- The Golden Eagle Forum News Letter No 1
The go-to journal for German militaria collectors!
Forum Chief…Basil Colon
Orders & Decorations WW II Moderator …Saul Scrotum
Orders & Decorations post-WWII Moderator …Tansy-Sue Karpowitz
Orders & Decorations Godet Black Wound Badges Moderator …Edgar T, Smegma
Orders & Decorations Juncker Black Wound Badges Moderator …George Navel
Orders & Decorations Fantasy Pieces Moderator …Horst Schwantzfresser
Schloss Klessheim Treasures Moderator …Timmy Slatkin
Uniforms, Wehrmacht Moderator …Cestus Gorp
Uniforms NSDAP Moderator…Mike Hunt
Uniforms HJ Moderator…Gwen Twidget
Uniforms Foreign Volunteers Moderator…Istvan Schmuck
Uniforms German Mail Service Moderator…Rutherford Minge
Uniforms German Tram and Rail Service Moderator …Yolanda Puta
Uniforms German Hospital Attendant Moderator …Roberto Momser
Daggers & Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Moderator…Edgar Slittman
Fantasy Daggers & Edged Weapons of the Current Era Moderator…C.E. Toejamm
Steel Helmets of the Wehrmacht Moderator …Colonel Bill Seamy
Camouflaged Helmets of the Current Era Moderator…Major Hector Nuisance
Field Marshal’s Batons Moderator …Rolf Hosenbrummer
Military Uniform Buttons of the Wehrmacht and SS Moderator…Sawney Bean
Uniform Buttons of the German Postal Service Moderator…George Yang
Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS Cigarette packs Moderator…Russ Hackman
Forum Secretary …Edna Semen
- Topics of the Day
This from Iron Mike
I just want all my good friends on the Forum to know that I survived the operation and will be back in the saddle again! Thanxs to all for the flowers and the goat pictures…that really touched me. Well, can’t wait to see the new Hosenbrummer book on the Knight’s Cross pieces! Rolf really hit the nail on the head when he explained that my half-moon loop was only for the earliest RK issues! I knew that a copper-center piece was only for Generals but the half-moon is a winner for me. Too bad Chinese printing costs have boosted Rolf’s prices up to $300 a book but believe me, this will be a real winner for all!
This from Tiny Tim
Who says that there was no ‘200’ tank badge? I got my precious piece from Dick Puller’s auction and believe me, I am happy. Yes, I know that these were supposed to be made from zinc but as Rolf pointed out, so well, the brass ones were only made for senior SS officers! We do not need negative remarks on our forum, guys, so let’s watch the negativity. And believe me, my ‘200’ is the pride and joy of my collection!
This from Captain Scheisskopf
Too bad about Ronnie’s wife but look at it this way: He had the chance to save his collection or the baby when the fire broke out and a baby can be replaced without any trouble but a collection is much harder! I mean, where else could you find six belt-buckle guns? And senior SS issue at that!
This from the Dagger King
Just a line to let you all know that I bought a really rare SS Honor Ring from Andy Cohen! It’s in pure gold and belonged to Heinrich Himmler as you would know if you read Andy’s book. It has Himmler’s name engraved inside. 50k is cheap at the price, dudes!
This from Rolando Balmuncher
Looking forward to the Ernie Show in September. Maudie-Mae and I are going for sure (her probation will be over by then and she can leave the state) and we will bring the kids and my latest treasure, the SS General’s sport shirt! See you there and just a word to other collectors: Please use the lavatory, not the cigarette urns! When one caught fire at the last show, the stink cleared out the hall! A sad note here: Maudie-Mae’s sister, Eunice, just passed away from the Dutch Elm disease!
This from The Great One
Remember, visit my auction and see all the wonderful things that I alone have! My Russian collectors can’t wait for the next auction. Three Adolf Hitler paintings, six Field Marshal’s batons, a gold-rimmed Grand Cross, a Damascus Hitler Youth Knife with Diamonds and, the best of all, Hitler’s personal typewriter!
This from Moderator Timmy Slatkin
Some evil person, whose name I am strictly forbidden to mention lest they get publicity, has written lies about the Klessheim treasure trove. Well, Forum Chief Colon wants me to speak to the forum about this. We know that a U.S. Army train with sixteen boxcars were used to haul away the precious treasures found up in the ceiling of the castle near Salzburg in May of 1945. Sixteen boxcars! I have been in touch with Harvey Grobman who was a crew-member on that special train and he has given me a statement about the crates of diamond-covered medals he personally saw at the time. Harvey is now in a nursing home and his doctor said he was unable to sign this valuable evidence but Harvey was really there and he knows! For a ninety-eight year old man, Harvey was very alert! He was telling me all about President Eisenhower and he said he hoped Ike got reelected in November! Well, now we have the proof and the really evil person can just eat crow! And Mr. Puller, who tracked down all of these rare pieces and has been letting special collectors acquire them, is going to have an original Oakleaves in Gold with Diamonds on his next auction! This could well be one of the precious pieces that Harvey personally loaded into one of the boxcars!
This from Rolando Balmuncher
I just want to add to my last message to the Forum about the Ernie Show. I am getting a little tired of being run into by Andy Cohen on his moto-wheel or whatever he calls that scooter he whizzes around on. My ankle is still sore from the last time, Andy, so why not go back to your original gig, put on your Peter Pan costume, hook the harness to the wire strung overhead and float gently across the room waving your wand? A dwarf on a moto-wheel charging around is really not funny, Andy.
This from Captain Tuchess
Last month I posted a comment about the U-Boat badge and since then, I have had all kinds of nasty emails from members of the Forum. One of them, Ken Chunder, said I was full of crap and that he and his people knew the Schwerin badge was not genuine because Teddy Parson from England said the eye of the eagle on all original Schwerin badges was looking down instead of straight ahead. We all know that Teddy is fuller of crap than a Christmas turkey and his precious badge, he claims his grandfather got personally from U-Boat ace Topp has the eye looking down. Well, Teddy, sorry to say your ‘Topp badge’ is one of the Taiwan fakes! Yes, this piece is well-known as a fake, just as you are well-known as a loud mouth airhead. Keep your mouth shut or you’ll give all of us hard-ons!
This from Toe-Jam Tommy
I just read in the NY Times that someone stole a collection of tattooed lampshades and two cases of soap from the Holocaust Museum in Brighton Beach last month! They also got some bottles of human ash (with teeth, etc, inside) from the same place. Cops said the thieves rented a place next door, tunneled down and then cut through the floor. What a caper. Of course the kicker here is that all the pieces are stone fakes. Jimmy Treudeau made the lampshades out of pig skin and the soap came from a dealer in Florida. The bars were marked ‘RJF’ which is supposed to be ‘Pure Jew Fat’ in German. Problem is that ‘RJF’ stands for ‘Roberta Jczek Foundation.’ This was a group dedicated to helping one-legged reggae dancers perform better and when it folded last year, the soap was sold to some dealer down in Georgia. And the so-called ‘human ashes’ were nothing but ‘Sack-Krete’ cement with a few teeth from a dentist’s office in Dallas. The Holocaust Museum bought these from Jimmy, as fakes, and have been selling them to other Holocaust Museums (there are three hundred of these by last count) as genuine holy relics. What a joke. All that work for fake crap! Well, we haven’t heard the end of this. Mark has been selling all those pictures supposed to be SS men killing Jews in Poland. Problem is, Mark got an SS Panzer reenactor group to pose in his field and the Jews were actually Mexican fruit-pickers working down the block! Mark has made a mint, especially when he came out with his Special Sets showing babies being thrown up into the air and caught on 98k bayonets held by the reenactors! He filled some rubber baby dolls with raspberry jello and the pictures are pretty graphic. They dumped the ripped-up dolls into the local river and some old geezer saw them and called the cops…and had a fatal heart attack later while he was driving a school bus! What a mess, dudes! That river was full of floating tiny tots, some real and some rubber.
This from Moderator Colonel Bill Seamy
Just a note to let our Helmet Collectors know about a new process we use to detect fake paint on helmets. Now there has been some stupid controversy, made up by ill-informed and jealous contributors, that the green and brown paints used at the time of the Second World War by the Germans were water-based and that permanent paints were post-war hobby paints. Well, I have to let you know that our special forensic firm of Pisgah and Associates right here in Oklahoma City have proven that all wartime German paint was enamel and that the two colors are always enamel and not “glycol-based” as the misinformation says. It is true that period German publications called this glycol but they were obviously wrong! So pay no attention to the attention-seekers and follow our advice. And I am coming out with a brand new book that shows, very clearly the Anzio, Normandy, Stalingrad and Ardennes official German camouflage patterns! Todd Wheatly has made wonderful full-page color displays and we sell these as separate color sheets for you to display in your case along with your special helmet. And Pisgah has told us that they will personally check your helmet for only $300 and with this very reasonable fee, you get a Special Authentication Certification signed by the head of Pisgah and myself! Don’t be fooled by stupid trouble-makers, friends, and listen to the Real Experts! Richard ‘Dick’ Puller, the world’s greatest expert on German militaria, agrees completely with me on this and asked me to tell you. He is too busy with his wonderful upcoming auction (Grand Imperial and Royal Auctions) to personally write you but like all matters, his heart is with us!
This from Moderator Colonel Bill Seamy
Well, I think by now, most of the Website members are aware of the brutal attack on our very own Edgar Pissgums, the man who has done more for our hobby than anyone else, including Saul Scrotum. Edgar, whose books on the Military Ribbons of the Third Reich are world famous, was sandbagged by someone whose name I am forbidden to mention. Edgar was accused of being none other than the evil Increase N. Tarbox! No one believes this scumbag. He said that Edgar’s remarks about the color red in Knights Cross ribbons is pure shit and that SS fieldmarshals did not have a Panzer Pink color instead of red, is something out of a White House press release. We all know that the exact shade of red in these ribbon denotes the year and maker identification. Also, Edgar, who is a Sewer Inspector, First Class for the City of Miami, has a degree in Ribbon Analysis from the Institute for Advanced Prevarications of Inverness, California and what does Tarbox have? Nothing that impressive, believe me. We all want Edgar to stand up to this freak and Maudie-Mae says he has gone to Aruba to help search for the Holloway girl. They think they found a toe on the beach but excitement is really high there. Edgar should drop this and come back before these vicious lies spread.
This is from Xyklon-B man
I want all of this forum to learn some wonderful news! Yes, I am reporting that our own Timmy Rottweiler has made a major breakthrough on the collecting scene. By counting the small dots in the eye-holes of SS skull cap buttons, Timmy has discovered that the prestigious Berlin firm of Godet has made at least two such buttons. Of course there is no name on the reverse but Timmy, and the really sainted Herr Maerz, have discovered that if the right eye hole has 62 pebblings, this button is a Godet piece! A new book is due to come out with this priceless information in it, along with wonderful pictures of Timmy’s own Godet piece! And malicious stories that Godet did not make black wound badges are just so much unbelievable crap! Godet also made Tiger tanks, thanks to some wonderful research on the part of Ben Dova and Mr. Maerz! Godet also made field stoves, tent pegs, and hobnails for boots ( the SS ones have tiny ‘SS’ runes on each one for stomping on Jews and leaving their mark behind!)
This from Moderator TruthSeeker
Many members have, unfortunately, been leaving The Golden Eagle Forum. Some are annoyed by the articles viciously attacking the rubber Grand Cross that Reichsmarshall Goering used to wear in his bath. Our own co-owner, Andy Cohen, discovered this rare historical items still in the hands of the veteran who found it in Goering’s home. Andy was able to get a really wonderful story about this in the ‘New York Post’ along with a wonderfully illustrated picture of the Hitler Suicide Pistol, found in Berlin by the world-renowned Colonel James Atwood. Unfortunately for a long line of thrilled collectors who were impatiently waiting, checkbooks in hand, Andy sold the pistol, gold plated and engraved with ivory grips and ‘AH’ on them, to the same California billionaire that bought his fabulous Adolf Hitler Desk set that had been advertised in Basil Colon’s Antiques Auction. Vicious rumors, circulated that Andy had this made in India are just more of the jealous rumors started by wannabe “experts.” The world-famous expert author, Mr. Maerz, has given an affidavit that he saw that very same set on Hitler’s desk when he was sweeping out his office just before the signing of the Munich Pact in 1938 and what better authentication can you find, anywhere?
This is from Captain Panzerfaust
Stories from discredited people, that the Feldherrnhalle daggers always had Bakelite grips are just that…stories. My own collection has thirty three Feldherrnhalle daggers and my grips are silver, ivory, ebony, pearwood, mahogany, and my own Viktor Lutze Birthday Dagger has solid gold grips studded with diamonds. We mustn’t listen to the liars and jealous sources and remember that Dr. Balmuncher, who has located so many of these precious treasures, all from veterans, has written a wonderful book on ‘Presentation Honor Daggers of the Feldherrnhalle’ that shows many color pictures of these pieces. And, of course, we all know that two trucks filled with these pieces were removed by GIs from the famous secret rooms of the Schloss Klessheim in 1945. And this is in addition to the twelve boxcars of very rare medals like the Golden Oakleaves with Swords and Diamonds and famous Godet-made belt buckles for the Hitler Youth that filled almost an entire train. We here at Golden Eagle are sad that so many of our members have left but we recognize that those of us who remain are the essence of true collectors. And I want to add a personal note to my many friends! Eunice is recovering very nicely after falling into her cousin’s newly-opened septic tank. After two hours immersion, she is still very chipper and although she is getting better, she still is sleeping in the garage but we expect that with another steam-cleaning, Eunice will be back in the house by Thanksgiving! Russ Hackman’s enormous collection of German military cigarette packs got quite a boost on Thursday when he bought a box of SS cigarettes from the Basil Colon Auction. I always recommend Basil as a source for the unexpected and wonderful! His sale of Eva Braun’s shopping lists last month was a brilliant success. Just imagine, readers, over five hundred pages of real historical treasures!