Newsletter 241 February 51, 2017

Newsletter 241 February 51, 2017

Here is an article from the German news site, Deutsche Welle, about the “Hitler telephone from his bunker” that was recently sold by Alexander Auctions for a great deal of money. When this appeared, a number of collectors wrote me about it but the question of authenticity is better addressed in the German article.   Hitler phone a fake: German phone expert A phone sold as one used by Hitler and billed as “arguably the most destructive ‘weapon’ of all…

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Newsletter 241 February 21, 2017

Newsletter 241 February 21, 2017

For the past month I have been hard at work on the subject of the enormous mass of fake German militaria being manufactured and merchandised to the collecting world as genuine. These fakes fall into a number of categories: The first one is counterfeiting of original pieces, such as belt buckles, steel helmets, medals and decorations, uniforms and uniform accessories, and edged weapons. The second one are so-called personality items such as items belonging to famous personalities, such as Hitler,…

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Newsletter 240 January 17, 2017

Newsletter 240 January 17, 2017

We just received this copy of a letter from a reader. We have redacted his name out of courtesy but are publishing this to show the sort of anguish some of our writings are causing to people who richly deserve them. January 17, 2017 Jack W. Stewart, Esq 61 North Market Street Asheville, NC  28802   Re: Your communication of January 5, 2016   Dear Mr. Stewart:   Your letter of the fifth of January, last year, was forwarded to…

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Newsletter 239 December 11, 2016

Newsletter 239 December 11, 2016

Reichsmarschall tunic Here is an original tunic for  Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring that was part of a large collection of tunics, trousers and military caps that was discovered in Bavaria several years ago. Although our site specializes in exposing fakes, we are always interested in also showing genuine items. There are endless variations on Göring items of dress and he had weight fluctuations which resulted in his having many tunics, trousers and overcoats. His hat size was always 61 cm, however….

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Newsletter No. 238, December 7, 2016

Newsletter No. 238, December 7, 2016

  Here are two German Fire Service sleeve patches, one for the Reichskanzelei and the other for the Führerhauptquartier. They are magenta machine-embroidered on a black background. Both are fantasy pieces made to deceive. There were no such Fire Service stations during the Third Reich.Two fictional Police patches shown here are samples of a number of fictional patches for the SS and Police units.   ADR  

Newsletter No. 237, December 6, 2016

Newsletter No. 237, December 6, 2016

Here is more information for the collecting world. The first is from a Pakistani firm,   RSHIYA EMBROIDERY & SPORTS MOHALA NOOR PURA SIALKOT PAKISTAN PHONE : 0092 0303 4387 734 arsheya.embroidery@gmail.com Hand Embroidered Badges & Flags Lanyards & Aiguelettes Peak Caps & Berets Cap Cords & Sword Knots Sam Browne & Web Belts Sword Knots / Frogs & Slings Cap Cords & Braids Shoulder Boards The second item of interest is from a German dealer and purports to show…

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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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