Newsletter 276 January 14, 2018
Here we have a wooden “Himmler Presentation Plate” that has been recently carved by a German, one Torsten Belger, for the pleasure of collectors and the enrichment of crooked dealers and auctioneers.
In quality, this is a much better modern production item than the very crude, mismatched “Himmler Chairs” produced for an American dealer.
And then there is the awful “SS Paratrooper badge” which we will cover in our next newsletter.
6 thoughts on “Newsletter 276 January 14, 2018”
Sir: These plates, and some boxes, are now being sold for large amounts of money by German and American dealers. I think I have seen this plate on an Alexander auction company. They have very stupid fakes most of the time such as a huge pair of undershorts they say belonged to Hitler. So big as to be obvious. I will get you more pictures of the SS plates and you can have them to use. And what about that huge carved Himmler chair that stupid person in Georgia is trying to sell? These swindlers and liars are selling things only a fool would buy.
The plate is well-done and I have seen the boxes. The Himmler chair (there are four of them…different work and different wood and all brand new) is not well-done at all. I saw the Hitler underwear and anyone who would pay money for it deserves what he gets. Sturm in Germany makes, and sells, uniforms that are as good as the originals. However, they do not sell them as original but copies. There is nothing wrong with this but the dealers get their hands on them and pretend they belonged to SS generals. That is wrong. ADR
In my opinion, this whole collecting business is a water hole for flat nuts. I have run into some of the dealers and they are very ignorant, nasty and opinionated. This WAF sounds like a group therapy session for small children. Like the dealers, the members are ignorant, nasty and opinionated. Most original items are in private collections so why do dealers have laundry baskets full of daggers, hats, medals? They find huge stashes under some Polish barn a week ago? They always say they got their fakes from a vet. What? Someone who medicates animals? Who was the vet? You ask that question and the dealer sneers at you as do the WAF fools. They deserve what they are getting.
The market is soft and it would not take much effort to weed out the fakers and the fools. Wait until you see the “SS paratrooper badge” I am working on now. A piece of junk worth three dollars as a Halloween present to mental cases. ADR
Adler militaria also sold these along with other fake rubbish
I will look them up. Thank you. ADR