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An excellent example of the high quality NSDAP 15 year Long Service medal. Heavy construction, absolutely beautiful and totally undamaged translucent blue enamel with good bright silvered finish to the remainder of the award, complete with its original ribbon.
All in full colour, all except one have been stamped and franked 14th August 1936.
A good example of the German Eagle Order 3rd Class, good finish remaining to the eagles placed in between the arms of the white enamel Maltese Cross. Good gilt to the crossed swords. To the reverse side the tip of one of the arms of the Maltese Cross the white enamel has minor chips. Fitted with its correct black, white and red ribbon. The small pinhole to the centre of the ribbon where the award was once removed from its box and pinned to a collector’s display board. The ribbon is complete with its dress fitting pin. The medal is with its fitted presentation case which is gold blocked to the upper inner lid ‘Verdienstkreuz III.Stufe Des Ordens Vom Deutschen Adler’ with its black velvet base. The box is in excellent condition with good gilt blocking to the national eagle and gilded edge. Slight scratches to the edges of the base. The catch is present and fully gilded.
1940 DATED SAM BROWNE BELT A waist belt only of the Sam Browne set, maker marked 'D.Power & Sons' dated '1940'. Some slight dryness to tongue part of belt but generally good and supple, all brass fittings. Condition:
1950’S BELGIUM PARA SMOCK. Excellent condition Belgium para smock dated ‘1956’. Camouflage finish. Some wear overall but generally good with zip and pop studs working correctly. Large comfortable size. At least 46 inch chest with long arms. Complete with its crotch flap copied from the British Denison smock of WWII.
2ND PATTERN NICKEL FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE, UNIT IDENTIFIED. A nice condition all nickel 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, excellent length blade, with its original profile, oval cross guard in nickel as is the machine chased grip. The cross guard is marked broad arrow ‘56’, in its original 1st pattern scabbard with the lower tip in nickel. Both leg straps are fitted. The elasticated hilt retaining strap is complete but it has lost the majority of its elasticity. This Fairbairn Sykes knife was carried by a member of the West Yorkshire Regiment in the 5th Infantry Division (India). Wrapped around the upper part of the scabbard is a section of blue cloth with the moth damage remains of the red central ball of fire indicating the insignia of the 5th Indian Infantry Division. The identity of the wearer can be narrowed down even further, to which brigade of the division he was serving. The 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment was serving with the 9th Indian Infantry Brigade. A lovely condition and scarce knife with history.
3 AWARD CITATIONS TO OBERST ERICH BERNHARDT. An unusual group of three awards to a Colonel of the 1st Battalion 105th Infantry Regiment, part of the 72nd Infantry Division. Comprising: Third Reich awarded War Honour Cross with Swords, date of award 25th January 1935. The A5 size punch-holed citation for the rare Royal Bulgarian Order of Bravery 4th Class, 1st Grade, with the facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Keitel, date of award 2nd December 1941. The punch-holed A5 citation to Oberstleutnant Erich Bernhardt for the Krim Shield dated 23rd August 1942 with the facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Manstein. The awards are unusual insomuch as the Royal Bulgarian Order was awarded through Army High Command. Berndardt was obviously a WWI veteran and who served in the Landespolizie in between the wars. Accompanying the three citations are four A4 sized sheets of research, both in text and map form showing the area of operations, deployment and after action reports of the 73rd Infantry Division, which after 1940 were all on the Eastern Front and a lot of action in the area of Sevastopol. All of the research put together by the foremost researcher in the U.K.
5TH INDIAN DIVISION SLOUCH HAT. One of an extensive collection of slouch hats recently purchased by us, this particular example is very much above average in terms of condition. It is a 1943 Australian made version and worn by a member of the 5th Indian Division. To the side is the red ball of fire upon black insignia in wool. The pagri is good and tight and multi folded. The hat is in an excellent low shape. There is the typical Carr Australia press stud, which functions well to the side. The original chin strap is present as is the leather band with the typical Australian maker code marks and a clear date of '43'. The hat is in an excellent shape.
A CCOMPANION OF WINGS OF WWII BY RUSSELL J. HUFF. A ring bound publication being 104 pages of text and poor quality photographs of wings of WWII from the axis forces.
A PAIR OF ARMY RESERVE ARTILLERY LEUTNANT’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of combat worn slip-on shoulder boards for a Leutnant in a Reserve Artillery Unit. Slight flooding of the colour of the red wool waffenfarbe onto the silver wire exterior with grey Reserve base colour in wool. Complete with their tabs.
ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE DOCUMENTS. An ultra rare set of documents comprising of 25 Argentinean Government identification sheets for members of the crew of the Graf Spee, each sheet measuring 32 x 22cm with the heading of the Republic of Argentina, Minister of the Interior, Police of the Capital and each sheet having an identification photograph of an officer from the Graf Spee. Each sheet contains full details of the internee, except strangely it omits their age. All of the internee numbers range from 41 up to 80 and describes in Spanish that the internees were all members of the Graf Spee after it sinking in December 1939. Accompanying the sheets are one of the extremely rare hard card one page fold out identity card issued by the Republic of Argentina to each individual internee, which contains a photograph of this recipient who is Erich Liebling with full photograph and fingerprints. The history of the tracking and sinking of the Graf Spee is well documented in both paper form and on film and items from the Graf Spee are very rare and highly collectible.
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sought after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher. Condition:
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sort after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
AFRIKA KORPS PANZER SINGLE SHOULDER STRAP. A relic shoulder strap, cut from a tunic having the secondary fixing tongue removed. The piping is artificial silk, pink in colour to denote Panzer and luftwaffe nco tresse has been field applied as an obvious field upgrade. Often in the field whatever form of rank tresse was available, was used. The woolen under lay field grey denoting an early 1942 manufacture.
AIR ORGANISATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH BY ROGER JAMES BENDER. This we believe was the very first book published by Roger James Bender in 1967. It is an excellent early work on the Luftwaffe and all the other flying organisations of the Third Reich. Superb condition, the cover has been protected with cellophane, still with the original retailer’s label to the interior. No edge knocks, stains or damage to any of the pages.
ALLIED FORCES IN ITALY BY GUIDO ROSIGNOLI. Missing its flyleaf cover, this good hardback work first published in 1989 describing in huge depth all of the individual units of all the allies fighting in Italy with excellent colour plates with the badges and insignia of all the respective units, even including the Italian units that fought after 1943 with the allies.
AMERICAN FLIGHT JACKETS, AIRMEN AND AIRCRAFT BY MAGUIRE & CONWAY. An excellent large format Schiffer publication on the history of U.S. flyers jackets from WWI to Desert Storm. 246 pages, fully colour illustrated and black and white photographs of wonderful collections of U.S. painted and insignia flying jackets with personal histories of the flyers that wore them. A classic Schiffer high quality publication with its original flyleaf. 1st edition, 1994.
AMERICAN WWII 0SS DROP KNIFE. An extremely good condition knuckleduster knife known as the OSS drop knife, the four round pointed D shaped hilt was made by Foster Brothers and welded onto the tang of the triangular blade of an 1873 U.S. Springfield triangular socket bayonet. The scabbard is produced also from the lower half of the 1873 bayonet. The grip is produced from solidified rubber grooved tubing, similar in design to bicycle pedal covering. A very nicely produced knife overall, said to have been produced to drop to irregular troops operating in the Philippines and other tropical areas. Overall length 36.5cm, due to new regulations within the UK we can only export this item.
AMERICAN WWII U.S. NAVY COMMANDER’S TUNIC, TROUSERS AND CAP. A good ‘1943’ dated U.S. naval officers tunic in the standard double breasted style. No moth or damage to the exterior, one U.S. Navy button missing, beautiful quality gilt to the buttons. Gilt rank lace to each sleeve for Commander. To the interior silk label for the ‘Raleigh Haberdashers, Washington’ with a further label stating ‘Regulation U.S.Navy uniform’ with the interior label identifying the owner as ‘Walter R.Amesbury’ with date ‘2.1.1943’, with accompanying naval officers visor cap, wool crown totally moth free, central mohair band, wire woven American eagle naval badge, which is slightly dull, gilt front strap with excellent gilt to the US eagle side buttons. The interior sweatband is excellent with a San Francisco maker or retailer’s name to the upper inner crown.
AMERICAN/CANADIAN SPIKED BAYONET VARIANT. A rare variant of the British spiked bayonet being the model with the Victory Plastics Canadian and American supplied scabbard that was used with the specially adapted webbing frog. The scabbard itself is in untouched condition, ‘VP’ logo to the back. Very slight surface rust to the bayonet hilt, which would clean easily.
ARMED FORCES SPLINTER PATTERN ZELTBAHN. A good bright camouflaged zeltbahn, which is RB numbered. Generally in good condition, it has lost its zeltbahn buttons and has one large moth or rodent hole to the centre.
ARMY OBERST KARL GOEBAL The original page as removed from a Hitler Youth members autograph book, large format photo of him wearing Officers parade uniform and decorations. Pen signature to lower right hand side. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
ARNHEM LIFT. The excellent story of an Arnhem glider pilot, published in 1945, one year after the Arnhem operation. It is by Louis Hagen who was awarded the Military Medal with the foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Frederick A.N.Browning (Boy Browning) who was the overall Commander of the Airborne Division. This excellent 120 page written story by one of the glider pilots who had lasted seven days of the battle of Arnhem. Only written one year after the event, the events were absolutely fresh in his mind. A really exciting story of heroics and privations endured in that famous battle. Condition:
AUSRUSTUNG BY ROLY PICKERING Ausrustung, Field Equipment of the German Forces in WWII. Regimentals are now accepting pre orders for the forth-coming publication by Military Mode Ltd. The exclusive two volume book will be incredibly limited in stock and each two volume set will be individually numbered and signed by the author. The title 'Ausrustung' being the German translation for 'Equipment' is an in-depth guide in to exotic field equipment of the German forces in World War II. Each volume is over 220 pages, bound in hard back format and , The book follows the design of previous Military Mode presentations, packed with large high resolution photographs of items from within a selection of the world's top collections including the author's himself. In association with the two leading museums of WWII equipment in the world, the book contains some items never seen or published until now. Limited to only 1000 copies, 450 pages. Release date October 1st 2014. Condition:
AUSTRALIAN WWII OPERATION EMERGENCY RATION FULL TIN. An unopened can of A.M.F. Operation Ration 02, introduced in 1943 the operational ration tin all complete with its tin opener top. Some light discoloration to the tin. These tins contained three individual meals and were extensively used in the jungles of New Guinea.
AUSTRIAN 1935 PILOT’S DAGGER. One of the rarest of the axis daggers is the 1935 introduced Austrian Air Force pilot’s dagger. The blade is marked ‘Zeitler Wien VIII’ with possibly a maker’s mark on the reverse side. The blade is generally good, some slight sharpening marks to one edge and other black spotting but still bright in the majority of the blade. Virtually all of the bright nickel plating to the top pommel, exposed grip sections, cross guard and the scabbard good and bright with some small areas of dullness and with light rusting showing through close to the rings on the scabbard. The enamel white triangle with a red circular field is totally undamaged. The blade release button system working correctly. The grip, which appears to be made of a composition material has one slight crack and other obvious wear use marks. The scabbard itself is totally undented complete with the propeller insignia in two places. A rare aviators dagger of the Third Reich period. These particular daggers are clearly shown on page 17 and 18 of World Dress Daggers 1900-1945 by Robert J. Berger.
AUSTRIAN WWII M.16 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A recycled WWI Austrian produced M.17 style helmet refurbished in the 1930’s. Apple green finish excellent overall with minor abrasions. Originally refurbished with twin Armed Forces decals, the army decal all intact, good and clear, under the 1940 regulations the national tricolour has been painted over, complete with its M.35 aluminium banded liner with square edged strap attachment clips. Marked size ‘57’, good supple leather, excellent colour with its original drawstring. Marked ‘BGB 66’.
BELGIUM CILVILIAN GAS MASK IN TIN Produced by Englebert. Some rusting to exterior tin. Complete with its shoulder strap. Inner mask good.
BELGIUM OR FRENCH WWII OFFICER RIDING HIS HORSE FIGURE. A sawdust and glue figure by the French or Belgium made, non maker marked of an officer riding his horse with drawn sword wearing the Adrian helmet commonly used by both France and Belgium.
BELGIUM WWII GERMAN MOUNTED SOLDIER IN SAWDUST & GLUE. Excellent paint finish overall, complete with rifle and sword to the horse. Produced by the Belgium Company of Durso prior to WW2.
BELGIUM WWII M.23 ADRIAN HELMET. A rare example of the domestically produced Adrian of two-piece construction painted entirely in a satin black for use by Belgium Gendarme. The helmet is in excellent overall condition with original early type lion badge present. The liner and chinstrap with all aluminium spacers present.
BELGIUM WWII WALLOON LABOUR CORPS MANS BUCKLE. A very scarce buckle for the Walloon (Belgium) Volunteers of the Rexist version of the German Labour Corps (RAD).
BERGKAUKASIEN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. Very fine quality Bevo woven arm shield for the units of Bergkaukasien. Cut from roll.
BOOK - UNIFORMS OF VOLUNTEER TROOPS, ITALIAN IN SPAIN 1936-39. This is an Italian language book and we have loosely translated the title. The book is of large format and absolutely superb. A very hard book to find with a multiplicity of super photos of Spanish volunteers fighting in Spain during the fierce Civil War. There are also magnificent colour plates as well as photos of equipment and line drawings of uniforms. For anyone interested in the Italian Army or the Spanish Civil War this is an absolute must. To the rear of the book are wonderful illustrations of banners and flag and pennants. The overall condition of the book is very good, just lightly used with one or two areas of minor distortion to the outer dust jacket.
BRAVERY COURAGE AND VALOUR BY ADRIAN FORMAN. Excellent number 16 author signed of the 350 signed editions 1st Edition, 400 pages of large readable text, black and white and many coloured images of the Knights Cross, its citations and its recipients. As new condition.
BRITISH 1937 LEE ENFIELD CARRYING BAG. A good service used carrying bag for the Lee Enfield rifle, some staining overall. Carrying strap missing. Marked to the interior but with an obscured date.
BRITISH 1937 PATTERN WATER BOTTLE IN ORIGINAL PACKING. A 1937 pattern water bottle with all its felt covering, wrapped in its greaseproof paper, complete with its 37 pattern case also individually wrapped with its long shoulder strap marked ‘M E Company 1942 long’ also in its original packing and in the cardboard box marked ‘WD 3321 Bottle C/ WD marked.
BRITISH 1ST ARMY PATCH. Good condition, slight fraying to the lower points. Unapplied to tunic.
BRITISH 2ND ARMY PATCH. Excellent machine embroidered version. Good unissued condition. Very slight fraying to the lower bottom edge.
BRITISH 43RD WESSEX DIVISION PATCH. Excellent patch, heavily embroidered on Melton background with paper to the rear. Good stored condition throughout.
BRITISH 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE PATCH. A rare machine embroidered example of white felt clearly removed from a battledress. The insignia is excellent, trimmed slightly round to the corners with signs of machine stitching, toned and dusty from storage. A nice original patch.
BRITISH 4TH CORPS EMBROIDERED PATCH. Excellent item with black cheesecloth backing.
BRITISH 4TH DIVISION PRINTED PATCH. Removed from album, traces where it was sewn to a tunic and paper traces to the reverse.
BRITISH 56TH DIVISION SHOULDER PATCHES. A nice matched set of black embroidered cat on red felt background, divisional patches for the 56th London Division.
BRITISH 6TH ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION HIGH QUALITY UNISSUED PATCH. Silk embroidery on wool background.
BRITISH 8TH ARMY INSIGNIA. Possibly Italian made. Removed from album. Very good unissued condition. Traces of staple holes to the corners.
BRITISH AIR RAID PRECAUTION GROUPING. Three items related to the Home Front being a 1939 Brodie helmet painted black with the insignia to the front ‘MFB’ indicating the Morris Motor Factory Brigade, complete with its chinstrap, blue paint finish with a ‘1940’ dated Air Raid Warden rattle and an interesting Salvation Army alter piece, nickel insignia similar to the form of a US Dollar, cast in red, blood and fire.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now. Condition:
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now. Condition:
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH ANKLE BOOTS 1946 DATED A good set of British issue soldier’s ankle boots known as the ammunition boots, complete with all their pebbled leather, the heels, soles and tips all with their metal nails and cleats, marked size ‘8’ with broad arrow mark, dated 1946. Ideal for a British mannequin display.
BRITISH ARGYLE & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER'S. Removed from board, slight fraying to one end, could easily be trimmed to tidy.
BRITISH ARMOURERS PAPERWORK GROUP. An extremely comprehensive box of documents pertaining to the instructions given by the Army for armourers. The lot was contained within a medical type case produced by ''Boots.'' It consists of multiple items of interest including various government issue leaflets including small arms training rifle, 303 inch machine gun, machine gun handbook, small arms training 303 machine gun, weapon training, 303 inch machine gun second part, instructions for armourers 1931, Rifle mark1 anti tank and accessories, The Gail and Plodden Tommy gun book, three exercise books profusely filled with notes by a soldier of the name 'A. Hans' No.7629031. These commenced on the 12/08/1940. There are notes of Lewis gun, pistol and rifle information. There are again more small arms training pamphlets, pistol 38 inch, application of fire, guns machine gun besser. This is a document that reads not to be published. Instructions for armourers 31, guns machine gun Besa again. A series of typed updates and memoranda with some very interesting reading about the development of instructions for armourers including updates on techniques and developments. Finally the lot has a large amount of instruction posters. These are neatly folded in their official box which is instructions for armourers 1931 plates. Interestingly the plates had Besa, Lewis Guns, pistols and 3 plates pertaining to military bicycles. These presumably were also under the auspices of armourers. A most interesting lot with a huge amount of reading and each of the posters would make exceptionally nice display items for the advanced weapons collector.
BRITISH ARMY KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS TITLE. Regimentally coloured title, as removed from a board.
BRITISH BATTLEDRESS UNIFORM SET. A nice set all to the same man being a 49 pattern battledress in a good large size 9 in excellent condition with nap of cloth good with one or two tiny moth nips with original Royal Signal’s and Divisional badges to the upper arms. The trousers that compliment the jacket are in the same state again with one or two tiny moth nips however this is now stable and treated. These are again in a good large size, number 7, and dated ‘1951’. Complimenting the outfit is the original soldier’s webbing belt with deep green blanco with his name and number upon it.
BRITISH BLACK SHIRT NEWSPAPER. An edition of The Black Shirt dated June 12th 1937, in excellent condition with just a few punch holes to the rear spine where it has been held in a binder. There is the usual yellowing and some faint foxing however the overall condition is stable throughout. A most interesting item of British history. (2)
BRITISH BLACK SHIRT NEWSPAPER. An excellent copy of Action dated '13th February 1937'. This has super illustrations to the front cover and is in super condition with just a little foxing to the edges and a little yellowing. There are small holes pierced to the spine area where it was once mounted in a ring binder. (3)
BRITISH BUF RELATED SIGN. A very interesting period card sign of large dimensions, which is for a bread manufacturer. Interestingly the manufacturer of the bread supplied it to Sir Oswald Mosley (The Leader of the British Union of Facists )which is clearly written in large case across the middle of the advert. The item is a little distorted, however this would gentle pressing would come out. The colours are excellent throughout with one or two surface scratches and a few areas of scuffing, however in general the item is in very good condition. A most interesting fascist related item.
BRITISH CHILD'S MICKEY MOUSE GAS MASK. These are a fragile item and thus are extremely scarce. This mask is in excellent condition with a very good supple rubber face piece in the typical orange-like rubber. The filter is complete with only very minor rust spotting to the bottom side. The original flapper is present and all straps are present.
BRITISH COMBAT KNIFE. An interesting short Sheffield produced combat knife typical of skinning knives of the period held within its belt mountable leather sheath, both the weapon and the leather sheath being Sheffield maker marked. These weapons were often private purchased and were synonymous with units such as RAF, servicing commando troops, Home Guard and other troops who wished to purchase a knife. The item is in complete untouched stored condition with light patination and dust build to the leather and the polished blade is in good condition with signs of combat sharpening and just russet rust stains. An excellent item and very typical of the small knives carried often by tommies upon trouser belts.
BRITISH EAST KENT DISTRICT COMMAND SLEEVE PATCH. A very finely embroidered black, blue, green and white shield with the embroidery depicting Dover Castle above the white cliffs, South Eastern Command.
BRITISH ESSEX REGIMENT TITLE. Typical wartime glue backed patch as removed from a board.
BRITISH FASCIST BLACK SHIRT PAPER. A '37' dated copy of The Black Shirt, punched to the side for mounting in a binder. There is a little yellowing and the usual minor foxing, however the overall condition is excellent.
BRITISH FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY LETTER. A nice typed letter pen signed ‘B.L.Montgommery, interesting dated ’14th September 1944’. The content of the letter is quite frivolous considering whatever else the Field Marshall had on his mind at this date, virtually the eve of Operation Market Garden and the campaign in North West Europe at its height. The letter is on A5 paper with the printed heading of ‘TAC’ Tactical Headquarters 21 Army Group B.L.A.’ (British Land Army). 14th September 1944, to an old friend a Major General A.K.Hay thanking him for his letter mentioning that he would like to meet him again, with its original envelope, addressed to ‘Major General A.K.Hay’ with Field Post Office stamp, ‘16th September 1944’ with the Royal Coat of Arms raised embossed on the reverse of the envelope and certified Official OHMS.
BRITISH FIELD SERVICE ROYAL NAVY TITLE. Royal Naval title being red on black for wear upon the battledress. This is an excellent WWII example with green Hessian backing.
BRITISH FIRE GUARD PLASFOOT HELMET. A most intriguing helmet being the commercially available item in a vulcanised Bakelite material. These helmets were privately sold and some believe these were used in areas where metal sparking from the striking of a steel helmet could cause explosion. The helmet is most interesting in the fact that it has been used as a fire guard's example and thus painted as such. Very few of these helmets are ever encountered painted. The exterior finish is a beige white coat and this has been carefully incised so the black Bakelite shows through with the initials 'FG' to the front and a black band to the circumference. There is crackling over the entire surface as well as congealing and obvious age patination. A fascinating helmet and the first one of these we have ever found painted with a designation. The interior has a black leather chin strap riveted to the interior. The buckle is present, however it has broken away from its housing. The liner is the cruciform based liner and there is a size '7' paper ticket glued to one of the cross bars. The condition is completely untouched.
BRITISH GENERAL’S FULL DRESS MESS UNIFORM. A three part uniform of a British Major General being the mess jacket, waistcoat and trousers, the waistcoat having all of the small size General’s buttons, larger size General buttons to the beautifully constructed epaulettes with their cross sword and baton motifs and a Major General’s rank star, all in bullion. Non maker marked, no moth damage.
BRITISH GLOUCESTER REGIMENT TITLE. Wartime produced example, glue backed, as removed from battledress.
BRITISH GROUPING OF WRENS HAT AND HELMET. A rare to find Wrens soft cap, these caps resembled the male equivalent but they have no stiffening in them. To the front is the standard silk ribbon with the gold HMS embroidered to it. The overall condition is excellent, there is some fluffing to the wool and one or two tiny moth nips however the condition remains good. The original bow is still tied to the side of the hat, the interior has the original size ‘7’ paper label still intact. Accompanying the cap is the Wrens helmet, Wrens carried steel helmets and worked in areas subjected to heavy bombing during WWII. The helmet is painted in deep navy blue gloss paint and in red letters to the front is ‘WRN’. The lining of the helmet has the original liner cradle still in place, there is some dryness and breaking to the black Rexene material. The helmet shell is clearly dated ‘1941’ and has the three-piece sprung webbing chin strap.
BRITISH GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION PATCH. A nice wartime all seeing eye shoulder patch for the Guards Armoured Division.
BRITISH INDIAN MANUFACTURED FLYING GAUNTLETS. A scarce pair of the gauntlets issued for both air crew and driver use in India, they have excellent ‘Delhi’ maker stamps of ‘1943’ and a good size ‘9½’. The gloves are excellent to the exterior with only light patination and a few areas of surface staining. The whole colour is in a good light oak. The interiors are lined in a soft fine velvet-like material throughout. Any item of Indian produced clothing and equipment must be considered rare.
BRITISH KING'S OWN TITLE. An excellent early example with a high curve, this has been removed from a scrap book, there is no moth and light toning overall.
BRITISH LOYALS TITLE. Excellent glue backed example, as removed from a board.
BRITISH MADE RUSSIA SHOULDER TITLE. A rare shoulder title very finely embroidered ‘RUSSIA’ on khaki background, worn on the shoulder as a pair for a Russian national fighting within the British forces of WWII.
BRITISH MAJOR GENERAL’S MESS UNIFORM. A highly attractive all red mess jacket with black facings and black cuffs, breeches with wide red stripe, fitted with the insignia of a British Major General, gold lace to the edge of each shoulder board with one cross baton and sword button indicating General rank. A crossed sword and baton plus crown bullion wire insignia. Medal ribbon loops. Minor moth nips but generally good.
BRITISH MARK 2 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. An interesting camouflaged Mark 2 helmet. The helmet exterior has received three coats of paint, a pea green, a darker forest green and a red/brown. To the front is the number.'25' and to one side '7¼'. The interior is also camouflaged in the same manner and the helmet has the normal liner, the liner is dated '1941'. The chin strap is now absent. It is difficult to define exactly which group this helmet came from, however we believe this helmet may well be from a Home Guard unit or some such unit, Home Guard units were defined by sub unit numbers, this may well relate to the numbers painted to the exterior. British camouflage helmets have always been exceptionally rare and this is a most interesting and appealing camo scheme.
BRITISH MOVEMENT AND CONTROL TRANSPORTATION PATCH. Printed version. Rare patch.
BRITISH NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE PAINTED BRODIE. A good painted Brodie pattern helmet profusely stenciled and decorated to the upper bowl having a National Fire Service decal laid onto a painted triangle, of which a further 7 painted triangles on the complete circumference of the shell. A decaled number '7' on a white oval field is below the National Fire Service decal with the twin decals of the Company ICL Combustion above. This Company produced many items for the war effort in WWII, the helmet has been given an overcoat of brown but the original dark green can be seen in many places. Stencil issue number is on the inner skirt with what appears to be the owner's painted initials. The liner is all complete with its elastic canvas chin strap with one of the bands being size stamped. Maker marked, stamped and dated '1939'.
BRITISH NO.6 COMMANDO TITLE TYPICAL WARTIME FABRICATION. Excellent condition, unissued.
BRITISH PAINTED STEEL BY OLIVER LOCK. Regimentals are proud to offer the latest book from Military Mode Publishing, being a 175 page, fully illustrated hard back book, illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which til now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years. This offering is a pre order listing and the book will not be dispatched until its publication in mid February. Please note the images used in this listing are pre proof reading.
BRITISH PAINTED STEEL BY OLIVER LOCK. Regimentals are proud to offer the latest book from Military Mode Publishing, being a 175 page, fully illustrated hard back book, illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which til now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years. This offering is a pre order listing and the book will not be dispatched until its publication in mid February. Please note the images used in this listing are pre proof reading.
BRITISH PAINTED STEEL BY OLIVER LOCK. Regimentals are proud to offer the latest book from Military Mode Publishing, being a 175 page, fully illustrated hard back book, illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which til now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years. This offering is a pre order listing and the book will not be dispatched until its publication in mid February. Please note the images used in this listing are pre proof reading.
BRITISH PARATROOP REGIMENT TITLE. A very rare and early title reading 'Paratroop'. These titles were issued, it is not clear whether they were worn or not, this title has clearly been attached to a photo album for many years. There is much nap of the cloth worn to the overall surface of the badge and the badge shows evidence of being worn. To the rear there is the typical loose muslin backing. The item has some glue and paper to the reverse and some very minor edge splitting, however the condition remains stable.
BRITISH POST WAR AIR RANK CAP. A very early 1953 period British Air Rank officers overseas cap. Standard RAF blue with light blue piping, heavily gold embroidered Air Rank badge with gilded metallic albatross, Queen’s crown buttons to the front. The makers Moss Brothers label to the interior with its velvet sweatband.
BRITISH POST WAR UNUSUAL FLAG. A 90 x 50 cms one-piece printed flag, which encompasses pre printed Union flag to the top left hand side and to the lower right a set of crossed swords. Still with its canvas selvage edge and toggle. Some minor distress in areas of the flag. The flag was introduced prior to the Suez operations for Her Majesty’s armoured vessels. Good colours. Many printed abbreviations to the selvage edge, which are unidentifiable.
BRITISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEMBERS OF THE AA The photos show motorcycle patrols and are extremely clear sharp images in excellent condition. They have profuse typed notations to the rear. One reads “AA patrols of home defence duty”. The photo shows an AA box being modified by an AA member so they could be used for civil defence purposes. Parked next to the box is his motorbike which appears to have had camouflaged paint applied. The headlight has the typical light diffuser. He wears his duty armband. One can clearly see medal ribbons on his tunic being an ex-soldier, probably in the Great War. The box appears to be near Guildford. The second photo shows a large group of men taken from the side showing numerous number plates; again the motorcycles are camoed. Interestingly, each member of the patrol wears a steel helmet. There appears to be an AA decal to the front of the steel helmets and the paint appears to be highly glossy. Each man wears his duty pouch and full uniform. The photos are approximately 7” x 6” and both have annotations to the rear.
BRITISH PRINTED SOUTHERN COMMAND ROYAL SIGNALS PATCH. Excellent used example, removed from a battledress.
BRITISH R100 AIR BALLON WORKERS CAP BADGE. A beautifully embroidered all red on blue cloth cap badge for an employee at the Royal airship works. The R.100 was one of a pair of airships constructed at the Royal Naval Air Station in Yorkshire, the other airship was the ill-fated R.101. The R.100 made her maiden flight in December 1929. The R.100 was formerly handed over to the Air Ministry and then departed for Canada in July 1930. After the crash of the R.101 in October 1930 in France the Air Ministry ordered the R.100 grounded and was sold for scrap in November 1931. An important artefact from the graceful era of airship travel.
BRITISH RAF 37 PATTERN HOLSTER. An excellent unused stored example with just a couple of small rust stains to the flap. Clearly dated 'ME Co 44'.
BRITISH RAF ISSUE OBSERVERS BREVET An excellent wing of flat construction with good silk embroidery throughout. The item has probably been mounted at one time upon a tunic and has been carefully removed. There are one or two stitching threads still present to the edging. A very presentable half wing.
BRITISH RAF OBSERVERS WING. An excellent early war example, an exact version appears on page 93 of the book Eagles Recalled by Warren Carroll. The wing is of issue quality and these went into service in approximately February 1940. Embroidered upon black Melton with fine tightly woven wing decoration. Early WWII wings must be considered rare to find, this is a used example removed from a tunic.
BRITISH RAF TROPICAL ALBATROSS SET. An unused facing pair uncut of red very finely woven albatrosses for the RAF tropical tunic.
BRITISH ROYAL FUSILIERS TITLE. High quality. White upon red with gauze backing.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE FLYING COAT. An extremely interesting coat of long dimensions manufactured in a beautiful quality black leather, these coats are probably an inter-war period and were issued to early RNAS pilots for open cockpit use. The item is civilian produced and clearly aimed at the government market with the trademark label Adastra to interior. The leather is excellent and supple throughout, there is a fine quality tartan blanket-like lining and silk lining to the sleeves. All buttons are the large format type and there are various pockets for entry to the under garments. There are one or two well executed repairs and the original belt is present. An impressive leather coat. SC26A
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL PHOTOGRAPHER'S TRADE BADGE. An extremely rare trade badge, actually dating from the 20's and 30's, the badge is of wonderful heavy red woollen cord embroidery upon the typical navy blue tombstone backing, this has clearly been removed at one time from an album. There are traces of paper to the reverse Egyptian cotton backing. A really impressive super rare badge.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL SLOUCH HAT. A most usual item clearly being worn by a sailor for shore base duties, these caps were at times worn by females as well, thus this could have been a naval nurses hat. Classic issue slouch hats worn with multi pleat pugree, interestingly to the side is a Royal Navy locally made upon khaki drill title being in blue embroidered, the workmanship appears to be locally made of Indian or Far Eastern origin. To the interior is a clear date of '42' and the original chin strap is present. The form is low and has been stylised to great effect by the original owner. The item is in excellent condition with the usual grease staining to the leather and a few moth tracks to the felt, however the object has not suffered from holing in any way. The original Newey brass press stud is present and functions well. This is the first slouch hat to the Royal Navy we have ever owned.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVY WWII CHILEAN VOLUNTEER NATIONALITY TITLE. An exceedingly rare badge, various British nationals who lived abroad volunteered rapidly to defend Britain and its Commonwealth and returned to the U.K. and volunteered on mass for service. Members of the Royal Navy who had returned from Chile wore as part of their number 2 dress a short title reading 'Chile' upon black or navy blue woollen backing. This particular example is used but good with a little fraying to the edges and some wear to the nap of the cloth. To the reverse is the typical glue-like substance that features heavily in many war economy type badge. One of the only versions of this insignia we have ever encountered.
BRITISH SALVATION ARMY WOMAN'S BONNET. An extremely scarce bonnet and a part of the costume worn by the Salvation Army who played a large part in civilian relief efforts during both world wars. The item is very good with original ribbon to the front, however the crown in now missing from the top of the hat, however this still displays very well.
BRITISH SOE PORTRAIT PAINTING. An extremely interesting and researchable painting of what appears to be a Royal Engineers officer wearing service dress and beret with the flaming grenade badge. To each epaulette is the insignia of Major and there is SOE wings worn to the top left hand breast in the prescribed SOE manner. He clearly has the Italy Star and the MC as well as 39-45 Star decorations. The man has a very distinctive face and wears round wire framed glasses. We believe this would be fairly easy to research and find the original person to trade within the painting. It is signed 'L.Brooks' and is very well executed throughout with excellent facial details and very nicely stylistically painted head and shoulders. There are one or two small scuffs and areas of light damage, however no holes whatsoever and a nice gentle yellow patination to the entire picture, which is held in its original gilt frame. There is a little damage to the corners of the frame, however if anything this adds to the overall affect of the painting. It is originally framed and has the original backing paper and tape and has a Blackburn framers plate to the reverse. The item is in completely dusty untouched condition and would make a wonderful centrepiece for the SOE collection.
BRITISH SOLDIERS KIT BAG. An exceptionally nice heavy white canvas kit bag with the service number clearly written across the face as well as the name and headquarters designation. This has been done extremely well by the soldier. The overall condition is stored and excellent with some minor light staining in areas.
BRITISH SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 7TH ARMOURED DIVISION BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An American made battledress blouse worn with the rank insignia of a Lieutenant Colonel. The tunic has been re-tailored for open collar wear and polished brass collar badges for the South Wales Borderers are affixed to each collar. To each sleeve is the machine embroidered insignia of the 7th Armoured Division. Medal ribbons include DSO., General Service Medal, 1939-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army bar, War & Defence Medal and a WWI Service medal. Generally in excellent condition with one quite large moth hole just behind the upper collar and one to the edge of the collar, good large size. The American production labels are intact but unfortunately faded and are unable to be read.
BRITISH SOUTHERN COMMAND ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS PATCH. Regimentally coloured patch, removed on an album,
BRITISH STRAIGHT ROYAL MARINES TITLE. A rare WWII title manufactured by Caschs.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS BANNER. An extremely rare artefact of the political turmoil of the 1930’s in Europe being the 30 inch x 20½ inch or 82cm x 63cm banner that was hung from the carrying banner pole and banner top. The flag was flown from a banner top very similar to the Germany Awake banner top of the Third Reich incorporating the same lightning flash insignia surrounded by a laurel leaf with a pointed finial with the box below having the wording ‘BRITISH UNION’. The scarlet ribbed material backing cloth with applied laurel leaf with the central British Union of Fascists device of a white lightning bolt, the banner is edged with blue and white coloured thread tassels. The reverse has a plain backing cloth. The eight suspension straps are all complete and are secured with two press studs to each loop. The banner has seen much service and it is with some slight discoloration of flooding of colour from the red backing material onto the white laurel leaf, also minor staining and service wear but no damage. We last owned one of these flags over 30 years ago.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS WAIST BELT. A rare artefact of the days of the 1930’s being the waist belt worn by members of the British Union of Fascists, the extreme right wing organisation run by Sir Oswald Mosley. There were two types of belt buckles used by this organisation, both in the same rectangular large nickel format, one with the fascist symbol attached and the second with a circle with a lightning flash, this is the rarer version with the fascist symbol. Complete with its black leather waist belt, all nickel fittings remaining.
BRITISH WAR OFFICE 1ST PATTERN PATCH. Scarce printed example. King's crown, as removed from a battledress.
BRITISH WEBLEY 455 CLEANING ROD. Broad arrow and crown marked, cleaning rod for the 455 Webley revolver.
BRITISH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT INFANTRY TITLE.
BRITISH WOMAN'S ANKLE BOOTS. An excellent pair of unissued ladies ankle boots as worn with battledress, these are in an excellent large size 8. Most WWII women's army boots are extremely small, these are made in Northampton and are clearly dated '43' and have WD inspection marks throughout. They are fully hobnailed to the soles and show no signs of wear whatsoever, they are a little dusty from storage but remain an absolutely superb pair of boots.
BRITISH WW 11 LOOK ALIKE GOGGLES. A Pair of goggles that are in fact post war that are virtually identical to RAF mk 8 goggles,Minor cracks to the two exterior lenses, central head strap rotted, still usable for head display.
BRITISH WW11 SLOUCH HAT. The insignia to the side is the triangle denoting Royal West African Frontier Force, this unit fought extensively in the Far East. The insignias are a blue triangle above a red line, this may indicate Artillery. The band is a simplified KD sewn type. The hat is of excellent quality and has the foil and linen lining as well as a leather band. The hat is of a large size 7 with original chin strap present. There are the typical makers markings to the foil reflective inter lining. An original press stud is present, good and functions and is a Newey type. The shape is good to the hat and there is just a little fading, otherwise a super item.
BRITISH WWI GRENADIER GUARDS OFFICERS DRESS CAP. A nice condition dress cap of an officer in the Grenadier Guards. Complete with its gold bullion (toned) grenade badge, correct side buttons with Victorian crowns to each button. The interior lining all present. Traces of old newspaper packing adhered to the upper inner waterproof material.
BRITISH WWI QUEEN MARY’S GIFT TIN WITH SOME CONTENTS. The Queen Mary’s gift tin of Christmas 1914, complete with its virtually full cigarettes, it appears that three cigarettes maybe missing also the tobacco pouch is missing.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS CAP. A post WWI period artillery officers full dress cap, excellent dark blue to black upper body with just one minor moth nip, twin air vents to either side of the cap, red centre band with red piping to the crown, fitted with the classic WWI period narrow patent leather sweatband, Royal Artillery George V crown side buttons with a high quality gilded Royal Artillery officers badge to the face, complete with double strengthened visor, light tan leather sweatband marked ‘J.Daniels & Company Limited, Woolwich & Chatham’ the inclusion of the postcode ‘SW1’ after the address indicates the cap could be from the 1920’s, it was in 1918 that71978 postcodes were instituted in inner London. Slight staining to the upper inner silk otherwise an excellent untouched attractive piece.
BRITISH WWI VICTORY DECORATED ZUCKERMANN HELMET. This helmet purely designed for air raid wardens were one of the most profusely produced helmets by the British during WWII, they were distributed for people who lived on corners of streets along with a stirrup pump for fire watching. The helmet has the initials 'SFP' painted to it, this indicates street fire patrol. This particular helmet has been elaborated decorated with a Union Jack to the crown, the name 'Paul' to the front and various other scenes and colours. The work could be by a teenager and represents flames, etc., we can imagine that this helmet was probably painted and worn during one of the Victory celebrations in 1945. The paintwork is typical of old paint with much rust staining, chipping and discoloration, however a fascinating item of British WWII folk art. The liner is complete, minus its chin strap.
BRITISH WWII 11TH ARMOURED DIVISION PATCHES. Late war period, possibly occupation made. Machine woven. Very finely detailed.
BRITISH WWII 12TH ARMY FORMATION SIGNS. An absolutely mint matched set of printed formation signs for the British 12th Army.
BRITISH WWII 13 CORPS SHOULDER PATCHES. A very nicely woven set of formation patches for 13 Corps both laid onto khaki backing, possibly Italian made.
BRITISH WWII 1922 STIFF TOP VISOR CAP. Excellent condition, large size possibly 58. No moth or damage. Fitted with the badge of the London Finsbury Rifles, which are part of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, with its correct blackened chinstrap. General Service side buttons.
BRITISH WWII 1937 PATTERN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. These must be the smallest battledress trousers we have ever had, inside leg of 54cms, waist 62cms. Minor moth nip in the crotch area otherwise good nap to the cloth. All original buttons fitted. WD marked to the interior with some other unidentified markings.
BRITISH WWII 1937 PATTERN GAITERS. A matched set of size 4 marked web gaiters, both dated ‘1945’
BRITISH WWII 1937 PATTERN HAVERSACK. Web haversack, no markings or dates with painted insignia to the flap. Double front closure with long fixed shoulder strap and a short back strap, which can be unclipped.
BRITISH WWII 1938 DATED ARP DRESSING. Dressing in its original sealed pouch, marked ‘Home Office Air Raid Precautions Department, December 1938’ with a carrying string.
BRITISH WWII 1938 DATED CAMERON HIGHLANDERS KILT. A Cameron tartan kilt clearly maker marked and dated ‘1938’. To the interior heavy wool lining it is marked ‘WD’ over the soldier’s issue number with faint traces of a wearer’s name. These kilts with the Camerons were clearly seen being worn up to and the evacuation of Dunkirk. Slight remains of original paper label remaining. Kilts can be very susceptible to moth damage, this example is in beautiful condition.
BRITISH WWII 1940 DATED ANKLE BOOTS. A good early dated 1940 pair of British ankle boots known commonly as the ammunition boots. Excellent condition overall, both heels having their steel cleats with hobnails missing from both soles and both toe cleats missing. Condition:
BRITISH WWII 1940 PATT BATTLE DRESS TROUSERS. A very good crisp pair of trousers showing no moth damage whatsoever, these clearly have been unworn, the original shell dressing pocket is still tacked closed. The sizing label to the rear is as ever removed. The WD code to the interior is '0', these are clearly stamped to be a good size 7, thus would suit a mannequin. These would be in terms of condition extremely difficult to improve upon. All buttons are the correct chocolate brown colour for this period of issue.
BRITISH WWII 1941 PATTERN MAE WEST CAP. An unused condition all yellow skull cap with its tie down tapes for RAF pilots to wear above their flying helmets if forced to exit their aircraft into the sea. Crown over ‘AM’ marked.
BRITISH WWII 1942 DATED JACK KNIFE. The soldiers jack knife, excellent blade, the main cutting blade still with its original profile. Minor chipping to the celluloid grips. Complete with its spike and its string lanyard.
BRITISH WWII 1943 DATED JACK KNIFE. Nice condition overall, undamaged grips, blades good, broad arrow marked and dated ‘1943’, complete with string lanyard.
BRITISH WWII 1944 BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. A 1940 pattern ‘1944’ dated well service worn battledress blouse. Paint splashes and wear to the inside lining, no actual moth holes, shredding to the lower inner cuffs, one seam by the cuff open. Original label ‘1940 pattern battledress blouse size 12’ maker marked and ‘44’, also ink WD stamp to the lining material.
BRITISH WWII 2ND ARMY PRINTED SLEEVE INSIGNIA PAIR. A matched pair, unused, printed of 2nd Army patches.
BRITISH WWII 2ND PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE. A 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife with the Wilkinson Sword and FS logos to both sides of the upper section of the blade. Black corrosion marks have been attempted to polish out but some still remain. The hilt is generally good in its original scabbard with correct blued bottom chape. The elasticated hilt retaining strap is broken also the two leg tabs missing.
BRITISH WWII 2ND PATTERN FIGHTING KNIFE, IDENTIFIED GROUP. An extremely rare item in virtually mint unissued condition, 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, totally untouched piece, the blade is full length and bright in its original profile. It has not been sharpened or re-tipped. Absolutely clear logos of the FS Fighting Knife to one side and Wilkinson Sword Company, London to the opposite side, still covered in original grease. The machine turned grip is still with all its blackened finish and with a build-up of verdigris where it has lain against the leather scabbard since WWII. The scabbard itself as with the knife is in superb condition, all of the blackened finish to the lower scabbard chape is intact. The leather leg tabs have been cut off, the elastic hilt retaining band is complete and undamaged but has lost some of its elasticity. The leather is totally unmarked. Accompanying the knife is an item that we have never encountered before being a 17cm long and 3cm wide at its widest point steel sock knife, this item is very similar but much longer than the thumb knives that are shown on page 90 of British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. It has no scabbard, it is made from solid steel with sharpened edges. The point has been slightly burred and was obviously a concealed knife for carrying in a belt or sock. These two incredibly rare items are part of the estate of Captain R.S.Edlin, the two items original acquired from his daughter and his daughter has supplied copy paperwork relating to her father’s service. The first document is dated 7th August 1946 on the headed paper of Security Intelligence, Middle East, General Headquarters Middle East Land Forces appears to be a reference from the head of Security Brigadier G.S.Douglas Roberts in which he outlines Captain Edlin’s service with the Field Security Service as a Warrant Officer and subsequent commission as an officer to the Intelligence Services, he was employed successfully in the planning of security operations in the Balkans and he was finally placed in charge of our Balkan and Allied Section. He then goes on to describe his enthusiastic and successful work, his appointment as Captain from July 1945, a copy movement order to Athens, a copy of his Security Personnel Identity Card with a photograph on both sides and a copy of his Medal Ribbon award. It will be noted that we have cut from the signed statement the address of the daughter of Captain Edlin. A magnificent group. Condition:
BRITISH WWII 49TH INFANTRY DIVISION PRINTED FORMATION SIGNS. A matched pair of the white polar bear on an iceberg, 49th Division was part of the 21st Army Group and heavily involved in the fierce fighting in North West Europe.
BRITISH WWII 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE PATCHES. A very nice machine woven black on white matched brigade pair for the 4th Armoured Brigade.
BRITISH WWII 53RD WELSH DIVISION FLAG. A highly interesting and possibly historic flag flown after the Normandy invasion and the follow up operations to the end of WWII. Deep blue flag cloth pennant measuring 76 x 170 cms with large applied divisional insignia of the 53rd Welsh Division in a now faded red with, in white, the numbers ‘160’. The flag is identical on both sides but is still with its canvas selvage edge and rope and toggle. The deep blue signifies a brigade or brigade group, we would suggest that the numbers ‘160’ are for the 160th Brigade and due to the size would have been flown from possibly an armoured vehicle or outside a Brigade Headquarters. One or two minor nicks to the blue flag cloth otherwise excellent condition overall.
BRITISH WWII 61ST DIVISION PAIR OF PATCHES. A nice printed pair for the 61st Division, as removed from a battledress.
BRITISH WWII 78TH DIVISION PRINTED DIVISIONAL PATCHES. A nice printed set, yellow on green, divisional patches for the 78th Battleaxe Division. Stitches remain where removed from a battledress.
BRITISH WWII 8TH ARMY EPAULETTE SLIP-ON’S. A matched pair of 8th Army divisional patches, two identically manufactured 8th Army patches, machine sewn to two slightly different epaulette slip-on’s, whether they have been utilised as a pair we will never know, however the patches are identical.
BRITISH WWII 8TH ARMY FORMATION SIGNS. A matched pair of machine embroidered 8th Army formation signs.
BRITISH WWII AERTEX SHIRTS. A mint unissued condition still packed packet of 10 British issue 1941 dated CWS manufactured size 11 Aertex shirts, worn by the British Army in North Africa and in the Far East, these highly popular shirts, four button pullover front, two upper breast pockets both button down with pleats, long sleeves, complete with their removable shoulder straps. The label to the packet reads ‘SHIRTS, TROPICAL, COTTON CELLULAR, 1940 PATTERN’ with a separate label having its WD acceptance stamp and still wrapped in its string wrap.
BRITISH WWII AIRBORNE SHOULDER TITLES. A rare pair of uncut printed on waterproof cloth light blue printed ‘AIRBORNE’ on maroon shoulder titles. An excellent example of these titles are shown in British Airborne Insignia by Oliver Lock page 132.
BRITISH WWII AIRBORNE SIGNALS HEADDRESS GROUPING. A fantastic time warp pair of headdress belonging to a member of the Far East Airborne Forces Royal Signals. A 1942 maker marked and dated slouch hat, broad arrow marked, having to the face side the War Economy plastic badge of the Royal Corps of Signals and to the left of the headdress as the headdress is worn a superb section of insignia being locally made in the three colours of the Royal Signals Corps, super-imposed with a hand embroidered parachute in white. The hat itself has some moth damage but fortunately not too destructive. Accompanying the slouch hat is the same owner’s ‘1944’ dated Kangol Wear maroon beret, leather trimmed, complete with an Indian made Royal Corps of Signals applied badge. Minor moth nips to the crown area and having exactly the same storage wear as the slouch hat. Both of the items have been brought home from the Far East and have been stored in either a shed, garage or loft space since WWII. A superb pair.
BRITISH WWII AMERICAN MADE BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An unissued condition set of U.S. made British battledress trousers. Marked size 3. Tailors label 'Katz & Goldman' dated 'January 2nd 1943'. Unfortunately moth has attacked the crotch area as can be seen by our web images, thus priced accordingly.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. A very scarce pair of British enlisted ranks issue ammunition boots. Black pebbled leather in excellent condition. The heels have been re-soled with rubber heels and the steel nails from the front sole have been removed. Clearly dated to the interior ‘1942’. Also broad arrow marked and stamped size 7.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A good large size pair of ammunition boots. These are in excellent condition throughout and appear to have been the type manufactured initially in a brown colour and these were aimed at service for the hotter climates, these have subsequently been over-dyed black for service wear and are in beautiful supple condition throughout with hobnails and slight signs of wear to the soles. There is a good '44' date as well as original laces present and these are in a good mannequin mountable size 9.
BRITISH WWII ANTI AIRCRAFT COMMAND SENIOR OFFICERS TUNIC. A very large size tunic of the WWII style. The interior label fitted ‘John Jones & Company, Bruton Street, Mayfair’ named to ‘Lieutenant Sir F.F.Godley’ dated ‘27th May 1943’. The tunic is fitted with Staff Officers collar patches, full rank insignia for a Lieutenant Colonel an embroidered Anti Aircraft Command patchs to both upper sleeves. All buttons are of the General Service pattern and are well service worn and polished. To the upper right breast are three row of medal ribbons, which include a First World War set, which include a Mention in Despatches, a complete Second War set, also a second Mention in Despatches and a lower row of foreign awards. No moth damage or staining, just slight creasing.a customer of ours very kindly did the reseach on Francis Featherstone Godley a first war officer who became the head of the Royal British legion and in that capacity met Adolf Hitler, the images of him with Hitler show what a big man he was which is confirmed in the large size of this tunic. Condition:
BRITISH WWII ARMY AIR CORPS COLLAR BADGES. Two bronze officers collar badges for the four pocket service tunic.
BRITISH WWII ARMY AIR CORPS PLASTIC BADGE. One of the scarcer war economy badges ever produced was the bronzed coloured plastic badge for the Army Air Corps. This version is complete with its twin blades but is slightly unfinished by having the peg on the reverse side that fits to the mould still in place. Maker marked 'A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall'.
BRITISH WWII ARMY DENTAL CORPS PRINTED TITLES. A matched pair of red on green printed shoulder titles for the Army Dental Corps
BRITISH WWII ATS LEATHER JERKIN 42 DATED. A scarce leather jerkin for women’s ATS use, generally good condition, strong leather., all original buttons fitted. Slight opening to one of the shoulder seams, complete with its adjustable belt at the reverse of the garment, with its original label reading ‘Jerkin Leather ATS size no.2 height 5’1 to 5’4 bust over-jacket 37 to 39 inches’, broad arrow marked, dated ‘May 1942’ twice on the label.
BRITISH WWII AUSTRALIAN MADE BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A nice pair of battledress trousers, absolutely mint unissued condition, no damage or staining, a minor moth nip close to the edge of the battledress large pocket and one moth nip to the pocket itself. Good label ‘Josephson & Sons Brisbane 1941’, small size waist, long leg.
BRITISH WWII BAKELITE MARCHING COMPASS. Marked to the base ‘Compass Magnetic Marching Mark 1’ broad arrow marked with the maker’s name ‘T.G.Co Limited’. Fully operational.
BRITISH WWII BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS WITH LABEL. A very good pair of battledress trousers, 1940 pattern, with original label, the label reads ‘Size No.7 Height 4’7 to 4’8, waist 30 to 31, breech 36 to 37, J.J. & J. Mendes Limited 1945’ with the over-stamp ‘Issue April 1945’. Approximately five very minor moth nips. Excellent nap to cloth, unworn condition.
BRITISH WWII BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An excellent large size set of 1940 pattern battledress trousers still with their original label, size number ‘10’ ‘5’9 – 5’10’ ‘waist 32-32’ broad arrow marked with the maker’s name ‘R.S.D.’. Lovely condition, all nap of cloth present, two small moth repairs in the crotch area.
BRITISH WWII BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A lovely condition pair of ‘1941’ dated broad arrow marked battledress trousers. The label is complete to the interior of the trousers, marked ‘waist 30-31 inches, height 5’5 – 5’6’. All nap of cloth good, no moth damage anywhere.
BRITISH WWII BOMB DISPOSAL INSIGNIA. A good wartime machine embroidered yellow, black on red base falling bomb worn on the lower sleeve of a uniform jacket.
BRITISH WWII BREN GUN SPARE PARTS WALLET. A very greased condition spare parts wallet for the Bren machine gun mark 1, marked to the interior of the lid ‘N.W & S Limited 1942’ with a full printed designation of the usage of the bag to the exterior.
BRITISH WWII BREN GUN SPARES BAG. The very nicely constructed multi compartment shoulder bag for the spares of the WWII Bren gun. ‘1943’ dated. The bag has seen much service wear and still has its inner pouch.
BRITISH WWII BRIGADIER STAFF OFFICER’S CAP. A beautiful condition WWII Brigadier of the Royal Norfolk Regiment’s visor cap. Superb condition, thick heavy ribbed cloth, red Staff Officer’s centre band with King’s crown staff badge to the front with Royal Norfolk Regiment side buttons. Standard leather strap. Complete with its slightly service worn leather sweatband and waterproof inner cover size about 56 cm All situated in its original Herbert Johnson of London’s carrying box.
BRITISH WWII BRIGADIERS FULL DRESS CAP. A very nice condition size 7¼ Brigadier’s cap, all dark blue bordering on black upper body, some minor moth tracking to the nap, no moth holes, with its standard red centre band, thick leather visor with silver embroidered oak leaves around the peak with its Brigadiers lion over crown insignia, standard strap, General Service side buttons. To the interior the leather sweatband is in good original mid tan colour with its size label still fitted. The upper inner crown silk is protected by celluloid. A name applied to the leather liner ‘G.H.P.Whitfield’. Brief research reveals that G.H.P.Whitfield was the Commander of the Dunkirk area. Worthy of much further research.
BRITISH WWII BRITISH MADE U.S. M.41 JACKET. A rare garment known as the ETO jacket being a single breasted jacket, virtually identical to the American M.41, two upper angled pockets with flaps. It has an unusual double button central closure system, no zip, adjustable cuffs, heavyweight cotton lining, meduim size.
BRITISH WWII CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS QUALITY HOSE TOPS. Beautiful condition, virtually unworn.
BRITISH WWII CANADIAN BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An extremely good condition Canadian made battledress blouse, size 9, dated ‘January 1945’, manufactured in Montreal. Excellent nap to the cloth overall. One or two minor moth nips. Complete with shoulder titles of the Royal Army Service Corps with Arm of Service strips below.
BRITISH WWII CAVALRY PATTERN WATER BOTTLE. The WWII version of the cavalry carried water bottle, complete with its webbing cradle and shoulder carrying strap with its olive drab enamelled water bottle, which is covered in khaki cloth. The initials ‘MW’ very faintly applied to the cloth with some minor moth nips, complete with its cork stopper.
BRITISH WWII CIVIL GAS MASK IN CASE. he item is named to a lady which is inked to the top, the respirator within the box is in reasonable condition however the face piece is a little dry. What makes this item particularly interesting is the commercially produced hard shelled carrying case in a red vulcanised type fibre. It is clearly marked BL and dated 1939 to the inner of the lid. There were many of these items purchased throughout the war and this is an excellent displayable example. This item is from a Civil Defence gas mask collection we recently purchased.
BRITISH WWII CYRENAICA DISTRICT PRINTED COLLAR PATCHES. A matched pair of printed collar patches for Cyrenaica district.
BRITISH WWII DEMS SHOULDER PATCHES. A rare pair of shoulder patches worn by Royal Artillery gunners on defensively equipped merchant ships. Very minor moth nip to the letter ‘E’ on one of the patches otherwise mint unissued condition.
BRITISH WWII EASTERN COMMAND FORMATION SIGNS. A matched pair of printed bulldog in white on black background for Easter Command.
BRITISH WWII ENLISTED RANKS BREECHES. A set of heavy cord breeches, letter over number WD mark, two angled hip pockets with front bandage pocket. Some minor staining. Suede reinforced inner upper leg. Some minor moth nips to the upper right hand thigh area otherwise generally good. 32 inch waist. This is a small size waist, we would advise that we do not sell items by size for wearing and do not offer refunds for any item if unable to fit, these are for display only.
BRITISH WWII ENLISTED RANKS ‘41’ DATED RAIN CAPE. An item once easy to find now, as with many other WWII items, highly desired by collectors, a WD and maker marked ‘1941’ dated rubberised rain cape. Excellent condition with all of its original buttons fitted, which include the three buttons for closure of the neck. Some light storage fading otherwise no damage of any sort.
BRITISH WWII EVEREST CARRIER. The metal frame and all leather attachments known as the Everest frame, these frames were designed to be worn on the back of commandos and are commonly seen strapped to the front of the folding bicycle on the beaches of Normandy. This example in excellent condition, all strapping complete.
BRITISH WWII GENERAL STAFF OFFICERS TUNIC. A nice condition large size tunic worn by a Lieutenant Colonel Mather, complete with its original ‘Welsh & Jeffreis Duke Street, St.James’s’ label. This fine quality tunic in heavyweight ribbed material has two minor moth nips, standard four pocket configuration, two upper patch pockets with pleats, two lower bellows pockets, complete with officers staff gorget patches, three pips and crown ranking system to the epaulettes for a Lieutenant Colonel, one of the epaulette fixing buttons is a replacement. Complete with three rows of medal ribbons, which comprise a full set of WWI and WWII ribbons including Africa Star, Italy Star, France & Germany with Mention in Despatches and two foreign awards.
BRITISH WWII GLIDER PILOT LIGHT BLUE BERET. A service worn and stained light blue beret with the King’s crown badge of the Glider Pilot Regiment fitted. Leather edge trim, complete with lining, devoid of any markings.
BRITISH WWII GUARDS BRIGADE FORMATION PATCHES. A matched pair of red on black machine embroidered Guard Brigade formation patches.
BRITISH WWII HOME DERENCE FLAG. A rare artefact of Home Defence equipment during the bombing of Britain in WWII. This very scarce flag shaped notice measuring 65cm x 41cm with two attachment ties to the top with the lettering in red ‘KEEP AWAY, UNEXPLODED BOMB’. Single sided. An iconic item for a Home Defence display.
BRITISH WWII HOME FRONT BRODIE HELMET. A ‘1940’ dated ‘7¼’ size stamped liner Brodie helmet painted in white with the stencilled ‘N.H.S.R.’ to the front indicating the National Hospital Service Reserve. Complete with its elasticated webbing and canvas chinstrap, excellent liner.
BRITISH WWII HOME GUARD 1940 DATED CANVAS SATCHEL. A rare WW2 1940 dated LDV/Home Guard canvas satchel in good issued condition, unfortunately the long strap has been repaired.
BRITISH WWII INSECTICIDE SPRAYER BOX. A wooden box for carryingl insecticide sprayers Mark 2. Printed date ‘1st January 1945’, 65cm in length. These are the boxes carrying the insecticide sprayers that would have been used by the British troops to delouse Belsen Concentration Camp prisoners in April 45.
BRITISH WWII ISSUE LEATHER JERKIN WITH ARTWORK. A standard sleeveless leather jerkin of WWII in generally good condition with all four buttons present. Standard blanket lining. Some slight shredding to the rear right shoulder otherwise the leather is strong and firm. On the reverse side a heart shaped form with to the centre a blue painted animal, which is possibly a lion’s face with a name which appears to be ‘Jess’ in a circle at the base. All sleeve joints strong, these are normally the weak points on jerkins. The remains of the original paper label still intact but no lettering visible.
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE BOOTS. A super pair of WD Government issue enlisted mans boots specifically designed for the jungle uniform. Standard configuration with strengthened toe, marked ‘WD size 10’ to the soles and heels, both of which are fully studded. Maker marked ‘Lotus’ with clear date ‘1944’. Generally excellent condition, one discoloration stain to the left hand side of the left hand boot. The exterior of the boots are also ‘WD’ marked.
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE GREEN MAP CASE. A 1945 dated maker marked map case, celluloid to the interior. All relevant closure buttons in place. Some numbers inked out to the exterior. Complete with its carrying strap. Any jungle green equipment is considered scarce.
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE MACHETE. A ‘1945’ dated broad arrow marked and faintly maker marked machete for jungle use, complete with its composition grip and fitted into its original jungle green webbing scabbard with an American Garand belt fixing.
BRITISH WWII KNITTED GLOVES. A nice condition pair of woollen knitted gloves, medium hand size. No moth damage. One re-darned hole.
BRITISH WWII LATE WAR ENTRENCHING HELVE COVER AND TOOL. An unissued condition ‘1943’ dated web helve cover of the 1937 pattern with the late war addition of a steadying strap for the entrenching tool haft. Complete with its interior helve which has some corrosion and mud.
BRITISH WWII LATE WAR ENTRENCHING TOOL CARRIER. A good example of a ‘1944’ dated, broad arrow marked, maker stamped entrenching tool carrier with the authorised modification to prevent the helve working loose. A tranverse strap was fitted.
BRITISH WWII LEATHER JERKIN. A worn leather sleeveless jerkin, slight damage to the skin of the leather to the upper right hand shoulder. One top button missing, three remaining buttons present. Two tears at the back, complete with its blanket lining, label missing.
BRITISH WWII LEATHER JERKIN. A nicely coloured leather jerkin, minor damage to the upper right hand shoulder, stitches to the left hand shoulder sleeve open, one button missing, complete with its blanket lining, original label ‘Jerkins Leather No.2’ size number ‘2’, broad arrow marked, date indistinct.
BRITISH WWII MAP CASE COVER. A mint unissued condition webbing folder marked ‘M.E.Co.1940’ with broad arrow mark. We cannot positively identify this item but it would appear to be a webbing cover for a map case.
BRITISH WWII MARCHING COMPASS. A good 1942 dated compass, broad arrow marked ‘T.G.C.London’ manufacture, it has lost some of its black finish but appears to be working correctly.
BRITISH WWII MARCHING COMPASS. The standard British marching compass of WWII virtually identical to the WWI example, produced by ‘T.G. & Co Limited, London’. Individually numbered, broad arrow marked, ‘1943’ dated Mark III. Some paint loss, still in working order.
BRITISH WWII MARK 4 1945 DATED HELMET. An excellent condition ‘1945’ dated Mark 4 helmet, first used in combat in June 1944, complete with all its original brown painted finish to the exterior with minor abrasions. Extremely nice condition liner and chinstrap.
BRITISH WWII MARK 4 HELMET. A nice condition ‘1945’ dated Mark 4 combat helmet, first worn in combat on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944, this very slowly became the standard British combat helmet for the remainder of WWII and the post war period. Maker marked ‘CCL’. The liner is absolutely complete and undamaged, with its adjustable webbing chinstrap. Some slight evidence of rot within the canvas of the chinstrap but at present still firm.
BRITISH WWII MARK 4 HELMET. The classic late war British helmet mainly worn by Canadian troops on D-Day, this example marked onto the fibre liner, it is difficult to ascertain whether the date is 43 or 45, some slight paint loss to the crown otherwise liner complete and chinstrap.
BRITISH WWII MATCHED PAIR OF HUSBAND AND WIFE BRODIE HELMETS. A unique find being two standard Brodie pattern helmets, both identically maker marked to the liner ‘Vero’, one size stamped size ‘7¼’ the other ‘6 ¾’ both identically dated ‘1939’. The size 7¼ helmet is complete in its original brown issue paint and its elasticated chinstrap has hand painted on the underside rim ‘Beatrice Carter, EIBC 1372, 44 Carisbrooke Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex.’ The 6 ¾ size helmet retains all of its brown paint for the interior, the outside has had the brown over painted in a matt black and is marked identically to the first helmet ‘Walter.J.Carter EIBC 1375’ with the identical address in Carisbrooke Road, St.Leonards. We can only theorise on the EIBC and the two sets of numbers being helmets worn by the husband and wife whilst fire watching or in some other air raid duty for a Company in that area. A unique find for the Home Front collector.
BRITISH WWII MEDAL RIBBON BARS. A three row set of medal ribbons with male fitting studs on the reverse side to be clipped to a tropical uniform.
BRITISH WWII MESS TIN SET. A broad arrow marked ‘February 1942’ dated double section issue mess tin set with two containers.
BRITISH WWII MICKEY MOUSE GAS MASK. The immediately recognisable gas mask known as the Mickey Mouse. Red body, blue filter, marked ‘Lot 152’ with what appears to be the first part of a date ‘7/3/??’. To the interior in raised relief the maker ‘Avon Rubber 10.39’.
BRITISH WWII MORTAR RANGE BOARD. A nice quality wood and canvas board presumably for the addition of range tables. All male/female closure studs working correctly, marked to the inside board ‘PANARAMA 4.2 AND 3 INCH MORATARS MARKED 2 LN’. With carrying strap.
BRITISH WWII MOTORCYCLIST OR MOUNTED BREECHES. An absolutely mint pair of issue breeches, WD marked letter over number. Small 30 inch waist. Excellent colour to the suede thigh inserts. No moth damage anywhere. Unfortunately the label has been removed. Please remember we do not offer garments for wearing and size is only given as a guide for mannequin fitting. No returns or refunds will be allowed on this item.
BRITISH WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS CAP. A mint unissued 1944 dated, broad arrow marked, ‘S & P Harris, Glasgow’ maker marked, size 7 1/8ths mountain troopers cap.
BRITISH WWII NO.3 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE. A red on dark blue machine embroidered No.3. Commando shoulder title.
BRITISH WWII NO.7 BAYONET. Nice condition No.7 bayonet to fit the number 4 Lee Enfield rifle or Sten gun. Grips excellent, undamaged, blade good fitted with its jungle green frog. All fittings working correctly.
BRITISH WWII NORTH MIDLAND DIVISION FORMATION PATCHES. A pair of printed uncut formation patches for the North Midland Division.
BRITISH WWII OFFICERS TROUSERS. A pair of straight leg trousers without turn-ups for wearing with a British officers service dress tunic. No moth damage with a ‘Moss Bros Limited, Covent Garden’ label.
BRITISH WWII OFFICERS VISOR CAP STRAP. Mint unissued condition with all correct runners. 27.5cm in length hole to hole.
BRITISH WWII PADDED RIFLE REST. A highly unusual item being a circular 23cm circumference with 10cm thickness padded leather rest. These were used during rifle training by the British Armed Forces in WWII.
BRITISH WWII PATTERN 37 LARGE HAVERSACK. Canadian marked with original owner’s name hand applied to the interior flap, dated ‘1942’.
BRITISH WWII PATTERN 37 WEB GAITERS. A matched pair size ‘3’ web gaiters. The last digit of the date ‘1940’ is missing. Maker marked.
BRITISH WWII POLICE INSPECTORS BRODIE HELMET. A magnificent condition WWII civil forces helmet, being the standrd pattern brodie helmet with its totally original liner marked size 7. Maker is Vero and dated 1938. The helmet was originally painted white and it has toned beautifully over the years with cracking to the surface as can be seen in our web images. Two rank stars to the front indicating an inspector, with the police rectangular decal below the rank insignia. Complete with its webbing sprung liner.
BRITISH WWII PRIVATE PURCHASE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET. An excellent helmet in the miners type shape however fitted with the typical British tommy helmet liner system, this also being of private purchase and bearing the original paper sizing label. This type of helmet had the optional extra of a chinstrap, which would be fitted to rubber tabs, both tabs are present however no chinstrap has ever been fitted to this most unusual example.
BRITISH WWII PRIVATE PURCHASE CIVIL FIRE GUARD HELMET. A very interesting example of a helmet commercially produced and sold to fire guards and other members of the Civil Defence Corps. This particular example is finished in a fine grey satin cement finish with some areas of light rust and scratching to the surface with a finely painted ‘FG’ in yellow to the front. The liner system is rather similar to private purchase officer types of the Great War period and have a brown leather chinstrap. Interestingly there has been a white ringed circle painted around the entire interior of the helmet possibly to aid finding and recognition at night.
BRITISH WWII RAC DROP HOLSTER. One of the rarest elements of the 37 pattern webbing to find is the early armoured corps drop holster, which has not been modified and is in its early configuration. These holsters can be seen in wear from the late 30'd through to approx. 43. They enabled the pistol to be worn low on the thigh. They were designed for armoured corps personnel and were also issued to signals personnel. This particular example is in excellent service worn condition wit light Blanco staining to the face. There is a clear 'ME.CO 1942,' date, with the cartridge loops are present to the face of the holster as is the cleaning rod in its cleaning rod sleeve. The overall condition is stored and excellent. These items were also procured and used by commandos in the early raids and can be seen worn as late as 44 by troops at Arnhem.
BRITISH WWII RAF 1940 DATED WAIST BELT. Complete waist belt, clearly marked crown over ‘AM’ with a good date ‘1940’. Some discolouration to the webbing.
BRITISH WWII RAF AMMUNITION POUCH. An unissued condition blue grey RAF P37 equipment ammunition pouch. Maker marked ‘Bag Craft Limited 1942’.
BRITISH WWII RAF FLIGHT LIEUTENANT’S BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE UNIFORM. A very nice condition complete battledress jacket and trousers for an RAF Flight Lieutenant. The blouse with the label ‘WAR SERVICE DRESS SIZE 8 1945’ with the name of the officer ‘T.W.Ort’ hand applied to the label with RAF Pilots wings, Flight Lieutenant’s rank bars to each epaulette with an Acme Thunderer Made in England whistle attached to the collar and an original cleaning label. Excellent nap to the cloth with a matching set of ‘War Service Dress’ trousers, ‘Size No.5 5’5-5’6 waist 32 inch’ complete with its ‘Harvey Limited, London 1944’ and broad arrow marked label. Slight wear to the pocket edges, nap of cloth thin in places but other parts excellent. No moth or damage.
BRITISH WWII RAF FLYING BOOTS. An interesting pair of flying boots being clearly WD marked with size etc., These are similar to the escape boots with the lower element removable and thus would appear like a shoe. The uppers are of a leather construction and appear calf length. The original soles are present and good and all leather is supple.
BRITISH WWII RAF GAITERS. An unused set of size 3 RAF blue web gaiters. Maker and broad arrow marked, undated.
BRITISH WWII RAF GREATCOAT. A nice condition ‘1941’ dated British issue RAF greatcoat. Size number ‘12’ ‘6’1 to 6’2’ chest ’39 to 41 inches with ‘1941’ date. Slight discolouring, no moth, complete with all its King’s crown RAF buttons. Please be advised we do not sell items by sizes, we give a guide and will not offer any refunds based on the item not fitting, we also do not offer extra photographs.
BRITISH WWII RAF MARK 8 GOGGLES. Generally good condition good colour to the interior leather, with its elasticated head strap.
BRITISH WWII RAF OFFICERS TUNIC. A standard RAF officers service tunic from WWII to the rank of Flight Lieutenant with two bars of rank braid to each lower sleeve. Two moth holes close to the left hand side of the open collar as the tunic is viewed. Leather strengthening to the base of the cuffs. Apart from service wear there is no other moth damage or staining except mentioned, complete with its fixed waist belt, all eight RAF buttons are complete and have been heavily cleaned. Complete with a set of RAF pilot’s wings. Two minor holes to each collar indicating letter ‘A’ for Auxiliary Air Force have been removed. A Simpsons of Piccadilly label to the interior pocket which just reads ‘Simpsons’.
BRITISH WWII RAF PATTERN 37 WAIST BELT. An unissued condition RAF blue web waist belt, various markings but difficult to read.
BRITISH WWII RAF WARRANT OFFICERS TROUSERS. A mint pair of RAF blue straight leg trousers with label ‘SUIT No.1. DRESS W.O.TROUSERS, WAIST 32-33’ with broad arrow marking. No moth damage or staining. Further WD markings to the inside of the pocket.
BRITISH WWII RAINCOAT. A ‘1944’ dated broad arrow and maker marked, also extra large size stamped raincoat, complete with all of its closure buttons, its removable belt with leather rectangular buckle. Slightly stiff through storage, it needs softening. Slight wear to one of the shoulders otherwise excellent with storage staining.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS EMBROIDERED SHOULDER TITLES. A nice pair with stitch marks where removed from a tunic, Royal Armoured Corps red on yellow shoulder titles.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS PEAK CAP. The standard British officer visor cap of WWII. Small size of cap, made by Alkit of Cambridge Circus, London WC2. Minor mark to the crown with its artillery officers bronze badge, standard wide brown chinstrap, General Service side buttons, leather sweatband intact but slightly loose from the body with the waterproofing interior crown material shredded.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ARTILLERY SERGEANT’S PRINTED SHOULDER FLASHES. A matched pair as removed from a battledress of the artillery gun worn by an artillery sergeant above the chevrons and below the crown on each sleeve.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ELECTRICAL MECHANICAL ENGINEERS BATTLEDRESS. A Canadian manufactured ‘1945’ dated battledress blouse converted for an officer to open collar wear. ‘R.E.M.E.’ shoulder titles. One rank pip for Lieutenant to the epaulette, it would appear that two others have been removed, so original a rank of Captain. Good nap to the cloth, no moth or damage. Height 5’9 to 5’10.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ENGINEERS BD. Another item from the extensive grouping that was previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. The group consists of a very nice 37 pattern battledress with a good size 6 CWS label. The nap of the cloth is excellent throughout and there is just light service wear and dirt. The collar has been lined by Tucker and shows signs of grease and wear. To each upper arm are excellent 14th Army bullion upon Melton locally manufactured patches with RE Arm of Service stripe above and sergeant's stripes and grenade. There are slip-on RE titles to both epaulettes. There is a matching key fob to the inner fly face and Tucker's service number is in indelibly penned to the interior. Completing the outfit is Tucker's overseas service dress side cap and his cover for army book 153 that has his name and number neatly penned to the face. An above average set with excellent provenance.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL MARINE COMMANDO SHOULDER FLASHES. A matched pair of the Fairbairn Sykes knife on dark blue backing cloth. Stitches remain where removed from a battledress.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL MARINES BERET. A blue Marine beret of Naval contract with tombstone fixing behind the badge and lack of covering to the eyelets. Attached is the original Marines badge. There are one or two nicks and small repairs however the general appearance to the beret is excellent. Berets such as these would have seen land service during the many operations of WWII, this particular beret is clearly dated '45'. Many Marines took part in operations in operating vehicles and other support roles. A good field used beret.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL SIGNALS SLOUCH HAT. A good field used example of a British issued slouch hat. The colour is good with a little fading. To the turn up is the correct Royal signals regimental ribbon. The closure is the press stud type and there is a five fold muslin puggaree. The original leather sweat band is present. A little stiff in areas from use and heavily greased stained. It is marked and clearly dated '1943.' The original thin chin strap again is present and in similar condition with much verdigree to the original buckle. There are some areas of minor surface moth damage. However, it remains an excellent and completely untouched item of head dress. Condition:
BRITISH WWII ROYL ARTILLERY MANS VISOR CAP. A large size all blue bodied dress cap for a man in the Royal Artillery. One moth nip to the red centre band another to the red piping around the left hand side of the crown, with its Royal Artillery enlisted ranks badge. Standard narrow chinstrap. Leather peak. Brown leather sweatband. The oval maker’s label of ‘John Jones & Company, Bruton Street, Mayfair W1’ to the interior. Royal Artillery side buttons. Overall excellent condition.
BRITISH WWII SCOTS GUARDS FULL DRESS BELT. The white buff belt with large brass buckle, which reads ‘Scots Guards’ for wear with the full dress red parade tunic.
BRITISH WWII SHERWOOD FORESTERS SHOULDER TITLES. Green base wool with white embroidered ‘Foresters’. As removed from a battledress blouse, matched pair.
BRITISH WWII SIMMS MILITARY VEHICLE SPOTLIGHT. A complete Simms Military Vehicle spotlight from WWII, complete with all of its mounting bolts and wiring, needs light restoration. Quite heavy for shipping.
BRITISH WWII SLOUCH HAT. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A well worn British made slouch hat with excellent regimental diamond insignia neatly sewn to the side with pagri with regimental colours to the upper three folds. The hat itself showing South African maker's markings and a very good clear date of '1944'. There are one or two small repairs carried out at the time and a little grubbiness from sustained field service use. A super example.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIERS ANKLE BOOTS, 42 DATED. A pair of hard to find British WWII dated boots, complete with their original soles, the heels have steel cleats, good black pebbled leather, clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’ size ‘7 medium’. WD marked to the side of the boots.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIERS ISSUE LEATHER JERKIN. Standard WWII leather sleeveless jerkin, some thinness to the leather and one tear to the front left hand side. Linen label still intact but totally obscured through wear use. Shoulder seams good and strong.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIER’S STRING VEST. A scarce piece of uniform being the British soldier’s string vest, with its original paper label with size ‘2’ dated ‘1943 White & Sons Limited’.
BRITISH WWII SOLID SILVER RAC BERET BADGE. A superb piece being a hallmarked silver dated '1942' Royal Armoured Corps beret badge. Magnificent detail to the mailed fist with the lettering 'RAC' within the tablet below. Four fixing prongs on the reverse side complete with its sterling silver '1942' dated hallmark.
BRITISH WWII ST. JOHN’S AMBULANCE BRIGADE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET. A standard combat weight Brodie pattern helmet, marked to the fibre inner band ‘Helmets Company Limited, 1939’. Painted white overall with the large decal of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade applied to the front. Some slight scratches, minor abrasions to the paint finish but generally excellent, complete with its elasticated chinstrap which some of the canvas covering is loose. The interior liner all complete. The St. John’s Ambulance Brigade assisted in many civil duties during WWII in dangerous situations.
BRITISH WWII STEN GUN MAGAZINE. Good blued finish remaining, some minor rust
BRITISH WWII STRING VEST. No labels or size stampings, excellent condition. It appears to be a small size.
BRITISH WWII SUFFOLK REGIMENT INFANTRY OFFICERS CAP. A very nice condition approximately size 56 officers visor cap with its original bronze officers cap badge for the Suffolk Regiment attached. Complete with its correct wide WWII strap, General Service buttons. The mid tan liner all present, which is stamped ‘Premium Leather’. To the upper inner crown the waterproof material covering the maker’s label of ‘Hector Powe 165, Regent Street, London W1’. No moth damage or staining, excellent shape.
BRITISH WWII THE GREEN HOWARDS SHOULDER FLASHES. Two green shoulder flashes with the numbers XIX in roman numerals indicating The Green Howards.
BRITISH WWII THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN WOOD BUTT. The removable butt for a Thompson submachine gun without any furniture, this is an example delivered to a Commonwealth country that has had the addition of a carrying strap screwed to the upper part of the butt stock. No damage.
BRITISH WWII TO D DAY TO VE DAY THE BRITISH SOLDIER. Volume 1 of this excellent work comprising uniforms, insignia and equipment of all arms of the British forces. Written by Jean Buchery. 140 beautifully coloured pages with very informative text accompanied by period images. Including in depth insignia pages again all in colour.
BRITISH WWII TRENCH SAW. An unusual ‘1943’dated broad arrow marked saw, which folds with two wooden handles that fit into a WWI style brown grained leather pouch.
BRITISH WWII TRENCH WHISTLE. A ‘1939’ dated ‘J.Hudson, Birmingham’ military whistle, complete with its suspension chain.
BRITISH WWII UNIT RECOGNITION SIGN. A field made steel sign in red and blue with faint traces of regimental numerals below, discovered in Holland some years ago, difficult to identify the unit.
BRITISH WWII UNOPENED TEA GIFT SET. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. An intriguing item of military and social history being a completely untouched original sealed wooden box of tea that was sent back to the U.K. by Sergeant Tucker. Tea was in extremely short supply in England and grateful citizens received shipments from abroad and this has been sent to his wife and has her address in Kent to the end of the box. There are numerous details including a label reading 'On behalf of Sergeant Tucker' and Indian postage stamps. To one end is a certification carried out by the Lipton Company who dispatched directly this to Tucker's relatives. There are also full service number details of Tucker. An absolutely stunning item that clearly is having full contents inside and would make a most topical item of display and important historical museum worthy article dated 1945.
BRITISH WWII USA MADE BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A scarce set of battledress trousers made in the USA for the British forces. Complete with label ‘TROUSERS BATTLEDRESS, SIZE 4 HEIGHT 5’5 TO 5’6, WAIST 30-31 INCHES, MACLAREN SPORTSWEAR COMPANY’ dated ’25.1.1943’. One tiny moth hole to the bandage pocket otherwise superb condition, very minor moth nip in the crotch area. Good white interior lining. These must be virtually unworn. Mainly worn by allied troops in Italy.
BRITISH WWII VICKERS K GUN MAGAZINE. The scarce 100 round drum for the Vickers K gun, this fearsome weapon had a tremendous rate of fire converted from aircraft use to be used on British vehicles and most notably the SAS and Long Range Desert Group vehicles. The drum is missing its carrying handle.
BRITISH WWII WD MARKED PETROL CAN. A nice WD ‘1940’ dated can marked ‘PETROLEUM SPIRIT’ with its original cap, which has inscribed to it ‘Shell Mex’ with original paint finish. Some light rusting.
BRITISH WWII WINTER WARFARE HAT. The winter warfare hat, size 7, without sheepskin lining. Maker marked ‘S & P Harris Limited, Glasgow’. Broad arrow marked and ‘1944’ dated.
BRITISH WWII WOMEN’S LAND ARMY OVERALL. A mint condition unused 1944 dated large size overall coat in drill material for the Women’s Land Army. Bust size 39 to 42. Maker marked ‘A.Learner & Son’ with a broad arrow mark.
BRITISH/CANADIAN WWII BREN SPARES BAG. The shoulder carried webbing bag for all of the Bren gun spares needed. Canadian broad arrow marked with faint traces of a maker’s stamp. Some of the tools still present within the compartments. Complete with its shoulder strap and its hand carrying strap.
BRITISH/COMMONWEALTH THOMPSON BREECH COVER. An extremely rare Thompson accessory being the canvas and leather cover for the Thompson, this is closed by British Mills type studs, these studs are all complete and functioning. The cover is a little fragile from years of storage and makes an excellent accessory display item. One or two of the small eyelets that held the lace that would have attached this to the weapon have now pulled through however the holes remain in place. There are stamps to the rear that appear to be 'CCL 1943'. A seldom seen firearm accessory.
BRITISH/GHURKA WWII 1943 DATED KUKRI. A good kukri, the blade sharpened but not reprofiled, clearly dated 43 ,to the riveted wood grip one small chip of wood missing from the rear of the grip. All contained in its leather covered wood scabbard, which is brass tipped and its frog. The scabbard is clearly dated ‘43’ plus maker’s coding.
BULGARIAN STEEL HELMET. An interesting steel helmet of Bulgarian manufacture that closely resembles that of the Italian pattern. The helmet itself shows multiple issues and what makes it particularly interesting is the red Communist star to the front, which has been neatly painted round with a mid pea green paint. There is a small number decal to the side, possibly of unit significance. Helmets such as these, although have been relatively plentiful are now appearing harder and harder to find in an interesting original configuration.
BULGARIAN WWII AVIATORS WINGS. A scarce set of the Bulgarian aviators wings in bronze gilt finish, complete with pin and catch to the reverse side. The Bulgarian pilot’s badge was worn by many German aviators and can be seen worn in many photographs.
CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS OF THE WAFFEN SS BY MICHAEL D. BEAVER. A superb Schiffer Publication in their classic large format, this much respected work in excellent condition complete with its flyleaf cover, which is undamaged. 287 pages of hundreds of period photographs with many modern comparison colour photographs of camouflage items from high respected collections around the world.
CANADIAN WWII ISSUE MANS GREATCOAT. Generally excellent condition, evidence of moth holes on the rear back lower panel. Standard three button double breasted configuration, two lower angled pockets. To the interior of one of the pocket flaps the number of the soldier it was issued to. Deep turned back cuffs for the Canadian pattern. Dated ‘1943’ Toronto made. Size ‘9’ Canadian ordnance mark. Faint remains of the original Canadian label. All the buttons are of the British General Service type in plastic. Please be advised we do not sell items by sizes, we give a guide and will not offer any refunds based on the item not fitting, we also do not offer extra photographs.
CANADIAN WWII BREN GUN CARRYING BAG A good condition canvas container, Canadian made and '1945' dated. For spare barrels and equipment for the Bren light machine gun. Clear support company markings to the reverse side of the bag. Marked to the reverse side 'SP.COY 3/R 22R'. We believe this to be one of the Canadian Normandy invasion regiments. This item is from the excellent Italian based collection that we purchased in April 2009.
CLOTH LUFTWAFFE OBSERVERS BADGE BELONGING TO BERTHOLD HUCHZEMEYER. A recently obtained group of items belonging to Luftwaffe observer Gefreiter Berthold Huchzemeyer, who was a crew member on a Junkers 88 of Kuestenfliegergruppe 606 which force landed at Donna Hook near Grimsby, on the 19th September 1941. Luftwaffe trimmed edge machine embroidered observer badge, as removed from tunic.
COLLECTING THE EDGE WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME 3. Good condition book by Lieutenant Thomas M.Johnson with its original fly leaf cover.
COLT FIREARMS 1836 TO 1954 BY JAMES E. SERVEN. First published in 1954, this may well be a 1st edition, undated to the interior. 374 pages of wonderful in-depth text, photographs and explanatory notes on all of the models produced by the famous Colt factory from early revolvers through to machine guns. Complete with the remains of its dust jacket.
COMBAT FLYING CLOTHING BY C.G.SWEETING. A good soft back work on U.S.Army Air Force flying clothing throughout WWII. 150 pages of very indepth text, history, research and photo images of all of the flying clothing and equipment used by American aviators in WWII. Published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1984.
COMBAT FLYING EQUIPMENT U.S. ARMY AVIATORS, PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 1917-45. A soft back publication, excellent work, 237 pages by C.G.Sweeting, full of text, research from the very beginning when U.S. aviators came to war in 1917 through to 1945.
CROAT WWII PILOT’S BADGE IN GOLD. A rare all gilded version of the Croatian Pilot’s badge of WWII, this is the Pilot’s badge created under the Ustasi Regime who were allies of Germany. Gilt excellent, complete with Zagreb maker on the reverse tablet just above the pin retaining hook.
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WWII OFFICERS WAIST BELT. An excellent condition full dress subdued gold brocade waist belt with its highly nickel plated buckle, complete with its sword hanging strap. This identical form of buckle is shown on page 30 of Foreign Legions of the Third Reich by David Littlejohn, with the central Coat of Arms differing slightly. The example on page 30 shows a central logo of a standing lion with eagles. The logo on the belt and buckle offered here has the standing lion of Czechoslovakia with the central shield of Slovakia to the lion's chest.
DAF PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A very comprehensive DAF photograph album being a huge series of loose leaf cards laid into an original period ring binder, it appears to cover the period from July 1940 through to 1941. The images are of extremely good quality, there are too many to count, the leaves are held into the ring binder by a very rusty locking system, if we remove the leaves to count them we may not be able to get them back in their correct order. The album seems to be covering at least five tours with this DAF grouping. Very fine detail of uniforms, equipment of the DAF including an DAF band. There are even letters inside the album dated '1941' which relate to the supply of the photographs for this album. Many images of the group on tour with their buses, high ranking DAF members, close-ups of unusual insignia and all aspects of the DAF. An Ideal item for the DAF researcher. Our estimation is that there is probably over 250 photographs all of good medium size format.
DAGGERS, BAYONETS & FIGHTING KNIVES OF HITLER’S GERMANY BY ANGOLIA. The very first book on German daggers published by Roger James Bender, 1st Edition copyright 1971. 336 pages of in-depth information on German bayonets, daggers and fighting knives. Beautiful condition. The Bender books were never produced with flyleaf covers and this particular example has had its cover protected by its previous owner.
DETLEV NIEMANN PRICE GUIDE BOOK VOLUME 3. An excellent condition example by Detlev Niemann being a catalogue of German Medals and Badges from 1871 to 1945, published in English, German and Russian, published 2008. Although the prices may now be slightly out of date, this is an excellent identification work of the German medals and badges of the aforementioned period. Beautiful condition. The work has prices in Euros and U.S.Dollars and is 978 pages long. Care should be taken on the destination for the purchaser being a heavy book postage will be expensive.
DIE RITTERKREUZTRAGER DER LUFTWAFFE. This excellent 1966 published volume Band 1, for the fighter pilots 39-45 being the full list of all of the Knights Cross Winners for the fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe. 250 pages with biographies of every Knights Cross Winner with nearly all having a photograph attachment text in german and English. This sought-after work is still with its very frail and slightly torn dust cover. Condition:
DR. HEINRICH DOEHLE WARTIME AWARDS BOOK. The extremely scarce and desirable book published Berlin 1943, entitled ‘DIE AUSZEICHNUNGEN DES GROSSDEUTSCHEN REICHS ORDEN EHRENZEICHEN ABZEICHEN’. This superb book has 152 pages of text and colour photographs of all of the Third Reich military and political awards that were instituted up to and including 1943. At the end of the book there is a 7 page supplement with awards that were instituted just as the book was being published. The flyleaf is a colour photocopy. Condition:
DUTCH WWII FLEMISH FABRIEK WACHT HONOUR BADGE. Mint condition in bronze formed for members of the Flemish National Party the V.M.V. the Guard factories.
DUTCH WWII NSB TRIANGULAR FORM ARM BADGE. A very finely heavy bullion woven NSB badge for officers, the standing Dutch lion laid on a woven cloth field of the Dutch flag with its original paper backing.
ELASTOLIN FIGURE OF POSSIBLY KING UMBERTO OF ITALY. Made by Elastolin, these sawdust and glue figures were extremely popular in Germany in the 1930’s, wearing Italian kepi, paintwork excellent, no cracking or damage.
ENGLISH BUCKSKIN WHITE BREECHES. A lovely condition pair of white all leather breeches worn by members of the Household Cavalry. Small waist. Please remember we do not sell items of clothing for wearing and an approximate size is given as a guide only for mannequin fitting.
EYE SHIELD 42. A set of the eye shield 42 goggles in their original paper packet and cellophane wrapping. The sun and sand goggles were universally used by German Forces during WWII. Pictured clearly on page 161 of Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army 33/45 by John R. Angolia Volume 3.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER REGIMENT 3 VOLUME 2. The superb Roger Bender Publication Volume 2 of Fallschirmjager Regiment 3 by Klaus J. Peters, 1st edition published 1995, a far more expanded volume than volume 1, this edition carrying 672 pages of the most superb text, photographs, historical content of the history of this famous German Paratrooper Regiment. Excellent condition.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 1 BY ROLY PICKERING Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos. Condition:
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering is the eagerly anticipated new publication by Military Mode. Following the successful volume 1 covering helmets and smocks, this 2nd volume examines, in fine detail, the manufacture, design and history of German Paratrooper trousers, boots and para specific equipment. Some rare 'unknown to many' items are unearthed, the Fallschirmjager ammo carrying harness to name but a few. Also heavily feature in the work is the ultra rare side lace up para boots and the scarce FG42 ammo bandolier in splinter pattern. Almost 260 pages makes this one of Military Modes biggest books to date. The publisher has kept the same wonderful format, using many large size close up, high resolution photographs. THIS OFFERING IS A PRE ORDER, THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH IN MID MAY 2018. please note the images shown are pre proof checking.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOLUME 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FALLSHIRMJAGER VOL 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering is the eagerly anticipated new publication by Military Mode. Following the successful volume 1 covering helmets and smocks, this 2nd volume examines, in fine detail, the manufacture, design and history of German Paratrooper trousers, boots and para specific equipment. Some rare 'unknown to many' items are unearthed, the Fallschirmjager ammo carrying harness to name but a few. Also heavily feature in the work is the ultra rare side lace up para boots and the scarce FG42 ammo bandolier in splinter pattern. Almost 260 pages makes this one of Military Modes biggest books to date. The publisher has kept the same wonderful format, using many large size close up, high resolution photographs. THIS OFFERING IS A PRE ORDER, THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH IN MID MAY 2018. please note the images shown are pre proof checking.
FASCIST ITALIAN GENERAL’S PARADE HELMET. A rare variation of the Italian M.33 helmet produced completely in fibre for parade use. Nice green paint finish with stencilled in silver General’s insignia to the front, some light loss of paint below the insignia with its Cross of Savoy mounting bracket on the side of the helmet for the insertion of a decorative feather. Complete with its 7 tongued liner, within the liner is a beautiful green silk inner covering, silver blocked with a manufacturer Unione Militare Roma’, the remains of a paper label with the size ‘56’ plus its original classic green Italian leather chinstrap.
FASCIST ITALIAN MVSN 2ND DIVISION OFFICERS DAGGER. One of the most difficult Italian daggers of WWII to obtain are the Divisional daggers of the 6 MVSN Divisions that all had etched bladed daggers for their officers, the 7th being the Guard of Mussolini, the Moschettieri Del Duce. The officers daggers differed, the blades were different from the mans, although the basic design of the dagger was the same, the blades were of a much higher quality, the cross guard and the top pommel were always in a high quality nickel finish and the grips were in black ebony wood. This example from the 2nd MVSN Division with the etched wording to the blade ‘Summa Audacia Et Virtus’ which translates ‘Of the highest daring and power’. The blade has been sharpened and is slightly out of its original profile but good cross grain finish remaining. The quality is the standard very high quality of all the divisional daggers with highly nickelled cross guard and top pommel, beautifully carved to the ebony grip. To the face side the profile of Mussolini wearing a steel helmet, 116 Legion Alpina. To the opposite side ‘Centurione Leonetti Crazio Divisione 28th October’. All fitted into its original scabbard with its small officers type narrow belt loop to the reverse side having the raised fascist symbol and ‘M.V.S.N.’.
FASCIST ITALIAN SCABBARD. An excellent condition scabbard for the short model MVSN dagger. All original paint finish complete with its black leather service belt loop.
FASCIST ITALIAN WWII MODEL 1935 MVSN ENLISTED MANS KNIFE. These invariably appear on the collectors market in poor condition, this is a very nice exception. The blade is still in its original form, it has not been sharpened or abused, good original cross grain finish remaining. Slight surface rust to the steel grip. Wood grips basically undamaged with a few minor abrasions. In its original scabbard with long belt loop to the reverse side. The scabbard retains virtually all its original paint finish with one minor scratch to the right hand side of the raised fascist symbol over the lettering ‘M.V.S.N.’
FORMAN’S PRICE GUIDE 1ST EDITION. A good example of the Forman’s price guide to German awards and their values published by Roger James Bender in California 1988. Although now widely out of date because of the passage of years the book nevertheless is a very good indication of Third Reich awards and their values and their investment potential, to be able to look at the prices in 1988 and the prices today. Perfect condition.
FRENCH COLONIAL MEDICAL LIEUTENANT COLONEL'S KEPI. An impressive and interesting kepi for many reasons, the item itself is a standard kepi worn from the late 30's however the combination is most interesting having the deep maroon velvet body for medical officer but having a directly embroidered Colonial anchor to the front. The workmanship, although good, has a slightly artisanal quality to it, the anchor being slightly off-set to the front and the choice of lining materials, it is difficult to be certain of its exact origin but this could well have been produced in the Middle East or in early post war French Indo China. The officer would have been probably a divisional level medical staff member and completing the set is a scarce khaki drill type cover, again the cover appears to have local production quality, it is cut out to the front to allow the Colonial anchor and rank braid to be visible. Interestingly there is a concealed inner pocket to the interior crown, perhaps where the officer would have stowed valuables. The original chin strap is now missing, however this would be relatively easy to replace and the item is dusty from storage with some scuffs and minor moth hole damage to the top, all that said, a fascinating kepi with a huge amount of character. The kepi itself appeared on page 223 of the excellent Exotische volume 2
FRENCH WWII AIR FORCE ARMOURED HELMET. A scarce French helmet of WWII being the Armoured Forces leather padded helmet with the insignia of the French Air Force. Excellent paint finish to the skull both interior and exterior, its winged RF Air Force badge to front, complete with its fully operational liner with large wide ear pieces and chinstrap.
FRENCH WWII M.26 ARTILLERY ADRIAN HELMET. A good example of the standard army issue helmet as worn in 1940. This particular example has a good percentage of the green paint and a few dents and areas of paint loss to the aluminium comb. The artillery M.15 type crossed cannons badge is affixed to the front. The black leather early pattern liner system is all present as is the chinstrap. There appears to be a soldier’s name and possibly a unit designation scratched to the rear skirt.
FRENCH WWII MARSHALL PETAIN VICHY FRENCH BODYGUARD’S TRUMPET BANNER. A very rare item from the era of Vichy France being a double sided beautifully embroidered trumpet banner measuring 36cm x 30cm with extended silver fringe on the three lower sides, with its three attachment tapes for fitting to a trumpet. Embroidered to the centre with the axe heads in the French colours, with the letters ‘EF’. No moth damage to the flag. Henri Philippe Petain born April 1856 died July 1951, known as the Lion of Verdun, was a hero of France and a Marshall of France at the end of WWI. At the fall of France in 1940 Petain was appointed President of the Ministerial Council, Petain became a puppet of the German Military Administration and was the leader of Vichy France. Originally tried and convicted of treason he was sentenced to death but due to his age and WWI service his sentence was commuted to life in prison, he died in 1951. The Garde du Marchal was Petain’s personal bodyguard consisted of about 1,000 specially selected former NCOs with distinguished war records, they wore the horizon blue uniform of the French Army of the First World War and have a collar badge in the identical form of this trumpet banner. Letter ‘EF’ indicating Etat Francais.
FRENCH WWII SMCF ARMBAND. The SMCF were the protection force for the French railways. This is a most beautifully constructed armband measuring 31cm in length in red and green silk, bordered with gold trim and magnificently embroidered to the centre with the letters ‘SMCF’ with the motif of the French railways below. Complete with its red and green securing tab and gilded two pronged buckle. Red silk liner on the reverse side. The quality of this item cannot be exaggerated.
FRIEDRICH CHRISTIANSEN ROUND GERMANY FLIGHT TABLE TOP. A magnificent KPM manufactured porcelain table top measuring 20 x 24 inches being a complete map of Germany in a one piece multi coloured porcelain showing the route map of the Round Germany Air Race in 1935, this being the honour prize. It is KPM marked to the lower right hand corner, completely undamaged, mounted in a contemporary table top on four legs, this item originally came from the household and estate of the WWI Pour Le Merite Winner, head of the DLV, commander in chief of the Luftwaffe in Holland during WWII, Luftwaffe Field Marshall Friedrich Christiansen.
GENERAL WWII SA MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION CARD. The small hard card single piece double sided printed being the subscription card for the period Oct 1938 to Dec 1940. The SA mann Willhelm Osthus, who lived in Dortmund and was a member of SA group Westfalen SA runic emblem to top left corner complete with an ausweis kart for post office savings bank. The card measures 9x12cm.
GERMAN ERSATZ VINYL CASE. An intriguing case made of rubber impregnated linen, for the Maxim zf 12 this stiff box is in excellent condition generally with a belt hook and full maker's marks, possibly an early war item, and is clearly of second war manufacture. The item is very presentable, one of the leather tab closure straps has broken through, however this can be fixed in place and is not particularly visible. To the interior is much padding, which has suffered a little from moth damage, however the item is solid and interesting. The interest in unusual German field equipment seems to be ever increasing and German field equipment of an unusual nature will be an excellent investment. Condition:
GERMAN 1932 WEIMAR BUCKLE. A rare buckle that has been issued and used, all steel one-piece Weimar Reichwehr enlisted mans buckle in a mixture of olive drab and field grey with its original maker marked tab of which all the details are faint, the date ‘32’ just about visible with a further marking of ‘H.B.A.B.’
GERMAN 37CM FLAK SHELL BOX. An untouched example of a late war German shell carrying box, it is made from a compressed fibre material and is in the typical ordnance tan colour being a slightly greeny beige. There is much stencilling to one end and various signs where labels have been stuck upon it. The original closure caps work and it has a good wood and leather carrying handle. There is distortion and a little splitting to the base of the box and a little mildew residue, however the item is completely stable and because of the lightweight nature of the box it could be displayed in the hands of a mannequin. The item is dusty, stored with a little distortion to one side but in totally untouched condition.
GERMAN 6 MIXED THIRD REICH COLOURED POSTCARDS. Highly attractive postcards, Knights Cross, 13th March 1938 card, annexation of the Sudetenland postcard, an Oberst Brauer paratrooper postcard by Wolfgang Willerich, Hitler’s 1938 birthday postcard and a 1938 Day of German Art postcard, six in total, two franked and posted.
GERMAN 6 NUREMBERG RALLY POSTCARDS. 6 excellent condition postcards, two for 1937, one for 1939, one for 1936 and two for 1935, all fully illustrated in our web site. 5 have been posted, franked and are with messages on the reverse side, one pre postage paid and not sent.
GERMAN ADMIRAL OF THE KRIEGSMARINE GUSE SIGNATURE. A4 size letter on the headed paper of the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine dated June 1938, a four page letter signed by Admiral Gunther Guse, born 1886, died 1953 as a Russian prisoner.
GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS RUCKSACK. One of the rare pieces of equipment for the Afrika Korps soldier being the heavy duty olive green rucksack with two exterior pockets, one large closing flap and all of the pocket closures and the flap closure straps being in the heavy tropical web equipment in dark olive green web, each strap with a metal tip similar to the Lux straps. Both of the rear canvas straps are complete with the rucksack.
GERMAN ALLGEMEINE SS 8TH FOOT REGIMENT COLLAR PATCH. A mint unissued condition collar patch for the 8th Allgemeine SS Foot Regiment. Very fine bullion wire weave number ‘8’ with twisted cord edging with original paper label on the reverse side.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS, SLIGHTLY MISMATCHED. A slightly mismatched pair of slightly worn Armed Forces gaiters. All leather fittings good and strong. Condition:
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS. A matched pair of slightly worn gaiters in olive drab canvas, all leather good, all buckles complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES MP34 MAGAZINE POUCH, UTILITY SLING. One of the rarest elements of German equipment and one of a very small handful that was found in the last few years in Austria. The strap itself is in stored excellent stock condition with just signs of dust and storage wear with just a little very light russet corrosion to one of the strap hooks, this is now stable and has not deeply pitted the item whatsoever. There are even the original red folding marks for stitching. The item in typical German fashion is well stamped and designated for its use with a good clear ‘1941’ date. An exceptionally rare item of equipment which will undoubtedly become rarer as this very small batch disseminates amongst collectors.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES TORNISTER. A good condition all olive drab canvas with fur covered flap tornister. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’. All of the fur is complete, many of these have been attacked by moth or other minor animals through years of storage. All of its strapping and clips totally original to it and all complete. All internal strapping complete. Evidence of service wear to the inside flap of the tornister with both of the straps dated ‘1940’ but undoubtedly both of the straps have lived with this tornister since its production.
GERMAN ARMY CLOSE COMBAT IN BRONZE BY C.E.JUNCKER. The Combat Clasp in bronze manufactured by C.E.Juncker are extremely difficult to obtain compared to other manufacturers, this example in superb condition, all bronze finish remaining, complete with its designer’s name to the reverse side plus the maker ‘C.E.Juncker, Berlin’ in raised relief. Wide tapering pin.
GERMAN ARMY DAGGER BY ALCOSO. Good clean blade, maker marked ‘Alcoso’, the upper grip fittings, which include the top pommel and cross guard all match in colour, the scabbard is a slightly different shade being nickel having one upper screw missing, good pebbled finish to the scabbard, totally undented, slight lifting of the plating to the two edges of the scabbard itself.
GERMAN ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good SE64 sized army double decal combat helmet. The shell retains at least 85% of all its apple green finish. The army decal as can be seen from our web images is rather scratched but the swastika is clear. The national decal is generally good with two slight chips to one edge. Faint traces of the apple green paint remaining to two of the liner retaining rivet heads. The interior liner is all complete, soft, supple, undamaged, complete with its original drawstring. The helmet is unusually with its original strap, which is maker marked and dated ‘1937’. Original owner’s name of ‘Weymann’ hand painted into the rear skirt.
GERMAN ARMY EARLY ARTILLERY POINTED SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the dark green centred shoulder board that is complete with red coloured piping for artillery indicating that these were introduced in the changeover period between the pointed board and the rounded tip board. Rank of Oberfeldwebel, two rank pips to each board, silver tress surrounding each board, slip-on tabs complete with traces of cardboard where they were originally glued to a collector’s display board and have been removed. Red wool piping complete with buttons for display.
GERMAN ARMY HERRINGBONE TWILL ARTILLERY COMBAT UNIFORM. A mint unused condition good size herringbone twill combat uniform, four pocket configuration, six button front fitted with its correct herringbone twill red silk piped shoulder boards, universal green on grey Bevo woven collar patches with machine cross hatched stitched slightly subdued NCO’s silver wire breast eagle. Skeleton lined to the inside complete with bandage pocket. No moth damage or service wear.
GERMAN ARMY INFANTRY POSSIBLY PARADE TUNIC SHOULDER BOARDS. A set of stitch-in Oberfeldwebel’s shoulder boards, white wool piped for infantry, dark green centres, two rank pips to each board with regimental numbers ‘261’. Some moth damage behind the numbers. Possibly from the parade tunic or Sunday best parade tunic.
GERMAN ARMY PARADE BAYONET. Excellent blade by F.W.Holler, Solingen. Single fuller, mint bright. All plating good to the cross guard and upper pommel, which is constructed for a bayonet fitting. All blued finish remaining to the scabbard.
GERMAN ARMY RECRUITING DISTRICT V11 MATCHED PAIR OF SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare early non-piped pointed shoulder boards for a rank of Feldwebel serving in the recruiting district v11. Some minor moth nip to the exterior of one board, further moth on the reverse side, complete with its silver tress, one rank pip and gothic letter and numberals, stitch on style, for the very early tunic.
GERMAN ARMY SNOW PAINTED BUCKLE. A rare item being the standard one-piece steel Armed Forces buckle with the whole of the face side painted in a white snow camouflage. To the reverse side is a standard finish.
GERMAN ARMY UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA 1933-45 BY BRIAN L. DAVIES. Still today considered one of the best works on German Army uniforms and insignia, published by Arms & Armour Press in 1971, this example still with its flyleaf but torn and repaired. 224 pages of superb text, description of the in-depth detail with many photographs of the structure and uniforms of the Third Reich Wehrmacht. Colour plates indicating branch colours, a very informative work.
GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB BADGE. One of the most attractive impressive enamel badges of the Third Reich period is the DDAC (German Automobile Club Third Reich period) badge. The badges measures 10cms x 8cms in oval form, thick heavy quality, maker’s initials on the back ‘PS’ followed by ‘Ges Geschuzt’, excellent coloration of black, silver and red enamels. Slight repair to the enamel just above the eagle’s head otherwise superb overall with its two badge bar or radiator fixing holes.
GERMAN BELT BUCKLES 1800 – 1945. BY JURGEN BANDAU. Excellent work all in German text with the title being Deutsche Koppelschlosser 1800-1945, complete with its original flyleaf cover, published 1990. 150 pages of black and white images of original examples of German belt buckles of all states and all organisations from 1800 to 1945. A good research backup for the in-depth buckle collector.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD BY STEINHAUER & LUCK. A generally excellent condition German Cross in gold, unfortunately some loss to the black enamel to the centre of the swastika. All the features are of Steinhauer & Luck, also stamped number ‘4’ to the exterior of the tapering pin. Good silvered finish to the reverse side with some light toning to the silver disc behind the swastika. Excellent frosted gilt to the ‘1941’ dated wreath and silver highlights to the back ray. In the very late war presentation case that only has a paper hinge. Light grey silk to the upper inner lid. The remainder of the box is good.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, SMALL PRESENTATION CASE. The extremely rare small presentation case for the German Cross in gold, an enormous amount of analysis of the small case on pages 325, 326, 327, 328, 329 and 330 of The German Cross by Dietrich Maerz. This example is unused, Maerz states that the small case is without doubt the first version case of the German Cross, the aperture for the pin indicates in its size that it fits the versions of the German Cross with the shorter pin found on rivetted examples of the cross, It would appear that this example has never been used, there is no impression to the velvet base of the outline of a cross and the upper inner lid silk is clear of any impression. The gold line around the edge of the lid indicates this is the version for a gold German Cross the line is unbroken and the gilding is complete. The simulated leather paper covering in totally undamaged condition. The closing catch is complete and working correctly.
GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER. A near mint unissued condition German Cross in silver by manufacturer number 20, which was Zimmermann. The large central swastika with completely undamaged enamel, virtually all of the silver frosting remaining to the central silver wreath with the 1941 date. Frosted highlights to the lower white star with all the blackened finish to the inner star complete and without the tips being rubbed. Constructed in the classic number 20 style with the wide tapering pin and four hollow slightly domed rivets standing proud of the rear star.
GERMAN EASTERN PEOPLE’S SUMMER TUNIC. A very rare tunic worn by members of the RMBO. Standard form of tunic in lightweight material in a light tan colour. Completely unlined to the interior, four pocket construction, two lower pockets of the bellows type without pleats, two upper pockets flap to the chest with central pleats. All buttons to the tunic are of the white metal Eastern People’s diplomatic style. The grey on brown machine embroidered Eastern People’s eagle attached to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Some light moth nips to the surrounding brown cloth with a pair of the rare maroon blank collar patches with twisted wire cord surround to the collars itself. No facility for any shoulder boards to be fitted. To the interior of the tunic a hole had been tailored through the lower pocket for the passing of a dagger or sword hanger and the tunic is complete with its internal sword or dagger hanger with a slightly rusty D ring. All of the buttons on the tunic are of the removable style, cuffs are of the open style with button adjusters.
GERMAN FALLSCHIRMJAGER DROP CANNISTER TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, Mp40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN HEADGEAR IN WWII by PAT MORAN & JOHN MAGUIRE. An excellent Schiffer publication that covers all types of German military headdress within the Army, Luftwaffe & Kriegsmarine of WWII encompassing mainly visor caps and steel helmets. 307 pages of superb colour photographs, an ideal education publication for the new collector of Third Reich headdress complete with its original flyleaf cover, one tear to flyleaf.
GERMAN HEADGEAR OF WWII BY PAT MORAN & JOHN MCGUIRE. An extremely good 143 page work by Schiffer Publishing on the headdress of the SS, NSDAP, Police, civilian and miscellaneous organisations. First published in 1997. Excellent close-up colour images of a huge variety of headdress of the Third Reich. Complete with its original fly cover.
GERMAN HEADGEAR OF WWII. ARMY, LUFTWAFFE & KRIEGSMARINE. This very good Schiffer produced very large fully colour illustrated work of over 300 pages of close-up images of the headdress of the German Army, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine of hats and helmets. Complete with its original fly leaf cover. An invaluable addition for any new headdress collector of the Third Reich.
GERMAN HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOLUME 2. The excellent work by Branislav Radovic volume 2, 2002 publication by Schiffer Publishing covering paratrooper helmets and battle damaged helmets. 300 pages of the most superb close-up colour and many original black and white period photographs covering all aspects of the German helmet, which includes cover, liners, makers, insignia etc., complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN ITALIAN WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. An excellent condition Dachau produced collar patch for the 29th Waffen Grenadier Division Italian No.1. The Division was instituted in November 1943. The collar patch shows the Italian fasces. We have recently purchased a small collection of Dachau made collar patches, this has the white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN ITALIAN WWII 5 ELASTOLIN FIGURES. 5 Elastolin figures of Italian Bersaglieri troops, Elastolin figures were very popular with German youth prior to WWII, these five figures of Italian Bersaglieri soldiers are generally in good condition, minor cracking but good original paint.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A scarce piece of Third Reich insignia being the silver wire weave wreath on very dark blue backing cloth for a Kriegsmarine administrative officers visor cap. Minor oxidisation to the outer leaves. Unused condition. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY. A mint unissued condition Bevo woven gold Kriegsmarine titled cap tally. Full length for going around white or dark blue deck cap.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER STRAPS. A very worn moth damaged set of subdued silver lace shoulder boards, one pip for Oberleutnant with marine coastal artillery green underlay. Moth damage as can be seen from our web images. As removed from tunic but still scarce.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered officers breast eagle, which has been cut from a single sheet of these eagles. Unlike the Bevo weave, which was constructed in rolls, machine embroidered cellion eagles were constructed in large panels and the eagles were cut from them. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered breast eagle in good high deep definition for the Kriegsmarine officers tunic. Slight fraying to edges. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SOLDBUCH TO A LORIENT DEFENDER. Excellent condition soldbuch, printed to cover designated Kriegsmarine. Excellent photograph in the Kriegsmarine field grey uniform showing breast eagle, collar patches and shoulder straps, awarded the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords September 44 during the siege of Lorient. A special entry showing his service as a defender of Lorient from the 5th August 44 to the 8th May 1945.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS KNIGHTS CROSS OIL PAINTING. A hugely impressive oil painting of the submarine Knights Cross winner Heinz Krey. Heinz Krey was born in Wiesbaden in December 1921 and was killed on the 23rd May 1943 in the middle of the North Atlantic. He was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross on the 4th September 1943. This beautiful painting completed in oil on board, shows Krey 3/4 length wearing his Kriegsmarine officers uniform, has recently appeared onto the collectors market from the Wiesbaden area and was in the possession of his family from WWII until today. The painting, which we imagine was executed as a memorial to him on the instruction of his family, was painted after his death. It is signed and dated 'Griessler 1943', it shows Heinz Krey standing with a plain background, wearing his naval junior officers visor cap, Knights Cross at neck, awards worn include the Iron Cross 1st class, the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge and the Kriegsmarine Submarine badge, with the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class to the upper button hole, he is holding a pair of gloves in his right hand and has his left hand on his Kriegsmarine officers dagger. The painting is in a plain battleship grey wood frame, which is extremely typical of the period. In over 35 years of handling military artefacts, which involve many items of the Third Reich we have never been able to obtain or even seen a Submariners Knights Cross officers painting as good as this. It is quite an interesting fact that with the huge amount of artists available in Germany and with it being well within the culture, how very few good paintings are seen of WWII famous personalities, this painting would be a superb backdrop to any collection of either Kriegsmarine or Submariner basis. Krey entered the Kriegsmarine in December 1939 as an engineer officer candidate, he went through various training units and May 1940 was an officer cadet. Krey's U-Boat career was with two boats, U-703 in which he did two patrols totalling 45 days and U-752 again two patrols with a total of 68 days. He was an engineer officer on U-703 and was Chief Engineer on U-752. May 23rd 1943 a British Fairy Swordfish aircraft attacked the U-Boat and killed the Commander and some men on the conning tower, Leutnant Krey took over the command and ordered all men to abandon the U-Boat because two British destroyers arrived quickly and tried to capture the boat Heinz Krey set the explosive charges and blew up the boat, he went down with the submarine losing his life, for that outstanding and unselfish feat he was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross, he was 21 years and 6 months old.
GERMAN LATE WWII ANKLE BOOTS. Ankle boots probably for walking out dress, these are made from pebbled leather with nailed leather soles with heel plates and multiple studding. Various markings to the interior, stored and dusty but unworn. Condition:
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE AVIATION MEDICAL KIT PACK. These interesting items were in fact small French back packs that were captured in large quantities in 1940 due to the fall of France and appear to have been re-issued to the Luftwaffe. Some of these have been found with similar Luftwaffe stampings to the interior that would pertain to airfield use. It is believed these were re-packed with medical items and re-issued for aviation personnel to carry medical equipment.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION GROUND COMBAT GROUP. Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge, A5 size citation folded twice to Obergefreiten Emile Schimmel of the 2./PZ.JG.ABT.D.A.LW.FELDDIV, dated ‘1st april 1943’ pen signed by Lt.General W.Spang, complete with unit issue rubber stamp. The Wound Badge in black, A5 size citation, once folded to the same recipient, same unit, dated ‘12th February 1943’ in a Kiev Ukraine hospital and pen signature of the Commanding medical officer with four accompanying photographs of Schimmel plus the bronze DRL Sport Badge ‘1941’ with photograph in Luftwaffe uniform to the same recipient, some pages loose. Accompanied by four Schimmel, one wearing the visor cap, one wearing the M.43 cap and two hatless, one wearing his Luftwaffe Ground Badge badge, wound badge in black and DRL Sports book . The award probably relates to the very heavy fighting around Tagenrog during which the division suffered very heavy casualties.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE LEATHER AND SUEDE FLYING BOOTS. A mismatched but extremely good condition pair of Luftwaffe single zipped flying boots, one slightly larger than the other, the strapping arrangements, the Ri-Ri zips are identical, the suede colour identical, the interior white sheepskin matching. One of the boots is an electrically heated boot and the other a non electrically heated boot. Ideal for display on a Luftwaffe mannequin. Price accordingly to the mismatching. Condition:
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.43 CAP. A nice condition Luftwaffe M.43 cap with its double section Luftwaffe eagle and national cockade triangular insignia machine embroidered, this is a late war example, which apart from the date of ‘1944’ can easily be seen the quality of the wool has deteriorated by this time of the war and is mixed with substitute materials giving the cap a white hue. Complete with its grey herringbone lining. RB numbers size ‘56’ ‘1944’ dated.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD. Excellent condition overall, no threads loose, complete with both button fixing, cords, good finish to the central Luftwaffe eagle and swastika surrounded by a wreath.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE STRAIGHT LEG COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent set completely free of moth of the Luftwaffe straight leg 36 trousers. Nap superb overall, complete with its wide rear adjuster strap and double pronged buckle. One rear pocket, buttoned, two angled side pockets, buttoned, without flaps, one watch fob pocket with ringed holder. All buttons are totally original. The white/cream cotton lining full size stamped and a Berlin maker of ‘Richers Grasser’.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL FLAK SHOULDER BOARD. The heavy quality single shoulder board for a Luftwaffe tropical tunic NCO in a flak artillery unit, red silk piping, complete with slip-on tab.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A khaki drill colour Luftwaffe tropical shirt, long sleeves, three button pullover style, two upper breast pockets with flaps, all with zinc buttons. Generally good condition with slight tearing to the upper edges of the collar. Classic long pointed collar tips. To the upper left breast as the shirt is viewed there is a clear indication of the triangular Luftwaffe tropical eagle attachment.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE WOMEN’S TROUSERS. A rare piece of Luftwaffe uniform being the long blouse trousers worn by Luftwaffe Helferin. Generally superb condition, one tiny area of smoothness to the cloth, otherwise all nap present. No moth damage anywhere to the garment. Correct configuration of twin front angled pockets with double button flaps. Luftwaffe grey silk lining. Side button enclosure. Good size.
GERMAN M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent condition set of the M.43 trousers with tapered bottoms for fitting to either inside the jack boot or with puttees and ankle boots. All of the belt loops intact, all buttons present, two open angled pockets with button closure, watch fob pocket with buttoned flap, one rear open pocket, buttoned, twin waist adjusters. Some repaired moth damage around the crotch area, complete with its strengthened double thickness seat, which has some staining. No other damage or moth problems, good nap of cloth overall. 44cms waist, 68cms inside leg, some slight discoloration staining to the seat area. These are a very hard to find pair of combat trousers.
GERMAN MARINE FLOUR SACK. One of the large flour sacks in cream canvas with blue integral lines. Large marine eagle and swastika to one side, reverse side having the lettering ‘H.VPFL.’ with large date ‘1940’. Some storage staining otherwise good.
GERMAN MARINE FLOWER SACK. ‘1939’ dated, excellent condition, stamped ‘H.V.PFL.’ indicating Heeres Verpflegung (Army food supply).
GERMAN MG34/42 TRIPOD REPRODUCTION FRONT LEG PAD. An accurate reproduction of the sought after, often missing pads from the MG34/42 Laffette tripod, single only.
GERMAN NEUE DEUTSCHE BAUKUNST -THE NEW GERMAN ARCHITECTURE. This large A4 size book containing 95 pages published in Berlin in 1941 and introduced by Albert Speer. Virtually every page, apart from the first 14, have the most beautiful black and white photographs of examples of the new German art in architecture. Many public and private buildings and projects, both completed and projected are shown. An excellent work for the student of architecture of the Third Reich period. Recently purchased by Regimentals in a small collection of early German publications.
GERMAN NORDSEE SA OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A fine quality silver wire national eagle woven on green Bevo backing with a SA brown surrounding Bevo weave, possibly for NordseeSA. Folded, as worn on a cap, but no indication of stitch marks where removed. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN NSKK MARINE OFFICER’S WAIST BELT AND BUCKLE. The long brown leather belt with its original runner with the gilded pebbled rectangular buckle. See NSKK Uniforms, Organisations and History by John R. Angolia and David Littlejohn page 218 for in-depth detail of this belt buckle.
GERMAN OFFICERS JACK BOOTS. A good pair of jack boots with all their canvas pulls. Steel heel cleats and toe cleats complete. Slight crazing to the leather overall but generally in excellent condition.
GERMAN ON THE FIELD OF HONOUR, HISTORY OF KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS VOLUME 2. Excellent work published by Roger J.Bender, authored by Lieutenant Colonel John R. Angolia. 366 pages of photographs and background information on winners of the Knights Cross with oak leaves, first edition published 1980.
GERMAN PANZER DOCUMENTS. Documents of Feldwebel Anton Dobrzanski, comprising his FAD membership card fully filled out, dated 1934. Army Good Conduct Certificate dated 12.10.1935. Police Good Conduct Certificate dated 15.9.36. Driving Proficiency Badge in silver citation dated 1943, field issue. A large uniform portrait photograph, head and shoulders, hatless, wearing Model 43 uniform. Dobrzanski served 1943 with the supply company of the 16th Panzer Division, which was destroyed at Stalingrad in January 1943 and reformed April 1943 in France. June to November 1943 the division was active in Italy and in December 1943 the division was transferred back to Russia. A total of two A5 citations, one A4 citation, one FAD membership book, one postcard size photograph. Interesting group.
GERMAN PARATROOPER VOLUME 1 BY KARL VELTZ. A superb new work on the history , formation uniforms and equipment of the elite German Paratroopers of WW II,authored by karl Veltz in coperation with Patrick Ott both avid collectors of German Paratrooper material, This is volume 1 of a 3 volume series to be completed and contains 358 pages of excellent text and images, all of the modern images of the uniform and equipment are in colour, a must for the serious collector /researcher.
GERMAN SPORTS VEST SINGLE EAGLE. The uncut from the roll German Bevo woven sports vest eagle. Gold Bevo weave with large black swastika. Complete with its Bevo maker's name to the base of the insignia.
GERMAN SS SCHARFUHRER SHOULDER BOARD. A good single slip on shoulder board for the rank of SS Scharfuhrer. Standard black central cloth to shoulder board with one row of tropical NCO lace with lemon yellow artificial silk piping for a signals unit.
GERMAN SS SNOW SHOES. An extremely rare piece of SS mountain troop equipment being the all metal snow shoes, in their original white paint with their leather strapping arrangement fitted and ready to place around the boots of the SS mountain trooper. Clearly marked 'SS' within a circle, '39/36' followed by 'RZM' within a circle. The leather straps are in perfect condition with all the stitching strong and usable and would be an ideal item to finish the mannequin of a SS mountain trooper. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD WOMENS BROOCH. The oval shaped grey metal neck brooch worn by women who have retired from active service in the Women's RAD. We have recently acquired an original shop window display board, possibly from the Company of Assmann, which comprises of a high degree of RAD and Teno insignia. To offer this as one complete board would be prohibitively too expensive, therefore we have decided to split this board. The images on the web site show the board in its original format, as well as the individual items listed. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH WINDSCHUTZBRILLE BOXED GOGGLES. A super pair in their original cardboard box, this type being manufactured by Winter, Winter were one of the rarer manufacturers. The goggles are in excellent condition with just a little congealing and very light perishing to the centre however the rubber remains good and flexible. The clear lenses installed in the goggles are very good, within the box is a spare elastic strap, various other lenses in their rayon German typically stamped anti scratch cases. To find a boxed pair in such good condition is very difficult.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 25 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL CITATION. A very attractive totally undamaged, non punch holed A4 size citation for State Inspector Franz Lippelt, dated ‘29th November 1938’. Facsimile signature of State Secretary Meissner with large embossed eagle and swastika to the citation to the lower left hand side. BCC10
GERMAN THIRD REICH 6 X 30 BINOCULARS. A set of 6 x 30 binoculars manufactured by the company Emil Busch for military use, profusely marked with the Emil Busch logo, plus a letter 'N' over the number '211'. Slight discoloration to the leather covering of the body, however the lenses are generally good, complete with its neck strap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS 2ND PATTERN CAP. A classic example of the Afrika Korps cap, this version is made from good heavyweight material and shows typical 2nd pattern features including the Rexene and cotton headband. There is a good date of '43' and RB numbering. Unfortunately one side of the cap has suffered from mouse chewing during storage. Two of the eyelets are now missing and the other two eyelets are present however they are deeply patinated. The original factory mounted roundel and factory hand stitched eagle are excellent and in place. A good original example, however in slightly below average condition, thus priced accordingly.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS BREAD BAG STRAP. A near mint condition canvas Afrika Korps bread bag strap. Maker marked and dated ‘1942.’ Some rust to the rivets and rust staining to the web fixing tabs. A rare item of tropical equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS 2nd PATTERN CAP. A very scarces 2nd pattern Afrika Korps cap for an Officer rank having silver bullion piping factory applied. The cap carries an upgraded version of the insignia being a metal army eagle and metal cockade, the cap cloth shows no sign of having any other insignia removed therefor this insignia configuration is not field adapted, The interior sweatband is also of a superior quality being in cloth rather than ersatz paper. The maker mark and size 59 are clear and present upon the standard issue red cotton lining. All airvents are in place with original paint still in tact, the side of the cap carries a metal edelweiss to signify the officer was a qualified Mountain Trooper. The rear of the cap has been adapted to fit a smaller head so the size 59 makers mark inside is not the actually fit size of the cap, it has been field reduced to a much smaller size. The only damage to the item is on the opposite side to the edelwiess, being a small section of cloth missing, it appears to be the result of rodent damage or simply a piece of cloth cut away.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS CLOTHING BAG. A rare element of the Afrika Korps specific equipment being the all webbing and canvas clothing bag, these were to carry officers essentials and could be hung by a reinforced upper mantle to areas of tentage. There are various interior pockets with various large Prym press studs to hold toiletries and other uniform items as well as larger interior based pockets with typical tabs marked 'LUX'. To the front is a rope type closure that would have had string or rope through the alloy eyelets to lace it shut. There are various other flaps, straps and attachments to both the top and bottom of the bag. There is some light dirt and a little staining to areas of the bag consummate with service wear and very nicely written to the carrying handle are the soldiers details in German type indelible script.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS RING. A bazaar made ring worn by a member of the Afrika Korps. The face having the inscription ‘Tripoli’ with minarets and palm trees. To either side of the shank are more images of palm trees and minarets. Large size ring.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS SHOULDER BOARD. An extremely rare single slip-on shoulder board for an Afrika Korps mountain trooper. The lace fitted to the board is of the continental colour in subdued grey. Artificial silk mountain green piping. Complete with its fitting tab.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS TIE. A nice example of an Afrika Korps tie with a nice slightly bleached look to it. There are some areas of minor wear, however the tie is good with a very clear RB stamp to the rear.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AGRICULTURAL ASSOCATION AWARD. Large circular medallion for the Reich Agricultural Association. Traces of oxidisation to the award on both sides but much original gilt remaining. 48mm in diameter. In its original titled box with the gilt lettering slightly dull but clearly can be read 'Ehrenpreismunze Des Reichsnahrstandes'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLACH CANDELABRA. A table centre four branch candelabra of the fully floriated style with the SS Allach marking into the base of this totally undamaged piece of rare SS porcelain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS BLACK BREAD BAG. RZM produced example of the bread bag. The bag is lightly used and of a deep charcoal black colour. There is grease to the rear where it has clearly been worn for prolonged periods and all alloy buttons are the sunburst type with three holes, which is typical of Allgemeine usage and the central hook is present and of a bright steel. A single D ring to the front for water bottle attachment is present. The interior is devoid of any markings and these markings were often simply in a white paint stamp which wore away. A very rare Allgemeine accessory in excellent condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS BREECHES Excellent condition pair of black Allgemeine SS enlisted mans breeches. The breeches are constructed out of the less commonly encountered smooth material. No moth, damage or staining. White/cream cotton lining. Clearly size stamped with the faint remains of the VA 193? Date to the upper inner lining. Black breeches can easily be confused with breeches from the NSKK, these are definitely Allgemeine SS issue. All the buttons are of the cogwheel variety with the exception of the fly buttons and pocket buttons which are plain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS TORNISTER. An excellent example of the pony fur type back pack manufactured by RZM for SS issue having an excellent and clear stamping to the mantle, including the ‘VA’ with the circle and a date of ‘1938’. The shoulder straps are missing, however the fixings are still present as well as the special swivel ‘T’ type removable attachment rivets. The whole item is in good condition and all of the fur remains to the pack. There are all interior elements complete with straps and closure buckles. All metal fittings are aluminium throughout. A very displayable item of rare Allgemeine equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY GENERALS CAR PENNANT. A most beautifully constructed army General’s car pennant, in its original frame with Perspex cover and with hanging rod for affixing to a motor vehicle. Measurements of the flag within its frame are 26cm x 39cm. The flag itself a beautifully embroidered armed forces wide out stretched winged eagle and swastika, laid on an olive drab field with to the upper and lower edges of the flag a length of tress with intertwined gold swastikas. All situated in its chromium plated high quality manufactured frame, which is affixed to its pole. The small acorn that screws to the top of the pole is unfortunately mixing. A beautiful item.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS PARADE BELT. An extremely good condition and large size army officers brocade parade belt. No oxidisation to the brocade, some light fraying to edges but complete with both of its brocade runners. Stamped aluminium circular parade officers buckle. Beautiful velvet lined belt with a double pronged keeper protected by a velvet patch to one of the brocade runners. Unusually the leather tab is clearly dated ‘1944’ with a rather indistinct maker’s stamp in circular form.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SIGNALS NCO'S TUNIC. A superb condition model 40 issue combat tunic that has been heavily modified by a Senior Signals NCO. Large size. Four patch pockets with pleats. The tunic has had beautifully tailored barrel cuffs added to each arm. The dark green collar with very elongated pointed collar tips and the interior of the tunic is fully lined. Six button front. The insignia fitted are a very dark green centred pair of NCO shoulder boards with lemon yellow wool piping. The green centres are dark enough to be confused with black Panzer boards but are in actual fact very dark bottle green. A single row of NCO lace with one rank pip to each board, slip-on style. A set of lemon yellow Bevo woven collar patches set on a dark green rectangle laid to the collar. An NCO style breast eagle which is laid onto a dark green backing cloth and attached to the tunic. All subdued pebbled buttons. Iron Cross 2nd Class and Russian Front medal ribbon through the second button whole. Loops for two awards. A short medal ribbon bar comprising of the War Service 2nd Class with swords, East Front Medal and Entry into Czechoslovakia Medal. We believe that the lining material has been removed from an issue greatcoat and re-attached to the interior of this tunic. There is a leather strengthened tailored hole in the lower left hand front section of the tunic allowing a dagger or sword hanger strap to pass through the lower left hand pocket flap. All the nap of the cloth is superb, no moth, damage or staining to anywhere on the tunic. This was obviously this NCO's Sunday best tunic and appropriately re-tailored for NCO status.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SMOKE TROOPER OFFICERS COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of service worn aluminium twisted wire officers collar patches on green backing cloth with carmine centres for an officer of the smoke and chemical troops. The green backing cloth to one side of both collar patches have suffered from some sort of cloth rot, aluminium wire is subdued.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY TROPICAL SHORTS. A good bleached pair of army tropical shorts, complete with its three pronged hidden belt. Two angled side pockets, one watch fob pocket. Only faint traces of the original ink rubber stampings for sizes visible to the interior waist band.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY VETERINARY MAJOR'S SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on shoulder board with light carmine underlay of the Veterinary Units. Bright bullion inter-twined outer with the single gilded snake/serpent motif to centre.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY/LUFTWAFFE GAU MOSCOW PAPERWORK GROUPING. A very unusual grouping all to Obergefreiten Wilhelm Lang, War Service Cross 2nd Class citation in a Luftwaffe unit NACHSCHUBKOMP.D.LW.5/III FELDLUFTZEUGGRUPPE MOSCOW’. Date of award 31st March 1942 and indelible pencil signed by Lieutenant General Fischer, Commanding Officer of Luftgau Moscow. Folded twice with slightly stained and foxed edges. A very poor condition and held together by sellotape A5 citation for the Infantry Assault Badge, field altered from the General Assault Badge whilst a member of LW.NACHSCHKP.5 issued 20th May 1942, pen signed by Major General, this being a rare issue of the Infantry Assault Badge to a Luftwaffe member. Torn across the fold and held together by a cross of sellotape with foxed edges. This is double sided. Iron Cross 2nd Class A5 sized citation, one tear to the left hand side of the award, folded twice, standard printed citation but the recipient details filled in by ink pen, issued to Lang whilst a member of Fusilier Regiment 39, dated ‘27th November 1943’. Wound Badge in black citation, standard printed and typed whilst a member of 10th Battalion Fusilier Regiment 39, awarded 3.1.1944, pen signed by Unit Doctor in Warsaw and finally the A5 citation for the Winter Medal in the East. No unit mentioned, dated ‘1st September 1942’ pen signed by Captain and Company Commander. The 18th Panzer Grenadier Division had been formed from the 18th Motorised Infantry Division in June 1943. In November 1943 it was part of the 4th Army Group Mitte and was destroyed on the Soviet June offensive. If the condition of these citations could come to life the history behind the actions would be fascinating.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARTILLERY REGIMENT 21 GROUP OF CITATIONS. A group of three A5 sized citations, all two folded, all non punch holed to Obergefreiten Erich Wawrzinski. General Assault Badge dated 7th July 1943, unit stamped and ink signature of Regiment Commander, Wound Badge in black awarded 11th April 1942, indelible pen unidentified signature of the Unit Commander and a repeat citation, also the Wound Badge in black dated 1st August 1942, highly unusual for two citations to the same award. Artillery Regiment 21 was part of the 21st infantry Division. In July 43 the Division suffered huge losses during fighting around Lake Lagoda on the Eastern Front. BCC64
GERMAN THIRD REICH BAHNSCHUTZ OFFICIAL'S BELT AND BUCKLE. A most superb condition Bahnschutz officers all gilded circular buckle with the winged wheel insignia to the centre. Superb gilding to the exterior. Deeply toned to the interior and non maker marked. Complete with its matching keeper, all fitted to a virtually mint condition pebbled leather belt. To the interior the belt is virtually white, it is a huge size of 120 and the belt is complete with both of its exact matching original pebbled leather sliders.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BAKELITE KRIEGSMARINE COMPASS. A 1918 dated naval compass, all fitted into a late 1930's WWII period Bakelite case. The Kaiser Marine compass is in perfect working order with all its liquid to the interior. Fully maker marked, in Kiel. The extreme rarity of this is the Bakelite case, any items of Bakelite are considered rare in German Armed Forces equipment, the face glass is perfect and undamaged to both the compass and the removable Bakelite top. It is all complete with its original plug lead and switch and can be easily illuminated.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BELT BUCKLES AND BROCADES OF THE THIRD REICH. 1st Edition, printed 2001, a superb work in both colour and black and white with hundreds of images of German belt buckles and buckles. A total of 653 pages, a massive work in the typical Bender quality.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BREAD BAG STRAP. A good condition canvas bread bag strap with leather attachments to the fixing hooks. The soldiers name of ‘PAUELS’ written in black pen upon it and an unreadable makers mark scribbled out probably in the same pen upon the other end of the bread bag strap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CANVAS TRIPOD POUCH. Thr pouch to hold the tripod for a small set of what are commonly known as 'donkey ear' binoculars with brown leather fittings and a brown Pressstoff reinforced base. The item shows rust stains that have occurred while the tool was in place, however the item is stable with a very attractive red selvage line running across it and manufactured from oatmeal linen material.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CROATION SS DIVISION INSIGNIA. An extremely rare piece of insignia being the Waffen SS volunteer arm shield for Division Handschar. We have only ever encountered this arm shield in Bevo weave and printed form. This example is beautifully machine embroidered. The white squares have been woven onto a section of silk-like shield shaped backing cloth with black edging. Very slight staining to the edges. It has been folded and possibly removed from the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CUSTOMS OFFICIAL'S CUFF BAND. A very fine Bevo woven green cuff band with grey upper and lower edges with a large grey Customs style eagle finely woven to the centre of the band. Some minor fraying to the base edge.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DAK/POW UNIFORM GROUPING. An interesting reminder of war being a 2nd pattern type Afrika Korps tunic and standard pattern straight leg trousers that were recently recovered from Italy. These items show extremely extensive wear, their origin was from a POW camp and items appear to have been left behind by various departing prisoners and were discovered in Italy. The tunic itself is far from mint but highly evocative with RB number still to the interior, numerous repairs and various areas let in to the uniform. It is very clear that while the uniform was extensively patched it was worn and these repairs are in fact working repairs and not those carried out later by a collector. The trousers are in very similar condition with numerous areas of repair etc., however they remain dusty and 100% genuine from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DEMJANSK SHIELD CITATIONS. An interesting pair of citations to Unteroffizer Severin Seidl. The Demjansk Shield citation is a field typed citation, as a member of Artillery Regiment No.32 dated ‘June 1944’ issue rubber stamped, facsimile signature of Regimental Divisional General. A5 sized citation dated ’18.11.42’ for the Winter Medal in the East, issue rubber stamped with Unit Doctor’s signature, dated ‘March 1944’. Plus an original photograph of the recipient in uniform wearing the Demjansk Shield on the left arm of his greatcoat. Awarded for the hard fought defence of the Demjansk cauldron from February 1942 to February 1943.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DISPLAY BOARD. A highly interesting display board comprising a half sized child's belt buckle with the Reich eagle to the centre and the lettering Gott Mit Uns to the circlet in brass with a child's size bayonet with complete blade, its hanging strap and its original child's size cotton woven portapee knot. Some slight damage to the cardboard fixings that hold the items to the display board and looseness to the tape holding the buckle to the display board, however in excellent condition overall and a rare item of militaria for the child in the Third Reich.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRIVERS MITTENS. A mint pair of army driver's fingerless mittens. Maker marked. Dated 1942
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRL SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE. Beautifully Bevo woven in gold with half wreath '1937' to tablet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER SILVER MEDAL, 1943 PATTERN. A late war version in zinc, rear script in Latin font, complete with black, white and red ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER SILVER MEDAL, 1943 PATTERN. Excellent quality white metal in almost mint condition, retaining most of its original finish. The reverse script in Latin font, complete with its ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD 2ND CLASS WITH SWORDS IN SILVER. A good example of the Eastern People's 2nd Class award in silver with swords. The silver is good to this zinc based medal, quite often the silver has completely disappeared, complete with its mint condition green and white ribbon and breast suspension pin, ring marked 100
GERMAN THIRD REICH ENGINEERS EQUIPMENT. Two very scarce excellent condition items being part of extensive specialist kit carried by combat engineers. The grouping consists of the engineers assault pack, it is produced in the typical olive green web material with rough webbing attachment straps to the rear to fix to the Y straps. To the sides numerous small pockets with Lux type tabs and a claw buckle closure. To the interior is a typical RB stamping and the whole set is in excellent very lightly used condition with one or two small nicks to the canvas but otherwise very displayable and excellent. This is greatly complimented by the pioneers explosive satchel which was also carried as part of this equipment. These were integral to it and could be carried as part of the set or simply by using a bread bag style strap to carry as a single satchel. This one is in stored stock mint condition and appears to have no fraying or rips whatsoever and just a very gentle age patination from years of storage. To the underside of this is a good ink stamp, the press studs within are typical Prym type and appear never to have even been fixed together and remain in their position that they left the factory in.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FALLSCHIRMJAGER 'DROP CANISTER' TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, MP40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FALLSCHIRMJAGER 'DROP CANISTER' TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, MP40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FORESTRY SERVICE OFFICERS VISOR CAP COCKADE. A beautifully hand embroidered in bright silver wire with metallic national cockade centre for the forestry officers visor cap. All embroidery on forest green background.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FRAMED PANZER SKETCH. A very high quality black and white sketch measuring 20 x 26 inches of a member of a Panzer Regiment wearing his black Panzer beret, black wrap over tunic with skull collar patches. The collar of the tunic is without piping, which is unusual as the regulations that the period of the Panzer beret being worn would normally be associated with the piped collar. The sketch is of extremely high quality and still fitted to its original frame.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GAS MASK CARRYING HOOK. A scarce small element of equipment often missing from gas mask tins, this is the standard wehrmacht issue item with a little russet rust to the belt hook and there are one or two pulls to the stitching of the button hole attachments.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GEBIRGSJAGER PERSONAL EQUIPMENT BAGS. A set of five interesting bags, these are made from a cotton rayon mix and are colour coded to the upper corner, these were part of the Gebirgsjäger rucksack set and the coloration indicated what they carried, these would carry personal items and items of Gebirgsjäger specific equipment such as crampons, pegs and various metalwork for the activity of climbing. They are in stored very near mint condition and have a full series of colours to the upper corners including blue, green, red, yellow and one with no colour indication. These seldom appear on the market and to find a full colour matched super condition set is virtually impossible.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROUP OF FIVE CITATIONS. An interesting group of five citations to the 52nd Infantry Division. Infantry Assault badge awarded to Heinz Hegerding on the 25th May 1942, pen signed by the Divisional Commander, who was a Knights Cross Oak Leaves and Swords winner, Lothar Rendlic, some age foxing, folded twice. Wound Badge in silver, A5 size, award date 16th May 1944, date of confirmation 6th June 1944, ink signature by the Company Commander. The A5 size War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, award dated 30th January 1943 with a pen signature of Divisional Commander Major General Rudolf Peschel, Knights Cross winner, folded once. A5 size Eastern Front Medal awarded 1st August 1942, ink signature of an battalion Commander, folded once. A small field typed award certificate for the Wound Badge in black, awarded 9th September 1939. The 52nd Infantry Division was from 1941 to 43 in action on the Eastern Front due to heavy casualties in fighting near Orscha was dissolved, survivors being transferred to the 197th Infantry Division.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROUP OF FOUR CITATIONS. 285/58TH INFANTRY DIVISION. A group of four Security Division 285/58th Infantry Division, a large A4 field typed citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords to Gefreiten Karl Rotherberg, Medical Company 1/182, awarded 20th September 1941. Standard A5 size citation folded once, for the Wound Badge in black whilst Rothenberg was a member of Grenadier Regiment 154, awarded 29th October 1944. Rubber ink stamped by the Italian Commander. A5 size citation whilst a member of the Medical Company 322 for the Driver’s Badge in bronze, awarded 21st April 1943. A further and last A5 size citation, unfolded, one slight stain for the Winter Medal in the East awarded 15th August 1942. The 285/58th Security Division was formed in March 1941 and were used for rear area security in Russian. In September 1941 it was part of Army Group North and in action against partisan bands around Luga. BCC21
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GOERING DIVISION IMAGE. A postcard size image, studio shot, of a young member of the Herman Goering Division. Half bust wearing M.43 field cap, flying blouse with all white insignia, white piped collar, white collar patches, wearing a Wound Badge and Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge at left breast.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GOERING SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for a leutnant in the Herman Goering Division. White underlay, slightly stained close to the point of the board. Exterior silver lace.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GORING DIVISION IDENTITY TAG. A complete zinc soldiers identity tag from Division Herman Goring, which reads ’11./ERS.RGT.DIV.H.G.’ the soldier’s number is ‘263’. There is some minor oxidisation, the identity disc is complete but has split in the middle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMANN GOERING DIVISION CUFF TITLE. The shortened remains of a machine embroidered enlisted ranks Hermann Goering Division cuff title, probably cut short by an intelligence officer for use as reference for identifying prisoners.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMANN MEYER CAP. This is a superb example of the Hermann Meyer cap. Large size of 58, complete with its totally original and unique set of Bevo woven light tan on darker tan national eagle and national cockade. There are two types of construction of the Hermann Meyer cap, one is in a soft non twill material, which can become quite floppy and unattractive. The more desirable amongst collectors is the heavy twill more stiff version, of which this is the heavy twill version. It has the three zinc buttons for the neck flap, the leather double buckled chinstrap is missing. This is a completely untouched hat, it has seen minor wear use to the forehead area but has lain untouched for many years. It has a film of dust and was recently discovered within a barn in the United States. A superb example.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HITLER CIGARETTE COMP COMMEMORATIVE BOOK COLLECTION. A very interesting grouping comprising a copy of the Adolf Hitler picture book published by one of the well known cigarette companies of the period which commemorate the life of Adolf Hitler up until 1936. The book, which unfortunately its cover is rather foxed, internally the book is in excellent condition containing 132 pages. Virtually every page has either one or up to five large format black and white images of the political private and civil life of Adolf Hitler, complete with many columns of Gothic style text. The book follows the rise of Adolf Hitler during his campaign for power in 1933, through to 1936. The images are superb in quality and clarity and encompass many of his other party associates. Accompanying the book is a modern produced wooden case, which has 8 individual pieces of cement or brick relics, each piece labelled with the identification of what building or area it was obtained from, for example a large cement piece reads ‘Top right corner garage of Adolf Hitler’s berghoff on the Obersalzberg and the other pieces follow suit. All of these pieces are from buildings in the Obersalzberg area. To the centre of the box are various copies of the British After the Battle magazine, one of which is the copy totally dedicated to the Obersalzberg and another modern made file, possibly by the previous owner of this grouping of the Obersalzberg then and now with their own private photographs in colour. A highly interesting and historical grouping.
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFANTRY CITATION GROUP. This is a good group of 6 award certificates, which include two from different units, comprising Infantry Assault Badge in bronze, dated December 1942, signed by Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander. Wound Badge in silver dated February 1943. The Medal in the East dated October 1942. Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated November 1942, pencil signed by General Major Heinrichs, who was awarded the Knights Cross 13th September 1941. Wound Badge in black, dated 20th December 1941, signed by Oberst Von Erdmannsdorff as an Oberst and Regimental Commander, awarded the Knights Cross 27th February 1942. A second award citation for the wound Badge in black, issued at the reserve hospital for the same wound. All citations in good condition, no punch holes, with some frayed edges and folding to the Infantry Assault Badge and the Wound Badge in silver. Accompanying the group of awards are 8½ double sided pages of research on the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry/Grenadier Regiment that was part of the 18th Infantry Division, with all the action being in the period pertaining to this soldier on the Eastern Front.
GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A non maker marked example of the Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class. Good finish remaining to the central Iron core, slight toning to the remainder of the award with its wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH JACK BOOTS. A truly exceptional pair of boots, these are in their original brown colour. These have clearly never been worn and are from stock. The brown leather is good and supple. They are a good large size and there is no deformation due to storage, just light dust. The soles are typical pegged leather type and the size is 43. There are heel plates of a substitute material as well as the horseshoe cleats to the heels. All four of the puller tabs are present. Interestingly the RB code within is ‘1914’ and a series of numbers ending in the size ‘43’. These are not Great War boots, however the 1914 numeration could lead to confusion. The heels are a cut away shape and made from multiple leather wedges. As a pair of boots these would be impossible to improve upon and are the ultimate example of standard issue mans boots from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KC WINNERS SIGNITURES. The original page as removed from a Hitler youth members autograph book, the lower half of the page having a small format photo of Rehnitz in uniform, with pen signature at base, below photo is a two line inscription also with a signature of Rehnitz. To the top of page is another un identified Knights Cross winners autograph in pencil. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KPM AROUND GERMANY FLIGHT TABLE. A superb KPM manufactured porcelain table top measuring 20 inches/50cm by 24 inches/60cm being a complete map of Germany constructed from four large tiles, pieced together to form the map. These four beautiful KPM tiles in the most wonderful deep rich colours traces the route of the Around Germany Air Race from 1934, this being the winner's prize. It is KPM marked to the lower right hand corner. The lettering which reads 'Ehrenpreis Deutschlandflug 1934' has faded somewhat. The beautiful multi coloured maroon, silver and black DLV insignia is still good and clear as is the rest of the map. This has been mounted in a period art deco style table top with a lower panel beneath and forms the most beautiful central table. With the table comes a card folded citation awarded by the Oberburgermeister of Landkreises Neisse, with the coat of arms of the area on the front cover, plus a small DLV beautifully enamelled, maker marked on the reverse side lapel pin. Although there is no direct paperwork linking this prize to the winner, verbal provenance states that the owner of the honour prize was a Wolff Von Wedelstadt.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE INSIGNIA. Five pieces of the large oval items of sleeve insignia, all machine embroidered either yellow on blue or blue on white. The two summer whites are Senior Petty Officer Writer and Senior Petty Office Engine Room, both with light staining that has come through from the affixed glue on the back, of the three blues there is a Senior Petty Officer drive, Senior Petty Officer line, Senior Petty Officer Boatswain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINE SWEEPER BADGE. An example of the Mine Sweeper badge, some good traces of gilt left to the surrounding wreath with all the finish remaining to the exploding mine to the centre. To the reverse side the award has its wide tapering horizontal pin and is still fitted with its uniform retaining hook behind the eagle's head. To the very extremely right hand wing tip the badge has taken a knock with one small portion missing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINE SWEEPER BADGE. An example of the German Kriegsmarine Mine Sweeper badge, the face side has lost all of its gilt but all the silver finish remaining to the exploding bomb and sea below is intact. Vertical wide tapering pin. Manufactured RK with the initials in raised relief to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER CITATION. Standard A5 size official issue citation to Matrosen Obergefreiter Wilhelm Kleinmann dated 1st March 1943. Pencil signature of a Captain on the Norwegian coast with the stamp of the Admiral Norwegian North Sea. Near mint condition, non punch holed. BCC3
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIM SHIELD. An excellent condition Krim Shield with Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, the shield itself having virtually all of its original finish with some toning to the area just below the map of the Crimea. Slight surface moth to the Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Complete with its metal back plate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. A lovely condition citation, standard print, folded once, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield awarded to Unteroffizier Johann Eder, to the 6th Company Jager Regiment 228, dated ‘15th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Kleist. The 228th Jager Regiment was part of the 101st Jager Division and engaged in heavy fighting to secure the Kuban bridgehead in 1943. BCC66
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. An excellent condition A5 sized standard citation, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield, awarded to Gefreiter Johann Bauer of Panzer Jager ABT.198. Dated ‘October 1944’. Field Marshall’s facsimile signature with headquarters stamp. The unit was part of the 98th Infantry Division which was destroyed when German forces were cut off in the Crimean Peninsular in May 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy, it was reformed in Agram during June 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy. BCC17 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LAH K98 BAYONET FROG. A very rare piece of equipment being the all white patent finished frog that fitted the K.98 rifle bayonet, as worn in a huge amount of photographs showing the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on parade wearing their all white parade equipment. Clearly marked on the reverse side with the maker's name 'Berlin 1936' with some other obscured markings in a rectangle. One complete rivet missing from the front section of the frog where the bayonet is inserted into the leather. To the opposite side half of the rivet is missing. Stitching is still good and securing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LARGE CAPACITY MESS TIN. A slightly larger than standard green painted mess tin, which retains virtually all of its original green paint finish.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE. A typical mid to late war set being of semi ersatz quality. The mug to the top is of a thick tin material, which has been heat treated to the interior with a red enamelled finish. The bottle is in the same matching deep red finish with the correct Bakelite screw cap. The leather work is good and supple and of black leather. The quality of the felt outer is of typical ersatz type. The item is in good used clean condition and would make an excellent display piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WWII HORSE GAS MASK BAG. A scarce pack for part of the horse gas mask system, this being in the attractive late war style having a clear red selvage line, black leather fitments and fibre type woven rough threaded webbing elements. The whole item is in good condition with white label with waffen amt stamp still upon it and a maker's code. A very seldom found item of equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LEATHER G43 POUCH. The G43 pouch has been heavily copied, however this is a totally original example and shows typical German manufacture from the period and being of slightly smaller proportions than most copies encountered. The closure posts are all of a turned nature and the whole pouch shows light use. There is light ripping to one flap, however this is stable and does not show when the pouch is closed. There is a good maker's stamp to the interior of one pouch being 'BLA 1944'. There is much dust storage and russet rust to all the rivet sections. There is a slight deformity to the front of the pouches but when stuffed with paper they appear fine. A super and indisputable example of this scarce pouch.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LIGHTWEIGHT Y STRAPS. A good combat quality pair of Y straps, these being the simplified version, these were used by various branches including mounted troops and artillery, however they were greatly favoured by German paratroopers who fought lightly equipped. This particular set has a good RB number to the reverse leather. These were originally produced in brown and have been over-dyed to the outer russet face to a black colour, which is absolutely typical of wartime used straps. All fittings are of aluminium including the rear hook.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFFTWAFFE FLAK NCO VISOR CAP. A very nice example of an early produced Teller form Red piped mans cap in other ranks quality wool with matching aluminium insignia throughout size 54 cm, typical Luftwaffe buckled chin strap with rounded buckles and an excellent peak with Luftwaffe edge binding. The overall condition of the patent leather is slightly above average only showing minor crazing and a little congealing. The inner of the cap is early war quality being of brown polished cotton, there is a large label for the firm Karl Halfer, these were a well known firm that produced many Luftwaffe and Afrika Korps items of headdress. The airman's name is still upon a card inserted upon the sweat shield. There is a little damage to the leatherette headband including a little splitting in places, however overall the cap remains very sound. The external appearance is superb and the shape is good throughout. A very nice representative example of a flak cap. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFT GAU AWARD. The scarce non portable awarded by the Commander-in- General and Commander-in-Chief of Luftgau Norway. This bronze plaque in its original presentation cardboard box, which is individually numbered '7493' was awarded for service in the Air Force area of Norway. The original recipient's name is hand applied to the exterior of the box with the matching number '7493' applied in hand to the edge of the box.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL 2ND CLASS. A very finely struck Luftschutz service medal in silver. Good finish overall. Good deep strike, dated '1938' to the reverse, complete with its correct black, white, red and lilac ribbon. Quite often the RLB awards are a very poor strike, this is an exceptional example.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA KORPS FLAK GROUPING. A good set of four citations, all A5 size, the first being the very attractive illuminated citation for the Armelband Afrika awarded to Obergefreiten Willi Rickert with palm tree centre, issued 1st May 1943 with a rubber ink stamp of Field Marshall Kesselring. A5 size citation for the Luftwaffe Flak Badge, awarded 30th January 1944 with indelible pencil signature of Lieutenant General Pickerd, Divisional Commander. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation awarded 27th June 1944 with pen signature of an unidentified Unit Colonel. West Wall Medal citation to Arbeitsmann Wilhelm Rickert, whilst a member of the RAD, dated 30th January 1941 with facsimile signature of State Secretary Meissner. At the beginning of 1944 the 9th Flak Division had been trapped on the Crimea Isthmus and the survivors were evacuated by sea to Romania. After being reformed the unit was sent to the Western Front fighting around Saarbrucken, Hilbronn and Nuremberg. BCC65
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AIGULETTES. A set of mint unissued Luftwaffe officers dress aigulettes in matt silver brocade with original brocade manufactuer's tag. Dates 7.2..1936 with full hand written inscription for the use of aigulettes with word 'Hausmuster' above. Silver tag with raised logo Berlin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNER ONLY BADGE. A slightly distorted wreath to this scarce Air Gunner only badge, maker marked to the reverse side of the eagle 'Deumar Ludenscheid'. The diving eagle retains the majority of its original blackened finish with a slight rubbing to the high spots of the wings. Toned finish to the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Thick needle pin, which has been slightly distorted through wear with two domed rivets. This is obviously a uniform worn piece, the distortion probably caused by wearing the badge in a closely confined position.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNER ONLY BADGE. The hard to find Luftwaffe Qualification Badge for air gunners only. Mid war construction toned to overall grey, all silver has gone from the wreath with very faint remains lying deep within the well struck laurel and oak leaf wreath. To the reverse side are two small delicate rivets. Thick needle pin marked 'GWL' to the centre. BC98
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE BLUE CANVAS RUCKSACK. A super example of the blue canvas rucksack having wonderful contrasting features. The main body of the sack is of an almost indigo blue material and all webbing elements are of a typical grey Luftwaffe colouring. The item is clearly combat used but in good condition with a good’1941’ stamp date to the rear. The closures are of black leather with roller buckles throughout. There is some staining and obvious areas of minor highlighting from combat wear and one or two tiny stitch repairs, however a really nice looking pack that would greatly compliment a combat mannequin. Many unit employed these rucksacks particularly towards the end of the war and these could be seen worn by field division and paratrooper personnel.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE BLUE HBT TROUSERS. A scarce pair of the blue HBT trousers that were used for work details and later in the war became standard combat wear, particularly amongst Luftwaffe field division elements. They are made from an extremely deep blue typical herringbone construction material with a high cellulose content giving it a stiff and sprung feel to the fabric. All buttons throughout are the typical German type and there are the usual size stampings etc. to the inner waist band. The trousers are clearly from stock and unworn being in stored excellent condition with one or two tiny stains etc., that would easily come off with brushing. To the rear is a single large flat pocket and there is an interesting watch pocket closure tab, probably for retention of a stop watch.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. An issued combat bread bag with all buttons and attachments as well as the central hook. There is a little interior fraying where the seam was never properly closed, however this is not damaged, merely poor detail. There is a little fraying to the buttonholes, however this would make an excellent display candidate and has a good combat appearance throughout.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE FLAK FLIEGER BLUSE. A super example of a mid to late war bluse having a full compliment of red backed flak insignia with matching flak shoulder boards, wonderfully factory machine zigzag mounted eagle to the breast. The liner is of the typical mid blue rayon fabric and there is a full compliment of issue stampings to the interior and an LBA acceptance stamp. the tunic shows very minor wear throughout. There are NCO's chevrons and gulls to the epaulettes. There is one or two areas of light moth surface around the shoulder areas where it has sat for many years on a coat hanger and there are one or two very well executed small repairs. Also to the breast are multiple collector mounted tack stitches for applying insignia and a 2nd class Iron Cross ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GREAT COAT HOOD ATTACHMENT. A scarce item of field equipment being the woollen hood that would button to the collar of the Luftwaffe greatcoat. This would adapt the greatcoat greatly for use in cold weather. These can be seen throughout the cold regions such as the Russian front and these seldom stay with greatcoats. This item is in excellent condition with rayon part lining. The original draw cord is present and only one or two very small pin prick sized moth nips.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS WHITE TOP VISOR CAP. A good size 56 cm Luftwaffe white top officers cap with the removable top. This well service used white top officers cap has great character. Standard removable white top with some light staining, the top we believe has been removed and cleaned and replaced. It is with its correct white backed heavy wire woven fully removable Luftwaffe eagle with metallic back plate. Three prong fixing to pre stitched holes in the white top. Standard Luftwaffe officers black mohair band to which is attached a slightly oxidised wire woven national cockade. Standard officers cap cords with twin pebbled side buttons. The peak is the extra strengthened edged visor commonly encountered in early period Luftwaffe officers caps, both blue grey top and white top. Some of the stitching to this extra strengthened edging is loose and the edging itself has disappeared on a 2 inch section on the interior of the visor. To the interior the white Morocco interior sweat band has seen much service wear, it has the name applied 'Oberleutnant (abbreviated to OBLT) Ruppel'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER'S BADGE IN CLOTH. A mint unissued condition Luftwaffe Pilot Observer's badge. Fine grey machine embroidered eagle with yellow embroidered wreath on its Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth. Totally unissued. Superb. BC60
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good pair of brown waffenfarbe piped artificial silk stitch-on shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Feldwebel..
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUEDE FLYING JACKET. A service worn and repaired but extremely useable and displayable suede and sheepskin lined flying jacket, part of the suede two-piece suit. Standard fur collar, which has some losses as can be seen from our web images. Sheepskin lining all complete. Original zip fitted, which is in full working order. The leather double loop for attaching the oxygen mask clip is all in place. The grey leather faced map pocket is all complete. The zips to each lower sleeve are intact, one is fully working, the other appears to have lost its function and is sewn together to keep the lower sleeve closed. All of the male/female cuff adjustment mechanisms are complete. The interior windproof sleeves are complete. The jacket is also with its internal luftwaffe blue grey webbing waist adjuster belt. . Two lower pockets without flaps which have male/female closure studs are all complete and working. To the right hand upper sleeve there is one stitched repair with one small stitched repair to the upper left hand sleeve. An overall large size.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUMMER WEIGHT TAN FLYING TROUSERS. One of the rarest of the Luftwaffe flying suits is the two-piece suit constructed in the salt and pepper summer weight material, the trousers being the hardest part of the two-piece suit to obtain. This pair are in absolutely superb condition, completely unworn, non stained, non moth holed. All of the correct zips are in place. They are a mixture of both metal zips and plastic zips. All of the male/female pop studs are in place with slight rusting but all are operable.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL EINHEITSFELDMUTZE. Often referred to as 'Field Made' this cap recently acquired in Germany within an estate of tropical luftwaffe items have amazing appeal to all enthusiast of tropical headdress. The 'field Made' cap have no air vents and no lining would have been commissioned in the theatre by a regiment or division commander for a local tailor to produce a quantity of these caps for his troops who would be running short on supplies. Numerous examples of these caps are photographed with the Robert Kurtz book 'Afrika Korps'. The cap is well used having its eagle well embossed in to the fabric, the eagle is crudely hand stitched with a light shade of cotton thread, the national roundel being also hand sewn with typical tropical thread. The peak liner, which is constructed in an ersatz material has swelled though dampness leaving a floppy effect to the peak with the remains of the interior material crumbled within it. This cap was obtained along with a tropical luftwaffe side cap of the same head size and other rare tropical luftwaffe equipment items and artefacts. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TWO-PIECE SUMMER SUIT TROUSERS. Out of all the Luftwaffe flying suits the two-piece summer weight unlined suit in the salt and pepper material is possibly one of the most difficult to obtain and of the two pieces of the suit the trousers are without doubt the rarest. This pair are a medium size pair, they have had the two hip zips removed with the openings re-stitched and the further two zips that run down the hips close to the knee have also been removed. The front crotch zip is of the plastic variety. The two front pockets are complete with their male/female closure system. The exterior closure flap for the angled right hip flare pistol pocket is all intact. The inner bellows of the pocket have been removed. Both lower leg nickel zips are all complete and have their zip runners intact, but the section which attaches to the pullers is broken away on both. Other minor nicks and minor repairs but no undue staining and are ideal for display with an appropriate flying jacket.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WINTER ONE PIECE FLYING SUIT. Grey exterior canvas style material, fully lined including all arms, legs, body and collar in brown sheepskin eight buttonhole front with all original buttons complete with fly front. Two angled hip pockets without flaps, open top but closing buttons. Button closed cuffs, complete with its interior windproof cuffs, which are closed by a male/female studding system. All access zips to the interior of the suit from the exterior by zips to each side, which are complete. Two thigh pockets complete with their original buttons and flaps. A zip at the base of each leg of which the zips are complete but the zip runners are missing. Unfortunately around the inner collar area and one part of the interior of the suit the interior skin has rotted and also been attacked by moth, the damage can be seen on our web images. Quite often we have seen these manufactured in Sofia Bulgaria, this example however is maker marked 'Karl Heisler, Berlin.' Prospective purchasers ought to be aware of the heavy postage due to the weight of this item. SC38A
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WOMANS AUXILLERY CAP. A scarce Luftwaffe woman Auxillery operatives field cap,standard Luftwaffe blue grey material in excellent condition, no moth damage ,nap of cloth very good, one single air vent to each side of cap,single button front with a standard cross hatched stitched eagle, to the interior the lining in a light tan heavy cotton twill with only the remains of the leather forehead sweatband, a pair of Red silk initials on a label stitched to the lining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE Y STRAPS. An good wartime produced pair of the simplified Y straps which had no D ring attachment whatsoever. These were used by various arms but can be seen in a very large amount of photographs being worn by Fallschirmjager troops who wore simplified fighting orders throughout the war. This example pair are brown to the interior with a factory blackened roughened finish to exterior. They are unpolished and all the stitching remains in a good bone white contrasting colour. There is a stamp from a Vienna maker dating these to '42'. The rear mounting hook has the outer leather flap to alleviate the hook catching on items when the soldier is sat down. All the hooks are 'O & C' marked and have the correct light grey paint finish. There is some chipping and minor rust bleed to all of the metal fittings. The metal hook again is in the same finish. The leather items are very good and supple and perfectly mountable upon a display. A scarce and hard to find item of equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LZ127 GRAF ZEPPELIN PORCELAIN. A most superb set of three items of china from the famous airship, the LZ127 the Graf Zeppelin. These three superb items all produced by the Company Heinrich & Company of Bavaria with their logo on the base of each item, also with the logo in light brown 'Graf Zeppelin 1928'. The three items comprise of a tea cup, saucer and tea plate. They are gilt edged with the most beautiful gilt and blue decoration to each piece with both the tea plate and the cup having the further designation of 'LZ' within an oval. All the three items in the most perfect undamaged condition. The first flight of the Graf Zeppelin was on the 18th September 1928, it was fitted out for transatlantic flight in the most exquisite fashion. It's operational career spanned almost 9 years, having its last flight in June 1937. All flights were without incident but unfortunately was withdrawn from service after the crash and destruction of the LZ129 Hindenburg at Lakehurst in May 1937. It was withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1940. Fortunately much of the china survived, this is an exquisite item for the collectors of historic porcelain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.35 DOUBLE DECAL WINTER OVERPAINT CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A steel helmet that has seen extensive combat use, starting out life as a typical double decal M.35 helmet, subsequently receiving a coat of white paint and then two further coats of grey paint. Interestingly there are traces of red over certain areas of the white that would suggest that could well have been a medics helmet, the M.35 tri-colour decal is visible below the paint and the paint that overlays the decal has greatly crazed with minute crackling due to shrinkage. The eagle decal is visible with much scratching and areas of flaking as well as a certain amount of over paint. The white paint has faded to a wonderful bone grey colour and again displays minute cracking and the crown areas shows much of the original white coming through the later field grey paint. Two of the original rivets are in place and these have the same paint to the heads and are the early brass type that once had a nickel over plating. One rear rivet appears to be a later addition and could possibly be a restoration. The inner lining is good and supple however there is breakage to at least three of the fingers and a certain degree of cracking to the leather. An M.40 type label chin strap is present and this is dated '42' to the end of the tongue, again although original this is probably a collector replacement. The interior of the helmet appears to be read 'SE66' and a lot number being '3049'. An excellent display helmet that shows much use and clearly is a combat veteran helmet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.42 ARMY TUNIC. An excellent tunic with original insignia configured to mountain troops having green piping and edelweiss insignia to the sleeve. Original NCO tress to the collar and to the shoulder boards. The tunic has been slightly re-tailored in typical German fashion to smarten it making it slightly shorter and this involving slight replacement of pockets that have been made slightly smaller for a more jaunty appearance. The original eagle is present and is applied in the typical folded and over-stitched manner and this actually has been applied through the lining, this would have taken place when these minor alterations were carried out by a regimental tailor. An excellent well patinated example of a mid war combat tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M42/43 TUNIC. A good combat tunic in the M.42/43 configuration. Six button front, four patch pockets all without pleats with button flaps. Good nap to the cloth overall with some thinness in the lower cuffs and around the pocket flaps, in the slightly later more slate grey material than field grey green. The insignia fitted is a pair of the universal mouse grey collar patches applied directly to the herringbone green backed slate grey collar. A pair of field grey green slip on shoulder boards, late war with artificial silk white piping for infantry. The breast eagle fitted is of the later war triangular shaped style. Three button configuration for the belt support hooks with the canvas interior tabs. The interior lining is of the grey herringbone artificial silk style. The tunic is RB numbered and size stamped. One very unusual feature of the tunic is the two front upper pockets, instead of being constructed in one piece it has had two scraps from the floor joined together to make one pocket front, this is in conjunction with the saving of material. All of the stitching to the tunic pockets are identical to the style, space and coloration of the rest of the stitching to the tunic indicating this unusual feature is not a post war addition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MEDICS ARM BAND. A white linen arm band with the red medics cross finely woven upon it. It is in unissued condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MINE SWEEPER BADGE. A good service worn example of the non maker marked Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge. The gilt to the wreath and eagle visible but dull, complete with its uniform retaining hook placed behind the eagle and swastika and its horizontal wide tapering pin. The award has been bent concave for a snugger fit to the uniform, we have seen this many times before on Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badges.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MISCELLANEOUS KRIEGSMARINE & COASTAL ARTILLERY INSIGNIA. Five items of insignia including one 60mm circular piece from the Coastal Artillery, machine embroidered. Three oval patches being Administration, Ordnance and Medical, one piece machine embroidered, the other two hand embroidered and one circular Medical patch beautifully bullion embroidered.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MP28 MAGAZINE POUCH. A very scarce example of this early all leather pouch in a rectangular format with dividers to the interior. There is a large heavy format D ring for attachment to equipment and three loops for various positions to the rear. These were used by various elements including NCO’s and police troops. A very scarce item of weapon related equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL HANDBOOK. An interesting handbook for German youth entitled 'SEEFAHRRT-FIBEL DES DEUTSCHEN JUNGEN'. Published in Munich and Berlin. 96 pages generally being an instructional manual on identification of ships, the use of sail, navigation and an interesting colour central section on Third Reich Kreigsmarine uniforms, flags of the world and signal flags used in both civil and military use, including flags of allies of Germany and the Hanseatic State. Accompanied by three German A4 sized beautifully illustrated '1938' dated wedding telegrams.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL MARKED Y STRAPS. A rare pair of naval marked non combat Y straps. Any items of German Third Reich equipment that is marine marked have always been considered rare by collectors, this set is service worn but all the fittings are good and the leather is strong and supple. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH NEBELWERFER CITATION GROUPING. A scarce 6 award group to a member of the 52nd Werfer Regiment, which was formed in 1941 and in 1944 became the 3rd Werfer Brigade, spending the entire war on the Eastern Front. All A5 size, non punch holed. Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ’20.10.1944’ awarded to Obergefreiten Otto Mohr signed by Divisional Commander. A field typed citation for the Infantry Assault Badge dated 9th September 1944. Wound Badge in silver dated 27th April 1944. Drivers Qualification Badge dated 2nd September 1943. Medal for the Eastern Front dated ‘August 1942’. Larger than A4 citation for the Romanian Crusade Against Communism Medal for service in the Crimea. A highly interesting group in excellent condition, most citations have been folded, obvious staining but generally good. BCC2
GERMAN THIRD REICH NSKK BELT AND BUCKLE. The NSKK buckle is identical in form to the SA buckle but in a high nickel finish. This example is with what we believe to be its original belt, brown leather combat thickness belt which has seen some mice chewing to the right hand side of the buckle. The leather adjuster tab has been re-stitched, but we believe it to be a contemporary repair. The NSKK buckle has bright nickel finish with dark patches to the right hand side and the base of the buckle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OBERSTURMFUHRER'S SHOULDER BOARD. A stitch-in single shoulder board of a Waffen SS Obersturmfuhrer's shoulder board. Black based with mountain green underlay, wire exterior. One of the two gilt rank pips is missing. Slightly mothed underlay.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OFFICER HORSED FIGURE A very impressive silvered figure standing on granite base of a German officer, mounted. This figure is quite commonly encountered in various forms and sizes, we have owned them in solid silver, we have also owned them in a bronzed quite crude construction. This example is of the construction similar to French spelter figures of the late 19th Century. It is in very fine detail. It measures 9 inches in length at the base, 3½ inches in width and it stands 11 inches high from the very base to the tip of the helmet. The horse is 9½ inches long from nose to tail. The figure is of a German officer with his rifle slung in a ring across the back and is removable. His head is turned to the left, presumably shouting orders to advance, with his hand point forward. The detail is extremely good. The horse is fully equipped with his saddle bags and a rolled blanket. The officer himself has binoculars to the neck, ammunition pouches and all of his equipment being carried on his body, with his sword, which is strapped to the side of his saddle. The actual figure itself is slightly loose on the base with minor indentations to the base itself. The figure itself in generally excellent condition with all its finish remaining. It would appear that at one stage the sword scabbard has been re-affixed to the sword itself. The reins, which are generally very delicate, are in excellent condition. There is one minor fracture at the shoulder of the right hand arm but is hardly distinguishable.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. The wire woven national cockade worn beneath the Third Reich national eagle on officers visor caps. Some light oxidisation.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OFFICERS CLAW BELT IN ERSATZ PAPER MATERIAL. An extremely rare belt for Army or SS Officers made in the ersatz compressed paper material. The frosted silver finish to the belt buckle is superb and the overall condition of the belt is good however crisp and in the folded position and would be fragile to place upon a mannequin. This item is featured upon page 21 of the new book Ausrustung Volume 1 by Rolly Pickering.
GERMAN THIRD REICH P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A good condition soft shell all black leather holster for the Third Reich P.38 semi automatic pistol. Stitching good and strong overall. Good form to the holster and its spare magazine holder. The leather closing tab stitching is good and strong. Both reverse side belt loops intact. Well marked ‘KKD 1944 P38’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER COMBAT TROUSERS. A good condition pair of the rare trousers designed for wear with the Army black Panzer wrap over jacket. This style of trouser in black are the only designs specifically to be worn with the Panzer jacket. The nap of the cloth is generally good with some thinness in places, especially around the knee and thigh area and pocket flaps. Long black trousers with tapered bottoms. Six button fly front (1 button missing). Trimmed pocket flaps with one button missing to one flap. Complete with its integral three pronged web belt. One old ordnance field repair to the front right hand knee area as the trousers are viewed and one patched repair approximately 4 inches x 6 inches at the rear of the left hand leg as the trousers are viewed from the rear. Other minor nicks to the cloth but overall excellent condition. The lining to both of the waist pockets flaps in the lower area of the flap have worn away through wear use. The interior lining in its white/cream standard colour in good order, profusely stamped with the remaining depot designation of 'B43' size stamp plus a long series of numbers which we cannot identify.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER GRENADIER DIVISION CITATION. A standard A5 sized citation, punch holed, with image of the award at the top of the citation, to Gefreiter Toni Clemens, who served on the staff of Panzer Regiment 190. Date of award 1st September 1944 with the unit stamp, with an indelible pencil signature of the Unit Colonel. PZ.ABTL 190 was the Panther unit attached to the division and in August 1944 the division was in action and in Liguria, Northern Italy. BCC69
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER PHOTO ALBUM. 143 images in a standard leather bound album, starting with pre war period with family shots. Moving onto training in small tracked vehicles. Other aspects of training life many wearing the black Panzer wrap over uniform. The unit is identified as the 6th Company of Panzer Regiment 7. We have ascertained this from a wall plaque affixed behind one of the images in the album. Servicing of half track vehicles. Excellent shots with the wearing of the Panzer beret and the Panzer beret situated next to the owner. More training with large 8 ton half tracks. Mixture of uniforms, again with the early pink piped Panzer jacket plus field grey uniforms. Camp life. Excellent shot of three Panzer men wearing their berets next to an overturned tank. Some tourist shots internally within Germany. Nurnburg rally field shots with good close-up of Adolf Hitler arriving. 6 wheeled armoured cars, tanks being moved by train to the rally fields. Winter scenes with half track vehicle hanging over the edge of a bridge. At the very end of the album there are some fun shots of soldiers dressed up with WWI pickelhaube with faces turned into clowns. This is a good pre-war small format Panzer album with many interesting shots.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER POLICE ARM EAGLE. An ultra rare piece of insignia being the heavy wire woven police eagle on finely grained black backing cloth that would be fitted to the arm of the police black wrap over tunic. Complete with all of its backing material. There are holes visible where it has been attached to a tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PARACHUTE PACKING MANUAL. This ultra rare April 1942 dated manual is possibly the rarest of any of the instruction manuals for the German Paratroopers. Measuring 29cm x 20cm, this 283 page manual is fully illustrated on virtually every page and instructs the paratroopers on the packing of the drop containers and many other forms of equipment parachuted in to keep the ground troops in action with containers including motorcycles, food containers, light artillery pieces, bicycles and all the impedimenta to fight a short sharp campaign without support from follow-up ground forces. For the historical researcher of the German paratroopers this is an invaluable piece. This example is numbered ‘1002’, it has a soft cover, which is slightly shredded on the edges as can be seen on our web images. The print is superb and it was constructed by using brass screws into tubular threads. In 2014 the well known publishing company Military Mode used this example for the manufacture of the now successful reprint, which is also for sale on this web site.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE 18 YEAR LONG SERVICE CITATION. An impressive large A4 size pre printed citation, double punch holed, non folded, to Hauptwachtmeister Josef Stephan, awarding him on the 1st February 1939 the Police Long Service Medal for 18 years. State Secretary Meissner facsimile signature with eagle and swastika embossed lower left side of the citation. BCC9
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE ENLISTED MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. We have always noticed that police equipment differs slightly from the other belted equipment of the civil and armed forces, this police belt and buckle have always been a pair. The belt itself is of the standard black leather, excellent condition, good light colour to the interior. Marked size '100' to the keeper end, the keeper itself is a much larger frame than any other type of belt keeper on Third Reich belts. The buckle being of a slightly heavier pebbling than the standard type of police buckle encountered. It is one piece aluminium cast and is fitted with a highly unusual wider than standard leather tab, which itself is also unmarked.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POST WAR DATED MOTHERS CROSS MEDAL CITATION. A highly interesting war document being the large A4 size semi hard card citation for the Mothers Cross in Gold, interestingly dated ‘20th May 1945, awarded to Maria Herle, born Seitz in Landshut. Large print with facsimile signature of both Adolf Hitler and Meisser the Presidential Secretary. Large embossed eagle and swastika to the lower left hand document. These documents were prepared for issue before the end of the war on the 8th May and dated ‘20th May’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD DAGGER HANGING STRAP. A rare leather hanger being known as the 1st Model for the RAD mans hewer. The main body is good and strong, all stitching good. The connecting strap with its oval buckle is good and strong to the upper part of the hanging strap but it is very frail at its fixing point to the lower half.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAILWAY ALBUM. The exterior cover of this album is missing, by the inscription on the inside page it is related to an event in Wetzlar on the 2nd June 1937. The album only has approximately 30 good format photographs basically of groups of civilians meeting and looking at the town with various 1930's automobiles. The only merit that the album has is that at the very back there is a series of images with a large Mercedes car drawn up outside a public building and there are four very good close-up pictures of the motor standard of a very high ranking railway official. The standard in a wire frame shows the wound wheel insignia of the railway organisation with a central swastika. The flag on the opposite mudguard/fender of the car is a Reich War Service flag, also in the same size in wire frame. Four good photographs for the flag and/or railway collector.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RECORDS BY STEWART McKENZIE. This interesting soft back cover work of 119 pages published by Ulric Publishing in 2001. The book covers original records of the Third Reich period and the section of modern records, which are still available. A large section relating to the military bands of Germany anything related to German Third Reich music.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RED CROSS MEDAL. An example of the German Red Cross medal, slight toning to the silvered finish however an early production in good quality metal. Complete with a short section of its red and white ribbon. BC71 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH REICHSBAHN OVERSEAS CAP. A large size dark navy blue overseas cap worn by a Reichsbahn official. Lightweight wool material, no moth, complete with the correct small gold on blue Bevo woven national eagle of the Reichsbahn with the folded Bevo national roundel below. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH REINHARD HEYDRICH CUFF TITLE. A rare full length uncut unused woven in Bevo weave. The cuff title was worn by SS Gebirgsjager-Regiment 11. The Bevo woven forms were introduced in 1943.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RIDER'S BADGE BOXED WITH MINIATURE. A horseman's badge in bronze with its stick pin miniature in its original green card fitted case, titled to the exterior in black 'REITER BRONZE'. Some slight scuffing to the edges of the box. Large size badge with some light oxidisation to the body of the horse. It is fully maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side as is the stick pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RUBBERISED MATERIAL POLITICAL BELT. An extremely scarce item of belt related militaria being the substitute material belt leather for political other ranks. This model is made from a pressed rubberised material. It is clearly RZM and Kernstuck marked with a '41' date to the end of the numeric code. The hook element is of nickel metal and appears to be of the walking out type. There are holes pierced throughout one third of the belt for the adjustment of the buckle, this has never had the separate adjust tongue. Clearly at some time a buckle has been upon the belt and this is one of the first examples we have ever encountered in the deep red brown political colour. An extremely rare item and in surprisingly good condition, supple throughout with no cracks or delaminating.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RUSSIAN ARMY OF LIBERATION PRINTED ARM PATCH. A scarce piece of insignia for the Russian Army of Liberation. Printed, as cut from roll, unused, slight age staining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SA RESERVE MEMBERSHIP CARD & PIN A single double sided printed hard card ausweis for a member of the SA Reserve. The card is dated '1934' with the full members name. On the reverse side is the membership stamps. Complete with the members original SA Reserve lapel pin with its twisted and groove fixing pin, which is slightly loose to the main body of the pin itself, which is maker marked in raised relief with the wording 'Ges Gesch'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SAUER 38H HOLSTER. The exact designation of holsters is somewhat difficult, however the dimensions appear to be that that would accommodate various of the mid style automatic pistols utilised by the Third Reich. The item is constructed from a mid brown prestof material in a mid brown colour. This colour would suit both luftwaffe and political usage. There is some cracking to the top flap however, this has been well reinforced and collector restored.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SMOKE TROOPS SHOULDER STRAPS. An excellent pair of heavily used slip-on Leutnant's shoulder boards for a Smoke Troops unit. Subdued grey wire exterior with carmine underlay, some moth to the underlay as seen on our web site images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL. A Social Welfare Medal in exceptionally good condition, because of the zinc construction these normally have lost all their finish. Complete with its red and white ribbon, although only a short section for display on the board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTITY TAG. An aluminium splittable identity disc, marked ‘SS T. Stuba Oranienburg.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS MEDICAL UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SLIP ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of unused but toned and slightly scagged slip-on shoulder boards worn by a Waffen SS medical officer. Black underlay with a separately applied black attachment tab. The tags have not been split at the point to go over a button. Deep blue artificial silk piping with subdued grey outer material, which has some snags and very light oxidisation.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS MOUNTAIN DIVISION PRINZ EUGEN CITATION PAIR. An excellent pair of citations to an SS Obersturmfuhrer Franz Robl of SS Panzer Jager Abteilung 7 being the field type citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ’24.2.1944’ with unit rubber stamp visible. Pen signed by an SS Obersturmfuhrer and Unit Adjutant, unidentified, on behalf of the Commanding General of the Division Artur Phelps. Accompanying this rare citation is another field type citation which unfortunately is very faint awarding SS Obersturmfuhrer Franz Robl the Croat Order of the Crown of King Zwonomir III with swords, issued December 1943 with unit issue rubber stamp and identical signature from the officer who signed the Iron Cross 2nd class citation. During December 1943 to the end of January 1944 the Division was engaged in heavy fighting against Marshall Tito’s communist partisans as part of Operation Schneegestoeber. BCC14
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OBERFUHRER HANS PLESH SIGNATURE. A pencil signature of SS Oberfuhrer Hans Plesh on a section of paper laid onto the page of the original Hitler Youth members autograph book that this was removed from, complete with a newspaper photograph of Plesh. Awarded the Knights Cross 9th June 1944 with a photocopy of the page of the Hitler Youth members autograph book this was placed onto. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER SCHULZ PAPER GROUPING. A fabulous large amount of paperwork and documents relating to SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz. Born February 7th 1905, died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist, Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920. He was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area, he was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Group Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 20's and early 30's and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schultz was dismissed from his full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment, he also sat as a deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1944 he was the leader in the Polish Lodz Ghetto. NSDAP party number 22,175, a very low number, SS membership number 15,838. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this has been split and we believe we have the largest amount of the paperwork. An original A4 size award document for the Jul-Lichter, with printed facsimile signature of Heinrich Himmler, dated Julfest 1939. A very unusual A5 sized document with facsimile signature from Heinrich Himmler, dated 21st December 1942, wishing all of the SS men congratulations during the festivals of 1943. One of the most interesting items in the whole grouping is the ultra rare Schutzstaffel Der NSDAP Kleiderkasse, this is the 30 page soft covered booklet for all SS officers, which is basically a catalogue of all of the uniforms available and their individual prices. The cover is impressed from the interior outwards, with the SS runes and around this area it has been beautifully hand sketched in runic motifs and foliate patterns, it is dated 1940, 12 of the 30 pages are beautifully illustrated in black and white of all of the uniforms and uniform carrying equipment that was available to the SS officer, both in Allgemeine black and field grey for the Waffen SS, the artwork is superb. Inside the booklet is the lower half of the order form for SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Schultz confirming that he has ordered a uniform tunic and trousers on the 11th June 1942, the top half has been torn off through the perforations and sent to the Central SS Clothing Office. A small single green card double sided, but only printed on one side being the Dauer-Ausweis for Gau area Westfalen-Nord, named to Karl Schulz with his correct party number 22,175, pinned to the folder is an early and scarce tinny with large swastika with rose to centre, fully maker marked on the reverse side. A double folded hard linen card being an ausweis karte. Two superbly designed visit cards of Karl Schulz, the logo being a knights helmet with the SS runes and Totenkopf within a black shield below, with two shields, one either side. A double sided hard card ausweis being the Bezirkskarte for Munster Westfalia, dated July 1936 with pass photograph of Schulz wearing Allgemeine SS uniform with Regiment No.19 collar patch to the upper right hand collar. A single double sided printed card showing him as a member of the NSDAP with his service rank of Gauamtsleiter in Munster on the 13th June 1936, accompanied by another double folded payment card known as the Banrischzell. The Deutsche Arbeits Front membership card for Karl Schulz with many membership payment stamps to 1935 and some for 1934. A large amount of correspondence to Schulz from the Reichspropagandaamt in Litzmmstadt, which was the Lodz Ghetto being the second largest ghetto after the Warsaw Ghetto. The Litzmmstadt documents would be very interesting reading after translation, they appear to relate to Einsatzgruppen. Four excellent postcards, two showing Dr. Robert Ley reviewing some Hitler Youth boys another one of the Feldherrenhalle in Munich and the last of Ehardt Milch, all of the postcards have been franked and posted. A single sheet with in colour the NSDAP Golden Party Badge with the text 'Der Alten Garde Des Fuhrers January 1943' with unidentified signature and two verses of a Third Reich song on the reverse side. Letters to Schulz on the headed paper of Reichsfuhrer SS. Entry cards for Gau meeting 1938 in Gelsenkirchen, named to Schulz with the rally badge of that same meeting. A beautifully illuminated double side card programme of events for the Gelsenkirchen meeting. Another similar for 1937. A small group of A4 size propaganda pamphlets for 1932 and 33. A 1922 dated Arbeits book for Karl Schulz. A group of 68 photographs originally in an album being a mixture of Waffen SS officers in VT style uniform, groupings of party and SS personnel, Civilians possibly family, we can only imagine that these are images of Schulz. Close-ups of SA uniforms, all interesting detail. Two other loose groups of approximately 20 photographs each, again a mixture of SS and political and lastly a large grouping of miscellaneous SS, SA, NSDAP and other party organisations correspondence. Very interesting headed papers. It is extremely rare that a grouping such as this to such a high ranking SS officer within one of the ghetto/concentration camps of Europe would come onto the market.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS POLITZEI DIVISION MANS CUFF TITLE. A classic Bevo produced item with the grey subdued thread throughout upon black grained backing. This title is in excellent uncut condition, however there are small areas of edge fraying to two areas that have been folded, with delicate handling this would remain perfectly good for display. The ends are turned over and machined in place and there is the correct Bevo Wuppertal wording to one end. This has not been mounted upon a tunic. The colour is excellent with only very minor fading to the black areas that give the slightly characteristic very dark purple hue.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS SACHSENHAUSEN CAMP GUARD’S WEHRPASS. A superb condition wehrpass, standard Armed Forces type, photograph inside pass shows a rather large guard, born in 1886, wearing his M.36 tunic with Totenkopf collar patch. Stampings inside are of Totenkopf Sturmbann Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg in 1939. Many other entries. A very good condition SS wehrpass.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOARD. Single stitch-on subdued bullion weave shoulder board with light blue for Transport Section waffenfarbe over black underlay. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH TENT SET. A typical tent set that would have been carried by troops, this consists of three aluminium ordnance issue tent pegs with various codes and dates upon them. A three piece bayonet socket style aluminium tent pole set often used for mountain troops, these are all untouched and in good used condition with a little bending to the tips of the pegs etc., These are all held together in lengths of old tented rope, the tented rope being somewhat fragile and delicate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL BREAD BAG. A super very lightly used tropical style bread bag constructed of olive green canvas and having web fitments throughout and alloy d rings to the front. The condition although lightly used is very good and there is minimal fading to just the highlights of the cloth.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL GAS CAPE BAG. A scarce item being the canvas bag for carrying the gas cape, these normally appear in field grey green, the tan coloured versions are normally attributed to tropical or southern European use. Identifying numbers inside the flap. Generally good condition, some service wear. Male female pop studs are complete and working correctly, one male part is slightly loose from the main body and it is advised not to close the stud.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL TENT LINER. A rare piece of equipment being the netted and canvas inner liner for a tent in desert and tropical regions for keeping out mosquitoes.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TURKISTAN VOLUNTEER SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare virtually identical pair of Turkistan volunteers shoulder straps. Both have the light blue artificial silk piping. The piping itself on both board matches exactly in weave pattern and colour. The centre of both boards is identical weight cloth and colour in dark bottle green. The weave of the button hole is slightly different. On the reverse of one shoulder board is a section of the Reichsbahn light blue cloth has been used for the underlay material. Much Reichsbahn material was used in the production of some of the eastern volunteers uniforms. The boards are a slightly different size in length but identical in width. Interestingly the backing material on the one single board has used two different types of field grey cloth, this is an indication of how scraps from the floor were used to construct items such as this. Three separate scrap pieces of cloth have been used for one underlay piece and on the Reichsbahn coloured cloth backing shoulder board two pieces of the same cloth have been used.
GERMAN THIRD REICH UNTEROFFICER'S SCHOOL PHOTO ALBUM. A small photograph album of an army member attending the Under Officers School. On the opening page is an original Bevo woven full length uncut Unteroffiziers Schule cuff title placed within the front cover. 21 images of the original owner attending the Unteroffiziers Schule with various group images, training, officers etc., Three images at least of the cuff title being worn with the remaining amount of photographs, 27 in full, being of life outside of the school. A postcard size image at the very end of the album showing the owner with his lady friend wearing his Unteroffiziers School tunic with the Gothic lettering of the school clearly shown on his shoulder board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH UNTEROFFIZIER SCHULE CUFF TITLE. A slightly shortened cuff title in beautiful Bevo weave, silver on green, for the Unteroffizier Schule.
GERMAN THIRD REICH VOIGTLANDER CAMERA. A standard privately purchased Voigtlander camera with its original instructions and its leather case, the instructions are all printed in French, including its original separate shutter release. The case is complete with its neck strap. The camera is the classic camera seen in many images hanging around the necks of German soldiers, as it is well known German soldiers were allowed to take photographs in combat zones and subsequently we have some of the most marvellous photograph albums available from this period. Many of those images would have been taken with a camera such as this. These cameras were bought in great quantities in major French cities including Paris after the occupation of France and would be an excellent item to place on a post battle of France period mannequin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS ARMOURER TRADE PATCH. A very rare trade patch, mint unissued condition being the crossed rifle and machine gun in heavy NCO thread for an Armourer NCO in the Waffen SS. Still with its original SS RZM label to the reverse side, it has never been applied to a uniform.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS DIV. FLORIAN GEYER CUFF TITLE. A full length enlisted ranks cuff title in Bevo weave for the Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. The 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer was formed on the 2nd August 1941 as the SS Cavalry Brigade. It was upgraded to Divisional status on the 1st June 1942. On the 12th March 1944 the Division was given the Honour Title 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Within the last 10 years a small quantity of Florian Geyer cuff titles were discovered in Germany, some were in mint condition and some had shredded through age, this is one of the shredded examples. The reverse side has been strengthened and it is all complete but careful handling is needed.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS OBERSTURMFUHRER'S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. Waffen SS shoulder boards for concentration camp units. Black wool underlay, artificial silk cotton brown piping. One rank pip to each board. Semi subdued silver grey wire exterior.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SHOULDER BOARD. A single Waffen SS shoulder board, stitch in style, with cavalry yellow waffenfarbe. Some light moth to the black centre of the board and some fraying to the mainly upper edge of the yellow waffenfarbe, which is consistent with the board rubbing against the collar of the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SIGNALS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched set of stitch-in style shoulder boards for a Waffen SS Untersturmfuhrer of a signal's unit. Both boards match completely with their artificial silk lemon yellow waffenfarbe and black Melton underlay. To the exterior one may have been exposed to the light as it is oxidised. Obviously the board has stayed in its original subdued grey.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEBBING AFRIKA TYPE EQUIPMENT STRAP. A late war strap, these were often associated with Africa, however saw extensive service in European theatres. It has the Lux tab to one end as well as black leather quick release strap. The item overall is in stored near mint condition. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT REVERSIBLE SPLINTER HOOD. A good example, size marked to the interior with some staining to the white side, however excellent and nick-free with original tying cords present.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEST WALL MEDAL CITATION. A single A5 size citation, unusually double punch holed and folded in good condition, awarded to Unteroffizier Fritz Schepp on the 28th February 1940 by the Commander of Army Group Area VI. Facsimile ink stamp of the General Lieutenant with rubber ink stamp. Schepp was part of the 78th Infantry Regiment, which was part of the 26th Infantry Division and fought at the battle of Kursk.BCC19
GERMAN THIRD REICH WINTER MEDAL OF THE EAST AND DEMJANSK SHIELD CITATIONS. An interesting pair of citations, the Demjansk Shield being in a semi hard card, both A5 sized and both punch holed for filing, awarded to the unusual rank of Schirrmeister Josef Grunebach who was on the staff of Pioneer Battalion 2. The Winter Medal in the East citation, awarded ‘15th July 1942’, unit rubber stamped with ink Battalion Commander signature. The Demjansk Shield, which is slightly larger than A5 on semi hard card, awarded ‘December 1943’ with unit rubber stamp and facsimile signature of General Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt. This unit had taken part in the invasion of France and subsequently spent of the rest of the war on the Eastern Front including being surrounded in the Demjansk Cauldron. From January 1945 it was involved in particular bitter fighting around Danzig and Kolberg being evacuated by sea. A interesting pair.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ZEPPELIN PORCELAIN. A most beautiful tea cup and saucer in absolutely mint condition of a tea service that would have been on one of the airships belonging to the Zeppelin Reederei companies airships between 1935 to 1940. The Zeppelin Reederei Company was a private limited company, which was a successor to the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, abbreviated to LZ. The abbreviated name of DZR took over the South American service of the LZ127 Graf Zeppelin in 1935 and also operated the LZ129 Hindenburg, after the LZ129 caught fire and exploded at Lakehurst, New Jersey, no further passenger flights were undertaken by either airship. Both of the airships used on the transatlantic flights were beautifully fitted and included the most exquisite porcelain dinner and tea services. This basically white porcelain cup and saucer has gold edging and is beautifully inlaid with the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei Company logo, with a further logo of a 'W' over 'B' to both cup and saucer, which is unknown to us. The manufacturer marked on the base 'Heinrich & Company of Bavaria'. All the gilded finish overall to both pieces is superb.
GERMAN UNIFORM, ORGANISATIONS AND HISTORY OF WAFFEN SS VOLUME 1 This is a May 1986 edition, 158 pages of photographs and text of Waffen SS uniforms and rank insignia. A very good work and needed in any library for Waffen SS information.
GERMAN W W II DRL BADGE PRE THIRD REICH. No swastika, manufactured by ‘Wernstein of Jena’
GERMAN WAFFEN SS CAP AND ARM EDELWEISS BADGES. A matched pair of edelweiss badges to be worn on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Silver grey machine embroidered edelweiss on oval backing with the cut and trimmed cap edelweiss also in silver grey weave.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS EDELWEISS SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Mint unused condition finely machine embroidered silver and yellow sleeve edelweiss for wearing on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Slight moth damage to one edge.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS HAUPTSTURMFUHRER PRINTED CAMOUFLAGE SMOCK RANK BADGES. Two pairs of the green and black printed sleeve rank insignia for the camouflage smock for the rank of SS Hauptsturmfuhrer with their original maker’s tag attached to them.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS MEDICAL OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of slip-on shoulder boards for a Waffen SS medical Untersturmfuhrer. The exterior is in subdued grey wire lace, central colour of artificial silk royal blue with black wool underlay. Each board has its own slip-on tab, which has never been pierced for fitting to a uniform tunic. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS TROPICAL BEVO ARM EAGLE. An absolutely unissued cut from roll Bevo woven arm eagle in the light tan colour, generally used on either the tropical tunic and sometimes found on the M.44 dot pattern camouflage jacket.
GERMAN WARTIME AWARD BOOK - DR.HEINRICH DOEHLE. The extremely rare and desirable 3rd Edition published early 1941 entitled Die Auszeichnungen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs Orden Ehrenzeichen Abzeichen. The 1943 edition of the Doehle book can be generally available, in fact we have another example on our web site at this present time. The third edition dated '1941' is extremely rare. It contains 127 pages of text, black and white photographs showing all the Orders and Medals instituted up to and including 1941. There is a four page colour insert for the medal ribbon bars. This example is in excellent condition complete with original black and white dust cover, which does have some light creases and tears.
GERMAN WII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good large size Q68 M.40 single decal combat helmet. The helmet shows extensive combat use and has had a number of paint finishes including the final hand applied dark blue grey Luftwaffe paint. The inner shell of the helmet remains in the original factory sprayed finish. The M.31 liner is complete and in place, there is a little dryness around the edges, however the leather remains good and flexible. The original drawstring is present, one quarter of the original chinstrap remains. To the rear of the helmet there are two names, the first name being ‘Pippa’ which has been crossed out and another name ‘Woitzik’ painted above. The re-issue of Luftwaffe helmets towards the end of the war was a common occurrence. The single Luftwaffe decal is all intact but faint. On close examination it can be seen that the decal has been very carefully cut around with a finely hand applied coat of paint. The overall condition is good, stored and dusty. The liner has always been present in this helmet and the pins show no signs of tampering. There is a little rust to the inner dome, which is not deep. The lot number is 258, overall an excellent and very large size combat helmet.
GERMAN WW II ARMY OR SS PANZER N C O SHOULDER BOARDS A Superb untouched set of matching slip on shoulder boards for a Panzer N C O, Pink wool piped which has worn away around the tips of both boards, we have seen this occur many times on tunics that have been well serviced used , the tips of the boards wear against the collar of the tunic, an attempt has ben made probably by the original wearer to restitch the pink wool waffenfarbe to the main body of one of the boards , the opposite side board has its tip of waffenfarbe laying loose, the nap of the black wool is thin except in the area wher the tunic shoulder board retaining buttons have protected the wool, the underlay wool is all black and both slip ons are present. Condition:
GERMAN WW II SCHUTZPOLIZEI MEISTER RANK SHOULDER BOARDS ORIGINAL WRAP. A set of stitch-in silver bullion and brown Meister rank shoulder boards, unused condition. Very minor oxidisation to some of the silver bullion.
GERMAN WW II SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITH SWORDS. An extremely nice Spanish Cross in bronze with swords. Good combat shape. Non maker marked. All finish remaining. Excellent detail to the sword hilts and cut out swastikas. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge. This has been a service worn example, slight distortion to the pin on the rear. Very good detail overall, a nice piece.
GERMAN WW II WOLFGANG WILLERICH ROMMEL CARD Part of the Wolfgang Willerich series of cards published by VDA in Berlin with facsimile signiature of the famous General then Fieldmarshall, Willerich was one of the most acomplished artists of the Third Reich period
GERMAN WWI EASTERN PEOPLE’S MEDAL 2ND CLASS IN SILVER WITH SWORDS. Some slight toning to the silvered finish of the award, complete with its green and white ribbon, ring marked 100
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. PROBABLY PORTUGUESE. A rare holster, which we have identified as possibly? Portuguese manufacture. An excellent image in the work Luger Holsters and Accessories of the 20th Century, page 434 shows an identical form holster from the face side, on the reverse side a long shoulder strap has been attached, complete with its stripping tool holder to the interior and cleaning rod pouch to the front. The leather is good and supple.
GERMAN WWI MINIATURE WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A very fine one-piece stamped lapel pin fixing Wound Badge in silver from WWI measuring 18 x 15mm complete with its twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 25 YEAR ARMED FORCES LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Lovely condition, beautiful gilt, complete with its section of watered blue silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIER’S BREAD BAG. Standard configuration of bread bag with both canvas belt loops and retaining steadying loop and hook. All leather parts intact. All of the zeltbahn type closure buttons complete, with its very scarce full length matching colour shoulder strap. The shoulder straps are very hard to find as they were normally removed from the bread bag and used as a supplementary neck strap to take the weight of a pair of fully loaded triple GEW98 ammunition pouches.
GERMAN WWI SPANISH CROSS IN SILVER. A very fine example of an ‘L11’ marked Spanish Cross in silver with swords. All of the detail to the sword hilts excellent, cut out swastikas, very sharp edges to the Maltese Cross itself, good pebbled finish to the lower field of the arms of the cross with its original wide tapering pin, hook and hinge. Condition:
GERMAN WWI TRENCH KNIFE. A nice condition cleaned trench knife, maker marked with ‘Z’ to a shield, which is the maker ‘Clemen & Jung’. To the reverse side the Imperial ordnance acceptance stamp. The blade with good profile, some scratch marks evident. Good wood grip, in its original steel scabbard, which has lost its black painted finish but has good patination with its leather belt loop and closing strap with male/female closure stud intact and working correctly.
GERMAN WWI VATER-LANDISCHER HILFS DIENST BADGE. A very attractive 5.5cm double constructed badge with the German flags at the base. ‘Juncker Berlin’ stamped, marked ‘K.B.A.G. SER.2’ with an individual number ‘08539’. Pin back construction. the Vater-Landischer Hilfs Dienst were a civil organisation supporting the war effort.
GERMAN WWI VOLKSSTURM ARMBAND. The printed Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht armband, the Volkssturm being the last ditch army raised in 1944 with older or retired members of the armed forces. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWI1 FIELD DRESSING 1943 DATED. Fully unused field dressing, fully printed explanation for use on the exterior. Marker marked ‘W.SOHNGEN & CO WIESBADEN’.
GERMAN WWII 1ST PATTERN M.41 TROPICAL VISORED FIELD CAP. We have recently obtained this item from a collection that has been untouched for over 50 years, this cap has a highly interesting history and has been analysed by us. A size stamped 55 with year designation ‘41’ in a block just below the very faint stamp of the rare maker ‘Gustav Thomas, Breslau’ name block. Originally issued with light apple green Panzer apple green Panzer Grenadier waffenfarbe in the V shape below the eagle, for reasons unknown to us the cap has then gone through a repair depot where the peak has been replaced with a peak with a different shade of tropical colour, also the cap has been re-soutached with artillery red. On pulling back the peak at the junction of the peak and the body where the waffenfarbe folds under the faded light apple green original waffenfarbe can clearly be seen. The cap is complete with its original Bevo blue over tan eagle and national cockade and considerable wear use can be seen to the interior red lining.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GORING GIFT BOX. A highly interesting item being a leather bound and white metal trimmed semi circular box measuring 15cms across and 9cms in height, covered in the highest quality black leather with carrying handle. Lined in green watered silk on both the upper lid and the base with both edges of the lid and the box trimmed in very high nickel plated metal. Gold embossed to the exterior lid is a four line presentation from Hermann Goring in gratitude July 1937 at Carinhall. Carinhall, the country residence of Herman Goring, North East of Berlin, construction started 1933 and on the 10th April 1935 Carinhall was the venue for Goring’s wedding banquet with his second wife. This gift box would appear to be in gratitude to visitors or possibly workers completing a project at Carinhall.
GERMAN WWII NSKK PRESENTATION DISH. A 22cm circumference stainless steel presentation dish for the orientation drive on the 13 .11,1938, very attractivley engraved with the central large NSKK insignia , the names of the 3 winners and finished off with the unit Motorstandarte 61, one drilled hole for suspension from wall
GERMAN WWII PANZER TROOPS SHOULDER HOLSTER. A magnificent shoulder holster that would have been popular amongst many elements of the German forces but particularly that of Panzer and air crew. This beautifully made example has to its rear face a yellow Pressstoff panel and to the front a mixture of black Pressstoff and leather. The complicated harness mechanism has two RZM clips and one clearly Assmen made. The condition is good and supple but field used and this would greatly compliment a mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII - 4 THIRD REICH COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. A group of four books for the Third Reich collector, SS Regalia by Robin Lumsden, large format book published 199? 150 pages of mixed black and white and many coloured images, complete with its original flyleaf. Guns of the Reich, Firearms of the German Forces 1939-45, hard cover complete with flyleaf, published 1989, this is probably the best works on weapons of the Third Reich 170 pages of huge value in terms of written text and excellent black and white photographs both in the field and present day collections. German Uniforms of the Third Reich 33-45 by Brian Lee Davies, hard back complete with flyleaf cover, published 198? 225 pages of colour and black and white images with much text, part of the Blandford Press series. Lastly the soft back Waffen SS Uniforms in Colour Photographs by Andrew Steven and Peter Amodio, 66 pages of modern day colour pictures of the original German camouflage and Panzer uniforms worn in modern day re-enactments, part of the Europa Militaria Series No.6.
GERMAN WWII 10 KNIGHTS CROSS POST WAR SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS. 9 Army 1 Luftwaffe post war copies of wartime photographs of 9 individual Army Knights Cross Winners photographs and 1 Luftwaffe all pen or pencil signed on either the reverse or the obverse of the image.
GERMAN WWII 11 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. 11 interesting original, small format photos, sourced during the research period of the book Ausrustung by Roly Pickering. The photos maining feature images of general German WWII equipment in wear. Condition:
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. Panzer Reconnaissance Unit 116 Muller. The bronze combat clasp awarded to Stabsgefreiter Muller, pencil signature by Major Eberhard Stephan Knights Cross Winner. The award probably relates to the 15th October attack on the Scherberg Schoolhouse near Wurselen Aachen.
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. A good pair of the bronze Close Combat clasp and General Assault Badge pair to Obergefreiter Holthuis. Ink signature of Captain Zehner C.O. of the Reconnaissance Unit Knights Cross Winner. Probably awarded for the fighting around the Olgopol Bridgehead in Russia.
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. Wound Badge in black citation, A4 size unfolded, to Obergefreiter to Erik Herkenratn, dated ‘23rd September 1944. awarded for the fighting against the remains of the British paratroopers at Arnhem. Pencil signature of Major Eberhard Stephan, Knights Cross Winner.
GERMAN WWII 15 YEAR NSDAP MEDAL. Undamaged blue enamel, slight tarnishing to the silver sections, complete with its original ribbon and a motif of the 15 year NSDAP Long Service Medal normally attached to a medal ribbon bar is attached to the ribbon itself.
GERMAN WWII 1914/18 THIRD REICH AWARDED HONOUR CROSS. The War Honour Cross instituted in 1935 without swords. Good bronze finish with its correct ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 1923 DER STALHELM BADGE. SLIGHT DAMAGE. A nice example of the 1923 Stalhelm badge with slight chipping to the enamel underneath the date. The reverse side is maker marked in raised relief ‘Ges Gesch’ with individual number ‘66’ and date ‘3.9.1923’.
GERMAN WWII 1924 DER STALHELM MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A very nice condition ‘1924’ dated membership of Der Stalhelm. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief to the reverse side with individual membership number ‘3783’ and the date ’13.3.24’.
GERMAN WWII 1929 DER STALHELM BADGE. The beautifully enamelled Stalhelm badge from 1929. fully maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief to the reverse side and individually engraved with the membership number ‘1344’ with date ’23.3.29’.
GERMAN WWII 1930 DATED DER STALHELM BADGE. Beautiful condition Stalhelm membership badge for 1930. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief to the reverse side with impressed letter ‘A’.
GERMAN WWII 1930 DER STALHELM BADGE SILVER STAMPED. Silver stamped ‘935’ on the reverse side. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief. Excellent enamel.
GERMAN WWII 1931 DER STALHELM BADGE. Silver stamped ‘935’. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1932 DER STALHELM BADGE. A nice condition ‘1931’ dated Stalhelm badge, excellent enamel. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief on the reverse side with impressed letter ‘A’.
GERMAN WWII 1937 GERMAN EAGLE ORDER MEDAL. A nice example of the 1st Model 1937 Deutsche Verdienst Medal, rim marked ‘835 P.R.Munze, Berlin’. Excellent finish to the medal, complete with its solid red field early pattern ribbon with its uniform fixing pin and bar to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1939 BAR TO THE IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. The most magnificent example of the 1939 awarded bar to the WWI Iron Cross, in its original box and in its original packet. The award itself has all original frosting to both sides of the award in its silver blocked image of the award to the exterior of the lid of the presentation box. It is a B.H.Mayer of Pforzheim produced example with the correct pin, hook and hinge. The inner silk to the lid is toned with one light stain, the velvet base all intact, the lid itself will not open completely without forcing the hinge on the reverse side, we do not wish to force the lid in case the hinge is frozen and would cause breakage on the reverse side of the box. Slight rusting to the closure catch at the front. The award is in its original box fitted into its original paper packet with the titling ‘SPANGE ZUM EISERNEN KREUZ 1.KLASSE’, with the maker of ‘B.H.Mayer’ on the side of the titled box. Two small tears close to the hinge of the lid and one small tear to the opposite side.
GERMAN WWII 1939 BAR TO THE IRON CROSS OF 1914. The rare prinzen size award 25mm wingspan. Excellent detail, nice frosting to the edges with both fixing pins on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1939 CLASP FOR THE 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. An excellent condition 1939 bar for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class. Good frosting. 30mm wingspan. Complete with all four ribbon retention pins on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1939 CLASP TO THE 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS MINT. A superb condition 1939 Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class. Beautiful frosting overall. 32mm wingspan.
GERMAN WWII 1939 IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS 2ND AWARD BAR. A good example of the 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross. Good finish overall, slightly toned to the right hand wing tip, complete with its straight pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII 1940 DATED COMBAT Y STRAPS. A very good set of a rare early dated 1940 set of soldier’s combat Y straps. The leather in deep brown. All of the fittings, which include all the rivets in aluminium. The adjuster straps are size marked. To the rear of the Y straps the maker’s mark ‘Jakob Walbesk’ and dated ‘1940’.
GERMAN WWII 1943 ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE MEDAL. Deutsche Verdienst Medal, in bronze without swords. Maker number to the ring, which appears to be ‘118’. All finish remaining, complete with its watered silk red, white and black ribbon, to which is fitted on the reverse side the uniform fixing pin and bar.
GERMAN WWII 1944 SPORTS ASSOCIATION VEST BADGE. A nice mint condition Bevo woven cut from roll, silver on black 1944 Sports Association vest eagle.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MAY 1939 DAY BADGE. A good solid aluminium day badge measuring 30mm in circumference. Maker marked and RZM marked in raised relief to the reverse side, complete with pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MODEL RAILWAY DAGGER HANGERS. A very nice set of the 1st model railway officers dagger hangers, these straps also seen worn on the 2nd model railway. Black and silver brocade, some minor wear to the black lines of the brocade close to the belt clip. The reverse side velvet is excellent with again some slight wear. All of the buckles and clips are complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWII 20TH ESTONIAN WAFFEN SS DIVISION IDENTITY DISC. A lightweight zinc one-piece splitable identity disc to ‘KDO.KP.SS-FREIW.GREN.RGT.47 ESTN.No.3’. A member of the Headquarters Company of the 20th SS Division soldier number ‘38’.
GERMAN WWII 25 YEAR FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL CITATION. A4 size, once folded citation awarded to Antonie Funk in Oldenburg, awarded 10th November 1942 with a facsimile signature of Meissner, the State Minister and Chief of the Reichs Chancellery.
GERMAN WWII 25 YEAR NSDAP LONG SERVICE MEDAL An extremely rare and excellent condition NSDAP 25 year Long Service medal. This was the manufacturer that produced them in a thinner version, which is the most popular amongst collectors. Marked number ‘19’ to the ring, the gilt is superb overall, it could be called mint bright. The enamel is totally undamaged. One small knock to the point of the lower right hand arm of the Maltese Cross part of the design.
GERMAN WWII 2ND PATTERN NSDAP POLE TOP WITH ORIGINAL TAG. A nice condition cast aluminium 2nd pattern pole top, complete with its RZM paper and riveted tag, the tag itself is rather frail but still firmly attached to the pole top, the tag reads ‘FAHNEN-SPITZE’ with the maker ‘M3/40’.
GERMAN WWII 2ND PATTERN RLB MANS DAGGER. A clean example of the RLB mans dagger with an excellent blade having good bright cross grain finish remaining, fully maker marked by Paul Weyersberg of Solingen. The nickel fittings to the cross guard good, top pommel with some abrasions, wood grip good with its 2nd pattern RLB badge with slight chipping to the enamel to the central swastika with its correct scabbard, slight chipping to the black finish, undamaged bottom chape, which is bright. The leather hanging strap has rotted and broken away.
GERMAN WWII 3 LUFTWAFFE KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS SIGNATURES. Part of a page removed from a Hitler Youth boy’s autograph scrapbook. Press photograph of Hauptmann Gustav Bressler, who won the Knights Cross on the 4th February 1942 and the oak leaves on the 26th January 1943 with pen signature next to the photograph, below on the page an unidentified Knights Cross Winner’s signature and thirdly press photograph of Hauptmann Erich Krebs, won the Knights Cross 16th February 1942 with full pencil signature.
GERMAN WWII 3RD E-BOAT FLOTILLA COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE. The highly attractive plaque measuring 16cms x 10cms, laid onto its original wood display standard, which has a wire mount to the reverse side being the colourful commemorative plaque for service in the 3rd Schnellboot (E-Boat) Flotilla in the Mediterranean. We first encountered these plaques in the early 70’s and have had many over the subsequent years. Because of the non German style construction they were initially thought to be a fantasy copy but history has shown us that these are commemorative plaques made locally at an unknown location within the Mediterranean and were purchased by the members of the 3rd E-Boat Flotilla in the Mediterranean. We have had them come available both with their original wood bases such as this example, and without their bases, we have also obtained them from various bring-back groups of souvenirs by British soldiers and sailors of WWII. This example is in excellent condition, colours good, the wood base has cracked down its central spine at some time in its life and has been strengthened with staples. The plaque itself has been given a light covering of protective varnish. A highly attractive collectible item from the E-Boats in the Mediterranean, the only books this award are featured in is the extremley in depth work Die Auszeichnungen der Kreigsmarine by Klaus Patzwall on page 279 where he clarly states that the 3 rd E Boat Flotilla was transferred to the Mediterranean in November 1941, also Kreigsmarine Volume 3 by John R Angolia and Adolf Schlicht page 422.
GERMAN WWII 44 PATTERN BLOUSE. An exceedingly rare and most interesting example of the two pocket 44 style battledress type jacket adopted by German troops at the end of the war. What makes this jacket particularly interesting is it appears to have been converted from an earlier garment, possibly a stug wrap. The overall transformation used in the skill clearly shows this was carried out at a factory level. There are buttonholes to both sides and the buttons are held in place with the usual loops. The material is of typical late war high cellulose content with a woody feel and there is overall some moth damage and much nap missing to the surface, nonetheless this is still very displayable and historically important. The item has multiple stampings to the interior, including ‘44’ and Stuttgart maker’s sizing and identification. A most interesting garment that shows the lengths that the Germans went to produce and recycle clothing. To the collars are artillery collar patches and the shoulder boards again are red piped for artillery with the typical 44 triangulated style eagle mounted above the right pocket.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the scarce 50 Year National Faithful Service medal. Minor discoloration to the gilt wreath just below the right hand arm of the Maltese Cross otherwise the gilt is good overall to both sides of the award. Good gilt to the number ‘50’ with undamaged black enamel. Good silvering to the Maltese Cross, with its original blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the scarce 50 year National Faithful Service Medal. Some wear to the edges of the award, the enamel central swastika is undamaged, complete with its section of blue watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the scarce 50 year National Faithful Service Medal. Good gilt to the wreath and the number ‘50’ slight toned finish to the silver Maltese Cross with its original blue ribbon with a small medal ribbon bar motif of the National Faithful Service Medal attached to the ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 55cm DLV DAGGER. This ultra rare dagger, blade by Paul Weyersberg, the blade has not been sharpened or reprofiled, there is evidence of polishing. The Weyersberg logo is still good and clear. All of the nickelled hilt and top pommel fittings good with its leather wrapped hilt all complete and undamaged. All of the scabbard mounts match. A slight looseness to the rivet holding the lower scabbard mount to the wooden base below. The leather to the scabbard is excellent, complete with its set of chains with the ‘DRGM 926719’ numbered belt clip. It cannot be emphasised how rare this dagger is.
GERMAN WWII 5TH PARACHUTE DIVISION VOLUME 4. An excellent 1995 soft back publication comprising of 60 pages of in-depth photographs with accompanying explanations of all of the clothing, arms, field gear and personal items of the 5th Parachute Division.
GERMAN WWII 6 X 30 DIENSTGLAS. A pair of the small 6 x 30 issue service binoculars used by the German Army in WWII. Lenses slightly cloudy, marked ‘Dienstglas’ with its issue number. Some oxidisation to the central body. Part of the covering for the frame is missing. Rubbing of the aluminium edges to the lenses. Still complete with its original strap. Good for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII 6 X 30 SERVICE BINOCULARS. A good displayable set of 6 x 30 service binoculars stamped ‘Dienstglas 6 x 30’ with issue number. Maker coded ‘DDX’. Some loss of paint to the aluminium edges of the frame and wear to the body. One lens slightly cloudy other very clear, can be cleaned. Complete with its leather neck strap.
GERMAN WWII 7 X 50 BINOCULARS. A very nice pair of 7 x 50 BEH coded binoculars that have protective rubber shrouds to the lenses. All nice crackle finish remaining to the main body. Complete with their neck strap, binoculars marked ‘457287 7 x 50 BEH’. All fitted into their original compressed paper case with its shoulder strap, the top of the case is heavy stamped with large eagle and swastika with ‘M’ beneath for Marine. The two reverse belt loops and the leather hinge to the case have been restored. The front of the case is matching marked ‘BEH’ but with a late date of ‘1945’.
GERMAN WWII 9TH INFANTRY REGIMENT SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. An early model 36 dark green centred shoulder board, slip-on style with white wool infantry piping. Some oxidisation to the NCO tress with the slip-on Regiment 9 fitted.
GERMAN WWII ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL’S COLLAR PATCH. A slightly worn but still bright gold bullion wire woven collar patch for an Army Senior Administrative Official.
GERMAN WWII ADMINISTRATION SERVICE IN FRANCE INSIGNIA. The small version of the very attractive multi coloured badge for the German Military Administration Service in Belgium and France. One section of the enamel missing from the white circlet, complete with its original pin back. Individually numbered ‘4624’.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF GALLAND SIGNATURE GROUPING. Standard format Hoffmann photograph of Adolf Galland , pen signed in large script in ink to the lower part of the photograph, Galland shown upper bust, hatless. Accompanying the photograph is a signed letter on the headed paper of Jagdgeschwader ‘Schlageter No.26’ dated ‘16th June 1941’. The letter is pen signed again by Galland and he appears to be replying to a request from a Fraulin Schmitz thanking her for her letter and ‘I enclose a signed photograph on your birthday’, included with the letter is the original envelope addressed to Lauri Schmitz feldpost stamp and dated ’17.7.41’.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER CIGARETTE CARD PRODUCED BOOK. A generally good condition, albeit damaged spine, Adolf Hitler commemorative book published in 1936 by the NSDAP publishing company. 132 pages of excellent black and white pictures of the rise of Adolf Hitler, virtually every page has either one or two photographs. The book is all complete. In 1967 inscription is on one of the pages, also situated inside the front cover is a page of 26 Third Reich postage stamps.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER HEAD BUST PROFILE. A profile view of Adolf Hitler constructed in a base metal, painted black and period placed on a wood frame. The head measures 18 x 14 cms, wood frame measures 28cms x 23 cms. The suspension facility to the reverse side. Many of these patriotic type busts were available for private purchase during the period of the Third Reich.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER TABLE NAPKINS. Two table napkins beautifully framed coming from the Reich Chancellery, one is the formal pattern with the Reich eagle with the letters ‘AH’ either side of the central swastika, the second napkin being just a stylised ‘AH’.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS 1ST PATTERN VISORED FIELD CAP BLEACHED. more images…
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS 2ND PATTERN FIELD CAP. A very well service worn 2nd pattern M.41 visored field cap. Faint remains of makers markings and model designation to the interior red lining but too faint to identify. The cap is approximately size 56. It has its original Bevo woven correctly attached national eagle and cockade. At one stage in its life the front brim of the hat has been so worn that the owner has recovered the rim edge to a width of 1cm. Various other wear holes to the material on the peak and in the area above the national eagle. Other minor spotted stains and light field repairs. To the interior the very narrow canvas sweatband that was a feature of the 2nd pattern caps has been removed and evidence of heavy wear use around the forehead area. A good classic heavy service worn tropical field cap.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS BREECHES. A nice slightly service worn set of the breeches worn by Afrika Korps officers and men. These are constructed in the more popular for collectors heavy corded material, medium size waist band, complete with all of its correct zeltbahn type buttons. The three pronged hidden canvas waist belt. No moth damage or staining.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS CAVALRY ENLISTED MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A scarce cap, the majority of these caps that appeared on the market some years ago were all of small sizes, this example is an exception, stamped size ‘58’ to the interior liner. Faint traces of manufacturers markings but unfortunately indecipherable. Complete with its tan on brown Bevo woven national eagle, correct field cockade and inverted V golden yellow cavalry waffenfarbe. A small rodent chew has been repaired to the left hand side of the cap.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS IMAGES. Two very nice larger than postcard sized images of the same Afrika Korps NCO, one seated, studio shot with a superb view of his field cap bearing officers silver waffenfarbe clearly showing his tropical shoulder boards with NCO lace. The other also studio without hat.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS MOUNTAIN TROOPERS HUGE SIZE OVERSEAS CAP. Generally the tropical overseas cap is not difficult to obtain. However, some years ago a small quantity of overseas caps with different colour waffenfarbes were discovered out of a disused warehouse in Austria. All were in mint condition but all were generally one maker with a series of unidentified numbers to the red lining and small to medium sizes This example is totally different. It is a size 61. The manufacturer is rare E.Weissbach of Glauchau. Its issue depot was Erfurt 1941. They were the only manufacturer crosshatch stitched the Bevo weave eagle and hand apply in a machined form the national rounded Complete with its mountain troopers mountain green inverted Waffenfarbes, The item is still retaining its creases where it has been folded flat in an envelope form since WWII.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A service worn example of a large size Afrika Korps officers belt and buckle. The web belt is 108cms in length, some minor staining and discoloration, complete with both of its belt loops. The circular Afrika Korps buckle in aluminium having some loss of its olive drab paint as can be seen in our web images.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS WAIST BELT. A good service worn example of the Afrika Korps army officers waist belt. Long length, 110cm, complete with its olive drab painted officers buckle. The leather adjuster tab is marked ‘G.Reinhardt Berlin 1941’. Some light wear to the edges of the oval buckle.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER OVERSEAS CAP. An excellent condition and unusually a large size Afrika Korps enlisted mans Panzer overseas cap, maker marked ‘F.Weisbach’ with the depot issue code of ‘E41’ (Erfurt). The insignia is applied in the exact manner of all the Weisbach caps, the enlisted mans blue and brown Bevo woven eagle is attached in a cross hatched stitched fashion with the cockade in a standard form of stitching. Complete with its pink panzer waffenfarbe. Two slight tears to the material which have been repaired one to the left of the panzer piping as the cap is viewed, another in a straight line just above the join of the crown to the sides of the cap.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHORT BOOTS. A pair of the 3rd pattern long tropical boots cut down to ankle length for easier wearing, quite a common occurrence was for the soldiers in the tropics wearing long boots to cut them down, however most of these boots were then worn out when being prisoners of war and subsequently on the return to Germany and it is rare to find a pair in existence. These are generally in good condition, one has been cut down approximately 2cms shorter than the other, both boots have the standard lower six eyelets visible and the upper part of both boots have been field trimmed in matching brown leather to the lower foot part of the boot. Both boots have their steel nails all complete plus their steel toe and heel cleats. These would display beautifully on a mannequin.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHORTS. An absolutely mint pair of Afrika Korps shorts, heavy quality material, maker marked to the interior waistband and fully size marked, complete with its hidden web belt with the classic three pronged buckle always found on Afrika Korps shorts and trousers. Small waistband.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A scarce single slip-on shoulder board for an Afrika Korps soldier in a transport unit. Light blue silk waffenfarbe, which has shredded slightly with its standard olive drab Afrika Korps material shoulder board with the backing cloth in the standard deep brown.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS TROPHELM SYMBOLS. The two metallic symbols worn on either side of the Afrika Korps Army trophelm, the Armed Forces in three dimensional pressed finish with its three securing pins on the reverse side. The national tricolour matching with only one of its securing pins remaining, complete with a maker’s mark within a lozenge on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS TROPICAL FIELD CAP. A good example, large size 58 heavy twill tropical visored field cap, evidence of service wear, dull zinc air vents. The sweatband has been reinforced by stitching by the wearer, complete with its correct matching set of tropical Bevo woven insignia. Clearly marked, RB numbered plus model M.43 size stamp ‘58’ to the red lining.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS WAR SERVICE CROSS CITATION. A standard semi hard card citation for the War Service Cross 1st class with swords awarded to Gefreiten Heinz Heisler of 2./ART.RGT.190. (this was part of the 90th Afrika Light Division, later destroyed in May 43 around Tunis) award date ‘28th August 1942’ with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Rommel, with the rubber over-stamp of the Oberkommando Der Panzerarmee Afrika. Unfolded, nice condition.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS Y STRAPS. LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER WORN. A highly unusual set of Afrika Korps Y straps with the main shoulder straps being constructed from captured British webbing. Standard fittings in grey paint with a fair degree of the original paint remaining. All standard D ring fittings, central steel circle with a single strap attached. All of those three elements being constructed in German webbing with the two main shoulder straps being cut from pieces of British webbing and trimmed in German leather. Faint traces remain of the British ‘M E & Company’ ‘ 1939’ date and broad arrow mark to one of the straps. A highly interesting element of German tropical equipment reused after capture. A recent photograph has emerged of a Luftwaffe paratrooper wearing these Y straps, see page 245 of Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA WITH PALMS CUFF TITLE. A very nice condition unissued Afrika with palms, full length cuff title. All the lettering in machine light grey embroidery with two separate row of silver waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the cuff band. Constructed in the most commonly encountered olive sand velvet-like material.
GERMAN WWII AIR ORGANISATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH BY ROGER JAMES BENDER. The very early and possibly his first publication by Roger James Bender in 1967. 190 pages of insignia, technical detail, awards, flags and every aspect of the NSFK, the DLV, the Condor Legion and the Luftwaffe plus auxiliary units of the Luftwaffe and Foreign Legions of the Luftwaffe, plus RLB. Roger James Bender the pioneer of wonderful books of the Third Reich period sadly recently passed away.
GERMAN WWII AIR PROTECTION POLICE ARM EAGLE. A scarce piece of insignia of a branch of the Luftwaffe being the SHD Police. An excellent photograph on page 185 in Uniforms & Traditions of the Luftwaffe Volume 2 shows SHD personnel being placed under control of the police wearing Luftwaffe uniforms. This example is a green police eagle on Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, uncut, unused.
GERMAN WWII AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATOR ARM PATCH. Very finely silver weave embroidery of a rotary engine overlaid with a swastika on Luftwaffe backing material. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII ALCOSO PRODUCED ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A generally clean army officers dagger by Alcoso. Excellent blade, slight spotting close to the Alcoso logo. Slight lifting to the plating to parts of the scabbard. Good undamaged white grip with its three dimensional eagle cross guard unique to Alcoso.
GERMAN WWII ALLACH SEATED FAWN, COLOURED. A magnificent example of the seated fawn, a beautiful mixture of dappled colours to the main body with areas of white/grey. Totally undamaged, complete with its octagonal form identification mark below with the green logo of the double SS runes over the name ‘Allach’. Model no.41 impressed into the mould with the designer’s name ‘Professor T.H.Karner’ applied.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS BROCADE BELT. The rare brocade belt only for an Allgemeine SS officer, this is a huge size belt measuring 115cm. The brocade is in excellent condition, sometimes these can become heavily oxidised if stored in damp conditions. The belt has both of its velvet backed runners. The brocade have intertwined SS runes with floriated leaves. It is complete with its clip. The adjuster tab in grey is marked ‘Ges Gesch’ and would be completed with the addition of a very fine cast silvered buckle. The difference between the Allgemeine SS and Waffen SS officers brocade belts is the colour of the backing velvet, the Allgemeine is in black velvet, the Waffen SS is in field grey green velvet.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS EM/NCO VISOR CAP. more images..
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS EM/NCO VISOR CAP. A generally good condition Allgemeine SS enlisted mans/nco’s visor cap, non size stamped but on test we estimate a size 56 constructed in the most commonly encountered black ribbed material, a lovely form to the cap. No moth damage to anywhere on the main body however some degrading of the white waffenfarbe just above the eagle and to the right of the eagle as the cap is worn with some light moth damage at the very rear of the cap on the bottom edge, these are identified by our web site images. A good matched pair of eagle and skull totally original to the cap with its correct double buckle with centre join chinstrap. Some minor age lines through the black exterior of the visor. On inverting the cap the dark tan leather sweatband is all complete with evidence of wear use, which has changed the colour slightly of the sweatband mainly in the rear half of the band. The interior crown is lined in the waterproof russet brown material, the remainder of the interior of the cap is lined in the russet brown/maroon heavy brushed cotton. The gold runic double SS symbol is visible through the lozenge, which has a crack across the runes, the original SS silk label all in place below the lozenge. The early white on black tuchmutze label is with the cap but not attached by stitches, it is loose from the interior band. On lowering the sweatband there is evidence that a sponge cushion was in place for many years, this has solidified and broken away in the forehead area. The interior of the band is profusely stamped with a whole series of rectangular blocks of stampings, which include two sets of identical stampings, both which include the date of ‘1938’ and also an SS unit stamp, plus a further ‘VA1938’ stamping. The visor to the interior has its correct ‘RZM SS’ rubber stamping. A very atmospheric cap with some minor degrading to the waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED MAN/NCO VISOR CAP. A size 56 Allgemeine SS enlisted mans/NCO’s visor cap. The whole cap is constructed in the black ribbed material, the whole body of the cap is totally free of any moth damage. The white waffenfarbe surrounding the crown has one minor moth nip just to the right hand of the tip of the Allgemeine SS eagle. The white waffenfarbe at the top of the centre band has some hidden moth nips underneath the rear overhang, the lower section of white waffenfarbe has two moth nips at the rear. The cap is with its black patent single buckled centre strap, a superb set of national SS eagle and skull. The interior is lined in gold with at least three quarters of its centre celluloid lozenge remaining, gold blocked SS runes below the lozenge with a gold blocked size stamp ‘56’. SS RZM rubber ink marked on the interior of the visor. Its original light tan sweatband is all complete. Some extra stitches have been placed to the sweatband in the area of the forehead either contemporarily or by a collector. The orange Sorbo rubber behind the forehead has semi solidified but is still all complete. A 15cm section of the liner the stitches have rotted away leaving the liner slightly loose from the main body.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED MANS BUCKLE. ‘O & C Ges Gesch’ marked all nickel Allgemeine SS buckle, these are identified by the difference between the Allgemeine and the standard Waffen SS is that the O & C manufactured buckles are always in a light nickel and are 2mm narrower than a standard Waffen SS. This buckle is a slightly restored example, the nickel is quite dull, one minor indentation from the reverse side to the left hand side of the buckle. All complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED MANS SHOULDER BOARDS. A single shoulder board worn on the black Allgemeine tunic by an SS mann. Four rows of intertwined black thread with silver wire interwoven, complete with its correct buttonhole. Some of the card underlay broken away.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS MANS TORNISTER. A good condition canvas tornister with fur inlay to the section that butts to the wearer’s back, all in black leather, grey green canvas, unfortunately missing its shoulder straps. All of the exterior metal fittings are complete and good, holes to the back of the tornister for the shoulder straps to fit to. All the interior compartments are good, complete with its original silk SS issue label plus an RZM marked canvas label marked ‘Tornister’ dated ‘1938’. Black shoulder straps are available in the collectors marked. Any items of equipment marked to the Allgemeine SS in this manner are rare.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS MESS TIN. The WWI style larger capacity mess tin, finished in black for use by the Allgemeine SS. Some paint losses as can be seen from our web images but generally good.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS NCO OR MANS VISOR CAP. A very nice condition size 54 Allgemeine SS visor cap, totally free of any moth damage. The cap is constructed in the finely ribbed black material that is the most commonly encountered material on the visor caps and the uniforms. White piping good overall, again no moth to the waffenfarbe with its complete matching set of the correct Allgemeine type eagle and skull. Standard central buckle with two adjuster buckle straps. The visor is good with some age stress lines showing through the patent leather, twin black side buttons. The interior sweatband is constructed from the ersatz paper imitation leather, it is all complete with some creases but no damage and fully attached to the main body. The gold silk lining to the crown area is slightly water stained with a central lozenge all undamaged with a good clear gold outlined SS runes to the centre. The cap is rubber ink stamped ‘RZM SS’ to the visor and also has its original canvas black and white RZM issue ticket. The interior body of the cap around the sides is lined in a gold tan brushed cotton.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS SHOULDER BOARD. A single black and silver shoulder board for the Allgemeine tunic, only one shoulder board was used on every tunic. One moth hole at the very tip.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS SHOULDER BOARD. A scarce Allgemeine SS shoulder board for an SS Untersturmfuhrer. Stitch on variety, complete with its original RZM label.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. An excellent set, virtually mint unused pair of Allgemeine SS black straight leg trousers with turn-ups. No moth damage or staining, all brace buttons fitted, full compliment of inner cream lining.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH. A large format 22 x 17cm photograph of an Allgemeine SS man on his wedding day, black uniform with standard arm band, hatless, holding his SS dagger, the SS runic symbol can clearly be seen just above his hand.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMINE SS FULL DRESS TROUSERS A superb mint unissued pair of black straight leg trousers with white piping to each leg. Complete with its black canvas label marked RZM SS and its original factory paper tag still stitched to the outside of the garment. White/cream cotton lining with some age foxing from storage. An extremely rare set.
GERMAN WWII AMERICAN AND BRITISH ARMY SECRET DOCUMENTS. One volume of Das Kriegsheer Der USA and an accompanying volume of Das Britische Kriegsheer, both books marked ‘SECRET’, both published February 1944. The American Kriegsheer with 119 pages describe the full structure from army level divisional and down to regimental level of the structure of the American forces in WWII. Huge in-depth detail with translations from English to German, one original page of notations by an officer in pencil to the interior. A superb document for the German view on American forces. One ink stain, both books marked ‘SECRET’. The Britische Kriegsheer 164 pages of illustrations of British insignia many in colour with a pull out sheet in colour at the rear of the book of Army Group Corps and Divisional level insignia. An invaluable work for the researcher.
GERMAN WWII AND IMPERIAL MEDAL RIBBON BAR. A superb medal ribbon bar comprising of five awards, which include the Iron Cross 1st class with the 1939 2nd award bar fitted, one Bavarian award with crossed swords, the Third Reich awarded 1935 War Honour Cross 1914-18 with crossed swords and a miniature Wound Badge in black placed over the crossed swords, the NSDAP 15 year Long Service Medal with its political motif attached, the Entry into Prague Medal with the Prague Castle Bar. A rare composition.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE CITATION IN BRONZE GROUP TO AN OFFICER. The field produced citation for the Anti Partisan in bronze, confirming the award of the badge to Leutnant Franz Penninger who served with Supply Unit 67 attached to the 2nd Mountain Division. Very scarce late war issue dated ‘4th May 1945’. Another rare document dated issued 1st February 1945 authorising him to cross the Rhine at the Ullmann bridgehead eastwards, at this time the 2nd Mountain Division was fighting in the Saarpfalz area of Western Germany, issued to him to prevent him being shot as a deserter. Ink signature of his Commanding Officer plus other documents and a Soviet Russia banknote depicting this soldier probably a service of his service in Russia. A highly interesting group.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE CITATION IN BRONZE PAPER GROUPING. Wound badge citation in black, standard A5 size, one small hole to the upper right hand side to Unteroffizier Alois Windich a member of the 8th Company Artillery Regiment 668, awarded 23rd November 1944 with pen signature of the Company Captain for Artillery Regiment 668. A field produced citation dated ‘2nd January 1945’ for the Anti Partisan badge in bronze for operations around Rajekovo/Plestiva Yugoslavia between 18th October and 24th November 1944, pencil signed Company Commander. Red Cross identity card to the same recipient dated ‘May 1941’. Two other small documents and a very fine portrait photograph of the recipient wearing his officers style uniform, hatless, with mountain troops badge to his left hand sleeve as the photograph is viewed.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN BRONZE CITATION GROUP. A highly interesting group for a very long serving soldier, Stabsfeldwebel Erich Muller who served with the 10th Battalion Jager Regiment 738. The group comprises the A5 sized Anti Partisan badge in bronze citation, dated 22nd September 1944 with the faint over-stamp of the 118th Jager Division, this probably relates to the fighting in Serbia against partisans with an ink signature of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. The Croatian Anton Pavelik Bavary Medal. The War Service Cross 2nd class with swords A5 sized citation dated 1st September 1944 with the identical signature to the Anti Partisan badge citation of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. Infantry Assault badge in bronze, November 1944 award, A5 size citation, signed by an unidentified SS Sturmbannfuhrer. An Allied American 12th Army discharge certificate. A Marksman’s citation A4 size, dated October 1935. another highly attractive illuminated printed and beautifully hand written citation dated 1930 whilst as a member of the Reichwehr for the right to wear the shooting award, the actual citation for the Shooting Award 1st class dated October 1931. Promotion document from Unterfeldwebel to Feldwebel dated October 1937. A rare and very interesting Long Service group.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE. A nice condition Anti Partisan Badge in bronze, excellent detail to the face side with the slight twist in the swastika sword blade. Semi hollow construction. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN IN SILVER CITATION WITH WEHRPASS. An excessively rare grouping of the single citation for the Anti Partisan Badge in silver, A5 size, non punch holed, folded sharply once, faintly twice, awarded to ‘SS Rottenfuhrer Horst Drehkopf’ of the ‘1./SS/Jagdverband Sudost’. Dated ‘30th January 1945’ pen signed by ‘SS Gruppenfuhrer Globocnik’. Issue rubber stamped for the High SS & Police Fuhrer of the Adriatic Coast area. The area covering North Italian provinces of Trieste, Udine and Gorz. Waffen SS Wehrpass, front cover heavily stamped ‘Waffen SS’, entries from June 1940 to 30th January 1945, photograph in civilian dress, joined Regiment Brandenburg March 43, Staff Legion Battalion 4th Regiment Brandburg, so probably an ex member of the French Foreign Legion transferred to Einheit Wildschutz Division Brandenburg in May 44, then to SS Jagdverband Sudost, promoted to SS Rottenfuhrer 1st January 1945. Entries in the Wehrpass for the Anti Partisan Badge in silver, signed by the unfortunately named ‘SS Untersturmfuhrer Fucker’. A post war 1947 Anti Typhus Certificate dated ‘5th May 1947. The SS Jadgverband named Jagdverband Mitte, Jagdverband Nord West, Jagdverband Ost, Jagdverband Sudost & Jagdverband Sudwest were formed by the famous Otto Skorveny primarily for operations behind enemy lines in the latter part of WWII.
GERMAN WWII ARBEITS BOOK. A nice condition Arbeits book belonging to Karl Sageder, born 1921, details on pages 3, 4 and 5. Interestingly the book was issued in 1939 from the town of the birthplace of Adolf Hitler, Braunau am Inn.
GERMAN WWII AREA POLICE COLLAR PATCHES. A pair of very finely Bevo woven collar patches, silver on wine red for the Geminde (Area Police).
GERMAN WWII ARMBAND AFRIKA CITATION. A standard paper A5 size citation for the Afrika armband, folded once and punch-holed at the top. Awarded to Obergefreiten Helmut Bock, who was part of the Stabakompanie/Pz.Gren.Rgt.125. This unit part of the 164th Afrika Light Division, with indelible pen signature of the Colonel and Regimental Commander.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A nice condition silver coloured 4 Year Armed Forces Long Service Medal with its watered blue silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES A FRAME ASSAULT BAG. Mint unissued condition assault bag for attaching to the A frame, olive drag canvas, all galvanised buttons complete, leather strapping complete and all ties.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BLACK LEATHER MAP CASE. An officers or NCO’s map case in the classic black pebbled leather. Good white stitching visible, all loops for belt fixing intact, all external pouches for pens and pencils present, measuring instruments, closing strap and buckle.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. A tropical coloured bread bag, absolutely mint condition, complete with all its black leather fittings with white stitching good and clear, complete with its long shoulder strap. All zeltbahn buttons complete.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CAVALRY BREECHES. An excellent pair of the leather thigh and seat lined breeches, constructed in the standard field grey material, thick construction, all nap remaining, unfortunately some moth in the crotch area which could be invisibly repaired and are excellent for display and use. Large size waist. All loops for the belt are fitted which are similar to the 44 pattern trousers. Cream cotton lining. fully size marked with the coding 'STR 44'.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE. A good service worn bronze example, beautiful depth of detail to the face side of the award including the hilt of the bayonet and the detail to the grenade. On the reverse side in raised relief the designer ‘Peekhaus’ and the manufacturer ‘A.G.M.u.K Gablonz’ all in raised relief, complete with its wide tapering pin, original hook pin and hinge.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN GOLD. A rare example of the Armed Forces Close Combat Bar in gold. Non maker marked, gold wash slightly subdued. The central plate is bright blued steel. On the reverse side wide fluted steel pin with original hook and hinge. The gold finish is thin to the central section at the rear of the reverse. Excellent research in the new work The German Close Combat Clasp of WWII by Thomas M. Durante shows on page 339 this exact example, quite unique in the fact that the central steel plate is held to the main body by 6 punched crimps. Further reading of this excellent work, particularly on pages 338, 339 pertaining to this example should be considered, every detail shown in his research conforms to this example.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN SILVER. Some traces of silver with some grey matt areas with its correct wide tapering pin, hook and hinge, marked ‘FLL’ within three circles on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES COMBAT GAITERS. A mint unissued pair of the green canvas with light brown leather fittings as issued to all troops wearing ankle boots.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. The silvering has subdued to a grey finish overall, solid construction, non maker marked with correct thick needle pin, original hook and hinge in place.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES KRIM SHIELD WITHOUT CLOTH SURROUND. A Krim Shield with its backing plate but without the Arm of Service colour material backing. One of the four pins present but detached from the main body of the shield.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES LONG SERVICE MEDAL 40 YEAR WREATH. A rare accessory being a mint unissued condition beautifully gilded with frosted edges, a set of oak leaves to fit to the ribbon of the Long Service Cross indicating 40 years service.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES LONG SLEEVE VEST. The vest worn by German forces in WWII, long sleeve, three button pullover top, all the buttons are of the zinc type with each cuff having a button.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES MESS TIN. A good condition aluminium mess tin completely undated, it could possibly be post war and ideal for the modern day re-enactor.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES PARADE BAYONET. A very nice condition parade bayonet with blade by Puma of Solingen. Both celluloid grips undamaged. Fitted for bayonet fixing with the clip and spring working correctly. Good nickel plating to the hilt and eagle’s head pommel. Much of the original black finish remaining to the scabbard with rust bleed showing through the paint.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES RUCKSACK. A typical large capacity backpack used by mountain troops and infantry. Made of typical olive canvas and linen fabric. RB to the rear mantel with elements of the webbing reinforcing being in the grey colour. Four extra carrying straps for mounting and laying extra stowage are still attached to the item.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES SLEEPING BAG. A rare item of equipment being the armed Forces possibly Lufwaffe blue grey sleeping bag, this would have a multiplicity of usage. An interestingly constructed item having a hood with a separate hood lining, six button up front to the waist level with a beautifully constructed DRP Ries zip. Two front exterior pockets with flaps buttoned down and two apertures, one on each side of the upper chest, both having ‘DRP’ marked Zipp nickel zips to allow the arms to have access whilst in the sleeping bag. The base of the sleeping bag also having an identical ‘DRP Zipp’ zip fitted. The exterior is in blue grey but can be reversed to white. Slight fading of colour, all buttons complete, no visible markings.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES SWORD HANGER. The nicely stitched leather sword hanger with its nickel sprung loaded attachment clip and its long shoulder canvas strap.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES TRUMPET BANNER. A most beautiful 54cm x 50cm trumpet banner, the face side having the most beautifully constructed hand chain stitched Third Reich eagle and swastika in silver with the wings to the eagle, the breast of the eagle, the wreath surrounding the central swastika and the edges of the swastika itself embroidered in black to illuminate the silver. All embroidered onto what was probably a white background of silk, which has toned to a cream colour over the years. The full fringing on both sides and the base is complete with its trumpet ties in three places to the top of the banner. On the reverse side is a most magnificent image of the Kreigsmarine war flag, which has been applied in a multi-layered fashion on red silk. The banner has no unit designation any where, it is a theory but only a theory that because of the use of the Kriegsmarine war flag on the reverse side that this could have some naval connotations and possibly a naval land based unit. We have had many trumpet banners over the past 40 years and normally naval based units have gold eagles laid on a blue background and this case a silver eagle on a white/cream background, which leads us to theorise that this could be a marine artillery or another land based naval unit. However the banner is in absolutely superb condition, there is no moth, damage or staining, it is at present double sided framed with a suspension cord.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES WEB A FRAME REPRODUCTION. A very good re-enactors copy of the German A frame, these desired pieces of equipment are normally in excess of £400, this very good copy offered as a consignment item to us.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER SIGNAL’S GROUPING. An interesting three award citations, soldbuch and wehrpass grouping to an Obergefreiten Werner Bahlke who served with 2./Panzer-Korps-Nachr.-Abt.43. These documents recently purchased direct from the family in the Hamburg area comprise his Armed Forces soldbuch, which has been strengthened, photograph removed, showing service through from 1941 to 1945. His wehrpass, second issue, which an attempt has been made on the cover to ink out the swastika but has failed, the other rubber stamp swastikas have been erased. Pass photograph of Bahlke in civilian dress. Award citations, all three are the standard A5 size citations folded once, slightly rough at the edges, comprising the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, awarded 30th January 1944, pencil signed by an unidentified General of Panzer troops. The Wound Badge in black, awarded 15th March 1945, also pencil signed but a Major and Unit Commander of the Signal’s unit and finally the Winter Medal in the East awarded August 1942 pen signed by an unidentified Oberleutnant and Unit Commander of the same unit. Accompanying the group is his allied issued certificate of discharge from the German Armed Forces. The discharge certificate gives his address as Kufstein in the Tirol area, eventually moved to the Hamburg area where his documents were recently sold.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of stitch-in army administration officers shoulder straps.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL’S CRUSHER CAP. A nice example of the army crusher cap to an administration official. Although not size stamped we estimate the cap at size 55. The main body of the cap is good with two minor pin hole moth nips to the crown. The insignia is of the correct Bevo woven officers flat wire variety, standard dark green centre band. Some minor moth nips on the very lower rear edge of the cap. Grey ersatz substitute leather paper sweatband, which is all complete and torn in two places. Gold lined with the remains only of the centre celluloid lozenge with original owner’s name of ‘Zizelmann’ to a small label tucked underneath what remains of the lozenge. The peak is not the complete crushable leather peak but is a foldable fibre.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS COLLAR PATCHES. An absolutely mint unissued set of beautiful gold bullion centred collar patches with grey underlay and green corded edges for an army specialist administrative officer. This example came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII ARMY AND/OR SS GREY WINTER PADDED SUIT. A good example of a matched worn set of the grey reversible to white winter padded anorak and trouser set. Service staining overall but no undue damage. Slightly discoloured white interior to the anorak and trousers. All of the buttons fitted are of the pebbled army style, only three remain to the closure on the anorak itself, there should be 10 in total, these can easily be sourced and replaced. The hidden adjuster waist belt for the anorak is in place.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN BRONZE GROUPING. Three citations and printed history of Obergefreiten Anton Utzmann, Anti Partisan badge in bronze, folded once, non punch holed, dated ‘1st January 1945’ as part of 1./PZ.GREN.Sturmbtl, ink signature of General Gustav Sehn. Iron Cross 2nd class citation dated ‘23rd May 1944’, once folded, non punch holed with pen signature of General of Infantry General Ernst Von Leyser, Commanding Officer of the 15th Mountain Troop Army Korps. Wound Badge in black A5 size, once folded, non punch holed, dated ’17.9.1944’, pen signature of Commanding Officer. During the latter part of the war the 15th Mountain Army Korps fought Communist Partisans in Croatia, at the war’s end this Korps surrendered to the British Army who on the 4th June handed Von Leyser and three other German Generals over to Tito’s Communist Forces who probably shot them without trial the following day. Accompanied by a short internet based history of the Mountain Korps.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY LEUTNANT'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of combat used subdued field grey Leutnant's stitch in shoulder boards with red underlay to fit the officers M.36 style tunic or can sometimes be found fitted to enlisted ranks tunics that were worn by officers. Stitch marks remain where removed from tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY M.36 SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for an M.36 tunic for an artillery man. Silk red piped, dark green centre.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS COLLAR PATCHES. A slightly oxidised matched pair of artillery officers combat uniform collar patches with stitches still remaining where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ASSAULT BOAT HELMSMAN A very nice piece of insignia being the green oval patch with silver embroidered anchor and steering wheel for a qualified Assault boat pilot.
GERMAN WWII ARMY BREAST EAGLE FOR HERRINGBONE TWILL TUNIC. The rather crude silver grey embroidered thread on canvas backing for fitting to the herringbone twill tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A good upper medium sized combat helmet with remains of its Normandy camouflage mainly to the lower areas of the shell, also the remains of the Army decal is visible. To the interior shell light surface corrosion has obscured the size stampings but we estimate this helmet to be a size 57. It is complete with its original 8 tongued liner, which has slightly solidified with its original drawstring, the name of ‘W.Rein’ with the number ‘31797’ is ink applied to the leather. The helmet is also with its original untouched chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CAMOUFLAGE OVER SMOCK. A very good example of the Army tan and water pattern camouflage over smock, generally used by specialist riflemen, it came in both a hooded and non hooded version, this is the non hooded version with neck closure via a drawstring. This example does not appear to have been used, there are some paint splashes which hopefully can be seen on our web images and there is one repaired tear in the back panel, the length of the tear being 17cms. Neatly in what appears to be a contemporary fashion otherwise all the original closure buttons are complete, good clear camouflage pattern, original period drawstring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S GROUPING. An incredibly rare uniform and clerical effects of a German Army Chaplain in the Chaplain’s original transit box, comprising a fabulous condition large size 57 officers saddle shaped visor cap, constructed in smooth ribbed material. Violet waffenfarbe around the crown and the upper and lower sections of the centre band, the main upper body of the cap, which includes the centre band and the main crown are totally free of moth with the exception of one section of the centre band having three moth nips, mainly on the side and reverse. To the lower base of the cap there are again three moth nips in the area below the dark green centre band and violet waffenfarbe. A matched silver wire woven national eagle and cockade with metallic national centre, chaplain’s cross set between the eagle and the cockade, standard officers silver cap cords and matching side buttons. To the interior wide mid tan leather sweatband has three small 1cm tears to the upper edge and some storage staining marks mainly in the forehead area. The leather sweatband is loose from the main body to a length of 8cms. The gold lining is excellent, complete with its centre celluloid lozenge in silver block the manufacturer’s name of ‘Pekuro’ which is the logo for the maker Peter Kupper, the remainder of the inner lining is superb. In the aperture allowing for a name label in the centre celluloid lozenge is a slip of card with the number ‘645’ attached, which interestingly matches the number ‘645’ stencilled on the outside of the Chaplain’s transit box. Officers quality four pocket tunic, deep turned back cuffs, insignia comprising the violet centred bullion wire collar patches with a lovely quality bullion wire woven officers breast eagle, which has been machine stitched in a cross hatched pattern through the tunic’s inner lining. To the left hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed is an enlisted ranks edelweiss patch, to the lower right hand sleeve is an Afrika with palms cuff band, Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the second buttonhole, loops for one award to the central pleat of the upper right hand pocket, five loops for a medium size medal ribbon bar. Austrian Salzburg tailor’s label attached to the inner section of the green silk lining. Accompanying the tunic and cap are a pair of the long tapered bottomed trousers constructed in Italian captured material, the trousers have seen some wear, there is no moth damage but wear in the crotch area and on the pocket edges that have flaps, the seat area having some minor staining. Wide officers brown belt, double pronged, with gold buckle, which is RZM marked. Chaplain’s armband of which the central Red Cross is beautifully woven into the white armband with a violet strip running the full circumference of the armband. Iron Cross 2nd class, Italian German Afrika medal, a large 9cms in length Gaelic style crucifix with a smaller bronze crucifix, field bible, a German Red Cross publication, a 1936 dated publication for the WWI War Veterans, one clerical embroidered item on violet background and a highly impressive and beautifully constructed silk and woven item of clerical clothing that can be worn over the head, some shredding to the right hand side. Lastly an excellent card mounted photograph measuring 23 x 17cms of the Field Chaplain himself, unfortunately not named on the image, on a Salzburg phogrphic studio mount, the Chaplain wearing officers M.43 cap, the chain of his cross can clearly be seen hanging around his neck with his Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon and the large double buckled belt are seen in the image, identical to the items listed here. The transit box is a standard issue German Army officers box, as previously stated numbered ‘645’ with the name ‘Goch’ stencilled to one side of the box, to the opposite side ‘Feldgeistlicher’ which translates in English to Chaplain. A highly unusual group, untouched since WWII with the name of ‘Goch’ available and the number, further research may? be obtainable.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S TUNIC. An ultra rare tunic for an army chaplain officer. The basic tunic is a police four pocket tunic in police green, the construction having two lower non bellows pockets, two upper breast pockets with central pleats, deep turned back cuffs, eight button front with skirted vent to the rear. The tunic is fitted with its totally original set of chaplain’s insignia being the violet based collar patches of the parade style with two rectangular violet 15 x 10cms patches, one to each upper sleeve. Attached to the sleeve but not sewn is a chaplain’s red cross centred and violet patched armband with the final accompaniment of an army officers breast eagle in silver bullion wire attached to the upper left breast of the tunic as the tunic is viewed. The tunic has suffered moth damage, which we have done our best to identify through our web images. An area of moth damage on the left hand barrel cuff and the right hand barrel cuff, an area behind the second buttonhole hidden by the closing flap and other scattered areas of the tunic. To the interior the tunic is fully lined in the issue cotton ribbed material, a hole has been tailored through the left hand side of the tunic for the hanging of a sword strap, as would have been worn if the tunic had been issued to a police official. The army officers breast eagle has been machine sewn completely through the tunic outer body and the lining, the only identifying stamps are the numbers ‘222’ to the inside of the tunic. The seam between the shoulders and the main body of the tunic have never been opened for the fitting of any other form of shoulder board and this is undoubtedly a police tunic taken from some sort of storage and issued to an army chaplain and has never been touched since. A rare item, even with the moth damage. We have had army chaplains tunics before but never seen the violet rectangular patches attached to the sleeves.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHEMICAL WARFARE TROOPS VISOR CAP. A very scarce waffenfarbe being the Bordeaux red piped waffenfarbe for Chemical warfare troops. A small size cap constructed in issue quality cloth, the only evidence of moth damage being one moth nip to the waffenfarbe above the national eagle, otherwise all nap good. An exact matching and aged set of national insignia, standard patent chinstrap with rounded edged buckles. Pigskin mid tan leather liner all complete and undamaged with wear use obvious in the forehead area. The remainder of the interior is lined in a lemon gold silk, which has been multi stitched in a lozenge form leaving the maker’s mark of an atlas of the world gold blocked behind the centre celluloid lozenge, we have encountered this maker before and they have always had the multi stitched style upper inner crown lining. On inverting the cap and looking at the join of the visor to the main body it would at first glance give the thought that the visor has been re-attached to the main body at some time in its life, this is not the case, the original pre-stitched holes to the body of the fibre peak have not been used and a further set of holes is up underneath the sweatband material. A rare colour waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN GOLD. A very rare example of the FLL marked Army Close Combat Bar in gold. At least 60% of the original gold finish remaining with slight rubbing to the highlights as can be seen on our web images. On the reverse side unfortunately the pin is broken half away along its length, complete with its central steel backing plate and clearly maker and designer marked in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DAGGER BY SHUTTLEHOFER. Shuttlehofer was one of the rarest makers of army dagger, blade excellent with good clear back to back prancing horse logo with the full name ‘Shuttlehofer’. Good finish to all other fittings, slight loss of plating to the top of the pommel, deep orange grip with two minor cracks close to the top pommel. Excellent condition scabbard, all screws present, one minor indentation to the reverse of the scabbard below the upper scabbard ring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DAGGER BY WKC. Superb blade with all cross grain polish remaining. Deep orange grip, which is totally crack free. The upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard all in the same degree of colour patination with a rather oxidised and slightly frayed portapee knot fitted.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET WITH WIRE COVER. A true barn find M.35 combat helmet that has faint traces of its twin decals remaining. As seen by our web images that the helmet has laid on its side, rust has flooded through, but with the remainder of the shell having much apple green finish remaining. One minor indentation to the crown near the forehead area. The remains of the twin decals can be seen. Also attached to the helmet is a wire frame at the base of the dome and at the top of the skirt, the frame for the addition of camouflage foliage or netting of some sort. The helmet has its original leather chinstrap, which is still supple. Faint stampings of the maker of the strap to the very tip, the date is there but is indecipherable. The interior liner as can be seen is dry and dusty from barn storage. It still has all of its original tongues. The stitching where the liner is held together at the rear has rotted causing the seam to split. A fascinating helmet of WWII.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. An ET64 shell M.35 double decal combat helmet, only faint traces of the apple green finish remaining to the skull, rust bleed in the steel through the paint to the remainder of the shell, however the Armed Forces twin decals are clear and visible as per our web images with abrasions as seen. The apple green paint has removed itself from all three of the liner retaining rivet heads, clearly stamped ‘ET64’ to the inner shell, with its original size ‘57’ stamped leather liner that has 8 tongues. The leather is good and supple with its original drawstring. The small portion of the chinstrap with its aluminium buckle still remains to the helmet. The aluminium liner band is dated ‘1939’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL M.35 COMBAT HELMET. ET62 shell, at least 60% of the original apple green paint remaining with some areas of rust bleeding through from the steel shell, which can be seen on our web images. Both decals good and clear with slight fading to the upper part of the national eagle and minor abrasions to the national tricolour. The paint to the liner retaining rivet heads has stayed intact, aluminium liner band with square edges to the strap posts. The interior 8 tongued liner all intact, leather supple, all tongues complete. Aluminium liner band dated ‘1938’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY EARLY OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A nice cut from roll Bevo woven white on dark green for the M.38 overseas cap
GERMAN WWII ARMY FELD BETRIEBSABTEILUNG CUFF BAND. A very good example, slightly shortened, of the rare Feld Betriebsabteilung officers cuff title. The central lettering is in a slightly subdued silver wire hand embroidery. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic. This item is French made, the paper backing for the title,s embroidery is strengthened by French Newspaper and the embroidery is of a French style A rare cuff title.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FELDHERRENHALLE CITATION PAIR. A pair of citations to Unteroffizier Johannes Schonfeld of 10./Gren.Rgt.MOT (Feldherrenhalle) the Iron Cross awarded the 9th March 1944, Major Commanding Regiment issue rubber stamp, punch-holed for filing. Infantry Assault badge in bronze dated 5th June 1944, some slight shredding to the edges, pen signature of the Major and Unit Commander. The Feldherrenhalle Division was an elite German Army division originally formed of SA members. In 1944 it was engaged in fighting around Narva, Vitebsk and Orscha.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FELDHERRENHALLE CITATIONS. Two rare citations to a Panzer Grenadier Franz Schroter of the 1./PANZ.AUF.KL.ABT.FELDHERRENHALLE. (1st Reconnaissance section of Division Feldherrenhalle). Iron Cross 1st class, standard A5 size, once folded, awarded 25th February 1944, issue rubber stamp and ink signature of the Colonel commanding the regiment, the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords citation standard form, once folded, A5 size with identical typing to the Iron Cross 1st class, Feldherrenhalle Division was an elite German Army division formed from original SA members, in early 1944 it was engaged in fighting around Vitebsk and Narva.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIELD POST INSIGNIA. An extremely rare set of insignia for the German Army Field Post being a set of insignia. in lemon yellow and green for the lowest rank of the Feldpost-Bote (Field Post Courier). The whole set has been removed from a tunic, stitches remaining. Heavy inter-twined wool with white metal FT Latin insignia fitted. Complete with the matching enlisted ranks collar patches, which are Bevo woven based on a rectangle of matching light green backing cloth with silk lemon yellow piping.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIELD POST SECRETARY’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of shoulder boards for a secretary within the German Army Field Post Service. Subdued grey exterior weave inter-twined with lemon yellow between the subdued grey with lemon yellow wool underlay with a further underlay of the Feldpost green wool colour. Aluminium Latin ‘FP’ affixed to each board. Minor moth nips to the reverse side. A rare set of shoulder boards.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FORTRESS NCO TRADE PATCH. Gothic ‘W’ in yellow on dark green backing cloth, very finely embroidered, from the Brian Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL LEUTNANT SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of stitch-in shoulder boards for an Army General Leutnant. Slight thinness of nap of cloth on the red underlay otherwise good overall.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL LEUTNANT SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition intertwined gold and silver bullion wrapped shoulder board on red base cloth, red slip-on tab complete with a gold button for display decoration. Large silver rank star.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL MAJOR’S GREATCOAT. A fabulous quality expertly tailored heavyweight greatcoat for an Army General Major. Standard configuration of two lower hip pockets at an angle, deep turned back barrel cuffs, false belt at the rear, dark green collar, a double row of six general side buttons. The false buttons on the right hand side are of a type with the shorter shank as they do not need to be used for a next layer of cloth to go through and are there purely as decoration. The closure buttons also of six rows, the buttons have longer shanks. Complete with its red collar interior facings, General Major’s celion and silver weave shoulder boards. One moth nip to the upper right hand shoulder close to the shoulder board, otherwise the coat is moth hole free, it does have some small areas of nibbles to the nap of the cloth but no other direct holes. To the interior the coat is fully lined in high quality grey silk, complete with an interior dagger hanger strap and a hole tailored through the right hand pocket lining, unfortunately the D ring on the strap is missing. A superb item of General’s uniform.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL MAJOR’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A service worn set of the full bullion gold and silver wire shoulder board for an Army General Major. Stitches remain where they have been removed from a tunic. Some slight shredding to the gold thread on one of the shoulder boards.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S CROSS STRAP. A lovely unused condition all leather cross strap with all of the fittings in the army style of pebbling, not political and all gilded indicating use for an Army General, complete with both belt loops with their gilded D rings.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S DAGGER STRAPS. A pair of service worn army dagger hanging straps attributed for Generals use. A good degree of the gilt wash remains to the floriated ‘DRGM’ marked belt clip, the two oak leaf adorned oval buckles, the faces of the sprung loaded clips and the two small runners all match with good gilt, some light wear to the brocade, green velvet backing good.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S TUNIC BUTTONS. A set of matched maker ‘Assmann’ marked buttons for a General’s tunic, all are of 20mm diameter, excellent gilt to the exterior.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GREEN HERRINGBONE TWILL SHOULDER BOARDS. A scarce set of shoulder boards for the army mid war produced herringbone twill combat tunic. Slip-on variety, golden yellow cavalry piping.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HBT SHORTS. A scarce pair of mint unworn condition HBT shorts, constructed in the same manner as the Afrika Korps shorts with a three pronged hidden belt to the waist band, two open side pockets, watch fob pocket, 6 button fly front, fully marked to the interior with all size stampings with the date 2/43.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HONOUR ROLL CLASP. A beautiful frosted gilt example of the Army Honour Roll clasp on its correct size ribbon with all four securing pins intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY JAGER ARM BADGE. A beautifully embroidered mountain green on dark green, with a rope ring light apple green border for wearing on the sleeves of the army jagers tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY JAGER ARM BADGE. A very nice mountain green on dark green machine embroidered Jager arm badge. Two light moth nips to the edge.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A size NS60 shell M.35 double decal combat helmet. The shell retains virtually all of its slightly darker shade of apple green indicating that it is probably a 38/39 produced helmet, which in fact coincides with the date on the totally original chinstrap fitted of 1938. Some scratches and abrasions as can be seen from our web images. The double decals are present with portions of the black, white and red tri-colour remaining and some rust and scratches across the centre of the Armed Forces decal. The 7 tongued liner stamped size ‘53’ all intact, the leather is supple, no breakages, with its original drawstring and its completely original chinstrap and matching aluminium buckle to the aluminium square edged strap posts and liner band.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.36 BEVO SILVER WIRE NCO’S BREAST EAGLE.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.36 NCO’S BREAST EAGLE. The early Bevo wire eagle on a light grey background fitted to a section of Reichswehr coloured uniform cloth. Some stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.36 STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS, MINT. A totally mint and unissued condition pair of very long legged M.36 trousers with a waist size of ‘41’. All nap present. No moth holes. Good bright colour to the interior heavy duty cotton lining. ‘Berlin’ marker stamped to the interior. These are a pair of the M.36 trousers that cannot be equalled.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.42 CAP EAGLE. The single cap eagle, Bevo woven grey on green for the M.42 overseas cap. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.43 FIELD CAP. A well worn model 43 cap. The green/gret wool has lost much of the nap of the cloth, the bevo triangular insignia is in good condition, machine factory applied. The cap is a large size possible 57 or 58 with artificail silk lining showing age and use through seat, no visible markings. Both pebble buttons present to the front.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MANS BUCKLE, TWO-PIECE. A nice condition two-piece constructed mans belt buckle. Good bright finish, minor rubbing to the breast of the eagle, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MANS GREATCOAT. A generally good lightly service worn condition army man’s greatcoat. The configuration is deep barrel cuffs, two lower angled pockets with flaps, double breasted. False belt at the back. The nap of the cloth is thin in parts but other parts are very good. All 12 buttons are original to the coat. Minor moth to the left hand sleeve. Fully lined in the most commonly encountered ribbed cotton lining, which is maker and size marked plus other coding marks including the number ‘40’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MARCHING BAND. 13 sawdust and glue figures. Five marked ‘Elastolin’, two marked ‘Lineol’, one marked ‘Armee’ and five unmarked figures all being various members of the band including the band leader. Generally in nice condition, some minor paint loss and splits, no overall pieces missing.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL NCO’S SLEEVE PATCH. A lovely condition beautifully yellow embroidered medical qualification patch with a heavy circlet of wire weave surrounding the central logo.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL NCO’S VISOR CAP. A generally nice condition nco’s saddle shaped visor cap, although non size marked, on test with estimate size 57 or 58. Officers quality construction, blue piping to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band. The set of insignia are of officers level, silver bullion eagle and cockade with an nco/enlisted mans chinstrap, one can presume that this nco had officers quality insignia fitted on attaining a high nco rank. Standard board peak. The interior sweatband is of the ersatz variety, it is all complete but torn in two areas. The upper inner lining is all in grey silk with a complete and undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with a retailer’s silver blocked marking of an eagle standing on what appears to be an urn. The original owner of this cap has placed some folded paper in the area between the sweatband and the main body of the cap for a snugger fit to the head.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL TRADE PATCH. Very nicely embroidered yellow medical Caduceus, from the Brian Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MOUNTAIN TROOP RARE MAKER CAP. The only other Company that patented an air vent system for the visor caps other than Erel was the Company of Herman Potthoff, this system is fitted behind the national cockade with holes to allow fresh air to vent through the back of the cockade into the main inner body of the cap. This example has excellent nap to the cloth, one small moth nip to the mountain green waffenfarbe at the rear of the cap, good thick heavy duty material. A matching national eagle and cockade, standard officers cap cords, standard visor, although not size marked we estimate the cap to be size 58 or 59. The sweatband is of the ersatz variety and is torn in one place behind the forehead. The remainder of the interior lining is in gold. The central lozenge has broken away but still clearly revealing the maker’s initials for HBC, then the lettering ‘frischluft’ (fresh air). One small 2cm length of the gold silk lining shot mainly underneath the rear overhang of the cap. Good high saddle shape. A fine mountain troopers cap by a rare maker.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MOUNTAIN TROOPERS BERGMUTZE. A very good service worn classic mountain troopers bergmutze having a beautiful profile, this classic hat has seen good service wear, no moth damage, high quality material, the area around the complete crown seam had changed colour probably through dampness through a combination of dampness and sweat. Complete with its Bevo woven T shaped insignia set of eagle and cockade, of which a combination of thread has been used in its original application. Two small pebbled aluminium buttons holding the side curtains again, one of these is dented. The cap is complete with its untouched metal edelweiss to the side, on lifting the edges of the edelweiss the colour difference below the insignia can clearly be seen. Standard short peak. To the interior the helmet is completely lined in gold with sweat staining to the crown with a full circumference ersatz sweatband, to which some of the imitation leather covering is flaking away. Although not size stamped we estimate the cap to be size 57.
GERMAN WWII ARMY NCO BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. The very nice quality Bevo woven army breast eagle, pre stitched onto a section of dark green uniform cloth, mainly found on the M.36 tunic and the parade tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY NCO BREAST EAGLE. A nice silver wire NCO breast eagle on light grey backing laid onto a section of grey green uniform cloth.
GERMAN WWII ARMY NCO TRANSPORT UNIT SOLDBUCH. A good condition army soldbuch, fully filled out. The pass photograph stapled to the interior of the front cover is excellent, it is of a larger size than normal, it shows the recipient wearing his model 36 NCO’s uniform with NCO rank pips clearly visible to the shoulder boards, collar patches, breast eagle and wearing to the second buttonhole the ribbon for the Iron Cross of 1939 on the 1914 ribbon. Page 4 shows all of its units, which mostly include transport units, much record of service, virtually every page is filled with much detail. The soldbuch first dated ‘August 1939’ and last dated ‘February 1945’, he served virtually the whole length of WWII. The award of the bar to the WWI Iron Cross clearly visible on page 22. A good soldbuch with excellent photograph.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OBERGEFREITER SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Twin lengths of V section litzen on dark green backing cloth for the M.36 tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OBERSCHUTZ DRILL UNIFORM PATCH. The Oberschutz patch on herringbone twill light tan material for the work uniform, from the Brian Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. The standard circular army officers belt buckle that was used mainly on the brocade belt but occasionally can be seen on an all leather combat service belt. Complete with one fixed keeper.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS BEVO WIRE CAP INSIGNIA SET A nice matching set of silver wire Bevo insignia for the old style crusher cap. Stitches and stitch holes remain where the set has been removed from a visor cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A nice condition silver on dark green officers breast eagle. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS BREECHES. A beautiful near mint set of army officer’s breeches with double strengthened seat. No moth damage or staining in the mid grey colour.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS BREECHES. A very nice pair of semi heavy ribbed officers breeches, no moth damage, two side angled pockets, small watch fob pocket. Three moth holes in the seat area otherwise excellent, two rear pockets with flaps. To the waist two adjustable side straps. All of the brace attachment buttons marked ‘Deutsche Mode’, all of the fly buttons original. To the base of the legs the 13 eyelets still have their original strung style lace attached. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. Very nice silver wire bullion weave, attached to the wreath the central multi coloured cockade, green backing cloth, some light moth to the area surrounding the central cockade.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAP EAGLE. A wire woven eagle for the officers visor cap, some minor oxidisation, stitches remain where removed from a cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAP EAGLE. An oxidised bullion wire woven army officers cap eagle. Mint unissued condition, still on its paper backing with the majority of the wire slightly oxidised.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAVALRY BREECHES. A nice set of breeches constructed from the captured Italian cloth, complete with leather thigh inserts. Some minor staining to the breech area. Waistband size ‘40cm’ complete with zip closure to the base of the breeches. Ideal for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. A magnificent full length blade with all its cross grain finish remaining, virtually mint bright. Good deep Eickhorn logo picked out in grey which sets beautifully against the bright finish of the blade. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard match absolutely perfectly. Good toned finish overall. Deep casting to all of the details of the fittings. The orange grip is excellent with two very minor hair line cracks at the base where fitted to the lower grip ring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS. Excellent blade by P.D.Lunschloss of Solingen with all cross grain finish remaining. The finish to the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard generally good, the cross guard has toned to a semi matt grey where the scabbard has still much blue patination. The white grip has one minor crack and nick to the celluloid covering over the wood to the left hand side. Complete with a set of the deluxe hanging straps, brocade good, fittings slightly dull.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A good clean army officers dagger with the blade by Robert Klaas of Solingen. Some minor abrasions to the blade but with much cross grain finish remaining. All of the fittings, which include the upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour and condition. Deep orange grip. One small chip to the area of the lower grip where it fits to the lower ring, one indentation to the lower front of the scabbard.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A non maker marked magnificent condition army officers dagger, the blade is full length with all its original cross grain finish, which is mint bright. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all match and toned to beautiful blued hue. Complete with its orange grip, which is totally undamaged with no cracks. Good deep casting to all the fittings. A very high quality piece.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DOUBLE CLAW BELT. Nice condition, good mid brown colour, complete with its correct pebbled rectangular double pronged buckle. Unfortunately missing its runner. Faint traces of an owner’s name applied to the interior. Good large size.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS M.43 FIELD UPGRADED CAP. A possibly size 55 M.43 cap that has been issued to an enlisted man or NCO and then field upgraded to officer rank by the addition of silver waffenfarbe to the crown. No moth damage or staining. All nap to cloth good, complete with its original Bevo woven separate eagle and national cockade. Double button front. The interior cotton satin lining showing considerable wear use in the forehead area.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. A good example of the grey fluffy wool material side cap for an officer. Size 57. Silver waffenfarbe to the crown and lower scallop. Fitted with its correct Bevo woven flat silver wire eagle on green backing with matching heavy bullion wire cockade. The interior is fully lined in maroon silk.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS PARADE BELT. An extremely good condition silver and green large size officers parade belt. 125cms in length. Beautiful brocade with both silver and green runners. Green velvet backing with its aluminium officers belt buckle, which is Assmann & Sohn marked.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS REMOVABLE BREAST EAGLE. The very wide winged removable all metal breast eagle for the summer uniform retaining virtually all of its original silvering, complete with its pin, hook, catch and uniform steadying hook to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OR LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SILVER CAP CORD. A nice condition silver cap cord, slightly toned, fully extended use 31cm.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OR SS OFFICERS BREECHES. A good pair of the ribbed material field grey officers breeches for a large wearer. Some service wear obvious but no stains, moth or damage. Long legs. Twin side pockets, non flapped, one watch fob pockets with flap, unbuttoned. Both leg side zips present, one with the zip puller missing.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER ENLISTED MAN’S COLLAR PATCHES. An absolutely mint set of pink centred Bevo woven collar patches, which are laid on a rectangle of dark green uniform cloth for fitting to the M.36 army combat uniform. Totally unissued.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER GRENADIER OBERLEUTNANT’S INSIGNIA. A rare set of insignia being the light apple green wool based stitch-in shoulder boards of an Oberleutnant in Panzer Grenadier Regiment 74. Good gilt to the regimental numbers and to the Oberleutnant’s rank pip. No moth damage to the apple green underlay. Complete with its matching set of officers apple green silk centred collar patches with silver bullion wire central construction laid on a rectangle of dark green uniform cloth. A rare set. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER HAUPTMANN’S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. A superb service worn matched pair of stitch in shoulder boards for an army Panzer Hauptmann of standard construction for stitch in style. Pink wool underlay standard exterior subdued weave, the two lower rank pips for when the wearer was originally an Oberleutant match completely. Both gothic style Panzer letter ‘P’s match in colour, consistency and design. There is a slight difference in the two further rank pips added when the wearer was promoted to a Hauptmann.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER HAUPTMANN’S STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition silver bullion shoulder board, stitch-on style. Standard pink underlay, gilt good to both rank pips and the central gothic ‘P’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER LEHR DIVISION CITATION AND SOLDBUCH SET. Three citations and part of soldbuch to Unteroffizier Werner Bauernfeind, comprising standard pre printed citation, folded once for the Iron Cross 2nd class, awarded 9th October 1944 to Regiment 2./PZ.Gren.Lehr/RGT.901. Pen signed by General of Infantry Dr. Franz Beyer. This is a Normandy award. Wound Badge in black, standard A5 pre printed to the same regiment dated ‘16th September 44’ with doctor’s ink signature. Another award for Normandy. A5 pre printed citation, folded once with slightly ragged edges for the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, dated ‘30th January 1944’ ink signature of the General commanding the 4th Army Korps. The soldbuch virtually all pages missing, excellent photograph still intact of the recipient in army M.36 uniform.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER M.36 COLLAR PATCHES. A used set of Bevo woven panzer pink centred collar patches laid onto a section of dark green uniform cloth with stitches remaining where they have been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER M.42 NCO’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for the M.42/43 tunic, with matching uniform cloth. Wool pink piped. Silver NCO lace to the board. Complete with its slip-on tab, which is lined in a grey cotton.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER MANS COLLAR PATCHES. A nice service worn set, as removed from a tunic, Bevo woven collar patches with panzer pink centres, green backing cloth base. Stitches still visible where removed from a tunic, there is traces of glue on the reverse side where they have been glued to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER OBERLEUTNANT’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER STRAP. A nice condition subdued grey lace with pink underlay, complete with its pink slip-on tab. Good gilt to the gothic ‘P’ and single Oberleutnants rank pip.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A cut from roll grey on black Bevo woven eagle for the Panzer Army black overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER ENLISTED MANS OR NCO’S VISOR CAP. A size ‘57’ stamped visor cap in the tellerform, early pre war ribbed material construction, standard dark green centre band, black piping for pioneer/engineer units. A matched set of national eagle and cockade. Standard patent chinstrap with square edged buckles. No moth damage anywhere on the cap. To the interior wear use is evident, the mid tan sweatband all in place without damage, the remainder of the interior is lined in the russet brown heavy cotton material, which is stamped size ‘57’ to the very centre of the crown. On folding back the sweatband reveals a very big ink stamp of the maker ‘K.H.Flauber, Minden, Westfalia’ with a clear date of ‘1938’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER MANS GREATCOAT EPAULETTES. A set of the slightly longer epaulettes for an army pioneer mans greatcoat. Black silk waffenfarbe, standard field grey centre, complete with both of the slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER MANS SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued pair of black Pioneer piped shoulder boards, slip-on, all field grey construction, mid war period.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER NCO’S GREATCOAT SHOULDER BOARD. The slightly longer shoulder board, slip-on style for a Pioneer NCO’s greatcoat. One moth nip, slight oxidisation to the tress.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER NCO’S TUNIC. An early style tunic, black piped to the front closure flap of the tunic, 8 buttons, two upper pockets with curved flaps and central pleats, two lower pockets angled with hidden pockets, dark green collar, a set of really nice padded parade style black based collar patches, stitch-in black piped pioneer dark green shoulder boards with training school letter gothic ‘L’ embroidered to the boards with number ‘2’ below with nco candidate lace at the base of the boards. A nice quality nco’s stitched on silver on green breast eagle, double litzen nco rank patch to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is worn, an Iron Cross 1st class WWI and a 1935 Third Reich awarded War Honour Cross medal ribbon with its crossed swords motif missing. Deep barrel cuffs. The tunic has suffered from moth overall, there are two moth holes to the central back panel, two above the bottom left hand front pocket, one large moth hole to the underarm left hand side close to the main body of the tunic, two small moth holes close to the upper right front pocket, also a scattering to both deep turned back cuffs. Green silk lining. Munster tailor’s label remaining, which is slightly shredded.
GERMAN WWII ARMY RADIO OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. A mint unissued condition but slightly mothed to the nap of the cloth radior operators army trade patch from the B.L.Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII ARMY REGIMENT 107 STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on shoulder board for the M.36 tunic, green centre, white infantry piping with chain stitch ‘107’ to the centre.
GERMAN WWII ARMY RIFLEMAN. An unidentified maker of a sawdust and glue figure, the army figure firing his rifle, unfortunately the fore end of the rifle has broken away.
GERMAN WWII ARMY RUCKSACK WITH LEATHER FITTINGS. Armed Forces rucksack in excellent condition. All leather fittings with white stitching good and clear. Two outer pockets.
GERMAN WWII ARMY RUCKSACK WITH WEB FITTINGS. The olive drab army rucksack with tropical web fittings. Two outer pockets, all with their correct web fittings. Virtually unused condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SHORT MODEL DRESS BAYONET. A nice condition blade by Robert Klass, mint bright. The hilt fitted for bayonet fixing. Undamaged grips. Complete in its original scabbard, which has some paint loss.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SIGNALS CRUSHER CAP. A very nice large size approximately 58 old style crusher cap constructed in Melton cloth, some minor moth tracking to the crown, also moth tracking to the overhang of the cap where the body meets the dark green centre band. Lemon yellow piping, standard Bevo woven officers eagle and national cockade, soft crushable leather peak. The mid tan leather sweatband all in place with evidence of minor wear use. The silk inner lining in the forehead area has shredded. The inner crown has its original non maker marked centre celluloid lozenge in place with evidence around the crown area of wear use. A nice cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SIGNALS NCO’S VISOR CAP. A very nice officer quality high saddle shaped visor cap, the cap is marked size ‘56’ to the inner sweatband. The upper body is constructed in very fine officers quality material, the crown is piped in lemon yellow for signals as is the upper and lower dark green centre band. A nice matching set of stamped aluminium national eagle, wreath and central cockade. Fitted with an nco’s patent leather oval buckle to the chinstrap, two black side buttons, standard front peak with light tan interior. No moth damage anywhere on the cap. The interior is in standard issue quality, an undamaged mid tan to brown wide leather sweatband, which shows evidence of wear use. The upper inner crown is lined in russet brown silk. The remaining inner sides of the cap unlined, with a complete celluloid centre lozenge with the silver blocked wording ‘STIRNDRUCKFREI DEUTSCHES REICHSPATENT’. The orange forehead cushion originally in he cap has solidified with evidence of the material still within the cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SOLDBUCH AND WEHRSTAMMBUCH. An unusual pairing being the original soldbuch carried by the soldier in service belonging to Josef Seiler. The soldbuch is wrapped in protective greaseproof paper, there is a photograph of Josef Seiler to the inner cover wearing the M.42/43 tunic, hatless plus two small photographs in civilian clothing. He served in Grenadier Regiment 379 and 392 in the Infantry Gun Companies of both regiments, awarded the Black Wound Badge December 1943 after being wounded in Finland. His wehrstammbuch, which is his military service record book held at Unit Headquarters also contains extensive service records showing him having served in north Finland, September 1942 to May 1944. A highly interesting double document set, normally either the soldbuch on its own or the wehrstammbuch on its own are available to collectors, this is a rare pairing.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SONDERFUHRER VISOR CAP. A scarce cap to obtain are the caps and uniforms of the Sonderfuhrers, these were specialist officers within the Wehrmacht and wore distinctive caps, set apart from the standard cap of the Wehrmacht. Normal construction, high saddle shape, nice quality ribbed material with an administration green piping but having the feature of a grey centre band instead of the normal dark green. This is the only feature on the cap that sets it aside as a Sonderfuhrer. Complete with a nice matched set of stamped aluminium national eagle and cockade. A set of wire woven cap cords with silvered pebbled side buttons. One minor moth nip to the green waffenfarbe to the upper right hand side of the national eagle and one at the rear overhang. The cap is approximately size 56 or 57, it is Erel produced, the mid tan leather sweatband is all intact with evidence of minor wear use, undamaged. The inner upper lining is in a green silk or satin with the full ‘Erel Sonderklass’ trademark, although rather dull, underneath the undamaged celluloid lozenge. To the left hand wing of the eagle the fitting pin to the hat is present but has broken away from the main body of the eagle however the eagle is in place at the correct angle.
GERMAN WWII ARMY STANDARD-BEARER’S BEVO WOVEN ARM PATCH. One of the most attractive and largest items of Bevo weave insignia for the Armed Forces is the standard-bearer’s arm patch produced in all different colours for different Arms of Service, this is with white flags for Infantry. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY STRETCHER-BEARER, PATIENT AND NURSE SET. Four figures and one stretcher all constructed in the classic sawdust and glue, the two stretcher-bearers are of different manufacture, one is ‘Elastolin’, the other bearer is ‘Schusso’ with unfortunately one broken hand. A lying wounded figure with bandaged arm and foot and an attending nurse with unmarked base and including the white linen centred stretcher in a metal frame.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TENO MEMBERS ARM BADGE. A beautifully Bevo woven in silver on green insignia for a member of the Teno while serving with the German army. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TRANSPORT NCO’S PARADE TUNIC AND TROUSERS. An extremely nice and good sized parade tunic for an oberfeldwebel in the 24th Supply Regiment. Good quality material, only one moth hole at the front of the lower right sleeve as the tunic is viewed. All of the piping, which includes the edge of the collar, front of the tunic, edge of the cuffs, underlay of the shoulder boards and collar rank all in the very light blue bordering on dove grey for supply units. All tress bright, both Eastern Front and War Service Cross ribbons to the 3rd buttonhole. The tunic is fitted with an officers heavy bullion wire woven eagle, complete with its correct grey trousers with the supply light blue strip down each side of the outside leg.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TRANSPORT OBERSTLEUTNANT TUNIC SHOULDER BOARDS. A very nice pair of mint unissued condition oberstleutnant’s shoulder boards with large gilded rank stars of the style and size normally encountered on officers of general rank shoulder boards. Standard subdued intertwined silver lace with light blue Supply Department backing cloth. Complete with a matched set of screw-in tunic buttons. This item came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TRANSPORT OBERSTLEUTNANT’S REGIMENT NO.6 SHOULDER STRAP. A single stitch-on shoulder board, light blue underlay for transport units, two rank pips for Regiment No.6.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPHELM TRI-COLOUR SHIELD. A good red silver and black metallic shield with all three fixing prongs. Assmann marked to the reverse for the Army trophelm.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL BUCKLE WITH WEB TAB. A possibly unissued olive drab all stamped one piece steel buckle, ‘1940’ dated with its original webbing tab. Some paint finish rubbed through to the edges otherwise excellent condition,any tropical items dated 40 are rare it illustrates that the German High commannd had already anticipated the need to send units to North Africa , history tells us that Germany only invaded North Africa when coming to the aid of Mussolini after he ran into trouble against British forces in 1941, we have previousley owned at least 2 tropical tunics dated 40
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL WATER BOTTLE. A beautiful water bottle having felt body. The drinking cup is maker coded ‘GYM’ with all the original paint remaining. Complete with its web cradle and metal connecting clip.
GERMAN WWII ARMY UNIVERSAL COLLAR PATCHES. The universal dark green on grey Bevo woven collar patches, this set as removed from a tunic with stitches still remaining.
GERMAN WWII ARMY WEHRPASS TO A DIEPPE DEFENDER. A standard army wehrpass issued on the 21st February 19?? To a soldier born in 1909. Pasge 12 showing all of his unit services, showing that on the 19th August 1942 he was serving with the 2./Jager Bataillon 2 in the defence of Dieppe. This was the famous raid by the allies comprising mainly of Canadian forces, which ended in disaster. After Dieppe the soldier was transferred to Russia where he was killed on the 1st March 1943. Page 32 shows an annotation of his service in Dieppe. Pass photograph wearing civilian dress. A comprehensively filled out wehrpass for an historical action.
GERMAN WWII ARMY WEHRPASS TO RUSSIAN SCHUTZ KORPS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued to Leo Schonwalder who was a Volks Deutsche Czech serving on its German staff. The unit was formed in 1941 from White Russians living in Yugoslavia who had left Russia after the revolution. It mainly fought against Tito’s communist partisans. He was killed on the 8th October 1941 probably in action against Soviet forces near Ripanj in Serbia. Pass photograph in civil dress together with his killed in action citation dated 8th January 1945, signed by Company Hauptmann. Very rare unit wehrpass.
GERMAN WWII ARMY/WAFFEN SS OFFICERS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A good long pair with good upper medium size waist set of the Armed Forces straight leg trousers constructed from the Italian captured material. Absolutely superb condition, no moth damage, complete with turn-ups, two side pockets, one rear hip pocket with waist adjusters. Beautifully lined.
GERMAN WWII ARMY/WAFFEN SS RUBBERISED COAT. Constructed in exactly the same manner as the greatcoat, this double breasted rubberised garment with false belt at the back was very popular amongst army and Waffen SS officers, this is shown profusely worn in many images. Complete with all its removable buttons, two angled lower side pockets, false deep barrel cuffs, loops for shoulder boards with one of the shoulder board retaining buttons missing. A hole is tailored through the lower left hand pocket for the threading of the sword or dagger hanger, also there is an internal hanger with a D ring for the same. Some colour changes over the garment where it has faded.
GERMAN WWII ARNEM PARATROOPER PAPERWORK GROUP. A rare group of three documents belonging to Ober Gefreiter Adolf Harms who was a member of the heavy unit of the paratrooper rocket launcher unit. S.Fallsch.Werfer-Abt.21. All three documents A5 size, all have been folded. The Iron Cross 2nd Class is heavily stained. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation awarded 28th September 1944, Wound Badge in silver awarded 25.9.1944, to 2./Schw.Fall.Werfer-Abt.22. He was awarded the Wound Badge in silver for one wound indicating he must have lost a limb. Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Badge awarded 16th April 1943 to Adolf Harms, then serving with 1./Flakschw.Abt.198.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY GREATCOAT AND TUNIC SHOULDER STRAPS. Two shoulder straps, probably from the same soldier on capture being red silk piped shoulder boards, both slip-on, one greatcoat length, one tunic length, the greatcoat length has had the end of its tab cut away. Both mid to late war with field grey centres.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY LATE WAR SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of the earth brown centred shoulder boards with subdued NCO tress produced without backing material, just a single strip of rayon running the length of the board and to include the slip-on tab. Some degrading of the subdued lace but good for the late war tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY MANS HOT SHELL CASE GLOVES. A good pair of the sacking and heat resistant lined mittens for the handling of hot shell cases. RB numbered to the interior with Roman numeral size mark ‘II’.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY NCO TUNIC INSIGNIA GROUP. A group of insignia removed from one tunic of an artillery NCO. Standard M.36 slip-on boards, red wool piping, NCO lace, twin rank pips indicating the rank of Oberfeldwebel. Complete with their matching Bevo woven artillery red centred collar patches set on sections of dark green uniform cloth, which have suffered from moth slightly and finally an NCO ordnance technician yellow gothic letter on dark green uniform backing with a run of silver lace surrounding the insignia.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. An absolutely mint unissued pair of stitch-in artillery leutnant’s shoulder boards, very high quality red underlay with subdued wartime grey weave. This example came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII ASERBAIDSCHAN PRINTED VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Aserbaidschan volunteer arm shield with the German Forces in WWII. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT FRAME BAG. Excellent condition assault frame bag complete with all its leather fitments, metal eyelets, canvas attachment tabs to fit into the A frame.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT GUN OR M43 TROUSERS. A beautiful pair of assault gunner’s or M.43 trousers tailor made from captured Italian cloth. The trousers are in most superb condition, no moth damage or staining, each pocket having pocket flaps and a very unusual feature being the pocket bags and the waist lining all constructed from zeltbahn material.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT GUN PAPER GROUPING. A scarce Army Assault Gun grouping of citations. Single semi hard card Iron Cross 2nd class citation, pre printed, A5 size to Unteroffizier Willi Dombach of the 2./Sturmgesch./Abt.209. Award date ‘5th September 1943’ with light pen signature of the Unit Commander. Pre printed A5 size lightweight citation for the General Assault Badge dated ‘18th August 1943’ to the same unit. Pen signed by Unit Commander Major Simoiski, non folded, non punch holed. Standard A5 size pre printed citation, non punch holed, non folded, by now promoted to Leutnant Willi Dombach, 14th October 1943, pen signature. Award for the East Front Medal with unidentified Oberst’s signature. Complete with three private photographs showing recipient and colleagues all in assault gun wrap over tunics.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT GUNNERS PAPER GROUPING. Iron Cross 2nd class A5 size citation, non folded, non punch holed to Funker Wilhelm Putz of Signals Unit 195 dated ‘23rd November 1941 with ink signature of General Leutnant Von Armin commander of the 96th Infantry Division. A5 size citation non folded, non punch holed for the Infantry Assault Badge to Wilhelm Putz dated 18.1.1942 with an unidentified Oberst ink signature. A field produced citation for 25 General Assault Badge, non folded, non punch holed to the 1./Sturmgeschutz-Brigade 279, dated ‘6th December 1944 with pencil signature of the Unit Company Commander, at this time the unit was fighting in East Prussia. A 1938 A5 citation to Putz while serving in the RAD, his RAD Arbeits book with entries. Iron Cross 1st Class A5 size citation, once folded, once punch holed to Putz while serving with Grenadier Regiment 428 dated 1st April 1945 with ink signature of General Leutnant Von Rappard.
GERMAN WWII BAHNSCHUTZ TUNIC ARM EAGLE. Mint unused condition grey machine embroidered thread on railway blue uniform backing cloth. This arm eagle came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII BAHNSCHUTZPOLIZEI CUFF TITLE. A very scarce cuff title of the Third Reich worn by a BZP Oberzugfuhrer, the army equivalent rank of this is Leutnant. Full length, lovely condition.
GERMAN WWII BALTIC CROSS. A good example of the Freikorps award, various scratches to the white metal cross front, complete with its original pin back construction.
GERMAN WWII BATTLESHIP SCHARNHORST NAVAL CAP TALLY. Slightly shortened to one side.
GERMAN WWII BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ CITATIONS. Two citations plus one further on board produced document awarded to Mechanikersobergefreiten Piontek, semi hard card A5 citation to the Iron Cross 2nd class dated ‘20th April 1944’ this probably relates to service after the British aerial attack on the 4th April 44, semi hard card A5 citation, much faded after being framed Fleet badge to Piontek on the battleship Tirpitz. A slightly larger than A5 size printed citation for the Tirpitz crossing the Arctic Circle, produced on board thr Tirpitz and hand coloured showing an outline of the Tirpitz and Northern Norway, dated 12th March 1943, this relates to the Tirpitz role in attacking British convoys to Russia.
GERMAN WWII BERGKAUKASIEN ARM SHIELD. A beautiful Bevo Wuppertal woven Bergkaukasien arm shield worn by Crimean Tarters serving with the German Armed Forces in WWII.
GERMAN WWII BEVO WOVEN EDELWEISS BADGE. The edelweiss badge worn on the sleeve of mountain troopers uniforms. Cut from roll, unused condition.
GERMAN WWII BEVO WOVEN EDELWEISS BADGE. Cut from roll, unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII BLACK BREECHES. A pair of good large size breeches which are constructed in the identical material to the Allgemeine SS uniforms, however these breeches have no identifying label, they are definitely WWII, but could have been worn by either the NSKK, the NSBO, the Allgemeine SS and any other organisations that would have worn black breeches. They are in excellent condition, all buttons for brace and fly intact. Standard watch fob pocket, two angled hip pockets without flaps, waist adjuster at the rear with one rear pocket. Waist size approximately 34 inches and would be ideal for mannequin.
GERMAN WWII BLACK BREECHES. A pair of heavy wool black breeches, more than likely NSKK or NSBO or any other organisation that would have worn black breeches. Allgemeine SS uniforms very rarely had standard plain wool. 40cm small waist. One moth nip close to the crotch otherwise good with all nap of cloth good. This is a small size waist, we would advise that we do not sell items by size for wearing and do not offer refunds for any item if unable to fit, these are for display only.
GERMAN WWII BLACK BREECHES. A good condition pair of black riding breeches, these are identical in construction material as the Allgemeine SS uniform being of the ribbed style. There are no labels identifying the organisation, they could possibly be NSKK or even NSBO however they would suit an Allgemeine SS tunic. Two angled upper pockets with button down flaps, watch fob pocket, loops for a waist belt, the loops are wide enough to take a standard German leather belt and buckle, twin hip flap pockets with buttons, standard civilian type lining material, medium size waist. No damage or staining.
GERMAN WWII BLUE WEB MP40 POUCH. An absolutely super lightly combat used left hand side example of the MP40 pouch, produced in the dark blue grey canvas throughout with a pocket to the side for a loading tool. To the rear the belt mounting loops are of brown pebbled leather with '42' stamping manufacturer's marks as well as waffen amt. The D ring strap is of a heavy course webbing material. Interestingly the front closure straps appear to have been blackened at the time, probably using polish to subdue them somewhat. The overall condition is excellent with highlighting to the corners, the stitching throughout is a beautiful contrasting cream on white colour and the whole pouch is damage free.
GERMAN WWII BOOK 'UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1900-1918' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. Volume 1 of this huge work by Johan Somers consisting of hundreds of excellent black and white images as well as period uniforms plates taken from the original Ruha publications. In super used condition with just tiny nicks to the outer jacket.
GERMAN WWII BRANDENBURG DIVISION GROUPING. A rare paperwork grouping of the Brandenburgers, comprising Iron Cross 2nd class citation, standard A5 form, folded once awarded to Unteroffizier Otto Jarosch of the 9./JG.-RGT.2 Brandenburg, dated ‘11th March 1945’ facsimile signature of the General Major of the division Schulte Heuthaus. Wound badge in black, standard A5 sized citation, folded once, to the same recipient, dated ‘2nd February 1945’ for the Wound badge in black signed by Unit Doctor of the 2nd Jager Battalion, Brandenburg. The rare soldbuch in good condition with photo pass head and shoulders, hatless, wearing M.43 uniform. Entry for his joining the 2nd Jager Regiment Brandenburg, stamped for his being in Regiment Brandenburg from the 15th August 1939, a full list of his awards, War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, East Front medal, Krim Shield, drivers badge in bronze, General Assault badge, Iron Cross 2nd class, black Wound badge. Also enlisted is an army telegram recording him to his unit. He was wounded in March 1945 and subsequently transferred to replacement unit, therefore avoiding being captured by Russians. The Brandenburg unit was first formed as a German version of the British SAS and before the latter was created. It was a highly secret unit operating behind enemy lines often in enemy uniforms and using enemy weapons and vehicles. One of its operations was a seizure of the Crimea, hence the award of the Krim Shield to this man, in September 1944 he passed from the control of the army’s intelligence section the Abwehr and became a Panzer Grenadier division fighting on the Eastern Front and on the Oder east of Berlin.
GERMAN WWII BRAUNSCHWEIG ENAMEL DAY BADGE. A very nice large enamelled Day badge, Braunschweig 18th/19th of November 1933. some slight damage to the red enamel to centre, complete with its pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII BREAD BAG STRAP. A mint unissued olive drab canvas bread bag strap dated ‘1943’ RB numbered.
GERMAN WWII BRITISCHE KRIEGSHEER. The first and second volumes published in February 1944, secret document books published by the Ober Kommander Des Heer on the Order of Battle of the British and Commonwealth Armies. Each book is marked ‘Gehein (secret), the first book having 464 pages listing the complete list of Generals of the British, Canadian, Australian, Indian and Polish Army Corps, the divisional structure right down to regimental level. Volume 2 117 pages of the badges and insignia many in colour of the Army Corps, Divisions, Brigades and regimental insignia of the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South Africa and Indian Army Corps. A beautiful set of previously secret German documents highly interesting for the modern day researcher.
GERMAN WWII CAMOUFLAGE LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER HELMET. A rare Luftwaffe paratrooper helmet having very faint either batch or size markings to the inner rear skirt. On test the helmet liner appears to be size 55 or 56. The exterior shell with excellent camouflage finish of tan and green, possibly a pattern used in Sicily or Southern Italy. Some minor abrasions to the finish as can be seen to our web images. Standard spanner bolt fixing for the liner. The strapping system is in perfect condition with all male/female adjuster studs present and working correctly with its roller buckle. All of the stitches to the strapping system good and strong and workable. The inner liner has suffered from probably what is known as American red rot, photographs show clearly the rot that has occurred with evidence of an earlier collector repair to hold pieces together. In a modern environment within Europe this will not deteriorate.
GERMAN WWII CARVED WALKING STICK. Based on the famed Wolchow stick pattern this hand made wooden walking stick belonging to a member of a Luftwaffe field division. The handle in a stylised eagle’s head with tail, the shaft with floral decoration with a Luftwaffe glider qualification badge at the base and to the reverse side insignia of what appears to be the 16th Luftwaffe Field Division, at the base of that section of floriate work are dates in 1945 indicating various actions. Condition:
GERMAN WWII CASED IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. A beautiful example of a 2nd class Iron Cross with all of its silver frosting remaining. Fitted into a Knights Cross style presentation case with the extra section of ribbon for applying to the second buttonhole of the uniform, folded and tucked under a black silk strip to the upper inner silk lid. The silk that covers the metallic hinge between the lid and base has shredded slightly. To the exterior the condition is excellent.
GERMAN WWII CAVALRY CRUSHER CAP. A good example of the Alter Art visor cap commonly known amongst collectors as the crusher cap, produced in nice quality Melton material with some very minor moth tracking to the crown, only two moth holes on the green centre band. Golden yellow waffenfarbe, correct silver Bevo woven officers eagle and cockade. The peak, although not being of leather is of the soft foldable fibre material. The tan of the sweatband is intact and undamaged, it however does show considerable wear use. The interior gold lining is complete and shows commensurate wear with the sweatband. Originally there was a centre celluloid lozenge fitted, which has been removed, possibly contemporary as the wear is even across the whole inner crown of the lining material. Probably size 56 or 57. Condition:
GERMAN WWII CAVALRY LEUTNANT’S INSIGNIA SET. A good set of golden yellow based shoulder boards, these are slip-on type shoulder boards, which have had the tabs removed with a matching set of officers collar badges. Stitches evident where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII CAVALRY TROOPERS BREECHES. An absolutely mint set, unworn, cavalry troopers breeches. The grey leather inserts without any indication of wear use around the saddle. Nap of cloth perfect overall. Blue and grey rayon lining. ‘Nuremberg’ maker’s label with the name of the trooper or officer with a date ‘July 44’. Zips to the lower leg of the breech. These could not be equalled for a pair of troopers or officers breeches.
GERMAN WWII CAVALRY TROOPERS BREECHES. A good pair of field grey breeches with leather inserts to the thighs for the cavalry trooper. Four small moth nips to the front of the breeches, one to the back panel, complete with its full adjuster strap. Good nap to cloth. Size marked and depot coded ‘B40’ to the cream cotton lining.
GERMAN WWII CHEMICAL WARFARE OFFICERS TROUSERS. A superb pair of the officers straight leg trousers in grey of the central piping to each outside seam of an officer in a Chemical Warfare unit. The trousers are in the most superb condition, there is not one speck of moth anywhere on the garment. Complete with all of its waist adjusters. Evidence of slight service wear on the inside lining. The rear pocket unusually is zipped. Standard button fly. Two side angled pockets. There rare trousers would be worn with the piped field service tunic with the same colour waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII CHEMNITZ TINNY. Very nicely shaped and large tinny for Veterans Day in chemnitz 1934. Tinny type fixing on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII CITATION GROUP THIELE. A good group of five award citations awarded to Stabsgefreiter Willi Thiele who was a member of the 561st Anti Tank Battalion with self propelled guns, comprising 1st Oktober 1938 Medal dated 22nd June 1940, the Infantry General Assault Badge dated 25th September 41 as a member of 2./BZ.JAG.ABT.561, pen signed by General Major Rittau, Knights Cross Winner 2nd November 1941 as a General Major and was killed in action August 42 in Russia. Wound Badge in black citation dated 1st June 1942, signed by Section Doctor at Reserve Hospital Vienna. The East Front Medal dated 27th July 1942 signed by a Major and Battalion Company Commander. The War Merit Cross 2nd class with sword citation dated 1st September 44, signed by General of Infantry Von Buenau who was awarded the Knights Cross 15th August 1940 and was also the 766th recipient of the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross awarded 5th March 1945. He was also awarded the German Cross in gold on the 21st January 1943. All citations are punch holed and either single or double folded, the citations are accompanied by three A4 size double sided printed pages of research, both in text and matt form.
GERMAN WWII CIVIL 40 YEAR LONG SERVICE CROSS. A beautiful example of the 40 year Long Service Cross in its titled 40 year with oak leaf exterior to the lid. Maker marked ‘Deschler & Son to the upper inner silk to the lid, the silk that covers the hinge is shredded. Very nice watered blue silk ribbon with its dress uniform fixing pin. Totally undamaged enamel.
GERMAN WWII CIVIL ORGANISATIONS BELT LEATHER. The slightly lighter weight of leather belt used by organisations from the SA, NSKK, NSBO, Organisation Todt and such-like. Excellent condition. 105cms in length.
GERMAN WWII COASTAL ARTILLERY EARLY SHOULDER BOARD. An early shoulder board pointed style for the Coastal Artillery tunic, heavily machine embroidered with crossed anchors and Roman numeral III. Some moth damage as can be seen from our web images.
GERMAN WWII COLLECTING THE EDGE WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME 1. Excellent condition example of Volume 1 of the series on daggers by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas M. Johnson, complete with its flight leaf cover. This is a 3rd edition printing.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH BLUE CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a blue corner, dated inside ‘44’.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH GREEN CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a green corner, dated inside ‘44’.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH RED CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a red corner. Undated
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH YELLOW CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a yellow corner, undated, slight staining.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED STANDARDS OF THE THIRD REICH. Eight separate beautifully coloured printed standards of the Armed Forces of the Third Reich, which were originally pages from a calendar. There are 8 in total which run concurrently from May through to December, comprising Luftwaffe Flak Artillery, Army Signals troops swallow tail, Army Jager troops standard, Army Panzer troop swallow tail, Army Transport Unit swallow tail, Luftwaffe flyers standard, Army Pioneer standard and Army Cavalry swallow tail. All are in the most exotic quality printing that was available in Germany at that period.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT BOOT KNIFE. A very nice example of the combat boot knife, very minor sharpening marks to the blade, all profile complete with its wood slab grips having three rivets in its original black finish scabbard with all original finish remaining and its sprung loaded boot clip hanger.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT CLASP IN BRONZE. The Armed Forces combat clasp in bronze, good original finish remaining to the exterior, some finish missing on the reverse side to the central plate, complete with its wide tapering pin, non maker marked.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT HELMET CHINSTRAP. A complete double part German combat helmet chinstrap, which has one split to the centre and has been collector stitch repaired to strengthen the strap, this is a good chinstrap for display with a helmet only but would not withstand any pressure. Both rivets in place.
GERMAN WWII CONDOR LEGION WOUND BADGE. The 1936 version of the Wound badge showing the M.16 style helmet to the front with large swastika to the centre of the skull of the helmet. Good finish overall with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS BAYONET. Blade by Clemen & Jung of Solingen, blade spotting as can be seen on our web images to both sides of the blade. Eagle headed hilt with stag grips. Complete with its original eagle style clamshell, in its metal scabbard with all original paint finish present with age lines showing through the paint, all fitted with a brown leather frog, which is unmarked.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the very scarce Customs long service medal in bronze. All of its original finish remaining. Unfortunately the blue ribbon with the embroidered Customs insignia is not fitted to this piece and a plain blue ribbon is fitted and the award is priced accordingly. BC7
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS MEDAL, CASED. A very nice mint example of the Customs medal in its original presentation green imitation leather case. All the bronze finish to the medal remaining with its ribbon with its correct customs yellow embroidered style eagle. It cannot be overstated how scarce it is to find this medal with its original ribbon. One split to the corner of the upper lid.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE ARM BAND. The silver Bevo woven on green cuff band for use by the Customs Service having the upswept wing tipped Customs eagle picked out in silver, silver edging, one small white stain to the left hand side of the cuff band, sewn together at the rear.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE BEVO WOVEN COLLAR PATCH. An unusual Bevo woven silver wire collar patch for a Customs Oberleutnant.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE COLLAR PATCH. A nice silver wire woven Oberleutnant’s collar patch.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE MEDAL. The finish is rather subdued otherwise excellent condition with a blue section of ribbon. The correct ribbon for this award is a yellow insignia with the top half of the wreath shorter than the police insignia.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE SHOULDER BOARD. Light oxidisation.
GERMAN WWII D.D.A.C. CAR BADGE. One of the most beautifully enamelled badges of the Third Reich is the members badge for the German Automobile Club of Third Reich period known as the D.D.A.C. Multiple enamel finish in black, white and red, this example one minor crack to the oval badge, which measures 10cm x 8cm with its original markings impressed onto the reverse side with the initials at the bottom ‘PS’ we presume this maybe a manufacturer.
GERMAN WWII DACHAU PAPERWORK GROUPING. Five pieces of extremely rare paperwork regarding the death of a prisoner in Dachau on the 11th March 1942. The death certificate of Hermann Will of Brandenburg, who was born on the 16th August 1892 making him 50 years old, a letter on Concentrationslager Dachau headed paper dated 23rd March 1942 listing all the effects of Hermann Will that are returned to his wife Frau Elizabeth Will, signed by the SS Property Office. A telegram to Elizabeth Will informing her of the death of her husband and the very important A5 size letter on the headed paper, again of the Concentrationslager Dachau, signed by the Commander of the crematorium that accompanied Herman Will's ashes back to his home and wife Elizabeth Will. The last piece is the Mitglieds Karte that was carried by Herman Will. We have had many items of both paperwork and other objects from the concentration camps, but never a letter indicating the return of ashes to the family.
GERMAN WWII DANZIG LUFTSCHUTZ MEMBERSHIP PIN. A scarce 20mm circumference blue, white and silver enamelled membership badge of the Danzig Luftschutz. Ges Gesch marked on the reverse side in raised relief with standard tinny construction.
GERMAN WWII DAY OF WORK 1ST MAY 1938 NSBO DAY BADGE, GAU RHEINPFALD. Tinny type fixing on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII DDAC MEDALLION. A large 48mm and well struck medallion for the DDAC Gau Niedersachsen. All white metal for the date of rally on the 23rd June 1935.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK GROUP. A semi hard card A5 sized citation for the Demjansk Shield awarded to Leutnant Henrich Laible of the 6th Abteilung of Artillery Regiment 30, awarded 31st December 1943 with facsimile signature of General Officer commanding the division. Second citation being for the Winter Medal in the East to Leutnant Laible whilst serving on the staff of Grenadier Regiment 46, awarded 11th August 1942. Totally mint, non punch holed or folded. The issue rubber stamp slightly affected by damp. Both citations are within their original feld post envelope, both Artillery Regiment 30 and the 46th Grenadier Regiment were part of the 30th Infantry Division, one of the original first 6th Divisions trapped in the Demjansk pocket from February 42 to February 43.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK SHIELD AND CITATION. A framed A5 size citation for the Demjansk Shield to Obergefreiten Heinrich Rolf of 1./NACHRICHTENABTEILUNG 42. Awarded 20th November 1943. Facsimile signed by a General of Infantry with rubber stamp of the unit visible, although faded. Some age spotting. The Demjansk Shield is without its backing material, the frame is sealed.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK SHIELD GROUPING. A good grouping of four citations to Obergefreiter Ernst Agger, who served in Grenadier Regiment 501. The Demjansk Shield citation is A5 size non punch holed, one fold, awarded ‘31st September 1943’ with facsimile signature of the Divisional General and a pen signature of the Company Oberleutnant. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation A5 size, awarded ‘December 1944’, with issue rubber stamp and ink signature of the Major General of the 290th Infantry Division. East Front citation, A5 size, dated ‘July 42’, Battalion Commanding Officer’s ink signature. Black Wound Badge A5 size citation, dated ‘August 41’, Commaning Officer’s ink signature, plus a letter confirming award of the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, awarded for bitter and hard fought defence of the Demjansk Cauldron from ‘February 1942 to February 43’. A good group.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE ARBEIT FRONT BANNER TOP. A very nice cast aluminium DAF pole top, marked ‘RZM’ to the tube area, it still has one of the original flag hanging rings connected to the lower part of the pole top.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE FRAUENSHAFT BADGE. The enamel version for the female section of the Party. Undamaged enamel, slight toning to the silvering to the title at the top of the award. Triangular shaped. Pin back construction, heavily stamped ‘RZM 1/8’.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE VOLKSSTURM ARMBAND. A nice printed lettering on red field armband.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND. The gothic lettering very nicely machine woven in black on yellow base cloth, some light staining. These were worn by civilians or uniformed personnel aiding the German Armed Forces.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND. A very finely machine woven black lettered Deutsche Wehrmacht armband on yellow background. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND. The gothic lettering very nicely machine woven in black on yellow base cloth, clean condition. These were worn by civilians or uniformed personnel aiding the German Armed Forces.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHES FRAUENSCHAFT LAPEL BADGE. A small 2.2 x 2.2cm Frauenschaft badge, nice enamels in black, red and silver, marked in raised relief ‘M1 34 RZM’ to the reverse side with its original heavy duty tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHES FRAUENWERK WOMAN’S WORK ORGANISATION BADGE. A subsidiary organisation from the Frauenschaft, triangular form black, silver and red enamel badge with silver runic symbol to the centre measuring 3cms x 3cms, complete with its heavy duty tinny type fixing on the reverse side. Lovely condition badge, marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/34.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT (GERMAN AWAKE). A poor condition copy of the hard cover book Germany Awake with a split spine and stained cover. The interior of the book is in excellent order apart from age foxing to the edges. 150 pages of many black and white separately applied illustrations and gothic German text into the history of the NSDAP
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT. The well known brown covered book with the gold blocked outline of the side view of an SA man with kepi, gold blocked ‘Deutschland Erwacht’ below, complete with its original fully illustrated fly leaf. A superb work with a mixture of colour and black and white images. 150 pages showing the progression of the NSDAP through to the Party rallies in 1936. Many colour and black and white photographs of the Party and Adolf Hitler plus his main associates. This example not only has its original fly leaf but its cardboard sleeve which is in a very frail condition but is complete.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHTUM OVERSEAS ORGANISATION BADGE. A very attractive blue, gold, black and cream enamelled badge measuring 25mm x 12mm. The organisation promoted Germanness outside of Germany. Complete with pin back tinny type construction. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII DIE DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT. The original WWII Moritz Ruhl book showing full colour plates of the German Army, Navy and Luftwaffe uniforms and insignia. All in colour. A total of 21 pages. Beautiful colour plates.
GERMAN WWII DIPLOMATIC OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S DAGGER STRAPS. A very fine set of dagger straps for the Diplomatic or Government Officials dagger. The upper clip is ‘DRGM’ marked. The brocade weave exactly the correct pattern for the Diplomatic and Government Officials dagger with all correct fittings. Both closing catches have their springs fully functional.
GERMAN WWII DJ TRUMPET BANNER. A very fine example of a totally original trumpet banner for the DJ, most flags seen available are 1960’s copies, this very fine example measuring 59cm to the very tip of each fringe with 55cm in depth. Very lightweight black cloth with the single rune of the Deutsche Jungvolk overlaid to both sides of the banner. All of the fringing in a mixture of two strands of white, two strands of black, the four loops for tying the banner to the rings on a trumpet are again all in intertwined black and white wool.
GERMAN WWII DLV CAR PENNANT. A small size 15 x 27 very nicely hand embroidered car pennant on blue flag cloth with the central insignia on both sides of the Deutsche Luftsportverband. Complete with both its suspension rings.
GERMAN WWII DLV ENLISTED MANS BUCKLE. A good example of the one-piece stamped steel buckle for the DLV. All finish remaining to the exterior with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII DLV GLIDER OFFICERS BADGE. A three seagull level mint condition Glider Qualification Badge in heavy wire embroidery. Some stitches indicating this has been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII DR. HEINRICH DOEHLE ORDERS AND DECORATIONS PERIOD BOOK. A good clean example of the 127 page wartime period 1941 published work entitled Die Orden Und Ehrenzeichen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs by Dr. Heinrich Doehle. For the serious orders and decorations collector this is the original source work. Black white images of all of the awards and decorations introduced to up and including 1941, including a double page of ribbon colours, this work not only includes the orders and medals but the military awards. Spine generally good with its original black and white fly leaf cover, which is distressed.
GERMAN WWII DRA SPORTS BADGE IN CLOTH. A very finely Bevo woven gold on black example of the DRA sports badge with clear evidence of being removed from a uniform jacket.
GERMAN WWII DRAEGER COMBAT GAS MASK AND CONTAINER. Originally issued to fire service units and other auxiliary departments but re-issued to Volksturm and similar forces late in the war. Field grey painted overall, complete with its original straps. Slight indentation to the ribbed container otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII DRIVERS MITTENS. An excellent condition pair of field grey green canvas and leather glove faced mittens. All adjustable male/female studs for the gauntlets style cuffs working perfectly, no staining or rips, the leather is supple and both gauntlets to the interior are very clearly ‘Stuttgart’ maker marked, size ‘8¼’ Imperial and dated ‘1937’.
GERMAN WWII DRIVING MITTENS. The leather and grey green canvas drivers mittens, the palms are lined with grey leather with apertures for thumb and index finger. Grey green canvas exterior with all adjusting grey leather tab in a leather virtually identical to the leather used on German paratrooper helmet straps. The mittens are fur lined in the hand section. One glove is RB numbered and Waffen acceptance stamped.
GERMAN WWII DRL MINIATURE SPORTS BADGE. A nice example of the 14 x 18mm Sports badge in bronze with its twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII DUETSCHES FRAUENWERK WOMEN’S WORK ORGANISATION BADGE. A subsidiary organisation from the Frauenschaft. Triangular form black, silver and red enamel badge with runic symbol to the centre with silver mobile swastika, measuring 3cm x 3cm. Complete with its heavy duty tinny type fixing on the reverse side. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM 11/102’.
GERMAN WWII DUROLIN DIRECTION FINDER SOLDIER. A sawdust and glue figure manufactured by the Company Durolin. Excellent paintwork carrying two direction finding indicators.
GERMAN WWII DUSSELDORF INDUSTRIAL AWARD. A highly attractive cast iron plaque measuring 9 x 13cm, laid into a presentation case. To the upper inner lid black and silver blocked into the silk is the flag of the City of Dusseldorf overlaid on a large silver blocked swastika. The plaque itself shows the City outline plus a worker and a maiden all laid into its original presentation box, which measures 16 x 20cm with two closing catches. The title at the base of the plaque reads ‘Ehrengabe Des Oberburgermeisters Der Stadt Dusseldorf’.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH MUSSERT CROSS. A fine example of the scarce Dutch Mussert Cross. Some slight rubbing to the gilt of the swastika circular front piece, complete with its original ribbon. Good gilt to the crossed swords and to the lettering on the reverse side with its short section of red, blue, white and orange ribbon.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH NAZI PARTY (NSB) SUPPORTERS BADGE. A white metal Wolfsangel badge for the Dutch Nazi Party Supporters. 17mm in length, complete with its slightly bent civilian lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH NAZI PARTY LABOUR CORPS MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Slightly dull enamel but excellent detail, shield shaped badge measuring 15mm x 20mm with its Dutch maker at the base of the shield on the reverse side. Complete with its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH WOMEN’S LABOUR CORPS MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A 20 x 15mm shield shaped badge for the Dutch Women’s Labour Corps. Dark grey finish, complete with a loop above for the fitting of a ribbon, of which we presume a breast fixing pin is attached to. Small but a rare badge.
GERMAN WWII E & F HORSTER QUALITY DAGGER TAG. A mint condition red and silver quality tag that were tide to the daggers produced by this company when they left the factory for distribution.
GERMAN WWII EAGLE ORDER 1ST CLASS. An absolutely mint example of the German Eagle Order 1st Class in its fitted case. The white enamel to the Maltese Cross centre of the award is absolutely perfect, no cracks, staining or damage of any sort. The enamel to the swastika is also good. Excellent finish to the metal parts of the award, complete with its original ribbon. The fitted box is in superb condition, good colour, excellent gilt to the central eagle and swastika, the upper inner lid has perfect gilt lettering, just minor scuffing to the very base of the award, the corners and the upper lid excellent.
GERMAN WWII EARLY BREAD BAG STRAP. An exceptionally nice item of field equipment being the bread bag strap, this is clearly of very early and possible SSVT usage, the colour is the typical dark slightly beige grey of SSVT equipment and the ends are an untreated nickel type metal. The overall structure is of field combat usage with large buckle and well sewn fixtures. The item is complete, all spring work correctly and all leather areas of brown leather. There is a good and particularly legible set of markings dating this to 1938.
GERMAN WWII EARLY COASTAL ARTILLERY VISOR CAP. A highly unusual cap from a rare branch of the servies being the Alter art (crusher cap) with metal and embroidered insignia. The size is good at size 58, constructed in the classic Coastal Artillery green with its matching contrasting apple green centre band and apple green waffenfarbe. Silver cap cords. A gilded metal cockade on Coastal Artillery green backing cloth with naval metal eagle. Soft crushable leather peak, with its original leather sweatband. Purple lining with silver blocked uniform retailer’s name and address to the upper inner lining. A rare early Coastal Artillery cap.
GERMAN WWII EARLY INFANTRY SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the pointed early shoulder boards for the M36 tunic, all dark bottle green, no individual unit or arm of service piping, surrounded by NCO’s lace, two rank pips to each board with regimental number ‘5’ to the centre of each board. Complete with their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII EARLY M.36 POINTED SHOULDER BOARDS. A good pair of the unpiped pointed shoulder boards for the early M.36 tunic. Fully lined with silver tress, one rank pip for Feldwebel, complete with both of their slip-on tabs. Some minor moth tracking to the material on the back of each board.
GERMAN WWII EARLY SS ARM EAGLE. A rare example of the early Waffen SS VT arm eagle of the period 1936 to 37. Unissued condition. Machine embroidered in grey thread on black background.
GERMAN WWII EARLY STYLE INFANTRY SCHOOL DER SPEISS TUNIC. A large size early style tunic, unfortunately suffering from some moth but a rare configuration. Two upper patch pockets with pleats, two lower angled hidden pockets, early style buttons fitted, dark green collar. A set of stitch-in Infantry School shoulder boards, white wool piped, Oberfeldwebel rank with gothic ‘S’ for school between the two rank pips. A set of the parade style infantry backed collar patches on the dark green collar with matching lace. Officers wire bullion breast eagle. The whole front of the tunic edges piped in white with two sections of Der Speiss lace to each deep barrelled cuffs. A moth hole to the lower left corner of the upper right hand pocket as the tunic is worn and considerable moth to the lower left hand barrel cuff and a lesser amount to the right barrel cuff, one quite large moth hole to the rear panel measuring 1.5cm x 1cm. The tunic is fully lined to the interior with heavy duty ribbed cloth similar to the issue quality lining material used on M.36 tunics. Another interesting feature to the tunic is the owner of the tunic has a rough cut hole through the lining material and the lower pocket to allow for the passing through of sword or dagger hangers indicating that this tunic was probably constructed before the introduction of any bladed side arm to the Wehrmacht.
GERMAN WWII EAST FRONT MEDAL CITATION TO GRENADIER BATTALION LIST. A standard semi hard card citation for the Winter Medal in the East, one fold, a rare unit, awarded to ‘Stabsfeldwebel Johann Hartmann. Award typed Gren.Ers.Batl.199 List’. Award dated ‘6th March 1944’ with pen signature of an unidentified Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN FRONT MEDAL. Complete with ribbon, some minor loss of finish but generally good.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD IN GOLD. A near mint example of the scarce Eastern People's award, 1st class, with swords. All gilt remaining overall. Wide tapering pin at reverse side. Slight rubbing to the very high points of the flower petal at the centre of the award.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS IN BRONZE MEDAL WITH SWORDS. Plain green ribbon. All good finish to the bronze,ring marked 100.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS IN BRONZE MEDAL WITHOUT SWORDS. Complete with its green ribbon. All the original finish remaining to the bronze.ring marked 100.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS MEDAL IN GOLD WITH SWORDS. Excellent condition with its green and red ribbon, complete with pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS MEDAL IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. Some subduing to the silver finish, complete with its green and white ribbon. Pin back breast suspension, ring marked 100
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN GOLD WITH SWORDS. Slight toning to the gilt of the award, in its original fitted case with a gold blocked image of the Eastern People’s with swords to the exterior lid.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN GOLD WITHOUT SWORDS. Good gilt to the award with original pin, hook and hinge. Slight rusting to the pin. Condition:
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITH SWORDS. Good finish overall, complete with original pin, hook and hinge. Slight rusting to the tip of the pin.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. At least 60% of the original silvering remaining to the award, the original pin, hook and hinge, in its fitted presentation case, slight scuffing to the edges of the case.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. Excellent finish overall with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. A good example retaining much of its original silvering in its dedicated presentation case with a silver blocked image of the award to the exterior lid. The reverse section of the box has broken away from the main body but is still complete.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S MEDAL IN BRONZE WITH SWORDS 2ND CLASS. All bronze finish remaining with green ribbon.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S MEDAL IN SILVER WITH SWORDS. Good finish. Semi hollow back. Original pin, hook and hinge, the pin is well worn identifying this as a combat worn example.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S MEDAL IN SILVER WITH SWORDS. The scarce flat back example of the Eastern People’s medal for bravery in silver with swords with its original green and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN TERRITORIES RMBO OFFICIAL’S VISOR CAP. A very nice example of the extremely rare Eastern People’s officials visor cap constructed in the classic colour of the uniforms, a light mustard with mid brown centre band, the waffenfarbe to the crown matching the centre band colour. This is a size 56 cap, there is no moth damage to any part of the body of the cap. It is complete with its correct set of large diplomatic type eagle, correct cockade with national coloured centre. At the base of the wreath there is a crack to the wreath itself. Fitted with its own unique style of black chinstrap, standard black visor with plain side buttons. The interior of the cap has the ersatz constructed imitation leather sweatband, which is all complete and undamaged. The upper inner crown in the russet brown waterproof material with the inner sides of the cap lined in the russet brown brushed cotton. To the totally undamaged centre celluloid lozenge is the ‘Robert Lubstein’ silver blocked maker’s details with an address in Berlin. The original ‘56’ size label. The form of the cap is very similar in form with the high saddle shape to all of the other diplomatic style visor caps.
GERMAN WWII EINHEITS FELDMUTZE VISOR CAP IMAGES. 10 individual images, all of which were used in the production of the well known Military Mode publication Einheits Feldmutze. One field grey SS. Two black Panzer Army Images. Three RAD images. One Police field grey green image. One Afrika Korps image. Two Army images.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN ARMY PIONEER FIGURE. An Elastolin sawdust and glue figure of a German Army soldier possible a Pioneer carrying two boxes, wearing a holster. No damage, good paint.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN BUGLER. A very fine condition Elastolin sawdust and glue figure of a German Army bugler. Good paint work, no splits.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN FIGURE OF A SOLDIER WASHING. A sawdust and glue figure, excellent paint finish, no split to the form. Marked ‘Elastolin’ to the base.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN GERMAN INFANTRYMAN MARCHING. A sawdust and glue figure of a soldier marching, excellent condition wearing a side hat.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN GERMAN SOLDIER USING RIFLE AS CLUB Excellent condition fully kitted out German rifleman using his rifle as a club
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN GERMAN SOLDIER WASHING AFTER BATHING. Sawdust and glue figure of a German soldier washing after bathing, wearing trousers. One split to the leg. Elastolin marked on the base.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN GRENADE THROWER. A very fine Elastolin Germany marked sawdust and glue figure of a German Army grenade thrower wearing a gas mask. Totally undamaged, good paint finish.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN MARCHING SOLDIER. A good painted Elastolin sawdust and glue marching soldier, marked ‘Elastolin Germany’ on the base. The sawdust and glue shaping the top of the rifle has broken away.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN RADIO OPERATOR. Sawdust and glue figure marked ‘Elastolin’ on the base of a lying soldier with radio set and telephone in hand.
GERMAN WWII ELASTOLIN TWO MAN RADIO SET. Two soldiers kneeling and sitting with field telephone, the other carrying the telephone wires, marked ‘Elastolin Germany’ to the base.
GERMAN WWII ENIGMA MACHINE CARRYING CASE. A very rare Luftwaffe version of the carrying case for an Enigma machine constructed in metal. A fully removable lid held by four clamps. To the interior a set of instructions sitting within a frame. It is not known by us whether the instructions are a reproduction set or original, they are very water stained. A rare carrying box.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED MANS JACK BOOTS. A very good pair of service worn infantryman’s jack boots. Leather soles, heels have been replaced with rubber, steel toe cleats still in position. Generally good leather, some creasing, no splits or damage, only one of the four canvas pullers in place.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS BREECHES. A good set of enlisted ranks breeches, which have had the leather thigh inserts removed, these have been sitting in a Bavarian film costumiers for many years. 41cms waistband. No moth damage, good nap to the cloth in area, complete with its rear adjuster. Two angled pockets with buttons. Open ticket pocket. All buttons to the crotch complete. Bavarian costumier labels intact plus Bavarian film costume company stamps to the interior. The pockets original had flaps and appear to have been removed with the opening strengthened. Ideal for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS OVERSEAS CAP, SLOVAK PATTERN. The side cap known as the Slovak pattern, constructed in standard field grey. The cap has faded over the years, no moth damage, complete with its one-piece T shaped white on green Bevo woven insignia. Maker stamped to the herringbone inner lining ‘S.K.P.’ with what appears to be a date of ‘1936’ with a further Roman numeral stamping size ‘1’.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. A patent leather belt for parade purposes with its two-piece stamped aluminium enlisted ranks belt buckle in superb condition. Some creasing to the lacquered finish of the face of the belt otherwise excellent, complete with its adjuster tab and maker marked to the interior. Ideal for display with a parade tunic. The belt is 100 cms in length.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO AUSTRIA MEDAL. Good finish remaining to the award, slightly dirt ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL 1ST OKTOBER 1938. Mint condition, complete with ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL 1ST OKTOBER 1938 Good finish to the award with subdued coloured ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL. A nice condition medal with all of its original finish having an Austrian style court mounting.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT LOOP, DATED 1938. The mid tan equipment loop, maker marked and dated ‘1938’ as shown on page 135 of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT LOOP. Mint condition brown teardrop shaped equipment loop shown on page 135 of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering. Maker marked and dated ‘1936’.
GERMAN WWII ERASED ROHM SA DAGGER. The blade is by E.P & S. Good clear deep ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ logo. Some minor spotting to the blade. To the reverse side the only way that it can be seen that it is an erased Rohm is by the grinding marks, none of the motto is left visible and only very faint traces of the ‘E.P & S’ maker’s mark. The wood grip is undamaged, in a light wood with a good high quality national eagle and undamaged SA inset. The grip mounts, also the scabbard mounts have not been cleaned, the scabbard is with all its original anodised finish. Three minor indentations to the reverse side of the scabbard. This dagger has lain untouched for many years and has only recently come onto the collectors market.
GERMAN WWII ESCORT BATTALION HERMANN GORING IDENTITY DISC. An extremely rare one-piece splitable zinc identity disc to soldier number ‘26’ in the Escort Battalion for Hermann Goring. Very crudely individually letter stamped ‘BEGL.BATL.REICHSMARSCHLL’, to the reverse side ‘ERS.RGT.H.G.’
GERMAN WWII ESTONIAN SS DIVISION IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece zinc splitable identity disc, soldier number ‘398’ of the SS Volunteer Grenadier Regiment no.1. Title reads ‘SS-FREIW.GREN.RGT ESTN. NR.1’.
GERMAN WWII ESTONIAN SS IDENTITY DISC. Slightly corroded one-piece zinc splitable identity disc to soldier number ‘337’ in ‘SS-FRW.DIV FOS.BTL 20 ESTNISCHE SS VOLUNTEER GRENADIER REGIMENT NO.1.’ being the 20th SS Division.
GERMAN WWII ESTONIAN WAFFEN SS DIVISION IDENTITY DISC. A good aluminium one-piece splitable identity disc to soldier number ‘241’ in Grenadier Regiment 45 Estonian. Markings read ‘SS-FRW.GREN.REG.45 ESTLAND’.
GERMAN WWII ETCHED BLADED PARADE BAYONET. The short carbine bladed parade bayonet with the deep etching to one side of the blade with motto ‘IN MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME’ (in German) with images of machine gunners and tanks. One small rust spot to the centre of the etched panel, maker marked by ‘F.W.Holler, Solingen’. The plating is thin to the eagle headed grip. Slotted for a bayonet with all the bayonet fitting system working correctly. The bayonet is in its original scabbard which retains virtually all of its black painted finish.
GERMAN WWII FALLSCHIRMJAGER PARACHUTE CARRYING BAG The heavy duty olive drab carrying bag for the Luftwaffe paratrooper’s parachute, but of a different form than normally encountered. This example is in a more rectangular shape. Accompanying the bag is a picture of Luftwaffe paratroopers who had recently been transferred from the army paratrooper units wearing their double zip fronted jump smocks, one of which is carrying this rectangular shaped bag. It is marked ‘FL30220’ it is identical to the item shown on page 471 of ‘Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe by John R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht. Condition:
GERMAN WWII FAMILY GROUP RUHRMANN. A huge quantity of documents both civil and military relating to Karl and Willy Ruhrmann both whom appear to have been killed during WWII. The award documents all awarded to Karl Ruhrmann consist of the Wound badges in black, silver and gold, all while serving as an oberleutnant, there are two gold award documents, one black and one silver while serving with Grenadier Regiment 482, Staff Company 486, all A5 size, non punch-holed, folded once. Infantry Assault badge as a leutnant with Infantry Regiment 486. The Winter Medal in the East as an oberleutnant with the 10th Company, Infantry Regiment 486. Iron Cross 1st class as a leutnant with the same regiment. The Iron Cross 2nd class also with Infantry Regiment 486. Accompanying the award documents are death cards for both Karl Ruhrmann and Willy Ruhrmann, Willy serving as a stabsgefreiter in an artillery regiment. There are many other civil documents, passes ausweisses, one post war letter to Frau Christine Ruhrmann relating to the death and pension of Karl. There are many letters of condolence to the Ruhrmann family, portrait size photographs accompanied with smaller passes with photographs. Larger A4 documents relating to Karl Ruhrmann in his civil life as a civil administrator. 2 large double folded card documents to Steuerinspektor Karl Ruhrmann the Over Finance President of Koln, pen signed, accompanied by another similar dated ‘1939’. A large amount of documents, worthy of much further research.
GERMAN WWII FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET WITHOUT CHAIN. A service worn and nicotine stained feldgendarmerie heavyweight gorget. Some losses of the luminous paint to the buttons and the eagle, complete with all of its chain and uniform retaining hooks to the reverse side, complete with its original backing cloth. Chain missing.
GERMAN WWII FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET. A good example of the Feldgendarmerie gorget, the tips of the half moon shaped gorget has been slightly distorted, all the paint is visible to the buttons, eagle and Feldgendarmerie lower scroll. The all steel chain in present with a loss of some of the silver wash finish over the steel. This model is non maker marked with the brown heavy card backing. Some losses to the card to the upper right hand side as the rear is viewed.
GERMAN WWII FEMALE ARBEITSDIENST ALBUM. A nice album measuring 27 x 19 with the RAD badge for females attached to the front with silver blocked motto below. A typical canteen purchase album containing 78 small format images of a ladies service in the women’s section of the RAD. Many good close-up inform details, formal and informal occasions, many associated with army officers, women’s camp life, indoor and outdoor activities, working on the land, at leisure, drinking and frivolity. A good comprehensive album. One excellent shot side view of a woman wearing the classic female hat with the RAD arm badge to the sleeve of her uniform jacket.
GERMAN WWII FEMALE HITLER YOUTH ARM PATCH. Silver on black arm patch for West Ruhr-Niederrhein.
GERMAN WWII FEUERSCHUTZ SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of slip-on shoulder boards for a Feuerschutzmeister.
GERMAN WWII FIELD MADE EQUIPMENT LOOPS. Two field made web equipment loops with steel fittings for the tropical equipment set.
GERMAN WWII FIELD MARSHALL ERWIN ROMMEL’S CAR PENNANT. NOW SOLD! Probably one of the most if not the most historical item we have ever owned being Field Marshall Erwin Rommel’s car pennant. This beautifully embroidered car pennant measuring 31 x 31cms, magnificently embroidered in gold and silver onto a field grey green backing cloth. The Field Marshall’s batons being embroidered in Gold and Silver on red velvet batons with gold tress edging, this is a double sided pennant and is still enclosed in its original chromium plated frame, its vehicle fitting pole and still has its Perspex cover both sides of the pennant. It would appear that every German Field Marshall on promotion was given two Field Marshall’s pennants for the use on two separate vehicles, when they were supplied they were all supplied with protective black field covers. It further appears that there were two patterns of the Field Marshall’s car pennant, the first pattern having a slightly larger eagle and swastika than this example and photographic evidence suggests that Field Marshall Rommel was the only Field Marshall to have the second pattern with the slightly smaller eagle. In 2001 Manfred Rommel, then Mayor of Stuttgart, presented to the City of Stuttgart one of his father’s car pennants with its original field cover along with many other of his artefacts, which included his Field Marshall’s baton, his interim baton and all of his medals and awards from both wars, prior to this in approximately 1950 or 51. This pennant which was used more frequently at the front was gifted to the former British Army Brigadier Desmond Young MC, in 1949 Brigadier Desmond Young being a soldier from both wars decided to write the very first biography of Field Marshall Rommel entitled Rommel,Within the production period of the book Young became extremely friendly with Rommel’s wife/widow and was made aware of the financial difficulties that the Rommel family were in, Desmond Young gifted any royalties from book sales of his subsequent book Rommel to Frau Rommel from sales of the book in Germany and in recognition of this Frau Rommel gifted Desmond Young the second car pennant. This pennant was subsequently used in the making of the film The Desert Fox, which was the 20th Century Fox production born out of Young’s book Rommel. After the death of Desmond Young the pennant was handed down to his daughter by decent and then onto his granddaughter, who recently offered this rare artefact of WWII for sale by public auction and Regimentals were the successful buyers.
GERMAN WWII FIELD TELEPHONE OPERATIVE’S POUCH. A large black leather pouch, classic German manufacture with white stitching. Two twin belt loops on the reverse side, also two zinc D rings for shoulder strap fixing. Buckle closure, for the use of field telephone operators. All good white stitching.
GERMAN WWII FIGURE BY LEYLA. A sawdust and glue figure of a marching standard-bearer wearing German Army uniform and gold painted gorget with the flag of the Reichswehr red, white and black colours.
GERMAN WWII FIGURE OF A MAXIM MACHINE GUNNER. A sawdust and glue figure of a Germany Army soldier firing a Maxim machine gunner, no maker marked. No splits to the construction, paintwork excellent.
GERMAN WWII FIGURE OF ADMIRAL RAEDER. A sawdust and glue figure of Admiral Raeder. The name of the manufacturer to the base is indistinct. All original paint finish, no splits, carrying a sword.
GERMAN WWII FIRE AXE HEAD HOLDER. The scarce compressed paper head holder for the fire mans axe. Complete with all white stitching, closing tab and buckle for belt or Y strap attachment.
GERMAN WWII FIRE BAYONET BY AN ULTRA RARE MAKER. A nice condition fireman’s bayonet, good long blade, all bright finish remaining with the highly unusual maker of a circle with the letters ‘L.E.’ to the centre with the outline of a fireman’s helmet with comb and swastika to the centre of the helmet. Nickel plating slightly thin to the top pommel, both grips undamaged, in its original scabbard, all original paint finish. A scarce item with this maker.
GERMAN WWII FIRE OFFICIAL’S VISOR CAP INSIGNIA. Absolutely mint condition oval laurel and oak leaf wreath with Fire Service style eagle to the centre. Good silver finish overall with frosted highlights. Both fixing pins remaining on the reverse side. Condition:
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. A very finely machine embroidered scarlet police/fire eagle with national red, white and black cockade above, all in one-piece style to fit to the fire police overseas cap or the M.43 cap.
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE ENLISTED MANS VISOR CAP. A good all blue bodied visor cap with red piping, black velvet centre band having the early Fire Police eagle and swastika with national cockade above, complete with its correct chinstrap. The interior grey leather sweatband showing minor service wear, complete with its centre celluloid lozenge with maker’s name gold blocked to the interior of the lozenge. Just to the very point of the red/pink waffenfarbe to the crown the strengthening wire has worn its way through the waffenfarbe. No moth or damage.
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE HELMET. The all black helmet worn by Fire and Police Services. Square cut front edge with apertures, which have been plugged for the aluminium comb, which is worn for decoration. Good paint finish, some minor indentations. The large swastika and national tricolour with some abrasions as can be viewed on our web images. The inner lining is complete although crazed with its inner head cushion, which is profusely maker or retailer marked and with original chinstrap. All of the leather tabs are intact for the fitting of a neck flap.
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE HELMET. A nice example of the slightly lighter weight square edged helmet used by the fire service. Good finish overall with some abrasions to the crown area. Three original metal grommets in place to the crown which allows the utilisation of an aluminium comb, in this case not fitted. Both police and national decals good and clear with abrasions as can be seen on our web images. Complete with its original liner, which is marked ‘Karl Henkel Bielefeld’. The strap is broken. Attached to the liner, which has all of its tongues and drawstring present, are the five leather attachment lugs for a leather neck flap when used.
GERMAN WWII FIREMEN’S PARADE BAYONET. A very nice condition firemen’s bayonet, blade by an unidentified maker of a Church with two crosses to the roof line, marked ‘Solingen’ underneath, complete with original leather washer. Standard twin quillion cross guard, undamaged grips, good nickel plating overall in its original black painted scabbard.
GERMAN WWII FIVE TINNIES. Large format Reich Party Day 1937 with pin back fixing. Smaller format 1st May 1939 with pin back fixing, plus three others as photographed.
GERMAN WWII FIVE TINNY DAY BADGES. A selection of five different tinny day badges, RLB, Luftsport Help, VDA, unidentified with silk swastika ribbon and large tinny with sun wheel central swastika.
GERMAN WWII FLAMETHROWER PROTECTIVE FACE MASK. Two very rare accessories for the flamethrower operator being grey leather masks, one complete with its elasticised head strap, the other missing, both with metal eyepieces with slits for vision, these are located in a very frail cardboard box, ink stamped to the exterior ‘5 Stuck’ (items) ‘Schutzmasken Fur Flammenwerfer’ complete with its Frankfurt maker below. The lid is very frail and has lost edge of the lid. The mask itself is extremely rare.
GERMAN WWII FLARE POUCH IN CANVAS. The rare variety of the flare holder being constructed all in webbing. Generally good overall condition with both leather closing tabs, rust to the closure stud. Both D rings and their strapping complete to each side, one animal gnaw to one corner of the pouch, to the opposite side clearly three letter coded and dated ‘43’ with ink waffen amt acceptance stamp. Attached to the flare pouch is a non-contemporary French webbing shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII FLYING BOOTS. A most unusual and probably early pair of brown suede and brown leather flying boots dating from the inter war period and probably used by NSFK and DLV flyers. They have typical German manufactured Zipp brand zips to the front. The soles are extremely thin and reminiscent of British WWI Royal Flying Corps Fug boots. The upper part of the boot has straps to them, the overall condition is very good with just one small tear to one of the upper sections and a little scuffing to the toe caps.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING ENTRECHING TOOL. BOVO. Excellent condition, only very minor surface rusting to the spade head, no cracks to the Bakelite twisted holding nut, wood haft good. Marked with a maker’s mark ‘BOVO’ with a spade head and clearly waffen amt stamped.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING SHOVEL. A fully usable folding shovel, excellent wood to the haft, undamaged Bakelite knurled closure system. Some minor corrosion to the spade head, which is maker marked with a ‘HAT’ dated ‘1939’ and faint traces of a waffen amt stamp. This has not been repainted and still with its original issue blueing, albeit with some corrosion.
GERMAN WWII FOREIGN LEGIONS OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME 2. This excellent Bender publication authored by David Littlejohn, 1981 1st edition.
GERMAN WWII FORESTRY HANGER. A good dark brown bordering on green forestry hanger complete with its hilt retaining strap. One rivet head missing from the face side of the frog otherwise excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII FORESTRY MEDALLION. An unusual medallion measuring 5cm x 4cm Third Reich eagle, no swastika, onto a gilded wreath, to the centre the image of a Forester shooting. To the reverse side the names of two recipients with a date ‘1935’ with the loop above for the application of either a neck chain or chest pin suspension. An attractive item
GERMAN WWII FORESTRY OFFICIALS VISOR CAP. A very nice condition saddle shape soft crushable peak Forestry Officials visor cap, constructed in the forestry green ribbed material with green velvet centre band. Nice shape, no moth damage, with its short M.29 eagle and national cockade. To the interior the light tan leather sweatband all in place, green silk lining with a complete celluloid central lozenge with a retailer’s name of ‘Friedrich Hardt’.
GERMAN WWII FOUR AFRIKA KORPS IMAGES PLUS TWO DEATH CARDS. Four Afrika Korps soldiers images, two wearing the classic M.41 field cap, one with waffenfarbe and two accompanying Afrika death cards.
GERMAN WWII FOUR LUFTWAFFE ITEMS. Oval cardboard tinny with the outline of a German 88mm flak gun with Luftwaffe eagle below. A Luftschutz/RLB day badge. Another day badge showing three aircrafts flying in formation. A winged propeller insignia, which maybe DLV.
GERMAN WWII FOUR OBERSCHUTZ PATCHES. Four Oberschutz patches, three in herringbone twill, one in green canvas, all for the herringbone twill combat tunic.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A very nice example of the large size Frauenschaft Badge measuring 4.5 x 3.5cm. Slight scratching to the black, white, red and gold enamel, but generally clean. All gilt remaining to the reverse side with its heavy quality tinny type pin fixing remaining. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM 63’.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A small version of the Frauenschaft badge in black, white and red enamels. Undamaged enamel but slight dullness, complete with its pin back fixing system. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/1’. 30mm x 22mm size.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT DAY BADGE. A shield shaped Frauenschaft Day badge, tinny type fixing, one piece lightweight stamping for the area of Weser-Ems 1929 to 1939.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT LAPEL BADGE. A very nice example of the 2.2 x 2.2 cm diameter Frauenschaft badge in virtually mint bright enamels of red, silver and black, marked ‘RZM M1/101’ to the reverse side with its heavy duty tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT LAPEL BADGE. A beautiful example of the large 4.5 x 4cm triangular form badge, the enamel is mint bright without any chips or scratches in red, white and black, marked in raised relief ‘RZM 46’ to the reverse side, with its large type tinny heavy duty fixing.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT ORTS BADGE. A nice condition Ortsfrauenschaftsleiterin badge. 3cm x 3cm. Undamaged enamel. Raised RZM marking on the reverse side and complete with tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII FRITZ TITTMANN LETTER AND SIGNATURE. A full A5 size letter punch holed for filing, from SS Brigaderfuhrer Fritz Tittmann, Tittmann was a Gauleiter for Saxony and SS Brigaderfuhrer and Police Leader. A very long letter to SS Gruppenfuhrer Von Herff, all pen signature at base, dated 31st March 1944.
GERMAN WWII FRITZ TODT AWARD IN SILVER. As is common with most of these awards the silvering has virtually disappeared having remains left on the head of the eagle, tips of the two upper wings and on some of the cog wheels. Deep good strike, on the reverse side the wide tapering pin complete with its original hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII GAS CAPE BAG HERRINGBONE TWILL. The gas cape bag for the anti gas cape, padded to the inside to give the impression that this bag contains a gas cape. Rusty closure buttons.
GERMAN WWII GAS CAPE BAG. A good condition gas cape bag with rust showing to press studs. All cloth fixings are very good condition.
GERMAN WWII GAS MASK FILTER WITH LACQUERED SCREW TOP. An excellent condition spare filter for the Armed Forces gas mask, profusely marked ‘April 42’ plus rubber ink Waffen amt stamp marked ‘FE37AB’ plus further unidentified markings with its screw off lacquered cap.
GERMAN WWII GAS MASK STEADYING STRAP. The accessory that is quite often missing from the German combat gas mask cylinder tin is the base steadying strap, this example is complete with its metallic clip, which retains most of its paint finish and with its webbing strap.
GERMAN WWII GAU BAVARIA OSTMARCK DAY BADGE. A beautifully heavy constructed 4cm diameter Day badge for the 25.2.1934 Gau Bavarian Ostmarck. Central swastika with raised hand insignia, maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side with its tinny type pin construction.
GERMAN WWII GAULEITUNG VISOR CAP. A magnificent example of the heavy duty brown twill material constructed Gauleitung official’s visor cap. Gauleitung wine piping, standard velvet centre band, the cap has no evidence of any moth damage. Size approximately 57 or 58. Standard political leaders gilt eagle and central wreath with the multi enamelled central political button. Standard gold cap cords with matching side buttons. Brown visor. To the interior the sweatband is in a dark brown, on pulling down the sweatband the original RZM canvas ticket is visible. The remainder of the interior lined in light gold silk with a totally undamaged centre celluloid lozenge.
GERMAN WWII GAUSEIGER BADGE 1937 IN BRONZE. Beautiful finish remaining to the award plus undamaged enamel to both sections, maker marked ‘A.G.Than Gablonz’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII GEFREITER RANK PATCH. An inverted V Luftwaffe rank patch for the uniform sleeve with one row of Luftwaffe silver tress. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII GEMEIND POLICE AND SCHUTZ POLICE INSIGNIA. Five individual police shoulder boards all with wine red backing, some having moth damage.
GERMAN WWII GEMEINDPOLIZEI MEISTER SHOULDER STRAPS. A nice unused set of slip-on police meister’s shoulder boards, intertwined silver lace with brown with wine coloured backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII GEMINDE (LOCAL AREA) POLICE ARM BADGE. A lighter shade of wine red than normally encountered, mint unissued.
GERMAN WWII GENDARMERIE COLLAR PATCHES. A nice set of the wine red centred collar patches for an enlisted man or NCO personnel of the Schutzpolizei. Finely Bevo woven silver centre with silver twisted cord edging.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE BY JFS. A beautifully constructed silver grade, although toned to a light grey, semi hollow back, ‘JFS’ within a rectangle in raised relief on the reverse of the eagle, complete with its vertical pin and original hook system.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. Good silvering to 40% of the wreath, the remainder with some oxidisation. Non maker marked. Solid construction. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL GOVERNMENT GOLD CUFF TITLE. A very nice and rare cuff title for the General Government of the Eastern Territories, which mainly administered Poland with gothic lettering ‘OST’ with gold waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the centre band, still with the original price ticket attached. Very fine quality backing cloth, excellent rare item.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL GOVERNMENT THE EASTERN TERRITORIES INSIGNIA. An exceptionally rare set of insignia being the sleeve rank insignia with the Ost cuff title worn by high ranking officials of the Eastern Territories Government, which generally covered the administration of Poland. A magnificently hand embroidered sleeve eagle with three rank stars and a separate cuff title which is in the most excellent hand embroidery with the wording ‘OST’. Clear images of this insignia being worn can be seen on pages 186 and 187 of the very good work Uniforms & Insignia of the German Foreign Office and Government Ministries 1938-45 by Jill Halcomb. This set was previously sold by us some years ago and have been re-purchased.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL LEUTNANT’S SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition General Leutnant’s shoulder board, very fine quality gold and silver weave over red underlay, this is a stitch-on type board, cut from uniform as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL LINNARZ SIGNITURE. Army Leutnant General, Commander of the 26th Panzer Division, German Cross in silver winner. Full pen signature on a 15th January 1945 A4 headed paper of the Chief of the Army Personnel Office with accompanying documentary research on his history.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL MAJOR SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on style single shoulder board for a German Army Major General, very fine gold and silver weave with red underlay, this was originally a General Leutnant’s shoulder board, the rank pip has been removed. Shoulder board removed from tunic as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL OBERST VALTER WEISS. The pen signature of Valter Weiss on a single A5 sheet, which has been punch holed for filing, the sheet is a list of awardees of the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, pen signature at the base with his rank General Oberst and Commander of 2nd Army. Valter Weiss Knights Cross Winner, also the 646 Oak Leaves Winner.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL STAFF OR VETERINARY MAJOR’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A service used set of stitch-on shoulder boards for a veterinary or General Staff Major. Intertwined subdued wartime lace on carmine backing cloth. Evidence of where removed from a tunic. Scarce colour. This example came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII GENERALS CAP INSIGNIA. A deep gold cockade with its separate national coloured centre. All pins remaining. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WWII GEORGIEN ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Russian/Georgien Foreign Volunteers who fought with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Cut from roll, unused.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN ARMY SUPPLY GENERAL’S INSIGNIA. A nice grouping of insignia being the mid blue backed insignia for a General of Supply comprising two stitch-on shoulder boards and one collar patch. General Leutnant complete with its silver supply motif attached, General Major stitch-on, blue underlay with its supply insignia, a Cellion woven in gold on blue background collar patch with stitches where removed from a tunic. All have been removed from a single tunic by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots who was a Guard at the Special Camp 11 for General Officer rank prisoners in Bridgend Wales, just after the cessation of hostilities in WWII. Tallentaire removed many items of Generals insignia for all of the three services, which we have been offering through our web site.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB BADGE. A very attractive multi coloured enamel black, red, white and silver oval badge for fixing to a radiator badge bar showing that the owner of the car was a member of the German Automobile Club of the 1930’s during the Third Reich period. The badge measures 10cm x 8cm, undamaged enamel, some minor scratches and a slight amount of silver trim missing in places to the edging of the enamel, evidence where it has been screwed to a badge bar, marked on the reverse side ‘Ges.Geschutzt’.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH, KRIEGSMARINE VERSION. A well service worn and as removed from tunic German Cross in gold in cloth. The wreath gilt is dull, some trimming of the dark navy blue edging material.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH, PANZER VERSION. Not to be confused with the lighter blue Kriegsmarine patterns, this is definitely a black backed German Cross in cloth that has been issued and worn, slight toning to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, undamaged central swastika. Two stitches remain where it has been removed from a tunic. A slight break in the silver wire edge that runs around the exterior of the solid dated wreath. Condition:
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD IN CLOTH FOR PANZER UNIFORM. A very difficult to find cloth version of the German Cross taken from a black Panzer uniform. This item has been prisoner of war removed, stitches still remaining and sections of the uniform cloth still visible. Good embroidery to the central swastika on its white field.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD IN CLOTH. Good condition Kreigsmarine issue German Cross in gold, slight green oxidisation to the gilded wreath to the left hand side of the swastika. Some loose threads to the grey weave.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, KRIEGSMARINE VERSION, UNUSED. An unused example of the German Cross in gold, Kriegsmarine issue with very dark navy blue backing material. Minor evidence of oxidisation to the edges of the ‘1941’ dated gilt wreath, otherwise excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. An excellent condition German Cross in gold by C.F.Zimmermann. Virtually all of the gilt remaining to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, the enamel totally unscratched and undamaged. Good finish to the star and starburst behind the wreath. All the red enamel for the ring that sits below the wreath perfect. Complete with its wide tapering pin, four delicate small domed rivets, marked number ‘20’ to the underside of the wide tapering pin.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. An excellent example by C.F.Zimmermann. All of the remaining to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, good finish to both the star and the ray. All the red enamel to the ring below the gilded wreath intact. No damage to the black enamel swastika. Wide tapering pin, four delicate domed rivets, marked number ‘20’ underneath the pin.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER GENERAL’S CITATION. A rare end war field issue citation for the German Cross in silver, to Dr. Karl Echerle, who was in charge of Luft Flotte Kommando 6, dated ‘10th June 1945’ issed after the official end of war on the 8th May. Ink signature of General Siegfried Westphal. Issue rubber stamp with the swastika removed and an official letter dated ‘2nd July 1945’ confirming the award of the German Cross in silver to General Dr. Echerle. An extremely interesting letter indicating that the command structure of the Third Reich forces was still in being in July 45. German Cross in silver citation as been folded twice with one mark from a paper clip.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER, CASED. An extremely good example of the Deschler & Sohn four rivet heavy construction unmarked German Cross in silver in its original case. The black enamel to the swastika absolutely mint undamaged. Good silver frosting to the 1941 dated wreath. All of the finish on the ray and the star including the red enamel behind the wreath absolutely perfect. To the reverse side of the slightly dished award the four delicate domed rivets, tapering pin, hook and hinge all original to the award. All fitted into its original silver lined case, the opening of the case it is evident that the silk that hides the steel hinge has rotted away, some light staining to the silk in that area, the silk of the complete upper lid is perfect with a minor impression of wreath of the German Cross that has sat inside for many years.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER, WORN. A scarce but rather worn example of the German Cross in silver produced by manufacturer number 20 C.F.Zimmermann. The central swastika completely undamaged. The ray that sits behind the red enamel disc, which itself is completely undamaged, has lost all of its blackened finish, there is some silver finish remaining to the base star. The ‘1941’ dated silver wreath in good order. On the reverse side the standard number ‘20’ wide tapering pin and four hollow domed rivets. The tone of colour to the award overall indicates that this star has been in an area of a very heavy smoker and has a nicotine colour hue to it.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER. A good example of a number 20 Zimmermann produced German Cross in silver. The enamel to the swastika is completely undamaged, slight dullness to the silver disc behind the swastika, good silver finish to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, the red enamel to the disc that sits behind the wreath is undamaged, virtually all finish remaining to the blackened ray with the basic star in the main body of the award slightly dull. Complete with its correct wide tapering number ‘20’ pin, four domed hollow rivets with number ‘20’ stamped to the inside of the pin.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN GREAT ART EXHIBITION CATALOGUE 1941. A very nice condition A5 size catalogue for the Great Art Exhibition held in Munich in 1941. Over 150 pages of numbered annotations to all the art works displayed in the House of German Art in 1941 with many black and white photographs of 67 of the sculptures and paintings including the well known painting by Josef Vietze of Reinhard Heyrich seated wearing his SS uniform with the Allach porcelain The Fencer at his side.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN NATIONAL SPORTS BADGE. A good example of a bronze version of the German National Sports badge, complete with maker’s details in raised relief within the hollow back. Complete with original pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN RED CROSS ARMBAND. With over stamp of a unit, which is too faint to read the area, for wearing on the Red Cross uniform tunic or on civil dress.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN SOLDIER LYING PRONE WITH RIFLE. Good paint finish. One slight crack to the rifle.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN SOLDIER STANDING TO ATTENTION. Unmarked figure, good paint, the main fore end of the rifle broken away.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN STENOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Beautifully enamelled 10 x 15mm badge in blue, gold and white enamels. Complete with its very small tinny type fixing pin to reverse side.
GERMAN WWII GERMANY AWAKE. The commonly encountered brown covered book entitled ‘Deutschland Erwacht’. 144 pages of text, colour and black and white photographs on the history of the NSDAP. Published in 1933. Complete with its long pullout section at the rear.
GERMAN WWII GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S DAGGER BY PUMA. The Government Official’s dagger were profusely produced by the makers Eickhorn and Alcoso, a very small production were made by the Company of Puma. The dagger is illustrated in one of their catalogues and they are considered rare by comparison to the other two makers. Beautiful condition blade, ‘PUMA’ marked, complete with its original green felt buffer, although split, mother of pearl grips perfect, good clear in-depth detail to the remainder of the hilt. All of the exterior components match in plating, patina, age and colour.
GERMAN WWII GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S DAGGER. A good Government Official’s dagger by Alcoso. Excellent blade with all its cross grain finish remaining, slight spotting underneath the cross guard, all the other fittings, the hilt, cross guard and scabbard retaining much original patination. The mother of pearl grips excellent, undamaged, fitted with a silver portapee knot, which appears to have been fitted for many years. Two minor indentations to the lower section of the scabbard on the right hand side as the dagger is viewed.
GERMAN WWII GRAND ADMIRAL’S GREATCOAT SHOULDER BOARDS. An excessively rare pair of gold and silver wire 1st pattern Grand Admiral’s shoulder boards. These are the large version for the greatcoat, both have got their wool slip-on tabs, one of the underlay section has some light moth damage, the other has surface moth damage to the nap only. The 1st pattern crossed batons are in excellent condition and these could only have been worn by Grand Admiral Raeder or Grand Admiral Doenitz.
GERMAN WWII GREEN AND SILVER BAYONET KNOT. Possibly Customs. Slight shredding to the stem above the acorn.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND NCO’S CUFF TITLE. A very nice Sutterlin script Grossdeutschland in grey weave on green base cloth with silver NCO’s waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the cuff band, this is sewn together at the back and has been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICERS TUNIC. A classic example of wartime constructed tunic where regulations were completely ignored. The tunic constructed in the high quality captured Italian cloth has been constructed on the M.42/43 style having four pockets without pleats, two lower pockets are of the bellow type, cuffs are standard enlisted ranks adjustable style, close collar configuration. The tunic is fitted with a set of well worn stitch-in Hauptmann’s shoulder boards with gilded intertwined lettering ‘GD’ (Grossdeutschland). All silver lace in the subdued type with white infantry underlay. The collar patches are a set of white wool centred wire woven collar patches laid on green uniform cloth. To the rear of the collar there is stitched evidence showing that the previous removal of enlisted ranks, possibly mouse grey collar patches. The breast eagle is of the silver Bevo woven type for an NCO. Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. To the left hand sleeve at the tunic is viewed is a high quality heavy wire woven Grossdeutschland officers cuff title. Two short rows of loops for a medal ribbon bar above the right hand pocket and two sets of loops for awards on the upper right hand pocket. The tunic has seen service wear, there is no moth damage, wear around the waist of the tunic indicting the rubbing of a waist belt. To the interior the tunic is partially lined in standard issue rayon material. A rare wartime configured tunic to an illustrious unit worn by Hans Karl Richter. When this tunic was originally obtained by Regimentals it was accompanied by the documents of Richter but was subsequently separated.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND PANZER SHOULDER BOARDS. A most magnificent set of exact matching Panzer pink piped slip-on shoulder boards for the black wrap over tunic of a Grossdeutschland member. The base material of black is constructed of the finest quality Melton-like cloth, silk pink piped with beautifully woven intertwined ‘GD’ in pink to the centre. Some obvious service wear with light green backing cloth and slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF FIVE DOCUMENTS. An identity card for the German Red Cross to a nurse Gertrud Schmitz with photograph. Deutsches Reisepass (Passport) issued ‘September 1939’ a resident of Vienna. Another Deutsches Reisepass dated ‘1935’ with photograph of the young recipient. Visa stamps to France. The Deutsches Reise Kennkarte double sided linen with photograph of the recipient dated ‘August 1939’. Deutsches Reise Arbeits book datd ‘October 1935’ with many details to the interior. Five in total.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF FOUR A5 SIZE CITATIONS. 4 citations all A5 sized, all are modern glass framed, two have been punch holed, all have been single folded, comprising a citation for the East Front Medal to a member of a Panzer Signals Unit, August 1942, pen signed by Unit Commander. Citation for the Panzer Assault Badge in bronze to a member of a Panzer Grenadier Unit, pen signed by Regimental Commander. A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to a member of Army Artillery Regiment 152, pen signed by a Regimental Commander. A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to a member of Army Infantry Regiment 378 pen signed by a Regimental Commander. All four citations are to separate recipients but are being offered as one grouping.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF FOUR CITATIONS. A group of four citations, three are in A4 size and one in A5. A4 citation, non punch holed, folded once to a Luftwaffe recipient as part of the scarce Seeflieger units on the North Sea coast, signed by an Admiral of a North Sea station on the 1st January 1939. A4 citation, non punch holed, folded once to an Oberleutnant in the Kriegsmarine for the Minesweeper and U-Boat Hunter badge dated 29th March 1944, pencil signed by a Kontra Admiral. A4 citation non punch holed, folded twice for the 25 year True Service decoration with a facsimile signature of Reich Chancellory Secretary. Finally an A5 citation folded once, non punch holed, but multi creased with unit name indistinct to a Leutnant in Infatry Regiment 470 for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated August 1941. £110 55
GERMAN WWII HANDSCHAR DIVISION FEZ WITHOUT INSIGNIA. A totally original red Handschar Division fez, the red indicating a dress version, the field grey was the combat version. Clear outline to the material where the Waffen SS eagle and skull were originally fitted, it possibly may be difficult to pick the outline on our web images. Complete with its leather sweatband, which is slightly adrift from the main body.
GERMAN WWII HANHART FLYER’S WATCH. A modern day replication by the original Company that made the flyers watches for the Luftwaffe Hanhart, these watches are highly collectible today as are the original examples from WWII but naturally as a lower price. This example is in very nice condition, nice identical strap to the WWII example.
GERMAN WWII HANNOVER BRAUNSCHWEIG DAY BADGE. Circular day badge Gautag 1935 Hannover Braunschweig. Tinny type fixing on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII HAUPT-GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER SINGLE RIGHT HAND COLLAR PATCH. Brown velvet base, 1939-45 configuration. All gilt good to the metal motif with rank lace below. Blue piped for Ortsgruppe, slight toning to the piping
GERMAN WWII HELMET MANOEUVRE BAND. A double white sided band for fitting around a steel helmet on manoeuvres.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN FEGELEIN SIGNATURE. The signature of Hermann Fegelein on a page cut from an historic Third Reich book, Hermann Fegelein SS Standartenfuhrer, Commander of the Waffen SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, Knights Cross and German Cross Winner. Married to Eva Braun’s sister Gretl. Shot for desertion on Hitlers orders 28th April 1945.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING DIVISION OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of bright silver weave shoulder boards with white underlay for the Hermann Goering Division with two gilt pips. These were originally constructed as slip-on’s, both slip-on tabs have been removed. This example came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING HEAD ON MARBLE BASE. A very impressive side view head of Hermann Goering, with much of its original silvered finish remaining, measuring 17cm x 12cm.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GORING PANZER DIVISION PAPER GROUPING. A well service worn paper grouping belonging to Gefreiten Kurt Groten of Paratrooper Panzer Artillery Regiment Hermann Goring. The rare citation, A5 size, once folded, frayed edges for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge, regimental unit stamped, awarded ’12.3.1945’ with ink signature of the Regimental Commander. Rare late war field printed citation for the Iron Cross 1st class, frayed edges, section missing from the top, paper sealed together at the central fold to Kurt Groten, now part of the Stabsbattr./FSCH.PZ.ART.RGT.2H.G. dated ‘6th April 45’, pencil signed by the Major and the Divisional Commander. Iron Cross citation 2nd class, late war field printed citation A5 size, once folded, very frail to the centre fold, dated ‘1st April 1945’, Groten was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class on the ‘1st April, the Iron Cross 1st class on the 6th April with identical Divisional Commander’s signature, accompanied by the German Rider’s badge citation dated ‘March 1943’. A small double sided paper pass dated ‘19th March 1945’ showing the recipient in civilian dress, plus four excellent portrait photographs in Luftwaffe and Hitler Youth uniforms, one showing all three awards being worn. At the beginning of April 1945 the division fell back from Silesia and was engaged in very heavy fighting around the town of Bautzen east of Dresden.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN MEYER CAP. A good service used Hermann Meyer cap complete with its chinstrap, neck flap and has always been fitted with aluminium insignia. A size ‘55’ ‘1943’ dated RB numbered cap which has seen good service wear with matching Luftwaffe eagle and cockade. Some light staining overall, obvious wear use to the interior sweatband. One small opening in the material between the crown, seam and the upper body plus one other small nick to the cloth.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL COMBAT TUNIC. A slightly service worn example of the M.42/43 style herringbone twill army combat tunic, six button front, four pockets without pleats. Fitted to the collar is the mid to late war universal grey on grey Bevo woven collar patches with its original Bevo woven grey on green breast eagle above the upper left hand pocket as the tunic is viewed. Loops and buttons present for shoulder board fitting. No tears, hook supports in place, loops to upper right pocket for one award. Full size stampings and depot issue stamp ‘T42’ to the interior. The tunic, as with all HB tunics is completely unlined. Evidence of some minor wear use around the lower inner sleeves.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL COMBAT TUNIC. A good example of a lightly service worn herringbone twill combat tunic. Good large size. Six button front. All pockets without pleats with its correct universal Bevo grey on grey collar patches and light grey on green machine sewn breast eagle. Loops for shoulder boards intact, complete with the closing buttons. Skeleton lining to the inside. Minor shredding to the armpit area and the inner bandage pocket. No tears or repairs. Condition:
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL LONG STRAIGHT TROUSERS. Issued with the herringbone twill tunic, this scarce set of trousers have been worn, they have minor nicks to the cloth but no staining and are generally in very good displayable condition. One slight hole in the crotch area, the seam has come apart and not moth damage. These trousers are seen quite often being worn by Panzer troops with the black wrap-over tunic, the left leg outer left hand seam has slightly brighter stitches, it would appear that this seam has been strengthened. Narrow waistband, buttons all intact for brace fitting, small loops for a belt and a very wide rear waist adjustment system. Twin side pockets.
GERMAN WWII HIGH SEAS FLEET & MINESWEPPER BADGE CITATION GROUPING. Two citations, standard A5 sized pre printed citation, folded twice to Oberfahnrich Heinz Ostermann who was a member of the crew of the cruiser Lutzow dated ‘18th April 1945, the facsimile signature of an unidentified Vice Admiral. A semi hard card slightly smaller than A5 sized citation, punch holed once for filing, unfolded, for the Minesweeper badge, the same recipient serving then with the 6th Minensuchflottille, dated ‘25th March 1944’ with pen signature of Unit Commander, the swastika on the ink stamp has been erased in this particular case. This crew member certainly was on the Lutzow during the operations by the Lutzow in bombarding Soviet Forces advancing along the North German Baltic coast.
GERMAN WWII HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE CITATION, CRUISER KOLN An excellent condition A5 semi hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet badge to Rudolf Lorenz while serving on the Cruiser Koln dated ‘20th August 1942’. Pen signed by the Contra Admiral Lietzmann. This citation has been punch holed. With some background research material of the cruiser.
GERMAN WWII HILFS KRANKENTRAGER ARMBAND. Army Personnel acting as stretcher-bearers, worn on the upper right arm, complete with issue stamp. Nicely machine woven lettering on white field. Some age storage staining.
GERMAN WWII HITLER HEAD ON MARBLE BASE. A side on view of Adolf Hitler on its marble base with green baize backing, the head measuring 16cm x 10.5cm.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT AND BUCKLE. The all nickel Hitler Youth buckle, nickel plated, marked ‘RZM M4/44’ on the reverse side, the plating is thin to the face side, on its original brown leather political weight belt. To the interior the belt leather is marked ‘Groupon 12 58’, this marking we believe to be an HJ marking indicating that this is the original belt to this buckle.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT AND BUCKLE. A standard one piece stamped steel Hitler Youth buckle with very faint RZM markings to the reverse side, fitted onto a rare paper constructed waist belt. The belt is of small youth size, thick in construction with many layers of substitute paper with its correct clip and its paper constructed adjuster tongue. Various unidentifiable ink stamp markings to the inner belt, apart from a clear marking of a series of numbers ‘601582’. A good example of a late war Hitler Youth belt and buckle.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE. A very fine condition one-piece stamped steel non maker marked Hitler Youth belt buckle that has virtually all its original silvered finish remaining. Some areas of rubbing, which can be seen from our web images otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH DIAMOND EAST BERLIN. A rare example of the East Berlin District triangle, beautifully Bevo woven ‘Ost Berlin’ in gold on black.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH FLAK HELPER’S ARM BADGE. The triangular shaped blue high quality embroidered insignia for a Luftwaffe Flak helper on black backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GAU SEIGER 1939 BADGE IN BRONZE. Excellent bronze finish overall. Unfortunately the red enamel section and the upper part of the Hitler Youth lozenge is missing. On the reverse side in raised relief ‘Manufactured by H.Aurich of Dresden’. Original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GAUSEIGER BADGE 1938. A beautiful example of the this badge, totally undamaged enamel to the cream portion of the badge also the red and white enamels to the Hitler Youth lozenge. Good depth of detail to the eagle, maker marked in raised relief to the reverse ‘A.G.Tham Gablonz’.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH KNIFE. A maker marked blade by Wustof of Solingen, complete with their logo, to the opposite side of the blade marked ‘RZM M7/12’ with the date ‘1940’. Undamaged grips. Plating thin to the upper pommel. Unfortunately the red enamel at the lower half of the Hitler Youth diamond has been damaged. The scabbard is the very nice anodised version. A section of the leather hilt retaining strap has broken away.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH LEADERSHIP SCHOOL RFS SHOULDER STRAPS. A matched set of red piped, red gothic lettered on black shoulder boards for a Hitler Youth member attending the Reichsfuhrer School. It would appear that the tips of both of the boards have been attacked either by moth or a rodent, damage as seen.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH NATIONAL SPORTS CONTEST BADGE 1937. Full makers mark in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH PROFICIENCY BADGE IN BEVO WEAVE. Mint condition unused Hitler Youth Bevo woven image of the proficiency badge.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH SHOULDER STRAPS. A matched set of Bahn 664 shoulder straps, both with slip-on tabs, one with original RZM ticket affixed. Light blue piping with light blue numbers.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH TRUMPET BANNER. A very nice and totally original Hitler Youth trumpet banner constructed in thin flag cloth measuring 50cm x 50cm, not including the width of the silver fringe. Some light age foxing but no moth damage or stains of any other type. The central swastika is printed onto a white square section, which is then stitched to the main body. The main body of the flag is constructed in three separate sections, two of red, one of white. The silver fringe has suffered slightly from oxidisation but most of the silvering does remain. The banner has lost its two attachment clips or ties that would have been in place at either end at the top of the flag that would have enabled it to attach to the trumpet. The banner is double sided.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH/SCHUTZE POLIZEI DOUBLE SIDED FLAG. A highly interesting lance pennant style flag, 56 x 106cms. At first glance it could be assumed that this is a Hitler Youth pennant but we firmly believe it to be a pennant of a Police unit or possibly a Police Youth Movement, based on the shape of the swastika to the reverse side. This beautifully constructed multi coloured pennant in black, white, yellow, red, grey and blue with the face side having the large cut out panel with black embroidered edges of the eagle of the Schutze Polizei. The central eagle is carrying a grey sword in one talon with the lightning bolts in red in the other talon. Gott Mit Uns scroll above the head of the eagle. To the reverse side the pennant is halved in red and blue with central laid on black swastika on a white field, which is further laid on to the halved panel. Overall the pennant is in excellent condition with slight surface staining, no moth or damage, complete with its suspension hooks. Further research could reveal a very interesting sub organisation of the German Police.
GERMAN WWII HJ ARM BADGE. Unworn Bevo woven white rune on red field for fitting to the HJ blouse, complete with its original RZM ticket. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII HOCH-U.DEUTSCHMEISTER CITATION. A single pre printed citation for the Wound Badge in silver to Hauptfeldwebel Josef Hinterseer of the 5./Reichsgren./RGT.’Hoch-U.Deutschmeister dated ‘20th September 1944’ plus the single pre printed citation for the Infantry Assault Badge dated ‘30th July 1944’ with ink signature of the Regiment Commander. The Hoch-Und-Deutschmeister was after one of the most famous regiments of the former Imperial Austrian Army, after being destroyed at Stalingrad it was reformed in June 43 as the 44th Hoch-Und Deutschmeister Infantry Division and sent to Monte Casino in November. After spending 1944 in Italy it was transferred again back to the Eastern Front to take part in the German Plattensee Offensive to relieve Budapest
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDERS BADGE IN GOLD. An excellent condition horse rider’s badge in gold having much of its original finish remaining. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. A slightly worn example of the Horse Rider’s badge in bronze, complete with its rectangular shaped fitting pin, hook and hinge. ‘Gesetzlich Geschutz’ in raised relief to the reverse side, also the maker’s name of ‘Lauer Nurnberg/Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. A good example of the horse rider’s badge in bronze, complete with its maker markings all in raised relief on the reverse side, with its pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S PROFICIENCY BADGE IN BRONZE. An absolutely mint condition horse rider’s proficiency badge in bronze. All of its finish present with full maker ‘Steinhauer & Luck Ludenscheid’ mark in raised relief to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII HUNGARIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The beautifully Bevo woven arm shield for Hungarian volunteers for the Third Reich. This example is completely unworn, cut from roll with the faint remains of the Bevo-Wuppertal just visible at the base. The colours of the weave are superb.
GERMAN WWII IDEL-URAL VOLUNTEER SLEEVE SHIELDS. A pair cut from roll of the printed Idel-Ural Tartar Legion Volunteers with the German forces.
GERMAN WWII IDENTITY DISC HOLDER. A mint condition small leather pouch that the soldier kept his identity disc secure, complete with its original neck tie. Mint condition. Condition:
GERMAN WWII IN THE SERVICE OF THE SECURITY POLICE ARMBAND. A nice green armband with black printed lettering ‘IM DIENSTE DER SICHERHEITSPOLIZEI’.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY BEVO WOVEN COLLAR PATCHES. A matched set of unused condition Bevo woven green centred with white infantry waffenfarbe collar patches.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY LEUTNANT’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. White wool underlay, white wool slip-on tab with subdued grey exterior for an army leutnant’s combat tunic.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY NCO/OFFICER CANDIDATE SHOULDER BOARDS. A lovely matched set of M.36 Infantry NCO combat tunic shoulder boards with white piping with the early NCO tress to each board. White woven silk piping with an NCO candidate red cloth central band to the lower sections. These are ex Brian Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY NCO’S VISOR CAP. A nice semi saddle shaped high quality private purchase NCO’s visor cap, good Melton material, no moth tracking or moth holes. A slightly lighter shade of green centre band, more on the Reichswehr colour. Standard black double buckled chinstrap, a matching set of national eagle and cockade. Standard fibre peak with some marks to the interior. The interior lining is from brushed cotton with considerable wear use but all in good undamaged condition, the central celluloid lozenge is missing. The original owner’s initials ‘SH’ hand applied to the upper inner crown, the mid tan sweatband all in place without any breakages. A nice standard cap.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A nice condition high saddle shaped white piped infantry officers visor cap. Nice quality constructed material, standard dark green centre band, white waffenfarbe. Stamped aluminium national eagle with a bullion wire woven cockade and chinstraps. Minor moth nip just underneath the Armed Forces eagle. Standard fibre peak. One small section of oxidisation to the weave of the national cockade. To the interior the mid tan leather lining all complete and undamaged with evidence of minor wear use. To the upper inner crown the celluloid lozenge all intact, no maker or retailer’s markings. Slight evidence to the upper inner silk lining of wear use. Stamped inside the leather lining size ‘59’.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of mid war field grey centred white wool infantry piped slip-on shoulder boards.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1939 1ST CLASS BAR. A good example of the bar to the Iron Cross 1939. Slight toning, complete with its original wide straight pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS 2ND AWARD BAR. A beautiful frosted example of the 1939 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross 1st class. Good toning, frosting remaining in the lower field of the wings with highlighted edges to the swastika and the 1939 tablet, also the date. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. Some painted finish missing to the central core and to the swastika, original wide tapering pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND AWARD BAR. The 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross, good finish remaining, complete with original flat wide pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS WITH 1939 AWARD BAR. A nice example of a WWI Iron Cross 2nd class, attached to its ribbon is the larger version of the 1939 2nd award bar. All fixing prongs present for the 2nd award bar, slightly toned overall.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN AFRIKA MEDAL. Good bronze finish to the medal itself with a very short section of ribbon remaining.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN MADE SS COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely rare grouping of SS insignia probably produced in Northern Italy at the end of the war either for German forces or RSI Italian SS troops. Recently acquired through an English country auction, a still sewn together pair of classic Italian embroidered heavy wire SS runes collar patch with the opposite patch blank and a single identical SS runic patch. Italian embroidery is immediately identifiable against most other countries, many items of Polish insignia were produced in Italy as the allies advanced through Italy in 1943 and 44, the embroidery on these SS runes is identical. They have lost the majority of their gilded finish to the wire, the backing material is a coarse black ribbed cloth. Accompanying the three collar patches was a printed patch of the Tyrol, with the owner’s original Italian made 8th Army sleeve patch, historians would immediately note that the British 8th Army advanced north of Milan and eastwards of Venice, occupying all of Northern Italy with their headquarters in Southern Austria and Klagenfurt and these four items with other items which are being separately listed on our web site, such as swastika armbands, SS Bevo woven eagle and skull sets for the M.43 cap were acquired by a British ex 8th Army member, also well known is the fact that the Tyrol area of Northern Italy has always been in dispute as to its ownership and could possibly have been raising its own SS units. A super rare grouping.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN ORDER OF THE CROWN. The Italian Order of the Crown neck cross and breast star in its original presentation case, awarded to Third Reich General of Infantry Eugen Ott. Over the past year of 2017 the whole estate of General of Infantry Eugen Ott has been sold in individual lots via auction, we have been fortunate enough to acquire a number of the items and this is the Order of the Crown that he was awarded. Beautiful case with the original manufacturer’s name embossed into the upper inner silk, with a photograph of General Eugen Ott.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. A rare collar patch for the Italian SS Volunteer Division, Dachau made. Silver embroidered Italian Fascist symbol on its section of black SS collar patch cloth having the classic Dachau production white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII JAGDGESCHWADER RICHTHOFEN CUFF TITLE. This extremely rare Luftwaffe cuff title was designed to be worn by officers who had formerly served with the Jagdgeschwader Richthofen during WWI. Introduced in April 1935, although designed for officers this is definitely an NCO’s version, the basic Luftwaffe blue background material is overlaid with very finely hand embroidered in silver grey thread, to the upper and lower edges is fitted a strip of 3mm silver waffenfarbe. The cuff title was taken out of service later in 1935. This is sewn together at the reverse side indicating it has been removed from a tunic. An excellent description of this cuff title and its origins is on page 106 of German Military Cuff Bands 1784 to the Present by Gordon Williamson and Thomas McGuirl.
GERMAN WWII JAGER REGIMENT 84 IDENTITY DISC AND HOLDER. A mint condition aluminium splitable oval identity disc marked to soldier number ‘116’ in the 1./J.R.84 with its neck suspension and its holder with its neck suspension.
GERMAN WWII JERSEY KNIT WOOL COMBAT SHIRT. A unusual light coloured Jersey Wool knitted shirt, pointed collar , 4 button pullover style with all of its substitute pressed paper buttons attached with field grey lined pocket flaps and matching lining to the button hole areas, some storage staining.
GERMAN WWII JUNCKERS JU88 COCKPIT PERSPEX PIECES. Three individual items from the canopy of a JU88 twin engine bomber. The pieces are in mint condition, have never been installed, the largest piece 53cms x 34 with two smaller triangular pieces measuring 28cms x 35cms.
GERMAN WWII K.98 CLEANING KIT. A well combat used unpainted steel tinned version with a good degree of the contents remaining including the aluminium pull through and bore brush and to the opposite end there is the standard grease tin now empty of grease with a little crushing from combat use to one end of the tin.
GERMAN WWII K98 BAYONET AND FROG. Good blade, cleaned from its original blued finish but some faint remains. Light corrosion to the cross guard. All wood slab grips. Waffen amt stamped to the upper pommel. All contained in its original scabbard, which has lost its blueing with a correct brown leather frog with some faint traces of Luftwaffe ‘LBA’ acceptance stamps to the reverse side. The scabbard is numbered ‘3062’, blade not numbered.
GERMAN WWII K98 MATCHED NUMBER BAYONET. Good blueing to the blade, the tip to the blade is slightly damaged. Dated and maker marked ’43 FFC’ with number ‘5688’ with its Bakelite grips undamaged. A film of slight surface rust to the pommel. Double waffen amt stamped. Complete in its original scabbard, also marked ’43 FFC’ with matched number ‘5688’.
GERMAN WWII K98 MATCHED NUMBER BAYONET. A very nice blued blade marked number ‘1092’ with ’42 ASW’. Wood grips, good blueing to the top pommel with clear waffen amt stamps, some slight surface rust. Unfortunately one of the grip plates securing screws is missing. Matching black scabbard, match numbered ‘1092’ with matched maker ‘42ASW’.
GERMAN WWII K98 RIFLE STRAP. Good condition service used rifle strap for the K98 infantry rifle. Waffen amt stamped to the point with possible replacement leather runner.
GERMAN WWII KC WINNERS OF THE LUFTWAFFE STUKA AND GROUND ATTACK PILOTS. The excellent 1988 2nd edition of the 1976 1st edition identifying all of the Knights Cross Winners of the Stuka and ground attack aircraft of the Luftwaffe. All text in German. Most of the recipients photographed, all of the squadron insignia described and photographed. This 2nd edition never had a fly leaf cover.
GERMAN WWII KNIGHTS CROSS TO THE WAR MERIT CROSS. A very nice condition Knights Cross to the War Merit Cross having much original finish evident. Fine detail to the wreath surrounding the 1939 date and the face side swastika. Good detail to the sword hilts. The award is marked ‘Silber 900’ to the underside of the lowest arm of the Maltese Cross, complete with its ribbon, which has been service used and its neck tie.
GERMAN WWII KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER SIGNATURE ON CITATION. The full length ink pen signature of Ernst Wilhelm Hoffmann, Knights Cross Winner and Oak Leaves Winner on an A5 size citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords awarded to Medical Feldwebel Karl Fasslrinner, award date 20th April 1945.
GERMAN WWII KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS OF THE LUFTWAFFE VOLUME 1 FIGHTER PILOTS. The scarce 1989 publication all in German text showing all the Knights Cross Winners of the fighter arm of the Luftwaffe. Virtually all recipients photographed with very few exceptions missing. All of the squadron insignia, massive work, 256 pages. Mint condition. This is the 2nd edition, the 1st edition printed in 1966, this edition never had a fly leaf cover.
GERMAN WWII KREIS EINSATZLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A very nice mint set of unworn white piped (Kreis level) Einsatzleiter’s collar patches. Gilding excellent to all the metallic parts, brown velvet base with white piping.
GERMAN WWII KREIS LEVEL LEADER OF DEPARTMENT ARMBAND. A nice condition, good bright coloured armband for an NSDAP Kreis level Leader of Department. Some thinness to the weave of the cloth to one end. Good bright lace. The central swastika, which is trimmed in gold is woven into the circular white backing disc.
GERMAN WWII KRETA CUFF BAND CITATION. A pre printed A5 size illuminated citation for the Kreta armband, awarded to Obergefreiten Georg Buchner who was a member of 14./Geb.Jag.Rgt.100 with regimental circular ink over-stamp. This unit was part of 5th Mountain Troop Division flown in by JU52’s to land on Kreta 1941. Ink signature of Colonel Glasl Regiment Commander. Slightly turned edges but unfolded and non punch-holed.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGS VERDIENST 1939 MEDAL. Nice condition, good bronze colour remaining, complete with full length ribbon.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSFLUGZEUGE. 1942 Official Luftwaffe handbook showing German, Italian Anglo American and Soviet warplanes for identification purposes. 160 pages with details of armament markings, bombs extra. Punch holed for filing. Colour cover.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ADMIRAL SCHEER CITATION AND RESEARCH. A citation for the High Seas Fleet badge folded once and punch holed for filing, the size is halfway between A5 and A4, awarded to an Obmaschinenmatrosen serving on the battleship Admiral Scheer with the ink signature of Vice Admiral Schmundt with some accompanying research on German capital ships.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BATTLE CRUISER ADMIRAL HIPPER ALBUM & GROUPING. Bootsmann Rudolf Grosseide was a pre war sailor firstly on the pre Dreadnought batleship Schlesien then served on heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Large Photo album measuring 41cmx21cm The front cover of the album has the heraldic arms of the Schlesian plus the name and date 1938 to 39 to the interior of the album, which is extremely comprehensive the majority of the photographs seem to be from his service on both the Schlesien and the Hipper ,The album contains over 200 photographs of a pre war world cruise on the Schlesien, close-up shots of men and officers in their full uniforms, both service and dress. Many images taken in their ports. Excellent photographs of the rare Kriegsmarine trophelm being worn with the Kriegsmarine eagle to front. Later images in the album show him on war service on the Hipper in more northern climates. Excellent images of the Hipper’s float plane being launched from the ship and recovered. Damaged buildings, possibly in Poland. Accompanying the album is the A4 size citation for his award of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge dated ‘9th March 1942’. A badly stained A5 citation for the Iron Cross 2nd class pen signed by the North Sea Vice Admiral dated ‘20th April 42’. An excellent condition A5 hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet Badge whilst serving on the cruiser Admiral Hipper, signed by unidentified Admiral and Fleet Chief. An accompanying hard cover book, which replicates the cruise of the battleship Schlesien in October 1938 with the names of every one of the crew to the end of the book. Lastly a ‘1958’ dated Marine Veteransbund citation for 25 years membership. The Hipper saw a significant amount of action during WWII, she was involved in the Norwegian assault in 1940, involved in operations against allied merchant shipping in the North Atlantic, operated against the British convoys to the Soviet Union, after encountering damage in December 1942 against British light cruisers she returned to Germany for repairs and was never restored for operational status and was finally destroyed at her moorings in July 1945. The Schlesien saw limited combat during WWII but was involved in the invasion of Norway, she ended her career as an anti aircraft ship in the Baltic in 1945 and was struck by a mine and sank in shallow water. A highly interesting naval grouping.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BELT BUCKLE. A very nice and scarce buckle being the stamped aluminium Kriegsmarine buckle. All of these aluminium buckles are by the same maker R S & S. A good degree of its original gilding remaining with rubbing to the high spots. Complete with its original leather tab, which is ‘1938’ maker marked and dated with a good clear Marine waffen amt stamp to the leather.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLACK WOUND BADGE CITATION. A scarce citation for a marine sailor fighting as infantry late war. Standard A5 size citation, folded once, non punch holed, nice condition to Matrosen Heinrich Hirdes whilst a member of Marine-Schtz.-Btl.309, dated 1st February 1945 and pencil signed by the unit doctor in Marine Hospital 4/532 (R).
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE BY A RARE MAKER. A good example of the Kriegsmarine Blockade Breaker badge in generally good condition, complete with its original wide tapering pin, hook and hinge, within raised relief the unusual maker for this award of Richard Feix Gablonz a.d. N.’ For the collector looking for variations of this award this is extremely scarce.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE CITATION. The Blockade Breaker badge is relatively easy to obtain, however the citation is highly unusual and are quite often in small size such as this. This citation measuring 15 x 11.5cm, pre printed, slightly foxed, non punch holed or folded, awarded to Funkgehilfen (Radio Helper) Kurt Sinherr, who was on the Hamburg America line ship M.S. Kiel, award dated ‘6th April 1943’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE, CASED WITH MINIATURE. An exceptionally good condition Blockade Breaker badge having all of its original dark grey patinated finish with frosted highlighted art deco style eagle and swastika with the slightly highlighted chain surrounding the award. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side with designer’s name and the manufacturer ‘Schwerin, Berlin’, in its original case, which is untitled, paper hinge type, complete with its 10mm diameter lapel pin with its twisted and grooved fixing.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE, CASED WITH MINIATURE. The Blockage Breaker Badge in its wide case having a separate loop to the right of the main badge for the fitting of the miniature. Standard size award, produced by ‘A.G.M.u.K.4 Gablonz’. Beautiful finish remaining to the main award with all the silvering to the eagle on the bow of the ship with matching excellent finish to the 10mm miniature, in its presentation case with closing catch, case totally undamaged.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BREAST EAGLE. Machine embroidered yellow on blue breast eagle for the deck or pea jacket.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BREAST EAGLE. The raised padded yellow on blue breast eagle. Hand embroidered.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY. A cap tally, which reads ‘2.SCHIFFSFTAMMABTEILUNG 2’ these were ship cadre division of battalions, either the North Sea or the Eastern Sea. Full length.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY. A full length cap tally worn on the deck cap, nice Bevo weave in gold on black. Very slight shredding to the material just to the right of the lettering ‘Kriegsmarine’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CAPTAIN AND ABOVE WHITE TOP OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A rare cap from the Kriegsmarine being the white top officers visor cap worn by all officers above the rank of Captain up to Commander and a favourite of the submarine commanders within the Navy. This example is in excellent condition, it has much service wear and has a wonderful service feel about it. Standard cloth covered peak with the wide row of celion constructed leaves with a bullion large size cockade, an aluminium gilded eagle attached to the white removable top, standard mohair centre band, anchor side buttons, patent naval style chin strap. On inverting the cap the full interior liner is present with one only of two initials of the original owner remaining pinned to the sweatband. The upper inner crown has its complete undamaged centre celluloid lozenge, which has never had any retailers or makers mark applied to it. The interior satin gold lining is all present, it is stained through wear use. The very edges of the front peak stitches are frail where the cap is applied to the main body of the cap. The cap also comes with its removable blue top, which has its bullion Kriegsmarine eagle attached.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CITATION AND LETTERS. A highly emotive pair of letters and a citation for the Minesweeper badge belonging to Kriegsmarine Matrosen Fritz Nauruschat. Fully illuminated A5 citation for the Minesweeper badge dated ‘October 41’, pen signed by the Captain and Commander of the 1st Sicherungsdizion, folded once, non punch-holed with two accompanying hand written letters to the recipient’s mother dated ‘31st January’ and ‘23rd February 1945’ by that time he would have been serving in a Marine Infantry Unit on the Eastern Front. Both letters have been translated into English. The first letter in January 45 he annotates ‘Without identifying the area Eastern Front 23 2.45
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. Non maker marked, at least 75% of the gilt remaining to the laurel wreath with some light rubbing to the chest of the eagle and the high points of some the leaves. Complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY CITATION GROUP. A good condition A5 size citation to Marineobergefreiten Hans Lindemann, award date ‘31st May 1944’ with pen signature of Konteradmiral Stichling, complete with a small quantity of feldpost letters relating to the recipient. The award citation for the Coastal Artillery badge is scarce.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER UNDER BELT. A rare blue webbing belt with single prong buckle and two D rings secured by leather tabs to the belt for wearing underneath the naval frock coat to suspend the naval dagger or the naval sword. Size marked ‘100’ with maker mark ‘Assmann’ and the date ‘43’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER UNDER-BELT. The blue webbing belt with all leather fittings for wearing under the uniform tunic of a Kriegsmarine officer for suspension of his dagger. Mint condition, marked ‘Assmann 43 size 100’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DECK CAP INSIGNIA. The combined eagle and cockade one-piece set for the naval enlisted mans deck cap, complete with its pin fixing to the reverse side. Good gilt to the eagle.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE EAGLE AND COCKADE SET FOR A SAILOR’S CAP. A two piece joined eagle and cockade with one single prong fixing for the sailor’s deck cap. The gilt has disappeared overall.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ENLISTED MANS BREAST EAGLE. A very nice machine embroidered yellow eagle on dark navy blue background. Unused condition.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE FIELD CAP EAGLE. The nice quality Bevo woven yellow on navy blue eagle for fitting to the Kriegsmarine overseas cap. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE FLOTILLA COMMANDER’S FLAG. A large 210 x 120 cms triangular formed flag, standard flag cloth with some moth damage near the tip with large Balkan Cross printed to both sides. Complete with its canvas selvage edge and its spine hook assemblies. Printed to selvage edge ‘Flottillenstd 1.5 x 2.1’ with red eagle and swastika over Kriegsmarine ‘M’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER, CLOTH VERSION. An ultra rare award, definitely known to exist, it is believed that no citation has ever been found. The backing cloth is for the Kriegsmarine in dark navy blue, excellent weave to the rays of the award. The silver is slightly subdued with the bands surrounding the wreath picked out in a very subdued gilt.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HENCKELS DIVER’S KNIFE. A rare original example of the Kriegsmarine diver’s knife, the blade by Henckels. Overall length of the knife with the scabbard is 34cm, blade length 20cm. The blade is excellent, still with its original profile, slight dullness in areas. The ribbed grip manufactured in heavy lead, which has been painted red at some time during its service life, with its circular all brass scabbard to which the knife screws into.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. Manufactured by Schwerin, all gilding missing from the face side of the award but down to good brass colour, matching overall. Maker marked ‘Schwerin’ in raised relief on the reverse side, complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HONOUR ROLL CLASP. A beautiful frosted gilt version of this scarce award on its correct size ribbon with all four securing pins intact.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE LATE WAR COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE CITATION. A very rare field made citation for the Coastal Artillery Badge, dated ‘12th May 1945’ four days after the war had officially ended, awarded to a Gefreiter Rudolf Schubert, to a small last ditch unit on the island of Wangerooge, which commanded the entrance town to the ports of Wilhelmshaven and Kuxhaven. A field issued type, A5 size, punch holed for filing, folded twice with a pencil signature of a Commandant of Wangerooge. The unit rubber stamp has a swastika crossed out. Accompanied by a German Lifesaving Association membership card with a photograph of Schubert in civil dress.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINE SWEEPER BADGE. Non maker marked, 80% of original gilt remaining in the lower field of the wreath and within the lower wings of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER AND IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS GROUPING. Two A5 size citations, both punch holed for filing and both folded once, awarded to Funkmatten Walter Burgdorf, both awarded in July and September 1944. The Iron Cross citation with the signature of Kontra Admiral Breuning with the Minesweeper citation having an ink signature of an unidentified Fregattenkapitan.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A non maker marked convex shaped construction Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge which has lost virtually all of its gilt but unusually retains all the silver to the exploding central mine. All of the silver finish remaining to the reverse side, complete with its ball type hinge and original hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A nice condition Minesweeper badge retaining much original gilt with rubbing to the high spots. All of the silver finish to the exploding bomb complete, all of the dark grey patinated finish to the waves below complete. Solid grey back, wide tapering pin, non maker marked.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A nice condition non maker marked solid construction Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge with its horizontal wide tapering pin, hook and hinge and uniform retaining pin behind the head of the eagle. Remains of gilt to the wreath and eagle. Some losses to the silvering on the exploding bomb.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good example of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge. These quite commonly appear with much gilt missing, this is a very good example having virtually all of its original gilt, some light oxidisation to the tip of the right hand wing and patches on the right hand side of the wreath as the badge is viewed. The exploding bomb again retaining all of its original silver wash finish with just slight wear to the high points of the exploding mine. Good thick solid construction, non maker marked. All the silver finish on the reverse side is complete with its vertical pin with original hook.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A nice example of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge, non maker marked, good traces of original gilt remaining to the surrounding wreath and eagle, all of the silver finish to the exploding mine is complete. To the reverse side all of the silvered finish is complete with original hinge, hook and wide tapering pin.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. An unusual maker for the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge marked ‘WH’ in an oval to the wide tapering pin, the face of the award having at least 80% of its original gilded finish remaining to the surrounding wreath, all the silvered finish to the exploding bomb complete, silvered finish complete to the reverse side with the maker’s mark to the pin with original hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good condition non maker marked Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge. At least 60% of original gilt remaining to the face side with all the silver finish remaining to the exploding mine. To the reverse side of the red top of the badge the uniform retaining hook is still present plus its horizontal wide tapering pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREECHES. A very nice private purchase set of the scarce Kriegsmarine officers breeches. Heavy duty ribbed material, two opening side pockets without flaps, two side waist adjusters, small loops for a belt if needed with a ‘Wilhelm Witte Kiel’ label, dated ‘28th June 1937’, the original owner’s name has unfortunately been inked out. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS CAR PENNANT. An attractive car pennant in yellow and blue, 31 x 21cm with finely chain stitched Kriegsmarine style eagle to both sides of the pennant, heavy duty blue ribbed flag cloth below with yellow trimmed edges with both car mounting connecting clips present.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS FORE AND AFT HAT. A generally nice condition rare piece of headdress for the Kriegsmarine known as the officers full parade fore and aft hat. The skin covering to the hat in good undamaged condition, the black watered silk lace edging again good with some thinness to the upper edges, complete with its red, white and black rosette that sits behind the upper part of the gold bullion lace, which at the lower part has the large Kriegsmarine gilded button attached. To the interior all the silk lining intact and its original light cream DRGM marked leather sweatband.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. A superb condition huge size Kriegsmarine officers overseas cap. Although unstamped the size appears to be a size 60. Very nice navy blue Kriegsmarine cloth, two minor moth nips close to the central lower bullion wire woven cockade. The gold waffenfarbe surrounding the envelope of the cap is in gold celion with matching gold celion eagle. Dark black cotton twill lining, evidence of minor wear use. A rare piece of Kriegsmarine headdress.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE PADDED BREAST EAGLE. The raised padded yellow on blue breast eagle. Glue on the reverse where applied to a collector’s display board.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE PITH HELMET. An unusual but well service worn Kriegsmarine pith helmet. The majority of the Kriegsmarine pith helmets were produced in white, this example with standard six panel configuration to the dome is constructed in the army colour. To the exterior it has faded considerably in the sun, there is no evidence of army decals ever being fitted and has been fitted from its inception with its large Kriegsmarine eagle. The leather edge trim is constructed in a very light cream, normally the army constructed pith helmets have an olive drab colour or a mid brown colour. The interior still retains all its original red lining material. The leather to the sweatband is rotted but the main to the sweatband still intact. A nice helmet with obvious service wear and look.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE PRIVATE PURCHASE OFFICERS SWORD. The privately purchased option for the Kriegsmarine officer was to have the sword by WKC with double sided etched naval panels to the blade with the battleships having a very small swastika within the flag to the top of the masts. This is the only way that the Kriegsmarine officers swords can be identified as Third Reich period, unless they are the ordnance issued examples with plain blades and Kreigsmarine Third Reich acceptance stamps, The blade is generally good, the gilding light overall with the red and green eyes to the lion’s head of the hilt. Grip undamaged but with six strands of wire to the 11 grooves missing. Both the clamshell and the rear guard fold, complete with its leather scabbard, all three scabbard mounts present, the stitching to the leather excellent.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SEAMAN WITH 4½ YEARS SENIORITY.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SHORTS. An absolutely mint pair of Kriegsmarine shorts, extensively marked ‘B.A.W (Clothing Depot) Wilhelmshafen 28.5.43’. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SINGLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. A very nice Q64 Navy single decal combat helmet, the skull retaining virtually all its original paint finish with minor abrasions. The paint has removed itself from the three liner retaining rivet heads. Some abrasions to the deep gold decal, which can be seen on our web images. The helmet has taken a round hit at the rear of the helmet where the dome meets the skirt, there is also a slight indentation to the crown. Complete with its original liner, all the tongues present and supple with original drawstring, original strap which has traces of its maker’s mark visible but difficult to read. The owner owner’s name of ‘H.Brein’ is hand applied into the inner rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SPANISH CROSS AND U-BOAT CLASP PAPER GROUPING. A highly unusual grouping awarded to Funkmatten Arnold Bauer for the Spanish Cross in bronze with swords, dated ‘6th June 1939’ with an Adolf Hitler facsimile signature. Slightly creased edges and one tear to the right hand side. The large A4 size semi card citation for the U-Boat badge, dated ‘5th September 1944’ with facsimile signature of Admiral Doenitz. The A5 size citation, non folded, non punch holed for the Iron Cross 1st class, dated ‘9th January 1943’ with another facsimile Doenitz signature. A5 size citation for the U-Boat Clasp in bronze, dated ‘3rd February 1945’ with a facsimile signature of Admiral Von Friedeburg who was the Commanding Officer of U-Boats. A highly unusual combination of a recipient of the Spanish Cross having later served on U-Boats.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE STOP WATCH. A very nice example of a Kriegsmarine stop watch used for many activities within the navy and used for torpedo timing. The timepiece appears to be working perfectly, the main dial is in undamaged bright condition, maker marked ‘Herm Bark’ with ‘Kiel’ below. On the reverse side is a large outstretched winged eagle and swastika with naval ‘M’ below followed by a number ‘754’ with letter ‘N’ below indicating North Sea issue. Slight scratch marks to the case where the reverse side has been opened. All housed in its original issue case. Green velvet lined. To the outside of the box a large marine eagle over ‘M’ with the stamping below ‘Steger J.Kiel’ complete with its closing catch. We have had these stop watches previously but never in its issue case. A fine and rare piece of German WWII naval equipment.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE STRAIGHT LEG TROPICAL TROUSERS. A set of service worn Kriegsmarine long straight trousers. Some stains to the thigh and knee area, thick heavy quality material, complete with its integral three pronged hidden belt. All brace buttons complete, marked ‘M44’ with size stampings and waist size 46cm.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE. A nice non maker marked example of the Kriegsmarine Submariners Badge. At least 70% of the gilt remaining but slightly dulled. Original pin, hook and hinge to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE. A non maker marked Submariner’s badge, which has lost virtually all of its gilded finish. Mid to late war construction, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL HELMET EAGLE. The very scarce all metal 10cm wingspan eagle with its single prong fixing for fitting to the Kriegsmarine tropical pith helmet. Good gilt present with some slight rubbing to the breast area and the upper edge of the wing tips. Fully maker marked on the reverse side ‘KWM’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL OFFICERS VISORED FIELD CAP. One of the rarest items of Kriegsmarine headdress is the long visored model 41 tropical field cap for a Kriegsmarine officer. This slightly worn condition size 57½ cap started factory life as an enlisted ranks and has been field upgraded to officer rank with the addition of gold tress around the crown and front scallop of the cap. It is unknown whether the officer grade lace was fitted at depot level or at field level, however it has been applied very professionally. There is slight green verdigris in a 10cm section to the gold lace below the national eagle and just above the national cockade. On inverting the cap it can be clearly seen the different colour stitching used to apply the gold lace. The insignia fitted is a standard yellow on tan Bevo woven eagle, with a matching correct tropical cockade, twin zinc air vents. The interior has the standard green cotton lining with a clear 57½ stamp with a designation ‘W’ next to the size, which may indicate the Wilhelmshafen clothing depot. Just below the size stampings there are now indistinct other markings. There is evidence of light wear use to the forehead area. The exterior colour is superb.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL SHOULDER STRAPS. A highly unusual set of shoulder straps, well service used, constructed in the same style as army and Luftwaffe straps, but formed from the navy colour material. Tropical lace with blue waffenfarbe. Slip-on boards. A lovely matched set, probably worn on the navy tropical shirt. Field grey underlay.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE WHITE OVERSEAS CAP, FRENCH MADE. One of the hardest elements of the Kriegsmarine uniform to obtain is the white summer overseas cap, this example is one of the French produced examples. Some light discoloration overall, complete with its correct light blue embroidered eagle on a white triangular background with its white backed national black, silver and red roundel. The envelope at the top of the hat has been sewn together by the owner. The interior has the classic French herringbone twill lining with faint traces of the French circular maker’s stamp with size ‘55’.
GERMAN WWII KRIES TAG 1937 DORTMUND TINNY. A nice 5cms in length stylised art deco tinny with its standard type fixing pin for Kries Tag Dortmund 18th 20th 1937.
GERMAN WWII KRIM SHIELD CITATION. The pre-printed illuminated citation A5 size for the award of the Krim Shield. Folded in four, awarded to Obergefreiten Paul Gritzmann as a member of 10./Jag.Rgt.83. Award date ‘1st September 1942’. Pen signed by an unidentified Field Marshall. Rubber ink stamp faint.
GERMAN WWII KUBAN COSSACK OSTVOLK MEDAL CITATION. A very rare once folded, slightly creased, non punch holed semi hard card citation for the Ostvolk Medal 2nd class in bronze to a German recipient Feldwebel Andrej Rotow of the 8./Kuban Kosaken Reiter Regiment 3, dated ‘14th June 1944’ and pen signed by General Leutant Helmuth Von Pannwitz. Very few documents relating to this unit have survived. In May 1945 the 1st Cossack Division along with their families surrendered to British Forces in Austria, the original agreement was of an understanding that they would not be subsequently handed over to the Soviet Army, they all were, many being killed once they arrived in Soviet occupied territory. Von Pannwitz along with the other Cossack Generals was later hanged in Moscow in 1947.
GERMAN WWII KUBELWAGEN SEAT CUSHIONS. Two incredibly rare items of German military vehicle equipment being the original front seat cushions for the driver and passenger from a VW Type 82 Kubelwagen. Constructed in ordnance grey coloured imitation leather, fully stuffed with horse hair. To the underside covered in webbing with the red line showing through the canvas material very similar to other German canvas constructed items. The Kubelwagen seat frame has springs to the lower part and the indentation and rust flooding from the frame can be seen on the underside of both seat cushions.
GERMAN WWII KUSTRIN FLAK BATTERY IDENTITY DISC. An extremely rare identity disc being in zinc one-piece splitable, marked ‘L.Hei-Fl.Batt.1/III Kustrin’. This was a local light flak unit formed to defend the fortress of Kustrin on the river Oder before its siege by the Red Army in 1945, probably an amalgam of Volkssturm, Hitler Youth and Luftwaffe personnel.
GERMAN WWII KYFEHAUSERBUND CAP INSIGNIA. The central lighthouse with swastika below imitation enamel oval badge set within its dull gilded wreath.
GERMAN WWII KYFFHAUSERBUND HONOUR BADGE FOR BRASSARD. The Honour Badge fitted to armbands for a member of the Kyffhauserbund. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LAND CUSTOMS OFFICIALS CAP EAGLE. The unique upswept wing style cap eagle for a member of the German Customs Service. Subdued gilt, all three pins fitted to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII LARGE GAU TAG 1936 TINNY. A very impressive shield shaped tinny measuring 6cms, showing a knight in armour superimposed over a mobile swastika, celebrating Gau Tag 1936 for Hildesheim on the 12th to the 14th June. Complete with their tinny type fixing pins on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR COMBAT Y STRAPS. A scarce pair of mint condition heavy weight straps used by many arms including the SS and army. This well RB numbered pair have to the rear the scarce skeleton economy style hook arrangement. With a rough out black outer which is excellent and supple with a nice clear light brown interior. Beautifully supple and just dusty from storage.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT CITATION GROUP. A highly interesting late war grouping to Unteroffizier Hans Grabner. The Ground Combat citation is dated ‘7th March 1945’ to a member of a Luftwaffe Air Field Supply unit incorporated into a front line combat group. Ink signature of General G.Hoffmann, Commanding Officer of Luftgau III (Hamburg/Berlin) Unit issue stamp. Standard A5 size, once folded, non punch holed. War Service Cross 2nd class with swords dated ‘30th January 1943’. Ink signature of General S.Frolich Commanding General of Luftgau 17. A five size, non punch holed, once folded. Iron Cross 2nd class dated ‘20th November 1944’ by then as a member of Kampfgruppe Schlutterbach. Ink signature, this would seem to be for a scratch combat unit formed in North Germany during the last stages of the war.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR M.43 CAP EAGLE SET. The one piece triangular eagle and national cockade all embroidered on a canvas material for the late war M.43 cap.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR WOUND BADGE IN BLACK CITATION. A field typed citation to Grenadier Karl Schultz of the 2.BTL.RGT.ZBV. for the Wound Badge in black dated ‘24th April 1945’, with three accompanying photographs of the recipient wearing SS uniform with colleagues and lady friends.
GERMAN WWII LATVIAN SS DIVISION IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece aluminium splitable identity disc to a member of the 1st Battalion Waffen SS Grenadier Regiment 33 that was part of the 15th Waffen SS Grenadier Division. Soldier number ‘110’ blood group ‘0’.
GERMAN WWII LATVIAN SS IDENTITY DISC. A zinc identity disc numbered ‘8503’ for a member of the Training and Replacement Unit of Latvian Volunteer SS Division. Lettering reads ‘AUSB.ABT.ERS LETT-SS.FRW.DIV.’
GERMAN WWII LATVIAN SS VOLUNTEER IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece zinc splitable identity disc for a member of the 3rd Company Infantry Regiment No.4. of the Latvian SS Division.
GERMAN WWII LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER COMPLETE FILE. A good file of documents, which includes the citation for the Krim Shield to SS Sturmmann Walter Koch of the 2.Art.Rgt./L.SS A.H (2nd Artillery Regiment Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler dated ‘1st July 1943’ with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Von Manstein. Complete with the recipient’s full SS service file including a photograph of Koch, this is probably identical to the photograph used in his soldbuch, hatless wearing M.36 uniform, black shoulder boards visible with SS runic collar patch.
GERMAN WWII LEO SCHLAGETER FREI KORPS BADGE. One of the most finely produced badges of the Weimar/Frei Korps era is the Schlageter badge with the fitted bars of Spartakus 1919 to 1923 and Rhein/Ruhr 1923 to 1924. Silvered bronze with the two bars, pin back suspension and maker’s name of ‘Paul Kust of Berlin’ in raised relief on the reverse side. This award is difficult to find with two separate bars.
GERMAN WWII LIFE SAVING ASSOCIATION BADGE. A very nicely constructed subdued gilded badge for the DLRG, complete with pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII LIFE SAVING MEDAL. Excellent condition 25mm diameter, complete with its correct yellow and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LIFESAVING MEDAL. A very fine example of the 25mm diameter Lifesaving medal with its mint condition yellow on white ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LINEOL ARMY STANDARD-BEARER. A marching standard-bearer with gorget, good paint finish, marked ‘Lineol’ to the base carrying a metal infantry standard in the Imperial style
GERMAN WWII LINEOL RADIO OPERATOR. The sawdust and glue figure of a radio operator at his set with extended aerial. No damage. Excellent paint.
GERMAN WWII LUFTBAU EAGLE. The Luftwaffe light grey machine embroidered eagle with lettering ‘L.Bau’ above for the Luftwaffe workers uniform. Residue of glue on the back where adhered to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ GLADIATOR HELMET. A nice condition gladiator helmet retaining all its original blue finish with minor scratches, the decal also with minor abrasions but good and clear. Complete with its three pad liner, original drawstring and original chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ GLADIATOR HELMET. A nice condition gladiator style Luftschutz helmet retaining all of its original blue finsh. Minor chipping to the Luftschutz decal, complete with its original three pad liner and original drawstring. The instructions of use transfer still adhered to the inside rear skirt. Good colour to the liner pads. Chinstrap missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL 2ND CLASS. A mint unissued condition 1938 Luftschutz Medal. Original grey finish intact overall, complete with its short section of lilac, red, white and black ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDICAL SERVICE ARMBAND. A very nicely machine woven white cross on a very lightweight cotton background material in blue indicating a Luftschutz medical assistant.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN LIFE VEST. A good service used example of the rare full back Battle of Britain period life vest worn by Luftwaffe aviators of single seater aircraft. Good yellow colour, some light rust staining in spots and minor discoloration. No damage. Both the crotch and both of the waist and chest straps still present, complete with its manual top up tube and its oxygen bottle, the oxygen bottle with various markings and a date of ‘14th June 1940’, the bottle also marked ‘Draeger’. These vests came with either a silk technical label or an ink printed label, there is no evidence of any stitching for a label ever being affixed to this vest or traces of an ink stamping. The ultimate accessory for the Battle of Britain period German Luftwaffe mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND MODEL OFFICERS DAGGER KNOT. The shorter version of the silver wire portapee knot mainly found on the Luftwaffe 2nd pattern officers dagger. Some thinness to thread where folded around the cross guard otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER WITH UNMARKED MINT BLADE. A magnificent condition and highly unusual construction to this Luftwaffe 2nd model officers dagger. The blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked. The upper pommel, cross guard, lower ring and scabbard all match in colour, the deep orange grip undamaged complete with all its grip wire. The unusual feature of the dagger is the construction of the scabbard, every other maker we have encountered the scabbard’s body is in an oval form, this is in a far more of a rectangular form having quite square edges.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. Blade by Robert Klaas of Solingen. Some minor staining but still with its good profile and traces of original cross grain finish. A minor touch of corrosive effects in a 2cm patch at the lower end of the blade. All white undamaged grip with all original grip wire. Traces of the original gilding to the swastikas of the top pommel. Complete with its correct short pattern knot and a set of hanging straps of which the upper clip is broken and some minor oxidisation to the straps close to the attachment clips for the dagger. The scabbard is in excellent undamaged condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION HIGH GRADE SHOULDER BOARD. A shoulder board of an Oberst Leutnant of the Luftwaffe Administration Service. Green base colour with red underlay between the slightly oxidised silver twisted cord and the green, one gilt rank pip indicating Oberst Leutnant. Removed from tunic, stitch marks remain, as a prisoner of war the insignia was removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION MATCHED PAIR OF SHOULDER BOARDS. An exact matching pair of shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Oberst Leutnant in the Luftwaffe Administration Service. The only difference being within the shoulder boards is that one has a gilt rank pip, the other subdued to grey and is of a slightly different size but definitely worn as a pair. Unstitched from a tunic, removed as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL’S SHOULDER BOARD. A single shoulder board for a higher grade Major within the Luftwaffe Administration Service. Green base colour with red underlay between the intertwined silver cord. Prisoner of war removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION SERVICE COLLAR PATCHES. Two individual collar patches, one for a Major of the Luftwaffe Administration Service, the other for an Oberst Leutnant. The lower rank has oxidisation to the wire, both have stitches remaining where they were removed from the tunic of a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATIVE GENERAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A very rare set of shoulder boards, stitch-on style for a Luftwaffe Administrative General. The gold and silver lace woven in the standard form for Generals, laid on the white cloth for Luftwaffe Generals with the further underlay cover of the Administrative Branch of green. An excellent photograph in colour is shown of a set of shoulder boards fitted to a greatcoat on page 40 of Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe Volume 2 by john R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATIVE NCO ARM PATCH. The circular arm patch on Luftwaffe blue grey uniform material with gothic letter to centre. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA KORPS GROUP OF THREE CITATIONS. These three citations have been pasted to hard card and have deteriorated quite significantly and are priced accordingly. A5 size citation for the German/Italian Afrika Medal to Unteroffizier Bernhard Finke. Unit rubber stamped with faded Company Commander signature. The Sudetenland Medal with the scarce Prague Castle Bar citation to Obergefreiter Bernhard Finke, dated '1st November 1939' with printed signature of the Commander of Luft Gau 3 Leutnant General Weisse and the scarce drivers badge citation issued August 1944, name and rank faded. The Citation for the German Afrika Medal is very scarce.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA KORPS GROUPING. Iron Cross 2nd class citation A5 size, once folded, non punch holed, to Gefreiten Heinrich Triesch from Transport Column 15, awarded 14th April 1943 with pen signature of the Commanding General of Luftgau Tunis. Armband Afrika citation illuminated type, folded once, two splits on the fold, quite dirty at the upper edge with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Kesselring, also awarded to Triesch. Accompanying full length studio photograph of Triesch in his Luftwaffe tropical uniform unusually wearing open sandals, the picture obviously taken in a studio in North Africa. Other original documents relating to the issue of the Afrika cuff band and prisoner of war postcards.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AIR RAID WARNING PERSONNEL. Central seagull with two lightning bolts finely woven onto Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ARMOURER TRADE PATCH. Two crossed K98 rifles in silver thread on Luftwaffe circular backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BAND NCO'S TUNIC. A good condition Luftwaffe enlisted ranks flight blouse of the early style with red piped twisted cord collar, with insignia fitted for a Luftwaffe Artillery band, Hauptfeldwebel. Each shoulder board is the slip on variety, red wool piped, full circumference of Luftwaffe tress with three aluminium pips to each board and the central musicians motif has been fitted to the board by cotton thread as the prongs have broken. Red backed collar patches, again with musicians motif to each patch. An officers heavy bullion wire eagle is fitted to the upper breast. One moth nip to the left hand sleeve. Medal ribbons for the WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class and the WWII War Service Cross. One further moth hole to the right hand sleeve. Another moth hole just below the Luftwaffe breast eagle. Loops to the upper left breast for three awards. Full maker marked and size stamped to the Luftwaffe grey blue cotton lining to the interior pocket. A scarce tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT AND BUCKLE. An early droop tailed eagle all aluminium one-piece cast buckle, which is maker marked in two places on the reverse side. A well worn buckle with a lot of the detail to the eagle lost, the buckle itself is slightly distorted on a full length leather belt, which has one split.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BERGMUTZE. A scarce piece of headdress for the Luftwaffe being the Luftwaffe bergmutze. This is a good size 57 hat, excellent nap to the cloth with its original one-piece triangular machine embroidered eagle and cockade, the hat has evidence of service wear to the interior, stamped size ‘57’, maker marked to the interior and a clear date of ‘1943’. Two light nicks to the interior lining. On pulling down the side curtains the original thickness of the nap can clearly be seen. Standard short bergmutze peak.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A fine example cut from roll of the Bevo woven, early type semi droop tailed breast eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A lovely condition very finely Bevo woven white on blue Luftwaffe breast eagle. Cut from roll, totally unissued.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. The beautifully Bevo woven officer quality silver wire machine embroidered eagle on blue background cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLACK PANZER OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A rare silver cotton embroidered Luftwaffe eagle on black backing cloth for the black Panzer overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLUE GREY SUEDE & CANVAS FLYING TROUSERS. An excellent pair of the blue grey suede bodied flying trousers, sheepskin lined, which is part of the two-piece matching suit. All front pockets and other fittings in blue grey canvas, brown sheepskin lined, all zips complete and functioning correctly. All male/female pop studs complete. A stitched repair to the left hand side pocket as the trousers are viewed. Complete with its flare pistol holster at the reverse of the trousers. A canvas hidden waist belt complete. The faint remains of the details to the manufacturer’s label to the inner waist band.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLUE TROPICAL HELMET. A nice clean example of the French made Luftwaffe blue grey tropical helmet. Four panel canvas over cork crown, complete with its correct Luftwaffe metal eagle and tri coloured shield. Excellent condition lining with the sweatband marked size ‘59’ with its original chinstrap. The chinstrap has unfortunately broken to the centre and is held together with a small collector repair.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLUE TROPICAL TUNIC. The Luftwaffe blue combat uniform in tropical drill material is extremely rare, the most commonly encountered Luftwaffe tropical tunic is in their own unique colour of light tan tropical cloth, also produced for the Luftwaffe was a full range of uniform equipment matching in blue to this blue tunic and the webbing equipment is like the tunic very rare and subsequently very expensive. This is a medium size Luftwaffe tropical tunic in blue, it has been washed and is faded in places. There is wear to the lower cuffs, one nick to the cloth on the left hand shoulder and some wear nicks to the collar. It is complete with its original cross hatch stitched enlisted ranks eagle. Loops to the breast and above the pocket flap for one award and one medal ribbon bar. All of the original removable buttons are present. The tunic has all of its original Luftwaffe acceptance stamp markings visible to the inside armpit where it is marked ‘L.B.A.3’ with what appears to be ‘41’ plus the sizes for the tunic. It is a medium size tunic and is fitted with its original matching set of yellow based flight section leutnant’s slip-on shoulder boards. A good example of this tunic is shown on page 72 in the Robert Kurz book on tropical uniforms.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN GOLD WITH PENDANT. A maker marked ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ zinc Luftwaffe Bomber Bar in gold with its 250 mission rose pendant. Only faint traces of the gold finish remaining to the right hand set of oak leaves. Complete with its original hinge, hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN GOLD. Good finish remaining to the lower areas of the laurel leaves, some grey areas to the high points. Marked ‘R S & S’ in raised relief to the reverse side. Original pin, hook and a slightly different type of hinge than normally associated with R S & S but undoubtedly original to this award.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER CLASP IN SILVER. A zinc constructed maker marked ‘F & B L’ flight clasp in silver for bombers. Slight surface rusting to the diving bomb, nice curvature to the award. Faint silver finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FLIGHT BAR IN GOLD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Bar for bomber operations in gold. Slightly toned gilt to the wreath and to one side of the wings, the opposite set of laurel leaf wings are dull. Gilt remaining to the highlighted swastika below the diving bomb. Maker marked in raised relief ‘RS & S’ on the reverse side. Complete with its wide tapering pin and original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. An issued combat bread bag with all buttons and attachments as well as the central hook. There is a little interior fraying where the seam was never properly closed, however this is not damaged, merely poor detail. There is a little fraying to the buttonholes, however this would make an excellent display candidate and has a good combat appearance throughout.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. The classic early war bread bag as worn by all Luftwaffe personnel in field service. The fittings are all aluminium and appear all intact. Two buttons are missing below the flap, this does not detract from the overall appearance. There appears to be a service name or number inked to the inner flap. The belt hook is present. The condition is good and lightly worn.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE. A late war mid grey machine embroidered eagle on a slightly lighter shade of Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BROCADE BELT LOOPS. Very often the brocade runners are missing from Luftwaffe officer brocade belts, we have a matched pair in superb condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CAP COCKADE. The winged laurel leaf red and black centred metallic cockade for a Luftwaffe nco’s visor cap, complete with both fixing prongs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CAPE EAGLE. The largest of any hand embroidered insignia of the Luftwaffe being the 18cm width beautifully raised hand embroidered eagle for the Luftwaffe officers cape. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CHANNEL (KANAL HOSE)TROUSERS. A well worn set of the highly desirable flying trousers known as the Kanal hose. Although these have deteriorated greatly they are still good for a Battle of Britain period display. All of the front pockets are intact with their male/female poppers. One side zip is missing, the two lower leg zips are complete with their runners and leather pulls, all of the other zips are complete, the crotch zip and the two upper side pocket zips are complete, again with their runners and pulls. The flare pistol holster is all intact. The material has degraded somewhat over the years, we have done our best in our images to highlight all of the areas. The webbing hidden waist belt is all complete with the two canvas and metal V sections for brace attachments. Priced according to the condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CHANNEL TROUSERS. The Luftwaffe blue unlined trousers commonly known amongst collectors as the Luftwaffe channel trousers, very popular amongst collectors as it signifies the type of trouser commonly seen worn during the Battle of Britain by Luftwaffe pilots. These trousers are generally in good condition, some light fading in colour to places, the front crotch zip has been replaced with a U.S. Talon zip, all of the other zips are all of their original German zips and some are marked ‘Rapid’ some marked ‘Elite’ all with their original leather pullers. To the waistband the original ‘Karl Heisler, Berlin’ label with the date ‘1941’. All of the pockets and leather fittings are complete. One male side of the male/female closure studs under one of the pocket flaps is missing. The flare pistol pocket all intact with its closure stud. All lower leg zips complete again with their leather pullers. These trousers quite commonly shred at the base of the legs but there is no shredding at all with this example. Two or three minor, what appear to be emulsion paint drops on the rear of the seat, which can be removed. No other patches or repairs. The webbing waist belt is intact although slightly short with both buckles complete. An ideal pair of trousers for the Luftwaffe Battle of Britain period display.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CITATION GROUP. Two citations to Luftwaffe Feldwebel Heinrich Hainbach of a Luftwaffe Construction Battalion. Large A4 size citation being promotion from Feldwebel to Oberfeldwebel, 1st November 1941. Pen signed by the Major of the Construction Battalion and standard A5 size citation for the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords dated '1st September 1941'. Pen signed by the Commanding General of Luft Gau 1. Leutnant General Putzier.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE COMBAT TROUSERS. A good service worn set of Luftwaffe long trousers of the balloon style that have tapered bottoms for fitting into jack boots. All factory stitching visible that has turned light cream with the years. Nap of cloth thin overall. Slight stitch repairs to the crotch area. All of the fly buttons are of the zeltbahn style but slightly smaller with the two pocket closure buttons being of standard composition. Two angled front pockets, belt loops with two side waist adjusters and one back pocket, which is buttoned. No moth holes. Some minor stitch field repairs otherwise excellent for display.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A huge size Q68 shell, fitted with its M.35 aluminium banded liner, its 9 tongue liner having its original drawstring with good colour remaining, all leather is soft and supple, no tongues broken. The liner is stamped size ‘60’. Original early brown leather chinstrap with aluminium buckle with the maker’s stamp to the leather. To the exterior the shell retains very good early Luftwaffe blue colour. The helmet is fitted with the early short tailed decal and its national tricolour. Both decals are absolutely original to the helmet, the detail of the eagle is thin but no damaged. We believe that the helmet has been repainted by a contemporary repair depot, on close inspection raised lines can be seen around the edge of the eagle and the national tricolour as if the tricolour and eagle were masked prior to repainting by the repair depot. Some loss of paint to the heads of the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads as quite often happens on these early helmets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL M.35 COMBAT HELMET. A good very dark Luftwaffe blue double decal combat helmet, the shell size stamped ‘Q66’, some abrasions to the crown area with minor indentations. The Luftwaffe decal with abrasions to the upper right hand wing and the lower arm of the swastika. The national tricolour with abrasions as can be seen on our web images. To the interior its correct aluminium banded M.35 liner, size stamped ‘58’ with traces of two different original names of wearers to the liner. The leather in a mid tan colour, good and supple with its original drawstring. The helmet is complete with its original chinstrap, which is thin in parts with faint traces of an oval maker’s stamp and an indistinct date.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL PARATROOPER HELMET. more images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL PARATROOPER HELMET. This helmet has to be the holy grail of any Third Reich helmet collector having a large size ET71 shell with virtually all of its original apple green paint finish remaining with some thinness to the crown and other small areas with some scratching. The twin decals completely clear and visible with various abrasions and scratches as can be seen on our web images. It would appear that the three hole spanner bolts have never been removed from this helmet. It is also complete with its originally issued liner, which fits perfectly to the helmet. The rubber cushion is the early light tan colour, it has liquefied at some point and then solidified, it is also with its totally original early straps, which have good Luftwaffe blue grey colour to the exterior leather with some thinness in places. The interior liner has darkened somewhat but has still visible the size block of the shell and liner size. The stitching across the central section of the liner is all firm, there are two minor splits to one of the adjacent holes to the central sewn joint. This helmet has never been tampered with or adjusted or had parts replaced in any way shape or form from the day of its issue and is the first double decal Luftwaffe helmet we have had in many years. Interesting to note that in one of our old catalogues of the 1970’s we had a similar helmet, which sold at that time at £625, prices have changed somewhat ,this helmet was provisionally sold and a hefty deposit had been paid, unfortunatley due to Covid 19 financial difficulties for the prospective purchaser the final payments could not be completed. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL TROPICAL HELMET. A fine example of an SE64 shell, originally issued as a double decal M.35 helmet in Luftwaffe blue grey, which has been tropical painted in the area of operations. Beneath the tropical paint can clearly be seen the outline of the Luftwaffe eagle and to the opposite side faint traces of the red of the national tricolour. The paint surprisingly still adhered to the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads, some thinness in areas and abrasions to the shell as can be seen by our web images. To the interior the helmet is complete with its original blue grey finish, it has been fitted with an M.40 liner, the leather is stamped ‘47’ retaining much of its original light tan finish. The chinstrap all complete, very frail to the centre where there is a tear to the leather. The chinstrap is heavily RB numbered.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DRESS BELT AND AIGUILLETTES. A very nice set being a large size Luftwaffe officers brocade belt with dress buckle having the wreath still frosted highlighted in places, good gilt to the eagle. The belt is with both runners and accompanying the belt are a set of the dress Luftwaffe aiguillettes.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DRIVERS BADGE. Circular badge on Luftwaffe uniform cloth with very finely embroidered vehicle radiator overlaid with a Luftwaffe eagle and swastika. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DRIVER’S BADGE. A circular badge on Luftwaffe uniform cloth of NCO quality with very finely embroidered vehicle radiator overlaid with Luftwaffe eagle and swastika. Minor stain to the right hand wing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DRIVER’S BADGE. The machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle upon a radiator, circular driver’s qualification badge. Slight rust stain to the right hand wing of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EAGLE ON OLIVE GREEN BACKGROUND. The scarce Luftwaffe eagle in silver grey machine embroidery on mid green background for fitting to either the Luftwaffe herringbone twill tunic or the Luftwaffe ground troops smock.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EARLY DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful condition unissued Luftwaffe heavy bullion wire woven hand embroidered breast eagle with the early droop tailed eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EARLY DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A beautifully hand embroidered silver bullion breast eagle on Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Threads remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENGINEER KORPS FELDWEBEL SHOULDER BOARDS. A nice set of scarce pink wool piped Luftwaffe Feldwebel’s slip-on shoulder boards. The Luftwaffe lace slightly toned, one rank pip, slip-on tabs all complete, good contrasting pink waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS BREAST EAGLE. Stitches where removed from a tunic, some threads loose.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS BREAST EAGLE. An unusual machine embroidered Luftwaffe mans breast eagle on a lighter shade of Luftwaffe blue material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS BREAST EAGLE. A very nicely machine embroidered light grey on Luftwaffe blue grey backing breast eagle for the Luftwaffe enlisted mans tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A machine woven early Luftwaffe enlisted mans droop tailed eagle with indication of stitches where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED RANKS CAP EAGLE. A very fine quality machine embroidered silver grey thread on Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth eagle for the overseas cap or the M.43 cap. Minor moth nip underneath the right hand wing as viewed. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FALLSHIRMJAGER SMOCK. A nice clean service worn example of the tan and water heavy duck constructed paratrooper smock. Good distinctive camouflage pattern. The tunic has seen service wear and has probably been washed fading it slightly. All of the Ri-Ri plastic zips are in position. The two upper zips still have their leather pullers, the two lower zips also complete without the leather pullers. The windproof cuffs within each sleeve are present with some slight damage to the material through rust flooding from the male/female closure studs. The closure studs on the exterior of the sleeve are rusted but are working correctly. There are a few minor field stitched repairs and an L Shaped patch to the bottom of the smock. The male/female closure studs that surround the leg area are all intact but rusted and probably will not stud together. Of the five closure buttons to the front of the tunic two are missing. Hand stitched to the inside of the front of the smock is a small label, which reads ‘OFW’ (Oberfeldwebel) ‘E.Hellmann FJR3’ To the upper left breast is machine stitched a standard Luftwaffe grey on blue breast eagle. To the upper interior is a long RB number with size in Roman numerals ‘IIB’. All of the other fittings, which include the holster pocket are all intact. The garment has not been altered in any way from its original configuration apart from the few small repairs mentioned.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FALLSHIRMJAGER SMOCK. more images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION CITATION GROUP TO OFFICER. A highly interesting group of four citations, all A5 size, all punch holed for filing, each citation only folded once. All awarded to Hauptmann Heinz Wenger on the staff of the 1st Luftwaffe Field Division. War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, dated ‘20th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General of Infantry General G. Glokke, Commander of Army Area 6. Wound Badge in black whilst as an Oberleutnant with Luftwaffe Field Regiment No.4, dated ‘21st June 1942’, pen signed by Major and Battalion Commander. Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ‘July 1942’ pen signed by General Major Von Graffen who won the Knights Cross 13th August 1942 who was Commander of the 58th Infantry Division and a rare field printed citation to Heinz Wenger whilst on the staff of the 1st Luftwaffe Field Division for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge awarded ‘10th July 1944 with pencil signature of General Major Petrauschke. Very unusual to find a Luftwaffe Field Division group to an officer.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION COMMANDER’S FLAG. A mint unissued condition rectangular flag for a Commander of a Luftwaffe Field Division Regiment measuring 39cm x 24cm, mounted on a wire frame. Lightweight black cotton to the upper and lower sections of the flag with the centre band being in rifle green, overlaid by a huge size machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle, which is embroidered directly onto the lightweight flag cloth. Double side, still with its attachment frame and clips, also its original flag maker’s paper label still adhere to the flag itself, the label reads ‘Fahnen Kreisel’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION HAUPTMANN’S COLLAR PATCHES. The Luftwaffe Field Division’s first authorised in October 1942, the Luftwaffe had a surplus of manpower sorely needed by the struggling army in Russia and Herman Goering formulated his own plan to raise infantry formations under the command of Luftwaffe officers. Consequently insignia from this arm of the Luftwaffe are hard to find. A magnificent pair of unused Luftwaffe Field Division Hauptmann’s collar patches, bright silver bullion weave to the edging and central section of the three seagulls and wreaths below. This item is from the ex Brian L. Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION OBERSTLEUTNANT COLLAR PATCHES. The Luftwaffe Field Division’s first authorised in October 1942, the Luftwaffe had a surplus of manpower sorely needed by the struggling army in Russia and Herman Goering formulated his own plan to raise infantry formations under the command of Luftwaffe officers. Consequently insignia from this arm of the Luftwaffe are hard to find. This set of Luftwaffe Field Division Oberstleutnant collar patches, jager green cloth base with high quality silver embroidery, silver weave edging, they are still stitched together ready for use. This item from the ex Brian L. Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION OBERST’S COLLAR PATCHES. The Luftwaffe Field Division’s first authorised in October 1942, the Luftwaffe had a surplus of manpower sorely needed by the struggling army in Russia and Herman Goering formulated his own plan to raise infantry formations under the command of Luftwaffe officers. Consequently insignia from this arm of the Luftwaffe are hard to find. This superb pair, unused, bright jager green with bright silver wire weave both to the edging and to the main body. This item is from the ex Brian L. Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER PILOT’S GROUPING. Pilot’s badge, A5 size citation to Flieger Josef Bock, slightly shredded edges, once folded, non punch holed dated ‘26th April 1944’ with the ink signature of the General and Commander of the 1st Flieger Division and unit issue stamp. Iron Cross 2nd class, slightly harder card citation, once folded, non punch holed to by now Unteroffizier Josef Bock dated ‘28th February 1945’ with large pen signature of the General Major of the unit. Fighter clasp citation, standard A5 size, pre printed with image of award, by now a member of 2./Jagdgeschwader No.4. for the Flight clasp in bronze, dated ‘12th February 1945’ with large ink signature of the Oberstleutnant and Squadron Commander. The citation for the Luftwaffe Fighter bar in silver, standard A5 size with printed image of award, once folded, dated ‘28th April 1945’ with the identical ink signature of the Oberstleutnant and Squadron Commander. Accompanied by the blue linen covered flying license of Josef Bock, which is dated ‘24th April 1944’ photograph of Bock in civil dress, hatless, with the last entry in the license of ‘24th April 1945’. In april 1945 the 2nd Group JG4 was flying operations of Cottbus and Guben against Soviet forces on the Oder Front East of Berlin, a scarce last ditch fighter pilot’s grouping.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK ARTILLERY CITATION. A good condition non punch holed A5 sized citation for the Luftwaffe Flak Artillery badge, awarded to Obergefreiten Karl Wagner of the 1st Abt Heavy Flak Unit 632 awarded on the 13th November 1942 with an ink signature of the General Officer commanding of the 5th Flak Division.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK ARTILLERY SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued set of red silk piped Luftwaffe enlisted ranks shoulder boards for a member of the Flak Artillery.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE. A very fine quality Luftwaffe Flak Badge, beautiful detail to the 88mm gun. A slight crack to the neck of the eagle. Non maker marked. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK ENLISTED RANKS SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board, Luftwaffe blue grey centre with red artillery wool piping.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT ENLISTED MANS SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for a flight enlisted man. Yellow silk piping, some thinness to the nap of the cloth and moth damage on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT LEUTNANT’S COLLAR PATCHES. A matching set of bullion wire woven on flight yellow base cloth of a flight leutnant. The surrounding silver weave slightly loose from the main body.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERGEFREITER’S FOUR POCKET TUNIC. A very fine condition four pocket open collar style tunic worn by a Luftwaffe Obergefreiter of flight. Standard configuration with four pockets with flaps and pleats, five button front, the insignia fitted being a stitch-in set of yellow wool piped Flight Section shoulder boards, yellow twist cored piping to the collar. A set of Obergrefreiter’s yellow based collar patches with one single gull to each patch. A machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted ranks style eagle over the right hand pocket. Deep barrel cuffs. The original Luftwaffe blue grey and cream inner collar is still fitted. Fully lined to the interior in matching Luftwaffe blue grey material. Profusely stamped with Luftwaffe acceptance stamps ‘LBA.38’ followed by size stampings, followed by further identical LBA stamp just below the interior pocket opening. Loops for one award. The nap of the cloth is superb some small moth damage repairs to the front lower skirt. A beautiful tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERST EPAULETTE WITH BUTTON. A good Luftwaffe Flight Oberst shoulder board, yellow wool underlay slightly faded, one of the pips having its gilt remaining the other dull with its intertwined Oberst lace good, fitted with a screw on uniform retaining button. , prisoner of war removed from the uniform by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERST SLIP-ON TAB REMOVED SHOULDER BOARD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Oberst shoulder board with the yellow wool underlay subdued, good gilt to the two rank pips, the intertwined silver lace good, the original slip-on tab from below the shoulder board has been removed, this piece of insignia was uniform removed from the owner as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERST STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Oberst shoulder board, the wool underlay faded, all gilt remaining to the two rank pips, silver Oberst intertwined lace good, stitch marks visible where stitched onto uniform, stitches cut and removed from the tunic when the owner was a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT RECORD SHEETS. Four blank flight record sheets accompanied by a modern English translation of the German.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION LEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. An absolutely mint pair of yellow wool based flight section stitch-in shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Leutnant. Stitch marks evident where these have been removed from a tunic, completely matched pair.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION NCO OR OTHER RANKS VISOR CAP. A very nice, possibly unissued condition tellerform visor cap, constructed from officers quality ribbed material, the yellow flying section piping standing out beautifully against the Luftwaffe blue grey material. Standard black mohair centre band. The insignia is an exact matching set of Luftwaffe national eagle and cockade, standard patent leather strap with two oval buckles, double ribbed edged peak with green interior. To the interior it is the early russet brown cotton lining, which is retailer marked in Berlin with size stamp ‘56½’ and dated ‘1939’. On folding down the leather sweatband it is Luftwaffe accepted with the stamping of ‘L.B.A. B.39’, which tells us it was issued in Berlin in 1939. There is a very small section of the leather lining approximately 3.5cms torn away to the upper half of the sweatband, which should be seen clearly on our web images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of stitch-in shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Flight Oberleutnant. Luftwaffe yellow wool underlay with one gilded rank star to each board.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION OBERST SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A well service used slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Oberst, the yellow underlay cloth faded, gilt gone from both of the rank pips, intertwined silver bullion Oberst lace good, prisoner of war removed from the uniform by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLYING BOOTS. An unusual pair of Luftwaffe flying boots being all leather with single zips. Both of the zips are to the exterior side of the boot, they are of the Zipp production, both of which are in full working order. The boots are sheepskin lined. The style of the foot, sole and heel are identical to other Luftwaffe flying boots. It would appear that the adjusting straps at the top of each boot have been cut off.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLYING BOOTS. A good set of the single zip Luftwaffe sheepskin lined flying boots, a mixture of leather shoe section with black suede uppers. No tear to the skin of the left hand boot. Both boots have all of their zips, which are marked ‘ZIPPE’ with their pullers. No moth damage. Good original soles.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLYING GAUNTLETS. A good set of black leather flying gauntlets with apertures for thumb and index finger, complete with their closure straps around the end of the gauntlets and on the glove area. Many Luftwaffe markings to the interior of the gloves.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLYING PERSONNEL TRADE PATCH. The semi oval lower arm patch for Luftwaffe flying personnel, machine embroidered silver grey wings with central four blade propeller.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLYING TECHNICAL PERSONNEL TRADE PATCH. Very finely multi embroidered insignia in silver weave on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL MAJOR STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A good as removed from tunic Luftwaffe General’s gold and silver weave shoulder board with subdued white underlay, direct colour change where it has been cut from the tunic and part of the shoulder board protected by the uniform cloth has left it in a lighter shade. Recently a whole quantity of Luftwaffe and Army Generals insignia along with other items of high ranking officers insignia plus a Army General’s visor cap appeared in auction within the U.K. they were all kept by the daughter of a Sergeant Tallentaire of the Royal Scots who was not only a soldier attached to a field security unit and filtered prisoners in Germany in 1945 were he removed a lot of insignia, he also was a Guard at the famous Island Farm Prison Camp for senior German officers in South wales after WWII and added more insignia to his collection.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL MAJOR’S SHOULDER BOARD. A single Luftwaffe General’s shoulder board, very high quality silver and gold intertwined weave on white woollen underlay, this is a stitch-on style board. Subdued colour to the white wool. Stitches clearly obvious where this has been removed from a tunic, the General was a prisoner of war and the insignia was removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL WOLFGANG MARTINI LETTER. A signed letter from Luftwaffe General of the Air Signals Group Wolfgang Martini. The letter written in ink was sent to the widow of a Luftwaffe officer under his command. The letter expresses his sympathy at the loss of the officer. The envelope is complete with its original Adolf Hitler stamps attached. Wolfgang Martini was responsible for command of the German radar system. The letter and envelope is accompanied by a facsimile photograph of Wolfgang Martini.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL'S SWORD. A good totally original service used Luftwaffe General Officers sword, 78cm blade in good condition clearly maker marked ‘Eickhorn’, the etched panels to both sides good and deep. The gilt is faint to the central blued panel with the facsimile signature of Hermann Goering. The gilt overall to the hilt, two folding shell guards, the upper and lower scabbard mounts generally good, some rubbing in places and minor dullness but the majority of the gilt within the lower protective fields are all clear and good. Deep orange grip with one minor chip to both ends of the grip. All grip wire intact. Folding shell guards complete and with both sprung loaded hinges working correctly. Luftwaffe eagle in silver to the face side folding shell guard. Both scabbard mounts number matched ‘13’. The leather to the scabbard is good with evidence of one small crease to the lower centre. A good honest Luftwaffe General Officer’s sword.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL'S SWORD. more images
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERALLUFTZEUGMEISTER CAP INSIGNIA. The large silver coloured Luftwaffe eagle and cogwheel surround insignia for wearing on the Luftwaffe officers cap for a member of the Luftwaffe civilian technicians. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side in raised relief, of the three fixing pins one is missing. A rare piece of insignia.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERALLUFTZEUGMEISTER OFFICERS CAP INSIGNIA. The Generalluftzeugmeister were civilian technicians employed by the Luftwaffe, they were uniformed. The cap insignia is normally a stamped aluminium Luftwaffe eagle through a cogwheel we have never in all of our years in business encountered an officers version. We have recently seen one in a very old collection on its original cap in the United States and have now managed to obtain one. For customers that view our YouTube video this was filmed by us on a visit to this collection and can be seen on the YouTube video which relates to the SOS Show in Louisville 2020. This insignia with identical backing cloth colour to the example on the YouTube video, it has some oxidisation and has never been adhered to a cap. The example in the YouTube video was hand embroidered as is this example and there are minor differences.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERALS CAP EAGLE. A very nice unused condition very finely hand embroidered eagle in gold on its Luftwaffe blue grey background to fit to the blue General’s visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A removed from tunic virtually mint condition gold wire woven Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle. Stitch holes remain through the material backing indicating it has been removed from a tunic. Beautiful condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A superb and very rare Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle measuring 8cms in wing width, slight toning to the gilt of the eagle itself and quite commonly the talons of the eagle and the swastika itself has stayed bright.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S WHITE TOP VISOR CAP EAGLE. An ultra rare heavy gold bullion wire woven eagle, hand embroidered on white backing cloth for fitting to the Luftwaffe General’s white top summer cap with removable top. At one stage in its life this eagle would have had a backing plate sewn to it, unfortunately that is missing. On close inspection there appears to be a slight break in the bullion wire between the head of the eagle and the main body, this is only noticeable when slightly bending the eagle, laying flat it is not apparent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GLIDER PILOTS BADGE IN CLOTH. A rare cloth badge being the Glider Pilot’s badge, the construction is not of the standard variety that is normally found on the collectors market, this is a very high quality, it is machine embroidered on an enlisted ranks heavy weave cloth, complete with its buckram backing material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GREATCOAT. A superb condition Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted mans greatcoat. All nap of cloth present, no moth damage or staining. Constructed in the standard Luftwaffe double breasted style. Two open waist pockets without flaps. False belt at the back. One long pleat from just below the collar to the very base of the garment and two lower pockets with pocket flaps. The coat is very dark grey blanket lined, one inside pocket with a separately applied manufacturer’s label fully size stamped. Fitted to the greatcoat are a pair of what were originally stitch-in shoulder boards with mid green piping and have had canvas tabs attached for use as slip-on epaulettes. The piping is for the Air Traffic Control section of the Air Force. A single Gefreiter stripe is to the left hand sleeve.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND ASSAULT BADGE. A two-piece Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge maker marked ‘GB’ to the reverse side, the finish has toned to a matching grey overall, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HAND EMBROIDERED NCO’s BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful hand embroidered early droop tailed Luftwaffe breast eagle indication of stitch holes where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HEAVY AERIAL BOMB ARMOURER PATCH. The circular trade patch finely embroidered in silver grey on Luftwaffe enlisted ranks circular backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. An extremely rare hand embroidered bullion silver wire breast eagle on black backing material for use by a Hermann Goering officer on his black Panzer wrap over jacket.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERRINGBONE TWILL SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A scarce set of shoulder boards for the Luftwaffe blue herringbone twill tunic, which is the rare equivalent of the army mid war green herringbone twill tunic, used extensively but not exclusivley by Luftwaffe Field Divisions as a combat tunic, these are unused examples. Yellow silk piping, they are an exact matched pair, however the shade of the yellow piping on one is slightly darker than the other.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HONOUR ROLL CLAPS. A beautiful gilded frosted example of the Luftwaffe Honour Roll clasp on its correct size ribbon. All four securing pins complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HONOUR SHIELD FOR KRETA 1941. The rare Honour Shield for the campaign in Crete measuring 11 x 15cm, four holes, one to each corner, for applying to a base plaque, if needed. Complete with its Luftwaffe Paratrooper gilded eagle, slight toning to the metallic material. An old label with indistinct script pasted to the reverse side. At present a section of old thin string attached to the two upper holes for wall suspension.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE JUDICIARY OFFICIAL’S COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce pair of collar patches for the Judiciary equivalent of a Luftwaffe Hauptmann. Beautiful bullion silver wire embroidery on Bordeaux red backing cloth. Two minute moth holes to the left hand collar patch, otherwise perfect.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KAPOK LIFE VEST A generally good service worn Kapok Luftwaffe life vest, complete with its original embroidered technical label. Some overall staining to the Kapok sections at the base of the vest. All crotch and waist straps present, all Prym closure studs present, the loops for securing the vest across the chest are all complete unfortunately the wooden toggles that the loops attach to are missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KNIGHTS CROSS AND OAK LEAVES HOLDER FLYING LICENSE. A rare document from WWII being the flying license with its blue canvas outer cover of Knights Cross with Oak Leaves holder General Major Hubertus Hitschold, he was a Stuka dive bomber pilot who distinguished himself during the battle of Crete in 1941. The blue cover document book with Luftwaffe eagle to the cover and the lettering ‘Luftwaffen Flugzeugfuherschein’. Inside it is named to ‘Hitschold’ and dated ‘26th July 1939’ issued in Dresden. In the hatless profile image you can see just part of his uniform. Various entries and stamps inside the license. Accompanied by another typed document and cut out from a period publication showing him wearing the award of the Knights Cross and Oak Leaves. Hitschold joined the Military Service in the Reichswher in 1930 and was selected for flight training, part of his training to become a fighter pilot took place in the Soviet Union with the newly formed Luftwaffe, Hitschold became one of the first Stuka fighter pilots, he was in command of 1./SGT2 during the battle of Crete and is credited with the British destroyers HMS Greyhound, HMS Kelly and HMS Kashmir on the 22nd and 23rd May 1941. He was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross on the 21st July 1940 and the Oak Leaves on the 31st December 1941 as part of 1./STG2 (Immelmann). Hitschold flew missions during the invasion of Poland, France and the Battle of Britain, subsequently rising to the rank of General Major.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER’S SIGNATURE, JOHANNES KIEL. Part of a page from a Hitler Youth boy’s autograph scrapbook. Press photograph of Oberleutnant Kiel, Knights Cross winner 18.3.1942 with large pen signature below.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KRIM SHIELD. Zinc type, complete with its Luftwaffe backing and its blue paper backing material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KRIM SHIELD. An unissued condition Luftwaffe Krim Shield, the award has toned to a grey on its mint condition Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth with its original paper backing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LATE WAR DAGGER STRAPS. A lovely set of the scarce late war Luftwaffe 2nd pattern officers dagger straps. Plain upper clip, pebbled lower clips, standard floriated buckles, complete with its nice and bright silver and blue brocade. The brocade on the reverse side is completely unlined indicating mid to late war construction.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LATE WAR JACK BOOTS. A pair of the unusual brown leather jack boots that have a half round strengthened toe cap with the construction of the main body of the boot exactly in the style of the First War German jack boot with stitched seams to both sides of each boot. The boots still retain their inner brown and red canvas pulls, soles with original leather soles and toe and heel steel cleats.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LEUTNANT’S FLIGHT COLLAR PATCHES. A mint unissued pair of Luftwaffe Leutnant’s collar patches, yellow based with silver corded edge and one seagull with a laurel spray below.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LUNEBURG IDENTITY DISC. A nice condition 4cm diameter all yellow disc, the lettering all in aluminium colour allowing the wearer original number T3BB access to the air base at Luneburg. Complete with its pin back fixing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A nice condition size SE64 M.35 shell finished in the Luftwaffe blue colour, virtually all the paint finish remaining with the exception of a small circumference to the crown area. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with one abrasion to the right hand wing. Various nicks and scratches to the national tricolour. Of the three liner retaining rivet heads only one has retained all of its Luftwaffe blue colour. The helmet is fitted with an M.40 zinc banded liner, the 8 tongue liner is in excellent condition with good original colour in mid tan with obvious wear use around the lower area. One slight tear to the liner and complete with its original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.43 FIELD CAP. A good totally unissued example of a size 56 single button front Luftwaffe M.43 cap. Good nap to all the cloth, no moth damage, complete with its Luftwaffe blue grey herringbone twill lining. ‘Berlin’ maker marked, stamped size ‘56’, complete with its two piece Luftwaffe eagle and separate national roundel.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A very nice condition Luftwaffe M.40 single decal combat helmet with its original inner tube rubber band around the base of the skull. The helmet colour is of the 1940 variation of Luftwaffe blue with minor abrasions as can be seen on our web images. The decal has some abrasions with a good and clear swastika, some slight loss of paint to the liner retaining rivet heads. Around the base is a hand cut 1cm wide section of rubber, which was applied for the application of camouflage netting and unusually this rubber has not solidified but a clear mark can be seen against the paintwork when lifting the rubber band. The helmet is with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked with a date of ‘1940’ visible. The interior liner, which is stamped size ‘57’ retains much original light tan colour with minor wear use in the forehead area, the liner band is the early aluminium type, one of the strap retaining buckles has square edges, the opposite has the 1940 pattern with more rounded edge to the buckle strap, an original drawstring is present. The helmet shell is SE64.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR Dr KUPFER SIGNITURE Stafel Kapitan of Stuka Geschwader 2. Pen signature on section of paper with a newspaper drawing of Major Dr. Kupfer above. All laid onto its original page from the Hitler Youth members autograph collection book. Kupfer won the Knights Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR GENERAL’S COLLAR PATCH. A very nice condition celion weave collar patch with celion weave twisted corded edging, the white wool is slightly subdued. As removed from the prisoner’s uniform tunic by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR GRAF SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. A standard Hoffmann photograph of Major Graf wearing his Knights Cross oak leaves and swords and diamonds. Pen signed across the lower part of the photograph. Complete with a photocopy when the image was removed from the Hitler Youth boy or girl’s souvenir signature book.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR HERMANN GRAF WARTIME INK SIGNATURE. A very nice postcard size head and shoulders hatless image of Major Hermann Graf wearing his oak leaves, swords and diamond at his neck. The postcard is a Hoffmann photograph, glue residue on the reverse side where glued to a Hitler Youth boy’s autograph book. Complete with an image of the original page from the Hitler Youth boy’s book before being removed.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MANS CAP EAGLE. The shorter eagle for the Luftwaffe M.43 or side cap in machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MECHANISED EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATOR INSIGNIA. The circular wheel with wing insignia for a mechanised equipment administrator.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MECHANISED EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATOR TRADE PATCH. Very finely machine embroidered winged wheel insignia on Luftwaffe circular backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL NCO SHOULDER BOARD. A very scarce single slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Medical Feldwebel. Blue wool piping with single row of Luftwaffe tress surrounding the board with its wool and canvas slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL PERSONNEL CIRCULAR TRADE PATCH. Machine embroidered light grey on Luftwaffe blue grey.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL PERSONNEL TRADE PATCH. The circular trade patch on Luftwaffe backing cloth with the silver grey insignia of the Medical Service. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO FLIGHT SECTION CAP. A rare maker of a Luftwaffe enlisted man/NCO's visor cap with yellow piping for flight units size 56 cm, The form of the cap is superb in the high saddle shape. The crown and upper body of the cap is totally free of any moth damage, moth tracking or staining, moth has attacked the waffenfarbe on all three sections of the cap, however the rarity of the maker of this cap in our opinion supersedes any moth damage. There were two makers of visor caps in the Third Reich period who used ventilation systems, the well known manufacturer Erel is the most commonly encountered with their vented cockade to the front of the cap, the second lesser known company were HTC with their trademark Frischluft, their patented fresh air system consisting of four ventilation holes in the forehead area of a visor cap behind the national cockade. In our opinion this cap has never been worn, however because the sweat band is of the substitute material similar to a stiff paper the sweat band has been torn in one place and is cracked in two others. The waffenfarbe surrounding the crown has only six minor moth nips, more moth has attacked the two lower sections of waffenfarbe, which we have tried our best to show on our web images. There is a slightly more unusual style of chin strap used on this cap. Double ribbed edge peak, which follows the fashion of many Luftwaffe caps. The interior is completely lined in a blue artificial silk. The central celluloid lozenge is all complete with the 'Frischluft' trademark and other wording completely clear. The sweat band has excellent light tan colour with minor storage staining. There is one complete tear in the forehead area and two cracks at each side of the area where the peak is fitted to the cap, this has unfortunately occurred through various handlers of the cap pulling the sweat band down to view the interior. Fortunately most of the moth damage is around the rear of the cap, visually from the front there is very little moth damage in evidence. The insignia all matching, one piece aluminium single stamped eagle with matching cockade. A rare visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO’S MANS CAP COCKADE. The metallic winged laurel leaf with red and black centred lower cockade for the Luftwaffe enlisted mans or nco’s visor cap. Complete with both fixing pins.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO’S MANS CAP EAGLE. A good semi cast original cap eagle for a Luftwaffe enlisted mans/nco’s visor cap. Complete with both fixing pins.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NIGHT FIGHTER PILOT’S GROUPING. An exceptionally rare grouping of a Pilot’s Luftwaffe log book for a pilot in Night Fighter Geschwader 3. The early type Luftwaffe flight book with the gold embossed Luftwaffe eagle and swastika to the cover with his name gold embossed to the lower right hand side. The logbook begins on the 11th August 1941 and with entries through to the 3rd May 1945, the total of a remarkable 1,065 flights, which include 19 combat flights, the last on the 2nd May 1945 in a JU88. All of these are over western and central Germany, the Ruhr, Berlin, Dortmund, all in ME110’s or JU88’s. He appeared to have had one combat victory when flying an ME110 during his 8th combat flight on the 29th July 1944, he shot down an aircraft over Helgoland. In the logbook he does not mention the type of aircraft shot down. Citations include the standard A5 size citation for the Luftwaffe Pilot’s Badge, dated ‘January 43’ with facsimile signature of Luftwaffe General Lorentz, folded once, punch holed for filing. The A5 size citation of the Iron Cross 2nd class, dated ‘2nd August 1944’ probably for his 29th July victory, with the ink signature of General Major Max Ibel, non folded, punch holed for filing. The beautifully coloured A5 size card with the insignia of the Night Fighter Geschwaders. A document dated ‘11th July 1945’ stating that his full entitlement for awards was for the Iron Cross 2nd class and the bronze Night Fighter clasp with issue unit stamp, without swastika, pencil signature of a Staff Officer. Four other documents all dated ‘44’ and after the war in ‘45’ with relation to his war service and a highly interesting note stating that he had been tried by a field court martial for damaging an aircraft and was sentenced to four weeks of serious detention, this is an English translation. A very highly desirable grouping to a elite Night Fighter Unit.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NIGHT HARASSMENT BOMBER PILOT’S GROUP OF CITATIONS. Large just under A4 size twice folded and slightly stained citation for the Pilot’s badge to Obergefreiten Fritz Bachtle, dated 1st April 1938. A5 size citation, once folded, punch holed for filing to by now Feldwebel Fritz Bachtle to the 1st Storkampfstaffel LW.KDO.OST, awarded 24th February 1943 with pencil signature of the General Major of the 1st Flieger Division. Iron Cross 1st class citation, folded once, punch holed for filing, dated 14th July 1943 with ink signature of the well known First War flyer General Major Ritter von Grein who was Chief of Luft Fleet 6. A5 citation for the Luftwaffe Flying Class for bombers in bronze as a member of the same unit, dated 24.2.1943 with ink signature of Commander of the 1st Flieger Division General Major Deichmann. Large A4 size citation for the Sudetenland medal on the 1st October 1938, promotion document to Oberfeldwebel in A4 size, punch holed for filing, a further promotion document, his linen flying license, which is one piece linen folded item with identification, punch holed for filing, no photograph. Very scarce and interesting grouping. December 1942 the German Luftwaffe decided to form night harassment units, copying those already used by the Soviet Air Force, entitled 1st Storkampfstaffel, they used old aircraft mainly the Gotha and then GO145 bi-plane in a bomber and ground attack role, this group is a pilot flying one of these types aircraft.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NON PORTABLE AWARD. LUFTGAU NORWEGEN. A very attractive cast bronze plaquette, one of the long series of award plaquettes for Luftwaffe personnel in its original box measuring 15cms x 10.5cms, the award is for Luftgau Norwegen, complete with its hanging bracket on the reverse side and individual casting number of ‘7493’, in its presentation box, which is a simple card box. The box, base and lid do have some split corners.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NORWEGEN NON PORTABLE AWARD. A nice condition non portable award numbered ‘6856’ from the Commanding General and Commander-in-Chief of Luftgau Norwegen. Minor chipping to the black finish to the edges otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OBERGEFREITER RANK PATCH. A nice condition double litzen inverted triangle sleeve insignia for a Luftwaffe NCO on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OBERST SHOULDER BOARD. A single Luftwaffe Flight Oberst slip-on shoulder board, the yellow underlay cloth slightly discoloured, some gilt remaining to the two rank pips, the Major’s intertwined bullion good, prisoner of war removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OBSERVERS WATCH STRAPS. A rare piece of equipment being the full double thickness strap with nickel buckle that is normally fitted to the large Luftwaffe observer watch. These straps were constructed in a manner that enabled the watch to be strapped around the leg of the aviator whilst flying. A small quantity were recently discovered in Czechoslovakia, it is well known that the POST WAR Czechoslovakian Air Force used large amounts of discarded Luftwaffe equipment in WWII, these were once attached to watches as the rivet holes can clearly be seen where rivets were attached, these can be used again easily. Watches themselves fetch up to £4,000 on the open collectors market.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. An extremely nice condition Luftwaffe officers breast eagle. Superb hand embroidery on its Luftwaffe blue backing material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BREECHES. A very good pair of Luftwaffe officers breeches, totally free of any moth damage or staining or repairs, waist size 41cms.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. Very finely woven, backing paper mainly missing. Slight moth damage to the left hand side cloth edging.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS DRESS BELT. The nice condition large size Luftwaffe officers dress belt of WWII. The aluminium buckle is in excellent condition with its gold early droop tailed eagle, marked ‘OLC’ to the reverse side of the buckle, its brocade is in excellent condition without any oxidisation with both of the brocade adjuster runners present to the belt.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS DRESS BELT. A good large size Luftwaffe officers brocade parade belt, standard colours of silver, black and red laid on a Luftwaffe blue grey woollen belted background with both of its runners, slight subduing to the gilt on the Luftwaffe droop tailed eagle. All fittings to the reverse side complete, marked ‘DRGM’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS DRESS UNIFORM. A beautiful quality full dress uniform for a Luftwaffe Oberleutnant. The cut of the tunic is in the mess dress short style, complete with its long straight trousers with dress tresse. Trousers have a name label of the ownere applied, absolutely superb condition, no moth damage or staining, fitted with yellow based wool underlay to the shoulder boards indicating the flight section. Gilt to both rank stars good, high quality thick padded Luftwaffe officers breast eagle, silver corded to collar, all buttons complete tunic with its closing chain. An East Front medal ribbon is placed to the upper loop, loops below the ribbon for one other award. A very attractive and scarce uniform.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS OBSERVER BADGE IN WIRE. A rare example beautifully bullion wire woven Luftwaffe Observer style eagle in silver on its silver wreath on Luftwaffe officers ribbed backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS PARATROOPER QUALIFICATION BADGE IN WIRE. A very nice condition gold paratrooper eagle with silver wreath identical configuration to the standard metal badge. Evidence of where it may have been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS PILOT’S BADGE IN WIRE WEAVE. A lovely condition silver Luftwaffe pilot style eagle on its silver wreath on enlisted mans quality backing cloth. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SOLDBUCH. Any soldbuchs to the Luftwaffe officers are scarce, this excellent condition example, the blue front cover has been punch-holed for filing, the internal pass photograph shows the recipient who was a signals officer wearing Luftwaffe uniform, upper bust, hatless. Annotations in the soldbuch up to and including May 1941.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A good set of heavyweight ribbed trousers in the balloon style for a Luftwaffe officer. Waist size 41cm. No moth damage or staining. Good length leg. The interior lining is in the ordnance Luftwaffe blue grey heavy twill cotton and based on that we assume these are ordnance issued officers long trousers. All buttons remaining, two front slanted pockets without flaps, small watch fob pocket. Very faint size markings to the waistband but with further stamped block, the only word visible is ‘Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD. An extremely good and untouched condition 72cm long blade Luftwaffe officers sword. The blade is excellent and bright, marked ‘Eickhorn’ with the Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. All of the fittings are in the heavy nickel and have never been cleaned. The leather to the grip is excellent with all grip wire intact. The leather to the scabbard is good with minor scuffs, complete with its leather hanging strap to the double rings. All metal heavy nickel fittings excellent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS TROPICAL SIDE CAP. A lovely condition heavyweight twill material Luftwaffe tropical officers overseas cap. Although stamped size ‘54’ the cap appears to be larger and on test would appear to be 56. This is constructed from the more preferred heavier weight twill tropical material in the standard Luftwaffe colour. Obvious service wear discoloration. One or two minor black stains. Complete with its original enlisted ranks machine embroidered grey eagle on tropical cloth with its correct tropical aged coloured national roundel. Marked to the interior ‘Berolina Berlin 1941 54’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very fine condition large size, possibly 59, high saddle shaped Luftwaffe officers visor cap, constructed in the finely ribbed Luftwaffe material. Two moth nips on the lower bottom edge of the cap itself otherwise no moth holes. Standard silver waffenfarbe around each side of the mohair centre band and upper crown area. A nice matched set of heavy wire Luftwaffe eagle and very proud central wire woven cockade with correct silver cap cords and pebbled side buttons. The interior dove grey leather lining all intact with evidence of only minor wear use. The interior silk all in grey with the ‘Pekuro’ trademark stamped into the upper inner crown. No central lozenge ever fitted.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A well service worn possibly size 56 Luftwaffe officers visor cap, good saddle shape, the main body of the cap is constructed in the Luftwaffe officers smooth high quality material, no moth damage to anywhere on the upper part of the cap. The silver waffenfarbe to the upper crown has lost an area of its wire weave and exposing its wire underlay to a length of 5cm in the area above the national eagle. Standard mohair officers centre band, complete with a matched set of wire woven national eagle and cockade. A small area of moth damage to the black wool edging of the cockade in the area just above the wire officers cap cords. Matching side buttons which are of a slightly larger variety than normally encountered. The officer has used two shoulder board fitting buttons of the style that are screw threaded, therefore enabling the buttons to the unscrewed and the officers cord removed. Standard double thickness front peak. To the interior the leather sweatband is all complete, extra stitches have been added to the peak to ensure that the peak is more securely attached to the main body of the cap. The gold silk lining is heavily service worn with the remains only of the centre celluloid lozenge intact. Very faint traces of its Erel trademark, which was silver blocked, to the underside of the celluloid lozenge. A good service worn and personalised Luftwaffe officers visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OSKAR DINORT SIGNED IMAGE. As removed from a Hitler Youth boy’s scrapbook album, a postcard size magazine printed image, which the young boy had cut out, sent to Oskar Dinort who has pen signed it and returned it. On the reverse side is the name and address of the Hitler Youth boy, it has been franked and postmarked, dated ‘28th September 1944’. Dinort was a Knights Cross and oak leaves winner with the Luftwaffe .
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARACHUTE PANZER GRENADIER REGIMENT 2 IDENTITY DISC. A rare identity disc in zinc two-piece splitable, good clear lettering reading ‘FSCH.PZ.GREN.RGT.’ preceded by ‘STAMM.KP’ with soldier’s number ‘739’, this denotes Parachute Panzer Grenadier Regiment 2 part of the elite Hermann Goring Division.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE BY GWL. One of the most desirable of the makers for the Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge, GWL (Gebruder Wegerhoff). A super example with the diving paratrooper style eagle retaining all of its gilt with highlights to the swastika. The oak and laurel leaf wreath retaining all of its patinated finish. To the reverse side is typical GWL rivets with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER CLOSE COMBAT BAR CITATION. A rare field typed citation, A5 size, folded once and punch holed twice for filing to Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Albert Ebeling who served on the staff of Paratrooper Reconnaissance Unit 12. He was awarded the Close Combat Bar in bronze for 16 combat days dated ‘14th April 1945’. Complete with rubber ink signature and pen signature of Unit Commander.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER GROUPING. Three documents and two photographs of Leutnant Erich Hofmann. The first document is in large format measuring 25 x 35cms being a promotion document from Leutnant Der Luftwaffe to Oberleutnant dated ‘1st November 1941’ with facsimile signature of Hermann Goring. The second document being the identical size promotion document from Oberfahrinch on the 1st August 1939 to Leutnant with original signature of Commander in Chief for the Armed Forces Von Brauchitsch. Both documents are of the double sheet central folded type. The third document is A4 size to Leutnant Erich Hofmann 5./Sturm-Regiment award for the Iron Cross 2nd Class on the 11th November 1941 with a facsimile signature of an unidentified General Major and Divisional Commander. Slight age foxing with rust mark from paper clip to the top left hand corner with Flieger Division rubber stamp to the lower left hand side. Accompanying the documents is one absolutely stunning studio photograph of Arich Hofmann, three quarter bust, seated, wearing his Luftwaffe officers cap and full uniform, sporting his Hitler Youth membership badge, Luftwaffe Paratrooper Qualification badge and Reichs Sports Badge holding his 2nd pattern Luftwaffe dagger. The photograph itself measures 17cms x 22cms in a card mount, which measures 33 x 24cms. Accompanying this is a smaller format photograph also studio showing Hofmann wearing his Luftwaffe officers cap with a leather coat having the collar turned up. The photo is 15 x 11cms in larger card mount for framing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER MEDIC GROUP. A group of 7 documents to a Luftwaffe NCO Otto Heger. A 16 page citation style booklet for the DRL (sports badge) association award badge dated '1938' while as a member of Flak Regiment 10, complete with photograph wearing pre war open style Luftwaffe tunic, complete with the original DRL badge. A Luftwaffe A4 size citation for the 4 Year Long Service Medal dated 'October 1939'. Promotion document to the rank of Feldwebel dated 'May 1940', A4 size. Citation for the 1st Oktober 1938 Medal dated 'September 1939'. Citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords dated '1942'. Citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated '1944', by that time Heger had become a member of the late war formED Parachute Army, the citation reads 'AS A MEMBER OF 12/FALLSCHIRM-JAGER REGT.5'. Small size citation dated '1942' signed from the Saxon Interior Minister to Heger. Accompanying the citations are Heger's original three part medal ribbon bar comprising War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Medal, 1st Oktober 1938 medal all with their original court mounted ribbons. The blue of the Long Service ribbon has faded but is complete with its original Luftwaffe motif. Also accompanying the group is Heger's rare identity disc which has been separately impressed Red Cross. Because of the late award of the Iron Cross 2nd Class it was never utilised on its Medal Ribbon Bar.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER SMOCK EAGLE. The ultra rare machine embroidered grey eagle on its salt and pepper green background cloth, multi cross hatch stitched to a section of the salt and pepper paratrooper smock material. Threads remain where removed from a paratrooper smock.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS GROUPING OF CITATIONS. Four citations awarded to Unteroffizier Fritz Niggemann. A5 sized citation, punch-holed for filing, folded twice, citation for the Paratroopers Qualification Badge, awarded 3rd September 1940, facsimile signature of General Oberst Loerzer. The A5 citation for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge, punch-holed for filing, folded once, beautiful condition, awarded to Niggemann whilst as a member of the III./Fallsch.Rgt.5’ awarded 5th February 1943 with unit issue rubber stamped and indelible pencil signature of an unidentified Hauptmann. The fully illuminated A5 size citation for the armband Afrika, punch-holed for filing, folded once and lastly the Afrika Italian German Medal whilst serving in the same unit, A5 size, punch-holed for filing, one single fold, dated ‘14th March 1943 with a very nice postcard sized image of Niggemann wearing his Luftwaffe tropical uniform and visored field cap with unusually having fitted to the cap the Luftwaffe metallic eagle taken from his Luftwaffe pith helmet, this is identified by the fact that the eagle is the only Luftwaffe eagle that faces in the opposite direction to every other Luftwaffe eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER’S BADGE BY JIMME. A good service used Luftwaffe Pilot Observer’s badge constructed by J.Imme & Son Berlin. The finish below the wings of the eagle is generally good with rubbed high spots, the gilt in the arch form of the oak and laurel leaf wreath above the eagle’s wings has disappeared. To the reverse side there are faint traces of the original gilding. The correct J.Imme tube type hinge, hook and pin all fitted, the pin is bent in places which is consistent to any many other Luftwaffe award badges we have had that indicate that it has been service worn and attached to a tunic. Maker marked ‘JIMME’ to the reverse of the award.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER’S BADGE. A good example of this scarce early badge, manufactured by JMME. All the original silvering to the wonderfully constructed flying eagle, the only traces of the original gilt to the oak and laurel leaf wreath are to the right hand side as the award is viewed. On the reverse side the typical JMME pin and hook construction with two delicate domed rivets with the maker’s mark impressed to the reverse of the flying eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S BADGE IN CLOTH. A mint unissued example of the machine embroidered light grey, dark grey on Luftwaffe blue grey Pilot's Badge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOTS BADGE BY B & N.L. A lovely convex heavy nickel constructed Luftwaffe Pilots Badge. Beautiful detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Good deep strike to the eagle and swastika. The reverse side of the wreath is slightly dished as well as the whole wreath being in a concave fashion. Two delicate rivets holding the eagle to the wreath. Heavily struck B & N.L. This is definitely a service used award, the thick needle pin is distorted at the top close to the hinge, we have noticed this many times over the years on service used badges, the upper part of the pin is always distorted.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE BY FLL. A standard but excellent condition Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge, beautiful depth to the oak and laurel leaf wreath, all of the dark patinated finish remaining to the wings of the flying eagle, two delicate domed rivets to the reverse side, original pin and catch remaining, one small crack to the wreath . What makes this more unusual than most other Pilot’s badges or Pilot Observers is that it is identical to the model that is believed by serious collectors to be produced by the Company FLL Friedrich Linden of Ludenschied and we personally have only come across the Combined Pilot Observers badge by FLL, this is a straight Pilot’s badge. The example shown on page 67 of the excellent work Combat Badges of the Third Reich volume 2, Luftwaffe, by Stephen Thomas Previtera shows the FLL Pilot Observers badge. Two minute fractures to the wreath otherwise excellent condition overall. A rare badge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. A good heavy nickel unmarked example of a Luftwaffe Pilot’s Badge. Finish generally good, some loss of finish to the lower half of the swastika. To the reverse side are two delicate domed rivets holding the pilot’s badge eagle to the wreath. Original pin, hook and hinge system all in place. The badge is fitted into its original presentation case with the outside of the lid gold blocked and titled ‘FLUGZEUGFUHRER ABZ’. The interior upper lid silk is good but faded also the velvet base to the award box is discoloured with the exception around the area where the badge has been opened and on display in sunlight for many years, some edges of the box are slightly worn.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. A very nice early high quality nickel constructed Luftwaffe Pilot’s Badge marked ‘BSW’ within a clover leaf (Bruder Schneider, Wien). Magnificent depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath, all patinated finish remaining to the Luftwaffe style pilot’s eagle, good thick nickel two domed rivets in its silver titled box, original pin, hook and hinge. The flock base to the box is good, upper inner lid silk very good, also good clear lettering to the exterior of the box lid.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. Early nickel version produced by Deumar of Ludenscheid. The oak and laurel leaf wreath deeply struck, maker marked to the reverse side of the pilot style eagle much patinated finish remaining to the eagle, the wreath is toned. The reverse side has some lifting of the nickel plate, complete with its long hinge, thick needle pin and two domed rivets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S LATE WAR BADGE. An Assmann produced Pilot’s badge, zinc construction, two flat rivets, ‘Assmann’ marked to the rear side of the eagle. This is the thin version of the Pilot’s badge but mid to late war construction, faint traces of finish remaining to the swastika and in the lower areas of the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PRE WAR ALBUM. A standard format album measuring 32 cm x 23 cm, interesting art deco artwork to the cover, which is inscribed ‘In Memory of my 2 year service time 1935 to 37. On opening the front page there is a résumé of what the owner of the album achieved in his two years pre war service with the Luftwaffe 1st Flak Regiment. The album contains 55 original images and approximately 10 other images, which could be bought as sets. The album shows obviously training during the pre war period in the winter of 35 to 36 with good images of 88mm flak guns, the guns themselves being towed by the large half track prime movers. Night firing exercises in May 1936. Photographs of colleagues. The winter of 36 in East Prussia with unusual vehicles. Training on the Ost See coast. The album is an absolutely superb example of the type of artwork that we have seen for many years in German albums and it is more for the quality of the artwork than the interest of the images that this album can be appreciated.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE QUALIFIED TELEPHONE OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. Standard size circular Luftwaffe blue grey material cloth with finely woven lightning bolts to the centre in silver thread. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE BY DEUMER. A good Radio Operator/Air Gunner badge, the finish is dull overall. Mid to late war production but fully maker stamped to the reverse ‘Deumer’. To flat rivets at the reverse side with its original pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. Very fine silver embroidery on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE CLASP IN SILVER IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A zinc ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ produced Reconnaissance clasp in silver, complete with original hook, pin and hinge. All silvered finish dull, in its original paper wrapping and fitted into its original ‘Osang, Dresden’ marked presentation packet. Ink stamped to the exterior ‘Front Flug Spanger Aufklarer im Silber’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT BAR IN PACKET. A rare unissued condition Luftwaffe Reconnaissance clasp in silver and marked to ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’. Some slight toning to the original silver finish, still wrapped in its original paper and in its presentation packet, which is titled to the exterior ‘Frontflugspange Aufklarer In Silber’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE REGIMENT GENERAL GORING MANS NCO’S VISOR CAP. A very nice condition size 55 Luftwaffe Regiment General Goring enlisted man/nco’s visor cap. The upper body is excellent with good nap to the cloth, one minor repaired moth hole. These caps are always of the same type and form having a mixture of the saddle shape and tellerform. Standard mohair centre band, double buckle front strap, the most commonly encountered double strengthened edge to the front visor. A matched set of stamped aluminium Luftwaffe eagle and cockade fitted. To the interior the leather sweatband is all complete but is torn in two places. These caps also are very profusely unit and maker stamped. Beneath the complete centre celluloid lozenge is the ‘G.A.Hoffmann, Berlin S.W.29’ maker’s stamp and address in silver block. Size stamped in ink ‘55’ with year mark ‘1936’, also the original owner’s semi canvas name label. To the inside of the sweatband again these are always heavily unit marked, this one very unusual being marked to the ‘Wach Btl./ORG.Gneral Goring’ (Guard Battalion Regiment General Goring). Also the added words of ‘Reiter-Zug’. We have never come across a Wach Battalion example before, they are generally normally marked with battalion numbers followed by ‘General Goring’. An excellent well marked Regiment General Goring visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RUCKSACK A good example of the blue grey rucksack carried by Luftwaffe personnel. All blue grey canvas remains good with one or two snags and tiny holes. The shoulder harness remains good and complete with belt mounting hooks. The date to the rear is '1942' with a very clear manufacturer's stamp. There is a little ripping to the interior divider and the item remains dusty for storage and would benefit from a good brush cleaning.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SENIOR NCO’S SHIRT SHOULDER BOARDS. A lovely matched pair of Luftwaffe blue shirt weight shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Flak Oberfeldwebel. Complete with their slip-on tabs, two rank pips to the centre, the whole of each board surrounded by a run of Luftwaffe tress, complete with its red Flak Artillery silk waffenfarbe. Shoulder boards as these very rarely appear on the market as a matched pair.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHIRT FLIGHT SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of the Luftwaffe blue centred lightweight material yellow piped shoulder boards, slip-on, for the Luftwaffe enlisted mans shirt. One has minor staining.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHOOTING AWARD. The standard multi twist cord Luftwaffe blue grey and silver lanyard for shooting qualification within the Luftwaffe with its aluminium badge attached with flying eagle and swastika.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHORT PATTERN DAGGER KNOT. A modern good reproduction of the silver dagger knot to fit the Luftwaffe 1st or 2nd pattern dagger.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS MANS/NCO’S VISOR CAP. A nice semi saddle/tellerform visor cap constructed in officer quality material. Minor moth below the rear overhang. A good matched set of aluminium national eagle and cockade. Standard leather strap with oval buckles, double rimmed peak, green interior to the peak. To the interior it is lined in the russet brown material with an undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with the maker ‘Carl Halfar, Berlin’ to the interior with date ‘1938’. The interior leather sweatband still has good colour, all in one piece, slight remains of a unit stamping to the interior but indecipherable. The waffenfarbe of the Signals brown, standard mohair centre band.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO’S OR MANS VISOR CAP. A good size 57 tellerform cap, constructed in enlisted ranks material. Brown piping for the signals section of the Luftwaffe, complete with a matching set of aluminium eagle and national cockade. Standard patent leather double buckled strap. Double thickness edged peak. Mohair centre band. No moth or damage anywhere to the cap with the early russet brown cotton lining. Celluloid lozenge missing. Clear stamp ‘57’ with the faint markings of the retailer but a clear date of ‘1937’ to the inner upper crown. The lining virtually unworn with good light tan original colour.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO’S/MANS VISOR CAP. A very nice huge size signals nco’s/mans visor cap, non size stamped but possibly size 59 or 60. Constructed in the issue quality cloth, the cap is totally devoid of any moth damage, the nap is excellent. Good brown signals piping. A matched set of the aluminium stamped national cockade fitted to the mohair centre band, the eagle is of the early short winged variety. The cap is complete with its standard patent leather cap cords with twin oval buckles. The front peak is of the double edged variety. To the interior the sweatband is of the ersatz style in mid brown, the inner lining all in gold silk, centre celluloid lozenge all complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS OBERLEUTNANT COLLAR PATCHES. A slightly moth damaged matched pair of signals brown with silver bullion wire collar patches.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS PERSONNEL INSIGNIA. The circular trade patch very finely silver embroidered with lightning flash to the centre. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unused set of stitch-in Luftwaffe Leutnant’s Signals Service shoulder boards. Bright silver exterior with brown underlay cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS WHITE TOP SUMMER CAP. A good example of the rather harder to find signals piped white top summer cap, the top is completely removable from the main body to enable it to be cleaned, this is generally in good condition with just surface wear to the crown area. Complete with a very high quality Luftwaffe eagle, stamped steel national cockade, standard black mohair centre band. One small area of moth damage to the upper level piping to the length of 3½ cm, this is hidden by the side overhang of the cap. Beautiful quality front visor and double buckled chinstrap. To the interior the light tan sweatband is in excellent condition with only minor evidence of wear use. A good bright silver blocked retailer’s name of ‘Ludwig Worz Military Effects’ from the City of Ulm.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNAL’S NCO’S VISOR CAP. A good size 57 virtually mint unissued condition Luftwaffe enlisted mans/NCO’s visor cap. The form of the cap is a semi teller, semi saddle shaped cap, the cap is dated ‘1937’, the upper part of the cap has all nap remaining, no moth damage at all, standard mohair centre band, light brown piping for Signals. A complete matching set of national eagle and cockade, standard double oval buckle chin cord with black side buttons. The light tan sweatband does not have any evidence of wear use. The interior lining is in a russet brown with a very large centre celluloid lozenge with the retailer’s name ‘Felix Weissbach Mutzenfabrik, Glauchau’ plus a date ‘1937’, this was probably the date of manufacture, on turning back the sweatband there is a further lettering ‘LNEA’ with roman numeral ‘II’ plus a number ‘14’ plus further date of ‘1938’. A superb cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good semi camouflaged large size Luftwaffe M.42 single decal combat helmet. The shell is stamped ‘ET64’, batch number ‘1610’, the exterior shell with the Luftwaffe decal good and clear with some abrasions as can be seen. Faint traces of a camouflage finish applied overall. Complete with a chinstrap that has been added but is original. The interior 8 tongued liner is of the pigskin M.42 style, absolutely intact, no damage, leather supple with its original drawstring and faint traces of an original name painted in red paint to the inside of the skirt.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL M.40 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A very unusual camouflage finish to an M.40 shell, which is fitted with an M.36 liner. Shell stamped ‘SE64’ with traces of the original owner’s name and rank as a Stabsgefreiter in the inner rear skirt. The camouflage pattern is of broad sections of green and dark maroon over the original Luftwaffe blue/grey. Our web images can show the pattern clearly and the remains of the paint finish. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with some abrasions. The front left hand liner retaining rivet is missing. It is complete with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked, the liner having good colour, stamped size ‘56’ with slight rodent gnaw to the main body of the liner with original drawstring. We can only imagine that the liner of course being of the earlier pattern was retro fitted through a forces ordnance works. Superb camouflage, some light rusting coming through the shell as again can be seen through our web images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE ZIP FLYING BOOTS. A pair of Luftwaffe flying boots, single zip style, which have been resoled with straight flat soles. The leather section of the foot part of both boots are in superb condition with just minor scratches to the toe area. The black suede upper leg also good with slight service wear. It would appear that the zip on the left hand boot has been replaced. The strapping arrangement for the upper leg and lower foot sections are all complete. These are the electrically heated boots still with their technical label to the interior of both boots and the electrical connection points.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE ZIP FLYING BOOTS. A slightly mismatched pair of the single zip leather and blue/black suede flying boots. One boot has the leather sole and the other a rubber sole. Only a very minor difference in the size. One zip is marked ‘RiRi’ the other marked with ‘ZIPP’. The configuration of the boots are identical with the lower straps and the upper calf straps. The leather and suede is in excellent condition and not torn but to the left hand boot one male section of the closing system as the upper strap missing. The sheepskin lining is all complete to both boots and an absolutely colour match from the exterior.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SLEEPING BAG. A rare item of Luftwaffe survival equipment being the issue sleeping bag. The exterior is in Luftwaffe blue grey, the interior in green, complete with its fitted hood and hood closure ties. The half length zip in the classic plastic fashion found on Luftwaffe air crew suits. These were generally issued to bomber crews flying missions over the Eastern Front. The zip is marked ‘RiRi’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLE. This most impressive large eagle worn on the sports vest, Bevo weave and black eagle on white background. Cut from roll. Some light staining to part of the item that gets folded beneath the eagle before application to the vest.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLE. A sports vest eagle, Bevo woven, cut from roll measuring 18cm x 9cm. ‘Bevo Wuppertal’ woven into the surrounding material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE STANDARD STREAMERS. A very nice clean set of the long streamers that hang beneath the Luftwaffe eagle pole top on the pole that suspends the Luftwaffe 4’ x 4’ standard. All of the brocade is absolutely superb bright colour in silver, red and black with intertwined silver, red and black to the section above the all silver tassels. No oxidisation.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A rare pair of the trousers known in English as The Oxford Bags, this style of trouser was very fashionable prior to WWII and many images can be seen of Luftwaffe officers wearing this style of trouser with their tunics. Excellent condition overall, one area of small moth in the crotch, one nick to the upper thigh and one to the lower right leg. Overall excellent condition, slight wear and the slanted pocket apertures and some indication of light staining and service wear to the knee area. One buttoned back pocket, loops for a narrow belt and unusually a D ring dagger hanger attached to the waist band of the trouser. All the buttons are Stuttgart marked and complete with a watch fixture ring and small angled ticket pocket to the upper thigh.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE STRAP. A tropical coloured web strap measuring 130cms long, 4 cms in width with the German style three pronged buckle. Marked ‘Luftwaffe 40’ on the reverse side, we believe this to be a closing strap for the carrying of the cardboard ammunition container.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL AT SEA GUIDE BOOK. GUNTHER RALL. Recently within the UK there was a one collection dedicated sale relating to personal items of the famous fighter pilot of WWII Gunther Rall. Within the collection was his personal copy of the very rare Luftwaffe guide book for survival at sea, DIE SEENOTFIBEL. The book was produced in 1944 to help Luftwaffe air crew when they had to ditch in the sea. The book has comical illustrations and guides onto how the use the survival equipment supplied and the dangers if you do not follow the instructions. The book is slightly water damaged, one pair of pages loose and staples rusted to the edge, nevertheless a very rare book owned by a famous fighter pilot of WWII.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL KNIFE. A very hard to find weapon/survival machete, which is part of the Luftwaffe survival kit for most multi engine, multi crewed aircraft, these utility weapons/tools came in both saw back and non saw back, the saw back is the hardest to find of an already difficult to obtain piece. This example with a blade by Alcoso with its saw back and then sharpened edge, the blade is generally in good condition it has taken one knock one third of the way down the blade from the point, the wood grips are undamaged with some of the original blueing remaining to the S shaped cross guard and top pommel. The piece is in its original blued scabbard that is totally undented, it has some rust bleed through the blueing and is fitted with its ultra rare webbing frog. The webbing tab that runs around from the back of the belt loop section of the frog around has been made too short for it to actually fix through its zinc stud, the tab is closed on the reverse side as seen in our images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TECHNICAL SECTION OBERSTLEUTNANT’S COLLAR PATCH. Silver edging slightly loose otherwise bullion good.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TRANSPORT SERGEANT ARM PATCH. The gothic lettered Transport Sergeant Administrator trade patch, finely woven onto Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL BELT BUCKLE. The rare tropically painted Luftwaffe belt buckle retaining virtually all of its original paint finish with some rust spotting as can be seen on our web images. All the paint remaining on the reverse side except for some rubbed parts where the paint has thinned after rubbing against the original canvas belt.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL COMBAT TUNIC. A good clean example of the tunic constructed in the heavyweight tropical twill material of the Luftwaffe colour. Standard four pocket configuration, two upper pockets with pleats, two lower pockets of the bellow type. The wearer has tacked the corners of the pockets down to give it a smarter appearance. All removable buttons present, complete with its correct Luftwaffe cream on tropical tan breast eagle, correct tropical tan shoulder boards, silk piped in Luftwaffe Signals light brown with a section of civilian lace added to the boards indicating either officer candidate or lower NCO rank. To the interior the tunic is profusely stamped with a Berlin maker, size stampings plus ‘LBA Luftwaffe 41’ acceptance stamp. The bandage pocket all intact with what appears to be numbers embroidered into the bandage pocket in blue by the original wearer. The canvas belt loops supports are intact. The tunic has seen service wear, there are no tears or heavy stains but a general appearance of toning to the material where it has been worn. The tunic is of a good size for mannequin fitting.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL FLIGHT SECTION SHOULDER BOARD. A well service used single shoulder board for a Luftwaffe tropical shirt. Yellow silk waffenfarbe with Luftwaffe tress surrounding the board indicating an NCO rank. Slip-on tab complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A very nice quality lightweight pointed collar shirt, four button pullover style, two upper breast patch pockets with pleats, two loops for shoulder boards with sewn button apertures for securing the shoulder boards down. Triangular stitch marks to the left upper breast where the breast eagle has been removed. Marked in the inner collar ‘117 1/39’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A superb example of a long sleeve Luftwaffe tropical shirt with two upper breast pockets both with pleats. This is the pullover type with four button front closure. Unworn condition. Size stamped to the larger inner collar area.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A virtually mint unused example of the closed button front, six button closure Luftwaffe long sleeve tropical shirt, complete with its original machine embroidered silver eagle, two loop with provision for removable buttons, two upper pockets with pleats and zeltbahn type metallic buttons. German maker stamped, also size 1 to the upper inner collar.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SIGNAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good service worn matching set of light brown (Signals) silk piped tropical shoulder boards for the tropical shirt. Some staining as can be seen on our web images, both complete with their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE UNIFORM INSIGNIA GROUP. All are singles, seven pieces in total, Luftwaffe flak mans collar patch, Luftwaffe Flight Section Hauptmann’s collar patch, Luftwaffe flak slip-on NCO, two Luftwaffe Signals NCO’s both the same rank but different sizes, two Luftwaffe Hauptmann officers shoulder boards.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE UNISSUED FLIGHT BLOUSE. A mint unissued condition Luftwaffe flight blouse, medium size, this garment has come straight from a factory bale, nap of cloth superb overall, no moth damage or staining. Complete with its factory applied cross hatch stitched Luftwaffe silver blue on blue background breast eagle and still complete with its paper size label attached to the lower left sleeve. To the interior the garment is RB numbered and large size ink stamped, the size stamped inside match the sizes stamped to the paper label. Skeleton lined to the interior in Luftwaffe blue rayon. A small area of degradation to the main lining panel through storage, but still all complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WAIST BELT. A good brown leather heavy combat weight belt which has its aluminium clip fitted, beautifully stamped ‘F.L.H.K. WELS’ followed by ‘KP/FLT.S.JU.’ the belt has been slightly shortened and pierced in one place for the fixing of a Luftwaffe Original owner’s name to the inside.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WAR REPORTER’S CUFF TITLE. A rare cuff title of the Luftwaffe, Kriegsberichter Der Luftwaffe. A very wide dark blue wool band with embroidered lettering, the lettering is embroidered in a style that we have encountered over many years pertaining to Italian embroidery. The lettering is in gold wire. Many examples exist of Afrika cuff titles for the Navy in an identical weave pattern to this.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WATER BOTTLE AND BREAD BAG SET. A very scarce water bottle being the Luftwaffe blue grey covered bottle with its army coloured olive drab all steel drinking cup, the cup is maker coded ‘GYM’, the leather cradle in good condition with slight rusting to the closing buckle. Fitted to the sprung loaded catch is a Luftwaffe blue grey bread bag in superb condition with all white stitching for the leather parts visible and bright and all zeltbahn buttons intact. An excellent set for the Luftwaffe Field Division or Luftwaffe Paratrooper mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WHITE SHEEPSKIN BULGARIAN FLYING SUIT. Known as the Bulgarian flying suit as they were generally made in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is a good service worn example, originally in virtually bright white colour, during service they stained heavily as this has done. White sheepskin lined body with brown sheepskin lined collar. All of the elements of the flying jacket are in place including the two white suede sections for the attachtment of the oxygen mask. The front zip is marked ‘Rapid’ and is the original zip to the garment. The zip puller, which is of cast metal has slightly broken and patience is needed to zip the garment up. The matching Rapid zips to each sleeve are in place including the interior sleeve windproof cuffs. Small sections of the sheepskin fur missing from the collar through moth damage, in reality the collar covering needs replacing. The inner hidden adjustable waist belt complete. All complete with its matching worn white suede trousers with again the waist belt complete. The main front Zipp zip in position, the hip zip is not operable, the opposite zip working completely, both lower legs complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WHITE TOP OFFICERS CAP EAGLE. An extremely rare eagle being the silver bullion hand embroidered eagle on white background for utilising on the white top officers cap. The metal back plate is missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER CAP. The hard to find Luftwaffe blue grey winter cap, very thick garment, multi stitched blanket lined to the interior with original maker’s linen tag to the interior ‘Almi Koblenz’ size ‘42/56’ complete with its Luftwaffe two-piece insignia.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER REVERSIBLE TROUSERS. A scarce piece of uniform being the dedicated Luftwaffe blue grey padded over-trousers, which are reversible to white, complete with their canvas braces, all the buttons to the interior are white painted, to the exterior blue grey. No moth damage or staining, apart from the number ‘179’ over ‘1’ this appears to be the only markings to the scarce trousers.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good enlisted ranks machine embroidered version of the Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge. Excellent condition, unused.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE BY ASSMANN. A nice condition Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, ‘Assmann’ marked to the rear of the diving eagle. Good patination overall, complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE BY DEUMER. Good mid war construction, maker marked ‘Deumer Ludenscheid on the reverse side. Two flat rivets. Classic Deumer construction. Finish dull to the wreath. Some silvering left to the edges of the eagle’s wings.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE IN CLOTH. A non padded example of the Luftwaffe Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, machine embroidered light grey wreath with a dark grey central motif of the Luftwaffe diving eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE. An unmarked mid war period constructed Luftwaffe Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, good detail to the diving eagle, at least 75% of the original silver wash remaining within the lower field of the award. Two mid war period rivets holding the eagle to the wreath, its original needle pin, hook and catch all intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE. A magnificent quality badge by JMME & Sohn Berlin. The quality of this badge can only be appreciated in the hand, the depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath and the fine quality nearly 3 dimensional image with the diving eagle clutching the lightning bolts is superb. Impressed to the reverse side ‘JMME.u.Sohn, Berlin’, complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE YACHT CLUB PENNANT. A highly unusual double sided printed pennant in blue measuring 55cm x 20cm having printed to both sides the Luftwaffe pilot observers badge, very thin material, minor moth nips, complete with its canvas selvage edge and rope suspension.
GERMAN WWII LUGER HOLSTER. A nice strong army Luger holster. A good degree of the stitching remaining white, some scuffs to the leather, good form to the holster, complete with both of its original belt loops, closing leather tab and correct roller buckle.
GERMAN WWII M.16 BATTLE DAMAGED AND SOUVENIRED HELMET. A lovely relic of WWII being an M.16 style German trench helmet that has been refurbished for the Second World War having an army single decal applied and an M.40 liner, it has subsequently been battle damaged and painted ‘Souvenired’. The exterior shell retaining most of its original paint finish. A round has pierced the left hand side of the helmet as the helmet is viewed and exited on the right hand side, the blow has knocked some of the paint away, not only in the area of the exit hole but in other areas on that side of the helmet, which has removed some of the paint and subsequently some of the single army decal, as can be viewed on our web images. The round has passed right through the lining to the inside, which otherwise is all complete and is in good order with a lot of original colour, the liner is stamped size ‘55’. Painted around the crown of the helmet in white paint are the words ‘We met him finish’ with a victory ‘V’ at the front, our understanding of this phrase does not make sense in English, we suspect this may have been painted by a person not fully understanding the English language, however a very interesting battlefield relic.
GERMAN WWII M.16 SINGLE DECAL RE-ISSUE HELMET. A super untouched example of the M.16 helmet that has been re-issued to M.40 standards. The helmet to the exterior approximately 75% of the slightly roughened slate grey finish with excellent clear single decal, which is 90% complete with a good swastika and much graphic detail remaining. The exterior is completely free of any wax, oil or any treatment whatsoever. The interior of the helmet is in a similar state with some flaking to the original slate grey paint to the inner skirt of the helmet. The original M.31 type liner with 2nd type reinforced edging is present as is the chinstrap. The original rivets are all present and the helmet has no crimping whatsoever to the rear split pins. The liner is dusty from storage. The chinstrap is the early type with aluminium buckle and is uncut and complete. This is a completely untouched example of this helmet. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.18 EAR CUT OUT SINGLE DECAL HELMET. A good example of the ET64 M.18 ear cut out helmet, which has been refurbished during the 1930’s for use in WWII. A second layer of very dark green paint has been added to the helmet, Third Reich single decal applied, which is visible but with abrasions. Considerable rust bleed to the shell around the lower edges, the crown staying clear of rust bleed. On inverting the helmet the immediate observation is of possible barn storage, the inner lower bowl seems to have had some form of cement-like substance rubbed around the upper inner bowl. The original M.40 lining is all intact to the helmet with three tongues missing with one further tongue extremely loose. The original chinstrap is in position but split in the middle. There is an oval maker’s stamp to the leather, which has a date of ‘31’ being clear, the liner band is in aluminium, strap posts also in aluminium but of the 1940 variety with the edges slightly rounded.
GERMAN WWII M.34 FUR BACK PACK. A very good example of a 1942 dated model 34 fur back pack. All of the fur is present, these are very susceptible to moth damage, clearly dated and maker marked ‘1942’ on the leather at the rear, complete with all of its painted metal fittings, which retain all the paint and all of the stitched leather, which is still supple and has all of its white stitching visible.
GERMAN WWII M.34 STICK GRENADE. Good wood haft marked ‘DBK 41’, the bottom cap is corroded, the threaded section that fits the wood haft is complete within the cap but has come loose from the wood haft and is held on by pressure. The porcelain ball is complete. The head is good with faint traces of its original white ink markings with a good clear coding to the top with a clear date ‘1940’, we are unable to export this item outside the UK
GERMAN WWII M.35 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET WITH WIRE REMOVED. A very nice condition SE66 sized shell, size ‘56’ stamped liner. The helmet originally with a very faint Normandy finish has had wire attached to it but now removed, the majority of the paint finish remaining with just minor abrasions. The helmet is fitted with its original M.40 zinc banded liner and rounded edged strap posts. The liner itself is a very nice colour, all tongues complete, good and supple with its original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII M.35 DOUBLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. A huge size M.35 battle damaged combat helmet, stamped ‘ET68’. The shell retains at least 85% of all its original apple green finish with abrasions as can be seen. Both decals have suffered abrasions. The paint has removed itself from the heads of all three liner retaining rivet heads. A shrapnel hole through the front brim of the helmet, complete with its original and complete model 1935 aluminium banded liner with the standard square edges to the strap retaining posts, liner band is dated ‘1938’. All of the nine tongues to the liner are intact, there is some shrinkage evident. The liner itself is clearly size marked ‘61’.
GERMAN WWII M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET, LARGE SIZE. A nice service worn and sleepy M.35 double decal combat helmet, the shell is marked ‘Q66’. The exterior shell retains 50% of the original apple green paint finish. The paint to the early liner retaining rivet heads has toned to a very dark green. Various abrasions and slight surface rust through the shell. The army decal good and clear with minor abrasions as can be seen in our web images, the national tricolour good and clear with minor abrasions. Complete with its 8 tongued liner, with its original drawstring very nice and supple and has a dry untouched feel and its original chinstrap with aluminium buckle. An original owner’s name faintly hand applied to the leather with traces of spider’s web trails between the liner tongues indicating very long term storage.
GERMAN WWII M.36 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A very good size M.36 enlisted mans combat tunic, which has had restoration and repair and is priced accordingly. The main body is good with virtually all the nap of the cloth intact. A light peppering of moth holes across the central back panel with minor peppering to the rear of the upper left sleeve and on the shoulder of the right hand sleeve, also to the front right hand bellows pocket. Standard five button configuration with four patch pockets all with pleats. Standard dark green collar, which has had a stitched field repair, and no backing material to the collar, Fitted with the mid war universal mouse grey and grey collar patches. The Bevo eagle is machine stitched but obviously has been replaced as it has been stitched completely through the outer material and the inner lining. A pair of aluminium belt hooks are fitted. Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. A four section medal ribbon bar. The slip-on shoulder boards, infantry white piped are replacements. Standard interior grey cotton lining, profusely size stamped with the issue depot of ‘B’ for Berlin, dated ‘1937’ with a clear manufacturer’s ink stamp upon the bandage pocket. This item is what we would call a bargain basement M.36 tunic and is priced accordingly. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.36 CONVERTED TO SLIP-ON TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of transport shoulder boards originally produced as stitch-on but converted late war slip-on with a herringbone twill rayon mix slip-on tab for Transport Unit No. 2.
GERMAN WWII M.36 NCO’S TUNIC. A very good condition M.36 NCO’s tunic. Standard configuration, five button front, dark green collar, four pockets each with pleats, adjustable cuffs, small vent to the rear. The tunic was probably a best tunic for the NCO, he has had the extra material taken out of the two lower pockets, converting them from a bellows pocket to a pocket sitting flat against the tunic, this was quite a common occurrence for a Sunday Best tunic. To each shoulder board is fitted a set of white infantry piped shoulder boards with dark green centre, to the collar matching NCO’s litzen having the same aging as the litzen on the shoulder board indicating that the shoulder boards have always been present to this tunic. Universal green on grey Bevo woven collar patches laid onto the section of green uniform cloth then attached to the collar. To the upper left breast as the tunic is worn the NCO’s quality Bevo woven breast eagle, which was factory produced on dark green uniform cloth then hand sewn to the tunic. To the left hand shoulder is the marksmanship lanyard, groups 1 to 4 with its central eagle and swastika armed forces down swept winged eagle. An NCO’s Bakelite whistle is fitted to the inside button of the tunic and then fitted into the upper inner right hand pocket. Also affixed to the right hand pocket is the wearer’s original infantry assault badge, we have not removed this from the tunic, the pin has been bent against the tunic. Two very pin shaped moth holes to the front right hand sleeve, one slightly larger to the reverse of the same sleeve and one to the rear back panel of the tunic. Some slight discoloration in the area where the central belt would be worn. Interesting variation semi skeletal olive heavy duty ribbed lining, profusely stamped inside plus depot issue number of ‘B35’ making this a very early tunic, followed by a unit block ink stamping ‘F.KDTR.BRS.II’ below that the firm marking ‘G.A.L.’ with a further large ‘G’ in a square below.
GERMAN WWII M.36 REGIMENT 58 SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for Infantry Regiment 58, white wool piping, chain stitched ‘58’ to the centre.
GERMAN WWII M.38 AND M.42 FIELD CAP INSIGNIA. The national cockade in red, white and black Bevo woven for the M.38 or M.42 field cap. Some age showing.
GERMAN WWII M.40 TROPICAL PAINTED COMBAT HELMET. A Q64 M.40 shell that was original issued in the standard grey finish as a single decal has had two overcoats of camouflage painting. The first, which is visible just above the ordnance grey is the more pink North African colour, followed by a further coat of the tan more commonly encountered in the southern areas of Europe, i.e., the Balkans and southern Italy. At least 85% of the last coat is present with various abrasions and scratches as can be seen on the web images, one graze to the last paint finish is just below the left hand air vent revealing the original army decal below. The last coat of paint has only stayed to half of two of the liner retaining rivets. The helmet is with its completely untouched leather sweatband with frail tongues but with its original drawstring and its original fully maker marked ‘Solingen 1940’ chinstrap. A good example of a multi theatre used three times painted helmet.
GERMAN WWII M.42/43 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A good service used untouched condition medium size M.42/43 army infantry nco's combat tunic. Standard configuration, six button closed front, four patch pockets all without pleats, adjustable cuffs, one small rear vent. The nap overall to the tunic is worn, the only places where the nap has not been worn away is underneath the pocket flaps and the closure area close to the buttonholes, also underneath the shoulder boards and collar area, indicating a much used combat tunic. No moth also no field repairs, interestingly with many well used field items of this period. The white stitching overall to the tunic is accentuated and stands out proudly against the field grey green of the tunic itself. The insignia fitted comprise a set of silk white piped infantry nco's shoulder boards with the central colour very close matching to the tunic itself, fitted with nco's tress, the collar patches are the universal grey on grey Bevo woven style stitched directly to the tunic collar, which are heavily worn, the eagle is a grey on green Bevo woven enlisted ranks eagle, all zigzag machine stitched to the tunic body, a portion of Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to which the nap of the cloth below is still visible. All the buttons are original to the tunic with original sewing. To the interior there are faint remains of RB numbers and size stamps. Fully grey artificial silk lined with some stress points to the lining but not damaged. The buttonholes are much used and frayed. The tunic still has its pressed card buttons to the interior of the collar for fitting of the protective inner collar. This is a very good untouched combat worn tunic and would look superb with an M.43 cap and trousers of the same age and wear with all of the white stitching again showing.
GERMAN WWII M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. A good set of M.43 combat trousers that have been in a Bavarian film costumiers for many years, still with original Third Reich size stampings and depot stamp followed by date ‘43’. One small ordnance stitch repair to the upper left thigh as the trousers are viewed. Complete with their double layered strengthened seat. Some ordnance stitch repairs in the seat area, one slight 5cm tear to the lower leg, which has been repaired. The nap is generally thin but very smooth overall. A very presentable pair of M.43 combat trousers, waistband size 43cms inside leg 70cms, still with its Bavarian film costumiers label.
GERMAN WWII M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. Standard configuration, two angled pockets without flaps but buttoned, watch fob pocket with flap, wide belt loops. The reinforced seat section has been removed, various tears, which have been ordnance repaired with inverted pieces of material underneath the crotch area and the lower inside leg.
GERMAN WWII M.43 SIGNALS SECTION SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of unused condition field grey lemon yellow wool piped shoulder boards for fitting to the M.43 tunic.
GERMAN WWII M.43 STEEL GREY COMBAT TROUSERS. A basically good set of M.43 combat trousers, fitted with long belt loops, two angled side pockets with button closure, flapped ticket pocket, buttoned down, complete with its double thickness seat, waistband is at present 50cms but it has been widened with the insertion of a V section and could be reduced back to 42cms. Inside leg 60cms. Various field stitch repairs and one large patch to the left hand knee as the trousers are viewed. Nap thin overall but still excellent for mannequin display purposes, still with its Bavarian film costumiers label and two film costumiers stamps to the waistband. Tapered legs for jack boots or puttees wear, complete with original tie tabs.
GERMAN WWII M.43 TROUSERS. A much altered pair of original German M.43 combat trousers that have been in a Bavarian film costumiers. The waistband appears to have been slightly shortened, it is complete with its four belt loops but they are shorter than standard. Two angled front pockets with button closure, one buttoned watch pocket with flap. Two large patches in the knee area. To the seat the secondary panel of reinforcing has been removed. The waistband is 43cms inside leg 58cms complete with their ties to the base of the tapered legs. Good for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII M.43/44 COMBAT TROUSERS. A good service worn set of the M.43/44 combat trousers constructed from the captured Italian cloth. Good length to the leg, overall service wear, no large repairs or patches added, small stitch repairs in places, complete with twin rear pockets with button down flaps, two side angled pockets with button down flaps also watch fob pocket with its own button down flap. To the waistband two large original wide belt straps present with narrow examples added to the front and sides. The trousers are complete with the rare webbing and leather waist belt.
GERMAN WWII M18 DOUBLE DECAL CUT OUT HELMET. Probably the most difficult helmet variations of the Third Reich era being a double decal army M.18 helmet. As all collectors are aware these helmets were original produced in WWI and then reissued and in some cases twice, once further to the Reichswher and then further again to the Third Reich forces. Many of these helmets have gone through various ordnance depots with repaints and redecals. All of the M18 helmets are always ET64 in size, this example is no different. The paint that it has is probably its third coat, the first being the original WWI period finish then a Reichwher finish and then further refinished in the late 1930’s with decals applied for the Third Reich forces. Apple green hand painted finish, rust flooding through the dome but a good amount of colour remaining. Both decals are good and clear, the national army decal has toned to a gold colour as is quite common with some these silver decals, scratches to the swastika and the right hand wing reveal the silver base below. The national tricolour is crazed in places but virtually complete with some chips to the red section. Fitted with the M.40 liner with an aluminium band and a carbine clip chinstrap. The liner retains 6 of its 8 tongues a two tongue section is missing. Ink stamped ‘64’ to the rear inner skirt with an original owner’s name of ‘Papermeyer’ hand applied. A very rare helmet.
GERMAN WWII M35 DOUBLE DECAL CAMOUFLAGE LUFTWAFFE HELMET A nice subtle camouflage version of the double decal M.35 Luftwaffe combat helmet. This particular paint finish has been observed mostly on Luftwaffe helmets and is an olive green and dark brown red over-spray over the original blue grey finish. This was a very subtle camouflage and the painter has been careful not to over-spray the decal on either side of the helmet. The original finish can be seen coming through the camouflage in areas. The helmet shell itself is a characteristic Q64, with the typical Q shape to the angled front. The Luftwaffe eagle has much deep crazing, this is due to a reaction from the over-spray and the lacquer in the decal. The national colours are beautifully toned and have some surface scratches and areas of damage, however they remain bright and vivid. All three of the liner pins have lost all their paint finish, this is characteristic of the depot re-fitted 1940 type rivets. The interior of the helmet retains much of the original blue grey finish with some areas of corrosion, particularly to the inner crown. The leather liner is rather fragile and a little broken to the rear. The liner band is the typical M.40 zinc type. The helmet has clearly remained uncleaned and untouched since the war’s end and is a fine example of a Luftwaffe camouflage helmet.
GERMAN WWII MACHINE GUNNER’S POUCH. A rare canvas pouch for a machine gunner’s kit still with its leather belt loops and central D ring attached to the canvas by a leather tab. ‘Berlin’ maker marked and dated ‘1938’, unidentified stencilled numbers to the face side.
GERMAN WWII MALE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE WEHRMACHT BADGE. The 22mm circumference lapel pin badge for male civilian employees of the Wehrmacht. Maker marked on the reverse side. Some slight oxidisation to the head of the eagle and the centre body otherwise good bronzed finish remaining. Solid construction, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP WORK PASS, POST WAR. A very scarce section of paper measuring 100mm x 80mm, headed 'MAUTHAUSEN' dated '19th June 1946' printed in English 'Work Service Men are leaving camp necessary work at' (and then filled in by hand. These were issued by the U.S.Forces.
GERMAN WWII MEASURING INSTRUMENT. A measuring instrument known as the universal Koppler (English spelling), made by Dennert & Pape Hamburg. Contained in its original composition case, which is known in the collecting world as Presstoff material with the lettering ‘Universal Koppler’ stencilled to the exterior.
GERMAN WWII MEDIC'S TORNISTER. A used but good condition WWII Medic's tornister in green canvas with original Medic's red cross attached. These sort after Medic versions of the back pack are often found in tan coloured canvas and the green version is a rare find. All leather fittings are good and supple, the maker stamp is dated 1937. A sort after item of German WWII field Gear, widely used by Paratroopers and Infantry troops.
GERMAN WWII MEDICAL HAUPTMANN SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board with its slip-on tab missing for a Medical Hauptmann. Glue to the reverse side where adhered to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII MEDICAL OFFICERS COLLAR PATCHES. A matched pair of officers bullion wire woven laid on green backing cloth for a medical officers tunic.
GERMAN WWII MEDICAL POUCH. An absolutely mint condition 1934 dated Armed Forces medical pouch, still in its original light tan with all white stitching clear. To the upper inner lid is a paper pasted label listing the contents of the pouch. Maker marked and dated ‘1934’. All loops and belt fittings complete.
GERMAN WWII MEIN KAMPF 1927 EDITION. An exceptionally good condition example of a 1925/27 edition of Mein Kampf, over 700 pages, page 3 a picture of Adolf Hitler facsimile signed below. Published by the Central Publishing Office of the NSDAP in Munich, with its partial card cover, the two main front and back covers are all intact, one top cover is half fitted to the board the other lower section is loose within the box. Good gold blocking ‘Mein Kampf’ to front cover.
GERMAN WWII MG15 MAGAZINE POUCH SET. A pair of neck carried webbing and leather magazine pouches for the MG15 magazines, used by many Waffen SS units in the early war period, WA acceptance stamp with large eagle and swastika to the inside of one of the lids, some service wear, complete with its neck carrying strap.
GERMAN WWII MG34 BIPOD, 1941 DATED. A mint unissued condition MG34 bipod, profusely stamped, twice with waffen amt stamps, maker three letter coded ‘DFB’ with clear ‘1941’ date. During the 1980’s many hundreds of MG34’s were imported from Israel with Czech made bipods, this will be an ideal replacement. Held together by tape at the base as can be seen from our image, when removed this does leave a mark and careful work with a thinning product can get rid of this stain.
GERMAN WWII MG34 BIPOD, 1942 DATED. A mint unissued condition MG34 bipod, marked ‘1942 DFB’ with waffen amt stamp. All blueing remaining. During the 1980’s many hundreds of MG34’s were imported from Israel with Czech made bipods, this will be an ideal replacement. Held together by tape at the base as can be seen from our image, when removed this does leave a mark and careful work with a thinning product can get rid of this staining.
GERMAN WWII MG34 BIPOD, UNMARKED. A mint unissued condition MG34 bipod, all blueing remaining, waffen amt stamped to the lower part of the cradle. During the 1980’s many hundreds of MG34’s were imported from Israel with Czech made bipods, this will be an ideal replacement. Held together by tape at the base as can be seen from our image, when removed this does leave a mark and careful work with a thinning product can be rid of this stain.
GERMAN WWII MG34 BIPOD. A mint unissued condition waffen amt stamped and three letter coded bipod for the NG34. During the 1980’s many hundreds of MG34’s were imported from Israel with Czech made bipods, this will be an ideal replacement. Held together by tape at the base as can be seen from our image, when removed this does leave a mark and careful work with a thinning product can be rid of this stain This example is marked ‘DQC’ with twin waffen amt stamps followed by number ‘733’.
GERMAN WWII MG34 or 42 MACHINE GUN SLING. A good condition leather sling for the MG34 or MG42. no markings visible.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 CAMOUFLAGE SPARE BARREL CONTAINER. An excellent condition spare barrel container, complete with its original webbing strap, maker coded ‘HDK’ with waffen amt stamp. Originally produced in the issue grey paint and has been camouflaged with green and brown.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 CARRYING STRAP. The rare double thickness carrying strap for the MG34/42, complete with all its fittings. Service wear evident but all intact and strong. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 MACHINE GUN SIGHT CARRYING BOX. The rare box in the ordnance tan colour for carrying the MG34/42 ZF sight. The inside separation panels are missing however complete with its sprung loaded web tabbed closure catch, which is maker coded and dated ‘42’ and complete with its extremely rare carrying strap, one of the sprung loaded zinc catches is broken and it has been attached to the box D ring via very strong wire. This very example is the one shown in the excellent work by Military Mode Publishing written by Roly Pickering, Ausrustung Volume 2.
GERMAN WWII MG42 BIPOD. A wartime three letter coded DFB bipod for the MG42, which has its weapon fitting system that fits inside the upper dome missing. This can be fully used by removing the weapon fitting system from a post war MG3 or Yugoslav bipod. A rare accessory. Brown tape has been used to close the bipod and removal it does leave a mark, a chemical solution can be used to get rid of these stains.
GERMAN WWII MICHAEL WITTMANN SIGNATURE. The highly desirable and very rare signature of the famous Knights Cross Tank Commander Michael Wittmann. 16 x11cm envelope dated ’16.11.43’ addressed to Michael Wittmann’s father Johann at an address in Inglostadt. To the top of the envelope ‘SS Untersturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann’ with his feldpost number ‘48165’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MINERS MEDAL. A lovely condition medal for the German Miners. All the original finish, beautiful stripe to the eagle and swastika, complete with its gold, black and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWII MIXED GROUP OF ARMY INSIGNIA. Medical Hauptmann slip-on, General Staff Hauptmann oxidised, Infantry Major oxidised, Pioneer Oberleutnant oxidised, Infantry NCO some moth.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER CROSS IN GOLD. An absolutely mint condition Mothers Cross in gold, brilliant bright gilt with the ribbon wrapped in its original tissue paper. Some minor abrasions to the lacquer covering the enamel.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER CROSS IN GOLD. An absolutely mint condition Mothers Cross in gold, brilliant bright gilt with the ribbon wrapped in its original tissue paper. Some minor abrasions to the lacquer covering the enamel.
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS AWARD CEREMONY INVITATION. A nicely printed invitation on handmade paper from the office of the NSDAP in Frankfurt indicating that at 3 o’clock in the afternoon on Sunday 21st May the Fuhrer will be in attendance to award the Mothers Cross, pen signed by an unidentified Ortsgruppenleiter. The card is printed on handmade paper measuring 17.5 x 11.5
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD. A Mothers Cross in gold with female wrapped ribbon. One chip to the central swastika and two minor chips to each side of the lower arm of the Maltese Cross.
GERMAN WWII MOTOR TRANSPORT NCO SLEEVE PATCH. A finely embroidered gothic ‘S’ for Schirrmeister. Mint condition, from the Brian Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOP OFFICERS BERGMUTZE. A rare piece of headdress for the German Army being the mountain troops officers bergmutze. No moth damage to anywhere on the cap, nap thin in places, standard bergmutze short peak, double button front, flat silver wire officers one-piece triangular insignia, which includes the national roundel, silver waffenfarbe to the crown, approximately size 57, complete with a nice quality light cream leather sweatband and green silk lining. An extremely nice example.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOP OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A good set of insignia for the specific piped field service tunic for a mountain troop Oberleutnant. Stitch-in pair of shoulder boards, mountain green backing cloth, all the gilt remaining to the regimental numbers of 98 and the single rank pip to each board with its matching bullion embroidered collar patches with the matching mountain green background to the shoulder boards. Some slight age foxing to one of the collar patches. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOP OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very fine example of a size 57 or 58 double marked ‘EREL’ with its paper tag, mountain troops officers visor cap. The cap is constructed in the most high quality Melton material. One small area of moth tracking to the nap only on the cloth close to the high point of the saddle shaped cap on the crown and another small area just to the right hand wing tip of the national eagle. Dark green centre band, mountain green waffenfarbe to the crown and upper and lower parts of the central dark green band. A complete matching set in colour of national eagle, national cockade, edelweiss badge situated between the eagle and the cockade. Standard bullion cap cords with a central vented Erel cockade. To the interior the light tan leather sweatband all intact, undamaged with minor evidence of wear use to the forehead area. The silver blocked ‘EREL’ name still in good bright silver to the leather, also the Erel trademark ‘Sonderklasse’ good and bright below the undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with its toned Erel stitched paper label. A minor water stain behind the celluloid lozenge. A super example overall.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS FOOD BAG WITH NON COLOURED CORNERS. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with non coloured corners, undated.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS RUCKSACK. A magnificent condition mountain troopers rucksack having the solid frame back with reinforced exterior webbing straps, which are an addition to the standard leather Y strap type support straps. Slight rubbing to the edges of the sack itself but good olive drab colour overall with white stitching prevalent. All leather fittings intact and having the addition of the lower rear bag with its original tie cord. One riveted repair to the right hand shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTED ENLISTED MANS BREECHES. A fabulous pair of the breeches for an enlisted man in a mounted unit. The material has all of its original nap, no moth damage or staining. The seat and the inner thighs are completely lined in typical German grey leather. Two side angled pockets without flaps but buttoned down, watch fob pocket with ring, all of the brace attachment buttons are of the zeltbahn variety, complete with the white/cream cotton lining with a full size compliment and a depot issue stamp of ‘H 40’. The lower thigh section of the breech being button close type. All fly buttons complete. Large waist adjuster at the rear of the breeches.
GERMAN WWII MP40 CANVAS SLING. A rare accessory being the canvas and leather sling for the MP40 submachine gun. This is in virtually mint condition, it has been used post war by the Finnish forces, marked in ink ‘SA’ within a block. A very light surface rusting the metal buckle and to the webbing around the closure rivets however very strong, usable and displayable. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH WITH ORIGINAL MAGAZINES & LOADING TOOL. A superb time warp piece of field equipment for the German Army being the very light tan web MP38/40 pouch, this is the side of the pair that has the extra pouch for the loading tool, this has been recently found in Austria laying in an outdoor building situation. The pouch itself is in excellent condition, no damage to the main body of the web, the tip of the leather tab that closes the loading tool pouch is broken away. Included in the pouch set are three totally original MP40 magazines all matching marked ‘KUR 44’ and waffen amt stamped, the loading tool is marked ‘GHN 40 plus waffen amt stamp, some rust as per our web images to the three magazines and the loading tool, it can clearly be seen where the rust has flooded onto the interior of the webbing pouch, the pouch is heavily stamped as all these pouches are with the marking ‘MP38 U.40’ on the rear of one of the belt loops and also a factor which we have never noticed before is that the leather closing tabs of the three individual pouches also have markings of various forms, two of the tabs are stamped number ‘59’ and the third and last tab has the maker’s coding plus a rubber waffen amt stamp, plus ‘59’. An interesting factor with this coloured pouch is that quite often on the market in the last 30 years mint condition examples of these pouches in pairs have been discovered and they have been discounted by collectors with little experience that they are reproduction, the condition and situation of this pouch can therefore put this previous theory to rest. In the grooves between every single individual section of the three pouches much barn residue can be seen when the magazines are lifed apart. A super item.
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH. A single three compartment light canvas pouch for the MP40 submachine gun magazines. Profusely marked on the belt loops to the reverse side ‘MP38 u.40 CLG 43’ with a large waffen amp stamp. This is an unused example.
GERMAN WWII MP44 SINGLE AMMUNITION POUCH. An extremely rare ammunition pouch for the MP44 Assualt Rifle. Constructed in light tan and web canvas, this pouch shows all the eliment of original construction as seen in the fabulous book 'Aurustung'. The flaps of each magazine pocket are supported by black presstoff side, the stitching overall on the pouch is fine quality and the loop to the reverse for clipping to the y straps is of the early larger style, often seen on early examples. There is a MP44 stamping to the leather belt supporting loop which we feel might be a ligitimate 'military' post war addition.
GERMAN WWII MUNICH AIRFIELD PASS BADGE. A large format circular solid struck badge numbered ‘1698’, the wearer would be allowed onto the airfield at Munich. Lettering reads ‘L.HPT.M.HF.’
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE DECORATION 2nd CLASS. Unfortunately all the silver has turned to a copper colour, one minor chip to the enamel of the swastika, complete with its blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN GOLD. A toned example of the National Faithful Service Medal in gold. Minor chips to the central enamel swastika, complete with its blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN GOLD. A good example all gold wash remaining, undamaged enamel to the centre of the swastika, small section of watered blue silk ribbon with unusually the medal ribbon bar motif of the National Faithful Service attached to the ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN SILVER. Undamaged enamel to the black central swastika, good silver frosting remaining to the award with its original ribbon and pin back uniform or civil dress mounting system.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN SILVER. A very nice condition National Faithful Service Medal. Good frosting to the frame, good matt finish to the lower field, enamel slight scuffed, with its blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FORESTRY SERVICE CAR PENNANT. The car pennant in its original Perspex frame measuring 33cm x 20cm, beautifully embroidered German Forestry Association insignia on both sides of a green heavy duty weave cloth, totally protected by Perspex frame, which has its vehicle mounting rod present.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL SPORTS ASSOCIATION VEST BADGE WITH UNUSUAL MAKER. A Bevo woven style gold on black Sports Association vest badge but with the unusual maker of ‘Erha Barmen’ followed by ‘Ges Gesch’. Folded at the rear and stitch holes remain where removed from a vest.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL SPORTS BADGE DRL. The scarce Bevo woven gold version of the DRL badge, gold on black, cut from roll, never issued.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL YOUTH SPORTS BADGE IN BEVO. The 1937 version of the National Youth Sports Badge with the beautifully woven initials ‘RJA’ to the centre with swastika below.
GERMAN WWII NATZWEILER-STRUTHOF CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTITY DISC. A zinc one-piece oval disc, which is of the splitable type, marked ‘WAFFEN-SS KDTR. STH.K.L.STU.’ Minor pitting and lettering indistinct but clear to read.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL DAGGER HANGERS. A nice matched set of naval dagger hangers, the lion’s head buckles match identically, complete with its gilded short chain. All of the velvet backing excellent. Attachment clips working correctly.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL DECK CAP EAGLE. The pin back eagle for the naval blue or white deck cap. Good detail, complete with its lapel type fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL ENLISTED RANKS DECK CAP EAGLE. The stamped gilded metal wide spread winged eagle with single pin fixing for the naval deck cap.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL INFANTRY COMBAT CITATION PAIR. A very rare pair of citations, both have been folded, repaired on the back and stained, to Obergefreiten Adolf Dotzauer. Iron Cross 2nd class dated 28th September 1944 with indelible pencil Kontra Admiral signature, Kriegsmarine unit rubber ink stamp. The Infantry Assault Badge in identical condition whilst serving with Marine Artillery Abteilung 681 awarded in the field 9th November 1944 with ink signature of Marine Artillery Kapitan Hillanbrant. Accompanying the two citations is a very small pass photograph of Dotzauer in naval uniform wearing his deck cap.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A very finely embroidered cellion gold wreath with metal wire central cockade on its padded blue background. Some residue of glue on the reverse side where applied to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. An excellent condition cap eagle and national cockade for the naval officers visor cap. Both are unused. The eagle is in celion construction. The national cockade in heavy wire, both unused.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD WITH KIEL MEMORIAL TO THE BLADE. The scarcest of all the sword patterns of the Third Reich navy is the Kiel Memorial bladed version, this example having the most magnificent etched blade, which shows submarines, battleships to both sides of the blade. Maker marked by WKC. To the very base of one side of the blade is the Third Reich down swept winged eagle with swastika below superimposed over a naval anchor. The felt washer is still intact. Good finish to the lion’s head hilt with both clamshells being of the folded variety. The celluloid grip has one very faint minor crack close to the base of the grip. All of the grip wire is present with some loose strands. The lion’s head hilt has the green and red port and starboard jewelled eyes. All fitted into its correct leather and gilt mounted scabbard. All of the fittings to the scabbard mounts match the hilt exactly. The scabbard is generally very good with a few minor abrasions to the skin of the leather.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. In the series of naval officers edge weapons being both swords and daggers the ordnance issued officers sword is the most difficult to obtain and we rate this model of sword very highly. This example has seen service use, the full length piped backed blade, which is marked with the Marine eagle and swastika just below the cross guard, the blade is by E.F.Horster of Solingen and is in good bright condition, standard configuration of lion’s head without jewelled eyes, the folding langet being adorned with the fouled anchor. The langet on the reverse side is marked with the Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. It is fitted into its original leather and brass fitted scabbard, the lower scabbard mount is also marked with the Marine eagle and swastika on the very lower part of the drag, there is one crease to the leather 2/3rds of the length down the lower portion. All of the original fittings match exactly with all their original rivets holding the fittings to the leather. The officers name of ‘H.Kittler’ is hand engraved to the reverse side of the upper scabbard mount, which also has the matching Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. Many Weimar swords identical to this are offered on the collectors market as being from the Third Reich period, this is totally incorrect, this is an undoubtedly Third Reich period used officers sword and it is completed by its long leather hanging straps.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL PITH HELMET INSIGNIA. The large outspread winged eagle to fit to the naval tropical helmet in white. Good gilt with the exception of the tips of both wings have oxidised. Complete with its fitting pin.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL PITH HELMET INSIGNIA. The large outspread winged eagle to fit to the naval tropical helmet in white canvas over cork. Generally good gilt with the tips of both wings slightly oxidised and slight dullness to the breast of the eagle. Complete with its single fixing pin, maker marked ‘KWN’ to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NAVY KURLAND & NAVY COMBAT CLASP PAPER GROUPING. A very rare grouping of five documents plus identity disc of Naval Matrosen Wilhelm Isleib. Field made A5 size citation for the armband Kurland dated ‘4th May 1945’ pen signed by Fregattenkapitan. Field made citation for the Marine Front Combat Clasp in bronze dated ‘8th May 1945’ by the same Fregattenkapitan as the Kurland cuff title. The ink stamp on both of these citations missing the swastika, both have been folded once, non punch holed. Standard pre printed Iron Cross 2nd Class citation A5 size dated ‘2nd July 1944’ with the ink signature of ‘Kontraadmiral Breuning’ folded once non punch holed. A5 size pre printed citation for the Minesweeper Badge dated ‘30th December 1941, signed by ‘Kontraadmiral Gunther Guse’ folded once, slightly ragged edges. Field printed small rectangular citation for the award of Kriegsmarine Marksmanship lanyard dated ‘6th November 1940’. Accompanying the five pieces of paper is the original naval style identity disc of the recipient. An extremely rare grouping. As is known the Kriegsmarine Combat Clasp was never issued as an official piece but was constructed locally from whatever materials were available.
GERMAN WWII NCO SCHOOL M.36 TUNIC. A standard configuration M.36 enlisted mans tunic in a large size having a large officers collar fitted and ironed down into shape to wear in the open collar style, although the provision for close collar still exists. Good nap to the cloth overall, some light moth adjacent to the lower right hand bellows pocket as the tunic is viewed and slight moth repair to the base of the upper right hand pocket, slight moth damage to the upper right shoulder otherwise generally good. Complete with its commonly encountered heavy cotton twill grey lining. Fully size stamped with a depot issue stamp of ‘H’ with the date obscured by the stitching for one of the closure buttons. The tunic is fitted with a rare set of shoulder boards being dark green centred with very finely embroidered US indicating ( ‘UNTEROFFIZIERS SCHOOL’ )with the name of the school in a gothic F below, which stands for school Frenkenstein which is close to Darmstadt. The breast eagle is a wool embroidered grey on green example. The collar patches are the universal green on grey laid onto a section of dark green cloth then applied to the collar. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NEBELWERFER SHOULDER BOARDS. From the Ex Brian L. Davies collection a set of the wine piped shoulder boards for an NCO, slip-on. Two moth nips to one board, the other perfect with semi subdued army litzen. The piping is in woven silk.
GERMAN WWII NEW REICH CHANCELLERY BOOK. A signed and dedicated new Reich Chancellery book from the Captain of the Tirpitz. A good example of the rare book entitled ‘Die Neue Reichskanzlei. This superb work published by the Central Publishing Office of the NSDAP in Munich on the history of the construction and design of the new Reich Chancellery. 130 pages long, including hundreds of photographs in both black and white and colour of the internal rooms of the new Reich Chancellery. This historic work invaluable for the researcher collector. At the end of he book the pullout plans for the Reich Chancellery by Albert Speer. Huge in-depth detail of the interior fitments and furniture plus architecture of the new Reich Chancellery. On the opening page a four line inscription ‘Christmas 1942’ to a Stabs Ober Bootsmann Heinrich Besier, signed by the Commandant of the Tirpitz onboard.
GERMAN WWII NON PORTABLE AWARD LUFTWAFFE SUDOST. One of the most difficult non portable awards for the Luftwaffe to obtain is the plaquette for the Luftwaffe Waffen Kommandos Sudost, this example in its original fitted case, the exterior of the case is in good order with one slight chip to the upper right hand corner, complete with its closing catch. The shield shaped plaquette which measures 14.5 x 12 cm, originally in a coppered finish with only faint remains around the exterior edges, this is a very deep good strike showing the map of Greece and The Balkans with all of the islands with an ink pen signature of an unidentified General Der Flieger. Slight split to the flock base of the award. To the upper inner Luftwaffe grey silk is a gold Luftwaffe eagle and the rarest thing is its original presentation citation, this is placed behind the inner lid silk, which has a small tab to pull down to reveal the citation. This is a very attractive printed citation awarded to Oberleutnant George Nied awarded 9th November 1944.
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY M.40 CAMOUFLAGED HELMET. A super M.40 camouflage helmet stamped ‘EF64’ to the interior of the shell. Initially the helmet was a single decal M.40 helmet, some form of chemical reaction has caused the base decal to become flaky removing the majority of it from the original factory finish paint and has disappeared from the helmet taking the original camouflage over paint with it, the remains of the camouflage paint over the decal and the decal itself can be clearly seen in the shield area. In all our years of handling German combat helmets we have never seen this effect. The majority of the Normandy camouflage finish all remaining, some paint losses to the dome of the rear liner retaining rivet head and other various abrasions as can be seen from our web images. The helmet is with its original chinstrap and original liner, the liner has good storage light tan colour to it with its original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE M.35 COMBAT HELMET. A very good SE66 stamped shell, the exterior retains much of its camouflage green and dunkel gelb camouflage paint finish. Chipping overall which can be seen on our web images, one chip in the area of where an army decal would have been and traces of silver below this chip indicates that this was an army combat helmet. Unusually the liner retaining rivet heads do retain some of their original paint finish. To the interior the inner skirt has received a coat of dunkel gelb. The liner, which is very dry and dusty from barn storage is generally intact with the tips of some tongues missing. The complete short section of the chinstrap is complete and half of the original long section. A lovely time warp Normandy pattern camouflage army combat helmet.
GERMAN WWII NORTH CAUCASIAN LEGION IDENTITY CARD. A very rare document being printed in the Russian/German duel language, issued to a North Caucasian/Russian volunteer in the German forces. There is a loose photograph to the interior of the document showing two obvious looking North Caucasians, one maybe the recipient of the document, both holding the K98 rifle and the document shows the issue of a Polish Radom pistol, which one of the soldiers seems to be wearing in a holster on his service belt. The front cover has been crudely punch-holed for filing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD. A good example of the thin construction NSDAP 10 year Long Service award with its original ribbon plus the NSDAP 10 year Service award motif for fitting to the medal ribbon bar attached.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Good original bronze colour to the medal, some light lifting of the bronze finish in places with a short section of original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD. A good example of the slightly thicker constructed manufacturer of this award. Excellent translucent blue enamels, slight toning to the remainder of the silvering with a rather narrower section of the correct blue and silver ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE AWARD. A beautiful example of the slightly thicker constructed example. Excellent translucent undamaged blue enamels to both sides of the award, good silvering, slight toning to the wreath and central eagle, complete with its original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. This is the heavy thick construction example, absolutely superb frosted silver with nice translucent blue enamels on its original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Medal is of the thin version it would appear to have lost all its bronze finish, with its original ribbon and the small motif for the medal ribbon bar for the identical medal attached to the ribbon. Maker marked ‘L71’ to the ring.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A highly attractive and beautiful condition NSDAP 15 year Long Service award, this is the example that is of a slightly thinner construction than the normally heavy model that is encountered. Undamaged enamel, good silvering to the remainder of the award, complete with its silver and blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ABSCHNITTSLEITER COLLAR PATCH. A very nice unissued condition Abschnittsleiter of an Ortsgruppe collar patch, brown velvet centre with gilded national eagle and swastika and oak leaf with blue Ortsgruppe surrounding piping with the remains of its RZM ticket on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ABSCHNITTSLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A very nice matched set of NSDAP Abschnittsleiter collar patches, brown based velvet with all gilded fittings, blue piping for Ortsgruppe. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ABSCHNITTSLEITER SINGLE COLLAR PATCH. A single right hand collar patch for an NSDAP Abschnittsleiter, Ortsgruppe level blue piped. Gilt missing from the eagle, gilt complete to the oak leaf and acorns, complete with its original RZM ticket on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ANWARTER COLLAR PATCHES. A nice matched pair of blue Ortsgruppe piped political leader Anwarter collar patches. Slightly subdued gilt to the eagles, good brown velvet base.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP BELT BUCKLE, MARKED RZM M4/116. A nice condition Political Leaders belt buckle with its fixed keeper only. Generally good gilt, minor rubbing to the high points of the wing. Marked on the reverse side ‘RZM M4/116’.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP COMMAND LEADER REICHS LEVEL COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely rare set of beautifully hand embroidered four leaf red based yellow Reichs piped collar patches for an NSDAP Befehlsleiter (Command Leader at Reichs level). The embroidery of the eagle, swastika and four oak leaves with acorns below is of the highest quality hand embroidery, all embroidered onto red base cloth with yellow piping. The embroidery is a mixture of gold silver wire and celion. One of the collar patches has its original paper RZM ticket applied. There is no moth damage and they are totally unused.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP EINSATZLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A very nice set of the 1939-45 ranking system for the NSDAP insignia. Good bright gilt to the eagles and the political buttons, blue piped for Ortsgruppe.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. An excellent set of Gemeinschaftsleiter collar patches for Ortsgruppe level. 1939-45 set of insignia, blue piped, one patch with its original paper RZM ticket fitted.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP HAUPT-EINSATZLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A beautiful set of the 1939/45 collar patches for an NSDAP Haupt-Einsatzleiter ( Head Detachment Leader). Good gilt to all of the buttons and the eagles, blue piping for Orts Level.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP HAUPT-GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A nice matched set of 1939-45 ranking system for the NSDAP. Brown velvet base, blue piped for Ortsgruppe. Good gilt to all of the buttons and the eagles.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP HAUPT-GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A good set of the 1939-45 pattern Ortsgruppe blue piped Hauptgemeinschaftsleiter collar patches. Some light staining to the tress on the right hand collar patch and subdued gilt to the right hand collar patch political buttons.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP LAPEL BLACK AND WHITE SWASTIKA. An unusual 14mm diameter white enamel field with black swastika, gold edges, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP LEADERS BELT BUCKLE WITH BOTH KEEPERS. The belt buckle having both of its keepers, good gilt overall with slight rubbing to the gilt on the breast of the eagle and the high points of the wings. The buckle is marked ‘RZM M4/72’ on the reverse side. The loose keeper is RZM marked identically.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP LEADERS UNIFORM. more images.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP MEMBERSHIP BADGE WITH SLIGHT DAMAGE. A standard 22mm circumference party badge with slight damage to the enamels as can be seen in our web images. In raised relief on the reverse side ‘RZM M1/172’. Complete with its tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP NON ENAMEL PARTY BADGE. A non enamelled version of the party badge, two minor chips to the paint, complete with lapel fixing. Marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘M1/120’.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP OBER-GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER COLLAR PATCHES. A nice 1939-45 pattern set of insignia for an NSDAP Obergemeinschaftsleiter. Blue piped for Ortsgruppe, brown velvet base, complete with a paper RZM ticket on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ORTSGRUPPE POLITICAL LEADERS ARMBAND. District Leader Kriesleiter’s armband, 20mm thickness, golden oak leaves to the centre of the band with gold trimmed edges, blue waffenfarbe. Central swastika with political eagle and swastika adorn button. Some thinness to the nap of the cloth, 2 minor moth nips. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ORTSGRUPPELEITER’S ARMBAND. The highest level armband at Orts level, fine quality red wool armband with some moth nips and thinness of nap in places. Good bright central 20mm wide oak leaf lace with a double row of 2mm lace. Blue piped, NSDAP button to the central woven swastika with a swastika to the centre of the button also. Some other minor staining. Known as the Golden Pheasants from their golden uniforms by the general populous, virtually everything they had on their uniforms regarding insignia was elaborate.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP ORTSGRUPPELEITER’S ARMBAND. A very nice condition and beautiful quality blue piped for Ortsgruppe, all of the gilded Bevo weave bright, complete with its political button to the centre of the swastika. Sewn together at the reverse side indicating this has been removed from a political tunic.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP PARTY BADGE LAPEL PIN FIXING. A mint unissued example of the National Socialist Arbeit Party Membership badge in good bright white, black, red and silver enamels with its unusual lapel pin fixing on the reverse side. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/14’.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP PARTY BADGE. A very nice condition 22mm circumference Party Badge, one small chip to the white enamel close to one of the arms of the swastika others good and bright. ‘RZM M1/172 mark to the reverse side with its complete tinny type fixing system.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP PARTY BADGE. A nice condition 22mm circumference NSDAP membership badge. Good undamaged enamels, complete with its original tinny type fixing pin. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/148’ to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP POLITICAL LEADERS GORGET. The large heart shaped gorget worn by political standard-bearers. Slightly subdued finish by being exposed to a nicotine atmosphere. Complete with its original chain, both chain retaining hooks RZM marked, the chain is full length with both of its end link matching RZM marked. All of the original green baize backing intact. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NSDAP WATER BOTTLE AND BREAD BAG SET. A rare set, which comprises the SA/NSDAP coloured bread bag, largely stamped to the interior flap 'N.S.D.A.P. GAU SCHWABIAN' with further rather faint political circular rubber stamp with the numbers '251'. The bag is generally in good condition with some light overall staining but complete with its original aluminium buttons and leather tabs. Attached to the bag is the matching political water bottle, felt covered in a colour very close to the bread bag with its black leather cradle, RZM marked to the neck of the bottle. A rare set to enhance a political display.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP WESTMARCK MEMBERSHIP BADGE. The 20mm diameter membership badge in black, white and red enamels for Westmarck (Lothr) DVG’. Some damage to the enamel. Maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NSFK BALLOON PILOT’S BADGE IN BULLION WIRE. A rare very finely hand embroidered in silver wire Balloon Pilot’s Badge for the NSFK. Some minor oxidisation to the wreath and the tip of the balloon, also the basket. On the reverse side canvas backing which has the remains of paper where it has been glued to a collectors display card.
GERMAN WWII NSFK DEUTSCHLANDFLUG 1938 AWARD. The bronze example numbered ‘6084’ for the Around Germany Flying Race in 1938, in its original fitted case. One slight edge knock, oval shaped in its original veltvet silk lined case with the gilt blocked lettering to the upper inner lid ‘National Sozialstisches Fliegerkorps Der Korpsfuhrer’. Normally there is an award certificate placed in between the removable lid and the inner lid of the box, this award certificate, which is named is missing.
GERMAN WWII NSFK FLYER’S KNIFE. A good example of the dagger known as the NSFK flyer’s knife. Excellent blade by R & A Helbig of Steinbach with much of original cross grain finish remaining, slight marks to either side where the blade has rubbed against the scabbard inner brass blade retaining bands. ‘NSFK’ stamp to the throat of the knife. Blue leather good to both the grip and the scabbard with slight loss to the right hand edge as the dagger is viewed. Good plating remaining to the top pommel, cross guard, the upper and lower scabbard mounts. Totally undamaged enamel to the swastikas on both sides of the central cross guard. Very minor indentations to the ball of the lower scabbard mount. All the original four screws are intact without the heads turned and the dagger is complete with its brown leather hanging strap and its sprung loaded belt retaining clip.
GERMAN WWII NSFK MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A very nice quality 20mm circumference NSFK membership marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side, complete with its civilian dress twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII NSFK MEMBERSHIP PIN. A very fine quality 20mm circumference NSFK membership badge for the lapel. Very fine detail, good silvering. Maker marked, also ‘Ges Gesch’ marked on the reverse side. Complete with its long twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSFK MEMBERSHIP PIN. ALUMINIUM. A very fine quality 20mm circumference NSFK membership badge, very fine detail, good silver remaining. Marked ‘Ges Gesh’ plus maker marked on the reverse side. Complete with its short example of the twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSFK OBERGRUPPENFUHRER COLLAR PATCH. A very rare collar patch for a high ranking officer of the NSFK being a very finely silver bullion hand embroidered three oak leaf Obergruppenfuhrer’s collar patch. Beautiful embroidery with one rank pip attached on Luftwaffe colour NSFK uniform cloth with inner yellow edging and outer silver cording.
GERMAN WWII NSKK ARM EAGLE. Very nice machine woven silver on the classic NSKK olive brown coloured backing cloth. This example came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII NSKK CAR PENNANT. Excellent pennant measuring 32cm x 17cm, red field, leather edged, a very finely machine embroidered circular NSKK insignia to both sides of the pennant, some age toning, complete with its suspension rope.
GERMAN WWII NSKK GORGET. The large heart shaped gorget worn by NSKK operatives in the field, all of these are individually numbered. This example is numbered ‘16030’ on retaining pin for one of the number ‘0’ is missing and the number is loose. All of the finely detailed NSKK eagle picked out in white metal against the black background. The uniform retaining hook on the reverse side plus the green baize backing cloth is missing.
GERMAN WWII NSKK IDENTITY DISC. A scarce zinc two-piece splittable identity disc, slight corrosion on the reverse side, to a member of NSKK MOT.GR.L AUSLAND (NSKK Motorische Gruppe Luftwaffe Ausland). It is rare for a non German serving in NSKK mechanised unit attached to the Luftwaffe.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MOTORSTURM FLAG. A very attractive and beautifully constructed NSKK Motorsturm flag measuring 112cm x 55cm, constructed from basic red flag cloth, the full circumference of the triangle is trimmed in silver tress, the central swastika being constructed in black cloth, stitched to a white field with a black circumference and then laid to the red flag cloth. To the lower section of the flag is a most beautiful silver hand embroidered NSKK insignia being M29 eagle laid onto a wheel, all laid on black with silver trimming, this alone measures 12cm x 10cm, to the upper section is another lozenge measuring 15cm x 12cm being again superbly hand embroidered in chain stitch the Sturm number of ‘25’ over ‘M89’ with silver bullion edging. The flag still retains all five of its suspension sprung loaded nickel clips. Many images of these flags can be seen in the excellent work NSKK NSFK Uniform Organisation and History by John R. Angolia and David Littlejohn on pages 187, 188, 189, 190. At present very nicely presented in a black edged glazed frame, collection is advised, this would not surviving shipping.
GERMAN WWII NSKK OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. The triangular form very attractive beautifully Bevo woven NSKK eagle on royal blue background, as cut from a roll, the navy blue indicating either Motorstandarte Gruppe Hessen or Motorbrigade Hansa’.
GERMAN WWII NSKK SHOULDER BOARD. Single shoulder board for an NSKK man up to NSKK Obertruppfuhrer with black piping, which indicate either Motor Brigade, Berlin or Motor Brigade Niederrhein.
GERMAN WWII NSKK SLEEVE DIAMOND. A rather shredded Bevo woven sleeve diamond for the NSKK uniform. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII NSKK SLEEVE DIAMOND. The lozenge shaped arm diamond, the first type with metallic silvered political eagle on a spoked wheel fitted to the centre of the lozenge.
GERMAN WWII NSKK VERKEHRS-AUFSICHT ARMBAND. Traffic Control armband worn by members of the NSKK for controlling traffic. Black printed lettering on a salmon linen background.
GERMAN WWII NSKOV ARMBAND. The NSKOV armband worn between 1938 and 45 by war veterans. Black wool base material with the 1938-45 shield insignia woven in Bevo weave.
GERMAN WWII NSKOV BREAST EAGLE. A very nice stamped aluminium breast eagle measuring 9.5cm in width with black enamel Iron Cross, which has had one abrasion. Complete with its pin hook and hinge to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NSKOV CAP EAGLE. A high quality deeply stamped double pronged fixing cap eagle for the NSKOV, wingspan measuring 6cm.
GERMAN WWII NSKOV STANDARD-BEARER’S GORGET WITHOUT CHAIN. A nice condition heart shaped gorget, complete with its slightly nicotine stained NSKOV central insignia, complete with all of its chain and uniform retaining hooks to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII OBER-GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER SINGLE COLLAR PATCH. A single right hand collar patch for an NSDAP Ortsgruppe Obergemeinschaftsleiter. Gilt missing from the political buttons, all gilt remaining to the large eagle, brown velvet based.
GERMAN WWII OBERST KARL GOBEL SIGNATURE. Pen signature of Knights Cross and Oak Leaves winner postcard size of Oberst Karl Gobel. The page torn from a Hitler Youth boy’s autograph book.
GERMAN WWII OBERSTLEUTNANT WILKE SIGNATURE. Cut from a page of a Hitler Youth boy’s autograph book, newspaper photograph of Luftwaffe Oberstleutnant Wilke with his pen signature to a section of paper. Knights Cross Winner 24.5.1940 Condition:
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS BOOTS. A good set of officers boots, heels have been re-heeled with rubber, still with original steel toe cleats. Both boots have their canvas pullers.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS CAP CORD. A silver wire cap cord for an officers visor cap measuring 27cm from the two closest points on the strap.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS CROSS STRAP. A rather wider than normally encountered brown leather cross strap with its adjuster buckle. One fixing clips to each end, both marked ‘L & F’. To one end are attached two matching brown leather belt loops.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS M.43/44 STYLE TROUSERS. Generally known as the Kiel hose, these officers quality trousers in slate grey, excellent condition. Tapes to the base of each leg for placing underneath the foot. Two angled pockets with flaps, one watch fob pocket. Narrow waist band. No moth damage or staining.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS MARCHING BOOTS. A good set of officers marching boots, complete with leather canvas pulls. All leather good. The joint between the sole and the upper slightly thin, completely with much of its original marching nails and toe and heel cleats. 31.5cm length heel to toe.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES ARMBAND. A nicely constructed all heavy blue felt armband with the stitched overlay shield shaped Bevo woven insignia of the Kiel lighthouse being the insignia of the Old Comrades Association.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES ARMBAND. An unusual armband being the three colours of the German national flag, black, red and white with a very nice thick silver bullion swastika embroidered to the centre. This could either be an early NSDAP armband or a veterans armband. Some strands slight loose from the central swastika. Good colour to the backing overall.
GERMAN WWII OLD CONRADES ASSOCIATION BREAST EAGLE. A very fine quality stamped aluminium breast eagle with enamelled Iron Cross to the centre of the crossed swords, complete with its original pin, hook and catch. Marked ‘Ges Gesch No.2’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII OPFERRING ELSASS PARTY BADGE. The non enamelled non painted all grey 22 diameter badge Opferring Elsass, maker marked on the reverse side in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII OPFERRING MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Very nicely constructed 20mm diameter red, white, black enamel badge, all in raised relief on the reverse side ‘Gauleitung MCKLBG’ (from Mecklenburg Lubek) ‘NSDAP Ges Gesch’ with its tinny type pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII ORDENSBURGEN CUFF TITLE. The rare cuff title in silver Bevo weave on light olive for the Political Training School of Ordensburg, complete with its original blue printed NSDAP issue ticket.
GERMAN WWII ORDER OF THE AZAD HIND 1ST CLASS. This award was instituted by the Central Committee for Free India, the German controlled movement in India responsible for volunteers to fight on the side of Germany. They were all produced by the Company Rudolf Souval of Vienna. This example is the 1st class with swords in superb condition, totally undamaged enamels, all gilt remaining to the swords, complete with its section of neck ribbon with a hook and eye connector at the rear indicating that this may have been a worn example.
GERMAN WWII ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE 1ST CLASS CROSS WITH BREAST STAR. A fabulous condition Eagle Order 1st class without swords with its matching breast star. The white enamel to both awards is absolutely fault free, excellent gilt to the eagles on both awards and the enamel surrounding the central swastikas. Both medal and star marked ‘900’, the medal ring for the 1st class neck order also marked ‘21’, which coincides with the maker ‘J.Godet & Son’ one of the most premier German medallists of the 1920’s/30’s. Complete with its original full length neck ribbon with neck ties, the silk to the upper inner lid is titled ‘ORDEN VOM DEUTSCHE ADLER VERDIENST KREUX MIT STERN’, the outer box also excellent condition, good gilt to the Reich eagle with good gilded surrounding line, some minor indentations to the leather otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII ORDNANCE TAN AMMUNITION CAN. A three letter coded ‘43’ dated steel ammunition can with the majority of the leather to the carrying handle still intact with faint traces of its original ordnance tan paint remaining.
GERMAN WWII ORDNUNGSPOLIZEI BOOK. The very rare book of the German Ordnungspolizei of which we have only had three copies in over 30 years. This is a classic example of German printing of the 1930's and 40's, measuring 10 inches x 13 inches. The outer bound canvas cover is in police green with the large Third Reich Police insignia silver embossed with the central black swastika to the front cover. The binding is unusual for a book of such quality. The colour and printed plates are placed within the cover, punch holed and then held together with cord. There then follows thirteen coloured prints showing 13 different aspects of uniforms of the German Ordnungspolizei, beginning with the carrying of the Police standard and ending with two police officers standing together. The quality of the artistry and depth of colour is absolutely magnificent. All of the hand drawn images were produced by Knotel, Herbert Knotel has signed all his work 'Knotel D.J' was a well known military artist from 1893 to 1963. Between the colour plates there are extra plates with text describing the uniforms and the arms of service that they represented. At the end of the book there is a four page section on the construction of the Ordnungspolizei system within Germany. A most magnificent book for the police collector.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT COLLAR PATCHES. Collar patches for an OT-Truppenfuhrer, finely machine embroidered ‘OT’ with one rank star below.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT COLLAR PATCHES. A set of Organisation Todt collar patches with beautifully red embroidered ‘OT’ with two rank pips below each patch.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISTION TODT CUFF BAND. A very finely woven black on grey cuff band with crude rough lower edge. Some minor rust stains. Never issued.
GERMAN WWII ORTSGRUPPE POLITICAL LEADERS VISOR CAP. A private purchase political leaders cap for a member of an Ortsgruppe. The upper part of the cap is constructed in the standard ribbed political light brown, standard brown velvet centre band, blue piping to the upper and lower sections of the velvet band also the area around the crown. Fitted with gold cap cords, gilded political eagle, central political cockade with the gilt to the wreath slightly toned. The cap is fitted with a very nice crushable leather peak. There is no moth damage anywhere on the cap. To the interior it is satin lined with its complete celluloid lozenge, the satin has shredded at the upper inner section of the cap. Light tan leather sweatband all intact but very frail and torn in the forehead area.
GERMAN WWII P.38 AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER. A good service worn pigskin pebbled leather soft shell holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol. Evidence of service wear with slight wear to the pebbled grain but good strong stitching with leather supple and both belt loops strongly affixed to the main body.
GERMAN WWII P.38 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. Police type lid closure. Good strong body. Both totally original belt loops fitted to the reverse side. Very faint traces of the eagle and swastika police markings.
GERMAN WWII P.38 HOLSTER. A basically good and strong hard shell P38 pistol holster, which unfortunately has the spare magazine pouch replaced, complete with both its original belt loops, clearly marked ‘P38’, maker marked and dated ‘44’ with police style waffen amt stamp covering the last two digits of the date. Priced according to the replaced magazine pouch.
GERMAN WWII P.38 HOLSTER. Excellent condition leather holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol with good white stitching visible. Twin belt loops to the reverse side. Profusely stamped ‘DKK44’ with visible waffen amt stamp. The leather is excellent and supple with just a little bruising to the front and evidence of where a magazine was fitted and has moulded itself into the shape of the closure flap.
GERMAN WWII P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A totally unmarked all black leather P.38 soft shell holster. Good condition stitching, both loops originally stitched to the reverse of the holster. Slight distortion to the leather but generally in excellent condition. Condition:
GERMAN WWII P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A nice condition P38 semi automatic pistol holster all in leather marked ‘DK44’ with waffen amt stamp to the reverse side. All stitching good, clear and white. Very supple leather.
GERMAN WWII P38 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. A good condition hard shell holster for the P38 semi automatic pistol. Very faint traces of Third Reich issue markings. Complete with both belt loops, which are totally original to the holster. This is the police type lid closure.
GERMAN WWII P38 HOLSTER. A very nice armed forces issue holster of black pebbled leather having contrasting off white stitching throughout. The configuration is the breakaway front flapped type. The item is stored and lightly used and was a typical item taken back to the US where it has recently been purchased. The off white pink interior would suggest no weapon has ever been fitted within.
GERMAN WWII P38 SHOULDER HOLSTER. A lovely example of the scarce shoulder holster for the P38 semi automatic pistol, this example being in brown that would normally be associated with being worn by a Luftwaffe aviator. The leather is excellent with just minor abrasions, complete with both of its riveted shoulder straps and nickel fixing clips, its pistol holding closing strap all in place and clearly marked ‘G.J.Ensink & Co, Ohrdruf’, To the exterior of the holster there is the outline of a police cap badge where we presume it was fitted by a returning GI. A rare holster and ideal for fitting to a Luftwaffe mannequin.
GERMAN WWII PANZER 25 ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER . A good condition 25 Panzer assault badge in Silver by Junker of Berlin, this is the early semi hollow example with the cut outs between the wings and the main body of the eagle which has some dulling of the finish through age, to the reverse the original needle pin and catch are all intact.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE TO OSWALD MANGOLD. A punch-holed for filing, once folded and age foxed citation, A5 size to SS Sturmmann Oswald Mangold of 2./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt.18 (Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion 18) dated ‘24th December 1944’ probably for the bitter fighting around Altsohl south east of Budapest. Unit issue rubber stamp, ink signature of SS Oberfuhrer Wilhelm Trabandt awarded Knights Cross 6th January 1944.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A good example of a solid construction Panzer Assault Badge in bronze with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing measuring 12 x 15mm.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. The single stamped hollow version, non maker marked. All finish remaining with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII PANZER BREAST EAGLE. A highly unusual Panzer breast eagle in a slightly heavier Bevo-like weave on black Bevo backing laid onto a rectangle of lightweight canvas cloth, which itself is stitched to a black uniform material. Small repair to the lower right hand field of the backing cloth. This has obviously been removed from some form of Panzer uniform.
GERMAN WWII PANZER CITATION GROUPING. A group of 7 documents to Panzer Abteilung 211, who were part of the 15th Infantry Division. Standard A5 sized citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class awarded to Kriegs Engineer Wilhelm Ochsenfeld, who served on the staff of PZ/JG/ABT 15. Pen signed by the General Major and Commander of the 15th Infantry Division Major General Erich Buschenhagen who was a winner of the Knights Cross with oak leaves. Black Wound Badge citation. Standard A5 size, dated 10th June 1943, ink signed by Hauptmann and Unit Commander. Two metal scrap collection citations, Military travel document dated 'May 44'. Marksmanship citation, locally produced to Inspector of Panzer Abteilung 211. In mid 1943 the 15th Infantry Division was part of the 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South in the Donetz region.
GERMAN WWII PANZER GRENADIER ENLISTED MANS SHOULDER BOARD. A single slate grey centred shoulder board in heavy duty wool with wool light apple green waffenfarbe for Panzer Grenadier unit. This is a slip-on tab, to the exterior of the tab at the remains of glue where it has been adhered at one time to a collectors display card.
GERMAN WWII PANZER M.36 TUNIC. An excellent tunic being worn by a Panzer enlisted man. Standard army model 36 with officers collar attached. This tunic was obviously the particular soldier’s Sunday best tunic and he was able to have the standard rounded tip of the enlisted ranks collar replaced by an officers quality pointed collar. Standard configuration for an M.36 tunic, five button front, four pockets with pleats, excellent nap of cloth overall. Adjustable cuffs, virtually fully lined to the interior in the standard brushed tan cotton lining. There are two minor moth nips between the 2nd and 3rd buttonhole, another just to the virtual underside of the right hand area of the collar. We have closely inspected this tunic and there are no other moth holes. All the nap of the cloth is thick and good, fitted to each shoulder are a pair of the stitch-in panzer pink wool piped shoulder boards with dark green centres. The original stitched number ‘2’s have been unpicked, possibly for security to the centre of each board. A set of Bevo woven pink centred collar patches are laid onto a section of dark green uniform cloth, which has then been attached as a whole to the collar. The breast eagle is the grey on darker green Bevo type, all buttons are a matt grey. The tunic is profusely marked to the interior, to the inside right hand cotton twill lining is the depot code of ‘F40’ (Frankfurt 40), size stamped and maker marked ‘Max Muller Nurnberg’.
GERMAN WWII PANZER M.43 EAGLE AND COCKADE. A service used with stitch holes remaining where removed from a cap, the rare Bevo woven light grey on black joint eagle and cockade set for the M.43 visor cap. Glue on the reverse side where it had been fitted to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII PANZER M.43 EAGLE AND COCKADE. A cut from roll very finely Bevo woven white eagle on black backing with multi coloured national cockade below T shaped insignia. Unissued.
GERMAN WWII PANZER MANS GREY PULLOVER SHIRT. A virtually mint condition large size grey shirt commonly worn by Panzer troops under the black wrap over uniform. Standard configuration, four button pullover front with paper buttons, two upper pockets with pleats having two closure flaps also with paper buttons. Loops fitted to the shoulders for shoulder board fitting and a pre sewn hole for a removable shoulder board button. Pointed collar, long sleeves, double cuff closure again with paper buttons. RB numbered to the upper inner collar area, marked size ‘3’. A rare shirt.
GERMAN WWII PANZER NCO SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A slip-on shoulder board for a Panzer NCO, two moth holes to the green centre
GERMAN WWII PANZER NCO/ENLISTED MANS VISOR CAP. A very high quality constructed saddle shaped Panzer NCO or mans visor cap constructed in the high quality officers Melton material in field grey. Standard green centre band. Pink waffenfarbe to the crown and upper and lower parts of the dark green centre band. Exact matching original stamped aluminium eagle and swastika, still having some frosted highlights to the eagle. Standard double buckle strap. Although not size marked on test it appears to be 56 or 57. Standard light tan leather sweatband with two splits to the leather. In the area behind the forehead area the orange rubber cushion that sits between the leather forehead and the main body of the cap has liquefied then solidified virtually gluing the forehead area to the main body of the cap. There are three moth nips to the leather. The remaining inner silk lining good showing age wear with a complete and undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with an unidentified retailer’s mark to the centre. The hat has suffered from moth damage to the waffenfarbe only of the cap, which we have done our best to identify in our web site images and the hat is priced accordingly.
GERMAN WWII PANZER PHOTOGRAPH GROUPING. An excellent group of photographs comprising 7 postcard size photographs of Panzer troops wearing their black uniform, two of the postcards are identical with the trooper wearing the Panzer beret, Panzer skulls to his black tunic, 2 other identical photographs of possibly the same Panzer trooper wearing the overseas hat with pink soutache wearing tank assault badge, wound badge and Iron Cross, Panzer jacket with skulls, another identical but facing opposite direction, Panzer trooper standing studio full length shot. 4 smaller format photographs all showing Panzer troops wearing full compliment of medals M.43 black Panzer caps. Another group photograph with three Panzer troops wearing a mixture of field grey and black uniforms. 7 Panzer photographs of smaller format all showing German tanks. Group of three Panzer men wearing medals standing in front of their armoured vehicle. 8 images of the same Panzer trooper wearing his tank assault badge in field grey dress, another full length studio portrait of the same trooper wearing his RAD service uniform. 11 further various photographs. 11 further various photographs of the same Panzer trooper in various modes with family and other field grey dress soldiers.
GERMAN WWII PANZER POLICE TUNIC EAGLE. A rare piece of Third Reich insignia being the green on black sleeve police insignia for the police black Panzer wrap-over jacket. Some slight fraying to the edge otherwise excellent condition. Machine embroidered.
GERMAN WWII PANZER SHOULDER HOLSTER. One of the many variations used principally by the panzer crews however, also being used by Luftwaffe personnel. The item is good and supple however, with one strap now detached. This would be relatively easy to re sew back in place.
GERMAN WWII PANZERFAUST INSTRUCTION LEAFLET. A one-piece double sided A5 sized leaflet with the instructions on how to fire the Panzerfaust. Highly interesting item.
GERMAN WWII PARADE BAYONET. Mint blade by WKC. The hilt is slotted for bayonet fixing. Undamaged ribbed grips. The plating slightly lifting from the reverse side of the eagle headed pommel. Complete with its original scabbard, which has some light rust flooding. The screw holding the throat to the scabbard is missing. Complete with its bayonet lug.
GERMAN WWII PARATROOPER’S PARACHUTE. A good RZ20 German paratrooper’s parachute in its carrying bag, two holes to the bottom of the bag. The parachute is all complete with its inner silk, static line and harness, the static line is minus its hook. The silk technical label to the base of the parachute reads individual parachute number and then designation as a paratrooper’s parachute. Stamped to the outside of the bag ‘JU52’ with other unidentified stampings.
GERMAN WWII PARATROOPER’S PARACHUTE. A complete German RZ20 paratrooper’s parachute, excellent harness, complete with parachute silk, complete static line, carrying bag. The technical label to the base of the chute bag reads ‘Sprangs Schirm Fallschirmtruppen’ with Fliger number ‘30272’ and individual parachute number. There is a separately applied rectangle ink stamp reading the date of ‘14th March 1942’. Technical label to the harness with identical details. The parachute all fitted into its Hessian carrying bag .
GERMAN WWII PARTIAL REPRODUCTION NSDAP LEADERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A reproduction brown leather waist belt of the correct width attached to an original political leaders belt buckle, which is marked ‘RZM 4/39’ on the reverse side. Some light wear to the gilding on the high spots of the buckle otherwise generally good condition.
GERMAN WWII PARTY BADGE. With the surrounding lettering ‘Nun Erst Recht’. Central swastika, some slight scratching, complete with its tinny type fixing pin. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM M14 Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII PHOTOGRAPH GROUPING. An interesting mixed group of Hoffmann postcards of both Luftwaffe and Army Knights Cross Winners, plus photographs of a Waffen SS NCO wearing double cuff title of Langemarck and Totenkopf on his wedding day together with other photograph format of Luftwaffe personnel. Good uniform studio shots. Accompanied by paperwork for an Army Oberleutnant, Luftwaffe wedding day photograph with NCO wearing a white top Luftwaffe cap. Good mixed group.
GERMAN WWII PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK 1937 – DAS DEUTSCHE LICHTBILD. A large format book, hard cover, 128 pages, each page having a superb photograph taken by various professional photographers during the 1920’s and 1930’s of mixed content, early farm buildings, animals, rivers, churches, German life, nudes, sports events, house living, facial studies, famous German buildings, bridges and some military content. The importance of this book is in the inside front cover having the clear large ink rubber stamp of Der Reichsfuhrer SS at the SS Hauptant V1/3.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER ENLISTED MANS COLLAR PATCHES. A good set of Bevo woven black centred collar patches for the enlisted mans M.36 tunic. Each collar patch is laid on a section of dark green uniform cloth.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A used set of stitch-in Oberleutnant’s shoulder boards from a German Army officers tunic, the ends shredded where they have been attached to a uniform tunic. Good gilt to the rank pips, black underlay.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER PANZER LEHR SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board, black silk piped with dark green centre and surrounding tress having one rank pip for an Army Feldwebel with the gothic ‘L’ attached. Glue evident to the exterior of the slip-on tab where originally glued to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII PIPED FIELD SERVICE INFANTRY OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A beautiful set of insignia to a Leutnant in Reserve Infantry Regiment 55. Bright bullion exterior with infantry white underlay then a further underlay of grey. All gilt to the regimental numbers ‘55’ intact, complete with their matching piped field service tunic collar badges where stitches remain as being removed from the tunic.
GERMAN WWII PO8 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. A slightly distorted PO8 police hard shell holster with the standard police closure system. Faintly police unit marked to the body underneath the closure flap. Slight distortion to the magazine compartment. Both original belt loops fitted to the reverse side with a maker’s mark ‘Albrecht Kind & Company Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII POLICE 18 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the all gilt Police 18 year Long Service Medal with its court wrapped ribbon with an additional section of ribbon with the embroidered yellow motif of the police attached to the court mounted section. Pin back suspension with the pin slightly distorted.
GERMAN WWII POLICE 25 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL, CASED. A magnificent example of the gold version 25 Year Long Service Police Medal. Beautiful gilt to the award, complete with its slightly wider ribbon with the yellow embroidered police insignia. In its green fitted case, the silk covering the hinge has shot, the silk to the upper inner lid good. One scratch to the upper right edge of the box. Good clear gilded ’25 Year’ with leaf surround to the exterior.
GERMAN WWII POLICE 8 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Good finish remaining, complete with its blue ribbon with Police motif attached.
GERMAN WWII POLICE ARM EAGLE. Orange embroidered police eagle on police green cloth backing measuring 8cms x 7cms with black central swastika. Cut from the sleeve of a police jacket.
GERMAN WWII POLICE ARM EAGLE. The orange embroidered police insignia 8cms x 7 cms embroidered on the police green summer weight cloth. Trimmed edge, as removed from tunic.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET BY ALCOSO. A good police bayonet, excellent blade marked ‘A.C & S’ with the scales of justice, also double marked with the full name ‘Alexander Coppel Solingen’. Matching issue numbers to both the hilt and the upper scabbard mount ‘S.KO.I’1376.’ Stag grips undamaged with its original aluminium police badge. Slight indentations to the back of the hilt where at some time somebody has used it as a hammer. Both scabbard fittings excellent, leather stitching complete.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET BY WKC. Excellent blade with some slight lifting of a thin layer of nickel plate. Marked with the ‘WKC’ knights head logo also the full title of ‘Weyersberg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen’. Matching issue numbers to both the cross guard and upper scabbard mount ‘S.B.6318’. Scabbard fittings good. Minor distortion to the scabbard leather but stitching strong with an original frog.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET WITH MATCHING NUMBERS. An excellent blade double marked with the ‘A C & S’ scales to one side and the full text of the Company Alexander Coppel, Solingen to the opposite side. Matching numbered to both the hilt and upper scabbard mount ‘S.Li.410.’ Undamaged stag grips with original police badge. The bayonet is slotted for rifle fixing, also has an acceptance stamp on the flat back edge of the blade. Good plating overall. The scabbard is excellent with one crease to the centre. Both scabbard mounts match, with an original leather frog, which appears to have had two extra copper rivets added to strengthen the frog, complete with its hilt retaining strap.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET. Double marked blade marked ‘E & F Horster, Solingen’ with the Horster logo to the opposite side. Some minor spotting to the blade but generally good, the blade has not been abused. Undamaged stag grips, original police badge, non rifle slotted hilt, matching number marked ‘L.M.i.21’, lower scabbard fitting has slight dents on the reverse side, brown leather to the scabbard is generally good with one crease to the lower part of the leather section.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET. A nice condition police bayonet, blade with minor spotting towards the tip, maker marked ‘P.D.Lunschloss Solingen’, numbered on the lower cross guard ‘269’. Undamaged wood grips with police eagle badge, which is slightly thin in detail to the left hand wing. The scabbard also matching number ‘269’ with previous numbers erased. Good fittings. The leather is slightly dry and distorted but firm and strong, because of the shrunken leather the bayonet is slightly short of fitting full length into the scabbard.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET. Excellent blade being double marked ‘A C & S’ with the two scales plus the full titled text ‘Alexander Coppel A C & S Solingen’. The blade is good and bright with some thinness in parts to the plated finish. Standard stag grip with police badge affixed. Eagle headed hilt with floriated cross guard, on the rear of the cross guard matched numbers to the top of the scabbard ‘L.Sch.III’ with the number ‘346’. All leather to the scabbard good with good plated fittings to both the upper and lower scabbard mounts.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET. A superb condition blade by E & F Horster of Solingen, one central fuller, the blade is mint bright. The bayonet is match marked to both the hilt and the rear of the upper scabbard mount ‘S.D.VII.75.’ The bayonet is of the type slotted for rifle fitting, complete with its undamaged stag grips, police badge to the front, original leather frog, which has faint traces of a maker’s stamp with an unclear date. Good leather to the scabbard. Unusually having fitted to the leather of the scabbard just underneath the leather frog a WWI period Hanseatic State feldmutze cockade. There is also evidence of another badge, which was applied to the base of the leather scabbard. Also fitted is a fire officers sword knot, this is an untouched WWII bring-back piece that has not been on the market previously and was obviously brought back by a British combatant, the Hanseatic States of Bremen, Lubek and Hamburg were all in the British area of occupation.
GERMAN WWII POLICE BAYONET. Excellent blade by Alcoso having the ‘ACS’ logo with the scales to one side and full titled Company name ‘Alexander Copel Solingen’ to the opposite side. Stag hilted grip undamaged, with its police insignia, this is the non slotted type hilt. Matched numbers ‘S.M.V.2217’ to both upper hilt and scabbard. The screw retaining the scabbard throat is missing. Both fittings good, minor indentations to the lower fitting. The leather is excellent.
GERMAN WWII POLICE GENDARMERIE HAUPTWACHTMEISTER MATCHED SHOULDER STRAPS. A good pair of stitch-in Hauptwachtmeisters of the Gendarmerie shoulder straps.
GERMAN WWII POLICE GENDARMERIE LEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. An absolutely mint unissued set of slip-on shoulder boards for a leutnant of the gendarmerie, complete with slip-on tabs to the reverse side. Two colour underlay, brown and orange. Silver lace all complete. This example came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII POLICE GENDARMERIE WACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. 2nd pattern, green flecked silver braid edging with green centre all laid on Gendarmerie wool backing. One moth nip to the backing cloth of one shoulder board.
GERMAN WWII POLICE HELPERS BADGE. 25mm wingspan, police eagle complete with short lapel pin on the reverse side. One slight crack to the base, crudely painted.
GERMAN WWII POLICE INSTRUCTION MANUAL. A 1940 dated Vorschriften book, police unit marked to the interior page, over 400 pages of text with some black and white photographs, issued to all police units, various instructions, rules, regulations, road signs, basically a manual of service in the German Police in 1940. Some minor damage to the cover otherwise complete.
GERMAN WWII POLICE LUGER HOLSTER. A scarce maker for the police holster, this excellent condition hard shell leather holster for the PO8 automatic pistol is complete with original stripping tool, has excellent form, strong stitching overall. Both totally original belt loops to the reverse side of the holster., one small loop for the closing strap missing from front flap. Clearly stamped ‘Gustav Reinhardt Berlin’ with faint traces of its original police unit markings starting with ‘SB’ also faint remains of a Prussian police acceptance stamping. Condition:
GERMAN WWII POLICE M.16 STYLE DOUBLE DECAL HELMET. A rare helmet being an M.16 helmet in the slightly thinner gauge non combat metal, issued to police units with twin decals. The skull retains virtually all of its apple green finish with losses visible as seen on our web images. Both decals are completely clear and undamaged apart from slight scuffs to the national swastika decal. Fitted with a ten tongue police style liner with its original drawstring. Large size with the interior leather padded crown and its correct chinstrap. This helmet was recently discovered at a fleamarket in Munich, Bavaria.
GERMAN WWII POLICE MOTORCYCLE HELMET. A size ‘55’ police motorcyclists helmet, marked inside the left hand ear flap as the helmet is viewed ‘POL 1938’ into the leather. The helmet showing very little wear use, all leather skull with its protective neck flap and both ear flaps, with its original drawstring. The liner is complete and in its original bright leather. Some minor scratches to the crash pads on the exterior as our web images show. Complete with its police badge, which is identical to the cap badge. A very similar helmet is shown on page 303 of Uniforms, Organisations on the History of the German Police Volumte 2, the only difference being is that the helmet shown in the image has one central crash pad, our example has a cruciform crash pad system.
GERMAN WWII POLICE MOTORCYCLIST PROTECTIVE COAT. A scarce garment being the rubberised double breasted long coat worn by police motorcyclists. The construction is identical to the armed forces example, the differences being that the main body is in a dark shade of police green with a brown wool collar. The rubber has not solidified in any way, all of the correct fittings, buttons, tabs are all in place. Minor staining at the very base of the coat, which appear to be simple mud splashes. Slight loose stitches to one of the shoulder seams. Loops and buttons for the fitting of shoulder boards available. The garment is complete with its fitted rear belt. A scarce police uniform item of WWII.
GERMAN WWII POLICE OFFICERS ARM BADGE. A beautifully heavy bullion silver woven police insignia on its oval police green backing cloth for fitting to the left sleeve of the police officer.
GERMAN WWII POLICE PARADE EQUIPMENT. One of the most difficult sets of items to obtain is the parade uniform accessories for a Third Reich period police man of pre and WWII being the set of white patent Y straps, complete with two loose belt loops, the white belt D ring clips are marked ‘L & F 1937’. Some slight crazing to the white finish but still good and visible. Complete with its 1939 Berlin maker ‘Fischer’ police bayonet frog. White patent waist belt with standard aluminium police buckle, the buckle still retaining its leather tab. A rare set of equipment for the police collector.
GERMAN WWII POLICE POUCH. The brown leather pouch used with the police equipment on parade with the small size police outstretched winged eagle. The closing tab all complete.
GERMAN WWII POLICE SHAKO STRAP. The correct aluminium buckled black leather strap for the Schutzpolizei shako with green sides and black top.
GERMAN WWII POLICE SHAKO. It is generally accepted that the police shakos of the Third Reich were standard shako form with the central section below the crown and above the peaks being covered in green cloth. This is an all black fibre shako with a Third Reich police officers badge ( the Officers badge is more three dimensional than the enlisted version ) fitted and an enlisted mans black, red and silver cockade. Standard strap. Interior liner all complete.We have discovered a image in a scarce German work Die Polizei Uniformen 1866 -1945 of Hilfspoliizei in Duisburg 1940 of a marching group of Policemen wearing the Shako without Green cloth sides and with the Third Reich Eagle
GERMAN WWII POLICE SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. A superb construction, the acorn woven in intertwined silver and green with the strap being in fabric instead of the normal leather, complete with its slider.
GERMAN WWII POLICE WACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued set of Geminde Police Wachtmeister’s shoulder boards, wine red underlay, green strips within a silver border and a light wine red centre.
GERMAN WWII POLICE/FIRE ARM EAGLE, HOPSTEN. A service worn, as removed from tunic maroon embroidered police style eagle on very dark blue backing cloth with the town name of ‘Hopsten’ above.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL BELT LEATHER. A very fine condition large size 115cm in length political belt leather. These are always recognised against the military ones by a thin line impressed into the leather at the upper and lower half of the belt, also the hook is normally of a steel construction. Excellent leather.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL FLAG POLE TOP. A small chromium plated eagle and swastika 13 cm x 12 cm possibly from a small SA flag or banner, the style of the eagle indicates early SA style.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADER ABSCHNITTSLEITER UNIFORM. A very nice brown uniform, known by the public as the golden pheasants, NSDAP Abschnittsleiters tunic and breeches of a kries level. Stand political four pocket tunic, four button closure, open collar wear, with deep turned back cuffs, brown velvet collar patches with metallic emblems for the rank of Abschnittsleiter with white piping, white piped collar, white piped political armband as leader of a department at a kries level, two political buttons on the reverse side, one appears to be replaced with a silver button instead of the gilt, loops to the upper right breast for a short medal ribbon bar, holes to the front right hand pocket pleat where other awards have been fitted. Minor stain just close to the political buttons. Silk label to a tailor in Bad Aachen. Complete with a correct but a slightly different shade of breeches with their original canvas RZM label to the interior. Excellent condition breeches.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BELT AND BUCKLE. The wide all brown leather political belt worn with the brown uniform, this example complete with both of its leather runners. Some extra holes have been punctured in the leather, possibly for the fixing of souvenir badges. The gilt buckle is complete with its ‘RZM M4/39’ in raised relief on the reverse side. Good gilt with slight rubbing to the highlights.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BELT BUCKLE MARKED RZM M4/22. A nice condition Political Leaders belt buckle 5.5cm circumference. One slight nick to the right hand wing otherwise gilt generally good. Maker marked RZM M4/22 on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BELT BUCKLE MARKED RZM M4/23. A mint condition all gilded 5.5cm circumference belt buckle. The gilt is absolutely complete with slightly frosted highlights, complete with its fixed keeper marked on the reverse side ‘RZM M4/23’.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BELT BUCKLE. A very nice condition circular political leaders belt buckle, complete with its belt keeper with the double pronged fixing system. All gilt remaining. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘RZM’ within a double circle followed by ‘M4/72’.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BROCADE BELT AND BUCKLE. Probably one of the finest parade belts of the Third Reich era being the gold weave belt with brown velvet backing having both of its runners. The slightly smaller size buckle than the standard buckle for the leather belt in excellent order marked ‘RZM4/24’ on the reverse side. All gilt to the buckle in place. This is a belt stamped ‘105’ it still has its full RZM paper issue label adhered to the leather adjuster tab.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS GORGET. The most impressive of all the gorgets of the Third Reich, the large political leaders gorget measuring 23cms in width, retaining all of its original bronze colour to the shield with the artificially patinated darker bronze central eagle, complete with its full length eagle and swastika adorned chain link. The gorget itself is ‘RZM’ marked to the both of the chain retaining hooks and having its original green baize backing to the gorget with some light moth damage.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS SWASTIKA CAR PENNANT. This is large rectangular form of car pennant, which would be the opposite side of the front mudguard or fender of a car to the political car pennant of the Gau Kreis or Reich area measuring 29cm x 29cm. The red flag cloth pennant with a most beautiful hand embroidered black swastika on a white field laid onto the flag cloth. All fitted into its red leather trimmed Perspex frame, some of the stitching to the lower edge of the leather trimming has come loose and rotted, there is a split to the Perspex on one side, all mounted on its steel frame, the closure flap of the leather cover with its five male/female pop studs all complete and working and the frame is complete with its two nickel pole mounting posts, one of the posts is RZM marked.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS WAIST BELT. The wide brown belt with gilded double pronged rectangular pebbled buckle, gilt dull. The reverse side of the buckle marked ‘RZM 24’. The interior of the leather maker marked. Two extra small punctured holes for a smaller wearer added to the belt. Runner missing.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS WIDE BROWN BELT AND BUCKLE. A complete set being the wide brown political leaders belt with both of its brown runners, complete with its gilded buckle, which is ‘RZM 4/46’ marked in raised relief on the reverse side, the belt is 105cm in length, excellent gilt to the buckle with slight scratches to the gilding on the clip hidden behind the circular front of the buckle. Condition:
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL OR LUFTWAFFE AND ARMY GENERAL’S GOLD CAP CORDS. An excellent set with the twin cap gilded side buttons included, these are of the political type with smooth pebbles but the cap cord could be used for either political or General officer military purposes. Length hole to hole 32cm.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL ORTSGRUPPE COLLAR PATCH. A single collar patch, brown cloth centre, Ortsgruppe blue twisted cord piping with the rank in silver lace with intertwined swastikas. 3rd pattern insignia for rank of Stellenleiter.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL RZM MARKED WAIST BELT. The leather waist belt of the weight of leather commonly encountered being worn by SA, NSKK and other political organisations. The leather is in black. ‘RZM’ marked L 2/6/3 to the leather tab ALSO.marked DJV AUSF2
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL WATER BOTTLE. The aluminium water bottle, felt covered, complete with its Bakelite cup with all strapping and nickel plated fittings that are normally found with water bottles issued to political organisations.
GERMAN WWII POLIZEI WACHTMEISTER LEWANDOWSKI CITATION. An ultra rare citation for this Polizei Wachtmeister Lewandowski for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords. The citation is to a Polish policeman for clearing the Warsaw Ghetto dated ‘15th June 1943’. The issue rubber stamp of the SS and Police Leader in District Warschaw with the ink signature of SS Brigadefuhrer Jurgen Stroop who was hanged in Warsaw in 1952. The signature of Stroop is extremely scarce.
GERMAN WWII POST WAR DATED MOTHERS CROSS MEDAL. A highly interesting award document being the large A4 size semi hard card citation for the Mothers Cross in gold, dated '20th May 1945'. Large print with facsimile signatures of both Adolf Hitler and Meissner the Presidential Secretary. Large embossed eagle and swastika to the lower left hand side of the document, awarded to Berta Reuter who was born under the name of Wilhelm in Bremen. These documents were prepared for issue before the end of the war on the 8th May 1945 and dated 20th May.
GERMAN WWII POSTCARD PHOTOS. 4 original postcard format photos of M43 caps being worn. These photos were sourced during Military modes reseach for the book Einheitsfeldmutze. Condition:
GERMAN WWII POSTSCHUTZ DAGGER INSIGNIA. A rare piece being the 25cm wingspan insignia for fitting to the grip of a Postschutz dagger.
GERMAN WWII POSTSCHUTZ DAGGER. A nice condition Postschutz dagger with its full length blade by Paul Weyersberg of Solingen. Good cross grain finish remaining but with some small areas of cleaned corrosion evident. All of the heavy nickel bright plating to the cross guard, upper pommel, scabbard fittings and chains superb. Undamaged enamel to the swastika that is on both sides of the central cross guard. The ebony wood grip undamaged with some of its varnish missing. Complete and correct Postschutz insignia intact. All of the paint finish to the scabbard good with some age lines showing through. The screws to the scabbard fittings are complete without their heads being turned and the dagger is fitted with its correct heavily cast ‘DRGM’ markings in a hollow to the belt clip, of which the belt clip is working correctly.
GERMAN WWII POSTSCHUTZ OFFICIALS DAGGER. A very good example of the Postschutz officials dagger, the blade virtually mint, maker marked ‘Paul Weyersberg, Solingen’, good cross grain finish remaining to the blade, complete with its original leather washer. The ebony wood grip is totally undamaged, all of the plating to the cross guard, top pommel and Postschutz badge all match in colour. Some evidence of green oxidisation in the lines adjacent to the enamel swastikas. The dagger is ‘DRP 2158’ marked underneath the lower cross guard. All fitted into its original scabbard, which retains virtually all of its black painted finish with minor chips. The plating to the centre of the upper scabbard mount is partially missing otherwise good overall with its correct set of chains with the correct DRGM marking plus Assmann marking, which are sunk in to the belt clip on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII PRIVATE PURCHASE FLYING BOOTS. An interesting set of long flying boots, the foot shape is identical to the later patterns of flying boots with a five eyelet leather lace system. These boots have been identified being worn in photographs of the period. There are buckle closures to the ankle area and a six eyelet leather lace system for the top of the boots to be tightened.
GERMAN WWII PROCELAIN HEAD OF ADOLF HITLER. A small porcelain head produced by the Company Nymphenburg measuring 6cm square at its base and 13cm high, pure white porcelain depicting Adolf Hitler, completely undamaged.
GERMAN WWII PROPAGANDACOMPANIE CUFF TITLE. A rare cuff title being the silver gothic lettering Bevo woven Propagandacompanie in silver Bevo weave on black base cloth, stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII PROPAGANDACOMPANIE INSIGNIA. A very rare set of insignia worn by a Hauptmann in the Propagandacompanies of the Army. Two slip-on shoulder boards, which have been service worn, both with gold rank pips complete with their dove grey underlay and dove grey slip-on tab, subdued grey lace with their matching collar patches, dove grey surround, intertwined bullion lace to the centre, all removed from the same tunic.
GERMAN WWII PUNISHMENT BATTALION CITATIONS. Two citations to a Punishment Battalion, late war of the 11th Panzer Division. Iron Cross 2nd class, standard pre printed citation, folded once, punch holed for filing to Feldwebel Alfred Bromme of the 13./Eins./Btl.Dahlhaus, dated ‘6.2.1945’ pencil signature of Unit Commander Oberst Dande with the issue stamp of the 11th Panzer Division. Field printed citation for the Panzer Assault Badge in bronze, dated ‘1st May 1945’ for Punishment Battalion 119, it is signed by an unidentified Major as a Disziplinarstrafgewalt Eines AGT.KDRS (Disciplinary Officer an Regiment Commander). In early 1945 the 11th Panzer Division was fighting against American units on the Saar Front before being moved to the defence of the Remagan Bridge in March, subsequently it was moved east to Hesse and Thuringia where it finished the war. A highly unusual pair.
GERMAN WWII QUALIFIED SOUND LOCATION OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. Very fine silver thread embroidery on circular Luftwaffe uniform material. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII QUALIFIED SOUND LOCATION OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. Trade patch with 2mm matt grey corded border. Very nice raised silver embroidered central logo and gothic lettering. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII RAD 12 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example, good frosted highlights with a small section of blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD 12 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A very nice condition 12 year Long Service Medal with all its original silver finish visible with frosted highlights, complete with its short section of blue service ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A nice clean example with all bronze colour remaining to the award, watered silk blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD 4 YEAR SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the oval RAD Service Medal in bronze with a short section of blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD ARM BADGE. Beautifully Bevo woven, unit 152 over 4. Clearly marked on the reverse side with the RAD logo. Glue to the reverse side where it has been attached to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII RAD COLLAR PATCH. A single collar patch for an RAD Unterfeldmeister 2nd pattern 1940.
GERMAN WWII RAD CUFF LINK. One only of a pair of cuff links with the RAD emblem. ‘Assmann’ marked on the reverse side. An unusual item.
GERMAN WWII RAD DISTRICT PATCH. A very finely machine woven shield shaped patch for RAD area 46 over 2. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII RAD DISTRICT PATCH. A very finely Bevo woven shield shaped patch for RAD Area 356 over 6. Clearly Bevo woven manufacturer’s mark on the reverse side, folded for application to a tunic.
GERMAN WWII RAD DISTRICT PATCH. A very finely Bevo woven shield shaped patch for RAD Area 353 over 7. Good clear Bevo maker woven into the back edge of the shield, folded and laid on a section of card for display by a collector.
GERMAN WWII RAD IDENTITY DISC. An unusual RAD ID disc for RAD K2/12, 2nd Battalion the Reich Arbeitdienst, which was a labour corps incorporated into the German Army in 1945. Standard zinc one-piece splittable.
GERMAN WWII RAD IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece splitable aluminium identity disc for an RAD man with lettering reading ‘K2 11571’.
GERMAN WWII RAD MANS DAGGER. An extremely nice RAD mans dagger having an excellent blade by WKC of Solingen. Good etched Arbeit Adelt logo, the blade has not been abused in any way, all fitted to its very nicely plated heavy nickel scabbard with undamaged stag grips, which all fits nice and tightly into its matching nickel plated scabbard with deep scrollwork. Some slight paint loss to the scabbard on the face side, all of the original finish remains on the reverse side. All four correct size screws are present securing the fittings to the scabbard. Condition:
GERMAN WWII RAD MANS HEWER WITH BLADE BY WKC. Some old light corrosion polished out of the blade near its tip but having its original profile. Good clear ‘WKC Solingen’ manufacturer’s mark. Good heavy nickel plating to the grip with the original owner’s initials hand engraved to the back of the grip. The stag grips are undamaged, excellent tight fit into its scabbard of which the plating has nicely toned, slight indentations where the upper scabbard fitting meets the throat. The scabbard has original black paint with chippings as can be viewed in our web images. All four screws fitted to the scabbard, complete with its 2nd pattern hanging strap, the strap itself is maker marked and dated ‘1936’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII RAD OBERTRUPPENFUHRER SHOULDER STRAPS. A heavily mothed but scarce pair of slip-on shoulder boards for an RAD Obertruppenfuhrer. The extent of moth damage can be seen from our web images but scarce.
GERMAN WWII RAD OFFICERS CAP INSIGNIA. The very finely enamelled black, white and red RAD insignia for the officers cap. One chip to the enamel lower right hand side of the spade, complete with its fixing prongs on the reverse side, one prong missing. Profusely maker marked and RAD acceptance stamp on the reverse side in four places with what appears to be the date ‘36’.
GERMAN WWII RAD OFFICERS DAGGER BLADE. A nice condition with minor spotting blade for an RAD officers hewer. Maker marked ‘Alcoso, Solingen’ complete with its tang and ready for fitting to a dagger. The spotting on the dagger is from ingrained grease and hard work to the blade could remove most of it.
GERMAN WWII RAD OFFICERS HANGING STRAPS. An excellent set of the RAD officers hanging straps complete with its belt clip and matching brown leather loop. Standard pebbled aluminium fittings, good brown leather, the belt clip working correctly. Two minor pin holes through the leather of the straps where they have probably been applied to a display board at some time. Both springs working to the attachment clips that fit to the RAD officers dagger.
GERMAN WWII RAD SPORTS VEST EAGLE. Nicely woven in Bevo weave the RAD insignia of the early type without swastika to the spade, worn on the RAD sports vest. Cut from roll with its original RAD acceptance marking woven into the lower right hand side of the insignia.
GERMAN WWII RAD SPORTS VEST EAGLE. Beautifully woven RAD insignia of the earlier type without swastika to the spade, worn on the RAD sports vest. Stitch holes visible where it has been removed from a sports vest.
GERMAN WWII RAD WOMAN’S NECK BROOCH. This is the example with the smooth edge for an Arbeitsmaid, complete with its pin back neck fitting system. Maker stamped and dated ‘41’ onto the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII RAD WOMENS NECK BROOCH. The neck brooch of an Arbeits Maid, large central swastika with wheat sheaf below, plain ring, complete with its tinny type fixing pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII RAILWAY OFFICERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A very close to mint condition Bahnschutz officers belt and buckle. The leather belt is superb, complete with both of its runners. The winged wheel motif circular buckle retaining virtually all of its gilded finish. To the reverse side unusually double stamped ‘Assmann DRGM’ with the numbers ‘4400’. A lovely belt.
GERMAN WWII RAILWAY PROTECTION GORGET. An extremely rare gorget of the Third Reich being the Zugwachabteilung. Exactly the same style as the feldgendarmerie gorget with luminated lettering. To each upper corner is the Third Reich down swept winged eagle and swastika with 50% of the luminous paint remaining to each eagle. The number of the unit ‘511’ to the centre with below in the scroll the full lettering of ‘ZUGWACHABTEILUNG’ with all of its paint remaining. Complete with its full length chain, cloth backing to the gorget with the two chain retaining hooks and the uniform steadying prong all intact.
GERMAN WWII RAILWAY TRAFFIC DIRECTORATE BRUSSELS ARM BADGE. The very finely Bevo woven Railway Directorate arm badge in gold and black. ‘H.V.D.Brussel’.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS DISTRICT TRIANGLE. A very nice light grey on grey district triangle for Harburg 1.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good one-piece cast aluminium Red Cross enlisted mans rectangular buckle, superb detail to the face side. ‘Ges Gesch 1’ impressed in raised relief on the reverse of the buckle plus the maker OLC,
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good one-piece cast aluminium Red Cross enlisted mans rectangular buckle. Superb detail to the face side, ‘Ges Gesch 1’ impressed into the reverse of the buckle.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS MANS VISOR CAP. A tellerform all grey cap for a Red Cross official with its Red Cross enamel badge, national wreath below, standard officers cap cords, soft crushable leather peak, good nap to the cloth with some moth damage along the right hand side of the waffenfarbe as the cap is viewed and some other spots of moth and the upper section of waffenfarbe to the centre band. Grey leather sweatband. The interior russet brown waterproof material with full ‘Pekuros’ silver logo beneath the centre lozenge.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS MEDAL. Standard multi enamelled black red and white Red Cross medal with its correct ribbon. One small area of the white enamel in the outer ring chipped. Complete with lettering on the reverse side ‘FOR SERVICE IN THE GERMAN RED CROSS’.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS MEDAL. A totally original but crude appears to be steel strike of the Red Cross medal with its original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. A very nice condition and scarce Red Cross officers circular buckle, marked ‘Ges Gesch’ over ‘1’ to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER. A very nice example of the Red Cross officers dagger retaining virtually all of its original plating, the top pommels and cross guards of these daggers are prone to losing their plating, this example has not suffered oxydisation. The deep orange grip has one minor chip on the reverse side but no cracks. The nickel plated scabbard also good with a very small area of nickel plating loss to the left hand edge. No dents to the scabbard. The blade, which is always non maker marked is absolutely superb with all of its original bright cross grain finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER. Excellent blade, no maker marks as is standard with this model of dagger. The blade has all its original cross grain finish remaining and is mint bright. Deep orange grip with two cracks, one each side of the lower end of the grip. Slight oxidisation to the cast metal material on the circular part of the red cross insignia, also slight oxidisation to the centre of the insignia. The scabbard has no dents with good plating, some light spots of surface rust showing through on the reverse side. Condition:
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS OFFICIAL’S CRUSHER TYPE VISOR CAP. An unusual cap for the Red Cross being the standard grey on grey coloured cap with its Red Cross insignia. One slight chip to the enamel of the Red Cross badge. The cap is of the older style crusher variety with the soft leather peak and the soft sides. Two air vents to both side overhangs. Complete with its original ‘Pekuros’ silver gilded details to the inner waterproof russet brown material. No moth, damage or staining. Although not size stamped we estimate size 55 or 56.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS SISTER’S NECK BADGE. The 30mm red, white and black enamelled nurses neck badge worn at the throat, unfortunately one chip to the red enamel and other scuffing. Maker marked in raised relief on the dished reverse also ‘Ges Gesch’, complete with its tinny type fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII REGIMENT GENERAL GOERING TUNIC. A superb tunic recently consigned to us from the old and well respected collection within the UK. This item is in totally untouched condition, the tunic is of officer quality cloth, standard Luftwaffe construction, deep turned back barrelled cuffs, four pockets with pleats and straight flaps, four button open collar style. Slight moth damage to the upper edge of the collar and some light moth peppering to the upper back panel. Tailor prepared stitch-in shoulder boards, the shoulder boards are constructed from the same bolt of cloth as the tunic, white wool piped with Luftwaffe tress surrounding each board. Matching Luftwaffe tress to the collar with twisted cord white waffenfarbe to the edge of the collar. A beautiful hand embroidered Luftwaffe breast eagle. Collar patches, one single gull on white backing with green silk piping indicating infantry. Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon stitched to the tunic directly between the first and second buttonhole. Loops to the tunic for three awards and one short medal ribbon bar. To the lower left sleeve as the tunic is worn is a very nice enlisted ranks machine embroidered General Goering cuff title. Fully lined to the interior, two inside pockets with a tailor’s label ‘Wilhelm Schwarte, Schillingstr. 22 Berlin’ with the original wearer’s name with the date ‘april 1939’.
GERMAN WWII REGIMENT GENERAL GORING IDENTITY DISC. An aluminium one-piece splitable identity disc for soldier number ‘972’ in the 2nd Company Regiment General Goring. Disc stamping reads ‘II.REGT.GEN GORING’
GERMAN WWII REGIMENT GENERAL GORING IDENTITY DISC. An aluminium one-piece splittable identity disc worn a member of II.REGT.GEN GORING’ with individual soldier’s number ‘905’.
GERMAN WWII REICH POST OFFICIAL’S CAP EAGLE. The short stubby winged political star eagle measuring 3.5cm for the cap of the Reich Post Official. Complete with its three fixing pins.
GERMAN WWII REICH POST OFFICIAL’S VISOR CAP. A nice condition all dark blue bodied visor cap with black velvet centre band, red waffenfarbe, large political style gilt eagle with national cockade below. Blue and yellow twisted cord chin cord with semi soft visor. Silver side buttons. The interior leather sweatband all intact with obvious wear use. To the interior blue lightweight cotton lined with a Berlin maker to the inner crown. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII REICH SERVICE FLAG. A very good 2 metre x 1½ metre Reich Service flag. Excellent colour in black, white and red, one hole measuring 8cm x 4cm close to one arm of the central swastika. Slight moth damage to the lower edge otherwise overall excellent condition. Standard canvas selvage edge, which is unmarked.
GERMAN WWII REICHBAHN COLLAR PATCH. Machine embroidered winged wheel and swastika insignia on black canvas collar patch cloth with yellow and black twisted cord edging. Slight distortion to the collar patch.
GERMAN WWII REICHPOST BUS DRIVER’S COLLAR PATCHES. An unusual pair of collar patches with a stamped brass outline of a Public Service bus on black velvet background with red waffenfarbe. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII REICHS MINISTRY OFFICIALS SLEEVE INSIGNIA. A beautifully embroidered silver on field section of insignia measuring 13 x 13 cm in size, large diplomatic style eagle above a wreath. These were worn on the field grey uniforms of junior officials and assistants at the Reichs Ministries.
GERMAN WWII REICHS SPORTS ASSOCIATION VEST EAGLE. The smaller type of the Bevo woven gold on black vest eagle with the maker’s name ‘Bevo-Wuppertal’ woven into the base where cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII REICHSBAHN OFFICIAL’S GREATCOAT. A generally good condition, very dark blue bordering on black greatcoat worn by a Reichsbahn official. The cut of the greatcoat is virtually identical to the standard Wehrmacht greatcoat with two lower pockets with flaps, deep turned back cuffs, false belt at the reverse side, double breasted closure. The large collar is piped in pink with a pair of stitch-in shoulder boards. The rank is in pay grade 6. Nice condition shoulder boards. One moth hole to the coat close to the fourth exposed buttonhole, otherwise the coat is generally free of any moth damage. The label to the exterior of the interior pocket ‘Carl Henkel Uniform Fabrik Bielefeld 1871-1941’.
GERMAN WWII REICHSBANNER BELT BUCKLE. One of the rarer variations of the Youth Organisations being the left wing Reichsbanner. This 2/3rd size buckle is in nice condition having much of its original gilt finish remaining having a red lower field to the central circlet behind the black German style eagle, complete with its roller buckle fitting on the back.
GERMAN WWII REICHSBUND FOR LEIBESUBUNGEN (NSRL) BADGE. A beautiful Bevo woven badge for the NSRL in silver, ‘1937’ cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII REICHSKRIEGERBUND BEVO WOVEN INSIGNIA. Four finely Bevo shield insignia that were cut individually and then sewn to the blue armband for member of the Veterans Organisation the Reichskriegerbund. Storage stained.
GERMAN WWII REICHSKRIEGERBUND MEMBERSHIP LAPEL PIN. Lovely condition red, black and silver enamels, marked ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief on the reverse side plus the number ‘4’ with its twisted and grooved lapel pin.
GERMAN WWII REICHWEHR PERIOD 18TH INFANTRY REGIMENT SHOULDER BOARD. A service worn single stitch-in shoulder board with the main body of the shoulder board being the early Reichwehr green. The silk waffenfarbe has shredded. A very nicely embroidered Regiment 18 to the centre.
GERMAN WWII REINHARD HEYDRICH BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME 1. Mint condition work entitled Reinhard Heyrich, volume 1 by Max Williams. 153 pages of excellent text and photograph of the life of Reinhard Heydrich leading up to the outbreak of WWII.
GERMAN WWII REMOVABLE SILVER METAL BREAST EAGLE. A nice condition all silvered breast eagle that could be either an army officers eagle for the white summer tunic or for the naval administration officer. Much of the silvered finish remaining, slight rubbing to the edges, the remains of frosting to the central swastika.
GERMAN WWII REPRINT EQUIPMENT PHOTOGRAPHS. 9 re print photos (copies of originals) of German WWII equipment being worn. These images were sourced during the production of the Military mode book Ausrustung.
GERMAN WWII RLB GAS MASK. A very nice condition ribbed gas mask container of the military style having the civilian style closing catch for the lid. The mask and filter absolutely mint with the rubber ink stamp waffen amt acceptance stamp, unusually having the large 1st pattern RLB helmet decal applied to the top of the lid.
GERMAN WWII RUBBERISED BELT STRAP. An exceptionally rare Ersatz item in good supple condition. This item has had the tongue strap carefully removed and two holes placed for buckle mounting to one end. The overall condition is excellent and would display well.
GERMAN WWII RUCKACK. The large light tan rucksack without any exterior or interior pockets. One central closing flap, complete with both of its wire shaped leather straps to the reverse side. All hooks and clips complete, stitching good and strong, still white against the black and brown leather, complete with the neck closing rope.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN LEGION ARM SHIELD (POA). Two arm shields for the ROA printed arm shields for the Russian and Ukrainian Volunteers in the German Armed Forces. Cut from roll. Mint unissued.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN FRONT ALBUM. An outstanding Russian Front German soldier’s album having a very unusual wood cover with hand cut animal with antlers head, the work signed ‘SYSOKE TOTRI’ containing 157 images, non of the images are annotated however the photographic content is superb. The beginning of the album shows either the owner or possibly a relation of the album in Hitler Youth uniform and right at the very end of the album two photographs of the same person older now as an SS Senior NCO and then as an officer wearing a very rare variation of the SS Police Division cuff title, it is a variation in Gothic lettering which has previously been either unseen or very difficult to find. We believe the album was owned by an army soldier, various parades of NCOs in combat, training, officers on horseback. Then the album moves onto the Russian campaign beginning with photographs of crushed Russian twin engine bombers, captured Russian airfields, life on the campaign with Maxim 1910 Russian machine guns, German 18 ton tracked vehicles towing trailers, a whole mixture of German military vehicles, small German tanks probably captured from other nations, good uniform shots of officers crusher caps being worn, showing a captured Russian ant nazi poster, troops on the march in Russia, more shots of the Russian winter with half tracks travelling through heavy mud. There then follows some excellent photographs of semi destroyed 9or abandon Russian trapped artillery pieces, an excellent image of the Russian KV2 heavy tank, disabled, many other Russian and German tank images including assault guns, more KV2 images, T34’s, armoured cars both Russian and German of many different types. Good side on view of Kubelwagens, Demag half tracks with radio aerials, small German towed artillery pieces, life on the frontline in Russia, German graves of three soldiers with helmets on top of the crosses. The album shows the savagery of the fighting on the Eastern Front. A very good amount of armoured vehicle photographs, ideal for the researcher with the two SS officer and NCO photographs on the last but one page.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN FRONT IMAGES. An interesting set of 281 photographs, all laid onto hard card, all relating to the Russian Front in WWII. The cards begin in 1935-36 when the owner of the album was a member of the Landes Polizei Leipzig. Virtually all of the cards are annotated either singularly or multiply underneath each image. Many pictures of comrades in the Landes Polizei in unusual uniforms. Manoeuvres in 1936 to 37 on the Ost See Mecklenberg and Thuringen. Large manoeuvres in Hannover 1937 and Mecklenberg. Images of German vehicles and troops, interspersed with family shots. The campaign in France opens. It would appear that the owner of the album is a member of a medical company. Pictures of German ambulances with French wounded. A death notice for Artur Orschel, a Medical Unteroffizier who has been killed in the field on the 21st May 1940, this is probably a colleague in the unit. Paris 1940 views which are part of a group of tourist photographs that could be purchased at the time. There then follows at the beginning of the campaign in Russia, dated '1941'. It would appear that the medical unit was attached to the 87th Infantry Regiment. There follows a huge amount of photographs of the campaign in Russia. Crashed Russian aircraft, destroyed Russian vehicles, high ranking German officers in their staff cars, a good image of the Divisional Commander with his Divisional Commander's flag attached. Amazing scenes of some of the terrible conditions endured in Russia both snow and mud, German gravestones, all with German helmets on top of them. German troops clambering over Russian destroyed tanks, horse drawn vehicles through the mud of Russia. Minsk badly damaged, Russian villages. Quantities of Russian aircraft destroyed on the ground. German troops resting by the roadside. Panzer tanks with their crews and ferrying infantry aboard. Men from the medical company in a studio shot all named, with their medical qualification badges on their left sleeve. Destroyed Russian bridges. A huge amount of signposts erected by the German forces, directed in different directions for different units. River crossings. Statues of Stalin destroyed. Thousands of Russian prisoners being gathered together near Smolensk. More large German cemeteries. Further images in the field, Russia 1942. An image of the Major Commanding the unit with Der Spiess in the snow in Russia. Heavy winter clothing being worn, January 1942. Wounded soldiers being transported by horse drawn sledge. The spring with the weather turning, the annotation 'Medical Company 2/229 197.J.D.' Russian peasant life captured by images. Medal award ceremonies. Interesting shot which are annotated 'Partisan en Jagd'. Scenes of fighting partisans in the area of Smolensk 1941. Dead Russian soldiers. Troops advancing with zeltbahns over them for camouflage with burning villages in the background. German bunkers. An amazing shot of a vehicle with its tail board hanging down with a complete shell, both the casing and head sticking out of the back of the tail board, how this could happen is unknown as normally when a shell is fired from an artillery pieces the cartridge case is ejected and the head is fired from the piece. A very interesting album covering all aspects of the Russian Front campaign with a German medical unit. All images of good exposure.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN FRONT POLICE WAR SERVICE CROSS CITATION. A modern framed A5 size citation, folded once, non punch holed for the War Service Cross 1st class with swords awarded to Polizei Meister D.Sch.Johann Wagner, Kommando Der Schutz Polizei Charkow, dated ‘5.1.1943’ pen signed by an unidentified General of Infantry. This citation is scarce to Police Units and could be interpreted as being a member of one of the Einsatz Gruppen in Russia working on Anti Partisan duties, faint unit ink stamp.
GERMAN WWII SA ARMBAND. Standard red armband and having the central white circlet beautifully machine embroidered in gold with the SA insignia. A couple of nicks to the flag cloth. Complete with its original SA blue paper issue label to the interior of the armband.
GERMAN WWII SA BELT BUCKLE. A nice condition two-piece buckle with a brass central disc and brass body, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA BUCKLE WITH MOBILE SWASTIKA. A mint unissued condition SA buckle, one-piece stamped with the unusual mobile style central swastika.
GERMAN WWII SA BUCKLE. A one-piece all stamped brass enlisted mans buckle with the unusual mobile swastika. This has been on a belt, slight green mould to the interior of the buckle, evidence of the reaction of the brass against leather.
GERMAN WWII SA CAP COCKADE. The central cockade for the SA lager cap or marine visor cap. The SA insignia set on a celluloid background with two securing pins.
GERMAN WWII SA COLLAR PATCH. Finely embroidered ‘21/R89’ on blue background cloth, some staining and wear to the edges as can be seen from our web images.
GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER TRIPLE HANGER. A mint unissued condition triple hanger in leather and nickel for the suspension of the SA dagger to the belt. Three part construction. The nickel sprung loaded clip ‘RZM M5/25’ marked, followed by RZM within a circle. All male/female closing studs working correctly. The longest leather strap faintly RZM marked.
GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER WITH ISSUE TAG. A beautiful condition blade marked ‘RZM M7/42’ with all of its cross grain finish remaining, deep patinated dark grey field to the ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ logo. The wood grip in mid brown good condition with minor abrasions. The plating to the upper and lower grip mounts generally good with some minor fading and bubbling to the upper mounts. The plated mounts to the scabbard fittings mint bright with some spotting to the lower scabbard mount. The paint finish to the central scabbard is absolutely mint with age lines showing through. A high quality SA enamel inset to the grip with deeply formed political eagle. The dagger is fitted with its double section leather hanging strap, of which the clip is ‘RZM M6/71’ stamped, the leather strap RZM marked, also the belt loop is RZM marked to the leather and attached to the whole piece is its original ‘WKC’ quality production tag.
GERMAN WWII SA ERASED ROHM DAGGER. A scarce SA dagger with a very nice blade, the face side having the Ulles Fur Deutschland logo, virtually mint bright with much cross grain original finish remaining. The reverse side has the cross grain grinding marks where the full Rohm inscription has been erased. The dagger has the early Carl Eickhorn trademark. The grinding wheel has only just caught the top of the Eickhorn trademark and it is all still visible. This dagger has recently been discovered within the United Kingdom, it is sleepy, deeply toned and we have no intention of cleaning a time warp item such as this. The dagger is numbered ‘1843’ on the reverse side of the lower cross guard. The scabbard retains a good degree of its original anodised finish with some scratches. There is a large dent to the lower scabbard ball and it is complete with its leather strap, which is missing its small loop. The wood grip generally good with some abrasions, one small chip out of the brown enamel of the SA inset.
GERMAN WWII SA FELDJAGERKORPS SWORD. One of the rare swords of the German Third Reich period being the SA Feldjagerkorps example. The Carl Eickhorn manufactured blade in superb condition, some light scuffs with the central panel etched ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ this is the identical motto as found on SA daggers. The standard D shaped hilt has lost the majority of its gilt. The grip is undamaged and still with its original grip wire. The original owner’s initials, which appear to be ‘BF’ are engraved to the rear langet and overlaid to the front langet is the six sided badge of the Feldjagerkorps with having a central Prussian eagle with swastika to the chest. All fitted into its original scabbard, which has approximately 75% of its original paint finish remaining, some thin patches which can be observed from our web images. Totally undented. The SA Feldjagerkorps was formed in October 1933 as a supplementary police group for use within the State of Prussia. The consisted of former police members and volunteers from existing SA units. The number of members was very small and consequently the sword is extremely rare. The sword is with its original carrying bag.
GERMAN WWII SA FLIEGERSTURME COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of collar patches for an unidentified SA fliegersturme unit. Beautiful soft blue wool construction, surrounded by silver cord with the wing propeller devices to the centre of each shirt patch.
GERMAN WWII SA GORGET. A nice example of the SA heart shaped gorget, some toning and nicotine staining to the plating of the gorget but can be cleaned if so desired, complete with its blue backing material and its original large RZM label and neck chain.
GERMAN WWII SA GORGET. A good example of the heart shaped gorget worn by SA standard bearers. Good nickel finish to the back plate, toned in places, with some verdigris around the tips of the gilded 8 pointed star and central nickel SA circlet with mobile swastika. Gilded bosses, complete with its full length heavyweight neck chain. Maker marked ‘Assmann’ on the uniform retaining hook on the reverse side and complete with its original blue backing cloth. The nickel back plate would benefit from light cleaning. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SA LAGERMUTZE. A nice large size possibly 57 or 58 SA Lagermutze in the classic SA shade of olive. No moth or damage, complete with its M.29 eagle laid onto a triangle of lemon yellow district colour cloth indicating the district of Schlesien. Political pebbled button to the face, green cotton lightweight lining with its large RZM issue label, which over the years has imprinted on the opposite side lining where it has become damp.
GERMAN WWII SA MARCHING BOOTS. A scarce pair of all brown jack boots, which have been worn by a member of the SA or the NSDAP. These are dedicated marching boots with the soles having all of their nails, large heavy heel cleats, leather superb, complete with both black and red canvas pulls to both boots.
GERMAN WWII SA MARINE VISOR CAP COCKADE. The rare central cockade for the SA Marine visor cap, modelled on the standard national cockade but having the SA insignia in frosted white metal to the centre.
GERMAN WWII SA MEMORIAL ALBUM. A memorial album to SA Sturmbahnfuhrer Bruno Schenct. An ablum containing 75 photographs, 40 of which are family and civil interest only. The album opens with an image of Sturnbahnfuhrer Schenct, hatless wearing his SA uniform, half bust with collar patch clear as being a member of the 3rd Company Sturm. The first 40 images, as states previously are of family and mainly concentrated on what are presumable Sturmbahnfuhrer Schenct’s children growing up. The album then moves on to the SA period with images of SA men marching led by officers on horses then a large postcard size photograph of four SA men forming an honour guard around a coffin with a printed label below ‘SA Sturmbahnfuhrer Bruno Schenct who died on the 29th July 1940 in Aachen. The following pages each have a single photograph, postcard size, of excellent composition and clarity on the parade through the town of Bad Segeberg in September 1940. More images of different arms of the Party marching through the city with flags flying high carrying their Deutschland Erwache Standard, Veterans organisations, the NSKK, high ranking civil officials. Views taken with all of the SA members around the grave waiting for the arrival of the internment of the coffin. Unfortunately we have not been able to ascertain the importance of Sturnbahnfuhrer Bruno Schenct, at the very end of the album pasted into the back cover is a booklet which is entitled ‘The Fallen’.
GERMAN WWII SA OR OTHER POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS WAIST BELT. The lighter than the combat weight brown leather waist belt commonly used by the SA and other political organisations.
GERMAN WWII SA RESERVE LARGE SWASTIKA ARMBAND. A rare very high quality armband of the SA Reserve, Extremely wide felt cloth identical in quality to the top quality NSDAP armbands it measures 14cm in width, each side with a section of 15mm silver tress with large central black swastika stitched directly to the main body of the armband. .
GERMAN WWII SA SHIRT. A rare piece of uniform for the SA being the shirt worn under the four pocket tunic, which could also be worn under the black Allgemeine SS tunic. Three button pullover front, long sleeves, complete with original maker’s label woven in silk ‘Bengers’. Three original imitation mother of pearl buttons with matching buttons to the cuffs. Superb condition.
GERMAN WWII SA SHOULDER STRAP. Enlisted ranks shoulder strap with bluish/grey underlay indicating Group Sudeten or Weichfel. Complete with original RZM ticket on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII SA SPORTS ARMBAND. A nice condition all red flag cloth armband with a beautiful Bevo woven in gold insignia for the SA Sport Association to the centre. Complete with its original RZM ticket to the interior.
GERMAN WWII SA ZELTBAHN A rare piece of political equipment being the steel grey zeltbahn issued to SA personnel. The whole sheet is in excellent condition, complete with all its original zeltbahn buttons and its original rope. Complete with its original RZM label, which reads 'SA.Zeltbahn' followed by all its issue numbers with 'RZM' within a circle. Faintly maker stamped with date '1939'. Approximately in mid 2009 we sold a Tornister pack which was identically marked and would be ideal for the same client to purchase this matching zeltbahn.
GERMAN WWII SAAR TINNY. A 1934 tinny in bronze indicating that the Saar is German, complete with tinny type fixing on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLITZEI SHAKO. A very nice condition Schutzpolitzei shako, all green sides with good nap to the green cloth. No moth damage. Black crown and front and back peaks. Some light crazing to the crown area. Correct black strap and aluminium fittings. Large police front plate with police cockade. To the interior the 8 tongued leather liner all intact with original drawstring. The helmet is stamped size ‘57’ with makers transfer adhered to the upper inner crown area.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI ARM EAGLE AND COLLAR PATCHES. The eagle is green weave on police green wool backing, removed from tunic with all stitches remaining and the matching set of collar patches.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI INSIGNIA GROUP. Five individual NCOs shoulder boards, all with green Schutzpolizei underlay.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI LOWER RANKS SHOULDER BOARDS. A very nice unissued set of shoulder boards, still in their original paper wrap, for an Oberwachtmeister of the Schutzpolizei.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI OBERWACHTMEISTER SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched unissued pair of stitch-in shoulder boards for a Schutzpolizei Oberwachtmeister.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI WACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of unused stitch-in shoulder boards for Wachtmeister of the Schutzpolizei in silver and brown cord construction with green rayon underlay.
GERMAN WWII SCHWIMMWAGEN MANUAL AND ORIGINAL POUCH. An incredibly rare item of German military vehicle equipment being the driver’s manual for the highly desirable amphibious vehicle known as the Schwimmwagen. This fully illustrated manual unfortunately has the front cover missing. Image 1 and 2 are completely adrift from the main book, these images show Waffen SS troops operating the Schwimmwagen in water. The book then moves to Image 4, the book is then all intact and finishes at Image 61. It shows the full operation of the vehicle, how the engage the amphibious equipment, all of its electrical and gearing, full graphic details of the construction and operation of the Schwimmwagen. There is another loose sheet at the end, which relates to vehicles and two loose pages, which also relate to the Schwimmwagen, which are numbered Image 69 and Image 70. All contained in its original leatherette vehicle pouch, which was kept with every vehicle, stencilled to the exterior ‘WL’ (indicating a Luftwaffe vehicle) ‘109496’.
GERMAN WWII SERBIAN VOLUNTEER KORPS WAR SERVICE CROSS CITATION. A standard pre printed citation A5 size for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, folded once, non punch holed, awarded to Unteroffizier Karl Freiler for the Staff on the Serbian Volunteer Korps, dated ‘1st September 1944’ ink signature o ‘General Hans Felber’ as military commander of the Southern Division (Serbia) in October 44. This small unit was transferred from Army Command to that of the Waffen SS, its prime operations were against Tito’s Communist Partisans.
GERMAN WWII SHD (SECURITY & ASSISTANCE SERVICE) SHOULDER STRAPS. A scarce pair of the 1940 shoulder straps for an SHD Grade 4 Innendienstleiter, slip-on construction. Some minor oxidisation to the silver lace.
GERMAN WWII SHEEPSKIN LINED FLYING TROUSERS. A set of sheepskin flying trousers very similar in construction to the American flying suit of WWII. All of the three zips, which include the crotch zip and two leg zips are totally original to the trousers. The crotch zip is marked ‘RiRi’, the closing stud and he waist band is ‘Stocko’ and both leg zips again original to the trousers also marked ‘RiRi’. Two front leather pockets both with closing flaps with ‘Flox 6’ male/female closing studs. The trousers are with their original braces.
GERMAN WWII SHOOTING ASSOCIATION SIDE ARM INSIGNIA. The very hard to find circular insignia for the shooting dagger grip. Good enamels. Complete with both of its fitting pins.
GERMAN WWII SHOOTING MEDALLION. A small shooting medallion 4cm in diameter, unissued, non engraved on the reverse side, in its original box.
GERMAN WWII SHUTZPOLIZEI ARM PATCH. A beautifully machine woven Shutzpolizei green and black on police green wool, semi circular, arm badge for a police uniform without a designated town name. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII SIBERIAN COSSACK OSTVOLK MEDAL CITATION. A rare pre printed citation, once folded, non punch holed for the Ostvolk Medal 2nd class in bronze, awarded to a German recipient, Unteroffizier Johann Jager Unit being 3./SIBIR.KOS.REITER RGT.2 awarded 22nd March 1944, pen signed by General Major Helmuth Von Pannwitz who was a Commander of the 1st Cossack Division. Very few documents relating to this unit have survived. In May 1945 the 1st Cossack Division along with their families surrendered to British Forces in Austria, the original agreement was of an understanding that they would not be subsequently handed over to the Soviet Army, they all were, many being killed once they arrived in Soviet occupied territory. Von Pannwitz along with the other Cossack Generals was later hanged in Moscow in 1947.
GERMAN WWII SIGNAL TORNISTER. The rare pack for the signals equipment, this is the non-numbered type, larger than the infantry pack and having multiple interior pockets for equipment. This example is in very good condition, all the fur is excellent and stable. The original thick rough-out russet shoulder straps are present with their underarm straps. There is a clear '41' date to the rear. The inside is good with one mouse chew hole through some of the inner sections, however this does not greatly affect the display-ability whatsoever. The typical leather ancillary small aerial pouch to the interior is good and supple. There is some minor staining to the interior, however the whole unit remains excellent.
GERMAN WWII SIGNALS TROOPS ENLISTED MANS COLLAR PATCHES. A nice set of lemon yellow centred Bevo woven collar patches for the enlisted mans M.36 combat tunic. Each collar patch is laid on a section of dark green uniform cloth. One slight stain to one of the lemon yellow centres.
GERMAN WWII SILESIAN EAGLE 1ST CLASS. The 1st Class Silesian eagle in blackened iron, partly silvered, very fine quality, some slight rusting to the reverse side around the hook area. Instituted on the 19th June 1919 for the Silesian Uprising as part of the Freikorps Oberland.
GERMAN WWII SILESIAN EAGLE 2ND CLASS. The 2nd Class Silesian eagle in blacked iron with partly silvered crest and lettering, complete with its yellow and white ribbon. Instituted on the 19th June 1919 for the Silesian Uprising as part of Freikorps Oberland.
GERMAN WWII SINGLE DECAL WHITEWASH CAMOUFLAGE M.42 HELMET. A barn find recently in Austria untouched condition M.42 camouflage combat helmet. The exterior shell has been painted with one light coat of what appears to be of the issue ordnance tan, traces of the original field grey can be seen through the paint or whitewash as it has been applied lightly. Rust flood bleeding through from the main steel shell. The Army single decal is obvious below the paint finish. On inverting the helmet the thinness of the paint application to the inner skirt is clearly seen. The interior bowl is full of many years of barn of shed storage, the liner is all complete but with the tongues bent and solidified. The chinstrap is also complete with traces of an RB numbers to the very tip of the strap. This was found together with another white painted helmet also listed on this site. On viewing the two helmets together their antecedence can clearly be seen.
GERMAN WWII SINGLE GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER COLLAR PATCH. A good single Ortsgruppe blue piped right hand collar patch, good gilt to all fittings, brown velvet base.
GERMAN WWII SMOKE GRENADE. An M.34 smoke grenade haft having visible markings dated ‘1941’, which has a waffen amt stamp to the head. The threaded ring and end cap to the base of the haft is loose. The head would appear to have had some restoration and looks to be filled to the inside of the head with a form of cement to give it weight. Marked ‘MB HGR’ to the haft also an unidentifiable number and the date ‘1940’ clearly stamped to the head.
GERMAN WWII SMOKE TROOPS COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely scarce set of Bevo woven Bordeaux red centred collar patches for a smoke troops enlisted mans tunic.
GERMAN WWII SOLDBUCH TO A LORIENT DEFENDER. A rare issue of the soldbuch, slight damage to the top of the front cover, to a Defender of the besieged port of Lorient 1944-45. During the siege he served with Werft Regiment Lorient 3 with a pasted in note confirming him to be a Defender of Lorient. Accompanying the soldbuch are two separate single pieces of paper, both are separate ausweises, one confirming him as a member of Festungs (Fortress) Stamm-Truppen XXV dated ‘25th August 1944’ and another single sheet ausweis for Werft Regiment Lorient dated ‘3rd April 1945’. These coastal fortress held out until the very end of the war and are considered rare.
GERMAN WWII SOLDIERS JACK BOOTS. A good set of soldier’s marching boots known as the jack boot amongst collecting circles. The soles have been re-soled, still retaining steel heel and toe cleats but no marching nails with all canvas pulls. Excellent stitching overall. Perfect for the infantryman mannequin. 29cm heel to toe measurement.
GERMAN WWII SOLDIER’S WATER BOTTLE. Standard felt covered aluminium water bottle, some moth nips mainly to the rear of the felt covering with its black painted aluminium cup, of which the majority of the paint is missing. Clearly stamped ‘1941’ close to the handle, complete with its leather cradle, the very tip of the leather closing strap is broken.
GERMAN WWII SPANIEN 1936-39 CUFF TITLE. Probably the rarest of all the army cuff titles, and undoubtedly the most attractive, this gold Bevo woven cuff title in the very finest weave on its red band, instituted in 1939 and was awarded to members of the Panzer and signlas units of the Legion Condor. Faint traces of thread where it was possibly removed from a tunic, it can clearly be seen where the ends have been folded over and thread remains. The majority of this rare cuff title when found are unissued examples.
GERMAN WWII SPANISH CROSS IN GOLD WITH SWORDS. A magnificent condition, absolutely mint non maker marked example of the Spanish Cross in gold with swords. The swords 8 of the Maltese Cross, central swastika, hilts of swords are all frost highlighted. The award is a lovely concave construction, wide tapering pin, could not be bettered in condition, identical to the example dhown on page482 and 483 of Combat badges of the Third Reich vol 2 Luftwaffe by Stephen Thomas Previtera but without a silver marking.
GERMAN WWII SPLINTER PATTERN MITTENS. A mint condition pair of splinter pattern reversible to white camouflage mittens, which are part of the winter padded splinter camouflage suit. Unused condition, complete with original RB stamp numbers to the interior white section. They are identical sizes but with different RB numbers to the interior. Complete with their closure tapes.
GERMAN WWII SPORTS ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP LAPEL PIN. A small lapel pin with tinny type fixing, maker marked on the reverse side in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII SPORTS AUSWEIS. State Physical Training Union members book with photographs and oilcloth pass to a footballer, Julius Friedrich.
GERMAN WWII SPORTS EAGLE. The 7cm x 6cm rectangular Bevo woven sports eagle, black swastika on golden field.
GERMAN WWII SS 8 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A good condition SS 8 year Long Service medal. Some minor spotting to the bronze finish on both sides of the award, complete with its teardrop suspension ring and its blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII SS ALLACH FAWN. A superb example of the white SS Allach fawn, totally undamaged piece standing 29cm in height 22cm in length, the base having the impressed intertwined SS runic symbol, Professor Karner designer marked with model number 84. The well known Allach porcelain factory was the epitome of porcelain art within the Third Reich period.
GERMAN WWII SS ARTILLERY MANS SHOULDER BOARDS. An exact matching pair of slip-on shoulder boards for a Waffen SS artillery man. Black body, field grey underlay, black slip-on tabs with red silk piping.
GERMAN WWII SS BLACK WOUND BADGE CITATION TO HERBERT KOSTER. The standard A5 size citation for the Wound Badge in black, folded once, punch-holed for filing to SS Hauptscharfuhrer, who was a member of SS-Geb.Jag.Ausb.U.Ers.Btl.13 Gen.Komp. Award date ‘25.10.1944’ ink signature of Hospital Doctor with the Hospital over-stamp, award date 18th September 1941 to this member of the 13th SS Mountain Division Handschar.
GERMAN WWII SS BRIGADERFUHRER OSKAR GRUSSENDORF LETTER. A5 sized letter, punch holed for filing, folded four times but lightly, on the headed paper of SS Oberfuhrer and General Major of Police Grussendorf, dated 26th July 1942, the letter is to Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler. A five line letter with pen signature with his rank of SS Oberfuhrer.
GERMAN WWII SS CANTEEN COOKING IMPLIMENT. An aluminium kitchen slice marked ‘SS Unterfuhrer Schul Radolfzell’
GERMAN WWII SS CAR PENNANT. A rare all metal painted SS car pennant, measuring 30cms x 16cms, standard black painted finish with white SS runes within a circlet. The edge of the flag both sides in a twisted cord of black and white, which simulates the black and silver twisted cord of early Allgemeine collar patches. Some slight rusting that can be seen from our web images. Complete with its fixing brackets, which are in nickel and one is marked ‘RZM M1 61’.
GERMAN WWII SS CAVALRY SCHOOL GRAVY BOAT. A rare piece of china from the SS Cavalry School in Munich, a gravy boat maker marked and having the large twin SS runic symbol in white on a black circle within the glazeon both sides of the gravy boat, Accompanying this plate are copies of the two ‘1943’ dated letters and one ‘1946’ dated letter. The two 1943 dated letters are from Karl Wirthmiller who was the head of the canteen in the SS Cavalry School, there is an accompanying 1946 dated letter from a lawyer in Munich in German but with a English, over stamped reading ‘A barrister authorised by the Military Government to work in law’. The letter relates to the sale of the building, which originally was the SS Cavalry School, it was from these sources that the china was obtained The SS runic symbol is on both sides of the gravy boat, maker marked to the base ‘Bauscher Weiden’. . Regimentals do have the originals of this paperwork and will be selling them with the last piece of china available, which is a large dinner platter.
GERMAN WWII SS CROATIAN BADGE IN BRONZE, WAFFEN SS CITATION. A very rare citation amongst a group of documents for the award of the SS Croatian Badge to Franz Dipold who served in the 7th SS Mountain Division Prinz Eugen. The citation is dated ‘25th April 1944’ A5 size, folded once and punch-holed for filing, together with a very small version of his SS service file containing 10 other documents relating to his service and including his rare previous Yugoslav Army soldbuch with a photograph of him in Yugoslav Army uniform.
GERMAN WWII SS CROATIAN BELT BUCKLE. A very rare all steel buckle belonging to the Einsatz Staffel of the Volks Deutsche Gruppe in Croatia. Good finish remaining, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SS DEUTSCHLAND SCHELLENBAUM CENTRE. An historic artefact of WWII being a highly attractive and impressive 33cm circumference Schellenbaum centrepiece as carried by Allgemeine SS Regiment 1 Deutschland. One minor piece of damage to one of the tips of the centrepiece at 4 o’clock. Excellent gilt remaining overall, all silvering remaining to the central double sided swastikas with some thinness in places and all of the black painted finish to the lower field complete with the exception of 1.5 cm scratch. The centrepiece is 1.5cm thick at its central raised point and the item is hollow, it still has its internal wood liner for the pole to run through to fit to the complete Schellenbaum. Accompanying out web images is an image of an Allgemeine SS man from SS Regiment 1 Deutschland holding this Schellenbaum. We should also assume that the same design of the centre was used by Regiments Germania and Der Fuhrer. A highly impressive display item.
GERMAN WWII SS DIVISION FRUNDSBERG IDENTITY DISC. A somewhat corroded all tin one-piece splitable identity disc for a member of the Staff Company No.10 of SS Panzer Division Frundsberg. Lettering reads ‘STA-10.SS-PZ.DIV.FRUNDSBERG Nr.7’.
GERMAN WWII SS FIGURES. Three sawdust and glue figures non maker marked SS marching men, all identical wearing black kepis. Two of the swastikas on the armband are visible, one has lost its paint.
GERMAN WWII SS FLAK HELPERS ARM SHIELD. A rare printed triangular form arm shield for SS Flak Helpers, normally worn above the Foreign voluenteers armband, a rare image of this insignia being worn is on page 470 of Cloth Insignia of the SS by John R Angolia.
GERMAN WWII SS FORMER POLICE ARM LOZENGE. A rare piece of SS insignia being the lozenge shaped Bevo woven police insignia, which was worn by SS members who served as former policemen. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SS HAUPTAMTES OFFICERS PRESENTATION PLATE. A beautiful condition birthday present being a 30cm in circumference pottery plate with the complete rim surrounded by SS and runic symbols. To the reverse side within the base is coloured ‘Zum Geburtstag 1942 Der Chef Des SS-Hauptamtes’ (On the birthday of 1942 of the Chief of the SS Head Office.
GERMAN WWII SS INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A rare single A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault badge to a member of the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division Latvian, awarded to Waffen Grenadier Aivars Riekstinjsh of 12./Waffen-Gren.Rgt.D.SS 33 (LETT.NR.4), dated ‘13th April 1945’, ink signature of Waffen SS Standartenfuhrer Junums. Excellent condition, non punch holed, folded once. After heavy fighting against the Soviets in West Prussia the remains of the division were formed into a Kampfgruppe, 40 officers, 126 NCO’s and 658 men managed to fight their way over the river Elbe and surrendered to the Americans. Much research is available on Standartenfuhrer Junums, he was appointed Commander of the 4th Volunteer Regiment Latvian Legion in April 43 and awarded the German Cross in Gold in January 45.
GERMAN WWII SS INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. SCHYKOWSKI. The A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to Waffen Grenadier Heinrich Schykowski who was a member of 14./Waffen-Gren.Rgt.D.SS 33 (LETT.NR.4) awarded 6th April 1945, pen signed by German Cross in gold winner Waffen SS Standartenfuhrer Janums with unit issue rubber stamped. A rare citation.
GERMAN WWII SS IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS CITATION. An excellent condition A5 size once folded citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class, punch-holed for filing. Pre printed standard citation awarded to SS Sturmmann Emil Bottcher of the 13./SS-Pz. Gren.Rgt.39, awarded 24th December 1944 with ink signature of SS Oberfuhrer Wilhelm Trabandt, Knights Cross Winner awarded 6th January 1944 with unit rubber ink stamp. Probably awarded for the bitter fighting around Altsohl South East of Budapest.
GERMAN WWII SS JAGDVERBAND SUDOST WEHRPASS. An ultra rare standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued late war to a member of SS Jagdverband Sudost, this was the special unit formed for commando operations mainly behind enemy lines by Otto Skorzany. The original owner, Josef Matheis, was a Volks Deutsche born in 1927 in Croatia. Pass photograph shows Matheis wearing M.43 tunic, hatless, clearly showing SS runic collar patch with the over-stamp to the photograph as an SS Panzer Grenadier unit. Page 11 showing details of service from the 3rd November 1944 with a Panzer Grenadier unit with page 12 showing the same unit detail plus on the 9th April 1945 a member of SS/Jagdverband Sudost. Very few details in the remainder of the wehrpass apart of the issue of weapons, nevertheless a very rare document to this unit.
GERMAN WWII SS KARL SCHULZ GAU TREFFEN 1937 & PHOTOGRAPHS. From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE is a beautifully illustrated set of folded programme of events card for the Gau Treffen 1937 and 38, printed in the highest German quality of the pre war era with an example of the Gau Treffen Westfalen-Nord large tinny with its original pin fitting, maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side, all from the estate of Karl Schulz with an accompanying group of 10 photographs relating to the German Police administrating the Gau Treffen.
GERMAN WWII SS KARL SCHULZ POLITICAL LEADERS IDENTITY CARD. From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE is a double sided printed card issued to Karl Schulz 13th June 1936 with party number 22,175 from Gau Westfalen-Nord with another accompanying what appears to be a payment card with two unidentified signatures.
GERMAN WWII SS MANS ERNST ROHM INSCRIPTED DAGGER. The rarest of all of the non honour daggers of the SS is the SS mans dagger with its original full and undamaged Ernst Rohm inscription. This is the classic Eickhorn example, the blade is full length with its full original inscription, also its full original SS motto. There is evidence of some slightly cleaned corrosion to the area of the SS motto, which includes the word ‘heist’, this is completely evident on our web site images. There is also a minor touch of corrosion across the word ‘Kameradschaft’ to the Ernst Rohm inscription. The ebony wood grip is completely undamaged with two minor splits to the base. Heavy nickel grip fittings, totally undamaged SS runic inset with a good high quality national eagle. The original owner’s number of ‘88085’ is stamped below the lower cross guard with the Roman numeral ‘I’ stamped to the exterior face side of the lower cross guard. The eagle is the typical long neck Eickhorn style eagle. The throat of the scabbard is the typical thick Eickhorn style throat. The nickel plating of the scabbard mounts is good. A very minor indentation to the ball at the base of the lower scabbard mount. The scabbard retains virtually all its original lacquer over its anodised finish with slight chipping with a very minor indentation to the scabbard body to the upper right side of the lower scabbard mount. The dagger is complete with its deep brown bordering on black hanging strap and belt loop.
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GERMAN WWII SS NEBELWERFER IDENTITY DISC. A rare zinc one-piece splitable identity disc to soldier number ‘3016’ stamping reads ‘SS-WERFER-AUSB.ERS.ART’. Some minor corrosion on the reverse side. Any form of identity for whatever arm of service to a Nebelwerfer unit is rare.
GERMAN WWII SS NORDLAND CROAT CITATIONS GROUP. A rare citation for the Ante Pavelic medal in bronze to a Waffen SS man serving in SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment 23 Nord, part of the 11th SS Panzer Grenadier Division Nordland. Dated ‘1944’. The citation measures 25 x 18cm, ink stained, folded a number of times, non puch-holed. The medal was awarded to ‘Leonard Meyer’ accompanied by a September 1942 standard A5 citation for the Winter Medal in the East issued to SS Rottenfuhrer Leonard Meyer. Pen signed by Obersturmbannfuhrer and Regimental Commander. The Croatian Medal was awarded for anti partisan operations from September/November 43.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSCHUTZ ARM PATCH. A mint unissued condition very finely embroidered silver grey on black backing cloth SS Oberschutz patch, from the B.L.Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER KARL SCHULZ 27 SA & POLITICAL IMAGES. From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE are 27 mainly small format images all from the estate of Karl Schulz, showing gatherings of BDM girls, group meetings, some images are annotated on the reverse side, a good postcard size image of a group of political leaders, parades, vehicles.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER KARL SCHULZ PAPERWORK. A very rare SS clothing booklet from the estate of Karl Schulz, SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. Offered here is his original Schutzstafel Der NSDAP Kleiderkasse, which is in effect a clothing order book. The front cover having added drawings of mobile swastika, runic symbols and central SS logo surrounded by leaf work, the SS runes are pressed into the cover and he has highlighted this with the additions. This is a 1940 catalogue and is 30 pages full of illustrations of the uniforms and uniform parts that could be ordered by an SS officer both in the Allgemeine form in black and field grey for the Waffen SS with accompanying price list. With the price list there is an original 1942 order form which has been filled out by Karl Schulz. This booklet is an extremely rare item.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER KARL SCHULZ QUANTITY OF PAPERWORK. 7 items from the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE is his Golden Party Badge sheet with lyrics for either a song or a poem printed to the reverse composed by the early Third Reich Leader Dietrich Eckart. A letter on Special Staff Litzmannstadt headed paper. A4 sized award document from Heinrich Himmler printed signature, awarding the SS Mann the Jul Lichter, the awardee being Karl Schultz. A letter to Obersturmbannfuhrer Schulz from the Leading Officer in the Reichs Propaganda Office for Litzmannstadt dated ‘30th April 42’, the letter relates to Hitler’s birthday. An original calling card of Karl Schulz. A Reichbahn pass card for Munster signed by Schulz, photographed in Allgemeine uniform wearing his cap. A further A5 size document printed Himmler signature, which would appear to be for a Julfest.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER KARL SCHULZ WORK BOOK FOR 1922. From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE is his work book for 1922, 23 page booklet signed by Schulz.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER KARL SHULZ 63 PHOTO IMAGES. From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Charles Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE are 63 mounted on card images of Karl Schulz in various poses with other SS officers wearing field grey uniform, also many family and holiday shots.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER SCHULZ ARBEITSFRONT MEMBERSHIP CARD. From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE is the double folded card being the membership card of Karl Schulz for the German Workers Front the DAF. Membership number 3667234 dated ’20.12.1933’ with stamps to the interior for subscriptions for 1934 and 35 with three accompanying receipts from the DAF probably for his subscriptions.
GERMAN WWII SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER SCHULZ DAUER AUSWEIS (IDENTITY CARD). From the estate of Karl Schulz. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz born February 7th 1905 died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920, he was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area. He was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Gruppe Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schulz was dismissed from the full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment. He also sat a Deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1940 he was leader in the Polish Lotz Ghetto. NSDAP Party number 22,175, which is a very low number, SS membership number 15,838 also low. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this was all split including some uniform parts and we have a large quantity of the documentation. OFFERED HERE is a 13cm x 10cm single printed ausweis awarded to Karl Schulz in January 1938. Single green card with his printed party number 22,175, printed into the card is the outline of the memorial day of Lippe 15.1.1936, a rose over a swastika. Complete with its original tinny suspension to the reverse and maker marked in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII SS OFFICER SWORD. A very fine example of an SS officers sword, one of the best we have had in many years. 91cm in overall length, the blade is in excellent condition, evidence of slight cleaning. This example is without a maker to the blade indicating that this is early heavy nickel production. At the join between the blade and the D guard hilt is the standard white leather thick washer. Underneath the washer is the standard SS marking, which matches exactly the SS marking on the throat of the upper scabbard mount. The blade has a good tight fit to the scabbard when returning the sword from being drawn. All of the nickel plating to the hilt, top cap and fittings in very nice condition. The ebony grip is completely undamaged with all its wire wrap intact. The central runic circlet complete with slight thinness of the black finish between the two runic symbols. The bottom chape to the sword also very nicely nickel plated with some thinness. All of the finish to the scabbard is original to the sword, there are no indentations and the sword is finished off with its excellent condition silver portapee knot. On opening the top cap of the hilt reveals a covered cap below, this is an important feature of the early nickel swords. When these swords were presented they were always accompanied by a signed presentation document from Heinrich Himmler. This would be an ideal accompaniment for a collector who possibly has the matching early nickel plated SS officers dagger.
GERMAN WWII SS OFFICERS JACK BOOTS. A virtually mint pair of SS officers long jack boots, marked ‘SS 998/38 RZM’ to both heels and to the inner upper front of each boot. Both boots complete with their pulls. Minor evidence of wear use inside of the boot. Superb condition exterior.
GERMAN WWII SS OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. A slightly oxidised but very rare sword knot for the SS sword. The band steel is twisted and folded where removed from a sword. The acorn is in excellent condition with good clear SS runic symbols on both sides.
GERMAN WWII SS OFFICERS SWORD. A standard nice condition E.Pack & Son D shaped hilted ordnance sword with SS runic symbols removed. Excellent full length blade, bright, all of the silvering to the D shaped guard being mint bright. The paint finish to the scabbard is overall very good with just minor abrasions. The sword fitted with its leather portapee knot. On one side of the langet the initials engraved ‘JSB’, to the reverse side the runic symbols have been removed with a grinder, it can clearly be seen the tips both upper and lower and centre of the SS runic symbols, which were present. Condition:
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GERMAN WWII SS OR POLITICAL STYLE BREAD BAG An interesting item and quite possibly of SS origin, this is in a deep grey green colour and is of a slightly lighter weight canvas than Armed Forces issue types. The buttons are typical early zinc type with a WWI style single water bottle mounting as well as twin D rings riveted to the reverse.
GERMAN WWII SS PANZER INSIGNIA. A very rare single shoulder board for the SS Division Panzer School . Black centred board, pink silk piped, two rank pips and surrounding tress for the rank of Hauptscharfuhrer with a matching gothic ‘L’ between the two rank pips. Slip on version with its black woollen/canvas tab.
GERMAN WWII SS PANZER ASSAULT BADGE CITATION TO GUSTAV HANSEN. A nice condition A5 size citation, folded once, to SS Rottenfuhrer Gustav Hansen, a member of the Sicherungs-Kp./17.SS-Pz.Gren.Div.’G.V.B’ (Gotz Von Berlichingen) dated ‘13th September 1944’ probably for the defensive fighting south of Metz. Unit issue rubber stamped, ink signature of Standartenfuhrer E.Deisenhofer, who was awarded the Knights Cross on the 8th May 1942.
GERMAN WWII SS PANZER GRENADIER REGIMENT GERMANIA CITATION. A citation for the Infantry Assault badge in bronze, A5 size, punch-holed for filing, folded once with some age foxing and slight scuffing to the left hand edge. The Infantry Assault badge in bronze awarded to SS Rottenfuhrer Horst Sepekowsky of the 9./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.’G’, probably awarded for the defensive fighting near Warsaw in October 1944. Unit issue rubber stamped, ink signature of an unidentified Untersturmfuhrer. Date of award ‘1.11.1944’.
GERMAN WWII SS PIONEER NCO SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board with black silk piping for Pioneer unit, black centre, with one single row of tress surrounding the board for the rank of SS Unterscharfuhrer. Some oxidisation to the silver tress, complete with its wool and canvas slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII SS PIONEER SHOULDER BOARD. A service worn single slip-on shoulder board for an SS Pioneer Mann. One single shoulder board, black silk piped for Pioneer, black centre for SS with field grey underlay and its single slip-on attachment tag.
GERMAN WWII SS POLICE PANZER GRENADIER DIVISION IDENTITY DISC. A nice condition one-piece zinc splitable identity disc to soldier ‘932’ in the 4/SS-Pol.Pz.Gren. Div.’ With blood group marking of ‘B’. One minor spot of corrosion on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII SS PRESENTATION MEIN KAMPF BOX. We have been fortunate in acquiring a number of these boxes over the past two years, this example is in generally excellent condition, the top cover having its SS runes with swastika below with laurel leaf carving to the outer edge. The base of the box is also good, quite often these boxes open at the seams after years, this has one joint slightly open and interestingly this is the only box we have ever obtained that has been lined to the inside by the owner in red velvet. Slight chipping to the wood on the upper edge of the part of the box that contains the Mein Kampf. These boxes with the presentation Mein Kampf were given to SS personnel on their wedding day. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SS ROTTONFUHRER ARM PATCH. The sleeve insignia, twin inverted silver lace strips on black backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII SS SIGNALLER SLEEVE DIAMOND. A mint unissued condition lozenge shaped sleeve diamond, very finely embroidered lightning blitz in grey embroidery on black Melton cloth background.
GERMAN WWII SS TYPEWRITER. A Mercedes Superba typewriter, complete with its original ribbon. To the third key top left above the number 3 are the SS runes. These were dedicated typewriters for use by the SS, the ‘Mercedes’ lettering good and clear, all of the keys intact, good colour to other keys. To the upper right hand side of the frame has been applied the face part only of an NSDAP membership badge, this would appear to be an original item, however a collector over the intervening years has added to the outside of the carrying box a reproduction SS cap eagle, which we have left in place. The carrying handle is broken. Light rust to some of the keys. This item is offered as an historical object only and we cannot guarantee its function.
GERMAN WWII SS WAR CORRESPONDANT’S SOLDBUCH AND WEHRSTAMMBUCH. An extremely rare grouping of early type soldbuch without facility for a photograph to SS Schutz Heinrich Peetz, award shown in the soldlbuch include the NSDAP 10 year Long Service medal, the Entry into Sudetenland medal, the Old Fighters arm chevron for the SS, War Service Cross 2nd class. His wehrstammbuch is full of details about his service. There is some damp damage towards the rear of the file but everything is still legible containing full service details including certificate of his appointment to the SS Kriegsberichter-Abt and he served with the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. There is also a photograph in civilian dress. It would appear that this wehrstammbuch was at one stage in Russian hands as there is wording to the front cover in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
GERMAN WWII SS WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS WITH SWORDS CITATION. HONESCH. A nice condition punch-holed for filing, non folded, A5 size citation to a Polizei Oberwachtmeister Alfred Honesch serving on the Staff of the SS Police Leader of Oberitalien West. Facsimile signature of Heinrich Himmler dated ‘20th April 45’. A very rare issue from Heinrich Himmler’s train when it was near Prenzlau.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRSTAMMBUCH. The wehrstammbuch is the record book of each individual soldier held at depot headquarters, it holds the full details of the individual soldier and his service records and awards. This particular example is stamped ‘SS’ to the top left hand corner, it also has some Russian ink writing indicating that the soldier was a prisoner of the Russians. It all relates to the soldier Horst Greinke who was born 17th June 1921, it would appear that he was a member of the SS Gebergs Jager Regiment Reinhard Heydrich, there are many accompanying typed letters regarding his service, one of which relates to his service in 5.(Gen)Komp.SS-Geb.Jager-Ers.Btl.Nord. The whole file is worthy of further research.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRSTAMMBUCH. The wehrstammbuch is the personal file of the men that were kept at the local recruiting office and as he moves from unit to unit details are recorded in his wehrstammbuch. This example belonging to Kurt Rosner born on the 26th July 1907. Joined in September 1944 and was a member of SS Pz.Ausb.U.Erts.Bt.3. transferred to the SS Rekrutendepot Kurmark in October 44. The loose photograph within the file in civilian dress, he had an interesting military training section showing him able to use the Polish P.35 Radom pistol, an Italian submachine gun, the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck. In the last days of the war the Kurmark Division was one of those almost destroyed in the Halbe Cauldron.
GERMAN WWII SS WESTLAND IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece lightweight zinc splitable identity disc for soldier number ‘85’ in 13./SS-RGT.WESTLAND’. The 13th Company were part of the 5th SS Panzer Division Viking.
GERMAN WWII SS/VT ARTILLERY MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A very rare item of headress from the SS being the pre war SS/VT Artillery unit enlisted mans oversea,s cap. Standard M 38 Army issued cap in a size 57 , overall the nap of the cloth has disappeared with the nap under the side flaps still evident , the metal Totenkopf button is RZM marked , Artillery Red waffenfarbe in V section to front with its rare SS triangular form eagle to side of cap.,some minor moth nips to cap especially under the waffenfarbe,the interior lining is the standard ribbed heavy cotton twill , the cap is devoid of any markings,all of the white stitching to cap has bleached to a very light cream with the passage of years.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM BUCKLE. A nice condition all brass with nickel overlay plate buckle for a member of the Stalhelm. One small chip out of the lower left hand corner of the brass buckle, good form to the central overlay plate, complete with its double pronged fixing system.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM HANNOVER ARM BADGE. A nicely machine woven prancing horse of Hannover in red, white and gold mounted on a backing material with hooks on the reverse side for attaching to a Stalhelm tunic and being able to remove it.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM MEMBERSHIP PIN. The small steel helmet stamped to front the Iron Cross followed by ‘Der Stalhelm’ with tinny type fixing to reverse side, measuring 25 x 15mm.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM ORGANISATION BELT AND BUCKLE. An extremely nice combination, the brown leather belt virtually mint with its olive drab painted Stalhelm Organisation all one-piece steel buckle.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM STANDARD-BEARER’S GORGET. Possibly the largest and definitely the heaviest of all of the Third Reich period gorgets being that of the Stalhelm organisation measuring 17 x 16cm overall, this large double constructed gorget showing the Stalhelm eagle with steel helmet to the front with its extremely complicated constructed suspension chain.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM WESTFALEN DISTRICT ARM BADGE. A very nice Bevo woven cut from roll arm badge for the Stalhelm district of Westfalen.
GERMAN WWII STATE SERVICE ARMBAND. Very nicely machine woven outstretched wing eagle and swastika in black on yellow field for people in the service of the State.
GERMAN WWII STEEL AMMUNITION TIN. A typical factory tan finnished all stell box with russet rust and a reasonable percentage of original tan paint reamianing, lid functions well marked BZT 43
GERMAN WWII STRAIGHT ENTRECHING TOOL 1934 DATED. A straight entrenching tool, the spade without any corrosion, slight rust with one split to the steel. Marked ‘JOHN A.G. 1934’ with Weimar period acceptance stamp. Wood haft good, painted green indicating it may have been used by Norwegian forces after WWII.
GERMAN WWII STRAIGHT ENTRECHING TOOL F.A.SCH 40 MARKED. A good straight entrenching tool, unpainted wood haft, the wood to the haft excellent. Some light surface rust to the spade head with a few minor indentations to the sharpened edge. Marked to the spade ‘F.A.SCH.40’.
GERMAN WWII STRAIGHT ENTRECHING TOOL LC 38. A good condition straight entrenching tool without leather carrier, wood haft excellent, unpainted. Only slight surface rusting to the edges of the spade head and to parts of the reverse side. Clearly marked ‘LC 38’.
GERMAN WWII STRAIGHT ENTRENCHING TOOL. DATED 40 REX. A good condition straight entrenching tool, the spade section with just minor rust on the reverse side. Marked with the manufacturer’s logo with the name ‘REX’ with the date ‘40’. Wood haft good, the haft itself is painted in green paint indicating that it possibly was used by Norwegian forces after WWII.
GERMAN WWII STRASSEN-ERLAUBNIS ARMBAND. Lovely condition black printed on white field road related armband with faint traces of original area stamp to the left hand side of the ‘S’ to Strassen.
GERMAN WWII STUG 3 ORIGINAL PRESENTATION MODEL. A fabulous model measuring 26.5 x 13 of the mobile assault gun known as the Sturmgeschutz Stug 3. During WWII the concept of the mobile assault gun was primarily used by the forces of the Third Reich in the Soviet Union, the Germans were the first to develop the concept culminating in the Sturmgeschutz 3. Armed with a high velocity duel purpose 75mm gun the training ground for these assault gun battalions was in Burg, Lower Saxony. This excellent possibly apprentice made model was presented to an officer in Burg in 1944. It is perfectly detailed, the 75mm gun traverses from left to right plus elevates up and down and is still with its original camouflage paint finish. There is evidence of slight damage to the left rear fender and minor scratches and some corrosion, it is complete with its original chain linked track and original stencilling, it is mounted on its original WWII presentation angled raised wooden plaque on a flat base with presentation script underneath a section of glass. The only item that appears to be missing from the model is the aerial from behind the turret. The model completely lifts off its base, it is only secured by placing the chains into a series of four fixed nails, adhered to the wooden base is its original presentation label reading ‘Gift to Major Haurberg with best wishes 3rd July 1944’ and dated ‘1.7.44 Burg’ all contemporary to the period. In the world of period models this is a superb example and ranks amongst the best we have ever had.
GERMAN WWII STYRIAN (AUSTRIAN) NAZI PARTY MEMBERSHIP PIN. A very rare Austrian Styrian circular pierced membership badge constructed in aluminium with coloured central shield. 20mm in circumference. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side with its small tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII SUMMER WEIGHT SIGNALS MOUNTAIN ATTACHED OFFICERS TUNIC. A good well service worn unlined M.36 officers tunic, barrel cuffs, four pockets with pleats and flaps, wear to the collar in a lighter shade of green than the main body of the tunic with much wear to the collar edge. Fitted with a set of Oberleutnant’s shoulder boards with lemon yellow underlay indicating Signals Regiment with gilt regimental numbers ‘67’ to each shoulder board. Matching collar patches with lemon yellow centres, a bullion wire officers breast eagle and to the left hand sleeve a silver wire NCO’s edelweiss badge, twin medal ribbon bar of the War Service Cross with swords plus East Front Medal. Loops to the right hand breast for two awards and Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. A dagger hanger fitted to the interior of the jacket. A nice service worn tunic ideal for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII SUN & SAND GOGGLES. A pair of the leather framed tinted lens elasticised strap goggles known as the Sun & Sand goggles.
GERMAN WWII SWORD/DAGGER HANGER. The all leather sword hanger with its nickel plated clip, the aperture for the belt is narrower than the standard size of German waist belt as this was worn with the under belt under the tunic.
GERMAN WWII T SHAPED ARMY M.43 CAP EAGLE. The very difficult to find one-piece T shaped national eagle and cockade for fitting to the army M.43 cap.
GERMAN WWII TAG DER ARBEIT 1935 DAY BADGE. All aluminium day badge, complete with its reverse pin fixing and maker marked in raised relief. Excellent condition. 35mm x 45mm dimensions.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT 25 CITATION GROUPING. An excellent 7 citation grouping to a Panzer man. A5 size Iron Cross citation 2nd class to Obergefreiten Dreyer, slightly dirty folded once, award date ‘13th March 1944’ with full long signature in ink for General Leutnant Freiherr Von Bodenhausen. Commander of the 12th Panzer Division with ‘12th Panzer Division’ ink stamp. A5 size citation, once folded to Dreyer for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, dated 30th January 1944 also with Von Bodenhausen’s full signature. Panzer Assault Badge in silver, folded once slightly frayed edges dated ‘27th April 1943’ with a ink signature of an unidentified Commanding Officer. A5 size citation for Wound Badge in black to the 6./Panzer-Regiment 29 dated ‘20th March 1942’ with a pencil signature of an unidentified Major and Company Commander. Drivers Badge in silver to the 6th Company Panzer Regiment 29 with an unidentified ink signature, dated ‘12th May 1944’. A5 size citation for the Drivers Badge in bronze, once folded, torn along the fold with an unidentified Captain’s signature. A5 size citation, once folded, some light tears very frail for the 25 Tank Assault Badge in silver dated ‘September 1944’ with Oberstleutnant Regiment Commander’s signature. Two photographs of Dreyer one postcard size but trimmed at the base wearing his black Panzer wrap over uniform, hatless. Another small photograph, hatless wearing check shirt under his black Panzer wrap over jacket. At the time of his Panzer Assault Badge in silver award the unit was fighting in Kurland and became part of Panzer Division Muncheberg operating east of Berlin 1945.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. Non maker marked. Semi hollow back. Only faint traces of the original bronze finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A rare manufacturer having L shaped clip with brass pin and hinge, traces of the original silver finish remaining, good detail to the tank and eagle.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE LAPEL PIN. A nice example of the civilian dress lapel pin, Tank Assault Badge in silver. 16mm x 10mm.
GERMAN WWII TENO OFFICERS DAGGER GRIP. An undamaged yellow grip for the Teno officers dagger.
GERMAN WWII TENO 1943 SHOULDER BOARD. A 1943 model shoulder board for a Teno Zugfuhrer. Black underlay, silver, black and white lace, this is a slip-on shoulder board of which the slip-on tab is missing.
GERMAN WWII TENO 1943 UNTERWACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. Standard brown exterior with black underlay indicating Teno.
GERMAN WWII TENO 1943 UNTERWACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. Standard brown exterior with black underlay indicating Teno.
GERMAN WWII TENO AWARD UNCASED. A most beautiful example of the Teno award for technical service with ‘1922’ tablet at base. Totally undamaged enamels to the red, silver and black central Teno insignia. Maker marked ‘Karl Hensler, Pforzheim’ to the pin with the reverse of the central motif marked ‘Ges Gesch’ and numbered ‘2278’.
GERMAN WWII TENO EAGLE. The machine embroidered grey Teno type eagle on its triangular form Hessian backing. Totally unused.
GERMAN WWII TENO ENLISTED MANS HEWER. An extremely clean Teno enlisted mans hewer, excellent blade with full markings of the Eickhorn company plus the Teno insignia. Matched numbers ‘5814’ etched to the blade below the Teno style eagle and swastika and matched number stamped to the throat of the scabbard ‘5814’. Good tight fitting to the scabbard. The white grips are completely undamaged. Some lack of the lacquer to the hilt but still much of the original black patinated chemical finish within the lower field of the eagle and swastika cross guard and in the areas of the cogwheel insignia. Plating good to the upper and lower scabbard mounts without any indentations. All original screws in place with good black painted finish to the scabbard with minor scratches.
GERMAN WWII TENO ENLISTED MANS OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. Beautifully Bevo woven in silver wire on navy blue background, already folded into its triangular form for fitting to the overseas cap. Bevo woven ‘Ges Gesch’ to the material on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII TENO ENLISTED MANS OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. Beautifully Bevo woven in silver wire on navy blue background, already folded into its triangular form for fitting to the overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII TENO OFFICERS DAGGER. An extremely good condition Teno officers dagger. The blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining with a clear deep etch Eickhorn trademark plus the Teno insignia. The leather washer is still in place between the blade and the underside of the cross guard. Stamped to the blade number ‘2273’ with matching stamping to the throat of the scabbard ‘2273’. The deep orange hilt undamaged. A very minor lifting of plating to the top pommel and cross guard. The top pommel still has some of the patinated black finish still remaining between the notches of the cogwheel. The dagger is fitted with a silver portapee knot. The scabbard retains virtually all of the patinated factory finish.
GERMAN WWII TENO OFFICERS DAGGER. Generally good blade by Eickhorn with its Eickhorn and its Teno logo etched to the blade, slight dullness. The blade is stamped ‘0440’ which matches to the same stamp number to the upper throat of the scabbard, the scabbard itself retaining much of its original blackened finish. The hilt has some slight loss of plating around the cross guard area and slight loss to the central areas of the cogwheel pommel top. The grip itself with no cracks but small portions missing to the celluloid at the very base of the grip where it butts to the lower cross guard.
GERMAN WWII TENO OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. The most beautifully woven in Bevo weave silvered eagle of the Teno on its blue backing for fitting to the Teno overseas cap. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII THE BOOK OF THE ARMY, DAS BUCH VOM HEER. Interesting good condition work measuring 23 x 16 cms, Das Buch Vom Heer, written by a Major Von Zeska from the OKW. Official NSDAP acceptance stamp from Gau Schleswig-Holstein to the upper inner cover, copyright 1940 with message and facsimile signature of the head of the army Field Marshall Von Brauchitsch. It relates the history of the army from 1918 to 1938. 207 pages of text with over 60 black and white photographs. For those interested in the development and history of the new German Army this is an excellent work.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH FRAUENSCHAFT (WOMEN’S MEMBERS BADGE.) Measuring 4.5x4 cm, beautiful enamel, one minor crack in the central white arm. ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief on reverse side with high quality tinny pin fixing. Condition:
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL 2ND CLASS. All finish remaining with its complete ribbon.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH MINING OFFICIAL BANDSMAN’S TUNIC. An extremely nice tunic of a bandsman within a Third Reich period mining band. Standard black ribbed material, identical in weave to the Allgemeine SS uniform. Black velvet collar. Very nice black velvet trimmings to the upper arms with the shoulders having the bandsman’s nests. All matching cross hammers buttons. Complete lining. No moth, damage or staining.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER STRAPS. A good service worn matching set of aluminium fitted hanging straps for the naval officers dagger. Good condition braid with all dark blue velvet backing complete. Good gilding with rubbing to the high spots, complete with its original aluminium steadying chain, all of the attachment clips are present with all their springs working. It is always important with naval officers dagger straps to check that the lion mask on each strap are identical.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH NSDAP 10 YEAR SERVICE MEDAL. This is the thin version of the 10 year Service medal. Good finish in bronze to the face side, slight oxidisation on the reverse, with its original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH POLICE SHAKO EAGLE. Mint unissued condition, still with its original fitting nuts and washers. Condition:
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH SPORTS ASSOCIATION LEADERS BADGE IN WHITE METAL. A 15mm width sports Association badge marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side plus makers marking all in raised relief. Fine detail to the eagle, complete with its civilian dress twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH SPORTS BOOK. The sports record book of Verner Jahn, a member of the Hitler Youth Marine. Photograph in the interior page of Jahn in his naval Hitler Youth uniform, awards of the National Youth Sports Badge, the DRA in bronze, he was a member of the Magdeburg VMV an early HJ related marine use society.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ENAMEL BADGE. A lovely condition Frauenschaft award in triangular form measuring 4.5 cms. The enamel is undamaged but slightly flat, complete with its tinny type pin construction in raised relief on the reverse side and marked in raised relief ‘RZM’ within a circle over the number ‘63’.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH WOUND BADGE IN BLACK, MINT. A very nice condition totally unused example of the one-piece struck Wound Badge in black.
GERMAN WWII TINNY GROUPING. Three rare plastic tinnies, 1938 to 39 Mediterranean trip for KDF complete with original fixing pin, Gau Day 1935 for East Hanover, complete with fixing pin, Nord See SA Day 1939 complete with fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII TIPCO STAFF CAR AND TOWED GUN. A very nice condition German staff car possibly produced by the company Tipp & Co with the trade name known as Tipco. Excellent paint finish. No broken parts. Complete with a towed Pak anti tank gun.
GERMAN WWII TOTENKOPF TRADITION BADGE. A one-piece stamped aluminium Totenkopf tradition badge with one pin missing, worn between the national eagle and the national cockade on caps being worn by the regimental staff of the 1st and 2nd Battalion Headquarters 1st, 4th, 13th and 14th Companies of Infantry Regiment 17 and also worn by the 2nd Battalion and 4th Squadron of Cavalry Regiment 13 and all members of the 41st Cavalry Regiment.
GERMAN WWII TRIANGULAR SWASTIKA CAR PENNANT. Beautiful quality embroidered flag measuring 38cm x 25cm. The quality of the flag and swastika indicate this being a partner to a high ranking either Admiral, Luftwaffe General or Army General’s car pennant sitting on the opposite side of the mudguard/fender on their personal vehicle. The red base flag cloth is of a very high ribbed quality, a most beautifully embroidered swastika has been applied to a high quality white circular field and then attached to the red base, all then fitted into its red leather trimmed triangular form metal, leather and Perspex frame, the Perspex is undamaged, the red leather trimming has slightly rotted especially on the closing flap with some stitches slightly loose on the straight end, however all of the four male/female flap closing studs are present and working and complete with its two nickel pole mounting brackets.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL AFRIKA KORPS RUCKSACK An interesting variation on the typical Afrika Korps rucksack made from a mid weight olive brown canvas throughout. Most of the closures are the Lux type buckle and strap end, these are a lightly rusted metal, however good and strong. To the rear are the two Y strap mounting type brackets. There is a Gefreiter's name and unit marked to the reverse canvas reinforcing. Interestingly the central closure of the bag is in a recycled leather strap arrangement, this has clearly been carried out in the factory, there is no other signs of any other stitching and the stitch pattern is exactly the same as all other elements. This is somewhat interesting and indicates the use of recycled leather even upon Afrika Korps items.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BELT LOOPS. A nice pair of tropical belt loops with aluminium D rings.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BREAD BAG STRAP. A web reinforced standard bread bag strap for use with the tropical bread bag. Both sprung loaded clips working correctly.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BREAD BAG STRAP. Excellent condition standard olive canvas bread bag strap with web reinforced ends for use with the tropical bread bag.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL GAS CAPE BAG. Excellent stored condition sand canvas carrying bag for the gas cape, complete with its two loops on the reverse for laying onto the gas mask shoulder strap. Slight rusting to the male part of the closing press stud system and light storage staining. Unidentifiable markings inside the closing section. Condition:
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL GAS MASK BAG. Excellent stored condition sand canvas carrying bag for the gas cape, complete with its two links on the reverse for attaching to the gas mask canister strap. Slight rusting to the male section of the male/female closure studs.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL GREATCOAT SHOULDER STRAP. A slightly longer epaulette for the very scarce tropical greatcoat for a mountain trooper, mountain green wool piping, standard tropical cloth to the centre and to the reverse side, complete with its slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL LONG STRAIGHT TROUSERS. The tropical long straight trousers came in two weights of cloth, lightweight and heavyweight, the heavyweight have always been the more popular with collectors, this absolutely unused set of very long legged trousers with a narrow 36cm waistband, standard configuration with two open slant pockets, watch fob pocket, one wide belt loop to accommodate the canvas wide hidden waist belt with the classic three pronged buckle. Mid weight light cream close to white lining material, RB numbered indicating that they are mid war, size stamped, all the facilities for brace attachments fitted.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL MOTOR TRANSPORT SLEEVE PATCH. A sleeve patch in yellow weave on tropical backing cloth for a motor transport NCO known as a Schirrmeister.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL MOTORCYCLIST COAT. An excellent condition motorcyclist coat known as the Kradmantel. Unworn condition, complete with all its buttons, there are some slight snags to the material particularly under one arm, there is one small 5 mm moth hole to the upper right breast. Complete with its fixed waist belt, one hole to the inner upper lining, loops fitted for shoulder boards, maker marked, size stamped with a depot coding ‘F 41’.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL OFFICERS WAIST BELT. The extremely rare all webbing belt for wearing by officers in tropical conditions, with its standard rectangular buckle with its twin pronged closing system. Complete with its original runner, webbing adjuster tab and various unidentified markings and a name placed upon the belt. One nick to the edge of the belt, which may be a rodent nip and one pierced hole 10cms from the buckle.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL PANZER LIGHTNING BLITZ. The small oval trade patch in tropical cloth with a very finely embroidered lightning blitz in panzer pink.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL WATER BOTTLE. The oval water bottle profusely stamped into the reverse side ‘DRGM HRE 43’ complete with its composition drinking cup and webbing tropical cradle. This has evidently been heavily used, the cradle is shredded and has been non-contemporary repaired.
GERMAN WWII TRUPPEN SONDERDIENST GENERAL LEUTNANT’S INSIGNIA. An exceedingly rare pair of insignia items for a Third Reich Truppen Sonderdienst (Transport and Supply Service) General, comprising his stitch-in shoulder board, slightly subdued silver to the gold and silver weave, complete with its matching collar patch. Both items with stitches visible and stitches still present where removed from the General’s tunic whilst as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII TURKISTAN ARMY VOLUNTEERS ARM SHIELD. A rare example although well service worn, Bevo woven oval arm badge of the Turkistan Legion within the German forces. Some shredding to the edges as can be seen from our web image. Good Bevo weave. This has been removed from a tunic, some threads remaining. Many of these Turkistan volunteers were captured very early in the Normandy campaign and this badge appears quite often within British veterans souvenirs.
GERMAN WWII TURKISTAN FOREIGN VOLUNTEERS ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the 3rd design for the Turkistan/Russian Army volunteers with the German Armed Forces in WWII.
GERMAN WWII TWO UNIT PRODUCED PUBLICATIONS. The first large size publication, soft back, published by Flak Brigade 4 on the 7th April 1942, it would appear to be a history of the unit with many hand drawings and accompanying text, some of the drawings are of a quite risky nature, accompanied by a Christmas 1939 unit published A4 size soft back by Flieger Company Neubiberg, a Christmas calendar events of the unit with line drawings of an slightly less risky nature.
GERMAN WWII U-BOAT LEATHER DECK SUIT. A well service worn U-Boat leather deck suit, the jacket is the type worn open collar style with full collar, two angled upper pockets, two lower pockets both with flaps. One repair tear to the lower left hand pocket, some light discoloration to the grey leather, which can be restored if needed. False belt on the reverse side with navy grey leather football style buttons. Of the closure buttons only one of the three remain and the closing flap and the matching button to close the cuff also missing. Accompanied by an excellent set of trousers in slight better condition than the jacket.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE. The metallic badge worn on possibly the overseas cap by Ukrainian with the German armed forces.
GERMAN WWII UNIFORM BELT HOOKS. Galvanised uniform belt hooks, a set of four for one tunic. Condition:
GERMAN WWII UNIFORMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-1945 A superb condition three volume set of this highly desirable set of books. Dealing with all aspects of the German army from 33-45. Published by Roger James Bender and authored by John R Angolia and Adolf Schlicht. Volume 3 has one spine edge knock otherwise all three are perfect.
GERMAN WWII UNIFORMS OF THE SS VOLUME 5. One of the volumes of the seven set group of books published by Mollo in 1971, this volume focusing on the Secret State Police and the Criminal Police.
GERMAN WWII UNIFORMS, ORGANISATION HISTORY OF THE WAFFEN SS VOLUME 2. 1971 publication by Roger James Bender and Hugh Page Taylor. The book has 175 pages of excellent uniform and history of the main Waffen SS Divisions ranging from the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, Das Reich, Totenkopf, Police Panzer Grenadier Division, Panzer Division Viking and Mountain Division Nord. Many images, an excellent work.
GERMAN WWII UNIFORMS, ORGANISATIONS AND HISTORY OF THE WAFFEN SS VOLUME 3 Excellent condition work of the 1st edition set published in 1972 authored by Roger James Bender and Hugh Page Taylor. 175 pages of in-depth detail and photographs of the SS Mountain Division Prinz Eugen, Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, Panzer Division Hohenstaufen, Panzer Division Frundfberg, Panzer Grenadier Division Nordland, Panzer Division Hitler Jurgend and SS Mountain Division Handschar. Excellent background history and photographs all on high quality paper. A must in the library of SS interest.
GERMAN WWII UNOFFICIAL GAU BADGE. A very attractive white and red enamelled badge for Gau 9 West, with central swastika. One slight crack to the white enamel, complete with its pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII UNTER OFFIZIER VORSCHULE FULL LENGTH CUFF TITLE. A nice condition silver Bevo wire woven on light grey green material for the Unter Offizier Vorschule. Full length.
GERMAN WWII UNTEROFFIZIER VORSCHULE CUFF TITLE. A very fine Bevo woven cuff title, silver on light green, for the Unteroffizier’s Vorschule. Full length.
GERMAN WWII UNUSUAL PARADE BAYONET. The blade has been slightly scratched with unusual maker’s logo of the side on view of a Bavarian Raupenhelm with indecipherable stamped letter below. Celluloid chequered grip excellent, slight lifting of plating to the bayonet lug fitted pommel, in its original scabbard which has some paint loss.
GERMAN WWII VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION LAPEL PIN. Beautifully enamelled in red, black and silver, slight chip to the enamel, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII VOLKSWAGEN MAY 1938 BADGE. A very nicely constructed one-piece thick construction badge showing the outline of the Volkswagen Beetle with the DAF cogwheel above celebrating the opening of the Volkswagen factory in May 1938. Maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side with the raised relief ‘Ges Gesch’, complete with original pin back lapel fixing.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS ARTILLERY UNTERSTURMFUHRER SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued condition pair of slip-on shoulder boards, still with their original ties, for a Waffen SS Untersturmfuhrer. Standard semi subdued bullion lace, red underlay with black being the secondary base colour.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS BEVO WOVEN ARM EAGLE. A mint unissued condition cut from roll Bevo woven light silver grey weave SS eagle on black material.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS BLACK PANZER ENLSITED MANS OVERSEAS CAP. An extremely rare piece of Third Reich headdress being the overseas cap for a Waffen SS Panzer man. Good large size of 57. The all black material in the classic boat shape form. The nap of the cloth is excellent overall, complete with its matched set of Bevo woven SS eagle and skull. To the interior the cap is lined in black light cotton twill with a clear white ink stamp of ‘57’. Evidence of minor wear use to the cap otherwise virtually unworn condition.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS BRIGADERFUHRER SHOULDER BOARDS. An ultra rare pair of cellion silver and gold woven shoulder boards on their Waffen SS dove grey backing cloth. The cellion is in superb condition. Some minor moth tracking and loss of nap to both of the undersides of the dove grey basis with slight rust staining, they have probably been laying in an area where small pins or safety pins have been located, in dampness and the rust has flooded into the dove grey. However extremely rare.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS CONCENTRATION CAMP NCO’S SHOULDER BOARD. A rare shoulder board, black underlay, black centre, black slip-on tab with copper brown silk piping. One section of nco’s lace surrounding the board indicating a rank of SS Unterscharfuhrer. Copper Brown piping represents Recconasaince for Army troops and KZ for SS troops.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS DEUTSCHLAND RZM TYPE CUFF TITLE. This is a six strand Deutschland enlisted ranks cuff title, normally encountered on RZM cuff titles are seven strands and there has always been controversy, however we would not be offering this cuff title on our web site if we had any doubts as to its authenticity. An excellent publication to read on the existence of the six strand cuff title is SS Cuff Titles Volume 2, page 19 where an in-depth analysis of the six strand cuff titles are made. Full length, uncut.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS DIRLEWANGER COLLAR PATCH. A good unissued condition example of the Dachau made Dirlewanger collar patch, this notorious unit was heavily involved in anti partisan and anti Polish Home Army operations. Two crossed rifles and grenades very finely embroidered in grey thread on Melton black background with the classic Dachau white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD CITATION. The very scarce pre printed citation A5 size, non folded, non punch holed for the German Cross in gold to a Police Oberst, dated ‘19th May 1942’ awarded to Oberst Borchert of SS Police Schutzen Regiment 3, at this point the 4th SS Police Division was still retaining its Police rank titles before changing to the Waffen SS rank structure. Facsimile General Field Marshall Keitel signature with ‘OKA’ unit stamp. In May 1944 the 4th SS Police Division was engaged in heavy defensive fighting west of the Tschudowo Novgorod Road on the Northern sector of the Eastern Front near Leningrad. The citation is accompanied by four large format probably Propaganda Company photographs, the first showing Borchert in uniform sitting outside his log built headquarters, a sign on the headquarters states ‘OBERST BORCHERT’. A hand written inscription on the back identified it as being in the Wolchow Kessel area during May 1942, so probably at the time he won the German Cross. The second is outside the same building with Borchert and his Adjutant studying a large map, hand written inscription on the back. Third photo is of Borchert and two other in thick winter overcoats loading a sledge. The fourth show Borchert and two others sitting at a table whilst one man sings and the other plays an accordion. A very rare citation.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS HAUPTSTURMFUHRER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A beautiful matching set taken from the same tunic of a Waffen SS mountain troopers Hauptsturmfuhrer’s shoulder boards. Green silk piping with black underlay, subdued wartime lace, some minor moth nips to the black underlay mainly on the reverse side with three moth nips to the edge of the black underlay to one shoulder board. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic. Gold rank pips.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS INFANTRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. more images..
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS LATE WAR ARM EAGLE. A mint unissued condition machine embroidered in grey on black backing Waffen SS arm eagle.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good service worn SS mans belt buckle, the majority of the silvered finish remaining to the interior of the buckle. To the exterior all of the silver finish is missing with slight rusting to the surface.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS MANS OR NCO’S VISOR CAP. A good and rare very large size, probably 59 enlisted mans/NCO field grey visor cap. All black centre band. The cap is constructed with other ranks fluffy heavy duty material, which has had some moth damage. Standard white piping for the Waffen SS. We have tried out best to illustrate the moth damage to the cap, some of which has been expertly repaired. Complete with its correct single central rectangular buckled SS patent leather strap. A slightly mismatched in colour set of SS eagle and skull. To the interior the sweatband is intact, the lining of the russet brown variety with the initials ‘ON’ inscribed to the upper inner crown with the retailer’s name of ‘Karl Happe of Ludenscheid’. To the interior the forehead area behind the sweatband the original foam cushion has solidified with the majority of the foam broken away.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS MESS EQUIPMENT. A large circumference perforated ladle measuring 34cms constructed in aluminium. Some oxidisation. Marked on the side of the handle ‘SS-Peish’.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS MESS EQUIPMENT. A small skimming ladle measuring 31cms, Marked on the reverse side ‘SS-Untefuhrer Schule Radolfzell’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICER OR NCO COLLAR PATCH. A standard Bevo woven SS runic collar patch that has been upgraded by either an NCO or an officer by the addition of silver twisted cord to the edge of the patch. This appears to have had service wear.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. An example of the Waffen SS O & C produced buckle in pot metal with the correct series of four blocks of markings on the reverse side. ‘SS’ within a circle, ‘RZM’ with a circle, ‘O & C’ within a lozenge and the two sets of numbers ‘36’ over ‘43’ within a circle. Complete with its keeper for attachment to the leather combat service belt.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE IN HEAVY WIRE. One of the rarest pieces of Waffen SS insignia being the heavy wire eagle for fitting to the Waffen SS Officers overseas cap. In beautiful condition the heavy bullion all bright and complete with remains of its paper backing. This item has never been fitted and is mint.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICERS TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-in shoulder board for a Waffen SS Transport Untersturmfuhrer, the wire exterior has slightly oxidised, the blue transport piping in silk with black wool underlay.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OTTO SKORZENY’S MEMBERS WEHRSTAMMBUCH. A rare Wehrstammbuch to a member of Otto Skorzeny’s SS Jager Battalion 502. Photographed to the interior in his former army uniform, he was also a former member of the French Foreign Legion. He was transferred from the army to SS Battalion 502 on the 13th September 1944. On the 15th-16th October 44 this unit took part in Otto Skorzeny’s seizure of the Royal Palace on Castle Hill in Budapest and kidnapped Admiral Horthy’s son, therefore forching the Admiral the Hungarian ruler to continue his alliance with Germany. An extremely rare set of documents to a member of a very small unit of approximately 300 men.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PANZER M.43 CAP INSIGNIA. The rare triangular one-piece Bevo Woven combined eagle and skull set for fitting to the Waffen SS Panzer M.43 field cap. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PANZER M.43 CAP, DACHAU MADE. A good slightly worn example of the Dachau made black Panzer Waffen SS 43 cap. Excellent nap to cloth, some light staining to the card peak, which on all the Dachau made caps is left uncovered, with its correct herringbone grey lining material, Complete with its one-piece triangular form SS combined eagle and skull set, twin button front, stamped size ‘59’, most of the Dachau caps seem to come up 56 or 57. Classic Dachau construction.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PANZER M.43 CAP. A beautiful condition totally original Waffen SS black M.43 Panzer enlisted man’s visored field cap. Excellent smooth lightweight black material identical to most of the SS wrap over tunics, all nap remaining, virtually unissued condition complete with its one-piece triangular Bevo woven eagle and skull below. One slight nick to the material of the Bevo insignia close to the left hand wing of the eagle as the cap is viewed. The side curtains secured at the front with two zeltbahn buttons. The interior is unusual in that two different sections of lining material have been used, although of identical weight they are slightly different shades, one for the side lining and a different colour for the inner crown lining. Marked in a large font ‘892/44’ with size ‘56’ below. This is a classic example.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PANZER NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. An absolutely matched lightly service worn pair of slip-on shoulder boards for a Waffen SS Oberscharfuhrer in a Panzer unit. These are the grey green underlay style and will be worn on the grey green service tunic. Black wool outer material with some of the nap missing on one board. Very fine thick woolly pink waffenfarbe. Matching tress to both boards with one rank pip and a regimental gothic letter ‘5’ to each board. Board are complete with their slip on tabs. Condition:
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PANZER OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A superb service worn set of SS Hauptsturmfuhrer’s shoulder boards. As removed from tunic, the shading can clearly be seen at the base of the board where the very end has been sewn into the uniform shoulder, the area around the securing hole is also a different shade where the button has been protecting the material. Silk pink piped with black wool secondary underlay, two rank pips to each board. Excellent condition overall. Condition:
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PANZER SHOULDER BOARDS. A magnificent condition mint unissued set of Waffen SS wool pink piped Panzer NCO’s slip-on shoulder boards. Lace mint bright. Complete with their slip-on tabs. This mint pair came from the collection of the renowned military author Brian L. Davies.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PIONEER SHOULDER BOARD. A nicely service worn and obviously removed from a tunic after capture single shoulder board for a Waffen SS pioneer man. The base material far more of a velvet nature than a wool, black silk piping, complete with its tab.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS PRINZ EUGEN WEHRSTAMMBUCH. The wehrstambuch (full military service record book) of Hans Preuss. Preuss joined the Waffen SS in October 1942, transferred to the Artillery Regiment of Division Prinz Eugen in July 1943. There is also a small loose photograph in civilian dress plus an X Ray photograph of his chest inside his medical record book. A very comprehensively filled out wehrstammbuch with many extra loose documents.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS STURMBANNFUHRER’S MATCHED PAIR OF COLLAR PATCHES. A matched unissued condition pair of collar patches worn on the tunic of a Waffen SS Sturmbannfuhrer tunic. Very fine strong weave to the bright SS runic symbols. Matching edge cording to both patches. The rank patch has four matching ranks stars, one moth nip to the SS runic patch as can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS STURMMANN’S RANK CHEVRON. Silver lace on black backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS TOTENKOPF COLLAR SKULL. An excellent condition Dachau made grey machine woven Totenkopf skull collar insignia.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS TRANSPORT ENLISTED MANS SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A good matched pair of black centred blue transport piped in silk shoulder boards for a transport unit enlisted man. One shoulder board piping is darker than the other where they have been stored for many years and tied with cotton thread. The marks from the cotton thread can still be seen indented into the silk piping and the upper shoulder board exposed to the light has toned compared to the lower shoulder board in the stored pair.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS TROPICAL ARM EAGLE. A complete cut from roll SS tropical Bevo woven arm eagle, slightly shredded to the right hand side, complete with its SS paper issue label on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS TROPICAL USED SHOULDER BOARDS. A standard pair of late war white silk piped SS shoulder boards with grey green slip-on tabs, the form of the shoulder boards is that the reverse side is non-backed with the exception of the herringbone twill central lace. To the exterior the tress is in the tropical tress for use with the SS tropical tunic.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS UNTERFUHRER SCHOOL EQUIPMENT. A large fish slice constructed in aluminium, stamped on the handle ‘SS-Unterfuhrer Schule Radolfzell’.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch in shoulder board with light blue central silk piping with black wool underlay for a SS Untersturmfuhrer of a transport unit.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued set of stitch-in shoulder boards for a Waffen SS Artillery Untersturmfuhrer. Subdued grey exterior weave with red artillery underlay in fine weave with black wool underlay.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS VIKING DIVISION SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of shoulder boards with obvious service wear, stitch-on style Sturmbannfuhrer of Transport shoulder boards. The exterior weave in subdued grey showing considerable wear over a layer of light blue waffenfarbe indicating supply unit on a base of black thin weave canvas-like material. To each board is a gothic number ‘5’ attached, possibly indicating this Sturmbannfuhrer was a member of the Viking Division.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS WAR SERVICE CROSS WITH SWORDS CITATION. A standard A5 size citation, folded once with some other minor creases, fully illuminated text to SS Rottenfuhrer B.B.Bernhardt Rosen who was a member of Back.Kp./SS-Totenkopf-Pz.Gren.Div.’ The citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, to the 3rd SS Panzer Division Totenkopf dated ‘30th January 1943’. Unit rubber stamp, with ink signature of Obergruppenfuhrer Theodore Eicke, Commander of the Concentration Camps and Totenkopf Divisional Commander, Knights Cross awarded 26th December 1941, oak leaves 22nd August 1943.
GERMAN WWII WAR MERIT CROSS 2ND CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS. Excellent finish overall, a small section of ribbon remaining.
GERMAN WWII WAR MERIT CROSS IN BRONZE WITHOUT SWORDS. A very nice example, all bronze finish remaining complete with a short section of ribbon.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1 ST CLASS WITH SWORDS. NEAR MINT. A superb example of a number 1 Deschler produced War Service Cross 1st class with swords. Good frosted highlights to the outer frame, central swastika and floriated central circular wreath. Number ‘1’ stamped to the wide tapering pin at the reverse side. The award is constructed in a slightly concave manner.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS BY OTTO SCHICKLE. Any medals by Otto Schickle L15 stamped are scarce, this example is virtually mint, a beautiful matt finish to the inner arms of the Maltese Cross with frosted highlights, complete with its wide tapering pin, which is marked ‘L15’.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS NUMBERED ‘65’. A good clean example of a Kein & Quenser produced War Service 2nd class with swords, slight dull, marked ‘65’ to the reverse side, wide tapering pin with original cast hinge and hook.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS, CASED. Manufactured by Deschler of Munich. Large number ‘1’ to the exterior of the wide tapering pin. Good frosting to the frame, circlet around the frosted swastika. Slight toning to the left hand arm of the cross. In its original presentation case, which is the late type without any release button. A silver blocked outline of the War Service Cross visible to the exterior of the box.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS, CASED. A superb example, mint unissued condition, marked number ‘1’ on the exterior of the pin, which indicates the maker of Deschler & Son Munich. All frosting present to the circlet around the central swastika, frosted edges and frosted swastika, in its presentation case, which has the silver blocked outline of the War Service Cross with swords 1st class to the exterior of the lid. The case is the late type case without any release button.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS, CASED. An extremely nice example marked number ‘1’ to the reverse pin ‘Deschler & Sohn’ on the wide tapering pin. Excellent detail to the award with the hilts of the swords especially fine. Slight toning in the lower field around the swastika and to the lower section of the left hand and lower leg of the Maltese Cross. In its original fitted box with a slightly dulled silver blocked out line of the full award to the exterior lid. This is part of the large quantity of these found in the premises of Deschler in Munich within the last 10 years.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS, MINT, CASED. Excellent example of the mint, cased Deschler War Service Cross with swords. Slight toning to the right hand arm of the Maltese Cross, marked number ‘1’ to the wide tapering pin on the reverse side, in its original fitted box, which is of the early type having ‘Deschler & Sohn’ impressed to the upper inner lid silk and with the metallic release button to the front of the case. To the exterior lid the bright silver blocked image of the award.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITH SWORDS. A good example by Deschler & Son. Marked number ‘1’ to the wide tapering pin on the reverse side. Good detail to the hilts of the swords.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS. An absolutely mint unissued example of a maker numbered War Service Cross 1st class without swords. Good frosting to the frame and the wreath around the swastika. Stamped number ‘3’ to the centre on the reverse with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS CITATION, WOMAN RECIPIENT. A standard pre printed A5 size citation, punch holed for filing to Oberbuchfuhrerin Ilse Niggemeyer. The award for the War Service Cross 2nd class without swords, Berlin January 30th 1944, issued by the office of Gross Admiral Doenitz from his Berlin office and an ink signature of an unidentified Korvettenkapitan.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS IN PRESENTATION PACKET. A mint condition Deschler made award in its original tissue paper wrapping and further within its original presentation packet. Maker marked number ‘1’ (Deschler) on the ring with the award titled to the front of the packet ‘Deschler & Sohn’ printed to the reverse side of the packet.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS IN PRESENTATION PACKET. A mint condition Deschler made award in its original tissue paper wrapping and further within its original presentation packet. Maker marked number ‘1’ (Deschler) on the ring with the award titled to the front of the packet ‘Deschler & Sohn’ printed to the reverse side of the packet.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS WITH SWORDS, CASED. A very fine example marked number ‘1’ to the reverse pin ‘Deschler & Sohn’ on the wide tapering pin. This is part of the large quantity of these found in the premises of Deschler in Munich within the last 10 years. Excellent detail to the award, good frosting, slight toning to the tip of both the right hand and lower arm of the Maltese Cross. deep detail to the sword hilts. In its original fitted case with a slightly dulled silvered impression of the complete award to the outside lid.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS IN PACKET. A mint condition War Service Cross 2nd Class complete with its ribbon, all bronze finish remaining in its titled packet and maker marked to the reverse side ‘Gottleib and Wagner’, the ring to the medal is maker stamped number ‘52’.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS IN PACKET. A mint condition War Service Cross 2nd Class complete with its ribbon, all bronze finish remaining in its titled packet and maker marked to the reverse side ‘Gottleib and Wagner’, the ring to the medal is maker stamped number ‘52’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS IN SILVER No.3. A maker numbered War Service Cross in silver with swords. Good bright frosting to the frame, good semi matt finish to the central Maltese Cross. Marked number ‘3’, which is the Company of Deumer of Ludenscheid onto the reverse side, complete with its wide tapering pin. All contained in its original presentation case with the slightly dulled image of the award to the exterior lid.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS MEDAL, FEMALE RECIPIENT. Apart from the Mother’s medal any medals awarded to female recipients in the Third Reich Armed Forces is rare, this is an A4 size citation, non punch holed, multi folded, slight fraying to the top edge. Awarded to Technical Assistant Doris Altemann for the War Service Medal dated ‘1st September 1944’ with facsimile signature by the State Ministery Meissner.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS WITH SWORDS, 1ST CLASS CASED. A nice example manufactured number ‘1’ to the wide tapering pin by the Company of ‘Deschler & Sohn’, this is part of the large quantity of these awards that was found in the premises of Deschler within the last 10 years. Excellent detail to the sword hilt, good frosting to the central swastika and frame, slight toning to the upper right hand side and lower arm of the Maltese Cross design. In its original case, which to the exterior of the lid has a slightly dulled silvered image of the award.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS WITHOUT SWORDS. A good award, complete with virtually all of its bronze finish, slight oxidisation on the reverse side at the base of the lower arm of the Maltese Cross, complete with ribbon.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE MEDAL. The 1939 War Service medal in its titled packet with ‘Gablonz’ maker’s mark on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII WARSAW UPRISING POLICE ANTI PARTISAN BADGE CITATION GROUP. Two A5 size citations both punch holed for filing, both folded once. Anti Partisan Badge in bronze to Wachtmeister of Police Richard Kurz as a member of III./BOL.RGT.4, dated ‘22nd September 1944, this coincides with the Warsaw Uprising, the rare ink signature of SS Obergruppenfuhrer Eric Von Den Bach. Wound Badge in black citation dated ‘26th June 1944’ with unidentified Major’s ink signature. SS Police Regiment 4 was sent to Warsaw on the 15th August 1944 and joined Kampfgruppe Reinefarth.
GERMAN WWII WEBBING GRENADE BAGS. A lovely matching set complete with its grey webbing shoulder harness of the grenade bags for the carrying of an extra amount of stitch grenades. Matching colour to the webbing on both bags with white stitching showing on the leather elements. The grey web yoke that allows the bags to be carried by the wearer in a comfortable fashion all matching and complete.
GERMAN WWII WEBBING SUSPENSION STRAP. A long strap measuring 120cms in length, in tropical type web with adjuster buckle both ends and two crude hooks, totally unmarked and could be a suspension strap for various items of German equipment, items of very close design are seen in many instances in Aufrustung Volume 2 by Roly Pickering, published by Military Mode Publishing.
GERMAN WWII WEHRMACHT EMPLOYEES BADGE WITH EAGLE HEAD. A fine condition 23mm circumference civilian employees of the Wehrmacht lapel pin. Solid back. Full maker marked under the twisted and grooved lapel fitting pin.
GERMAN WWII WEHRMACHT WOMEN EMPLOYEES BROOCH. A beautiful quality 35mm in circumference one-piece stamped women civilian employee of the Wehrmacht brooch. Complete with all of its original bronzed finish, tinny type fixing on the reverse.
GERMAN WWII WEST WALL MEDAL CITATION. A single West Wall medal citation to Obergefreiten Otto Themann, awarded March 1940. Standard A5 size, folded twice and punch holed for filing. Themann was a member of the 67th Infantry Division. The award is dated 'March 1940' as a member of Artillery Regiment 162. Unit rubber ink signature of the Commander. In March 1940 this division was stationed in the Eifel Mountains along the Belgium border and took part in the invasion of France.
GERMAN WWII WEST WALL MEDAL. Good finish overall, slight rubbing to the raised corner of the bunker below the crossed bayonet and spade. Slightly toned but full length ribbon.
GERMAN WWII WILHELMSHAFEN LAPEL PIN BADGE. An attractive bronze and blue enamelled oval badge measuring 19 x 12 with its twisted and grooved fixing pin. A Viking ship over the word ‘Wilhelmshafen’ with laurel leaf below.
GERMAN WWII WKC ADVERTISING BOARD. A highly attractive multi coloured wall hanging advertising board for the Company of WKC of Solingen, showing two swords and one bayonet having overlaid the knight’s head logo of the WKC Company, plaque measuring 32 x 47 cms. Slight knock to edges, constructed of hard board with its hanging suspension.
GERMAN WWII WOLFGANG WILLRICH BOOK. An excellent work by the famous artist Wolfgang Willrich Des Edlen Ewiges Reich (The Eternal Realm of the Noble). This 27.cms x 19cms hard cover book of Wolfgang Willerich published in 1939, this is a first edition, the book contains 100 pages with about 60 full page Willerich illustarations, mostley portrait show the supposed purity and beauty of the Aryan race.There are 40 pages of text at the front of the book and in some cases almost anti-semetic text explaining the following drawings, A mixture of clour and balck and white illustartions. A superb work by possibly one of the best portrait artists of the Third reich period complete with its fly leaf cover which is ragged at the edges.
GERMAN WWII WOLFGANG WILLRICH BOOKS. Wolfgang Willrich one of the foremost artists of the Third Reich period whose work has been featured in postcard size, his artwork was very patriotic, most of his military work was of soldiers, sailors and airmen at the front, his civilian work portrayed the Ayran man and woman and depicted as the ideal of the Third Reich. Any postcards, books or ephemera of Willrich are strongly collected, the first book published in 1939 was published by the Border and Overseas Publishing House presumably to promote the art of the Third Reich overseas. There is a stamp on the inside of the page belonging to the Library of the Ostland Organisation. There is also an ink stamp placed on the 2nd page of the Library of the collection of the post war collector Francis Catella of France. The first 40 pages of the book contain much text plus some prints of Willrich’s work. The remainder of the book, which contains 48 full page reproduced works of Willrich both in colour, sephia and black and white, the majority are all of civil figures wearing both national costume or peasant dress. The second book is with a soft cover published in Buenos Aires Argentina in 1949 all in German with many patriotic images of a similar nature to the first and larger book. In each image accompanied by much text explaining each image, many military. The last two pages is the life story of Wolfgang Willrich interesting in that in this early post war period in South America the image and the ideals of the Third Reich were still strong. The third book, a rather large publication is publication is published by the NSDAP in 1939, is all text and is entitled ‘WOMEN AND MOTHER OF THE PEOPLE’, it is published by Rudolf Hess with a foreward by Dr.Robert Ley and Alfred Rosenberg.
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE CITATION GROUP. An A5 size citation, one single fold, dated ‘5th November 1941 to Schutz Ernst Shacke, 2nd Company Infantry Regiment 208 for the Wound Badge in black. An accompanying postcard photograph of Shacke and a good example of the Wound Badge in black single struck style with the majority of the original black paint finish remaining to the award.
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A very nice condition Wound Badge in silver. Some very minor toning to the silver finish. Complete with its original hook, hinge and pin.
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Solid construction. Good finish overall some light streaks across the front. Marked number ‘30’ in raised relief on the reverse side with original pin, hook and cast hinge.
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Finish dull overall. Maker marked number ‘30’ impressed into the rear field
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. Slightly dulled overall, one piece construction, complete with original hook, hinge and pin.
GERMAN WWII Y STRAPS. The Y straps commonly seen worn by Luftwaffe paratroopers, one single strap with no extra attachments with its circular yoke. Marked ‘R.Z.I.H.’ with RB number ending with the date ‘43’. Other oval unidentified markings including the original makers mark.
GERMAN WWII ZEISS SUBMARINERS BINOCULARS. A fabulous pair of the 7 x 50 heavyweight binoculars used from a submarine conning tower. On lifting the rubber protectors the frame is marked ‘7 x 50 55201 BLC’. The body has all of its original light green/grey paint finish. The rubber eye protectors are in place as are the forward lens rubber protectors. The neck strap is present, the Bakelite lens cover is missing. Optics excellent, all fitted into a British leather carrying case, which is in slightly distressed condition with the initials ‘GGB’ imprinted to the lid, the remains of the carrying strap is present. These binoculars were highly prized by British officers and men that occupied the naval ports and many were taken as souvenirs, this is such an example. At the end of the war many pieces were captured, were kept by the British Admiralty until the early 50’s and then sold in bulk, they were then advertised by a Scottish based company at the then price of the equivalent of one mans weeks wages, even in the 1950’s the Zeiss binoculars were again much sought-after, as they still are today.
GERMAN WWII ZELTBAHN STRAP. A good clean zeltbahn strap, would appear to be unused.
GERMAN WWII ZEPPELIN-REEDEREI UNIFORM BUTTON. A rare single all gilded uniform tunic button from the Zepplin Reederei Company, this was the Company that operated Zeppelins commercially in the 1930’s. Beautiful art deco stylised insignia with an eagle above a globe with the Zeppelin flying through the globe with swastika at base. marked ‘Assmann’ with various numbers on the reverse side. Brilliant gilt.
GERMAN WWII ZF4 SNIPER SIGHT. A good example of a ‘DOW’ marked ZF4 sniper sight, numbered ‘33876’, which is a Czech wartime manufacturer. Some original blueing remaining, excellent optics, all adjustment nuts present. Ideal for fitting with the appropriate mount to a K98 bolt action rifle or the M43 semi automatic rifle.
GERMAN/AUSTRIAN M.16 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A rare combination being a WWI produced Austrian M.16 trench helmet with Third Reich single decal. Rubber ink stamped ‘58/59’ to the interior skirt. Standard 1940 Third Reich finish to the skull with some losses to the crown and minor indentations. The German Third Reich forces army decal is good, complete and clear. The helmet is fitted with its German M.18 light cream liner of which all the leather pads are present with one being torn to its centre, another one also complete with slight rusting where it is attached to the liner band, the third is in absolutely perfect condition complete with its inner horse hair pad.
GERMAN/DUTCH WWII DUTCH THIRD REICH NSKK HONOUR BADGE. A very rare badge, 4.5cm in circumference, bronze finish, awarded to Dutch Third Reich party members serving as volunteers in the German NSKK in Russia. Bronze motor wheel designed with ‘Trouw’ (loyalty) on top, a German steel helmet on the left with the Dutch Third Reich Party Wolfsangel symbol in the centre. Complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN/LATVIAN SOLDBUCH. An extremely rare soldbuch, dual language type in German and Latvian. A magnificent photograph of the holder, face on, half bust, wearing his SS M.43 uniform with runic collar patch, M.43 cap with metal skull attached showing light piped shoulder straps. Entries from 11th February 1944 to 12th May 1945 when in hospital, served in the 4th Latvian Grenzschutz from the 11th February 1944 transferred into the 5th Latvian Grenzschutz Regiment on the 26th September 1944.
GERMAN/SWISS WWII ZELTBAHN POLE AND PEG SET. An unusual set being a carrying bag for the tent poles and pegs constructed from a German zeltbahn material but with what appears to be a Swiss cross stamp to the upper inner closure. Complete with three poles and three pegs with standard German style leather strapping to the exterior of the bag.
GERMANY WEIMAR PERIOD ARMY BELT AND BUCKLE. A scarce belt and buckle from when the army was known as the Reichwehr, the buckle in one piece stamped nickel, all pebbled finish, standard Gott Mit Uns scroll around the central Weimar period eagle. Fitted to the buckle is its original leather tab, which has faint remains of its maker’s mark with a date of ‘1934’. All fitted to its original heavyweight combat leather belt, which is maker marked and dated ‘1936’. We have never encountered one of these buckles before with its leather tab and dated correctly. The belt is 102cm long it is missing its leather adjuster tab and the twin holes for fitting of the buckle has been pierced contemporarily through the leather. The belt is also unit marked in the Reichswehr pattern ‘2/N.911’.
GERNAN AFRIKA KORPS PHOTO AND MEDAL GROUP. North Africa. The group comprises:- Wound Badge in black, single stamped version with the majority of the black finish to the high spots removed. The Italian/Afrika Medal in good condition with a short section of ribbon. A much better than average quality North African produced aluminium cigarette case, beautifully hand engraved to the interior, with both back and front cut out images of Arabic scenes laid onto blue, yellow and red imitation enamel backgrounds. A magnificent photograph of Gefreiter Egon Serbecke wearing his virtually pure white bleached Afrika tunic and field cap with his block capital AFRIKA KORPS cuff title clearly shown and an accompanying printed card being a commemoration that took place on the 11th March 1945 for the Divisional dead in Africa. It is pen signed by General Major Helmut Bohlke, who won the Knights Cross 24.9.1942, the Knights Cross with oak leaves 25.1.1945 and the German Cross in Gold 27.10.1941. A very interesting and unusual Afrika grouping.
GORGETS OF THE THIRD REICH by RICHARD E. DEETER & WARREN W. ODEGARD. The very first book published on German gorgets of WWII, published in 1977. Good condition book, was published without a fly leaf cover. 172 pages of illustrations and descriptions of all of the gorgets of the Third Reich. This first book on gorgets has only just been superseded by an exemplary work but this is the original bible.
GREEK WWII BATTLE DAMAGED HELMET. A rare example of the Italian manufactured helmet for Greek export, showing considerable battle damage to the crown having concussion splits from a consirable blow. Original green paint and Greek marked liner. Chin strap appears to be a good replacement, probably period replaced. An interesting war souvenir originating from Italy.
GROUPING OF BRITISH WWII MEDALS. All four medals have been cleaned. Africa Star with 8th Army bar, 1939/45 Star, France and German Star, Italy Star.
GUNTHER PRIEN WILLERICH CARD. A very nice side on view of Gunther Prien, the destroyer of the Royal Oak in Scapa Flow, view showing him wearing his white top naval commander’s cap with grey leather jacket.
HEADGEAR OF HITLER'S GERMANY VOLUME 5. This long awaited 5th volume of the Headdress of Hitler's Germany from the well known publisher Roger James Bender. This volume concentrates on headdress of the NSKK, the NSFK, the FAD and the RAD. Comprising 510 pages, many black and white photographs, some colour and a huge amount of research material that we have become used to from the excellent publishing house of Roger Bender.
HEAVILY MOTHED POLICE EAGLE. Recently we have been able to acquire a large quantity of Third Reich and Croat insignia, as collected by an ex British 8th Army Intelligence Officer, who was interrogating German prisoners of war and Fascist Croats on the Italian/Slovenian/Yugoslavian/Austrian border at the end of the war in May 1945. Some of the insignia is obviously used and some unused. This Intelligence Officer made his way back to the U.K. overland through Germany and collated some of the unused items en route. With each item offered we are showing on our internet site a photograph of the grouping as it was found. Many of the items were covered in years of dust and many of the cloth items are slightly distorted. We are showing the items in their original state. For sale we have cleaned and pressed some of the cloth items and they are being offered individually. With the grouping there were effects of the officer and a quantity of both allied military Government, Croat and Greek banknotes. The green police eagle on standard police green backing cloth. The eagle is all complete, sections of the green surrounding cloth have been eaten by moth.
HEINRICH HIMMLER'S PERSONAL TELEPHONE BOOK. A very historic item being a very small telephone book written in the hand of Heinrich Himmler. The book measures 4½ inches by 2½ inches, it has 14 entries, some of the names seem to be members of the Himmler family, one of the phone numbers is in Bertchesgaden and some in Berlin, the other are very difficult to decipher as Himmler’s handwriting is difficult to read.
HELL BENT FOR LEATHER NELSON & PARSONS. 160 pages of excellent colour and black and white photographs with a huge amount of text on the history of these iconic flight jackets, complete with original fly cover, published 1990.
HERMANN GOERING FROM REGIMENT TO FALLSCHIRM PANZER KORPS. The excellent 1975 work on the history of the Hermann Goering Division by Roger Bender and George Petersen. This is the 1st edition, hardback, excellent condition, slight edge knocks to the cover, the pages perfect. 206 pages of in-depth text and hundreds of photographs with regard to the history of this famous WWII German division.
HISTORY OF THE U.S. MARINES BY JACK MURPHY. Published by Hamlyn, a fully colour illustrated history of the U.S. Marines from the revolution to date. 224 pages of in-depth text, excellent black and white and colour photographs. Flyleaf missing.
HITLER HEAD PLAQUE. A bronze head of Hitler measuring 15 x 11cm mounted on wood base.
HUGARIAN WWII GROUPING. A small grouping of Hungarian artefacts, which comprise four crowned Hungarian buttons, two buttons for the Hungarian Air Force, a Slovakian badge of an unidentified source and what appears to be a sword or dagger mount.
HUNGARIAN WWII M.35 HELMET. Being a very close relative to the German M.35 however domestically produced in Hungary and in its original configuration having a thick green paint to the exterior and three pad liner system. One of the liner pads has period depot type repairs to the tongues, the original green leather chinstrap is still present and all rivets tight in place. There is a good degree of wear and a fine patina to the green finish. An excellent example in a very large size.
ID DISC & COPY IRON CROSS BELONGING TO BERTHOLD HUCHZEMEYER. A recently obtained group of items belonging to Luftwaffe observer Gefreiter Berthold Huchzemeyer, who was a crew member on a Junkers 88 of Kuestenfliegergruppe 606 which force landed at Donna Hook near Grimsby, on the 19th September 1941. Berthold Huchzemeyer original identity disc and a highly interesting item being a copy iron cross first class made by Huchzemeyer whilst as a prisoner of war in Canada out of the lead of toothpaste tubes.
IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVAL WOUND BADGE MINIATURE. A very nice one-piece stamped Naval Wound Badge in black measuring 20 x 15mm complete with its lapel pin fixing.
INDIAN PARA/CHINDIT COMBAT KNIFE. A highly interesting combat knife measuring 27cm in length out of its scabbard having the blade of an Indian paratrooper knife with variations shown on page 205 of British & commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. The tip has been slightly reprofiled into a Bowie point. The hilt is identical to the Chindit or Para knives, oval in steel. The grip is virtually identical to the example also shown on plate 493 on page 205. Complete with its undamaged wood grip but with a set of initials hand applied to the grip, in a custom made aluminium mounted scabbard with rear belt loop, a nice twisted leather closure strap with the plate at the bottom having what appears to be a Cross of St.George and a faint outline of a fighting knife to the upper left hand quarter of the shield. The initials either ‘AI’ or ‘AH’ applied to the upper aluminium sheet. A highly unusual knife.
INSIGNIA, DECORATIONS AND BADGES OF THE THIRD REICH IN OCCUPIED COUNTRIES. Unknown date of publication but estimated early 1970’s, this hardback book with unfortunately a damaged spine is extremely informative with regard to the small enamel and non enamel badges of the various organisations of the Third Reich. The title to every award is in German but the text and description is all in English. 132 pages of black and white drawings on high quality paper. One of the very good early works but still highly informative for today’s collectors.
ITALIAN FASCIST MVSN MEDICAL SECTION VISOR CAP. A beautifully constructed Italian cap all in black with mohair centre band which has a machine embroidered series of eagle with the fascist symbol within its claws. The heavy bullion gold on lemon yellow insignia to the cap, the lemon yellow indicating the medical services. The bullion embroidery absolutely superb. The cap cords are a mixture of black and gold with fascist side buttons. To the interior a ‘Lori of Milan’ in silver embossed maker’s name to the centre lozenge. The remains of the upper inner crown plastic protection system is in place. The liner is complete with some wear. Good nap to the cloth, one very minor moth nip at the point of the crown otherwise moth free. A very attractive piece of Fascist Italian headdress.
ITALIAN NORTH AFRICAN POLICE DAGGER. A good example of the police mans teardrop bladed sidearm, the blade in its original shape, this has not been sharpened, there is some darkness, good finish to the oval steel crossguard, complete with its horn grip with its inlaid House of Savoie police emblem. All fitting into a very nice condition scabbard having good light tan colour with all fittings present including its male/female closure stud for the hilt retaining strap.
ITALIAN PARATROOPER HELMET COVER. A very rare Italian accessory being the camouflaged helmet cover for the Italian paratrooper helmet. Single sided camouflage, a complete run of stitched loops in double fashion around the lower section of the helmet, complete with its original drawstring. Faint traces of an oval maker stamping to the interior with the number ‘2’ with what appears to be double numbers below. One rodent gnaw hole to the cover, which measures 1.5 x 2.5cm.
ITALIAN WWII SENIOR STAFF OFFICERS DAGGER. A highly unusual and rare Italian dagger, 30cm in length overall. Excellent condition double edge blade plated, which is 17.5cm. Oval nickel cross guard, which is numbered ‘888’ to the underside. The sword hilt back strap with sword hilt wooden grip, adorned with the fascist large eagle and symbol below, nickel plated. All fitted into the scabbard of the 1917 Vetterli dagger. Purported to be a senior officers dagger. The variations of this dagger are shown on pages 63, 66, 67 and 73 of the excellent work, all in Italian text Del Pugnale Il Fiero Lampo. An encyclopaedia of Italian daggers between 1915 and 2010.
ITALIAN/SOUTH AFRICAN WWII FIELD MARSHALL GRAZIANI CAPTURED PAPERS. An interesting collection of photographs with accompanying documentation for a South African officer who was part of the unit that overran Field Marshall Graziani’s headquarters, Graziani himself escaped but many hundreds of documents and photographs remained. The grouping comprises a 17 x 23cm large photograph of Graziani with a facsimile signature at the base, three other postcard size images of Graziani in various situations, but most interesting is a 15 x 10cm hard card with the printed heading in blue of the Field Marshall, this card was used by Company Quartermaster Sergeant Taylor as part of the South African 1st Infantry Brigade who sent it home to Durban on the 24.3.1941, he writes to his brother ‘I suppose you will be thinking all manor of things against me but by now you will understand why I have been so shy in replying. I am enclosing a few assorted photographs, refer to the one bearing the portrait of an officer sitting in the chair with the radio set in the background where he was captured by us in Gelib, the rest are various studies. I shall write to you a little later when I have more time to spare.’ There is an accompanying non-filled in similar card. Recently acquired by us from South Africa, an interesting historical item.
JAPANESE ARISAKA MUZZLE COVER. The extremely rare deep brown celluloid muzzle cover for the Arisaka rifle.
JAPANESE BINOCULARS. A scarce pair of Japanese 7 x 50 binoculars. Optics good but lenses need cleaning. Body of binoculars excellent. Adjustable eye pieces all working, complete with their leather strap and original black leather carrying case. Many Japanese markings on main body. The long shoulder strap is complete but is broken away from its shorter section through leather rot.
JAPANESE KATANA HILT COVER. A scarce accessory for the Japanese sword being the all leather hilt cover. Excellent condition leather complete with its securing strap, which is unbroken.
JAPANESE MEATBALL FLAG. White silk flag with red sun centre. Silk has some minor staining. Double sided.
JAPANESE NAVAL CUTLERY. High quality fork from a Japanese naval vessel. Stamped with the naval anchor with the chrysanthemum to the centre. Maker mark to the reverse side, which appear to be a mixture of European and Japanese manufacturers. We have a quantity of forks so the item picturesd may not be the one received.
JAPANESE PARA MILITARY ORGANISATION FIELD CAP. A lightweight perforated canvas cap constructed on the same style as the Japanese Army field cap but painted in black with Japanese yellow star to the front, worn by one of the unidentified para military organisations within Japan. Some damage to the paper sweatband.
JAPANESE TYPE 5 TUNIC. A rare early tunic as worn in China and throughout the war, this is of the high quality mustard coloured wool with two single internal breast pockets and the single stood Mandarin type collar. The tunic is very well stamped to the interior with the typical stampings and the type 5 designation. The tunic is combat worn and shows wear to the lining, dirt and there is some surface moth damage and a few loose areas, however the item remains extreme good for display purposes. These early Japanese tunics are much harder to find than their later counterparts. This is a completely untouched tunic that has recently come out of storage in Japan.
JAPANESE WWII 1,000 STITCHED BELT. A beautifully constructed white cotton belt commonly known as the Senninbari, a standard belt was normally procured by the owner then 1,000 stitches were normally added by different women in the soldier’s life, when complete the belt was worn as the soldier departed to war, this was all part of the Shinto culture of Imperial Japan. This example measures 81cms in length, 17cms in width have been procured with pre printed flags of Japan with other unidentified kanji characters to the end of the belt, then 1,000 stitches were added to the centre of the belt manually, the design would appear to be in the form of a tiger. The belt has suffered somewhat from water damage, which can be viewed on our web images but is all complete with its tie tags for being worn around the waist. A scarce artefact of the Japanese soldier of WWII.
JAPANESE WWII BINOCULARS. A scarce pair of Japanese 7 x 50 binoculars, optics good but lenses need cleaning. The body of the binoculars have lost some of the black painted crackle finish around the lens exterior. Adjustable eyepiece still working complete with their leather strap and original black leather carrying case. Many Japanese markings on the main body, a long shoulder strap is complete but is broken away from its shorter section through leather rot.
JAPANESE WWII CARBINE SLING. A typical Arisaka type sling in a carbine length, the leather being good and supple with just a little crazing to the surface, the whole item being treated. There is slight shortening to one end probably indicating carbine use. The original brass post attachment is present as is the all steel buckle.
JAPANESE WWII CIVILIAN GAS MASK. The gas mask issued to civilians in Japan. Excellent condition overall, complete with its canvas carrying strap and its Japanese label to the front.
JAPANESE WWII ENLISTED RANKS PUTTEES. A matched set of Japanese enlisted ranks puttes.
JAPANESE WWII IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY CLOTH RANK INSIGNIA. A very attractive framed set consisting of rank shoulder boards of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Army including five proficiency trade badges, all with descriptions in Japanese. Brought back to the USA after WWII by an American souvenir hunter, contained in its glazed frame, slight loose edges to the frame. This will be difficult to ship, collection if possible advised.
JAPANESE WWII NATIONAL FLAG. 5 x 4 foot, constructed of standard flag cloth. Red ball centre with white field. Considerable fraying to bottom edge of flag, complete with original fixing clips.
JAPANESE WWII NAVAL LIEUTENANT COMMANDER’S UNIFORM. An excellent condition full dress uniform of a Japanese WWII Naval Lieutenant Commander. Completely free of moth, excellent gilt wire embroidered lace of a mixture of chrysanthemums, leaves and anchors to the collar. Good gilt to all the buttons, which are in place, complete with a set of matching trousers with gold leaf to the exterior of each leg. Kanji characters, which we assume are the initials of the owner embroidered into the inner waistband. The removable shoulder boards are not with the outfit but are readily available on the collectors market to complete this excellent quality and scarce uniform. Some wire strands loose from the collar embroidery.
JAPANESE WWII PILOT’S SURVIVAL AID. A highly interesting and scarce item being the survival signal flag issue to Japanese aviators as part of their survival kit after being shot down. A three-part telescopic flag pole in wood measuring 55cms in length when extended, attached to the flag pole the Japanese flag in silk with red centre, which measures 110cms x 80cms, the flag itself is in good condition and the material has not shredded, minor age staining.
K.98 SCARCE VARIATION FROG. An absolutely magnificent late war frog, probably for Luftwaffe usage and more than likely produced in one of the occupied countries, the leather being of smooth very supple leather of a mid thickness having mechanical type rivets to both the upper and lower fitments. The item itself has not been polished and in a very nice natural very light brown colour with nice off white stitching throughout. There has clearly been a bayonet fitted at some time. The reverse shows a good RB number coding and there is one pin prick hole to the reverse where it would appear the item may well have been pinned to a wall at some time. A very scarce and interesting bayonet accessory and item of field equipment.
KNIGHTS CROSS OF THE IRON CROSS PROPOSAL DOCUMENT. A document to Feldwebel Pter Eil who was a member of the 105th Grenadier Regiment 72nd Infantry Division, this is the official 105th Regiment form dated ‘9th December 1943’ and listing Eil’s existing awards, Infantry Assault Badge, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Black Wound Badge, Iron Cross 1st Class, Bulgarian Service Cross, Silver Wound badge, East Front Medal, Krim Shield, Rumanian Service Medal and the Bronze Close Combat Clasp. It is the Recommendation for the award of the Knights Cross on the 11th January 1944, probably for his breakout of the Tscherkassy Pocket. Slight damage to the edges and also to the upper part of the A5 size document, damage as can be seen on our web images. Extremely rare document.
KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS. 2. A group of all army Knights Cross Winners photographs. Franz Josef Hoge, Albert Barger, Joachim Neumann, Dr.Hans Gidion, Hans Hunert, all pen signed either on the reverse of the photograph or on the face side.
KREIGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A good example by Schwerin, Berlin. All gilt remaining to wreath, slightly dull in places. Slight rubbing to the bow of the battleship centre but the remainder retaining all of its blackened finish. Wide tapering pin to reverse, which has been slightly modified and bent by the wearer to facilitate better fitting to the tunic. All black finish to the reverse side complete with full raised Adolf Bock & Schwerin, Berlin maker and designers marks.
KREIGSMARINE MANS BREAST EAGLE A beautifully tightly woven celion yellow eagle on dark navy blue background. Glued paper on the reverse side where this item has been attached to a collectors display board, however a superb example.
KRIEGSMARINE COMMEMORATIVE BOOK. An excellent book with hundreds of colour photographs of Kriegsmarine life, pages of rank insignia, signalling flags of the Kriegsmarine, entitled ‘DEUTSCHE REICHSMARINE’, Kriegsmarine flags at the rear of the book. Many good images.
KRIEGSMARINE LATE WAR HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A non maker marked High Seas Fleet Badge only approximately 25% of the original gilt remaining to the wreath and eagle. Thick needle pin with retaining hook all present on the reverse side.
LEGION CONDOR SIGNALS SECTION ARM PATCH. This ultra rare piece of Third Reich insignia being a 3 inch x 2¼ inch oval section of black base material embroidered in gold, with a surrounding wreath. Central circle. A lightning flash pointing upwards through the circle joining to a swastika at the base. All hand embroidered, with an accompanying photograph of a Legion Condor officer being presented to Herman Goring, clearly showing this insignia being worn on his upper left sleeve, in this case in the backing cloth colour of the Condor Legion material. This item recently acquired from the collection of noted collector George Petersen. We can only speculate as to why the backing cloth on this item is of black material instead of the unique olive brown of the standard Legion Condor uniforms. Although the tank group known as Gruppe Drohne are only known to have worn black berets with olive brown uniforms, this insignia may have been instituted and not worn for parade purposes on the black Panzer wrap-over uniform. Whatever the theories may be, the item is extremely rare and has never previously been published in any work since our original description of this rare item , a serious collector in Germany has informed us that the insignia is a special insignia worn by Luft Nachrichten Abt 88 ( only 2 companies present ) who were part of the Condor Legion the collector has a Soldbuch with the insignia clearly awarded to the inside of the book and 2 metal badges in the identical form plus 1 piece of this insignia in cloth and wire form identical to ours
LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. A good condition blue/grey Luftwaffe bread bag, complete with all its metal and leather fittings. Internal zeltbahn buttons.
LUFTWAFFE CERAMIC AND WOOD TABLE TOP. An extremely attractive and unusual 2' x 2' square table top. Base wood inlaid with five ceramic tiles depicting five Luftwaffe squadrons from the same area. Kampf Geswader 6, 1st Kampf Geswader153, 3rd Coastal Flieger Gruppe, 706th 3rd Training Geswader with one of the Geswader's unidentified. The legs have been removed from the table top to enable it to be a wall hanging display. The central tile is from the 3rd Coastal Flieger Gruppe 706 having a mobile swastika within the hilt of the sword.
LUGER, THE MULTI NATIONAL PISTOL BY CHARLES KENYON. Excellent work on the Luger pistol. 185 pages of the most beautiful colour and black and white photographs of Luger pistols of all nations. Published 1991, this work in the most superb condition with its original flyleaf, which is itself covered by a plastic slip.
LUGERS AT RANDOM BY CHARLES KENYON. First published 1969, revised format edition 1990. Excellent work on the history of the Luger pistol, 400 pages fully illustrated with an abundance of text accompanying each image of all the Luger variations. Complete with its dust cover, which is protected by plastic.
MAUSER POCKET PISTOLS 1910 TO 1946 BY ROY G. PENDER. A good 1971 publication book number 643 of only 1,000 copies printed. 300 pages of very good black and white photographs and accompanying text relating to all of the Mauser small pistols. This rare book is in excellent condition with a protective plastic cover over the flyleaf, signed by the author.
MAX AMANN PRESENTATION FOLDER. Amann was the publisher of the political newspaper known as The Volkisher Beobachter (The People’s Observer). On 30th January 1933 Amann was appointed a Reichsleiter of the entire Nazi Press Organisation and was also given an honorary rank as an SS Obergruppenfuhrer in the SS, sentenced to 10 years in the Nuremberg Trials, released in 1953. This highly impressive leather folder measuring 33cm x 24cm with intertwined gold inlaid printed swastikas and leaves to the front edge of the folder. Enclosed in the folder is a beautiful velum document all hand painted, which reads ‘The Board of Trustees for the Brown Band of Germany appoints herewith Herr Reichsleiter Amann President of the Reich Press Board to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Brown Band of Germany, in appreciation of his exceptional services to the raising of the German thoroughbred and the promotion of German horse racing, Munich 1st July 1936, signed by The President.’ The inside of the leather folder lined in light tan watered silk, the reverse of the folder with the same design as the face. Complete with a folder of non contemporary documentation on the history of Max Amann.
No.6. COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE. Single red on black machine woven No.6 Commando curbed shoulder title. No.3,4 and 6 Commandoes were part of the Special Service group, which became the 1st Special Service Brigade, complete with 45 Royal Marine Commando and 1st and 8th Troops of the 10 Inter Allied Commando, taking part in the invasion of North West Europe. Formerly from the Grace Gibson collection, Miss Gibson, born in 1915, died in 2002, was an avid collector of many historical artefacts. Whilst working within the British Civil Service in 1936 her interest was raised in military insignia at that time, the First World War. When WWII began she transferred to the Red Cross and Voluntary Aid Department and subsequently entered full time into the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) where, as a recruit, she trained in the same Motor Driving Company as the now Queen Elizabeth II and drove many types of vehicles for the remainder of WWII. During this time she avidly collected British WWII insignia, also some American insignia. Her collection, which also encompassed metal badges, involved many thousands of articles and was recently sold at auction in the U.K.
ORDERS, DECORATIONS MEDALS & BADGES OF THE THIRD REICH. A good clean example of this early 1968 work published by Roger James Bender, it is 6th printing from April 77. Slight discoloration to edges otherwise perfect condition, over 220 pages of all the orders, medals and decorations of the Third Reich.
ORDERS, DECORATIONS, MEDALS AND BADGES BY LITTLEJOHN & DODKINS. A well used copy of this scarce Roger James Bender publication of 1968, this is a six printing date 1977 comprising over 220 pages of excellent description, photographs, inauguration dates of many orders, medals and decorations of the Third Reich with its coloured ribbon chart on the last three pages.
PANZER DOCUMENTS. Documents of Feldwebel Anton Dobrzanski, comprising his FAD membership card fully filled out, dated 1934. Army Good Conduct Certificate dated 12.10.1935. Police Good Conduct Certificate dated 15.9.36. Driving Proficiency Badge in silver citation dated 1943, field issue. A large uniform portrait photograph, head and shoulders, hatless, wearing Model 43 uniform. Dobrzanski served 1943 with the supply company of the 16th Panzer Division, which was destroyed at Stalingrad in January 1943 and reformed April 1943 in France. June to November 1943 the division was active in Italy and in December 1943 the division was transferred back to Russia. A total of two A5 citations, one A4 citation, one FAD membership book, one postcard size photograph. Interesting group.
PANZERS IN NORMANDY THEN AND NOW by ERIC LEFERVE. The 1983 After the Battle magazine publication being a superb work of 212 page absolutely full of period black and white photographs, maps and individual unit histories of the German Panzer forces in Normandy, complete with its full illustrated flyleaf cover.
PER ARDUA LIBERTAS REPRINT. A slightly stained cover 76 page copy of the original very rare red Morocco bound wartime MI9 produced book on the escape equipment for British Forces in occupied Europe. This is a white cover, 2/3rd size of the original but is reproduced in identical form. Original examples fetch in excess of £1,000 each, comprising silk maps, secret compasses, escape knives, miniature cameras, fake German uniforms, wireless receivers and many other examples of concealed gadgetry for the escaper. Soft back. Condition:
PER ARDUA LIBERTAS REPRINT. An excellent condition 76 page copy of the original very rare red Morocco bound wartime MI9 produced book on the escape equipment for British Forces in occupied Europe.
POLISH AIRBORNE COMEDY CARICATURE PICTURES. An interesting portfolio of four high quality well printed caricature pictures pertaining to Polish Airborne troops. The item was clearly produced in Germany in 1946 while the Polish Airborne troops were stationed there. The large format folder is clearly dated '46' and annotated to Celle and Hamburg to the front and there are four excellent printed caricature mounted on wonderful grey backgrounds, each one impressed with a comedy sentence in Polish. They consists of various figures including a Polish Armoured Corps soldier and three others of clearly Airborne background with poster grey berets, combat wings, etc., Each of the posters have a facsimile signature of 1945. We have never seen this set anywhere for sale before and this must have been one of the items produced in Germany for sale to units. The overall condition is excellent with a little foxing to the outer cover. These would merit high quality framing and would compliment an Airborne collection enormously.
POLISH WWII FREE POLISH MEDAL GROUP. A Free Polish medal group belonging to No.43585 Strelec Franciszek Barteczko, he was part of the 2nd Polish Corps, his medal bar consists of the British 1939-45 Star, Italy Star, British Defence Medal, Polish Army Medal for 1935-45, along with his two Polish 2nd Corp