The Golden Eagle Militaria Forum News Letter
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
- SS General’s Belt Buckle Guns Jack Mehoff
- 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
We members of the Golden Eagle Militaria Forum are under siege by very warped and criminally evil forces. Yes, I am speaking here of the publications of the warped and crooked Lothar Sneed internet site. We all know that Sneed is either the vile Ronald Pelham or Ytzak Liebermann. He thinks he can publish under fake names but the Golden Eagle sees all! And of course Edna Semen reminds me the culprit could also be MacMillian Fong or his sister Eunice. These sick people have been writing a series of articles about the well-known and certainly genuine SS General’s Belt Buckle Guns. We all know these are genuine and Jack Mehoff, our moderator, has written a really impressive book on the subject. And Jack always gives a CoA with all his buckle guns. Last month, as we know if we attended the Ernie Show in Bad Seepage, Ohio, Jack sold Heinrich Himmler’s own gun to a Russian collector. But the Sneed site claims that these buckles are being made in India! Another site claims they are made in Poland be we know that the Poles could never make anything as beautiful as these wonderful pieces. Our message is to boycott these vile sites and never write about them for our twenty thousand respectable members!
This from the Maryland Gauleiter
I do not think it is a really good idea to mention Poland on this site. There is a controversy about the Eva Braun napkin ring going on and also the Schloss Wewelsburg Damascus Door Handles. The less said the better about Poland, guys.
This from Captain 88
I think most members would disagree with Maryland Gauleiter. Real Wewelsburg door handles face to the right but the fake ones made in Peru face to the left. Maryland Gauleiter doesn’t know what he’s talking about and if he keeps this up, we should kick him off the forum for disobedience.
This from the Maryland Gauleiter
.As usual, Captain 88 lets his big mouth overload his ass. I’ll bet he has a fake Eva Braun napkin ring! I know he has a fake Godet ‘500’ tank badge because I saw it at the Ernie Show. It’s you, Captain 88, that ought to be kicked out.
This from Forum Chief Basil Colon
I think we should all step back a few feet and calm down here. Couldn’t Wewelsburg door handles face both ways? And Godet did make a ‘500’ tank badge because I happen to have a real one in my own collection! My father got it from a well-known Panzer general just after the war so there cannot be any argument here, boys!
This from Moderator Saul Scrotum
Yes, the Forum Chief is correct. But did you know that Godet also made a ‘1000’ tank badge? You can see a picture of it on page 95 of my book on Godet tank badges. Just some information to help collectors.
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 Investment Quality 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 and his Damascus BB-gun!
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 thousand, eight 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.