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SS dagger belonging to Hitler's personal chauffeur goes on sale for 5,000
A dagger belonging to Adolf Hitler's personal chauffeur who burned his and Eva Braun's bodies after they committed suicide has emerged for sale for £5,000. SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Erich Kempka started driving the dictator from 1936 until the end of the Second World War. There are numerous photos of him behind the wheel of a Mercedes driving Hitler at parades, including at the infamous 1938 Nuremberg rally where he can be seen propping up the Fuhrer as he waves to crowds. The 13-inch dagger, which is engraved with the driver's initials and those of Hitler's personal bodyguard regiment, is being sold by a European private collector at C&T auctions in Ashford, Kent.
Treasure Hunters Roadshow bags a Nazi flag for $100 and two Nazi daggers for $175 each
Steven Halstead - a collector of memorabilia and militaria - sold a Nazi flag for $100 and two Nazi daggers for $175 each to the Treasure Hunters Roadshow during its stop in Franklin. "I don't need two flags and 17 daggers," he explained. Field buyers like Shawn Robinson and Mike Kirchgesner research the value of items based on the current market, Internet and collector values. "With common items, we can come back quickly with a value. I'm sending a picture of a German flag to our researchers to see what kind of value is on it," Kirchgesner said, referring to Halstead's Nazi flag.
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Rare mint condition SA dagger - in its original packaging - purchased by American Rare Collectibles Association
Rarely does a mint condition dagger show up in its original packaging, particularly a rare German WW2 SA dagger. The miracle that it is in such good condition means it will sell for 3-4 times the usual price of a German WW2 dagger. American Rare Collectibles Association, always looking for authentic militaria and memorabilia, did not pass up the opportunity to purchase it.
But how could there be a German WW2 dagger in its original packaging? During the Second World War a group of U.S. Army soldiers seized German supplies, including brand-new daggers. One of GIs was seller's father, Robert Vieregge, who was wise enough to avoid actually using his souvenir.
Should I polish my German Luftwaffe dagger -- How to preserve WWII militaria
(Question) I have a German Luftwaffe dagger with its scabbard that my dad brought home from WWII. I want to put it in a presentation case. I don't think it has been polished since the war and would look more impressive if it were polished. Will it hurt the value? --- (Answer) This particular Nazi dagger, one of two models, was first issued in 1934 to Luftwaffe officers for parade and ceremonial purposes. One in good condition is worth up to $900. To clean or not to clean? I'm not sure there's a clear-cut answer. Many prefer not to touch a good-quality antique, but instead leave it with its original, aged patina.
A collection of Nazi daggers for sale at auction in Clevedon
An interesting collection of World War II militaria will be auctioned off at Clevedon Salerooms on September 10th. "A particularly interesting militaria section has created global interest and includes what has been described by Collectors as one of the finest private collections of German daggers to come on the market in the last decade. Online bidders are expected to secure many of the finest pieces bidding from the comfort of their home, bunker or perhaps tanks," joked auctioneer Toby Pinn. Other noteworthy WW2 militaria collectibles include an RAF uniform and a cockpit clock from a Lancaster believed to have taken part in the Dam Busting Raids.
Nazi dagger sells for $9000 at an antique, collectable and military auction in Dunedin
Military collectables continue to attract strong interest and were holding their prices well in spite of the recession, with a Dunedin collector paying $9000 for a SS dagger which once belonged to a Nazi officer. The German SS officer's chained dagger attracted several collectors - and the highest price at an antique, collectable and military auction held at Forno's Auctioneers. The auction also included a Hitler Youth dagger, German peaked hats, a Luftwaffe belt buckle, and swastika cufflinks.
History Detectives: The case of the Benito Mussolini's dagger
Benito Mussolini's dagger was at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum recently. But was it really the dagger of the Italian fascist leader? That's the historical mystery the tv show History Detectives was exploring. The dagger is owned by Jerry Steichen, who got it from his uncle, Clarence Farber. Farber was in the U.S. Army assigned to worked in military government. He was tasked to set up police forces in Italy, and later sent to Milan to clean out Mussolini's flat, where he discovered his dagger and took it as a WW2 souvenir. The dagger has the symbols of Italian Fascism, and there's an "M" engraved on the belt clip (taken with the dagger).
World War II Nazi SA dagger by Edward Wusthof for sale
Liveauctioneers website is auctioning off WWII Nazi SA dagger by Edward Wusthof. 8 3/4" double sided blade is engraved "Ulles fur Deutfchland" and early style oval mark "Ed Wusthof Solingen", wood grip with insignia and roundel and brown anodized scabbard with solid nickel fittings.
For sale: Benito Mussolini's 14-inch-long black and silver dagger with 2 eagle symbols (Article no longer available from the original source)
Jerry Steichen says the time is right to auction off an old knife that has been in his family long enough. But this isn't just any knife: It's a personalized dagger of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. The 14-inch-long black and silver dagger, which has two eagle symbols carved on it, is covered with a sheath that includes the letter M in gold. It was given by the Italians to Clarence Farber, Steichen's uncle who was in charge of the military police in Italy near the war's end. "It's a piece of history, so it shouldn't be locked up in a safety deposit box."
Photo collection of SS Daggers, Nazi Flags and other German militaria
Collection of World War II memorabilia photographs (86 images), including SS daggers, Hitler Youth german helmets, nazi swastika flags and various firearms.
Senior killed over ceremonial Nazi daggers
Elderly great-grandmother Ann Zeidenberg was murdered and set ablaze by a man who came to grab ceremonial Nazi daggers. Richard MacKenzie stole one ceremonial Nazi dagger when he had done some plumbing work at her home earlier. The accused sold the dagger and had a ready buyer for more. MacKenzie told others he wanted to take the other daggers. Zeidenberg's family was disposing of the World War II militaria and memorabilia in a way that these items wouldn't end up in inappropriate people's hands.
Newbury Nazi auction: SS uniform, Nazi daggers and officers swords (Article no longer available from the original source)
A collection of Nazi memorabilia is going under the hammer at Donnington auction house Dreweatt Neate. The firm said it expected militaria collectors to approach the auction, which could attract worldwide interest. Bruce Cairnduff: "If we have upset some people we apologise. But if you are offended, then do not attend the auction. With WWII still relatively fresh in our minds, collectors approach items from the German Third Reich with slightly more trepidation." Nazi militaria include an SS officer's uniform and a formal silver service designed and manufactured for Adolf Hitler's personal use.
Nazi dagger stolen from museum - Handle: an eagle clasping a swastika
Police are tracking raiders who stole a Nazi dagger from a Teesside museum. The weapon was taken from the Preston Hall Museum in Eaglescliffe and is the latest in a series of thefts. The value of the dagger, which has a handle with an eagle clasping a swastika, has not been disclosed. The dagger was taken from a display cabinet in the museum's military wing.
Nazi dagger sale angers Jewish council
The sale of two Nazi daggers at an auction in Christchurch has angered the New Zealand Jewish Council. Watson's Specialist Auctions has the two knives, which are embossed with swastikas. Auctioneer Barry Watson says the daggers are historcially significant and are works of art. But the head of the Council Stephen Goodman says the sale of Nazi memorabilia is an insult to Holocaust survivors and their families and should be outlawed. Goodman says auction houses need to make their own moral decision whether to sell the memorabilia and says he supports Trade Me's move to ban Nazi items from its website.
Nazi militaria and relics: repugnant or historic? (Article no longer available from the original source)
Nazi memorabilia are becoming more accessible because World War II veterans and others who lived in the era are dying, leaving the artifacts behind, experts said. The market is so lucrative, counterfeiters are forging copies. From secret police squad helmets to Hitler Youth daggers, the market for such German WWII militaria is in high demand. Restrictions on how much of it can be sold overseas and via online auction house eBay mean sellers must rely on traditional swap meets and curio shops.