WWII GERMAN GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT -
This is an example of one of the many ornaments that were produced during the Third Reich. Of oval shape
and glass construction. A hole is opened at the top so a string can pass through. The face of a man
is applied to the center. His name is written just below, Wolfgang Goethe.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832, was a German writer, drawer, and polymath. He is
considered the supreme genius of modern German literature side by side with Schiller. His works span the fields
of poetry, drama, prose, philosophy, and science. His Faust has been called the greatest long poem of modern
European literature. His other well-known literary works include his numerous poems, the Bildungsroman Wilhelm
Meister's Apprenticeship, and the epistolary novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
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