Fall Auction 2019 Sale 77
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PAUL HAUSSER (1880 – 1972) High-ranking SS commander and instrumental in forming the Waffen-SS. During the war, he rose to the level of army group commander. He led Waffen-SS troops in the Third Battle of Kharkov, the Battle of Kursk and the Normandy Campaign. Hausser was the highest-ranking officer in the Waffen-SS alongside Sepp Dietrich. Rare pair of war-date certificates issued to Hausser, includes: large format certificate of appreciation for his faithful work for the benefit of the German Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), 14" x 17", Berlin, Jan. 30, 1938, an ornate certificate with scenes of Tannenburg and Potsdam, boldly accomplished in blue ink, signed at bottom by SS Gruppenführer and Bundesführer WILHELM REINHARD (1869-1955) was also a member of the Reichstag for the NSDAP and was Chief of the National Socialist Veterans' Association. The second document is an award certificate for fourth place in a shooting competition, 12" x 15 1/2", Berlin, Oct. 28, 1938, the contest arranged by the Reichskriegerbundes Kyffhaeuser and signed by a captain. After the war, Hausser himself lobbied for the rights of SS veterans.
AWARD CERTIFICATES ISSUED TO SS-GEN. PAUL HAUSSER
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Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500
Auction closed on Thursday, November 21, 2019.
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