The AD Royster Archives
Here you will find the archives of five years (over 250 pages) worth of the Letters From Mr Royster.
The essay, “Anatomy of a Fraud” which deals with the fraudulent Rodin statue scandal is Anatomy of a Fraud. This story, while not dealing explicitly with militaria, illustrates the means and methods used in the WWII German Militaria Collecting Market to dupe the unwary into paying top dollar for provable frauds.
The following list is a compendium of detailed articles on specific items of interest:
The one that started it all: The Guerrilla Warfare Badge
The Days of Miracles are still with us
Examples of Fake SS Collar Patches and Cufftitles
German Order of the Greater German Empire
Grand Cross of the Iron Cross Presentation Document
The 20th of July 1944 Wound Badge
The Eastern Peoples Military Units of the German Army
The Germanic Proficiency Badge
The Strange Case of Adolf Galland’s Diamonds by Wilbur Stump
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