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Old 11-05-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, new to the market and never seen before until now.

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WW2 Third Reich SS Promotion documents hand signed by Reichfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler. An important collection of three promotion documents each to Ludwig Wollenhaupt, SS number 309727, Nazi Party number 181836. The first details his initial promotion on 20th Sept 1938 from SS Mann to SS Untersturmfuhrer to Himmler's personal staff. This document is on Himmler's personal stationary headed "Reichfuhrer SS" and is embossed, ink stamped and signed by Himmler in ink. The second document is again on Reichfuhrer SS stationary with embossed seal, ink stamp and signed by Himmler in ink, dated 10 Marz 1941 for promotion to SS Obersturmfuhrer. The third document is once again on Reichfuhrer SS stationary, embossed seal, ink stamp and signed in ink by Himmler, at his Feld-Kommandostelle 27 Feb 1943 for promotion to SS Hauptsturmfuhrer. In addition to Himmler's signature there are initialed annotations for SS Personnel Main Office chiefs SS-Gruppenführer Walter Schmitt and SS-Obergruppenführer and General of the Waffen-SS Maximilian von Herff.

Ludwig Wollenhaupt was born on 29/08/1882 in Grossenbehringen, Waltershausen, Sachen. He served in the Bavarian Army in WW1 in Jager Regt No3. He later became a School Inspector in Detmold and was in charge of implementing Nazi doctrine into the school curriculum.

Also included in this lot is a Verordnungsblatt des Militarbefehshabers in Frankreich (VOBIF) dated 31st Oct 1941.

All these documents are new to the market and were the property of a Free French Veteran who fought in the Campaign of 1940 and who later served as an Intel Officer in 1944-45 being a fluent German speaker.


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Very, very cool set of docs.
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Old 11-07-2019, 06:40 AM   #5
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100% authentic documents with original signatures of Himmler and initials of Walter Schmitt and Max von Herff. Nice.
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Thanks for the comments.

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Looking forwards to seeing what these sell for tomorrow.

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Looking forwards to seeing what these sell for tomorrow.

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£1,200 - https://hansonslive.hansonsauctionee...6featured%3Dno

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And the provenance for this impressive group is?
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These are the typical promotion documents issued to SS officers below the rank of Brigadeführer. The "belt buckle" headed stationery usually commands a higher value than standard Himmler signed documents with basic content. Although the condition is not excellent, to achieve that price for three "belt buckle" promotion documents is more than satisfactory for the new owner.
There is no doubt of authenticity.
The vast majority of documents usually come without any provenance, but possibly Adrian can assist with further information. Personally, at that price, I would be a very happy buyer.
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