WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Ships in bottle with model train

WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Ships in bottle with model train, lighthouse and P-51 Mustang plane. This Ship was produced by a prisoner located in a camp near Calgary, and there is a small “Calgary” railroad sign located in the bottle. This bottle is unmarked with no camp release stamp. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.

WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art


WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Bismarck ship made of wood, with multiple movable turrets and flags (not pictured.) This ship was made by a prisoner from the Medicine Hat Prisoner of War Camp number 132, and the ship has the original camp release stamp on the bottom of the ship. Only three of these are known to have been produced by the prisoner. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.

WW2 German P.O.W. photograph album






WW2 German P.O.W. photograph album, belonging to Kriegsmarine U-boat U593 Junior Sub-Lieutenant Kurt Heinemann from camp 135 in Wainwright, Alberta. This album is unique as it includes many drawings of the camp and camp life, newspaper clippings and documents as well as a copy of his U-boat interrogation papers. Not pictured is his Kriegsmarine U-boat badge and insignias. U593 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea by the USS Wainwright and HMS Calpe.

WW1 German Zeppelin relic

WW1 German Zeppelin relic fashioned into a cross, in velvet box with glass cover. This piece of a Zeppelin is marked “L21 SEPT 2 1916”, and the interior has “Cross made from Zeppelin L21 Wrecked 2nd Sept 1916.” Many Zeppelins that crashed over England were salvaged and turned into tourist pieces like this one, which resided in a pub for 30 years under glass before coming to Canada.

WW2 Nazi Deutscher Bund Canada flag


WW2 Nazi Deutscher Bund Canada flag- made in Alberta for one of several bunds that were started by pro National Socialist Party Germans residing in Canada and the United States. This extremely rare flag would have been locally produced and would have been used between 1934 and 1939-1940: by 1939 the RCMP had begun to round up members and put them in camps.

HJ Girls Uniform and Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) group, belonging to Elisabeth Spauke.






HJ Girls Uniform and Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) group, belonging to Elisabeth Spauke. This complete group includes Elisabeth’s uniform, HJ pennant, cap with HJ diamond insignia, family letters, documents and passes with photos, pins, belt, knot and various other items. All items, even her original shoes, came in her WW2 era backpack. Note rare Hitler Youth female JM pin, RZM tagged belt buckle. Named Hitler Youth uniform groups that are complete are extremely rare.

WW2 German Hitler Youth Bund Deutscher Mädel (BDM) flag pennant. Note Hitler Youth diamond symbol on one side and unit marking “JM.BAD WILDUNGEN” on reverse.

World War Two Kriegsmarine “WKC” early pattern engraved Officers Dagger

World War Two Kriegsmarine “WKC” early pattern engraved officers dagger in fine condition. The blade is highly detailed and engraved with sailing ships, and the scabbard is a harder to find pattern used on early production daggers.

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This dagger was captured by a Canadian R.C.A.F member in 1945 who also brought back a pair of Kreigsmarine binoculars produced by Ernst Leitz Wetzlar.

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Both the binoculars and the case have the “Beh” production code, with the case being dated. The binocular optics are still clear, and the original strap and backilight eyepiece cover is intact. Also not large swastika and Kriegsmarine “M” on top of case.

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