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Item of the Week : 08/22/14
(Army Dagger w/Portepee #28475)
Welcome! Johnson Reference Books & Militaria boasts the largest online catalogue of German dress daggers, German swords, German bayonets, and other German militaria offered world-wide. We have over 2,100 items of original German Imperial and Third Reich edged weapons, parts and accouterments, as well as out-of-print and current militaria reference books.
Our 46+ years of service has given us an unprecedented advantage in the German militaria market.
THIES & JOHNSON MILITARY AUCTIONS
We are pleased to announce to the collecting community the launch of a new US-based auction house in the greater Washington, DC area operated by Andreas Thies, Thomas Johnson, and Michael Everett.
The first auction event will be held on October 24-25, 2014 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It will feature a large number of fine collectibles such as the formal award document for the Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross conferred on December 31, 1941 upon German U-Boat Commander Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, the legendary Commander of “U-96” who became immortal through the well known movie, Das Boot, by Wolfgang Petersen. This is arguably one of the finest Oak Leaves Documents that has ever been offered for auction.
Other highlights from the Third Reich period are a truly magnificent Combined Pilot Observer Badge in Diamonds awarded by Hermann Göring (one of the few originals), and one of the finest SA-High Leader Daggers known to exist in private hands.
Next to a wide variety of WWII and Third Reich collectibles, medals, daggers, and historical and military antiques from many countries and periods, the Fred Rockwood collection of Imperial German Orders and Medals will be another highlight of this ground-breaking first auction.
In addition, one of the top items of this sale will be an original 1813 Grand Cross to the Iron Cross, arguably one of the most important pre-1918 German Medals, offered from a highly important German Collection. Also included in this first auction will be an illustrious and extensively-documented grouping of the WWI German Tank Battle Badge (Kampfwagenabzeichen) with award documents to Feldwebel Karl Eggert (1. Komp. Kraftfahr-Abteilung 3, Schwere Kampfwagen-Abt. 1).
Although this new company is completely independent from Auktionshaus Andreas Thies Germany (which will continue its widely recognized prestigious High End Sales of Orders, Medals and Militaria in Germany), this new US-based auction house will cooperate closely with both Auktionshaus Andreas Thies and Johnson Reference Books & Militaria. This transatlantic alliance will provide a whole new range of services and possibilities to both buyers and consignors.
The combined expertise and integrity of Andreas Thies, with his 30 years of experience in the auction business and his unprecedented knowledge of Orders and Medals; LTC (ret.)Tom Johnson, who has been one of the world’s leading authorities on WWII German daggers for the past 50 years and the author of some of the definitive reference books on the subject; and COL (ret.) Michael Everett, as a renowned expert in WWII German Medals and Militaria, will guarantee to collectors what we have chosen to be the motto of our business:
QUALITY – AUTHENTICITY – EXCELLENCE
We will be happy to accept consignments until early August should you wish to have some quality single items or collections included in this sale. As of now, auctions will be scheduled for twice a year in spring and autumn.
Our experts will be happy to meet you at the following shows: Freising (June 12-14), OMSA Convention in Irvine, CA (August 14-17), Reichershofen (September 18-20), the MAX Show (October 2-4) and Gunzenhausen (October 9-11) as well as Kassel (November 26-30).
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Thies & Johnson Military Auctions
Chatham Square Office Park # 403
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22405
Tel. (+1) 540 – 424 – 1338