GERMANY WWII MAPS, PHOTOS, ALBUMS, AND OTHER PAPER ITEMS

#VW Autographed Photograph and Letter from Karl Dönitz 
Original letter sent by Karl Dönitz containing an autographed photo of himself in uniform sent to Mr Rolf Metzgar in 1977. Obtained in the post war years by a private collector who corresponded with Dönitz. Includes a previous Certificate of Authenticity from another dealer Herman Darvick who specializes in autographs. Karl Dönitz (16 September 1891 – 24 December 1980) was a German admiral during the Third Reich era who briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the German head of state in 1945. As Supreme Commander of the Navy beginning in 1943, he played a major role in the naval history of World War II. $700
#VW8 Autographed Letter from Karl Dönitz
Original autographed letter sent by Karl Dönitz discussing a visit with Mr Sharp in 1977. Obtained in the post war years by a private collector who corresponded with Dönitz. Karl Dönitz (16 September 1891 – 24 December 1980) was a German admiral during the Third Reich era who briefly succeeded Adolf Hitler as the German head of state in 1945. As Supreme Commander of the Navy beginning in 1943, he played a major role in the naval history of World War II$350
#VW7 Autographed Photo of Erich Topp
Original autographed photograph of U-Boat Ace Erich Topp. Obtained in the post war years by a private collector who corresponded with Topp. Erich Topp (2 July 1914 – 26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boat commanders of World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany. He sank 35 ships for a total of 197,460 gross register tons (GRT). After the war he served with the Federal German Navy, reaching the rank of Konteradmiral (rear admiral). He later served in NATO$80 *On Hold*
#VW6 Erich Topp Hand Trace and Signature
Original signature and hand tracing on card stock from U-Boat Ace Erich Topp. Obtained in the post war years by a private collector who corresponded with Topp. Erich Topp (2 July 1914 – 26 December 2005) was the third most successful of German U-Boat commanders of World War II. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords of Nazi Germany. He sank 35 ships for a total of 197,460 gross register tons (GRT). After the war he served with the Federal German Navy, reaching the rank of Konteradmiral (rear admiral). He later served in NATO. $100
#EC15 Luftwaffe Navigational Map of Europe Including Norway, 1938
Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Air Force) navigational map of Europe including Norway, Finland, and Eastern Europe. Pre-war 1938 edition, in large size approximately 120 x 100 cm. Printed on heavy water proofed paper, lightly used with hand drawn notes. Scarce. $200 
#G2212 Period Framed Studio Photographs of Two Heer Officers
Original WWII German period studio photographs in frames of two young German Heer (Army) officers. These photos came together, and we think they are either brothers or close family and these photos at one time both hung in the same house. One photograph still has the original glass, the other the glass must have broken at some point and is now missing, however, it did not damage the photograph and could be easily replaced. We believe these are the original period frames. The frames are a nice displayable size measuring approx. 9" x 12" (Inches). This is a nice pair of studio photographs for any collection or display. $200
#G2182 10.5 cm Stu H 42 Anti-Tank Aiming Manual
Original WWII German 10.5 cm Stu H 42 anti-tank aiming manual that shows where to aim on enemy tanks to defeat the armour. This manual shows the most common allied tanks the Germans were coming up against, including the T-34 and M4 Sherman. The 10.5 cm Stu H 42 was mounted on a variety of platforms including the Stug III. $125
#G2019 Death Card for Franz Lindbauer a Fallschirmjäger KIA Battle of the Bulge
Original WWII German death card for Franz Lindbauer who was a Fallshirmjäger killed in the Battle of the Bulge 9 January 1945 in Luxemburg. From the German War Graves Commission "Franz Lindlbauer is now resting in the war cemetery in Sandweiler among the unknowns. He could not be unequivocally identified during the remodeling work in the original grave site, so he was buried as an "unknown soldier" in the Sandweiler Cemetery. Name and personal data of Franz Lindlbauer are also listed in the memorial book of the Kriegsgraberstatten. You are welcome to order an excerpt from us. Please note that some Freundhofen do not have the current version, so your relative's name may not be listed there yet. If Franz Lindlbauer is related to you, and you want to be informed by us about changes in status, please fill out the form below. Please carefully check on the basis of your documents, whether it is really your relatives. If you are not sure, please state this in the text box of the form." A FJ death card for a soldier killed in the Battle of the Bulge is very uncommon and desirable. $75
#G2020 Late War Soldbuch to an Artillery Soldier
Original WWII German Soldbuch. This Soldbuch was issued late in the war to a young artillery soldier. This Soldbuch is in near mint condition. $125
#G2048 Original Manual for the Astra 600 in 9mm
Original WWII manual for the Astra 600 in 9mm. These were Spanish made for the Germans in WWII. Personalized and numbered (Pistol serial number) on first page. $150
#G2023 Third Reich Postcard Set
Original WWII German complete set of Third Reich postcards that focuses on period German architecture, including some projects that were never completed. The set also includes the original fine paper sleeve that the cards were sold in. We think whoever originally bought the set also added some extra individual post cards to the package. Nice lot with 14 post cards total. $60
#G2021 Das Lied der Fallshirmjäger Postcard
Original WWII German "Das Lied der Fallshirmjäger" postcard featuring the song of the paratroopers. Unused, excellent condition. $25
#BP9 Heer Family Photo Album
Original WWII German wartime photo album from a family with many members serving in the German Heer (Army). Many impressive Heer uniform shots, including very clear shots of enlisted uniforms model M36 to M43 and one soldier holding a Jäger field cap. It appears some of these soldiers were stationed in France, as it seems most photos with structures are in Germany and France, as well as some French road signs. Some post cards have also been placed in the album, which is pretty typical. We have not done any research on this large family album, and we are not sure how many photos may or may not have information on the reverse. A very nice and in depth wartime Heer album with 250+ photos from a family that was deeply involved with the organization. $350

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#BP8 Pre-WWII Kriegsmarine Photo Album of Kürt Krüger
Original pre-WWII German Kriegsmarine (Navy) Sailor's photo album that once belonged to a young sailor named Kürt Krüger.  The album shows the life of a sailor in the Kriegsmarine in the years leading up to WWII. There are many photos of K​ürt and his friends, and he is easy to spot in many of photos in various uniforms. There are photos of his schooling and graduating class. There are training photos in various ships including early U-boats such as U-1 and several photos from training inside these vessels. There are some post cards put in the album from various bases and monuments. There are photos from operations, including photos from missions in support of the Spanish Civil War. Other photos include Kriegsmarine exercises and demonstrations, as well as some general sights such as jumping dolphins and life on the ships. A few of the photo corners have been replaced, and when the photo album was found it had a loose edelweiss flower picked for good luck and sandwiched in one of the pages which is now protected by a clear archival sleeve. Album contains 100+ photos, post cards, and Kürt's swimming qualification. We have not done further research on the group, Kürt likely did not survive WWII, based on the fact he was eventually training on u-boats and those crews had the highest casualty rate during the war and there is no photos from once hostilities began. This is a unique opportunity to see life in the pre-WWII kriegsmarine, showing the uniforms they wore, their training, as well as places and vessels they sailed. *Sold*
#EC12 Luftwaffe Navigational Map of Europe Including England, 1938
Original WWII German Luftwaffe (Air Force) navigational map of Europe including France and England. Pre-war 1938 edition, in large size approximately 28 x 110 cm. Printed on heavy water proofed paper, lightly used and named. Scarce. *Sold*
#VW5 Autographed Photograph of U-Boat Ace Captain Otto Kretschmer
Original autographed photograph of U-Boat ace Captain Otto Kretschmer.  Otto Kretschmer sank 44 ships totalling 274,333 tons, and was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, among other awards. Otto lived from 1912 to 1998 and likely autographed this photograph at a reunion event or by personal written request during his time. *Sold*