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Diplomat sword

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    heard it went for $40,000... how do they know it was Joachim Von Ribbentrop's sword.,,, did they have a name on it?

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    Who was selling it? any photos?

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    an auction last Mo. in Pa. , i will look for it, no photo

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    the sword was Dr.Artur Syess - Inquart sold for $43,125 aT Rock Island Auction Co.

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    World War II Nazi Diplomatic Sword with scabbard and knot made by Alcosa of Solingen. The sword is accompanied by documentation from the Canadian Military Studies Museum that states it was captured from the Nazi governor of occupied Holland, Dr. Artur Syess-Inquart, by Private E. Dubreuil (Service No. K50031) of A Company, 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment. After his capture by the Canadian Army in 1945, Syess was tried and convicted at Nuremberg for his role in the deportation and murder of over 117,000 Jewish citizens of Holland. Syess was executed on October 16, 1946. Ownership of the Nazi Diplomatic Sword was restricted to members of the National Socialist Diplomatic Corps. The sword has a silver-plated D-guard with stylized left facing eagle head pommel. The knuckle bow extends from the eagle's beak. The grip has two pearl panels and a ferrule with four horizontal grooves. The counter-guard is a large National Socialist eagle and swastika. The sword has a narrow, 31-inch, spear-point blade with a single stopped fuller. The blade is nickel plated and decorated with acid etched panels with floral designs and the National Socialist Eagle and Swastika insignia on the obverse. The Acosta trademark is etched on reverse ricasso. The sword is complete with the original black leather scabbard with silver-plated throat and tip. The sword retains the original gold bullion Diplomatic Corps sword knot (portepee). This is a rare sword with excellent provenance.

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    Diplomatic Officer's Visor Cap captured from the Nazi Governor of Occupied Holland, Dr. Artur Syess-Inquart. The hat is accompanied by a letter from The Canadian Military Studies Museum and other documents. The letter from the Military Studies Museum states that this hat belonged to Artur Syess-Inquart and was captured from him, along with a Diplomatic Sword, by Pte. (Private) E. Dubreuil of A. Company, 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish Regiment. The letter also states that Pte. Dubreuil is listed as being on the regimental embarkation roll for D-Day (June 6, 1944) and was in Holland when Germany surrendered in May 1945. The cap is made of navy blue worsted wool with silver piping around the crown and band and a black patent leather visor. The cap peak is embroidered with a large silver bullion right-facing National Socialist, eagle and swastika insignia. A silver bullion wreathed cockade with oak leaves on either side of the wreath is embroidered on the band. The cap has a silver bullion chinstrap secured by two small aluminum, pebble-finished silver buttons. The cap interior has a gold silk lining with celluloid sweat protector and russet sweat band. The owner's name, "Dr. Artur Syess-Inquart" is printed on a small label in the celluloid protector. Artur Syess-Inquart was an ardent Austrian Nazi who rose to the top rank of the party. He was appointed High Commissioner of the occupied Netherlands in 1940. In that capacity he ruthlessly exterminated Dutch Jews. After his capture by the Canadian Army in 1945, he was tried by the Nuremberg Tribunal, convicted of war crimes and executed on October 16, 1946. This is a rarely encountered Diplomatic Officer's Visor Cap identified to an infamous Nazi war criminal with solid provenance.

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