WW II German Army 122. Infanterie-Division – PRESENTATION ASH TRAY – Rittmeister Bernd-Joachim Freiherr von Maltzhan


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You are bidding on an EXTREMELY RARE example of a WW2 German Wehrmacht Trench Art Ashtray!  This was presented to Rittmeister Bernd-Joachim Freiherr von Maltzahn!  He was the Commander of Aufklarungs-Abteilung 122 “Greif” (part of the 122nd Infanry Division).


The 122nd Infantry Division  was a German division in World War II. It was formed on October 5, 1940.  It was involved in Operation Barbarossa; Siege of Leningrad; Demyansk Pocket; Battle of Tali-Ihantala; Battle of Vyborg Bay (1944); Battle of Narva (1944); and the Courland Pocket.  It surrendered to the Soviet forces in Kurland at the end of the war.

The emblem/logo consists of a shield featuring a Giffon Talon below the word “Greif”.



Made of brass and steel, this Trench Art Presentation Ash Tray, is an AMAZING piece of history!  Made from the base of a 15cm sFH18 Brass Shell, it features 5 Russian Coins that have been curved for holding cigarettes/cigars.  In the center is a 20mm FlaK shell that adorns a prominent “Greif Division” Logo (double-sided) on top.  Some slight paint loss, but nothing that detracts.  Each side of the ashtray has an engraved section that indicates:


Weihnachten 1941

vor Petersburg

(Christmas 1941

before Petersburg)


Unserm hochverehrten Kommandeur
Herrn Rittmstr. Frhr. v. Maltzbahn
von Stab A.A 122

(Our esteemed Commander

Mr. Rittmeister Freiherr von Maltzahn

from Stab A.A. 122.)


Promiment markings on the base…and the feet are made from three 20mm Flak Rounds.  The shiled is a bit loose on top, but it does not detract.  Some obvious marks due to the age.  Would make for a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!



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