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Exceptional condition and rare SS Sturmfahne I/104

245SO1 - Exceptional condition and rare SS Sturmfahne I/104. This rare flag measures 120 x 140 cm's and features the unit's designation on the black canton in the upper left corner. The the chain-stitched roman numeral "I" designates the Sturm while the arabic " 104" the Standarte. The rectangular canton field is bordered with aluminum twistcord piping. Sturmfahne standards were first displayed in 1933 and were employed until September 1940. It is estimated that approximately 700 were produced. The flag presents a multi-piece constructed canted swastika on the white central disc. The flag is bordered on three sides with second pattern fringe that features alternating silver and black threads. The hoist side retains all seven RZM marked M3/40/39 rings. The Sturmfahne was generally carried by a senior NCO who wore a specifically designed bandoleer in which the flag was carried. I was an honor to be selected to be the standard bearer. Of further importance, rarity aside, is the original machine sewn SS RZM tag. SS Standarte 104 was installed November 15, 1938 and located in Troppau, Sudetenland. It is believed all SS Standarten Sturmfahne were consecrated by Adolf Hitler in these early pre-war days. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 12,000.  More Photos

Circa 1936 Prussian Polizei bugle banner

2311SO1 - Circa 1936 Prussian Polizei bugle banner. This embroidered silk banner measures approximately 15 x 26 inches not including the silver metallic 1.5 inch fringe border. The obverse side displays the Prussian eagle with a central swastika. The reverse presents the central swastika and the national eagle in the upper left corner area. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 6000.  More Photos

Rare Kriegsmarine awards, documents and photographs grouping of Kapitanleutnant Erwin Leesten

2311SO1 - Rare Kriegsmarine awards, documents and photographs grouping of Kapitanleutnant Erwin Leesten of "M31 and later Chef of the 67. Vorpostenflottille. This incredible grouping includes Kplt. Leesten's German Cross in Gold and award document dated 9. August 1944 and signed with an original signature of Grossadmiral Donitz, and earlier promotion documents signed by then Grossadmiral Raeder dated 18. Juli 1941 and 15.Dezember 1941. The awards include Erwin Leesten's personally engraved German Cross in Gold marked "20" (CF Zimmermann), Iron Cross 1St and 2nd Classes, his Minesweeper and Destroyer badges, two ribbon bars one postwar 1957 type), Czech October 1938 medal, a 1957 Iron Cross 1st Class. There are also a series of photographs of Kplt. Leesten and a grouping of assorted other photographs. One document of particular interest and very rare is the award document dated 23. August 1945 for the LAPPLANDSCHILD Kriegsmarine stamped without the swastika for his command of the 67. Vorpostenflottille. 13500.  More Photos

STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc number 2449

2311SO3 - STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc number 2449 . Excellent example of a bronze metal disc referred to as the "Kripo disc". These discs often had the swastika ground-off post war as these officers were used primarily in the British Zone for police functions following the surrender according to author Don Bible. $2250.  More Photos

Signed book from the personal library of Heinrich Himmler

239SO2 - Signed book from the personal library of Heinrich Himmler. The photo essay book features classic architectural images of Nurnburg. The book features the green penciled signature of SS Reichsfuhrer Heinrich Himmler signed in his characteristic manner using a green pencil and dated 15.V 37. 2500.  More Photos

Very rare River Pilot identification disc license for the river Elbe

239SO1 - Very rare River Pilot identification disc license for the river Elbe.This silver disc features the national eagle on the obverse and the very low identification issue number "14" on the reverse. Below the number is the silver content being 800 fine. 2500.  More Photos

Cased Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords by Deschler & Sohn

238SO1 - Cased Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords by Deschler & Sohn. This early production cross features a single 800 stamp on the lower arm. The earliest productions of the award omitted the "1" characteristic of Deschler. This very rare award was presented personally by Adolf Hitler for the recipient's direct military contribution to Germany's war effort in a non-combatant roll. The award of the War Merit Cross with swords was presented 269 times according to the authoritative work of Dietrich Maerz and George Stimson's 's book, "The War Merit Cross 1. Class and Higher Awards", published by D& B Publishing, copyright 2017, page 316. The award comes with an original blue leatherette case and ribbon. The award comes with a Dietrich Maerz Expertise authenticating its originality. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 8000  More Photos

Silver Presentation Platter presented to Waffen SS Gruppenfuhrer und Generalleutnant Theodor Eicke

238SO2 - Silver Presentation Platter presented to Waffen SS Gruppenfuhrer und Generalleutnant Theodor Eicke commander of the III. SS Panzer Division Totenkopf. This platter is shown in Thomas Johnson's hardcover book, "German War Booty", Published by Schiffer Military History, Copyright 2003, Page 274. The 800 stamped silver platter was presented to " Kdr. Theodor Eicke by the X Armee Korps AOK ( Armee Oberkommando ) Heersgruppe Nord. Ostfront. "The platter is further dated 25.12.41 and likely presented to Sepp Dietrich on Christmas.. The III. SS Totenkopf Division participated in the siege of Leningrad suffering heavy casualties. This platter is representative of "field" engraving rather than jeweler engraved. The platter itself is roughly silver stamped indicating it was more than likely fashioned using a locally made piece. The oval platter measures approximately 18.5 x 13.75 inches. A ten precent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 7500  More Photos

Remembrance goblet of Hans Jurgen Kliegenstein for his service days in the Luftwaffe

238SO4 - Remembrance goblet of Hans Jurgen Kliegenstein for his service days in the Luftwaffe dated 09.05.1940. This silver plate goblet measures 13.0 inches total height on a black wood base. The displays a Luftwaffe eagle over an inscription that reads, " Zur Erinnerung Luftwaffe an meine Dienstzeit, Hans Jurgen Kliegenstein 09.05.1940 ( The memory of my service days") This goblet may have been presented to him upon his retirement or having been injured during the war which resulted in his discharge. The multi-piece constructed goblet is unmarked. 2500  More Photos

Schorfheide Ehrenpreis 1938 DER REICHSJAGERMEISTER Hermann Goring

238SO5 - Schorfheide Ehrenpreis 1938 DER REICHSJAGERMEISTER Hermann Goring. This bronze over zinc eagle award is mounted on a two-tier green marble base and 9.0 inches in height and measures 8.0 inches in length. The inscription is in recognition of the municipality' participation in the Deutches Jagerschaft ( Hunting Association)). Schorfheide is a municipality in the Brandenburg district. 2000  More Photos

Luftwaffe Corps of Engineers Leitender Fl. Chefingenieur general officer's greatcoat

237SO11 - Luftwaffe Corps of Engineers Leitender Fl. Chefingenieur general officer's greatcoat. This is the highest rank of the Luftwaffe Corps of Engineers. This magnificent example features machine sewn matching celleon shoulder boards with a single rank pip affixed to the intertwined gold and silver cords. The matching pink collar tabs are also celleon with the highly detailed gold bullion wreath with a vertical propeller. The lapels present pink facing matching the collar tabs and shoulder boards. The highest quality tricot wool coat was used in the construction of this tailor-made garment. The double-breasted front displays ten gold Overhoff & Cie marked closure buttons. The interior is lined with blue-gray artificial silk. The tailor's label is sewn onto the interior breast pocket indicating "KARL HENNESCHEN, Plauen". A dagger hanger strap is sewn to the interior for attachment of the general's dagger. Overall this exceptionally rare garment is in excellent condition having only minor mothing on the back of the coat. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 12,500.  More Photos

Admiral Inspector of the Kriegsmarine Flag ( Flagge des Admiralinspeckteurs)of Dr. Erich Raeder

237SO10 - Exceptionally rare 1943 Admiral Inspector of the Kriegsmarine Flag ( Flagge des Admiralinspeckteurs) of Dr. Erich Raeder. In January of 1943 Grossadmiral Erich Raeder was retired as the Commander-in Chief of the Kriegsmarine and replaced by Karl Doenitz. Erich Raeder was appointed to the honorary position of Admiral Inspector of the Navy of Greater Germany. As the appointment required a flag for the newly created position of Admiral Inspector, the new flag differed from the Grandadmiral's flag by the addition a cornflower blue rectangular border surrounding the silk white field of the Grossadmiral design. This very rare flag measures 12.5 x11.5 inches and would be encased in celluloid when displayed on the vehicle. The white silk central design features a black iron cross with the golden yellow Wehrmacht eagle superimposed with the Grandadmiral's crossed batons. This entire flag presents all hand-embroidery throughout demonstrating its high quality construction. Accompanying the Admiral Inspector's flag is Kriegsmarine Parade Decoration flag. This rectangular wool flag measures 37.0 x 18.5 inches. The Parade Decoration flag was flown along with other decoration flags from during the reviews of the Kriegsmarine fleet and other formal occasions that may have included gun salutes. The flag is KM eagle stamped and twice stamped "P" representing the letter (see The Kriegsmarine vol. 3, Angolia & Schiff , pages 362-363 R. James Bender Publishing 1993). A 1944 autographed Erich Raeder portrait postcard is included in the offering and another unsigned card. Added is a well-detailed cello Kriegsmarine officer's breast eagle. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 5000.  More Photos

Named 1935 dated Luftwaffe Generalleutnant's Formal Evening Dress Jacket and trousers

237SO7 - Named 1935 dated Luftwaffe Generalleutnant's Formal Evening Dress Jacket and trousers. This exceptional offering consists of the formal evening jacket with a gold bullion dress aiguilette. The matched bullion set of the general's shoulder boards with the proper white underlay are sewn-in. The boards display a single rank pip on the intertwined bullion white and gold cording. The collar is bordered with matching gold piping. The hand-sewn collar tabs feature two wreathed bullion gulls with a gold twistcord border. Over the area of the right breast is a 2nd style gold bullion Luftwaffe general eagle of the highest quality. Over the area of the left breat is a series of loops for the attachment of a long ribbon bar. Lower on the left side are two sets of loops for the attachment of the general's decorations. The short double-breasted jacket has two rows of six pebbled aluminum gold button on each side joined with a gold pebbled button chain. The interior presents a worn Berlin tailor's label with the general's name written on the inside pocket. The general's name is currently being researched. The matching dress trousers feature a broad gold bullion stripe that runs along each pantleg. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 7500.  More Photos

Army Beamte Artillery Reverse Oberstleutnant with HV cyphers

237SO4 - Army Beamte Artillery Reverse Oberstleutnant with "HV" cyphers( Heeresjustizverwaltung) includes his service tunic and matching breeches. This very rare officer's set features the rarely seen distinctive shoulder boards with green underlayment and red waffenfarbe with affixed HV cyphers. The distinctive bullion collar insignia was worn by Beamte officials and is piped in red for an artillery official. Above the right scalloped pocket is hand-stitched stunning aluminum bullion officer's eagle. Above the left breast pocket, an Oberstleutnant's ribbon bar is attached indicating service during World War I. On sewn into the second buttonhole are ribbons showing awards for the War Merit Cross and the Eastern Front. All breast hip and front closure pebbled aluminum buttons are matching and original to the tunic. The interior is lined with gray cotton and is unmarked. The tunic is accompanied by his set of breeches that display his earlier 1938 dated nametag as Major Gerloch. The gray wool breeches are unworn and were tailored by S. GUT WEIN VI, Gumpendorfer Str. 10. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price.6500.  More Photos

Luftwaffe Corps of Engineering General's four pocket tunic for the rank of FL. Chefingenieur

237SO3 - Luftwaffe Corps of Engineering General's four pocket tunic for the rank of FL. Chefingenieur . This exceptional tunic features matching tailor machine sewn shoulder boards and collar tabs for the rank of Fl. Chefingenieur., a rank commensurate with Generalmajor. This insignia presents a pink underlay with the appropriate bullion rank. The collar tabs each display a full gold bullion wreath with a single gold vertical propeller. The collar is bordered with bullion gold piping. Above the right breast pocket is a gold 2nd style bullion Luftwaffe general's eagle. Above the left breast is a long ribbon medal bar with the several awards indicating service during World War I. On the pleated left breast pocket are three sets of loops for the general's decorations. Each of the two breast and two hip pockets pleated pockets is secured with a matching gold pebbled button. The front is closed by four original sewn matching gold buttons. The high-quality Luftwaffe blue wool is totally free of mothing and stains. The interior is lined with blue-gray rayon. The L.V.A. label is sewn to the back collar indicating the garment was procured from a Luftwaffe supply source in Berlin. The tunic displays light wear and is in museum quality condition. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price. 9500.  More Photos

Early SA dagger by ROBERT HERDER with 1938 inscribed presentation

237SO2 - Early SA dagger by ROBERT HERDER with 1938 inscribed presentation. This early SA dagger maker rates a 9 on the Sieger list of rarity and a 7on McSarr scale of rarity having made only 2000 SA daggers. The dagger features early nickel silver upper and lower crossguard and scabbard fittings. The enamel SA grip button is perfectly set and free of discoloration and chips. The nickel silver eagle displays excellent detail and is free of wear. The dark brown hardwood grip is a tight fit to the upper and lower crossguards. The grip is 100% free of chips and cracks. The obverse side of the lower crossguard is inscribed, "Dem Siege rim Brigadewettkampf 1938" , (The Victor of the Brigade Event 1938). The reverse of the lower crossguard is inscribed, "Brigade 57". The SA Gruppe stamp is Wm indicating Westmark. The blade is untouched and in its original condition showing nice cross-graining. This blade is free of rust, pitting and nicks with only minor age. The deeply etched SA motto, "Alles fur Deutschland" ( All for Deutschland) shows excellent background burnishing. The reverse side presents the rare ROBERT HERDER maker mark being a windmill. The early brown anodized scabbard retains its excellent brown finish. 2400.  More Photos

Very rare SS Drum Major's band mace

233SO5 - Very rare SS Drum Major's band mace. This exceptional item features the SS runics on the pommel's swirl design. Circling the base of the mace's cap is a pattern of swastikas. The wooden staff is wrapped with alternating red, white and black wool yard displaying the SS's colors. The yarn ends with two tassels. The tip of the mace has a silver metal cap. Imagine the parades this mace was carried while leading a SS marching band. 7500.  More Photos

Private purchase pillow featuring the stylized LAH of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler

233SO4 - Private purchase pillow featuring the stylized LAH of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. This pillow measures approximately 17.0 inches square. The white embroidered LAH is stitched onto a black wool background. The pillow is bordered with a white cotton fringe. The reverse side is unadorned and shows light wear. The pillow could have been used for display at the home or office of a SS member. Asking 2,000.  More Photos

Extremely rare porcelain dinner plate and saucer made by SCHLAGGENWALD

233SO3 - Extremely rare porcelain dinner plate and saucer made by SCHLAGGENWALD. The SCHLAGGENWALD porcelain firm is located in Czechoslovakia. These porcelain articles are made to the highest standards and were more than likely special ordered by either Oswald Pohl or Reinhard Heydrich. Never the less, whoever ordered the original table set was a high ranking SS general of official. These beautiful pieces are bordered with gold alternating SS runics and a flowing pattern design. These articles are offered together or separately. Availability is limited. Saucer, 500., Dinner plate 1000.  More Photos

Private purchase pillow featuring SS runics

233SO2 - Private purchase pillow featuring SS runics. This pillow measures approximately 14.0 inches square. The white SS runics are sewn onto a black velvet background. The pillow is bordered with a white cotton fringe. The reverse side is unadorned and shows light wear. The pillow could have been used for display at the home or office of and SS member. Another purpose of the pillow may have been to display the SS man's decoration during a funeral. Asking 2,000.  More Photos

Exceedingly rare and museum quality Totenkopf Untersturmfuhrer Dress Mess evening jacket and vests

233SO1 - Exceedingly rare and museum quality Totenkopf Untersturmfuhrer Dress Mess evening jacket and vests. This custom-made high quality black wool jacket features a die struck aluminum skull breast badge. This badge was affixed with two posts prior to the handsewn lining being tailored in. There is no evidence this lining was opened after its original construction. On each of the collars are the originally sewn collar tabs. On the left facing collar is a hand embroidered skull tab with aluminum border piping. On the opposite collar is the Untersturmfuhrer rank tab. On each of the shoulders is a shoulder board for the rank. On the left sleeve is an aluminum bordered Schutzstaffel armband as is appropriate for this evening jacket. On the opposite sleeve is an Atler Kampf chevron. Displayed cascading down from the right shoulder is the non-SS dress aiguellette. Affixed on the left breast area is a Luftwaffe long service award. Below that is a 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class award. The jacket presents black silk lapels with the two sides of the jacket's front being connected with the proper two SS buttons chain. The double-breasted front has six all matching silver SS buttons. All buttons throughout the jacket are Assmann marked. The interior is fully lined with hand-stitched black silk. At the rear back shoulder area is the DEUMA, BERLING Potsdamer Strasse 91 tailor's label. Accompanying the jack are the two vests. The white vest presents a waffle text material and is joined with five matching silver buttons each Assmann marked. The rear adjustment strap is marked Dachau 1943 on the underside. The white vest was worn for white tie formal occasions. The black vest also with six silver buttons SS buttons was worn for a lesser formal occasion and worn with the black tie. The dress mess Totenkopf jacket seldom appears available on the open market. The jacket remains free of any mothing .tears and stains.. Please contact for additional images. Price on Request  More Photos

Rare aluminum cased Luftwaffen Flugzeugfuhrer Abzeichen  by C.E. Juncker

231SO1 - Rare aluminum cased Luftwaffen Flugzeugfuhrer Abzeichen by C.E. Juncker. The aluminum pilot's badge was manufactured during the period extending from 1937-1939. The J-2 style badge was discontinued as the aluminum lacked durability. This outstanding cased example features a finely detailed burnished J-2 style eagle in a silvered aluminum wreath. The reverse is unmarked but the eagle is undeniably a Juncker example. The finish rates 100% making this rare Flugzeugfuhrer Abzeichen highly collectible. The badge is accompanied by its case featuring the title " Luftwaffen Flugzeugfuhrer Abzeichen." The case displays its textured blue leatherette finish and shows light wear. 3400  More Photos

Cased NSDAP 25 Years Long Service membership award

2210SO1 - Cased NSDAP 25 Years Long Service membership award. This rare and stunning award features a gilt cross with white enameled arms. Centered in the cross is a gilt NSDAP state eagle displaying high relief excellent detail. The reverse side reads, "Treue fur Fuhrer und Volk", (Loyalty for the Fuhrer and People). The maker stamp is indicated on the ring as "49". The red leatherette case is embossed with a gold NSDAP party eagle and displays normal age and storage wear. A very rare award. $5000..  More Photos

Early SS Ehrensaber by Alcoso

2209SO1 - Early SS Ehrensaber by Alcoso. This magnificent example features nickle silver plated over a brass lionhead hilt. This saber is a custom ordered blade displaying a combination of Alcoso components being a pommel and backstrap from model #119. The crossguard and "P" guard were taken from the dove head model. This Ehrensaber's bright unblemished blade measures a full 38.5 inches indicating it was carried by a very tall SS officer. The hilt's components are deeply cast and show excellent detail. The lion's head has no glass eyes. The reverse langet presents the original owner's jeweler engraved initials "H H ". Under the langet is the barely visible Alcoso name and trademark scales. It was not until 1936 that the SS Ehrendegen was introduced for wear. The scabbard is in near pristine condition displaying its original black painted finish. The overall length of this outstanding saber is 44.5 inches. It would make an interesting research project to determine which SS officer this saber originally belonged to based on his height and HH initials. Early Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler personnel had demanding height requirements. This is by far the most outstanding SS Ehrendegen ever offered by Oakleaf Militaria. $3,700.  More Photos

SS Kettle Drum Drape

2206SO1 - SS Kettle Drum Drape - This drape was fastened around the circumference of the large kettle drum while the drummer was mounted on horseback. This was typically seen at parades. The drape features three panels of which two display the Totenkopf "Death's Head" with the center panel featuring the early style eagle. All three panels are done in heavy silver bullion thread with accents. Black velvet provides the base material on which the bullion embroidery is shown. Each of the several velvet panels is bordered with aluminum tress. The reverse is backed with black polished cotton. The Berlin firm " Pena, Stickerei" is displayed with two labels sewn on each end of the drape. The drape is fastened to the kettle drum with a strap and buckle assembly. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the price  More Photos

Waffen SS Panzer beret by Wilhelm Wethekam, Dresden dated 1936

2206SO2 - Waffen SS Panzer beret by Wilhelm Wethekam, Dresden dated 1936 . The beret displays its characteristic large eagle having the proper and distinctive Totenkopf skull. The black tam presents the correct circular weave emanating from the lapet. The interior crash helmet is lined with six black oilcloth sections having six rubber grommets for ventilation. The beret has a complete leather sweatband. On the underside of the sweatband is stamped the Karl Wethekam maker's name and location along with the 1936 date. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price.A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price $30,000  More Photos

Luftwaffe General's white formal dress visor hat by Erel (Robert Lubstein)

2206SO3 - Luftwaffe General's white formal dress visor hat by Erel (Robert Lubstein). This stunning visor hat features matching general's rank gold bullion eagle, wings of the metal vented kokarde, capband piping and chincords. The upper body is fabricated with white wool. This is not a summer weight hat. This schirmutze was intended to be worn with a white formal dress wool uniform that worn on special occasions. The interior is lined with ribbed white artificial silk. The celluloid rhomboid sweat shield is complete and marked Sonderklasse, Erel. The Erel trademark is also located along one side of the complete white leather sweatband. This exceptional visor hat would be a centerpiece of any headgear or Luftwaffe collection. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the list price. A ten percent buyer's premium will be added to the listed price$15,000  More Photos

Rare presentation goblet

224SO4 - Rare presentation goblet presented to Oswald Mosely by Benito Mussolini. Oswald Mosely was founder of the British Union of Fascists being pro- Nazi, pro-Fascist in Great Britain. In 1940 after the German/Italian outbreak of war with Great Britain, Oswald Mosely was imprisoned for his pro-fascism support. Released from prison in 1943 he lived in disgrace and lost all political influence. This goblet stands 8.0 inches in height. Inscribed on the goblet is the dedication, “OSWALD MOSELY DATO AL MIO AMICO E CAMPAGNO UN VERO OFFICIALE IL DUCE” with a facsimile of Benito Mussolini’s signature. The inscription translates to, “… GIVEN TO MY FRIEND IN THE CAMPAIGNE IL DUCE MUSSOLINI” It is unmarked but appears to be silver plate. The goblet features a gilt Italian fasces symbol on the reverse side of the inscription.. Presented to Oswald Mosely by Benito Mussolini. $3500.  More Photos

Very early NSDAP finial

224SO3 - Very early NSDAP finial. This early style finial is similar to the finial pictured with Jakob Grimminger carrying the Blut Fahnne. The finial is unmarked indicating it being pre-RZM as later finials carried by the NSDAP fahnentrager (standarte bearers) were RZM marked. This finial measures approximately 8.0 inches in height and 6.5 inches across at the wreath. The finial features a mobile swastika encircled by highly detailed oak leaves. $2500  More Photos

1st Place award for REICHSTREFFEN FREIBURG I BRG  1937

224SO2 - Der Deutsche Automobil- Club ( D.D.A.C. ) 1st Place award for REICHSTREFFEN FREIBURG I BRG 1937. This pottery award stands approximately 5.0 inches in height. The award presents the D.D.A.C. eagle on one side and a facsimile of the state emblem on the other. The manufacturer’s mark is one the underside. Very rare and unique. $600.  More Photos

eichsbahn signalman’s lantern

224SO1 - Reichsbahn signalman’s lantern. This rarely encountered railroad signal lantern was waived by signalman to direct trains for which tracks to use and for stopping or proceeding. The lantern originally had a green and red illuminated glass sides. The red panel is missing. The lantern was fueled by kerosene. The lamp is well marked with the Reichsbahn eagle . $400.  More Photos

Rare and interesting hand carved and painted commemorative wood box

112SO8 - Rare and interesting hand carved and painted commemorative wood box of Maria Dietenberger survivor of the November 8, 1939 Beerhall assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life with accompanying photograph of her hospitalized with the injuries she sustained during the attempt. The inscription on photograph translates, “ In memory of the assassination attempt 8. NOV 1939 BURGERBRAUKERR.” The inscribed box reads, “ In memory of my injuries during the assassination attempt in the Burgerbraukeller ( Munchen) on 8. NOV 1939. Your dear mother, My dear Martina”. The stamp inside the lid is for the ETHNIC GERMAN WOMEN’S LEAGUE, COUNTRY GROUP BULGARIA. The box measures approximately 7.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches. $300.  More Photos

Very rare early Adolf Hitler stein

2111SO8 - Very rare early Adolf Hitler stein named to an SS mann and his unit “SS Sturm 1/56 Bamberg Bruno Muekel”. The central design features an early portrait of ADOLF HITLER indicating the early production date of the stein. The pewter lid is marked with the maker P.PRETTI BAMBERG. This rare stein is totally free of chips, cracks and repairs. Offered at $1200.  More Photos

Statue of girl extending two national flags

2111SO7 - Statue of girl extending two national flags. Measures approximately 12.0 inches with arms extended with flags on marble base. Beautiful example of Third Reich art. Flags detach. $750.  More Photos

Gauleiter car flag with original celluloid case

2111SO6 - Gauleiter car flag with original celluloid case with metal connector post RZM stamped. This outstanding example of the Gauleiter car flag features the beautifully embroidered NSDAP eagle in gold bullion thread over a white a red background. Gauleiters were the equivalent of German state governors and held authority over all NSDAP related activity. The car flag is quadrisected in four red and white alternating triangles with the letters G L embroidered in gold bullion on the red. The flag is bordered with red leather on each side securing the celluloid cover. The metal upper post is stamped RZM 3/45. $3500.  More Photos

1933 dated large bronze plaque of Adolf Hitler

2111SO5 - 1933 dated large bronze plaque of Adolf Hitler by Artur Berthold. This stunning plaque measures with frame approximately 21.5 x 18.5 inches. The bronze is an elegant profile of Adolf Hitler and titled UNSERE FUHRER “Our Fuhrer”. On the lower left corner is inscribed REICHSANERKANNT. The artists initials AB are below the profiled image. The bronze is mounted in its original wood frame and this in turn has been reframed in a modern frame. An exceptional offering. $3,000.  More Photos

Rare POST sign

2111SO2 - Rare POST sign. This sign measures 12.5x 15.0 inches. The sign is constructed of fiber board with a single hole on each of the four corners for mounting. The sign would have been displayed at a Deutsches Reichsposte facilty. The colors are bright and vibrant with the central eagle presenting excellent detail. $900.  More Photos

Luftwaffe Administration General’s theater made tropical tunic

2111SO1 - Luftwaffe Administration General’s theater made tropical tunic. This rare tunic presents matching Administration General’s collar tabs with a dark green wool base material with gold twistcord borders and bullion wreaths each with a gold central diamond. The shoulder boards are removable with a white overlay as worn by Luftwaffe generals and a base with a dark green waffenfarbe indicating the administrative position. These boards are slightly mismatched in size with the general using what insignia was available in the theater. This tunic has four gold front buttons and a gold button on each of the breast and hip scalloped and pleated pockets. Along the open neck collar is machine sewn heavy twistcord gold piping. Over the right breast pocket, the general elected to have his gold general’s continental eagle sewn. This eagle displays wear having been removed from his four pocket blue service tunic. The interior is unmarked as is expected of theater made uniforms. This tunic shows sun fading particularly in the armpit area and underside of each sleeve. $5,000.  More Photos

Heer General rank M43 by LEPARO

2110SO3 - Exceedingly rare 1940 dated SS “Wedding Plate”. This magnificent example of German wood carving was given as a wedding gift from one SS officer to another on the occasion of his wedding. The plate is hand-carved oak. The obverse presents deeply carved SS runics along with an oak leaf and acorn motif. Along the upper perimeter is carved the SS motto, “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” ( My Honour is Loyalty). Along the bottom portion is carved “Die Treue Dem Fuhrer” ( Loyalty to the Fuhrer) On the plate’s reverse side is roughly carved the inscription that translates “ Congratulations on your wedding to my friend at Wewelsburg dated 16. Mai 1940 SS. This plate measures 13.25 inches in diameter. $5,000.  More Photos

Heer General rank M43 by LEPARO

2110SO2 - Heer General rank M43 by LEPARO (Leonard Paulig). This M43 features all bullion insignia and crown piping. The M43 displays two gold pebbled aluminum buttons that joins the fold-down side panels in the front.The body is constructed of the highest quality doeskin wool. The hat id totally free of mothing and stains. The interior is lined with gray cotton/rayon material. The Paul Lipar0 maker’s diamond is factory sewn. The hat is approximated size 57/58, medium. The hat is in mint condition. $4500.  More Photos

Luftwaffe General rank visor hat

2110SO1 - Luftwaffe General rank visor hat by Erel. This fine example features all matching cello adler, kokarde, chinstrap, crown and capband piping. The vented kokarde was patented by Erel and was an optional cost feature. The upper cap Luftwaffe blue wool crown is totally free of mothing and stains. The black, ribbed mohair band also free of distractions displays an enamel unit pin. The black vulcanfiber visor shows age crazing that does not detract from the hat’s overall presentation. The interior displays the Erel mint green lining used for the construction of Erel’s PRIVAT line. PRIVAT was Erel’s highest quality hat. The complete Erel rhomboid sweat diamond displays the PRIVAT designation. The complete leather sweatband is also embossed with the Erel logo. The hat is a large size 59/60. The condition is near mint. $11,250.  More Photos

Knights Cross winner Oberstleutnant Ludwig Streil four pocket service tunic

218SO1 - Knights Cross winner Oberstleutnant Ludwig Streil four pocket service tunic. Oberstleutnant Ludwig Streil was born January 21, 1893 in Zusamzell, Bavaria and entered the military on October 23, 1912 in the 8th Company of the 1. Bayerisches Infantry Regiment.
During his time in service Streil was promoted to Tapferkeits- Offzier for his bravery in combat. By October 24, 1914 Unteroffizier Streil had been awarded the Iron Cross IInd Class while serving on the Western Front. While engaged in combat operations in the vicinity of Vermandovilliers, France his actions resulted in the awarding of Bavaria’s highest award given to NCO’s Die Goldene Tapfereitmedaille for his bravery as a combat scout. On June 23, 1916 at Fleury, France, Corporal Sreil along with two other men, attacked a machinegun emplacement during this attack, Streil was wounded three times in the neck, shoulder and lung. Left severely wounded and waiting for medical assistance, subsequent shell fire resulted in additional schrapnel wounds. Following his recovery, Streil was promoted from Vizefeldwebel ( Senior NCO) to Leutnant der Reserve des KONIGLICH Bayerischen Infanterie- Leibregiment for his bravery. He was only one of 230 NCO’s to be promoted to officer ranks in all services during World War I for his valor. In October 1918 Leutnant Streil was awarded the Wound Badge in Gold for his combat inflicted wounds. Following the 1918 Armistice ending hostilities, Streil was discharged. In 1919 Streil became active in Freikorps Epp and later transitioned into the Reichswehr. During the inter-war period Streil rose through the officer ranks reaching the rank of Major while posting with various Reichswehr and later Wehrmacht military schools. On April 1, 1938 Ludwig Streil was promoted to Oberstleutnant while attached to Infantrie Regiment 62. On August 1, 1939 Streil was transferred to the 7th Infantrie Division that soon participated in the invasion of Poland. The division was transferred to the West for the invasions of Belgium and France. On the day of May 17, 1940 near Infanterie Regiment 61 near the Charleroi Canal while making preparations for further advance, Oberstleutnant Streil’s command came under heavy artillery attack during which time he was killed.
Oberstleutant Ludwig Streil was posthumously promoted to Oberst and awarded the Knights Cross on June 30, 1941 for his outstanding leadership during the Belgium Campaign that resulted in his death.
This four pocket service tunic features matching sewn-in shoulder boards for the rank of Oberstleutnant. The two matching bullion officer collar tabs display white waffenfarbe for Infantry. On each of the shoulders are sewn-in Oberstleutnant boards. These boards had at one time postwar added cyphers that have been removed. Above the right breast pocket is a standard officer bullion silver wire eagle that displays wear commensurate with the rest of the tunic. On the area of the left breast pocket are three sets of loops for decorations. The pleated pockets are deeply scalloped. The tunic displays very minor age-related mothing and stains. The interior shows period wear and perspiration stains. Inside the left breast pocket named to Oberstleunant Streil dated January 8, 1940 with the Kuhn & NUPNAU Munich tailor’s label. $2500.  More Photos

Wood carved building eagle

213SO1 - Wood carved building eagle. This oak eagle measures 57.0 x 26 x 2 inches. This superb example is in the Wehrmacht style indicating use either outside of a military building or the building's interior. The reverse side presents what appears to be the carver's initials and date. Also evidence points to old repairs made to support the wood as cracks are present. This is the third building eagle offered by Oakleaf Militaria and an outstanding example fit for display. $6500.  More Photos

Waffen SS Brocade belt with buckle.

212SO1 - Waffen SS Brocade belt with buckle. This fine example features the aluminum brocade belt presenting alternating SS runics and oak leaves. The aluminum face shows some minor wear due to storage and age. The 1940 SS officer buckle displays Overhof & Cie as the maker. The interior is lined with medium green velvet. The size is 105 cm as stamped on the leather portion. $3500.  More Photos

Small format red leather Coberg folding photo album

2012SO3 - Small format red leather Coberg folding photo album. This rare small album features a number of unpublished photographs of Adolf Hitler and other Third Reich personalities. $475.  More Photos

Berchtesgaden souvenir woman's perfume flask

2012SO2 - Berchtesgaden souvenir woman's perfume flask. $300.  More Photos

Rare Third Reich era woman's souvenir makeup

2012SO1 - Rare Third Reich era woman's souvenir makeup compact of Adolf Hitler's birthplace. $425.  More Photos

A particularly fine and rare grouping from a former crewman of U-431

2011SO1 - A particularly fine and rare grouping from a former crewman of U-431. U-431, a Type VII C, was commissioned for service April 5, 1941. U-431 was one of the more successful U-Boats during the war having been commanded by two Knights Cross winners; Kptlt. Wilhelm Dommes and Oblt. Dietrich Schoneboom. U-431 was sunk during operations in the Mediterranean Sea on October 21, 1943 while under the command of Oblt. Schoenboom while attached to the 29th Flottilla with the loss of all hands. This impressive grouping consists of a double sided red cloth Bootswimpel of U-431 with the two white crosses and yellow crown of the Freistadt Danzig printed thereon with original tie cords intact, an early tombak U-Boat war badge attributed C.E. Juncker, a tombak enameled traditions badge for U-431 with the reverse side marked GES GESCH, a silver plated cigarette case with enameled emblem for the Free City of Danzig with engraved initials of the original owner, a Kriegsmarine marksman lanyard ( Schutzenschnur) first grade with acorn. No badge was worn attached to the lanyard. A shoulder strap for Verwaltungsfeldwebel ( Bootsman) rank with career insignia for the Administrative Medical branch. An original period photograph removed from a photo album showing the conning tower of U-431 with the City of Danzig emblem prominent. $3850.  More Photos

Exceptionally rare Army Battalion/Regimental Drum Major's Staff

205SO1 - Exceptionally rare Army Battalion/Regimental Drum Major's Staff. This staff was carried by the Drum Major on the occasions of formal formations, ceremonial events and parades. This Tambourstock measures approximately 39.0 inches in length. The silver section below the ball crown displays a soldered Wehrmacht eagle. The stem beneath the ball shows wear resulting from period use. The intertwining wool cord is intact. The tassels are gone with time. $2500.  More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO10 - STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc with ground swastika. Excellent example of a bronze metal disc referred to as the "Kripo disc". The disc often had the swastika ground-off post war as these officers were used primarily in the British Zone for police functions following the surrender according to author Don Bible. $1500.  More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO8 - STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc number 6469. Excellent example of a bronze metal disc referred to as the "Kripo disc". These discs often had the swastika ground-off post war as these officers were used primarily in the British Zone for police functions following the surrender according to author Don Bible. $2100.  More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO7 - GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI number 1176. This white steel Municipal Police warrant disc originally had a brown finish. It is quite common for the steel disc to have lost the brown finish as the coating did not adhere well to the metal. The GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI disc is considered quite rare compared to the GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI and STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI DISCS. This disc presents excellent detail throughout. $5500.  More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO6 - GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI warrant disc number 9129. Commonly referred to as the "Gestapo disc" the disc is constructed of nickel silver. The bearers of the disc had unrestricted authority to question and detain people who were suspected as enemies of the state. The disc is in excellent condition showing excellent detail in the obverse side eagle and reverse title and identification number 9129. This purchase of the disc was originally brokered by author Don Bible for a collector friend from a source in Diegems, Belgium. $8000.  More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO5 - ZOLLDIENST warrant disc number 510 with portion of original chain. Exceptionally rare offering. White metal constructed with very low number 510. This disc presents excellent detail and was acquired decades ago by the collector who competed at auction with renowned author and authority Don Bible. The Zolldienst warrant disc is perhaps the most difficult disc to acquire. $8000.  More Photos

Imperial German Ehrenbecher Honor Goblet awarded for first aerial victory

203SO1 - Imperial German Ehrenbecher Honor Goblet awarded for first aerial victory. Silver plated Iron. Along the lower base is the dedication, "Dem Sieger im Luftkampfe" (To the Victor in Air Struggle). Silver plated iron versions of the Ehrenbecher came into use as the war progressed replaced the silver goblets. $5750.  More Photos

National Sports Association pole top with national flag.

1911SO12 - National Sports Association pole top with national flag. This multi-piece construction cotton flag measures 57 X 30 inches. At the attachment end of the flag is a chanel through which the two-piece flagpole passes. The flag is in perfect condition. The finial represents the National Socialist Sports Association. The cast aluminum is is bright with the swastika retaining is black painted finish. An excellent display item. $2250.  More Photos

Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch  crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn

191SO3 - Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The SS Himmler presentation was awarded to the SS officers and men who participated in the overthrow of Ernst Röhm and the powerful Sturmabteilung brown shirts in the historic "Night of the Long Knives" that resulted in S.A. leader Ernst Röhm's execution after Röhm attempted to usurp Adolf Hitler's authority in the NSDAP on June 30, 1934. The recipients also included many honorary SS generals. Estimates of produced H. Himmler daggers run approximately 2500 according to Thomas Wittmann author of "Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author. Copyright 2003, page 95.The dagger features all matching early nickel silver fittings for the upper and lower crossguards and scabbard mounts. The underside of the lower crossguard is stamped with the benchmark number "2". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black grip is free of cracks ans and chips. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail. The nickel silver eagle is the high neck style eagle. The upper and lower crossguards are internally marked "H E" as these Eickhorn made Himmlers are. The blade is in excellent condition with minimal / light age and wear. The obverse side of the blade presents the SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" ( My Honor is Loyalty) and the reverse of the blade shows the small oval early Carl Eickhorn squirrel with the non-serrated tail. The Reichsfuhrer SS H. Himmler presentation inscription " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " ( In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler ) displays good background burnishing. The blade displays minor age and has no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, cleaning or pitting. The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is straight, free of dents and displays some of its original lacquer finish. The scabbard's lower mount ball is without dents. $14,500.  More Photos

1811SO4 -SA Ernst Rohm Honor dagger by Carl Eickhorn. On February 3, 1934 Ernst Rohm, as head of the SA and SS, signed an order that authorized a SS and SA Honor Dagger that would bear his dedication, "In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm" be awarded to all officers and men of the SA and SS who joined the SA or SS prior to December 31, 1931 without having a break in membership. On April 12, 1934 another order was issued by the office of the Reichsfuhrer SS, that a certificate would be issued to all personnel awarded the Ehrendolch. On June 30, 1934 Adolf Hitler, as German Chancellor, authorized the execution of Ernest Rohm along with all other high ranking individuals he felt were a threat to his leadership. This purge is now commonly referred to as "The Night of the Long Knives". Following the purge Viktor Lutze was appointed head of the SA and ordered the removal of the entire Rohm dedication be ground off the daggers of all SA personnel in possession of the Ehrendolch. As a result of this order few of these authorized SA Rohm honor daggers survived this grinding. This dagger features the early Eickhorn oval on the reverse along with the Rohm honor dedication. The obverse presents the SA motto, “Alles fur Deutschland”. This dagger is totally free of dark spots, rust, smudges and rust. The scabbard is the early anodized as standard for the period retaining much of its original lacquered finish. I would rate this dagger as Excellent plus, plus to near mint. $9999.  More Photos

Very rare Kriegsmarine stopwatch  by Junghans

175SO6 - Very rare Kriegsmarine stopwatch by Junghans.. This well marked example is the type stopwatch shown in John Angolia's, Die Kriegsmarine Uniforms & Traditions, vol. 3 . This 30 seconds stopwatch was used by Kriegsmarine crew members of XXI U-Boats and Schnellboots ( S-Boats) when timing the fast running time of released torpedoes. The nickel silver watchcase is well marked with the Kriegsmarine waffen amt having an eagle over M. When opened the case reveals the skeleton back that displays the inner mechanism, the serial number and Junghans trademark. Junghans was a major supplier to the Kriegsmarine of these watches. $2500. More Photos

Wooden yard sign ( X-MAS) made by crewman who served with Kapitanleutnant Schnee

174SO5 - Wooden yard sign ( X-MAS) made by crewman who served with Kapitanleutnant Schnee on U-60 and U-201 and would plant same in his home yard, at Christmas, putting a ribbon mounted 1939 EKII around the throat to honor his former commander ( who won K.C.). Yard sign purchased from U-Boat crewman ( U957, U-2551) Albert Rohde ( who served with K.L. Gerd Schaar) and lived/worked in Arlington Heights, Il., working for REMCO, Swiss Ltd. This around same time consignor met O.L. Hans Georg Hess U-995 in the 1980's, in Chicago. $695. 48" length with 12" ground spike-wood shows age. More Photos

Extremely rare Konzentrationslager ( Concentration Camp ) blanket

173O2 - Extremely rare Konzentrationslager ( Concentration Camp ) blanket - This light brown, rough wool blank was used by inmates at concentration camps. The blanket features a crudely chain-stitched Star of David with a loose zig-zag stitched border. The blanket appears to have not been issued. It is free of rips with light storage and age stains. The blanket measures 56.5x 82.0 inches. $2,000. More Photos

Early 50 mm ribbon for the Ritterkreuz

1612SO3 - Early 50 mm ribbon for the Ritterkreuz. 28.0 inches. Mint. $2500. More Photos

Rare SS keepsake box

1612SO1 - Rare SS keepsake box. This box features the likeness of a SS belt buckle. The box measures approximately 11.0 x 7. x 2.5 inches. The exterior wood is in excellent condItion having carved decorative borders. The SS insigne is embossed into the wood. $1500. More Photos

Near unobtainable mint should board set of Reichsarbeitsfuhrer Konstantine Hierl

1611SO12 - Near unobtainable mint should board set of Reichsarbeitsfuhrer Konstantine Hierl. This stunning set features highly a defined Reichsarbeitsdienst ensignia beneath a NSDAP state eagle on each of the boards. These cyphers are affixed to interlaced cello cords of gold and silver with black highlights. The underlayment material of the boards is black velvet further indicating the highest quality of construction made exclusively for the leader of the German Labor Corps. The two shoulder boards are attached by a cord of silver thread with an attached manufacturer's seal that reads "Reichs Arbeit Dienst". A paper manufacturer's tag accompanies the set that is dated May 1937.$6500  More Photos

Mint Luftwaffe general's breast eagle in cello

1611SO14 - Mint Luftwaffe general's breast eagle in cello. Excellent detail as one would expect in a Luftwaffe general's eagle. Paper backed. $$695. More Photos

Very rare, mint set of Polizei Brigadefuhrer ( General rank) collar tabs

1611SO15 - Very rare, mint set of Polizei Brigadefuhrer ( General rank) collar tabs. Hand embroidered and produced in gold bullion on green wool backing. Each tab is bordered with matching gold bulllion twistcord thread. The reverse presents standard backrum material. The stitching that applies the border to the tab details the quality of the construction. $2650. More Photos

Army general's card pennant

1611SO18 - Army general's card pennant. This excellent example fewatures a cello gold Army eagle hand embroidered on a field gray wool background. The triangular pennant is bordered on its three sides with gold cello tresse with a series of repeating Wehrmacht eagles. Rare and excellent for framing for display. $2999. More Photos

Rare Red Cross (Rote Kreutz) standard bearers Gorget

1610SO5 - Rare Red Cross (Rote Kreutz) standard bearers Gorget. This nNear mint gorget was worn by German Red Cross standard bearers for parades and other official events. The gorget retains much of its original silver frosted finish on its central ensignia. The unmarked reverse is in its "as-found" condtion retaining remnants of its buff colored felt material backing. $7500. More Photos

Rare SS Streifendienst gorget

1610SO6 - Rare SS Streifendienst gorget. This rare gorget was first worn in 1936 by Allgemeine SS personnel charged with keeping order during parades and other events that required crowd control. The Streifendienst gorget was also worn when assigned to patrol streets to ensure that other SS personnel conducted themselves in a manner in keeping with SS regulations. A special Ausweis was carried by personnel authorized to wear the disc. The disc is appropriately marked with the SS runics, RZM and RZM maker's code 140 on the reverse center attachment. Original and mint. $7750. More Photos

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with crosspole and tassels

1510SO6 - Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standarte flag with crosspole and tassels. This outstanding near mint example would be almost impossible to upgrade. The bright red silk is in the same condition as it was when it was carried at NSDAP rallies and parades in the 1930's. This set is one of the most famous icons of the Third Reich - the DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standarte. On the obverse side of the silk flag, is a white central disc with a silver tresse border. A static swastika is centered in the disc. Above the white disc is hand embroidered in silver the word " DEUTSCHLAND ". Below the disc is the hand embroidered in silver word "ERWACHT". The reverse side of the flag again features a centrally positioned white disc with swastika. above this disc are the abbreviated words " NAT.SOZ. DEUTSCHE ARBEITERPARTEI ". And below the disc the word " STURMABTEILUNG". Both the SA and SS carried identical standards. Along the bottom and sides of the flag and is alternating a red, black and white twisted yarn fringe border. Along the top of the flag is sewn a sleeve for passing the crosspole through for suspending the flag. Centered on this sleeve is a red patch of leather to protect the flag from wear caused by the upright pole used for carrying the flag. This DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT standard comes with a brown wooden crosspole. Crosspoles came in two color variations. Brown wood was used for the SA standards and stained in black wood and polished was used for the rarer SS standards. Accompanying the flag and crosspole is the very rare set of tassels ( quasten ). These tassels are composed of alternating cords of red, white and black yarn ending in the tassel balls. $49,500. More Photos

Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Fallschirm-Panzer  Division officer M43 field hat

1510SO3 - Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Fallschirm-Panzer Division officer M43 field hat. This hat features factory applied silver aluminum piping along the circumference of the crown. There are no signs of external stitching that would indicate the piping was post-factory applied. The embroidered Luftwaffe eagle is factory machine sewn with zig-zag stitching and the national kokarde is padded. The two fold down side panels are secured at the front by two black plastic buttons. On the underside of each fold down panel is a strip of cloth used for the attachment of the winter neck protector. These cloth strips match the fabric of the wool lining. The interior is lined with gray wool felt indicating the hat was intended for winter use. The Hermann Goring Fallschirm-Panzer Division was involved in the heavy fighting in Italy prior to its withdrawal in February 1944 when it was dispatched to Russia where it fought on the eastern front for the remainder of the war. Size 56. $9,750. More Photos

SS Standard Bearers Gauntlets

159SO4 - SS Standard Bearers Gauntlets (Very Rare) White Suede Gauntlets pair for SS, Fahnentrager $4,750. More Photos

Very Rare  Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks

153SO3 - Very Rare Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks. This rare instrument features a silver drum barrel with an alternating black and white painted triangular design along the upper and lower borders. The drum head is made of stretched calf skin. $5999. More Photos

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