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Book Kreta—Sieg der Kühnsten, Crete—Victory of the Kühnsten (Item WEHR 18-1; LUFT 10-11)

DESCRIPTION:This incredible book of the Second World War dramatizes the heroic battle of the paratroopers and contains a foreword by the Reichsmarschals and Luftwaffe General Kurt Student. This book is dramatic to the core! with huge pictures throughout of the action in the invasion of Greece at Crete. For action front-line photography this book was never matched by German or even the books of the enemy. This is probably the most sought-after book of the wartime volumes. This was a complete victory, but at the cost of many young noble lives. It was also the first massive and successful airborne assault in the wartime history of the world. The tough Fallshirmajagers and Gebirgsjagers (paratroopers and mountain troopers) are wonderfully depicted in action, at rest, at maneuvers, and with prisoners. Knight’s Cross winners, generals, Italian allies, aircraft, and weaponry of all types are shown in hundreds of pages and hundreds of pictures. The cover is done up with the camouflage colors of the German Paratroop command. In the back page the former owner was given a color picture by Wolf Willrich depicting Colonel Bräver, a winner of the Knight’s Cross. The book measures 9 x 12 inches. The cover is a bit distressed with the spine a little tattered as can be seen in our pictures, but the pages are intact and in good shape. The book is rated as 'archival excellent.'

PRICE: $450.00

 

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Book Wir Soldaten, We Soldiers (Item WEHR 18-2)

DESCRIPTION:Here is quite a rare book on the German Army in pretty nice shape. There are good crystal-clear pictures throughout. In was published in 1939, the eve of the tragic war. It was printed in Leipzig with more than 500 pictures of many different sizes. It covers not only the German Army, but the Air Force and Navy, as well. It is probably the finest pictorial of the prewar period. Many previously unpublished photos abound in its pages—258. The book is in very fine condition with some staining to the last (blank) page. It is indeed fabulous. We have seldom seen better. It measures 9 x 12 inches and is about an inch thick. Great!

PRICE: $275.00

 

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Equestrian Poster (Item WEHR 18-3; OLY 6-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is an equestrian picture posting for the 1936 Olympic Games. These were made to be posted outside the gates at the Olympic horse stables and on the blank areas. The organizers of various events would post for the day the trials, demonstrations, and schedules for each. These are one-of-a-kind in that we have only one of each. They are mounted on board and the original owner/collector did this to preserve the items. For original 1936 items, the condition is great with some staining here and there, but the picture portion is great! The line is drawn through to prevent to some extent copies being made by unauthorized individuals who often try to steal Germania’s rare subjects for publication in various forms without our permission. These are originals and as such are very historically important, indeed. This one is a notice of combined equestrian contests of the German Army and the SA (Storm Troops). It is particularly nice in composition and color and is signed by the company that produced it: Verlag Sank Georg, Berlin (Book producer, St. George, Berlin). The actual poster is 17 x 23 inches in size.

PRICE: $450.00; absolutely original

 

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Reichs War Flag (Item WEHR 18-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Reichskriegflagge, or war flag. This is the strictly military flag of the Wehrmacht, Heer, Kriegsmarine, and Luftwaffe. The Waffen-SS used it, also. It is closely identified with the Kriegsmarine, the German Navy, because it was flown daily on the ships of the fleet when in wartime maneuvers. This particular flag was definitely navy because you can see the eagle over the ‘M’ for marine (navy) on the edging. Another stamping shows the measurements. The size in inches is about 95 x 58 (big). This is the size flown from U-boats. The war flag was used as above and also to drape the caskets of fallen heroes of the Wehrmacht. It was draped behind speakers’ podiums when award ceremonies were underway. It was also flown form strategic position in captured enemy territory to symbolize victory. It came to replace the normal swastika flag from 1939 to 1945; the war years that came to be known as the European struggle against Bolshevism. To many Germans with a sense of national pride and patriotism it still remains: “Die Shönsten Fahne in der ganze Welt.” This was Der Reichskriegsflagge. The flag is in generally good condition with 3 or 5 small moth holes. Color is still bright and collector availability is semi-rare. It does not have the rope securing device.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Cased Iron Cross First Class, WWII-1939 (Item WEHR 18-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very nice example of the Iron Cross First Class in proper presentation. It is slightly vaulted and hallmarked with ‘L/16,’ which is the code number for Steinhauer & Lück in Lüdenscheid. The condition is very fine with natural tarnish on the back. We do not clean them. The condition of the case is excellent plus. They are getting super scarce. We’ve hardly come across any in our Germany trips in the past 2 years. They have simply dried up. This one is particularly nice and with crisp swastika and letters. The case is in 100 percent condition and by one of the best of the makers. We see one inferior to this one on UK web sites at 350 pounds. We feel this one is priced quite reasonably.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Package of Soldiers’ Letters (Item WEHR 18-8)

DESCRIPTION: This is a stack of letters from and to German soldiers on the front and in the homeland. Some of them have an ‘x’ through the name; either they could not be found or were KIA. This group has the original string ties and many (almost all) or them have the eagle and swastika cancellations. This is a very important historical find from a glorious-to-sad epoch of European history.

PRICE: $175.00

 

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DDR Officer’s Dagger Soviet Zone Germany (Item WEHR 18-9)

DESCRIPTION: Why is this included? It’s included because it was carried by the postwar German Army and must be included in the history of the German Armed Forces and in recognition of the fact that WWII is a recognizable continuum. We have never signed a peace treaty with Germany and neither have the Soviets. So, in essence, all the politicians in the Fatherland today are nothing but allied-installed puppets and talking heads, and the NS government would, by fact, still be the only legitimate government. So, in fact, the dagger here, although not near as well constructed as the WWII version, is still a legitimate Wehrmacht Dolch and must be considered as such. Right after the wall came down and the two Germanys came together DDR uniforms were dumped all over the market in the many thousands to include many of these daggers. But now, years later, they have become quite scarce and highly sought after. The one we offer is special because if is in absolutely mint condition, is boxed, and has the hanger in silver-brocade finish. It also has the belt accoutrement for wear. Also included is an official guarantee slip form the manufacturer stamped and signed in Mühlausen. The box is sound, but has some wear from shipment and transportation here and there, but is acceptably fine for collector appreciation. The dagger is 15 inches long. The hanger’s about 11 inches long. The suspension top on the hangers is exactly like the WWII Heers hanger with the oak-leaf motif. The hangers themselves look like the WWII Luftwaffe type. The similarity ends there because the dagger itself cannot compare with the beauty of the WWII German officer’s model and the blade not being made in Solingen does not reflects that quality. The grip is plastic and rather homely. The DDR shield shows on the throat of the scabbard. The piece is serial numbered. As the disbursement was very closely monitored in the communist state that didn’t trust its people or even their soldiers with weapons unless they were very committed to the Soviet occupation, and we now know there were not many who were.

PRICE: $600.00

 

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Butter Knife from the 148th Jäger Regiment (Item WEHR 18-10; KMISC 1-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nice little piece of Besteck from an Imperial Jäger regiment. It has the regimental cipher, but without crown. It may be from the renowned regiment after WWI and possible in the NS era. It is in rather used shape, but all there. The ‘J.A. Henckels Solingen Zwillingswerk’ is inscribed on the blade in the fashion of later work by this firm. This is a nice and very collectable item.

PRICE: $55.00

 

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Militär Verwaltung Norwegen, Badge of the German Military (Item WEHR 18-11)

DESCRIPTION: Here is the badge of Wehrmacht officials in Norway. This was for the OKW (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht) and very few ever got to wear it. The black, white, and red colors of Germany are in beautiful enamel while the eagle is in solid silver. This was very official badge and it was the official ticket to enter extremely secure command posts and high-level meetings. The simple pin was used for the reason that the badge would often be removed at the request of a sentry who would be required to look at the ID of the wearer and the number that is stamped deeply into the back of the badge for further identification. This one bears the number ‘709.’ This is not to say that this is indicative that there were that many Verwaltung officials in Norway by any means. The badges were numbered from No. 1 to ??? for all the areas of German cooperation or liberation. This is indeed a very rare piece of Wehrmacht Third Reich history. By the way, the only ones found to date were examples used in France and Belgium. These are the only ones shown in books on the subject. The Verwaltung in Norway was very small and thus this particular badge is extremely rare.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Militär Verwaltung” Badge for Military Officials in the German Occupation of Belgium and France (Item WEHR 18-11a)

DESCRIPTION: This is basically the same as the one above except it’s smaller. Why??? We haven’t a clue! It has the official’s number “4019” on the back. It says the same as the other across the top: Militär Verwaltung, but below it says Belgien und N. Frankreich. These badges are extremely rare even though the one above is even rarer. They were only for OKW officials (Supreme Command of the Wehrmacht). They are always a gorgeous enameled badge in the black-white-red colors of N.S Germany with a silver eagle in its middle section that is floating across an open space. These are the only two we’ve seen in 25 years. Further information on this badge is that the German Army had a tradition dating from the 1700s of maintaining a separate branch of administrative officials attached to the army to oversee all administrative functions thus freeing up active army officers and allowing them to concentrate on actual military matters. The officials were responsible for all sorts of administrative duties from legal issues, educational involvement, and even pharmaceutical and medical intervention. Regulations of March 27, 1937, recognized these high-ranking officials and instituted the new orders and regulations governing their authority. In 1939, it was mandated that this officialdom status would be for the duration of the war. We do not know for sure when the badge was instituted or exactly which of the government officials it was issued to, but as you can see in the above narrative that similar badges were also used in occupied Norway and as we have pointed out, they came in two sizes.

PRICE:  $700.00; Truly rare!

 

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German Anti-Churchill Propaganda Parody (Item WEHR 18-12)

DESCRIPTION: This piece of iron art depicts old Churchill kneeling at the coast of Great Britain with his brass pot and ever-present cigar, while the German soldier pees in the pot from the French coastline. (Reference to Dunkirk era. The inscription seems to indicate that with his pot Churchill was trying to "capture" German ships, but got fooled and only captured German urine). Piece measures 5 ¾ X 4 inches and has a hanging device on back.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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German Army Commemorative Plate (Item WEHR 18-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is a commemorative plate of the type that a German soldier would purchase at the base PX as a remembrance of his service time in the army. This one is for the Inf. Regt. 514. Interesting in that it has the universal luck symbol (the 4-leafed clover) as its company logo for Company No. 16. I believe the numbers in the oak leaves represent other designations of the unit in other historical epochs. The decoration looks to be either hand painted or possibly done with a hand-placed template because you can feel it rise from the porcelain surface. There are a couple of minute firing imperfections almost unnoticeable. It’s a very beautiful presentation of the detail. It measures 9 1/2 inches in diameter.

PRICE: $275.00

 

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Wehrmacht (Das Heer) Ribbon Bar (reconstructed) (Item WEHR 18-14)

DESCRIPTION: This is a nine-award ribbon bar reconstructed from original ribbons and devices. This is one of the ribbon bars constructed from all 100-percent genuine ribbons and tiny devices by a German gentleman who puts them together on the rare occasion from genuine parts. Not long ago a character who is anything but a gentleman and who hides in one of those infamous fools’ forums decided to attack these assembled ribbon bars saying that they weren’t original. Well, folks, that’s because his limited vocabulary does not comprehend the word reconstruction. Well, so what? Anyway, this reconstructed bar is comprised of WWI Iron Cross Second Class with 1939 clasp, the WWI Iron Cross with Hohenzollern crown and swords (special), and at least four medals I don’t recognize, plus the Heers Long-Service (4-year) Medal, the 1914 Service Medal, etc. This is very nice bar with great devices regardless of the x-spurt’s inane comments. At Germania, we tell it as it is!

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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Wehrmacht (Das Heer) Ribbon Bar (reconstructed) (Item WEHR 18-15)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice, colorful ribbon bar with great devices on all 8 ribbons which comprise the WWI Iron Cross with 1939 clasp; next, one I don’t recognize; then, an Imperial Bavarian bar with crown and swords; another one I don’t know; then, the 1914 Service Cross; then, the 4-Year Heers Long-Service Medal; and finally, a Hungarian medal with swords. This bar is put together with 100-percent original WWII ribbon and devices by an aged German gentleman who has had access to such. Regardless of sniping by forum x-spurts, this is one beautiful reconstructed bar.

PRICE:  SOLD

 

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25-Mission Panzer Assault Badge (Item WEHR 18-17)

DESCRIPTION: The Panzerkampfabzeichen badge was designed by Ernst Peekhaus of Berlin, and submitted to the OKH for approval. Generaloberst von Brauchitsh instituted the badge on December 20, 1939. After June 1943, the basic badge was considered inadequate to represent long and continued service with armored units engaging in successive battles. The basic pattern was modified to incorporate the numbers ’25,’ ’50,’ '5,’ and ‘100’ to represent an accumulation of days in actual combat. The badge for ‘25’ and ‘50’ were finished in bronze. The badge we offer here is in very fine condition and is the 25-engagement example by ‘JFS’ and so marked. The pin and pin retainer has the slight wobble to it as collectors like to see. The pin axis at the back seems to have shifted somewhat and we can see where the German soldier tried to push it back, but it is not going anywhere (firm and strong!) with the slightest wear at the eagle’s wingtip from the adjustment effort; nothing that detracts from an otherwise perfect badge.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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WWII Pannwitz Cossack Outfit “Kuban Brotherhood of the Steppes” (Item WEHR 18-18)

DESCRIPTION: This was the traditional costume Tscherkesska with German eagle affixed. Why? From the summer of 1941, numerous Red Army soldiers, prisoners or deserters, joined the ranks of the German army to participate in the war against the USSR and Stalin. With varied motives, often ideological, but equally often material, these men were formed into a multiplicity of small units (Osttruppen) spread all over the front and whose numbers continued to grow. Among these "volunteers" were the Cossacks. Forming a warrior population, they appeared in the Ukraino-Russian steppes in the 15th century and were enlisted by the Tsars into armed communities. The latter, led by their Atamans, enjoyed a certain independence and were employed within the confines of the Imperial army to guard the frontiers of the Empire. During the Civil War the majority of the Cossacks fought on the "White" side, and when defeated, were persecuted by Stalin and deprived of their lands and liberties. The arrival of the German forces in the Cossack regions during the summer of 1942 was regarded by them as an unexpected chance to topple the communist regime and regain their ancient rights. The Germans, who were well aware of the Cossacks' valor, exploited that strong current of sympathy by forming auxiliary Cossack units in the summer of 1942 and then, thanks to the untiring efforts of General Helmuth von Pannwitz, revived a true Cossack "army" with all its traditions: the Cossack Cavalry Division, which became the Cossack Cavalry Corps. In September 1943, the division was sent to Yugoslavia to fight the communist partisans. A year later, in September 1944, the Cossack families, who had been forced from their lands by the advance of the Red Army, but hoped to be given a new territory in Byelorussia, emigrated once again and settled near the operational area of the Cossack Cavalry Corps in northern Italy. When the surrender was signed on & May 1945, all the Cossacks, combatants in the Cavalry Corps and émigré’s serving as officers, found themselves in southern Austria where they surrendered to the British forces. These Cossacks rallied to Hitler because of their hatred of communism and not through ideology. A story with tragic undertones which ended in a human drama: the handing over to the Soviet authorities by the British of the Cossacks who had served Hitler, almost 50,000 men, women, the elderly, and children, who were either executed, herded into concentration camps, or deported for forced labor. The outfit we offer is complete with tunic, Tcherkeska, trousers, shirt, and the Cossack girdle with niello-decorated sword hanger. Included is the Kubanka, or hat. The eagle that was added to the tunic was usually affixed with glue made from horse hoofs. They were seldom sewn; in case the individual Cossack envisioned he was about to be captured this eagle was easily shed and this type glue could be completely peeled off in a split second leaving no trace. In other words, the outfits worn by the traitors, i.e., the units that stayed with the reds, wore essentially the same outfits minus the eagle. To be caught with the German insignia was tantamount to a sure, slow, horrible death. The grouping here presented should be considered a fitting memorial to the bravery and devotion of these noble warriors of the steppes.

PRICE: $2,850.00; complete set

 

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WW II Iron Cross Second Class (Item WEHR 18-19)

DESCRIPTION:We have several Iron Crosses, unmarked Second Class with ribbons that we were able to buy on our last buying trip to Germany. They are 100 percent genuine and range from almost perfect to a few that might be said to be at least used (first come, first served). We will not grade them here, but when you write we can tell you the condition of the one you will receive. The price is consistent on them all, but if we get down to the well–used ones, we will possibly adjust with you at that time. At the moment most of them are 100 percent you surely will be more than satisfied.

PRICE: $198.00

 

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Freikorps Ring (Leering Skull) (Item WEHR 18-20; FREI 1-2)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the favorite ring styles of the Freikorps troops who saved Germany from the red menace in the 1920s. The skull is very similar to the “Werewolf” faction of the Free Corps. But skulls were used by several of these fierce combat-ready troops. See Item WEHR 3-2. The Freikorps is credited with being the one element that saved Germany from inclusion in the monstrous Soviet system of horror. Forever must its memory be preserved. The ring is clearly marked with ‘835’ silver designation inside. This is a handsome rare addition to any Kampfzeit collection.

PRICE: $250.00

 

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