German Special Offerings

Rare mint Luftwaffe Pilot- Observer badge, Flugzeugfuhrer u. Beobachter Abzeichen by GWL

155SO1 - Rare mint Luftwaffe Pilot- Observer badge, Flugzeugfuhrer u. Beobachter Abzeichen by GWL ( Gebruder Wegerhoff Ludenscheid ). This stunning example features 100% of its original frosted and gilded finishes. The GWL eagle displays the detail characteristic of GWL made pieces. The gilded wreath is bright having absolutely no evidence of wear. The reverse displays the hinge assembly used by GWL. The GWL maker's mark is featured. Mint. $4999. More Photos

Very rare Leibstandarte  SS Adolf Hitler Hauptsharführer Wilhelm Steinle  M33 Partial Ground Röhm dagger by Carl Eickhorn

154SO4 - Very rare Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler Hauptsharführer Wilhelm Steinle M33 Partial Ground Röhm dagger by Carl Eickhorn. Wilhelm Steinle, born 31 March 1908, entered the S.A on 12/1/26 and transferred to to the Schultzstaffel on 3/18/31. Upon entering the SS, Steinle was assigned SS membership number 6682. Wilhelm Steinle also was a devoted NSDAP party member with number 62, 977. Serving with Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on the eastern front, Hauptsturmfuhrer Wilhelm Steinle fell in action. June 30, 1934, known as " Night of the Long Knives ", resulted in the purge of Ernst Röhm and his supporting Sturmabteilung leaders. This rare SS dagger features the partial Röhm inscription on reverse of the blade and Steinle's SS number " 6682" on the reverse of the lower crossguard. SS personnel with Röhm dedications were ordered to have the inscription removed. The full length blade displays age darkening over the surface and minor nicks along the edge. The wood grip is free of serious cracks and chips . The reverse shows a small early Carl Eickhorn oval. The anodized scabbard is in good condition displaying no rust or dings. Attached to the scabbard is a black SS hanger. Accompanying this rare dagger is the research folder performed by SS historian Ross Kelbaugh. Very rare. $8500.. More Photos

Extremely rare Ehrennadel der SS- Heimwehr Danzig

154SO2 - Extremely rare Ehrennadel der SS- Heimwehr Danzig. This near impossible to find award was presented to Schutzstaffel personnel who participated in the action by the SS-Heimwehr unit in September 1939. It is estimated that only approximately 1500 plus of these awards were presented. Tthe SS-Heimwehr ( Homeguard ) unit was later incorporated into the 3rd SS Division "Totenkopf ". This award was worn on the uniform as evidenced by rare period photographs. The enameled award features the city of Danzig Crown and cross ensigne. Also featured are the SS runics and central totenkopf imposed over the swastika. The enamel is 100% intact. Although heavily reproduced, this one exhibits the an original. I will not go into the specifics. The reverse displays the serial number 1506. The maker is identifed as STUMPF U. SOHN, DANZIG. GES. GESCH. also appears along with "SILBER" indicating the Ehrennadel is of silver. Extremely rare SS award. 7999. More Photos

Very Rare Aluminum Aarmy Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres) by C.E. Juncker

154SO3 - Very Rare Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres) by C.E. Juncker. Tthis very rare badge, made in aluminum, features the stylized diving Army eagle with a Wehrmcht eagle at the top center of the wreath. The German Army maintained a separate Fallschirmunfantrie Kompanie and later regiment until January 1, 1938 at which time it was incorporated into the Luftwaffe. Fallschirmjager who were awarded this badge continued to wear it throughout the war. The aluminum version of this badge is very rare as it was the earliest production and was discontinued after the introduction of the tombak version prior to the outbreak of the war in 1939. This near mint badge displays original frosting on the eagle and gilted wreath.. This is an excellent example of a rare and historic piece.$5250. More Photos

Very Rare Aluminum Aarmy Paratrooper badge

154SO1 - Very Rare Aluminum Aarmy Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres by C.E. Juncker. Tthis very rare badge, made in aluminum, features the stylized diving Army eagle with a Wehrmcht eagle at the top center of the wreath. The Ggerman Army maintained a separate Fallschirmunfantrie Kompanie and later regiment until January 1, 1938 at which time it was incorporated into the Luftwaffe. Fallschirmjager who were awarded this badge continued to wear it throughout the war. The aluminum version of this badge is very rare as it was the earliest production and was discontinued after the introduction of the tombak version prior to the outbreak of the war in 1939. This badge displays use and has wear to the finish. The catch displays a period repair that protrudes slightly through the wreath. This is an excellent example of a rare and historic piece. $3650. More Photos

Very rare Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler  SS white sword hanger

153SO4 - Very rare Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler SS white sword hanger marked A. FISCHER, BERLIN C2. 1937. Only the officers nco's and enlisted ranks of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler were authorized to wear the white leather parade and dress accouterments consisting of the belt with crossstrap, white gloves, bayonet frog and sword hanger. This sword hanger has a white dyed leather obverse and a natural colored reverse side. The reverse is embossed with ' A. FISCHER BERLIN C.2 ". $1350. More Photos

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with black ( Schutzsstaffel, SS ) crosspole and tassels

153SO1 - Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with black ( Schutzsstaffel, SS ) crosspole and tassels. 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. An immobile 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 black 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. $33,500. More Photos

Extremely rare Totenkopfverbande Standarte Oberbayern saddle blanket

153SO2 - Extremely rare Totenkopfverbande Standarte Oberbayern saddle blanket. There are only two of these known to exist. This very rare offering features a silver tresse border with a silver embroidered totenkopf on each side of the black wool padded blanket. This was used under the saddle of a mounted officer of the Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Standarte in parades and other formal occasions. This saddle blanket is in excellent condition. $21,500. 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

Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross w/o Swords

151SO11 - Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross w/o Swords ( Ritterkreuz Des Kriegsverdienstkreuzes ) by Deschler und Sohn, München. This very rare Third Reich award was presented to non-combatant military, political and civilian recipients who made a significant contribution to the war effort. The award was first instituted on August 19, 1940. The award is silver frosted with a wreathed central disc showing a swastika on the obverse and the 1939 date on the reverse side. The bottom are of the cross is stamped with the silver content "900" and th e Präsidialkanzlei number "1" designating Deschler und Sohn, München as the maker. Recipients included Dr. Robert Ley who lead the German Labor Front. The cross comes with its original full length wearing ribbon. $9500. More Photos

Knights Cross of the Iron Cross by Steinhauer & Luck

151SO7 - Knights Cross of the Iron Cross by Steinhauer & Luck. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this Knights Cross made by the Steinhauer & Luck Ludenscheid firm The Knights Cross is in near mint condition retaining most of its original lacquer finish along the 935 silver frame. The matte black painted core is flawless. The ribbing surrounding the black central core exhibits most of its silver/white finish. The reverse of the cross presents the 935 and incused 4 along the top arm of the silver frame. The cross displays the correct die flaw characteristics described and photographed in the authoritative book written and published by Dietrich Maerz, " The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross" published by B & D LLC., Copyright 2007. $7500. More Photos

Gestapo disc # 10889

151SO8 - Gestapo disc # 10889 - Very rare Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) warrant disc. The Gestapo warrant disc was carried by members of the Gestapo and granted the agent almost unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The nickel silver disc features the NSDAP state eagle on the obverse with title " GEHEIME STAATPOLIZEI "with the issuance number "10889" on the reverse. This disc is in "ground dug " condition showing wear to the disc's surfaces. It was a standard practice of Gestapo agents to discard their disc in 1945 as the Allies drew nearer as they did not want to be identified having being a member of the Gestapo for fear of retaliation. Gestapo disc were often discarded in rivers, lakes or buried. The disc is accompanied with a letter of authenticity written by the foremost authority Don Bible. Very rare. $5,000. More Photos

Hermann Goring small ashtray marked 800

151SO10 - Hermann Goring small ashtray marked 800. Small size with the bowl measuring 2.25 inches in diameter and featuring the Hermann Goring coat-of-arms on one side. The bottom is 800 stamped indicating the silver content. Rare. $500. More Photos

Very rare Prison Official saber by Carl Eickhorn

1412SO2 - Very rare Prison Official saber by Carl Eickhorn. This very rare saber features a stylized pommel eagle's head. Prison officials of the Prison Administration ( Straffvolllzugbeamte and Strafanstaltsbeamte) were subordinate to the SS. The Prison saber is identical to those worn by Justice officials except that the Prison officials saber is gilded rather than silver. The black ebony grip is free of chips and cracks and is wrapped with a tight wire. The eagle with swastika design on the reverse is identical to the obverse on the lower crossguard. The Carl Eickhorn maker mark is on the reverse side under the crossguard's central design. The reverse side langet on the lower crossguard obscures this maker mark. The mirror finish blade full length measuring 29.0 inches. The blade is free of nicks, pitting, sharpening or rust. The original leather buffer is intact. The black painted scabbard displays light but normal age and wear to its original finish. These swords were produced in limited numbers.Very rare. $5,000. More Photos

Senior official's Fireman's Dress Axe

151SO1 - Senior official's Fireman's Dress Axe. This rare dress axe was first instited during the Weimar Republic but was continued to be worn throughout the Third Reich. This gold version is heavily embellished with oak leaf and fire fighting helmet and ladder designs on the axe head. The head is secured to the black painted wooden handle by a single large screw positioned at the top. There are two suspension rings on base plates below the axe head allowing it to be suspended from a hanger for parades and other occasions. An un-attributed dedication plate is retained by two screws on the obverse. The bottom of the handle has a gold plated base fixture. The black painted handle is in near mint condition having very minor dells and being free cracks retaining its black painted finish. Rare. $5,000. More Photos

Very rare Waffen SS M38 combat worn Palmemuster pattern camouflage smock

1412SO1 - Very rare Waffen SS M38 combat worn Palmemuster pattern camouflage smock. This 1st pattern two-sided reversible tarnjacke ( camouflage smock) features the rare Palm design that was first introduced in 1940 and utilized until 1942 when the Plain Tree and later Dot patterns were subsequently introduced. Camouflage smocks were altogether discontinued in 1944 with the introduction of the HBT M44 general purpose camouflage uniform . Surviving examples of these early Palm smocks are rare. This smock displays heavy period wear. The elastic around the neckline is still evident but the elasticized waistband and cuffs of the two sleeves has been removed. The front opens below the neckline and extends to mid-chest. This opening is secured by ten eyelets through which a drawstring would normally pass. This drawstring is absent. There are two vertical reinforced flap pockets on the front/sides. The smock is interspersed with wear to the heavy duck cotton fabric. $12,500. More Photos

Third Reich era commercially produced decorative vase made by Rosenthal

1412SO3 - Third Reich era commercially produced decorative vase made by Rosenthal. This vase features a NSDAP eagle with a silver glaze along the upper rim and bottom. The fine porcelain vase stands 4.0 inches in height. The is marked on the bottom with the Rosenthal trademark and " FEINSILBER AUFLAGE " ( referring to the silver glaze) . Also marked is "1000/1000 " indicating that the vase was produced as a limited edition. Small chip along the bottom. Very rare. $850. More Photos

National Sports Association cigarette box dated 1939

1412SO4 - National Sports Association cigarette box dated 1939. The box features the German National Sports Association emblem in brass affixed to an enameled green background. The box closes with a jasper lock. The box stands on decorative gargoyle feet. This ornate cigarette box measures approximately 4.75x 3.5 x 2.0 (overall height) inches. The bottom is marked 1939 with a swastika. The interior lid is stamped with the maker's hallmarks. $950. More Photos

Rare Waffen SS sugar bowl from Junherschule Bad Tolz

1412SO5 - Rare Waffen SS sugar bowl from Junherschule Bad Tolz. This sugar bowl features the stamped " SS/T Fuhrerheim " motif on the front. SS/T was the designation for SS/Tolz Junkerschule. The sugar bowl is made of "CROMARGAN" ( a combination of 18% chrome, 10% nickel and 75% steel ). Also stamped on the bottom is 0.25 L. $650. More Photos

Rare Kriegsmarine ink well featuring Sea Serpent design on top

1412SO6 - Rare Kriegsmarine ink well featuring "Sea Serpent " design on top. On first glance it appears that a national eagle appears on the lid of the inkwell but the design on the top is actually a Sea Serpent. The 5.0 inches wide base may indicate that this inkwell was intended for use on a U-Boat or surface vessel. The inkwell measures approximately 3.0 inches in height. Rare. $700. More Photos

Very Rare SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch (presentation dagger) crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn

1411SO1 - Very Rare SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch (presentation dagger) crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn.H. Himmler) on the reverse of the blade along with the small early Carl Eickhorn oval.. The obverse of the blade displays the deeply etched SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treuer", ( My Honor Is My Loyalty). The M33 dagger is identical to the earlier presented Ernst Röhm presentation dagger made by the Carl Eickhorn firm. The SS Himmler presentation was awarded to the SS officers and men who participated in the overthrow of Ernest Röhm and the powerful Sturmabteilung brown shirts in the historic "Night of the Long Knives" that resulted in 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 "5". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black ebony grip displays two minor chips one is evident on each side above the lower crossguard. This is commonly seen on these Himmlers as the ebony wood is quite brittle. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail. There is a small amount of verdigris evident along the line where the wood grip meets the upper and lower crossguard fittings. This indicates, along with the un- turned tang nut, that the dagger has not been taken apart and in its original state. The blade displays very minor in-and-out wear and shows excellent crossgraining. The full length blade has a couple of areas of minor spidering. The SS motto and H. Himmler presentation " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " display excellent background burnishing. The blade displays no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, cleaning or pitting. The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black scabbard displays near 100% of its original lacquer finish. The lower scabbard mount's ball is without dents. Attached is the original black leather hanger. Very Rare. $25,000. More Photos

Imperial German Navy Model 1902 short dirk with Damascus blade by WKC

1411SO2 - Imperial German Navy Model 1902 short dirk with Damascus blade by WKC. This stunning example features and open crown final with a squared crown. The ivory grip displays light age and is tightly wrapped with twisted double gilt wire. The lower crossguard is nicely fire gilded with a deeply cast anchor over a pebbled background. The Damascus blade displays excellent condition having no rust, nicks or pitting. The full length blade measured 9.25 inches in length. The open WKC knight trademark indicates turn-of-the-century construction. The scabbard features a nicely fire gilded finish retaining most of this finish. The design pattern is a combination of a hammered pebbled surface mixed with oak leaf embellishments. The suspension bands carry-over the oak leaf motif. The suspension bands are further enhansed with a repeating oak leaf deisgn. At the bottom of the scabbard is stamped the number " 59 Having an ivory grip with Damacus blade along with the deluxe scabbard are representative of the highest workmanship. Very rare. $25,000. More Photos

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

1410SO11 - UNISSUED rare Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords by Deschler & Sohn. This stunning example was recently acquired in a purchase direct from the U.S. Army veteran. This outstanding example is perfect. The award was first introduced on August 19, 1940. The purpose of the award was to recognize the recipient's achievements of military and non-military individuals for their support of the Third Reich in the war effort. The Ritterkreuz des Kriegsverdienstkreuz came with and without swords. This example features the die flaws at the "3" and lower arm on the reverse. The bottom arm is marked "1" (Deschler & Sohn) and "900". Vet./Pu. $8750. More Photos

MINT German Cross in Silver marked 20  ( C.F. Zimmermann )

1410SO12 - MINT German Cross in Silver marked "20" ( C.F. Zimmermann ). This stunning cross is impossible to upgrade. The cross would meet the standards of those collectors who want only MINT! The cross retains 100% of its original frosted, enameled and colored finishes on all surfaces. The "20" hallmark is stamped on the underside of the pin. During the period German Crosses were awarded only approximately 1,200 German Crosses in silver were presented as opposed to nearly 30,000 German Crosses in gold. A textbook and exceptional example. Vet./ Pu. $5700. More Photos

SS Oberbayern Totenkopf machine woven officer flatwire skull Form I cufftitle

1410SO10 - SS Oberbayern Totenkopf machine woven officer flatwire skull Form I cufftitle. This rare Totenkopf cufftitle was removed from an uniform. The cufftitle measures 14.0 inches. The reverse features the standard salt and pepper design. Very rare. $4750. More Photos

Very rare early Allgemeine SS transitional helmet

1410SO9 - Very rare early Allgemeine SS transitional helmet. This helmet features over-sized hand-painted SS runics and a canted swastika on the two sides. The hand-painted runics and swastika can be seen in period photographs and newsreels. This practice pre-dates the use of the standardized SS runics and the party shield decals. The exterior shell and interior feature a high gloss black paint as worn by the Allgemeine SS. The interior retains its original three pad liner and double buckle chinstrap that are in excellent condition. Most important is the glued paper nametag on the leather liner band that reads, " SS Sturmann Jakob Müller Sturm 5/II /58 ." SS Sturmann Jakob Müller would make an interesting research project. It is very rare to find such an early named piece. $6500. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal dinner napkin

1410SO8 - Adolf Hitler formal dinner napkin . This linen napkin features the initials of Adolf Hitler with the Third Reich state eagle. The large size napkin is free of stains and separations. $850. More Photos

Joachim  v. Ribbontrop  formal  dinner napkin

1410SO7 - Joachim v. Ribbontrop formal dinner napkin. This linen napkin features the stylized ensign of the Third Reich's diplomatic service. The napkin is intact being free of stains and snags. - $400. More Photos

Rare  Heinrich Himmler 4 piece informal silverware set by WMF

1410SO6 - Rare Heinrich Himmler 4 piece informal silverware set by WMF. This set consist of one table spoon, one demitasse spoon, dinner fork and knife. All four utensils are WMF silver plated marked as required by strict German law. Each handle is engraved with the initials HH for Heinrich Himmler. The set is accompanied by a letter written by Karla Van Buren granddaughter of the U.S. veteran who brought the set back. The letter includes a photocopied iamge of Ms. Van Buren and her grandfather. The letter states that her grandfather liberated the dining set from Heinrich Himmler's summer home. Rare.$2250. More Photos

Rare Adolf Hitler informal dinner napkin

1410SO5 - Rare Adolf Hitler informal dinner napkin. This linen napkin features the stylized initials of Adolf Hitler. The napkin features a jacquard pattern woven into the fabric along with the "AH initials. Accompanying the napkin is a handwritten note stating from whom the napkin was purchased. The note states that napkin was acquired from U.S. Army Major Robert Clarence Laphew who liberated the napkin from "the eagle's nest " in Obersalzburg. - $850. More Photos

Rare Hermann Goring silver cigarette case

1410SO2 - Rare Hermann Goring silver cigarette case. This silver and leather cigarette case features in silver plate the crossed marshal batons of Hermann Goring beneath the state eagle. The reverse side of the silver upper section is stamped GESCHUTZT , then and incused "JB" , "ZAHL" ' 126737". As there is no silver content number it would be indicated that this is silver plated. This small high quality case measures 3.75. x .5 x 3.25 inches. $2500. More Photos

Kriminalpolizei warrant disc # 640

1410SO4 - Kriminalpolizei warrant disc # 640. This warrant disc features a finely detailed state eagle on the obverse. and the words " STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI" ( Criminal State Police) on the reverse along with the identity number 640 on the reverse. This disc was issued very early and is one of the finest examples I have offered. $2999. More Photos

Hermann Goring honor goblet presented by the World Hunting Association made by J. Wagner & Sohn

1410SO2 - Hermann Goring honor goblet presented by the German Hunting Association made by J. Wagner & Sohn and very rare presentation photo album given by Eric Von Rosen featuring Karenhall. This set was reported liberated from Hermann Goring's personal train at Berchtesgaden by 1st Lt. Robert S. Chalifoux of Chicago, IL. . This magnificent piece was presented Hermann Goring as the "Reichsjagermeister - Generaloberst" dated 1937 for hosting the World Hunting Association's hunt in Berlin in 1937. This goblet measures 6 ¾ inches tall having a diameter of 5 ¼ inches. It is heavy being made of 800 fine silver. The goblet is inscribed to Goring, "Reichsjagermeister -Generaloberst Hermann Goring" and "Dem Schirmherrn der Internationalen Jagddausstellung Berlin 1937". On both sides of the goblet is the engraved motif of the German Hunting Association. The goblet is adorned with a raised design that encircles the circumference. The goblet rests on a tripod of three silver balls. The bottom is stamped with the maker's mark , J.(Johann) Wagner & Sohn 800". J. Wagner was the same firm that made the Luftwaffe Ehrenpokal ( Honor Goblets). The photo chronical was presented to Goring by Eric Von Rosen who was Hermann Goring's brother-in-law by Karin Von Rosen whom Goring's country house Karinhall was named. The album was presented to Goring by Eric Von Rosen on the occasion of Von Rosen's first visit to the new mausoleum built for Karen at Karenhall following her death. The first photo in the album was taken from Goring's office in Berlin showing his standarte as Police President of Prussia. The following photos are so personal that Eric Von Rosen did not feel the need to add captions. Very rare artifacts from the Hermann Goring Berchtesgaden estate. $4,500. More Photos

Very rare Luftwaffe tail section from ME109 with tropical camouflage finish

1410SO1 - Very rare Luftwaffe tail section from ME109 with tropical camouflage finish. This rare section of a ME109 features the canted swastika on a tropical tan camouflage background. Having its original tropical camouflage makes this a highly desirable addition to any Luftwaffe or Deutsches Afrika Korps collection. The material is light weight aluminum. The cut-out swastika section measures approximately 13.5 x 13.5 inches on a tan background. It is easy to imagine this rare item in flight over the north African desert or the Mediterranean. Professionally framed. $4,000. More Photos

Westland Waffen SS M40 combat helmet by ET

147SO13 - Westland Waffen SS M40 combat helmet by ET. This stunning helmet features the original owner's initials "A.S." handwritten on the leather liner along with his unit and the regimental title "Westland". The Westland regiment was a component of the 5th Waffen SS Division " Wiking". Wiking was the first of the non-German combat divisions raised by SS and was comprised originally by Dutch and Flemish Belgian volunteers. Wiking fought on the Eastern Front and was commanded first Felix Steiner followed by Obergruppenfuhrer Herbert Otto Gille. Obergruppenfuhrer Gille who was one of only two Waffen SS commanders to be awarded the Diamonds to his Oak Leaves and Swords. The other being Sepp Dietrich who commanded the 1st Waffen SS Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler ( LSSAH). The exterior shell displays normal period combat wear. The single ET decal presents about 95% of its runics shield. The interior features a complete leather liner that is marked, "A.S. 222 SS 5.E.Westland ". The side apron is stamped ET64 indicating the shell's maker and size. The rear apron is stamped with the low batch number "906". Rare. $8750. More Photos

Rare Mongrammed Schutzstaffel officer Ehrendegen unmarked by Krebs with tear drop hanger and portepee

147SO9 - Rare Mongrammed Schutzstaffel officer Ehrendegen unmarked by Krebs with tear drop hanger and portepee. The Ehrendegen was an SS award presented to select officers and SS graduates of Braunschweig and Bad Tolz. The sword was accompanied by an award certificate. The SS Ehrendegen was noted in the SS officer Dienstalterliste as was the SS Totenkopfring. The sword features all nickel silver hilt and scabbard fittings. The pommel cap button is the step variety with multi-piece construction assembly as used on these early swords. Inside the pommel cap a secondary cap is present and unscrewed or tampered with. This construction is described in detail in Thomas Wittmann's, " Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author, Copyright 2003, page 341.The monogram features jeweler engraved initials " HG " or " GH". The black ebony wood grip is perfect with tightly wound nickel silver wire. The double runics SS button perfectly centered. The underside of the lower crossguard and scabbard throat are proof marked with the SS acceptance stamps. Tied to the hilt is a mint SS officer portepee that features the double SS runics. The blade's ricasso is unmarked but is attributed to Peter Daniel Krebs. The blade is perfect and measures a full 33 inches in length. The scabbard features the stylized intricate Nordic design on the upper scabbard fitting. The scabbard's high gloss black paint finish is in near mint condition displaying only light surface wear. The nickel silver drag is without flaw showing no evidence of dings. Affixed to the scabbard is an original SS marked tear drop black leather sword hanger. The reverse side displays the SS RZM impression and stamped "1/36". The attachment clip is marked "A" indicating Assmann. $13,500. More Photos

Waffen SS M35 double decal combat helmet by ET

146SO4 - Waffen SS M35 double decal combat helmet by ET. This rare helmet features a smooth dark green finish characteristic of ET produced M35 helmet shells. The SS runics and party shield decals each retain better than 95% of their finish. The exterior's smooth finish shows light normal wear consistent with the decals and interior. The helmet's interior displays a complete leather liner size stamped 57. The original drawstring is intact. The leather liner shows light discoloration consistent with period use. The left side of the apron is stamped ET64 indicating the helmet's maker and shell size. The rear of the apron is stamped with the production run number 4372. $18,500. More Photos

Rare Allgemeine SS kepi

145SO4 - Rare Allgemeine SS kepi. This rare artifact of SS headgear features an early M29 eagle positioned above a false scallop. Below the false scallop is a black enameled button positioned above an early totenkopf. On each side below the circular top section are two black enameled ventilation grommets. The black wool is in excellent undamaged condition being free of mothing and stains. The black leather nco/enlisted chinstrap is secured by a black enameled button on each side. The interior reveals that there was once a diamond shaped celluloid label or tag as evidenced by the stitching lines. Along the circumference of the kepi is a thin black leather sweatband approximated .5 inch wide. The kepi went out of wear being replaced by the schirmütze during the 1932- 1933 period. Found inside the kepi were two newspapers placed inside in order that it could maintain its shape each dated 1932. $7,000. More Photos

Reichsarbeitdienst  ( RAD ) trumpet banner

143SO4 - Reichsarbeitdienst ( RAD ) trumpet banner. This rare heavy silk trumpet banner features the RAD ensigne within a white central disc encircled by a wheat wreath superimposed on swastika background with a silver border along the arms. The trumpet banner is bordered with silver aluminum fringe on all sides. Along the top side of the banner is a channel that the attachment pole would pass through. The tassels are affixed to a black, silver and red aluminum cord that passes thrpough silver aluminum loops sewn along the top edge. The banner measures 19 x 21 inches ( not including the fringed border. The banner is in excellent condition. $4500. More Photos

Very rare NSDAP Gauleiter collar tab set

142SO5 - Very rare matched set of Gauleiter second pattern ( post-1939) two-tone cello and bullion collar tabs. This set displays gold bullion accent threads in the eagle's wings. The two oak leaves and the eagle's breast and swastika are well detailed in cello. Each tab is bordered with wine red rayon piping. The reverse of the right side tab displays an RZM tag. Mint. $4999. More Photos

Extremely rare SS M42 combat helmet by with full chickenwire basket

1202SO5 - Extremely rare SS M42 combat helmet with full chickenwire basket. This helmet features a full chickenwire basket used for the attachment of camouflage materials. The helmet displays consistent oxidation where the basket has come into contact with the shell. The decal likewise displays this wear. The interior features a complete and worn leather liner with the original drawstring. The chinstrap is original to the helmet. The rear apron is stamped EF… ( Emaillerwerk-Fulda ) and the production run number 3115. This helmet comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Kelly Hicks author of ' SS - STEEL , PARADE AND COMBAT HELMETS OF GERMANY'S THIRD REICH ELITE", published by R. James Bender Publishing, copyright 2004 and "SS HELMETS, THE HISTORY,USE AND DECORATION OF THE HELMETS OF THE BLACK CORPS", co-authored with the late Michael Beaver, published by Shiffer Publishing Ltd., copyrighted 2006. Extremely rare. $13,500. More Photos

SS Birthday Presentation Telle for Alois Holzgethan Obersturmfuhrer

1202SO2 - SS Birthday Presentation Telle for Alois Holzgethan Obersturmfuhrer. This exceedingly rare hand-painted wooden plate was presented to Obersturmfuhrer Holzgethan on his birthday 12.4 1945 which makes this a very late war presentation piece. Obersturmfuhrer Holzgethan was attached with the Hohere SS u. Polizei Inspectorate in Munich where he served as a SS/ Polizei Inspector. The limited information available in his SS file states "Unifo. Ausw. 51067". His file jacket is stamped "Uniformtraeger". The plate measures approximately 12.5 inches in diameter. The hand-painted central theme features the SS runics superimposed over an eagle clutching a wreathed swastika. On either side of the swastika is the date 12.4. 1945. Along the rim of the plate is painted 'Wurst im Holzgethan in Gossensass ( Austria) zu seinem Geburstag Errinerungs" Roughly translated 'In rememberance of your birthday Holzgethan…..in Gossensass 12.4.1945." Price on Request. More Photos

German headquarters wall eagle from Metz, France

1110SO2 - German headquarters wall eagle from Metz, France. This historic wall eagle was once displayed in the city hall of German occupied Metz, France. The three-piece carved poplar wood eagle was found by a contractor after the war in the attic while the city hall was undergoing renovations. The contractor contacted his friend who he knew was a collector of Third Reich memorabilia who promptly expressed his interest. This eagle's wingspan measures 58.5 inches x 39 inches in height. The eagle's breast measures approximately 4 inches in depth. The wings detach from the breast area in a tongue-in-groove manner. One wing has suffered minor damage where it inserts into the body but this does not distract and is restorable. The swastika was de-nazified following the German's departure from Metz as were most items baring the swastika. The eagle was "re-nazified" with the addition of the swastika by the collector. Extremely rare and historic. $15,000. More Photos

GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI  warrant disc

117SO3 - GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc. This very rare disc features a finely detailed state eagle on the obverse and the words, "GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOIZEI" ( Municiplal Criminal Police) and the identity warrant number 813. The disc is is made of steel and therefore magnetic. GEMEINDE KRIMINALPOLIZEI disc are considerably rarer than both the GESTAPO and STAATLICHE discs. $4750. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal wine coasters by Wellner

113SO1 - Adolf Hitler formal wine coasters by Wellner. This matched pair of silver plate wine coasters measures approximately 4.25 inches. The coasters have a hard rubber center on which wine bottles were placed while formal dinners were served. On the front of each coaster is engraved the initials "A H". On the bottom of each coaster is the single name Wellner. The Wellner firm provided most of the serving pieces used by Adolf Hitler during formal occasions. $3000. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal pattern grape snippers by Bruckmann

1101SO1 - Adolf Hitler formal pattern grape snippers by Bruckmann. These grape snippers feature the formal dinnerware pattern as exhibited in the "Greek key" design that runs along the outer edge of the handles. The highly stylized eagle with the initials "A H " is central on each of the handles. The handles are made of 800 fine sterling silver. The Bruckmann hallmark consisting of the crescent moon, crown, 800 and eagle are stamped at the end of each handle where the cutting tool begins. The snippers measure approximately 7.25 inches in length. Rare. $2500. More Photos

Early Luftwaffe officer's Damascas Fliegerschwert

1012SO3 - Early Luftwaffe officer's Damascas Fliegerschwert. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this rare Luftwaffe 1st model Luftwaffe officer's sword with Peacock pattern Damascas blade. This beautiful sword displays a nickel silver pommel and lower crossguard. The blue leather grip shows minor wear that resulted from period use. The blue leather is tightly wrapped with twisted wire. Knotted around the lower crossguard is a Luftwaffe sword portepee. All the nickel silver fittings match with age patination. The upper and lower scabbard fittings match the patination of the sword's silver surfaces. The upper silver scabbard fitting has been personalized with the addition of a oak leaves and acorn motif. A blue leather sword hanger is attached to the two side rings soldered to the upper scabbard fitting. This matches the blue leather on the grip and scabbard. The true Damascas blade displays the rich details of the Peacock pattern. The full length blade measures 28.25 inches long. The blade has not been re-tipped. sharpened or altered in any way. There are no signs of rust or pitting. The sword's tang beneath the wire wrapped leather grip is unmarked. A blue leather buffer separates the lower crossguard from the exquisite blade. The Luftwaffe blue leather wrapped scabbard shows light wear and is in overall excellent condition having no serious distractions. Very rare. $15,750. More Photos

Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreutz) by Steinhauer & Luck

1012SO1 - Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreutz) by Steinhauer & Luck. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this very rare original Knights Cross. This Knights Cross features the correct stamps for the 800 silver content with an incused "4" along the reverse upper arm beneath the bale (ring through which the suspension loop passes). The magnetic cross weighs 29.3 grams with the silver suspension loop. The suspension ring is also marked "935". The dent row created by a flaw in the Steinhauer & Luck die is present in this Type B, pre-May 1945 Knights Cross as described in Dietrich Maerz's highly informative reference book, " The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross", published by B&D Publishing, LLC, copyright 2007. The cross further exhibits the excellent detail expected in a mint Steinhauer & Luck made cross. The black paint obverse and reverse is perfect. The ribbon is as was originally folded 65 + years ago. The frosted ribbing that surrounds the core is perfect. The cross comes with the original presentation ribbon that measures 73 mm and original Steinhauer & Luck presentation case. The cross is further described in the "EXPERTISE" and Certificate of Authenticity by Dietrich Maerz that accompanies the offering. A very fine, rare and investment grade example. $14,500. More Photos

Waffen SS M40 combat helmet with Oakleaf pattern cover

1010SO2 - Waffen SS M40 combat helmet with 2nd model Oakleaf pattern cover. This M40 helmet features a standard field gray semi-smooth finish that first appeared in 1940. The helmet’s exterior shows normal wear from combat use. The rear of the interior apron is stamped Q66 indicating the maker and shell size along with the batch number 82421. Attached to the helmet is a Waffen SS 2nd model fall/spring reversible helmet cover. The second model cover features foilage loops not present in the earlier style. The cover shows normal period wear. The cover is affixed to the helmet by three (3) anodized aluminum retaining rocker clips. The arabic numeral "3" is visible on the fall side indicating the pattern number. Rare. $13,500. More Photos

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091SO2 - Reichsministry of the Occupied Eastern Territories senior official's visor hat. This extremely rare visor hat was worn by officials of the Ostminiserium (RMBO) or Third Reich government officials responsible for overseeing the occupation of the "Eastern" (Soviet) occupied territories. This is one of the rarest hats Oakleaf has ever offered. Directed by Reichsminister Alfred Rosenberg, the Reichsministerium fur die besetzten Ostgebiete -RMBO, wore uniforms distinct from the Foreign Ministry. This hat features a distinctive gold wash metal eagle and wreathed kokarde. The kokarde is separate of the wreath. The hat has a high peak and great saddle shape. The hat body is made of heavy medium brown wool identical to the fabric of the RMBO uniform. The hat has wool gold crown and capband piping indicating rank as that of a senior level official. The wool upper body and dark brown velvet capband are in excellent condition being free of stains or mothing. The chincords are made gold celleon (cello). The brown lacquer on the vulcanfiber visor shows use. The interior shows heavy use as evidenced by staining and wear. The sweat diamond is mostly present and the sweatband is fully attached. The interior is lined with gold artificial silk. Ubder the sweatband is an RZM tag stitched in place at the rear. This schirmutze is a "must-have" for any collector of rare Third Reich headgear. $7500. More Photos

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091SO4 - SS Division "Walloonie" M42 combat helmet. On August 8, 1942 the first draft of Belgium volunteers entered service into the German Army. The first contingent was listed as Infantrie Battlion 373. Leon Degrelle of Waffen SS fame and Knights Cross and Oak Leaves winner volunteered as a private. Between November 1941 and February 1942, The Belgium volunteers was employed in antipartisan operations at the rear of the Russian front. Fron its inception the Belgium volunteers suffered heavy casualties defending the Reich (and Belgium) against Bolshevism. In May 1943 by their efforts on the Russian front, Himmler had the Walloons incorporated into the Waffen SS. In June 1943, THE Walloon Legion became SS Sturmbrigade Wallonie. In November it was assigned to the Wiking Division and saw action in the Ukraine where again it suffered heavy losses. On September 18, 1944 after almost continous figthing on the eastern front, Himmler announced the formation of SS Volunteer Grenadier Division "Wallonie" with the division redesignated the 28TH Waffen SS Division the following month. By mid-April 1945 the division had been reduced to almost 700 men with remnants of the division being evacuated to Norway and later Spain. This exceedingly rare M42 helmet features the Black, Yellow and Red shield that represented the Belgium Walloons who volunteered service in the Wehrmacht. The Army eagle is clearly evident where the shield had been placed over it. On the opposite side of the helmet is an area where the decal has been removed. It could have been no other decal but SS. This M42 shows honest period combat wear. The apron is stamped ET66 and the batch number 1544. The complete leather liner shows wear but is in excellent condition. Own a historically significant combat helmet. $4250. More Photos

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0812EW3 - Kriegsmarine officer's sword with original portepee and very rare triple etched by F.W. Holler. This is one of the nicest Kriegsmarine swords I have ever had. This sword features a deeply cast lionshead pommel with the lion having one green and one red glass eyes. The artificial ivory grip is tightly wire wrapped with age spidering. It looks great and lends character. The basket features a deeply cast fouled anchor. The obverse of the blade features an etched panel with a battleship, a biplane with floats and another ship of the line. There also appears the not often seen Kriegsmarine eagle and swastika superimposed over an anchor. On the reverse of the blade the panel features a cruiser, biplane with floats and a U-Boat. The U-Boat is rarely seen on Kriegsmarine edged weapons. The upper edge of the blade is etched with a more generic pattern. The scabbard 's brass metal fittings are in excellent condition as is the leather. The original silver thread portepee has tarnished to a deep golden color and shows appropriate wear. This wonderful sword is a beautiful, collectible piece in itself but the etched panels are really fantastic showing excellent detail down to the flags….$3999. More Photos

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