Wow, a Spanish cross. Not your usual MO, but a really nice pickup nonetheless.
"Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief." - C.S. Lewis
01-16-2016 01:52 AM
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
2016 finds - German pieces will stay with me and Canadian items are for sale :-)
Looking for following WWII German items:
- anything dealing with Allenstein (Olsztyn) and Wehrkreis I in East Prussia,
- entrenching tool carrier (straight and folding),
- forestry and hunting items,
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Very nice Kriegsmarine, officer s jacket and with a high seas badge, what is the rank of this officer? The badge on the ribbon looks very nice, what is it?
This is my first item for 2016 given to me by my father for Christmas.
I think : a document signed by Manny Luzian, der Kolmar Oberstadtkommissar.
( seems hard to read correctly the signature, i based deduction about documentation i found.)
Manny Luzian in 1940 was named Stadtkommissar, in 1943 he became Oberbürgmeister.
For the little story in autumn 1944, H.Himmler comes to Colmar and he prefer goes to the hunt.
Removed after that, he was obliged to incorporate Artillerie regiment to run away from Himmler anger.
Recaptured in Germany, he was released and reopen his lawyer office in Freiburg.
(source : féderation des sociétés d' histoire et d' archéologie d' Alsace )
It looks like the owner was promoted to oblerleutnant zur see. The rivbon is an iron cross with a repop clasp stuck through it
Thanks for the info
Something that kept soldiers alive... from the vet bringbacks of a Polish GI from Chicago, ILL.
And of course books!
The 1957 Waffen SS im Bild is loaded with great [guaranteed] period photos of gear and equipment!!!
This should be a nice read about the extermination of a zealot...
Not sure if this is one of the great books on headgear, but it is very nice and it suddenly popped up for less than half of the quite high usual asking price ;-)
More to come...
Arrrr, me beauty!!! Brand new iPhone 6 (a present from one of my kids! ;-) Notice the beauty of living faraway from everything, no service...
A Carl Heidelberg letter opener... This early SA dagger with the most amazing grip to crossguards fit and finish was brought back by Edward B. foltz, who I just finally got confirmation from Preston Tucker (87th Infantry Division curator) was in the "Golden Acorn".
The 347th took part in actions in the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. They fought in the Battle of The Bulge among others... This is just one snipet of a diary from one of the soldiers from their webpage.
"T/5 Edward B. Folz was in Cannon Company, 347th Infantry Regiment".
We moved into combat from METZ into the Saar Valley on December 10, 1944. Heavy casualties in regiment from Tiger tanks, pillboxes. 800 men with trenchfoot. 241 battle casualties. Colonel Costello relieved by Colonel Wheeler of the 35th Infantry Division. We had relieved the Division. before SARREGUEMINES and later the 35th Infantry Division in Alsace. On December 24th, we pulled rear guard action and leveled HERBITZHEIM with WP and HE. Won Combat Infantry Badge after we were left in No-Man's Land. Battle of the Bulge. Belgium. 346th Regiment has advanced 7 miles toward ST. HUBERT. Tough SS and Panzer resistance.
These guys took part in battles us modern day computer jockeys can only imagine...
Personal Account: The Mass Surrender of German Troops to the 347th Infantry Regiment
Personal Account: History of the Antitank Companies of the 87th Division in Europe
Remember the Heroes!
Last edited by Larboard; 01-16-2016 at 11:24 PM.
Nice set of items, like the case for the matches. About the books, always good for learning
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