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Hermann Göring

Page 11


 

Early Days
Herman Göring
As Storm Troop Leader (early) in the years known as Der Kampfzeit


 

Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Generalmajor Karl Bodenschatz

Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
The pedestal
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Hermann's crest
Goring Wedding Present
Emmy's crest
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
The dedication
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Note the crests
Goring Wedding Present
The oak decor
Goring Wedding Present
Close-up of stag handles
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
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Goring as WWI ace
Goring Wedding Present
Emmy as actress
Goring Wedding Present
The wedding
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Goring Wedding Present
Göring wearing the special “Wedding Sword”
Goring Wedding Present
The reception
Goring Wedding Present
Generalmajor Bodenschatz

Goring Wedding Present
Karl Bodenschatz wearing Luftwaffe cap at left
The Wedding Gift to Hermann Göring and Wife from Göring’s Chief Luftwaffe Aide (Item GOR 11-1)

DESCRIPTION: This has to be one of the greatest finds we have ever come up with! “Germania Scores Again!” This is fantastic! There are really no adequate words to describe it and unfortunately the pictures do not really do it full justice. It is astoundingly beautiful! This is the wedding present to Hermann Göring and his wife, formerly Emmy Sonnemann, a well-known actress of the time. The wedding took place on 10 April 1935 in Berlin. The event was celebrated like the marriage of an Emperor, bringing tens of thousands of German citizens into the streets near the Berlin Cathedral where the ceremony took place. His best man was of course the Chancellor and Führer Adolf Hitler. The Pastor who married them was Reich’s Bishop Muller who was famous in his own right as a theologian who helped to found the German Christian following Deutsche Christian. He supported a revisionist view of “Christ the Aryan” or a heroic Jesus, as well as a plan of purifying Christianity of what he deemed Jewish corruption and this included purging large parts of the Old Testament.

Now! The punch bowl was a gift from the man who Hermann Göring considered his closest friend Karl Bodenschatz who was a Göring Chief aide from 1933 to 1945. Bodenschatz was born in Rehau, Bavaria and in 1910 he enlisted in the 8th Bavarian Infantry Regiment and was a cadet at the War Academy in Metz until 1912. Following the outbreak of the First World War he saw active infantry service and participated in the Battle of Verdun. After being wounded four times, in 1916 he transferred to the Deutsche Luftstreitkrafte as adjutant to Jagdegeschwader 2 and then Jagdgeschwader 1 as the adjutant to Manfred von Richthofen, based at Avenes-le-sac. In June 1918 Hermann Göring took over command of the squadron after Richtofen’s death. After the war he joined the Reichswehr as a regular officer and served in the 21st infantry regiment from 1919 until April 1933, he had maintained a friendship with Göring and joined the Luftwaffe as Göring’s military adjutant and served in this capacity until 1938.  During World War II he was liaison officer between Hitler’s headquarters and the Commander-Chief of the Luftwaffe, until he was seriously injured in 1944 in the 20 July plot bomb at the Wolf’s Lair headquarters in Rastenburg, East Prussia.  He was fortunate to survive the explosion as two officers immediately to his left and one to his right were killed.

Medals and Honors:
Iron Cross (1914) 2nd and 1st Class Wound Badge (1914) in Silver
Order of the Zahringer Lion
Military Merit Order (Bavaria) (4th Class with swords)
Golden N.S. Party Badge
German Cross (1942) in Silver
Wound Badge of 20 July 1944

Bodenschatz was also Göring’s wingmen flying beside him during victory after victory! After the tragic death of the Red Baron it became the duty of the young twenty seven year old Bodenschatz to officially hand over “the wooden cane” that symbolized command of the famous fighter squadron (The Flying Circus) to Hermann Wilhelm Göring. So you can see why Marshal (later Reichsmarshal Göring) felt so close to this man and vice versa. So in keeping with this mutual admiration and Kameradenschaft that Karl Bodenschatz felt compelled to give a very special gift to the couple when they wed.  And special it is!  It is a large punch bowl and it is ‘Göringesque” all the way! Göring was an avid hunter and conservationist. He was an organizer and politician extraordinaire but his greatest love besides his first and second wives and daughter was the hunt. He had many offices in the Reich but the one he enjoyed most was that of being the Reichsforst und Jagermeister (Reich Master of the Hunt). After his government duties and in between, his full attention was given to not only hunting but to conservation projects as well. In 1933, Göring acquired a vast estate in the Schorfheide Forest in Brandenburg and he built his great manner House there. It was named Carinhall in memory of his first wife Carin (see the ring presented to him by Carin in the Germania site Gor 10-15). At this mansion in the forest Göring had a treasure trove of art, bronzes, paintings, porcelains, probably one of the finest collections of what we would call ‘real’ art in the world.  He was often referred to as the modern Falstaff and he assumed the role very well and his predilection for the collection of fine art and antiques was world known and gifts were bestowed upon him by Party comrades and those seeking the favor of his man who was only second to Adolf Hitler in power and importance.  Many gifts that he received were equated with his favorite pastime (hunting). Thus such presents as hunting swords and daggers from the past and the present were given to him on his birthday and for other prominent dates such as Teutonic festival days, involving events of historic importance (see our writings and pictures at Gor 6-4 and Goring 7-1 plus Gor 8-14). So the punch bowl that Karl Bodenschatz presented to his boss and bride would certainly have been completely commensurate for not only the occasion but it couldn’t have been a better choice to delight the Master of the Hunt. The vessel is so much “Göring” all over that it certainly would have brought about an ecstatic exultant joy to both the Bride and Groom.  Everything, all the conception and artistic composition of this piece is suggestive of the hunt. From the wood grouse on the crest of the lid to the Fallow deer heads that serve as handles at the sides and the pictured wild boar scene while on the reverse side the great red stag faces off against the hunting hound and I think the hound was” wised up.” Pine cones and oak branches are sculptured all over the piece. The bowl and top measure about 18 inches high with the dimensions of the lid and mouth opening of 9 ½ inches. The ladle measures 18 inches long while the cup of the ladle is 5 inches across and 3 inches wide the only markings we have found are on the back of the ladle and there is the logo and seal of the Wagner Firm that was famous for the manufacture of silver and silver plated items. Wagner made some of the tableware and accoutrements for Hitler at the Berghof and Reich’s Chancellery. He also made the earlier special frames that the Fuhrer presented with dedication and signature to close friends, VIPs and heroes that he wished to honor. Later examples were made by Wellner (not to be confused with Wagner) believe this punch bowl may have been made by WMF- Wurtembergische Metallwaren Fabrik. This was the most famous of the firms of Germany producing metal tableware. The company was founded in 1853 and enjoyed a popularity from those early times back then and especially later in Hitler’s Reich. They even produced bronze and white metal busts of the Führer and his entourage. The ladle might have been made separately by Wagner.  The ladle is very stylish and bears the crest of Herman Göring on its upper handle portion.  

Now! The legend or pronouncement that General Bodenschatz commissioned to be put on the vessel is as follows:

 Mit Den besten Wünschen Fur Das Jungvermahlte Ehepaar und Viel Gluck In der Zukunft Unseres Heiligen Deutschen Reichs.  Von Deinem Alten Kameraden Bodenschatz General Der Flieger 10 April 1943 Translated this works out to -- With my best wishes for the honorable young pair and much luck in the future of our Holy German Reich.

Above this inscription and on each side of the Fallow deer head handles are the crests of Hermann Göring on one side and Emmy Sandman on the other, both in shields adhered to the bowl. On the other side (the reverse) is a poem or song that was a favorite of both Göring and Bodenschatz. It was appropriately a song of the German hunters (Jager). This was absolutely appropriate that this particular song would be placed on this hunting motif punch bowl presented by one avid hunter to another. The song is from early times and speaks of a hunter in the green forest of Kurpfalz in the German Palatinate. The song is beautifully lyrical and you can hear it in several places on U-tube by typing into Google “Ein Jager Von Kurpfalz”. So it occurred to General Bodenschatz that this beloved song and lyrics should be engraved in part on the gift to his best friend and boss. The song goes-  

Ein Jager aus Kurpfalz
Der reitet Durch den
Grünen Wald und
Schiesst das wild Daher
Gleich wie es ihm Gefäut
Juja, Juja
Gar Lustig is der
Jagerei
Allhier auf grüner Heid,
Allhier auf grüner heid

* Translation:
A hunter form the Kurpfalz
Who rides through the green forest
And he shoots the deer, therefore
Just as he passes
Juja Juja
Lots of joy comes from the art of hunting
Here on the green heartland
Here on the green Heartland
Underneath the lyrics it says
Waidmanns heil! “Hunters Greeting!”

Göring and Emmy must have been thrilled to receive such a magnificent gift that fit in so well with the décor of their estate.  Rustic but dramatic and appropriate. Nothing could have been more welcomed or appreciated. A handsome utilitarian object presented by a Kriegskamerad from the days of glory, high adventure and aerial warfare over the skies of Europe. Much later when things were the darkest for civilized Europe and the Fatherland Hermann Göring moved many of his art treasures and antiques to Castle Veldenstein, a great fortress castle first mentioned in historical records in 1269. The castle had a great history of warfare and it was the place that saw many royal personages and historic events. This castle was inherited by Göring from his Godfather Ritter (Knight) Hermann von Epenstein. The Reichsmarshal assumed that though Germany was about to lose the war in 1945 at least the art objects would be safe in the castle. He knew that looting would no doubt occur by the jubilant Russian barbarians and the Coca Cola drinking, gum chewing Americans and the vengeful Brits and French. Little did he know that ‘unconditional surrender” would evolve in not just looting but mass murder and rape of German woman, innocent  citizens and military personal  were now being exterminated in keeping with the Morgenthau  plan. In the case of the anticommunist Russians who served beside their German comrades  the Brits and Americans saw to it that hapless men, women and children were turned over to the tender mercies of the Reds and the trial before a ‘Star Chamber’ court was convened in Nuremberg where the leaders of the Reich would be put before these Kangaroo proceedings and many of them foully murdered by hanging often for alleged participation in events that the self-same ‘judges’ knew full well that were repeatedly performed by the GI’s, Tommies and especially the Reds, of course this evidence was not allowed to be entered. In any case, the treasures including the punch bowl were moved from Carinhalle to the Castle Veldenstein, but Göring never saw them again. We know that the U.S. army sent earth moving machines to the castle in 1945 hoping to unearth what they expected to find, namely a horde of treasures buried there. Actually nothing was buried, it was all neatly stacked on shelves and the paintings were on the walls.  However, G I Joe found nothing whatever. Why?  Because the townspeople had removed it and hidden it in their homes and barns for many years. Were they looters? We really don’t think of them as such. They just didn’t want to see items like the punch bowl that meant so much to the man they called Unsere Hermann decorating a Chicago Barber pool hall or a U.S. Veterans Lodge. They still thought a lot of this great and gracious man even at this the lowest point in German history. It was practically worse than the Black Plague. Several years ago a German sometimes dealer visited the town of Veldenstein and when he met a few of these aged townsfolk and managed to find out what they had taken back in 45, he began to meet others and he was able to procure many items from the Göring Collection. However the articles that were of the greatest historic value (National Treasures) were eventually turned over the Bundist German government. The great paintings, Rubens, etc.

But the more personal items such as this punch bowl remained with the townspeople. This dealer exclusively sells to us and we have purchased several important pieces from him and it is good that the items are preserved for future generations. They will be treasured and when Revisionist History has finally triumphed (as it will) then Hermann Göring will be celebrated as the man he was.  A man against time and in the German language an  Enormen (Giant) not Belanglosen (inconsequentials) such as the judges at Nuremberg who were in our opinion were simply Planetary Bacilli.  In the eternal scenario Hermann Göring was and is one of the most important men of the 20th century.  WWI ace, political genius, foremost builder of the modern air power, loyal husband, and father and a brave Teutonic fighter right to the end. There will surely be those who strongly disagree but after all is said and done they are also ’Belanglosen’.



PRICE: SOLD--Even though sold, we leave this information intact to illustrate the quality of important items handled by Germania International LLC.

*P.S. Our references to the Reds in this narrative does not refer to all Russian people at all. We respect and admire many of these good people today as hard working individuals honest and loyal. And we know that the Russia of Vladimir Putin is not the Russia of Stalin. We refer to the Mongol hordes who listened to the likes of the communist commissars and Ilya Ehrenberg as they left a trail of murder and mayhem in their 1945-46 tour of the sacred Teutonic fatherland. We love and respect the memory of Tsar Nicholas II and his family and it is well that Nicholas has been declared a saint and Hermann Wilhelm Goring felt this way about it also.              

 

Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Artist's signature
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Note fineness of marble base
Greek Centaur Statue
Centaur & Eros
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue
Centaur Chiron instructs young
Achilles - Ancient Roman fresco
Greek Centaur Statue
Greek Centaur Statue

Statue of Centaurs from Greek Mythology from the Hermann Goring Collection (Item GOR 11-2, BRONZE 1-1 & KSTATUE 5-10

DESCRIPTION: This is a very rare and beautiful bronze statue by C.B. Albert a famed artist who was the creator of many fine statuary figures. The bronze depicts the famed Greek mythological figure Centaurs with a captured young virgin female. The bronze cast is of the finest quality imaginable in a metal sculpture.

The Legend:   Centaurs was the Father of the race of mythological beasts known as the Centaurs of Ixionidae. The Centaurs are half man, half horse.  They were said in Greek mythology to be wild, savage and lustrous.  They were widely known for their extreme drunkenness as it is said that the Centaurs could not hold their liquor at all, and were drunk all the time.  So you see an example of this drunken lust in the depiction we offer of Centaurs with the “damsel in distress”. So realistically portrayed that after viewing it for a time you will start to believe in mythological beasts. This is a big and very heavy bronze.  It stands 21 inches high including its beautiful three piece marble base that is a work of art in itself.  Absolutely stunning!  The center portion of the statue is about 18 inches from the front hoof to the end of the tail.  The statue actually was from Castle Veldenstein, Goring’s estate where he had moved his innumerable treasures near the end of the war.  But, we do not add a nickel to the price because of this.  The statue stands on its own merit as a meaningful masterpiece of the sculptor’s art. We have managed to procure many things from the Goring’s estate, Veldenstein, and we have elsewhere on the site explained how this came about but again this is in fact a Göring possession but not sold based upon this fact.  You must appreciate this statue for what it is artistically, and although we know it would have been the art most enjoyed and collected by ‘Unser Hermann’ (Our Hermann as he was called by the German populace).  It has no presentation plaque or any other proof of his ownership.  It is exactly what his artistic preference would be in fact we also like it very much. We have been known to be the web site that has featured some of the best and most important examples of this ancient art form.  You can read much more about Centaurs by putting the name into Google and the Wikipedia explanation will come up and it is quite informative on the subject. You can also see the painting from which this bronze was depicted.

PRICE: SOLD

 

Goring Bronze Plaque

Goring Bronze Plaque
Goring Bronze Plaque
Goring Bronze Plaque
Goring Bronze Plaque
Reverse of plaque
Goring Bronze Plaque
Artist's name
Plaque with the Likeness of Hermann Goring (Item GOR 11-4)

DESCRIPTION: This is a very nice depiction of the Reichsmarshal Hermann Goring In the days of the “Kampfzeit” (the struggle for power 1924-33).  This is the young vibrant Party Member who was a World War One air ace with 22 kills in that conflict.  He won the Pour Le, Merite (the Blue Max) and you can see that prestigious medal won at the neck in the image   The plaque measures 6 ½ x 9 ½ inches.  The artist H. Marx outdid himself in capturing the pensive but determined look of ‘Unser Hermann’ the name that he was known by in the admiration of the German people.  I could go on and on about this great man and his accomplishments and his super protracted interest in anything artistic and cultural.  He truly was a human dynamo that wore many hats (literally) and in his many offices within the Reich apparatus.   This is an excellent find for the Germanophile and collector.

PRICE: $450.00


 

Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft
Carinhalle
Goring Petschaft
Goring Petschaft

Wax Seal Stamp (Petshaft) from the Home of Hermann Göring (Carinhalle) (Item GOR 11-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a sealing stamp done up in Art Deco style from Carinhalle the palatial mansion of Reichsmarshal Hermann Göring. This is characteristic of the elegant expressionism of everything belonging to this man who was called the ‘modern day Falstaff’. His predisposition to collect the finest of everything has been historically noted.  Even down to a little tool such as this (petshaft) must be stylized and handsome and this piece certainly is that!  It measures a little over 3 inches in length and the round stamp portion it supports is about the size of an American 5 cent coin about 1 inch in diameter.  The design is fashioned to have the look of a theatrical column with a crown decorated with floral design. The round stamper has the Göring crest that depicts an armored human arm which in its hand portion is a clutched ring; some say this is reminiscent of the ring of the Nebelungen from Wagnerian opera. Under this is the H.G. for Hermann Göring. The piece is surprisingly light – it must be hollow. The historical importance is obvious and the price most reasonable. For such a rare piece!

PRICE: $1,750.00


 

Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
835 Silver designation
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
With Albert Speer
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
With the chief
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Goring Silver Ring
Wipe off that smile, Hermann
Goring Silver Ring
Hermann Goring Silver Crest Ring (Item GOR 11-6)

DESCRIPTION: This is a ring in silver that bears the full family crest of Hermann Wilhelm Goring who at the time of its designing was the Minister President in the German State of Prussia and of the Reich. This was in the early years of the Third Reich; In July 1940 Hitler promoted Goring to Reichsmarshall Des Grossdeutschen-Reichs, a special rank which made him senior to all Army and Air Force Field Marshals. It also reinforced his status as Hitler’s chosen successor. Goring was known for his extravagant tastes and spectacular clothing. My personal friend the ace Stuka pilot, Hans Ulrich Rudel, recalled twice meeting with Goring when his chief was dressed in elaborate colorful clothing.  First a medieval hunting costume while practicing archery along with his doctor and the second time dressed in a russet toga fastened with a golden clasp, smoking an abnormally large pipe. 

At his opulent estate’ Karinhalle”  in east Prussia he maintained a collection of the finest in art ever assembled outside of the Louvre in Paris or the Hermitage in Russia.  Although an astute statesman and organizer with the rebuilding of Germany’s Air Force to his credit and his diligent work and success in the famed “Four Year Plan”, he was a human dynamo while wearing many ‘hats’. He was involved in almost every project of the Reich agendas; all this can be found on the web if one can wade through the negative propaganda sewn by the victors of WWII and the traditional enemies of the West.  The lies and distortions will of course be rampant, but at least you will be able to learn something about the life and career of this individual who history has called the ‘Last Renaissance Man’.  Goring loved jewelry as well as he did clothing and he had many rings in his personal collection.  They were in all shapes and sizes, but all had some personal features such as examples with the armored arm or the stag’s head that was emblematic of his status as Reich’s Forest Master and Master of the Hunt and that was just one of his many official positions within the Reich. He was very proud of his family crest and he was possibly a bit vain when he would present as gifts rings with is family crest as the main design.  This ring that we offer is most certainly one of these.  The firm of Franz Schnell of Halle an Salle produced these rings for “Unser Hermann” and Schell was one of Goring’s favorite jewelers.  The other was Herbert Zeitner of Berlin. Please go to our home page and look at the  narrative with the title “About Our Rings and Silver Insignia”  you will see how we ended up with hundreds of beautiful  jewelry items that were produced by Franz Schnell & Son.  This was our greatest jewelry purchase ever; the ring is again decorated with the full family coat of arms, not just the crest, which would be the armored arm with a ring clutched in the fist. This ring is highly detailed and large in proportion as would be the obvious choice of Herr Goring and Schnell did a masterful job of producing it in pure silver. It is well known that articles in gold were ideologically prohibited in the Third Reich because there had been so many speeches casting admonishments leveled against that particular metal being the “Manna” of the Jews! However Hermann Goring because of his importance within the Reich apparatus was able to defy this logic and he owned and wore many pieces crafted in gold.

This ring was also produced by Schnell in gold but we do not have one of these here, but if you read the suggested narrative posted you will know that part of this treasure trove is still in Germany and among it are at least two of the gold rings. If you are interested in a gold example, arrangements can be made to procure one of these for you so please inquire.

PRICE: $675.00  in Silver
PRICE: Inquire for price in gold

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring
Take notice of the shape of the ring's unique framing.

 

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

 

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring
Note the sardonyx's
translucent quality.

Goring's Sardonyx Ring
Look at the ring
on his middle finger.

 

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

Goring's Sardonyx Ring

A Magnificent Göring Ring (Item GOR 11-7)

DESCRIPTION: This is one of the most beautiful Third Reich rings ever seen, and it was designed by Professor Herbert Zeitner, one of Hermann Göring’s favorite jewelers in Berlin. The other jeweler he used to a great extent was Franz Schnell of Franz Schnell & Sohn of Halle on the Saale River. It was in the shop of Herr Schnell that this ring and another two like it were found. To learn more about how this ring and many other pieces of fine jewelry were found, procured, and offered read the narrative at “About our Rings and Silver Insignia”. Schnell was basically a silversmith, while Professor Zeitner worked in silver as well as gold. We know the ring, although found with Herr Schnell, was designed by Zeitner because the other two were marked inside with the “Z.” And the Zeitner logo, for some reason on this one that we offer was not. It has only the 835 silver stamp inside. Why? We can only speculate that possibly it was never stamped but, was ready to be and Schnell, who had it and was authorized to use Zeitner’stamp, perhaps just had not gotten around to it? Regardless, this is obviously made by Schnell as he was the only ring producer in Third Reich Germany who made rings with enameled side-shank insets such as this one has. Zeitner did not do this, but he did design it. The beautiful insets are Hermann Görings initials “H.G.;” one initial per side. This was the Schnell specialty and his unique manner of signature is completely unique to his work. No other maker in Third Reich Germany accomplished this special effect. The ring is in a very large size as Göring’s fingers were quite big. Göring was to my way of thinking a virtual Germanic Teutonic hero for myriad reasons, but we also know he was very vain. He wore many items of unusual jewelry: Self-designed or by Professor Zeitner or Herr Schnell. He was known to give as gifts rings that had his own family crest on them. One such ring can be seen at GOR 11-6, above. Schnell produced many of these rings for Reichsmarshal Göring, who indeed gave them as presents to guests and political associates. This ring that we offer here is not one of the gift rings. It was undoubtedly a personal accoutrement for the Reichsmarshal, himself. The ring is singularly beautiful. It has a large sardonyx stone mounted in the center on which is the Hermann Göring family crest in silver with the familiar design of the armored arms with rings extended in the mailed fist. The sides as we have stated have the initials “H.G.” in beautiful enamel marquetry style. Our pictures presented here will give you an idea of the remarkable excellence that Schnell achieved in the construction of this magnificent ring. Sardonyx and rubies were Göring’s favorite gem stones; the translucent quality of this sardonyx is of top quality (Naturally!) We have been so indubitably fortunate to have been able to purchase these “Aladdin’s Cave” treasures in Halle, and it gives us great pleasure to be able to pass these unparalleled rich relics along to the collector’s world. Certainly this one would rate as one of the best!

PRICE: $4,950.00

 

 

 

Goring Rifle
 
Goring Rifle

Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
   
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Take note of the flowers
Goring Rifle
More flowers emerge when level
is depressed
Goring Rifle
When flowers go back, you
cannot see the lines around
them (amazing!)
Goring Rifle
Note fineness of the wood
Goring Rifle
Small bone insert
Goring Rifle
Markings & serial number
Goring Rifle
The Goring crest
Goring Rifle
Presentation plate on stock
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Safety button
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Goring Rifle
Unser Hermann!
Goring Rifle
Goring & Marshall Balbo with
the double rifle 1935
Goring Rifle
The hunt begins, Rominten 1934
Goring Rifle
Hunting lodge, Rominten
Goring Rifle
Hunting with Polish Ambassador
Goring Rifle
Carinhalle 1936
Goring Rifle
Another of his rifles
Goring Rifle
Polish bison (compare with
trigger guard)
Goring Rifle
Carinhalle
Goring Rifle
Friend of the animals
Goring Rifle
Special running game sight on
the rifle
Goring Rifle
Patent for the special sight
Goring Rifle
The patent for Schiwy

Hermann Göring’s Greatest Rifle Presented by the City of Suhl (Item GOR 11-7a)

DESCRIPTION: Here, finally, is the item that can be called the best, the finest and most wonderful item of Third Reich history that has ever turned up. Considering its fantastic historical significance, its beauty and the masterpiece of a weapon that it truly is! Several master artisans at the top of their trade were involved in producing this state of the art rifle; no expense, nor time was spared in producing this weapon. The only comparison today with the engraving on this gun would be the work of master engraver Henrik Fruehauf in Schleusingen Germany. A few years ago, Herr Fruehauf wrote an article in an American gun magazine. The title and subtitle of the article was Richard Werner’s Masterpiece (What else could it be?). He noted that the Autumn 2000 Waffenschmied Journal showed a J.P. Sauer & Son shotgun action on the cover and he said he had a story to tell about that unusual piece. He then goes on to relate that he, through tedious persistence, was able to come up with imprints and photos of guns and engravers of the last 100 years in the city of Suhl, Germany and just a short time ago he was able to add to this collection information about Richard Werner and his son Paul. He retrieved a photo of that aforementioned shotgun action that was masterfully engraved by Richard Werner. 

Werner was born in Berlin in 1863 and died in Suhl in 1940. He started his career at the Reich's-mint in Berlin and was later an independent master engraver at the J P. Sauer & Sohn company in Suhl. He trained August Heym, and August Rol, two outstanding engravers. Richard Werner’s son Paul was also an engraver at Sauer and later had his own business. The shotgun shown in Fruehauf’s article has a crown of royalty and initials in gold and a monogram on the trigger guard. It was determined that this was most likely made for a German Royal house between 1900 and 1920. The years were determined by the shape of the action. The workmanship of that shotgun is very comparable to that of the Göring rifle that is featured here.

From circumspect extrapolation, we believe we can pretty safely assume that it was Richard Werner who did the exquisite engraving on the rifle. We will borrow the words of the subtitle of Henrick Fruehaufs book to say “Who else could it be?”  If the weapons city of Suhl wanted to present a special gun to this man the  favored patron of the shooting sports would they have used any other when Richard Werner? It wouldn’t be tortured reasoning to make such an assumption.  Another assumption but well founded is that the gun maker was a special model and was begun as a basic J.P. Sauer rifle. But anything but basic is the fact that it was not made in the factory and the gunsmith was very probably August Peter who was an independent master gun maker in the city of Suhl. He made almost all of the special models for the Sauer Company. We have deduced that the construction of the weapon began in 1933 but was not finished until 1934. There is some information that the gun was born as a model # 33 Sauer before it was modified and it is more than probable that August Peter did the modifications, once the city of Suhl decided to present the rifle to Hermann Göring. There is no manufacturer's name on the gun but the absence of a name is not at all unusual. In the 20’s and 30’s in the city of Suhl, the presentation gun trade for the most part was pursued by a professional gun guild whose members were dedicated to not only making the weapons but also making positively sure that the precision and quality was worthy of the city and the gunsmith trade within Stadt -Suhl. The guilds were known to bring together the greatest of the craftsmen engaged in this noble and prestigious occupation once a special presentation piece was planned.

They all had separate specialties; for instance, one man might produce rifle barrels while another was a wood carver (Par-Excellence,) and he might have produced stocks while still another was a master engraver and did the wonderful artistic décor. That would be the most outstanding feature of the grand project to be undertaken. In this way a weaponry masterpiece would be the result and it would be an exemplary, meritorious production worthy of presentation to Kings, Princes and nobles of the landed gentry and in this case a greatly admired political leader and respected environmentalist Extraordinaire!

Generally in this case there would be a ceremony of presentation befitting the dignified occasion usually sponsored by the mayor and city council. We certainly believe this had to have been the case when Göring received this elegant gift that can only be called a Suhl masterpiece. History records that Hermann was like a boy with his first B-B gun, when the city would always give him an outstanding gun on each Christmas day. He loved the weapons and doted over them like a lioness with her cub. Nothing could be a greater gift to “Unser Hermann (Our Hermann). It has been suggested and it is probably true that he or an aide might have dropped a bit of a friendly hint about his preferences when this the grandest of German holidays approached.

Göring was as we have indicated beloved of the German common folk and all classes. He was greatly admired because of his bravery in the air war in World War One (he was a fighter ace with 22 kills). They also liked him for what has been noted by historians as his common touch, regardless of his high offices. He also had a gift of a frolicsome good humor and the upper classes held him in high esteem not so much because of his Prussian aristocratic background but because of his promotion of the arts and his introduction and enforcement of the hunting sports and the important and sensible game laws he promoted and legislated. The now famed “ReichsJadgesetz” hunter's protection  law of 1934 was instituted also in the same year that this rifle was presented to the Reichsjagermeister and it does emerge as more than a coincidence that the “finest ever” Suhl built hunting rifle would be presented to him in the end of that auspicious and meaningful “year of the Hunt”!

The Rifle: This utterly magnificent rifle was produced in Suhl, the city long associated with the production of guns of warfare, sport, and hunting, going back to the age of the early Renaissance. Suhl was the major producer of cannon throughout the seventeenth and subsequent centuries. A major arms company that was located in Suhl for almost 200 years was J.P. Sauer and Sohn GMBH. The major producer of hunting rifles, shotguns and pistols. Other well-known names in Suhl included Simson (BSW) Gustloff Werke, and Merkel but of all of these mentioned, it would seem appropriate that the city fathers would pick a rifle from J.P. Sauer and Sohn for the basic beginnings for this very special weapon to be presented to Hermann Göring who was known to be the successor to Adolf Hitler in the event of Hitler’s death.  He at that time was the Minister President and Minister of the Interior of Prussia and the Minister for Aviation and he was the founder of and chief of the Gestapo (later turned over to Himmler). He wore many hats in his grand bevy of offices in the Third Reich. He was literally a human dynamo! But also he has been called the last Renaissance Man alluding to his very considerable interest and participation in the collecting and preservation of Germanic art and culture.

Of the greatest importance to the saga of the rifle we review here is that in 1933 Hermann Goring was appointed and given the title of Reichsjagermeister (Master of the Hunt) by Hitler and this among all the of the titles he bore, was his favorite office and he excelled in this work of enacting laws and regulations for the protection of the German forest and animals. Many of the game preservation laws and environmental policies that he personally initiated are still in use today. The city of Suhl particularly admired him and his preservation endeavors for many reasons just as the German public did in those years. The populace called him “Unser Hermann.” The city fathers of course did not miss the business opportunities presented. Now that Germany, the land that from time immemorial has loved the hunting sports was even more enamored with it due to the great General Göring’s promotion of the hunting sport. Gun sales soared in 1933-1935.  We understand that presentations of special and more common guns were presented to him by the city and even directly from the gun manufacturers themselves on several occasions but especially on Christmas. We know of the Merkel 8 x 57 cal. rifle shotgun combination that was presented by the city to him in Christmas of 1935. There is some information from several sources put forth in Germany that Göring among his many guns had about 27 that were given to him by the city and companies of Suhl. However this one remains without a doubt the ultra-finest that has ever been found to date. There are pictures of him with a rifle that looks to be the very one and we do present some of them. For now this is circumstantial supposition but in a few pictures of him it really seems to be the one -- and why not? Surely he would want to be pictured with his favorite hunting piece and almost assuredly this would just have to be the one!

*We would particularly direct your attention to the picture of Generalfeldmarshall Göring with an assemblage of German and Italian officers as the Chief Italian Air Marshal Italo Balbo sights in one of his host's double rifles at Carinhalle in 1938. In other pictures of him in hunting dress almost invariably you can see a double over and under rifle and looking as closely as possible one can at least speculate that we are looking at the very same gun as this one we address here. 

Nomenclature:
#1 the basic rifle- - We have pretty much established is a J.P. Sauer in its initial manufacture.
#2 the engraving was by the master artist Richard Werner including the work on the side plates, under carriage, trigger guard and opening lever and the section it rests upon.
#3 there is also etched engraving on the barrel seat and rear sight platform.
#4 the barrels are marked ‘Special Gewehr Lauf Stahl which translates roughly to (special rifle run) or probably a more understandable translation would be ‘special rife production steel’. It also says on the barrels Fried Krupp. A. G. Essen and practically everyone would be familiar with the world famous Krupp industry in Essen. This conglomerate is a prominent 400 year old dynasty famous for their steel production. The underneath portion of the barrels have the serial no 268615 accompanied with some sort of proof marks, there is also two S letters intertwined. The three ring configuration of Krupp is also seen here. It looks rather like the Olympic rings (minus two); these marks are also on the side rails of the interior.
# 5 the rear sight- This is an interesting innovation that shows up in this rifle for the first time in 1934, the year that this rifle was presented, the sight was patented on the 7th of July 1934 and was invented by Ludwig Schiwy in Berlin. What it was designed for was to vastly improve the hunter's ability to sight in on running game. It is comprised of three dovetail shaped cutouts, the two side notches (left and right) gave more side visibility on hastened running shots while the center notch was still usable in the normal way for shooting at standing targets.  We have a copy of the Schiwy patent papers from the 1934 Reich's patent office. Ludwig Schiwy was, also one of Görings favorite gunsmiths and could possibly been one of the men who helped to produce the Suhl masterpiece.
# 6 the high luster wooden stock is probably of oak with absolutely beautiful graining and pistol grip checkering.
# 7 The emblem or Wappen on the pistol grip is probably silver and engraved all around a central crest that is overlaid in genuine gold and is the familiar Goring family crest with the wings and armored knights arm holding the Golden Ring. Under this configuration is another crest that is in a shield with the ring held again by the armored arm. 1 ½ inch high and 1 ¼ wide. The entire plate might be gold but all around the center crest it is blackened to bring out the sharp detail. Another 5 ½ inches down from this is a small brass plaque and in this plaque it is written as follows -

Dem Schirmherrn der Deutschen Jagd
die Waffenstadt Suhl Weihnachten 1934.“

(This translates to The protector of the German hunt from the weapons city Suhl Christmas 1934)

# 8 The end of the stock has a rubber butt plate. We do not know if this was original equipment when the gun was to be presented but one thing we do know is that if this gun was fired 3 or 4 times in succession it would seriously abuse one’s shoulder if the rubber butt plate was not there. I can testify to that (I have fired it). This weapon with its 9 x 74-R shell packs a ‘super wallop.’  Göring undoubtedly used it for hunting big game, moose and bison on his private game preserve at the Reichsjägerhof Rominten near the border of Poland. Interestingly Görings favorite game animal was the Polish bison or “Wisent.” It was in the Polish Bilowieya forest that Göring hunted these European bison. In 1938 he is known to have hunted these great animals along with the Polish president Mosciski but after the forest fell into German occupation in 1939 Göring who was now the Field Marshal intended to make the Bilowieya forest into the biggest international hunting reserve in the world. Later he imported many of these magnificent creatures to Rominten in the Rominter heath *Note: the engraved Bison on the trigger guard of the rifle and the engraving is so fine that you can distinctly see the difference in this Bison and the Buffalo of the American plains although they are definitely related.
# 9 the rifle remarkably is still in its original crocodile skin case as presented by the city. In this case besides the gun are two rifle scopes that precision fit on the weapon snuggly and firmly with claw mounts. They are both by the firm of Carl Zeiss in Jena. One is a large one for long distant shooting and the other for shorter distance targets or game. The large one is marked with the company name and it is named Zielvier with the number 48203. The smaller is marked Zielmar number 47982. Also in the case is the rifle sling, gun cleaning patches and some yellow amber like material in a box. The box says ‘Horrido.” This is the traditional word expressed in a shout by the German hunter as he begins the hunt. This is the name brand for the box of cleaning material or it would seem so.

When one ponders all the famous names involved in the manufacture and décor of this gun and its accessories it comes to mind just how important Herr Göring was to the Suhl city government and the weapons industry and it looms most obvious that they would present him a rifle that in its presentation would excel over all others ever produced and this is It!  J.P. Sauer, Richard Werner, Fredrich Krupp, Carl Zeiss in Jena Ludwig Schiwy, the Mayor and the city councilors of Suhl altogether ordered produced and presented what must be considered one of the finest, most beautiful of hunting weapons that has ever been lovingly fabricated in this, the weapons city. The fact that it was presented to none other than Hermann Göring, a man who did more to promote the hunting sport than any other individual in the history of the world, is remarkable indeed. What would ever exceed this rifle as a gift for such a man? And having said this we would hasten to add the question -- What rifle in the world could match this one for precision innovation and sheer artistic magnificence?  So here is one of the most historically important guns ever offered but obviously the most gorgeous at the same time. This is the finest sporting rifle ever made and presented in many decades and as far as we are concerned, and in the words of Master engraver Heinrich Fruehauf when he was describing the work of Richard Werner....

What else could it be?” 

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

 

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Göring Re-created Dagger

Hermann Göring Hunting Dagger (This is a Re-creation) (Item GOR 11-8; HUNT 8-6)

DESCRIPTION: Again, Germania International does not handle reproduction items unless noted as such AND the item happens to be something worthy of collecting and is of the finest workmanship and quality; that is the case here with this beautiful hunting dagger. It’s an accurate copy of the special gift-presentation Hirschfänger as bestowed by the Master of the German Hunt Reichsjägermeister Hermann Göring, to persons such as forest wardens and others who attended and labored to protect the German forests and promoted in various ways the sport of hunting. Göring presented a few of these to a select few worthy recipients. On the blade it says Für Verdienste um das Deutsche Waidwerk. (For services to the German hunting grounds.) Below this is the symbol of the German Forest Organization (Der Deutsche Jäger Verein); on the other side it has inscribed (Der Reichsjägermeister) and the facsimile signature of Hermann Göring. The company of manufacture is seen on the blade just below the crossguard (Clemen & Jung in Solingen). The crossguard bears the National Socialist eagle of the Reich with a traditional clamshell motif as the languet, while hunting hounds and an elk motif adorn the upper crossguard. The top finial has oak leaves that surmount the rich stag-horn grip. The piece is beautifully constructed and probably actually made in Solingen. Modern pieces similar sans the presentation and N.S eagle are sold in Solingen for rather expensive prices today. We offer this item as a re-created gem. But be sure to understand it is not an original relic of the Reich, it is a great copy and if you purchase it from us it must be with the understanding that it should never be offered as a vintage weapon However, it would make a great decorator or to carry it a bit further maybe you would like to be the center of attention at your hunt club when you wear it at the next event? Length is 20 inches, blade is 13. We do not believe that this piece is something that was made in multiples. It may even be unique? It certainly is a show stopper. (May we say magnificent?.)

PRICE: $995.00

 

 

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Göring Lodge Soup Ladle

Soup Ladle from Hermann Göring’s Rominten Hunting Estate “Emmyhall” (Item GOR 11-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a dinner-table soup ladle from the Reichsjägerhof Rominten, Göring’s hunting lodge that was situated in the Prussian forest known as the Schorfheide, northeast of Berlin. His larger country home was “Carinhalle,”named after his Swedish wife Carin Göring (1888-1931). The Reichsjägerhof, Görings smaller hunting lodge in the Rominten Heath was known as “Emmyhall” after his second wife, who was Emmy Sonnemann. Emmy was a German actress. Of note, she was very popular with the German people and she easily claimed the title of “First Lady of the Third Reich”. She was often seen as hostess at many of Adolf Hitler’s state functions of which many were held at Carinhall and Emmyhall (Rominten). The fact that Göring named his country house Carinhall after his first wife was never a problem for Emmy, but she was very proud that the hunting lodge was named Emmyhall. As the wife of one of the richest and most powerful men in Europe, Emmy received much public attention. She was constantly photographed. Hermann owned mansions, estates, and castles, in Austria, Germany, and even Poland. At the end of the horrible fratricidal war a German Communist-inspired court convicted Frau Göring of being a ‘Nazi’ and sentenced her to one year in prison. The rest of the indignities perpetrated on her and her daughter were horrid all because she refused to verbally condemn her husband who was condemned to death by hanging by humanoids that were not worth 1 percent of the value of this brilliant and brave man. He cheated the American syphilitic gargoyle hangman John Woods by committing suicide in his cell with a cyanide pill. History has discovered that this pill was given to him by an American soldier who was one of his guards. This was a noble act on the part of that American soldier who did not want the great German Reichsmarschall to suffer the indignity of being hanged by the gargoyle. So, they in their Luciferian anger took it out on innocent Emmy and her young daughter. These fools who fought and won a war with the only true victors being the Soviet Communists showed their macho victory “ape dance” by persecuting this woman who “stood by her man.” The ladle, like everything at Emmyhall, is classic in design and has the inscription “Emmyhall” and the Göring armored hand-with-ring crest. This is a great memento of this Reichsmarschall of the German Reich and the lovely loyal lady who cherished him. This was a great tragedy of our time.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant
A general's automobile standard

Göring Car Pennant
Hitler's automobile standard

Göring Car Pennant
A book on flags and standards

Göring Car Pennant

Göring Car Pennant
Göring's automobile standard before
he was Reichsmarshal

Original Hermann Göring Car Pennant for his Rank as the Supreme Reichsmarshal of N.S. Germany (Item GOR 11-10)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the most important pieces of German embroidery we have ever encountered; practically nothing can touch it for sheer historical value. After all, next to a genuine Göring full-sized unit flag, or an Adolf Hitler standard in full, gold bullion, I would have to say that this auto pennant has to be one of the greatest items to be offered today on any site or private collection. We have found a site offering a Hermann Göring Reichsmarshal ‘pennant’ and the asking price is $58,000. This site is Military Collectibles, Inc. (militarycollectiblesinc.com), a firm that has had a good reputation and many fine items offered, but for some reason the pennant it has does not seem to have the color usually associated with this piece when you see it in original German manuals, etc., and it is a far cry from the color of the one we offer which we know to be genuine. Ours was bought out of an auction that recently offered the collection (the fabulous collection) of the recently deceased Mr. William Blynn of Ohio. Mr. Blynn was possibly the most well known of collectors worldwide who gathered only the most spectacular historically important pieces. He collected over a 50-year period and he will be sorely missed in the relics field. His sentiments and political opinions were always on the far right and virtually politically incorrect in “the first degree!” He truly was an “Alpha Germanophile” who vehemently and bravely stood up for Germany against any silly detractors. Please go to Heinrich Himmler’s Great Chair and look at the footnote regarding one of the chairs that came from the Mr. Blynn’s collection. The Göring auto pennant was certainly one of the pieces he cherished most of all. And why wouldn’t it be? Certainly it is one of the most rare and colorful of all the many beautiful items Bill had and that recently have been offered at various auctions that his heirs have foolishly entered and offered them up for sale—the collection should never have been broken up. The Göring pendant (Command flag) would have originally been in a protective plastic case that snapped over it as protection against inclement weather. The piece measures 12 x 12 inches. On one side all beautifully embroidered is the Reichsmarshal’s eagle that surmounts two marshal’s high-dress batons with a nonmobile swastika in the center. In the four corners are seen Baltic crosses typical of the Luftwaffe that was of course founded and headed by Hermann Göring, himself. All around the edges can be seen fine embroidery that looks like oak leaves and at the outer edge is fine geometrical design finely embroidered. On the reverse side in the center is the WW II Iron Cross with its edges done in silver-bullion thread with a swastika and the date “1939.” (That date commemorates the founding of that austere award in its WW-II form.) Around this is a golden wreath surrounded by four golden Luftwaffe eagles all carrying crossed batons in their claws. Again, we see the Baltic crosses in the corners and the rest of it is identical to the obverse side. Hermann Göring was appointed Reichsmarshal of the German Reich in a 1940 decree by Adolf Hitler, thus making him second only to Hitler’s position as Supreme Commander of the nation and its Wehrmacht. Even before this he was the second most powerful man in the NSDAP (Nazi Party). During the early days of the regime Göring continued to take on serious responsibilities and titles including President of the Reichstag, Reich Minister of Aviation, President of Prussia, SA Supreme Commander, and, of course, Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe. On the first day of WW II Hitler gave a speech in which he stated: "Should anything happen to me in the struggle then my first successor is Party Comrade Göring . . . " This status was underscored when he conferred the rank of Reichsmarschall upon Unser Hermann (Our Hermann) as the German populace had nicknamed him. Up to that time and of course never since has such power and magnitude ever been bestowed upon any German official. The sumptuous pendant really spells out the glory of that ponderous and exalted office—the pennant might well be worth what Military Collectibles, Inc. is asking for the one in its possession. However, we are pricing ours in accordance closely with what it was purchased for in auction. Had my late and lamented friend Bill still been around and considering the price of this treasure if he was even willing to sell it would easily be well over $100,000. It is that important for sure. We, however, like to pass these treasures along to genuine collectors while realizing a reasonable profit. It was a lucky thing that it ended up in an auction that was not particularly known for handling such material and we were able to procure it at a bargain price and now will pass it to you also at a very reasonable price along with our official certificate of authenticity.

PRICE: $25,000.00

 

 

Göring Hunting Knife

Göring Hunting Knife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife
The start of the hunt

HermannGorHuntKnife
The end of the hunt

HermannGorHuntKnife
Old leather

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife
Inside Romintin

HermannGorHuntKnife
Inspecting the guard at Romintin

HermannGorHuntKnife
Ever the hunter

HermannGorHuntKnife

HermannGorHuntKnife
Another of his treasured daggers

HermannGorHuntKnife

Hermann Göring Hunting Knife (Item GOR 11-11; ANTWEP 2-27)

DESCRIPTION: Here, right out of Hermann Göring’s Romintin hunting lodge in the forest of the Shorfheide comes this wonderfully big Jägerstuck or hunting knife. This is Göring all the way (“big man, big knife”). Hermann was an avid collector of edged weaponry and not only Germanic weapons but knives and swords from far-flung regions and climes. In this case, you see a knife big and bold probably produced in the early 19th century and then bought by or presented to Göring by some of his admirers or close hunting companions. We are sure that the Reichsmarschall actually used this one in the hunt as it is honed razor sharp and the blade is completely utilitarian in nature and not engraved and gilded like other fine Hirshfänger (hunting weapons that he owned; the blade is made for use in other words). The wonderful stag grip has the armored arm holding the ring deeply imbedded into the grip. This of course was the crest from the Göring coat of arms or Wappen. The pommel cap is also notable in that it is a strong steel fitting that has a symbolic ball as its artistic feature that juts out from the pommel. This I am told has a use in the dressing out of game (something to do with rope tying). The scabbard has the word Horrido! on the front of the throat and Hallali! on the back. The word “Horrido” is the cry sounded at the beginning of the hunt and the word “Halali” is the call of the finish of a successful hunt. On the throat of the piece “Hallali” is spelled with two L’s but the ancient form is spelled that way while modern German verbiage uses one L. If you go to the Germania section named Bronze and Other Metal Sculptures, you will see at item BRONZEMET 2-6 a statue of an ancient German hunter and on the base you can see the word “Hallali” with two L’s. The artist used the old form of the word and it would be typical usage that Göring would chose to use being an incurable traditionalist. Under the hunting words is a decorative band engraved with oak leaves with a swastika at the center. This décor continues on the scabbard ‘root’ or bottom attachment. Under the band on the throat is the symbol of the Deutscher Jäger Verein with the stag that shows a swastika in the center of its antlers. That conservation-oriented organization was founded by Hermann Göring and he became the Reich’s Jägermeister (Master of the Hunt), an office he held with dignity. He was the greatest environmentalist that Europe had ever known; many of the conservation laws that he managed to pass regarding forestry and hunting still exist today. The DJV was a noble undertaking indeed and it was only one of the many offices this renaissance man—this latter-day Falstaff--was able to hold with fervor, patriotism, and perseverance. He was an able leader in all these many functions as Jägermeister, head of the modern German Air Force Luftwaffe), and among multiple other functions he finally became Reichsmarschall, second in command to Hitler, himself. Yet this amiable yet stern leader always had time to mingle with the public who called him Unser Hermann – “Our Hermann.” They adored him even beyond the time when the fates of war overwhelmed him and his beloved Germany. When he was tried by the notorious star chamber court at Nuremberg after the war he made mincemeat out of the tribunal judges, especially ‘Justice’ Jackson. He was so liked by the young American guards that one of them even brought him the cyanide capsule so he could pass away quietly and bravely thus cheating the gangsters and ghouls out of the pleasure of seeing him hang. Yes, there will be donkeys out there who after reading this will go in the ecstasy of hissy fits and call us a Nazi sympathizer as per usual, but like Martin Luther, another “Germanophile,” once stood before lesser men at a tribunal of the Imperial Diet of Worms in 1521 and was quoted as saying, “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise.” Göring might well have repeated it and surely I repeat it now to all the Neo-Cons out there in cyberland. True Germanophiles will understand my reasoning and there are more and more of us lately. Have you noticed? The knife is certainly a treasure and comes from a proud tradition and is just one more remembrance of a brave man whose mark on history will eventually transcend all the ignorant vilifications against him. Hermann Göring was a “destiny marcher” and as such will march into history proud and aloof as ein Enormen (giant) while his detractors are merely Belanglosen (inconsequentials). The knife is 15 inches long in its scabbard while the blade is 9 inches long; the overall condition is great throughout. The leather on the scabbard is scuffed and the old seam is partially parted but holding well. This is literally a grand, historical treasure.

PRICE: SOLD

 

 

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box

Göring Cigar Box
Göring's first wife, Carin

Göring Cigar Box
Hermann Göring and family

Göring Cigar Box
Emmy Sonnemann on stage

Göring Cigar Box
Göring's second wife, Emmy

Göring Cigar Box
Emmyhall at Rominten

Göring Cigar Box
Reichsjägermeister at a hunt at Rominten

Göring Cigar Box
This was Emmyhall

Göring Cigar Box
Emmyhall in Rominten Heath

Göring Cigar Box
Unser Hermann loved his Prussian pipe.

Göring Cigar Box
Enjoying Virginia cigars with the Japanese ambassador

Göring Cigar Box

Cigar Box from Hermann Göring’s Hunting Lodge (Item GOR 11-12)

DESCRIPTION: We know that ‘Unser Hermann,” as the German populace called him, loved a good cigar. To the German Reichsmarschall it was just part of the opulent life style he had created for himself in the German Third Reich that he worked so diligently to create along with his Führer Adolf Hitler. Göring was given the title of Reichsjägermeister (the nation’s Chief Hunter), an office he held the most dear of all his many responsible positions, and as the nation’s Chief Hunter and Forest manager he took every opportunity to don his hunting togs and enter once more the sacred forest of the Schorfheide where his home and hunting lodges were located. He hunted elk, bison, moose, boar, and numerous other game animals and he founded the Deutsches Tierschutzgesetz, the law against cruelty to animals. He was the all-consuming sportsman. While also being enveloped in serious matters of state and as the Chief of the German Air force (Luftwaffe), he probably was the busiest high-ranking official in all of Europe during the time of struggle (Kampzeit) and after the NSDAP Machtergreifung (ascension to power). He was beloved by the German people and cries of ‘’Our Hermann” went up loudly when he was seen at reviews and public celebrations. His magnificent villa or mansion in the Schorfheide Forest was named after his first wife Carin, who was Swedish. They were married in January of 1923, and his love for her was wonderfully sincere and boundless. Sadly, she died from heart failure October 17, 1931, and Göring’s palatial home in the forest was named Carinhall. It was built in Carin’s honor and it was there that he had her body reinterred from her grave in Sweden. He had her buried in a crypt at the baronial estate and filled Carinhall with images of Carin whom he loved so solemnly until the day he died by suicide in a cell in Nuremberg. In 1935, Hermann married Emma “Emmy” Sonnemann and had built for her a magnificent hunting lodge in the Rominten Heide and named it “Emmyhall” after this elegant lady. Hermann Göring possibly spent more happy hours at this lodge than at the grand villa Carinhall and we attribute that to the fact that he was the consummate hunter and the sport was his chief relaxation from the heavy and huge burden of state service. He also kept a great part of his collection of swords, daggers, and firearms here at this hunting lodge in Rominten Heath. Emmy also spent a great deal of time here in the lodge that bore her name and later little Edda Göring loved it there and found it to be more ‘homey’ than the beautiful but grandiose Carinhall. Many sportsmen among Göring’s visitors were invited for weekend hunting expeditions at Rominten, but none turned out to be a better marksman with rifle or bow and arrow than the Reichsmarschall, himself—he was always the absolute best!

The Cigar Case

This is a fabulously beautiful storage case for the finest of Cuban cigars that were enjoyed by Hermann and his guests. It sat on his desk in his personal office. He had other repositories for his precious cigars, but this is the one that was closest at hand for his pleasure. Göring also smoked a long, traditional Bavarian pipe, but the cigars were his favorite treat. The case that we offer here was bought several years ago at an auction in Germany. It had been in the possession of one of Göring’s favorite forest wardens who removed it from Emmyhall when the Reichsmarshal had to flee from the wrath of the Russians who were fast approaching East Prussia and the Schorfheide. Göring had left long before this to manage his Luftwaffe in the “Widerstand,” or “last resistance.” And now the world was about to change for the worst! The case is beautifully hand engraved in the finest artistic manner. It was probably a gift from some German or foreign official. It has the crest of Hermann Göring up at the topmost corner while Emmy’s family crest is seen on the right-top corner. An elk is seen in the middle of the box with a mobile swastika between its antlers. This is a take-off of the Saint Hubertus legend so favored by both Göring and Hitler. You can find explanations of that Germanic saga in several places on our site. Below the elk is engraved the legend "Reichsjägerhof Rominten 1936." On the lip that would be lifted to display the cigars it says “Emmyhall.” All around the edges of the case are finely engraved oak leaves. Each is individually hand engraved. There are 75 of them, and at each corner you can see stationary swastikas also engraved. The box measures 9 x 7 inches including the “Emmyhall” lift tab. It is 1 3/4 inches deep. Six panels composed of cleverly placed elk-horn cuttings for maximum rustic artistic beauty support the sides. The inside seems to be cedar lined to preserve the freshness of the cigars within. This is what we call a Göring relic extraordinaire—not only beautiful, but extremely historically important.

PRICE: $12,500.00

 

Cigarette Case
Front of the case

Cigarette Case
Back of the case

 

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case
Alpacca silver mark

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case

Cigarette Case
This one taken using flash

 

Magnificent Cigarette Case for a Leader of the Deutsche Jäger Verein (National Hunting Association) (Item GOR 11-13; HUNT 8-11; PERS 5-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a rally fantastic presentation cigarette case that was given to an -Oberführer Dr. Eric Gritzbach, who was mainly known as the “right hand of Hermann Göring.” He was a leader in the Prussian State Ministry in February 1933, after the commencement of the NSDAP. Gritzbach was appointed head of the personal office of the new Reich’s commissioner for Prussia (de Facto Prussian Prime Minister) on March 2, 1934. He became the personal assistant to Franz von Papen as prime minister as well as the press officer of the Prussian State Ministry. He carried the N.S. party number 3473289 and earned the title as we have earlier indicated of Göring’s right hand and this title shows the special confidence he enjoyed. He served later as the man responsible for the organizational preparation of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Of course, his boss' being the Reichsjäger (head of German hunting) it only follows that Gritzbach would carry a high rank in the Deutsches Jägerverein and in 1935, he participated in a very special grand hunt along with Göring in the Shorfheide Forest near Göring’s Carinhall estate. This cigarette case was presented to him as a souvenir of this great hunt by Oberjägermeister Peter Menthe. The case has a molded elk in relief surrounded by fir branches on the front. In the corners are four mobile swastikas. On the back in the center is the symbol of the National Hunting Association (“DJ”). It has a stag’s head with a swastika between the antlers. Above this are the words: “Herrn -Oberführer Eric Gritzbach.” Under the insignia are the words: “Zur Erinnerung an de Jagd in der Shorfheide-Oberjägermeister Peter Menthe” (“In memory of the hunt in the Shorfheide Forest by (OB) Peter Menthe.” With the case is the box with the name of the company that provided the basic case before it was engraved and presented. The company was in Magdeburg. The cigarette case itself measures 4 x 3½ inches and is in slightly used, but still in extra fine condition and made in genuine Alpacca silver and so marked inside the case. Here is a beautiful and historically important relic of the great but turbulent times.

PRICE: $1,750.00; extremely rare and reasonably priced


 

 

Book from Göring Library

Book from Göring Library

 

Book from Göring Library

Book from Göring Library

Book from Göring Library
Friedrich Wilhelm of Brandenburg

Book from Göring Library
Frederick the Great

Book from Göring Library
Hans von Zieten

Book from Göring Library
Seydlitz

Book from Göring Library
Keith

Book from Göring Library
Schwerin

Book from Göring Library
Gneisenau

Book from Göring Library
Kaiser Wilhelm I

Book from Göring Library
Kronprinz Friedrich Wilhelm

Book from Göring Library
Prinz Friedrich Karl

Book from Göring Library
Moltke

Book from Göring Library
Bismarck

Book from Göring Library
Goeben

 

Book Preussische Generäle from the Library of Hermann Göring
(Item GOR 11-14; RAREBOOK 2-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the books that we bought at the "special books" fair held in Frankfurt am Main a few years ago. At that time, they were selling a 50-year collection of rare Third Reich books accumulated by a German collector of note who had collected as his specialty books that had the bookplates from famous Third Reich personalities such as Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Reinhard Heydrich, Joseph Goebbels, et al. Our German picker procured 14 titles for us that had such bookplates. Herein we offer such a book with the bookplate of Hermann Göring. His plate is especially interesting with a depiction of Saint George in battle with the dragon, and around him are words that could only sum up the life and creed of the man the German public called “Unser Hermann”—“Our Herman.” The words are: “Ehre, Freiheit, Wahrheit, Brot: Honor, Freedom, Truth, Bread.” These were the aims of the German Reichsmarschall; his positive agenda for the German populace. The words below read “Aus der Bücherei” (“from the book collection”) and then in large letters “Hermann Göring.” The book itself is a wonderful history of the German warlords—the Prussian generals of history from Friedrich Wilhelm Kurfurst von Brandenburg, then on to Frederick the Great to Prince Heinrich von Preussen, der alte Zieten, the dashing Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Keith, Schwerin, Blucher, Kaiser Wilhelm I, Moltke, Bismarck, and others. Göring, a Prussian himself, probably treasured this little book and the book’s spine shows heavy usage. The inside pages, however, are in great shape. There are pages of explanatory text and 17 pictures. It was published in the war year of 1943, in Berlin by the historian Theodor Fontane and the war illustrator Wilhelm Camphausen. The book measures 8 ½ x 6 inches and is a rare one on its own, but increases in value because of its former owner’s bookplate.

PRICE: $295.00


Goring Collar Pin

Goring Collar Pin
Hermann Göring on the cover of Time April 1, 1940

Goring Collar Pin
Full-page picture from an article on Göring in the
September 11, 1939, issue of Life

 

Goring Collar Pin
Note the fine mine-cut sapphires that form the swastika

Goring Collar Pin
Note the 3-dimensional jeweler excellence

Goring Collar Pin
Shows back construction

 

Hermann Göring’s Gold and Jeweled Reichsjägermeister Collar Pin as Seen in Important Prewar Publications Stupendous!!!!
(Item GOR 11-15)

DESCRIPTION: Of the top 20 fabulous relics that have been owned by us in the course of over 40 years, this is possibly the apex! Words can hardly describe the beauty or the maximal consummate historical importance that can be characterized here. This is to us breathtaking! Hermann Göring, the hunting enthusiast personified, was elated in 1934 when Adolf Hitler bestowed upon him the job and title of Reichsjägermeister having authority over all hunting and forest preservation. His edicts and game laws were a model for those still in force throughout Europe, today. Among the many duties that this barrel of energy took on, this one was by far his favorite office because it afforded him some time for relaxation at his hunting lodges in east Prussia Carinhall and Rominten. He hunted along with ambassadors, kings, princes, and the power brokers of the world, among others. The German people loved him and called him ‘Unser Hermann’ (“Our Hermann”). We have always been very passionate about accumulating Göring treasures, and have had quite a few over the years as we were lucky enough to make some important contacts in Veldenstein, the 16th century castle owned by Hermann Göring. I cover all of this elsewhere in the Göring section of the Germania site.

The Collar Pin

This famous collar pin was obviously a favorite jewelry piece that was numbered in Göring’s vast collection of jewelry. He wore it when pictured on the cover of the 1940 issue of Time magazine and he also wore the same Jäger outfit and sported this collar pin earlier in a full-color, full-page picture in the pages of Life magazine’s edition of September 11, 1939. Both magazines, of course, were the most prestigious news magazines of the prewar era. The collar pin had been in the collection of Mr. William Blynn, a prestigious collector of Third Reich items, who had some of the very finest and rarest articles ever accumulated from the highest-ranking N.S. personalities. Among these article include the Coburg stained-glass window from the estate of Gauleiter Fritz Wachtler, NSDAP 18-45; the Alfred Rosenberg Mein Kampf, AH 28-1; Napoleon’s sword, Göring’s automobile pennant, GOR 11-10 ; and a jeweled and brilliantly exotic ring presented to Adolf Hitler—which he never wore--and too many more fantastic things to be able to be mentioned here. But, of all the items Bill owned he considered the collar pin the greatest, the most beautiful, and certainly the most important piece of all! He had shown it to me twice since 1965 when he brought it to shows in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Monroeville, Pennsylvania. It was never for sale while he had it but he was very deservedly proud to possess it and now and then be able to show it to admirers who usually stood awestruck and totally fascinated by its obvious beauty, but also for its prodigious historical importance. After Bill passed on to his reward in Heaven or Walhalla, his collection was put up for auction in at least two auction houses and I was fortunate enough to buy several of the most important pieces, but this collar pin was certainly the greatest item of all of them. I paid dearly for it for sure but certainly it is by far one of the greatest relics I have ever owned or would even hope to own. And I do not at all apologize for the fact that I feel that it is a memento of a man whom I admire greatly, a brave man who was a lover of beauty and the finer things. His politics aside he truly was, as they say, a renaissance man, a latter-day Falstaff. Today, I share his enthusiasm for the collecting of fabulous historical treasures, as I am sure you do as well. The piece is well known to other dealers and collectors who knew Mr. Blynn and his marvelous collection, but no piece ever stood out as much as this one. Whoever ends up with it will be the owner of the most coveted N.S. relic ever found. Mr. Blynn never revealed the name of the American G.I. who brought it back and this was probably by agreement with the looter. I know many vets I have bought from insisted on anonymity. The item is in perfect condition throughout and has been carefully preserved and kept in a secure safety deposit box since purchased. The best way we can describe it is as an exquisite piece of jewelry crafted by a master jeweler for he, the second most important man in Europe in the 30’s and 40’s and paladin of Adolf Hitler. The pin could only be considered evocative of the dashing flamboyance of the Reichsjägermeister. We know it is one of a kind and although it is not signed we are very sure it is the work of Professor Herbert Zeitner, Göring’s favorite and practically personal goldsmith whose studio was in Berlin. No one else would have been considered to craft this piece of jewelry for the Master of the Hunt. Zeitner was considered the official Goldschmied of the Third Reich. The solid-gold pin measures 3 inches long and 1 1/8 inches wide at its widest point. It is dominated by the head of a golden stag at center its multipointed antlers encompassing a mobile swastika lying on a field of sunrays. The swastika is comprised of nine rectangular blue sapphires each bearing nine facets and carefully placed in settings bearing decorated angles with repeating squares. Riveted below the stags head is a small banner that looks to flow independently with the initials ‘D’ and ‘J’ engraved in gothic letters and darkened appearing on either side. This represents the word Deutsche Jäger standing for the German hunting organization that Göring founded: The Deutsche Jägerschaft later to be called the Deutsches Jägerverein (D. J. V.). The stag’s head, swastika, and banner assembly are in turn carefully double riveted to the gold crossbar which bears eight similarly faceted rectangular emeralds running down either side and which are set side to side. They are held in place by straight lines of gold edging extending from the 1/4 “wide bar which is adorned with a hammered design of laurel leaves. On the reverse there is a round pin with barrel-type hinge secured in a tube with a slinging tubular-shaped catch which secures the end of the pin. The motif of the stag with swastika between its antlers goes back to the legend of Saint Hubertus (Hubert). The ancient symbol had the Christian cross where the swastika is seen. The legend has it that Hubert born 727 AD in Maastricht, who was a great lover of pleasure and his chief passion was the chase. Anyway, the story goes that Hubert was afield the morning of Good Friday (while the faithful were crowding into church) and on horseback was participating in the chase of a deer with his famous hounds. As he was pursuing a magnificent stag, the animal suddenly stopped and turned to him. Hubert stood “transfixed” and was astounded at perceiving a crucifix suspended between its antlers while he heard a voice from the Christ figure saying: “Hubert, unless you turn to the Lord and lead a Holy life, you shall quickly fall into the abyss of Hell. Go and seek lambert and he will instruct you.” Lambert was the Bishop of Maastricht who kindly tutored Hubert (who would eventually succeed him). Hubert went on to convert thousands. His feast day is November 3. Here is an absolute superb relic that was so utterly prized by “Unser Hermann” that he wore it when photographed for the world’s most prestigious magazines, Time and Life. In our estimation, almost nothing could possibly rival this item in the realm of military collectibles.

PRICE: $39,800.00

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