Arthur D. Royster (AD) is a member of a distinguished North Carolina family that has been in the United States since the eighteenth century.
Here you will find the archives of five years (over 250 pages) worth of the Letters From Mr Royster.
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…
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.
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.
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…
The Goering Panzer Division Presentation Sword to Hermann Goering by Frank D. Thayer. PhD Copy vs Original
Collector’s Glossary Here is a compendium of terms designed to assist the collecting world make determinations when wishing to purchase items for their collections:
The Robert C. Dold, and other, military belt buckles The recent article by Dr. Frank Thayer appearing in the ‘Military Advisor’ magazine on the SS enlisted personnel belt buckles by Robert Dold (RODO) has stirred up controversy among certain collectors and members of militaria forums. When the article appeared, there were public outcries from several German militaria forum participants, including leaders of the belt buckle sections and authors of material on the same subject. Their cry was that all the…
Our recent presentation containing an excellent article appearing in a very respected military journal on the Robert Dold (RODO) SS EM buckles by Dr. Frank Thayer, created a tempest in a tea pot and as this is illustrative of a serious problem in the militaria collecting community, we plan to address it here.
It is unfortunate for the militaria collecting world that a number of purported “expert” sites are so badly flawed as to be completely useless. As a case in point, Dr. Frank Thayer, an advanced collector of SS militaria, wrote a comprehensive article on the Robert Dold SS enlisted man’s belt buckle. This was covered in the respectable ‘Military Advisor’ and is very accurate in all respects.