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Army Motorized Artillery swallowtail standard

- Collectors Connection - Rare Army Motorized Artillery swallowtail standard. Direct from the veteran's family Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this mint condition red silk swallowtail. The flag features red silk field with a complex stitched hand-embroidered staff-facing oak leaves wreathed Wehrmacht eagle centered in an iron cross. This stunning example is free of mothing, staining and any deterioration in the silk. Stamped in one corner is the Arabic number 67 that would indicate the person who inspected the flag. $17,500. More Photos

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

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

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

- Mint SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch (presentation honor dagger) crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The SS Himmler presentation dagger was awarded to the SS officers and men who participated in the overthrow of Ernst Röhm and the powerful Sturmabteilung brown shirts in the historic "Night of the Long Knives" that resulted in S.A. leader Ernst Röhm's execution after he attempted to usurp Adolf Hitler's authority in the NSDAP on June 30, 1934. The recipients also included many honorary SS generals. Estimates of produced H. Himmler daggers run approximately 2500 according to Thomas Wittmann author of "Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author. Copyright 2003, page 95.This dagger features all matching early nickel silver fittings for the upper and lower crossguards and scabbard mounts. The underside of the lower crossguard is stamped with the benchmark number "2". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black ebony grip is perfect and fits the crossguards with no separation. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail. The nickel silver eagle is pristine and is the high neck style eagle. The blade is mint condition presenting its excellent crossgraining. The full length blade is the finest example available today. The obverse side of the blade presents the SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" and the reverse of the blade shows the small oval early Carl Eickhorn squirrel. The Reichsfuhrer SS H. Himmler presentation " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " ( In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler ) displays excellent background burnishing. The bright full length blade displays no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, cleaning or pitting.The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is straight, free of dents and displays 100% of its original lacquered finish. The scabbard lower mount's ball is perfect. This dagger is for the discerning collector who insist on "mint".$19,999. More Photos

Rare mint SS Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring) of SS officer Stange dated 21.6.43

- Rare mint SS Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring) of SS officer Stange dated 21.6.43. This mint ring displays 100% detail in its runes panels. The skull is so complete the teeth can be counted. The interior presents the expected seam behind the skull that joins the two ends of the silver band. The seam is sometimes not visible due to the presence of the applied silver solder. The runics panels are fully complete including the background stippling and burnish. The inscription is clearly visible with the Slb. Stange, 21.6.43 date and H. Himmler facsimile signature. The ring presents all the characteristics, including die flaws, of a 1940's style SS Totenkopfring.. This outstanding example of the SS Totenkopfring comes with a Don Boyle Certificate of Authenticity. $15,999. More Photos

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHE  Reiter Standartenspitze ( standard finial ) for SS-Reiter

1610SO2 - Very rare "DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHE " Reiter Standartenspitze ( standard finial ) for SS-Reiter, NSKK Motorstandarte and NSFK standards. This gilt eagle with wreathed swastika standard is differentiated from the SA Reiter standard by its gilt finish. The Sturmabteilung finial was silver. Made by the Otto Gahr firm in Munich this standard is dated 1935. Carried in parade formations either by horseback or motorized units, this early finial is very rare. The reverse side of the collar that fitted over the pole is marked GAHR MÜNCHEN 1935 beneath the base of the wreath. The pole base of the finial is hollow in order that it would be affixed to the carrying pole. Near the bottom of the base is a horizontal pole that extended along the top of the cloth standarte flag to give its shape. This is another characteristic of the SS, NSKK, NSFK Reiter standarte as opposed to the SA one. $31500. More Photos

Imperial Japanese Army Type 90 helmet with cover

1610JHEL3 - Imperial Japanese Army Type 90 helmet with cover. This near mint helmet displays no signs of wear. The olive drab painted finish displays light storage age and wear. The interior displays a complete unworn leather liner with tie strings. There is Japanese Kanji along the rear and side of the helmet a minute maker's stamp is on the rear. The cover presents light storage age and is complete except for some very minor separations along the bottom rim on the cover. This Japanese helmet with cover would be very difficult to upgrade. $2500. More Photos

rare document and awards grouping of Waffen SS Standartenfuhrer Walther Staudinger

1610SO1 - Oakleaf Militaria is proud to offer this very rare document and awards grouping of Waffen SS Standartenfuhrer Walther Staudinger. Walther Staudinger served in the Imperial German Army during the First World War rising to the rank of Leutnant on 31.08.1918. During his service he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st and 2nd Classes. Following the 1918 armistice he participated in veteran organizations and served as an officer in the Barvarian Schutzpolizei. He joined the NSDAP in 1921 and then again in 1933 after the NSDAP was banned following the 1923 Putsch. His party membership number was 3,201,960. Staudinger joined the Schutzstaffel on January 9, 1934 and given SS # 242,652. Walther Staudinger rose quickly in the ranks of the SS being promoted to Sturmbannfuhrer in 1934 and Obersturmbannfuhrer in 1937. In 1939 Staudinger was promoted to Hauptsturmfuhrer d. Reserve following the formation of the SS Verfugungstruppe. Staudinger served with Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler throughout the war where he commanded the SS-Artillerie-Regiment / SS-Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler during which time he was awarded the German Cross in Gold on 18.06.1942. His NSDAP awards included "Bluten Orden der NSDAP". His SS awards included the Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring) and the Ehrendegen ( SS Honor Sword). Walther Staudinger was one of two German officers to be awarded "The Order of the Star of Romania with Swords on the Ribbon of Military Virtue ( Royal Decree # 1870)" on 24.06.1942. The other German officer awarded this decoration was Fritz Witt of Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler who later became first commander of the 12TH SS Panzergrenadier Division "Hitlerjugend". Walther Staudinger survived the war and lived until July 31, 1964 when he succumbed to heart failure. This rare grouping was recently acquired by a collector from a local coin shop in the southeastern United States where an area resident brought it in following an estate sale and the grouping was recovered from the trash after not being sold! The grouping consists of Staudinger's various Bavarian Polizei and SS military awards and promotion documents with original signatures of Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler, Generalfeldmarshal Wilhelm Keitel and Oberstgruppenfuhrer Sepp Dietrich among others. Also included is a rare postcard personally signed by Himmler. Important articles that accompany the document s is the cloth German Cross in Gold removed from his uniform and the Order of the Star of Romania with Swords. Included is his 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, KRIM Shield (2) one removed from his uniform, Eastern Front medal, RADwJ Commemorative Service brooch, DRK Senior Helper Service award. Very rare to offer such a complete document set of a known Leibstandarte general. Asking $12,500. More Photos

Rare Waffen SS panzerjacke with Hitlerjugend cufftitle

- Rare Waffen SS panzerjacke with Hitlerjugend cufftitle. This Waffen SS cut panzerjacke features a hand-sewn Hitlerjugend cufftitle worn by personnel of the 12th SS Panzer Division. This panzer wrap displays matching removable pink waffenfarbe should boards as worn by panzer personnel. The collar tabs are hand-sewn with the SS runics tab being machine woven and the Rottenfuhrer tab being the standard enlisted rank style. On the left sleeve is an embroidered SS eagle. Below the eagle is a rank chevron indicating Rottenfuhrer. All buttons that secure the front are original to the wrapper. A single set of loops are sewn to the area of the left breast wear the Panzerkamkfabzeichen would be worn. The interior is partially lined and stamped with the size. This tunic comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Weitze Military Antiques. Suggested offering price $14,000. More Photos

German Army  tunic of General-Leutnant, General der Infanterie Kurt Von Tippelskirch tunic

- German Army tunic of General-Leutnant, General der Infanterie Kurt Von Tippelskirch winner of the Ritterkreutz mit Eichenlaub. Gen. Lt. v. Tippelskirsch was born October 9, 1891 in Berlin-Charlottenburg. He began military service in 1910. He held commands with the 21st, 14th and 30th Infantry Divisions. On July 30, 1944 General-Leutnant Tippelskirsch was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross as the 539th recipient. General Tippelskirsch surrendered to U.S. Army near Lubbeck-Schwerin May 2, 1945. This service tunic features matching removable shoulder boards with one board having a replaced general's rank pip and machine sewn generals rank bullion collar tabs. Above the right breast pocket is a gilt bullion general's breast eagle. Above the left breast pocket are loops for a long ribbon bar. On the left breast pocket and below the pocket are three sets of loops for the general's badges and decorations. In the second button is a WWI spange for the Iron Cross 2nd class. All the gilt pebbled aluminum buttons match including those on the pockets. The exterior wool is a fine grade of officer wool. The interior displays period use as evidenced by wear and staining. The tunic was found to have the general's name on a slip of paper inserted into one of the French cuffs. The paper was used to identify the tunic's owner while he was incarcerated in an American POW camp. As an Army commander and winner of the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross this is a very rare offering. The condition is excellent. $9500. More Photos

Colt Army model 1860 single action .44 caliber revolver

165AF1 - Colt Army model 1860 single action .44 caliber revolver. This revolver designed by Samuel Colt was used by both the Union and Confederacy during the American Civil War. The Colt Manufacturing Company produced over 200,000 of the model 1860 from 1860 - 1873. This firearm exhibits its original finish and wood grips. All metal parts have matching numbers. The Colt Manufacturing Company is stamped along the top of the 8.0 inch barrel and cylinder. According to the manufacturer's specifications the gun weighs 2.11 pounds. This widely used six cylinder revolver fires a paper wrapped muzzle loaded .44 cal cartridge. The gun was accurate up to 75 -100 yards. The Colt model 1860 was the most used revolver during the Civil War. $1899. More Photos

Rare named Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery Konteradmiral Joachim Plath visor hat

167SO6 - Rare named Kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery Konteradmiral Joachim Plath visor hat. This outstanding visor hat features matching cello Kriegsmarine eagle and wreath. The kokarde is an early nickel silver type. Coastal Artillery admiral visor hats are distinguished from other Kriegsmarine officer visors by having gold insignia and chincords with a feldgrau wool body. The crown piping is dark green. The cello chincords are secured by two gold anchor buttons affixed to a dark green wool capband. The visor is polished black leather, a further distinguishing characteristic of this service branch as coastal artillery officer and admiral rank hats did not display the oak leaf design. The upper wool body is made of high quality doeskin wool. The exterior is 100% free of mothing and stains. The interior is half-lined with cornflower blue cotton along the circumference of the hat. The crown is lined with matching blue artificial silk. The rhomboid shaped moisture shield is fully intact with the name tag of "Konteradmiral Joachim Plath" indicated. The complete leather sweatband shows light period wear with a perforated front portion of the band. The leather sweatband is joined at the rear by a single stitch. Joachim Plath began his naval career as a Seekadet in 1913 prior to the outbreak of the First World War during which time he served on heavy cruisers and later as a watch officer and adjutant. In the following years he served on a minesweeper, the cruiser Leipzig and served on the Deutschland. During the Second World War Joachim Plath saw duty as a coastal artillery officer along the Baltic where he served in a staff position. $3999. More Photos

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

167SO3 - Army named double decal M35 helmet with Mediterranean tri-color camouflage finish. This stunning example features light brown/yellow with green brush strokes. The Heer adler and national escutcheon are evident under the camouflage. Wehrmacht personnel serving with the early Deutsches Afrikakorps were often issued M35 helmets before departure to Africa. As the DAK pulled out of Africa and moved into Italy their helmets reflected a change in color patterns. This helmet presents its original liner with the owner's name. The shell's apron is stamped SE60 with the production number 3514. $2800. More Photos

SS Totenkopfring (Honor Ring) awarded to SS officer Müller dated 21.6.42

- SS Totenkopfring (Honor Ring) awarded to SS officer Müller dated 21.6.42. The SS Totenkopfring was one of the most prized of the SS awards worn by SS officers. This ring displays the proper characteristics of a 1940's style Totenkopfring. The skull presents the joiner seam on its reverse. The engraving is textbook for the Otto Gahr firm of Munchen who made these rings. The ring displays normal but not excessive wear on the skull and runic panels. The ring is shown next to a euro for size comparison. The ring comes with a Don Boyle Certificate of Authenticity. Suggested offering price $6500. More Photos

Rare and early period Type A

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

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

- Collectors Connection-Rare and stunning Luftwaffe presentation bronze by German artist Schmidt-Hofer. The brass plate reads "To the Officers and officials of Luftflotten V. ( Air Fleet 5) Regiment 4, Reichenbach, 19.August 1940." Luftflotte V. was based in Denmark and Norway during the Battle of Britain. The Luftflotte was commanded by General Hans Stumpf whose command was responsible for carrying out bombing operations in Northern Britain and the North Sea during the period. This award is on a marble base that measures 5.5 x 4.0 inches. The total height is 15.5 inches. The width is 15.0 inches. The bronze eagle displays excellent detail and is signed by the artist on one of the botton arms of the swastika. The two marble bases are free of chips and cracks. The eagle and base are loose but this could be professionally tightened. Suggested offering price $10,000. More Photos

Unobtainable Allgemeine Schutzstaffel führer tuchmütze

163SO10 - Unobtainable Allgemeine Schutzstaffel führer tuchmütze. It is on very rare occasion that one has the opportunity to have in his possession an artifact so rare that it may be the only one known. Coming from an old and very advanced collection is this officer tuchmütze. This sidecap features factory machine applied aluminum silver twistcord piping that extends along the side panels around to the front scallop. Beneath this piping is the standard silver totenkopf button. The most outstanding characteristic of this cap is the hand embroidered in silver aluminum wire an early M29 style officer eagle on the side triangular section of cloth where ordinarily would be seen the nco/enlisted machine embroidered version. The cap further features the highest quality black wool. This material is free of any mothing. The interior is lined with black polished cotton and displays a VA 1937 stamp along with two cloth tags. The " Vom Reichsführer SS befohlene Ausführung" and the "TUCHMuTZE fur SS RZM…" tag indicating the manufacturer. Affixed to the side are the button initials of the original owner " J E". The cap is size 57. Accompanying the cap are two images of this style of hat in period wear. One image shows Theodore Eicke, commander of the SS Totenkopfverbande, wearing an identical style of the cap. $8000. More Photos

Rare early Allgemeine SS Standarte Deutschland bugle banner

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

Rare Diplomatic official's visor hat by Erel

- Rare Diplomatic official's visor hat by Erel. This rare example features a dark blue, referred to as midnight blue, wool upper body and a black wool capband. The crown and capband piping is silver aluminum. The official's aluminum chincord is affixed to the capband by two pebbled aluminum buttons. The interior indicates it is a Privat being a private purchase higher quaility hat. This is further indicated by the mint gren lining. The complete celluloid sweat diamond is intact. The leather sweatband is embossed "Ere ". Suggested offering price. $6500. More Photos