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All artifacts in the section are from the Gettysburg Museum of History’s collection/archives. Everything is 100% authentic we carry only authentic artifacts in this section. All have been authenticated by The Gettysburg Museum of History. We offer museum documentation on all artifacts and relics sold by us. You will receive a document verifying the items authenticity. All money raised by the sale of artifacts helps to maintain the Gettysburg Museum of History. When you buy from us you are buying from one of the most trusted names in Historic artifacts.

  • A Collection Of 6 WWII Era German Stick Pins Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD A Collection Of 6 WWII Era German Stick Pins Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified.  A nice small assortment of German stick pin badges (some scarce) typical U.S. Veteran bring backs. An instant collection. Great for beginner collectors or advanced. In good condition  one has the pin broken. A very reasonable price.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD A Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A nice small assortment of German badges (some scarce) typical U.S. Veteran bring backs. An instant collection. Great for beginner collectors or advanced. In good condition Some have missing pins and condition issues. A very reasonable price.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German Red Cross Hewer (Dagger) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD   Original WWII German Red Cross Hewer (Dagger) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The DRK, "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz" (German Red Cross), a voluntary civil assistance organization originally instituted in 1864, was officially acknowledged by the Geneva Convention in 1929, and in December of 1937 it was legally recognized by the NSDAP, becoming controlled by them a year later under the auspices of the Ministry of the Interior’s Social Welfare Organization. Due to its non-combatant status, it had to conform to the international Geneva Convention, which directed that its members not carry any weapons, including edged weapons. As a result, the DRK Subordinate’s hewer, introduced in 1938, was designed with a squared tip to preclude its classification as a weapon, allowing its wear in the field. It was worn by the ranks of "DRK-Anwärter" to "DRK-Haupthelfer". The hewer features a roughly, 10 1/2", (26.6 cm), long, broad, squared, blunt tipped, nickel/silver plated, drop forged, steel construction blade with deep, wide, fullers, a staggered, saw-toothed, edge, a large, flat, ricasso and a full length, including the hilt, of roughly, 15 5/8", (39.6 cm). The blade has some condition issues including the veteran who brought it home (not knowing it was not suppose to have a point made a point)!.  The cast alloy construction, cross guard, languets, and pommel all have a matte, nickel/silver plated finish (some loss). The obverse, vertically oval, languet has a raised, smooth, outer edge encompassing an embossed second pattern, (Circa 1938-1945), DRK style national eagle with down-swept wings, a highly embossed swastika to it’s breast, and a traditional Greek style cross in it’s talons, on a slightly recessed, pebbled, field.  The reverse, vertically oval, languet also has the raised, smooth, outer edge encompassing a slightly recessed, smooth field. The short, horizontally extended, cross guard features two, evenly spaced, deeply recessed, horizontal, lines near both the top and bottom edges. The unique shaped, horizontally oval, integral, plain pommel is intact. The hewer has molded, black, bakelite grips held in place by two, countersunk screws. The obverse grip features a repeating, diamond grooved pattern and the reverse grip is plain. The hewer comes with it’s original, black painted (has been period re- painted), magnetic sheet metal scabbard with matte, nickel/silver plated top and bottom fittings. Both the top and bottom fittings are secured to the scabbard by two, small, dome headed screws. Also looks like the Veteran had some sort of tag on the scabbard. Maker marked. Overall this is an entry level Red Cross Hewer with some condition issues but lots of character. We have priced this one accordingly. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Historic!

  • Original WWII German NSDAP (Nazi) Party Political Leader Ortsgruppe Level Collar Tab Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German NSDAP (Nazi) Party Political Leader Ortsgruppe Level Collar Tab Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A "Ortsgruppe" (Polical-leader) collar tab, as indicated by the chocolate brown color of its 70mm tall and 50mm wide velvet parallelogram, as well as by the blue piping which surrounds it. It is the fourth pattern, as worn between 1939-45, featuring a gilt-washed alloy national eagle, clutching a wreathed, static swastika in its talons. Four gilt-washed alloy "pips," each of which have small eagles surmounting static swastikas embossed to their centers. These indicated the rank of a "Gemeinschaftleiter" (Community-leader). In good U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Scarce!

  • Original WWII German Clasp To The Iron Cross 2nd Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD   Original WWII German Clasp To The Iron Cross 2nd Class Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. On September 1ST 1939 Hitler once more reinstituted the Iron Cross series of awards in the First and Second Classes and established the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and two new Spangen, (Bars), for the first and second class awards to be bestowed to recipients of the 1939 Iron Cross who had also been awarded a first or second class 1914 Iron Cross during WWI. Originally the first pattern of this award had slightly scalloped tips to the ends of the date bar which was soon replaced with the second pattern award with diagonally angled ends. Recipients of an Iron Cross Bar were permitted, with the proper documentation, to privately purchase a jeweler’s copy of the award, at their own expense, if so desired. Due to the prestige of the award personnel who could afford it would opt to buy a jeweler’s copy for everyday wear with the actual award being put away for safe keeping. Nicely detailed, second pattern, die struck alloy construction award with a polished nickel/silver plated finish. The award is in the form of a national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching an oak-leaf wreath which encompasses a canted swastika above a horizontal, trapezoidal, date bar with diagonally angled ends, and embossed institution date, "1939". The award shows nice detailing including feathering to the eagles wings and a subtly textured background field to the swastika and the date bar. The plain reverse has all but one of its original four, horizontal, soldered attachment prongs intact. U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Outstanding WWII Original German Army (Heer) Combat Belt Buckle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $125.00
    Very Early 1930's Original German Army (Heer) Combat Belt Buckle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A new pattern EM/NCO’s belt buckle was officially introduced to replace the previously worn Weimar era Reichsheer buckle. The basic design of the Reichsheer buckle was retained with the addition of the new Wehrmacht style national eagle. This pattern buckle was worn through-out the Third Reich period with minor manufacturing variations and different colored finishes. The colored finish was determined by regulations depending on what form of uniform it was to be worn with. 1940 pattern, field-grey painted, die stamped steel construction, combat box buckle features a smooth outer field with a high relief, embossed Wehrmacht, (Armed Forces), style eagle with down swept wings, clutching a canted swastika in it’s talons, to the slightly domed center, encompassed by an oak-leaf cluster to the bottom and script, "Gott Mit Uns", (God With Us), to the top. The oak-leaf cluster and script are on a ribbed background and are encircled by both an inner and outer simulated twisted rope border. The reverse of the buckle is a mirror image of the obverse and the brazed, buckle catch, prong bar and prongs are all intact. U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • The Best Adolf Hitler Hand Signed Autographed Photo (By Hoffman) We Ever Had Certified By The Gettysburg Museum And 3rd Party COA

    SOLD The Best Adolf Hitler Hand Signed Autographed Photo (By Hoffman) We Ever Had Certified By the Gettysburg Museum Of History And 3rd Party COA By Andre Husken. You wanted the best we give you the best! This is one of the best Hitler hand signed autographed photos we ever had. The photo is a stunning rich contrast early portrait photo by Hitler's personal photographer Heinrich Hoffman. It shows Hitler in his Brown Shirt uniform before his rise to power (pre-Chancellor). Hitler has an earlier style SA uniform and brown corduroy pants. This photo dates circa 1929 after the Putsch and jail sentence but before the Chancellorship. The autograph was signed in black fountain ink and it is bold, dark, and contrasts very well. There is no toning at all, it remains almost as rich and dark as the day Hitler signed it!  We would rate this autograph as a 10 out of 10! It simply does not get any better!  This autographed photo comes with a 3rd party authentication document from Germany’s leading forensic expert on Adolf Hitler’s autograph Andre Husken (see photos). When it comes to photo contrast and quality of the signature this rates about a 10 out of 10. It is truly outstanding in every way. An investment grade autograph that will surely continue to go up in value. Excellent  Hitler photos are rare and very desirable. When it come to conductibility this example is as good as it gets.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic hand signed in fountain pen ink (autographed) by Adolf Hitler.  Original period images of Hitler are rare, most were destroyed at the end of WWII. A very collectible size  in excellent condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History plus 3rd party COA. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE! Don’t miss this one!

  • Original Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD A Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A nice small assortment of German badges (some scarce) typical U.S. Veteran bring backs. An instant collection. Great for beginner collectors or advanced. In good condition Some have missing pins and condition issues. A very reasonable price.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German BAHNHOFSWACHE Railway Station Guards Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German BAHNHOFSWACHE Railway Station Guards Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Yellow rayon construction with "Bahnhofswache" machine woven in black. Extremely rare! Woven lettering. Excellent condition. Nice untouched Veteran bring back armband  very rare. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don't miss this one!

  • Outstanding Original WWII German Army And SS Infantry Assault Badge In Silver Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German Infantry Assault Badge In Silver Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Infantry Assault Badge in silver was introduced on December 20TH 1939 by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch, for award to Officers, and EM/NCO's of non-motorized, Infantry and Mountain Infantry units. Including the Waffen SS. Criteria for the award varied. Die struck, solid backed, zinc construction badge with a silver washed finish features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, clutching a canted swastika in its talons, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a cut-out, bolt action, rifle with a fixed bayonet and a sling. The solid reverse has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin, round, vertical, pin and a soldered catch on an oval base plate all intact.  Good condition some slight loss to the silver finish.  100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. One of the classic Third Reich combat awards. Brought home by a U.S. Veteran of the 3rd Division (pictured with shoulder patch) as a trophy of war.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Outstanding nice example!

  • Original WWII German Army Officer’s Dagger Rare Maker Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD   Original WWII German Army Officer's Dagger Rare Maker Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. The dagger features a drop forged steel, nickel/silver plated, stiletto style blade with a flat central ridge. The blade is overall still quite clean and bright with most of the original cross-graining still visible. The reverse ricasso is well marked with deeply acid etched manufacturers logo and script. The logo consists of a likeness of the helmet and sword and the name  P.D. Luneschloss Solingen. This is a VERY RARE maker! The leather washer is still intact. The dagger has a cast alloy, nickel/silver plated, cross guard, ferrule, and pommel. The obverse cross guard features the embossed army eagle with outstretched wings and a plain reverse. The ferrule and pommel both feature embossed repeating oak-leaf patterns. The dagger has a molded, white  celluloid grip with the correct diagonally angled ribbing. The dagger comes with its original magnetic, sheet metal, nickel/silver plated scabbard with a random pebbled pattern to both the obverse and reverse and smooth side panels. The scabbard bands feature a repeating, embossed oak-leaf pattern. The top scabbard band is missing. Domed headed throat retaining screw is intact. Nice untouched Veteran bring back dagger from a very rare maker. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don't miss this one!

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    Very Nice Original Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $129.00
    A Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A nice small assortment of German badges (some scarce) typical U.S. Veteran bring backs. An instant collection. Great for beginner collectors or advanced. In good condition Some have missing pins and condition issues. A very reasonable price.  The retail value of this collection if in perfect condition would be about $400.00! Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Large Original WWII Era German NSDAP Nazi Flag Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $315.00
    Original  WWII Era German  Nazi Party Flag Certified. A standard  large Cloth  banner  type flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  In  good condition double sided  35"/56"! standard cotton bunting style material with separate sewn white disk and screened swastika. We placed a helmet on the flag for size reference.   A fantastic piece of WWII history . Has 4 tie ropes for attaching to a pole or building (see photos) in good condition with Very minor storage wear and a few very minor scuffs some fading on one side but bright red colors (see photos) on the other side otherwise good!  This flag is  A good quality version and one of the better large sizes for the most  discriminating and cultivated collector. Even with the minor condition issues it  Overall a very collectible flag with lots of history Nice period used flag captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable size  in good condition an outstanding  example. Don't miss this one!  Scarce in this size. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers, Don't miss it!

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    Original WWII German “DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT” Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $139.00
    Original WWII German "DEUTSCHER VOLKSSTURM WEHRMACHT" Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Volkssturm, (People’s Militia), was raised by decree on September 25TH 1944 to act as a local defensive militia and consisted of all "able-bodied" men between the ages of sixteen and sixty years old, who were not in the military. The Volkssturm personnel generally consisted of those too young, too old or unfit for military service. heavy weight, wool blend construction, official pattern armband with a multi-colored, printed design featuring horizontal, red bordered, top and bottom edges and a black/white/black center stripe. The armband has white printed Latin script, "Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht", (German People’s Militia Armed Forces), in two lines, to the front center which is flanked by a white national eagle, with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika to either side. Nice example issued with expected used U.S. Veteran bring-back condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Adolf Hitler’s Personal Formal Pattern Large Silver Spoon Captured From The Eagle’s Nest By A 101st Airborne Soldier Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD   Hitler's Personal Formal Pattern Silver Large  Spoon Captured From The Eagle's Nest By A 101st Airborne Soldier.  A silver spoon with Adolf Hitler’s personal eagle and “AH” monogram with “Greek Key” edge pattern. Used for formal lunches and dinners at The Eagle’s Nest, the Berghof, and the  Reich Chancellery. This is the pattern Hitler used for formal state dinners. This pattern was also found at the Brown House in Munich. This fork has all the proper hallmarks (see  photos) made of .800 solid silver. 8" inches long (nice large piece). In very good condition (see photos). This piece is well documented as coming from The Eagle's Nest (Kehlstein Monuntain) near Berchtesgarden in Germany. It was "Liberated"  by PFC Clarence L. Overman of the 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the  101st Airborne as a trophy of war. PFC Overman was one of the first men to make the trek up to the Eagles's Nest on May 5th 1945. He and several other men went into the Eagle's Nest and found a very large group of Hitler's silver, it was divided up by the Paratroopers by "rolling dice" to "pick pieces" according to Overman's account. He later mailed his share home. In 1947 he wrote to his former commander Colonel Robert F. Sink about the legality of taking Hitler's silver as a war trophy and Sink could not provide a clear answer (see photo of Sink's letter). Also see photos of Overman including a photo of Overman in May 1945 at Hitler's Berghof.   100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. Offering for one formal Hitler fork as pictured. An amazing historical artifact from the 20th century’s most infamous person.  Hitler items always sell very fast when we get them. Don’t miss your chance to own a real museum authenticated Hitler piece with U.S. Veteran provenance and coming from the legendary "Eagle's Nest"  taken by a 101st Airborne Paratrooper! The formal pattern is the most ornate and desirable pattern of all the Hitler silver and they are getting very difficult for us to find. Hitler personal items are a great investment item and the prices keep going up and investment potential endless.  See our other pieces on our web site. Outstanding large piece!

  • Original WWII Nazi German Muti-Piece Construction Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD   Original WWII   Deluxe Nazi German Multi-Piece Construction  Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. A U.S. vet bring back in very godd condition. Some light wear storage wear  otherwise good condition (see photos).  Deluxe version of the Nazi  Arm Band.  The most recognizable pieces of insignia associated with the Nazi regime is the swastika armband. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning "well being"), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  A  high quality cotton blend cloth materiel. approximately 9cm diameter  cloth blend white disk, and high quality bevo woven swastika. A nice high quality example.   A very good earlier example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Do Not Miss This ONE!

  • Original WWII German 1939 Wound Badge In Black Awarded For Wounds In Combat With Original Issue Envelope Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII German 1939 Black Wound Badge Awarded For Wounds In Combat. This German award is similar to the U.S. Purple Heart and was awarded to all German Military branches (see photos) 1939 pattern, die stamped, magnetic sheet metal construction, hollow backed badge with a black wash. The badge is in the form of an embossed, vertically oval, laurel leaf wreath encompassing an embossed profile of an M35 pattern helmet with a high relief, canted, swastika to the center, superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base field. The reverse of the badge is a mirror image of the obverse and has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin, round, vertical pin and a heavy, soldered catch all intact. Come with it's original issue envelope in good condition with minor storage wear to the medal and envelope. Offering is for one (1) medal with envelope.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.  Please see our other items including other wound badges. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original Very Rare WWII Era German NSDAP (Nazi Party) Pennant Style Banner Flag With Wood Pole Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD     Original WWII Era German Nazi Party  Flag Pennant Banner With Original Wood Pole Certified. A standard  pennant type flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  In very good condition double sided (mirror image on one side) about 8"/24" cotton blend style material with  white disk and screened swastika.  Has the original 18" wood pole with metal tip and metal socket to attach to window sill. This type was used to attach to second floor windows on buildings. Flags with original poles are VERY RARE! Most were torn for the pole.  A fantastic piece of WWII history.  With  very minor storage wear, otherwise good.  Even with the  condition issues it’s  Overall a very collectible flag with lots of history Nice period used flag captured by a U.S. 3rd Infantry Division  Veteran and brought home as a war trophy.  Nice used example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very collectible size  in good used condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Rare! Don't miss this!

  • Original WWII German War Merit Cross With Swords 2nd Class With Ribbon And Original Issue Envelope Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD The War Merit Cross was instituted on October 18TH 1939, in two classes with both classes issued, with and without swords, for award to military personnel and civilians, including females and foreigners, for exemplary service and/or bravery in Germany’s war effort. Die struck metal alloy service award with a silver wash is in the form of a Maltese style cross with a circular centerpiece with an embossed, canted, swastika encircled by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath to the obverse. The swords, indicating bravery, emanated upward, between the arms of the cross. The reverse centerpiece has the embossed date,"1939", which is also encompassed by a nicely detailed oak-leaf wreath. The background field of both the obverse and reverse centerpieces is smooth while the arms of the cross have a pebbled background field with raised, smooth, outer edges. The medal loop and ribbon suspension ring are both intact. The award comes complete with a piece of original ribbed rayon ribbon and it's original issue envelope.  In very good condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) war service cross with swords  with ribbon and envelope.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) M-35 Sports Shirt Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) M-35 Sports Shirt Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Physical fitness of its personnel was a prime concern of the German Wehrmacht, (Armed Forces), and each new recruit was issued a specific sport uniform that consisted of a white pullover "tank top" style shirt, navy blue shorts, black or green swim trunks and athletic shoes. Additional sports wear was optional. The Luftwaffe pattern national eagle was originally introduced for wear by Fliegerschaft personnel on August 18TH 1934, and adopted for wear by the Luftwaffe on March 1ST 1935. The first pattern national eagle was utilized until a modified second pattern eagle was introduced in late 1936 or early 1937. The sports shirt eagle was introduced on July 4TH 1935 to be worn on the front center of the sports shirt. Of Note: NCO ranks were identified by the addition of a black stripe around the neck of the sports shirt. The insignia consists of a roughly, 14cm, 28cm wide, woven, white, rayon, inverted triangular base with a black, machine woven, second pattern, (circa 1936/1937-1945), Luftwaffe eagle, with out-stretched wings to the center. The eagles wingspan is roughly, 22.5cm wide from tip to tip. Typical storage wear, good condition.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German NSDAP (Nazi) Party Leader’s ORTSGRUPPE LEVEL, GROUP LEADER’S Arm Band Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $329.00
    Original WWII German NSDAP (Nazi) Party Leader's ORTSGRUPPE LEVEL, GROUP LEADER'S Arm Band Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The NSDAP had utilized the basic identifying swastika armbands as early as 1922 to be worn by party members at all rallies or political functions. Shortly afterwards, (circa 1923), Political Leader’s began wearing a new pattern armband with additional stripes that indicated functional positions within the party. In 1939 a second pattern of Political Leader’s armbands were introduced which denoted administrative or operational functions and level of government. Nice quality, multi-piece wool Velvet and rayon construction Ortsgruppe level, operational armband. Armband features a heavy red wool base with central, white, ribbed rayon circular field with canted, machine woven swastika to center. Both the white circular field and the swastika are bordered in gilt/gold (high quality) bullion  threads and swastika has a gold colored metal political style rank pip to center. The armband has a central, machine woven, horizontal strip of repeating gold gilt celleon oak-leaves, with dual gilt wire piping borders to both top and bottom edges. Top and bottom of armband is bordered in light blue rayon piping with a secondary gold gilt wire piping. The armband represents an Ortsgruppenleiter (Local group leader), and was the highest rank at the Ortsgruppe level. Has some mothing (as many of these do) otherwise good condition. Priced accordingly for the condition. Brought home by a U.S. 3rd Infantry Division solider (see photo) of Veteran. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Nice  example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Rare Original WWII German Luftwaffe AIR GUNNER’S/FLIGHT ENGINEER’S BADGE Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $495.00
    Rare Original WWII German Luftwaffe AIR GUNNER'S/FLIGHT ENGINEER'S BADGE Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Air Gunner’s/Flight Engineer’s qualification badge was introduced by order of Hermann Göring on June 1942 for award to air gunners, flight engineers, and flight meteorologists who had met the required criteria. The Air Gunner’s/Flight Engineer’s badge was awarded on an individual basis to qualified personnel and as with other flyer’s specialty badges a cloth version of the badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCO’s and a hand embroidered pattern for Officer’s. The Air Gunner’s/Flight Engineer’s qualification badge followed the same pattern of the earlier introduced, (March 26TH 1936), Wireless Operators/Air Gunners badge with the exclusion of the lightning bolts. Two piece, die struck alloy construction badge. The badge is in the form of a nicely convexed, vertically oval, wreath with laurel leaves to the left side and oak-leaves to the right side and a canted swastika superimposed to the bottom center. Mounted on the wreath is a highly vaunted, stylized eagle in flight. The eagle is secured to the wreath by two rivets which are visible on the reverse. The eagles wing tips extend just beyond the outer edge of the wreath. The badge shows nice quality detailing including a cut-out to the top arm of the swastika, intricate feathering to the wings and high relief details to the wreath. Lightening bolts (blitzbundel) have been filed off indicating a conversion from a Wireless Operator’s badge. Complete with original hinge, pin and catch assembly. The reverse of the eagle is well marked with the impressed manufacturers initials, "B&N L", indicating manufacture by Berg & Nolte of Lüdenscheid".  Excellent condition. Brought home by a U.S. 3rd Infantry Division solider (see photo) of Veteran. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Nice  example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Scarce Early Left Facing WWII German Hat Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Scarce Early Left Facing WWII German Hat Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified . Visor caps were a standard item for all personnel during the Third Reich period and regulations dictated the form of dress they were to be worn with based on the individuals rank. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the army’s Kleiderkasse, (Clothing Account), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase visor caps of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their caps from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored caps although the price may have been restrictive. Originally the insignia worn on the visor cap consisted of the Weimar Reichsheer pattern oak-leaf wreath and cockade until March 14TH 1933 when the Reichswehr’s oval black, red and gold cockade was replaced with a circular cockade in black, white, and red. First pattern (Scarce left facing eagle) zinc construction national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in its talons. All of the original attachment prongs are intact. Brought home by a U.S. 3rd Infantry Division solider (see photo) of Veteran. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Nice used example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.  

  • Outstanding Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) Dagger With Scabbard And Hangers Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD     Outstanding Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Airforce) Dagger Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Roughly, 29cm long, bright, nickel/silver plated, double edged, drop forged steel, stiletto style blade with a flat central plane. Well marked with acid etched manufacturers logo, name and location. The logo consists of a vertically oval cartouche with the manufacturers name and location, "E. & F. Hörster & Company, Solingen ", encompassing stylized initials. The leather washer is still intact. The dagger has a well defined, nicely detailed, cast, aluminum crossguard, ferrule and pommel. The crossguard features a stylized national eagle with down-swept wings clutching a swastika to the obverse with a random pebbled field to the reverse. The top edge of the crossguard has an ornate embossed oak-leaf pattern. The cast ferrule has a repeating, embossed oak-leaf pattern. The orb shaped pommel features an embossed oak-leaf pattern encompassing a dual encircled, canted, embossed swastika on a pebbled field background to both the obverse and the reverse. The dagger has a molded, yellow, bakelite grip with the correct, fine, twisted silver/aluminum wire wrap inset into the diagonally angled grooves. The grip is in overall good condition with no chips or cracks slight movement on grip but ball is tight. The scabbard has an ornate, embossed, oak-leaf pattern to both the obverse and reverse of the bottom tip. The scabbard also has sweated on, alloy hanger suspension bands with an ornate, embossed, repeating oak-leaf pattern very slight ding in the scabbard (see photos). The hanger suspension rings are both intact. The scabbards top throat has its retaining screw intact. Also included are a set of excellent original dagger hangers in very good condition (see photos) .  Shows the expected age, overall very nice condition. Overall a clean honest U.S. Veteran bring-back Luftwaffe dagger In typical U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Very Nice example, good maker, don't miss it! One of the better ones we had in a while, investment grade.

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    Outstanding WWII German Army Single Decal M-40 Combat Helmet Brought Home By A U.S. 3rd I.D. Veteran Certified

    $1,149.00
    OUTSTANDING ! WWII German Army  Single Decal M-40 Combat Helmet Certified. The stamped, sheet steel construction helmet retains about most of its rough texture field-grey paint. The left side of the helmet has a Wehrmacht eagle shield decal which is retained about 99%. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. The interior of the helmet has a M31 leather liner with all eight fingers. Original tie-string. This liner is  in absolutely OUTSTANDING condition!  The interior reverse neck guard apron is lot number stamped, "295", and the interior left side apron is stamped with the manufacturers code and size, "Q 64",  manufacture by F.W. Quist, G.m.b.H. Esslingen, size 64. Original uncut chinstrap is intact with manufacture stamp (see photos).  VERY RARE! . An outstanding WWII U.S. Veteran bring back helmet. The U.S. Veteran who brought this home was a 3rd Infantry division solider (see his photo) EXCELLENT  condition with some wear and storage age  and expected issues.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our  other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. This one of the BEST CONDITION HELMETS WE EVER HAD! Do Not Miss This One!

  • Outstanding Original WWII Era German NSDAP Nazi Podium Flag Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD   Original WWII Era German  Nazi Party Podium Flag Certified. A standard Podium Cloth  banner  type flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  In  good condition single sided about  23'"/31" standard cotton bunting style material with separate sewn white disk and screened black swastika With white cloth stripe and high quality white decorative fringe  at bottom. A fantastic piece of WWII history .  Very minor storage wear (see photos) a few minor soiling spots (see photos). This flag is  a medium and more   displayable size for the most  discriminating and cultivated collector. A very collectible flag.  Nice period used flag captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Good condition used example showing some of the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Don't miss this one!  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don't miss it!

  • Original WWII German SA MILITARY DEFENSE/TEAM SPORTS ARMBAND With RZM Tag Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    OLD   Original WWII German SA MILITARY DEFENSE/TEAM SPORTS ARMBAND With RZM. The "SA -Wehrmannschaft" (SA -Military-defense-training-groups) were formed in January 1939 as a response to Hitler's decree for the SA to provide pre- and post-military defense training to all civilian males aged from 18 to 65 years old. Effectively a Home Guard comprised of those deemed unfit for regular military service due to age or partial infirmity, they wore a distinctive armband which incorporated the "SA -Wehrabzeichen" (SA Sports-badge) which, after July 1942, was restricted to wear on civilian clothing. The approximately 10cm x 45cm red cotton armband has a 9cm diameter white field sewn to it, upon which is the SA sports badge machine woven in copper-colored threads. The SA sports badge is in the form of an upright short sword against a mobile swastika surrounded by an oak leaf wreath. The armband's vertical seam is to the reverse. Has the original paper RZM tag still attached. In excellent condition. Nice used example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a U.S. solider as a trophy of war.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original Rare WWII German ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE MEDAL OF MERIT Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $249.00
    Original Rare WWII German ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE MEDAL OF MERIT Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Series of the Order of the German Eagle was originally instituted by Hitler on May 1ST 1937, in varying degrees for award to foreign political dignitaries. The award was modified and other "degrees" were added in 1939, and again in 1943. The last version of these awards were designated "class" instead of "degree". Also in 1939 crossed swords were added to the award when it was to be issued to personnel who had displayed distinguished military merit. 1943 pattern. Roughly 39mm diameter, die struck zinc award. The obverse of the award features an embossed Maltese style cross with national eagles, with downs wept wings, clutching a canted, wreathed swastika, between the cross’s arms on a smooth background field with a raised outer edge. The reverse has embossed script "Deutsche Verdienst-Medaille", (German Merit-Medal), on a smooth background field with a raised outer edge. Complete with original ribbon and pin back device. A very rare medal brought home by a U.S. 3rd Infantry Division solider (see photo) of Veteran. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Nice used example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German Hitler Youth Arm Band Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $169.00
    Original WWII German Hitler Youth Arm Band Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified.  A, 18cm x 11.5cm, bevo-woven  construction, red cotton blend  armband, with a central, 25mm wide, white horizontal stripe, with a white diamond with a bevo woven black  swastika. The armband's vertical seam is to the reverse.  Nice example showing the expected minor age and wear overall good  condition.  One of the classic desirable collector's items  from the third Reich in used but good condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Great armband  don't miss it!

  • Outstanding Original Very Early Pre-WWII German SA Dagger By Carl Eickhorn Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    Original WWII Era Early SA Dagger Maker Marked by Carl Eickhorn Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. This  outstanding Dagger is a typical bring-back example it has some very minor condition issues. The earliest production SA from Eickhorn for someone who demands the best! The bright blade on this one looks excellent. The crossgrain looks great in the light with a few dings.  The crisp acid etched "Alles fur Deutschland" motto and "Carl Eickhorn Solingen" maker mark are beautifully executed. The fit remains nice and tight and the tip comes to a perfect point. The blade rates a very good-. There are a few dings from use, but that's it. The brown anodized scabbard is about 95%! It remains mostly  dent free except for the tip and a very small slight dent (see photos). The solid nickel scabbard fittings and hand chased crossguards remain in great shape!  The reverse of the lower crossguard is marked "Wf" (Westfallen). The ball remains round and all four screws remaining intact! The scabbard / crossguard fit is perfect and closes with a snap! The multi-toned hardwood grip looks beautiful. No chips, cracks or splits. The grip / crossguard fits are perfect. The solid nickel eagle retains beautiful details and has a perfect fit. The SA roundel also has a perfect fit and retains 90% of its enamel. Overall a worn but very clean honest U.S. Veteran bring-back SA Dagger. U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Many daggers in the collectors market have been cleaned of had parts swapped, this one is an honest untouched dagger. Do Not Miss This One! One of the most clean and nice ones we have had in a while!

  • Original German Mother’s Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Silver With Original Issue Envelope Certified

    SOLD Original German Mother's Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Silver With Original  Issue Envelope. The Mother’s Cross was introduced by Adolf Hitler on December 16TH 1938 as part of a large propaganda campaign aimed at increasing the birth rate. The award was officially designated, Honor Cross of the German Mother, and was instituted in three grades to recognize and reward child bearing German females. The three grades consisted of the bronze cross for bearing four or five children, the silver cross for bearing six or seven children and the gold cross for bearing eight or more children. Criteria for the award included that the parents be of pure German blood, and that the mother was worthy of such an honor. two piece, stamped tombac award with a silver wash and blue and white enamel work. Award in the form of a Christian cross with outward fluted arms in semi-translucent blue enamel with white enamel border. Cross has a raised sunburst pattern emanating between its arms. Separate central circular field with white enamel base and black static swastika, encompassed by a circular border with embossed Latin script, "Der Deutschen Mutter", (The German Mother). Reverse has impressed simulated handwritten script, "16 December 1938", and facsimile Hitler signature.  Section of original ribbon is also included. Still packaged in it's original issue paper envelope. Excellent condition with some storage age expected issues some bends in the paper envelope ribbon is not long (see photos).  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German Scarce Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $125.00
    Original WWII German Scarce Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer's Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937, introduced a wide variety of armbands that were worn to identify personnel performing specific duties or functions for the Armed Forces. Most of the armbands were worn on the upper left sleeve of uniformed or non-uniformed personnel and were only worn while the individual was performing the specific duty or function identified by the armband. The Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s armband was worn by personnel assisting military Medical and/or Red Cross personnel in the execution of removing the wounded from the field.  Later pattern, roughly, 10cm tall, 42cm long, loosely woven white cotton/rayon blend construction armband with machine woven, black, Gothic script in two lines to the obverse, "Hilfs=Krankenträger", (Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer). The script is encompassed by a machine woven, black, rectangular, simulated rope like border. Both the top and bottom edges of the armband have interwoven rows of reinforcement stitching. Has some storage wear and slight brown stain at top edge that did not show up well in the photo. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!

  • Original WWII Deluxe Wool Nazi German Muti-Piece Construction Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII   Deluxe Nazi German Multi-Piece Construction Wool Armband  Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. A U.S. vet bring back in fair condition. Some light wear storage wear and a few moth holes.  Deluxe version of the Nazi  Arm Band.  The most recognizable pieces of insignia associated with the Nazi regime is the swastika armband. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning "well being"), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  A  deluxe high quality wool blend cloth materiel. approximately 9cm diameter rayon blend white disk, and high quality multi-piece  swastika.  A nice high quality example. Has moth holes (see photos).   A very good earlier example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original Miniature German Mother’s Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Silver Certified

    $89.00
    Original German Miniature Mother's Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Silver. The Mother’s Cross was introduced by Adolf Hitler on December 16TH 1938 as part of a large propaganda campaign aimed at increasing the birth rate. The award was officially designated, Honor Cross of the German Mother, and was instituted in three grades to recognize and reward child bearing German females. The three grades consisted of the bronze cross for bearing four or five children, the silver cross for bearing six or seven children and the gold cross for bearing eight or more children. Criteria for the award included that the parents be of pure German blood, and that the mother was worthy of such an honor. two piece, stamped tombac award with a silver wash and blue and white enamel work. Award in the form of a Christian cross with outward fluted arms in semi-translucent blue enamel with white enamel border. Cross has a raised sunburst pattern emanating between its arms. Separate central circular field with white enamel base and black static swastika, encompassed by a circular border with embossed Latin script, "Der Deutschen Mutter", (The German Mother). Reverse has impressed simulated handwritten script, "16 December 1938", and facsimile Hitler signature. Original brooch style ribbon and pin is also included. Excellent condition with some wear and storage age (see photos)  and expected issues.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Offer is for one (1) Miniature Silver Mother Cross as pictured. Please see our other Mother Crosses and other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Outstanding Large Silver Framed Photo By Hoffman Autographed By Adolf Hitler With Certification

    SOLD   Outstanding Large Silver Framed Photo By Hoffman Autographed By Adolf Hitler With Certification. A very nice large format (about 8/10") by Heinrich Hoffman (Hitler's Personal Photographer) of Adolf Hitler and Dr. Fritz Todt who was Hitler's Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production. This photo is boldly signed in black fountain ink by Adolf Hitler. This original 1930's photo is in it's original silver frame, there is some tarnish on the frame that could easily be polished  if the new owner decided to do so. This autographed photo comes with a 3rd party authentication document from Germany's leading forensic expert on Adolf Hitler's autograph (see photos). When it comes to photo contrast and quality of the signature this rates about a 9 out of 10. It is truly outstanding in every way. An investment grade artifact that will surely continue to go up in value. Large format Hitler photos are rare and very desirable. When it come to collectibility this example is as good as it gets.  Nice used example with the expected  age and wear.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Original period images of Hitler are rare, most were destroyed at the end of WWII. A very collectible size  in excellent condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE! Don't miss this one!      .

  • Original WWII German SA MILITARY DEFENSE/TEAM SPORTS ARMBAND Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German SA MILITARY DEFENSE/TEAM SPORTS ARMBAND With RZM. The "SA -Wehrmannschaft" (SA -Military-defense-training-groups) were formed in January 1939 as a response to Hitler's decree for the SA to provide pre- and post-military defense training to all civilian males aged from 18 to 65 years old. Effectively a Home Guard comprised of those deemed unfit for regular military service due to age or partial infirmity, they wore a distinctive armband which incorporated the "SA -Wehrabzeichen" (SA Sports-badge) which, after July 1942, was restricted to wear on civilian clothing. The approximately 10cm x 45cm red cotton armband has a 9cm diameter white field sewn to it, upon which is the SA sports badge machine woven in copper-colored threads. The SA sports badge is in the form of an upright short sword against a mobile swastika surrounded by an oak leaf wreath. The armband's vertical seam is to the reverse.  In good condition. Nice used example showing the expected  age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a U.S. solider as a trophy of war.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Outstanding Original WWII German M-35 Double Decal Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $1,895.00
    Original WWII German M-35 Double Decal Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler’s appointment to Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, on June 17TH 1936, he effectively had full control of all the police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. The new dress regulations included an attempt to standardize the helmets of the police and on July 28TH 1936 regulations once again altered the insignia on the police helmets with the new wreathed police eagle emblem to be applied to the left side of the helmet and the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), party shield applied to the right side. The July 1936 police helmet insignia was utilized for the duration of the war. The stamped, sheet steel construction helmet retains about 97% of its slightly rough textured, field-grey paint. The left side of the helmet has a black based, silver, wreathed, police eagle/wreath/swastika decal which is retained about 97%. The right side of the helmet has a NSDAP party shield decal with a narrow black outer border, a red base field with a central, white, circle with a canted, black, swastika. The party shield decal is retained about 100%. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. Original liner band is present the M31 tan leather liner is fully intact with all fingers and original draw string.  The interior, reverse, neck guard apron has a stamped, serial number, "81" and marked "NS60", indicating manufacture by Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, AG. Schwerte,, size  size 60. Very nice untouched almost mint  German field Police Helmet. A very good "fresh find" (never in a collection)  example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!

  • Outstanding Large Original WWII Era German NSDAP Nazi Flag Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII Era German  Nazi Party Flag Certified. A standard very large Cloth  banner  type flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  In  good condition double sided BIG  30"/72"!!! standard cotton bunting style material with separate sewn white disk and screened  swastika. We placed a helmet on the flag for size reference.   A fantastic piece of WWII history . Has the original cloth loop for attaching to a pole or building. .In (see photos) Excellent condition with Very minor storage wear  no fading  (see photos) one side has a few scuffs and marks but the other side is otherwise near mint!  This flag is  A good quality version and one of the better very large sizes for the most  discriminating and cultivated collector. Even with the minor condition issues it  Overall a very collectible flag with lots of history Nice period used flag captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable size  in good condition an outstanding  example. Don't miss this one!  RARE in this size. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.  Don't miss it!

  • Excellent Original WWII German Russian Front Medal With Issue Envelope Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German Eastern Front or "Russian Front" Medal With Issue Envelope And Extra Long Ribbon Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. Russian front "frozen Meat Medal" was the slang term for this award. The Russian Front Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on May 26TH 1942 to commemorate the first winter campaign in Russia. The award was available to all Wehrmacht personnel, civilians and foreign volunteers who met the required criteria with the main qualification being at least fourteen days of participation in combat on the Russian front. Die struck, alloy construction, medal with a silver washed outer rim and helmet, and a blued center. The obverse of the medal features a recessed outer rim with an embossed helmet and stick grenade to the top center and a high relief Wehrmacht style national eagle with down swept wings, clutching a static swastika in its talons which is superimposed on a laurel leaf sprig to the center. The reverse of the medal features a recessed outer rim with a smooth background field with embossed Latin script to the center, "Winterschlacht Im Osten 1941/42", (Winter Battle in the East 1941/42), above a crossed sword and laurel leaf sprig. The medal loop and the ribbon suspension ring are both intact.  In Excellent condition with minor storage wear to the cloth and ribbon. Offering is for one (1) medal wit extra long ribbon and issue envelope. An honest untouched U.S. Veteran bring back German Eastern Front Medal. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided.  Here is an opportunity to obtain a 100% authentic and iconic WWII era German medal with envelope that is Museum certified for a reasonable price. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII German West Wall Medal With Envelope (Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) Certified

    SOLD Original WWII German West Wall Medal (Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) Certified.  The West Wall Medal was instituted by Adolf Hitler on August 2nd 1939 to recognize military personnel, including civilian employees, who assisted in the planning, construction or defence of German fortifications on the western border. Die struck, tombac construction medal with a bronze wash is in the form of a roughly, 41mm tall, 32mm wide, vertical oval with embossed, oak-leaf wreath edging encompassing a smooth field with an embossed national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in its talons, positioned above a crossed spade and sword which are in turn positioned above a pillbox to the obverse. The reverse also has the embossed, oak-leaf wreath edging which encompasses embossed, Latin script, "Für Arbeit zum Schutze Deutschlands", (For Work on the Defenses of Germany), on a smooth background field. The medal loop and the ribbon suspension ring are both intact. Included is an original piece of rayon ribbon. Comes with original issue envelope. Has some light creasing to envelope (see photo). Good condition with some wear and storage age  and expected issues.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Offer is for one (1) Western Wall Medal  as pictured.  Please see our  other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Deluxe Nazi German Muti-Piece Construction Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWII   Deluxe Nazi German Multi-Piece Construction  Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. A U.S. vet bring back in excellent  condition. Some light wear storage wear  otherwise excellent condition (see photos).  Deluxe version of the Nazi  Arm Band.  The most recognizable pieces of insignia associated with the Nazi regime is the swastika armband. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning "well being"), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  A  high quality cotton blend cloth materiel. approximately 9cm diameter  cloth blend white disk, and high quality multi-piece  swastika. A nice high quality example.   A very good earlier example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Do Not Miss This ONE!

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    Original German Mother’s Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Bronze Almost Mint With Original Issue Envelope Certified

    $84.00
    Original German Mother's Cross Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter In Bronze With Original  Issue Envelope. The Mother’s Cross was introduced by Adolf Hitler on December 16TH 1938 as part of a large propaganda campaign aimed at increasing the birth rate. The award was officially designated, Honor Cross of the German Mother, and was instituted in three grades to recognize and reward child bearing German females. The three grades consisted of the bronze cross for bearing four or five children, the silver cross for bearing six or seven children and the gold cross for bearing eight or more children. Criteria for the award included that the parents be of pure German blood, and that the mother was worthy of such an honor. two piece, stamped tombac award with a bronze wash and blue and white enamel work. Award in the form of a Christian cross with outward fluted arms in semi-translucent blue enamel with white enamel border. Cross has a raised sunburst pattern emanating between its arms. Separate central circular field with white enamel base and black static swastika, encompassed by a circular border with embossed Latin script, "Der Deutschen Mutter", (The German Mother). Reverse has impressed simulated handwritten script, "16 December 1938", and facsimile Hitler signature.  Section of long original ribbon is also included. Still packaged in it's original issue paper envelope. Excellent condition (almost mint) with some storage age expected issues some bends in the paper envelope.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Large Original WWII Era German NSDAP Nazi Flag Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original  WWII Era German  Nazi Party Flag Certified. A standard  large Cloth  banner  type flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  In  good condition double sided BIG 44"/64"!!! standard cotton bunting style material with separate sewn white disk and screened swastika. We placed a helmet on the flag for size reference.   A fantastic piece of WWII history . Has a loop for attached for attaching to a pole or building .In (see photos) good condition with Very minor storage wear and a few very minor scuffs no fading  bright red colors (see photos) a few small holes otherwise good!  This flag is  A good quality version and one of the better large sizes for the most  discriminating and cultivated collector. Even with the minor condition issues it  Overall a very collectible flag with lots of history Nice period used flag captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Nice used example showing the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. A very desirable size  in good condition an outstanding  example. Don't miss this one!  Scarce in this size. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.  Nice one, Don't miss it!

  • Original Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD A Group Of 5 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A nice small assortment of German badges (some scarce) typical U.S. Veteran bring backs. An instant collection. Great for beginner collectors or advanced. In good condition all have pins still attached. A very reasonable price.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Rare Outstanding Early Adolf Hitler Photo Postcard By Hoffman Circa 1930’s By Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $149.00
    Rare  Early Adolf Hitler Photo Circa 1930's Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Excellent 1930's photo by Hoffman taken at the Berghof.  Has  1941 postal marks (but was never mailed) and Hoffman's name on back. This was most likely post marked at a post office for the purpose of collecting the stamp and post mark on this outstanding Hoffman photo of Hitler.  When it come to collectibility this example is as good as it gets.  Nice used example with the expected  age and wear.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Original period images of Hitler are rare, most were destroyed at the end of WWII. A very collectible size  in excellent condition. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE! Don't miss this one!

  • Original Group Of 4 WWII Era German Medals Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD A Group Of 4 WWII Era German Badges Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A nice small assortment of German medals (some scarce) typical U.S. Veteran bring backs. These all have condition issues missing pins or ribbons, or part of the medal. An instant collection. Great for beginner collectors or advanced. In fair condition (priced accordingly) . A very reasonable price.  This collection if it was in Excellent condition would be $650.00 Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF 1ST OCTOBER 1938 Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $79.00
    Original WWII German COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF 1ST OCTOBER 1938 Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Commemorative Medal of 1ST October 1938 was the second of the "Anschluss", (Union/Annexation), medal series and was introduced on October 18TH 1938, for award to civilians and military personnel who participated in the "return" of the Sudetenland to Germany. The award followed the same design as the earlier, "13TH März" medal, that commemorated the annexation of Austria into Greater Germany. The Sudetenland, with over three million German inhabitants, was a section of Bohemia that had been awarded to Czechoslovakia in 1919 by the treaty of Saint Germain en Laye signed between Austria and the allies at the end of WWI. Hitler claimed that the Germanic Sudetens were being persecuted by the Czech’s as the main premise for the annexation of the area into greater Germany. Hitler also contended that the Sudentenland would be his final territorial claim in Europe. At a meeting in Munich on September 29TH 1938 between Britain’s Chamberlain, France’s Daladier, Italy’s Mussolini and Hitler, without Czechoslovakian input, it was decided that the Sudentenland would be "returned" to Germany and German troops marched into the region on October 1ST 1938. Roughly, 32mm diameter, bronze washed, die struck alloy construction medal features two embossed figures symbolically breaking the chains of bondage with an unfurled national flag in the background and a high relief national eagle to the bottom of the obverse. The reverse features embossed Latin script to the center,"1 Oktober 1938", encompassed by additional script, "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer". (One People, One State, One Leader). The ribbon suspension ring and medal loop are both intact and the award comes complete with original ribbed, rayon ribbon. We have several in stock and will pick the best one for you. All are in excellent condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Offering is for 1 (one) COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF 1ST OCTOBER 1938  with ribbon.  Very limited.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original Small Size WWII Era German NSDAP Nazi Flag Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD   Original WWII Era German  Nazi Party Flag Certified. A standard small Cloth  banner  type flag. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.  In excellent condition. double sided about  6'"/8.5" standard cotton bunting style material with separate sewn white disk and screened  swastika.   A fantastic piece of WWII history . Excellent condition with some very minor storage wear  (see photos). . This flag is  A good quality version and one of the better  displayable sizes for the most  discriminating and cultivated collector. A very collectible flag with lots of history Nice period used flag captured by an Allied Veteran and brought home as a war trophy. Good condition used example showing some of the expected age and wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Brought home by a solider as a trophy of war. Don't miss this one!  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Knife Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    SOLD Original WWII Era German Hitler Youth Knife Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. A Model 1933 Hitlerjugend Fahrtenmesser. The ricassoed blade on this one is fine but very polished to the point the maker mark is obscured (see photos). There is a faint trace of the maker but not enough to make a determination of which one.  It has been  sharpened, shows surface scratches and age grey/spotting throughout. The original black leather buffer pad remains intact. The steel based black enamel painted scabbard has some paint loss. It has a pressure mark to the obverse and retains 86% paint coverage most on both sides. The black folded black leather strap  has broken off. The steel based nickel-silver plated hilt retains 85%+ of its plated finish. The black Bakelite checkered grip plates are secured by two steel rivets. The HJ diamond retains 98%+ of its enamel.  Overall a worn but clean honest U.S. Veteran bring-back Hitler Youth knife. In typical U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.  Do Not Miss This One!

  • Original WWII NSDAP (Nazi) German Armband Near Mint One-Piece Construction Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD   Original WWII NSDAP Members  Nazi German Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran A U.S. vet bring back in near mint condition.  The standard single piece of cloth type of the Nazi Arm Band.  A mid-late war version.  The most recognizable pieces of insignia associated with the Nazi regime is the swastika armband. Utilized by pretty much by all the organization of the Third Reich in one form or another. The swastika, (a Sanskrit word meaning “well being”), is an ancient symbol that was utilized in numerous diverse cultures and signified both the cycle of life and the sun. The swastika was also a Nordic rune and the pagan Germanic symbol for Thor, God of Adventurers.   Made of cloth cotton blend  materiel. approximately 9cm diameter with screened white disk, with a black screened swastika made of cloth. A nice example for the brown shirts and SA.  In excellent condition (as close to mint a 75 plus year old arm band can be.  Displays very well. Shipped in a removable archival safe plastic sleeve. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.