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  • FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S D-DAY PRAYER

    FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S D-DAY PRAYER

  • JULIUS ROSENBERG

    JULIUS ROSENBERG

  • SINGAPORE 'OPERATION RIMAU' SIGNED

    SINGAPORE 'OPERATION RIMAU' SIGNED

  • ADOLF HITLER AT LANDSBERG PRISON

    ADOLF HITLER AT LANDSBERG PRISON

Lot: 1 - FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S D-DAY PRAYER

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S D-DAY PRAYER FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the United States, instituted the 'New Deal' programs and led the United States through most of World War II. Exceptionally rare printing, one of only fifty, of F.D.R.'s original ‘D-Day Prayer' featuring the president's national address broadcast the night of the Normandy invasion. The

Lot: 2 - JULIUS ROSENBERG

JULIUS ROSENBERG (1918-1953) American electrical engineer and one of the most infamous spies of all time. The son of Polish immigrants, Rosenberg was politically active from an early age, and was a member of the Young Communist League. He graduated in 1939 with a degree in electrical engineering and that same year, he married Ethel Greenglass and became a member of the Communist Party. In 1940,

Lot: 3 - SINGAPORE 'OPERATION RIMAU' SIGNED 'SHORT SNORTER

SINGAPORE 'OPERATION RIMAU' SIGNED 'SHORT SNORTER Possibly the rarest collection of military signatures obtainable on a single piece, a Dutch Indies one gulden banknote signed aboard the submarine ferrying the ill-fated British commandos attached to Operation Rimau to their ultimate destination, the Japanese-occupied shipping harbor of Singapore. Nine of the ten officers on the raid signed the bill - eight of the signers would never see their homes again. Operation Rimau was an attack on Japanese shipping in Singapore Harbor on October 10, 1944, carried out by an Allied commando unit Z Special Unit using MKIII folboats (collapsible boats). It was a follow-up to the successful Operation Jaywick which had taken place in September 1943, and was again led by Lieutenant Colonel Ivan Lyon of the Gordon Highlanders, an infantry regiment of the British Army. the aim of Rimau was to sink Japanese shipping by paddling the folboats in the dark and placing limpet mines on ships. After the raiding party's discovery by local Malay authorities, a total of thirteen men (including raid commander Lyon) were killed during battles with the Japanese military at a number of island locations or were captured and died of their wounds in Japanese captivity. A group of ten commandos were transported to Outram Road Jail in Singapore after capture by the Japanese, were tried on charges of perfidy and espionage in a Japanese kangaroo court and executed on July 7, 1945. This exceptional 'short snorter' was actually signed on the British submarine HMS PORPOISE with the commandos aboard and while transiting the Lombok Strait between Lombok and Bali, perhaps a day's sailing from Singapore. It was the first British underwater transit of this strait since the Indies fell in 1944. The note is signed on the face by nine of the ten officers who were selected to lead the raid: Lieut. Colonel IVAN LYON (KIA Oct. 16, 1944 Soreh Island); Major REGINALD INGLETON, RM (Beheaded Singapore, July 7, 1945); Capt. ROBERT PAGE (Beheaded Singapore, July 7, 1945); Lt. Bruno Reymond, RANR (Killed by Chinese sailors, Borneo, Dec. 21, 1944); Lt. WALTER CAREY (Beheaded Singapore, July 7, 1945); Lt. ROBERT ROSS (KIA Oct. 16, 1944 Soreh Island); Lt. ALBERT SARGENT (Beheaded Singapore, July 7, 1945), Sub-Lt. GREGOR RIGGS, RNVR (KIA Merapas Island, Nov. 5, 1944), and Lt. WALTER CHAPMAN (a suicide, May 5, 1964). Very good condition. The Rimau mission fell tragically apart, with every commando landed being either killed in action or as a result thereof, or being beheaded by the Japanese. Amazingly, despite the mission coming apart early on, seven men were able to enter Singapore Harbor and sink three ships with their limpet mines. A tragic yet most important war relic.

Lot: 4 - ADOLF HITLER AT LANDSBERG PRISON

ADOLF HITLER AT LANDSBERG PRISON ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. An exceptional grouping of original photographs, one signed, showing Hitler, Eva Braun, Wilhelm Bruckner, and other close friends during Hitler's visit to Landsberg Prison where he had been imprisoned for 264 days in 1924 after being convicted of treason following the Beer Hall Putsch. One photo, 3.25 x 5 in., shows a defiant Hitler in hat and trench coat and is boldly signed and dated at bottom (in German): '16/April 1936' There are five additional photographs, slightly smaller, four of which picture Hitler, including one showing him entering the prison, others showing him the same day, and one showing him at a picnic in a forest. One other image shows Eva Braun, Wilhelm Bruckner, Braun's close friend Marianne Schonmann (from whom these photos originate) and Schonmann's mother, apparently at the same woodlands picnic. Interestingly, the photos are all annotated 'April 1936', but the only known return of Hitler to Landsberg is reputedly some time in 1934. It is doubtful that the photos are dated incorrectly, but printed accounts place the visit in 1934. Certainly worthy of study. All images are in fine condition, and the signed image is especially good - and unique!

Lot: 5 - ADOLF HITLER, RUDOLF HESS, ERNST 'PUTZI' HANFSTAENGL AND OTHERS CELEBRATE A NAZI VICTORY

A fine association piece, the signatures of ADOLF HITLER, RUDOLF HESS, his wile ILSE HESS, sister MARGARETE HESS, ERNST HANFSTAENGL and two others identified, penned in ink on a 4to. sheet dated Oct. 13, 1930. This piece was signed on a historic day, when the newly-elected Hitler and his deputies - having increased their seats in the Reichstag from 12 to 130 seats -marched in unison into the Reichstag and took their seats. When the roll call was taken, each one shouted: 'Present! Heil Hitler!' Rudolf Hess (1894-1987) served as Hitler's Deputy Fuhrer and second in command after Goering, and he was was one of Hitler's closest confidantes and friends. Ilse Hess (1900-1995), Rudolf's wife, was active in seeking Hitler's liberation from Spandau, and authored 'Prisoner of Peace' and other books about her husband. Margarete 'Greta' Hess (1908-1998) was the sister of Rudolf Hess. German businessman Ernst Hanfstaengl (1887-1975), helped finance Hitler's manifesto 'Mein Kampf', and also became head of the Foreign Pross Bureau in Berlin. Once a confidante of Hiller, he fell out of favor and fled Germany in 1939. He resurfaced in the U.S. several years later, where he worked as a spy for Franklin D. Roosevelt's 'S-Project', detailing Hitler's private life and giving information on approximately 400 other Nazi leaders. On verso is an 18-line poem in German by an unidentified fellow partier, a drinking song attacking bankers, praising German song and Arthur Kannenberg in particular, in part: '...Even if the world took everything from you, Cherish one treasure, German Heart, The German Song, It sounds so marvelous rising heavenward...' From Kannenberg's private guestbook from the 'Brown House'. Fine condition, a nice association. ARTHUR KANNENBERG was a hefty, jovial singer, accordion player and Hitler's house manager and master of ceremonies. Undoubtedly, Hitler, Hess, and friends were heartily celebrating the night this guest book page was signed.

Lot: 6 - ADOLF HITLER REORGANIZES HIS LIEBSTANDARTE 'ADOLF HITLER'

ADOLF HITLER REORGANIZES HIS LIEBSTANDARTE 'ADOLF HITLER' An important collection of war-date documents in which Adolf Hitler reorganizes and reinforces the Liebstandarte - Adolf Hitler, his personal bodyguard unit - into a more effective fighting unit at brigade strength, this only one week before the start of the Battle of Britain. Included is: ADOLF HITLER, a typed D.S. on his rare 'Der

Lot: 7 - ADOLF HITLER SIGNED ARTWORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHS

ADOLF HITLER SIGNED ARTWORK WITH PHOTOGRAPHS ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. ORIGINAL SIGNED ARTWORK GIVEN TO EVA BRAUN'S CLOSE FRIEND, MARIANNE SCHONMANN Original signed piece of art by Hitler, an 8.5 x 2.25 in. (open) handmade greeting card, illustrated with a hand-executed watercolor image with gilt paint highlights depicting a cupid trailing gold ribbons and carrying aloft a basket of flowers. Hitler signs opposite the illustration in black ink, adding the date '1./August 1937'. The front of the card bears child-like pencil inscription: 'Hella', perhaps a nickname for the first or succeeding recipients. Separated along the original vertical fold, mended with archival paper tape. Near identical sketches using the same artistic style and with the same somewhat awkward figures are credited to Hitler in the book 'Eva Braun: Hitler's Mistress' by Nerin E. Gun, published in London, 1968 (copy included), and they appear again in a 'Sunday Times' (London) article at about the same time. Author Gun, an ex-inmate of Dachau, translated the surviving fragments of Eva Braun's diaries for printing and published them in various languages as part of his biography of Eva Braun. For his research, he stayed close to the Braun family in Ruhpolding. In the view of historian and biographer Heike B. Gortemaker, Gun's work was 'the only serious biography' of Eva Braun. It was likely from the family that Gun received the examples of Hitler's art illustrated in his biography. This example, similar to one we sold which Hitler had given to Hermann Esser (Lot 2, Oct. 28, 2020), originates from the marriage of MARIANNE SCHONMANN at the Berghof on August 7, 1937. Hitler also attended the wedding. Included with Hitler's artwork are five original photographs from the wedding, from Schonmann's personal photo album. Measuring 4 x 6 in. and larger, they include portraits of the bride and groom alone and together with Hitler, and a fine group photograph including the bride, groom, Hitler, Eva and Gretl Braun, Sophie Stork, Heinrich Hoffmann, Dr. Theodor Morell, Helmut Schrieben, Herta Schneider, and others. An excellent collection altogether!

Lot: 8 - ADOLF HITLER ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH

ADOLF HITLER ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH A rare and most desirable Adolf Hitler piece, his original pencil sketch a top, down interior view of Hitler's proposed 'House of Architecture', to be erected immediately adjacent to the 'House of Culture' on Prinzregentenstrasse in Munich. The sketch was given to Hitler's confidante and advisor on architectural matters, ALBERT SPEER (1905-1981), the Minister of Armaments and War Production, later convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg. The rather detailed sketch was executed by Hitler on a 19 x 14.25 in. sheet of beige paper. It depicts columns, an open-topped dome, multiple galleries, etc., with a small side view included as well. On the verso Speer has written: 'H. d. Arch. 38' identifying the piece and his asking price of '3.5' thousand reichsmarks. He also writes ‘112', a catalog number indicating which sketch this is out of the 125 retained by him. The drawing is tipped to a cardboard backing along a central vertical fold and for about six inches at top, with some resulting glue stains (also appearing at bottom) which do not materially detract, else fine condition. This drawing appears in Price's book ‘Adolf Hitler: The Unknown Artist', plate 665 with another Hitler/Speer sketch of the same building shown in plate 683. In Speer's memoirs ‘Inside the Third Reich' on page 146, he discusses his collection of Hitler sketches. In part: ‘...I kept these quick sketches of Hitler's, noting their dates and subjects, and have preserved them to this day. It is interesting that of total hundred and twenty-five such drawings, a good fourth of them relate to the Linz building project, which was always closest to his heart. Equally frequent are sketches for theaters...'. Accompanying this lot is a copy of a certificate of provenance from the grandson of Albert Speer, Berthold Speer. In 2022 Berthold sent this sketch along with approx. 30 other sketches to German militaria auctioneers Hermann Historica for auction, approx. 12 of which are documented in Price's book. A copy of the sale receipt is included as well. With original glassine wrapper.

Lot: 9 - ADOLF HITLER ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH

ADOLF HITLER ARCHITECTURAL SKETCH A superlative Adolf Hitler piece, his original pencil sketch of an entrance to either an exhibition building or theater hand-drawn by Hitler and given to his confidante and advisor on architectural matters, ALBERT SPEER (1905-1981), the Minister of Armaments and War Production, later convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg. The rather detailed sketch was executed by Hitler on a 11.5 x 8.25 in. sheet of beige paper. It depicts several columns, sloping sides, and three sets of steps at the front, possibly a frieze at top, and a slightly inclined roof. On the verso Speer has written: 'Halle Munchen 37' and the number ‘11', a catalog number indicating which sketch this is one of the 125 retained by him. Speer also wrote '4.0', later amending this to '3.5', most likely the price he attached to the piece. Fine condition. Although there is no clearer indication for what structure this drawing was intended, it may have been Hitler's design for his own mausoleum to be erected on Gabelsberger Strasse in Munich, with a similar building shown in Billy F. Price's book ‘Adolf Hitler: The Unknown Artist', plate 660. In Speer's memoirs ‘Inside the Third Reich' on page 146, he discusses his collection of Hitler sketches. In part: ‘...I kept these quick sketches of Hitler's, noting their dates and subjects, and have preserved them to this day. It is interesting that of total hundred and twenty-five such drawings, a good fourth of them relate to the Linz building project, which was always closest to his heart. Equally frequent are sketches for theaters...'. Accompanying this lot is a copy of a certificate of provenance from the grandson of Albert Speer, Berthold Speer. In 2022 Berthold sent this sketch along with approx. 30 other sketches to German militaria auctioneers Herman Historica for auction, approx. 12 of which are documented in Billy F. Price's book ‘Adolf Hitler: The Unknown Artist'. A copy of the sale receipt is included as well. In 2022 we sold a 1980 letter by Speer in which he offered this very sketch for sale - copies of his letter and the copy of the same sketch he offered as is offered here are included as well.

Lot: 9A - JOSEF STALIN

JOSEF STALIN (1879 - 1953) Soviet Premier and dictator who reorganized the government and army through bloody purges of his political enemies, allied with the Nazis who then turned on him and invaded the Soviet Union, costing 20 million lives. Stalin's personal calling card with his name printed in Cyrillic lettering and bearing a bling-embossed seal of the Soviet Union at top, 4.25 x 2.5 in., boldly signed with a perfect, exacting signature at bottom. Very fine and especially rare in this format. With a postcard portrait.

Lot: 10 - RUDOLF HESS

RUDOLF HESS (1894 - 1987) Nazi German Deputy Fuehrer and second in command after Goering, Hess was one of Hitler's closest confidantes and friends. In an unauthorized peace mission, Hess flew a German fighter to England and surrendered, purportedly attempting to ally Germany with Great Britain against Russia. His mission, of course, failed and Hess was imprisoned at Spandau where he was found hanged in 1987. Very early and rare fine content T.L.S. in German, 1p. 4to., typewritten on Adolf Hitler's printed letterhead, Munich, July 7, 1928, a joint letter as Hitler's secretary directed to Dr. Wilhelm Frick and Gauleiter Richard Kube. This signed carbon copy was sent to Kube or retained as Hess's signed copy (as it bears a stamp indicating that it was entered into a day-letter book) concerning Hitler's desperate political situation in Bavaria. As Hitler's private secretary, Hess writes, in part: '...The situation in Bavaria regarding the formation of a cabinet is so critical that Dr. Buttmann has asked Herr Hitler to postpone the trip to Berlin for a few days if at all possible. For the very same reason Herr Hitler himself considers it most important that he be accessible here at the beginning of the week. Herr [chief NSDAP organizer Gregor] Strasser reports that the gentlemen do not yet know the time of Herr Hitler's visit to the [political] parties. Please be so kind to inform them now that Herr Hitler will speak to them in Room 18 of the Parliament Building on Thursday, July 12th, 10:30 a.m...' File holes at left, some marginal toning and wear, very good. Federal elections were held in Germany on 20 May 1928. The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) remained the largest party in the Reichstag after winning 153 of the 491 seats. The recently reformed Nazi Party contested the elections after the ban on the party had been lifted in 1925, but the party received less than 3% of the vote and won only 12 seats in the Reichstag. However, by 1930 the German economy was beset with mass unemployment and widespread business failures, and the Social Democrats and Communists were bitterly divided and unable to formulate an effective solution. This gave the Nazis their opportunity and Hitler's message, blaming the crisis on the Jewish financiers and the Bolsheviks, resonated with wide sections of the electorate. A historic, early letter.

Lot: 11 - JAPANESE WAR CRIMINALS SIGNED FLAG

JAPANESE WAR CRIMINALS SIGNED FLAG Excessively rare silk Japanese national flag signed by 19 rarer Japanese alleged war criminals, signing their names in both English and kanji characters in black ink. The delicate, approx. 18 x 14 in. flag is in near untouched condition and is signed by a variety of suspected Japanese war criminals, both civilian and military. They include: NOBUSUKE KISHI (1896-1987), the brutal leader of Manchukuo and jailed for war crimes; YOHIO KODAMA (1911-1984), a smuggler who moved opiates to Japan along with goods he was tasked with importing and a major 'yakuza' figure; MICHIYO IWAMURA (1883-1965), Minister of Justice; OTOGORO ISHIDA (1892-1977), Head of Police Administration in China Garrison and Taiwan, Director-General of Military Police; FUMIO GOTO (1884-1980), Interim Prime Minister, 1936 and Tojo's Minister of State; KAZUO AOKI (1889-1982), Minister of Finance and Minister of Greater East Asia; EIJI AMAU (1887-1968), Foreign Ministry spokesman who elucidated the aggressive 'Asian Monroe Doctrine'; KISABURO ANDO (1874-1954), Lieutenant General and a minister without portfolio, tasked by Tojo with hiding the defeat at Midway and was later Home Minister; GENKI ABE (1894-1989), Superintendent-General of the Police, served as Home Minister near war's end; MASAYUKI TANI Minister to Austria and Ambassador to China; KEN TERAJIMA (1882–1972), Vice Admiral and politician, Minister of Communications and Minister of Railways; TSUGUO NAGATOMO (1891-1986), Major General and Head of Military Police in Rana, Kanto, Osaka, and the Central Army District; TOSHIZO NISHIO General and commander of the Imperial Guards Division, Commander 2nd Army (China), Commander in Chief, China Expeditionary Army, Member of the Supreme War Council, and Mayor of Tokyo; RYOICHI SASAKAWA (1899-1995), Japanese nationalist who raised his own paramilitary units, and led a right wing party; IBO TAKAHASHI (1888-1947), Admiral and commander of the 3rd Fleet, led invasions of Bali and Java, later commanded the Kure Naval District; HIROSHI TAMURA (1894-1962), Lieutenant General; MASAYUKI TANI (1889-1962), Diplomat, ambassador to Manchukuo, foreign minister under Tojo; SOEMU TOYODA (1885-1957), Admiral, commander of the Kure Naval District, member of the Supreme War Council, and Commander in Chief of the Combined Chief from May 3, 1944, YOSHIHISA KUZUU, head of the Black Dragon Society, and one 'Lt. Gen. T. Hagatomo'. Very fine condition, probably unique.

Lot: 12 - BALDUR VON SCHIRACH DEFENDS HIMMLER'S 'HUMANE' TREATMENT OF JEWS

BALDUR VON SCHIRACH DEFENDS HIMMLER'S 'HUMANE' TREATMENT OF JEWS BALDUR VON SCHIRACH (1907-1974) Nazi leader of the Hitler Youth and Gauleiter of Vienna. Schirach delivered a notorious speech describing his deportation of the Jews to the East as his 'contribution to European culture', and during his tenure, 65,000 Jews were deported. Sentenced at Nuremberg to twenty years for crimes against

Lot: 13 - MARTIN BORMANN APPROVES IMPROVEMENTS TO THE REICHSCHANCELLERY

MARTIN BORMANN APPROVES IMPROVEMENTS TO THE REICHSCHANCELLERY (1900 - 1945?) Head of the Nazi Party Chancellery and private secretary to Adolf Hitler, by the end of World War II Bormann had become second only to Hitler himself in terms of real political power. Important partly-printed D.S. signed in bold red indelible ink, 4pp. legal folio, [Berlin], Jan. 31, 1943, the architect's copy for a contract for modifications to the Riechschancellery building in Berlin to be designed by Professor Heinrich Michaelis and executed by the carpentry firm of Heinrich Grotemeyer, directed to Bormann and setting forth a number of clauses outlining the work to be accomplished and by which party, the estimate, and so forth. Specifically, the contract calls for: ‘The construction and delivery of doors, sky lights, heater paneling and wall pedestal', amounting to some 81,000 Reichsmarks'. WITH: a 4pp. legal folio typescript of cost breakdowns with detailed descriptions of the work to be done. Hitler had the grandiose new Chancellery built in great haste in 1939 because he wanted to impress visiting dignitaries as he lobbied to dominate Europe. As events actually unfolded, Hitler's private bunker was constructed below the Chancellery garden, and after their suicides, his body and that if his wife were burned in its courtyard. The building was destroyed during the fall of Berlin. Bormann often oversaw real estate and building projects as comptroller of Hitler's finances. File holes, fine condition.

Lot: 14 - HEINRICH HIMMLER

HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900-1945) Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremberg. HIMMLER ‘EMPLOYS' A KNIGHT'S CROSS RECIPIENT Partly-printed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Berlin, Sept. 21, 1935, a ‘Service Contract' in which Himmler appoints SS-Untersturmfuhrer FRITZ EHRATH to: ‘…Serve as a leader in the SS-VT Troops without interruption until the age of 45…'. FRITZ EHRATH (1909-1972) was an early member of the SS, joining in 1930. He commanded a company in the Polish Campaign with Panzer Division Kempf, for which he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, then took part in Operation Barbarossa, and was awarded a Knight's Cross while in command of a Panzer regiment in 1943. Boldly signed by Himmler, and by Ehrath at left. File holes, a couple of negligible spots, otherwise very good condition. A fine association piece!

Lot: 15 - REINHARD HEYDRICH

REINHARD HEYDRICH (1904 - 1942) 'The Hangman', Nazi head of the dreaded SS and architect of the 'Final Solution', his assassination in Prague caused in retribution the destruction of Lidice and murder of many of its inhabitants. Fine association war-date T.L.S. on his official 'Chef der Sicherheitspolizei und des SD' letterhead and stamped 'Secret', 1p. 4to., Berlin, Dec. 18, 1939, to FRANZ XAVER SCHWARZ (1875-1947), German politician who served as National Treasurer of the Nazi Party. In full: '...Dear Mr. Reich Treasurer! I am handing over issue 8/39 of the 'Notices on the situation in the Soviet Union' with a request for information. Heil Hitler!...' Some marginal soiling, very good. Heydrich already had a good deal of information on the Stalin administration's inner workings, believing he had incited Stalin's purges by supplying the NKVD with a slew of forged documents.

Lot: 16 - ADOLF EICHMANN

ADOLF EICHMANN (1906 - 1962) Nazi military officer charged by Hitler with the destruction of the Jewish race, present at the Wannsee Conference where the 'Final Solution' was formulated, and generally oversaw the operation of the death camps. Captured and smuggled to Israel, he was convicted of war crimes and hanged. Boldly penned autograph note on a 3.25 x 1.25 in. sheet, in German, untranslated by likely a segment from his wartime 'fragebogen', or official resume of sorts. Mounted to a reprint of a wartime portrait. Fine.

Lot: 17 - ADOLF GALLAND

ADOLF GALLAND (1911 - 1994) German fighter ace of World War II and general of fighters. A great lithograph by artist Robert Taylor measuring 21 x 16 in. (sight), shows a ‘Duel of Eagles', signed by Galland at lower left margin. Contrast is a bit faint, otherwise fine condition, handsomely matted in slate blue and set into a gold frame measuring 30 x 25 in.

Lot: 18 - ADOLF GALLAND AND ERICH HARTMANN

ADOLF GALLAND AND ERICH HARTMANN Fine oversize S.P. 12 x 9.5 in. b/w, a contemporary composite image, boldly signed by each beneath his respective portrait. Fine condition.

Lot: 19 - ADOLF HITLER

ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. large 4to., Berlin, Jan. 18, 1937, the promotion of Hauptmann Rudolf Reese of Infanterie-Regiment 48 to the rank of Major. Co-signed at bottom by WERNER VON BLOMBERG (1878-1946), Minister of Defense and Supreme Commander of the German Armies early in Hitler's regime, dismissed by Hitler following his marriage to an alleged prostitute. Near fine condition. Reese would later be attached to Panzer Grenadier Reg. 15, 5th Panzer Division which saw action throughout the Balkans and Russia. In 1945, the remnants of the division were captured by the Russians.

Lot: 20 - ADOLF HITLER

ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. S.P., approx. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, an image of the coast at Oldenburg, signed at lower-right in black ink. The photo is fitted into a period black wood frame. The verso bears a glass panel covering the provenance of the piece, a note reading: '1932 Adolf Hitler Wahlkampf [election campaign] Oldenburg', and is signed by the recipient. Fine condition. Hitler was campaigning in Oldenburg twice in 1932, once giving a speech to over 35,000 admirers there.

Lot: 21 - ADOLF HITLER

ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. S.P. 5.5 x 3.75 in. b/w, a charming real-photo postcard by Heinrich Hoffman, showing Hitler signing an autograph for a young girl. Titled ‘Die Kleine Autogrammjagerin' in the plate at bottom right. Hitler signs lightly but legibly at lower portion in blue ink. Note on verso indicates that this photo was signed on Mar. 13, 1939. Near fine.

Lot: 22 - ADOLF HITLER

ADOLF HITLER (1889 - 1945) Fuhrer of Germany and Nazi Party leader, Hitler's bloody rise to power, his military seizure of most of Europe and North Africa and his genocidal racial policies culminated in suicide in his Berlin bunker as Russian troops approached. ADOLF HITLER AND ALBERT SPEER APPOINT EDMUND GEILENBERG TO REVIVE GERMANY'S OIL PRODUCTION A historically-important document signed with

Lot: 23 - ALBERT KESSELRING

ALBERT KESSELRING (1885-1960) Field Marshal in the Luftwaffe and tried for war crimes at Nuremburg, his death sentence was commuted due to ill health. An acerbic T.L.S. with holograph emendations on his personal letterhead, 2pp., 8vo, Bad Wiessee Sud, May 7, 1956, in German to ‘Comrade Buchwald' regarding internal matters of the neo-Nazi group, Bund der Frontsoldaten (Steel Helmet, League of Frontline Soldiers) at Lubeck. In part: '...I am somewhat taken aback that you fundamentally ascribe blame to the others. Recently I have begun to make use of an adage...'Whoever has not erred in war has experienced little.' What is valid for war is equally valid in other spheres of human life. Whoever, like yourself especially, knows that being human is to err, can certainly be a little more reserved in his judgment of the errors of others...'. Kesselring refers to Buchwald's dissatisfaction with the Stahlhelm's handling of some personnel issues, the Stahlhelm being an organization Kesselring was elected to head while still in prison for war crimes. Yet, the wording highlights the psychology of a man unrepentant for Nazi war crimes and for personally ordering the butchering of 800 Italian civilians in the 1944 Marzabotto Massacre. Boldly signed 'Kesselring'. Slight foxing at corners with a moderately worn middle fold and edge wear, else very good.

Lot: 24 - ALBERT KESSELRING

ALBERT KESSELRING (1885 - 1960) Field Marshal in the Luftwaffe and at Nuremberg was tried for war crimes. Death sentence commuted due to ill health. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a vintage illustrated postcard portrait, boldly signed at lower right and fine.

Lot: 25 - ALBERT KESSELRING

ALBERT KESSELRING (1885 - 1960) Field Marshal in the Luftwaffe, tried at Nuremburg for war crimes. Death sentence commuted due to ill health. A.L.S. ‘Kesselring' 2pp. 8vo., Koln, June 25, 1959, in German to ‘Marie' and likely containing friendly content. Not translated. Boldly penned and fine.

Lot: 26 - ALBERT SPEER

ALBERT SPEER (1905-1981) Nazi architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg. T.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Heidelberg, Oct 14, 1971, in German sending apologies to a friend for not writing sooner and agreeing with his correspondent that ‘...you don't appreciate Munich that much; we feel the same way. The ‘beautiful beer village' has now developed into a large city and lost much of its charm…'. Boldly signed and fine.

Lot: 27 - ALBERT SPEER

ALBERT SPEER (1905 - 1981) Nazi German architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg. Fine content T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Heidelberg, Oct. 5, 1978 in German to a researcher. In small part: '...I have spoken publicly on several occasions...and at a congress attended by Eugen Kogon and Jean Amery, both concentration camp inmates...It was the first time that I sat at a table with them. Kogon was fine, Amery felt hurt. I will have the manuscript of my presentation copied and will then make a copy available to you on loan. Other than that, I'm feeling high. My architecture book is supposed to come out at the book fair, around the middle to the end of this month, although large print runs are not to be expected. The publisher thinks he is already optimistic when he offers the German market five thousand copies, and there is actually no real interest abroad either. Once the book is out, it will be my pleasure to send you a copy. But that won't be until November. They also ask about the new book about the SS in armor. A hard and lengthy subject, which in the meantime has stretched to about a thousand typewritten pages...But something always comes up...I want to write something for the 'Bulletin of Atomic Science' in October/November. You can see that in a way I'm still in demand, though I enjoy seeing this wide span of architecture united to the details of armor...' Fine.

Lot: 28 - ALBERT SPEER

ALBERT SPEER (1905-1981) Nazi architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg. Fine content T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Heidelberg, Mar. 26, 1974, on his imprinted letterhead to Paul Kahn, a German-Jewish architect who once worked with the Kaiser, and was later ousted from Germany by the Gestapo. After the war, he befriended Speer and they frequently exchanged letters. Speer writes in German, in part: ‘…First of all, thank you very much for your last letter with your lovely birthday wishes. I hope to finish my manuscript for my new book in this new year of life and perhaps be able to send you one of the first copies in German. But there's a lot of work until then and I'm dreading it. On the other hand, I have found that I can only complete something under time pressure. And now I have to come to an end; I am contractually obligated to my publisher. Until then, you'll have you be patient with me. I neglect to finish my mail. But afterwards, I'll have plenty of time to tell you a few things. I only wish that your health will allow you to live a joyful life in the coming years. Maybe there will be a reunion, even in America…Maybe you will pay attention when a film by Marcel Ophuls about the Nuremburg Trials…is broadcast…You'll probably see me in long scenes of it…'. Marcel Ophuls (b. 1927) is a German documentary filmmaker, best known for ‘Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988), for which he was awarded an Academy Award. The film mentioned by Speer is ‘The Memory of Justice', which premiered in 1976. It was inspired by Telford Taylor's book ‘Nuremberg and Vietnam: An American Tragedy' (1970) and toys with the idea that any given body in power is capable of committing atrocities if the circumstances are conducive to such -- much in the vein of Hannah Arendt's seminal work ‘Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil' (1966). Fine condition.

Lot: 29 - ALBERT SPEER

ALBERT SPEER (1905-1981) Nazi architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg. T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Heidelberg, Aug. 30, 1974, on his personal letterhead to Paul Kahn, a German-Jewish architect who once worked with the Kaiser, and was later ousted from Germany by the Gestapo. In part: ‘…I haven't heard from you for a long time. I hope your health is good….There isn't much to say about me. I'm working hard on completing the manuscript for the second book. I hope to be a ‘free man' again in March next year…The only news here is: in mid-November I will be with Dr. Robert Kempner, who is also a lawyer in Philadelphia, [for] a discussion at a community college in Offenburg about ‘responsibility'…'. Robert Kempner (1899-1993) was a German-Jewish lawyer who fled the Holocaust and moved to the United States in 1939. He did research on European dictatorships at the University of Philadelphia and became an advisor to the U.S. Government. He returned to Germany in 1945 to act as assistant U. S. Chief Counselor at Nuremberg, heading the Defense Rebuttal Section due to his expertise in the German legal system and ability to anticipate defense strategies of the accused. Fine condition.

Lot: 30 - ALBERT SPEER

ALBERT SPEER (1905 - 1981) Nazi German architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Heidelberg, Apr. 8, 1976, in German to a researcher. In part: '...The demands made by the new book are still increasing. Interviews from TV etc. are piling up. Maybe you saw this from NBC? I also stopped sending New Year's cards this year. It is actually a bad habit and simply beyond my strength (not to mention the postage costs) to send two hundred congratulations every year. I would rather donate something to a good cause. My wife and I are already very happy that your son and his family want to visit us in August...Eighty-six is...a beautiful age. I wish to live it in good health, as you have been granted. There are prospects for this, because the beginning of old age has not yet shown any unfavorable signs...' Fine.

Lot: 31 - ALBERT SPEER

(1905-1981) Nazi German architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg. Signed copy of his memoir 'Spandauer Tagebucher' (Frankfurt: Verlag Ullstein), 1975. 671pp. 8vo. in black cloth, lacking dust jacket. Signed in full on the front flyleaf in blue ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 32 - ALBERT SPEER

(1905-1981) Nazi German architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg. Signed first edition hardcover German copy of his book 'Spandauer Tagebucher' ('Spandau: The Secret Diaries') (Berlin: Propylaen Verlag), 1975. 671pp. 4to., detailing Speer's incarceration, his role in the Third Reich, and his relationship with Adolf Hitler. Signed in blue ink on the first flyleaf. Lacking dustjacket, else fine.

Lot: 33 - ALBERT SPEER

(1905-1981) Nazi German architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg. Signed first edition hardcover German copy of his book 'Spandauer Tagebucher' ('Spandau: The Secret Diaries') (Berlin: Propylaen Verlag), 1975. 671pp. 4to., detailing Speer's incarceration, his role in the Third Reich, and his relationship with Adolf Hitler. Signed in blue ink on the first flyleaf. Lacking dustjacket, else fine.

Lot: 34 - ALBERT SPEER

(1905-1981) Nazi German architect and Minister of Armaments and War Production, convicted of war crimes at Nuremburg. Signed first edition hardcover German copy of his book 'Spandauer Tagebucher' ('Spandau: The Secret Diaries') (Berlin: Propylaen Verlag), 1975. 671pp. 4to., detailing Speer's incarceration, his role in the Third Reich, and his relationship with Adolf Hitler. Signed in blue ink on the first flyleaf. Lacking dustjacket and some discoloration to the spine, else very good.

Lot: 35 - ALBERT WODRIG

ALBERT WODRIG (1883 - 1972) Highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht who commanded the XXVI. Corps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. 8vo., Nov. 9, 1941, an award of the War Merit Cross Second Class, with Swords. Fold, rough margins, still very good.

Lot: 36 - ALESSANDRO PAVOLINI

ALESSANDRO PAVOLINI (1903 - 1945) Secretary of the Italian Fascist Party, shot and hanged with his mentor, Benito Mussolini. T.L.S. as Minister of Popular Culture on official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Rome, July 8, 1940 mentioning that he has received a financial report concerning the tour of the Naples Conservatory chamber orchestra in Italy and Libya and congratulates the director for its 'brilliant outcome'. Fine, with a 5 x 7 in. press photo showing Pavolini meeting with Joseph Goebbels. Two pieces.

Lot: 37 - ALEXANDER VANDEGRIFT

ALEXANDER VANDEGRIFT (1887 - 1973) Marine Corps general and Commandant, led the 1st Marine Division at Guadalcanal and was awarded the Medal of Honor. War-date T.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Washington, Mar. 20, 1944, on his official letterhead to an autograph seeker, sending a photograph (not included). Fine.

Lot: 38 - ALFRED RODENBUCHER

ALFRED RODENBUCHER (1900 - 1979) SS-Gruppenfuhrer, a member of the German parliament and the Higher SS and Police Chief in the Alpenland mandate. He left the SS in April 1941, and joined the Kriegsmarine, serving in Den Helder, Crimea, Albania and Norway. His black ink signature cut from a document, to which he adds his rank 'SS Oberfuhrer', his title as leader of an SS division, and the place and date 'Bremen...July 14, 1933'. Loosely pasted to a 160gm 8.5 x 11 in. card beneath a printed portrait of Rodenbucher in uniform.

Lot: 39 - ALFRED ROSENBERG

ALFRED ROSENBERG (1893 - 1946) Nazi leader considered the ideologist of Nazism, Reichsminister of the eastern territories, executed at Nuremburg. An original copy of his monumental work ‘Der Muthus des 20. Fahrhunderts' (‘The Myth of the Twentieth Century') (Munich: Hoheneichen-Verlag, 1930), 773pp. 4to., hardbound with linen boards and leather spine, boldly signed in pencil on the first free endpaper. This is possibly Rosenberg's personal copy of his popular work which, thanks to Nazi support, sold more than one million copies by war's end with its admixture of racist ideology and adoption of the mythos of the ‘Nordic' race. Very light rubbing to spine, otherwise near fine condition.

Lot: 40 - ALFRED TOPPE

ALFRED TOPPE (1904 - 1971) German general, commanded the North Branch of the Army, Chief of the General Staff of the X Army Corps, and Quartermaster General of the Arm. A large, closely-cut signature on a slip of paper in blue ink. WITH: a 4.25 x 6.25 b/w photo, and a war-date portrait in uniform, bearing his facsimile signature at the bottom margin. Trimmed at the right margin. Two pieces.

Lot: 41 - ALFRED WUNNENBERG

ALFRED WUNNENBERG (1891-1963) General of the Waffen-SS and commander of the 4th SS Police Panzergrenadier Division, awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Participated in the Battle of France and Barbarossa, later commanded the IV SS Panzer Corps. Fine association war-date D.S., 4pp. legal folio, Berlin, Feb. 16, 1945, the original award document proposal for the Knight's Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords for Police General OTTO WINKELMANN. The proposal reads, in part: ‘...Winkelmann has been deployed in Hungary since 19 March 1944 as Higher-SS and Police Fuhrer...he created the preconditions such that the intended betrayal of Hungary did not occur. The measures taken by the military, the police, and the security police...were so thoroughly prepared by him that the events of 16 October went off as planned...contributing decisively to the total participation of Hungary in the battle against Bolshevism...'. OTTO WINKELMANN (1894-1977) was a general of the SS police sent to Hungary in early 1944. Likely on orders from Eichmann, he facilitated the transport of Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz and other killing centers. At war's end, he commanded German combat forces in Budapest. Boldly signed and dated on the first page. File holes, else very good.

Lot: 42 - AMERICAN WORLD WAR II PILOTS

AMERICAN WORLD WAR II PILOTS A great assemblage of 24 signatures by American WWII P-51 fighter pilots, each executed on a page devoted to him in the volume ‘The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends' published by ‘The Gathering' Foundation, undated and unpaginated, softcover 4to. Signatories include: BUD ANDERSON, ERNEST BANKEY, BETTY BLAKE, JAMES L. BROOKS, ROSCOE C. BROWN, BILL CREECH, BARRIE DAVIS, CLYDE B. EAST, VIVIENNE EDDY, ARTHUR FIEDLER, WILLIAM FOARD, ROBERT FRISCH, ARTHUR JEFFREY, JOHN KIRLA, CHARLES MCGEE, BILL OVERSTREET, WILLIAM PERRY, JOSEPH PETERBURS, ALDEN RIGBY, HANK SNOW, HARRY STEWART, JR., DONALD STRAIT, ROBERT GRUENHAGEN, and ANDREW LACY. Light wear to cover, otherwise fine.

Lot: 43 - ARTHUR S. CHAMPENY

ARTHUR S. CHAMPENY (1893-1979) U.S. brigadier general and the only officer to be awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in three different wars. Also awarded the Silver Star, two Legion of Merit awards, five Purple Hearts, and more. Scarce, fine content A.L.S. signed twice ‘General and Mrs. A. S. Champeny' and ‘General Champeny', 1p. 12mo., [Wellington, KS, Dec. 17, 1963'], executed within and on the verso of a small Christmas card to a friend, in part: ‘…Last March we went to Europe. Picked up a Volkswagen…and drove it over 12,000 miles. Drove over the battlefields of Italy again. Hills seemed higher and steeper than ever before. I marvel that we made it over there…'. With the original envelope addressed in his hand and in fine condition.

Lot: 44 - AUDIE MURPHY

AUDIE MURPHY (1924 - 1971) Most decorated U.S. combat soldier of World War II. Among his 33 awards and decorations was the Medal of Honor, also received every decoration for valor that his country had to offer, some of them more than once, including five decorations from France and Belgium. Credited with killing over 240 of the enemy while wounding and capturing many others. T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Universal City, CA, Jan. 12, 1959, to a gentleman thanking him for his greeting card, boldly signed and fine. With original transmittal envelope.

Lot: 45 - ('AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR...') PATRICK L. N. BELLINGER

('AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR...') PATRICK L. N. BELLINGER PATRICK L. N. BELLINGER (1885-1962) American admiral and senior naval aviator and commander, commanded an aviation patrol group from Ford Island where on December 7, 1941 he issued the famous message at the outset of the Japanese attack: 'AIR RAID PEARL HARBOR THIS IS NOT A DRILL'. Rare inscription and signature adding rank as 'Vice Admiral U.S. Navy' on a Dept. of the Navy General Board letterhead. Fine.

Lot: 46 - ‘BAND OF BROTHERS’

‘BAND OF BROTHERS' S.P. 8 x 10 in. b/w, a reprint of the cover of a publication about the division, signed by nine members: ED MAUSER, PAUL C. ROGERS, DICK WINTERS, ROD STROHL, JOSEPH LESNIEWSKI, RALPH SPEIRS, J. B. STOKES, RALPH SPINA, BILL CARPENTER and one more not identified by us. Fine condition.

Lot: 47 - ‘BAND OF BROTHERS’

‘BAND OF BROTHERS' Lot of two items signed by members of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, remembered as the ‘Band of Brothers'. Includes: S.P., 6.5 x 5 in. b/w, showing Dick Winters and Lewis Nixon III. Signed in silver ink by LEWIS NIXON III (1918-1995); Offered with: a FDC dated Sep. 28, 1945, signed by ROBERT F. SINK (1905-1965) adding rank as brigadier general. Two pieces, fine.

Lot: 48 - ‘BAND OF BROTHERS’ SIGNATURES (8)

‘BAND OF BROTHERS' SIGNATURES (8) A set of eight signatures of members of the ‘Band of Brothers', each signed on a 3 x 5 in. card, with some adding rank. Includes: BRADFORD FREEMAN, TONY GARCIA, HERB ‘JO' SUERTH, HENRY C. ZIMMERMAN, JACK E. FOLEY, EDWIN J. JOINT, ‘SHIFTY' POWERS, and one more not identified by us. Fine condition.

Lot: 49 - ‘BAND OF BROTHERS’ AUTOGRAPH GROUPING (7)

‘BAND OF BROTHERS' AUTOGRAPH GROUPING (7) A group of fifteen signatures, some of them members of the ‘Band of Brothers', in different formats. Includes: HENRY C. ZIMMERMAN (S.P.), ‘WILD BILL' GUARNERE (signed AEF message from Eisenhower), Doolittle Raider R. E. COLE (five items: two signed printed photos of a Hornet in flight, a printed image of the flight deck, signed, and a map of the flight plan, signed); and RONALD SPEIRS (signed photo).

Lot: 50 - BENITO MUSSOLINI

BENITO MUSSOLINI (1883 - 1945) Italian dictator whose fascist supporters marched on Rome, securing him power; allied with Hitler, after many military and political setbacks he was captured and executed at war's end by partisans. Typed D.S. as President of the Supreme Defense Commission, 4pp. legal folio, Rome, Apr. 23, 1927, a very technical circular to all ministries concerning 'Plans and studies for mobilization...' In small part: '...the organization of the Nation for war makes it obligatory for all ministries to see to it that their dependent offices keep up to date with their own mobilization projects and studies dependent on them. It also prescribes that all data...should be collected in these projects as soon as the need for them becomes apparent...The general wording of these prescriptions can lead to different interpretations...while the need for mobilization projects to have uniform physiognomy and character...is evident...the Supreme Commission of Defense reserves the right to determine which Ministries are to give substance to the aforementioned organs...the particular mobilization project of each Ministry must provide for the wartime functioning of the organs, central and regional, of the relevant administration...that makes it obligatory for all citizens and all entities to contribute to the defense of the Nation. Thus, mobilization of personnel...for the protection of its property and persons from air raids...everything in the projects that concerns the Armed Forces, must be compiled in agreement with the individual Military Ministries...' Some light edge wear, folds, and pencil underlining, boldly signed and overall very good.

Lot: 51 - BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR.

BENJAMIN O. DAVIS, JR. (1912-2002) American general, the first black American to obtain that rank, commanded the Tuskegee Airmen and later the 369th ‘Harlem' Division. Signed book, his autobiography ‘Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., American' (The Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington and London, 1991), 442pp. hardcover 4to., boldly inscribed and signed on the half title page: ‘To: Idel Reddy Thank you for your interest in my book. I send you my best wises. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Lt Gen USAF (Ret)'. Fine condition.

Lot: 52 - BENNO MARTIN

BENNO MARTIN (1893 - 1975) Gestapo chief, SS-Obergruppenfuhrer, Waffen-SS general and Police and Higher SS leader in Nuremberg. Indicted and tried for complicity in the deportation of Franconian Jews to Auschwitz, acquitted. War-date typed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Nuremburg, Nov. 4, 1943, thanking ‘Kamerad' von Herff (possibly Maximilian von Herff) for sending him the children's book titled ‘Little Earth Happiness'. Boldly signed, file holes at left, overall very good.

Lot: 53 - BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY

BERNARD LAW MONTGOMERY (1887 - 1976) British Field Marshall who commenced the drive at El Alamein that ultimately drove Rommel from North Africa. Also involved in the invasions of Sicily and France. Signature: 'Montgomery of Alamein F.M.' penned in red ink on the bottom of his portrait in uniform while in Sicily, affixed to a postal cover. Fine.

Lot: 54 - BERNHARD FRANK AND OTHER WAFFEN-SS OFFICERS ATTEMPT TO FREE IMPRISONED COMRADES

BERNHARD FRANK AND OTHER WAFFEN-SS OFFICERS ATTEMPT TO FREE IMPRISONED COMRADES An intriguing archive of material relative to BERNHARD FRANK (1913-2011), SS Commander of the Obersalzberg complex who arrested Hermann Goring on April 25, 1945 by order of Adolf Hitler. He had previously served as a librarian at Wewelsburg Castle, the ideological training ground for the SS, then occupied a senior

Lot: 55 - BERNHARD FRANK'S 'HIAG' FILES

BERNHARD FRANK'S 'HIAG' FILES BERNHARD FRANK (1913-2011) SS Commander of the Obersalzberg complex who arrested Hermann Goring on April 25, 1945 by order of Adolf Hitler. He had previously served as a librarian at Wewelsburg Castle, the ideological training ground for the SS, then occupied a senior position on Himmler's administrative staff. Later, Frank served as a commander at the eastern front. He eventually was made commander of Obersalzberg. Large collection comprised of 60+ documents, many bearing Frank's notations, most being notices from, and copies of correspondence to HIAG, a lobby group and a denialist veterans' organization founded by former high-ranking Waffen-SS personnel in West Germany in 1951. Its main objective was to achieve legal, economic, and historical rehabilitation of the Waffen-SS. The correspondence, untranslated, includes lists of deceased SS officers from Tolz-Braunschweig region, plans and agenda for HIAG meetings, news of the organization, articles, political stragies, etc. WITH: an approx. 15 additional documents, again postwar, related to HIAG and the SS as well. Should be researched.

Lot: 56 - BERNHARD ROGGE

BERNHARD ROGGE (1899 - 1982) German admiral most remembered as commander of the raider Atlantis. Recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. S.P., 3 x 4 in., b/w, a reproduction of a war-date military pose, signed on the face in marker. WITH: a signed sheet of Christmas letterhead, 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], sending thanks to a couple, with signed transmittal envelope. Fine condition.

Lot: 57 - BERNHARD RUST

BERNHARD RUST (1883 - 1945) Nazi Minister of Science, Education and National Culture. His philosophy was that the entire purpose of education ‘is to create Nazis'. Committed suicide at war's end. Partly-printed D.S. 1p. folio, ‘Fuhrer Headquarters', Sept. 26, 1942, an appointment of Hans Helms to be civil servant in the study council. Bears facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler, and boldly signed at conclusion by Rust. With blind-embossed Nazi eagle emblem at lower left. Wear to edges and some folding thereat, a small tear at top edge, otherwise very good.

Lot: 58 - BERNHARD VON HULSEN

BERNHARD VON HULSEN (1865 – 1950) German general, commander of the 5th Guards Regiment and the 231st Division during World War I. Following the war, he formed the Freikorps (von) Hulsen, a paramilitary unit which participated in the suppression of the Spartacist League in Berlin. T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Kassel, May 24, 1935 to Generalleutnant Dollfuss discussing a speech given on ‘Hessentag', particularly about a statement made there contrary to his (the NSDAP) political party's theories and public statements being made against the movement as a result. On May 17 through 19, 1935, the NSDAP turned out in Kassel by the tens of thousands to celebrate ‘Hesse Day' and to spread the party line. Very good. Mailing folds, with original envelope bearing one holograph emendation, overall very good.

Lot: 59 - BODO ZIMMERMANN

BODO ZIMMERMANN (1886 - 1963) German general and one of the few recipients of both German Crosses, Silver and Gold. Zimmermann served as a senior staff officer for von Rundstedt and von Witzleben in the High Command of the 1st Army on the Western Front. T.L.S. 2pp. legal folio, Bonn, Feb. 7, 1959, to an American researcher in both English and German, in part: ‘…The investigation about the two color slides took many time…'. He then explains further in German: ‘…It is…the old German MG with a pre-built camera like World War II. The camera filmed the target while shooting at air targets when a trigger was released…This target camera was primarily intended for on-board patrol training…'. Back to English, Zimmermann adds his recommendations for books, including ‘Schicksal Afrika', ‘Ehrenbuch der deutschen Wehrmacht', ‘The Red Army', and more. Very good.

Lot: 60 - BRITISH GENERALS (7)

BRITISH GENERALS (7) Lot of seven items signed by British generals of World War II, includes signed photographs of: BRIAN HORROCKS, 3.5 x 5.25 in.; CAMERON NICHOLSON, 6.5 x 8.5 in.; OLIVER LEESE, 6.5 x 4.5 in.; and HENRY M. WILSON, 6.5 x 9 in.; along with signatures besides applied portraits on cards of JOHN VEREKER, 6TH VISCOUNT GORT; JOHN DILL and RICHARD GALE. Overall very good.

Lot: 61 - BRUNO HEINEMANN

(1858 - 1938) Very early official within the Nazi Party, serving as first chairman of the NSDAP's Committee for Investigation and Settlement and as the early Reich Organization Leader of the NSDAP until succeeded by Gregor Strasser. Resigned due to rising differences with Hitler. Very rare T.L.S. 'Heinemann' as Reich Organization Leader on early NSDAP letterhead, 1p. 4to., Munich, Jan. 10, 1937, addressed to the Gern-Nymphenburg section of the Nazi Party regarding the membership of a former S.A. stormtrooper, whose party membership was revoked due to his involvement in another organization. Loosely translated from German, the document reads, in part: '...Georg Meiler, who was excluded from the NSDAP and Nymphenburgerstr. 174 requested his resumption of membership in the party and reentry into the S.A. Neuhausen. He declares that he no longer belongs to the F.K.B., whom he has only visited a few times at the suggestion of some comrades...it has been asked whether there are concerns about Meiler and his admission into S.A. Neuhausen. If there are none, the section and especially the S.A. Gern-Nymphenburg should be informed of this so that hostility to the Meiler does not occur...' Heinemann signs at the conclusion in black ink. Minor chips at left edge, unevenly toned at right margin, else very good.

Lot: 62 - BURKHART MULLER-HILLEBRAND

BURKHART MULLER-HILLEBRAND (1904 - 1987) German general, commander of the 16th Panzer Division, then until the end of 1943 as colonel commander of the 24th Panzer Regiment in Russia. From September 1944 until the end of the war, he served as Chief of the General Staff of the 3rd Panzer Army on the Eastern Front. Vintage S.P. 5.25 x 8.5 in. b/w, a chest, up pose in Bundeswehr uniform, signed on verso adding rank and position. WITH: an A.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Ginsterweg, June 13, 1976, forwarding the above photo and mentioning his service with SHAPE under generals Norstad and Lemnitzer. Two pieces, fine condition.

Lot: 63 - CARDINAL MICHAEL VON FAULHABER

CARDINAL MICHAEL VON FAULHABER (1869-1952) Controversial Catholic prelate and Archbishop of Munich from 1917 until his death. Maintained diplomatic relations between the Church and the Nazi regime during World War II while still condemning certain policies such as the persecution of clergy members, and in some ways supported anti-Semitic policies of the NSDAP. S.P., 3.5 x 4.5 in. b/w on heavy paper stock, a half-length pose of Faulhaber in clerical robes, boldly signed at the bottom. Fine.

Lot: 64 - CARL A. SPAATZ

CARL A. SPAATZ (1891-1974) American general who initiated daylight bombing raids over Germany and oversaw the dropping of the atomic bomb. Superb vintage S.P. 9.5 x 13 in. b/w, shows Spaatz in uniform, boldly signed at lower-right. A couple of negligible creases at margins, otherwise very good. Ideal for display!

Lot: 65 - CARL ANDERS

CARL ANDERS (1893 – 1972) German general in the Wehrmacht who commanded several infantry divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross. S.P., 2.75 x 4 in. b/w, a portrait in uniform signed postwar on verso adding rank. Photo pixilated, very good.

Lot: 66 - CHARLES W. LINDBERG

CHARLES W. LINDBERG (1920 - 2007) Marine who was part of the combat patrol that climbed Mount Suribachi and raised the first of two U.S. flags on the summit during the Battle of Iwo Jima. S.P., 8.5 x 11 in. b/w, a photocopy showing the raising of the first flag atop Mt. Suribachi, signed above his image in black ink. Fine.

Lot: 67 - CHESTER W. NIMITZ

CHESTER W. NIMITZ (1885 - 1966) American admiral, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II and largely responsible for the successful 'island-hopping' campaign against the Japanese. Signature adding: 'Fleet Admiral, U.S.N.' boldly penned on the face of a Oct. 27, 1945 first day cover honoring the Navy and canceled in Annapolis. Fine.

Lot: 68 - CHESTER W. NIMITZ

CHESTER W. NIMITZ (1885-1966) American admiral, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II and largely responsible for the successful ‘island-hopping' campaign against the Japanese. Bold signature adding rank on a 3 x 5 in. card with printed text reading ‘Outstanding World Personality'. Fine.

Lot: 69 - CHESTER W. NIMITZ

CHESTER W. NIMITZ (1885 - 1966) American admiral, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II and largely responsible for the successful ‘island-hopping' campaign against the Japanese. War-date S.P. 4.75 x 6.5 in. (sight), shows Nimitz in a chest, up pose, inscribed and signed on bottom blank mat: '18 May 1945', inscribed to a soldier. Slight fading, overall good condition. Simply framed.

Lot: 70 - CHESTER W. NIMITZ

CHESTER W. NIMITZ (1885 - 1966) American admiral, Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II and largely responsible for the successful 'island-hopping' campaign against the Japanese. S.P., 8 x 10 in. color on paper stock, a photo of the admiral in uniform, signed at bottom adding: 'Fleet Admiral U.S. Navy'. Contrast only fair, light folds, still quite good.

Lot: 71 - CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT

CLAIRE L. CHENNAULT (1890 - 1958) American Army aviator who established the volunteer-staffed Flying Tigers to fight the Japanese invasion of China. He has also been (unofficially) credited with over 40 'kills'. Terrific signed commemorative cover, 6.5 x 3.6 in., pictures Chennault as one of the 'American War Leaders', signed by him at upper-right, canceled in Washington of Armed Forces Day, May 19, 1951. Near fine.

Lot: 72 - CLAUS SCHILLING

CLAUS SCHILLING (1871-1946) German tropical medicine specialist who participated in human experiments at the Dachau concentration camp. Executed by hanging in 1946. Offered here is a nicely detailed sketch depicting Schilling sitting on a bunk writing his last letters as he awaits execution at Landsberg Prison. Signed at the bottom left by Schilling, adding ‘Landsberg 12.11.45'. The sketch was clearly done by an expert hand, though the artist is unknown. Staple holes at the top right, else fine. Accompanied by an 11 x 8.5 in. b/w modern print showing the doctor at the gallows. Claus Schilling pleaded with the court at the Dachau Trials to allow him to finish his research and many from the German medical community protested on his behalf. Despite his support Schilling was sentenced to death, his final words being: 'I am not guilty. Please get it over with'.

Lot: 73 - COMPETITORS IN THE 1936 BERLIN SUMMER OLYMPICS (480+)

COMPETITORS IN THE 1936 BERLIN SUMMER OLYMPICS (480+) An amazing collection of over 480 signatures, signed photographs, signed letters, and signed documents by participants in the 1936 Summer Olympics which were held in Berlin, Germany. Almost all of the signatures were obtained by a collector long after the games, and JESSE OWENS is of course represented by an inscribed and signed postcard. Representatives from dozens of countries and in all the major competitions are included, of course far more than could ever be listed here, but a quick review included many gold, silver and bronze medal winners. Also included is a 1p. 4to. award of the German Olympic Commemorative Medal, April 20, 1937 (Hitler's birthday), bearing a facsimile signature of the dictator. A few duplicates included, overall fine condition, contained in six albums.

Lot: 74 - CURT JAHN

CURT JAHN (1892 – 1966) German general, commanded 18th Panzer Grenadiers, LXXXVII Corps, and served as commander in Lombardy, Italy, captured west of Milan on 1 May 1945 and interned in Britain as a prisoner of war until May 1948. Partly-printed war-date D.S. signed on recto and verso, 2pp. 4to., [n.p.], July 21, 1941, a recommendation for a recipient for the award of the Iron Cross, 1st Class to: '...Oberstleut Utnart i.G. Schoch fearlessly carried out reconnaissance under enemy fire in the front line, using his entire person, and fulfilled his duties in troop leadership [in] the division with excellence...'. File and staple holes, even toning, overall very good.

Lot: 75 - CURTIS LE MAY

CURTIS LE MAY (1906 - 1992) American Air Corps and Air Force general, advocated strategic bombing during World War II and directed the firebombing raids on Japan. A great World War ‘short snorter' from Japan, a 10-yen banknote boldly signed in blue ink. Near fine condition.

Lot: 76 - CURTIS LEMAY

CURTIS LEMAY (1906 - 1992) American Air Corps and Air Force general, advocated strategic bombing during World War II and directed the firebombing raids on Japan. Interesting content T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Omaha, Oct. 10, 1955, on ‘Headquarters Strategic Air Command' letterhead to George C. Sullivan. In part: ‘…You are right about the .308 rifle. The feeding is the only fault I have been able to find with it. I do think, however, something can be done about it. I do not believe the short case is causing the trouble, but rather the fact that the case has less slope than the normal length case. The case seems to rock on the shoulder just back of the neck of the case which allows the rim end of the case to float and consequently, the bolt does not always catch the next shell when it is pushed forward. I think a redesigned cartridge follower plus a little careful grinding on the side of the revolver would eliminate the trouble. As soon as I can get to it I plan on trying to make a new follower and try it out…'. Light staining to edge, else fine. WITH: a bold signature on a 3 x 5 in. card. Two pieces.

Lot: 77 - (D-DAY PLANNING) JAMES STAGG

(D-DAY PLANNING) JAMES STAGG (1900 - 1975) British meteorologist attached to the Royal Air Force who notably persuaded Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower to change the date of the Allied invasion of Europe from 5 to 6 June 1944 after having predicted a lull in the poor weather over the English Channel. Bold signature on a 5.5 x 2.25 in. sheet to which he adds: 'As a member of the British National Committee for the I.G.Y. There is a photograph in Royal Society publication.' Fine.

Lot: 78 - (D-DAY) WERNER PLUSKAT

(D-DAY) WERNER PLUSKAT WERNER PLUSKAT (1912 –2002) German major commanding the 1st Battalion of the 352nd Artillery Regiment, 352nd Infantry Division during the Allied invasion in Normandy. He was credited in the movie 'The Longest Day' and with being the first German officer who saw the Allied invasion fleet on 6 June 1944, heading toward their landing zone at Omaha Beach. Scarce T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Heilbronn, July 27, 1994 in English. Pluskat returns a signed envelope commemorating the 116th Infantry Regiment at Normandy, adding: 'Friendship between Americans and German[s] has become a reality! Let us all be grateful for a life in friendship and liberty!' Fine.

Lot: 79 - (D-DAY PARACHUTIST) JOHN STEELE

(D-DAY PARACHUTIST) JOHN STEELE JOHN STEELE (1912–1969) American paratrooper who landed on the pinnacle of the church tower in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village to be liberated by the United States Army during Operation Overlord on June 6, 1944. Steele hung there limply for two hours, pretending to be dead, before the Germans took him prisoner. He escaped four hours later from the Germans and rejoined his division when US troops of the 505th's 3rd Battalion attacked the village. Bold signature in the return address of an envelope in Steele's hand sent to a man in Belgium, 1966. Fine. With a color photo print of a mannequin representing Steele which still hangs from the church today.

Lot: 80 - (D-DAY) RICHARD GALE

(D-DAY) RICHARD GALE RICHARD GALE (1896-1982) British general, served with distinction during the World War I, then with the 1st Parachute Brigade and then the 6th Airborne Division during the D-Day landings and Operation Tonga in 1944. Gale was the first British general to land on French soil on D-Day, at 0330 hours. A.L.S. on Army & Navy Club letterhead, 2pp. 8vo., London, Apr. 19, 1949 to DENNIS WHEATLEY (1897-1977), a British writer whose prolific output of thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling authors from the 1930s through to the 1960s. During the Second World War Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans, and was involved in OVERLORD planning. Gale regrets that their schedules don't agree: '...you have your own commitments as I have mine!' and mentions his new appointment, presumably as Director-General of Military Training: '...quite a lot of travel & outdoor work & contact with the troops...I am down in Southern Command...' Light stain in a blank area, else fine.

Lot: 81 - 101ST AIRBORNE 506TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY ‘CURRAHEE SCRAPBOOK’ SIGNED BY FOUR MEMBERS

101ST AIRBORNE 506TH PARACHUTE INFANTRY ‘CURRAHEE SCRAPBOOK' SIGNED BY FOUR MEMBERS Original, German-printed 1945 issue of the rare ‘Currahee Scrapbook', issued by the 506th P.I.R. The 14.5 x 10 in. volume contains approx. 200 heavily-illustrated pages describing the heroic exploits of the regiment, from July 20, 1942 to July 4, 1945, including D-Day and Market Garden. There are also seven pages of maps on tracing paper showing the regiment's engagements during the Battle of the Bulge. This fantastic album is signed by four members of the of the regiment, three of which are on the title page, including: EARL MCCLUNG, BRAD FREEMAN, and RICH COMPTON. WILLIAM ‘WILD BILL' GUARNERE also signs this book on the first page, adding ‘101st Airborne 506 P.I.R. Easy Company Band of Brothers D-Day to Berchtesgaden'. Wear to the covers, and some loose pages, still very good. WITH: a copy an article from ‘Military Heritage' containing a story on the 101st Airborne in Carentan.

Lot: 82 - 101ST AIRBORNE AND IKE ON D-DAY

101ST AIRBORNE AND IKE ON D-DAY One of the most famous photographs from the D-Day invasion is that of Dwight Eisenhower giving a pep talk to members of the 101st Airborne shortly before their departure to parachute into France. Offered here is a 1994 D-Day fiftieth anniversary commemorative cover bearing an image of Ike offering his encouragement to those soldiers, postmarked June 6, 1994, signed by two of those he was addressing in the photograph: Cpl. BILL HAYES and First Lt. WILLIAM C. STROBEL. The cover is loosely mounted beneath a copy of the famous image. Fine.

Lot: 83 - (D-DAY) LORD LOVAT AND LEONARD G. LOMELL

(D-DAY) LORD LOVAT AND LEONARD G. LOMELL Pair of items signed by heroes of the D-Day invasion, includes: SIMON FRASER, LORD LOVAT (1911-1995), prominent British commando, landed at Sword Beach during the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, later relieve besieged paratroopers at Pegasus Bridge, signature lightly mounted beneath a copy of a wartime photo. WITH: LEONARD LOMELL (1920-2011), United States Army Ranger who served in World War II. He is best known for his actions in the first hours of D-Day at Pointe du Hoc. Through skill, courage and 'pure luck,' Lomell found and quickly disabled five guns in an orchard overlooking Omaha Beach. Lomell was recognized by historian Stephen Ambrose as the single individual—other than Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower—most responsible for the success of D-Day. His signature, rank and 'Battles from D-ay thru to Battle of the Bulge' on a card mounted beneath his printed portrait. Two pieces.

Lot: 84 - DAMBUSTERS RAID

DAMBUSTERS RAID Four items signed by members of the historic 1943 raid: a greeting card 8 x 6 in. from a reunion bearing an artist's image of captain Guy Gibson on the cover, signed by: WILLIE TAIT, RICHARD TODD, LEN SUMPTER, F. E. SUTTELAND, and RAY GRAYSTON. WITH: a commemorative cover honoring the raid, signed by LEN SUMPTER, as well as two S.P.s 10 x 8 in. b/w, showing a fighter in flight, also signed by GEORGE L. ‘JOHNNY' JOHNSON. Four items, very good.

Lot: 85 - DAVID K. E. BRUCE

DAVID K. E. BRUCE (1898 – 1977) American diplomat, intelligence officer and politician. During World War II, Bruce headed the Europe branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), Donovan's most important foreign office, and postwar Bruce headed the Marshall Plan in France. S.P. 10 x 8 in. b/w, a seated pose as ambassador, signed in a tiny hand at bottom margin in London, 1962. Very good.

Lot: 86 - DESMOND T. DOSS

DESMOND T. DOSS (1919-2006) U.S. Army combat medic, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor for saving 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa. His life was the subject of the critically acclaimed 2016 film ‘Hacksaw Ridge'. His signature on the face of his personal calling card as a member of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society member. Very good.

Lot: 87 - DESMOND T. DOSS

DESMOND T. DOSS (1919-2006) U.S. Army combat medic, the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor for saving 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa. His life was the subject of the critically acclaimed 2016 film ‘Hacksaw Ridge'. His scarce signed book: 'In God's Care' written by his wife, FRANCES DOSS (Collegedale, Tn: The College Press), 1998. 200pp. 8vo. with photo illustrations. Doss' biography as written by his wife, signed on the title page: 'Desmond T. Doss CMH' and signed by his wife on the same page as well. Fine.

Lot: 88 - DONALD BLAKESLEE

DONALD BLAKESLEE (1917-2008) American combat pilot, a flying ace with 15.5 victories, flew the most combat missions against the Luftwaffe of any American pilot. Handsome signed print 11 x 16 in. (sight), showing Blakeslee's P-51 Mustang in flight, signed at lower left in pencil. Additionally signed by artist MARK POSTLETHWAITE, with limitation #878/1000. Set into a 15 x 25 in. metal frame and in fine condition.

Lot: 89 - DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS A fantastic S.P., 10 x 8 in. b/w, showing a Mitchell B-25 bomber of the famous ‘Doolittle Raid' taking off from the deck of the USS HORNET as the attack was launched on April 18, 1942. This photo is signed by eight of the Doolittle pilots, including: RICHARD E. COLE, DAVY JONES, TOM GRIFFIN, ROBERT L. HITE, CHASE NIELSEN, DAVID J. THATCHER, ED HORTON, and FRANK KAPPELER. Fine.

Lot: 90 - DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS S.P., 11 x 8.5 in. b/w, showing the U.S.S. Hornet, the ship the DOOLITTLE, from which Doolittle's planes launched. Signed by seven of the Doolittle pilots, including: RICHARD E. COLE, TOM GRIFFIN, DAVY JONES, EDWIN HORTON, ROBERT L. HITE, EDWARD SAYLOR, and WILLIAM BOWERS. Fine.

Lot: 91 - DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS Three items signed by members of the famed squadron, includes: FRANK A. KAPPELER (signed 3 x 5 in. card adding biographical info); R. E. COLE (signed 3 x 5 in. card with insignia, adding rank); and FRANK KAPPELER with DAVY JONES (signed card with information about the B-25A. Three pieces.

Lot: 92 - DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS S.P. 8 x 10 in. b/w, a reprint of the squadron preparing for flight in Jimmy Doolittle's carrier-launched bombing raid against Tokyo on April 18, 1942, signed by five crew members: CHARLES J. OZUK, TOM GRIFFIN, ED HORTON, DAVY JONES, and NOLAN HENDERSON. Fine.

Lot: 93 - DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

DOOLITTLE RAIDERS Four signatures of crewmembers from the carrier-launched bombing raid against Tokyo on April 18, 1942, each on a 3 x 5 in. card and mounted with a color photograph of one of the fighters. Includes: R. E. COLE, CHARLES OZUK, CHASE NIELSON and DAVIS THATCHER. Fine condition, ideal for display.

Lot: 94 - DOUGLAS MACARTHUR

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR (1880-1964) American general and Allied Supreme Commander in the Pacific in World War II, accepted the surrender of Japan and later dismissed by Truman for advocating an invasion of China. Fine, bold signature onn a 3 x 5 card, in fine condition.

Lot: 95 - DUSKO POPOV AND EWEN MONTAGUE

DUSKO POPOV AND EWEN MONTAGUE DUSKO POPOV (1912 – 1981) Serbian double agent who served both the British MI6 and German Abwehr during World War II. He passed off disinformation to Germany as part of the Double-Cross System while working as an agent for the Yugoslav government-in-exile in London. Deceptions in which he participated included Operation Fortitude, which sought to convince German military planners that the Allied invasion of Europe would take place in Calais, not Normandy, thereby diverting hundreds of thousands of German troops and increasing the likelihood that Operation Overlord would succeed. His signed memoir: 'Spy Counter-Spy' (New York: Grosset & Dunlap), 1974. First edition, 340pp. 8vo. with dust wrapper which bears a few marginal tears and chips. Popov has boldly signed the blank page opposite the title page. Additionally, the front flyleaf bears the ownership signature and date 'Jan. 22, 1982' of ex-Texas Gov. JOHN B. CONNALLY (1917-1993), who was wounded in the same Nov. 22, 1963 shooting in Dallas that killed President John F. Kennedy. Popov, a real 'lady-killer', is said to have been the model for Ian Fleming's 'James Bond'. The book is sold with a signature on his personal letterhead of EWEN MONTAGUE (1901–1985), a British intelligence expert. He is best known for his leading role in Operation Mincemeat, a critical military deception operation that misdirected German forces' attention away from the Allied invasion of Sicily by planting a floating corpse in RAF uniform with disinformation about invasion plans. Two pieces

Lot: 96 - DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (1890 - 1969) 34th President of the United States, Supreme Commander of Allied forces in Europe during World War II and largely responsible for the successful invasion on D-Day. Fine content and association T.L.S. 'Ike' with holograph salutation and subscription on his D.D.E. letterhead, 1p. 4to., Indio, Ca., Mar. 29, 1968 to British Major Gen. KENNETH STRONG (1900–1982) who earned both British and foreign awards for his service in Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and his role in negotiating the surrender of Germany in 1945. In part: '...Dr. John E. Wickman, Director of the Eisenhower Presidential Library...will be in the United Kingdom in May...During his trip he is also collecting material for the [Eisenhower] Presidential Library in the United States, a portion of which is devoted to the history of the Second World War and the post war years. For these reasons, he is especially interested in interviewing you for the Library's oral history program. I would be most grateful if you would consent to see him....' File holes at left margin, else fine. With transmittal envelope.

Lot: 97 - EDUARD ALDRIAN

EDUARD ALDRIAN (1888 - 1955) Austrian general in the German Wehrmacht, led the 95th Infantry Division in Russia early on, later headed the 95th Infantry Division and the 373rd (Croatian) Infantry Division fighting partisans before plotting the murder of Tito. Partly-printed D.S. in German and Croatian, 1p. oblong 8vo., (Zagreb), Feb. 4, 1944, an award to a German officer in the 383rd Croatian Infantry Regiment for his valor in commanding a machine gun vehicle, firing at partisans who attacked his force until the vehicle reached cover and could more effectively return fire. Very good.

Lot: 98 - EDUARD WAGNER

EDUARD WAGNER (1894 - 1944) German general, Quartermaster General of the German army and a participant in the July 20 bomb plot on Hitler's life. He arranged Stauffenberg's flight and committed suicide when the plot failed. Very rare partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., ‘Headquarters', Dec. 16, 1941, awarding the War Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords to Private Heinrich Caprano of the 622 Train Ambulance. Slight smearing to signature, mounting strips around edges of verso, slightly trimmed, overall good.

Lot: 99 - EDUARD WAGNER

EDUARD WAGNER (1894 - 1944) German general, Quartermaster General of the German army and a participant in the July 20 bomb plot on Hitler's life. He arranged Stauffenberg's flight, and committed suicide when the plot failed. Rare war-date A.L.S. adding rank, 1p. legal folio, 'Hauptquartier', Apr. 4, 1944. Just three months before his death, Wagner pens a note, not translated but most likely military content. Boldly penned and signed. File holes to left edge, staple holes at top left corner with a rusted paperclip impression, otherwise very good.

Lot: 100 - EDWARD HENRY O’ HARE

EDWARD HENRY O' HARE (1914-1943) Lt. Commander, U.S.N. ace, and Medal of Honor recipient. He was the Navy's first fighter ace of the war single-handedly attacking a formation of nine medium bombers. O'Hare was shot down Nov. 26, 1943 near the Gilbert Islands. In subsequent years a Naval destroyer and airport were named in his honor. Signed commemorative Navy FDC, dated Feb. 18, 1937. Glue remnants at the bottom right, else very good.

Lot: 101 - EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL PHOTO NEGATIVES (48)

EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIAL PHOTO NEGATIVES (48) The Einsatzgruppen Trial was the ninth of the twelve trials for war crimes that the US authorities held in Nuremberg. The accused were 24 former SS leaders who, as commanders of the Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police and the SD, bore responsibility for the crimes committed by the Einsatzgruppen in the occupied Soviet Union. The indictment was based on the Einsatzgruppen reports of more than a million victims. The trial marked the first use of the term 'genocide' in legal context. Offered here are 48 original photo negatives from that trial, each measuring 5 x 4 in. and apparently in excellent condition. Images include various group shots of the defendants, some taken from above, as well as images of testimony, the judges and guards as well. Some duplication.

Lot: 102 - ENOLA GAY

ENOLA GAY Fine signed poster, 18 x 24 in. color, a reproduction of the Navigator's Log of the Enola Gay, boldly signed by three crewmembers at bottom: PAUL W. TIBBETS, THOMAS FEREBEE and THEODORE ‘DUTCH' VAN KIRK. Fine condition, ideal for display.

Lot: 103 - ENOLA GAY

ENOLA GAY A handsome color poster, 24 x 18 in., shows the Enola Gay dropping ‘Little Boy' on Hiroshima. Signed by crew members: PAUL W. TIBBETS, THEODORE ‘DUTCH' VAN KIRK, and THOMAS W. FEREBEE. Fine condition.

Lot: 104 - ENOLA GAY

ENOLA GAY Fine S.P. 10 x 8 b/w, showing the famed aircraft in flight and boldly signed by PAUL TIBBETS, THOMAS FEREBEE and ‘DUTCH' VAN KIRK. Handsomely matted with an informational plaque and three World War II reproduction insignia. Set into a 15 x 22 in. frame and in fine condition.

Lot: 105 - ENOLA GAY CREWMEMBERS

ENOLA GAY CREWMEMBERS A fine signed lithograph titled 'Atomic Warfare is Born', 24 x 18 in., color, published by the Buckeye Publishing Co., featuring an illustration of the Enola Gay in flight, signed by crew members Pilot PAUL TIBBETS (1915-2007), Bombardier THOMAS FEREBEE (1918-2000), and Navigator THEODORE ‘DUTCH' VAN KIRK. Professionally mounted to a white board. Fine.

Lot: 106 - PAUL TIBBETS

PAUL TIBBETS (1915 - 2008) American bomber pilot of the Enola Gay which delivered the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. His memoir: 'Return of the Enola Gay' (Columbus: Mid-Coast Marketing), 1998. 340pp. 8vo. in illustrated hardcover, signed beneath his frontis portrait. Fine condition.

Lot: 107 - (HIROSHIMA) SHINZO HAMAI

(HIROSHIMA) SHINZO HAMAI (1905 – 1968) The first popularly elected Mayor of Hiroshima (served 1947-1955 and again 1959-1967) who created Hiroshima's image as a city of peace and built Peace Park. The circumstances of his rise to prominence result from the fact that following the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, many municipal employees were killed or incapacitated, while Hamai was only slightly injured. At the time of the explosion, he was at his house located about 3.5 km from the epicenter. Scarce T.L.S. as mayor on official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Hiroshima, Oct. 25, 1948 to a 'Mr. Crouch' acknowledging his letter, adding: '...I am sorry to be taxing your patience for so long. Please be assured that I shall send the articles requested just as soon as regulations permit...' Folds, fine condition.

Lot: 108 - 357th FIGHTER GROUP (14)

357th FIGHTER GROUP (14) A great group of 14 items by World War II heroes of the air, in different formats (noted). Includes: CHUCK YEAGER (signed 8 x 10 in. printed poster), GERALD E. TYLER (signed biographical sheet), PAUL R. HATALA (signed biographical sheet), C. E. ANDERSON (signed biographical sheet), RICHARD ‘PETE' PETERSON (S.P. 8 x 10 in. b/w, a reproduction of him next to his plane), RICHARD A. ‘BUD' ANDERSON (S.P. 10 x 8 in. color, showing him in later years with crewmembers), JEROME ‘JAKE' JACOBS (two S.Ps. 10 x 8 in., one showing him with a young boy and the other a repro of a vintage shot in the cockpit), ARVAL J. ROBERSON (signed biographical sheet), DALE E. KARGER (signed biographical sheet), JOHN J. SUBLETT (signed biographical sheet), ROBERT G. SCHIMANSKI (signed biographical sheet), FRANK L. GAILER (signed biographical sheet), and ROBERT P. WINKS (signed biographical sheet). Fine condition.

Lot: 109 - ERHARD MILCH

ERHARD MILCH (1892 - 1972) Co-creator with Goring of the Nazi's Luftwaffe, promoted to the rank of field marshal, later tried at Nuremberg and imprisoned until 1954. Partly-printed D.S. ‘Milch, 1p. sm. Folio, Berlin, Nov. 10, 1938, an award document with a blind-embossed seal, depicting a national eagle within a wreath. Signed by Milch at the conclusion in black ink. Light toning, set in a tan mat and ready to frame.

Lot: 110 - ERHARD MILCH

ERHARD MILCH (1892 - 1972) Co-creator with Goering of the Nazi's Luftwaffe, promoted to the rank of field marshal, later tried at Nuremberg, and imprisoned until 1954. S.P. 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a Hoffmann portrait in uniform, signed in pencil at right and in fine condition.

Lot: 111 - ERICH HARTMANN

ERICH HARTMANN (1922 - 1993) German ace, the top ace of all time with 352 aerial kills during which he never lost a wing man. Captured and held by the Soviets for ten years. Fine signed lithograph, 29 x 21.5 in. b/w, a handsome illustration of Hartmann conferring with Gerhard Barkhorn. Signed at bottom left in pencil, fine.

Lot: 112 - ERICH HARTMANN

ERICH HARTMANN (1922 - 1993) German ace, the top ace of all time, with 352 aerial kills during which he never lost a wing man. Captured and held by the Soviets for ten years. S.P. 6 x 5 in. b/w, an artist's portrait of Hartmann with his plane, signed in pencil at right. Fine condition.

Lot: 113 - ERICH TOPP

ERICH TOPP (1914 - 2005) Third most successful of German U-boat commanders, recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Topp sank the USS REUBEN JAMES before the U.S. entry into the war, sparking a diplomatic fury. S.P. 5 x 7 in. b/w, a reproduction of a vintage image of Topp, boldly signed adding his three commands. WITH: a copy of a letter Topp sent to the son of a crewman aboard the NIBLACK, which rescued the REUBEN JAMES survivors. Topp explains that in the early morning he could not make out the vessel's flag and assumed it was British. He also states that American claim to the western Atlantic was against international law'. Also present is a copy of a clipping he annotated with a note stating that he did not attack the NIBLACK as she was involved in rescue operations. Very good.

Lot: 114 - ERICH VON DEM BACH-ZELEWSKI

ERICH VON DEM BACH-ZELEWSKI (1899 - 1972) SS member and chief of Heinrich Himmler's chief of partisan warfare, reached the rank of SS-Obergruppenfuhrer. Signature as SS-Gruppenfuhrer with official hand stamp on a 5 x 2 in. slip cut from a document, mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 115 - ERNST BOHLE

ERNST BOHLE (1903–1960) Gauleiter of the Foreign Organization of the NSDAP from 1934 until 1945, and an SS-Obergruppenfuhrer. Because of his British heritage, Bohle was also reported to be Hitler's choice to become the future Gauleiter of Britain. He was the only defendant in the Subsequent Nuremberg trials of 1946-1949 to plead guilty to any charge and to exhibit any remorse. A.D.S. likely cut from a guest book, almost certainly from 'Der Deutsche Kurzwellensender', Germany's shortwave overseas propaganda arm, 1p. 12mo., Berlin, Oct. 4, 1935: 'To the Kurzwellensender, the good friend of Germans abroad, continued success! E. E. Bohl Gauleiter der A.O.' Also signed by Bohl's wife at bottom. Fine.

Lot: 116 - ERNST BUSCH

ERNST BUSCH (1885 - 1945) German field marshal, served under List during the invasion of Poland and the following year led the German 16th Army during the Western Offensive. Defeated in Russia, he was sacked by Hitler, recalled to defend Montgomery's advance, and died in a POW camp after capture. War-date S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b\/w by Hoffmann, a chest, up pose in uniform signed near the bottom in black ink. Fine.

Lot: 117 - ERNST HEINKEL

ERNST HEINKEL (1888 – 1958) German aircraft designer and manufacturer, and member of the Nazi party. His company produced the Heinkel He 178, the world's first turbojet aircraft and jet plane, and the Heinkel He 176, the first rocket aircraft, along with successful bomber aircraft. Rare vintage S.P., 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. b/w, a chest up pose boldly signed in the white bottom margin, sold with a Feb. 7, 1939 letter of transmittal. Very good.

Lot: 118 - ERNST UDET AND ERHARD MILCH

ERNST UDET AND ERHARD MILCH ERNST UDET (1896 - 1941) German aviator and combat flyer. Flying a Fokker D.III, he scored his first victory on 18 March 1916 in a lone attack against 22 French aircraft, later racking up 61 more victories. Udet was the highest scoring German ace to survive World War I. His bold pencil signature on the back cover of a program printed for a celebration of the Aero-Club von Deutschland on Oct. 29, 1937, and presented within a folder bound with string. Signing beneath is ERHARD MILCH (1892 - 1972) Co-creator with Goering of the Nazi's Luftwaffe, promoted to the rank of field marshal, later tried at Nuremberg and imprisoned until 1954. Small stain to cover, very slight foxing, otherwise very good.

Lot: 119 - ERNST-ANTON VON KROSIGK

ERNST-ANTON VON KROSIGK 1898 - 1945) German general who commanded the 1. Infanterie Div. from 1943. A recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, he fought in France, the Lvov offensive, and in the Kurland pocket where he was killed in a Soviet strafing attack. Rare partly-printed D.S., 1p. 8vo., [In the field], Aug. 19, 1944, an award of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class to a man in his command. Very good.

Lot: 120 - (ESPIONAGE) EDDIE CHAPMAN

(ESPIONAGE) EDDIE CHAPMAN EDDIE CHAPMAN (1914–1997) English criminal and wartime spy. During the Second World War he offered his services to Nazi Germany as a spy and subsequently became a British double agent. His British Secret Service handlers codenamed him Agent Zigzag in acknowledgement of his erratic personal history. Chapman faked an attack on a DeHavilland plant for which the Germans awarded him an Iron Cross, and he later misreported the accuracy of V-2 hits which had landed short, saving many British lives. An exceeding rare inscribed signature placed just beneath the mounted cover on heavy stock of his memoir: 'The Real Eddie Chapman Story', thus a signed photograph (of sorts). A virtually unobtainable autograph, fine condition.

Lot: 121 - (ESPIONAGE) JUAN PUJOL - 'GARBO'

(ESPIONAGE) JUAN PUJOL - 'GARBO' JUAN PUJOL (1912 - 1988) Spanish spy who acted as a double agent loyal to Great Britain against Nazi Germany during World War II, when he relocated to Britain to carry out fictitious spying activities for the Germans. He was given the codename Garbo by the British; their German counterparts codenamed him Alaric and referred to his non-existent spy network as 'Arabal'. He had a key role in the deception operation intended to mislead the Germans about the timing, location and scale of the invasion of Normandy in 1944. The false information Pujol supplied helped persuade the Germans that the main attack would be in the Pas de Calais, so that they kept large forces there before and even after the invasion. Excessively rare signature 'Juan Pujol' adding the honorary title 'M.B.E.' on a 4.5 x 1.5 in. slip set beneath his printed portrait. Very fine.

Lot: 122 - (JUAN PUJOL - 'GARBO') CYRIL B. MILLS

(JUAN PUJOL - 'GARBO') CYRIL B. MILLS CYRIL B. MILLS (1902-1991) British circus owner, a member of MI-5 who was for a time handler of the famous Spanish spy JUAN PUJOL (1912-1988) and who gave Pujol his famous nickname 'Garbo'. Superb content T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., London, June 18, 1984, mentioning naming his famous charge. In part: '...in case you do not know which Mills you are dealing with I enclose one of the visiting cards I used before I retired. The card which reads Member of M.I.5 should read 1940-45. I suppose you must have spotted my name in the article about the famous double agent whom I named GARBO in the Sunday Mail of June 3rd. The man has now gone home but will return to this country in about a month and if you want his signature I will try to obtain it for you but I think that if you are going to ask for it you should first obtain from your news agent a copy of Mail on Sunday of June 3rd as without it the signature will mean very little...' Very good. Juan Pujol was a Spanish spy who acted as a double agent loyal to Great Britain against Nazi Germany during World War II, when he relocated to Britain to carry out fictitious spying activities for the Germans. He had a key role in the deception operation intended to mislead the Germans about the timing, location and scale of the invasion of Normandy in 1944.

Lot: 123 - ('DOUBLE CROSS') JOHN C. MASTERMAN

('DOUBLE CROSS') JOHN C. MASTERMAN (1891 – 1977) British chairman of the XX Committee, which during the Second World War ran the Double-Cross System controlling double agents in Britain. These 'turned' German agents proved invaluable in supplying disinformation concerning the locations of the Sicily and Normandy (D-Day) landings, and the accuracy of the V-1 and V-2 rocket attacks. Fine and rare S.P., 8.25 x 10.25 in. b/w, a distinguished half-length portrait signed and dated 1975. Contrast fair at best, else fine.

Lot: 124 - ('DOUBLE-CROSS' CAMPAIGN) THOMAS A. ROBERTSON

('DOUBLE-CROSS' CAMPAIGN) THOMAS A. ROBERTSON THOMAS A. ROBERTSON (1909 – 1994) 'TAR', MI5 intelligence officer responsible for the 'Double-Cross' disinformation campaign, including Operation Mincemeat. The campaign was successful in persuading the Germans that the invasions of Sicily and Normandy were going to occur elsewhere. In 1936, Robertson also oversaw the interception of telephone calls of Edward VIII, learning of the king's decision to abdicate. Scarce signature on a collector's card. Fine.

Lot: 125 - (OPERATION BODYGUARD) JOHN BEVAN

(OPERATION BODYGUARD) JOHN BEVAN JOHN BEVAN (1894–1978) British Army officer who made an important contribution to military deception, culminating in Operation Bodyguard, the plan to conceal the D-Day landings in Normandy, especially through the creation of a 'phantom' army with inflatable tanks and jeeps, recorded truck and airplane engines, etc. Good association A.L.S. 'Johnny', 1p. 8vo., London, June 15, 1953 to DENNIS WHEATLEY (1897-1977), a British writer whose prolific output of thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling authors from the 1930s through to the 1960s. During the Second World War Wheatley was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans and was involved in OVERLORD planning. Bevan discusses raising funds for a dinner, mentioning a sum received 'from A Force towards our dinners...Very good of Dudley and Michael', presumably referring to the annual dinner of Wartime Deception Planners. Very good.

Lot: 126 - EUGEN MEINDL

EUGEN MEINDL (1892-1951) Luftwaffe general, commander of the II. Fallschirmkorps and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. 1942 Christmas card, 8vo., bearing the insignia of the II. Fallschirmkorps, signed by Meindl at the bottom right in indelible pencil. Mounting traces on the verso at the top edge, else fine.

Lot: 127 - FEDOR VON BOCK

FEDOR VON BOCK (1880 - 1945) German field marshal, commanded Army Group North during the Invasion of Poland, Army Group B during the invasion of France, Army Group Center during the attack on the Soviet Union. Best known for commanding Operation Typhoon, the failed attempt to capture Moscow. Rare war-date T.L.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., [n.p.], Dec. 21, 1943, to Gauleiter Otto Telschow of East Hannover expressing his greetings for the Christmas holidays. File holes at left, else very good.

Lot: 128 - FELIX STEINER

FELIX STEINER (1896 - 1966) Waffen-SS 'Obergruppenfuhrer' and Knight's Cross recipient who contributed significantly to the development and transformation of the Waffen-SS into a combat force made up of volunteers and conscripts. During the Battle of Berlin, he was ordered to envelop the 1st Belorussian Front through a pincer movement, advancing from the north of the city. However, as his unit was outnumbered by ten to one, Steiner made it clear that he did not have the capacity for a counter-attack. Bold pencil signature as SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and General of the Waffen-SS on a 4 x 1.5 in. slip cut from a letter or document, mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 129 - ‘FLYING TIGERS’

‘FLYING TIGERS' A great First Day Cover celebrating the issue of a Claire Chennault stamp, Sept. 6, 1990, and signed by over 20 of Chennault's ‘Flying Tigers'. Signatures include: ‘TEX' HILL, DICK ROSSI (who signs twice), P. J. GREEN, CHUCK ALDER, CHARLIE BOND, ERIK SHILLING, ‘RED' FOSTER PETACH, BOB KEETON, BOB LAYHER, CHARLIE MOTT, WILLIAM DESHAZER, KEN JERNSTEDT, PETER WRIGHT, JOE POSHEFKO, RODE RODEWALD, CHARLES BAISDEN, FRANK LOSONSKY, LEO SCHRAMM, and more. This piece may have come from Dick Rossi himself, as it bears his personal return address on verso. Very good.

Lot: 130 - FLYING TIGERS

FLYING TIGERS Nice 8 x 10 in. color signed photograph showing five Flying Tiger P-40s in flight, the image boldly signed by: TEX HILL, CHARLIE BOND, DICK ROSSI, BOB LAYHER, JOE ROSBERT, and JEFFREY GREENE. Each man boldly signs in black and adds rank. Fine.

Lot: 131 - FLYING TIGERS

FLYING TIGERS First Day Cover, Sep. 6, 1990, honoring Claire L. Chennault and his Flying Tigers. Signed by approx. 24 members of the First American Volunteer Group. Signers include: DICK ROSSI, TEX HILL, CHARLIE BOND, CHUCK OLDER, ED STILES, BOB LAYHER, ED RECTOR, CHARLIE MOTT, PAUL GREENE, KEN JERNSTEDT, ROBERT KEETON, KEITH CHRISTENSEN, ED FORBES, LEO SCHRAMM, and many more! Fine.

Lot: 132 - FLYING TIGERS

FLYING TIGERS Nice 8 x 10 in. color signed photograph showing five Flying Tiger P-40s in flight, the image boldly signed by: TEX HILL, CHARLIE BOND, DICK ROSSI, BOB LAYHER, JOE ROSBERT, and KEN JERNSTEDT. Each man boldly signs in black and adds their rank. Fine.

Lot: 133 - FLYING TIGERS

FLYING TIGERS Fine S.P. 10 x 8 in. color, a reprint of the famous image of the squadron in flight, boldly signed by: ROBERT T. SMITH, ED RECTOR and ROBERT ‘DUKE' HEDMAN, each of whom adds their rank and victories. Fine condition.

Lot: 134 - FLYING TIGERS (3)

FLYING TIGERS (3) Small selection of three signed First Day of Issue covers by various American fighter pilots associated with the Flying Tigers, the First American Volunteer Group of the Republic of China Air Force formed to oppose the Japanese invasion of China in World War II, the first cover commemorating George S. Patton and signed in blue ink by DICK ROSSI (1915-2008), postmarked at Fort Knox, 11th November 1953; the second honoring Claire L. Chennault and signed in bold pencil by TEX HILL (1915-2007) and DICK ROSSI, postmarked at Monroe, 6th September 1990; and the third commemorating Joseph Stilwell and signed in inks by ERIKSEN E. SHILLING (1916-2002) who has also added an arrow pointing towards Stilwell with the words: 'not my favorite' alongside, ROBERT RAINES and DICK ROSSI, who has added the sentence 'Gen. Stilwell invited me to dinner. He was OK' beneath his signature. Postmarked at Palatka, Mar. 19, 1985.

Lot: 135 - ‘FLYING TIGERS’

‘FLYING TIGERS' A group of five S.P.s, each 8 x 10 in. b/w and reprints of war-time images, each individually signed by a member of the crew: CHUCK OLDER, ALEX VRACIN, TEX HILL (2), and CHARLIE BOND. Fine condition.

Lot: 136 - ‘BLACK SHEEP’ SQUADRON

‘BLACK SHEEP' SQUADRON S.P. 11 x 8.5 in. b/w, a reprint of the VMFA-214 crew standing in front of a plane, and signed by 10 members. Includes: EDWIN OLANDER, ROBERT MCCLURG, THOMAS EMRICH, ED HARPER, HENRY BOURGEOIS, BILL WINTERS, BRUCE MATHESON, MARION ‘RUSTY' MARCH, and two more. Fine condition.

Lot: 137 - FRANCIS ‘GABBY’ GABRESKI

FRANCIS ‘GABBY' GABRESKI (1919 - 2002) The top American fighter ace in Europe during World War II (34 1/2 kills), a jet fighter ace in Korea, and a career officer in the Air Force. His signature along with that of four other aces, penned on a commemorative cover honoring VE-Day. Signatories include: ROBERT S. JOHNSON (1920–1998) a fighter pilot with the USAAF credited with scoring 27 victories during the war flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, JOHN H. TRULUCK, GERALD W. JOHNSON and PETER JARVIS. Fine.

Lot: 138 - FRANCIS ‘GABBY’ GABRESKI

FRANCIS ‘GABBY' GABRESKI (1919 - 2002) The top American fighter ace in Europe during World War II (34 1/2 kills), a jet fighter ace in Korea, and a career officer in the Air Force. S.P. 6.75 x 4 in. color, an artist's rendition of his bombre in flight, signed by him and by ROBERT S. JOHNSON (1920–1998), a fighter pilot with the USAAF credited with scoring 27 victories during the war flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt. Fine.

Lot: 139 - FRANCIS S. ‘GABBY' GABRESKI

FRANCIS S. ‘GABBY' GABRESKI (1919 - 2002) The top American fighter ace in Europe during World War II (34 1/2 kills), a jet fighter ace in Korea, and a career officer in the Air Force. S.P. 10 x 8 in. b/w, shows Gabreski in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt, boldly signed at top adding ‘56th F.G. 28 Kills'. Fine condition.

Lot: 140 - FRANZ MATTENKLOTT

FRANZ MATTENKLOTT (1884-1954) German general, an artillery commander who fought in the Crimean campaign in 1942-43, captured by the Soviets and died in a Russian POW camp. Vintage S.P. 5 x 7 in. b/w, very boldly signed at bottom in fountain ink. Fine.

Lot: 141 - FRANZ RITTER VON EPP

FRANZ RITTER VON EPP (1868 - 1947) Nazi politician and general, Governor of Bavaria and Reichsleiter of the NSDAP. Died in an internment camp. Superb S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 b/w, a Hoffmann portrait showing a very stern von Epp in a half-length standing pose, boldly signed. Fine.

Lot: 142 - FRANZ SELDTE’S CARD OF CAPTURE FROM ‘CAMP ASHCAN’

FRANZ SELDTE'S CARD OF CAPTURE FROM ‘CAMP ASHCAN' (1882 - 1947) Nazi Reichsminister of Labor and Gauleiter of Moselland, indicted at Nuremberg but died before the trial commenced. Offered here is his ‘Card of capture for prisoners of war' dated May 23, 1945 bearing his name, place of birth, next of kin, date of capture, date of arrival, date of transfer, physical description, distinguishing marks, etc. Signed by Seldte at the bottom right. In fine condition. WITH: a photocopy of his ‘Detention Report' bearing his mugshot and a photocopy of his ‘Prisoner of War Preliminary Record' detailing his personal and physical information with his fingerprints, and mentioning his artificial left hand.

Lot: 143 - FRANZ VON PAPEN

FRANZ VON PAPEN (1879-1969) Chancellor of Germany and Vice Chancellor in Hitler's early years of power, von Papen was accused and later acquitted of war crimes. Fine vintage S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a real-photo postcard showing von Papen in head and shoulders. Von Papen signs in full at bottom in blue fountain ink, crossing out his title and adding ‘Heil Hitler!'. Very good.

Lot: 144 - FRANZ VON ROQUES

FRANZ VON ROQUES (1877 - 1967) German general during World War II and commander of Army Group North Rear Area behind Army Group North from March 1941 to April 1943, largely in Belarus. These territories were the sites of mass murder during the Holocaust and other crimes against humanity targeting the civilian population, with commanders operating in cooperation with SS leaders appointed by Heinrich Himmler. T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Treysa, Nov. 22, 1962, to an American researcher, in part: ‘...Although I am willing to answer questions, I can't say whether I am able to do it…I could not find out from Colonel Rinharrt. However, I would like to note from the onset that my position during the war was at the front and not directly involved in the events and therefore [do not have] reliable information about it…'. Mailing folds, otherwise fine.

Lot: 145 - FREDERICK BROWNING

FREDERICK BROWNING (1896-1965) British Lieutenant-Colonel of World War II, known as the 'father of the British airborne forces'. During the Second World War, Browning commanded the 1st Airborne Division and I Airborne Corps and was also the deputy commander of First Allied Airborne Army during Operation Market Garden in September 1944. During the planning for this operation, he was alleged to have said: 'I think we might be going a bridge too far'. Surprising content war-date A.L.S. signed with his familiar 'Boy', 6pp. 8vo., Hampshire, Mar. 3 [1940] to Reginald [Davies]. Browning thanks his correspondent for sending his letter and pamphlet, with which he is in general agreement, continuing: '...I say 'generally' because to swallow the whole situation as it stands would be too idealistic. There are so many prejudices and moral barriers to break down before the problem can be approached in the manner you suggest. This is not to say that I do not agree with the system outlined because I do most wholeheartedly. And I think it would work once the foundations of international Christianity are laid. That, my dear Reginald, is the great problem which urgently requires as well worked out a scheme as yours to bring about. It's indeed a big task and is nothing less than the fulfilment of the Prime Minister's policy of appeasement, which in simple language means a change of heart among all the peoples of the earth, the most urgent change being necessary among our own race! If you could work out a scheme (I dare say the Prime Minister is urgently employed on a like problem) to bring about this change of heart you would be putting the horse in its correct relation to the cart...I was delighted to read that the Canal Brigade Training, which was carried out in co-operation with the native troops, was a success and briefly distinguished by the fact that even in spite of orders the Egyptian troops were very loath to retire even in spite of the most explicit directions and the urgent requirements of a most hazardous situation!...' Some light overall foxing, otherwise very good.

Lot: 146 - FRIEDRICH FROMM

FRIEDRICH FROMM (1888 - 1945) Wehrmacht general, Knight's Cross awardee and a member of the July 20 bomb plot along with his Chief of Staff, Claus von Stauffenberg. As the plot unraveled, Fromm ordered von Stauffenberg and other conspirators to be executed in order to cover-up his own involvement. He would be arrested and executed for his complicity nonetheless. S.P. 3.5x .5 in. b/w, a Steiniger-Bildrucke postcard artist's portrait of the general, signed in indelible red pencil at bottom. Fine.

Lot: 147 - FRIEDRICH JECKELN

FRIEDRICH JECKELN (1895 - 1946) SS leader in the Soviet Union, personally responsible for ordering the deaths of 100,000 Jews and other 'undesirables'. Sentenced to death and hung at Riga. Signature as SS-Obergruppenfuhrer with official hand stamp on a 4.25 x 1.75 in. slip cut from a document, mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 148 - FRIEDRICH OLBRICHT

FRIEDRICH OLBRICHT (1888-1944) German general, one of the conspirators in the Operation Valkyrie attempt to assassinate Hitler in 1944; executed for his involvement in the plot. Very rare war-date typed D.S. ‘Olbright' as General of Infantry, 1p. oblong 8vo., Berlin, Aug. 5, 1940, awarding to Major Kurt Ziebe the Commemorative Medal of 1st October 1938 for his participation in the ‘return' of the Sudetenland to Germany. File holes to left, otherwise very good.

Lot: 149 - FRIEDRICH PAULUS

FRIEDRICH PAULUS (1890 - 1957) German field marshal who headed the 6th Army's drive on Stalingrad. Paulus found himself surrounded there and surrendered his starving army on Jan. 31, 1943. He returned to Germany to testify at the Nuremburg War Crimes trials. Partly-printed D.S. ‘Paulus' as General of the Panzer Troops, 1p. 8vo. ‘A.H.Qu.', Jan. 30, 1942, awarding Lance Corporal Albert Nonning the Distinguished Service Cross, Second Class, with Swords. Accompanied by Nonning's award document, Aug. 15, 1942, for the Eastern Winter campaign medal for 1941-42, signed by the appropriate officer. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 150 - FRIEDRICH VON BOETTICHER

FRIEDRICH VON BOETTICHER (1881 - 1967) Lieutenant General in the Wehrmacht who served as military attache to Washington from 1933 to 1941. In that capacity, he provided intelligence reports documenting the isolationist movement in the United States, and the state of military preparedness before Pearl Harbor. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. oblong 8vo., Bielefeld, May 1, 1962, in German. The general offers to provide his correspondent with historical information, and states that letters in English would be acceptable. He refuses any kind of payment and is simply happy to assist. File holes at left margin, else fine.

Lot: 151 - FRIEDRICH WEBER

FRIEDRICH WEBER (1892 - 1972) German general who took Rotterdam, then served the balance of the war in Russia and Poland. Relieved for evacuating Warsaw. T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. legal folio, Daggebdorf, Apr. 20, 1962, to an American researcher thanking him for his letter and adding: ‘…I am happy to respond to your questions…It will probably be about our deployment in Tunisia in 1943/44…unfortunately my documents were burned in 1945, so I have to answer from memory…'.

Lot: 152 - FRIEDRICH-CARL VON STEINKELLER

FRIEDRICH-CARL VON STEINKELLER (1896 - 1981) German general and recipient of the Knight's Cross, commander of Panzer-Grenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle in the central sector of the Eastern Front. Steinkeller surrendered to the Red Army during the Mogilev Offensive in June 1944. T.L.S 1p. legal folio, Hannover, Jan. 24, 1962, to an American researcher thanking him for his letter and asking him to please write to him in German. Very good.

Lot: 153 - FRIEDRICH-CARL VON STEINKELLER

FRIEDRICH-CARL VON STEINKELLER (1896 – 1981) German general and recipient of the Knight's Cross, commander of Panzer-Grenadier-Division Feldherrnhalle in the central sector of the Eastern Front. Steinkeller surrendered to the Red Army during the Mogilev Offensive in June 1944. T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Hannover, Feb. 20, 1962, in German to an American researcher regarding a photograph sent to his correspondent, adding: ‘...Everything I owned was lost during the occupation of Jena in April 1945…'. He offers to purchase a few German reference books for his correspondent, especially recommending 'Sacrifice of the Generals'. Fine.

Lot: 154 - FRIEDRICH-WERNER GRAF VON DER SCHULENBURG

FRIEDRICH-WERNER GRAF VON DER SCHULENBURG (1875 - 1944) German diplomat who served as the last German ambassador to the Soviet Union before Operation Barbarossa. He turned against the main Nazi Party and joined the conspiracy against Hitler. After the failed July 20 bomb plot, Schulenburg was accused of being a co-conspirator and eventually executed. Rare signature accomplished on a narrow 5 in. slip, matted with biographical information in gold ink. One fold, very good.

Lot: 155 - FRITZ DARGES

FRITZ DARGES (1913 - 2009) Lieutenant Colonel in the Waffen-SS, personal adjutant to Adolf Hitler, awarded the Knight's Cross. On July 18, 1944, during a strategy conference in the Wolfsschanze, a fly began buzzing around the room, allegedly landing on Hitler's shoulder and on the surface of a map several times. Irritated, Hitler ordered Darges to dispatch the nuisance. Darges suggested that, as it was an airborne pest, the job should go to the Luftwaffe adjutant. Enraged, Hitler dismissed Darges on the spot and had him banished to the Eastern Front. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a real-photo postcard of Darges in uniform, boldly signed at right and additionally very boldly signed on verso. With the original, unsigned holograph cover. Very good.

Lot: 156 - FRITZ SAUCKEL INSCRIBES A BOOK TO RUDOLF HESS

FRITZ SAUCKEL INSCRIBES A BOOK TO RUDOLF HESS (1894 - 1946) Nazi chief of slave labor recruitment who seized over five million workers and kept them under the vilest condition. Tried, convicted and hanged at Nuremberg. Signed book: ‘The 300 longest serving political leaders travel through the Thuringia region' (Munich: Franz Eher Nachf), 1936. 44p. 8vo., red cloth boards with gilt title, and a frontis portrait of Sauckel as Gauleiter of Thuringia. On the first flyleaf he inscribes this book: ‘Dedicated to Deputy Fuhrer, Rudolf Hess, as a small token of thanks and solidarity Fritz Sauckel'. Fine condition. This personal item has been carried down through the Hess family over the years and has been consigned to us by a direct descendent of Rudolf Hess.

Lot: 157 - GEORG H. LINDEMANN

GEORG H. LINDEMANN (1884 - 1963) German general and commander of the 36th Infantry, fought in Poland, France and in northern Russia. S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a Hoffmann pose in uniform, signed in blue ink at bottom. Very scarce!

Lot: 158 - GEORG KEPPLER

GEORG KEPPLER (1882-1960) Nazi party official and economic advisor to Hitler, served as Reich Commissioner in multiple provinces throughout the war, sentenced to ten years in prison at the Ministries Trial. S.P. 4 x 6 in. color, a postcard Willrich image, signed in blue fountain ink at bottom adding rank. Signature is a bit light, otherwise very good.

Lot: 159 - GEORG PREUSS

GEORG PREUSS (1920-1991) Waffen SS Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler soldier and implicated in the Malmedy Massacre. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-time image, boldly signed at right margin and additionally on verso. Very good.

Lot: 160 - GEORG TYROLLER

GEORG TYROLLER (1897-1945) German general of flak troops, awarded the Knights Cross on Dec. 4, 1942 for leading his 2,000 man force made up of Luftwaffe and Organization Todt men, along with supply troops to defeat a Russian armored division. Rare printed S.P. 4 x 5.75 b/w, a chest, up pose in winter garb and wearing his award, boldly signed in blue ink at bottom. Mounted, fine.

Lot: 161 - GEORG VON SODENSTERN

GEORG VON SODENSTERN (1889-1955) Wehrmacht general and commander of the 19th Army Chief of Staff to Gen. Maximilian von Weichs during the disastrous Battle of Stalingrad. Knight's Cross recipient. Typed D.S. 2pp. legal folio, ‘Headquarters', Oct. 2, 1943, on letterhead of the 19th Army regarding the award of German Cross to UIrich Dorn, the inspector of the West state fortifications. Dorn's accomplishments are detailed thoroughly, and von Sodenstern signed in green indelible pencil at conclusion. WITH: a second document, 1p. 8vo., a proposal to award the same inspector the German Cross in Silver. Both documents bear file holes at left margin as well as staple holes to top left corner, otherwise very good. Fascinating reading!

Lot: 162 - GEORG WETZELL

GEORG WETZELL (1869 - 1947) German infantry general, appointed by Ludendorff as Chief of the Operations Section, planned the Caporetto campaign in October 1917. Partly-printed D.S., 1p. legal folio, Berlin, July 1, 1921, hiring Max Beuthin as a technical secretary in the Army Administrative Service. Significant wear to top margin, otherwise boldly signed and good.

Lot: 163 - GEORGE C. MARSHALL

GEORGE C. MARSHALL (1880 - 1959) American general and statesman, Roosevelt's Army Chief of Staff during World War II and author of the Marshall Plan which sustained eastern Europe after the war. Fine content T.L.S. as Secretary of State on official letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Pinehurst, NC, Jan. 14, 1949 to a lady in New York. In part: '...I appreciate your thought of me and your interest in my recovery. Mrs. Marshall and I are grateful for your good wishes and your blessing. Mail addressed to Mrs. [George S.] Patton at Green Meadows, South Hamilton, Massachusetts, will reach her...' Tiny marginal stain, else very good. Six days after writing this letter, Marshall would leave office. The Patton farm in Massachusetts remains in family hands, now growing cannabis (!).

Lot: 164 - GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.

GEORGE S. PATTON, JR. (1885-1945) ‘Old Blood and Guts' was one of the finest tank commanders in history, rolling his forces through Tunisia, Sicily, France and Germany until halted at the Rhine. Nice content war-date T.L.S. on 'United States Third Army' letterhead, 1p. 4to., [France], Sep. 5, 1944 to Mary Jane Krieger, a young lady in the U.S. with whom he corresponded often. Ever the charmer, Patton writes: 'My dear Mary Jane: Thanks very much for your letter with the photograph. It is very nice to know what the people who write to one look like, and I can assure you that your picture is as pleasing as your letters are...' At the time, Patton was in Lorraine but hamstrung by Ike's insistence on prioritizing supplies to Montgomery.

Lot: 165 - GEORGE S. PATTON, JR.

GEORGE S. PATTON, JR. (1885-1945) ‘Old Blood and Guts' was one of the finest tank commanders in history, rolling his forces through Tunisia, Sicily, France and Germany until halted at the Rhine. Fine content A.L.S. 'George S. Patton, Jr. ' on West Point '1909' letterhead denoting Patton's year of graduation, 4pp. 8vo., West Point, [n.d.], to his sister, Annie Wilson 'Nita' Patton. Very provocative and ribald content for a West Point cadet, reading in part: '...As a nigger would say we had a fine funeral yesterday. Some old fool of a general died and decided to be buried up here so we all went out and formed, and then the corpse failed to come for about an hour, during which time it rained hard. When he did get here there was about a foot of mud on the road through which we swam. I was in the last rank and about fifteen subbies passed me sticking in the mud. (The subbies were in the mud too). We got to the cemetery at last and shot over the grave but the last volley was poor...a week ago at Sunday Parade it was very cold and a lot of girls who had been to the hop were at parade wearing cadet coats. When it was about half over the Com[mandant of Cadets] noticed the coats and sent a soldier, who collected them and carried them to barracks while the cadets cussed to themselves. As soon as the companies were dismissed some fool cadets got a lot more coats and took them out and one of these also expressed his opinion of the Com. in a very loud and foolish way with a result that he was busted and is now in the can. I was fortunate in not knowing anyone so did not feel ashamed. That night a delegation of cadets called on the Com. and asked why he had done it. He said that he believed it his duty but as they were mad he said he would write a letter to every girl himself and explain it...I tried my new suit yesterday and it looks very well but the trousers are very small at the bottom. Is that the style?...' Fine condition. Patton's use of unacceptable racial terms should be of little surprise to those familiar with his personality. During World War I, Nita would be engaged to Gen. John Pershing, but the engagement ended because of their separation during Pershing's time in France.

Lot: 166 - GERHARD KONOPKA

GERHARD KONOPKA (1911 - 1997) German ‘Grossdeutschland' regiment commander who fought from Poland and France, through the Russian campaigns and Stalingrad to the Battle of Berlin. A Willrich postcard of Konopka in uniform, 4 x 5 ¾ in. b/w, signed at bottom in blue ink. Very good.

Lot: 167 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II ACES

GERMAN WORLD WAR II ACES Signatures of four acclaimed Luftwaffe aces accomplished on a British commemorative cover honoring the ‘RAFA Goodwood Air Display, 25 Aug 1975' and showing Spitfires in flight. Signed by: ADOLF GALLAND, ERICH HARTMANN, GERD BARKHORN and one other not identified. Fine condition.

Lot: 168 - GOTTFRIED BARTON

GOTTFRIED BARTON (1885-1977) Major General in the Wehrmacht, distinguishing himself during World War I for his counterattack during the battle of Okna, for which he was awarded a Knight's Cross of the Military Order of Maria Theresa. Also as Colonel in World War II, serving the Fuhrerreserve. Partly-printed war-date D.S. ‘Barton' 1p. 8vo., Sept. 1, 1942, awarding Corporal Ludwig Lipps the War Merit Cross, Second Class with Swords. Central fold and slight offsetting and wrinkling, otherwise very good. WITH: a second document awarding Lipps the Wound Badge, 1940.

Lot: 169 - GOTTLOB BERGER

GOTTLOB BERGER (1896 - 1975) SS Obergruppenfuhrer, Chief of Staff for the Waffen-SS and head of the SS Main Office, tried for POW death marches and convicted in 1949 for his role in the genocide of European Jews and sentenced to 25 years in prison. His sentence was mitigated by the fact that he aided prominent prisoners to escape. Good content A.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Gerstetten, July 30, 1971, in German. Excellent content on the SS, in part: '...My dear van Mastrigt, I have not read Greeler's book - books which try to be historically accurate or, at least, of some value, cannot be written, as long as only part of the files have been released by the Americans. It is not true that we [the SS] were poorly represented in the working class sectors. Just in the Armed SS, some 70% came from the worker, smallholder and handicraft sectors. The position at the Feldherrnhalle in 1923 is anyway not significant. It is also true that, after 1933, many sections of the steady middle classes crowded into the ordinary SS! And further, that in the Waffen-SS, at the beginning anyway, there were only workers and smallholders. Rohr's book is to a large degree accurate - at least, so far as I could judge. Dr. Klientmann's book is not worth reading - I realize how people can be taken in by so many clumsy falsehoods. Whether in the Waffen-SS it was a matter of 2 people only, or whether anyone was connected with the 20.7.1944 [Bomb Plot], I cannot say definitely. The head of the criminal police at the Reich Security HQ - [SS-Gruppenfuhrer Arthur] Nebe - was in it. He's certainly indisputable! He was seized and shot in Jan./Feb.1945. I no longer know anyone who wore the diamonds; my friends have joined the great army...' Fine condition.

Lot: 170 - ‘THE GREAT ESCAPE’

‘THE GREAT ESCAPE' Three items signed by participants of the ‘Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III, includes two commemorative covers of Sachsenhausen, signed by leader B. A. JONES, and a 6 x 4 in. reprint of the camp, signed by KEN REES. Fine.

Lot: 171 - GUNTER GOEBEL

GUNTER GOEBEL (1917 - 1993) German military officer and Knights Cross recipient for his gallantry in attacking a Soviet airfield, destroying aircraft, and capturing an army-level depot. S.P., 4 x 6 in. b/w, a chest, up portrait signed postwar in black ink. Fine.

Lot: 172 - GUNTHER RALL

GUNTHER RALL (1918-2009) German fighter pilot during World War II and the third most successful fighter ace in history of aerial warfare. He claimed all of his victories in the Bf 109. Signed book, his biography ‘Gunther Rall: A Memoir' by Jill Amadio (Santa Ana: Tangmere, 2002), First Edition, 422pp. hardbound 8vo., signed in pencil on the first free endpaper, adding in pencil limitation number 14/1000. With dustjacket and housed in a green slipcase. Very fine.

Lot: 173 - GUNTHER RALL AND GERHARD BARKHORN

GUNTHER RALL AND GERHARD BARKHORN (1918 - 2009) German fighter pilot and third highest ace with 275 aerial victories. S.P. 8 x 10 in. b/w, a composite photo showing Rall and his aircraft, signed at top. Fine. WITH: GUNTHER BARKHORN (1919-1983) Luftwaffe fighter pilot, the most successful ace after Erich Hartmann and the only to ever exceed 300 aerial victories. S.P. 11.5 x 8 in. b/w, a reprint of a vintage image showing Barkhorn's Focke-Wulf 190 in flight, boldly signed. Two pieces.

Lot: 174 - GUSTAV KASTNER-KURDORF

GUSTAV KASTNER-KURDORF (1881 - 1945) German Luftwaffe general and aviator, head of flight readiness in the Ministry of Aviation and after 1939 was head of the staff-office of the Luftwaffe. Committed suicide at the end of the war. Rare war-date T.L.S. signed in purple indelible pencil, 1p. legal folio, Berlin, Apr. 7, 1941, to Generalmajor Dr. [Gunther] Ziegler, mentions requirements for obtaining a passport. File holes, evenly toned, two tiny chips at top margin, else fine.

Lot: 175 - HANS BAUR

HANS BAUR (1887-1993) German Luftwaffe pilot, private pilot to Adolf Hitler. S.P. 6 x 4.25 in. b/w, a reproduction of a vintage image showing Hitler and team, including Goring, standing in front of a plane during his election flight of 1932. Boldly signed at top right, matted and ready to frame.

Lot: 176 - HANS BAUR

HANS BAUR (1897 - 1993) German Luftwaffe pilot, private pilot to Adolf Hitler. S.P. 3.5 x 5. in. b/w, an image of Baur in uniform standing beside Adolf Hitler, signed in the white bottom margin. Additionally annotated and signed on verso adding date 1985. With the original transmittal cover, addressed in his hand. Fine.

Lot: 177 - HANS-ULRICH RUDEL

HANS-ULRICH RUDEL (1916-1982) Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II, the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. Rudel was the only person to be awarded the Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, boldly inscribed and signed at bottom adding date. Fine.

Lot: 178 - HANS FREIHERR VON BOINEBURG

HANS FREIHERR VON BOINEBURG (1889 - 1980) German general in the Wehrmacht, commander of the 4th and 23rd Panzer Divisions and a recipient of the Knight's Cross. He was an undetected participant in the July 20 plot to kill Adolf Hitler. Partly-printed, war-date D.S. 1p. 8vo., June 14, 1942, an award of the Assault Badge to Corporal Wilhelm Schroth of Panzer Artillery Division 5, 128th Regiment. Boldly signed. Weakened vertical fold at middle, slight tear to top edge, file holes to left edge, still good.

Lot: 179 - HANS HUBE

HANS HUBE (1890 - 1944) 'The Man', Nazi one-armed Panzer general who fought in Poland and Ukraine, flown out of Stalingrad at the last minute to receive Swords for his Knight's Cross, died in a plane crash. Partly-printed partial D.S. as commander of the 16th Panzer Division, 2pp. 4to., [Russia], Nov. 22, 1941, a list of ten men to be awarded the War Merit Cross, 2nd Class with Swords, presumably for their heroism during the initial attacks in Barbarossa. Marginal file holes, light toning, else very good and bearing a large signature in blue indelible pencil. Sold with a period Binz postcard photo.

Lot: 180 - HANS LAMMERS

HANS LAMMERS (1879 - 1962) Minister and Chief of the Reich Chancellery, ordered arrested by Hitler in the final days, and ultimately sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for war crimes. Very large and bold signature in black ink on a 5.5 x 4.25 in. sheet cut irregularly from the conclusion of a letter, executed above his title and beneath the slogan ‘Heil Hitler!'. Shows a minute chip at bottom right and few spots of foxing, else very good. Sold with an unused envelope for secret correspondence, marked ‘Der Reichsminister und Chef der Reichskanzlei', showing slight wear to the edges. Very good.

Lot: 181 - HANS RUDEL

HANS RUDEL (1916-1982) Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II, the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. Rudel was the only person to be awarded the Knight's Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. Bold signature in gold ink on a small card, handsomely presented with a reproduction of the Iron Cross with Swords and Diamonds and a biographical plaque, and matted in blue and red. Ideal for framing, in fine condition

Lot: 182 - HANS SEIDEMANN

HANS SEIDEMANN (1901 - 1967) Luftwaffe general and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Seidemann trained as a Luftwaffe pilot at a secret training facility in Lipetsk, Soviet Union. He later commanded Fliegerfuhrer Afrika and VIII. Fliegerkorps on the Eastern Front. T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Dusseldorf, Sept. 6, 1961, in German to an American researcher, in part: ‘...If you want to ask me questions, I suspect that it will be about things of war history. I would be happy to assist you…'. Fine.

Lot: 183 - HANS VAN DER MOSEL

HANS VAN DER MOSEL (1898 - 1969) German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II, a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Mosel surrendered to American forces on 19 September 1944 after the fall of Brest which he commanded through a one-month siege. T.L.S. on air mail letterhead, 1p. legal folio, Nienburg, Jan. 18, 1962, to an American fan sending a photo (not included), and adding: '...it is not nice. It is copied from the original because only a few pictures from that time could be saved by my family when [Germany] collapsed...almost all the documents I owned are no longer available...The Red Army cleared out the apartment and my family fled to West Germany while I was a prisoner of war [in the U.S.]...' Two tiny holograph emendations, otherwise fine.

Lot: 184 - HANS FRITZSCHE

HANS FRITZSCHE (1900 - 1953) Radio propaganda chief in Joseph Goebbels' propaganda ministry. Delivered regular radio broadcasts with the familiar opening ‘Hier spricht Hans Fritzsche!', making him one of the best-known commentators in Nazi Germany. A.D.S. 'Fritzsche' in block letters at top, 1p. 12mo., ‘Cell 30', [Nuremberg], Aug. 20, 1946 asking permission of his guards to speak privately with fellow defendants Julius Streicher and Wilhelm Frick. At the bottom, a guard has written ‘OK' and initialed the request. One fold, the signature at the bottom slightly trimmed, else very good.

Lot: 185 - HANS WAGNER

HANS WAGNER (1896 – 1967) German general who commanded the 269th Infantry Division. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross. War-date D.S., 1p. 4to., a sports competition award given in occupied Norway, most likely to one of the men in his command. Very good.

Lot: 186 - HANS-ADOLF PRUTZMANN

HANS-ADOLF PRUTZMANN (1901 - 1945) Higher SS and Police Leader in the Ukraine, where he oversaw the activities of the Einsatzgruppen detachments that perpetrated The Holocaust in the Baltic States. Commander-in-Cheif of Croatia and an organizer of the fanatical Nazi 'Werewolf' bands, committed suicide after his capture. Signature as SS-Gruppenfuhrer with official hand stamp on a 5 x 2 in. slip cut from a document, mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 187 - HANS-ERICH VOSS

HANS-ERICH VOSS (1897 - 1969) German Vice Admiral and one of the final occupants of the Fuhrerbunker during the battle of Berlin in 1945, among the last people to see both Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels before their suicides. T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Berchtesgaden, Sept. 12, 1959, to an American researcher regarding a transaction, sending a check, and mentioning ‘…I don't know the address of the Linge you are asking about. I heard once that he lives in England…'. Very good.

Lot: 188 - HANS-GEORG HILDEBRANDT

HANS-GEORG HILDEBRANDT (1896-1967) German general, commander of the 21st Panzer Division in North Africa and the 715th Infantry Division in Italy, held in British captivity for over two years until his release in 1947. Fine content, war-date T.L.S. as Major General, 3pp. legal folio, 'Fieldpost 40039', Jan. 29, 1944, to General Rudolf Schmidt. In part: '...The past year, with its successes up to

Lot: 189 - HANS-JOACHIM MARSEILLE

HANS-JOACHIM MARSEILLE (1920 - 1942) German ace serving principally in North Africa, he had 158 kills in 482 sorties. Marseille was awarded a Knights Cross with Diamonds, and was rated by Galland as the war's best pilot. He was killed bringing in his crippled Me-109. War-date D.S., 1p. 8 x 4 in., [North Africa], June 7, 1942, a receipt for the delivery of tropical helmets, tents, goggles, flight vests, etc., signed at bottom in blue ink. Ragged left margin with file holes, else very good.

Lot: 190 - HANS-JURGEN STRUMPFF

HANS-JURGEN STRUMPFF (1889 – 1968) German Luftwaffe general, commanded Luftflotte 5, with which he took part in the Battle of Britain, and was one of the signatories to Germany's unconditional surrender. Partly-printed war-date D.S., 1p. legal folio, Berlin, Apr. 5, 1937, promotion of Rudolf Lenzner to rank of 'Flugzeugfuhrer' (lead pilot) in the Luftwaffe. With two photos of the pilot. Fold splits repaired on verso, file holes at left, good to very good. We know that a Ju-88 piloted by Lenzner crashed on Malta on Apr. 29, 1941 while the island was under siege, but whether he survived is unknown.

Lot: 191 - HARTMANN LAUTERBACHER

HARTMANN LAUTERBACHER (1909 - 1988) Gauleiter of South Hanover-Braunschweig and an SS Gruppenführer, he later developed ratlines that helped Nazis escape Europe. Rare S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w by Hoffmann, a chest, up pose in uniform, boldly signed across the image. Fine.

Lot: 192 - HASSO VON MANTEUFFEL

HASSO VON MANTEUFFEL (1897-1978) Commander of the 5th Panzer Army which spearheaded the ill-fated Ardennes offensive of January 1945. After vainly requesting more help from a vacillating Hitler, he spoke despairingly of 'a corporal's war'. S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. color, a reproduction of a vintage image, signed across middle. Contrast fair, else very good.

Lot: 193 - HEINRICH 'PRITZL' BAR

HEINRICH 'PRITZL' BAR (1913 – 1957) Luftwaffe ace who served throughout World War II in Europe. Bar flew more than1,000 combat missions, and fought in the Western, Eastern and Mediterranean theaters. On 18 occasions he survived being shot down, and he claimed to have shot down 228 enemy aircraft and was credited with 208 aerial victories. S.P., 4 x 6 in. b/w, a chest, up pose signed at bottom with fair contrast. Very good.

Lot: 194 - HEINRICH EHRLER

HEINRICH EHRLER (1917-1945) Luftwaffe fighter ace credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in over 400 combat missions, for which he was awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Eastern Front, with nine over the Western Front which included eight in the Messerschmitt Me 262. Court-martialed for failure to attack the British bombers that sank the Tirpitz, he was demoted and imprisoned. Returned to duty, his last transmission was: 'Theo, I have run out of ammunition. I'm going to ram this one. Good bye. We'll see each other in Valhalla'. He then rammed the B-24 bomber 'Trouble in Mind,' destroying both aircraft and killing himself. Rare war-date S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 b/w, a Hoffmann portrait of Ehrler with his Oak Leaves, signed at bottom adding rank. Fine condition.

Lot: 195 - HEINRICH GOTTFRIED VON VIETINGHOFF

HEINRICH GOTTFRIED VON VIETINGHOFF (1887 - 1952) German general and a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Vietinghoff commanded the 5th Panzer Division and took part in the invasion of Poland, led the German XLVI Panzer Corps in the invasion of Yugoslavia and in Barbarossa, and served as the supreme German commander in Italy. Bold signature and rank on an oblong 8vo. sheet, Sept. 9, 1945, confirming that this is his ‘proper' signature during his imprisonment by the Allies. Very good.

Lot: 196 - HEINRICH HIMMLER SIGNED SCULPTURE PORTFOLIO

HEINRICH HIMMLER SIGNED SCULPTURE PORTFOLIO HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900 - 1945) Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremburg. Superb set of 20 oversized art prints in a portfolio, signed by Himmler. The portfolio is entitled: '20 Sculptures From the Greater German Art Exhibition 1941 in the House of German Art in Munich', issued by Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann, Munich. Twenty photographic prints with titles from the exhibition are contained within the 16 x 20.5 in. portfolio, which bears four flaps, the uppermost signed and dated in green indelible pencil by Himmler: 'H. Himmler 7.X.1942'. The reproduced artworks within, each 16 x 20 in. overall, include a bust of Hitler by Hans Schwegerle, as well as busts and sculptures of an NSDAP emblem, German soldier, Adolf Wagner, etc., some of the works by Thorak, Breker, and other 'approved' artists. The prints themselves are fine, the cloth and paper joints on the portfolio covers bear some scattered wear and tears and covers bear a few spots.

Lot: 197 - HEINRICH HIMMLER SIGNED ART PORTFOLIO

HEINRICH HIMMLER SIGNED ART PORTFOLIO HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900 - 1945) Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremburg. Superb set of 20 oversized art prints in a portfolio, signed by Himmler. The portfolio is entitled: '20 Paintings From the Greater German Art Exhibition 1941 in the House of German Art in Munich', issued by Verlag Heinrich Hoffmann, Munich. Twenty full-color prints with titles from the exhibition are contained withing the 16 x 20.5 in. portfolio, which bears four flaps, the uppermost signed and dated in green indelible pencil by Himmler: 'H. Himmler 7.X.1942.'. The reproduced artworks within, each 16 x 20 in. overall, include eight military-themed pieces, two picturing Hitler, others showing Panzer troops, a U-boat, men representing the various branches of the Wehrmacht, etc. The prints themselves are fine, the cloth and paper joints on the portfolio covers bear some scattered wear and tears and covers bear a few spots.

Lot: 198 - HEINRICH HIMMLER

HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900-1945) Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremburg. Partly-printed D.S., 4pp. 4to., Berlin, July 27, 1944, the promotion of Karl Heinz Sobotta to the rank of Major in the SS. The document also spells out Sobota's service history with the army, reserves, and police, schooling, and other biographical information. Sobota would later be awarded a German Cross in Gold. File holes, else fine.

Lot: 199 - HEINRICH HIMMLER

HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900-1945) Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremburg. T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Berlin, Oct. 9, 1945, on his Reichsfuhrer SS letterhead to ‘Frau Wolff', the wife of SS-General Karl Wolff (1906-1975), thanking her for the birthday cake and adding that ‘it was very good…'. Boldly signed adding holograph closing, very good.

Lot: 200 - HEINRICH HIMMLER

HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900 - 1945) Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremburg. Fine partly-printed D.S. 1p. folio, ‘Fuhrer-Hauptquartier', Dec. 9, 1941, a promotion of Ewald von Wedel to Major of Polizei. Bearing a printed signature of Adolf Hitler, with Himmler authentically signing at bottom right. This document was signed just two days after Pearl Harbor, and thus two days before Hitler declared war on the United States. Very light damp staining to edges, a slight fold at bottom margin, otherwise very good.

Lot: 201 - HEINRICH HIMMLER AND FRIEDRICH JECKELN

HEINRICH HIMMLER AND FRIEDRICH JECKELN Pair of signatures on a 4.25 x 2.5 in. slip cut from a document, includes pencil initials 'H H' of HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900-1945), Hitler's Chief of the Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps, who notes: 'Ja' in approval and adds the date '4.XII.31', also bearing above on the same sheet a bold ink signature as SS-Oberfuhrer of FRIEDRICH JECKELN (1895-1946), SS leader in the Soviet Union, personally responsible for ordering the deaths of 100,000 Jews and other 'undesirables'. Sentenced to death and hung at Riga. Lightly mounted to a sheet bearing photo portraits of both men. Fine.

Lot: 202 - HEINRICH HIMMLER

HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900 - 1945) Hitler's Chief of the SS and Gestapo placed in charge of security and responsible for the construction and operation of extermination camps. He chose suicide rather than face a hangman's noose at Nuremberg. His hand-signed initials 'H H' on a slip of paper, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of the October 11, 1943 Time magazine cover, featuring Himmler's image above two crossed bones. Fine.

Lot: 203 - HEINRICH JURS

HEINRICH JURS (1897 - 1945) SS group leader, lieutenant general of the police, best known as the division commander of the 29th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS 'RONA', commissioned to reorganize it within the German protection zone and to manage its operations in central Slovakia. KIA during the fighting over the Fernpass. Cut signature bearing an SS ink stamp at the left, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of Jurs in uniform. Fine.

Lot: 204 - HEINRICH KARL FRICKE

HEINRICH KARL FRICKE (1884-1945) Also known as Enrique Carlos Fricke, a German spy serving as German consul in Cartagena from 1924 to his death. T.L.S., 1p. 8vo., Munich, Mar. 9, 1938, a postcard sent to a Col. Prieser. In part: ‘...thanks for the kind lines, from which I see with sadness that you are resigning from the chairmanship...Hopefully you will now enjoy the rest of your life in peace and quiet and look forward to the further expansion of our fatherland...Mr. v. Schobert and I fought together at Vimy...'. A bit soiled throughout, not affecting the signature. Fricke had a network of spies in World War I, Spanish Civil War, and World War II, using a German school as his front. In 1937 he was expelled from Spain, but not before he managed to issue a report on the movements and plans of the Republican Navy and merchant fleet, exposing possible dams for the Kriegsmarine and placing Cartagena and its naval base as targets for aerial bombardments. This dossier resulted in the sinking of the Republican submarine C-3 by the Germans in December 1936, claiming 44 victims among a crew mostly from Cartagena.

Lot: 205 - HEINZ GUDERIAN

HEINZ GUDERIAN (1888 - 1954) German general and Hitler's Army Chief of Staff, the inventor of the blitzkrieg" who commanded Panzers in Poland and France, and the Russian campaign. Excellent S.P., 4 x 5.76 in color, a printed war-date Willrich rendering of Guderian in uniform, boldly signed at bottom in blue ink. Fine.

Lot: 206 - HEINZ GUDERIAN

HEINZ GUDERIAN (1914 - 2004) German Major General and Inspector of Panzer Troops in the West German Bundeswehr and NATO, Knight's Cross recipient, and son of World War II General Heinz Guderian. Three items: S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, signed across bottom with fair contrast. WITH: an A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Feb. 23, 1986, sending the photograph, along with the original transmittal cover, also signed. Very good condition.

Lot: 207 - HEINZ HARMEL

HEINZ HARMEL (1906 - 2000) Commander of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg, took part in the opposition of ‘Operation Market Garden', and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Two pieces: S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, signed across middle. Contrast just good. WITH: a T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Krefeld, Aug. 5, 1984, sending the image. With transmittal cover. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 208 - HELLMUTH REYMANN

HELLMUTH REYMANN (1892 - 1988) German lieutenant general, he suffered massive troop losses in the Courland Pocket. Most remembered as one of the last defenders of Berlin, he signed over 2,000 passes for high-level Nazis who sought to flee the city, describing them as 'armchair warriors'. Lot of seven A.Ls.S. in German, varying sizes, pages, and locations, 1970s-80s, untranslated. Accompanied by a hand addressed mailing envelope and an unsigned photograph. Nine items.

Lot: 209 - HELLMUTH VON PANNWITZ

HELLMUTH VON PANNWITZ (1898 – 1947) German lieutenant general, a cavalry officer in both world wars and Supreme Ataman of the XV SS Cossack Cavalry Corps, a recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. He was executed in Moscow for war crimes in 1947. ‘Supreme Ataman' was the highest rank in the Cossack hierarchy and one that was traditionally reserved for the Tsar alone. Very rare war-date partly-printed D.S. ‘v. Pannwitz' 1p. 4to., Nadnevak, Apr. 20, 1944, awarding Sergeant Stefan Bock the [Croatian] Bronze Medal for Bravery for: ‘…having distinguished himself through his particular bravery and daring during the squadron's deployment near Precno, Mar. 29, 1944…'. Fold at top left corner, light wrinkling, else very good and boldly signed in purple indelible ink.

Lot: 210 - HELMUT THUMM

HELMUT THUMM (1895-1977) Wehrmacht general, relieved of his command of the LXIV Army Corps on 20 January 1945 after pulling Hitler Youth teenagers out of the front lines against orders from above. S.P. 4 x 5.75 in. b/w, a bust portrait of Thumm in uniform, signed in black ink beneath the image, adding his rank ‘General d. Inf.' In fine condition, includes original transmittal envelope, addressed in his hand.

Lot: 211 - HELMUTH WEIDLING

HELMUTH WEIDLING (1891-1955) German general, a recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds and the last commander of the Berlin Defense Area. Partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], Feb. 13, 1942, an award certificate granting the War Merit Cross, Second Class with Swords to ‘Feldwebel' Gerd Bohnsack of 10./Inf.-Rgt. 167'. Weidling signs at the conclusion in blue ink as major-general commanding the 86th Infantry Division. Shows a horizontal fold, file holes at left edge and a few faint spots of soiling at lower right, else very good. The document is matted in red along with a brass identifying plaque, two photographs of Weidling, a b/w photo of a soldier, presumably Gerd Bohnsack, with his family, and a second partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., 'In the Field', Feb. 28, 1942, granting Bohnsack the Wound Badge in Black, signed at the conclusion by a captain. File holes at left, central fold, overall very good. All of the above are mounted in a silver frame, total size 17 x 21 in. An attractive presentation, not examined out of frame.

Lot: 212 - HENRY 'HAP' ARNOLD

HENRY 'HAP' ARNOLD (1886 - 1950) American general, commander of the Army Air Force through most of World War II, responsible for instituting the daylight bombing raids on Germany. Signed and inscribed book, Arnold's 'Global Mission' (New York: Harper & Brothers), 1949. First edition, 626pp. 8vo., his history of the development of U.S. military air power. He signs: 'H H Arnold' in blue ink on the front flyleaf, following his inscription: 'With best wishes for some interesting reading about the build up of our Air Force'. Very good to fine condition, lacking d/j.

Lot: 213 - HERMANN ESSER, JAKOB SPRENGER, FRANZ XAVER SCHWARZ, AND OTHER EARLY NAZIS

Album page, 7 1/2" x 9 3/4", signed on both sides by about 17 individuals, many unidentified. Includes: HERMANN ESSER, JAKOB SPRENGER, FRANZ XAVER SCHWARZ, and a number of S.A. officers. Fine.

Lot: 214 - HERMANN FEGELEIN AND KURT DALUEGE

HERMANN FEGELEIN AND KURT DALUEGE HERMANN FEGELEIN (1906 - 1945) Nazi military leader and SS-Gruppenfuhrer, a Knight's Cross winner with Oak Leaves. Fegelein married Eva Braun's sister and served as a liaison between Hitler and Himmler, but in the closing days of the war he was caught attempting to flee and was summarily executed. Great association T.L.S. on his ‘Der Kommandeur der SS-Hauptreitschule' letterhead, 1p. 4to., Munich, April 20, 1938 (Hitler's birthday), to KURT DALUEGE (1897-1946), Chief of Security Police in SD central office, appointed SS-Oberstgruppenfuehrer (1942), succeeded Heydrich as Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Hanged by the Czechs in 1946. In full: ‘Dear Obergruppenfuhrer! Enclosed I am sending a small advertising album from the SS Main Riding School. I obediently ask if I can remind you to visit the school. Heil Hitler!'. Daluege adds a three line notation and his initials at top, boldly signed by Fegelein at the conclusion. A paperclip imprint at the top left corner, else fine.

Lot: 215 - HERMANN GORING

HERMANN GORING (1893-1946) German politician who began his career as an ace in World War I, rose to become Hitler's right-hand man and head of the Luftwaffe, finally captured and committed suicide on the eve of his execution. Fine S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a Hoffmann image of Goring as 'General de Flieger' and showing him in uniform from the waist, up, signed with blue ink across his chest. Fine condition.

Lot: 216 - HERMANN GORING

HERMANN GORING (1893 - 1946) German politician who began his career as an ace in World War I, rose to become Hitler's right-hand man and head of the Luftwaffe, finally captured and committed suicide on the eve of his execution. Very fine and early S.P. 'Hermann Goring Reichsmarshall', 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, an uncommon left-side bust portrait in uniform, boldly signed. Very fine condition.

Lot: 217 - HJALMAR SCHACHT

HJALMAR SCHACHT (1877 - 1970) German financier and banker who engineered the rearmament of Germany. Broke with Hitler and joined the resistance when Germany went to war. Acquitted at Nuremberg. Excellent A.Q.S. penned on an oblong 8vo. sheet while a prisoner at Nuremberg, 1946, in German. In full: ‘No strength but the moral one is of any value. Hjalmar Schacht Nurnberg 1946'. Fine.

Lot: 218 - HUGH DOWDING

HUGH DOWDING (1882 - 1970) Royal Air Force officer. Dowding was Air Officer Commanding RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, and is generally credited with playing a crucial role in Britain's defense, and hence, the defeat of Hitler's plan to invade Britain. He was unwillingly replaced in November 1940. Rare A.L.S. with excellent association, 2pp. sm. 12mo., Wimbledon, Dec. 13, 1958, a friendly letter to 'Lord Beavenbrook', MAX AITKEN, 1ST BARON BEAVERBROOK, Churchill's Minister of Aircraft Production and owner of the highly-influential 'Daily Express'. He thanks Beaverbrook for sending a check, apparently intended for his son Mark Dowding whom it seems had split with his spouse. He then mentions a cause that occupied his later years: '...I have started a campaign to bring pressure on the Government to appoint a commission to enquire into the present state of the law governing experiments causing pain to living animals...[it is] badly needed...I have called the campaign 'Votes for Animals'...I have got about 15,000 pledges...' He mentions his wife's diagnosis of cancer, and the fact that his son has become 'an apparently hopeless alcoholic with bad duodenal ulcers...he underwent a drastic 'cure' which was entirely successful, and he is now entirely T.T...' Marginal file holes cost some letters of text, light folds, else very good.

Lot: 219 - HUGO SPERRLE

(1885 - 1953) German field marshal of the Luftwaffe during World War II, captured by the Allies and charged with war crimes in the High Command Trial at the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials but was acquitted. T.L.S. on his letterhead as commander of Luftflotte 3, 1p. 4to., Munich, Mar. 14, 1939, sending his correspondent his photograph (not present). Folds through Sperrle's huge signature, else very good.

Lot: 220 - HUGO SPERRLE

HUGO SPERRLE (1885 - 1953) German field marshal of the Luftwaffe during World War II, captured by the Allies and charged with war crimes in the High Command Trial at the Subsequent Nuremberg Trials but was acquitted. War-date partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., 'Luftwaffe Headquarters', Apr. 1, 1943, the award of the Iron Cross, 2nd Class to a man in his command. Fine.

Lot: 221 - IVAN BAGRAMYAN

IVAN BAGRAMYAN (1897 - 1982) Soviet-Armenian military commander and Marshal of the Soviet Union, the first non-Slavic military officer to become a commander of a front. Partly printed D.S. in Russian, 2pp. 4to., [n.p.], 1947, largely untranslated but a military evaluation of the deputy commander the 30th Guards' Mechanical Division. Also signed by MAKAR TERYOKHIN (1896–1967), Soviet Army lieutenant general and a Hero of the Soviet Union. He commanded the 2nd Red Banner Army during the Soviet invasion of Manchuria during August and September 1945. Wear and toning to edges.

Lot: 222 - IWO JIMA

IWO JIMA A group of nine items signed by the heroes of Iwo Jima, in various formats (noted). Includes: GEORGE E. WAHLEN (two printed S.Ps. and A.N.S.), HERSCHEL WILLIAMS (A.N.S.), WILLIAM J. BRYAN (signed biographical sheet and A.N.S.), CARMINE ABATE (signed biographical sheet), and FRANKLIN E. SIGLER (printed S.P.). Fine condition.

Lot: 223 - JAMES E. ‘JOHNNIE’ JOHNSON

JAMES E. ‘JOHNNIE' JOHNSON (1915-2001) Royal Air Force officer of World War II, whose 34 victories made him the most successful Allied flying ace against the Luftwaffe. Signed print, 11.5 x 4 in. (sight), a handsome limited color depiction of Johnson's Spitfire IX EN398 in ascent, signed at bottom left in pencil. Additionally signed by artist MARK POSTLETHWAITE at right. Limitation #878/1000. Matted and set into a 15 x 25 in. black metal frame. Fine condition, ideal for display.

Lot: 224 - JAMES H. DOOLITTLE

JAMES H. DOOLITTLE (1896-1993) American aviation pioneer, commander of the Doolittle Raid against Tokyo. Fine S.P. 10 x 8 in. b/w, a contemporary reproduction of a vintage image showing Doolittle and his Raiders, boldly signed at top right. Handsomely matted and set into a 15 x 13 in. gilt frame. Fine condition.

Lot: 225 - JAMES H. DOOLITTLE

JAMES H. DOOLITTLE (1896 - 1993) American aviator and USAAF general who gained fame both as a racing pilot and as leader of the first air raid on Tokyo during World War II. I.S.P. 8 X 10 in. b/w, a classic image of Doolittle in uniform, boldly inscribed and signed at top right. Fine condition.

Lot: 226 - JAMES H. DOOLITTLE

JAMES H. DOOLITTLE (1896 - 1993) American aviator and USAAF general who gained fame both as a racing pilot and as leader of the first air raid on Tokyo during World War II. War-date commemorative postal cover, Sept. 2, 1945, signed 'J. H. Doolittle' across the face in light pencil. The cover bears the caption: 'They did it again This is V-J Day' with a cartoon of a 'Wanted' poster bearing a caricature of a Japanese soldier and reading: 'WANTED 1 Dead Jap or 1 Pound of Used Cooking Fat...' Very good.

Lot: 227 - JAMES L. BRADLEY

JAMES L. BRADLEY (1901-1957) American general, Chief of Staff of the 4th Army who later commanded the 96th Infantry Div. at Leyte and then in the protracted campaign to take Okinawa. A collector's edition of his book 'Flags of our Fathers' (Norwalk: Easton Press), 2000. 376pp. 8vo., boldly signed on the second free endpaper in bold blue marker. Handsomely bound in blue leather with gilt accents and gilt edging, fine.

Lot: 228 - 100TH BOMBER GROUP (16)

100TH BOMBER GROUP (16) A group of 16 pieces by members of the 100th Bomber Group, popularized by the television series 'Masters of the Air. Includes 15 S.P.s, various sizes, of: Captain OWEN ROANE (1921-2024), Pilot GEORGE W. MCLEOD (1921-2016), Lt. Col. JOHN BENNETT (d. 1993), Lt. Col. HENRY CROSBY (1919-2010), Major BUCK CLEVEN (1918-2006), Captain ED BLAKELEY (1919-2004), Lieutenant JAMES RASMUSEN, Lieutenant FRANK DUNST (1917-2014), Colonel JOHN GIBBONS (1920-2013), Captain JACK KIDD (1919-2013), and others, as well as a signed cover. Very good. The 100th Bomber Group, nicknamed 'The Bloody Hundredth', earned two Distinguished Unt Citations for their more than 300 combat missions, the last on April 20, 1945.

Lot: 229 - AMERICAN GENERALS, HEROES, AND ACES (65+)

AMERICAN GENERALS, HEROES, AND ACES (65+) A miscellaneous group of items signed by various American generals, MOH recipients, aces, etc. from various conflicts (most World War II), unresearched, including signatures, letters (some with good content), signed photographs, etc. Included is: PETE QUESADA, DICK ROSSI, GEORGE C. KENNEY, HOMER L. SANDERS, JOSE M. LOPEZ, WILLIAM H. MATHIS, W. H. ARNOLD, CHARLES W. LAWRENCE, JIM SHIRLEY, LAWRENCE PETTIT, ROBERT RUEGG, JOE ROSBERT, GUY BORDELON, RAYMOND BANK, DAVE DAVENPORT, DICK VLUG, ERIC EVENSON, CHRISTIAN SCHILT, CYRUS GLADEN, ROBERT DUNCAN, ROY W. EVANS (RAF), JAMES STARNES, DAVID MCNERNEY, BUCKY IRELAND, GEORGE W. PAINE, JESSE DROWLEY, HARRY HILL, DAVE SVEDEN, T. S. POWER, JOHN D. RYAN, J. HUNTER REINBERG, and many others. A few duplicates. Overall very good.

Lot: 230 - JOACHIM LEMELSEN

JOACHIM LEMELSEN (1888 – 1954) German general who rose to army-level command. During Operation Barbarossa, troops of his XLVII Motorized Corps executed the criminal 'Commissar Order', prompting Lemelsen to complain: 'Soon the Russians will get to hear about the countless corpses lying along the routes taken by our soldiers...The result will be that the enemy will hide in the woods and fields and continue to fight--and we shall lose countless comrades'. He fought at Dunkirk, Smolensk, Kiev, Kursk, and in Italy. Scarce war-date typed D.S. in indelible pencil, 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Aug. 15, 1942 to O.K.H. In part: '... I comment on the HPA's accusation that as a commanding general...I would not have been entitled to award the E.K. II to Generalleutnant Pflugradt, Kdr. 339. Infr. Div., as follows: The regulations stipulate that the award of E.K. to members of staffs from the Rgts.- etc. staff, ultimately to the upwards, may only be carried out by the OKH. It was not known until now, and in my opinion it cannot correspond to the meaning of this provision that a division commander is considered a member of his staff. The leader of the staff of an army corps or division is the chief of the general staff or the IA. To a certain extent, the Dieser Staff is a unit like any other unit in the division that belongs to the Div. Kdr. as troop commander. I therefore consider myself entitled to appoint one of the troop commanders under my command to the E.K., the awarding of the award to members of these staffs is reserved to the OKH. I ask that the HPA make a decision...' Marginal file and staple holes, a few small tears thereat as well, lightly toned, still very good.

Lot: 231 - JOACHIM RUMOHR

JOACHIM RUMOHR (1910 - 1945) German SS commander of the SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer who led the division during the fighting in Budapest. Rumohr was a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. He was seriously wounded during the attempt to break out from the city. Faced with surrender to the Red Army, Rumohr committed suicide on 11 February 1945. Scarce A.D.S. 1p. 4to., Wismar, July 17, 1935, appears to be regarding family business and mentioning a family member, addresses, a doctor and a guarantor. Boldly penned on graph paper. File holes to left margin, a small loss at top right corner costing a tiny bit of text, else very good.

Lot: 232 - JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP

JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP (1893 - 1946) Nazi foreign minister, the first of the Nuremberg defendants to hang on October 16, 1946. VON RIBBENTROP BECOMES A MEMBER OF THE SS Fine content and association A.L.S. 'Ribbentrop' on London hotel letterhead, 4pp. 8vo., London, June 27, 1933 to HEINRICH HIMMLER (1900-1945) Hitler's Chief of the SS and Gestapo. Von Ribbentropp displays his disdain for Himmler while accepting an honorary position in the SS. In part: 'My dear Herr Himmler, From Berlin I received the order from the Reichsfuhrung-SS accepting me with the rank of Standartenfuhrer. I was very happy to receive your acceptance into this fantastic formation which you created to which Germany owes so much, and I will always proudly wear its black honorary cloth. The beginning of next week I will be back in Berlin, and I hope that we see each other soon so that the freshly-made standartenfuhrer can present himself and his new honor...' This letter, by German standards rather disrespectful ('Herr Himmler') and dripping with sarcasm, is initialed by HEINRICH HIMMLER at top. File holes at left margin, else very good. 'Himmler's contempt for Ribbentrop's efficiency was...tempered by some sympathy in regard to his position [regarding class consciousness].' 'The SS'. Gerard Reitlinger. p. 114. Sold with a 6 x 8 in. press photo of von Ribbentrop en route to Buckingham Palace to present his diplomatic credentials.

Lot: 233 - JOACHIM VON STULPNAGEL

JOACHIM VON STULPNAGEL (1880 - 1968) German infantry general, until 1932 commanded 3. Division and commander of Wehrkreis III, Berlin. He then was involved in publishing the 'Berliner Borsenzeitung'. After the July 20 plot, he was arrested as 'politisch unzuverlassig' ('politically untrustworthy') and imprisoned in a concentration camp. T.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Oberaudorf, Oct. 9, 1959, to an American researcher, agreeing to answer questions and adding ‘...I would be very interested to know whether you know Mr. von Papen personally…'. Fine.

Lot: 234 - JOE FOSS

JOE FOSS (1915 - 2003) Leading fighter ace of the Marine Corps during World War II and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. Great limited edition print showing Foss fighting the ‘Zeros', signed at lower left in pencil and additionally signed by the artist William S. Phillips. Limitation 48/100. Presented within its original paper folder and in fine condition. Ideal for display.

Lot: 235 - JOHANN BECK

JOHANN BECK (1888 - 1967) German SS officer and concentration camp guard, deputy commander of Gusen Concentration Camp as a witness during the Nuremberg Trials. His blue ink signature, cut from a document, and pasted beneath his printed portrait on a 160gm 8.5 x 11 in. card. Closely-clipped, otherwise very good.

Lot: 236 - JOHANN LUDWIG GRAF SCHWERIN VON KROSIGK

JOHANN LUDWIG GRAF SCHWERIN VON KROSIGK (1887 - 1977) German jurist and senior government official, served during May 1945 as Leading Minister of the German Reich, the equivalent of a Chancellorship in the short-lived government of Reich President Karl Donitz. Tried and sentenced to ten years at Nuremberg Ministries Trials. S.P. 5 x 7 in. b/w, a formal chest, up portrait signed later in life. Signed on a darker part of the photo, contrast is just fair.

Lot: 237 - JOHANNES HOLZ

JOHANNES HOLZ (1906 - 1945) German general and Knight's Cross recipient. Killed in the retreat of 9. Armee during the Battle of Halbe. A.L.S. 'Hans' with his last name 'Holz' penned on the transmittal envelope included, 2pp. 8vo., Feb. 16, 1944 to his wife. In part: '...In the next days it will start up again...we will see how it will be this time. We will be all right...In the end it's been our business for three years...soon it will be Spring and the time of the tests and the hard life will be over...'. Fine.

Lot: 238 - JOSEF 'SEPP' DIETRICH

JOSEF 'SEPP' DIETRICH (1892 - 1966) German SS General, one of Nazi Germany's most decorated soldiers. Prior to 1929 he was Hitler's chauffeur and bodyguard but received rapid promotion after his participation in the Night of the Long Knives. Commanded 6th Panzer Army in the Battle of the Bulge. Sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the execution of American P.O.W.s during the offensive. Signature as SS-Gruppenfuhrer on a 5.5 x 2 in. slip cut from a letter or document, mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 239 - JOSEPH ‘SEPP’ DIETRICH

JOSEPH ‘SEPP' DIETRICH (1892 - 1966) German SS General, one of Nazi Germany's most decorated soldiers. Prior to 1929 he was Hitler's chauffeur and bodyguard but received rapid promotion after his participation in the Night of the Long Knives. Commanded the 6th Panzer Army in the Battle of the Bulge. Sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for the execution of American P.O.W.s during the offensive. Fine vintage S.P. 7 x 9 in. b/w, a side profile portrait, very boldly signed in black fountain ink at bottom left. Fine condition.

Lot: 240 - (JOSEF GOEBBELS) LA JANA

(JOSEF GOEBBELS) LA JANA (1905 - 1940) Austro-German dancer and actress from a Jewish family. She was widely rumored to have carried on an affair with Joseph Goebbels, though newspaper reports at the time indicated that that 'Hitler was seldom seen in public without La Jana'. Very rare S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a close-up portrait boldly signed on the face. Very good. In the winter of 1939/40, La Jana was engaged for a multi-city tour of Germany entertaining the troops, and soon she fell ill with bilateral pneumonia bringing about her death on 13 March 1940, aged 35.

Lot: 241 - JOSIAS ERBPRINZ VON WALDECK-PYRMONT

JOSIAS ERBPRINZ VON WALDECK-PYRMONT (1896 - 1967) Heir apparent the throne of the Principality of Waldeck and Pyrmont and a general in the SS. Convicted of war crimes for his supervisory role over Buchenwald. Scarce A.D.S. 1p. 12mo., [n.p., 1945], in pencil, one untranslated line of text, followed by his full signature and rank as ‘General der SS'. Mounted, very good.

Lot: 242 - KARL DONITZ

KARL DONITZ (1891 - 1980) German admiral who headed the U-Boat arm of the German Navy, later succeeded Hitler as Fuhrer after Hitler's suicide. Lot of two signed items, including: a signed birthday acknowledgement card and a T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 1p. oblong 8vo., Hamburg, Feb. 1, 1975, sending the address of Otto Kretschmer to an admirer. Both pieces are accompanied by their original envelopes. Fine.

Lot: 243 - KARL DONITZ

KARL DONITZ (1891 - 1980) German admiral who headed the U-Boat arm of the German Navy, later succeeded Hitler as Fuhrer after Hitler's suicide. Two items: an A.D.S. 1p. oblong 8vo., [n.p., n.d.], an inscribed and signed thank you note for birthday wishes. WITH: S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, boldly signed across bottom. One small scuff on verso, otherwise very good. Two pieces.

Lot: 244 - KARL KAUFMANN

KARL KAUFMANN (1900 - 1965) Nazi Gauleiter of Hamburg, founding member of the NSDAP, and the first Nazi leader to deport German Jews, in this instance to the Lodz Ghetto in Poland. A small sheet titled ‘Christmas 1941', boldly signed by Kaufmann at conclusion. Appears to have been detached from a multi-paged document, very good.

Lot: 245 - KARL KRIEBEL

KARL KRIEBEL (1888 - 1961) German general, a deputy member on the ‘Court of Military Honour', a drumhead court-martial that expelled many of the officers involved in the July 20 Plot from the Army before handing them over to the People's Court. T.L.S. on official letterhead, 1p. 4to., Munich, Feb. 28, 1944, in part: ‘...thank you for your birthday wishes and at the same time for the case of beer, and I will toast you when I enjoy it…'. Docketed by the gift-giver, an unknown gauleiter, at top: ‘Did the general not receive the case of beer?', with another docket at bottom indicates that the beer was indeed sent by a secretary, so the polite Kriebel apparently thanked the gauleiter for beer that must have been consumed while en route…! Marginal tears and wrinkles, two small stains near top, loss at top right concert, file holes, still good, and boldly signed.

Lot: 246 - KARL PFEFFER-WILDENBRUCH

KARL PFEFFER-WILDENBRUCH (1888 - 1971) General of the Waffen-SS, commanded the 4th SS Polizei Division, VI SS Army Corps and the IX SS Mountain Corps; awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Scarce vintage S.P. 2 x 2.5 in. b/w, a chest, up pose in uniform signed on verso and dated 1964. Along with two A.Ls.S. from his wife written in 1978 and stating that she had been besieged by collectors with requests for autographs and mementos, and states she had given away her late husband's award documents to a German police officer. Fine.

Lot: 247 - KARL TORLEY

KARL TORLEY (1914 - 1943) German military officer and recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. Torley was recognized for his gallant offensive and defensive actions against superior Soviet forces while leading a company of the Infanterie-Regiment (motorized) 60, 16. Infanterie-Division. Killed in action. Rare war-date S.P., 4 x 6 in. b/w, nicely signed at the lower-left. Fine.

Lot: 248 - KARL ULLRICH

KARL ULLRICH (1910 - 1996) Last commander of the SS Division Wiking in the Waffen-SS, recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. After the war, he authored an account of the SS Division Totenkopf. Two signed items, includes: good association T.L.S. in German on personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Bad Reichenhall, Germany, June 10, 1989, sending signed prints. Ullrich also writes about two prominent SS soldiers, Sepp Dietrich and Joachim Peiper, in part:'...The first broadcast on March 15th, 1989 included the picture of Jochen Peiper. I was at war school with him. We were friends until his death. He was murdered by the French after the war. Sepp Dietrich was a fatherly friend to me until his death…'. Ullrich signs at the conclusion in black ink which exhibits some skipping and lightness in areas. Original mailing folds, light pencil translations above some of the text, else very good. WITH: I.S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. glossy b/w reproduction of a war-time image showing Ullrich receiving the Knight's Cross from Adolf Hitler. Signed on the reverse with blue ink, adding that the photo was taken at Fuhrer Headquarters on July 29, 1944 and that he was the 480th soldier to receive the Oak Leaves. Two pieces.

Lot: 249 - LENI RIEFENSTAHL

LENI RIEFENSTAHL (1902 - 2003) German film director, an intimate friend of Hitler who filmed the propaganda classic, 'Triumph of the Will.' I.S.P., a picture postcard showing her in one of her film roles, inscribed and signed in the white bottom margin, 1975. Fine.

Lot: 250 - KARL WEISENBERGER

KARL WEISENBERGER (1890 – 1952) German general, commander of 71. Infanterie-Division and a recipient of the Knight's Cross. T.L.S. to a German student on a Feldpost postcard, [n.p.], Nov. 21, 1941, in part: ‘…Loyalty, courage, obedience and readiness help make a young soldier a whole man...'. With three original candid photographs showing Weisenberger awarding medals to members of his troops. Fine.

Lot: 251 - KARL-WILHELM SPECHT

KARL-WILHELM SPECHT (1894-1953) Wehrmacht infantry general, recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Served on the 'Court of Military Honor' which tried officers suspected of involvement in the July 20th assassination plot against Hitler. Probable war-date S.P., 3.25 x 3.25 in. b/w, a close-up profile in uniform, boldly signed. Mounted, fine.

Lot: 252 - KARL-WILHELM VON SCHLIEBEN

KARL-WILHELM VON SCHLIEBEN (1894 – 1964) German general, regimental commander with the 1st Panzer Division during the Battle of France in 1940. He then served as a brigade commander with the 4th Panzer Division on the Eastern Front from June 1942. He later commanded the 709th Static Infantry Division, based in Normandy, which soon became trapped in the Cotentin Peninsula. On 23 June 1944, Schlieben was appointed commandant of 'Fortress Cherbourg'. Three days later, von Schlieben and over 800 other troops surrendered to Major General Manton S. Eddy. Scarce S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a postcard photo showing him in the field in full uniform signed on verso adding rank, date of the award of his Knights Cross, and dated Apr. 28, 1958. Fine.

Lot: 253 - KNIGHTS CROSS RECIPIENTS (15)

KNIGHTS CROSS RECIPIENTS (15) Lot of fifteen items signed by Knights Cross recipients in various formats such as S.P.s, A.L.S.s, and signed cards, almost all with original envelopes. Signers include: GERHARD BARKHORN, HELLMUTH REYMANN, WILHELM ANTRUP, EDGAR PETERSEN (2), WALTER STORP (3), FREIHERR EGON VON SCHLIPPENBACH (2), HERMANN SCHMIDT (2), ROBERT KOWALEWSKI (2), and BERNHARD ROGGE. Fifteen pieces, very good.

Lot: 254 - KNIGHTS CROSS RECIPIENTS (4)

Good lot of four signed items by Knights Cross recipients, including OTTO GESSLER, HANS VON SEECKT, AUGUST SCHMIDT, CARL FINK, and GUNTHER BLUMENTRITT. Von Seeckt and Gessler sign a rare, good association D.S., 1p. 4to., Berlin, Feb. 10, 1926. Schmidt inscribes and signs the book: ‘The Traveller Between Both Worlds' by Walter Flez. Fink signs a T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 2pp. legal folio, Hildesheim, Germany, Jan. 24, 1962, detailing his military career and achievements. Sold with two photos of medals he received, bearing untranslated inscriptions in his hand. Blumentritt signs an A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Marburg, Nov. 1, 1959, to a researcher and collector. Conditions vary, overall, very good.

Lot: 255 - KNIGHTS CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES RECIPIENTS

KNIGHTS CROSS WITH OAK LEAVES RECIPIENTS Lot of 12 items signed by recipients of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, all but one signed photographs, most about 4 x 6 in. b/w. Included is: ERICH TOPP, ROLF THOMSEN, PAUL STAHL, WALTHER SIEVERS, GERD RUGE, HUBERT PILARSKI, KARL-HEINZ OESTERWITZ, KUNO VON MEYER, HANNS-HEINRICH LOHMANN, ERNST KUPPINGER, CURT EHLE, and a 1980 form letter signed by HEINRICH KEESE. All very good to fine.

Lot: 256 - KONSTANTIN ROKOSSOVSKY

KONSTANTIN ROKOSSOVSKY (1896 - 1968) Soviet general who held the critical northwest approaches to Moscow, later headed defenses at Stalingrad and near the end of the war encircled and destroyed the German 4th Army. Partly-printed D.S. in Cyrillic as Supreme Commander of the Northern Group of Troops, 2pp. 4to., [n.p.], Dec. 31, 1947, a military attestation for an artillery captain. Rokossovsky signs at the bottom of the second page in green ink. Trimmed at the left edge, shows ragged edges at left, right and bottom, with toning, just good.

Lot: 257 - KURT DALUEGE

KURT DALUEGE (1897-946) Chief of Security Police in SD central office, appointed SS-Oberstgruppenfuhrer (1942), succeeded Heydrich as Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Hanged by the Czechs in 1946. DALUEGE PROMOTES THE MAN WHO OVERSAW THE WARSAW GHETTO LIQUIDATION Partly-printed D.S. 1p. folio, Berlin, Jan. 30, 1943, an appointment of Hans Klingbeil-Zerbe as Captain of the State Protection (Hauptsturmfuhrer des Schutzpolizie). In this capacity, Zerbe would participate in suppressing the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in April-May, 1943 and oversee its liquidation in 1944. Blind-embossed Nazi eagle device at bottom left, wear to right margin, file holes and a couple of rust spots, otherwise very good.

Lot: 258 - KURT DALUEGE’S CARD OF CAPTURE FROM ‘CAMP ASCHAN’

KURT DALUEGE'S CARD OF CAPTURE FROM ‘CAMP ASCHAN' KURT DALUEGE (1897 - 1946) Chief of Security Police in SD central office, appointed SS-Oberstgruppenfuhrer (1942), succeeded Heydrich as Deputy Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. Hanged by the Czechs in 1946. Offered here is his ‘Card of capture for prisoners of war' dated May 23, 1945, bearing his name, place of birth, next of kin, date of capture, date of arrival, date of transfer, physical description, distinguishing marks, etc. At the bottom is the annotation CCPWE #32, an abbreviation for the Central Continental Prisoner of War Enclosure #32 of the infamous Allied prisoner-of-war camp in the Palace Hotel of Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, code named ‘Camp Ashcan'. Signed by Daluege at the bottom right. In fine condition. WITH: a photocopy of his ‘Detention Report' bearing his mugshot and a photocopy of his ‘Prisoner of War Preliminary Record' detailing his personal and physical information with his fingerprints.

Lot: 259 - KURT KAUL

KURT KAUL (1890 - 1944) German SS-group leader and Major General of Police (1941), Higher SS and Police Leader, killed in combat at Budapest. Cut signature, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of Kaul in uniform. Fine.

Lot: 260 - KURT-CAESAR HOFFMANN

KURT-CAESAR HOFFMANN (1895 – 1988) Kriegsmarine naval commander of the battleship Scharnhorst and participated in the 'Channel Dash' in February 1942, later commanding naval officer of the German Navy in the Netherlands. Recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Three items: a candid photo showing Hoffmann in uniform, 3.5 x 5.5 b/w, signed on verso and adding date '1942'. WITH: a T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Apr. 12, 1981 in German, in part: '...from September 1939 to April 1942 I was commander of the Scharnhorst battleship. I took a picture of this ship in 1941 from the Gneisenau [included and annotated by Hoffmann], as part of the joint Atlantic operation.' He further includes an S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a reprint of war-date image, signed on verso. Three pieces, fine.

Lot: 261 - KURT VERSOCK

KURT VERSOCK (1895 - 1963) German general, a frontline commander during the Invasion of Poland and Operation Barbarossa, commanding the 24th Infantry Division and the XXXXIII Army Corps. Recipient of the Knight's Cross. T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Aachen, Sept. 24, 1958, to an American researcher, in part: ‘…If your questions relate to my work as a division commander in the last war, I would like to refer you to the ‘History of the 24th Inf. Div.' which I wrote and published in 1956…'. Very good.

Lot: 262 - LENI RIEFENSTAHL

LENI RIEFENSTAHL (1902 - 2003) German film director, an intimate friend of Hitler who filmed the propaganda classic, 'Triumph of the Will.' Rare fine association war date A.L.S., 1p. 6.75 x 4.25 in. on her personal correspondence card, [n.p.], June 25, 1941 to ALBERT BORMANN (1902-1989), Wehrmacht general and adjutant to Adolf Hitler. Hitler much liked and trusted Bormann, although he and his brother Martin disliked each other intensely. She writes, in full: '...Dear Herr Bormann - I should be grateful if you would kindly pass the enclosed letter [not present] to the Fuhrer. With kind regards, Yours, Leni Riefenstahl'. At top, Borman dockets the letter: 'Handed to the F[uhrer] 25.6.41' and initials his note: 'Br'. File holes at top, receiving stamp, and Riefenstahl's name is partially underlined, else very good. At the time she wrote this letter, Riefenstahl was editing film shot for 'Tiefland'. Extras playing Spanish women and farmers were drawn from Romani detained in a camp at Salzburg-Maxglan who were forced to work with her, and whom ended up being sent to Auschwitz for execution.

Lot: 263 - LENI RIEFENSTAHL

LENI RIEFENSTAHL (1902 - 2003) German film director, an intimate friend of Hitler who filmed the propaganda classic, Triumph of the Will. Very early S.P., a vintage postcard photograph depicting the future film director in a dramatic profile pose, undoubtedly a publicity photograph from her days in the theater, boldly signed at bottom with an early form of her signature. Very good.

Lot: 264 - LENI RIEFENSTAHL

LENI RIEFENSTAHL (1902 - 2003) German film director, an intimate friend of Hitler who filmed the propaganda classic, Triumph of the Will. Fine vintage I.S.P. 4 x 6 in. sepia, an early and glamorous image, boldly inscribed at lower blank margin, probably later in life. Fine.

Lot: 265 - LEON DEGRELLE

LEON DEGRELLE (1906 - 1994) German soldier and close friend of Hitler, a Belgian volunteer in the German Army, he escaped to Spain at war's end. S.P. 6.5 x 4.25 in. b/w, showing Degrelle in uniform. Boldly signed at the top left, fine.

Lot: 266 - LEOPOLD BURKNER

LEOPOLD BURKNER (1894 - 1975) German admiral, served on torpedo boats in World War I, later serving on a pocket battleship that patrolled the Spanish coast during the Spanish Civil War and then commanded a light cruiser. In 1938 he became head of the foreign liaison section of the Abwehr. A.L.S. 2pp. 8vo., Sept. 23, 1961, in English to an American researcher, thanking him for meeting with him and the ‘wonderful' dinner, adding: ‘...I shall do my best to [give] something interesting for you by the widow of Admiral [Wilhelm] Canaris. Give me a little time. I have to write many letters…'. Wilhelm Canaris (1887-1945), was a German admiral and head of the German intelligence agency Abwehr. Implicated in the July 20 bomb plot, Canaris was condemned to death and was walked naked and barefoot to the gallows at Flossenburg. Very good condition.

Lot: 267 - LESLIE R. GROVES

LESLIE R. GROVES (1896-1970) American general who, with Robert Oppenheimer, headed the Manhattan Project in the development of the first atomic bomb. Original signed 7 x 8.5 in. caricature in graphite by noted cartoonist JACK ROSEN (1896-1970), depicts Groves in a left-side profile portrait which Groves has signed: 'L. R. Groves' at lower-left. On heavy stock, very good. Jack Rosen accomplished over 25,000 caricatures of servicemen during three wars, along with another 1,000 images of celebrities.

Lot: 268 - LEWIS 'CHESTY' PULLER

LEWIS 'CHESTY' PULLER (1898-1971) Lieutenant general of the U.S. Marine Corps who served through World War II and the Korean War with great distinction. The most decorated Marine in American history with 37 years of service. Signed hardcover copy of his biography: 'Marine! The Life of Chesty Puller' by Burke Davis (Boston: Little Brown and Co), 1962, 405pp. 8vo., outlining Puller's life and military career. Nicely inscribed on the front flyleaf: 'Seluda Va. 10 May, 1962 To Harold A. Noble, an outstanding citizen of San Diego, Cal., with admiration and pleasant recollections of our evening together, as Mr. Totman's guests. Lewis Burwell Puller'. A rare full signature in a very fine copy of this book, with fine dust jacket.

Lot: 269 - LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN

LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN (1900 - 1979) British naval commander and statesman, supreme allied commander in Southeast Asia responsible for the recapture of Burma. S.P. 5 x 8.5 in. b/w, shows Mountbatten in a formal pose, inscribed and signed at blank bottom margin in green ink, adding date ‘Manila 1945'. Matted to 7.5 x 9.5 in. and set into a simple gold frame. Fine condition, not examined out of frame.

Lot: 270 - LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN

LOUIS MOUNTBATTEN (1900 - 1979) British naval commander and statesman, supreme allied commander in Southeast Asia responsible for the recapture of Burma. Assassinated by an IRA bomb. T.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Washington, Oct. 30, 1955, on ‘Admiral's House' letterhead to Ensign Wiggins, regretting his inability to give him a signed photo.

Lot: 271 - LUDWIG KUBLER

(1889-1947) German General of the Mountain Troops during World War II who was executed as a war criminal in Yugoslavia. Scarce T.L.S. on his 'Kommandeur Gebirgsbrigade' letterhead, 1p. 4to., Graz, Mar. 30, 1938 to an unnamed brigadefuhrer offering warm congratulations upon the birth of the man's son. Very good.

Lot: 272 - LUDWIG WOLFF

LUDWIG WOLFF (1893 - 1968) German general who commanded the XXXIII Army Corps and a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. War-date S.P., 3.5 x 5.75 in. b/w, a chest, up Hoffmann portrait showing Wolff in a bust profile in uniform and wearing his Oak Leaves, signed and dated 1942 at bottom. Contrast only fair, else very good.

Lot: 273 - (KNIGHTS CROSS) FRIEDRICH GRAMMEL

(KNIGHTS CROSS) FRIEDRICH GRAMMEL (d. 1944) Leader of the 3./Grenadier-Regiment 544, Knights Cross recipient, killed in action Feb. 17, 1944. Rare, bold signature on a closely-cut slip, mounted to a sheet which also bears a portrait photograph of Grammel. Very good.

Lot: 274 - LUFTWAFFE ACES

LUFTWAFFE ACES An Ace of Clubs playing card, 2.5 x 3.5 in., signed by World War II fighter pilots WALTER SCHUCK and WOLF WOLFRUM, who between them scored 250 ‘kills'. Mounted to a larger sheet and in fine condition.

Lot: 275 - LUFTWAFFE BATTLE OF BRITAIN PILOTS

LUFTWAFFE BATTLE OF BRITAIN PILOTS Fine S.P. 11 x 8.5 in. b/w, depicting five Luftwaffe pilots who served with distinction during the Battle of Britain, including Adolf Galland, Hannes Trautloft, and Werner Molders. The two others are KARL HEINZ SCHNELL (1915-2013), and HERBERT WEHNETT (1918-2007), both signing over their respective images. Each pilot is labeled in another hand at the bottom with their name and squadron, while at the top is written 'Battle of Britain - 1940.' Fine condition.

Lot: 276 - LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES

LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES S.P. 6 x 5 in. b/w, a vintage printed image showing the four aces in a standing pose, signed by: WALTHER KRUPINSKI (1920-2000) Luftwaffe ace, scored 197 aerial victories, the last two in the Me262 jet fighter; GERHARD BARKHORN (1919 – 1983) Luftwaffe fighter ace ranking second to Erich Hartmann claiming over 300 aerial victories. Knights Cross recipient; JOHANNES WIESE (1915-1991) Luftwaffe fighter ace claiming 133 aerial victories; and ERICH HARTMANN (1922-1993) German fighter pilot ace, the most successful fighter pilot in history, recipient of Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Sword and Diamonds, commander in the West German air force in the post war era. Mounted to another sheet and ideal for framing.

Lot: 277 - LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES

LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER ACES Three images signed by noted Luftwaffe aces, includes: HANS JOACHIM JABS (1917-2003) Night fighter who claimed over 50 aerial victories. S.P. 3.25 x 5.25 b/w, a vintage real-photo postcard signed in indelible pencil at top right. Contrast fair. WITH: ALFRED AMBS (1923-2010) Fighter ace who claimed 7 aerial victories in his Me 262. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a contemporary reprint of a vintage image, boldly signed by Ambs later in life, and ERICH RUDORFFER (1917 – 2016) Luftwaffe fighter ace with 222 ‘kills' in over 1,000 sorties, recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reprint of a vintage image, boldly signed at bottom. Three pieces.

Lot: 278 - MAGDA GOEBBELS

MAGDA GOEBBELS (1901 - 1945) Wife of Nazi Germany's Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. A prominent member of the Nazi Party, she was a close ally, companion and political supporter of Adolf Hitler. As Berlin was being overrun by the Red Army at the end of World War II in Europe, she and her husband fatally poisoned their six children before they committed suicide. Rare, fine association A.L.S. 'Magda' on her personal letterhead, 4pp. 8vo., Schwanenwerder, [n.d., but ink docket notes '12/7/45'], to Helene ('Heli') Bougler, wife of PHILIPP BOUHLER (1889-1945), a Nazi war criminal who supervised Hitler's euthanasia program which ordered the 'mercy killings' of thousands of retarded, deformed and mentally ill Germans. She writes, in part: '...A thousand thanks for thinking of me on my birthday and for the lovely chrysanthemums you sent me. I am glad to have an opportunity to write to you because I am often so very sad that I don't hear from you. What are you doing and how are you? We haven't seen one another for such a long time that I don't really know anymore what you look like. I have only through other people that you look more beautiful than ever and I am so very happy about that. We are all well. The children are growing and developing nicely and that is a great happiness for us. My husband works like a horse and I follow my obligations as well as I can. In this difficult time and with the added burden of more work for all of us I am nonetheless happy and in good form as far as my health is concerned. At the moment I am undergoing a course of injections for weight gain because I weigh only [?] kilograms. How much I long to see you again. If you don't come to Berlin I think I must invite myself to Nuszdorf. I would really like to do that after Christmas if you can't come to Berlin first. We are still in Schwanernwerder but at the end of the month we shall go to Berlin for three months. Please write to me, even if it is only a short note. Looking forward to hearing from you, I am your 'old' Magda'. Dampness has caused some of the text to lighten substantially, but the great majority, as well as the signature, is fine, and almost all is legible. Estimated accordingly. Of course, if this letter was written in February, 1945, Goebbels would go with her children to Berlin and never leave - the children killed by Magda, and she and Joseph committing joint suicide. Bouhler and his wife, Helene, were arrested by American troops at Schloss Fischhorn in Bruck near Zell-am-See on 10 May 1945. Helene jumped to her death from a window at Schloss Fischhorn. On 19 May, Bouhler killed himself using a cyanide capsule while in the US internment camp at Zell-am-See.

Lot: 279 - MARK W. CLARK

(1896 - 1984) American general commanded the landings at Salerno and Anzio against the forces of Kesselring. T.L.S. on Chief of Army Field Forces letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Fort Monroe, VA, Nov. 7, 1949, enclosing a message for publication to the president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, stating 'Military personnel everywhere share...the wish to aid the unfortunate victims of Polio...[the disease] leaves in its wake despair, crippled bodies, and death [and] has assumed epidemic proportions over much of the world...' Sold with an S.P., 3.75 x 4.75 in. b/w, signature a tad light.

Lot: 280 - MARK W. CLARK

MARK W. CLARK (1896 - 1984) American Army general, commanded the landings at Salerno and Anzio against the forces of Kesselring. Two items: a T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Charleston, Feb. 29, 1968, on ‘The Citadel' letterhead, sending an autograph collector a signed First Day Cover, which is included. Letter bears file holes at right margin and tape remnants, FDC is very good.

Lot: 281 - MARTIN HARLINGHAUSEN

MARTIN HARLINGHAUSEN (1902 - 1986) Luftwaffe commander and a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Lot of two signed pieces, includes: T.L.S. on his personal letterhead, 2pp. legal folio, Guttersloh, June 27, 1968 to an American history professor, mentioning his pleasure in touring San Francisco and seeing the ‘rich, old culture'. He also sends thanks for guiding his wife and him through the city, and was pleased that students showed much interest in Germany since ‘the catastrophe'. He states that he will gladly remain available to meet with such students at any time. File holes at left, otherwise very good. WITH: a S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, an illustration in side view, signed in blue fountain ink at bottom. Signature is a little light, otherwise very good. Two pieces.

Lot: 282 - MARTIN HARLINGHAUSEN

(1902-1986) Luftwaffe commander during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Good lot of seven A.Ls.S., one 2pp. 4to., one 1p. 4to., and the remainder executed inside 12mo. greeting cards, all signed by Harlinghausen at the conclusion in blue ink. All are written in German to prolific American military historian CHARLES B. BURDICK, providing information for his many books on the High Command of the Wehrmacht (OKW). All are untranslated by us, but given the source they most certainly feature good content, and are worthy of research. All very good.

Lot: 283 - MAXWELL TAYLOR

MAXWELL TAYLOR (1901-1987) Senior United States Army officer and diplomat, served in World War Two as commander of 101st Airborne Division nicknamed 'The Screaming Eagles'. Fine vintage S.P. 3.5 x 4.5 in. b/w, shows Taylor at his desk, boldly signed at bottom adding rank. Fine condition

Lot: 284 - MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS Lot of three items signed by recipients of the Medal of Honor. Includes: an Iwo Jima FDC dated July 11, 1945, signed by: GEORGE WHALEN (1924-2009), RUFUS HERRING (1921-1996), and FRANCIS PIERCE (1924-1986); WITH: another Iwo Jima FDC, signed by WILLIAM HARRELL (1922-1964); and a S.P., 5.5 x 7 in. b/w, signed by GEORGE DAVIS JR. (1920-1952). Three pieces, fine.

Lot: 285 - MEMPHIS BELLE

MEMPHIS BELLE A great assemblage of nine signatures of crewmembers of the ‘Memphis Belle', executed on a 10 x 8 in. b/w reproduction of a war-time image. Signatures include: ROBERT MORGAN, C. E. WINCHELL, E. SCOTT MILLER, BOB HANSON, J. P. QUINLAN, HAROLD LOCH, LEVI DILLON, EUGENE ADKINS and ANTHONY NASTAL. Fine.

Lot: 286 - MICHAEL WITTMANN

MICHAEL WITTMANN (1914 - 1944) Waffen-SS Panzer ace, known for his actions during the Battle of Villers-Bocage in June 1944, in which his tank destroyed fourteen enemy tanks, fifteen personnel carriers, and two anti-tank guns within the span of fifteen minutes. Killed in action during Operation Totalize. Two words in his hand, clipped from a partly-printed document next to the printed words 'Baters Mutter' ('Father's Mother'): 'Graf [illegible]'. This entry was in reference to the certification of his Aryan heritage. Mounted to a page with a black and white image of Wittmann wearing his Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Very good condition.

Lot: 287 - NAZI CINEMA (15)

NAZI CINEMA (15) A fine group of 15 vintage signed postcards of Nazi-era actors, includes: ELLEN RICHTER (2), ANTON LANG, VERA RALSTON, GEORGE REIMERS, PAUL RICHTER (3), HANS RICHTER, HANS STUWE, MAGDA SCHNEIDER, JOACHIM BRENNECKE, KRISTINA SODERBAUM, JOHANNES HEESTERS, FRIDA RICHARD and BRIDGETTE HORNEY. Overall very good condition, fifteen pieces.

Lot: 288 - NUREMBERG WAR CRIMINALS AT 'ASHCAN'

NUREMBERG WAR CRIMINALS AT 'ASHCAN' Excellent assemblage of signatures of future Nuremberg War Crimes Trials defendants, obtained when they were first interned at 'Ashcan', formally known as the Central Continental Prisoner of War Enclosure No. 32 and code-named 'Ashcan'. The facility was an Allied prisoner-of-war camp in the Palace Hotel of Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg and operating from May to August, 1945. It served as a processing station and interrogation center for the 86 most prominent surviving Nazi leaders prior to their trials in Nuremberg, including Hermann Goring and Karl Donitz. Offered here is a small autograph book containing 25 signatures of prominent internees, all obtained in July, 1945 and prior to the proceedings at Nuremberg. Of particular interest is the fact that most of the Germans signed adding their previous ranks or titles, as if they still possessed those distinctions. Among those signing are: MIKLOS HORTHY, FRANZ VON PAPEN, WALTHER DARRE, JOACHIM VON RIBBENTROP, FRANZ VON EPP, HERMANN GOERING (who adds 'Reichsmarshall Juli 1945'), WILHELM KEITEL, WALTER WARLIMONT, ALFRED JODL, EDMUND VON THERMANN, GRAF SCHWERIN VON KROSIGK, JULIUS STREICHER, HANS LAMMERS, ALBERT KESSELRING, WALTHER FUNK, FRANZ SELDTE, HANS FRANK, ROBERT LEY, ALFRED ROSENBERG, KARL DONITZ, HANS-JOACHIM REICKE, and a few others, unidentified. Sold with a 3 x 5 in. snapshot of five prisoners relaxing outdoors behind barbed wire, one possibly Hermann Goring. Covers of book detached from contents, which are fine. While signers of the Nuremberg defendants while on trial are actually not rare, their signatures with ranks and government position while prisoner at Ashcan and excessively rare.

Lot: 289 - OLGA TSCHECHOWA

OLGA TSCHECHOWA (1897 - 1980) Russian born actress who became a leading actress in the Third Reich. She is also rumored to have been a communist spy in a Russian conspiracy. It is believed she was pressured by Stalin and Beria to flirt with Adolf Hitler in order to gain information so that Hitler could be killed by secret Soviet agents. At one point, a Russian boxer introduced by the actress was about to kill Hitler when called off by Stalin. S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a chest-up glamour shot on a postcard, signed beneath the image in bold black ink.

Lot: 290 - OMAR N. BRADLEY

OMAR N. BRADLEY (1893 - 1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. S.P., 8 x 10 in. b/w, a chest, up view of the general in uniform, signed across his chest. Some corner surface creases do not materially detract, else very good.

Lot: 291 - OMAR N. BRADLEY

OMAR N. BRADLEY (1893-1981) American general of World War II who commanded the largest ground force ever led by one man. He was later Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Bold signature on the face of a postal cover canceled on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) in Victory, Vermont. The cover bears a portrait of F.D.R. and describes the Normandy landings in brief. Very good, and an excellent association!

Lot: 292 - 'OPERATION VENGEANCE' MISSION TO KILL YAMAMOTO

'OPERATION VENGEANCE' MISSION TO KILL YAMAMOTO 'Operation Vengeance' was the American military operation to kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto on 18 April 1943 during the Solomon Islands campaign. Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet, was killed near Bougainville Island when his transport aircraft was shot down by U.S.A.A.F. fighter aircraft operating from Kukum Field on Guadalcanal. A fine signed book: 'Get Yamamoto' by Burke Davis (New York: Randon House), 1969. First edition, 232pp. 8vo., with dust wrapper. The book is signed by seven participants in the attack on Yamamoto's aircraft. The half title page is signed by RED BARBER who notes: 'It has taken many years for history to prove the facts as I know wer[e] correct all along.' The title page and blank page opposite are signed by six others, including: TOM LANPHIER, JR., LOUIS KITTEL, JOHN MITCHELL, BESBY F. HOLMES, JULIUS JACOBSON, and DOUG CANNING, almost all of whom add their wartime rank and military assignment. A rare assemblage of names.

Lot: 293 - OSWALD MOSELEY

OSWALD MOSELEY (1896 – 1980) British aristocrat and politician who, during the 1920s and 1930s, rose to fame when, having become disillusioned with mainstream politics, he turned to fascism. He was a member of parliament and later founded and led the British Union of Fascists (BUF). Interesting D.S., 4pp. 8vo., London, Oct. 16, 1948, the text of Moseley's speech promoting a 'European Union' allowing every European to vote for any other European in order to form a continent-wise government. Nicely signed on the cover in black ink. Very good.

Lot: 294 - OSWALD POHL

OSWALD POHL (1892 - 1951) Head of the Economic Office of the SS and ultimate overseer of the concentration camp system. It was Pohl who turned his victims' dental gold, eyeglasses, hair, etc. into cash for the SS, using the infamous Max Heiliger Swiss accounts. Captured and executed in 1951. Large and bold signature as SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and General of the Waffen-SS, Berlin, Sep. 29, 1943, on a 5.5 x 2 in. slip cut from a document, mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 295 - OTTO ERNST REMER

(1912 - 1997) Nazi major who helped Hitler retain control of Germany in the crucial hours following the failed assassination attempt of July 20, 1944. Remer, in charge of a battalion stationed in Berlin, initially followed a general's order to seal off the major government ministries. Goebbels put Remer on the phone with Hitler, who promoted him on the spot to colonel and ordered him to crush the rebellion. Remer was instrumental in the arrest of the conspirators, including Claus von Stauffenberg. S.P. 4 x 5.75 in. b/w, a three-quarter length view in uniform signed post-war. Fine.

Lot: 296 - OTTO GUNSCHE

OTTO GUNSCHE (1917 - 2003) Waffen-SS Sturmbannfuhrer who became Adolf Hitler's personal adjutant. Captured by Soviets and held until 1956. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-time image of Gunsche with Adolf Hitler, boldly signed at blank bottom margin. Very good.

Lot: 297 - (MANHATTAN PROJECT) JAMES B. CONANT

(MANHATTAN PROJECT) JAMES B. CONANT (1893 – 1978) American chemist and a member of the National Defense Research Committee (NDRC) who, with Vannevar Bush, was largely responsible for placing Robert Oppenheimer in charge of the Manhattan Project. In May 1945, Conant became part of the Interim Committee that was formed to advise Truman on nuclear weapons. The committee decided that the atomic bomb should be used against an industrial target in Japan as soon as possible and without warning. On July 16, 1945, Conant was among those present at the Trinity nuclear test, the first detonation of an atomic bomb. Fine content and association T.L.S. on Harvard University letterhead, 1p. 4to., [Boston], Sep. 19, 1945 to Lt. Col. Whitney Ashbridge, Commander of the Army Post at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. In part: '...Your note of August 23 from Manila...was most welcome. I had a nice note from your wife as well. The [atomic] bomb was indeed better than some of us had anticipated in the days when you and I used to gather at Los Alamos. Hoping that our paths will cross in sometime in the not too distant future...' Folds, very good.

Lot: 298 - (MANHATTAN PROJECT) NORMAN F. RAMSEY

(MANHATTAN PROJECT) NORMAN F. RAMSEY NORMAN F. RAMSEY (1915–2011) American physicist who was awarded the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics. Drafted by Robert Oppenheimer to join the Manhattan Project, Ramsey was tasked with selected the appropriate bomb delivery aircraft and radar bomb tracking apparatus. He also briefed the 509th's commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, on the nature of the mission and was involved in the assembly of the Fat Man bomb. It was Ramsey who advised Groves of the success of the bombing of Hiroshima. Superb content and association T.L.S. on Harvard University Dept. of Physics letterhead, 1p. 4to., Cambridge, July 11, 1960 to Gen. LESLIE R. GROVES (1896-1970), the American general who, with Robert Oppenheimer, headed the Manhattan Project in the development of the first atomic bomb. Ramsey expresses his delight at having received Groves' congratulatory letter, adding that he also appreciated 'your praise of my work at Los Alamos' and continuing: 'In this connection I should also like to thank you again for the excellent support which you gave to me in our work at Los Alamos and Tinian. I am afraid that we made a number of difficult requests of you but you always supported them both vigorously and effectively. I can well remember my pleasant surprise in discovering that you had succeeded in extracting from the Air Force one of their very first B-29's. In fact you may not realize that the first B-29 ever to appear at Wright Field was the one for the Manhattan District project. For a long time we had a high priority with the Air Force solely on the basis of the fact that any project that could extract a B-29 must be of greatest priority'. In concluding Ramsey conveys his hope that, if Groves is in Cambridge, ´several of the old Los Alamos group here-like Ken Bainbridge, Francis Birch, George Kistiakowsky, etc., could get together with you for lunch or dinner....' It was Bainbridge who exclaimed to Oppenheimer after seeing the Trinity test explosion: 'Now we are all sons of bitches'. Folds, light toning, very good.

Lot: 299 - (MANHATTAN PROJECT) VANNEVAR BUSH

(MANHATTAN PROJECT) VANNEVAR BUSH (1890 – 1974) American engineer, inventor and science administrator who headed the U.S. Office of Scientific Research and Development (OSRD), through which almost all wartime military R&D was carried out, including important developments in radar and the initiation and early administration of the Manhattan Project. Bush played a critical role in persuading the United States government to undertake a crash program to create an atomic bomb, and saw the program through until its successful conclusion. War-date signature and title on a card sent to a Boy Scout troop: 'Vannevar Bush Chairman National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Feb. 17, '40'. Moderate toning, else very good.

Lot: 300 - (MANHATTAN PROJECT) JAMES CHADWICK AND WILLIAM G. PENNEY

(MANHATTAN PROJECT) JAMES CHADWICK AND WILLIAM G. PENNEY A pair of items signed by important scientists attached to the Manhattan Project. Includes: JAMES CHADWICK (1891-1974), English physicist awarded the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932. In 1941, he wrote the final draft of the MAUD Report, which inspired the U.S. government to begin serious atom bomb research efforts. He was the head of the British team that worked on the Manhattan Project, his signature along with that of his wife cut from a visitor's book, 1952, with WILLIAM G. PENNEY (1909–1991), English mathematician and professor of mathematical physics, employed in the Manhattan Project to predict the damage effects from the blast wave of an atomic bomb. After the Trinity test, he predicted a loss of 300-400,000 lives. A.Q.S. on U.K. Atomic Energy Authority letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Aldermaston, Feb. 12, 1957: 'May cooperation between out two great countries prove an effective contribution to the peace of the world'. Two pieces.

Lot: 301 - OTTO HOFMANN

OTTO HOFMANN (1896 - 1982) SS-Gruppenfuhrer and generalleutnant, appointed by Himmler to head the SS Race and Settlement Main Office. That office was involved in the resettling of Germans in the Nazi-occupied Eastern territories and ejecting the native families from those lands. Sentenced to 25 years in prison at the RuSHA Trial in 1948. Signature adding date and rank cut from a document, Aug. 20, 1935, 4.75 x 1.75 in., mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of Hofmann in uniform. Fine.

Lot: 302 - (OPERATION MARKET GARDEN)

(OPERATION MARKET GARDEN) A handsome limited edition lithograph by artist Les Carter and signed by him, showing planes and parachuters executing 'Operation Market Garden', Sept. 17, 1944. Measures 25 x 20 in. (sight), with attractive spruce green mat. Set in a dark wood frame measuring 33 x 28 in. Fine condition.

Lot: 303 - OTTO SKORZENY

OTTO SKORZENY (1908 - 1975) Nazi officer and Hitler's chief and favorite commando, he made a daring mountain-top rescue of Mussolini, placed English-speaking soldiers in American uniforms to mislead American forces in the Bulge, and after the war headed the organization that helped hundreds of ex-SS officers flee Germany. S.P. 2.5 X 4 in. sepia (sight), a real-photo wartime postcard of Skorzeny, boldly signed at lower left. Matted so that a part of his signature is regrettably obscured, otherwise very good.

Lot: 304 - OTTO SKORZENY

OTTO SKORZENY (1908 - 1975) Nazi officer and Hitler's chief and favorite commando, he made a daring mountain-top rescue of Mussolini, placed English-speaking soldiers in American uniforms to mislead American forces in the Bulge, and after the war headed the organization that helped hundreds of ex-SS officers flee Germany. Bold signature on the verso of his calling card, fine condition.

Lot: 305 - OTTO-HERMANN BRUCKER

(1899 - 1964) German general during World War II who commanded several divisions, including the 6th, 9th, and 76th Infantry Divisions. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross. Good content T.L.S. in German, 3pp. 4to., Dec. 11., 1960, to an American researcher. In part: 'I have to apologize [for the delayed response]...illness from the 10.5 years in Russian prison did not allow me to write earlier...as a result of the emotional shocks caused by our 1945 defeat, feelings toward the German past changed greatly...Many of our German compatriots fell from one extreme to the other...reluctant to remember the military past of our people...just as every person needs time and distance from events after serious failures, this is also the case in the historical life of peoples. This is particularly true to our people, who have such an eventful, contrasting history as hardly any other...In your letters, you mentioned General Grossmann. I have known him for 40 years...I had some very interesting material, especially from our campaigns in Poland and France and from our tank advance on Moscow (Guderian's tank troops)...' He signs 'Brucker' at the conclusion in blue ink. Fine.

Lot: 306 - OTTO-WILHELM FORSTER

OTTO-WILHELM FORSTER (1885 – 1966) German general who commanded several corps, most notably the VIII Armeekorps. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross. Forster retired from active duty in January 1944. He was arrested by the Soviet authorities following the war and convicted as a war criminal in the Soviet Union, and was held until 1955. War-date typed D.S. in pencil, 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Oct. 31, 1941, concerning the award of Iron Crosses and general staff issues. In part: '...2nd and 3rd general staff officers of the command authorities, who, as assistants to the leader - especially in the eastern campaign - have to do and be responsible for considerably more than the z.1. Officers in the Art. Kdeuren. who are only temporarily in the position of leading larger Art. units. The Gen. Kdo. believes that he can also see confirmation of his opinion in the fact that the Officers...are staffed with young officers who first aspire to general staff training, while the positions of 2nd and 3rd general staff officers at the command authorities are held by general staff officers or officers who have already successfully completed their general staff training....' File holes at left margin, docketed, very good.

Lot: 307 - (MEMPHIS BELLE) ROBERT K. MORGAN

(MEMPHIS BELLE) ROBERT K. MORGAN (1918 - 2004) Army Air Force captain, a bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European theater and the aircraft commander of the famous B-17 Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle, flying 25 missions. S.P., 10 x 8 in. b/w, depicting the crew members of the 'Memphis Belle' posing in front of the plane. Morgan signs as colonel at the top left, adding ‘324th squadron 25 missions'. Fine condition.

Lot: 308 - (MEMPHIS BELLE)

(MEMPHIS BELLE) ROBERT K. MORGAN (1918 - 2004) Army Air Force captain, a bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European theater and the aircraft commander of the famous B-17 Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle, flying 25 missions. S.P. 10 x 8 in. b/w, a reprint of an image of the crewmembers of the ‘Memphis Belle' posing with the ‘Belle' herself, Margaret Polk. Boldly signed by Morgan at top right and adding a checkmark above his image. Fine condition.

Lot: 309 - (MEMPHIS BELLE)

(MEMPHIS BELLE) ROBERT K. MORGAN (1918 - 2004) Army Air Force captain, a bomber pilot with the 8th Air Force in the European theater and the aircraft commander of the famous B-17 Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle, flying 25 missions. S.P. 10 x 8 in. color, a reprint of a color illustration showing the ‘Belle' taking off. Boldly signed at right and in fine condition.

Lot: 310 - (NAZI STOLEN ART) HELMUT VON HUMMEL

(NAZI STOLEN ART) HELMUT VON HUMMEL HELMUT VON HUMMEL (1910-2012) German lawyer, SS-Sturmbannfuhrer and Martin Bormann's private secretary and personal advisor for special projects. He played a key role in the 'Special Order Linz' which involved putting together a museum in Linz from stolen art. Hummel, along with Bormann, advocated storing the vast collection of works of art in salt mines. Fine association T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Frankfurt, Dec. 21, 1954, in part: '...I hereby declare under oath that the two photocopies of the affidavits of Colonel-General of the Waffen-SS A.D. Paul Hausser...apply analogously to my former war schoolmate Bernhard Frank. We both enjoyed the same school training, although later the service was divided into the different units and the automatic transfers that came with it, and everyone took a different direction of training...' Very good. BERNHARD FRANK (1913-2011) was SS Commander of the Obersalzberg complex who arrested Hermann Goring on April 25, 1945 by order of Adolf Hitler. He had previously served as a librarian at Wewelsburg Castle, the ideological training ground for the SS, then occupied a senior position on Himmler's administrative staff. Later, Frank served as a commander at the eastern front. He eventually was made commander of Obersalzberg.

Lot: 311 - PAUL EWALD VON KLEIST

PAUL EWALD VON KLEIST (1881 - 1954) German military officer, the top Panzer commander in the German Army and superior to Guderian and Hoth, invaded France and later the Ukraine where he was captured by the Russians. Rare S.P. in indelible green pencil, 4 x 5.75 in., a fine printed portrait by Steiniger, in fine condition.

Lot: 312 - PAUL SCHARFE

PAUL SCHARFE (1876 - 1942) General of the Waffen-SS and the first chief of the SS Court Head Office, his staff of lawyers tried cases against police and SS officers. Under his direction, all SS personnel were only accountable to the SS court, effectively placing the group above German law. Recipient of the SS Honor Ring. Cut signature, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of Scharfe in uniform. Fine.

Lot: 313 - PAUL SCHARFE

PAUL SCHARFE (1876 - 1942) General of the Waffen-SS and chief of the SS Court Head Office, his staff of lawyers tried cases against army and SS officers. T.L.S. on his 'Der Chef des SS-Gerichts' letterhead, 1p. 4to., Munich, Apr. 16, 1937, in German to the chief of the SS Personnel Office, Walter Schmitt. Per Schmitt's request, Scharfe states that he is sending his military history and a passport photograph. With SS receiving stamp at bottom. Damp stained, especially at left margin, file holes, else good to very good.

Lot: 314 - PAUL VON HINDENBURG

PAUL VON HINDENBURG (1847-1934) German military officer, statesman, and politician who served as the second President of Germany from 1925-34. Elaborate and most uncommon D.S., 1p. large 4to., Berlin, Oct. 30, 1933, apparently recognizing the service of Urno Rudolph Otto as 'Priest in the Reichsheer'. Bears Hindenburg's traditional huge and bold signature, also signed by WERNER VON BLOMBERG (1878-1946), Minister of Defense and Supreme Commander of the German Armies early in Hitler's regime, dismissed by Hitler following his marriage to an alleged prostitute. Fine.

Lot: 315 - PAUL VON HINDENBURG

PAUL VON HINDENBURG (1847-1934) German general and politician, crushed the Russians at Tannenburg and in Poland, forced to yield the Chancellor's office to Hitler in 1933. Typed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Berlin, Jan. 7, 1933, a telegram thanking Ernst Zurich for his ‘faithful commemoration of the new year'. Signed with a huge 6.5 in. signature. Very slight toning to edges, otherwise near fine condition.

Lot: 316 - PAUL VON HINDENBURG

PAUL VON HINDENBURG (1847-1934) German general and politician, crushed the Russians at Tannenburg and in Poland, forced to yield the Chancellor's office to Hitler in 1933. Partly-printed D.S. 3pp. legal folio, [n.p.], Jan. 1, 1929, promotions of nine men of various military rank, including ERWIN VON WITZLEBEN (1881-1944) German general whose forces broke the Maginot Line forcing the surrender of three French divisions. A major plotter in the July 20, 1944 bomb attempt on Hitler's life, von Witzleben was to take over supreme command of the whole Wehrmacht as the highest ranking German soldier. Following his arrest, von Witzleben was among the first to be tried; and GEORGE VON KUCHLER (1881-1968) German Field Marshal and war criminal during the Second World War, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, who is also promoted to Major. Signed at conclusion with von Hindenburg's characteristically large signature, and countersigned by WILHELM GROENER (1867-1939) German soldier and politician, second in command of the German army who oversaw the retreat and demobilization of the defeated German army after World War I. As anti-Nazi Minister of Defense, he was humiliated by Goring and left public service. Small tear at bottom middle fold, otherwise very good.

Lot: 317 - PAUL W. TIBBETS

PAUL W. TIBBETS (1915 - 2008) American bomber pilot of the Enola Gay which delivered the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. A handsome color poster, 24 x 18 in., shows the plane dropping ‘Little Boy' on Hiroshima, boldly signed at middle adding ‘Pilot'. Fine condition.

Lot: 318 - PAUL W. TIBBETS

PAUL W. TIBBETS (1915 - 2008) American bomber pilot of the Enola Gay which delivered the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. A handsome color poster, 24 x 18 in., shows the plane dropping ‘Little Boy' on Hiroshima, boldly signed at middle ‘with best wishes Paul W. Tibbets'. Fine condition.

Lot: 319 - PAUL W. TIBBETS

PAUL W. TIBBETS (1915 - 2008) American bomber pilot of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, August 6, 1945. A particularly good signed Enola Gay item, a reproduction of a panel of the aircraft's aluminum skin, 26 in. square, emblazoned with her name and other identification markings used during the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The metal panel is signed at the bottom in blue ink adding ‘Pilot, To Hiroshima, 6 Aug. 1945'. A few dents, else very good.

Lot: 320 - (PEARL HARBOR) JOHN FINN

(PEARL HARBOR) JOHN FINN JOHN FINN (1909-2010) U.S. Navy officer, awarded the Medal of Honor for having manned a .50-caliber machine gun in a completely exposed area under heavy enemy machine gun strafing fire. Although painfully wounded many times, he continued to man the gun throughout the enemy strafing and bombing attacks during the attack on Pearl Harbor until ordered to have his wounds tended. Lot of four signed items, includes: a U.S.P.S. folder picturing ships ablaze at Pearl Harbor, signed adding: 'NAS Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, T.H. Dec. 7 1941'; USS ARIZONA commemorative cover, Dec. 7, 1986, signed on the face; signature, rank and 'Dec. 7, 1941' on a 4to. sheet; and a signature in a return address area of a large envelope. Very good.

Lot: 321 - PHILIPPE LECLERC

PHILIPPE LECLERC (1902 - 1947) French general and posthumously a Marshal of France. Leclerc joined the Free French forces after the fall of France, and under Patton his 2nd Armored Division participated in the battle of the Falaise Pocket and went on to liberate Paris. Represented France in the surrender of Japan, killed in an aircraft accident. Rare S.P., 4 x 5 in. b/w, a postcard photo of the great general reviewing his armored forces, boldly signed. Trimmed, with the verso covered with a period paper backing. Fine.

Lot: 322 - R.A.F. BATTLE REPORT - 316 POLISH SQUADRON PILOT ANTONI CHOLAJDA KILLS A V-1

R.A.F. BATTLE REPORT - 316 POLISH SQUADRON PILOT ANTONI CHOLAJDA KILLS A V-1 Fine content 'Pilot's Personal Combat Report' submitted by Polish Flight Lt. ANTONI CHOLAJDA, a member of R.A.F. 316 (Polish) Squadron flying the Mustang III and ace (5 kills), 1p. oblong legal folio, [RAF Friston], Aug. 18, 1944 reporting one of his kills, this a V-1 rocket, at 0715 at 'Midchannel': '...Diver seen midchannel. Attacked dead astern 600 yds. Explosion seen left wing. Smoke poured from jet propeller. Diver climbed at 180 [deg.] turned loop and crashed back into sea...' Signed at right margin with rank, with a tiny tear and toning thereat, one file hole, still very good.

Lot: 323 - RAY S. KLINE

RAY S. KLINE (1918 - 1996) American CIA official, a member of the OSS and Chief of Current Intelligence in 1944, chief CIA analyst during the Cuban Missile Crisis and advised Kennedy on the U-2 photos of Cuba and Soviet warheads sent there. Good content T.L.S. on National Intelligence Study Center letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Washington, Sep. 16, 1985 to espionage writer Donald McCormick. Kline discusses 'disinformation', noting: 'the Soviet role should be fully disclosed' and mentions its use state-sponsored terrorism. Very good.

Lot: 324 - RECOMMENDATION FOR THE OAK LEAVES TO A PANZER PLATOON LEADER

RECOMMENDATION FOR THE OAK LEAVES TO A PANZER PLATOON LEADER An original typed document, 3pp. legal folio, ‘In the Field', Oct. 12, 1943, in which Karl Volkl, platoon leader of Panzer-Regiment 33, is nominated for the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves for his numerous achievements, detailed carefully in the document. Signed at conclusion twice by ERWIN JOLLASSE (1892-1987) Wehrmacht general of the 9th Panzer Division and recipient of the Knight's Cross. Additionally signed by EBERHARD LEMOR (?-?) Wehrmacht major who fought in the Ardennes Offensive and Battle of the Bulge as leader of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217. With one other signature, not identified by us. Fascinating reading! File holes at left margin, otherwise very good.

Lot: 325 - REINER LIESSEM AND LUDWIG WOLFF

REINER LIESSEM AND LUDWIG WOLFF REINER LIESSEM (1890-1973) German Lieutenant General of Police and SS group leader, served as the commander of the Ordnungspolizei in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia at the start of World War II. Later promoted to Lieutenant General of Police by Himmler in 1944. LUDWIG WOLFF (1886 - 1950) German General der Flieger, Commanding General of Luftgau XI from April 1939 until war's end. Excellent official list of proposed recipients of the War Merit Cross, Second Class with Swords, 22pp. large 4to., bearing the names of 41 individuals and descriptions of the heroic actions they undertook. Both men sign on the front cover. Two file holes, staple hole at upper-left, else very good.

Lot: 326 - REINHARD HARDEGEN

REINHARD HARDEGEN (1913-2018) German U-boat commander who sank 22 ships, amounting to 115,656 gross register tons, making him the 24th most successful U-boat commander in World War II. S.P., 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a chest up pose in uniform boldly displaying his Knight's Cross. Signed in a darker area of the image, contrast is fair, otherwise very good.

Lot: 327 - REINHARD HARDEGEN

REINHARD HARDEGEN (1913 - 2018) German U-boat commander who sank 22 ships, amounting to 115,656 gross register tons, making him the 24th most successful U-boat commander in World War II. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, boldly signed at bottom. WITH: an A.N.S. signed with initials, sending thanks. With the original holograph envelope (not signed). Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 328 - REINHARD HEYDRICH

REINHARD HEYDRICH (1904 - 1942) 'The Hangman', Nazi head of the dreaded SS and architect of the 'Final Solution', his assassination in Prague caused in retribution the destruction of Lidice and murder of many of its inhabitants. Fine association T.L.S. on his official 'Chef der Sicherheitspolizei' letterhead and stamped 'State Secret!', 1p. 4to., Berlin, May 15, 1939 to HINRICH LOHSE (1896–1964), Nazi Party politician and a convicted war criminal, best known for his rule of the Reichskommissariat Ostland during World War II which comprised the states of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, and parts of modern day Belarus. In part: '...Subject: 'German Freedom Party.'...I send intelligence. Attached is an overview of the 'German Freedom Party,' which has recently made a name for itself through its leaflet propaganda. For intelligence reasons, I expressly request that the report not be published in any form neither in writing nor verbally...' Nicely signed at conclusion. Paperclip stain at top and bottom, file holes at left margin, else very good. German Freedom Party was an opposition party founded in exile in Paris in early 1937 against the rule of Hitler and the NSDAP. Although founded in exile, the group saw itself as an internal German resistance. The group attempted to maintain strict secrecy and anonymity to create the appearance of a much larger opposition and for this purpose published the German Freedom Letters in order to strengthen resistance against National Socialism. The declared goal was to end the rule of the NSDAP and prevent a European war. After the start of the war, this purpose became obsolete and the production of freedom letters stopped.

Lot: 329 - RENATE MULLER

RENATE MULLER (1906 - 1937) German film star with whom Hitler became captivated and enamoured. In a dispute over SS treatment of her Jewish lover, Muller threw herself or was pushed from her hospital window. Scarce S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a glamorous studio portrait nicely signed at bottom in blue ink. Fine condition.

Lot: 330 - RICHARD WENDLER

RICHARD WENDLER (1898-1972) SS-Gruppenfuhrer and high-ranking Nazi official, mayor of Hof from 1933-1941, Governor of District Lublin during the occupation of Poland, head of Lublin concentration camp. Wendler was related to Heinrich Himmler through his sister's marriage to Himmler's brother. Collection of six A.Ls.S., all but two on his mayoral letterhead. All letters are untranslated, though certainly worthy of further research.

Lot: 331 - ROBERT BOHM

ROBERT BOHM German artillery general, commanded the giant railroad gun 'Dora'. T.L.S. 'R. Bohm', 1p. 4to., Unterhaching, June 1, 1961, to Dr. Charles Burdick. Bohm thanks Burdick for sending him photos and a report of the fate of the 'Dora' railway gun. He gives permission for Burdick to make use of his publications on the heavy artillery pieces he commanded, and elucidates his personal role in their operation, in part: '...During this battle, I was in charge of the group 'Heaviest Artillery', to which belonged not only 'Dora' and 'Thor' [a large self-propelled siege mortar], but also 'Big Bertha' (42 cm. mortar of the First World War)...' Bohm closes by mentioning that he would be interested in receiving Burdick's own publications on the topic. Signed at the conclusion in black ink. Folds, file holes at the left margin, else very good.

Lot: 332 - ROBERT RITTER VON GREIM

ROBERT RITTER VON GREIM (1892 - 1945) German Field Marshal and last head of the Luftwaffe, a Knights Cross winner involved in the invasion of Poland, the Battle for Norway, the Battle of Britain and Operation Barbarossa. His final words before taking cyanide were: 'I am the head of the Luftwaffe, but I have no Luftwaffe'. War-date S.P., 2.25 x 3.5 in. b/w, chest up side profile portrait in uniform, signed at the bottom and again across the image. Fine condition.

Lot: 333 - ROBERT S. JOHNSON

ROBERT S. JOHNSON (1920-1998) American fighter ace in the European theater, the first to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's record with 27 kills, all made while flying the P-47 Thunderbolt. A group of six signed items, includes: two signed biographical sheets, two S.P.s, two A.Ns.S., and other unsigned memorabilia. A great dealer's lot.

Lot: 334 - ROBERT VON WINTERFELD

ROBERT VON WINTERFELD (1879 - 1952) German general, commander Fortress Saarpfalz and Eifel, 1939-43. Vintage S.P., 4 x 6 in. b/w, a chest, up pose in uniform, signed post-war on verso adding rank. Fine.

Lot: 335 - ROCHUS MISCH

(1917-2013) Oberscharführer in the 1st SS Div. Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, served as a courier, bodyguard and telephone operator for Adolf Hitler. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a later copy of an image of Hitler, Braun and others on the balcony at Berchtesgaden. Boldly signed in blue marker at top left and in fine condition.

Lot: 336 - RUDOLF BOGATSCH

(1891 - 1970) German Luftwaffe general and Knights Cross recipient. Partly-printed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Luftwaffe Headquarters [n.p], Nov. 4, 1941, to the commander of the 285th Division commending the work of Oberst Neidhold and mentioning instructions, tactics and so forth. Bogastch ends by requesting that officers give him a 'warm and unreserved recommendation'. Boldly signed, light marginal wear, overall very good.

Lot: 337 - (ENOLA GAY) GEORGE CARON

(ENOLA GAY) GEORGE CARON (1919 - 1995) Tail gunner and the only defender of the Enola Gay during the historic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945. Facing the rear of the B-29, his vantage point made him the first man to witness the cataclysmic growth of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Signed typescript 'Hiroshima I Saw It First', 46pp. 4to., 1993, an interview of Caron in which he describes his experiences with the 509th and the bombing of Hiroshima, signed on the title page above his comment: 'A most awesome sight'. Fine.

Lot: 338 - RUDOLF BRANDT

RUDOLF BRANDT (1909-1948) Personal assistant to Heinrich Himmler, condemned to death at Nuremberg for human experiments and killings of prisoners in German concentration camps, including supplying 86 skeletons of Jews to a German anatomist. Fine association T.L.S. ‘Ihr R. Brandt' 1p. 8vo., Berlin, July 18, 1944, to OSWALD POHL (1892-1951) Head of the Economic Office of the SS and ultimate overseer of the concentration camp system. It was Pohl who turned his victims' dental gold, eyeglasses, hair, etc. into cash for the SS, using the infamous 'Max Heiliger' Swiss accounts. Captured and executed in 1951. Brandt writes, in part: ‘…I would be grateful if you would reply to my letter dated June 19, 1944 which I gave you at Bergwald…a request from SS-group leader Dr. [very possibly Karl] Brandt…about possible relief in the accommodation of prisoners. Basically, we are in complete agreement. I ask that I send a corresponding letter from the Reichsfuhrer...to SS-group leader Dr. Brandt…'. Karl Brandt (1904-1948) was a German physician and Reich Commissioner of Sanitation and Health involved in human experimentation and the apparent pioneer of the use of carbon monoxide for mass killings. He was also responsible for the 1939 ‘Law for the Protection of Hereditary Health' that was used to introduce compulsory sterilization. File holes at left, a tape repair, otherwise very good.

Lot: 339 - RUDOLF FREIHERR VON WALDENFELS

RUDOLF FREIHERR VON WALDENFELS (1895 - 1969) Highly decorated German general in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded the 6th Panzer Division. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, likely war-date, a fine Hofmann portrait boldly signed at the bottom. Very light crease at upper-left corner, heavy mounting remnants on verso, else fine.

Lot: 340 - RUDOLF HESS

RUDOLF HESS (1894 - 1987) Nazi German Deputy Fuhrer and second in command after Goring, Hess was one of Hitler's closest confidantes and friends. In an unauthorized peace mission, Hess flew a German fighter to England and surrendered, purportedly attempting to ally Germany with Great Britain against Russia. His mission, of course, failed and Hess was imprisoned at Spandau where he was found hanged in 1987. Exceedingly rare signed book, while Hess was imprisoned, dated '1946'. ‘Einflussreiche Englander' (‘Influential Englishmen') (Berlin: Frundsberg), 1938. 160pp. 8vo., blue cloth boards. Hess signs on the first flyleaf, adding the inscription: 'Prison of the War Criminals Nuremberg, 1946'. Fine condition.

Lot: 341 - RUDOLF HESS

RUDOLF HESS (1894 - 1987) Nazi German Deputy Fuehrer and second in command after Goering, Hess was one of Hitler's closest confidantes and friends. In an unauthorized peace mission, Hess flew a German fighter to England and surrendered, purportedly attempting to ally Germany with Great Britain against Russia. His mission, of course, failed and Hess was imprisoned at Spandau where he was found hanged in 1987. Very rare war-date A.N.S. 'R. H.' while a prisoner of the British, 1p. 24mo., on the verso of the calling card of Swiss Special Envoy and Minister Plenipotentiary WALTER THURNHEER. On the face of the card, the diplomat writes: 'With good wishes for the festive season'. On the verso, Hess notes: 'Received with a box of Cuban cigars on 12.25.1942. R.H.' Fold, with file holes grazing a few letters, else very good. Of course, virtually nothing exists signed by Hess while he was being held by the British. Thurnheer served in his position from 1940 to 1944. He served as an important go-between for Hess and his British captors.

Lot: 342 - RUDOLF HESS

RUDOLF HESS (1894-1987) Nazi German Deputy Fuhrer and second in command after Goring, Hess was one of Hitler's closest confidantes and friends. In an unauthorized peace mission, Hess flew a German fighter to England and surrendered, purportedly attempting to ally Germany with Great Britain against Russia. His mission, of course, failed and Hess was imprisoned at Spandau where he was found hanged in 1987. Perfect, full signature penned as a prisoner of the Allies on an oblong 8vo. sheet, [Nuremburg, n.d.], attesting that the signature is indeed his 'proper' signature. Two staple holes at top margin, otherwise fine. Such examples from Nuremberg are excessively rare as Hess feigned mental illness during the entire trial.

Lot: 343 - RUDOLF SCHMUNDT

RUDOLF SCHMUNDT (1896 - 1944) German officer and adjutant to Adolf Hitler. Between 1942 and 1944, he was chief of the German Army Personnel Office. Schmundt was injured during the 20 July 1944 assassination attempt on Hitler and died a few months later from his wounds. Retained copy of a letter of condolence sent by Schmundt to the wife of an officer killed in action, annotated by him at top in indelible pencil with the woman's name, 1p. 4to, [n.p.], May 23, 1942. In part: '...The news of the tragic death of your husband has touched me very deeply. May I assure you and your daughter of my sincerest sympathy...sorrow over your husband is shared by all the colleagues who were associated with him...to the end [he] proved himself as an honorable, upright man and an exemplary officer...' File holes, rough top margin, else good.

Lot: 344 - RUDOLF VON ALVENSLEBEN

RUDOLF VON ALVENSLEBEN (1901 - 1970) SS-Gruppenfuhrer and Major General of Police. His Selbstschutz paramilitary forces, formed by members of the German minority in Poland and led by SS officials, performed mass executions during the 'Intelligenzaktion Pommern' in the 'Fordon Valley of Death', the Massacres in Piasnica, and other atrocities. He rose through the ranks of the SS while posted in Poland and Russia, and was also appointed a major general. During the entire period, he continued to order mass murders. Alvensleben escaped with his family to Argentina in 1946 and German attempts to have him extradited failed. Very rare, war-date signature as commander of the SS-Standarte 46, executed on a small slip taken from a document and loosely mounted at bottom of a printed portrait measuring 8.5 x 11 in. Fine. During this command, Alvensleben was harshly reprimanded by Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler after he insulted a woman in Leipzig just days after his appointment.

Lot: 345 - RUDOLF VON RIBBENTROP

RUDOLF VON RIBBENTROP (1921 - 2019) German Waffen-SS officer and Knights Cross recipient, son of Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. He was a member of the LSSAH. Fascinating, very early signed book: 'Batterie Glahn' by Hubery E. Gilbert (Stuttgart: Frank'sche Verlagshandlung), ca. 1930. 160pp. 8vo., in illustrated cloth covers bearing some soiling an a few toned spots. Ribbentrop has boldly inscribed the front flyleaf (in German): 'The London Hitler Youth Rudolf Ribbentrop Oktober 36 - July 37'. Beneath his signature appears what was presumably his personal purple stamp: 'The State Youth Leader England' and a handwritten: 'L33'. Very good. The younger Ribbentrop was only 23 when his father was named Minister to England in October, 1936. He spent a year at the prestigious Westminster School before the press became aware of his presence there and he was obliged to return to Germany. As for the stamp - there certainly was no Hitler Youth branch in England in 1936-37. Could Ribbentrop - or someone in the Nazi administration - have created this stamp for his use to sway young British men politically? Certainly worthy of study.

Lot: 346 - SABURO SAKAI

SABURO SAKAI (1916-2000) Japanese ace of World War II with 64 aerial victories. S.P., 6.75 x 4.75 in. b/w, depicting Sakai in uniform seated in a casual pose in a field. Boldly signed by him in black ink at the top right. Fine.

Lot: 347 - SEMION BUDENNY

SEMION BUDENNY (1883 - 1973) Soviet field marshal and Commander in Chief of the Southwestern Front. An inept leader, Budenny allowed von Rundstedt's army to divide and nearly destroy his command. Typed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Aug. 9, 1946, regarding the cavalry's horse farms and other livestock matters. Signed at bottom left adding date. Holes at left from disbinding, light wear to edges, overall very good condition.

Lot: 348 - SERGEI GORSHKOV

SERGEI GORSHKOV (1910-1988) Soviet naval officer. During World War II he distinguished himself in landings on the Kerch Peninsula, was later appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Navy by Khrushchev, and under Leonid Brezhnev oversaw a massive naval build-up. Manuscript D.S. 2pp. legal folio, [October 1952], a military attestation of the Captain of the 107th Naval Coast Brigade, recommending that he remain in this high-level position. Also signed by seven other Soviet generals and admirals, most notably Admiral NIKOLAI BASISTIY (1898-1971), commander of the Black Sea Fleet whose career spanned both World War I and II. Wear and toning to edges, otherwise boldly signed in light blue ink at conclusion and good.

Lot: 349 - (WEWELSBURG/OCCULT) SIEGFRIED TAUBERT

(WEWELSBURG/OCCULT) SIEGFRIED TAUBERT SIEGFRIED TAUBERT (1880-1946) German SS-Obergruppenfuhrer, captain of the SS Wewelsburg Castle, an SS headquarters and the central SS occult site. Large and bold pencil signature as SS-Standartenfuhrer on a 4.25 x 2 in. slip cut from a document and mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine. A rare signature!

Lot: 350 - SONJA HENIE AT THE 1936 OLYMPICS

SONJA HENIE AT THE 1936 OLYMPICS (1912-1969) Norwegian figure skater and film star, three-time Olympic champion, including in 1936. Signature on a small slip, 5 x 3 in., adding ‘Good luck and best wishes'. Fine condition. Accompanied by a photo postcard of Henie at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and ten period photos showing the streets of Berlin decorated with large Olympic and NSDAP flags and shots of a lacrosse game. Very good.

Lot: 351 - SOVIET GENERAL BUDYONNY PLUS SEVEN SOVIET GENERALS

SOVIET GENERAL BUDYONNY PLUS SEVEN SOVIET GENERALS A partly printed D.S. in Cyrillic containing a great collection of signatures of Soviet generals, 3pp. 4to., Moscow, January 8, 1950, a military attestation of Colonel Alexander Sergyenko. Signing at the bottom of the second page as Commander of the Kiev district is ANDREY GRECHKO (1903-1976), in which he notes: 'Tactical preparedness is weak, exercises are carried out very rarely and on low level. Very sloppy attitude to service, he cares more about his personal affairs. Must be sent to study courses of commanders of divisions and to pay attention on more responsible attitude to work.' Signing the top of the third page in blue pen is SEMIEN BUDYONNY (1883-1973) Marshal of the Soviet Union and close political ally of Stalin, one of only two Generals to survive Stalin's Great Purge of Russian Army Generals in 1937. Below him are the signatures of seven other generals including FRANZ PERKHOROVICH (1894-1961), GLEB BAKLANOV (1910-1976), VASILY MOROZOV (1897-1957), ANATOLI GRYZLOV (1904-1976), VASILY DANILOV (1900-1966), NIKOLAI BOGDANOV (1899-1980), and one other unidentified signature. Toned with moderate edge wear and scattered stains.

Lot: 352 - SS OFFICERS KILLED IN ACTION (8)

SS OFFICERS KILLED IN ACTION (8) Lot of eight items signed by SS officers, many of whom were killed in action. Includes: WILLY VOIGT, SS Sbf. and Major of Schutzpolizei, KIA Apr. 10, 1945, signature cut from a document; HERBERT SPERLING SDHA 1938, KIA July, 1941, signature cut from a document; HANS -OTTO VON BERNUTH, Commander Panzer Reg. 6, KIA Aug. 24, 1944, signature cut from a document; WILLY REIFFLIN, SS-Standartenfuhrer, signature cut from a document; Der. Med. ALBRECHT WIEHLER, KIA Hungary Dec. 5, 1944, signature cut from a document with small photo in uniform; Standartenfuhrer EWALD SCHUMACHER, Fuhrer 28 Sta., signature cut from a document, and two unrelated 1946 certifications of his signature signed by HEINRICH VON WESTARP.

Lot: 353 - THE ‘BLOODY 100TH’

THE ‘BLOODY 100TH' A super item signed by twelve members of the legendary 100th Bomb Group, all executed on a 10 x 8 in. reprint of the squadron in flight. Signatories include: JOHN B. KIDD, JOHN LUCKADOO, ROBERT SCHOENS, ROBERT WOLFF, EDWARD YEVICH, ROBERT ‘ROSIE' ROSENTHAL, EVERETT BLAKELEY, GALE ‘BUCK' CLEVEN, HAROLD STEARNS, JAMES RASMUSSEN, and BILL MCCLELLAND. Offered with an unsigned 1945 V-J FDC, cancelled Sept. 2, 1945. Fine condition.

Lot: 354 - THE DEATH OF GEORGE S. PATTON

THE DEATH OF GEORGE S. PATTON LUCIUS TRUSCOTT (1895 - 1965) U.S. Army general, commanded the 3rd Infantry Division, VI Corps, Fifteenth Army and Fifth Army. Truscott was conspicuous in the invasion of Sicily and the landings at Anzio. Fine content and association T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Jan. 6, 1945 on ‘Headquarters Third United Army Office of the Commanding General APO 403' letterhead to fellow Gen. Geoffrey Keyes, in part: ‘…I am deeply grateful for your thoughtfulness in sending to me a copy of your General Orders No. 685 announcing the death of General Patton…I am sending herewith a copy of General Orders No. 353…which we published on this same occasion...'. WITH: said copy of General Orders No. 685 which reads, in small part: ‘…The Third Army is deeply grieved at the death of its wartime commander. His overpowering audacity coupled with consummate knowledge of the problems of warfare carried the Army through its first onslaught on the beaches of Normandy and across France and Germany into Czechoslovakia and Austria in 281 days of blinding battle…He gave unstintedly of his strenght [sic], courage and wisdom, and his name will be writ large in the annals of military history…'. File holes at top of letter, otherwise very good condition. Of course Keyes had a very close relationship with Patton as his deputy commander in North Africa, commander the Second Corps in Italy, newly-minted commander of the 7th Army, Sept. 1945 and no doubt shared deeply Truscott's grief. A nice pairing.

Lot: 355 - THEODOR EICKE

THEODOR EICKE (1892 - 1943) Infamous commander of Dachau, Eicke encouraged his concentration camp staff to live up to their death's head symbol and treat Dachau's prisoners with 'inflexible harshness', fittingly killed on the Eastern Front. Superlative content war-date T.L.S. with indelible pencil, 1p. 4to., [n.p.], Oct. 11, 1939 to SS-Sturmbannfuhrer [Emil] Lindenbach, commander of the guard detachment at Mauthausen concentration camp. An infuriated Eicke eviscerates Lindenbach for an unspecified act committed against his superior, camp commandant Franz Ziereis (1905-1945). In full: '...To: SS Major Lindenbach, currently in command of the guard detachment, Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Through the Commandant, Mauthausen Concentration Camp. Your behavior towards the commandant at Mauthausen Concentration Camp borders on mutiny and incitement. In 1938, at Dachau, you already came into prominence as a notorious trouble-maker. Your conduct signifies a standing threat to the maintenance of discipline and order. You have no talent for leadership; you possess, however, the capacity to corrupt. I cannot use men of your type at a grave moment such as this. I am herewith discharging you from service in the concentration camps of the home country, and am ordering you to report for duty with the army, so that you can acquire a better understanding of discipline and order. I have informed the commander of Area XXXIV about your conduct...' Possibly self-typed, with a holograph addition. File and staple holes, else very good. The fate of the unfortunate Lindenbach is unknown, but it would be a safe bet to assume he ended up in a punishment battalion and eventually...dead.

Lot: 356 - THEODOR EICKE

THEODOR EICKE (1899 - 1972) SS member and chief of Heinrich Himmler's chief of partisan warfare, reached the rank of SS-Obergruppenfuhrer. Signature as SS-Gruppenfuhrer adding rank and date ‘3.8.37' in his hand, cut from a letter and mounted beneath a printed portrait. Fine.

Lot: 357 - THEODOR WISCH

THEODOR WISCH (1907 – 1995) High-ranking member of the Waffen-SS, commander of the SS Division Leibstandarte (LSSAH), and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. S.P. 3.5 x 4.5 in. b/w, a reproduction of a wartime full-body view of Wisch in uniform wearing his Knight's Cross. Very good to fine.

Lot: 358 - THREE ADMIRALS SIGNED PHOTO

THREE ADMIRALS SIGNED PHOTO A fine S.P. 9.5 x 7.5 in. b/w, an Allied Photographers image of the USS PASADENA Cleveland Class Light Cruiser, with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. The PASADENA took part in the formal surrender in Tokyo Bay, at which all three admirals were present. Signed by: WILLIAM F. HALSEY, CHESTER W. NIMITZ and ERNEST J. KING, each adding rank, with Nimitz's in another hand. Slight abrasion and tear to top margin, creasing to bottom right corner with a small tear thereat, both easily matted-out. Otherwise in very good condition, and a superb association piece

Lot: 359 - TRAFFORD LEIGH-MALLORY

TRAFFORD LEIGH-MALLORY (1892 - 1944) RAF Air Chief Marshal, served as a Royal Flying Corps pilot and squadron commander during the First World War. An aggressive combatant during the Battle of Britain, he carried these tactics forward to air sweeps over occupied France and replaced Sholto Douglas as head of Fighter Command in late 1942. In August 1943, Leigh-Mallory was appointed commander-in-chief of the Allied Expeditionary Air Force for the Normandy invasion. His tough tactics were praised by Montgomery and he was posted to South East Asia Command but was killed in an air crash while en route to Burma. Excessively rare war-date T.L.S. with holograph salutation on blind-embossed 'Headquarters Fighter Command Royal Air Force' letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Bentley Priory, June 24, 1943 to Capt. T. S. Paterson. Leigh-Mallory thanks the man for his letter of a few days previous, 'and for the scarf which I like very much indeed...'. Very fine.

Lot: 360 - TRAUDL JUNGE

(1920-2002) German secretary who worked as Adolf Hitler's last private secretary from December 1942 to April 1945. After typing out Hitler's will, she remained in the Berlin Fuhrerbunker until his death. T.L.S. on her personal letterhead, 1p. 4to., Munich, Jan. 4, 1990 in German. In part: '...It's true that I've been carrying feelings of guilt all my life, but not because I worked for the Fuhrer, but because of the terrible things that happened in Auschwitz and elsewhere in his name, and of which I had no idea. Unfortunately, your well-intentioned claim can not free me from that...'. With the original with typed address and adding 'USA' in her hand. Fine.

Lot: 361 - U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS

U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS SURVIVORS Compelling signed photograph, 8.5 x 11 in. b/w, showing the ill-fated USS INDIANAPOLIS in a side view. The photo is signed by eight survivors of the doomed heavy cruiser, torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on June 30, 1945 after delivering parts of Little Boy, the first nuclear weapon ever used in combat, to the U.S. Army Air Force Base on the island of Tinian. About 300 of the 1,196 men on board died in the attack. The rest of the crew, 880 men, floated in the water without lifeboats until the rescue was completed four days later. 321 crewmen came out of the water alive, with 317 ultimately surviving. Only one remains alive today. The photo only takes up half of the page while the signatures fill in the bottom half.

Lot: 362 - ULRICH GREIFELT

ULRICH GREIFELT (1896 - 1949) German Chief of Staff of the Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Nationhood, instrumental in the forced relocation of Eastern populations. In February 1942, whilst serving on Himmler's staff, he wrote a directive accusing the Polish government of seizing ethnic German children and ordered orphans who 'looked' German to be forcefully examined by the SS Race and Settlement Office before undergoing extensive psychological study. Those that were racially acceptable were sent to German boarding schools and made available for adoption by the families of SS members. Sentenced to life imprisonment for war crimes. Cut signature, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied mug shot photo of Greifelt holding a card with his name at the Nuremberg Trials. Fine.

Lot: 363 - WAFFEN SS KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS (8)

WAFFEN SS KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS (8) Good lot of eight signed photographs of Waffen-SS soldiers awarded the Knights Cross. Most photos are approx. 4 x 5 in. Included is: ERTEL, Karl-Heinz; KAM, Sorem; KRAAS, Hugo; LICHTE, Karl Heinz; RIBBENTROP, Rudolf von (signed photo card); SCHMIDT, Walter; SENGHAS, Paul; and SIGMUND, Hans. Very good.

Lot: 364 - WALTER BUCH’S CARD OF CAPTURE FROM ‘CAMP ASCHAN’

WALTER BUCH'S CARD OF CAPTURE FROM ‘CAMP ASCHAN' (1883 - 1949) Chief judge of the Nazi party and father-in-law of Martin Bormann. Major participant in the 1934 S.A. ‘Blood Purge' in which he murdered many former comrades personally. Offered here is his ‘Card of capture for prisoners of war' dated May 22, 1945 bearing his name, place of birth, next of kin, date of capture, date of arrival, date of transfer, physical description, distinguishing marks, etc. At the bottom is the annotation CCPWE #32, an abbreviation for the Central Continental Prisoner of War Enclosure #32 of the infamous Allied prisoner-of-war camp in the Palace Hotel of Mondorf-les-Bains, Luxembourg, code named ‘Camp Ashcan'. Signed by Buch at the bottom right. In fine condition. WITH: a photocopy of his ‘Detention Report' bearing his mugshot and a photocopy of his ‘Prisoner of War Preliminary Record' detailing his personal and physical information with his fingerprints.

Lot: 365 - WALTER BUCH

WALTER BUCH (1883 - 1949) Chief judge of the Nazi party and father-in-law of Martin Bormann. Major participant in the 1934 S.A. 'Blood Purge' in which he murdered many former comrades personally. Typed D.S. 'Walter Buch', 1p. oblong 8vo., [Nuremberg], Sep. 1, 1945, a certification that the signature he applies to the document is his 'proper signature'. Fine. These forms were typically prepared by guards to obtain the signatures of inmates at the Nuremberg War Crimes trials.

Lot: 366 - WALTER CASPARI

WALTER CASPARI (1877 – 1962) German military officer, policeman, and leader of a Freikorps militia unit named after him. With his Division Gerstenberg, the Bremen Soviet Republic uprising was crushed. War-date S.P. 3.25 x 4.5 in. b/w, a bust portrait in uniform, signed: 'Caspari 1940'. Fine.

Lot: 367 - WALTER GORN (2)

WALTER GORN (2) (1898 - 1968) German general who commanded several divisions. He was a recipient of the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Pair of signed items, includes a S.P., 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a Hoffmann portrait boldly signed at bottom. WITH: an A.L.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Papenburg, Nov. 27, 1957, sending the photograph and mentioning his Knights Cross. Very good. Two pieces.

Lot: 368 - WALTER HENNECKE

WALTER HENNECKE (1898 - 1984) German admiral during World War II, awarded the Knight's Cross by Hitler for 'a feat unprecedented in the annals of coastal defense' when he destroyed the facilities at Cherbourg prior to surrendering the port to Allied forces. S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a reproduction of a painting of Hennecke, boldly signed in blue and adding rank in black ink. Fine.

Lot: 369 - WALTER HENNECKE

WALTER HENNECKE (1898 - 1984) German admiral during World War II, awarded the Knight's Cross by Hitler for 'a feat unprecedented in the annals of coastal defense' when he destroyed the facilities at Cherbourg prior to surrendering the port to Allied forces. T.L.S. 1p. 4to., Hamburg, Mar. 24, 1959 in German to a researcher. He mentions 'the very personal matter you mentioned', adding: '...I am ready to help you...I would ask you to give me more details in writing...if you are dealing with special technical terms...add them in German...'. Boldly signed and very good.

Lot: 370 - WALTER KRUPINSKI

WALTER KRUPINSKI (1920-2000) Luftwaffe ace, scored 197 kills, the last two in the Me262 jet fighter. Fine signed print, 27 x 23 in. (sight), a great image by artist Daniel B. Poole, signed by Krupinski in pencil at lower left as well as by the artist. Handsomely matted to 33 x 30 in. and set into a gilt-trimmed frame. Fine condition, and excellent for display.

Lot: 371 - WALTER RUDOLF KEUCK

WALTER RUDOLF KEUCK (1889-1972) SS major-general and police chief of in Lodz, Poland, and the Litzmannstadt Ghetto, the second-largest in German-occupied Europe. Tried in Poland with ordering the extermination of Jews in the Lodz and Poznan districts and sentenced to eight years in prison. Rare partly-printed D.S. 'Keuck', 1p. folio, Litzmannstadt, Sep. 20, 1940, appointing reserve policeman Heinrich Leschner a full member of the Litzmannstadt police force. Keuck signs boldly at the conclusion in black ink, adding his stamp as 'Polizeipraesident' of Litzmannstadt. Shows a horizontal fold and some surface soiling, with file holes at the left margin, else very good.

Lot: 372 - WALTER STORP

WALTER STORP (1910 – 1981) German generalmajor who earlier in the war was a bomber pilot and commander of several bomber wings. He ended the war as commander of the 5th Air Division in Norway, and having been awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. War-date D.S. as commander of II./Kampfgeschwader 76, 1p. 4to., Brussels, Oct. 7, 1940, a letter of recommendation for a lieutenant in his command. File holes, else fine.

Lot: 373 - WALTER VON SEYDLITZ-KURZBACH

WALTER VON SEYDLITZ-KURZBACH (1888 - 1976) German general and Knights Cross with Oak Leaves recipient. Captured at Stalingrad, he advocated for the formation of a German prisoner corps to fight Hitler's forces. War-date D.S., 1p.8vo., 'In the Field', June 24, 1940, the award of an Iron Cross, 2nd Class to a man in his command. File holes at left, else fine.

Lot: 374 - WALTHER FUNK

WALTHER FUNK (1890 - 1960) Nazi Minister of Economics who confiscated goods of imprisoned Jews to the Reichsbank via Himmler. Sentenced to life imprisonment. Bold signature on a 8vo. pre-printed sheet indicating in German and English that the example provided is: my 'proper' signature. Blind paperclip impression at top margin and one pinhole at top left corner, else near fine. Obtained by a guard during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials.

Lot: 375 - WALTHER FUNK

(1890 - 1960) Nazi Minister of Economics who confiscated goods of imprisoned Jews to the Reichsbank via Himmler. Sentenced to life imprisonment. Fine association A.L.S. on his Reichsminister letterhead, 4pp. 4to., Nuremberg, Sep. 11 [n.y.], to FRITZ WIEDEMANN (1891-1970), Hitler's adjutant until January 1939. In part: '...Yesterday, I once again talked in detail with Generalfeldmarschall Goering about my trip to the Balkans. Field Marshal Goering is of the opinion that this trip, which has been prepared politically and theoretically for months, is of great importance, not just in economic policy, but even more politically, especially in the present moment. The overwhelming economic importance of the southeast European economic area for the import of certain vital goods is well known. Now the English and the French are working against us, unfortunately not without success. The psychology of war is added and used cleverly. We will soon start new important negotiations with Yugoslavia, where the terrain has already become more difficult due to the described circumstances. It is the same in Bulgaria. The Turks have assured me through the Ambassador in Nurnberg that they want to mitigate the visit of the French Foreign Minister Bonnet before my visit by concluding the 150 million loan I have proposed by strongly emphasizing my visit. In Turkey, among other things, the orders for the Dardanelles fortification come into question...We are now putting pressure on the Romanians in view of their record crop for oil deliveries...Please also inform the Fuhrer that I have made all the preparations...' File holes costing a few letters of text, else very good.

Lot: 376 - WALTHER MODEL

WALTHER MODEL (1891 - 1945) German field marshal who led German armies against fierce Russian resistance at Moscow and Kursk, threw back Montgomery's attack at Arnhem, and killed himself following his defeat in the Ruhr Pocket. Fine content war-date T.L.S., 2pp. 4to., Dresden, Dec. 2, 1943 to his intelligence officer, Oberst Georg Buntrock. In part: '...Dear Buntrock! I have several requests for you as well. Naturally, I am particularly interested in the evolving position of your enemy. If possible, please request Herr General [9th Army commander Josef] Harpe for permission to send me via courier your enemy position report with a description of the events in the space around Gomel and southwest and west of Kritschev. It is to be hoped that your well-proven sixth sense will provide the basis for appropriate countermeasures in this instance as well. The problem will always remain: how can one best prevent or counter penetration or breaches of normal fronts, that is, thinly manned sections. It simply is not possible without reserves. ...The fewer reserves one has, the more important is your visionary eye!...Lieutenant Colonel [Oberstleutnant] Large, with whom I just spoke, will again be fit for duty by about the end of December. With regard to our war painter, Obgefr. Kistler, he proposed that he be assigned to draft the band cards...His exhibit here was successful...Finally, another request. Could you select and send me several particularly effective articles about the latest developments from your well-known newspaper from the period July-November. These might include descriptions of tributes or competitions, or father and son, or the great German soldiering spirit, or a short essay. I would like to have these on hand as a model. If you have anything new to report from the region under your command, I would naturally be thankful for any information. Personally, I continue with the replenishment/refurbishing, and so the progress of matters continues to be comical. First, double-time, then suddenly interruption, with occasional 'alarms'. But, it is tolerable as all this is taking place in Dresden...' Clearly typed in the field, possibly by Model himself. Fine. Following Model's withdrawal to the Dnieper, he was relieved the previous September and took the opportunity to go on three months' leave in Dresden with his family. Model's relief is believed not to have been a sign that he had lost Hitler's confidence, but rather that he had gained it, Hitler wanting him available should another emergency break out which needed his attention. Thus, on Jan. 31, 1944, he was urgently sent to command Army Group North, which, two weeks earlier had seen the siege of Leningrad broken by the Volkhov, Leningrad and 2nd Baltic Fronts.

Lot: 377 - WALTHER SCHROTH

WALTHER SCHROTH (1882 - 1944) General in the Wehrmacht and a recipient of the Knight's Cross. Schroth served on the 'Court of Military Honour,' a drumhead court-martial that expelled many of the officers involved in the 20 July Plot before handing them over to the People's Court. Schroth died in an auto accident in October 1944. Very rare war-date S.P., 3.5 x 5.25 in. b/w, a candid image of the general with his dog, boldly signed at bottom. Fine condition.

Lot: 378 - WALTHER VON BRAUCHITSCH

WALTHER VON BRAUCHITSCH (1881 - 1948) German field marshal and commander in chief who formally led the campaigns against Greece, France, Poland and the USSR. Early A.L.S., 1p. 4to., Dec. 28, 1922, sent to a major. Untranslated. File holes at the left margin, lightly creased and stained throughout.

Lot: 379 - WALTER WARLIMONT

WALTER WARLIMONT (1894 - 1976) German officer, Senior Operations Staff Officer to Keitel, a member of Hitler's inner circle, tried at Nuremberg. T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Rottach-Egern, Aug. 27, 1959, to an American researcher in German, in part: ‘...I would like to inform you about the Friedrich Sedlatzek, Kochel company in Upper Bavaria. I have informed [them] that your questions concern German orders and badges. The firm…will correspond with you personally…'. Mailing folds with a small hole at middle intersection, otherwise very good.

Lot: 380 - WALTHER WENCK

WALTHER WENCK (1900 - 1982) German general who headed the 6th Army and near war's end commanded the non-existent 12th Army, created largely to placate Hitler. S.P. 3.75 x 5.75 b/w, a reproduction of a chest, up photo in uniform, signed postwar adding rank at bottom and again signed on verso. Fine.

Lot: 381 - [VON STAUFFENBERG FAMILY] FRANZ SCHENK VON STAUFFENBERG

[VON STAUFFENBERG FAMILY] FRANZ SCHENK VON STAUFFENBERG FRANZ SCHENK VON STAUFFENBERG (1878 - 1950) German entrepreneur, uncle of Claus von Stauffenberg (1907-1944), leader of the failed July 20, 1944 bomb attempt on Hitler's life. Franz was arrested and jailed as a suspect in the plot. T.L.S. in pencil on his personal letterhead, 2pp. 4to., Wilflingen, May 9, 1938, a lengthy apology for the work his correspondent has undertaken on his behalf, and continues to discuss potential employment opportunities for his son. Fine condition.

Lot: 382 - WAR CRIMES TRIAL PASS ISSUED TO A...SPY!

WAR CRIMES TRIAL PASS ISSUED TO A...SPY! GUENTHER REINHARDT (1904-1968) American investigative journalist and undercover FBI operative. In 1934, Reinhardt became a consultant to the House Un-American Activities Committee through 1935, thence a special employee of the FBI through 1943 with codename 'Hal Hart'. He infiltrated the news business and reported that J. Edgar Hoover was a 'queer', brought Whittaker Chambers to the attention of the FBI, and later exposed Richard M. Nixon's secret meetings with psychotherapist Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker, a discovery which helped John F. Kennedy win the presidency. 'Permanent' press pass to the War Crimes Trials held in Salzburg, Austria, issued to Reinhardt in June, 1946 by a first lieutenant attached to the proceedings. Tape stains, else very good. These trials were largely aimed at the military leaders of the Einsatzgruppen.

Lot: 383 - WERNER MOLDERS

WERNER MOLDERS (1913-1941) German Luftwaffe ace, he became the leading German ace in the Spanish Civil War and was the first to claim 100 'kills'. S.P., 4 x 6 in. color, a printed postcard illustration of Molders in the cockpit, signed across the bottom in blue ink with fair contrast. Fine.

Lot: 384 - WERNER THIERFELDER

WERNER THIERFELDER (1915 – 18 July 1944) Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross, credited with 27 aerial victories, 6 on the Western Front and 21 on the Eastern Front. Thierfelder was killed on 18 July 1944 in the crash of a Me 262A-1a under unclear circumstances. Apparently, Thierfelder exceeded the airframe's limiting Mach number in a dive, perhaps while pursuing an Allied reconnaissance aircraft, leading to an irrecoverable dive. Very rare S.P., 2.5 x 3.5 in. b/w, a fine pose in uniform signed adding rank on verso. A few light pencil notes also on verso, else fine.

Lot: 385 - WERNER VON BLOMBERG

WERNER VON BLOMBERG (1878 - 1946) Minister of Defense and Supreme Commander of the German Armies early in Hitler's regime, resigned following accusations that he had married a prostitute. A.L.S. on the verso of a postcard from the Italian resort island of Capri, June 7, 1937, to KARL BOEHM-TETTELBACH (1909-2001), his American-born much-trusted aide who would be part of the German surrender delegation. Untranslated, but obviously friendly content. Also signing the postcard is a 'E. Marret [?]' unidentified by us. Fine.

Lot: 386 - WERNER VON BLOMBERG

WERNER VON BLOMBERG (1887 - 1946) Minister of Defense and Supreme Commander of the German Armies early in Hitler's regime, resigned following accusations that he had married a prostitute. Partly-printed D.S. on 'In Namen des Reichs' letterhead, 1p. large 4to., Berlin, June 6, 1935, a promotion document of one Paul Deter to serve as 'Senior Government Inspector in the Service of the Reich'. With large blind-embossed seal, fine.

Lot: 387 - WERNER VON BLOMBERG

WERNER VON BLOMBERG (1878 - 1946) Minister of Defense and Supreme Commander of the German Armies early in Hitler's regime, dismissed by Hitler following his marriage to an alleged prostitute. Ornate partly-printed D.S., 1p. sm. folio, Berlin, May 18, 1936, a Reichsdienst promotion boldly signed at bottom with blind-embossed swastika and eagle device. Fine.

Lot: 388 - WILHELM BITTRICH

WILHELM BITTRICH (1894 - 1979) General of the Waffen-SS who commanded the SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer in rear security operations ('bandit fighting') in the Soviet Union. Rare war-date S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a fine casual pose in the field in uniform, signed adding rand and dated in 1942. Contrast only fair, possibly trimmed, else fine.

Lot: 389 - WILHELM BITTRICH

WILHELM BITTRICH (1894 - 1979) General of the Waffen-SS who commanded the SS Cavalry Division 'Florian Geyer' in rear security operations ('bandit fighting') in the Soviet Union. Fine content A.D.S. signed twice, 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d., apparently pre-war], a partly-printed 'Fuhrer-Fragebogen' completely filled-in and signed at top and bottom in which Bittrich notes biographical details, military service, NSDAP political efforts, his receipt of both classes of the Iron Cross, etc. File holes and some minor edge tears, else fine condition.

Lot: 390 - WILHELM KOPPE

WILHELM KOPPE (1896 - 1975) SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and Police Leader involved in the operations of Chelmno extermination camp and Warsaw concentration camp, and against Polish resistance. He organized the execution of more than 30,000 patients suffering from tuberculosis, and also ordered all prisoners to be executed rather than freed by the Soviets. Escaped execution. Cut signature, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of Koppe in uniform. Fine.

Lot: 391 - WILHELM SCHMALZ

WILHELM SCHMALZ (1901-1983) German general and recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, tried and convicted of war crimes including the Civitella in Val di Chiana Massacre during which 146 civilians were murdered by Fallschirm-Panzer soldiers. T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Erbach, Mar. 11, 1960, to an American researcher sending thanks for a letter. Fine.

Lot: 392 - WILHELM SPEIDEL

WILHELM SPEIDEL (1895 - 1970) Luftwaffe general, the last to be appointed during the war, and Military Commander of Greece. Convicted in the murder of hundreds of civilians at Kalavryta, but jailed for only six years. Lot of three T.Ls.S. 5pp. total legal folio, Nurtingen, 1965, sent to the American ex-military attache in Berlin, Jacob C. Wuest. Largely untranslated, friendly personal content. Some fold splits and a paperclip stain, else very good.

Lot: 393 - WILHEM BEHRENS

WILHEM BEHRENS (1888 – 1968) German Wehrmacht general, recipient of the Knight's Cross for commanding Infanterie-Regiment 106, arrested by Soviet authorities in 1946 and interned until 1949. S.P. signed twice, 4 x 5.25 in. b/w, a reprint of a war-time image of Behrens wearing the Knight's Cross, signed once on the recto at bottom-right adding rank, and also signed on the verso, adding the date ‘26. Feb. 1962' with an inscription mentioning his Knight's Cross. Fine.

Lot: 394 - WILLIAM F. HALSEY

WILLIAM F. HALSEY (1882 - 1959) American admiral who led the task force attack on the Marshall and Gilbert islands and became commander of Allied naval forces in South Pacific commanding at the Solomon Islands and Leyte Gulf. S.P., 8 x 9.5 in. b/w, shows Halsey in a parade seated atop the rear seat of a convertible and waving. Photo is mounted, signature very light. Estimated accordingly.

Lot: 395 - WILLIAM F. HALSEY

WILLIAM F. HALSEY (1882 - 1959) American admiral who led the task force attack on the Marshall and Gilbert islands and became commander of Allied naval forces in South Pacific commanding at the Solomon Islands and Leyte Gulf. His memoir: 'Admiral Halsey's Story' (New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.), 1947. 310pp. 8vo. in blue cloth with gilt title and trim, dust jacket torn and worn in places. Halsey's memoir of his brilliant military career, signed on the half-title page. Ownership signature at top of same page, and on a front flyleaf, else very good.

Lot: 396 - WILLIAM GOTT

WILLIAM GOTT (1897 - 1942) British lieutenant general nicknamed 'Strafer' who served in World War I and World War II, appointed commander of the 8th Army in 1942 but was killed when his plane was shot down on the way to assume his command. Following his death, Bernard Montgomery Law was appointed in his place. Very rare war date printed D.S., 1p. oblong 4to, [n.p.], February 9, 1942, recommending a British soldier for an award. In part: '...On the evening of 21.1.42...Walker was sent forward to pick up some wounded men...On his way back...his ambulance became bogged in sand...[he] set about to dig his vehicle out when he was machine gunned from the air...[he] took the patients out, carried them to cover and returned to try and recover his vehicle. Again he was attacked by aircraft...he returned again and after digging and using sand tracks for four hours he succeeded in getting his ambulance on a track...By his gallant conduct Dvr. Walker has set a splendid example of determination and courage...recommended for the award to the Distinguished Conduct Medal...' Signed at the conclusion by Gott as lieutenant general. Very fine.

Lot: 397 - WILLIAM J. DONOVAN

WILLIAM J. DONOVAN (1883-1959) 'Wild Bill', American brigadier general chosen by Roosevelt to head the O.S.S. (precursor to the C.I.A.). Donovan planted over 16,000 people behind enemy lines and developed elaborate plans to subvert Axis military operations. Donovan served as the commander of the U.S. 165th Regiment, originally the famous 69th New York Infantry 'Fighting Irish'. The regiment would distinguish itself at the Second Battle of the Marne, the Ourcq River during the Aisne-Marne Offensive, and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Donovan himself would be awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in mid-October, 1918. Bold war-date signature on a FDC honoring V-J Day, cancelled Sept. 2, 1945. Light wrinkling, otherwise fine.

Lot: 398 - (WAR CRIMES) ALBERT PIERREPOINT

(WAR CRIMES) ALBERT PIERREPOINT (1905 – 1992) English hangman who executed between 435 and 600 people in a 25-year career that ended in 1956. During the Second World War Pierrepoint hanged 15 German spies, as well as US servicemen found guilty by courts martial of committing capital crimes in England. Most notably, he hanged convicted Belsen guards including Irma Griese ('The Bitch of Belsen') and William Joyce (propagandist 'Lord Haw-Haw'). Scarce signature on a 3 x 4 in. sheet. Fine.

Lot: 399 - (WARSAW GHETTO) PAUL MODER

(WARSAW GHETTO) PAUL MODER (1896 - 1942) SS and Police Leader in Warsaw from November 1939 to July 1941. Transferred to the Waffen SS, he served with the SS-Totenkopf Division and died in action on the eastern front. Moder's unit was responsible for guarding Jewish forced laborers in the ghetto, he arrested (and likely murdered) over 1,000 members of the Polish resistance, and was instrumental in building the wall which surrounded the ghetto. Excessively rare partial D.S., 7.5 x 2 in., Berlin, June 6, 1934, the bottom of a document filled-out and signed by Moder, mounted to an image of Moder in uniform. Very good.

Lot: 400 - WILLIAM J. DONOVAN

WILLIAM J. DONOVAN (1883-1959) 'Wild Bill', American brigadier general chosen by Roosevelt to head the O.S.S. (precursor to the C.I.A.). Donovan planted over 16,000 people behind enemy lines and developed elaborate plans to subvert Axis military operations. Bold ink signature on a slip, a bit closely-cut. Loosely mounted beneath a fine printed photograph.

Lot: 401 - WINIFRED WAGNER

WINIFRED WAGNER (1897 - 1980) Daughter of the composer Richard Wagner who also was of course much admired by Hitler. Hitler first met Winifred Wagner in 1923, when they grew very close. When Hitler was jailed for his part in the Beer Hall Putsch, Wagner sent him food parcels and stationery on which part of Hitler's political manifesto 'Mein Kampf' may have been written. Her relationship with Hitler grew so close that by 1933 there were rumors of impending marriage, though there were similar rumors about her love for English novelist Hugh Walpole. Haus Wahnfried - Wagner's home in Bayreuth - became Hitler's favorite retreat. When Hitler gained power, he ensured that Wagner was given a yearly allowance of 100,000 Reichsmarks. As for Winifred, her postwar devotion to the man she cryptically referred to as 'USA' - for 'Unser Seliger Adolf' ('our blessed Adolf') - remained undimmed. Good content T.L.S. on her personal letterhead, 1p. oblong 8vo., Bayreuth, Feb. 9, 1977 in German to a 'Herr Platte'. In part: '...I was very pleased that you felt the need to express your sympathy to me and I thank you very much for that. Enough negative things have been said about Hitler, mostly by people who didn't know him closely for 22 years, like me, and that's why I wanted to point out the positive sides of this phenomenon when Syberberg's tactless questions gave me an opportunity to do so offered . Warmly reciprocating your kind wishes...' In 1975, Hans-Jurgen Syberberg produced 'The Confessions of Winifred Wagner', a film in which Wagner opened up after 30 years about her relationship with Hitler, resulting in a torrent of criticism leveled at the 'old Nazi', as she called herself in the film.

Lot: 402 - WOLFGANG VON PLOTHO

WOLFGANG VON PLOTHO (1879 - 1946 went missing) German general, commanded the 269th Infantry Division from August 23, 1940 to March 1941 and the 285th Security Division from March 15, 1941 to September 5, 1942. After the end of the war he was probably kidnapped and has been missing ever since. Rare war-date D.S., 1p. 8vo., an award of the War Merit Cross with Swords to Oberzahlmeister Kurt Gebert, awarded on behalf of Gen. Walther von Brauchitsch. Very good.

Lot: 403 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY

WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY A group of four S.P.s of prominent German soldiers, includes: HANNES TRAUTLOFT (1912-1995) Luftwaffe ace with 58 kills in 560 sorties, a Knights Cross recipient, military advisor and Condor Legion pilot during the Spanish Civil War. Vintage S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a real-photo postcard of Trautloft in the cockpit, signed at middle. Contrast very light. WITH: HEINZ MACHER (1919- 2001) Waffen-SS officer and Nazi official awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, served as the second personal assistant to Heinrich Himmler. S.P. 3.5 x 5 in. b/w, a vintage image showing Macher in the field, very faintly signed. WITH: MAXIMILIAN VON EDELSHEIM (1897-1994) German general during World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. S.P. 3 x 5 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, boldly signed at bottom, and WILHELM MEENDSEN-BOHLKEN (1897 - 1985) German vice admiral and recipient of the Knight's Cross, Commander-in-chief of the German Naval Commando in Italy. S.P. 3 x 4 in. b/w, a reproduction of a vintage image, faintly signed at bottom. Four pieces.

Lot: 404 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II MILITARY

GERMAN WORLD WAR II MILITARY A group of three S.P.s of acclaimed German soldiers, includes: HUGO PRIMOZIC (1914 – 1996) German Sturmgeschutz (assault gun) ace and the first noncommissioned officer in the history of the German Army to be awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Fine S.P., 4 x 6 in., sepia, a real-photo postcard in uniform, signed at left. WITH: KARL FRIEDRICH MERTEN (1905-1993) German U-boat commander during World War II, credited with the sinking of 27 ships for a total of 170,151 gross register tons. Awarded the Knights Cross with Oak Leaves. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, shows Merten in uniform and signed across image. Fair contrast. WITH: HERBERT WITTMANN (1914-2007) Decorated ‘Legion Condor' Luftwaffe ace, a Knights Cross with Oak Leaves winner. S.P. 3.5 x 5.5 in. b/w, a head and shoulders portrait signed at middle with additional notations on verso, possibly in his hand. Three pieces.

Lot: 405 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY

WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY A group of three S.P.s of prominent German soldiers, includes: GUNTHER RALL (1918 - 2009) German fighter pilot and third highest ace with 275 'kills'. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date portrait, signed at bottom. WITH: HEINRICH TRETTNER (1907-2006) German general, commander of the 4th Parachute Division. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reprint of a war-date image of Trettner, boldly signed at bottom. Offered with his annotated calling card. WITH: KARL KREUTZ (1909-1997) Standartenführer in the Waffen-SS who was awarded the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Kreutz started World War II as a battery commander in the Das Reich Artillery Battalion and went on to command the division. S.P. 6 x 4 in. b/w, a contemporary composite image, boldly signed at right adding date 1986, with an A.N.S. Very good.

Lot: 406 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY

WORLD WAR II GERMAN MILITARY Two S.P.s of prominent German soldiers: ERNEST-WILHELM HOFFMANN (1904 - 1994) German army officer who was the last commander of the 4th Panzer Division and surrendered to the Red Army, also recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a war-date image, boldly signed in white ink. WITH: THEODOR BUSSE (1897-1986) German officer and Knights Cross recipient. Busse commanded the 121st Infantry Division and I Army Corps, and during the last five months of the war, he commanded the 9th Army which was by then part of Army Group Vistula. Busse led his men with distinction at Seelow Heights and the Battle of the Oder-Neisse. S.P. 4 x 6 in. b/w, a reproduction of a vintage image, signed at right with poor contrast. Offered with his calling card.

Lot: 407 - WORLD WAR I AND II R.A.F. AUTOGRAPH GROUPING

WORLD WAR I AND II R.A.F. AUTOGRAPH GROUPING Collection of twenty-three postal covers, signed by R.A.F. notables from both World War I and II. Signers include: FREDERICK ‘TAFFY' HIGGINSON (1913-2003) fighter ace, JOHN CUNNINGHAM (1917-2002) fighter ace, W.H. BONNER (Wing Commander), GEORGE BURGES (1916-1990), Wing Commander, TERENCE BULLOCH (1916-2014), Squadron Leader, JAMES CORDES (WWI Company Commander and WWII test pilot), REGINALD GORDON THACKERAY (Flight Sergeant), HARALD PENROSE (1904-1996) Chief test pilot at Westland Aircraft, GEOFFREY PAGE (1920-2000) Wing Commander, and more. In fine condition.

Lot: 408 - WORLD WAR II ACES

WORLD WAR II ACES A fine group of three S.P.s of American aces, includes: MARION E. CARL (1915-1998) World War II fighter ace, record-setting test pilot, and naval aviator. During World War II, he became the first-ever Marine Corps ace. He fought at Midway and Guadalcanal, and served through the Vietnam War only to be killed by a home intruder. S.P. 8 x 10 in. b/w, a reprint of a vintage image showing Carl in the cockpit, boldly signed at left. WITH: ROBERT LEE SCOTT (1908-2006) World War II fighter ace who flew with the Flying Tigers and is credited with 13 ‘kills'. S.P. 10 x 8 in. b/w, a reprint of a vintage shot of Scott in his aircraft, boldly signed. WITH: JOSEPH FOSS (1915-2003) Leading fighter ace of the Marine Corps during World War II and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. S.P. 11 x 8 in. color, an artist's illustration of Foss in the cockpit, cigar clenched in his mouth. Boldly signed across middle adding ‘VMA-121 USMCR'. Three pieces.

Lot: 409 - WORLD WAR II AUTOGRAPH GROUPING

WORLD WAR II AUTOGRAPH GROUPING Balanced lot of World War II autographs. Includes: photo postcard signed by THOMAS J. LYNCH (1916-1944) USAAF Lt. Col. credited with 20 aerial victories, shot down March 8, 1944; WITH S.P., 5.25 x 4 in. b/w, showing JOHN D. FROST (1912-1993) best remembered for his leadership of British airborne troops during Operation Market Garden. Frost signs at the bottom; WITH a S.P., 10 x 7.5 in. b/w, depicting a line of marching troops, signed by nine Medal of Honor winners from the Battle of the Bulge. Signers include: JAMES HENDRIX (1925-2002), MELVIN E. BIDDLE (1923-2010), LEONARD A. FUNK JR. (1916-1992), FRANCIS S. CURRY (1925-2019), JOSE M. LOPEZ (1910-2005), VERNON MCGARITY (1921-2013), PAUL J. WIEDORFER (1921-2011), PETER J. DALESSANDRO (1918-1997), and WILLIAM SODERMAN (1912-1980). Three pieces, fine.

Lot: 410 - (WINSTON CHURCHILL) JOHN HEAGERTY

(WINSTON CHURCHILL) JOHN HEAGERTY JOHN HEAGERTY British RAF Wing Commander and one of the Map Room officers at the Cabinet War Rooms, an advisor to Churchill. T.L.S., 1p. 8vo., London, Oct. 25, 1961, a form letter to famous author DENNIS WHEATLEY (1897-1977), who also during World War II was a member of the London Controlling Section, which secretly coordinated strategic military deception and cover plans and was involved in OVERLORD planning. A form letter concerning the upcoming 'Cabinet War Room Dinner', adding that: 'our well loved Marshal of the R.A.F., Dickie, and our equally well loved General, Ian, are both coming...Make a big effort: we want you...' Fine.

Lot: 411 - WORLD WAR II MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS (6)

WORLD WAR II MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS (6) A group of six handsome lithographs, 25.5 x 19 in. b/w, with well-executed illustrations of famed Medal of Honor winners. Includes: RICHARD K. SORENSON, WILLIAM E. HALL, WILLIAM R. LAWLEY, JOHN C. MORGAN, FORREST L. VOSLER, JAMES E. SWETT. Also includes a similar lithograph signed by DONALD S. LOPEZ. Seven pieces, fine.

Lot: 412 - WORLD WAR II PACIFIC THEATER ACES

WORLD WAR II PACIFIC THEATER ACES Signed book, ‘Into the Valley: A Skirmish of the Marines' by John Hersey (New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1943), first edition, 138pp. 8vo., signed by 10 aces, including: JOHN HERSEY, HANK HISE, ED SIMMONS, JOHN CONDON, R. E. GALER, JOE FOSS, KEN WALSH, DON GORDON, ARCHIE DONAHUE, and GEORGE CHANDLER. Dust jacket is worn, otherwise very good.

Lot: 413 - WORLD WAR II U-BOAT COMMANDERS

WORLD WAR II U-BOAT COMMANDERS A group of four S.P.s, each contemporary reprints of war-date images, includes: ERICH TOPP, REINHARD HARDEGEN, HANS GEORG HESS and HELMUT WITTE. Fine condition.

Lot: 414 - ZEMKE’S WOLF PACK

ZEMKE'S WOLF PACK HUBERT ZEMKE (1914-1994) World War II ace who scored 15 kills, and commander of the famed 56th Squadron nicknamed ‘Zemke's Wolf Pack'. Fine signed lithograph 25.5 x 19 in. b/w, a well-executed illustration of Zemke in uniform, boldly signed in pencil at bottom. WITH: FRANCIS S. ‘GABBY' GABRESKI (1919 - 2002) The top American fighter ace in Europe during World War II (34 1/2 kills), a jet fighter ace in Korea, and a career officer in the Air Force. A similar lithograph, also signed at bottom in pencil. Two pieces. Fine.

Lot: 415 - ‘ZEMKE’S WOLFPACK’

‘ZEMKE'S WOLFPACK' HUBERT ‘HUB' ZEMKE (1914-1994), commander of the 56th who scored 15 kills. Fine signed and inscribed book, ‘Zemke's Wolf Pack', by Zemke with Roger A. Freeman (New York: Orion Books), 1988, 256pp. 8vo. Zemke signs on the half-title page along with three of his pack: WALKER ‘BUD' MAHURIN, FRANCIS ‘GABBY' GABRESKI, and ROBERT S. JOHNSON. Very good.

Lot: 416 - ‘ZEMKE’S WOLFPACK’

‘ZEMKE'S WOLFPACK' HUBERT 'HUB' ZEMKE (1814-1994) Fighter pilot during World War II credited with 16 ‘kills', and leader of the 56th Fighter Group known as ‘Zemke's Wolf Pack'. Fine limited edition signed print 11 x 16 in. (sight), showing the P47D Thunderbolt piloted by Zemke in Summer, 1944, with limitation #878/1000. Boldly signed in pencil at left by Zemke, and additionally signed at right by artist MARK POSTLETHWAITE. Matted and set into a black metal frame measuring 16 x 21 in. Fine condition, ideal for display!

Lot: 417 - GERMAN ARMY 'SECRET' 1939 INVASION OF POLAND MAPS

GERMAN ARMY 'SECRET' 1939 INVASION OF POLAND MAPS A set of 23 maps and cloth slipcase, some numbered and all marked 'SECRET!', issued by the German Army General Staff in Berlin in advance of the Sep. 1, 1939 invasion of Poland. Twenty-three (23) maps are included. Varying in size, with the largest of Warsaw, 33 in. x 33 in., showing over one hundred important buildings, factories and facilities in the city, Other maps include an 'Industry Overview' of Poland showing the location of other key industrial facilities and the items manufactured or mined thereat, with a second map showing these facilities around Kattowitz; road and railroad maps of the country; a map dividing the country into small numbered segments; and individual maps of the cities. All fit into a red cloth and heavy board slipcase, splitting at the seams. Overall very good.

Lot: 418 - ‘SECRET’ MAP OF OKINAWA PREPARED JUST DAYS BEFORE BATTLE

‘SECRET' MAP OF OKINAWA PREPARED JUST DAYS BEFORE BATTLE Especially rare and important Allied map showing the Okinawa town, Yonabaru, on a 1:25,000 scale and dated May 17, 1945 at the right in red just beneath the marking ‘SECRET'. Below this label are the directions ‘Not to be carried forward of division command posts. Not to be carried in aircraft'. The 22.5 x 20 in. topographical map shows the locations of coastal defense guns, artillery, radio towers and stations, trenches, reefs, underwater obstacles, lighthouses, roads, railroads, rice fields, and Japanese defensive lines. The folds, which show it was folded down to a pocket-size, indicate this map was assuredly field used. At the bottom left it is marked ‘Contours Revised By 64th Engr. Top. Bn. USAFPOA April 1945 From Captured Japanese Map', clearly stating this map was created from a used map of a captured Japanese soldier. In pencil at the top right margin is the name of the owner ‘M/SGT. GAGAT'. Our research has revealed the Master Sergeant who owned and carried this map in the field to be Matthew Gagat, head of the machine shop on Okinawa and in charge of 50 mechanics and welders, tasked with repairing the 40-ton tanks, half-tracks and other vehicles on the island. Gagat had a brother who fought in the intense battles on the island as a 1st sergeant of the 6th Marine Division, and had barely survived. On the reverse is an aerial view of Yonabaru. The Battle of Okinawa commenced on May 26, 1945, a mere nine days after the creation of this particular map. The battle was the bloodiest in the Pacific, nicknamed ‘typhoon of steel' for the ferocious fighting, kamikaze attacks, and the sheer number of ships and armored vehicles of the Allies. An exceptional relic. Expected wear, showing heavy foxing and some marginal tears.

Lot: 419 - ‘SECRET’ MAP OF OKINAWA PREPARED JUST DAYS BEFORE BATTLE

‘SECRET' MAP OF OKINAWA PREPARED JUST DAYS BEFORE BATTLE Especially rare and important Allied map showing the capital of Okinawa, Nahu, on a 1:25,000 scale and dated May 17, 1945 at the bottom right in red just beneath the marking: ‘SECRET'. Below this notice are the directions ‘Not to be carried forward of division command posts. Not to be carried in aircraft'. The 22.5 x 20 in. topographical map shows the locations of coastal defense guns, artillery, radio towers and stations, trenches, reefs, underwater obstacles, lighthouses, roads, railroads, rice fields, and Japanese defensive lines. The folds, which show it was folded down to a pocket-size, indicate this map was assuredly field-used. At the bottom left it is marked ‘Contours Revised By 64th Engr. Top. Bn. USAFPOA April 1945 From Captured Japanese Map', clearly indicating this map was created from a used map of a captured Japanese soldier. The Battle of Okinawa commenced on May 26, 1945, a mere nine days after the creation of this particular map. The battle was the bloodiest in the Pacific, nicknamed ‘typhoon of steel' for the ferocious fighting, kamikaze attacks, and the sheer number of ships and armored vehicles of the Allies. An exceptional relic. Expected wear, showing heavy foxing and some marginal tears.

Lot: 420 - WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS AND JOURNAL OF PIONIER FELDWEBEL ADOLF TIBURTIUS

WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS, DOCUMENTS AND JOURNAL OF PIONIER FELDWEBEL ADOLF TIBURTIUS An incredible, massive collection of over 1,675 photographs, along with dozens of maps (many field-used and annotated), documents, imprints, newspaper, letters, and fair copies of field orders, all compiled in two large notebooks by Feldwebel Adolf Tiburtius, who served from the start of the invasion of Poland,

Lot: 421 - CAPTURED V-2 ROCKET DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOGRAPHS (TRANSLATION)

CAPTURED V-2 ROCKET DESCRIPTION AND PHOTOGRAPHS (TRANSLATION) An incredible translation of a highly detailed and lengthy war-date document, copiously photo-illustrated, describing every detail of the construction, systems, and operation of the much-feared V-2 rocket. This document is comprised of 318 period mimeographed pages with 90 photographs reproduced from the original German text which was dated February 1, 1945. At some point in time, a copy of that book was captured by the Allies, and on Feb. 5, 1946 the official translation offered here was issued under the auspices of the 'Foreign Document Evaluation Branch Ordnance Research and Development Center Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland'. The book was originally titled 'Manual A4' as the rocket originally bore the technical name 'Aggregat 4' (A4). It was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. Powered by a liquid-propellant rocket engine, it was developed as a 'vengeance weapon' and used to attack Allied cities as retaliation for the Allied bombings of German cities. The V2 rocket also became the first artificial object to travel into space by crossing the edge of space, on 20 June 1944. This manual for the world's first 'rocket ship' spares no details. Among the dozens of topics covered is: '...Technical data on the missile...War Head...Instrument Compartment...Fuel Tank...Propulsion Unit...Steam Generating Plant...Thrust Structure...Control Devices...the Tail...Power Supply...Propellants...Steering...Launching and in Flight...', etc. The illustrations are photo prints of the illustrations contained in the original German copy. These include exterior views, the warhead, instrument compartment, propulsion unit, oxygen and fuel tanks, valves and couplings, switches, gyros, jet vanes, preparations for launching, trajectory, and much more. Overall fine condition, a primary document used to launch the U.S. into the space age.

Lot: 422 - U.S. THIRD ARMY AFTER ACTION REPORT, 1 AUGUST 1944 - 9 MAY 1945, VOLS. I & II

U.S. THIRD ARMY AFTER ACTION REPORT, 1 AUGUST 1944 - 9 MAY 1945, VOLS. I & II Exceedingly rare pair of imprints: 'AFTER ACTION REPORT THIRD US ARMY 1 AUGUST 1944 - 9 MAY 1945. VOLUME ONE. OPERATIONS' and '...VOLUME II. STAFF SECTION REPORTS' (Washington, DC: U.S. Army), 1945. Heavy stock covers. The two volume set of the formerly 'Secret' history of the Third Army, produced by the Third U.S. Army Headquarters and the XIX Tactical Command on Gen. George Patton's Army in Europe during World War II. The work was classified as 'Secret' when first published, and indeed, this very set bears the word 'SECRET' printed upon every page, but on June 10, 1946 the volumes were, with some exceptions, declassified. Volume I, 'The Operations', combines narratives and data on movements, operations, loss of war material, and casualties, and is heavily supplemented with maps and supporting documentation. It is 421pp. with annexes and also includes printed photographs and maps throughout. Original acetate sheets remain between chapters. Volume II, 'Staff Section Reports', is unpaginated but about 1,000pp. and consists of 25 section reports: Command, G-1, G-2, G-3, G-4, G-5, Adjutant General, Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Artillery, Chaplain, Chemical Warfare, Engineer, Finance, Headquarters Commandant, Inspector General, Judge Advocate, Medical, Ordnance, Provost Marshal, Public Relations, Quartermaster, Signal, Special Services, Tank Destroyer, and Air. It too is illustrated with maps, photographs, and other illustrations, with the addition of various annexes. Apparently, some of the annexes were 'EXTRACTED' according to red ink stamps on the table of contents, seemingly indicating that the military or administration chose not to declassify them with the balance of the contents in these volumes. These massive 18 x 13 in. volumes are bound with screw posts with heavy cardboard backing. The illustrated covers are just a bit worn, but the contents, filled with data unavailable elsewhere, are near fine. A very rare printing, believed to have been issued in an edition of 250 copies or less.

Lot: 423 - POSTHUMOUS SPANISH CROSS AWARD WITH CUSTOM FOLDER

POSTHUMOUS SPANISH CROSS AWARD WITH CUSTOM FOLDER A rare combination of items, to include an award of the Spanish Cross, given to the deceased recipient's family, along with the accompanying custom-made leather presentation folder, possibly unique. The award document is 1p. 8.25 x 11.75 in., issued in Berlin on May 14, 1940 to the 'relative of the German fighter in Spain...Major Joseph Schraubel 22.5.98 - 44.11.37'. The document bears Hitler's blue lithographed signature at bottom. It is loosely contained within a custom-made blue leather folder, the cover bearing gilt-embossed oak leaves and the title: 'Honor Cross for Survivors of German Fighters in Spain'. A two-cord tassel is attached, and within the artist is credited at bottom: 'EMMA GERHARDT - JENA'. A repair with blue tape has been made to the spine, probably due to weakness thereat, and some rubbing to front cover and corners, else very good. Possibly unique.

Lot: 424 - JAPANESE WORLD WAR II SURRENDER TELEGRAMS

JAPANESE WORLD WAR II SURRENDER TELEGRAMS A superb set of five original telegrams announcing the acceptance of the terms of surrender of the Allied powers by the Emperor of Japan. Each telegram emanates from the War Department, Washington, Aug. 17, 1945, and is printed in a period font on official ‘Standard Form No. 14A' letterhead. These telegrams, due to the lack of docketing and exact

Lot: 425 - SS POLIZEI-DIENSTPASS FOR PARTISAN-FIGHTER

SS POLIZEI-DIENSTPASS FOR PARTISAN-FIGHTER Polizei-Dienstpass issued to German Police (SS) Oberwachtmeister Felix Palkovitz of the III. Polizei Regiment 4 which was incorporated into the SS in mid-1943. The foldout sheet midway through the book shows he served in Poland and was involved in dozens of battles against ‘partisans' locally and in the countryside, though many times in what were apparently anti-Jew mopping-up efforts. Palkovitz was promoted to oberwachtmeister or constable, senior constable, and a third unidentified promotion in 1943. The last entry in the book was in 1944. The ‘book cover' has been made out of a blank immunization form. Held within a badly torn envelope for Palkovitz, indicating his pass is inside. Overall, very good condition.

Lot: 426 - 'LEAGUE OF GERMAN GIRLS' CORRESPONDENCE LOT (150)

'LEAGUE OF GERMAN GIRLS' CORRESPONDENCE LOT (150) A large lot of approx. 150 letters and postcards, most handwritten, sent to TRUDE BURKNER MOHR (1902-1989), the first 'Reichsreferentin' of the 'Bund Deutscher Madel' ('League of German Girls'), the girls' wing of the Nazi Party youth movement. In 1928, she joined the NSDAP (Nazi Party), and in 1930 she was assigned the task of establishing a BDM in a Brandenburg district as an arm of the Hitler Youth. She became its leader in 1931, and by 1932 her group was the second largest in the country. When the Hitler Youth was suspended for excessive violence in 1932, the BDM was as well. This did not deter Mohr or her staff, and they carried on the activities of the organization. In 1937, after marrying Obersturmfuhrer Wolf Burkner, she became pregnant and resigned her duties. At the time of her resignation, the organization had grown to 2.7 million members. The letters are of varying sizes, page count, places, and dates, and are largely untranslated yet most are clearly sending congratulations to Mohr on the birth of her baby. Many of the senders seem to be upper-level leaders of the B.D.M. from throughout Germany. Certainly worthy of research and translation. Condition varies but mostly fine.

Lot: 427 - 'OPERATION CROSSROADS' PARTICIPANT'S CERTIFICATE

'OPERATION CROSSROADS' PARTICIPANT'S CERTIFICATE Commemorative certificate issued to a Navy participant in Operation Crossroads, the first postwar atomic bomb testing, conducted at Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific, July 1-25, 1946. This certificate is for the second test, 'Baker', held on July 24 when a 23 kt bomb was exploded underwater, beneath captured enemy vessels and old American ships. The 9.25 x 12.5 in. certificate shows a B-29 flying over the test fleet, the archipelago of islands, U.S. flags, mermaids, etc., and displays a small original photo of the 'Baker' blast at center. This particular example was distributed to crewmen aboard the USS BENEVOLENCE, a Navy hospital ship. Fine condition. On 25 August 1950 while returning from sea trials, BENEVOLENCE collided with a freighter in heavy fog and sank within 15 minutes off San Francisco. 505 crew members were rescued and 23 died.

Lot: 428 - 'SS-TOTENKOPFVERBANDE' PERSONNEL FILE OF RICHARD ZIMMERMAN

Fascinating personnel file of one Richard Zimmerman of SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 3 'Thuringen', consisting of approx. seven individual documents related to his recruitment into the unit. These include his 'ahnenpass', documenting his Aryan heritage; his SS admission certificate, 2pp. 4to., Weimar, July 26, 1939, featuring his biographical information, identification photo, and signature on the second page; a 1p. oblong 8vo. attestation of his good character and lack of controversial political affiliations, signed by an 'Ortsgruppenleiter'; his 'SS-Erbgefundheitsbogen', or heredity questionnaire; an additional 4pp. 4to. questionnaire setting forth his biographical data and featuring a handwritten personal statement signed by him on the second page, with three additional identification photos on the third page; a third condensed 'family pedigree' document; and a 1p. oblong 8vo. slip listing his forwarding information, completed upon his transfer to the 'SS-Panzer Grenadier Ausb. u. Ers. Btl. 3' in October of 1943. All are bound together in a file folder bearing Zimmerman's name, the designation of his unit, and his birthdate on the front cover. Shows some splits to folds and some soiling, else very good overall, worthy of further research. The SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 3 Thüringen was formed in Buchenwald in 1937. Two units took part in the occupation of Sudetenland (Czechoslovakia) in October 1938. It was used for 'police duties' during the invasion of Poland behind the lines of the 10. Armee between Upper Silesia and the Vistula river. These duties consisted of hunting down the remaining Polish soldiers, terrorizing the civilians and murdering political leaders, priests, intellectuals and Jews. Soldiers of the SS-Totenkopf-Standarte 3 Thüringen were guilty of numerous atrocities during the fighting in Poland, including massacres at Nisko, Rawa Mazowiecka, and Ciepielow.

Lot: 429 - 'THE ALLIED MILITARY MISSIONS IN BERLIN 1945-1948'

'THE ALLIED MILITARY MISSIONS IN BERLIN 1945-1948' Rare publication: 'The Allied Military Missions in Berlin 1945-1948' (Berlin: Bulletin Quotidien d'Information), 1949. 146pp. large 4to., heavily illustrated, no. 53 of 300 copies. A collection of portraits with brief biographies of the several dozen top leaders and administrators of the various foreign missions in postwar Berlin, presented in three languages (English, French, and Russian). This copy bears a Berlin, May 18, 1949 presentation inscription on the front flyleaf signed by Col. ALEXANDER P. HODGES (1894-1977) who served as Chief Allied Liaison Officer between the four occupying powers and the 15 Allied Military Missions. Also included is a British issue 1p. 4to. 'Movement Order' issued t Hodges on Aug. 6, 1948 giving him clearance to travel from Frankfurt to Baden-Baden, Prague, and ultimately, Berlin. A few rust spots to the pass, else fine condition.

Lot: 430 - 'UNIFORM FOR COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL'

'UNIFORM FOR COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE PERSONNEL' An original World War II date typescript document, unsigned, issued by Brigadier General Ralph B. Lovett, Adjutant General, by command of General Omar Bradley, 1p. 8vo., Headquarters, European Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, June 29, 1945, to the Commanding Generals of each army. The document concerns the uniform for counter-intelligence personnel and states, in part: 'Counter-intelligence personnel will wear the jacket, field, wool, as prescribed in Sec VII, WD Cir 391, dated 30 September 1944, at all times while engaged in counter-intelligence duties in this theater. The only insignia which will be worn....is the metallic U.S. insignia on the upper lapels of the jacket. The metal 'US' will be worn on both sides of the shirt collar....Insignia of rank or branch will not be worn except in unusual situations where insignia is essential to the accomplishment of the particular assigned mission. Similarly, civilian clothing may be worn by such personnel where the particular mission makes such clothing desirable....All military police will be informed of the contents of this letter'. Neatly trimmed and with some light creasing and age wear, very good.

Lot: 431 - (ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE) BATTLE RADIO TRANSMISSION RECORD

(ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE) BATTLE RADIO TRANSMISSION RECORD A contemporary carbon copy of the record of British naval radio transmissions during the Battle of the River Plate on Dec. 13, 1939, from the papers of Capt. Douglas H. Everett, captain of the H.M.S. AJAX. This record, 3pp. legal folio on British Admiralty-embossed letterhead, appears to be an immediate post-battle record created for Everett's own files. There are easily over one hundred entries, with cypher messages listed at the conclusion, with one sheet annotated 'comdr' on verso, the first page so marked at top. The list is headed: 'Synopses of Signals made relative to the action on 13 December 1939...' and a small sampling reads as follows: '...0414 Exeter from C.S.A. Investigate smoke bearing 324 [deg.]...0418 POCKET BATTLESHIP opened fire 0420 Exeter opened fire...0421 Achilles opened fire...0423 Ajax opened fire...0452 Ajax aircraft catapulted...0513 General from C.S.A. Proceed at utmost speed...0546 Achilles...I am nearly out of ammunition...0630...Ajax shadow enemy from sector B Achilles from Sector A...0654...Achilles...I have some trouble with some of the guns running out...0750 Exeter from C.S.A. Join me Request your maximum speed...0806 Pocket Battleship opened fir on Achilles 2 salvoes...0927...C.S.A. from Exeter IMMEDIATE All guns out of action...1045...Do you know where Admiral Scheer is...1140 Achilles from C.S.A. How many dead and wounded have you got...1147 C.S.A. from Exeter...One gun in Y turret available...All other main armament permanently out of action...1702...Ajax will proceed south of English bank in case she doubles out. Be careful you are not caught at dawn...he may come to sea again anytime. He is not to be relied on to respect territorial waters...1713 POCKET BATTLESHIP OPENED FIRE ON AJAX...1913 POCKET BATTLESHIP OPENED FIRE & ENGAGED ACHILLES...0140...Enemy is making smoke...' Much more. Some foxing and edge wear, an old, original paperclip rust mark at top, else very good.

Lot: 432 - (GEORGE S. PATTON)

(GEORGE S. PATTON) Three items related to the funding of ‘The George S. Patton Memorial Fund' in 1946, includes: a check signed by Patton's finance officer W. L. PACKETT, ordering a $5.00 payment to the fund. WITH: a printed menu for the launch of the fund titled ‘‘D' Day on the Continent: Anniversary Party and Launching of the General George S. Patton Memorial Fund, 1 August 1946', as well as a copy of a printed newspaper tribute to Patton by writer George E. Sokolsky, stamped Feb. 25, 1946 at top, with fine content. Three pieces, very good.

Lot: 433 - (JOSEF ‘SEPP’ DIETRICH)

(JOSEF ‘SEPP' DIETRICH) (1892 - 1966) Commanded 6th Panzer Army in the Battle of the Bulge. Sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment for the execution of American P.O.W.s during the offensive. A certificate, 1p. folio, Berlin, Apr. 23, 1936, in which Dietrich as leader of the legendary ‘Teja' Sturmbattailon Freikorps Oberland is honored for his service. The Freikorps Oberland was a voluntary paramilitary unit that participated in the Battle of Annaberg as part of the liberation of Upper Silesia from Polish Insurgents, May 1921, and possibly was involved in the Munich Putsch of 1923. Light foxing, otherwise very good condition.

Lot: 434 - (NAZI STOLEN ART) HELMUT VON HUMMEL

(NAZI STOLEN ART) HELMUT VON HUMMEL HELMUT VON HUMMEL (1910-2012) German lawyer, SS-Sturmbannfuhrer and Martin Bormann's private secretary and personal advisor for special projects. He played a key role in the 'Special Order Linz' which involved putting together a museum in Linz from stolen art. Hummel, along with Bormann, advocated storing the vast collection of works of art in salt mines. Fine

Lot: 435 - (WILLIAM J. DONOVAN)

(WILLIAM J. DONOVAN) WILLIAM J. DONOVAN (1883-1959) 'Wild Bill', American brigadier general chosen by Roosevelt to head the O.S.S. (precursor to the C.I.A.). Donovan planted over 16,000 people behind enemy lines and developed elaborate plans to subvert Axis military operations. Very early document issued to Donovan, 1p. large 8vo., [Tokyo, June, 1919]. The document, signed with 'chops' and in Japanese with Donovan's name typed thereon, is explained in an accompanying letter sent by Director General of the Japanese Ministry of Communications to Donovan: '...I send you herewith a special certificate authorizing you to file telegrams for New York...without prepayment...' Very good. Following his return from World War I, Donovan took his wife on a combined vacation, business trip, and intelligence mission to Japan, China, and Korea, then went on alone to Siberia during the Russian Civil War. He went back to work at his law firm, but also took an extensive journey to Europe, where he did business on behalf of J. P. Morgan and gathered intelligence about international Communism.

Lot: 436 - ‘RECHTSOPPOSITION REAKTION’

‘RECHTSOPPOSITION REAKTION' An intriguing typed document, 2pp. legal folio, [n.p., n.d.], simply titled ‘Rechtsopposition Reaktion' (Rightwing Opposition), and listing 73 individuals, many of whom are household names in the NSDAP leadership and military! Persons named include leaders such as Hans Becker, Otto von Feldmann, Max Frick, Walter Hartmann, Oskar Hergt, Karl Jarres, Gustav Knepper, Otto Strasser, and many others. Stain and loss at top and damp staining and wear to margins, overall very good and certainly worthy of further research.

Lot: 437 - ‘RESTRICTED’ NORTHROP P-61C BLACK WIDOW MANUAL

‘RESTRICTED' NORTHROP P-61C BLACK WIDOW MANUAL Original manual ‘Erection and Maintenance Instructions For Army Model P-61C Airplane' (Army Air Force), Sep. 5, 1945, only three days after the end of World War II. 665pp. 4to., paperback. The title page is twice marked ‘Restricted' and stamped ‘Return to Engineering Office'. This manual covers all aspects of the twin-engine fighter aircraft, including: dimensions, loading bombs, cleaning, reassembly, ground operations, special tools and equipment, major components and installations, alloy treatments, and much more. Several diagrams support the detailed text throughout. The cover is heavily foxed, though the interior pages appear to be in fine condition. The Northrop P-61 Black Widow operated effectively as a night fighter. The P-61B ‘Lady in the Dark' was unofficially credited with the last Allied air victory before VJ Day on Aug. 14, 1945.

Lot: 438 - 1935 AUSWEIS FOR THE 1935 NUREMBURG RALLY

1935 AUSWEIS FOR THE 1935 NUREMBURG RALLY A 4 x 6 in. printed identity card issued to craftsman Helmuth Greissmeier [?] for admittance to the Nuremberg 7TH Party Conference, Sept. 10-16, 1935. This conference is also referred to as the ‘Rally for Freedom' which reintroduced compulsory military service and ‘freedom' of Germans from the Treaty of Versailles. Staining, wrinkling and wear as expected, overall good condition.

Lot: 439 - 1943 GERMAN MAP

1943 GERMAN MAP An original German World War II vinyl map measuring 35 x 36 in., showing Greece, Turkey and North Africa. While the map itself was printed in 1940, a printed emendation at bottom left states: "Status of the Ground Organization, May 31, 1943'. Folds, very good condition.

Lot: 440 - ADOLF HITLER TELEGRAM TO FIELD MARSHAL GERD VON RUNDSTEDT

ADOLF HITLER TELEGRAM TO FIELD MARSHAL GERD VON RUNDSTEDT Rare war-date typed telegram sent by Adolf Hitler to German Field Marshall GERD VON RUNDSTEDT (1875-1953) who led the blitzkrieg attack on France, seizing the country within two weeks, only to later be defeated by Allied forces in Normandy and in the desperate Battle of the Bulge. The document, 1p. 4to., [Berlin], Dec. 12, 1942, reads in full: 'To General Field Marshal von Rundstedt Commander-in-Chief (West) Dear Field Marshal, Please accept my warm good wishes on your birthday today. The past year in your life has placed particularly heavy demands on you and on the troops under your command. All tasks have been accomplished in exemplary fashion. I wish you health and strength for your highly responsible work during the forthcoming year. With the German greeting, Yours Adolf Hitler'. File holes and some edge wear, blank bottom receipting section detached, and a corner clipped, still very good. Early in the year, von Rundstedt had been recalled to France following the failure of Hitler's 'Hunger Plan' in the East, which resulted in mass starvation in Kiev and Kharkov. Although he was commander of the German Army in the west, the military governors in Paris and Brussels were not under his direct command, and he had no control over the Kriegsmarine or Luftwaffe. He also had no control over the SS and Gestapo operations in France. On 20 October French Communists assassinated the German commander in Nantes, Karl Hotz, triggering the execution of over 100 French hostages. As military governor, Stulpnagel directed the policy of executing hostages. Rundstedt had no direct control over the Army's response to Resistance attacks. Nevertheless, many held him responsible, then and later. In November 1942 the Allies invaded French North Africa (Operation Torch). When the Vichy authorities in Africa surrendered after token resistance, the Germans responded by occupying all of France and dissolving what remained of the French Army.

Lot: 441 - AMERICAN SAILOR'S JOURNAL DETAILS THE INVASION OF NEW GUINEA

Well-detailed journal from an unknown American Navy sailor, 4.5 x 6 in., featuring approx. 25-30 pages of handwritten text from his service in the South Pacific, ranging in date from February 1943 to February, 1944. Earlier entries speak of the tranquility of Guadalcanal, just weeks after the end of the Allied campaign on the island, adding: 'how peaceful! Very beautiful place...Very quiet...no Japs activity...beautiful dawns & sunsets - premonition, too peaceful...' Later entries, however, detail the various landings of near New Guinea, reading in part: 'Asawe Landing - Islands w high cliffs - shooting over them. Jap resistance on beach...Dive bombers over... Cape Gloucester Landing - fire by Australia, Shropshine, Phoenix, and Nashville...60 craft approx...appearance of 2100 toners...beautiful bombardment & bombings by B24's, 25's, A-20's...huge smoke screen...sinking of Bunsen, & attacks on Shaw, Janssen, & Mugford after we left...14,900 men & 30000 tns of equipment by 2nd day...'. In addition, an undated handwritten account, written on a lined sheet of paper and folded within the journal, writes of an additional invasion on the Huon Peninsula. In part: 'At dawn on the 4th...Allied force, under command of Sir Thomas Blamey, was landed on the south coast of Huon Peninsula at a point approximately 14 miles east of Lae...stormed ashore under the protective cover of a smoke screen, after naval vessels had prepared the way with a heavy bombardment of the beachhead areas. The Japanese were apparently caught unawares and our landing was unopposed. As the infantry was moving ashore to the East, Allied Liberators heavily attacked Lae, adding 96 tons of bombs...At the same time, Mitchell bombers strafed Japanese positions along the coast and attacked the landing strip and surrounding areas of Hapoi...At midday the Allied fighters protecting the landing operations intercepted and dispersed a formation of Japanese bombers & fighters which were attacking our shipping in Huon Gulf. Our planes shot down 21 of the attackers, including a flying boat which the enemy had pressed into attack service in their desperate need for planes'. Many more shorter entries, including one account of a 'man overboard' and a February 1944 account of the dropping of four depth charges on the way to Gloucester. The journal is in navy blue leather covers, with the front cover bearing a red shield at center with the title: 'My Life in the Service'. Very good to fine condition. Should be researched.

Lot: 442 - U.S.S. INDIANAPOLIS-CANCELED POSTAL COVERS (6)

Good lot of five postal covers with U.S. Navy cancels, all mailed by Ensign H. L. Brummel who writes 'U.S.S. Indianapolis' in his return address, all sent between May 9 and Dec. 8, 1944, to his parents in New York. Also included is a V-Mail letter to his parents, April 20, 1944, friendly content sent while on leave. Very good.

Lot: 443 - ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF A GERMAN WORLD WAR II SOLDIER

ILLUSTRATED DIARY OF A GERMAN WORLD WAR II SOLDIER A ‘Tagenbuch' (Daily Book) measuring 7 x 6 in. with red leatherette cover and lock with key, with 25pp. of original pencil and charcoal drawings of soldiers in caricature, landscapes, a gravestone, portraits, and more. Each drawing is executed by a different individual, and all show skill and sensitivity. At the back of the book are several dedication pages in which soldiers send greetings and sentiments. Wear to spine and covers, but interior pages very clean.

Lot: 444 - ANNOTATED 1938 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TRANSPORT PLANE MAP

ANNOTATED 1938 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TRANSPORT PLANE MAP Original World War II map, 46 x 25 in., 1938, a multi-purpose map titled ‘Air Navigation Map in Mercator Projection' and noted as ‘The Preliminary Edition of the Eastern North Sea and Baltic Sea States', used to plot air support for German attacks in Russia. On first pass, the map does not indicate elevations, air routes, or other information pertinent to air transport, and rather includes oceanic depths, magnetic declination indicated in green, major roadways and borders. However, a large, indelible blue pencil sketch in Poland marks off a trapezoidal area of flight paths and distances between the cities of Konigsberg, Brusterort, Riga, Memel, Kaunas, Daugavpils, Salzy, Dno and Pakow, all broken into 100km sections, most likely to indicate the maximum distance possible per flight. There is also another, more faint outline showing a flight path from Dugavpils north through Pakow which is less than 50km south of Leningrad, suggesting that it was indicating routes for the Luftwaffe to support German advances into the East. Although dated 1938, it is possible that this map used in 1941 prior to the siege of Leningrad. Usual with typical small holes at junctures, well-worthy of further research.

Lot: 445 - ANNOTATED WORLD WAR II GERMAN LUFTWAFFE NAVIGATION MAP

ANNOTATED WORLD WAR II GERMAN LUFTWAFFE NAVIGATION MAP An excellent map of Europe, undated and 48 in. square, showing red and blue indelible pencil flight routes and landing points over the whole continent, from eastern Germany to the Normandy coast. Drop points are concentrated along Normandy and south of Augsburg, leading one to speculate about when this map was notated, perhaps 1942, and also to speculate as to why most of the flight paths are in red while a much fewer number are in blue. Linen-backed for easy folding and portability, and in very good condition.

Lot: 446 - B.D.M. AWARD DOCUMENTS (3)

B.D.M. AWARD DOCUMENTS (3) Lot of three B.D.M.-related award documents, each 1p. 8.25 x 11.75 in., 1934 and 1936, one a Gau Franken recognition of services issued in Nuremberg, May 1, 1936, the other documents both sports awards issued for the 'Deutsches Jungfest 1934. Condition varies, generally very good.

Lot: 447 - BALLOT FOR THE 1934 REFERENDUM ON HITLER'S SUPREME LEADERSHIP

BALLOT FOR THE 1934 REFERENDUM ON HITLER'S SUPREME LEADERSHIP Scarce printed ballot, 5.5 x 9.75 in. asking the German voting public to approve the merging of the offices of Chancellor and President following the death of Paul von Hindenburg, in a referendum held on August 19, 1934. The ballot reprints the text of the 'Law on the Head of State of the German Reich', passed by the Reichstag on Aug. 1, and asks the voters to approve the resolution with the language: '...The office of the President of the Reich is unified with the office of the Chancellor. Consequently all former powers of the President of the Reich are demised to the Führer and Chancellor of the Reich Adolf Hitler. He himself nominates his substitute'... Do you, German man and German woman, approve of this regulation provided by this Law?...'. Contrary to other ballots commonly encountered from the period of Hitler's seizure of power, the circles for 'Ja' and 'Nein' are of equal size. The ballot has not been completed, and shows original folds and two spots of faint soiling, else very good to fine. The resolution was passed by a wide margin, thanks to the voter suppression and ballot forging efforts of the NSDAP, to the effect that in certain regions, the final number of 'yes' votes was greater than the number of eligible voters.

Lot: 448 - BERLIN CHANCELLERY LETTERHEAD

BERLIN CHANCELLERY LETTERHEAD Blank letterhead from the Chancellery in Berlin, 1p. 8 x 8 in., headed: ‘Kanzlei de Fuhrers der NSDAP' with blind-embossed NSDAP eagle and swastika directly above. In excellent condition.

Lot: 449 - CERTIFICATE FOR AN SS-UNSCHARFUHRER

CERTIFICATE FOR AN SS-UNSCHARFUHRER Handsome partly-printed D.S. 1p. folio, Berlin, Oct. 1, 1937, an award certificate honoring the service of SS-Unscharfuhrer Hans Templin for his service in the LSAH. Signed by an unidentified SS-Oberstgruppenfuhrer, fine condition.

Lot: 450 - DOSSIER OF A GERMAN INTELLIGENCE CORPS OFFICER

DOSSIER OF A GERMAN INTELLIGENCE CORPS OFFICER A group of five documents relative to Alfred Rudolf, an under officer in the Intelligence Corps, includes: Rudolf's Wehrmacht ID, issued Nov. 9, 1943; his award of the Service Cross, Second Class with Oak Leaves, with facsimile signature of Wilhelm Keitel; a document certifying that he passed radio training in Pasewalk, Jan. 5, 1940, a document swearing-in Rudolf as Block Leader in the Rosenthal office; a 1938 document honoring Rudolf's service in the NSD and WHW, and three original photographs showing Rudolf in uniform and with his young son. Very good.

Lot: 451 - DOSSIER OF AN IRON CROSS WINNER KILLED IN ACTION

DOSSIER OF AN IRON CROSS WINNER KILLED IN ACTION A group of documents related to the career and death of Corporal Friedrich Fresse, killed in action on July 29, 1944 in Dunaberg. Includes: an award document, 1p. folio, Nov. 30, 1939, honoring Fresse with the 1 October 1938 Commemorative Medal; five World War II-date award documents issuing to Fresse the Wound Badge, Nov. 6, 1941; the Iron Cross, Second Class, Dec. 13, 1941; the Infantry Assault Badge in Silver, July 28, 1942; the Eastern Medal, July 29, 1942; Iron Cross, First Class, Sept. 12, 1943, and finally the Close Combat Badge, Oct. 11, 1943. WITH: a ‘Special Recognition' document, 1p. 8vo., Uritzk, Oct. 8, 1941, with a facsimile signature of Walter von Brauchitsch; a T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Aug. 6, 1944, to Fresse's widow reporting his death; a second T.L.S. 1p. legal folio, Aug. 20, 1944, a posthumous promotion of Fresse to Sergeant, and more. Overall very good condition.

Lot: 452 - DRIVING AWARD FOR AN LSSAH SOLDIER

DRIVING AWARD FOR AN LSSAH SOLDIER Partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., [n.p.], May 10, 1944, a ‘motor vehicle preservation award' offered to Siegfried Ortgiesse, SS-Panzer Grenadier Regiment 2 ‘LSSAH' [Liebstandarte SS Adolf Hitler]. Signed by a commander at bottom right, folds, very good.

Lot: 453 - FIRST TRANSMISSION BETWEEN AMERICA AND JAPAN UPON SURRENDER

FIRST TRANSMISSION BETWEEN AMERICA AND JAPAN UPON SURRENDER Original document, 1p. 4to., [n.p., n.d.], the very first transmission between the United States and Japan after the surrender of Japan at the end of World War II. The top half of the document states the message is from the U.S. Army from an unidentified station to Japan in an attempt to reach out to them for the first time since the Pearl Harbor attack. It is notated that the U.S. ‘received one message from WVLX', but the context reveals this to be an auto-reply rather than a real time reply from Japan. The message from the U.S. reads in full: ‘This is the first message in history to pass between Japan and the United States over an Army circuit PD it is the first direct message of any kind between Japan and the United States since that infamous December day in 1941 PD from the United States Army Signal Corps personnel operating from special facilities on a United States Naval vessel in the waters of Tokyo Bay come felicitations to our comrades in arms CMA the men and women of the Signal Corps throughout the world'. A most unique document. The paper has become very delicate over time, bearing several tears, repaired with archival tape on the verso.

Lot: 454 - GENERAL GEORGE ERSKINE IS CONGRATULATED ON HIS CAPTURE OF TUNIS

GENERAL GEORGE ERSKINE IS CONGRATULATED ON HIS CAPTURE OF TUNIS On May 7, 1943, Gen. George Erskine and the 7th Armored Division or ‘Desert Rats' captured Tunis, which helped lead to the surrender of the Axis Powers in Africa only six days later. This lot is comprised of three telegrams, all dated May 14, 1943, congratulating Erskine on his victory. One message reads in part: ‘...The whole regiment sends you and the battalions greetings and congratulations on [a] glorious finish to long and arduous campaigns from Egypt to Tunis. We are very proud...'. Accompanied by an A.L.S. penned by Erskine on his personal letterhead, 1p. 8vo., Egypt, Nov. 18, 1957, in part: ‘...The soldiers are pleased to do their job and very grateful to feel they have full support from home...'. This letter was written during the Suez Crisis which resulted in Britain being maligned as a ‘second tier' world power. Four pieces, very good.

Lot: 455 - GERD VON RUNDSTEDT FUNERAL REMARKS

(1875 - 1953) German field marshal who led the blitzkrieg attack on France, seizing the country within two weeks, defeated by Allied forces in Normandy and in the desperate Battle of the Bulge. Typed D.S. by Rundstedt's wife Editha, 4p. 4to., Hanover, Feb. 28, 1953, a transcript of words spoken at the funeral service of Rundstedt by a Dr. Strasser, in part: 'Dear mourners, General Field Marshall Von Rundstedt has died. In deep sorrow we gather around his body. You his relatives are not the only ones who suffer for he who has died. It is as if old Germany wanted to gather around him at this hour, first and foremost we old soldiers, who wore the gray coat under him in honor...Bearing in mind the great merits that the deceased earned for our fatherland, bearing in mind the bitter sufferings that we endured with others, and remembering the exemplary simplicity of his being and nobility of his character'. WITH: a 5 x 6 in. funeral announcement card, a 3.5 x 2.5 in. b/w photo of von Rundstedt with an untranslated inscription on the back, and a 6 x 4 in. untranslated signed postcard from his wife to a collector. All in fine condition. Four items.

Lot: 456 - GERMAN ARMY 1940 INVASION OF FRANCE MAPS AND CITY INFORMATION

GERMAN ARMY 1940 INVASION OF FRANCE MAPS AND CITY INFORMATION A rare set of German military-issue maps and booklet issued in connection with the anticipated invasion of France undertaken by Germany commencing on May 10, 1940. All of the publications were issued under the name of the General Staff of the German Army, Berlin, and concern a 'Military Geographical description of France...Central France (left of the Seine)...', including Paris. Present is a 118pp. 8vo. bound book describing primary geographical features including rivers and their crossings, brief descriptions of all major towns and cities, and a lengthy section of photographs including factories, bridges, airports, canals, fords, etc., all important to any invading force. Also present are maps issued with this packet, including: a map showing all of the major rivers in central France and the types of crossings along their runs, with a very detailed inset map of the Seine as it runs through Paris, those bridges indicated as well (41 x 33 in.); four maps showing the crucial industrial cities of Rouen, Nantes, and perhaps 15 other important towns and cities along the Seine and Atlantic coast detailing every factory and manufacturer in each location and the types of goods produced thereat (obviously published with the intention of converting the factories to war-related production) each map about 40 x 31 in.; a 40 x 27 in. map showing telephone and telegraph lines from from Paris to locations throughout the region; a highly-detailed 34 x 34 in. topographical map of northeast France including Dunkirk, Dieppe and Le Havre to Strasbourg and Muhlhausen; a smaller topographical map showing forested areas about Paris, and a sheet listing the contents of the packet. The maps and booklet are packed within a heavy printed cardboard case. Overall near fine. Similar collections were issued by the Wehrmacht in anticipation of the invasions of Russia, Poland and the U.K. - this is the first such set we have seen issued for France.

Lot: 457 - GERMAN CHILD'S DIARY FROM A K.L.V. EVACUATION CAMP

GERMAN CHILD'S DIARY FROM A K.L.V. EVACUATION CAMP Fascinating illustrated diary created by a German child, one 'Oskar Helberg', a Hitler Youth member and probably about 12-15 years old, relocated to K.L.V. Bayerbach in 1941. The Kinderlandverschickung (KLV) camps were established by the government to save children in Nazi Germany from the risks associated with the aerial bombing of cities, by moving them to areas thought to be less at risk. Relocations peaked in July 1941 with 171,079 relocated that month. By April 1942, around 850,000 had been evacuated, with half being sent to private homes, the rest to dedicated K.L.V. 'camps'. In this case, young Helberg was sent to 'K.L.V. Lager Bayerbach'. His 106pp. 8vo. diary commences on May 18, 1941 and ends on Sep. 10, 1941, although this book he marks as 'Volume One'. Working with a simple translation, we see that on May 18th, Oskar left Altona by rail, saying farewell to his relatives. At one point he mentions the Ku Klux Klan, and states 'we are not in America'. He describes the various cities through which he passes, and his arrival at the camp where 'the local group leader bade us welcome. The boys and girls delighted us with their songs and sayings...'.. He seems very pleased with the camp, activities offered, and the meals served. He also attends church services, and cites a harvest festival, comparing it to a Catholic belief, and takes English classes. Life in the country actually seems quite good for the young man, whose experiences are much like those of any camper - long hikes, athletic activities and competitions, birthday and religious celebrations, movies, sing-alongs, work in the gardens, etc. On June 22, he announces: 'With the greatest astonishment...the decisive battle against the U.S.S.R. has begun [the launch of the invasion of Russia the same day]...'. There are also classes but no political or anti-Semitic education is mentioned. In early September, there is a field trip to Munich and Bad Reichenhall where Oskar visits the Haus der Deutschen Kunst, Braun Haus, Feldherrnhalle, Hofbrauhaus, and other city sites. They also visit Berchtesgaden, on the way declaring: '...we eat like the Pope in Rome...' and visit an SS barracks at Obersalzburg. He keeps the ticket stubs as souvenirs. Mischief includes stealing liters of beer, drinking them and hiding the evidence, as well as procuring wine on their rail trip. Oskar, who has a keen sense of humor and who seems not at all indoctrinated, decorates his journal with fancy lettering and small sketches, 13 photographs of himself and his friends and camp administrators, and about a dozen commercial images of some of the sites he visited. Overall very good.

Lot: 458 - GERMAN DOCUMENT GROUPING (12)

Lot of twelve German documents, half of which were sent to the Lord Mayor of Litzmannstadt in 1940, each 1p. 4to. regarding invoices sent in connection with materials sent to farmer Emanuel Grudke in accordance with the German war damage ordinance ‘care for ethnic Germans damaged by war and terror'. The remaining documents include several applications sent in for this ordinance, a brief note from one Litzmannstadt fabric business to another pertaining to materials, and an apprenticeship contract, 6pp. 4to. for Litzmannstadt citizen Harri Schaub. Conditions vary, overall very good.

Lot: 459 - GERMAN DOCUMENT GROUPING (4)

GERMAN DOCUMENT GROUPING (4) Group of four routine German documents, including: D.A.F. membership book quite full of stamps, endorsements, etc., D.A.F. workbook, blank workbook for the German Reich Association for Physical Exercise, and a first place gymnastics sports award, dated 1937. Four pieces, fine.

Lot: 460 - GERMAN DOCUMENT GROUPING (7)

GERMAN DOCUMENT GROUPING (7) Fine grouping of seven documents all in relation to German soldier Georg Fruhauf. Includes: Aushildungshachweis (Proof of Training Certificate), Buchenwald document promoting him to SS-Hauptscharfuhrer, signed Erklarung (proclamation) detailing regulations, Personal-Bogen (personnel sheet) containing his personal and military details, such as: date of birth, religion, military number, employer, children, medals received (including Iron Cross and the Honor Cross), etc., Beurteilung (assessment) describing Fruhauf as a loyal soldier but lacking in strength and wit, a second Erklarung warning against contact with prisoners of war during transport duties, and a second Personal-Bogen. Seven pieces, some showing creasing and water damage, else very good.

Lot: 461 - GERMAN MAP OF BIRMINGHAM WITH FLYER

GERMAN MAP OF BIRMINGHAM WITH FLYER Pair of German war-date items to include: a 28 x 20 in. printed map of Birmingham, England showing structures, roadways, etc. with special colored areas showing factories, railway terminals, and bridges, dated Dec. 31, 1941 and very likely used in conjunction with Luftwaffe bombing charts, sold with an unrelated two-sided 8vo. propaganda flyer in German urging support for the N.S.V. public support organization. Two pieces.

Lot: 462 - GERMAN P.O.W.'S LETTERS FROM NORTH AFRICA

GERMAN P.O.W.'S LETTERS FROM NORTH AFRICA Good lot of six postcards and letters sent by Feldwebel Willy Seidel to his sisters and one other woman in early postwar Germany. Largely untranslated, but Seidel had served on Crete and writes with a meticulous hand from confinement at Tobruk, Egypt and Benghazi where he has been assigned to work details. There are an additional five postal covers sent by him but lacking letters, and one letter sent to him. Overall very good.

Lot: 463 - GERMAN SPY AUSWEIS

GERMAN SPY AUSWEIS Personal Ausweis or ID card for Elisabeth Buttner, issued in Sterkrade on Jan. 13, 1923. Her photo is mounted to the top left of the second page and bears four purple Sterkrade police office stamps. Buttner had once served as the personal secretary to notorious anti-Semite Julius Streicher before working in Paris for the Gestapo. Accompanying this lot is a photocopied page from the book ‘Total Espionage' by Curt Reiss alluding to her relationship with Madame Bonnet, the wife of foreign minister Georges Bonnet, whom often advocated for peace with Germany.

Lot: 464 - GERMAN SS DOCUMENT

GERMAN SS DOCUMENT Printed D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Oranienburg, October 1, 1944, sent from the SS Economic Administration Main Office of the concentration camp to the commander of Buchenwald. The document concerns sending Oberscharfuhrer Albert Hempel to the SS Riding School as an instructor. Signed at the bottom right in blue indelible pencil by an unidentified Obersturmfuhrer. Further bearing a Buchenwald stamp at the top right upon recievel. Fold at the center and file holes to the left, else very good.

Lot: 465 - HITLER YOUTH DOCUMENTS (4)

HITLER YOUTH DOCUMENTS (4) Lot of four various Hitler Youth documents, includes: a Deutsches Jungvolk identity card for 13 year-old Hans Adolf Moss, issued Dec. 20, 1935, with three years of dues stamps; a Hitler Youth enrollment certificate, 2pp. 24mo., issued to an eight year-old admitted on Oct. 21, 1932; an HJ 3rd place athletic competition award certificate; and an HJ Achievement Book in which a youth's proficiency in various athletic and other challenges were recorded. Conditions vary.

Lot: 466 - IRON CROSS AWARD OF A 11TH PANZER DIVISION GRENADIER

IRON CROSS AWARD OF A 11TH PANZER DIVISION GRENADIER Partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., ‘Div. Gef. Stand', Feb. 20, 1944, awarding Grenadier Schulz in the 6th Company, Regiment 2, the Iron Cross Second Class. Boldly signed at conclusion by MAX LINDIG (1887-1961), himself the recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Mounted, light staining to edges and at bottom, very good.

Lot: 467 - JAPANESE SURRENDER DOCUMENTS

JAPANESE SURRENDER DOCUMENTS Rare contemporary printed copy of the Japanese 'Instrument of Surrender' complete with facsimile signatures and kanji letters, and related documents including one from Hirohito authorizing the Japanese representatives to sign the document, 7pp., folio, [n.p., n.d.]. In fair condition, with marginal chipping, toning and some water staining, crude tape repairs to margins, should be viewed.

Lot: 468 - LUFTWAFFE RUBBERIZED FLIGHT MAPS (3)

LUFTWAFFE RUBBERIZED FLIGHT MAPS (3) Good lot of three rubberized, waterproof Luftwaffe flight maps, each approx. 35 x 30 in. and likely at one time joined along one edge. One map, 'No. 34', shows a large area about Wilna and Minsk, with a black line showing surface travel northeastwards through Minsk. The second map, 'No. 40', shows the area about Witebsk and Welish. Both of these maps display numbered geographical sections within. The third map, with no such quadrants, shows western Germany \and is labeled 'NM 32-33'. All in good to very good condition.

Lot: 469 - MAJ. GEN. HAROLD W. BLAKELEY'S MAPS OF GERMANY

Great lot of six military maps of Germany owned and likely field-used by U.S. Army Maj. Gen. HAROLD W. BLAKELEY (1893 - 1966), commander of the 4th Infantry Division Artillery at the time of Operation Overlord and the Battle of the Bulge. Includes: British War Office map of the Darmstadt region of Germany, 31.5 x 25 in., First Edition, issued 1943, with the designation 'Sheet L.50' at top-right corner. WITH: American War Office map of the Augsburg region of Germany, 35 x 25 in., First Edition, issued 1943, with the designation 'Sheet W-5' at top-right corner. Docketed in pencil on the verso. WITH: American Map Service map of the Leipzig-Pilsen region of Germany, 25.25 x 31.25 in., First Edition, issued 1944, with designation 'Sheet 5' at top-right corner. WITH: British War Office map of the Stuttgart region of Germany, 32 x 24.5 in., First Edition, issued 1943, with designation 'Sheet L49' at top-right corner. WITH: British War Office map of the Innsbruck region of Germany, 28 x 23 in., First Edition, with designation 'Sheet M.48' at top-right. WITH: American Map Service map of the Karlsruhe region of Germany, 36 x 26 in., First Edition, with designation 'Sheet V-3' at top-right. Trimmed at right, adhesive residue at upper and lower borders, clearly removed from a headquarters map. Clearly worn and likely field-used, with irregular folds and some adhesive staining, suggesting some were removed from larger headquarters maps. These maps were retained by Blakeley's aide-de-camp, Capt. Roswell F. MacGillivray, the stepfather of our consignor. Adding additional provenance are photocopies of a number of documents related to MacGillivray's service under Maj. Gen. Blakeley, including: a partial list of the general staff of the 4th Infantry Division Artillery, May 15, 1945, listing Blakeley as the division commander with MacGillivray listed beneath as his aide-de-camp; a 1955 personal postwar letter from Blakeley to MacGillivray; a June 24, 1945 travel pass issued to MacGillivray by order of Blakeley; an extracted appendix to an after-action report, Jan. 7, 1945, reporting that Blakeley and MacGillivray, with their command group, entered Paris on Aug. 25, 1944 and were present at the surrender of the German garrison; MacGillivray's post-dated promotion certificate to the rank of captain; and a travel plan, Aug. 23, 1945, indicating that Blakeley and MacGillivray are to travel to a reception in Washington.

Lot: 470 - N.S.K.K. DOCUMENTS (2)

N.S.K.K. DOCUMENTS (2) Lot of two N.S.K.K Stamrolles, each 4pp. 4to., and dated 1940. The documents are for two separate members, listing their personal history, such as: date of birth, marital status, address, nationality, physical appearance, schooling and vocational training, participation in the organization's marches, military service, questioning membership to any Masonic lodges and of course proof of Aryan descent. One form is not filled out for the last question though the second testifies he has provided the necessary proof for himself and his wife. Each document bears a photo of the men at the top right of the first page and a red N.S.K.K. stamp on the last page. Two pieces, fine.

Lot: 471 - NAZI APPOINTMENT OF A TEACHER IN SUDETENLAND

NAZI APPOINTMENT OF A TEACHER IN SUDETENLAND A dossier of four documents relative to the hiring and promotion of Erich Neumann, a teacher. Includes: two T.Ls.S. 1p. folio each, Karlsbad, Sept. 23, 1940 and Dec. 17, 1941, appointing Neumann as a teacher in the Reichs vocational school. WITH: two partly-printed official appointment documents, 1p. folio, ‘Fuhrer Headquarters' each, dated Aug. 15, 1940 and Nov. 7, 1941. The second bears a facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler, and both are signed by an unidentified Reichsminister on behalf of Bernhard Rust, Minister of Science, Education and National Culture. All contained within a folder bearing an imprinted Nazi eagle on the cover imprinted in gold. Very good.

Lot: 472 - NSDAP DOCUMENT GROUP (3)

NSDAP DOCUMENT GROUP (3) A group of three German documents: the first a ‘Wehrpass' for Ernst Sorg, an artilleryman from Baden who was awarded the Iron Cross, 2nd Class. WITH: a Hitler Youth ‘Performance Book' for 14-year-old Josef Gattermann, dated July 1, 1938, appearing to be a list of classes or workshops taken and signed-off on, and a DAF membership book issued to Franz Kokoschka on Sept. 1, 1938, containing dues stamps and other information that indicate he was in good standing with the organization. Three pieces, overall very good.

Lot: 473 - P.O.W. DUTCH SPY'S ACCOUNT OF CHINA NATIONALIST ARMY VS. JAPAN

P.O.W. DUTCH SPY'S ACCOUNT OF CHINA NATIONALIST ARMY VS. JAPAN HENRI DE FREMERY Dutch military officer and spy, especially close to Chiang Kai Shek's Chief of Staff He Yingqin. De Fremery was captured by the Japanese and spent the balance of the war in their hands. A superlative war-date account of his experiences with Chiang Kai-Shek and the Nationalist Chinese, written between April and

Lot: 474 - PEARL HARBOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS (3)

PEARL HARBOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS (3) A group of three copies of reports and statements issued after the Pearl Harbor attack comprising nearly 350pp. in total with fascinating content about the attack and its aftermath. All three are undated but ca. 1946. The first is titled ‘A Report of Army Pearl Harbor Board' appointed by Secretary of War, 299pp. legal folio; the second is titled ‘Navy Court of Inquiry', 70pp. 4to; while the third is titled ‘Statement of the Secretary of War Regarding the Pearl Harbor Disaster', 22pp. 4to. Together with a copy of a press release for the Aug. 30, 1945 announcement by President Harry S. Truman, Aug. 30, 1945, confirming that he has read the reports. On August 29, 1945, Truman released Army and Navy investigation reports which found commanders in Washington, especially former secretary of state Cordell Hull and army chief of staff General George Marshall, largely responsible for the lack of preparedness at Pearl Harbor. Congress postponed an investigation while the nation was at war. Germany's surrender on April 8, and the formal surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945, created an opportunity for Congress to dive deeper into the disaster. Expected toning and wear, otherwise very good.

Lot: 475 - PERSONNEL FILE OF SCHUTZPOLIZEI MEMBER WALTER RICHTER

Group of 34 documents from the personnel file Schutzpolizei Wachtmeister Walter Richter (born Apr. 28, 1898) who served in Hannover and the immediate vicinity. Among them is: Richter's 1942 declaration that he is not a Jew of mixed blood ('mischling') nor married to a Jew; 1941 notice that the police were under the control of the SS; certification that he is unrelated to any Poles; statement of notification of his next of kin; his 'vorschlag' and several other similar documents setting forth all personal details, party affiliation, family information, etc.; issuance and receipt of his passport; medical reports, and much more, untranslated. With a passport photo in uniform. Overall very good.

Lot: 476 - POSTHUMOUS SILVER STAR AWARD OF A MIDWAY HERO

POSTHUMOUS SILVER STAR AWARD OF A MIDWAY HERO Partly-printed D.S. 1p. folio, [n.p., n.d.], a posthumous promotion of Walter Harold Mosley, who: ‘…Died in the Service of His Country at Sea, off Midway Island, attached Patrol Station Squadron 14, 4 June 1942…'. Signed in print by Franklin D. Roosevelt, and in fine condition. Mosley (1916-1942) was an ensign in the U.S. Navy and, in 1942, flew search patrols out of Midway Island in anticipation of an enemy attack. During the first air attack against the island on June 4, Mosley was serving as copilot in 44-P-12. His patrolling PBY-5A was attacked by two Japanese seaplanes, and the aircraft was shot down in flames. The destroyer USS MOSLEY (DE-321) was named in his honor, and launched bombers in North Africa before seeking and sinking several U-Boats off the Gulf of Maine.

Lot: 477 - R.A.D. SERVICE CERTIFICATE

R.A.D. SERVICE CERTIFICATE Colorful R.A.D. service certificate, 12.5 x 17 in. (sight), shows and R.A.D. man in uniform with a shovel in hand, standing beneath and R.A.D. flag as his fellow workers toil in a field behind him with a factory in the distance. The certificate honors 'Arbeitsmann Karl Pauli' for his year of service, is signed in facsimile by KONSTANTIN HIELR, and is hand-signed and stamped by a local Abteilungsfuhrer. Fine, in a period frame.

Lot: 478 - SACHSENHAUSEN MERCEDES SS STAFF CAR USE REPORT

SACHSENHAUSEN MERCEDES SS STAFF CAR USE REPORT Partly-printed weekly report on the use of a Mercedes staff car based at Sachsenhausen by the SS for official business between Dec. 1-7, 1936, only five months after the camp opened. The report, 4pp. 8vo., details six trips to and from the camp from Gestapo headquarters, Oranienburg, SS headquarters in Berlin, and SS-TK headquarters at Sachsenhausen. File holes, else fine.

Lot: 479 - SS 'STURMBANNFUHRER-BUCH'

SS 'STURMBANNFUHRER-BUCH' An SS-issue 'Sturmbannfuhrer-buch', a 'work control book', 452pp. 8vo., a bound collection of many different assessments to be filled-out by an SS officer, apparently when examining either prospective members for the SS or those seeking promotion. Only three or four pages have been filled-out, else fine.

Lot: 480 - SS 'FLORIAN GEYER' DIVISION MUSTER ROLL DOCUMENTS(5)

SS 'FLORIAN GEYER' DIVISION MUSTER ROLL DOCUMENTS(5) Lot of five muster roll documents detailing the information of SS members of the 8th SS Cavalry Division, also known as 'Florian Geyer'. Each 2pp. legal folio, [n.p.], 1943-44, containing the men's personal information and listing their military service. All at one point served in the Florian Geyer Division, an SS division known to be responsible for tens of thousands of civilian deaths on the Eastern Front mostly in the Soviet Union, and which later had multiple members indicted for war crimes. All have file holes at the left margin and are slightly toned.

Lot: 481 - SS POLIZEI DOCUMENT GROUPING (3)

SS POLIZEI DOCUMENT GROUPING (3) Good set of three SS Polizei documents connected to the service of Obergefreiter Anton Somereder in Calw (west of Stutgartt) who remained in service from 1938 until 1945. Included is: a rare 6pp. 4to. SS imprint, Apr. 19, 1940, issued under Himmler's name: 'Current Service Penal Code Code for Police Troops', laying out the procedures to be used in case of infractions, and penalties to be meted out to those errant SS polizei. These include different types of arrests, including limited rations, hard beds, recourse to be made to Himmler, etc. WITH: an SS 'Comradeship Evening' program, 2pp. legal folio, Calw, Sep. 24, 1938. The program, apparently honoring recruits, included songs and a comedy sketch. The verso is a full page of lyrics for the comedic songs presented at the event. Stained a bit. With a receipt issued to Somereder in March, 1945. Three pieces.

Lot: 482 - SS STORMTROOPER SOLDIER'S DOCUMENT GROUPING

SS STORMTROOPER SOLDIER'S DOCUMENT GROUPING Good lot of 20+ letters, documents, etc. outlining the career and desperate efforts of dedicated Rottenfuhrer Karl Weiser to obtain German citizenship and further serve the SS politically and otherwise. The grouping starts 1931 and continues until May, 1939. Weiser's service started with SS 34-Standarte 4.Sturm in Muhldorf in 1931 when he was 20 years old. He was born in 1912 in Braunau, Austria, which was also the birthplace of Adolf Hitler. Included are recommendations commending his training in a variety of weapons, political dedication, and attitude, an order to attend a political meeting, a 1933 rejection of his application to join the Austrian army, as well as a rejection from the SS 'political squad' due to his retention of Austrian citizenship; legal correspondence concerning his desperate attempt to be naturalized, and attempts to join the Heer Mountain troops again stymied by his lack of proof of 'Aryan' ancestry. On Aug. 3, 1935 he declares himself an Austrian expatriate to the Austrian consulate, and is promised German citizenship. On Sep. 24, 1935 he writes to Sepp Dietrich asking that he be considered a candidate for the Liebstandarte Adolf Hitler. Also present is a certified copy of his naturalization record, his SS-Ahnentafel, an A.L.S. setting forth biographical details, and three daily programs from the M.S. MONTE OLIVIA from a six day voyage in 1936, part of the 'Kraft durch Freude' program. Overall very good.

Lot: 483 - SS-AUSWEIS

SS-AUSWEIS SS-Ausweis identification card issued to Erich Memmert, his photo portrait attached showing him in civilian garb. This document was issued to 28-year-old Memmert in Gennin on June 15, 1934, and bears a Heinrich Himmler facsimile signature, further signed by an unidentified SS-Standartenfuhrer. Fine condition. The ausweis was a brilliantly-designed document, nearly impossible to counterfeit. The card is imprinted with combined swastika and eagle/swastika motifs barely visible to the eye, which, combined with the blind embossed seal, make this ID very difficult to duplicate.

Lot: 484 - STALAG VII CORRESPONDENCE

STALAG VII CORRESPONDENCE A group of 23 letters written by POW Ernest Gonet, number 5050 in Stalag VII. The letters span the years 1940-1944, all in French on official integral address leaf camp letterhead to his wife in Belgium. Content is not translated but is predictably benign, designed to avoid the censor's stamp and assure his loved one of his well-being. Wear as expected, overall good condition.

Lot: 485 - THE ARREST AND EXECUTION OF A WORLD WAR II CZECH LIBERATOR

THE ARREST AND EXECUTION OF A WORLD WAR II CZECH LIBERATOR An interesting dossier of four pieces related to the arrest and eventual execution of Drahomir Vomacka, accused of being a leader in the Czech liberation movement, the Order of the White Lion. Includes: a typed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Brno, Jan. 11, 1947, in Czech stating that Vomacka was accused of being a ‘…co-founder and one of the leaders in the illegal organization Nemo…and a second illegal [organization] The White Lion in Ostravia…sentenced to death for high treason and executed on October 12, 1932 in Bratislava…the son of Karel and Terezia Vomacka…'. WITH: a typed D.S. 1p. legal folio, Brno, Jan. 15, 1947, in German indicating the trajectory of events that led to Vomacka's execution. WITH: a third typed document 1p. legal folio, Brno, June 20, 1947, a death certificate for Vomacka. Also present is a war-date typed document, 1p. legal folio, ‘Parish Office in Foholelich', Dec. 12, 1945, Drahomir's Catholic baptism certificate mentioning his mother and father. Four pieces, very good. Worthy of further research!

Lot: 486 - USCGC EAGLE/ TRAINING SHIP 'HORST WESSEL' LOG BOOKS

USCGC EAGLE/ TRAINING SHIP 'HORST WESSEL' LOG BOOKS Pair of logbooks created and kept by Kriegsmarine sailor Walter Kramer covering his service aboard the 295 foot German built bark 'Horst Wessel' named after the Nazi Party Stormtrooper 'martyr' of the same name killed by communists in 1930. The impressive sailing vessel, launched by Hitler himself, was the pride of the German training fleet and was taken by the U.S. at war's end as war reparations. It remains in service as a cadet training vessel today. Kramer's carefully penned and illustrated 82pp. 4to. hardbound log covers the period 30 June 1938 to 17 October 1938 as the young sailor served aboard the vessel visiting ports throughout the U.K., Scandinavia, Germany, etc. It opens with a tribute and photograph to the ship's namesake, Horst Wessel. Kramer then lists the names of all officers aboard, as well as his fellow members of '13.Gruppe'. The log itself commences at the shipyard Deutsches Werke in Kiel on June 30, 1938 - just three months before the signing of the Munich Pact. They remain in the vicinity for a few weeks, and it seems received or are at least reviewed by Hitler. There follows a series of transits and port visits throughout northern Europe, including Skagerrak, Edinburgh, the Firth of Forth, Sogne Fjord, Balholm, Esefjord, Kattegat, Kiel, Travemunde, and additional nearby locales. Several photographs of the vessel, men amongst the yards, hand-drawn maps and flags, etc. extra-illustrate the log. WITH: Kramer's approx. 60pp. 4to. bound notebook of his with handwritten notes from an NCO course, penned in the winter immediately after his with his 'Horst Wessel' log, meticulously-written. Kramer, now a member of '5. Gruppe' at Friedrichsort (outside Kiel), again lists all of his officers, his code of conduct, and dozens of 'Questions' and 'Answers' written out which are crucial to his NCO training. Fine condition overall. An excellent presentation worth of translation.

Lot: 487 - WEHRPASS FOR A WAFFEN-SS MAUTHAUSEN GUARD

WEHRPASS FOR A WAFFEN-SS MAUTHAUSEN GUARD The wehrpass of a SS soldier Hans Josef Graf, Aug. 12, 1943, and stamped on three pages indicating that Graf worked for the headquarters of the Mauthausen concentration camp in June, 1944. Light wear, otherwise very good.

Lot: 488 - WORLD WAR I AND II GERMAN AWARD DOCUMENTS (4)

WORLD WAR I AND II GERMAN AWARD DOCUMENTS (4) Nice lot of two World War I and II German award documents, each 1p. 8vo., including: a ‘Wehrkampftage 1942' (‘Military Combat Days 1942') certificate with the facsimile signature of SA Commander Viktor Lutze. At the top is an embossed SA sports emblem; a certificate to Gebr. Spohn awarding the performance badge for exemplary promotion of strength through joy. The front cover of this award bears an image of the R.A.D. emblem, a swastika within a cogwheel. The two World War I documents are presented to Customs Secretary Alex Jaesche, include: a certificate for honorable participation in the war, dated Oct. 27, 1921 and bearing the facsimile signature of Paul von Hindenburg; and the Cross of Honor for frontline fighters, dated Feb. 21, 1935 with the signature of the Charlottenburg Polizeiprasident. Four pieces, fine.

Lot: 489 - WORLD WAR II ANNOTATED LUFTWAFFE MAP OF ICELAND

WORLD WAR II ANNOTATED LUFTWAFFE MAP OF ICELAND A fine original map belonging to Luftwaffe meteorologist Karl Trappe, a winner of the Iron Cross Second Class, and stamped with his purple ownership stamp at top left and again on verso. Trappe was also awarded the German Cross in gold for his work as a WD-Inspector, and Luftwaffe Goblet for outstanding achievements in aerial warfare. The map is taken from a larger document and measures in itself 17.5 x 11.5 in., linen-backed paper. Iceland is shown at center, with Trappe's penciled notations for the day's operations for May 19, 1943 at lower right. Beneath the date, Trappe adds his name and that of his flight officer Wilhelm Hering. Hering too was awarded the Iron Cross, Second Cross, German Cross in Gold as an Oberleutnant, and Luftwaffe Goblet. Trappe also indicates the location of the fishing village Hofn, ‘Hammerle/Ziegler' and ‘Flug Nr. 195 8 hours 59 minutes'. Worthy of further research! Although Iceland officially maintained neutrality during World War II, it like so many other small and vulnerable countries became a pawn in the game of the larger players. Fully comprehending the island's importance as a stepping stone between Europe and the New World, Roosevelt ordered American forces to land on the island in September 1941 to prevent takeover of its significant shipping and airways by the Germans. By 1943, Allied troops numbered a whopping 50,000 strong among a population of merely 120,000. Also in 1943, Iceland would break all legal ties with Denmark, recreating itself as an independent republic after both British and U.S. occupation. Very good condition, with just the usual folds.

Lot: 490 - WORLD WAR II ARMY AIR FORCE SOLDIER'S CORRESPONDENCE

WORLD WAR II ARMY AIR FORCE SOLDIER'S CORRESPONDENCE A soldier's correspondence of over 70 letters written in 1942-1943 by Isaac Jacobs, Private then Sergeant, 512 Bomb Squad, 376th Bomb Group. All letters are penned to his family and contain routine content about his daily life state-side, sending thanks for gifts and letters, sending money, and the like. The lot also contains over 50 letters from family members to Isaac - whom they call 'Ickie' - as well as dozens of property tax receipts, his high school transcript, news clippings, other family paperwork, and three photographs. Condition varies but overall very good.

Lot: 491 - WORLD WAR II CBI PILOT’S HANDMADE MAP

Handmade pilot's map, approx. 35.5 x 45.5 in., giving a basic view of the China-Burma-India theater, showing various trails, railroad lines, etc. This map was written in bold black marker and has been waterproofed by the maker. Some creasing along the edges and a bit smudged throughout, else very good.

Lot: 492 - WORLD WAR II CBI WEATHER MAP

Original China-Burma-India weather map for a pilot, 17 x 13 in., titled ‘Statistical Weather Chart Compiled by fleet Weather Central', released for February though no year is given. The map tracks typhoon intensity, wind direction, and marks bad weather belts. Folds, else fine.

Lot: 493 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN AWARD DOCUMENTS (2)

WORLD WAR II GERMAN AWARD DOCUMENTS (2) Lot of two German award documents, the first of which is without a recipient and for the War Merit Cross, 1st Class with Swords. The attractive document shows a gilt design at the top of a national eagle and ears the printed signatures of Adolf Hitler and Otto Meissner. The second document awards the Iron Cross, 2nd Class to Army Officer Ernst Kauz, on May 7, 1941. Attached to the bottom left corner is a photo of Kauz. Toning and creasing to both pieces, with a few marginal tears to the second.

Lot: 494 - WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE AERIAL MAPS (6)

WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE AERIAL MAPS (6) A group of six aerial photographs: four measure 11 x 9 in. b/w taken on the Eastern front: Baku (Ajerbaijan) Tuapse (Krasnodar Krai, Russia), Suchum (Sukhumi, Abkhazia) and the Chobi estuary. File holes at left, very good. WITH: two aerial photos of a train station on the Eastern front, 11.5 in. square sepia. One is emendated with the word ‘flak' twice, and bears docketing to verso with date Aug. 7, 1943, while the other is docketed with a Z and arrow. Folded in middle, staining to verso, otherwise good. Six pieces.

Lot: 495 - WORLD WAR II MARINE'S CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE PACIFIC THEATRE

WORLD WAR II MARINE'S CORRESPONDENCE FROM THE PACIFIC THEATRE A multi-hundred page correspondence from ‘Duncan', an unidentified Marine from Michigan fighting in the Pacific Theater on the combat cargo ship TITANIA. Duncan is well-educated and a previous student at Northwestern University; he writes good, if not repetitive, daily letters with as much news as the censors will allow, and

Lot: 496 - WORLD WAR II POLISH SQUADRON COMBAT REPORTS (9)

WORLD WAR II POLISH SQUADRON COMBAT REPORTS (9) Lot of nine World War II combat reports, all from Polish squadrons 302 and 303. Each report is 1p. 4to. and dated 1940. The reports read in part: ‘...We took on close fighter escort and I singled out one Bf 109. I gave it several short deflection shots...I then got into position for a longer burst from below astern when I was attacked by another 109...corkscrewed to lose him...I went down and gave him a short burst from 250 yards and closing. Ammunition hit the top of fuselage and rear cockpit glass went thru [sic]...Scrambled to intercept a formation of e/a comprising of about 20 Bombers with fighter escort flying...My hits were evident...its engine belching smoke...They dived out of the sun and caught us by surprise...I saw a Bf 109 go down in flames and go into the sea...E/A belly landed on water and behan [sic] to sink. I circled and saw 4 crew members take to a dinghy...' Nine pieces, very good.

Lot: 497 - 'PEACE COMES TO GERMANY'

'PEACE COMES TO GERMANY' Delightful original photograph: 'Peace Comes to Germany', 12.75 x 9.25 in. b/w, an image of a decrepit Luftwaffe fighter outsider a hangar and surrounded by sheep, a lamb reposing in the foreground. The photo is signed at lower-right: 'George Goddard Weimar 1945' and titled on verso'. File holes along top margin would easily mat-out, negligible corner crease beneath the signature.

Lot: 498 - (BERNHARD FRANK)

(BERNHARD FRANK) (1913-2011) SS Commander of the Obersalzberg complex who arrested Hermann Goring on April 25, 1945 by order of Adolf Hitler. He had previously served as a librarian at Wewelsburg Castle, the ideological training ground for the SS, then occupied a senior position on Himmler's administrative staff. Later, Frank served as a commander at the eastern front. He eventually was made commander of Obersalzberg. Collection of approx. 50 original photographs of Frank and, for the most part, presumably his family members, all obtained directly from Frank by a researcher. Frank is shown in uniform and casual clothing in perhaps ten images, along with his wife, children, etc., with a photo of Wewelsburg Castle, and more. Fine.

Lot: 499 - (GEORGE S. PATTON)

(GEORGE S. PATTON) Two original war-date photographs: the first a Signal Corps image 5 x 4 in. b/w shows Patton in conference with French Gen. Leclerc. With indelible ink docket on verso reading: ‘Pass for Personal use only by Fd. Press Censor – D. Sellers, Lt. AUS'. The second, 4.33 x 3.66 in. b/w, shows Patton marching before a line of soldiers in a city. According to our consignor, both images are ex: archive of Col. Leonard Zedler, Patton's finance officer. Very good.

Lot: 500 - (GEORGE S. PATTON)

(GEORGE S. PATTON) Three very rare original World War II-date photographs each 4.5 x 3 in. b/w, showing Patton meeting with Arab dignitaries and French troops in Morocco, likely as part of his North African Campaign, 1942. Very good condition.

Lot: 501 - (HERMANN GORING)

(HERMANN GORING) (1893 - 1946) German politician who began his career as an ace in World War I, rose to become Hitler's right-hand man and head of the Luftwaffe, finally captured and committed suicide on the eve of his execution. A scarce, real-photo postcard showing a smiling Goring in formal military dress standing next to a couple at their wedding. Backstamp by Photo-Kaiser, Bad Aachen. Mounting traces to verso, otherwise very good.

Lot: 502 - ‘BROUGHT BACK’ 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PHOTO ALBUM

‘BROUGHT BACK' 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PHOTO ALBUM Period photo album, 8 x 9.5 in. with green leather covers and bound together with black string. The album contains a mix of 158 commercial and original photos of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Content includes: walls covered in NSDAP flags, a lineup of foreign flags, zeppelins, candid shots of Hitler waving to civilians giving him the Nazi salute, Olympic torch relay, the stadium filled to the brim with eager onlookers, wonderful action shots of several athletes, including: runners, swimmers, pole vaulters, a game of basketball, group photos of foreign teams, band performances, air balloons, etc. In fine condition. Accompanied by a 1975 dated provenance letter from the original purchaser, in part: ‘...procured by me from the ‘veteran' that brought it back to the United States...stationed in Germany from 1946-1948, while he was serving with the U.S. Army. The photo album was given to him by his landlord in the small apartment house in Berlin...as a ‘keepsake' of Germany, and it has been in his possession until 1973. At that time I bought from Mr. Haines the album...'.

Lot: 503 - 12TH ARMY GROUP OFFICERS

12TH ARMY GROUP OFFICERS An 8 x 10 in. b/w photo, showing the members of the 12th Army group in uniform. Dated on the verso, Feb. 15, 1945, and marked ‘Confidential until reclassified by censor.' Annotated on the verso by SIR KENNETH STRONG (1900-1982) British major general who earned both British and foreign awards for his service in Eisenhower's Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force and his role in negotiating the surrender of Germany in 1945. Promoted postwar to Director General of Intelligence. Strong mentions the presence of Brig. Gen. Edwin L. Sibert, ‘who was a key figure in the Ardennes controversy'. Creased throughout, else very good.

Lot: 504 - 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PHOTO ALBUM

1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PHOTO ALBUM Cloth-covered photo album, 12 x 9 in., from the 1936 Berlin Olympics containing 42 commercial photos, with the five Olympic rings on the cover. Images include: an aerial view of the Reichssportfeld, the stadium filled to the brim with eager onlookers, the march of participating countries, action shots of polo, swimming, and bicycling, and band performances. All photos are titled in white ink in a neat hand. Very light staining to the front cover, else fine.

Lot: 505 - 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Modest collection of photographs from the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, contained within an expansive family photograph album of perhaps 200+ images. In all there are 28 images from the games and from within Berlin associated with the event, many showing the opening day's events and enormous crowds, evening events, and flag-draped boulevards. Also present are two larger photos showing the airship Graf Zeppelin in flight. Near fine.

Lot: 506 - 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PRESS PHOTOS (7)

1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS PRESS PHOTOS (7) Collection of seven 1936 Berlin Olympics press photos, varying sizes, 9.5 x 7 in. the largest. The images depict: sailing competition in Kiel, German gymnast team lined up with trumpeters in the background, judges assessing the swimmers, and action shots of a high jumper competitor and a disc thrower. All photos bear a stamp of the publisher on the verso, and most also include a brief description. Some are lightly creased, overall, very good.

Lot: 507 - ADOLF HITLER ‘CIGARETTE CARD’ PHOTOS

ADOLF HITLER ‘CIGARETTE CARD' PHOTOS Extensive collection of 195 Third Reich-era cigarette cards, nearly all 4.5 x 3.5 in. b/w, intended to be collected in the publication ‘Deutschland Erwacht' (‘Germany Awakened'). The majority depict Adolf Hitler in various formal and informal scenes. Images also show: NSDAP rallies, Hitler Youth, wounded soldiers, Joseph Goebbels, Paul von Hindenburg, Hermann Goering, Victor Lutze, Berchtesgaden, etc. Each card bears a brief caption and publishing information on the verso. No mounting traces are apparent on any of the cards, indicating that they were never added to their intended album. WITH: two Third Reich postcards.

Lot: 508 - ADOLF HITLER ‘CIGARETTE CARD’ PHOTOS (100+)

ADOLF HITLER ‘CIGARETTE CARD' PHOTOS (100+) Extensive collection of 109 Third Reich-era cigarette cards, measuring 5 x 7 in. and 4.5 x 3.5 in. b/w, the majority depicting Adolf Hitler in various formal and informal scenes. Images also show: Joseph Goebbels, NSDAP rallies, Hitler Youth, and graphic images depicting British occupation of German colonies. Very good condition.

Lot: 509 - ADOLF HITLER ‘CIGARETTE’ BOOK

ADOLF HITLER ‘CIGARETTE' BOOK German cigarette book: ‘Adolf Hitler Pictures From the Life of the Fuhrer' (Bilderdienst: Hamburg: Herausgegeben vom Cigaretten), 1936. 133pp. large 4to., with a frontis portrait of Hitler and a foreword by Hermann Goring. These so-called 'cigarette books' contained historical text and were supplied to smokers who then filled the book with color photos obtained when they purchased cigarettes, this example is completely filled with images depicting Hitler in various formal and informal scenarios. Very good.

Lot: 510 - ADOLF HITLER PARADE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

ADOLF HITLER PARADE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM A neat album of well over 300 original and reproduction photographs of Adolf Hitler parades and rallies, in different formats but largely small images with many bearing deckled edges. Scenes include: Hitler marching and pressing the flesh, soldiers marching, motorcades, Hitler Youth, crowds, street scenes, and formal portraits of military leaders. Each photo is neatly pasted into a spiral-bound notebook. Very good condition.

Lot: 511 - ADOLF HITLER PHOTOS (2)

ADOLF HITLER PHOTOS (2) Lot of two period photos, 3.5 x 2.5 in. b/w, closeup shots of Adolf Hitler with Rudolf Hess and Franz Pfeffer von Salomon in their brown shirt uniforms. The versos bear a brief description and some mounting remnants. Two pieces, fine.

Lot: 512 - BERLIN 1936 OLYMPICS PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

Wonderfully illustrated book: ‘Was ich bei den Olympischen Spielen 1936' (‘What I Saw at the 1936 Olympics') by Dr. Paul Wolff (Berlin: Karl Specht), 1936. 120pp. 4to., covered in beige cloth. This book is filled with superb images from the Olympics, showing close-ups of the athletes, crowds offering a Nazi salute, and shots of the impressive stadiums. Cover is lightly soiled, else very good. SOLD WITH: the book: ‘1936 Die Olympischen Spiele und der Nationalsozialismus' (‘The Olympic Games and National Socialism'), no publishing information.

Lot: 513 - CANDID SHOTS OF ERWIN ROMMEL IN AFRICA (6)

CANDID SHOTS OF ERWIN ROMMEL IN AFRICA (6) Grouping of six b/w photographs of varying sizes depicting Erwin Rommel in Africa during World War II. Images include: Rommel and other officials surveying the land; a ceremony presenting a medal to a soldier; Rommel and others loading supplies onto a camel; Rommel and soldiers enjoying a drink; and a photo postcard of Rommel laid in a casket following his forced suicide. Six pieces, very good.

Lot: 514 - COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II PRESS PHOTOS (145+)

COLLECTION OF WORLD WAR II PRESS PHOTOS (145+) A fine group of reproductions of press photos in small format, 5 x 4 in., showing a wide variety of excellent images from the war, with scenes anywhere from soldiers at Dachau to a Nazi air raid on an Allied ship to images from D-Day. Fine condition.

Lot: 515 - D-DAY LANDING PRESS PHOTO

D-DAY LANDING PRESS PHOTO Small format press photo, 4.5 x 7 in. b/w, an image of American soldiers desperately struggling ashore from a landing craft, onto an unnamed beach in Normandy, very possibly Omaha Beach. Verso bears a paper printed caption describing the scene. Near fine.

Lot: 516 - DOUGLAS MACARTHUR VISITS THE FORT NAMED FOR HIS FATHER

DOUGLAS MACARTHUR VISITS THE FORT NAMED FOR HIS FATHER An original photograph 5.25 x 4.25 b/w, showing a young Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) in civilian garb with a second U.S. Army officer. An inscription on verso indicates that this photo was taken by photographer S. A. Wheeler at Fort MacArthur, named for Douglas' father Arthur, with date ‘1931'. A duplicate print is also present, as well as a rejection letter to publish the photograph from LIFE magazine to photographer Wheeler, July 28, 1950. WITH: 26 additional photographs ca. 1935 in the same format and presumably by Wheeler, showing American and foreign military officers at various events in the Long Beach-San Pedro area, most identified in pencil on verso, along with a number of original negatives. Overall very good condition.

Lot: 517 - EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIALS (2)

EINSATZGRUPPEN TRIALS (2) Pair of photos from the Nuremberg 'Einsatzgruppen Trial' of 24 former SS leaders who, as commanders of the Einsatzgruppen of the Security Police and the SD, bore responsibility for the crimes committed by the Einsatzgruppen in the occupied Soviet Union. The photos, back stamped: 'From Public Relations Photo Section Office Chief of Counsel for War Crimes Nurnberg...' and with printed captions, both depict defendant OTTO RASCH (1891-1948) being carried into court on a stretcher borne by armed American guards. Fine condition. Rasch commanded Einsatzgruppe C in northern and central Ukraine until October 1941. His illness, attributed to 'nerves' in the captions, had his case discontinued on Feb. 5, 1948, since his physical and mental health were rapidly deteriorating from Parkinson's disease and associated dementia.

Lot: 518 - EVA BRAUN SIGNAL CORPS PRESS PHOTO

EVA BRAUN SIGNAL CORPS PRESS PHOTO Original press photo, 8 x 10 in. b/w, depicting a smiling Eva Braun in a maternal pose with two young girls. Marked at the bottom left and on the verso by the U.S. Signal Corps. At the top left of the verso the photo is described: ‘Mother or aunt? Photograph recently uncovered in the discovery of a cache of Eva Braun's personal possessions shows Hitler's late mistress in this conceivable ‘maternal' pose. 11/21/45'. The photo is slightly curled, else very good.

Lot: 519 - GERMAN CIGARETTE ALBUMS (2)

GERMAN CIGARETTE ALBUMS (2) Lot of two German ‘cigarette' albums, including: ‘Adolf Hitler Pictures From the Life of the Fuhrer' (Bilderdienst: Hamburg: Herausgegeben vom Cigaretten), 1936. 133pp. large 4to., with a frontis portrait of Hitler and a foreword by Hermann Goring. This example is almost completely filled, showing images depicting Hitler in various formal and informal scenarios. Some photos have come loose.; WITH: ‘Deutschland Erwacht' (Herausgegeben vom Cigaretten/Bilderdienst: Hamburg), 1933, 150pp. large 4to., with an enormous fold-out photo in the rear showing a rally at Nuremberg. Completely filled propagandistic photographs depicting the Nazis' takeover of the German government and in excellent condition. These so-called 'cigarette books' contained historical text and were supplied to smokers who then filled the book with color photos obtained when they purchased cigarettes. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 520 - GERMAN EASTERN FRONT PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

GERMAN EASTERN FRONT PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM German soldier's photograph album containing largely images from the Eastern Front, about 50 photographs largely 2.5 x 3.5 in. each. Images include: '3 Rabbis' standing beside a military truck, possibly having been rounded-up; the soldier and his friends, mostly non-coms, armed and in the field, soldiers 'goose-stepping' and being inspected; destroyed aircraft including a German bomber, a ribald party with soldiers disgracing their uniform, grave of a friend, etc. Very good.

Lot: 521 - HERMANN GORING (12)

HERMANN GORING (12) Fine lot of 12 photographs of Hermann Goring, includes: two 7 x 9 in. photos showing him alternately with SS-Brigadefuhrer Karl Pflomm and outside the Nuremberg parade grounds with Rader and others; six 5 x 7 in. press photographs of a Knights Cross awards ceremony; a 2.5 x 3.5 in. candid regarding a map; two postcard photos in summer uniform, and an image in formal dress uniform with printed signature. Very good.

Lot: 522 - HIROSHIMA: REBUILDING THE CITY AFTER THE BOMB

HIROSHIMA: REBUILDING THE CITY AFTER THE BOMB A fascinating World War II journal, a bound volume entitled ‘The Rebirth of a City: A Photographic Essay Prepared by The Hiroshima Educational Section' by Theodore W. Faulkner, July 20, 1948, containing within 18 original b/w photographs showing the devastation of the city, with each photograph meticulously described in a typed. The book measures 7 x 9.5 in., bound in green linen, and the photographs are 6.25 x 4.75 in. and neatly mounted in tabs. The page of each photo bears a note in Kanji affixed beneath it. The heart-wrenching images vividly display the wreckage of the city, and more particularly, the toll the bombing took on the educational system: students are shown in severely overcrowded classrooms of ruined buildings and classes held outside due to lack of schools, with each photograph documenting the school, the number of students, the site which it replaced, classes held in unused factory buildings, and other information designed to highlight the plight of the city not just in terms of damage to structures, but the damage sustained to the Japanese education system which holds, to this day, central importance to the culture. Signed by the author on a paper label on the cover. Cover exhibits wear, while interior pages are toned and somewhat fragile. Photographs, however are in fine condition. A rarity indeed!

Lot: 523 - GEORGE S. PATTON ORIGINAL SLIDES

GEORGE S. PATTON ORIGINAL SLIDES A fascinating group of eight candid color slides of Patton, each faced in glass with metal edges and originating from the estate of Patton's friend and deputy commander Keyes in North Africa. Images include: a Patton tour of historic ruins in North Africa, probably Carthage; a second 2nd armored division colonel, likely a member of Patton's staff; a superb clear image of Patton in full military regalia; an image of Patton's burial at Luxembourg; a second slide of the funeral; Patton in a field with power line in backdrop, most likely North Africa; a fine standing image of Patton, with backdrop of Sicily; and an image of Patton when he received the The Order of Ouissam Alaouite, standing with Omar N. Bradley and one other general not identified by us. All appear to be in fine condition and are almost certainly unpublished!

Lot: 524 - HITLER YOUTH COMMUNICATION TROOP PHOTO

HITLER YOUTH COMMUNICATION TROOP PHOTO Photo postcard, 6 x 4 in., a late-war image showing rows of a Hitler Youth communication troops in black uniforms, some wearing packs with radios and others with wire slung over their back. The perspective is from behind and slightly above, giving a clear view of the armbands and equipment. Fine.

Lot: 525 - HITLER YOUTH PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

HITLER YOUTH PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Superb Hitler Youth photograph album containing approx. 190 images of three brothers, at least two of whom are shown from the time were in the Hitler Youth, through their training and into their respective times of service in the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine from 1939 until the album ends in 1943. Virtually every image shows the youths in some manner: at sea on a training schooner, bicycling, visiting Hindenburg's tomb, camping, early photos in military uniform, Kriegsmarine training, an air raid, formal and group portraits, deployment to the tropics, and much more. Overall fine condition.

Lot: 526 - JAPANESE WORLD WAR II-ERA MILITARY ACADEMY PHOTO ALBUM

JAPANESE WORLD WAR II-ERA MILITARY ACADEMY PHOTO ALBUM A superb album containing over 160 photographs which include formal portraits of military academy students in uniform, an exterior view of what may be the academy itself, cadets exercising outdoors, doing sports, and also containing a few group shots. Undated but appears to be ca. 1930s-1940s and probably World War II. Mounted with tabs into an album with paper cover, in very good condition.

Lot: 527 - JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY PHOTOBOOK

JAPANESE IMPERIAL ARMY PHOTOBOOK Japanese Imperial Army photobook published by the Military Society Publishing Department on July 10, 1930, 95pp. folio with red boards. With a foreword from the Ministry of the Army stating this book was released in an effort to ‘show the majesty of the army'. Images include: troops serving as rooftop security in Taiwan; drills in the mountains, beaches, and snow-covered hills; taking care of the wounded; convoys; artillery; wading through rivers; hand-to-hand combat training; leisure time; weapons inspection; official headshots of high ranking officials; horse shows and military games; bombing expeditions, tanks; the training of military dogs; medical units; different types of heavy bombers and other aircraft; the release of balloon bombs; the last photo depicting Emperor Hirohito; and so much more! The spine has completely separated from the book and is held together with tape, also displaying some wear to the covers. A great collection of photos, worthy of a closer look.

Lot: 528 - JOSEPH W. STILWELL PHOTOGRAPHS (22)

JOSEPH W. STILWELL PHOTOGRAPHS (22) (1883 - 1946) ‘Vinegar Joe', American Army general who commanded all American forces in the China-Burma-India theater in World War II; a brilliant tactician and combat leader. A fantastic grouping of twenty-two rarely seen 11 x 8.5 in. b/w modern prints of photographs taken by Gen. Stilwell's personal photographer DAVID QUAID, depicting Stilwell and his men during their assignment to the China-Burma-India Theater. Per our consignor these images come directly from Quaid's estate. Images include: a candid shot of Stilwell and a few of his men taking a respite; several images of Merrill's Marauders crossing a river with their weapons in hand, with one such image bearing a description in part: ‘...Men of Merrill's marauders, cross the Tanai Hka River on an ‘Indian file' bamboo bridge...behind Japanese lines in Burma...'; a closeup of a young soldier; the boarding of local ships in India; fine closeup of merchandise at a local market; fishermen with their boats and net setups; portrait view of a river boat captain; and two color images showing the Exhibit on Gen. Stilwell & Americans in Chongqing During World War II. Finally there is an original press photo from the exhibit, a group photo of the branch exhibit president, chairmen, treasurers, etc. Very good condition.

Lot: 529 - KRIEGSMARINE PHOTO ALBUM

KRIEGSMARINE PHOTO ALBUM World War II photo album, 10 x 7 in., bearing a Kriegsmarine eagle at the top left and reading at the bottom ‘Meine Kriegserinnerungen' (‘My War Memories'). Contained within are 161 b/w photos. Images include: training in school, suppertime, soldiers departing for battle, leave spent in Holland, Amsterdam, France, etc., gravesites, 1940 Christmas celebration, a musical performance, damaged buildings and bridges, marching, local people, and more. The black leather cover bears a small puncture hole at the right, else very good.

Lot: 530 - LUFTWAFFE AIRCRAFT AND PERSONNEL PHOTO COLLECTION

LUFTWAFFE AIRCRAFT AND PERSONNEL PHOTO COLLECTION A vast collection of approx. 700 Luftwaffe-related photographs, most postcard-sized or smaller, about two-thirds of which appear to be more recent reprints of good quality and fine content regardless. Images include a huge range of topics: aircraft of all types; pilots, officers, generals, and award recipients; aircraft on the ground, in flight, in combat, and wrecked; flak artillery; ground crew; paratroopers, group portraits; mascots; and much more. All photographs are mounted within a modern photo album. Sold as a lot, as is.

Lot: 531 - MURDER OF BENITO MUSSOLINI

MURDER OF BENITO MUSSOLINI Superb lot of four contemporary photographs, 5 x 4 in. b/w, showing the bodies of Benito Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and cohorts, following their execution in Milan, April of 1945 by Communist partisans. These graphic images show the corpses hanging on public display and closeups of the mutilated bodies. The photos are in pristine condition, with no creases, tears, etc.

Lot: 532 - MUSSOLINI EXECUTION PHOTOGRAPHS AND MORE ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II PHOTOS

MUSSOLINI EXECUTION PHOTOGRAPHS AND MORE ORIGINAL WORLD WAR II PHOTOS Three original grim images, 3.25 x 4.5 in. b/w, contained within a period envelope from war photographer Ralph N. Bacon marked ‘Proofs'. Accompanied by Bacon's original Army identification card, dated March 5, 1945, as well as over 140 original snapshots measuring 5 x 3.5 in. b/w, showing scenes from American army life during World War II such as soldiers in camp, posed on the field, on tour, and so forth. Near fine.

Lot: 533 - N.S.F.K. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM

N.S.F.K. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Superb and scarcely seen N.S.F.K. photograph album containing 98 original photographs, about twenty of which show the owner following the completion of his training and enlistment in the Luftwaffe. The images are wonderful, showing swastika-emblazoned gliders on the ground and in flight, hangers, repairmen and technicians, larger, powered aircraft and towing vehicles, and a few aircraft that had crashed. At the end of the album are photographs showing the album's owner in the cockpit of a bomber and fighter, in group images, being reviewed by superiors, etc. Overall near fine.

Lot: 534 - NEW GEORGIA MARINE CORPS PHOTOGRAPHS (23)

NEW GEORGIA MARINE CORPS PHOTOGRAPHS (23) Fine lot of 23 USMC photographs from the Marines' campaign on New Georgia, each 4 x 5 in. b/w, all made contemporary to the campaign. Images include shattered shores facilities, destroyed Japanese aircraft, Marines at the front checking caves, dugouts, trenches, etc., capture of a Japanese flag, an American grave, etc. Overall fine.

Lot: 535 - NOSE ART PHOTOGRAPHS OF B-29S AND B-24S (20)

NOSE ART PHOTOGRAPHS OF B-29S AND B-24S (20) Lot of twenty approx. 5 x 4 in. b/w photographs depicting the nose art of American Boeing B-29 Superfortresses and B-24 Liberators. The first eleven show the planes: Moon's Moonbeam, Torchy, Aviation Engineers, Seven to Seven, Tiger, Ah Sooo, Saipanda, Fire Ball, Honey, Our Gal, and Bedroom Eyes. The next nine show the planes: Vagrant Virgin, Fools Rush In, G.I. Wife, Fast Company, Hells-Belle, Fluxuatin' Kate, Problem Child, Red Hot Riding Hood, and Bashful Marion. The Nose art was originally started for the practical reason of identifying friendly units, but eventually evolved into a deeply rooted part of USAAF culture to express individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military.

Lot: 536 - NUREMBERG DEFENDANTS (10)

NUREMBERG DEFENDANTS (10) Lot of ten original photographs of (lesser) Nuremberg defendants, includes nine 3.5 x 4.5 in. photographs of ARTUR AXMANN, GUNTHER ALTENBURG, ERICH ALBRECHT, RUDOLF AUSTEL, JOSEP ALTSTOTTER, WILHELM VON AMMON, JOSEF ALTMEYER, HELGE AULEB, and HANS AUFSESS, with a 8 x 10 in. photo of OTTO AMBROS at the I.G. Farben trial. Ambros (1901–1990) was a German chemist known for his wartime work on synthetic rubber and nerve agents (sarin and tabun). After the war he was tried at Nuremberg and convicted of crimes against humanity for his use of slave labor from the Auschwitz III–Monowitz concentration camp. Ten pcs.

Lot: 537 - ORIGINAL HOFFMAN PHOTOGRAPH OF ADOLF HITLER

ORIGINAL HOFFMAN PHOTOGRAPH OF ADOLF HITLER Original photograph, 5 x 7 in., of Adolf Hitler taken by his personal photographer Heinrich Hoffman. Diagonal crease at bottom right and a small one-inch tear at the bottom left corner, still very good.

Lot: 538 - ORIGINAL HOFFMAN PHOTOGRAPHS OF ADOLF HITLER (10)

ORIGINAL HOFFMAN PHOTOGRAPHS OF ADOLF HITLER (10) A collection of ten b/w photographs of Adolf Hitler taken by his personal photographer Heinrich Hoffman, 7 x 5 in. b/w, showing various images of Hitler meeting and dining with the female members of the Reichsarbeitsdienst or R.A.D. youth labor service. Each photo is slightly curled at top and bottom, else very good.

Lot: 539 - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF HITLER

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF HITLER An excellent original photograph, 7 x 5 in. b/w, depicting Hitler as he makes his way to Hermann Goring's wedding. He is seen in the passenger seat of a motorcar, waving to bystanders. A line formation of soldiers gives the Nazi salute in the background. ‘Unser Fuhrer!' (‘Our Fuhrer!') is written on the verso, with further text indicating this image is from the day of Hermann Goering's wedding on April 10, 1935. Light edge wear, else very good.

Lot: 540 - ORIGINAL PHOTOS OF AMERICAN GIs IN THE PHILIPPINES (46)

ORIGINAL PHOTOS OF AMERICAN GIs IN THE PHILIPPINES (46) A collection of forty-six period photographs, most approx. 6 x 4 in. b/w, from an American GI's service in the Philippines in the late 1940s. Images include: the corpse of a soldier; GIs posing with their weapons among scenery, and with each other; great shots of locals in traditional garb as they weave mats, gather water, care for their children, etc.; and several scenic photos, many of which include local wildlife. Very good.

Lot: 541 - PANORAMIC PHOTO OF 1936 OLYMPIC STADIUM

PANORAMIC PHOTO OF 1936 OLYMPIC STADIUM A fine panoramic photo, 15 x 3 in., of the 1936 Berlin Olympic stadium filled with eager spectators. The verso bears a brief description noting this image was taken during the inaugural ceremony on Aug. 1, 1936. Mounted to a cardboard frame by tape on the verso, 18 x 5 in. overall. Very good.

Lot: 542 - THE FUNERAL OF GEORGE S. PATTON

THE FUNERAL OF GEORGE S. PATTON A group of five photographs measuring 5.5 x 4 in. b/w, deckled edges, printed in Luxembourg and showing images of Patton's funeral and burial, with Gen. Geoffrey Keyes and wife as well as numerous other mourners looking on. Keyes had a particularly close relationship to Patton as his deputy commander in North Africa, commander in the Second Corps in Italy, and newly-minted commander of the of the 7th Army. Backstamp by Photo-Hall Bertogne. Fine.

Lot: 543 - TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PHOTOGRAPHS

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN PHOTOGRAPHS A group of 12 original b/w photographs, 2.75 x 1.9 in. each, titled ‘Memories of Tuskegee' and mounted to a vintage album page. Images show planes, airmen in uniform, wives/girlfriends, and more. Light wrinkling, otherwise very good.

Lot: 544 - U-BOAT AND CREW PHOTOGRAPHS (22)

U-BOAT AND CREW PHOTOGRAPHS (22) Fine lot of 22 original photographs, almost all of German U-boats and their crews, postcard-sized and smaller. Images include Adm. Karl Donitz at an awards ceremony, crew members aboard their ships at sea, in harbor, and at their stations, individual portraits of sailors and officers, vessels in drydock, etc. Two of the photos show Kriegsmarine sailors at a ceremony beside the ill-fated WILHELM GUSTLOFF, a passenger ship carry refugees (and military), sunk by the Russians at war's end with up to 9,000 deaths.

Lot: 545 - U.S. WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES PHOTO ARCHIVE (130+)

U.S. WOMEN IN THE ARMED FORCES PHOTO ARCHIVE (130+) Huge collection of over 130 original period photographs of American women serving in the U.S. military, virtually all during World War II, a small handful from prior to that war. Sizes range from postcard-sized to 8 x 10 in., the great majority being 6 x 8 in. or larger. Subjects include nurses, Navy, WASPs, WAAC, and WAC, most being press photographs with paper captions applied to the verso. Every possible subject is covered, including women at the front, in training, under review, at their jobs be it at a desk, tending wounded or ferrying aircraft, 'leg shots', portraits in uniform, candid images, etc. Several of the images are signed, in some cases by many of the sitters. Overall fine condition.

Lot: 546 - V1 FLYING BOMB PHOTOS (3)

V1 FLYING BOMB PHOTOS (3) Lot of three 3.5 x 2.5 in. b/w photos depicting a V1 flying bomb crashed on a beach, all three dated on the verso Aug. 1944. The remaining two show the destroyed bomb with the interior wires strewn about. One photo shows a soldier sitting atop the missile. The V1 was one of the most ingenious and terrifying weapons of World War II, one of the first ‘cruise missiles' in active service, and the only pulsejet-powered aircraft to ever see production. Three pieces, fine.

Lot: 547 - WILHELM GUSTLOFF PHOTO

WILHELM GUSTLOFF PHOTO Fine period photo, 4.5 x 3.25 in. b/w, depicting the ill-fated passenger ship, Wilhelm Gustloff. The ship was sunk by the Soviet submarine S-13 on Jan. 30, 1945, during Operation Hannibal to evacuate German troops and civilians from East Prussia as a response to the Red Army advancement. This tragedy resulted from the failure of the Germans to mark her as a hospital ship and fitting it with anti-aircraft guns, with a total of approx. 9,600 people dead. To this day, the wreck is considered the largest loss of life in a single ship sinking in history. Mounting remnants on the verso, else fine.

Lot: 548 - WORD WAR II U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE PHOTOS OF THE KURE, JAPAN BOMBING (37)

WORD WAR II U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE PHOTOS OF THE KURE, JAPAN BOMBING (37) A collection of thirty-seven b/w U.S. Army Air Force intelligence photographs, none larger than 10 x 8 in., depicting the bombing raids on Kure, Japan in 1945. Images show: aerial views of the city and targets such as the Tokuyama fueling station, closeups of the B-29 and B-24 heavy bombers in flight, mushroom clouds, etc. All photos bear a printed number at the top margin and are marked ‘Restricted'. These intelligence photos are part of a collection belonging to Sergeant Joseph A. Parisi of the 497th Bombardment Group. The group earned two Distinguished Unit Citations for their raids against Japan, assisting in the assault on Okinawa, the very raids depicted in these images. Sixteen of Parisi's own personal photographs accompany this lot, showing: Parisi in uniform and visiting a wounded soldier, a veterans cemetery, the 497th at a church service in Goat Gulch, Parisi posing with his wife, and two small photos focusing on the nose art of aircraft. Also present is a typed document listing the personal property of Parisi and a program for the Spence Field Open Post on July 4, 1943. The photos are slightly curled, otherwise very good.

Lot: 549 - WORLD WAR II AERIAL PHOTOS OF IWO JIMA

Lot of five original Army Air Corp reconnaissance photographs, 10 x 10 in. b/w, landscape images of the island of Iwo Jima taken from 21,500 feet. Visible in some are villages, road systems, sections of farmland, and other geographical features. All slightly worn with minor edgewear, else fine.

Lot: 550 - WORLD WAR II ALLIED P.O.W. PRESS PHOTO

WORLD WAR II ALLIED P.O.W. PRESS PHOTO Patriotic press photo, 6 x 8.25 in. b/w, displaying an enormous crowd cheering as the American flag is raised at the Westertimke prison camp. Mounted to the verso is a typed description of the photo, in part: ‘...These cheering Americans were released from the Westertimke prison camp near Bremen, Germany, by advancing Second British Army troops. They are shown here raising the American flag. Westertimke was the only naval prison camp in Germany and the liberating British troops found many American and Allied prisoners had been moved there by the retreating Germans from camps farther to the west...'. Fine.

Lot: 551 - WORLD WAR II EASTERN FRONT PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION (65+)

WORLD WAR II EASTERN FRONT PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION (65+) A collection of original war-date photographs of German soldiers fighting in the Eastern Front, most in small format and with deckled edges and taken in Russia. Images include: Wehrmacht soldiers in Russia, tanks entering an occupied zone, Panzer tanks, a downed Russian fighter plane, German soldiers advancing north of the Black Sea, into Kuban, and Bulgaria, a captured Russian anti-aircraft gun, soldiers doing daily tasks such as relaxing and cooking, shots of villagers, an Afrika Corps soldier, German soldiers with their ‘Josef Stalin' snowman, German soldiers in the field and on horseback, a cemetary in Russia, and much more. Almost all photos are meticulously labeled and described. Overall very good to fine condition.

Lot: 552 - WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE SOLDIER’S PHOTO ALBUM

WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE SOLDIER'S PHOTO ALBUM Photo album, 8.5 x 6 in., assembled by a Japanese soldier during the World War II era and containing 41 b/w photos. Images include: closeups of soldiers in uniform, group photos of soldiers posing with and without their weapons, local kimono-clad women with their children, traditional buildings, gardens, sentry on duty, and locals enjoying a day at the beach. There is also a newspaper clipping with a photo depicting the 24th Independent Infantry Battalion as they make their way through a city in ruins. A few loose photos and also several pages bearing glue remnants from missing photos. Minimal wear to the covers, else very good.

Lot: 553 - WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE SOLDIER’S PHOTO ALBUM

WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE SOLDIER'S PHOTO ALBUM Photo album, 11 x 8 in., assembled by a Japanese soldier in 1933 and containing 105 b/w photos. Images include: explosions landmine explosions, soldiers during training and inspection, shrines, bridge construction, students working at a drill and engineering school, physical training, group photos, closeups of fellow soldiers, and more. The last photo is quite a dramatic image, depicting four soldiers on horseback with one holding a flag, underneath a stormy sky. Nearly all photos bear a brief descriptive line. Some staining and tearing to the cloth covers, else very good.

Lot: 554 - WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE SOLDIER’S PHOTO ALBUM

WORLD WAR II ERA JAPANESE SOLDIER'S PHOTO ALBUM Photo album, 9.5 x 11.5 in., assembled by a Japanese soldier during the World War II era and containing 89 photos. Images include: training and inspection, kimono-clad women, outdoor barbershop, construction work, spirit festival, group photos and closeups of soldiers in uniform, rickshaws, and more. Light soiling to the covers, else very good.

Lot: 555 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN PHOTO ALBUM

WORLD WAR II GERMAN PHOTO ALBUM World War II photo album belonging to a German soldier, 8.5 x 10 in., green cloth covers. Contained within are 126 b/w photos, dated as early as 1937. Images include: soldiers lined up following their oath to Hitler, men departing for battle, children dressed as soldiers, convoys, Maginot Line, tanks, remnants of downed planes, dead bodies on a battlefield, the ruins of city blocks, musical performances, the wounded and more. Light spotting throughout, else very good.

Lot: 556 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN PHOTO POSTCARDS (8)

WORLD WAR II GERMAN PHOTO POSTCARDS (8) Nice lot of eight period photo postcards, each 4 x 6 in. b/w, depicting famous Luftwaffe pilots. Includes: Adolf Galland, Hermann-Friedrich Joppien, Karl Gottfried, Joachim Muncheberg, Hans Philipp, Helmut Wenk, Gunther Lutzow, and Walter Oesau. Each stamped on the verso ‘J G'. Eight pieces, fine.

Lot: 557 - WORLD WAR II JAPANESE TANKMAN’S PHOTO ALBUM

WORLD WAR II JAPANESE TANKMAN'S PHOTO ALBUM World War II Japanese tankman's cloth-covered photo album, 14.5 x 10.5 in., containing 84 b/w photos, with printed images on the reverse of the pages. The album was assembled during his time at the school he trained at. Images include: closeups of soldiers in uniform, training, tanks working through various movements, convoys, mountains and other captivating nature scenes, inspection, group photos, and more. There are also several carbon copies listing the names of those who attended the school. A few tears to the back cloth cover, else very good.

Lot: 558 - WORLD WAR II ORIGINAL PHOTO COLLECTION (70+)

WORLD WAR II ORIGINAL PHOTO COLLECTION (70+) A group of over 70 original, mostly candid war-time photographs in various small formats and from countries as far-flung as Libya, Poland, Norway, Finland, Romania, France and more. Most images are undoubtedly unpublished, and feature scenes of: Jews and P.O.W.s being marched to a grim fate; Senegalese, Indian and Moroccan P.O.W.s in Toul; formal portraits of unnamed generals and Hitler Youth; a funeral ceremony; German soldiers burying a French soldier; a German turnfest in Poland; RAD men at work; German soldiers who, according to the note, ‘took chickens from locals at the Krakow-Plaszow concentration camp'; defeated French soldiers in Reims being marched to P.O.W. camps; Junckers and other aircraft; Polish prisoners captured during the German invasion; a German field kitchen in Rennes; Afrika Corps soldiers at work; soldiers conducting search for Jews in Poland; the burning of a Polish town in retaliation for partisan activity; a portrait of a Brownshirt, and much much more. Almost all are meticulously identified and labeled. Fine condition.

Lot: 559 - WORLD WAR II PHOTOS OF THE ERNIE PYLE MONUMENT (10)

WORLD WAR II PHOTOS OF THE ERNIE PYLE MONUMENT (10) Lot of ten photos, approx. 4.5 x 3.5 in. b/w, pulled from a photo album of an American G.I. Images include: two photo of the monument for famed American journalist Ernie Pyle; the G.I. posing with the cross at Pyle's grave; a closeup of the original sign designating the spot Pyle was hit by enemy fire at Le Shima, reading ‘At this spot the 77th Infantry Division lost a buddy Ernie Pyle 18 April 1945'; three men performing the bugle call ‘Taps' next to the monument; a subsequent commemorative event held for Pyle at his monument; and four photos of the G.I. and locals. A few of the images bear descriptive text on the verso. Ten pieces, very good.

Lot: 560 - WORLD WAR II U.S. ARMY G.I.s PHOTO COLLECTION (70)

WORLD WAR II U.S. ARMY G.I.s PHOTO COLLECTION (70) Very nice collection of seventy original World War II photographs, none larger than 4 x 3 in. b/w, pulled from a U.S. Army G.I.'s collection. Images include: 1945 victory parade in Paris with marching soldiers, tanks, flags of the victorious Allies, and a procession of German prisoners; destroyed city blocks; overturned vehicles; artillery; funeral services; several shots of army soldiers in solitary poses, candid shots on leave, group photos, working on jeeps, etc.; and closeups of stunning architecture, landscapes, and statues, nearly all in France. Very good to fine condition, with some bearing handwritten notes on the verso.

Lot: 561 - WORLD WAR II U.S.A.A.F. PHOTOGRAPHS (20)

WORLD WAR II U.S.A.A.F. PHOTOGRAPHS (20) Good lot of twenty b/w U.S.A.A.F. photographs, nearly all 8 x 10 in. Includes: recon photo a German V-1 launch site, dated July 8, 1944; closeups of American aircraft in flight, all marked on the verso ‘Passed by Army Examiner'; group photos of fighter squadrons posing in front of their planes; images featuring the nose art of B-17s; and four (unrelated) lithograph prints of women in seductive poses. Twenty-four pieces overall, very good.

Lot: 562 - (AUSCHWITZ) RUDOLF HOESS

(AUSCHWITZ) RUDOLF HOESS RUDOLF HOESS (1901 - 1947) SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer and the longest-serving commandant of Auschwitz, tested and carried into effect the use of Zyklon B containing hydrogen cyanide, thereby allowing soldiers to murder 2,000 people every hour. He created the largest installation for the continuous annihilation of human beings ever known. Executed after trial in 1947. Especially rare T.L.S. as Commandant of Auschwitz, 1p. oblong 8vo., Auschwitz, Mar. 24, 1944, complaining of the quality of replacement guards sent to him from Lublin. In part: '...Re: Replacement quota from KGL Lublin...The teams and sub-leaders who arrived here from the camp there do not represent a replacement based on their previous training. Especially since the majority of those assigned are not suitable as soldiers. In consultation with SS-WVHA/Amtsgr.D, all unfit guards will be sent back to the KGL Lublin. The arrival of the remaining commands must be acknowledged with FS...' File holes at left margin, else fine. Interesting to note that Hoess refers to the facility as 'KGL Lublin' (SS Labor Camp Lublin) instead of as a 'KZL', or concentration camp, as at this point in time, mass gassings at Lublin (Majdanek) were occurring on a huge scale.

Lot: 563 - THE HANGING OF AUSCHWITZ COMMANDANT RUDOLF HOSS

THE HANGING OF AUSCHWITZ COMMANDANT RUDOLF HOSS RUDOLF HOSS (1901-1947) SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer, twice commandant of Auschwitz where he tested and perfected the processes of gassing and cremation. Nearly a million people were murdered with his full knowledge and approval. Hoss was hanged in 1947 following a trial in Warsaw. Unique and important original photograph of Hoss moments after he was hanged at Auschwitz on April 16, 1947. Although photographs by anyone other than the official photographer were strictly forbidden, this example was taken surreptitiously. Measuring 3 1/8 x 2 1/4 in., the grainy image shows the rather makeshift gallows at center, with the deceased Hoss bound and suspended by a rope beneath the cross tie. The official photographer is visible at left, with officials looking on beyond. Buildings make up the background, while the heads of other viewers, restrained by a fence, can be seen in the foreground. The verso of the photo bears an inscription in Polish apparently identifying the scene and victim. As mentioned above, the image is grainy, likely due to the use of less-than-professional quality photographic equipment, but Hoss' bulky body and tilted head are distinct. There are some minor creases to the photo, one of which has only lightly been retouched. Overall, this historic piece is in very good condition. With additonal copy photos and research material. On April 2, 1947 Hoss was condemned to be hanged by a Warsaw court. On April 16, he was led to a gallows constructed at Auschwitz by German POWs. A prosecutor read out the sentence. The hangman placed the noose on Hoss's neck, and Hoss adjusted it with a movement of his head. When the hangman pulled the stool from under the former commandant, his body struck the trapdoor, which opened, leaving Hoss hanging. The priest began to recite the prayer for the dying. It was 10:08 a.m. A physician pronounced Hoss dead at 10:21. His remains were probably cremated. His execution would be the last such public execution in Poland.

Lot: 564 - 'EXTERMINATION OF POLISH JEWS' - FIRST PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD OF THE HOLOCAUST

'EXTERMINATION OF POLISH JEWS' - FIRST PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD OF THE HOLOCAUST Very rare publication: 'Zaglada Zydostwa Polskiego' ('Extermination of Polish Jews") (Lodz: Centralna Zydowska Konisja Historyczna W Polsce), 1945. 208pp. 13 x 9.25 in., black wrapper. Front cover detached, earlier pages bear some edge wear. First edition of this most important historical work, the first compilation of photographs documenting the process of the Nazis' extermination of Polish Jews. The album contains 252 photographs taken by amateurs and executioners, identifying the sites of the crimes and describing the events. Captions are printed in Polish, Russian, English, French, Hebrew and Yiddish and with more extensive explanatory notes to the photographs in the appendix in Polish and English. Extraordinary images, frighteningly graphic and compiled immediately at the end of the Second World War. An extremely important addition to any archive or library dealing with the Holocaust. WITH: 'Za Drutani' ('Behind Barbed Wires') by Jan Komski (Munich: P.B.I. News Agency), 1946. Approx. 40pp. 13 x 9.25 in. Reproduction of sketched made by a Polish artist held at Dachau, Gross Rosen, Flossenburg, and Auschwitz, from where he escaped. Scenes of torture, privation, executions, and death.

Lot: 565 - JULIUS STREICHER'S CHILDREN'S BOOK: 'DO NOT TRUST A FOX IN A GREEN PASTURE OR A JEW UPON HIS OATH!'

JULIUS STREICHER'S CHILDREN'S BOOK: 'DO NOT TRUST A FOX IN A GREEN PASTURE OR A JEW UPON HIS OATH!' A vile piece of Nazi propaganda, the 'instructional' children's book 'Trau keinem Fuchs auf gruner Heid und keinem Jud auf seinem Eid' ('Do Not Trust a Fox in a Green Pasture or a Jew Upon His Oath!'), by Elvira Bauer and published by Julius Streicher's Sturmer Publishing Company in 1936. The brightly-colored hardbound picture book was issued to school children as a supplement to other hate-filled 'primers' such as 'The Poisonous Mushroom'. It is replete with lurid imagery of dirty, dark-skinned Jews up to no good among innocent and angelic Aryan children, and highlights the heightened Nazi perception of racial differences with every stanza. The book begins with an account of how the lazy Jews historically made their race bothersome to others, and quips: 'Look, children, and the two compare, The German and the Jew. Take a good look at the two in the picture drawn for you. A joke - you think it is only that? Easy to guess which is which, I say: The German stands up, the Jew gives way'. This rhetoric amplifies as the book progresses with narratives against Jews and their alleged love of money, Jewish lawyers swindling a simpleton farmer, luring Aryan women away from their men with gold and jewels, and so forth. It goes so far as to include an unabashed glorification of Streicher himself: 'To him we owe our deepest thanks That German stock remains so sound. The Jews in turn he's taught a lesson, The value of a healthy folk. He let them feel the German spirit Twixt Jew and us he's shown the difference. That is Streicher!!'. Of particular note is an image of a wealthy Jew driving a pauper and his daughter from his doorstep, a Jewish butcher serving Aryans cuts of meat from a filthy butcher shop, and ignorant Jewish children tormenting the school-loving Aryan kids. The book concludes with a bucolic image of Hitler Youth on the march and the verse: 'From this picture may be seen, Hitler Youth in splendid mien, From smallest to the biggest boy. All are husky, tough, and strong. They love their German Führer And God in Heaven they fear. But the Jews they must despise! They're not like these boys, So Jews must just give way!' This piece was one of the most vitriolic published by Streicher. With its bright illustrations and appealing typeface, it enjoyed tremendous popularity and had a run of over 100,000 copies. Some average wear to covers, soiling, bumping to corners, and bearing a ownership docket on half title page.

Lot: 566 - ANTI-SEMITIC STREET SIGN

ANTI-SEMITIC STREET SIGN Anti-Semitic street sign, 6.25 x 3 in., of metal construction with white enamel finish and a single mounting hole on either side. The sign is slightly convex and reads ‘Kaufe nichts von Juden' (‘Don't buy anything from Jews'), a swastika at the top left. Discolored around the edges and some rust on the reverse, else very good.

Lot: 567 - DUTCH ‘JOOD’ STAR OF DAVID PATCH

DUTCH ‘JOOD' STAR OF DAVID PATCH Dutch ‘Jood' Star of David arm or chest patch, black printing on yellow cloth, 4.25 in. diameter, with ragged edges consistent with having been removed from a garment. The Dutch were very sympathetic towards their Jewish fellow citizens, but over 100,000 were deported to death camps.

Lot: 568 - FRENCH ‘JUIF’ STAR OF DAVID PATCH

FRENCH ‘JUIF' STAR OF DAVID PATCH Rare French ‘Juif' arm or chest patch, intended to be worn by French Jews to distinguish them from the balance of the population. This 4.5 in. diameter example is printed in black on yellow cloth, the proper weave, with edges neatly tucked beneath the perimeter. Traces of thread show prior attachment to clothing, staining and wear consistent with age, very good. Much rarer than the 'Jude' German examples.

Lot: 569 - GERMAN 'JUDE' CLOTH STAR OF DAVID

GERMAN 'JUDE' CLOTH STAR OF DAVID Yellow cloth Star of David imprinted 'Jude', 5 in. diameter, in correct yellow cloth color and weave, very heavily printed in black, still bearing a few threads where previously machine-sewn to a garment. These stars were used to publicly identify Jews (this one used for Jews in Germany), and this example was obtained by us from a private long-time collector. Overall good condition.

Lot: 570 - GERMAN JEWISH/CRIMINAL CONCENTRATION CAMP INSIGNIA

GERMAN JEWISH/CRIMINAL CONCENTRATION CAMP INSIGNIA Very rare combination insignia issued to a 'Jewish Criminal' held captive in a German concentration camp. The 3.75 in. dia. cloth patch is comprised of two triangles, green (criminal) and yellow (Jew) sewn together. Holes remaining from prior machine stitching to a garment, moderate soiling consistent with age and use. The first such patch we've encountered.

Lot: 571 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER A chilling German-issue Russian language anti-Semitic poster, 19 x 27 in., shows a caricature of an elderly Jew spinning the globe. The text beneath offers an anti-Masonic message linking the Jews to that secret order. Linen-backed and fine.

Lot: 572 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER Very rare German-issue Russian language anti-Semitic poster, 28 x 19 in., shows caricatures of a frightened Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill on a teeter-totter balanced over the globe, with an elderly Jew glaring at them from the center, ready to tip the board one way or another. Linen-backed and fine.

Lot: 573 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER A superb poster, German-issue printed for Russian consumption, 18.5 x 26.5, shows a pleased Stalin inviting two men to seat themselves at a table in chairs bearing the Star of David, while a hoard of various individuals look at a book from under the tablecloth titled ‘Plan for Bolshevization of England and America'. The text at top reads: ‘Acting by yourself, the Comintern is dissolved'. Linen backed and fine.

Lot: 574 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER A superb poster, German-issue printed for Russian consumption, 18 x 28 in. color, shows a stereotypical Jewish ‘accountant' in yarmulke gleefully holding a scale which balances a panicking Stalin against a large pile of gold. Naturally, the scale tips in favor of the money, and the poster drives the message home with an anti-Semitic message at bottom. Linen-backed and in fine condition.

Lot: 575 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER A chilling German-issue Russian language anti-Semitic poster, 19 x 27 in., showing a fearful caricature of an elderly Jewish ‘accountant' lording over the globe, snakes with Masonic, American and Soviet symbols slithering down from his beard. Text at bottom reads: ‘The Jew's Weapons: Democracy, Masonry, Communism, and Capitalism'. Linen-backed and fine.

Lot: 576 - 'DER STURMER' ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER: 'WHEN JEWS LAUGH'

'DER STURMER' ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER: 'WHEN JEWS LAUGH' Insulting anti-Semitic poster issued by Julius Streicher's newspaper 'Der Sturmer', the 12 x 16.5 in. poster bearing the title at center: 'When Jews laugh' amidst unflattering portraits of Jews, some clearly mentally disabled and impoverished. The caption at the bottom of the image reads: 'The Jews are born criminals. They cannot laugh freely and openly. Their face merely contorts into a devilish grin'l At bottom, additional red text urges the reader to read the latest issue of 'Der Sturmer'. Fine condition.

Lot: 577 - HITLER EJECTS ALBERT EINSTEIN FROM GERMANY

HITLER EJECTS ALBERT EINSTEIN FROM GERMANY Excessively rare 1934 color postcard, 5.75 x 4 in., an artist's portrayal of a furious Adolf Hitler ejecting brilliant physicist Albert Einstein from Germany. Hitler is shown at right in Brownshirt uniform, his left hand balled into a fist, his right hand pointing in a manner ordering Einstein to leave. Beside Hitler stands another uniformed SA man, and behind the pair is a hand clutching a dagger dripping with blood. Dark clouds drift in the background. At left, Einstein is shown with sun rays emanating from behind him, his hands before him in an imploring gesture. On the verso, the card bears a quote: 'Neither hatred nor persecution can stay the progress of science and civilization', citing the artist's name: 'M[ichael]. Califano', date '1934', and title of the piece: 'The Ignominy of the XXth Century'. Fine condition. Califano was selling the postcards in New York to raise money to help German-Jewish refugees and his studio was raided by Nazi sympathizers who slashed the painting represented on this postcard.

Lot: 578 - POLISH ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-SEMITIC POLISH PROPAGANDA POSTER

POLISH ANTI-AMERICAN, ANTI-SEMITIC POLISH PROPAGANDA POSTER A great World War II era color poster 34 in. x 27 in. posing the question ‘Who Rules the USA?' superimposed over a collage of famous American Jews such as Bernard Baruch, Chaim Weitzmann, Sol Bloom, Felix Frankfurter, Adolf Zukor, and others. Naturally, Franklin D. Roosevelt is at the center of the controversy. At bottom, the text gives ‘biographies' of each of the personages depicted, replete with their roles in the so-called Jewish cultural and political domination of the country. Vertical fold has been repaired by archival tape but is still split and in need of proper reinforcement, prominent horizontal fold bears edge splits, still very good.

Lot: 579 - 'JUD SUSS' FILM PROGRAM

'JUD SUSS' FILM PROGRAM A rare printed program from the notorious propaganda film 'Jew Suss' commissioned by Joseph Goebbels and completed in 1940. The movie played on basic Nazi stereotypes of Jews having hooked noses and being materialistic, immoral, cunning, untrustworthy and physically unattractive. The main character, a Jew, unsuccessfully pursues and then rapes a non-Jewish woman, who then commits suicide. He is executed, and all Jews are expelled from the state. The film was a huge success in Germany, having over 20 million views. The program is 8pp. 11.5 x 8.75 in., Berlin, 1940, lists cast members and gives a synopsis of the film, with several scenes depicted within including the title character pursuing his 'prey'. Near fine.

Lot: 580 - 'THE CRIME OF OUR AGE'

'THE CRIME OF OUR AGE' Early postwar pro-German and patently anti-Semitic book: 'The Crime of Our Age' by Dr. Ludwig A. Fritsch, a retired Lutheran pastor (printed privately, probably in Chicago, 1949), 88pp. 8vo., in illustrated heavy stock boards. A full-throated endorsement of pre-war Germany and its leadership, claiming that the victory of the Allies was an absolute disaster from a 'Christian' and 'white' point of view. Chapters include: 'Roosevelt's Satanism...Italy and Germany Creators of Christian Culture...Germany the Protector of Christianity and the White Race...The Allies Invented the Concentration Camps...We Americans Have to Take Over Germany's Mission...' and much more. Two pages within are toned due to acid offsetting from a promotion pamphlet for the book tucked within, as well as a printed facsimile of a letter sent by Fritsch to German speakers. Covers soiled, else very good. A very rare book!

Lot: 581 - (WARSAW GHETTO) PAUL MODER

(WARSAW GHETTO) PAUL MODER (1896 - 1942) SS and Police Leader in Warsaw from November 1939 to July 1941. Transferred to the Waffen SS, he served with the SS-Totenkopf Division and died in action on the eastern front. Moder's unit was responsible for guarding Jewish forced laborers in the ghetto, he arrested (and likely murdered) over 1,000 members of the Polish resistance, and was instrumental in building the wall which surrounded the ghetto. Excessively rare partial D.S., 7.5 x 2 in., Berlin, June 6, 1934, the bottom of a document filled-out and signed by Moder, mounted to an image of Moder in uniform. Very good.

Lot: 582 - ‘DIE JUDEN IN DER KARIKATUR’

‘DIE JUDEN IN DER KARIKATUR' Scarce first edition of Eduard Fuchs' volume ‘Die Juden in der Karikatur' (Munich: Albert Langen, 1921), 310pp. folio hardbound in red linen with ribbon bookmark, with numerous examples of anti-Semitic graphic artwork, prints and other derogatory representations of Jews. Sunning to spine, a few negligible stains to cover, otherwise very good condition.

Lot: 583 - ‘EUROPA UND AMERIKA' OKW PROPAGANDA BOOKLET

‘EUROPA UND AMERIKA' OKW PROPAGANDA BOOKLET An anti-Semitic propaganda booklet titled ‘Europa und Amerika' (Inland: Oberkommandos der Wehrmatch, 1944), 78pp. 8vo. This booklet was published monthly by the OKW to teach the troops the reasons behind Germany's war. This version contains a treatise on the relations between Germany and the U.S., in which it claims that the U.S. is controlled by the international Jewry, the evils of capitalism and freemasonry, and that while German has to deal with ‘the Jewish question', the U.S. is plagued by ‘the Negro question'. Cover partially detached, edge wear and toning, just good.

Lot: 584 - ‘JEWS IN AMERICA’

‘JEWS IN AMERICA' An original pamphlet titled ‘Jews in America', written and published by TIME, Inc., 4.5 x 8.5 in., 12pp., 1936. The cover asks well-worn anti-Semitic questions such as ‘Do the Jews control industry in America?', and while the contents within attempt to disprove the claim with statements such as ‘…there is no basis whatever for the suggestions that Jews monopolize U.S. business…There is no Jewish control in the management or ownership of either transport or manufacture in the aviation industry…Jews do not dominate the American scene…'. However, there is still plenty of anti-Semitic verbiage to go around: ‘…Jews…monopolize certain minor provinces…[with] their curious industrial distribution, their tendency to crowd together in particular squares of the checkerboard…Can this universal stranger be absorbed in the country which has absorbed every other European stock?...'. The pamphlet ends by stating Yes, the Jews can be assimilated…but only if the Jews themselves wish it by: ‘…the quieting of Jewish apprehensiveness and the consequent elimination of the aggressive and occasional provocative Jewish defensive measures…'. Toned strip at top margin, otherwise very good.

Lot: 585 - ‘JUDAISM AND THE SHADOW OF THE ANTICHRIST’

‘JUDAISM AND THE SHADOW OF THE ANTICHRIST' Anti-Semitic book, ‘Das Judentum und die Schatten des Antichrist' (‘Judaism and the Shadow of the Antichrist), by clergyman Gaston Ritter, (Graz: Verlag Styria), 1933, 96pp. 8vo. Subtitled ‘A Look Behind the Scenes of the Political World Stage', this tract rehashes claims that Jewish cabals secretly control world politicians, banking structures, and so forth. The cover bears an illustration showing a Star of David casting a large shadow over the globe. Covers are slightly spotted and stained, otherwise good.

Lot: 586 - ‘KONZENTRATIONSLAGER DACHAU’ PUBLICATION

‘KONZENTRATIONSLAGER DACHAU' PUBLICATION Rare publication ‘Konzentrationsalger Dacahu' (Vienna: Sternverlag), 1945. 48pp. 8vo., softcover with a chilling image of dead bodies on the front cover, the title in red. Quite possibly the first expose printed in German detailing the concentration camp system. Contained within are gruesome images supporting the text, depicting the horrors suffered by the prisoners at Dachau. Some creasing and minimal tearing at the spine, else very good. SOLD WITH the book: ‘Kritik Die Stimme eds Volkes: Der Auschwitz-Betrug' (‘Criticism The Voice of the People: The Auschwitz Scam') (Mohrkirch: Critic Publishing), no date. 78pp. 8vo., softcover. In this publication are the arguments that the atrocities committed at Auschwitz were all a lie and the overall defense of the German population. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 587 - ‘MAUTHAUSEN’

‘MAUTHAUSEN' Czech publication: ‘Mauthausen' (Prague: KSC Kraj Praha), no year. 58pp. 4to., brown boards. The book is filled with images of the concentration camp Mauthausen located in Austria. Images show: the stone wall surrounding the camp, watchtowers, headquarters building, barbed wire fences, courtyard where prisoners were lined up daily, barrack number 13 where hundreds of Czechs were brutally beaten and starved in the Winter of 1941-42, crematorium and ovens, disturbing views of the prisoners who were clearly malnourished, SS officers, corpses of prisoners who were murdered in countless inhuman ways, large post-liberation cemetery for the dead, Heinrich Himmler and Ernst Kaltenbrunner inspecting the camp, entrances to underground passages where the SS officers planned to ‘liquidate' the camp, and much more. The book itself bears some light spotting to the covers, else very good.

Lot: 588 - ‘SS DACHAU’ AND THE LIBERATION OF DACHAU

‘SS DACHAU' AND THE LIBERATION OF DACHAU Scarce book 'SS Dachau', a very early postwar publication and one of the first to reveal the horrors of the concentration camp system. The book, issued by the 7th U.S. Army with a foreword by Col. William W. Quinn. is undated, 68pp. 4to., and describes the history and operation of the camp, its administration, experiments, executions, liberation, case reports, etc., and includes a detailed prisoner's diary. Some soiling and a few stains within, a note on the title page indicating that this copy was found in a shelled building in Eissen, Mar. 2, 1946. Lightly worn, else very good.

Lot: 589 - OSKAR STRAUS 'THE ETERNAL JEW' COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARD

OSKAR STRAUS 'THE ETERNAL JEW' COMMEMORATIVE POSTCARD Excessively rare 1938 color 3.5 x 5.5 in. postcard bearing a caricature of composer Oskar Straus, including red ink promotional stamp and postal cancellation stamps advertising 'Der ewige Jude' ('The Eternal Jew'), a notorious Nazi anti-Semitic exhibition in Munich. It was soon followed by the publication of a book of the same title, consisting of 265 photographs, each with a derogatory caption asserting the degeneracy of the Jewish race. This card is far rarer than the cards bearing the caricature of the standing Orthodox Jew. Fine condition.

Lot: 590 - ‘THE ETERNAL JEW’ ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA GROUP

‘THE ETERNAL JEW' ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA GROUP Rare grouping of Nazi propaganda surrounding the 1938 anti-Semitic exhibition ‘The Eternal Jew', includes the 1937 128pp. paperbound book, heavily illustrated with photographs of prominent Jews from Germany and elsewhere, some rather unflattering. All images are captioned, undoubtedly with propagandistic or insulting descriptions. Among those pictured are Charlie Chaplin, Franz Werfel, Nathan Rothschild, Gustav Mahler, Theodor Herzl, and so on. The covers of the book bear a few slight wear, contents are very good. In 1940 the film of the same name was released. The movie was produced in the style of a documentary, the central thesis being the immutable racial personality traits that, according to Nazi doctrine, characterize the Jew as a wandering cultural parasite. Throughout the film, these supposed traits are contrasted to the Nazi state ideal: while Aryan men are shown to find satisfaction in physical labor and the creation of value, Jews are depicted as finding pleasure in money and a hedonist lifestyle. WITH: a postcard reproduction of the poster used to promote the exhibition, canceled in Vienna and Munich respectively on days the exhibition was open in those cities, in fine condition. This lot also includes a real-photo postcard showing the exterior of the Vienna exhibition, and two press photos from the film 1934 film ‘The House of Rothschild', starring George Arliss. Together, five pieces.

Lot: 591 - 'THE ETERNAL JEW' FILM PROGRAM

'THE ETERNAL JEW' FILM PROGRAM A rare printed program from the notorious propaganda film 'Der Ewige Jude' ('The Wandering Jew', later retitled 'The Eternal Jew'), a 1940 antisemitic Nazi propaganda film, presented as a documentary. The film was directed by Fritz Hippler at the insistence of Nazi Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels. The film consists of feature and documentary footage combined with materials filmed shortly after the Nazi occupation of Poland. The program is 8pp. 11.5 x 8.75 in., Berlin, 1940, released as an issue of the magazine 'Illustrierter Film-Kurier'. Actor Peter Lorre, in character as the child molester in the film 'M', is inexplicably featured on the cover (he was also Jewish), and the program is filled with photographs of orthodox Jews, with an African carving included for 'comparison'. A really vile and amateurish rag which further incited persecution of Germany's Jews.

Lot: 592 - ‘THE ETERNAL JEW’ EXPOSITION

‘THE ETERNAL JEW' EXPOSITION Postcard from the exposition ‘The Eternal Jew', 4.25 x 6 in. color. Bears four handstamps on verso, fine.

Lot: 593 - ‘VOLK UND RASSE’

‘VOLK UND RASSE' An original copy of the racial theory booklet ‘Volk und Rasse' (‘People and Race') by Martin Staemmler (Berlin: Publisher for Social Ethics and Art, n.d.), 32pp. 5.5 x 9.5 in., with content that venerates the German race while disavowing others. Martin Staemmler (1890-1974) was a German pathologist and author of numerous writings on race during the Nazi era. Light wear, very good.

Lot: 594 - 1944 MARGARINE RATION FOR A JEW

1944 MARGARINE RATION FOR A JEW Printed document 1p. 8vo., [Munich, April 1944], a sheet of ration coupons for margarine issued for the month of April, 1944, with the red-stamped word ‘Jude' imprinted throughout. In each box, ‘butter' has been crossed out in favor of the lesser spread margarine. Very good condition.

Lot: 595 - ANTI-ROOSEVELT BOOK

ANTI-ROOSEVELT BOOK Rare anti-American, anti-Semitic German book titled: ‘Were the Roosevelts Jewish?' by Adolf Schmalix (Weimar: Weimarar Druch Anstalt, 1939), 46pp. softbound, replete with Nazi racial theory, predictable narrative linking Judaism with Freemasonry, and even providing an illustrated family tree to ‘prove' the Roosevelt family's Jewish origins. Schmalix (1890-1956) was a Nazi politician and publisher of the German weekly ‘Echo Germania' and other anti-Semitic publications. Near fine.

Lot: 596 - ANTI-SEMITIC ‘THE JEW REFUGEE’ BOOKLET

ANTI-SEMITIC ‘THE JEW REFUGEE' BOOKLET Incredible anti-Semitic World War II-era booklet, ‘The Jew Refugee Invasion of America Through Immigration and What To Do About It', 98pp. oblong 8vo., no publishing details but clearly printed in the U.S. ca. late 1930s. The booklet is filled with quotes from influential historical figures, in which they condemn the Jewish people. They include: Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford, Peter the Great, Maria Theresa, Prince Otto von Bismarck, Charles Lindbergh, James Garfield, Pope Clement VIII, and even Jesus Christ (!). Following these quotes is a section titled: ‘What the Jews Say About Themselves', with subsections such as: ‘Jews enemies of Christianity', ‘Jews rule thru [sic] political control', ‘Jews dream of world domination', ‘Jews control of finance and press', and much more. The next section is a timeline listing the troubles the Jewish people have brought about, beginning with the fall of Jerusalem, with the last entry being in 1897. More anti-Semitic content ensues, resulting in the summation that all efforts in America to restrict or completely stop immigration has failed. The last few pages consist of petitions to Congress to ‘stop the entry into this country of Jew refugees and aliens who will take the business and jobs of American citizens'. The back cover reads: ‘In America-By Americans-For American Purposes'.

Lot: 597 - ANTI-SEMITIC ASHTRAY

ANTI-SEMITIC ASHTRAY A round ceramic ashtray, 5 in. diameter with gilt accents and slots for resting one's cigarette, illustrated with a rabbi 'menacing a baby', and the punchline ‘Yiddish Clipper'. Fine condition.

Lot: 598 - ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOONS FROM 'DER STURMER' (9)

ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOONS FROM 'DER STURMER' (9) A group of nine printed caricatures of Jewish men of different professions, each printed on a separate 6 x 9 in. sheet and originally published in Julius' Streicher's newspaper ‘Der Sturmer'. The demeaning characters include: an exhausted traveler, a pontificating lawyer, a slovenly ‘Jewish Chief', a rabble-rousing politician, a ‘scrounger', an operatic star, a knock-kneed reporter, a scheming crook, and a farmer. Overall very good.

Lot: 599 - ANTI-SEMITIC POSTCARD

ANTI-SEMITIC POSTCARD World War II postcard, 5.5 x 3.5 in., bearing an anti-Semitic message. The image shows a Jewish man standing before a poker table and inspecting a bank note, titled ‘You are too beautiful to be faithful'. An untranslated handwritten message on the verso with a stamp at the top right, reading: ‘The Jews are useful in a land as moths in the soil and moths in a garment'. Lightly creased, else very good.

Lot: 600 - ANTISEMITIC CURRENCY (5)

ANTISEMITIC CURRENCY (5) Five pieces of German anti-Semitic currency, includes: a rather terrifying set of three German inflation-era 'Notgeld', or emergency currency notes, each 4 x 3.25 in., produced by the city of Sternberg in Mecklenburg. The 100-pfennig notes, printed in 1922, together depict scenes from a semi-mythical fable in which a destitute priest sells communion bread to a group of Jews to use in sacrificial rituals, and their subsequent punishment. The first note shows the priest, Peter Dane, presenting the bread to the Jews, while the second shows the bread bleeding as the Jews repeatedly stab it on a sacrificial table. The third note, by far the most graphic, shows the offending Jews being burned at the stake. The verso of each note depicts the Sternberg skyline, circa the fable's setting in 1492. The notes are housed in a commemorative envelope titled ‘The Holy Blood of Sternberg of the Year 1492 in the City-Records of the of the City in Sternberg in Mecklenburg'. The interior of the envelope reprints the story of Peter Dane and the Jews in great detail, and the lot is sold with a typed translation. The envelope shows one small chip, else very good to fine. Also present is an even more graphic 50-pfennig ‘notgeld' note, issued by the municipality of Tostedt in Lower Saxony, depicting on the recto two Jews in silhouette hanging from nooses from a tree. Four pieces. WITH: a 500 GM Reichsbanknote with an image of a stereotypical Jewish man on verso, standing aghast before a sign reading ‘German Party'. Beneath is the text: ‘God the rumors! One more a naïve cometh!'. Circulated with expected wear.

Lot: 601 - AUSCHWITZ GUARD TRAINING FORM

AUSCHWITZ GUARD TRAINING FORM Rare war-date D.S., 1p. 4to., 'Concentration Camp Auschwitz Commandery', Jan. 19, 1944. 'Oberscharfuhrer Ulm' confirms that on the same day he has received training concerning: '...1. Prisoner abuse, 2. Intercourse with prisoners, 3. Conduct as a prisoner escort, 4. Behavior as the prisoner's leader, 5. Behavior as a control guard at the camp entrances, 6. Behavior around people who cannot provide sufficient identification, 7. Behavior when prisoners escape....'. Signed in pencil by Ulm and by a witnessing Oberscharfuhrer as well. Very good.

Lot: 602 - BUCHENWALD MEDICAL DOCUMENTS (3)

BUCHENWALD MEDICAL DOCUMENTS (3) Interesting grouping of three typed letters sent to the Buchenwald concentration camp regarding medical issues of various prisoners. The first letter is on University of Jena Hospital letterhead, 1p. 4to., Aug. 24, 1942, Jena, reads in part: ‘...We recommend using yellow mercury ointment on the inmate Franz Leitner and wearing safety glasses...Matthias Schneider has [not] recently recovered from trachoma. Inmate Ferdinand Spann has bullous keratopathy as a result of the green star [glaucoma] in his eye...recommend immediate admission to our clinic...'. The second document on Sachsisches Serumwerk letterhead, 1p. 8vo., May 15, 1941, Dresden, notifying the camp doctor of Buchenwald that dysentery vaccines were delivered today and will be followed by instructions from the SS Sanitary Office. The final letter is sent from Buchenwald's camp doctor to the Hygiene Institute of the SS Main Sanitary Office in Berlin, 1p. 8vo., July 21, 1941, and reads in part: ‘...143 stool samples are sent from prisoners...with a request to be examined for pathogenic intestinal bacteria. It is noted that all prisoners have been vaccinated against typhus and dysentery...'. Concentration camps were a breeding ground for disease due to the lack of food, water, a clean environment, etc., and illnesses such as typhus, dysentery, and even the eye disorders (mentioned in the first letter) were a constant in the lives of prisoners.

Lot: 603 - CASED NAZI-ZIONIST COOPERATION MEDAL: ‘A NAZI TRAVELS TO PALESTINE’

CASED NAZI-ZIONIST COOPERATION MEDAL: ‘A NAZI TRAVELS TO PALESTINE' Silver medal 1.5 in. diameter, commemorating the unexpected but ultimately doomed attempt at unity between the early Nazi Party and the German Zionist Federation. In the early days of Nazi rule, the Zionist Movement shared a common goal with the Third Reich government: encourage immigration of German Jews to Palestine. In the spring of 1933, Kurt Tuchler, German-Jewish judge and high-ranking member of the German Zionist Federation, contacted Leopold von Mildenstein, a senior Nazi officer who was head of the Jewish department of the SD (the security service of the SS and the Nazi party), and asked him to publish an article in the Nazi press about the Jewish Yishuv in Palestine. In 1933, the two men traveled to Palestine for one month, and after their return to Germany, von Mildenstein published a series of 12 illustrated articles titled ‘A Nazi Travels to Palestine' in the mouthpiece of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels ‘Der Angriff' (‘The Attack'). To commemorate the article series, Goebbels commissioned this medal. The obverse bears a Star of David in the center, surrounded by the German legend ‘Ein Nazi fahrt nach Palestina' (‘A Nazi Travels to Palestine'), while the reverse shows a swastika and the words ‘Und erzahlt davon in Angriff' (‘And he tells about it in Der Angriff'). Slight oxidation, else very good and presented in the original case with push pin closure, also in very good condition.

Lot: 604 - CERTIFICATE OF A DACHAU SURVIVOR

CERTIFICATE OF A DACHAU SURVIVOR A war-date partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., ‘Camp Office of Dachau', May 27, 1945, certifying that Roman Pietrzycki of Lvov was an inmate in Klagenfurt, a sub-camp of Dachau from the date of Jan. 20, 1944 '...to the day of deliverance through United States Army and was written in the camps-bookery under the number 62278 he came from Con. Camp Klagenfurt...'. Signed by the camp secretary Jan Domagala. Klagenfurt-Lendorf was commissioned by the Waffen-SS and created on Nov. 19, 1943. It consisted of 130 prisoners who were forced to work on the construction of barracks for SS Junkers, among other military structures. Linen-backed with folds, otherwise very good.

Lot: 605 - CONCENTRATION CAMP PUBLICATIONS (2)

CONCENTRATION CAMP PUBLICATIONS (2) Two German publications: ‘Mauthausen' (Vienna: Cap Austrian Association), no date. 32pp. oblong 8vo., softcover, staple bound; and ‘Gusen' (Vienna: Austrian Camp Association), 1968. 47pp. 8vo., softcover, staplebound. Both booklets detail the horrors suffered by the prisoners, with the ‘Mauthausen' publication bearing much more gruesome images conveying what life was really like there. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 606 - CZECH POLITICAL PRISONER CONCENTRATION CAMP INSIGNIA

CZECH POLITICAL PRISONER CONCENTRATION CAMP INSIGNIA Red cloth insignia issued to a Czech political prisoner held in a German concentration or forced labor camp. The 3.75 in. wide patch bears a stylized black 'T' for 'Tscheche', and it still bears a few tiny red threads from having been machine-sewn to a prisoner's garment. Very good. Red cloth is usually used to identify political prisoners, with a letter to indicate nationality; if the inmate was Jewish, it would be worn with a yellow cloth stripe.

Lot: 607 - DACHAU DOCUMENTS (2)

DACHAU DOCUMENTS (2) Lot of two German documents from the Dachau concentration camp. Includes: discharge certificate for Maks Guziak, prisoner number 10095, held from 1940-1943. WITH a letter from the camp penned by the aforementioned prisoner, on official camp stationery, 3pp. 8vo., pre-printed form, Feb. 16, 1941, untranslated. The top left corners of the letter are torn, else very good.

Lot: 608 - DEATH NOTICE OF A MITTELBAU INMATE

DEATH NOTICE OF A MITTELBAU INMATE An original typed D.S. 1p. 8vo., Mittelbau ‘Work Camp', Mar. 21, 1945, stating the death of Jakob Schaja from ‘sepsis', surely a fabrication. One in three of the 60,000 prisoners in the camp died of mistreatment. Numerous file holes at the left margin, otherwise very good.

Lot: 609 - ‘DER STURMER’

‘DER STURMER' Three issues of race-baiter Julius Streicher's anti-Semitic rag: 'Der Sturmer', various pages 25 x 19 in., Nuremberg, all for 1936. Headlines include: ‘World Conspirators: The Revealed Secrets of the Elders of Zion', ‘Warning Call to The German Indigenous People', and ‘Ritual Murder in Lithuania'. Beneath the headlines appear cartoons depicting a Jewish man kneeling before a holy figure representing Germany, a Jewish man signing a USSR document serving as Europe's ‘death warrant', and a conspiring Jewish man and Satan. As always, the bottom of the front page reads: 'The Jew is Our Misfortune!' Content within is also largely anti-Semitic and includes additional anti-Semitic cartoons, editorial attacks on Jews, etc. Also present are two partial editions of the paper. Five pieces overall, very good.

Lot: 610 - 'DER STURMER'

'DER STURMER' A copy of virulent anti-Semite Julius Streicher's newspaper, 'Der Sturmer', Nuremburg, Nov. 4, 1943. The hateful articles include: ‘What the Jews Demand for Themselves', ‘The Jewish Predator Character', ‘Jews and Work' (citing the long-time belief that Jews do not want to work), along with unflattering portraits, cartoons and caricatures. Very good.

Lot: 611 - 'DER STURMER'

'DER STURMER' Seven folio pages from two editions of virulent anti-Semite Julius Streicher's newspaper, 'Der Sturmer', May 1934. Although not complete, these pages offer a good deal of Streicher's vile commentary, with articles such as ‘Judah at Work', ‘A Polish Voice about Judaism', ‘Muslims and the Jewish Question', ‘Jews Abroad', and so forth. Interspersed are caricatures and cartoons, unbecoming to Jews, as well as other ‘news'. Some pages bear loss but are overall good.

Lot: 612 - DUTCH SCHOOL POSTER: LEADING MEN TO CONCENTRATION CAMP

DUTCH SCHOOL POSTER: LEADING MEN TO CONCENTRATION CAMP Interesting vintage lithograph of an illustration by J. W. de Jongh created for ‘School Posters for Dutch History' probably ca. 1960s. The image measures 28.5 x 40 in. with rods at the top and bottom for hanging in a classroom, and depicts a group of men in different attires and ages being led through a forest by Dutch soldiers. The title at the bottom reads: ‘To the Concentration Camp, January 1945'. Fine.

Lot: 613 - EMIL MAZUW

EMIL MAZUW (1900 - 1987) Nominal governor of the Province of Pomerania from 1940 to 1945, also held the ranks of SS-Obergruppenfuhrer, General of the Waffen-SS, General of Police, and Ostsee Higher SS and Police leader (1939-1945). After the war, he was convicted of crimes associated with abuse and euthanasia of political prisoners and Jews, sentenced to 16 years imprisonment. Bold war-date signature taken from a document, mounted to an 8.25 x 11.5 in. copied photo of Mazuw in uniform. Fine.

Lot: 614 - EXEMPTING A POLISH JEW FROM MILITARY SERVICE

EXEMPTING A POLISH JEW FROM MILITARY SERVICE A collection of four partly-printed Ds.S. pertinent to the exemption of Karl Klein from military service in both World War I and World War II, 1917 and 1943 and adding that he is ‘unfit' for service. Although it is not directly mentioned, one can gather than Klein is released for being Jewish. General wear, overall good condition.

Lot: 615 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC AIR-DROPPED PROPAGANDA

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC AIR-DROPPED PROPAGANDA Rare German anti-Semitic air-dropped flyer, 2pp. 5.75 x 8 in.. One side shows a caricature of a Jewish man and his family seated at a table about to enjoy a sumptuous meal with turkey and champagne, as the image of a downed British soldier above him appears to be reaching out to strangle the Jew. The image is captioned: 'The fight for freedom!'. The verso of the flyer alternately reads: 'Freedom for exploitation...Freedom for profiteering...Freedom for deception...Freedom for jewish policy...', etc. Fine.

Lot: 616 - GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC, ANTI-RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA POSTER

GERMAN ANTI-SEMITIC, ANTI-RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA POSTER A great anti-Semitic World War II broadside, 17 x 12 in., shows a tearful globe bleeding under the ‘hat' of a red star with Star of David within it. Directed towards both Germans and Poles, the bi-lingual text at the bottom reads: ‘Judas' Dream: To bring the whole world under this umbrella, as long as it hasn't drowned in their blood first'. Central fold, otherwise very good.

Lot: 617 - GERMAN OVERPRINTED ANTI-SEMITIC BANKNOTES (4)

Lot of four obsolete 10,000 Reichsmark Series 1922 banknotes overprinted on the verso with anti-Semitic messages meant to blame Jews for Germany's poor financial condition. Texts are all different, reading in part: 'God the righteous! A new one has come again! [Hitler]...Marxism is the Guardian Angel of Capitalism...Judaism is organized criminality...'. Caricatures show a Jew taken aback by a shining swastika, a 'capitalist Jew' being led by the hand by his Soviet 'guardian angel', and a glowering Jewish 'criminal' with a Star of David, hammer and sickle, and Freemasons' square. One duplicate. Very good.

Lot: 618 - HAKOAH VIENNA JEWISH SOCCER TROPHY SWORD

HAKOAH VIENNA JEWISH SOCCER TROPHY SWORD Unique presentation sword, 33 in. blade and 40 in. overall, awarded in recognition of the sport club Hakoah Wien winning the 1925 Austrian soccer championship. The sports club was founded in 1909 and was comprised of entirely Jewish team members, justly named ‘Hakoah', meaning ‘the strength' in Hebrew. Despite garnering worldwide support for their athletic feats, the club still often faced anti-Semitism during their travels, and they were forced to use their own wrestling team as a means of security. The 1925 soccer championship for which this sword was created was reportedly quite an exciting one, with the goalkeeper breaking his arm, switching positions with a forward player, and then scoring the winning goal a mere seven minutes later. Unfortunately, all the appreciation they earned could not save them from the mounting persecution of the era, and they were eventually disbanded in 1938, with the NSDAP even appropriating their stadium. Many members of this team would not live through the war, meeting a brutal end in concentration camps. The sword offered here bears a wooden grip, tightly wire wrapped and with a five-bar basket-style hilt. The gilded inscription on the blade reads: ‘Honorary award from the armorer Graffer' on one side and ‘Championship of Austria 1925' on the other. A chain is suspended from the sword by loops on the blade and cross guard and bears a folded piece of gilded fabric featuring a Jewish Star of David motif. Some expected tarnish to the sword, otherwise very good. A fascinating relic associated with a story of both perseverance and tragedy.

Lot: 619 - HEINZ EHAUS

HEINZ EHAUS (1906 - 1945) German lawyer, employee of the Gestapo, SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer and district captain in German-occupied Poland. After the outbreak of war, Ehaus was transferred to Poland and became land commissioner in Nisko . From the beginning of December 1939, Ehaus was district captain in Rzeszow, in the Krakow district. On Jan. 22, 1940, 30 to 40 Jews were publicly whipped on his orders in the Rzeszow market square. In March 1942, Ehaus was appointed senior government councilor and promoted to Obersturmbannfuhrer the same year. After all Jews had been deported from the Rzeszow district , Ehaus placed a sign in the shape of an eagle with the following inscription at the Lubomirski Castle - the seat of the district administration: 'The eagle, the German symbol of elevation and greatness, was placed here on the occasion of the liberation of the city of Reichshof from all Jews in July 1942'. He would commit suicide at war's end. Exceedingly rare typed D.S., 1p. oblong 8vo., Stockhausen, Jan. 18, 1945, in part: '...Driving Order The driver Johann Monarcha and the co-driver Marian Nolnik of the District Captain in Sokolow set off with the LKN. IV Ost 245042 with refugee goods...[and refugees]...in the Warsaw district, duly equipped with refugee certificates, to Bromberg and back to Stockhausen. I ask you to let them pass unhindered and provide them with protection and help if necessary...'. A Sokolow-Treblinka concentration camp stamp appears at the bottom. Soiled with folds, boldly signed and overall very good.

Lot: 620 - HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PLEADS FOR TRANSIT TO PALESTINE

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR PLEADS FOR TRANSIT TO PALESTINE Rare form letter completed by a Polish Jew who survived internment in a concentration camp, 1p. 4to. with equally rare transmittal envelope, D.P. Camp 538, Wetzlar, Germany, Apr. 25, 1947 to Trygve Lie, Secretary General of the newly-founded United Nations. Wegrawska Persion writes, in small part: '...During the World War II I have had suffered in the German Nazi camps. There the Nazis killed before my eyes all of my dearest and nearest...21 months after the victory I am still in a camp in Germany, among the murderers of my family. The only refuge where I will be able to carry a normal and free life - is my old native country - Palestine...Take me away from the camp, let me join my brothers and sisters in Palestine...'. Toned a bit, else very good.

Lot: 621 - HOLOCAUST-RELATED PUBLICATIONS (3)

HOLOCAUST-RELATED PUBLICATIONS (3) Lot of three publications, includes: ‘Frauenkonzentrationslager Ravensbruck' (‘Women concentration camp Ravensbruck') (Vienna: Stern Publishing), 1945. 30pp. 8vo., paperback, a report on the horrors forced on inmates; ‘Mauthausen' (Paris: Camp Community Mauthausen), [n.d.], 30pp. 8vo., illustrate history of the infamous death camp with fold-out map; and ‘Hitler and His Henchmen After Death', no publishing information, 16pp. 4to., filled with photos depicting German war criminals before and after their sentencing, July 20 plotters, corpses at concentration camps, badly wounded Tojo, etc. Three pieces.

Lot: 622 - HUNGARIANS AT DACHAU FEAR BEING MOVED

HUNGARIANS AT DACHAU FEAR BEING MOVED A fascinating, fine content typed D.S. letter written by the Hungarian Prisoner's Committee held at the Dachau concentration camp after it was liberated by the Allies, 2pp. 4to., Dachau, July 11, 1945, addressed to Colonel Roy, the Allied commander of the camp, relaying observations and requests of Hungarian prisoners who had been liberated by American forces three months earlier. In part: '...In connection with the imminent evacuation...The Hungarian Committee has the honor to submit to you the following observations. The ex-prisoners have...bad experiences of the forced movements they dislike and are afraid of. Owing to the liberation...they live now under much more comfortable circumstances...they still don't love Dachau with its bad memories, fences, and restrictions...they fear being transferred to a place which is even less suitable for that purpose. On the other hand their main aim is to get home as soon as possible...If there were an absolute unavoidable necessity to evacuate the camp and the question of returning home could not be resolved...The Hungarian Committee...begs to insist on following points...General conditions of the new emplacement must not be worse...The unity and present composition of national groups should be maintained...The evacuation must not take place suddenly...The National committee should be kept informed on the exact position of the question...'. Signed at the conclusion by a representative of the Committee. Slightly creased and toned, else fine. Dachau was surrendered to the Allies on April 28th, but clearly prisoners were still housed there for months afterwards. Eventually however prisoners were all removed to ‘displaced persons' camps or released, and the camp was used as a confinement space for war criminals. It would later serve as a site for war crimes trials.

Lot: 623 - IMPERIAL RUSSIA ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON

IMPERIAL RUSSIA ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON A scarce anti-Semitic cartoon from the Russian Imperial period which originated from the collection of Russian scholar and journalist Alexey Semenovich Shmakov (1852-1916). Shmakov sought to describe the subversive activities of Zionism in Russian and around the world through his writings. The cartoon is 8 x 10.25 in. b/w, titled ‘News From Japan', and depicts two caricatured Jews in discussion over a long sheet. Archival tape reinforcement to central fold on the verso, light soiling otherwise very good.

Lot: 624 - IMPERIAL RUSSIA ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON

IMPERIAL RUSSIA ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON A scarce anti-Semitic cartoon from the Russian Imperial period which originated from the collection of Russian scholar and journalist Alexey Semenovich Shmakov (1852-1916). Shmakov sought to describe the subversive activities of Zionism in Russian and around the world through his writings. The cartoon is 10.25 X 8 in. lightly color-tinted and titled ‘Howling Wolves', with three caricatures of Jewish traveling musicians in rags ‘howling' alongside a dog at the left. Archival tape reinforcement to central fold on the verso, moderate soiling and wear to edges, otherwise very good.

Lot: 625 - IMPERIAL RUSSIA ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON

IMPERIAL RUSSIA ANTI-SEMITIC CARTOON A scarce anti-Semitic cartoon from the Russian Imperial period which originated from the collection of Russian scholar and journalist Alexey Semenovich Shmakov (1852-1916). Shmakov sought to describe the subversive activities of Zionism in Russian and around the world through his writings. The cartoon is 10.25 x 8 in. b/w and titled ‘Scientists – Pants-Sellers', depicting two elder scholarly Jews poring over fabric with a younger Jew, while a young salesman watches from a bench. Archival tape reinforcement to central fold on the verso, moderate soiling and wear to edges, otherwise very good.

Lot: 626 - JOSEF SCHWAMMBERGER

JOSEF SCHWAMMBERGER (1912 – 2004) SS officer and a commander of various SS Arbeitslager (forced-labor camps) in the Krakow district from late August 1942 until spring, 1944. He was arrested in Innsbruck on 19 July 1945, but escaped in January 1948 and within months was able to enter Argentina, where he lived under his own name and obtained citizenship. Arrested and extradited in 1990, he was found guilty of the mass murder of Jewish prisoners and was imprisoned until his death. Rare T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Innsbruck, July 5, 1939, to the SS Race and Resettlement Office asking for certain SS forms he must complete in order to obtain a 'marital status loan'. File holes, else fine.

Lot: 627 - LETTER FROM A SACHSENHAUSEN PRISONER

LETTER FROM A SACHSENHAUSEN PRISONER An original letter from Roman Kowalski, prisoner number 38558, penned in German on Sachsenhausen integral address leaf letterhead to a woman in Lublin, Jan. 23, 1943. Not translated but contains friendly, reassuring content. Expected wear, otherwise good.

Lot: 628 - LITZMANNSTADT SS DOCUMENT

War-date D.S., 1p. 4to., Posen, Jan. 21, 1944, an 'Abschrfit' or 'Copy' of an SS and police report on three German ghettos and concentration camps in Litzmannsatdt, Posen, and Hohensalza. The document focuses on a specific concern: 'Ensuring the operational readiness of fire water ponds in the event of persistent frost'. Signed at the conclusion by an unknown Lt. Col. Hole[?]. Punches at the left margin and two holes at the top left corner, else very good.

Lot: 629 - MARTIN G. WEISS

MARTIN G. WEISS (1905 - 1946) Commandant of Dachau concentration camp in 1945 at the time of his arrest. He also served from April 1940 until September 1942 as the commandant of Neuengamme concentration camp, and from November 1943 until May 1944, as the fourth commandant of Majdanek death camp. Executed for war crimes. Signature on a small 12mo. sheet, cut from a printed document with another word in his hand beneath. Affixed to a copy of an image of Weiss at trial at Dachau.

Lot: 630 - MAUTHAUSEN PRISONER'S LETTER

MAUTHAUSEN PRISONER'S LETTER Prisoner's letter from Mauthausen concentration camp, 2pp. 8vo., Feb. 22, 1940. Karl Krause, prisoner no. 1610, Block 6, writes a family member with typical non-offensive nor provocative content. With censor's stamp. Very good.

Lot: 631 - NEUENGAMME PRISONERS ABUSED BY SS UNTERSCHARFUHRER

Incredibly detailed carbon copy of a typed prisoner's report, 2pp. folio, Itzehoe, Oct. 7, 1945, from Neuengamme prisoner Rudolf Retzerau, imprisoned from April 1940 to April 1945, and employed in the shipping office of the Neuengamme Metalworks Co., which was located on the outskirts of the camp and largely worked by camp prisoners. In part: 'We belonged to the working group of SS Unterscharfuhrer Speck...the favorite of SS Obersturmfuhrer Pauly, the camp commandant...[he took] great satisfaction if he had brutally beatan as many prisoners as possible...when one of these...dared to peep through a window, to see how late it was...he was brutally floored with a short leather whip...or dragged into the so-called 'commander's room', and beaten on the backside until he collapsed unconscious...repeated if someone had ventured to steal a raw turnip...suffered from ravening hunger...[Speck] could be found daily in our office, because there he had the opportunity of sending off to his wife...parcels of boxes and goods...to be packed by a prisoner...consisted of fruit [and] all kinds of children's toys and items of furniture, which the prisoners were made to construct...he could do as he pleased...even all the civilians were frightened of him, since they themselves might become prisoners in the concentration camp...'. Much more content, including information about Retzerau's beating from an SS officer. Very good, with full translation. This letter was likely utilized at the 1946 war crimes trial of eleven Neuengamme defendants, as Retzerau concludes the letter: 'I am always...prepared to make a solemn declaration about what these men had to endure.'.

Lot: 632 - OHRDRUF CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTIFICATION DISC

OHRDRUF CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTIFICATION DISC ‘Erkennungsmarke' (identification disk), 2.75 x 2 in., constructed of aluminum. The perforation at the center allows for one side to be double-stamped with the soldier's name, assigned area, and date of birth: ‘Aschenbach Karl – Ohrdruf – 15.3.24'. The concentration camp at Ohrdruf was put into operation late 1944 until its liberation on April 4, 1945. Within this short time the camp housed approx. 20,000 prisoners and killed an estimated 7,000, with an approx. 3,000 killed on death marches to Buchenwald ordered on April 1st to avoid capture by the 4th Armored Division who arrived only three days later. The disc bears some oxidation and chipped edges, though, interestingly, there are two ‘exit hole' strikes easily visible on the reverse. Per our consignor this was brought back from a U.S. veteran.

Lot: 633 - ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE KONSKIE GHETTO

ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH FROM THE KONSKIE GHETTO World War II photograph, 3.5 x 2.5 in. b/w with deckled edges, shows a group of people in the market, with one man wearing a clearly visible armband. On the verso it is docketed ‘Konski Markt'. During the invasion of Poland, Konskie was invaded and then occupied by Germany, and the Einsatzgruppe I entered to commit various crimes against the population. Konskie was briefly visited by Adolf Hitler on September 10, 1939, while on the way to Kielce after landing on an airfield nearby. On Nov. 3-9, 1942 every Jew in the town was murdered.

Lot: 634 - POLISH ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA POSTER

POLISH ANTI-SEMITIC PROPAGANDA POSTER A superb World War II era anti-Semitic poster from Poland, 36 x 25 in., shows a stereotypical Jewish man with missing teeth and top hat with American and Russian flags in outstretched hands. The text at the bottom reads: ‘Plutocracy or Bolshevism…both come from the Jew'. Very light edge wear, otherwise very good.

Lot: 635 - POLISH ELECTRIC WARNING SIGN

POLISH ELECTRIC WARNING SIGN World War II-era Polish enamel on steel electrocution warning sign, 9.75 x 6 in. bearing the image of a skull and crossbones, with a red 'shock' arrow through it to indicate the danger of electrocution. It also reads, in Polish: 'Nie dotykac! Urzadzenie elektryczne!' ('Do not touch! Electric device!'). Shows chips and deformation around the mounting holes, underlying oxidation, and some soiling, else very good. Not at all unlike the signs used about electric fences, etc.

Lot: 636 - POLISH ELECTRIC WARNING SIGN

POLISH ELECTRIC WARNING SIGN World War II-era Polish enamel on steel electrocution warning sign, 9.75 x 6 in. bearing the image of a skull and crossbones, with a red 'shock' arrow through it to indicate the danger of electrocution. It also reads, in Polish: 'Nie dotykac! Urzadzenie elektryczne!' ('Do not touch! Electric device!'). Shows chips and deformation around the mounting holes, underlying oxidation, and some soiling, else very good. Not at all unlike the signs used about electric fences, etc.

Lot: 637 - POLISH FORCED LABORER CAMP ADMINISTRATOR'S GROUPING

POLISH FORCED LABORER CAMP ADMINISTRATOR'S GROUPING Good grouping of 14 documents and a photograph from the administrative office of a forced labor camp in the German towns of Stadtroda and and Goschwitz, both near Jena, Germany. They concern, in part: rations of all sorts to be given to Polish prisoners; reduced soap rations; Poles transferred to railroad track construction, a demand for increased output from the laborers which is considered 'significantly lower than that of German workers' and calling for the use of 'appropriate measures' including withholding tobacco and additional; food, leave, and additional benefits, notice of increased performance following the restrictions; registration of ethnic Germans; several letters concerning and photograph of Janusch Szymanski, forced to work on a farm and apparently to be transferred to an armaments company, a printed set of safety instruction in Polish, issued to the enslaved railroad workers, and other related material. Overall very good. A rare grouping!

Lot: 638 - PROOF OF ARYAN ANCESTRY

PROOF OF ARYAN ANCESTRY Two documents, 1p. legal folio each, pertaining to the ancestry of a 14-year-old German boy, Edmund Schneider. The first, an ‘Attestation of Aryan Ancestry', Schielberg, Sept. 8. 1941, is filled-out by Schneider and lists the names and religion of his ancestors and is signed by him on the verso. Beneath this is an attestation by the racial department of Berlin, stating that the boy is a member of the Hitler Youth and has a German bloodline. WITH: a second document containing the same information, engrossed and signed by a registrar, Sept. 14, 1941. Both very good.

Lot: 639 - REPORT - 'EXTERMINATION OF THE JEWS OF GALICIA'

REPORT - 'EXTERMINATION OF THE JEWS OF GALICIA' Scarce book, ‘Report of the SS and police leader on the extermination of the Jews of Galicia: Diary of the SS Hauptscharf. F. Landau about his work in Drohobycz, 1941-1944' (Haifa: Institute of Documentation in Israel for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes, 1963), 46pp. 4to., in Hebrew and German. Light foxing to edges, otherwise very good.

Lot: 640 - RUSSIAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER

RUSSIAN ANTI-SEMITIC POSTER A great World War II poster, 19 x 27 in., showing an overweight ‘Jewish' banker at the top standing between communism (represented by the Soviet hammer and sickle) and bags of money. The text beneath reads: ‘What to do? The Code of Bolshevik Jewry is good! The code of Plutocrat Jewry is good!...' and further aligns the two political ideologies with Judaism. Linen-backed and in fine condition.

Lot: 641 - SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP LETTER

SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP LETTER Letter from a prisoner at the German concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, in German on a pre-printed form, 4pp. 8vo., Apr. 6, 1941, from camp inmate Vaclav Lochar to his mother in occupied Czechoslovakia, with the rarely seen transmittal envelope with 'C' to his mother. Lochar, Prisoner No. 14572, Block 48, was a political prisoner, and mentions receiving letters and his relatives, as well as books on biochemistry, etc. Shows a horizontal fold at the center, else very good.

Lot: 642 - SACHSENHAUSEN DOCUMENTS (2)

SACHSENHAUSEN DOCUMENTS (2) Two documents from Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Includes: brief notice, 1p. oblong 8vo., Sachsenhausen, Dec. 9, 1938, stating that Rina Sara Levi has not been in the concentration camp since November 23, 1938. Sent to the camp management of Buchenwald. WITH a blank ‘local letters' sheet for the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Two pieces, fine.

Lot: 643 - SS FELDPOST LETTER AND ENVELOPE KOMMANDANTUR KL BUCHENWALD

Feldpost envelope and letter originating from the SS Kommandantur K.L. Buchenwald, with the envelope seal stamped by Gestapo. The 2pp. 4to. letter within has not been translated, nor are we able to determine the identity of the writer, but the letter was penned in Bordeaux on September 22, 1940 - four days before it was mailed. The envelope's face bears an 'SS-Feldpost" stamp, as well as a 'SS-Kommandature K-L Buchenwald' circular stamp. It is addressed to the 'Family Wilhelm Rock' in Wiesbaden and bears a 'Secret' 'Geheime Staatspolizei' stamp on the seal on verso, leading us to believe that the sender himself was attached to the Gestapo and placed the stamp there himself. Very good.

Lot: 644 - SS TOTENKOPF-WACHBATTALLION SACHSENHAUSEN WEHRPASS

SS-Totenkopf-Wachbataillon Sachsenhausen Wehrpass, issued to SS Gefreiter Edmund Piwinski in Oranienburg on Nov. 11, 1943. Piwiniski was born in Berlin in 1893, an older man which is typical of those selected to serve as guards at concentration camps. In several places within the wehrpass, Piwinski's service at Sachsenhausen is indicated in both handwritten and ink-stamped entries. Also present is his official photo riveted in place on page two in its typical place on page 2, as well as a second copy within the front pocket of the cover, previously used on some other document as evidenced by the old staple holes. His service was brief - only from Dec. 7 to Dec. 21, 1944, very late in the war. He very likely was sent there to aide in the final liquidation of the camps inmates, which was ordered by Himmler at the end of 1944. Sick inmates were executed in the industrial yard, including at least 2,000, or transferred to death camps.

Lot: 645 - THEODORE EICKE

THEODORE EICKE (1892 - 1943) Infamous commander of Dachau, Eicke encouraged his concentration camp staff to live up to their death's head symbol and treat Dachau's prisoners with 'inflexible harshness', fittingly killed on the Eastern Front. EICKE RECOMMENDS A NOTORIOUS DEATH CAMP COMMANDANT Fine association T.L.S., 1p. 4to., Berlin, April 18, 1939, to WALTER SCMITT (1879 - 1945)- SS-Obergruppenfuhrer and general of the Waffen-SS, later a member of the Reichstag. Commanded the Third Battalion, Westland, of the SS 'Wiking' Division during Operation Barbarossa. Recipient of the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves. Eicke discusses his belief that FRITZ HARTJENSTEIN will make a fine SS leader. In part: ‘...St-Oberscharfuhrer Hartjenstein, Friedrich...promoted to SS-Obersturmfuhrer and made him SS-Fuhrer in the 2nd SS-T.St....after 12 years of service in the army. Put on the SS-TV for testing. During the probationary service period, H demonstrated that he fully meets the requirements that must be placed on an SS leader...'. Signed ‘Eicke' in indelible pencil at the conclusion above his printed title ‘SS-Gruppenfuhrer'. A small tear near the center right edge, not affecting the text, and lightly stained along the edges, else very good. FRIEDRICH HARTJENSTEIN (1905-1954) was a German SS functionary who began his work with the SS in 1938 at Sachsenhausen, transferred to Niederhagen in 1939. In 1941 he would join Eicke's Totenkopf Division. The following year he was appointed the commandant of Birkenau, the death camp in Auschwitz. He was responsible there for hundreds of thousands of gassings. In 1944, he was transferred to Natzweiler concentration camp and appointed the commandant. He was subsequently transferred to Flossenberg, serving as commandant. Following a series of trials at war's end, he escaped a well-deserved execution, succumbing to a heart attack.

Lot: 646 - WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS THANKS HIMMLER'S PHYSICIAN FOR RESCUING JEWS

WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS THANKS HIMMLER'S PHYSICIAN FOR RESCUING JEWS An excellent copy of a letter taken from the documents division at Nuremberg, 1p. 4to., Stockholm, Dec. 12, 1945, from the Swedish section of the World Jewish Congress thanking Heinrich Himmler's personal physician FELIX KERSTEN for assisting Jews in escaping concentration camps. In part: 'Dear Medical Councilor, We need to express our gratitude and appreciation for the valuable service you have rendered to our endeavors to save Jews. We thank you in particular for your efforts during the tragic war years, when the liberation and transfer to Sweden of around 3,500 Jews from the German concentration camps and the handover of German concentration camps to the Allies were successful...we have always found understanding and willingness to help with you, sometimes even in difficult circumstances. The Jews of all countries, whose brothers have been freed through your efforts, will remember you with gratitude.'. The conclusion bears a typed passage from a Stockholm notary, confirming that the document is an exact copy presented to him on April 30, 1947. Adding value and extreme rarity, a Nuremberg official has written in pencil 'R. BRANDT...Not admitted' at the top, suggesting that the letter was originally proposed as evidence against Himmler's Personal Administrative Officer RUDOLF BRANDT. Brandt was charged at the Doctors' Trial for his role in murdering 86 Jewish inmates at Auschwitz, then preparing their skeletons for public display at an anatomy institute to exhibit their 'subhuman' and 'repulsive' characteristics. He was later executed for war crimes in 1948. One staple hole, paper clip indent, else fine. Taken from a large grouping of Nuremberg documents consigned to us.

Lot: 647 - (JEWISH POSTAL HISTORY)

(JEWISH POSTAL HISTORY) Two postcards, the first an official postcard of the Jewish World Congress', Vienna, June-July 1936, with commemorative handstamp canceled Vienna, July 1, 1936. Some staining to the bottom margin. Along with a postcard with an illustration of Salzberg, bearing a Star of David handstamp and cancel from Salzburg, March 12, 1950 honoring the Fifth Conference of the Hapoel Mizrachi Hamnirachi (Mizrachi Workers), in very good condition. Both mounted to another sheet.

Lot: 648 - GERMAN WWII SS ANTI-PARTISAN BADGE

GERMAN WWII SS ANTI-PARTISAN BADGE A very scarce anti-Partisan badge (or Bandenkampfabzeichen), 2 x 2.25 in., crafted in alloyed metal with just a bit of gold-wash remaining on the verso and pin. Solid back variant with vertical pin, unmarked. This variant is one of the most desirable of all World War II badges. The Bandenkampfabzeichen, with its Hydra-as-partisan symbolism, was given out to members of the army, SS, Luftwaffe and so forth for participating in security warfare. Very good condition.

Lot: 649 - GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE STAR

GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE STAR Most desirable and rare political award, the Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle Star, approx. 3 in. sq. Depicts a white-enameled Maltese Cross and gilt national eagles between each corner of the cross mounted to a silver star. The pinback medal is marked on the reverse with a silver purity of ‘900', no other markings. No dings or dents and only a few trivial spots on the enamel. Near mint condition. Instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 1, 1937 and awarded largely to foreign diplomats sympathetic to Nazism. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh were Americans honored with the award.

Lot: 650 - THIRD REICH MOTOR SPORTS BADGE IN SILVER

Very rare German Motor Sports Badge in Silver, 48mm x 48mm with 34.26 grams weight. This badge was instituted by Adolf Hitler on February 18, 1938, with just 93 given in recognition of outstanding achievements in various motor sports, primarily car racing. This solid badge features a vertical pin back and unusual 'saddle' catch. Designed by Paul Casberg and produced by only one manufacturer, Christian L. Lauer of Nuremberg-Furth, it is maker marked 'LN 1790' as well as being marked with an '800' indicating silver content. A high-quality badge with impressive details, especially on the eagle and surrounding oak leaf wreath and a rarely-seen example in excellent condition.

Lot: 651 - GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD

GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD Fine 4-rivet, heavy version German Cross in Gold, 2.75 in. diameter by Deschler & Sohn, Munich, maker marked with the PKZ code of Deschler ‘1' on the pin. The black enamel swastika is completely intact and has no chipping at all, while the white disc behind the swastika bears light patina that comes from age. The gold wreath retains its bright fire-gilded gold and burnished highlights, and the starburst retains nearly all of its darkened finish. The reverse hinge and catch hardware is completely intact and soldered directly to the brass backplate of the cross. All the original brass rivets are secure and untouched. In very fine condition.

Lot: 652 - GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD IN CLOTH

GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD IN CLOTH German Cross in Gold patch, a heavily embroidered cloth patch with metal embellishments, 2.5 in. wide, army issue. The badge was intended to be worn on the uniform in place of the original award. A bit of oxidation to brass wreath in areas, slight areas of mothing to edges of the feldgruen cloth, otherwise very good.

Lot: 653 - WAFFEN SS 'FLORIAN GEYER' CUFF TITLE

WAFFEN SS 'FLORIAN GEYER' CUFF TITLE BeVo Waffen SS cuff title for members of the 8. SS-Kavallerie-Division 'Florian Geyer'. This 8. SS-Kavallerie-Division, evolved from the 1.SS-Totenkopf-Reiterstandarte, and originally formed in September 1939, then expanding into the SS-Kavallerie Brigade in August 1941, the SS-Kavallerie-Division in June 1942, the 8.SS-Kavallerie-Division in October 1943, and finally the 8.SS-Kavallerie-Division 'Florian Geyer' on March 12, 1944. Cuff title is bordered at the top and bottom with vertically stitched grey cotton thread. A full length cuff title with flat embroidered letters ‘Florian Geyer' and showing the typical 'salt & pepper' pattern reverse with folded-over ends that are machine stitched. Cuff title is 47 cm. long x 30 mm. tall. Maker mark 'BEVO-WUPPERTAL' is woven into one end, indicating manufacture by Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher in Wuppertal. Textbook example of a rare cuff title, in unissued and excellent condition.

Lot: 654 - ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE, 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS

ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE, 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS Desirable political award, the German Order of the Eagle, 1st Class, with Swords, marked ‘21' on the suspension ring, indicating manufacture by Gebr. Godet in Berlin and the silver purity mark of ‘900'. This example, approx. 1.5 in. sq., depicts a white-enameled Maltese Cross with gilt swords crossed at the center and gilt national eagles between each corner of the cross. Complete with red, white, and black ribbon. The swords added to the cross indicate that the medal was awarded partially for military merit. Presented in a 6 x 8 in. riker mount. Light soiling to the enamel, else very good. Instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 1, 1937 and awarded largely to foreign diplomats sympathetic to Nazism. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh were Americans honored with the award.

Lot: 655 - ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE CROSS, FIRST CLASS

ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE CROSS, FIRST CLASS Scarce award, the Order of the German Eagle, Second Class complete with neck ribbon, stamped ‘800' for silver content and ‘21' on circular attachment at the top suspension ring. In fine condition, the enamel completely intact and a very attractive piece overall. The Order of the German Eagle was a diplomatic and honorary award given to prominent foreigners, particularly diplomats, who were considered sympathetic to Nazism. The Order was instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 1, 1937 and ceased to be awarded following the collapse of the Nazi government. Among its recipients were Henry Ford and the president of General Motors.

Lot: 656 - 1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS SERVICE MEDAL

1936 BERLIN OLYMPICS SERVICE MEDAL A smaller, gilded base metal ‘Service Medal' awarded at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, 1.5 in. diameter, with Olympic rings, German eagle and swastika on obverse, and text on reverse reading: ‘For Meritable Service at the 1936 Olympic Games'. This is the original design of the loyal service award, crafted prior to the de-Nazified version which removed the Nazi elements so that it could be worn during parades and official events.  Very good.

Lot: 657 - CASED PURPLE HEART NAMED TO SERGEANT K.I.A. AS JAPANESE PRISONER

CASED PURPLE HEART NAMED TO SERGEANT K.I.A. AS JAPANESE PRISONER Cased Purple Heart named to SGT. MICHAEL SLIWKA, who was killed in action while as a prisoner of war on a Japanese freighter on Sept. 7, 1944, when it was sunk by American torpedoes. According to one of the three newspaper clippings accompanying the lot, the freighter sailed from Davao, Mindanao in the Philippines on Aug. 20, 1944 and was attacked off the western shores of Mindanao on Sept. 7. Sliwka, born in Syracuse, was an 11-year veteran of the Army was stationed in Panama, and scheduled for service in China when World War II broke out. He was sent to the Philippines in April 1944 and taken prisoner when the Japanese took Manila. The award is housed in its original leather-bound coffin box, held in place therein with the original velvet-lined hook with the ribbon bar pinned beneath. Accompanied by the original letter sending the medal to Irene Sliwka, Sliwka's wife in Clovis, New Mexico. WITH: a second purple heart medal, not identified or attributed. Very good.

Lot: 658 - 'OST SUDETENLAND' HITLER YOUTH SHOULDER PATCH

'OST SUDETENLAND' HITLER YOUTH SHOULDER PATCH Scarce 'Ost Sudetenland' embroidered Hitler Youth shoulder patch in black and white, 3 5/8 in. wide. Fine.

Lot: 659 - 1936 OLYMPICS 2ND CLASS CROSS

1936 OLYMPICS 2ND CLASS CROSS Scarce medal, the German Olympics Cross, 2nd Class with ribbon. This unmarked medal, likely by Deschler & Sohn, bears 99% of the original enamel with just the tiniest of chips at the interior of one of the circles, mentioned only for accuracy. The balance of the enamel is faultless. The two rivets on the reverse perfectly match those of authentic examples, as do details on the front. A nice example.

Lot: 660 - 1939 ITALIAN FASCIST MOTHERHOOD MEDAL

1939 ITALIAN FASCIST MOTHERHOOD MEDAL A silver-toned metal Italian fascist motherhood medal, 36 mm. diameter complete with original light green ribbon bearing nine bows to indicate that the recipient bore nine sons for the movement. Measures 36 mm. in diameter and in very good condition.

Lot: 661 - 1941 S. A. BELT BUCKLE

1941 S. A. BELT BUCKLE S.A. belt buckle, oxidized steel, stamped ‘N & H 1941' on the underside. A few scratches, else very good.

Lot: 662 - GERMAN SA SPORTS BADGE IN SILVER WITH NSLR SPORTS BADGE IN CLOTH

GERMAN SA SPORTS BADGE IN SILVER WITH NSLR SPORTS BADGE IN CLOTH SA sports badge, 2 in. diameter issued by the SA, the first Nazi paramilitary organization, between 1933 and 1945. At its center is a broad sword, superimposed over a Nazi swastika encircled by a wreath of oak leaves, with a pin on the back. Marked on the reverse by the maker Berg & Nolte A.G. WITH an NSRL Silver Sports Badge in cloth, 3 in. sq. machine embroidered cloth patch bearing the insignia of the National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise as well as the year of the competitions 1944. This is the cloth version of the same award. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 663 - AFRIKA CORPS CUFF

AFRIKA CORPS CUFF Original Wehrmacht ‘Afrika' cuff title, 14.5 x 1.25 in., of brown ‘camelhair' fabric, embroidered with the title ‘Afrika' between two palm trees, all in silver thread. The top and bottom edges are trimmed with silver thread piping. These cuff titles were awarded to survivors of the North Africa campaign, with the award being established in January of 1943. Shows fraying to the ends and thread at edge due to removing from a tunic, a bit of fraying edges on the reverse, else very good.

Lot: 664 - AFRIKA KORPS BREAST EAGLES

AFRIKA KORPS BREAST EAGLES Lot of two Afrika Korps breast eagles, in gold BeVo embroidery on a pale green thin rayon backing, 4.75 x 2 in. overall. Unissued and fine.

Lot: 665 - AFRIKA KORPS BREAST EAGLES

AFRIKA KORPS BREAST EAGLES Lot of three Afrika Korps breast eagles, in gold BeVo embroidery on a pale green thin rayon backing, 4.75 x 2 in. overall. Unissued and fine.

Lot: 666 - AUSTRIA-HUNGARY GOLDEN CROSS OF MERIT WITH CROWN

AUSTRIA-HUNGARY GOLDEN CROSS OF MERIT WITH CROWN Austria-Hungary medal, 1.5 x 2.25 in., the golden Cross of Merit with Crown, a military and civil decoration in recognition of loyalty ad devotion to Emperor and Fatherland. The cross features ruby red arms with a white enameled center medallion and an Imperial crown at the top. The medallion bears the initials ‘F J' are for Emperor Franz Joseph, the reverse with the date 1849. All trimmed in gilt. The tri-fold ribbon indicates this award was given during peacetime. Presented in original case.

Lot: 667 - BEVO ODAL RUNE PATCHES

BEVO ODAL RUNE PATCHES Fourteen uncut BeVo made patches bearing a bright red Odal rune on a black field. These are believed to be sleeve patches for members of a race and resettlement department of the SS, likely civilians. Lightly soiled in a few areas, else very good.

Lot: 668 - BRITISH FASCIST LEAGUE PIN

BRITISH FASCIST LEAGUE PIN A rare pin issued to members of the Imperial Fascist League, a British fascist political movement founded by Arnold Leese in 1929 after he broke away from the British Fascists. The pin is 1 in. in diameter, polished steel with black enameled face, bearing the 'F' emblem and a cross within a flower, surrounded by the motto: 'For King and Country'. The reverse bears a pin and catch, with maker's mark ‘Gaunt London' and type ‘Registration Applied For'. Very good condition. The Fascist League included a black-shirted paramilitary arm called the Fascists Legion which was modeled after the Italian Fascists, and espoused antisemitism and the dominance of the 'Aryan race' in a 'Racial Fascist Corporate State', especially after Leese met Nazi Party propagandist Julius Streicher, the virulently racist publisher of 'Der Sturmer'. The group later indirectly received funding from the Nazis and, although having only 150 to 500 members at its maximum, its public profile was high. Offered with a Nazi trapezoidal pin, while enamel with gold sword with swastika at the middle surrounded by oak leaves. Measures 1.75 in. tall, gold-plated metal, with catch-pin on the verso. Two pieces.

Lot: 669 - CASED 1935 GERMAN SHOOTING TROPHY TABLE AWARD

CASED 1935 GERMAN SHOOTING TROPHY TABLE AWARD A silver coin award from the ‘William Tell' shooting club, 40mm. diameter, showing an eagle clutching an oak branch over a rifle with swastika at the top while on the reverse is the legend: ‘1935 Shooting Club ‘Tell' Pachten'. No maker's mark present. Housed within the original burgundy velvet lined case. Lightly oxidized, else very good.

Lot: 670 - CASED AMERICAN DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL AND SILVER STAR MEDAL

CASED AMERICAN DISTINGUISHED FLYING MEDAL AND SILVER STAR MEDAL Cased Distinguished Flying and Silver Star medals, both in original cases and in fine condition.

Lot: 671 - CASED AMERICAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL AND CROSS

CASED AMERICAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE MEDAL AND CROSS A U.S. Army Distinguished Service medal with ribbon and lapel pin, housed in the original velvet-lined case, together with a Distinguished Service Cross, also with full ribbon set and cased. Fine.

Lot: 672 - CASED IRON CROSS, FIRST CLASS

CASED IRON CROSS, FIRST CLASS Iron Cross, First Class, marked ‘65' for Klein & Quenzer A.G. in Idar/Oberstein. Presented in the original case, 2.75 in. square. Some light tarnish to the silver frame, else very good.

Lot: 673 - CASED LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CLASP

CASED LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CLASP An early Luftwaffe Bomber Clasp with Star Hanger, a gold-washed tombac badge, maker marked ‘R.S.S.' on the reverse for Richard Simm & Sohne, in Gablonz a.d.N. Much of the silver electroplating is worn, otherwise the badge is in very good condition.

Lot: 674 - CASED LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER BADGE

CASED LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER BADGE A Luftwaffe Pilot Badge by C. E. Juncker and with their maker's stamp on teh verso. Silvering quite worn, otherwise very good.

Lot: 675 - CASED WORLD WAR II JAPANESE RISING SUN DECORATION

CASED WORLD WAR II JAPANESE RISING SUN DECORATION A Japanese 8th Class Rising Sun decoration, 1.25 x 1.25 in., with red and white ribbon with hook affixed at the top for wearing. Maker marked on reverse and housed in case. Oxidized, otherwise very good to fine.

Lot: 676 - CLOSE COMBAT CLASP IN SILVER, BY W.E. PEEKHAUS

CLOSE COMBAT CLASP IN SILVER, BY W.E. PEEKHAUS A most desirable variant of the Close Combat Clasp in Silver, 4 in. long, displaying a national eagle above a crossed bayonet and grenade, flanked by four oak leaves and two acorns on either side upon a ribbed, pointing base, of die-struck zinc construction. The recessed central square lacks the original blue steel backing plate, as well as the pin and catch. The reverse is marked with the maker's name in relief: 'Fec. W. E. Peekhaus Berlin', further marked on the opposite side ‘AUSF. A.G.M.u.K GABLONZ'. Very good.

Lot: 677 - DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE

DEUTSCHE REICHSBAHN OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE Triangular machine woven overseas cap eagle, 1.75 in. long, for a Deutsche Reichsbahn EM/NCO. The silver wire eagle and swastika are in excellent condition. Clearly removed from a cap, being a bit frayed at the top and at the left. Overall, very good.

Lot: 678 - FINNISH-GERMAN NORTHERN FRONT CROSS

FINNISH-GERMAN NORTHERN FRONT CROSS Finnish-German ‘Pohjoisrintama' Northern Front Cross 1041/44. Constructed of enameled tombac, 2.5 in. square, displaying the flags of Germany and Finland along with the Finnish coat of arms. Some patina to the wreath, though the enamel remains untarnished. Very good.

Lot: 679 - FIRE BRIGADE HONOR BADGE, FIRST CLASS

FIRE BRIGADE HONOR BADGE, FIRST CLASS Third Reich-era Fire Brigade Honor Badge, First Class, 1.25 dia. consisting of a white enameled cross, with burgundy enameled flames on each arm and a mobile swastika at the center, surrounded by a ring with the legend: ‘Fur Verdienste Im Feuerloschwesen' (‘For Service in Fire Fighting'). Makers mark W. Kolwitz of Bergedorf on the verso, with the RZM number ‘M9/72' and a sturdy pin black closure. Slight surface wear, else very good.

Lot: 680 - FIRST PATTERN TOTENKOPF CAP BADGE

FIRST PATTERN TOTENKOPF CAP BADGE First pattern ‘totenkopf' cap badge referred to as the ‘Prussian' type, approx. 1.25 in. square, die-struck from silver tombac and fitted with two attachment pins on the reverse. Unmarked, and showing some tarnish to obverse and reverse, else very good. This early style of badge was originally manufactured for use by certain Wehrmacht cavalry units, but were also used by the SS prior to the creation of their own pattern.

Lot: 681 - FRAMED AMERICAN MEDAL GROUPING

FRAMED AMERICAN MEDAL GROUPING A collection of American medals, mainly World War II, includes: an American Campaign medal, another World War II medal, aircrew wings, pilot's wings, bar pins and more. Nicely framed. One medal has come loose from its ribbon and needs to be reestablished.

Lot: 682 - GERMAN ‘GOTT MIT UNS’ BUCKLE AND BELT

GERMAN ‘GOTT MIT UNS' BUCKLE AND BELT World War II era polished steel 'Gott Mit Uns' enlisted man's belt buckle, unmarked, complete with 34 in. long brown leather belt. Moderately tarnished, else good condition.

Lot: 683 - GERMAN 1939 WETTHKAMPFSIEGER MARKSMANSHIP BADGE

GERMAN 1939 WETTHKAMPFSIEGER MARKSMANSHIP BADGE A copper-toned badge depicting the 'Kyfhauser' monument with swastikas on either side, and bearing text: 'Wettkampfsieger 1939'. Backed by wool, very good condition.

Lot: 684 - GERMAN ARMY CLOTH EAGLES (3)

GERMAN ARMY CLOTH EAGLES (3) Lot of two cloth German Army breast eagles and one cap eagle (uncut). Two are embroidered in grey on a green backing and the remaining is embroidered in grey on a beige backing. Three pieces, fine.

Lot: 685 - GERMAN CAP EAGLES (2)

GERMAN CAP EAGLES (2) Lot of two German cap eagles, aluminum construction, including an SA eagle and an early SA/SS eagle. The larger of the two lacking a prong. A bit oxidized, else very good.

Lot: 686 - GERMAN CAP EAGLES (2)

GERMAN CAP EAGLES (2) Lot of two German cap eagles, aluminum construction, including an SA eagle and a Heer eagle. The smaller of the two lacking a prong. A bit oxidized, else very good.

Lot: 687 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II ‘ROTES KREUZ’ BELT BUCKLE

GERMAN WORLD WAR II ‘ROTES KREUZ' BELT BUCKLE An original belt buckle, 2.5 in. wide, aluminum construction with Red Cross insignia, and marked ‘Ges.Gesch.1' on the verso. Fine condition.

Lot: 688 - GERMAN FIRE BRIGADE CROSS, SECOND CLASS

GERMAN FIRE BRIGADE CROSS, SECOND CLASS German ‘Feuerloschwesen Verdienstkreuz', two-piece construction, in silvered bronze and white, black, and red enamels; the obverse with a white enameled cross with a medallion in the center depicting a mobile black enameled swastika and a band in between the arms inscribed: ‘Fur Verdienste Im Feuerloschweser' (‘For Merit in Fire Fighting'), the reverse plain; with a pierced ball suspension. Lacking ribbon, otherwise very good.

Lot: 689 - GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE

GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE German infantry assault badge, silvered zinc, pin back. Unmarked. Silvering is in excellent condition.

Lot: 690 - GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE

GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE German Infantry Assault Badge, silver washed zinc, good detail with barrel hinge and round pin on the reverse, solid back. Unmarked. Much of the silver finish remains, very good.

Lot: 691 - GERMAN INSIGNIA (4)

GERMAN INSIGNIA (4) Balance of a collection, includes four German patches and badges, all from World War II. Includes: a dark green wool chest patch with silver bullion embroidered eagle; a Wound Badge in black; a German police cap eagle; and an aluminum ‘Tag der Wehrmacht 1939' (‘Wehrmacht Day 1939') tinnie. Four pieces, very good.

Lot: 692 - GERMAN INSIGNIA GROUPING (5)

GERMAN INSIGNIA GROUPING (5) Grouping of five various metal and cloth German insignia, includes: SS police BeVo embroidered cap eagle, aluminum cap eagle, and three swastika stickpins. Very good.

Lot: 693 - GERMAN MISCELLANY INSIGNIA

GERMAN MISCELLANY INSIGNIA Balanced lot of German miscellany. Includes: GI bring-back NSDAP armband (possibly a reproduction) bearing several various items pinned to it, including: Honor Cross with Swords and ribbon, Wehrmacht Long Service ribbon bar, Honor Cross with Swords ribbon bar, NSDAP tinnies, Red Cross pin, and paper badges from the Winterhilfswerk and League of German Girls; WITH a five reichsbanknote, and two unidentified shoulder boards (one with a pip).

Lot: 694 - GERMAN MOTHER’S CROSSES (3)

GERMAN MOTHER'S CROSSES (3) Lot of three Mother's Crosses, 1.25 x 1.75 in., a blue enamel cross with a gold sunburst and a static swastika at the center. Two are in Gold and lack the ribbon, though a separate loose ribbon is present. The third is in Bronze, also with a separate loose ribbon, and with original paper envelope. Three pieces, light wear, overall very good.

Lot: 695 - GERMAN POLICE 25-YEAR LONG SERVICE CROSS

GERMAN POLICE 25-YEAR LONG SERVICE CROSS German police 25-year long service cross, gilt tombac construction, 2.5 in. square, inscription on the reverse reading: ‘Fur Treue Dienste In Der Polizei' (‘For Loyal Service In The Police'). Complete with blue parade ribbon, split on the reverse. Presented in its original grey and gold fitted case. Very good.

Lot: 696 - GERMAN POLICE 25-YEAR SERVICE MEDAL

GERMAN POLICE 25-YEAR SERVICE MEDAL A German Police 25-Year Service medal, constructed of mercury gold-gilded tombac and 1.5 in. sq., in the shape of a Maltese Cross with the distinctive police wreath and eagle superimposed on the face. The reverse of the medal has an oval bearing the raised inscription: 'FUR TREUE DIENSTE IN DER POLIZEI' (‘For Loyal Service in the Police'). Complete with blue ribbon, near fine.

Lot: 697 - GERMAN POLICE SHAKO EAGLE

GERMAN POLICE SHAKO EAGLE German Polizei Shako Eagle, cast aluminum, 6 x 3 in., unmarked. The threaded bolts and brass nuts on the reverse remain intact. Oxidized, else very good.

Lot: 698 - GERMAN RED CROSS ARMBAND

GERMAN RED CROSS ARMBAND World War II German Red Cross armband, 16 in. long, the felt red cross sewn to the khaki cloth backing. Just next to the red cross is a German eagle stamp, though interestingly lacking the swastika. Fine.

Lot: 699 - GERMAN SS M43 CAP INSIGNIA

GERMAN SS M43 CAP INSIGNIA BeVo embroidered cap insignia depicting a Totenkopf or ‘death's head' beneath a national eagle. The trapezoid shaped patch is for use on a green colored M43 cap. This insignia remains uncut and unused, marked on the left edge ‘BEVO-WUPPERTAL'. Bears an approx. 1 in. tear at the right, just barely affecting the actual patch. Overall, very good.

Lot: 700 - GERMAN TINNIES

GERMAN TINNIES Collection of German tinnies, including one for the NSKOV, RAD, Austrian tinnie, Imperial Germany, and a Reichsluftschutzbund 3 x 4.75 in. aluminum plaque. Five pieces, very good.

Lot: 701 - GERMAN WORLD WAR II BADGES

GERMAN WORLD WAR II BADGES A group of three badges: Lower Saxony horse head Kriegsmarine cap badge, possibly used by sailors aboard U-636. Stamped construction, with pinback. Very good. WITH: a 1933 Trier Cross tinnie, and an SS/SA rose badge ca. 1937. Three pieces, overall very good.

Lot: 702 - GERMAN WOUND BADGE IN BLACK

GERMAN WOUND BADGE IN BLACK Excellent German Wound Badge in Black, fine near-untouched black paint on the obverse, pin on reverse shortened but still meets (bent) clasp. Overall near fine.

Lot: 703 - GERMAN WOUND BADGE IN SILVER

GERMAN WOUND BADGE IN SILVER German Wound Badge in Silver, solid back, cast zinc with silver finish. Marked on the reverse ‘127' indicating manufacture by Moritz Hausch A.G from Pforzheim. Heavy loss to the silver finish, as is normal, else fine.

Lot: 704 - GERMAN WOUND BADGES IN BLACK (2)

GERMAN WOUND BADGES IN BLACK (2) German wound badges in Black, hollow backs, unmarked. One badge is from World War I and retains nearly all of its original finish. The finish of the World War II badge has almost completely worn away. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 705 - GERMAN WOUND BADGES IN BLACK AND SILVER (2)

GERMAN WOUND BADGES IN BLACK AND SILVER (2) Two German Wound Badges, one in Silver and one in Black. There appears to be a mark on the silver badge on the pin, but it is now indiscernible. There are traits of this specific example that point to the maker being Moritz Hausch A.G. of Pforzheim. Approx. 30% of the badge displays some tarnish, still very good. The Badge in Black is unmarked and in very good condition.

Lot: 706 - GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE IN GOLD WITH SASH

GRAND CROSS OF THE ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE IN GOLD WITH SASH Most desirable and rare political award, first type of the Grand Cross of the Order of the German Eagle in Gold with red, white, and black sash. This example, approx. 2 in. sq., depicts a white-enameled Maltese Cross and gilt national eagles between each corner of the cross. Marked '900' on the bottom edge of the 6' o clock arm, no other markings. Light discoloration to the enamel on the cross, else very good. The sash is in excellent condition, displaying no soiling or tears. Instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 1, 1937 and awarded largely to foreign diplomats sympathetic to Nazism. Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh were Americans honored with the award.

Lot: 707 - AWARD DOCUMENT WITH MEDALS

AWARD DOCUMENT WITH MEDALS HANS JORDAN (1892-1975) German military officer, 9th Army commanding general during World War II. Partly-printed D.S. 1p. 8vo., ‘Im Felde', July 4, 1942, awarding Benno Beer the Assault Badge. Offered with two medals attributed to Beer: an Iron Cross dated 1939, and a Faithful Service medal, both with original ribbons. Three items, very good.

Lot: 708 - HEER ENLISTED MAN’S ‘GOTT MIT UNS’ BUCKLE

HEER ENLISTED MAN'S ‘GOTT MIT UNS' BUCKLE Stamped steel 'Gott Mit Uns' Heer enlisted man's belt buckle, 2.5 x 2 in., painted OD green. Some rust to the areas where the paint has chipped away. Marked on the reverse ‘41' at the right edge. Overall, very good.

Lot: 709 - HEER ENLISTED MAN’S ‘GOTT MIT UNS’ BUCKLE

HEER ENLISTED MAN'S ‘GOTT MIT UNS' BUCKLE Stamped steel 'Gott Mit Uns' Heer enlisted man's belt buckle and leather tab, 5 x 2 in. The leather tab is maker marked ‘R Seiper & Sohn Ludencheid 1940' and the buckle is also marked ‘R S & S'. Oxidized, else very good.

Lot: 710 - HEER MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD

HEER MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD Heer Marksmanship Lanyard, 17 in. long overall, knotted cord covered with silver wire with an emblem comprised of an eagle with swastika and crossed swords at the top, in fine condition.

Lot: 711 - HEER SPORT EAGLE SHIRT INSIGNIA PATCH

HEER SPORT EAGLE SHIRT INSIGNIA PATCH Heer sport shirt insignia, 10 x 5 in., bearing a machine-embroidered Heer eagle in black thread on a white ground. Lightly soiled with some loose threads at the top. Overall, very good.

Lot: 712 - HERMANN GORING LUFTWAFFE TECHNICAL SERVICE TABLE MEDAL

HERMANN GORING LUFTWAFFE TECHNICAL SERVICE TABLE MEDAL Luftwaffe technical service medal, metal alloy construction, 3 in. dia., the obverse of the medal showing a profile view of Goring with his title ‘The Supreme Commander of the Air Force Reichsmarschall Goring' encircling his image. The reverse has an embossed political eagle with the words 'For excellent performance in the technical service of the Luftwaffe' surrounding it. Some oxidation throughout, else very good.

Lot: 713 - HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND

HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND Hitler Youth cloth armband, 6.5 x 4 in., joined at the back. The center bears a BeVo mobile swastika sewn to a red and white striped backing. Light spotting and beginning to pull apart at the left seam.

Lot: 714 - HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND

HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND Red cotton Hitler Youth armband, 14 x 4 3/8 in. with the ends joined, bearing a white applied band and an embroidered mobile swastika in the center. Illegible maker's mark ink stamped within. A bit soiled, else very good.

Lot: 715 - HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND

HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND Red cotton armband, 7 x 4 in., bearing a white band, with an embroidered mobile swastika on a white cloth diamond at the center. Joined at the ends and unmarked. Light soiling, else very good.

Lot: 716 - HITLER YOUTH DRUM HANGERS (2)

HITLER YOUTH DRUM HANGERS (2) Set of two Hitler Youth drum hangers with leather belt loops and of cast brass construction. The first, 6.5 in. long, has an ornate shield base with scalloped sides and a raised edge border, encompassing an embossed early pattern national eagle clutching a wreath with a static swastika, on a stippled field. The second, 8.5 in. long, is in the shape of a perched eagle. Both feature two curved carrying hooks flanking the tail of the eagle. Bears expected age wear, else very good.

Lot: 717 - HITLER YOUTH IDENTITY DOCUMENT GROUPING AND ARMBAND

Fine Hitler Youth grouping of five items all from the same young member of the organization. Included is the Hitler Youth identity card issued to Kurt Schaich in Munich on Nov. 23, 1938. The 12 year-old, from Kohlberg, is pictured in uniform and has signed beneath his image. The card shows the boy also regularly paid his dues through October, 1940. Also present is the youth's 'Dienstausweis fur Gelandewarte', 1p. oblong 8vo. on grey cloth, 1943, his work service identity card; his 'Hilfsschiesswart-Ausweis', 1p. 24mo, 1943, apparently an identity card related to 'shooting'; an H.J. marksmanship badge possession certificate; and the boy's Hitler Youth arm band which was present with these documents. All are in very good condition.

Lot: 718 - HITLER YOUTH INSIGNIA (3)

HITLER YOUTH INSIGNIA (3) Three pieces of cloth Hitler Youth insignia, includes red and white diamond shoulder patch, 3.75 in. tall, a Proficiency Badge patch, and one patch unidentified. Sold as-is.

Lot: 719 - HITLER YOUTH JUGENDFEST PIN

HITLER YOUTH JUGENDFEST PIN A copper-plated pinback-style pin with debossed Nazi eagle and text 'Deutsche Jugendfest 1936', created for the Hitler Youth festival of that year. Very good condition. Offered with: two single round cufflinks, .5 in. dia. each: one bears an enameled swastika and with a swivel back, likely brass. Heavily oxidized. The second features a celluloid swastika-emblazoned flag with a French flag, back is broken off but present. Three pieces.

Lot: 720 - IRON CROSS AND WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS RIBBON BAR

IRON CROSS AND WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS RIBBON BAR Collection of seven ribbon bars for the Iron Cross and the War Merit Cross with Swords. Seven pieces, fine condition.

Lot: 721 - IRON CROSS, 1939 SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, 1939 SECOND CLASS Iron Cross, Second Class with ribbon, unmarked. Typical tarnish on the frame, else very good.

Lot: 722 - IRON CROSS, 1939 SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, 1939 SECOND CLASS Iron Cross, Second Class with ribbon, unmarked. Typical tarnish on the frame and some wear to the black finish. Still, quite good.

Lot: 723 - IRON CROSS, 1ST CLASS

IRON CROSS, 1ST CLASS Iron Cross, 1st Class, unmarked. The black finish is in excellent condition with only minimal wear on the frame. The catch has been repaired.

Lot: 724 - IRON CROSS, 2ND CLASS WITH PACKET

IRON CROSS, 2ND CLASS WITH PACKET Iron Cross, 2nd Class with original ribbon, unmarked. Held in the original presentation paper packet. Minimal wear to the frame, else very good to fine.

Lot: 725 - IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS World War II Iron Cross, 2nd Class, with ribbon, unmarked. Well-preserved, with the ribbon retaining bright colors and the frame is expectedly tarnished. Nicely presented within a 3.25 x 4.25 in. riker mount. Very good.

Lot: 726 - IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS Iron Cross, 2nd Class, silver frame, the suspension ring is unmarked, with original black, red, and white ribbon. Light, expected wear to the frame, else very good.

Lot: 727 - IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS Iron Cross, Second Class with ribbon on parade mount, unmarked. Frame bears tarnishing and mount bears some soiling, otherwise very good.

Lot: 728 - IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS Iron Cross, Second Class with ribbon, unmarked. A bit tarnished on the frame, else very good. With vintage ribbon, not attached.

Lot: 729 - IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS

IRON CROSS, SECOND CLASS Iron Cross, Second Class with ribbon, unmarked. A bit tarnished on the frame, else very good.

Lot: 730 - ITALIAN-GERMAN MEDAL FOR THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN

ITALIAN-GERMAN MEDAL FOR THE AFRICAN CAMPAIGN This 1 1/8 in. medal was first created in January 1943. Though produced and distributed, it was never officially recognized but presented to all DAK members. The obverse of the medal features two gladiators, symbolizing Italy and Germany, doing battle with a crocodile, which symbolizes the British hold on the Suez Canal. The reverse shows a swastika and fasces, each on one side of the Italian Felini Arch, depicting Italo-German cooperation. Under the arch is the Royal Knot of the House of Savoy. With ribbon. SOLD WITH World War II ribbon bar consisting of the: Honor Cross, Wehrmacht Long Service, and the West Wall. Two pieces, very good.

Lot: 731 - KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT WAR BADGE BY RUDOLF SOUVAL

KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT WAR BADGE BY RUDOLF SOUVAL Scarce German U-Boat War Badge, 1 7/8 in. wide, fire gilded tombac. Maker's mark ‘R.S.' on the verso for manufacturer Rudolf Souval. Gilding remains intact only in a few very tiny areas around the edge, otherwise very good.

Lot: 732 - KRIM SHIELD

KRIM SHIELD Krim Shield with green wool backing, possible hand-cut by a soldier, with the paper back bearing light wear intact.

Lot: 733 - KUBAN SHIELD

KUBAN SHIELD A 1943 Unissued Kuban shield for Panzertroope (armored troops) on gray/green wool backing, solid brass, 'K' width uniform. Bears original paper backing, in fine condition.

Lot: 734 - KYFFHAUSERBUND ARMBAND AND BREAST EAGLE

KYFFHAUSERBUND ARMBAND AND BREAST EAGLE Third Reich-era armband, 7 x 3.75 in., constructed of dark blue wool and bearing a patch embroidered with the insignia of the ‘Kyffhauserbund', the official veteran's welfare organization of the Third Reich until 1943. It depicts the Kyffhauser monument in Thuringia, atop a mobile swastika within a red field. Patch bears staining to the top right corner, otherwise very good. WITH: an enameled metal breast eagle. Two pieces.

Lot: 735 - KYFFHAUSERBUND MEMBER ARMBAND

KYFFHAUSERBUND MEMBER ARMBAND Armband issued to a member of the Kyffhauserbund veterans and reservists umbrella group between 1900 and 1933. The armband, unused, measures 17.5 x 4.5 in., and bears a BeVo-type patch with the organization's emblem sewn thereto. A few trivial holes throughout, else very good.

Lot: 736 - LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNER AND FLIGHT ENGINEERS BADGE BY C. E. JUNCKER

LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNER AND FLIGHT ENGINEERS BADGE BY C. E. JUNCKER Luftwaffe's air gunner/flight engineers badge, two-piece construction in zinc alloy. The reverse plain, with a vertical pin, a barrel hinge, and a round wire catch. Marked at the middle ‘C. E. JUNCKER BERLIN S W'. Patinated, else very good, solid condition.

Lot: 737 - LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNERS BADGE

LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNERS BADGE World War II badge, 1.5 x 2 in., crafted in silver plate zinc alloy with maker's mark on the verso for Wilhelm Deumer, Dusseldorf. Bears vertical pin with hook catch, very good condition.

Lot: 738 - LUFTWAFFE ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNNER BADGE

LUFTWAFFE ANTI-AIRCRAFT GUNNER BADGE Fine, early Luftwaffe Flak Badge by Juncker in Berlin, being the variant known to collectors as the 'J2' type. Signed 'C. E. Juncker Berlin SW' on the verso. Light wear and tarnishing, near fine condition, with appropriate classic barrel hinge and round wire catch.

Lot: 739 - LUFTWAFFE CHEST EAGLE

LUFTWAFFE CHEST EAGLE Very nice Luftwaffe chest eagle, 3.5 x 2 in., constructed of braided silver bullion wire on grey wool. Finely detailed, showing only minimal wear to the thread.

Lot: 741 - LUFTWAFFE FALLSCHIRMJAGER BADGE BOXED

LUFTWAFFE FALLSCHIRMJAGER BADGE BOXED Metal badge, 1.75 x 2 in., with a gilded diving eagle over a mobile swastika within a burnished wreath. This version of the badge was awarded to Fallschirmjager (paratroops) following the successful completion of parachute jump school. Maker mark on the verso: 'G. H. Osang Dresden'. Moderate wear to gilding, light oxidation throughout, still very good. Sold with original presentation box.

Lot: 742 - LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER’S BADGE

LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER'S BADGE Luftwaffe Pilot Observer's Badge by Assmann with the firm's ‘A' device on the verso, in non-ferrous metal, two-piece construction with two half-round rivets intact. On the obverse, the leaf wreath's silvering is worn a bit, the burnishing to the impressive eagle still largely intact. The reverse bears the maker's name in full impressed upon the eagle, the catch and somewhat bent pin (as is often the case) correct for this badge. Construction remains completely solid and tight. Sold with original fitted case with gold lettering and operating push button catch, a bit worn. Offered within a reproduction case.

Lot: 743 - LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S BADGE

LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S BADGE Luftwaffe Pilot Badge by C.E. Juncker. Badge is of two-piece construction with eagle riveted to wreath with two round rivets, featuring a vertical round pin back with a round wire catch. Wreath made of silvered zinc and measures 43 mm. x 54 mm., with the eagle at 64 mm. wide. Much of the silvering is gone from the high surfaces of the wreath, which also shows minor surface wear. Badge is marked with their maker's stamp on the verso as 'C.E. JUNCKER BERLIN SW'. Text book example of a highly desired qualification badge. Very good.

Lot: 744 - LUFTWAFFE STANDARD BEARER'S GORGET

LUFTWAFFE STANDARD BEARER'S GORGET Rare gorget of a Luftwaffe standard bearer, approx. 6.75 x 3.35, constructed of a silvered metal alloy, with a highly-detailed, raised metal Luftwaffe eagle clutching a wreathed swastika over six plain flags soldered at center. Both corners bear a button with a high-relief surface pattern, and the gorget is backed with gray wool which has faded to purple. A button hole hook on the rear at the center is marked ‘Assmann' for maker F. W. Assmann, Ludenschied. A 32 in. steel neck chain is attached to the rear at the corners. Very slight scuffing, fine condition.

Lot: 745 - MOTHER’S CROSS IN BRONZE

MOTHER'S CROSS IN BRONZE A Nazi awarded Mother's Cross in bronze with ribbon. Fine condition. WITH: a medal honoring Ullr, patron saint of winter sports, with enameled flower on the obverse with text ‘Nederhorn', and the legend around perimeter reading: ‘IN DEN BERGEN BIN ICH DEIN SCHUTZ NEBELHORN'. Wear to enamel, otherwise very good.

Lot: 746 - MOTHER’S CROSS IN GOLD (CASED)

MOTHER'S CROSS IN GOLD (CASED) Mother's Cross in Gold medal, 1.25 x 1.75 in., a blue enamel cross with a gold sunburst and a static swastika at the center, suspended from a blue and white neck ribbon. The reverse bears the establishment date ‘16. Dezember 1938' with the facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler. Housed in its original presentation case. Minor wear to the ribbon and outside of the case, else very good.

Lot: 747 - N.S.F.K. GLIDER COMPETITION TABLE MEDAL

N.S.F.K. GLIDER COMPETITION TABLE MEDAL An NSFK oval table medal, 3.75 x 3 in., gilt aluminum construction, with the legend on the observe reading ‘Nationalsozialistsches Fliegerkorps Deutschlandflug 1938', while the reverse offers a quote from NSFK leader General der Flieger Friedrich Christiansen: ‘In lock step with our Fuhrer, we fly for our eternal Germany'. Limitation number 1527 appears beneath. Some scuffing and pitting to the chest of the figure on the obverse, else very good.

Lot: 748 - N.S.F.K. TABLE AWARD

N.S.F.K. TABLE AWARD An NSFK table medal, awarded at the 'Reichwettkampfe des NS-Fliegerkorps Kassel 1938' competition, 80mm. gilt aluminum construction with solid back. Just a touch of rubbing to wings, otherwise near fine.

Lot: 749 - NAMED AND CASED PURPLE HEART

NAMED AND CASED PURPLE HEART A named and cased Purple Heart, presented to Myles R. Kucera. Kucera (1915-2010) was a Private First Class who appears to have served in World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star as well as the Purple Heart. Presented in the original case, fine.

Lot: 750 - NAMED AND CASED PURPLE HEART

NAMED AND CASED PURPLE HEART A named and cased Purple Heart presented to Allen B. Johnson. Offered in the original case, fine condition.

Lot: 751 - NAMED AND CASED PURPLE HEART FOR A TWICE-WOUNDED SOLDIER

NAMED AND CASED PURPLE HEART FOR A TWICE-WOUNDED SOLDIER An Army Purple Heart in the original case, presented to Theodore B. Darrough who was twice wounded as indicated by the addition of the oak leaf device on the ribbon. Darrough served with the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment and died in 1948. This medal, with its machine engraving, appears to have been issued in the 1980s, probably a reissue given to the family. Presented in the original case, fine.

Lot: 752 - NAMED SOVIET WORLD WAR II MEDAL GROUP (4)

NAMED SOVIET WORLD WAR II MEDAL GROUP (4) A fine grouping of four medals issued to Konstantin Ivanovich Davydenko, includes: two Orders of the Great Patriotic War, 2nd Class, a war-time issues numbered 469765 and 602779; and two Orders of the Red Star, numbered 36561 and 3244767. Together with the original award booklet, dated 1945. Very good condition.

Lot: 753 - NAZI STICKPINS (3)

NAZI STICKPINS (3) Collection of three Third Reich stickpins, 2.5 in. long, includes: S.A. Reserve members lapel pin, Wound Badge in Black, and a D.A.F. membership pin. Three pieces, fine.

Lot: 754 - NSDAP ARMBAND

NSDAP ARMBAND An original cotton armband of an NSDAP party member, 7 x 4.25 in., sewn together at the ends. The face bears a clamp-dyed black swastika on a white disc. No other stamps or marks are present. Moderate stain to the white disk, else fine.

Lot: 755 - NSDAP MEMBERSHIP PIN

NSDAP MEMBERSHIP PIN An NSDAP membership pin, approx. 1 in. dia., consisting of a black enameled swastika within a white disk, surrounded by a red enameled ring with the legend ‘National-Sozialistische D.A.P.'. Marked ‘RZM M1/29' on the verso. Tarnished, else very good.

Lot: 756 - NSDAP PARTY LEADER BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE

NSDAP PARTY LEADER BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE Very fine gilt-aluminum NSDAP party leader's dress belt buckle, 2 in. dia., depicting a political eagle atop a wreath-encircled swastika, all surrounded by a larger wreath of oak leaves. The reverse bears an ‘RZM' mark with the maker's code ‘M 4/24' for Friedrich Linden of Ludenscheid. Accompanied by the original brocade belt measuring 40 in. long, bearing the original velvet lining in very good but bearing darkened areas from wear and loss at the leather strap within. Overall very good condition, and a desirable original set.

Lot: 757 - NSDAP PINS (2)

NSDAP PINS (2) Lot of two NSDAP pins, including: NSDAP enameled membership pin, marked on the reverse ‘M1/100'; and a Hitler Youth rally pin. Both pieces display some light tarnish, else very good.

Lot: 758 - PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER

PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER German Panzer Assault Badge in Silver, 2.5 x 3.25 in., an early hollow back version. This pinback badge is unmarked and heavily oxidized, though remnants of the original finish remain.

Lot: 759 - PANZER BREAST EAGLE

PANZER BREAST EAGLE Bevo Panzer breast eagle, bears a white German Army eagle and swastika emblem on a thin black rayon backing. Typically, this was factory-applied on the black wool Panzer wrappers worn by enlisted men and NCOs. Fine.

Lot: 760 - PILOTS WINGS (3)

PILOTS WINGS (3) Lot of three sets of pilots wings, includes two sterling examples made by 'G.I.[?]' with one unmarked, the the remaining marked by maker N. S. Meyer, New York.

Lot: 761 - POLISH RESISTANCE ARMBAND

POLISH RESISTANCE ARMBAND Armband purported to have been owned and worn by a member of the Polish Resistance or Home Army, two-piece construction 16 in. long and joined at the ends, with 'W' and 'P' with Polish eagle stenciled thereon. Moderately soiled. From the holdings of a private British museum. As these armbands vary extensively in marking and construction, impossible to verify and thus sold as-is.

Lot: 762 - POLITICAL/SS CAP EAGLE

POLITICAL/SS CAP EAGLE ‘RZM 72' stamped tombac eagle cap pin, 48mm. wide, in worn condition with some loss of detail evident.

Lot: 763 - PORCELAIN KIEV VICTORY MEDAL

PORCELAIN KIEV VICTORY MEDAL Scarce porcelain medal, 2 in. dia., for the Kiev victory in 1941. The obverse depicts an Iron Cross and the border reads: ‘The German people thanks their brave soldiers'. On the obverse is a map showing Kiev, Romny, Lugny, etc., with the border reading: ‘Battle of Kiev in September 1941'. In fine condition.

Lot: 764 - RETURN OF MEMEL COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL

RETURN OF MEMEL COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL Return of Memel commemorative medal, 1.5 in. diameter, gold-plated metal construction, depicting two heroic figures with broken chains on one figure's wrist, both above a national eagle and swastika, the reverse honoring the liberation of Memel, Mar. 22, 1939. With ribbon, very good. This medal was a Nazi decoration awarded in the interwar period, and the last of the series of Occupation Medals. Exhibits wear and tarnishing to the verso, overall good.

Lot: 765 - RUSSIAN MEDALS

RUSSIAN MEDALS Nice collection of various Russian medals and pins, including: Soviet propagandist medal, KGB badge, Soviet submarine detachment 15th anniversary badge, Little Octobrist badge, submarine pins, Ministry of Internal Affairs badge, and more. SOLD WITH four shards of the Berlin Wall. Accompanied by a small photo of the Wall and a sheet naming the pieces as ‘original wall stucco 9. November 1989'. All presented in a 12 x 8 in. riker mount.

Lot: 766 - S.A. SPORTS ARMBAND WITH RZM TAG

S.A. SPORTS ARMBAND WITH RZM TAG S.A. Sports red cloth armband, 8.5 x 4.5 in., joined at the back. Sewn at the center is a white round field with an embroidered wreath of oak leaves and an upward-pointing Roman sword at the center, laid over a mobile swastika. An RZM tag is affixed to the reverse of the emblem, bearing the number ‘218417'. A few trivial stains, else very good.

Lot: 767 - SECOND CLASS SPANGE TO THE IRON CROSS

SECOND CLASS SPANGE TO THE IRON CROSS A German World War II clasp, 1.25 x 2 in., nickel construction with four horizontal prongs on the reverse, being a second class ‘spange' to the Iron Cross, featuring an eagle with a swastika atop a trapezoid with the date ‘1939'. As it was possible for the holder of a 1914 Iron Cross to be awarded a second or higher grade of the 1939 Iron Cross for gallantry in action, this special clasp was designed to be attached to the 1914 Iron Cross medal ribbon beneath a tunic button. Very good to fine condition, with frosting nearly complete.

Lot: 768 - SECOND CLASS SPANGE TO THE IRON CROSS

SECOND CLASS SPANGE TO THE IRON CROSS A German World War II clasp, 1.25 x 2 in., nickel construction with four horizontal prongs on the reverse, being a second class ‘spange' to the Iron Cross, featuring an eagle with a swastika atop a trapezoid with the date ‘1939'. As it was possible for the holder of a 1914 Iron Cross to be awarded a second or higher grade of the 1939 Iron Cross for gallantry in action, this special clasp was designed to be attached to the 1914 Iron Cross medal ribbon beneath a tunic button. Very good to fine condition, with frosting nearly complete.

Lot: 769 - SHOULDER PATCHES (20)

SHOULDER PATCHES (20) Balanced grouping of twenty World War II and postwar divisional shoulder patches. This lot is unresearched and unpicked by us nor the consignor. A real grab bag in very good to fine condition. Accompanied by a small pocketbook ‘Concise Color Guides Medals'.

Lot: 770 - SHOULDER PATCHES, STRIPES, AND TABS

SHOULDER PATCHES, STRIPES, AND TABS Group of approx. 100 shoulder patches, stripes, tabs, etc., many original and from World War II. This lot is unresearched and unpicked by us nor the consignor. A real grab bag in very good to fine condition.

Lot: 771 - SOVIET MEDAL GROUP (6)

SOVIET MEDAL GROUP (6) A nice group of six Soviet medals, presented with their ribbons on a bar. Includes: Military Merit, Defense of Stalingrad, Victory in World War II, 20 Years of Victory, 30 Years Service, and 50 Years Service. Very good condition.

Lot: 772 - SPANISH CIVIL WAR ‘BLUE DIVISION’ PATCH

SPANISH CIVIL WAR ‘BLUE DIVISION' PATCH An original shield-shaped patch from the Francoist 250th Infantry Unit known as the ‘Blue Division', with the insignia of the Falangist yolk and arrows with black Iron Cross at the middle. Measures 2.5 x 2.25 in., multi-piece construction in red, black and white cloth with yellow and red embroidery. The ‘Blue Division' was a unit of Francoist volunteers who served between 1941- 44 within the German army in Russia during World War II and most notably during the Battle of Leningrad. Bears original paper black, very good.

Lot: 773 - SPANISH CIVIL WAR ‘BLUE DIVISION’ PATCH

SPANISH CIVIL WAR ‘BLUE DIVISION' PATCH An original shield-shaped patch from the Francoist 250th Infantry Unit known as the ‘Blue Division', 3 x 2.5 in. with red and yellow embroidered insignia and ‘Espana' in yellow at the top. Very good condition.

Lot: 774 - SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITH SWORDS

SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITH SWORDS A fine Spanish Cross in Bronze, with Swords. The medal features excellent detail and shows only some burnishing to some of the high points on the piece, notably the eagles, swastikas, and sword tips. The reverse has the original patina and maker marked ‘CEJ' for ‘C. E. Juncker'. The pinback hardware is completely intact and functional, with no repairs. The medal is slightly convex, as it should be, and the pin and clasp show signs that this medal was worn. A fine, original piece.

Lot: 775 - SS MEMBER STICKPIN

SS MEMBER STICKPIN Scarce and desirable SS member's stickpin comprised of silver base metal with black enamel, the runes encircled with two silver rings. Unmarked, very good.

Lot: 776 - STALHELM SHOOTING FIRST PRIZE BADGE

STALHELM SHOOTING FIRST PRIZE BADGE Attractive cloth and painted metal badge, an award given by the Stahlhelm to the winner of a 1938 shooting competition, 2.75 in. tall, with swastika, Iron Cross, stalhelm emblem, crossed rifles, etc. Mounted to black felt with metal backing, pin fastener. Very good.

Lot: 777 - THIRD REICH ERA BADGE COLLECTION (10)

THIRD REICH ERA BADGE COLLECTION (10) A collection of ten badges, includes a desirable Reichshebammenabzeichen ‘Im Dienste der Zukunft unseres Volkes' badge stamped ‘Silber' on the verso. WITH: an NSDAP ‘Operring' donation pin; an early Hitler Youth membership pin; a Nazi ‘Frauenschaft' pin (bears enamel loss); NSDAP enameled membership pin; a WHW ‘Diene Hand' pin for 1933; a ‘Schwabishcher Ulboerein 25' pin; a Bundestag pin; and more. Condition varies but overall good to very good.

Lot: 778 - THIRD REICH ERA BADGE COLLECTION (8)

THIRD REICH ERA BADGE COLLECTION (8) A collection of nine badges, including: an enameled British friendship badge; NSLB (National Socialist Teachers League) membership pin; a D.S.B. (German Settlers Association) membership pin; Red Cross pin; a labor appreciation badge; a Evangelische Frauenhulfe pin; and two others not identified by us. Overall very good condition.

Lot: 779 - THIRD REICH ERA STICKPIN COLLECTION (10)

THIRD REICH ERA STICKPIN COLLECTION (10) A collection of 10 stickpins, includes: a WHW 1938 stickpin; silver swastika; an enameled Volksbund pin; D.D.A.C. (German Automobile Club); Fur Den Schutz Military Exercises Farmers and Workers East Germany DDR; four D.L.R.G. lifeguard pins; a plastic circular pin with Nazi eagle, and a Deutschlands Suuglings-Spende pin. Overall good condition.

Lot: 780 - THIRD REICH PINS, INSIGNIA AND TINNIES (60+)

THIRD REICH PINS, INSIGNIA AND TINNIES (60+) A large group of pins and insignia, including two worn medals, WHW tokens of thanks, tinnies, Frauenwerk pins, commemorative badges and many more. Comprises over 60 pieces, in generally good condition.

Lot: 781 - THIRD REICH STICKPIN COLLECTION (7)

THIRD REICH STICKPIN COLLECTION (7) A lot of seven Nazi stickpins in various materials, one housed in its original velvet coffin case. Good to very good.

Lot: 782 - TROPICAL S.D. SLEEVE DIAMOND

TROPICAL S.D. SLEEVE DIAMOND Rare tropical BeVo S.D. sleeve diamond, 2.75 in. long, uncut and apparently unused.

Lot: 783 - U.S. ARMY BOMB SQUADRON PATCHES (2)

U.S. ARMY BOMB SQUADRON PATCHES (2) Nice lot of two World War II era insignia patches for the 43rd Bomb Group and the 64th Bomb Squadron. The first patch measures 2.5 x 4 in., with a yellow and blue field and a scroll at the bottom bearing the black text ‘Willing. Able. Ready'. The 64th Bomb Squadron patch measures 3.5 x 4 in. and displays a green field with a Native American riding a bomb and looking through a telescope. Minimal loose stitching at the edges, else in very good to fine condition. Both pieces are nicely presented in a 5.5 x 6.5 in. riker mount.

Lot: 784 - U.S. ARMY NUREMBERG WAR CRIMES DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA (2)

U.S. ARMY NUREMBERG WAR CRIMES DISTINCTIVE UNIT INSIGNIA (2) A pair of Nuremberg Trials insignia issued by the 6850th Internal Security Detachment, and awarded to individuals tasked with guarding the primary War Crimes Trials defendants at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. Measuring 1.5 in. tall, enameled brass construction with screw back closures, maker marked on the verso ‘Lohr Lauer Nurnberg'. Very light wear, overall very good condition.

Lot: 785 - U.S. ARMY PATCHES (34)

U.S. ARMY PATCHES (34) Nice grouping of thirty-four World War II U.S. Army patches, various insignia and sizes. Includes: Merrill's Marauders, China-Burma-India, Tank Destroyer, 5th Infantry Division, ADSEC, Alaskan Defense Command, 2nd Infantry Division, 106th Infantry Division, and more. Some may be duplicates. A fine grouping.

Lot: 786 - U.S. ARMY PATCHES (36)

U.S. ARMY PATCHES (36) Nice grouping of thirty-six World War II U.S. Army patches, various insignia and sizes. Includes: ADSEC, Alskan Defense Command, Red Cross, 5th Infantry Division, China-Burma-India, 5th Air Force, XIX Corps, European Civil Affairs, 8th Infantry Division, Tank Destroyer, and many more. Some may be duplicates. A fine grouping.

Lot: 787 - U.S. ARMY PATCHES (40)

U.S. ARMY PATCHES (40) Nice grouping of forty World War II U.S. Army patches, various insignia and sizes. Includes: 7th Infantry Division, China-Burma-India, 25th Infantry Division, 466th Quartermaster Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, 17th Airborne Division, Tank Destroyer, Alaska Defense Command, and more. Some may be duplicates. A fine grouping.

Lot: 788 - VOLKSSTURM ARMBAND

VOLKSSTURM ARMBAND Cotton armband, 15 x 2.5 in., not joined at the ends, and bearing the text: ‘DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT' with two national eagle and swastika symbols at either end. Worn by members of the Volkssturm, the national militia established in the waning days of the war. One minor soiled area at the left, else very good.

Lot: 789 - VOLKSSTURM ARMBAND

VOLKSSTURM ARMBAND Cotton armband, 8.5 x 2.5 in., joined at the back. Bearing the printed text: ‘DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT' with two national eagle and swastika symbols on either end. Lightly stained, else very good. Worn by members of the Volkssturm, the national militia established in the waning days of the war.

Lot: 790 - VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT ARMBAND AND BOOK

VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT ARMBAND AND BOOK An armband and 'Soldbuch' issued very late in the war to Karl Langegger, Feb 16, 1945, with very few entries filled-in. Accompanied by the original armband, 7 in. folded, bearing the printed text: 'DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT' with two national eagle and swastika symbols. Near fine condition. Worn by members of the Volkssturm, the national militia established in the waning days of the war.

Lot: 791 - WAFFEN-SS EAGLE EMBLEM

WAFFEN-SS EAGLE EMBLEM Uncut BeVo embroidered Waffen-SS eagle emblem on a 4.5 x 4 in. beige silk backing. Features silver bullion interwoven with black thread. Some light staining to the patch, not affecting the eagle, and a few loose threads on the reverse. Very good. Presented within a 6 x 5 in. riker mount. We believe this particular example was meant for display on a vehicle pennant.

Lot: 792 - WAFFEN-SS ENLISTED MAN'S UNIFORM COLLAR TABS

WAFFEN-SS ENLISTED MAN'S UNIFORM COLLAR TABS Matching pair of Waffen-SS enlisted man's collar tabs, with SS rune tab machine-embroidered in silver-grey thread. Both tabs fabricated in matching wool felt that has been wrapped onto a brown coarse buckram backing. Buckram backing is coated in a layer of lacquer, heavy on the rune tab, and sporadically on the blank rank tab. Runic tab exhibits white stitching to backside along edges and folds, as is typical for this period of production and style of tab. Rank tab is plain and blank, indicating the rank of SS-Mann, an entry level SS rank equivalent to the rank of private. Both tabs have been tunic-removed as evidenced by proper machine-stitch holes, as well as remnants of the original thread. Used, and in excellent condition.

Lot: 793 - WAFFEN-SS SLEEVE EAGLE

WAFFEN-SS SLEEVE EAGLE Waffen-SS sleeve eagle worn by enlisted soldiers and NCOs. Machine-made BeVo construction with typical light gray thread and textbook black SS wool backing. Some loose threads at the bottom, else very good.

Lot: 794 - WAFFEN-SS SLEEVE EAGLE

WAFFEN-SS SLEEVE EAGLE Waffen-SS sleeve eagle worn by enlisted soldiers and NCOs. Machine made BeVo construction with typical light gray thread and textbook black SS wool backing. Very minimal fraying, else fine.

Lot: 795 - WEHRMACHT 25-YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL

WEHRMACHT 25-YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL Nice Wehrmacht Long Service Medal for twenty-five years of service, the gilded finish completely worn away. Complete with suspension loop and blue ribbon. Very good. Nicely presented within a 3.25 x 4.25 in. riker mount.

Lot: 796 - WEHRMACHT BREAST EAGLES (2)

WEHRMACHT BREAST EAGLES (2) Lot of two German Army EM/NCO's breast eagle, 5 x 2 in., uncut. Both are BeVo embroidered examples in silver on a green backing. Two pieces, fine.

Lot: 797 - WHW BADGES, PINS, TOKENS AND MORE

WHW BADGES, PINS, TOKENS AND MORE A large group of tokens and pins, many created by the WHW to fund the charitable organization's work, together with other commemorative items such as tinnies, homefront and veterans membership badges, and so forth. Over 40 in total, good to very good.

Lot: 798 - WORLD WAR I AND II MEDAL AND RIBBON BARS

WORLD WAR I AND II MEDAL AND RIBBON BARS Lot of three medal and ribbon bars from World War I and II, includes: German medal bar from World War I with: World War I Iron Cross, Military Merit Cross, Hindenburg Cross, War Commemorative Medal (Austria) with Swords, Austro Hungarian Commemorative Medal with the Latin phrase ‘Pro Dea Et Patria' (‘For God and Country'), and the Bulgarian Service Medal. There is some oxidation to some of the medals, else a very good set; WITH German ribbon bar from World War II with Iron Cross, War Merit Cross with Swords, Russian Front Medal, 1936 Olympic Medal, two German Police Medals with Swords, Social Welfare with Silver Swords, Sudetenland Medal, and one unidentified; and German ribbon bar from World War II with Iron Cross, War Merit Cross with Swords, Russian Front Medal, 1936 Olympic Medal, two German Police Medals with Swords, Social Welfare with Silver Swords, Sudetenland Medal, and one unidentified. All pieces presented in riker mounts and in fine condition.

Lot: 799 - WORLD WAR I PRUSSIAN PILOT BADGE

WORLD WAR I PRUSSIAN PILOT BADGE A solid back version of the Prussian Army Pilot Badge, with fine details in high relief. It features an early style plane soaring above the landscape, surrounded by a wreath that is topped with the Prussian crown. Makers mark 'F. Juncker Berlin' on the reverse, with correct barrel pin mechanism and loop. Very good condition.

Lot: 800 - WORLD WAR I PRUSSIAN RETIRED PILOT'S BADGE

WORLD WAR I PRUSSIAN RETIRED PILOT'S BADGE A late World War I silver retired Prussian pilot's badge, 2.75 x 1.75 in., solid back construction. Bears hallmark on the verso as well as '800' for silver content. Vertical pin with c-clasp closure. Regrettably, the pin has broken off from the tube hinge and requires restoration. Otherwise very good.

Lot: 801 - WORLD WAR I U.S. AIR SERVICE PILOT WINGS

WORLD WAR I U.S. AIR SERVICE PILOT WINGS A scarce original set of U.S. Air Service Pilot's Wings, 3.75 x 1 in., a 'Dallas' style of the medal, unmarked but typically attributed to the American jewelers Bailey, Banks, and Biddle. At the center is a U.S. seal with stars and stripes at the center and with two wings, affixed to a small felt covered mount with a pin back. Heavily patinated, otherwise very good. Metal content not known.

Lot: 802 - WORLD WAR II ‘CATERPILLAR CLUB’ PIN

WORLD WAR II ‘CATERPILLAR CLUB' PIN A badge honoring members who have the dubious distinction of being in the ‘Caterpillar Club', those who were forced to bail out from a crippled airplane in order to survive. The pin measures 1.25 in. long, sterling and enamel construction. Hallmarked on the reverse ‘Metal Arts & Co. Roch. N.Y. Sterling'. Bears pin and c-clasp closure, fine.

Lot: 803 - WORLD WAR II AFRIKA KORPS NAVY PITH HELMET SHIELD

WORLD WAR II AFRIKA KORPS NAVY PITH HELMET SHIELD Afrika Korps pith helmet insignia shield, featuring a gilded brass eagle and swastika on a black field, 1.5 in. tall. An attractive patina at the wings. Nicely presented in a 2.5 x 3.5 in. riker mount.

Lot: 804 - WORLD WAR II AMERICAN BALLOON OBSERVER BADGE

WORLD WAR II AMERICAN BALLOON OBSERVER BADGE Scarce sterling silver balloon observer badge, 3.25 x 1 in., stamped ‘Sterling' on the verso and in very good condition.

Lot: 805 - WORLD WAR II AMERICAN SUBMARINE OFFICER'S BADGE

WORLD WAR II AMERICAN SUBMARINE OFFICER'S BADGE An Australian-made American badge, 2.75 in. long, gold-plated bronze construction, solid back, with horizontal pin and hook closure. The obverse shows a submarine at the center flanked by two dolphins, while the reverse is maker-marked ‘Wallace Bishop Brisbane Bronze'. Light wear, otherwise very good.

Lot: 806 - WORLD WAR II AWARD AND DOCUMENT GROUPING

WORLD WAR II AWARD AND DOCUMENT GROUPING A fine grouping of awards and documents belonging to U.S.M.C radioman and gunner Jose Lopez. Includes: Air Medal of bronze construction in the shape of a compass rose depicting an eagle gripping two lightning bolts, with the blue and orange ribbon; a second Air Medal (cased), with ribbon bar and a Presidential Unit Citation ribbon bar with an oak leaf; a second Air Medal ribbon bar; and Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal ribbon bar with two oak leaves; Air Medal ribbon with ‘V' for combat valor device and five oak leaf clusters; 22 service stars for ribbon bars; four ‘V' combat valor devices; and four oak leaf clusters. WITH an 8 x 10 in. b/w group photo of the Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 243 and a ‘Route Forecast/Aircraft Report' for a flight on Feb. 13, 1945 in an unidentified area, and a typed document informing Lopez he will be receiving a gold star for his Air Medal. The most intriguing part of this lot is the ‘Aviators Flight Log Book' owned by Lopez of the dive bomber squadron, Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 243, with 28pp. filled in. The pages reveal the pilot to be Lt. Joseph Baker with Lopez as a ‘Passenger' serving as the radio gunner. The log shows the crew in a variety of tasks, including: dive tactics, squadron familiarization, division problems, dive bombs, practice dives, and strikes. Many pages bear official stamps notating totals for ‘combat strikes', ‘combat missions' and ‘combat time', as well as total time for the pilot and passenger. The 243rd served in Johnson Atoll, Palmyra Atoll, Solomon Islands, and the Philippines, earning the Navy Unit Commendation with one Bronze Star, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and National Defense Service Medal. A fine collection, worthy of further research.

Lot: 807 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN INSIGNIA

WORLD WAR II GERMAN INSIGNIA Balanced collection of German insignia and medals, includes: Waffen-SS police field cap BeVo eagle, Kriegsmarine cap eagle, ribbon bar consisting of the: Honor Cross, Wehrmacht Long Service, and the West Wall, West Wall medal with ribbon, and a ribbon for the Prussian Order of the Crown medal. Five pieces, very good.

Lot: 808 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN INSIGNIA (2)

WORLD WAR II GERMAN INSIGNIA (2) Pair of German cloth breast eagles, one for the Kriegsmarine and the other for the Luftwaffe. Two pieces, fine.

Lot: 809 - WORLD WAR II GERMAN TINNIES (7)

WORLD WAR II GERMAN TINNIES (7) Nice lot of seven German tinnies of aluminum construction. Includes: rarely seen Kreistag Dortmund, Mai 1936, RAD Gau VI Mecklenburg, Reichsparteitag, Aachen, Gau region of South Westphalia, and NSDAP Gau Mecklenburg. SOLD WITH an Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 with Swords, marked on the reverse ‘H.M.' for Heinrich Muth of Hanau, lacking ribbon. Eight pieces, displaying some expected wear to the finish, else very good.

Lot: 810 - WORLD WAR II NAMED MEDAL GROUPING

WORLD WAR II NAMED MEDAL GROUPING A group of four medals awarded to James J. Shea. Includes: a World War II Good Conduct medal with ribbon; an enameled sterling silver Combat Infantry badge; a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, all named except for the Combat Infantry badge. Overall very good to fine.

Lot: 811 - WORLD WAR II PANZER ASSAULT BADGE

WORLD WAR II PANZER ASSAULT BADGE A German Panzer assault badge, 2.5 in. high, silver-plated zinc construction, makers mark on the reverse ‘HA' for the firm of ‘Hermann Aurich, Dresden'. Vertical pin and hook closure, very good condition.

Lot: 812 - WORLD WAR II PANZER SILVER ASSAULT BADGE

WORLD WAR II PANZER SILVER ASSAULT BADGE A German Panzer assault badge, 2.5 in. tall, silver-plated zinc construction with maker mark on reverse of ‘AS' within a triangle. Vertical pin and hook closure, very good.

Lot: 813 - WORLD WAR II RUSSIAN BADGES (4)

WORLD WAR II RUSSIAN BADGES (4) Lot of four Soviet World War II badges and medals. Includes: Liberation of Warsaw medal, Liberation of Prague medal, Soviet Railroad Best Worker Badge, and an Order of the Badge of Honor medal. Four pieces, very good to fine.

Lot: 814 - WORLD WAR II SAXON GLIDER KORPS PLAQUE

WORLD WAR II SAXON GLIDER KORPS PLAQUE Vehicle plaque, 2.5 x 3 in., a two-piece die struck brass and nickel construction with green enamel finish. Mounted to the vaulted plaque is the nickel constructed piece depicting a German eagle, swastika, and glider at the top, with the year 1933 on the swastika. Maker marked on the reverse by Karl Wurster of Markneukirchen. Small chip at the right edge, else fine. This plaque comes from the 1933 Deutschen Luftsportverband (DLV) air show in Saxony, to raise funds for the party and for covert recruitment of pilots for the Luftwaffe.

Lot: 815 - WORLD WAR II U.S. NAVY PILOT’S WINGS

WORLD WAR II U.S. NAVY PILOT'S WINGS Gilded World War II U.S. Navy Pilot's Wings, 3.5 in. long, with an anchor and badge at the center of the wings. Marked on the reverse ‘Vanguard N.Y.'. Minimal patina to the edges, else very good.

Lot: 816 - WORLD WAR II WAFFEN-SS POLICE SLEEVE DIAMOND

WORLD WAR II WAFFEN-SS POLICE SLEEVE DIAMOND SS Police sleeve diamond, 2.75 in. tall, embroidered logo, linen back, appears unissued.

Lot: 817 - WOUND BADGE IN SILVER (CASED)

WOUND BADGE IN SILVER (CASED) German Wound Badge in Silver, cast zinc, marked on the reverse ‘65' indicating manufacture by Klein & Quenzer of Idar-Oberstein. Presented in original box. Very good.

Lot: 818 - WOUND BADGES (3)

WOUND BADGES (3) Lot of three Wound badges, includes: Solid back Wound Badge in Gold, second pattern and unmarked. Light wear to the finish, still remaining quite bright. Die stamped brass construction with a gilt finish. The catch on the reverse has broken off, else very good; solid back Wound Badge in Silver, marked ‘30' on the reverse, indicating manufacture by the desirable maker Hauptmunzamt Wien, heavy wear to the finish; and a hollow back Wound Badge in Black, marked on the reverse ‘107', indicating manufacture by Carl Wild. In very good to fine condition.

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