DALLAS — A significant collection of WWII regalia and militaria will be sold at auction this weekend (Dec. 6-7). Included in the line-up are personal items of Adolf Hitler and his right-hand man and designated successor, Hermann Wilhelm Göring. Over 1,000 items from the 37-year collection of WWII German, Japanese and American artifacts will be sold.
Featured in the auction is an exceptional large gold ring worn by Göring. with his family crest, Luftwaffe emblem for the WWII German Air Force plus the Elk’s head and swastika emblem for the National Hunter’s Association that he founded. Also in the sale is a large marble ashtray from his palace bearing the same Huntsman’s and Luftwaffe emblems and swatches of fabric from furniture in his personal residence, Karinhalle. Personal items of Adolf Hitler’s include his calling card with autograph and a large tapestry that hung in the Eagle’s Nest. “The items were captured by our heroes at the end of the war and brought back home,” said Randall Hill, auctioneer. “This is an amazing collection.”
Other unusual artifacts include a WWII German field telephone made of black Bakelite from Hitler’s headquarters in East Prussia, and an original wood carving by sculptor E. Renner from which the official Hitler bronze heads were cast. There is a presentation copy of "Mein Kampf" signed by Adolf Hitler on the flysheet and dated 1937, a scarce field marshal’s baton and an original oil portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II in the sale.
The militaria collection consists of hundreds of NSDAP party items, pins, button and armbands, souvenirs, Nazi rings, collar tabs, sleeve shields, iron crosses, merit crosses, medals, badges, caps, uniforms including a rare Miner’s uniform, posters and flags. Among other German, Japanese and American war relics are a sold brass Nazi Leica camera, pistols, bayonets, swords, daggers, helmets infantry rifles and other firearms, ATF-cleared machine guns, Hitler Youth items and photographs. Other items include a rare Libby original prototype of a glass land mine which was hard to detect, models, aviation memorabilia such as a Chuck Yeager-signed U.S. Air Force model plane, Goring’s photo and patches from the Nuremberg Trials, books and posters including an original wanted poster for Hitler.
The public auction is being held at the VFW Hall, 300 S. Smith Street, in Dallas, Texas, zip code 75211, on Saturday, December 6th starting at 10:00 am. The preview is Friday, December 5th from 1:00pm until 6:00pm and Saturday 8:00am until auction start. Bidding is available on the auction floor, by absentee online, and live online through ProxiBid. For more information and a full online catalog with photos visit Randall Hill Auctions of Atascosa, TX Lic. #7455, at www.1bid2.com or call 210-663-7707 or 830-928-0707.