This is the SS-Totenkopf photoalbum of SS-Oberscharfuhrer u. SS-Stabscharführer Erwin Baase.
The album contains many privat early pictures of baase and his wife, as well as a few postcards, there are photo’s of Baase in uniform, of his wedding; there is an interesting colourpicture of him (ever seen a SS Totenkopf colorpicture before?), a weddingcard and what appears to be a 10 year wedding anniversary card. Typical a privat made personal album that spans several years. There are also many privat civilian pictures.
As a whole a very rare album, that shows another side of the war though the eyes of a SS-man from a Totenkopf unit. There are even pictures of shopping!
I don’t think this deserves any further explanaition regarding rarity and how few of these albums there are. Obviously this is not a combat album, but a privat album, this is very interesting and very rare!
ps: i pictured most pages, there are a few photo’s on purpose red marked for copyright protection. The color picture and several close ups could easily sell for 100+ a photo, but we always leave things as they are. I deem to have priced the album very well!