Selection of 50 (MINT & USED) Third Reich issue 'Hitler Head' postage stamps. Following the rise to power of the Nazi Party in 1933, Germany greatly increased its output of philatelic materials. Much of this increase was due to the Nazi Party’s emphasis on pro-German, pro-Nazi propaganda, and the recognition that stamps and other philatelic materials were an excellent means of spreading this propaganda.)
Inländer-Jahresjagdschein (Native Citizen Year Hunting Certificate & Hunting Ammunition Card) for year 1943/44. This photo ID is to a gentleman called ‘Hans’ and issued 19.09.1942. Measures 10.5 x 14.5 cm (closed)
Third Reich period issued Telegram from Gottingen to Bialystok dated 12th July 1942. Printed with Eagle & swastika. To the rear: 'Inliegend Telegramm! In eiligen Fällen: dringende ferngespräche' (Enclosed telegram! In urgent cases: urgent long-distance calls). Good condition and complete with insert. 'Ankomme mit im montag.. Kurt' (Arrive with me on Monday.. Kurt)
National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP) Gau (Region) Westfalen North, Ortsgruppenleiter (Local Group Leader) Otto Weddigen, Certificate to Party Member Wilhelm Requardt, for services. Dated and officially stamped 01.09.41. Item measures 29.5x21cm
Third Reich official ‘Führerschein’ (Drivers Licence). Licence number II B 420/38F. Issued in Breslau on 07.09.1938 to Erich Brückner. Complete with photograph and officially police stamped Eagle & Swastika. Item measures 15x19.5cm (open).
Original Framed Signed letter from Gauleiter Ernst Wilhelm Bohle. BERLIN Dated 8th January 1940, and sending New Year wishes to Herr Aust. It reads: “My thoughts turn of the year made me very happy. I reply your good wishes for you and your family sincerely. Heil Hitler!” On official headed paper with embossed Eagle & Swastika. Ernst Bohle was Head of the Foreign Organisation of the NSDAP from 1933-45 for party members living abroad. He was a Gauleiter in the Party and held a rank of Lieutenant General in the SS. Frame size 46 x 34cm
A small 64 page booklet called ‘Die Deutsche Arbeits Front’ (The German Workers Front) by Wesen-Ziel-Wege. Front page showing the ‘DAF’ Cogwheel and Swastika. Printed in Berlin by the ‘Die Deutsche Arbeits Front’ and dated 1943. Very clean and intact. Measures 20x15cm.
Deutsches Reich ‘Volksschule’ (Elementary School) Certificate issued on 28.03.1941 in Danzig East Prussia in the name of: Franz Rofe. Date of birth: 02.01.1927. Excellent condition and with the official Eagle & Swastika ink stamp to the bottom. 29 x 21cm.
'Der Schulungsbrief' (The Training Paper) Berlin, 1941. Titled: 'Construction and Factories of the NSDAP in the German East'. Lots of articles, photographs and artwork in this 40 page period magazine. 20.5 x 28cm.
Small booklet by the Reichsnährstand (RNST) which was a government body set up in Nazi Germany to regulate food production. The book is titled Der Bauer und dein Recht (The Farmer and your Right) and dated 1939. Has the Reichsnährstand logo on the cover, with Eagle & Swastika and the words ‘Blut und Boden’ (Blood & Soil) in its talons. Nice clean 76 page book, if you can read German.
Die Wehrmacht Magazine. Dated 23rd October 1940. Berlin Issue. Headlines read “Gegen England: Bomben ohne Zahl” (Against England: bombs without number!). 28 sided magazine with lots of articles and action pictures. Page 3 has 14cm rip (Picture with Stukas diving) but cannot be seen unless you turn the page.
Deutsches Reich ‘Volksschule’ (Elementary School) Certificate issued on 10.11.1941 in Heubude, Danzig East Prussia in the name of: Gottlieb Manske. Date of birth: 19.07.1927. Excellent condition and with the official Eagle & Swastika ink stamp to the bottom. 25.5 x 17.5cm.
Third Reich issue Cover (no letter) dated 31.01.1941 to Frau Lare Bertheim in Bregenz, Austria. Has the 1941 ‘Hitler’s Culture Fund’ 12pf + 38pf stamp. Sent by the company Eugen Stückle G.m.b.H. in Ulm. Item measures 18 x 10cm.
Third Reich D.D.A.C. (Der Deutsche Automobil-Club) Europe Road Map. Complete with D.D.A.C. Eagle & Swastika Logo. Dated 1940. Scale 1:5000000. Good condition for year and complete. Item measures 23 x 15cm. (Closed)
Technisches DDAC Jahrbuch 1934-35. Nice example of the D.D.A.C. (Der Deutsche Automobil-Club) Technical Year Book 1934-35. 167 page book full of pictures and technical info of the time. Complete and with no missing pages.
KDF (Strength through Joy). Excellent ‘Speisenfolge’ (Menu) dated 1939 and period postcard photograph from the Nazi ship ‘Der Deutsche’, one of Dr Robert Leys ‘Kraft durch Freude’ (Strength Through Joy) cruise ships. The menu measures 26x19cm (open) and has the Nazi ‘KDF’ and ‘Lloyd Bremen’ logos on the front. Inside shows the menu and days programmes on the right hand side, and the left is dated 1939 and tells you its from the cruise ship “Der Deutsche” and a happy message from the Captain C.I Stehncken and signed Heil Hitler! The original postcard shows some of the ‘guests’ aboard the ship leaving port..
Sent just before the war end. Third Reich issue Cover (no letter) Registered in 'Bensheim' and dated 31.03.1945 to Frau Else Simmer with '42pf 1944 - Hitler Head stamp’. The senders name is printed on the personal stationery envelope as ‘Angela Haberland’. Item measures 16.5 x 11cm
German wartime issue DUNKIRK edition newspaper ‘Hamburger Illustrierte’ (Hamburg Illustrated) in complete condition and dated 16th November 1940. Photograph caption reads ‘Ein “Sieger” Konzilium’ (A Winner’s Council). ‘Churchill in einer Besprechung mit dem Kommandeur der Marinestreitkrafte, Vizeadmiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, der seinerzeit den 'erfolgreichen Ruckzug' aus Dunkirchen’ (Churchill in a meeting with the Commander of the Naval Forces, Vice Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, who at that time the 'successful withdrawal' from Dunkirk). Lots of period pictures and adverts inside this 32 sided paper.
Small Wehrmacht 'Das Neue Soldaten Liederbuch' (The New Soldiers Songbook) Heft 2 (Booklet 2) with 76 pages of words and music for the German soldier. Excellent and complete condition with no rips or tears throughout. Pink covered booklet published by B. Schott's Sohne / Mainz.
‘Neues Volk’, Blätter des Rassenpolitischen Amtes der NSDAP’ (New Folk, Paper of the Racial-Political Office of the NSDAP). Dated 10th October 1939. 25 pages. Lots of photographs and adverts of the time. Front and Back covers have detached from the main section, but otherwise good readable condition.
Original ‘Bund Deutscher Mädels’ (League of German Girls) Group portrait of 23 girls at a Sportsfest event. Printed on period (and faintly stamped) ‘Agfa-Lupex’ on the rear. Print size 8.5 x 5.5cm. Captured moment in Third Reich history.
Complete example of the Wehrmacht 'Nachrichten Verbindungsdienst' Manual, which basically is an instruction book for all signals and communications used by the Wehrmacht. Very handy publication (if you can read German) and in very good condition and with no missing pages. Full of pictures, facts and circuit diagrams. Published by Verlag ‘Offene Worte’ Berlin. W35. Handy instruction for the re-enactor or collector..
DAF ‘Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront Mitgliedsbuch’ (German Workers Front Membership Book). Good condition although one staple has detached. Members name present but I cannot make it out. Dated 1936. Lots of entries and stamps dating right up to 1945.
'Photograph showing the Enamel Sign (Kindergarten der NSV) on the building, with children and carers outside The National Socialist People's Welfare (Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt) or NSVwas a social welfare organisation during the Third Reich. The NSV was established in 1931 as a local welfare organisation; on 3 May 1933, shortly after the Nazi Party took power in Weimar Germany, Hitler turned it into a party organisation of the NSDAP. Photograph printed on ‘Agfa Lupex’ paper and is 6.5x9cm. Slightly ‘thinned’ section on the rear where it was removed from the album at some point..
JB Illustrierter Beobachter (Illustrated Observer) dated April 1938. Complete condition although few dog-eared pages and small rips. An excellent 40 sided snapshot of a moment in history. Special Issue: The Lightning Fast German Air Sword! Packed full of pictures and articles. The ‘Beobachter’ was an illustrated propaganda magazine, which the German Nazi Party published. It was published from 1926 to 1945 in Munich, and edited by Hermann Esser.
Scarce Third Reich issue 14 sided newspaper called ‘Der SA-Mann’ in good readable condition. Dated Munich 8 February 1936. Lots of articles, adverts of the time and photographs. Measures 32x47cm.
Original ‘Bund Deutscher Mädel’ (League of German Girls) member portrait. Titled on the rear 'Sportsfest Arrbergen (Bremen) 1939'. Printed on period ‘Agfa-Lupex’ photographic paper 9.5x6.5cm. The ‘BDM’ was the girls' wing of the Nazi Party youth movement, the Hitler Youth. It was the only legal female youth organisation in Nazi Germany. The League consisted of two sections: the Jungmädelbund (Young Girls' League) for girls aged 10 to 14, and the League for girls aged 14 to 18.
Excellent Third Reich Official Cover (no letter) to Josef Beyrle 'Justice Inspector' in Freising. Dated 09.11.36. Franked three times with ‘Hauptstadt der Bewegung’ (Capital of the Movement) and with flanked Swastikas. Stamps are 1935 ‘Anniversary of First Hitler Putsch’ 3pf Brown & 12pf Scarlet. Item measures 11.5 x x16cm.
Deutsche Reichsbahn Personenausweis (German Railway Identity Card) to a female from the Czech Republic, then Bohemia & Moravia. Issue number L9. Dated 1943 and stamped with the Eagle & Swastika to the area of ‘Petersdorf’. Later war issued passes like this would have used the same photograph over and over on previous cards to save time and money. Unfortunately I can’t make out the name of this female. Measures 15x10.5cm
Third Reich D.D.A.C. (Der Deutsche Automobil-Club) Germany Road Map. Complete with D.D.A.C. Eagle & Swastika Logo. Dated 1939. Scale 1:1100000. Good condition for year and complete. Item measures 23 x 14cm. (Closed).
‘Small Wehrmacht 'Das Neue Soldaten Liederbuch' (The New Soldiers Songbook) Heft 3 (Booklet 3) with 63 pages of words and music for the German soldier. Excellent and complete condition with no rips or tears throughout. Orange covered booklet published by B. Schott's Sohne / Mainz.
Third Reich issued Deutsches Reich 'Bohemia & Moravia' Czech Occupation Set of 12, Mint.
(6) Feldpost (Field Post) Envelopes. All addressed to ‘Frau Gertrud Müller’ from 'Obergefreiter Karl Müller'. Serial Number 27787. All with ‘Luftfeldpost’ postage stamps and Eagle & Swastika ink stamps. No letters. Ideal items for historical research..
Official ‘Erntedankfest-Reichsbauerntag’ (Farmers Thanksgiving Day) commemorative Post Card dated/postmarked 01.10.1937 from Bückerberg. Post card addressed to Herrn Adolf Weber in Leipzig. Item measures 14.8x10.5cm.
DAF ‘Die Deutsche Arbeitsfront Mitgliedsbuch’ (German Workers Front Membership Book). All pages intact but in rough condition, and with some pages been scribbled on. Issued 1st September 1934 to a member in Hamburg.
‘Ausmusterungsschein’ (Retirement Bill) number 94/11/28 to a gentleman who was born in September 1894 in Niedersfeld on the Ruhr. Issued in Breslau by the ‘Wehrbezirkskommando’ (Military district headquarters). Dated 27th August 1943. Officially stamped by Polizei Inspektor of that district. Item top half torn but intact.
Rhein Front. Dated 11.08.1940. ‘Amtsblatt Des Gaues Saarpfalz der NSDAP’ (Official NSDAP Newspaper of the Region). Large 10 sided newspaper. Headline reads ‘Adolf Hitler an Bürckel’ (Adolf Hitler in Bürckel). ‘Brief des Fuhrers’ (Letter from the Führer). Measures 36 x 54cm.
Heiratsregister (Marriage Certificate) from the town of 'Gotha' dated May 1937, to Hermann Paul Scheffner, Polizeiwachtmeister (Police Sargent), to Gertrud Charlotte. Officially stamped by the 'Polizeidirektor' (The Superintendent) of the town of Gotha