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BARON KLAUS VON FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN CAVALRY CRUSHER CAP GROUPING CONT. Additional photos and information: The crusher cap is made of early soft molten material and the exterior has only a few small minor and very discrete moth holes so with surprisingly minimal damage, as it was well used in the field and a combat environment. The insignia is stunning and in excellent condition. The leather peak shows cracking to the front centre, due to it been stuffed inside a suitcase for 70 years with many other family military items, until they surfaced recently. There are signs inside the cap of a possible makers name to the inside crown and the cap size is approximately 56. There are 12 detailed and comprehensive personal letters, mainly addressed to Klaus to his field post address and presumably from his wife, with date stamps in 1942 & 1943. These letters are many pages each and the last letter was written in October 1943, and must have all been returned to the family along with the cap, when he was killed on 4 December 1943 in Mykolaiv in the Ukraine. Also, 13 various original photographs, 4 with close-ups of Hitler meeting his staff at his Headquarters probably around mid-war time, and others of Klaus (framed) and his brother Karl v. F-L, who was an officer in the artillery and others must be family members. Possibly Klaus and definitely his cousin Wessel v. F-L, was attached to Fuhrer HQ which was arranged by Admiral Canaris during 1943. Hence the nature of some of these photographs. Finally, more documentation including Klaus's HJ membership Card from the 1930's, and this military files, and even his marriage certificate ! The most telling item here is his pocket-sized personal address book containing many hand-written names, addresses and telephone numbers, and especially those of all his wider family. Most notably of course is Wessel v. F-L, but also another cousin, Bernd v. F-L who ironically was in the Fuhrerbunker at the end with Hitler and broke-out to deliver Hitler's last Will & Testament (refer the films; 'Downfall' & 'Hitler: The Last 10 Days'). Please email for more photo's and additional information.
BARON KLAUS VON FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN CAVALRY CRUSHER CAP GROUPING WITH LINKS TO THE 20 JULY 1944 PLOT Rittmeister Baron Klaus von Freytag-Loringhoven extensive grouping, with links to the 20 July 44' Plot; His cavalry crusher cap, personal letters, original photo's and other documentation, including his personal address book with hand-written names and telephone of his cousins Wessel v. F-L (who supplied the brief-case bomb detonator to his close friend Stauffenberg) and Bernd v. F-L, who was in the Fuhrerbunker right at the end of the war with Hitler. I am sure that there are others that are noted in this diary who could be of interest. This all came from the family and has never been in a collection before and with plenty of scope for further research and would be a great project. Klaus served with the 24 Panzer Division which was formed in in 1941 from the 1st Cavalry Division, and the tank crewman wore the golden-yellow Waffenfarbe due to the divisions mounted origins, rather than the Panzer pink. A fascinating group and especially with the connection to the plotters and conspirators, from an East Prussian family of nobility. Any WW2 resistance material is very sort after nowadays and those members of the German Resistance during WW2 are being remembered.
DIE RITTERKRRUZTRAGER DE LUFTWAFFE 1 The absolute must have book in both English and German of every RK winner who served in the Luftwaffe as a fighter pilot. Short bio's for each person, and although well out of print, it is still a sort after book and with all pages intact.
DIE RITTERKRRUZTRAGER DE LUFTWAFFE 2 Second and last addition and absolute must have book in both English and German of every RK winner who served in the Luftwaffe as a Stuka and ground attack pilot. Short bio's for each person and although well out of print it is still a very sort after reference book with all the pages intact.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER SOLDIER\'S LETTER HOME An interesting typed letter from a fallschirmjager soldier to his parents dated 7 November 1941. I have put it through Google Translate, but I am sure that someone else could do a better job at translating it. Good condition apart from a tear on the upper right-hand side (when it was opened presumably) and it would be a nice piece for a Fallschirmjager collector.
FLOTTENCHEF ADMIRAL LUJENS CARD The last captain and went down with the Bismarck.
GENRALMAJOR GALLAND CARD
GERMAN BAVARIAN AVIATORS PILOTS BADGE - ENGRAVED AND THE PILOT IS IDENTIFIED WITH A PHOTO AND SERVICE HISTORY A wonderful engraved Imperial Bavarian pilots badge by Carl Poellath of Schrobenhausen. This hollow type badge is in very good used condition with no damage and maintaining some of its original frosting within the edges of the inside leaves. The rear has period engraving detailed to Lieutenant of the Reserve, A. Hermann who qualified as a pilot on 24 September 1917, and notes his unit and located on the Western Front (France/Belgium). A photo of him (3rd from the left) with his squadron dated December 1917 and a summary of this WW1 service history. See pics 8 to10. It came with an art-deco type bakelite case with a Dresden jewellers label, and this was not original to the badge, but it would have found it way into this case. NB. Having done research on the badge itself, it may be a post WW1, 1930's period private purchase badge where the pilot has then engraved the back with his relevant details, so therefore it is priced on that basis.
GERMAN WW1 EK2 AND LETTER A perfect K.A.G marked EK2 with an accompanying letter, which describes how he is honoured to receive the award dated 13 September 1914.
HAUPTMANN HANS MARSEILLLE The 'Star of Afrika' and was credited with shooting down more allied planes than any other Luftwaffe pilot. Bailed-out in N. Africa and killed when he hit his tail-plane.
HAUPTMANN SAYN WITTGENSTIEN CARD
KAPITANLEUTNANT LEHMANN-WILLENBROCK CARD
KAPITANLEUTNANT PRIEN CARD
KAPITANLEUTNANT ROSENBAUM CARD
KAPITANLEUTNANT SCHEPKE CARD
KORVETTENKAPITIAN KRETSCHMAR CARD
KORVETTENKAPITIAN PRIEN CARD
LEUTNANT KURT WOLFF - SANKE CARD 523 A member of the Flying Circus and he always wore his lucky-charm night cap in battle, except the day he rushed to engage the enemy and forgot to put it on, and on that day he was subsequently shot down and killed. In excellent condition.
LEUTNANT WARNER VOSS - SANKE CARD 506 A member of the Flying Circus and achieved 48 victories. Once landed his plane in no-mans land to dismount the machine-gun from his downed opponents aircraft to take back to his squadron, to enable him to confirm that victory. Known to wear his best uniform during every combat flight, just in case he was shot-down and taken prisoner and entertained in Paris by his RFC opponents. Finally shot-down during an intense dog-fight while taking-on 7 RFC planes alone and managing to fend them off for ten minutes, but was eventually killed. In excellent condition.
LOTHER FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN - ROTHENBERG CARD 3000 A member of the Flying Circus and achieved 40 victories in relatively short period of time, and therefore was deemed by some as far more capable than his famous older brother. Killed in a plane crash after the war in 1922. In excellent condition
MAJOR HANS PHILIPP CARD
MAJOR VON MALTZAHN CARD
MAJOR WICK CARD
OBERLEUTNANT RUDOLF BERTHOLD - SANKE CARD 423 Refused to leave the front and insisted on flying while badly injured and achieved 44 victories by the end of the war. Was strangled by his own Blue Max by German Communists in 1920. In excellent condition.
OBERLEUTNENT MARSEILLE CARD
OBERLEUTNENT MARSEILLE CARD The Star of Afrika
OBERSTLEUTNANT MOLDERS CARD
ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR 1 A classic and must have for any RK collector or reader of the award winners, for the swords, diamonds, and golden diamonds. Reasonably priced as a good 2nd hand book, and first addition and signed by the author.
ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR 2 The second and last addition and a classic and must have for any RK collector or reader of all the award winners for the oak leaves. Reasonably priced as a good 2nd hand book, and first addition and signed by the author.
ORDEN POUR LE MERITE Although in German not English this is the book to have for reference pics of PLM's, up close showing all the detail and also has a full comprehensive list of every single winner of the PLM from the very beginning to the end of WW1. Near new, and hardly used and normally priced at around 95 Euros before P&P.
RITTERMEISTER MANFRED FRHR. VON RICHTHOFEN - SANKE CARD 503 This is the holy grail of all the German WW1 PLM winners sanke cards and it is seldom found on collector websites nowadays, and usually fetches around USD$150. In excellent condition.
RITTMEISTER MANFRED FRHR. VON RICHTHOFEN - SANKE CARD 532 The famed Red Baron, Rittmeister Manfred Frhr. von Richthofen, leading German WW1 ace with 80 confirmed victories. This sanke card is probably the next most sort-after of the Baron, following sanke number 503. In excellent condition.
SANKE CARD 340 MAX IMMELMANN
SANKE CARD 647 LT. ROTH A rare card and hard to find
THE ARMED FORCES OF WORLD WAR 2 A nice comprehensive book on all the armed forces and their uniform and rank structures in WW2. Good condition.
THE POUR LE MERITE & GERMANY\'S FIRST ACES A great book and especially for detailing all the WW1 German Army Air Service winners of the PLM.
WW1 17th/21th LANCERS CAP BADGE
WW1 1st CANTERBURY REGIMENT CAP & COLLAR BADGES - MATCHING Nice matching bi-metal cap badge by J. R Gaunt, and collar badges which are non-marked.
WW1 1st CANTERBURY REGIMENT RIGHT-HAND COLLAR BADGE
WW1 BAVARIAN OFFICERS AVIATORS LITEWKA TUNIC & TROUSERS - NAMED WW1 Bavarian officers very early war aviation Litewka tunic and trousers (not to be confused with the 'Kleiner Rock', which were introduced in late 1915). Both the Litewkas and Kleiner Rocks were very popular with pilots because they were a more comfortable uniform to wear. Made with the distinct Litewka soft doeskin silvery grey wool material and with the straight lower pockets. Two rows of silver (Bavarian) buttons, and matching collar patches and slip-on type shoulder boards and all corresponding in colour for the 8th Bavarian Field Artillery Regiment. Matching gilded winged propellers on each shoulder board and with vertical loops for one award on the left hand side (presumably for a Bavarian pilots or observers badge) and a smaller set of vertical loops on the right hand side (possibly for an Austro-Hungarian pilots badge or Gallipoli Star). And with a nice pair of dark navy coloured straight-leg trousers of similar soft doeskin wool material with stamped metal buttons. Named to a Lt 'Rothe' or "Bothe' (as it is hard to tell the first letter being hand-written in italics). Initial research has found a PLM winner, Fritz Ritter von Roth, who did serve in the 8th Bavarian Atty Regiment, before joining the the Air Service in late 1917, and he was famous for being known as the "Balloon Buster". Although his spelling differs, with the 'e' at the end, Roth(e) was spelt both ways, and it is a well known Southern German surname with both spellings being used.
WW1 CAMERON HIGHLANDERS CAP BADGE
WW1 DUKE OF CORNWELLS LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE
WW1 EAST SURRY REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 GERMAN BAVARIAN OFFICERS AVIATORS TUNIC & TROUSERS A superb Bavarian officers 1910 pattern tunic and matching trousers for a lieutenant in the German Army Air Service. Tailored fine gaberdine grey material with Swedish cuffs, silver buttons and double matt silver litzen to the collar on patches of black velvet with poppy-red edging. Correct Bavarian threaded matching shoulder boards, each with propellers, however, one propeller is missing a wing and the other is broken-off but still intact. Does have areas of light mothing and then especially to the lower right-hand front bottom skirt. On the left-side there are 3 Loops for a ribbon bar and then 6 loops to house 3 awards with rubbing evidence to the fabric to show that they have been used. Matching trousers with leather shoe fasteners at the bottom. The tailors name is visible on the trouser buttons as well as to the top rear on the pants, being 'Isidor Bach Munich' who was then a well known premium out-fitter and tailor of WW1 officers uniforms. This aviators uniform was found in a house clearance in Denmark about 10 years ago.
WW1 GERMAN PRUSSIAN OFFICERS AVIATORS TUNIC An excellent example of a worn Prussian officers 1910 style aviators tunic, and probably mid to late war due to the heavy wool fabric. The correct aviator's grey underlay underneath the shoulder boards and also to the highly detailed collar litzen's. Matching set of propellers on each shoulder board and one set of sown vertical loops where a pilots or observers badge was positioned, and with signs of use. All matching buttons and original cotton stitching and with an EK2 ribbon to the 2nd button hole, which is very well worn and brittle. Ex-Michael Baldwin collection sale from January 2018.
WW1 HIGHLAND LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE
WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN FLAG WITH PHOTOGRAPH A large size Imperial German State flag with an original period photograph showing it being captured by the men of an engineer regiment at the Hotel de Ville, Douai, France on September 16 1918. The flag has been carefully cut from the pole shown in the photo, and is otherwise it is in very good worn condition after over 100 years and has lots of character.
WW1 KINGS OWN ROYAL LANCASTER REGIMENT
WW1 LEINSTER REGIMENT BADGE
WW1 LIGHT INFANTRY CAP BADGE & BUCKS LIGHT INFANTRY COLLAR BADGE
WW1 MOTOR TRANSPORT CORPS COLLAR BADGE
WW1 NORTHERN CYCLIST BATTALION CAP BADGE
WW1 NZ 8th (SOUTH CANTERBURY) MOUNTED RIFLES MATCHING CAP BADGE & COLLAR BADGES An excellent all matching set with the cap badge and both matching collar badges with most of the gilt remaining throughout. Looks like they are either unused or hardly used.
WW1 PRUSSIAN FLAG 2.5M X 1.5M A Kaisermarine battleship or U-Boat ensign printed version with stamped binding. This huge ensign is of fine printed composition on traditional flag cloth. The flag bearing the design of Iron Cross to the corner, and the Imperial eagle to the centre. The flag with its heavy duty stitched reinforcing section at one end. To the upper staff area, the flag attachment. The main rope to the lower section. The flag with the stamped ink 'Kaiserliche Kriegsflg 1,5 x 2,5’ marking to the reinforcement. The flag showing some general wear and use overall. Some holes to the field (the holes ranging from 1cm approx to the largest approximately 3cm). The printed colours remaining fresh & vibrant. An inked name is visible to the base of the central roundel. Possibly inked by the person taking the flag as a souvenir. This came from a large naval collection and haven’t been on the market for over fifty years. The size of this flag is of the type carried on Capital shipping i.e. major battleships, or U-boats. Particularly rare to the market. The design of the flag is of the 1903 – 1919 pattern, and typical of those carried during the First World War.
WW1 ROYAL EAST KENT REGIMENT (THE BUFFS) CAP BADGE
WW1 ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY COLLAR BADGE
WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS A fantastic classic padded embroidered set of issued pilots wings that are in very good condition and they have been worn and very carefully removed from a uniform, and with only one slight abrasion to one outer feather. WW1 RFC pilots wings were never a type or model as such i.e early vs. late war, but rather they were made throughout the war by different manufacturers, so hence the different variants that you will see in the old photo's. These pilots wings are of the most classic shape and a fully padded style.
WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS A fantastic set of used Royal Flying Corps pilots wings that have been removed from a tunic. A beautiful set of slightly padded wings that have been been nicely trimmed by the wearer and must have seen some action over the Western Front, with a real 'been there' look to them and ideal for the collector who likes the well worn genuine article. Abrasions to the two outer feathers, which seems common with worn and used wings, as they are very fine and a delicate item.
WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS A pristine flat embroidered set of issued RFC pilots wings that are in very good condition and they have never been worn and with only slight abrasions to lower outer bottom feathers. The classic set RFC shape wings and a flat style and ideal for a collector who prefers the non-issued museum quality display type example.
WW1 ROYAL FUSILIERS REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 ROYAL SCOTS CAP BADGE
WW1 ROYAL WELSH FUSILIERS REGIMENT
WW1 ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 SCOTS GUARDS CAP BADGE
WW1 SOUTH WEST BORDERS CAP BADGE
WW1 TERRITORIAL ROYAL ENGINEERS HAMPSHIRE COLLAR BADGE
WW1 THE GLOUCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 THE RIFLE BRIGADE CAP BADGE
WW1 THE SUFFOLK REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 THE WILRSHIRE REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW1 WELCH REGIMENT CAP BADGE
WW2 BRITISH AFRICA STAR & EIGHT ARMY CLASP - NAMED A nice named star and original 8th Army clasp (not post war added) to Pte W. Fraser. Looks to have been cut from a medal bar.
WW2 ITALIAN FASCIST RSI GLADIUS COLLAR BADGE
WW2 NZ 2ND EXPEDITIONARY FORCE CAP BADGE
WW2 NZ OFFICERS SAM BROWN BELT - NAMED A nice WW2 officers Sam Brown belt to a NZ Captain who served in N. Africa and Italy. Came directly from the family with some history and copies of photo's which will be passed onto the buyer. Missing the dome at the front which fastens the strap once through the buckle, but still works fine and looks good. Possibly a re-issued WW1 sam brown for a WW2 officer as it has the characteristics of an earlier WW1 type.
WW2 NZ OFFICERS SAM BROWN BELT - WITH HISTORY A nice and fully complete Sam Brown belt that has come directly from the family of a NZ officer who served in Greece and N. Africa. A brief history and some digital photo's of the officer are available to the buyer and also his service number.
WW2 NZ ONWARD MATCHING COLLAR BADGES
WWI WEBLEY MARK 6 HARD-SHALL LEATHER HOLSTER - STAMPED, DATED & NAMED A beautiful condition 'Hobson & Sons' of London, 1916 dated Webley Mark 6 holster. A rich deep mahogany-brown colour and solid hard-shell leather and in overall excellent condition. There is what looks to be small patches of some type of scuffing to the forward edge, which could be removed, otherwise it is absolute pristine condition. The correct military arrow stamp of '174' and an ink written name inside the inner flap which looks like ' CCC Howe'. A top quality holster for a Sam Brown belt by a known and established London outfitter for WW1 officers.