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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.
1945 DATED BRITISH OFFICERS BOOTS. A pair of the brown pebbled leather boots worn by British officers. 3/4 length with double cross over straps. These are the issue boots, stamped WD to the interior. 'C.W.Horrell Limited' maker marked and '1945' dated to the interior. 1 boot is sized 9 and the other size 8 but have been worn as amatched pair,Virtually mint unissued condition. Condition:
1st ALLIED AIRBORNE ARM PATCH. A scarce 1st Allied Airborne arm patch, finely embroidered in white yellow, black and purple on blue felt backing. This rare patch was won by members of the headquarters of the 1st Allied Airborne army for D-Day invasion. At present lightly glued to a Grace Gibson display card with her lettering 'Allied Airborne Army' below. This could be removed without damage to the insignia, or cut with the card. 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.
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.
4 DIPLOMATIC SERVICE BUTTONS. A group of four white metal painted hollow Diplomatic Service tunic buttons.
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.
9 AWARD DOCUMENTS - OBERST MEDER-EGGEBERT. A good group of 9 award citations and four accompanying documents to a former German Army signals officer who served in both world wars, plus the Police Service in the intervening years. Certificates comprise of the Third Reich awarded 1914 War Honour Cross for combatants, with swords, awarded 8th January 1935, punch-holed. The Armed Forces 18 year Long Service Cross, A4 size, punch-holed, awarded 2nd October 1936. The Bulgarian 1914-18 War Commemorative Medal, awarded 20th June 1938, it is a slightly larger size than A5, punch-holed, highly attractive. The Hungarian 1914-18 War Commemorative Medal awarded 13th September 1938, small pink colour printed citation, punch-holed. The 1st Oktober 1938 Commemorative Medal for the Entry into Czechoslovakia with the Prague Castle Bar, dated 1st January 1940, A4 size, punch-holed. The A5 sized punch-holed 1939 Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated 18th March 1940, pen signed by General Der Flieger Volkmann to Oberstleutnant Kurt Meder-Eggebert, who was Commander of Signals Unit 194. The A5 size punch-holed Iron Cross 1st Class citation dated 18th May 1940, signed by General of Infantry Geyer, who was awarded the Knights Cross on the 25th June 1940 and subsequently committed suicide on the 10th April 1946. The A5 sized punch-holed Armelband Afrika cuff title citation, awarded 1st February 1944 with a pencil signature of General of Infantry Glokke, Meder-Eggebert now with the rank on the citation of Oberst. The A5 size punch-holed War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Sword citation, dated 20th April 1944. The four accompanying documents relate to the Police Sports Festival Prize, accompanying letter for the War Honour Cross, plus two printed notes accompanying the Hungarian and Bulgarian Medals. Accompanying these citations is a single A4 size double sided sheet of research into the Signals Unit that Oberts Kurt Meder-Eggebert was Commander of, put together by the foremost researcher in the U.K. on the German Armed Forces, a former British Army Tank Major from whom this collection was obtained from.
A GROUPING OF HUNGARIAN, SLOVAK & AUSTRIAN BUTTONS AND INSIGNIA. We have recently acquired 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 grouping comprises of 2 Hungarian Air Force buttons, 3 Hungarian officers buttons, one Slovakian piece of insignia, the upper part of an Austrian portapee with slight verdigree of oxidisation.
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.
A PRIMER OF MILITARY KNIVES. By Gordon Hughes. The very first work on fighting knives by Gordon Hughes, part two of the two section series. 202 line drawings of mixed military knives of the world. Brand new condition. Published 1981.
A SELECTION OF GERMAN THIRD REICH IDENTIFIED PANZER RELIC ITEMS. This lot collected many years ago represents an excellent set of items. The lot consists of a typical military headlight lamp cover, this has much original ordnance tan, however there is rust bleed, pitting and areas of paint loss. It is clear the item has remained either in the soil or on the surface many years after the war. There is an excellent old French collectors label which gives details how the item was found in August of 1982 and is from a Panzer one and from the area of Tramol . Other elements including couplings, a very large pin for a towing eye Were found in Saintenay in Normandy. The whole lot consists of five elements, most of which have collectors tags still attached to them, these would make a stunning display and all come from the hard fought battle of Normandy.
ADOLF HITLER BUTTER KNIFE.. An excellent condition 16cms butter knife as part of the Reichs Chancellery informal pattern. Reichs Chancellery eagle and swastika in raised relief to the base of the knife with the letters ‘AH’ to either side of the swastika. Etched to the blade ‘Nicht Rostend’ (Rustproof). Beautiful blade.
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 BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful 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.
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.
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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 GENERAL'S VISOR CAP COCKADE. 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.
ARMY LEUTNANT SLIP-ON UNIFORM INSIGNIA SET. A complete set of insignia for an Army Artillery Leutnant. Red wool based slip-on shoulder boards with canvas fixing tags. The exterior is in subdued grey weave. Some light wear to one board. Complete with the matching wire woven artificial silk red centred collar patches laid onto dark green backing cloth with stitches remaining where removed from the tunic.
ARMY M 35 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. The shell is stamped ES64. The original owners name Unter Officer Tschope, inscribed in paint to the lower inner rear skirt. The silver army decal is abrased across its front from top to bottom but is still visible. There are paint losses mainly to the crown but unusually retaining reasonable paint finish to the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. The leather liner is excellent, showing a good medium tan colour and fitted with its small section of strap with an M40 liner, which is conversant with it, being an M35 single decal.
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.
ARMY PANZER MANS CAP EAGLE. A good removed from cap, grey on black Panzer mans M43 or overseas cap eagle. glue on reverse side where adhered to a collectors display board with stitches where removed from cap. Condition:
ARMY PANZER NCO'S VISOR CAP. A heavily mothed Panzer NCO's Tellerform visor cap constructed in the ribbed material normally found on the Tellerform early period hats. Moth damage, which can be seen from our web images. Pink waffenfarbe good and clear. Good quality stamped aluminium matching national eagle and cockade with standard NCO's strap to the front. In size stamped to the upper inner crown size '55'. Ersatz style liner all complete to the inside and undamaged apart from generally crazing to the surface. Fully lined with the russet brown lightweight cotton.
ARMY UNTEROFFIZIERS SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH 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.
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:
AUSRUSTUNG VOL 1 & 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Back by popular demand! The 1st Edition sold out within 5 months and therefore forced a 2nd Edition reprint. Possibly the most well received book on military equipment ever Ausrustung, Field Equipment of the German Forces in WWII is a two volume book. '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. The work includes Ammunition pouches, bandoliers, essential personal equipment, pioneer equipment, paratrooper, NCO and Officer equipment. 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, 450 pages.
AUSRUSTUNG VOL 1 & 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Back by popular demand! The 1st Edition sold out within 5 months and therefore forced a 2nd Edition reprint. Possibly the most well received book on military equipment ever Ausrustung, Field Equipment of the German Forces in WWII is a two volume book. '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. The work includes Ammunition pouches, bandoliers, essential personal equipment, pioneer equipment, paratrooper, NCO and Officer equipment. 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, 450 pages.
AUSTRALIAN UNIFORM GROUPING. An extremely nice and complete grouping being worn by an Australian soldier during the early part of the war. These lightweight woollen uniforms were issued and worn during the North African campaign. The uniform set consists of a four pocket tunic, the tunic is of a light green woollen material with matching Australian Commonwealth Forces collar, Australian titles, Commonwealth Forces buttons throughout and coloured flashes to the upper arms. The tunic is in unissued, stored condition, in a large size 16 with a 1942 dated label. There is one or two areas of moth peppering to the lower front skirt, this would be fairly easy to repair. There is a matching pair of straight leg trousers with the original paper label to the outside of a good large size, again dated to the interior '1945' and completely unissued. The overall condition of the trousers is excellent, there appears to be no moth whatsoever. There is also a very scarce Australian single breasted greatcoat, this is very similar to the Australian First World War greatcoat and has the standard full collar. There is interesting brown plastic Australian Military Forces buttons throughout and the usual lining to the sleeves etc., Again the greatcoat is in stored unissued condition with one or two small moth nips and a good 1940 dated label. Completing the outfit is a pair of Australian khaki woollen anklets with button closures, labelled '1942' in mint condition and a pair of Australian short puttees. There is also a slouch hat with the uniform, which is of a good medium size with the correct press stud closure and large Australian Commonwealth Forces insignia, a nice cotton multi fold pugree. The press stud to the side is the typical Australia type. The chinstrap and the sweat band have been removed from the interior of the hat, this was quite a common occurrence and was done in the field. The whole ensemble would make an excellent display mannequin.
AUSTRALIAN WWII INSIGNIA COLLECTION. A most interesting set of items being two sheets of fine fur felt fabric that have been covered with badges, these were recentley obtained in the United States of America and were once the property of a U.S. soldier who served in Australia. The collection is of a typical highly random manner and the backing cloth used appears to be the fur felt that was used to produce insignias in Australia. The first sheet is of cloth insignia and is mounted upon a purple backing, there are numerous pagri or sleeve insignias of Australian units as well as some captured Italian badges presumably from North Africa. There is also a section of printed and embroidered insignias. The second sheet is on a buff coloured piece of fur felt of large dimension and this again has a random coverage of souvenir items including many Australian badges including Australian Armoured Car Corps, Air Force driver, numerous buttons including Dutch buttons presumably given to the soldier from members of the Dutch East India units who sheltered in Australia. There are various Belgium badges and American rank insignias. An extremely interesting item of a soldier's souvenir collecting.
BATTLE DAMAGE BY OLIVER LOCK & DANIEL FISHER. The new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Battle Damage, the latest in a series of fascinating books, showing great detail, incorporating the use of high resolution photography. The style of these books hand the reader the ability to view these items with such large images and close up clarity, almost like holding the artefact in your hand. The book is 192 pages, hardback and it feature the story of war, items that have been found on the battle fields. Helmets with impact from bullets & shrapnel as well as many other items of military history with battle damage. The book covers items from the Napoleonic wars, through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, The Falklands and modern day warfare. Militaria of all countries are covered, this work will appeal to all enthusiasts of military history, especially collectors who appreciate the 'been there' look! The images are accompanied by interested commentary, often explaining the possibilities of how the item was damaged as well the history of where each item was found.
BATTLE DAMAGE BY OLIVER LOCK & DANIEL FISHER. The new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Battle Damage, the latest in a series of fascinating books, showing great detail, incorporating the use of high resolution photography. The style of these books hand the reader the ability to view these items with such large images and close up clarity, almost like holding the artefact in your hand. The book is 192 pages, hardback and it feature the story of war, items that have been found on the battle fields. Helmets with impact from bullets & shrapnel as well as many other items of military history with battle damage. The book covers items from the Napoleonic wars, through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, The Falklands and modern day warfare. Militaria of all countries are covered, this work will appeal to all enthusiasts of military history, especially collectors who appreciate the 'been there' look! The images are accompanied by interested commentary, often explaining the possibilities of how the item was damaged as well the history of where each item was found. Condition:
BEF SECOND DIVISION ARTILLERY SIGN. Any item from the BEF period must be considered extremely rare. However, this divisionally marked sign is one of the finest and unquestionably period painted items that we have ever had the pleasure of owning. Recently discovered in the north of France, this particular sign was probably to mark artillery gun positions. The sign itself is typicalof T.A.C signs which would usually have been carried on vehicles. It has been riveted through a steel post and is clearly to be used as a marker and would have been hammered into the ground when the battery was in position. To the front is the red over blue artillery markings and it can clearly be seen that this has had a long history of use and has had multiple over paints. The crossed artillery keys insignia which was institued in 1940 can clearly be seen to one corner. This item would surely be worth much futher research. This particular unit was distinguished later in the war for the campaign in the far east, however, they were amoungst the troops who suffered terribly during the dunkirk phase of the war. The paint to the surface is very congealed and has minute crackling over the entire surface. There is rust bleed and some areas of paint loss however, the item overall is stable and completely free of oil, wax or any other preservatives. An exceptionally rare item that would make a wonderful museum grade display to any collection.
BELGIUM CIVILIAN GAS MASK. TYPE L/702. Produced by Englebert. Some rusting to exterior tin. Complete with its shoulder strap. Inner mask good.
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.
BRITISH 08 HELVE HEAD HOLDER. A very scarce item of equipment and intriguingly made in 1939. The contracts issued by various contractors had to be completed and the Navy continued to use the vintage 08 equipment throughout the inter war and WWII years, this item has been made in exactly the fashion of the 1918 type helve head. It is marked 'M W & S 1939' with the Naval acceptance stamps. The liner is of a dark linen material and the outer cloth is completely unblancoed and in its original tan web. All brass fittings have an excellent deep patina finish overall. The item is in stored and very near mint condition throughout. A scarce item of field equipment.
BRITISH 1940 PATTERN BATTLEDRESS 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 1942 DATED FIBRE RIM PARATROOPER HELMET. A superb condition, mint, hardly used BMB 6 5/8ths size 1942 dated fibre rimmed paratrooper helmet, complete with its very supple leather straps, early yellow Sorbo rubber that sits between the light tan leather liner frame. All of the white felt beneath the leather liner is intact and has not been destroyed by moth damage and complete with its very clean virtually white canvas and string inner cradle. Rexine covered felt dome pad still intact. Exterior colour excellent.
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 37 PATTERN JUNGLE GREEN HOLSTER. A rare example of the standard 37 pattern officers revolver holster for WWII, however these on mass were over-dyed in a typical blue green emerald shade, this was for the campaign in the Far East. Examples of this over-dyed webbing are now difficult to find. The overall condition is excellent, there is a little fraying to one end of the flap and there is light service use.
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 5 COMMANDO TITLE. A typical glue back wartime produced embroidered 5 Commando title in very good condition.
BRITISH 5TH INDIAN DIVISION COMMANDING OFFICERS CAR PENNANTS. A highly interesting and historically important pair of small vehicle pennants. The pair of pennants belonged to Major General D.F.W.Warren CBE., DSO., Major General Warren was the Commanding Officer of the 5th Indian Division and commanded the division from September 1944 through to February 1945. Warren was a long serving professional military soldier, he was born January 1889, the eldest son of a reverend, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1915 at the age of 17 and subsequently transferred to the Indian Army on the 8th March 1918. He was a Lieutenant with the Sikh Pioneers, he served in Field Marshall Alanby's campaign in Jordan, he attended the Staff College in 1933. At the time the Commander of the Staff College being a then Colonel Slim who was later his Commander of the 14th Army in Burma. He transferred to the 8th Punjab, on disbandment again back to the Sikh Pioneers, he then commanded the 6th Punjab Regiment. He then served in the Arakan campaign in Burma from July 1941 to June 43, where he was awarded the OBE. He then commanded the 161st Indian Infantry Brigade from June 1943 through to September 1944 and saw action in the famous battles of Kohima and for this he was awarded the DSO. After the illness of the 5th Division's General Officer he took command of the 5th Indian Division, sadly General Warren was killed in an air accident on the 9th February 1945. He was made CBE for his command of the 5th Division. Warren's car pennant is a red pennant with a black overlaid square with a red circle, this is manufactured from typical flag cloth and is clearly of Middle Eastern manufacture. There is a small bamboo pole still inserted, which at one time would have been the pennant holding it to the car. The other pennant we believe comes from one of the sub units of the 5th Division, again of grey cloth with a red overlaid circle for the 5th Division and having the letters '94' applied to it, again a similar bamboo pole is inserted. There is an interesting booklet on the history of the 5th Division including maps of Burma and mention of their four VC's. A good full page photograph of Warren is published in this small booklet. An old typed outlay of the career of Warren also accompanies the lot as well as a photostat copy of a small amount of information about the provenance of the pennants. Both pennants are in excellent condition.
BRITISH 6TH ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION HIGH QUALITY UNISSUED PATCH. Silk embroidery on wool background.
BRITISH 7TH ARMOURED BRIGADE INSIGNIA. A scarce insignia being the green rat upon white with a red circle around it, this was worn in the Italy campaign and is a rare insignia. The overall condition is excellent, it has been removed from a battledress, there are traces of old cotton and a little toning overall.
BRITISH 8TH ARMY INSIGNIA. Possibly Italian made. Removed from album. Very good unissued condition. Traces of staple holes to the corners.
BRITISH 8TH ARMY SHOULDER INSIGNIA. Excellent quality heavy embroidered version. Traces of removal from photo album. Tiny staples holes to the corners.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Military Mode's eighth title 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.
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 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.
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.
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 AIRBORNE INSIGNIA VOLUME 2 BY OLIVER LOCK. The new publication from Military mode Publishing, British Airborne Insignia Volume 2, is the long awaited follow-up to volume 1, it both extends and complements the first book. This work covers in depth the insignia of the Allied Airborne units and those parachute trained personnel in exile within the UK. Also covered are the important units of Commonwealth parachutists who came to Britain's aid in defeating the Nazi menace. Once again, in collaboration with the Airborne Assault Museum and many advanced collectors, we have been able to illustrate this book with many fine period images as well as thus far unseen examples of often highly rare insignia. Not only, as previously mentioned, has the work covered Airborne forces in exile and of Britain's Commonwealth, but it also contains new chapters on SAS and Special Forces parachutists insignia, flags and pennants and more on British Indian airborne insignia. We are also particularly proud of the chapter covering the long overdue return of Pegasus to 16 Air Assault Brigade and the part Volume One and the Airborne Assault Museum played in its rightful reinstatement. Produced in hard back with over 245 pages. Condition:
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 FIRE SERVICE BATTLEDRESS JACKET. An extremely scarce battledress jacket as worn by a member of the army fire service. This unit served in all theatres of operation and were particular busy in the calm area after the Normandy invasion. The patch was often worn as the only identifying feature and on page 52 of ''British army uniform and insignia of WWII, By Brian L Davis,'' one can see this battledress being worn with this insignia. This is the ordinance issue type and is a perfect matched pair, originally mounted to both upper arm. The battledress is a typical 1940 pattern, in a good size 12 with an O prefix above the WD number. There is a clear issue stamp on the 1942 issue label. The overall condition of the battledress is good and stored with a few light moth nips, one to the pocket corner and one or two scattered other nips. These would be easy to remedy, however the jacket displays well as it is.
BRITISH ARMY JACK KNIFE 1940. A good 1940 dated issue issue Jack knife, with broad arrow acceptance stamp with faint ‘1940’ date. Maker stamped ‘Wilson Sheffield’. One small section of the Bakelite grip missing, complete with its lanyard ring.
BRITISH ARMY KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS TITLE. Regimentally coloured title, as removed from a board.
BRITISH ARMY ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS DICED PATCH. Excellent wartime high quality produced item with black backing paper, notation to the rear.
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 BRODIE ORDNANCE CORPS HELMET. A good condition Brodie helmet of WWII, excellent condition overall, marked size 7¼. The liner is all complete. To the exterior all original paint finish remains with slight rusting flooding through with the insignia of the Ordnance Corps using the vehicle sign diagonal red and green.
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 CIVILIAN GAS MASK IN COMMERCIAL CARRYING TIN. A typical civilian lightweight respirator that the owner has purchased a separate carrying tin, this tin is clearly maker marked and marked to the lid Gas Mask as well as name and address areas which are not filled in. The item has been used and there are many areas of scratching to the painted surface and a little rust bleed, however the original carrying cord remains in place. This item is from a Civil Defence gas mask collection we recently purchased.
BRITISH CIVILIAN GAS MASK. Civilian gas masks were issued to all male and female adult civilians in WWII and can be seen carried throughout the blitz and are a characteristic item of the period. The box comes with a privately purchased Rexine cover, this would protect the fragile cardboard box somewhat. The box within the cover is the issue type with the embossed writing to the top as well as the full instructions and the canister holding compartment. The mask has the date '37' and is in good condition and has minor storage dust and dirty overall.
BRITISH CIVILIAN RESPIRATOR IN DELUXE CARRYING BOX. The 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 COLDSTREAM GUARDS REGIMENTAL TITLE. High quality Guards example. White upon red with gauze backing.
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 DESPATCH RIDER HIGH BOOTS. A good mannequin mounted pair of boots being of black leather and of a reasonably good size with all buckles to the top. The leather shows wear but is good and supple with a good strong polished finish. The soles show some wear and one has been clearly drilled through for a mannequin. The boots still have the mannequin feet attached to the interiors, which may need removing, however make excellent trees for the boots, at some time the boots have had the tongues very carefully detached from one side to fit these mannequin feet in.
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 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 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 PATCH. Excellent embroidered version, removed on an album, unissued toned condition.
BRITISH HOME SERVICE POLICE BRODIE HELMET. A standard Brodie pattern helmet dated ‘1939’, blue painted retaining virtually all of its original blue finish with slight rust from the steel skull flooding through having clear ‘Police’ stencil in white with original elastic web chinstrap and complete inner liner.
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 INVASION LIFE JACKET. The light jacket that was issued to all troops upon D-Day, this rudimentary affair fitted under the arms and looped over the shoulders. This example is clearly dated '1944' with a broad arrow and is clearly from unissued stocks. The rubber treated cloth is remarkably supple and with gentle handling will display very well. The original inflation valve is present and all complete with its rubber mouthpiece, this again is a little stiff, however will display well. All tapes in place. A rare item, the vast majority of these being simply disposed of upon the beach upon arrival.
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 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.3 COMMANDO SINGLE SHOULDER TITLE. Mint unissued condition embroidered red on blue, 1943 version. Condition:
BRITISH NO.3 COMMANDO TITLE. Mint, British manufactured quality.
BRITISH NO.5 COMMANDO TITLE. Typical British manufacture. Mint condition, unissued.
BRITISH NO.5.COMMANDO TITLE. Very lightly used in excellent condition throughout and wartime British manufacture.
BRITISH NO.6 COMMANDO TITLE TYPICAL WARTIME FABRICATION. Excellent condition, unissued.
BRITISH NO.9 COMMANDO White on blue early WWII title in unissued excellent condition.
BRITISH OFFICERS COMPLETE 44 WEB SET. An excellent web set consisting of some elements of WWII dated and post war dated 44 pattern equipment. The lot consists of the wartime model small back pack haversack with its L shaped mounting straps, complete yoke system, two compass pouches, pistol ammunition pouch and compass pouch also incorporated pistol holster clearly dated '45' and a nice '45' dated binocular case, together with the commercially produced 44 water bottle set. The whole set is in good used condition with much of the original dark jungle green colour still remaining. One or two stains and areas of dust build. Condition:
BRITISH PAIR OF NO.5 COMMANDO TITLES. A good matched pair of No.5 Commando shoulder titles. Machine woven red on very dark blue backing with correct war time period backing cloth.
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 PARATROOPER OVER SMOCK. A 1945 dated 1942 pattern British paratrooper over smock. Most of the smocks that turn up on the market have never been used and are mint out of stores, this would appear to have been service used. Painted to the rear in blue lettering ‘2/21’ over a red and blue roundel with the faint painted letters below of ‘040’, the label is stamped ‘size number 3, height 5’7 to 5’8, breast 35 inches to 40 inches, L.Harris Limited 1945’.
BRITISH PLAYERS AIRMAN'S CIGARETTE BOX. A 16 x 14 x 14½ wooden framed box with compressed paper panels, lid missing, that carried quantities of the Players Navy Cut airmans cigarettes in WWII. One panel having the famous outline of Players Navy Cut, two further panels having the logos 'Above All Players Airmans Cigarettes' with the faint traces of original delivery label. The Players Airman Cigarette first introduced in WWII was very popular amongst British troops. These boxes would have been used for shipping large quantities of cigarettes for delivery at front line positions to troops. Good for museum display.
BRITISH POLISH WWII INSIGNIA. A very fine section of Polish 1st Corps insignia. Accompanying the insignia is a letter from a Major Mozden in Scotland dated 'October 16th 1946' replying to a request, possibly from a young collector, with its original On His Majesty's Service envelope addressed to a young man, Carl Bradshaw in Cheshire.
BRITISH POLISH WWII POLISH RAF OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very large size standard private purchase RAF officers visor cap with its totally original fitted Polish bullion Air Force officers badge. This cap was at one time donated to a museum in the Isle of Man and was subsequently sold. Cloth covered peak, standard narrow black chinstrap with cloth covered side buttons. A clear shadow behind the badge where the colour of the RAF cap is slightly different due to the large Polish Air Force officers badge fitted. No moth damage or staining, complete with its grained Morocco leather sweatband, which shows evidence of service wear. To the centre of the cap the ‘Austin Reed, Regent Street, London’ lozenge shape maker’s mark still in place. A rare cap.
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 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 ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SOLID SILVER CAP 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 ROYAL ARTILLERY SLOUCH HAT. A fine service used example of the classic slouch hat, this example has an excellent two-piece artillery lozenge to the side turn up. There is some wear to the nap of the cloth and a little bleed from the dye. The pugree is of aertex multi pleated type and is a little loose in places. There are all the normal stains and areas of wear that one would associate with a hat worn in such difficult fighting conditions. The leather interior band is good and is clearly dated '1943' and marked '6 5/8ths' as well a manufacturers markings. The chin strap is complete and these are seldom encountered as they were regularly removed by the troops. A stunning item of headdress with a high degree of character.
BRITISH ROYAL FUSILIERS TITLE. High quality. White upon red with gauze backing.
BRITISH 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. Condition:
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 ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS TARTAN SLEEVE PATCH. In grenade silhouette form. Excellent example, removed from an album.
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 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 SLOUCH HAT. A magnificent example of the slouch hat in good condition with only very minor surface moth. There is an excellent felt three piece lozenge insignia machined to the side, this is in blue, red and blue and we believe this to be Ordnance Corps, however these colours are often inverted to red, blue and red. The pagri also is of blue, red and blue to the three upper folds. The liner band clearly shows a 1943 date and interestingly the soldier has folded the band in half for a slightly snugger fit. The original chin strap is still in place and the press stud functions well. There is only minor service dust and only minor fading to small areas of the hat.
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 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 UNIDENTIFIED FLYING GAUNTLETS An unofficial pair of superb quality sheepskin lined leather cream gauntlets. Side zips to each gauntlet using the exact manufacture of zip as on the RAF Irvin jackets. Closure stud around the wrist marked ‘English Make’. To the interior a silk label Guaranteed Read Sheepskin Lining’.
BRITISH VEHICLE TATICAL SIGN. A rare and interesting Tatical sign as used on British military vehicles in WWII, these signs were detachable so they could be removed in security high zones. The sign itself appears to be the mythical creature 'CENTAUR ' with a bow and arrow and a horses body. This is a decal and has been overlaid over a much used vehicle panel, the panel clearly shows signs of an underlying sign, the sign clearly underneath the decal is a red triangle, this appertains to the 3rd Division who fought so hard to liberate Caen in 1944, the reverse of the sign is a deep maroon red. The reverse of the sign would be displayed at time again for tactical reasons and the sign would be turned and hung on the vehicle with the reverse showing. The reverse is in the deep maroon associated with 3rd Brigade in most Infantry Divisions. The sign is in good used condition, there is some congealing and crackling to the decal frontage. There is some rust bleed and patches of paint loss to the rear. To the front corners there is some minor rusting and rust bleed, however highly interesting and evocative item of British military memorabilia.
BRITISH WAR OFFICE 1ST PATTERN PATCH. Scarce printed example. King's crown, as removed from a battledress.
BRITISH WARDEN'S FIRE GUARD HELMET. An extremely interesting variant on the British Civil Defence helmet, these helmets have become immensely popular and rightly so, over the last few years, this is a typical high quality British military standard helmet without the perforations that would indicate a low steel quality. It is marked '1939' and manufactured by R.O.C. The lining is a 1940 dated type with the early cruciform version with a separate cruciform pad. The chin strap is the typical sprung elasticated type. What makes this helmet particularly appealing is the blue grey civil paint to the entire exterior which appears to be spray applied and the letters 'W/FG' and a white band over the centre of the helmet, the initials appear both front and back, these have been executed in sign writer quality lettering, we believe this would be Warden Fire Guard. An unusual helmet for somebody with shared responsibilities. The helmet recently came from the City of Bristol. There are faint traces below the paint of what may be another central line of paint which shows this helmet may have had multiple uses during the war years. The paint to the exterior is 70% present with some chipping and small areas of rust bleed. The white is beautifully combed again with a few areas of rust bleed. The helmet is completely free of wax and oil and is in stored untouched condition.
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 WOMAN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE BERET AND GROUPING. A small grouping of items belonging to a female member of the Woman's Volunteer Civil Defence Service, which was established in 1938. There work included air raid precaution services, proving canteens etc., to assist the rescue workers. One of their largest achievements in WWII was manning the rest centres where people who were bombed out from their homes would rest and be fed by the ladies of the WVS. In all 25 WVS officers were destroyed during the London blitz. The deep green uniform worn by the WVS was actually designed by the famous fashion designer of the time Digby Morton. The lot includes the original large size beret with the enamel WVS Civil Defence badge to the front, the overall condition is excellent with slight wear to the nap of the cloth. There are no moth holes or damage. The pocket portion of the jacket has been removed, on this portion includes the original WVS Civil Defence lapel badge and a pair of Welfare titles had also been removed from the garment. Unfortunately the garment was heavily mothed, however the insignia has no moth damage. Completing the lot is a map of hostels, billets and canteens which was found in the pocket of a uniform at the time of its discovery.
BRITISH WWI VERNERS PRISMATIC MARCHING COMPASS. Maker marked ‘Sinclair, Haymarket, London’ with government broad arrow mark. The owner’s initials ‘RGB’ hand inscribed to the reverse side. Full working order in its excellent condition leather carrying case with its closing strap and buckle in place, long shoulder strap missing.
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 10th NORFOLK HOME GUARDS BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. A rare 10th Norfolk (Norwich) serge Home Guard Battledress blouse with side by side Norfolk Battalion makings in good used condition. Norfolk Home Guard uniform items are very hard to find and always sort after.
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.
BRITISH WWII 1945 DATED JACK KNIFE. A double bladed jack knife, marked ‘1945’, maker marked ‘Wilson’, complete with its lanyard ring, its moulded grips still having all of its cross hatched design mould intact.
BRITISH WWII 1ST FIELD DRESSING. Wrapped at present in protective plastic. All details printed to the exterior with clear date of ‘July 1943’.
BRITISH WWII 1ST PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE. An extremely good 1st pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, these famous knives are collected worldwide, this example in excellent order. The ‘Wilkinson Sword Limited, London’ etched logo and the ‘F-S Fighting knife’ logo on the reverse side clear to the forte of the blade. The blade itself still in its original profile, a tiny bit of corrosion, approximately 3cms from the tip, the blade length 17.2mm or 6 ¾ inches. The tip is perfect, some obvious wear use to the machine knurled nickel plated grip in its original scabbard, which has had the leather leg tabs removed. The lower scabbard mount in nickel has some indentations. The Newey press stud to the upper part of the scabbard all intact and working correctly.
BRITISH WWII 37 PATTERN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An excellent pair all complete with scarce ankle tabs and clearly stamped with the 'AV' treatment stamp and a date of '941'. There is the typical WD stamp with the label as ever removed for tactical purposes. They are in an excellent ginger shaded wool with just one or two nicks and a little wear to the nap of the cloth. They are in a good medium mannequin type size with all brass buttons throughout.
BRITISH WWII 37 PATTERN BD TROUSERS. A good large sized pair, complete with ankle tabs having early WD stamp to the interior, label as ever, removed. Some wear to the nap of the cloth, a few tiny nicks and repairs with very light moth to crotch area which has been treated.
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 AIRTEX KHKAKI DRILL SHIRT. An original scarce mid war Airtex WW2 British Khaki Drill shirt in good issued condition. This shirt is typical of the type worn during the El Alamein battles and the Tunisian campaign.
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 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 CLASP KNIFE 1937. British Army clasp knife dated ‘1937’ in generally good condition, Sheffield maker marked with its original rope lanyard. Very light traces of sharpening to the blade. Complete with its folding spike. One portion of the serrated composition grip is missing.
BRITISH WWII ARMY JACK KNIFE. A 1942 broad arrow marked jack knife, complete with its lanyard ring, three implements, the moulded cross grain grips have been light abused.
BRITISH WWII ASSORTMENT OF INSECT REPELLENTS. 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 assortment of rare issue mosquito creams as well as soaps and civilian ascorbic acid all in period tins in good condition throughout with a little leakage to some tins. These items must be considered very rare and extremely interesting small personal items.
BRITISH WWII BREN GUN SLING. Mint condition Bren gun sling with both of its sprung loaded steel clips. Marked to the interior ‘M.E.C.1945’.
BRITISH WWII BREN SPARES BAG. A good condition webbing spare bag marked ‘Finnigans Limited 1943’ broad arrow marked containing three brushes and its rod attachment.
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. All situated in its original Herbert Johnson of London’s carrying box.
BRITISH WWII CANADIAN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An excellent pair of ‘1945’ dated battledress trousers in the classic Canadian khaki. Faint traces of all size stampings but too faint to read but large size. 32 waist with long leg. Clear maker’s mark. The nap of the cloth is superb overall, one moth hole in the crotch area otherwise perfect.
BRITISH WWII COLDSTREAM GUARDS BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE SHOULDER TITLES. A set of white on red Coldstream Guards shoulder titles. Minor moth nipping to one of the titles.
BRITISH WWII DORSET SHOULDER TITLES. As removed from a battledress blouse, a matched pair of Dorset white embroidery on a red background shoulder titles.
BRITISH WWII ENLISTED MANS BRODIE WITH WHITE COVER. A standard British WWII Brodie pattern helmet, stamped size 7 to its interior liner with the first two digits of the date '19' only being visible. Chin strap missing. Fitted with a highly unusual white cover, the cover is white linen typical of the material used for clothing in Indian or Egypt. It has been crudely wrapped over the edges of the helmet and tucked into the outer edges of the liner band. A simplified Indian style pagri has been hand applied to the cover close to the area where the base of the skull meets the rim, in fact similar in style to any tropical helmet with a pagri. Good condition, it has had rust flooded through from the shell of the Brodie. Minor pin holes in the light cotton cover. Under the pagri it can clearly be seen the original pure white colour of the linen below. Various theories can be brought to bear on this helmet as to its usage, it could possibly be for a parade use by Indian troops or for the use of deflection of the sun in combat situations. However a very interesting rare variation of a British WWII helmet.
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 HERTS HOME GUARD GREAT COAT. A 1939 pattern Hertfordshire 7 (Chipperfield) Home Guard great coat in very good issued condition it is dated 1940 on the label.
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 INDIAN MADE ENGINEERS SIDE CAP. 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 Indian produced engineers side hat with a Vinyl type lining and velvet sweat band. The item is very presentable, however shows some signs of wear to the nap of the cloth and is grubby through sustained service use with an all brass Royal Engineers badge affixed.
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 MCR-1 TYPE 36 ONCE BISCUIT TIN RADIO. The MCR1 was a small valve base receiver developed in 1943 by Captain John Brown of the SOE and built by the UK Electronics Company Philco. They were constructed in such a way they could be stored inside a standard biscuit tin of the period. Two only of the four plug in coil packs are present with the unit and includes the removable lid of the power pack. At the present time it is situated in component parts within a period leather suitcase. This particular item belonged to an agent who operated south east of the border of Luxembourg. It is also missing the aerial and headset but comes complete with issue SOE screwdriver. Condition:
BRITISH WWII MIDDLE EAST COMMANDO KNIFE.THIS ITEM IS RESERVED THIS ITEM IS RESERVED AWAITING IMPORT PERMISSION TO AUSTRALASIA fabulous condition example of the now excessively rare knife known as the Middle East Commando knife. The blade is full length and has never been abused or re-profiled. There is some black spotting corrosion to the right hand side of the blade as the blade is held in ones hand. To the left hand side of the blade it is absolutely clear. The cast brass hilt is in overall excellent condition with slight indentations on the right hand lower side where it appears to have been used to tap nails or pinheads. All fitted into its totally original teardrop shaped grained leather scabbard where all the stitching holding the reverse belt loop to the main body is good and strong, plus all the stitching holding the blade section together. The brass rivet holding the hilt retaining loop is all intact. To the reverse side there is a handwritten instruction, it is rather faint but we have been able to decipher it. ‘Good hunting’ followed by two other words which are indecipherable, followed by the date ‘25th July 1944’ in numbers only with a clear place of Calcutta. A superb example. Condition:
BRITISH WWII NAVAL AIR SERVICE PHTOGRAPH ALBUM. An album of 68 images of the British Naval Air Service known as the Fleet Air Arm. The album is 12 inches x 9 inches, or 31cm x 22cm. The cover and spine damaged on the edges but still just about intact to the main body. The album has some of the most incredible Fleet Air Arm images we have ever seen. Not only are the images extremely professional in their content but virtually all are of large format, most images are 4 inches x 6 inches, 16cm x 11cm. They are of extremely good clarity and must have been taken by someone with professional knowledge of photography, Great Britain is not renowned for the quality of photographs in either WWI or WWII, this is an exception. The first very large image shows Fleet Air Arm officers and men at the United States Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, followed by exceptional photographs of aircraft crashes on the decks of aircraft carriers. Scenes of Gibraltar taken from HMS Argus. Convoy ready to invade Algiers November 1942. Virtually every page has an annotated note describing the photograph. Fantastic photographs of a man overboard being rescued from the sea. Interestingly an annotation on one page of a crashed Seafire (the naval derivative of the Spitfire) ‘White stars were painted on our Seafires to cover Yanks at NTHAF . ( After the British destroyed the French Fleet at Dakar relations between The Vichy French and Great Britain was bitter and it was decided when the Operation Torch was implimented to cover up any signs of British involvment to try and ease the path of a Vichy French surrender in North Africa),Seafires lining up on the deck of the carrier HMS Indomitable. Fantastic shot of a Malta convoy August 1942 being attacked by Italian or German bombers. Near misses on Malta convoy also on the battleship HMS Rodney. Near misses on the carrier Indomitable. One amazing shot of the Indomitable hit with two bombs, followed by scenes of the Indomitable on fire taken from onboard and later picture of the fire under control with Albacores taking off from the deck. Photographs, large format, which seem to be copies of the sinking of the carrier HMS Eagle, sunk with four torpedoes in 5½ minutes on the 8th August 1942. Shots of other carriers and other warships. Some of the images at this juncture of the album have been damaged but are still viewable. Great air to air shots of Seafires, practise attacks on Albacores. Fairy Fulmar aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm in air to air shots. Another amazing shot of the Seafire just about to tip over the side of the deck with the pilot onboard with the annotation ‘Over the side, this pilot’s last photograph’. A great shot of the well known naval force known as Force H line astern. King George VI boarding HMS Indomitable with the crew lined up on deck. Superb shots of aircraft coming into the land. Many other close-ups of loading guns in the lower decks. Some of the pilots waiting by their Seafires in full flying rig. A Seafire being rescued from the sea with one wing missing. An absolutely superb album.
BRITISH WWII NO.4 MARK 2 BAYONET. Complete with its original frog. Dated ‘44’.
BRITISH WWII OTHER RANKS SHIRT. A scarce example of the 45 dated shirt with full collar and epaulettes, these are surprisingly difficult to find to complete the tommy uniform. There is a good size 4 label in super stored condition.
BRITISH WWII PARATROOPER HELMET BY G & S. G & S were one of the minor manufacturers of British paratrooper helmets, this excellent example dated ‘1943’ as all the G & S’s were, complete with its leather straps, which are in good condition the leather has not solidified although rather distorted in place. There is one crack to the exterior of the leather but has not broken through, complete with its inner rubber head pad. All the Sorbo rubber is intact, good mid tan colour to the sweatband with obvious wear use and the outer shell retaining all of its deep brown, with its net which is schredded in places.
BRITISH WWII PATTERN 37 LARGE HAVERSACK. Canadian marked with original owner’s name hand applied to the interior flap, dated ‘1942’.
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 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 C TYPE FLYING HELMET, MINT. A mint and boxed RAF C type flying helmet, never issued. The leather to the helmet still with all its original colour. Beautiful mint bright suede interior, complete with its long wiring loom and jack plug, all wrapped in its greaseproof paper with label ‘HELMET FLYING TYPE C WIRED 3 QUANTITY 1’ in its original box of issue with identical label to the exterior of the box. To the base of the box ‘Patterson & Stone Limited’ plus other technical data to the label.
BRITISH WWII RAF ENLISTED RANKS SIDE CAP 1945. A good example of the RAF enlisted ranks overseas cap, clearly maker marked WD stamped dated ‘1945’ size 6¼, complete with its bronze RAF badge and its two plastic war economy two buttons to front. Two minute moth holes.
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 MARK 8 FLYING GOGGLES. An excellent set of goggles, good clear lenses. All of the light blue RAF paint finish remaining to the frames. The suede to the interior cushions good and clean with service use. The elasticated head strap seems to be a replacement.
BRITISH WWII RAF OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. Standard good large size officers side cap, what is the unusual feature is that it is an issue item, officers normally acquire their own property. Standard gabardine blue grey material with the standard albatross and crown above officers insignia, RAF twin front buttons, two minor moth nips to the rear of the cap otherwise excellent. To the interior WD acceptance marks with letter ‘M’ over broad arrow over ‘854’, coupled with a ‘J.Collett London 1944’ dated label size ‘7 3/8ths’ with broad arrow marking.
BRITISH WWII RAF OFFICERS TUNIC AND TROUSERS. A good complete set of a four pocket tunic with matching straight leg trousers to a Flight Lieutenant who was part of the Auxiliary Air Force, flight Lieutenants lace to the base of each sleeve, all Royal Air Force buttons complete, also complete with a nice padded set of embroidered RAF wings, two gilt letter ‘A’ to each collar, tailors label of ‘Burtons of Edinburgh’ to the interior. Complete with its matching straight leg trousers, which have not suffered any moth damage.
BRITISH WWII RAF PILOT’S TUNIC. A good large size Royal Air Force officer’s tunic. One moth nip to the rear back panel otherwise moth free. All RAF buttons in place. A set of RAF King’s Crown pilot’s badge fitted to the upper left breast, which has had some moth nips to the surrounding dark blue material. The tunic is complete with its fitted belt. To the interior the ‘Hope Brothers’ tailor’s label is applied with the name ‘W.R.Butt’ with a date ‘5th May 1943’. Condition:
BRITISH WWII RAF SIDCOT FLYING SUIT. A good condition one piece canvas RAF Sidcot flying suit with its original label, which is undated. Marked size 4, Air Ministry rubber ink stamped. Removable fur collar with the original owner’s name ‘Moore’ hand applied to the collar and also to the label. Some oxidisation to the zips but generally all working and in good condition overall.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ARTILLERY ANTI AIRCRAFT COMMAND BRODIE PATTERN HELMET. A ‘1939’ dated Brodie shell, also maker marked ‘R.O & Co KM’, complete with its ‘1939’ dated ‘Vero size 7’ liner and original elasticised web chinstrap. The skull, which has lost most of its paint finish but still retains its blue and red Royal Artillery flash to the right side as the helmet is worn and to the front the insignia of Anti Aircraft Command, which is slightly chipped as can be seen on our web images. A good helmet.
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 NAVY OFFICERS CAP. A large size Bombay made Royal Navy officers visor cap, one minute moth nip to the crown otherwise the nap to the cloth is excellent overall, complete with its mohair centre band to which is attached a very high quality gold wire white metal anchor, red velvet centre to the crown, officers badge. Also complete with its correct narrow patent leather strap, which has lost its patent in some parts. The interior mid brown leather band excellent, complete with its Bombay maker’s label to the upper inner silk lining. The crown to the officer’s badge is King’s crown period of WWII.
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 SOLDIER'S PERSONAL EFFECTS. Formerly the 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 grouping consists of a number of comforts items including a balaclava helmet, long scarf in unfortunately mothed condition, a pair of woollen gloves, pair of high quality private purchased pressed felt gloves, a scarce pair of service braces, these are the type that were used in both WWI and WWII and finally Tucker's khaki cotton tie for walking out dress. The whole lot is in slightly grubby stored condition and generally excellent with just extensive moth damage to the scarf as mentioned previously. Condition:
BRITISH WWII STEN GUN AMMUNITION BANDOLIER. The scarce piece of kit being the bandolier strung across the shoulders that takes 7 stick magazines for the Sten gun. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1944’. Unissued condition.
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 TOGGLE ROPE. An excellent example of the toggle rope with the wooden toggle to the end being in unused condition with good strong rope work throughout.
BRITISH WWII UNISSUED BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An unissued condition battledress blouse, model 1940, for a soldier the size of 6’1 to 6’2, waist 34/35 chest 39/40. Maker marked and dated ‘1945’ and WD marked. Good nap to the cloth, no moth damage.
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 WEAPONS ACCESSORY TIN. 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 interesting set, this is typical of WWII soldiers who would use tins of any sort to stow essential items while in transit, this is an original period large Oxo Cube tin with beautiful detailing throughout and light wear. To the interior is Tucker's original issue rifle sling, his original jack knife being an excellent Sheffield '1940' example with Staybrite detailing to the stainless steel grips. One or two small chips to the blade, original lanyard still attached, within a roll of standard dimension flannelette. There is the pull through and brass oil bottle. Also at the bottom of the tin are three lamp mantles still in their original packets.
BRITISH WWII/SCOTTISH COMBAT SKEEN DU. The knife itself is an entirely practical version of the traditional knife carried in the top of the hose top against the calf of traditional Scottish dress, with great pride Scots working men would carry these and these would be carried by the Gillies clan in the Highlands who would work in the traditional kilted manner while assisting with the stalking of Highland deer and these were carried particularly by officers and commandos of Scottish related commando units who were known to have gone into combat in kilted order. The item has a very interesting scalloped sided hand grip which is produced so it fits snugly against the calf. The small leather sheath is excellently tooled with a strap mount to the rear for tying around the upper part of the calf and is strengthened with wood to the interior thus to protect the wearer. The blade is very much of the traditional Scottish form having multiple notches and a fuller and is in the dagger pointed style. The edge is extremely sharp and it is very clear that this is a practical item proudly carried by a Scots soldier during WWII. A remarkable piece for the combat and commando collector. The overall condition is good with a good degree of patination to the leather and slight chipping to the head of the hardwood blackened handle.
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/POLISH WWII POLISH 12TH UHLANS OFFICERS BLACK BERET. A very scarce piece of headdress from the Polish Forces in exile being a standard ‘Beret Industries Limited 1945’ dated broad arrow marked black Armoured Corps beret, fitted with what must be one of the rarest wartime economy plastic badges, the Polish eagle with ‘12’ surrounded by a letter ‘U’ to the base of the badge. Complete with three Polish rank stars for the rank of Captain and a maroon, blue and white lance pennon collar patch of the 12th Polish Lancers.
BRITISH/POLISH WWII STANDARD RAF OFFICERS TUNIC. Standard tunic worn by a Polish officer, Polish style gold bullion collar patches with three stars. Poland shoulder title embroidered on RAF blue grey felt backing. All of the buttons are of the gilded Polish variety. The tunic has suffered somewhat from moth damage as can be seen with our web images. Rank strips to each cuff. Named to ‘Witwold Treger’ on the ‘Gieves of London’ label with date ‘October 1940’.
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.
CANADIAN MARK 2 STEEL HELMET. A Canadian produced helmet as worn by most Canadian troops whilst serving in Europe and Italy. This model has the typical flat olive green paint throughout and is clearly marked 'CLC 1942'. The liner is Canadian produced and clearly marked 'VMC 42'. The chin strap is the Canadian produced type in the superior quality fine web. Interestingly there is a soldiers number with 'R' to the number, these Canadian numbers are relatively easy to research and it is believed the alphabetical prefix can locate the man's unit fairly accurately. The condition is dusty and untouched with some surface rust bleed, minor scrapes and scratches as one would expect from a combat helmet. This is an absolutely classic example of the Canadian helmet.
CANADIAN WWII PILOT’S TUNIC. A superb condition open collar RAF officers tunic, four button front, all buttons marked with crown over eagle ‘R.C.A.F.’ Machine woven ‘CANADA’ shoulder titles, a beautiful set of heavily padded embroidered Royal Canadian Air Force wings with three medal ribbons attached of the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star and the Canadian War Service Medal with maple leaf palm. Complete with its waist belt. Tailors label to the interior named to ‘Pilot Officer P.Dunbar’ dated ‘September 16th 1942’. Completely free of moth, all nap of cloth excellent.
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 1 BY JOHNSON. A superb condition 3rd Edition print of 1982 of this excellent volume 1 of a long series of books on the edge weapons of the Third Reich. Volume 1 is the volume that any starter collector on Third Reich edge weapons should have. Beautiful condition, complete with its flyleaf, which has two slight tears to the upper edge.
COLLECTING THE EDGE WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME 4 BY JOHNSON. Good condition volume 4 of this excellent series of the edge weapons. 350 pages of in-depth detail on many of the edge weapons of this period. Many black and white photographs. Excellent text. Complete with its flyleaf, which has some slightly shredded areas on the upper edge.
COMBAT MEDALS OF THE THIRD REICH BY CHRISTOPHER AILSBY. 235 pages of photographs and text on the combat awards of the German Army, Navy and Air Force, still with its flyleaf cover.
CONDOR LEGION SILVER WOUND BADGE. A very nice example of a solid construction Condor Legion pattern Wound Badge in silver. The large M.16 helmet to the centre with its raised swastika. The wreath is dull. The hilts of both swords below the helmet still have much original frosting as has the good silver in the lower field. Some original silver remaining to back to thick wide straight pin. This example, ex George Peterson collection.
CZECHOSLOVAK M20 WEHRMACHT REISSUE. One of the more obscure members of the German helmet family being the helmet produced in the 20’s by the Czech’s. The helmet outline is almost identical to the Austrian helmet, however to try to give the helmet a national identity a small comb was brazed to the top of these helmets. This was subsequently removed and one can clearly see both dots to the front and rear of the helmets where this was done and also the serial number, which was stamped to the outer of the helmet which would have originally lain below the comb. The helmet has subsequently been painted a field grey colour. It has had an Austrian Berndorfer style lining and Austrian liner band attached. The chinstrap is of Czech manufacture and has been carefully retro-fitted to the helmet using stainless steel brackets. The helmet has the characteristic grey-lined Wehrmacht decal, again this is something found regularly on these transitional reissues. The helmet may have been at one point a double decal and there is slight evidence that a tricolour may have been removed; however, this is not immediately evident. The 3 rivets in place are the classic Czech domed-headed type. The apple green paint is attractive and approximately 75% present with some areas of scratching and rust bleed. Overall, a fascinating early helmet. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN CIVILIAN GAS MASK. Type FM4B, produced around 1937. Used for civilian home defence. Marked to rubber face mask '1939' also full date 24.11.1939 to metal filter, which retains good clear makers mark. Slight rusting showing through filter with minor indentations. All head strapping good. No carrying bag.
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.
DACHAU DEATH PAPERWORK. 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 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. Condition:
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.
DENISON BY BRUCE WILSON. Denison, British Airborne Specialist Clothing from WWII to the present day. This book is the first of Military Mode Publishing's collaborative projects. The author Bruce Wilson has worked hand in hand with Military Mode and The Airborne Assault Museum to produce this highly detailed and appealing work. Not simply a book dedicated to one iconic garment but covering the history of all the British airborne smocks from the very earliest models right up until present day, lavishly illustrated with a large amount of exceptional surviving artefacts as well as some wonderful period images, some being published for the very first time. The British Airborne Forces has always held a deep fascination for collector and military historian alike. Even someone with a passing interest will surely find elements of this work valuable. The book covers step in smocks, Denison smocks the extremely rare Windak smock, experimental items, paratrooper trousers and post war developments. The works is 204 pages, large format and hard back. The images used on this listing are pre proof reading and the book will be available from mid June.
DENISON BY BRUCE WILSON. Denison, British Airborne Specialist Clothing from WWII to the present day. This book is the first of Military Mode Publishing's collaborative projects. The author Bruce Wilson has worked hand in hand with Military Mode and The Airborne Assault Museum to produce this highly detailed and appealing work. Not simply a book dedicated to one iconic garment but covering the history of all the British airborne smocks from the very earliest models right up until present day, lavishly illustrated with a large amount of exceptional surviving artefacts as well as some wonderful period images, some being published for the very first time. The British Airborne Forces has always held a deep fascination for collector and military historian alike. Even someone with a passing interest will surely find elements of this work valuable. The book covers step in smocks, Denison smocks the extremely rare Windak smock, experimental items, paratrooper trousers and post war developments. The works is 204 pages, large format and hard back. The images used on this listing are pre proof reading and the book will be available from mid June.
DENISON BY BRUCE WILSON. BRITISH AIRBORNE SPECIALIST CLOTHING. Denison, British Airborne Specialist Clothing from WWII to the present day. This book is the first of Military Mode Publishing's collaborative projects. The author Bruce Wilson has worked hand in hand with Military Mode and The Airborne Assault Museum to produce this highly detailed and appealing work. Not simply a book dedicated to one iconic garment but covering the history of all the British airborne smocks from the very earliest models right up until present day, lavishly illustrated with a large amount of exceptional surviving artefacts as well as some wonderful period images, some being published for the very first time. The British Airborne Forces has always held a deep fascination for collector and military historian alike. Even someone with a passing interest will surely find elements of this work valuable. The book covers step in smocks, Denison smocks the extremely rare Windak smock, experimental items, paratrooper trousers and post war developments. The works is 204 pages, large format and hard back. The images used on this listing are pre proof reading and the book will be available from mid June. Condition:
DER FUHRER NEWSPAPER. A copy of the 22nd August 1944 newspaper 'Der Fuhrer', being the local NSDAP newspaper for the Baden area. It was tradition in Germany and still is in hotels and public places to have newspapers attached to wooden clip boards. This copy of Der Fuhrer is still attached to its original red based and profusely painted clip board which reads 'HAUPTORGAN DER NSDAP GAU BADEN' with the newspaper's name to the centre with painted swastikas. The newspaper is generally in good condition with folds and two slight tears to edges.
Dr JOSEPH MENGELE SIGNITURE. A very rare signature by Josef Mengele, the infamous SS Doctor who selected 10's of thousands of prisoners to die in the gas chambers of Auswitz Concentration Camp during WWII. Known after the war as The Angel of Death, he conducted medical experiments on inmates of the concentration camps, he especially experimented with the genealogy of twins. He escaped justice at the end of WWII and fled to South America where he drowned in 1979 having become the most hunted war criminal in the history of the world. A picture of Mengele in civilian dress, framed, below is a written description similar to the description we have given on this web site. Between the picture and the description is, in his hand, Joseph. When studying his normal signature, his own style was to spell his name as 'Josef', this signature in his hand, was taken from his original application form to join the SS and in describing the origins of his family his grandfather's name was Joseph spelt in the manner of Josef and this piece was cut from that original application form. His grandfather's full name was Joseph Hupfauer.
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:
DRL SPORTS BADGE AND LAPEL PIN. Very fine Bevo woven DRL sports badge woven in orange on black background. Complete with the bronze DRL lapel pin.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT. Wartime glue backed example, as removed from a board.
DUTCH NSB ARM BADGE. The NSB were the Dutch Fascist Party, they wore a black uniform very similar in style and the identical black colour to the Allgemeine SS of Germany. Very finely constructed arm shield in heavy wool, beautifully embroidered rune to the centre and chain stitched yellow edging, on paper backing with stitches evident where removed from a tunic. No moth damage.
EARLY BRITISH JERKIN. This is the earliest WWII leather jerkin we have yet to encounter. Excellent only very lightly used condition, the leather retains its original mid brown colour. There is a little surface scuffing in places, however all the leather remains completely supple and good throughout. The blanket lining is excellent with a few miniscule moth nips. Interestingly there is a printed paper cloth type label reading 'Jerkins Leather No.2 Size 1' and dating the jerkin to September 1939. There is the correct WD configured stamp with the letter 'Q' over the broad arrow. Two of the original horn buttons are present, one is missing and one is half present, the other half being broken, these would be very easy to replace. This garment represents to a serious collector the chance to purchase a typical garment that would have been worn by BEF members in France and up until the fall of Dunkirk. This is the earliest WWII jerkin we have ever encountered.
EINHEITSFELDMUTZE BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. From Military Mode Publishing is a 130 page, full colour, hard back book written by Daniel Fisher and Oliver Lock. The study is a pictorial view and in-depth guide to the history and detail of the standard field cap of the German Forces, the book starts with an examination of origins followed by a look at the Bergmutze, right through the transitional changes and in to a large and thorough focus on the Einheitsfeldmutze and its close linking comparisons, concluding with a large section of unpublished photographs. The study follows on from the successful series of articles, featured in The Armourer magazine 2011 and incorporates all arms of the German Forces, including Army, Luftwaffe, SS, Panzer, RAD, Tropical and Political.
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 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 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.
FASCIST ITALIAN DAGGER INSET. The rare accessory for the Italian MVSN dagger being the gilded Fascist symbol that is laid into the plastic grips of the MVSN officers dagger. We had a quantity of nearly 50 of these over 20 years ago and have just discovered a small amount left, complete with their screw for fitting to the dagger.
FASCIST ITALIAN MVSN DAGGER WITH CARVED GRIP. The standard MVSN enlisted mans dagger, the blade has not been re-profiled, some slight darkening overall, very little paint remaining on the scabbard. The interesting feature is the carved wooden grip, the standard MVSN enlisted mans knife is generally extremely common, the blades can be re-profiled and in poor condition, the knives that are collectible are the hand carved variations such as this. These were found in North Africa, they were normally given to local Arabs to carve or sometimes carried out by the men themselves and some come in very elaborate patterns, this is a fairly simple example, one side has what we assume maybe the original man’s name ‘Rua Domenico’. To the reverse side there are other carved initials, one group in Arabic.
FASCIST ITALIAN WWII MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER. The standard MVSN officers dagger with aluminium eagle hilt, the blade is superb, mint bright. All grips complete with its fascist symbol to the centre of the grip, in its correct scabbard with hanging rings for the fitting of either the leather straps or the chain hanger. Some paint loss to the black finish with the base imitation chape with its original gilded finish.
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 GOLF TROUSERS. Known as the golf cut of trouser, these were worn in 1940 and are typical of the infantry dress of the final months before German occupation. This particular pair dated '1.1940' upon their Lille stamp, they are an extra large size and appear to be very near mint. They are made from the mid weight woollen material. The calf areas are button closure and the lining throughout is white linen. It would be impossible to improve upon this pair of rare trousers and these are seldom found to complete the scarce early WWII French dummy.
FRENCH SOUVENIR PRISONER PAINTED WATER BOTTLE. An extremely interesting item being the early double spout water bottle, these continued in service throughout WWII. They were often khaki painted as in the case of this bottle and carried by Colonial troops as General Issue field equipment. This most interesting piece is clearly something that has been with a prisoner of war throughout his captivity. He has very nicely painted the Coat of Arms of Paris to one side in gold, red and silver paint. To the reverse his initials 'EC' are neatly etched in and having below this is the word 'Deutschland' and '42 - 45'. There is much crackling to the paint and congealing. There is obvious wear and much chipping and some rust bleed. The cork has been replaced by a far superior screw top fitting to the large drinking neck, this has been neatly soldered in place. There is a rudimentary leather carrying strap, which again is riveted in place with typical French rivets. A most evocative piece of soldier art and clearly something that was used throughout captivity.
FRENCH WAFFEN SS RECRUITING POSTER. A rare poster, which shows a story within 16 images on the whole poster on the benefits of Frenchmen volunteering for the Waffen SS and their fight against communism. Framed, with slight folds showing to the poster.
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.
GERMA THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL 3rd CLASS CASED A good totally original example of the Social Welfare Medal, 3rd class in its fitted presentation case. The enamels to the award in black and white are absolutely superb, no cracking or fading, the base of the box is in black velvet. To the upper inner lid a section of blue silk securing the ribbon into the lid reads ‘EHRENZEICHEN FUR DEUTSCHE VOLKSPFLEGE 3.STUFE’. Some rubbing and loss to the front edge of the box as can be viewed on our web images.
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 THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE M.42 DOUBLE APPLIED DECAL HELMET. A most interesting M.42 steel helmet being very much a standard Luftwaffe issue having the typical granulated finish overall. It has clearly had two decals applied at the same time, one almost exactly over the other, this has created a slight double border effect. It is difficult to know why this happened and is probably nothing more than a factory error, however this makes it a most interesting talking point helmet and the double exposure is particularly evident in the swastika region. The helmet is a rear marked example with a pig skin liner. Its original chin strap is missing. The helmet is in a good used state and was found originally in the United States. There is a little splitting to the leather but in general it remains good and supple. A fascinating item for the advanced helmet collector.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ORGANISATION BOOK OF THE NSDAP 1943. The NSDAP Organisation Book of 1943 was the very last of the Party Manuals to be produced and is the rarest to obtain in the series. This example is in excellent condition. There is slight damage to the spine of the book where it has come away from the main pages, the pages however are all still intact, it would appear that some non contemporary work has been done in this area to keep the book in the earlier part together. The silver block lettering and eagle to the cover is clear and undamaged. On opening the book on the blank pages there is the stamp of the NSDAP of Kreisleitung Celle. The work has a total of 595 pages of text, line drawing and various superb quality colour plates which give the ranks, uniforms, flags of all branches of the NSDAP. The line drawings are mainly of the organisation structure of the party, accompanied by pages of text. The book is basically the bible of the NSDAP and is a must in the library of any student of the Third Reich political arena. The colour printing is of the highest quality of German printing of that era, which was generally far in advance of most other countries.
GERMAN WW11 ORKNEY ISLANDS VICE CONSULATE WAX SEAL. An extremely rare but unfortunately slightly defaced wax seal from the Third Reich Vice Consulate in Stornoway in the Orkney Islands. Recently purchased with a group of other items from a Scottish collector, the wax seal has its complete Third Reich eagle and swastika central logo with the wording in gothic ‘Deutsche Vice Consulate in’ (the first four letters ‘STOR’ are still visible and workable on the wax but the remaining letters have been defaced.)
GERMAN - REINHARD HEYDRICH, THE BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME 1. The excellent 1st volume of the two volumes series of the most in-depth biography into SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, written by Max Williams, published by Ulric of England, this 1st volume is 165 pages long, hard cover and has a huge amount of background photographs on the early period of Reinhard Heydrich's life and the outbreak of WWII.
GERMAN - THE SS LEADERSHIP CORPS, BY MAX WILLIAMS. Published by Ulric of England, this excellent volume 1 from letter A to E, which is the history of all the SS leaders of the Third Reich, this is a major work with individual biographies of all of the SS leaders with their surnames beginning in A and ending in E. Literally 100's of photographs, background information and detail on all of these individual leaders, there are a total of 31 biographies in this wonderful work.
GERMAN 1936 OLYMPIC MEDAL. A very good example retaining virtually all of its original silver wash, some light rubbing to the tips of the Third Reich style eagle and one shaded area on the reverse side, complete with a short length of its original ribbon.
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 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 2ND PATTERN VISORED FIELD CAP. A well service used example of the classic visored field cap for an enlisted man in the Afrika Korps. This is a rare variation, it is a 2nd pattern cap that was first issued with a coloured soutache, as only the very early production 2nd patterns were fitted with soutache. Evidence is clear where the soutache has been removed and a small section of the original gebirgsjager green can be seen close to the seam where the peak joins the body of the cap. Overall the cap is in generally undamaged condition although obvious service wear. Two slight nicks to the cloth just to the right of the Bevo woven blue on brown national eagle, this is not moth damaged but where the cap has been caught. Complete with its correct matching Bevo woven national roundel. staining to the front of the peak and sweat staining evident between the join of the visor and main body. Complete with its interior sweat band, which has come adrift from the body of the cap for a length of 15cms. For some unknown reason two rusty paperclips are fitted to the sweat band. Any makers visible markings have been washed out with wear and washing.
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 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 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 ALLGEMEINE SS FOOT REGIMENT COLLAR PATCH. An unissued condition heavy bullion wire woven Foot Regiment collar patch number 29, complete with its original RZM paper tag.
GERMAN ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN BRONZE CITATION PAIR. Two citations, one being the excessively rare Anti Partisan badge citation in bronze to a Zugwachtmeister of the Schutz Politzei in SS Police Regiment 14. Single A5 sized pre printed citation, folded once, awarded to Zugw.D.Sch.Max Kohlhoff of the 1./SS-POL.RGT.14. It is dated ‘12th November 1944’ and probably relates to the fighting in the Stranice area of Slovenia. Ink signature of SS Gruppenfuhrer unfortunately unidentified, issue rubber stamp of the higher and Police Leader of Wehrkreis XVIII. Accompanying the Anti Partisan badge is the A5 sized citation pre printed type, folded once to the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords to the same recipient dated ‘8th December 1943’ with the identical rubber stamp as to the Anti Partisan badge with an ink signature of a Captain in the Schutz Politzei. SS Police Regiment 14 was formed in July 42 and saw extensive fighting against Soviet Partisans in central Russia before being transferred to southern France and then subsequently transferred again to Slovenia a year later. In March 1945 it was sent to join the 4th SS Police Division in eastern Germany and destroyed around Lubben in April 1945.
GERMAN ANTI TANK RIFLE RARE ACCESSORY. The rare accessory being the spare ammunition box that fits on the side of the PZB38/39 known as the Panzerbusche. Light rusting to the exterior lower half of the box. Beautifully marked, maker coded 'AGF' waffen amt stamped and dated '1941'. To the interior fittings a corroded anti tank round shell has been placed for display use only.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES 1945 DATED ZELTBAHN. Any equipment dated ‘45’ is considered rare, this good splinter pattern zeltbahn with all its original zeltbahn buttons and its sections of rope intact. Good clear camouflage finish, some minor paint spots.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES A FRAME BAG. A tropical version being in the standard olive drab cloth with webbing strapping. Mint unissued, all white stitching to leather fittings bright white.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES ALL WEBBING A FRAME AND UTENSIL BAG. The rare Armed Forces load carrying adaptation known as the A frame, this example all in web material including the closing straps. Good paint finish remaining to the metal clips, faint traces of a rubber issue stamp, which appears to be ‘43’. All of the closing straps have their ‘LUX’ marked metal tips, one tiny bit of rust around one of the rivet heads otherwise superb.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES BAKELITE TENT PEGS. Three tent pegs complete with their rope, one dated ‘40’ the other dated ‘41’, third dated ‘42’.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. A mint unissued condition Armed Forces olive drab canvas bread bag with its complete shoulder strap. All of the white stitching that secures the brown and black leather sections to the bag in brilliant white. One minor rust stain to the front of one bag.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES CLOTHING BAG. A mint unissued condition clothing bag measuring 45 x 35 cms. All white stitching to the leather fittings are mint, complete with web carrying handle.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES COLOURED RUCKSACK BAGS. Seven of the scarce food and equipment colour coded bags for carrying inside the soldiers rucksack. Two in yellow, one in red, three in blue and one in green.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES COMBAT Y STRAPS. A good set of combat Y straps, all leather strong and supple. The leather protector, which attaches to the metal ring at the joint of the three sections of leather is slightly damaged but is still complete and intact fitted to the Y straps. All metalwork good although having slight surface rust. Original buckles and metal parts complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES EARLY LUGER HOLSTER. A very early dated example of the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol holster. The leather body is in excellent shape, no distortion and very solid. It has lost some of its colour, the flap closing strap and buckle are all complete and are supple and lock into position. On opening the flap the stripping tool compartment is sealed by an extra leather strap, which we have not encountered before, there is also a leather loop to the inner left hand side of the flap, which we can only assume can be for a cleaning rod. The original spare magazine numbered ‘1920’ is still intact in its magazine pouch and clearly marked to the interior of the holster the maker ‘Carl Heinichen, Dresden’ with clear date ‘1934’ and acceptance stampings. To the reverse side the two belt loops are all intact with very strong stitching. An excellent and rare early holster.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS, SLIGHTLY MISMATCHED. A slightly mismatched pair of slightly worn Armed Forces gaiters. All leather fittings good and strong.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS. A matched pair of slightly worn gaiters in olive drab canvas, all leather good, all buckles complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An excellent quality hollow construction non maker marked General Assault Badge in silver retaining all of its original finish with slight rubbing to the high spots. Thick needle pin to reverse side.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES LEATHER DRIVING GOGGLES. A good set of the circular tinted lens driving goggles being an issue piece of equipment to all arms of the German Forces, complete with its elasticised headband, excellent condition.
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 STEEL MESS TIN. Unusually constructed in steel instead of aluminium mess tin with virtually all its original olive drab paint finish. Clearly dated ‘43’ with its full length mess tin strap and carrying handle.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES TELEPHONE/TELEGRAPH SIGNAL STATION FLAG. A well constructed 39 cm x 42 cm double sided flag on its wooden mountings with a large letter ‘T’ with arrow. To the leather hanging tab it is maker coded ‘DNG 41’ and with its accompanying associated string suspension.
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 ARMED FORCES WATER BOTTLE. A typical mid to late war water bottle set with a brown felt outer. The black leather is excellent and supple throuhgout. The original hanging clip is present and functions correctly. The original all steel painted cap is present and is in excellent condition. This item is lightly stored with a little surface rust to the press studs, however, is unissued and excellent throughout.
GERMAN ARMY AFRIKA KORPS CAVALRY ENLISTED MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A scarce cap, the majority of these mint caps that appeared on the market some years ago were all of small sizes, this example is stamped size ‘58’ to the interior liner, faint traces of manufacturer’s markings but unfortunately indecipherable. Complete with its tan on brown bevo woven national eagle, correct field cockade and inverted V golden yellow cavalry waffenfarbe. Interestingly in the construction of the side scallop of the cap a small section of the material was missing and has been factory replaced.
GERMAN ARMY BEVO WOVEN NCO’S BREAST EAGLE. Cut from roll, silvered Bevo woven highlighted eagle on green background on its Bevo cloth, unused.
GERMAN ARMY BLUE GREY LONG SLEEVE SHIRT. A very good example of the blue grey shirt being of the four cardboard button pullover head style. Long sleeves. Two upper pockets both with flaps. Long pointed collar with buttoned pointed collar at the rear. Loops to shoulders with pre-stitched holes for the fitting of shoulder boards.
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY OFFICERS BREECHES. A good set of army cavalry officers breeches, they are identified as cavalry by the large light tan colour leather insert to the seat and inner thighs. They are constructed in the soft canvas-like material. One small moth hole repair near the fly area. Some wear to the open pocket flaps. Some light coloured staining to the inner thigh area and one larger field repair to the rear right hand seat, otherwise excellent condition. Both zips are present, one fully functioning, the other has its zip runner but will not close.
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY STABSFELDWEBEL SHOULDER BOARDS. A very rare set of the early pointed shoulder boards but with cavalry yellow wool piping indicating that these were produced between the changeover from the non piped shoulder boards to the rounded tipped piped. This is an absolute matching set. Three rank pips to each board, dark green centre, silver tress to each board, matching tabs on the back. At one stage these boards were adhered to a collector’s display board and in the process of removing them from the board the cardboard residue from the display board is still adhered to the back of the pair. Nevertheless a very rare set.
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 WITH RARE MAKER. A standard German Army officers dagger but with a blade by the rare maker of Shuttelhofer. The blade is good with much cross grain finish remaining, some slight cloudiness. Orange grip. Good definition and quality to the scabbard, cross guard and upper pommel. There is a slight dent just below the upper scabbard ring on the reverse side and slight lifting of plating on the edge of the top pommel, otherwise the dagger is in excellent condition.
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 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A superb huge size shell stamped ‘ET68’ with size ‘60’ liner. To the exterior approximately 50% of the apple green paint finish remaining with the remainder of the skull being slightly surface corroded. Both decals good and clear with abrasions, which can be clearly seen on our web images. The paint has partially removed itself from the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. The interior liner is totally original to the helmet with all the tongues present and the leather still supple and with its original but very frail leather chinstrap with traces of original makers stamping to the point of the strap. An excellent helmet.
GERMAN ARMY DRIVING MITTENS A mint pair of army driver's fingerless mittens. Maker marked. Dated 1942
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 ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. Service worn, some slight rust but much of the original olive drab paint remaining.
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 M.43 CAP EAGLE AND COCKADE. Mint condition, cut from roll M.43 cap eagle, one piece woven with the multi coloured national cockade below.
GERMAN ARMY OBSERVATION BALLOON SHOULDER BOARDS. An incredibly rare set of very early pointed dark green centred shoulder boards for a Feldwebel in aArmy Balloon Observation Unit. Standard dark green centred board with silvered gothic ‘B’ with matching number ‘5’ below, one rank pip, silver tress to each board, matching tabs on the reverse side with evidence to both boards where they have been affixed to a collector’s display board.
GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A very fine quality unused condition cap cockade for the officers visor cap. The whole set in bullion wire. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
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 SHOOTING MEDALLION CASED. An issued and unnamed medallion for Army Sharpshooting. The face side shows an army sharpshooter wearing the German steel helmet, the reverse side is blank. In its original fitted presentation case.
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 TROPICAL BREECHES, CORDED TYPE. A good service worn pair of the heavily corded Afrika Korps breeches, slightly bleached but evidence of service wear. Many of these breeches appear on the collectors market in mint unissued condition, this would be ideal to match with a semi bleached tunic. All zeltbahn type fly buttons complete, two pronged hidden waist belt, faint traces of size stamping to the white cotton lining with a clear depot issue ‘E42’ marking (Erfurt).
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 ARMY VERY EARLY PANZEROR POTSDAM SHOULDER BOARDS. A superb matched set of the very early pointed non-piped shoulder boards. Dark green body, slip-on tabs complete, silvered gothic Panzer ‘P’ or Potsdam Officer Candidate School with number ‘25’ below, silver tress surround each shoulder board with Company number ‘2’ buttons affixed for the rank of Feldwebel.
GERMAN ARMY WATER BOTTLE SET. A very nice completely untouched set in stored loft found type condition, dusty from age with a little flaking to the top of the metal cup, probably due to heating. Most of the paint to the side walls exists in perfect order with a little spidering and patination. There are the soldier's initials of 'HA' neatly carved into the paintwork. The body itself is of typical mid war felt construction with a little mothing to one side. All the original strap work is present. This entire unit has a combat lightly used feel to it.
GERMAN ARMY WINTER PANZER BERET. The rare piece of headdress being the fur covered semi hard shelled beret worn by panzer troops in winter conditions. Fur all good, complete with an army eagle pin fitted to the front. Interior oilcloth lining all present and undamaged, complete with its interior light tan leather sweatband. No moth damage to either the fur or the grey canvas covering to the semi solid liner beneath.
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 BREAD BAG NCO-OFFICER MODIFIED. On the surface this appears to be just an ordinary early WWII period bread bag with brown leather fixtures throughout and aluminium furniture. The item is complete to the exterior with the central belt hanging loop. What makes this item of equipment particularly appealing is on lifting the flap one can see that the original owner has had this expertly modified to add a secondary leather integral pocket as well as pen pockets. This type of work is of good quality construction and of a good soft brown leather. This is the first example of this modification we have yet to encounter and this makes an absolutely super display item for the advanced equipment collector. The item is in good used condition with no rips or tears, the leather still remains supple and one could easily place pens and other small items of mapping equipment in it and this would make the most marvellous display cabinet type grouping.
GERMAN CAMOUFLAGE HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOL1 by B RADOVIC. Excellent large format Schiffer publication from 2004. 237 pages of superb period black and white photographs with many photographs from collections today taken in close format colour, complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN CAMOUFLAGE HELMETS SECOND WORLD WAR VOL 2 by B RADOVIC. This excellent Schiffer publication of 2004. Over 260 photographs in fabulous close-up colour accompanied by many original black and white period photographs of the helmets in use covering wire netting, covers, straps, interiors and miscellaneous oddities of German combat helmets, complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE BY SCHWERIN. A very good example of the Schwerin produced Coastal Artillery badge. A good degree of gilt remains to the wreath and eagle as can be seen on our web images just slight rubbing through the gilt on the high spots of the laurel leaf wreath. Good patinated dark grey finish to the 88mm gun. To the reverse side marked in raised relief ‘Schwerin, Berlin’ complete with its original wide tapering pin, hook and catch system.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD CASED. A clean example of a cased German Cross in gold by the well known Company of Ludenscheid, Steinhauer & Luck. The award overall is in excellent condition with all of its original blackened finish to the ray, silver finish to the back star, good gilt to the 1941 dated wreath, however there has been damage to the central enamel. The exposed part of the swastika that is without enamel has been blackened to match the enamel but hopefully with our web images the damage can clearly be seen. On the reverse side all the silver finish is in place, wide tapering pin with the manufacturer’s number ‘4’ stamped into the wide tapering. Four domed hollow rivets. All fitted into its late war construction case, which just uses the paper as a hinge, the upper inner lid silk is all good, the lower flock base is also good with four little indentations where the tips of the award have been sitting for many years.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, NAVY VERSION, IN CLOTH. An extremely version of the German Cross in gold with the backing cloth being in black not dark blue, for fitting to the Navy Officers tunic. All of the weave is in excellent condition, no shredding. Slight green oxidisation to areas of the gilded metal '1941' dated wreath. The paper backing has been removed and what appears to be collectors glue attached to the back to enable the item to have originally been displayed on a collectors display board.
GERMAN CUSTOMS LONG SERVICE MEDAL. ORIGINAL RIBBON & BOX. A mint example of the Customs Long Service cross, a beautiful award in itself with every bit of its original light bronze finish with its wide blue ribbon having the rare yellow embroidered Customs insignia to the centre of the ribbon. All fitted into its green issue card box, which is velvet based and to the interior of the lid velvet lined. The box is all complete but has suffered broken edges, hopefully this can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN EARLY WELL MARKED 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 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 ENGRAVED PRISONER OF WAR MESS TIN. An absolutely magnificent and highly artistic item being the standard Wehrmacht issue mess tin, beautifully engraved by the French prisoner of war who received the item during WWII. Many period photographs show French and British P.O.W's using German mess tins, it is obvious mess tins must have been lost in combat upon capture and German stocks would have been issued to those minus this vital utensil. There are many notations and notices of places visited and details of captivity from 18.6.1940. There are super views of diving bomber planes and light tanks. A super example of soldier art.
GERMAN EQUIPMENT CAN. A most unusual item, we presume this is of WWII origin, although basically it is an enlarged version of a WWI German gas mask tin in almost every detail. There is much field grey paint remaining there are some small rust perforation holes. The item has a leather strap still riveted to the base, which has now snapped away, however a small element of it remains. Our belief that this is probably WWII stems from the designation 'M.1938'. A most unusual item possibly for a horse gas mask.
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 FIRE SERVICE HELMET AS A WAR SOUVENIR. A highly attractive piece of Second World War souvenir artwork, this basic helmet being the square edged Fire Police helmet is complete with its original aluminium comb and both of its original decals, one being the standard political decal with central swastika the opposite being the Fire/Police decal in gold. This is a souvenir type helmet possibly by an American GI, hand painted in cream lettering in beautiful artwork are all of the towns and cities that this particular soldier served in, which includes Ostende, Mons, Reims, Verdun, Beuaux Eurang, Nord Inglheim, Oppenheim, Mainz, Luxembourg, Namur, Malines. To the interior the leather liner is all complete and intact with the original leather tabs for the fixing of the neck flap. The leather cradle strap is complete with the helmet but detached from the helmet itself.
GERMAN FRAMED PARTY SS AND SA PIN COLLECTION. A nicely framed set of 8 party lapel pins comprising NSDAP Party Membership badge in beautiful red, white, black and silver enamel measuring 20mm in circumference, standard pin back construction marked ‘Ges Gesch’, original hook and pin complete. 10mm circumference black and silver SS membership pin on its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin marked ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief to the reverse side. A 10mm circumference SA membership pin in beautiful brown enamel with silver outline of the SA insignia on its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. A 21mm wingspan model M29 NSDAP eagle complete with its pin back lapel fixing. A 26mm wingspan NSDAP later pattern eagle ‘RZM’ impressed onto the rear of the badge complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. A 20mm x 15mm Armed Forces lapel pin an excellent design down swept wing eagle with swastika in the claws complete with its pin back fixing. A 30mm wingspan gilded Luftwaffe eagle and swastika with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. A matching 30mm wingspan Luftwaffe eagle and swastika also in droop tail configuration with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. A nice attractive set of Party and Armed Forces lapel pin. 8 in total.
GERMAN GRAF VON ZEPPELIN 100TH BIRTHDAY BOWL. A 7 1/2inch or 19.cm circular white china bowl with the maker mark to the base 'Heinrich & Co.' With decoration to the upper edge, edged in blue with the lettering in blue 'In Memory Of The 100th Birthday Of Graf Ferdinand Von Zeppelin 8th July 1838 - 8th July 1938.' Totally undamaged. Graf Von Zeppelin, the designer and manufacturer of the Zeppelin air ships. Condition:
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, SS, NSDAP, POLICE CIVILIAN AND MISCELLANEOUS. This volume containing SS and other organisations, a superb study by Pat Moran and John Maquire through Schiffer publishing. 145 pages of superb close-ups of the visor caps of the afore-mentioned organisations including one particular hat belonging to Hermann Goering, also steel helmets of the SS complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR by BRANISLAV RADOVIC. This excellent Schiffer military book publication of 2002, this is volume 1. 311 pages of the most superb close-up photographs of German helmets of WWII, comprising all of the arms of the military service. From the first model 16 helmet through to 1945. flyleaf cover in excellent condition with a personal dedication from Branislav Radovic inside the front cover.
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 HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE. An excellent condition all steel one-piece stamped belt buckle with a bright finish for a Hitler Youth boy. Heavily marked on the reverse side ‘RZM 4/23’.
GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. Solid construction. Good detail to the face side. Light oxidisation in the lower areas of the wings of the down swept eagle. Non maker marked. Thick needle pin.
GERMAN INVASION MAPS OF GREAT BRITAIN A very rare set of documents comprising four highly detailed booklets and six separate maps which were the preparations for the German invasion of the United Kingdom. After the initial successes of the invasion of France and the low countries, the German's made preparations for the invasion of the United Kingdom. Their preparations were so in depth that these very highly detailed documents were produced in the middle months of 1940. Thankfully through the resistance of the Royal Air force and Adolf Hitler's intentions of eventually invading Russia the projected invasion was cancelled and these highly interesting documents which are only a part of the set that still exist. The first booklet comprises town plans of every major town in England with the exception of London, printed June 1940. The second booklet is a photographic record of important and strategic locations around the United Kingdom with the exception of |London. The book comprises 174 images and when viewing these pictures it is analysed that all of these pictures were taken by German spies in the pre war period. Many are also from the air. Printed 1st August 1940. The third booklet published at the same time is an exact run down of industrial geographical and topographical details needed for any invading army. And the fourth is a booklet also published 1st August 1940 on railway stations on the railway system in Great Britain and Ireland. Accompanying the four booklets are the aforementioned maps which show every detail of life in the United Kingdom including a detailed map of the canal system and railway system. A rare group of documents.
GERMAN IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS 1939. Good non maker marked example. Slight rubbing to the paint on the very high swastika, all the remaining finish is complete to the Iron core Wide tapering pin to the reverse side.although unmarked we have ascertained that this is probably a Paul Meybauer made piece
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 KREIGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. An Assmann produced example. Slightly dulled gilt to the exterior finish but good clear strike and in-depth detail. Wide tapering vertical pin on the reverse side with the Assmann mark in raised relief to the very centre of the exploding mine.
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 KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER DRESS BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A cut from roll slightly stained from glue adhesion on the reverse side, a Bevo woven blue on white Kriegsmarine breast eagle for the summer uniform.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL SHORTS. An absolutely mint unissued condition pair of Kriegsmarine tropical shorts worn in North Africa and Italy and the Balkans area. Good size, all complete, profusely stamped to the interior with various numberings with the excellent marking of ‘B.A.W.’ (clothing depot Wilhelmshaven) with the date ‘28th May 1943’.
GERMAN LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE SET. 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 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 LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER PARADE 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 LUFTSCHUTZ MEDIUM DUTY HELMET. A fine example of the helmet in a very nice deep mid blue colour with an excellent gold toned Luftschutz decal to the front. The condition of the decal is excellent with only one or two chips and in above average condition throughout. The helmet is the pepper potted style with one or two very small dents, approximately 80% of the original satin sprayed finish is present. The lining is very good and of oilcloth material. The buffers are of cork and the interior paintwork is approximately 90% present. The chipstrap is now missing from the helmet, however the item displays extremely well and externally well above average.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 7.65 HOLSTER. Typically used by Luftwaffe for both ground and air crew duties, these drop holsters are of the highest quality, this being a beautiful example, fully supple and usable in completely untreated leather having off white stitching and metalwork throughout in an unpainted grey colour. Generally used for the Belgium Browning occupation made pistol or used for the Hungarian FFG semi automatic pistol. Profusely stamped with designations to the underside of the lid and having ‘1942’ maker’s mark, three letter coded and Waffen amt stamp to the belt loop.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA ENLISTED MANS CUFF TITLE. An excellent example of the Afrika cuff title introduced by the Luftwaffe on the 16th March 1942 for those who served in the campaign. The construction and lettering is absolutely identical to the version shown on page 135 of the Bender book on cuff titles by Williamson & McGul. The typical font is constructed in a very nice and thick bold lettering with sharp angular detail throughout and the correct machine applied weave can be seen to the rear. The colour remains good and the item is unissued.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE ALUMINIUM ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good well service used one-piece aluminium belt buckle for a Luftwaffe enlisted man. Considerable wear to the detail of the eagle, complete with its aluminium double pronged belt fixing system.
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 BACK PACK PARACHUTE. A good example of the parachute normally worn by crews of multi engined aircraft, ostensibly bombers and transport aircraft, widely seen used in pictures of the Battle of Britain. The harness is in absolutely excellent condition, complete with its back cover, chute is missing. Profusely stamped on the exterior of the parachute bag with various numbers, however difficult to decipher. Complete with its pull handle, the central release clip for the harness is profusely stamped to the interior with the maker ‘Gettwart Berlin’ FL number ‘30232’. The final item needed to complete a Luftwaffe bomber mannequin.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful quality finely Bevo woven Luftwaffe eagle in white on a mid blue background.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BLUE CANVAS FUR LINED FLYING JACKET. A very good combat worn ideal for a mannequin display for a Luftwaffe pilot on the Eastern Front. Colour faded from the blue canvas, one small L shaped stitch repair to the right hand sleeve as the garment is viewed. It is complete with its original closing zip and the two original sleeve zips, the sleeve zips themselves have their leather pullers intact, the central zip has lost its puller. Completely brown fur lined, wear to the lower cuffs with a few small nicks to the material. The windproof cuffs to the interior of the sleeves complete. All of the male/female closing studs on the complete garment are all intact and working correctly, also it is complete with its interior hidden waist belt. Upper map pocket also complete.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BLUE GREY SUEDE AND CANVAS FLYING TROUSERS. A magnificent pair of the blue grey suede bodied flying trousers, 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 stud 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 LUFTWAFFE BLUE RUCKSACK. Excellent condition Luftwaffe blue/grey rucksack in superb condition, with its light brown mint condition leather strapping. The top of the rucksack is complete with its closing rope, central closing flap with long leather closing strap, all of the other fittings for attachment to the Y straps complete. Dated ‘44’ on the reverse side with RB number.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG STRAP. An excellent used example of the Luftwaffe bread bag strap in the typical blue grey colour. These are a surprisingly hard element to find to complete a Luftwaffe combat display.
GERMAN 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 LUFTWAFFE BROWN AND WHITE SUEDE FLYING BOOTS. A most magnificent pair of non heated tan and white suede flying boots, possibly the most attractive of all the Luftwaffe flying boots and would be ideally suited for mounting with a white Bulgarian suit mannequin. Feet with original soles, all strapping complete, original plastic zips, which are ‘RiRi’ marked. Both male/female closing studs to the upper part of each boot working. One small lower strapping cradle on the right hand boot has parted from the main body. A superb pair of boots.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CAMOUFLAGE DOUBLE DECAL M.35 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. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CANVAS 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 LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL M35 COMBAT HELMET. A good large size ‘NS68’ stamped shell, the exterior retaining much of the original slightly darker Luftwaffe blue shade of paint with some abrasions as can be seen on our web images. The national tri-colour with chipping to the white central section. The Luftwaffe eagle is absolutely undamaged, as is quite common on these early M35 helmets the aluminium rivet heads have lost the majority of their paint. To the interior the original owner’s initials ‘KH’ painted into the inner rear skirt. The mid tan liner in excellent condition although it has seen service wear. All of the tongues complete, original drawstring present, strap missing.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE ELECTRICALLY HEATED LEATHER FLYING SUIT. A very good example of the rare brown Luftwaffe leather two-piece flying suit. Many of the jackets of these Luftwaffe two-piece flying suits were extensively altered after WWII for standard wear in civilian life, this jacket thankfully has only ever had minor alterations, which has not affected its outward appearance of collecting ability and display. The jacket is in its original configuration of having an upper left hand breast pocket, which closes with a male/female closing system. It still has its blue/purple velvet collar, both lower sleeves have the original zipped apertures and both have their original RAPID zips with a button closing at the base of the sleeves. The front closure, which was always a 5 button closure with a fly front has been altered to a 6 button closure with a new leather fly front inserted out of view behind the front of the jacket. The base of the jacket was always closed with a male/female pop stud system, which has now been removed. The interior has been relined and the interior windproof cuffs removed plus the electrical connections on the base of each sleeve. To the upper right breast the stitches remain where the Luftwaffe eagle has been removed. Accompanying this jacket are a good set of the matching leather flying trousers, electrically heated these still have their electrical connections fitted. The body is zipped by RAPID it is complete and would appear to have had some restoration. to the interior lining the original label is still intact but the details are very faint and the date is unclear. The two main leg pockets are complete including the flare pocket to the right hand side. The two lower leg zips are marked ‘DRP’ one is fully operational the other is complete but needs attention to close the zip. The upper side pocket zips and the access zip on the left hand side are all of the plastic variety, two of which have their original zip pullers and one is missing. Attached to the lower right hand pocket of the trousers is the Deutsche Luftwaffe armband, which was worn by many aviators to identify them in the event of a crash landing in friendly territory. One tear to this armband. A good rare suit.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE GREATCOAT HOOD. 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 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 LONG TROPICAL BOOTS. A good set of the scarce Luftwaffe issue long tropical boots. The leather foot sections in superb condition with all studs fitted to the soles with even light evidence of the original manufacturer’s leather sole markings. Canvas good. All closing buckles for the gaiter type closure front present in their original blued colour. Size stampings to the interior Hessian lining, original lace.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET. A good combat used M.40 helmet being of a good large size, marked for Q and size 68, Q stood for the manufacturer F.W.Quist. The helmet shows extensive combat use and has had a number of paint finishes including a 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, however the leather remains good and flexible. The original draw cord is present. Half of the original chinstrap still 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 reasonably good, the wing show much detail, however the body of the eagle has much abrasion, approximately 70% of the swastika remains intact. On close examination one can see that the decal has been very carefully cut around with a final hand applied coat of paint. The overall condition is good and stored and dusty. The liner has always been present in the helmet and the pins show no signs of tampering whatsoever. There is a little rust to the inner dome, this is not deep. The lot number is ‘258’. Overall and excellent and very large combat helmet. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.40, TIME CAPSULE MANOEUVRE BAND HELMET. Both items are not in themselves particularly rare, the helmet itself is the standard single decal Luftwaffe M.40 and attached to it is a red manoeuvre band, however what is highly unusual is the fact that the manoeuvre band has always been present on this helmet. On carefully looking below the band one can see how its presence has protected the helmet shell. The helmet has clearly been somewhere where there has been a slightly moist atmosphere and there is a fine rust patina finish over much of the shell, even down to looking closely beneath the two remaining hooks one can clearly see how the paint, again, has been protected. The liner is dry from loft storage and has the original draw cord present. There is some fragility and cracking and gentle handling is recommended. The manufacturer is ET and it is clearly marked size '62'. The early chin strap is present with its aluminium buckle. The liner band is the classic M.40 zinc type. We recommend close viewing of our web site photographs to reveal the unique nature of this item. It is very rare to find any German helmet with original accessories period applied still present.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good Luftwaffe M.42 single decal combat helmet, approximately 80% of the original paint finish remaining to the exterior skull. The decal is complete with some abrasions as can be viewed on our web images. The paint has removed itself from two of the three liner retaining rivet heads. Interior leather liner still retaining much original colour mixed with obvious wear use. The original drawstring is complete. Stamped size 56. The tip of one tongue is torn, the strap is missing. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.43 VISOR FIELD CAP. An excellent condition very large size Luftwaffe M.43 enlisted ranks field cap. Excellent nap of cloth overall, complete with the unusual configuration of a machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue eagle with a Bevo woven national roundel below. Standard twin button front. Grey silk lined with RB numbers clearly and size ‘58’. Sweat wear evident to the interior of the forehead area.
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 OBERGEFREITER’S FLIGHT BLOUSE. A good service worn and all complete Luftwaffe Obergefreiter’s flight blouse being in very large size which is highly unusual flight blouses, which generally are found in small sizes. When this flight blouse was first issued it was fitted with stitch-on shoulder boards, this has been converted by the Luftwaffe Obergefreiter into slip-on style and slight puckering of the cloth where the sleeves meet the shoulder is evident. The garment is totally moth free, the general body is thin in the unprotected areas of nap. No tears or repairs. Good stitching lines still visible. A set of slip-on yellow silk piped shoulder boards with unusually silk based yellow collar patches instead of the normal wool with two gulls to each collar patch. Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to second buttonhole. Standard machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey backing eagle attached to the breast and still in its original configuration. One Obergefreiter sleeve patch to the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Loops for three awards to the breast, all original buttons present, slight stitched repairs to the base of the cuffs where the material has worn thin. All original skeleton lining present with maker’s mark to the inside pocket of ‘Ruppel’ with size stamping of the garment. An excellent example of the other ranks flight blouse for possible mannequin display.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BROCADE BELT RUNNERS. Very often the brocade runners are missing from Luftwaffe officer brocade belts, we have a matched pair in superb condition.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A well service worn Luftwaffe visor cap, the main body in excellent condition no moth damage to the Luftwaffe heavy ribbed material. The mohair centre band is all intact without any damage from moth. The majority of the silver wire waffenfarbe has oxidised, the national eagle and cockade are the matching set originally fitted to the cap with some strands to the insignia loose. Front peak trim complete with one 2cm section slightly loose from the main fibre peak. Standard officers silver wire cap cords. The cap has a jaunty battle worn look, various parts of the light tan sweat band are missing as can be seen on our web images. The centre celluloid lozenge is also missing and the interior is heavily stained through wear use. The cap is ideal for a mannequin representing a service flyer.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OXYGEN MASK. A ground dug example of the Luftwaffe oxygen mask model 10/67 01. some years ago a quantity of Luftwaffe 10/67 01 oxygen masks were discovered close to an airfield in Czechoslovakia, this is one of those examples. The face mask has solidified, complete with a replacement canvas and metal flying helmet fitting system, the tube is complete with its connector base in Bakelite at the end of the tube, the tube is slightly distorted.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE PADDLE EXTENSION ARM. Single extension arm for the Luftwaffe paddle used with the rescue dingy.
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 SUMMER WEIGHT NON HEADPHONE FLYING HELMET. The fly helmets constructed in the identical material to the one-piece summer flying suit, this example very clean, all leather fitments, strapping and male/female button closures complete. Silk lining in gold to the interior with a beautiful silk woven ‘G.A.Hoffmann, Berlin 1939’ dated, ‘58’ size stamp label. Also LBA acceptance stamped to the interior leather of the chinstrap with matching date ‘39’.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TRANSPORT NCO TRADE PATCH. The circular trade patch, machine woven in grey on Luftwaffe blue grey background for transport NCO.
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 TYPE 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 LUFTWAFFE WINTER FUR HAT. This particular cut of cap was used both by the Army and the Luftwaffe, the Army version being in field grey and the Luftwaffe version having the Luftwaffe blue grey cloth body. The Luftwaffe version is considerably rarer than the Army counterpart and this particular example is in excellent overall condition. The medium weight Luftwaffe cloth has some wear to the nap as one would expect from a combat used hat, the lining is good and clear with little age damage and just a few grease stains to the front of the forehead area. The silver grey quilted cloth has an excellent large manufacturer's stamp as well as a size stamp of 56 applied. The rabbit fur is excellent throughout and has not lost any of its texture and overall appearance. The black rayon tie cord is still in place as well as the black Bakelite button for attaching under the neck. An excellent and rare item of Luftwaffe headdress and would have been seen worn in campaigns such as Norway and of course the Russian front. The overall condition being superb, this would be hard example to improve upon.
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 LUFTWAFFE WRIST COMPASS. The liquid filled compass used by Luftwaffe aviation personnel with its standard length wrist leather strap. Fully functional. Marked on the reverse side ‘AK39 FL 23235/1’.
GERMAN M.18 SINGLE DECAL TRANSITIONAL HELMET. A fabulous example of the transitional helmet being a WWI produced 1918 pattern steel helmet made by ET in a size 64, which has received a regulation coat of the rough slate grey paint. To the left hand side the eagle decal has been applied, this has been applied with a fairly rough lacquer to the exterior, on viewing under magnification one can clearly see tiny crackling over the entire surface of the eagle, there are some scratches to the mid section of the decal and some of the silver foil layer can clearly be seen breaking through the dark shield background. All three rivets are present and show the same paint as the helmet shell with some chipping overall. The interior of the helmet is generally good and again has the same slate grey paint. There is a large name indelibly inked to the rear skirt of the helmet. The liner is the M.35 type with the reinforced sides. The lining leather is a little dry and flaking in places, however it is stable. Interestingly there is one minor flaw to the front dip of the helmet which has cracked, this is due to a manufacturer’s defect. Transitional helmets in themselves are an interesting aspect of WWII German helmets and show how equipment was recycled officially by the Third Reich Government. The overall condition is excellent and highly presentable and would make an excellent example of this helmet for the advanced collector. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN M.35 CAMO HELMET. A stunning combat helmet over sprayed in tan and green. Clearly an M.35 brought up to M.40 standards having a single decal lying beneath the camouflage paint. The quality of the decal has masked the rust bleed and this makes the decal stand out clearly from the paintwork. The interior lining is the M.40 type in pig skin. The original chin strap is present but a little fragile. The helmets shell is marked 'SE 1964.' A stunning combat helmet.
GERMAN M.40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. An excellent and much used camouflage helmet being in a slightly lime green colour with traces of a darker green camouflage in areas. There is much rust bleed and scratching to the paint as well as typical combat wear and tear. The liner remains fairly good and again there are traces of green paint to the interior and to the liner band. The helmet was probably a Luftwaffe helmet as the interior appears to be in a slightly grey/blue colour. The original draw cord is present and the leather remains relatively good and supple. All pins are good and tight and show considerable oxidisation to the heads and surrounding the heads there is also consummate wear and tear and rust. All pins have clearly not been messed with and their backing plates show good clear rust.
GERMAN M.40 SAND CAMOUFLAGE ARMY HELMET. A classic example of an AK helmet being the 1940 pattern steel helmet with clear signs of once being a single decal. The paint finish to the exterior is a beautiful golden sand okra tone. There is much chipping to the paint surface and areas of paint loss, this type of wear is characteristic of a helmet that has lain on the battlefield for several years after the combat. The paint is clearly hand applied. Some of the grey green paint remains below and the clear area of the decal can be seen. The interior of the helmet is in the same condition, showing much of its original grey green finish. The liner is the M.40 type and is rather dry but complete and there are some areas of wear where the leather has turned over the sweatband. The metal fingers holding the liner in place are a little damaged at the rear. A highly interesting and evocative Afrika helmet. True Afrika Korps helmets are one of the most difficult for the collector to find. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN M.40 SINGLE DECAL CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A much combat worn and clearly battlefield found single decal over-painted M.40. The helmet we believe at one time was a tri-colour camouflage in the typical Normandy configuration with an ordnance tan base, green and plum red stripes overall. The overall condition shows much surface pitting, however much of the original green and tan also remain in place. The lining is very dry and complete and is supple, it has its original draw cord in place, the chin strap is missing. The helmet is marked 'EF66'. The interior paintwork is in much the same condition. It is clearly an object that has laid for some years on the battlefield.
GERMAN M.40 SS SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A battle field worn M.40 single decal Waffen SS combat helmet, possibly 70% of original paint finish remaining, quite serious chipping to the finish in the crown area. The SS decal as can be seen by our web images has some quite serious abrasions that can obviously be seen as an original SS issue helmet. To the interior the liner is virtually complete, one tongue has removed itself from the main body, the other tongues are complete and held together with the original drawstring but frail, also what is known as American red rot has taken hold of the front of the inner lining where the main body of the lining has separated itself from the zinc liner band.
GERMAN M.42 NON DECAL LUFTWAFFE STEEL HELMET. An absolute textbook example of the rare non decaled Luftwaffe M.42 helmet. To find non decaled Luftwaffe blue grey helmets is rarer than finding their army equivalents. It seems that the Luftwaffe was down sizing towards 43, 44 and 45 and thus the need for helmets was less and more were produced using the decals. This has approximately 80% of the original slightly roughened blue grey paint to the exterior with some rust staining, scratches and some small areas of paint loss, however the overall condition is excellent, all rivets match exactly and are good and tight to the helmet shell. Interestingly the lining is of typical M.40 type with the zinc head band. The chin strap holding the bales are the earlier squared zinc type, these are clearly an over-run from the M.35 type liner band and liner bands with these mixed elements are sometime found. The liner leather is good and supple with some wear to the edges. It is in a good light tan colour with some sweat staining. There is a soldier's name written to the front portion of the leather. The original draw cord is present. There is a little distortion to the secondary metal band holding the leather liner in place. The reverse side of the rivets clearly shows no disturbance whatsoever and some minor corrosion where they are turned over. The helmet has typical late war production markings to the rear of the shell reading 'CKL' being the code for the ET factory. The size is a little obscured but we believe it to be a good large 66.
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 ANTI AIRCRAFT SIGHT. The rare accessory being the spider sight for fitting to the MG34/42. Beautiful condition, all original blueing remaining, waffen amt stamped to the base.
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 NAVAL SOUWESTER HAT. These hats were worn in extreme foul weather conditions upon the decks of many of the Kreigsmarine's vessels, this item is in a grey rubberised cloth. It appears to have been stored and unissued. There are faint traces of the original chalk cutters markings upon the exterior. There are numerous stamps to the interior including a size 60 stamp and factory addresses for Hamburg and a clear date of '1940'. A very rare and often overlooked item of Kreigsmarine headdress.
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 CAP EAGLE. The triangular form very attractive beautifully Bevo woven NSKK eagle on royal blue background. Cut from roll.
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 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 POLICE BOOK 'DIED ORDNUNGSPOLIZEI'. 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 POLICE OFFICERS ARM EAGLE. A very finely embroidered heavy bullion wire police eagle on police green backing cloth, as removed from tunic.
GERMAN POLICE SERVICE PASS. The police version of the army and Waffen SS soldbuch, entries from June 1942 to October 43, he was the highest rank of an NCO being a Wachtmeister Der Polizei. The book shows actions against partisans, he was killed in action fighting soviet partisans 5th October 1943 while serving with the Gendarmerie Zug (Motorised No.5).
GERMAN REICHKRIEGERBUND OFFICIAL'S CAP EAGLE. Aluminium stamped with black enamelled Iron Cross to the breast of the eagle. All three fixing pins remaining. Ges Gesch marked with maker number to the reverse side. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN SA BREAD BAG. An exceptionally good condition olive drab bread bag with profuse SA markings. The exterior condition is excellent with all white stitching showing to the leather fittings. All metal buttons are complete. Stamped inside the flap on the bread bag 'SA Gruppe Sudwest Standarte 479' with large '1934' date within a rectangle block. It is extremely hard to get any form of SA equipment which is unit marked.
GERMAN SA ERASED ROHM DAGGER. A good example of the Model 33 SA mans dagger having a superb blade with the faint remains of the Anton Wingen maker. The dagger was originally with a full Ernst Rohm inscription which has been erased and in the course of the erasing has partly obscured the Anton Wingen Junior maker’s logo, otherwise all cross grain finish remaining, good bright blade. The standard heavy nickel upper and lower grip fittings, high quality national eagle and swastika with undamaged SA inset. The grip has the beautiful grain pattern totally undamaged. The scabbard, which was originally an anodised scabbard and has lost much of the anodising on the reverse side but with a good degree to the face side remaining. The nickel plating to the upper and lower scabbard mounts is good with all four screws intact.
GERMAN SA MANS DAGGER MODEL 33. A very clean Sa model 1933 mans dagger with an excellent blade by the unusual maker of F.W.Jordan of Solingen. Much original cross grain finish remaining with slight polishing marks to both edges. Good deep etching for the Ulles Fur Deutschland logo. The blade is a good tight fit to the scabbard. All of the fittings, which include the upper and lower cross guard mounts, the upper and lower scabbard mounts retain all of their original plating with slight indentation marks to the rear of the lower scabbard mount. Group marked ‘HA’ to the rear of the lower cross guard mount. Wood grip excellent, undamaged SA enamel inset with good high quality national eagle. Much of the original anodised finish remaining to the scabbard.
GERMAN SMALL HITLER HEAD PLAQUE. A small wall mounted side profile head of Adolf Hitler measuring 7cms x 5.5cms. Some of the bronze finish is scratched from the edges and from the raised side face of Adolf Hitler. Complete with its hanging hook on the reverse side.
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 MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A completely original example of the scarce side cap as worn by other ranks of the SS. This combat example has to the front the skull and SS eagle, however these have frayed and are worn through age. Interestingly just to the top of the skull one can see a small bar tack, this was used to affix the scarce coloured soutache which was worn for a short period upon these caps. The liner is of typical dirty grey twill cotton and is profusely marked with makers mark, size and coding. There are some rust stains and the nap of the cloth shows considerable wear, however the item is an extremely evocative combat piece.
GERMAN SS POLICE MAGAZINE. We have four good examples of the magazine Kriminalistik, this magazine is published on behalf of the Reichsfuhrer SS and Chief of the German Police, it shows great detail of monthly activities of the Police Service across German. A very impressive looking cover. The dates we have are 'October 1942' 'December 1942' 'July 1939' and 'December 1939'. Priced per copy.
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 STUG 3 - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION MODEL. A superb and rare original presentation model of a Stug 3 (Sturmgeschutz mobile assault gun). During WWII the concept of the mobile assault gun was primarily used by the forces of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. The Germans were the first to develop the concept culminating in the Sturmgeschutz 3, known as the Stug 3. Armed with a high velocity dual purpose 75mm gun the training ground for these assault gun battalions was in Burg, Lower Saxony. This superb, possibly apprentice made, model was presented to an officer in Burg in 1944. It measures 13 inches long complete to the tip of the barrel, 6½ inches wide and 4 3/4 inches in height. It is perfectly detailed, the 75mm gun traverses from left to right plus elevations up and down. It is still with its original paint finish, which is a camouflage finish. There is evidence of slight damage to the left fender and minor scratches and some corrosion. It is complete with its original chain link track and beautiful original stencilling and is mounted on its original WWII presentation wooden plaque. The only items that appear to be missing from the model are the aerial from behind the turret. The model completely lifts off its base, it is only secured by placing the chain links into a series of four fixed nails. Adhered to the wooden base is its original presentation label. It was a gift to a Major Haurberg, 'With best wishes 3rd July 1944', and dated '1.7.44 Burg'. This hand crafted label is protected by a section of Perspex, 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 THIRD REICH ARMY WINTER HAT. An exceptionally nice item of headdress being the functional winter service cap that was worn extensively on the Russian Front. The item is in a good medium size and is made from field grey cloth throughout in good condition overall with no moth damage whatsoever. The very soft fur flap is excellent and have not suffered loss of the fur. The original rayon mix tie cord is present to the top and the lining is again of quilted rayon. There is a nice large white stamped RB number to the interior. The cap has never had insignia affixed and most were worn like this throughout operations.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction non maker marked example of the General Assault Bar Badge. Good silver remaining in the lower area of the award, all of the high spots have rubbed to a grey finish. Thick needle vertical pin on the reverse side with original hook. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LIGHTWEIGHT Y STRAPS. A classic pair of the Y straps that were greatly favoured by paratroopers as well as luftwaffe field division personnel. These were also used by police and mounted units. This is a typical combat quality pair with a rough-out blackened leather outer and a brown interior with numerous issue stampings including stampings from film theatre use and a good regimental marking and date of '43' to the reverse leather.
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.
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. SC55
GERMAN THIRD REICH 18 YEAR POLICE LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the Police Long Service Medal for 18 years. The award is mint bright, with all its frosted finish to edges. Complete with its blue ribbon with the fully embroidered police insignia in grey thread to the middle of the ribbon. In its original fitted box. The box has the lower front edge missing of the cover. Fully titled in silver to the exterior '18', surrounded by a half sprig of leaves. Edges broken to the top short section of the lid.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 1941 DATED JERRY CAN. The standard German Armed Forces jerry can, 20 litre, clearly stamped '1941', with its closing cap all complete. Minor indentations. Some surface rust and some original paint finish remaining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 1st OKTOBER 38 MEDAL. Excellent condition entry into Czechoslovakia Medal with all copper finish remaining. Slight sheen to the short section of ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 25 TANK ASSAULT BADGE, PERSONALISED. A rare 25 Tank Assault Badge, which has been personalised by its owner. To the face side the award retains much original finish, especially within the lower wings of the eagle. Rubbing to all of the high spots of the award, especially the front of the tank. On the reverse side the complete pin and hook assembly have been removed and a central screwed threaded section has been soldered to the reverse of the tank with their retaining circular screw threaded disc, this is definitely a period adjustment. The solder around the threaded peg is of a consistency that confirms it to be a period adjustment. Whatever the reasons for this we shall never know.
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 7 X 50 BINOCULARS. An unusual pair of the standard 7 x 50 Dienstglas, marked to the frame 'Dienstglas 7 x 50' issue number, then coding 'DEH' plus sign below the maker coding. The optics are good and complete with their original strap. Unusually the body is painted in the same colour grey green paint as the heavy submarine commanders binoculars. One of the eyepieces is slightly discoloured. Some abrasions to the paint finish. All adjusters to the eyepieces are working correctly. In its original leather carrying case, which is '1943' dated and waffen amt stamped. Good white stitching to the case complete with its belt loop.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 8 YEAR POLICE LONG SERVICE MEDAL. CASED. A superb condition 8 year Police Long Service medal with its original ribbon. Interestingly the lower level Police Long Service medal at 8 years is more difficult to obtain than the 18 or 25 year silver and gold crosses. BC14
GERMAN THIRD REICH 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION PAIR OF CITATIONS. A large A4 sized citation for the Army 4th Class Long Service Medal awarded to Unteroffizier Robert Lesaar, awarded 4th Apil 1938, signed by the 9th Division Commander. Slight tear to the upper left hand side of the citation. Large beautifully illustrated sports vest citation on hard card, A4 size for a 1500 metre race whilst Lesaar was a member of the 2nd Company Jager Regiment 57, which later fought in the invasion of France.
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 BELT SET. A very good combat used set being of an olive green colour indicating early issue. The buckle has the original webbing tag, again in an early olive colour. All binding to the edges is absolutely typical. There is a little unthreading and minor damage to the tab upon the buckle. The condition throughout is matching and only lightly worn. There are faint traces of Czechoslovakian ink stampings, however they are difficult to read upon the hook end of the belt. Also there are reissue stamps to the belt from the late 40,s
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS GAS MASK TIN. An absolutely magnificent and totally untouched gas mask tin that has received a number of coats of paint, the final one being a spray applied ordnance tan in the semi dark shade of beige. There is much rust bleed, areas of blistering and wear. There is some fine bleaching to the paint and the whole can has a wonderful dusty almost frost-like patination overall. The original pull tab is present and the lower belt mounting hook is present, however the upper straps are now missing. The item speaks absolute volumes and is unmistakeably original. An absolutely wonderful candidate to complete the Afrika display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS MANS CUFF TITLE. An excellent army issue Afrika band in used and clearly combat veteran type condition. One can clearly see where it was removed from a tunic and the element that was tucked into the seam of the tunic still remains clean and undamaged, the rest has developed a good patination brown mole skin material. There is darkening and dirt to the edging and there is some fraying to the edge braid due to the constant use of the soldier causing wear to the object. The embroidery is excellent and there is no pulls or damage to the word 'AFRIKA' or the two palms. An absolutely wonderful combat item of insignia.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS MOUNTED BREECHES. A rare pair of trousers being in the standard pantaloon cut with laced calf closures with extensively reinforced crotch and rear elements, these presumably were for the prospect of mounted units being deployed in Africa and were probably worn by those units of artillery. The overall condition is excellent throughout with only minor discoloration to the olive heavy corded cloth. The lining is of typical tan drill material with numerous German stampings. The original integral element remains and the condition overall is very good with all buttons present. These are in a good mannequin size and would look excellent with a pair of high laced Afrika Korps boots.
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 ALL STEEL HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE. An unmarked buckle of typical mid to late war construction. The overall condition is excellent with just surface rubbing to highlights and a little surface staining.
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. A basically excellent condition canvas tornister with fur inlay to the rear section, all in black leather, grey green canvas. Unfortunately missing its shoulder straps, which are available on the collectors market. All of the exterior metal fittings are complete and good that the exterior shoulder straps would attach to. All the interior compartments good. Complete with its original silk SS issue label plus an RZM marked canvas label marked ‘Tornister’ dated ‘1938’. Any items of equipment marked to the Allgemeine SS in this manner are rare.
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 ALLGMEINE SS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A set of straight leg trousers with turn-ups as worn by members of the Allgemeine SS. Very fine quality doe skin. Two angled side pockets with one semi hidden watch fob pocket with buttoned flap. One rear pocket buttoned but without flap. Brace button fitted. No moth, damage or staining, absolutely mint.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AMMUNITION TIN. A super '43' dated example of the typical ammunition carrying tin finished in factory applied ordnance tan paint. There is some rust bleed and many areas of chipping and to one side there appears to be a number '4' painted, this again is rather chipped but would appertain probably to the machine gun the tin was used in conjunction with.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent condition 4 Year Armed Forces Long Service medal, complete with its blue ribbon. BC175
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. An excellent example of an early to mid war bread bag as would have been carried by army and SS as well as Kriegsmarine land based personnel. The item is of standard configuration in an olive green mid weight linen type material with central hook and hanging loops, the rear having two small D rings for strap carrying. To the front various passes and D rings for mounting equipment. One or two of the dish buttons are missing, however one interesting feature for the equipment enthusiast is the use of blue grey Kriegsmarine type leather to reinforce the interior details.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES WATER BOTTLE SET. The typical late war set with the cotton and wool mixed fabric outer cover and the painted pressed tin cup. The tin has spidering to much of the exterior paint with a very good high percentage of the green remaining over the red oxide paint. The carrying harness is of pebbled leather with carbine clip functioning. All press studs appear to correctly work. The water bottle is '44' marked to the neck and the cup is also '44' marked and of the same manufacturer. A super set.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES WATER BOTTLE. An exceptional example of a standard water bottle with a mid to late war cotton mix covering, this has a seamed edge and press studs to the side. The leather harness is complete and supple and unbroken. The original carbine hook is good and clear with most of its original paint. The original thin pressed tin late war cup is present with a good makers mark and '43' date. The whole unit is well above average and is a fine example of a rare item to find in such good condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED SERVICES BREAD BAG. An excellent combat used bread bag in dusty stored condition, all straps are complete and all buttons are present. This item would make a superb representation to display with the combat soldier. It is slightly used with only minor fraying. A central item of the German soldiers combat equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY BREAD BAG. A bread bag as used by SS and Army personnel, this item is particularly appealing in that it is combat used and clearly stored from the war's end. This came from a large accumulation of items purchased from a Belgium farmer recently. The original sewn name tag has been removed, probably by the soldier but many of the remains are present. The straps are a little stiff, however still supple enough to close and amount upon a mannequin. All zinc buttons are oxidised. The original clip is present to the rear. Both original steel D rings are present to the rear with again corrosion to the buckles. A real example that was found in the Ardennes area and far more appealing than many of the mint examples available on the market today.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent pair of trousers known as the Keihose, the form having a slight balloon appearance with the legs tapered. Wide waistband with loops. Twin angled hip pockets without flaps but buttoned and one rear hip pocket, again without flap but buttoned. Grey silk lined to the waistband. Heavy cotton twill to the pocket bags. The markings inside are of a French costumier company. The nap to the cloth is excellent overall and no moth damage.
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 ISSUE NARVIK SHIELD. A good example of the Narvik Shield on its army field grey green backing. Some subduing to the silvered finish of the shield itself with some of the finish remaining in the lower field area. The field grey backing is good with its paper backing. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY ISSUE NARVIK SHIELD. A good example of the Narvik Shield on its army field grey green backing. Some minor oxidisation to the metal in the upper part of the edelweiss flower and to the second half of the date '40'. Field grey backing excellent with all its original paper backing intact.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY ISSUED NARVIK SHIELD. A good example of the army issued Narvik Shield. Some oxidisation, which has caused the colour to disappear from the edges of the Third Reich eagle and the complete edges of the shield itself, this has been caused probably through damp storage, however the field grey green backing cloth is all intact as is the paper backing. The glue adhering the paper backing to the metal back plate is held firm however the paper backing has delaminated itself from the field grey cloth backing, but is not damaged as can be seen by our web images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY KRIM SHIELD. Virtually unused condition army Krim Shield with field grey backing cloth. The shield has at least 50% of its original finish remaining. The back plate is intact with one fixing pin missing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. A good example of the circular army officers belt buckle. Good strike to the laurel leaf. No makers mark. Complete with its single keepers. These buckles were worn primarily on the brocade parade belt but have been seen worn in combat service on leather belts.
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 PANZER HAUPTMANN'S STITCH ON 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 original an Oberleutnant 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 THIRD REICH ARMY PANZER TROUSERS. An excellent pair of the rare trousers designed for wear with the black Army Panzer wrap over jacket. This style of trouser in black are the only designs specifically to be worn with the Panzer jacket. The nap to the cloth is superb, long black trousers with tapered bottoms. Six button fly front, all buttons complete including the twin buttons for the angled pocket flaps and the two rear pocket flaps. The three pronged hidden waist belt is missing. The white/cream lining is all intact and with good colour. Fully size stamped with a clear designation 'M.43'. There is no damage to any part of these trousers. Interestingly there must be a huge amount of rayon mix in this particular pair of trousers, underneath the pocket flaps the colour still remains a darker shade of black. Because of the rayon mix the trousers have been exposed on their face side to sunlight, possibly on a collectors mannequin and have faded mildly. A superb pair.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. A good Presstoff parade belt, complete with its inner adjustable tab, which is far longer than normally encountered and complete with its two piece silvered finish army buckle, which has excellent definition to the circular centre. Two slits are to the very point of the leather belt, which of course is hidden when the belt is attached to the wearer.
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 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 ZELTBAHN. A used condition zeltbahn with various stitched field repairs, containing nearly all the original zeltbahn buttons and its original rope tie. Good colour to the splinter camouflage pattern.
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 BACK PACK. A good combat used example having all of the fur to the exterior. The black band edging to the pack is a little fatigued in areas with a small area missing, however the pack remains in very presentable condition. The shoulder straps are complete and are the heavy combat type mounted directly to the mantle of the pack, the pack being clearly dated '42'. The interior of the pack is very good with buttons and buckles present. A super example to mount upon any combat mannequin. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH BAHNSCHUTZ OFFICERS BUCKLE. An extremely good condition circular Bahnschutz officers buckle, which retains virtually all of its original gilt with some light rubbing to the high spots of the wreath. Faint traces only of the gilt remaining to the fixed keeper. Non maker marked. Fine detail.
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 BLUE M.P.40 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 THIRD REICH BLUE MP40 POUCH. An excellent field worn example of the scarce all blue pouch. The colour is excellent with a little fade and rubbing to the bottom of each pouch. All leather work is good and supple. There are faint traces of the waffen amt and a clear maker's marking 'GMM 1941'. The loader tool pouch to the side appears to have been lightly tacked back in in places, this was obviously slightly loose and has been very well repaired. The original D ring is mounted in the corner and the whole pouch is very presentable. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH BLUE SAILOR'S SHIRT/SWEATER. A typical working wear being the lightweight blue woollen garment for everyday wear, this is in good condition throughout and shows signs of typical service work. There are one or two small nicks to the front, these could be easily repaired and just minor wear to the lining. There is a machine applied other ranks quality eagle and to the sleeve rank insignia, this being a super quality yellow star upon a round backing indicating Boatsman. Below this are three high quality gold tress chevrons indicating Oberstabsmatrose. There are various attachments and the usual eyes and buttons. Completing the outfit is the correct separate collar in used but excellent condition, it has all ties and is free from damage.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BLUE WEBBING PAK STRAP. One of the many versions of the drag strap that was used to haul heavy items of equipment including small field guns and mortars etc., these were very frequently seen suspended around soldiers and one or two ammunition carrying cans could be suspended from the heavy loop section. This particular example is in a rare blue colour being in a nice blue grey herringbone weave heavy linen material. There is a very heavy buckle and pincer-like attachment hook to the bottom. There is a good leather label sewn to the rear of the strap with typical maker coding, a date of '42' and a very good clear waffen amt stamp. The whole item is very dusty from storage and completely untouched. There is a little fraying to the centre section of the strap, with careful handling the strap will be fine and this could be very delicately repaired. An excellent item which would enhance any combat mannequin being placed over the torso and having one or two MG tins suspended from it. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BOOK NARVIK IM BILD. An excellent condition example of the 148 page work on the campaign in Narvik all in pictures. Most superb war correspondent photographs of, Army Navy and Luftwaffe personnel describing in full with text the campaign in Norway and especially in the Narvik area, including some colour photographs of German Paratroopers. Of the 176 pages it is estimated that at least 160 pages have either full format or half page format black and white photographs. Published 1943.
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 COMBAT P.38 HOLSTER. An excellent armed forces issued P.38 holster, lightly used but in good order and retaining its excellent hard shell type design. To the back it is marked 'P38' with a little bruising where it has been combat used as well as a makers code and a date of '42' and waffen amt stamped. The high points have gently rubbed to a very deep brown/black colour, the rest of the body in a black colour. The stitching is a nice contrasting off white colour. The whole set would make an excellent element to a combat mannequin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CROAT SS VOLUNTEER SHIELD. 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 CROSS. The scarce all bronze Customs Long Service award having all of its bronze finish remaining with a section of blue watered silk ribbon. Unfortunately the correct ribbon for this award comes complete with an embroidered yellow replica of the Customs insignia and it is rare to find any of the medals with their correct ribbon, thus price accordingly.
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 DAF DRAPE. A scarce near mint condition double sided 7’ x 4 ½’ DAF drape. One slight tear to the bottom edge. Good bright colour to the red flag cloth. Multi stitched large swastika with cog wheel edge for the Deutsche Arbeit Front with fold over top for pole hanging. Condition:
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 DER STALHELM BUCKLE, TWO PIECE BRASS. One of the variations of the Stalhelm organisation, two piece brass buckle, non maker marked with to the centre the raised outline of the German helmet having incised 'Der Stalhelm'. Minor indentation to the raised German helmet, otherwise excellent condition. Complete with its nickel double pronged belt fixing system.
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 DRIVER’S MITTENS. An excellent condition pair of field grey green canvas and leather glove faced mittens, all adjustable male/female studs for the gauntlet 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’ and clearly dated ‘1937’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRL SPORTS AWARD BADGE. Beautifully Bevo embroidered in silver with surrounding wreath with the date '1937' beneath the sports style eagle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRL SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE. Beautifully Bevo woven in gold with half wreath '1937' to tablet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER CITATION. A rare larger than A5 – A4 size citation, normally a double folded high quality close to vellum document but this example is trimmed, awarded for the 1st Class with swords of the Eagle Order, to an Italian recipient Oberleutnant Gaetano Mesiano, awarded on the 5th June 1939. Facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler with original signature of the State Minister for the Chancellery Messner. A good example to display with the medal itself.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY ALLOY AMMUNITION TIN. An good early version made entirely from aluminium, this has the dark slate grey painting which has worn and shows many areas of rubbing and wear to the corners and edges. There is a typical matriculation number painted to the top. The original leather elements remain in place to both handle and snap closure hooks. An excellent item to display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY BROWN LUFTWAFFE LEATHER FLYING BOOTS. A good pair of the early brown leather single zipped flying boots. Both foot straps present. Both side zips working correctly. Both marked 'Zipp'. Sheepskin lined, complete with their upper closing straps. The boots have been re-soled. SC20C
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY COASTAL ARTILLERY VISOR CAP. An absolutely fascinating cap from a rare branch of the services being a crusher style cap with metal insignia and cap cords for an officer in the Coastal Artillery size 58 cm As is well known the Coastal Artillery had their own unique colour of uniform cloth, this matches that exactly. The crown and upper part in a fine quality officers material. The centre band is in the earlier Reichswehr colour cloth with corresponding slightly darker shade of waffenfarbe to the crown and to the upper only section of the centre band. One nick to the cloth just below the wing of the Coastal Artillery gilt metal twin prong attached national eagle with, below, the NCO's quality pressed metal cockade laid onto the backing cloth in exactly the same Reichswehr Coastal Artillery colour as the cap itself. Gilt anchor side buttons. A pair of subdued silver cap cords and its leather crushable visor. To the interior the sweat band shows considerable wear use with the original owner's initials punch holed 'WG' into the sweat band itself. The interior lining is of a purple hue of cotton with a quite indistinct silver block maker or retailers name into the upper inner crown area. There has never been a protective celluloid lozenge fitted to the cap. A superb piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY POLITICAL 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 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.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD IN BRONZE. A 2nd class medal in bronze with swords. All bronze finish, complete with its green ribbon and chest suspension pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD. A very good example of the Eastern People’s award in silver without swords, 1st class. Excellent finish overall. Wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
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 ENGINEERS POUCHES. A good set that were found together and are in exactly the same condition. Most of the manufacturing characteristics throughout remain almost exactly the same with some minor differences. It must be remembered items such as pouches were rarely worn in exact pairs and these items would have simply been thrown out from stores to soldiers and the idea of perfect matching pairs is something of a modern collectors illusion. The pouches are of late war production having RB number to one interior flap. The outer quick release closures are facilitated by the means of a typical loosely woven lime green type tape with Lux brand tabs to the base. There are numerous press studs to the side to hold clips of ammunition, one pouch has the rarer white celluloid coverings to the four press studs with the other having the typical blue grey covering. The rear loops are good and present, upon one are of a loose weave and on the other the more typical tropical associated web. There are names written in various places and one or two field repairs. The surface of each pouch has wear that is consummate with combat use. An absolutely super pair that would make an excellent basis for a bust or mannequin display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL. Complete with its original pin back fixing to the ribbon. All finish remaining. BC169
GERMAN THIRD REICH ERSATZ BREAD BAG. An excellent example of German ingenuity, many materials were used, this example would be a mid to late war item being made of grey linen type material and having all army features throughout including double D ring and passes with two belt loops. The original belt hook to the centre has been very well removed and sewn shut. The interior shows a mixture of pebbled leather reinforcements and to the rear the strap attachment D rings, one held in place with brown and the other black leather. The item is in good condition, the central parting is made of cotton twill as used for lining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FALLSCHIRM (PARATROOPER-DIV) FULL LENGTH CUFF TITLE. A full length uncut cuff title for the Fallschirm Division, green wool based with machine grey embroidery lettering. The cuff title had been folded and pinned to a display board for many years, therefore slightly altering the colour of the exposed central section of the cuff title, four moth nips to this exposed area with minor nipping to the reverse side.
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 FALLSCHIRMJAGER AMMUNITION BANDOLIER. A scarce mint example of the splinter pattern bandolier carried by German paratroopers, these were to replace the bulky leather ammunition pouches which were considered difficult for use in parachute operations. This particular example is one of the earlier splinter examples with the oval stamp for Anton Kiefer and dated '1942'. These particular bandoliers by Kiefer seem to always feature the brass Stocko double marked press studs. It is in stored mint condition and has a little dust from storage. There is some very minor surface corrosion to the press studs. The splinter pattern is the Luftwaffe specific splinter in smaller dimensions than the army splinter pattern of camouflage.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FALLSCHIRMJAGER BOOTS. An absolutely original pair of extremely scarce field worn front lace up boots. These boots are clearly slightly different in terms of manufacture but they have clearly always been worn as a pair. This kind of mismatching is very common during the wartime and these boots are both of the same size. They are of the typical later war type having the correct 12 eyelets all in steel, full length tongues and marking to the inner cuffs, the markings on each boot are slightly different, one reads '42' and the other '40'. These have clearly been worn for many years. They have been re-soled at some time with military type studded soles, these studded soles have themselves been worn with nails being slightly rounded to the top but clearly being of the hexagonal form. The heel plates have been covered with period rubber soles, these again have worn. On looking at the side profile there is evidence that there was original a slight groove to the rear of either heel, this was to incorporate the galosh rubber over boots that alleviated slipping upon the metal aircraft floor. One boot to the rear has a well executed leather patch, the other shows slight splitting. The patination of the boots is exactly the same and these have clearly been worn as a pair. There is an excellent very dark brown coloration verging on black in areas. Any pair of German paratrooper boots must be considered rare and these would make an absolutely super candidate to complete the mannequin display, they are supple enough to be mounted upon a mannequin and would give the mannequin the exact combat worn appearance that would be correct for a Fallschirmjager soldier. Externally these appear a pair and other than minor lining details they are almost identical.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FIRE POLICE HELMET. An excellent example of the fire helmet being of satin black, this is the helmet that has no means of attachment for a comb. The pepper pots to either side have the typical distinctive decals applied in between being a bordered police decal and to the other side the Party decal, the Party decal is excellent and approximately 95% present with age crackling overall and light toning, there appears to have been a little distortion when applied, which is a normal aspect one encounters regularly and the decal to the other side is approximately 80% present again with small crackling overall and much of the original detail remaining good and clear. The lining has the crash pad to the crown and the leather wedges for attachment of a neck cover if necessary. Faint maker marked to the rear of the helmet shell. The chinstrap is complete however a little broken, this has been carefully fixed in place and the chinstrap is the M.18 carbine style.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FORESTRY OFFICIAL'S BELT BUCKLE. A superb mint condition oval shaped non maker marked buckle to be worn by a Forestry official. Good frosted finish to the highlights of the surrounding wreath and at the edge of the eagle and the wreath and central swastika. Complete with its keeper with double pronged belt fixing system.
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 FRAMED SIGNED IMAGE OF DR GOEBBELS One of a set of six high level top Nazi Personalities collected by a Hitler Youth member with a talent for calligraphy. A portrait photo and pen signed autograph of Dr Goebbels in civilian clothing, this is centered on cream backing paper and to the top above the photograph the dedication in large coloured gothic script ''Dr Goebbels.'' This is encased in a lacquered wooden frame with on the reverse a brief type written history of his birth, education and position within the NSDAP.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A very good example of the female NSDAP Association membership badge ,Superb enamel to the face side. All gilt to the reverse side is good, pin intact, marked in high raised relief 'RZM 63'.
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 GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER, STICK PIN MINIATURE. A very finely crafted and detailed example of the lapel pin General Assault badge, measuring 20mm x 12mm, fretted out detail with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An extremely good condition solid construction non maker marked General Assault Badge in silver. The face side retains virtually all its original silvered finish. The reverse is excellent and complete with its vertical thick needle pin and original pin catch.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very fine example of a solid construction non maker marked Armed Forces General Assault Badge in silver. Very fine detail to the face side with excellent depth to the down swept winged central eagle and swastika. The reverse side is of solid construction with its long thick needle pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good example of the heavy solid backed non maker marked General Assault Badge. A good amount of the original silvering remaining. The finish is missing from the high points of the award. Good detail to the crossed grenade and K.98 bayonet. Very good near three-dimensional definition. Thin tapering pin to the reverse side. All original catches in place.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An extremely good General Assault Badge in silver, very fine detail to face side. Some light dullness to the silver finish above the head of the eagle. Construction is of the semi hollow variety. Non maker marked. Vertical pin to the reverse side with the original hook. BC173
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good semi hollow and solid construction General Assault Badge in silver which has lost its silvered finish but still retains a light grey wash. Non maker marked, complete with its vertical needle pin and unusual double riveted pin hinge and pin hook.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSUALT BADGER IN SILVER. Finish toned overall but excellent detail to the down swept wing eagle. Solid construction. Non maker marked. A slightly distorted pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH, LUFTWAFFE VERSION. A good example of the Luftwaffe issued German Cross in gold. Good detail to the separately attached 1941 dated wreath. A hue of purple has slightly changed the colour of the original Luftwaffe blue grey over the years since WWII. Stitches remain where the award was removed from a tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD BY STEINHAUER & LUCK. A most magnificent example of a cased German Cross in gold, although unmarked research proves that these examples were made by the Company Steinhauer & Luck of Ludenscheid. A matching example can be seen shown on page 226 of the excellent work The German Cross by Dietrich Maerz. The gilt to the 1941 dated wreath min bright, enamel totally undamaged to the central swastika, all of the silvered finish to the starburst good with all of the patinated finish to the ray in original condition. The reverse of the award has the typical matt silvered finish commonly encountered with Steinhauer & Luck medals and awards. To the reverse side four small hollow rivets, tapering pin with the base hook fitted on a small circular plate. All complete in its original leatherette case, which is gold lined around the lid. The upper inner silk slight water stained where a clear impression of the swastika has left itself imprinted upon the silk. Flock base to the award box good.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD WINNERS WHERPASS. A second issue Army Wherpass to German Cross in Gold winner Major Egon Sauer Von Nordendorf, who was an Austrian career officer from Vienna. Von Nordendorf served in the Austrian Infantry and Cavalry from 1929 onwards, transferred to the German Army in 1938. During WWII he fought first in Poland, in Reconnaissance Battalion 44, where he was wounded and won the Iron Cross 2nd Class, he was not involved in the campaign in the West but participated in the Balkan Campaign in Rifle Regiment 10 of the 9th Panzer Division where he won the Iron Cross 1st Class. In the Russian Campaign he served initially in Rifle Regiment 10 and the 9th Rifle Brigade, both of which were within 9th Panzer Division. From February 42 to January 43 he served in Panzer Grenadier Regiment 129, which was part of the 22nd Panzer Division winning the German Cross in Gold in October 1942. He was seriously wounded in January 43 and transferred to the replacement army. His awards are as follows:- Iron Cross 2nd Class, Poland. Wound Badge in Black Poland. Iron Cross 1st Class Balkans. Bulgarian Bravery Order 4th class in Russia. Armed Forces Tank Battle Badge in Bronze in Russia. Armed Forces East Front Medal in Russia. German Cross in Gold, Russia. Krim Shield, Russia. Von Nordendorf was commissioned in 1934 and promoted to Lieutenant in 1938 and finally a Major in January 1943. His Wherpass, which is complete with image in uniform, hatless, is his second issue. Page 12 completely filled out with all of his units up until 1944. Page 21 filled. Page 22 with all his ranks. Page 24, full page of awards. Pages 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 fully documented all in his places of action. A very interesting wherpass.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, CLOTH VERSION. An extremely good example of the army issued German Cross in gold in cloth. Superb gilt to the 1941 dated metal wreath, the exterior cloth being in the standard army grey green. Some slight nibbling of the nap to the cloth to some of the points at the star. Stitch marks remaining to the paper backing of which a substantial amount is torn away. A nice clean example.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, CLOTH VERSION. The Kriegsmarine issued German Cross in Gold in cloth, generally in excellent condition, slight dullness to the gilt of the ‘1941’ dated wreath with minor moth nips to the blue edging cloth indicating this is Kriegsmarine issue. Good thread detail to the central swastika.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. A good example of the German Cross in gold. Maker marked number '134' impressed into the reverse side. Wide tapering pin. Four raised rivets with hollow centre, exactly conforming to the maker of Otto Klien. The construction of the 134 Otto Klien pieces are very similar to the number 20 C.F.Zimmermann using the same rivet style although the rivets are more proud on the Otto Klien example. To the front side the '1941' dated wreath has good clear date One enamel chip to the centre of the swastika which can be seen on our web site images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROSS-ROSEN & SACHSENHAUSEN CAMP GUARD WEHRPASS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass, punch-holed to the cover for filing. Good photograph of the SS Mann wearing the M.40 grey collared tunic with the skull collar patch. SS shoulder boards with arm eagle clear to the photograph, showing service from January 1943. First served in SS Battalion Debica, transferred to Gross-Rosen Camp January 1943 and then to Sachsenhausen Camp and finally to the SS Wacht Battalion Warsaw, July 1943 to May 1944. Presumably a multi linguist, his area of birth being designated as a Volks Deutche.
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 HALF SIZED SA BUCKLE. The half sized SA buckle generally worn by slightly older children with propaganda SA uniforms. Two piece construction, both pieces in brass with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HEINRICH HIMMLER'S 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.
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 HERO HEAD. A superb condition and very imposing bust known as The Hero. This sculptured bust was first designed in WWI and was produced in many sizes and then carried over to the Third Reich period with the addition of the Third Reich decals to the M.16 style helmet. This example measuring overall 22cms or 9 inches, retaining virtually all of its original silvered finish with some loss on the crown of the helmet and the front cheek of The Hero. These were given as presents and prizes mainly internally within the Armed Forces and sometimes had the addition of engraved plaques to the marble. This example has never had a plaque fitted, it is totally undamaged and is a fine decorative item within a Third Reich collection. Condition:
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 HITLER YOUTH BELT AND BUCKLE, NEAR MINT. An excellent near mint unissued condition black leather political belt fitted with a virtually matching mint unissued all steel one-piece Hitler Youth buckle, which is clearly marked ‘RZM M4/42’. A small portion at the end of the leather adjuster pad has been removed, approximately 1cm.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE WITH ORIGINAL RZM TAB. A superb condition one piece stamped steel Hitler Youth enlisted ranks belt buckle. Some minor abrasions to the finish as can be seen from our web images. Still attached is its original light card RZM label, which has been covered in clear plastic and stapled to the protect the integrity of the label itself. Non maker marked buckle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HUNTING ASSOCIATION PORCELAIN. Three superb Thuringen pieces of porcelain for the Eisenach Shooting Guild. The first is a large dished plate measuring 13½ inches across, the scalloped edges are beautifully decorated in a slate grey coloured finish. To the top of the plate is a large ribbed swastika with the Coat of Arms of the down of Eisenach to the centre of the swastika. To the lower part of the plate are the crossed rifles and scroll reading 'Schutzengilde of Eisenach'. The plate is in superb undamaged condition, the lower leg of the swastika is slightly faint the rest is very proud. Porcelain manufacturers mark on the back 'Koenigszelt, Germany'. There is an accompanying smaller plate with the same style scalloped edge which is also slotted, all in the same design and colour. The swastika is very faint behind the Coat of Arms of Eisenach with the identical Schutzengilde logo at the base and identical manufacturer on the reverse side. This plate measures 10½ inches in diameter and finally a large standing flower vase measuring 9½ inches in height with 6½ inch and the open flair to the top. The large swastika again very faint behind the multi coloured Arms of Eisenach with the Schutzengilde logo on the reverse side of the vase. The coloration of the edges of the vase both upper and lower are the same as the plates with the painted and gilded over inscription on the base of the vase being 'PRIV.SCHUTZENGILDE 94.er EISENACH'. Identical manufacturer on the base. All three pieces are totally undamaged, a beautiful set, the most pronounced swastika is on the large plate, the other two, as described, are faint. All are contained in their originally beautifully constructed green velvet over wood display cases. All of the display cases are without lids and do not look as if they were ever with lids however we have obtained these with purpose built coverings for transportation. Eisenach in the Thuringen area of Germany and was in the old East Germany until 1989.
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A standard issue citation, one single fold, for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to Obergefreiten Gustav Steigerwald, who served on the staff of the 2nd Company Grenadier Regiment 761. Dated ‘7th September 1944’. Unit rubber stamp. Ink signature of Major and Regiment Commander. BCC7
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 INFATRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A good example of a punch-holed and folded Infantry Assault Badge citation to Obergefreiter Werner Beister of 2./Panzer-Jager-Abteilung 188, issued 14th August 1944. Pen signed by the Captain and Unit Commander.
GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. All silver finish remaining to the frame. Paint to the raised central swastika is thin. Remainder of the paint to the central iron core is good, slight chipping to the '3' on the 1939 date. Straight thick pin, non maker marked. All finish remaining to the reverse side.
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 JUNIOR NAVAL OFFICERS VISOR CAP. NEAR MINT. A most superb condition Kriegsmarine Junior Officers visor cap size57 cm, The cap has only very minor evidence of it ever being worn on a head. The classic naval shape, the upper part of the cap is in superb condition, all nap of cloth is thick, no moth damage. The mohair centre band is all intact. All of the insignia, which includes the national eagle, the cockade and the rank braid to the front of the visor all match in the celion material. Minor moth nip to the right hand side of the front cockade dark blue cloth. The central cockade to the wreath is in wire. The strap fitted is the most commonly encountered of the naval officers caps with the male/female press stud fixing to the right hand side as the cap is viewed. Two matching gilded anchoring boss side buttons. On inverting the cap the sweat band is in the grey leather, the upper inner material is in a blue silk, central celluloid lozenge without any makers mark below and the remains of the orange cushion sits between the sweat band and the main body of the cap in the forehead area.
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 KREIGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BREAST EAGLE. A very good totally unissued Bevo woven yellow eagle on the unique background colour for the coast artillery uniforms. Cut from roll.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE TROPICAL STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. An excellent pair of the heavy duty tropical trousers, these are in a good tightly woven heavy cloth, tan coloured throughout. These have had minor adjustments that have been very well executed at the time having slight V inlets to the side seams, thus making them slightly larger. This has been executed using exactly the same cloth and is clearly a period minor alteration. They still retain the half belt, which feeds through the trousers, but they are complete with small fob pocket and open topped hip pockets. There are faint stampings to the interior including the letters 'M' and '44' as well as size markings. One or two buttons are missing, many remain still in place. The overall condition is good with light service wear, a little dark staining to small areas of the right knee, however this if anything adds to the used combat appearance of these trousers. An extremely similar pair can be found on page 340 of Die Kreigsmarine Uniforms and Traditions by Bender Publishing, volume 2.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREISSIEGER 1939 AWARD BADGE. A good example of the scarce Hitler Youth 1939 award. The enamel is excellent to the cream section, the enamel is also good to the red and white lozenge section of the Hitler Youth badge. All the remaining bronze finish is in place. Straight vertical pin. Maker marked with the unusual HAD insignia of Hermann Aurich of Dresden with the full name and address as well as the unusual logo on the slightly convex reverse side. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE BATTLE FLAG. Measuring 6' x 3½', the classic Kriegsmarine battle flag, double sided printed. To the cream selvage edge is an eagle over the Marine style swastika with the wording 'Reichskriegsflag' with indistinct metric measurements. The attachment rope is still fitted. Considerable moth damage to the flag as hopefully can be seen on our web images. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE, FRENCH MADE. A good example of the highly unusual French occupation produced Coastal Artillery badge. Non maker marked. Top uniform retaining hook is missing from the reverse side. Horizontal wide tapering pin. Good detail. The gilt is subdued to the face side. BC22
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. Good thick heavy construction. Maker marked 'Herman Aurich, Dresden'. Thick need pin. The badge is reverted to a flat grey colour overall. BC2
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. A good example of the Coastal Artillery badge, non maker marked, solid construction, vertical pin. The hook is original, some traces of original gilt remaining to the surrounding wreath and eagle with good definition to the Coastal Artillery gun. BC10 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A late war non maker marked example of the Kriegsmarine High Seas Fleet Badge, however good solid construction, wide tapering pin at the reverse side. The forward facing battleship retains all of its original silvered finish. The gilt on the surrounding wreath and the eagle and swastika has toned to grey. BC16
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 INSIGNIA. 5 items of Kreigsmarine insignia,Three of the larger oval trade patches, machine embroidered red on blue with two of the 60mm circumference trade patches, machine embroidered yellow on blue. The three larger items comprise of Electrician 3rd Grade, Under Water Detector, and 3 year Seniority Gun Leader. The two smaller items comprise of a Torpedo Artificer and a Gunnery Artificer.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE JUNIOR OFFICERS VISOR CAP. An excellent condition Junior Officers Kriegsmarine visor cap size 52 cm. Standard floppy shape, no moth to the upper parts of the cap. The national eagle and the central cockade, the Third Reich Kriegsmarine eagle is celion, the cockade is a mixture of celion with wire through the centre of the leaves of the cockade. The front peak trim is subdued gold wire. The strap fitted is the double buckle style, twin anchor buttons. To the interior the leather sweat band has seen much use but it is all intact. The interior lining is of blue silk. The central celluloid lozenge has disappeared. Slight cracking to the imitation leather material to the inside of the peak where it joins the main body of the cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE K.98 POUCH SET. A slightly mismatched set of pouches, mismatched pouches are almost always as they would have been worn and pouches would have been drawn from stores and would have been supplied to the stores by numerous manufacturers. One stamp to the rear of one pouch clearly is a Marine acceptance stamp with the 'M' below the eagle and swastika. There is a good clear date of '43' upon this pouch. The other pouch has a good RB number and a '42' date to the end of the number configuration. They are of black pebbled leather with riveted construction throughout and in terms of condition and patination match each other extremely well. Any Marine marked item of field equipment must be considered extremely rare.
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 BADGE. A non maker marked version of the Minesweeper Badge, this has been slightly curved by the original owner for a snugger fit to the uniform tunic. Slightly toned gilt to the surrounding wreath but good gilt to the lower untouched areas. All of the silver finish remaining to the exploding bomb. Wide tapering vertical pin.
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 KRIEGSMARINE OFFIERS CAP. A most superb 1940 dated Kriegsmarine junior officers visor cap, The cap has a blue removable top, which can be substituted with the white top when available during the summer months. Totally free of any moth holes, tracking or damage of any sort. The form of the cap is in the classic naval floppy style. Standard removable mohair centre band. The chin strap is of the type most commonly encountered upon naval officers caps with the male/female closure stud to the right hand side as the cap is viewed. Twin anchor side buttons. The insignia is all matching in cellion, which includes the eagle, the national wreath and the scallop pattern for junior officers around the front peak. To the centre of the national wreath is a metallic red, silver and black national cockade. The leather edge trim to the front peak is totally undamaged. Some strands to the cellion weave around the front peak slightly loose in the upper left hand corner as the cap is viewed. To the interior the cap is in equally excellent condition. Dark grey to black grained upper inner lining, which is marked size '60½'. Maker marked 'Hamburg' and dated '1940' in delicate white inked letters to the upper inner crown area. The sweat band is in mid tan leather with a decorative silk lace running around the circumference of the band for adjustment purposes. A most superb WWII dated Kriegsmarine officers cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT TYPE BINOCULARS. A pair of the issued black bodied binoculars, the optics are excellent on these. There is an original carrying strap present and to the base of each eyepiece is the rubber large footed protectors. There is a good clear mark of 'EEH' as well as the '7 x 50' designation, also code numbers etc., As mentioned previously the optics are very good and all adjusters are present.
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 LATE WAR PILOT OBSERVERS BADGE. The majority of late war badges for the Luftwaffe on the collectors market are Pilot's badges, it is in fact rare to find a late war Pilot Observers Badge. This example retaining at least 40% of the original gilding to the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Dull grey finish to the Luftwaffe eagle and swastika. Thick vertical pin. Two flat domed rivets to the reverse, non maker marked.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR PRESTOFF COMBAT BELT & BUCKLE. A very late war production belt in compound paper known as the ersatz material 'presstoff' the belt is unmarked and comes with an early aluminum army pebbled belt buckle dated 1939.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR RUCKSACK. An excellent example of the scarce ersatz type rucksack, these became very popular towards the war's end, this particular rucksack shows many of the design elements and features which also appear in the highly coveted MP44 pouches. These include the red line marked linen material, in this particular case the red line marks the very centre of the pack and is a very attractive feature. The leather features are of brown and are excellent and supple with grey zinc treated metal buckles throughout. The reverse straps are of good supple brown leather. The whole set is lightly combat used with some staining etc., however no holes and in very good strong condition throughout. To the reverse of the leather mantel there are traces of an original German packaging detail gummed label. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR RUCKSACK. A beautiful item of the many and varied productions of the rucksack, these practical packs became extremely widespread in their issue and to be seen worn by both army and SS personnel. This particular model is of an off white heavy linen material with a wonderful red selvage line or cutters line running through the very centre of the pack. The buckles are all finished in a factory applied ordnance tan paint finish. There are various reinforcements to the shoulder straps, which are manufactured from tan Prestoff. The whole pack shows very similar manufacture characteristics to that of the highly sought-after MP44 pouches of the same era. The item is in stored very near mint condition showing only very light use and a little service staining, however all leather is good and supple with all its surface finish remaining with no cracking and a good degree of suppleness. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE. An excellent set consisting of a felt covered alloy bottle with all webbing tropical style strapping, however this tropical webbing was utilised on all fronts. The original small Bakelite cup is present and is in excellent condition with no cracks or damage. The original hook is present. The item is dusty from storage.
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 LINEOL 88cm FLAK GUN. The Lineol Company of Germany, possibly more famous for their range of sawdust and glue military and civil figures over many years both prior and post WWII, also had the most wonderful range of military tin toys, one of the most impressive is the 88cm flak gun, this was produced both in a camouflage finish and an ordnance grey finish, this is the more desirable camouflage finish. 40cm long, 13cm high when the weapon is folded at its lowest trajectory, everything fully functions on this most exquisite toy, the steadying arms collapse, the gun elevates to a height of 28cm through its winding gear. The front and rear bogies release from the main body exactly as the gun would be used in action. Full military rubber tyres. Both tow hooks in place. Camouflage complete with slight scratches to the cannon barrel. A superb item.
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 LUFTFAHRTVERWALTUNG ARMBAND. A rare armband for the Luftfahrtverwaltung (Reich Luft Ministry). This armband worn by guards at offices of the Reich Luft Ministry and other Luftwaffe administrative buildings. Luftwaffe blue grey cloth, very finely machine embroidered Gothic lettering with crimson piping. One small section of moth damage to the crimson piping above the upper edge, otherwise the armband is perfect. An extremely scarce armband.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTSCHUTZ GLADIATOR HELMET. The standard Luftschutz gladiator helmet retaining at least 75% of its original finish. Rust bleed to the overall skull and complete with its undamaged Luftschutz decal to the front. Two indentations to the skull. The full instructional transfer is still visible to the inside of the rear skirt. Complete with its original chin strap and liner band. The internal leather liner is missing.
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 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 CHANNEL TROUSERS. An excellent condition pair of the ultra rare blue canvas trousers, unlined, commonly known amongst collectors as the Channel trousers. Many examples of these trousers can be seen worn during the Battle of Britain, they were part of the two-piece unlined suit of which both parts are extremely rare. Good matching colour overall. Some minor nicks. All of the zips are present and working correctly. The zip puller has broken away from one of the hip pocket zip openings. All of the male/female closure buttons are complete and working correctly with the heads of the male part generally having their original paint finish intact. One old darn repair to the lower right hand leg with a small patch behind and one larger patched area to the right hand seat, which covers some shredding of the original material. Complete with its webbing ‘V’ section brace attachments and all waist buttons.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION SET OF CITATIONS. It is rare to find citations to the Luftwaffe Field Divisions, three A5 size citations, both pre printed. The Infantry Assault Badge in silver to Adolf Loos, to the 1./JG.Rgt.49 followed by an (L), dated 1st March 1944, pen signed by Colonel Regiment Commander, followed by the Iron Cross 2nd Class. One fold. Same recipient, same unit designation, dated 6th February 1944, pen signed by General Divisional Commander Lieutenant General Pistorius. The third citation, folded, slightly stained for the Wound Badge in black with his unit Luftwaffe number typed, awarded 21st June 1943. Pen signed by Captain and Unit Commander. All three citations with Luftwaffe Field Division stamps. The 4th Luftwaffe Field Division in February to March 1944 was engaged in heavy fighting around Witebsk. BCC67 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE. An exceptionally good example of the Luftwaffe flak badge, which retains all of its original finish, beautiful detail to the 88mm anti aircraft gun. The badge is produced by Brehmer. Complete with its original hook and pin/hinge construction. The badge is at this moment situated in a modern reproduction box as was purchased and will remain offered with this reproduction box for display use only.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE FLAK ENLISTED MAN/NCO'S VISOR CAP. A very nice example of an early produced 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.
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 FLYING BOOTS. An excellent pair of the typical black suede and leather boots with buckle closures, these have a good degree of combat wear, however remain excellent throughout. The original press studs to the top to accept the heating elements are both present and both zips appear good and unbroken. The soles have some wear and a little resoling and heel plates appear to be a period replacement. They appear also to be a good large size approximately 10. To the top is the issue label, this is upon both boots.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GENERAL GORING INSIGNIA GROUP. A very fine and scarce set of insignia for a member of Regiment General Goring. Full length, uncut, removed from uniform General Goring NCO quality hand embroidered cuff title, very fine embroidery to the General Goring lettering, some moth damage to the cuff title which can be seen in our web images, stitches remaining where the title has been removed from its original tunic. An excellent set of Gefreiter's white based collar patches, twin gulls with flak artillery red twisted cord piping, unusually the main body of the material for each collar patch is in white leather. A set of slip-on Luftwaffe blue grey NCO rank shoulder boards with white wool piping, a single row of tress running in a letter 'U' shape around the full circumference of each shoulder board. One single Gefreiter inverted V rank chevron in Luftwaffe blue grey canvas-like material with a further Luftwaffe blue grey woollen based rank chevron for the rank of Obergefreiter. Accompanying the insignia are two Luftwaffe bayonet knots, one unique to Regiment General Goring and superbly Regimentally stamped to the interior of the leather strap
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GENERALS SWORD. A good example of the extremely rare second pattern Luftwaffe Generals sword. The blade is by 'Eickhorn.' All of the deeply etched decoration is good and clear. The central blue panel is slightly weak in colour. The majority of the gilt to the text on the long panel is very faint. On the reverse side for the shorter panel the gilt is also faint but the lettering is good and clear. Some minor spotting on the lower point of the blade and at the very top close to the cross guard where the blade has been left exposed from its scabbard over the last 70-80 years a toning has occurred to the bright nickel plating of the blade. Original leather washer is all intact. The gilt is good to both folding shell guards and the d shaped hilt. The deep orange grip has two minor chips all grip wire is intact and all the bright silver colour remains to the Luftwaffe eagle. There is a slight thinness to the top pommel. The scabbard leather is good with one crease to the centre. There is at least 70% of the gilt remaining to both upper and lower scabbard mounts. Each scabbard mount is number matched. The leather of the scabbard has slightly shrunk leaving a one eighth of an inch gap between the lower part of the shell guard and the scabbard throat when the sword is pushed firmly home. A rare sword.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GESCHWADER BOELCKE CUFF TITLE. A hand embroidered Gothic lettered Geschwader Boelcke N C O cuff title, the embroidery is of a much higher standard than normally encountered , 1 moth nip to title
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE HAUPTMANN’S SERVICE WORN TUNIC. A good well service used four pocket tunic to a Luftwaffe Flight Section Hauptmann. The tunic is in the basic four pocket configuration with pocket flaps and pleats, deep turned backs and vented lower rear panel. Open collar style. This is an absolutely untouched officers tunic of the Flight Section with evidence of much service wear and some light moth. Fitted with stitch on Hauptmann’s yellow wool based shoulder boards. Interestingly as we have seen on many heavily service worn tunics over the years the wool cloth at the tip of each shoulder board has worn away revealing the wire spring below. Matching bullion collar patches with three gulls. Standard twist cord to the collar. A heavy bullion officers breast eagle to which the edging material has been slightly eaten away. Original Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the upper button hole. Evidence of material for loops for a medium size medal ribbon bar, with remains of loops to the upper pleat for the provision of possibly a pilot or other qualification badge with one loop only remaining for the Iron Cross at lower level. Much wear to the inner collar and fading. Some light moth damage, which hopefully can be seen on our web images to the lower front skirt. The interior is lined in the Luftwaffe blue grey silk lining with a Stuttgart woven silk label and the original owner’s label attached to another canvas label to the inner pocket. Unfortunately through the wear the name of the original owner/wearer is indecipherable. There is a standard hole tailored through the lower left hand pocket for the provision of sword or dagger hanging straps. With invisible mending the moth holes to the front skirt and just close to the lower right pocket could be disguised and this would make an excellent service worn tunic for a display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE M.43 CAP. A super example of a mid to late war M.43 cap being of Luftwaffe rough blue grey wool with nicely contrasting off white stitching. The insignia is original and appears to be hand applied to the front of the hat and is in the triangulated form. The lining is of typical Italian herringbone twill material, this has shredded somewhat to the front. There is an attractive patination to the entire interior of the cap. Holes to the front of the cap that have clearly exposed the oilcloth type band, which is an integral part of original M.43 caps. To the back is the typical sharp point with the skirts having the tape for the ear flaps and reinforcement below the scallops. The overall condition is excellent with no moth nipping whatsoever. A fine representative example of the classic cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL AND PARATROOPER GROUPING. 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 form 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 THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. A most superb condition oval shaped 'Assmann' marked buckle for a Luftwaffe officers parade belt. Mint bright gilt to the central swastika with excellent bright frosted highlighted finish to the surrounding wreath and edge of the buckle, complete with one keeper.
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 PILOT OBSERVERS BADGE. A good example of the non maker marked Pilot Observers Badge. At least 60% of the gilding to the laurel and oak leaf wreath remaining. Good clear and light nickel finish to the Luftwaffe diving eagle. To the reverse side two small domed rivets, thick needle horizontal pin. It is generally considered that the non maker marked examples of the Pilot Observers Badge are of the highest quality believed to be constructed by Freidrich Linden.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SEAT PACK PARACHUTE. An extremely good example of the rare Luftwaffe seat pack parachute, generally used by aviators of single cockpit aircraft. All of the webbing strapping is in excellent condition with slight fraying and what looks like to be a small repair with the one single loop that attaches the release catch to the various fixing points of the webbing system. To the reverse side of the back pad it is Luftwaffe acceptance stamped plus the date '1941'. The release handle is all in place with its wire, which runs to the separately applied seat pack which is attached to the canvas padded seat cushion. Minor rust staining through the canvas in the area that covers the release point. To the parachute bag is the large printed technical label, which reads '6 STZ FALLSCHIRM MANUFACTURE AUTOFLUG BERLIN' plus two further Luftwaffe acceptance stamps. SC20A
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SEAT PARACHUTE. An exceptionally good example of the ultra rare seat parachute, generally used by pilots of single seater aircraft. General condition is good with the webbing strap showing storage and service usage. Complete with its release handle, central buckle, attached is its complete seat chute, which unfortunately has lost its technical labe also the seat cushion is missing. SC23C
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS GREATCOAT. An excellent wartime produced greatcoat in fine woollen material showing some wear to the nap of the cloth and some very minor moth nips. There is an excellent stamp to the interior including ?LBA 38?. To each epaulette are the signals brown colours, these epaulettes are originally affixed and the cloth matches perfectly. These epaulettes have been interestingly stiffened to the interior and give a very smart appearance. There is one rank chevron again on Luftwaffe backing to the left arm.
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 SINGLE DECAL M.40 HELMET. A good example of the M.40, interestingly when the decal was applied it would appear that the right hand wing possibly came loose and was applied at a slightly higher angle than normally encountered. The helmet is the rough M.40 type blue grey Luftwaffe paint with some light scratching, chips and abrasions. The lining of the helmet is typical of items found in the United States, which has suffered from a slight leather rot, this is generally stable but many of the fingers are missing. A lot number '1363' is clearly stamped to the inner rear of the helmet, the chin strap is now minus. Also stamped 'ET64'.
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 TROPICAL SHIRT. A very near mint stored example of a long sleeve shirt, the size is a good medium large and other than slight marks where folded the shirt is unused and from original stored stock. All cocoanut brown buttons are present. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TWO PIECE BLUE CANVAS FLYING SUIT. A very good example of the blue canvas flying suit. Cream sheep skin lined to the interior with contrasting brown sheepskin lining to the collar. This is the style of jacket that has the blue leather attachments for the oxygen mask clip. Open non zipped map pocket. Two angled waist pockets that close with buttons, two metal zips one for each lower sleeve complete with inner canvas windproof cuffs and a plastic central zip. Hidden internal canvas waist belt. Overall the jacket retains very good colour. There is some fraying and service wear to the bottom of each cuff. One tear to the rear elbow of the right hand sleeve as the jacket is viewed. The plastic zip is complete but the puller is missing. The zip does work after careful placement of the opposite side of zip. It has an excellent makers label which is RB numbered to the lower inner band. Any other typed or written details have been obscured by service wear. The jacket is accompanied by its matching trousers and a good colour match. All the pockets are complete and all closing press studs with male and female portions are in place and working correctly. Interior hidden waist belt in white canvas which is RB numbered. Brown sheep skin lining to the trousers. Metal zips to each lower leg of which both are complete with their leather pullers and working correctly. There is evidence of slight service wear to the base of each trouser leg. The canvas attachments to the upper waistband for the attachment of the issue braces are complete. To the right hand side of the trousers is the internal flare holster. The two closing buttons to the very top of the waistband are missing. An excellent suit. SC32B
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 LUGER HOLSTER. A magnificent 42 dated PO hard shell holster, there is some minor bruising and rubbing, however the holster would polish beautifully. There is a super patina finish overall, profuse markings for '42'. There is maker's code as well as waffen amt stampings.
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.40 LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL HELMET. An absolutely untouched example of American souvenir collecting being a good large size Q66 Luftwaffe helmet having approximately 90% of all the roughened finish present in a pleasant slightly frosty blue grey colour that has not been oiled or waxed in any way. The eagle decal is good and is slightly off-set to the rivet. The head of the eagle is scratched away and there is a scratch through the swastika. All pins are present. The lining is slightly dry with a soldier's name penned to it. There is a little repair work to two fingers which have broken, however this has been well executed. The helmet at some point has had a chin strap neatly sewn in place. The two stubs remain, however the main body of the strap is missing. The Q type lot number is 'DN 108'.
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 M.44 BLOUSE. The sheer volume of production of German WWII uniforms as well as the pressing circumstances of the late war period influenced uniform production massively. An absolutely enormous array of variations can be found in German uniforms and here we have yet another stunning example of a clearly late war item. The jacket is basically the M.44 jacket produced in a very low quality wool and cellulose mix in an olive slightly brown shade. What makes this jacket fascinating are the many odd refinements to it, including the two piece back and two row of buttonholes. On close examination we believe this item is a transitional uniform made in a factory that was producing the earlier four pocket blouses and this production probably over-ran into the pattern change. One of the rear panels clearly has a line of stitching and shows it must have been used within another garment and re-cut to complete this order. The intriguing double front is most interesting as there are two rows of machine applied buttonholes. Fixed through one set of buttonholes are the standard issue buttons that have the normal circular fixings to the rear. There is a clear stamp of '44' to the base of one of the front reinforced areas and another Stuttgart maker's label which appears to initially be 1940 and then '44' date below, this again rather adds to the theory that this is a recycled garment. Although we cannot be 100% certain, we believe this was probably an assault gunners wrap jacket that has had the manufacturing process radically changed half way through. There is evidence that there were buttons once affixed at a 45% angle to the inner right hand breast, this would be consummate with an assault gunner type uniform. To the reverse of the collar and cuffs are brown Bakelite Italian buttons. To each collar are machine factory applied artillery collar insignias and to each epaulette NCO and artillery piping. There is a wool overlay of '69' and a single pip. The condition is presentable, however there are significant moth nips to some areas and the back of the arm and wear to the nap of the cloth of the exterior. The original triangular M.44 style breast eagle is again machine applied and present to the front. This is one of the most interesting garments we have seen for some time and this is a test to the Germans ability to adapt items and to recycle all materials possible. This is a highly interesting element of the history of field tunics and worthy of far more research.
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 MEDICAL ASSISTANTS SOLDBUCH & CITATIONS. The soldbuch and two citations belonging to Medical Assistant Friedrich Dahm. The soldbuch which is complete with all its pages unfortunately has its photograph removed, it was first issue in May 1940 and it stayed with Friedrich Dahm up until 1945. It has much wear use as would be expected after being kept in his pocket for five years. Every page has considerable detail. His awards page show him to be the winner of the Eastern Front Medal, the Krim Shield, the Rumanian Anti Bolshevik Medal and 4 WWI medals. A picture of Friedrich Dahm in later life passport size included at the back of the soldbuch. Citations include the scarce field typed citation A5 size, for the Krim Shield awarded July 1942, this is rather frail especially at the central fold. The second citation is the Wound Badge in black, he was a member of Medical Company D 715, which was part of the 715th Infantry Division of which two pages of research are complete with this small grouping.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MILITARY OR POLITICAL GLOCKENSPIEL. A superb condition Glockenspiel, complete with its green and white long horse hair plumes, surmounted by a political style eagle and swastika. The glockenspiel was ever present in many military and political band formations of the Third Reich, unfortunately we cannot identify the definitive organisation that this belonged to. 96cm in height, 56cm in width, this item will incur quite heavy shipping costs. Although we are not musical instrument experts it would appear to be in excellent condition with all of the keys intact. Some minor denting to the hollow nickel front frame of the instrument with no apparent damage to the plating itself, Swastika finial slightly loose, No visible makers marks. An impressive piece.
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 MOUNTAIN TROOPERS BERGMUTZE. A super early war issue example of the classic mountain troopers hat. The fine wool has an excellent even wear to all the nap of the cloth and on turning down the curtains one can see a clear shadow of the cloth. To the front is the typical triangulated trapezoid insignia. To the front are the brown coconut type buttons. The front peak has a period repair to it where it has worn through from wear. The inner lining is of grey twill and there are single zinc eyelets to either side. Somewhat interestingly the soldier has applied a strip of tin within a twill pouch-like arrangement to make the front of the cap stand up. There is some sweat staining and areas of discoloration to the inner. The original leather sweat band has been period removed by the soldier. A highly evocative item of Third Reich headdress.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MOUNTAIN TROOPS PHOTO ALBUM. A highly interesting album from what we believe to be a motorcycle detachment of a mountain troops unit. The album is the standard sized canteen album with silver block to the bottom 'War Memories' (in German). An outline plaque of a motorcyclist has been removed from the cover. The album contains 166 photographs, many good views of the M.43 and the bergmutze cap being worn and other items of headdress. There are also excellent shots throughout the album of various military vehicles used by the German Armed Forces. A good side on shot of the one ton half track Demag, an SS soldier hatless wearing the SS No.3. collar patch. 1 ton Demags lined up in a possibly Russian or Polish village. We believe also that this mountain trooper served in Crete, there is a postcard of the Commander of the Mountain Division involved in the Crete operation. Images of what we believe to be the Greek invasion. German tanks in fields. Tropical style tunics being worn. German tanks crossing hastily constructed engineer bridges. JU52 aircraft, possibly crashed, on Kretian airfields. German graves of mountain troopers on Crete. More crashed JU52's. Picturesque views of the islands off mainland Greece with views in Athens itself. Images of German motorcycle units. Good views of British Bren carriers converted to German use with the Balkan Cross added. Vehicles being unloaded from ships. One superb shot of three German soldiers sitting inside a Schwimmvagen, large format postcard size, with the Mountain Division sign of Narvik on the side. Another superb postcard size shot of a German tank with the occupants wearing winter fur hats and the black Panzer uniform. SS troops wearing camouflage uniforms. More shots of the schwimmvagen. An excellent album.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MOUNTED BOOTS. The basic configuration is the same as the jack boot, however these are slightly higher to the front with a very gradual rise. These are probably worn by an artillery unit, they show typical mounted characteristics. They have been wartime depot re-fitted and as per mounted regulations the nails omitted. To both rear of the boot the seams are good and with no splits, interestingly these have had again depot re-fitted straps to the interior, these straps constantly wore through due to the pulling action of wearing the boots and thus were repaired at depot level. Both boots have incised makers codes and markings to the interior. They are in a good size, the leather is good and supple.
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 NAMED GAS MASK TIN. A well used stored combat item in dusty condition having to the base a soldier's name and feldpost type number hand painted. The usual rank number to the neck and the soldier's initials have also been scratched into the lid. To the sprung closure there is part of the webbing still attached, however some missing. Again the soldier's name is on a typed note that has been glued to the inner lid and has been glued over another soldier's painted details. A very attractive item.
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 NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER BY PUMA. Any naval dagger by Puma is considered rare, very few exist. The blade on this example is with the sailing ship style of etched panels. The blade is virtually mint bright, it is a good tight smooth fit to the scabbard. The dagger is complete with its original portapee knot, which is wrapped in its correct form. Slight fraying to the knot where it leaves the dagger and is attached to its acorn. Totally uncracked white/cream celluloid grip with its original grip wire intact. The scabbard has one minor dent 2/3rds of the way down. Good finish all matching to the parts overall.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL TROPICAL COMPLETE UNIFORM. A superb condition and scarce two piece tropical uniform belonging to an Ober Mechaniker of the Kreigsmarine. The tropical four pocket tunic in superb condition with four patch pockets all with central pleats, false barrel cuffs, five button closing front, all of the buttons are of the removable style. The extremely rare shoulder boards constructed of tropical cloth with naval tress, two rank pips with central anchor and cogwheel device. The breast eagle is of the one piece triangular style gold on tan in Bevo weave. The tunic is half lined to the upper inner interior, it has two angled interior pockets. The tunic is profusely stamped both on the main inner body and on the lining itself. The tunic is size stamped on the white linen lining below one of the inside pockets, it is 'BAW (clothing depot Wilhelmshafen) and dated '17.7.43' to a central rectangular block. It is further marked 'BAW' with an identical date but unusually in reverse order to the interior of the tunic on the tropical cloth, with two sets of numbers which read '76' and '42' on the inside of both inner upper arms. Accompanying this tunic are the rare naval tropical shorts also in mint unissued condition, two angled pockets which are buttoned, clothing depot Wilhelmshafen stamped 'B.A.W.28.4.43' plus other size stampings. Elsewhere on this web site item 56719 is the exact matching cap for this uniform.
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 NSKK GORGET. A very fine condition half moon shaped NSKK gorget. Normally these appear on the market in worn condition, this example is superb, it has all the original black finish within the lower field with all of the NSKK emblem, lettering and numbering in raised relief contrasting beautifully against the black lower field. It is individually numbered ‘7659’. The green felt backing is missing from this example as is the uniform retaining clip. The gorget is for the Control Service and many excellent photographs can be seen of the gorget in wear in the superb new work Gorgets and Breast Shields of the Third Reich by Wilhelm Saris and Andrew Mollow, pages 267 onwards.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NSKK LAPEL PIN. A very finely detailed and bright single silvered NSKK lapel pin with its smooth fixing lapel pin to reverse. Overall width 22mm x 22mm.
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 OLD COMRADES ASSOCIATION CAP EAGLE. Marked on the reverse side with a maker's number '14' followed by 'Ges Gesch'. All three prongs remaining. The enamel is good to the Iron Cross above the swastika.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OLYMPIC MEDAL. An excellent example of the 1936 Olympic Medal, complete with all its finish and full length ribbon. BC121
GERMAN THIRD REICH P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. One of the finest examples we have had for many years being completely unissued and stored. The holster is manufactured from a fine quality black leather and all stitching remains good and in a off white/cream shade. The interior is excellent throughout with no staining. The exterior is profusely stamped with the incised P.38 designation and a 'JWA 41' stamping, JWA stood for Moritz Stecher Lederwerk. An almost impossible holster to improve upon.
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 CRUSHER CAP. A very good size old style crusher cap size 58 cm, the complete upper body of the cap is moth free, however there is considerable moth damage to the dark green centre band, which we have attempted to show on our web site images. The insignia fitted is the correct Bevo woven flat wire officers eagle and cockade. Some crazing to the soft crushable peak. The sweatband is of the dark green leather and is all complete. The interior is lined in the lightweight artificial heavily ribbed silk with its centre celluloid lozenge virtually intact with some slight cracking, one small piece missing. The Panzer pink piping is distinct against the grey green cloth with various moth nips.
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 KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER GEORG GRUNER SIGNATURE. A good Army Panzer Knights Cross Winner, Oberleutnant Georg Gruner signature, as removed from a Hitler Youth member's autograph book. Also included to the reverse side of the page is another unidentified Luftwaffe Knights Cross Winner's signature.
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 TROOPS GENERAL WALTER NEHRING SIGNATURE. A full signature in pencil of the well known Panzer troops General, famous for his work in North Africa, Walter Kirk Nehring. Signature on an April 1945 award letter for the Iron Cross to members of the 24th Panzer Corps, January 1945. The letter states that two were killed, 18 wounded and 28 people put out of action through other reasons. Accompanying the letter is a post war signed photograph of Walter Nehring, signed in felt pen, he is wearing his tropical uniform with tropical General's visor cap, as Commander of the 1st Panzer Army. He was awarded the Oak Leaves and Swords and was a well known figure in the German Armoured Forces.
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 PARATROOPER GREY GREEN KNEE PADS. A magnificent pair of the early rare knee pads in the typical flecked grey green material, these are in very good clean stored condition with a few rust spots and there are excellent RB stampings to the rear clearly showing that these were worn and used from the early to mid war period. The leather backed stud fixtures are good showing only minor patination to the posts. The original elastic straps to some extent have perished upon one of the pads and the small wire loop is now missing, however the other pad remains complete, the elastic taking on a slightly hard feel, which is absolutely typical of old elastic. Both have indelible stamps and have clearly always been a pair since the war's end. A very hard item of FJ equipment to find.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PARATROOPER SPLINTER BANDOLIER. An absolutely typical example of the classic paratrooper bandolier, this is produced from the luftwaffe specific splinter material. The item is lightly used but excellent throughout with all green faced press studs complete and intact. The press studs are marked 'Stocko' to the reverse. The heads of the studs in some areas have one or two small grazes and there is also a couple of tiny rust stains upon the bandolier.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PERIOD CROATIAN ARMY SOLDBUCH. A virtually identical form soldbuch but for the Croation forces with printing all in Serbo Croat. To the interior front page ¾ length photograph of the recipient wearing his Croatian Army uniform, he was a member of the 10th Infantry Regiment 2nd Jager Brigade, this unit spent all of its active service fighting partisans. Together with his Croat Army identification card, which is a double sided single folded card, photograph head and bust, hatless, wearing his Croat uniform. The Regiment was assigned to the German 714th Infantry Division. A highly interesting set of documents. The recipient originally started his military in the 10th Infantry Regiment, Regimental band, but it is unlikely that he remained with the band throughout the war.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PERIOD ICELANDIC NSDAP PARTY ARM BAND. A rare arm band, blue body, white cross with orange/red central swastika. We have recently had five similar arm bands, red/orange swastika but without the white cross, what we believe to be from the Icelandic Nazi Party.
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 ARM EAGLE. A good unissued light purple police style eagle with black swastika, embroidered directly onto a section of the unique police green uniform cloth.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE CAP EAGLE. The standard one piece aluminium stamped gold washed Police eagle. Minor spots of oxidisation but generally all gold present. It would be easy to advertise this piece as a Police General's cap eagle, however we feel it is for a junior rank. Page 299 of Uniforms Organisations and History of the German Police Volume II shows a white top Police summer cap with brown centre band and gold eagle. A scarce piece of insignia.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE DAY PIN. Excellent condition Police Day 1942 one-piece aluminium tinny marked on the back ‘H3’.
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 POLICE NARVIK SHIELD. We have never before had a Narvik Shield on such a distinctive backing cloth, the colour of this cloth cannot be confused with Coastal Artillery or any army field grey, it is without doubt police green. It is with its original paper backing, slight rust showing through the paper from the fixing prongs of the award to the cloth backing. We have been advised from one of the leading police collectors in the world that there were only 11 awardings of the Narvik Shield to members of the Ordnungspolizei, these figures were taken from the copy of a report by the SS Obergruppenfuhrer and General Oberst Daluege to senior police commanders in January 1943 in Berlin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE SHAKO. The shako is completely untouched with its original faux alloy cockade still present. There is a little crazing to the peak and the flat top, however the whole item is excellent with slight yellowing from years of storage. The rear of the felt has what appears to be one area of moth damage repair. The liner is supple and good and complete with no damage and the original draw cord is present. The liner ia marked size 55.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLITICAL ENTRENCHING TOOL AND COVER. A entrenching tool in a pointed style to the shovel, fitted into a rectangular Third Reich constructed brown leather carrying harness, possibly used by SA or Hitler Youth units. Good wood haft. Both belt loops leathers are good, strong and useable.
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 1st MODEL HANGING STRAP. A good example of the 1st Model RAD all leather hanging strap, which has been modified closely to the style of the 2nd pattern by having an additional backing piece of leather attached similar to the 2nd pattern dagger strap. This is a period modification. All the leather good overall. If the subsequent buyer wishes to reconvert this to a full 1st model all that has to be done is that the stitches on the reverse side holding the additional piece of leather be snipped away.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD FEMALE SECTION TRADITION BADGE. A good selection of the 42mm circumference Tradition Badge of the Deutsche Fraunenarbeitsdienst, individually award numbered ‘67492’. Complete with its original fixing pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD HEWER 1ST MODEL 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 RAD MEDAL FOR 12 YEAR SERVICE. A very good all silver oval RAD medal. Good silver finish with frosted highlights. Complete with its short section of blue service ribbon. BC37
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 RANK UNIFORM AND FLAG DISPLAY. Three very attractive beautifully coloured charts, which have been modern framed showing the ranking system, basic uniforms and flags of the Army, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine. Each sheet 11 inches of 28cm by 27½ inches of 44cm have been removed from an old period display. At the base of one page reads 'Druck Offsetdruckerei Fricke & Company, Stuttgart', whether these sheets were for civilian consumption or military use only we have no idea but they show all of the ranking beautifully coloured and superbly framed and would make a wonderful backdrop for an Armed Forces display.
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 MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good one piece cast aluminium Red Cross enlisted mans buckle. Beautiful detail to the face side. Maker marked 'OLC' within a lozenge followed by 'Ges Gesch' in raised relief to the reverse side. Complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
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 ENLISTED RANKS 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 RESTORED AFRIKA KORPS M40 FIELD CAP. A tropical M40 field cap worn by a member of the Afrika Korps, this cap has been partially restored with the rear area of the cap having various field repairs being light coloured stitching along with tropical cloth patch repairs, some of the repair stitches showing through to the standard red cloth lining. All 4 air vents/grommets are intact and showing oxidisation. The original cap eagle has been removed and replaced in a good order with an original replacement eagle. The original roundel remains with the original white soutache denoting the unit of Army Flak. In the Africa theate of war most infantry units were motorised therefore the infantry untis were all Panzer Grenadiers wearing the apple green colour, due to the area of battle there were many Flak units and exclusive to Africa, their unit colour was in fact white. The interior lining is marked size 59 with the familiar maker of Frankenstein and a clear date of 1942. Condition:
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 WHERMANNSCHAFTEN CAP Very scarce item of SA headress is the forage cap of the organisation known as the Wehrmannschaften, produced in the Olive Green as per the December 1939 regulations this cap has suffered from some minor moth damage which has been repaired, the sweatband has mainley rotted away however the original RZM ticket is in place and reads SA Whermann-Mutze, complete with its bevo woven triangular form poitical eagle in Silver on a Pink background for SA group Ostland and its rare roundel with the SA inset in place.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SA SPORTS BADGE. A good condition SA Sport badge retaining much original colour and appears to have been collector or recipient varnished to protect its finish. Fully maker marked to the reverse side with its thick flat pin. Original hook and hinge.
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 SERVICE FLAG. A large size 200 x 335 Reich Service flag. The flag which has a large outstretched winged and swastika to one corner of the flag with the large swastika on a white field to the centre. To its canvas selvage edge it is marked 'R.Dienstflg 200 x 335', followed by the maker's logo. Some minor staining to the lower central area with one or two tears. Generally the flag has good colour and is in good condition for display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SERVICE GLASSES CASE. The field grey painted tin case stencil painted to the outside ‘Dienst-Brille’, the tin was for the carrying of the service issued reading glasses.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SIMPLIFIED BACK PACK. One of the many late war assault type packs, this being of fairly small capacity manufactured in a format that can fit combat Y straps, these were introduced to replace the fairly inefficient A frame system. The bag is good and of olive linen type material with black leather fitments. One of two of the external loops have been purposely removed from the bag, however as a display piece to mount upon a bust or mannequin it still remains excellent.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SINGLE RIFLE GRENADE POUCH. Another item recently recovered from farmhouses in the Ardennes area of Belgium. This is a single pouch from the twin set, having been neatly cut away from the central strap. These were commonly adapted during wartime and made a very useful single bag, many of these have appeared in zones such as the Ardennes and Normandy over the years, this example has the leather marking to the end of the tab with the typical code and the date of '42'. The leather strap is riveted to the blue canvas. There is a little dryness to the leather but it is still supple enough to undo and do up. The original three pouches to the interior are still sewn in place. The item is in barn found condition and would make a super display item.
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 SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL. A very good quality strike of the circular Social Welfare medal, good depth to the down swept wing Reich eagle and swastika, heavy nickel construction, complete with a short length of ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SPLINTER PATTERN PADDED 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 THIRD REICH SS CAVALRY SCHOOL DINNER SIDE PLATE. A rare piece of china from the SS Cavalry School in Munich. A dinner side plate, maker marked and having the large twin SS runic symbol within a circle into the glaze. Accompanying this plate are copies of two 1943 dated letters and one 1946 dated letter. The two 43 dated letters are from a Karl Wirthmiller who was head of the canteen in the SS Cavalry School. There is an accompanying 1946 dated letter from a lawyer in Munich, in English over stamped is '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. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTITY TAG. An aluminium splittable identity disc, marked ‘SS T. Stuba Oranienburg.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS CONTRIBUTORS PIN. A very good condition undamaged 20mm x 15mm oval pin, black and silver enamel to the front which was on civil dress by persons who had contributed funds to the SS. Each pin was individually numbered, this example being '6823' below a letter 'D', horizontally across the centre of the pin 'Ges Gesch' with below on the lower half of the oval the maker 'Deschler of Munich'. Complete with its full length twisted and grooved fitting pin. For a complete description ot this award see the new work Inside the Allgemine SS by Ulric of England page 295 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS FELDGENDARMERIE CUFF TITLE. An extremely rare full length unissued SS Feldgendarmerie enlisted ranks cuff title, constructed in the Bevo-like embroidery to the more commonly encountered RZM type backing material. Seven strands of weave to each edge of the cuff title. One slight snag to the cloth on the last letter 'E' of the word Feldgendarmerie. Identical to the version shown on page 266 of the work German Military Cuff Bands 1784 To The Present Day by Gordon Williamson and Thomas McGuil.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS M.35 DOUBLE DECAL Q HELMET. An absolutely super example of one of the holy grail items for the helmet collector being a good untouched early war double decal helmet in the typical dark olive shade having the Q specific early decal, the SS runes decal being approximately 70% present with a good degree of abrasion to the centre of the runes, however the silver background quality is excellent. Viewed under USB microscope this has a wonderful coloration and one can clearly make out the Pulver pattern that characterises these decals. To the opposite side is the national colours decal, this is approximately 60% present with a good degree of abrasion to the centre of the swastika and areas of red surrounding it. The original liner pins are present and these have not been replaced, these are the very early nickel over brass type, which do not hold the paint particularly well and there is a good degree of paint loss to their heads, however a small amount remains and this is of the same shade as the helmet exactly. The liner is good and supple and complete with original draw cord, the leather is a mid brown colour and has been lightly stained by hair grease and dirt. The inner flange of the helmet displays to the rear a typical low lot number of '1142'. The lining is of the 2nd aluminium reinforced type. The original chin strap is present with aluminium buckle, this has had the tip slightly shortened. There is a good degree of light dust build to the interior of the crown. The helmet appears not to be marked to the side with a size specification, however we estimate this to be a size 64 or 66 helmet. Overall a very fine example of an extremely rare and desirable helmet.
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 POLICE DIVISION CUFF TITLE. A good all complete uncut RZM machine embroidered SS Police Division cuff title. Seven strands of weave to each side of the central title, stitched over ends.
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 SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARD SOLDBUCH. Standard Armed Forces soldbuch in generally good condition showing the photograph of the original owner with the name which we are unable to decipher, shown wearing the M.36 tunic with dark green collar and SS runic collar patch, hatless, showing service from April 1940 first in Deutschland transferring to Der Fuhrer and then to Westland, finally moving to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp as a guard in 1941.
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 SS WREATH RIBBON. A beautiful 10 foot long black watered silk wreath ribbon with both lower ends silver fringed. Silver blocked to one side is the SS runic symbols with the opposite side reading 'Der Chef Des Hauptamtes SS Gericht'. This is a wreath ribbon given on the funeral of possibly an SS or Party member from the head of the SS Historical Office.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS/VT ZELTBAHN. A generally good condition zeltbahn in the classic grey material used by SS/VT units in their equipment prior to WWII, complete with all of its buttons and its original ropes. Some minor paint stains but without tears. Devoid of any markings.
GERMAN THIRD REICH STUKA KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER’S PROMOTION DOCUMENT. A very rare double A size folded promotion document in large gothic lettering, folded twice and some age staining and foxing, awarded to Oberfahnrich Otto Schmidt, promoting him from an Oberfahnrich to the rank of Leutnant on the 1st January 1938. On the second page is a facsimile signature of Hermann Goering, Hauptmann Otto Schmidt received the Knights Cross on the 3rd September 1942 after 520 combat flights, of this total 555 were in a JU87, he destroyed 61 tanks, cargo ships at Dunkirk and in the Channel and a Russia U boat in the black sea. He fought in Poland, France, the Battle of Britain, Serbia and Greece and the invasion of Russia. On August 25th 1943 he was shot down behind Russian lines and managed to escape. In 1944 he was transferred to a staff position becoming the General Staff Officer at the Luftwaffe War Academy in Berlin. Schmidt was released from a British prisoner of war camp in 1947.
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 TIME CAPSULE JACK BOOTS AND CAP. Not one of the easier items in our inventory to describe, however this pair of boots were purchased by ourselves while researching our publication Einheitsfeldmutze. The boots appeared underneath a table at a small German militaria fair. The boots themselves are fairly unremarkable but are excellent stored examples of well used German Army short jack boots with dust and dirt build. What makes the boots remarkable is on initial examination we found in one boot the soldier's original field cap, the cap had clearly been stuffed inside the boot perhaps on return from a POW camp. The cap has remained with the boot inside it until discovered. The item is far from mint and can only really be described as a fascinating relic. The construction of the cap is very clearly visible through the holing and damage. The boots containing the hat were profusely illustrated in the book upon a double page spread on page 116 and 117 of the book. The whole set would make a remarkable centrepiece display and are extremely evocative.
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 TWO PIECE WHITE SHEEPSKIN FLYING SUIT. A highly interesting and evocative flying suit, these white sheepskin exterior and sheepskin lined interior non heated suits were all produced in Sofia, Bulgaria for German forces, this particular suit has been worn in combat and has the blood stains to show it. The basic condition of both the jacket and the trousers are extremely good, both items having good white colour, very little service wear evident, the aviator who was injured in this suit was probably on one of his first missions. The central zip complete with its original puller, marked ‘Rapid’, the two lower sleeve zips both again with their leather pullers, marked ‘Zipp’. All of the male/female closing studs for the lower cuffs and pockets are complete and working correctly. The interior windproof cuffs are complete. The jacket has its non closing map pocket and the two white sheepskin attachment straps for the oxygen mask. In the lower canvas waist belt the inner hidden belt is present. The Sofia maker’s label machine stitched to the interior waist band. The trousers are in equally good condition, some very minor moth nips to the upper thigh section. Central crotch zip with unidentified German maker. Two thigh zips both marked ‘Zipp DRP’. Two lower leg zips and one lower thigh zip with an unidentified German maker. All of the pockets to the trousers are in white canvas. The male/female stud closing system is all complete to the trousers. Hidden waist belt complete with again a silk machine woven ‘Sofia’ label to the interior of the waistband. Overall the tunic has some age storage spotting, it would appear that the aviator was wounded in two places, to the upper left rear panel of the jacket there is a piercing to the jacket with an associated blood stain around it. The lower right leg has been shredded with associated blood stains and various other splashes of blood on the tunic from the waistband to the base of the right hand leg. In the realms of the Luftwaffe flight suits the white sheepskin suit as complete as this is considered rare and with blood staining making it of higher interest. SC11
GERMAN THIRD REICH U BOAT DECK SUIT. he Kreigsmarine submariners deck suit came in two style, one with a collarless jacket another with a full collar, this is the full collar jacket, double breasted style in grey leather. Four button double fronted jacket with a very upper button and button hole for neck closure, but normally worn in the open neck style. The leather is good having an excellent grey colour, no nicks, tears or damage. Some thinness of colour to the sleeve and the very edges of the jacket which could be reinstated if desired very easily with a leather colouring. A fully dark grey heavy blanket lining, all the original buttons are present, complete with its matching straight leg grey leather trousers which still have of its original size label remaining. Again the trousers undamaged. The leather could do with some light restoration in colour. Fitted with a pair of original period braces, whether these are official braces or not is not known to us. Two French supplied buttons to the waist band, the other four buttons are the original metal style painted buttons. Grey lightweight cotton lining. Excellent images of the differences of styles of the U-Boat leather deck suits are shown on pages 26,27,28 and 29 of the excellent work Torpedo Los, by Gordon Williamson with good clear images of the particular suit offered here being worn both with and without insignia.
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 WAR SERVICE MEDAL WITH ORIGINAL PACKET. A good example of the 1939 War Service Medal. All bronze finish remaining, complete with its original section of ribbon and with its fully ‘Kriegs-Verdienstmedille 1939’ with ‘Gablonz’ maker to the reverse of the packet. BC76
GERMAN THIRD REICH WATER BOTTLE SET. A magnificent combat set being of late war construction with painted tin cup and wool mix body cover. The overall condition is very lightly used and stored but very much above average. The black leather strapping is superb and supple throughout. The aluminium bottle remains good with original leather cap holder still intact. The cup has only very minor wear to the paint exposing small areas of red underlying oxide paint. There is a very nice spidering effect to the paint through age. There are the typical markings and '44' with very light areas of surface rust just where the folding handles have met the body of the cup.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WATER BOTTLE SET. An excellent mid to late war set with the typical pressed tin painted cup with a good clear '44' date to the metalwork. The harness is of brown leather and the keepers are riveted to the grey felt pressed body of the bottle cover. The original hook is in place to the rear. The item is dusty from storage but 100% original and intact.
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 WERKSCHUTZ ARM INSIGNIA. The Werkschutz officers arm insignia is always of the highest quality, beautifully embroidered on dark grey backing cloth, this example mildly distorted.
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 WOLCHOW STICK. A scarce Luftwaffe Field Division beautifully carved Wolchow stick. One metre long with the head beautifully carved in the shape of an eagle, some damage to the right hand side. To the top of the stick runic symbols with a Luft Land Division diving eagle with '16' within a block below. The insignia of a flying star and Panzerfaust followed by beautiful floriate patterns all inlaid with red and green to both sides to illuminate the decorative patterns. At the base of one side there are various dates in 1945 illustrating probably destructions of tanks and the possible award of an Iron Cross. On the reverse side of the base there is a facsimile of the German Glider Badge indicating the owner originally may have been a glider pilot. At the top of the reverse side is the wording 'WILMSDF.10.2.45', this may indicate the district of Wilmsdorf, which is an inner district of Berlin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A very good solid constructed Wound Badge in silver. Maker numbered '92' impressed to the reverse side. All of the original finish remaining with the burnished raised swastika and lightly burnished sword hilts. Thick vertical pin construction.
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 THIRD RIECH MOUTAIN TROOPS DOCUMENTS. Three award certificates and accompanying documents awarded to Feldwebel Georg Sturm, part of the 7th Company of the 99th Mountain Rifle Regiment, part of the 1st Mountain Division. Citations have been punch holed with some age foxing and rusted clip marks to edge. Iron Cross 2nd Class awarded 14th July 1940, signed by General Leutnant Kubler, Commander of the 1st Mountain Division, awarded the Knights Cross and was hanged in February 1947 in Yugoslavia. Infantry Assault Badge in silver awarded 12th August 1941, this is a very simple printed field citation, which is signed by Oberst Kress who was awarded the Knights Cross on the 20th December 1941. Wound Badge in Black and accompanying enlistment certificate, plus a copy dated 1952 of Sturm's military service. Accompanying the certificates are a single double sided page of research on the 99th Mountain Rifle Regiment. All the research that accompanies these citations was completed by an ex British Army Officer, a customer of Regimentals, who is probably the foremost researcher on the German Army in WWII. This item came from his collection. Condition:
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 CAVALRY UNTERSCHAFUHRER SHOULDER STRAPS. A much used pair of Waffen SS cavalry Unterschafuhrer shoulder boards. Minor moth to the black centre of the board, the tabs still slightly distorted at the base where they have been squeezed together by the uniform retaining loop. Subdued field grey lace, yellow woollen waffenfarbe.
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 MOUNTAIN TROOPS SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of stitch-in shoulder boards which appear to be unused but have suffered from storage. Subdued grey weave to the exterior. The central colour of mountain green in artificial silk piping indicating mountain troopers with black wool underlay base. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS NCO'S ARM EAGLE. A very rare arm eagle being the SS style eagle worn on the arm of an NCO's tunic. All of the Bevo weave in flat bright silver wire. The eagle has been removed from a tunic, threads remaining as can be seen in our web images. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS PANZER ENLISTED MANS SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of pink silk piped plain enlisted mans shoulder boards for the Waffen SS. The exterior black cloth and slip-on tabs are excellent, much moth damage to the field grey underlay cloth.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS SIGNALS SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A slip-on shoulder board for a Waffen SS NCO. Piped in a slightly toned down lemon yellow for signals unit, complete with NCO surrounding the board, slip-on tab, field grey backing to the main body. Interestingly the field grey body is sewn together with three sections of scrap cloth.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A single wool infantry piped shoulder board for a Waffen SS NCO. Silver lace to the edge of the board, no moth damage, late war construction with felt field grey construction on the reverse side.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS TROPICAL BEVO ARM EAGLE. A used slightly tanned colour tropical arm eagle, normally found on the SS tropical uniform and sometimes on the SS camouflage uniform. Stitch marks remain where it has been removed from a tunic. At some time in its life it has been glued to a collectors display board.
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 WAFFEN SS WESTLAND OFFICERS CUFF TITLE. An RZM weave 7 strand officers full length cuff title for Division Westland. Unused condition still with its original RZM paper tag attached to one end.
GERMAN WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS CASED, MINT. A most beautiful number ‘4’ stamped War Service Cross 1st class without swords, mint condition in its original fitted case. All frosting beautiful to the edges of the cross with frosted central swastika, matt centre to the cross. On the reverse side the wide tapering pin is intact, stamped ‘4’ which is the Company of Steinhauer & Luck of Ludenscheid. All fitted into its original case, which is mint, the upper inner silver silk to the lid is perfect with an undamaged silver blocked outline of the award to the exterior lid of the case.
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 WELL WORN SMOKE TROOPS SHOULDER BOARDS. 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 WOMEN’S ARMY HELPERS SOLDBUCH. Known as the Einsatzbuch fur Stabshelferinnben Des Heeres, this excellent condition pass complete with the photograph of the female pass holder inside the front cover in uniform with her army breast eagle clearly in view, together with a US Army discharge document dated ‘June 45’ to confirm that she was not an SS member and can return home. A rare item being the female equivalent of the army mans soldbuch.
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 SS OFFICERS SWORD. A superb condition SS Officers sword, blade is absolutley mint condition maker marked Krebs, complete with its original leather washer, a beautifull smooth tight fit to the scabbard.the plating to all of the plated fittings is all complete and near mint bright even with the dark chemical patination in the lower field of some of the fittings still present, some minor thiness to plating on the top knurled screw in fitting, some loss of color to the wood grip which is completeley undamaged, all grip wire is intact. The underside of the hilt and the top scabbard throat are SS marked, paint finish to the scabbard is suberb with some minor chips and age lines flooding through the paint from the steel of the scabbard
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 ENLISTED RANKS JACK BOOTS. A rare pair of Imperial German jack boots, complete with their unique side seam. Leather good overall still with the heel steel cleats and toe cleats. The soles have never been fitted with studs and one sole has worn through.
GERMAN WWI EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION LUGER PO8 HOLSTER. One of the best WWI PO8 Luger holsters we have had, in original brown colour, beautiful form to the holster, all leather firm, white stitching excellent. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1916’ to the interior of the flap. Steel buckle without any rust. One slight crease to the pocket that would hold the spare magazine. Oval belt loops to the reverse side firmly fixed to the holster body.
GERMAN WWI FLYING UNIT TENT POLE BAG. A standard field grey canvas tent pole bag with various staining but complete with its twin buttons and its undamaged leather strapping, containing the three zeltbahn wooden poles. Beautifully marked to a Breslau maker to the inside of the flap and to the exterior a hand applied printed label very worn with the name ‘Flieger Fratle Feld-Flieger-Abteilung 29’. A rare standard piece of equipment but rarely issued to a Flieger unit.
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 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 AEROPLANE TAIL FIN SWASTIKA. An aluminium swastika, cut from the vertical stabilizing tail fin of an aircraft we have at present been unable to identify. A black painted swastika with a narrow white outer border with the exception of one area to the top right hand arm of the swastika and other minor points. All of the black and white original paint is good and clear. Some light peeling to other areas and age crazing evident especially to the white border. It is interesting that the veteran who secured this item in the United States took the time to not only cut the panel from the tail fin but to cut the swastika out neatly from the aluminium tail sheet. The size of the swastika is 31cm x 31cm and has been beautifully framed by a collector with the image of a Messerschmidt 109 in the base of the carded mount with two Balkan Crosses either side of the central photograph with a metal label below photo etched with the wording ‘CUT FROM THE TAIL FIN OF A WWII GERMAN AIRCRAFT’. The overall size of the frame, which is glazed, 82cm x 63cm and although we believe that the glazing to the frame is of a very hard plastic and not glass great care would have to be taken with posting and packaging and this will be reflected in the postage costs. an historic item.
GERMAN WWII DLV ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE DLV enlisted mans belt buckle unusually constructed in Aluminium, excellent condition overall no distortion to form and complete with its matching Aluminium double pronged belt fixing system
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 LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. A good Luftwaffe blue grey ribbed material constructed officers overseas cap, some slight moth damage in the national roundel area and across the top fold of the cap, otherwise the body is good. Complete with its silver waffenfarbe around the side scallop. Fitted with a set of enlisted ranks machine embroidered insignia, both the eagle and the national roundel. The interior is clearly white ink stamped ‘57’ again the Luftwaffe blue grey artificial silk lining with some evidence of wear use to the forehead area. Priced accordingly to the moth damage.
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 18 YEAR ARMED FORCES LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the 18 year Long Service cross, all finish remaining, complete with its ribbon and its original attached price label.
GERMAN WWII 1930’S GERMAN TRAVEL ADVERTISING POSTER. A beautiful example of 1930’s art deco poster art being a 29 x 39 cm framed poster advertising a timetable for overseas travel. All forms of travel available to the public at the time including the JU52 airliner, ocean liners and futuristic trains and buses are all featured in this one poster. It has been folded once and framed in possibly a 1950’s or 60’s period frame. For those interested in art deco artwork this is a beautiful example.
GERMAN WWII 1937 GERMAN EAGLE ORDER MEDAL. A very fine example of the 1st model 1937 Deutsche Verdienst Medaille Medal. Rim marked ‘835 PR.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 2ND AWARD BAR FOR THE IRON CROSS. The smaller ribbon mounted 1939 award bar for the First World War Iron Cross 2nd Class. Absolutely mint condition, 30mm wingspan, frosted highlights to the swastika, wreath surrounding the swastika, ‘1939’ date and the surrounding edges of the date. Four pins to the reverse side. Lightly marked ‘L4’ in raised relief in the area behind the swastika. A fine example.
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 2ND AWARD BAR. UNCASED. A most beautiful and absolutely mint condition 1939 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross of WW1. Standard 44mm wingspan, frosted swastika, 1939 date and edge of the date bar. On the reverse side standard vertical needle pin, which on the reverse side behind the swastika is marked ‘L11’.
GERMAN WWII 1940 DATED LEATHER TAB ARMY BELT BUCKLE. A very good condition ideal for mannequin display army enlisted ranks belt buckle with good detail to the breast. Faint traces of the original paint finish remaining but with its very clear dated and maker marked ‘1940’ leather tab.
GERMAN WWII 1943 ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE MEDAL. The medal is known as the Deutsche Verdienst Medaille in bronze without swords. Maker numbered 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 DATED FIELD DRESSING. An unused German field dressing, clearly Vienna maker marked, dated ‘1944’ with printed instructions to the exterior, still with its original cotton wrap.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MAY 1936 DAY BADGE. A good 30mm circumference solid aluminium day badge for the 1st May 1936, with full maker’s name in raised relief to the reverse side with pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MAY 1938 DAY BADGE. A good condition aluminium 30mm circumference day badge. Pin back suspension complete with full maker’s name in raised relief to the reverse side.
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 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 FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. The lower classes of the National Faithful Service medal are easily obtainable, the 50 year is rare. This example has superb black enamel to the face side of the award. Excellent gilt to the surrounding wreath and the letters number ‘50’. Good silvered remaining finish with its original blue watered silk ribbon and breat fixing pin attached to the ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the very 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 5MM REICHSLUFTSCHUTZBUND MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Beautiful blue enamel, this is the 1st model insignia, silver frosting to the 8 pointed star. Complete with its civilian twisted and grooved lapel fixing. Condition:
GERMAN WWII 6 X 30 DIENSTGLAS. A pair of the small 6 x 30 standard issue service binoculars issued in the German Army in WWII. Lenses are slightly cloudy, marked 'Dienstglas' with its issue number. Some oxidisation to the central body. Part of the covering for the frame is missing and rubbing on the aluminium edges of the lenses, still complete with their original strap.
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 A FRAME AND A FRAME BAG SET. A very nice all canvas web A frame with the metallic parts still retaining virtually all of their grey painted finish. Leather strapping all complete and fitted to the A frame is the small canvas utility bag for the tent poles. All stitching to the A frame is clear and white. All zinc buttons to the bag complete.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER BEVO WOVEN ENLISTED MANS CUFF TITLE. An absolutely complete full length uncut superb condition Bevo woven Adolf Hitler cuff title, the premier division within the Waffen SS. Two slight nicks to the Bevo weave, one to the upper left hand side of the ‘A’ and a loose thread to the lower left side.
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 OFFICERS CUFF TITLE. A superb and very rare RZM produced heavy bullion wire Adolf Hitler cuff title. Seven strand silver edging to the upper and lower sections of the RZM weave band with the ‘Adolf Hitler’ in sutterlin script in beautiful quality. One slight nick to the edge of the cuff title as can be seen in our web images, the title would also appear to be full length, uncut.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS BATTLE WORN BREAD BAG. An unusual item to find being the actual service worn and theatre used bread bag. All of the fittings in slightly bleached webbing. Evidence of service use overall. Owner’s initials ‘WK’ hand applied to the inner part of the bag. All of the zeltbahn buttons complete. Slight rusting to the D rings on the bag itself. Small service stitch repairs to the belt suspension loops. A nice addition for a mannequin of a worn Afrika Korps uniform set. Faint traces of a maker’s stamping to the rear of the central steadying loop.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE. The beautifully Bevo woven cuff title for service in Africa in block capitals, all in Bevo silver weave on green and tan base. Mint unissued condition.
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 PANZER M.40 VISORED FIELD CAP. A very rare example of the 1st pattern visored field cap issued to enlisted men for North Africa. The cap has been slightly bleached and unusually the top crown panel, which is always in two parts is from a slightly different roll of the tropical cloth than the remainder of the cap and there is a colour difference. The cap is fitted with its original blue on tan Bevo woven eagle and cockade, pink inverted V soutache at the front indicating the owner was part of the Panzer troops in North Africa. To the interior the lining is all good with faint traces of an original maker’s mark, which cannot be discerned and the over stamps of a Czechoslovakian film company, indicating that this particular item was taken into the inventory of a Czech film company and used for cinematography after WWII. The cap has obviously seen service in North Africa because of the bleaching and slight misshaping of the fibre board peak and wear use shown around the forehead area of the cap. One of the main indications of a good Africa cap is the stiffness and form it retains when the cap is upturned on a flat surface and this particular example has exactly that stiffness. Condition:
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHOULDER BOARDS. An ultra rare pair of slip on shoulder boards for an Afrika NCO in a transport unit. The light blue piping is constructed in silk. The NCO's tress is in the standard tropical golden colour. Some snags to one area of the tress. On the reverse side they are lined in the woolen tropical material with the canvas slip on tabs.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS Y STRAPS. A highly unusual set of Afrika Korps Y straps with the main shoulder strap 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 the 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 of the British ‘ME & Co 1939’ date and broad arrow mark to one of the straps. A highly interesting element of German tropical equipment.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS ‘E41’ STAMPED SHORTS. A mint unissued set of Afrika Korps army shorts in the soft smooth material, complete with their hidden three pronged webbing belt. Beautifully marked to the inside with all clear stampings. A full maker’s name plus the depot issue ‘E41’ (Erfurt).
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE AND WAFFEN SS SD SLEEVE DIAMOND. An enlisted ranks SD lozenge shaped arm diamond complete with its original RZM ticket on the reverse side. Mint unissued condition, worn both on the black Allgemeine and grey SD uniforms.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED RANKS VISOR CAP. A most superb near perfect example of the Allgemeine SS enlisted ranks/NCO’s visor cap, constructed in the very commonly encountered ribbed material in black, white piping to crown and to the upper and lower sections of the ribbed black centre band. Standard SS model strap complete with central buckle and two rectangular adjuster slides. Standard black peak with russet brown interior, which is rubber ink stamped ‘SS’ with the ‘RZM’ surrounding the central SS logo. Ersatz type of sweatband, which is all complete and undamaged, although crinkled in places. The interior crown waterproof lining, again in russet brown has one slight tear. The central celluloid lozenge is all complete with the large gold runic symbol below with the gold impressed size stamp ‘56½’. The cap is fitted with its exact matching original silvered SS eagle and skull, there is slight toning to the top of the skull. The cap is totally free of moth and is a fine shape between a tellerform and saddle shaped cap. On turning the ersatz sweatband down the original black and white canvas RZM SS issue label is revealed.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS FOOT REGIMENT COLLAR PATCH. A mint unissued condition Foot Regiment 35 officers collar patch for the Allgemeine SS. Beautifully silver bullion embroidered ‘35’, standard silver corded edging with RZM ticket applied to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS MESS TIN WITH MARKED STRAP. A good condition aluminium mess tin all with its original black paint finish with some light scuffing with its RZM SS marked strap. Faint traces of an original owner’s name hand inscribed to the base of the tin, complete with its steel handle.
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 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 AMMO CAN CARRYING H STRAP. An extremely rare piece of German field equipment being the webbing constructed harness strung around the neck of the wearer with two clips to each side for the carrying of spare ammunition cans. Excellent condition webbing. Slight surface rusting to the sprung loaded clips, each of which are intact and working correctly.
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 ARMED FORCES INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE. Single stamped version, only faint traces of the silvering remaining within the lower field of the eagle complete with its vertical pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Excellent example, complete with its wide outspread winged eagle and swastika. Blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BAKELITE TENT PEGS. Three Bakelite tent pegs each with their original rope fitted, two dated ‘41’ one dated ‘42’. Virtually mint condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BANDAGE AND RIFLE CLEANING KIT. A small group of an Armed Forces K98 cleaning kit, the kit is complete with cleaning brush, pull through and oil bottle, waffen amt stamped with a ‘1943’ stamp to the bandage cover plus an SS stamping which maybe spurious.
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 BY C.E.JUNCKER. The Close Combat Bar in bronze manufactured by C.E.Juncker is extremely difficult to obtain compared to other manufacturers, this example has slight wear to the tips of the eagle’s wings and the head of the grenade and the bayonet, otherwise generally good. Slight rusting to the central plate, complete with its totally original wide tapering pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN SILVER. A scarce variation of the Armed Forces Close Combat Bar in silver produced by Aus A.G.M.u.K. Kablonz’ which is the designation for Arbeits Gemeinschaft Metall und Kunststoff. The classic feature of any badges made by this Company is the hinge brackets are moulded into the body of the award. Complete with its central steel plate and its wide tapering flat pin. A scarce maker for this award.
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 COMBAT GAS MASK. A generally good condition ribbed canister with some paint loss. Complete with its main strapping arrangement. The lower short strap appears to be post war, to the compartment in the inner lid are the spare lenses. The rubber mask and its head strapping arrangement in superb condition. The filter with the rubber ink eagle and swastika stamp is maker coded ‘FCO’. The sprung loaded closure catch is three letter coded with a partly obscured date of ‘43’.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES FLARE POUCH STRAP The long shoulder strap in mint condition for attaching to the D rings on the ends of the flare carrying pouch. Maker coded ‘GXY’ date ‘1944’ stamped to the leather. The strap is absolutely mint. A rare accessory. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GAITERS DATED ‘44’. A good set of the field grey canvas breeches with light brown leather fittings. One bit of corrosion to one of the leather straps securing a buckle otherwise excellent. Clear markings and clear date ‘44’ Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very good solid construction non maker marked General Assault badge in silver. Excellent definition to the crossed bayonet and grenade and surrounding wreath. Slightly concave construction, complete with its original vertical needle pin, hook and catch system.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES KRIM SHIELD. A mint condition Krim Shield on its original field grey cloth backing. On the reverse side it would appear that a collector has added a section of field grey cloth to cover the paper backing and pin construction.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE SET. A super set that would have been issued to army and SS troops having the late war cover made from mixed fibre with herringbone edging tape and unmarked press studs. The bottle is of red sprayed steel and is in super condition with original cap. Complimenting the set is an original late war pressed tin type mug finished in olive green sprayed paint, this is excellent throughout with some characteristic spidering to the paint surface. The item is maker marked '1943' to the reverse. The carrying harness is good and is of black pressed leather with much of the surface finish excellent. The original carrying clip is also present with makers markings.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES LEATHER MP40 POUCH. One of the rarest pieces of German weapon accessory is the leather MP40 pouch, generally in good condition, white stitching visible, all the original closure tabs for each section present, some slight distortion in places to the leather, which has generally solidified. Both belt loops to the reverse side and the Y strap fitting D ring and strap all present. Leather pouches are seen being worn in many instances mainly by SS and police units.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES MAP CASE. A beautiful condition all brown pebbled leather map case, complete with all its belt loops, strapping, internal sections and pouches. Faint traces of an owner’s name hand applied to the interior flap. Maker marked and dated ‘1939’ to the interior of the flap.
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 TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A very good condition Rudolf Karnath RK marked Panzer Assault Badge in bronze. The face side retains much of its original finish, rubbed to the highlighted sections but good colour in the lower regions of the tank itself and the lower wings of the Armed Forces eagle. Marked ‘RK’ on reverse side, thin needle pin with original hook.
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 ARMENIEN ARM SHIELD. A beautifully Bevo Wuppertal woven multi coloured arm shield for the Armenien Legion.
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 AFRIKA KORPS NECK TIE. A scarce uniform item being the olive drab neck tie worn with the open collar style Afrika Korps tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY AFRIKA KORPS TROPICAL BELT BUCKLE. A superb condition unworn 1942 period army tropical belt buckle with web tab by the maker Hermann Aurich. The buckle itself is a one-piece stamped steel buckle with all of its original tropical paint, four slight rust marks as can be seen from our web images. Attached to the twin pronged securing pins is the very early green webbing tab indicating a Afika used example. The buckle is non maker marked but identified as Hermann Aurich, a date of 42 is stamped the the wing of the eagle seen at the rear.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ALUMINIUM BUCKLE WITH 1937 DATED LEATHER TAB. A service used one-piece aluminium belt buckle. Some wear to the chest of the eagle, complete with its leather tab, which has been slightly trimmed but with clear date of 1937.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ALUMINIUM TWO PIECE BELT BUCKLE. A very good, virtually unworn condition two piece construction aluminium enlisted mans belt buckle. The face circlet fitted to the main body by four folded tabs, retaining all of its original bright finish, complete with a steel double pronged belt fixing system. The buckles of this quality are normally associated with parade use, the strike of the down swept winged eagle and swastika is more pronounced than normally encountered.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY ENLISTED MAN’S OVERSEAS CAP. A good service worn army overseas cap to an artillery man, this has been well service used and has post war been in a Belgium theatrical costumiers. Large size. All nap of cloth thin to the main body with the hidden areas under the side curtains having all the original nap remaining. Complete with its totally original grey on green Bevo woven eagle and national cockade. Red inverted V waffenfarbe above the cockade. Some minor moth damage around the rear edge. Complete with its original lining, film costumier’s inventory stamp and film costumier’s Brussels address stamped to the interior standard cotton lining, which has seen considerable wear use. An excellent example of a well service used large size cap, although non size marked possibly size 60.
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.42 NCO’S TUNIC. An extremely good condition M.42 combat tunic worn by an unteroffizier in an artillery unit. The nap is good to the tunic overall, slight thinness around the pocket flap edges, the interior collar and lower cuffs otherwise good. No moth anywhere on the garment. Beautiful matching insignia comprising a set of slip-on mid war unteroffiziers red silk piped shoulder boards, fully edgedwith slightly subdued silk tress, which matches exactly the silver tress to the collar. Bevo woven red centred artillery collar patches applied directly to the collar. The rear of the collar is fully lined with the herringbone material . To the upper right breast as the tunic is worn is the standard grey on green Bevo woven enlisted ranks breast eagle. The tunic is beautifully lined in a grey rayon material. Fully size stamped with the code ‘ST44’ which is the issue depot coding of Stettin. Bandage pocket complete. Attached to the inner belt loops are the belt hook which are placed through the belt hook holes. Slight staining to the interior lining material to the lower rear collar area. Close to the second buttonhole there are traces of light green cotton which was used by the soldier to attach his section of Iron Cross or War Service Cross ribbon which has probably been removed as a memento of his service. A slight shade can be seen on the exterior of the tunic to the second buttonhole where the ribbon lay. In the same matching cotton as the application of the Iron Cross or War Service Cross ribbon are two loops to the exterior of the pocket which the soldier had obviously constructed himself with the addition of one award. A very good M.42/43 combat tunic showing reasonable service wear and highly collectible. A good medium size.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY MODEL 42/43 COMBAT TUNIC. A good medium size well battle and/or service worn tunic to a feldwebel in an artillery unit. The tunic does not have any moth damage but the nap of the cloth is worn over the complete area of the tunic except in the hidden areas below the pocket flaps and below the collar. The insignia fitted in a set of slip-on feldwebel’s plain grey green centred shoulder boards, red silk piped for artillery with a single row of subdued tress surrounding each board. To the plain green collar is a set of slightly shredded universal mouse grey collar patches, which have been padded underneath each collar patch before they were affixed to the tunic, some of the underlay padding showing through, which can be seen on our web images. To the collar is a strip of rather brighter NCO’s silver tress. To the upper left breast as the tunic is worn is a matching worn Bevo woven grey on green breast eagle. To the left hand upper sleeve as the tunic is worn is a wool machine embroidered mountain troopers patch and to the lower right hand sleeve is an army driver’s badge on its field grey backing. One tear to the inner lower right hand sleeve. Loops to the upper right hand breast for three awards. Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the second buttonhole. The interior of the tunic shows signs of heavy usage, however all the interior grey cotton ribbed lining is all in place with areas of abrasions. Faint traces of the size stampings to the inner left hand side, the bandage pocket and its buttons still intact. All of the lighter grey stitching on the tunic has lightened with age and stands out distinctly against the grey green cloth of the tunic. Both cuff adjustment buttons intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. An excellent condition upper medium size possibly 57 artillery officers overseas cap. Standard grey green construction, good nap to the cloth, the waffenfarbe around the crown and front scallop of the cap, fitted with the officers Bevo silver wire national eagle, wire woven officers cockade with red artillery waffenfarbe. Grey silk interior does show some service use with a half leather sweatband in the front forehead area only.
GERMAN WWII ARMY BALACLAVA KNOWN AS THE TOQUE. Very minor moth damage to this rare original winter protective item of clothing, all in grey wool.
GERMAN WWII ARMY BEVO PANZER MANS BREAST EAGLE. Cut from roll, an excellent condition white on black beautifully machine woven breast eagle for the black Panzer wrap-over tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY BLACK PANZER M.43 CAP. A seriously battle worn army black Panzer M.43 enlisted ranks field cap, possibly size 55. Good nap to the wool, some moth damage, one large moth hole just to the left of the triangular form Bevo woven one-piece eagle and cockade, other moth nip to the crown and side curtains. Hopefully our web images will have picked these up to enable good viewing. Original black silk lining with some shredding to the interior.
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 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 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 DOUBLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. An ‘SE62’ size M35 double decal shell having the very early apple green finish. The helmet shell retains virtually all of the original apple green finish with some small areas around the rear rivet lost. Both decals are absolutely clear with abrasions as can be seen from our web images. The standard loss of paint to the liner retaining rivet heads. The helmet has been hit by what must be shrapnel just to the right of the armed forces decal and on the lower edge. The interior liner is all complete in now a dark toned brown, with its original drawstring, all the leather supple and still retaining the majority of its chinstrap, although it is broken in half. The original owner’s name is hand applied in indelible ink to the liner.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good condition ET62 army double decal combat helmet. At least 75% of the original apple green paint finish remaining to the exterior shell with some abrasions to the armed forces eagle as can be seen on our web images. The national tri-colour also with minor abrasions. As is usual with this model of helmet most of the paint has gone from the three liner retaining rivet heads. Standard aluminium liner with square edge buckles. A short piece of the leather chinstrap still remaining. The interior leather liner has been treated with a leather additive, all tongues complete and the original drawstring present.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL M.35 COMBAT HELMET. An excellent ET66 sized M.35 double decal combat helmet. The decals as can be seen are good and clear, some loss to the tricolour but the definition is good. Minor scratches to the national eagle. The helmet is painted in its original apple green but appears to have been semi camouflaged by another coat of apple green with a rough cast finish within the paint that gives the helmet a rather matt camouflaged finish. As is normal with the early M.35’s the paint has removed from the three aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. To the interior the liner is in good condition, some creasing and wear to the skin of the leather on the lower edges, with its original drawstring. Aluminium liner band and original strap. The liner is dated ‘1938’ also stamped size ‘57’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENGINEER MAJOR’S COMBAT TUNIC. A good medium size four pocket M.36 style combat tunic worn by an Engineer Major. Good field grey cloth of a semi lightweight material with more of the grey than the grey green hue. Six button front, two upper patch pockets with pleats, two lower pockets, non patch, with angled flaps, deep turned back cuffs. Various features of this tunic lend itself to the theory that it is Austrian constructed. Standard officers bottle green dark collar with their totally original slightly oxidised silver bullion collar patches fitted with black engineers waffenfarbe to the centre. Stitch-in wartime grey bullion exterior to the shoulder boards with black wool underlay. To the upper left breast as the tunic is viewed a wire woven officers breast eagle with various moth nips to the grey green material edging. Two tiny moth stitched repairs to the upper right hand sleeve. The tunic is then otherwise moth and stain free. A grey artificial silk lining, one interior pocket and is fitted with a five section medal ribbon bar, which includes the Iron Cross 1st class, the East Front Medal, two Armed Forces Long Service medals and the Rumanian Anti Communist award.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED MANS ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. A good service worn one-piece aluminium enlisted ranks belt buckle marked ‘R.S & S’ on the reverse side. Some wear to the detail of the eagle’s breast, complete with its original leather tab, which is maker marked and clearly dated 1936.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. A service worn one piece aluminium standard enlisted mans belt buckle with pebbled finish, originally painted overall in olive green, the majority of the finish from the exterior has disappeared with some wear also to the breast of the eagle. The paint finish on the reverse side is generally intact. An original leather tab is affixed, the tab is in excellent condition, maker marked and dated ‘1936’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED MAN’S COMBAT BREECHES. A good set of combat quality breeches, which have seen service wear, the nap of the cloth around the entry areas to the pockets is very thin, two minor moth holes to the seat area with wear to the nap on the seat itself. All original cotton lining complete, button good, maker marked and clearly dated ‘1941’ to the inner cotton lining. Excellent for an artillery or cavalry mannequin.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED RANKS BEVO BREAST EAGLE. A good unused example of the grey on green Bevo woven breast eagle for use on the M.42 to M.43 combat tunic. Mint uncut.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED RANKS BREAST EAGLE WITH STITCHES REMAINING. A fully service used Bevo woven light grey on green breast eagle, which has been removed from a tunic with all stitches remaining.
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 GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A very early, possibly just after the Reichswehr period, Army General’s breast eagle, the backing colour being in the lighter shade of apple green, complete with its gold bullion wire eagle. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S CAP EAGLE. A beautifully constructed gold celion eagle for the General’s visor cap on dark green uniform cloth. Two minor stains close to the head of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S CRUSHER CAP. A well service used and slightly moth damaged Army General’s crusher cap. This is an Austrian made cap and as with all Austrian produced uniform items there are slight differences between their German counterparts. This example is constructed in the standard field grey service cloth, very minor moth tracking to the crown but no holes. The dark green centre band has been attacked by moth quite considerably as hopefully can be seen on our web site images. Complete with its gold waffenfarbe to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the centre band. The insignia configuration is of the pre 43 silver wire combination of silver wire eagle and matching cockade. Soft leather crushable peak. To the interior the cap is lined in a tan silk, mid tan sweat band, which shows considerable wear use with the remains of two oval initial discs with the letters ‘KB’. Centre celluloid lozenge virtually complete with one small section missing with below the celluloid the name of ‘Carl Kralka Mutzen & Uniform effects, Linz’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY GREATCOAT. A magnificent condition field grey green greatcoat, standard double breasted construction, two lower angled pockets with flaps, false belt at the rear with one long pleat running from just below the collar to the very base of the garment. Good nap to the cloth, no moth, damage or staining, fitted with a rare set of enlisted ranks woollen shoulder boards, lemon yellow piped with slip-on’s having a chain stitched letter ‘A’ chain stitching in identical colour to the lemon yellow piping of the shoulder boards. The coat is half lined to the interior in grey artificial silk, fully Munich maker marked with profuse size stampings to the lining material. To the right hand sleeve as the greatcoat is viewed is fitted a lemon yellow signals lightning blitz with a Gefreiter chevron below on dark green backing cloth. The cuff pattern is unusual, normally encountered are standard straight barrel cuffs, these have been tailored and stitched directly to the tunic in a Swedish cuff style, which is a factory application and not a personalised item by the original owner.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GREY WOOLLEN TOQUE. A good example of the grey woollen toque, minor moth damage and generally good weave.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICERS CUFF TITLE. An absolutely superb heavy wire officers Grossdeutschland Sutterlin script cuff title. Silver wire embroidery with silver wire to the upper and lower edges of the band. Still stitched together, as removed from a tunic. No moth damage.
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 HEAVY DUTY SHIRT. Probably the thickest weight shirt we have ever encountered, constructed in heavy duty twill material in olive drab, pullover top with four paper buttons, two upper breast pockets both with pleats and paper button closure, pointed collar, loops to each shoulder for a set of shoulder boards. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HERRINGBONE TWILL NCO’S COMBAT TUNIC. A good service worn herringbone twill four pocket six button combat tunic. A good medium size tunic seen extensively worn in the campaign in Normandy and the following months. Four pockets each with imitation pleats, the pockets are of the non bellows type all with flaps. Six button front. The tunic thankfully does not have any actual damage in terms of moth or oil staining or tears, however it has been extensively washed, which has caused it to lose some of its green colour. Of the six closure buttons five are the removable type with their original rings in place, one has been stitched to the tunic and is an obvious replacement. All of the four pocket buttons are the stitched type. The tunic is complete with its original herringbone twill lemon yellow piped NCO’s shoulder boards having subdued grey lace, which matches the lace to the collar exactly. The lace around the collar has lost some of the threads and some of its attachment stitches are loose. The collar patches are of the multi use grey on grey, pressed eagle is the standard Bevo grey on green, which has cross hatched machine stitched to the tunic. The tunic still retains five inner collar attachment wooden buttons, it is skeleton lined with the standard encountered grey cotton heavy duty lining with its original bandage pocket intact. Two original steel belt support hooks are in place. These tunics are rarely encountered with all their original insignia intact and would make a great North West Europe mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ARMY INFANTRY REGIMENT 17 OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very large size possibly 60 infantry officers visor cap constructed in the ribbed material. No moth damage to the main body of the cap, one minor moth nip to the wool green centre band. White waffenfarbe. Good jaunty saddle shape, matched set of officers bullion eagle and cockade with the tradition badge of skull and crossbones of Infantry Regiment 17 between the eagle and the cockade. Standard officers cap cords, fibre peak, grey leather sweatband with original owner’s initials applied in cardboard letters. The interior lining is in a beautiful light green silk, a complete undamaged centre celluloid lozenge that has never had any maker or retailer’s name applied to the silk below. A superb cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ISSUE GLOVES. A good matched pair of army issue gloves in standard slate grey having one white band to the wrist of each glove indicating its size. Some shredding to the wide section one glove otherwise an excellent pair.
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 LATE WAR BELT AND BUCKLE. A marked ‘100’ combat weight leather belt and buckle, which has been slightly shortened at the clip end down to 90cms by the owner, hand cut with turned leather secured to the main belt by copper wire. The all steel one-piece stamped late war buckle has its rare simplified webbing tab attached.
GERMAN WWII ARMY LUGER HOLSTER. A very good black leather hard shell holster for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol in army closure configuration. Good solid form. Clear stitching. To the reverse side both original belt loops complete, marked ‘PO8 JIN 1942’ with eagle and swastika acceptance stamping. Complete with original stripping tool.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 SINGLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED HELMET. A huge size shell being a SE68 shell M.35, the exterior has been ordnance repainted leaving the national tri-colour outline clearly below the 1940 applied paint. Slight chipping to the paint overall with the army decal although rubbed nice and clear. The interior of the shell still has its original apple green with the liner band being of the aluminium type with its correct M.35 square edged strap posts. The chinstrap is maker marked and clearly ‘1938’ dated with its original mid tan liner, which is all complete with its original drawstring and an owner’s name hand applied to the liner. The folded remains of a German newspaper is inside the liner, obviously folded and used to make the liner a snugger fit to the wearer’s head. The helmet has been battle damaged by a shrapnel piece striking the lower left rim as the helmet is viewed.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.42 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A good large sized camouflage combat helmet, model 42, the exterior shell having large areas of cream against a green base colour. Abrasions overall as can be seen on our web images. Complete with its good condition interior lining with all the pigskin tongues present, original drawstring. Interestingly one of the tongues being of smooth leather, which is stamped size ‘57’, minus the strap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.42 COMBAT HELMET. An extremely good CKL 66 shell size combat helmet with single decal. Some slight rusting coming through the paint but all paint present. The decal has some rusting but good and clear as can be seen from our web images. The interior liner is totally original, some light rot to the edges of the liner but all tongues intact, however frail, with its original drawstring. All good example of a shed or barn stored helmet.
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 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 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 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 DAGGER. A very good uncleaned example of the army officers dagger. The blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked. A good matching patination to the top pommel, central cross guard and scabbard, deep orange grip, fitted with its original silver portapee knot, which has some light oxidisation and shredding and fitted with a set of the deluxe velvet backed hanging straps with all sprung loaded clips working correctly. A lovely example.
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 WAIST BELT AND CROSS STRAP. A beautiful mid tan officers long leather waist belt with the subdued grey pebbled twin pronged buckle, complete with its matching cross strap with sprung loaded clip marked ‘DRGM’, this is an exact matching colour to the map case listed also on this web site, which were obtained together and would be a magnificent set combined.
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 GRENADIER OVERSEAS CAP. A very nice condition good size army enlisted mans overseas cap to a Panzer Grenadier unit. All nap of cloth is good, some obvious distinction in the nap between the areas that are exposed as against the nap of the cloth in the areas underneath the side scallops. Complete with its correct Bevo woven light grey on dark green national eagle with the matching dark green backed national roundel with the light apple green Panzer Grenadier waffenfarbe in an inverted V shape. Single air vent grommet to each side of the cap. Standard grey ribbed cotton heavy duty lining material and fully maker marked to a Vienna maker and clearly stamped size ‘56’. Some light rust staining in the areas of the grommets. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER JAGER IDENTITY DISC. A zinc splittable oval identity disc, previously the property of soldier 6436 in Inf.PZ.Jag.Ers.KP.522. Excellent condition.
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 M.43 T SHAPED EAGLE AND COCKADE. Cut from a roll, a superb condition finely Bevo woven white eagle on black backing with multi coloured national cockade below. Unissued condition.
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 PARADE BELT. An excellent condition all leather parade quality belt. The leather is good, the belt itself is unusually maker marked in Solingen. The very tip of the belt has been slightly shortened with the adjuster tab stitched to the interior still with full length. Attached to the belt is the double constructed aluminium army belt buckle in good bright aluminium finish. One minor indentation to the left hand side of the breast of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER/ENGINEER OFFICERS CRUSHER CAP. A lovely field piece being a well service used engineer/pioneer officers old style cap known in collectors circles as the crusher. The main body of the cap is good, nap thin due to the extensive service wear. One slight nick to the rear overhang of the cloth and two minor moth nips to the lower section of the black waffenfarbe of the cap below the dark green centre band. Fitted with bullion wire insignia, the eagle has oxidised, the lower cockade is good. Standard soft crushable peak. The cap to the interior has seen considerable wear use. There are a series of numbers, which would appear to be film costumiers inventory numbers. The light tan leather sweatband is all intact and undamaged. There are faint traces of an original maker’s mark in the lozenge area where originally there was celluloid protecting this area. Just to the left hand side of the swastika there appears to be a stitched collector repair.
GERMAN WWII ARMY RUSSIAN FRONT SOLDBUCH AND DRIVING LICENCE GROUP. An interesting pair being a September 1939 issued army soldbuch complete with the Armed Forces driving licence. Both the image for the soldbuch and the driving licence are identical showing the recipient, Unteroffizier Emil Theiss wearing his M.36 tunic with NCO’s lace. Theiss served in the Kleiner Kraftwagen Kolonne of the 9th Infantry Division and then in the Supply Company Motorised 9 and a Divisional Supply Unit 9 of the same division. He finally served in the Ordnance Company 15th Infantry Division. He saw service both West Front and the East Front in many places and was awarded the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords and the medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia. Eventually taken prisoner by the Russians, the front page of the soldbuch has the addition of the owner’s name in Cyrillic alphabet. A good heavily filled out soldbuch with much service. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY SIGNALS SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board, mid to late war, field grey centre with lemon yellow silk piping. Some service wear, complete with its wool and canvas slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SNIPER GLOVES. An excellent pair of the sniper gloves that were issued with the sniper pullover smock. These are in typical tan and water pattern camouflage finish with an excellent pink tone to the camouflage. Unusually these are a well worn and used pair, most on the market today are in absolutely mint stored condition, however these have much character and clear signs of combat use. There are one or two small areas of mouse chewing to one finger however these would display beautifully.
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 STEEL BUCKLE WITH LEATHER KEEPER. It is highly unusual to find an army steel constructed buckle with a leather keeper, this is a one-piece steel buckle still with a good degree of its olive drab painted finish with rubbing to the highlights of the central circlet, with its leather keeper, which is maker marked and dated ‘1940’. Some of the stitching holding the leather tab to the buckle has rotted.
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 TROPICAL K98 BAYONET AND FROG. Totally original pair being a very good condition match numbered ‘382’ K98 bayonet with all blued finish to the blade remaining, also marked and dated ’41 FNJ’. Bakelite grips undamaged. Waffen amt stamped to the pommel top of the bayonet with its original fitted Arika Korps tropical webbing frog. The model of web frog without hilt retaining strap is extremely rare. One minor dent to the scabbard.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL SHORTS. An absolutely mint unissued set of army tropical shorts, complete with its hidden three pronged waist belt. ‘Darmstadt’ maker’s stamp to the lining with the full block of size stampings. All zeltbahn type fly buttons intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL VISORED FIELD CAP, BLEACHED. A superb bleached virtually white 2nd pattern tropical visored field cap, as seen in thousands of photographs of North Africa and southern Europe. Through continuous washing and exposure to the sun these caps bleached virtually white. Faint traces of its original colour in the area between the visor and the main body, otherwise all original colour has gone. Standard twin galvanised air vents, with its original Bevo woven blue on tan eagle and national cockade. The main body of the cap is in untouched condition, in the area at the very point of the crown the canvas has rubbed through with the red lining visible underneath. To the interior all the red lining is complete. In our experience we have never seen a Carl Halfer produced cap with a date as late as 1943. Stamped size 57.
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 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/SS SPARE WATER BOTTLE COVER. An amazing relic being the pressed felt water bottle sleeve that has clearly never been applied to a bottle. The item remains excellent with very few scattered moth nips. All the press studs are present and function well. There are two webbing belt passes. An exceptional item that would display wonderfully with a selection of water bottles.
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 RUCKSACK. A large capacity rucksack. Some minor field repairs. Good white stitching holding the leather to the body. The shoulder straps are excellent.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY MANS HOT SHELL CASE GLOVES. An excellent pair of the sacking and heat resistant lined mittens for the handling of hot shell cases. RB numbered to the interior with mark Roman numeral size ‘II’.
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 ASERBAIDSCHAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The beautiful 1st design Bevo Wuppertal volunteer arm shield for the Aserbaidschan Legion who fought with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII BAKELITE FOR A WATER BOTTLE. A mint condition grey Bakelite cover, three letter coded and dated ‘1944’.
GERMAN WWII BAVARIAN INDUSTRIAL AWARD. A most beautifully cased True Service medal for Bavarian industry during the period of the Third Reich. A beautifully produced oval medal with Bavarian enamel coat of arms to the centre with swastika below and its dress bow miniature, complete with a spare section of ribbon, cased in its Bavarian blue case on a superb cream velvet base and white silk upper lid. Gold blocked title to the exterior lid ‘TREUDIENST ABZEICHEN DER BAYERISCHEN INDUSTRIE’. Some slight scuffs to the edges of the lid with the maker mark of ‘Lauer of Nurnberg’ black blocked onto the base of the box.
GERMAN WWII BDM LEADERS CUFF BAND. A rare cuff band in heavy felt material with grey machine embroidery Lehrerinnen Bildunganstalt.
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 BLACK LEATHER ENTRENCH TOOL CARRIER. A lovely contrasting item of the main body of the entrenching tool carrier in black leather, which is now fairly rigid. All good white stitching showing to the edges with the contrasting brown waist belt support loops and the long loop for holding the entrenching tool within the carrier. Leather to the loops and long strap good and supple and very usable. Faint traces of a rubber ink issue stamp to the inner body of the carrier but illegible.
GERMAN WWII BOOK The superb research material book on the Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich including the Free City of Danzig. This is a 2nd printing. January 1970. Very fine condition cover with no fading to the beautifully coloured covered.
GERMAN WWII BOOK ' THE LUFTWAFFE.' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. An in depth study including many aspects of this wide and varied service. Items covered are daggers, awards, insignia as well as fallshirmjager. In super condition throughout with a plastic coating to the outer cover.
GERMAN WWII BOOK 'BELT, BUCKLES AND BROCADES.' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. An invaluable reference with fine black and white images throughout as well as a multitude of valuable information. This first edition is in super condition with plastic covering to the cover.
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 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. Album measuring 30cms x 22cms being the pre printed cover and on opening 16 pre printed pages on the history of the German Army from the time of Fredrick The Great. A further 5 pre printed pages on the German motorised troops, commanded by the then Oberleutnant Walter Nehring, followed by 3 double sided pre printed pages on the history of Reconnaissance Regiment 6 from 1934 to 1938. The album part follows with 91 extremely good images beginning with Reiter Regiment 13 in Hannover in 1934, many images of early Wehrmacht vehicles in the middle 30’s, all troops wearing the M.16 helmet mainly on manoeuvres. The entry into Sudetenland 1938 with good shots of armoured vehicles, 8 wheeled armoured cars and various other machines. Destroyed bridges followed by the Polish campaign in 1939. Destroyed towns, captured Polish soldiers, troops on the move with their vehicles, black Army Panzer uniforms being worn alongside destroyed 8 wheeled armoured cars. One image showing the headquarters of Division Brandenburg dated ‘1914’ with members of the young division and a very important photograph privately taken of Adrian Von Folkersam who went on to become the second in command of Otto Skorzenys SS Jagdverbande. The Brandenburgers were members of the Brandenburg German Special Forces Unit during WWII, the majority of Brandenburgers were Volksdeutsche, formed as a battalion in 1939 a division from February 43 to March 44. Much research is available regarding this unit on the internet.
GERMAN WWII BREAD BAG STRAP. A mint example of the strap issued for carrying the bread bag when not upon the belt, these however were used extensively as attachments to steel helmets for facilitating camouflage mounting and also were worn at times as a supplementary strap around the neck to support ammo pouches.
GERMAN WWII CAMOUFLAGED FIELED ORDNANCE MADE ANORAK. A highly unusual garment field made by someone with tailoring experience constructed with zeltbahn material, single breasted front closure, reversible material camouflage to white, two lower angled pockets and complete with lined camouflage hood. The jacket is fully reversible with white painted buttons to the inside and standard grey pebbled buttons to the exterior. To the lower left hand sleeve as the jacket is viewed the stampings for the original zeltbahn producer can be seen. Applied to the cuff is the original owner’s name label. We can only presume that in the latter months of WWII in one of the colder climates a rather clever tailor experienced soldier managed to construct a jacket for extra warmth and protection.
GERMAN WWII CAPTURED BREAST EAGLE. An interesting album item that has been carefully removed with the original backing paper still remaining. This piece of paper has in ink script German insignia from a dead German, this has fairly recently been framed and this item was an antique shop purchase in the United States of America. The eagle itself is an early white on dark green version and clearly shows signs of tunic removal including small elements of cotton and tiny traces of tunic wool still remaining. An interesting display piece. Condition:
GERMAN WWII CARDBOARD AMMUNITION CONTAINER. A beautiful condition cardboard carrying box measuring 31 x 13 x 9 cms, with original label marked ‘300 Patronen’ with many other technical details plus date of ‘45’ with the over-print of ‘FUR MG’ for the carrying of the ammunition for the MG34 or 42. Accompanying this case are two complete cardboard boxes of the correct inert ammunition containing 10 rounds, one of the boxes is slightly split. This is a rare accessory to find that has survived in cardboard all these years. Due to increasing postal difficulties with ordnance related items we can only accept orders for this item within the United Kingdom.
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 CLOSE MATCHING K98 POUCHES. A beautiful mint unused set of K98 rifle ammunition pouches, matching identically in construction, colour and condition to the front, all in the pebbled leather. On the reverse the two belt loops on one pouch are in brown, the other pouch in black pebbled leather. Identical rectangular Y strap attachment loops, both are RBN numbered.
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 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 JACK BOOTS. A good large size pair of the standard issue combat jack boots worn by virtually all of the German soldiers in WWII. This excellent pair having just minor loose stitching to the heel area of the foot. Leather good and supple. Some minor distortion to the foot area which could be addressed by stuffing the boots. Good original brown colour to the upper part of the boots. Virtually all of the hobnails in place on the right hand boot with its toe and heel cleats, the left hand boot having some of the central studs to the sole missing and complete with its heel cleat only. The boots are slightly mismatched in construction with slight differences in the stitch pattern but have definitely been worn as a pair, this is quite a common occurrence with the German forces. When soldiers were issued boots they had to approach piles of left and right and found the appropriate size that fitted.
GERMAN WWII CONCENTRATION CAMP NEUENGAMME IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece split zinc identity disc for an SS guard at the concentration camp of Neuengamme, marked ‘SS-T.STUBA 952 K.L.NEUENGAMME’. Some slight corrosion to edges.
GERMAN WWII CONCENTRATION CAMP ORANIENBURG IDENTITY DISC. A rare zinc complete splittable oval identity disc for a guard at the Oranienburg Concentration Camp just north of Berlin. Numbered ‘4954’, marked to face side ‘SS T.STUBA ORANIENBURG’ on both sections.
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 DAY OF GERMAN HANDWERKS 1939 TINNY. A good condition aluminium 30mm diameter day badge, on the reverse side in proud raised relief ‘TAG DES DEUTSCHEN HANDWERKS 1939’. Complete with pin back fitting.
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 DEMOLITION CHARGE WITH IGNITER. A good condition German Bakelite 1 kg demolition charge complete with its BZE igniter, slight crack to lid otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII DEMOLITION CHARGE WITH ZZ 42 IGNITER Complete bakelite 1 kg demolition cahrge with its ZZ 42 igniter, 2 slight cracks to lid .
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 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 DJ BELT BUCKLE. An original period DJ belt buckle in one-piece stamped steel, which has been highly nickel plated. We cannot ascertain whether this was carried out during the period of the Third Reich or later and is priced accordingly.
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 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 EAGLE ORDER 1ST CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS. A very fine condition German Eagle Order 1st Class without swords in its original case. Clearly marked '800' to the ring. The enamel on both sides of the award totally undamaged, all silvered finish remaining to the eagles and the frame, with its original beautiful red watered silk ribbon with black and white edges and complete with its neck tie. All fitted into its velvet base lined case, red leather exterior with the lettering in gold 'Orden Vom Deutschen Adler Verdienstkreuz 1.Stufe' embossed into the inner lid silk. To the exterior the case is in generally excellent condition with slight loss of the gilding to the right hand wing tip of the very large central national eagle. Some scuffing to the paper covering on the very base of the box.
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 EAGLE ORDER 3RD CLASS CASED. 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.
GERMAN WWII EARLY BEVO WOVEN OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A good example of a service used white woven eagle on the light grey backing for the early M.38 overseas cap. Stitch holes remain, all complete.
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 EAST FRONT MEDAL WITH CITATION. A nice collector framed East Front medal retaining all of its original finish and its full length ribbon with its matching A5 size citation, which has been folded, it does have some age foxing, awarded to Stabsgefreiten Heinrich Weidemann of 2./H.GR.- Nachr.Rgt.530, awarded 22nd June 1942. Pen signed by the Colonel and Regimental Commander.
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 EQUIPMENT STRAP. A 56cm long superb condition equipment strap, maker marked and dated ‘41’, it would appear to have a Dutch maker with the abbreviation of ‘A.DAM’ which we interpret as an abbreviation for Amsterdam.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT STRAP. A 56cm long superb condition equipment strap, maker marked and dated ‘41’, it would appear to have a Dutch maker with the abbreviation of ‘A.DAM’ which we interpret as an abbreviation for Amsterdam.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT STRAP. A scarce 53cm long black leather equipment strap, ink RB numbered on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ERASED ERNST ROHM SA DAGGER. a good clean example of the Model 33 SA mans dagger with blade by E Pack and Son who were the most commonly encountered makers of Rohm etched daggers, after Ernst Rohm, s purge all of the inscriptions to Rohm were ordered to be removed and examples still exist today in many different degrees of the inscription removal,this example has only very faint traces of the upper letter still showing and is priced accordingly, on the faceside the Ulles Fur Deautschland inscription is good and deep with much original cross grain finish still evident, the wood grip is undamaged with one crease close to the high quality national eagle , all the fittings are the early heavy nickle and the scabbard has all of its anodised finish remaining plus some of its original lacquer, all the scabbard screws are inact the lower mount has some flattening, the rear of the lower crossguard is SA group marked NM.
GERMAN WWII ERSATZ RUBBERISED DRAGGING STRAP. One of the rare late war drag straps, which were constructed from cloth and rubber. These drag straps are beautifully illustrated on page 182 and 183 of Ausrustung Volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII FIELD DRESSING 1945. A Scarce end of ‘1945’ dated Geman Armed Forces field dressing, fully printed instructions to the exterior. Wiesbaden maker marked. Clearly dated ‘1945’.
GERMAN WWII FIELD DRESSING. 39 DATED. Fully unused field dressing with printed instructions for use. Berlin maker marked, complete with its original string wrap.
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.
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 SERVICE 2ND CLASS MEDAL. A beautiful example, totally undamaged enamels, complete with its red and white watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII FLARE PISTOL HOLDER AND SHOULDER STRAP. A rare and complete combination set of the flare pistol holder produced in compressed paper for fitting of the 27mm calibre single shot flare pistol. The holster is complete with its cleaning rod of which the rod itself has a separate sprung loaded belt clip attached and its rare detachable long shoulder strap, the shoulder strap itself has faint traces of its maker mark and date ‘42’, the form of the holster is excellent with all of its correct fittings intact.
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 FLYING GAUNTLETS. A slightly mismatched pair of Luftwaffe flying gauntlets, the left hand gauntlet having its original printed technical label complete with the right hand gauntlet having the Luftwaffe acceptance ‘LBA’ stampings to the gauntlet. Both have Prym and Stocko snaps, each snap having a civilian type marking upon the press stud head. Good supple leather, all fitting match.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING SHOVEL. The standard folding shovel of WWII complete with its Bakelite screw. The wood haft is excellent, the spade section and all metalwork has been repainted post war.
GERMAN WWII FRENCH MADE AFRIKA KORPS SHIRT. Large quantities of French material were captured in 1940 and redirected for use within the German Army. One item that saw particular service was the French woollen shirt, this was a high quality item in a military format that was issued to French troops from the mid 30’s until the fall of France, these were used extensively by Rommel’s Afrika Korps and can be seen in numerous photographs, these having a stylised button down collar with button to the rear, epaulettes and two pleated front pockets. The shirt has one or two small snag holes that could be repaired and one hole to the pocket. The buttons are in some cases French, however the large buttons running up the front half closure are of German pressed card manufacture. There is some sun fading and areas of wear to the collar and a little dirt in places. The whole shirt has an excellent Afrika Korps service look to it.
GERMAN WWII G43 AMMUNITION POUCH. A totally original double compartment G43 ammunition pouch. Thousands of copies of this particular pouch have been produced, this is a totally original ‘BLA 1944’ example in all black leather, the classic white stitching is in excellent condition with two brown belt loops on the reverse side.
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 GAULEITUNG VISOR CAP. A beautiful condition very early NSDAP official’s cap of a Gauleitung, this is the early form visor cap dating from approximately 1933 through to 1939 although not size marked the cap is approximately size 55, it is in the most superb condition, standard political brown body, brown velvet centre band, red Gau waffenfarbe. M29 eagle and swastika with the single multi constructed red and black enamel swastika centred roundel, silver cap cords, political side buttons, soft leather brown peak, brown leather sweatband, complete with its correct canvas tuchmutze RZM political ticket to the interior. The cap, as stated, is in magnificent condition, the inner crown has at some point been exposed and the crown lining has changed colour making it difficult to read the outline of the manufacturer’s marking, however the faint outline of a German Forces visor cap can just about be seen above the floriated scrollwork below. A superb and rare piece.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction non maker marked Armed Forces General Assault Badge in silver. Virtually all of the silvered finish remaining with some rubbing to the high spots of the national eagle and the tips of the grenade and bayonet. Original hook and pin intact.
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 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 PRISONER OF WAR ENGRAVED CUP. A standard aluminium mess tin cup, which is maker marked and dated ‘1940’, which has been taken into captivity by a Hauptmann Kaiser. Beautifully engraved to the cup ‘prisoner of war number 746279’, followed by ‘338 81G’ and engraved ‘Captain Kaiser’. To the base a large letter ‘K’ is engraved. An interesting prisoner of war artefact.
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 GESCHWADER IMMELMANN CUFF TITLE. A service used and removed from tunic enlisted ranks Geschwader Immelmann cuff title, still sewn together where it was originally attached to a tunic. Some light moth. Good silver grey machine embroidered gothic lettering.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF EARLY THIRD REICH BOOKS. A group of four soft backed books which date from the early days of collecting artefacts of the Third Reich and still offer much information today. The Almark Publications Edged Weapons of the Third Reich by Frederick J. Stephens, published 1972, 127 pages of black and white photographs of many of the edge weapons of the Third Reich, spine frail. Flags and Banners of the Third Reich also an Almark 1973 publication, 136 pages with soft cover of many of the flags and banners in black and white of the Third Reich, generally good condition with edges faded. Insignia of the Third Reich by Major John R Angolia, soft cover, published 1974, 128 pages of many items of insignia of the Third Reich, some pages loose. Lastly, German Helmets 1933-1945 A Collectors Guide published in 1981, 142 pages of black and white photographs of mixed steel helmets of the Third Reich. All the books have been well used, pages are dog eared, but nevertheless an ideal group of books to add to an already existing Third Reich library.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF INSIGNIA. Army Administrative NCO’s stitch on shoulder board. Schutzpolizei enlisted rank with slip on tab below. An unidentified Eastern Terriroties enlisted ranks earth brown shoulder board with slip on tab. Army armourers trade patch. Army Schutz patch with light moth. Army Obergefreiter rank chevron.
GERMAN WWII HANDSCHAR DIVISION FEZ. A rare Waffen SS Handschar fez, excellent condition with the Bevo woven SS eagle and skull removed. Clear indication to the nap of the cloth and remains of stitches where the insignia was situated. Complete with its original leather sweat band and multi layered tassel.
GERMAN WWII HBT MATERIAL ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. The classic lightweight reed green garment destined for work wear however these were very popular in the Normandy campaign, particularly during the hot summer months of June, July and August. The tunic produced in nicely faded reed green HBT material lined in grey rayon with a triangular shaped Bevo woven army eagle to the upper right breast, zigzag stitches applied to the breast with all original stitching present, in excellent condition. The collar patches are standard Bevo universal type machine stitched to the collar. To the shoulders are the rare matching set of HBT golden yellow silk piped shoulder boards. To the interior of the tunic is the standard format single shell dressing pocket, this having the typical pressed card buttons and there is a full compliment of metal buttons to the front attached with the usual distinct German ‘O’ rings for easy removal of the buttons for cleaning. A good large size tunic which shows typical light service wear and has no holes, patching, or damage, two minor stains close to the middle closure buttons. This would make an excellent basis for a combat display mannequin.
GERMAN WWII HEAVY CAMOUFLAGE PARATROOPER HELMET. A highly interesting camouflage German M38 paratrooper helmet, size 68 shell, 57 liner. A superb heavy textured camouflage shell, some loss of paint as can be seen on our web images but still a huge degree of the original camouflage finish remaining. A combination of materials were applied to the helmet then over-painted. The paint finish is in a maroon and dark green, complete with its original spanner bolts. The leather liner has toned by heavy usage down to a dark brown finish but the original sizes both to the liner and the shell size can just about be seen, also the maker, which appears to be Karl Heisler can also be seen at the front of the liner. Some slightly small splits around one of the liner holes otherwise all complete with the central seam to the leather good, complete with its set of blue leather straps with all of the male/female pop studs in place and working although slightly rusty. For a similar heavy textured helmet see pages 59, 60 and 61 of Fallschirmjager Volume 1 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII HERMAN GORING DIVISION FLIGHT BLOUSE. A Unterfeldwebels flight blouse of the Herman Goring Division,standard upper medium size Luftwaffe Flight Blouse having all its original nap of cloth remaining, a matching set of White silk piped slip on shoulder boards with matching White based collar patches and correct Lutwaffe style collar lace,a standard machine embroidered breast eagle fitted, Iron Cross ribbon to second button hole fitted, Luftwaffe blue/Grey artificial Silk ling which is unusually sized stamped in white ink.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING DIVISION SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare matched pair of white wool piped Luftwaffe blue grey slip-on shoulder boards for an enlisted man in the Hermann Goering Division. Some minor moth damage to the blue grey backing cloth on the reverse side of one board and some thinness to the nap of the cloth in places otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING SIGNATURE. A Hoffmann postcard view of Hermann Goering side half bust wearing his SA uniform, hatless with Pour le Merite at neck and full medal ribbon bar. Pen signed ‘Goering’ across the centre of the image.
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 HITLER YOUTH 1938 SPORTS WINNERS BADGE. The very finely struck aluminium winner badge for the Hitler Youth in 1938. 25 x 15mm dimensions, maker marked in raised relief on the reverse, complete with its tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH 1940 SPORTS WINNERS LAPEL BADGE. 22 x 16mm dimensions aluminium badge for the winner of the 1940 Hitler Youth sports contest. Complete with its tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE. Excellent condition one-piece steel stamped with all virtually all of its original silver wash remaining with slight rubbing to the high spots and some scratching to the upper side. To the reverse side is double pronged fixing system complete, marked ‘RZM M4/24’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BREAD BAG. Standard configuration of bread bag, complete with all of its zeltbahn type buttons, both belt loops and retaining loop and hook. All leather parts intact. On opening the flap the original HJ RZM issue ticket, which is frail, is still in place and the original Hitler Youth boy’s name on a separate silk woven label. All complete with a Hitler Youth leather cross strap, which has been used as a shoulder strap for the bread bag.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH DAY BADGE. A pressed tin badge for a Hitler Youth day in 1935. Pin back suspension.
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 HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. Good condition.
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 ARM SHIELD. A fine Bevo Wuppertal beautifully woven Foreign Volunteer arm shield for Idel-Ural being the Volga Tarter Legion.
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 INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction Infantry Assault Badge in silver. Non maker marked. Good finish remaining. Thick needle pin.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very finely detailed CW manufactured example being (Carl Wild). Solid construction. Very fine detail to the face side. Some loss of finish to the Mauser rifle. ‘CW’ in raised relief to the centre of the reverse side, complete with original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good example of the one-piece stamped Infantry Assault Badge in silver. Good finish remaining. Non maker marked. All original hook and pin present to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII IRON COSS 2ND CLASS. Some slight toning to the frame but still with highlights showing. Non maker marked, complete with its ribbon which is slightly rust marked.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS DISC BACK. A flat constructed Iron Cross 1st Class of WWII with its individual unscrewable disc back. All of the blackened finish remaining to the central iron core. Marked with its LDO number L/13 to the reverse side of one of the arms of the Maltese Cross style award, being manufactured by Paul Meybauer of Berlin.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS, CASED. A good maker number stamped Iron Cross 1st class, some toning to the frosted edge, all the finish remaining to the iron core centre, complete with its wide tapering pin, which is number stamped to the centre of the pin but unfortunately even with the best magnifying glass it is difficult to discern, we can only assume it is ‘15’. All fitted into its original presentation case, the velvet base has some staining in the area not protected by the Iron Cross. Silver blocked to the exterior is the outline of the cross itself, the box is generally in excellent condition. Condition:
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS, CASED. A very good non maker marked Iron Cross 1st class in its original fitted case. Some finish missing to the tips of the cross itself but the frosted finish remaining in other areas. Good blackened finish to the centre core, complete with its wide tapering pin and hook system. The case is excellent, good silver outline to the Iron Cross to the leatherette finish. No scratches. Push button open and closure with good upper inner silk.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. A service used Iron Cross 2nd Class complete with a section of ribbon. Some slight loss of paint to face side.
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 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 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 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 MATCHING NUMBERS WITH LEATHER FROG. An overall good complete set of a K98 bayonet, match numbered ‘9898’ with scabbard. The blade retains much of its original blued finish with slight sharpening marks to the upper edge. Maker marked ‘F.W.Holler’ with matching numbers. Undamaged Bakelite grips. Some slight surface rusting to the upper pommel. Waffen amt stamps remaining. Undamaged scabbard, complete with its leather frog, which is marked ‘RZFH22 1942’.
GERMAN WWII K98 MATCHED NUMBER BAYONET. A very good example, match numbered ‘2503’ to both blade and scabbard. Minor sharpening to the blade but with a large amount of original blueing remaining. To the reverse side it is maker marked ‘F.Herder, Solingen’. Bakelite grips. Waffen acceptance stamp to the reverse of the top pommel, in its original scabbard, which is totally undented and retains all of its original blued finish.
GERMAN WWII K98 PRE WAR RIFLE CLEANING KIT. Pre war cleaning kit, the tin in base metal without paint, brass fittings. Maker marked ‘Gappl’ with number stamp of ‘P4347’ and a very early date of ‘1935’. It is complete with both brushes, oiler and pull through. The take down tool is missing.
GERMAN WWII KREIGSMARINE FEMALE HELPER’S SOLDBUCH. Any form of documentation to the armed forces female helpers is rare, this is a 16 page document for a Kriegsmarine female helper. The photograph to the front cover shows the recipient wearing female field grey tunic with collar patches showing. The swastikas to the interior stamps have all been inked out and the spine has come completely adrift from the main body of the book and is secured by an old piece of sellotape, it has had other old sellotape marks but they have dried and disappeared. The Kriegsmarine had the smallest number of female helpers. Condition:
GERMAN WWII KREIGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE AND RING. From the effects of one German submariner a beautiful condition heavy non maker marked submariner’s service badge retaining much original gilt with frosted highlights. Wide tapering vertical pin to the reverse side with original hook. This was obtained with the submariner’s original ring, this white metal ring which is ‘800’ silver marked, the face of the ring being in the form of the submariner’s badge with the wording ‘WIR FAHREN GEGEN ENGELLAND’ (to England we go) to the shank.
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 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. A very well constructed Coastal Artillery badge by Schwerin of Berlin, which has unusually lost all of its gilt finish. Very fine detail as is normally encountered with the Kriegsmarine badges to the 88mm coastal gun. On the reverse side is the standard ‘Schwerin’ vertical wide tapering pin with maker’s logo in raised relief on the rear field. All pin, hook and catch system intact.
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 DESTROYER BADGE, BY STEINHAUER & LUCK. Steinhauer & Luck were unusual makers for Kriegsmarine badges, thus this example is scarce. Overall condition good, it has lost most of its finish but its base metal appears to be in brass. No.’4’ stamped to the wide tapering horizontal hook to the reverse side, complete with its uniform retaining hook.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DESTROYER BADGE. A very good example retaining virtually all of its original gilt to the wreath. Fine colour and definition to the bow and bridge of the destroyer. Flat reverse in dark patinated finish. The award retains its uniform retaining hook behind the eagle plus its horizontal pin, hook and catch assembly. Maker marked in raised relief ‘F.H.C.o.’
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 BELT BUCKLE. A good example of the aluminium belt buckle well marked in raised relief on the reverse side 'S.H.U.CO.' dated '40', which retains at least 50% of its original Gold anodised finish. Excellent detail with some light wear to the high point of the breast of the eagle, otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. The extremely rare aluminium all gilded buckle for the Kriegsmarine. Some scratches to the gilded finish and wear to the front of the eagle. Maker marked in raised relief ‘S.H.u.C.o.’ with the date ‘40’.
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 HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. An absolutely superb example of the Schwerin of Berlin produced High Seas Fleet Badge retaining all of its gilt to the eagle and wreath, all of the dark grey patinated finish to the battleship. On the reverse side 75% of the blackened finish is remaining with slight thinness in the area of the body of the battleship. Complete with its wide tapering pin and hook system.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A non maker marked High Seas Fleet Badge approximately 25% of the original gilt remaining to the wreath and eagle. Thick needle pin with original retaining hook, pin and catch to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE LORIENT DEFENDER’S SOLDBUCH. A standard Armed Forces soldbuch but printed ‘Kriegsmarine’ to base. An attempt has been made to erase the swastika to the eagle but the swastika is still clear, the pass being owned by Wilhelm Rugge, born September 1900. The pass is in generally good condition, it has had its spine strengthened contemporarily. The pass photograph is head and collar only but the Coastal Artillery uniform can clearly be seen. Rugge served with the 2nd U-Boat Flotilla based in Lorient. Written in note confirming him a Lorient Defender from 5th August 44, he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, together with his Armed Forces driving licence issued by the 2nd U-Boat Flotilla, the pass photograph in the driving licence shows him head and upper bust wearing the Coastal Artillery uniform with his Coastal Artillery overseas cap. Also a postcard size photograph of Rugge in full Kriegsmarine deck uniform. A fully annotated soldbuch.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MANS BREAST EAGLE. A mixed construction unissued eagle, a mixture of bullion and celion on a lighter shade of blue background. Condition:
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MARINE ARTILLERY BELT BUCKLE. A scarce all one-piece stamped steel army buckle but finished in the deep marine blue commonly encountered with coastal artillery uniforms. This example with its double pronged belt fixing system and clearly maker marked ‘N & H 1942’.
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 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 OFFICERS 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.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS WHITE TOP CAP EAGLE. A beautifully constructed stamped aluminium national eagle heavily maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side ‘JFS’ with the date ‘40’ with its single twisted and grooved pin fixing system worn primarily with the removable white top for the officers visor cap.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ORANGE HANDLED OFFICERS DAGGER. A superb condition naval officers dagger with the sailing ship blade by F.W.Holler of Solingen. Beautiful etching to both sides of the blade, complete with its leather washer. Gilt to the cross guard and the upper pommel superb, with all of the matt frosting to the gilt within the lower field of the eagle headed pommel. Deep orange grip, one crack to the upper part of the grip but no parts missing, complete with its original wire wrap and originally wrapped silver portapee knot. The dagger is fitted into its excellent condition hammered scabbard with one very minor indentation to the scabbard 3cms from the base, the indentation can only be seen when holding the scabbard from a side on view. Complete with its correct hanging rings, all original screws intact.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINE COMBAT CLASP IN BRONZE. A service used example by Schwerin. Good traces of the bronze finish remaining on the tips of the laurel leaves and the lower area of the wings of the stylised Third Reich eagle. Complete with its wide tapering fluted pin fully maker marked and designer marked ‘Schwerin Berlin’ on the reverse. A slight kink in the pin where it has been used and the pins were quite often kinked by the user to make a more secure fit to the uniform material.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A superb early quality heavy brass type retaining most original bright and matt finish. Maker marked ‘Schwerin, Berlin’ in its original blue paper presentation packet titled on the front with the Schwerin name on the reverse side of the packet.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS DECK JACKET. A very good large size example of the black leather Kriegsmarine three-quarter length deck jacket. Standard double breasted style. Four button front, three only of which are used for closure. Excellent leather just minor scuffing. Complete with the sleeve inner windproof cuffs. Inside pocket. Four exterior pockets all with flaps. Button provision for epaulettes but with epaulettes missing. Black blanket lined.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS OVERSEAS CAP. A superb condition all blue boat shaped overseas cap worn by Kriegsmarine personnel but in this case a submariners with the traces of the submariners flotilla insignia. Beautiful nap to the cloth, slight discoloration from fading, complete with its correct Bevo woven yellow on blue national eagle and cockade. On viewing the cap closely from the left hand side there is a clear outline of where the swordfish badge of the 9th U-Boat Flotilla was attached, also some threads remain. To the interior very clear white ink maker’s mark, clear date ‘1941’ with size ‘56’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. The machine embroidered blue eagle on white canvas background for fitting to the Kriegsmarine white summer shirt.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER UNIFORM. Comprising seaman’s shirt/top, complete with its traditional blue collar with three white stripes. Fitted to the upper breast is an excellent condition Bevo woven blue on white breast eagle, machine stitched. To the centre of the left hand sleeve is machine embroidered blue on white oval gunner’s proficiency badge. Complete with its matching mint condition trousers with size stampings, maker marking and naval depot markings ‘B.A.K 91 39’. Slight age foxing to one leg of the trousers and one minor stain near the seat.
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 KRIM SHIELD. Mint unissued condition, complete with backing cloth, never been attached to a uniform. The backing cloth has double thickness and is stiff.
GERMAN WWII KUBAN COSSACK ARM SHIELD. An unfortunately storage damaged printed example of the Kuban Cossack volunteer arm shield.
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 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 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 WATER BOTTLE SET. A typical army or SS water bottle set with the cover made from mixed fibres with herringbone edging and plain press studs. Complimenting the bottle set is an original black small Bakelite cup. The set is slightly dusty from storage with one or two tiny stains, however very much above average and clearly showing limited field use. The bottle itself is the rare black enamel version with a red rust proof paint sprayed cap, which is in excellent condition. There are various maker markings and stampings to the strapping. The Bakelite cap has the usual makers markings to the top and is dusty from storage with one or two tiny chips to the base, this does not affect the displaying of the item.
GERMAN WWII LEGION CONDOR PARADE MAP OF BERLIN. An interesting piece of Third Reich ephemera being a map of Berlin with the name ‘Pharus Plan, Berlin’ measuring 22cms x 12cms. On the opening page there is the lettering in a pink colour ‘Legion Condor November 1936 April 1939.’ 48 pages of street names and other sites with a large pull-out map of Berlin at the end. Produced for the 1939 parade on the return of the Legion Condor from Spain.
GERMAN WWII LIGHTWEIGHT COMBAT Y-STRAPS. A very nice pair of the lightweight straps as used by cavalry and falshirmjager personnel. Nicely maker marked '42' with combat grade rear buckle. Protector cover, all matching grey painted hardware and in good supple and display mountable condition.
GERMAN WWII LITHUANIAN LOCALLY MADE ARMSHIELD. A locally produced volunteer arm shield for a Lithuanian volunteer having the lettering to the top panel white on black with a three section shield in yellow, green and red. The Lithuanian colours. All laid on a section of Buckram type material.
GERMAN WWII LITHUANIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Lithuanian volunteers with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Cut from roll, slight staining to the edges.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL, 2ND CLASS CASED. A mint unissued example of the ‘1938’ dated Luftschutz medal. All of its original grey finish remaining, complete with its watered silk lilac, red, white and black ribbon, to the reverse of the ribbon the clothing attachment pin fitting is present. Fitted into its original presentation case, which is titled to the exterior ‘Luftschutz Ehrenzeichen 2.Stufe’, the front parts of the lid both front edges cracked to the box.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDICAL SERVICE ARMBAND. A beautifully woven white cross on a very lightweight cotton background material indicating a Luftschutz medical assistant.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 21ST FLAK DIVISION CITATION GROUP. Three highly attractive A4 sized citations awarded to Luftwaffe Unteroffizier Rudolf Stahlschmidt, the first citation being a beautifully hand scripted citation for promotion from Unteroffizier to Wachtmeister in the 21st Flak Division on the 20th October 1943. A plain printed citation with the early droop tailed eagle and with all of the lettering beautifully executed in red and black, followed by a larger than A4 sized citation awarded by the Romanian War Ministry for the Romanian Crusade Against Communism medal and then a beautifully illuminated coloured citation for the German issue of the Romanian Crusade Against Communism medal.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A set of shoulder boards and collar patches for a Luftwaffe administration officer’s tunic. Highly unusual shoulder straps with the inter-twined cross weave black and silver rank bars in excellent condition, collar patches are beautifully silver embroidered with some moth damage to the green backing cloth as can be seen on our web images.
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 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 AIR GUNNER ONLY BADGE. A good example of the Luftwaffe Air Gunner only badge, this rare badge, which is very similar to the Wireless Operator Air Gunner but without the lightning bolts is far harder to obtain than the W/O AG badge. Superb example, some good silvered finish remaining to the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Standard diving eagle. The top arm of the swastika is cut out. On the reverse side heavy hinge with thick needle pin with two large but carefully crafted domed rivets. All the finish on the reverse side is complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BACKPACK PARACHUTE. A Luftwaffe backpack parachute, this model is normally associated with multi crewed aircraft, parts of the chute have been produced in France by a French parachute making company under occupation, The item has its original German made metal back tray, its reverse padded back protector, all metal clippings and the release to the front are German made with the instructions still in German. The outer bag is also of original German manufacture. The bag contains a silk chute but without shroud lines. The bag itself has been stamped by the French Company Aerazur and the webbing harness we believe is French made under occupation, we have an image of this chute with the darker Green harness being worn during WW11. Condition:
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 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 OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. The beautifully Bevo woven officer quality silver wire machine embroidered eagle on blue background cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLADDER LIFE VEST. A good example of the Luftwaffe double bladder life vest worn by the majority of single seat air crew. The vest is generally in good original colour with some age and storage light staining, complete with the original re-breather tube with the Bakelite cap chipped. Original oxygen bottle, the two chest closing straps are complete and their double circular ring attachments complete. The main back strap that runs down the back of the wearer under the crotch has lost its final 12 inches or 30cms. The waist closing strap is also missing. A web loop generally attached to the main body of the web strap to secure the oxygen bottle to the vest is also missing. To the inner side of the vest is printed the instructions for the use of the vest.
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 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 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 ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. An excellent unused condition dark Luftwaffe blue all stamped steel enlisted ranks belt buckle, complete with its nickel plated double pronged belt fixing system.
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 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 POST JULY 44 COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of post 1944 collar patches for a Senior NCO in a Luftwaffe Rifle Regiment. Jager green wool backing, with its white Rifle Regiment piping, three seagulls with a section of L shaped NCO’s lace to each collar patch.
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 BY JMME & SOHN. The maker JMME & Sohn Berlin is rare to find on a Luftwaffe Flak Badge. Excellent quality early nickel type, wonderful detail to the 88mm gun, huge differences can be seen in the design of the JMME example against other manufacturers, especially in the thinness of the laurel wreath. Impressed to the reverse ‘JMME’ complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK FLIGHT BLOUSE. A very good condition officers flight blouse worn by a Luftwaffe Flak Oberst. The blouse is the standard configuration for the officers flight blouse. One moth nip to the lower right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed, also a sprinkling of moth on the lower front skirt both sides. One minor moth nip to the lower cuffs. The tunic is fitted with a superb quality set of stitch-in Luftwaffe Oberst's shoulder boards with all gilt to the four rank pips. Bright wire work with good bright red underlay. Excellent high quality deeply embroidered wire woven red based collar patches with standard silver wire to the edge of the collar. Breast eagle fitted is again a superb quality wire woven deep officers example. All button fly fronted closure. To the upper right breast as the tunic is viewed are four loops for a long medal ribbon bar and loops for three other awards. Blue grey silk lining with the beautifully silk embroidered grey on grey 'L.V.A.' Luftwaffe issue label. Two snags to the interior lining but no tears. The long silk loop with button closure is fitted to the inside of the tunic for the fitting of either the Luftwaffe sword or the officers dagger. A beautiful example.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK LEUTNANT’S COLLAR PATCHES. An unused set of silver bullion single seagull with oak leaf below on red flak background with silver twisted corded edging.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIEGER BLOUSE FLYING JACKET. A highly unusual item being a standard 1942 enlisted mans flieger bluse with the two lower angled pockets with flaps, originally having the button fly front, which has been converted contemporarily to a flying jacket. The fly front has been removed and an all metal Zipp produced zip has been inserted in the front of the garment. The two lower flapped pockets still exist but with the addition of two short upper breast pockets with matching metal zips, which the pullers are non maker marked. Interestingly it was worn by a member of a Luftwaffe flying school having yellow silk piped slip-on epaulettes with the intertwined gothic KS for war school. Matching yellow backed stitch-on collar patches with late production steel seagulls attached to the rank of Gefreiter with one V shaped rank chevron and to the lower left arm the trade patch of a flight engineer. To the lower breast is the remains of the Luftwaffe Qualification Badge for radio operator/air gunner, the badge cloth itself being felt has been attacked by moth with virtually all of the Luftwaffe grey felt sections eaten away, the remainder of the garment is virtually moth free apart from one small patch of moth close to the lower left hand pocket. Standard machine attached breast eagle. Clearly size marked and Luftwaffe acceptance stamp ‘LBA 42’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A slightly mismatched but worn as a pair set of Luftwaffe Flight NCO’s slip-on shoulder boards, both boards exactly the same length, slight differences in stitching especially around the button hole and a slightly different colour in the underlay cloth for the fitting tab. Both boards with a horseshoe of Luftwaffe lace to the exterior indicating NCO rank. Both slip-on tabs complete. Ideal for fitting to a Luftwaffe flight blouse.
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 overall, no moth tracking or moth holes, stains or damage of any sort. A beautiful tunic.
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 FLYING HELMET CABLE. A rare accessory being the 1 metre long cable that can be used as an extension for the Luftwaffe flying helmet, it is for any model of the Luftwaffe flying helmet. Some of the flying helmets have a short 25cm cable, which then have to have this extension plugged into it to reach the main plug for communications with the aircraft and to ground stations, also many Luftwaffe flying helmets appear on the market with their cables completely removed from the helmet. One end of the two Bakelite plugs can be stripped and the wires re-inserted into the rear of the flying helmet to restore the flying helmet to its original configuration. Raised numbers including the FL number to both of the plugs. Mint condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FUR LINED PILOT’S GLOVES. A superb absolutely mint pair of Luftwaffe blue grey semi gauntlet fur lined flying gloves. A complete matched pair with their original silk woven size label to the interior, marked size ‘7’. All of the male and female press studs present and bright. Excellent for a Luftwaffe mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL GOERING ENLISTED RANKS/NCO’S VISOR CAP. The classic form of the issued cap to members of Regiment General Goering. Standard Luftwaffe tellerform cap in blue grey Luftwaffe cloth with excellent nap remaining. White piping to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the central mohair band. There is one minor moth nip on the left overhang of the cap as the cap is viewed otherwise the cap is totally moth free. It has its original set of stamped aluminium insignia, the eagle being of the early droop tailed variety, standard enlisted ranks NCO’s cockade, twin oval buckle patent leather strap. The visor is a green colour to the interior with the commonly encountered double ribbed edged visor. To the interior the cap is lined in the russet brown lightweight cotton that is found in all of the issued Regiment General Goering caps and many other Luftwaffe tellerform caps. To the centre of the crown is the undamaged celluloid lozenge, which is clearly silver blocked ‘G.A.Hoffmann Berlin S.W.29’. Stamped a good size 57, also ink stamped ‘1937’ and to the label aperture is the printed clothing label of the original owner with the name ‘MAKTE’. As with all of the Regiment General Goering caps that we have ever had it is unit marked with an ink stamping to the underside of the leather sweatband, which although toned in colour is in superb order. The lettering of the wording ‘General Goering’ is faint however letters can be made out which clearly shows the full name, it is marked ‘II/’ the lower part of the large ‘G’ can be seen and the last three letters of the word ‘Goering’ can be seen ‘ing’, below in clearer inks stamping is ‘4.Batterie’. The orange foam cushion that was originally situated behind the sweat band has solidified and broken away. An excellent untouched condition rare Luftwaffe cap.
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 BREAST EAGLE. A very fine example of a hand embroidered padded Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle. The gilt to the main body of the eagle is dull, the gilt to the talons of the eagle and the swastika have stayed bright, we can only assume that a different form of embroiderer’s lace was used for the talons and the swastika, the eagle is backed in black silk.
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 CAR PENNANT. The beautiful condition one side only of a Luftwaffe General’s car pennant measuring 43cms x 20cms or 17 inches x 9½ inches. The central cloth is in the standard Luftwaffe blue grey high quality material with the most superb hand embroidered gold Luftwaffe eagle to the centre with a wing span of 18cms or 7¼ inches. The lace to the edge of the pennant is all in gold with a series of swastikas running through the whole length. The pennant has been very attractively laid in a gold and grey card mount, which we presume was at one time framed and which we believe the glass has broken and it is ready for reframing if desired. The last complete Luftwaffe General’s car pennant we sold was £1,500, due to this being one side only, it is priced accordingly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S VISOR CAP EAGLE. An extremely rare heavy bullion gold wire eagle woven on the standard Luftwaffe backing for the Luftwaffe General’s visor cap. Beautiful detail to the body of the eagle. There is a small pin hole through the blue backing cloth where the eagle has been affixed to a collector’s display board by a pin fixing method, this can only be seen when holding eagle up to light.
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 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 well constructed example impressed ‘GB’ on the reverse side, the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge. The award has toned to a grey finish overall, with some traces of the silvered finish to the eagle remaining and is complete with its original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE. The most desired example by collectors of the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge being the maker marked ‘R.K’ (Richard Karneth). The eagle is held to the main body of the award by three small delicate rivets. Good finish remaining to the patinated clouds and the lightning bolt and good silvered finish to laurel leaf and the Luftwaffe eagle. Wide tapering pin, it catch and hook assembly all original and intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE. A very good solid construction non maker marked Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge. All of the blue paint to the cloud below the eagle and within the lower field of the lightning bolt is all complete. Silver finish still remaining to the eagle. Slight dullness to the wreath. This is the model with the integrally produced pin catch. Original pin and hook still intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION ENLISTED RANKS CUFF TITLE. A beautifully machine embroidered in silver grey thread lettering on a beautiful blue Luftwaffe backing. On the reverse side is a velvet-like feel to the cuff title. Mint unused from stores.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION NCO’S CUFF TITLE. A magnificent mint unissued condition full length Hermann Goering NCO’s cuff title, beautifully machine embroidered on Luftwaffe blue backing with silver grey Russia braid edging, as stated, mint from stores.
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 KAPOK LIFE VEST. A good example of the scarce Luftwaffe Kapok life vest, this type of life vest is generally associated with the personnel of multi crewed aircraft. This example has its rubber ink stamped instructions to the upper inner panel. All of its waist and crotch strapping is complete. All wooden toggles securing the front of the life vest together are complete. Some light surface staining and discoloration from the male and female parts of the closing flaps on each shoulder. Excellent for a Luftwaffe display mannequin.
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 LEATHER FLYING HELMET. An overall good condition all brown leather sheepskin lined winter flying helmet. One minor scuff to the leather close to the right hand earphone. All male/female closure studs complete, buckles non rusted, complete with its full compliment of throat microphones and its long plug in jack plug. To the interior the sheepskin is good with its original technical label indicating that the maker of the helmet is the Deutsche Telephonwerke with its red ink Luftwaffe acceptance over-stamp and all other technical details clear.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good EF62 size shell, to the exterior it retains much of its original very dark blue grey Luftwaffe colour paint. The decal is clear in form with some of the wing detail being slightly obscure and one scratch to the right hand wing tip and the tail of the eagle, otherwise generally good. Complete with its original leather lining, which is soft and supple and original drawstring, leather chinstrap complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET. A good Luftwaffe M.40 single decal helmet manufactured Q with the first letter only ‘6’ being visible of the size. The liner is stamped ‘56’. The shell retains virtually all of its paint finish with some minor abrasions and splashes of white paint as if it has been stored somewhere close to painting being in operation. All the finish remains to the three liner rivets. The decal is 100% clear and undamaged. The interior liner is in the mid tan colour, slightly dry around the lower edges. All the tongues are complete and firm. Strap missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A very large size Luftwaffe single decal combat helmet retaining virtually all of its original paint finish, which has darkened over the years. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with one abrasions to the right hand wing tip. The helmet still appears to have mud within the lower outstretched rim, some light rusting showing through in areas which can be seen from our web images. To the interior the skull is stamped ‘NS’ which appears to be ‘66’ the first digit is faint. The interior liner has all its tongues complete, the leather is supple, the stitching at the rear joining the two halves of the liner together has rotted and there is damage to the tips of two tongues. The helmet is with an original leather drawstring and the leather has been blackened overall. The vendor who offered this helmet to us stated he used to play with it as a child after it was brought home from WWII by his father.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. Shell with minor abrasions but good paint finish remaining. Minor abrasions to the Luftwaffe decal as can be seen from our web images, marked ‘CLK’ with the first number of the size stamping obscured into the reverse skirt with a batch number ‘2592’. Complete with its leather liner with superb colour, evidence of minor wear use around the base of the liner, complete with its original drawstring. The remains of hand applied owner’s name to the leather liner with faint traces of the size, which appears to be ‘55’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.43 CAP. A size 57 Luftwaffe M.43 cap. Good nap to the cloth, one moth hole below the side flap, which cannot be seen, one small moth nip on the exterior and a small tear repair on the crown. All complete with its machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey eagle and national cockade below with both Luftwaffe blue grey buttons. The interior has herringbone lining in excellent condition, clearly size stamped.
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 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 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 MINT SHOULDER BOARDS. A absolutely mint unissued pair of slip-on flight section of paratrooper NCO’s shoulder boards. Beautiful thick nap to the centre of each board, trimmed in Luftwaffe silver tress with yellow wool piping. Each board has its slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NON ELECTRIC FLYING HELMET. The all leather flying helmet without headphones or the fittings for throat microphones, normally used in open cockpit aircraft. Beautiful leather exterior, sheepskin lined, complete with its RB number, silk woven label, size ‘54’ stamped.
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 OBSERVER BADGE. A mid war period construction Observer Badge in zinc. Maker marked on the reverse side ‘P.Meybauer, Berlin’. Although in zinc the quality is good, the award has turned to a grey matching finish overall, complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A very nice early hand embroidered droop tailed eagle Luftwaffe officers breast eagle. Evidence of wear where affixed to a tunic with stitches still remaining. Excellent weave quality with highlighted tops of wings and swastika and talons of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS CAP EAGLE, MINT UNISSUED. An absolutely mint unissued beautifully hand embroidered Luftwaffe officers cap eagle in silver bright bullion on its ribbed Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, still with its original price tag attached.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS CAP. A very well service used Luftwaffe officers visor cap, size unmarked but probably size 56. Good jaunty shape, has seen much service, no moth damage to the upper body, waffenfarbe generally good with the lower line of silver waffenfarbe around the base of the mohair band shredded in places and oxidised through wear. An exact matching set of slightly oxidised Luftwaffe officers eagle and national cockade, standard officers cap cords. The leather front trim normally found around the front of Luftwaffe officers caps has disappeared, again through wear. To the interior the leather sweatband is complete but darkened through usage. The blue silk lining is complete again showing signs of wear and staining. The centre celluloid lozenge is complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS FLIEGERBLUSE UNIFORM. A very good Luftwaffe fliegerbluse uniform of exact matching material between the breeches and the tunic. Medium size overall. Standard Luftwaffe blue grey cloth. The insignia fitted is for a Luftwaffe Flight Major. Stitch-in bullion yellow wool based shoulder boards with matching yellow based bullion embroidered collar patches. Standard silver waffenfarbe to the edge of the collar. An early droop tailed bullion wire breast eagle, which has two strands missing. To the upper left breast are three loops for a medium size medal ribbon bar and to the lower left breast loops for three awards. Standard configuration of two scalloped pockets without flaps. Four button fly front of which one button is unfortunately missing. There are minor repairs from moth damage with one moth hole on the rear panel still visible. Herringbone twill Luftwaffe blue grey lining material. The breeches, which have been constructed from the same bolt of cloth has identical weave and have two angled front pockets that are closed with zeltbahn style buttons. The waist has been tailored to accept a waist belt with additional loops with the rear of the breech in the left seat area there are three moth holes. A super matching flight blouse uniform to a Luftwaffe Flight Major.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS PRESENTATION SWORD. A rare Luftwaffe officer's sword with presentation blade. A standard aluminium fitted sword, very fine 71cm length blade, maker marked Weyersburg of Solingen. The face of the blade has a 26cm length central panel finely etched with floriated patterns and having 3 central scrolls, which read Fur Gute Leistungen im Schiesjahr 1939 der RDL. A close translation of which is for good service in part of the year 1939 from the RDL. Unfortunately we have not been able to identify what the letters RDL are for. The leather to both the scabbard and grip are excellent with 2 minor abrasions to the grip leather and the brushed aluminium finish to all the other fittings are very good with a slight loss of gilt to the upper large mobile Swastika on both the front and rear of the pommel.
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 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 VISOR CAP. A magnificent example of a mid to late war constructed Luftwaffe officers visor cap. The cap is in unworn condition, large size ‘58’ with size label still attached to the sweatband. All nap of cloth absolutely thick and superb. Silver wire waffenfarbe to the upper crown plus the upper and lower sections of the mohair centre band. A beautiful matching set of Luftwaffe eagle and national cockade with standard silver cap cords fitted and matching side buttons. The peak is of the non extra ribbed variety conversant with a mid to late war construction period and is constructed from fibre. The interior sweatband is beautiful white grained leather with Luftwaffe blue grey silk lining with a complete celluloid centre lozenge with the lettering faint stamped to the silk ‘Verkaufs-Abteilung Der Luftwaffe, Berlin SW68’ with the original paper size ticket still attached. At the very rear of the cap is a 1 cm section of the bamboo strengthener, which is protruding out from the silver waffenfarbe. A beautiful saddle shaped cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good example, unused, of the machine embroidered Luftwaffe Paratrooper Qualification badge. Yellow embroidered diving eagle with a silver grey wreath on Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Some of the original paper backing is still attached.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good unused example, high quality machine embroidered Luftwaffe paratrooper type eagle with silver grey wreath. To the reverse side adhesive tape where this has been adhered to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE. A fine early construction example of a non maker marked Luftwaffe Paratrooper badge. All of the gilt remaining to the diving eagle, the patinated dark grey to black finish to the surrounding oak and laurel leaf wreath is complete with slight rubbing to the high points of some of the leaves. All of the finish remaining on the reverse side. Two delicate domed rivets. The award is all complete with its original vertical needle pin, hook and catch system.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE. A very high quality non maker marked example of the highly desirable Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge. Grey finish overall to the laurel and oak leaf wreath. Virtually all of the gilt to the high quality and very detailed diving eagle. Thick needle pin all complete with its original pin and catch system. Two small domed rivets.
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 SMOCK, CONVERTED. A fine battle worn service item being the splinter pattern heavy canvas weight Luftwaffe paratrooper smock, which has had the tails clipped short with a squared off base to the jacket. The pistol holster has been removed from the rear, otherwise the configuration of the rare paratrooper smock is still in its original form. Two angled shoulder pockets with Rapid metal zips and the original leather zip pullers with the identical Rapid zips in a horizontal form to the lower pockets with their original flaps. All correct Luftwaffe blue grey buttons fitted. Some fading overall. Some minor field repairs with the closure studs for the lower sleeves missing. Primarily the smock has been converted into a Luftwaffe Field Division smock. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER BADGE IN CLOTH. Beautiful grey and yellow embroidery on Luftwaffe blue grey backing wool.
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 PILOT’S BADGE BY ASSMANN. An excellent condition Luftwaffe Pilot’s Badge, very deep 65218detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Fine patinated darkened finish within the wings of the pilot style eagle. On the reverse side is a thick needle pin, which is slightly bent indicating it has possibly been on a uniform. Assmann marked to the centre of the eagle, two domed rivets.
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 CASED. A good heavy nickel unmarked example of a Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge, finish generally good overall, some loss of the 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 catch system all in place. The badge is fitted into its original presentation case with the outside of the lid gold blocked and titled ‘Flugzeugfurher 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 on open display in sunlight for many years. Some edges of the box are slightly worn.
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 PRESENTATION TRAY. An impressive white metal tray rectangular in dished form measuring 31cms x 25cms with four ball feet. To the centre of the tray is engraved a Luftwaffe early drooped tail eagle 4cms long with a swastika surrounded by a cogwheel indicating this may be an engineering section with a further engraving ‘1st prize Christmas 1939 Kegel Kameradschaft Luftpark Juterborg’ with below an inverted triangle with seagull and the lettering ‘LD’. An attractive Luftwaffe item.
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 AIR GUNNER BADGE. A very fine condition Luftwaffe Radio Operator/Air Gunner’s badge, totally unmarked but possibly by Steinhauer & Luck. The majority of the silvered finish remaining to the laurel and oak leaf wreath with highlighted swastika. Dark patinated chemical finish to the diving eagle. Thick needle pin. Two semi domed rivets to the reverse side with original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT BAR IN SILVER. A toned Osang Dresden made Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Flight Bar. The silvered finish toned overall, all the chemically blackened finish to the eagle’s head is good and complete. Stamped ‘Osang, Dresden’ on the reverse side, complete with its original wide tapering pin and original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SCHWIMMVEST. This is a later production model of the 2nd type bladder vest that had a simplified skeletal back strap arrangement, the later production is shown by the following details:- printed directly by stamping instruction and makers label to the reverse interior as well as zinc plated steel closure fittings. The original oxygen bottle is in place with its Bakelite hand cap. The original mouth inflation tube is present and although a little stiff still has suppleness and should not crack. The original Bakelite mouthpiece is still intact. All straps are present. The item is grubby from service use and storage. The rear tie belt at some time has been repaired, this repair could be of depot level and is very well executed using an almost identical weave strap to the rear.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHEEPSKIN WINTER HAT.. A good example of the Luftwaffe suede and sheepskin winter hat, large size. Some age discoloration, the sheepskin in complete, slight staining to the white leather peak, complete with its grey on dark blue Luftwaffe cap insignia with national roundel below.
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 SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD, YELLOW PIPED. A complete slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe NCO. Yellow wool piped. Originally there was one rank pip fitted to the board, which is now missing. Correct Luftwaffe tress fitted. The tab is complete and lined with the Luftwaffe blue grey uniform lining cloth.
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 SUMMER FLYING SUIT. An excellent used two-piece flying outfit officially termed Channel Suit Summer weight, Continental or Mediterranean pattern, these were certainly worn in the European theatre of operation as well as the Mediterranean and are produced from the typical grey fleck material. The jacket is an above average example of this stylist and practical garment with just light surface staining, a little russet rust to press studs. The zip leather puller is still in place, it would appear that the zip has had a little re-tacking, however the overall appearance is very presentable and tidy. The original tightening buckles remain to the interior. The Luftwaffe eagle is a woollen backed type which has been hand tacked in place upon the breast. The sleeve linings are of Luftwaffe blue Rayon material. There is a little damage to one or two of the glass cuff buttons however these could easily be replaced. Complimenting the jacket is an excellent pair of trousers in the same material with usual areas of staining and one or two small nicks above the inner calves through service wear, these have been repaired at the time and do not affect the overall appearance, if anything adding to the combat flyer appearance. All zips are the white plastic RiRi type to the pockets and legs. The lead inner calf closures are the metal Rapid type all having their leather pullers. To the interior the pockets have various spacers and loops for flare cartridges etc., The flare pistol holster has been removed. The tightening buckles are still in place to the outer waist band as are the blue glass buttons. There is a good olive RB numbered type stamp and a size of '2B' making this a good mannequin sized set. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SUMMER FLYING TROUSERS FROM TWO PIECE SUIT. An excellent pair of the salt and pepper cloth type trousers in the channel hose format with large outer thigh pockets, these are the trouser part of the two piece summer flying suit. The trousers have seen good service wear however remain excellent throughout with all zips functioning. There is light dirt to the outer surface, which is totally consummate with combat flying use. The zip pullers are present and the inner pockets have their various straps and holders for various items of survival equipment. All press studs are present and are working correctly. A rare set of trousers.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SUMMER NETTING FLYING HELMET. A beautiful mixture of the light and dark brown colours to this scarce summer helmet. The netting, which is invariably torn or broken is untouched on this undamaged example, without any scratching to the contrasting mid tan leather earpieces, which contain the headphones. All other strapping is complete however the twin screws on the side post for the attachment of the oxygen mask clips are missing and also the long electrical lead and jack plug. Both throat microphones are fitted to the throat strap with reconstruction needed to re-attach one of the leather throat microphone straps to the main body of the helmet. A small label to the interior marked ‘B.425258’ this possibly maybe the indication of usage with an East European Air Force after WWII as many captured Luftwaffe items were.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL MACHETE. A superb example of a Luftwaffe aircraft survival pack machete. The machete came with two types of blades, a standard type of machete with plain back edge and a much rarer saw back variety, this is the rarer saw back variety. Excellent blade, some evidence of cleaning visible but no abusing or misshaping having its full Alcoso logo visible being the weighting scales with ‘AWS’ plus ‘Alcoso’ in script with ‘Solingen’ below. Some traces of surface rust at the point where the blade fits into its chemically blackened S shaped cross guard with the remainder of the hilt having this blackened finish. Wood grips excellent and undamaged with all of their grooves non-abused. All fitted into its beautifully blued flat wide scabbard that does have surface spot rusting coming through from the steel below and complete with its again rare olive drab webbing frog.
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 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 SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT WITH SHOULDER BOARDS. A good size Luftwaffe tropical short sleeve shirt, two upper breast pockets with pleats, full front opening, complete with a set of Luftwaffe slip-on Signals section shoulder boards, to which the material matches exactly the shade of the shirt. Stitches to shirt visible where Luftwaffe triangular breast eagle was previously fitted.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TWO-PIECE BUCKLE. An unusual two-piece constructed Luftwaffe enlisted mans buckle, still with much original grey finish. The oval Luftwaffe circlet placed on the rectangular base is held down with four folded tabs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE UNTEROFFIZIER FLIGHT COLLAR PATCHES. A set of golden yellow based collar patches with one aluminium seagull attached for a Luftwaffe Unteroffizier. Stitches remain to the edges where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE UNTEROFFIZIER SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Flight Unteroffizier. Yellow silk piped. Completely surrounded with the correct Luftwaffe uniform tress. Originally there were two rank pips, one is missing. Complete with its slip-on tab, which is lined with the Luftwaffe grey blue uniform lining cloth.
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. A highly unusual item of Third Reich headdress being a totally dedicated Luftwaffe winter hat. The exterior is in Luftwaffe blue grey material, brown sheepskin earflaps and peak, blue grey material totally moth free. To the interior multi quilted lined with the original maker’s label of one of the two companies that made the Panzer beret for the Armoured Forces G.A.Hoffmann of Berlin. Clearly dated ‘1942’ and size stamped ‘62’. Obvious service wear use to the interior. The canvas tab that holds the hat to the wearer’s neck when the earflaps are turned down is all complete but its securing button is missing.
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 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. 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 WRIST COMPASS. An excellent condition fully operable wrist compass with its leather strap. Complete water filled. Marked on the Bakelite reverse side with all relevant technical data with its Luftwaffe 'FL' number. There is a slight crack to the body but the water filling has not leaked.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWCHUTZ MEDAL 2ND CLASS. A good detailed strike of the Luftschutz medal 2nd class with its original grey finish intact overall. Complete with its short section of lilic, red, white and black ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LUGER PO8 PISTOL HOLSTER. A very good hard shell holster in army closure configuration for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol. All stitching good and strong. Good form. Closure buckle excellent, complete with both original belt loops on the reverse side with the stitching to the loops very strong. Heavily stamped ‘PO8’ faintly marked with eagle and swastika acceptance stamp plus ‘BDQ 41’ date and maker.
GERMAN WWII LUGER PO8 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER. A good hard shell holster for the Luger PO8 with the army closure system. Strap and buckle in good order with strong stitching. Original stripping tool intact, which is slightly rusty. Both original belt loops fitted to the reverse side with good strong stitching. Very heavily stamped ‘PO8’ Clearly maker coded ‘DTV 41’ with very clear waffen amt stamp. One hole to the lower section of the spare magazine apeture.
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.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.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.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good stored condition Q64 single decal combat helmet retaining at least 55% of its original paint finish, only faint traces of its army single decal visible as can be seen by our web images. This is an early M.40 helmet indicated by the dark apple green finish remaining to the interior skirt. The leather liner is superb. The interior liner all complete, still retaining some good medium tan colour. The liner tongues all intact and the liner itself is firm and supple. The helmet is also complete with its dried leather chinstrap, which is complete. This is a classic storage find helmet.
GERMAN WWII M.42 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A highly interesting camouflage M.42 combat helmet, over-painted in heavy brush strokes with sand beneath the paint in a brown, green and light grey pattern, which can clearly be seen on our web images. The helmet had previously been painted in a light tan of which the complete lower interior skirt is shown in this light tan colour. The interior bowl is in its original field grey, complete with its original liner band, excellent condition light tan liner, all of the tongues present, complete with the original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII M.42 RAW EDGE COMBAT HELMET. An excellent totally original CLK marked shell fitted with one of the best reproduction liners we have seen and a good reproduction chinstrap. Liner size stamped ‘57’. An ideal helmet for re-enacting or for the display of a helmet cover or net.
GERMAN WWII M.42 TAN AND WATER PARATROOPER JUMP SMOCK. The 1942 model jump smock was a development of the German Fallschirmjager parachuting garment, it has open legs and replaced the previous step in type smock. The obvious shortcomings of the step in smock whilst being used by the combat soldier were a constant problem, this smock represents the type of smock worn from 43 until the end of the war. The fabric is the duck type water repellent material with the light brown inner. The sumpfmunster type camouflage pattern came in various styles, this particular style is the soft edged type. The smock itself is classic from approximately 44. There is a clear RB number to the interior as well as size details. The white Riri zips are present and have their leather pullers. The glass blue Luftwaffe buttons are to the front. To the rear is the flare pistol holster arrangement. There is the small tab to the side for adjusting to the waist. There is the small tab to the lower left hand side to accommodate the bayonet scabbard. There is a small hook to the collar closure. Unfortunately there is one downside to this smock, however it is of historical importance, approximately one-third of the smock on the lower left hand side has been burnt away, this has risen half way through the lower pocket, however the zip and flap remain in place. We have left the smock as is, careful restoration may prove fruitful, but we believe this is an interesting historical garment in itself. The garment was purchased in Germany recently by us by one of the people who regularly finds items of interesting militaria for us. This item was found near Iserlohn, this was in the Ruhr pocket and this area capitulated on the 15th April 1945. There was extremely heavy fighting in this area and some research has shown us that they fought against the 99th American Infantry Division. Interestingly in the book Green Devils by History & Collection, there is a passage that reads 'written by a German soldier how he took civilian cloths and presumably disposed of his uniform and escaped dressed as a postman'. Many of the Fallschirmjager troops in this pocket were related to the Fallschirmjager school that was in this large German town, the Fallschirmjager school had many branches including Fallschirm Artillery. The actual place the smock was found is in a small area known as Barendorf, unfortunately we know no further details so one can only speculate to the exact history of this smock, however this area did come under serious bombardment, many Fallschirmjager units were surrounded and many escaped to carry on the fight. A highly interesting and historical smock. There appears to be no sign that there was ever an eagle sewn into the smock's upper left breast.
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 M40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. An extremely reasonably priced large sized M40 single decal army helmet. Very faintly marked ‘ET66’ to the inside skirt. The exterior has a secondary paint finish applied of apple green with the remains of the army decal, which can be seen on our web images. Some abrasions, white paint mark to the reverse side, only the remains of the liner intact, which can also be seen on our web images. Standard zinc liner with rounded edged buckle clips.
GERMAN WWII M42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good army single decal large size combat helmet, the exterior shell has some degree of corrosion but retains much of its original paint finish. The decal, as can be seen from our web images, is good with minor chipping. Untouched rivets. The liner is in excellent condition with just one tongue split, clearly marked size ‘57’. The remains of the strap complete and with faint traces of the original owner’s name painted in white into the rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII MACHIEN EMBROIDERED ON WOOL EDELWEISS ARM BADGE. The circular beautifully machine embroidered arm badge in white, yellow and green worn on the sleeve of German mountain troopers. A small amount of glue on the reverse side where previously attached to a collector’s display board.
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 MAUSER K98 BAYONET. A superb condition Mauser K98 bayonet, matching numbers to both scabbard and blade. The blade is excellent with all original blued finish remaining. Blueing evident to the face side of the upper pommel with slight rusting to the reverse side. Plastic grips, the blade is marked ’42 FNJ’ with the number ‘5815’. Matching ‘5815’ to the scabbard. The scabbard has much original blueing, one minor indentation, complete with its leather frog. Bakelite grip. Waffen amt stamped to the reverse side of the top pommel close to the rust spots, which could be removed, is desired. Good white stitching visible to the frog construction.
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 MAUTHAUSEN IDENTITY DISC. A rare single splittable identity disc for a Mauthausen camp guard. Some minor corrosion close to the double holes for string suspension. Some corrosion is slightly polished out but revealing ‘Guard No.603’ marked ‘WAFFEN SS SS-T.STUBA KL.MAUTHAUSEN’.
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 MEDICS RUCK SACK. A late war Medics ruck sack with the Medic red cross removed from the outer fur cover. Contructed in the late war light coloured tan canva,s with red selvage lines visible upon the cloth. When viewing inside the flap pocket the remians of the stitcing holes are present where the Medics red cross has been removed. The lower connecting buckles have also been removed from the ruck sack.
GERMAN WWII MG13 SHOULDER CARRYING MAGAZINES AND POUCHES. A good clean set of 8 25 round magazines for the MG13 light machine gun. The magazines are fitted into the heavy web canvas and brown leather aged pouches, which are carried around the neck on a neck supporting leather and canvas strap. Each magazine is ‘1938’ dated and waffen amt stamped. The MG13 was introduced into German Reichswehr service in 1930 where it served as a standard light machine gun until superseded by the faster firing mocel MG34 and then the MG42. It was officially withdrawn from service in 1934, most of the guns were sold to Portugal, the MG13 guns that were not sold were placed into storage and these later saw use in late WWII by 2nd line German units, it was a very high quality machine gun.
GERMAN WWII MG15 MAGAZINE POUCH SET. A pair of neck carried webbing and leather magazine pouches for the MG15 used by many Waffen SS units in the early war period. WA acceptance stamped with large eagle and swastika to the inside of one of the lids. Some service wear. Complete with its neck carrying strap.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 50 ROUND DRUM. A repainted in ordnance tan 50 round drum magazine for the MG34/42. Completely unmarked.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 ANTI AIRCRAFT EXTENSION LEG. A rare original Third Reich period anti aircraft extension leg for fitting to the post on the front of the MG34/42 Lafette mount. Faint traces of its original ordnance tan paint remaining. The sprung loaded fitting is still working correctly. Some minor surface corrosion, however a rare accessory.
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 TRIPOD. A superb example of the MG42 tripod. re painted in a fern green. All of the lettering to the gauges picked out in white. It is complete with its sight mounting block, its spare bolt container. It has the original cloth padded cover to one of the back pads, the second one is of a slightly different texture and colour indicating that it is a restored recovered example. The carrying straps are of possibly Yugoslav origin. All of the bare metalwork is in a most beautiful condition, clearly stamped ‘BKH 1943’. All of the telescopic legs work correctly and are fully oiled. The trigger mechanism is perfect. Fully operable and a great display piece for setting the MG42 upon.
GERMAN WWII MISMATCHED K98 POUCHES. A pair of K98 pouches, identical in construction but slightly difference in condition, one maker marked and dated ‘42’ the other pouch is marked but very difficult to discern amongst the pebbled leather. Identical shaped D rings on the reverse side and belt loop rivets.
GERMAN WWII MODEL 43 ANKLE BOOTS. A fine unworn pair of ankle boots still in the original brown colour, four eyelets with five upper hooks, good size, complete with faint traces of a maker’s mark in between the sole and the heel, both the soles and the heels are complete with al their metal cleats and studs, the laces are also complete.
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE. A good example of the bronze grade of the Mothers Cross. Good finish remaining. One very minor chip to the upper arm of the blue enamel with a short section of ribbon. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MOTHER’S CROSS IN GOLD, CASED. A beautiful example of the gold version of the Mother’s Cross in its fitted case. All gilt mint, totally undamaged enamel, full length ribbon. The upper inner silk to the lid is marked ‘Deumer’. Good gilt to the outline of the Mother’s Cross to the front of the blue box.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER’S CROSS IN GOLD. An absolutely mint unissued condition Mothers Cross in gold, mint bright gilt, superb blue and white enamel. Signed on the reverse side ‘16th December 1938’ with facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler with the long section of blue and white ribbon still wrapped in its original wrapping paper.
GERMAN WWII MOTORISED GENDARMERIE CUFF TITLE. A service worn NCO’s version of the police motorised Gendarmerie cuff title. This has been affixed to a tunic, stitches still remain, nap of cloth thin and some moth damage as can be seen on our web images. The lettering ‘Motorised Gendarmerie’ in NC O silver weave.
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 OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A superb condition high quality manufacture mountain trooper officers peaked visor cap, although non sized, upon test it would appear to be 59 or 60. Beautiful Melton soft grey green material to the upper area contrasting superbly with the dark green centre band and the mountain green waffenfarbe to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the green centre band. An exact matching set of national eagle and aluminium cockade. Standard officers cap cords, silvered pebbled side buttons, standard fibre peak. To the interior the wide mid tan leather sweatband shows evidence of minor wear use with the remainder of the inside being lined in a gold satin material with a complete centre celluloid lozenge having a manufacturer’s trademark of ‘Fewegla’ followed by a German style eagle within a circle with the lettering ‘Deutsche Werkarbeit’ with the word in script below ‘Sonderklasse’. One time in the cap’s life there was an orange foam pad behind the forehead area, this has solidified and broken away.
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 MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SKIS. A superb set of issue skis to the mountain troops of the German Army. Superb condition having all the belts, strapping and clamps needed. Slight rusting to the metal parts. Clearly marked on the underside of the tip of each ski ‘Militaer Model 1942’ maker marked ‘Johansen & Nilsen’. Painted white on the inside with a green stripe to the centre. Complete with their set of wooden poles, leather wrist strap and bamboo and leather basis. A rare and hard to find item to complete the mountain trooper mannequin, these were sold by Regimentals probably 15 years ago and have now been re-purchased.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SMOCK. The grey green non reversible mountain troopers windproof smock in rubberised canvas. Superb condition, complete with its three breast pockets, protective hood, two rear pockets all with compressed paper buttons. Original neck closure string is intact. Some surface staining. The smock is reversible with the two lower rear pockets only available when worn in reverse order.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SNOW SHOES. The rope and wood device that was fitted to the mountain troopers boot for ease of walking in the snow, the strapping in the classic tropical style webbing with all other fitting buckles complete.
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 LOADING TOOL POUCH. A good example of the grey blue MP40 pouch, three compartments for magazines including the extra large pouch for the fitting of the loading tool. Some minor abrasions to two of the closing flaps otherwise it retains good colour. All of the leather fittings are in black. White stitching overall both to the webbing and the leather sections show bright against the grey blue of the web. All closure tabs to the front are in black leather. Some slight surface wear to the loading tool pouch, otherwise overall an excellent item.
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH. A good example of the scarce grey blue three compartment MP40 pouch. Good colour remaining to the webbing with all white stitching both to the web sections and the leather attachments showing bright. All the leather fittings are in black. Waffen amt stamped, maker coded dated ‘43’ to one of the reverse side belt loops. All of the front compartment closure loops are in black with a steel D ring for attaching to the Y straps.
GERMAN WWII NARVIK SHIELD. A Narvik Shield that has lost its backing plate and has only one prong left.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFULSERVICE MEDAL IN GOLD. A superb example of the National Faithful Service medal, all gilding present, totally undamaged black central swastika, complete with a length of blue ribbon with its dress fitting pin and hook.
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 HARBOUR FLAG. A rare flag used to signify harbour duties extensively used by harbour police. Typical heavy wool construction with printed party flag overlay. Extensive manufacture details plus designation and size printed to the edge. Marked as 50 x 60. Some scattered moth nips however fine and displayable. The rope corner tabs are now trimmed short. One of the few we have encountered of these rare flags in many years.
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 NON COMBAT Y STRAPS. Although initially designed just for parade use these leather Y straps were commonly used by Luftwaffe paratroopers. Beautifully maker marked ‘Wersa 1941 Munchen’. All paint remaining to the metal components, the leather is good and strong.
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 MEDAL. An absolutely mint example of the 10 year Long Service medal, in its original box with its length of ribbon. Brown card box having the gilded outstretched winged eagle and swastika to the lid. Marked on the base of the box in ink ‘RZM’ with slightly obscured numbers.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. 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.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP OR SA OFFICERS BOOTS. A fabulous condition pair of brown marching boots for a political or SA leader. Very fine classic brown colour, soles and heels perfect. Both boots are complete with their blue and white canvas pulls to the inside. Ideal for mannequin mounting on a NSDAP or SA display.
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.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. An absolutely mint unissued condition beautiful quality thick heavy wool armband with the multi overlay black swastika on a white ribbed silk field. Two minute moth holes on the side. Complete with its original paper RZM ticket.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP REICHSLANDBUND MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief on the reverse side. 20mm wingspan. Complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP SWASTIKA FLAG. A very large double sided flag measuring 3m x 1 m, good red colour to field with large central white disc and a multi stitched swastika, 2 tears to drape have been stitched repaired., suspension rope intact but the ends have been cut off.
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 NSFK 1938 ROUND GERMANY FLIGHT AWARD. The very attractive oval 9 x 7 cms award for a member of the NSFK of the 1938 Round Germany Air Race. The award itself retains all its original beautiful bronze finish with raised inscription on the reverse side with facsimile signature of the Leader of the NSFK Friedrich Christiansen. Individually numbered ‘5407’ laid into its velvet base in its original box. To the upper inner lid gold blocked to the silk ‘NATIONAL SOZIALLSTLSCHES FLIEGERKORPS DER KORPSFUHRER’. On lifting down the upper inner lid is revealed the original award certificate to ‘NSFK Mann Letsch, Trier’ with further text and again the facsimile signature of Christiansen. This is numbered on the back matching to the award 5407. Exterior of the box is absolutely mint condition.
GERMAN WWII NSFK ENLISTED RANKS BREAST EAGLE. A beautifully machine embroidered Icrus embroidered onto NSFK tan backing cloth with large black embroidered swastika for attaching to the right hand breast of the NSFK enlisted mans shirt.
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. 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 NSKK ENLISTED MANS DAGGER. A very good example of a completely original NSKK enlisted mans dagger with a good blade by ‘Wilh.Kober & Company of Suhl’. The blade has much original cross grain finish remaining, some light spotting to the blade, good bright finish. The hilt has the early heavy nickel fittings, area group marked ‘TH’ on the reverse of the lower cross guard. The wood grip is absolutely perfect with beautiful grain showing. Totally undamaged brown enamel SA inset with a high quality national eagle. The scabbard retains virtually all of its original black painted finish with some minor loss, rust bleed lines showing through in areas otherwise good. The plating to the upper and lower scabbard mounts good with all four original screws for the upper and lower mounts intact. One minor indentation to the ball at the base of the lower scabbard mount.
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 M.43 CAP. An unusual form for the M.43 cap, constructed in the absolutely correct material for the NSKK, very fine condition, all nap of cloth good. The side fold down flaps are fully connected at the front instead of having buttons and when folded down forms itself into the correct chin closure. Gold silk lining. Wear use visible around the forehead area, complete with its very finely Bevo woven NSKK silver on black emblem.
GERMAN WWII NSKK M33 DAGGER. An exceptionally good condition double marked NSKK enlisted mans dagger. The blade is excellent with all cross grain finish remaining. Some minor abrasions close to the tip. Marked ‘RZM M7/66’ which is the Eickhorn number plus its original complete Eickhorn trademark below. Wood grips excellent with a high quality SA inset and matching heavy nickel national eagle. Good quality heavy nickel upper and lower cross guard mounts and matching quality scabbard mounts with the screws all intact with the heads unturned. Undented ball to the lower cross guard mount. One slight dent on the front and reverse side of the lower scabbard mount slightly distorting the mount close to its upper tip. At least 75% of the original black painted finish remaining to the scabbard.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MANS DAGGER. An exceptionally good condition blade by the good maker of Gustav Spitzer, Solingen. Virtually all the cross grain finish remaining, good dark grey base to the Ulles Fur Deutschland logo. Some minor spotting. Good heavy nickel upper and lower cross guard mounts. The wood grip is totally undamaged with the enamel good to the SA inset with a high quality national eagle and swastika. NS group mark on the reverse of the lower cross guard mount. All fitted into its black anodised scabbard with good plating to the upper and lower scabbard mounts. All original screws intact. One minor indentation to the left hand side of the lower scabbard mount.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MANS DAGGER. A superb example of the Model 33 NSKK enlisted mans dagger. The blade is absolutely magnificent, produced by probably the rarest maker we have encountered, the logo is ‘MACERO’ with named underneath ‘Henkel & Muller, Solingen-O.’ Virtually all of the cross grain finish remaining, fitted into its early heavy nickel fitted, totally undamaged wood grip with a high quality national eagle and an undamaged enamel SA inset. Complete with its originally black painted scabbard, which retains all of its original paint with some rust bleed through from the steel below. The upper and lower scabbard mounts have good bright nickel with one indentation to the lower ball. A group marking has been stamped on the reverse of the lower cross guard but unfortunately it is difficult to decipher.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MARINE CAP INSIGNIA. An extremely rare piece of insignia from the Third Reich being a beautifully hand embroidered gold laurel leaf, crossed anchors with central swastika roundel. Complete with its paper backing and the remains of its original RZM ticket. Stitches through the paper where the base of the insignia was applied by machine and stitches through the remainder of the half round circlet where the insignia was applied by hand. A scarce item.
GERMAN WWII NSKK OFFICERS KEPI. A perfectly formed and a mint condition NSKK officers olive brown kepi constructed in the olive brown ribbed material, this example being of good size, stamped size ‘57’ to the interior lining. The main body is in the olive brown with the upper part below the crown in the standard black. Officers 2mm twisted cord around the crown and the upper edge of the scallop sides. NSKK badge to the front with aluminium NSKK button and standard single central buckled leather strap. It is extremely difficult to identify the full rank of this kepi, fitted to the kepi below the 2mm twisted cord officers piping on the lower scallop is a 1 cm row of silver tress with single black centre line, this is identical to the tress fitted to the feldmutze or overseas cap. We can only speculate that this is a lower formation leader. The NSKK went through many uniform changes during its period of existence. To the interior the light tan leather sweatband is in superb order, the interior fully lined in a light tan/gold lightweight cotton with a central celluloid lozenge, non maker or retailer marked. The kepi does not have any moth damage or staining in any area. A very rare piece of NSKK headdress. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NSKK SHIRT OLD FIGHTERS CHEVRON. The beautifully Bevo woven NSKK insignia over a silvered V for the Old Fighters chevron on light tan backing for wearing on the tan NSKK shirt.
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 NSKOV ARMBAND. The NSKOV Armband worn between 1938 and 1945 by war veterans, Black wool base material with the 38/45 insignia shield shaped and woven in Bevo style affixed.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS DRESS ANKLE BOOTS. A superb condition pair of the official officers dress boots worn with full dress uniform. Four eyelets to the lower part plus four hooks above for lacing through, beautiful soles and heels, hardly worn. ‘Salamanda’ manufacturer’s embroidered name in the canvas pull plus size stamps to the interior.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS M43 CAP EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. A rare service worn T shaped Bevo officer quality silver wire woven eagle and national cockade below. This has been fitted to a cap and some stitches still remain. Condition:
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS MARCHING BOOTS. A good pair of pebbled leather officers marching boots, complete with virtually all of their marching studs and steel toe and heel cleats.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES ARMBAND. An armband in the German coloured stripes red, white and black with overlaid to the centre beautifully embroidered a swastika in silver bullion wire. This could be either an early NSDAP armband or a veteran’s armband. Some strands slightly loose to the silver embroidered swastika, excellent colour overall.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES ARMBAND. A nicely constructed all heavy blue felt armband with the stitched overlaid shield shaped Bevo woven insignia of the Kiel lighthouse being the insignia of the old Comrades Association.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES LAPEL PIN. The shield shaped multi enamelled lapel pin worn by a member of one of the Third Reich veterans organisations, measuring 12cms x 15 cms, marked ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief to the reverse side including the number ‘1’, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin. All the enamels are undamaged.
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 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 ORGANISATION TODT OFFICERS M.43 CAP. A rare piece of headdress from the Third Reich being the M.43 officers cap for the Organisation Todt constructed in the classic OT colour in a Gabardine material. Gold celion wire surrounding the crown. Standard enlisted ranks Bevo woven eagle and cockade triangular set fitted with two gold buttons. The forehead sweatband is of the paper ersatz type, which unfortunately has rotted after 80 years.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT OFFICERS UNIFORM. A rare uniform from the Third Reich being a complete uniform comprising M.43 style cap, four pocket tunic with matching breeches, all of the three pieces in exact matching colour and worn by one man. The Italian organisation of the Todt Gruppe, a multi constructed patch in green, white and red, all laid on a field grey backing cloth then laid onto the tunic. The tunic is German marked to the interior with size stampings and the Company Lago as manufacturers. It is lined in a subdued green lightweight cotton and there is a provision for a bandage pocket. It is also clearly stamped within a rectangle ‘ORG.TODT’ with a number ‘8’ below. Two inside pockets. Matching breeches clearly marked ‘LAGO HESSEN 52’ with again the matching ‘ORG.TODT 8’ marking as in the jacket. The M.43 officers cap has no moth, damage or staining, complete with an enlisted ranks ‘ORG.TODT’ triangular embroidered insignia, silver piping to the crown. Leather lined sweat band with the interior of the cap lined in the identical lining material as the tunic. A rare uniform.
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. 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 PISTOL HOLSTER. Excellent condition hard shell holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol with police type lid closure. Both totally original belt loops fitted to the rear of the item. Clearly stamped ‘P.38’ with profuse other issue stampings of ‘GMO 44’ followed by police type eagle stampings.
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 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 PAIR OF TENO COLLAR PATCHES UNIT 5. A black wool base, silver corded edge with roman numeral II over the Latin number 5.
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 ARMOURED TRAIN OBERSTLEUTNANT’S COMPLETE UNIFORM. This is the third time we have been fortunate enough to own this uniform over many years and are now offering it on a consignment basis. Standard issue black Panzer wrap over tunic being in a very large size, worn by an officer with an armoured train unit. The black wrap over jacket is in superb condition, all nap of cloth good. It has not been shortened as was commonly the fashion at the time. All of the large size black buttons are of the central swastika and cogwheel variety quite often found on Panzer uniforms. All nap of cloth excellent, no moth damage or staining. Complete with a set of stitch-in pink based shoulder boards with bright silver twisted cord exterior with the gothic motif for the armoured train unit with one rank pip being for the rank of Oberstleutnant. Pink wool piped collar patches with the matching set of aluminium skulls. Slight wear to the nap of the cloth around the collar. To the front right breast as the tunic is worn are loops for three awards. The interior lining is the standard grey cotton twill commonly found on most German issue combat tunics. Fully maker marked to the left hand interior lining ‘Kleidersfabrik Huver Wien (Vienna) 56’. The size and issue stampings on the right hand side of the lining with a full compliment of size stampings with ‘M40’ indicating that it was a Munich clothing depot issue in 1940. Interestingly the M40 stamping is slightly obscured with the application of the inside pocket of the tunic, the interior pocket lining being of a slightly different grade than the lining material. The breast eagle is the classic silver wire woven officer’s example on black backing cloth. Complete with the tunic is a matching set of superb black Panzer trousers which have had a tailored seam inserted at the front and rear of each leg for a smarter appearance. Slight wear to the material in places, no moth damage or staining, complete with its three pronged hidden belt, ‘RB’ numbered to the inner white cotton material in the fly area with faint traces of the group of size stampings with a depot issue number and letter which are indecipherable.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A superb condition Panzer Assault Badge in bronze, manufacturer marked ‘AS’ in raised relief to the reverse side. A large degree of the original bronze finish remaining with just grey areas on the edges of the down swept winged eagle and on the high spots of the tank turret and on the tracks. The definition of detail on this badge is superb, complete with its original hinge pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER, SUPERB CONDITION. A superb Adolf Scholze produced Panzer Assault Badge in silver. Beautiful finish remaining to the face side, silvered matt finish to the reverse side with the ‘AS’ in raised relief within a triangle. Thin needle pin with its original hook.
GERMAN WWII PANZER CAP EAGLE. A mint unissued example of the early white Bevo woven eagle on black background for the Army Panzer mans black overseas cap.
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 JACK BOOTS. The army issued jack boot shorter than the normal standard jack boot and considered in the collecting field to be issued to Panzer troops. Good leather boot section, the shoe section is superb with all stitching intact. The soles are without hobnails and leather with the heels being in rubber, which is the correct configuration for Panzer troops.
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 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 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 PARACHUTIST QUALIFICATION BADGE CASED. A good ‘G.H.Osang’ marked Luftwaffe Paratrooper badge, at least 60% of the gilt remaining to the classic Parachutist’s eagle. Good patinated finish to the surrounding oak and laurel leaf wreath. To the reverse side two small domed rivets. The badge is with its totally original pin, hinge and hook and clearly stamped to the reverse side ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’. All in its original fitted presentation case, the blue silk to the upper inner lid is complete, the blue flock base to the box is good. To the exterior of the lid in gold titled ‘Fallschirmschutzen Abzeichen’ which is slightly faded to the upper left hand side of the first word, unfortunately during its life the case has taken a knock with indentations as can be seen on our web images.
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 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 PILOT’S BADGE BY C.E.JUNCKER. A fabulous condition C.E.Juncker produced Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge. Classic heavy nickel construction, beautiful depth of detail of the laurel and oak leaf wreath, all of the dark patinated finish remaining to the Luftwaffe eagle with the swastika itself left in contrast in white metal colour. To the reverse side are two delicate domed rivets, thick needle pin, long barrelled hinge fixing of the classic Juncker type, original hook. Marked ‘C.E.Juncker, Berlin SW’.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER ENLISTED MANS VISOR CAP. A near unworn condition but unfortunately with moth damaged example of the Tellerform Pioneer enlisted mans visor cap. Constructed in the standard ribbed material, black waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band and the crown. Matched set of aluminium national eagle and cockade with correct twin buckle leather chinstrap. Black side buttons. Hopefully from our web images the moth damage can be seen to the crown, lower section and a few minor nips to the dark green centre band. The interior is in virtually unworn condition, size stamped ‘56’ below the absolutely complete and undamaged celluloid centre lozenge. Mid tan leather sweatband all complete.
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 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 25 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL, CASED. A very fine example of the impressive looking 25 year Police Long Service Medal. The gilt is absolutely magnificent with frosted edges and a frosted swastika. All fitted into its original green box with its blue ribbon having the yellow police insignia machine embroidered to the centre of the ribbon. The box has the number ‘25’ with a half wreath of leaves surrounding the ‘25’. The box is in perfect order.
GERMAN WWII POLICE ARM EAGLE. An uncut oval green embroidered police eagle on its police green uniform backing. Totally unused.
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 GENDARMERIE OBERWACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. 2nd pattern introduced 1941, stitch-on shoulder boards with duel silver Russian braid interrupted by interwoven chocolate brown V shaped motifs, all mounted on Gendarmerie backing material in orange.
GERMAN WWII POLICE GENDARMERIE OFFICERS SHAKO, CASED. A magnificent piece of Third Reich headdress being a huge size officers Gendarmerie shako produced by the well known high quality maker Erel. The front, rear peaks and crown all finished in the Gendarmerie brown lacquered finish. The body has all its original police green cloth intact without any moth damage. Twin green air vents to either side. To the front is the beautifully heavily three dimensional stamped officers quality police badge with the officers curved aluminium pebbled finish chinstraps. To the left hand chinstrap fixing area there is the original elastic plume retainer. The helmet is with its correct officers quality bright silver wire red and black cockade and its original white horse hair plume. All fitted into its original issue purchase box with the retailer’s label of ‘Hans Durbeck of Vienna’ attached to the upper inner crown area, also the remains of the same label attached to the unworn condition white leather sweat band, which itself is stamped size ‘59’ with its original silk inner lining and the headdress stamped ‘EREL, BERLIN FIBER TSCHAKO’ in lozenge form to the upper inner crown. A superb item.
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. 28mm wingspan. Police eagle complete with a short lapel pin to the reverse side. Crudely paint, one slight crack to the base.
GERMAN WWII POLICE LANDWACHT CAP EAGLE. A good clean unused example of the police style one piece aluminum cap eagle with the scroll below reading Landwacht. With it's original tinny type cap eagle fixing.
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 OFFICERS SHAKO a most superb condition Police Officers Shako of the Ordungspolizie, this large size 57 Shako with the Green felt sides in good bright Police Green with out any moth damage and all the nap of the cloth thick, the Black patent front and rear peaks and the crown are mint bright and contrast superbly against the bright aluminium fittings of the chin straps, and three dimensional front plate, the fittings of the Officers shako are far more detailed and higher quality than the enlisted ranks version, the helmet also has its correct Black,Silver and Red Officers quality cockade, one scratch acroos the Black patent top of the helmet, the Officers light tan silk and leather liner is all complete
GERMAN WWII POLICE PANZER 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 WWII POLICE SHAKO CHIN SCALES. A rare accessory being a matched mint unissued set of chin scales specifically for the police officers shako. The leather backing is superb, complete matched pair.
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 TEA SERVICE. A wonderful four piece heavy nickel construction tea or coffee service used in a Third Reich Police Headquarters. The four pieces comprise of a circular tray, large coffee or teapot, milk jug and sugar bowl. Each piece is constructed in the beautiful heavy nickel construction similar to the Reich Chancellery sets. Maker marked to the base of the coffee or teacup, the milk jug and the sugar bowl, the oval dish is unmarked. The maker is ‘Hutshenreuter’, coffee pot is marked ‘125 cl’ milk jug is marked ’40 cl’ sugar bowl marked ’50 cl’. All of the items have 25mm x 30mm Third Reich police insignia stamped into each article, all are in perfect condition and beautifully toned and would be a fine addition to any police collection or Third Reich collection. The dimensions of the oval dish are 42 x 29 cms, the pouring pot 21 cms in height, the milk jug 11 cms and sugar bowl 12 cms.
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 LEADERS BELT BUCKLE. An absolutely mint superb condition all gilt political leader’s buckle. 55mm in circumference, frosted highlights to the swastika, marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘RZM M4/22’.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS FULL DRESS PARADE BELT. An extremely rare item from the Third Reich being the full length dress belt for a political leader. This is a large size belt, stamped size ‘95’ to the leather tab. The gold brocade with its oak leaf centre in the most superb condition without any oxidisation to the brocade. The belt has both of its original runners, it is brown velvet lined, the runner to the left hand side of the belt as the belt is viewed is covered in brown velvet. The remains of the original RZM paper label is still applied to the leather adjuster tab to the interior of the belt. There is no moth damage. The buckle being of the 5cms circumference having all of its original gilt and marked in raised relief to the interior of the buckle ‘RZM M4/24’.
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 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 POLTICAL LEADERS BELT BUCKLE. A standard circular Political Leaders belt buckle unusually having both of its keepers. Maker marked on the reverse side ‘RZM M4/24’ in raised relief. Some gilding missing from the high spots.
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 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 PUMA BAKELITE HANDLED MILITARY KNIFE. A good example of the Puma produced combat knife. The blade is unsharpened. Good cross grain finish remaining but with some black spotting which with extra work maybe improved. ‘Puma’ marked to the forte, still with original leather washer and complete with its undamaged Bakelite grips. Fitted to its correct scabbard, which retains at least 60% of its original painted finish and its sprung loaded boot clip fixing.
GERMAN WWII RAD 12 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent condition all silver oval form RAD medal, good silver finish with frosted highlights, complete with its short section of blue service 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 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 HEWER WITHOUT SCABBARD. A generally good condition RAD hewer, some old black spotting to the blade, complete with its ‘Arbeit Adelt’ logo plus its RAD acceptance stamps and the maker of ‘Carl Julius Krebs’. Good plating to the hilt and undamaged stag grips, the scabbard is absent.
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 LONG SERVICE MEDAL. The bronze version of the RAD Long Service award, mint condition with a short section of blue watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD MANS HEWER. Excellent blade, non abused, complete with a deeply etched ‘Arbeit Adelt’ logo. ‘S.W.Holler’ maker marked to the opposite side. Good finish to the hilt and pommel. Undamaged stag grips. All fitted into its scabbard that has good plating remaining to the upper and lower scabbard mounts with good clear swastika and RAD insignia to the lower scabbard mount. Minor indentations to the lower scabbard mount, one screw to the lower mount would appear to have been replaced. The black painted finish to the scabbard centre is very good. Complete with its leather hanging strap.
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 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 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 HEWER. Absolutely mint blade with screwdriver tip, serrated edge, all of its cross grain finish remaining overall to the blade, marked ‘ges Geschutz’ to the blade underneath the rear langet. The plating to the cross guard, upper pommel all intact with light bubbling. Undamaged celluloid grips. The paint good to the scabbard with slight rusting showing through. The nickel plating to the lower cross guard mount is dull, complete with its original leather frog.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS OFFICERS BUCKLE. The scarce circular Red Cross officers belt buckle, double constructed aluminium, trade marked ‘Ges.Gesch’ followed by number ‘2’ within a circle on the reverse side. Complete with its keeper.
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 SERVICE FLAG. A very good 2 metre by 1½ metre Reich Service flag. Excellent colour in black, white and red. One hole measuring 8 cms x 4 cms close to one arm of the central swastika. Some slight moth damage to the lower edge otherwise overall excellent condition. Standard canvas selvage edge, which is unmarked.
GERMAN WWII REICHS LEVEL COLLAR PATCHES. A rare set of the highest area grading possible within the structure of the NSDAP being a set of Reichsleitung Administrative Official’s collar patches. Gilded eagle and swastika and one single oak leaf set laid on brown velvet cloth piped in Kries yellow to the rank of Abscnhittsleiter.
GERMAN WWII REICHSKRIEGERBUND VISOR CAP. An excellent condition Reichkriegerbund visor cap, dark blue navy body, totally moth free. The mohair centre band shows the lighthouse insignia and the form of the iron cross woven into the band. Complete with its double thickness peak, original strap plus gold and central woven logo of the Reichkriegerbund. To the interior it is virtually mint with the centre celluloid lozenge showing the lighthouse insignia and iron cross with the lettering ‘Kyffhausermutze’. Mint condition sweat band.
GERMAN WWII REICHSLUFTSCHUTZBUND MEMBERSHIP BADGE. 1ST model beautiful quality finish and enamels. 22mm width, maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII REICHSLUFTSCHUTZBUND MEMBERSHIP BADGE. CIRCULAR. A beautiful 17mm circumference blue enamelled circular base with the 8 pointed 1st model star insignia overlaid with the lettering and the swastika in blue enamel. Maker marked on the reverse side in raised relief, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin. A superb example.
GERMAN WWII RLB 1st PATTERN ARMBAND. Beautifully woven in bevo weave large black swastika onto the 1st pattern RLB starburst reverse. Some minor schredding at the rear of the band otherwise excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII RLB LAPEL PIN. The beautifully constructed 25mm wide RLB members lapel pin. Good silver finish. Enamel good with one small chip to the ‘B’ of the RLB. Complete with its full maker and patent marks in raised relief on the reverse side and complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII RLB M.17 HELMET. A highly interesting helmet being a WWI M.17 helmet, repainted during WWII with Luftschutz blue grey paint and the addition of the 1st pattern RLB decal affixed to the front of the helmet. One chip to the decal, paint excellent with minor chipping, interestingly the helmet has had five steel rivets passed through the rear rim where a leather neck flap was attached, this has now been removed with only faint traces of the leather remaining. The interior M.17 liner is all intact in its white cream leather with all of the inner horsehair pads present and the leather drawstring. A highly collectible helmet for the German Home Front collector. Condition:
GERMAN WWII RLB OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. The scarce circular RLB officers belt buckle with the 2nd pattern centre. To the black swastika the enamel is slightly chipped but not badly damaged, laid onto its convex rayed back, which is itself fitted to the officers silver buckle which has a good degree of its original silver finish remaining within the lower field of the laurel wreath.
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 RUSSIAN ARMY OF LIBERATION ARM SHIELD. A beautiful example in the superb weave of Bevo of Wuppertal being the Russian Army of Liberation Armed Forces volunteer arm shield. Cut from roll.
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 SA BELT BUCKLE. rectangular base with the standard non mobile style of swastika within the wreath.
GERMAN WWII SA BRAUNSCHWEIG 1934 BADGE. This is a superb construction, solid aluminium, marked on the reverse side ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief, followed by ‘RZM/17’.
GERMAN WWII SA BUCKLE. A superb possibly unworn SA two-piece belt buckle, the body being in a semi bright gilded brass with the separately applied overlay circlet, which retains virtually all of its original finish. Complete with its matching brass double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA CAVALRY COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce set of SA Cavalry collar patches for a troop fuhrer in SA Mounted Unit Sturm 8 Brigade 55, Gruppe Mitte. Matched set of orange based patches, the left hand patch as worn on the tunic has a finely stamped pair of cavalry lancers with pennons with chain stitched ‘8/55’ opposite patch having two rank pips attached. Stitches still remain where removed from an SA shirt. Condition:
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 RARE MAKER TO THE BLADE. An overall generally good condition SA model 33 mans dagger with a superb untouched blade with the maker ‘TIEGELWERK RIEMBERG, BRESLAU’. It is very unusual to find any blades marked from outside of the manufacturing complex of Solingen. The blade retains much original cross grain finish. Good finish to both upper and lower grip mounts. Grip generally good, some slight abusing to the upper left and right hand side of the SA enamel inset, which still has its original enamel present. Good national eagle. Minor bruising only to the wood grip. The scabbard is of the painted variety with much of the original paint remaining with some light rust showing through and some light surface rust to both the upper and lower scabbard mounts, the ball to the lower scabbard mount is undamaged.
GERMAN WWII SA ENLISTED MANNS DAGGER. A very good example of a changeover period SA manns dagger. The blade being of the later RZM variety with all the rest of the fittings being of early heavy quality. The blade itself is in beautiful condition having all its original cross grain finish remaining. Good deep Alles Fur Deutschland etching, marked ‘RZM M7/13’ being a good tight fit into its scabbard. The upper and lower cross guard and the upper and lower scabbard fittings are all of the early heavy nickel quality with all of their nickel plating intact. High quality enamel undamaged inset with a good high quality national eagle in nickel. Wood grip very good with minor abrasions. The scabbard retains virtually all of its brown painted finish with one minor abrasion viewing the black underlay and other just minor scratches on the reverse side. All of the screws with heads unturned, one minor dent to the ball on the lower cross guard. An overall excellent example. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SA ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. An unused condition all brass two-piece enlisted ranks belt buckle, complete with its twin pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA FELDJAGERKORPS SIDE CAP. An extremely rare overseas cap, large size 59 worn by a member of the SA Feldjagerkorps. All nap to cloth good, the political button to the front is in gold. Standard brown political style lining. Huge size RZM label, this cap was in a stack which over the years has become damp and the white from the RZM label has imprinted itself on the opposite side of the envelope . Slight rusting around the edges of the air vents otherwise excellent condition. To the side of the cap the M29 eagle fitted onto its triangle of white backing cloth indicating Feldjagerkorps.
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 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.
GERMAN WWII SA GRUPPE BERLIN BRANDENBURG COLLAR PATCHES. A rare set of collar patches for a Haupttruppfuhrer of Standarte 33 Gruppe Berlin Brandenburg. Number ‘33’ laid onto black wool backing cloth surrounded by black and white twisted cord edging, which has discoloured somewhat from water. Opposite rank patch has the same construction as Sturm patch but with two rank pip and two black and silver rank bars attached, all laid onto their buckram backing.
GERMAN WWII SA GRUPPE NORDMARK STANDARTE 187 COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce set of collar patches for an Obersturmfuhrer in Standarte 187 of Gruppe Nordmark. Green wool construction, beautifully chain stitched ‘Sturm No.187’ surrounded by the black and white SA twisted cord edging, the rank patch having three gilt rank stars plus a rank bar in black and silver below, again surrounded by the black and white SA twisted cord. This particular patch has its original RZM label attached.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A very fine condition SA rectangular buckle with nickel central circlet with the buckle having the mobile swastika, on its original brown ribbed edged large size belt, the belt is stamped size ‘94’ with fine original colour to the inside, just minor scuffing to the mid brown colour to the exterior. A very good example to put with an SA display.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A good example of the two-piece all brass SA rectangular buckle, beautiful detail to the central circlet on its original brown leather SA belt, which is generally good, some discoloration, which could be revived with leather colouring.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS BELT BUCKLE. An excellent condition double constructed all brass rectangular buckle with its silvered finish circular overlay plate with the emblem of the SA to the centre. Complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS DAGGER. A very fine condition model 1933 SA enlisted mans dagger having superb blade by the unusual maker of Haco, Berlin within a circle. Much of the original cross grain finish remaining to the blade. Excellent wood grip with just minor indentations. Nickel plating good to the upper and lower cross guard mounts. All enamel undamaged to the SA centre logo with high quality nickel national eagle. Anodised scabbard retaining virtually all of its finish with some thinness to the reverse side. Undamaged upper and lower scabbard mounts and complete with its single hanging strap and its addition belt loop with nickel D ring.
GERMAN WWII SA MARINE STURM COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely rare set of SA Marine Sturm 4 collar patches for wearing on the tan shirt. Constructed in navy blue wool with laid on gilded anchor and number ‘4’, rank patch having three pips plus one black and silver rank bar, both patches edged in gold twisted cord for the rank of Obersturmfuhrer.
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 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 SPORTS ARMBAND. A good example of the SA sports armband. The standard red armband cloth with the very finely BEVO woven gold on white central circular insignia of the SA sports organisation. The insignia is machine embroidered in gold on white. Slight staining where remains of the paper label to the inside has been removed.
GERMAN WWII SA SPORTS BADGE. Generally in excellent condition, at least 60% of original bronze finish remaining to the face side of the award. Fully maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side. Thick needle pin.
GERMAN WWII SA SPORTS BADGE. Excellent condition overall. All bronze finish remaining. Fully maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side of the swastika and individually numbered ‘234010’.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI DUISBURG POLICE BAND DRUM DRAPE. A most beautiful quality and impressive drum drape belonging to the police band of Duisburg. The complete drape is 230 metres in length for hanging around the large kettle drum and is constructed in the most beautiful green silk with heavy wire weave embroidery. Along its full length there are three large police insignia embroidered panels and two with the lettering 'SCHUTZPOLIZEI DUISBURG'. The complete drape is fringed at the base in silver wire and each panel is separated by a length of silver lace. The quality of the embroidery especially to the police insignia panels are of the highest quality of the Third Reich period. All of the cloth ties for fitting the drape to the kettle drum are in place and the final brown leather strap for securing it in its full circumference is also present. This police drum drape with an associated trumpet banner first appeared on the collectors market in London in the 1980's and presumably was brought back to the U.K. by one of the British Military Occupation Forces. No oxidisation to the embroidery, no staining to the green silk.
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 SIGNIATURE OF SS GRUPPENFUHRER RODENBUCHER. A single A4 size sheet, punch-holed, with pen signature of SS Gruppenfuhrer Rodenbucher. On the headed paper as an SS Gruppenfuhrer, dated 'February 1937', a letter from Rodenbucher to the Reichfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler at the Prinz Albercht Strasse (headquarters of the SS). The two page letter was regarding to his wife's religious beliefs as an evangelist and her membership of a religious organisation. Rodenbucher was a member of the Reichstag, he was SS leader in Alpenland. A small section of research is available with this signature.
GERMAN WWII SILVER WIRE FLIGHT PERSONNEL ARM BADGE. A rare piece of Luftwaffe insignia being the heavy bullion wire woven example on Luftwaffe glue grey background of the flight personnel arm badge. The four bladed propeller between two sets of wings. Superb embroidery. Stitches are clear where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII SIX POCKET MP40 MAGAZINE POUCH. One of the rarest pieces of German weapon equipment being the six pocket pouch for the MP38/40. This is a totally original example and should not be confused with the many copies available on the collectors market. The six pocket pouch was generally used by Luftwaffe paratroopers, also they were slung over the side of vehicles for easy access in combat. This example is in olive drab canvas, all white/cream stitching good and clear. The belt loops to the reverse side are constructed in the slightly lighter canvas colour with zinc loops. It has the side pouch for the loading tool. To the front of the pouch as the pouch is viewed the right hand closure tab has its Lux metal tip missing. The closure tabs, as can be seen, also constructed in web material of a slightly different colour than the web used on the belt loops to the reverse. Beautifully marked in dark ink ‘MP 38 U. 40’ on the upper reverse side. One interesting feature is how the closure flap is constructed from different scraps of canvas and two separate sections have been used to construct the closure flap itself. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SMALL EAGLE AND SWASTIKA PARTY PIN. A 10mm wingspan width NSDAP M.29 style eagle to be worn on civilian dress with its twisted and grooved securing pin. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITH SWORDS. A very good condition Spanish Cross in Bronze with swords,a nice domed construction retaining all its original bronze finish very delicate and good detail to the eagles and sword hilts with cut out swastikas, maker marked L/15 to the centre of the reverse side behind the wide tapering pin
GERMAN WWII SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITHOUT SWORDS. A very good example of a Spanish Cross in bronze without swords. Good convex shape. All bronze finish remaining. Slight damage to the tips of one of the arms of the central cross. Thin flat pin.
GERMAN WWII SPLINTER PATTERN REVERSIBLE MITTENS. An absolutely mint pair of the padded mittens worn with the winter padded suit, reversible to white. The mittens have the thumb and fore finger fitted, complete with their neck strap. No moth damage or staining, absolutely crisp material.
GERMAN WWII SS 44. PATTERN COMBAT TUNIC, WORN. A heavily service used SS four pocket dot pattern tunic with a small enough size to envisage that this possibly was worn by a member of the Hitler Youth Division in Normandy. Although washed many times this garment still has a good degree of its camouflage finish visible. It has had many depot repairs with the collar strengthened by stitching. Various small patches. Much wear around the buttonhole openings and stitch repairs to the lower skirt. All of the tunic is intact, there are no major parts replaced, all the pockets and pocket flaps are original and would be ideal for a Normandy display.
GERMAN WWII SS 8 YEAR MEDAL. A very fine example of the SS 8 Year Long Service medal. All bronzed finish remaining, complete with a short section of its watered blue silk ribbon with its standard teardrop suspension with its central ring having its very thin apex.
GERMAN WWII SS ALLACH JULELICHTER AWARD DOCUMENTS. For the students of the SS Porcelain Allach it is well known that the Julelichter in Red /Brown earthenware production is a item that is not difficult to obtain on the collectors market, the documentaion that should accompany it is extremely rare, we have the award document and 2 accompanying letters to a SD /Gestapo recipient. The award document itself is A4 size with the heading of the Reichsfuhrer SS with a facsimilie signiature of Heinrich Himmler at the bottom of document dated Julfest 1941,letter from the Commander of SD Abschnitt Bayreuth to a Emil Popp on the 18 th December 1941 informing him that he will be receiving the Julefest award, followed by a second letter on the headed paper of the SD commander of Bayreuth on the same subject dated 22 nd December 1941, all the three documents have been folded twice, a rare grouping.
GERMAN WWII SS AUTUMN MITTENS. An absolutely untouched barn found pair of mittens, which are of the SS autumn type camouflage. The interior is reversible to white. These mittens have clearly lain untouched for years and have suffered from age and some mouse chewing, they would in fact display fairly well as the upper elements are reasonable, however the palm areas are rather poor and very shredded upon on mitten. The original tie cords remain partially present and these are completely dirty and untouched from storage.
GERMAN WWII SS AUTUMN PATTERN PARKA. An exceptionally good condition autumn pattern camouflage reversible to white winter padded parka. The camouflage pattern is good and bright overall. There is no moth damage or staining to the garment except for one or two minor nicks to the cloth. It is complete with its hood. All of the interior buttons are the original white/cream. It has it's original waist tightening cord and hood tightening cord
GERMAN WWII SS BUCHENWALD CAMP GUARD COMPLETE FILE. An extremely rare set of records showing the full service history of SS Mann Heinz Reichenbach, born 16.2.1915. This original records office file contains many items of paperwork relating to his service including his punch holed covered SS soldbuch with photograph of Reichenbach side on view wearing the M.40 style tunic. Further identical photograph on his record file. He was previously a member of Allgemine Unit Thuringen and subsequently became a guard at the concentration camp Weimar-Buchenwald. Other than the entry of Weimar-Buchenwald his soldbuch is empty with the exception of page 2, 4 and 5. Within the record file there are again virtually identical photographs as his soldbuch but then unusually a full length photo of Reichenbach, hatless, wearing his SS uniform of the early style with the angled hip pockets and skull collar patch, which is the VT pattern. Apart from the soldbuch there are 22 separate items of paperwork including his May 1939 promotion document from SS Sturnmann to Staffel-Rottenfuhrer.
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 DOT PATTERN PADDED TROUSERS. In the realms of SS camouflage patterns the smooth material 44 dot pattern padded trousers are probably one of the rarest garments. This pair have been heavily used, repaired and restored. Numerous slits to the material have been re-sewn, there are patches and repaired areas. We have tried to illustrate these with our web images however extra images could be available if so desired.
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 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 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 M.43 EAGLE AND SKULL SET. The grey machine embroidered on grey green material combined SS eagle and skull for affixing to the SS M.43 visored field cap. Absolutely mint condition, never adhered to a cap. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SS MANN’S M.43 CAP. A superb condition very large size SS Mann’s M.43 visor field cap. Good nap to the cloth overall, complete with its large size triangular one piece machine embroidered SS style eagle with skull below, cross hatch stitched, twin front buttons, herringbone twill lining with evidence of wear use in the forehead area. Stamped size ‘58’
GERMAN WWII SS MARKED ANKLE BOOTS. A superb condition large size pair of the brown ankle boots. This pair issued to SS troops, beautiful brown leather, excellent form to the feet, good white stitching visible, both tongues fitted to the boots, both boots have their toe and heel cleats and all of their hobnails fitted. Marked in the recess below the rear heel ‘SS’ within a circle, ‘95/4’ followed by ‘RZM’ within a circle. They are stamped size ‘46’ they are also rubber ink stamped, maker marked ‘SW’ with a date ‘1935’ to the interior, also within the rubber ink stamping there is what appears to be ‘SS Frei Willinger St Georgien’, the identical stamping to the right hand boot is too faint to read. We can only assume these were boots issued to the SS Verfugungstruppen. On page 33 of Andre Mollo’s excellent work Uniforms of the SS volume 3, SS Verfungenstruppen 33 to 39 there is an excellent image of an SS Verfungenstruppen cleaning his ankle boots within a barracks, clearly can be viewed the thickness of the sole, which is identical to the boots offered here. A very rare item of footwear of a rare pre war SS unit.
GERMAN WWII SS MEMBERSHIP CARD. Scarce hard card ausweis measuring 9cms x 12cms, belonging to Johannes Ehrnberg, born 1901, membership card issued 28th September 1934 with facsimile signature of Heinrich Himmler on the reverse side with official green membership stamp. Photograph of Ehrnberg slightly faded wearing an Allgemeine uniform with black and white twisted NCO’s cording to the collar, hatless. At present situated in a framed partially sealed Perspex cover, which can be opened.
GERMAN WWII SS NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. An excellent pair of slip-on style black centred red silk piped SS Artillery NCO’s shoulder boards. Good nap to cloth. Slight moth to the grey underlay of both boards otherwise excellent. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SS NCO’S SWORD. A good overall condition SS NCO’s sword, the blade is in good order measuring 91cms, some light nicks to the non sharpened edge. Turned ebony grip undamaged, some slight spotting to the nickel plating of the D shaped hilt with its correct oval SS runic symbol to the tip of the grip. SS marked within a square to the upper throat of the scabbard. The scabbard itself is totally undamaged retaining much of its original black painted finish with slight chipping.
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 M.43 FIELD CAP. A good Waffen SS Panzer field cap, Dachau made. This is one of the classic Dachau made M.43 caps, standard all black material with the exterior of the front peak covered in black wool cloth and the underside being naked board. Stamped size ‘55’ with faint traces of a ‘1945’ date to the inner herringbone lining. The insignia fitted is the one-piece triangular SS eagle with skull below. For some unknown reason the top left and right edges of the triangular shaped one-piece insignia have been trimmed down, with the original stitch work remaining applied to the cap. Also one of the side scallops of the cap has been hand sewn half way along its length to the main body, our only analysis of this was to make the cap a snugger fit for the wearer. The cap is totally moth and damage free, the interior is lined with two separate pieces of material. The upper inner crown, which is in a very light herringbone weave, the interior of the sides are in the material commonly found amongst army tunics used as lining material, this application of different material is absolutely typical of end of war strategy of using up any scraps that can be used around the production floor. Most of the workers at these Dachau clothing works were concentration cap inmates.
GERMAN WWII SS PANZER M43 CAP INSIGNIA. A very rare piece of insignia being the triangular formed bevo woven SS eagle with skull below for attachment to the black SS M43 cap. It is in excellent condition. The edges have been trimmed.
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 REGIMENT IDENTITY DISC. A rare zinc one-piece splittable identity disc that has been ground dug but no corrosion for ‘7/SS-POL.PZ.GREN.RGT.2.’ (7TH company 4th SS Police Panzer Grenadier Regiment 2.) Individually numbered ‘243’. An ideal example of the Police Infantry Units used on the Eastern Front.
GERMAN WWII SS POLICE REGIMENT BOZEN ID TAG. A rare aluminium one-piece splittable identity tag for a member of Signals Unit No.91 of SS Police Regiment Bozen. This formation was formed from ethnic Germans from the South Tyrol and was involved in the Ardeantine massacre in Rome after one of its patrols had been ambushed by communist partisans.
GERMAN WWII SS POLICE SOLDBUCH. A rare soldbuch with soft cover in light tan, heavily printed with SS runes. The original owner’s name of ‘Dopp’ hand applied to the cover. The recipient’s photograph, hatless, wearing police uniform and wearing the Infantry Assault Badge, awards shown as SA Military Sports Badge, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Black Wound Badge, East Front Medal, Infantry Assault Badge. This senior NCO obviously was a member of one of the SS Police Combat Divisions. One punch hole through the base of the book.
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 SMOOTH MATERIAL DOT PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT TROUSERS A very scarce pair of the 1944 dot pattern camouflage trousers as worn by the Waffen SS, these trousers are unusually a good medium size we state this as the smooth suits are most commonly seen being worn by SS trooops of the 10 th SS Hitler Youth division and are consequently very small sizes,there is no damage or repairs on any part of the garment just overall slight fading to the colour, all of the belt loops and metal waist adjusters are present some buttons have been replaced, interestingly as we have noticed over many years of handling this type of material when these garments were being constructed small offcuts from the floor of the factorys have been used in the construction and in this instance a small section of the rear inner pocket lining is used with the herringbone camouflage material as inner lining, the upper inner waistband is lined with grey cotton and the pocket bags with standard light tan heavy cotton weave, a rare pair of trousers.
GERMAN WWII SS SWEDISH VOLUNTEER IDENTITY DISC. An extremely rare aluminium two-piece splittable identity disc to soldier no. 980 in Stamm.-Schwd 3./SS-PZ.JG.ABT.5 (Swedish Volunteer Gruppe 3rd Company SS Division Viking.
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 WEHRPASS FOR MAIDANEK & FLOSSENBURG KZ CAMPS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued to Georg Daniel. The lower part of the cover with large Waffen SS stamp over the word ‘RUMANIAN’. This is a 2nd issue wehrpass, large photograph of Daniel in Waffen SS Totenkopf uniform, hatless. He was a Rumanian first serving at Maidanek July 43 to September 44 and further at the Flossenburg Camp from September 44, he was bi-lingual in German, Rumanian and Hungarian.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRPASS SERVICE FILE. A rare SS wehrpassand complete service file to a member of SS Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel. The wehrpass with excellent photograph facing camera, hatless, wearing the M.43 tunic with the SS runic collar patch and black shoulder boards clearly showing. To the front of the wehrpass hand applied in the lower rectangle ‘VD-Ungaren’ indicating that the soldier Wilhelm Schindler was a Volks Deutche Youth from Hungary, born in Budapest. Service runs from 23.5.1943 in the wehrpass and served in the Staff Battery of SS Artillery Regiment 18 of the 18th SS Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel in June 44 to February 45. A very comprehensive service file in its original semi hard card folder.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRSTAMMBUCH FOR PZ.GREN RGT DEUTSCHLAND. An extremely comprehensive wehrstammbuch, this was the book that was kept at the local recruiting office and as the individual moved from unit to unit all of these details were recorded in the wehrstammbuch. This example is heavily stamped with a twin set of runic symbols to the front cover. The service file begins in 1935 and runs through to 1944, first being a member of Panzer Grenadier Regiment Deutschland then 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division Goetz Von Berlichingen. An early member of Deutschland having joined in 1936, fought in Poland 1939, France 1940, Yugoslavia 1941 and subsequently in Russia where he was wounded by a shell splinter whilst serving with Deutschland in July 1941. His highest rank obtained was Hauptscharfuehrer, he was awarded the Entry into Austria medal, the Sudentenland medal, a 4 year SS Long Service medal, the Wound Badge in black, the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Infantry Assault Badge. Excellent file.
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/ARMY PANZER NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A beautiful matched set of Panzer pink silk piped shoulder boards, slip on variety, black centred, complete with slip on tabs for use on the army black Panzer wrap over uniform.
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 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 STANDARD WATER BOTTLE. Marked ‘GNL44’ to the aluminium neck, complete with original cloth cover. The four side fixing male/female pop studs are in place and working correctly. All leather strapping good. Complete with Bakelite cap.
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 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 SUPPLEMENTARY EQUIPMENT BAG. This is the hand held canvas bag with two closure straps with a simple briefcase style handle. Issued to all troops and used extensively taking equipment up to the frontline. Leather edge binding throughout. An excellent item in very used lightly worn condition.
GERMAN WWII T SHAPED INSIGNIA. A good example of the scarce T shaped Bevo woven insignia for fitting to the German Army M.43 cap. Cut from roll. .
GERMAN WWII TAG DER ARBEIT 1934 TINNY. A struck brass tinny in excellent condition, Tag Der Arbeit 1934, complete with pin back fixing.
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 BADGE IN BRONZE. A beautiful solid construction Tank Assault badge in bronze, excellent detail to the face side with all of the tracks to the tank being sharply defined. Non maker marked. Complete with its original vertical hook and pin construction system.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER BY FLL. A very good condition Tank Assault Badge in silver retaining all of its original finish. Solid construction. Maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side ‘FLL’ which is the Company of Friedrich Linden of Ludenscheid. Complete with its vertical hinge pin and hook construction.
GERMAN WWII TENO ARMBAND. A good example of a rare original example of the Bevo woven Teno armband. The multi-coloured red, white and black insignia finely woven into the light silk-like cloth of the band. Clearly woven to the reverse side ‘Bevo-Wuppertal Ges Gesch’ to the reverse side. The majority of these armbands that appear on the market are printed and are of doubtful originality, this example is superb.
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 AWARD. The beautifully constructed Teno award with date ‘1922’ to base, for technical service, in its original case. Totally undamaged enamel, all original bronze finish remaining to the main body of the award. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ to the centre of the enamel Teno motif plus individually numbered to the reverse ‘2560’. In its original maroon fitted case, which is totally undamaged. In pencil on the paper base of the lid also numbered ‘2560’ to match the original award and maker marked ‘Karl Hensler, Pforzheim’ to the central pin.
GERMAN WWII TENO EAGLE. The machine embroidered grey Teno type eagle on its triangular form Hessian backing. Totally unused.
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 ENLISTED RANKS OVERSEAS CAP. A good dark blue overseas cap worn by a Teno operative. Good body to the cap, no moth damage, large size, stamped ‘57’ in light ink to the interior dark cotton lining. Complete with its correct beautifully Bevo woven triangular form national eagle with correct silvered national cockade below.
GERMAN WWII TENO GENERAL RANK (LANDESFUHRER) SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of shoulder boards, slip-on style, for the Teno equivalent rank of an Armed Forces General. Beautifully interwoven gold and silver bullion exterior laid on Teno dark blue backing cloth. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII TENO IDENTITY DISC. A rare identity disc in aluminium one-piece splittable, marked ‘TN.GR.MITTE STAB NR.7’ (Teno Group Mitte Staff Member No. 7) a rare issue to the Teno unit operating with Army Group Centre in Russia. Still with a section of original suspension string fitted.
GERMAN WWII TENO OFFICERS PARADE BUCKLE. Possibly one of the rarest buckles of the Third Reich period of all the standard organisations is the oval buckle for the Teno officer. Beautifully stamped in multiple aluminium layers, the central Teno eagle and swastika surrounded by a wreath of laurel leaves. Marked to the reverse side ‘Assmann’ over ‘DRGM’ with the numbers ‘40’ which is possibly the date, complete with its one fixed side keeper. Good frosting overall superb.
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 TENO ROTTWACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARD WITH MANUFACTURER’S TAG. A single late war non backed shoulder board, stitch-on style for a Teno Rottwachtmeister, complete with its original Berlin manufacturer’s label attached.
GERMAN WWII TEREK COSSACK VOLUNTEER SLEEVE SHIELD. A beautiful insignia set, cut from a uniform, possibly by a British intelligence officer of a Bevo woven Terek Cossack arm shield with two individual sections of rank tress below, probably indicating a squadron number within the Terek Cossacks. Cutting insignia such as this from tunics was very prevalent amongst British interrogation officers. Condition:
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 THE HERO HEAD. A fabulous head and upper shoulder bust of the image commonly known as The Hero, this artistic bust was first designed during WWI and was subsequently carried over to WWII with the addition of the Third Reich eagle and swastika to the helmet, sitting on a double level marble base, the height of the actual hero itself is 21cms, overall including the base 30cms. The eagle and swastika to the helmet is perfectly clear, one chip to a corner of the lower base with an inscribed plaque sitting to the face awarded to a member of the 8th Battery of an unidentified unit with the date from 8.11.34 to 10.11.1938. A wonderful central display piece for a Third Reich collection.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS GREATCOAT. An absolutely magnificent issue quality rare greatcoat in the dark khaki brown wool, which we reagrd as the hardest of all the Afika Korps uniform parts to obtain, The item is in excellent used condition with much nap of cloth remaining, however there is wear to the high points. There are one or two small moth nips but the overall condition is extremely good. The size is a good medium for a mannequin. The item shows light service wear and has a complete compliment of Afrika Korps painted buttons to the double breasted front and rear belt. The insignia fitted is an absolutely complete and matching colour set of the tropical shoulder boards piped in blue silk for a medical NCO with golden tress surrounding each board, slip-on style. To the interior is an excellent set of stampings, these include a full maker’s address, sizing and what appears to be a 42 issue stamp. Heavyweight twill tropical type olive green lining is excellent and the green rayon lining to the sleeves remains also in good condition with just slight service staining. At the very base of the garment a rodent has nibbled away at the cloth in two places, one area measures 3cms x 4 cms with an adjacent moth hole, the other opposing area measures also 3cms x 3cms. Condition:
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH DIPLOMATIC INSIGNIA. An arm insignia and cuff title of a general government official. The beautifully hand embroidered shield insignia with the Third Reich eagle and three stars below, accompanied by the OST cuff title. Full length, has been removed from a tunic with attachment threads still in place. Beautiful hand embroidered lettering of ‘OST’ with silver lace to the upper and lower parts of the cuff band. The length of the cuff band indicates it may have been fitted to a greatcoat. There is an excellent photograph on page 107 of Uniforms Insignia of the German Foreign Office and Government Ministry 1938-1945 by Jill Halcomb and on the following page 188 a close-up of the OST cuff title.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH FRAUENSCHAFT (WOMEN’S MEMBERS BADGE.) Measuring 45 x 40mm, 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.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH FRONTKAMPFER MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A finely crafted 20mm circumference badge of a German steel helmet overlaid on swastika for the Frontkampfer Organisation. Maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side. Complete with tinny type fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH LUFTWAFE M40 HELMET. A superb condition large size M40 Luftwaffe single decal helmet. The shell marked Q66, probably the most sort after maker and shell size available on the market. This example is in almost mint condition, the eagle decal is fully intact and stunning. There is a white mark to the top of the shell exterior, possibly paint and quite removable, however this helmet remains untouched. A wonderful near mint example. 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 ASSOCIATION MEMBERS BADGE. A very fine quality Sports Association members lapel pin, marked to the rear ‘DRL’. Very fine detail. 15mm wingspan. All bronze finish remaining, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII TRIANGULAR SWASTIKA CAR PENNANT. A good car pennant, basic deep red field with applied white central circlet with a machine applied black swastika. Some light age foxing to the white central circular field. Pin holes where various badges have been attached. Complete with two nickel pole attachment rings. This would be one of a pair of car pennants, that would possibly have accompanied a political leaders pennant. Measuring 20cm x 36cm.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BAYONET FROG. A well service used standard form of bayonet frog for the K.98 rifle, complete with its hilt retaining strap in web, stained to the lower interior of the frog indicating where the bayonet was situated.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BELT AND BUCKLE. A good large size 100cms tropical web waist belt, clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’, complete with its maker marked and dated ‘1941’ buckle complete with all its original olive drab paint finish in one-piece steel. Condition:
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BREAD BAG. An excellent slightly service used olive drab canvas bread bag complete with all web fittings, also complete with all its zeltbahn type closure buttons, canvas belt loops. Some evidence of service wear but no damage.
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.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL PAINTED M40 COMBAT HELMET. A Q64 M40 shell that was originally 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 a 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 can be seen on the web images. One graze to the last finish 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 holder rivets. The helmet is with its completely untouched leather sweatband with some frail tongues but with its original drawstring and its original fully maker ‘Solingen 1940’ dated chinstrap. A good example of a multi theatre used three times over-painted finish.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL Y STRAPS. A good set of well service used webbing and leather tropical Y straps. The long multiple suspender section is constructed in webbing with some fraying and rust to the metal fittings. It would appear that the single back section was never fitted with its canvas section and a leather section used. The condition of the leather section is identical to the condition of the webbing section and this set would be excellently suited for a service worn tropical mannequin display.
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 UKRAINIAN AUXILIARY POLICE SHOULDER STRAPS. A scarce pair of shoulder straps in police green wool cloth, beautifully machine embroidered swastika to the centre of each board with silver bullion edging, possibly indicating senior nco rank. Complete with both of their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. A beautiful Bevo of Wuppertal woven Ukrainian volunteer arm shield. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEER SLEEVE INSIGNIA. The rare Bevo woven sleeve insignia of the Ukrainian raised Schutzmannschaft, cut from roll, one minor rust coloured stain, mountain green Bevo weave on mid green background.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE. The metallic badge worn on possibly the overseas cap by Ukrainian with the German armed forces.
GERMAN WWII UNATTRIBUTED POLICE ARM PATCH. A beautifully machine woven green and black on police green wool, semi circular, arm badge for a police uniform without a designated town name. Unissued 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 VOLKS ARTILLERY KORPS 406 CITATION GROUPING. An unusual group of three citations, all A5 sized, all three punch holed for filing, folded twice to Unteroffizier Heinz Meiner who was a member of Volks Artillery Korps 406 who fought in both the Ardennes and on the Eastern Front. Iron Cross 1st Class dated ‘14th March 1945’, swastika on the top of the citation and on the unit stamp obliterated, pen signed by Colonel and Commander of the Artillery Korps 406. Iron Cross 2nd Class as a Gefreiter on the staff of Artillery Unit 845, dated ‘November 43’, pen signed by Unit Colonel, swastika on the unit stamp and on the iron cross obliterated. General Assault Badge to Meiner as an Obergefreiter on the staff of the Battery on Unit 845, dated ‘24th Januar7y 1944’, swastika on unit stamp obliterated. This unusual unit took part in the Ardennes offensive having 36 guns of between 75 and 152mm calibre, after this it fought on the Eastern Front until the end of the war.
GERMAN WWII VOLKSTURM SOLDBUCH. The rare Volksturm soldbuch designed in the same manner as the standard Armed Forces soldbuch with the same colouring, being two-third size of the armed forces Soldbuch. On the opening page is a picture of Adolf Hitler, to the left hand inside cover is an aperture for a photograph. This particular example is in mint condition, no photograph, issued with original owner’s name on page 1. The owner was of Rumanian Volksdeutsche ancestry, born in 1897 and was enlisted in the Volksturm, date of issue of the soldbuch is February 1945. Pages 2, 3, 4 and 5 with details of the recipient, issued in the area of Gau 20 Niederdonau. The equipment issued in the soldbuch is a rifle, but only two pieces of other equipment were a blanket and an armband. A highly interesting document for the late war collector.
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 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 HANDSCHAR COLLAR PATCH. A very finely machine embroidered silver scimitar held by a gauntleted hand with swastika for the Waffen SS Division handschar. A Dachau made piece with the unique white stitching on the reverse side. Slightly distorted, complete with its Buckram backing.
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 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 OAK LEAF ZELTBAHN. An extremely good condition double sided zeltbahn, spring and autumn patterns. The zeltbahn is complete with all of its original buttons, no tears, stains or repairs.
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 COMBAT BELT. The very rare combination of a size 100 leather combat service belt, ‘RZM SS’ marked, complete with its aluminium fixed keeper and its matching aluminium SS officers buckle, the buckle clearly marked within a cluster ‘RZM’ within a circle, ‘OLC’ within a lozenge, the numbers ‘36’ over ‘39’ within a circle plus the SS runic symbol within a circle. The buckle has seen service wear but all the detail is good and clear. The condition of the buckle matches the belt exactly and they have always been a pair. The officers combat belt is one of the most difficult items to complete and SS officers display.
GERMAN WWII WAFFEN SS OFFICERS M43 CAP. An ultra rare item being a Waffen SS officers M43 cap. The cap in steel grey wool, heavy sweat marked around the forehead area and in the area where the crown is attached to the main body of the cap. Originally issued as an enlisted man’s cap it has had field applied thin silver waffenfarbe indicating officer rank and fitted with its officers Bevo woven skull and NCO quality Bevo woven eagle to the side. To the interior the cap has seen heavy wear use with small sections of the canvas lining missing. Faint traces of the original owner’s name hand applied to the lining but indecipherable. A small patched repair, possibly contemporary to the interior of the side curtain. A superb battlefield service worn item.
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 PANZER M.43 CAP INSIGNIA SET. A rare set of the one-piece triangular shaped SS eagle with Totenkopf skull below to fit the Panzer M.43 visor cap. Machine embroidered in grey on black material, never been affixed to a cap.
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.
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 SMOOTH DOT PATTERN FOUR POCKET TUNIC. A rare piece of camouflage uniform of the Waffen SS being the 44 pattern tunic in dot pattern camouflage but in the rare smooth material. The tunic has faded overall, it has wear to the bottom skirt of the tunic and the base of the cuffs and unusually has the top left hand pocket as the tunic is viewed missing and one repaired slash to the material just to the left of where the pocket would have been situated. Stitched repairs to the collar, the tunic has been heavily worn, it is still with its bandage pocket to the interior. It has been washed many times, therefore any original markings have disappeared and it would appear that the left hand pocket has been removed for a definite but unknown reason. A good but service worn tunic that would match identically with item 65052 also on our site.
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 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 SHOULDER BOARDS. A good pair of slip-on black wool shoulder boards with white wool piping. The NCO lace is in the tropical colour indicating that these would be fitted to 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 WAR MERIT CROSS, CASED. A very nice cased War Merit Cross without swords, non maker marked, a good amount of frosting remaining to the edge of the frame, the wreath and the central swastika. Wide straight pin to the reverse side. Fitted into its original leatherette case, velvet base with upper inner lid silk lined with the silver blocked outline of the award to the exterior of the lid.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS, CASE SILVER MARKED. A beautiful condition War Service Cross 1st class with swords, non maker marked but ‘800’ stamped to the interior of the wide tapering pin. Excellent detail to the sword hilts and wreath surrounding the central swastika. All fitted into its original fitted case with the silver blocked outline of the War Service Cross with swords to the exterior lid. The inner upper lid silk is good, the flock base for the award is also without wear.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS, CASED. A very good example of a number 1 produced Deschler War Service Cross 1st class with swords. Good finish remaining. Good frosting to the edges of the award and the central swastika. Wide tapering pin to the reverse side which is stamped number ‘1’ to the wide tapering pin, in its fitted case with the outline of the award to the lid. The box is paper hinged and retains all the original silk to the upper inner lid.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS. A good example with all of its original bronze finish remaining and complete with its original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS 2ND CLASS, NUMBERED. A superb condition War Service Cross 2nd class with all of its bronze finish remaining. Slightly thicker good quality construction. Number marked to the ring ‘127’.
GERMAN WWII WAR SERVICE CROSS AND ROMANIAN MEDAL RIBBON BAR. A twin medal ribbon bar comprising of the War Service Cross with swords and the Romanian Anti Communist medal.
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 MEDAL. A good example of the War Service medal. All bronze finish remaining, complete with its full length ribbon.
GERMAN WWII WARTIME PRODUCED GENDARMERIE POLICE BAYONET. An extremely rare variety of the police bayonet having the 24cms single fullered blade by Weyersberg, standard stag grips, the bayonet fixing button and spring in place and working correctly, good nickel finish to both the pommel top and cross guard. Unit marked to the reverse of the cross guard, police insignia fitted to the face side of the stag grip. All fitted into its very scarce steel scabbard, which is painted police Gendarmerie brown and retains much of that paint finish, with a separately applied nickel lower chape and finally with its maker marked and ‘1937’ dated brown leather frog and frayed police officials portapee.
GERMAN WWII WATER POLICE OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. A rare buckle of the Third Reich being the standard police officers buckle in circular form with matt gilt finish. Marked ‘DRGM’ on the reverse side plus ‘RZM M4/22’. A superb example.
GERMAN WWII WEHRMACHT DRK GREEN RAYON TIE. Maker ink stamped in white and dated ‘1942’, possibly worn by Wehrmacht female helpers.
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. Generally good condition, bronze finish remaining, some dull spots. Complete with its ribbon.
GERMAN WWII WINTER HELP WORK DONATION CITATION. A small citation measuring 21 x 14 cms, facsimile signed by Dr. Goebells. The citation thanks an individual whose name has been hand applied but undecipherable for his or her donation to the winter help work programme in 1941. Collector framed.
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 WOMAN ARMY HELPERS ARMBAND. A rare Bevo woven armband for a Stabshelferin Des Heeres. Slightly shortened, stitches remaining where it has been applied to a helferin uniform.
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 BLACK PLUS CITATION. A nicely framed Wound Badge in black, complete with its A5 size citation to Wachtmeister Hellmann Fritz of 2./(FU) PZ.N.A.90, this is a Panzer Signals unit, dated 18th October 1941. Pencil signed by Captain and Commander of the unit with unit stamp. Some finish missing from the higher edges of the award itself.
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE IN SILVER, CASED. A good example of a No.30 manufactured Wound Badge in silver, in its fitted case. Slight toning to the face side but good heavy thick detail. Complete with its original pin and hook system, the hook is unusual as being part of the one-piece casting of the badge, marked number ‘30’ in raised relief to the reverse side, in its fitted case. The exterior of the case is generally good with some slight scratching to the edges and slight rubbing marks of the award on to the upper inner cream cardboard of the lid.
GERMAN WWII WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. An excellent example of the Wound Badge in silver. Solid construction, non maker marked, retaining all of its silvered finish as can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN WWII YUGOSLAV MG42 AA ADAPTOR. The post Yugoslavian made adaptor for fitting the MG42 to the extension leg of the MG34/42 Lafette mount.
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.
GERMANY AWAKE. The excellent Roger James Bender Published superb work by Ulric of England on the Deutschland Erwache standard, its origins, history and usage. 512 pages on this highly interesting subject, hundreds of photographs and many in colour. A huge amount of text.
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.
GROUP OF FOUR A5 SIZED CITATIONS. Four citations all A5 sized, all are 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. A citation for the Panzer Assault badge in bronze to a member of a Panzer Grenadier unit, pen signed by Regimental Commander. A5 citation for the Infantry Assault badge in silver to a member of Artillery Regiment 152, pen signed by Regimental Commander. A5 citation for the Infantry Assault badge in silver, to a member of Infantry Regiment 378, pen signed by Regimental Commander. Being sold as a group.
GROUP OF FOUR CITATIONS. 3 A4 AND 1 A5. A group of four citations all black framed and glazed being offered as a group. A4 sized 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 the North Sea Station on the 1st January 1939. A4 size 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 Kontra Admiral. A4 size citation, non punch holed, folded twice for the 25 Year True Service decoration with facsimile signature of Reich Chancellery Secretary. An A5 size citation, folded once, non punch holed but multi creased with unit name indistinct to a Leutnant in Infantry Regiment 470 for the Iron Cross 2nd class, dated ‘August 1941’.
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.
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 WOUND BADGE IN BLACK. A single one stamped version of the Imperial German Wound badge with the outline of the M.16 trench helmet with two crossed swords.
INDIAN ISSUE MACHETE. A scarce version of the Indian produced machete, these were extensively used by Chindits and other units undertaking hard jungle fighting in WWII. The item is roughly manufactured from probably rail track iron, hand beaten and sharpened with slab hardwood grips riveted through. There is a sharp edge and sharp square tip to the blade. The leather issue sheath completes the machete, this is a side opening affair with a brass closure stud to the neck and simple riveted belt loop to the rear. There are very clear ordnance markings including a date of '1941'. The overall condition of the leather is super and with a little polish this will come up mirror-like. These items are hard to find to complete the jungle display.
INDIAN MADE JUNGLE MESS TINS. Seemingly an unremarkable item however these rank amongst one of the rarest pieces of British and Commonwealth jungle equipment the collector can hope to find. These mess tins were made of tin and were produced for the Far East theatre. Both the small inner tin and the exterior tin have much of their original tin surface but there is some staining and the usual wear. They are both made by the Metal Box Company, one in Calcutta and the other in Bombay and both dated ‘41’. These two plants probably would have separately made the different size tins and they would have been married together on issue from the Army Stores Department. Numerous photographs exist of soldiers in jungle green uniforms carrying a water bottle to one side and the mess tins fitted inside a water bottle cover. To the complete the jungle green mannequin of a Commonwealth soldier from WWII this is an extremely rare opportunity, these are the first set that we have ever owned.
ITALIAN FASCIST DAGGER INSIGNIA. A rare accessory being the Italian fascist symbol that is normally placed within the plastic grips of the officers MVSN parade dagger. We purchased a quantity of these over 20 years ago and are down to our last 5 pieces. An invaluable item if you have a dagger that has the insignia missing. Complete with its fitting screw.
ITALIAN FASCIST POINARGD. A good Fascist Italian model 1922 poinargd, the blade is excellent with slight spotting, marked to the reverse of the cross guard 'A626' with the party letters 'MVSN' to the face side. One chip on the wood grip, both of the early fascist symbol brass insets are fitted to the grip, slight lifting of the plating to parts of the hilt but generally 85% complete. The poinargd is in its steel scabbard and metal belt loop fixing.
ITALIAN ORGANISATION TODT UNIFORM. . A very rare uniform of an Italian officer within the Organisation Todt. Standard four pocket open collar Organisation Todt tunic. Light green cotton lined. Stamped 'Org.Todt 8' within a block to the interior with a German manufacturer's name. To the upper left sleeve is a machine embroidered black swastika on white field onto thin red arm band cloth, the centre field of the arm band has some age staining it is attached to the printed ORG TODT cufftitle . An exact matching set of breeches, which are Lago Hessen stamped, which matches the maker's stamp in the tunic, with the identical marking in a block of ORG.TODT.8, to the upper right hand sleeve of the tunic is a very detailed constructed Italian shield in green, white and red, it has been constructed from three separate pieces of coloured material, all woven together with black machine edging laid onto field grey cloth. An exact matching Organisation Todt officers visored field cap. Silver piping to crown. Enlisted ranks one-piece eagle and national cockade. Twin pebbled silver buttons. The green lining matches the lining on the tunic. Light tan leather sweat band. Very minor moth undamage to the underside of the peak of the visored field cap. There is no evidence of any rank insignia fitted to either the shoulders or the collar of the tunic
ITALIAN WWII LEATHER DOUBLE CARCANO RIFLE AMMUNITION POUCH. The pouch is in the classic Italian grey green leather material.
ITALIAN WWII PERSONALISED MVSN COMBAT KNIFE. We have had many of these MVSN combat knifes and often they can be personalised in many different ways. The most common practice was having wood carved grips. This example has had the cross guard, grip-securing studs and pommel cap plated probably for dress use and then beautifully engraved. Also it would appear that the scabbard itself has been plated, repainted in black leaving the Italian fascist symbol and the letters M.V.S.N. exposed in a plated finish. The wood grip is excellent with all finger grips in place with as stated beautifully engraved cross guard and top pommel cap, which can be seen from our web images. The blade itself is good, non-abused, and non-profiled. It has been polished and the scabbard is complete with its short enlisted ranks style rear angled belt loop. The engraving is in our opinion typically North African.
ITALIAN WWII SINGLE AMMUNITION POUCH. The single ammunition pouch for the rifle of the Carcano standard infantry rifle of the Italian Army in WWII.
ITALIAN/GERMAN AFRIKA MEDAL. The small bronze medal awarded to Italian and German troops for service in North Africa, complete with its multi coloured black, white, red and green ribbon. Excellent detail.
JAPANESE ARISAKA MUZZLE COVER. The extremely rare deep brown celluloid muzzle cover for the Arisaka rifle.
JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS FULL DRESS UNIFORM. A beautiful quality frock coat, trousers, cap with plume and cross belt. The black frock coat is in the style of an Imperial German Uhlan tunic or a British Royal Flying Corps maternity jacket in superb condition, no moth, Tokyo tailor’s label intact, shoulders have fittings for a pair of slip-on shoulder boards. Matching trousers with red stripe to either leg, unfortunately the trousers have suffered from some moth damage, normally moth damage to trousers occurs in the crotch area, this has occurred close to the left hand pocket on the left hand leg as the trousers would be worn, also slight moth tracking to that same leg, the opposite leg is perfect. The unique style cap in beautiful order with excellent gilt to the chrysanthemum front badge, the badge itself has provisions for the plume, which is complete with this uniform in its original tube the plume is complete but broken , it can be repaired.. Two embroidered kanji characters, which are possibly initials embroidered to the upper inner silk. Two moth nips to the lower band and two to the sunken crown. The gilt to all the buttons and the gilt bullion wire lacework overall excellent to the tunic. Complete with the tunic again are a set of boxed epaulettes in heavy bullion wire with one rank star in a nickel plate blue velvet lined box, all finished with a very attractive high quality red and white dress sash.
JAPANESE ARMY OFFICERS SWORD. An original standard 1944 pattern Shin Gunto sword. Good clean binding, all original fittings, the scabbard with all original light olive paint and fittings with their original blackening remaining. No dents or scratches. The ray skin underneath the grip binding is in excellent condition. The blade tang is signed 'Yoshi Tada' and dated 'May 1945', which is a very unusual late date for production swords. The blade is clean and bright showing no flaws with a light tarnish overall, no arsenal marks or stamps.slight damage to the throat of scabbard
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 COVERED BAYONET. An interest item being a fairly standard type 30 Japanese bayonet manufactured by Kaneshiro with the slightly rarer tilted 'K' within the star upon the markings of the blade. The bayonet is in excellent condition with much original blueing to the blade. What makes this particularly interesting is the hilt cover, this has been constructed from scrap leather and appears to be something either to keep the handle of the bayonet mud free or as a walking out accessory to mirror the covers worn by officers and NCOs. The original type 30 frog is also present and in an excellent leather with faint traces of a stamp to the rear. A scarce and most interesting set.
JAPANESE MACHINE GUN COVER. An extremely rare all tan leather cover for the Japanese type 96 or 99 machine gun. Dated 1940. Arsenal marked. All leather good and strong. Complete with its two leather closing straps. The interesting story behind this cover is that it was brought into an American motel purchase with the machine gun inside it, as it was brought back from WWII. Our U.S. partners who purchased this cover were unable to purchase the machine gun as it would have been totally against Federal law within the United States and only managed to buy the cover. This would be the ultimate accessory for the Japanese machine gun collector.
JAPANESE MEATBALL FLAG. White silk flag with red sun centre. Silk has some minor staining. Double sided.
JAPANESE MOUNTED TROOPERS BOOTS. A well above average size being marked '1 10' to the top, these boots are in excellent supple condition with lightly worn soles, these have profusions of kanji and are well marked. The leather is a mid orange colour, there is some minor staining to the inner of the left hand boot, however these remain a hard boot to find in such a large size.
JAPANESE NAVAL / LAND BASED TUNIC. This is a fine example of a scarce mid to late war tunic worn by naval personnel who were shore based. The vast majority of naval forces became shore based with the wholesale destruction of the Japanese fleet. Imperial Japanese naval troops fought with great distinction and were very active in many of the major island defence operations carried out against the Marines during the final phases of the war. The item shows typical naval configuration with open collar with the elegant flared pleats to either top pocket. The buttons are gilt other ranks cherry blossom and anchor type. There is a typical naval large stamp to the interior with multiple columns and kanji. The overall condition is stored and mint, this is clearly an unissued example. There are still loose threads hanging from the jacket, this has not been trimmed since it left the factory. The colour is a wonderful dark green known by the navy as sea green, this is a much bluer olive green than the army's more khaki shade. The jacket is in a good medium to large Japanese size and would fit a bust or mannequin.
JAPANESE OFFICERS SWORD WITH HORIMONO BLADE. A magnificent Shin Gunto army officers sword with the blade tang signed 'NO SHU SEKI TAKA YAMA YOSHI NAO SAKU'. The smith's name in full is YOSHINAO TAKAYAMA' family name, he was a resident of Seki. The blade, 27 inches long, has a beautiful full length hamon (hardened edge) which is extremely wavy. The Horimono, which on one side is to a length of 6½ inches has been cut into the blade in the image of a dragon, with the reverse side a Bonji character, which reads 'MOREE HEAD BUDHA'. Three minor chips at the point of the blade otherwise good bright original polish. These style of blades with Horimono cut into the blade were special order. The beautifully styled hilt, longer than standard, in the civilian form, has its original binding, which is virtually mint, all of the ray skin below the binding again undamaged. The Menuki below the binding are of dragon features with gold highlights. The Fuchi and Kashira fittings at the top and bottom of the hilt are also decorated without gold finish. The tsuba is a standard iron tsuba. This is all fitted into its military metal scabbard, which has all its original olive drab paint remaining. The fittings have their finish visible. A section of Japanese cording has been attached from the hanging ring to the near base of the scabbard. A magnificent rare sword.
JAPANESE RISING SUN FLAG. Red sun on white background flag cloth, complete with its selvage edge and rope. Some staining to the end as can be seen in our web images, no moth damage.
JAPANESE RISING SUN FLAG. SMALL SIZE. A 35cms x 30cms printed red sun on light cotton field, some minor staining, complete with string suspension.
JAPANESE SOLDIER'S SUMMERWEIGHT JACKET. An excellent example of the summer weight jacket worn by Japanese troops, this is in mint unissued stored condition. There are profuse stamps to the interior including size medium, as well as other date and issue stamps. All buttons are present. The item has never had collar insignia attached and the condition is completely unfaded and stored mint. XJLP
JAPANESE SOUVENIR TYPE 30 TRAINING BAYONET. A scarce Japanese bayonet of the training bayonet variety, these were used by troops at training level and academy level. These were of inferior construction, however many of the details make them quite unique. This example is completely unmarked and has a very fine engagement stud to the top. The interesting factor is the U.S. veteran has clearly varnished to the handle and the scabbard details, but with the yellowing of the varnish this makes it difficult to read. The bayonet is in completely untouched condition with a bright blade throughout and blued features throughout the rest of the bayonet, these have a light rust patination, this is not deep thus there is virtually no actual deep pitting whatsoever. An unusual variation of the type 30.
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 TYPE 90 NIGHT FIGHTING HELMET. A scarce variation of the standard type 90 steel helmet. The Japanese participated in large scale night attacks and regularly practiced night fighting throughout the war. Although opinion is a little divided many advanced collectors believe that these standard type 90 helmets that have a secondary applied coat of black paint were for this purpose. In every way this is a textbook type 90 of late war manufacture of a large size. The lining is excellent with a late war leather headband in untreated grey pig skin. The leather pad holders are complete with all fingers present . The front cushion is missing from the interior however the other two remain intact. The original tie cord is present. There is approximately 95% of the original brown green paint to the interior. The chin straps remain complete with only minor fraying and a little staining in places. To the exterior of the helmet one can clearly see a secondary coat of black paint has been applied over the brown/green paint. There is an excellent patination overall and small areas where the paint has reacted with the underlying paint. The exterior paint is approximately 80% present with the normal scratches and small areas of paint loss to the crown, however the overall painted finish is well above average. To the front the original star is present and tight to the helmet. Interestingly both rivets have lost their small round heads to the side, this is clearly due to being slightly defective in their manufacture but they remain intact and holding the liner in place both shanks are complete and clearly turned over to the underlying liner band. This represents an extremely scarce variant in excellent condition throughout.
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 ENLISTED MANS GREAT COAT. An excellent large sized greatcoat with typical stampings to the interior. The nap of the wool has a little loss from moth however, this has been stopped and the item has been treated. All buttons are present and the item other than the moth damage is in almost perfect unissued condition.
JAPANESE WWII LATE WAR ENLISTED RANKS PEAKED FIELD CAP. Missing its star and missing its chinstrap but generally firm. Substitute leather sweatband present.
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 NAVY HELMET. A good example of the standard WWII Japanese helmet with at least 80% of its original brown painted finish remaining. Some loss of paint as can be seen from our web images, complete with its rare naval badge. The interior is all complete with the original green paint finish it was originally issued in. Liner all intact, complete with its slightly rust stained webbing chin cords. Complete with its original drawstring. Traces of kanji lettering inside the front brim.
JAPANESE WWII OFFICERS SWORD. A very clean Shin Gunto officers sword. The blade is unsigned. The hamon is faint. No damage, corrosion or staining to the blade in any area, 24 inches long. Complete with its standard WWII grip, which interestingly instead of having standard ray skin below the grip binding has a decorative brocade type fabric. Grip binding excellent. All other fittings are standard WWII style, complete with most of its original gilt. All fitted into its metal scabbard, which retains the majority of its original paint and good finish to the fittings, plus it is totally undented. For the collector wishing an example of a standard Japanese officers sword at the lower end of the price scale but with an excellent blade this is a perfect example. Accompanying this sword is a full description in English using Japanese terms.
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.
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.
KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. This maker marked Coastal Artillery badge by Hermann Aurich has unfortunately lost all its finish and is in a matching grey overall. Thick needle pin to reverse side, complete with the Hermann Aurich logo.
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.
KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good quality non maker marked convex shaped Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge. Virtually all the gilt remaining to the far deeper than normal struck laurel leaf, the swastika within the claws of the eagle is frosted. Some dullness to the silvering of the exploding mine. The reverse side is a light bronze colour. We are unable to identify the manufacturer of this badge, however the quality is superb.
LARGE ILLUMINATED SHOOTING PRIZE AWARD. A beautifully decorated shooting prize printed award measuring 41cms x 29cms placed in a modern frame being the award for the Schutzenschnur 1st class to Schutz Wiegand of the 1st Company Infantry Regiment 37, dated ’13.10.1938’.
LATE WAR ARMY ENLISTED MANS FIELD CAP EAGLE. Machine embroidered combined eagle and roundel on cotton triangle.
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
LUFTSCHUTZ BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA CUFF TITLE. The very rare cuff title in green canvas cloth, with the white printed letters 'Luftschutzpolizei Bohmen-Mahren'. Photographed in the excellent new work 'DEFENDING THE REICH' by David Littlejohn on page 416, this rare cuff title was worn by the Luftschutz service of the occupied area of Bohemia and Moravia. Six pages are devoted to this rare organisation within this book. Many coloured pictures and uniform reprints from the original period are featured in this book and it shows the cuff title being worn.
LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN FLYING BLOUSE. The scarce Luftwaffe 1st pattern enlisted mans flying blouse, worn by a Gefreiter in a Luftwaffe Signal's unit. The very first pattern flying blouse was without pockets and was never fitted with a Luftwaffe breast eagle. This example in small size, has seen much service wear. The nap to the inner collar is worn away. There are various areas of moth damage on the back panel only. The front of the tunic and the arms being virtually moth free, with one small moth nip close to the lower tunic fixing button. Signal Section copper brown twisted cord waffenfarbe surrounding the collar with silk piped slip-on shoulder boards. Matching brown Gefreiter collar patches with a moth nip to the right hand collar patch. Profusely marked to the interior left hand pocket, firstly within a rectangular block to a flying unit in Schwerin, followed by the maker's mark in Berlin with size stampings and, lastly, at the base of the pocket with the Luftwaffe LBA acceptance stamp. It has its standard five button configuration with a closing neck. At the base of the front skirt a male/female pop stud has been added for extra closing to the front of tunic. It would appear that the tunic was originally issued with stitch-in shoulder boards that has been replaced by the slip-on boards. The copper brown piping to the collar is loose in places. A scarce Luftwaffe tunic.
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.
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.
LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION COLLAR PATCHES. A rare set of unused collar patches for a Hermann Goering Division Rifle Regiment enlisted man. Wool base, one single seagull to each collar patch, piped in a ribbed silk Rifle green piping. Unused condition. Beautifully sewn on the reverse side with some identifying numbers of ‘371’ applied in pencil to each of the card backing.
LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGES. Two Luftwaffe radio operator air gunner badges both the metal and the cloth version. The standard metal version is non maker marked being in excellent condition retaining at least 70% of all the silvered finish to the wreath with slight rubbing to the high spots. To the reverse side there is a thick needle pin, two domed rivets, pin retaining hook and hinge system all complete and undamaged. The matching cloth issued version, which has been affixed, to a tunic and stitches still remain. Both of these items are fitted in the badge award case and were obviously the property of one individual Luftwaffe recipient. The box itself is the metal-hinged type, which has the paper covering to the hinge, which has split. Fading to the flock base of the box, the box itself has the scarce titling to the exterior in gold, which reads ‘Luftwaffe Bordfunker-Abzeichen.’ Two good examples of one recipient’s awards.
LZ 127 GRAF ZEPPELIN PLAQUE. A 2½ inch x 3½ inch bronze plaque with the outline of the Zeppelin flying through the clouds commemorating the Friedrichshafen to New York flight in October 1928 with the separately applied 8 individual signatures of officers to the reverse of plaque.
M.35 POLISH RESISTENCE HELMET. An extremely rare example of a German Wehrmacht M.35 helmet, which has been captured by Polish resistance fighters and re-used by them. In photographs of the fighting in Warsaw one can clearly see Polish resistance fighters wearing a number of German items including SS jackets, Wehrmacht caps and German helmets. This particular helmet was at one time a double decal German army with typical olive green paint that has been reworked by complete removal of the eagle and rather cleverly modifying the national colours and removing the entire black portion so all that remained was the white and red portions of the army national colours decal and thus making this into a representation of the Polish colours of red and white. On close examination one can clearly see that this scratching has been carried out at the time and there is a good degree of very slight pitting to areas of the exposed metal that the scraping had left uncovered. The overall condition of the helmet is fairly good with rust pitting and some rust bleed. The original M.35 liner is present with its early un-reinforced aluminium band. The leather is a little fragile in places and some remedial repair work has been carried out upon the fingers. On in-hand examination this is unmistakeably a real item and thus very rare. The Polish people fought with extreme courage against the Third Reich oppressors and to find item from this terrible period of the war is virtually impossible and this is one of the few totally original examples that we have seen of this super scarce item.
M.40 COMBAT ARMY HELMET. A textbook helmet for a member of the army being the 1940 pattern helmet. The helmet has had at least two coats of paint and is in a typical field grey finish. The exterior of the shell retains a high percentage of its original paint with many scratches and areas of abrasion. The liner pins are present and tight. The shell itself is manufactured by NS and is in a size 64, NS stood for Nickelwerke. The liner is the typical 40 pattern liner with zinc band and chinstrap fittings. The interior leather liner is present and in good condition, the fingers are somewhat stretched from normal combat use, the original drawstring is present as is the original chinstrap. The original chinstrap has thinned a little due to some stretching but remains complete and supple. The liner band is dusty. The pins are present and show no kinks or alterations. The interior of the dome of the helmet remains in its first coat of factory paint. Overall a good combat helmet, dusty from storage the leather is in good condition and is slightly toned due to hair grease and the passing of time. One interesting point to note is the rolling of the edge to the front brim area is slightly malformed to the interior, it is unusual to see an item of German manufacture with an obvious minor manufacturing defect making this an interesting collectors helmet. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
MG 13 OR 15? DOUBLE SPARE BARRELL CARRYING CASE. . A 31 inch long carrying case for two barrells with it's original webbing carrying strap which we believe is for either the MG 13 or 15. Good paint finish to the exterior.
MG34 GUNNERS POUCH. The gunners pouch constructed from compressed paper with leather belt loops, the tools and equipment comprise:- hot barrel pad holder in felt dated 1943. Spider sight, which is waffen amt stamped in three places. Oil can, three letter coded, large wrench waffen amt stamped. Ruptured cartridge extractor three letter coded. Links starter tab rubberised muzzle cover. Calibre gauge this may be post war as it has a series of numbers conversant with numbers from the Bundeswehr period.
NIGERIAN SEALED PATTERN GROUPING. A most intriguing set of items that came from the pattern rooms, these are all with their sealed pattern labels that would have been for tradesmen and manufacturers to study the examples and for aiding production. Interestingly this was first sent for factory valuation on the 27th October 1925 and is a rare green felt fez. The label mounted to it and attached with a led seal. The label Fez for Nigerian native troops. There is a blue set of shoulder boards with fine Moroccan backing for Trinidad customs. One or two moth nips to the epaulettes an interesting crescent and moon embroidered insignia for the Malayan Air Force dated '56' and a Nigerian Medical Service Commonwealth crowned arm band which has no label but is mildly used. Items such as these seldom appear and are of great historic interest, the sealed pattern labels making them most intriguing.
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.
NSDAP GOLDEN PARTY MEMBERS BOOK AND GROUPING. A very rare 1927 NSDAP membership book to Friedrich Stammler. Friedrich Stammler was party number 71,065. The inside of page 8, which gives all his details is pen signed by Adolf Hitler to the lower left hand corner. Stammler was a resident of Munich. On page 9 his citation for the Golden Party Badge has been placed on the page, followed by page 9, a photograph of Stammler in civil dress. A huge amount of detail, hand written, on page 22. SA Gruppe Hochland label placed on page 23 with more text, hand written, with interesting labels and further text inlaid into book, followed by membership stamps '1928, 29,30, then all the way through to 45. At the reverse of page 39 there are the labels attached confirming his award of the NSDAP 10 year Long Service Medal in bronze in April 1940 and in silver on the same day. Followed by further membership stamps for 1937, 38, 39, 40, for 1941 there are no stamps but a written five line inscription, possibly giving the reason why there are no stamps, followed by stamps 42, 43, 44 and 1945. There is also the hand written date in the book of 1946. Obviously Herr Friedrich Stammler was a dedicated member of the Party and was in full membership from 1927 through to 1945. The main body of the book is adrift from the cover. Accompanying the book are an NSDAP entry card for a meeting at the Hofbrauhauses, Munich on the 24th February 1944 to Friedrich Stammler. Accompanying the pass and the entry card there is a wooden box which is full of primarily family photographs but a small section, probably about 50 whilst he served in WWI plus SA photographs of the 1920's and 30's. Friedrich Stammler had a long life, he was born in 1889 and within the grouping there is a 1980 dated badge for German Alpinists for 60 year membership. He would have been 91 at that stage in 1980. A folder of documents indicating that he was a Vice Wachtmeister in WWI and in WWII was a Leutnant of Reserve with the 7th Army Corps. A small WWI photograph album showing battlefield scenes. This group was recently acquired through his family in the Munich area.
NSKK CAP EAGLE GROUP FRANKEN. A silver BEVO woven on a sulphur yellow triangular background. Cut from roll. Small V section cut to the yellow background just to the left of the NSKK scroll. This can be viewed on our web images.
ORDENSBURGEN CUFF TITLE. A full length example of the rare Ordensburgen Bevo woven cuff title. Silver Bevo wire thread on mid tan background. During the 1950's and 1960's a superb collection of Third Reich and Imperial items were built up by Colonel C.N. Dodkin's whose name is mentioned in many books published in the 1970's and 1980's. The major part of his collection was sold in the 1980's but a small grouping of Imperial German items and Third Reich items have recently been offered for sale and we have fortunately purchased them. This item is from Colonel Dodkin's collection.
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. An extremely good 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.
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 ENTRENCHING TOOL AND CARRIER. A most unusual item of field equipment. We strongly believe this to be Polish. The steel shovel is in the linnman style. These were used by many countries in central Europe and this is the pointed type. There is a good large steel stamp which reads ''Wlochy.'' Wlochy is a suburb and a large industrial area of Warsaw. The use of the Anglo Saxon steel within the manufacturers logo, would indicate 30's manufacture and a company that was heavily involved in import and export. The configuration is most unusual as it would hang upside down. We believe this may well be for mountain troop use. The shovel holder is a most unusual steel envelope type with a leather belt strap and closure. The shovel head and the holder are painted an identical Polish type khaki green colour, and there are numerous areas of crackling to the original old and deeply patinated paint. The handle shows much wear and it has clearly at one time been also completely painted in this green colour. The overall condition is excellent with a few areas of rust bleed and a little flaking to the leather, however this remains extremely good and supple. An intriguing and fine well made item of equipment.
POLISH OFFICERS CAP. A well used WWII manufactured example of the Polish traditional cap. The centre band is of a very deep blue denoting Infantry. The large Polish manufactured eagle to the front is good with a patination with slight distortion to the head. The lining shows wear and tear, typical of a well used cap, there is some mothing to the crown and there is a small split running the length of the front of the peak, however the item still remains an impressive display piece
POLISH PORTRAIT. An exceptionally nice framed photograph of a Polish soldier. The soldier is clearly a participant in the Italian campaign and wears an American made battledress with multiple decorations, a British black tank type beret with polish badge and officers insignia. To each collar are the regimentally specific palm and crescent moon insignias of Putk Utanow Karpackich, this unit formed part of the Polish 2nd Corps and this veteran clearly saw much of the fighting within the Italian campaign. The overall condition is good with a period frame. There is some traces of yellow glue around the edges of the picture where it has once been mounted in another frame, however this does not damage the overall appearance whatsoever of the picture. A book worthy portrait.
POLISH POSSIBLY 2nd CORPS ARTILLERY MANS TUNIC. A 1941 dated New Zealand made four pocket tunic in a large size, having a matched pair of Italian made Poland shoulder titles in the classic Italian silver wire hand embroidery on red background. To each collar a green centred black edged collar patch, which we believe to be artillery. The collar patches are field made as each patch is slightly different to the other , the identical thread has been used to attch them to the tunic, All white metal Polish buttons are fitted. Obviously this soldier was a member of a Polish 2nd corps in Italy.
POLISH WWII BORDER POST SIGN. A very rare artefact of pre war Poland being the oval enamelled shield normally placed on frontier posts. The shield measure 15 across by 19½ deep in convex shape, it was originally mounted with four screws to the posts. There are evocative photographs available of German troops destroying these frontier signs. The sign is in magnificent condition with only slight damage to the enamel which can be seen in our web images. On the central shield itself there is just one section of damage to the claw of one of the eagle’s feet and the tip of four wings. A very rare item of the Polish WWII era. Condition:
POLISH WWII DAGGER/LETTER OPENER. We have never encountered one of these items before and we have had many of the polish army daggers. This is a two third size of the Polish army officers dagger of the pre WWII period. Measuring 25cm overall in length. Some light cloudiness to the blade, the grip is undamaged. Some thinness to the plating of the grip otherwise excellent.
POLISH WWII INSIGNIA GROUP. A highly interesting group of insignia, all items identified, which were sent to a Mr. Carl Bradshaw, 62 Woodmoor Lane, Stockport, Cheshire in September 1946 from the headquarters of a Polish unit. They include 9 collar insignia, seven in lozenge form, two in large pennon, a further one in the shortened lozenge form. Two Polish arm titles, probably Italian woven, a Polish Armoured Division arm sleeve and two separate Polish 2nd Corps arm badges, one woven, one printed. Every piece of the insignia is unit identified in original typed labels.
POLISH WZ 31 HELMET. One of the rarer helmets from WWII to find being the WK 31 pattern helmet as was standard issue for Polish forces when they opposed the German invasion. These helmets were short lived and obviously the vast majority were lost in the combat operations that ensued after the German invasion of their country. The helmet has the standard finish known as Salamander, this is a small wood chip-like particle applied to the factory sprayed finish, in this case a mid slate grey. The paint to the exterior is approximately 85% present with a few chips and scratches but much of the roughened finish remains. The liner is complete and is of the brown leather type with the three pads still in place. The chin strap is good and supple, however the short hook element is missing. The interior of the helmet is approximately 95% present with the smooth slate grey finish. A very scarce and complete WWII Polish helmet.
POLITICAL MESS TIN. 52741 A mess tin the identical size to the armed forces issue. However, finished on both the inside and outside in enamel. To the outside it is black and to the inside grey. Some minor chipping and indentations. It is completely undated and unmarked.
PRISONER OF WAR MADE AEROPLANE. A crude but interesting hand made example of a German prisoner of war produced JU52 aeroplane. Painted in field grey complete with all Balkan crosses with correct age crazing and swastika to tail plane. Model completely collapsible with three revolving propellers.
RAF ESCAPE BOOTS. An above average pair of these classic boots, the model were introduced in 1943 for general issue to RAF air crew. The overall condition of this particular pair is excellent with broad arrow marked zips functioning well. All sheepskin excellent to the interior with no rips or damage and in a very good clean condition retaining original laces. The original leather soles have been over-fitted with a Phillips non slip rubber sole. Excellent quality leather foot section with the black upper removable suede section superb.
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS SWEETHEART PIN. A gilded and blue enamel sweetheart pin of the Reconnaissance Corps. Undamaged enamel. Excellent quality with fixing pin to reverse side. Condition:
RECONNAISSANCE CORPS WAR ECONOMY BADGE. The rare plastic war economy badge for the Reconnaissance Corps complete with both prongs and its maker name in raised relief to reverse side.
RELIC SOVIET SAPPERS BODY ARMOUR. An extremely scarce set of body armour that was worn by combat engineers of the Soviet Union. The armour itself is a battlefield relic from Latvia and is deeply corroded overall, however it is stable and would display well. The armour consisted of an upper plate and lower plate, both are present.
RLB AIGULETTES. A set of mint unissued RLB official's dress aigulettes in matt silver brocade with inter-twined black fleck with original brocade manufactuer's tag. Dates 24.4.1936 with full hand written inscription for the use of aigulettes with word 'Hausmuster' above. Silver tag with raised logo Berlin.
ROMMELS ARMY IN AFRICA. A very good copy complete with its fly leaf of the excellent work on the Afrika Korps, the title Rommels Army in Africa by Dal McGuirk. Published in 1987. Apart from Roger Benders The Afrika Korps, this was the next major work on the story of the Afrika Korps in North Africa. 181 pages of text, black and white photographs and a very comprehensive central coloured section of artefacts used in the desert campaign. The book charts the construction of the Afrika Korps itself, its campaigns and its personnel with a small section of the Luftwaffe in Africa. A must in the library of the Afrika Korps collector.
ROMMELS ARMY IN AFRIKA BY DAL MCGUIRK. This book was one of the corner stone of collecting the Afrika Korps area of uniform and equipment. The book itself was well ahead of it's time and had wonderful colour illustrations of items within advanced collections, as well as a huge amount of information both on uniforms and troops and their movements as well as diary sections and a huge amount of black and white photos. This book still must be included in any serious Afrika Korps collection, and is now long out of print. This particular example is used but good with one slight rip to the dust covers spine. A little bending to the corners and just slight yellowing to the pages. However, all pages are well affixed to the spine and the item remains an extremely useable addition.
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.
RUSSIAN WW11 FLARE POUCH. An extremely rare item constructed of canvas and having a blue ribbed material to the interior with faint ink stamps. There are multiple loops which can be accessed from the top and from the side. A most unusual item of Soviet equipment.
RUSSIAN ARMY OF LIBERATION BREAST EAGLE. A bullion wire woven officers breast eagle with some light oxidisation on a light blue canvas ribbed backing, worn by officers of the Russian Army of Liberation on their lightweight French blue tunics.
RUSSIAN CAVALRY GYMNASTIORKA. This mid war garment having the two button stand up collar with false pleated upper pockets having pressed brass hammer and sickle buttons and officers cavalry shoulder boards the item is a typical issue quality of a salt and pepper-like mixed fibre cloth. The overall condition is excellent throughout with a few rust stains from coat hangers to the reverse of the interior neck that has bled through a little at the back, however this does not affect the overall display-ability of this excellent combat used garment.
RUSSIAN FRONT POLICE KVK CITATION. A framed A5 sized citation, non punch holed, folded once for the War Service Cross 1st class with swords awarded to ‘Meister D.Sch.Johann Wagner, Kommando Der Schutzpolizei Charkow’ dated ‘5.1.1943’, pen signed by General of Infantry. This citation scarce to these police units could be interpreted as being a member of one of the Einsatz Gruppen in Russia or working on anti partisan duties. Faint unit ink stamp.
RUSSIAN NAVAL INFANTRY GYMNASTIORKA. Typical mid to late war quality being made from a heavy almost denim-like material, faded to the exterior, however with a full compliment of naval pressed anchor buttons, a nice bullion naval grading badge to one arm and two each shoulder original naval paint finished combat epaulettes, in a good medium size with much character. A rare and interesting Soviet item.
RUSSIAN OBSERVATION PERISCOPE. A very scarce element of Soviet field equipment being the observation periscope used for those in fixed trench-like defence positions. The item itself comes in a typical Soviet made rigid canvas covered carrying device with a typically Russian simple rope shoulder strap and belt mounting loop. The periscope within is of typical Soviet-like pea green colour in a satin finish with a Bakelite eye cup. There appears to be good vision with only very minor clouding and one can clearly see a graticule pattern through the lens. The item remains in used excellent condition. Interestingly this item was recently purchased in Germany from a German soldier's effects.
RUSSIAN SSH36 HELMET. Another of the small grouping of three that we recently found that have clearly been stored together in the same cellar or attic. Again in very dusty condition, however with approximately 70% of the original pea green paint present with some rust bleed and small areas of surface corrosion. The item has not been cleaned and is completely untouched. The typical early liner is complete with the oilcloth grey green headband and grey stocking style liner. The metal corrugated spacers are complete and show some corrosion. There is a good degree of stamping to the rear metal with various numbers and codes and half of the original chin strap is still affixed, the entire chin strap is there and is of an interesting ersatz nature being of a reddy brown herringbone material. The buckle is present, however very corroded. As an example of an absolutely untouched helmet this is absolutely superb.
RUSSIAN WWII ARTILLERY OFFICERS GYMNASTIORKA. An excellent used example in a lightweight woollen material showing typical wartime configuration and having a faux collar sewn to the inside of the collar. There are plastic U.S. War Aid type buttons and there are one or two period repairs to areas of the cuff, the cuff having red piping. There are period repairs also to holes in the elbows. An overall excellent jacket which has a fine combat look to the whole item.
RUSSIAN WWII BACK PACK. The simple but very effective back pack consisting of a single large compartment with straps to the rear which act as shoulder straps and closures that buckle around the top of the bag, which is also secured using a draw cord. The item is made from brown/green canvas material and has some storage marking and small stains, however it appears unissued and unused. An scarce item of typical Russian equipment. Condition:
RUSSIAN WWII BREAD BAG. An excellent condition Russian bread bag from WWII. Light olive green material, multi stitched pattern canvas lined with markings but difficult to read. Very clean, complete with both belt loops.
RUSSIAN WWII GREATCOAT. A very nice example of the greatcoat with the hook closure to the front, early large service branch collar tabs with Captain’s enamel squares pinned through. The whole item is in excellent condition with just one or two surface moth nips throughout. All nap of cloth excellent. There are extensive stampings to the roughened cotton interior.
RUSSIAN WWII GYMNASTIORKA. An excellent example in American wool with the original manufacturer’s tab still sewn to the reverse of the neck with Soviet stampings. There appears to be reconnaissance shoulder boards and scout sniping tabs to the front of the blouse. The overall condition is very much above average with all nap of wool excellent and no obvious moth damage whatsoever.
RUSSIAN WWII MOISAN NAGANT RIFLE AMMUNITION POUCH. Blue grey cloth, clearly marked and dated ‘1943’.
RUSSIAN WWII OFFICERS MAP CASE. An issued example of the map case of good mid brown supple leather throughout with press studs and the original holders to the interior, which are transparent. There is one small crack to the top of one of the windows within the map case, otherwise excellent with just scuffs and corner knocks. The original matching shoulder strap is integral to the set.
RUSSIAN WWII OFFICERS WAIST BELT. A good supple example of the standard waist belt worn by senior nco’s and officers of the Russian Army with open frame steel buckle. All rivets in place and original keeper still present.
RUSSIAN WWII PPSH MAGAZINE AND POUCH. An interesting WWII Russian pouch of canvas material. Interestingly with loops to the reverse, one clearly marked ‘ME Co 1943’, this showing the use of British supply webbing to Russian units. The item is in near mint stored condition with a very high degree of the finish still remaining to the magazine and dummy rounds still intact for display.
RUSSIAN WWII SHELTER CAPE. A rare item of Russian field uniform being the long shelter cape with its own fitted hood. General service wear, no damage, staining or holes, Russian Cyrillic markings to the interior, some of which have been inked out which we presume are a Russian film costumier organisation markings.
RUSSIAN WWII SNOW SUIT. The scarce snow suit worn extensively for winter combat use, this is made from a cotton/linen type material and has service staining and some snags and pulls with field repairs overall. The item is extremely good for display and is an evocative reminder of the horrendous winter warfare. The trousers are in matching condition with the same small amount of repairs and there are indelible ink markings to the trousers carried out probably by the soldier.
RUSSIAN WWII WEBBING HAND GRENADE POUCH. Excellent mint unissued condition dated ‘1943’ light cream webbing three compartment hand grenade pouch. Complete with its matching webbing belt loop to the reverse side. Soviet star marked and leather closing loop complete with its wooden toggle.
RUSSIAN WWII WINTER PADDED SUIT. A good example of the classic Russian winter padded suit in excellent condition. Two front open pockets, one with some staining. No holes, moth or damage on either the jacket or the trousers, lined in a grey blue cotton linen. Collarless style jacket with long sleeves.
RUSSIAN WWII WINTER WAISTCOAT. An excellent supplementary garment that would have been worn to ward off the fierce cold of the Russian Front. Quilt manufactured of typical workshop type construction with sewn machine edging. The item is in good used condition with some service staining and marking with Russian indelible ink reticulation numbers to the inner of the garment. All tie cords are present.
SCHUTZ POLIZEI WACHTMEISTER SHOULDER BOARD. We have recently acquired 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. A very worn and badly mothed slightly oxidised shoulder board for a Schutz Polizei Wachtmeister.
SEAFORTH CANADA TITLE. An excellent pre WWII or WWII serif title in good condition, removed from a tunic with just a little moth to one corner, nice toning to the lettering.
SOUTH AFRICAN NO.5. SMLE BAYONET. A typical unmarked No.5 bayonet in good clean condition with excellent parkerising to the blade.
SOUTH AFRICAN WWII TROPICAL TUNIC. A lightweight tropical tunic but fully lined in the Scottish cut away style to a Lieutenant in the Transvaal Scottish. Rare shoulder titles, black embroidered on yellow background, the orange red tabs attached to the epaulettes to indicate overseas service, Transvaal Scottish gilded matching collar patches with SA titles to the lower part of the collar. Medal ribbons comprise of the Italy Star, British War and Defence Medal and an extra South African award. All Transvaal Scottish buttons, which are all of the removable type. Some service wear and fraying to the back of the collar and the lower cuffs otherwise stain-free and extremely displayable.
SOVIET RUSSIAN GRENADE POUCH. Mint unissued condition canvas three compartment pouch for Russian grenades. Maker marked and dated 1941 to interior flap.
SOVIET UNION MEDAL FOR COMBAT SERVICE. Medal for Combat Service 2nd type. It is in good overall condition.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR BREECHES. A scarce pair of breeches issued to either side during the Spanish conflict. These are in used but good condition with some minor fraying. They are of a very simplified construction with simple laces to the lower cuffs.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR CAVALRY POUCH. A very scarce pouch being the standard ammunition pouch with two rear passes for belt mounting, however this has never been mounted with the loop for the shoulder straps and would have been carried upon the sword belt with a single cross strap. A very rare item of Spanish Civil War militaria.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR COMMUNIST BANNER TOP. An extremely nice small item of Spanish Civil War militaria being a typical fairly crudely produced banner top for Communist Militia. This is produced of sheet brass-like metal and has a nickel chrome-like plating over the entire surface. The image is excellent and strong and very typical of those used by Communist Militias.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR GAS MASK BAG. An extremely scarce bag being the slightly rubberised fabric, these were produced during the Civil War and this example is typical of Republican examples being made of multi coloured elements of cotton. The bag is good overall with some rust to the metal fittings, however stable and complete with no ripping or tears. A scarce item to complete the Spanish Civil War display.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE INSIGNIA. An interesting set of items including an original International Brigade medal, this particular medal was awarded on departure of the International Brigades and is of typical slightly low quality production. The medal has fairly distinct detail to the overall relief. This includes the original red silk ribbon. Within our illustrations we are showing a comparison with a copy version of the same medal that shows how the collector can ascertain detailing. Also completing this set is a small and highly rare insignia commemorating the 1936 Olympiad, this small badge is of enamel and would mount through the button on a suit. To the reverse is a Barcelona maker's details. The enamel throughout is fairly good with only one or two tiny areas of chipping as well as details of Barcelona and dates within 1936. An extremely scarce item of historical interest and Olympic history. It must be remembered that many members who travelled to Spain to take part in the Olympiad stayed behind and formed brigades of the International Brigade, the German participation being particularly strong and many of the original member of the German Thalmann Brigade were fact Olympiad athletes.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR MILITIA BELT. An extraordinarily scarce item being the poorly produced belt, these items were produced for many of the combatants and particularly the anarchist and communist elements of the fight. The belt is produced from a tough linen material that has been glazed with a black tar-like paint having a riveted section and a completely plain Spanish style buckle applied. There is a good degree of patination to both buckle and hook elements and the belt has lost some of its surface black. The item is very dusty from storage and one of the few of this rare type of belt that we have ever encountered.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR MOROCCAN TROOPS FEZ. From a highly interesting collection of Spanish Civil War items recently purchased by Regimentals. The Moroccan troops stayed loyal to the Nationalist cause and were some of the front line troops of Franco’s army, they were air lifted and brought by sea from Morocco and fought throughout the Spanish Civil War period. The red fez was known as Tarbosh and was worn by the Tropas Regulares De Marruecos. This type of headdress is specific to the Spanish military and has multiple air holes to the crown. A large stork and a deep maroon colour.
SPANISH CIVIL WAR PAPERWORK. Three interesting items of paperwork including the newspaper sold on the streets of England called The Fighting Corps, this edition is dated ‘December 36’ and has much information about anarchist and communist militia activities as well as various propaganda written type statements and lists meetings and other events in support of the Spanish republic. The second document is edition number 1, dated ‘1939’ of the International review, which talks about the debacle in Spain, college fascism etc., and is an American publication. These were sold for 15 cents per copy. A highly interesting item of Spanish Civil War history printed in New York. The third item is a pamphlet sold in Britain and is a memorial souvenir for the International brigade. The pamphlet, although undated, is clearly from the forties, it lists many articles and items of interesting and clearly shows a romantic view of the International Brigade, there are songs and music listed. A highly interesting and poignant item of Spanish Civil War history. The pamphlet contains a complete roll of honour of all dead members of the British battalion of the International Brigade including places of birth and death.
SPANISH WWII REPUBLICAN GROUPING. Any item from the Spanish Civil War must be considered rare, however items from the defeated Republic must be considered the rarest as obviously many of these items had to be destroyed. The lot consists of the following items:- An interesting pamphlet in Spanish produced recording the Russian Revolution, the artwork to the front of the pamphlet again is most interesting and there are numerous stamps for the Comite De Cultura Milicias Populares. Booklets such as this would have been produced to educate members of the Republic in terms of political direction. To the rear of the document are interesting advertisements for books etc., on political subjects. There is a most interesting pair of commercially produced braces in the Republican flag colour still mounted upon their paper card for sale, many items of this type of patriotic material was produced for the Republic. There is an excellent UGT members card with various inserts and stamps for hospitality dated '1937'' and to the reverse of the card is an excellent picture of a militia type soldier wearing typical side cap and this is over-stamped with UGT stamp. There is an interesting Spanish passport from 1937 which allows travel to Europe but not Russia, the item was issued in Barcelona on the 3rd July 1936, to the rear appears various stamps including a special visit to the Rhine area of Germany. An interesting constitution of the Republic Espanola with the typical Republican colours to the front, interestingly this document was produced in Buenos Aires Argentina and would be typical of an item carried by an International Brigader from that country. Finally there is a typical Republican type mess tin containing various items including two Republican bank notes, a set of razor blades in their original packet, a gun cleaning brush manufactured from a cartridge, shaving brush, pen knife, various coins and tokens from Republican type canteens.
SPECIAL A SERVICE TITLE. Probably one of the rarest cloth items of military insignia we have come across being the insignia for Special A Service, this actually meant Special Armoured Service and was a unit involved in development and trials of tanks and armoured vehicles in the inter-war years. The item is in excellent condition, clearly removed from a scrapbook, there are slight glue residue stains to the reverse.
SS 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.
SS BUCHENEWALD GUARDS WEHRPASS. A standard issue armed forces wehrpass with Waffen SS imprinted heavily to the block on the lower front cover. In excellent condition and issued in July 1942. The recipient served as a guard at Buchenwald ,Sachsenhausen and the Flossenburg camp. Excellent photograph, hatless, wearing a brown shirt and black tie signed over the photograph. He was a Volksdeutsche born in Romania. The pass shows service from October 1940 at Buchenwald transferred to Sachsenhausen in Feb 44 and Flossenburg in Feb 1945. Promoted to Rottenfurher in 1943. The pass shows training for us of the G98 rifle, PO8 luger pistol, Czech MG.
SS FLOSSENBURG CAMP CARD WHERPASS A highly impressive wehrpass with large Waffen SS stamped to the panel on the front cover. Complete with the recipients WWI soldbuch. The recipients name appears to be Willhelm Ries, born April 1889. This WWI army soldbuch shows service from 1911 in fusilier regiment 80 transferred to Fusilier Regiment 88 and finally to Infantry Regiment 99 in 1916. He then went on the serve in the SS. His pass photograph shows him wearing the M36 tunic, facing camera with clear view of the Totenkopf collar patch, hatless. Showing service from Dec 1941 with a 2/SS Sturmbann Flossenburg promoted to SS Rottenfurher in July 1942. The soldbuch shows that he was trained to use the G98 rifle, the MP26, the Czech MG26 and the Czech MG37. He appears to previously served as an SS Untersharfuhrer at Buchenwald but discharged from there in November 1938. The Buchenwald evidence is from a sheet of typed paper folded inside the inside cover, stamped with the over stamp of Commandantur Buchenwald. The passbook shows service through to 1942.
SS MARKED OFFICERS MARCHING BOOTS. A pair of marching boots worn by an SS officer. The heels have been replaced. The toes still have their metal cleats. They are SS marked in the lower protected area between the sole and the heel, also rubber ink stamped to the interior of each boot. One adjuster loose to the boot. Some scuffing to leather, generally good condition.
SS OBERGRUPPENFUHRER AUGUST HEISSMEYER SIGNATURE. Full pen signature on a punch-holed A4 sheet. August Heissmeyer as well as being an SS Obergruppenfuhrer, was the Chief Inspector of the National Political Education School, Napola. The letter is addressed to SS Gruppenfuhrer Hildebrandt, it is dated 8th January 1941. Accompanied by two sheets of research.
SS OBERGRUPPENFUHRER WERNER LORENZ SIGNATURE. Full pencil signature on a punch-holed A4 sheet, which is half typed on the reverse side, thus having a 1½ typed sheet letter on the headed paper of Lorenz as SS Obergruppenfuhrer and Reichstag member, dated February 1938 to a Gruppenfuhrer Schmitt at the headquarters of the SS in the Prinz-Albercht Strasse. Werner Lorenz, 1891-1974 was head of the reference office for racial Germans. Joined the SS in 193. Lorenz was a motivating force in Himmler's drive to absorb 'racial' Germans in the Reich. Promoted to Obergruppenfuhrer in 1943. In 1948 he was sentenced to 20 years in prison as a war criminal. He was released early in 1955 and died in 1974. These details of Lorenz history was taken from the excellent work 'LEADERS AND PERSONALITIES OF THE THIRD RIECH' by Charles Hamilton, page 304-305, which shows two excellent pictures of Lorenz, one wearing Allgemeine General's uniform, the other in a Waffen SS General's uniform hatless as a prisoner of the allies in May 1945.
SS STANDARTENFUHRER FRITZ WITT SIGNATURE. Signed in pencil by Fritz Witt, on the base of a Hoffman card, showing Witt in SS Standartenfuhrer uniform. Knights Cross and Oak Leaves at neck, wearing SS officers visor cap. There was another Fritz Witt signature, also on Hoffman card in this collection, the other item was signed in pen, this is pencil. Fritz Witt, Commander of 1st Battalion Infantry Regiment Deutschland, awarded Knights Cross 4th September 1940, Oak Leaves 1.3.1943. Complete with the card is the photocopy of this card laid onto the original page of the Hitler Youth Members autograph collection book. 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.
SS TENT. The ultimate item of SS camouflage equipment being a 2 man tent constructed from either three or four zeltbahns that have all been stitched together with a front opening flap and have in turn been stitched themselves to heavy olive green canvas base. The zeltbahns are the standard oak leaf pattern, spring reversible to autumn, it is the spring side that is the exterior of the tent. Some minor patches and repairs with camouflage material. Complete with all its matching three-letter coded 'GYQ 41' maker marked and dated tent pegs and a full set of non maker marked tent poles.
SS WEHRPASS FOR A FLOSSENBURG GUARD A good clean wehrpass of a camp guard of a concentration camp who served in Sachsenhausen and Flossenburg camps. An excellent pass photograph wearing brown shirt and black tie, hatless. It shows service from Jan 1940 with Totenkopf infantry regiment no.9. Tranferred to Sachsenhausen in Feb 1941 and Flossenburg in Feb1944. Promoted to SS Rottenfurher in August 1941. Trained to use G98 rifle, PO8 luger pistol, Czech MG26, MG08 and MG08/15. With certificates stating that he has previously served in the Czech army from 1925 to 1927. Plus one extra spare photograph identical to the photograph riveted into the pass book.
STANDING AFRIKA KORPS IMAGE. A very large size image of an Afrika Korps enlisted man measuring 12 x 15 inches. The image showing the Afrika Korps enlisted man standing full length, wearing the early M.41 field cap with waffenfarbe clearly shown, 1st pattern Afrika tunic, breeches, normal European boots. The image is already situated in a larger display frame measuring 15 x 19 inches.
SWEDISH WWII GAUNTLETS. A pair of brown leather gauntlets in unissued condition, which are marked ‘1942’ with what appears to be a Swedish crown above. Both glove sections have adjustable receptions with a leather strap and twin adjustable male/female pop studs.
SWEDISH WWII HOLSTER. An excellently constructed holster for the Husqvarna revolver. Good supple condition, signs of wear with verdigris to brass elements.
SWEDISH WWII LEATHER HOLSTER FOR THE LAHTI M.40 PISTOL. Good condition overall with both belt loops fitted.
TARNFARBEN VOLUME 1 BY OLIVER LOCK. A wonderful new publication by Military Mode Publishing, 250 pages of in-depth photography and enlightening information on the patterns and application of WWII German Camouflage painted objects. Presented in a hard back format and in line with the other successful Military Mode books, this work contains many rare and identified items found in the battlefields of the Ardennes and other items from around the world. Not simply a book about helmets, this production has a hat full of gas mask tins, vehicle parts and equipment. With a very detailed foreword by Historian Jon Baker the book is a mouth watering plethora of original German WWII relics aimed at collectors, Modellers and Historians alike. Produced in conjunction with the help of two superb museums in the heart of the Ardennes, the book is delivered with an artistic eye and revolutionary style. Due for release on February 18th. Condition:
TARNFARBEN VOLUME 1 BY OLIVER LOCK. A wonderful new publication by Military Mode Publishing, 250 pages of in-depth photography and enlightening information on the patterns and application of WWII German Camouflage painted objects. Presented in a hard back format and in line with the other successful Military Mode books, this work contains many rare and identified items found in the battlefields of the Ardennes and other items from around the world. Not simply a book about helmets, this production has a hat full of gas mask tins, vehicle parts and equipment. With a very detailed foreword by Historian Jon Baker the book is a mouth watering plethora of original German WWII relics aimed at collectors, Modellers and Historians alike. Produced in conjunction with the help of two superb museums in the heart of the Ardennes, the book is delivered with an artistic eye and revolutionary style. Due for release on February 18th.
TARNFARBEN VOLUME 1 BY OLIVER LOCK. A wonderful new publication by Military Mode Publishing, 250 pages of in-depth photography and enlightening information on the patterns and application of WWII German Camouflage painted objects. Presented in a hard back format and in line with the other successful Military Mode books, this work contains many rare and identified items found in the battlefields of the Ardennes and other items from around the world. Not simply a book about helmets, this production has a hat full of gas mask tins, vehicle parts and equipment. With a very detailed foreword by Historian Jon Baker the book is a mouth watering plethora of original German WWII relics aimed at collectors, Modellers and Historians alike. Produced in conjunction with the help of two superb museums in the heart of the Ardennes, the book is delivered with an artistic eye and revolutionary style.
TARNFARBEN VOLUME 1 BY OLIVER LOCK. A wonderful new publication by Military Mode Publishing, 250 pages of in-depth photography and enlightening information on the patterns and application of WWII German Camouflage painted objects. Presented in a hard back format and in line with the other successful Military Mode books, this work contains many rare and identified items found in the battlefields of the Ardennes and other items from around the world. Not simply a book about helmets, this production has a hat full of gas mask tins, vehicle parts and equipment. With a very detailed foreword by Historian Jon Baker the book is a mouth watering plethora of original German WWII relics aimed at collectors, Modellers and Historians alike. Produced in conjunction with the help of two superb museums in the heart of the Ardennes, the book is delivered with an artistic eye and revolutionary style. Condition:
TARNFARBEN VOLUME 2 BY OLIVER LOCK Volume 2 of the very successful Tarnfarben series showing an array of items camouflaged by the German Forces in WWII. This in depth image strong book focuses on Helmets, vehicle parts, street signs and munitions tins as well as gas mask tin and many other interesting items. Close up photography give the reader an insight into the application and methods of camouflage paint used during combat and the work is a valuable tool into detecting reproduction items of the period. Published in Hardback by Military Mode Publishing, the book contains over 230 pages.
TARNFARBEN VOLUME 2 BY OLIVER LOCK. Volume 2 of the very successful Tarnfarben series showing an array of items camouflaged by the German Forces in WWII. This in depth image strong book focuses on Helmets, vehicle parts, street signs and munitions tins as well as gas mask tin and many other interesting items. Close up photography give the reader an insight into the application and methods of camouflage paint used during combat and the work is a valuable tool into detecting reproduction items of the period. Published in Hardback by Military Mode Publishing, the book contains over 230 pages.
THE GERMAN REICHWHER. The excellent work in German language by the Austrian publishing house Verlag Militaria, published in 2005, the whole history of the German Reichwher between the wars. 464 pages of magnificent photographs both in colour and black and white of all the equipment, the construction, the organisation and administration of the German Reichwher. Complete with its original dust cover.
THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES LARGE CAPACITY MESS TIN. A slightly larger than standard green painted mess tin, which retains virtually all of its original green paint finish.
THIRD REICH ARMY GUNNERY PLAQUE. An unissued small plaque measuring 2½ x 1 3/4 inches. In raised relief on the face side is a Third Reich Army gunner viewing through the periscope of an artillery piece.
THIRD REICH GERMAN MG MEDIC TIN. An excellent standard machine gun belt tin that has been used for medical purchases. These highly practical water tight tins serve numerous purposes and this example is in very much above average condition with 85% of the dark slate grey paint to the exterior with all leather buffers still sewn in place. Having an excellent red cross factory applied decal to the side. There is one small scratch to the decal and a little chipping. The item is un waxed or un oiled and Waffen Ampt stamped. A great item for display.
THIRD REICH GERMAN/FINNISH KNIFE. What is amazing is that after 35 years of dealing in militaria new items constantly appear, which we have never seen before. We have seen aluminium soldier art from North Africa, mainly in the form of cigarette cases, we have seen the hand carved walking sticks from the Russian Front, but never before have we encountered one of the soldier art knives made on the Finnish or Russian Front. This example is a Finnish Made knife compressed wood grip, aluminium pommel, Bowie style blade with central fuller. The overall length of the knife is 7 inches. The knife itself is fitted to a hand made aluminium scabbard by a German soldier on the Russian or Finnish Front in 1941, known as the Pukko knife, it is. Engraved to the scabbard is a large swastika with a heart below, then the name 'Kiestinky' the date '17.10.1941'. The only reference we can find to a name Kiestinky is, we found on an Austrian web site the names of many Austrians killed in WWII, one of which was killed in Kiestinky, Russia. Recently acquired from a collection in Austria. Soldier art has been fascinating subject through the ages of war, right from the French prisoners of the Napoleonic War through to Boer War soldiers and prisoners, WWI trench art, WWII helmet art and the other associated items which we have mentioned in this description. Another example is photographed on page 73 in the excellent new soft back work entitled German Combat Knives 1914-1945 by Christian Mery
THIRD REICH LARGE FORMAT DUTY TORCH. A most interesting torch being a good large size torch, possibly police or political connections. The manufacturer is Pertrix and to the bottom battery compartment is a large embossed swastika. The colour is an olive brown colour and the brown leather belt hanger is very similar to SA type dagger hangers in its construction and materials used. To the lens there is a rubberised protecting edging, this is extremely crazed and in a very loose fragile state, however it remains intact and complete. The on/off buttons appear to work well as well as the adjustments. A most interesting item to display, in overall very good condition, within the original bulb is still present, there is some wear to the paint in the handle gripping area.
THIRD REICH LUGER HOLSTER. Good condition Luger holster. Solid hard shell leather in black for the PO8 Luger semi automatic pistol. Marked on the reverse side with eagle and swastika over 'WA 170'. Maker coded 'BCB42' with designation 'P08'. The black chroming to the closing tab has disappeared leaving the naked brown red leather. Leather strap for the buckle has since broken at an exhibtion and been repaired so price changed accordingly. Photo has not been replaced.
THIRD REICH NSKK MOTORCYCLE TROUSERS. A scarce pair of the olive green waterproofed overall trousers. A two-piece foul weather uniform was issued to motorcyclists from the mid thirties throughout the war, this was the specific duty uniform of the NSKK in winter. The trousers came from RZM stocks, this particular pair are profusely stamped ‘NSKK’ to the interior and have the Prym zip snaps as well as a DRP marked zip area. The trousers appear unworn, the original RZM cloth tab is missing. The integral braces remain intact. The material is good and pliable and suffering no delaminating or distress. The large stamp reads ‘NSKK TFMU’.
THIRD REICH SS CAVALRY OFFICERS SUMMER TUNIC. A large size, white summer tunic constructed in the correct pre war style for a Waffen SS Officer. White ribbed material, four button front, open collar format, deep barrel cuffs. The two upper pockets are straight with pleats, the two lower pockets, hidden with angled pocket flaps. The double skirted back in the Allgemiene SS form. The inner arm pits are fitted with an extra ventilation system, inside the lower left pocket as the tunic is worn, is a hole measuring 3 inches that has been tailored for the dagger or sword hanger to pass through. The tunic has been fitted with all removable insignia as normal with white tunics to enable frequent cleaning of the jacket without damaging the insignia, The collars and shoulder straps are for a Waffen SS Untersturmfuhrer of an SS Cavalry unit. The shoulder boards are of the slip on style with removable screw in type buttons, when the tunic arrived with us it had a miss matched set of buttons, The collar patches are held to the tunic by four screw posts with knurled nuts. The beautiful quality officers arm eagle is affixed via four hook and eyes. All closing and pocket buttons are also the removable style with nickel rings passing through the shank eyes of each button. There is some minor discoloration and light staining which could be improved with dry cleaning. Condition:
U.S WWII IKE JACKET. In a good size 38 large with condition being excellent throughout. Corporals stripes to arms, engineers collar discs, medal ribbons and green tabs to epaulettes.
U.S WWII M.10 PISTOL BELT. A good early production model with all brass fittings and T piece closure. The stampings are a little faint but appear to be '42'. The item is in good used combat condition.
U.S WWII MUSTARD WOOL TROUSERS. An excellent pair marked waist 32 length 29. Nicely inked officers name and number to the interior. In good used condition with just a few very minor stains but there appears to be no moth or holing.
U.S WWII WOOLEN TRIGGER MITTS. A very good condition pair still with elasticity to wool. In stored mint condition.
U.S. 9TH AIR FORCE PHOTO GROUPING. A set of publishable photographs, each of these photos having to the reverse 'Passed by censor' stampings and some annotation. The set clearly pertains to an airman who served in the U.K. and there are numerous photos including some of English country cottages which are in themselves absolutely stunning and very evocative of the period. There are also pictures with a British bobby. Other photos of photo examination being undertaken by 9th Air Force personnel wearing overseas jackets of British manufacture with 9th Air Force patches. There are numerous photographs of functions with female civilian persons being invited. There is an award ceremony, photographs of dancing, other photographs of plotting, many of the shots are of everyday life and show wonderful uniform details. There is a good grouping of officers and sergeants clearly about to undertake field firing all wearing M1 helmets, many of the officers having rank bars to the front. There are pictures of hair cutting and one very nice group of three with the central figure wearing a beautiful A2 jacket with a squadron insignia to the front breast. The clarity of these photographs is very good with a total of 27 in all.
U.S. AIRBORNE TROOP CARRIER COMMAND PATCH. A scarce English made felt based arm patch with very fine yellow, black, red and white embroidery for the Airborne Troop Carrier Command. Stitch marks visible where removed from tunic.
U.S. ARMY WWII TROUSERS (PINKS) A good condition pair of the trousers worn with the chocolate uniform by U.S.Army and Army Air Force officers. One slight nick to the cloth close to the fly area otherwise good overall. The label to the interior ‘Regulation Army Officer Trouser’ with a waist size of ’30 inches’ and an inside leg of ‘30’ but with enough material left to adjust down to 32 with at least an inch available in the seam to be widened.
U.S. AVIATORS KIT BAG. One of the classic American designs of WWII, this simple cloth bag has beautiful ageing and would make not only a fine collectable but a wonderful gentleman's bag for travel. To side is a typical aviators kit bag designation with the AF round acceptance stamp below. There is a gentle fade and wear to the high points with one or two pulls to the canvas, but having a distinctive slightly battered combat flyers look to it. There are various integral pockets and both of the original crown zips function well. SC40
U.S. CHOCOLATE IKE JACKET AND TROUSERS. An excellent ensemble being the chocolate Ike jacket made from barathea of the finest quality with a good with a good New York label to the interior as well as details of the original owner being a Captain Beverly Jones and a date of '1945'. This particular officer had a interesting career and served after WWII in support of the formation of the Iraqi forces. The tunic is in wonderful condition with a lovely unfaded colour throughout and with all signals insignia attached to the collars in a beautiful enamelled clutch backed fashion, with Major's rank to the epaulettes and two divisional insignias. The trousers, although not part of this outfit are his property and are a typical pair of olive green wool trousers that would have been worn for combat wear. A stunning set.
U.S. CIVIL DEFENCE GAS MASK. A rare gas mask in its original Chemical Corps marked case, these were for non combatants and were actually military issued as well as civil used. The mask is in super condition with original canister and all instructions present. The rubber is good and supple and there is only minor staining and a few use marks to the bag.
U.S. GAS MASK. TYPE M1 A2/1/1. Produced 1943. All in its canvas carrying bag, marked 'US Non combatant gas mask M1 A2/1/1 Medium Adult PROPERTY OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT.' Shoulder strap complete.
U.S. HBT COVERALLS. An excellent stored set in mint unworn condition being the coveralls as worn for fatigue duties and by armoured crews during WWII. Their simple design was very popular, they have a built-in waistband that is present here, with its original blackened metal buckle. The buttons are the Burst of Glory type throughout. The item remains in superb condition and is a good 38L size. It would be very difficult to improve upon this garment for any collector.
U.S. High Altitude Gloves. A pair of used sheepskin lined U.S. Army high altitude mittens complete with original U.S Army Air Force label, size large.
U.S. M.3 KNIFE. UNMARKED. A standard M.3 military knife having a good unsharpened blade, which is non maker marked. Very slight surface rusting to the cross guard and pommel top. The multi leather washered compressed grip has some areas of the grooves which have flattened, thus giving a filled in appearance. To the very top of hilt one small section at the side of the grip has broken away and has been repaired. Knife is fitted into its type 2 M.6 scabbard, which is complete with its original leather leg tie, the female section of the hilt retaining strap has broken away, scabbard is complete with its Garand belt fitting
U.S. M1 HELMET. One of the later runs of M1 helmet having a front seam and swivel bales. The helmet is finished in a sand cork-like finish and has to the front a black divisional symbol of the buffalo. The helmet is in good stored condition with a large percentage of the paint remaining. The chin straps are in the late war OD7 shape. The inner lining is an excellent WWII example, dusty from storage with multiple soldier's numbers stamped to the exterior of the helmet. The rear nape tape has broken away from the press studs at one end, the helmet liner remains good simply missing its thin chin strap.
U.S. MACHETE. An early machete as worn and used by marines and army troops throughout the Pacific campaign, this is the long model with the all leather thick sewn sheath with a large belt loop to the reverse. The black Bakelite handle is complete with a few areas of denting and one half of the top rivet is now missing, however the unit remains good and stable. The blade is in good condition and has very little pitting. There is a slight russet colour to the entire surface, this is stable and there is a very U.S. 1943 date, these early machetes are hard to find complete the early Pacific type display. XJLP
U.S. SOLDIER’S PEN KNIFE. An excellent purchased item being a very fine pen knife with US eagle device attached in white metal to the horn grips. All blades good and complete and marked ‘Ulster USA’. There is some dirt build and areas of darkened patination to the white metal elements of the body of the knife with just a little russet rust to one side of the hanging loop.
U.S. SPARE BARREL COVER. U.S. Produced canvas sleeve measuring 37 inches long by 3 inches wide with male female press stud to top. Printed to exterior 'Cover, Spare Barrel, M.8'.
U.S. T HANDLED SHOVEL. The typical U.S. T handled entrenching tool that was issued in 1910 and used throughout WWII until its eventual replacement by the 1943 pattern, however the 1943 pattern was seldom used in the Normandy campaign and most troops can clearly be seen still wearing the T handled shovel. We have three of these in good used condition with much paint remaining. There are some areas of paint chipping and paint loss to the wood. Each has the 'U.S' stamp to both the metalwork and the handles and is covered in much original ordnance olive sprayed paint. These are untouched examples of the now hard to find equipment item. These are priced for each shovel.
U.S. WOOLLEN ENLISTED MANS SHIRT. An excellent example of the enlisted mans shirt in a reasonably good large size. The condition appears to be excellent with no moth damage or apparent wear overall. The item still remains with many pressed in creases where it was last ironed by the soldier. The original gauze label is present but is a little difficult to read through washing. The item is a superb representative example of this classic item of American military combat dress.
U.S. WWII CHILD'S GAS MASK. Type M1 A2/1/1. Produced 1943. In its canvas carrying case with shoulder strap. To front of bag marked 'US Non combatant gas mask M1 A2/1/1 Child.'
U.S. WWII GARAND SLING. An excellent example of the issue sling with both original clamps present and adjusters as well as issue stampings throughout, in stored very near mint condition with one or two tiny stains.
U.S. WWII GUNNERS KIT CASE. Large rectangular pack with one single compartment to the front. On opening the pack there are numerous machine slots with each section being rubber stamped, sharing which tool or spare is situated within that section. Stamping to the exterior ‘Gunners Tool Roll M.1 A.1.’ complete with its shoulder strap, some light rust staining to the front of the flap, marked ‘U.S’ to the exterior.
U.S. WWII M.38 GAITERS. A nice pair of very lightly used stock stored 3R and 3L large sized gaiters. Multiple stampings to the interior including a 38 designation. Dusty from storage with just a little staining and bloom to the metalwork.
U.S. WWII M.43 JACKET. Excellent condition M.43 jacket with its original size label, 36 regular. One small stain at the base of the upper breast pocket otherwise the jacket is perfect overall. Slight fraying to the lower sleeves. All buttons complete.
U.S. WWII MODEL 1936 MUSETTE BAG. A good service used and slightly sun faded musette bag, all straps and buckles in good condition. ‘U.S.’ stamped on the closing flap plus further original owner’s name and soldier number plus original maker’s name with the date unfortunately faint to the inside of the flap and further stamping of the owner’s name and soldier’s number on the side of the rear flap. All straps complete.
U.S. WWII NAVY COMBAT KNIFE. A field made knife recently purchase by ourselves in the United States and is an excellent example of soldier/sailor art. The knife itself has been constructed of a zinc-like material, probably scavenged from the battlefield and has had the knuckle loops neatly riveted to the reverse and extra spike-like extensions over applied. There are numerous stampings to the metalwork including ships names, U.S.S. Hamul and U.S.S. Nields The vessel known as the Hamul was involved in numerous operations and took part in the Pacific Campaign including Saipan and also took part in operations involved with the invasion of Iwo Jima. The other vessel mentioned being the Nields took part in numerous European operations and eventually found itself bound for the Pacific where it served amongst other places in Guam. The leather sheath is of extremely thick construction and almost resembles Red Indian work with the angled and crisscross stitch pattern. The two leather keepers that are bolted to the scabbard again in a very artisan fashion, probably from Japanese swords and having Japanese WWII typical press studs attached. The blade of the weapon is moulded directly into the cast zinc grip and is in a slight leaf pointed shape. An absolutely magnificent and highly unusual looking knife and again typical of U.S. soldier/sailor trench art examples.
U.S. WWII NCO/OFFICERS WEB SET. An excellent web set consisting of a very good lightly used M.36 waist belt with M.1 carbine pouch and Colt automatic pistol pouch, the pouch marked ‘Avery 43’ for pistol ammunition and M.1. carbine pouch also marked ‘43’ to the interior. This comes with a set of 36 pattern suspenders, very lightly used with issue stampings and various markings throughout. The whole set is matched
U.S. WWII OFFICERS CHINO TROUSERS. A beautiful large size pair of the classic Chino trousers produced in a very lightweight summer quality Chino wool. The item has regulation army officers trouser labels, multiple naming and laundry marks to the interior. The overall condition is super and there appears to be no moth damage whatsoever or staining. There is just one small nick to the front fly close to the upper band, nonetheless a very good large pair.
U.S. WWII SIZE 52 A2 JACKET. A2 jackets must be one of the most iconic and striking stylish garments of any military. To find an A2 jacket in this wearable huge size 52 is virtually impossible. Most jacket were snug fitting for pilots of a fairly small stature, this particular jacket would certainly suit the modern stature. The overall condition for an A2 is very good having good supple leather work, it does not have any degree of flaking and weakness often associated with U.S. stored items. There is verdigris to some of the brass work and the zip works well. The wool work is however mothed, this could be professionally replaced and this would be an absolutely magnificent jacket with the minimum of work. There is the typical Air Force round stamp and also the complete label to the rear of the neck, this is manufactured by Cable Raincoat, who were one of the smallest contractors and thus this is also a rare maker jacket. There is a separate size 52 tag below. The liner is good and in the typical slightly red/beige colour with the usual grease marks and a little wear to the rear of the neck. The liner remains good and complete. There are clear traces of oil to the interior and there is a wonderful mid brown patination to the entire jacket. This jacket with new wool work and an excellent clear wax coating could be an absolutely stunning and once in a lifetime chance to find a wearable large size WWII A2 jacket.
U.S. WWII YARBOROUGH RELATED PAPERWORK. An interesting manual that was originally a Russian document, it is well known the Russians were some of the pioneers of parachuting. The document itself is a translation carried out by Yarborough's father Major Leroy W. Yarborough, he was an intelligence officer for the U.S.Army. The document relates to aero station, balloons, airships, aeroplanes and parachutes and interestingly the document itself was held by his son Captain Yarborough of the Provincial Parachute Group. Yarborough was known as the father of the U.S. airborne and it is clear that enthusiasm for airborne operations must have run within the family. The document also contains a letter signed by Yarborough Senior, then a Major in the Infantry Executive dated '1941' detailing the contents etc., of the document. There is a secondary transcript also of this same letter. The item is in good condition with foxing and yellowing to the pages and a little fragility to edges etc., with some of the binding now shredded however there is an excellent graphic image to the front of a small airship and to the upper corner written in Yarborough Junior's hand 'Captain Yarborough Provincial Para Group'. A most interesting item and almost definitely emanating from the estate of Captain Yarborough, which was broken up and sold decades previously.
U.S.A. WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL SUIT. The American one-piece cover-all suit in light olive green herringbone twill, used by all arms of the service in WWII. This example is in generally excellent condition, there are minor paint splashes to the rear seat area and lower rear right arm, otherwise no tears or other damage.
U.S.A. WWII M.3 MILITARY KNIFE. A very good example of the famous M.3 knife. No maker markings to its excellent blade. Marked ‘US M3 Imperial’ on the underside of the steel cross guard. The stacked leather grip has some minor distortion. Complete in its M.8 scabbard and its webbing belt loop with male/female closing stud. All finish to the scabbard is excellent and complete with a replacement leather leg tie.
U.S.A. WWII TWO PART MESS TIN. Marked ‘US M.A.Co. 1944’.
U.S.A. WWII WEB WAIST BELT WITH BLACKENED BUCKLE. Enlisted ranks belt and buckle, dated 1945, size 40 with blackened metal buckle.
U.S.AVIATORS KIT BAG. One of the most stylish items of equipment being for carrying the extra kit. This bag is of typical American construction with numerous stencilling and designation to the side. The bag is well worn and if anything this wear really adds to its stylish appeal. The zips appear to have been replaced, however at the time and are depot style zips with 'Made in England' upon them. Obviously the bag stayed in Britain at the war's end and was used.
U.S.M.C. AVIATORS BY GREGORY PONS. This young French author has produced an exceptional work marrying period photographs with current high quality images of rare flying equipment. An absolute must for anyone interested in this period and an absolute pleasure to look at the extremely good images throughout for anyone with any interest in the subject whatsoever. Condition:
U.S.N WWII MARK 2 SAILOR ART KNIFE. A fascinating American knife being a standard U.S.N. Mark 2 combat knife with clear markings to the cross guard of RCC for Robeson Cutlery Co., and with the standard U.S.N. mark 2 grey fibre scabbard with Nord markings to the reverse. What makes this issued example particularly interesting is the sailor knot work that has been intricately carried out to cover the entire grip of the knife. U.S. sailors spent much time and effort in applying this intricate knot work to many items and as in this case, as so often with others, it is neatly finished with a very thick black varnish-like material. This particular example is an absolutely super addition to a standard knife collection.
U.S.SHEEPSKIN FLYING GLOVES. Pair of excellent condition type 'A9A' sheepskin lined mittens, marked Property Air Forces U.S.Army'. Some minor wear use.
U.S.WWII PRIVATE PURCHASE SEWING KIT. A private purchase sewing kit in its olive drab canvas container, gold blocked to the exterior ‘MILITARY SEWING KIT’. It is a very extensive kit full of the various colour military related cotton, tape measure, scissors, hair comb, thimbles and spare buttons. All of its original but rather fragile cardboard container.
U.S.WWII USAAF 9TH AIR FORCE SWEETHEART BROOCH. A very attractive 30 x 25mm red and yellow enamelled 9th Air Force badge mounted on a brooch pin fixing.
U.S.WWII. PARATROOPER JUMP JACKET. A possibly unissued condition jump jacket from the M.42 paratrooper suit. All good original colour. 44cms or 17 inches across the shoulder, although not size stamped it would appear to be a 36 inch chest. Complete with all of its male/female press studs, which are present and working correctly, its original crown zip to the main body of the garment with both of the zips for the knife pocket totally original although slightly oxidised to the runners. Two small rust-like stains to the flap top right hand pocket as the tunic is worn and one in the waist area. The jacket is complete with its waist belt and its original Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot label in the bottom right hand pocket.
UNIFORMEN DER DEUTSCHEN WEHRMACHT SUPPLEMENT by HETTLER. Published in 1939 this was the most comprehensive uniform reference book ever published of the German Armed Forces. This was reprinted in the 1960's and was for many years until the 1971 publication of Brian Davies's German Army Uniforms & Insignia, the only work available for an in-depth study of German uniforms and insignia. During the war a supplement was produced of the Hettler work, the item we are offering here is the 1940 supplement only. It still has the front and back cover, although they are loose from the spine and have been protected with a maroon paper. There are four colour plates of which the edges are extremely frail. There are then 50 further pages of text relating to uniform regulations plus illustrations of uniforms and badges introduced from the time of the 1st 1938 edition up until and including this 1940 supplement. A frail condition but very rare item.
UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA GERMAN FOREIGN OFFICE & GOV MINISTRIES 1938-45. A good copy on the first work to be conducted of the German Diplomatic Service by Jill Halcomb, published in 1984. 233 pages on the history of the German Diplomatic Service in the Third Reich period, complete with a huge amount of photographs both in black and white, colour and some very few line drawings. It is a complete in-depth study of the uniform regulations of all branches of the German Foreign Ministry and Diplomatic Service. Complete with its original flyleaf which has a few scuffs and one minor tear.
UNIFORMS & TRADITIONS OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-45 VOLUME 1, 2 AND 3. A very good condition set of this rare set of publications, 1st edition 1984, the unusual feature of these three volumes are that they are all signed by the author, volume 1 is number 104, volume 2 is unfortunately unnumbered, volume 3 is numbered 96. Very slight bends to the corners otherwise excellent condition overall.
UNIFORMS & TRADITIONS OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-45 VOLUME 1. A good condition example of this work nearly 450 pages of excellent text, in-depth detail, many photographs from volume 1 of this three volume series. 1st Edition published in 1984, still with its original owner’s book plate details to the upper inside cover, which have been inked out for security. Some light rubbing to edges otherwise overall excellent condition.
UNUSUAL CARRYING BAG FOR A LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS PARACHUTE. 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.
UNUSUAL JUSTICE TINNY. A large format tinny in bronzed finish, which is maker marked to the reverse side in raised relief, for a Justice Day in Leipzig 16th to the 18th May 1936. The raised Coat of Arms of the Justice Department to the centre. Standard tinny back construction.
US HBT OVERALL SET These overalls were worn profusely during World War II by many branches. They were made famous by their use in tanks and tankers can regularly be seen in hot climates wearing them. They were also issued to mechanics and other personnel undertaking fatigue duty. Early paratroopers wore them for combat training. The item is in a good large size and has the permanently fixed belt with the large buckle to the front. There is some minor surface staining and the item appears to have been worn a few times for work only. There is much original stiffening to the cloth as well as the service number there is the large stamp to the rear and the manufacturer’s details. A hard item of GI clothing to find as these proved so popular they were normally used for workwear after the war and were completely destroyed.
US MARINE CORPS RADER KNIFE. A full-length blade with its complete US MC central scroll and a totally clear Camillus cutlery company Camillus New York full address. The etching both at the central US MC scroll and the Camillus cutlery company logos were notoriously faint on these knives even when they were new. Therefore, to find one with all its original cross grain grinding and its etched logos is extremely difficult. The oval hilt is generally good with some minor degrading to the poor quality metal used on the overall cross guard and a minor crack in the grip itself. These were cast in one piece. In its original M6 scabbard which is all-complete with its male/female closing stud fixing system.
US WWII 2nd PATTERN USMC TANKERS JACKET. A well used example of the scarce Tankers jacket having to the reverse a nice USMC stencil marking, there are various areas of depot repair with some stains and general wear and tear. Zip is a good replacement American military example, all knit wear original again with some repairs and wear. Medium size.
US WWII ISSUE JEEP CAP. A very much above average example of the iconic Jeep cap, being such a practical garment most of these were worn to destruction, however this remains in very good stock condition with a good medium label still to the interior. There appears to be no moth or fraying whatsoever and much elasticity to the cloth. There are one or two tiny very well executed repairs to previous nicking to the woollen material.
US WWII M43 UNIFORM SET. A good complete set consisting of a size 40 regular jacket in good condition. Laundry marked to the reverse of the neck and just showing minor combat wear with one or two tiny repairs. With the jacket is a matching hood still with dated label. The set is completed by a pair of 34 waisted and 33 leg fatigue pants with large bellows pockets to the thighs in a nice used olive shade.
USA 0SS SMATCHET. Design and virtually copied directly from the British smatchet, this example produced by W.R.Case & Sons, Cutlery Company. This excellent condition American OSS smatchet, the blade has virtually all of its original parkerising with slight rubbing to the edges and to the point. It has not been reprofiled and still retains its teardrop shape. The grip is perfect, heavy aluminium pommel excellent and unusually fitted into a British made leather over wood produced scabbard. The reverse side is fitted with its angled belt fitting, it is riveted and in place correctly. Slight scuffing to the leather covering the wood scabbard but generally good, strong and all stitch good to the join on the face side of the scabbard.
USA OSS FS STILETTO KNIFE. Made in a classic Fairbairn Sykes style with the pancake flipper type metal belt attachment to the reverse of the leather scabbard. The whole set is in very good condition with approximately 90% of the olive green enamel paint-like finish to the metalwork and a good mid brown colour to the leather. The grip is good with approximately 80% of the deep blackened finish. The blade has been combat sharpened and much of the original deep blued finish remains, however it is bright to the edges from combat sharpening. The very scarce original rubber ring which is normally rotted or briken is still present to the pancake flipper style belt hanging loop.
USA WWII COLT 45 SHOULDER HOLSTER. a very clean and impressively constructed heavy duty brown leather shoulder holster for the Colt 45 semi automatic pistol. Complete with its long shoulder strap, the strap holding the pistol in position has its female closing section separated from the leather but is still attached to the male part of the closing stud. This type of holster was worn by U.S. tank troops and in many cases by aviators.
USA WWII EVERITT KNUCKLEDUSTER KNIFE. This is the excellent example of the Everitt knife. The Everitt come in two different versions both painted green or painted black. The black finish has been removed from the main body of the handle but at least 60% of the black remains to the knuckleduster section. Central fullered blade which is un abused. It has a little light surface rusting, which could be cleaned, but the most unusual thing is that this is probably the first Everitt we have ever had with its original scabbard. We have had many of the Everitt knives over the past 30 years and all have been in a variety of scabbards. Classic American brown leather with slight scuffs. The reverse of the scabbard has the metal plate identical to the standard M6 scabbard. The metal strengthening ribs at the opening throat are identical to the M6. The upper section having a hilt retaining strap the correct width to toally enclose the knuckle duster hilt of the knife. Factory made. Hole at the base of the scabbard for the leather leg tie and complete with what appears to be an original owners name hand applied to the rear of the scabbard.
USA WWII T HANDLED SHOVEL. The typical U.S. T handled entrenching tool that was issued in 1910 and used throughout WWII until its eventual replacement by the 1943 pattern entrenching tool. However the 43 pattern was seldom used in the Normandy campaign and most troops can clearly be seen still wearing the T handled shovel. Generally good condition overall, some of the olive drab paint loss to the wooden haft and to the handle but good overall without any corrosion. U.S. stamped to both the metalwork and the handles. It appears to be an unmissed example.
USA WWII USAAF BOMBARDIER WINGS. A very fine pair of USAAF bombardier’s wings marked in raised relief on the reverse side ‘Sterling’. Wing measures 7cms, complete with its pin back construction with American style closure hook with security catch.
USMC UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT 1941-45. Excellent work by Bruno Alberti and Laurent Pradier, a history and collections publication, large format, published 2007 showing all the uniforms and equipment used by the US Marine Corps in WWII, both in full colour and black and white. A very in-depth publication for the USMC collector researcher.
WAFFEN SS REINHARD HEYDRICH ENLISTED MANS CUFF TITLE. The RZM produced enlisted ranks cuff title of the 11th SS Mountain Troop Regiment, which were part of the 6th SS Mountain Division, who were known as SS Gebirgs-Division Nord, it was awarded as an Honour cuff title in memory of Reinhard Heydrich in mid 1942. This example is the standard 7 strand construction on RZM weave cloth, full length. It is still with its original stitches as where removed from tunic. There is an excellent photograph on page 325 of Cloth Insignia of the SS by John R. Angolia of this RZM weave cuff title being worn.
WINTER GREY REVERSIBLE TO WHITE MITTENS. Part of the scarce blue/grey reversible to white winter padded suit, these are the mittens, which are in the blue/grey colour. The interior white unfortunately has stained somewhat through storage. The mittens are however mint with their original connecting ties. We recently sold the jacket to this suit on this web site from the same collection.
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 as 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 & Overseas Publishing House, presumably to promote the art of the Third Reich overseas. There is a stamp on the inside page belonging to the library of the Ostland Organisation. There is also an ink stamp placed on the second page of the library of the collection of the post war collector Francis Cartella, 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 Wolfgang Willrich both in colour, sepia 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 back 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. Each image accompanied by much text explaining each image, many military. On the last two pages is the life story of Wolfgang Willrich. It is interesting that in this early post war period in South America the image and the ideals of the Third Reich was still strong. The third book, rather larger publication, is published by the NSDAP in 1939, is all text and is entitled 'Woman & Mother of the People'. It is published by Rudolf Hess with a foreword by Dr. Robert Ley and Alfred Rosenberg. From what it appears the only image used of Wolfgang Willrich is the front cover. Condition:
WWII 37 PATTERN SIDE PACK. An excellent condition side pack with light blanco showing use and '41' date as well as the soldier's name written to the exterior.
WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER ARMEE CALENDER 1943. An excellent unused example of the scarce diary, to the interior it has a Hitler dedication and numerous information in regards to Afrika. Also housed within the diary is an original period photo, possibly the original owner wearing a Dutch made pith helmet with a tank in the background. The condition is excellent with just foxing and some yellowing to the pages. Interestingly the item comes with some history. It was obtained by a member of the Royal Navy whose facsimile certificate of service remains with the lot.
WWII ALLIED PALESTINE TITLES. A scarce pair of Palestine titles, these titles are of British War Economy manufacture and have the classic glued rear. They are on a light blue cloth with the white letters 'PALESTINE'. Commando units were raised and fought with Middle East Commando and were identified using nationality titles such as Palestine. A rare and interesting set in very good condition with some very minor moth nipping to one or two of the edges but the condition remains excellent.
WWII ALLIED PALESTINE TITLES. A mint unissued matched pair of white on blue Palestine titles. Palestine Commando units were raised and fought in the Middle East Commando and are identified using nationality titles such as Palestine. A rare and interesting set in very good condition.
WWII ALLIED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS. 103 superb photographs, 22 in large format 35 x 28 cms, the other 81 the majority being of the smaller size of 22 x 18 cms. They all seem to have originated from a French or Belgium press agency as most have pasted annotations in both French and in English and the subjects range from the beaches of Dunkirk to the end of the war in Germany. Excellent close-up’s of men, munitions and equipment of the American and British Armies. Many armoured picture, beach assaults, good close-up’s of helmets with white and string helmet covers. The landings in Sicily and then mainland Italy, the Ardennes and North West Europe. Pre viewing of these images before purchase is recommended. Condition:
WWII AMERICAN THOMPSON POUCH. An excellent pouch set in stored mint condition containing two long Thompson magazines with dummy rounds throughout and one shorter magazine pouch again with rounds throughout. The longer mag pouches were typically carried with the pouch flaps being open as they were too small to secure these long mags. An excellent set in very nice condition throughout.
WWII ARMY AIR CORPS PLASTIC CAP BADGE. The rare war economy plastic cap badge produced by A.Stanley & Sons Walsall with both fixing pins to the reverse side.
WWII ARMY/SS WATER BOTTLE SET. A nice complete set in excellent condition showing minor wear and storage dust. Having a green painted pressed tin bottle and rough mixed fibre outer sleeve. The bakelite cap is excellent and the set is greatly complimented by an undamaged small Bakelite cup that has typical markings to the bass.
WWII BOOK 'AIR ORGANISATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH.' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books by Bender which we will be listing over the next few updates. A very good all round work covering the Luftwaffe, the Condor Legion, Feldherrnhalle, Foreign Units and Luftschutz. In very good condition first edition with clear plastic jacket covering.
WWII BOOK. THE ALLIED FORCES IN ITALY 43-45. This book by Guido Rosignoli is a standard work on the Italian campaign and this copy of the original first edition is excellent with just a little distortion to the dust jacket. The information in the book is probably the finest work on the subject.
WWII BRAZILIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCE TITLE. One of the more interesting units serving in WWII, Brazil was the only South American country to send troops to fight for the allies cause. These Brazilian troops fought extensively in Italy. Many items of their equipment and insignia were produced in the U.S. and this is a typical U.S. produced Brazilian nationality title with Brazilian coloured edging. The item is of typical cut edge construction worked upon Chino cloth in mint stored unused condition.
WWII BRITISH 1940 PATTERN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A good full length pair of trousers having side pockets and shell dressing pocket. These have been expertly slightly pleated at the front and taken in slightly. These are clearly for a lean man of good height and thus would suit most modern mannequins. The overall condition is excellent with little or no fading. There are one or two very small moth nips however, there is no great damage to the cloth. The original turn ups are present and are machine factory sewn in place. All buttons are present. There is a ZWD stamp that would indicate 1945 production. There is no label to the rear and this has been expertly removed at the time. This was almost certainly done for camouflaging purposes as the exterior label was not of practical value.
WWII BRITISH AIRBORNE STRING VEST. A nice stored example of the classic vest used for insulation but could also be used as rudimentary escape equipment on capture. Nice condition throughout with original 1944-45 WD label. In a good size 4.
WWII BRITISH COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTARY BANDOLIER. These are actually hard items to find with good WWII dates and this is a stored example with a very nice clear '45' large manufacturers stamp and to each pocket is a stripper clip with five inert rounds 303 ammunition with heads thus making this the perfect set to complete a mannequin and actually a hard ensemble to put together. UK sales only.
WWII BRITISH DESPATCH RIDERS BREECHES. A good issued pair of breeches, these were worn by both mounted personnel and motorcycle despatch riders. The overall condition is excellent, they are of a strong mid khaki whipcord material. The stamping to the interior is the WD with no inspector numbers or letters, this would indicate early worn 39 to 40 dating, probably. The interior are also extensively marked ‘HQRA’. The size appears to be approximately a medium.
WWII BRITISH GENERALS BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. A magnificent set consisting of a privately tailored jacket to an officer of General rank with 30 Corps. Unfortunately there is no name with this outfit, however some research we are sure would prove fruitful. To the upper epaulettes are the crossed Mamlucke and baton on a red backing together with red pip and crown. To each collar are the General’s gorget patches with fine quality two-piece Generals buttons to each. To the upper arms are high quality embroidered 30 Corps patches. The blouse is made in typical other ranks type woollen material, however the quality of the tailoring and the silk lining is quite exceptional. The overall condition is excellent, there is one small nick to one upper arm, this does not detract from the item. The whole outfit is a highly impressive item.
WWII BRITISH HAMPSHIRE REGIMENT TITLE. A rare title as worn by the Hampshire Regiment on the D-Day operation, they were one of the first units ashore and they wore a title which was produced for the Regiment at regimental costs, the ‘Hampshire Regiment’ is written in yellow on black wool. This particular title was interestingly found at a small fair in America. The overall condition is excellent and moth free and appears never to have been attached to a uniform.
WWII BRITISH JUNGLE JUMPER. A rare element of the British jungle green equipment being the light weight pullover. These pullovers were worn at night and during rest periods when temperatures could drop considerably in some jungle areas. The jumper is in absolutely mint stored condition and has a label to rear skirt dating it 1945 in a size 3. This is an exceptionally rare piece of British soldiers equipment and is seldom found on the collectors market.
WWII BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT SNOW SUIT. A most unusual set being of very fine white cotton construction with no pockets whatsoever and not mirroring the usual windproof style cut, however with an excellent large snow smock white camouflage number '1' label and a date of '1943' with WD inspection stamp. This comes with a matching pair of trousers in the same configuration, these too come with a label, manufacturer marked and dated '43'.
WWII BRITISH NO.6 COMMANDO TITLES. A rare pair of worn No.6 Commando titles, in excellent overall condition, these are hand embroidered on a black woollen backing. These clearly show that they have been worn and removed from a battledress jacket. A nice matched historic pair of titles.
WWII BRITISH RAF BOOK GROUPING. Three excellent volumes of the informative book Royal Air Force 39-45 by Hillary St.George Saunders. The whole set with original dust jacket, light foxing and yellowing to the pages and a few nicks to dust covers. Complimenting the group is a paperback book called New Zealanders in the Air War again in similar condition and a fascinating read about brave volunteers from New Zealand.
WWII BRITISH SIZE 10 BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS An excellent pair in a size 10, all nap of cloth excellent with no moth. One of two replacement buttons and button re-positioning. Size stamped to the interior with all the usual features and label removed for tactical reasons.
WWII BRITISH TANK REGIMENT PHOTO PORTRAIT. A rare and early large format photograph of a Tank Regiment soldier wearing a very large black beret, a 37 pattern battledress and just visible is the very tip of the Qualified Tank soldier arm badge. Over one shoulder can clearly be seen the strap of the gas mask bag. To the reverse of the photo is a stamped date ‘20th April 1941’. This is a splendid image of a highly collectible item of British headdress being the Tank Regiment beret. Photos of British troops in headdress such as this are seldom seen and this would compliment a headdress display for an article about British military headdress.
WWII BRITISH WOMAN'S ANKLE BOOTS. A fine pair of black pebbled grained leather ankle boots in a good size 6½ medium, they are clearly stamped at the bottom. The soles have some minor wear, the heels are in excellent condition. The leather remains good and supple. The boots themselves are profusely marked and dated '1943'. A good usable pair of rare ankle boots.
WWII BRITISH WOOLLEN WRIST WARMERS. WW2 British brown short woollen wrist warmers.
WWII BULGARIAN HELMET. An interesting member of the Adrian family being a reconditioned Adrian helmet that was re-issued to Bulgarian forces. Interestingly this helmet started out life as probably a Russian or Serbian helmet and one can see the outline of the badge. The interior of the crown still retains the factory mustard paint from when the helmet left France with Japy maker's marks and a size 'A' stamp still visible. The Bulgarian produced liner has been fitted as is the chin strap and the helmet has received a secondary coat of dark olive paint.
WWII CANADIAN BREN GUN BARREL CASE. 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.
WWII CONFERENCE FLAGS. Three flags, which would have been part of a 5 flag set that were used at either the Tehran or Potsdam or Casablanca conferences of the big three leaders of WWII. All the three flags measure 16 inches x 8inches. They comprise a 48 star United States flag, a Nationalist Chinese flag and a Soviet Russian flag. All are fitted to their wooden poles, the Nationalist Chinese flag has its wooden finial missing and the base of the pole is broken. Some of the flags have suffered through light moth damage and age. On their canvas selvage edge hand applied are the names 'Soviet' 'China' and the American is unmarked. Possibly the reason that the Chinese and Soviet flags were marked were for the people who were setting out the conference tables were unable to immediately identify these two flags whereas the American flag was always easily identifiable. The two missing would be the Union Flag for Great Britain and the French Tri-colour. Interesting historic items, these can be seen in many images of these conferences of the big leaders of WWII set on tables.
WWII FINNISH / AUSTRIAN STEEL HELMET. Many nations supplied finland with helmets to aid their fight against Russia with both Germany and Austria providing a high percentage of these helmets. This helmet has typical Finnish depot lining and refurbishment. Excellent condition, lightly used showing multiple paint layers
WWII FRENCH OVER BOOTS. . An unusual pair of French issued over boots, these were worn over the standard combat boot in slipping, muddy and snowy conditions. These boots were worn in large numbers during the Narvik operation. The boots are in mint stored condition. Size stamped and manufacture stamped to the sole.
WWII GERMAN 3.7 CM FLAK ROUND BOX. Fresh from garage storage a rare example of the tan finished steel carrying case for 37cm rounds. There is a good degree of the original tan paint remaining and a nice hand applied designation of AF682. The original factory stenciling remains. To the interior is light russet rust and grime build. The sprung carrying handle is excellent and the wood remains good intact. A fine display piece.
WWII GERMAN ARMY ENGINEER POUCHES. An absolutely mint set of the Engineer pouches complete with their central connecting strapping. Beautiful condition, identical to the item shown on page 194 of Uniforms & Traditions of the German Army 1933-45 by John R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht Volume 3. Also clearly seen in colour drawing form on the outer back cover of the same work.
WWII GERMAN ARMY HBT COMBAT TUNIC. The typical lightweight tunic that saw extensive service in Normandy and Russia being of herringbone reed green construction with non pleated upper pockets. The item is in stored mint condition with all size stampings visible as well as extra manufacturer's stampings. The part lining is in an attractive blue grey flat cotton with rayon detailing. The original factory applied zigzag stitched eagle in in place above the pocket as are collar patches and an excellent pair of reed green herringbone twill golden yellow cavalry reconnaissance shoulder boards. An above average example in almost impossible to find condition.
WWII GERMAN ARMY ITALIAN CLOTH COMBAT TROUSERS. A stunning pair of combat quality trousers made from a typical Italian woolen material and having an amazing lining produced from zeltbahn material. Recycling was common place amongst uniform manufacture and these highly interesting trousers may infact be issued garments, however showing a degree of tailoring. Beautifully pattinated throughout in a good large size. An ideal pair to complete a combat mannequin.
WWII GERMAN BOOK ' GERMAN POLICE VOLUME 1.' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books by Bender which we will be listing over the next few updates. A first edition of undoubtedly the finest work concerning this wide ranging unit. In excellent condition throughout with clear plastic applied to the covers. A little fading to the spine.
WWII GERMAN COLD WEATHER MITTENS. An excellent heavy wool pair of mittens with a separate sewn in place flannel lining, these have mint blue leather toggle and tab to each wrist strap for fixing together. Interestingly the thumbs mismatch somewhat, the rest of the body showing scraps of material being used in the same factory. The condition is mint stored.
WWII GERMAN FALLSHIRMJAGER REGIMENT THREE BOOK. We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. A hard to find first edition of this excellent book. Greatly detailing this units history including its early origins. The book is very near mint with an excellent fablon covering to dust jacket
WWII GERMAN LATE WAR BREAD BAG. One of the final versions of the bread bag, in field use condition and exterior flap and fixed button loops being of a thick ribbed cotton mix material. To the interior is the pocket for the rifle cleaning kit. There are one or two snags and pulls as well as a split seam to the interior. This item is clearly in combat used condition. A very hard item of equipment to find.
WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 7.65 HOLSTER. Typically used by the Luftwaffe for both ground combat and air crew duties. These drop holsters are of the utmost quality. This being a beautiful example, fully supple and useable in completely untreated leather. Having super off-white stitching and metalwork throughout in an unpainted grey colour. Profusely stamped with designations to the underside of the lid and having 1942 makers markings and Waffen Ampt to the rear.
WWII GERMAN 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.
WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS AFRIKA KORPS CAP. A very nice and field used example of the extremely scarce issued cap for Luftwaffe personnel. This item is factory piped for officer issue having the tropical specific Luftwaffe BEVO tan backed eagle with matching lower cockade. The lining is clearly dated '43' and the item remains in field used condition with signs of minor wear, a little staining and a good hard used field like appearance. The front peak has the characteristic front break to the central peak. This was clearly done at the time and was common to give a jaunty appearance. Condition:
WWII GERMAN MG34 BREECH COVER. Known as the Bezug fur MG34, this was an indispensable accessory that covered the breech of the weapon while not being used directly, these were constantly carried in combat particularly in North Africa where the MG34 was used. Good photos appear in the manuals of these covers and they are a difficult to find accessory to complete the weapon. The overall condition is excellent, the mid grey heavyweight canvas is rip free, there is some light service soiling and some oil soak to the leather, this is normal with weapon associated items. There is the belt mounting clip with a very good clear makers mark to the reverse of the snap. There are various issue stamps to the leather portion. All three brass studs are in place and show a good degree of verdigris. A scarce weapon related item of the Third Reich. Condition:
WWII GERMAN WENN ALLE BRUDER SCHWEIGEN BOOK. An important book with German text containing a huge amount of superb black and white SS in action portraits in large format with well over 550 pages Condition:
WWII GI, U.S.ARMY UNIFORMS 41-45 IN COLOUR by R WINDROW & TIM HAWKINS. 139 pages of beautiful coloured re-enacted photographs of the uniforms and equipment of the American soldier of WWII. Very in-depth text. A superb work complete with its flyleaf cover, which is a little tired on the upper edges.
WWII INDIAN ARMY CAPTAINS JUNGLE GREEN TUNIC. This jungle green (JG tunic) is a good heavy weight tropical combat tunic for an officer. To each epaulette is a slip on air tex rank and title with Indian made pips and IEME titles for Indian Electrical And Mechanical Engineers. To each upper arm the printed insignias of the allied land forces South East Asia. Above the left hand pocket there is provision for the fixing of two medal bars now absent. The condition is overall excellent.
WWII JAPANESE FLAG. A typical red ball upon white background flag in the very lightweight high quality silk material. The flag is of excellent quality with turned edges sewn to the sides and a screen printed red device to the centre. There are some surface stains and a few marks, this would make a wonderful back drop to a WWII display.
WWII JAPANESE SOUVENIR GROUPING. A good grouping that recently came to us through a private source in the U.K. and is clearly a collection of items picked up by one British veteran at the end of WWII. Grouping consists of a good early war period Japanese officers visor cap, this is of excellent quality with kanji embroidery to the lining. There is one moth nip to the front and one or two other scattered moth nips. A soldier’s personal belonging bag, in this he would have kept his pay book and other documents. There are numerous kanji to the entire item. A small bayonet sized soldier’s Rising Sun flag. A small tin of what appears to be lip balm. A small gift envelope for soldiers. A Japanese notebook which may pertain to map reading. A single rather tatty black and white photo of the officer wearing the cap in this collection, the image has more than likely been taken from a photograph album. A very elegant lacquered wood saki bowl in a beautiful deep red and gold finish with half of its original carrying box and a small medal box with various items including a medal, a medal bar and two patriotic lapel pin medallions. There is gold embossed kanji lettering to the lid of the medal box.
WWII JAPANESE TYPE 30 BAYONET. An example of the standard Japanese bayonet carried throughout WWII being a Type 30, this is one of the rarer versions known as Type E, this was produced by Kukura arsenal. The cannon ball symbol is clearly struck to the ricasso. The handle of the bayonet has the distinctive flat lopsided eagle type head pommel and the later all round rivets and the wrap over fronted wooden grip. An example of this bayonet appears on page 110 of Bayonets of Japan by Raymond C. Labar. Overall condition is good. The grip has some splitting, however this is stable to one face. The blade remains clean with no pitting. Some wear to the finish. The scabbard, again, has wear to the finish but much of its dark blue remaining.
WWII MI9 EQUIPMENT CATALOGUE REPRINTS. We have three remaining copies of the very hard to find reprint of the most secret document being the functions of MI9 and their equipment listing. This amazing catalogue of objects includes escape clothing, clothing produced by the organisation to demonstrate to troops how the enemy looked as well as numerous items of equipment, silk maps, cards, concealed radios, shovels, lights, OSS flick knives and many other fascinating objects. These are in good stored condition with perhaps one or two stains to covers, a little foxing and small corner knocks, however perfectly presentable and usable in a library. Condition:
WWII NEW ZEALAND LRDG INSIGNIA. An absolutely magnificent and ultra rare set of insignia, this consists of a pair of undoubtedly original New Zealand embroidered epaulette slides. These are completely typical of many of the existing examples being black wool with good quality hand embroidered 'New Zealand' mounted upon khaki drill slips. Completing the unit is a well toned LRDG scorpion badge. Also with this set is a period image of an LRDG trooper being a New Zealander and wearing the black beret with the scorpion badge. The picture is an original postcard and has New Zealand details including a Cairo photographer opposite the New Zealand Forces Club. Any LRDG example must be considered ultra rare and to find a beautifully framed example with an original photo is rare, however we cannot guarantee that this is the original owner as there is no solid provenance linking the items together, but they did come from the same source being a high level collector.
WWII NICELY PAINTED ZUCKERMANN HELMET. An excellent and above average version of the fire watchers helmet. This being painted for senior fire guard in a high quality clearly sign written level of painting. The item is dated '41.' Having brackets for the chin strap which in fact was never supplied with these. With one dent to the top, otherwise very presentable.
WWII PERIOD BRITISH AIRBORNE PEGASUS PATCHES. A fine very close match pair of large British Airborne Pegasus patches, slightly miss matched and unlikley worn as a pair. One patch shows evidence of removal from a garment.
WWII PERIOD BRITISH COLDSTREAM GUARDS SHOULDER TITLES. A matched pair of unused Coldstream Guards shoulder titles.
WWII PERIOD BRITISH FORESTERS SHOULDER TITLES. A matched pair of Foresters shoulder titles, removed from a battledress blouse.
WWII PERIOD BRITISH No.6 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLES. A matched pair of No.6 Commando shoulder titles. Condition:
WWII PERIOD BRITISH ROYAL CANADIAN ENGINEERS SHOULDER TITLES. A matched pair of printed Royal Canadian Engineers shoulder titles.
WWII PERIOD BRITISH ROYAL NORTHUMBERLAND FUSILIERS SHOULDER TITLES. A matched pair of printed Royal Northumberland Fusilliers shoulder titles. Condition:
WWII PERIOD BRITISH SINGLE BRITISH AIRBORNE SHOULDER TITLE. A single wool Airborne shoulder title.
WWII POLISH BATTLE DRESS BLOUSE. This battledress is absolutely typical of battledresses worn and issued in Italy. It is made using the basis of an American War Aid battledress, which has been re-tailored in the distinctively elegant Polish style having long collar points and facings to the collar turn-backs. The battledress has the high quality metal badges of the 8th Battalion Carpathian Rifle Brigade, these are an interesting unit that were formed in 1944 mainly from P.O.W’s of Polish nationality who had served previously with the Wehrmacht. This particular battledress is for an officer of Lieutenant grade with two silver stars to the epaulettes and one would imagine this officer was seconded to this unit and in fact not one of the original P.O.W’s that made up the majority of the other ranks. To each upper arm are Italian made Poland titles, the Maid of Warsaw high quality bullion patch upon red backing and the Lebanese Cedar Tree patch below that. To the other arm there is a typically Italian made high quality bullion 8th Army shield insignia. There are two medal ribbons, one being the Monte Casino ribbon with its Monte Casino scrolled layover, the other order being the Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari V Class. To the pocket is the original unit insignia, which again is rather interesting being the Polish cap badge, however with the lower crescent shaped element simply clipped off, this was a typical unit affiliation and again this badge as to the rear inside the pocket the original Italian made attachment nut. Both of the collar badges again have the same Italian made screw post nut. There are one or two surface moth holes and nips, however the item is very good for display. There are traces of a name to the interior, including one that reads ‘CABAI’ or possibly ‘CABAJ’. An absolutely untouched item clearly used in the Italian theatre of operations. The blouse is an excellent large size 16 and clearly dated ‘1943’ with all its American type labels present.
WWII POLISH BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An exceptional garment being typically re-tailored in the Polish fashion with needle collar, shoulder pads and extensive size and shape tailoring throughout. The blouse is decorated with various insignias including pennant collars with specialist overlay and lion badges numbered 17. The 5th Carpathian badge is to the pocket as well as the 2nd Polish Corps insignia to the upper breast. Multiple medal loops and ribbons. A Regimental lanyard specially affixed in the Polish triple roped style, as well as a beautifully theatre made charging buffalo insignia. The Maid of Warsaw badge as well as printed titles and a locally made 8th Army shield to the arm. To each epaulette are Barathea backed rank insignias. A beautiful untouched elegant item of Polish militaria. Condition:
WWII PRE 43 NKVD GYMNASTIORKA. A stunning item being in a forest green wool with the large expanded pockets often referred to as French pockets having off green moleskin collar patches and bars for rank. A full compliment of pressed steel hammer and sickle buttons made from a rough linea-like woven wool with one or two service repairs and typical combat wear overall having one hole above the pocket for mounting of insignia. Very good large size. Any early garments such as this is very hard to find.
WWII RUSSIAN AXE HEAD POUCH. A rare element of field equipment being the linen axe head cover and carrying pouch. A very simple axe shaped pouch with brown leather closures and buttons. The condition remains a little fragile and there are some wear holes to the front, however it remains stable and is good for display purposes.
WWII RUSSIAN ENTRENCHING TOOL. A very scarce early version with the leather riveted frame cover, this cover is in good supple condition and is a very scarce item to find. This is complimented by a typical entrenching tool of fairly low quality Soviet manufacture having some bruising and areas of chipping to the wooden handle. The blade shows a little corrosion in places and a clear date of ?1915?, this is very typical of items re-issued from the White Army to the Red Army in the Second World War.
WWII RUSSIAN LINEN ENTRENCHING TOOL HEAD COVER. A scarce item being the General Issue all linen entrenching tool head cover and carrier. There is a brown leather strap to the front for securing the handle and the bayonet. Two web holders to attach to the belt. There is much surface staining and still original elements of mud to the inside. There is a good service worn appearance. The overall condition is good and usable.
WWII RUSSIAN M36 HELMET RARE VARIATION A scarce variation on the M.36, which has clearly shown re-issuing. The helmet itself started out life probably with the very earliest liner system and has been upgraded during the war. This was relatively common as the recycling of equipment was paramount to support the Russian war effort. This helmet has sets of holes for two liner systems and the lower system is fitted in with small copper rivets. There is a very clear stamp to the reverse of the helmet in ink as well as stampings to the metal. At one time the helmet has received a secondary coat of a pea green paint, which for the most part has chipped and worn away revealing the darker under paint. There is a wonderful deep patination and light rust to areas of the outside. The lining is showing good hard combat use with grease and dirt build, however is intact and complete.
WWII RUSSIAN OFFICERS GYMNASTIORKA. A beautiful lightweight combat example in a flecked material with all original pressed tin buttons, green shoulder boards with gold detailing and four stars originally attached to the tunic. The whole item is in very lightly combat used condition and in a good size throughout.
WWII RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA LEAFLETS. Seven WWII Russian propaganda leaflets dropped on German lines encouraging the Germans to surrender and come over to the Soviet Union. With the seven propaganda leaflets is an A5 size citation to Gottfried Richler for the Reich Sports Abzeichen in bronze dated 10th November 1938. The leaflets can be viewed on our web site images.
WWII U.S LINESMANS TOOL KIT POUCH. The pouch for pliers and pen knife carried by U.S signalmen. Minus contents. Outer flap has period applied U.S infantry collar brasses.
WWII U.S. ARMY JUMPER. The iconic and classic button neck jumper worn by American troops under combat clothing or simply as an everyday garment having stylish U.S. knit pattern and deep waistband and detailing above the long cuffs and the waistband. There are one or two very tiny paint stains of a light coloured paint around the wrist, clearly where the soldier was painting something and the wool remains excellent with much elasticity and no shrinkage. There are some very well executed repairs to one or two tiny nips but nonetheless an above average example of a rare garment.
WWII U.S. WINTER UNDERPANTS. An excellent set of the hard to find underwear issued for winter conditions, these are in stored mint condition with a lovely large printed label to them and a size label of '2' over '32'.
WWII U.S.M.C. WIRECUTTER POUCH. A scarce wire cutter pouch in the Marine specific variation. This is a stored item with its original '1944' cutters tag still attached to the exterior. The item has the typical stud closure which was a feature of Marine Corps only pouches. The item is in mint stored condition.
WWII US P45 CAN OPENER. A scarce small item of militaria being the ingenious can opening tool as supplied with sea rations. In excellent condition throughout.