porcelain pieces, the Victoria Company also produced a ceramic product called porcelite. Although this type of porcelain is considered a lower quality ceramic product, it was used all the way up and through WWII because of its durability and strength.

Das Reich: This was the 2nd Panzer Division -- considered an elite formation amongst the thirty-eight divisions fielded by the Waffen SS. It served during the invasion of France and took part in several battles on the Eastern Front (they particularly won combat laurels in  the battle of Prokhorovka against the 5th Guards tank Army at the Titanic battle of Kursk where the young Spartans of the SS fought valiantly against massive odds. Afterwards they were transferred to the west and took part in the desperate attempt to turn back the forces of Stalin’s “willing helpers” at Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge and the ending the war with the last stand in Hungary and Austria.) The symbol for the Das Reich Division (formally Deutschland) was the Wolf’s Hook or Wolfsangel.  The division fought with honor and ever loyal to their oath “Wenn Alle Untreu Werden so Bleiben wir doch treue” (English: If all become unfaithful we remain loyal). Yes, yes, we are familiar with the executions at the French village of Oradour Sur-Glane and it was sheer horror personified but to every war story there are invariably two sides and thereby hangs the tale. There are dozens of sites with the words “massacre and murder” regarding this incident and not much has been said about legal reprisals against terrorists and unlawful partisans. If you the reader has an inquiring mind you can see the other side of some of this story by going online and typing in Oradur Sur Glane, The SS version of the story. And you can make up your own mind about the incident.  There is much to consider. Again these relics are merely things from the turbulent past but they must be preserved for the sake of history. Revisionism is perceived as bringing history into accord with the facts!

We are proud to bring you this awesome grouping of beautiful porcelain pieces and hope you will pour yourself and a companion a couple of nice cups of mocha and think of the past glories and tragedies of the W-SS fighting in a terrible fratricidal war and hope that there would never be another of this magnitude.

PRICE: $2.850.00  for the entire group.

 

Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate

Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate
Commemorative Plate

Commemorative Plate Hand Painted in Memory of The Battle of Arnheim in 1944 (Item WAF 12-24 & ART 17-4)

DESCRIPTION: The 19th Panzer Division Frundsberg was an elite armored unit whose 1st campaign was in the Ukraine in April 1944 they were highly motivated after combat success and the unit was transported to the west where they valiantly fought the Allied invaders in France and at Arnheim.  The movie (A Bridge too Far) attempted to record the incidents of this battle with the Allies of course portrayed as “good Guys” and the Waffen SS soldiers shown as bumbling idiots who blatantly offered themselves as bumbling fools  who offered their bodies as swell targets.  Of course this was for the pleasure of the ‘real idiots’ who enjoyed watching this distortion of history as long as enough German blood would flow even in screen portrayal. The efforts of the SS Frundsberg heroes was unfortunately to no avail for they were hopelessly out gunned and overwhelmingly outnumbered but they lived up to their motto ‘Meine Ehre Heist Treue! And their by -words Wenn alle Untrue werden so bleiben wir doch treue – (When all were untrue we remain loyal!)

  The plate has a hand painted depiction of a Waffen SS trooper helping a wounded comrade off the field.  Below this is the runic looking (F) in the shield surmounted over the oak leaf of the unit and around the edges are the words Schlacht Von Arnheim (Battle at Arnheim) this was a tragic battle where most of the brave German defenders were killed or wounded but still does the fame of their glory remain.  They fought for Europe and the west, they gave their lives to defeat evil Bolshevism that horrid system that was aided abetted and joined by the so-called Democracies. Let this plate be a small memorial to these heroic soldiers of the Reich.

  The plate is measured at 10 ½ inches in diameter.  On the back it says Waffen SS and -Deutsches Hand-Maleri (hand painted). A beautiful piece of art it was painted in 1984 -40 years after the battle. We don’t know who the artist was but he certainly caught the spirit of the “Helden Deutschen Soldaten”this rendering is  not an item from the years of the Third Reich but it richly captures the Geist of the turbulent times. This could have been produced by the artist to commemorate the reunion of the veterans of the Frundsberg Panzer division in 1984.

PRICE: $250.00

 

SS Poem
SS Poem

SS Poem
SS Poem
SS Poem
SS Poem
SS Poem
SS Poem
SS Poem
Memorable War Time Poem and Art Work  Written by a Waffen SS Soldier in Russia 1942 (Item WAF 12-25)

DESCRIPTION: This  is a poem from an SS Man,who came from Straubing and longed to see his home town landmark, the Straubinger Turm. Built around 1380, I think, I have been in it 23 years ago. Stands in the town center square. Here the translation:

Recently, I stood on guard, and I saw you in front of me.
My good old tower, you stood there in bright sunlight,
I did not see the war's bad face, nor the huts of the people,
I did not see the frozen dead Russians, or the old panje horse,
looking for fodder, even that was gone.
I saw my home town , very near, I heard the bell of the clock ringing,
the bell, that often had called me to hurry, in those long gone peaceful days,
That was before we made our way through the Russian steppe.
My god, old tower, how I long to stand again in your shadow,
But  we stand here in Russia, so you can stand in eternity.
Then all of a sudden, I heard a shot, and I was back on my guard, and the call came!
"You must"
I heard a rattling of weapons and steel, good bye, my dear tower , I hope to see you again.                           

Russia –Winter 1942 SS-Sturmmann Georg Lechner

The art work and poem are not copied, they are the original work of the Waffen SS soldier Lechner. This could have been the sentiments of any soldier in a far off foreign war. They are words of hope -- practically prayer. It is my hope that Georg survived this horrid experience that would test men’s souls, but in any case had not the valiant German soldiers done their duty in the frozen wastes of Russia it is for sure that the evil Soviet Behemoth would have overrun Europe from the eastern border of Germany right to the coast of France, after that England would have fallen quickly and the entire west would have been just an extension of Stalin’s horrible regime. They almost managed this with the aid of the western allies. All that stopped them was the bravery and selfless sacrifice of soldiers like this unknown hero. We don’t know where this little poem was found in the flotsam and jetsam of the war; we have had it since 1969 and it turned up in a Berlin Book shop. The frame measures 12 x 9 and I consider this to be a greater and more meaningful remembrance and important historical item than any field helmet or bayonet or even an M-43 cap. Here is a monument to Der Helden Deutschen Soldat! Mein Ehre Heist Treue!  

PRICE: $275.00

 

Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray

Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray
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Waffen SS Division NORD
Nord Ashtray
Army Mountain Trooper
Nord Ashtray
Cap badge from SS Mountain
Division NORD
Nord Ashtray
Trooper from SS Mountain
Division NORD
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Nord Ashtray
Nord Ashtray
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Ashtray from the Kaserne of the Mountain Troops (Nord) (Item WAF 12-26 & WEHR 32-3)

DESCRIPTION: This is a neat little ashtray that is from the mountain troop Kaserne of the 6th SS Mountain Division Nord.  It measures 3 ½ x 3 ½ inches square, and has the edelweiss flower in its center, that is hand painted. The Edelweiss is a beautiful white flower that only thrives in the wild in mountain heights and has been the symbol and insignia of mountaineers and mountain troop soldiers.   At the top of the flower are the words Waffen SS and at the bottom it says 6- SS- Geburgs Division Nord”. The piece was created by the Royal Porzellan Bavaria (KM) Germany and it says handarbeit (handmade).  It is a lovely little piece of kitsch but historically important as this division was the only Waffen SS unit to fight in the Arctic Circle where it was stationed in Finland and northern Russia, between June and November 1941.  It fought in Karelia until the Finish Armistice in Sept 1944 when it marched on foot 1,600 m- through Finland and Norway.  It arrived in Denmark in December and then transferred to western Germany.  It fought in the Nordwind Offensive in Jan. 1945 where it suffered heavy losses and surrendered to American forces in Austria at the end of the war.

PRICE: $265.00

 

 

Comm. Plate
Comm. Plate
Comm. Plate
Comm. Plate

Commemorative Hand Painted Art Plate SS Paratrooper Regiment 500 (Item WAF 12-27 & ART 17-6)

DESCRIPTION: This maybe the only memorial to the bravery and daring-do of the elite of the elite, the SS Fallshirmjager unit 500. This battalion was formed out of the ‘Operation Eiche (oak)” that resulted in the rescue of Mussolini form the Italian Gran Sasso led by Otto Skorzeny.  The operation was planned by Kurt Student.  We all know of this successful operation that was pulled off with only one shot fired.  The organization of this unit can be found on the web by putting in 505th SS parachute battalion. The plate that we offer is a commemorative of one particular incident and that was the raid on the headquarters of the bloodiest monster to ever draw a breath.  This filthy rodent was so despicable that it is difficult to mention his full name without provoking vomit.  The 500th was led by SS Haupstumführer Kurt Rybka during its daring parachute and glider-borne assault on Tito's H.Q. outside the town of Drvar on 25 May 1944.  The raid was called Operation Rosselsprung (the spring of the Knights). Two companies were dropped directly on the headquarters where the other two were landed by DFS 230 glider. Their first wave of paratroopers following a heavy bombardment by the Luftwaffe, landed in between the area of the cave, Tito’s hideout and the town of Drvar on open ground and many were gunned down by members of the partisan HQ Escort Battalion, a company numbering fewer than 100 Communist partisans. The second wave of paratroopers missed their target altogether and landed a few miles outside the town. Tito was long gone when the paratroopers captured the cave.  Next to the cave’s exit, there was a path leading to a railroad where Tito boarded a train that very unfortunately took him to safety in Jajce.  Tito had been forewarned and evaded capture while the numerically superior partisan forces that now joined the action drove off the SS paratroopers.  Over 800 of the 1,000 German personnel who participated in the operation were killed or wounded. Thus ended one of the bravest exploits of the war. This raid was the basis of the later movie The Dirty Dozen but of course we know that Red Hollywood would manipulate this crusade of crusaders by the simple rewritten change- over from the heroic (Knight) Kurt Rybka and his valiant soldiers to the likes of Lee Marvin and Borgnine.  It is easy to see that the plot of this cinema trash was lifted directly from the Drvar Raid. Substitute the Germans purpose that was to capture or kill the biggest Communist terrorist rodent to the mission of convicted murderers of the lowest animal species out to murder German officers in the most heinous fashion. Of course that is what Hollywood does isn’t it?  Take for example the filthy cinema exercise in murder portrayal named appropriately (Inglorious Bastards). That was the absolute height of an anti-German tirade produced by a ‘Bastard’ named Quentin Tarrantino a scumbag Hollywood director who looks like and acts like Tito himself. The Tito regime killed in cold blood more than 500,000 people besides German soldiers. They murdered those they suspected of collaboration, anti-communists, Ustachi, and even critics.  While he was U.S. President Jimmy Carter highly praised Marshal Tito as a great world leader, an inspiration to his people blah, blah, blah. - -DUH !!!!

Queen Elisabeth that poor old comical figurehead welcomed with red carpet treatment this demon straight from hell with blood still on his claws to England. The silly wench even gave him a Rolls Royce as an official royal gift. A Dingbat personified! So much for the history lesson, suffice to say had the crusading mission of the SS 500 gone off as planned the monstrous Gargoyle would have been prevented from murdering untold thousands and maybe Germania International might have had the opportunity of offering his skinned out hide. Do you suppose I harbor some animosity against this slimy creature? Well I just don’t know where you might get that idea!

The plate measures 10 ½ inches in diameter it has the great depiction done by hand of the paratroopers in combat position. In the center it commemorates the 40th anniversary of the raid and around the edges are the words Drvar-Jugoslavion 1944-1984 at the bottom is the Luftwaffe paratroopers combat badge why Luftwaffe? Because the training of the SS men and the original planning of the raid was all Luftwaffe. On the back of the plate you will see the Luftwaffe eagle with L/35 and the words (Deutsche Hand-malerei) Hand Painted. This is not an item painted in the war years. Still, it is a relic directly influenced by the gallant and valiant epic mission. We have never come across another so we assume it might be unique. But it does stand as a memorial to these brave soldaten of the Reich.

PRICE: $250.00

 

Waffen SS Soldier Print

Waffen SS Soldier Print
Waffen SS Soldier Print
Waffen SS Soldier Print
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Print of Waffen-SS Soldier from the Original Oil by Kreibich (Item WAF 12-28)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful print suitable for framing of a great WWII (1940) painting by J. Kreibich. The artist captures the iron will and resolve of these young warriors who fought and died for their Fatherland and against Asian Bolshevism that threatened the entire west. The Waffen SS was actually formed in 1940 and in 1940 was the true military formation of the larger SS parent organization. It was formed from the SS Verfungstruppe after the campaign in France in 1940. The Waffen SS would become an elite military formation of nearly 600,000 men and by the time the war was over its units would spearhead some of the most crucial battles of WWII.  While its dauntless soldiers would shoulder some of the most terrible and difficult combat operations of all the units of the German military (Wehrmacht).  The soldiers of the Waffen SS numbered in their ranks many foreign volunteers and the service recruited Danes, Swedes, Latvians, Ukrainians, Finns, Russians, even Muslims. It truly was a struggle for Europe and due to the cooperation of Roosevelt and Churchill Uncle Joe’s Communists prevailed. But the memory of the Spartan like stand of the Waffen SS and their brothers in arms will be immortal, and due to them the Reds were prevented from spreading their poison tentacles from the Volga to the coast of France. All Europe and the world would be speaking Russian and Mongol if it were not for these heroes in field grey. The print is a nice size – 1 foot by 16 ½ inches with a white border to facilitate framing. The colors are superb -- normally Germania does not handle new items but here is another exception due to our admiration of the art and the message.

PRICE: $39.00 and postage -- Wenn alle untreu werden so bleiben wir doch treu!

 

 

Waffen-SS

 

Waffen-SS
Note the stamp

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Field-Issued Cigarette Lighter for the Waffen-SS (Item WAF 12-29)

DESCRIPTION: Here is something seldom encountered–an aluminum cigarette lighter. This would never be issued to Allgemeine-SS men as smoking was verboten, but an exception was made for the hard-fighting elite units of the Waffen-SS. There is even a tiny N.S. eagle stamped on the base area where the lighter fluid would be added when screwed off. It’s about 2 ¼ inches long and in fine condition. If you had $100.00 to spend on one you probably could not find one this rare!

PRICE: $78.00: We will try a little harder to discourage smoking.

 

 

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

 

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS
All's done for this partisan

Waffen-SS

Waffen-SS
Surprise!

Waffen-SS
Captured communist flag

Waffen-SS

Cuff Title for the Waffen Grenadier Division “Horst Wessel” (Item WAF 12-30)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a genuine machine-woven (bevo) Waffen-SS enlisted-man’s cuff title for the 18th SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel. This division was comprised mostly of Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans). The letters are clear. The woven material is clearly thin and this, of course, is usual in bevo weaving. The reverse of this title has the correct salt-and-pepper pattern. Each end of this band has some fraying; this is usually expected, especially if the cuff title was worn, but it is full length except for possibly a half inch at the left end. The Horst Wessel Division was mostly used as antipartisan units hunting the motley scum who were murdering German soldiers all over the Balkans. Then later they were sent to the Eastern Front with the exception of one regiment that fought the Slovaks in the National Uprising in August 1944. They fought bravely in the good fight against demons straight from the communist hell! The division, of course, was named after the SA martyr of the NSDAP, Horst Wessel. This dedicated-and-true young storm trooper, who was murdered by the communists, wrote the lyrics to the song “Die Fahne hoch” which became the anthem of the N.S. movement.

PRICE: $1,150.00; a most reasonable price for a rare cuff title

 

 

 

 

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper

 

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper

SS Pancake Flipper
Graduation day at Sonthofen

SS Pancake Flipper
Hitler's reviewing students at Sonthofen

SS Pancake Flipper
Ordensburg/Sonthofen

SS Pancake Flipper
The Ehrenhalle at Sonthofen

SS Pancake Flipper
Interior room of the Ordensburg

SS Pancake Flipper
Mess hall at Ordensburg

SS Pancake Flipper
Graduation day at Sonthofen

SS Pancake Flipper
Ordensburg

 

Pancake Flipper for the Nibelungen Division (Item WAF 12-31; SS 36-12)

DESCRIPTION: This division was formed in March 1945. The entire concept was born at Ordensburg Sonthofen. The idea was to form an elite SS division—even on the eve of the end of the war and ultimate surrender of Germany’s military powers. This group was to be “the elite of the elite.” It was originally meant to be quartered and trained at the Ordensburg Sonthofen, but because of later logistics they were transferred to the SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz. This pancake flipper was one of the kitchen’s tools that were made by Wellner the company that made many of Adolf Hitler’s culinary utensils for the Reichs chancery and the Berghof. The pieces were delivered even at that late stage of the war to the Ordensburg. Many students at Sonthofen became recruits for the corps and when it changed to Bad Tölz many of the staff and students of that Junkerschule were happy to join. The division never consisted of more than 6,000 men. When the move transpired, the unit was given the title of the SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz and then the 38th SS-Grenadier Division Nibelungen. This name was selected by the commander of the cadet school Richard Schulze-Kossens. The name Nibelungen comes from German mythology where in Wagner’s opera it was the name of a lineage of dwarfs. Certainly these stalwart soldiers of the Reich were no dwarfs, but the name had a certain Teutonic charm. Although they experienced only a couple of months as a fighting unit and I am sure they knew the war was lost they still showed bravery on the western front against the Americans. The utilitarian tool we offer has the divisional emblem engraved on it (the winged Wagnerian helmet). On the backside it has the name “Ordensburg Sonthofen” and the Wellner patent mark plus some identifying numerals. It is not silver; it is heavily silver plated and is about 9 inches long and the front blade is 4 inches wide and about 3 inches deep. This is indeed a rare relic from WWII and the struggle to preserve the Fatherland and in fact Europe in general. Meine Ehre heist Treue!

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque

 

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque
SS Cavalry in the Russian campaign

Cavalry Plaque
SS Cavalry in the Russia

Cavalry Plaque
Hermann Fegelein, commander of the
SS Cavalry Corps

Cavalry Plaque

Cavalry Plaque
Gretl and Hermann Fegelien's
wedding reception

Cavalry Plaque
The Führer at the wedding

Cavalry Plaque
The sleeve band of the unit

 

Plaque From the Florian Geyer Cavalry Division (Item WAF 12-32; SS 37-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a really great plaque from the office of -Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein, who commanded this cavalry division on three different tours of duty from April 1942 to January 1944. They fought bravely on the Eastern Front and fought in the Rzhev and the Orel sectors in central Russia until the spring of 1943. They were then involved in internal security and antipartisan duties and chalked up many victories against these murdering criminals. Then, until September 1943, the division was moved to the Southern Front and took part in the German retreat to the Dnieper River. The division was then sent to Hungary in October of 1943 and then posted to Croatia. In April 1944, they returned to Hungary and took part in the hard fighting in Transylvania after the Romanian Front collapsed. The division was trapped in Budapest with the IX SS Mountain Corps when the Reds surrounded the city in December 1944. The Eighth Cavalry Division was then involved in the fierce fighting to hold the city at all cost. They were bravely engaged in hand-to-hand fighting against the vicious Soviets in house-to-house combat. Sadly, the division was destroyed in the Budapest fighting against huge odds favoring the Reds and by the end of the siege only about 800 of these brave soldiers survived out of 30,000 men to reach the German lines. They gave no quarter and received none. (They paid the butchers bill!). But their name will someday receive deserved exoneration for along with all other German soldiers stopping the communist hordes from overrunning all of Europe, their watchword was “Unsere Ehre heist Treue!”; “Our honor is loyalty!” They signed their name in history as the true sons of the Franconian noble knight whose name they proudly bore (Florian Geyer) 1490-1525 who led the “Black Company” during the German Peasants’ War. SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein became Eva Braun’s brother-in-law after his marriage to Eva’s sister, Gretl. He was a member of Adolf Hitler’s personal entourage and he actually created the SS Cavalry division that he commanded. He was an expert horseman and won many top prizes in equestrian contests. For further information about Florian Geyer and Hermann Fegelein go to Item SS 9-3. General Hans Georg Otto Hermann Fegelein has been continually vilified after the war because of his unit’s fight against partisans. During the Pripyat Swamps punitive operation in the Byelorussian SSR in 1941. However, if one were truly aware of the murderous activities of these partisan bastards one might be able to understand why the Waffen-SS troops acted in a very fierce manner when confronted with these maggots. There is much on the internet about him, but be prepared to be read between the lines. We have personally known several Waffen-SS men whose stories about partisan activities would sicken your stomach and make your blood boil. This was war to the hilt! But compared to the heinous degradations of these partisans the SS were Sunday-school participants.

The Plaque

The article is comprised of two metallic plaques mounted on a wooden baseboard shaped like a shield. The two plaques have a metallic pair of runes and underneath is a figure of a horse wreathed in the laurels of victory. Underneath this is a plaque upon which is engraved 8.-Kavallerie Division Florian Geyer and then the four regiments are listed that made up the division: cavalry regiments 15, 16, 17, 18, and to the left see the divisional crest with the horse head and Teutonic sword. Since there is no hanging device on the back of the plaque, we believe its purpose was to sit in a shop case among various horsemanship trophies won by the division. The wooden base piece measures 11 inches tall and 7 ½ inches at its widest point. The horse plaque is 3 ½ inches wide and tall. The divisional plaque is 3 ½ x 2 1/4 inches. Overall, this is a pretty impressive piece from a very impressive elite fighting unit of Germany’s Wehrmacht.

PRICE: $1,800.00

 

Spoons

 

Spoons

Spoons

Spoons

Spoons

Spoons

Spoons

Spoons
The Frikorps Danmark flag

Spoons
Guards at Copenhagen

Spoons
Note the soldier's Danmark patch

Spoons
Frikorps soldier

Spoons
The recruitment headquarters

 

Six Demitasse Spoons from the Casino of the Frikorps- Danmark (Item WAF 12-33)

DESCRIPTION: Here are six demitasse spoons that were once in the headquarters of the Frikorps Danmark (Free Corps, Denmark). The name was a harkening back to the Danish volunteer Frikorps expeditionary force that fought on the side of the white Russians, who fought so valiantly and bravely against the communists in the Russian Civil War post-1917 in the Baltic States. It differed from the other anticommunist volunteer legions which fought alongside their German brothers on the Eastern Front in two basic ways:
1. It was officially sanctioned by the Danish Government and volunteers from the standing Danish Armed Forces were officially allowed to complete their military service in this unit; career soldiers were promised an equivalent rank.
2. It was not sponsored by home-grown Nazi, Fascist, or any political party, but was an official body sponsored by the Danish Government (unlike the Legion Norwegen or Belgium’s Legion Wallonien).
The Frikorps Danmark was announced on June 18, 1941, and was open to men between the ages of 17 and 35. The initial draft of some 480 men, most still in Danish Army uniform, left for Hamburg on July 19, where they framed the 1st Battalion of the new Frikorps and were fitted now with Waffen- uniforms and gear. By the end of 1941, the Frikorps had a strength of 1,104 men. The members wore standard Waffen- kit with distinguishing cuff-band that said “Frikorps Danmark” and a national shield just above this title with the Danish National colors. runes were worn on all ranks’ collar tabs. This unit fought long and hard at the battle of the European at Narwa from April to late August in 1944. There they proved to be a reliable and battle worthy formation. Just like the ancient Spartans at Thermopylae and just as those 300 stalwarts thought their cause to be worth laying down their lives for so did these young Waffen- men think the cause of stopping the Red hordes was all as noble. They fought on the banks of the Oder River and in Berlin were attached to the SS-Panzer Division Wiking at war's end and unfortunately most perished somewhere near Vienna on the southeast Ostfront. It is estimated that almost all gave their lives in the epic struggle against the Red serpent. Most of the surviving soldiers were sentenced to long prison terms when they returned from the horrible war. Of those Danes that fell into Russian captivity the last one returned home in 1955. If there is any judgment that can be made from what I have imparted here it would have to be that no matter the lip service spewed from those who would accuse them of all sorts of heinous behavior the actual fact is that the men who joined the Waffen- invariably represented the very best human material that their respective countries had to offer. There is no way to actually categorize them individually since they came from all different classes and backgrounds sharing only one common denominator: love of their country and continent. It is fair to say that the European volunteers left a mark on the battlefields of the Eastern Front far out of proportion to their actual numbers. They fought the good fight and they alone will someday reap the final glory. Why does not all of Europe speak Russian today? Well, thank the Waffen- and the other Germanic soldiers who pushed back Stalin and the greatest horror imaginable that threatened the West.

The Spoons

They are silver, and they are petite, a little over 4 inches long. They are little Danish nationalists by their very nature because they bear the names of many of Denmark’s famous cities, monuments, and castles. As their theme, each has different and unusual names such as: Nykobingsj, Skagens Gren, Ro, Bornholm, Hadsund, and Skive. The monuments and castles are clearly shown at the top of each spoon along with some oak-leaf design on the backside. On the top of each spoon are runes deeply set in a black background. There are lightly stamped manufactures’ logos some showing a lighthouse while others are somewhat different. The headquarters of the Danish Frikorps was in Copenhagen where there was an officers’ casino where officers would experience R&R. These spoons are one of several sets that besides being used, were also sold to the volunteers as souvenirs of their service. We offer all six as a set for one price; a memento of courage, loyalty, and love of our beloved and sacrosanct West.

PRICE: $500.00

 

 

 

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