Newsletter No. 224 September 26, 2016

Newsletter No. 224 September 26, 2016

Note: We are presenting in this posting an article by Christian Jürs.. Mr. Jürs has a large collection of original German military decoration documents and decorations and is currently preparing a heavily illustrated book on the subject. ADR The Danzig Flak badge This badge exists and is original to the period yet there is no mention of it in the official records. This, of course, upsets amateur collectors who are unable to make up their collective minds about whether or…

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Newsletter No. 223 September 22, 2016

Newsletter No. 223 September 22, 2016

Another very rare and desirable “SS Prototype Dagger”, created by Atwood and manufactured for him in Germany in the ‘60s. This one is pure fiction and Jimmy made up ten of them for the usual Discriminating Collectors. He showed me his bill and the daggers cost him less than $100 apiece so the profit to those honest merchants of recent fakes who sell these has been impressive. They are a little big to use for letter openers but you could…

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Newsletter No. 222 September 21, 2016

Newsletter No. 222 September 21, 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. 221 September 18, 2016

Newsletter No. 221 September 18, 2016

  Among the more exotic fakes created by the late Colonel James Atwood, is the renowned “Adolf Hitler Suicide Pistol.” This appeared on the cover of Argosy magazine and had been sold to an Andy Wright of Saskatchewan, Canada for a very large sum of money. Unfortunately for the proud owner, the pistol is certainly a Walther-made PPK model but it was made after 1965. On the slide of original pistols one saw the legend, ‘Waffenfabrik Carl Walther/Zella Mehelis i….

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Newsletter No. 219 September 5, 2016

Newsletter No. 219 September 5, 2016

More fantasy pieces for fun and profit by Harry von Johnston. PhD. This is a piece that shows imagination but little historical knowledge. It is the so-called “Hitler Youth Danzig Olympics dagger” dated 1936. Danzig was a free city in 1936, officially not a part of any country, and did not have representation at the 1936 Olympics, ergo they did not have a “honor dagger.” This piece was made in India and the company made twenty pieces for an American…

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Newsletter No. 218 August 30, 2016

Newsletter No. 218 August 30, 2016

Wehrmacht and SS Orders and Decoration documents by Christian Jürs Called by the Germans ‘Verleihungs-urkunden’ or Presentation documents, when a member of the German military was presented with a decoration, he received a document attesting to this. These documents were printed on paper and were usually 150×210 mm in size. The awardees name and unit were typed onto the paper (hand-lettered in some cases) and the document was signed by authorized personnel and most generally had the so-called ‘Dienstsiegel’ or…

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Newsletter No. 217 August 27, 2016

Newsletter No. 217 August 27, 2016

Ever eager to supply the dealers, and through them, the collectors, with rare and tasteful items, the Polish firm has sent out a elegant listing of first class fakes to dealers around the globe. We have been fortunate to obtain illustrations of hundreds of such items which we will be showing from time to time to delight the  many tasteful collectors who treasure such items and the dealers who are even more delighted to reap the rewards of a cash…

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Newsletter No. 216 August 27, 2016

Newsletter No. 216 August 27, 2016

Once again, we return to the creative works of Lt. Col. James Atwood, USA ret and CIA operative. Here is a picture, taken from his dagger book, showing a “Himmler Damascus Letter Opener.” This creative bit of work is to be found in his book, ‘The Daggers and Edged Weapons of Hitler’s Germany’ Berlin, 1965 on page 213. This is described as a Himmler Christmas present, made by Paul Müller at Dachau. The blade is not Damascus but is acid-etched…

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Newsletter No. 215 August 25, 2016

Newsletter No. 215 August 25, 2016

Here is a communication from an advanced German buckle collector, along with photographs in support. “Dear Mr. Royster: I am a German belt buckle collector and have been for some forty years. I also subscribe to the Military Collector and read the article on RODO SS buckles by Dr. Thayer. I also read the uproar on the Wehrmacht Awards Forum about the article, several belt buckle dealers proclaiming that the pictures Dr. Thayer showed were all of fakes. I have…

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Newsletter No. 214 August 24, 2016

Newsletter No. 214 August 24, 2016

Note: We are presenting in this posting an article by Christian Jürs, a specialist in German military documents. Mr. Jürs has a large collection of original military decoration documents and is currently preparing a heavily illustrated book on the subject. ADR Wehrmacht and SS Orders and Decoration documents by Christian Jürs Called by the Germans ‘Verleihungs-urkunden’ or Presentation documents, when a member of the German military was presented with a decoration, he received a document attesting to this. These documents…

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