The Death’s Head Insignia My Father Wore

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Three items among 800 for sale at ‘The Eclectic Collector’ auction at Whyte’s Auctioneers [Molesworth Street, Dublin] at 11am on Saturday.

With over 800 lots, the sale “will cater for collectors into campaign boxes and tribal art, tourist posters, movie posters, militaria, photographs, badges, medals, autographs, sporting memorabilia, coins and banknotes”.

And Nazi stuff.

From top: Waffen SS badge from World War II; a Nazi Commemorative Medal from the 1936 Berlin Olympics and a “very rare” Nazi War Order of The German Cross in gold from World War II.

Video of items on sale here.

(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)

38 thoughts on “The Death’s Head Insignia My Father Wore

      1. Mani

        Woah there, I didn’t realise we needed to back up claims with facts here. This is meant to be a sanctuary where people can happily make sh1t up and have it taken at face value.

    1. Mani

      That’s an awful thing to call your mother and I want that brand back by the way. Make sure you clean it first.

        1. Mani

          Apologies: Brand:

          an identifying mark burned on livestock or (especially in former times) criminals or slaves with a branding iron.

    2. scottser

      did the brits not produce tonnes of fake mail addressed to real german households to persuade them against hitler during the war? those letters had a stamp with hitler’s face on it with ‘gobsh1te’ or some such written in german underneath. they’re pretty collectible too.

  1. cousinjack

    Those SS lads were right snappy dressers, you have to say that for them, knew how to turn themselves out proper like

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