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JUST IN Newly listed SS Uniforms, Headgear, Fieldgear, Dog Tags, & Miscellaneous Personal Items NEW ITEMS
NM LAH (Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler) Ski Sweater

If you checked out my SS-VT helmet listed above you might have been thinking it could be one of the rarest SS artifacts you've ever seen. Well, I think it's safe to say this beauty has it beat hands down. I'm sure most of you have seen an earlier version of this sports patch in Mollo's Uniforms of the SS", or perhaps the unissued patch just like this one listed and sold several years ago by my favorite web site in Canada (no longer posted), but how many of you have actually seen a genuine example sewn to a period garment?... and what a garment it is! This tight fitting and incredibly stretchy "Torolastic" sweater was manufactured in Berlin, which was the birthplace of the LAH and their forerunner the SS-Stabswache Berlin. It's still in near mint condition so I doubt if it saw much use, but there is a tiny hole in the left armpit where the seam was stressed so I think it's safe to assume it was worn at least once... perhaps in a ski competition.
SS1202 $9,000
E- Allgemeine SS Brocade Belt SSC1198 PRICE
REDUCED
AGAIN!
$800.00
BANNERS FLAGS Please Note: The impressive collection of SS flags and banners listed below are from my personal collection. I decided to list them on The Third Reich Depot for 2 reasons... 1st, because I intend on listing everything in my personal collection as time permits so my customers and friends can see some of the rare treasures Brant and I collected over the years. 2nd, because I've spent far too much money on new inventory ever since the economy went down the toilet, so I need to sell a few pieces so I can finish restoring my 1968 Mustang "Brutus".
I'll need some time to write my descriptions so please feel free to email or call me if you have any questions. CM
FLAGS BANNERS
E Early "I./SS1." Banner, most likely from the 1st SS-VT Division "Deutschland", Regiment 1.

Constructed from a silky black rayon fabric with a white felt (cotton) center and a silver (bright aluminum) twisted aka "springy" fringe. The early national eagle and "I./SS1." text was cut from a bright aluminum brocade fabric with black rayon and/or aluminum bullion thread trimming the borders and details.
SS1130 $18,000
NM Norwegian SS Trumpet Banner. SS1134 $12,000
NM- SS "OSLO" Norway Barracks Flag SS1136 $10,000
E Dutch NSB Banner SS1140 $3,000.00
E- SS Drape Flag
Measures 5' x 15'7" (152cm x 473cm)soon.
SS1129 $2,800.00
LAYAWAY
E+ "Der Höhere SS und Polizeiführer Nordsee" Funeral Sash. Translation: The Higher SS and Police Leader of the North Sea. SS1135 $4,000.00
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NM Allgemeine-SS Officer's Képi by Hans Dürbeck.

When first organized, members of the SS (SchutzStaffel) had no official uniform so they wore the same "Tradition Uniform" as their counterparts the SA (SturmAbteilung). The "Tradition Uniform" included the infamous "brown shirt", trousers, and Képi. When first introduced in 1923, the original "Képi" was soft sided and more like an Austrian-Army pattern mountain cap which is what most of the earliest members wore along with their old WWI uniforms. These early caps were fitted with a metal Reichskokarde (cockade or "bull's eye") in the Imperial colors of black, red, and white over a Prussian-pattern "Totenkopf" or "death's head" which was fastened just over the button on what was then, functional fold down ear flaps. This design was modified in 1929 when the cockade was replaced by the "Hoheitsabzeichen" which was the first SS/SA sharp-winged eagle clutching a wreath with a swastika in the center. The cap it's self took on a new look as well in 1929 with the more rigid and infamous "coffee can" form....which was actually a French design from the early 19th century. The SS was formed completely separate from the SA, and were implemented to one day off set the power of the SA, but SS and SA personnel were outfitted with the same uniforms so the SS made several changes in their attire as a means to differentiate themselves. In November of 1925, members of the SS adopted their own black Képi, necktie, breeches, and black borders on their armbands to distinguish themselves from the SA.

This exquisite and extremely rare private purchase Officer's Képi was hand crafted by the Hans Dürbeck firm located in Vienna, Austria. It's constructed from a very high quality black ribbed cotton twill fabric with a black rayon lining. Dürbeck's trade mark is printed in metallic gold under the diamond celluloid sweat shield which has been pulled loose at the bottom, but it's still 100% intact. It reads: "MILITAR-WAREHAUS" (military-warehouse) over 4 gold coins(?) and "HANS DÜRBECK". Next is their address "WEIN,IX." over "BERGGASSE" (Vienna, 9. Mountain Lane). This is flanked by the year "31" inside 2 circles on either side with a red diamond oil cloth tag that reads "SONDERKLASSE" (special class) over "Ges.gesch" with "WETTERFEST" (weatherproof) underneath. Ges.Gesch. is short for "Gesetzlich Geschützt" which translates "legally protected"...as in the design is protected by law, or as some prefer..."patent pending". The brown leather sweat band is embossed on the lower edge and is hand sewn to the cap with black cotton thread. The right side still retains a black sticker with the size "56" inside a double square in green. The flat crown and non functional ear flaps are neatly trimmed with a fine 1.5mm twisted silver/aluminum piping, fastened with a single 18mm black enameled steel button with 2 brass prongs. There are 2 black enameled steel ventilation grommets on either side with some very minor rust visible from the inside only. The 2 piece black patent leather chin strap is attached with dual 12mm black enameled steel buttons featuring 2 brass prongs identical to the flap button. The leather is in pristine condition with no cracks or damage, but there is some very subtle age spidering to the finish and some minor wear to the black enameled steel slide buckles and rectangular central ring. The 1929 pattern insignia on this beauty is outstanding. Stamped alloy with a silver wash, the eagle and jawless skull are perfectly matched with a rich aged patina and some very minor corrosion (cleanable crud) on the underside of the skull's cross bones. This is with out any doubt the finest example I have ever seen of one of the rarest caps produced specifically for Allgemeine-SS senior officers. I've seen one other example (not counting period photos) in Robin Lumsden's "SS Regalia" on page 38, but the photo is very small so it's difficult to judge the condition.
SS828 $6200.00
E Reissued Waffen-SS M35 Camouflaged Combat Helmet.

This unique and beautiful model 1935 helmet was originally issued as a Luftwaffe single(?) decal with a dark blue/gray enamel paint. It was repainted sometime later with a thick coat of Zimmerit paste that was camouflaged with green, brown, and tan enamel...probably sprayed over the paste which was brushed on. The pasted eventually wore away from the crown before it's last owner, a Waffen-SS soldier, hand painted a set of white SS runes to the front. This was probably done after 1942 when most decals were discontinued and rarely seen on reissued and camouflaged helmets like this one. For those of you who might be skeptical, I happen to be a fine artist and a retired painting contractor of 20+ years so I know paint better than most. I closely examined and tested all of the paint on this pot, and specifically the paint used for the runes. I can assure you they were painted decades ago with a lead based, white titanium dioxide enamel...a material that's no longer available to the public. Because of it's toxicity, lead based paints like this were banned in 1978 so it was still available long after the war's end, but the wear and the cracks or "spidering" in the runes tell me, and everyone else whose seen this beauty in person, that they were obviously painted 62+ years ago by the SS soldier who was very proud to be part of one of the most formidable fighting forces in Germany's history. If you look closely at my photos you'll be able to see the original Luftwaffe decal on the left side below the textured camouflage or "Zimmerit". This anti-magnetic paste was originally designed for tanks and other vehicles susceptible to magnetic explosive devices, but it was also used by soldiers in the field who used it to create textured camouflage helmets like this one. The interior of this beauty still retains the original Luftwaffe blue/gray enamel with "Uffz." (Unteroffizier) over "Mei el" (partial of owner's name?) hand painted in black on the rear skirt. The shell is stamped "6360" on the rear skirt and SE64 on the left. The 8 tongue M32 liner is in excellent condition with the original tie string and all of the leather reinforcement washers still intact on the reverse of each tongue. The chin strap is still soft and supple with no cracking or significant damage.
SS969 $4000.00
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E++ 2nd Pattern Waffen-SS Rabbit Fur Lined Anorak.

Also known as "Kharkov Parkas", fur lined anoraks like this were specifically designed for Waffen-SS troops fighting on the Russian Front during the winters of 1942 through 1945. Period photos tell us they were favored by LAH, Das Reich, and Totenkopf troops fighting in Kharkov in 1942-43, but the fur lining proved to be too hot and the design provided little ventilation so they were seen less and less as the war came to a close. Some believe these garments were lined with what ever animal fur was available, including cat fur, but the truth is there were large scale rabbit breeding farms located in several concentration camps including the Auschwitz-Birkenau complex so the "cat fur" theory is less than accurate.

This is a 2nd pattern, 3/4 length , hoodless anorak with a full button front. The 1st pattern design was a pull over with a few buttons at the neck, but they proved to be impractical and cumbersome so they were replaced with a full button front which provided more ventilation and easier access to gear carried underneath. Both models came with a large removable hood, most of which were discarded for obvious reasons. Constructed in field gray and Italian camouflage, this 2nd model anorak features a field gray cotton twill shell with a full rabbit fur lining and a blue/gray wool backed collar. The back of the collar was reinforced with multiple horizontal lines at the neck line with tall zig-zag pattern stitching extending all the way to the outer edge...similar to what we see on just about every other collared Third Reich garment. The only marking is a large number "2" on the inside of the button hole lapel in black ink. Although they were manufactured in labor camps, it's very uncommon to see them with SS, size dimensions, or factory stamps. They were only made in 3 sizes...1, 2, and 3...or small, medium, and large. There are several tiny holes and some rust colored stains on the front at the right hip pocket, and what appears to be dried blood on the back right shoulder. The rest of this very desirable garment remains in near mint condition...and no, the rabbit fur does not smell and there's very little shedding which is amazing considering it's age.
SSC988 $1100.00
NM SS Drum Corp "Swallows Nest".

1 mid to late period swallows nest made from black doeskin wool with machine sewn silver/gray 20mm cellion stripes, 1 around the bottom, and 7 verticals. There is some minor age yellowing on the edges of the verticals and a couple minor stains. The back has 5 black metal hooks sewn between the front wool and heavy black cotton backing. There are some minor wear marks around each hook, so it has been worn a few times! See Page 174 of Angolia's "Cloth Insignia of the SS."
SS450 $250.00
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M Allgemeine SS Officer's "Long Walking-Out" Dress Trouser (Stiefelhose) by Peek & Cloppenburg.

These incredibly rare and beautiful trousers were made by the infamous Peek & Cloppenburg clothing and uniform company. Founded in 1901 by James Cloppenburg, the first PC stores opened in Berlin and Düsseldorf Germany with additional stores opening in Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Essen by 1940. Well known for producing high quality uniforms for the German armed forces, not one PC factory survived the war. However, new plans for locations in the same cities were prepared as early as 1945 with the original Düsseldorf store re-opening in 1948. Peek & Cloppenburg is still a major player in the European high fashion clothing industry today with dozens of outlets in Germany, Belgium, Croatia, The Netherlands, Austria, Poland, The Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Use the link below to visit the USMC Book store where you can view several color photographs from "Uniformen und Soldaten" (Uniform and Soldiers) by Dr. Curt Ehrlich. This book features 32 full color photographs of the Peek & Cloppenburg uniform factory featuring examples of Third Reich uniforms.
http://usmbooks.com/nazi_uniform_book.htmlisit

Constructed from a high grade gabardine wool with white wool piping running down the outside of each leg. The waist is lined with a heavy ribbed band made from a satin rayon. Simply designed with 4 flapless pockets, there are 2 invisible vertical slash pockets at the front hip just in front of the piping, 2 horizontal pockets on the rear with a single black bakelite button, and one horizontal watch pocket on the front right side just below the waste band. The 4 large pockets are constructed from a light gray polished cotton/rayon fabric while the watch pocket is made from black gabardine wool on one side and a brown ribbed satin rayon on the other. The back left pocket features an oil cloth label with "PEEK & CLOPPENBURG" in black, "Schw" over "S 59507" in purple, and several more illegible characters in red. The fly and rear pockets are closed with 8 original black bakelite buttons. There are 2 more black buttons on the suspenders straps at the rear, but these are slightly larger and read "PEEK u. CLOPPENBURG" with a star around the perimeter. There are 4 more tan sandstone(?) buttons on the inside of the waste, each of which reads "STEINNUSSHOSENKNOPFE" with a star. This translates "stone nut pants button" which is why I assume they may be sand stone. Overall these exquisitely crafted trousers show no signs of wear so I can only assume they were never purchased or worn, but they were designed specifically for the Allgemeine SS who utilized this white piping design for walking out and service dress. Although there were regulations, SS officer's were allotted were allowed to wear a wide variety of tailor made trousers and breeches.
SS914 $1800.00
NM- SS/SD Officer's Black Service Breeches. (Dienst Stiefelhose)

When first organized, members of the SS (SchutzStaffel) had no official uniform so they wore the same "Tradition Uniform" as their counterparts the SA (SturmAbteilung). The decision to outfit the SS and SA in brown was not due to choice, but instead by mere circumstance. When the SA and N.S.D.A.P. were formed in the early 1920's, party members desired a sense of uniformity so they shopped around until they located a large stockpile of surplus tropical brown shirts and fabric left over from WWI troops who fought in East Africa. The Nazis discovered this stockpile in Austria in 1924 so they purchased the discounted materials and officially introduced the "brown shirt" in the late fall of 1926. The "Tradition Uniform" included the infamous "brown shirt", trousers, and Képi. The SS was formed completely separate from the SA, and were implemented to one day off set the power of the SA, but SS and SA personnel were outfitted with the same uniforms so the SS made several changes in their attire as a means to differentiate themselves. In November 1925 members of the SS adopted their own black Képi, necktie, breeches, and a black borders on their armbands to distinguish themselves from the SA. In 1932 the complete SS black service uniform was introduced for wear by the Allgemeine SS, SS-VT (SS-VerfügungsTruppe), SS-TV (SS-Totenkopfverbände), and SS-SD (SS-Sicherheitsdienst und Sicherheitspolizei).

High quality construction from black wool with a ribbed "trikot" or "whipcord" weave. Lined with a pin-striped cotton/rayon fabric at the waste with 3 large pocket bags constructed from tan ribbed cotton. The underside of the rear pocket is stamped "OSTMARK UNIFORM" over "U.BEKL. (und bekleidung) WERKSTAATE" with the factory's name "WERNER BACHOFEN", in black ink. Translation : Austrian Uniform and Clothing Workshops (of) Werner Bachofen.
All 19 original black bakelite buttons are still intact with 4 at the "French" fly, 6 at the waistband for suspenders, 4 on each cuff, and 1 for the rear slash pocket. The front features 2 diagonal slash pockets and 1 small horizontal watch pocket on the right side with a small steel loop above to secure the watch fob chain. The waist is fastened at the front with a blued steel hook and loop system while the back features the typical "V" slash and an adjustment strap with a black enameled sheet metal prong gripper buckle. The legs balloon outward at the thighs and taper inwards down to the 4 button cuffs. The interior crotch is lined in light weight grey cotton/rayon material, loose on the right side where the stitching has come undone.
SS779 $1750.00
NM SS/Army Officer's Wool Breeches.

Constructed from field gray/green wool with an olive green satin rayon lining and cuff. The pockets and cuffs are lined with a gray linen. 5 pocket design, 3 flap less on the front and 2 with scalloped flaps on the reverse. The cuffs retain 5 of the 6 original celluloid buttons and both gray laces woven through 12 eyelets on each cuff. 9 of the 12 original wooden buttons remain at the fly, pockets, and waist. All 3 of the missing buttons are inside the waist for suspenders. Both of the black enameled buckles at the top of the fly and the satin adjustment strap on the reverse are intact. Over all these beautiful breeches are in mint condition except for the missing buttons, but none would affect their use in a display.
SS616 $650.00
DOG TAGS SS DOG TAGS DOG TAGS
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Erkennungs-Marken



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SS The impressive collection of SS dog tags listed below was purchased by my late husband Brant in 2001 from an "old timer" in Europe who spent decades collecting them. He enhanced the text on most with a black enamel so they could be more easily read and translated. I removed the enamel on some with a non corrosive solvent, then decided to leave the rest when I realized they really are much easier to read with the black paint intact. Most came with a vague translation so I used this information as well as my copy of "Deutsche Erkennungsmarken des Zweiten Weltkrieges" by Jean Höidal, a "German Military Abbreviations" handbook from 1943, and a few of my favorite web sites on the internet to confirm and/or clarify what I had. I also did a little extra research regarding the history of some of the more significant or impressive examples. Some of the abbreviations were not in Höidal's guide or any of the other resources at my disposal, so I may have made a few mistakes. If you happen to see one, please let me know so I can make the corrections.

History: The first military identification (dog) tags were introduced in 1878 to the Prussian Army following the Austro-Prussian war of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71 when evaluations of German/Prussian losses were determined unidentifiable. The original 1878 pattern was utilized until 1915 when it was replaced with a larger pattern allowing room for more information. In 1918 another slightly modified tag was introduced, and this final pattern remained in use until the end of WWII. In August of 1939 all personnel were issued an ID tag that was to be worn on a chord around the neck. New recruits were issued tags when they registered for military service and was assigned to his training unit. If killed or severely wounded the tag would be broken so half could remain with the individual while the other half was sent to the appropriate administrative office.
DOG TAGS
E+ SS Nordland Vehicle Repair/Recovery Unit Dog Tag

Stamped "SS / I A 11 283 A" on the obverse indicating the SS Man Nr. "283", with blood type "A", served with the "SS Instandsetzungs Abteilung 11". Translation, "SS Vehicle Repair/Recovery Unit 11 (SS Division Nordland)". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

A special thanks to Alex for solving the mystery of this rare dog tag.
SS1076 $200.00
E- Waffen-SS "Special Employment"
1/2 Dog Tag Indicating KIA

Stamped "SS-STAMMKOMP. Z.B.V. 185" on the obverse, and "WAFFEN-SS" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "185" served with the "SS-Stammkompanie Zur Besonderen Verwendung". Translation, "Waffen-SS Special Employment Cadre Company"

History: Sometimes a "killing squad", these "Special Employment" unit's were created from punishment companies. Their responsibilities often included the "removal" of Jews and other undesirables, so I have reason to believe this is a VERY RARE tag. It was stamped from a zinc alloy with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1050 $200.00
E++ Waffen-SS Assault Gunner Dog Tag

Stamped "SS-STU.GESCH.AUSB.U.ERS.ABT. 2654" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "2654" served with the "SS SturmGeschütz Ausbildung und Ersatz Abteilung". Translation, "Waffen-SS Assault-Gun Training and Replacement Battalion". This is an aluminum alloy tag with some brownish crud and/or tarnish.
SS1063 $200.00
E- Waffen-SS-VerfügungsTruppe (SS-VT)
(further "Das Reich,, Div.) Dog Tag (dug)

Stamped "SS VERFÜGUNGSTRUPPE" on the reverse and "4/A.E.A. 102 O" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. 102, with blood type "O", served with the "4 Artillerie Ersatz Abteilung SS Verfügungstruppe". Translation, "Waffen-SS Special Purpose Troops Division, 4th Artillery Replacement Battalion". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion.

History: The SS-Verfügungstruppe (Special Purpose Troop) was originally formed in 1933 and made official in 1934. The designation "Waffen-SS" (Armed-SS) was introduced in 1939 with the invasion of Poland when 3 SS Regiments: Deutschland, Der Führer, and Germania, were grouped into a single Division...the "SS Verfügungstruppe". Following the invasion of Poland, Germania formed the 5th SS Panzergrenadier Div. Wiking, and the other 2 Regiments, along with a new 3rd Regiment (SS Regiment 11), joined to become the SS-VT and eventually the 2nd SS Division Das Reich. By 1941 the term "SS-VT" was no longer permitted and the designation Waffen-SS became official.
SS1052 $200.00
E- Waffen-SS-VerfügungsTruppe (SS-VT)
(further "Das Reich,, Div.) Dog Tag (dug)

Stamped "5./ E.SS G. SS-V.T. 10756" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "10756" served with the "5./Ersatz SS Germania SS-Verfügungstruppe". Translation, "SS-Germania Division, 5th Replacement Infantry". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

History: See item SS1052 listed above.
SS1057 $200.00
E- Waffen-SS-VerfügungsTruppe (SS-VT)
(further "Das Reich,, Div.)
1/2 Dog Tag indicating KIA (dug)

Stamped "SS-VERFÜGUNGSTRUPPE" on the reverse and "Na. E. Abt. 5358 O" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "5358", with blood type "O", served with the "Nachtrichten-Ersatz-Abteilung SS-Verfügungstruppe". Translation, "Waffen-SS Special Purpose Troops Division, Signals (Communications) Replacement Battalion". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

History: See item SS1052 listed above.
SS1059 $150.00
F+ Waffen-SS Training and Replacement Detachment Dog Tag (broken)

This dog tag is stamped "2/ERS.ABT.d. SS V.D. O" on the obverse and "365" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "365", with blood type "O", served with the "SS 2/Ausbildungs und Ersatz Abteilung für SS Verwaltung Dienste). Translation, "2nd Training and Replacement Detachment for SS-Administration Units". This is a zinc alloy tag with minimal corrosion so it's very easy to read, but the break is most unfortunate.
SS1051 $100.00
E SS-Totenkopf Sturmbann Oranienburg
Concentration Camp Guard Dog Tag

Stamped "SS. T. STUBA ORANIENBURG" on the obverse, with "3699" on the reverse. Translation, "SS-Totenkopf Storm-Troop Oranienburg", indicating the SS Man Nr. "3699" served as an SS-Totenkopf (Death's Head) Sturmbann (Guard) at the Oranienburg Concentration Camp which was located about 30 km north of Berlin. This incredibly rare zinc alloy tag has some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1066 $350.00
E+ SS-Totenkopf Infantry Dog Tag

Stamped "2./SS-TJE BTL I" on the obverse, with "1235" and his blood type "O" stamped on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "1235" served with the "II.SS-Totenkopf-Infanterie-Ersatz Battalion 1". Translation, "2nd SS Totenkopf Infantry Replacement Battalion 1". This zinc alloy dog tag shows minor carbon spotting so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

History: This regiment was lead through the initial phase of the Campaign in the West (Battle of France) under the commanded of then SS-Sturmbannführer Eduard Deisenhofer. Deisenhofer joined the SA in 1930, then transferred into the SS where he quickly climbed his way through the ranks holding various low level command positions including service with the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler in 1934 and at the KZ Dachau in 1935. He was placed in command of the 2nd SS-TK Battalion after the SS-Wachtruppe Oberbayern was absorbed into the newly formed SS Division Totenkopf following the Polish campaign. After being transferred into the Oberbayern in 1936, he was involved in police and security measures while serving in both the Totenkopfverbände units SS Verbande Sachsen and SS Standarte Thuringen. Use this link for some history on this RK winner who served with several combat divisions on both the Eastern and Western fronts including the SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21 of the 10.SS-Panzer-Division Frundsberg, the 9.SS-Panzer-Division Hohenstaufen, the 5.SS-Panzer-Division Wiking, the 17.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Götz von Berlichingen, and the 15.Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS (Lettisch Nr.1). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduard_Deisenhofer
SS609 $175.00
E- III.SS (Germanisch)
Panzerkorp Dog Tag (broken)

Stamped "III.SS.PZ.KORPS H. O.U 299" on the obverse, indicating the Germanic SS Man Nr. "299" served at the "III.SS Panzer Korps Haupt-OrtsUnterkunft". Translation, "3rd SS Panzer Corps Main Billets (lodging for troops)". This rare tag was stamped from a zinc alloy with minor corrosion spotting. It appears to have bent broken on purpose as the connecting tabs at center actually turn inwards as if it was folded.

History: The designation "Germanisch" (Germanic) was granted to the 3rd Waffen-SS armoured corps because it was comprised primarily of foreign (Nordic) volunteer formations. The Panzerkorps was formed in April of 1943 as a headquarters for the 5.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division Wiking and the 11.SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier-Division Nordland which saw action on the Eastern Front. The Corps took part in anti-partisan operations in the Balkans enjoying some success before being sent to a quiet sector in Army Group North which at the time was made up of the Nordland Division and 4th SS Volunteer Panzergrenadier Brigade Nederland, while the Wiking Division was sent south where it came under the control of Army group South's 8th Army.
SS605 $250.00
F++ III.SS (Germanisch) Panzer-Artillerie Dog Tag

Stamped: "III./SS.PZ.A.R.11 338" on the obverse, indicating the Germanic SS Man Nr. "338" served with the "III.SS Panzer Artillerie Regiment 11". Translation, "3rd Waffen-SS Panzer Artillery Regiment 11. Zinc tag with minor corrosion. The text on one half has been enhanced with a removable black enamel. See SS605 above for a little history.
SS608 $175.00
E++ Waffen-SS "Westland" Dog Tag.

This rare dog tag is the zinc type with minor corrosion spotting and no major damage to speak of. It's stamped "WAFFEN SS" on the reverse and "4.E.SS.WESTLAND 23" on the obverse indicating SS Man Nr. "23" was in the 4th SS "Ersatz" (replacement) Battalion Westland. The Westland Regiment joined the Wiking Division upon its formation. Originally it was designated SS-Infanterie-Regiment "Westland" being renamed in November 1942 as SS-Panzer-Grenadier Regiment "Westland". By November 1943 it was finally designated as SS-Panzer Infantry Regiment 10 "Westland." The Westland Regiment was primarily composed of Dutch and Flemish volunteers.
SS861 $300.00
E++ SS Panzer Grenadier Battalion Dog Tag

Stamped "STAMM.KP SS-PZ.GREN.ERS. BTL.18 16533" on the obverse, and "A" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "16533" with blood type "A" served with the "Stamm Kompanie SS-Panzer Grenadier Ersatz Bataillon 18". Translation, "Waffen-SS Panzer Infantry Cadre Company, Replacement Battalion 18" This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS799 $250.00
E+ Waffen-SS Panzer Training Dog Tag

Stamped "SS.PZ.AUSB.&E.RGT." on the obverse, and "4442" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "4442" served with the "SS Panzer Ausbildung & Ersatz Regiment". Translation, "Waffen-SS Panzer Training & Replacement Regiment". This is an aluminum alloy tag with some minor corrosion and tarnish.
SS1070 $125.00
E- Waffen-SS Artillery Battery 9 Dog Tag

Stamped "9.SS- A.A.u. E. R. 558" on the obverse, and "WAFFEN-SS" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "558" served with the "9. Battery SS-Artillerie Ausbildung und Ersatz Regiment". Translation, "Waffen-SS Artillery Training and Replacement Regiment, 9th Battery". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1049 $150.00
F Waffen-SS Flak Regiment Dog Tag (relic)

Stamped "SS FLaK E Rgt" on the obverse, and "WAFFEN SS" on the reverse indicating the SS Man served with the "Waffen-SS Flak Ersatz Regiment". Translation, "Armed-SS Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment". This relic zinc alloy dog tag is broken with quite a bit of corrosion, but both halves are intact. Looking at the corrosion it appears as though this tag was broken before being buried. The 2 halves were placed together front to back so the inner surfaces were protected more than outer, and one edge of each half is slightly eaten away.
SS865 $75.00
E- Waffen-SS Polizei Engineer Dog Tag

Stamped "1./SS-Pi. Pol. E. Kp. 352" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "352" served with the "1./SS-Pioneer Polizei Ersatz Kompanie". Translation, "Waffen-SS Combat Engineer, 1st Police Replacement Company". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1071 $150.00
E Waffen-SS Calvary Dog Tag

Stamped "SS-KAV.AUSB. u.ERS.ABT. GEN-SCHWADRON 328" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "328" served with the "SS-Kavallerie Ausbildung und Ersatz Abteilung Genesenden Schwadron". Translation, "Waffen-SS Calvary Training and Replacement Battalion convalescent Squadron". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1054 $250.00
E Waffen-SS Calvary Headquarters
1/2 Dog Tag indicating KIA

Stamped "Stab/SS-Kav. Rgt. 2 71 O" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "71", with blood type "O", served with the "Stab/SS-Kavallerie Regiment 2". Translation, "Waffen-SS Calvary Headquarters, Regiment Nr. 2". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1056 $65.00
E Waffen-SS Signals Regiment Dog Tag (broken)

Stamped "SS-NACHR.ERS.RGT. 17997" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "17997" served with the "SS-Nachrichten Ersatz Regiment". Translation, "Waffen-SS Signals (communications) Replacement Regiment". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1080 $150.00
F+ Waffen-SS Signals Replacement Regiment
1/2 Dog Tag Indicating KIA (dug & broken)

Stamped "SS-NACHR.ERS.RGT 18329" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "18329" served with the "SS Nachrichten-Ersatz-Regiment". Translation, "Armed-SS Signals (Communications) Replacement Regiment". This is a zinc alloy tag with an unfortunate break, as well as some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS013 $50.00
F+ Waffen-SS Signals Replacement Department
1/2 Dog Tag Indicating KIA (dug & broken)

Stamped "SS-NACHR.ERS.ABT. 1060" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "1060" served with the "SS Nachrichten-Ersatz-Abteilung". Translation, "Armed-SS Signals (Communications) Replacement Battalion". This is a zinc alloy tag with an unfortunate break, as well as some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS014 $50.00
F++ Waffen-SS Medic Dog Tag

Stamped "San.E.Batl.d.Waffen SS 4. Komp. 1099 A" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "1099", with blood type "A", served with the "Sanitäts-Ersatz-Battalion der Waffen-SS 4. Kompanie". Translation, "Armed-SS Medical Replacement Battalion, 4th Company". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1075 $275.00
E Waffen-SS Reserve Comp. "Zeesen" Dog Tag

Stamped "Erg.Komp. Waffen SS Zeesen 2858" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "2858" served with the "Ergänzung-Kompany Waffen-SS Zeesen". Translation, "Waffen-SS Zeesen, Reserve-Company". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

Note: The Third Reich established a radio station at Zeesen, a village south of Berlin, that successfully indoctrinated a generation of Muslim clerics and activists with the world view promulgated in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". Rising at the same time as Nazism, the Muslim Brotherhood portrayed humanity's ills as stemming from a worldwide Jewish conspiracy, and this stance was reinforced by the Nazi radio station at Zeesen. In other words....this is probably a pretty rare ID tag assuming there weren't a lot of SS Men permanently stationed at Zeesen.
SS1058 $300.00
E Waffen-SS Artillery Regiment Dog Tag.

Stamped "Stb.Bttr./SS-Frw.Art.R.14 138" on the obverse indicating the SS Man Nr. "138" served with the "StabsBatterie /SS-Freiwilliger Artillerie Regiment 14". Translation, "SS-Volunteer Artillery Regiment 14, Headquarters Battery". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion and wear, but still easily read.
SS853 $200.00
E Latvian-SS Volunteer
Artillery Regiment Dog Tag

Stamped "1./ART. RGT. LETT.SS-FRW.DIV." on the obverse, and "193." on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "193" served with the "1./Artillerie Regiment Lettisch SS-Freiwilliger Division". Translation, "Latvian-SS Volunteer Division, 1st Artillery Regiment". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1069 $150.00
E+ Latvian-SS Volunteer
Replacement Dog Tag

Stamped "AUSB.U.ERS.BTL LETT.SS.-FRW.DIV." on the obverse, and "1953 on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "1953" served with the "Ausbildung und Ersatz Battalion Lettisch SS Freiwilliger Division". Translation, "SS-Latvian Volunteer Division, Training and Replacement Battalion". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1073 $150.00
E Latvian-SS Volunteer
Infantry Regiment Dog Tag

Stamped "III. / J.R.4. LETT. SS - FRW.DIV." on the obverse, and "49" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "49" served with the "III./ Infanterie Regiment 4 Lettisch SS-Friewilligen Division". Translation, "Latvian-SS Volunteer Division, Infantry Regiment 4, 3rd Company or Troop". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1084 $125.00
F- Latvian-SS Volunteer
Replacement Dog Tag (dug)

Stamped "AUSB.U. ERS.BTL LETT.SS- FRW.DIV." on the obverse, and "6231 on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "6231" served with the "Ausbildung und Ersatz Battalion Lettisch SS Freiwilliger Division". Translation, "SS-Latvian Volunteer Division, Training and Replacement Battalion". This zinc alloy tag was dug so it's broken in half and suffers from corrosion so the text has been enhanced with a black (removable) enamel.
SS011 $125.00
E+ Latvian-SS Volunteer Signals Battalion
1/2 Dog Tag Indicating KIA

Stamped "2 NACHR ABT LETT SS FRW DIV " on the obverse and "223" on the reverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "223" served with the "Nachtrichten Abteilung Lettisch SS Freiwilligen Division". Translation, "Latvian SS Volunteer Division, 2nd Signals (Communications) Battalion". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).
SS1078 $100.00
E+ Rumanian-SS Volunteer Dog Tag (dug)

Stamped "W.Gr. Rgt. SS. rum.1 385" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "385" served with the "Waffen-Grenadier Regiment SS Rumänisch 1". Translation, "Rumanian-SS, Armed Infantry Regiment 1". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

History: See SS1079 listed above.
SS1083 $100.00
E+ Waffen-SS "Könitz" Training Battalion Dog Tag

Stamped "SS-Ausb.Abt. Könitz 3936 A" on the obverse, indicating the SS Man Nr. "3936", with blood type "A". served with the "SS-Ausbildung-Abteilung Könitz". Translation, "Waffen-SS Training Battalion Könitz". This is a zinc alloy tag with some minor corrosion so the text was enhanced with a black enamel (removable).

Note: The Könitz training grounds were
located in West Prussia near Danzig.
SS1061 $150.00
E+ "Schuma" Volunteer Polizei
Battalion 64 Dog Tag.

Stamped "wr.Schutzm.-F.-Batl.64 Nr.428.Fr." on the obverse, indicating the Policeman Nr. "428" served with the "wache regiment Schutzmannschaft (Schuma)-Freiwilligen-Battalion 64". Translation, "guard regiment Protection-squad (Police) Volunteer Battalion 64". This is a zinc alloy tag with minimal corrosion.

History: Under control of the SS-Polizei, the Schutzmannschaft or "Schuma" were collaborationist auxiliary police battalions created to fight the resistance in Eastern Europe. These battalions, each with about 500 men, were organized by nationality and included Ukrainians, Belarusians, Russians, Estonians, Lithuanians, and Latvians. They moved freely around occupied countries to engage with partisans and/or kill Jews. As German casualties on the Eastern Front mounted, the SS used these volunteers to raise military divisions in Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, and other Eastern regions. Subsequently, the Schuma became an indispensable component in Germany's struggle in the East as well as the destruction of the Jews in those regions. Note: Waffen-SS Grenadier Division "Russische Nr. 2" was formed in July of 1944 from Renegade Russian security units and Schuma Battalions, including Btl. 64.
SS1086 $100.00
SS SS SS FIREARMS AND EDGED WEAPONS ACCOUTREMENTS SS SS
E SS/Police Teardrop Sword Hanger.
(SS und Polizei Degen Gehänge)

The sword or Degen is an ancient military tradition that evolved from a functional weapon into an element of the dress uniform, a symbol of strength and power that is still recognized by the world's armies to this day. In 1936 the Third Reich introduced individual and distinctive swords for the SS, Police, and Fire department officer's and NCO personnel. When issued swords for each organization were accompanied by a hanger distinctive to each individual organization....black leather for the Waffen-SS, blue leather for the Luftwaffe, and green leather for the SS und Polizei.

This hanger is constructed from a green textured leather with a simple aluminum tress top. The aluminum suspension D-ring is attached to the folded over leather tab with a plated steel button while the individual tab used to attach the plated steel spring clip is sewn to the base with no button or rivet.
SS927 $445.00
E++ SS/NSKK Belt Loop Dagger Hanger.
(SS und NSKK Aufschiebeschlaufen Dolch Gehänge)

Simply constructed, the blackened leather belt loop is fastened to the plated steel spring clip with a single steel rivet with 50% of the black enamel intact.
SS931 $125.00
E+ SS Gebirgsjäger (Mountain troops) Climbing Rope Carabinier.

The leather is still supple and marked RZM SS (inside double circles) 39/38. The steel buckle retains 90% of it's original black enamel finish. A rare and unusual find!
SS171 $145.00
SS SS SS FIELD GEAR AND PERSONAL ITEMS. SS SS
E++ Waffen-SS Commemorative Cigarette Case.

This beauty is hand made from a light weight blond wood (maple?) with a hand carved and painted rendition of the infamous Waffen-SS recruiting poster. Other than some minor wear to the stain on the reverse and a crack at the top right corner, this rare and beautiful piece is in amazing condition when you consider it's age. Wood tends to shrink and warp, especially when it's subjected to constant use and extremely dry air and/or humidity. The side wall joints behind the hinge pins are beginning to separate a little, but they're still strong and holding tight. This is nothing to be concerned about since it's not falling apart and the door functions perfectly, but I thought I should point it out since this is something you should expect to see on a 65+ year old wooden box. The stamp on the interior reads "Eigentum d. Waffen - SS" (Property of the Waffen-SS)

This case, the 2 items listed above, and much of the other silver you see on my site came from a dear friend of mine...and Brant's, including the SS Wewelsburg silver ware set on my SS insignia page, the Himmler presented SS "Das Reich" cigarette case on page 2 of SS Uniforms, and the SA Commemorative case on my miscellaneous page. Our friend "Darek" inherited a vast collection of German WWII silver from his father who traveled around Germany at the end of the war buying up as much silver as he could from the destitute residents who were more than happy to get rid of anything that connected them to the 3rd Reich...plus they were very grateful to have cash instead of something that would bring nothing but trouble down the road. So now that Darek has decided to sell some of his treasures, I've been able to purchase some of these incredible items. I hoard them for a while, then pick out a few goodies for you. If you're interested in personal items like this and would like to know what else I have drop me an email. I've got more etched cigarette cases, pocket watches, table ware, watch fobs, rings, steins, and much more. Darek still has an incredible collection as well so if I don't have what you're looking for I might be able to talk him into selling something else.
SS891 $1500.00
E++ Commemorative Plaque to the 8th Waffen-SS Calvary Division "Florian Geyer."

The "8.SS-Kavallerie Division Florian Geyer" was formed in 1942 when the "SS-Kavallerie-Brigade was upgraded. Commanded by at least 6 different commanders from 1942 to 1945, including Herman Fegelein (Eva Braun's brother-in-law) and Bruno Strechenbach. This infamous Calvary division saw action on the Eastern Front in Briansk and Vjasma amongst other places, as well as Poland, Czechoslovakia, and the Balkans before heading to Budapest, Hungary were they were annihilated when the city fell to the Red Army in 1945. Another interesting bit of trivia worth mentioning....The training Battalion of the 8.SS Division was involved in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in April of 1943.

This is a very simple plaque featuring a bridled horse inside a 4.25" inch (11cm) laurel leaf wreath. Stamped from tin with 95% of the nickel plating still intact and a fairly heavy black tarnish in the crevasses. The wreath is mounted to a mahogany plaque with 3 small flat-head nails. The 6.25" x 9" inch (15.7mm 22.8mm) wooden plaque is finished with a thin black stain that's worn off of the hardest wood grain but, 80% is still intact creating a nice grainy finish. The small plaque at the bottom was stamped from an alloy with a high percentage of copper and finished with a nickel plating. It reads " 8.SS-Kavallerie Division ,,FLORIAN GEYER" " with some minor tarnish/crud (cleanable) on the left side.
SS792 $700.00
E+ SS Provisions/Ration Bag Dated 1943.

Measuring approximately 15" x 26" this burlap food rations bag features a stenciled national eagle over an unrecognizable shield(?) followed by SS runes over the year 1943.
SS925 $275.00
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