German Special Offerings

Waffen SS recruiting booklet

144SO2 - Rare Waffen SS recruiting booklet "Dich Ruft Die SS" (The SS Calls You). This book gives a detailed overview of the SS and its structure. This recruitment booklet was printed by the SS Hauptamt Berlin. It features a number of war artist prints and Heinrich Hoffmann studio photos of the Waffen SS in action. The book details a number of Waffen SS career positions that could be filled by the qualified SS applicant. The cover has separated with time. Rare. $300. More Photos

Very rare early DLV officer's fliegerdolch by Adolf Braun, Berlin

144SO1 - Very rare early DLV officer's fliegerdolch by Adolf Braun, Berlin. This is the forerunner of the 1st model Luftwaffe officer's fliegerdolch patterned after the same design. This fliegerdolch pattern was first introduced in 1934-1935 and having a wireless grip indicates this to be the earliest of the pattern. The fliegerdolch features all nickel silver fittings. The inlaid brass swastikas on the pommel and lower crossguard display the degree of workmanship that went into making these rare pieces. The full length blade measures 15.0 inches in length. The standard Luftwaffe 1st model fliegerdolch measures 12.25 inches. The original blue leather buffer is intact. Being that this pre-dates the official formation of the Luftwaffe there is no waffenamt. The blade rates very good plus to near excellent condition. The scabbard displays its original blue leather. This leather is wrapped over a wood base which is one of the differentiators of an early DLV. The upper, middle and lower scabbard fittings have the same age patination as the hilt. The suspension chain links are free of repairs. The clip is unmarked. A very rare and highly collectible offering. $8995. More Photos

Museum Copy of the Order of the Black Eagle

143SO6 - Museum Copy of the Order of the Black Eagle ( Hohere Orden Schwartzen Aldler ) mit kette ( chain) . This order represents the highest award for chivalry presented by the King of Prussia. First instituted in 1701 by King Friedrich I of Prussia the order was presented 407 times. The order was given to members of the Prussian royal family as well as European foreign royalty. The award features a central blue enameled Maltese Cross with Imperial Prussian gold and enameled eagles separating each of the crosses' arms. The center of the cross displays the letter "R" for Rex as presented by the King of Prussia. This beautiful museum copy is suspended by an attachment loop that is affixed to the full length gold silk sash. The reverse is unmarked. Accompanying theOrder of the Black Eagle is the "Kette" or neck chain version of the order. The Kette version is presented as twenty-four interlocking Imperial eagles with alternating circular discs with royal crowns with the Prussian motto "SUUM CUIQUE" ( Each to his own Merit). Inside the disc in gold and green enamel are the letter "FR' standing for Friedrich Rex institutor of the Order. worn in conjunction with the sash order. $4250. More Photos

The SS-Sturmbann Sachsen cufftitle

143SO8 - The SS-Sturmbann Sachsen cufftitle(SS-Wachsturmbann III Sachsen) was formed in March 1935 from parts of SS-Sonderkommando 3 in Dresden. It was used to guard first the concentration camp at Chemnitz and later Weimar-Buchenwald. It merged with SS-Sturmbann Elbe and was upgraded to regimental size on 1 July 1937 and redesignated SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 3 Thüringen. Seen here is an early hand embroidered cuff band with white thread borders. The construction of the band material is consistent with early Allgemeine SS colored border type cuff bands. The Sachsen name is embroidered in silver aluminum bullion. The band appears unused and still bears a small paper price label. No evidence of RZM tags exist. The backing material used to support the embroidery is a vivid bluish color also consistent with other known early cuff-title examples. Very rare. $4995. More Photos

Rare set of two German Army Kasserne ( barracks ) large painted metal shields with party eagles

143SO1 - Rare set of two German Army Kasserne ( barracks ) large painted metal shields with party eagles. This set was acquired from a veteran who reported that the shields originated from a Feldherrnhalle Kaserne in the Munich area. Each metal shield is 1/8" thick steel plate cut in shield shape with notched corners and measures 31.5 x 36" high. The matching shields each have 3 mounting holes down the center and appear to have been pole mounted, probably at each side of a main gate entrance. The red painted base coat shows age crazing as does the black & white party eagles with 27.5" wingspan. Each weigh approximately 35 lbs. This offering is sold as a set only. Shipping additional. Very rare. $3750. More Photos

Very rare 1931 dated Sturmabteilung ( SA ) Honor Sturmbannfahne

143SO2 - Very rare 1931 dated Sturmabteilung ( SA ) Honor Sturmbannfahne. This very rare SA flag features a gold twistcord border along the four sides of the canton that displays the SA unit designation. The honor flag also has chain-stitched along one of the bottom edges, 'SA Sturm K. Ehrenfeld 1931. The SA sturmbannfahne was carried and displayed at NSDAP rallies and SA events. The flag measures 41 x 55 inches in length. The white central disc is separately machine sewn as is the black swastika. One of the seven attachment rings has gone missing with time. The flag shows normal light soiling and age. $4250. More Photos

Erbhof Sign

143SO3 - Erbhof Sign. Black cast iron sgn with Odalsrume & the words "ERBHOF". According to the "Reichserbhofgesetz" from September 29, 1933 the Aryan farm could go into the possession of the oldest son if he was able to prove his Aryan origin back to at least the year 1800. These signs were displayed from 1933 to 1945. After the Third Reich had ended these Erbhof signs were taken down and in most cases discarded, there are only a few that exist. The size is 8 x 10 inches and displays normal wear by use. Very rare. $725. 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

Model 1936 dagger with type II chain of SS General Hans-Adolf Prützmann

142SO2 - Model 1936 dagger with type II chain of SS General Hans-Adolf Prützmann. This example displays the black wooden grip which has no chips or cracks. The nickel-silver eagle and enamel SS runes button retain good detail. The hilt has matching upper and lower cross guards. The underside of the lower cross guard is stamped with the number "3002," which was Prützmann's SS number and identifies him as the former owner. The tang nut is unturned. The nickel-silver chain links have an excellent burnished background finish. The type II skulls and runic insignia show fine detail. The SS proof mark is deeply stamped.

The scabbard has the original paint finish betraying normal surface wear. The center scabbard fitting features connected swastikas with a burnished, stippled background. The burnished background precisely matches the burnishing on the chain links. All of the nickel-silver scabbard fittings have matching and unturned retaining screws. The full-length blade measures 8 ¾ inches in length and is in very good condition. The blade has neither rust nor pits, but only minor "in-and-out" wear. There is no evidence of blade re-tipping or re-sharpening. The motto inscription is deeply etched and has a nicely burnished background finish. Chained SS daggers have no maker's mark.

Prützmann was born in August 1901 in Tolkemit, West Prussia. He joined the German militia, the Freikorps, in 1918 and participated in the fighting against Polish insurgents in Upper Silesia in 1923. Prützmann joined the SA in 1929 but transferred to the SS the following year. He commanded SS Standarte (Regiment) 18, also serving as a National Socialist delegate to the German parliament, the Reichstag. Prützmann was promoted to the rank of SS brigade leader in November 1933 and to an SS lieutenant general the following February. He commanded SS Division Northeast in Königsberg from 1937 to 1941.

After Germany invaded the Soviet Union, Prützmann assumed command of the senior SS and police leadership in Russia North and in the Ukraine. He not only discharged administrative tasks related to internal security, but led the "Combat Group Prützmann" in field operations against Soviet partisans. He received the German Cross in Gold for this activity. In September 1944, SS chief Heinrich Himmler promoted Prützmann and appointed him to general inspector for special defense with headquarters in Berlin. Relying on his personal experience in combating irregular forces in Russia, Prützmann supervised the organization and training of Germany's guerrillas, the "werewolves." He surrendered to Allied forces in May 1945, and committed suicide on the 21st of that month.$14,995. 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

NSDAP eagle poletop  desk ornament

142SO1 - NSDAP eagle poletop desk ornament. This gilt over brass poletop eagle measures 6.5 ( wingspan ) x 6.75 inches in height and is secured to a 5.5 x 5.5 inches marble and wood base. The total height is approximately 10.0 inches. The eagle displays excellent casting detail with minor loss of the original gilt finish along the top of the eagle's outstretched wings. The chromed silver swastika is secured to the gilt wreath by four miniscule rivets. The eagle is attached to the marble base by a single screw that passes through the marble. Rare. $2250. More Photos

Government Official's dagger by Alcoso

141SO2 - Government Official's dagger by Alcoso. This rare dagger features a highly stylized eagle head pommel. The mother of pearl grip plates are 100% free of chips and cracks. The age toning has given it an ivory color. The silver spine and hilt fittings all match in patination. The lower crossguard stylized left-facing Government Official eagle displays excellent definition with patination that matches the upper grip silvered surfaces. The full length blade retains its original leather washer with the Ascales of the Alcoso maker's mark being evident. The blade displays normal age having areas of dark spots. There is no evidence of rust or pitting. The scabbard features well detailed oak leaf bands for the hanger suspension rings. The entire scabbard is in excellent condition being free of dings or other distractions. There Government Official daggers and Diplomatic Official daggers are hard to find and are rare. $5995. More Photos

Rare Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) Warrant Disc ground dug

141SO3 - Rare Geheime Staatspolizei (Gestapo) Warrant Disc ground dug. This disc, issued to members of the Gestapo, granted practically unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The non-magnetic nickel silver disc features the state eagle on the obverse and words GEHEIME STAATPOLIZEI with the issuance number "11658 "on the reverse. This disc is in " ground dug" condition showing surface wear but with very good detail to the state eagle and "GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI" lettering. The disc is accompanied with a letter of authenticity written by the foremost authority Don Bible. Very rare and in much demand. $3600. More Photos

Adolf Hitler formal pattern wine goblet

1401SO1 - Adolf Hitler formal pattern wine goblet. This rare example features the styled state eagle flanked by Adolf Hitler's initials. The pristine goblet measures 7.75 inches in height. The eagle and initials are in gold. These are extremely rare as most of Hitler's glassware did not survive the war. $2500. More Photos

SS Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring ) dated 1943

1312SO2 - SS Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring ) dated 1943. This ring displays heavy period wear but the Otto Gahr craftsmanship is still apparent in the skull and the hand-tooling. There still remains traces of the oak leaf design. The joiner seam is clearly visible behind the skull. The ring was period re-sized as there is a second seam indicating so. It was common for Waffen SS Totenkopfring recipients to resize rings rather than risk losing them. There are traces of the Slb. dedication, 43 date and H. Himmler on the interior. The SS officer recipient's name is not visible due to wear. The ring is a size 9.5 ( medium ). The ring comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Don Boyle. $2750. More Photos

Schutzstaffel Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) of SS officer Ludwig

1311SO5 - Schutzstaffel Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) of SS officer Ludwig. This SS Totenkopfring displays heavy wear to the skull, oak leaves and runic panels making this acceptable for everyday wear for those who might choose to do so. The joiner seam is readily apparent on the interior behind the skull. This ring is a medium size (about 10.). The engraving is worn at the dedication Slb., the SS officer;s name Ludwig, the date of the award 20.4.38 and H. Himmler are clearly evident. The ring comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Don Boyle author of "SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945", published by IMAGE GRAPHICS , INC. 1993,1994, 1995. Copyright Don Boyle. Rare original. $3500. More Photos

Very rare SS spear poletop for Sturmbannfahne

1310SO4 - Very rare SS spear poletop for Sturmbannfahne. This spear shaped poletop was attached to the carrying pole to which the Deutschland Erwacht standard or Sturmbannfahne would be displayed. The silver aluminum spear top measures approximately 14.0 inches in overall length. On one of the two bottom extensions is stamped RZM 60 denoting the manufacturer's code. Each extension has two drilled holes that would attach the poletop to the wooden pole. Rare. $2250. More Photos

Very rare SS Sturmbannfahne III/100

1310SO2 - Very rare SS Sturmbannfahne III/100 . Sturmbannfahne 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. Sturmbannfahne 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 and 1939 dated on the inside. The Sturmbannfahne 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. $7250. More Photos

Very Rare Aftika Korps  Type A postage stamp

138SO7 - Very Rare Aftika Korps Type A postage stamp these rare stamps were printed in the spring of 1943, this stamp is in mint and unissued condtion and features the Afrika Korps symbol of the swastika and oak leaf. $250. More Photos

Waffen SS grave marker of SS-Mann Schutte

138SO6 - Waffen SS grave marker of SS-Mann Schutte. This rare article was found in a barn in France by the Frenchman who brought it to an early MAX show in Baltimore where it was bought by a collector. The extended wooden base was cut in order that the marker would fit in the luggage. French farmers collected these markers to use as firewood following the war. The marker measures 31.5 inches in length and 13.5 inches across. The marker denotes SS-Mann Schutte birthdate and date of death. The 1940 date was the fall of France. Very rare. $3650. More Photos

Steinhauer & Luck Knights Cross Type A micro 800

138SO5 - Steinhauer & Luck Knights Cross Type A micro 800. The cross is in near mint condition and retains 100% of its frosting with lacquer. The micro 800 is evident with the miniscule 800 on the reverse below the ring. Steinhauer & Luck Type A micro 800 are considered highly collectible and relatively rare. Being a Type A cross it is early war production prior to the die flaws evident in the later Type B crosses. The case is in overall very good/ excellent condition displaying typical but minor storage wear. The cardboard liner is stamped with an arabic 2. The suspension loop that attached the cross to the accompanying full length ribbon is also marked 800 indicating the silver content. This would be a very hard cross to upgrade. $13,500. More Photos

Extremely rare SS Totenkopfstandarte Brandenburg parade horse blanket

138SO3 - Extremely rare SS Totenkopfstandarte Brandenburg parade horse blanket. This is one of two Brandenburg Totenkopf horse blankets known to exist. The black wool blanket features one silver embroidered totenkopf skull that exhibits complex embroidery and definition. The horse blank is in excellent condition having no distractions in the black wool. The blanket is bordered with machine sewn silver aluminum tresse. This parade blanket was displayed only for parades as shown in the accompanying framed photograph. This extremely rare article of SS -Totenkopfverbande history may never be available on the market again. One of the two Totenkopf originally displayed of this rare parade horse blanket was removed most likely by a G.I. souvenir collector. The Brandenburg Regiment of the Totenkopfverbande was the only regiment that displayed two Totenkopf on their horse blankets. $12,250. More Photos

Very Rare SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch ( presentation dagger )

138SO1 - Very Rare SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch ( presentation dagger ) crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn with original dagger hanger. This stunning example was brought into the local Chicago Glendale Heights Militaria show on August 4,2013 by the son of a World War II U.S. Army veteran. The veteran servedas a Technical Corporal with the 5th Army in the Signals Corps. He landed on D-Day on June 6, 1944 in the Normandy Invasion and later saw combat in Belgium and Germany where he obtained the dagger as a war trophy along with other items. The dagger features the acid etched in Heinrich Himmler facsimile handwriting the dedication, ' In herzicher Kamaradschaft H. Himmler" ( In heartfelt comradeship H. Himmler) on the reverse of the blade along with the small early EIckhorn oval. The obverse of the blade displays the SS motto 'Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" ( My Honor Is My Loyalty). The M33 dagger is made identical to the earlier presented Ernst Roehm presentation daggers made by the Eickhorn firm. The Himmler presentation dagger was presented exclusively to SS members who participated in the famous "Night of the Long Knives" June 30, 1934 during which Ernst Roehm's SA was purged as a threat to Adolf Hitler's Chancellorship and control of the NSDAP party along with early loyal supporters of the then small Schutzstaffel. The recipients also included many SS honorary generals. Estimates of produced H. Himmler presentation 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 early nickel fittings for the upper and lower crossguards and scabbard mounts. The underside of the lower crossguard is stamped with the benchmark #6. Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 1-9. The black ebony wood grip is totally free of chips and cracks. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail . Nice to see in a rare piece in its original un-cleaned, un-tampered with condition. The blade displays minor in-and-out wear and shows excellent background burnishing to the motto and Himmler presentation. The cross graining is clearly evident. The blade bright blade rates excellent + + having a couple of very minor and not distracting areas of wear . The upper and lower nickel scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard displays excellent original lacquer and normal age having areas very minor oxidation. Attached is the original unmarked black leather dagger hanger. Price on Request. More Photos

Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager double decal child's helmet

138SO2 - Very rare Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager double decal child's helmet. This rare helmet features a 2nd model Luftwaffe eagle and the national escutcheon. The paper mache helmet has a complete Fallschirmjager style liner with ventilation holes in the oilcloth material. The chinstrap and harness assembly is oilscloth and designed after the adult size M38. The liner is fastened with four exterior bolts also similar to the adult size helmet. This would have made an ideal gift from a Fallschirmjager to his young son. Very rare to find a surviving one of these Fallschirmjager related collectibles. $750. More Photos

Extremely rare dated SS Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) awarded to SS Fuhrer Grams

137SO1 - Extremely rare January 30, 1936 dated SS Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) awarded to SS Unterturmfuhrer Heinrich Grams. This SS Totenkopfring shows light wear to the runic panels and skull. Heinrich Grams , born in 1899, entered the Schutzstaffel in 1931 and had the very low SS membership # 6306. This would have qualified him for the Totenkopfring. He was attached to the 7th SS Standarte and later entered the Waffen SS where he served as an Untersturmfuhrer with the elite 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf. Untersturmfuhrer Grams was subsequently killed in action at Lushno, Russia, near Leningrad, on September 17, 1941. The ring exhibits the characteristics evident in authentic 1930's Totenkopfrings. There were only 1137 rings awarded in 1936. . January 30, 1933 was the date Adolf Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor of Germany. There are less than a handful of rings with the January 30 date known to exist. Having a January 30, 1936 award date makes this an exceedingly rare date to be found on a Totenkopfring. The joiner seam is apparent beneath the discoloration of the silver solder on the interior behind the skull. This ring is a medium to large size (about 10.5). The engraving clearly displays the dedication Slb., Grams, the date of the award 30.1.36 and H. HimmlerThe ring comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Don Boyle author of "SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945", published by IMAGE GRAPHICS , INC. 1993,1994, 1995. Copyright Don Boyle. Grams is currently being researched by Mike Constandy of Westmoreland Research. Extremely rare ring with 30.1.36 date. $8950. More Photos

Very rare early model 1929 Schutzstaffel gorget

136SO1 - Rare Waffen SS vehicle license plate with mounting brackets and Nortec lighting system. This license plate features black SS runics on a white field followed by the identification number "73109". The plate was removed as a souvenir from an armored or transport vehicle. The plate displays field use and is an unquestionable historic artifact. $3,000. More Photos

Very rare early model 1929 Schutzstaffel gorget

136SO2 - Very rare early model 1929 Schutzstaffel gorget. This early gorget worn by SS standard bearers while on parade features a central eight point starburst design with a centered SS/SA M29 style eagle. This is the same pattern as found on the early SS and SA belt buckles. The starburst is gilt on a nickel silver back plate. The central eagle with mobile swastika is likewise nickel silver. The two studs that affix the chain are gilt. The back is covered with black felt which was worn with the black service tunic. The chain is comprised of nickel silver circular links. There are two metal tongues , one top and one left side, that were used to pass through buttonholes to affix the gorget when worn. There is a large nickel silver plate in the lower center that displays the RZM mark. This style gorget was initially worn by the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler and later worn by other SS formation's standard bearers until 1938 when the new version with the stylized SS eagle was introduced. $2500. More Photos

Extremely rare surviving early phonograph record of an Adolf Hitler speech

135SO3 - Extremely rare Kriegsmarine wall clock from the 11th U-Boat Flotilla in Bergen, Norway. When the Germans occupied Norway in the spring of 1940 the Kriegsmarine established its first U-Boat base in Bergen as a location to be nearer the Atlantic front. This Kriegsmarine wall clock used at that base was presented to a British Naval Lt. Townley who was officer responsible for working at the base after the capitulation in 1945. The back of the clock displays a dedication presenting the clock to Lt. Townley by five named German Kriegsmarine officers and is dated July 1945. The clock comes with its orginal winding key. Very rare. $1750. More Photos

Extremely rare surviving early phonograph record of an Adolf Hitler speech

135SO4 - Extremely rare surviving early phonograph record of an Adolf Hitler speech. Third Reich recording are exceedingly rare due to being fragile and many were destroyed during the course of the war. The Propaganda Ministry of Josef Goebbels recognized early-on in the 1930's that recordings of Party Rallies, political songs and speeches were an effective tool for spreading NSDAP ideals throughout Germany, throughout Europe, England and America.. The record is made of shellac paste between two dies with a label and were played at 78 rpm. The label depicts Der Fuhrer dynamically speaking to the German people. The reverse side depicts a hand holding the national Flag. $1200. More Photos

SA Deutschland Erwacht keepsake or jewelry box

135SO2 - SA " Deutschland Erwacht" keepsake or jewelry box. This wooden box measures approximately 12 ( length) x7.5 ( width) x 6 ( height) inches. The chest is hand-painted in olive drab with colorful art deco designs of SA brownshirts on the lid and highly stylized side panels depicting figures giving the NAZI salute with the figures painted in the German national colors of black, red and white. The underside of the opened lid displays a hand-painted likeness of Der Fuhrer with the words", Fur Das Volk, Aus Dem Volk" ( From the People, For the People". The interior features a removable tray with separate compartments for storage. The lids lifts out to present a larger storage area. The box comes with its original description sheet that describes the various motifs. An excellent and historic display piece. $2,500. More Photos

Schutzstaffel Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) of SS Sturmbannfufhrer Johannes Gniot

134SO5 - Schutzstaffel Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) of SS Sturmbannfufhrer Johannes Gniot. This SS Totenkopfring displays heavy wear to the skull, oak leaves and runic panels making this acceptable for everyday wear for those who might choose to do so.... The joiner seam is apparent beneath the discoloration of the silver solder on the interior behind the skull. This ring is a medium size (about 10.). The engraving clearly displays the dedication Slb., the name Gniot, the date of the award 20.4.39 and H. Himmler. Johannes Gniot was born August 24, 1907 and is the only officer by that name listed on the 1944 SS Dienstaltersliste. Sturmbannfuhrer. His SS number was 33731 and held NSDAP Party number 794925. He was also awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class. The ring comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Don Boyle author of "SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945", published by IMAGE GRAPHICS , INC. 1993,1994, 1995. Copyright Don Boyle. Rare original. $2950. More Photos

Rare SA Reiter 1935 pattern eagle for finial

134SO3 - Very Rare SA Reiter Standarte 1935 pattern eagle. This very rare eagle features excellent definition in its body, feathers and head. The eagle displays earlier restoration and could be restored to its original condition with the addition of a complete pole bracket/mounting assembly if it were taken it to a machine shop at a cost of about $1500. At one time the eagle's gilt was refinished by a previous owner ( or the Germans themselves) who wanted to preserve this rare piece. With complete restoration this rare eagle would increase significantly to a value above $15,000. This Reiter Standarte eagle has no cracks or repairs to the bronze. The eagle standarte finials were made exclusively by the Otto Gahr firm in Munich. Otto Gahr was also responsible for the manufacture of a number of rare items during the Third Reich including the Totenkopfring.$6750. More Photos

Very rare Dutch National Socialist medallion

133SO3 - Historic Grouping of German U-Boat U-505 / U.S. S. Gaudalcanal Task Force veteran Leo Fischer. On the morning Sunday , June 4, 1944 US. Navy Task Group 22.3 ( a "hunter-killer" group) commanded by Capatain Daniel V. Gallery was positioned off the Western coast of Africa north of Sierra Leone. The Task Force was comprised of escort carrier Gaudalcanal and five destroyer escorts under Commander F.S. Hall. The five destroyers were USN Pillsbury, Pope, Chatelain, Flaherty and Jenks. USN Chatelain reported sonar contact with a U-Boat and a series of depth charges brought the U-505 to the surface. Captain Gallery whose Task Force had previously practiced boarding procedures for capturing an enemy vessel ordered that a boarding party make ready after Oblt. Lange , commander of the U-505, ordered the U-Boat to be abandoned and scuttled. Following the successful capture and tow of the U-Boat, the U-505 was brought to Chicago for permanent display at the Museum of Science and Industry. Prior to opening the U-505 to public display, the crews of Task Force 22.3 were invited to Chicago to attend a civic reception and "board the sub off the end of Navy Pier and ride the U-505 up the river to the Michigan Ave. bridge..." On September 25, 1954 the U-505 was formally dedicated as a war memorial at the museum where she is still visited today. Very rare. $1,000.

This rare grouping consists of :

  1. " Iron Cross 1st Class, L/53 ( Hymmen & Co., Ludenschied ). Purchased from the family of Leo Fischer at the time         the rest of the grouping was acquired. The family member maintained that the cross was a souvenir acquired         from one of the U-Boat's crew members.

  2. " The wartime decorations of Leo Fischer including his American Theater Campaign Medal ( boxed), Campaign &         Service Medal and European-African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal ( boxed).

  3. " Log album photo scrapbook featuring Leo Fischer's photographs of his Navy shipmates, shipboard pictures of         USN Gaudalcanal, the copy of the Presidential Unit Citation for the capture of the U-505, invitations and passes         to attend the Chicago gala surrounding the U-Boat's arrival and festivities held in Chicago and many other         photos of Leo Fischer's time in the U.S. Navy sent by the office of Rear Admiral Daniel Gallery.

  4. " Leo R. Fischer's photo id card for the Naval Reserve stationed in Olathe, Kansas.

  5. " Personal invitation addressed to Leo. R. Fischer of Kansas City sent by the Chicago Museum of Science and         Industry to attend the " PREVIEW TOUR of the captured Nazi submarine , U-505..." held on September 23,         1954.

  6. " U.S.S. GAUDALCANAL MEMORY LOG book containing numerous photographs of the USS Guadalcanal and the         capture of U-505 along with a section signed by SHIPMATES giving there home addresses.

  7. " A souvenir book of the U-505 published by the Museum of Science and Industry.
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Very rare Dutch National Socialist medallion

133SO3 - Historic Grouping of German U-Boat U-505 / U.S. S. Gaudalcanal Task Force veteran Leo Fischer. Continued. More Photos

1939-1940 Kriegsdenkmünze medal in bronze

132SO1 - 1939-1940 Kriegsdenkmünze medal in bronze. This medal was instituted in 1939 but never awarded. This die-struck medal is magnetic. The obverse features the Wehrmacht adler superimposed over the Iron Cross with the dates 1939 and 1940 above and below the arms of the cross. The reverse reads 'For the Struggle For Germany's Freedom". Information on the medal is scarce as it was struck in limited numbers and never awarded. Extremely rare. $2250. More Photos

Early Reichskriegsflagge

131SO1 - Early Reichskriegsflagge. This early flag pre-dated the 1935 war flag with the swastika and the iron cross. This large flag measures 74 inches x 105 inches. The tri-color flag features multi-piece contruction evident in the iron cross central motif and tri-colors. The flag displays light wear and has strong colors. There are a couple of minor stitched repairs and one small square patch approximately 4 inches x 4 inches. Rare. $2,000. More Photos

Erbhof Sign

1212SO2 - Erbhof Sign. Black Cast Iron Sign with Odalsrume & the words "ERBHOF". According to the "Reichserbhofgesetz" from September 29, 1933 the Aryan farm could go into the possession of the oldest son if he was able to prove his Aryan origin back to at least the year 1800. These signs were displayed from 1933 to 1945. After the Third Reich had ended these Erbhof signs were taken down and in most cases discarded, there are only a few that exist. The size is (8X10 inches) is in mint condition is (Rare) $725. More Photos

Meine Ehre Heisst Treue

1212SO3 - Meine Ehre Heisst Treue (My Honor is Loyalty) extremely rare SS postcard $700. More Photos

The Pelzmuetze ( busby ) of Kaiser Wilhelm II for his Leib Garde Hussar Regiment

1212SO1 - The Pelzmuetze ( "busby" ) of Kaiser Wilhelm II for his Leib Garde Hussar Regiment. This one-of-a-kind piece of Imperial German/Prussian headgear would have been worn by the Emperor ( "Kaiser" ) of the Second German Reich ( Wilhelm II ) whenever he visited his personal Hussar bodyguard regiment. The pillbox-shaped "busby" is covered in luxurious brown otter fur and has a red wool Kolpak ( bag ), appropriate for his Leib Garde Hussar Regiment. A pleasantly patinated silver/enamel "garde star" adorns the front of the busby, and is in perfect condition. The gilted-brass, convex chin scales were usually positioned in an inverted "V" when the Kaiser actually wore the busby, during one of his many visits to his personal Hussar bodyguard regiment ( circa 1900-1918 ). The removable Feldzeichen is deeply-patinated silver-wire bullion with a black wool center. The interior of the headgear is lined in beautiful ivory-colored, watered-silk which is gold-embossed with the imperial crown and "W". The wide, supple, tan leather sweatband is undamaged and in excellent condition. The overall condition of this rare piece of history is "Lightly used; Excellent +". $25,000. More Photos

Dachau SS Officer degen by Paul Müller

1211SO2 - Dachau SS Officer degen by Paul Müller. This example was recently acquired directly from the liberating veteran's family. The degen was produced at the Paul Müller production site located at Dachau. The sword features the Müller "PMD', ROSTFREI trademark on the reverse of the stainless steel blade beneath the D- guard. The pommel cap, D-guard, upper and lower scabbard fittings are silver plated stainless steel. The pommel cap displays loss of finish caused by age and oxidation. Likewis e the D-guard displays mild oxidation. The black ebony grip displays a well-detailed SS runics button as was displayed only on the officer degen. The grip is free of chips and cracks. The lower grip shows bright silver detailed oak leaves with acorns. The perfect grip is wrapped with nickel silver wire. The scabbard is free of any serious distractions and is free of rust and dings displaying mild normal wear to the original black paint. The upper scabbard mount is secured by two miniscule flush screws. The upper mount is decorated with an interlaced "Nordic" design. The lower scabbard silver mount is secured in the Dachau method without the use of screws. Being a Dachau produced piece the underside of the lower hilt and the scabbard throat are not SS proof marked. The full length 32.0 inches blade is bright and near mint having no rust, dark spots or dings. The stainless steel blade displays the characteristic Dachau ridge. A natural leather buffer is in place. Dachau examples did not have white leather buffers as other sword makers used. I would rate this example as excellent plus, plus. Rare. $7500. More Photos

Schutzstaffel Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) awarded to SS Führer Herrmann

1209SO4 - Schutzstaffel Totenkopfring ( SS Honor Ring) awarded to SS Führer Herrmann. This SS Totenkopfring displays very light wear to the runic panels and skull and is in overall excellent condition. The ring exhibits the characteristics evident in authentic 1940's style Totenkopfrings. There were only 1935 rings awarded in 1944. The joiner seam is apparent beneath the discoloration of the silver solder on the interior behind the skull. This ring is a medium to large size (about 10.5). The engraving clearly displays the dedication Slb., Herrmann, the date of the award 21.6.44 and H. Himmler. The ring comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Don Boyle author of "SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945", published by IMAGE GRAPHICS , INC. 1993,1994, 1995. Copyright Don Boyle. Herrmann is currently being researched by Mike Constandy of Westmoreland Research. Increasingly hard to find in this condition. Price is subject to change pending research. Rare. $9250. More Photos

Luftwaffe Honor Goblet grouping to Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Falk

1209SO3 - Luftwaffe Honor Goblet ( Ehrenpokal ) awarded to Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Falk with accompanying military awards, personal letters and award documents. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to present this outstanding and complete grouping of Luftwaffe bomber pilot Wilhelm Falk. Instituted February 27, 1940 by Reichsmarshall Hermann Goring, this rare award was presented to Luftwaffe aircrew members who had already distinguished themselves in air combat who had already been awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class but not qualifying for the Knights cross. The Ehrenpokal goblet stands approximately 8.5 inches tall and has a rich patina to the silver. The goblet features two highly detailed eagles locked in aerial combat on the obverse and the 1939 Iron Cross on the reverse. Beneath the silver cup is a ring of decorative oak leaves and acorns. Underneath this ring is the recipient's name, rank and date of the award. This Ehrenpokal was presented to "OBERFELDWEBEL WILHELM FALK AM 8.5.42." Page 23 of Oberfeldwebel Falk’s Wehrpass lists the Honor Goblet among his awards. Along the base of the multi-piece constructed goblet are the words - " FUR BESONDERE LEISTUNG IM LUFTKRIEG", "For Special Achievement in the Air War". The underside of the goblet is stamped 835 JOH. WAGNER & SOHN. The goblet is free of any distractions and is in excellent condition. Approximately 13,000 - 15,000 of these rare and beautiful goblets were presented. This offering comes with the book ' THE LUFTWAFFE AND THE WAR AT SEA 1939-1945", edited by David Isby. This book provides a detailed history of the Luftwaffe's support of the Kriegsmarine and the naval air war as taken from accounts of both Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine officers. An extremely rare and complete Ehrenpokal grouping. $12,500.  More Photos


Decorations of Oberfeldwebel Falk


  1. Early 1st type Luftzugführerabzeichen (Pilot badge) by C.E. Juncker
  2. Early Bomber clasp in silver ( unmarked)
  3. Iron Cross 1st Class
  4. Iron Cross 2nd Class
  5. War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords
  6. Ribbon bar consisting of his Luftwaffe Service Award, Iron Cross Award and War Merit Cross w/swords
  7. There is a bronze plaque award for 1ST Place in a Luftwaffe Sailing Competition dated 14.8.37
  8. Two sailor's cap tallies from Falk's pre-war Kriegsmarine days
Luftwaffe Honor Goblet grouping to Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Falk

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Wilhelm Falk Documents


  1. Framed photograph of Falk
  2. Wehrpass (Pay book): Page 2 states, "fatally crashed; see page 27." Page 11 notes that Falk joined the navy in August 1931. Page 12 lists his Luftwaffe service record. This records the dates and units from 1937 till his death in July 1942. Page 22 lists the dates of all promotions. Page 23 lists all combat awards and decorations with their dates, including the honor goblet. Pages 32-33 list missions (Liverpool, Plymouth, London, Bristol, Portsmouth, Birmingham etc.) plus nautical operations against convoys. The pay book records 43 combat missions (page 33).
Luftwaffe Honor Goblet grouping to Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Falk

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Wilhelm Falk Documents


  1. Certificate qualifying Falk for instrument flying on five types of bombers
  2. Falk's aerial gunnery marksmanship score
  3. Notice of promotion, effective April 01, 1940, from sergeant to master sergeant (date September 01, 1941)
  4. Award notification: "In the name of the supreme commander of the Luftwaffe, I award Sergeant Falk the front flight clasp for bomber pilots in silver. From the command post, July 03, 1941 (signed by captain)
  5. Ehrenpokal (honor goblet) certificate, "in recognition of your outstanding bravery and exceptional success as a bomber pilot."
  6. Death certificate dated July 22, 1942. Filled out by doctor, (2) where did the certification of death take place; at the Reserve Hospital 101 in Berlin, Pathology Institute. (6) Type of accident; air crash that caused fractured skull, arm, leg and spinal column broken. (7) Death occurred July 16, 1942, at 12:30pm at Berlin Schönefeld aerodrome
  7. Letter of July 24, 1942, (still in envelope with typed address) sent from Reserve Hospital 101 Berlin to Lieutenant Greve, advising the squadron that Falk died in an airplane accident. Greve mailed the notice to Falk's mother on July 29
  8. Newspaper obituary notice: "A tragic fate took from us our only son, who loved life, aged 28 years and eight months, Master Sergeant and pilot Willy Falk, holder of the EK I and II, silver front clasp and other decorations. In deepest mourning: Marie Falk, mother, Grete Compensis (born Falk), sister, in the name of all who live on in the family. The burial will take place on Saturday, July 25, at 11:00am at the Mögelsdorf Cemetary. Services private."
  9. Letter from Reserve Hospital 101 medical examiner to Frau Marie Falk, July 24, 1942: "Your son, Master Sergeant W. Falk, field post number L 17 271, Aerial District 2 Munich, fatally crashed on July 16, 1942, at Schönefeld air base near Berlin. As you requested, his remains are to be conveyed for burial to Nuremberg-Mögelsdorf. The transport left Berlin on July 23. The cost of the shipment, as well as taking the casket from the train station to the cemetery, will be assumed by the state. You also receive money for the burial in the amount of 165 Reichsmarks. This is to cover the cost of a casket and a grave. The burial money will be sent to you as soon as the hospital has the relevant documents signed. A copy of the death certificate, signed by witnesses, will be sent to you at the same time."
  10. Letter from Lieutenant Greve in Munich aerial district of July 27, 1942: "As we learned from a teletype, your son, Master Sergeant Wilhelm Falk, fatally crashed on July 16, in Berlin in the line of duty. Master Sergeant Falk belonged to Bomber Squadron 3/606 from September 11, 1940 to July 6, 1942. During his service with the squadron, he flew 53 missions against England. He was one of our eldest and most successful pilots. In action against England's nautical supply traffic, he especially distinguished himself. In daring, low-level attacks, he sank three merchant ships tallying 14,000 tons. These were ships steaming in heavily-defended convoys. He was always a role model for all his comrades in the squadron. I assure you and your family, writing for all comrades in the bomber squadron, that we sincerely share your grief over the painful loss of your son. I remain, your, Karl-Heinz Greve."
  11. Letter in hand-addressed envelope of August 19, 1942, to Willy's sister Grete, from a member of his squadron offering condolences
  12. Notice from Armed Forces Welfare and Assistance Office of October 03, 1942, that Marie Falk is to receive 1,000 Reichsmarks from the Nuremburg treasury as a death benefit. This is not required by law, but a gift from the city. The amount cannot be contested by the recipient. The amount of 102.95 Reichsmarks was deducted to compensate expenses incurred by the squadron in making arrangements. This leaves 897.05 Reichsmarks for the bereaved
  13. Death notice: The document identifies the decedent, his squadron number, where he was stationed, place of birth etc
  14. Armed Forces Welfare and Assistance Office letter of October 20, 1942. :"Based on welfare law of August 26, 1938, after the death of Wilhelm Falk, you are granted a death benefit of 713.34 Reichsmarks. A check for this amount will reach you via postal delivery within a few days. Notification of this is required by a law legislated on September 7, 1939."
  15. Letter to Marie Falk from lieutenant in the squadron, dated November 26, 1942: "I am sending you the honor goblet awarded to your son for special achievement in aerial combat, together with the award document. The goblet first went to the administration office, so that it was not possible to send it sooner. The goblet may remain in your possession."
  16. Certificate bearing eagle insignia reading, "On July 16, 1942, Master Sergeant Wilhelm Falk gave his life on the field of honor for Führer, nation and fatherland. This notice is issued with the authority of the Minister of Aviation and Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe. November 24, 1942." Signed by squadron commander
  17. A typed letter to Marie Falk from the squadron commander, dated December 04, 1942: "With the authority of the Minister of Aviation and Supreme Commander of the Luftwaffe, I am sending you the death notice for your son Wilhelm, who was fatally injured in a crash on July 16, 1942."
  18. Letter to Marie Falk dated January 24, 1950, from the Nuremburg social welfare office. It rejects her application for death benefits, in the form of monthly payments, for her son. The office acknowledges that Wilhelm died in military service, but notes that Frau Falk is already receiving a widow's pension and is not eligible for both
Luftwaffe Honor Goblet grouping to Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm Falk

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Personal Photographs


SS Officers Ärztliche Akademie grouping

1207SS2 - Very rare SS officer's Ärztliche Akademie cufftitle with bullion officer's eagle, Untersturmfuhrer rank tab and Hauptsturmfuhrer sew-in shoulder boards. These were all part of a single veteran purchase. The Ärztlicle Akademie cufftitle was worn by a medical officer on the staff at the SS medical school where SS doctors and other medical personnel were trained. This machine embroidered flatwire cufftitle measures 15.0 inches and was removed from a tunic. The two white piped shoulder boards display the waffenfarb of a training school staff member. Instructional staff at Braunschweig and Bad Tolz wore white waffenfarb. The officer's bullion wire tunic eagle displays period wear and was also removed from a tunic as was the single three piped rank tab indicating the rank of an Untersturmfuhrer. Very rare as a single vet purchase with Arztliche Akademie cufftitle and accompanying insignia. $6500.  More Photos

Nationalsozialistische Kriegsoferverorgung ( NSKOV ) War Wounded Veterans Association Standarte

1207SO2 - Very rare Nationalsozialistische Kriegsoferverorgung ( NSKOV ) War Wounded Veterans Association Standarte. This standarte measures 44x49 inches. The central design features the Iron Cross with crossed swords and swastika encircled with an oak leaf wreath. The graphics are printed on both sides. The NSKOV veterans association was formed to provide assistance to Germany's war wounded. The standarte displays excellent colors having no fading. There is very minor mothing but this does not detract from the attractiveness and rarity of this flag. The hoist side retains all its steel rings. The silver fringe border is fully intact. Very rare. $3500. More Photos

Schutzstaffel ( SS ) General's visor hat

1206SO4 - Schutzstaffel ( SS ) General's visor hat. This SS general ranks visor hat features aluminum twistcord crown and cap piping as worn by the ranks of Oberführer up through Reichsführer SS. The upper hat body is made of high quality doeskin. The totenkopf and eagle insignia are high quality silver washed. The black velvet capband is free of mothing. The aluminum chincords are secured to the hat by silver pebbled aluminum buttons. These buttons buttons are marked with RZM and the SS runics in concentric circles with the maker's RZM code 155/37 ( Assmann, dated 1937 ) The black vulcanfiber visor is un-issued condition being free of distractions. The underside of the visor displays the characteristic checkerboard pattern. The interior is lined with crème colored artificial silk that displays minor wear. The rhomboid shaped celluloid sweat diamond is unmarked. The complete and undamaged leather sweatband shows very light wear with two remnant stitches that once held a tag. Very rare. Price On Requestt. More Photos

Kriegsmarine Admirals visor

1206SO3 - Kriegsmarine Admirals visor. This textbook examples features matching cello insignia and cello visor oak leaves. The navy blue upper body is in excellent condition having no serious distractions having very minor moth nips towards the rear of the upper body. The black ribbed mohair capband is free of mothing. The buckle chinstrap is secured to the capband by two gilt anchor buttons. The brim of the visor is trimmed in black oilcloth material. The interior is lined with gblue colored artificial silk. The rhomboid shaped celluloid sweat diamond is fully intact. At the rear of the leather sweatband is a maker's paper tag indicating the hat was not purchased or worn. Excellent condition and rare example. $9995. More Photos

Allgemeine SS enlisted visor hat with hatbox

1206SO2 - Allgemeine SS enlisted visor hat ( Dienstmutze ) with hatbox. This mint un-iisued hat is textbook. The exterior featuresblack tricot wool with white piping. The hats exterior body and piping is perfect being free of mothing or distractions. The the insignia is silver washed as is standard for Allgemeine visor hats with the silver matching in age patination. The black leather chinstrap is secured to the capband by two black enameled buttons. The interior features a diamond shaped celluloid sweatshield that displays the gold foil Schutzstaffel runics and Vom Reichsführer SS befohlene Ausfüherung cloth RZM tag. The sweat diamond also displays the size stamp 54. The sweatband is made of articial leather and displays mild storage and age wear. The lining is crème colored artificial silk. The original paper stuffing remains intact. The underside of the vulcanfiber visor displays the RZM acceptance stamp with faint checkerboard design. Accompanying this rare condition visor hat is the heavy cardboard hat box with an affixed size 54 hat size paper tag. $7250. More Photos

Stalingrad

1204SO1 - Extremely rare " Stalingrad " postcard. This is perhaps the rarest of all Third Reich postcards. Printed in Germany to give support von Paulus' besieged 6th Army, this card was pulled from circulation once v. Paulus surrendered signifying Germany's historic defeat. The card reads 'The Fuhrer Leads, We Follow". $3250. More Photos

Japanese Naval Model 89 aerial gunner's training camera

1204JSO1 - Japanese Naval Model 89 aerial gunner's training camera. Anything associated with Japanese World War Two aircraft is rare. This camera was designed to train naval aircrews in firing accurately from their aircraft. The camera has a handle and trigger that allows the trainee acquire to target and view his accuracy on film as he shoots. The crank on the side winds a spring that activates the film's movement. The internal mirrors reflects on the film what the trainee views. The camera measures approximately 27x7x8 inches. Shipping is quoted separately. Rare. $2500. More Photos

SS-Schützenabzeichen 1937 ( SS Shooting Badge 1937) 2rd Klasse

1203SO1 - SS-Schützenabzeichen 1937 ( SS Shooting Badge 1937) 2rd Klasse. This very rare badge came in three grades:Sniper Class ( Scharfschützen Klasse ) having three (3) oak leaves, 1st Class with two (2) oak leaves and 2nd Class having no oak leaves above the SS runics. This extremely rare badge measures 1.25 inches in height. The reverse features the SS runics on a raised plate as is the GES. GESCH. mark. If the SS man was dishonorably discharged the badge was fortfeited. $2500 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. $10,000. More Photos

Award document for the SS officer's sword

1202SO1 - Award document for the SS officer's sword ( Ehrendegen ). SS Fuhrer ( officers) were not all entitled to wear the SS sword. It was bestowed upon them with an award document signed by Heinrich Himmler for outstanding individua l achievement or performance. The sword was awarded with an accompanying document. This particular document announces the sword was awarded to SS-Obersturmfuhrer Wolferseder of SS-Standarte 'Deutschland" dated 9. November 1935 in Munchen. SS officer August Wolferseder , born January 1, 1905, SS Ausweis # 252387served with Deutschland and in 1938 served with the 15.Kompanie/SS-Standarte 3 / Verfugungstruppe. In 1941 Fuhrer Wolferseder transferred to the 5TH SS Panzer Division WIKING where he served with the I. Abteilung /SS-Artillerie Regt.

The document reads:

I ENTRUST YOU WITH THE SWORD OF THE SS

Never draw the sword without cause! Never return it to its sheath without having used it honorably!

Defend your honor just as conscientiously as you defend the honor of others and protect those who are defenseless!

This sword shall remain the possession of your family if you have worn it with integrity. Should you withdraw from the SS, the sword will be returned to the Leader of the Reich's SS.

Never for one moment should you forget that Adolf Hitler's Schutzstaffel has placed great trust in you by entrusting you with this weapon .Remain constant in good times and in bad.

CARRY THIS SWORD WITH HONOR!

H. Himmler


The framed award document comes with a Certificate of Authentcity provided by Don Boyle author of SSTotenkopf H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945. Very rare. $5500. 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

Early Deschler u. Sohn Totenkopf for the SS dienstmutze

1202SO3 - Early Deschler u. Sohn Totenkopf for the SS dienstmutze. This totenkopf dates to the first run by Deschler of the new style M34 Schutzstaffel skull. The silver finish over cupal is in excellent condition. The reverse is marked RZM Ges. Gesch. ( patent pending) as the Reichszeugministrei implemented its expanded control in 1934. The reverse also displays the extremely rare maker's name abbreviated to " D.&S. M." ( Munchen). The attachment pins have th e proper straight cut ends. Very rare. $2500. More Photos

early Type A micro 800 Knights Cross of the Iron Cross

1201SO2 - Very rare and early Type A micro "800" Knights Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreutz) with chemical frosting by Steinhauer & Luck. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this very rare original Knights Cross. This Knights Cross features the correct micro 800 silver content stamp on the reverse upper arm beneath the bale (ring through which the suspension loop passes). The magnetic cross weighs 29.9 grams with the silver suspension loop. The suspension ring is also marked "800". The 9-12 o'clock elbow die flaw is well pronounced rather than worn indicating very early S & L manufacture. This is also made evident by the chemically applied frosting that is rarely seen on Knights Crosses. Chemical frosting was replaced by painted frosting to the ribbing. This is detailed 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 exhibits the excellent detail expected in an excellent condition worn Steinhauer & Luck made cross. The cross comes with an early and rare original presentation case not described in Dietrich Maerz's Expertise. The box is in excellent condition free of scuffing and distracting wear. The hinge is magnetic. The cross is described in detail in the "EXPERTISE" and Certificate of Authenticity by Dietrich Maerz that accompanies the Ritterkreutz. $12,000. More Photos

Presentation box for the SS Totenkopfring

1201SO3 - Presentation box for the SS Totenkopfring. This style ring box is shown in Craig Gottlieb's authoritative book, ' THE SS TOTENKOPF RING, An Illustrated History from Munich to Nuremberg", published by Schiffer Publishing LTD., Copyright 2008. page 78. The ring box is actually more rare than the Totnkopfring as most boxes wear discarded or destroyed. Ring box sold separate unless otherwise stated. Very rare. Mint. $3500. More Photos

Luftwaffe set of vehicle command flags

1111SO1 - Luftwaffe set of vehicle command flags ( Kommandoflaggen der Luftwaffe ) for the Commanding General of an Air District ( Luftkreis )or Commanding General ( i.e. divisional commanders). This set was removed directly from the Luftwaffe general's command car as evidenced by the resulting frayed edges of the car pennant and flag. These flags were displayed simultaneously on the vehicle. The command flag eagle is embroidered in heavy gold bullion thread while the command pennant's eagle is embroidered using gold cello thread. The flag is made of heavy cotton cloth while the pennant has a Luftwaffe blue wool background. It is trimmed along the edges with gold tresse displaying Luftwaffe eagles. Both flag and pennant display matching wear and age. Very rare. $3995. 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

Cased Adolf Hitler presentation picture frame presented to the Frau Olga Kirdorf

118SO1 - Cased Adolf Hitler presentation picture frame presented to the Frau Olga Kirdorf the widow of German industrialist Emil Kirdorf. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this world-class example of the very rare cased Adolf Hitler presentation picture frame. ". The framed portrait of Adolf Hitler (10.5 x 8) is presented in a red Moroccan leather case with a large silver foil embossed National Socialist German Workers Party ( NSDAP) eagle on the cover. The inside on the presentation case is lined entirely with rich red velvet. The opposite interior side of the presentation case where the frame rests has a contoured inset fitted to accommodate the framed portrait and its folding stand. The name Frieda Thiersch is imprinted on lower portion of the interior spine of the cover as the person who crafted the leather case. The top edge of the frame is stamped "925' (silver content) and " FHW" indicating the Franz & Hermann Wandinger hallmark. The three-tiered frame is bordered with an inter-locking "Greek key" design. The frame features the stylized National Socialist state eagle centered between the "AH" initials beneath the formal portrait of Adolf Hitler. The photograph is inscribed in Hitler's own hand, " Most politely on the occasion of 17 July 1943" and Frau Olga Kirdorf on the 80th birthday in association with the most heartfelt wishes " and the signature "Adolf Hitler". Adolf Hitler sought the support of wealthy and well-known German industrialists to join the NSDAP. Emil Kirdorf was one such person. Born in 1847, Kirdorf was one of the founders of the coal mining firm, the Gelsenkirchener Begwerks AG ( GBAG). The GBAG grew to become one of Germany's largest producers of coal, iron, steel and coke. Because of Kirdorf's leading role in the industrialization of Germany's coal industry, Kirdorf won recognition as the "Bismarck of the coal industry". Kirdorf was a strong proponent of German nationalism and opponent to Marxism that was gaining support in Germany following World War I. By 1927 after attending several of Hitler's public speeches, Kirdorf met with Hitler and joined the NSDAP party. Although Kirdorf was not known to lend substantial financial support to the party, he did speak in support of the party wielding strong influence among the many workers engaged in the various companies he represented. Kirdorf also was responsible for swaying other German industrialists to support the NSDAP thus adding greater strength to the party. Kirdorf resigned his party membership in 1928 fearing that National Socialism would soon supplant Kirdorf's capitalistic ideals and non anti-Semitism. Kirdorf rejoined the NSDAP in 1934 after putting aside his once negative feelings about the party and after being courted by Hitler. Emil Kirdorf died on July 13, 1938. Accompanying the presentation picture frame is a April/May period edition of 'Das Wert", a German publication for German workers that eulogizes the recently deceased Emil Kirdorf. Included in the publication are photographs of Kirdorf's funeral. The Adolf Hitler autographed portrait with cased presentation frame was presented to Frau Kirdorf on her 80th birthday five years after the death of her husband. Price On Request. 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. $3000 OBO. More Photos

Army Brandenburg Division cufftitle

114SO2 - Army "Brandenburg" Division cufftitle. The Regiment Brandenburg was first formed in August 1939 and initially designated as a "Special Unit" (Sonderverband z.b.d. 800) and named after its original garrison town. Regiment Brandenburg was used as a commando unit at the outset of the war under the direct control of the Army OKW's Counter Intelligence department. Later reorganized to division strength, it was renamed "Division Brandenburg" in April 1943 as part of Panzerkorps Grossdeutschland. In September 1944, the division was renamed Panzergrenadierdivision Brandenberg. This very rare cufftitle was first authorized for wear on August 17, 1944 making a late war honor cufftitle as very few German Army cufftitles were authorized to be worn by divisions. This cufftitle measures approximately 18. inches in length. The embroidered Brandenburg name is on dark green wool and is bordered with Russian braid. The title has no mothing or stains and is in excellent condition. Very rare. $2000 . 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

Presentation miniature of a cased Luftwaffe officer's dagger by SMF

113SO2 - Presentation miniature of a cased Luftwaffe officer's dagger by SMF. This dagger is in mint condition having a bright blade with a mirror finish. SMF, DRGM is stamped on the blade. The yellow grip is pristine with a tight wire wrap. A miniature portepee is tied around the lower crossguard. The scabbard retains its original gray anodized finish. This stunning miniature dagger measures approximately 9.0 inches in overall length with the blade measuring 6.0. It comes complete with a blue simulated leather cased lined with blue velvet with a blue satin lid. $2750. 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

Luftwaffe grouping of rare document set and dagger for Otto Hartmann Hauptstabsingenieur (Oberst equivalent) attached to the Ingenieurkorps der Luftwaffe of the Reichs Luftfahrtministerium (Reich Air Ministry)

1012SO4 - Luftwaffe grouping of rare document set and dagger for Otto Hartmann Hauptstabsingenieur (Oberst equivalent) attached to the Ingenieurkorps der Luftwaffe of the Reichs Luftfahrtministerium (Reich Air Ministry). This rare grouping consists of a Luftwaffe 2nd model officer's dagger by SMF. The pommel has deeply cast oak leaves. Beneath the pommel is a tightly wrapped grip wire over the yellow - orange celluloid chip and crack free grip. The crossguard Luftwaffe eagle has a nice age patina and shows excellent detail in the casting. The full length and bright blade rates 99% being in near mint condition having very light in and out wear. The mirror finished blade shows no sign of being re-tipped, sharpened or polished. The SMF trademark is deeply acid etched. Below the the SMF trademark is etched the original owner's rank and name, "Haupting. Hartmann RLM ) ( Reichs Luftministerium). The scabbard retains much of its original burnished finish and is free of dings. Accompanying the dagger are Otto Hartmann's promotion documents and award documents for the War Service Cross 1st and 2nd Class. The first document promoting Hartmann to the rank of Fleiger-Hauptingenieur ( Hauptmann or captain equivalent) is dated 20 April 1936. This document is signed in pencil by Erhard Milch. The second promotion document dated 30 Juli 1937 indicates Hartmann was promoted from Fl-Hauptingenieur to Fl-Stabsingenieur ( Major equivalent) and is signed with facsimile signatures of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goring. The document displays an elegant embossed stamp of a wreathed state eagle. The document is folded indicating it was presented in a mappe (presentation folio). The third document , a typed written letter, assigns Hartmann to the RLM on 27 Juli 1937. This letter is signed with Hermann Goring's name. The fourth document dated 20.4.41 awards Hartmann the KVK 2 (War Service Cross 2nd Class). On 20 April 1943, Otto Hartmann was promoted to the rank of Flieger-Oberstabsingenieur (Oberst). The promotion document carries a state eagle beautifully embossed in gold foil above the award. The document is signed by Milch and has an Adolf Hitler facsimile signature. The wreathed state eagle is again embossed on the bottom left corner. Again, this document is folded indicating it would be presented in a mappe. The last document is for the award of the War Service Cross 1st Class. This document is dated 20.4.44. Very rare. $3650. 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. $12,000. More Photos

Rare SA Obergruppenfuhrer und Gruppenfuhrer kepi

107SO4 - Rare SA Obergruppenfuhrer und Gruppenfuhrer kepi. This stunning and rare kepi worn by SA (Sturmarbeitlung) leader's features 3cm wide tresse along the botton edge of the false side panels. Above the panel and crown is silver twistcord aluminum piping. The top panel is gold/yellow indicating the Sudwest SA district. The kepi's body is khaki brown cotton that is free of stains. A nicely frosted NSDAP eagle is positioned above a bright silver button where the two false side panels meet at the front. The brown leather chinstrap is secured to the sides by brown enameled buttons. The interior is lined with brown weather-resistant cotton fabric. The lining is marked with a single size stamp "55". Under the complete leather sweatband is a brown SA RZM tag. $4500. More Photos

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

101SO1 - Hermann Goring honor goblet presented by the World Hunting Association made by J. Wagner & Sohn. This magnificent piece was presented Hermann Goring as the "Reichsjagermeister & Generaloberst of the Luftwaffe in 1937 for hosting the World Hunting Associations 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 jeweler's mark , J.(Johann) Wagner & Sohn 800". J. Wagner was the same firm that made the Luftwaffe Ehrenpokal ( Honor Goblets). $7500. More Photos

Eva Braun mirror and brushes toiletry set

0910SO2 - Eva Braun mirror and brushes toiletry set. This rare offering features three brushes and a mirror each carrying the stylized butterfly pattern EB engraved monogram. This high quality matched set is composed of two straight brushes, one thin and one wide brush each measuring 6 ½ inches long, a larger oval brush with a handle that measures 9 ½ x 3 ½ inches, and a mirror measuring 11 inches x 4 inches. All measurements are taken from the longest and widest points. It is easy to imagine Eva Braun sitting at her dressing table using these elegant pieces. Each of the brushes and mirror is stamped with 800 indicating the silver content and the maker's hallmark. The smaller and large oval brush retains all their bristles. There medium brush shows bristle loss in several rows. These pieces are offered separately or as a complete set. The small brush (0910SO2a) is offered for $895. The medium size brush (0910SO2b) for $950. The large oval brush (0910SO2c) is offered for $1095. The mirror (0910SO2d) for $1.425. More Photos

Eva Braun mother of pearl LeMaire Fabi opera glasses

0910SO3 - Eva Braun mother of pearl LeMaire Fabi opera glasses. This opera glass features the stylized butterfly pattern engraved EB monogram on the front bridge. The glasses are covered with finely set mother-of-pearl. Atop the eye cups are the maker's name LE MAIRE FABI PARIS. The glasses are gilt over brass with wear evident to the gilt finish. $1650. More Photos

Saxon Garde-Reiter- Rgt. (Die Sachsischen Schweren Reiter) reserve officers ceremonial parade helmet with travel box

098SO1 - Saxon Garde-Reiter- Rgt. (Die Sachsischen Schweren Reiter) reserve officer’s ceremonial parade helmet with travel box. This lobstertail helmet worn by reserve officers of the Saxon Heavy Cavalry was first introduced in 1907. The tombak helmet features a large, starburst helmet plate (wappen) with the gilt coat-of-arms of Saxony superimposed over a silvered Maltese Cross below a gilt crown. The silvered Maltese Cross differentiates the helmet as being that of a reserve officer’s. The gilt brass officer chinscales are secured to each side by a plate with a kokarde with the German national colors on one side and the state colored green kokarde of Saxony on the other. At the top appears a tall, fluted and vented spike that is secured to an officer’s style baseplate. For full dress occasions the spike was removed and replaced with a silver lion. The highly stylized lobstertail neck guard is composed of three tombak scales that extend downward from the rear of the helmet. The underside of the lobstertail is laminated and in excellent condition. The interior features a moiré silk ling that opens in a clamshell design giving ventilation and access to the attaching bolt hardware that affixes the fluted spike and officer’s baseplate at the helmet’s crown. Affixed to the moiré silk lining is a single brass initial “S”. The helmet’s size 57 is stamped in the tombak. All the interior bolts are present and original to the helmet. The helmet’s full width officer’s leather sweatband is complete and shows light period wear. There are no dents or dells. There is a tiny crack present on the right side of the helmet body which shows signs of a period repair. However, the helmet is in overall excellent plus condition. Accompanying the helmet is the original travel box. The box is conical in shape with a flat top. Made of wood and covered with black lacquered fabric, the box is secured with supple and functional leather straps and buckles. The interior is lined with golden-yellow silk and is in excellent condition. The original maker’s label is affixed to the box’s base. The exterior of the travel box shows normal wear having several areas of minor loss of the black lacquer finish. This helmet and box set is an exceptional offering in overall excellent condition. $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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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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0812SO2 - Regiment General Goring panzer beret (schutzmutze). This exceptionally rare beret is the rarest item of headgear I have ever had. I first heard of this piece several years ago when I learned that this was sold to an advanced collector approximately 25 years ago after turning up at a show in Greenbelt, Maryland when a person walked in with it along with a sturmartillery beret. This until now unobtainable beret was worn by the Regiment General Goring armored units from 1938 through early 1940. This offering features a machine stitched bevo Luftwaffe eagle and machine woven kokarde. The beret's upper body (tam) is in excellent condition showing only minor wear. The crash helmet liner indicates the maker as G.A. Hoffmann, Berlin. The oilcloth maker's label is unit stamped " 1/ /Pz.R./III" - 1ST Kompanie/…./ Panzer Regt./ 3rd Battalion. The sweatband is marked size 55. Under the leather sweatband is stamped B II 40 (Luftwaffe depot marking and date). Extremely rare. $16,999. More Photos

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0810so3 - Allgemeine SS general's visor hat by Erel. This stunning example features high quality age-patinaed SS eagle and skull. The high quality black wool and black velvet capband are without mothing. The aluminum chincords have fixed slides that do not allow for loosening or adjustment. The interior features classic Erel construction . The hat is lined with gold artificial silk. The two materials used , one ribbed the other smooth is in near mint condition. The Allgemeine SS generally stopped wearing their black uniforms shortly after the outbreak of the war. The complete Erel rhomboid features a portion of the original foil manufacturer's tag. The complete leather sweatband is stamped with the Erel logo with the front perforated for ventilation. The leather sweatband also indicates light wear. Very rare and desirable hat. $29,999. More Photos

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0810so1 - Hermann Goring wine goblet. This rare crystal goblet features etched scenes of nature. The workmanship is exquisite as one would expect being a goblet once owned by Hermann Goring. Central in one scene is the Hermann Goring coat-of-arms, the mailed fist holding a ring. The rim of the goblet is decorated with gold leaf. Very rare and a must for the collector of Third Reich personality items. This stunning piece of a larger set was made for the Reichsmarchall by the prestigious French glass firm Lalique. Price $2495. More Photos

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088so3 - U-Boot 7x70 binoculars ( Doppelfernrohr 7x 50 fur U-Boote or U-Boot-Fernglaser) by Carl Zeiss. These very rare binoculars were issued as standard equipment to U-boats. This model was used by U-Boat men as they kept watch on the bridge of the conning tower. These binoculars feature rubber protective lens covers that allow for viewing. Beneath the hinged covers are the three letters "blc" which is the manufacturer's code for Carl Zeiss. These binoculars also come standard with "auto-focusing" lens. This was a high technical achievement at this time. The optics are very impressive having clear and undiminished vision. The body is the standard gray - green rough textured (for a better grip) finish. The set also comes with the remaining cloth lanyard. These binoculars are identical to the pair shown in Gordon Williamson's highly authoritative book, "Torpedo los! "on pages 316, 318 and 319 published by R. James Bender Publishing, 2006. Anything related to the U-Bootwaffe is very rare and highly collectible. $3250. More Photos

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079so3 - Adolf Hitler personal silver service champagne bucket. This beautifully made champagne bucket measures 9(ht) x 11 (handle-to-handle) x 8 diameter. The maker of this high quality silver plated piece is indicated by the micro-miniature hallmark on the underside, WMF - Wurtt. Metallw. Fabrik. The front of this bucket features a stylized German eagle with A H on each side. You can read more about Adolf Hitler serving pieces in the Mark Griffith M.D. book, " Collector's Guide To "Liberated" Adolf Hitler Memorabilia". Adolf Hitler personal silver serving articles continue to rise in value. $5500. More Photos

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079so2 - Heer trumpet banner and small fanfare trumpet for the "Heeremusik Schule Frankfort (Main)". This beautiful banner features the name and location of the Heer Music School on white silk background embroidered using heavy red cotton or silk thread. The reverse of the tile side features a beautifully embroidered Army eagle. The banner measures approximately 18 x20 with a 2 inch cotton fringe border. The smaller fanfare trumprt is complete with mouthpiece and measures approximately 27 ½ inch long. $2750. More Photos

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