Documents and Photographs

Miscellaneous; personalities, award recipients, postcards, maps

 

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SS Soldbuch for a Panzer Grenadier

Nice, later war Soldbuch to an enlisted Waffen SS Panzer Grenadier, dated to December of 1944.

SOLD

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SS KB-Akt Landesversicherungsanstalt Documents

A complete file of 29 documents from the archives of the Landesversicherungsanstalt (state insurance) for an SS member of the Polizei.  All documents are carefully preserved in plastic binder pages and in very good condition.  Very interesting and rare to find a grouping like this that is complete.

$1075

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Luftwaffe Flyer Identification Documents

A complete grouping of identity papers for a Flieger in the Luftwaffe, to include his Soldbuch, Arbeitsbuch, Flugbuch and Arbeiter-Pass.  All documents are complete, intact with no damages or missing pages.  The Flugbuch has had notebook paper wrapped around the outside covers for some reason, though the book covers are both in perfect condition.  Since the handwriting on the cover says “Flugbuch No. I” one has to assume there were other books and the wrapping was done for the numbering.

$350

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SS Evaluation Document

An SS officer's evaluation sheet for the their personnel

file.   It describes his personal data - name, location and date of birth, civilian profession (Engineer in this case), religion, party number, SS number, etc. and evaluation describing his character and military service.   Its filled out and signed by his commanding officer SS Oberfurhrer Doring.

 

SOLD

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Erich Hartmann signed photo

Postcard sized period photo of Luftwaffe Ace Erich Hartmann, with contemporary signature.

SOLD

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Erich Hartmann signed photo

Postcard sized period photo of Luftwaffe Ace Erich Hartmann, with contemporary signature.

$133

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Adolf Galland signed photo

Postcard sized period photo of Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland, with contemporary signature.

$106

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Adolf Galland signed photo

Postcard sized period photo of Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland, with contemporary signature.

$106

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Adolf Galland signed photo

Postcard sized period photo of Luftwaffe Ace Adolf Galland, with contemporary signature.

$106

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“Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich” Magazines

A portfolio of six “Die Kunst im Deutschen Reich” magazines dating from January through June of 1941.  All magazines are Ausgabe “B” series, which feature both art and architecture in their coverage.  The magazines are large format and incorporate beautiful, large photographs of German art of the time, as well as photographs of many statues, sculptures and buildings.  They are packaged in a brown, four panel folder and also include a matted black and white print.  Over 1,000 pages of period art and photography!

SOLD

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Hans Ulrich Rudel letter

Signed letter (post-war) on personal stationery of Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most highly decorated German of WWII.  Rudel is the only recipient of the Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds to the Knights Cross, an honor he earned flying a world record 2,530 combat missions.

$505

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Hans Ulrich Rudel signed photo

Signed photo (post-war) of Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most highly decorated German of WWII.  Rudel is the only recipient of the Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds to the Knights Cross, an honor he earned flying a world record 2,530 combat missions.

$478

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Hans Ulrich Rudel Signature

Autograph clipping from Hans Ulrich Rudel, the most highly decorated German of WWII.  Rudel is the only recipient of the Golden Oakleaves, Swords and Diamonds to the Knights Cross, an honor he earned flying a world record 2,530 combat missions.

SOLD

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Manfred Rommel signed photo

Signed photo (post-war) of Manfred Rommel, former Mayor of Stuttgart and son of Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel.

$43

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Luftwaffe General Adolf Galland signed photo

Signed photo (post-war) of Adolf Galland, Knights Cross with Oakleaves & Swords recipient, flying ace and Generalleutnant of the Luftwaffe.  Nice, bold marker signature.

$159

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U-Boat Commander Hellmut Rathke signature

Signed thank you card from Korvettenkapitan Hellmut Rathke, commander of the U-352, which was the first German submarine sunk in American waters, off Morehaed City, NC in May of 1942.

$94

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Kriegsmarine Coastal Chart of Maine

This is an Original Kriegsmarine Coastal Chart of the United States showing the "Gulf of Maine" from Marthas Vineyard to the Maine/Canada border. It was in the Gulf of Maine that 2 German Agents (including American turncoat William Colepaugh) were landed in November 1944 by the German Submarine U-1230 (for mission details: http://www.uboat.net/ops/agents1944.htm) to conduct spy operations against the United States. Aside from the famous U-boat grid maps that were used solely for plotting and communicating position, a coastal chart identical to this was very likely carried on the U-1230 to help it approach the Gulf of Maine where it landed the two agents.

This map is approximately 3 1/2 feet tall x 2 1/4 feet wide. The map has markings to indicate depth soundings and coastal navigation beacons. The map has ink stamps for the Kriegsmarine base at Wilhelmshaven. The map is in excellent condition and is perfect for framing and display in any collectors "war room."

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$1250

 

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Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Oshim signed letter

Oshima was the Japanese ambassador to Nazi Germany during WWII and once his diplomatic code was broken he became a major source of intelligence for the Allies.  Letter is to an unknown German officer expressing thanks for the photographs sent to him following his tour of the Western Wall.  Nice, wartime signature on Embassy letterhead.

$669

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Leni Riefenstahl signed photo

Post-war signed glossy black and white photo of famous filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl, well known for filming “Triumph of the Will”, amongst numerous other films during and after the war.  Size is approximately 15cm x 10.5cm.  The reverse is blank.

SOLD

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Horst Wessel Postcard

Period postcard displaying the lyrics to the Horst Wessel tribute song (“Die Fahne Hoch”).

$45

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Postcard from Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Postcard from 18 year old Polish prisoner at Auschwitz, to his parents (translation available).

$314

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Letter from Dachau Concentration Camp

Letter from a Polish inmate at Dachau to his parents, from 1941 (translation available).

$505

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Letter from Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Letter from an inmate at Auschwitz to his friend, stating that information about his health was wrong.

$478

#4480

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Photo Collection of Japanese military leaders convicted of War Crimes

Very interesting vintage collection of wire service photos of various Japanese leaders including one of Tojo slumped in a chair immediately after he committed suicide.  Click on the thumbnail photo at left for additional information.

$259

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First Day Cover to Captain Mitsuo Fuchida

Rare, collectible First Day Cover to Captain Mitsuo Fuchida, a Japanese bomber pilot who led the first wave of attacks at Pearl Harbor.  Fuchida later became an American citizen in 1960.

$335

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General Adolf Galland signature

Postwar signed First Day Cover envelope marking the anniversary of D-Day, by Luftwaffe Ace and General Adolf Galland.

$64

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Otto Kretschmer signed photo

Excellent signed photograph of the successful German U-Boat Commander Otto Kretschmer, recipient of the Knights Cross with Oakleaves and Swords.  Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

SOLD

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Otto Kretschmer signed photo

Signed photograph of the successful German U-Boat Commander Otto Kretschmer, recipient of the Knights Cross with Oakleaves and Swords.  Have three of these, all the same photo, each individually signed.

$64 each

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Luftwaffe Major Walter Oesau signed photo

Period signed Hoffman postcard for Luftwaffe Major Walter Oesau, Commander of Jagdgeschwader 1 and one of only 28 recipients of the Spanish Cross in Gold with Diamonds.  Oeasau was killed in action in May of 1944, at which time JG 1 was renamed “Oesau” in his honor.  Very rare signature.

$290

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Willrich Postcard – Schmoelzer

Oberwachmeister Schmoelzer.

$28

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Willrich Postcard – Pioneer w/decorations

Nice illustration of a well decorated Pioneer Oberfeldwebel with a German Cross in Gold and two panzervemichtungsabzeichen

$28

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Willrich Postcard –Graf Kageneck

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Willrich Postcard –Panzer driver

SOLD

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Willrich Postcard –Luetzow

Oberstleutnant Luetzow

SOLD

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Hoffman Portrait Postcard – Major Ihlefeld

$28

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Signed Photograph – Knights Cross Recipient

KC recipient is unknown.  Good research project.

$15

 

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Signed Photograph – Knights Cross Recipient Wulf Pingl

$20

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Signed Photograph – Knights Cross Recipient

March 1945 photo of tank killer squadron, signed on back.

$30

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Panzer Soldier Portrait

Photograph of an unknown enlisted soldier in his panzer wrap and field cap.

$35

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Photo grouping of Generalleutnant

Group of 3 private photos of an Army Generalleutnant shown wearing the Knights Cross and Oakleaves and another Knights Cross winner possibly in Italy.   The general appears to be wearing a tropical style uniform

$55

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Generalfeldmarschall Kuchler Photo

Private photo of Generalfeldmarschall Kuechler and General Kettner in Russia 1943 (as identified

by inscription on reverse)

$65

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Portrait – Luftwaffe EM/Hitler Youth bandsman

$15

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Photograph – WWI German officers at party

$10

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Photographs – Lot of 10 brownie pics

Lot of photos of German soldiers

$35

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Post Cards – Lot of 4 watercolor cards

Arbeitsfront watercolor scenic postcards (only one shown)

$15

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Post Card – Vienna

Card of downtown Vienna during the Third Reich

$8

 

 

 

 

 

 

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