WWII GERMAN GLASS CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT -
There were a large number of ornaments produced during the war. The example featured here is one of them.
Of oval shape, yellow color with the profile of an individual applied to the center. The name Bismarck
is displayed just below.
Otto Eduard Leopold von Bismarck, 1 April 1815 – 30 July 1898, was a German-Prussian national-liberal statesman of
the late 19th century, and a dominant figure in world affairs. As Ministerpräsident, or Prime Minister, of Prussia
from 1862–1890, he oversaw the unification of Germany. In 1867 he became Chancellor of the North German
Confederation. He designed the German Empire in 1871, becoming its first Chancellor and dominating its affairs until
he was removed by Wilhelm II in 1890. His diplomacy of Realpolitik and powerful rule gained him the nickname the
"Iron Chancellor". As Henry Kissinger has noted, "The man of 'blood and iron' wrote prose of extraordinary
directness and lucidity, comparable in distinctiveness to Churchill’s use of the English language.
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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It is becoming more difficult to
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The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the
manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine
the authenticity of a german military collectible.
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