This page contains items from the German Third Reich. These are offered for historical purposes only and not in order to incite hatred or intolerance in any form. Our items have been used in multiple scholarly publications, donated to multiple museums (including at least one Holocaust museum), and appeared in multiple historical/antique television shows. We have been a respected member of the stamp-collecting community for over two decades. Our pieces are for serious collectors and historians only.
1-29 of 371 total, page 1 of 13
Id/PicTitle/DescriptionPrice
Berliner Grosskampftags der grossen Revolution Marz 1919: Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) photograph of Freikorps barricade in Berlin during the violent Strassenkampf or 'street battles' that took place between the left wing Spartakists / Communists and the center-right (Socialists, Imperialists, and Freikorps in an uneasy alliance) as both sides attempted to seize power. After early Communist victories the Socialist-Right Wing coalition (led by Friedrich Ebert) eventually won. Later, though, many of those same Freikorps soldiers turned on the Republic they helped found, yet despised, and joined the SA, where their street muscle was used by a certain Austrian corporal to propel himself into power.
US$119
Auch ich bin ein Opfer der Revolution / I'm also a victim of the Revolution : Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) photograph of damaged statue in Berlin during the violent Strassenkampf or 'street battles' that took place between the left wing Spartakists / Communists and the center-right (Socialists, Imperialists, and Freikorps in an uneasy alliance) as both sides attempted to seize power. After early Communist victories the Socialist-Right Wing coalition (led by Friedrich Ebert) eventually won. Later, though, many of those same Freikorps soldiers turned on the Republic they helped found, yet despised, and joined the SA, where their street muscle was used by a certain Austrian corporal to propel himself into power.
US$41
Patriotic postcard featuring Oberstleutnant von Epp of the Royal Bavarian Leib-Regiment (bodyguard regiment for the Bavarian royalty), with service cachet of the regiment. von Epp was a decorated veteran of the SW Africa colonial campaigns, and went on to create a Freikorps under his name to fight Communists in Bavaria in the 1918-20 Revolutions / coups, and then in WWII became Reichsstatthalter of Bavaria.
US$99
1. Landesschiessen der Einwohnerwehr Bayerns: Original recruiting postcard for Bavarian Einwohnerwehr / Citizen Protective Force (one of the extra-judicial 'Free Companies'), advertising their 1st shooting festival in September of 1920 just after the street battles when the Freikorps and Communists were fighting for Germany, and when the history of the country was still being written; just a few months after the Kapp Putsch. Slightly worn, good condition.
US$209
Original recruiting postcard for Berlin-Treptow Garde Nachrichten Bataillon - Fernsprecher Funker / Signals Battalion Radioman 1919, during the time when the Freikorps were still trying to carve fiefdoms out of the dismantled remnants of the Russian and Austrian empires in the east.
US$349
Original recruiting postcard for Augsburger Garnisontag / Augsburg Garrison Day just after the street battles when the Freikorps and Communists were fighting for Germany, and when the history of the country was still being written; just a few months after the Kapp Putsch. Slightly worn, good condition.
US$209
Scarce Real Photo Postcard RPPC of Communist leader Rosa Luxemburg, with black mourning border. Along with leader karl Liebknecht, Rosa was captured, tortured, and brutally executed on July 15, 1919. Evne though her views were much more nuanced than the mainstream Communist Party, she is still a hero to the far left. Slightly worn, excellent condition. Hard to find period pictures of this feidty little woman.
US$119
Original, period, Real Photo RPPC showing revolutionary machine gun guards under cover in a Berlin graveyard (not the name plaque and burial mound at left) during the Kapp Putsch in March of 1920. By Michaelis of Berlin, signed in the negative at bottom.
US$229
Revolution in Wilhemshaven: Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) photograph of sailors march in Wilhelmshaven at the beginning of the 1918-1920 German Revolution, which started with wholesale Communist/Socialist "Soldier's Councils" mutinees in the Navy and spread throughout Germany into the violent Strassenkampf or 'street battles' that took place between the left wing Spartakists / Communists and the center-right (Socialists, Imperialists, and Freikorps in an uneasy alliance) as both sides attempted to seize power. A little adherence center reverse from mounting in photo album, else top condition.
US$69
Original, period, Real Photo RPPC showing the Barricade on Langestrasse in the 1919 Berlin street battles ('Strassenkampf') for control of the city and country. By Michaelis in Berlin, signed in the negative at bottom.
US$159
A Real Photo Postcard (RPPC) photograph of Panzerkampfwagen (PzKfw) aka a tank with Regierungstruppe / Reichswehr / Freikorps in Berlin during the violent Strassenkampf or 'street battles' that took place between the left wing Spartakists / Communists and the center-right (Socialists, Imperialists, and Freikorps in an uneasy alliance) as both sides attempted to seize power. After early Communist victories the Socialist-Right Wing coalition (led by Friedrich Ebert) eventually won. Later, though, many of those same Freikorps soldiers turned on the Republic they helped found, yet despised, and joined the SA, where their street muscle was used by a certain Austrian corporal to propel himself into power.
US$219
Feldpost cover from Freikorps member with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, folded in center, genuine usage, as per scans. With Deutsche Feldpost 716b CDS on the front and Deutsche Feldpostexpedition 716 handstamp below hand-write "Grenzschutz Ost" reverse.
US$229
Feldpost card from soldier in Pasewalk with the Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans. Datelined "Freiwillige Golenbiewski zZt transport" / "Volunteer Golenbiewski at this time in transport"; with cancel of Pasewalk Bahnhof / railway station on the border of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the Eastern Edge of the Germany.
US$92
Feldpost cover from soldier with Inf Regiment 157 in Sagan (now Zagan, Poland) on the Grenzschutz Ost, during the border wars in the East following the WWI Armistice in the West. Datelined Grenzschutz Ost, with '20' penalty postage even though this was a Feldpost. Along with a Real Photo RPPC (album adherence reverse) showing Freikorps volunteer soldier group.
US$229
Feldpost cover from Freikorps member in the Badisches Freiwilliger Bataillon in Thorn, serving with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, trimmed open at top, genuine usage, as per scans. With Deutsche Feldpost 3067 (rare)
US$229
Feldpost New Years RPPC to Freikorps soldier in Glatz (now Poland), with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans. With cancel of Breslau, now Wroclaw, Poland.
US$57
Bayerisches Schuetzenregiment / Bavarian Rifle Regiment Batterie Streck with Freikorps on the Grenzschutz Ost during the border wars with the newly freed nations formerly under the Austrian or Russian crowns. The first document is a photo ID with permit to hold a weapon, 2ith 2M revenue tied by handstamped Zeitfreiwillige Korps der Schutzem Brigade 21. The second document is an Ausweis / ID pass for the man to go to Konstanz and back, handstamped with Bayerisches Freikorps Grenzschutz Ost cachet. Both genuinely used, with filepunches at top. Rare.
US$579
Feldpost cover from soldier with the Freiwillige Regiment 14 in Podumble, Litauen / Lithuania army of the Grenzschutz Ost, on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage as per scans. Datelined DFP3007, with Freiwillige Reft 14 II Bataillon cachet (rare).
US$349
Feldpost card from soldier with Fernsperch Abteilung 121 during the era of border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI, and when the Freikorps-Socialists-Inperialist were engaged in running street battles with the far-left Spartakist - Communists. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans. With cancel of Hanau.
US$57
Unruhstadt picture postcard used as a Feldpost from soldier with Luftschiffer Abteilung Nr27 with the Freikorps Grenzschutz Ost, on the front lines of the border wars (in the area of Posen and Frankfurt/Oder) in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage as per scans. Datelined DFP716. Given the exact date, postcard subject, and handwritten remarks, this seems to be the card from Borlinghaus' Deutsche Feldpost 1914-1918. A scarce Luftschiffer Freikorps card.
US$409
Scarce, original, release for sergeant in Infantry Regiment 32 just after the end of WWI, when the Communists (usually called Spartakisten or Spartacists, but really meaning any left-leaning group) seized power in a number of cities (so-called Spartakus Putsch), only to be deposed by right-wing counter-revolutions and/or the newly forming national government, with the help of volunteer 'Freikorps', or Free Corps fighters. With Soldatenrat Meiningen cachet from one of the idealistic and short lived Communistic "Worker's and Soldier's Councils" formed primarily from the disillusioned sailors from the Kaiser's Navy, along with fellow travelers from the ranks of soldiers and workers.
US$229
Feldpost cover from soldier in Bremen during the unsettled time after the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, with border wars in the East and running street battles between the far-left Spartakist-Communists and the Freikorps-Socialists-Imperialists.
US$57
Feldpost cover to member of Freikorps Bataillon Buelow with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans.
US$99
Scarce, original, document from the Security Command of the Worker and Soldier's Council, Hannover about the transfer of an Army man. From the unsettled period of German history after the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II, when the Communists (usually called Spartakisten or Spartacists, but really meaning any left-leaning group) seized power in a number of cities (so-called Spartakus Putsch), only to be deposed by right-wing counter-revolutions and/or the newly forming national government, with the help of volunteer 'Freikorps', or Free Corps fighters. With handstamp of 3. Kompagnie Sicherheits Kommando des Arbeiter u. Soldaten-Rates Hannover. Signed by Vizefeldwebelcachet from one of the idealistic and short lived Communistic "Worker's and Soldier's Councils" formed primarily from the disillusioned sailors from the Kaiser's Navy, along with fellow travelers from the ranks of soldiers and workers.
US$229
Feldpost cover from soldier with the Feld Artillery Regiment in Guestrow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern on the Grenzschutz Ost, on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage as per scans.
US$57
Feldpost cover to member of Freikorps Bataillon Buelow with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans.
US$99
Feldpost cover from Freikorps soldier in Stettin, with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans.
US$99
Feldpost cover from office of the Weapons and Equipment Inspector at Zinnowitz auf Usedom on the northern coast of Germany, with seal of Inspection fuer Waffen und Geraet.
US$34
Feldpost cover from member of 3rd Marine Brigade serving with the Grenzschutz Ost formations on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. Worn, genuine usage, as per scans. Postmarked Beuthen, Oberschlesien (now Bytom, Poland).
US$169
Feldpost RPPC ("Remember the day of the Roses" - Valentines?) to Freikorps soldier in Glatz (now Poland), with the makeshift Grenzschutz Ost army on the front lines of the border wars in the East following the collapse of the German Empire in WWI. A bit worn, genuine usage, as per scans. With cancel of Tscherbeney, now Czermna, Poland.
US$57