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Newsletter No. 212 August 16, 2016

Newsletter No. 212 August 16, 2016

The Notorious Atwood Birdshead Fantasy Dagger by Harry von Johnston, PhD Many legends and rumors existing among the edged weapon collectors community that enable crooked dealers to earn large sums of money from the trusting and gullible.. In this case I define a sucker is a collector who prefers to give credence to dealer`s assertions rather than spending money on informative books. This failing concerns both enthusiasts searching for cheap originals and the nouveau riche who can easily spend thousands…

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Newsletter No. 210 August 2, 2016

Newsletter No. 210 August 2, 2016

Sometimes in the collecting world, incredible transactions happen. In the present case, a collector in the United States had an original watercolor of French ruins made during the First World War by Adolf Hitler. This had once been in the collection of Heinrich Hoffman, Hitler’s personal photographer, and it ended up in the hands of a collector. He kept this for several years and just recently traded it for an original copy of Hitler’s Last Will and Political Testament and…

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Newsletter No. 205 July 6, 2016

Newsletter No. 205 July 6, 2016

We are presenting a partial copy of the German catalog from the Armeemarinehouses of 1914. This catalog listed all of the uniforms and equipment available to officers of the German Imperial Army and Navy at the outbreak of war. As a good part of this lengthy catalog merely lists items without illustration, we have selected all of the illustrations and are showing these in abbreviated but convenient form. And to answer various queries from collectors about the products and appearances…

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Newsletter 202 June 19, 2016

Newsletter 202 June 19, 2016

We are presenting a complete copy of the Steinhauer and Lück medal catalog from 1939 with the important 1940 additions. This is part of a series taken directly from original, illustrated material and shows pieces that were period in original and their construction.

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