They could be real, I’m not saying they 100% aren’t, but they fall into the realm of, prove they are real, not prove they are fake. For me anyways.
Hello!A collector friend of mine, now deceased, once told me that unless there is unrefutable evidence to the contrary, all items, medals, helmets, uniforms, should be considered to be fake.
As WWII was ending and after for some time, the entire country of Germany was basically looted by allied troops hunting for souvenirs (such as in attics of damaged houses). These souvenirs today run the gambit of very common to very rare. Most collectors today, even those who have been at it for a number of decades, have never come across most of these very rare items (yet they exist nonetheless).If it it truly as fake, I wouldn’t disagree, but when I saw the ornament, I was immediately reminded of ornaments I grew up with, purchased by my parents in the early 1950s in Germany, and rather cherished by us as children because they were unique & interesting. The swastika ornament is shaped just like a basket of fruit ornament I remember. If real, tacky yes, but personally I could see it being real……
Quite frankly, I don’t know about that. Even when we know, we don’t understand.A famous man once said:
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we don’t know."
So, there you have it, gentlemen.
Here's a nice magazine I faked. Will probably sell for big $$$ on Gunporker if presented with the right "late war development" bullshit story.
Kitsch items definition -M45, so according to your theory, the law of May 1933 which was especially written and pushed on to the books by Goebbels himself to prevent the production of them got amended to allow the production of them????
When was this done? After their defeat before the gates of Moscow, when they needed something to uplift their moral?
Do you have any proof? Or are you just brainstorming theories?
To sum up the factual story of the Swasitka Christmas bauble:
- Produced by an unknown entrepreneur that saw an opportunity to make a Pfenning from the Nazi's coming to power in 1932.
- The quantity of what was made and sold is unknown but we know that Goebbels didn't like them and they ended up on the kitsch list of the NSDAP.
- In May 1933 a law was published that made the production and sales of them illegal.
And finally in 2015 Walter K buys the unsold stock from one of his pickers in Eastern Europe to provide all collectors with according to his buddy Thomas W "all original" Nazi Christmas decorations.
The irony lays in the fact that the "dream team" of the swastika fans actually hated them and went as far as writing a specially law to abolish the production and sales of them.
And M45, that you don't consider them kitsch doesn't matter, according to Goebbels they were and in the end it was his opinion that really mattered.
Well now... them metal ornaments look nothing close to the ones you posted.... realistic shoddy metallic looks like it matches. Your tacky blown glass looks out of place.Presents wrapped in paper covered with Nazi symbols nestling beneath a tree adorned with swastikas and grenade-shaped baubles: welcome to Christmas under Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.
Back to reality....