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Knights Cross winner Oberstleutnant Ludwig Streil four pocket service tunic

218SO1 - Knights Cross winner Oberstleutnant Ludwig Streil four pocket service tunic. Oberstleutnant Ludwig Streil was born January 21, 1893 in Zusamzell, Bavaria and entered the military on October 23, 1912 in the 8th Company of the 1. Bayerisches Infantry Regiment.
During his time in service Streil was promoted to Tapferkeits- Offzier for his bravery in combat. By October 24, 1914 Unteroffizier Streil had been awarded the Iron Cross IInd Class while serving on the Western Front. While engaged in combat operations in the vicinity of Vermandovilliers, France his actions resulted in the awarding of Bavaria’s highest award given to NCO’s Die Goldene Tapfereitmedaille for his bravery as a combat scout. On June 23, 1916 at Fleury, France, Corporal Sreil along with two other men, attacked a machinegun emplacement during this attack, Streil was wounded three times in the neck, shoulder and lung. Left severely wounded and waiting for medical assistance, subsequent shell fire resulted in additional schrapnel wounds. Following his recovery, Streil was promoted from Vizefeldwebel ( Senior NCO) to Leutnant der Reserve des KONIGLICH Bayerischen Infanterie- Leibregiment for his bravery. He was only one of 230 NCO’s to be promoted to officer ranks in all services during World War I for his valor. In October 1918 Leutnant Streil was awarded the Wound Badge in Gold for his combat inflicted wounds. Following the 1918 Armistice ending hostilities, Streil was discharged. In 1919 Streil became active in Freikorps Epp and later transitioned into the Reichswehr. During the inter-war period Streil rose through the officer ranks reaching the rank of Major while posting with various Reichswehr and later Wehrmacht military schools. On April 1, 1938 Ludwig Streil was promoted to Oberstleutnant while attached to Infantrie Regiment 62. On August 1, 1939 Streil was transferred to the 7th Infantrie Division that soon participated in the invasion of Poland. The division was transferred to the West for the invasions of Belgium and France. On the day of May 17, 1940 near Infanterie Regiment 61 near the Charleroi Canal while making preparations for further advance, Oberstleutnant Streil’s command came under heavy artillery attack during which time he was killed.
Oberstleutant Ludwig Streil was posthumously promoted to Oberst and awarded the Knights Cross on June 30, 1941 for his outstanding leadership during the Belgium Campaign that resulted in his death.
This four pocket service tunic features matching sewn-in shoulder boards for the rank of Oberstleutnant. The two matching bullion officer collar tabs display white waffenfarbe for Infantry. On each of the shoulders are sewn-in Oberstleutnant boards. These boards had at one time postwar added cyphers that have been removed. Above the right breast pocket is a standard officer bullion silver wire eagle that displays wear commensurate with the rest of the tunic. On the area of the left breast pocket are three sets of loops for decorations. The pleated pockets are deeply scalloped. The tunic displays very minor age-related mothing and stains. The interior shows period wear and perspiration stains. Inside the left breast pocket named to Oberstleunant Streil dated January 8, 1940 with the Kuhn & NUPNAU Munich tailor’s label. $3000.  More Photos

Wood carved building eagle

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

Waffen SS Brocade belt with buckle.

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

Third Reich era Anti-Semitic porcelain ashtray

2012SO5 - Third Reich era Anti-Semitic porcelain ashtray. This rare surviving ashtray measures approximately 5.0 inches in diameter. The ashtray features a caricature of a Jewish man. The bottom displays the designation K56. $475.  More Photos

Small format red leather Coberg folding photo album

2012SO4 - Veterans Association funeral pillow featuring a finely embroidered in silver metallic thread a KYFFAUSERBUND eagle the reverse has an embroidered Iron Cross. The black pillow has a series of loops for the purpose of attaching the deceased military awards. $850.  More Photos

Small format red leather Coberg folding photo album

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

Berchtesgaden souvenir woman's perfume flask

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

Rare Third Reich era woman's souvenir makeup

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

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

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

Exceptionally rare Army Battalion/Regimental Drum Major's Staff

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

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

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

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

203SO9 - STAATLICHE KRIMINALPOLIZEI warrant disc number 11030. This State Criminal Police disc is a n excellent example of a bronze metal disc referred to as the "Kripo disc". These discs often had the swastika ground-off post war as these officers were used primarily in the British Zone for police functions following the surrender according to author Don Bible. $2100.  More Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luftwaffe Regimental pole top

203SO4 - Very early Deutschland Erwache banner. Beatifully hand-embroidered eagle and Deutschland Erwache title. Flag measures 0 Single-sided. Flag measures 21.5 length x 16.25 height. No rips or stains. Bottom edge has separations in stitching. $3000.  More Photos

Luftwaffe Regimental pole top

203SO2 - Luftwaffe Regimental pole top. Poletop is unmarked as they come. The eagle displays excellent detail. Much of the original gilt finish is lost in time but this is a rare bird. Measures 9.5 (wingtip to wingtip) x 8.0 (ht.) inches. $5500.  More Photos

Imperial German Ehrenbecher Honor Goblet awarded for first aerial victory

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

National Sports Association pole top with national flag.

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

SS Death's Head (<em>Totenkopf</em>) Honor Ring, awarded to SS officer Limbart

1911SO11 - SS Death's Head (Totenkopf) Honor Ring, awarded to SS officer Limbart dated 20.4.37. This example shows wear to the highlights consistent with having been worn by the recipient. The ring retains excellent detail in all but the rear double runic panel, which is where most worn rings show wear. The interior shows excellent engraving in the SLb, Limbart, 1937 date and H. Himmler inscriptions. The joiner seam is apparent by the darkened area behind the skull. The ring is a medium size, about a 9. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Totenkopfring authority Don Boyle. Mr. Boyle is author of SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945, published by IMAGE GRAPHICS, INC. 1993, 1994, 1995. Copyright Don Boyle. $10,000.  More Photos

SS Death's Head (<em>Totenkopf</em>) Honor Ring, awarded to SS Captain

1911SO10 - SS Death's Head (Totenkopf) Honor Ring, awarded to SS Captain (Hauptsturmführer) Dr. Inatz Artner dated 21.6.44. This near-mint ring is one of the finest Totenkopf rings ever offered by Oakleaf Militaria. Hauptsturmführer Artner (SS membership number 382789, Party member number 6204036) served with the 4th SS Panzer Grenadier Police (Polizei) Division, during which time he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords. The ring displays excellent detail in the runic panels and skull. It shows all characteristics of a 1940's-pattern ring. The joiner seam behind the skull is covered by the original silver solder. The ring is a medium size that I estimate to be 9.5. Included is biographical research of the original owner conducted by Ross Kelbaugh of Historic Research, Inc. The ring comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Totenkopf ring authority Don Boyle. Mr. Boyle is author of SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945, published by IMAGE GRAPHICS, INC. 1993, 1994, 1995, Copyright Don Boyle. $12,000.  More Photos

<em>Geheime Staatspolizei</em> Gestapo Warrant Disc 5779

1911SO9 - Geheime Staatspolizei Gestapo Warrant Disc 5779 including an original, extremely scarce Danish resistance armband. This nickel-silver disc, issued to members of the Gestapo, authorized almost unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The disc features the state eagle on the obverse and words GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI with the issuance number 5779 on the reverse. The Danish resistance armband accompanying the disc is the type worn by former resistance fighters immediately following the liberation of Denmark. Included with this set is a tunic-removed sleeve eagle and a single German police (Polizei) shoulder board, which come from the same original grouping. More information about how the set came into possession of the collector will be provided to the buyer. This Gestapo disc comes directly from the collection of Don Bible leading authority of Third Reich identification disc. Mr. Bible has provided a Certificate of Authenticity to accompany this set. $10,000.  More Photos

<em>Geheime Staatspolizei</em> Gestapo Warrant Disc 2167.

1911SO7 - Geheime Staatspolizei Gestapo Warrant Disc 2167. This nickel-silver  disc was issued to members of the Gestapo. It granted bearers virtually unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The nickel-silver disc features the state eagle on the obverse and words GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI with the issuance number 2167 on the reverse. This Gestapo disc comes directly from the collection of Don Bible leading authority of Third Reich identification disc. Mr. Bible has provided a Certificate of Authenticity to accompany this disc. $10,000. More Photos

Waffen SS tunic and breeches of a second lieutenant (<em>Untersturmführer</em>).

1911SO8 - Waffen SS tunic and breeches of a second lieutenant (Untersturmführer). This four-pocket gabardine tunic features a flatwire Death's Head (Totenkopf) cuff title. Sewn on the right lapel is a standard late-war officer's runic tab. The combination of a generic SS officer tab with Totenkopf cuff title indicates that the wearer had transferred out of the TK division, but wished to advertise his previous affiliation. The left-side rank collar tab is the standard type for an Untersturmführer. On each of the shoulders is a matching board indicating the rank of an infantry leutnant having white waffenfarb. On the left upper sleeve is a hand-embroidered officer's eagle. Above the left breast pocket are loops for attachment of a ribbon bar. On the left breast pocket are additional loops for decorations. The tunic displays some mothing. This is primarily along the green wool collar. This does not detract from the overall attractive appearance of the tunic. The tunic's size is approximately 36. Accompanying the tunic are matching breeches. These display wear consistent with the coat. Here too, some mothing is apparent. There is a separation along the seam of the lower-left pant leg. It can be easily repaired (for sewing, non-nylon, all-cotton thread should be used!). $22,000.  More Photos

Early, seldom encountered SS Honor Sword (<em>Ehrendegen</em>) by WKC

1911SO6 - Early, seldom encountered SS Honor Sword (Ehrendegen) by WKC. This example includes Colonel Thomas Johnson's original tag and notarized Certificate of Authenticity from 1990. The hilt features a nickel-silver "D" guard, stepped pommel cap and grip bands. The SS runic button displays minor wear to the highlights. The black ebony wood grip is free of chips and cracks. The white leather buffer is intact. On the obverse side of the blade is the knight's head WKC maker mark. The reverse side displays the stamped SS Cultural Symbol (Kulturzeichen). The bright, full- length blade measures 30.5 inches. It displays minor age with no signs of re-tipping, sharpening, rust or pitting. The painted scabbard is a beauty, showing the original black paint finish with only very minor surface wear. The 1990-dated Thomas Johnson tag with price and COA are a welcome addition. $6500.   More Photos

SS Model 1933 numbered and Ground Rohm by Boker with hanger.

1910SO1 - Model 1933 Ehrendolch (presentation dagger) with 1934 Himmler inscription. The honor dagger was crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The Himmler presentation was awarded to SS officers and men who had assisted with the arrest and overthrow of Ernst Röhm and several leaders of the Sturmabteilung (brown shirts) on the notorious "Night of the Long Knives." It led to S.A. leader Ernst Röhm's execution on June 30, 1934, after he was accused of plotting a "second revolution", thereby attempting to usurp Adolf Hitler's authority over the NSDAP. Dagger recipients also included many honorary SS generals. Estimates of the number of Himmler inscription daggers produced run at approximately 2,500, according to Thomas Wittmann in "Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS" published privately by the author (Copyright 2003, page 95).This example 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 "4". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black grip is free of cracks and chips. The SS runics button and nickel-silver grip eagle have superb detail. The nickel-silver eagle is the high-neck style. The upper and lower crossguards are internally marked "H E", correct for Eickhorn-made Himmler daggers. The blade is in top condition with minimal age and wear. The obverse side of the blade bears the SS motto Meine Ehre Heisst Treue (My Honor is Loyalty). The reverse of the blade shows the early Carl Eickhorn oval logo depicting a squirrel with non-serrated tail. The Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler presentation inscription, In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler (In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler), displays good background burnishing. The blade shows minor aging with no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, or pitting. The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is straight, free of dents and retains some of the original lacquer finish. The scabbard's lower mount ball is free of dents. $17,500.  More Photos

1911SO1 - Reichsarbeitsdienst honor standard. Beautiful unpresented example. Multi-piece constructed. Silver cotton thread highlights. Aluminum border fringe. Complete with some original tacks (missing three). There are no tears, evidence of mothing or stains. This is an outstanding example. The standard measures approximately 48. x 48. Inches, including the border. $1500.  More Photos

SS M36 chained dagger

199SO1 -SS M36 chained dagger. This fine example features all nickel silver fittings. The enamel grip button is in the upright position. The grip eagle presents excellent detail. The black hardwood grip is in overall excellent condition with minor repair to the reverse side above the lower crossguard. The blade has been cleaned leaving evidence of the crossgraining. There is no rust or nicks in the full length blade. On the reverse side of the lower crossguard is the original officer's SS number 25485 a very lower number worthy of research. On the underside of the lower crossguard is a benchmark arabic number 4. The nickel silver chain is free of any repairs to the connecting links. The alternating skull and SS runics links display the original applied burnishing. The Nordic design cloverleaf suspension's clip is unsprung thus functional. The black painted scabbard displays typical age and wear. $5500. obo More Photos

194SO5 -Framed SS presentation certificate signed by Felix Steiner commemorating service in the Deutschland regiment of Verfugungstruppe. Period frame. Measures 18.5 x 20.75. $2500. More Photos

194SO2 - Ehrenbecher für dem Sieger im Luftkampfe awarded to Gefreiter Schuh. The Honor Goblet for the Victor in Air Combat was first instituted in 1915 and awarded through1917. The goblet was originally awarded after the first aerial victory but as the war progressed, later requirements increased the number of downed aerial opponents. Two fighting eagles represent the German pilot claiming victory over his aerial opponent. Along the base is the inscribed, "The Victor in Air Combat". The base is supported on four balls. This goblet is constructed of silver plated rolled and stamped iron. Earlier awarded goblets were made of 800 silver. As silver became scarce over the course of the war silver plated iron or materials were substituted. This silver plate example is not silver nor magnetic. The bottom of the goblet presents the stamp of the "Chef des Feldflugwesens" or "Chief of Aviation in the Field". Imperial era Ehrenbecher goblets were not inscribed with the recipient's name, rank or date. The Ehrenbecher was awarded with a certificate with the flyer's name and date of the award. As the war progressed only the certificate was presented and many pilots never received their goblet and the number of victories was raised before the Ehrenbecher was awarded before receiving the Pour le Merit. The later Reichsmarshall Hermann Goring who flew with, and later commanded, the Von Richthofen squadron would have been awarded an Ehrenbecher for his achievements in the First World War and having received one influenced his implementation of the Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe award in the Second World War for German air crews in 1940. German Air Ministry records for the number and recipients of the Ehrenbecher awards were destroyed in 1945 when Berlin was subjected to intense Allied bombing.It is not known which firm produced the Ehrenbecher. It has been speculated that either Joh, Wagner & Sohn or the WMF firms were the maker. The World War I Ehrenbecher is considerably more rare than the Honor Goblet of the Second World War. This set comes with the original signed award document and a picture of Gefreiter Schuh. $11,500 More Photos

Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch  crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn

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

Full Ernst Rohm dedication Ehrendolch honor dagger, by Carl Eickhorn

191SO2 -SS Full Rohm dedication Ehrendolch by Carl Eickhorn. On February 3, 1934 Ernst Rohm, as head of the SA and SS, signed an order that authorized a SS and SA Honor Dagger that would bear his dedication, " In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm" be awarded to all officers and men of the SA and SS who joined the SA or SS prior to December 31, 1931 without having a break in membership. On April 12, 1934 another order was issued by the office of the Reichsfuhrer SS, that a certificate would be issued to all personnel awarded the Ehrendolch. On June 30, 1934 Adolf Hitler, as German Chancellor, authorized the execution of Ernest Rohm along with all other high ranking individuals he felt were a threat to his leadership. This purge is now commonly referred to as "The Night of the Long Knives". On July 4, 1934 Heinrich Himmler, as the new Reichsfuhrer SS replacing Ernest Rohm, ordered that the entire Rohm dedication be ground off the dagger of of all SS personnel in possession of the Ehrendolch. As a result of this order, few of the only 9900 authorized honor daggers survived this grinding. This Ehrendolch features all nickel silver upper and lower crossguards with age vertigris apparent over the surfaces. The enamel SS runics button is perfect having no chips. The grip eagle is outstanding in its condition and detail also with the vertigris evident. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Arabic numbers 28967. The full length blade shows consistent age and wear. The blade's obverse side presents a deeply etched SS motto, "Meine Ehre heist Treue" ( My Honor is my Loyalty). The reverse side retains its fully intact Ernst Rohm inscribed dedication, "In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm ". The early Carl Eickhorn oval trademark is etched beneath the lower crossguard. The black anodized scabbard retains much of its original lacquer.All metal components of the dagger, scabbard and hanger display a consistent patina resulting from storage and age. $17500.  More Photos

191SO1 -Kriegsmarine U-Boat commander's binoculars. Rare self-esteem focusing. Issued for only commander's use. Maker code under protective rubber. $3000. More Photos

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

188SO13 -Army general tunic for the rank of Generalleutnant. This excellent example features matching shoulder boards with a single pip and General collar tabs. The tunic presents pleated and scalloped pockets. All the general gilt buttons are original to the tunic and match. Above the right breast pocket is a bullion and cello two-tone general's eagle. Attached to the second button hole is the ribbon for the WWI Iron Cross nd Class with 1939 Spange.This was a tunic worn by a general who was well decorated by the number of original loops above the left breast pocket for the ribbon bar, the loops on the left and right breast pocket areas. The loops on the right breast would be for the display of a German Cross or Spanish Cross. The unmarked interior displays light period wear. $5500.  More Photos

188SO11 -SS Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring) of SS officer Wagner dated 21.6.44. This is one of the finest Totenkopfrings ever offered by Oakleaf Militaria. This mint ring displays 100% detail in its skull and runes panels. The skull is so complete the teeth can be counted. The interior is so mint that the seam is not present as the Otto Gahr firm covered this seam with silver solder before it left their Munich location. The runics panels are fully complete including the background stippling and burnish. The dedication inscription is clearly visible with the Slb. Wagner, 21.6.44 date and H. Himmler facsimile signature. The ring presents all the characteristics, including die flaws, of a 1940's style SS Totenkopfring. The size is approximately 11. This outstanding example of the SS Totenkopfring comes with a Don Boyle Certificate of Authenticity. $13,999.  More Photos

188SO10 -Extremely rare SS Totenkopfstandarte Brandenburg parade saddle pad. The black wool saddle pad features one silver embroidered totenkopf skull that exhibits complex embroidery and definition. The saddle pad is in excellent condition. The pad is bordered with machine sewn silver aluminum tresse. This saddle pad 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. The Brandenburg Regiment of the Totenkopfverbande was the only regiment that displayed two Totenkopf on their horse blankets. On this pad only one remains. Two of these saddle pads are known to exist. $10000.  More Photos

188SO9 -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. $3000.  More Photos

188SO4 -SS marked set of drumsticks with belt carrying case. Drumstick is SS stamped on front of one of the silver metal bands. $450.  More Photos

188SO3 -Rarely encountered SS marked bandsman's fife in case. Case is faintly stamped withRZM code and SS runics on reverse of the belt loop. The fife is SS stamped on upper front portion of the instrument. $975.  More Photos

188SO1 -Rare assortment of 125 Third Reich minted coins inn the denominations of 2 and 5 Reichsmarkes with original Third Reich period bank bag. This assortment includes 100 coins of 2 Reichsmarkes and 25 coins of 5 Reichsmarkes denominations. The coins reflect different years they were struck. These coins displaying the swastika on the reverse were ordered melted following the collapse of the Third Reich. Although many survived this assortment is the largest number encountered and madec available in years. $1999.  More Photos

187SO11 -Hand-carved oak chest depicting Dachau building dated 1945. Chest measures 10.5 x 6.0 x 4.5 inches. $400.  More Photos

184S06 -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. $18500.  More Photos

Government Officials dagger

184SO2 -Government Officials dagger by Carl Eickhorn with rare hangers.One of the most elegantly designed daggers of the Third Reich, this dagger features an art deco stylized eagle's head grip. The grip's plates are pristine mother-of-pearl over a wood base having no cracks, chips or discoloration. Rare to find in these daggers is no lifting of the silver plate along the hilt's spine, eagle's head or lower crossguard. The tang nut that secures the hilt and blade is unturned indication this dagger has not been apart. The lower crossguard eagle is an elegant example of the craftsmanship that Eickhorn put into the design of its Government Official daggers. The blade is identical to the standard army dagger. This blade is in mint condition with the Eickhorn squirrel on the reverse ricasso below the lower crossguard. The pebbled scabbard displays an excellent is straight and free of dents. $9500.  More Photos

Ultra-rare RMBO senior government officials dagger by Carl Eickhorn.

184SO5 -.Ultra-rare RMBO Eastern Peoples senior government officials dagger by Carl Eickhorn. One of the most elegantly designed daggers of the Third Reich, this dagger features a gold wash art deco stylized eagle's head grip lower crossguard and scabbard. The grip's plates are pristine mother-of-pearl over a wood base having no cracks, chips or discoloration. Rare to find in these ultra-rare daggers is the amount of gold wash evident along the hilt's spine, eagle's head or lower crossguard. This gilt wash is consistent over the entire dagger and scabbard.The tang nut that secures the hilt and blade is unturned indication this dagger has not been apart. The lower crossguard eagle is an elegant example of the craftsmanship that Eickhorn put into the design of its Government official daggers. The blade is identical to the standard army dagger. This blade is in mint condition with the Eickhorn squirrel on the reverse below the lower crossguard. The scabbard displays a high degree of its original gilt finish and is straight and free of dents.The use of the gilt wash over the government officials dagger was intended to better compliment the brown uniforms worn by RMBO officials who administered government affairs in the eastern occupied countries as announced in article in Uniformen-Markt dated 1 October 1941. The article states that high RMBO officials are authorized to wear a gilt dagger that was consistent with the color of their uniforms. $16,250.  More Photos

Very rare Kriegsmarine stopwatch  by Junghans

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

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

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

Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag

OPS6 - The Oakleaf Private Sale - Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag. On August 17, 1933 Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler announced the regulations by which SS officials would display car pennants and command flags. These flags were initially of the same design as the SA command flags and pennants except for the use of black triangular fields replacing the red fields of the SA. The " RFSS Kommandoflagge " features a central silver appliqué national eagle with accent threads showing excellent detail. The high-relief double sided flag measures 36.0 x 34.0 inches. A sleeve extends along one vertical side through which a staff would pass through for display.The flag was displayed near Heinrich Himmler for Schutzstaffel formal and public occasions. Contact Oakleaf for further information. $17,500. More Photos

Extremely rare Konzentrationslager ( Concentration Camp ) blanket

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

Luftwaffe Combined Pilot Observer badge by GWL

1612SO2 - Luftwaffe Combined Pilot Observer badge by GWL, cased. Near Mint. $6500. More Photos

Early 50 mm ribbon for the Ritterkreuz

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

Rare SS keepsake box

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

Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag

OPS6 - The Oakleaf Private Sale - Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag. On August 17, 1933 Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler announced the regulations by which SS officials would display car pennants and command flags. These flags were initially of the same design as the SA command flags and pennants except for the use of black triangular fields replacing the red fields of the SA. The " RFSS Kommandoflagge " features a central silver appliqué national eagle with accent threads showing excellent detail. The high-relief double sided flag measures 36.0 x 34.0 inches. A sleeve extends along one vertical side through which a staff would pass through for display.The flag was displayed near Heinrich Himmler for Schutzstaffel formal and public occasions. Contact Oakleaf for further information.  More Photos

Near unobtainable mint should board set of Reichsarbeitsfuhrer Konstantine Hierl

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

Mint Luftwaffe general's breast eagle in cello

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

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

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

Army general's card pennant

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

Published very rare Army General crusher Old Style hat by Leparo

1611SO10 - Published very rare Army General crusher "Old Style hat by Leparo ( Leonhard Paulig ). This exact same general's crusher is pictured in author Gary Wilkins book, " THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO CLOTH THIRD REICH MILITARY HEADGEAR", published by Shiffer , Altgen, PA. Military History. Copyright 2002, p. 119 ( interior view) with the Foreward provided by Bill Shea. This hat features gold bullion thread crown and capband piping. The silver flatwire eagle and wreathed kokarde identify the cap as being manufactured prior to 1943 when general ranks cap presented gold colored insignia. The hat's upper body is constructed of fine Tricot ribbed wool. The capband is standard green felt wool. The leather visor exhibits normal age crazing. The interior displays a celluloid sweatshield diamond identifying Leparo as the maker. The sweatband's leather complete. The cap is lined with gray rayon and displays minor age and wear. $10,999. More Photos

Rare Red Cross (Rote Kreutz) standard bearers Gorget

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

Rare SS Streifendienst gorget

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

Army named double decal M35 helmet with Mediterranean tri-color camouflage finish

167SO3 - Army named double decal M35 helmet with Mediterranean tri-color camouflage finish. This stunning example features light brown/yellow with green brush strokes. The Heer adler and national escutcheon are evident under the camouflage. Wehrmacht personnel serving with the early Deutsches Afrikakorps were often issued M35 helmets before departure to Africa. As the DAK pulled out of Africa and moved into Italy their helmets reflected a change in color patterns. This helmet presents its original liner with the owner's name. The shell's apron is stamped SE60 with the production number 3514. $3500. More Photos

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

165SO5 - Very Rare SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch (presentation honor dagger) crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The M33 dagger is identical to the earlier presented Ernst Röhm presentation dagger made by the Carl Eickhorn firm. The SS Himmler presentation was awarded to the SS officers and men who participated in the overthrow of Ernst Röhm and the powerful Sturmabteilung brown shirts in the historic "Night of the Long Knives" that resulted in S.A. leader Ernst Röhm's execution after Röhm attempted to usurp Adolf Hitler's authority in the NSDAP on June 30, 1934. The recipients also included many honorary SS generals. Estimates of produced H. Himmler daggers run approximately 2500 according to Thomas Wittmann author of "Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author. Copyright 2003, page 95.

The dagger features all matching early nickel silver fittings for the upper and lower crossguards and scabbard mounts. The underside of the lower crossguard is stamped with the benchmark number "4". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black ebony grip displays minor chip along the bottom of the upper crossguard. This is commonly seen on these Himmler presentation pieces as the ebony wood is quite brittle. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail. The nickel silver eagle is near pristine and is the high neck style eagle. There is a small amount of verdigris evident along the line where the wood grip meets the upper and lower crossguard fittings. This indicates, along with the un-turned tang nut, that the dagger has not been taken apart and is in its original state.

The blade is in near mint condition with minimal in-and-out wear. The blade also presents excellent crossgraining. The full length blade is perhaps the finest example available today. The obverse side of the blade presents the SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" and the reverse of the blade shows the small oval early Carl Eickhorn squirrel with the non-serrated tail. The Reichsfuhrer SS H. Himmler presentation " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " ( In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler ) displays excellent background burnishing. The blade displays no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, cleaning or pitting.

The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is straight, free of dents and displays a high degree of its original lacquer finish. The scabbard lower mount's ball is without dents. Attached to the scabbard is the original black leather hanger. The leather is supple and in excellent condition. $17,500. More Photos

Grosse-Urkunden document of the Knights Cross for Luftwaffe bomber pilot Oberleutnant Hans Sumpf

165SO1 - Grosse-Urkunden document of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross for Luftwaffe bomber pilot Oberleutnant Hans Sumpf dated August 20, 1942 awarded posthumously. This document (sans mappe) was never presented to the family of Oblt. Hans Sumpf which would account for it not having its presentation red leather folio with embossed gold state eagle. The document is printed on the highest quality vellum parchment paper. Approximately 7,200 Knights Crosses (Ritterkreutz) with named documents were awarded. Many of the documents were never received by the recipients as the logistics of sending them to the recipients was complicated combat the conditions at the "front". All Grosse-Urkunden for the Ritterkreutz were produced at the studio of Frieda Thiersch in india and black ink. The name Hans Sumpf is embossed in raised gold letters. The folded document measures 13.5 x 17.0 inches. A facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler is on the document. By 1942 Adolf Hitler rarely signed official military award documents. Oberleutnant Hans Sumpf is credited with the destruction of 19 Russian railway locomotives. Oblt. Sumpf was Staffelkapitan of 5. Kampfgeschwader 1 Hindenburg and was killed while in action over Demyansk Russia on March 26, 1942 at which time he was posthumously promoted to the rank of Hauptmann. This rare award document is ready for professional archival framing. $7,000. More Photos

Luftwaffe Regimental Standard for Flight and Paratroop regiments

162SO2 - Luftwaffe Regimental Standard for Flight and Paratroop regiments. ( Regimentsstandarte der Fliegertruppe und der Fallschirmjager - regimenter ). Excellent example on yellow/gold heavy silk with heavy bullion silver thread embroidery. Aluminum trim borders. Obverse displays heavily embroidered Luftwaff eagle. Reverse features a central iron cross. No snags, tears or silk rot. This rare Luftwaffe Reimental standarte is unit marked with an embroidered M.A.NR.27Suggested offering price $25,000. More Photos

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with crosspole and tassels

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

Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Fallschirm-Panzer  Division officer M43 field hat

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

SS Standard Bearers Gauntlets

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

Very Rare  Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks

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

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

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

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