Posted 2 years ago
RARE as Hen's Teeth! A **MUST HAVE** for ANY WWII German Militeria collector! An ORIGIONAL German made & produced 78 rpm record GRAMMOPHON by "Musikkorps Der Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler" Side "A" has "Deutsdsland" (German National Anthum) and "Die Fahne Hoch" (Horst Wessel Lied" -Most popular WWII German Nazi song known to anyone in the field of Military Collectibles)
Side "B" is "Badenweller Marsch". Record plays as if it was NEVER played before. Music is crisp and clean with no scratches!
You will LOVE how I found such a gem.....
The X-wife and I were killing time in some small, lame "antique shop" that was filled with over priced "brick-a- brack" that in my opinion should have been junked or donated to Good Will. Near the door there were two milk crates full of these vinal 78 rpm record, that looked and smelled as if they were in several floods while stored away in someones basement.
Killing time, the X-wife and I started going threw each crate, reading out record titles out loud one by one. Full of nothing and no name songs that didn't ring a bell....then my X reads out..." DIE FANNY HOCK" (not knowing how to actually pronounce the title, and reading it as if it were spelled phonetically).....my heart stopped and time stood still. I said "WHAT!!??", and again, with the mispronounciation she said "DIE FANNY HOCK"....I couldn't believe my ears, and by the look on my face, my X was like "what is that??" I was trying to control my excitement, while jumping up and down like a little kid, I kept telling her "Do you KNOW what this IS??...DO you KNOW what THIS IS!!!???"
She had no clue, and I had to explain it to her. She then got excited, because it was "HER FIND". I carfully took the record to the cashier, dug in my pocket for the loose change to pay the .99 cents plus TAX!!
I raced home, wound up the ol' Victrolla, put the needle down, and sweet harmony poured out of the double door speaker. Amazing. I then called my best friend, (friends since the 5th grade and we BOTH enjoy collecting antiques and Military memorabilia-he more to the German side of the hobby). We have always joked about finding the impossible. THIS VERY RECORD!! I waited for him to answer, and I played the record again....silence was his only responce....shocked and stunned, and in disbelief, I told him all about the "FIND"....Although it is the instrumental version of the song, I challenge ANYONE to go and find a Pre-WWII era copy of this song in this condition! Friends, it is next to impossible....