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Metal Paperweight and Ashtrays Glass Paperweights and Ornaments

Metal Paperweights and Ashtrays


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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
MPW-04
WWII The Brandenburg Gate Bronze Paperweight
This is a pre-war cast bronze paperweight of Brandenburger Tor, the famed Berlin landmark with German name on the back and city name on the front.

It measures 3-3/8 wide by 1-3/4 inches deep by 3-1/4 inches high.

The head of the charioteer is missing as is the original felt pad at the bottom.  It shows some slight discoloration from being exposed to fire and water.

This paperweight was recovered from the burned ruins of the Reichkanzlei Building in Berlin by a US intelligence officer shortly after the end of the war before the city was cut into zones.

This is a view of the back and a view from the top.

The condition is near very good condition, with some tarnish from age present, and as described above.

$499.99 Available
MPW-01
WWII The Burg Nuremberg Building Metal Paperweight
This is a pre-war cast metal paperweight of the Nürnberg famed landmark with German title caption and city-state coats of arms shields.

It measures 3-5/8 wide by 1-3/4 inches deep by 2-3/4 inches high.

This is a view of the back and a view from the top.

The condition is near excellent condition, with some minor tarnish from age present.

$99.99 Available
MPW-02
WWII The Burg Nuremberg Building Metal Paperweight
This is a pre-war cast metal paperweight of the famed Nürnberg landmark with German title caption.

It measures 5-1/4 wide by 2-1/8 inches deep by 3 inches high.

This is a view of the back and a view from the top.

The condition is near excellent condition, with some minor tarnish from age present.

$99.99 Available
MPW-03
WWII The DAF Branch Gear Emblem Metal Paperweight
This is a wartime shop foreman's machined steel paperweight of the Deutsche Arbeits Front insignia.

The gear measures 3-1/4 wide, the base is 2-5/8 inches across the flats, and it is 3 inches high. This appears to have been custom machined in one of the worker's shops. The entire devices is machined from steel, with the swastika enameled black.

This is a view of the back.

The condition is near excellent condition, with some minor tarnish from age present.

$149.99 Available
MPW-07
WWII The Belgium Manneken Pis Bronze Garden Water Nozzle
This is a wartime cast bronze one-piece nozzle featuring the famed Manneken Pis statue. This is not a paperweight or ashtray, but it is closely related to the items shown above.

This device is threaded at the base to fit a standard hose bib.  There are holes front AND rear for water to trickle out for a fountain or garden watering application.  It is maker marked BRUXELLES (Brussels) on the base.

The nozzle measures 1 inch wide, with 3/4 threads, and it is 3-3/8 inches high.

This is a view of the front from the back and bottom.

The condition is near excellent condition, with some tarnish from age present.

$99.99 Available
MPW-08
WWII The Belgium Manneken Pis Alloy Statue
This is a wartime cast white alloy one-piece ornament featuring the famed Manneken Pis statue.

This device has a flat base and stands nicely without any significant wobble.  It is marked BRUXELLES (Brussels) on the base.

The statue measures 1-1/8 inch wide and it is 2-3/4 inches high.

This is a view of the front from the back and bottom.

The condition is near excellent condition, with some tarnish from age present.

$74.99 Available

Glass Paperweights and Crystal Ornaments



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Item Name
Description, Size, Condition Price Status
RKG-01
Paperweight
RK Paperweight

This heavy glass paperweight has an imbedded insert marked Reichs-Kanzlei Berlin in red letters with the national eagle emblem in blue and the swastika in red.

It measures about 4 inches in diameter and 2-1/2 inches high. The base is flattened.

This is a view from the side.

This is shows the bottom.

$599.99 SOLD
RKG-02
Paperweight
RK NS-Frauenschaften Paperweight

This heavy glass paperweight has an imbedded insert marked NAT. SOZ. FRAUENS. and the emblem of the Women's Organizations.

This group was formed in the early 1930s to coordinate all the women's organizations and bring them into line with Hitler's ideas regarding women's activities.

It was recovered from the ruins of the Reichskanzlei shortly after the occupation of Berlin.

Here is a side view, showing the interior decorations.

It measures about 3 inches in diameter and 2 inches high. The base and top are flattened.

$1,299.99 Available
RKG-03 Sonthofen German High Leader Military War College Crystal Paperweight High Leader Military Academy Crystal Paperweight

This heavy glass leaded crystal paperweight has an engraved representation of the main building at Sonthofen academy.

This large crystal paperweight has two minor flakes, generally not visible unless closely inspected.

It was recovered from the ruins of the Reichskanzlei shortly after the occupation of Berlin.

It measures 5-1/8 inches wide by 3-3/4 high and 1-1/2 inches deep. The base and top are grooved.

$499.99 Available
RKG-05

German Crystal Glass Ornament Salesman Sample Card

This is a very rare heavy glass leaded crystal ornament set, complete and mounted on the original numbered sample card with original paper backing.  Close-up views of the Upper Left -- Upper Right -- Lower Left and Lower Right .

This set has the following German and Prussian personalities:

  1. Adolf Hitler

  2. W. A. Mozart

  3. Heinrich der I Ö W.

  4. Richard Wagner

  5. Beethoven

  6. (unreadable)

  7. Friedr. der Grosse (Frederick the Great)

  8. Drürer

  9. Kant

  10. (unreadable)

  11. Franz Schubert

  12. Bismarck

  13. Adolf Henzel

  14. Prinz Eugen

  15. J. S. Bach

  16. Manstein

  17. Schiller

  18. Goethe

  19. Moltke

  20. (unreadable)

  21. Oeser

  22. (unreadable)

  23. Lenard

  24. Dommer

  25. Hummel

Some of the names are difficult to make out because of soiling or the position of the retaining clips.  All crystals are intact and complete, showing no flaws other than soil from age.  The card shows some damage from exposure to moisture at the lower left corner.

It measures 12inches wide by 9 high overall. Each ornament measures 30mm by 40mm. The images are inset and acid etched from the flat backs and smooth and vaulted finish on the front..

$499.99 Available
RKG-04

US Military Government CIC Interrogator Crystal Paperweight

U.S. Army Occupation Military Government Crystal Paperweight

This heavy glass leaded crystal paperweight has an engraved representation of the emblem of the US Military Government, Europe.

This large crystal paperweight has two very minor flakes, not visible unless closely inspected.

It is named to the Interogator by his code name "Minetta" (probably for the city in Alabama) and his first name, Harold. He was working out of the Counter-Intelligence Corps office in Grafenau, Germany in 1945. The glass is engraved with his names, date, location, the hand-colored emblem, and MILITARY GOVERNMENT.

It measures 4-1/8 inches wide by 3-3/8 deep and 1-7/8 inches deep. The base and top edges are beveled.

$499.99 Available