LOT OF ELEVEN (11) ITEMS PERTAINING TO GERMAN WORLD WAR II LUFTWAFFE
STUKA PILOT AND GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD WINNER LIEUTENANT HEINZ SCHMITT
Shown at the bottom of the preceeding page is an enlarged photo of dagger’s handle with decorative twisted wire insert, which are both fully intact, with only minor dings and scratches in its vibrant orange colored plastic surface. Even without being associated with the other pieces in this lot, this particular presentation dagger represents a unique piece of history all by itself, which merits it a place of distinction in any serious collection
of World War II era German edged weapons.
Item #5: 2ND MODEL LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGERS
This lot of items also includes the original gray cloth and silver brocade hangers that originally came with Lt. Schmitt's Presentation Luftwaffe 2nd model dagger. For reference, this item is complete and undamaged, exhibiting only reasonable wear consistent with its age. While not visible here, the reverse side of the hangers are in equally excellent condition, with no tears or rips of any kind. Moreover, the hanger's metal hardware remains fully intact and functional, inclusive of its wire spring upper attachment clip and dagger ring holders.
Further, as demonstrated by the photo of this item shown above, the quality of the materials used in their production is wholly consistent with their reported use as an accouterment for the high quality, engraved 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger presented to Lieutenant Schmitt by his hometown on the occasion of his winning the German Cross in gold.
SIX REMAINING PIECES
Pictured above is a group photo of the remaining six (6) individual badges and insignia that are included in this lot. While none of these other original, German World War II items are personalized to Lieutenant Schmitt, as the Schmitt family statement, death notification, mailing envelope, engraved dagger and hangers are respectively, they were all, nevertheless acquired from an impeachable source under the clear understanding that they all previously belonged to Lieutenant Schmitt.
Consequently, in the interest of avoiding historical Karma, none of these remaining items will be independently sold by Rare Militaria, but rather, will only be offered as an integral component of the sale of this complete lot of Lieutenant Schmitt’s artifacts. That being clearly articulated, a detailed inspection of each of these remaining pieces confirms their manufacturer using high quality materials and professional level production techniques.