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Luftwaffe

 

Goblet

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Winner’s name, rank, date of issue

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The official silver stamp

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Hans-Ulrich Rudel with his honor goblet

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Proud recipients of the Ehrenpokal

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Here is another one we formerly had.

Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 23-1; POKALS 1-7)

DESCRIPTION: The Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe) was a Luftwaffe award established on 27 February 1940, by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring, the Reich Minister of Aviation and Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe. It was officially known as the “Ehrenpokal ‘für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg,’” or “Honor Goblet ‘For Special Achievement in the Air War.’” The award was given only to flying personnel (pilots and aircrew). Recipients' named were published in the periodical Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe (“Honor List of the German Air Force”). German archives indicate that approximately 58,000 were given "on paper,” but only 13-15,000 goblets were actually awarded according to the records. The first airman to receive the goblet was Johann Schalk on 21 August 1940. The award was made to aircrew who had already been awarded the Iron Cross First Class, but whose performance was not considered to merit the German Cross or Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. It was replaced by the Luftwaffe Honor Roll Clasp in January 1944. The actual goblet was produced in two materials, fine silver (German: Feinsilber) or also in German Silver (German: Alpaka) or nickel silver. The size is about 200 mm tall x 100 mm in diameter. The goblet was produced in two pieces, which were fitted together into one unit. The obverse depicts two eagles in mortal combat, while the reverse bears an Iron Cross in high relief. Oak leaves and acorns adorn the stem. The legend "Für Besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg" is formed into the base. Our offered Ehrenpokal was awarded to Uffz. Wilhelm Wagner on 12.10.42. Below the Iron Cross the engraving reads “UFFZ KARL WILHELM WAGNER AUFK.ST. 4 (F)/14.” On the bottom when turned over is the stamp inside comprised of the crescent moon and the crown and imperial-looking eagle plus the silver mark “925.” This goblet is the most desirable Feinsilberexample. The name and rank of Wagner and the date of his winning the Ehrenpokal appears again on the base. Wagner was a Luftwaffe observer and the Pokal was awarded to him for outstanding achievement in the air war. This goblet is in excellent if not to say mint condition; no dings, bumps, no scratches, just perfection personified!

PRICE: $6,850.00

 

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Oswald Boelcke

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Manfred von Richthofen

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Hermann Göring

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Ernst Udet

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The “Red Baron” Manfred von Richthofen

Honor Goblet for the German Victor in a WWI Dogfight (Item LUFT 23-1a; POKALS 1-8; WWI 13-22)

DESCRIPTION: We proudly present the Ehrenbecher für den Sieger im Luftkampfe (Honor Goblet for the Victor in Aerial Combat). This award of Imperial Germany was generally given upon one's “first kill” in aerial combat (though the actual presentation of the award might come much later). Although aviation historian, the late Neal O'Connor was unable to confirm it, the requirement for aerial victories may have increased later in the war, since air combat became more common. The total number of awards presented is unknown, but it was much fewer than its World War Two successor.

Among notable recipients of this aviation award were:

Oswald Boelcke – 24 December 1915; One of Germany's top aces of World War I; also received the Pour le Mérite.

Otto Deßloch – award date unknown; later a Colonel General in the Luftwaffe; he also received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Hermann Göring – 15 April 1916; later Reichsmarschall; received the Pour le Mérite, Baden's Military Karl-Friedrich Merit Order, and numerous other decorations.

Georg Ritter von Hengl – 17 July 1918; knighted with the Bavarian Military Order of Max Joseph in October 1918; later became General of Mountain Troops and commanded the 2nd Mountain Division and XIX Mountain Corps.

Max Immelmann – 24 December 1915; German World War I ace whose early exploits and fame led to the nickname for the Pour le Mérite as the "Blue Max"; also received the Knight's Cross and Commander's Cross of Saxony's Military Order of St. Henry.

Bruno Loerzer – award date unknown; the eighth-ranking German ace of World War I; also received the Pour le Mérite; later a Colonel General in the Luftwaffe.

Theo Osterkamp – 18 April 1917; naval aviator and Pour le Mérite recipient; also flew in World War II and rose to Lieutenant General in the Luftwaffe.

Manfred von Richthofen – award date unknown; top ace of World War I; also received the Pour le Mérite, Saxony's Military Order of St. Henry, Württemberg's Military Merit Order, and numerous other decorations.

Kurt Student – award date unknown; later a Colonel General in the Luftwaffe and commander of German airborne troops.

Ernst Udet – 17 August 1916; second-highest-scoring German ace of World War I; also received the Pour le Mérite; later a Colonel General in the Luftwaffe.

The goblet we offer is the later version produced in alpaca (silver-plated steel) with the stamped seal on the underside of the “Chef der Feldflugwesens.” It is in extremely fine condition and has a great-looking antique patina: no dents, no scratches. This is a prime, excellent example of a most desirable relic of the Great War that was established as an award in 1915. These WWI pokals, when rarely found, are many times rarer than the WWII Luftwaffe version. The goblet measures 7 3/4 inches tall by 3 3/4 inches in diameter. The fighting eagles on the front are in fantastic detail as is the wording around the base: “Dem Sieger im Luftkampf.” So, here is a wonderful, 100-year-old beautiful and very historically important relic honoring the dashing young heroes who bravely flew and fought for Kaiser and fatherland.
„Fliegen und Siegen für Vaterland!“

PRICE: SOLD

 

Belt Buckle

Belt Buckle
An enlisted rank's tunic with 2nd type buckle

Belt Buckle

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Luftwaffe Service Belt and Buckle (Item LUFT 23-2)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a Luftwaffe belt and buckle with second-type, pebbled buckle design and manufactured in aluminum. It also has the simpler later-type buckle catch than others shown on this page. The belt is also shorter, measuring 38 inches long not including the buckle. The inside leather tab has the mark of the manufacturer “H. Aurich Dresden 1939.” This belt is in fine condition.

PRICE: $225.00

 

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Luftwaffe Soldier with camo tunic

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Second-Pattern Luftwaffe Service Belt and Buckle (Item LUFT 23-3)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a nice 100-percent original Luftwaffe belt with aluminum belt buckle. The belt size is measured at about 40 inches long. The belt is in good, strong shape with the part intact that holds the retaining clip. The leather is in good shape with the usual wear usage visible. The retaining clip shows some old rust, but is firm and usable. The end where the sizing holes are is in fine shape and the stitching here is also in great shape. The aluminum buckle is the second type model and was used by Luftwaffe enlisted men and officers. The eagle and wreath show wear–this belt was worn!. The company that made it is shown as “RS&S” for Richard Sieper and Söhne. This company was in Lüdenscheid, and this marking is on the inside of the buckle’s backside. This is an excellent piece worthy of a good collection.

PRICE: $225.00

 

Medal

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SS-Standartenführer Léon Degrelle wears his Iron Cross First Class

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WWII Iron Cross Medal First Class (Item LUFT 23-4; WEHR 35-9; WAF 14-19)

DESCRIPTION: The Iron Cross medal was perhaps one of the most historically noteworthy military awards in Nazi Germany. It already held a venerable place in German history that dated back to 1813, and the rule of King Friedrich Wilhelm III, before Adolf Hitler added a prominent swastika to it in 1939. There were three versions of the Iron Cross during the period of the Third Reich: Iron Cross Second Class, Iron Cross First Class, and the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross or simply, the Knight’s Cross. The First Class and Second Class medals shared the same dimensions, measuring 44mm in width and height. The larger Knight’s Cross measured 48mm in width and height. All three versions of the Iron Cross were emblazoned with the date “1939” at the bottom. Of the three medals, the Iron Cross Second Class was most common, while the Iron Cross First Class was awarded much more sparingly. The Knight’s Cross was only awarded to the most exemplary soldiers and as such it is very rare to find an original one today. The first class piece that we offer here is 100 percent original and is as nice as or nicer than the best ever offered on the web. The numeral “16” is stamped into the pin on the back and this indicates that it was produced by the firm Steinhauer & Lück. So, if you’re looking for one of the best out there, this is the one for you.

No Longer Available

 

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German Luftwaffe Belt Buckle (Item LUFT 23-5)

DESCRIPTION: Here is a very nice Luftwaffe belt buckle for enlisted personnel. It has all its original dark, blackened patina. I don’t think they came any better than this. The detail of the eagle springs right out at you! The condition is about mint; the texture and detailing on the leaf pattern surrounding the eagle is highly detailed.

PRICE: $110.00

 

Beer Stein

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Note cracked areas here and on other thumbnails.

Medal

Wehrmacht-Luftwaffe Beer Stein (cracked) (Item LUFT 23-6; SPECIAL SALE SECTION)

DESCRIPTION: Here is one of the best and rarest of the short WWII-era beer mugs. It’s a shame that somewhere in its past it was severely cracked. If it were not, we could say that it would easily be a really expensive piece; a veritable prize! It depicts on its front early Heinkel airplanes in flight and the German words that translate to “In memory of my service time.” One of the side panels shows Luftwaffe personnel refueling aircraft; the other side panel depicts an antiaircraft gun in action with an airplane spotter using his sighting equipment. Yes, seriously cracked, but still heroically holding on and still handsome ‘although wounded in battle.’ This is still a handsome display piece for the collector’s shelf.

PRICE: SOLD

 

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Incredible Luftwaffe Photo Album with Actual Award Documents that were Presented to the Airman (Item LUFT 23-7; ALBUM 4-13)

DESCRIPTION: This is practically scared in our opinion. The grouping must be preserved, as it is the story of a hero, one of the young and brave youngsters who died too young for Führer, Folk, and Fatherland. What you see here are the remnants of his life; one that was in the teen years dedicated to serving and saving the continent of Europe from the beast of Bolshevism. Like so many young eagle warriors he laid down his life in what he considered a holy cause. The album depicts in beautiful professional photography the happier days in the life of young Gustav Friedrich Hülsebruch. The album opens with a picture of Gustav in his Luftwaffe dress uniform with the rank of Leutnant (second lieutenant, before he became an Oberleutnant (first lieutenant). Then there are some great photographs of his early boot camp of his early army training with a close-ups of him in uniform. That continues with photos of ceremonies at monuments such as the Hindenburg monument. Then he goes into his life and carrier in the Luftwaffe and pilot training and there are pics of him with his father and relatives who are so proud of their brother now a flyer for the Fatherland. The next several pages are chock full of “humorous photos” of him and uniformed comrades in rollicking fun as they downright goof off in the snow. After this there are various pages of everyday life, airplanes, field exercises, and sadly pictures of our young man’s grave with Iron Cross symbol on the cross. After this there are mostly family pictures and some Hitler Youth camp pictures. There is a nice group assemblage of district N.S. political leaders in uniform, as well. I am sure Gustav was in the Hitler Youth. That he was proficient in many ways in military bearing is borne out in the various paperwork that is included with this grouping.

#1 Document dated July 1939 from the Kriegsschule in Munich where he attended when each of the listed and academic subjects and athletic training are marked “Ziemlich gut” (exceptionally good). In that time he was already enlisted in Pioneer Battalion-23.

#2 Letter announcing that Gustav was receiving the pilot proficiency badge under the auspices of the supreme command of the Luftwaffe VIII at Nuremberg in 1939 where he received his pilot training.

#3 Original certificate for the award of the Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen (pilot’s badge)dated 31 August 1939, and signed by a major general of the Luftwaffe.

#4 Shadows of war begin as Gustav is presented the Medal of the Liberation of the Sudetenland. This is a smaller-but-neat document signed at Nuremberg 15 December 1939, by the major and commander of the command and presented to Lt. Hülsebruch.

#5 Official promotion document making Leutnant Gustav Hülsebruch an Oberleutant. This promotion document was prepared and issued from the Hauptquartier des Ob.DL. on July 19, 1940 (Supreme Command of the German Luftwaffe). It has the embossed eagle and swastika of the Reich and the facsimile signature of Hermann Göring as supreme commander of the Luftwaffe. This is on parchment paper and measures 10 x 14 inches.

#6 Document on thin onionskin paper that makes note of Obct. Hülsebruch’s receiving the Bulgarian Service Medal with crown and war service decoration. He received this in the field 24/7/1942. A staff captain of the Dienststelle signed it and it bears the official rubber stamp of the appropriate department.

#7 Document awarding Gustav the bronze clasp for reconnaissance (Frontflug-Spange für Aufklärer. He received the award 13/9/1941 while he was in the rank of Oberleutnant. The document is signed by the commander of the Luftwaffe assigned to the Panzer Unit #2.

#8 Document of award for the Iron Cross Second Class awarded to Oberleutant Hüselbruch 29/July/1941 at the staff HQ and signed by the commander of the Luftwaffe with the Heeresgruppe (middle) signed by a major general and commander of the units.

#9 On 27/Sept/1941 Gustav received the Iron Cross First Class and this document is signed by the General der Flieger and bears the stamp of this general officer.

#10 Document with the Iron Cross in its heading that announces the death of this young 23-year-old airman, who fought loyally for Führer and Fatherland. We praise his name and his patriotic devotion to the great cause. This is so very sad, but certainly inspiring. Gustav was just one of the millions of young heroes who laid down their lives for Germany and Europe.

#11 Three envelopes sent by Feldpost that are addressed to Gustav’s father, Karl Hüselbruch, sending heartfelt condolences for the death of the family’s beloved son. The envelopes contain the original letters to include a beautiful testimonial from the commander of the flying school that Gustav attended. Another envelope contains two hand-written letters of beautiful sympathy from two of his fellow officers. In this envelope are two photographs of the grave at the front of Luftwaffe hero Gustav Hüselbruch. Ich Hatt Einen Kameraden! Einen Besser’n find’st du nicht!

PRICE: $4,500.00; entire assemblage


 

German Jewelry and Stickpins

Luftwaffe Stickpin (Item LUFT 23-8; PINS 4-11)

DESCRIPTION: This is the stickpin in genuine silver that would be worn by the Luftwaffe flying troops arm when in civilian clothes. This is a beautifully detailed stickpin. Very fine.

PRICE: $185.00

 

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Ace Herbert Bauer flew his 500th mission in the Charkow area.

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Iron Plaque to Honor Luftwaffe (Item LUFT 23-9)

DESCRIPTION: This is a special commemorative iron plaque to honor the command of the Luftwaffe in the intense air battle over Charkow. This highly detailed iron plaque measures 6x4 inches and depicts the Luftwaffe eagle at its top flying over four heraldic shields and a pair of typical Luftwaffe swords that are crossed within an oak-leaf motif. Some of the districts are Kiev, Kursk, Poltawa, and the large shield is for Charkow. The shields are representing districts where the war was carried. Under these are seen a Special Luftwaffe Battle Award for Charkow. The wording below reads (translated) “For special presentation from the commander general and supreme military leader in the Luftgau Charkow.” We believe these plaques were presented to Luftwaffe veterans of that heroic struggle once it was over. This is certainly an important battle commemorative and in altogether very fine condition.

PRICE: $485.00

 

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Theodor Osterkamp; WWI and WWII ace on the right

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The last large picture

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Incredible and Historically Important Photo Album (Item LUFT 23-10; ALBUM 4-21; NSFK 1-2; SPECIAL SALES)

DESCRIPTION: Here, without doubt, is the most fantastic, beautiful, and incredibly important Third Reich album ever offered. Most of the scenes chronicled in it are from the famed Deutschlandflug , an annual event sponsored by the German Air Sports (Deutscher Aero Club), a group within the NSFK Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps-(N.S. Flying Corps). This event featured flying from Berlin and around six German cities throughout the country in six days, covering more than 3,000 miles in an Arado L IIa, a two-seat, high-wing touring monoplane. Our information perceived is that the organization for sport flying was probably organized by WWI flying ace, Theodor Osterkamp. In the opening pages of the album is a great 9x7 photograph of some of the most famous WWII flyers as they gather in honoring the participants of the "Deutschlandflug 1937." Pictured are Ehard Milch and SA Chief Victor Lutze and several other personalities as they display the grand prize for this event. At this point and rather interesting is a tiny paper stamp with a swastika that has the message “Arierblut--höchstes Gut!” (“Aryan blood—the highest good!”). Right after that are various good-sized images of the 1937Reichsparteitag and then some pages of Gruppenführer meetings and N.S. political leaders’ conferences in Königsberg and Augsburg. After some great aerial views of the mighty Alps come a couple of wonderful photos of young NSFK lads with their gliders, then more NSFK members and gliders as well as group pictures of Mayday celebrations with swastikas, etc., celebrating World Flyer Day. This is viewed at the Dornier airplane works. There are several pages depicting this event in 1938. Most of these picture are large 9x7s, but then there are the small ones as well on the following pages. At this point we get into Deutschlandflug 1938 and it starts with a large 9x7 portrait of a flyer in his special flying gear getting ready for the flight. Pages following show pilots in similar special gear, and others meeting with Gauleiters and such other officials of state and Luftwaffe. There are several pages of these pictures chronicling this preparatory flight in 1938. Then we come to a 5x3½ photo chronicling high-ranking NSFK leaders attending a gravesite memorial for a fallen comrade. After this there are several 5x3½ pictures of a visit of the high leader (general officer) visiting the NSFK encampment. (He sure enjoys his beer!). There is also a large 9x7 photo of an even higher officer’s visit. There are several more pictures of these officials in their visitations and the crystal-clear uniform visages are great! Most of the pictures mentioned in these later pages have to do with the NSFK Segelflug (glider flights). There are a couple of pictures labeled “Winterfest der Flieger 1939” and there is a really neat picture of General Osterkamp talking with a high-ranking Luftwaffe officer while in front of them there is a beer glass on the table with miniature NSFK flags used in celebrations. Many more such pictures follow up the events of this Christmas get-together. Following this are more 1939 events in smaller pictures. Many uniforms are seen in marches, ceremonies, with all very clear and beautiful photography in 4x3½ images. These are labeled “Gruppenaumarsch” and they are simply wonderful and if I may say so, “super sharp.” Some of them show a rather portly, but distinguished diplomatic official reviewing some of the young NSFK members. The last page has a 6½x8 photo of high-ranking NSFK officers conversing with an equally high-placed Italian Air Force officer. In our opinion, here is one of the very finest Third Reich albums ever offered. The album cover is in fine condition and the photos are downright exemplary-plus!

Price $1,500.00

 

Luftwaffe Helmet

Luftwaffe Helmet

Luftwaffe Helmet

Luftwaffe Helmet
Replaced chinstrap

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M35 Luftwaffe Combat Helmet (Item LUFT 23-11

DESCRIPTION: This is an original, earlier period, reissue-style helmet typically worn by Luftwaffe ground troops like the Hermann Göring Division, F.L.A.K. soldiers, and other land-combat personnel. The chinstrap was missing, so we purchased a very excellent replica that works out fine; other than for that, the helmet is all original. Even the brown, leather liner has all eight fingers although just one is clipped a little! The back of the helmet shell has the stamped number "602." The Luftwaffe decal is only about 50-percent intact, but the swastika is still apparent. This helmet is obviously a period worn-and-used example that the buyer will truly appreciate. Here's an authentic, battle-tested veteran of the war for western civilization.

PRICE: $555.00

 

 

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