Newsletter No 208 July 25, 2016

Newsletter No 208 July 25, 2016

The SS Standard Bearer’s Gorget M-38 by Dr. Frank Thayer From its inception, SS standard bearers wore the SA gorget but on September 11, 1938, a new gorget was introduced for SS wear. The RZM logo and manufacturer’s code were stamped into the center tang. The gorget, stamped out of nickle-silver, was 19cm wide by 13.5 cm in height. The chain-link suspension was similar in design to the suspension links of the SS dagger, M-36 in that there were alternating…

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Newsletter 206 July 11, 2016

Newsletter 206 July 11, 2016

The Broken Sword: Deceit and Destruction in Florida July 7, 2016 By Alicia Fong MCR News From: Laura Hawkins [mailto:firearms@affiliatedauctions.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 6:30 AM To: Vermont Trotter Subject: . We also just received the sword, it is magnificent !!! In September of 2015, Vermont Trotter, a resident of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, sent a valuable historical sword to the Affiliated Auction house of Tallahassee, Florida. He did so at their request. The firm had been recommended to Mr….

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Newsletter No. 205 July 6, 2016

Newsletter No. 205 July 6, 2016

We are presenting a partial copy of the German catalog from the Armeemarinehouses of 1914. This catalog listed all of the uniforms and equipment available to officers of the German Imperial Army and Navy at the outbreak of war. As a good part of this lengthy catalog merely lists items without illustration, we have selected all of the illustrations and are showing these in abbreviated but convenient form. And to answer various queries from collectors about the products and appearances…

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Newsletter No. 204 June 30, 2016

Newsletter No. 204 June 30, 2016

The Golden Eagle Militaria Forum News Letter The go-to journal for German militaria collectors! Forum Chief…Basil Colon Orders & Decorations WW II Moderator …Saul Scrotum Orders & Decorations post-WWII Moderator …Tansy-Sue Karpowitz Orders & Decorations Godet Black Wound Badges Moderator …Edgar T, Smegma Orders & Decorations Juncker Black Wound Badges Moderator …George Navel Orders & Decorations Fantasy Pieces Moderator …Horst Schwantzfresser Schloss Klessheim Treasures Moderator …Timmy Slatkin Uniforms, Wehrmacht Moderator …Cestus Gorp Uniforms NSDAP Moderator…Mike Hunt Uniforms HJ Moderator…Gwen Twidget…

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Newsletter No.203 June 24, 2016

Newsletter No.203 June 24, 2016

The Rommel Honor Dagger Many collectors seem to be drawn to technical works that are published solely to sell fakes. These gaudy books contain endless “variant” pieces, “prototypes,” “late-war production” items and many other entertaining holy relics that happen to be in the possession of either the author or one of his partners in crime.

Newsletter 202 June 19, 2016

Newsletter 202 June 19, 2016

We are presenting a complete copy of the Steinhauer and Lück medal catalog from 1939 with the important 1940 additions. This is part of a series taken directly from original, illustrated material and shows pieces that were period in original and their construction.

Newsletter No. 201 June 9, 2016

Newsletter No. 201 June 9, 2016

This French marshal’s baton was presented to Bazaine and later was donated, by his family, to the French government in Paris. His Second Empire marshal’s baton was on display at the Musée de l’Armée at Las Invilides, 7th Arrondissment, Paris. On May 17, 1987, this baton, and several other historical French military objects, were stolen from the museum. During the theft, a museum security guard was shot, and fatally wounded, by the thieves. In exiting the museum grounds, the thieves…

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