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.
PAIR OF GOLD PARTY BADGES BELONGING TO BURGERMEISTER JULIUS STRATMANN.
A very nice matched pair of NSDAP gold party badges. The large 30mm badge retains almost all of its original gilt finish, the central enamel badge is perfect. Reverse side features the safety pin style of pin and hook, the badge is marked GES GESCH and it is also stamped with Stratmann's NSDAP membership number 30556, the pin back plate is marked , DESCHLER & SOHN MUNCHEN 9. The small matching 25mm badge also retains almost all the gilt finish, the enamel badge has a few minor age scratches but no chips or other damage, The reverse side is stamped with the matching NSDAP number 30556, the pin is a high quality period replacement, as most collector will know this is often seen on period badges as the original owners often opted for a better quality pin and hook assembly. Julius Stratmann was born on the 20.4.1902 ( he shared the same Birthday as Adolf Hitler) in the town of Durchhols in the Ruhr. He joined the NSDAP on the 15.2.1926 at the age of only 23 and only a few months after the party was reformed. His occupation was as a sales representative, in 1927 he married Anna List from Wuppertal and they set up home at, 57 Wittener Strasse in the town of Sprockhovel. From 1934 untill 1945 Stratmann served with the NSDAP political administration of Sprockhovel serving as the Burgermeister and also NSDAP local party treasurer. In 1945 Stratmann was placed on the Allied arrest list due his activities with the NSDAP, he was captured by the Russian army and served time in the prisoner of war camp at Kowno in Lithuania, he was surprisingly released from Russian captivity on the 29.10.1945 and he returned to Stockhovel, he died at this town on the 30.6.1960. Complete with this pair of badges is a research file concerning Julius Stratmann to include one photograph of Sratmann wearing SA officer uniform. A very nice pair, documented sets of gold party badges are difficult to find. [Condition: Near Mint]
LUFTWAFFE CARVED WOODEN EAGLE WITH 1943 PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION.
A beautifully carved wooden oak eagle sitting on a rocky out post, the detail to the eagles head and body is exceptional. Mounted below the eagle is a silver plaque featuring a Luftwaffe eagle and swastika and inscription, 18 JAN 1943, ZUM 500 FEINDFLUG 4/NJG 3 , I believe this inscription commemorates the 500th flight of a pilot in a night fighter unit.The reverse side is carved with the artists initials VL. Height 10 inches, the last photograph in the set gives a good size comparison with a bottle of wine. Recently obtained from an old collection in England.[Condition: Mint]
VERY RARE DELUXE QUALITY HUNTING ASSOCIATION DAGGER,SHORT MODEL BY EICKHORN
Although there were a number of manufacturers of Third Reich Hunting Association daggers there was only two makers of the rare deluxe quality short model, Eickhorn and Alcoso. Fine quality staghorn grip complete with swastika hunting association badge. The silver pommel cap is decorated with oakleaves, the pommel screw is a finely detailed acorn, the deer hoof crossguard is also decorated with oakleaves. The silver clamshell features a large bird standing on a branch. All silver finish to the metal fittings is in fine condition with very little wear. The blade is by Eickhorn Solingen featuring the stamped 1935 / 41 pattern trade mark, the blade is double etched with hunting designs, stags in forest, hunter with gun and dogs attacking a wild boar, there is some slight age spotting to the blade but nothing substantial, this is still an extremely nice blade. The leather scabbard is in superb condition, the lower fitting is decorated with a stag amongst foliage. A very rare dagger, in over 30 years collecting and dealing this is only the 3rd deluxe short model hunter I have owned. [Condition: Exc++]
CASED LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVERS BADGE.
This is a superb early quality example still retaining almost all gilt to the wreath and silver finish to the eagle and swastika. Reverse side features pin and hook and makers details, P.Meybauer Berlin. Complete with blue leatherette case with award details to lid. [Condition: Near Mint]
ARMY / WAFFEN SS PRINZE EUGEN MODEL SWORD.
This pattern army sword is from the Eickhorn Fieldmarshall series of swords and this model was worn by the army and has also been documented in period photographs being worn by the Waffen SS, possibly the SS Prinz Eugen Division. The hilt still retains much original gilt finish which now has a very nice age patiner, the crossguard features a large open wing eagle and swastika, the pommel displays a closed wing eagle and swastika. The black celluloid grip in in perfect condition. Near mint blade by Eickhorn Solingen and featuring there 1935 / 41 pattern trade mark.The scabbard still retains about 90% of its original black paint, the wear is mostly to the reverse side. This is a very nice example of a scarce army sword model. The last photograph shows this sword with SS officers portepee attached along side a book with an illustration of the Prinze Eugen sword being worn by an SS officer, these two items are not included in the price but they can be purchased separately.[Condition: Exc++]
MINIATURE ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY ALCOSO.
This is one of the large size miniatures produced by Alcoso and which was with out doubt the finest maker of miniature daggers, the detail and quality is exceptional. Mint orange grip. Fine detail to the silver pommel and eagle and swastika crossguard. Mint blade by Alcoso Solingen and featuring there 1938 / 1940 pattern trade mark. The matching scabbard is in perfect condition. An extremely nice example. [Condition: Near Mint]
SS DAGGER 33 MODEL GROUND ROHM BY HERDER BELOGING TO FRITZ NEUBAUER.
A Very nice early quality example produced in nickel silver. The black wooden grip is perfect and it is inset with the SS runic badge and silver eagle. The nickel silver hilt fittings are in fine condition, the reverse lower crossguard is Group stamped I, the underside of the crossguard is stamped with the original owners SS number, 152252. The blade is in beautiful near mint condition, the obverse side features the SS motto, the reverse side has been expertly factory ground to remove the offending Rohm dedication, the makers details are still in perfect condition, Richard Herder Solingen. The matching black anodized scabbard with nickel silver mounts is in fine condition. Attached to the scabbard is a black leather vertical hanger, the interior is SS & RZM marked. Complete with this dagger is a research file concerning the original owner, SS Man Fritz Neubauer SS number 152252, he served with the 2nd Sturm of SS Standarter (Regiment) 73 which was based at Erlangen. An extremely nice example, very difficult to find as nice as this now. [Condition: Exc++]
THIRD REICH RIFLE ASSOCIATION DAGGER BY ALCOSO.
This is a very difficult dagger to find in good condition especially with a perfect grip. All silver platted hilt fittings are in excellent condition, the clamshell features the rifle association badge which incorporates a black enameled eagle with target board and with organization name to the outer edge with two black swastikas. The grip is white celluloid and it is in perfect condition which is really difficult to find with one of these daggers as the grips are very fragile, the grip is complete with the crossed riffle insignia. The blade is double etched in long floral panels with various marksmanship / hunting designs such as, target board, stags and hunting dogs, the blade shows some light wear but it is still very nice and bright. Black leather scabbard complete with matching silver mounts. A nice example of a rare dagger. [Condition: Exc++]
ALLGEMINE SS OFFICERS PEAKED CAP.
This is a superb very early example,the style often seen in photographs of the early 1930s.High quality black wool top with black velvet center band with white crown and edge piping,the black visor is the typical early style and shows some age crazing.The exterior of the peaked cap is in fine condition with no moth or other damage and displays beautiffully.Complete with early style silver metal eagle and skull & silver officers cap cords.Interior of the cap features white silk lining with white patent leather sweat band,the interior of the cap shows light wear and age.There are no RZM marking to the cap,it is almost certainly to early to feature these.Superb extremely rare hat.[Condition: Exc++]