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Month: May 2017

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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