Newsletter 278 January 26, 2018

Newsletter 278 January 26, 2018

From: balclava@gmail.com To: adroyster@hotmail.com Subject: Alexander Auctions Date: Fri, 26 September 2018 09:16:26 –0600   Dear Mr. Royster:   In your most excellent columns, I have been following, with admitted sinking feelings, comments about so-called “paper whiteners” and the rather distressing news that they were not used in paper until 1951.   In another posting, I note several articles about the Alexander Auctions that are certainly of a somewhat negative nature.   My unhappiness lies in the fact that I…

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Newsletter 277 January 16, 2018

Newsletter 277 January 16, 2018

At one point in time, there was a plan to issue a new dagger for the SS. One prototype was made for official approval  and photographed but the project was shelved and throughout, the SS wore the standard M-36 dagger, during the war, with silver knot. Here are pictures of both the original, appearing in the Atwood book that served as a catalog of his own fakes, and a newly-created “prototype” fake. A prominent auction house shoved this one off…

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Newsletter December 9, 2017

Newsletter December 9, 2017

  The Neo-Nazi Renaissance Article by Christian Jürs In the main, fraud, counterfeiting and deceit are certainly immoral and very often felonious but in some instances, the essential ludicrous nature of some frauds manages to overcome the gravity. Such is the case of the enormous industry devoted to the creation, manufacture and sale of faked items of German militaria and elevated personality items from the Third Reich period, purporting to belong to such people as Hitler and Hermann Goering. There…

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Newsletter 274 December 8, 2017

Newsletter 274 December 8, 2017

    The Kassel show has come and gone and I have spent many hours there, wandering around with several gentlemen from an investigative agency, pointing the legion of fakes to them for a project they are working on. It is truly amazing the enormous amount of fake and misrepresented items being shoved off on the gullible collectors both in Europe and the United States. And I do not know what is the most entertaining; the almost total ignorance of…

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Holiday Newsletter

Holiday Newsletter

The Golden Eagle Forum News Letter No 1 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…

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Newsletter 273 October 12, 2017

Newsletter 273 October 12, 2017

From: christian@juersmilitaria.com <christian@juersmilitaria.com> Sent: Wednesday, October 12, 2017 2:55 AM To: adroyster@hotmail.com Subject: Origins of Third Reich fakes   Dear Arthur: I am also including in my next posting, other selected manufacturers of Third Reich reproductions. Would you be kind enough to put this on your postings? I am going to send out selected links to the 6,000+ people on my master list. These are only a few of my links to new fakes. I am also going to show…

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Newsletter 272 October 11, 2017

Newsletter 272 October 11, 2017

From: christian@juersmilitaria.com <christian@juersmilitaria.com> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 6:43 AM To: adroyster@hotmail.com Subject: Origins of Third Reich fakes   Dear Arthur: I have received all of your input and have been checking each link. Most amazing what is being made now in the field of Third Reich militaria! Here is the link to one of the biggest Pakistani firms. They make all manner of SS insignia, embroidered flags and standards, and much more. Would you be kind enough to put…

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Newsletter 271 October 10, 2017

Newsletter 271 October 10, 2017

The Grand Cross of the Iron Cross Großkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes Instituted by Adolf Hitler on September 1, 1939   The Grand Cross of the Iron Cross was “approximately double the size of the Iron Cross  1st Class.”  It was originally planned to issue this decoration with a gold, instead of silver, rim but this did not receive final approval from Hitler. The Grand Cross was presented to Hermann Göring on July 19, 1940 and the same time of his…

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Newsletter 270 October 7, 2017

Newsletter 270 October 7, 2017

Here we have an offering by the Hermann Historica auctions of Munich of what they purport to be rare relics belonging to one of Adolf Hitler’s top aides, Julius Schaub. One of the “rare” pieces is the now-notorious “Prototype Blood Order” This piece is a purely fantasy item concocted by a prominent German dealer in militaira and sold through other thoroughly crooked dealers to eager, and solvent, collectors. We saw this nonsensical piece advertised as having belonged to Emil Maurice…

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