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Title Fallschirmjaeger album
Nationality German
Period c 1940s
Sold

This collection of approximately 56 para-related photographs includes two Knights Cross winners, ten good shots of operations in Crete, shots of the FG42, special short-barrelled mortar, Einstoss Flammenwerfer, as well as shots of Russia, transport planes and one of senior officers in Normandy.

The photos (each measuring 7 x 9cm) have almost certainly been transposed into this album, which, with its annotations, I suspect started life as a Kriegsmarine album, with references to Kiel and Lubeck etc. However, the quality and the authenticity of the photos shines out. There is even a splendid photo of a crated-up old master painting being opened for, I suspect, inspection by Hermann Goering, that great Luftwaffe art lover and Field Marshall!

I have shown here most of the Luftwaffe/para-related photos. There are also two photos of Adolf Hitler.

Some of the tissue separators have been torn or are missing and the album itself is leatherette, slightly damaged at the front top. The Luftwaffe ealge on the cover would appear to have been chromed and there are a couple of sligtly salacious pictures at the back (presumably of his girlfriend). The condition of the photos is generally good, with a little overall foxing to some of them.


If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Ephemera : Photos : Third Reich : Luftwaffe NSFK DLV]

testimonials

Just to let you know that i have received the Sabre today and it looks great and nothing was damaged in transit. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and the descriptions on your web site perfectly match the condition of the item and i look forward to doing business with you in the future.

D E, UK, 20.01.2017

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

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