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  • ALBUM BELONGING TO MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN’S GREAT AUNT

    SKU: 15-32

    $1,595.00

    Clara von Richthofen was the paternal great-aunt of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen. She was the sister of Julius Georg Ludwig, the father of Albrecht von Richthofen, who was the father of Manfred and Lothar von Richthofen. Clara was born in 1829 and died in Berlin 1909. This album which was presented to her in 1845 by a favorite uncle (a von Berenhorst). There are numerous entries mostly from the 1840’s and 1850’s. There is at least one item as late as the 1870’s. She married Guido von Busse in 1850, and although they were married for 38 years, she had no children; which is why this album would have passed down into the Red Baron’s family. This very high quality album, in which Clara made entries for many years, is the journal and art album of a young Prussian noblewoman starting at the age of sixteen. On the opposite page from the dedication by her Uncle is her autograph, “Clara von Richthofen.” As the album develops we see the art and writings of a romantic young woman. There are lithographs (colored and black and white) of places that she visited and people that she admired. Many of these images have captions which due to their age are somewhat faded. There are several poems sprinkled through the album. As you go through the album there are also several examples of pressed flowers and leaves which are surprisingly nice for being one hundred and fifty years old. There are also at least…

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-513 XMD

    $75.00 $63.75

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-514 XMD

    $75.00 $63.75

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-515 XMD

    $75.00 $63.75

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-516 XMD

    $75.00 $63.75

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-517 XMD

    $75.00 $63.75

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARD - VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-518 XMD

    $75.00 $63.75

    MOVIE THEATER CARD – VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN. This is a full-color theater card from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,”. consignment item.

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  • Sale! MOVIE THEATER CARDS - SET OF 6 -VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN 

    MOVIE THEATER CARDS – SET OF 6 -VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN

    SKU: 16-519 XMD

    $375.00 $313.00

    MOVIE THEATER CARDS – SET OF 6 -VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN Please call 727.233-6173 or email kgreenfield@derrittmeister.com before ordering the set – so we may ensure all 6 mini posters are still available. These are full-color theater cards from the movie Von Richthofen & Brown. The movie was released in 1971 and is a highly fictionalized story about Manfred von Richthofen and Roy Brown. It starred John Phillip Law as von Richthofen and Don Stroud as Roy Brown. While the movie has some historical errors, its flying action employed many of the same airplanes that were used in the production of the Blue Max. The theater card measures 14” x 11,” consignment item

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  • GERMANY – FLAG – 2008 MOVIE THE RED BARON

    SKU: 25-98

    $2,395.00

    The movie The Red Baron (Der Rote Baron when originally released) is the story of Manfred von Richthofen. Today we are offering a flag used in that film. The Red Baron was filmed in Germany and released in 2008. Those of you who know me are aware that the hit movie The Blue Max (1966), was based on Jack D. Hunter’s best-selling novel. It is what inspired my lifelong love of Imperial Germany. As influential as the movie and novel have been in my life, I believe the German-made Der Rote Baron is a superior film. I am well aware of its faults, including a fabricated involvement with Roy Brown that utterly surpasses recorded historical truth, as well as a blatantly 21st Century interpretation of Käte Otersdorf’s character and romantic involvement with von Richthofen. Although much rumor and speculation exist about a possible relationship between the two, all we know from the historical record is that Otersdorf was the Baron’s nurse in July 1917, following the first time he was shot down. No credible evidence has surfaced to indicate otherwise. However, it made a compelling “Hollywood” storyline! As I once pointed out to Jack Hunter when he complained about The Blue Max film’s historical inaccuracies, mainstream motion pictures are NOT produced to satisfy historians, Imperial German Period enthusiasts, or antique collectors. They are created to ENTERTAIN as many average moviegoers as possible, thereby generating massive worldwide profits from ticket, concession, and DVD sales. Having a good-looking young woman jump into…

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  • GERMANY – SANKE CARD  – RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN -NR 533

    SKU: 42-318

    $150.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 533 of von Richthofen. This is a different variation of this card. It is what I refer to as a death card. It was produced in 1918 after the death of von Richthofen in April of that year. First we see a cross after Richthofen which indicates that he was deceased. Second the card was originally bordered in black. Over time this has faded into silver due to the oxidation of the card….    

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD  - RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR von RICHTHOFEN AND FOUR FELLOW PILOTS FROM JASTA 11  - NR 511

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD  – RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR von RICHTHOFEN AND FOUR FELLOW PILOTS FROM JASTA 11  – NR 511

    SKU: 42-312

    $140.00

    Jasta 11 was the most famous German squadron of WW I. Manfred von Richthofen was given command of it in January 1917 shortly after he received the Orden Pour le Mérite. He is seen with four of his fellow pilots from the squadron. From left to right there is Vizefeldwebel Sebastian Festner (12 victories), Leutnant Karl-Emil Schäfer (30 victories), Manfred von Richthofen (80 victories), Lothar von Richthofen (40 victories), Kurt Wolff (33 victories)….  

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  • SOUP BOWL FOR PLM WINNER AND WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL ARTHUR LAUMANN

    SKU: 14-293

    $425.00

    Arthur Laumann was born in 1894. When the war began in August 1914, Laumann volunteered and served in 3. Rheinisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr 83. (This regiment was newly raised in 1912 and garrisoned in Bonn-Düren). Having spent much of the war at the front, Laumann was finally accepted for pilot training in August 1917. In March 1918 he was posted to FA(A) 265. In May of 1918 he was transferred to single-seater service with Jasta 66. He briefly commanded this jasta as Jastaführer from July-August 1918. He was then honored to be transferred to Jasta 10, which was one of the four squadrons that had been assigned to JG 1 (later known as Jagdgeschwader Nr 1 Freiherr von Richthofen after the death of the famed ace in April 1918) under the initial command of Manfred von Richthofen. {Upon his death in April 1918 von Richthofen was succeeded by his hand-picked replacement, Wilhelm Reinhard. Reinhard was killed while testing aircraft in July 1918. The final commander of JG 1 was none other than Hermann Göring, who remained the commander until the armistice in November 1918. Interestingly prior to the air crash that took the life of Reinhard, the airplane was flown by Göring! Those of you who are fans of The Blue Max by Jack D. Hunter may find this similar to the crash of then Jastaführer Otto Heidemann immediately after Bruno Stachel flew the plane}. Returning to Laumann, after he joined JG 1 in August 1918 he received the 1914 Iron…

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  • GERMANY – BUST -RITTMEISTER MANFRED von RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 26-72

    $4,795.00

    In WW I aviation, no individual attracts more attention than Manfred Freiherr von Richthofen. He is not only the best-known of WW I Germany’s aces, but of ALL fighter pilots. He set the bar of achievement not only due to his eighty confirmed victories, but as the leader of Jasta 11, then as commander of the “Flying Circus,” JG 1. Who can say why he was and is so popular? He certainly had charisma, not only with his pilots but with the German people. He was every bit a “Rock Star” of his day. He was stopped in the streets by men and women who wanted his autograph. He wrote a best-selling autobiography while recuperating from injuries sustained the first time he was shot down (although he never truly recovered). His company was sought out by many military commanders and royals, including his Kaiser. It was all part of the magic that swirled around him. His death on 21 April 1918 did nothing to end the legend. If anything, it enhanced it. WW II’s Luftwaffe named a fighter unit after him, a practice that has continued to this day. Items pertaining to von Richthofen are extremely popular among collectors ninety years after his death. Sanke postcards can often fetch more than one hundred dollars. Any small item that relates to him can command serious money. Today we are both excited and pleased to be offering an amazing artifact connected to this famous young man. It is what I would term…

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  • GERMANY – POSTCARD – HARRY ROTHENBERG AVIATION CARD – 3001 – LOTHAR FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 42-320

    $110.00

    Today we offer Rothenberg card Nr 3001 of Lothar Freiherr von Richthofen (1894-1922) the younger brother of Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918). Like his elder brother Lothar was a cavalryman. Whereas Manfred was an Ulanen, Lothar was a Dragoner. Lothar followed Manfred into the Imperial German Air Service having served on the Eastern front and served a brief stint in an observation squadron. His first posting to a Jasta was to Jasta Nr 11 with his brother. He was wounded severely several times and his final score was forty victories including a dubious victory over the English ace Albert Ball who at the time was the top English ace. Lothar was killed in an air crash in 1922….  

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - LEUTNANT ERICH LOEWENHARDT - NR 641

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT LOTHAR VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 526

    SKU: 42-271

    $95.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 525 of Leutnant Lothar von Richthofen. Lothar was the younger brother of Manfred von Richthofen. He was assigned to Jasta 11 and commanded it in the absence of Manfred. He was injured on more than one occasion. He finished the war with forty confirmed victories. He was killed in a flying accident after the war….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - LEUTNANT LOTHAR FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 526

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT LOTHAR FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 526

    SKU: 42-250

    $75.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 526. The subject is Leutnant Lothar von Richthofen. He was the younger brother of Manfred von Richthofen. He would survive the war, although he suffered injuries on more than one occasion. His total score was forty confirmed victories in a relatively short time at the front…..

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  • POSTCARD - MAILED TO BRESLAU-AREA CITY NEAR MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN’S HOME

    POSTCARD – MAILED TO BRESLAU-AREA CITY NEAR MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN’S HOME

    SKU: 42-200 XMD

    $30.00

    POSTCARD – MAILED TO BRESLAU-AREA CITY NEAR MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN’S HOME This postcard was mailed in 1903. It shows an upper-class home near Breslau, the region where Manfred von Richthofen was born. The von Richthofens’ ancestral home was located in that area. A message is written beneath the home depicted on the obverse. The reverse reveals a series of three postmarks, one of which appears above a postage stamp. The recipient of the postcard was a noblewoman, perhaps a Freifrau (Baroness). Consignment item.

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  • BOOK - ERNST UDET: MEIN FLIEGERLEIBEN.

    GERMANY – BOOK – ERNST UDET: MEIN FLIEGERLEIBEN

    SKU: 16-507

    $75.00

    This is Ernst Udet’s German-language autobiography.(-1941). Born in 1896, he became WW I’s lead surviving German Ace, with sixty-two confirmed victories. Only Manfred von Richthofen, who was shot down in April 1918, was more victorious. Udet was one of the young German flyers that the Red Baron selected to join him in JG 1, where he was assigned to Jasta 11. He held squadron command under von Richthofen and Hermann Göring….

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  • OVERSIZED AUTOGRAPHED WW I ACE AND WW II LUFTWAFFE GENERAL ERNST UDET POSTCARD

    SKU: 19-239

    $1,695.00

    Ernst Udet (1886-1941) was Germany’s second-leading WW I ace. He was recognized by Manfred von Richthofen for his flying ability and recruited to join Jasta 11. Therein lay a problem that Udet had for the balance of his life. When flying he was a genius, and certainly one of Germany’s ablest pilots. Outside an airplane cockpit, however, his life was not as smooth or easy. After WW I, in which he had sixty-two confirmed victories, he remained involved in aviation as a supreme stunt pilot and an aircraft manufacturer. He also drifted into numerous relationships and marriages, none of which were successful. He joined the Nazi Party in 1933 and became involved in the Luftwaffe’s creation under his old boss, Hermann Göring. (Göring was the third and final commander of JG 1. Manfred von Richthofen was the first). In his Luftwaffe role, he was closely involved in the development of new aircraft. He is best known for his involvement with the JU-87 Stuka. He had seen the capability of early 1930’s U.S.-built Curtiss aircraft. (It was Udet’s idea to add the screaming, dive-attack siren to the JU-87 that made it notorious). Due to mounting political pressure, Udet killed himself in November 1941. The public was not informed of this, just as they were not told of Generalfeldmarschall Erwin Rommel’s (forced) suicide. He was buried as a hero and revered by the German people. Today we are offering an oversized postcard that measures 4 1/4″ x 6.” It is based on…

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  • LIMITED EDITION PRINT “THE RINGMASTER” by STAN STOKES

    SKU: 16-447

    $75.00

    Stan Stokes is one of today’s premier WW I aviation artists. We are offering a signed and numbered print of his “The Ringmaster.” The limited edition print is number 2389/4750, and measures 11 ½” x 16.” The print’s subject is Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen (1892-1918) and his feared Fokker Dr 1 triplane. He has pulled behind two British Sopwith Camels that are pursuing another Dr 1. Included with the print is a COA (Certificate of Authenticity) that features a brief biography of von Richthofen. It is a handsome, colorful rendition of the “Red Baron.”

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  • GERMANY – GUSTAV LIERSCH CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 7898

    SKU: 42-333

    $135.00

    This is a Gustav Liersch card Nr 7898 of Manfred von Richthofen. It is the identical pose of Sanke card Nr 503. This is the most sought-after pose of the Red Baron. It does have a rubber stamp of the reverse of a postcard firm in Dusseldorf. This would make a fine companion to Sanke card Nr 503….  

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  • GERMANY – SANKE CARD – RITTER MAX VON MÜLLER – NR 444

    SKU: 42-322

    $70.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 444 of Leutnant Max Ritter von Müller. He was an interesting and very aggressive pilot. Standing only a bit over five feet tall he fought like a giant. He was one of the most highly decorated pilots of WW I. Only Manfred von Richthofen had more awards than him. While he was a Bavarian by birth he was actually inducted into the Prussian army and flew in two Prussian Jasta, Jasta 28 and Jasta 2. He briefly commanded Jasta 2, renamed Jasta Boelcke in honor of its founder and the man behind the idea of forming hunting squadrons which flew single seater scouts. Max Ritter von Müller received his Pour le Mérite on 3 September 1917….    

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  • GERMANY – SANKE – LEUTNANT KARL BOLLE – NR 657

    SKU: 42-321

    $95.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 657 of Leutnant Karl Bolle (1893-1950). He began his military career in 1913 as a One Year Volunteer in a Kürassier Regiment. In 1914-1916 he served with this regiment. He was wounded at least once during this time. He then transferred to the Imperial German Air Service in 1916. He was then assigned to an observation squadron and his observer was Lothar von Richthofen. He finally moved to Jasta 28. He was then posted to Jasta 2 in February 1918 (Jasta Boelcke). Jasta 2 had lost three PLM winners who commanded the Jasta in short order. He was to be the final commander of Jasta 2 and from the time he was made commander Jasta 2 which flew Fokker Dr 1’s had the second most victories of any Jasta. He would receive the Orden Pour le Mérite on 28 August 1918 and would finish the war with thirty-six victories. He held a number of jobs after the war including some aviation related. He did not formally serve in the Luftwaffe but served as an advisor to Hermann Göring….  

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  • GERMANY-  SANKE CARD - RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR von RICHTHOFEN - NR 533

    GERMANY-  SANKE CARD – RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR von RICHTHOFEN – NR 533

    SKU: 42-313

    $140.00

    Little need to be said about the career of Manfred von Richthofen. He was the ace of aces during WW I and no one sparks more interest in the history of aviation than him….  

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - ERICH LOEWENHARDT - NR 641

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – ERICH LOEWENHARDT – NR 641

    SKU: 42-310

    $110.00

    Erich Loewenhardt was the third ranking German ace of WW I with fifty-four confirmed victories. Only Manfred von Richthofen and Ernst Udet achieved more victories than him….  

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  • POSTCARD - GERMANY - MANFRED von RICHTHOFEN AND AND GENERAL von HOEPPNER - GUSTAV LIERSCH - NR 7847 

    POSTCARD – GERMANY – MANFRED von RICHTHOFEN AND AND GENERAL von HOEPPNER – GUSTAV LIERSCH – NR 7847

    SKU: 42-300

    $150.00

    Gustav Liersch along with Willy Sanke were the two leading firms producing aviation postcards. In fact they often shared the same photographs and in this case the name Sanke appears in the lower right corner of the postcard. We currently have on offer a Sanke card which features Manfred von Richthofen and General Ernst von Hoeppner….  

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  • GERMANY – BOOK – DER ROTE KAMPFFLEIGER – BY RITTMEISTER MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 16-513

    $125.00

    This book was written by Manfred Richthofen in the Summer of 1917 with a severe head wound. He was never really the same and although adding to his number of victories he was a different man and more fatalistic….  

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER - NR 509

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER – NR 509

    SKU: 42-258

    $175.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 509 of Manfred von Richthofen and Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner. Von Hoeppner was the commander of the Imperial German Air Service….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - ERNST UDET - AUTOGRAPHED - NR 621

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – ERNST UDET – AUTOGRAPHED – NR 621

    SKU: 42-253

    $1,695.00

    Our offering today is an autographed Sanke car Nr 621. His signature appears across his chest. On the reverse we see that this card was mailed in 1918 thus this is a war time signature. In the message box there is mention that he was a member of Geschwader Richthofen (JG 1)……

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 503

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 503

    SKU: 42-257

    $140.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 503 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is arguably the most popular of his Sanke cards and the one that I get the most requests for. It is one of his earlier poses and shows him from the chest up. He is wearing and overcoat over his tunic. His Orden Pour le Mérite is perfectly framed. He is wearing a visor cap at a jaunty angle. But what makes this pose so popular is his face. The seriousness of a Prussian officer and the penetrating eyes of a hunter…..

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 503

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 503

    SKU: 42-256

    $140.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 503 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is arguably the most popular of his Sanke cards and the one that I get the most requests for. It is one of his earlier poses and shows him from the chest up. He is wearing and overcoat over his tunic. His Orden Pour le Mérite is perfectly framed. He is wearing a visor cap at a jaunty angle. But what makes this pose so popular is his face. The seriousness of a Prussian officer and the penetrating eyes of a hunter…..

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER - NR 509

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER – NR 509

    SKU: 42-259

    $175.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 509 of Manfred von Richthofen and Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner. Von Hoeppner was the commander of the Imperial German Air Service….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER - NR 509

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN & GENERALLEUTNANT ERNST VON HOEPPNER – NR 509

    SKU: 42-260

    $175.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 509 of Manfred von Richthofen and Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner. Von Hoeppner was the commander of the Imperial German Air Service….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CAR NR 534 - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - DEATH CARD - NR 534

    GERMANY – SANKE CAR NR 534 – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – DEATH CARD – NR 534

    SKU: 42-262

    $130.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 534 of Manfred von Richthofen and is also a death card. The pose shows his seated wearing his visor cap. On his ulanka is pined his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. He is wearing his PLM at his throat. Below his rank is his name and a cross signifying that he was deceased. The card is bordered in black….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - DEATH CARD - NR 619

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – DEATH CARD – NR 619

    SKU: 42-264

    $130.00

    This Sanke card Nr 619 is unique among Manfred von Richthofen cards. It is a death card. The pose of him is seen in another Sanke card. His portrait is bordered in black. His name below it shows a cross signifying that he is deceased. Below that is a touching poem….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - DEATH CARD - NR 619

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – DEATH CARD – NR 619

    SKU: 42-263

    $130.00

    This Sanke card Nr 619 is unique among Manfred von Richthofen cards. It is a death card. The pose of him is seen in another Sanke card. His portrait is bordered in black. His name below it shows a cross signifying that he is deceased. Below that is a touching poem….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 7835

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 7835

    SKU: 42-265

    $150.00

    This is Sanke Card Nr 450 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is notable for two reasons. It is the first Sanke card of the “Red Baron.” It is also the only pose of him in full dress uniform. The uniform is complete with his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Above that we see a four place medal bar with his Knights Cross Class of the Hohenzollern House Order with Swords. At his neck is the Orden Pour le Mérite….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 450

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 450

    SKU: 42-266

    $135.00

    This is Sanke Card Nr 450 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is notable for two reasons. It is the first Sanke card of the “Red Baron.” It is also the only pose of him in full dress uniform. The uniform is complete with his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Above that we see a four place medal bar with his Knights Cross Class of the Hohenzollern House Order with Swords. At his neck is the Orden Pour le Mérite….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 450

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 450

    SKU: 42-267

    $135.00

    This is Sanke Card Nr 450 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is notable for two reasons. It is the first Sanke card of the “Red Baron.” It is also the only pose of him in full dress uniform. The uniform is complete with his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Above that we see a four place medal bar with his Knights Cross Class of the Hohenzollern House Order with Swords. At his neck is the Orden Pour le Mérite….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN - NR 450

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN – NR 450

    SKU: 42-268

    $135.00

    This is Sanke Card Nr 450 of Manfred von Richthofen. This card is notable for two reasons. It is the first Sanke card of the “Red Baron.” It is also the only pose of him in full dress uniform. The uniform is complete with his Prussian pilot badge and 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. Above that we see a four place medal bar with his Knights Cross Class of the Hohenzollern House Order with Swords. At his neck is the Orden Pour le Mérite….

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  • GERMANY - SANKE CARD - VIZEFELDWEBEL SEBASTIAN FESTNER - NR 510

    GERMANY – SANKE CARD – VIZEFELDWEBEL SEBASTIAN FESTNER – NR 510

    SKU: 42-281

    $85.00

    This is Sanke card Nr 510 of Vizefeldwebel Sebastian Festner. Festner was an early pilot to Jasta 11 even before the arrival of Manfred von Richthofen. He had a total of twelve victories. He was killed in action in April 1917….

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  • PRUSSIA - SANKE CARD - LEUTNANT KARL EMIL SCHÄFER - AVIATION - NR 507

    PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT KARL EMIL SCHÄFER – AVIATION – NR 507

    SKU: 42-216

    $55.00

    PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD – LEUTNANT KARL EMIL SCHÄFER – AVIATION – NR 507. Karl Emil Schäfer (1891-1917) was one of the leading aces within Manfred von Richthofen’s Jasta 11. Schäfer achieved twenty-three confirmed victories with Jasta 11, nine of which came during “Bloody April,” one of the RFC’s worst months during WW I. He was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite during his service with Jasta 11. He was transferred to Jasta 28 as its CO on 1 May 1917, where he was killed the following month, having reached a total of thirty confirmed victories. Sanke Card Nr 507 depicts him from the chest-up. He is NOT wearing his PLM. The postcard was never mailed and is in very fine condition.

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  • POSTCARD - FELDPOST-MAILED - FROM JASTA 10 SOLDIER

    POSTCARD – FELDPOST-MAILED – FROM JASTA 10 SOLDIER

    SKU: 42-198 XMD

    $40.00

    POSTCARD – FELDPOST-MAILED – FROM JASTA 10 SOLDIER This is a postcard that features a young boy sitting at his school desk. A message is written on the obverse and it is dated February 1918. Its reverse has been stamped as “Feldpost” AND “Jasta Nr 10.” This squadron was one of four that formed JG 1, which was commanded by Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen. The card comes from a man who had previously been assigned to FA 251 [The postcard listed next (SKU#42-199) comes from the same man]. This card DOES exhibit a flaw, as it has been bent from top to bottom. Consignment item.

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  • JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – STACHEL TAKES A PRISONER

    SKU: 14-461

    $1,995.00

    JACK D. HUNTER – ORIGINAL PAINTING – STACHEL TAKES A PRISONER Jack Hunter was an old, dear friend. His hit German WW I aviation novel inspired my lifelong interest in WW I in general, and WW I aviation in particular. I met Jack through his lovely wife, Tommy. She had a small antique shop in St. Augustine, FL. My wife, Melissa, and I were walking by the shop where I first noticed an easel with a lovely painting of a WW I German Navy airplane shooting down a British airplane. I then looked up to discover that the shop’s name was “The Blue Max.” I walked in and learned that the painting was for sale, along with another portraying a similar theme. Melissa bought both for me on the spot as it was close to my birthday. I then asked the shop owner (whose name was Tommy, i.e. Shirley Thompson Hunter) about the shop’s name. She replied “My husband wrote the book!” I was stunned and told her how his novel had inspired me. She said that I ought to call him as he was always happy to chat with fans. From that point onward until his death in 2009, Jack and I had a very special relationship, one that I truly miss. In addition to his talents as an author, he was also a fine painter. In fact, he painted the dust jacket for The Blue Max’s first 500 editions, since his publisher would not sanction a color dust…

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    U.S. – BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD

    SKU: 12-817

    $95.00 $80.75

    BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD. This fascinating book chronicles the USA’s military’s use of steel helmets, which began with WW I. At that time, the USA adopted Great Britain’s primary helmet, continuing its use into WW II’s early days, when a new version was introduced. While the previous sentence sums up the essential history of “steel pots,” the author goes far beyond mere basics by covering the years between the two World Wars and details some of the U.S. Army’s experimental helmets from the period. The latter spearheaded the relatively quick transition from the 1917’s helmet to the style used during WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The author discusses the helmet currently used by all US Armed Forces, which are now made of Kevlar™ to provide greater protection from bullets and shrapnel (the same material used for police and military forces’ body armor). Kevlar helmets also are far lighter and cooler to wear. [If you look at the USA’s current helmet, you will note that it is very similar to Germany’s WW I and WW II stahlhelme. American troops often refer to their helmets as “Fritz.”] The book has 270+ photographs (both color and black and white, as well as sketches and graphs detailing the helmets’ evolution). While not Imperial German, it is comprehensive and makes for good reading. [Let me include a word about its author, Chris Armold. Chris is a retired senior U.S. Air Force NCO who spent more than three years researching and…

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  • SANKE CARD Nr 390 OF PLM WINNER LEUTNANT HARTMUT BALDAMUS

    SKU: 42- 156

    $55.00

    Hartmut Baldamus flew with both Jasta 5 and Jasta 9. He had a total of eighteen confirmed victories. He was killed in April 1917. He was very close to having the twenty victories that were required for a PLM at the time. Interestingly, he had received his eighth victory in December 1916, but the number to receive a PLM was increased. Manfred von Richthofen received his PLM at the time of his sixteenth victory in January 1917. This postcard was not mailed.

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    SANKE CARD Nr 502 – PLM WINNER ERWIN BÖHME

    SKU: 38-1741

    $55.00

    Erwin Böhme was one of the leading pilots of Jasta 2. Jasta 2 was commanded by Hauptmann Boelcke. Another member of the Jasta in 1916 was a young officer who had come from an Ulanen-Regiment, basic pilot training, and limited service in an observation squadron. The young pilot was none other than Manfred von Richthofen. Böhme was a PLM-winner and had twenty-four confirmed victories. He is perhaps best known as the pilot who collided with Oswald Boelcke, who then plunged to his death. Böhme ultimately commanded Jasta 2, which was renamed “Jasta Boelcke” in honor of its fallen commander. Böhme received notification of his award of the PLM. He never actually received his PLM before his death. This postcard shows him in a feldbluse with a ribbon bar, 1914 Iron Cross, and a Prussian Pilot Badge. This postcard was removed from a photo album.

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  • SANKE CARD Nr 507 – PLM WINNER KARL EMIL SCHÄFER

    SKU: 38-1732

    $60.00

    Karl Emil Schäfer was one of the most able pilots in Jasta 11 and a favorite of Manfred von Richthofen. He had thirty confirmed victories and was awarded the PLM. He was killed in action on 5 June 1917. This shows him in uniform in a studio pose. He is not wearing a PLM.  

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