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Hitler's swastika ring pocketed by an American troop expected to fetch £70,000 at auction
A rare Nazi bling-ring once owned by Adolf Hitler is going up for auction in Maryland next week and is expected to fetch at least £70,000. The 'Hitler Ring' -- made by fanatical Nazi goldsmith Karl Berthold -- is constructed of silver and was originally plated with gold, though not much is left after 75 years. On the ring is a huge swastika that is supported by other swastikas and swords. The piece is crowned by a large ruby and mounted in a silver globe which rests on an elaborate foot, also with a swastika.

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Rare personal items of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goring auctioned off in Dallas
One of the greatest Nazi Memorabilia collection ever collected is for sale. It includes rare personal items of Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring like: a large gold ring worn by Hermann Göring with his family crest; Luftwaffe emblem for the WW2 German Air Force plus the Elk's head and swastika emblem for the National Hunter's Association that Göring founded; a large marble ashtray from his palace with the same Huntsman's and Luftwaffe emblems; fabric from Karinhalle furniture; Adolf Hitler's calling card with autograph; a large tapestry from the Eagle's Nest; a WWII German field telephone made of black Bakelite from Hitler's headquarters in East Prussia...

Nazi death ring is for sale at an auction in Towcester
A death ring issued by the SS leader Heinrich Himmler is among dozens of Nazi memorabilia items that have emerged for auction at JP Humbert Auctioneers in Towcester, Northamptonshire, after a German officer's cap brought in £1,200. A number of sellers have step up with Nazi swords, daggers and flags. The latest collections will go under the hammer on October 23-24, 2008.

SS Honor Ring
The SS Honor Ring is perhaps one of the most sought after items from World War 2. It is also one of the most Copied and Faked items in the Militaria Collecting world. An original ring can bring upwards of $10,000 dollars. Each ring was individually engraved with the recipients name and date of presentation. Upon the death of the holder they were returned to Wewelsburg castle and enshrined in memory of the SS officer who had worn the ring. Rings that were recovered from individuals who had been expelled from the SS were melted down.

SS ring only give to those close to Himmler handed over to museum   (Article no longer available from the original source)
Iolo Lewis acquired the ring in the wake of the WW2. He said: "I was one of a team involved in seeking out SS personnel mingling in anonymously with ordinary German soldiers. I disarmed a man, taking his pistol, which I kept, and I also took a ring. It was what we did in those days." He later discovered that as well as having SS and Nazi engravings on the outside, ring had two names and a date on the inside: "H WAGNER.21.6.42.H.HIMMLER". The ring was only given to the elite of the SS and those close to Himmler himself. Hurst Wagner had been at the notorious Wannsee meeting. Knowing the ring's history, Mr Lewis decided the only home for it would be the museum.

Heinrich Himmler's ring part of Nazi memorabilia stolen from museum
The silver death's head ring that once belonged to the SS leader, Heinrich Himmler, has been stolen from a museum in Adolf Hitler's holiday town of Berchtesgaden. The ring is signed inside by Himmler. Also seized was a 1938 medallion commemorating Hitler's visit to the Italian dictator, Benito Mussolini. The two items are worth thousands to Nazi memorabilia collectors. The Documentation Centre has proved one of the biggest tourist draws in Bavaria since it was opened up. Last month Adolf Hitler's gold Nazi party badge was stolen from a Moscow archive.

Hermann Goering's gold ring up for auction   (Article no longer available from the original source)
A gold ring once owned by Nazi war criminal, Hermann Goering, has been put up for auction in New Zealand. The gold signet ring is covered in Nazi regalia and comes with a certificate of authenticity. It is thought the ring was made by jeweller, Professor Herbert Zeitner, in 1942. The ring was then confiscated by the US Army when Hermann Goering was surrendered in Austria in 1945.

SS-Ehrenring -- SS Honour Ring (Death's head ring)
The SS-Ehrenring, SS Honour Ring, inofficially called Totenkopfring, "Death's head ring", was an award of Heinrich Himmler's Schutzstaffel (SS). It was not a state decoration, but rather within Himmler's personal gift. The ring was initially presented to senior officers of the Old Guard who had displayed valor and leadership skill in battle. By 1939 it was available to any officer with 3 years service in the SS, and in WWII the entire SS leadership, including the Waffen-SS and Gestapo, had the ring. On October 17, 1944 production of the rings was cancelled due to the economic stress of the war. 14,500 were made altogether.

Photograph of WWII Nazi Germany SS Skull Ring
Picture of World War II Nazi Germany SS Skull Ring.