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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Newsletter 269 September 27, 2017

Newsletter 269 September 27, 2017

The Schloss Klessheim Fraud       For some time now, the military collecting world has heard, mostly in the Maerz book on the Knights Cross, stories of fabled hordes of diamond-studded German orders and decorations found hidden in Schloss Klessheim near Salzburg. The story was that an American soldier noticed what appeared to be a false ceiling and upon ripping it apart with his field shovel, discovered a “big crate” containing hundreds of diamond-studded medals and military standards. The…

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Newsletter 268 September 24, 2017

Newsletter 268 September 24, 2017

I have been doing considerable research into the matter of the purported, “Adolf Hitler Ring” that was allegedly recently sold by the Alexander Auctions people for $66.000 . On April 4, 1982, the British “Telegraph Sunday Magazine” (and later in the American “Penthouse” magazine) an article appeared on what was then called “The Treasure Trove of the Decade.” This dealt with the purported discovery by a certain “Sergeant Joseph” in the “water-logged” basement of the “Führerbau” on the Koenigsplatz in…

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Newsletter 267 September 15, 2017

Newsletter 267 September 15, 2017

We get considerable input from readers and from the readers of other sites devoted to exposing fakes and fakers. Here is a sampling: Author: xxxxxxxx Email: xxxxxx @outlook.com To: christian@juersmilitaria.com Comment: this was on waf, A H Auctions are now selling fake snipers masks   To: xxxxxx From: christian@juersmilitaria.com Today, 10:02 AM xxxxxx@outlook.com   In a wartime German publication there was a picture of two soldiers wearing such masks. These were splinter pattern camouflage. These masks were home-made and not…

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Newsletter 266 September 6, 2017

Newsletter 266 September 6, 2017

From: balclava@gmail.com To: adroyster@hotmail.com Subject: xxxxxxxxx Auctions Date: Tue, 5 September 2017 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 xxxxxxxxx Auctions that are certainly of a somewhat negative nature. My unhappiness lies in the fact that I have been…

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Newsletter 265 September 3, 2017

Newsletter 265 September 3, 2017

Here are odds and ends of information, some of which might be of value to collectors and some of which will no doubt annoy others. “Stosstrupp Adolf Hitler cufftitles in the original production were machine-woven while modern copies are machine-embroidered on what is known as “tank destruction” metallic silver strips. This is the same type of strip that was used as the sleeve rank for top SS officials. This means that the lettering on the originals was sharp and defined…

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Newsletter 264 August 22, 2017

Newsletter 264 August 22, 2017

My book on recent, and not so recent, fake German political and military relics is  completed. It runs to about 200 pages and lists, among other subjects, fake daggers and swords, fake personality items, fake Hitler artwork and personal relics, fake flags and standards, fake military and political decorations, fake uniforms, fake insignia, fake helmets, fake belt buckles, fake tapestries, fake personality dinnerware, fake documents, fake artwork, fake rings, fake porcelain,  and on and on. Rather than attack the merchandisers…

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