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Post World War II archive of Charles L. Weiler, 47 items total. Charles Louis Weiler was a member of the 397th Military Police Service Battalion, US Army, WWII, from January 3, 1946-January 24th, 1947. 1st item: 2nd Model Luftwaffe dagger, having pommel with swastikas on both sides, each surrounded by oak leaves against pebbled background and dark orange celluloid grip wrapped in brass wire. Crossguard features the Luftwaffe eagle, flying to the left and clutching a swastika. Steel scabbard with pebble panels and oak leaved lower section with set of brocade and velvet hanging straps. The hardware consists of a plain snap clip marked "DRGM" with gray rectangular buckles and slides decorated with oak leaves. Unmarked blade with nickel-plated finish. Dagger – 17" L. Straps – 9 3/4"-10 3/4" L. 2nd item: NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) 15 Year Long Service Medal in silver with blue enamel panels with a superimposed eagle and swastika, center. Stamped ìTreue fur Fuhrer und Volkî (Loyalty to Leader and People) en verso. Attached to red grosgrain ribbon with black and white stripe. Medal – 2" L. Overall – 3 3/4" L. 3rd item: Hilter Youth (Hitlerjugend) Member belt buckle, die struck alloy with a matte silver wash, depicting an embossed eagle clutching the organization's diamond and swastika logo surrounded by the motto "Blut und Ehre" (Blood and Honor) on a flat surface. Impressed RZM (Reichszeugmeisterei) logo with single circular border and "4/118" with buckle hardware, en verso. 2" H x 2 5/8" W x 3/4" D. 4th-12th items: Nine black and white photographs, six depicting Weiler, including one of inside of a tank, and three depicting post-war Germany, including one scene of building ruble. Photographs range in size from 2 1/4" H x 3 1/2" W to 10" H x 7 3/4" W. 13th-17th items: Five 397th Military Police Battalion Insignia badges, featuring enamel detail of an eagle carrying a train in the shape of a swastika against a blue ground, the flags of France and Germany, top left and right. Marked "L.CHR./LAUER/NURNBERG" below fastening, en verso. 1 1/2" H x 1 1/4" W. 18th item: "Nurnberg" by Charles W. Alexander, printed by Karl Ulrich and Company, Nurnberg, 1946. 41 pages of black and white lithographic images of the city of Nurnberg. 12 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W x 1/4" D. 19th-36th items: Eighteen Nurnberg wood cut engravings, signed "PH. Liebert", in stone, lower right. Engravings depict landmarks of the city of Nurnberg, each numbered 1-15, 18-20. Images approx. – 7 1/4" H x 10 1/2" W. Sheets approx – 8 3/8" H x 11 3/4" W. 37th item: "Third Reich Daggers 1933-1945: A Guide to Identification, Reproduction, Recognition and Values" by J. A. Bowman, illustrations by Brian Molloy, published by Rowe Publications, Rochester, 1994. Includes "A Traveler's Map of Germany" produced by the National Geographic Society, 1991. 9 3/4" H x 7 1/8" W x 1 5/8" D. 38th item: United States Army Technician Fourth Grade patch (4 1/4" L). 39th item: NSDAP Wound Badge Black 3rd class (1 3/4" L). 40th-44th items: Five German coins, including four 2 Reichmark coins, with Paul von Hindenburg, reverse, c. 1937-1938, and one 1 Deutsche Mark coin, c. 1950. 45th item: Typed 7 page essay detailing Weiler's military career with an appendix describing his military awards. 46th-47th items: Hardstone statuette of an Asian deity (6 3/4" H) and a tile fragment (1 7/8" H). CONDITION: 1st item: Overall wear, tarnish to be expected from age. Grip loose in fitting. Tip of blade slightly bent with numerous areas of pitting. Strap material in worn condition. 2nd item: Overall tarnish to silver, enamel in overall very good condition. Edges of ribbon are frayed. 3rd item: Tarnish, surface of buckle. 4th-12th items: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age. 13th-17th items: Overall tarnish. Areas of wear to enamel. One badge missing pin back. 18th item: Overall good condition. Front endpapers separated from spine. Personal inscriptions, surface and inside of front cover, front endpapers, and title page. 19th-36th items: Minute foxing spots, surface of some sheets. Tears, bents, edges of sheets. 37th item: Overall excellent condition. 38th-39th items: Overall good condition. 40th-44th items: Overall good condition with areas of tarnish to be expected from age. Glue residue, Deutsche Mark coin obverse. 45th-47th items: Overall good condition.