Title: SS Totenkopf Ring – Himmler’s SS Honor Ring in Detail
Author: Gottlieb, Craig
Edition: 1st Edition
Publication Date: 2008
Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 256 pages
Comments: Using modern tools not available to previous authors on this subject, Craig Gottlieb paints a comprehensive picture of the Totenkopf Ring and the man who was behind it – Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler.
Gottlieb draws on a body of over 200 examples to document currently believed notions about the ring.He offers never before seen photos and documents, and even develops many new well-reasoned theories about the Totenkopf (Death Head) ring.
The book also covers the pre-history of the Totenkopf ring, placing its appearance onto the “SS Scene” in historical context. Also covered are design background, construction techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the physical characteristics of rings.
Gottlieb also includes sections on award documents and frames, ring shipping boxes, and provides many never-before-seen photographs of rings in wear.
Finally, he brings rings to life with an extensive “personality profile” chapter in which he illustrates several famous rings.
Over 200 colour and black and white photographs.