Newsletter 263 July 10, 2017

Newsletter 263 July 10, 2017

Stolen Gold and Coming Revolution July 10, 2017 by Christian Jürs In late April 1945, a convoy of German trucks left the German-occupied Italian city of Muggia [in Istria] on the Adriatic Sea and drove north through Udine and then northeast to Villach in what was once the Greater German Reich and is now Austria. There were five trucks, all painted the medium camouflage yellow of the later war German Wehrmacht, and one staff car bearing license plates of the…

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Newsletter 262 July 3, 2017

Newsletter 262 July 3, 2017

By Christian Jürs For the past several months, I, with the friendly assistance of others, have been putting together a fully-ilustrated catalog of fake items of German militaria that are today being produced to be passed off to unsuspecting collectors as genuine. I will send out a notice when this is complete and would like to state that this catalog of fakes is absolutely free to anyone wishing it. But this means we hope to educate the collecting public to…

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Newsletter 261 June 30, 2017

Newsletter 261 June 30, 2017

Stolen Gold by Christian Jürs In late April 1945, a convoy of German trucks left the German-occupied Italian city of Muggia [in Istria] on the Adriatic Sea and drove north through Udine and then northeast to Villach in what was once the Greater German Reich and is now Austria. There were five trucks, all painted the medium camouflage yellow of the later war German Wehrmacht, and one staff car bearing license plates of the SS. This car was occupied by…

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Newsletter 260 June 28, 2017

Newsletter 260 June 28, 2017

by Christian Jürs The proliferation of documents from the Third Reich purporting to be signed by Adolf Hitler are legion. An original Hitler signature is quite rare and in demand by autograph and militaria collectors but, sadly, most of the ones found today on the market are not original. Firstly, one must consider the paper on which the document is signed. Paper used during the course of the Third Reich did not have paper whiteners used in its construction. This…

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Newsletter 259 June 26, 2017

Newsletter 259 June 26, 2017

This is the first in a listing of German militaria dealers, and collectors, whose activities should be of interest to the collecting world. We are sending these out, individually once a week to those who have requested them. Because of potential legal problems, we have stopped selling the book, Blacklist, , to the public. Interested parties wishing to address the writer may do so at:  GermarRudolf9@hotmail.com Kai Winkler History Shop/ House of History Schulstraße 11a D-21220 Seevetal (Maschen) Tel.: +49…

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Newsletter 258 June 18, 2017

Newsletter 258 June 18, 2017

The attached letter has apparently been sent to many collectors and dealers throughout the world very recently. Christian Jürs, who has submitted to us a number of informative, and accurate, articles on German military decoractions, has sent this to us and just recently, we received about twenty copies of this from interested parties. One collector, or dealer, wrote Mr. Jürs a short and nasty note and we are publishing this, along with his pointed response.   American Holocaust Survivors Association…

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Newsletter 257 May 30, 2017

Newsletter 257 May 30, 2017

Here is an email that apparently is being sent to many collectors, dealers and other interested parties. When it comes in, we will be certain to post it: ‘By the pricking of my thumbs, Something wicked this way comes.’ According a recent report, ‘A Dark and Constant Rage,’ from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), right wing extremists have been responsible for planning at least 150 acts of terror in the United States over the past 25 years. They’ve killed 255 people…

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Newsletter 256 May 17, 2017

Newsletter 256 May 17, 2017

Here is a current official German exposition of a projected enforcement of current German laws concerning the sale and possession of Nazi-era items.   Vertrieb: Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH, Postfach 10 05 34, 50445 Köln Telefon (02 21) 97 66 83 40, Fax (02 21) 97 66 83 44, www.betrifft-gesetze.de ISSN 0720-2946 Bundesrat Drucksache 216/17 09.03.17 R – In Gesetzesantrag des Saarlandes Entwurf eines … Gesetzes zur Änderung des Strafgesetzbuches – Erweiterung des § 86a StGB in Bezug auf den Handel…

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Newsletter 255 May 4, 2017

Newsletter 255 May 4, 2017

SS-Totenkopf cuff title First instituted in September of 1938, this example is one worn on a Waffen-SS officer’s field tunic but is the same one that was issued to all ranks to replace the ‘Oberbayern” title. Ref: SS-Befehlsblatt Nr. 3, Ziff. 19, And RF-SS T-176 155/2684669 This title was hand-embroidered in aluminum thread. Wartime issues included machine-woven examples. SS-Totenkopf cuff title, hand-embroidered  

Newsletter 254 May 2, 2017

Newsletter 254 May 2, 2017

A Study in Mendacity by Wilbur Stump A Yugoslav-born immigrant from Germany, the Michigan-based Dietrich Maerz is an American success story. Hardly able to read and write in any language when he arrived in the United States, the former autoshop worker is now a successful author and publisher in the field of militaria. As well as his own books, Maerz publishes the work of other new experts through B&D Publications LLC. He also has a sideline in militaria authentication, administered…

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