39th Contemporary History Auction

Bidding on 1590 lots has ended on 27th September 2020. 83% of all lots sold

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Fischer, Waldemar v. - WWI & II insignia

Fischer, Waldemar v. - WWI & II insignia

Fischer, Waldemar v. - WWI & II insignia

LOT 49-0016
SOLD
Auction ended        26th September 2020  |  02:10 pm CEST
RESULT
STARTING PRICE: EUR 300,00
EXCL. BUYER’S PREMIUM: 22,50 %
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
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LOT 49-0016
EAN 2000000502700
LOT 49-0016
PERIOD 4
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000502700
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 49-0016
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000502700
Fischer, Waldemar v. - WWI & II insignia

Description

Consigned by the grandson and never available on the market before!

Waldemar von Fischer (1189 - 1974) served as a WW1 u-boat commander during WWI and as chief of staff of the WWII shipyards St. Nazaire and La Rochelle during WWII. He became Danish Naval Commander Islands from August 1944 until the end of the war.

His WWI U-Boot commands were: 
UB 33 - 1.2.1917 - 21.3.1917 
UC 60 - 25.6.1917 - 30.11.1917 
UB 38 - 6.12.1917 - 24.12.1917 
UB 126 - 20.4.1918 - 11.11.1918

Von Fischer has sunk four steamers during WWI: Est, Ottokar, Maja, Laila. 5461 BRT in total. Please see other items at auction.

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Kriegsmarine closure chain with gilt lion head's for a so-called "Spanier" cape. Complete with chin and back-plates. Excellent gilding. Aluminum. Nice patina.

Hand-embroidered WW1 period time "Kaiserliche Marine" officer's cap insignia.  Several imperial naval buttons as well as a buckle and a single dagger hangers clip. Prussian crown badge with all prongs.


Condition
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