Newsletter No. 235, November 28, 2016

Newsletter No. 235, November 28, 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 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 were printed on paper and…

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Newsletter No. 234, November 26, 2016

Newsletter No. 234, November 26, 2016

Here is one of the most entertaining, and revealing, letters I have ever received. It discusses certain activities between an advanced collector and one of the biggest dealers in German militaria. “Mr. Royster: About a year and a half ago, I was contacted by a Mr. Robert Johnson of Germania International, which is located in Lakemont, Georgia. He said he had heard that I knew a good deal about the artwork of Adolf Hitler and asked me to come over…

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Newsletter No. 233, November 24, 2016

Newsletter No. 233, November 24, 2016

Who, one might ask, is “Don Angel Alcazar de Velasco?” This individual is alleged to have been a Spanish intelligence agent, working for the German Abwehr during the course of the Second World War, and who is further alleged to have been in Berlin in May of 1945 and while there, is purported to have assisted Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann and Gestapo Chief Heinrich Müller to escape that city and go to South America. We have conducted a…

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Newsletter No. 232, November 19, 2016

Newsletter No. 232, November 19, 2016

Here is a most enlightening communication from a regular commentator. This gives very interesting background to the large market in fake Nazi-era relics. It addresses players in the game that have not been guessed at but who are not unknown. from Simon Carrington to AD Royster Militaria It is very interesting to observe that our very own CIA is deeply involved in the manufacturing, authenticating and sale of fake Nazi political and military items. The worst of this gang was…

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Newsletter No. 231 November 9, 2016

Newsletter No. 231 November 9, 2016

This is a commentary on an Internet site called ‘Sharkhunters’ and its owner, one Harry Cooper. Mr. Harry Cooper P.O.Box 1539 Hernando, Florida sharkhunters@earthlink.net This site, which reflects a very right-wing, neo-Nazi point of view and tries to connect these views with a history of German WWII submarines is, to be kind, bizarre. Mr. Cooper constantly claims Hitler escaped from Germany at the end of World War II and settled in Argentina. He either went to that country by a…

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Newsletter No. 230 November 6, 2016

Newsletter No. 230 November 6, 2016

Fraud among the High and Mighty by Wilbur C Stump wcstump@gmail.com   There were three Großkreuze produced during the war by the Berlin firm of C.E. Juncker. One had a gold rim and was rejected by Hitler and two were given to Göring. But there was only one presentation document, presented to Hermann Göring by Adolf Hitler on 15.7.1940. The gold-tooled vellum document was contained in a lavishly produced cassette in Luftwaffe blue maroquinnerie with a hand-tooled fire gilt bordering inlaid…

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Newsletter No. 229 October 18, 2016

Newsletter No. 229 October 18, 2016

Note: We are presenting in this posting an article by Christian Jürs.. Mr. Jürs has a large collection of original German military decorations and is in the process of preparing a manuscript on the subject. ADR The Jung-Kosaken-Abzeichen This badge was instituted on 9. June, 1944 by the Commanding Officer of the XV Kavallerie Korps. There are extant two other badges, one for the Siberian Kosaken units and another for the 5. Don-Kosaken cavalry units but these are unit badges…

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Newsletter No. 228 October 16, 2016

Newsletter No. 228 October 16, 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 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 were printed on paper and…

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Newsletter No. 227 October 12, 2016

Newsletter No. 227 October 12, 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 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 were printed on paper and…

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Newsletter No. 226 October 4, 2016

Newsletter No. 226 October 4, 2016

Note: Here is an article by Mr. Stump, who is an expert on many aspects of German militaria fraud. This concerns a Knights Cross document for a German paratrooper general in specific but in general, it gives a great deal of valuable background on how fakes are created, advertised and sold. Names are mentioned. Mr. Stump has a number of such articles which we will be very pleased to publish for our readership. –ed   THE CONRATH DOCUMENTS SCAM PRELUDE…

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