Premier Firearms Auction

May 2022

Our first Premier auction for 2022! This event will assemble collections from different countries and  bring them under one roof.

This is a unique opportunity to add rare and desirable firearms & militaria to your collection.

Poulin Firearms Auction

Auction Highlights

WWII German Militaria

WWII GERMAN GENERAL’S UNIFORM COAT, PANTS & BELT BELONGING TO GENERAL HANS VON SALMUTH ALONG WITH HIS PROMOTION DOCUMENT TO GENERALLEUTNANT.

WWII GERMAN GENERAL’S UNIFORM COAT, PANTS & BELT BELONGING TO GENERAL HANS VON SALMUTH ALONG WITH HIS PROMOTION DOCUMENT TO GENERALLEUTNANT.

General Hans von Salmuth was born in 1888 & joined the German Army in 1907. He served during WWI & during the Weimar Republic era. He was Chief of Staff of the 2nd Corps from 1934 to 1937 when he was assigned as Chief of Staff to the 1st Army Group. In 1938 he was moved to Chief of Staff to the 2nd Army Group and in 1939 became Chief of Staff of Army Group North during the Invasion of Poland. He held several other positions throughout the Army & early in 1943 was advanced to Generaloberst, the second highest officer rank in the Wehrmacht. He served in Russia for which he would later face a war crimes trial. In the summer of 1943, he was reassigned to command the 15th Army defending against the upcoming allied invasion. He was relieved of his command after the disintegration of the German defenses.

PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dennis Ottaway.

WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE COLONEL’S UNIFORM BELONGING TO GUNTHER LUTZGOW WHO WAS CREDITED WITH 110 VICTORIES IN OVER 300 COMBAT MISSIONS.

WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE COLONEL’S UNIFORM BELONGING TO GUNTHER LUTZGOW WHO WAS CREDITED WITH 110 VICTORIES IN OVER 300 COMBAT MISSIONS.

Colonel Gunther Lutzow was one of the best known & most successful aces of WWII. He is credited with 110 victories in more than 300 combat missions. His flight service started in the Spanish Civil War with 5 confirmed kills. He went on to score 20 victories over the Western Front & 85 victories over the Eastern Front. He became Group Commander of JG3 late in 1939 & held various positions in the Luftwaffe despite his difficult reputation. He refused to comply with SS orders to supply men for execution squads thus earning the ire of the SS as well as the NSDAP. He recorded 2 victories while flying the new ME262 jet fighter but was missing in action & presumed killed a few days later on April 24, 1945.

PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dennis Ottaway.

WWII GERMAN ARMY PANZER MAJOR’S UNIFORM, PANTS & HAT BELONGING TO ALO ZIMMERMANN.

WWII GERMAN ARMY PANZER MAJOR’S UNIFORM, PANTS & HAT BELONGING TO ALO ZIMMERMANN.

Uniform coat is a very fine sage green wool gabardine with 6 aluminum pebble finished buttons down the front (1 unattached but included in pocket) & 1 on each pocket. Both sides of the front of the uniform, as well as the cuffs & dark green collar, are entirely piped in pink. There are 3 loops above the left breast pocket to support a medal bar. There are also 3 pairs of loops on & below the left pocket to support badges. Shoulder boards are woven silver bullion on pink with the intertwined letters, “GD” attached. This denotes a Major in the Grossdeutschland Regiment. The collar has silver bullion Army officer collar tabs backed in pink. There is a high relief silver bullion Army eagle above the right breast pocket. The uniform shows a lg. braided silver bullion aiguillette extending from the right shoulder board down the front & rear of the uniform & connecting to the 2nd button from the top. The right sleeve has a silver bullion on black wool cuff title that reads, “Grossdeutschland”. The interior is lined with dark green rayon. There is a slit on the left side to facilitate a dagger/sword hanger. The sleeves are lined in a white rayon material. The label below the inside collar reads, “WILHELM Holters BERLIN W 50 TAUENTZIENSTR. 16 GOLD. MED.1907(with an image of the medal)”. The interior of the left inside pocket has a tag that reads, “WILHELM Holters BERLIN W 50 TAUENTZIENSTR. 16 [Zimmermann Alo](written in ink) No. [5374](written in ink) den [Dec](written in ink) 19 [41](written in ink)”.

PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dennis Ottaway.

WWII GERMAN PANZER GRENADIER UNIFORM, PANTS, HAT, SHIRT, BOOTS, BINOCULARS & EARPHONES POSSIBLY BELONGING TO 1ST LIEUTENANT LOTHAR DOTMANN.

WWII GERMAN PANZER GRENADIER UNIFORM, PANTS, HAT, SHIRT, BOOTS, BINOCULARS & EARPHONES POSSIBLY BELONGING TO 1ST LIEUTENANT LOTHAR DOTMANN.

Uniform coat is of heavy black wool with black, 4 hole, sew on buttons in 2 sizes down the right side. The left breast has 3 sets of loops for badges & below the loops is a sewn on bullion SS rune patch. The shoulder boards are silver bullion on light green with a single pip denoting a 1st Lieutenant of the Panzer Grenadiers. The collar is piped in the same light green & the black wool collar tabs are also piped in light green with a Death’s Head device in the center of each. The left sleeve has a superb silver bullion police eagle & wreath insignia sewn on. The partial interior lining is of dark putty gray colored rayon. The inside back & sleeves are unlined. The inside left breast lining area is stamped, “ROGER KAUERT K.G. 40 43 104 62 64 Po 1943”. The pants are of the same heavy black wool material with a built in black cotton belt. There are 2 diagonally oriented slash pockets with flaps on the front & 2 additional pockets in the rear. There is also a watch pocket to the right of the fly. The fly closes with 4 exterior buttons & the waist closes with 2 interior buttons.
The cuffs have a single button flap closure with black cotton ties at the hem.

PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dennis Ottaway.

WWII GERMAN SS FORMAL EVENING DRESS UNIFORM COAT & PANTS OF BRIGADEFUHRER LEO GOTZMANN.

WWII GERMAN SS FORMAL EVENING DRESS UNIFORM COAT & PANTS OF BRIGADEFUHRER LEO GOTZMANN.

Brigadefuhrer Dr. Leo Gotzmann was born in 1893 & was the son of an Austrian NCO. He studied law at the University of Vienna & subsequently became a soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army ultimately serving during WWI. He joined the Austrian Police in 1920 serving in the Security Guard Militia from 1924-1933. In 1933 he was transferred back to police headquarters because of his increasing National Socialist activities. He was arrested subsequent to the July Putsch & tried for high treason. He received a life sentence but was freed after the Anschluss in 1938. He returned to service in the Vienna police & rose to the rank of Supreme Councilor to the Police President of Vienna. He became a member of the Reichstag where he remained throughout the war. He was named Police President of Vienna in January of 1941 & was the SS leader of the Reichs Main Security Office. Gotzmann was arrested after the assassination attempt on Hitler but was released & reassumed his duties. He died in American custody of natural causes.

PROVENANCE: Lifetime Collection of Dennis Ottaway.

A RARE WWII GERMAN ENLISTED SS PANZER PEAKED CAP & A FINE SCHUTZPOLIZEI SHAKO.

A RARE WWII GERMAN ENLISTED SS PANZER PEAKED CAP & A FINE SCHUTZPOLIZEI SHAKO.

A fine example of an enlisted grade WWII German panzer peaked cap & a standard WWII German Schutzpolitzei shako

SS PANZER PEAKED CAP: The crown is constructed of field green wool & the band is black wool. The entire cap is piped in pink denoting the owner’s attachment to a panzer unit. The front shows a metal SS eagle over a metal Death’s Head device. Black leather, 2 buckle chinstrap w/ central rectangular loop & black side buttons. Black visor w/ dark green underside. Brown leather sweatband w/ a dull, reddish tan, polished cotton lining. The inside crown lining is dull orange w/ only traces of the sweatshield remaining. The marking under the sweatshield remains clear & reads, “Fewegla (logo) Deutsche Wertarbeit”.

SCHUTZPOLITZEI SHAKO: A very fine example of a standard WWII German Schutzpolitzei shako w/ a black leather finished crown, chinstrap, visor & rear visor denoting use by city or town police. The underside of the visors is dark green. The body of the shako is covered in green wool felt & has 2 screened vent holes on each side. There is a lg. aluminum police eagle on the front w/ an aluminum cockade above. The side posts & chinstrap buckles are also aluminum. Light tan leather, 9 finger liner w/ missing tie. The inside crown is labeled, “HANS ROMER * Neu-Ulm (Donau) * “ & “Echt Fiber-Tschako”. The crown is also stamped w/ the size designation “54 1/2”.

An amazing Auction!

A huge multi day event with something from nearly every firearm and militaria genre. Something for EVERYONE!

-Richard T.