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Poem
Pianist

 

 

 

Latvian Silver Bracelet

Latvian Silver Bracelet

 

Watch
Note the metal weaving.

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The Runic SS

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Intricate fasteners

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Watch
Silver marks

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The backside

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Typical Latvian jeweler-made ring.
Compare the style.

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Another typical Latvian-style piece of jewelry

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Typical Latvian-style piece of jewelry

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Typical Latvian-style piece of jewelry

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Typical Latvian-style piece of jewelry

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Latvian Legion Day—2008

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Veterans of the legion on Legion Day

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Typical faces of the dissenters (Pretty, isn’t he?)

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Heroes of the SS Latvian Legion

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WWII Latvian poster

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“I lovingly remember Grandfather’s fight against communism.
God bless him and his brave comrades.”

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Flower tributes to the heroes

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At the anti-Bolshevik front--1945

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Red dissenters

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The awarding of the Iron Cross

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Latvian SS brothers and patriots

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Our grandfathers fought the good fight

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The spirit of the volunteers

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Men of the Latvian SS Legion

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The legion proudly marches to battle against Bolshevism

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Legion ceremony--1944

 

Latvian Legion Silver Bracelet (Rare!) (Item WAF 14-2 & AXIS 5-23)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a true rarity; a beautiful bracelet wrought in silver and executed in the traditional style and artistic and characteristic genre of the Latvian-jeweler’s art. The Latvian Legion was a formation of the Waffen-SS created in 1943, and consisted primarily of ethnic Latvian conscripts. It was an elite unit of the best of the Waffen-SS volunteers and it was administratively subordinated to the VI-SS Volunteer Corps. They fought bravely and effectively as SS-Shutzmannschaft (auxiliary police battalions) who had engaged in antipartisan duties. The division commanders and most of the staff were German SS officers, but the individual combat regiments were typically commanded by Latvian officers. The Latvian Legion consisted of 87, 550 men and another 23,000 Latvians were serving as Wehrmacht auxiliaries. They fought bravely in several battles against the Russians such as at the siege of Leningrad, Novgorod, and the Velikaya River battles and many other bloody engagements. They fought in their native Latvia in 1944, and in the Courtland Picket in 1944 and 1945. They were warriors personified and some of them fought the Soviets as “forest brothers” up to 10 years after the war. Today, they are practically the only former Europeans who fought along their Waffen-SS comrades who proudly march on the 16th to 18th of March to commemorate and remember the young volunteers who donned the SS uniform and fought the “good fight” against Bolshevism. This is called the Latvian Legion Day and many old veterans of the legion and their sons and grandsons march proudly regardless of the slings and arrows of present day communists and sickening liberals. I hope that future generations go on honoring their heroes and “the devil take the opposition.”

The Silver Bracelet

This bracelet is 7 ½ inches long when opened and unclasped. The design is typical of the people’s art of the nation of Latvia whose history begins in about 9000 BC, and down through the centuries the people of that nation contributed to the high art of silver-jewelry making that many skilled artists developed over the centuries. Even today, Europeans love the fine detailing and expression of Latvia’s rich, artistic traditions of gold and silver in producing copies of ancient jewelry originally found by archaeologists and on to art deco styles (some shown here). This bracelet is done in the highest form of the ancient art with a band formed of alternately placed links painstakingly formed by hand that are framed by silver, interwoven rope-style bands. The clasps are ingeniously formed with traditional Latvian design and fit together (lock tight) with similar design at each side of the central design and as for that central design it is fitting that this is the Germanic SS runic symbol so loved by the Latvian volunteers who served beside their German brothers in the anti-Bolshevik cause. The entire bracelet is crafted by a Latvian artist, but the silver came from a German source with the silver content number seen as “925” on the clasp. We do not know if the bracelet was worn by a Latvian legionnaire, or was a gift to a German SS-Kriegskamerad. In any case, it’s a beautiful relic of that war for civilization that unfortunately was betrayed by the Allied Forces who stood by "Uncle Joe" and his bands of Red hellions. “Unsere Ehre heist Treue!

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Watch

Watch
Wehrmacht NCO wearing the General Assault Badge

 

Watch

Watch

Watch

Watch
General Assault Badge

 

Pocket Watch formally owned by an -Totenkopf Soldier who fought in Russia (Item WAF 14-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a large pocket watch of unknown origin (perhaps Russian). It is probably from Tsarist times. We know nothing about watches as to their functioning or even to what particular time or era this one might have belonged to. What we do know is the watch must have had an appeal for the Waffen-SS soldier of the Death’s Head Division because he might have taken it from a Red prisoner, who didn’t really need it anymore! The SS Landser thought enough of it to have the back cover engraved with a depiction of the General Assault Badge that he had undoubtedly earned in combat on the Eastern Front. The depiction of that badge is near faultless with exacting detail. Above the badge it says “WAFFEN-SS” and below it says: “3. SS Pz. Div.-‘Totenkopf’Andenken am Krieg in Russland 1941.” (“In memory of the war in Russia 1941.”). So, you can see the importance of this watch is not so much of its being a watch. No, rather, it’s the prestigious importance of its being a rare and greatly important piece of the massive heroic campaign to eradicate evil Communism from the face of the earth. Unfortunately, because of the intervention of the so-called democracies, this noble effort failed. Let this watch be a testimony to the courage of the Waffen-SS heroes who gave their all. The watch functions to perfection.

PRICE: $1,200.00

 

Poster

Poster

Poster

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Helmet

Poster to Encourage Enlistment in the Italian Waffen-SS Legion (Item WAF 14-4; IFAS 4-22)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a large poster measuring 17 x 24 inches (43 x 61 cm). We have seen reproductions on paper of this poster, but in sizes 12 x 17 (30.5 x 61 cm). This is obviously an original and comes from the captured enemy propaganda archives in Moscow. This is what we were told by the Russian collector whom we were able to buy some from. They are obviously different than the inferior repros out there. This poster is on hard-stock poster paper as originals always were. This is so different from the silly Xerox-type cheap copies pushed by other sites.

The Poster

Here is depicted a soldier of the Italian Waffen-SS Division which encourages young Italians to enlist in the corps. It states translated: “For enlistment in the Legion-Honor, Fidelity, Courage.” The soldier depicted makes the three fingered salute that was used by the Italian Fascists. The salute gesture was based on an ancient Roman gesture. The poster is in good condition except that it was folded in half for many years and in fact was double folded and this shows in the middle of the picture, but it can easily be straightened out with the tender, loving care of the new owner (collector). Down in the left corner there are letters and numerals that read “1.FR.08 Ital.” This is a very dramatic and rare poster, and a *prodigiously important relic.

Please ignore the white background under the poster; it is only a backdrop and is not with the poster.

PRICE: $450.00

 

Clothing

Clothing
Wehrmacht NCO wearing the General Assault Badge

 

Clothing

Clothing

Clothing

 

Waffen-SS Clothes Brush (Item WAF 14-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is something seldom encountered; a little clothes brush that would be part of an officer’s kit and locker piece. It has the runic symbol and some writing partially worn off but the words “der Waffen-SS Krakau” can still be clearly seen. On the side of the handle it says “Reine Borste” (“Pure Bristle”). This item is certainly not a great SS dagger, but was still an important item to the resplendent SS man’s uniform.

PRICE: $150.00

 

Doll

Doll

 

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

Doll

 

Original Model of a Panzer Officer (Item WAF 14-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is an original creation of a figure of a Waffen-SS Panzer officer. It’s from the collection of an old German soldier, who had inherited several of such figures from an even-older German soldier. This is definitely not a GI Joe-type modern production! The hands and face were carved from wood—obviously by someone who knew what he was doing! It’s clear that the clothing is painstakingly handmade as no artistic license is indulged in here. Every piece is accurate almost beyond belief and in a beautiful cloth dressing. The binoculars and the P-38 holster are wonderfully depicted using leather and wood. The figure came to us without the wooden base and we had one made and mounted to it. According to the shoulder boards and collar tabs, the rank of our panzer soldier appears to be that of SS-Oberfeldwebel. He wears the Iron Cross First Class and has the proper Meine Ehre heist Treue belt buckle. He also wears the proper special-issue shoes worn by armored personnel. He stands about 14 inches high not counting the base. Again, this is not a Chinese-made model, but a completely handcrafted, period antique and a treasure of a great collectable personified.

PRICE: $450.00

 

Compact

Compact
SS Cavalry—Florian Geyer troopers

 

Compact
The dedication

Compact

Compact
The horse design

Compact
The F.G. logo and date on backside

Compact
Inscription with unit markings

Compact
Opened case

 

Powder Compact Gifted by a Waffen-SS Cavalryman to his Sweetheart in 1942 (Item WAF 14-7)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a beautiful little gift from a member of Hermann Fegelein’s Florian Geyer Division of the German Cavalry. This was the most famous of the equestrian troops of Germany. The man known as “Hans” presented this silver compact to his “Allerliebste” (most-favorite girl) Greta, and the inscription goes on to say that this is “In memory of his service on the Eastern Front.” Below this dedication is a horse’s head within a horseshoe in high relief and below this is a rather complicated added figure in gold (“Real Gold”) and we figure it is something the SS trooper probably liberated from a Russian religious article. On the backside of the piece, the trooper shows his regimental identity in the Third Squadron of the SS-Reiterregiment 1 of the Eighth SS Cavalry Division “Florian Geyer.” Under this is the divisional symbol with horsehead and sword and under this the date is shown as “1942.” The compact is octagon shaped and measures 3 x 3 inches all around. It is a half-inch deep. The famed Florian Geyer 8th Cavalry Division was formed in 1942 from a cadre of the SS Cavalry Brigade which was involved in anti-Partisan (bandits) operations inside the front line. It continued with the pacification operations (mop up) in the occupied Soviet Union. About 40 percent of the division were Danube Swabian from Siebenbürgen (Transylvania). The training and replacement battalion of the 8th SS Cavalry Division were involved in suppressing the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising. In March 1944, the division was named after Florian Geyer, the Franconian nobleman who led the Black Company during the German Peasants’ War of the 1500s. Between April 1942 and January 1944 (off and on again) the unit was under the command of SS-Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein. The compact is in very good condition with one small dent on the reverse side under the word “Geyer” or at 4:00 on a clock dial. This is a very rare and historically important piece of history.

PRICE: $1,450.00

 

 

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring
Note the nice teeth.

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring

Ring
-Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich wears the Honor Ring

Ring
-Obergruppenführer Bouhler wears the Honor Ring

Ring

Ring
Reichsführer-SS Himmler wearing the Totenkopf ring

Ring
The oath that was given to the recipients of the honor ring.

Genuine, Mint-condition Honor Ring (Totenkopf) Presented by the Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler (Boyle Certification Included) (Item WAF 14-8; SS 38-6)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an SS Honor Ring in mint condition in size 9¾. The skull and runic symbols are highly defined with outstanding relief on the exterior and the teeth on the skull remain intact and sharply defined. There is a very visible seam below the skull. The name of the recipient is “Achatz,” but we cannot find any reference to him. Don Boyle says this is often the case. Inside the ring is engraved “S. lb. (Seinem Lieben) Achatz 21.12.43,” and then a facsimile signature of the Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler. Again, this ring is very exceptional because of its fantastic condition. Seldom does one this fine ever show up. Don Boyle, the author of SS Totenkopf H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945, has said of these rings: “This has to be the most-sought-after item of the Third Reich,” and we know that they are rare in that they were bestowed upon carefully and specially selected members of the SS according to very specific criteria. The item that was considered the most treasured item an SS man could win was “der Ehrenring.” It was treasured even beyond the SS honor sword and chained officer dagger. Around the body of the ring are the classic Armanen runes. On the top is the skull (Totenkopf) that was a "reminder at all times to be willing to risk the life of ourselves for the life of the whole.” Then comes the sig rune (Siegrune-symbol of victory) followed by the Hagel rune (symbol of “unshakeable faith” in Nazi philosophy), the Hakenkreuz (swastika), and the double rune employing the SS runes and proficiency arrow known as the Heilszeichen (sign of salvation). One of the things that made these rings so extremely rare was that when any SS member retired or died the ring had to be returned and stored in a chest in the SS Wewelsburg Order castle. This was meant to be a memorial to symbolize the ongoing membership of even the deceased in the order of the SS. Himmler ordered that further manufacture and awards of the ring were to be halted in 1944. He then ordered that all the remaining rings—around 12,000 of them—be blast-sealed inside a hill near Wewelsburg. To find one like this in such marvelous condition is an extremely rare discovery and so seldom accomplished. We are truly proud of this one. The ring with Boyle’s certification are quite reasonably priced.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Plaque

Plaque

Plaque

Plaque

Plaque

Plaque

Plaque

Plaque
SS enlisted man’s belt buckle with motto

Plaque
SS officer's buckle with SS motto

Plaque
SS dagger with the SS motto

Meine Ehre heist Treue! (My Honor is Loyalty!) Hand-carved Desk Plaque (Item WAF 14-9, SS 38-7; ART 18-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is an absolutely beautiful example of the woodcarver’s art. It was possibly done by hand in the Black Forest . . . or . . . was it done by machine? Regardless, it shows fantastic ingenuity. No one who has seen it can actually make an educated guess as to the procedure used. It is absolutely incredible. I personally believe it was carved by hand, or machine by a master carver and it was presented and used on the desks of high-ranking SS officers, probably on Heinrich Himmler’s staff. The words are the official motto of the SS going back into the 1920s, and these Allgemeine-SS and Waffen-SSmen lived by this oath even to the death! These were also the words on the blades of the SS daggers. The carving on its wooden base is 17 inches long and the base is 2 inches wide. The capital letters are about 1½ inches high, while the small letters are about an inch high. The piece is in perfect shape throughout and is stunning in its beauty. This is Germanic SS art at its zenith and is a real treasure with iconic meaning.

PRICE: $2,500.00

 

Mess Hall Porcelain

 

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

 

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain

Mess Hall Porcelain
Mess hall bedecked for Christmas

SS Mess Hall Porcelain (Four-Piece Group) (0) (Item WAF 14-10; MESSHALLPORC 1-0; SS 38-11)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an absolutely incredible find! We purchased recently a very large grouping of mess hall china to include pieces from the services of the Luftwaffe, Army, Navy, and Deutsches Work Front. Among them are four incredible pieces from the Waffen-SS. They are all marked on their bottoms “-Reich.” The porcelain pieces for the SS dining halls were always marked this way regardless of what particular SS unit they were issued to. The Leibstandarte, the Totenkopf Div., Deutschland, Germania, das Reich all had the same markings rather than individually named units being separately issued. The famed porcelain firm of Bauscher Weiden in Weiden, Bavaria, manufactured almost all of these beautiful mess hall pieces. This has been a major porcelain-producing firm since 1881. Besides making heavy industrial dinner pieces for many years they provided wares for the German military through WWI and WWII. Its chinaware is known for its durability. The pieces could be dropped from a dinner table and survive; the construction is that heavy. We offer a grouping in which all the pieces have the “-Reich” marking under the glaze, plus the Bauscher Weiden logo.

The group consists of:
1. A large meat platter 16 x 10½ inches
2. A small dessert or vegetable dish 6½ inches in diameter
3. A deep-dish soup bowl 9 inches in diameter
4. A magnificent gravy boat. The serving-unit bowl is permanently attached to the platter. The platter measures 9½ x 6 inches and the gravy bowl is about 9 inches long and 4½ inches across.

All the pieces are in fine, unchipped condition. There are a few really tiny spots that all porcelain gets after 75-80 years. After all, German mess hall china is pretty, but is not made for the Imperial Palace dinner in Berlin. We are selling this group as a set only—we will not break it up. Buying it this way will save you many dollars because individually they would be much more expensive. For example, true individual values:
Gravy boat $450
Large meat platter $450
Small dessert plate $200
Soup bowl $250
Total: $1,350.00

Our price for ALL is $1,000.00. This is surely a bargain for absolute rarities such as this.

 

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

 

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving
Clams/barnacles?

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving

Eagle Carving
SS volunteer in Norway

Eagle Carving
Norwegian Waffen-SS in 1942

Eagle Carving
Soldier of the Waffen-SS Division Nordland

Eagle Carving
Banner of the Norske Legion

Eagle Carving
Norwegian SS recruiting poster

Eagle Carving
Sea eagle preparing to swoop in for the kill

Carved Sea Eagle from an Unit in Norway (Item WAF 14-11; SS 38-12; EAGLE 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: The noble sea eagle has been a revered symbol of the Viking Norse warriors in Norway and Sweden for centuries. This (der Seeadler) was emblazoned on their shields and often on the frontal sail of their long ships. The bird had sacred connotations to these brave raiders. Likewise, the 15,000 men of the Norwegian volunteer forces and Wehrmacht recruits highly honored this magnificent predator. It is strange, however, that not one of the uniform insignia reveals depictions of this bird because in National Socialist Germany the eagle is predominant on practically everything. It is noted here that at a certain antique store in Germany an old woman had brought a large package that was being carried by her grandson. It contained a curious wooden sculpture. One year earlier she had promised our picker that she would bring “next year” a very precious item owned by her late husband who was a volunteer in the Waffen-SS Division “Viking” and early on had been a member of a Norwegian fascist party, Nasjonal Samling (N.S. for National Unity). Unknown to us but revealed later was the fact that among the recent recruits at that time there was a small but elite unit known as the Headquarters #4 of the Norske Legion, known also as Frontkjempermerke. So great was the spirit within them concerning the fight for Norway and Europe that they celebrated by establishing a communal barracks that was beautifully furnished with such things as carved Viking-era chairs, dragon ships on maneuver, and this wonderful carved Seealder with runic SS insignia. When these men went to war first as the Norske Legion the lady’s husband who had assisted in the carving made sure to take a wonderful carving of the Norse God Wotan, a magnificent huge Viking chair, and the carved sea eagle back to his home and it stayed there in their possession for the last 70-plus years. The lady wanted to keep all the other items, but consented to let the Seeadler go and that is how we came to own it today. The carving is nothing short of phenomenal; possibly the best wood sculpturing we have ever seen. Norwegian woodcarvers are world renowned to be the equal to the craftsmen of Germany’s Black Forest.

The Eagle

The feathers of the chest and wings are incredibly real looking. This is a “regal eagle” indeed from beak to claw. We believe he was used as a hanging device for coats of the officers because of the hooklike branches; six in all that extend from the carving above. There are clam-shaped objects, but probably are barnacles. They are seen butting up against the wreath that contains the runes. Please look carefully at our images and take in the beautiful detail of the work—every feather is really a separate art piece. The bird is fairly large, measuring from its bottom branch hook to the top of its head at 21 inches and from the right branch to the left it measures 35 inches. The wingtips from side to side measure 21 inches across. There is a metal ring on the back that was used by the original owners to suspend it on a wall. It is obviously unique and certainly historically important to the history of the foreign volunteers of the Waffen-SS. Footnote: These large raptors are commonly known sea eagles or white-tailed eagles. In Norway, the locals refer to it as the sea eagle; hence, Seeadler (havørn in Norwegian). More than half of their population is in Norway. Except in the extreme north of the country, these birds are year-round residents there. Some are found in sizeable populations in Greenland and Germany. They have the largest wingspan of any eagle and are closely related to the bald eagle. They build their nests on coastal cliffs. Food is usually fish, but sea eagles are opportunistic and will eat mammals and other birds. It is certainly reasonable and even obvious to see that the Norge units would admire and gravitate to using this magnificent bird for the mascot of their particular corps. This creature is like the organization, itself—the elite of the species.

PRICE: $4,500.00.

 

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

 

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet

Bayonet
Front side

Bayonet
Front side

Bayonet
Front side

Bayonet
Other side

Bayonet
Other side

Bayonet
Other side

Bayonet
Other side

Bayonet

Engraved K98 Combat Bayonet (Item WAF 14-12)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a K98 bayonet that is engraved to the famous 32nd SS Volunteer Grenadier Division known as “30 Januar.” The division was named after the date when the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler gained power in January 30, 1933. It was comprised of the 86th Volunteer Grenadier Regiment “Schill” and the 87th SS Volunteer Regiment “Falke” and the 88th (83rd) SS Volunteer Grenadier Regiment. One of the division leaders was SS-Standartenführer Johannes-Rudolf Mühlenkamp. The unit mark was a shield with an arrow pointing upwards. The division was formed late in the war, January 1945, in Kumark out the remains of several units of the Kampfgruppe Kumark. The division headquarters’ members and soldiers were brought from several SS schools. The division was sent to the Front after being trained for a short period of time. They suffered great losses on the Oder Front. One part of the division was at the same time battling in the Fürstenberg Heer. The other part was battling south in Berlin. Some of the survivors surrendered in May 1945, to the US troops in Tangermünde.

The Bayonet

These bayonets when found are quite beautiful having been lightly silver-plated in their grip sections. The engraving, or etching, is quite beautiful. The bayonets have been quite controversial, but the general belief is that proud veterans of some of the SS divisions had their personal bayonets engraved like this by an expert who excelled at doing this in the 1950s. The grips are in Bakelite with the typical handsome-looking slashes. The pommel over the slot was marked with the divisional insignia. The blade on the obverse side reads “32 SS Grenadier Division-“30 Januar-“.” On the reverse side, is the typical motto of the SS: “Meine Ehre heisst Treue” followed by a swastika. The condition of this one is very good and it seems to be possibly unique from this particular battle group.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Poster

Poster

Original Poster for an SS Polizei Division (Item WAF 14-13)

DESCRIPTION: This poster is very dramatic looking showing a lineup of steel-helmeted men of the “4 SS Polizei Panzergrenadierdivision.” Under these words is the “Z” in a shield regimental division symbol. The words across the top are “SS – es ist Kraft!” (“SS is Strength!”). The men carry K-98 rifles. The poster has the name of the artist, Gottfried Klein, in the lower-right corner. In the left corner it says, “4 Panzer Division SS 39-091-22-10.” The poster is a bit stained here and there but still dramatically neat. It has been folded in half and the folding line is fairly pronounced. Width is 34 inches and the length is 24. This is quite nice and historically important.

PRICE: $450.00.

 

Poster

Poster
Listing of titles of the various Belgian SS units

Recruitment Poster for the Belgium Waffen- Calling for Recruits for the Standard “Westland” and the Legion Flandern (Item WAF 14-14; AXIS 5-24)

DESCRIPTION: This fantastic poster depicts the face of an SS volunteer from the Legion Flandern. Underneath the handsome face of the SS soldier is a large exclamation (Flandern OP!). Words below list the various SS groups and the recruitment office is in Antwerp. Below the large expression is seen the shield of the Belgium SS which is a rampant lion. The poster is almost in mint condition except for some damage at the top left-hand corner where it had been folded in the past. The poster measures 34 inches long by 21 wide. This is very dramatic looking and a fitting memorial to the bravery of these stalwart heroes.

PRICE: $750.00.

 

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull
Missing wreath

Carved Skull
Symbol of the Death's Head Division

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull

Carved Skull
Theodor Eike, Comandant SS-Totenkopf

Stupendous Find! Carved Wooden Skull from the 3rd SS Panzer Division “Totenkopf” (Item WAF 14-15; SS 38-21)

DESCRIPTION: Totenkopf (Death’s Head) was an elite division both in its prewar service in the Black Allgemeine-SS as the Totenkopf Verband and later the with the 3rd SS Panzer Division “Totenkopf.” The latter distinction was granted when the unit was formed in October 1939. The Totenkopf Division had close ties to the camp service and its members. When first formed, 6,500 men from the SS-Totenkopfverbände were transferred into the Totenkopf Division. The Totenkopf was initially formed from concentration-camp guards of the 1st (Oberbayern), 2nd (Brandenburg), and 3rd (Thuringen) Standarten regiments of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, and men from the SS Heimwehr “Danzig.” Members of other SS militias were also transferred into the division in early 1940. The division had officers from the SS-Verfügungstruppe (SS-VT), of whom many had already seen action in Poland. The division was commanded by SS-Obergruppenführer Theodor Eicke, who was one of the key figures in the development of the concentration-camp system. Later, during the war, he was known to his Waffen-SS soldiers, who revered him, as (“Papa Eicke”). At the time of the Battle of France, the division was actually equipped with ex-Czech weapons. In subsequent battles, however, the division was provided with state-of-the-art equipment far superior to what the regular army was issued. Theodor Eicke commanded the unit from November 1939 to July 1941. At that later date a spotter aircraft in which he was the official chief observer crashed and Eicke was killed on the Eastern Front during the Third battle of Kharkov. The men of the division fought bravely on all fronts. Yes, they committed some atrocities, but perhaps no more than were committed by their foes; Russians, Brits, and even Americans. It should be duly noted that no hands were squeaky clean in this the“BAD WAR.” You can look “Totenkopf” at your favorite search engine; be sure to have your read-between-the-lines glasses on and remember the victors always write the history of the war.

The Death Skull—“Totenkopf

The skull is 100-percent life size and in amazing proportion and has quite an admirable anatomy, so perfect that if it were painted white one would take it for a true human skull (frighteningly realistic). It is mounted on a black, wooden plinth consisting of two fine tiers. Emerging the top of the highest tier is a steel shaft on which the skull is firmly supported. The measurement from the very bottom of the wooden plinth to the crown top of the skull is roughly 17 inches. The measurements of the skull are equal to the measurement of the average human head. The bottom tier of the plinth is about 4 inches high and 25 inches wide across the frontal view, while the top tier is about 3 inches high and 4 inches wide. The skull is entirely hand carved by an artist who was an absolute master woodcarver, and had a great clinical knowledge of the human anatomy, as well. Just the work on the teeth alone is illustrative of the artist’s great accomplishment and his keen and exact perspectives. We believe this masterwork was originally presented in November 1939, and we believe it was destined to adorn the desk of SS-Obergruppenführer and general of the Waffen-SS Theodor Eicke, to commemorate his gaining command of “TOTENKOPF” that later was the famed 3rd SS Panzer Division "Totenkopf." There are silver letters spelling out “Totenkopf” on the face of the bottom and a set of runes on the upper tier. Obviously, there was a wreath around the runes at one time, but is now missing.

PRICE: No longer available; traded off for other historically important items

 

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons

Collector Silverware Spoons
Young fighters of the SS-Heimwehr Danzig

Collector Silverware Spoons
The SS-Heimwehr Danzig in action

Collector Silverware Spoons
The SS-Heimwehr Danzig cuff title

Collector Silverware Spoons
An officer of the SS-Heimwehr Danzig

Collector Silverware Spoons
A soldier of the SS-Heimwehr Danzig

Collector Silverware Spoons
Standard of the SS-Heimwehr Danzig

Collector Silverware Spoons

Cased Set of Souvenir Spoons from -Heimwehr Danzig (Item WAF 14-16; COLLECTORSPOONS 1-1)

DESCRIPTION: The SS-Heimwehr Danzig was formed in June 1939, when the senate of Danzig decided to create a defense force. Himmler volunteered to raise it and SS-Sturmbann Goetze, of SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 4 Ostmark, was transferred from Berlin. The Sturmbann was reinforced by an antitank company (Panzerabwehr-Lehrsturm der SS-Totenkopfstandarten) and 500 volunteers from Danzig. SS-Heimwehr Danzig was formally raised on 18 August 1939, and consisted of 1,550 men. The Volksdeutsche (ethnic Germans) in Danzig founded the 1,550-man strong Heimwehr Danzig (Danzig Militia). On 1 September 1939, German troops attacked Poland. The Heimwehr Danzig took part under German Army command and in the process captured the Polish post office that had been taken over by numerous Communist party members and partisans who with heavy armament decided to use this building as a last redoubt. The soldiers of the Heimwehr Danzig had vivid recollection of the horrible recent massacre of the German citizens at the Polish village of Bromberg and elsewhere. The massacre event was remembered as “Bloody Sunday” by the Danzigers and they were not about to negotiate with these bastards. After fifteen hours of intensive combat ensued the SS won the day! During the attacks, the German forces used 75-mm, and 105-mm artillery and flamethrowers against the defenders The SS-Heimwehr Danzig participated also in the attack of the Danzig Westerplatte and already was considered a part of the 3rd SS-Totenkopf Division then forming under Theodor Eicke. Later, it provided coast-guard services in Danzig. It fought in interior Danzig during the invasion of Poland and was formed II. and part of III./SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Regiment 3 of the SS-Totenkopf-Division. Regardless of the fact that their official prewar training was not as intensive as the central-based Waffen-SS divisions, they certainly showed their steel and courage in battle and richly deserved their inclusion in SS-Totenkopf. The return of Danzig’s being such an important goal of N.S. Germany, the German public rather romanticized the Heimwehr Danzig and this beautiful set of six pieces. They are in fine coin silver. This set was found in Poland and has the maker’s mark obliterated. WHY?? We don’t know. It could be that the company still exists and there could have been some sort of patent question. We will never know. The case within has a picture of buildings in the old state of Danzig now within Poland. The spoons individually measure about five inches long. They have the enameled seal of the old state of Danzig (two crosses and a crown). Underneath this is the swastika. On the back of each spoon is engraved “SS-Heimwehr Danzig.” They are certainly beautiful and rare. The next time you enjoy a lovely cup of tea you can stir it while remembering the turbulent times of old and being hopeful that when sanity prevails, Danzig, not Gdansk, will be returned to awakened Reich.

PRICE: $350.00

 

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model Soldier

Model German Waffen- Grenadier (Item WAF 14-17)

DESCRIPTION: This is a handmade model of a Waffen-- grenadier who has clutched in his hand an MG 42 machine gun. This is no GI Joe doll. This guy is entirely handmade. The Canadian master craftsman who made this piece put a lot of intensive work and time into it. Incredibly, he sews and applies the correct clothing fitted to excellent proportion. The bread bag, the gas mask, the canteen were all his personal artistry applied after exhaustive hours (days, weeks). The shoes are so realistic as to show mud accumulated in the field of battle. The perfection of the field camo-covered helmet is phenomenal. Talk about patience, would you believe that every bullet the model wears was individually hand carved?–WOW! The face and hands were done with the particularly lost art of paper mache. The MG 42 weapon is also hand carved and accurate in the extreme. So, dear collector, what would be the real collectable? a Chinese plastic soldier stamped out by the thousands or a one-of-a-kind model done once and there is not another anywhere? Unique and beyond neat!!!

PRICE: $150.00

 

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Bread Plate

Bread Plate

Bread Plate

Bread Plate

Bread Plate

Bread Plate
Patch and cuff title of the SS Volunteer Division "Langemarck"

Bread Plate

Bread Plate
Insignia of the SS Volunteer Division "Langemarck"

Bread Plate

Bread Plate

Bread Plate

Bread Plate
Soldier of the SS Volunteer Division "Langemarck"

Commemorative Bread Plate from the 27th Waffen -Volunteer Grenadier Division “Langemarck” (Item WAF 14-18; BRE 1-10)

DESCRIPTION: The 27th SS Volunteer Division “Langemarck” was a German Waffen-SS division comprising volunteers of Flemish background and was employed chiefly on the Eastern Front, first in Ukraine in early 1944, then participating with a crack combat group in Estonia along the Tannenberg Line in the summer of 1944. Members fought alongside other European Waffen-SS volunteers subordinate to III.SS-Pz. Korps; covering themselves with glory and suffering heavy losses. After transformation into a division, "Langemarck" participated in the final fighting on the Pomeranian and Oder fronts, continuing to fight under extreme conditions, and always loyal in holding their assigned positions, and counterattacking whenever possible. Most of the Flemish volunteers were able to surrender to the Anglo-American forces, thus escaping capture by the Russians. If only all the brave men who as Europeans fought together against the Bolshevik menace had survived, the world would be a better place (author’s opinion). Where is the Waffen- now that we have Antifa terrorists sowing violence and mayhem in our streets and our universities?

The Bread Plate

This is another woodworker’s masterpiece measuring 15 inches in diameter. The three-armed swastikas, which was the insignia of the -Langemarck Grenadier Division, is seen in the center of the carved three horsehead artistic motif. The horsehead comes from Flemish antiquity and is often seen displayed on shields and sword blades having belonged to knights of ancient times and on early religious trappings as well. The horses represented fidelity, honor, and allegiance to one’s fatherland.

PRICE: $750.00; extremely rare!

 

Medal

Medal
SS-Standartenführer Léon Degrelle wears his Iron Cross First Class

Medal

Medal

Medal

Medal

WWII Iron Cross Medal First Class (Item WAF 14-19; WEHR 35-9; LUFT 23-4)

DESCRIPTION: The Iron Cross medal was perhaps one of the most historically noteworthy military awards in Nazi Germany. It already held a venerable place in German history that dated back to 1813, and the rule of King Friedrich Wilhelm III, before Adolf Hitler added a prominent swastika to it in 1939. There were three versions of the Iron Cross during the period of the Third Reich: Iron Cross Second Class, Iron Cross First Class, and the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross or simply, the Knight’s Cross. The First Class and Second Class medals shared the same dimensions, measuring 44mm in width and height. The larger Knight’s Cross measured 48mm in width and height. All three versions of the Iron Cross were emblazoned with the date “1939” at the bottom. Of the three medals, the Iron Cross Second Class was most common, while the Iron Cross First Class was awarded much more sparingly. The Knight’s Cross was only awarded to the most exemplary soldiers and as such it is very rare to find an original one today. The first class piece that we offer here is 100 percent original and is as nice as or nicer than the best ever offered on the web. The numeral “16” is stamped into the pin on the back and this indicates that it was produced by the firm Steinhauer & Lück. So, if you’re looking for one of the best out there, this is the one for you.

PRICE: $296.00

 

 

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