German Medals & Militaria
SS 1933 Dagger | Bertram Reinh, Solingen | Rare.
SS artefacts and Third Reich signatures are key themes for 2017
SS artefacts and Third Reich Signatures were strong collecting themes thoughout 2016. Since the popularity for both themes appears set to continue throughout 2017 and beyond, this month, we've launched a new category dedicated to collecting Third Reich Signatures, and focused our Highlight choices accordingly.
The Historical Signatures category showcases a great selection of notable, Third Reich personalities including Hitler, Göring, Speer, Himmler, Kaltenbrunner, Blomberg, and others. Third Reich personality signature prices range from a few hundred - to several thousand pounds, so it's possible to start collecting with a relatively modest budget.
The three artefacts selected for our Highlights Page include a rare, 1933 pattern SS dagger made by Bertram Reinh Company, a 'Double Erel' SS-Polizei Leader's visor cap, plus a unique citation given to SS-Standartenführer Von Nordeck by the staff of SS-Motorstandarte '1' München; all three pieces meet our Museum-Quality Standard.
The 1933 pattern SS dagger retains both its vertical hanging assembly, and shows the original owner's SS membership number to the lower cross-guard. Fresh-to-market with an unresearched membership number, rare -and coveted maker, the SS dagger has all the attributes of a, 'must-have' piece.
The 'Double-Erel,' SS-Polizei Leader's visor cap also ticks all the 'must-have' boxes: great maker, superior quality-condition, desireable 'high frontage,' and original [SS] owner initials [to the celluloid panel].
Citations are rarely credited with so many [relevant] signatures. The citation given to SS-Standartenführer Von Nordeck by the staff of SS-Motorstandarte '1' München includes 23 ink signatures. Each signature represents the hand of one [of 23] Staff Officers assigned to SS-Motorstandarte '1.' A unique piece appealing equally to SS - and signature collectors.