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Month: September 2016

Newsletter No. 224 September 26, 2016

Newsletter No. 224 September 26, 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 decorations and is currently preparing a heavily illustrated book on the subject. ADR The Danzig Flak badge This badge exists and is original to the period yet there is no mention of it in the official records. This, of course, upsets amateur collectors who are unable to make up their collective minds about whether or…

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Newsletter No. 223 September 22, 2016

Newsletter No. 223 September 22, 2016

Another very rare and desirable “SS Prototype Dagger”, created by Atwood and manufactured for him in Germany in the ‘60s. This one is pure fiction and Jimmy made up ten of them for the usual Discriminating Collectors. He showed me his bill and the daggers cost him less than $100 apiece so the profit to those honest merchants of recent fakes who sell these has been impressive. They are a little big to use for letter openers but you could…

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Newsletter No. 222 September 21, 2016

Newsletter No. 222 September 21, 2016

The Golden Eagle Militaria Forum News Letter 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 Moderator…Gwen Twidget…

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Newsletter No. 221 September 18, 2016

Newsletter No. 221 September 18, 2016

  Among the more exotic fakes created by the late Colonel James Atwood, is the renowned “Adolf Hitler Suicide Pistol.” This appeared on the cover of Argosy magazine and had been sold to an Andy Wright of Saskatchewan, Canada for a very large sum of money. Unfortunately for the proud owner, the pistol is certainly a Walther-made PPK model but it was made after 1965. On the slide of original pistols one saw the legend, ‘Waffenfabrik Carl Walther/Zella Mehelis i….

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Newsletter No. 219 September 5, 2016

Newsletter No. 219 September 5, 2016

More fantasy pieces for fun and profit by Harry von Johnston. PhD. This is a piece that shows imagination but little historical knowledge. It is the so-called “Hitler Youth Danzig Olympics dagger” dated 1936. Danzig was a free city in 1936, officially not a part of any country, and did not have representation at the 1936 Olympics, ergo they did not have a “honor dagger.” This piece was made in India and the company made twenty pieces for an American…

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