Tel: 1 (905) 634-3848

Text: 1 (905) 906-3848

Purveyors of Authentic Militaria

eMedals-Germany, Kriegsmarine. An Extensive Wartime Photo Album & Documents Of Sailor Of Cruiser “Köln”, Attack On Norway

Item: G44145

Germany, Kriegsmarine. An Extensive Wartime Photo Album & Documents Of Sailor Of Cruiser “Köln”, Attack On Norway

Hammer Price:

Bid History

$801
1

Time Remaining:

Buyer's Premium  

eMedals proudly ships worldwide, see our shipping information

What's a max bid?

Your maximum bid should be the highest amount you're willing to pay for an item.

Your entered maximum bid will not be disclosed to the seller or other auction participants at any point.

Max bidding example:

If the current auction price is $100 dollars and you place a maximum bid of $120 dollars, the system will bid $101 dollars on your behalf.

If no other participant places a bid, you win that auction lot for $101 dollars.

If another auction participant places a bid of $110 dollars, the system will subsequently place a bid of $111 dollars on your behalf. The system will continue to bid in $1.00 dollar increments until your maximum bid of $120 dollars is exceeded.

If another auction participant places a bid for $125 dollars, the auction lot price will display $121 dollars having exceeded your previously submitted maximum bid by $1.00 dollar.

Buyer's Premium

All bids are subject to a Buyer's Premium which is in addition to the placed successful bid. The following rate of Buyer's Premium will be added to the Hammer Price of each Lot that you purchase:

Twenty percent (20%) of the Hammer Price

Germany, Kriegsmarine. An Extensive Wartime Photo Album & Documents Of Sailor Of Cruiser “Köln”, Attack On Norway

A private photo album with 37 photos commemorating the cruiser “Köln” and her crew’s participation in the attack on Norway in April of 1940. Measuring 308mm (w) x 220mm (h), displaying some signs of usage on the cover, remaining near extremely fine.

The diary of sailor Waltenberger chronicling his basic military training. The first entry was made on April 3, 1939. Waltenberger trained as part of the 3rd company of 10th Schiffs-Stamm-Abteilung in Bremerhaven. The training period ended in late June, after which Waltenberger was deployed to serve on the cruiser “Köln”. A single entry from April 7, 1940 mentions preparations for what would become the attack on Norway. Measuring 162mm (w) x 207mm (h), displaying minor signs of usage, remaining better than very fine.

A period commemorative picture book of cruiser “Köln” during the early stages of the war, 1939-1940, including taking part in the occupation of Norway; shows Waltenberger’s stamp on the inside cover; measuring 225mm (w) x 145mm (h), cover exhibiting minor to moderate signs of usage, remaining near extremely fine.

26 period photos of the taking of the Westerplatte at the very start of the Second War during the Polish campaign, including the subsequent visit of German officials, including AH and Göring; measuring ca. 120mm (w) x 85mm (h), remaining extremely fine to near mint.

3 studio portraits of Waltenberger in uniform, one period, two post-war; one of these in frame, Waltenberger in the rank of Bootsmannsmaat, wearing Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon, Iron Cross 1st Class, and High Seas Fleet Badge, photo measuring 103mm (w) x 165mm (h), mint; second post-war showing Waltenberger as enlisted sailor, dated to February 1939, measuring 108mm (w) x 168mm (h), near mint; period photo measuring 90mm (w) x 140mm (h), near mint.

One post-war print of Panzerschiff Lützow, measuring 190mm (w) x 128mm (h), mint; and four photos of Waltenberger at the 12th Naval Meeting “Lützow”, May 19 to 22, 1989.

A framed piece of paper showing the symbols of the 22nd U-boat hunting flotilla Mediterranean and the 6th securing flotilla Marseille; measuring 108mm (w) x 150mm (h), extremely fine.

 

Footnote: Theodor Waltenberger lived and was most likely born in Babenhausen (southern Bavaria). Although from the very south of Germany, he wanted more than anything to join the Kriegsmarine. In his diary he states that he first saw the sea when he travelled north to become a sailor. Waltenberger served on the cruiser “Köln” and saw action during the attack on Norway in the spring of 1940. He later served on the heavy cruiser “Lützow”, however it is unknown when exactly and in which operations he participated. Waltenberger, who was likely born around 1920, survived the war and was still alive in 1989.

Back To Top