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JUST IN NEWLY LISTED MISCELLANEOUS, ACCOUTREMENTS, FLAGS, PERSONALS NEW ITEMS
NM RAD Streifendienst (Patrol Service)
Gorget with the Original Box

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P401
E++ RAD Standarte Bearer's Gorget by Steinhauer und Luck of Lüdenscheid. Includes the original heart shaped box, but unfortunately the lid is missing

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P400
E+ Kriegsmarine National War Flag

If you're a collector of TR flags you might be wondering what the difference is between a "National War Flag" and a "Kriegsmarine National War Flag". The answer is simple....A National War Flag could have been flown on a Kriegsschiff (war ship), but it's more likely they were flown at Luftwaffe airfields, Wehrmacht facilities, barracks, or even POW camps. If the bunting is stamped with something like "LOH.KR-FL. 100x170" it could have been flown in any of these places. On the other hand, a flag intended for Naval use was marked with a Kriegsmarine "Waffenamt" (ordnance office) stamp....a small stick figure National eagle over a large "M" for "Marine". This flag has a Marine Waffen Amt stamp on the bunting which tells us it was intended for use by the Kriegsmarine.

This huge Naval flag was constructed from a 100% cotton fabric with printed graphics, an off white cotton/rayon bunting, and a hemp suspension lanyard rope. It measures 9'3" x 15'6" (111cm x 472cm) with a few stains and some minor insect damage. It's reinforced with 8 rows of red stitching with extra reinforcement panels at each corner of the hoist edge.
P382
NM Kriegsmarine National War Flag
By Witte K.G. of München

This beautiful Naval flag was constructed from a 100% cotton fabric with printed graphics, an off white cotton/rayon bunting, and a hemp suspension lanyard rope. Unfortunately the capturing vet's wife washed it because it smelled "musty", so some of the red die leached into the white so it has a slightly pink hew.... you can see this in my photos if you compare the white cross to the bunting. The hoist edge bunting is stamped with the manufacturer's name, the dimensions "Kr.Fl.150x250", and a Waffenamt eagle over a large "M" indicating use by the "Marine". Measures 4'11" x 8'3" (150cm x 250cm)
P383
E- Transitional Hanseatic League City/State Flag by Bonner Fahnenfabrik.

The term "Hanseatic League" aka "Hansa" refers to a late Medieval (12th century) military alliance of multiple trading cities and guilds that established and maintained trade monopolies along the coast of Northern Europe from the Baltic to the Nord Sea and inland. These Hanseatic cities had their own laws, so the League offered a collective representation of interests and protection from hostile assaults to the Germanic trade associations. German colonists, under strict Hansa supervision, built numerous Hansa cities on and near the East Baltic coast, including Danzig. Prior to WWI, Danzig was a favorite city of Germany and an important Baltic port wedged between East and West Prussia. After the end of WWI, International Jewry, who represented 80% of those who attended the Versailles Treaty of 1919, took the entire region known as the "Danzig Corridor" away from Germany and literally gave it to Poland. Established on 10.1.1920, the new "Free City of Danzig" became an autonomous (independent) city-state placed under "League of Nations" protection with special economic rights.

Constructed from a loosely woven off white wool with a red (printed) Phoenix like National eagle rising over a castle wall. The fabric is well worn and a bit fragile with some mothing along the hoist edge. The bunting features a small cloth manufacturer's tag with "Bonner Fahnenfabrik Bonn a. Rein" printed in black ink.
P392
E++ BDM/JM (Mädelschaft/Jungmädelschaft) Group "16/308" Pennant (Jungmädelgruppenwimpel)

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P393
E- BDM/JM (Mädelschaft/Jungmädelschaft) Pennant with Tyr Rune (Jungenschaftwimpel)

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P389
E DJ (Deutschesjugend)
Fanfare Trumpet Banner

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P390
E DJ (Deutschesjugend)
Fanfare Trumpet Banner

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P391
E+ Hitler Jugend "Gefolgschaft 7/213" Funeral Sash
Measures 6.5" x 57" (17cm x 145cm)

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P388
E++ NSDAP Flag
Measures 2'6" x 3'10" (77cm x 116cm)

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P384
NM NSDAP Flag
Measures 2'6" x 4'8" (75cm x 142cm)

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P386
E NSDAP Parade Flag
Measures 14.5" x 22" (37cm x 65cm)

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P385
E- Gold Paratrooper Ring

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P395
F+ Silver Paratrooper Ring

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P394
E- WWI Pilot's Ring
800 Nickel Silver and Enamel

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P376
NM DAF Emblem
Die struck from aluminum. Measures 8" inches (20cm) in diameter.

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P381
NM- NSKK 1st Brigade Dog Tag

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P380
NM- Organization Todt Ausweis (Identification Disc) from the British Channel Islands

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P407
M- Police Dog ID Tag

This rare dog tag was stamped from solid brass with a substantial curve and holes on either side so it could be affixed to the dog's collar. It measures 2.25" x 1" inches (56mm x 28mm) with "Erster Deutscher Polizeihund" (First German Police Hound) across the top and "Verein (P.H.V.) Sitz Dulsburg" (Society (P.H.V.) Seat Dulsburg) across the bottom in raised text. The dog's "Police Hound Number" "P.H.Nr. 3357" stamped into the center panel.
P408
E++ Maltese Cross Printing Blocks

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P399
NM+ Small Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe Standartes, for toys or models.

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P387
NM+ Wiking Ship Model in the Original Box

This highly detailed cast iron Transatlantic Liner(?) measures 6.25" inches (5.7cm) with a camouflage paint job and "DEUTSCHLAND/HANSA H.A.L. WIKING MODELLE" in raised text on the bottom.
P396
NM+ 2 Piece Wiking Model Set in the Original Box

Includes a 7.3" inch (18.7cm) cast iron Battleship and a 3.2" inch (8cm) cast iron Cruiser(?) with "WIKING MODELLE" and some other illegible text on the bottom.
P397
NM+ 3 Piece Wiking Model Set in the Original Box

Includes a 6.5" inch (16.7cm) plastic Battleship with "HIPPER" on the bottom, a 2.75" inch (7cm) plastic Escort, and a 2.1" inch (5.3cm) plastic U-Boat.
P398
NM Flak Artillery Mirror

I purchased this unique item along with a 2 place medal bar (EK and West Wall) and a 800 silver SS Totenkopf ring from an elderly German woman who owns and operates a liquor store in our little mountain community, so I know it's the genuine article, but I have no idea what it's purpose was. If you have any ideas please email me. It was die struck from copper with a 2" inch (5cm) diameter beveled mirror.
P404
E+ Miscellaneous Currency, 12 Bills

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P402
E 22 Miscellaneous German Coins. P403
NM Italian Fascist Bottle Stopper
and Cocktail Fork

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P379
E- 3 "Hotel Holland" Butter Knives
By Reed & Barton

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P405
M- Small US Compass.

Constructed from solid brass, this sweet little compass measures 1 1/8" inch (approx 3cm) in diameter with "MARBLE'S GLADSTONE MICH. U.S.A." stamped into the exterior wall (not pictured). Purchased from a US WWII veteran's son along with some miscellaneous US and Third Reich artifacts so I have to assume he carried it with him while serving in the European theater.
P406
BANNERS FLAGS BANNERS, FLAGS, AND PENNANTS AND PENNANTS
E EXTREMELEY RARE DJ "Deutsche Jungvolk" (German Youth) Banner (Fahne).

The Deutsche Jungvolk or "DJ" was the junior branch (ages 10-14) of the "Hitler Jugend" or "HJ" (Hitler Youth). The earliest German Youth organization, which was similar to the American Boy Scouts, dates back to January 28th, 1923 when the "Jungsturm Adolf Hitler" made it's first official public appearance at the first "Party Day of the NSDAP" in München (Munich) Austria. A wide range of flags and pennants were produced and carried by as many as 2,000 youth organizations in the years that followed, many of which were designed and hand made for each individual group, so identifying flags like this one is a very difficult task.

This is an early (pre 1934 regulations) hand made or "cottage industry" flag...and quite possibly the only one of it's kind. This exquisite flag was constructed from a light weight black rayon fabric with a subtle "crinkle" texture. The condition of which is excellent despite two 1cm (1/4" inch) holes (insect damage?) under the center roundel and several light colored spots (crud) that should clean away with a soft tooth brush if desired. The body of the flag measures 80cm x 105cm (31.5" x 41.5" inch) with a 13cm (5" inch) cream colored satin rayon fringe machine sewn around 3 sides. The obverse features a cream colored, 6mm (2 3/8" inch) thick sig-rune, the official symbol of the DJ. This single rune was hand embroidered with a 4 ply viscose rayon thread on a 35cm (14" inch) black faux silk (satin rayon) disc. The disc, or roundel, was machine sewn in the center with a puckered edge so it appears stuffed or puffy. The reverse features the same black disc hand embroidered with the same viscose rayon thread in a variety of warm colors. The image depicts a rising sun in gold with a black rotating swastika in the center. This is superimposed behind a 2 tier marble base in tan, with a field of olive green and brown above (the earth), and a 31cm (12" inch) tall cross towering to the top of the roundel. The sun and cross are partially framed by 2 flaming torches crossed at the base with vibrant flames hand embroidered in red, orange, gold, and tan. An incredibly rare and beautiful artifact that I'm very proud to be able to offer at a very fair price...considering what lesser flags have brought at auctions like Manion's.
PC332
E- Kriegsmarine Water Sports Vessel Flag
(Wasser Sport Schiff Flagge).

This small, 15" x 25" inch (38cm x 63cm) flag has definitely seen some service with minor damage to the hoist edge. 3 piece construction with a corn flower blue and white cotton bunting folded over a cotton lanyard rope. The printed cotton body features a black and white anchor with a superimposed swastika on a red field. The coarsely woven cotton body has several small holes and it's beginning to tear away from one end of the hoist edge, but the fabric is still strong and the colors vibrant. A rarely seen and desirable display piece despite the minor damage.
P358
E- Kriegsmarine Harbor Pilot Flag
(Hafenlotseflagge)

White bordered flags like this were flown on Naval vessels with harbor pilots aboard, which were required on all ships being brought into port.

This rare little flag measures approximately 19" x 24" inches (48cm x 61cm) with a Marine Waffen Amt stamp and 2 massive zinc suspension turn buckles.

More description coming soon.
P360
HOLD
E- NSDAP Political Podium Banner
(Politische Fahne).

3 piece construction from cotton with a printed swastika and an illegible ink stamp.
Measures 23" x 35" (58cm x 89cm).

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P363
E+ NSDAP Political Podium Banner
(Politische Fahne).

5 piece construction from cotton.
Measures 30.5" x 58" (78cm x 147cm).

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P357
E- NSDAP Political Podium Banner
(Politische Fahne).

3 piece construction from cotton. This flag was torn down by the capturing vet so the suspension tunnel is torn nearly all the way through, but all of the fabric is still intact so it could be repaired if desired.
Measures 30" x 73" (78cm x 147cm).

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P362
NM NSDAP Political Podium Banner (Politische Fahne).

This beauty measures 2'7" x 3'2" (78mm x 95mm) with four 11" cotton tie strings, 2 in each upper corner. Three piece construction from red cotton with white roundels and black printed swastikas. Over all, a lovely piece with very minor soil, no mothing, and no damage worth mentioning.
PC306
E++ NSDAP Banner (Politische Fahne).

This 2 sided Political banner measures 65cm x 136cm (25.5" x 53.5" inches). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 46cm (18" inch) white cotton roundels and 5.5cm (2" inch) thick printed swastikas. There's a small hole from a thumb tack or nail in the center of the tunnel on the hoist edge. Other than this and some soil in the same area this beauty is in near mint condition.
P316
E+ NSDAP Banner (Politische Fahne).

This 2 sided Political banner measures 70cm x 144cm (27.5" x 56.75" inches). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 56cm (22" inch) white rayon roundels and 6.5cm (2.5" inch) thick printed swastikas. The roundels were machine sewn with puckered edges so they appear to be stuffed or puffy. There's a 2cm (3/4" inch) tear in the upper leg of one of the swastikas and 4 holes along the tunnel on the hoist edge from being hung with thumb tacks or nails. This flag is in excellent condition despite this minor damage and a few small stains.
P334
HOLD
E+ NSDAP Banner (Politische Fahne).

This 2 sided Political banner measures 62cm x 115cm (24.5" x 45.25" inches). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 36cm (14" inch) white cotton roundels and 4.5cm (1.75" inch) thick printed swastikas. There's a few oily stains and some minor soil on both sides, but no tears, holes, or damage to the fabric.
P331
E NSDAP Banner (Politische Fahne).

This 2 sided Political banner measures 61cm x 135cm (26" x 53" inches). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 37cm (14.5" inch) white cotton roundels and 5cm (2" inch) thick printed swastikas. There's some rusty stains on both sides at the edge of the roundels from a bayonet that was folded inside for decades. It appears as though the vet, or perhaps his wife, washed the flag in an attempt to remove these stains, but they didn't have much luck. The color in the red body is vibrant, but the swastika is faded.
P326
HOLD
NM- NSKK Vehicle Pennant (NSKK Fahrzeug Wimpel).

The beginnings of the NSKK or National Sozialistisches Kraftfahr Korp (National Socialist Motor Corp) can be traced back to 1923 when the SA introduced the Kraftfahr Abteilung (motor section) as a means to transport personnel. The SA expanded the KA in 1928 renaming it the Kraftfahrstaffeln (motor squadron). In 1930 the NSAK or National Sozialistisches Automobil Korp (National Socialist Automobile Corp) was formed as an auxiliary organization to the NSDAP and subordinate to the SA. The name was changed again to the NSKK by the newly appointed Chief Adolf Hühnlein in 1931. The NSKK was made an official NSDAP organization and given independent status following "Der Nacht der Langen Messer" (The Night of the Long Knives) in 1934 when all SA personnel were absorbed into various official NSDAP organizations.

This is an outstanding example of the NSKK vehicle pennant. Two sided, multi-piece construction from red cotton with a beautifully machine embroidered NSKK emblem in off white, bronze, and black rayon thread. The edges of the 31cm x 17cm (12 1/4 x 6 1/2 inch) pennant are reinforced with black leather, double stitched with black cotton thread. The hoist edge appears to have had a cotton suspension chord at one time, but it was cut off at the top corner leaving nothing but a short nub behind. Despite this unfortunate loss the pennant its self is in near mint condition with no damage other than minor soil from use.
P293
E++ RAD "Reichs ArbeitsDienst" (National
Labor Service) Pennant (Wimpel).

This immense 2 sided pennant was constructed from cotton with printed graphics. It measures 115cm (45" inches) along the hoist edge and 210cm (83" inches) to the tip. As you can see in my photos, the triangular shape of this pennant is slightly distorted. I'm not sure if it's always been this way or if it was washed then shrunk more on one side than the other. Regardless, this is a rare beauty that will look awesome in any collection.
P323
E NSDAP Vehicle Pennant (Politische Fafrzeug Wimpel).

This 2 sided pennant measures 18cm (7" inches) along the hoist edge and 32cm (12.5" inches) to the tip. It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 9.5cm (3.75" inch) white cotton roundels and 8mm (3/4" inch) thick machine embroidered swastikas. The long edges are trimmed with a 4mm white twisted rayon piping. The hoist edge is reinforced with a 2cm (3/4" inch) ribbed black rayon lace with the original cotton chord and plated spring clip intact. One side of this little beauty is in excellent+ condition, but the other side shows some insect damage and minor soil.
P318
GORGET CIGS GORGETS, POCKET WATCHES, CIGARETTE CASES CIGAR WATCH
NM- Fallschirmjäger's (Paratrooper) Silver Pocket Watch Commemorating "Operation Merkur", the 1941 Invasion and Battle for Kreta (Crete).

This exquisite one of a kind watch was made by the Locarno Watch Company of Locarno, Switzerland. It was constructed with a solid nickel outer case with a finely detailed laurel wreath motif around the perimeter of the central case, with more laurel leaves on the suspension ring. The face features black hands, a gold pin stripe design with large gold numbers 1-12, smaller red numbers 13-24, and a separate seconds dial at the bottom with black numbers 10-60. The manufacturer's name "Locarno Watch Co." lies between 10 and 2 o'clock inside a long, thin oval.The interior of the reverse cover is stamped "PURE NICKEL" in the center with "MIX 42" (1942), followed by what appears to be "SS8X" then "199" loosely hand etched to the right around the perimeter. The exterior of the reverse cover is hand etched with a Paratrooper badge and "DER SPRUNG AUF DIE INSEL" (The Jump on the Island) around the top and "KRETA 1941" below. Unfortunately my photos don't do this piece justice. It's much more impressive in person and runs perfectly.
PC310
LAYAWAY
BUSTS RINGS DESK ITEMS, CURRENCY, JEWELRY, TABLE WEAR, AND MISC TOYS ID TAGS
E Adolf Hitler Bust in Bronze by Nicolaus Schmidt.

This large bronze sculpture of the Führer measures 16.5" (inches) from the floor. His head is larger than life measuring 12.5" tall from the marble base to the top of his head and 8" wide from ear to ear. The black marble base measures 4" tall, by 8.5" wide, by 8.75" deep. Schmidt signed this piece on the base of the neck on the right side. It's piece is very heavy at nearly 52 pounds so the head and base will be shipped separately in 2 parcels. Please ask for shipping costs to your location.
PC339
NM- Bronze SA/NSDAP Eagle.

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PC349
E++ DAK (Deutsches Afrika Korp) 6 Piece 800 Silver Knife Set with Case.

This incredible service set was made by the Jahrs & Sohne Jewelry firm. Each piece measures 21cm (8 1/2 inches) and is stamped "800" with the firm's trade mark on the back of the spine. The front is finished with a beautifully designed DAK palm tree on the bottom of each handle. They are comfortably nestled in a black case with a white silk lining and 2 ornate brass catches. The maker's trade mark is printed in gold on a silk ribbon fastened in the left corner of the padded lid.
P235
E 6 Mess Hall Forks
(Kantine Gabel)
P341
NM- Set of 6 aluminum soup spoons...only 2 left. Very simple design with no decorations. Each spoon is stamped on the back with "FBCM 41" on the handle spine with a National eagle on the base of the handle. I will sell these for $55.00 each or $100 for the 2 that remain. P190
E SA/NSDAP Soup Spoon
(Suppenlöffel)

Only 1 left...the top spoon in my photo has been sold.
P345
E- Luftwaffe Mess Hall Ladle
(Kantine Schöpflöffel)
P368
E Straight Razor By Rud. Frauenzimmer of Solingen with the Original Leatherette Case (Rasiermesser mit Original Leaderhülle)

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P342
E++ NSV-NationalSoziallistische Volkswohlfahrt (National Socialist People's Welfare) Milk Canister. Standing 20 inches tall and 11 inches across this heavy steel can will easily hold 3-4 gallons of milk. It was originally painted field gray/green, but was repainted a dark rusty/red with the NSV symbol in black. P242
NM- DAF-Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) Gravy Boat. 2 piece, with boat attached to plate in white porcelain. Stamped with maker's trademark and DAF cog wheel in green on the bottom. P216
E+ DAF-Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) Gravy Boat. 2 piece, with boat attached to plate in white porcelain with rust/red trim. Stamped with maker's trademark and DAF cog wheel in green on the bottom. P217
NM Dog Tag for a member of a Balloon Observer Unit. Looking for RARE dog tags? Well here's a beauty. Aluminum oval tag stamped "2/Beob. Ers.Abt. 6." Blood type "A" number "608" P194
E+ Dog Tag for the Heavy Anti Aircraft Artillery. This oval zinc tag has some minor corrosion but is still complete and in great shape. Stamped number "49" and "6.SCHW.FLAK.ART.224/0/" P195
NM Dog Tag for the Staff Company of the Reserve Infantry Battalion. This oval zinc tag is stamped "ST.KP.J.E.B. 44." number "408." and blood type "A" P196
NM Rare Kriegsmarine Dog Tag named to Paul Lehmann. 5 cm aluminum disc with a gold wash, this tag is stamped "Kriegsmarine N 15927/40K" Marine number is 15927, dated 1940 for the Laufbahnen XIV, XV, and XVIII Marine Station Nordsee. P202
E++ Dog Tag for a Nebelwunfor (6 Barrel mine thrower squad) located in the Wistula River and Baltic Sea. Oval aluminum tag is stamped "3./Nb.Abt.2" and number "228" P204
NM- VERY RARE Dog Tag for a Horse Trainer Stationed in Danzig. Oval zinc disc is stamped "HEIM.PFD.PK.XX" and number "298" P206
E+ Dog tag for a leader of the 1st Panzer Jäger Brigade. Very heavy pot metal tag is stamped "1./PZ.J.BROS.II." number "76" P208
NM Swiss issue shoe care kit of an Artillery soldier. Marked "Kan. (Kannonier or Artilleryman) A. Webber, Battery Nr. 44." Complete with a 4 compartment storage bag, made from black and white speckled canvas with 2 green celluloid buttons. The 2 brushes have horse hair bristles. P148
E- 3 DRK-Deutsches Rotes Kreuz
(German Red Cross) Elastolin Figures

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P371
M Old Austria Commemorative Beer Stein. Maker marked Ww inside a shield and 0.5L. The art work is incredible and in mint condition! A nice nostalgic stein from the '70s commemorating the old Austrian Empire. P068
E+ Winged Cameo Broach. Die struck from Tombak with 30% of the original silver wash remaining. Beautifully carved Cameo. Very similar to a Civil Pilot's Badge. P160
E Needlework/Hankerchief. Unfinished. Marked "Genre 3369 Brabant ges. geschützt". Note: ges.geschützt is short for "gesetzlich geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending". P020
SOLD MISCELLANIOUS, ACCOUTREMENTS, FLAGS, PERSONALS FOR REFERENCE PURPOSES ONLY
E++ Adolf Hitler Bust in Bronze by K. Butler. This large bronze sculpture of the Führer measures 14" inches from the floor. His head is slightly smaller than life size measuring 9.5" tall from the marble base to the top of his head and 6" wide from ear to ear. The 2 piece black marble base measures 4.5" tall, by 5.5" square. Butler signed this piece on the back of the neck in all upper case letters. This piece is fairly heavy at nearly 23.5 pounds. Please ask for shipping costs to your location. PC305
E++ Hitler Bust from bronze, signed! This is about 11 inches high by 5 inches wide on the original stand. Made from bronze with a heavy nickle plating that is uncleaned but 99% still remains. Signed by Schmidt-Hofer. Very crisp detail! Nice display! P141
NM Bronze Wall Plaque of Adolf Hitler. Cast from bronze this massive plaque measures 17 x 14 inches. Signed by the artist, see the photos for details. P244
NM- Small Adolf Hitler Plaque

Cast iron with a blackened finish and very minor rust. Measures approximately 3.5' x 5.25" inches (8.8cm x 13.8cm
P366
NM Mini Hitler Statuette in Bronze (78mm tall)

There's no identifying marks or date on this little cutie so I can't say when or where it was made, but it came to me with a small collection of desk items including the Black Marble Ink Well P264 listed in my SOLD section below so I know it came home from the war with the capturing vet's collection of souvenirs. It features an early portrayal of saluting Adolf Hitler dressed in a "traditions Uniform" complete with a belt and buckle that he holds in his left hand, a cross strap over his right shoulder, flared breeches, and tall boots. Hitler stands a staggering 64mm from atop his 26mm x 27mm base to the top of his peaked visor cap.
P302
NM- Wehrmacht Soldier Wall Plaque. Measuring 9 3/4" x 7 3/4" inches and stamped from brass or tin (non magnetic) sheet metal with a nickel silver plating. Featuring a WWI or WWII soldier with a strong Nordic profile wearing an M16 helmet. It's signed by the artist "F.P. Zimmer" at the base of his left shoulder with a tiny "MWF" stamped in the bottom right hand corner. P246
E+ 24" National Railroad Train Eagle by "PS".

Cast from an aluminum alloy with a 23.75" inch (60cm) wing span and 4 stout mounting lugs which tell us it was intended for use on a locomotive. It's rare to see the original mounts on these highly desired birds because the capturing vets were known for cutting them off, which was often the fastest way to remove them with out causing more severe damage. Fortunately this one is 100% intact with no significant damage, alterations, or repairs. The reverse is stamped "LOK" over "RZA5" over "BERL" between the eagle's legs. "LOK RZA5" is the abbreviation for "LOKomotive Reichscbahn Zug Alder 5" which translates "Locomotive National Train Eagle 5". "BERL" is the abbreviation for Berlin. His right wing is stamped with the manufacturer's trade mark "P" over "S" inside a circle, over "LOK 600" with "GAL-Mg Si" underneath. Again, "LOK" is the abbreviation for LOKomotive, and "600" is the eagle's wing span at 600mm. "GAL-Mg Si" is the abbreviation for "Aluminum, Magnesium, and Silicon"...the element compounds used to create the alloy from which the eagle was cast. Over all this rare and highly coveted bird is in excellent condition with some very subtle battle scars and typical wear.
PC338
NM+ Political Leader's Gorget with it's
Original Heart Shaped Leatherette Box
(Politische Leiter Ringkragen)
P354
E- RAD Gorget. Multi piece construction with the motto and insignia attached to the breast plate with prongs. Very little of the bronze anodized finish remains. 22 links in the chain attached to loops riveted to the plate. White felt backing passes the black light test. Streifendienst means Patrol Service and RAD was the Reichsarbeitsdienst. The Streifendienst had Police functions, like the Military Field Police. Such breast plates were only worn by Military Field Police personal. They had the nickname Kettenhunde or Kettenhund (Chain Dog) which was a guard dog chained to a certain place and considered to be very dangerous. P135
NM- Silver Commemorative "Panzer Regiments in Poland" Pocket Watch. Beautifully hand etched with a swastika centered between the date "1939" with small Panzer tank below. The dedication reads "DAS PANZERREGIMENTS IM POLENFELDJUG 1939" (The Panzer Regiments in Poland 1939). The inside cover has multiple stamps and hand etched engravings. The maker's trademark, a crescent moon next to a crown, is stamped in the center with what appears to a grouse to the left, "0,800" inside a rectangle underneath, and another smaller grouse to the right. A "4" is stamped under this with "2555190" stamped at the bottom. There's 2 hand etched markings on either side as well but they're just a bunch of numbers and letters that are difficult to read so I'm not going to bother trying to decipher them for you. This beauty is from my personal collection so I will not barter on the price. It works perfect but it could use a good cleaning. P241
NM- Silver Commemorative "U-Boat" Pocket Watch by Chronometre. Beautifully hand etched with a U-Boat badge and a dedication that reads "DEUTSCHLANDS DURCHBRUCH ZUM ATLANTIK 1940" (Germany breaks through to the Atlantic 1940). Stamped with the maker's trademark and "DEPOSE ARGENTAN" inside the back cover. Works perfect but it could use a good cleaning! P245
E+ Generalgovernment in Warschau Pocket Watch.

The exterior of the reverse cover is beautifully hand etched with a National Eagle over "WARSCHAU 26-X-40" (Warsaw 26th of October 1940) with "EIN JAHR GENERALGOUVERNMENT" (One Year General Government). Works perfect but it could use a good cleaning.
PC309
NM- NSDAP in Krakau Silver Pocket Watch. Etched with a National Eagle and "KRAKAU 15.VIII 1942" (Krakau 15th of August 1942), and "2 JAHRE NSDAP IM GENERALGOUVERNMENT" (2nd anniversary of the NSDAP General Government)......which was established in Krakau in May of 1940. Krakau (also spelled Krakow) was a strong Jewish community in Poland. On September 6th 1939 Krakau was captured by German troops and the city quickly became the capital of the NSDAP General Government which was led by General Governor Hans Frank. (Frank was also Hitler's personal civil attorney, and he was hung at Nuremberg.) All Krakau Jews were resettled by August 15th 1940 so I believe this watch commemorates the 2nd anniversary of that significant date in which the General Government took total control of Krakau. PC289
E- Heereseigentum (Army Property) Pocket Watch by Minerva.

According to my research the German Infantry had no particular need for precise time pieces, but military issue wrist and pocket watches like this one were made available and distributed to petty officers, officers, and functionaries. These watches were often issued on loan, but many were sold to the soldiers and the details of the sale was entered into their pay book (soldbuch). Several Swiss and German watchmakers were given contacts for military time pieces including Arsa, Grana, Helvetia, Minerva, Silvana, Orator, and Zenith which is one of the more familiar names.

This piece has a rarely seen nickel screw back case measuring 50mm in diameter with 3 shock proof tabs. It's engraved with a small Army eagle under "Heereseigentum" around the top and the serial number "527901" at the bottom. With the case open I can only see 4 jewels, but I'm certain there's more....13-17 is most common for this type of watch. The dial faces are black with gold colored, luminous radium coated hands and dots at each of the silvered numbers. Four of the radium dots have flaked off at numbers 1, 4, 5, and 8, but the rest and the hands still illuminate if you expose them to bright light for several minutes.
PC308
E++ NSDAP Marble Clock
with Bronze National Eagle
PC348
NM NSDAP Gauleitung Hamburg Ink Well and Dryer(?). I believe this exquisite inkwell would have belonged to a member of Karl Kaufmann's staff who was the Gauleiter (District Leader or Mayor) of Hamburg from April 15th, 1929 until the end of the war in May of 1945. It's constructed from what appears to be Italian Marble. The base measures 14.5" x 5" inches while the ink dryer measures 5.25" x 3" with a brass tension plate. The nickel plated zinc(?) SA style is 7.25" tall with an 8" wing span and appears to have been cast. The original glass inkwell is still intact, but the rim has been chipped with a small crack. The brass plaque reads "GAULEITUNG HAMBURG NSDAP" indicating this piece was owned by a member of the Gauleiter's staff...INCREDIBLE!! PC263
E++ SS Marked Ink Well Featuring Adolf Hitler with Letter Opener. This Piece is marked with SS runes and a Waffen Amt stamp on the base of the Führer's neck. Constructed from a black Italian(?) marble, this beautiful piece measures 14" x 6" with two 3" x 2.75" boxes, one of which still contains the porcelain well. I believe this well was for black ink while the other contained red. The Hitler profile measures nearly 3" tall by 2" wide and appears to be a solid alloy with 75% of the gold gilt intact. The stamp on the neck is quite small, but it's easy to see the runes and the National eagle with the naked eye. The text to the left of the swaz appears to be "Waf". The unmarked letter opener is 8.75" long with a slightly bent tip. The handle is the same black marble while the blade is a silver plated brass. P264
E+ Kriegsmarine Award. I believe this is a service award for a member of the Recruiting Department of the Navy in Lübeck Germany. The brass plaque on the base reads "Abtlg. Marine Wehrbezirk Lübeck" which translates "Department Navy Recruiting Lübeck." The plaque measures about .75" x 2.75" inches and is mounted on a 3.75" x 3.25" inch marble base. The Kriegs eagle is cast from brass with a nickel plating that has been finished with a dark gray wash that adds to the details on the eagle's wings and the laurel leaf wreath. The swastika is a separate piece, cut from a brass plate and mounted to the back of the wreath with 4 brass welds. Unfortunately the eagle broke away right where his feet meet the wreath, but it's been neatly repaired so you can barely see it on the front and it appears to be very strong. The eagle stands 8" inches above the marble base with a 6.75" wing span. P284
E+ Luftwaffe "4 FLAKREGIMENT 5" Banner.

After a bit more research the owner of this incredibly rare banner discovered it would've belonged to a Commander of a Flak support regiment attached to the Hermann Göring Luftwaffe-Panzer Division, under HG Motorized Panzer-Artillery Regiment 4, Company 5.

This exquisite one of a kind, 2 sided banner was hand embroidered with a silver bullion thread over an off white card board template. The same "twisted" bullion thread was used to create the fringe around all 4 sides. At first glance the metallic thread appears to be gold in color, but closer examination reveals a heavy golden tarnish on what was originally a bright silver flat wire tightly wrapped around a heavy white cotton thread. I can assure you the bullion thread is not as shiny as it appears in my first photo...it's actually quite dull with a rich gold tarnish. I had a difficult time photographing this beauty with out a flash so I put it on my scanner and added some more images so be sure to take a look. This banner is well worn with several small (1mm to 3mm) moth holes. Both eagle's faces, feathers, and talons are defined with a heavy gage black rayon thread. The body of the banner measures 16" x 13.5" inches and is constructed from 2 pieces of high grade red doe skin wool. There's a rigid stiffener between the 2 pieces of wool in the same red color that's barely visible through several tiny moth nips, all of which are isolated to one side and not much of a concern in terms of the over all value. The elderly woman who sold this beauty to the consignor admitted to washing it so the red dye is slightly faded, but non of the materials fluoresce under black light and the wool still has that distinctive "Old German Wool" odor. Fortunately the washing caused no damage, but there is a slight dryness to the leather suspension straps that are mounted smooth side in with two, 2 piece, nonmetallic rivets. This is a very rare, one of a kind work of art that has finally surfaced after being hidden away for 60+ years so don't let it slip away. I can assure you, you'll never find another one like it.
PC281
NM Nürnberg Commemorative Parteitage Desk Eagle. This style "National Eagle" with the "drop wings" was used massively at the Nürnberg rally ground and was replicated in a smaller form to be used as a desk or mantle piece ornament to commemorate the various Parteitags (Party days or rallies). Examples like this were often found as large as 22cm (8.5" inches), finished in a silver plate, and given as a trophy by SA-Gruppe leaders. This example measures 15.5cm (approx. 6 inches) in height, and is cast from a heavy alloy (zinc?). The finish is a burnished bronze wash, 98% of which is still intact. Mounted on a 2cm tall green and black Italian marble base that shows some very minor scratches from the years. This smaller than usual version is typical of the kind of ornament that could be bought by any Nazi supporter in the NSDAP-controlled shops in Nürnberg. P266
E+ Polizei Paper Weight.

This is a very unique and beautiful piece that features a 2 inch Polizei medallion cast from what appears to be solid nickel. The finish is a matte gold fired gilt, most of which is still intact and bright on the reverse, but the obverse suffers a bit with the ages. It almost looks as though the gold finish was intentionally darkened in the pebbled fields behind the eagle and swastika, and burnished off the high points exposing the silver colored base metal. This would have given the piece a great deal of depth by accentuating the details on the eagle and oak leaf wreath. I can only imagine how striking it must have been when it sat on the Polizei Officer's desk. The 63mm x 73mm base is a solid chunk of cream colored Italian marble with burnt orange and gold striations. A 1cm hole was cut clear through the marble with a 2nd 2.5cm hole cut 5mm into the reverse so the medallion could be secures with a 2cm threaded stud and 7mm thumb nut. This simple yet exquisite piece is still in excellent condition with no damage other than minor wear and a dark patina...both of which may have been intentional.
P303
E++ SA/NSDAP Flag Pole Finial
(Fahnenspitzen)
P365
E++ DAF-Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) Flag Pole Finial (Fahnenspitzen).

The DAF was established in the spring of 1933, replacing all of the German Free Trade Unions once they were completely dissolved. By 1936 this organization was recognized as an independent affiliate of the NSDAP. It's purpose was to educate all workers in industry and commerce, creating a smoother and more efficient labor force with in the Third Reich.

Cast from aluminum with a polished surface, this flag pole finial measures 26cm (10.25" inches) tall. The design is fairly simple, featuring a 63mm (2.5" inch) rotating swastika inside a 15cm (6" inch), 14 tooth, cog wheel which was the official emblem of the DAF. The interior wall of the 25mm pole receiver is threaded just as it should be, a characteristic most reproductions lack. There's a 6mm threaded steel stud in the center, and two 3mm screw holes on the front and back of the sleeve for securing the pole. The RZM logo and code "M3/34" is stamped vertically on one side near the base. "M3" is the RZM code for "symbols and emblems", and "34" is either the manufacturer's code or the year. I was unable to confirm which, so if you happen to know please contact me.
P314
E++ NSDAP Political Leader or Gauleiter Flag. Measuring 130cm x 198cm (6'6" x 4'3") this incredible flag is printed in 4 colors on a thick textured rayon with a white linen backing and 24 gold rayon tassels. Other than some minor wear across the top and the edges, the front is in incredible condition with only a couple tiny holes. The reverse has a couple minor stains and an "L" shaped tear but other than that it is 100% intact which is rare for this thin fabric which usually suffers from dry rot after 60 plus years. A rare and beautiful flag, a perfect back ground for your display room. P226
E++ NSDAP "Golden Pheasant"
Political Banner (Politische Fahne).

This rare beauty measures approximately 30" x 36" inches (76cm x 91cm) with a 2.5" inch (6cm) metallic gold (aluminum) dual twist fringe. I believe the National eagle was roller printed with a thick gold metallic paint, while the black details appear to have been spray applied with stencils.

More description coming soon.
P361
E+ NSDAP Political Leader's Podium Banner with Metallic Gold Tress Borders and Fringe. Measuring 4' x 4.5' feet this single sided banner is constructed from a loosely woven red wool with white linen roundels printed with black swastikas. It's trimmed on all 4 sides with a stunning 3/4' metallic gold tress and finished with a metallic gold fringe across the bottom which is commonly seen on Gauleiter (District Leaders) flags and other insignia. Over all this beauty is in excellent condition with typical mothing, but no major damage to speak of. P277
E++ NSDAP Political Banner. This is with out a doubt the most impressive banner I've ever run across. Single sided, multi-piece construction, this beauty measures 4' 7" x 5' feet. The red body, black swaz, and white eagle/border are all made from a heavy linen (cotton). Trimmed with black satin rayon chain stitching around the eagle and swaz with white satin rayon fringe across the bottom. All 3 of the original brass suspension rings are still intact. The only damage to this near mint beauty are the small holes that run across the top, probably from being hung with several small nails or thumb tacks. There's some minor yellow staining as well, typical for a piece that was exposed to cigarette or cigar smoke. P255
E N.S.B.O. Standarte. The Unit patch which reads "kulmbach 4" is chain stitched in white rayon on a 23cm (9 inch) tan doe skin wool patch with a blue ribbed satin-rayon border. This beautiful flag measures 44 x 52 inches (112cm x 132cm). Multi piece construction from wool, trimmed in silver (aluminum) bullion fringe with 6 of the 7 original suspension rings intact. This piece is in excellent condition despite a few holes and some minor moth damage. P252
NM N.S.B.O. Standarte. The Unit patch which reads "Gebr.Märklin&Sei. G.m. b.h. Göppingen" is chain stitched in white rayon on a 23cm (9 inch) tan wool patch with a light blue wool border. This beautiful flag measures 124cm x 140cm (4'1" x 4'7"). 10 piece construction from cotton, trimmed in slightly tarnished silver bullion fringe with all 7 original suspension rings and the upper spring clip still intact! This piece is in near perfect condition with no damage except for some minor mothing to the wool patch. This one is particularly exciting in that the company "Brothers Maerklin & Company Ltd (GmbH)" still exists. They are a famous model train manufacturer in Goeppingen, a town near Stuttgart. If you're interested, visit this link for their on line model train shop in Linz/Austria. http://www.mala.at/productlists/marklin.htm P230
F++ Political Leader's Ortsgruppe(Local Group) Standarte from "Saargemünd III" District. Today the city of Saargemünd lies in the Saar River Basin of NE France at the German border. Once a part of Lorraine, the Saar basin became a part of Germany in the 19th century, but was liberated and returned to France after WWII following it's capture by Patton's 3rd Army on 10.December, 1944.
This handsome 2 sided Standarte measures 4' x 4.5' feet. It's constructed from a loosely woven red wool with bright aluminum wire fringe, white linen roundels, multi piece black cotton swastikas, tan wool unit patches trimmed with blue rayon tress, and white chain stitched text. Unfortunately it's a little rough with extensive mothing, but all of the damage is isolated to the red wool so it will still display nicely if you hang it over a red cloth or painted background. The stitching on both district patches has come loose on one side, but as it turns out this allows us to see the white stamps on the backside of the tan wool which reads "N.S.D.A.P." followed by an early SA eagle over "Original Spiegeltuch" (original mirror cloth).
PC278
E++ Ortsgruppe Level DAF "Deutsches ArbeitsFront" (German Labor Front) "Standarte" or Unit Flag (Einheit Fahne).

The DAF was established in May of 1933 following the dissolution of all Free Trade Unions in Germany. The DAF was to replace these unions while educating and training workers in industry and commerce creating a more efficient labor force for Hitler's new Empire.

This striking 2 sided flag measures 110cm x 135cm (43.25" x 53" inch). It was constructed from a cotton fabric in red with a 5.5cm (2.25" inch) twisted silver (bright aluminum) fringe on 3 sides. All 7 of the original suspension rings are still intact along the hoist edge. The multi piece DAF cog wheels were constructed from cotton and measure 64cm (25.25" inches) across. The unit patches were constructed from a "traditional brown" cotton twill with a wool trim in corn flower blue indicating an Ortsgruppe level unit. The unit's location and factory numeral "Reichsstrasse 22" was machine embroidered (chain stitched) in white rayon. There's some moderate moth damage to the blue trim around the obverse unit patch and very minor insect damage through out the red field. Despite the insect damage this beauty is in near mint condition
P330
E++ Early SA Standarte Unit Patch. This extremely rare district patch for the NSDAP Ortsgruppe Duderstadt features chain stitched Gothic script in white rayon on a brown doe skin wool with a heavy silver bullion piping. It measures 18cm x 27cm (7" x 10 1/2"). There's several moth nips here and there, but nothing too distracting. A rare piece of history indeed. PC227
E++ NSDAP Banner with Capture Photos. Captured in 1945 at the Ludendorf Bridge-SS Headquarters. This sweat heart sold before I got to the description so I'm not going to bother. The photos tell all anyway so be sure to take a look at this beauty. P251
E++ NSDAP Podium Banner.

Constructed from a cotton/rayon red fabric with a 1 piece, 28mm (1 1/16 inch), white boarder stripe and a 9.5cm (15 1/2 inch) white roundel, both of which are machine sewn to the red field. The 2 piece 26cm (10 1/4 inch) swastika is constructed from 55mm (2 1/4 inch) black cotton/rayon strips folded over at the corners and machine sewn to the roundel with cotton 100% thread. The bottom is trimmed with a fluffy white cotton/rayon yarn like fringe. The banner measures 72.5cm (28 1/2 inches) wide by 107cm (42 inches) tall to the point, 75cm (3 inch) fringe not included. There's some minor damage to the white roundel and border stripe...each has several small holes and fraying that almost looks like insect damage, but I can't be certain. There's 4 tiny holes in the red field below the roundel as well, but these holes line up when the flag is folded so I assume these are human damage rather than insect. The suspension end features both original suspension rings hand sewn to the corners with 5mm red loops made from the same material as the banner.
P296
E NSDAP Podium Banner.

The consignor of this beauty told me he purchased it at an estate sale in Georgia which means it's coming straight from the capturing vet to you. It's constructed from 100% cotton with a 1 piece, 2cm (3/4 inch), white border stripe and a 44.5cm (17 1/2 inch) white roundel, both of which are machine sewn to the red field. The swastika is printed in black ink with some very minor fading. The bottom is trimmed with a finely woven off white silky rayon fringe. The banner measures 79cm (31 inches) wide by 74cm (29 inches) tall, 6cm (2 3/8 inch) fringe not included. There's no damage other than some minor stains and a little fraying at the suspension tunnel from being hung.
PC298
E- Early NSDAP Small "Kettle" Drum Cover. 15 1/2 X 30 inches, not including the tassel. Multi piece construction from fine linen. 2 sided black and white. Heavy linen roundel with a printed swaz sewn to the white side. A red white and black wool yarn tassel as was used in the early 30's "Deutschland Erwacht" hangs from the bottom. The original lanyard still remains. There are several small holes in the top of the black side and a couple small tears at on of the side seams (easily repairable if desired although not noticeable when on display. All the white is yellowed and soiled with age. An absolutely incredible piece and quite rare! P132
G NSDAP Banner with Battle Damage(?) and Capturing GI's Names and Home Towns.

This historically significant relic sold before I was able to write my description so I'm not going to bother. My pictures tell the whole story any way.
P300
E Large NSDAP Organizational Flag.

This 14' 10" x 5 (450cm x 152cm) flag is in excellent condition considering the fact that it was obviously flown for a long period of time. 2 sided, multi piece construction from cotton with a single suspension clip mounted on a leather tab at the center of the hoist edge. The black swastikas are sewn from multiple pieces of black cotton on 2 piece white cotton roundels which are folded under then machine sewn to the red body. There's some minimal staining and soil through out, some minor tears at the suspension tab, and it appears as though the bottom edge has been cut or torn off as the folded over finished edge is no longer intact....typical damage for a flag that saw plenty of use.
P312
E Early Wool NSDAP Political Flag
(Politische Flagge)

This is an early 2 sided flag constructed from wool with a printed roundel and swastika. The cotton bunting sports a machine embroidered manufacturer's tag that reads "Württembergische Cattunmanufactur Heidenheim a. Brz.". The reverse bunting is stamped "Gösch GR 5 80/185" in black ink, but it only measures 74cm x 135cm (29" x 53" inches). There's obvious signs of use and puckering at the bunting, so I think it's safe to assume it got wet so the wool shrunk quite a bit, and the end may have been frayed and cut off when repaired. The original hemp lanyard rope is still intact.
P377
E++ NSDAP Podium Banner with Original Hand Carved Wood Dowel and Hemp Suspension Rope. Measuring 66" x 30" inches this 3 piece banner is constructed from red cotton with 2 white cotton roundels printed with black swastikas. The 1" inch wooden dowel features hand carved grooves at each end to keep the hemp rope from sliding off. Over all it's in near mint condition except for one small hole and some fraying across the bottom edge. P279
E+ NSDAP Banner (Politische Fahne).

This 2 sided Political banner is slightly faded with moderate soil, but there's no major damage or holes in the fabric. It has 4 heavily soiled 7mm (3/4" inch) wide by 30cm (11.75" inch) long white linen tie strings machine sewn at each end of the tunnel on the hoist edge. The flag body measures 76cm x 183cm (30" x 72" inches). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 69cm (27" inch) white cotton roundels and 9cm (3.5" inch) thick printed swastikas. A little grungy but a nice size that would look great as a back drop behind a mannequin.
P321
NM German Vehicle Identification Flag. Used by German tanks and armored cars to alert the Luftwaffe of their presence. 2 piece construction from a heavy linen, this flag measures 6'6" x 3'2" with a 2'4" applied white roundel with printed German cross. All 4 brass eyelets are still intact in each corner. Nice rare flag, especially in this condition. PC192
NM- Field and Vehicle Identification Flag
(Feld und Fahrzeug Erkennungsflagge).

Swastika vehicle identification flags were only authorized for 13 months so I believe this to be a very rare flag, and in what appears to be unissued condition. Flags like this were used by German tanks and armored cars to alert the Luftwaffe of their presence as a means to protect themselves from friendly fire. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939 they painted a white Balkan cross on all 4 sides of the vehicle, but this proved to be a good target for Polish anti-tank gunners so regulations of October 17th of that same year ordered the replacement of the white cross with a black cross with a white border. With the impending invasion of France in 1940, the Army high command anticipated identification issues with the Balkan cross so it was replaced by the swastika in a red field like what we see here, but further regulations of April 1941 discontinued the use of the swastika there by reverting back to the Balkan cross on a red field like PC192 listed in my SOLD section below.

This pristine Erkennungsflagge measures 29" x 39" inches (73.5cm x 99cm). It was constructed from red cotton with a white cotton roundel and a black printed swastika. All 4 brass plated sheet metal (magnetic) grommets are still intact and undamaged, but they do show a little corrosion from years of exposure. It smells a little musty from being stored for the last 63 years, but there's no damage other than some very minor soil from being handled.
P356
NM String of 6 Small NSDAP Parade Flags (Politische Parade Fahnes).

Each of these 2 sided parade flags measure 18cm x 27cm (7" x 10.5" inches). They were constructed from a red cotton fabric with 10cm (4" inch) white cotton roundels and 13mm (3/4" inch) thick printed swastikas. The flags are strung together with a hemp(?) chord with one (re-tied) break near the end. Each of these little sweeties are in near mint condition and will make for a wonderful display if suspended from a ceiling or strung across a wall behind a mannequin.
P322
E+ Small NSDAP Parade Flag
(Hekenkreuzflagge).

This 3 piece, 2 sided cotton parade flag measures 8" x 11.5" inches (21cm x 29cm). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 4.5" inch (11.5cm) white cotton roundels and 1/2" inch (15mm) thick printed swastikas. There's some moderate soil on both sides and one small hole, but otherwise still in excellent condition.
P359
NM- NSDAP Parade Pennant (Politische Parade Wimpel).

This 2 sided pennant measures 45cm (17.75" inches) along the hoist edge and 68cm (26.75" inches) to the tip. It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 20cm (8" inch) white cotton roundels and 3cm (1 1/8" inch) thick printed swastikas. The hoist edge still retains the original hemp(?) chord sewn inside the tunnel.
P320
E Partial NSDAP Banner (Politische Fahne).

This partial 2 sided Political banner measures 25cm x 27cm (26" x 47" inches). It was constructed from a red cotton fabric with 24cm (17.25" inch) white cotton roundels and 3cm (2 3/8" inch) thick printed swastikas. This flag was in near mint condition before most of the body was cut off. Unfortunate, but it's still a nice piece that would work well in the back of a display case.
P317
E- NSDAP State Service Flag
(Reichdiesntflagge).

This huge 2 sided flag was constructed from a loosely woven cotton with a printed an NSDAP eagle in the upper corner and a black and white bordered swastika in the center. Measuring 200cm x 335cm (11' x 6' 7"), this monster will cover an entire wall in an average sized display room...a perfect back drop for your collection. The colors are still vibrant and crisp, but there is what I assume to be some varmint damage...typical for a flag that's been stashed away in the capturing vet's attic for 60+ years, so I priced it accordingly. The hoist edge is reinforced at each corner with cotton panels in a darker red color. At first I thought they were repairs that had been added later, but the original 6 rows of reinforcement threads that run around the entire perimeter of the flag run through the panels as well, so it's obvious they're original and just a slightly different color. The white cotton bunting is stamped "R.Dienstflg.200x335" followed by the manufacturer's logo, "WF" over "T" inside an inverted triangle with an illegible double circle stamp at the end.
P355
NM NSDAP State Service Flag.

This 2 sided early "state" flag is constructed from wool with a printed NSDAP Eagle in the upper left hand corner (on the front) and a black double edged swastika on a white, double edged roundel in the center. It measures 3' 4" x 5' 7.5" (100cm x 170cm) which is a very manageable size and a perfect back drop for your collection. The colors are still vibrant and crisp, but there is some minor moth damage in the red field under the national Eagle...typical for a wool flag that's been stashed away in the capturing vet's attic for 60+ years. "R.Dienstflg-100x170" and the manufacturer's logo, "WF" over "T" inside an inverted triangle are stamped on the white bunting in black ink, and the original hemp lanyard rope is still intact.
PC313
E+ Kriegsmarine National War Flag (Reichskriegsflagge), with battle damage.

If you're a collector of TR flags you might be wondering what the difference is between a "National War Flag" and a "Kriegsmarine National War Flag". The answer is simple....A National War Flag could have been flown on a Kriegsschiff (war ship), but it's more likely they were flown at Luftwaffe airfields, Wehrmacht facilities, barracks, or even POW camps. If the bunting is stamped with something like "LOH.KR-FL. 100x170" it could have been flown in any of these places. On the other hand, a flag intended for Naval use would be marked with a Kriegsmarine "Waffenamt" (ordnance office) stamp....a small stick figure National eagle over a large "M" for "Marine". This flag has a Marine Waffen Amt stamp on the bunting which tells us it was intended for use by the Kriegsmarine.

This Naval flag was constructed from a 100% cotton fabric with printed graphics, an off white cotton/rayon bunting, and a hemp suspension lanyard rope. It measures 100cm x 170cm (39.5" x 67" inches) with minimal soil and no insect damage, but there are 4 fairly large (1cm to 3cm) holes in the center and one on the edge that appear to be bullet or shrapnel holes. It's reinforced with 7 rows of red stitching on the long edges, 6 rows on the bottom end, and extra reinforcement panels at each corner of the hoist edge. The left side of the bunting is stamped with a Kriegsmarine Waffenamt eagle over an "M" for Marine in black followed by "R.Kr.Fl. 100x170" (Reichs-Kriegs-Flagge 100cm x 170cm) in dark blue/gray. The right side of the bunting was stamped with the manufacturer's name, which is only partially legible, over the factory's location at "Plauen 1. Vogtl." in dark blue/gray ink. "Plauen" is the city, "Vogtl" is the abbreviation for the Vogtlandkreis district in east-central Germany.
P327
E- Early Wool Kriegsmarine National War Flag (Reichskriegflagge).

If you're a collector of TR flags you might be wondering what the difference is between a "National War Flag" and a "Kriegsmarine National War Flag". The answer is simple....A National War Flag could have been flown on a Kriegsschiff (war ship), but it's more likely they were flown at a Luftwaffe airfield, a Wehrmacht facility, barracks, or even a POW camp. If the bunting is simply stamped with something like "LOH.KR-FL. 100x170" it could have been flown in any of these places. On the other hand, a flag intended for Naval use would be marked with a Kriegsmarine "Waffen Amt" (ordnance office) stamp....a small stick figure National eagle over a large "M" for "Marine". This flag has a Marine Waffen Amt stamp on the bunting which tells us it was intended for use by the Kriegsmarine.

This well worn Naval flag measures 53 x 90 inches (150cm x 250cm) with soil, stains, and several small holes...obvious signs of use. Constructed from printed wool with reinforced borders and doubled corners at the lanyard. The white rayon bunting is stamped with a Marine Waffenamt stamp followed by "Reichskriegflg. 7 150 x 250 Plutzar & Brüll K.G.Bielitz O/S." A bit salty but a beautiful example of an early flag rarely seen in any condition.
P258
NM- EXTREMELY RARE DRV "Deutscher Radfahrer Verein" (German Bicyclist's League) Pennant (Wimpel).

I tried researching the DRV but I wasn't able to find much history on the organization, and no other artifacts except for 1 enameled membership badge stick pin with the same bicycle wheel design.

This small 2 sided bicyclist's pennant measures 15cm (6" inches) along the hoist edge and 27cm (10.75" inches) to the tip. It was constructed from a white cotton fabric with a cotton tie string and zig-zag machine stitched reinforced edges. The graphics were roller printed with opaque redish-orange and black inks. The design features "DRV" in white block letters over a solid black swastika. This is superimposed over a red bicycle wheel with white spokes and a black tire. There's a 3cm (1.25" inch) red stripe down the center with "Radf.-Verein WANDERER GÖPPINGEN 1895." in black on the obverse.
P319
E++ HJ Drape Flag. This monster is so long, I had to ask 2 of my friends to hold up against the wall inside a 2 story 8 car race car garage just so I could photograph it. So, if you have an empty wall in your mansion or estate, I have the flag for you. Unfortunately I forgot to measure it's overall length while we had it unrolled, but thanks to my superior mathematical intellect and computer technology, I was able to estimate it at 19'4" x 3'10". 2 sided, 5 piece construction from cotton, with machine sewn white diamonds and printed black swastikas. There's some minor damage at the bottom from being flown, including one of the seams that unraveled between the red and white stripes....but this is easily repaired and doesn't detract from it's overall massiveness. The condition is excellent despite the fore mentioned seam, but there are several white spots on the center stripe that appear to be "cleaner" or possibly caused by some type of chemical that bleached the yellowing fabric. Nothing too distracting, but they really show up in my photos so I felt they should be pointed out. P283
E++ Studentenbund Banner. 30 1/8 X 48 1/8. Each side is constructed with 8 pieces of red/white linen, sewn together with invisible seams- INCREDIBLE workmanship! The lanyard and uncleaned nickle Clips are still intact. Maker marked Lorenz Summa & Sohne, Oberkotzau. VERY RARE and in excellent++ condition. P134
E Hitler Youth Gefolgschaftfahne (company flag) with 10/767 Unit patch. This early (probably 1934) and rare HJ flag measures 104cm x 168cm (3'5" x 5'6"). 7 piece construction from cotton with an 18cm (7 inch) rayon unit patch on both sides with a chain stitched "10/767" (Company/Bann number) and heavy rayon piping in black. There are a few rips near the bottom, the biggest of which is an "L" and has been period repaired (with period thread.) 6 of the 7 suspension tabs are still intact, but all are ripped through probably from being cut or torn down. There's a few water stains and some wear to one of the unit patches, but it's still in beautiful condition considering it's a 70 year old flag. P222
E+ HJ Banner. This impressive banner sold before I got to the description so I'm not going to bother. Take a look at it anyway, you don't see flags like this very often. P253
E- HJ-Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) Organizational Flag.

Established in October of 1933, this HJ organizational flag is a little rough with plenty of evidence of use, but it's an honest example of a flag that would have been flown over an HJ camp. It measures 8'10.5" x 3'9.5" (270cm x 115cm). 2 sided, 5 piece construction from cotton, with machine sewn white diamonds and printed black swastikas. There's some minor damage in the white stripe along the hoist edge from being flown, but the tunnel loop is still intact so you can insert a rope or dowel rod and hang it vertically, or turn it sideways and tack it up by the corners. The condition is near excellent despite some fading, brown stains, and 8 rectangular holes running along the edge of one side. I'm not sure why the holes are there, but each is the same size and shape so I assume they have something to do with the way it was hung. Nothing too distracting, but I felt they should be pointed out.
P311
E HJ Car Pennant. Multi piece construction from cotton with significant soil but no major damage. P248
E+ Mine field flag made from linen with a printed skull and cross bones, very attractive in a display. P106
E Weimar pennant. Flown in between NSDAP pennants during the transition into the Nazi era. P008
NM WWII Era Belgian Flag (Fahne)
with the Original Capture Certificate.

This 2 sided Belgian flag measures 68cm x 103cm (26.75" x 40.5" inches). It was constructed from 35cm x 68cm (13.75" x 26.75" inch) black, gold, and red cotton panels sewn together with a black cotton thread. I purchased this flag with several of the NSDAP flags listed above, but this is the only one that can be positively identified as "1-Belgian Flag" on the capture certificate so I decided to include the document with this near mint beauty.
P328
NM- HJ (Hitler Youth) 6 Piece 800 Silver Fork Set with Case. If you think the DAK set pictured above is sweet, wait until you see the photos of these beauties. Made by the Neusch Jewelry firm in Spamdau, each petite service fork measures 16cm (6 1/4 inches) with an almost devilish look to the left tine. The back of each spine is stamped with a tiny raised trade mark and "800" inside a rhomboid, then "800" again in a larger font, followed by another trade mark that appears to be a goblet, with "HANDGESCHMIEDET" (Hand Smith) at the end. The handles feature a simple floral motif with a hand engraved HJ diamond etched at the base. Nestled inside a faux snake skin "leatherette" case with a peach rayon lining and a single brass catch. The manufacturer's name and location are printed in black on the inside of the padded lid. It's been 18 months since I sold the entire uncased 12 piece set pictured below, and I bet I've had 2 dozen requests for more since....so don't let these wicked little beauties get away. (This set came from the same friend as the cigarette case pictured on my SS Uniforms page, so please read that description for more information on it's history.) P236
E+ 6 Piece Hitler Youth Cocktail Fork Set
in a Faux Alligator Leatherette Case.

PC350
E++ Hitler Youth "800" Silver Ware Set by J.A. Henkels. Beautiful 6 piece knife and fork set. Each piece has an HJ diamond etched into the base of the handle on the front side with a simple leaf pattern around the perimeter of the both sides. The knife blades are stamped "J.A. HENKELS. SOLINGEN ZWILLINGSWERK" with the Henckel's logo and "NOXIDA" running perpendicular at the blade's base. The forks are stamped "K.A." with a half moon, what I believe to be a crown, and "800" I'm willing to sell individual sets for $150.00 each, or all 12 for $850.00. P189
E++ 3 piece DAK Silverware set. Knife, fork, and large spoon are all maker marked V.S.F. 100. Incredible Palm tree with a swaz in the center of the "stalk" and D.-AK just above the sand with gray background frosting. Hand engraved and absolutely beautiful!! PC169
E 6 Piece Heer Spoon Set
in a Black Leatherette Case.
PC351
NM 12 Piece NSDAP 900 Silver Knife and Fork Set by the "ART.HEMP" Firm of Solingen. This elegant set was designed for a High Ranking Officer or Political leader. Each piece features an elaborate floral design that frames both sides of the handle with an etched swastika inside an oak leaf wreath on the front side at the base. Each swastika shows minor differences indicating they were done individually and without a template. The reverse of each fork is stamped "SILBER 90" on the spine of the handle while each knife is stamped with a "90" inside a diamond (incuse relief) on the back side of the ferrule which tells us the forks and knife handles are made of 90% pure German silver. The knife blades are etched "ART.HEMP SOLINGEN" which is the maker and the city where the firm was located, and "ROSTFREI" which tells us the blades are made from stainless steel...and yes, they are magnetic. PC261
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E- A. Staatskasino Spoon. Maker marked Art. Krupp, Berndorf with the standing bear logo, and 30, 90, inside a circle. Unknown which casino, but regardless this is a very rare find! $70.00

B. Political? Mess Spoon. Maker marked Alcosa with the scales logo (very faint from wear). Stamped on the reverse with a Political style eagle facing left with the letters H.U. below. Appears to be solid silver-not plated. $75.00

C. SS Mess Spoon. Marked 41, Jurst. (logo illegible) 60. Silver plated with crisp SS runes inside a circle on the obverse end. Shows lots of wear, but nice example!
PC170
NM Polizei Coffee/Tea Pot Strainer
Maker Unknown
(Kaffee/teetopf).

More description coming soon.
PC372
M- Polizei Creamer
By Bauscher Weiden
(Cremewerfer).

More description coming soon.
P369
NM+ Polizei Coffee/Tea Cup
By Hutschenreuther Gelb of Bavaria
(Kaffee/teetasse)

More description coming soon.
PC375
M- Polizei Gravy Boat
By Tirschenreuth of Bavaria
(Soßenboot)

More description coming soon.
PC373
NM Polizei Gravy Boat
Maker Unknown
(Soßenboot)

More description coming soon.
PC374
E++ Heer Mess Hall Soup Bowl
By Steinmann of Tiefenfurt
(Suppenschüssel)

More description coming soon.
P370
E+ Butter Knife from the famous Hitler hangout-the Kaiserhof Hotel. Maker marked and dated on the rear, "30","90", Art.Krupp Berndorf 1940. Solid silver construction. P065
E Heer Spoon (Löffel)

This unique spoon was cast from a gold colored aluminum alloy. The reverse stem is stamped "FM" for an unknown manufacturer, and "H U" over a Waffen Amt style national eagle. "HU" is the abbreviation for "Heeres-Unterkunft" (Army Procurement) which tells us this spoon was intended for use at an Army hospital or barracks.

More description coming soon.
P344
M- Kriegsmarine Dinner Plate. 9.75" inch porcelain plate with Navy blue and gold stripes around the perimeter. The reverse is stamped with a Naval Waffen Amt over the maker's trade mark and 1942 in black. With no chips or cracks this beauty is in mint condition except for typical wear. P273
E 2 Service Platters For Luftwaffe (Air Force) and DAF-Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front). Both are white porcelain. The Luftwaffe platter has a black Luft eagle and the maker's trademark in green on the bottom. The DAF platter is trimmed in rust/red with the maker's trademark and the DAF cog wheel in green on the bottom. $100 each or $175 for both. P214
E/NM 4 Luftwaffe Dinner Plates. White porcelain in various sizes and condition. All are marked with the Luftwaffe eagle and the (2) maker's trade marks in black on the bottoms. $55.00 each or $200.00 for all 4. P220
NM 3 Luftwaffe Bowls. Each porcelain bowl measures 6.5" in diameter with a 1" depth. The reverse of each is stamped with a black Luftwaffe eagle over the maker's trade mark and 1939 in green. 2 of the 3 are in near mint condition with no chips or cracks, but the 3rd has a very faint 1.5" inch hair line crack on the edge. P272
NM- Wehrmacht Tea Cup Saucer. 5.75" inch porcelain saucer with a 1/2" inch tall rim. The reverse is stamped with an Army Eagle over the maker's trade mark and 1941 in black. With no chips or cracks this beauty is in mint condition with some heavy wear at the central cup ridge. P271
E/NM Wehrmacht White Porcelain Plates. P218
NM DAF-Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) Creamer. White porcelain with cobalt blue trim. Stamped with maker's trademark and RAF cog wheel in green on the bottom. P215

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DAF-Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labor Front) Dinner Plate. White porcelain trimmed in rust/red. Marked with the DAF Cog Wheel and the maker's trade mark in green on the back. P219

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M- RAD Porcelain Glaze Sample Tiles. P247
E Herman Goring Personal Signet Seal. 105mm tall, made from brass with traces of the silver plate finish remaining. Minor corrosion and some of the original wax is visible at the bottom. Very crisp detail in the workmanship of the Crest itself. Rare to find personal items such as this, especially for the Infamous Reichs Marshal "Goring". Guaranteed original period piece! PC159
NM Luftwaffe Officer's Multi Piece Baton. This is a true gem. It measures 17 5/8 inches overall with the solid aluminum baton tapering from one end to the other. The Pommel is a beautiful hand enhanced cap that looks exactly like a second model Luft Dagger pommel cap but about a 3rd larger. Very impressive piece used only by upper Officers and extremely rare in this condition. P184
NM Olympic Cuff Links. Marked RYT in a rectangle with a woman's profile and a 3 inside an oval. Also stamped with "45". This could be the production # or date. Custom made at the time in commemoration. Heavy tarnished 800 silver, looks to have been cleaned, but not recently. P188
M- RLB Officer's Solid Silver Cuff Links. 1st pattern RLB sunburst with swaz, perfect detail and 100% of the original background frosting remaining. Marked with a women's profile and a 3 inside an oval and what looks like a Scorpion inside a circle. NICE! PC153
E++ Nord-Africa Kampfeld presented silver dish. Stamped from brass with 95% of the original silver plating remaining. Marked "WIVO" with a standing bear on the back. The center of the plate is etched with a rising sun, a palm tree, and the date and 1941 inside the sun. All encircled with a wreath with a Swaz at the bottom. "KAMPFELD" is etched around the top, with "NORDAFRIKA" around the bottom. Very rare and 100% authentic DAK treasure! P147
E+ Wooden Cigarette box with Krim Shield. Constructed from mahogany with "whittle" carving on the lid and side walls with a very dark reddish brown stain and a glossy lacquer finish. The lid measures 3.75" x 7.5" inches with a rolled edge and a neatly set Krim shield in the center. The interior is divided into 2 compartments that measure 3" x 3.25" inches. I purchased this piece from the capturing vet's son who claims his father brought it home from the war. I asked if it was possible his father made the case himself but he laughed and said "No way, my father could do many things but wood working was not one of his strengths." So....I can only assume that it was made by the recipient of the campaign shield....or possibly by some one else who made it for him. P285
E+ Hitler Youth Donation Collection Can. This multi-piece donation can measures almost 7 inches tall and over 4 inches across. Stamped from sheet metal with "Gau Wien" (District Vienna) across the base in raised text. It's fitted with an elaborate trap door security device inside the lid so coins can't pass back through the slot if some one were to try to steal from it. The hinged lid also features a lockable security latch and a 1/4" hole stamped "papier" "geld" (paper money) on either side in raised text. The coin slot is stamped "17448" in raised text, plus there are 2 more "448" numbers...one of which is hand painted in white enamel on the lid, the other is printed in black ink on a round white paper label on the reverse. The bottom is stamped with the manufacturer's name and trade mark "M.Westermann&Co." over "Gm.b.H." with "Wesco" inside a diamond in the center with "Neheim-Ruhr" and the number "8" underneath. The body of the can is dented up a bit with a bare patch on the reverse, but otherwise this little peach retains most of the original red enamel and is still functioning perfectly. P243
E+ 900 Nickel Silver Cigarette Case for the Panzergrendier-Division Großdeutschland Commemorating the Battle at Boulogne and Calais on May 22nd-26th 1940.

This incredibly rare and historically significant treasure is etched with an Infantry Assault badge on the front with: "Panzergrenadier-Division Großdeutschland 22.5.40-26.5.40 Kämpfe um Boulogne und Calais Gefecht-bei Desvres" (Battles for Boulogne and Calais combat-in Desvres) on the reverse.

It appears to be constructed from a zinc alloy with a heavy nickel silver plating. The interior is stamped with the maker's initials(?) "G-A-S", his trademark which I can't make out, and "900" which tells us the plating is 90% nickel or German silver. Both original yellow elastic retaining straps are still intact, plus there's still 3 cigarettes left, each of which is stamped "HAUDEGEN" in red ink.
PC288
NM Hermann Göring Dedicated Luftwaffe Pilot's Cigarette Case Commemorating "The Battle of Britain Day" on 15.9.1940. In the fall of 1940 a battle raged in the skies over England that has come to be regarded as one of the turning points of the Second World War. Just weeks before, France had surrendered to Germany and all of Western Europe was now under German occupation. The "Battle of Britain" officially started on June 10th, 1940 when the Luftwaffe attacked a convoy of ships off Dover, but the real air war started on August 12th when the Luftwaffe attacked the RAF. At first the Luftwaffe attacked radar stations and airfields. Although the Luftwaffe lost more planes than the RAF, by August 31st the RAF was all but defeated. On the previous night, the RAF had lost 295 planes which were completely destroyed with another 170 damaged. And to make matters worse, 103 pilots were killed and 128 were wounded. Flying five or more ‘sorties’ a day, the young British fighter pilots (nicknamed ‘Dowding’s chicks’) were exhausted and the RAF was not able to train new pilots as fast they were being killed. The weekend of August 30th and 31st was the worst weekend of the battle for the RAF, with 65 fighters destroyed and 6 of the 7 sector stations in the vital south-east Group out of action. Just as Fighter Command was about to collapse a miracle happened. On 24 August 24th several Luftwaffe bombers "accidently" dropped their bombs on London, so for the next few nights the RAF replied by bombing Berlin. Hitler was enraged so on September 2nd he ordered his bombers to attack London. On September 7th the Nazi bombing raid was so huge that a false alarm went round the south-east of England: code-word ‘Cromwell’ invasion imminent. Church bells rang and the Home Guard mobilized. It was not known at the time but one section of coast identified by the Nazis as a landing ground was defended by a Home Guard platoon with just one machine-gun! Hitler’s decision to stop attacking the RAF gave it time to recover. On September 15th the Luftwaffe came by day in huge numbers expecting to sweep the RAF from the skies. But the RAF fought them off. At one point every British plane was in the sky soon, some would have to come in to refuel and there were no reserves to protect them. But the Luftwaffe, too, was at the limit and just in time it turned back. In all, the RAF lost 1,173 planes and 510 pilots and gunners. The Luftwaffe lost 1,733 planes and 3,368 airmen who were either killed or captured. If the Luftwaffe had succeeded, Britain would have been invaded and conquered. But the RAF held out, and Britain survived. 15 September 15th has been celebrated as "Battle of Britain day" ever since.

This exquisitely hand engraved cigarette case is stamped from an alloy and finished with a heavy nickel silver plating. The engraving is crisp with all the dark gray "frosting" intact with very minor wear over the entire surface. The front features the recipient's intertwined initials "FS" in the upper left hand corner with a partial floral frame encasing a Luftwaffe Eagle over Göring's infamous motto which reads ",,DAS DEUTSCHE VOLK SOLL EIN VOLK VON FLIEGERN WERDEN" HERMANN GÖRING" which translates: The German people shall become a people of fliers. The reverse is hand engraved with a larger Luftwaffe Eagle inside a wreath of laurel leaves with the commemorative date "15.9.1940" above and "WIR FAHREN GEGEN ENGLAND" below which basically translates: We go against England. The interior is stamped twice with the maker's trade mark in incuse relief inside and oval featuring the number "3", a woman's profile, and a tiny "w". To the right of the trademark is an "M." over a "W." with the number 31 underneath.
PC262
NM SA Commemorative Cigarette Case. This exquisite and very unique cigarette case commemorates the first S.A. National competitions after the "Anschluss" or union with Austria in March 1938. This competition included representatives from all the SA districts in "Greater Germany" including the Austrian SA members. It's beautifully engraved with an SA Sports Badge on the front over a map of Germany and Austria with "Reichswettkämpfe Berlin,15-17.Juli 1938" with a floral motif on the reverse. The SA Sport's Badge was of course the main award of these competitions, but other pieces like this case, trophies, medallions, district badges, and certificates were awarded as well. Constructed from solid brass and finished with a heavy silver plating. The engraving is crisp with all the dark gray wash intact with very minor wear over the entire surface. The interior is etched twice with the Maker's trade mark "KiM" in raised text inside a rectangle and a raised woman's profile, the number 3, and a tiny w inside another rectangle with a curved top and bottom. There is also a "Y" and a "U" stamped near the lower right strap keeper, barely visible in the photo. This piece came from the same collection as the Himmler presented Das Reich case pictured on page 2 of my SS Insignia page. (This case came from the same friend as the cigarette case pictured on my SS Uniforms page, so please read that description for more information on it's history.) P213
M- Olympic Presentation Silver Cigarette Case. Very heavy with guilt interior marked in 2 places with TK and 3with male profile, both inside ovals. Beautiful engraving on each side, both are Berlin 1936 Olympic game themes-includes a Swaz symbol on one side. P143
NM Nazi Officer's Silver Cigarette Case. High quality construction with a guilt interior and nickle plate exterior-partially covered with nice brown leather. Push button latch, and marked DRGM on the top near the hinge. Nice! P142
E- Engraved silver cigarette case with the owner's initials "JH" on the front. 90% of the original silver plating still remains, and it's marked Kraftalpacca on the closure button. Very nice piece to show off with an officer's grouping! P129
E+ WWI Cigarette Case, brass with gold guilt (60%remaining). The push button opener works fine and both elastic bands are inside to retain the smokes. Nice! P088
E++ Silver Ashtray by the Wellner Firm. 2 piece construction from what appears to be at least 800 German silver. The body is stamped from one piece with "ORIGINAL WELLNER" inside a long oval stamped on the back. The 2nd piece is the cigarette holder which is attached to a raised base on the back side of the pan. The pan is stamped with a National Eagle in the center. It's a little worn out from constant use but still clearly visible. A beautiful piece despite some honest wear. P238
E++ "Manneken Piss" (little man piss) Cigar Ashtray. There are several legends behind this statue, but the most famous is the one about Duke Godfried II of Brabant. In 1142, the troops of this two-year-old lord were battling against the troops of the Berthouts, the lords of Grimbergen, in Ransbeke (currently Neder-over-Heembeek). The troops put the infant lord in a basket and hung it in a tree, to encourage them. From there, he urinated on the troops of the Berthouts, who eventually lost the battle. This adorable 2 piece ashtray is cast from bronze with an antique wash and measures 2.5" tall x 3.25" wide. It features a heart shaped ash tray framed in oak leaves with a large swastika in the center. The infamous figure is mounted on a round disc with the artist's name, but it's illegible. All I can make out is "BROY????". I'm not certain where this piece was made but I assume it was in Belgium since there are still countless collectables available for purchase in the local shops. It was brought home by a US vet along with several Third Reich items that I purchased from his grandson so I'm certain he picked up during or just after the war. For more info on the history of the Manneken Piss visit this web site: http://www.manneken-pis.com/intro.html P267
E++ WWI Match Box Covers. Both are uncleaned and in great condition. P091
F+ Luftwaffe Paratrooper's Ring, dug in a heavily wooded battlefield on the Eastern Front in the Smolensk Pocket in Western Russia.

One piece construction cast from a brass alloy with 75% of the silver plating still intact and remnants of what appears to be a gold wash on the eagle. I haven't had the finish tested to confirm this, but it appears to be more gold in color than the silver plating on the band. However, this golden color may be due to the high copper content in the base metal. There's some significant wear on the eagle's head, but other than that most of the detail is still visible on his wings and the oak leaf wreath. Size 12mm.
P289
F+ Luftwaffe Paratrooper's Ring.

This Ring was dug in a heavily wooded battlefield on the Eastern Front in the Smolensk Pocket of Western Russia. This region suffered 2 significant battles beginning with "Operation Barbarossa" in 1941. With 135 divisions fighting furiously in an attempt to take Moscow, the German Luftwaffe was roaming the skies freely as Russian fighters scrambled to get out of harms way. The Russian Air Force had been almost completely wiped out and by July 2nd, 1941 the Germans had taken more than 150,000 Russian prisoners. The German armoured division "Amy Group Centre" began an offensive on July 10th that encircling Soviet forces in the Smolensk region which fell to German forces on July 16th as a massive raid pushed into the city. Soviet resistance was strong and several counter-attacks were conducted holding Germans lines to with in 20 miles of Moscow, the most noteworthy of these was the "Yelnya Offensive" which was the most substantial reverse that the Wehrmacht had suffered up to that date, and the first successful planned Soviet offensive operation in the Soviet-German war. The 2nd Battle of Smolensk of 1943, also known as "Operation Suvorov" was a major offensive by the Red Army staged almost simultaneously with the Battle of the Dnieper. It was aimed at clearing the German presence from the Smolensk and Bryansk regions. Nearly all of the city of Smolensk was destroyed by the Wehrmacht and the Luftwaffe during Hitler's push into Moscow that was never fully achieved. According to German military records 250,000 German troops lost their lives in the Smolensk region, many of which succumbed to starvation and the fierce cold of the Russian winter. Nearly all of the city of Smolensk was destroyed, and in 1985 it was awarded the title "Hero City."

One piece construction cast from a nickel alloy with 10% of what looks like a silver plating intact. There's some moderate wear on the eagle's head and chest, but other than that most of the detail is still sharp on his wings and the oak leaf wreath. There's a maker's trademark inside the band, but decades of corrosion has made it completely illegible. Size 11mm, adjustable but not recommended.
P337
E- Hitler Youth Leader's Ring, dug in Demjansk Russia.

Die struck from tombak with 10% of the silver plating intact. The reverse is stamped with the maker's trademark "B.V.A." under "ges.gesch", short for "gesetzlich geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending".
P335
E- RAD "Reichs ArbeitsDienst" (National Labor Service) Officer's Ring...dug.

This rare beauty was die struck from "835" (hallmarked) German Silver (nickel) with a silver plate, 75% of which is still intact after being buried for more than 6 decades. The face features the RAD logo, a shovel with a swastika in the center and wheat sprigs on either side, in black, white, and red, enamel. The reverse is hallmarked "835" with the maker's trademark "FP" incuse inside an oval. Size 10mm, adjustable but not recommended.
P336
NM BDM or DM Youth Ring with 3 Jade Stones. Size 6 ring made from 800 silver with a Swastika inside a diamond on each side. It has an old Roman type motif with the 3 jade stones perfectly inset. Purchased from the owner's daughter. NICE!!! P073
F Brass Ring, Monogrammed with a Finnish type lotus on the sides. I don't care to guess it's origin. P093
F+ "ANZIO" 1944 engraved ring. Made from Brass with a nickle silver plating, 50% remains. P094
NM Sweetheart Bracelet constructed like an Honor Dagger chain. 7mm x 19mm links struck from 900 silver, each has a different Motif all Roman/Greek era related. Nice floral fitting on each end with 9 panels, all stamped 900. Total length is 198cm. Very Nice!!!! P167
E++ Broach with Floral Design set with Brilliants. Similar to DLV wings, pin back. I bought the following pieces of jewelry at a Flea Market in Florida along with some Nazi badges from an old German woman. She didn't want to divulge too much info about their significance but she claimed they were all from the 30's and 40's. P161
NM War Merit 1st Class Cross with Swords type Pendant. Beautiful brilliants set in silver medal to look just like the award. Came from the same German lady. Nice piece any way you look at it!! P162
NM Maltese Cross Cameo Pin. Nice filigree design, gold plated. A large black stone is set in the center with a cameo profile cut into it, finished with a silver gray frosting. Once again, who knows it's significance, but it's nice! P163
E Swiss whistle WWII period, with gray Luft type lanyard. Nickle plated with maker's stamp, 3 crowns, ground off. Sounds just like the English Bobbie's whistle. P115
E- Deinststelle der Feldpost 27 688 (Office of the Field Postal Service #27 688) Stempel (Stamper)

This is a very common Feldpost stamper, simply made with a wooden handle finished with reddish stain and a lacquer finish, 30% of which has dried up and flaked away. The stamp its self was cut from a very hard rubber disk that measures 32mm in diameter. It features a Postal Eagle in the center with a 21mm wing span with "Deinststelle der Feldpost 27 688" around the perimeter. The rubber is very dry and slightly cupped so I had to use my mouse pad behind the white paper in order to get a clean image, otherwise you would not be able to read it. The turned wooden handle measures 7.5cm tall with some black ink around one side of the base at the eagle's head with a steel stud holding a thin aluminum(?) washer that reads "Stempel-Kaiser Berlin 68" around the perimeter. This button or stud was placed at the top edge of the stamp so the user would know which side was up. Nothing too rare or overly exciting, but an honest example in excellent condition.
P301
E++ Telefunken Radio. The production of the Volksempfänger (People's Receiver Radio) was initiated by the Propaganda Ministry (Goebbels), once Hitler was in power. It was a mass produced AM radio receiver, which was sold at a price that was affordable to every household. Reception was limited to the frequencies of German radio stations. The intention of course was, that the Führer's voice should reach every German home. The radios were first presented at the 10th German Radio fair in August 1933 under the name VE (Volksempfänger) 301 or 30 January, the date Hitler came to power. All German radio equipment manufacturers were obliged to produce the VE according to the standards defined and laid down by the Propaganda Ministry. Due to the standardization and mass production, the radio was sold at a price of 76 RM (Reichsmark). A normal radio at that time sold between 200 and 400 RM. In 1933 25% of the households owned a radio, in 1941 the number had risen to 65%.Volksempfänger are very hard to find, despite their huge production numbers. This incredibly rare piece of history is completely intact and still functional. The bakelite housing is in excellent condition with a crack in the left corner, with a narrow 1 inch chunk missing. It measures 240 x 245x 120 mm or 9 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches. Featuring one speaker with a heavy weave cellion covering, slightly frayed in the upper left corner. Both knobs are still intact with a beautiful embossed National Eagle placed directly over the tuning diskunder. The backing plate is in excellent condition with a few minor patches wear the glossed paper coating has worn off. Nearly all the silver colored text is still intact, and easily legible. The chord is complete with no visible damage. PC193
E Deactivated .25 Caliber, Model 1927 Simson Pistol (serial #20931) with Cleaning Kit and Original Capture Papers.

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E Rifle barrel marked 41 R 15 with 4 Wa/355 stamps and 1 National Eagle stamp. Also stamped with an A, X, 4 in various places on lower barrel. The front sight is Wa/148 stamped. The barrel is clean and well rifled on interior, retains 95% original bluing. P056
E Shells and casings. 4 inert bullets marked DEN 42, 1 bullet marked-R A 42, 1 bullet marked-TW 42, 1 casing markedS/ 42, 1 casing marked 35 REM Peters, and 1 casing marked RA 41. P117
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Potato masher grenade, genuine WWII period piece with remnants of a stamp on the wood handle, "42????????K" The little end cap has rusted but is still there. Nice for a display! P127
NM Danish WWII period M-1923 Hand Grenade. Purchased with a foot locker full of various German militaria captured by a local Denver Vet. P090
E++ March Compass
(Marsch-Kompaß)
P352
NM US Compass in a pocket watch type case. The face is stamped U.S. and appears to be stamped from solid nickle. Gun blue arrow is mounted with a large Ruby "jewel" for accuracy. Made by Wittnauer. Incredible condition!! P168
E Luftwaffe Navigation/Triangulation Gauge. Double sided circular slide ruler with all pieces intact and movable. Marked Dennert & Pape, Dez. 1941-Gera #127-107 B1. 1 small hole on outer frame. P152
M- MG.42 Metal Warning Tag. Stamped aluminum with 100% of the original black finish remaining. The tag basically reads:"Caution! Before using the MG.42 put the windshield (in the vehicle) down." National eagle with "patent" below. RARE! P210
NM VERY RARE Dog Tag for the Special Anti-Partisan Squad of the Motorized Rural Police Force. Oval zinc tag is stamped "ST.GEND.ZUG(MOT)NR.20" "NR.20" and "BL.GR.0" (Blood Group 0) P203
NM Dog Tag for the Marsch (March) Battalion 1944 and 1945. Oval zinc disc is stamped "Marsch Btl XX/VIII(V)" and number "272" P205
NM- Kriegsmarine Dog Tag. 5 cm aluminum disc with a gold wash, this tag is stamped "Kriegsmarine 30168/44K" Marine number is 30168, dated 1944 for the Laufbahnen XIV, XV, and XVIII Marine Station Nordsee. P201
E++ Stalag VIII E Dog Tag. Full Neuhammer/Schlesien POW Camp ID tag made from zinc. Issue #100131, 95% of the original finish remains with minor age raising. PC155
E- Dog Tag for an EM or NCO held in the German Prisoner of War Camp Stalag II E Gros- Born/Pommern. This rectangular zinc tag is stamped "Stalag II E" and prisoner "Nr. 33710" P198
E Dog Tag for an Officer held in the German Prisoner of War Camp Oflag II E Neubrandenburg//Mecklenburg. This rectangular zinc tag has a bit of corrosion and is stamped "Oflag II E" and prisoner number "246" P197
NM Dog Tag for an EM or NCO held in the German Prisoner of War Camp Stalag III C Alt-Drewitz/Brandenburg. This rectangular zinc tag is stamped "Stalag III C" and prisoner "Nr. 23088" P200
E++ RARE Dog Tag for a Pilot held in the German Prisoner of War Camp Oflag Luft 4. This rectangular zinc tag has a bit of corrosion and is stamped "Oflag Luft 4" and prisoner number "347" P199
E++ POW Dog Tag from Stalag #240. Zinc rectangle with 90% of the original green finish, looks to have been dug. P156
NM Dog Tag for the 4 Machine Gunner Replacement Company 412. Oval aluminum tag stamped "4.M.G.E.K.412" number "777" and blood type "O". P207
E Money/Bills, some are Nazi and some are pre war. 17 total. Pictures tell the story. P061
E 5 German coins. First is 5 Reichs Marks-1936 with Hindenberg, 2nd is the same 5 RM coin. The next 2 are 5 Reichspfennig and are dated 1940 and 41. The last one is 50 pfennig, dated 1922. P057
NM 25 Reichsmark currency for captured British Islands St. Helier and St. Brelades. P028
E 9 Assorted Elastolin Soldiers with an Allgemeine Guard Shack. The wood guard shack is white with black and red "trim" lines, usually attributed to the Allgemeine SS. The first grouping is 3 (the first soldier has been sold) early "earth" color uniformed Heer troops marching. All 4 of the men's rifles are intact but need repairs. 2nd group is 2 late Heer troops, 1 with spotter optics, the other with a full pack and about half his remaining M.G. The last man in that row has an early Wehrmacht uniform and is a different style, slightly larger with no gap between his legs. The lower 2 are Wehrmacht soldiers, one is crawling with ammo cans and half his foot blown off, the other has been decapitated but still crawling with a full pack. Great group with several eras combined! Plus it comes with the original 1940's era cardboard "Chocolates" box the vet kept them in. P182
E Wehrmacht 5 Reichsmark Cantine Note. Some typical wear, but still nice! P103
NM Original box for an Officer's Aguillette with tissue paper. Box is red with a white border, one corner has blown out but otherwise in near mint condition. Rare to find boxes in this condition! P078
M Walking Stick Label from The HOH Girl's School and Martinskirch Tower in Grunstadt. Stamped from brass with 99% of the silver wash remaining. P119
NM Afrika Korps board game by Avalon Hill Game Co. 1980. Game is complete with all pieces and instructions. P081
M Board Game Piece. Small cardboard shield with a tab for mounting at the top featuring a Spanish Blue Div. Soldier carrying their flag while running into battle. Approximate size is 1" inch wide by 1 3/4' inches high. Text printed on both sides. P121