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Rare grouping of two SS table or desk flags and SS officer set of white dress gloves

161SO10 - Rare grouping of two SS table or desk flags and SS officer set of white dress gloves. This rare offering features a small pennant measuring 5 x 8 inches with alternating white and black borders. The central SS runes are embroidered into the black rayon. The one-sided flag with the tassels and cross pole measures 7 x 11 inches. The cross pole and ball ends are silver. The SS runes are stenciled on in silver foil ink. The white gloves, worn for dress occasions, are marked size 3 and in mint condition. $2999. More Photos

Rare Deutschland Erwacht Standarte NSDAP front plate

1512SO9 - Rare Deutschland Erwacht Standarte "NSDAP" box plate. This NSDAP plate was affixed to the inside of the box above the Deutschland Erwacht flag. This plate was collected as a souvenir by an American GI soldier who retrieved it from a street in Berlin after it was separated from the rest of the standarte. The plate still retains portions of its enameled surface . The reverse presents the maker's stamp "50". Deutschland Erwacht flag is sold separately. $17500 . More Photos

Exceptionally rare Allach Berghirsch ( Mountain Stag ) Model #10

1512SO5 - Exceptionally rare Allach Berghirsch ( Mountain Stag ) Model #10. This rare Allach figurine is identical to the white stag pictured in Dennis Porrel's "Allach Porcelain 1936 - 1945" , VOLUME 2, published by Schiffer Military History, Copyright 2010, pages 386-387. According to Dennis Porell, the Allach 1936 Manufacturer's Catalog only 93 of the white porcelain versions were made during the years 1938-1939. This piece displays multi-piece construction with the antlers being set in place separately to holes in the stag's head making the antlers removable. The stag's antlers present excellent detail giving them a natural white appearance. $8,000. More Photos

National Socialist Golden Party badge # 22982 by Jos. Fuess, Munchen

1512SO6 - National Socialist Golden Party badge # 22982 by Jos. Fuess, Munchen. This very low numbered badge was an official NSDAP party award presented to the first 100,000 members. This smaller version was worn on the lapel of suits when party members were not in uniform. There were two manufacturers of the award being Deschler u. Sohn, Munich and Joseph Fuess, Munich. This badge presents excellent detail in the gilded wreath and displays 100% of its enameled center design. $1500. More Photos

Luftwaffe Short Range Night Fighter Operational Flying Clasp in Silver by G.H. Osang

1512SO8 - Luftwaffe Short Range Night Fighter Operational Flying Clasp in Silver by G.H. Osang, Dresden. This rare example features excellent remaining silver on the oak leaves. The wreath presents hand -painted black finish showing wear to the highlights. The reverse shows the G.H. OSANG, DRESDEN maker's mark. $1250. More Photos

Very Rare 1933 Gau East Hanover Gautag tinnie

1512SO7 - Very Rare 1933 Gau East Hanover Gautag tinnie. Features well-detailed stamped construction. $500. More Photos

Rare Emil Voos Army officer double etched dagger with Ivory grip

1511SO3 - Rare Emil Voos Army officer double etched dagger with Ivory grip. This stunning example of the rare Emil Voos dagger features the highest level of craftsmanship as displayed in the use of the ivory grip, the deeply etched oak leaf design in the pommel fitting and the eagle on the lower generic crossguard. The ivory grip is free of chips and cracks. The double-etched blade is stunning with its presentation of the stylized Emil Voos etches. The reverse of the blade shows the Emil Voos trademark on the ricasso. The blade is rated as mint having no signs of repairs, rust, pitting or areas of graying. The dagger and scabbard are identical to the Emil Voos pictured on page 132 of Thomas T. Wittmann's highly authoritative reference book " Exploring The Dress Daggers of the German Army", Copyright 2005. Published privately by the Author, in which Mr. Wittmann writes, "The much sought-after, Emil Voos, double etched Army Officer....The beautiful double -etched blades were of the highest quality, featuring nickel plating applied after the etching process. Note the fine Army-style eagle etch with sharp, forty-five degree angled, straight lined wing tips, and oak leaf sprigs beneath each wing." Exceptional quality and very rare. $7250. More Photos

Very Rare SS H. Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch (presentation dagger)

1511SO4 - Very Rare SS H. Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch (presentation dagger) crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The SS M33 Himmler prsentation 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 is perfect having no chips or cracks in the rare ebony wood. The eagle displays excellent detail. The tang nut is unturned indicating the dagger has not been taken apart and is in its original state. The full length blade rates excellent plus, plus. The blade further displays nice crossgraining. The obverse presents the SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treuer", ( My Honor Is My Loyalty) and the reverse of the blade the H. Himmler presentation " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " (In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler) along with the small Carl Eickhorn squirrel maker's mark. The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is in excellent condition displaying normal age with an excellent amount of its original lacquer finish. The lower scabbard mount's ball is without dents. Attached is the original early black leather hanger. Very Rare. $16,999. More Photos

Very rare and early NSDAP  sign annoucing Our Reichsprasident,  Adolf Hitler

1511SO2 - Very rare and early NSDAP sign annoucing "Our Reichsprasident, Adolf Hitler". This very rare and early NSDAP black and white enameled propaganda sign measures 13.5 x 20. inches. " Soldatfront " is written on the sign. The Soldatfront was an early WWI veteran's organization that supported the NSDAP and Adolf Hitler's rise to political power. On August 19, 1934 Hitler was elected president after already being elected Chancellor on January 30, 1933. By becoming president this further consolidated Hitler's power throughout Germany. $3,000. More Photos

 embroidered NSDAP party eagle pillow from Berghof

1510SO9 - Removed from Adolf Hitler's Berchtesgaden mountain retreat ( the Berghof )an embroidered NSDAP party eagle pillow. It was common for admiring German women to present Adolf Hitler with home produced gifts. This needle point pillow was removed from Bertchesgaden in 1945 when occupied by an American G.I. The stuffing and backing material of the pillow was professionally replaced as the original stuffing and backing had deteriorated. $650. More Photos

Waffen SS Obersturmfuhrer panzerjacke

1510SO4 - Waffen SS Obersturmfuhrer panzerjacke. This panzerjacke is cut in the SS style with a straight drop of the front closure panels. This black wool panzerjacke features matching hand-stitched Obersturmfuhrer krägenpatten (collar tabs) and removable schulterstücke ( shoulder boards). The rank collar tab displays three rank pips with two parallel silver stripes. The matching removable shoulder boards feature pink waffenfarb with black underlayment as worn by the Waffen SS panzertruppen. A single rank pip on the silver cords indicates the rank of Obersturmfuhrer. The left upper sleeve displays a SS officer's flatwire silver eagle. The panzerjacke has two sets of loops for the display of the officer's decorations and Panzerkampfabzeichen badge. There is a ribbon sewn into the upper buttonhole for the Iron Cross II. The interior is displays size stamps on area of the left breast . $24750. 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

Very rare SS Sturmfahne III/100

1510SO7 - Very rare SS Sturmfahne III/100 . This exact Sturmfahne appears in Ulric of England's excellent reference book, " Meine Ehre Heisst Treue Inside the Allgemeine SS 1925-1945", Published by ANDREA PRESS, Spain, All rights reserved, 2012. Page 380. Sturmfahne III/100 was the standarte of SS-Fuss Standarte 100 ( 100th SS Infantry Regiment) that was stationed in Oberabschnitt Elbe, SS-Abschnitt XXXVII, Reichenberg. This rare flag measures 120 x 140 cm and features the SS unit's designation on a separately sewn rectangular black field in the upper left-hand corner. The chain-stitched roman numeral designates the battalion while the arabic number the regiment. This rectangular field is bordered with aluminum twistcord piping. Sturmfahne standartes were first displayed in 1933 and were employed until September 1940. The flag displays a multi-piece constructed canted swastika on a central white disc. The flag is bordered on three sides with second pattern fringe that features alternating silver and black threads. The hoist side shows seven attachment rings all being RZM marked on the inside. The Sturmfahne was generally carried by a senior NCO who wore the SS gorget and white gloves. It was an honor to be selected to be the SS standarte bearer. Accompanying the Sturmfahne is the spear shaped poletop. The spear point poletop is properly marked RZM 60.$7250. More Photos

2.SS T.V,, (Totenkopfverbande)  Brandenburg photo album with very rare hand embroidered in silver wire Brandenburg cuffttitle

159PHOTALB1 - 2.SS T.V,, (Totenkopfverbande) " Brandenburg" photo album with very rare hand embroidered in silver wire "Brandenburg" cuffttitle. This seldom seen photo album offering features a compilation of 131 images of Werner Peiler who served with the Totenkopfverbande Standarte Brandenburg. The album depicts Werner Peiler during his time with the Hitler Youth through his service with the Schutzstaffel. The album contains excellent images of Werner Peiler in his Allgemeine uniform. One image shows Peiler with his Brandenburg comrades wearing this same Brandenburg cufftitle. There are also images of him wearing his Waffen SS uniform displaying his combat awarded Close Combat Clasp and Panzer Assault badge. The photo album ends with reports provided by the German Red Cross of Werner Peiler's location following the war as a missing person who ultimately was repatriated following the war. The Totenkopfverbande Standarte Brandenburg cufftitle was removed by Werner Peiler from his tunic to be preserved with the photo album. This exceptional cuffttitle measures 14.5 inches. $9500. More Photos

Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse )

1510SO2 - Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse). Combat worn splinter pattern smock features a correct factory machine sewn camouflage embroidered breast eagle. On each side of the upper chest area is a zipper closed slant pocket with matching RAPID metal zippers with leather pull tabs. The front is closed by five matching Luftwaffe blue glass buttons. A series of PRYM snaps are positioned along the bottom edge of the smock that close around each of the Fallschirmjager's upper legs. At the end of each cuff are PRYM snaps for size adjustment. Inside each sleeve is a rayon wind cuff also with PRYM snaps. On each side of the lower waist is a single large flap pocket closed with a metal RAPID zipper with leather pull tabs. The unlined interior features the Luftwaffe RBN number along with the size stamped 1A and 8/44 indicating August 1944. The exterior displays mild period wear with no tears. $13,500. More Photos

Mint Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse )

1510SO1 - Mint Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse ). This water pattern smock features a factory machine sewn camouflage embroidered breast eagle. On each side of the upper chest area is a zipper closed slant pocket with matching RiRi plastic zippers with leather pull tabs. The front is closed by five matching Luftwaffe blue glass buttons. A series of snaps are positioned along the bottom edge of the smock that close around each of the Fallschirmjager's upper legs. At he end of each cuff are PRYM snaps for size adjustment. Inside each sleeve is a rayon wind cuff also with PRYM snaps . On each side of the lower waist is a single large flap pocket closed with a plastic RiRi zipper with leather pull tabs. The unlined interior features the Luftwaffe RBN number along with the size stamped 2A ( medium). Un-issued, mint condition. $12,500. 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

Named Waffen SS Germania Regiment  of Das Reich ( later Wiking) Haupsturmfuhrer tunic

158SO3 - Named Waffen SS Germania Regiment of Das Reich ( later Wiking) Haupsturmfuhrer tunic with German Cross. This tunic was acquired directly from U.S. Army veteran John L. Farley who served with the 90th Division and landed on Utah beach on June 6, D-Day. This tunic features the rare "G" cypher worn by members of the Germania Regiment on each shoulder board between the two rank pips. The tunic exhibits matching sewn-in Haupsturmfuhrer shoulder boards with white waffenfarb on black underlay. The officer collar tabs ( kragenpatten ) display the standard SS officer runes tab with a silver twistcord border. On the opposite collar is the rank tab of a Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the upper left sleeve is sewn a officer's hand-embroidered in silver wire eagle. On the left breast and adjacent area are five sets of loops for the attachment of awards. On the right breast is period sewn the German Cross in Gold. The tunic displays all pleated and scalloped breast and hip pockets. The fully lined interior displays the Benedict Berlin tailor's label. The inside breast pocket displays the same tailor's nametag with the SS officer's name . $19,500. More Photos

Published Waffen SS Polizei Division Hauptsturmfuhrer's tunic

158SO2 - Published Waffen SS Polizei Division Hauptsturmfuhrer's tunic. This tunic was acquired directly from U.S. Army veteran John L. Farley who served with the 90th Division and landed on Utah Beach on June 6 , D-Day. This worn officer quality gabardine wool tunic is the same identical tunic featured in author Michael Beaver's book, " Uniforms of the Waffen SS ", Published by Schiffer Military Publishing, Copyrighted 2002, page 260. The tunic features matching Haupsturmfuhrer shoulder boards with white waffenfarb on black underlay and two rank pips on each board. On the right sleeve is the SS Ehrenwinkle chevron indicating membership in the SS or NSDAP prior to 1933. On the left sleeve a hand-embroidered SS officer silver wire bullion eagle. The officer collar tabs ( kragenpatten ) display the standard SS officer runes tab with a silver aluminum twistcord border. On the opposite collar is the rank tab of a Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the left lower sleeve is displayed an officer flat silver wire cufftitle for " SS-Polizei-Division " ( Waffen SS 4th Grenadier Division). The five pebbled button front closure tunic displays two scalloped and pleated breast pockets and two scalloped and pleated hip pockets. Above the left breast are two loops for a short ribbon bar. On the pocket's pleat are two additional loops. Sewn to the second buttonhole is a ribbon for the Iron Cross 2nd Class. The fully lined interior displays period alterations made for size adjustment. $23, 500. More Photos

Waffen SS panzer officer's Schiffchen, commonly known as side cap or overseas cap

158SO1 - Waffen SS panzer officer's Schiffchen, commonly known as side cap or overseas cap. The all-black SS Schiffchen was introduced in 1940 for all ranks, to replace the army's model 1938 design used with SS insignia. In contrast to the army cap's distinctive scalloped sides, the SS model displays a graceful curve from front to back. This example is contructed of officer-quality, smooth black wool. It is lined in a lightweight black, cotton-rayon blend with no detectable size stamping. The size is generous, at least a 57. The upper margin around the flap is piped in factory-applied, aluminum braided cord denoting commissioned officers' rank. A gray leather, "partial" sweatband, sometimes found on this design, is sewn into the front of the lining. It is semi-elliptical in shape and embossed Qualitaets Marke. The insignia consists of the standard BeVo-style SS Hoheitsabzeichen, or national emblem, above the flap. Beneath the eagle is a BeVo SS Totenkopf grinning death's head. Both emblems are finished in a white cotton-rayon blend, hand-sewn to the cap and nicely matched in age. The inverted pink "V" soutache above the death's head is of rayon and factory applied. Pink was the Waffenfarbe, or service branch color, for panzer troops in both the German army and the Waffen SS. On the frontal area of the cap are two small, parallel vertical cord stitches to prevent loosening of the lower band. The cap displays no mothing, stains or repair. Its overall condition grades as lightly-worn, excellent-plus. More Photos

Rare Luftwaffe field divisions splinter pattern coat with officer's overseas cap

157SO3 - Rare Luftwaffe field divisions water pattern coat with officer's overseas cap. The consignor of this five item ensemble, complete with field jacket, screwback 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, cloth Fallschimjager badge, Oberlt. reserve collar tabs and officer hat, acquired it, among other war relics , in 1974/75 from West Germany's military attache in Washington D.C. This Bundeswehr Fallschirmjager colonel had numerous family members and some friends desirous to dispose of some military items outside West Germany discreetly. This field coat features the camouflage splinter pattern on heavy cotton duck material. The right breast area displays a factory machine sewn camouflage embroidered eagle. The front is secured with five glass buttons indicating early production of this model field coat. On each shoulder is a very rare camouflage shoulder strap. These straps are near impossible to find as most were discarded after the coat was issued and replaced with standard rank straps. On the left breast area is a screwback Iron Cross 1st and a cloth version of the Fallschirmabzeichen . These are period applied examples and original to the coat. The hole which the post of the screwback EK1 passes through is marrowed meaning that it is machine stitched along the opening. Under the collar is a storm flap. The interior is unlined and the pockets are made using blue cotton fabric. Accompanying the camouflage field coat is the Luftwaffe officer' s overseas cap featuring all bullion eagle and kokarde insignia with factory applied aluminum piping. The tan cotton lined interior is marked size 55. The Luftwaffe reserve officer tabs were found in a pocket of the jacket by the consignor. Provenance will be provided to the buyer upon completion of sale. $9750. More Photos

Cased 1937 Order of the German Eagle 1st Class without swords

157SO1 - Cased 1937 Order of the German Eagle 1st Class without swords by Gebr. Godet, Berlin with un-issued award document. The Order of the German Eagle was first instituted on May 1, 1937 and was intended as a political award presented to foreign dignitaries and high ranking military personnel. The award came in eight classes ranging from the one-time awarded Grand Cross of the German eagle in Gold with Diamonds awarded only once to Benito Mussolini on September 25, 1937 to the German Medal of Merit. This beautifully constructed Eagle Order features white enamel on a Maltese cross with gold borders. Both the obverse and reverse sides maintain 100% of their enameled finishes. Gilded German eagles separate the arms of the cross. Each eagle clutches a white enameled wreathed swastika. The cross is suspended by a bale stamped with "900" and "1" indicating the silver content and maker as Godet. A ribbed suspension loop passes through the bale. The order comes with its original red leatherette presentation case. The lid features a gold embossed German state eagle. The interior lid is lined with white artificial silk with the award's title "Deutscher Adlerorden I. Stufe". The interior bottom is lined with black velvet with a recessed area made to accommodate the order and ribbon. Accompanying the Order is the rare un-issued award document. The document comes with its original heavy stock paper folio with cardboard sheet. The cover is embossed with a gold foil NSDAP state eagle. The document names the award with a facsimile Adolf Hitler signature. Very Rare. $4350. More Photos

Very rare SS-Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Hauptstürmfuhrer's black service tunic with matching breeches

156SO7 - Very rare SS-Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Hauptstürmfuhrer's black service tunic with matching breeches. The tailor made tunic features the very rare early nickel silver SS adjutant's aiguillette. This aiguillette passes through the right shoulder board that displays the rare "O" cypher worn by the Totenkopfstandarte I "Oberbayern". The aiguillette features an alternating pattern of black and silver thread in the silver cords that ends with the SS runics prominent on each of the tips .The right upper sleeve displays the Ehrenwinkle ( Old Fighters Chevron) indicating the officer was a member of the SS or other NSDAP organization prior to January 1933. The right collar displays a very rare officer's vertical hand embroidered Totenkopf skull tab. The left collar displays the officer's Hauptstürmfuhrer rank tab. The collar is bordered with silver aluminum twistcord wire. The front closure and four scalloped and pleated pockets are closed with pebbled aluminum buttons. On the left breast is a single set of loops to which a bronze Sports badge is affixed. The interior is lined with polished black cotton fabric. The interior displays period wear. The tailor label is sewn to the left breast pocket. Through the left hip pocket there is sewn a dagger suspension tab with "D" ring from which the officer would suspend his M36 "chained" dagger. The breeches match the fabric of the tunic perfectly. The breeches display the typical button fly with all buttons present. There is a slash pocket with a buttoned flap on each side of the front. Along the waistline are buttons for the attachment of braces. A cinch belt is at each side for further adjustment along the waistline. $39,999. More Photos

Rare  Hitler Youth Leader dagger by Carl Eickhorn

155SO6 - Rare Hitler Youth Leader dagger by Carl Eickhorn. This rare dagger features a tight wire wrapped grip. The pommel cap features the stylized Hitlerjugend diamond. The lower crossguard has a repeating design devoid of the customary eagle and swastika. The blade is in near mint condition featuring the Hitler Youth motto, "Blut und Ehre" ( Blood and Honor) with the original crossgraining evident. The original blue leather buffer is intact. On the reverse side of the blade is the Carl Eickhorn RZM code M7/66. The Carl Eickhorn firm made a very limited number of these rare daggers. The scabbard presents the Hitler Youth insignia on the obverse side of the upper scabbard fitting. The scabbard is tightly wrapped in blue leather and is in excellent condition being free of areas of wear.. Very rare. Excellent plus, plus. $6,000. More Photos

Very rare Luftwaffe administrative general's tropical tunic for the rank of Generalmajor

155SO3 - Very rare Luftwaffe administrative general's tropical tunic for the rank of Generalmajor. . This tunic features non-matching Generalmajor slip-on shoulder boards. This was probably the result of this tunic being theater-made and the general using what was available. The tunic's lapels have matching forest green waffenfarb collar tabs and bullion blue-backed continental Luftwaffe general's breast eagle. The matching administrative general's tabs and breast eagle are tailor applied. Gold bullion twistcord piping is sewn around the upper collar. Over the left breast is a row of loops intended to accommodate a long ribbon bar. A single set of loops is over the scalloped and pleated left breast pocket. The two upper pockets are scalloped and pleated. The two hip pockets are pleated with a flap. The front is closed with four pebbled gold buttons. The interior is unmarked. The size is approximately 40 . $8500. More Photos

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 Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge by C.E.Juncker

154SO1 - 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 Ggerman Army mainted 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 Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge 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.$4800. 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

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. $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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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. $9,000. 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

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

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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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