Lot 2318

Major General Dr. Franz Bäke – a magnificent presentation folder for the award of Swords in February 1944

German Historical Collectibles from 1919 onwards | A83r | Live auction | 608 Lots

Hammer price € 8,200

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Red leather folder with gold-embossed tank on the front, the border decorated with oak leaf branches, on the reverse signature "H. Bronner Bielefeld". On the inside congratulations in black and red calligraphic script from the officers of the Pz.Ers.u.Ausb.Abt. 11 in Bielefeld dated 28 February 1944 to Bäke as commander of the Panzer Regiment 11 on being awarded the Swords, the opposite page with coloured depiction of a tank, signed "Schreiber 44", surmounted by a national eagle, the bottom edge with signature of commander Colonel Freiherr von Massenbach. Gold-embossed meander edge décor. The folder (dimensions 38.5 x 29.5 cm) slightly knocked, otherwise in excellent condition. Comes with a postcard photograph, Bäke in a briefing session in front of a tank, dimensions 13 x 18 cm.
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The auction includes 608 lots and starts on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 2001 - 2608. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 Oct., 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.