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  1. True, but to be fair he isn't trying to sell them as genuine. He does state that he sells reproductions. It is when the next person has them in their hands that the problems begin.
  2. Nice example for a rare unit. These glider towing units (and the gliders) were used not just for resupply flights but also for evacuating troops in the years of retreat such as from the Kuban and Crimea in 1944.
  3. Once again, a nice set of citations and write up. You know how to add weight to the pieces of paper with the research.
  4. Stewy

    You won't get this resolved unless you take legal action as mentioned before. It's obvious he has no intention of paying and the longer you leave it the less chance you have especially if he has already sold it on.
  5. N&MP Books are currently having their winter sale with some very good prices - some are those listed above but with further discounts. Just some examples taken from MANY pages of book listings covering every area and arena of interest: KNIGHT’S CROSS HOLDERS OF THE SS AND GERMAN POLICE 1940-45. VOLUME 1: MIERVALDIS ADAMSONS – GEORG HURDELBRINK - £5 UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL The Reality of Close-Quarter Fighting in World War II - £3.99 STRAF BATAILLON: HITLER'S PENAL BATTALIONS - £7.99 BERLIN 1945 BATTLEFIELD GUIDE PART I The Battle of the Oder-Neisse - £6.39 NIGHT OF THE INTRUDERS The Slaughter of Homeward Bound USAAF Mission 311 - £3.99 PRUSSIAN APOCALYPSE The Fall of Danzig 1945 - £3.99 MEMOIRS OF A STUKA PILOT - £3.19 CONFRONTING CASE BLUE Briansk Front’s Attempt to Derail the German Drive to the Caucasus, July 1942 - £10.39 TIGERS IN COMBAT III Operation, Training, Tactics - £22.40 DAY FIGHTERS IN DEFENCE OF THE REICH A War Diary, 1942-45 - £7.99 ITALIAN FOLGORE PARACHUTE DIVISION Operations in North Africa 1940-43 - £9.59 BATTLE FOR THE CHANNEL The First Month of the Battle of Britain 10 July- 10 August - £6.39 Naval & Military Press Book Sale
  6. That isn't the same person. The signer is holding the Wehrmacht rank of Hauptmann and in 1942 Geschke was based in Prague at the head of the Sipo rather than in a recruiting district in what is now northwest Poland.
  7. You will need to show a clear image of it for people to see. I take it you are posting images from an iPad (hence the sideways images)?
  8. It would indicate Polizei.
  9. Most definitely some have and I wouldn't mind betting that any that show the guard at Flossenburg as the last entry late in the war comes from there. But the ones shown on the archive pages are still in the archives, or were when the pages were scanned, so the photos were in the WP when scanned rather than taken from the archive and then had a photo added to them.
  10. It was quite common for personnel from the Luftwaffe to be transferred to the camps late in the war. You tend to see them on the market with those assigned to Sachsenhausen although they tend to be quite old.
  11. I think this is the only one I have. It has been posted before along with his Soldbuch but it is to future Generalmajor & DKiG holder Georg Seegers. The other signature on it is the future General der Panzertruppe and Oakleaves winner Mortimer von Kessel.
  12. Considering they have been sat in an archive since the end of WW-2 and are still there I'm not sure how they can be fakes.
  13. It looks as if the Czech archives have digitised their wares and have now put them online. There are many related to KZ Camp Guards and I wouldn't mind betting that if someone has such an example in their collection it could well of come from this archive. The alphabetical listing... KZ Wehrpäße Interesting example No 1 - notice how the photo hasn't been stamped. If it appeared on the market people could well flag that up... http://www.vuapraha.cz/sites/default/files/SS WEHRPASS/M/mankovits_josef.pdf Interesting example No 2 - served in an infantry regiment before eventually going to the 'death factory' Auschwitz-Birkenau... http://www.vuapraha.cz/sites/default/files/SS WEHRPASS/F/fischer_simon.pdf
  14. It's possible, or Ozuls. Have you been able to uncover a name from any sources?
  15. I would imagine that the Ersatz unit had access to them as the entries show this but whether they kept them or the Ersatz units had a liaison officer at the Wehrmeldeamt or not I have no idea. These items are covered a lot less than Wehrpässe and Soldbücher. As for how correctly were they filled out, that yours is missing entries pretty much answers the question. Just like the Wehrpass and Soldbuch you will always find examples that are lacking in details that should be present but have not been entered. I have one to a late war GD soldier. His last unit entered is Pz.Gren.Ers.Rgt GD in November 1944 but according to the Volksbund he is listed as missing in East Prussia in 1945 so he did make it to a front line GD unit but it was never entered (nor was the fact that he was missing) but I dare say the later the war the harder it was to get the paperwork squared up between units at the front and the offices back in Germany.