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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Schiffer Pub Ltd; First Edition edition (October 28, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764330942
  • ASIN: B0096DNRUC
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #686,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Very well written with superb photographs.
G. Bryan
I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this subject.
AEBecs
It is a good work about this particular ring, The SS Totenkopf ring.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Robert E. McDivitt on September 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Recently, I decided to purchase Craig Gottleib's The SS Totenkopf Ring: An Illustrated History from Munich to Nuremberg. I bought the book to find out what I did not already know about the silver ring wrapped in so much mystery. For those of you who do not know me, I have been doing historical research for Third Reich militaria collectors since the mid 1980's. My work has found its way into many books about Third Reich items, including Craig's book. I checked the rings cited in his book against my research records and discovered that I researched 76 of 212 rings. Craig personally asked me to research the rings featuring the inscribed names of Kuhn, Kummer, Rexeisen, and Schlegel. Although belated, I decided to review the book that was published in 2008.

In his Introduction, militaria dealer Craig Gottleib states, "These [rings] are incredibly rare historical objects, with just over 200 currently recorded in my database, from the thousands that were made between 1933 and 1944". He goes on to say, "Over sixty-five years after the collapse of the Third Reich, less than 1% of the rings have surfaced." Where does this info come from? Flip to Chapter Twelve titled, "Ring Database." Craig says, "There are 187 names on the list [his database], which means that if there were approximately 20,000 rings issued, then the survival rate for rings is about 100th of 1 percent!" What? The number of 20,000 rings is an unsubstantiated guess. His statements are based on the number of rings that two American dealers (Craig Gottlieb and Don Boyle) and British collector/author Robin Lumsden have seen in the course of buying and selling rings.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Paul VINE VOICE on April 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Basically a nice picture book. NO source materiel cited (the author FORGOT to include it). In the community of this subject, this book's stated theory of the way the rings were manufactured is highly disputed. Nice pictures, that's it. Caution is warranted here as this is only an opinion book and not supported by fact in some areas. The author is very controversial in many collecting forum pages. He certainly is no expert in this subject.
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This book is primarily for militaria collectors, but is also of interest to general readers of Nazi history relating to Himmler's SS criminal organization. While I am not a militaria collector, I found this book to be well researched, and worthy of a five star rating for even general audiences who are curious about this artifact of the criminal Nazi SS organization.

I am skeptical of the author's claim to have been a U. S. Marine Major. This would have been a remarkable achievement for someone born in 1971, in my my personal opinion; and could be settled with a certified copy of his USMC discharge certificate to verify his military service.

Otherwise, I enjoyed the book very much.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Iva Buch on June 7, 2009
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A book written for collectors by a collector expertly traces one of the Third Reich's highly prized awards, the Totenkpof Ring.

The author has documented 200 of these rings, which he has observed, and makes the assertion that if 20,000 were actually issued then the survival rate is about 100th of 1 per cent. This truly makes this award one of the rarest for collectors today.

Beautifully illustrated with large colour close up photos, the book examines the ring basics, award documents, presentation boxes, Rings by date and the Structure and significance and regulations.

One of the very interesting sections is the one titled personality profiles which covers such persons as Herman Priess and the ring awarded to him which shows in the wonderful photos the ring he received.

As this is a book for collectors it also covers the Bain of any serious collector - reproductions.

The book is printed on fine glossy paper for excellent photo reproduction and at a little over 170 pages makes for fast reading.

There is no other book out there that compares to this one, on what is a very specialized field of collecting. (Dare I say expensive!)
A well researched and informative piece of writing, and if you are considering buying one take this particular book with you.

I have a reproduction ring, award box and award document, so I was fascinated to learn what the various symbols, dates, and engravings actually signify.
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By Edith Brackman on March 10, 2014
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The book is excellent both in information and photos. I will need to be in contact with the author as I have questions and also information for him. Thanks.
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By martin o donnell on February 13, 2014
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Wow an absolutely amazing piece of work..very well written with an awful lot of brilliant information ...a great read and a great insight to an amaxingly efficient and effective if somewhat flawed ideology and organisation....craig did a great job on this...
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lonnie W. Morris Jr. on October 26, 2011
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THIS BOOK WAS A BIG DISSAPOINTMERNT>GOOD RESEARCH ON THE RINGS<BUT NOT MANY NAMES OF SS THAT RECEIVED THEMNOT A LARGE BOOK TO BOOT
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Excellent book!!!
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