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DRSILVER #43022 Deutsches Reichsbahn Glacette from Göring Train Car

This wine cooler has to be one of the neatest Reichsbahn pieces I have had to offer - just a terrific thing here, guys. The pot is oblong-shaped to accommodate two champagne or two wine bottles - might have even been made to fit a magnum, but since I wasn't there, I don't know what Hermann served aboard his train, but I wouldn't be surprised if Dom Pérignon was on the bill of fare for his favored guests. What the hell, by 1940, Hermann was one of the richest men in the world and was well known for his tastes of only the finest.

The bucket has an oval top with large rounded lip folding downward. It measures 13 inches at the long point and 11 inches across at the center diameter area. The edge surfaces are all smooth, running downward to a height of about 9 inches high. The rounded edges form to a flat bottom. Amazingly, the pot is basically dent-free, having only the slightest signs of usage. The left side face has an applied very large Deutsches Reichsbahn Railway eagle with wreathed mobile swastika. On either side of the wreath respectively, are the initials, "D R". The detail throughout the bird and wreath is outstanding. This has to be the largest DR eagle that I have seen on a piece, having a 2 1/2 inch wing span. It is extremely impressive.

The bottom of the cooler it is hallmarked with a rectangle having inside it, the letter "B" for the maker Bruckmann, followed by a little choo-choo train next to it on the right. It is also stamped, "ALPAKA", being the German marketing term for nickel-silver. The pot is very heavy, being a very solid item here, that is not likely to get lost in the shuffle and also being designed to hold the weight of lots of crushed ice and two heavenly big bottles. In fact, I really ought to try it out before I sell it, just to make sure it works! In addition to the other stampings is the number "243", which was Hermann Göring's personal dining wagon. The stampings are the same as is pictured in the great book by James A. Yannes, "The Special Trains of Hitler, Göring et al" on Page 104.

Well, there you have it - a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a mighty rare thing here. I have never seen one of these and to my knowledge, no one else has either, or it would have been in Yannes' book. Given the rather small size of a train dining car, I would think that one wine bucket like this was probably sufficient for the needs of the Reichsmarshall and favored guests. So, it is entirely possible this may be the only one in existence. A tremendous artifact here that likely will grow in value and interest over the years, and at the same time, there is no reason why it could not be used and enjoyed by the next owner for years to come, as German-silver doesn't rust or go bad. Good luck and "Prosit" to the next owner of this remarkable gem.

Mint Minus. $2,995.00

DRSILVER #42386 DR Dinner Fork from Hitler's Personal Train Car

This large Dinner Fork measures just over 8 inches long. It has a plain design with the edges of the handle being nicely beveled. On the lower portion of the handle is a raised DR eagle, looking to the viewer's left and clutching a wreathed swastika. To the left and right of the wreath respectively are the initials of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, "D" and "R".

The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, a crown, "800", and a an eagle. To the right of this hallmark is the stamping "244", which was the number of Hitler's dining car.

You can see this pattern in the great James Yannes book "The Special Trains of Hitler, Göring, et al" on page 70. These are extremely collectible pieces, as there was not a lot of this type made.An absolutely original item here.

Excellent Plus. $1,295.00

DRSILVER #40207C Deutsche Reichsbahn Meat Tray for Göring Train

This large Meat Tray is simply gorgeous, remaining in mint condition. Fortunately, the meat cooked for dinner must have been cut on a cutting board and then served in this tray, as there are no signs of knife scars in the center of this superb example.

The tray is heavily silver-finished over a nickel base. It is oval-shaped measuring 19 1/2 inches by 13 1/2 inches.The tray has a tapered deep center with a higher rim at the upper area. At the center upper portion of the rim is a raised Reichsbahn open-winged eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastika. On the left and right sides of the wreath are the initials of the German railway system, "D" and "R" respectively.

The reverse of the tray is stamped with a locomotive, being the logo of Bruckmann, the producer of this tableware. Next to the locomotive is the word, "ALPAKA", the term used for German silver. Beneath is the numeral stamping, "243". In the well-researched books of James Yannes, the author indicates in the volume, "The Special Trains of Hitler, Göring et al", Yannes explain that Göring's wagon was number 10 243, and that the utensils and dining finery used in that car were marked, "243".

A fine opportunity to acquire a great piece of silverware, as well as a piece of history that was literally an arm's length from many conversations that in some ways changed the world. A very important piece here in top, top condition.

Mint. $2,895.00

DRSILVER #40323 Deutsche Reichsbahn Dinner Fork from Hitler's Dining Car

This large Dinner Fork measures 8 inches long. It has a plain design with the edges of the handle being nicely beveled. On the lower portion of the handle is a raised DR eagle, looking to the viewer's left and clutching a wreathed swastika. To the left and right of the wreath respectively are the initials of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, "D" and "R".

The reverse of the fork is hallmarked with a crescent, a crown, "800", and a an eagle. To the right of this hallmark is the stamping "244", which was the number of Hitler's dining car.

A very rare piece of silver here, and quite desirable.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

DRSILVER #40273 Embroidered Linen Napkin from the Göring Train

This very lovely Napkin is in full mint condition and is ultra-rare, being ht first of the type I've ever seen.

The napkin measures 13 inches by 13 inches and is constructed of the absolute finest linen. It is an off-white color, with an embroidered border about an inch in from the edges. To the right of the border is a very fine satin edge trim which adds some contrast.

In the center of the napkin is an embroidered Railway eagle. This bird looks to the viewer's left and clutches a wreathed swastika. The detailing to this embroidery is simply unreal. To the left and right of the wreath are the initials "D" and "R" respectively.

What is really fantastic about this napkin (and completely proves the pedigree) is the number "241" embroidered in white thread on the bottom left corner. Car #241 was no other than Göring's dining car!

A wonderful item here that is almost unique. We see the AH napkins from time to time but the Göring examples are much, much more rare. An extremely rare and beautiful item here.

Mint. $1,195.00

DRSILVER #36575C Deutsche Reichsbahn Hitler Car Table Spoon

This DR Table Spoon would have been used at Hitler’s table in his personal dining car.

From tip to tip the spoon is 8 3/8 inches long. It is in excellent condition throughout, having simple beveled edges. The lower part of the handle is marked with an open-winged eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastika. On either side of the wreath are the initials of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, “DR”.

The reverse is stamped, “244”, which, according to the Yannes Silverware book, was the number that designated pieces slated for Hitler's dining car. You can see this silver flatware pattern in the aforementioned book. There are also Bruckmann hallmarks on the reverse (a crescent, a crown, 800, and a Prussian eagle) which are the same as AH formal and informal silverware.

A beautiful item here, and extremely rare.

Near Mint. $1,295.00 (#101814)

DRSILVER #36577C Deutsche Reichsbahn Göring Car Table Spoon

This DR Table Spoon would have been used at Göring’s table in his personal dining car.

From tip to tip the spoon is 7¼ inches long. It is in excellent condition throughout, having simple beveled edges. The lower part of the handle is marked with an open-winged eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastika. On either side of the wreath are the initials of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, “DR”.

The reverse is stamped, “205”, which, according to the James Yannes 3rd Reich Silverware Book, was the number that designated pieces slated for Göring's dining car. There are also Bruckmann hallmarks on the reverse (a crescent, a crown, 800, and a Prussian eagle) which are the same as AH formal and informal silverware.

An extremely rare collectible here.

Near Mint. $895.00

DRSILVER #36572C Deutsche Reichsbahn Hitler Car Dinner Fork

This Hitler Car Salad Fork is 8¼" in length. It is quite plain with a beveled edge. The lower handle features a raised out, open-winged political eagle which clutches a wreathed mobile swastika. The initials of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, “DR”, flank the wreath.

On the reverse the fork is stamped, “244”, indicating it comes from the Hitler train car. Additionally the reverse is marked with the crescent, crown, “800” and eagle hallmarks of the Bruckmann firm. This same pattern can be seen in the James Yannes 3rd Reich Silverware Book.

Near Mint. $1,295.00

DRSILVER #36578C Deutsche Reichsbahn Göring Car Demitasse/Mocha Spoon

This diminutive spoon measures only 4¾ inches long, and is the first example of the type that I've seen.

The spoon has a unique shape to the bell end, and the handle is plain with beveled edges. The lower handle is marked with a raised out, open-winged political eagle which clutches a wreathed mobile swastika. The initials of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, “DR”, flank the wreath.

The reverse of the spoon is stamped, “205”, indicating the Göring dining train. Additionally it is stamped with the Bruckmann hallmarks; a crescent, crown, “800” and a Prussian eagle.

Because of the rarity of the piece, this spoon will undoubtedly make for a good investment. The same pattern can be seen on page 200 of the James Yannes 3rd Reich Silverware Book.

Near Mint. $1,195.00

DRSILVER #35469C Deutsche Reichsbahn Table Spoon from Göring's Personal Dining Car

This most-elegant Table Spoon comes from Hermann Göring's dining car and is identical to those shown in the new 3rd Reich Tableware Book by James Yannes, on page 200. The spoon is in choice mint condition. It is 7 1/4 inches long. The handle border has an angled downward motif but is otherwise smooth. The obverse lower handle has the raised open-wing eagle clutching a wreath with mobile swastika. The initials of the Reich Railway system are on either side of the wreath, "D.R" respectively.

The reverse of the spoon is hallmarked with the Bruckmann markings being the same as the AH flatware. They are a crescent, a Prussian crown, "800" and a Prussian eagle. Further, the handle is stamped, "205" which was the dining car assigned to Göring. A very rare piece of flatware here, as there were really not many seats at the table of a railway car!

Mint. $895