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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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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