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Adolf Hitler Etched Glassware


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AH Flattop "A" Monogram Glassware AH Pointed "A" Glassware
Other Military Crystal Glass Paperweights and Ornaments

Glassware AH Berghof Items


This is a rose-colored and clear crystal candlestick holder from the Berghof. It has no monogram or maker mark present. It measures 12 inches tall, 4-1/2 inches at the top with a 1 inch diameter cavity for a candle. The base is 4-1/4 inches in diameter. The rose-colored central stem is hollow. It is completely hand-blown high lead content crystal glass.

Offered at $1,499.99.


This is a very large pale green glass goblet the size of a chalice retrieved from the Berghof at the end of WWII.  It has the Imperial arms and crown surmount of The Lesser Arms of the German Empire (1871 - 1918), similar in design to the image below: 

The goblet is all hand painted, with gilt coat of arms and diamond-shaped embellishments, show in close-up here.  This is a view of the top rim and the bottom edge.  There are no flakes, chips, cracks or damage to the glass or coat of arms.  The back view of the goblet shows the reverse side of the arms.

It measures 10-1/2 inches high with a goblet maximum diameter of 5-1/2 inches.

Offered at $999.99


Glassware AH Monograms


The AH monogram used on his crystal and glassware in the Obersalzberg is distinctive -- and apparently unique -- to the area of the Berghof. Of the surviving pieces, we have had the opportunity to closely examine the detail and construction of the ribbed, etched monograms common to this crystal and glass.

The etching is all hand done, in that it does not appear that a pantograph or similar machine was used to scribe the monograms. Indeed, although the monograms are at first glance exactly identical, precisely centered, and of uniform proportion, there are variations from one piece to the next, even in identical pieces, such as several glass salad plates. If you stack the plates, so that the monograms align, you can look down through the layers of glass and actually see the differences that are absolutely unnoticeable by simple examination of the single pieces.

There are two variants of the glass "sawtooth" etched monograms. They are significantly different in style and application of the monogram. Both monogram styles are consistent within their patterns. There is a "pointed A" style and a "flattop A" style. The monograms are executed in a series of strokes, using a .2 cm wide five-wheel grinder. Links below jump to the portion of this page with those items listed.

 

Flattop A Monogram Pointed A Monogram

Each of the etched monograms has the following characteristics: They form the initials "AH", side by side, with the outer edges curved convex (outward). The top centers of the letters form a peak in the middle and the bottoms of the letters are proportionally indented.

The "flattop A" is executed in five strokes, two to make the left-hand, outside curve, one for the top of the "A", one stroke for the middle, and one vertical stroke for the right side. The "H" is virtually a mirror image of the "A", without the top stroke, and is executed in four strokes. The "pointed A" is executed in four strokes, two for the convex outer side, one for the interior vertical, and one for the middle cross stroke. The H is rendered similarly to the "flattop A" variant.

The etching wheel used to render both monogram styles had five scribing wheels, which made a very sharp sawtooth, deeply etched, similar to this: \/\/\/\/\/ in cross-section. The monograms are scaled in proportion to the item, and are of varying sizes from as small as 1.8 x 2.5 cm on a shotglass to 3.5 x 5.9 cm on a bier pitcher. The width of the strokes is a uniform .2 cm, regardless of the size of the monogram.

All items shown are in excellent, undamaged condition, unless otherwise noted in the listing.


AH "Flattop A" Glassware


AHChampagneT.jpg (10912 bytes)

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
AHBeerPitcherS.jpg (19710 bytes)   AHBeerPitcherS.jpg (19710 bytes) AHBEER-10 German
World War Two Adolf Hitler
 Beer Glass found at the Berghof area   
 
This is a AH 8-1/2 inch high with a Lip Opening of 2-5/8  inch Beer Glass   This is as shown with condition near excellent.

It was found by a 506th PIR 101st Airborne Infantry Division officer named 1 Lt D C Watts. His story is told in a new book I wrote The title is "Treasure Trove the Looting of the Third Reich" available from me on my site http://www.snyderstreasures.com/pages/trove.htm    

A COA will be provided to the next owner.

Here is another view.
$499.99 Available
AHBeerPitcherT.jpg (20448 bytes) AHFTWC
AH 11 inch high with a Lip Opening of 4 inch Wine Carafe
 
This is as shown with condition is near excellent.

Here are additional views  1  2  3  4.
 
 
$999.99 Available
AHBeerPitcherS.jpg (19710 bytes) AHBeerPitcherT.jpg (20448 bytes) AHFTBP AH Beer Pitcher $1,299.99 Available
AHSaladBowlT.jpg (28551 bytes) AHSaladBowlBubble.jpg (6738 bytes) AHSaladBowlChip.jpg (5386 bytes) AHFTLSB AH Large Salad Bowl

Please note: This very large bowl has a chip on the rim and a bubble flaw in the glass, both shown in the close-up images to theleft.

$1,299.99 Available
AHChampagneS.jpg (13008 bytes) AHChampagneT.jpg (10912 bytes)     AHChampagneT.jpg (10912 bytes) AHFTTW AH Tall Wine Glass   SOLD
AHSaladPlate.jpg (18555 bytes) AHFTSSP AH Scalloped Salad Plate $999.99 Available
AHStemmedLagerF.jpg (27195 bytes) AHStemmedLagerT.jpg (15353 bytes) AHFTSL AH Stemmed Lager   SOLD

AH "Pointed A" Glassware


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
       AHPSWS AH Stemmed Wine Glass (Small Wine) $549.99 Available

Adolf Hitler Berghof Crystal Glassware


This crystal (and a number of other items) were taken in early May, just prior to the end of the war, by Captain J. T. Schwidde, a US Army doctor assigned to Company D, 3rd Medical Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division.  This is a photo of Captain Schwidde in Class A uniform, and another photo in fatigues sitting in one of Hermann Georing's chairs outside the ruins of his home in Berchtesgaden.   He wrote several V-Mail letters (shown here and here), specifically mentioning the "liberation" of this crystal and some china (shown on the Porcelain China page) which was mailed to his wife on 8 May 1945, V-E Day.  He also acquired a number of other items -- including the massive record collection of Martin Bormann, which can be seen here, along with 1946 dated newspaper articles describing his adventures and picturing some of the items taken.

Below is shown a group photo of a number of the china and crystal pieces sent back from the Obersalzberg by Dr. Schwidde in 1945:.

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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
AHBG-01 This is a heavy leaded crystal long stemmed wine glass.

It features a hexagonal pattern throughout. It matches the bowl shown below. The top shows more detail of the pattern.

It measures 8 inches high overall, with a 3 inches base and 3-1/2 inches in diameter.

There are one or two minor flake chips present from when it was captured and bumped against other items when shipped back from Germany in May 1945.

$1,549.99 Available
AHBG-02 This is a heavy leaded crystal glass bowl.

It features a hexagonal pattern throughout.  It matches the glass shown above. The bottom shows more detail of the pattern.

It measures 2-1/2 inches high overall, with a 5 inches maximum diameter.

There are one or two minor flake chips present from when it was captured and bumped against other items when shipped back from Germany in May 1945.

$1,049.99 Available

Other German/Austrian Military Glassware


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
VDAC-01

National League for Germans Abroad (V.d.A) 1938 Crystal Etched and Colored Glass

This is a German VdA Award Fancy Multicolor Crystal Etched Glass

This is rare piece from a semi-official branch of the German government tasked with operations outside of the borders of Germany.

The VDA was a vast world-wide organization giving financial support to various activities of German groups abroad without regard to their nationality. Its large funds were collected in Germany with the aid of the Nazi Government. The aim of the activities of the VDA was to establish a great German world empire of 100,000,000 inhabitants, containing all persons of German "racial stock" everywhere, including millions of American citizens. They also engaged in Fifth Column activities.

The initials V.d.A (Volksbund (Verein) fur das Deutschtum im Ausland) translated as The National League for Germandom Abroad. The glass is dated 1938 and has a drinking toast in Sütterlin script etched into the panel around the glass. The colors are clear and golden brown, the colors generally associated with the Rhine and surrounding areas.

These are views from the side, back, and top.

It measures 3-1/2 inches in diameter and 5 inches high.

The condition is near excellent as shown. There are some sticky remains of an old inventory sticker, it is not a flaw in the glass. There are no chips, cracks, repairs or flakes in this glass.

$549.99 Available
SHG-01

Austria Stahlhelm WWI Veteran Association Glass Flask

This is a fancy multicolor painted glass flask with the symbol of the veteran's association featuring a rampant lion. 

This is scarce piece made in Austria (near Eggenburg, Graz, Austria).

The glass is dated to the 1920s. The colors are clear glass, with the paint colors of black, several greens, and silver/whites and gilt trim.

This is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches across 1-1/2 inches thick and 6-3/4 inches high.

The condition is near excellent as shown. There are no unit markings remaining. There are minor signs of wear to the glass apparent, nothing seriously detracting.

We also have a member badge available from this same association, if interested.

$99.99 Available
SHG-02

Austria Stahlhelm WWI Veteran Association Beer Glass

This is a fancy multicolor painted footed glass with the symbol of the veteran's association featuring a rampant lion

This is scarce piece made in Austria (near Eggenburg, Graz, Austria).

The glass is dated to the 1920s. The colors are clear glass, with the paint colors of black, several greens, and silver/whites and gilt trim.

This is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches across the rim and foot and 7-3/4 inches high. The capacity is 0.3 liters.

The condition is near excellent as shown. There is a unit marking remaining. There are minor signs of wear to the glass apparent, nothing seriously detracting.

$99.99 Available
SHG-03

Austria Stahlhelm WWI Veteran Association Beer Glass

This is a fancy multicolor painted footed glass with the symbol of the veteran's association featuring a rampant lion

This is scarce piece made in Austria (near Eggenburg, Graz, Austria).

The glass is dated to the 1920s. The colors are clear glass, with the paint colors of black, several greens, and silver/whites and gilt trim.

This is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches across the rim and foot and 7-3/4 inches high. The capacity is 0.3 liters.

The condition is near excellent as shown. There is a unit marking remaining. There are minor signs of wear to the glass apparent, nothing seriously detracting.

$99.99 Available
SHG-04

Austria Stahlhelm WWI Veteran Association Rounded Sides Glass Beer Mug

This is a fancy multicolor painted glass rounded sides beer mug with the symbol of the veteran's association featuring a rampant lion

This is scarce piece made in Austria (near Eggenburg, Graz, Austria).

The glass is dated to the 1920s. The colors are clear glass, with the paint colors of black, several greens, and silver/whites and gilt trim.

This is a view of the back.

It measures 3 inches across the rim and 5-1/4 inches wide including the handle and 5 inches high. The capacity is 0.5 liters.

The condition is near excellent as shown. There is a unit marking sticker remaining. There are minor signs of wear to the glass apparent, nothing seriously detracting.

$99.99 Available
SHG-05

Austria Stahlhelm WWI Veteran Association Straight Sides Glass Beer Mug

This is a fancy multicolor painted glass straight sides beer mug with the symbol of the veteran's association featuring a rampant lion

This is scarce piece made in Austria (near Eggenburg, Graz, Austria).

The glass is dated to the 1920s. The colors are clear glass, with the paint colors of black, several greens, and silver/whites and gilt trim.

This is a view of the back.

It measures 2-3/4 inches across the rim and 4-1/2 inches wide including the handle and 4-3/4 inches high. The capacity is 0.3 liters.

The condition is near excellent as shown. There are not unit markings remaining. There are minor signs of wear to the glass apparent, nothing seriously detracting.

$99.99 Available