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Mint un-issued Luftwaffe 1st model Fliegerkappmesser  (Fallschirmjäger gravity knife ) with original factory shipping carton

167SO1 - Mint un-issued Luftwaffe 1st model Fliegerkappmesser (Fallschirmjäger gravity knife ) with original factory shipping carton. This exceptional offering features the near unobtainable shipping carton of proper construction with the original tissue wrapping paper. This article was a " walk-in" at the last Ohio Valley Military Show held in Wilmington, Ohio. This SMF manufactured gravity knife is perfect in its original condition. The blade is bright and free of rust, dings, pitting and dark spots. The wooden grip plates are, likewise, in pristine condition. The thumb release or locking lever is stamped with the subassembly number "769". The "marlin spike" is stamped with the Luftamt 5 ( Solingen) inspector number. The shipping carton presents color fading to its light blue exterior resulting from storage and time. The carton was assembled using the proper staples as described and shown in author Mack A. Pattarozzi's definitive work " Luftwaffe Gravity Knife, A History of the Flyer's & Paratrooper's Utility Knife". Published by Schiffer Military History, Altgen, PA. Copyright 2006, pg. 199-203. This Fliegerkappmesser is for the collector who must have the mint example. $1899. More Photos

Colt Army model 1860 single action .44 caliber revolver

165AF1 - Colt Army model 1860 single action .44 caliber revolver. This revolver designed by Samuel Colt was used by both the Union and Confederacy during the American Civil War. The Colt Manufacturing Company produced over 200,000 of the model 1860 from 1860 - 1873. This firearm exhibits its original finish and wood grips. All metal parts have matching numbers. The Colt Manufacturing Company is stamped along the top of the 8.0 inch barrel and cylinder. According to the manufacturer's specifications the gun weighs 2.11 pounds. This widely used six cylinder revolver fires a paper wrapped muzzle loaded .44 cal cartridge. The gun was accurate up to 75 -100 yards. The Colt model 1860 was the most used revolver during the Civil War. $2650. More Photos

Very rare Panzer German Cross in Gold

166SO5 - Very rare Panzer German Cross in Gold. This black wool backed cloth and metal badge was presented to panzer personnel who were awarded the German Cross in Gold who would wear the cloth version on their panzerjacke rather than the metal version. As the panzertruppen had high casualty rates, the number of surviving black cloth badges is rare. $2500. More Photos

1ST EMPIRE CARRIAGE DOOR EMBLEM (OR ESTATE DOOR EMBLEM)

166SO2 - OFFERED HERE IS A 1ST EMPIRE CARRIAGE DOOR EMBLEM (OR ESTATE DOOR EMBLEM) OF NAPOLEON'S FAMILY COAT OF ARMS HAND ENGRAVED OUT OF BRASS, HIS EXTENSIVE FAMILY INCLUDED HIS MOTHER LETIZIA, FOUR BROTHERS- JOSEPH, LOUIS, LUCIEN, JEROME, AND THREE SISTERS- ELISA, CAROLINE AND PAULINE. HIS TWO WIVES, HIS ADOPTED SON- EUGENE AND HIS ADOPTED STEPDAUGHTER- HORTENSE AND HER TWO SONS, ETC.

THE PARTIAL ARTICLE ILLUSTRATES THE EMPEROR HAD SEVERAL COACHS AVAILABLE TO HIM FOR SERVICE IN THE FIELD AUGMENTED EVEN FURTHER IN NUMBER AND LARGER SIZE BACK IN FRANCE. THE COACH ILLUSTRATED HERE IS A BERLIN-EASY CARRIAGE-LANDAU.

THE THREE COACHMAN DROVE THE CARRIAGE "EN POSTE" (ON THE SIX HORSE TEAM). THE BODYGUARD RODE IN THE OUTSIDE SEAT (FOR NAPOLEON-THE MAMELUKE -ALI) THERE, OFCOURSE, WAS ALSO A GUARD HUSSAR ESCORT.

ILLUSTRATED ON THIS CAPTURED COACH FROM THE EMPEROR'S DEFEAT AT WATERLOO IS THE 'EMPIRE COAT OF ARMS IN BRASS AND COLOR. $2800.00 More Photos

Fallschirmjägergewehr FG42, model 1 by Showei Seisakusho, Inc. of Japan

- 165SO6 - Fallschirmjägergewehr FG42, model 1 by Showei Seisakusho, Inc. of Japan. In 1992-1993 the Shoei Seisakusho, Inc. of Kawaguchi, Japan introduced the finest replica ever of the FG42 model 1. The dimensions, weight and internal parts, 86 in number, matched the original gun in perfect detail. The number manufactured mirrored the original German production of just 2,000 FG42's model 1. There will be no re-issue!

Originally introduced in the U.S.A. for $1495, the FG42 model 1 by Shoei is very hard to find. Since the original FG42 model 1 sells for $250,000. plus at auction, the Shoei FG42 model 1 is universally sought after by serious German Fallschirmjäger collectors.

Included for $2395:

" FG42 model 1 #1295 with original Sshoei made magazine and leather sling

" Copy of the Shoei 8 page instruction manual

" Propaganda photo series vol. 8, FG42 The Netherlands

" A copy of a letter sent from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, stating that the Shoei FG42 model 1 has been examined by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and determined to be a non firing replica.

This rare example of a Shoei FG42 model 1 is offered for sale for $2350. More Photos

Rare and stunning Luftwaffe presentation bronze by German artist Schmidt-Hofer

- Collectors Connection-Rare and stunning Luftwaffe presentation bronze by German artist Schmidt-Hofer. The brass plate reads "To the Officers and officials of Luftflotten V. ( Air Fleet 5) Regiment 4, Reichenbach, 19.August 1940." Luftflotte V. was based in Denmark and Norway during the Battle of Britain. The Luftflotte was commanded by General Hans Stumpf whose command was responsible for carrying out bombing operations in Northern Britain and the North Sea during the period. This award is on a marble base that measures 5.5 x 4.0 inches. The total height is 15.5 inches. The width is 15.0 inches. The bronze eagle displays excellent detail and is signed by the artist on one of the botton arms of the swastika. The two marble bases are free of chips and cracks. The eagle and base are loose but this could be professionally tightened. Suggested offering price POR. 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

Rare and early period Type A

165SO2 - Rare and early period Type A "micro 800" Knights Cross ( Ritterkreutz ) of the Iron Cross by Steinhauer & Luck with ribbon. Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this 1940 - early 1941 period awarded Steinhauer & Luck micro 800 cross. The cross presents the proper characteristics of a Steinhauer & Luck Type A cross. The reverse upper arm beneath the bale displays a micro "800" silver content stamp. This magnetic cross weighs 30.8 grams with a suspension loop that is also "800" marked. Accompanying the cross is the more rare early style wide ribbon for the Ritterkreutz measuring 24.0 inches in length. The cross comes with a well-detailed " Expertise" ( Certificate of Authenticity) provided by Dietrich Maerz author of the highly informative reference book, " The Knights Cross of the Iron Cross " published by B & D Publishing, LLC, copyright 2007. The cross is in excellent awarded condition. $11,000. 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. $11,500. More Photos

Published Heer / Waffen SS Cloth Version German Cross in Gold, Type 3

163SO12 - Published Heer / Waffen SS Cloth Version German Cross in Gold, Type 3. This exact cloth version appears in Dietrich Maerz's book " The German Cross '', Published by the author as B & D Publishing. Copyright 2009, page 309. This excellent example was removed from a uniform. The cross was acquired from a veteran's daughter along with other artifacts. The original manufacturer's paper label is intact indicating "Westermann". $575. More Photos

Large bronze NSDAP building eagle

163SO2 - Large bronze NSDAP building eagle. The eagle's wingspan measures 59.0 inches with a height of 22.5 inches. Two-piece constructed eagle attaches to wreath with two bolts. Eagle displays excellent detail and ships with custom made wooden crate. More Photos

Unobtainable Allgemeine Schutzstaffel führer tuchmütze

163SO10 - Unobtainable Allgemeine Schutzstaffel führer tuchmütze. It is on very rare occasion that one has the opportunity to have in his possession an artifact so rare that it may be the only one known. Coming from an old and very advanced collection is this officer tuchmütze. This sidecap features factory machine applied aluminum silver twistcord piping that extends along the side panels around to the front scallop. Beneath this piping is the standard silver totenkopf button. The most outstanding characteristic of this cap is the hand embroidered in silver aluminum wire an early M29 style officer eagle on the side triangular section of cloth where ordinarily would be seen the nco/enlisted machine embroidered version. The cap further features the highest quality black wool. This material is free of any mothing. The interior is lined with black polished cotton and displays a VA 1937 stamp along with two cloth tags. The " Vom Reichsführer SS befohlene Ausführung" and the "TUCHMuTZE fur SS RZM…" tag indicating the manufacturer. Affixed to the side are the button initials of the original owner " J E". The cap is size 57. Accompanying the cap are two images of this style of hat in period wear. One image shows Theodore Eicke, commander of the SS Totenkopfverbande, wearing an identical style of the cap. Price on Request. More Photos

Rare early Allgemeine SS Standarte Deutschland bugle banner

163SO11 - Rare early Allgemeine SS Standarte Deutschland bugle banner. This exceptional article features an early totenopf and runics hand embroidered using heavy bullion wire thread. The obverse side displays the totenkopf while the reverse side displays the Schutzstaffel runics. Also evident is the shadow of where the arabic numeral "1" denoting the Deutschland Standarte was once present. The skull and runics are raised by use of an unterlagen on a black velvet field. The banner measures 12.25 x 13.5 inches indicating this would have been affixed to a bugle rather than a trumpet and is bordered with silverwire fringe. This rare SS article comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by noted SS collector David Delich. $12,500. More Photos

Adolf Hitler portrait accomplished in pencil by Saafeld and dated 1939

162SO4 - Adolf Hitler portrait accomplished in pencil by Saafeld and dated 1939. This outstanding portrait measures 11X14 inches. The portrait is mounted and framed likeness of Adolf Hitler is superior conveying an almost three dimensional presentation. $2999. More Photos

Extremely rare SS tapestry designed by Karl Diebitsch and executed by Mrs. Diebitsch

162SO5 - Extremely rare SS tapestry designed by Karl Diebitsch and executed by Mrs. Diebitsch. The unsigned wool tapestry measures approximately 4 x 5 feet and features the Schutzstaffel runic design hand embroidered in silk over four rows of four Wehrmacht style eagles. The runics are accented with borders of intertwined hand embroidered swastikas in metallic thread. Below the SS runics is the motto of the SS "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" also accented with the same design using metallic thread. Karl Diebitsch designed much of the SS regalia including the Ehrendegen, Chained SS officer M36 dagger and designs of postage stamps. Karl Dietbitch was an early NSDAP party member holding number 1436. He later joined the SS and was promoted to the rank of Oberfuhrer and was attached to Totenkopfstandarte, Germania and Wiking. Oberfuhrer Karl Diebitsch survived the war and died in 1985. This brown and black background tapestry would have been displayed in a SS headquarters or the office of a high ranking SS officer. Along the top border of the tapestry are sewn eleven brown suede leather tabs for passing the suspension pole through. The reverse of the tapestry is backed with unadorned black cotton. Exceptionally rare .$29,999 More Photos

SS Totenkopfring (Honor Ring) awarded to SS officer  Lippach

- SS Totenkopfring (Honor Ring) awarded to SS officer Lippach dated 21/6/43. This SS Totenkopfring shows excellent detail in the skull and runic panels. The background stippling is also evident in the panels. The ring exhibits die flaw characteristics evident in authentic Totenkopf rings. The joiner seam is apparent beneath the original silver solder on the interior behind the skull. The engraving is typical of what is encountered in a 1940's style ring.Suggested offering price $10,000. This ring comes with a Don Boyle Certificate of Authenticity Additional photos upon request. 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

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

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

Rare Deutschland Erwacht Standarte NSDAP front plate

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

Exceptionally rare Allach Berghirsch ( Mountain Stag ) Model #10

1512SO5 - Exceptionally rare Allach Berghirsch ( Mountain Stag ) Model #10. This rare Allach figurine is identical to the white stag pictured in Dennis Porrel's "Allach Porcelain 1936 - 1945" , VOLUME 2, published by Schiffer Military History, Copyright 2010, pages 386-387. According to Dennis Porell, the Allach 1936 Manufacturer's Catalog only 93 of the white porcelain versions were made during the years 1938-1939. This piece displays multi-piece construction with the antlers being set in place separately to holes in the stag's head making the antlers removable. The stag's antlers present excellent detail giving them a natural white appearance. $5500. More Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

 embroidered NSDAP party eagle pillow from Berghof

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

Waffen SS Obersturmfuhrer panzerjacke

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

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with crosspole and tassels

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

Very rare SS Sturmfahne III/100

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

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

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

Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse )

1510SO2 - Published Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse). Combat worn splinter \ pattern smock features a correct factory machine sewn camouflage embroidered breast eagle. On each side of the upper chest area is a zipper closed slant pocket with matching RAPID metal zippers with leather pull tabs. The front is closed by five matching Luftwaffe blue glass buttons. A series of PRYM snaps are positioned along the bottom edge of the smock that close around each of the Fallschirmjager's upper legs. At the end of each cuff are PRYM snaps for size adjustment. Inside each sleeve is a rayon wind cuff also with PRYM snaps. On each side of the lower waist is a single large flap pocket closed with a metal RAPID zipper with leather pull tabs. The unlined interior features the Luftwaffe RBN number along with the size stamped 1A and 8/44 indicating August 1944. The exterior displays mild period wear with no tears. This exact smock is pictured in "German Paratroopers" by Karl Veltze, pages 144, 145 ( ex- Danielle Tirelli collection). $10,500. More Photos

Mint Luftwaffe Fallschirjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse )

1510SO1 - Published mint Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager jump smock ( Fallschirmschutzen-Bluse ). This water pattern smock features a factory machine sewn camouflage embroidered breast eagle. On each side of the upper chest area is a zipper closed slant pocket with matching RiRi plastic zippers with leather pull tabs. The front is closed by five matching Luftwaffe blue glass buttons. A series of snaps are positioned along the bottom edge of the smock that close around each of the Fallschirmjager's upper legs. At he end of each cuff are PRYM snaps for size adjustment. Inside each sleeve is a rayon wind cuff also with PRYM snaps . On each side of the lower waist is a single large flap pocket closed with a plastic RiRi zipper with leather pull tabs. The unlined interior features the Luftwaffe RBN number along with the size stamped 2A ( medium). This exact smock is pictured in "German Paratroopers" by Karl Veltze, pages 154, 155 ( ex- Danielle Tirelli collection) with the one with the white stripe on the right sleeve. Un-issued, mint condition. $10,500. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rare  Hitler Youth Leader dagger by Carl Eickhorn

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

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

155SO3 - Very rare Luftwaffe administrative general's tropical tunic for the rank of Generalmajor. . This tunic features non-matching Generalmajor slip-on shoulder boards. This was probably the result of this tunic being theater-made and the general using what was available. The tunic's lapels have matching forest green waffenfarb collar tabs and bullion blue-backed continental Luftwaffe general's breast eagle. The matching administrative general's tabs and breast eagle are tailor applied. Gold bullion twistcord piping is sewn around the upper collar. Over the left breast is a row of loops intended to accommodate a long ribbon bar. A single set of loops is over the scalloped and pleated left breast pocket. The two upper pockets are scalloped and pleated. The two hip pockets are pleated with a flap. The front is closed with four pebbled gold buttons. The interior is unmarked. The size is approximately 40 . $6000. More Photos

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

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

Very Rare Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge by C.E.Juncker

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

Very Rare Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge by C.E.Juncker

154SO3 - Very Rare Aluminum Army Paratrooper badge ( Fallschirmschutzen - Abzeichen des Heeres) by C.E. Juncker. Tthis very rare badge, made in aluminum, features the stylized diving Army eagle with a Wehrmcht eagle at the top center of the wreath. The German Army maintained a separate Fallschirmunfantrie Kompanie and later regiment until January 1, 1938 at which time it was incorporated into the Luftwaffe. Fallschirmjager who were awarded this badge continued to wear it throughout the war. The aluminum version of this badge is very rare as it was the earliest production and was discontinued after the introduction of the tombak version prior to the outbreak of the war in 1939. This near mint badge displays original frosting on the eagle and gilted wreath.. This is an excellent example of a rare and historic piece.$4800. More Photos

Very rare Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler  SS white sword hanger

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

Extremely rare Totenkopfverbande Standarte Oberbayern saddle blanket

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

Very Rare  Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks

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

Gestapo disc # 10889

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

Hermann Goring small ashtray marked 800

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

Very rare Waffen SS M38 combat worn Palmemuster pattern camouflage smock

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

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

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

SS Oberbayern Totenkopf machine woven officer flatwire skull Form I cufftitle

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

Rare Hermann Goring silver cigarette case

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

Kriminalpolizei warrant disc # 640

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

Westland Waffen SS M40 combat helmet by ET

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

Reichsarbeitdienst  ( RAD ) trumpet banner

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

Extremely rare SS M42 combat helmet by with full chickenwire basket

1202SO5 - Extremely rare SS M42 combat helmet with full chickenwire basket. This helmet features a full chickenwire basket used for the attachment of camouflage materials. The helmet displays consistent oxidation where the basket has come into contact with the shell. The decal likewise displays this wear. The interior features a complete and worn leather liner with the original drawstring. The chinstrap is original to the helmet. The rear apron is stamped EF… ( Emaillerwerk-Fulda ) and the production run number 3115. This helmet comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Kelly Hicks author of ' SS - STEEL , PARADE AND COMBAT HELMETS OF GERMANY'S THIRD REICH ELITE", published by R. James Bender Publishing, copyright 2004 and "SS HELMETS, THE HISTORY,USE AND DECORATION OF THE HELMETS OF THE BLACK CORPS", co-authored with the late Michael Beaver, published by Shiffer Publishing Ltd., copyrighted 2006. Extremely rare. $9,000. More Photos

SS Birthday Presentation Telle for Alois Holzgethan Obersturmfuhrer

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

German headquarters wall eagle from Metz, France

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

Adolf Hitler formal wine coasters by Wellner

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

Adolf Hitler formal pattern grape snippers by Bruckmann

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

Early Luftwaffe officer's Damascas Fliegerschwert

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

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