COMING IN MAY 2021
EXCEPTIONALLY RARE WWII GERMAN MAYOR’S CHAIN OF OFFICE WITH CENTRAL HITLER MEDALLION.
This is one of the true rarities in the field of WWII German collecting. It is a mayor’s neck Chain of Office belonging to the towns of Spesbach & Katzenbach. The chain was brought back to this country at the end of WWII by Lieutenant Colonel Howard C. Dellert. The chain consists of 2 engraved links that read, “Gemeinde Spesbach” & “Gemeinde Katzenbach” along w/ 4 links that have WWII German political leader eagles on the front. The chain further includes 8 links that depict crossed oak leaves & acorns, 2 links that have a DAF cog wheel insignia & 4 links that depict the insignia of the Reichsnahrstand. Each link is connected by silver chain. The central medallion hanging from the chain depicts a profile view of the head of Adolf Hitler on the front along w/ the words, “Der Fuhrer und Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler” w/ a Party symbol. On the reverse is a wreath of oak leaves & acorns. A stunning rarity that would be the centerpiece of any WWII German insignia or award collection.