Totenkopf Ring

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Totenkopf Ring

Post by Striwa88 » 20 Jun 2021 06:28

Had a question for the members.

I am looking at an original totenkopf ring they are asking $12,500 looks to be in great shape. Is that a fair price? And would you consider a ring like that an investment?

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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by von thoma » 20 Jun 2021 09:23

Hello Striwa88:

Welcome to AHF

SS rings are dangerous terrain, be careful......it's a lot of money, you have to demand all guarantees.
An investment ? If you want to consider in this way your buy, because it's true that good rings are in short supply.
In addition to the ring quality, their SS membership is also looked at, rising the price
Craig Gottlieb has good books there on this subject, it is good to collect accurate information.
Good luck !
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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by Striwa88 » 20 Jun 2021 09:36

Thank you for the reply. And the warm welcome.

I just want to make sure its legit.
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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by von thoma » 20 Jun 2021 10:26

But I'm not a great expert detecting fake rings, sorry I can't give you a true opinion.
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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 20 Jun 2021 22:34

Weird you fail to show us the name and motto and date inscribed in side as all rings will have, until then, I sa you Bsing us

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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by Hans1906 » 21 Jun 2021 11:10

@ Herr von thoma,

a book by Craig Gottlieb a recommended read/source about this, really..?

I think not.


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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 22 Jun 2021 00:39

Agree with your assessment

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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by von thoma » 22 Jun 2021 22:50

The book is good, well documented and with photographs ( too expensive of course ).
He also has another on the same topic.
Another topic is personal opinions about him....
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Re: Totenkopf Ring

Post by Dwight Pruitt » 23 Jun 2021 03:39

The Be-all and end-all expert of Totenkopf rings is Don Boyle.
His email is honorringman@verizon.net

Your ring does not give me the warm and fuzzies for two reasons: The swastika is misshapen compared to known originals, and the background of the runic symbols lacks the stippling on originals.

Despite what some dealers tell you, militaria isn't a great investment. There are too many variables that will affect your making money on an item.

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