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1810U1 -Luftwaffe leather fliegerjacke. This jacket is a prime example of the style jacket worn on all fronts. The leather jacket displays an enlisted 2nd pattern Luftwaffe breast eagle sewn over the area of the right breast. There is a slit breast pocket over the left breast area. At the end of each sleeve is a plastic zipper and snap for size adjustment. The exterior leather is in excellent worn condition. The mouton collar is dyed dark blue and is rich in texture. Under the collar are buttons used for securing the storm flap. The front is closed with six buttons with the bottom plastic button lost in time. All buttons are original to the jacket. The interior displays a wine colored strip of velvet material along the neckline used to prevent chafing. The jacket is lined in blue artificial leather and displays light period wear. Towards the bottom on the left side is a maker's label that heavily worn due to wear. $3000.  More Photos

1810SO2 -Extremely rare Ehrennadel der SS- Heimwehr Danzig. This award was presented to Schutzstaffel personnel who participated in the action by the SS-Heimwehr unit in September 1939. It is estimated that only approximately 1500 plus of these awards were presented. The SS-Heimwehr ( Homeguard ) unit was later incorporated into the 3rd SS Division "Totenkopf ". This award was worn on the uniform as evidenced by rare period photographs. The hand-enameled award features the city of Danzig crown and cross insigne. Also featured are the SS runics and central totenkopf imposed over the swastika. The enamel is 100% intact. Enameled awards were hand-detailed under high magnification by the craftsman. This accounts for minor variations in the enameled design. I will not go into the specifics. The reverse indicates this example was not awarded as these rare awards were presented with serial numbers along with a certificate. The only maker of these awards is identified as STUMPF U. SOHN, DANZIG. GES. GESCH. also appearing under the pin is "SILBER ". $6500.  More Photos

1810SO1 -Luftwaffe Knights Cross winner Oberst Wilhelm van Koolwijk white sommermutze by Erel. Oberst Wilhelm van Koolwijk commanded Flak Rgt. 27 and was awarded the Ritterkreutz on 08.08.44. This exceptional example features standard Luftwaffe bullion aluminum insignia with a removable 2nd pattern Luftwaffe eagle. The waffle pattern removable top is in excellent condition having no stains or tears. The officer chincords are a tight fit to the hat boddy. The interior reveals a standard Erel rhomboid sweat diamond with the Erel logo and indicating that the hat was sold through the Luftwaffe officer kliederklasse. Inserted into the sweat diamond is the paper nametag Wilhelm van Koolwijk. $3000.  More Photos

188SO15 -Luftwaffe swastika cut from tail section of ME-109 by American G.I. May 1945 as war souvenir mounted on board. $2500.  More Photos

188SO14 -SS-Totenkopf Untersturmfuhrer black service tunic who served in the 3rd Totenkopf Sturmbann Thuringen with breeches... This tunic features a single rank shoulder board on the right side shoulder of twisted aluminum cords commensurate for the ranks of Untersturmfuhrer through Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the right collar is sewn a bullion wire Totenkopf tab. The left collar prisents the rank tab for an Untersturmfuhrer having three pips. On the left sleeve is sewn the SS brassard displaying multi-piece construction. The right sleeve displays the Ehrenwinkel ( Old Fighter's chevron). The lower left sleeve displays the hand-embroidered cufftitle of Thuringen. The interior is ummarked. Size is approximately 38. $25,000.  More Photos

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

188SO11 -SS Totenkopfring ( Honor Ring) of SS officer Wagner dated 21.6.44. This is one of the finest Totenkopfrings ever offered by Oakleaf Militaria. This mint ring displays 100% detail in its skull and runes panels. The skull is so complete the teeth can be counted. The interior is so mint that the seam is not present as the Otto Gahr firm covered this seam with silver solder before it left their Munich location. The runics panels are fully complete including the background stippling and burnish. The dedication inscription is clearly visible with the Slb. Wagner, 21.6.44 date and H. Himmler facsimile signature. The ring presents all the characteristics, including die flaws, of a 1940's style SS Totenkopfring. The size is approximately 11. This outstanding example of the SS Totenkopfring comes with a Don Boyle Certificate of Authenticity. $15,999.  More Photos

188SO10 -Extremely rare SS Totenkopfstandarte Brandenburg parade saddle pad. The black wool saddle pad features one silver embroidered totenkopf skull that exhibits complex embroidery and definition. The saddle pad is in excellent condition. The pad is bordered with machine sewn silver aluminum tresse. This saddle pad was displayed only for parades as shown in the accompanying framed photograph. This extremely rare article of SS -Totenkopfverbande history may never be available on the market again. The Brandenburg Regiment of the Totenkopfverbande was the only regiment that displayed two Totenkopf on their horse blankets. On this pad only one remains. Two of these saddle pads are known to exist. $10000.  More Photos

188SO9 -Waffen SS grave marker of SS-Mann Schutte. This rare article was found in a barn in France by the Frenchman who brought it to an early MAX show in Baltimore where it was bought by a collector. The extended wooden base was cut in order that the marker would fit in the luggage. French farmers collected these markers to use as firewood following the war. The marker measures 31.5 inches in length and 13.5 inches across. The marker denotes SS-Mann Schutte birthdate and date of death. The 1940 date was the fall of France. Very rare. $3000.  More Photos

188SO7 -Very rare SS spear poletop for Sturmbannfahne. This spear shaped poletop was attached to the carrying pole to which the Sturmbannfahne would be displayed. The silver aluminum spear top measures approximately 14.0 inches in overall length. On one of the two bottom extensions is stamped RZM 60 denoting the manufacturer's code. Each extension has two drilled holes that would attach the poletop to the wooden pole. Rare. $2000.  More Photos

188SO6 -Rare Waffen SS vehicle license plate with mounting brackets and Nortec lighting system. This license plate features black SS runics on a white field followed by the identification number "73109". The plate was removed as a souvenir from an armored or transport vehicle. The plate displays field use and is an unquestionable historic artifact. $2,000.  More Photos

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

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

188SO2 -Very rare SS-Totenkopfverbande Oberbayern Hauptstürmfuhrer's black service tunic with matching breeches. The tailor made officer dienstrock features the rare bullion vertical hand embroidered totenkopf skull tab. The left collar displays the officer's Hauptstürmfuhrer rank tab. The collar is bordered with silver aluminum twistcord wire. On the right shoulder board is affixed the rare "O" cypher worn by the Totenkopfstandarte I "Oberbayern". The Oberbayern Standarte was assigned to the Dachau Konzentrationlager. The right upper sleeve displays the Ehrenwinkle ( Old Fighters Chevron) indicating the officer was a member of the SS or other NSDAP organization prior to January 1933. The front closure and four scalloped and pleated pockets are closed with pebbled aluminum buttons. On the left breast is a single set of loops to which a bronze Sports badge is affixed. The interior is lined with polished black cotton fabric. The interior displays period wear. The tailor label is sewn to the left breast pocket. Through the left hip pocket there is sewn a dagger suspension tab with "D" ring from which the officer would suspend his M36 "chained" dagger. The breeches match the fabric of the tunic perfectly. The breeches display the typical button fly with all buttons present. There is a slash pocket with a buttoned flap on each side of the front. Along the waistline are buttons for the attachment of braces. A cinch belt is at each side for further adjustment along the waistline. Accompanying the uniform is a set of SS marked braces. $28,500.  More Photos

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

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

186SO14 - Rare original SS Dienstaltersliste. Published December 1936. Details SS officers service numbers and Partie numbers and awards that included the Totenkopf honor ring and Ehrendegen awarded to select officers upon graduation from SS Junkschulen Bad Tolz and Braunschweig. The Dienstaltersliste also provides information on the individual officers postings. Excellent resource for SS history and research. $2200.  More Photos

186SO13- Army standard bearer’s gorget by H. Aurich, Dresden. This gorget displays great detail on the front plate in the eagles. The plate retains much of its original silver finish. The nickel silver neck chain displays highly detailed alternating Wehrmacht eagles and oak leaves on the individual oval links. The center link is properly round. On the reverse of the plate the H. AURICH, DRESDEN name is stamped on the center tongue. It was an honor to be selected to carry the regimental standard in parades and other formal occasions. $5500.  More Photos

186SO12 -SS-Totenkopfverbande shooting awards for Pistole and Gewehr. Bronze plates mounted on wood base featuring a deco style eagle clutching swastika superimposed over a shooting target. Matching awards dated 12 Juli 1938, and inscribed II Preis SS Pistole Totenkopfverbande, Berlin-Wannsee. The second award is identical but for Gewehr (rifle). $1500.  More Photos

186SO11 -SS wall calendar featuring the SS stylized eagle with changeable month, day and arabic numerals. $850.  More Photos

186SO10 -SS Wewelsburg spoon. 800 silver marked. Presented to Herr Knudsen u. Frau a visiting couple jeweler engraved on the reverse and dated 1936. $1500.  More Photos

186SO9 -SS marked table fork. Silver plate. $750.  More Photos

186SO8 -Set of four SS-Totenkopfverbande marked spoons. $1750. ( Sold separately @ $450. ea.)  More Photos

Collectors Connection Very rare Close Combat clasp in Gold -This rare offering was acquired from the family of a U.S. Army chaplain living in Sarasota, Florida. The clasp retains very high degree of its original gold wash finish. The clasps’ reverse displays the proper pin, hinge and catch assemblies. The back plate is missing. The Close Combat clasp in Gold was awarded for for 50 days of continuous days of close combat. In April 1944 Hitler would personally award the Combat Clasp in Gold in a special presentation case. See the Collectors connection section off the homepage for additional information. $4000.  More Photos

186SO4 -Rare Theodor Eicke officer cufftitle. Introduced in 1943 following the accidental death of Theodor Eicke, division commander, in an airplane crash while on a personal reconnaissance flight over front lines. This cufftitle was produced by the BeVo-Wuppertal firm in white for officers and gray for NCO/enlisted ranks. This is a unique departure for the firm as no other officer’s version was produced in machine woven exits. $3,500.  More Photos

186S01 - Allgemeine SS black dress cape with Oberfuhrer collar insignia. The black cape was first authorized for wear in 1934. This example features a six button front closure hidden by a packet. Opening the cape is seen an extended length of dove gray wool material worn by higher ranking SS officers as an additional enhancement. The collar is bordered with officer’s silver aluminum piping. The cape was expensive to produce and purchase. For this reason the wearing of the cape was discontinued being worn along with the black service uniform shortly after 1940 when the SS adopted the field gray uniform. The cape is free of mothing. Rare $18,000.  More Photos

186SSMAB1 - SS Totenkopfring , Honor Ring, box. More Photos

184S07 - Waffen SS Oberfuhrer tunic with matching breeches. This exceptional offering features high quality gabardine wool tunic with matching Oberfuhrer shoulder boards ( shulterstucke) of interwoven double cords with white waffenfarbe over a black wool base with two rank pips. The double oak leaf collar tabs ( kragenpatten). are hand embroidered with silver bullion thread. The officer sleeve eagle is the machine woven silver flatwire type. The tunic's four pockets are pleated and scalloped. Over the left breast pocket are a series of loops for the attachment of a long ribbon bar. On the left breast pocket are three sets of loops for the Oberfuhrer's decorations. Sewn to the second buttonhole is the ribbon for service during the eastern front campaign during the winter of 1941-1942 also known as the Frozen Mest and Russian Front medal. The exterior of the tunic is in museum quality condition having no mothing or stains. The unmarked interior displays minor evidence of age and wear.The matching breeches display internal evidence of mild wear. The breeches are, like the tunic, free of mothing and stains. The Oberfuhrer had the end of each pant leg widened to adjust to his leg size with the addition of field gray wool material. $19500.  More Photos

184S06 -Published Waffen SS Polizei Division Hauptsturmfuhrer's tunic. This tunic was acquired directly from U.S. Army veteran John L. Farley who served with the 90th Division and landed on Utah Beach on June 6 , D-Day. This worn officer quality gabardine wool tunic is the same identical tunic featured in author Michael Beaver's book, " Uniforms of the Waffen SS ", Published by Schiffer Military Publishing, Copyrighted 2002, page 260. The tunic features matching Haupsturmfuhrer shoulder boards with white waffenfarb on black underlay and two rank pips on each board. On the right sleeve is the SS Ehrenwinkle chevron indicating membership in the SS or NSDAP prior to 1933. On the left sleeve a hand-embroidered SS officer silver wire bullion eagle. The officer collar tabs ( kragenpatten ) display the standard SS officer runes tab with a silver aluminum twistcord border. On the opposite collar is the rank tab of a Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the left lower sleeve is displayed an officer flat silver wire cufftitle for "SS-Polizei-Division" (Waffen SS 4th Grenadier Division). The five pebbled button front closure tunic displays two scalloped and pleated breast pockets and two scalloped and pleated hip pockets. Above the left breast are two loops for a short ribbon bar. On the pocket's pleat are two additional loops. Sewn to the second buttonhole is a ribbon for the Iron Cross 2nd Class. The fully lined interior displays period alterations made for size adjustment. $18500.  More Photos

Collectors Connection SS Totenkopfring Honor Ring -Totenkopfring Honor Ring awarded to SS officer Obersturmfuhrer Brand dated 20/4/38. Born 15.4.1904, Heinrich Brand joined the SS 17.11.1931 with SS Ausweis number 20653. On 20.4.1937 Brand was promoted to the rank of Untersturmfuhrer and assigned to the staff of II SS-Sturmbann/69. SS Standarte of the Allgemeine SS. On 30.1.1943 Brand was promoted to the rank of Obersturmfuhrer. On 1.06.1944 Obersturmfuhrer was assigned to the 30. SS Standarte of the Allgemeine SS. This SS Totenkopfring shows normal/light wear in the details in the skull and runic panels. The background stippling is also evident in a number of the panels. The ring exhibits die flaw characteristics evident in authentic Totenkopf rings. The joiner seam is apparent beneath the original silver solder on the interior behind the skull. The engraving is typical of what is encountered in a 1940's style ring. This ring is size 13. A very large size. This ring comes with a Don Boyle Certificate of Authenticity. Please see additional information regarding the Collectors Connection section on the Homepage. $10,000. More Photos

Full Ernst Rohm dedication Ehrendolch honor dagger, by Carl Eickhorn

184SO1 -SS Full Ernst Rohm dedication Ehrendolch honor dagger, by Carl Eickhorn with the original vertical hanger and SS officer's number 28967. On February 3, 1934 Ernst Rohm, as head of the SA and SS, signed an order that authorized a SS and SA Honor Dagger that would bear his dedication, " In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm" be awarded to all officers and men of the SA and SS who joined the SA or SS prior to December 31, 1931 without having a break in membership. On April 12, 1934 another order was issued by the office of the Reichsfuhrer SS, that a certificate would be issued to all personnel awarded the Ehrendolch. On June 30, 1934 Adolf Hitler, as German Chancellor, authorized the execution of Ernest Rohm along with all other high ranking individuals he felt were a threat to his leadership. This purge is now commonly referred to as "The Night of the Long Knives". On July 4, 1934 Heinrich Himmler, as the new Reichsfuhrer SS replacing Ernest Rohm, ordered that the entire Rohm dedication be ground off the dagger of of all SS personnel in possession of the Ehrendolch. As a result of this order, few of the only 9900 authorized honor daggers survived this grinding. This Ehrendolch features all nickel silver upper and lower crossguards. The enamel SS runics button is perfect having no chips or discoloration. The grip eagle is outstanding in its condition and detail. The deep black ebony wood grip is likewise perfect being free of chips and cracks. The reverse og the lower crossguard is stamped with the Arabic numbers 28967. The full length blade is stunning being in near mint condition. The blade's obverse side presents a deeply etched and burnished SS motto, "Meine Ehre heist Treue" ( My Honor is my Loyalty). The reverse side retains its fully intact Ernst Rohm inscribed dedication, "In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm ". The early Carl Eickhorn oval trademark is etched beneath the lower crossguard. The black anodized scabbard retains much of its original lacquer.All metal components of the dagger, scabbard and hanger display a consistent patina resulting from storage and age. $17500.  More Photos

Government Officials dagger

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

SA Feldjagerkorps clamshell dress bayonet

184SO4 -.SA Feldjagerkorps clamshell dress bayonet by WKC with 1935 dated frog and portepee. The SA Feldjagerkorp was established by Hermann Goring as head of the Prussian Polizei in October 1934 as a police unit within the SA . The Feldjagerkorp was distinguished by having a white band around the top of their kepis. This dress bayonet features gold wash over brass metal fittings on the hilt and scabbard. The insignia on the stag grip displays the State of Prussia eagle with a miniature swastika on its breast. The stag grip plates are perfect being free of cracks. The clamshell exhibits the Prussian sate eagle. The mirror finish blade is 100% mint measuring a full 17.25 inches in length. The WKY knight head appears under the clamshell on the obverse. The portepee is in mint condition with no fraying. The black leather frog retains better than 95% of its black finish. The reverse shows the maker and is dated 1935. An extremely rare bayonet and impossible to upgrade. $5875.  More Photos

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

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

Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch  crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn

185SO1 - Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The SS Himmler presentation was awarded to the SS officers and men who participated in the overthrow of Ernst Röhm and the powerful Sturmabteilung brown shirts in the historic "Night of the Long Knives" that resulted in S.A. leader Ernst Röhm's execution after Röhm attempted to usurp Adolf Hitler's authority in the NSDAP on June 30, 1934. The recipients also included many honorary SS generals. Estimates of produced H. Himmler daggers run approximately 2500 according to Thomas Wittmann author of "Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author. Copyright 2003, page 95.The dagger features all matching early nickel silver fittings for the upper and lower crossguards and scabbard mounts. The underside of the lower crossguard is stamped with the benchmark number "2". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black grip is free of cracks ans and chips. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail. The nickel silver eagle is the high neck style eagle. The upper and lower crossguards are internally marked "H E" as these Eickhorn made Himmlers are. The blade is in excellent condition with minimal / light age and wear. The obverse side of the blade presents the SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" ( My Honor is Loyalty) and the reverse of the blade shows the small oval early Carl Eickhorn squirrel with the non-serrated tail. The Reichsfuhrer SS H. Himmler presentation inscription " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " ( In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler ) displays good background burnishing. The blade displays minor age and has no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, cleaning or pitting. The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is straight, free of dents and displays some of its original lacquer finish. The scabbard's lower mount ball is without dents. Attached to the scabbard is the original black leather hanger. The leather is supple and in excellent condition. $9,995.  More Photos

Very rare Hermann Goring crystal wine goblet

179SO3 - Very rare Hermann Goring crystal wine goblet. Goblet measures approximately 6.0 inches tall featuring the Reichmarshal's coat-of-arms with the mailed fist. Other motifs etched into the crystal display serpents and an oriental man with flute. The crystal goblet is perfect having no chips, cracks or repairs. $1750. More Photos

Luftwaffe General  white summer (Sommermutze) visor hat

1711SO1 - Luftwaffe General white summer (Sommermutze) visor hat. This stunning example features all matching bullion Luftwaffe General's eagle, kokarde, capband waffenfarbe and bullion chincords. The white cotton pique top is in excellent condition having minor storage age. The side buttons are gilt pebbled aluminum. The black mohair capband is free of mothing. The unlined , unmarked interior is typical midwar kleiderklasse examples. The leather sweatband is complete displaying minimal wear. The size is 57. Very rare. $9000. More Photos

Very rare Kriegsmarine stopwatch  by Junghans

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

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

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

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

OPS6 - The Oakleaf Private Sale - Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag. On August 17, 1933 Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler announced the regulations by which SS officials would display car pennants and command flags. These flags were initially of the same design as the SA command flags and pennants except for the use of black triangular fields replacing the red fields of the SA. The " RFSS Kommandoflagge " features a central silver appliqué national eagle with accent threads showing excellent detail. The high-relief double sided flag measures 36.0 x 34.0 inches. A sleeve extends along one vertical side through which a staff would pass through for display.The flag was displayed near Heinrich Himmler for Schutzstaffel formal and public occasions. Contact Oakleaf for further information. $27,500. More Photos

Extremely rare Konzentrationslager ( Concentration Camp ) blanket

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

Luftwaffe Combined Pilot Observer badge by GWL

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

Early 50 mm ribbon for the Ritterkreuz

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

Rare SS keepsake box

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

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

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

Near unobtainable mint should board set of Reichsarbeitsfuhrer Konstantine Hierl

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

Mint Luftwaffe general's breast eagle in cello

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

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

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

Army general's card pennant

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

Rare Red Cross (Rote Kreutz) standard bearers Gorget

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

Rare SS Streifendienst gorget

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

Allgemeine SS officer Dienstmutze

1610SO7 - Allgemeine SS officer Dienstmutze. This hat features nicely silver frosted Allgemeine totenkopf and adler insignia. The white crown and capband piping displays minor areas of mothing but nothing that breaks the continuity of the white wool bands. The black wool is completely free of mothing and stains. The rich black velvet capband is free of mothing. The cellulon chincord is attached to the capband with two pebbled aluminum buttons. The interior is lined with golden/yellow artificial silk. The leather sweatband is stamped " Deutsche Leder" The unmarked celluloid sweat diamond is nearly fully intact. This hat would have been offered for sale as a private purchase outside the Officer Kleiderklasse system that would have offered RZM marked hats. $7500. 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. $3500. More Photos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Included for $2395:

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

" Copy of the Shoei 8 page instruction manual

" Propaganda photo series vol. 8, FG42 The Netherlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luftwaffe Regimental Standard for Flight and Paratroop regiments

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

Rare Deutschland Erwacht Standarte NSDAP front plate

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

Exceptionally rare Allach Berghirsch ( Mountain Stag ) Model #10

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

Very rare DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT Standard flag with crosspole and tassels

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

Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Fallschirm-Panzer  Division officer M43 field hat

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

SS Standard Bearers Gauntlets

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

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

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

Very Rare  Schutzstaffel parade snare drum with sticks

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

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

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

Adolf Hitler formal pattern grape snippers by Bruckmann

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

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