These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
RARE SS POLICE NCO SWORD BY KREBS WITH SS RUNES TO POMMEL.
This is a very rare model sword which features the SS runes to the pommel of the police NCO sword, this was only authorized if the policeman was also a full member of the SS which only a very few were. Black wood grip complete with silver police eagle and swastika badge, silver plated hilt fittings show light age wear the under side of the crossguard is stamped with the SS acceptance runes, the silver pommel features deeply cast SS runes. The blade is by the very desirable SS maker ,Peter Dan Krebs Solingen and features there lobster TM, this is a well know maker of SS swords, the blade is in over all very nice condition it is complete with the white blade buffer pad (white buffer pads are often associated with SS swords). Scabbard shows light age but still retains at least 90% original black paint, the top silver mount is marked with the SS acceptance stamp. Please see Tom Wittmann's SS book for several examples and a description of this rare SS model sword. In over 30 years as a dealer in German edged weapons this is only the 2nd SS Police NCO's sword that I have owned that featured the SS runic pommel and this example being by Krebs makes it even more desirable, a very important sword to own if you are an SS edged weapon collector.The Sword was purchased privately and it has never been in a collection. [Condition: Exc++]
SS GREEN FEZ AS WORN BY THE WAFFEN SS HANDSCHAR DIVISION.
This extremely nice example of an original SS green fez was recently obtained from an English charity shop for very little money, unfortunatly not by me but I did manage to purchase it from the finder. Although over the years I have owned a number of the red fezzes this is only the 2nd example of the green type I have owned, they are considerably harder to find than the red dress fez type, often they are in mint unissued condition but this green fez was obviously issued and worn. The fez when found was flat as it had probably been stored in a cupboard drew but it springs easily back in to shape if required although it does look rather nice in it's found condition. The green wool body is in fine condition with out any staining or mothing. The SS bevo type eagle and skull are perfectly matching and are machine stitched into place on the hat in the correct way. The black tassel is in excellent condition, it is held neatly in place on the back of the fez by several tiny cotton loops which are normally see on original fezzes. The interior of the fez shows just light wear but no damage and features a leather sweat band, there is also a very faint size ink stamp to the inside of the fez but it is difficult to make out now. The fez was issued to the Waffen SS Handschar Division which was formed in 1943 and made up of Bosnian Muslim volunteers, if fought on the Eastern front mostly against partisan's, in 1945 they retreated into Germany with other German forces and managed to surrender to the British Army. After the war 38 officers were sent back to Yugoslavia to be put on trial for so called war crimes, 10 of which were executed. A really fine looking fez which must have had an interesting history. [Condition: Near Mint]
WAFFEN SS OFFICERS SOLDBUCH AND ID CARD SET.
A very rare SS Soldbuch belonging to an SS officer with fine uniform photograph.The book belonged to SS Untersturmfuhrer Otto Berlemann who was born on the 16.3.1914 and has lots of entry's from 1939 until the end of the war in 1945, he served with the SS Totenkopf Regiment and then the 4th SS Police division, he was promoted to officer rank on the 9th of November 1943, by June 1944 he held the position of Santeshnishcher Fuhrer which is some type of medical leader but not a Doctor. He received 4 military awards and so he obviously had a fair bit of combat experience on the front line, The Czech 1938 annexation medal, Iron cross 2nd class awarded in 1941 in Russia, the Russian front medal also in 1941 and the Demjansk shield in 1943. The cover of the Soldbuch has the SS runes, some of the internal pages are loose and some of the pages have been reinforced on the binding probably by the owner. The 2nd document is a red cross Personal Ausweis Identification document belonging to SS Untersturmfuhrer Otto Berlemann and it is interesting that it was issued on the 6th of June 1944 which was the date of the allied invasion of France. [Condition: Exc++]
POLITICAL LEADERS PEAKED CAP FOR KREIS LEVEL OF LEADERSHIP.
Brown wool top in fine condition with dark velvet center band and white piping for Kreiss leval political leader. Complete with gilt metal eagle, cockade and gold bullion cap cords. Interior features a gray silk lining with celluloid patch with makers name, CARL ROTH OFFENBURG, the leather sweat band is in perfect condition with RZM label to the underside. This is a really nice looking example with no moth or damage. [Condition: Near Mint]
SA DAGGER 33 MODEL BY WKC UNISSUED WITH ORIGINAL FACYTORY TAG
All silver platting remaining to hilt fittings.The brown wooden grip is in mint condition and is complete with SA badge and late style eagle. Mint blade, obverse side displays the SA motto and the reverse side is marked RZM M7/42 which is the makers code for WKC. The scabbard retains 100% original brown paint and the silver fittings are in perfect condition with all silver platting remaining. Attached to the dagger is an original WKC issue tag. A superb example which would probably be impossible to improve on. [Condition: Mint]
SS OFFICERS CHAINED DAGGER 1936 MODEL.
A good example purchased privately which has not been in a collection before and at a bargain price. This a very interesting example dating to about 1937 and is from the period when they were changing over production of SS36 model dagger fittings from nickel silver to silver plated metal. The black ebony grip is in excellent condition with no crack or chips just light age, the grip is inset with SS runic insignia and silver eagle, the nickel silver cross guards fit the grip perfectly and as you would expect there is no SS group mark. The blade is in extremely nice condition, it features the SS motto to the obverse side and it is plain on the reverse side with out a makers name which is correct for the the 36 model dagger, there is still a good percentage of cross grain and original polish to this blade. The scabbard is the anodized type and it is fitted with plated fittings, the upper fitting shows some minor lifting to the fitting, the lower fitting has a slight dent to the ball, the fittings are still very nice but could probably be improved if required.The chain hanger is the 2nd pattern and it is in extremely nice condition, the reverse side of one of the links has the SS runic acceptance stamp. Not a mint dagger but still in extremely collectible condition and priced very realistically at a bargain price compared to what they normally sell for. [Condition: Exc+]
RLB 1st MODEL MANS DAGGER BY WKC WITH HANGER.
The silver hilt fittings are in perfect condition with very good detail to the crossguard art deco style eagle and swastika.The black wooden grip is in perfect condition complete with RLB 1st pattern badge, there is some loss to the blue enamel of the badge letters but it is still at least 75% complete and the blue enamel swastika is perfect.The blade is by WKC Solingen and it is near mint condition.The scabbard retains almost all original black paint and the matching silver scabbard fitting is in perfect condition.Complete with leather hanger. Very reasonable price because of the minor damage to the badge enamel. [Condition: Exc++]
VERY RARE GERMAN M18 MODEL HELMET WITH EAR CUT OUTS, RE-ISSUED TO THE ARMY DURING THE THIRD REICH.
An extremely rare Imperial German M18 model helmet often referred to as telephone operators helmet for obvious reasons, re-issued during the Third Reich to the army. The helmet still retains at least 90% original field gray paint, the helmet was re-issued probably about 1940 and features single decal army eagle insignia, the eagle is about 80% remaining just showing light wear.The helmet is complete with latter style leather liner and chin strap. [Condition: Exc++]
SS DAGGER 1933 MODEL BY KLASS.
All early nickel silver fittings, the lower crossguread is SS group stamped I. Black ebony grip is in excellent condition and it is inset with the SS runic badge and silver eagle. The blade features the SS motto on the obverse side and the makers name Robert Klass Solingen on the reverse side, there are a few age smudges but over all this is still an extremely nice blade. Black anodized scabbard with matching nickel silver fittings is in extremely nice condition.Complete with black leather hanger with the early style spring clip. A very nice example of an early high quality SS mans dagger and which are always in high demand by collectors. [Condition: Exc++]