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Here you will find the very best of mixed world militaria from 1750 to present day. We cover all the conflicts from the Battle of Waterloo to the Crimean War to the Boer War, WW1, WW2, Korea and Vietnam. Regimentals offer for sale historical artefacts such as headdress, uniforms, medals and awards, documents and images of importance, weapons and equipment.

We cover all areas of collecting in World War Two, German items, such as Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, and Heer, SS items and Fallshirmjager, covering all fields of Nazi memorabilia. British and US items we specialise in included RAF, SOE, Commando, US Airborne plus all mainstream militaria from the Allied Forces.

With the upcoming anniversary of World War One we offer a large stock of collectables from The Great War, everything from Trench Warfare to Imperial Picklehaulbes. As well as covering earlier warfare such as English Civil War, US Civil War, we also have a selection of Japanese weapons and now branching forward in to modern warfare with our new post 45 department, covering the Falklands conflict, and also Operation Desert Storm.






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An excellent example of the high quality NSDAP 15 year Long Service medal. Heavy construction, absolutely beautiful and totally undamaged translucent blue enamel with good bright silvered finish to the remainder of the award, complete with its original ribbon.
All in full colour, all except one have been stamped and franked 14th August 1936.
A beautiful condition all steel Prussian enlisted man’s belt buckle retaining virtually all of its original field grey green finish with some thinness on the edges with its near mint condition leather tab, which is ‘Nurnberg’ maker marked with the last two letters of the date ‘18’.
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 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. Condition:
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:
1950’S BELGIUM PARA SMOCK. Excellent condition Belgium para smock dated ‘1956’. Camouflage finish. Some wear overall but generally good with zip and pop studs working correctly. Large comfortable size. At least 46 inch chest with long arms. Complete with its crotch flap copied from the British Denison smock of WWII.
2 IMPERIAL GERMAN PHOTO CARDS. A highly interesting card of a line of 8 soldiers all wearing a mixture of 1910 and 1915 tunics, some wearing pork pie hats, some wearing visor caps, 4 of the men having extremely large telegraphers arm badges to their left hand sleeve with a memorial 4 line inscription to the reverse side dated ’24.?? 1916’. Accompanied by another postcard size photograph of 19 men possibly of a storm troop unit all wearing the plain M.16 helmet carrying carbines instead of rifles and wearing the gas mask in the ready position around the neck.
2ND PATTERN NICKEL FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE, UNIT IDENTIFIED. A nice condition all nickel 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, excellent length blade, with its original profile, oval cross guard in nickel as is the machine chased grip. The cross guard is marked broad arrow ‘56’, in its original 1st pattern scabbard with the lower tip in nickel. Both leg straps are fitted. The elasticated hilt retaining strap is complete but it has lost the majority of its elasticity. This Fairbairn Sykes knife was carried by a member of the West Yorkshire Regiment in the 5th Infantry Division (India). Wrapped around the upper part of the scabbard is a section of blue cloth with the moth damage remains of the red central ball of fire indicating the insignia of the 5th Indian Infantry Division. The identity of the wearer can be narrowed down even further, to which brigade of the division he was serving. The 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment was serving with the 9th Indian Infantry Brigade. A lovely condition and scarce knife with history.
3 AWARD CITATIONS TO OBERST ERICH BERNHARDT. An unusual group of three awards to a Colonel of the 1st Battalion 105th Infantry Regiment, part of the 72nd Infantry Division. Comprising: Third Reich awarded War Honour Cross with Swords, date of award 25th January 1935. The A5 size punch-holed citation for the rare Royal Bulgarian Order of Bravery 4th Class, 1st Grade, with the facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Keitel, date of award 2nd December 1941. The punch-holed A5 citation to Oberstleutnant Erich Bernhardt for the Krim Shield dated 23rd August 1942 with the facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Manstein. The awards are unusual insomuch as the Royal Bulgarian Order was awarded through Army High Command. Berndardt was obviously a WWI veteran and who served in the Landespolizie in between the wars. Accompanying the three citations are four A4 sized sheets of research, both in text and map form showing the area of operations, deployment and after action reports of the 73rd Infantry Division, which after 1940 were all on the Eastern Front and a lot of action in the area of Sevastopol. All of the research put together by the foremost researcher in the U.K.
3 X WWI RELATED BOOKS. German Infantry 14-18 by Nash, German Weapons and Uniform by Hicks and Austrian Storm Troopers. These three books are excellent, the Storm Trooper book being in Austrian with much detail and excellent black and white pictures of Austrian Storm Troops. The German Infantry book being an early Almark book with excellent line drawings and many period and colour plates. The German Uniforms and Insignia by Hicks is a very good American long out of print book with excellent plates, particularly of trench mortars and other trench weaponry, as well as good period plates of weapons and grenades. Priced for the three books.
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.
65314 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.
67603 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.
70621 One of the most difficult items of Kriegsmarine uniform to obtain is the white Kriegsmarine side cap with its correct insignia, this is a very fine example of a cap marked ‘K’ (Kiel) size ‘56’ with its correct blue on white embroidered summer eagle and its Bevo woven cockade. Two minor rust stains to the crown area otherwise absolutely perfect.
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 GUIDE TO COLLECTING THE HEADGEAR OF THE 1914 GERMAN ARMY. A 237 page work authored by James D. Turinetti. Although this work is only ring bounded and the paper quality is slightly lower than standard the work itself is superb and it has to be a must in anybodies library who is interested in the collecting of Imperial German headdress. This is the ultimate pickelhaube collector German headdress collecting for dummies. James Turinetti takes us through all of the individual features of both the officers and men's helmets of the Imperial German Army. He gives translations of all the parts of the helmet with in-depth photographs of all the minutiae of both the officers and men's helmets, which includes standard pickelhaubes, shakos and fur busbies and Uhlan helmets, in fact the whole range of headdress. The collecting of Imperial German helmets in our opinion has always lacked in-depth details such as this especially in the English language.
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 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.
ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE DOCUMENTS. An ultra rare set of documents comprising of 25 Argentinean Government identification sheets for members of the crew of the Graf Spee, each sheet measuring 32 x 22cm with the heading of the Republic of Argentina, Minister of the Interior, Police of the Capital and each sheet having an identification photograph of an officer from the Graf Spee. Each sheet contains full details of the internee, except strangely it omits their age. All of the internee numbers range from 41 up to 80 and describes in Spanish that the internees were all members of the Graf Spee after it sinking in December 1939. Accompanying the sheets are one of the extremely rare hard card one page fold out identity card issued by the Republic of Argentina to each individual internee, which contains a photograph of this recipient who is Erich Liebling with full photograph and fingerprints. The history of the tracking and sinking of the Graf Spee is well documented in both paper form and on film and items from the Graf Spee are very rare and highly collectible.
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sort after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
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 artefacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sought after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
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.
AFRIKA WITH PALMS CUFF TITLE, SHORTENED. A shortened version of the award issue Afrika with palms. Standard velvet-like tan band with silver grey embroidered lettering and twin palms. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic. Evidence suggests that it may have been shortened before application to the tunic, length now 28cm.
AIR ORGANISATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH BY ROGER JAMES BENDER. This we believe was the very first book published by Roger James Bender in 1967. It is an excellent early work on the Luftwaffe and all the other flying organisations of the Third Reich. Superb condition, the cover has been protected with cellophane, still with the original retailer’s label to the interior. No edge knocks, stains or damage to any of the pages.
ALLIED FORCES IN ITALY BY GUIDO ROSIGNOLI. Missing its flyleaf cover, this good hardback work first published in 1989 describing in huge depth all of the individual units of all the allies fighting in Italy with excellent colour plates with the badges and insignia of all the respective units, even including the Italian units that fought after 1943 with the allies.
AMERICAN FLIGHT JACKETS, AIRMEN AND AIRCRAFT BY MAGUIRE & CONWAY. An excellent large format Schiffer publication on the history of U.S. flyers jackets from WWI to Desert Storm. 246 pages, fully colour illustrated and black and white photographs of wonderful collections of U.S. painted and insignia flying jackets with personal histories of the flyers that wore them. A classic Schiffer high quality publication with its original flyleaf. 1st edition, 1994.
AMERICAN MILITARY BELTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT BY DORSEY. A good example of this hard to find paperback book, profusely illustrated with many accoutrements and belts as well as cartridge boxes of the American Army. The copy is good with a little ripping to the base of the spine. There is a little foxing and yellowing to some pages, however a good working document.
AMERICAN WWII 0SS DROP KNIFE. An extremely good condition knuckleduster knife known as the OSS drop knife, the four round pointed D shaped hilt was made by Foster Brothers and welded onto the tang of the triangular blade of an 1873 U.S. Springfield triangular socket bayonet. The scabbard is produced also from the lower half of the 1873 bayonet. The grip is produced from solidified rubber grooved tubing, similar in design to bicycle pedal covering. A very nicely produced knife overall, said to have been produced to drop to irregular troops operating in the Philippines and other tropical areas. Overall length 36.5cm.
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 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 PIONEER HERRINGBONE TWILL COMBAT TUNIC. An extremely good example of the herringbone twill combat tunic in a good size, heavily used in the latter stages of the war both on the West and Eastern Front. This example is completely undamaged, has all of its original removable buttons. Fitted to the shoulder are a pair of the correct herringbone twill black silk piped pioneer mans shoulder boards, a set of the universal grey on grey Bevo woven collar patches, standard grey on green cross hatched machine stitched breast eagle, a twin medal ribbon bar of the Entry into Czechoslovakia and the 1914-18 War Honour Cross. Four patch pockets without pleats, five button front, skeleton lined to the interior, full size stampings with the depot issue stamp of ‘T43’. An excellent example.
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:
ARVN CHINO SHIRT. Items of plain Chino clothing were worn by many aspects of the army of the Republic, this has an excellent TSXQ stamp to the interior and a clear date of '11.65'. The size is Asian small. The shirt is of good quality heavy material with beige buttons throughout and small epaulettes. The item is clearly stored and unworn, there are some small areas of staining, however the overall condition and presentation of this is excellent. Any item of ARVN clothing must be considered rare, however these fairly simple garments are some of the rarest and all were destroyed after the fall of Vietnam's capital or were worn to destruction after.
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 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. This is a unique chance to purchase a copy of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering at a reduced price. First published in 2014 as a limited edition double set of books, it was sold out within a few months, due to its success the set was printed again as a 2nd edition. During the printing process an over print of 100 books was made on only Volume 2 and therefore because the books are only sold as sets we can now offer these extra volume 2 books at this special price. Please be aware if you buy this book you can only have volume 2!! To obtain volume 1 you will need to purchase a full set of the 2 books for 89.99 pounds. The book focuses in depth information of German combat equipment of WWII including ammunition pouches, pioneer equipment, straps, flare pouches, A frames, holsters, bayonet frogs, shovels, ruck sacks etc.. Over 200 pages of high definition images.
AUSTRALIAN WWII FOLK ART. A highly intriguing and beautifully constructed piece of folk art for the Australian forces. A 30cm x 18cm section of timber that has been covered in brown paper, a railing has been constructed at the rear of the board and upon the board is the most wonderful handmade scene all in paper of Australian soldiers playing crown and anchor. The central group of 9 figures are either seated, standing or laying on the ground around a crown and anchor board, an officer and possibly an nco are standing against the railing in discussion and lastly an Australian soldier is standing in front of two Australian military policemen who presumably are about to break up the illegal game. All of the figures are finely constructed in paper with the most expert faces applied, military police armbands to the two MPs. We can only assume that inside each of the figures is a wire form and the paper has been constructed around the wire form. Along the front of the lower edge of the board hand applied in ink ‘SINGLE HANDED DIGGER PROTECTS THE ‘POSSE’ FROM A HOSTILE FORCE. SIGNED GLADYS.’ It is very hard to distinguish whether the figures are depicting WWI or WWII Australian soldiers, as most collectors are aware the uniforms are virtually identical in form. All of the slouch hats have the Australian Imperial Forces badge applied, two of the seated soldiers are smoking pipes and further great detail on insignia has been applied to each of these figures. A fine museum display.
AUSTRIAN 1935 PILOT’S DAGGER. One of the rarest of the axis daggers is the 1935 introduced Austrian Air Force pilot’s dagger. The blade is marked ‘Zeitler Wien VIII’ with possibly a maker’s mark on the reverse side. The blade is generally good, some slight sharpening marks to one edge and other black spotting but still bright in the majority of the blade. Virtually all of the bright nickel plating to the top pommel, exposed grip sections, cross guard and the scabbard good and bright with some small areas of dullness and with light rusting showing through close to the rings on the scabbard. The enamel white triangle with a red circular field is totally undamaged. The blade release button system working correctly. The grip, which appears to be made of a composition material has one slight crack and other obvious wear use marks. The scabbard itself is totally undented complete with the propeller insignia in two places. A rare aviators dagger of the Third Reich period. These particular daggers are clearly shown on page 17 and 18 of World Dress Daggers 1900-1945 by Robert J. Berger.
AUSTRIAN GASSER M.98 POUCH. The pistol utilised by many Austrian troops in WWI was the Rast and Gasser M.98, this was a high calibre pistol and was carried upon belts or shoulder straps by the cavalry. The ammunition pouch is extremely scarce for this item and any item of Austrian field equipment must be considered very hard to find. The pouch is in excellent condition and of a mid brown leather, dusty from storage however showing only mild use. There is a good Austrian acceptance stamp to the interior of the lid in an oval with the letters 'HG' and there are traces of other stamps within the lid. The interior has segmented rounded loop-like partitions within. The whole item is untouched from the war's end and would make an absolutely fantastic accompaniment to go with a pistol and holster. This is the first of these pouches we have ever owned.
AUSTRIAN GERMAN MADE WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL. An entrenching tool, maker marked 'Beckmann' dated '1915' with standard wood haft, in an unusual German Chemnitz 1916 dated excellent condition leather carrier. Observing the leather closely it was originally designed for the leather carrier to be held on a belt with the shovel facing downwards. Two leather loops have been added to the upper part of the carrier for the shovel and holder to be carried in the standard method by a belt with the haft hanging down.
AUSTRIAN WWI CAP COCKADES. An interesting small bundle recently purchased being the late Karl buttons, manufactured in two piece tin construction with a typical field grey paint overall. These are old stock and are being sold individually. Price for each cockade.
AUSTRIAN WWI DROGOON HELMET BROW PLATE. One of the very rarest of all of the First World War experimental body armour elements being the makeshift brow plate that was produced in limited numbers in late 1915, these were to be worn upon the Dragoon helmet which was stripped of all its fittings and had to be worn reversed with the steel forehead cover in place. The only known examples of these are in various museums throughout the world including the Austrian War Museum. This example has been excavated from the battlefield area upon the Italian border and although in an excavated state is extremely stable and good for display purposes. There are some very deep pits to one side and the rest of the surface obviously has pin prick rusting, however this is stable and has been treated and it has been attractively lightly cleaned. The features include an approximate 9mm thickness overall, the item sounds like a bell when it is gently suspended and struck, the rear attachment hole is counter-sunk. Some copies of these did appear in the mid 90's which emanated from the Sovak Republic, however these were vastly inferior of a very thick cast nature, had non counter-sunk holes to the frontal area and the medial ridge to the centre being the joining point, which showed obvious welding and grind marks. This incontestably original example is the only one that we have ever seen on the open market for sale and surely must be one of the most interesting of the body armour story elements from WWI. Because of the appalling conditions and high rates of head injuries all armies rushed to defend their troops by means of helmets from 1915 onwards and thus the war created some of the most oddball and interesting areas of collecting ever.
AUSTRIAN WWI ENLISTED RANKS ENTRENCHING TOOL. A good example of the enlisted ranks entrenching tool, wood haft good, spade section minor surface rusting but complete with its ultra rare leather skeletal holder, in which the leather is strong and supple and fully usable for mannequin display. Slight blackness to the leather in area around the rivets. The roller buckle and its prong are still complete and in good working condition.
AUSTRIAN WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL. An excellent condition leather holder in brown, all rivets and stitching strong, buckles and other metalwork in excellent condition, complete with its slightly surface rusted shovel and good wood haft.
AUSTRIAN WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL. A single entrenching tool without its leather harness of the Austrian pattern. Large date ‘1917’ to the wood haft, which is generally in good condition with slight chipping and faint heavy stamp markings of ‘1917’ to the spade head.
AUSTRIAN WWI GENERAL FLYER’S BADGE. MINIATURE. A wonderful example in miniature of the Austrian General Flying badge from 1916 to 17 measuring 25mm x 30mm, although not tested by us it would appear to be constructed in silver with beautiful enamel plaques having the Kaiser’s letter ‘K’ in silver laid into a white oval background to the above and the three Austro/Hungarian Shields multi coloured below. Complete with its original pin back construction. Very fine detail with white enamel to the outer wreath.
AUSTRIAN WWI POST HOME HELMET. A superb Austrian helmet of WWI that has been used by the German forces, camouflaged, then captured and posted home possibly to the United States. The shell, of which the interior retains all its original Austrian brown paint, stamped size ‘64’, the Rexene type mid tan liner is complete with all its pads, however one tongue has broken away and all the inner pads are missing with just faint remains of its drawstring. An original owner’s name is hand applied to the inner rear skirt. It has its original Austrian canvas, leather and buckled chinstrap. The camouflage finish is typically German with a mix of green, brown and mustard. To the left hand side as the helmet is worn there is the remains of a stuck on paper label, faint traces of pencil lettering with a date of ‘1917/18’. On the opposite side are three blocks of white rectangular shapes, which is where the original posting labels would have been attached, have come off over the intervening years and left the outline of the gummed paper remaining. This helmet is a typical United States veteran souvenir piece.
AUSTRIAN WWI PROPELLER. A restored Austrian WWI propeller being 8’ in length, when discovered this propeller was virtually in parts, it has been re-assembled, it was full of woodworm which has been cured, all the woodworm holes are still visible. The faint traces of the Austrian double headed eagle manufacturers decals are remaining to both ends of the propeller. Both tips are damaged, the central boss is profusely marked, around the base of the boss some small sections of wood have been inserted. A rare item of WWI Austrian aviation.
AUSTRIAN WWI SOLDIER’S TRENCHING TOOL. A rare piece of equipment being the enlisted ranks entrenching tool for the Austrian Army of WWI. Some light corrosion to the spade section. Wood haft excellent. Identical to the example shown in the well known work on the Austrian Army The Emperor’s Coat, published by Verlag Militaria of Vienna.
AUSTRIAN WWI TRENCH HELMET. The exterior of the helmet retains virtually all of its original Austrian brown paint which has suffered from corrosion and lost their paint, which can be viewed on the images. Of the interior liner, the liner band remains with the relic remains of one pad with its inner horse hair. The chin strap is all complete but extremely frail and care needs to the taken in the handling of this helmet. Excellent Austrian stampings with clear date 1915 to the lower left hand inner skirt of the helmet.
AUSTRIAN/GERMAN BROTHERS IN ARMS PRINT, WWI. A superbly coloured print from the famous painting known as The Brothers in Arms. The image depicts Austrian and German soldiers advancing together on the field of battle, measuring 37 inches x 23 inches. It depicts the Kaiser, mounted alongside Franz Josef with a mixed retinue of Generals and enlisted men all wearing different coloured uniforms and different forms of headdress. The frame is in carved wood surmounted by the Austrian eagle with a brass plate at the base, which reads 'Ludwig Koch Die Grosse Zeit' (The Great Time), it is signed 'Ludwig Koch 1915' in the lower right hand corner of the print. Very minor cracks to the plaster work of the foliage on the wood frame, the frame is otherwise in generally good condition.accompanying the print is a separate printed view of the print with all of the main characters number coded and identified
AUSTRO/HUNGARIAN TRENCH HELMET. Known as the Hungarian helmet within the collecting circles, this excellent example with the ‘Berndorfer’ stamp into the rear skirt, the configuration is virtually identical to the Austrian produced version but having one small liner retaining rivet on either side of the helmet just below the armoured plate attachment lug. The exterior shell with virtually all of its original brown painted finish, webbing chinstrap with square flat buckle and including its adjusting roller buckle. The interior with its steel inner band having the three leather liner sections attached, one section has a tip missing but the others are all in place with their original riveted drawstring holes. The leather is slightly hard and one has to be careful with moving the tongues for fear of damaging the leather, however an excellent helmet. Condition:
BADEN ALL FELT ERSATZ HELMET. A superb condition one-piece felt Baden infantryman’s helmet, the body is good strong and firm, never fitted with a back strap or with front peak trim. The non removable spike and circular spike base match the Baden griffin front plate exactly. Light tan leather chinstrap with its original brass buckles. National and Baden State cockades complete. To the interior the 7 tongued liner is all complete and firm to the helmet with the tips of two of the tongues split.
BALINESE (EAST INDIES) KRIS. A fine kris having a 35cm blade finely decorated to the edges in gold colour, carved wood grip, all fitted into its carved wooden scabbard.
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.
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 CILVILIAN GAS MASK IN TIN Produced by Englebert. Some rusting to exterior tin. Complete with its shoulder strap. Inner mask good.
BELGIUM WWI ADRIAN HELMET. A large size Adrian helmet painted in the Belgium brown with the Belgium lion badge to the front, slight scratches to the paintwork as can be seen on our web images, complete with its excellent condition 6 tongue liner, with the aluminium serrated spacers still fitted, chinstrap missing.
BELGIUM WWI ADRIAN HELMET. A nice large size WWI Belgium Adrian helmet with a huge degree of its original mustard coloured paint remaining with chipping as can be seen on our web images, complete with its interior liner, which has one tongue completely missing, the remainder of the liner is slightly dry and congealed, the aluminium ribbed frame to the liner is all intact, strap missing.
BERGKAUKASIEN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. Very fine quality Bevo woven arm shield for the units of Bergkaukasien. Cut from roll.
BOER WAR USED 50 ROUND AMMUNITION BANDOLIER. Used in the Boer War the long bandolier that fitted diagonally across the soldier’s chest. 10 individual grained leather compartments, each compartment containing 5 rounds. Overall excellent condition, complete with its later added Union of South Africa acceptance stamps, the Union was formed in 1910.
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 1/5 COMMANDO KNIFE AND KNUCKLEDUSTER GROUPING. A rare pair of items with accompanying paperwork, which includes an extremely nice condition 2nd pattern British Fairbairn Sykes knife marked ‘B2’ to the upper side of the oval cross guard, full length blade with original blueing complete. Minor abrasions to one edge and some light surface rust spotting but otherwise excellent. All blued finish to the hilt. Complete in its correct 2nd pattern leather scabbard with its matching blued bottom chape with both leg straps complete. The belt loop is with its original elastic hilt retaining strap, the elastic has stretched and complete with its extremely rare ‘BC41’ marked all steel knuckleduster knife. Some traces of grey paint to the knuckleduster, clearly marked ‘BC41’ into the steel casting. Accompanying the two pieces is a small biography of Private C.M.Mcgrath Army number 14446402 who served with the 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and 1/5 Commando. He served in Burma and also in post war occupation at Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in August 1945. There is an accompanying photocopied letter from Major General Robert Laycock Chief of Combined Operations from 1943, it is a standard form letter with the name ‘Mcgrath’ inserted at the beginning thanking him for all his service in the Army Commandos , this group recently appeard on the market from Ireland.
BRITISH 17TH DIVISION LIEUTENANT COLONEL’S CUFF RANK TUNIC. A good large size cuff rank tunic belonging to an unidentified Lieutenant Colonel of the British 17th Division. Standard good quality corded material, slight nicks which maybe moth or maybe slight tears in two places to the front of the tunic, one between the first two buttons and the other in the cut out of the collar below the Royal Artillery officers collar badge. Other slight moth tracking at the lower part of the left hand bellows pocket and the right hand bellows pocket. The weave on the heads of the crown and star rank have been rubbed away, four faded overseas stripes to the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn, one 17th Division identification bar to each upper sleeve, a matched pair of bronze officers collar badges, all Royal Artillery Corps buttons fitted, medal ribbon bar of five ribbons including South African War medals. The tunic is completely unlined, the sleeves do have sleeve lining, a sprinkling of moth damage across the back panel of the tunic with one larger hole just below the waistband at the rear of the tunic.
BRITISH 1803 EAST INDIA COMPANY OFFICERS SWORD. A very nice condition 1803 pattern infantry officers sword identified to Lieutenant Valentine Hale Mairis. Standard pattern 1803 hilt with lion’s head ring for a portapee, cut out ‘GR’ with crown to the front of the guard, cut out cross guard, some remains of original gilt, the fish skin grip in excellent condition with a very attractive double row of silver wire with intertwined silver wire between the outer edges. The curved blade with the upper part of both sides with its blued panel. All of the decoration is visible, originally it would have been in bright gilt, this has dulled somewhat but is still very visible as is the blued panel. Crown over ‘GR’ stands of arms, floriated patterns with infantryman carrying a sword. This is a German made, Solingen, blade marked ‘Runkel Solingen’ on the flat back upper edge. The blade is in excellent condition, complete in its original scabbard. The leather, although creased in places is absolutely strong and firm. Some traces of original gilt remaining to the three scabbard mounts. Some minor indentations to the lower mount. On the reverse of the upper mount engraved ‘Lieutenant Valentine H. Mairis E.I.C.’ (East India Company). Accompanying the sword is the original Commission document for the Commission of Valentine Hale Mairis, countersigned by Alexander MacGregor Murray. The Commission is signed on the 11th day of June 1812, the Valentine Hale Mairis papers are in Georgetown University, the papers are arranged in 62 folders in one box. Valentine Hale Mairis was born about 1795, the son of a vicar in West Lavington in Wiltshire. His early career was spent in the British military first as an Ensign in the 78th Highland Regiment in India, Scotland and Ireland 1813 to 20, then as a Major in the 6th Dragoons in Birmingham and Limerick 1820 to 22. A highly interesting sword with absolute provenance to an East India Company Ensign.
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BRITISH 1897 PATTERN INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD, IDENTIFIED. A fabulous condition 1897 Infantry officers sword, awarded to Captain G.E.Spencer DSO., MC., The blade is in magnificent condition, maker marked ‘J.R.Gaunt & Son Limited. The blade is mint bright with a five line etched inscription ‘To our beloved son Captain G.E.Spencer, DSO., MC., who went to fight a just cause on behalf of his King and Country in the Great European War of 1914-18 his actions and heroism speak loader than words.’ The bowl hilt with plating slightly thin in place with ‘GRV’ cut out to the bowl. The bowl is wrapped in a very nice condition full dress portapee knot in red and gold bullion, which is press stud affixed to the bowl. Fish skin grip all complete, undamaged with its wire wrap. All fitted into its combination of leather and highly nickel upper and lower mounts. The blade is individually numbered ‘15430’. George Ernest Spencer was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for Gallantry, the citation for the award was as follows. ‘When his battalion moved into positions prior to an attack was located by a low flying aeroplane, the courage and skill he displayed in handling the leading company enabled the battalion to take cover with light casualties, when the battalion was held up by machine gun fire and subjected to heavy shelling the advanced post being driven in he called up a Lewis gun section, which promptly got into action and shouting to the company to follow he charged the enemy. His fine example was followed by other companies, the enemy driven back with heavy casualties and a critical situation restored’. The presenation sword of Captain George Ernest Spencer DSO., MC., King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Worthy of much further research. His full medal group was sold by Bosleys Military Auctions on the 6th November 2013.
BRITISH 1901 NAVAL PATTERN EQUIPMENT. A lovely matched pair of ‘1917’ dated 1901 pattern naval equipment ammunition pouches. Both pouches are marked ‘W.Harvey & Co. Limited, Walsall G & M 1917’ all of the leather strong, all stitching good, original owner’s name ‘F.G.Beale’ hand applied to the upper inner flap of one of the pouches.
BRITISH 1919 PATTERN NAVAL EQUIPMENT FROG. An exceedingly scarce element of combat equipment being the frog specifically designed for the 1919 naval web equipment. This web equipment was manufactured by Mills in small numbers and was issued to sailors engaged in land based operations and raiding parties. The frog clearly influenced the later 37 pattern and its main difference is having the female crown type press stud fitted three quarters of the way up so it could be married to the specific three part naval belt. The item is in good used condition with a good early press stud affixed. There is a good ME.Co stamp to the rear dating it to 1926. The frog would be designed to carry the 1907 type bayonet. Although only a small element of a larger equipment set it is one of the harder pieces to find to complete the extremely rare naval equipment.
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 1949 DATED INNISKILLING DESPATCH RIDERS HELMET. A highly interesting just post war ‘1949’ dated British Despatch Riders helmet. The exterior skull is painted in an army green identical to British vehicle paint of the period, slight abrasions to the crown, applied to the front is a beautiful decal with the regimental name ‘Inniskilling’ above the insignia being the castle of Inniskilling with number ‘27’ below. The interior liner is all complete, original owner’s initials applied, size ‘7¼’ with date ‘1949’.
BRITISH 1ST AND 2ND LIFEGUARDS OFFICERS HORSE SHABRAQUE SECTION A beautifully displayed section of an officers horse shabraque for an officer in either the 1st or 2nd Lifeguards, the section which measures 26cms wide by 50cms long includes the Guelphic Crown, followed by the Battle Honours of Dettingen, Peninsular-Waterloo, Egypt-1882, Tel-El Kebir, Paardeberg, South Africa 1898 to 1900 and lastly Relief of Kimberley, with the intertwined scroll of the Lifeguards to the centre with the Order of the Garter Star below. Evidence of slight moth damage to the blue velvet of the Garter Star circlet and some light mothing between the letters of the intertwined central scroll otherwise superb condition, beautiful Victorian English embroidery and a fine wall display piece. All fitted to a black wood frame ready for mounting.
BRITISH 1ST ARMY PATCH. Good condition, slight fraying to the lower points. Unapplied to tunic.
BRITISH 1ST PATTERN BRODIE MAGNETIC HELMET. A scarce example of the very first pattern Brodie helmet of WWI with faint remains of its apple green paint, which has been covered in what would appear to be a sand camouflage, which only remains around the lower edge of the helmet as can be seen by our web images. To the interior more evidence of the apple green finish, the skull is magnetic, the interior liner all complete with its original chinstrap.
BRITISH 2ND ARMY PATCH. Excellent machine embroidered version. Good unissued condition. Very slight fraying to the lower bottom edge.
BRITISH 2ND PATTERN WWI BRODIE HELMET, BATTLE DAMAGED. A standard 2nd pattern Brodie helmet with all of its paint finish remaining, which has taken a shrapnel blow from the inside travelling through the liner and outwards through the shell itself. The liner is all complete and its original chinstrap, it can be seenfrom the trajectory of the shrapnel or round that the helmet was inverted at the time, it has gone through the side at an angle and exited the shell approximately 30cms away from the entry point in the liner.
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 4TH HUSSARS BRODIE HELMET. A barn find WWI Brodie helmet, which is still with its original chin strap, which has solidified and hardened, it has lost its liner. Some minor corrosion to edges and some paint loss but with a good clear halved rectangular 4th Hussars yellow and red unit flash. Condition:
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 AIR RAID PRECAUTION GROUPING. Three items related to the Home Front being a 1939 Brodie helmet painted black with the insignia to the front ‘MFB’ indicating the Morris Motor Factory Brigade, complete with its chinstrap, blue paint finish with a ‘1940’ dated Air Raid Warden rattle and an interesting Salvation Army alter piece, nickel insignia similar to the form of a US Dollar, cast in red, blood and fire.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. 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 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 ARMY UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA OF WWII BY BRIAN L. DAVIES. This very good 1983 publication was the first ever in-depth work on the uniforms and insignia of the British Army of WWII and is still very much the bible. 275 pages of in-depth information, many black and white images of both the European and the tropical uniforms of the British Army including paratrooper equipment and uniforms. Central colour plate, with its original flyleaf cover, which has slight creases to the edges only.
BRITISH AVIATION PHOTOGRAPH GROUPING. A very neat small set of items that belonged to an airman during WWI, the airman serving in various stations and keeping a good photographic record. The lot consists of a small photographic album with some excellent shots inside, including photos from ships and from land. There are numerous very good uniform details including cowl helmets and flying leather jackets as well as cut down helmets and numerous orders of dress and many good photos of members of the WRAF in their early Russian blue uniforms. There is a good large station photograph that has a multiplicity of different uniform details within as is in many respects a wonderful textbook cross section of what appeared in the late era following WWI, the picture being dated February 1919. Uniforms within the group show WAAFs in WAAF uniform, WAAC members in their uniforms, officers of both RFC and RAF in khaki, airmen of the RAF, interesting combinations of uniform including an RNAS or RAS medic wearing medic's arm badges and an early black peaked cap. Other details shows officers still in RFC uniform as well as other ranks in RFC uniform. This picture really demonstrates the chaos within uniform regulation at this transitional period. The third item of the grouping is an excellent small postcard size but fairly thick autograph album, this airman was clearly a popular man and numerous people have entered messages, signatures and there are some wonderful caricatures and items of artwork to the interior with some amusing pictures and a very high degree of draftsmanship throughout. A stunning set that very much represents the RAF at the time and an important item of social history.
BRITISH BATTLEDRESS UNIFORM SET. A nice set all to the same man being a 49 pattern battledress in a good large size 9 in excellent condition with nap of cloth good with one or two tiny moth nips with original Royal Signal’s and Divisional badges to the upper arms. The trousers that compliment the jacket are in the same state again with one or two tiny moth nips however this is now stable and treated. These are again in a good large size, number 7, and dated ‘1951’. Complimenting the outfit is the original soldier’s webbing belt with deep green blanco with his name and number upon it.
BRITISH BATTLEFIELD RECOVERED PART 08 WEB SET. A part set of the British 08 web set recently discovered in a barn in northern France. Absolutely matching in colour and condition, comprising the 08 web belt, which is maker marked and dated ‘1918’, the Enfield magazine ammunition pouches, complete with the 1907 bayonet frog, rusted into the frog is the top scabbard mount of the 07 bayonet, also maker marked but date difficult to read, broad arrow stamped.1 individual pouch has lost its Brass securing stud pouch , and 1 pouch has never had the Brass stud fitted, even though the flap has the aperture cut.
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 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 COLONIAL HELMET TIN. A nice japanned tin with travel labels reading ‘Cabin’ attached. Hand painted to the front ‘R.W.Edmeades, The Buffs’ complete with its Gieves Matthews and Seagrove Limited shield shaped plaque affixed to the tin.
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 EARLY RAF ALBUM AND EPHEMERA. A hard card album with paper label 'Hendon' on the cover, on opening the album beautifully display 'RAF Air Pageant 1928' with cut out images of the Schneider Trophy seaplanes on the front cover of the programme. The album is fully annotated and beautifully hand drawn containing 65 images of all of the up to date RAF fighter and bomber planes of the period. The opening image shows Their Majesties the King and Queen welcoming the King & Queen of Spain arriving at the pageant in their large vehicle. Close-up images of all the individual aeroplanes at the pageant all annotated below. Many ground to air shots of aircraft flying in formation of RAF bomber squadrons, fully described. An example of one of the description is as follows:- 'Low bomb attack demonstration show how swift the swoop of the machines are carried out, these machines, Fairy Felix were going at £260 miles per hour when snapped. A good attack on an enemy oil refinery with images of the aircraft attacking balloons', with beautifully hand drawn examples of the air attack between the photographs. The owner of the album was a very accomplished artist, all of the images are of a small format and some are under-exposed but generally all good. At the end of the album a wonderful close-up in large format of the Schneider Trophy Cup Winner's Aircraft with the annotation 'Supermarine S5 Seaplane fitted with special racing Napier Lion engine on which flight Lieutenant Webster AFC won the Schneider Trophy at the record speed of 281.6 miles per hour 1927 (it was from this aircraft that 10 years later evolved the Supermarine Spitfire). Accompanying the album is the official programme for the day, which is a wonderful document of aircraft history in itself. The whole group is in excellent condition. Included in the programme is the programme of flying events. Also accompanying the 1928 album is the 1926 pageant album, which the owner has constructed in the same manner with the interior covers having small format images of the posters of the event and again opens with Their Majesties the King and Queen arriving. The album contains 63 images of aircraft all beautifully annotated below with full explanations of some of the images. Fighter planes, bombing planes, an excellent hand drawn map of Africa showing the route of the Cape Town to Cairo air race English flyers achieved in 1926/27. A demonstration of low bombing on the airfield with images of First World War tanks drawn below. A very rare shot of an Autogiro, one of the world's first helicopters. Examples of shooting down balloons, loops and rolls being undertaken by aircraft, demonstration of an air attack on London and in large format are images of the ill-fated R101. Also an image of the Graf Zeppelin at Cardington in Bedfordshire. This album is also accompanied by the programme of events, the spine has been repaired. A fine pair of albums showing all of the different types of aircraft being used in the middle 1920's for the Royal Air Force and beautifully illuminated in both script and drawn images. The owner must have been an avid aviation enthusiast.
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 EDWARDIAN PERIOD BOWIE KNIFE. A very nice condition Bowie knife, one side of the blade is very bright with slight corrosion showing, manufactured by J. Howill & Son of Sheffield, England, the other side of the blade is toned with slight lifting of plating. Standard oval cross guard with totally undamaged straight stag grip. All encased in its stored condition Bowie style scabbard with faintly stamped 'Made in England' to the upper part, its male/female closure stud is complete but frail.
BRITISH ESSEX REGIMENT TITLE. Typical wartime glue backed patch as removed from a board.
BRITISH EXPERIMENTAL MACHINE GUN PHOTOGRAPH. Recently Regimentals have been lucky enough to buy an excellent and well put together Machine Gun Corps related collection. A most intriguing photo worthy of much research. The photo itself clearly shows two Canadian ordinance corps colour sergeants wearing very early Canadian 02 type tunics with stand collars and separate epaulettes with coloured edging. The both have artificers cross tool badges to the upper arms stood with various civilians and a senior looking colour sergeant of a British unit wearing a British 02 tunic. They are stood around an enormous machine gun which we believe to be a version of the 37 mm pom pom gun. To the front are two chalked tablets one reading 'Enfield Maxim gun course,' and the next is showing various Canadian insignias. One would imagine Canadian artificers travelling to the UK to receive advanced training in machine gun maintenance and possibly they would be evaluating the issued guns. It is believed 722 were manufactured and were mostly exported to the U.S for U.S Navy use. Interestingly to the reverse of the card is a staff sergeant's name and address and he mentions upon the card that shortly he will be returning to Canada. We cannot ascertain whether this man was in fact a Canadian or a British soldier, however, research is necessary. The card was probably produced by a photograph taken by a photographer and only reproduced in very limited numbers. The ink stamp to the reverse reads 'August 24 1912.' An intriguing and important card, overall in very good condition unfortunately with one fold 3/4 of the way along, however, the image remains good and strong.
BRITISH FAIRBAIRN SYKES PRESENTATION FIGHTING KNIFE. A very historic 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife specially ordered by or for Lieutenant Marvin Strickland.S.Kite Army Air Force. The knife is a standard 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, all of its blued finish remaining to the hilt and cross guard, the blade is superb with its deeply etched logos on both sides of the blade, one being the ‘F-S fighting knife’ the opposite side being the logo of the Wilkinson Sword Company, London. To the centre of the blade is a named scroll ‘Lt Marvin S.Kite.A.A.F.’ All fitted into its original scabbard with both leg tabs remaining, elastic hilt holding strap intact but stretched. This knife was brought in to a military show in Georgia in 2017, Lieutenant Marvin Strickland Kite United States Army Air Force, serial number ‘0-34443483. Lt.Kite was born June 29th 1921, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps on the 21st September 1942. After completion of pilot training in California he was assigned to the 44th Bomb Group, which flew out of Norwich and Shipton. He flew 35 missions as a pilot in his B24 Liberator. His plane bore neither name nor nose art. After completion of his 35 missions he rotated back to the United States to be an instructor in California before discharge at the end of WWII. He married his English sweetheart Doris May and they returned home to Fulton, Georgia where they celebrated a formal wedding ceremony. They had two sons and were grandparents as well as great grandparents. A superb historical knife purchased by Regimentals at a military show in the United States recently.
BRITISH FASCIST BLACK SHIRT PAPER. A '37' dated copy of The Black Shirt, punched to the side for mounting in a binder. There is a little yellowing and the usual minor foxing, however the overall condition is excellent.
BRITISH FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY LETTER. A nice typed letter pen signed ‘B.L.Montgommery, interesting dated ’14th September 1944’. The content of the letter is quite frivolous considering whatever else the Field Marshall had on his mind at this date, virtually the eve of Operation Market Garden and the campaign in North West Europe at its height. The letter is on A5 paper with the printed heading of ‘TAC’ Tactical Headquarters 21 Army Group B.L.A.’ (British Land Army). 14th September 1944, to an old friend a Major General A.K.Hay thanking him for his letter mentioning that he would like to meet him again, with its original envelope, addressed to ‘Major General A.K.Hay’ with Field Post Office stamp, ‘16th September 1944’ with the Royal Coat of Arms raised embossed on the reverse of the envelope and certified Official OHMS.
BRITISH FIELD SERVICE ROYAL NAVY TITLE. Royal Naval title being red on black for wear upon the battledress. This is an excellent WWII example with green Hessian backing.
BRITISH FIRE GUARD PLASFOOT HELMET. A most intriguing helmet being the commercially available item in a vulcanised Bakelite material. These helmets were privately sold and some believe these were used in areas where metal sparking from the striking of a steel helmet could cause explosion. The helmet is most interesting in the fact that it has been used as a fire guard's example and thus painted as such. Very few of these helmets are ever encountered painted. The exterior finish is a beige white coat and this has been carefully incised so the black Bakelite shows through with the initials 'FG' to the front and a black band to the circumference. There is crackling over the entire surface as well as congealing and obvious age patination. A fascinating helmet and the first one of these we have ever found painted with a designation. The interior has a black leather chin strap riveted to the interior. The buckle is present, however it has broken away from its housing. The liner is the cruciform based liner and there is a size '7' paper ticket glued to one of the cross bars. The condition is completely untouched.
BRITISH GENERAL’S FULL DRESS MESS UNIFORM. A three part uniform of a British Major General being the mess jacket, waistcoat and trousers, the waistcoat having all of the small size General’s buttons, larger size General buttons to the beautifully constructed epaulettes with their cross sword and baton motifs and a Major General’s rank star, all in bullion. Non maker marked, no moth damage.
BRITISH GERMAN LEGION SABRETACHE. An extremely rare piece of uniform accoutrement being the sabretache for an officer in the British German Legion. An excellent condition all leather sabretache being of the same sizes as the post 1856 British sabretache. To the exterior edge two wavy lines of bullion wire in the same manner as standard German officers sabretaches. To the centre a very finely struck gilt Victorian Crown with cipher below and below the cipher an intricate scroll work which reads 'Light Cavalry British German Legion'. The rear message pouch is intact as are the three suspension rings for the carrying straps. Mercenary soldiers have been active throughout history and the Crimean War was no example. Based on the fact that the Kings German Legion assisted the British in the Napoleonic Wars when the Crimean War broke out a force of Italian, Swiss and German soldiers were raised to assist in the war against Russia. The Commanding Officer was Major General Richard Charles Von Stutterheim and in 1856 members of the Legion were billeted in the Colchester Garrison in England. The force was disbanded near the end of 1856 after the war had ended and facing difficulties in repatriation by having served a foreign country the majority of the members of the Legion were resettled in the Eastern Cape colony in South Africa, as a result to this day there are place names of German origin in and around King Williamstown including the town of Stutterheim. There were 441 German officers in the Legion, therefore this sabretache is one of possibly only approximately 400 ever produced. For further very interesting reading on this unusual unit the U.K. National Archives web site is an excellent source.
BRITISH GLOUCESTER REGIMENT TITLE. Wartime produced example, glue backed, as removed from battledress.
BRITISH GRENADIER GUARDS VICTORIAN IMAGES, FRAMED. Two identical size images of Grenadier Guards Victorian Generals. Both frames measure 38cms x 28cms, one being a black and white print of ‘Major General G.W.A.Higginson CB., Grenadier Guards, 1st October 1879 to 31st March 1884’, the other being a photograph of ‘Major General P.Smith CB., Grenadier Guards 1st April 1889 to 31st March 1892’. The applied labels are of museum quality black engraved on an early form of Perspex and would appear to be conversant with the framing to the 1940’s or 50’s period. Two very attractive pieces. Condition:
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 GUARDSMEN'S SENTRY MONEY BOX. Just prior to WWI Huntley and Palmer the biscuit and sweet maker produced a series of sweet tins that doubled as money boxes with various exteriors for export, this example is in the form of a sentry box with a slot at the top for inserting money. It was for export to France and showed British Guardsmen at their sentry boxes on two sides. The drummer image is faint, the Guardsman in his box is good, clear, with bright colour. Some light scratches and indentations. The tin contained toffee.
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 CHINDITS KNIFE. A superb condition fighting knife as issued to Chindits in Burma, 18cm clip back Bowie style blade with some good original cross grain finish remaining, unsharpened, in its original profile. Oval nickel cross guard, also perfect. Undamaged wood grip in its absolutely mint scabbard, complete with its brass hilt closure strap fitting and its reverse side belt loop. All the stitching is strong and has not rotted.
BRITISH INDIAN MANUFACTURED FLYING GAUNTLETS. A scarce pair of the gauntlets issued for both air crew and driver use in India, they have excellent ‘Delhi’ maker stamps of ‘1943’ and a good size ‘9½’. The gloves are excellent to the exterior with only light patination and a few areas of surface staining. The whole colour is in a good light oak. The interiors are lined in a soft fine velvet-like material throughout. Any item of Indian produced clothing and equipment must be considered rare.
BRITISH KING'S OWN TITLE. An excellent early example with a high curve, this has been removed from a scrap book, there is no moth and light toning overall.
BRITISH KING’S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS OFFICERS TUNICS AND CAP IDENTIFIED. A rare King’s Royal Rifle Corps regimental pattern tunic belonging to Lieutenant W.G.C.Everett who was the Area Gas Officer in the 11th Service Battalion The King’s Royal Rifle Corps. This special pattern regimental tunic is of shoulder rank, it is without any patterns to the base of the cuffs. Open collar with one buttonhole which enables the tunic to be turned into a fully buttoned up garment. Standard wide imitation waist belt, which is fully stitched the full circumference of the tunic. The tunic is in an excellent condition with just two minor moth nips to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed and two to the reverse side of the left hand sleeve. Some light moth around the rear collar and the left hand epaulette. Fitted with all regimental bugle horn crowned composition black buttons. Blackened KRRC shoulder titles with fully blackened lieutenant’s insignia on red base cloth. Insignia to each sleeve of a black roundel with two black cloth strips of the 11th Service Battalion. A ‘Welsh & Jefferies, Duke Street’ woven label to the tunic with the name ‘W.G.C.Everett’. Three inverted blue overseas service chevrons to the lower left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Accompanying his khaki tunic is a very dark blue bordering on black patrol service tunic of the same rank, red piped around the stand collar, all regimental composition buttons with a loose matching coloured waist belt with a Samuel & Brothers, Oxford Circus’ label attached with the initials ‘WGE’ applied to the name section. No moth damage. Lastly a beautiful condition officers stiff visor cap of the type where the crown can be folded down, the main body dark green, black removable mohair centre band, red roundel badge with the bugle horn applied insignia of the King’s Royal Rifle Corps to the centre. Standard narrow leather chinstrap, regimental side buttons, complete with its khaki field cover. The interior white Morocco sweatband in excellent order with the initials ‘WGCE’ applied. To the upper inner crown is the name of ‘Samuel Brothers Limited, Oxford Street’ which is identical to the patrol tunic label. The 11th Service Battalion along with the 10th landed at Boulogne Sur Mer as part of the 59th Brigade of the 20th Light Division in July 15 for service on the Western Front and was in continuous service until the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917. The whole grouping is worthy of further research.
BRITISH LIVERPOOL SCOTTISH OFFICERS GLENGARRY, MC WINNER. A very nice officers Glengarry with the double constructed badge of the Liverpool Scottish, The King’s Some wear to nap of cloth with its original red pompom, tails missing. A small red label to the inside with the name ‘B.Arkle’. No moth damage, complete with his medal roll, he was entitled to the 1914 Star, Benjamin Arkle, 2nd Lieutenant, Temporary Lieutenant, Liverpool Regiment Territorial Force M.I.D. 15th June 1916. London Gazette 20th December 1918, page 14922. Included in the lot is the supplement to London Gazette 17th April 1915 Private Benjamin Arkle, appointed 2nd Lieutenant plus a full print-out of the history of the London Scottish Territorial Force during WWI.
BRITISH LOYALS TITLE. Excellent glue backed example, as removed from a board.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS BATTALION PHOTO. One of a recent excellent Machine Gun Corps related collection we purchased and this is one of the full length full battalion assembly photograph. The quality of the photo is absolutely superb and shows members of A & B Company, 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps, British Army of the Rhine June 1919. Many of the troops in the first three rows wear the cavalry type bandolier and breeches, however troops in the second and third rows are clearly seen wearing 08 waist belts, a mixture of stiff 02 caps and the later trench style cap with stitched peaks are evident. Some troops still wearing the 14 pattern belt. Many of the officers stiff retain cuff rank, however some have the shoulder rank. A mixture of puttees, riding boots and leather gaiters are evident amongst the elegant officers, many of whom sport Wound stripes. The item is approximately 1 metre long and approximately 40cm deep housed in an excellent quality modern frame, this frame is missing the glass.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS FRAMED PICTURE. An excellent and well defined period photograph clearly showing Machine Gun Corps infantry troops adding water to the cooling jacket of a Vickers machine gun, clearly can be seen are MGCI titles, all three wear Brodie helmets, 02 tunics, trousers and puttees and they are administering the water to the barrel jacket with a can or saucepan-like item. Interestingly the Vickers gun is mounted upon the large tripod, to the front is the quick firing bipod mount still bolted in place. The item is beautifully reframed in a period looking dark oak and gold bordered frame.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS INDUSTRIAL APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE. A most interesting illuminated certificate for service in the war 1914-1919, this was issued by the Company of Siemen's Brothers, who were a dynamo works in Staffordshire. The item is facsimile signed by the Works Manager and dated '1919'. A most interesting item and worthy of research having a clear name of 'Private Clarence Perry' neatly inscribed to the top. All housed in its original dark oak frame with original paint which is a little loose to the back, however the original framers card is still glued in place.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS PAINTED SILK. A fascinating item that was almost definitely a unit pennant. These were often painted particularly in France and Belgium upon fine quality silk by draftsmen and artists of considerable skill, this is some such item. It is beautifully framed in an oak frame of the period and has a wonderful scroll written 9th Cavalry Machine Gun Squadron with the Machine Gun Corps badge to the front. There are areas of flaking where the item at some time has been folded, however the overall presentation is excellent and there is a high quality deep card mount to the rear. Upon the back there is an interesting unit research, this includes that they were part of the 9th Cavalry Division and formed from various Machine Gun sections, 15th Hussars 19th and the Bedfordshire Yeomanry and they saw extensive service upon the Western Front including Somme, Hindenburg Line and final advance.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN OFFICERS CADRE PHOTOGRAPH. A most interesting First World War group photo of officers clearly undertaking machine gun training, many of the officers appear to be from various Scottish units including the Royal Scots, Argyle & Sutherlands and the uniform details are most interesting. Many of the rear officers still wear Scottish glengarry caps with Scottish collars and some with Machine Gun Corps collar. The officers who presumably are in charge of the Corps wear a mixture of uniforms including Gor Blimey caps, Machine Gun Corps collars and one officer interestingly wears these upon a Scottish cut tunic, another officer clearly wears a tunic but has had the cuff rank removed, however the silhouette of the rear facing cloth remains clear. There is a little spotting to the photograph and each of the subjects is named. To the top is an excellent blue embossed Machine Gun Corps crest and scroll. An interesting group and worthy of more research housed in a very good high quality frame and mount.
BRITISH MADE RUSSIA SHOULDER TITLE. A rare shoulder title very finely embroidered ‘RUSSIA’ on khaki background, worn on the shoulder as a pair for a Russian national fighting within the British forces of WWII.
BRITISH MAJOR GENERAL’S MESS UNIFORM. A highly attractive all red mess jacket with black facings and black cuffs, breeches with wide red stripe, fitted with the insignia of a British Major General, gold lace to the edge of each shoulder board with one cross baton and sword button indicating General rank. A crossed sword and baton plus crown bullion wire insignia. Medal ribbon loops. Minor moth nips but generally good.
BRITISH MARK 2 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. An interesting camouflaged Mark 2 helmet. The helmet exterior has received three coats of paint, a pea green, a darker forest green and a red/brown. To the front is the number.'25' and to one side '7¼'. The interior is also camouflaged in the same manner and the helmet has the normal liner, the liner is dated '1941'. The chin strap is now absent. It is difficult to define exactly which group this helmet came from, however we believe this helmet may well be from a Home Guard unit or some such unit, Home Guard units were defined by sub unit numbers, this may well relate to the numbers painted to the exterior. British camouflage helmets have always been exceptionally rare and this is a most interesting and appealing camo scheme.
BRITISH MARK 4 STEEL HELMET. A good and hard to find untouched early example of the mark 4 helmet having 90% of its roughened olive finish with some rust bleed and a small area of chipping. It is clear that a camouflage net lain upon this helmet for many years and the dust outline is very clear to the dome. The interior is in the same condition with an original early type snap in lining dated '1952'. The chin strap is the early type. The helmet is dusty and untouched and is very typical of a helmet that would have been worn during the Korean War.
BRITISH MIDDLE EAST COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE. The famous cast brass handled steel bladed knuckleduster fighting knife colloquially known as the Middle East commando knife. Superb blade with some minor toning and light black areas, some minor casting marks to the grip, complete in its ribbed leather scabbard with all white stitching good and clear. Obvious wear use to the rear of the scabbard where the belt loop has rubbed up against the wearer’s waist. A superb example.
BRITISH MIDDLE EAST COMMANDO KNIFE. A fabulous example of the famous Middle East Commando knife, which is personalised. The steel blade is still in its original profile, it has not been sharpened or abused, there are some black spots and light surface corrosion as can be seen from our web images. Standard casting marks in the all brass handle and evidence of what appears to be initials hammered with a punch into the grip, the initials do not match the name of Sergeant F.Pilch, which is hand applied to the reverse side of the leather scabbard. The scabbard itself is in superb condition with its original securing loop and its belt loop with ‘Sergeant F.Pilch 7902539’ hand applied to the reverse side.
BRITISH MOVEMENT AND CONTROL TRANSPORTATION PATCH. Printed version. Rare patch.
BRITISH NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE PAINTED BRODIE. A good painted Brodie pattern helmet profusely stenciled and decorated to the upper bowl having a National Fire Service decal laid onto a painted triangle, of which a further 7 painted triangles on the complete circumference of the shell. A decaled number '7' on a white oval field is below the National Fire Service decal with the twin decals of the Company ICL Combustion above. This Company produced many items for the war effort in WWII, the helmet has been given an overcoat of brown but the original dark green can be seen in many places. Stencil issue number is on the inner skirt with what appears to be the owner's painted initials. The liner is all complete with its elastic canvas chin strap with one of the bands being size stamped. Maker marked, stamped and dated '1939'.
BRITISH NO.6 COMMANDO TITLE TYPICAL WARTIME FABRICATION. Excellent condition, unissued.
BRITISH NO.9 COMMANDO White on blue early WWII title in unissued excellent condition.
BRITISH OFFICERS LANCE CAP TIN. The carrying tin for the officers lance cap with named label ‘G.E.Bryant Esquire 12th Royal Lancers’, complete with its Hawkes & Company, Piccadilly’ applied brass label. Carrying handle complete, a rare accessory.
BRITISH OFFICERS MOSQUITO NET. A very scarce Colonial item of equipment in excellent condition being off white cotton and netting throughout. These mosquito nets were absolutely essential equipment and this particular example is of high quality and has a small officer's set of initials neatly sewn upon a name tag to the interior, in very good condition for its age.
BRITISH OFFICERS SAM BROWNE BELT. A rare ‘1917’ dated Sam Browne officers belt.
BRITISH OFFICERS SAND COLOURED RIDING BREECHES. First World War officer’s riding breeches with reinforced inner thighs, all fly buttons remaining. A slight peppering of moth damage to the seat area otherwise visually from the front it is excellent, perfect for mannequin display.
BRITISH OFFICERS VICTORIAN FIELD BOOTS. A beautiful pair of all black leather officers riding boots complete with fixed spurs and their wooden trees.
BRITISH OFFICERS WWI HOLSTER. A good leather holster undated probably for a short model webley revolver. Complete with its closing loop and two loops for belt fixing.
BRITISH OFFICER’S TRENCH ADAPTED PISTOL HOLSTER. A highly unusual and interesting holster that appears to be manufactured for the standard service revolver. The construction is squared to one side and most unusual. The leather is of typical extremely high English standards with all brass fittings throughout. To the rear of the holster is a very wide belt strap clearly for mounting on the ’08 webbing belt. There is a slider to the rear that incorporates the original cleaning rod, which is still present, as well as two short straps that are to attach the holster to the sword frog mounting D rings of the Sam Brown equipment. The overall condition is excellent, the leather is highly pliable with a beautiful mid-brown colour throughout. The quality and workmanship is extraordinarily good and this is one of the finest examples of a trench holster we have ever had.
BRITISH PAIR OF MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS PHOTOGRAPHS. Two very well framed items, both having typical turn of the century style frames. The first one is originally framed at the time and has an excellent framers pasted address to the reverse of the frame and the image is of Hugh Clay Carter Machine Gun Corps, and dated '1919', he can clearly be seen wearing the Military Cross and Machine Gun Corps collars to his whipcord tunic and he appears to have two pips or a crown and pip upon each epaulette. The other photo is a typical officer grouping showing the Colonel to the centre in cuff rank tunic and flanked by two Machine Gun Corps officers being a Lieutenant and a Captain, these appear to be Canadian Machine Gun Corps troops and have divisional signs for each arm, which are forward pointing arrows with a bar underneath. This should be relatively easy to research.
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 PERIOD FRAMED MACHINE GUN CORPS PHOTO. An excellent photo of a Lewis gunner operating the Lewis gun in the anti aircraft improvised configuration, this was where a wagon wheel was applied to an axled upright post and the gun was lashed to it thus the item was highly manoeuvrable against aircraft. The gunner wears a Brodie helmet with MGC collar badges with binoculars around his neck, to the rear one can see the large wooden crate of loose ammunition which has been opened for ease of reloading. All housed in an excellent period looking modern frame and mount.
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 POST WAR UNUSUAL FLAG. A 90 x 50 cms one-piece printed flag, which encompasses pre printed Union flag to the top left hand side and to the lower right a set of crossed swords. Still with its canvas selvage edge and toggle. Some minor distress in areas of the flag. The flag was introduced prior to the Suez operations for Her Majesty’s armoured vessels. Good colours. Many printed abbreviations to the selvage edge, which are unidentifiable.
BRITISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEMBERS OF THE AA The photos show motorcycle patrols and are extremely clear sharp images in excellent condition. They have profuse typed notations to the rear. One reads “AA patrols of home defence duty”. The photo shows an AA box being modified by an AA member so they could be used for civil defence purposes. Parked next to the box is his motorbike which appears to have had camouflaged paint applied. The headlight has the typical light diffuser. He wears his duty armband. One can clearly see medal ribbons on his tunic being an ex-soldier, probably in the Great War. The box appears to be near Guildford. The second photo shows a large group of men taken from the side showing numerous number plates; again the motorcycles are camoed. Interestingly, each member of the patrol wears a steel helmet. There appears to be an AA decal to the front of the steel helmets and the paint appears to be highly glossy. Each man wears his duty pouch and full uniform. The photos are approximately 7” x 6” and both have annotations to the rear.
BRITISH PRINTED SOUTHERN COMMAND ROYAL SIGNALS PATCH. Excellent used example, removed from a battledress.
BRITISH R.100 AIR SHIP OFFICER CAP BADGE One of the finest examples of English hand embroidery we have seen being the cap badge for an officer on the famous airship the R.100. Beautifully gold embroidered badge laid on red velvet within the King's crown. Blue and black very fine ribbed material as a base for 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 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 1ST PATTERN SLEEVE EAGLE. A typical issue example for the khaki service dress being in the tombstone form and having a red bird with black overlay embroidered upon it. The rear is of a fine Hessian type material. There is one moth nip near the end of one wing, however in general the item is very presentable and a good example of a scarce to find insignia.
BRITISH RAF ISSUE OBSERVERS BREVET An excellent wing of flat construction with good silk embroidery throughout. The item has probably been mounted at one time upon a tunic and has been carefully removed. There are one or two stitching threads still present to the edging. A very presentable half wing.
BRITISH RAF OBSERVERS WING. An excellent early war example, an exact version appears on page 93 of the book Eagles Recalled by Warren Carroll. The wing is of issue quality and these went into service in approximately February 1940. Embroidered upon black Melton with fine tightly woven wing decoration. Early WWII wings must be considered rare to find, this is a used example removed from a tunic.
BRITISH RAF TROPICAL ALBATROSS SET. An unused facing pair uncut of red very finely woven albatrosses for the RAF tropical tunic.
BRITISH RAF VICTORY MEDAL. A nice example of the standard single Victory medal, this is well numbered and named to the edge. There is one sheet of research that has been carried out from official records in the form of a photocopy and it appears this man served with the RFC from 5th September 1916 and then with the RAF. It appears to have transferred to RAF Reserve in 1920.
BRITISH RAF WWII MARK 3A GOGGLES. An excellent set of RAF marked 3A goggles. The lenses with some minor scuffing but generally good, all strapping strong with elastic headband, nice clear Air Ministry marks to the leather strap, velvet lining to the inside of the goggles good.
BRITISH RAF WWII PILOT’S TUNIC. A well service worn RAF four pocket tunic fitted with a set of padded RAF wings, which have shredded slightly to the right hand wing. The medal ribbons include the 1939/45 Star, the Air Crew Europe Star and the War and Defence Medal. All of the buttons have been moved across slightly to accommodate a slightly larger wearer. One area of moth close to the fourth buttonhole. Flying Officer rank braid to each base cuff. Complete with its fixed belt. Another area of moth damage to the left hand elbow as the tunic is worn. All lining complete with shredding in the under arm area. Moss Brothers label intact, unnamed. A good display mannequin Flying Officers tunic.
BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY LIEUTENANT COLONEL’S CUFF RANK TUNIC. An excellent condition tunic worn by Lieutenant Colonel Charles Edward Tyson. One moth nip to the back panel, some slight black maybe patent leather markings to the rear skirt. Four overseas service stripes to the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn, fitted with Royal Artillery bronze officers collar badges, Corps Royal Artillery brass buttons, complete with its ‘Keogh’ tailor’s label, ‘Sackville Street, London’ named ‘Lieutenant Colonel Tyson’ with a faint date of ‘1918’ to the upper inner lining. Complete with research paperwork, Charles Edward Tyson, from Catterick inYorkshire was awardd the Military Cross.
BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY STAFF OFFICERS CAP. A very nice visor cap, approximately size 57cms, all blue body, one tiny moth nip to the red piping around the crown, wonderful nap to the cloth, untouched red band around the base of the cap, complete with its staff officers gold bullion weave to the peak, Royal Artillery officers cap badge, complete with its khaki field cover, Royal Artillery side buttons with King’s crown. To the interior it is maker marked ‘Army & Navy Stores, Westminster, SW1’, brown leather lining, excellent brown leather sweatband. Size marked in pen to the interior lining ‘6 7/8’ followed by a name, which unfortunately is indecipherable. A nice British WWII cap.
BRITISH ROYAL DRAGOONS ENLISTED MANS HELMET. A very good example of the 1871 pattern troopers helmet for the 1st Royal Dragoons. The all nickel skull is in excellent condition with just minor pin head indentations and one slight crease to the skull to the right hand side of the front plate as the helmet is viewed. All of the brass fittings, which include the spike/plume holder, cruciform spike base, front peak trim, front and rear floriated bands, side rosettes, chin scales and front plate starburst all match in colour and condition. The silvered circlet to the front plate with the Royal scroll is in white metal with the number '1' in brass. The leather backing to the chin chain is the original from the period and has not dried out and flaked away. The interior liner has all of its tongues present and its original leather drawstring, most of the tongues had their original brass eyelets either intact to the leather or running loose along the original drawstring. The green leather is still attached to the interior of the front peak and there are two fixing nuts missing from the total of four that secure the cruciform spike base to the helmet. Correct black horsehair plume complete and in excellent condition. This is a very large size helmet.
BRITISH ROYAL ENGINEERS 1902 PATTERN SERVICE TUNIC. A nice condition large size 1902 service tunic worn by a sergeant in the Royal Engineers. Slight moth to the rear collar and one moth hole to the rear panel. Good nap to cloth overall. Royal Engineers regimental buttons of the removable pattern. RE brass shoulder titles to each epaulette, sergeant’s stripe with grenade bomb above the sergeant’s stripe in brass, with its complete jacket serge drab mixture ‘Hutchinsons Limited, London 1917’ dated label.
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS COWL FLYING HELMET. A good example of the Cowl helmet, complete with both of its ear sausages, chinstrap still attached with all its string. Unfortunately all of the fur to the inside has been removed. Some light distress to parts of the leather with one seam stitching undone for approximately a 10cms length, otherwise generally overall good. To the interior because the fur has been removed there are huge size WD issue stamps visible. Condition:
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS FUR MITTENS. An excellent condition pair of fur lined and fur exterior mittens as worn by Royal Flying Corps aviators. Excellent condition overall. Good leather palms with fur all good.
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS SWAGGER STICK. A nice well used example of another ranks swagger stick with silver coloured thimble top, this is slightly battered and cracked to the top, however very distinct with the RFC flying wings. There is a neatly cut set of initials 'FB', presumably the original owner to the canes top. The whole item is in typical other ranks proportions, an excellent evocative item of Flying Corps militaria.
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS TOOL OR PERSONAL CHEST. An absolutely magnificent item that would make a splendid decorative element of furniture in any period home. The item is an extremely high quality robust cedar wood chest, being of cedar wood this would suggest that this would be for clothing. The trunk is painted in a wonderful deep emerald green with a super deep patination and areas of crackling to the paint. To the top is an extremely well executed sign writer quality set of initials being 'A.W.' over 'RFC'. these are undoubtedly real and have a huge amount of depth, crackling and discoloration to them. The chest has brass handles to either end and runners to the bottom. The dimension are relatively compact being approximately three quarters of a metre by half a metre deep. The original hinges are present and are of good quality brass and there is a good brass lock with its original key present. An item of very decorative interest.
BRITISH ROYAL FUSILIERS TITLE. High quality. White upon red with gauze backing.
BRITISH ROYAL IRISH RIFLES VICTORIAN FROCK COAT. An absolutely magnificent item of British military uniform being the four pocket frock coat, these were a working tunic in regimental colours and were in many ways a field worn garment. Following the format of a typical tunic having four pleated pockets and having to the front Norfolk jacket type pleats. The lower cuffs are in a green Melton and there is a piped line to the lower collar in the same material. Buttons throughout are Queens Crown Irish Rifles type with harp and full scroll. The original blackened small pips are now missing to the epaulettes, however these would be easy to find and one button is now minus. The original faux colour is sewn inside the tunic. The overall condition is exceptionally good with only one or two tiny nips and a little wear to the black silk lining. The tunic incorporates a belt with a single large prong in the Omdurman fashion.
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 AIR SHIP CYCLING CLUB BADGE. A very rare 1¼ inch circumference badge, the central feature being an air ship with a gondola below, with running through the spokes of a wheel, above and below the air ship in gold and blue enamel two scrolls reading 'Naval Airship Cycling Club'. Standard pin back construction. Non maker marked. It can only be imagined how few of these badges were produced.
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 SAM BROWNE OFFICERS BELT AND CROSS STRAP. A very nice condition undated but possibly WWI British officers Sam Browne belt with cross strap.
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 08 TYPE BAYONET FROG. A fascinating variation on the Mills frog being dated and marked 'MECo 1911' to the reverse. The item is to the face fairly standard, however to the rear there are two small leather passes neatly sewn in place to the reverse of the frog. The frog is quite wide and could possibly be for the naval boarding cutlass or a bayonet.
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 UNION OF FACISTS BUF MEMBERS ID CARD. An ultra rare item of British history being an original membership subscription card for a member of Moseley's facist movement. Dated 1957. This rare card shot an iconic image of the black shirt carrying the BUF standard. Upon the reverse is the name ‘G.S.GEE ESQ,’ with a Manchester address carrying five membership stamps dating from 1957-1958 denoting membership paid for six months. These items of paper work relating to names of members are understandably considerably rare.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS BANNER. An extremely rare artefact of the political turmoil of the 1930’s in Europe being the 30 inch x 20½ inch or 82cm x 63cm banner that was hung from the carrying banner pole and banner top. The flag was flown from a banner top very similar to the Germany Awake banner top of the Third Reich incorporating the same lightning flash insignia surrounded by a laurel leaf with a pointed finial with the box below having the wording ‘BRITISH UNION’. The scarlet ribbed material backing cloth with applied laurel leaf with the central British Union of Fascists device of a white lightning bolt, the banner is edged with blue and white coloured thread tassels. The reverse has a plain backing cloth. The eight suspension straps are all complete and are secured with two press studs to each loop. The banner has seen much service and it is with some slight discoloration of flooding of colour from the red backing material onto the white laurel leaf, also minor staining and service wear but no damage. We last owned one of these flags over 30 years ago.
BRITISH VICTORIAN SABRETACHE COVER. A very fine condition red Morocco leather maroon velvet lined cover for an officer’s sabretache, probably cavalry, measuring 20cms across the top, 28cms at its widest point at the base and 32cms in height.
BRITISH WALKING OUT CANE. A walking out cane of typical black infantry body with a silver head, clearly hallmarked to the head and beautifully engraved upon the end ‘Presented to Sergeant E. C. Sharp by 25 Platoon 3rd York Regiment, October 5 1918’. The overall condition is beautiful with undented beautifully toned silver head and a very fine japanned lacquered body to the main haFT of the stick with brass ferrul end.
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 WEBLEY & SCOTT AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER. A very fine and rare holster, which we believe to be for the Webley & Scott 7.65.32 automatic pistol of highly unusual construction, from the exterior the brown leather is identical to British made leather holsters but when opening the holster the lettering on both the inside of the flap and the main body and of the inside of the flap of the magazine portion is all in Arabic, there is a possibility that it has been made within Egypt. The length of the holster is 180mm x 130mm. The belt loops on the reverse side are wide enough to fit over a British 1908 pattern web belt, one belt loop matches the main body of the holster, the other belt loop is of a different section of leather, we belive that the holster was originally constructed with one belt loop and it was realised by the owner that the balance was not good and another belt loop was fitted . The flap closes with a male/female pop stud system with a further pouch affixed to the main flap to take two loaded spare magazines. A very rare holster.
BRITISH WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER 1917 DATED. A lovely condition hard shell brown leather holster for the Webley Mark 6 officers revolver. Clearly dated to the closing tab ‘1917’ with a slightly obscured maker’s mark.
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 ROYAL AIR FORCE INSIGNIA. Woman's Royal Air Force eagle, the single eagle embroidered in white on very dark blue backing cloth for the Woman's Royal Air Force tunic formed in 1918. Both the shoulder title and the eagle were worn as a pair on each sleeve. An excellent image of this being worn can be seen in colour plate E in the Men at Arms series, British Air Forces 1914-18.
BRITISH WW 11 SOUTHPORT WATER BOARD BRODIE HELMET. An excellent condition 1939 dated ‘BMB 1939’ dated Brodie helmet, painted black overall, complete with its full liner and elasticated canvas chinstrap. To the front stencilled ‘SWB’. Attached to the canvas chinstrap is a nicely machine embroidered label, which reads ‘Southport Water Board’.
BRITISH WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS HELMET AND GOGGLES. A good example of the short necked flying helmet used by RFC personnel with its matching and original set of goggles. Some scuffing to the brown leather skin with one tear in the neck flap area, lined in excellent soft fabric. A full maker’s mark of ‘Ledux’ to the interior with its matching goggles, which are imitation fur lined and complete with their head strap. Some light rust staining to the interior of the neck flap.
BRITISH WW11 SLOUCH HAT. The insignia to the side is the triangle denoting Royal West African Frontier Force, this unit fought extensively in the Far East. The insignias are a blue triangle above a red line, this may indicate Artillery. The band is a simplified KD sewn type. The hat is of excellent quality and has the foil and linen lining as well as a leather band. The hat is of a large size 7 with original chin strap present. There are the typical makers markings to the foil reflective inter lining. An original press stud is present, good and functions and is a Newey type. The shape is good to the hat and there is just a little fading, otherwise a super item.
BRITISH WWI A BRITISH WAR MEDAL TO A RUSSIAN IMMIGRANT. A highly interesting single only British War Medal for the First World War awarded to Albert Zeligman. The British War Medal to naturalised Russian Jewish immigrant Albert Zeligman who served with Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, The Royal Bucks Hussars and the Machine Gun Corps in India. The single entitlement for the British War Medal only is named in the correct style ‘100324 Private A. Zeligman MGC’. Zeligman arrived in the UK from Russia at the age of 5, with his family including four siblings, the family settled in Oxford Street, London. The 1911 shows him as a Jeweller and that he was naturalised in 1899. He enlisted in the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, later transferred to The Royal Bucks Yeomanry and then The Machine Gun Corps Cavalry. During the First World War he served in India and was only entitled to the single British War Medal. His brother Harry Zeligman was dishonourary discharged from The Royal Bucks Hussars in 1916 as he was a convicted felon and a bad soldier. According to research accompanying this medal his sister Flora was killed by enemy action in WWII. The medal comes with a huge amount of copies of official documents. A highly interesting recipient. Zeligman eventually passed away in 1962. The medal is without its ribbon.
BRITISH WWI 08 WEBBING BELT. An early item of the 1908 equipment being the basic belt, however with the crimped buckles to the rear. These were very short lived and in List of Changes 15048 22nd November 1909 they were discontinued and replaced by the familiar riveted eyeleted type strap ends. This item is in good used condition, there is a little fraying to the edges and there are profuse markings to the interior including 'Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders'. The date is a little hard to read but is present. A rare early item of equipment.
BRITISH WWI 08-14 PATTERN HAVERSACK. The webbing haversack, which first started life as part of the 14 leather equipment has been period converted for use with the 08. Blancoed to the exterior, all fittings present.
BRITISH WWI 1902 PATTERN SERVICE DRESS TUNIC. A very good example of a service worn Kings ( Kings Liverpol regiment ) 1902 pattern tunic. Excellent condition overall, with the insignia of the rank of sergeant with four blue overseas stripes to the lower left sleeve as the tunic is worn. Kings brass shoulder titles fitted. All general service buttons complete with the exception of one epaulette retaining button. Medal ribbons to the upper right hand breast of the Military Cross and the 1914 Star. White skeleton lined. Number over letter WD stamping to the white lining material. No moth damage.
BRITISH WWI 1903 PATTERN CAVALRY WATER BOTTLE AND CRADLE. A good example of the black cloth covered, blue enamel water bottle, carried by cavalry and horse artillery. The brown leather cradle is in superb condition, fully maker marked.
BRITISH WWI 1903 PATTERN CAVALRY WATER BOTTLE AND CRADLE. An excellent condition olive drab enamelled water bottle covered with dark blue felt with its leather cradle, attached cork. The base of the leather cradle is marked ‘M.Y.C.’ all leather good, all rivets strong.
BRITISH WWI 1908 PATTERN WEB SET. A virtually complete 1908 pattern enlisted soldiers webbing set, which comprises a set of ammunition pouches, two cross straps, enamel water bottle and felt cover within its web carrying cradle, the entrenching tool helve holder, which is dated to the interior ‘N’ over ‘18’ with broad arrow, 07 bayonet frog. All of the items have been blancoed from the exterior, some parts unblancoed to the interior with evidence of WD marks and obscure dates.
BRITISH WWI 1914 LARGE PACK. A rare example of the large pack for the 1914 equipment. Generally excellent condition webbing, underneath the flaps stamped ‘FOR TRAINING PURPOSES ONLY’, all leather fittings correct. To the face side two small rectangular patches have been hand stitched to the main body to cover four small nicks to the webbing underneath, in our opinion these should be removed, however because they have been attached for such a long time the colour of the webbing beneath the patches has changed.
BRITISH WWI 1916 DATED KURKI. To obtain any kukri dated WWI is very difficult, this example has a crown over the date ‘16’, slight chipping to the upper part of the wood grip where it meets the top pommel, all fitted into its khaki covered leather and wood scabbard, steel bottom chape and complete with its period double hanging strap frog.
BRITISH WWI 1917 DATED AMMUNITION POUCH. A beautiful condition tan leather ammunition pouch for the officers Sam Browne belt. The pouch holds extra rounds for the officers issued or purchased revolver. Marked ‘R.W.Stiby 1917’.
BRITISH WWI 1917 DATED WEBLEY HOLSTER. A good leather holster for the officers Mark 6 Webley with a huge size date of ‘1917’ plus maker’s stamp ‘S.M.Haq’ plus further letters which are indecipherable. Plus an ordnance WD stamp.
BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN RAF OFFICERS TUNIC. An excellent condition khaki identified and dated 4 pocket 1st pattern RAF tunic. The label to the interior ‘Wheeler & Company, 14/17 Poultry, London’ named to ‘A.F.Rae’ dated ’12.9.18’. Excellent condition tunic, still with its fixed belt, minor moth nip to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed. All 1st pattern RAF buttons fitted, complete with its 1st pattern lace to the lower cuffs in gold and blue with its albatross and crown above insignia to both sleeves.
BRITISH WWI 2ND PATTERN BRODIE HELMET. Probably one of the nicest Brodie helmets that could be found, the exterior shell retaining its original rough sand finish with some smooth areas just to the right of the crown. The interior colour is magnificent, complete with its oilskin liner, inner string cradle and with its paper instruction label fitted beneath the liner’s securing rivet, its original grained leather chinstrap, which is firm and strong.
BRITISH WWI AMERICAN MADE 14 PATTERN BACK PACK. A very interesting example of the scarce 14 pattern large pack. This example is an American made version and has typical American mechanical riveting throughout. What makes it interesting is the fact that it is effectively unused however very dusty from storage. The webbing elements are of a very attractive dark olive tan colour, there is a broad arrow acceptance stamp to the interior. Also visible upon the flap are the original markings for the factory where the rivets were to be placed and these do give indication of left and right in a symbolic form. The buckles are all present and are the 14 pattern type with the 14 specific small and large pack closure buckles to the front. The leather strapping has suffered a little from dryness and one or two of the straps have snapped, however with gentle care these could be preserved and maybe with some light restoration this could in fact be perfectly presentable. A very interesting example of equipment.
BRITISH WWI ANTI GAS GOGGLES. A mint unused set of the rare anti gas goggles introduced to help combat the affects of the attacks and issued with the P type helmets, this mint unused set with its original paper packet with all the instructions printed to the exterior. Complete with all their tapes, the bag is not torn although slightly stiff and congealed. All the instructions are clearly visible. Identical to a set shown on page 162 and 163 of the excellent work Campaign 15 by Chris Polendine.
BRITISH WWI ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS DRESS JACKET. A high quality very thick light cream material beautifully lined in silk for a white dress tunic, complete with all of its Argyll & Sutherland Highlander buttons. The bullion rank pips seem to have been removed from the shoulder boards but otherwise good and complete, no moth damage.
BRITISH WWI BODY ARMOUR. A highly unusual model that we have never encountered before being a British made four plate body armour, which is attached to its own mid tan leather waistcoat. The leather is in the typical colour of leather used for Royal Flying Corps coats and flying helmets. Multi lozenge stitched, complete with shoulder buttons for ease of putting on with two side adjustable waist straps. The waistcoat is fully lined in a heavy twill cotton, complete with its original machine woven label reading ‘FRONT 0/W CUIRASS’ with a registered number ‘642998’. Each of the four plates measuring 15cm x 36cm and are convex to fit the shape of a human body, the plates are then riveted to the leather waistcoat. A very rare body armour.
BRITISH WWI BRODIE HELMET. A standard second pattern Brodie helmet. The shell is in good condition and painted in an unusual green over the original sand based khaki. Losses to paint as can be seen by our web images. Whether it was a form of camouflage or single unit speciality is unknown. The colour is good. Complete with its leather chin strap, its fabric liner, the inner horse hair padding is missing. Faint traces of an original owners name or possibly unit designation on the inner flap skirt.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY OR ARTILLERY ENLISTED RANKS BOOTS. The long trench boot worn by artillery and cavalry personnel for the British Army in WWI. Superb condition, all original laces intact, all leather good and strong with buckles and straps intact and supple. Complete with steel heel cleats. Marked size ‘9’ to the interior. Many photographs of these boots can be found when studying images of the Great War.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY PATTERN WATER BOTTLE AND HOLDER. The all leather cradle that holds the blue enamel water bottle, which is covered in black felt, complete with its cork stopper being the cavalry pattern water bottle.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY WATER BOTTLE WITH DATED CRADLE. The all leather skeleton cradle for carrying the issue water bottle. The bottle is khaki painted, covered in felt, which does have some slight loss to the material near the neck. Complete with its steel headed cork stopper, long shoulder strap with canvas centre section. The cradle is maker marked and dated ‘1916’.
BRITISH WWI CHAPLAIN’S CHURCH UNIFORM. A highly unusual uniform pertaining only to the Chaplain’s Department of the Army being a very dark blue verging on black four pocket tunic constructed totally on the style of the model 16 officers tunic with lower bellows pocket, large flaps, the waist strengthening band, two upper pockets with flaps and pleats. Open collar wear, shoulder rank, pointed cuffs. To the collars are fitted the blackened badges of the Chaplain’s Department with brass rank pips for rank of Captain with a letter ‘T’ below. All buttons in gilt of the Army chaplain’s Department. Complete with a pair of long trousers with a 1cm strip of violet cross down each exterior seam of the trousers.
BRITISH WWI CHAPLAIN’S VISOR CAP. An ultra rare visor cap worn by a British Army chaplain in WWI. The cap is approximately size 56, it is the standard floppy style of cap so often seen in the trenches. The basic body is in excellent condition, some minor nicks to the cloth close to the chaplain’s blackened badge and in the peak area, otherwise overall very presentable and collectible. The blackened chaplain’s cross has never been removed from the cap, the clear outline behind the crown where the material has dropped forward onto the crown itself has left a big impression. black chin strap indicating Chaplain servic,. The side buttons we have never encountered before, they are of the football leather type with the form of chaplain’s cross impressed into the leather. At the rear of the cap there are eight ventilation holes, to the interior it is fully lined with the crown in the classic multiple circular stitching encountered with WWI period tailoring.
BRITISH WWI DATED NAVAL WEBLEY HOLSTER. A beautiful quality holster for the Webley mark 6 with the riveted construction of the navy pattern 1902 equipment.. The holster produced in one-piece of leather and joined together on the back seam with 12 rivets. Complete with both of its belt loops, also riveted to the main body, clear marking ‘Hobson & Sons 1916 London’. Closing strap complete, excellent form to the leather.
BRITISH WWI DATED SAM BROWNE SET. A nice all matching officers Sam Browne set comprising the waist belt with all of its brass fittings, its cross strap, its ‘1914’ dated maker marked Webley Mark 6 holster and its extra ammunition pouch. The belt is named ‘Lennox S. Whitworth’. As the belt is named it could prove fruitful for further research.
BRITISH WWI DIVISION MARKED BRODIE HELMET. An excellent example of an early brodie helmet depot refinished and relined in 1918. This particular helmet has to the exterior a secondry coat of typical dark grey green paint with two large insignias being a yellow over black. Both insignias show congealing and age pattination. The underline apple green finish shows through in places, however, the paint finish in general is very good. There is some white paint splatter from poor probable garage storage. The liner is of the typical apple green coloured metal to the flared edges. The original chin strap is present and in excellent condition and supple throughout. There is a soldiers number written to the cross piece of leather. There is some mothing to the orange felt pad, however, still very good overall and the helmet is clearly marked 'M & S.' This is one of the rarer makers and this particular stamp is seldom found, it stood for Miris steel company. It is difficult to speculate about what the insignia indicates as this is obviously a vast and complicated subject. The format could well be Australian, however, we can not be sure of this and further research would undoubtedly prove fruitful. Condition:
BRITISH WWI DIVISION MARKED BRODIE HELMET. An interesting Brodie helmet that has to each side divisional insignias which appear to be grey rectangles, we have yet to establish the origin of these patches, however further research may prove fruitful. The finish to the helmet is of the typical Calais sanded finish, this is believed to have been applied at the Calais depot. The sand is extremely heavy to the exterior of the helmet. The lining is of the correct mid to late war style with the rubber donut in place, there is a little looseness to the leather and the chinstrap is missing, however the original black cloth is good and complete. There is little moth to the felt inner pad. The helmet is completely untouched and has not been cleaned in any way.
BRITISH WWI DORSETSHIRE OFFICERS LIGHTWEIGHT TROPICAL TUNIC. This is probably the lightest weight of tunic from the First World War we have ever encountered. Worn by a lieutenant in the Dorsetshire Regiment, all of the buttons are of the regimental pattern, the construction of the tunic is exactly the same as the non cuff rank pattern with four buttons at the front, all removable and with open collar wear. Some service staining and usage, however a scarce tunic worn in the Middle East,Turkey and The Balkans.
BRITISH WWI DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY OFFICERS COMPLETE TUNIC AND TROUSERS. An excellent condition shoulder rank tunic for a Captain in the Durham Light Infantry with the straight leg trousers. The tunic is in superb condition, all bronze officers ranking system to each shoulder board and interestingly the bronze rank badges diminish in size, the exterior being the largest, the next size down then a further size smaller. Evidence that at one stage some form of metallic shoulder title was fitted also the shoulder boards. All the buttons are of the regimental DLI pattern, a matched set of Durham Light Infantry bronze officers collar badges to each collar. Military Cross, British War Medal and Victory Medal ribbon to the upper right breast as the tunic is worn. The tailor’s label situated in an unusual position underneath the flap of the upper right pocket viewed as the tunic is worn of ‘R.C.Heron & Company, Middlesborough. Clear typed date of ‘1918’ with the name of the owner, which appears to be ‘A.C.Hornsby’. The interior lining is superb, complete with the material matched from the same bolt of cloth straight leg trousers with turn-ups. The trousers have suffered some moth damage in the crotch area and there is a form of unidentifiable grey green paint stain to the lower left leg as the trousers are viewed.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED MANS BREECHES. A very scarce set of the jockey type breeches worn by enlisted men in WWI. Minor moth nips to the crotch area otherwise excellent condition complete with all their laces. All of their zinc buttons are marked with number over letter WD mark to the cotton lining. Wear use in evidence. One large moth hole in the lower seat. All of the features of the WWI construction with the double stitching below the pocket apertures. A rare set of leg wear.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED MANS LEATHER JERKIN. One of the rare items of British WWI clothing being the utility leather sleeveles jerkin used universally throughout the army and carried on right through WWII. The exterior leather is dry but all complete with any loss to the skin. Of the four buttons only two remain. The khaki blanket lining has suffered from significant moth damage to the and the garment is priced accordingly, this can hopefully be seen in our web images.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED MANS PUTTEES. A very good set of puttees for the British WWI soldier. No moth damage.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED MANS PUTTEES. A good mint unissued set of the enlisted ranks quality long puttees, complete with all their fixing tapes.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED RANKS CAVALRY BREECHES. A set of the scarce breeches worn by enlisted ranks in cavalry and mounted artillery units in WWI. Heavy duty khaki, WD marked number over letter with the original owner’s name had applied to the white cotton waistband. There also appears to be a theatrical costumiers oval stamping to the inner upper waistband. zinc buttons for both fly and brace attachments fitted with 1 rear button missing and one front button missing. Good nap to the cloth, one large moth hole held together with cotton in the seat area and small moth nips in the crotch area. To the inside of the thighs the breeches are with extra oval patches to protect the wearer’s legs.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED RANKS MOUNTED BREECHES. An excellent pair of enlisted ranks ribbed quality material mounted breeches worn by ammunition trains, Royal Field Artillery and any other of the horse mounted troops. Beautiful condition, a shadow on the rear seat area where the original paper label was affixed, leather strengthener pads to the inside of the lower thigh area, angled pockets, two only of the zinc buttons remaining of the six for the fly area, loops for waistbelt, nice clear number over letter WD stamping, the number over the letter indicating WWI issue.
BRITISH WWI EXPERIMENTAL BACK PACK. A most interesting item of First World War equipment and this is the second version we have seen of this back pack, not dissimilar in format to the Second World War mountain rucksack Bergen, however differing greatly. To the front are two pockets and a main body with drawstring top. To the interior a linen separate double pocketed pouch with typical First War period press studs. The inner of the flap has broad arrow markings and a civilian French address to the interior, faint traces of ink stamp. Interestingly the other example of this pack that we have examined has a ‘1917’ date. The reverse is a complicated affair with two shoulder straps, again marked with the same inspection stamps and clip type attachments for the braces. There appears to be a large waist band for tying around the body and two leather tabs at the bottom presumably for mounting of extra exterior equipment. A most interesting item that surely would be worthy of further research and is clearly an item of ordnance produced equipment as opposed to private purchase.
BRITISH WWI GALLIPOLI INSIGNIA. A very nicely embroidered matched pair of the 3rd London Regiment shoulder titles, all mounted within a period glass frame with the 1914 Star ribbon, a central printed sketch of the Gallipoli Peninsular, a overseas stripe below possibly taken from the same uniform that the 3rd London titles were taken. Marked ‘Suvla Bay 1915’. Some minor moth damage to the upper edge of both of the titles. A lovely period piece from a veteran of Gallipoli.
BRITISH WWI GAS MASK CANISTER DISPLAY. A corroded display of the canister of the First World War British gas mask, mounted on hardboard.
BRITISH WWI GRENADIER GUARDS HOOK QUILLON BAYONET. A rare combination artefact of WWI being a Grenadier Guards marked Model 1907 Hook Quillon bayonet in its original 1st pattern 08 leather scabbard and completed with its 08 pattern web bayonet frog and the ultra rare entrenching tool helve attachment. The blade of the bayonet is generally good, it has not been sharpened or reprofiled, some light spotting to the blade, clearly marked ‘1907’ to the forte, various other British acceptance marks. Good grips good. Regimentally marked ‘G.G.’ plus various other markings to the top pommel. The sprung loaded bayonet retaining catches complete and working correctly. Broad arrow marked to the bayonet frog.
BRITISH WWI INDIAN OFFICERS TRENCH WATCH. A lovely condition watch favoured by British officers in WWI, 32cm width dial, some slight loss to the numbers, fully operational, complete with its officers leather trench type strap. Retailer marked ‘P.Orr & Sons Limited, Madras and Rangoon Swiss made’. A device below the winder has to be depressed to allow the hands to be adjusted. At the time of placing on our web site the watch is fully operational, however no guarantees are given.
BRITISH WWI INSIGNIA OF GENERAL SIR HUBERT GOUGH. A lovely time warp framed selection of insignia that was worn by General Sir Hubert De La Poer Gough GCB, GCMG, KCVO. The framed display contains the bullion General’s cap badge and greatcoat pre WWI shoulder straps, these are with scarlet edging and rank denoting Major General, they are contained in an oak glazed frame with an old ink label, which reads ‘FROM THE COAT WORN BY GENERAL HUBERT GOUGH DURING THE ??(at that point it is difficult to read as the label is tucked underneath one of the epaulettes). A typed note on the reverse states that ‘THESE ARE THE CAP BADGE AND SHOULDER STRAPS WORN AT THE TIME OF THE CURRATH INCIDENT IN 1914’. ‘At the height of the Irish Home Rule crisis of early 1914 58 cavalry officers stationed at the Currath and in Dublin mutinied and chose dismissal from the Army rather than the possibility of active operations in Ulster, General Gough being the leader. No operations in fact took place and the Currath incident apparently did Gough’s career no harm. On the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 he took his brigade to France, by September he was commanding a division and by July 1916 an army.’ The glass within the frame is slightly loose otherwise completely undamaged with its hanging ring.
BRITISH WWI JEWRY BOOK ON HONOUR Published in 1922 this huge work comprising 363 pages, copy number 402 of 3000 copies only printed, this very rare work was published to show the world the contribution that Jews had made towards the British War Effort in terms of personnel to counter suggestions that the Jewish community in Great Britain had not contributed at all to the War Effort. It lists the many thousands of men and women who served and includes the five Victoria Crosses, 49 Distinguished Service Orders, 263 Military Crosses, 329 Military Medals plus many other awards won by this group of people. Large photographic section at the rear of the book. Some age foxing to some pages, spine good, gilt good to title page with a 1997 inscription to the blank first page.
BRITISH WWI KHAKI GENERAL’S TUNIC. A huge size tunic shoulder rank for Major General Francis Adrian Wilson CB., CMG., DSO., October 1874 to May 1954, he was a Senior Officer in the British Army who served as Chief of the General Staff in Australia from 1911 to 1912. This large size tunic is in magnificent condition, heavyweight khaki, shoulder rank crown with crossed sword and baton, Generals gorget patches in red wool and gold embroidery to each collar with Generals buttons attached. All of the remaining buttons to the tunic are of the Generals pattern. Five loops across the breast for a long medal ribbon bar with two long medal ribbon strips below. The tunic is totally free of any moth, staining or damage, complete with the tailors label ‘J.Daniels & Co Limited, 1 Artillery Place, Woolwich and at 62 Pall Mall incorperating Caters and T.McBride and Sons. Named Colonel T.A.Wilson CBG’. Obviously this tunic was purchased before his promotion to Major General. Wilson was commissioned at the Royal Artillery to 2nd Lieutenant in July 1895, he served in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa where he was promoted to Captain, Mentioned in Despatches and was awarded the DSO following the end of the war. Chief of the General Staff in Australia from 1911 to 12 and then returned to the United Kingdom. He served in WWII which led to the award of the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George and the French Legion D’Honneur. A full printout of his military achievements and service are available on Wikipedia, a copy of which is attached with this tunic.
BRITISH WWI LEWIS GUN SPARES BAG. The very rare accessory being the bag that carries the parts for the Lewis machine gun. Constructed in a mixture of the grained 1914 leather and olive drab canvas. Clearly stencilled to the front flap ‘BAG SPARE PARTS MG MARK 3’. All of its inner pouches complete, all of the strapping complete, one slight rot hole to the base of the bag, complete with shoulder strap.
BRITISH WWI MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS TUNIC AND CAP SET. A very heavily service worn shoulder rank tunic worn by an officer in the Machine Gun Corps with his matching Gor Blimey style officers trench cap. The tunic with bronze collar badges for the rank of Lieutenant. All buttons of the Machine Gun Corps regimental pattern. Matching bronze Machine Gun Corps officers collar badges fitted. To each sleeve there is a small white over red unit patch. Also fitted to the tunic two service stripes and one wound stripe. As previously stated significant service wear with moth damage coupled with staining and nicks to the material, slight tears, we have done our best to point out these damaged sections on our images but inspection is desired. The trench cap is a rare item complete with its fold down side curtains, Machine Gun Corps officers badge, multi stitched lining in a lozenge pattern, twin air vents to each side of the cap with only very minor moth nips to the crown area. Generally overall a very good cap and also complete with its correct First World War narrow chinstrap. A good but worn set.
BRITISH WWI MACHINE GUNNERS VEST. An unissued condition upper body only vest with collar, padded shoulders with leather pads to each shoulder, worn by members of the Vickers machine gun team for extra padding and strength when the gun and tripod were being carried, complete with its three general service buttons for front closure. Faint traces of its WD mark to the interior.
BRITISH WWI MAXIM GUN RAZOR. A highly interesting collectible item relating to the Maxim gun, a British made cut throat razor, etched into the blade ‘The Maxim Razor’ with an etched outline of the Maxim gun to the centre. Manufactured by ‘J.Underwood Cutlery, Barrow in Furness. Barrow in Furness is a town in Northern England, we have no history on the purposes of this razor, the British Government were the first purchasers of the Maxim gun prior to 1900 and could possibly be in relation to that purchase. Condition:
BRITISH WWI MOUNTED TROOPS OTHER RANKS BOOTS. A pair of high lace boots as worn by cavalry and mounted artillery troops during the Great War. The boots are of pebbled brown leather and consist of a series of six eyelets in the foot area followed by thirteen hooks. To the top of the boot are double straps and on one boot one of the straps has broken. The soles have been resoled in rubber with steel toe and heel cleats. Many photographs of these boots can be found when studying images of the Great War. One of the long leather laces is all complete the other is completely missing and has probably been removed and been utilised for other uses. The boots are approximately size 8 and would fit a mannequin of a mounted trooper perfectly.
BRITISH WWI NO.1. MARK 2 GRENADE. A very nice condition 1915/16 no.1 mark 2 grenade complete with its wooden haft, belt hook fitting to the middle section with its cap, which is marked ‘FIRE TRAVEL REMOVE’. Nice subdued colour overall. Good wood haft with one small chip to the wood. This item cannot be shipped outside of the U.K.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS BEDFORD CORD BREECHES. A lovely set of light sand coloured breeches with reinforced inner lower thighs. Some minor staining and one or two very minute moth nips, complete with a Flights of Aldershot label identified to a DSO winner and dated ‘May 18’.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS CORD BREECHES. A super set of heavy cord breeches, normally these are attributed to the name Bedord Cord, but these are a thicker cord than Bedford. Generally excellent condition, slight staining in the thigh area, no moth damage, rear seam is open for 3cms length, all buttons remaining, complete with original ‘Flight Limited, Winchester, Aldershot and London’ tailors label, with original owner’s name, which unfortunately is indecipherable. The buckle that is used on the rear waist adjusting strap is missing, as is one fly button.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS ISSUE BINOCULARS. A very good set of ‘1918’ dated 6 x 30 binoculars, fully maker marked and clearly dated to the main body. Optics excellent, complete with leather neck strap, they have been marked with nose to nose WD marks indicating sold out of service. Complete in their original mid tan carrying case, maker marked with the case dated ‘16’, case marked ‘Brigadier General T.S.Lambert, 69th Brigade. All stitching good and strong complete with their carrying strap and belt loops. Brigadier Lambert was Commander of the 69th Brigade and was in attendance at the battle of Messines 15th June 1917. A long military history commissioned in the East Lancs Regiment assumed command to the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment 1914, General Officer commanding 69th Brigade 23rd Division, killed June 1921 in an IRA ambush.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS MAKER MARKED AND DATED SAM BROWNE BELT. Excellent condition service used Sam Browne officers waist belt complete with all its loops, strapping and fitments, marked ‘R.W.Stiby 1917’. Condition:
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS PUTTEES. A mint condition set of the Company Fox's puttees. Manufactured in rifle green for Rifle regiments, still with their Fox's paper label attached.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS RUBBERISED TRENCH COAT. A very rare relic of WWI being the Burberry style officers rubberised trench coat. Generally in excellent condition overall, some stiffness to the material but overall very flexible and easy to mount on a mannequin for display if so desired. Slight damage to the attachment of the inside collar to the upper part of the coat. The upper half of the inner coat is lined in a Burberry style check. The waist belt, which is generally lost, is complete with this example. Two lower huge flap pockets, standard brass eyeleted air vents below each armpit, no staining, all original five buttons present and all other localised belts, straps, buckles and flaps intact. A super display piece to compliment a WWI British officers trench mannequin.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE BELT AND CROSS BELT. A good WWI set, undated but early brass fittings. Dusty overall but all complete, no rot to the leather, would clean beautifully.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE CROSS STRAP. A single cross strap for the officer’s Sam Browne belt. Excellent condition.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE SET. A lovely match ‘1917’ dated British officers Sam Browne set for WWI. Belt, cross strap and the Webley Mark 6 holster, the belt and the holster only are clearly maker marked and ‘1917’ dated. Super condition overall.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE WAIST BELT AND CROSS STRAP. A lovely rich deep brown WWI officers waist belt and cross strap, complete with its runner, all D rings present for the attachment of equipment.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE. A lovely condition identified British officers Sam Browne belt and cross strap, stamped in various places and indelibly ink marked the name ‘O.Corderoy’.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS TRENCH BOOTS. A very nice set of mid brown officers trench boots complete with spurs. Ideal for a British WWI officers mannequin.
BRITISH WWI PRIVATELY PURCHASED ORILUX TRENCH TORCH BY OFFICERS. A nice clean example of the Orilux trench torch with the label to the top of the body ‘The Orilux J.H.Steward 406 Strand, London’ in its lovely condition deep brown carrying case. The stitching at the rear seam is slightly rotted. The closing tab to the lid is good, a slight tear in the closing catch where it is secured to the body but still firm.
BRITISH WWI PROTOTYPE WATER BOTTLE A most intriguing item being in the general shape of the 08 bottle but approximately 1/3rd shorter in depth. The item is of green enamel and is covered in a typical thick orangey beige wool cover which most other ranks bottles were covered with during WWI. Interestingly on carefully peeling back the base one can see a broad arrow with two letters, which appear to be 'BE' stamped below, this broad arrow stamp clearly indicates that these are an ordnance issued item and often items with this broad arrow and letter combination below are of Australian origin, it is believed the letters would have denoted the Military Department of issue. The top cap is a most interesting item, very similar to the clip on a light bulb, which has two pins and depresses and twists. The original cork to the interior is broken but still present and the top cap works perfectly. We have not been absolutely positively identify this item but interestingly many Australian leather water bottle carriers are of a very short nature and will not close upon the normal 08 bottle. It is our belief that this an Australian item of equipment and thus very rare.
BRITISH WWI QUEEN MARY’S NEEDLEWORK GUILD OFFICIAL’S BADGE. These enamel badges worn to show that the wearer was engaged in regular volunteer work for the Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild. These badges were originally issued with personal certificates, all members paid for their own badges with ordinary member badges costing one shilling each.
BRITISH WWI RFC GAUNLETS. A fine pair of all leather and fleece lined dark brown leather gauntlets, which are fleece lined to the hand section, used by Royal Flying Corps personnel. Complete with their adjustable male/female pop studs, connectors at the wrist section.
BRITISH WWI ROBBINS OF DUDLEY RARE VARIATION KNIFE. All of the Robbins knuckle knives are scarce and desirable by collectors, the most commonly encountered is the knuckleduster push dagger. This very rare variation of the Push dagger is shown on page 26 of British Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook, plate 37. This rare knife 27cms long has a beautiful twin fullered blade, heavy aluminium grip with steel knuckleduster fitted into the aluminium grip. The Robbins of Dudley marking on the top pommel has been partly obscured for an unknown reason but can just about be seen and it is complete with its totally original leather scabbard, complete with integral belt loop. The pre punched hole for securing the hilt to the brass stud has split. As Flook states on page 233 of his excellent work ‘Robbins of Dudley knives, these have been extensively copied, we can assure any prospective purchasers of this knife this is an undoubted original.’
BRITISH WWI ROYAL ENGINEERS TUNIC. A non cuff rank tunic to an officer serving in the Royal Engineers. Fine corded material, Royal Engineers matching bronze collar badges, all brass Royal Engineers buttons, Croix De Guerre ribbon to upper right hand breast as the tunic is worn. A London Westminster’s tailor’s label with the name ‘MacLagan’ applied to the label. Two wound stripes to the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Various light surface staining, two stitch repairs to the armpit area, all gilded Captain’s rank stars fitted to each epaulette.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL FIELD ARTILLERY BOOTS. A superb condition pair of the very rare long boots worn by members of the Field Artillery. Calf high length boots with gaiter style top. Three closing straps across the gaiter. Complete with what we believe to be their original leather laces. Good grain clear to the dark brown leather. The soles are superb. Both boots with their original steel heel cleats.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL FLYING CORPS LEATHER JERKIN. A very nice condition Canadian made leather sleeveless jerkin with olive green blanket lining, good strong leather, all stitching good, no damage or undue staining. One closure button missing with its original label, which reads ‘ROYAL FLYING CORPS HEIGHT 5’6 AND 6’ BREAST 38. THE MILLER MANUFACTURING COMPANY LIMITED, TORONTO 1918’.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GREATCOAT. The skeleton lined greatcoat, five button closure, two lower pockets with flaps, sleeves without turned back cuffs, extra strengthening around the shoulders, complete with epaulettes and collar. Marked to the inside ‘2.R.I.R.’ (2nd Royal Irish Rifles). A French collector has put his own ink stamp on the inside of one of the pocket bags. At one time in its history the coat has had a slash to the right hand side of the front, which has been repaired, all General Service buttons complete, thinness of nap to the cloth in places and light staining, no undue moth damage.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE TYPE FLYING HELMET. A black leather flying helmet with a faux fur lining with an English maker’s label to the inside, with a complicated press stud chin cover. The overall condition is good and supple with just a little flaking to the black leather. Condition:
BRITISH WWI ROYAL RFC COWL HELMET. An above average example of the scarce WWI cowl helmet, this is an unmodified version with full cowl in place, made from a typical mid brown redish tan leather with all ear flaps present and the original fur lining still in place to the inner crown. The original tightening rope to the chin section is also present with buckle. There are one or two worm nips to the leather, however this is stable and the item remains very displayable. To the inner crown is a very good silk 1918 dated manufacturers label.
BRITISH WWI SAM BROWNE AMMUNITION POUCH, DATED. A very nice condition ‘R.W.Stiby’ maker marked ‘1917’ dated extra ammunition pouch for the Webley mark 6 revolver ammunition, worn on the officer’s Sam Browne, complete with its belt loop, all stitching strong.
BRITISH WWI SERGEANT MAJOR’S SERVICE TUNIC. An extremely nice large size issue combat tunic worn by a Sergeant Major in the Cheshire Regiment. This tunic previously appeared on the market back in the early 1990’s, then sold by Regimentals from within a very nice First War collection, which was photgraohed in our hard copy catalogue number 47 The insignia fitted is a maroon and white halved lozenge over a very beautifully embroidered cockerel with white lozenge centre with Cheshire acorn on maroon backing cloth to both sleeves. Cheshire shoulder titles to each epaulette, all of the buttons of the regimental pattern, two Sergeant Major’s brass rank insignia sets, one to each sleeve, unmarked and undated whistle attached to the shoulder lanyard. Light moth sprinkling to the base of the upper pocket and the lower skirt and to the very point of the extra cuff pattern that the Sergeant Major has taken it upon himself to have his tunic enhanced as befitting his rank. To the interior the virtually complete ‘Kettering Clothing Manufacturing Society Limited’ paper label reading ‘Serge service dress size no.21 height 5’9 and 10’ breast 36 and 37 waist 31 and 32. Standard skeleton white cotton lining that has obviously seen service use plus WD acceptance stamp to the white lining. A very nice tunic.
BRITISH WWI SINGLE PO8 CROSS STRAP. Good condition, blancoed. Faint traces of unidentified issue markings.
BRITISH WWI SNIPER’S THREE DRAW TELESCOPE. A very nice condition three draw all brass leather covered telescope, optics slightly cloudy, maker marked ‘T.T & H Limited’ dated ‘1917’ broad arrow marked, individually numbered ‘21368’ with military designation ‘TEL.SIG.(MK IV) also GS’. Complete with both of its leather eye caps. These telescopes were used by the sniper’s assistant when they worked in two man teams.
BRITISH WWI SOLDIER’S GAS MASK. A well worn example of the British gas mask of WWI, clearly WD marked underneath the flap and other indistinct markings. The exterior bag has rotted slightly in the area where the filter tin is situated plus one tear in that area, also rust to the rear of the gas mask in the filter tin area with more unidentified markings. Both elements of both closure press studs to the lid are complete with its long shoulder strap and its undamaged leather tab. The mask section has solidified with the orange rubber bladder broken away. Connecting tube from the mask to the tin is good and complete.
BRITISH WWI SOUVENIR BADGE BELT. 30 regimental badges, all totally original, mounted on an enlisted man’s 08 web belt. Many of these belts exist but many have been abused, had their original badges removed and replaced by reproductions or lesser quality, lesser desired originals. The badges on this belt are superb, 24 are with sliders and six with lugs. All excellent strikes, none are damaged. The rarest badge is a slider example of the Guards Machine Gun Corps, others include Inniskilling, The King’s Own, Gloucestershire Regiment, Royal Ordnance Corps, Royal Artillery, Bedfordshire Regiment, a Fusilier Grenade, South Lancashire, Hampshire, The Buffs, Cornwall, Leicestershire, KLSB, Somerset Light Infantry, Guards, Royal Warwickshire, a rare Guards Household Battalion, Royal West Kent, The Essex Regiment, Liverpool Scottish, Loyal North Lancashire, East Lancashire, Connaught Rangers, Army Veterinary A Corps, KRRC, Royal Engineers, Cameronians and Berkshire Regiment. All have patinated to the same degree, the waist belt is WD marked and ‘1916’ dated.
BRITISH WWI TANKERS HOLSTER. Beautiful tan leather holster dated ‘H.G.R. 1916’ complete with its brass 08 belt fixings.
BRITISH WWI TRENCH FOLDING SAW. The folding saw with two wooden handles, which folds into a circular pattern and is fitted into its original brown leather pouch. The pouch leather is excellent, all stitching good. Marked to the interior with broad arrow mark followed by ‘M.E.Co.1916’.
BRITISH WWI TRENCH SAW. The folding trench saw profusely used in WWI in its 1914 leather pouch, a scarce piece of equipment, dated ‘1915’ and maker marked.
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 WWI W.R.A.F SHOULDER TITLE. An extremely rare piece of insignia item being the W.R.A.F. embroidered white on dark blue backing shoulder title for the Woman's Royal Air Force formed in 1918.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY 1916 DATED HOLSTER. A very good supple but strong all leather holster for the Webley Mark 6, marked ‘Finnigans Limited’ clearly dated ‘1916’.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY HOLSTER IDENTIFIED. A very nice Webley Mark 6 holster, ‘Davies & Co’ marked, clear heavy date of ‘1916’, hand inscribed to the front ‘2nd Lieutenant C.W.Langdon 1st/6th Glos’. Slight wear to the body of the holster where the hammer of the pistol has worn through the leather otherwise good and strong overall. With the holster is the complete print-out from the National Archives of his service record, originally serving with the North Somerset Yeomanry, his hospital records show that his date of joining the forces was 10th April 1915, in 1919 records show that he transferred to the RAF. Also records show that he served in North Russia with the newly formed RAF.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER, DATED. A beautiful condition Heath Machin & Company, Walsall 1917’ dated Webley Mark 6 holster. Rich deep brown colour, very supple leather.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER, TROPICAL COLOUR. A very unusual Webley Mark 6 holster, mint condition in a most attractive grained leather, which is the identical colour to tropical khaki drill uniforms, complete with all its fittings, very strong stitching. Unused.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY MARK 6, MAKER MARKED AND DATED HOLSTER. A lovely condition mark 6 Webley holster, complete with all of its correct fittings, marked ‘Thomas & Son’ with a clear date of ‘1917’ in the area of the main body under the flap.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY SHOULDER STOCK. A complete and undamaged wood shoulder stock with all of its metal attachments for fitting to the Webley 455 revolver. These were originally designed to fit the flare pistol but also removed from the flare pistol and refitted by officers individually to their Webley pistols. Individually numbered 30627, the wood is excellent, a very minor surface rusting to parts of the blued metal fitment, mounted to a Webley 455 with its Pritchard Greener bayonet it portrays a fabulous trench fighting combination weapon.
BRITISH WWI WELSH REGIMENT BRODIE. A 1st pattern Brodie shell that has been laying in an external location for many years, the outside shell having 50% of its original paint finish remaining with the outline of the decal of one of the Welsh Regiments. The liner has unfortunately rotted away, also the chinstrap.
BRITISH WWI WIRE CUTTER. An example of the British WWI wire cutter that was attached to the Lee Enfield rifle, which has one of its ears officially removed, we have no idea as to the reason for this, all fittings, present to fit to the Lee Enfield rifle complete, correctly maker marked ‘Decimals Limited, Selly Oak No.1 Mark 2 1917’.
BRITISH WWI WRAF TUNIC. An exceptionally rare garment being a transitional jacket of the pattern worn by the Woman’s Auxiliary Army Corps, however slightly modified for wear by a member of the early Woman’s Royal Air Force. The uniform is of fine quality ribbed khaki wool, which is typical of officers tunics. The tunic itself has been commissioned by an other rank of the Royal Air Force. Female other ranks generally did purchase their own uniforms. There is a tailor’s label to the rear of the tunic with the address of ‘Blandford’, Blandford in Dorset has been a long time garrison area and was a posting for T.H.Lawrence when he served in the early Royal Air Force after service in the Middle East. Any Royal Air Force khaki garment is considered rare, especially to find a female item of this type. Some interesting Royal Air Force regulations has been applied, there has never been collar badges to the tunic and the belt is the single pronged version that is regulation only with Royal Air Force garments. Generally there would have been a button belt with this garment, however the tailoring stipulations would have varied greatly as there was no clear regulation to the exact detail of these uniforms. All buttons throughout are the roped edged gilt Royal Air Force type, there are two buttons to each cuff, one of these cuff buttons is unfortunately missing, the rest of the buttons are all intact throughout. The condition is extremely good, to each upper arm are the red flying bird badges, these are silk embroidered on a woollen background and the heads face forward, this in fact is contrary to regulations but many examples in collections and in period photographs show the flying bird forward when it should have in fact been flying backwards. There is much excellent information about Women’s Royal Air Force uniforms in the superb book British Air Forces 1914 to 18 volume 2 by the McCormack Brothers by Osprey Publishing.
BRITISH WWI YORKSHIRE HUSSARS OFFICERS PEAK CAP. A classic hat of the First World War being the floppy officers khaki hat. Minor moth nips to the crown, General Service subdued side buttons with narrow chinstrap, complete with its officers bronze rose surmounted by a crown Yorkshire Hussars officers badge. To the interior the leather sweatband has seen considerable wear use, it is all intact, its waterproof covering to the upper inner crown is all intact and due to heat some internal padding paper, non contemporary, has adhered itself to the crown lining.
BRITISH WWI YORKSHIRE HUSSARS OFFICERS TRENCH FLOPPY CAP. A very nice example of one of the classic WWI officers caps of the First World War. Large floppy shape, evidence of much service wear, no moth or damage but discolouring, complete with its original leather chinstrap. Two football type side leather buttons and complete with its officers bronze rose surmounted by a crown Yorkshire Hussars officers cap badge. Evidence of much wear to the inside, complete with its ‘Hamburger Rogers & Co Military Outfitters, Covent Garden, London WC’ label stitched into the crown, which itself is lined in multi stitched silk.
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 BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A good full length pair of trousers having side pockets and shell dressing pocket, standard large side pocket, of a size that would suit most modern mannequins. The overall condition is excellent with little or no fading. There are one of two small moth nips but no great damage to the cloth. The original turn-ups are present and are machine factory sewn in place. All buttons present. There is a ‘Z’ over ‘WD’ stamp that would indicate ‘1945’ production. There is no label to the rear.
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 1940 PATT BATTLE DRESS TROUSERS. A very good crisp pair of trousers showing no moth damage whatsoever, these clearly have been unworn, the original shell dressing pocket is still tacked closed. The sizing label to the rear is as ever removed. The WD code to the interior is '0', these are clearly stamped to be a good size 7, thus would suit a mannequin. These would be in terms of condition extremely difficult to improve upon. All buttons are the correct chocolate brown colour for this period of issue.
BRITISH WWII 1944 DATED CAMOUFLAGE LEATHER JERKIN. The leather jerkin, probably one of the best utility garments the British Army has ever produced. This example in most superb unissued condition with the camouflage spray paint applied to the tan leather of the main body. All five buttons intact complete with its khaki blanket lining, large interior label reading ‘Jerkins Leather No.2. Camouflaged. Size No.2. Height 5’7 to 5’10, Breast 37inches to 43 inches. John Weir & Company London 1944’ with broad arrow mark. A superb item for a post Normandy mannequin.
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 2ND PATTERN FIGHTING KNIFE, IDENTIFIED GROUP. An extremely rare item in virtually mint unissued condition, 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, totally untouched piece, the blade is full length and bright in its original profile. It has not been sharpened or re-tipped. Absolutely clear logos of the FS Fighting Knife to one side and Wilkinson Sword Company, London to the opposite side, still covered in original grease. The machine turned grip is still with all its blackened finish and with a build-up of verdigris where it has lain against the leather scabbard since WWII. The scabbard itself as with the knife is in superb condition, all of the blackened finish to the lower scabbard chape is intact. The leather leg tabs have been cut off, the elastic hilt retaining band is complete and undamaged but has lost some of its elasticity. The leather is totally unmarked. Accompanying the knife is an item that we have never encountered before being a 17cm long and 3cm wide at its widest point steel sock knife, this item is very similar but much longer than the thumb knives that are shown on page 90 of British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. It has no scabbard, it is made from solid steel with sharpened edges. The point has been slightly burred and was obviously a concealed knife for carrying in a belt or sock. These two incredibly rare items are part of the estate of Captain R.S.Edlin, the two items original acquired from his daughter and his daughter has supplied copy paperwork relating to her father’s service. The first document is dated 7th August 1946 on the headed paper of Security Intelligence, Middle East, General Headquarters Middle East Land Forces appears to be a reference from the head of Security Brigadier G.S.Douglas Roberts in which he outlines Captain Edlin’s service with the Field Security Service as a Warrant Officer and subsequent commission as an officer to the Intelligence Services, he was employed successfully in the planning of security operations in the Balkans and he was finally placed in charge of our Balkan and Allied Section. He then goes on to describe his enthusiastic and successful work, his appointment as Captain from July 1945, a copy movement order to Athens, a copy of his Security Personnel Identity Card with a photograph on both sides and a copy of his Medal Ribbon award. It will be noted that we have cut from the signed statement the address of the daughter of Captain Edlin. A magnificent group. Condition:
BRITISH WWII 53RD WELSH DIVISION FLAG. A highly interesting and possibly historic flag flown after the Normandy invasion and the follow up operations to the end of WWII. Deep blue flag cloth pennant measuring 76 x 170 cms with large applied divisional insignia of the 53rd Welsh Division in a now faded red with, in white, the numbers ‘160’. The flag is identical on both sides but is still with its canvas selvage edge and rope and toggle. The deep blue signifies a brigade or brigade group, we would suggest that the numbers ‘160’ are for the 160th Brigade and due to the size would have been flown from possibly an armoured vehicle or outside a Brigade Headquarters. One or two minor nicks to the blue flag cloth otherwise excellent condition overall.
BRITISH WWII AERTEX SHIRTS. A mint unissued condition still packed packet of 10 British issue 1941 dated CWS manufactured size 11 Aertex shirts, worn by the British Army in North Africa and in the Far East, these highly popular shirts, four button pullover front, two upper breast pockets both button down with pleats, long sleeves, complete with their removable shoulder straps. The label to the packet reads ‘SHIRTS, TROPICAL, COTTON CELLULAR, 1940 PATTERN’ with a separate label having its WD acceptance stamp and still wrapped in its string wrap.
BRITISH WWII AIRBORNE SHOULDER TITLES. A rare pair of uncut printed on waterproof cloth light blue printed ‘AIRBORNE’ on maroon shoulder titles. An excellent example of these titles are shown in British Airborne Insignia by Oliver Lock page 132.
BRITISH WWII AIRBORNE SIGNALS HEADDRESS GROUPING. A fantastic time warp pair of headdress belonging to a member of the Far East Airborne Forces Royal Signals. A 1942 maker marked and dated slouch hat, broad arrow marked, having to the face side the War Economy plastic badge of the Royal Corps of Signals and to the left of the headdress as the headdress is worn a superb section of insignia being locally made in the three colours of the Royal Signals Corps, super-imposed with a hand embroidered parachute in white. The hat itself has some moth damage but fortunately not too destructive. Accompanying the slouch hat is the same owner’s ‘1944’ dated Kangol Wear maroon beret, leather trimmed, complete with an Indian made Royal Corps of Signals applied badge. Minor moth nips to the crown area and having exactly the same storage wear as the slouch hat. Both of the items have been brought home from the Far East and have been stored in either a shed, garage or loft space since WWII. A superb pair.
BRITISH WWII AMERICAN MADE BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An unissued condition set of U.S. made British battledress trousers. Marked size 3. Tailors label 'Katz & Goldman' dated 'January 2nd 1943'. Unfortunately moth has attacked the crotch area as can be seen by our web images, thus priced accordingly.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. A very scarce pair of British enlisted ranks issue ammunition boots. Black pebbled leather in excellent condition. The heels have been re-soled with rubber heels and the steel nails from the front sole have been removed. Clearly dated to the interior ‘1942’. Also broad arrow marked and stamped size 7.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A good large size pair of ammunition boots. These are in excellent condition throughout and appear to have been the type manufactured initially in a brown colour and these were aimed at service for the hotter climates, these have subsequently been over-dyed black for service wear and are in beautiful supple condition throughout with hobnails and slight signs of wear to the soles. There is a good '44' date as well as original laces present and these are in a good mannequin mountable size 9.
BRITISH WWII ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BLUE PATROL JACKET. The cut away front blue tunic, open collar with four pockets and fixed belt being the patrol jacket worn by a Colonel in the Regiment. All of the brass buttons are of the Regimental pattern, two rows of medal ribbons, which comprise the Military Cross, three WWI service medals plus an MID palm, two further service medals. Some moth to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed, some moth to the back panel and right hand elbow area otherwise good for display.
BRITISH WWII ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS KILT. A very nice condition officers Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders kilt. Some light moth overall but not to distinct. Good for display with the original ‘William Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh & Glasgow’ label with the ‘By Appointment to King George VI’ label. Complete with all its rosettes, side buckles and hanging cords.
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 BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS WITH LABEL. A very good pair of battledress trousers, 1940 pattern, with original label, the label reads ‘Size No.7 Height 4’7 to 4’8, waist 30 to 31, breech 36 to 37, J.J. & J. Mendes Limited 1945’ with the over-stamp ‘Issue April 1945’. Approximately five very minor moth nips. Excellent nap to cloth, unworn condition.
BRITISH WWII BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An unissued pair of battledress trousers, very large size, 41cm waistband, very long legs. Complete moth free. The bandage pocket stitching not even opened for use. WD marked to the interior with the letter ‘E’ over broad arrow with number ‘402’. It would most certainly be impossible to find a better pair than this.
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 size about 56 cm All situated in its original Herbert Johnson of London’s carrying box.
BRITISH WWII BRODIE CAMOUFLAGED HELMET. An early Brodie shell with the exterior painted in a green, brown and black camouflage finish, minor chipping to the nickel rim and some thinness to the back portion of the crown otherwise a good clear camouflage finish. Fitted with its undamaged liner, which is maker marked size ‘7 J.C.S & W Limited’ with only the upper part of the date still visible, with the flat top of the second from last digit being a ‘3’ and the rounded top of the last digit which would indicate it being either 1938 or 39. There is also an inspection stamp with a broad arrow going through a letter ‘C’ with below the stamp numbers ‘45’. Complete with its elasticated and canvas chinstrap with number ‘875’ indelibly applied in ink to the strap.
BRITISH WWII BRODIE HELMET FOOD SUPPLY HELMET. A nice untouched civil defence helmet, liner dated ‘1940’ all liner complete, painted in yellow with some loss with ‘FOOD’ stencilled to the front. Complete with its elasticised canvas chinstrap.
BRITISH WWII CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS QUALITY HOSE TOPS. Beautiful condition, virtually unworn.
BRITISH WWII CANADIAN BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An extremely good condition Canadian made battledress blouse, size 9, dated ‘January 1945’, manufactured in Montreal. Excellent nap to the cloth overall. One or two minor moth nips. Complete with shoulder titles of the Royal Army Service Corps with Arm of Service strips below.
BRITISH WWII 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 CAVALRY PATTERN WATER BOTTLE. The WWII version of the cavalry carried water bottle, complete with its webbing cradle and shoulder carrying strap with its olive drab enamelled water bottle, which is covered in khaki cloth. The initials ‘MW’ very faintly applied to the cloth with some minor moth nips, complete with its cork stopper.
BRITISH WWII CHINDIT FIGHTING KNIFE. A good example of the Chindit fighting knife having a 17.5cm Bowie blade, which has its original profile. The flat back edge of the blade has been used to hammer items so there are some nicks to the upper flat edge, Bowie blade superb, complete with its brass oval cross guard which is slightly bent upwards to one side. The wood grips held to the tang by three rivets. The grips are generally good, all fitted into a lovely field made olive drab canvas scabbard, which has been hand sewn, with its own correct integral belt loop. The knife is identical to the examples shown on pages 205 and 206 of the excellent work British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook.
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 GENERAL SERVICE SHOVEL. Good condition, wood haft excellent, dated ‘194’ with the last digit not deeply stamped enough to be able to decipher the number.
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 JUNGLE BOOTS. A super pair of WD Government issue enlisted mans boots specifically designed for the jungle uniform. Standard configuration with strengthened toe, marked ‘WD size 10’ to the soles and heels, both of which are fully studded. Maker marked ‘Lotus’ with clear date ‘1944’. Generally excellent condition, one discoloration stain to the left hand side of the left hand boot. The exterior of the boots are also ‘WD’ marked.
BRITISH WWII MARK 3 COMBAT HELMET. A very nice condition Mark 3 helmet introduced to action on the beaches of Normandy, mainly worn by Canadian troops before general issue took place. This example with all its original paint finish, its ‘1944’ dated liner and its stretchable webbing chinstrap and oilskin. All the liner is complete.
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 No3 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE. Original No3 Commando shoulder title.
BRITISH WWII No5 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE. Original WWII No.5 Commando shoulder title.
BRITISH WWII OFFICERS TROUSERS. A pair of straight leg trousers without turn-ups for wearing with a British officers service dress tunic. No moth damage with a ‘Moss Bros Limited, Covent Garden’ label.
BRITISH WWII 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 PARATROOPER HELMET. An excellent 1943 dated British paratrooper helmet with its Indian made netting cover and leather straps. Standard shell having all of its original British brown paint without any abrasions with green net cover. To the interior the black Sorbo rubber cushioning between the shell and the sweatband all in good condition and solid. The sweatband itself has good light tan colour, marked ‘G & S 1943’ with size ‘6 ¾ ‘. The inner cradle in white canvas is all complete with its inner rubber crown pad all intact. The leather straps are in superb condition.having the Indian net cover fitted it could have been worn by one of the memebers of the wartime Indian Parachute division.
BRITISH WWII PARATROOPER KNEE PADS. A scarce set of the khaki and elasticated ribbed material knee pads, complete with their brass eyelets and closing long leather lace. Excellent condition, slight oxidisation to the brass eyelets.
BRITISH WWII PARATROOPER OVER-SMOCK. The sleeveless over-smock in green worn over the jump smock and equipment. Excellent condition. Totally original zip. All closure studs present with a label reading ‘Jacket Parachutist 1942 pattern size 3, 5’7 to 5’8 breast 35-40, L. Harris Limited 1945’.
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 AVIATORS IRVIN JACKET. A very good upper sized jacket, although the label is missing we estimate this to be a size 40 to 42 chest. Excellent skin to the body with one minor tear to the construction just to the right of the attachment point for the waist belt otherwise the skin is very strong, durable and wearable. This is the model constructed in two panels on the reverse side with a single vertical central seam. All the interior lamb skin excellent, complete with its fixed original waist belt and buckle, its leather collar strap. The original Dot zip is in place with part of its leather puller and is fully functional, close to the top of the zip two of the teeth are missing but the zip is able to bypass this point and close right to the top. Both of the original Dot half zips to the lower sleeves are intact with their pullers and both fully functioning. Slight wear to the skin on the lower part of the cuffs. Overall a very good RAF Irvin jacket of WWII.
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 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 – ARNHEM CASUALTY. A lightweight unlined Sidcot flying suit with detachable fur collar and fur lined lower pockets, zip having teeth missing in many places, runner complete other than normal service wear undamaged, which belonged to Squadron Leader Ian Anderson Morrin who was a Mustang pilot killed over Arnhem on the 8th April 1944 and is buried at the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery. Complete with the Squadron records of his combat operations from the National Archives. He was a very active pilot engaged in many operations over North West Europe. He was killed attempting to bail out at 100 feet 12 miles South East of Arnhem.
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 MARINE INSIGNIA. A beautifully embroidered Royal Marine Senior NCO’s arm badge. These arm badges are the most exquisite examples of British embroidery, very finely detailed Union flags picked out in red and white on a blue base, the blue on this base has faded somewhat. The gold bullion embroidery of the surrounding leaves and the mixture of the red velvet base of the George VI crown is superb. Complete with a mixture of metal and gold embroidered anchor below with three gold rank stripes. Set in a modern frame.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL MARINES BERET. A blue Marine beret of Naval contract with tombstone fixing behind the badge and lack of covering to the eyelets. Attached is the original Marines badge. There are one or two nicks and small repairs however the general appearance to the beret is excellent. Berets such as these would have seen land service during the many operations of WWII, this particular beret is clearly dated '45'. Many Marines took part in operations in operating vehicles and other support roles. A good field used beret.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL 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 ROYAL SIGNALS SLOUCH HAT. A good field used example of a British issued slouch hat. The colour is good with a little fading. To the turn up is the correct Royal signals regimental ribbon. The closure is the press stud type and there is a five fold muslin puggaree. The original leather sweat band is present. A little stiff in areas from use and heavily greased stained. It is marked and clearly dated '1943.' The original thin chin strap again is present and in similar condition with much verdigree to the original buckle. There are some areas of minor surface moth damage. However, it remains an excellent and completely untouched item of head dress. Condition:
BRITISH WWII SCOTTISH TREWS. A good pair of Royal Scots Fusiliers tartan pattern trews known as the 42nd Government tartan, minor moth damage in the crotch area and one or two moth nips on the exterior but generally good. Good size waist and long legs for easy mannequin display.
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 SOE GOGGLES. A small but rare piece of SOE kit being the goggles issued with the SOE jump suit and helmet. Extremely flimsy plastic lenses which do have one crack, the wool edges in a colour very close to the camouflage pattern of the helmet and suit, complete with its elasticated head strap.
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 SOLDIERS RAIN CAPE. Excellent condition, all buttons complete, one button broken in half, WD marked and dated ‘1945’.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIER’S STRING VEST. A scarce piece of uniform being the British soldier’s string vest, with its original paper label with size ‘2’ dated ‘1943 White & Sons Limited’.
BRITISH WWII SOLID SILVER RAC BERET BADGE. A superb piece being a hallmarked silver dated '1942' Royal Armoured Corps beret badge. Magnificent detail to the mailed fist with the lettering 'RAC' within the tablet below. Four fixing prongs on the reverse side complete with its sterling silver '1942' dated hallmark.
BRITISH WWII ST. JOHN’S AMBULANCE BRIGADE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET. A standard combat weight Brodie pattern helmet, marked to the fibre inner band ‘Helmets Company Limited, 1939’. Painted white overall with the large decal of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade applied to the front. Some slight scratches, minor abrasions to the paint finish but generally excellent, complete with its elasticated chinstrap which some of the canvas covering is loose. The interior liner all complete. The St. John’s Ambulance Brigade assisted in many civil duties during WWII in dangerous situations.
BRITISH WWII 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 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/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/CANADIAN WWI HORSE HARNESS ACCESSORY. A rare horse harness accessory being the Canadian ordnance marked ‘1914’ dated maker marked horse bit. Stamped solid nickel. Excellent condition.
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/DUTCH WWII SIDE CAP. A beautifully constructed side hat produced in London for an officer in the exile Dutch Princess Irene Brigade. Although no maker is applied to the cap it is probably Herbert Johnson, they made the finest of these hats. The hat is constructed in very dark blue material, gold piped to the side scallop and gold piped to the envelope, to which the interior of the envelope is in the colour of orange. The Nederland officers cap badge in beautiful gilt, complete with two Dutch standing lion buttons to the front, lined in black silk with a velvet headband.
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.
BRONZE JAVELIN THROWER. A bronze figure of a female javelin thrower measuring a 27 inch wide base, overall height to the tip of the hand 50cm with length including javelin haft 56cm. Sculptur ‘W.Otto’ sunken into the bronze on the edge of the base with screw fittings underneath the base indicating this would have once sat upon a granite base. The female javelin thrower in its art form is a common occurrence both in male and female form throughout the art of the period of the Third Reich, the period known as the Art of the Dictators. An impressive object.
BULGARIAN STEEL HELMET. An interesting steel helmet of Bulgarian manufacture that closely resembles that of the Italian pattern. The helmet itself shows multiple issues and what makes it particularly interesting is the red Communist star to the front, which has been neatly painted round with a mid pea green paint. There is a small number decal to the side, possibly of unit significance. Helmets such as these, although have been relatively plentiful are now appearing harder and harder to find in an interesting original configuration.
BULGARIAN WWII AVIATORS WINGS. A scarce set of the Bulgarian aviators wings in bronze gilt finish, complete with pin and catch to the reverse side. The Bulgarian pilot’s badge was worn by many German aviators and can be seen worn in many photographs.
CAMOUFLAGE UNIFORMS OF THE WAFFEN SS BY MICHAEL D. BEAVER. A superb Schiffer Publication in their classic large format, this much respected work in excellent condition complete with its flyleaf cover, which is undamaged. 287 pages of hundreds of period photographs with many modern comparison colour photographs of camouflage items from high respected collections around the world.
CAMPAIGN 1914 BY CHRIS POLLENDINE. The new publication from Military Mode Publishing, due out November 30th 2013, we are now accepting orders for this hard back 175 page book on uniforms, equipment and ephemera of the British Soldier in WW1. The first of 5 volumes each covering a single year of the Great War WW1, Filled with excellent high resolution photography and informative text, this work will educate and enlighten collectors and enthusiasts alike. Finally after high demand and a long awaited period, Military Mode have produced an image led coffee table style book to run parallel with the successful Feldzug series. The images shown here are pre proof read selections.
CAMPAIGN 1914 BY CHRIS POLLENDINE. The new publication from Military Mode Publishing, due out November 30th 2013, we are now accepting orders for this hard back 175 page book on uniforms, equipment and ephemera of the British Soldier in WW1. The first of 5 volumes each covering a single year of the Great War WW1, Filled with excellent high resolution photography and informative text, this work will educate and enlighten collectors and enthusiasts alike. Finally after high demand and a long awaited period, Military Mode have produced an image led coffee table style book to run parallel with the successful Feldzug series. The images shown here are pre proof read selections.
CAMPAIGN 1914 VOL 1 BY CHRIS POLLENDINE. From Military Mode Publishing, A hard back 175 page book on uniforms, equipment and ephemera of the British Soldier in WW1. The first of 5 volumes each covering a single year of the Great War WW1, Filled with excellent high resolution photography and informative text, this work will educate and enlighten collectors and enthusiasts alike. Finally after high demand and a long awaited period, Military Mode have produced an image led coffee table style book to run parallel with the successful Feldzug series. The images shown here are pre proof read selections.
CAMPAIGN 1914 VOLUME 1 BY CHRIS POLLENDINE. The new publication from Military Mode Publishing, due out November 30th 2013, we are now accepting orders for this hard back 175 page book on uniforms, equipment and ephemera of the British Soldier in WW1. The first of 5 volumes each covering a single year of the Great War WW1, Filled with excellent high resolution photography and informative text, this work will educate and enlighten collectors and enthusiasts alike. Finally after high demand and a long awaited period, Military Mode have produced an image led coffee table style book to run parallel with the successful Feldzug series. The images shown here are pre proof read selections.
CAMPAIGN 1915 VOL 2 BY CHRIS POLLENDINE. Campaign 1915 Volume 2 will cover a huge range of items that were to be used and developed as the war was to enter it's tragic second year. The realisation that the stalemate of Trench warfare was now established meant new and often radical measures were to be implemented at all levels. This work will show at great photographic and written lengths how these changes were to effect the British Service man. A very wide and detailed study of uniforms and equipment that was to be employed by both the Army and Navy. This work by Military Mode Publishing is a massive step forward in terms of the range of material covered, many items being of extreme rarity that have never been shown in previously published works at this or any other level. 254 pages profusely Illustrated with studio photography and period images.
CANADIAN ROYAL FLYING CORPS BREECHES. An extremely rare pair of other ranks issued breeches, these are in typical Canadian coarse other ranks wool and have no reinforcing to the inner legs and would have be worn with puttees. The Canadian military provided a great deal of personnel in terms of flying and much training was undertaken in Canada. This particular pair of breeches have a good paper label still intact, printed 'Royal Flying Corps' and Toronto 1918. There are other acceptance stamps throughout. The lining is of coarse olive linen. The buttons are Canadian all metal types including the fly button, which is a mechanically attached riveted type button. Unfortunately these have suffered greatly from moth and this has been well restored to the legs and these still would make an intriguing display item. Any item of RFC clothing has always been considered rare, this is the first pair of Canadian breeches we have ever encountered.
CANADIAN WWII BREN GUN CARRYING BAG A good condition canvas container, Canadian made and '1945' dated. For spare barrels and equipment for the Bren light machine gun. Clear support company markings to the reverse side of the bag. Marked to the reverse side 'SP.COY 3/R 22R'. We believe this to be one of the Canadian Normandy invasion regiments. This item is from the excellent Italian based collection that we purchased in April 2009.
CAUCASIAN MINIATURE KINJAL. A very attractive piece of probably ladies jewellery in the form of a miniature kinjal. The kinjal can be drawn from its scabbard and has some impressed silver markings. Beautiful niello work surmounted by a crescent and star and long suspension chain.
CIVIL WAR GUNS. The complete story of Federal and Confederate small arms, fabulous 1962 hardback publication, complete with its original protective flyleaf cover, William B. Edwards. 435 pages of in-depth black and white photographs and a huge amount of text and background information on all of the weapons used by both the Confederacy and the Union.
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.
COLT FIREARMS 1836 TO 1954 BY JAMES E. SERVEN. First published in 1954, this may well be a 1st edition, undated to the interior. 374 pages of wonderful in-depth text, photographs and explanatory notes on all of the models produced by the famous Colt factory from early revolvers through to machine guns. Complete with the remains of its dust jacket.
COMBAT FLYING CLOTHING BY C.G.SWEETING. A good soft back work on U.S.Army Air Force flying clothing throughout WWII. 150 pages of very indepth text, history, research and photo images of all of the flying clothing and equipment used by American aviators in WWII. Published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1984.
COMBAT FLYING EQUIPMENT U.S. ARMY AVIATORS, PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 1917-45. A soft back publication, excellent work, 237 pages by C.G.Sweeting, full of text, research from the very beginning when U.S. aviators came to war in 1917 through to 1945.
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.
CZECHOSLOAKIAN LEGION IN FRANCE ADRIAN HELMET. A superb untouched example of this scarce helmet being a late war produced French Adrian having the all matt finish mid blue, which has a wonderful frosted appearance overall with some rust bleed and one or two dents and scrapes to the surface, however generally very good. To the front is the Czechoslovakian lion plate which again is French manufactured and factory installed at the time of production. The colour of the plate is an exact match to the helmet and clearly shows it was painted at the time of the helmet's production. The liner is all black and the two-piece type with horizon blue liner band, which is in good order and has suffered little from moth. The leather is good and stable with a few age cracks and some damage to one finger. The original tie cord is present as are the four aluminium spacers. As ever with the majority of French helmets the thin leather chin strap is missing. The helmet is an untouched barn found example showing a great dust patination overall. There is a build-up of dust etc., to the interior of the crown and the item is completely untouched throughout.
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WWII OFFICERS WAIST BELT. An excellent condition full dress subdued gold brocade waist belt with its highly nickel plated buckle, complete with its sword hanging strap. This identical form of buckle is shown on page 30 of Foreign Legions of the Third Reich by David Littlejohn, with the central Coat of Arms differing slightly. The example on page 30 shows a central logo of a standing lion with eagles. The logo on the belt and buckle offered here has the standing lion of Czechoslovakia with the central shield of Slovakia to the lion's chest.
DAF PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A very comprehensive DAF photograph album being a huge series of loose leaf cards laid into an original period ring binder, it appears to cover the period from July 1940 through to 1941. The images are of extremely good quality, there are too many to count, the leaves are held into the ring binder by a very rusty locking system, if we remove the leaves to count them we may not be able to get them back in their correct order. The album seems to be covering at least five tours with this DAF grouping. Very fine detail of uniforms, equipment of the DAF including an DAF band. There are even letters inside the album dated '1941' which relate to the supply of the photographs for this album. Many images of the group on tour with their buses, high ranking DAF members, close-ups of unusual insignia and all aspects of the DAF. An Ideal item for the DAF researcher. Our estimation is that there is probably over 250 photographs all of good medium size format.
DAGGERS, BAYONETS & FIGHTING KNIVES OF HITLER’S GERMANY BY ANGOLIA. The very first book on German daggers published by Roger James Bender, 1st Edition copyright 1971. 336 pages of in-depth information on German bayonets, daggers and fighting knives. Beautiful condition. The Bender books were never produced with flyleaf covers and this particular example has had its cover protected by its previous owner.
DEFROCKED CANADIAN CRUISE HELMET. An absolutely magnificent, totally untouched example of a defrocked cruise helmet having the early configuration of cruise visors, this helmet has been slightly dismounted, the cruise visor itself proved to be not a great success and helmets were stripped of their chain mail visors on mass. This particular helmet is most interest for various factors. The helmet itself has the original cruise type lugs, traces of welding to the front and the tab to the side where the original curtain was attached to the rail, the rail itself has been completely removed from the helmet. The original chin strap is present and this retains both the original cruise visor hooks, these were designed to hold the visor closer to the face and steady it from swaying. The original liner is present with the felt piece mothed away, however the chin strap and the curtains as well as oilcloth liner band are all excellent. To the exterior is a very good set of battle insignia to both sides being for the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, this unit was part of the Canadian 3rd Division and fought as part of an Infantry Division on the Western Front until the Armistice. Interestingly on close examination one can clearly see to one side there was another insignia of the 3rd Division which has carefully been painted over and these secondary insignias applied. Much of the roughened finish is remaining and this has darkened to a rust-like colour. Both the external hooks remain to the outside of the helmet for attachment of the cruise visor when not in wear. An absolutely superb untouched helmet with no waxing, oiling or treatment whatsoever with wonderful gentle paint patination, gentle crazing to the insignia and an absolutely barn found loft-like appearance.
DIE AUSZEICHNUNGEN DER KRIEGSMARINE. The excellent work by Klaus Patzwall from 1987, over 500 pages of wonderful descriptions of all aspects of documentation and awards of the Kriegsmarine throughout WWII. Hundreds of black and white photographs, good in-depth detail of citations and awards, even though in German text it is very easy to follow.
DIE UNIFORMEN DER HJ. The very rare soft back publication measuring 22.5 x 16.5 cm. 17 pages of wonderful colour plates of the uniforms, insignia and flags of the HJ, BDM,DJV of the Third Reich. All of the colour printing of the high quality of German printing of the 1930’s. Without doubt the bible needed for any researcher of the Third Reich Youth Movement Organisations. Originally stapled together with three staples, all the staples are intact, slight wear to the cover with some slightly rough edges but generally in excellent condition.
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 M.15 WWI HELMET. One of the difficult helmets to find of WWI being the Dutch M.15. Excellent colour to the skull, complete with its full three pad leather lining and leather chinstrap.
DUTCH WWI COLONIAL OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A rare cap from the Dutch colonies of the WWI period. Standard khaki visor cap, very similar in construction and style to British naval caps of the same period, complete with a removable black heavyweight cotton centre band, attached to the band is a very finely embroidered in bullion wire Dutch lion holding a sword, narrow black chinstrap, again very similar to the British chinstraps with a ribbed patent leather peak with green interior lining. Some moth damage to the cap, which has been identified in our web images. To the interior complete with its leather sweatband, lightweight cotton lining, central celluloid lozenge with an Indonesian maker’s name label underneath the lozenge.
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.
EARLY TO MID 19TH CENTURY SCOTTISH KNIFE. An absolutely intriguing item of the utmost quality and possibly a unique custom made item of the time. We can surmise that the blade for this extremely heavy and solid weapon is that of a Claymore sword. The configuration and fuller clearly follow that of the traditional Scottish weapon and shows extreme high quality grinding and much polish to the steel with just a little staining in places. The mounting of the weapon again is of extraordinary quality having a typical blackened carved hardwood handle very much in the Scottish and Celtic design style with small silver studs to the herringbone-like pattern of the deeply incised wood engraving. All fittings are of good solid hallmarked silver construction with a beautiful untouched patination throughout. Hallmarks to the pommel would indicate post 1820 manufacture in London, England, by a manufacturer originally based in Dublin, Ireland, who extended operations to the English mainland. The scabbard again reflects very much Scottish traditions with typical high quality silver mounts, each hallmarked and bearing the initials of another engraver, these projects were often shared by silversmiths who would produce unique items combining skill of a number of artisan craftsmen. To the front of the scabbard is mounted a single Scottish traditional castle with fine quality red silk decoration. Clearly the tassel is derived from what would have been worn upon the traditional Scottish sporran. The silver mounted cup to the decoration is decorated with sea-like monster creatures and the small boss attaching it to the scabbard’s body is a typical face in the Romanesque style and very typical of interpretations of antiquity derived from ancient history and reborn during the Regency and Georgian period. To the reverse is the original belt hanger, this being of typical patent leather material showing the usual congealing to the otherwise supple patent leather. The scabbard itself is completely covered in a super and fine quality very subtly tooled leather, this is in remarkably good condition with some loss of colour to the blackening, obvious areas of rubbing and bruising however the overall patination of the leather is extremely pleasing and again enhances the object massively. The silver pitting fittings throughout have developed a wonderful slightly darkened patination with metal still bright but not showing signs of polishing or over-cleaning. Custom weapons such as these were extremely popular with British officers particularly those posted to Colonial outposts where the necessity to carry a sword was impractical and thus an explorer or soldier type knife was a common affectation particularly of the wealthy classes who would commission such objects and we believe this has been produced from a fine quality Scottish officers broad sword blade. An absolutely unique item and a centrepiece to a knife collection.
EINHEITSFELDMUTZE BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK ALMOST OUT OF STOCK. 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.
EINHEITSFELDMUTZE BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK ALMOST OUT OF STOCK. Einheitsfeldmutze 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. Condition:
ELASTOLIN ADMIRAL RAEDER FIGURE. The rather scarce Elastolin figure of Third Reich Admiral Raeder. The paintwork is excellent, no degrading to the sawdust and glue figure, which were very popular with German children prior to WWII, carrying his sword. Marked Elastolin Germany’ on the base.
ELASTOLIN FIGURE OF POSSIBLY KING UMBERTO OF ITALY. Made by Elastolin, these sawdust and glue figures were extremely popular in Germany in the 1930’s, wearing Italian kepi, paintwork excellent, no cracking or damage.
ELASTOLIN HERMANN GOERING FIGURE. A magnificent example of the sawdust and glue Hermann Goering figure, the Elastolin and Lineol figures were very popular with German children prior to WWII. This example of Hermann Goering in his full gala light blue uniform carrying his Field Marshall’s baton and sword. No damage whatsoever, ‘Elastolin’ marked to the base.
ENGLISH 1796 OFFICERS SWORD. A very good condition blue and gilt blade for a 1796 officers sword. 82cms blade length and being 4cms wide at its very tip. Three-quarters of the length of the blade with a nice amount of the blue and gilded finish remaining. Both sides have stands of arms, Victorian Crown with ‘GR’ below, to one side the image of a prancing horse with cavalryman with drawn sword, Royal coat of arms surmounted by the Victorian Crown. The quality of the blade can be seen from our images. The grip is of the standard steel D shaped, a portion of the ray skin is missing as has also the wire binding. The scabbard is full length but does have indentations mainly in the lower portion of the blade below the second band. The second hanging ring is missing.
ENGLISH 1803 LIGHT COMPANY OFFICERS SWORD WITH HISTORY. A very good example of the classic 1803 pattern Light Company infantry officers sword having a broad curved 30 inch fullered blade. Marked on the flat back section of the blade ‘WOOLLEY & DEAKINS’ in pressed steel. Woolley & Deakins were a famous sword maker in Birmingham, England, who supplied swords to both the British and American armed forces. Both sides of the blade has virtually all the gold inlaid colour remaining clearly showing the coat of arms decoration and the stands of arms. The opposite side again all of the gold inlay is visible, which includes the ‘GR’ with crown above, the standing soldier carrying the sword wearing the Tarleton helmet, plus the inlaid circlet, which to the centre again has the ‘Woolley & Deakins’. To that particular side there is a reasonable amount of the blued panel remaining. To the opposite side virtually of the blue has disappeared. The blade has some black spotting towards the hatchet type tip, the edge of the blade has not been abused, its fighting edge below the blued and gold panel has been sharpened for combat. The sword has the standard 1803 pattern cut out hilt showing ‘GR’ under a crown, the slotted guard with three loops each side with the crowned ‘GR’ cipher and fluted and knuckle bow, lion’s head pommel. The hilt at one time has taken a slight knock upwards, probably in the battle, which is described below. There is a minor distortion, in the lion’s mouth there is a portapee ring, the grip is good with all its grip wire intact and has at least 85% of the original gilt remaining to the hilt itself and engraved along the back strap ‘J.H.Toyne Esquire, AD 1848’. The whole sword is fitted into its totally original scabbard. The degree of gilt to the three scabbard mounts is probably only 35% however they remain a good colour and is the completely original scabbard to the sword. One of the main problems in any of the leather mounted scabbards of the early 19th century is that the leather rots and we are glad to say this is in superb condition, there is no weakness at all to the scabbard. There are some cracks to the surface tanning and some minor abrasions that has gone through the tanning, the stitching on the rear of the leather is absolutely complete and undamaged. Because of leather shrinkage the scabbard stops short of the hilt by 1 half on an inch. The top mount is engraved ‘Lieutenant Charles Parker, to J.A.Toyne Esquire AD 1848’. The Upper Canada Rebellion took place in 1838, after the rebellion by disaffected Upper Canadians were suppressed in 1837. The majority of the rebel leaders fled to the United States, the battle of the Windmill was a battle fought in November 1838, Loyalist forces of the Upper Canadian Government defeated an invasion by hunter patriot insurgents based in the U.S. on the morning of the 13th November 1838. Lieutenant Colonel Young ordered an attack in two columns, the right one under Ogle Gowan the left column under Lieutenant Colonel Richard Frazer of the 2nd Grenville Regiment. Gowan Vanguard of 44 men from the 83rd Regiment were commanded by Lieutenant William Johnson, which was Frazer’s vanguard of which 30 were Royal Marines under the command of Lieutenant Charles Parker. There is much further reading involved with this story ‘THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL’, which gives a list of combatants on both sides. Another work is ‘A TROUBLESOME BIRTH’ the journal of 1st Lieutenant Charles Parker Royal Marines, THE CANADA YEARS 1830 TO 1840 by Robert J. Andrews. The name of J.H.Toyne Esquire is unknown to us, we can only imagine that 10 years later Lieutenant Charles Parker presented his sword as a gift to J.H. Toyne. As can be seen by the dates both on the upper scabbard mount and the back strap this was 10 years after the event. It is most likely that this sword was used by Lieutenant Charles Parker in the Battle of the Windmill in 1838. A lovely 1803 sword with identified provenance and history.
ENGLISH 1847 CALCUTTA MADE SOLAR PITH HELMET. This excellent example has a good firm body, toned in colour overall, made in Ezra Street, Calcutta. Calico covered, very light weight with a ruche pagri, although extremely popular in India it was worn right up until the late 1890’s and is seen in many illustrations in the Sudan campaign later in the century. It is complete with its interior leather lining, the original maker’s label normally adhered to the upper inner crown is missing, the stitching that attaches the leather edge trim to one side of the helmet has come loose from the body, the remainder of the interior is lined in a green lightweight cotton fabric which has lightened over the many years of this helmet’s existence. Good illustrations of an identical helmet can be seen on pages 36 and 53 of the excellent work on solar pith helmets The Jaunty Hat by C.P.Mills.
ENGLISH BEAUMONT ADAMS CASED PERCUSSION REVOLVER. more images.
ENGLISH BEAUMONT ADAMS CASED PERCUSSION REVOLVER. A five shot 54 calibre Beaumont Adams patent percussion revolver numbered ‘21040’ also ‘36839’. London Proof marks with ‘London Armoury Company’ stamp, side lever rammer, with sliding side safety catch. One piece chequered walnut grip in excellent undamaged condition. Fitted into its green felt lined oak case containing the original trade label to the inner upper lid of ‘John Blanch & Son’, the lid with a brass escutcheon to the exterior engraved ‘A.F.Thompson’. The box containing twin cavity brass mould, percussion cap tin named ‘F.Joyce & Co, London, England’ containing 9 percussion caps, a powder measure with a quantity of lead rounds, various cleaning materials. The weapon itself retains much of its original blued finish, action superb, just minor corrosion to the upper part of the frame on the right hand side of the pistol above the cylinder, the cylinder is number matched ‘36859’ to the frame. The original owner’s name engraved to the escutcheon plate, it may be possibly to research the name.
ENGLISH FLINTLOCK COACHING BRASS BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRING BAYONET. A late 18th early 19th century coaching Blunderbuss generally nice condition, overall length 78cm, wood stock good, very small areas of repair to the stock just below the barrel area, the major part of the stock all good and undamaged. Slight discoloration to the wood in the area where the pins hold the barrel in place. All of the fittings, which include the engraved floriated trigger guard, butt stock, rammer pipes all matching. Steel sprung loaded bayonet, when the holding catch is released the bayonet only lifts a matter of 5cm, which indicates that the sprung loaded system needs attention. The Flintlock is in excellent working order, minor corrosion to the very left hand point of the lock. The maker ‘Smith’ is clear to the flat section.
ENGLISH SABRETACHE COVER. All dark green Morocco leather sabretache cover measuring 21cms across the top, lower width 27.5 cms, height 31cms.
ENGLISH SABRETACHE COVER. A beautifully constructed black leather cover for the embroidered sabretache, measuring 23.5cms width at top, 31cms width at base, height 36cms. Mint condition.
ENGLISH SEA SERVICE FLINTLOCK PISTOL. The most wonderful example of the famous Flintlock Sea Service pistol, the metal work is excellent overall without corrosion, profusely stamped, the lock being marked 'Tower' with crown over 'GR', with crown over '2', the lock fully functioning in all its positions, complete with its steel belt strap, the rammer fitted in between its correct brass holder, all brass to the trigger guard and the butt cap is superb. Marked to one side of the butt cap '12' over the letter 'S'. Wood is excellent with one small repair just forward of the lock. Good grain with incised 3 Roman numeral XXX to the right hand side of the grip. A very fine example.
ENGLISH SIEGE WEIGHT LOBSTER TAIL HELMET. An excellent semi siege weight helmet of good heavy proportions with a riveted two-piece shot resistant skull. The skull is extremely heavy however not of the massive proportions of those for static warfare. The thickness and weight of this skull very much reflects the advance in firearms at the time. The rear neck of the helmet is of a single form lobster tail without articulations, again reminiscent of a helmet worn for non mounted duties. To the front is an excellent decorative triple bar fixed visor with moustache type central gently undulating bars and al heat welded reverse finial to the base. The helmet is in excellent condition with a good deep brown patination overall with gentle highlighting and a pleasing wax deep shine overall. There are one or two stress cracks to the rear peak. To the interior the munitions black paint is untouched and there are numerous hammer blow planishing marks with typical large round headed rivets and those rivets are backed with small remnants of leather from where the liner was once affixed. The whole interior of the helmet is completely untouched, dusty with a fine russet rust overall. Condition:
ENGLISH TRIPLE BAR LOBSTER TAIL HELMET. An absolutely marvellous relic of the English Civil War being a triple bar lobster tail helmet. Unfortunately the helmet has lost both ear pieces and neck piece, interestingly many of these elements may have actually been removed at the time of wear as they were impractical and something of an annoyance. The overall condition of the helmet is utterly untouched with much of the original munitions black finish to the exterior. The triple bar visor is excellent with a heat welded finial to the base of the triple bars. The central medial ridge is excellent, folded and beaten. The interior shows hammer marks and typical riveting throughout. To the interior and exterior are light russet rust spots however these are perfectly stable. A really good example of an early field helmet.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN BOWIE/EXPLORER KNIFE. A very good Bowie/explorer knife, manufactured by Paget of Piccadilly London. 26cm in length with a blade of 15cm. Stag grip held to the steel tang with five rivets. Oval steel cross guard. The blade in its original form, some black spotting. All fitted into its excellent condition leather scabbard with its belt loop intact, the loop that secures the knife intact within the scabbard has broken but the leather covered buckle and securing prong are still in place. The Company of Richard Paget first recorded as a cutler, in 1823 at 163 Piccadilly. The last recorded entry of the Company of Richard Paget was in 1888. At least two examples of his excellent work are shown in full colour in The London Knife Book, An A to Z Guide to London Cutlers 1820 to 1945.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN LONDON MADE EXPLORER KNIFE. A superb example produced by the well known Company of Thornhill of London who have a history going back to 1734. This superb knife measuring 32cm in length with a 19cm blade, the blade in original form has been polished with a clear ‘VR’ over ‘Thornhill, London’. Attached to the steel tang is the most beautiful black chequered horn grip, straight steel cross guard, fitted into its original leather scabbard that has its original very narrow belt loop fitted. The grip is secured to the steel hilt by three rivets and has wonderful cross hatched detail. A varied variety of knives manufactured by Thornhill of London are illustrated in full colour in The London Knife Book, An A to Z Guide to London Cutlers 1820 to 1945. The Company of Thornhill, London closed its business in 1912.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN OR GEORGIAN CAP LINES. A rare set of gold woven cap lines for fitting to one of the early shakos of the Georgian of Victorian period.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN ROYAL ARTILLERY SABRETACHE FLAP. The front flap only of a Victorian Royal Artillery officer, some toning overall, wear to the velvet behind the scroll below the artillery gun.
EUROPAISCHE HELME BY HEINRICH MULLER AND FRITZ KUNTER. An excellent work published in the old East Germany in 1984 from the collections in military museums in the then East Germany. £314 pages of text, which is in German but many black and white and colour photographs of dress and combat helmets from all over Europe. A fabulous reference work, we ourselves bought one of the last copies available in the Dresden Army Museum in the early 2000’s. Long out of print and highly desirable work dealing with helmets from the 15th century to the 20th century. Still with original fly cover, which is slightly split at the edges otherwise all good.
EUROPEAN HELMET BOOK (EUROPAISCHE HELME). A magnificent book, first published in 1971 in the then East Germany relating to the history of armoured and military helmets starting from the middle ages to date. It was extremely unusual for a book like this to be published in the then communist East Germany in the 1970’s. It was an extremely rare book at the time and when it found its way onto the European collectors market was highly sought-after. The book contains 402 pages with virtually every page having a photograph of some form of military helmet from all of the states of Europe. The countries included in the book are too many to mention. There is obviously a predominance towards German helmets but every other country is covered in steel helmets, armoured helmets, soft helmet and leather helmets, the text of course is all in German. The book was put together using all of the helmets that belonged to the old German History Museum in the then DDR. We have had a copy of this book in our library for many years. On a recent trip to Dresden we found this lone copy sitting on the bookshelves of the Rustkammer in Dresden. It is complete with its original fly leaf, which has a few scuffed edges and still with its original card box. We were informed this was the very last copy available to the museum. Published by the Militarverlag Der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Interestingly on the last page the name of Egon Krenz is printed in the list of contributors to the book, Egon Krenz was the last leader of the DDR and was sentenced to 6½ years in prison for manslaughter for his crimes during the course of the DDR regime. A must for any military library.
EYE SHIELD 42. A set of the eye shield 42 goggles in their original paper packet and cellophane wrapping. The sun and sand goggles were universally used by German Forces during WWII. Pictured clearly on page 161 of Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army 33/45 by John R. Angolia Volume 3.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER REGIMENT 3 VOLUME 2. The superb Roger Bender Publication Volume 2 of Fallschirmjager Regiment 3 by Klaus J. Peters, 1st edition published 1995, a far more expanded volume than volume 1, this edition carrying 672 pages of the most superb text, photographs, historical content of the history of this famous German Paratrooper Regiment. Excellent condition.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 1 BY ROLY PICKERING Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos. Condition:
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering is the eagerly anticipated new publication by Military Mode. Following the successful volume 1 covering helmets and smocks, this 2nd volume examines, in fine detail, the manufacture, design and history of German Paratrooper trousers, boots and para specific equipment. Some rare 'unknown to many' items are unearthed, the Fallschirmjager ammo carrying harness to name but a few. Also heavily feature in the work is the ultra rare side lace up para boots and the scarce FG42 ammo bandolier in splinter pattern. Almost 260 pages makes this one of Military Modes biggest books to date. The publisher has kept the same wonderful format, using many large size close up, high resolution photographs. THIS OFFERING IS A PRE ORDER, THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH IN MID MAY 2018. please note the images shown are pre proof checking.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOLUME 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FALLSHIRMJAGER VOL 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering is the eagerly anticipated new publication by Military Mode. Following the successful volume 1 covering helmets and smocks, this 2nd volume examines, in fine detail, the manufacture, design and history of German Paratrooper trousers, boots and para specific equipment. Some rare 'unknown to many' items are unearthed, the Fallschirmjager ammo carrying harness to name but a few. Also heavily feature in the work is the ultra rare side lace up para boots and the scarce FG42 ammo bandolier in splinter pattern. Almost 260 pages makes this one of Military Modes biggest books to date. The publisher has kept the same wonderful format, using many large size close up, high resolution photographs. THIS OFFERING IS A PRE ORDER, THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH IN MID MAY 2018. please note the images shown are pre proof checking.
FASCIST ITALIAN 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.
FELDZUG 1914 VOLUME 1 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN ALMOST OUT OF STOCK. Feldzug 1914 volume 1 by Michael Baldwin is a 167 page hardback book fully illustrated with high resolution photography. The work is the first volume of five, focusing on the outstanding collection of WW1 German combat uniforms, headdress and equipment compiled by the author over a 40 year period. The artefacts presented in the book are brought to life through ultra close up detailed imagery and are accompanied by highly informative text and helpful tips to guide the reader in purchasing authentic WW1 German militaria. Volume 1 covers the early part of The Great War featuring items manufactured or worn during 1914. Each subsequent volume with follow the same format with Feldzug 1915 volume 2 already in production and due for publication in June 2013. (Please note the images used are pre production samples and not proofed)
FELDZUG 1914 VOLUME 1 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN ALMOST OUT OF STOCK. The new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Feldzug 1914 volume 1 by Michael Baldwin is a 167 page hardback book fully illustrated with high resolution photography. The work is the first volume of five, focusing on the outstanding collection of WW1 German combat uniforms, headdress and equipment compiled by the author over a 40 year period. The artefacts presented in the book are brought to life through ultra close up detailed imagery and are accompanied by highly informative text and helpful tips to guide the reader in purchasing authentic WW1 German militaria. Volume 1 covers the early part of The Great War featuring items manufactured or worn during 1914. Each subsequent volume with follow the same format with Feldzug 1915 volume 2 already in production and due for publication in June 2013. (Please note the images used are pre production samples and not proofed)
FELDZUG 1914 VOLUME 1 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN ALMOST OUT OF STOCK. Feldzug 1914 volume 1 by Michael Baldwin is a 167 page hardback book fully illustrated with high resolution photography. The work is the first volume of five, focusing on the outstanding collection of WW1 German combat uniforms, headdress and equipment compiled by the author over a 40 year period. The artefacts presented in the book are brought to life through ultra close up detailed imagery and are accompanied by highly informative text and helpful tips to guide the reader in purchasing authentic WW1 German militaria. Volume 1 covers the early part of The Great War featuring items manufactured or worn during 1914. Each subsequent volume with follow the same format with Feldzug 1915 volume 2 already in production and due for publication in June 2013. (Please note the images used are pre production samples and not proofed)
FELDZUG 1915 VOLUME 2 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN Volume 2 in the magnificent series of books published by Military Mode Publishing. This second volume covers 1915, the artefacts worn, produced and used within that year of the Great War by German troops in combat. The work is over 200 pages, hard back and packed with detailed illustrations and in depth information invaluable to collectors of WW1 German militaria.
FELDZUG 1915 VOLUME 2 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN. Volume 2 in the magnificent series of books published by Military Mode Publishing. This second volume covers 1915, the artefacts worn, produced and used within that year of the Great War by German troops in combat. The work is over 200 pages, hard back and packed with detailed illustrations and in depth information invaluable to collectors of WW1 German militaria. Condition:
FELDZUG 1916 VOLUME 3 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN. Regimentals are pleased to offer the third volume of Feldzug buy the publisher Military Mode. Covering the year of 1916, this hard back, large format book with over 200 pages continues to examine and explore at great depth the German Soldier of WW1. 1916 saw huge changes and developments in the appearance of the German Army, such as the partial introduction of factory produced steel helmets and the wide spread use of the practical and better suited to combat bluse. Although radical changes were afoot, the tradition rich Kaiser’s Army continued to issue the famous pickelhaube, although details were to develop and change. All these fascinating details are covered within this work. In depth and well thought out text will accompany highly detailed close up photographs that will bring this painstakingly produced volume to life.
FELDZUG 1916 VOLUME 3 BY MICHAEL BALDWIN. Regimentals are pleased to offer the third volume of Feldzug buy the publisher Military Mode. Covering the year of 1916, this hard back, large format book with over 200 pages continues to examine and explore at great depth the German Soldier of WW1. 1916 saw huge changes and developments in the appearance of the German Army, such as the partial introduction of factory produced steel helmets and the wide spread use of the practical and better suited to combat bluse. Although radical changes were afoot, the tradition rich Kaiser’s Army continued to issue the famous pickelhaube, although details were to develop and change. All these fascinating details are covered within this work. In depth and well thought out text will accompany highly detailed close up photographs that will bring this painstakingly produced volume to life.
FIELD MARSHALL EARL HAROLD ALEXANDER CAR PENNANTS. Seven car pennants in their original webbing pouch that were flown on the staff cars of Commander in Chief Middle East Earl Harold Alexander. These car pennants were given to his driver Lance Corporal Sharpe, recently fresh to the collecting market, sold by the descendant’s of Lance Corporal Sharpe, they comprise of his Field Marshall’s car pennant, which is a multi constructed union flag, 24cms x 13cms. Army Commander’s red and black flag 26cms x 15cms. Another faded Army Commander’s flag identical size. Three 22nd Armoured Brigade pennants, two with numbers ‘22’ another with what appears to be a seated lion and finally a Middle East Command flag measuring 25cms x 15cms. A well known photograph of Winston Churchill with Harold Alexander in front of his staff car with Lance Corporal Sharpe standing by the vehicle. A portrait photograph of Lance Corporal Sharpe with annotations on the back of the photograph from a friend of Sharpe. Lance Corporal Sharpe’s New Testament, a National Service book and a 1946 publication being a biography of Alexander by James A. Robinson, complete with half of its flyleaf cover. Earl Harold Alexander, a most outstanding British General/Field Marshall of WWII, after much battle experience in WWI he saw full service during the whole of the interwar period, he was evacuated from the BEF at Dunkirk and replace General Claude Auchinleck as Commander in Chief Middle East, which coincided with the appointment of Lieutenant General Bernard Montgomery. As a team they were the most successful set of Commanders in the Middle East and oversaw the victory in the Middle East. Alexander then took over all of the British Forces in Italy and on 12th December 1944 whilst the Supreme Commander Allied Forces in the Mediterranean he was promoted to Field Marshall and saw out his wartime service at the end of the campaign in Italy. A superb historic group.
FIELD MARSHALL MACKENSEN ELASTOLIN FIGURE. An Elastolin figure marked on the base, the sawdust and glue figures were extremely popular with children in Germany prior to WWII, this example having light damage to the front of both boots, also a minor crack to the side of the face, carrying his Field Marshall’s baton.
FIELD MARSHALL VON HINDERBURG LINEOL FIGURE. An excellent condition Lineol figure of Field Marshall Von Hindenburg, all original paint, no degrading to the sawdust and glue figure, many of which were very popular with German children prior to WWII. Marked ‘Lineol Germany’ on the base, carrying his Field Marshall’s staff and sword and wearing his pickelhaube.
FINNISH M.15 ADRIAN HELMET. The Adrian was one of the most exported helmets of the WWI era, the Finnish Army had a massive shortfall in equipment when fighting the Soviets in the 30’s, they ordered helmets from many European countries including France, this is an example of a standard blue helmet supplied to Finland and given a subsequent coat of the grey green tone of paint that many Finnish combat helmets could be found in. At some time there has been another badge fitted to the front at some period during its long service history. This helmet has been updated with the removal of the badge and yet another coat of paint. The French liner remains intact and in good order. The chin strap remains in place over the brim of the helmet. Finnish helmets are a fascinating subject in themselves and offer the collector an enormous range of helmets worn in combat by the Finnish soldier.
FLAGS OF THE THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT, MEN AT ARMS SERIES. The Men at Arms series from Osprey, 48 pages of history, colour plates, black and white photographs of flags in use of the German Army.
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.
FRAMED IMPERIAL GERMAN PHOTOGRAPH. A handmade wood carved frame containing a slightly larger than normal postcard photograph of an Imperial German soldier in full dress uniform wearing his visor cap. To the reverse side a memorial dedication with the original soldier’s name and address.
FRAMED WWI BRITISH WAR MEDALS. A beautifully framed pair of the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for WWI. The silver British War Medal is beautifully deep toned, the ribbon has slightly faded, mounted on a brown velvet background, gilt edged in black hardwood frame with framer’s name and address in West Hartlepool on the reverse side. Medals are named to ‘733766 Gunner J.B.Andrew’. A beautiful decorative piece and historical memory of WWI.
FREDERICK THE GREAT COMMEMORATIVE TOBACCO BOX. A very interesting 18th century German brass and copper oblong tobacco box, measuring 6¼ x 1 ¾ the hinge lid is embossed with a three quarter length crowned portrait of the famous German leader Frederick The Great, in a panel surmounted by an eagle and a Latin motto ‘Pro Gloria Et Patria’ and below the image ‘Fredericus Magnus Borussorum Rex’, the base embossed with crown ‘FR’ cipher above the Prussian eagle and with the mottos ‘HEROS SECULI DEFENSOR GERMANIA PROTECTOR PATRIA ET RELIGIONIS’ followed by the maker’s name. These rare tobacco tins were produced in the 18th century as a commemoration of Frederick the Great. Hinge perfect.
FRENCH 1810 HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD. A superb condition French Heavy Cavalry sword, which possibly could have been used at Waterloo, with its double fullered full length spear point blade, which is in excellent condition, small evidence of sharpening marks otherwise no corrosion. Fitted into its all heavy brass hilt. Leather over wood grip with some leather binding loose. The leather ferrul between the bowl and the blade is missing, also grip wire missing from the grip. Excellent colour to the patinated hilt. The blade is marked and dated '1810', in its correct scabbard that is slightly corroded overall but totally undented.
FRENCH 1871 DRAGOON OFFICERS HELMET, CASED. This is the most magnificent example of a French Dragoon officers helmet a collector could wish to have, the main body is absolutely superb, no creases, dents or problems of any sort. Mint bright nickel plating to the skull. All of the decoration, which includes the Roman comb, front plate, the beautiful chin scales have excellent gilt. The helmet is complete with its long horse hair plume, its interior leather liner is all complete and supple. The green leather to the interior of the front peak and the brown leather to the interior of the rear peak is all complete and again supple. There is minor shrinkage to the rear peak leather. The helmet has been worn, finger marks to both the front and the back interior peaks are obvious. The helmet is with its red short feather plume with its bullion wire plume base. The plume has its own cardboard container and the complete group of the helmet and the plume is fitted into the most magnificent French helmet box, which we have encountered before, French helmets are placed in boxes like no other European helmet. The base of the box is sculptured to the shape of the helmet, lined in a chamois suede material, the upper inner lid is also lined in the same material and padded to protect the helmet. The exterior of the wood box is covered in a leatherette material, which has shredded in places which can be seen from our web images. The box is closed by two latches, which are secured with two turn keys, there is also a brass carrying handle. A superb item.
FRENCH CHASSEPOT BAYONET WITH FROG. M.1866 An exceptionally good model 1866 Chassepot bayonet. The blade is superb with acceptance stamp. The cross guard is numbered ‘37365’. Good brass hilt. Rifle retaining button complete and in full working order, other markings. All complete in its undamaged blued scabbard, which retains 100% of its original finish and fitted with its totally original leather frog, which is marked in two places ‘RF’ plus a central stamp ‘Paul Dupuis’ with what would appear to be a date of ‘1.09’. Both the frog and the bayonet have been together ever since issue and with a slight bit of surface rusting on the face side of the cross guard the bayonet is excellent with all leather to the frog soft, supple with good strong stitching.
FRENCH COLLAPSIBLE POP KEPI. A most fascinating object of the hat makers art being a standard polo shaped infantry kepi that would have been worn from just before the Great War in this form throughout the war and until the end. This kepi has a collapsible hinge system to it not dissimilar to that of top hats with depressing the two spring catches either side the kepi can be folded completed flat. The item is of good quality with a fine Melton band and red Melton top. There are one or two areas of moth nipping and somewhat interestingly there appears to be no insignia embroidered to the front and virtually no traces of any insignia being mounted to the centre. The lieutenants gold bars running around the circumference of the kepi have to the centre a central red marking, this inserted area may simply be to marry it with the top on promotion. The thin gilt chin strap is in place as well as both brass infantry brigade buttons. The interior is of good quality dark blue silk with a leather sweat band, this actual hat is a fascinating example of a WWI officers kepi.
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 CUIRASSIER SWORD. A generally good condition French Cuirassier sword, huge three bar hilt without any visible markings apart from the number ‘281’ to the back strap of the upright bar. The grip leather is excellent with its original grip wire. Double fullered blade, which has been cleaned from some light corrosion, number ‘12’ close to the lower bowl of the hilt, one other marking of the letter ‘L’ within a circle. In its original all steel scabbard, which again has got cleaned corrosion but is totally non dented, complete with of its hanging rings.
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 GUARD DU CORPS DE LA MAISON DU ROI 1ST MODEL HELMET. An incredibly rare helmet being the model 1814/15 of the Guard Du Corps De La Maison Du Roi, excellent condition all black lacquered leather skull with silver plated intricately decorated silvered mounts, a tall Roman style comb embossed with feathers and black horsehair plume. The front plate is in the form of a sunburst with central Apollo mask and crowned mirrored monogram ‘L’ (King Louis XVIII) 1814-24. At the lower point of the front plate the inscription ‘NEC PLURIBUF IMPR’ which is the motto of the French Empire. The chin scales are backed with black velvet on Apollo mask bosses. On both sides of the skull two curled vines (palmes). The leather sweat band is all original, traces of the silk lining still intact. Side plume missing ,the side plume mount secured with later added wire. Some signs of restoration where the side palmes, which were added in 1815 have been re-attached with non contemporary wire. The Guard Du Corps De La Maison Cu Roi was re-established in 1814 and disbanded for good by King Louis Philippe on the 11th of August 1830. It comprised of six companies with a total of 2,686 men. The palmes were added as a decorative element on the 16th January 1815. This is in such superb condition even the original bullion decorative tassels which link the chin scales together are still present. The hook above the front plate for the chin scales to be hooked up to is all complete. Horsehair plume absolutely original, velvet backing to the chin scales again absolutely original.
FRENCH HORIZON BLUE INFANTRY ADRIAN HELMET. A very large size horizon blue WWI French infantry troops helmet. The skull retains virtually all of its horizon blue finish with slight abrasions and minor surface rust as can be seen on our web images. This helmet has recently been retrieved from a barn, as can be seen by the debris within the liner. The liner is all complete, is slightly loose on its fixings to the serrated aluminium liner band and complete with its leather chinstrap. A lovely barn find helmet.
FRENCH INFANTRY ALUMINIUM PARADE HELMET. A rare French officers parade helmet, hand painted in the mustard brown colour, complete with its RF flaming grenade badge. Officers plaid leather chinstrap, complete with its 7 tongued grained leather liner and its original drawstring.
FRENCH LEBEL BAYONET, BARN FOUND. An item recovered from a barn, this is clearly a war souvenir. It has been gently cleaned and there is some deep pitting to the metal scabbard, however the whole exterior is relatively presentable. This may make a good candidate to mount with a mannequin or simply as a fascinating Great War souvenir.
FRENCH M.15 ADRIAN ENGINEERS HELMET. The Adrian helmet bearing the engineers badge is surprisingly hard to find for the collector and we believe this to be one of the harder versions to find. The helmet is completely untouched and in dusty condition. The elegant helmet plate bearing the Romanesque helmet and Cuirass is in a exact matching blue finish to the helmet. The helmet still bears the scarce rare and fragile French chin strap. The lining is of the brown two-piece type with a mid blue woollen headband. All aluminium spacers remain. All of the lining attachment clips are still present. The original draw cord is present and the item is finished in the factory sprayed finish, which has achieved a very attractive frost-like matt appearance overall. There are some chips and dings and a few areas of rust bleed, however the helmet remains totally untouched and would display well. The size stamping and manufacturer's ink stamp still remain present to the inner of the crown.
FRENCH OFFICERS FULL DRESS SHOULDER EPAULETTES IN BOX. An absolutely magnificent set of items held within their wood and paper board shaped box, this includes a set of full dress epaulettes in absolutely wonderful quality flamed gilt bullion with light toning which adds to the beauty, black velvet underlay in superb condition. There is the pompom, again in gilt for a kepi and the insignia, which would attach to the standard kepi for full dress wear, this includes a marvellous flame gilt bullion grenade with a rosette above, all attached to their special rear panel and completing the set is the sword knot, again the sword knot is in superb condition with a beautiful toning to the bullion. To the base of the box is the original tissue paper. These would have been the items carried by the officer and used for walking out and ceremonial dress and these items would most certainly have been carried by the officer in the early period of the Great War. A wonderful decorative set.
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 TENT PEGS. Three of the tent pegs known as sardines and the double socket type tent poles for the shelter quarter, all held together with the original tent string with waxed wrapped ends. The pegs are in good used patinated condition and the pole is in stock condition and only showing very minor russet to the blue metalwork.
FRENCH TENT PEGS. A good issue set of the pegs known as sardines. These pegs have been lightly used but are excellent with their original tie cords still present.
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.
FRENCH WW1 ARMOURED FRONT PLATE. One of the scarcest and most unusual items of French military headdress accoutrements is the armoured plate for the Adrian. Clearly inspired by the German Stirnpanzer, the French undertook a similar experiment and it appears to have been undertaken in a very small way, approximately one or two regiments only received these in the frontline in the Verdun sector. An excellent article has been written by the superb French magazine Militaria in one of their special dossier editions, a high quality photostat of this article will be provided with the item and there is much information uncovered by this, including a copy of the original instruction leaflets which shows the item was actually held in place with a harness to the rear of the soldier's tunic, which had a special hand held device for levelling the item when looking upwards. There is much note of the specifications etc., It is important to note that some copies have been manufactured of these rare items, however this example has many of the characteristic that are absent from the copies. The metal is clearly of an extremely heavy pressed material and on sounding it the ring is a wonderful tone and very much reminiscent of a church bell. The frontal lobe area where the comb housing is pressed out is in a very distinctive shape and this has clearly been hammered out using some form of high powered steam hammer. The chin strap slots are carefully cut in and have been ground carefully to remove the sharpness. The item has been recovered from the ground and there is deep pitting, however this reveals an excellent stratified high quality dense steel in a typical linear corrosion that would indicate the item has been bent from a sheet of flat steel. Also to the underside of the beak when rested upon a flat surface there is a distinctive upward curve, this again is absent from the copies. The overall thickness is exactly the same throughout and there is a serrated edge where the item has been cut through during pressing. There is a slight nib to the rear of the area that covers the comb, this again is a very original feature. Details of these can be found in the superb book by Verlag Publishing, The French Army 14-18 and the item is also covered in various other specialist publications. This is one of the first we have ever seen on the market and only a handful of these exist in private collections and museums, probably the hardest Adrian accessory to find of all.
FRENCH WWI ADRIAN HELMET WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE. A very nice Adrian helmet over-painted from its original horizon blue with an olive drab, horizon blue can be seen beneath the over-paint. Minor chipping. Infantry RF flaming grenade badge to the front, complete with its ‘Soldat De La Grand Guerre 1914-18’ attached plaque to the visor. Complete with its original six tongued mid tan liner and all of its aluminium separators and its original chinstrap.
FRENCH WWI ADRIAN PATTERN HELMET. An absolutely huge size Adrian pattern steel helmet painted in horizon blue. 50% only of the original paint finish remaining, one dent to the rear crown, some rust flooding through the paint on both sides of the central bowl and on the front peak, however complete with its original infantry RF flaming grenade badge, original chinstrap and complete liner system. The area behind the liner seems to have been lined with a form of padding, one tear to one of the tongues, also complete with its original drawstring. To obtain Adrians in this unusually big size is very difficult.
FRENCH WWI ARTILLERY OFFICERS ADRIAN HELMET. A good Adrian shell retaining 90% of its original dark green finish. At one time the helmet had a commemorative brass plaque laid over the peak, which is unfortunately missing, its artillery badge is complete with, laid over the base of the grenade are four what appear to be rank bars. The aluminium serrated liner band is missing but this example appears to be fitted without a liner band as the leather liner, which is complete and in good condition, is firm and tight to the sides. With the helmet is the remains only of its plaided officers chin cord.
FRENCH WWI BATTLE DAMAGED ADRIAN HELMET. A standard medium size French Adrian pattern helmet with minor traces of its horizon blue finish remaining but generally with surface rust overall. Two slight indentations to the crown and a piece of shrapnel has pierced the front completely removing its original badge but still affixed to the helmet is the thin steel strip that holds the badge to the helmet. The helmet is still with its leather liner, some of which has been apparently rodent gnawed, plus the whole of the shrapnel piece has gone through the liner with its drawstring, remains of the chinstrap and many spider webs from barn storage.
FRENCH WWI CHAUCHAT LIGHT MACHINE GUN. The extremely rare French machine gun of WWI known as the Chauchat, used profusely by French troops in the trenches and also used by the Americans on their arrival in Europe in 1918. Some light corrosion in areas overall. Original wood stock with minor chips to the wood. Wood grip in front of the trigger guard is undamaged, also undamaged wood plates to the trigger grip. Some light rusting but also patches of original blued finish remaining, with its twin legged bipod and its sheet steel magazine, this item is de-activated to the new European standard, complete with its flip up rear sight and fixed front sight, muzzle flash guard.
FRENCH WWI CHAUCHAT MACHINE GUN. A good display worthy example of the French WWI machine gun known as the Chauchat. This has been part battlefield recovered and does have light corrosion overall, it is complete with its original magazine that also shows signs of corrosion, its bipod, the wooden steadying handle forward of the wood grip is a replacement, there is a wood grip also a replacement as is the wood stock. The bipod legs are in a far better condition than the remainder of the gun and would also appear to be replacements. The gun is de-activated and is complete with its new European Union certificate. Ideal for display. The weapon would benefit a French WWI trench display.
FRENCH WWI FIGHTING KNIFE. An excellent condition French First World War fighting knife with blade from a Lebel bayonet, oval nickel cross guard, which is maker marked ‘GB’. The wood grip is perfect, in its original leather scabbard with long belt loop and hilt retaining strap. The eyehole that is at the end of the long belt loop strap is broken.
FRENCH WWI MARINE INFANTRY ADRIAN HELMET. A good condition large size Adrian retaining much of its horizon blue finish with abrasions as can be seen on our web images. Complete with its flaming grenade and anchor badge. To the interior the liner is all complete, supple with all of its metallic eyelets for the drawstring and complete with its original brown leather chinstrap. The size is approximately 58.
FRENCH WWI MEDICAL OFFICERS ADRIAN HELMET. A nice condition Adrian helmet retaining most of its dark horizon blue finish. One minor dent to the crown. Fitted with its Medical Services large front plate, its officers multi corded leather chinstrap, retaining its 7 tongued liner, which is all present with aluminium spacers. The number ‘5A2’ stamped into the liner, some minor rodent nips to the liner otherwise excellent condition.
FRENCH WWI OFFICERS BINOCULARS, CASED. A set of trench officers binoculars made in France, marked to the frame. All original enamel finish to the frame intact with leather covering to the centre of the binoculars. Good optics, in their original blue velvet lined case, the case itself is English made with its original long neck strap, closing strap, stitching to the lid of the case is loose.
FRENCH WWI OFFICERS KEPI. A beautiful example of the large early period French infantry officers kepi. The crown of voluminous size as all gilt lace in place with some loose stitches, beautifully embroidered infantry grenade to the black centre band with its gilded front false strap, which has had to be strengthened at one end as it was being held together by very few threads. Front peak with some congealing. Interior black leather sweat band all complete and complete with its red/purple inner silk lining with the remains of a film costumiers oval stamp to the inner crown. Side buttons of the flaming grenade style. No moth, good shape and form.
FRENCH WWI RELIC LEBEL RIFLE. The receiver and barrel highly corroded remains of a French Lebel rifle found in the destroyed village of Douaumont Verdun May 2008, we will only ship within the U.K.
FRENCH WWI ZOUAVE JACKET. A fine WWI issued example to a Zouave soldier, this has stampings for the 4th Regiment as well as various other makers and costumier stamps throughout. The condition is good with some period repairs and obvious small areas of moth damage. There are numerous buttons present to the reverse of each cuff. A very elegant garment indeed. Condition:
FRENCH WWII AIR FORCE ARMOURED HELMET. A scarce French helmet of WWII being the Armoured Forces leather padded helmet with the insignia of the French Air Force. Excellent paint finish to the skull both interior and exterior, its winged RF Air Force badge to front, complete with its fully operational liner with large wide ear pieces and chinstrap.
FRENCH WWII BATTLE DAMAGED HELMET. The shell of a French infantry helmet of WWII complete with its RF badge, a large shrapnel burst or large calibre round has hit the lower rear skirt of this helmet, the remainder of the skull has all of its original paint finish with dirt overall. An interesting French artefact of WWII.
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.
GALWAY MILITIA OFFICERS COATEE. An exceedingly rare Irish Militia coatee dating from the period 1820 to approximately 1850. Any of early British uniform items of this style are extremely difficult to find, this example has an excellent scarlet cloth with mustard coloured facings to the cuffs and collar. The collar is with silver bullion lace, each breast is tailored for 10 silvered regimental buttons arranged in pairs, these depicting a crown over 'GM'. The buttons are closed back with makers details of 'P & S Firmin, 150 Strand.' To the reverse side are two false pockets ornamented with lace and four buttons and the tails again with mustard facings. On the base of each tail there is the beautifully embroidered in gold and silver wire and green thread plus sequins the Order of St. Patrick. The interior with silk padded lining, the overall condition is good, some minor staining to the lower left hand cuff and some light mothing. The silk has shot in minor places to the interior. Unusually all of the 42 regimental buttons are complete. The four tailored holes for affixing the shoulder boards when present are clear and visible. Before the development of a standing army Britain and her overseas territories depended for defence in times of war upon locally raised citizen forces, in Ireland the first militia were raised in 1715. The Galway Militia was raised prior to 1752. The Galway Militia were associated with the regular line regiment of the Connaught Rangers.
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.
GERAM WWI BAVARIAN POLICE PICKELHAUBE A superb condition all fibre bodied pickelhaube worn by a Police officer of the Bavarian State. To the interior the leather liner is in its original light coloured finish and is made by the company Erel and is complete with its inner artificial silk gold lining. Behind the forehead area there is the remains of the foam cushion, which has solidified.
GERAMN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER’S SHOULDER STRAP. A rare single shoulder board, silver twisted cord over black overlay for a rank of Untersturmfuhrer to Hauptsturmfuhrer. Complete with its original paper RZM label.
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 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 WW 1 M.18 COMBAT HELMET. A nice example of the very difficult to find M.18 helmet, stamped ‘ET64’ to the interior shell. The exterior retains virtually every bit of its original field grey green paint finish with small area above the rear rivet of dusty rust bleeding through the paintwork with other minor abrasions. The interior three pad liner has lost the tips of the tongues of one of the pads, the other pads all have their tongues intact and not damaged. Two of the three pad sets have their original horsehair lining. Complete with its original undated carbine clip chinstrap.
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. Condition:
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 6 MIXED THIRD REICH COLOURED POSTCARDS. Highly attractive postcards, Knights Cross, 13th March 1938 card, annexation of the Sudetenland postcard, an Oberst Brauer paratrooper postcard by Wolfgang Willerich, Hitler’s 1938 birthday postcard and a 1938 Day of German Art postcard, six in total, two franked and posted.
GERMAN 6 NUREMBERG RALLY POSTCARDS. 6 excellent condition postcards, two for 1937, one for 1939, one for 1936 and two for 1935, all fully illustrated in our web site. 5 have been posted, franked and are with messages on the reverse side, one pre postage paid and not sent.
GERMAN 71/ 84 BAYONET. A good condition regimentally marked ‘J.R.6’ Mauser 71/ 84 bayonet. Blade marked ‘Carl Eickhorn’, some minor dullness to the fittings but all complete. Leather good, wood grip undamaged, fully operational rifle retaining button.
GERMAN ADMIRAL OF THE KRIEGSMARINE GUSE SIGNATURE. A4 size letter on the headed paper of the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine dated June 1938, a four page letter signed by Admiral Gunther Guse, born 1886, died 1953 as a Russian prisoner.
GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS RUCKSACK. One of the rare pieces of equipment for the Afrika Korps soldier being the heavy duty olive green rucksack with two exterior pockets, one large closing flap and all of the pocket closures and the flap closure straps being in the heavy tropical web equipment in dark olive green web, each strap with a metal tip similar to the Lux straps. Both of the rear canvas straps are complete with the rucksack.
GERMAN AIR WAR WEAPONS BOOK. A very good book entitled ‘Die Waffen Der Luftstreitkrafte’ (The Weapons of the Air War). Published in 1935 this much illustrated book containing 275 pages shows the weapons used in the air war through from WWI up to and including 1935. On the early pages which cover WWI there are very good close-ups of the Flechettes that were dropped from aircraft, good close-ups of the aerial machine guns used in air combat in WWI and all of their various mountings, followed by all of the types of bombs used in WWI and the post war era. Superb close-up details of the Scarf and other mountings for the Lewis machine guns of WWI and many German aircraft. Aerial tactics for both fighter planes and bombers. An excellent book for the aviation historian and researcher.
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 AMMUNITION CAN USED AS MILITARY WORK BOX. Excellent condition painted field grey green, to the interior lid, still with its original ordnance tan, stencilled to the side ‘Werkzeugkasten’. Fully three letter coded ‘BRH/4’, the ‘4’ may designate the first number of a date 194? Or it may mean another form of coding. To the end of the box also stamped ‘PATR.KAST.41F.MG’, ammunition case dated ‘41’ for machine gun.
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 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. A nice condition Armed Forces 4 Year Long Service Medal, complete with blue ribbon.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS, SLIGHTLY MISMATCHED. A slightly mismatched pair of slightly worn Armed Forces gaiters. All leather fittings good and strong. Condition:
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS. A matched pair of slightly worn gaiters in olive drab canvas, all leather good, all buckles complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE MINIATURE. A very nice single stamped version of the Infantry Assault Badge, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing measuring 12 x 15mm.
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 PETROL CAN. The ubiquitous petrol can known as the Jerry can marked ‘Kraftstoff 20L’ (20 litres), clearly dated ‘1944’. Maker’s logo to the centre, retaining 50% of its original dunkelgelb paint finish.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES PETROL CAN. The ubiquitous petrol can known as the Jerry can retaining at least 70% of its original dunkelgelb finish impressed to the tin ‘Kraftstoff 20L’ (20 litres), dated ‘1944’, maker coded ‘DAS’.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES TORNISTER. A good condition all olive drab canvas with fur covered flap tornister. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’. All of the fur is complete, many of these have been attacked by moth or other minor animals through years of storage. All of its strapping and clips totally original to it and all complete. All internal strapping complete. Evidence of service wear to the inside flap of the tornister with both of the straps dated ‘1940’ but undoubtedly both of the straps have lived with this tornister since its production.
GERMAN ARMY 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 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 BY ALCOSO. Good clean blade, maker marked ‘Alcoso’, the upper grip fittings, which include the top pommel and cross guard all match in colour, the scabbard is a slightly different shade being nickel having one upper screw missing, good pebbled finish to the scabbard, totally undented, slight lifting of the plating to the two edges of the scabbard itself.
GERMAN ARMY 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 EARLY ARTILLERY POINTED SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the dark green centred shoulder board that is complete with red coloured piping for artillery indicating that these were introduced in the changeover period between the pointed board and the rounded tip board. Rank of Oberfeldwebel, two rank pips to each board, silver tress surrounding each board, slip-on tabs complete with traces of cardboard where they were originally glued to a collector’s display board and have been removed. Red wool piping complete with buttons for display.
GERMAN ARMY HERRINGBONE TWILL ARTILLERY COMBAT UNIFORM. A mint unused condition good size herringbone twill combat uniform, four pocket configuration, six button front fitted with its correct herringbone twill red silk piped shoulder boards, universal green on grey Bevo woven collar patches with machine cross hatched stitched slightly subdued NCO’s silver wire breast eagle. Skeleton lined to the inside complete with bandage pocket. No moth damage or service wear.
GERMAN ARMY INFANTRY POSSIBLY PARADE TUNIC SHOULDER BOARDS. A set of stitch-in Oberfeldwebel’s shoulder boards, white wool piped for infantry, dark green centres, two rank pips to each board with regimental numbers ‘261’. Some moth damage behind the numbers. Possibly from the parade tunic or Sunday best parade tunic.
GERMAN ARMY M.38 PANZER MANS SIDE CAP. A very nice condition size 56 Panzer enlisted mans field grey overseas cap, good nap to the cloth, some thinness in places, complete with its original Bevo woven grey on green national eagle and cockade below with inverted pink waffenfarbe. To the interior it is heavily stamped with the maker ‘Clemens Wagner’ with unusually the date of ‘APR 40’, stamped size ‘56’. One minor moth nip to the left hand side of the lower scallop area.
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 OFFICERS DAGGER KNOT. A well worn dagger knot that would suit a worn dagger, some fraying but all intact.
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 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 VISOR CAPS 1871-1945 BY TONY VICKERS The new Military Mode Publication, 'German Army Visor Caps 1871-1945'. The book has been penned by, well known collector and enthusiast Tony Vickers and produced by Military Mode as a follow up to the successful books Einheitsfeldmutze and Afrika Korps. The work is a photographic study of the development of the Army visor cap from 1871 right through the First World War, looking closely at the period between the wars, a subject that is very much over-looked until now and then a detailed over-view of the Third Reich period and finally, a look in to the Veteran associations. The book informs the reader on the changes in shape using clever and helpful graphic drawings and of coarse the changes in insignia, colours and styles. All the caps featured in the book are from the authors collection and they are backed up by numerous previously un-published period images. The release date for this book is estimated to be November 2012. The images shown on this listing are pre editing. Condition:
GERMAN ARMY VISOR CAPS 1871-1945 BY TONY VICKERS. The Military Mode Publication, 'German Army Visor Caps 1871-1945'. The book has been penned by, well known collector and enthusiast Tony Vickers and produced by Military Mode as a follow up to the successful books Einheitsfeldmutze and Afrika Korps. The work is a photographic study of the development of the Army visor cap from 1871 right through the First World War, looking closely at the period between the wars, a subject that is very much over-looked until now and then a detailed over-view of the Third Reich period and finally, a look in to the Veteran associations. The book informs the reader on the changes in shape using clever and helpful graphic drawings and of coarse the changes in insignia, colours and styles. All the caps featured in the book are from the authors collection and they are backed up by numerous previously un-published period images. The release date for this book is estimated to be November 2012. The images shown on this listing are pre editing.
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/WAFFEN SS RUBBERISED RAIN/OVERCOAT. Constructed in exactly the same manner as the greatcoat, this double breasted rubberised garment with false belt back, very popular amongst army and Waffen SS officers. This is shown profusely worn in many images. Complete with all of its removable buttons, two angled lower side pockets, false deep barrel cuffs, loops for shoulder boards with one of the shoulder board retaining buttons missing. A hole is tailored through the lower left hand pocket for the threading of the sword or dagger hangers and there is an internal hanger with a D ring for the same. Some colour changes over the garment where it has faded.
GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB BADGE. One of the most attractive impressive enamel badges of the Third Reich period is the DDAC (German Automobile Club Third Reich period) badge. The badges measures 10cms x 8cms in oval form, thick heavy quality, maker’s initials on the back ‘PS’ followed by ‘Ges Geschuzt’, excellent coloration of black, silver and red enamels. Slight repair to the enamel just above the eagle’s head otherwise superb overall with its two badge bar or radiator fixing holes.
GERMAN BELT BUCKLES 1800 – 1945. BY JURGEN BANDAU. Excellent work all in German text with the title being Deutsche Koppelschlosser 1800-1945, complete with its original flyleaf cover, published 1990. 150 pages of black and white images of original examples of German belt buckles of all states and all organisations from 1800 to 1945. A good research backup for the in-depth buckle collector.
GERMAN 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 CITATIONS TO 409 GRENADIER REGT, 122 INFANTRY DIV. Heimermann was part of the 14th Anti Tank Company of the 409th Grenadier Regiment 122nd Infantry Division. Born in 1917 in Essen, soldbuch begins with the date of the 15.1.1940. Various units and stations, until being sent to the Russian Front and was involved in the breakthrough to the Demjansk pocket. Soldbuch in good condition with image of Heimermann wearing M.36 combat uniform, hatless, with many notations to all of the pages in the soldbuch. Certificates comprise: The Drivers Proficiency Badge in Silver, A5 size, no punch holes, dated 24th December 1942, pen signed by Oberstleutnant Lehmann who was awarded the German Cross in Gold as a Major on the 6th January 1942. The Iron Cross 2nd Class A5 size citation, no punch holes, awarded 13th April 1943 and signed by General Major Chill, who was awarded the Knights Cross on the 25th October 1943 and the German Cross in Gold on the 1st December 1941. The Wound Badge in Black citation, as an Obergefreiter with the 409th Grenadier Regiment, signed by the Chief Doctor of the Hospital 916. Although there is no award certificate present, the entry in the soldbuch indicates that he was awarded the Medal for the East Front. Accompanying the soldbuch and citations are 5 double sided A4 sheets of research into the deployment, battles, actions of the 122nd Infantry Division, all on the Eastern Front .
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 BY STEINHAUER & LUCK. A generally excellent condition German Cross in gold, unfortunately some loss to the black enamel to the centre of the swastika. All the features are of Steinhauer & Luck, also stamped number ‘4’ to the exterior of the tapering pin. Good silvered finish to the reverse side with some light toning to the silver disc behind the swastika. Excellent frosted gilt to the ‘1941’ dated wreath and silver highlights to the back ray. In the very late war presentation case that only has a paper hinge. Light grey silk to the upper inner lid. The remainder of the box is good.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, 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 CROSS IN GOLD, SMALL PRESENTATION CASE. The extremely rare small presentation case for the German Cross in gold, an enormous amount of analysis of the small case on pages 325, 326, 327, 328, 329 and 330 of The German Cross by Dietrich Maerz. This example is unused, Maerz states that the small case is without doubt the first version case of the German Cross, the aperture for the pin indicates in its size that it fits the versions of the German Cross with the shorter pin found on rivetted examples of the cross, It would appear that this example has never been used, there is no impression to the velvet base of the outline of a cross and the upper inner lid silk is clear of any impression. The gold line around the edge of the lid indicates this is the version for a gold German Cross the line is unbroken and the gilding is complete. The simulated leather paper covering in totally undamaged condition. The closing catch is complete and working correctly.
GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER. A near mint unissued condition German Cross in silver by manufacturer number 20, which was Zimmermann. The large central swastika with completely undamaged enamel, virtually all of the silver frosting remaining to the central silver wreath with the 1941 date. Frosted highlights to the lower white star with all the blackened finish to the inner star complete and without the tips being rubbed. Constructed in the classic number 20 style with the wide tapering pin and four hollow slightly domed rivets standing proud of the rear star.
GERMAN 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 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 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 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 INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION TO SS DUTCH VOLUNTEER. A very rare citation, A5 size, once folded, pre printed Infantry Assault Badge Citation to SS Rottenfuhrer Anton Reicher, who was a member of 2./FREIW.LEGION FLANDERN’. Awarded 3rd October 1944 with pen signature of an Obersturmbahnfuhrer Conrad Schellong Knights Cross Winner, 28th February 1945 SS Volunteer Assault Brigade Langemarck with regimental over-stamp. A rare citation, probably awarded for the early fighting around the Narva Bridgehead.
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 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. A very nice condition maker stamped Iron Cross 2nd Class, stamped number ‘40’ to the ring, the frame retaining much of its original frosting, all the original blacking to the Iron core centre visible. Complete with its section of ribbon.
GERMAN ITALIAN WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. An excellent condition Dachau produced collar patch for the 29th Waffen Grenadier Division Italian No.1. The Division was instituted in November 1943. The collar patch shows the Italian fasces. We have recently purchased a small collection of Dachau made collar patches, this has the white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN ITALIAN WWII 5 ELASTOLIN FIGURES. 5 Elastolin figures of Italian Bersaglieri troops, Elastolin figures were very popular with German youth prior to WWII, these five figures of Italian Bersaglieri soldiers are generally in good condition, minor cracking but good original paint.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A scarce piece of Third Reich insignia being the silver wire weave wreath on very dark blue backing cloth for a Kriegsmarine administrative officers visor cap. Minor oxidisation to the outer leaves. Unused condition. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY. A mint unissued condition Bevo woven gold Kriegsmarine titled cap tally. Full length for going around white or dark blue deck cap.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER STRAPS. A very worn moth damaged set of subdued silver lace shoulder boards, one pip for Oberleutnant with marine coastal artillery green underlay. Moth damage as can be seen from our web images. As removed from tunic but still scarce.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered officers breast eagle, which has been cut from a single sheet of these eagles. Unlike the Bevo weave, which was constructed in rolls, machine embroidered cellion eagles were constructed in large panels and the eagles were cut from them. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered breast eagle in good high deep definition for the Kriegsmarine officers tunic. Slight fraying to edges. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SOLDBUCH TO A LORIENT DEFENDER. Excellent condition soldbuch, printed to cover designated Kriegsmarine. Excellent photograph in the Kriegsmarine field grey uniform showing breast eagle, collar patches and shoulder straps, awarded the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords September 44 during the siege of Lorient. A special entry showing his service as a defender of Lorient from the 5th August 44 to the 8th May 1945.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS KNIGHTS CROSS OIL PAINTING. A hugely impressive oil painting of the submarine Knights Cross winner Heinz Krey. Heinz Krey was born in Wiesbaden in December 1921 and was killed on the 23rd May 1943 in the middle of the North Atlantic. He was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross on the 4th September 1943. This beautiful painting completed in oil on board, shows Krey 3/4 length wearing his Kriegsmarine officers uniform, has recently appeared onto the collectors market from the Wiesbaden area and was in the possession of his family from WWII until today. The painting, which we imagine was executed as a memorial to him on the instruction of his family, was painted after his death. It is signed and dated 'Griessler 1943', it shows Heinz Krey standing with a plain background, wearing his naval junior officers visor cap, Knights Cross at neck, awards worn include the Iron Cross 1st class, the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge and the Kriegsmarine Submarine badge, with the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class to the upper button hole, he is holding a pair of gloves in his right hand and has his left hand on his Kriegsmarine officers dagger. The painting is in a plain battleship grey wood frame, which is extremely typical of the period. In over 35 years of handling military artefacts, which involve many items of the Third Reich we have never been able to obtain or even seen a Submariners Knights Cross officers painting as good as this. It is quite an interesting fact that with the huge amount of artists available in Germany and with it being well within the culture, how very few good paintings are seen of WWII famous personalities, this painting would be a superb backdrop to any collection of either Kriegsmarine or Submariner basis. Krey entered the Kriegsmarine in December 1939 as an engineer officer candidate, he went through various training units and May 1940 was an officer cadet. Krey's U-Boat career was with two boats, U-703 in which he did two patrols totalling 45 days and U-752 again two patrols with a total of 68 days. He was an engineer officer on U-703 and was Chief Engineer on U-752. May 23rd 1943 a British Fairy Swordfish aircraft attacked the U-Boat and killed the Commander and some men on the conning tower, Leutnant Krey took over the command and ordered all men to abandon the U-Boat because two British destroyers arrived quickly and tried to capture the boat Heinz Krey set the explosive charges and blew up the boat, he went down with the submarine losing his life, for that outstanding and unselfish feat he was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross, he was 21 years and 6 months old.
GERMAN 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 KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT BADGE. Zinc constructed, non maker marked. Normally these badges appear on the market totally devoid of any of their gilt, this is an excellent example with at least 85% of its original Gilt remaining. Slight thinness to the gilt on the hull of the submarine and slight rubbing to the chest of the eagle and to the tips of the laurel leaves on the right hand side of the wreath otherwise excellent, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
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 LINEOL PAK ANTI TANK GUN. A very nice condition Lineol produed Pak anti tank gun, 23cm in length.
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 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 BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful quality finely Bevo woven Luftwaffe eagle in white on a mid blue background.
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 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 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 SHEEPSKIN LINED FLYING JACKET. A well service worn blue canvas flying jacket, white sheepskin lined with brown sheepskin collar. This jacket has seen considerable wear but all of its elements are complete and will be ideal for a Luftwaffe pilot display. Some colour fading to the front of the jacket and the elbow areas with various small contemporary tear repairs. The original front zip would appear to have been replaced by a correct period Zipp zip in brass. Both sleeve zips also marked ‘Zipp’ with both of their correct zip pullers with leather tabs attached. The leather to the exterior of the jacket for clipping of the oxygen mask all intact. All of the male/female closing studs present and working correctly to the side angle pockets without flaps and the cuff closures. The inner arms both have their windproof cuffs. The upper collar is grey suede backed and the hidden adjustable waist belt is all complete.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FULL LENGTH SUMMER FLYING SUIT. An extremely good condition all one piece Luftwaffe summer flying suit, this model profusely worn by bomber crew during the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. Maternity style upper part with a long deep diagonal zip. Some minor staining where it has been used in action. All leather elements for the oxygen mask complete. Every zip is totally original. Windproof cuffs complete. All leather pullers on the ‘Rapid’ marked zips complete both in brown and Luftwaffe blue grey leather. All male/female closure studs present without being rusty. An excellent example. On opening the interior zip reveals the ‘Karl Heisler Berlin C2’ manufacturers silk label, it would be hard to better this example.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE LEATHER AND SUEDE FLYING BOOTS. A mismatched but extremely good condition pair of Luftwaffe single zipped flying boots, one slightly larger than the other, the strapping arrangements, the Ri-Ri zips are identical, the suede colour identical, the interior white sheepskin matching. One of the boots is an electrically heated boot and the other a non electrically heated boot. Ideal for display on a Luftwaffe mannequin. Price accordingly to the mismatching. Condition:
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET WITH MANOEUVRE BAND. A superb time warp helmet being a standard Luftwaffe M.40 single decal helmet with its original manoeuvre band fitted. The helmet has been sitting in unknown dry storage for many years, the ET62 shell has lost all of its paint finish with the exception of the area underneath the red manoeuvre band. In our web images we have slightly raised the manoeuvre band to show the line underneath where the manoeuvre band has sat for the last 70 years. The Luftwaffe single decal beneath the manoeuvre band is all complete and undamaged including the swastika. The band itself was held to the helmet by three clips, one clip unfortunately has broken away. The image that we have taken clearly shows to the left hand side of the helmet where the decal is placed the paint remains to the shell where the canvas attachment and clip covered that area of the shell. The interior liner is in a frail condition, again as can be seen from our web images. The strap is all complete but has sheared towards the centre. We have to mention the fact that we recently sold this helmet and we were absolutely amazed that the customer did not believe that the manoeuvre band is totally original to the helmet. Any collectors with a modicum of knowledge could easily identify this helmet as being a time warp piece.
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 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 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 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 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 WHITE SHEEPSKIN BULGARIAN FLYING SUIT. Known as the Bulgarian flying suit as they were generally made in Sofia, Bulgaria, this is a good service worn example, originally in virtually bright white colour, during service they stained heavily as this has done. White sheepskin lined body with brown sheepskin lined collar. All of the elements of the flying jacket are in place including the two white suede sections for the clipping of the oxygen mask. The front zip is marked ‘Rapid’ is the original zip to the garment. The opening to the zip puller, which is of cast metal, has slightly broken and patience is needed to zip the garment up. The matching Rapid zips to each sleeve are in place including the interior sleeve windproof cuffs. Small sections of the sheepskin fur missing from the collar. The inner hidden adjustable waist belt complete. All complete with its matching worn white suede trousers with again the waist belt complete. The main front Zipp zip in position. One of the hip zips not operable, opposite zip working completely, both lower leg zips complete.
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.17 CAMOUFLAGE TRENCH HELMET. An excellent camouflage finish to this M.17 ‘ST66’ stamped shell, the exterior has standard block in ochre, green and plum with black separation lines, some rust bleed coming through from the shell otherwise very little paint loss. To the interior the inner dome retains its apple green finish, the lower inner skirt seems to have lost most of its finish. Hand painted into the rear skirt is the original soldier’s name that it was issued to. The M.17 steel liner band is in good condition and attached to that band are the three white/cream cushion pads of which one retains both its tongues, the other two have had their tongues cut off, we cannot understand the reason for this. All of the interior canvas to the leather is present for the housing of the cushion pads. Attached to one of the strap posts is the metal fitting from the original leather strap. An excellent helmet.
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.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 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.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 M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent condition set of the M.43 trousers with tapered bottoms for fitting to either inside the jack boot or with puttees and ankle boots. All of the belt loops intact, all buttons present, two open angled pockets with button closure, watch fob pocket with buttoned flap, one rear open pocket, buttoned, twin waist adjusters. Some repaired moth damage around the crotch area, complete with its strengthened double thickness seat, which has some staining. No other damage or moth problems, good nap of cloth overall. 44cms waist, 68cms inside leg, some slight discoloration staining to the seat area. These are a very hard to find pair of combat trousers.
GERMAN MACHINE GUNS BY DANIEL D. MUSGRAVE. Very fine condition 1992 publication, complete with its undamaged flyleaf cover on the history of the German Machine Gun. 582 pages of huge in-depth text and black and white photographs on all aspects of German light and heavy machine guns including light anti aircraft guns. A wonderful reference work.
GERMAN MAGNIFICENT WILHELM SAUTER SERRE (SOMME) 16 PAINTING. An absolutely magnificent atmospheric and evocative painting by the extremely well known German painter Wilhelm Sauter, he was born in 1896 and passing in 1948. The painting itself is a calm depiction of an otherwise violent scene being the extensive destruction of farm buildings on the Somme front. The painting comprises of a wonderful blue background with muted colours throughout, these colours held within a similarly coloured frame make an absolutely wonderful picture that would grace any stylish interior. Interestingly in the foreground of the picture is a well defined British tommy helmet laying next to an abandoned 303 rifle. The method of media is oil tempera upon wood, it is signed to the lower right 'W.Sauter' and is circa 1942. Sauter's history is most interesting and he was recognised as one of the most important artists of the Third Reich era having work published in the Kunst Dem Volk August 1940 publication. This expensive publication was produced during the war to promote art that the hierarchy of the Third Reich believed to be highly important in fostering national pride. The work itself is of good large dimensions being 64cm x 105cm and when held within the frame 73cm x 114.5cm. To the reverse is an original mounted label from a German art exhibition of 1942, this being the Great Art Exhibition, this document is signed with swastika devices etc., as well as details of the painter, dates of birth etc., Sauter himself a frontline soldier did take part in the battle of the Somme. The overall condition of the work is magnificent with only a few signs of rubbing to the frame and just a very gentle patination to the paintwork itself.
GERMAN MARINE FLOUR SACK. One of the large flour sacks in cream canvas with blue integral lines. Large marine eagle and swastika to one side, reverse side having the lettering ‘H.VPFL.’ with large date ‘1940’. Some storage staining otherwise good.
GERMAN MARINE FLOWER SACK. ‘1939’ dated, excellent condition, stamped ‘H.V.PFL.’ indicating Heeres Verpflegung (Army food supply).
GERMAN MG34/42 TRIPOD REPRODUCTION FRONT LEG PAD. An accurate reproduction of the sought after, often missing pads from the MG34/42 Laffette tripod, single only.
GERMAN MILITARY RIFLE BOOK SET. A beautiful cased set in brand new condition of the Verlag Militaria set of three books, the M.98 Rifle and Carbine, German Military Rifles volume 1 from the Werder Rifle to the M/71.84 Rifle, German Military Rifles volume 2 88 and 91 Firearms, all authored by Deiter Storz and published by Verlag Militaria in its original presentation boxed case. The M.98 Rifle and Carbine alone is being offered on various book site for as little as £239 up to £275.
GERMAN NAVAL FLYERS PHOTOGRAPH. An excellent desk photograph of a head and shoulders study of a German naval flyer. The photo itself is in an oval and clearly shows with great detail the soft leather flying helmet upon which he wears his typical WWI flying goggles. A thick knitted scarf is worn around his neck and one can clearly see to the issue black leather jacket large gilt naval buttons. The item is in its original cromed metal frame. The frame to the rear has the extending leg and is in good condition with just a little crushing to the top portion of the metal. There is some foxing to the mount, however the image is good, sharp and extremely detailed.
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 DDAC ROUND GERMANY DRIVE 1934. A magnificent quality cased NSKK-DDAC award for a 1934 2000 kilometre round Germany rally. The award is a one sided 13cm circumference bronze plaque laid into a granite base, which is then laid into its own silk lined presentation case and is still with its original cardboard and blue paper lined transit case. The award, which is surmounted by the letters ‘ONS’ between laurel leaves ‘1934’ over a swastika, the outline of major cities around Germany, which include Cologne, Nuremberg and Berlin, to the centre a gilded eagle’s head clutching a sprig of oak leaves in its beak, ‘2000 kilometres Durch Deutschland’. Maker marked ‘M.Essen’ with ‘NSKK-DDAC at base. The base is excellent, the leather covered box is undamaged with its watered grey silk inner liner, its card box totally undamaged with its stapled and glued edges.
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 OR BRITISH WWI BULLET TRENCH LIGHTER. A large capacity round measuring 13cm in length, German or british made trench lighter, made from a WW2 British Boys .55 Round. The marking 'K 40' on the base relates to the manufacturer Kynoch and the date 1940.
GERMAN PAINTING OF KAISER WILHELM II. A most fabulous WWI period oil painting of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The painting which measures 35 inches across x 48 inches high shows the Kaiser in his wartime field grey uniform with full decorations at his neck, Field Marshall's collar patches to his field grey uniform, leather waist belt and wearing his Guard pickelhaube complete with field grey cover. Over the tunic he is wearing his cloak with fur collar. To the upper right of the painting are the Coat of Arms of the Kaiser surmounted by the Imperial crown. The detail to the Kaiser's face and his uniform is absolutely superb. There are faint traces of a signature to the lower right hand corner of the painting but unfortunately we are unable to identify the artist or the name. When we first obtained this painting in 2011 in Germany it was virtually black through nicotine and was unframed. We have had the painting professionally cleaned, which has brought out the beautiful depth of all the colours and we have had a German WWI style period frame constructed to fit the painting. This beautiful piece of art would make a wonderful backdrop for an Imperial German collection. 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 OFFICERS ARM EAGLE. A very finely embroidered heavy bullion wire police eagle on police green backing cloth, as removed from tunic.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN ALL TIN ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. An excellent condition all metal constructed ersatz Prussian enlisted mans helmet, one dent to the back strap with another minor dent to the skull adjacent to the back strap, probably caused by the same blow. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike, spike base, front peak trim and Prussian enlisted mans front plate all match, complete with its national and State cockades, original chin scales with matching buckles and clips. To the interior front peak faint traces of the original manufacturer’s stencilling visible, the liner is virtually mint with good bright colour, part of its original lace drawstring complete and also with its inner crown felt padding, which has minor moth damage.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS ALL LEATHER PICKELHAUBE. A magnificent condition enlisted mans Prussian pickelhaube, stamped size ‘55’ to the interior of the rear peak. The skull is totally undamaged, minor creases. All of the chemically treated fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike and circular spike base, Prussian front plate, strap fittings and front trim all match in colour. The helmet is complete with both its Prussian and State cockades, original brown leather chinstrap. To the interior the leather liner is still in its light tan colour complete with its original leather drawstring. An oval manufacturer’s stamp in black ink to the interior skull, the manufacturer being Karl Schneider, dated obscure. To the interior rear peak it is profusely stamped ‘J.R.156’ with a block ‘1916’ within a block with a further marking of ‘U.B.’ also within a rectangular block. A superb piece.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN GENERAL a.la SUITE PICKELHAUBE.. A rare pickelhaube worn by a General a.la Suite by the Prussian Army, the term a.la Sweet as an example was granted to officers who came to command non Prussian Battalions at certain higher ranks or Princes and Generals as a special honour. The all leather skull in excellent condition, some overall crazing, the front and back peaks are securely stitched to the main body of the helmet, we mention this as it is quite common for the stitching over the years to rot and the peaks become loose. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, flutted spike base, flutted plume holder spike, cruciform spike base, large Guard Prussian helmet plate with its Guard Star of which the white and black enamels are completely undamaged with the scroll Suumechique in gilt overlaying the white enamel, the domed chin scales and front peak trim all in a silvered finish, the only item gilded on the whole helmet are the four stars holding the cruciform to the helmet shell. One small section of the Guard Star damaged. The helmet is complete with its original black and white feather plume, Prussian and national state cockades all complete. To the interior the helmet still has its light tan leather sweatband with its gold interior liner, which has shot in places. The red and green imitation leather covering to the front and back peaks all complete. Marked in pencil size ‘56½’ to the interior. A canvas name label applied to the interior unfortunately without a name applied.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN GUARD UHLAN ENLISTED MANS HELMET. An exceptionally good condition Guard Uhlan enlisted mans helmet, all leather body, which is in magnificent condition, front peak firmly attached to the body. The fittings, which include the large Guard plate, chinstrap fittings and front peak trim all match in the zinc grey chemically finished pattern, original chinstrap, complete with its removable mortarboard top, national cockade fitted to the left hand side of the helmet, the black and white Prussian field cockade is missing. The interior is in virtually unworn condition, very nice bright leather colour, marked size ’54.5’ in ink to the inner skull. Rubber ink manufacturer’s stamp ‘Moritz Stecher of Freiburg-SA’ with a clear date of ‘1916’. The liner is with its original leather drawstring.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN INFANTRY SWORD 1816. A good condition Prussian infantry sword, model 1816, 67cm blade in generally good clean condition, marked to both sides of the blade ‘FR’ under the Imperial German crown. Good brass hilt, complete with its rare Feldwebels sword knot portapee knot, scabbard missing. Markings to the D guard hilt ‘2 NO.121.28.L.R.’ ( 2. compagnie ( weapon number 121 ) 28 th landwehr Regiment.
GERMAN SAXON MODEL 1887 REGIMENT 106 ENLISTED RANKS PICKELHAUBE. A rare leather pickelhaube model 1887 for an infantryman from Saxon Infantry Regiment 106. Unusually the helmet is also stamped ‘1885’ which is two years before the official introduction of the model date. All brass fittings with Saxon front plate, correct style of chinstrap, one Saxon cockade to the right hand side, which is standard for that period. The green and white Saxon State cockade would appear to be a later replacement. Faint traces of the original owner’s name to the inner back peak, the skull is good and very strong.
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.
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 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 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 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 BREAD BAG STRAP. A near mint condition canvas Afrika Korps bread bag strap. Maker marked and dated ‘1942.’ Some rust to the rivets and rust staining to the web fixing tabs. A rare item of tropical equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS 2nd PATTERN CAP. A very scarces 2nd pattern Afrika Korps cap for an Officer rank having silver bullion piping factory applied. The cap carries an upgraded version of the insignia being a metal army eagle and metal cockade, the cap cloth shows no sign of having any other insignia removed therefor this insignia configuration is not field adapted, The interior sweatband is also of a superior quality being in cloth rather than ersatz paper. The maker mark and size 59 are clear and present upon the standard issue red cotton lining. All airvents are in place with original paint still in tact, the side of the cap carries a metal edelweiss to signify the officer was a qualified Mountain Trooper. The rear of the cap has been adapted to fit a smaller head so the size 59 makers mark inside is not the actually fit size of the cap, it has been field reduced to a much smaller size. The only damage to the item is on the opposite side to the edelwiess, being a small section of cloth missing, it appears to be the result of rodent damage or simply a piece of cloth cut away.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS CLOTHING BAG. A rare element of the Afrika Korps specific equipment being the all webbing and canvas clothing bag, these were to carry officers essentials and could be hung by a reinforced upper mantle to areas of tentage. There are various interior pockets with various large Prym press studs to hold toiletries and other uniform items as well as larger interior based pockets with typical tabs marked 'LUX'. To the front is a rope type closure that would have had string or rope through the alloy eyelets to lace it shut. There are various other flaps, straps and attachments to both the top and bottom of the bag. There is some light dirt and a little staining to areas of the bag consummate with service wear and very nicely written to the carrying handle are the soldiers details in German type indelible script.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS RING. A bazaar made ring worn by a member of the Afrika Korps. The face having the inscription ‘Tripoli’ with minarets and palm trees. To either side of the shank are more images of palm trees and minarets. Large size ring.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS SHOULDER BOARD. An extremely rare single slip-on shoulder board for an Afrika Korps mountain trooper. The lace fitted to the board is of the continental colour in subdued grey. Artificial silk mountain green piping. Complete with its fitting tab.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS TIE. A nice example of an Afrika Korps tie with a nice slightly bleached look to it. There are some areas of minor wear, however the tie is good with a very clear RB stamp to the rear.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AGRICULTURAL ASSOCATION AWARD. Large circular medallion for the Reich Agricultural Association. Traces of oxidisation to the award on both sides but much original gilt remaining. 48mm in diameter. In its original titled box with the gilt lettering slightly dull but clearly can be read 'Ehrenpreismunze Des Reichsnahrstandes'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 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 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 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 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 TROPICAL SHORTS. A good bleached pair of army tropical shorts, complete with its three pronged hidden belt. Two angled side pockets, one watch fob pocket. Only faint traces of the original ink rubber stampings for sizes visible to the interior waist band.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY VETERINARY MAJOR'S SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on shoulder board with light carmine underlay of the Veterinary Units. Bright bullion inter-twined outer with the single gilded snake/serpent motif to centre.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY 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 BREAD BAG STRAP. A good condition canvas bread bag strap with leather attachments to the fixing hooks. The soldiers name of ‘PAUELS’ written in black pen upon it and an unreadable makers mark scribbled out probably in the same pen upon the other end of the bread bag strap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CANVAS TRIPOD POUCH. Thr pouch to hold the tripod for a small set of what are commonly known as 'donkey ear' binoculars with brown leather fittings and a brown Pressstoff reinforced base. The item shows rust stains that have occurred while the tool was in place, however the item is stable with a very attractive red selvage line running across it and manufactured from oatmeal linen material.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CROATION SS DIVISION INSIGNIA. An extremely rare piece of insignia being the Waffen SS volunteer arm shield for Division Handschar. We have only ever encountered this arm shield in Bevo weave and printed form. This example is beautifully machine embroidered. The white squares have been woven onto a section of silk-like shield shaped backing cloth with black edging. Very slight staining to the edges. It has been folded and possibly removed from the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CUSTOMS OFFICIAL'S CUFF BAND. A very fine Bevo woven green cuff band with grey upper and lower edges with a large grey Customs style eagle finely woven to the centre of the band. Some minor fraying to the base edge.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 DISPLAY BOARD. A highly interesting display board comprising a half sized child's belt buckle with the Reich eagle to the centre and the lettering Gott Mit Uns to the circlet in brass with a child's size bayonet with complete blade, its hanging strap and its original child's size cotton woven portapee knot. Some slight damage to the cardboard fixings that hold the items to the display board and looseness to the tape holding the buckle to the display board, however in excellent condition overall and a rare item of militaria for the child in the Third Reich.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRIVERS MITTENS. A mint pair of army driver's fingerless mittens. Maker marked. Dated 1942
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 EAGLE ORDER SILVER MEDAL, 1943 PATTERN. A late war version in zinc, rear script in Latin font, complete with black, white and red ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER SILVER MEDAL, 1943 PATTERN. Excellent quality white metal in almost mint condition, retaining most of its original finish. The reverse script in Latin font, complete with its ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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.
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. 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 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 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 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 originally 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 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 INFATRY DIVISION DOCUMENT GROUP. Interesting document group of a wherpass, three in all certificates and four additional documents. Gausmann born 15th July 1916, served in the RAD, enlisted to the 37th Infantry Regiment in Osnabruck December 1938, one interesting fact is that he was awarded the Wound Badge in Black for shrapnel damage on October 20th 1939 on the West Front during the period of the Phoney War. He saw active service in France 1940 and North Russia 1941. He was killed by artillery fire on the 1st October 1941. Award certificate Wound Badge in Black, deluxe type, A5 size folded, non punch holed, whilst a member of the 7th Company, Infantry Regiment 37, date of award 20.10.1939. Iron Cross 2nd Class A5 size folded, non punch holed, on the 6th September 1941. A field produced citation for the Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. It would appear that it has been printed on a unit copier and pen signed by the regimental commander. The large A5 official printed citation sent to the family thanking them for the life that he had given to the fatherland, dated 9.1.1943. A letter to Gausmann's wife enclosing the large Infantry Assault Badge citation and the badge itself. A small field typed note from his company commander congratulating him on his promotion. A range estimation book and two double sided sheets of information on Gausmann, his unit and his unit's movements up until 1944 all put together by the previous owner of this grouping, a retired British Army Tank Major, who is probably the foremost researcher in the U.K.
GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A non maker marked example of the Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class. Good finish remaining to the central Iron core, slight toning to the remainder of the award with its wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH JACK BOOTS. A truly exceptional pair of boots, these are in their original brown colour. These have clearly never been worn and are from stock. The brown leather is good and supple. They are a good large size and there is no deformation due to storage, just light dust. The soles are typical pegged leather type and the size is 43. There are heel plates of a substitute material as well as the horseshoe cleats to the heels. All four of the puller tabs are present. Interestingly the RB code within is ‘1914’ and a series of numbers ending in the size ‘43’. These are not Great War boots, however the 1914 numeration could lead to confusion. The heels are a cut away shape and made from multiple leather wedges. As a pair of boots these would be impossible to improve upon and are the ultimate example of standard issue mans boots from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KC WINNERS SIGNITURES. The original page as removed from a Hitler youth members autograph book, the lower half of the page having a small format photo of Rehnitz in uniform, with pen signature at base, below photo is a two line inscription also with a signature of Rehnitz. To the top of page is another un identified Knights Cross winners autograph in pencil. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KPM AROUND GERMANY FLIGHT TABLE. A superb KPM manufactured porcelain table top measuring 20 inches/50cm by 24 inches/60cm being a complete map of Germany constructed from four large tiles, pieced together to form the map. These four beautiful KPM tiles in the most wonderful deep rich colours traces the route of the Around Germany Air Race from 1934, this being the winner's prize. It is KPM marked to the lower right hand corner. The lettering which reads 'Ehrenpreis Deutschlandflug 1934' has faded somewhat. The beautiful multi coloured maroon, silver and black DLV insignia is still good and clear as is the rest of the map. This has been mounted in a period art deco style table top with a lower panel beneath and forms the most beautiful central table. With the table comes a card folded citation awarded by the Oberburgermeister of Landkreises Neisse, with the coat of arms of the area on the front cover, plus a small DLV beautifully enamelled, maker marked on the reverse side lapel pin. Although there is no direct paperwork linking this prize to the winner, verbal provenance states that the owner of the honour prize was a Wolff Von Wedelstadt.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 MINESWEEPER BADGE. An Assmann early heavy 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, the badge bent slightly convex by the original wearer for a more snug fit to the uniform tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good quality non maker marked convex shaped by its original wearer for a more snug fit to the uniform tunic 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.
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 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 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 KRIM SHIELD. An excellent condition Krim Shield with Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, the shield itself having virtually all of its original finish with some toning to the area just below the map of the Crimea. Slight surface moth to the Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Complete with its metal back plate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. A lovely condition citation, standard print, folded once, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield awarded to Unteroffizier Johann Eder, to the 6th Company Jager Regiment 228, dated ‘15th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Kleist. The 228th Jager Regiment was part of the 101st Jager Division and engaged in heavy fighting to secure the Kuban bridgehead in 1943. BCC66
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. An excellent condition A5 sized standard citation, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield, awarded to Gefreiter Johann Bauer of Panzer Jager ABT.198. Dated ‘October 1944’. Field Marshall’s facsimile signature with headquarters stamp. The unit was part of the 98th Infantry Division which was destroyed when German forces were cut off in the Crimean Peninsular in May 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy, it was reformed in Agram during June 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy. BCC17 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LAH K98 BAYONET FROG. A very rare piece of equipment being the all white patent finished frog that fitted the K.98 rifle bayonet, as worn in a huge amount of photographs showing the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on parade wearing their all white parade equipment. Clearly marked on the reverse side with the maker's name 'Berlin 1936' with some other obscured markings in a rectangle. One complete rivet missing from the front section of the frog where the bayonet is inserted into the leather. To the opposite side half of the rivet is missing. Stitching is still good and securing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LARGE CAPACITY MESS TIN. A slightly larger than standard green painted mess tin, which retains virtually all of its original green paint finish.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR 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. A typical mid to late war set being of semi ersatz quality. The mug to the top is of a thick tin material, which has been heat treated to the interior with a red enamelled finish. The bottle is in the same matching deep red finish with the correct Bakelite screw cap. The leather work is good and supple and of black leather. The quality of the felt outer is of typical ersatz type. The item is in good used clean condition and would make an excellent display piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE 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 LUFFTWAFFE FLAK NCO VISOR CAP. A very nice example of an early produced Teller form Red piped mans cap in other ranks quality wool with matching aluminium insignia throughout size 54 cm, typical Luftwaffe buckled chin strap with rounded buckles and an excellent peak with Luftwaffe edge binding. The overall condition of the patent leather is slightly above average only showing minor crazing and a little congealing. The inner of the cap is early war quality being of brown polished cotton, there is a large label for the firm Karl Halfer, these were a well known firm that produced many Luftwaffe and Afrika Korps items of headdress. The airman's name is still upon a card inserted upon the sweat shield. There is a little damage to the leatherette headband including a little splitting in places, however overall the cap remains very sound. The external appearance is superb and the shape is good throughout. A very nice representative example of a flak cap. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFT GAU AWARD. The scarce non portable awarded by the Commander-in- General and Commander-in-Chief of Luftgau Norway. This bronze plaque in its original presentation cardboard box, which is individually numbered '7493' was awarded for service in the Air Force area of Norway. The original recipient's name is hand applied to the exterior of the box with the matching number '7493' applied in hand to the edge of the box.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTSCHUTZ 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 BREAD BAG. An issued combat bread bag with all buttons and attachments as well as the central hook. There is a little interior fraying where the seam was never properly closed, however this is not damaged, merely poor detail. There is a little fraying to the buttonholes, however this would make an excellent display candidate and has a good combat appearance throughout.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE 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 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 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 GREAT COAT HOOD ATTACHMENT. A scarce item of field equipment being the woollen hood that would button to the collar of the Luftwaffe greatcoat. This would adapt the greatcoat greatly for use in cold weather. These can be seen throughout the cold regions such as the Russian front and these seldom stay with greatcoats. This item is in excellent condition with rayon part lining. The original draw cord is present and only one or two very small pin prick sized moth nips.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE 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 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 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 NCO'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good pair of brown waffenfarbe piped artificial silk stitch-on shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Feldwebel..
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUEDE FLYING JACKET. A service worn and repaired but extremely useable and displayable suede and sheepskin lined flying jacket, part of the suede two-piece suit. Standard fur collar, which has some losses as can be seen from our web images. Sheepskin lining all complete. Original zip fitted, which is in full working order. The leather double loop for attaching the oxygen mask clip is all in place. The grey leather faced map pocket is all complete. The zips to each lower sleeve are intact, one is fully working, the other appears to have lost its function and is sewn together to keep the lower sleeve closed. All of the male/female cuff adjustment mechanisms are complete. The interior windproof sleeves are complete. The jacket is also with its internal luftwaffe blue grey webbing waist adjuster belt. . Two lower pockets without flaps which have male/female closure studs are all complete and working. To the right hand upper sleeve there is one stitched repair with one small stitched repair to the upper left hand sleeve. An overall large size.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUMMER WEIGHT TAN FLYING TROUSERS. One of the rarest of the Luftwaffe flying suits is the two-piece suit constructed in the salt and pepper summer weight material, the trousers being the hardest part of the two-piece suit to obtain. This pair are in absolutely superb condition, completely unworn, non stained, non moth holed. All of the correct zips are in place. They are a mixture of both metal zips and plastic zips. All of the male/female pop studs are in place with slight rusting but all are operable.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL EINHEITSFELDMUTZE. Often referred to as 'Field Made' this cap recently acquired in Germany within an estate of tropical luftwaffe items have amazing appeal to all enthusiast of tropical headdress. The 'field Made' cap have no air vents and no lining would have been commissioned in the theatre by a regiment or division commander for a local tailor to produce a quantity of these caps for his troops who would be running short on supplies. Numerous examples of these caps are photographed with the Robert Kurtz book 'Afrika Korps'. The cap is well used having its eagle well embossed in to the fabric, the eagle is crudely hand stitched with a light shade of cotton thread, the national roundel being also hand sewn with typical tropical thread. The peak liner, which is constructed in an ersatz material has swelled though dampness leaving a floppy effect to the peak with the remains of the interior material crumbled within it. This cap was obtained along with a tropical luftwaffe side cap of the same head size and other rare tropical luftwaffe equipment items and artefacts. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TWO-PIECE SUMMER SUIT TROUSERS. Out of all the Luftwaffe flying suits the two-piece summer weight unlined suit in the salt and pepper material is possibly one of the most difficult to obtain and of the two pieces of the suit the trousers are without doubt the rarest. This pair are a medium size pair, they have had the two hip zips removed with the openings re-stitched and the further two zips that run down the hips close to the knee have also been removed. The front crotch zip is of the plastic variety. The two front pockets are complete with their male/female closure system. The exterior closure flap for the angled right hip flare pistol pocket is all intact. The inner bellows of the pocket have been removed. Both lower leg nickel zips are all complete and have their zip runners intact, but the section which attaches to the pullers is broken away on both. Other minor nicks and minor repairs but no undue staining and are ideal for display with an appropriate flying jacket.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WINTER ONE PIECE FLYING SUIT. Grey exterior canvas style material, fully lined including all arms, legs, body and collar in brown sheepskin eight buttonhole front with all original buttons complete with fly front. Two angled hip pockets without flaps, open top but closing buttons. Button closed cuffs, complete with its interior windproof cuffs, which are closed by a male/female studding system. All access zips to the interior of the suit from the exterior by zips to each side, which are complete. Two thigh pockets complete with their original buttons and flaps. A zip at the base of each leg of which the zips are complete but the zip runners are missing. Unfortunately around the inner collar area and one part of the interior of the suit the interior skin has rotted and also been attacked by moth, the damage can be seen on our web images. Quite often we have seen these manufactured in Sofia Bulgaria, this example however is maker marked 'Karl Heisler, Berlin.' Prospective purchasers ought to be aware of the heavy postage due to the weight of this item. SC38A
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WINTER REVERSIBLE 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.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WOMANS AUXILLERY CAP. A scarce Luftwaffe woman Auxillery operatives field cap,standard Luftwaffe blue grey material in excellent condition, no moth damage ,nap of cloth very good, one single air vent to each side of cap,single button front with a standard cross hatched stitched eagle, to the interior the lining in a light tan heavy cotton twill with only the remains of the leather forehead sweatband, a pair of Red silk initials on a label stitched to the lining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE Y STRAPS. An good wartime produced pair of the simplified Y straps which had no D ring attachment whatsoever. These were used by various arms but can be seen in a very large amount of photographs being worn by Fallschirmjager troops who wore simplified fighting orders throughout the war. This example pair are brown to the interior with a factory blackened roughened finish to exterior. They are unpolished and all the stitching remains in a good bone white contrasting colour. There is a stamp from a Vienna maker dating these to '42'. The rear mounting hook has the outer leather flap to alleviate the hook catching on items when the soldier is sat down. All the hooks are 'O & C' marked and have the correct light grey paint finish. There is some chipping and minor rust bleed to all of the metal fittings. The metal hook again is in the same finish. The leather items are very good and supple and perfectly mountable upon a display. A scarce and hard to find item of equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LZ127 GRAF ZEPPELIN PORCELAIN. A most superb set of three items of china from the famous airship, the LZ127 the Graf Zeppelin. These three superb items all produced by the Company Heinrich & Company of Bavaria with their logo on the base of each item, also with the logo in light brown 'Graf Zeppelin 1928'. The three items comprise of a tea cup, saucer and tea plate. They are gilt edged with the most beautiful gilt and blue decoration to each piece with both the tea plate and the cup having the further designation of 'LZ' within an oval. All the three items in the most perfect undamaged condition. The first flight of the Graf Zeppelin was on the 18th September 1928, it was fitted out for transatlantic flight in the most exquisite fashion. It's operational career spanned almost 9 years, having its last flight in June 1937. All flights were without incident but unfortunately was withdrawn from service after the crash and destruction of the LZ129 Hindenburg at Lakehurst in May 1937. It was withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1940. Fortunately much of the china survived, this is an exquisite item for the collectors of historic porcelain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.35 DOUBLE DECAL WINTER OVERPAINT CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A steel helmet that has seen extensive combat use, starting out life as a typical double decal M.35 helmet, subsequently receiving a coat of white paint and then two further coats of grey paint. Interestingly there are traces of red over certain areas of the white that would suggest that could well have been a medics helmet, the M.35 tri-colour decal is visible below the paint and the paint that overlays the decal has greatly crazed with minute crackling due to shrinkage. The eagle decal is visible with much scratching and areas of flaking as well as a certain amount of over paint. The white paint has faded to a wonderful bone grey colour and again displays minute cracking and the crown areas shows much of the original white coming through the later field grey paint. Two of the original rivets are in place and these have the same paint to the heads and are the early brass type that once had a nickel over plating. One rear rivet appears to be a later addition and could possibly be a restoration. The inner lining is good and supple however there is breakage to at least three of the fingers and a certain degree of cracking to the leather. An M.40 type label chin strap is present and this is dated '42' to the end of the tongue, again although original this is probably a collector replacement. The interior of the helmet appears to be read 'SE66' and a lot number being '3049'. An excellent display helmet that shows much use and clearly is a combat veteran helmet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.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 MEDICS ARM BAND. A white linen arm band with the red medics cross finely woven upon it. It is in unissued condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 POLICE ARM EAGLE. An ultra rare piece of insignia being the heavy wire woven police eagle on finely grained black backing cloth that would be fitted to the arm of the police black wrap over tunic. Complete with all of its backing material. There are holes visible where it has been attached to a tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 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 POLITICAL MESS TIN. 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.
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 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 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.
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 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 THIRD REICH SA RESERVE MEMBERSHIP CARD & PIN A single double sided printed hard card ausweis for a member of the SA Reserve. The card is dated '1934' with the full members name. On the reverse side is the membership stamps. Complete with the members original SA Reserve lapel pin with its twisted and groove fixing pin, which is slightly loose to the main body of the pin itself, which is maker marked in raised relief with the wording 'Ges Gesch'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SAUER 38H HOLSTER. The exact designation of holsters is somewhat difficult, however the dimensions appear to be that that would accommodate various of the mid style automatic pistols utilised by the Third Reich. The item is constructed from a mid brown prestof material in a mid brown colour. This colour would suit both luftwaffe and political usage. There is some cracking to the top flap however, this has been well reinforced and collector restored.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 SMOKE TROOPS SHOULDER STRAPS. An excellent pair of heavily used slip-on Leutnant's shoulder boards for a Smoke Troops unit. Subdued grey wire exterior with carmine underlay, some moth to the underlay as seen on our web site images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL. A Social Welfare Medal in exceptionally good condition, because of the zinc construction these normally have lost all their finish. Complete with its red and white ribbon, although only a short section for display on the board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 SOLDBUCH & AWARD DOCUMENTS. An interesting and scarce group of 4 award documents and accompanying soldbuch, which belonged to a former member of the Motorised Infantry. Medal in the East A5 document, folded to centre, awarded to Stabsgefreiten Konrad Hofmann, September 1942. War Service 2nd Class with sword citation, A5 size, to Konrad Hofmann 1./Wach Patl.591, December 1942 with facsimile signature of Army Group B Commandering Chief Frhr.Von Weichs. Iron Cross 2nd Class A5 size citation. Hofmann was then a member of 5./Gren.Rgt.20. 30th April 1944, pen signed by Oberst Ackeman who was awarded the German Cross in Gold. Infantry Assault Badge in bronze, awarded 8th May 1944, signed by Major Hadenecker, who was awarded the Knights Cross and a Major in May 1944 and the German Cross in Gold in April 1942. Hofmann was also awarded the Wound Badge, although there is no certificate. Soldbuch has had the swastika removed from the eagle to cover. It is a well worn soldbuch, unfortunately the photograph has been removed. Every page complete and with many notations. The spine of the soldbuch has been sewn together for strength. The group is accompanied by one double sided A5 sheet research, detailing all the award certificates, Hofmann's military history, his field post numbers and the history of all the units he was involved with. 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 in the U.K. This item came from his collection.
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 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. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS MEDICAL UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SLIP ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of unused but toned and slightly scagged slip-on shoulder boards worn by a Waffen SS medical officer. Black underlay with a separately applied black attachment tab. The tags have not been split at the point to go over a button. Deep blue artificial silk piping with subdued grey outer material, which has some snags and very light oxidisation.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS MOUNTAIN DIVISION PRINZ EUGEN CITATION PAIR. An excellent pair of citations to an SS Obersturmfuhrer Franz Robl of SS Panzer Jager Abteilung 7 being the field type citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ’24.2.1944’ with unit rubber stamp visible. Pen signed by an SS Obersturmfuhrer and Unit Adjutant, unidentified, on behalf of the Commanding General of the Division Artur Phelps. Accompanying this rare citation is another field type citation which unfortunately is very faint awarding SS Obersturmfuhrer Franz Robl the Croat Order of the Crown of King Zwonomir III with swords, issued December 1943 with unit issue rubber stamp and identical signature from the officer who signed the Iron Cross 2nd class citation. During December 1943 to the end of January 1944 the Division was engaged in heavy fighting against Marshall Tito’s communist partisans as part of Operation Schneegestoeber. BCC14
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OBERFUHRER HANS PLESH SIGNATURE. A pencil signature of SS Oberfuhrer Hans Plesh on a section of paper laid onto the page of the original Hitler Youth members autograph book that this was removed from, complete with a newspaper photograph of Plesh. Awarded the Knights Cross 9th June 1944 with a photocopy of the page of the Hitler Youth members autograph book this was placed onto. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER SCHULZ PAPER GROUPING. A fabulous large amount of paperwork and documents relating to SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz. Born February 7th 1905, died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist, Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920. He was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area, he was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Group Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 20's and early 30's and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schultz was dismissed from his full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment, he also sat as a deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1944 he was the leader in the Polish Lodz Ghetto. NSDAP party number 22,175, a very low number, SS membership number 15,838. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this has been split and we believe we have the largest amount of the paperwork. An original A4 size award document for the Jul-Lichter, with printed facsimile signature of Heinrich Himmler, dated Julfest 1939. A very unusual A5 sized document with facsimile signature from Heinrich Himmler, dated 21st December 1942, wishing all of the SS men congratulations during the festivals of 1943. One of the most interesting items in the whole grouping is the ultra rare Schutzstaffel Der NSDAP Kleiderkasse, this is the 30 page soft covered booklet for all SS officers, which is basically a catalogue of all of the uniforms available and their individual prices. The cover is impressed from the interior outwards, with the SS runes and around this area it has been beautifully hand sketched in runic motifs and foliate patterns, it is dated 1940, 12 of the 30 pages are beautifully illustrated in black and white of all of the uniforms and uniform carrying equipment that was available to the SS officer, both in Allgemeine black and field grey for the Waffen SS, the artwork is superb. Inside the booklet is the lower half of the order form for SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Schultz confirming that he has ordered a uniform tunic and trousers on the 11th June 1942, the top half has been torn off through the perforations and sent to the Central SS Clothing Office. A small single green card double sided, but only printed on one side being the Dauer-Ausweis for Gau area Westfalen-Nord, named to Karl Schulz with his correct party number 22,175, pinned to the folder is an early and scarce tinny with large swastika with rose to centre, fully maker marked on the reverse side. A double folded hard linen card being an ausweis karte. Two superbly designed visit cards of Karl Schulz, the logo being a knights helmet with the SS runes and Totenkopf within a black shield below, with two shields, one either side. A double sided hard card ausweis being the Bezirkskarte for Munster Westfalia, dated July 1936 with pass photograph of Schulz wearing Allgemeine SS uniform with Regiment No.19 collar patch to the upper right hand collar. A single double sided printed card showing him as a member of the NSDAP with his service rank of Gauamtsleiter in Munster on the 13th June 1936, accompanied by another double folded payment card known as the Banrischzell. The Deutsche Arbeits Front membership card for Karl Schulz with many membership payment stamps to 1935 and some for 1934. A large amount of correspondence to Schulz from the Reichspropagandaamt in Litzmmstadt, which was the Lodz Ghetto being the second largest ghetto after the Warsaw Ghetto. The Litzmmstadt documents would be very interesting reading after translation, they appear to relate to Einsatzgruppen. Four excellent postcards, two showing Dr. Robert Ley reviewing some Hitler Youth boys another one of the Feldherrenhalle in Munich and the last of Ehardt Milch, all of the postcards have been franked and posted. A single sheet with in colour the NSDAP Golden Party Badge with the text 'Der Alten Garde Des Fuhrers January 1943' with unidentified signature and two verses of a Third Reich song on the reverse side. Letters to Schulz on the headed paper of Reichsfuhrer SS. Entry cards for Gau meeting 1938 in Gelsenkirchen, named to Schulz with the rally badge of that same meeting. A beautifully illuminated double side card programme of events for the Gelsenkirchen meeting. Another similar for 1937. A small group of A4 size propaganda pamphlets for 1932 and 33. A 1922 dated Arbeits book for Karl Schulz. A group of 68 photographs originally in an album being a mixture of Waffen SS officers in VT style uniform, groupings of party and SS personnel, Civilians possibly family, we can only imagine that these are images of Schulz. Close-ups of SA uniforms, all interesting detail. Two other loose groups of approximately 20 photographs each, again a mixture of SS and political and lastly a large grouping of miscellaneous SS, SA, NSDAP and other party organisations correspondence. Very interesting headed papers. It is extremely rare that a grouping such as this to such a high ranking SS officer within one of the ghetto/concentration camps of Europe would come onto the market.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS POLITZEI DIVISION MANS CUFF TITLE. A classic Bevo produced item with the grey subdued thread throughout upon black grained backing. This title is in excellent uncut condition, however there are small areas of edge fraying to two areas that have been folded, with delicate handling this would remain perfectly good for display. The ends are turned over and machined in place and there is the correct Bevo Wuppertal wording to one end. This has not been mounted upon a tunic. The colour is excellent with only very minor fading to the black areas that give the slightly characteristic very dark purple hue.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS SACHSENHAUSEN CAMP GUARD’S WEHRPASS. A superb condition wehrpass, standard Armed Forces type, photograph inside pass shows a rather large guard, born in 1886, wearing his M.36 tunic with Totenkopf collar patch. Stampings inside are of Totenkopf Sturmbann Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg in 1939. Many other entries. A very good condition SS wehrpass.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOARD. Single stitch-on subdued bullion weave shoulder board with light blue for Transport Section waffenfarbe over black underlay. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 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 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 UNTEROFFICER'S SCHOOL PHOTO ALBUM. A small photograph album of an army member attending the Under Officers School. On the opening page is an original Bevo woven full length uncut Unteroffiziers Schule cuff title placed within the front cover. 21 images of the original owner attending the Unteroffiziers Schule with various group images, training, officers etc., Three images at least of the cuff title being worn with the remaining amount of photographs, 27 in full, being of life outside of the school. A postcard size image at the very end of the album showing the owner with his lady friend wearing his Unteroffiziers School tunic with the Gothic lettering of the school clearly shown on his shoulder board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH UNTEROFFIZIER SCHULE CUFF TITLE. A slightly shortened cuff title in beautiful Bevo weave, silver on green, for the Unteroffizier Schule.
GERMAN THIRD REICH VOIGTLANDER CAMERA. A standard privately purchased Voigtlander camera with its original instructions and its leather case, the instructions are all printed in French, including its original separate shutter release. The case is complete with its neck strap. The camera is the classic camera seen in many images hanging around the necks of German soldiers, as it is well known German soldiers were allowed to take photographs in combat zones and subsequently we have some of the most marvellous photograph albums available from this period. Many of those images would have been taken with a camera such as this. These cameras were bought in great quantities in major French cities including Paris after the occupation of France and would be an excellent item to place on a post battle of France period mannequin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS ARMOURER TRADE PATCH. A very rare trade patch, mint unissued condition being the crossed rifle and machine gun in heavy NCO thread for an Armourer NCO in the Waffen SS. Still with its original SS RZM label to the reverse side, it has never been applied to a uniform.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS DIV. FLORIAN GEYER CUFF TITLE. A full length enlisted ranks cuff title in Bevo weave for the Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. The 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer was formed on the 2nd August 1941 as the SS Cavalry Brigade. It was upgraded to Divisional status on the 1st June 1942. On the 12th March 1944 the Division was given the Honour Title 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Within the last 10 years a small quantity of Florian Geyer cuff titles were discovered in Germany, some were in mint condition and some had shredded through age, this is one of the shredded examples. The reverse side has been strengthened and it is all complete but careful handling is needed.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS OBERSTURMFUHRER'S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. Waffen SS shoulder boards for concentration camp units. Black wool underlay, artificial silk cotton brown piping. One rank pip to each board. Semi subdued silver grey wire exterior.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SHOULDER BOARD. A single Waffen SS shoulder board, stitch in style, with cavalry yellow waffenfarbe. Some light moth to the black centre of the board and some fraying to the mainly upper edge of the yellow waffenfarbe, which is consistent with the board rubbing against the collar of the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SIGNALS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched set of stitch-in style shoulder boards for a Waffen SS Untersturmfuhrer of a signal's unit. Both boards match completely with their artificial silk lemon yellow waffenfarbe and black Melton underlay. To the exterior one may have been exposed to the light as it is oxidised. Obviously the board has stayed in its original subdued grey.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEBBING AFRIKA TYPE EQUIPMENT STRAP. A late war strap, these were often associated with Africa, however saw extensive service in European theatres. It has the Lux tab to one end as well as black leather quick release strap. The item overall is in stored near mint condition. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT REVERSIBLE SPLINTER HOOD. A good example, size marked to the interior with some staining to the white side, however excellent and nick-free with original tying cords present.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEST WALL MEDAL CITATION. A single A5 size citation, unusually double punch holed and folded in good condition, awarded to Unteroffizier Fritz Schepp on the 28th February 1940 by the Commander of Army Group Area VI. Facsimile ink stamp of the General Lieutenant with rubber ink stamp. Schepp was part of the 78th Infantry Regiment, which was part of the 26th Infantry Division and fought at the battle of Kursk.BCC19
GERMAN THIRD REICH WINTER MEDAL OF THE EAST AND DEMJANSK SHIELD CITATIONS. An interesting pair of citations, the Demjansk Shield being in a semi hard card, both A5 sized and both punch holed for filing, awarded to the unusual rank of Schirrmeister Josef Grunebach who was on the staff of Pioneer Battalion 2. The Winter Medal in the East citation, awarded ‘15th July 1942’, unit rubber stamped with ink Battalion Commander signature. The Demjansk Shield, which is slightly larger than A5 on semi hard card, awarded ‘December 1943’ with unit rubber stamp and facsimile signature of General Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt. This unit had taken part in the invasion of France and subsequently spent of the rest of the war on the Eastern Front including being surrounded in the Demjansk Cauldron. From January 1945 it was involved in particular bitter fighting around Danzig and Kolberg being evacuated by sea. A interesting pair.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 TRENCH CANDLES. Four candles for use in the trenches with an image of Von Hindenburg on the base.
GERMAN VIKTOR LUTZE COMMAND FLAG. A most beautifully embroidered version of the last pattern command flag for the Chief of the SA Viktor Lutze. It should be added that after Lutze’s death in 1943 Wilhelm Schepmann was made Chief of the SA. This fabulously rare example measuring 27 x 26cm, with the double sided central insignia of an SA Commander. The gold central SA insignia is of the most highest quality of Third Reich period embroidery. Laid onto a white fluffy backing material with four standing swastikas around the edge with gold trim. Some light moth damage to both sides on the red field only with some light moth tracking to the nap on the white border. On one side hand applied in indelible pencil by the GI who captured this ‘MARCH 10.1945 SAARBURG, GERMANY.’ Beautifully double sided framed with the name ‘Viktor Lutze’ on a gold plate at the base, this can be removed from the frame if so desired.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS CAP AND ARM EDELWEISS BADGES. A matched pair of edelweiss badges to be worn on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Silver grey machine embroidered edelweiss on oval backing with the cut and trimmed cap edelweiss also in silver grey weave.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS EDELWEISS SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Mint unused condition finely machine embroidered silver and yellow sleeve edelweiss for wearing on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Slight moth damage to one edge.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS HAUPTSTURMFUHRER PRINTED CAMOUFLAGE SMOCK RANK BADGES. Two pairs of the green and black printed sleeve rank insignia for the camouflage smock for the rank of SS Hauptsturmfuhrer with their original maker’s tag attached to them.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS MEDICAL OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of slip-on shoulder boards for a Waffen SS medical Untersturmfuhrer. The exterior is in subdued grey wire lace, central colour of artificial silk royal blue with black wool underlay. Each board has its own slip-on tab, which has never been pierced for fitting to a uniform tunic. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS 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. 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 WARTIME AWARD BOOK - DR.HEINRICH DOEHLE. The extremely rare and desirable 3rd Edition published early 1941 entitled Die Auszeichnungen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs Orden Ehrenzeichen Abzeichen. The 1943 edition of the Doehle book can be generally available, in fact we have another example on our web site at this present time. The third edition dated '1941' is extremely rare. It contains 127 pages of text, black and white photographs showing all the Orders and Medals instituted up to and including 1941. There is a four page colour insert for the medal ribbon bars. This example is in excellent condition complete with original black and white dust cover, which does have some light creases and tears.
GERMAN WII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. An excellent condition dagger with standard twin fullered blade with standard etched panels to both sides with ‘Eickhorn’ trademark, with its original felt washer that sits between the upper blade and the lower cross guard. Undamaged white celluloid grip with all of its original grip wire. It would appear that the dagger was once turned black with nicotine stains and has been cleaned, evidence of the old black can be seen in the lower areas of the dagger. Unusually the scabbard is totally undented.
GERMAN WII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good large size Q68 M.40 single decal combat helmet. The helmet shows extensive combat use and has had a number of paint finishes including the final hand applied dark blue grey Luftwaffe paint. The inner shell of the helmet remains in the original factory sprayed finish. The M.31 liner is complete and in place, there is a little dryness around the edges, however the leather remains good and flexible. The original drawstring is present, one quarter of the original chinstrap remains. To the rear of the helmet there are two names, the first name being ‘Pippa’ which has been crossed out and another name ‘Woitzik’ painted above. The re-issue of Luftwaffe helmets towards the end of the war was a common occurrence. The single Luftwaffe decal is all intact but faint. On close examination it can be seen that the decal has been very carefully cut around with a finely hand applied coat of paint. The overall condition is good, stored and dusty. The liner has always been present in this helmet and the pins show no signs of tampering. There is a little rust to the inner dome, which is not deep. The lot number is 258, overall an excellent and very large size combat helmet.
GERMAN WW II ARMY OR SS PANZER N C O SHOULDER BOARDS A Superb untouched set of matching slip on shoulder boards for a Panzer N C O, Pink wool piped which has worn away around the tips of both boards, we have seen this occur many times on tunics that have been well serviced used , the tips of the boards wear against the collar of the tunic, an attempt has ben made probably by the original wearer to restitch the pink wool waffenfarbe to the main body of one of the boards , the opposite side board has its tip of waffenfarbe laying loose, the nap of the black wool is thin except in the area wher the tunic shoulder board retaining buttons have protected the wool, the underlay wool is all black and both slip ons are present. Condition:
GERMAN WW II 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 WW1 BADEN OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A very good large sized ‘59’ Baden Infantry officers pickelhaube, the skull having minor congealing, slight damage to the exterior skin in the area of the upper right of the front wing of the Baden Griffin front plate. Both peaks with minor congealing but firmly affixed to the main body. The officers back strap, non-screwable spike, circular spike base, Baden officers front plate, flat chin scales and peak trim all match in good gilt. The helmet is complete with its standard form of national Reich cockade with the non serrated edged gold and red cockade of the State of Baden. To the interior the sweatband is in very unusual light cream bordering on white soft Morocco leather with the inner silk also being in a matching colour, this has shredded slightly. Evidence of the blocked gilt maker’s mark to the remains of the inner silk. A small tablet to the inner part of the rear peak, which is lined in red, the front inner peak lined in green states the size ‘59’. A superb helmet.
GERMAN WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN FIGHTING KNIFE. A very good example of the Anton Wingen Junior produced fighting knife, which shows the etched panel of a 42cm mortar shell plus the scroll below ‘DEUTSCHER BRUNNER’ the Anton Wingen logo is on the opposite side of the blade. The blade is in excellent condition measuring 13cm with the overall length of the blade being 26cm. The stag grip having metal top pommel and lower chape, all fitted into its original black painted scabbard with is good strong leather belt loop and hilt retaining strap with a fully operational male/female closing stud.
GERMAN WW1 JAGER ZU PFERDE OFFICERS LOBSTER TAIL HELMENT. A very good condition all white metal lobster tail helmet for an officer of one of the following Jager Zu Pferde regiments, 8,9,10,11,12,13. The skull is totally undented, all of the plating excellent to the upper skull section. To the lower lobster tail section the plating is thin in places which have been identified on our web images. The coloration of all the fittings, which include the complete trim to the helmet, the fluted spike, clover leaf spike base, Jager Zu Pferde Prussian style front plate, large curved chin scales, side trefoils covering the correct large size national and Prussian State cockades all match. To the interior the original officers sweatband and inner liner is in place, it has seen considerable wear use. The fawn velvet lining to the interior lobster tail is discoloured but complete. There appears to be an inventory, which maybe museum numbers, of ‘0007600’ stamped to both the silk of the inner liner and the leather sweatband, these may be museum accession numbers. The leather of the sweatband is slightly loose from the main body at the rear of the helmet.we have been informed by a very knowledgable collecter that the inventory numbers are from the Army Museum in Rastatt Germany who disposed of items from their inventory in the 1970,s.
GERMAN WW1 POST HOME HELMET. A good M.16 trench helmet, stamped ‘Q66’ to the inner shell. The exterior retains virtually all of its apple green finish with to the crown a large address label to an address in Ohio in the USA. The circular franking stamp is only faint and there is some staining but the label is generally intact. To the brow of the helmet there is the outline of where another post home label was originally affixed, this probably contained the US Army Postal Service stamps and possibly the sender’s address. To the interior the outline of an original owner’s name hand applied to the inner skirt is visible. The two strap retaining lugs are in place with its original leather liner band and three inner pads all of which are without their inner horsehair. A super battlefield pick-up and post home helmet.
GERMAN WW1 PRUSSIAN FIELD ARTILLERY NO.1 1 YEAR VOLUNTEER PICKELHAUBE. A magnificent condition all leather pickelhaube, non size stamped or pencil marked but possibly size 54. The skull is absolutely superb, slight congealing to the front and back peaks but both peaks are securely attached to the main body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, ball top, circular base, Prussian front plate with cut out crown, domed chin scales, which is correct for Field Artillery, peak trim all match in colour. Both of the cockades are the enlisted mans variety. To the interior the multi tongued NCO or 1 Year Volunteer liner in excellent condition complete with part of its original drawstring. To the interior of the helmet in between the two screws of the front plate is a large label, which reads ‘EINJAHRIG-FREIWILLIGER’ (1 Year Volunteer) with the name of ‘Oels 7.Batterie’.
GERMAN WW1 PRUSSIAN FIELD ARTILLERY RESERVE OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. Very good leather skull, some minor indentations, both peaks firmly affixed to the main body. All of the fittings match with nice frosting to the Prussian front plate with Reserve Officers Cross below, correct domed chin scales, full officers national and State cockades. To the interior the leather sweatband has seen wear use but all complete with the inner silk liner sweat stained and shredded in places. There is a size button of ‘57’ fitted to the inner rear peak.
GERMAN WWI 12TH INFANTRY REGIMENT SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of shoulder boards, M.15 style non-piped, with only minor mismatching but has been worn as a pair.
GERMAN WWI 9TH INFANTRY REGIMENT SHOULDER BOARDS. A very good matched pair of M.15 non-piped shoulder boards for Regiment No.9.
GERMAN WWI AUSTRAIN OR GERMAN AMMUNITION POUCH A very nice single ammunition pouch for rifle ammunition made from fibre board with riveted edges. Belt loop to the reverse side complete.
GERMAN WWI AVIATION AND AIR BALOON PHOTO ALBUM. A fabulous album containing 183 images, starting in WWI with images of the pilot sitting in his single wing monoplane carrying his flying helmet. Another Sanke card of Otto Stiefvater and Jeannin-Stahltaub at the Johannisthal Flying School, which is pen signed and dated '1913'. Men and vehicles of the Feldflieger Abteilung 47 standing next to one of their vehicles with the unit markings clearly showing on the vehicle. Many more images of mechanics standing next to their machines. Aviators standing in their cockpits of their machines posing for the camera. Crashed aircraft in the snow. Air to air shots of First War machines. Uniforms with flying distinction badges being shown. Observation balloons being erected with Iron Crosses on the balloons. Air to ground shots. A wonderful large size format image of an Imperial German aviator wearing a full length cross over flying suit wearing a visor cap carrying his classic German flying helmet. More images of aircraft on the ground. The men of the unit at rest. A wonderful shot of a machine having a very distinctive camouflage and starburst insignia to the right hand side of the fuselage. Damaged French towns and cities. The album then moves on the late 1920's and early 1930's with images of aeroplanes with accompanying logo of Deutscher Luft-Lloyd on both the aeroplanes and buildings. A great image of post being loaded onto a Deutscher Luft-Lloyd aircraft. Operations Room for the aircraft with engine repair shots. A De Havilland Aircraft Company large bi-plane landed in Germany. Flying days with lots of aircraft lined up. Many more crashed aircraft shots of bi-planes. The album then moves into what we identified as the early 1930's with monoplanes crashed in a forest. Danish bi-planes. Latvian Air Force bi-planes in camouflage. An Aero Lloyd passenger aircraft loading passengers. Japanese aviators. Seaplanes. A Russian bi-plane visiting. Images of a military style funeral in the Reichswher Period. All of the men wearing the M.16 trench helmets. A very interesting shot of a group of men at a party, we presume they may be members of a Reichswher Flying Unit, they are all wearing winged propeller collar insignia and one with Imperial German Flying Badge at his breast. More group images of the same unit with more Imperial badges in evidence. One shot of all the officers and men sitting together with a background notice on the wall 'Flugwache Adlershof'. More shots of different groups of officers and men in this flying unit. The album then moves onto ballooning where the officers and men are wearing police style uniforms, one with an armband clearly marked 'Luftfahrt' with a propeller below, followed by the letters 'Uberwachung' with great detail close-up shots of wickerwork baskets loaded with men about to embark on a balloon flight. A highly detailed and interesting album charting aviation, mainly German, between WWI and the middle 1930's.
GERMAN WWI AVIATION PHOTO ALBUM. An album containing 48 images charting the life on an aviators station in WWI. 14 of the images contain machines, at least four are very good air to air shots. Aircraft lined up on the landing fields outside their pilot engineers tents. Spectacular crashes. Aircraft taking off. One image taken just after a crash with the aircraft still burning. Other shots of pilots of the squadron either in their mess studying maps discussing tactics, this is by high ranking officers of the squadron. Officers in motor vehicles. Destroyed French buildings. Five air to ground shots.
GERMAN WWI AVIATORS LEATHER FLYING HELMET. A good small group comprising a well service used Imperial German flying helmet of the standard form. The outer crown crazed overall through heat. Some abrasions to the leather of the edge and crown cushion. Complete with its front peak, ear protectors and neck flap. The neck flap is issue stamped, however through dirt and age it is difficult to clearly make out any of the markings. Inside the front peak the initials ‘HO’ have been hand applied. Accompanying the helmet is a studio portrait, head and shoulders of an Imperial German aviator wearing the Litewka tunic with his flying wing propeller shoulder boards clearly visible, the picture is slightly faded. Situated in its black wood frame, interestingly the backing to the frame including its stand is profusely covered in impregnated iron crosses. The condition of the frame and picture are identical in storage staining to the helmet, indicating that the picture and the helmet belonged to the same man.
GERMAN WWI BADEN INFANTRYMAN’S PICKELHAUBE. A nicely unit marked small size all leather pickelhaube for a soldier with Baden Infantry Regiment 111. The skull is slightly distorted and some patches of the skin missing, front and back peaks all tight to the body and congealed. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike, circular spike base, large Baden Griffin front plate, front peak trim and all of the fittings for the straps and strap posts in matching field grey patination. The helmet is fitted with its national and Baden cockade. To the inside painted to the inner skull reads ‘J.R.111 1916’. The 8 tongued liner is all complete with a leather drawstring and marked to the interior back peak with an Army Corps marking, which is extremely difficult to read but would appear to be ‘B.A.XIV’ (Army Corps 14) which would concur with the regimental markings of Jager Regiment 111. Condition:
GERMAN WWI BALLOON AND AVIATION ALBUM. A very interesting album containing 59 images, the first is of a large German observation balloon with a large Iron Cross on the side being hoisted aloft, followed by Western Front images. Groups of army officers and NCOs. Air to ground shots. Destroyed buildings. An excellent shot, side on view very large format of a Maxim 08 being used in its anti aircraft role with its three man gunner crew and NCO observing, followed by more images of balloons being hoisted aloft. An excellent large shot of a captured French aircraft with unusual insignia to the fuselage. More images of officers being hoisted into observation balloons. 17 loose images all large format excellent exposure of close-ups of all the balloon unit's equipment, trolleyed radio telephone units, the winch vehicles, portable hangers, a balloon crashed in a forest, an observer just being lifted off the ground in the balloon wearing his full flying equipment. Excellent close-ups of the wicker basket. Accompanying the album is the owner's WWII Third Reich period wherpass. A photograph of himself in civilian dress, age of birth 1894. Page 12 and 13 give a full list of his units and service from 1914 through to 1918 in balloon units. A good album for the ballooning enthusiast.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN INFANTRY NCO PICKELHAUBE. A very nice pickelhaube, stamped size ‘58’ to the interior. The skull is excellent, front and back peaks free of any congealing and firmly attached to the main body of the helmet. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, unscrewable spike and circular spike base, Bavarian front plate, front peak trim all match in colour, the frosting to the Bavarian front plate is superb. Complete with both its national and State cockades, original brass mounted leather chinstrap. To the interior it is fitted with an officers liner, mid tan leather sweatband with the inner silk liner, which has one ink stain to it. The front and back inner peaks are lined in red and green. The inner crown area also having all of its original colour remaining.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN LANDWEHR LONG SERVICE 2ND CLASS CLASP. The rare clasp being the Bavarian Long Service Cross 2nd Class, 1876 to 1913. Beautifully embroidered into the ribbon ‘LII’ indicating Ludwig 2nd of Bavaria.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN OLIVE DRAB FRONT PLATE. A standard Bavarian enlisted ranks front plate all finished in olive drab, probably fitted to one of the Palestine style tropical helmets.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN RESERVE ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A nice condition, non size marked possibly size 54 or 55 all leather pickelhaube to an enlisted man in an unidentified Bavarian Reserve Regiment. Good skull with crazing overall, matching crazing to the front and back peaks, which are both securely attached to the main body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike, circular spike base, cut out Bavarian front plate, front peak trim and strap fittings all match, complete with its red, white and black Reich cockade and blue and silver Bavarian cockade. To the interior the 8 tongue leather liner is all intact with undamaged tips to the tongues with a good interior colour. The faint remains of a manufacturer’s circular stamp is visible but unreadable.
GERMAN WWI CLOTH COVERED GLASS WATER BOTTLE. A very very rare water bottle of the German army in WWI being a paper cloth (ersatz) glass water bottle. The bottle is in excellent condition and followers of the recent Michael Baldwin auction sale will have seen an identical example sold in the sale for 960 GBP.
GERMAN WWI CRUSHABLE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A superb battlefield style cap constructed in field grey corded material, red centre band, red waffenfarbe to the crown, twin officers Reich and State Prussian cockades, patent leather strap, congealed leather soft crushable peak, sweatband of the ersatz type complete although slightly loose from the main body, complete with all heavy duty cotton interior lining. No moth damage, considerable service wear use evident but still all complete and very attractive.
GERMAN WWI CYCLIST BAG. An extremely rare item of pre war equipment being the bag for cyclists. This particular example is in the red/brown material and has the fixtures for shoulder straps to the rear which have clearly never been fitted. There is a date of ''1888'' to the top throat. All closures are good and supple. There are various markings inside of the bag. This item has clearly never been issued and remains in superb stored condition.
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 ERSATZ LINE TESTER KIT BOX. A scarce ancillary box to carry the line testing set being of the Imperial German paper cloth material, this was a woven material made from wood pulp that increasingly became used during the mid to final stages of the First World War. The sides and closure are in black leather. There is a linen lining. The lid is stable and fixed, however a little split to the rear. There is one mouse chew to the black sides. Any element of this scarce paper cloth material must be considered rare, an unusual item.
GERMAN WWI ERSATZ PRUSSIAN UHLAN HELMET. One of the rarest varieties of the Uhlan helmet being the ersatz example in felt. This beautiful condition skull is totally undamaged with all the metallic parts being the non removable steel mortarboard top and Prussian front plate, both matching in olive green paint, an olive green heavily grained chinstrap with matching paintwork to the strap fittings. The helmet is complete with its original black and white Prussian field cockade, which has worn through at the top of the cockade to the metal below. Complete with its red, white and black Reichs cockade. To the interior its 10 tongued liner still with very nice mid tan colour, all of the tips to the tongues intact and unbroken. A super helmet. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI FIELD ARTILLERY STEIN. A beautiful deep blue porcelain stein of half litre size purchased by a member on his two year national service of the 4th Battery 2nd Thuringen Field Artillery Regiment No.55, who served between 1912 and 1914. The detail to the main body is absolutely superb with a multiplicity of colours of Field Artillery being horse drawn across fields, the guns in action with very fine detail to the pickelhaubes with the ball tops in the images. The actual lid is in the shape of a fuse head from an artillery shell. The list of names of the reservists on either side of the handle is very faint. The Imperial eagle thumblift, absolutely undamaged and in original condition. The lithophane in the base shows the soldier saying goodbye to either his mother or girlfriend. Totally without cracks or damage of any sort.
GERMAN WWI FIGHTING KNIFE. An excellent ex Michael Baldwin collection standard German trench knife. The blade is bright with some scratch marks. All the blackened finish to the cross guard present, undamaged wood ribbed grips, in its original scabbard having the majority of its black paint finish remaining with slight corrosion for a 2cm length at the base. The belt loop and hilt retaining loop has good strong supple leather with the male/female closing stud in operation and working correctly.
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 GEW 98 BAYONET. A good example of the 98/05 bayonet for the GEW98 rifle, marked to the flat back of the blade crown over ‘W’ with date ‘15’, maker marked ‘V.G.Schilling of Suhl’. The blade is excellent, wood grips undamaged. Some surface rusting to the top pommel, which is Imperial acceptance stamped in its scarce leather scabbard, which is a little distorted but the stitching to the reverse side of the scabbard still good and strong with its extremely rare leather frog, which is marked ‘B.A.M’ the frog also marked ‘Hans Romer of Neu-Ulm’ with a date of ‘1914’. The bottom chape fitted to the scabbard is slightly dull in finish.
GERMAN WWI GEW88 AMMUNITION POUCH. A very good single pouch for the Gew 88. All leather stitching strong to the flap of the pouch, complete with both of its leather belt loops, again the stitching is strong. No breaks in the leather anywhere. Faint remains of infantry regiment markings and the date ‘1888’ within the upper inner lid.
GERMAN WWI HAMBURG FIELD DECORATION HONOUR BADGE. The unofficial award for participation in WWI issued by the Veterans Assocation of Hamburg during the years 1920 to 1933. Beautiful condition, all original gilding to the crossed swords, undamaged white enamel, complete with its inscription to the reverse side ‘Deutschez Feld-Ehrenzeichen Hamburg 3’ with unique double thickness pronged pin and original catch with all finish remaining to the reverse side. Placed in a period box but we do not believe this to be the original presentation box if there ever was one.
GERMAN WWI HELMET SPIKE AND BASE. A lovely little relic of WWI being the one-piece spike and base from a brass mounted pickelhaube with the remains of its helmet cover, virtually welded to the spike. The remains of the skull of the helmet affixed to the split pin domes that secure the spike base to the helmet.
GERMAN WWI IMPERIAL BAVARIAN PARADE SASH. A most beautiful blue and silver officers parade sash for wearing on full dress occasions by Bavarian officers. The brocade is in blue and silver, absolutely super. A couple of light discoloration areas on the drop parts. There is no oxidisation anywhere on the silver lace and the distinction between the blue and white is very good.
GERMAN WWI IMPERIAL GERMAN JAGER SHAKO. An absolutely superb example of the Imperial German Prussian Jager shako, this is a large example, stamped size ‘57’ to the interior. To the exterior shell the finish is absolutely superb, all the original lacquer remaining, very minor creasing to the leather back peak. All of the fittings, which include the Prussian front plate and the strap attachments and buckles are completely matching in their field grey chemical finish. The black and white Prussian field cockade in cloth is original to the helmet, with its national red white and black cockade fitted to the right hand side of the helmet, the paint is mint. To the interior the liner is complete, one tongue has slightly torn away from the main body of the liner and has been collector repaired. It is complete with its original leather drawstring, all the original colour remains to the interior shell with a ‘1918’ clear date and slightly faint oval maker’s stamp. A beautiful example of this Imperial German item of headdress.
GERMAN WWI IMPERIAL SAXON FRIEDRICH AUGUST MEDAL. A superb quality example of the Friedrich August medal, all finish remaining to the award with its correct yellow and grey ribbon, this is the 2nd class example.
GERMAN WWI IMPERIAL WOUND BADGE AND CITATION. A scarce one piece stamped black naval issue wound badge retaining all of its original colour and its fixing pin with its small size citation issued to an officer wounded during an air attack on Ghent in Belgium on the 30th October 1918. The citation was issued at the naval base of Wilhelmshaven on the 30th January 1920.
GERMAN WWI IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A Court mounted Iron Cross 1st Class in excellent condition. The award has possibly been removed from a medal bar as there is no pin fixing on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWI IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. A good stored condition Iron Cross 2nd Class with good finish remaining to the central frame. The ring is unusually marked in what appears to be ‘GD 800’. Complete with a section of black and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWI JAGER ZU PFERDE HELMET. A most superb condition all blued skull Jager Zu Pferde enlisted mans lobster tail helmet. We have had many of these helmet over the preceding years in varying conditions, this has to be possibly the best and certainly the largest we have ever encountered. The all blued metal skull retains all of its finish. Three minor creases to the skull, which hopefully would have been picked up on our web images. All of the accessories, which include the removable spike, the front plate, buckle fittings all match in the chemically finished field grey. Complete with its correct large size national and state cockades. Black leather chinstrap. To the interior the helmet is complete with its black leather liner, which has the tip of one tongue torn. What is interesting is that it would appear that because of the size of the helmet the manufacturer, which was Helbing, dated ‘1915’ did not have liners large enough to fit this size 62 stamped skull and have inserted a short leather section to the rear of the inner liner band to bridge the gap from a smaller liner, but undoubtedly this is the complete original liner for the helmet. The interior skull is maker marked as stated, clearly dated ‘1915’, good green paint finish remaining to the interior front peak. Most of the blacked finish to the interior skull with slight rusting is all complete. One leather brag holding the JZP plate to the helmet is missing. A superb and impressive Jager Zu Pferde helmet.
GERMAN WWI K98 PARADE BAYONET. A very nice condition all blackened K98 bayonet with parade eagle type pommel, plated blade with some light rust but good form, all black finish remaining to the hilt and undamaged chequered grips. A slot is fitted for a bayonet but only as decoration. Complete in its original scabbard, which retains much original paint and its original very delicate and beautifully constructed brown leather frog and complete with a Bavarian nco’s blue and silver knot. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. A good all brown leather Luger holster from WWI with both original belt loops fitted. No visible markings, good form to the holster complete with its closing strap and buckle. Some areas of dark toning to the leather with stitching good, strong and secure.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. PROBABLY PORTUGUESE. A rare holster, which we have identified as possibly? Portuguese manufacture. An excellent image in the work Luger Holsters and Accessories of the 20th Century, page 434 shows an identical form holster from the face side, on the reverse side a long shoulder strap has been attached, complete with its stripping tool holder to the interior and cleaning rod pouch to the front. The leather is good and supple.
GERMAN WWI LUGER P08 HOLSTER. A beautiful condition maker marked ‘A.Ricke Castle 1916’ holster with its original stripping tool. Good hard form to the leather, complete with both original belt loops.
GERMAN WWI LUGER PO8 PISTOL HOLSTER. A scarce WWI all brown hard shell holster for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol. Standard armed forces closure system. Clearly stamped to the interior lid a Nuremberg maker with clear date ‘1915’. To the reverse side both the original belt loops fitted to the main body.
GERMAN WWI M.15 SIMPLIFIED SHOULDER BOARDS. A nice quality, possibly private purchase set of shoulder boards with regimental number ‘87’ embroidered to both boards.
GERMAN WWI M.16 COMBAT TRENCH HELMET. It is increasingly more difficult to find plain green as issued Imperial German trench helmets, this example retaining at least 85% of its original apple green finish with losses to the paint as seen on our web images. Marked to the interior size ‘66’shell. Faint traces of original owner’s name in the rear skirt, complete with its leather liner band and all three of its leather liner pads. One has the inner pad remaining the other two have the inner pads missing and one pad is torn to the main body of the pad. All of the tongues are present including the original drawstring. Condition:
GERMAN WWI M.17 CAMOUFLAGE TRENCH HELMET. A good AL64 shell, which has the remains of its trench camouflage finish, loss of paint to the front visor area and thinness to the remainder but clearly can be seen the green, ochre and brown areas separated by wide black lines. To the interior the 1917 period white three pad liner is all intact on the metal liner band, remains of the drawstring are in place, most of the tongues are either split or have the tips missing, the inner horsehair pads also missing. An untouched helmet. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI M.18 COMBAT HELMET. A very fine example of the rare M.18 model, the helmet is shell stamped ‘BF64’ the exterior retaining all of its original paint finish. The three pad liner shows service use with what maybe a slight burn mark to the front pad of the three pads, all retaining their original tongues with their original horsehair pads to the interior and the helmet is complete with its correct carbine clip strap, which is frayed in places. The wider part of the short section of strap marked ‘J.L.S’ maker marked with a Munich maker and dated ‘1918’.
GERMAN WWI M16 TRENCH HELMET. A fabulous battlefield recovered M.16 trench helmet in the very large size TJ66, the skull having 98% of all its original apple green finish remaining with slight rust flooding through the paint on the crown area, even impacted small traces of battlefield mud are still adhered to the outer crown. The M.16 leather liner is all intact with all three pads including the drawstring, all the inner horsehair pads are present and the original strap with one end fitting broken however a full length strap is present. The condition of this helmet lends itself to the theory that this may have been recovered by British forces to use for battlefield analysis and then stored in a military complex ever since. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI MACHINE GUNNERS ARM BADGE EMBROIDERED PATTERN. We have never come across one of these pieces of insignia before in officers quality embroidery. It is obvious that in WWII there were embroidered versions notably of Luftwaffe aviation badges, which was a follow on from some of the very few insignias of WWI being fashioned in the same manner. Superb quality with the outer band, which simulates the belt of the MG08 machine gun, picked out in silver and tan. The MG08 machine gun all completed in silver with the flash hider and a small section near the breech picked out in yellow. One moth nip just below the gun otherwise perfect with stitches still remaining where removed from an officers tunic.
GERMAN WWI MECKLENBURG STRELITZ OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE WITH PARADE PLUME. One of the very rare helmets of the Imperial German Army to obtain being an officers helmet of Mecklenburg Strelitz, Grenadier Regiment No.89. Standard all leather body, some crazing and creasing to the right and left hand sides of the shell but still in a good form. Mecklenburg Strelitz front plate, no extra holes to the helmet, totally original to this leather helmet, complete with its flat chin scales in gilt, white horsehair parade plume and its correct national and Mecklenburg officers cockades. The leather sweatband is intact but showing wear use with the inner silfk lining missing.
GERMAN WWI MEDAL GROUP MOUNTED IN PRUSSIAN STYLE. Comprising the Prussian WWI Service Cross 1914-18, the Third Reich awarded 1914-18 War Cross with swords, Prussian Army 9 years service medal and the Wilhelm 1st Centenary Medal. The ribbon is slightly dull, all finish to awards good, uniform mounting pin complete on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWI MESS TIN SET OF TORNISTER. A lovely set being the canvas tornister for an enlisted soldier, which is Berlin maker stamped and clearly heavily marked ‘1917’ to the reverse leather portion. The reverse of the tornister is animal skin covered, straps dated ‘1915’ also very faint army corps markings. Good light brown colour to all the strapping. Attached to the tornister is a very nice field grey painted enamelled soldier’s mess tin, which is maker marked ‘Wupperman 16’ with its attachment straps. This is a top quality set, the tin having all of its field grey paint, the light tan leather remains to all the strappings of the tornister and including two very rare maker marked and dated utility straps for holding the mess tin to the tornister.
GERMAN WWI MINIATURE WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A very fine one-piece stamped lapel pin fixing Wound Badge in silver from WWI measuring 18 x 15mm complete with its twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWI MISMATCHED PAIR OF REGIMENT NO.40 SHOULDER BOARDS. A very close mismatched pair of shoulder boards from Infantry Regiment No.40, chain stitching virtually identical, slight difference in length of the board, each one has a different backing cloth.
GERMAN WWI MODEL 1892 OTHER RANKS HELMET COVER. The 1892 differs from the later model by having a fixed spike cover, which is lined in leather with four brass circular air vents. Four clips for fitting to the pickelhaube. Superb unissued condition.
GERMAN WWI MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SMOCK. An extremely rare garment being the jacket portion of the windproof suit supplied to German mountain troopers of WWI. This article is shown being worn in a photograph on page 316 of The German Army in the First World War, Uniforms & Equipment 1914/18 by Jurgen Kraus. Also the exact garment is shown in the Imperial German work by Johann Somers. Three-quarter length lightweight grey cotton material, long sleeves, standard style collar, five button front with all its original wood buttons intact. Adjustable windproof cuffs, slight storage staining, no damage or repairs, clearly maker marked and dated ‘1918’ to the interior with a rubber ink stamp. A very rare Imperial German piece of uniform.
GERMAN WWI NEAR MATCHED PAIR OF INFANTRY REGIMENT SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of M.15 white piped field grey uniform, red chain stitched ‘388’ to the centre. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI NON BLACKENED COMBAT WAIST BELT. A good combat weight waist belt that is still in its original brown, it has not been blackened, the belt has been shortened slightly but is still at 102cm in length. The adjuster strap is still in its original stitched position. Complete with its field grey colour steel attachment clip.
GERMAN WWI OFFICERS JACK BOOTS. A good pair of WWI officers jack boots, good solid body, no repairs, slight damage to the upper edges of the boot at the calf but still good and strong. One boot is complete with both of its leather pullers, the other one having one missing. Excellent display piece for a First World War German officer.
GERMAN WWI POLE CARRYING CASE. An interesting WWI German pole carrying case, we presume probably for a collapsible flag pole or some sort of signals device. This is made in fleck German material, which is most often encountered in pickelhaube covers. The item is in a similar shade and style to a gun carrying sleeve, however slightly wider and divided into three equal sections by machine sewn lines to the entire length, this is closed by a horn button and there is a simple hand carrying handle. The overall workmanship is excellent throughout and would indicate a factory manufactured item.
GERMAN WWI POTTERY STEIN. Half litre pottery stein for a reservist who served for two years in the 11th Company of Infantry Regiment Von Horn in Trier from 1905 to 1907. These half litre steins and other porcelain glass objects were frequently purchased by reservists when they did their two year service from salesmen that used to visit the local barracks. This example has some slight damage but is priced accordingly. Excellent body to the stein with beautiful colouring to the centre with the regimental number ‘29’ applied to a blue epaulette. Slight paint loss to the uniform of the embossed soldier above the epaulette with the soldier’s name ‘Reservist Barion’. The full list of his colleagues who served in the 11th Company is visible close to the handle. There is one slight crack to the base, which is faintly visible. The thumb lift, which shows the infantryman sitting on a log is slightly distorted and dented but however is in situ and works correctly. A very attractive Imperial German military showpiece.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 14TH UHLAN EM OR NCO HELMET. A highly interesting Uhlan helmet being an all leather helmet in large size for an enlisted man in the 14th Prussian Uhlan Regiment, complete with its original cover. Although the helmet itself is not size stamped the cover is size stamped ‘60’. The front Prussian plate is in white metal although subdued to a very dark colour with matching white front peak trim, which is absolutely correct for 14th Uhlans. A set of brass domed chin scales with white metal end caps. To the crown has been fitted a blackened field grey attachment for what appears to be for a spike or a mortarboard top, the size of the attachment piece is larger than a standard removable spike and smaller than the looped bayonet style fitting of a mortarboard top. The cover fits completely around this attachment piece snugly. The cover is of the M.15 style, which allows the chin scales to pass through the helmet cover. The 12 tounged inner liner is all complete ,This helmet is from the ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 53RD INFANTRY REGIMENT MEDAL. A good example of the very large size Prussian 53rd Westfalian Infantry Regiment medal from 1860 to 1910.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 6TH UHLAN TUNIC AND EQUIPMENT GROUPING. A fabulously rare and magnificent condition field grey depot issued tunic for an nco in the 6th Prussian Uhlan Regiment, the full title being the Thuringen Uhlan Regiment No.6. established in 1813 with the garrison town of Hanau, they were part of the 18th Army Corps. This magnificent field grey tunic constructed in a slightly better quality cloth than the standard issue quality, is complete with its feldwebel’s red piped shoulder boards, red piped collar, the complete front of the tunic edges piped in red also with the cuffs piped in red with all nco lace, also with the dedicated regimental insignia to the shoulder boards. All the Prussian buttons are of the white metal variety, Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the first buttonhole. Twin lower pockets. Rear Prussian style skirt. The shoulder boards are of the slip-on variety. The tunic is completely lined in issue quality lining, which as previously stated Army Corp 18 marked, dated ‘1915’ with a full compliment of size stampings in ink. Complete with the tunic is a ‘6th Uhlan’ marked cavalry pattern waist belt, which is maker marked and dated ‘1915’ in two places with a matching set of cavalry pouches, the pouches are in magnificent condition, all of the closing leather tabs are undamaged, all in good colour.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A good very large size standard leather skulled helmet for a Prussian field artillery officers helmet, the skull with both front and back peaks securely attached to the main body, some light crazing overall, good subdued gilt to the back strap, ball top with circular spike base, standard Prussian front plate, officers quality national and State cockades, domed chin scales indicating this is a Field Artillery Regiment and not a Foot Artillery that has flat chin scales. To the interior the light tan leather liner is all intact, slight scuffing on both edges close to the cockades and complete with its inner silk lining. Pencil size ‘59’ written to the light tan interior dome.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS ARTILLERY PICKELHAUBE. A beautiful field grey fitted all leather pickelhaube to a soldier in Field Artillery Regiment 44 Being an enormous size stamped ‘59’ all leather pickelhaube with a superb skull, front and back peaks without crazing or congealing and firmly attached to the body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable ball top, circular ball top base, standard Prussian front plate, front peak trim, strap fittings all match in the chemically patinated field grey finish, complete with its national and State cockades. Slight loss to the white section of the Reich cockade, complete with its 9 tongue leather liner, which shows mild evidence of wear use mainly in the forehead area but retaining excellent light tan colour. Evidence of a maker’s circular rubber ink stamp to the inner crown. Marked to the inner rear peak ‘F.A.R.44’ with a date of 1916. It would be very hard to better this enormous size helmet in its condition for a field grey issued helmet.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS FELDMUTZE. A nice service worn small size feldmutze, good field grey cloth, no moth damage, standard red waffenfarbe around the crown, totally original Reich and State cockade fitted in the larger format. The red centre band is covered by the cap’s original camouflage band. The interior lining, which has seen much service wear is all intact with a nice clear Army Corps marking of ‘B.A.III’. The camouflage band fitted to this hat is undoubtedly the original it has been tacked along the upper part of the red centre band and the coloration below of the red is much brighter than the red of the waffenfarbe surrounding the crown.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A service worn Prussian Line Infantry enlisted mans pickelhaube, all leather skull, some minor distortion to the skull to the right hand side of the front plate. All of the fittings, which include the enlisted ranks style back strap, non removable brass spike and spike base, Prussian front plate, front peak trim and all strap fittings match in standard brass. Good original leather chinstrap. On inverting the helmet it is all complete with its 8 tongue leather liner and its original drawstring. The helmet has both its national and State cockades. To the rear peak a very faint date of ‘1914’ plus a regimental marking within a rectangular block, which appears to be ‘T.A.16’.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GRENADIER REGIMENT NO.4 OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A nice condition upper medium size all leather pickelhaube, some minor congealing to the front and back peaks, both of which are securely attached to the main body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, unscrewable spike, circular spike base, unique front plate with 1626 scroll, flat chin scales and front peak trim all match, complete with its officers and State national cockades. From the coloration of the fittings it would appear this helmet has been standing in an area where heavy smokers have been present, all of the fittings have traces of nicotine. To the interior the mid tan leather sweatband is complete with its inner silk, which has shredded slightly. Front and back peaks lined with red and green. The front plate fitted to this helmet was worn by this regiment up until 1913, after 1913 it was changed to the Guard style plate.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GREY FINISH BUCKLE WITH DATED TAB. A very good all field grey metal one-piece enlisted man’s belt buckle in good condition, complete with its leather tab, which is marked to a Guard Regiment. Maker marked and dated ‘1915’, also depot marked ‘BAG’ indicating it as issued by the Guard Depot.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GUARD NCO’s PICKELHAUBE. A good upper medium size all leather skull pickelhaube for a Guard NCO. The skull, which although not size marked is possibly size 55 or 56, it is in good condition with only minor crazing. Some congealing and light distortion to the shape of the rear back peak, which is securely attached to the main body. Front peak also with some congealing and firmly attached. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike and circular spike base, large Guard front plate with its nickel overlay Guard Star, flat front chin scales indicating Guard Infantry, front peak trim all match in good colour. The cockades are of a Prussian NCO’s quality, double constructed, both the national and the State cockade. To the interior the nine tongue leather liner is all intact with excellent good light tan colour to the inner skull. To the inner rear peak are faint traces of two separate original owners names have been hand inscribed to the leather with the ink rubber markings of either ‘K.A.R.’ or ‘F.A.R.’ which in simple terms would indicate an artillery regiment of the Guard but without doubt the spike and the circular spike base are original to the helmet. The front large Guard plate has virtually welded itself to the leather body, therefore it cannot be an artillery regiment helmet and the designation K.A.R. or F.A.R. have another unknown at present meaning.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GUARD PIONEER NCO’S PICKELHAUBE. A good large size marked ‘57½’ to the interior skull, NCO’s helmet for a Guard Pioneer Unit. The skull is generally good with some slight distortion to the right hand side of the spike as the helmet is viewed but no actual damage to the skull. Both peaks are securely attached without congealing to the body. All the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable white metal spike, circular spike base, large Guard white metal plate with NCO’s overlay star, front peak trim and all strap fittings all in white metal. The cockades fitted are of NCO style both national and State. To the interior the front and back peaks are lined in green and red, an officers liner is fitted which still has good colour with evidence of wear use and slight shredding to the fitted inner silk lining.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT 28 ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A very nice pickelhaube, large size, possibly 56, for a Prussian infantryman. All leather skull good and firm with crazing overall. Some light congealing to the rear peak, both peaks securely attached to the helmet. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable brass spike, circular spike base, standard Prussian front plate, front peak trim and all the fittings for the original leather strap matching in brass. The front peak trim has split in one place and has been repaired. The helmet is complete with both its national and State enlisted ranks cockades. On inverting the helmet it is all complete with its 9 tongue leather liner. Good original colour to the interior skull with faint traces of a maker’s ink stamp, clearly marked to the inner rear peak ‘R.28’ with a date of ‘1910’.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT 88 OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A good large size, possibly size 57 or 58 leather skull pickelhaube for an officer in Infantry Regiment 88. The skull with some minor crazing, front and back peaks are securely attached to the main body, complete with its officers back strap, removable tall spike, circular spike base, Prussian front plate with ‘La Bell Alliance’ plus its ‘Mesa De Ibor’ followed by ‘Medellin’ scrolls attached to the Prussian cut-out crown front plate. Flat gilt chin scales, complete with both its Reich and State cockades. Excellent form to the skull. The inner leather liner with scalloped edges is all intact and does show considerable wear use, one split to the leather liner, the original green inner silk liner is complete. Front and back peaks are lined in green and red respectively.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT 95 SHOULDER BOARD. An early shoulder board, field grey centred, white piped, beautifully embroidered crown over regimental motif, all in chain stitch. This item is from the ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN’S PICKELHAUBE. REGIMENTALLY MARKED. An all leather skull Prussian enlisted ranks pickelhaube. The skull is generally excellent with some slight areas of the lacquer lifting. The front and back peaks have the standard congealing and crazing securely fitted to the main body with good strong stitching. The back strap, non removable spike and circular spike base, Prussian front plate, peak trim and all strap fittings match in colour. Good chinstrap and both national and state cockades. Ten tongued leather liner is all intact, supple, with its original leather drawstring. The interior to the skull retains good colour with the faint remains, unfortunately indecipherable, of the maker’s rubber ink stamp marking. The helmet is marked ‘B.A.XV’ (Army Corp 15) to the back peak, also following mark Regiment No.136 with the 4.Lothringisches Infantry Regiment Garrison, formed in 1887 with the Garrison town of Strasbourg in what is now Alsace Lorraine and to the opposite inner peak marked again to Jager Regiment 136 with the size stamping of 57.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN JAGER SHAKO HELMET PLATE. Unissued condition Prussian helmet plate to fit the enlisted ranks Jager shako. Complete with both of its fitting lugs on the reverse side. All of its chemically grey finish complete.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN KONIG GRATZ CROSS. A good example, fine strike, with a very short section of faded and slightly shredded black, white and red ribbon.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN LANDWEHR LONG SERVICE 2ND CLASS CLASP. A good example of the silk ribbon with beautifully embroidered lettering and Iron crosses either side. The Long Service clasp dates from 1842 to 1913.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN MACHINE GUN QUALIFIED OFFICERS TUNIC. A very unusual pattern tunic being the late war so-called 1918 pattern in field grey, deep turned back cuffs, two angled upper pockets with pleats and semi scalloped flaps, two lower angled hidden pockets with straight pocket flaps, all buttons with large Prussian crown. The shoulder boards are of a Prussian Leutnant, white underlay with black and silver fleck outer with gilt number ‘8’ to each shoulder board indicating the 8th Regiment. To the right hand sleeve is totally originally fitted field grey green backed machine gunners arm badge. One or two of the stitches is quite loose and on lifting the badge a shadow can be seen clearly indicating this badge has always been in place. The tunic is fly fronted, which is based on the 1915 tunic and has the M.15 skirted back, high standing apple green collar. Good quality grained thick silk black lining, all sleeve lining intact, all original buttons present. No moth damage or moth tracking or staining anywhere to the tunic. A superb tunic to a machine gunner leutnant.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN NICKEL AND BRASS ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A very nice condition, all brass based with nickel overlay Prussian circular plate belt buckle, complete with its double pronged brass heavy duty belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN OFFICERS PARADE SASH. Imperial German Prussian officers full parade sash, the main belt and drop sections are all in very dark grey bordering on black lace with silver. Some light discoloration to the belt section. The two drop sections are in beautiful condition with the silver to the tassels very bright and with no oxidisation to any of the parts.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN TECHNICAL TROOPS OR ENGINEERS MANS FELDMUTZE. Excellent condition, one of the many stored pork pie hats recently discovered. Nap to the crown superb, still with a central crease where folded for over 100 years. Complete with both large size State and national cockades. Black centre band with red piping. The interior is absolutely mint, unworn, marked size ‘59’ with a Koblenz’ maker.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN VETERANS CROSS 2ND CLASS. A good example of the Prussian Kyfhauserbund Veterans Cross 2nd class.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN WAR SERVICE MEDAL. A very good example of the 1914-18 excellent quality early silver type. Complete with a rather worn piece section of black and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 389 SHOULDER STRAPS. A good matching set of stitched-down white piped M.15/16 shoulder straps for the Imperial German bluse. Beautiful chain stitch in red of ‘389’.
GERMAN WWI REICHSMARINE RATINGS JACKET. An excellent condition Reichsmarine ratings jacket in the most beautiful quality Melton cloth. All silver Imperial anchor buttons for a member of the Reichsmarine Reserve. Heavily stamped in a red/orange ink to the interior ribbed lining ‘B.A.K.20.4.06’ with a further number ‘2’. It is further stamped ‘I.T.2.252’ followed by ‘08’ indicating it was issued to the 1st Torpedo Flotilla on the 20th April 1908. One moth hole to the left hand elbow, otherwise superb condition with all of its sleeve and front buttons.
GERMAN WWI SAXON ARTILLERY FIELD GREY PICKELHAUBE WITH ITS COVER. A very nice example from the ex Michael Baldwin collection being an all leather pickelhaube of small size with all field grey fittings, which match. The helmet has been semi squeezed at some time in its life and the peak trim has split. It is with its original ball top, Saxon front plate, M15 helmet cover with all attachment clips present. The helmet is complete with its Saxon style non serrated edge Reich and State cockade plus its original heavy leather grained chinstrap. The 10 tongued liner in good original colour with its original drawstring. Army group marked ‘B.A.XII’ to the inner rear peak. This has obviously been squeezed to fit into a soldier’s returning kitbag and has that lovely untouched feel as did all of the Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI SAXON BELT BUCKLE. A one piece stamped steel Saxon enlisted ranks belt buckle, which has traces of its original field grey paint on the reverse side. Maker stamped close to the hook, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system. The face side has been refinished.
GERMAN WWI SAXON BRASS AND NICKEL BELT BUCKLE. A standard rectangular belt buckle for a Saxon enlisted man. Some minor corrosion to the brass body, which has been polished out, complete with its original proudly domed nickel centre with the motto of Saxon. It is with its matching double pronged belt fixing system and original fitting hook.
GERMAN WWI SAXON GRENADIER REGIMENT NO.100 OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A rare pickelhaube, large size 57, excellent leather skull, congealing to both front and back peaks but both peaks are securely attached to the main body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike, circular spike base, fitted stars, the back plate star for the Saxon front plate, flat chin scales, front peak trim all match in white metal, this is the only Saxon Regiment to have all white metal fittings to its helmet. The Saxon overlay plate is in gilt. Complete with a matched set of national and Saxon State cockades in the serrated style. To the interior the leather liner is all intact with evidence of wear use with its green inner silk lining and original AWES maker’s label attached to the interior skull, which has all of its original colour intact. Hand applied to the label a size ‘57’. Complete with its officers field cover.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIERS DRINKING CUP. A very nice example of the soldiers drinking cup retaining virtually all of its field grey green enamelled finish. Slight scratching, maker marked ‘Wupperman’ with date ‘17’ to the base.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIERS TORNISTER. A nice condition tornister constructed in canvas, fur and leather, fully maker marked and dated ‘1918’ to the reverse side of the tornister itself. Army Corps ‘B.A.III’ mark to one of the straps, the other strap again maker marked and dated ‘1917’. All leather to the tornister excellent, all metal fittings good. On opening the tornister it is lined in a very unusual striped canvas material an obvious utilisation of economic problems within Germany, any form of material was used to construct items. The fur on the reverse side is thin.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIER’S BREAD BAG. Standard configuration of bread bag with both canvas belt loops and retaining steadying loop and hook. All leather parts intact. All of the zeltbahn type closure buttons complete, with its very scarce full length matching colour shoulder strap. The shoulder straps are very hard to find as they were normally removed from the bread bag and used as a supplementary neck strap to take the weight of a pair of fully loaded triple GEW98 ammunition pouches.
GERMAN WWI TENT POLE SET. An original set of tent poles for the WWI zeltbahn in its original container, which has faint manufacturers marking to the interior flap but a clear date '1916'. Of the two fixing straps one is missing but the buckle remains.
GERMAN WWI TRENCH KNIFE. Scarce model by Ernst Busch of Solingen with the longer than normal cross guard, Imperial German acceptance stamp to the forte of the blade, the blade is very good with original profile. The top of the grip has been customised for a better fit in the hand, in its original black painted scabbard, complete with belt loop, hilt retaining strap missing.
GERMAN WWI TRENCH KNIFE. A very nice condition example of an Imperial German trench fighting knife of one of the standard forms, 14.5cm blade, 27cm overall, the blade is excellent in its original profile, some slight sharpening scratches. Imperial acceptance stamped close to the cross guard. Some light spotting to the blade. Good wood angled grooved grips. Complete in its original steel scabbard with its correct leather belt loop and hilt retaining strap. The male/female closing stud is present and working correctly.
GERMAN WWI VETERANS MEDAL. Iron Cross obverse with soldier and goddess of victory on the reverse. Complete with original ribbon.
GERMAN WWI WILHELM 1ST CENTENARY MEDAL. A good example of the Prussian Wilhelm 1st Centenary medal, complete with its original orange ribbon.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG ENLISTED MANS FELDMUTZE. REGIMENTALLY MARKED. A very good pork pie hat, one of the many stored pork pie hats recently discovered. Minor moth nips to the crown, two other moth nips to the red centre band, good nap to the wool, red waffenfarbe to the crown. Profusely stamped size ’54 J.R.120’ with Army Corps marking of ‘B.A.XIII 1914’. Slight staining to the lower forehead area but these are storage stains not wear stains, the cap is completely unworn. Complete with large size national and Wurttemberg State cockade.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. A slightly dented all brass with nickel overlay plate enlisted mans buckle for the State of Wurttemberg. Generally good condition with its double pronged belt fixing system with good clear detail to the central circlet.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG WILHELMS CROSS FOR MILITARY SERVICE. A scarce Wurttemberg medal, good bronze finish to the award with its yellow and black ribbon.
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 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 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. Panzer Reconnaissance Unit 116 Muller. The bronze combat clasp awarded to Stabsgefreiter Muller, pencil signature by Major Eberhard Stephan Knights Cross Winner. The award probably relates to the 15th October attack on the Scherberg Schoolhouse near Wurselen Aachen.
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. A good pair of the bronze Close Combat clasp and General Assault Badge pair to Obergefreiter Holthuis. Ink signature of Captain Zehner C.O. of the Reconnaissance Unit Knights Cross Winner. Probably awarded for the fighting around the Olgopol Bridgehead in Russia.
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. Wound Badge in black citation, A4 size unfolded, to Obergefreiter to Erik Herkenratn, dated ‘23rd September 1944. awarded for the fighting against the remains of the British paratroopers at Arnhem. Pencil signature of Major Eberhard Stephan, Knights Cross Winner.
GERMAN WWII 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 1914-18 HONOUR CROSS PAIR. A pair of the 1935 Third Reich awarded 1914-18 War Honour Cross medals. One example all in bronze with swords, maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side, the other all in blackened finish without swords, both with their original ribbons.
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 1936 OLYMPIC MEDAL IN PRESENTATION CASE. Some light toning to the medal, complete with its red, white and black ribbon, fitted into its white leatherette presentation case with the Olympic rings to the exterior gold blocked. One stain to the exterior of the lid.
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 BAR TO THE IRON CROSS. A mint example of the 1939 bar to the WWI Iron Cross 1st Class. 34mm wingspan with all of its original silvering and its frosted ‘1939’ date, the edge of the date tablet plus the swastika and the wreath, matt silvered finish to the remainder of the award complete with its original wide straight vertical pin, in its original presentation box with the silvered example of the award on the exterior lid. Catch complete and working correctly.
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 1941 DATED SA MANS MODEL 33 DAGGER. An extremely fine condition SA model 33 dagger, the blade retaining all of its original cross grain finish, the blqade is marked ‘RZM M7/66 1941’ some cloudiness in areas, the only markings being from the scabbard internal brass blade retaining bands. Good dark contrast within the lower field of the ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ logo. The brown wood grip is excellent with just minor abrasions. Good sharp edges to the wood. Undamaged SA enamel inset, high quality aluminium national eagle. The plating to the upper and lower cross guard mounts are good and bright, which match the plating on the upper and lower scabbard mounts. The ball to the lower scabbard mount is totally undented, all four screws fitted without their heads turned. Two minor scratches to the paint at the front of the scabbard, the remainder of the paint is excellent. Complete with it leather strap, which is ‘RZM’ marked as is the ‘RZM’ marked nickel belt clip.
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 2 GERMAN HISTORY ALBUMS. Two large albums produced during the Third Reich period by cigarette companies, first published in 1936 is a pictorial historical history of Germany from the middle ages to 1914 containing over 200 coloured photographs and drawings, entitled ‘BILDER DEUTSCHER GESCHICHTE’. The second is another cigarette company publication 1938 entitled ‘DIE MALEREI DER GOTIK UND FRUH-RENAISSANCE’. A pictorial history in colour plates of the renaissance period in Germany and finally accompanying these two books is a third album, which appears to be put together privately of many of the historic sites in France, Italy and North Africa.
GERMAN WWII 3RD E-BOAT FLOTILLA COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE. The highly attractive plaque measuring 16cms x 10cms, laid onto its original wood display standard, which has a wire mount to the reverse side being the colourful commemorative plaque for service in the 3rd Schnellboot (E-Boat) Flotilla in the Mediterranean. We first encountered these plaques in the early 70’s and have had many over the subsequent years. Because of the non German style construction they were initially thought to be a fantasy copy but history has shown us that these are commemorative plaques made locally at an unknown location within the Mediterranean and were purchased by the members of the 3rd E-Boat Flotilla in the Mediterranean. We have had them come available both with their original wood bases such as this example, and without their bases, we have also obtained them from various bring-back groups of souvenirs by British soldiers and sailors of WWII. This example is in excellent condition, colours good, the wood base has cracked down its central spine at some time in its life and has been strengthened with staples. The plaque itself has been given a light covering of protective varnish. A highly attractive collectible item from the E-Boats in the Mediterranean, the only book this award is featured in is the extremley in depth work Die Auszeichnungen der Kreigsmarine by Klaus Patzwall on page 279 where he clarly states that the 3 rd E Boat Flotilla was transferred to the Mediterranean in November 1941 Condition:
GERMAN WWII 4 COLONIAL ELASTOLIN FIGURES. Four coloured soldiers wearing European style uniforms in the sawdust and glue Elastolin format, which were extremely popular with children in Germany prior to WWII. Excellent paint finish. These could be either from Ethiopia or Somalia.
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 TANK ASSAULT BADGE. An unused condition GB manufactured 50 Tank Assault badge. The colour of the whole award is in a grey finish with its bronze coloured ‘50’ tablet. ‘GB’ marked in raised relief to the reverse of the tank, typical GB flattened hollow rivets. All of the features of this badge conform exactly with the example shown on pages 91, 92 and 93 of the excellent work German Combat Badges of the Third Reich Volume 1 by Stephen Thomas Previtera. This badge was discovered along with a 25 Tank Assault badge which is also listed on this web site.
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 ADOLF GALLAND SIGNATURE GROUPING. Standard format Hoffmann photograph of Adolf Galland , pen signed in large script in ink to the lower part of the photograph, Galland shown upper bust, hatless. Accompanying the photograph is a signed letter on the headed paper of Jagdgeschwader ‘Schlageter No.26’ dated ‘16th June 1941’. The letter is pen signed again by Galland and he appears to be replying to a request from a Fraulin Schmitz thanking her for her letter and ‘I enclose a signed photograph on your birthday’, included with the letter is the original envelope addressed to Lauri Schmitz feldpost stamp and dated ’17.7.41’.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER FORMAL PRESENTATION PHOTOGRAPH FRAME. An extremely rare artefact of the Third Reich being the 35cms x 24cms frame used when presenting a signed and in many cases dedicated photograph of Adolf Hitler to various both German and international dignitaries. These beautiful frames stepped in three layers with the central flat section being adorned with the Reich eagle with the letters ‘AH’ in roman numerals either side of the lower swastika. The central panel is edged with a Greek key border, the same design as used on the Hitler formal tableware and serving pieces. Maker stamped underneath the lower section with the German silver content of ‘925’ followed by ‘FHW’ indicating the maker Franz & Herman Wandinger. The interior of the frame is lined in a watered green silk. To the reverse of the frame there is a hinged and taped secured desk top support. All of the original swivels that hold the inner part of the frame to the main body are intact. All of the leather to the backing is good, there is some dryness and some abrasions but no damage with just one piece of leather missing above the top left hand hinge. Some minor staining to the watered silk to the interior otherwise overall in superb condition. Normally these frames would carry a Hoffmann half length studio portrait of Adolf Hitler and they would either be pen signed or on some occasions auto pen and on other occasions with a full single or double line inscription from Adolf Hitler himself. The frame is all contained in its original leather carrying box with the large down swept winged Reich eagle to the front. The gilt is missing from the eagle and there is some light restoration to the leather itself in placed. The leather covered hinge is excellent, all maroon velvet to the interior of the box is superb. A magnificent complete item. Condition:
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 AFRIKA KORPS 1ST PATTERN VISORED FIELD CAP. A very nice condition large size 59 Afrika Korps tropical visored field cap by the unusual manufacturer of Weissbach. Lovely condition cap with the stitching in a much lighter shade than normally encountered, making it stand out well against the tropical olive drab of the cap. The classic Bevo woven blue on brown national eagle, cross hatch stitched as with all Weissbach caps with the roundel being straight machine stitched. There is no damage or staining to the cap. It was originally issued as a standard 1st pattern with artillery inverted V waffenfarbe and has been removed as per the regulations of September 1942. Faint traces of the red waffenfarbe can be seen when lifting the front lip of the main body of the cap upwards from the visor. The interior lining as all 1st patterns without the sweatband. Evidence of minor wear use. Full maker’s name, size stamping and with the depot issue stamp of ‘E41’.
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 GREATCOAT. The rarest element of the complete Afrika Korps issued uniform parts is the greatcoat, we have possibly only owned four in 40 years. This example is in fine condition, good nap to the cloth, identical configuration to the European greatcoat, deep barrel cuffs, two angled lower pockets with flaps, double breasted and designed for a closed collar, in tropical colour. The interior is half lined in a similar colour brushed cotton. Full Munich maker’s mark to the interior plus a full compliment of size markings plus the depot issue stamp of ‘B (Berlin ) 40’. There is minor spotting of small moth nips mainly around the collar and shoulder. Not only is the greatcoat itself rare but indicates that with the depot issue stamp of ‘40’ that the authorities were well prepared for a tropical campaign at least a year before they were transported to North Africa to assist the Italian forces.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS MOUNTAIN TROOPERS HUGE SIZE OVERSEAS CAP. Generally the tropical overseas cap is not difficult to obtain. However, some years ago a small quantity of overseas caps with different colour waffenfarbes were discovered out of a disused warehouse in Austria. All were in mint condition but all were generally one maker with a series of unidentified numbers to the red lining and small to medium sizes This example is totally different. It is a size 61. The manufacturer is rare E.Weissbach of Glauchau. Its issue depot was Erfurt 1941. They were the only manufacturer crosshatch stitched the Bevo weave eagle and hand apply in a machined form the national rounded Complete with its mountain troopers mountain green inverted Waffenfarbes, The item is still retaining its creases where it has been folded flat in an envelope form since WWII.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS WAIST BELT. A good service worn example of the Afrika Korps army officers waist belt. Long length, 110cm, complete with its olive drab painted officers buckle. The leather adjuster tab is marked ‘G.Reinhardt Berlin 1941’. Some light wear to the edges of the oval buckle.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER 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 PANZER OFFICERS SUN BLEACHED SERVICE TUNIC. A superb battle worn 1st pattern Afrika Korps Panzer officers tunic. Bleached by the sun, fitted with a pair of slip-on Panzer Leutnant’s shoulder boards with pink underlay. Distinct shadow underneath the shoulder board where the shoulder board has protected the material from the sun. The tunic is fitted with a pair of the continental Panzer officers collar patches, wire woven, with pink centres. The stitching on the rear of the shoulder boards also indicates that the enlisted ranks collar patches that the tunic would have been issued with may still be in place. European style wire woven officers breast eagle on dark green backing cloth. A clear shadow can be seen when lifting the very corner of the breast eagle indicating that this breast eagle has been there since WWII. On lifting the collar a clear shadow beneath the collar where the collar has protected the underside from the riggers of the sun, pin holes in three spots on the front upper right hand pocket indicating awards. Some fleck storage stains otherwise the tunic is undamaged, skeleton lined as normal, all removable buttons. Faint traces of the original size stamping with a just about clear depot issue stamp of ‘E41’. On lifting back the inner flap to observe the reverse of the removable buttons this is lined in olive drab ribbed material, a clear large ink stamp of ‘PEEK & CLOPPENBURG BEHA G.m.b.H.’ below ‘BERLIN’. The Company of Peek & Cloppenburg are still in business in Germany today. A magnificent service worn tunic.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER OVERSEAS CAP. An excellent condition and unusually a large size Afrika Korps enlisted mans Panzer overseas cap, maker marked ‘F.Weisbach’ with the depot issue code of ‘E41’ (Erfurt). The insignia is applied in the exact manner of all the Weisbach caps, the enlisted mans blue and brown Bevo woven eagle is attached in a cross hatched stitched fashion with the cockade in a standard form of stitching. Complete with its pink panzer waffenfarbe. Two slight tears to the material which have been repaired one to the left of the panzer piping as the cap is viewed, another in a straight line just above the join of the crown to the sides of the cap.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PIONEER NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A beautiful matched set of unused condition black silk piped slip-on shoulder boards for the tropical uniform of an NCO. Both slip-on tabs present, the tabs themselves are constructed in a finer weight of wool than that the actual body of the shoulder board, canvas lined to the interior of each tab. Good nap of cloth to each board with its tropical gold NCO lace.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHORT BOOTS. A pair of the 3rd pattern long tropical boots cut down to ankle length for easier wearing, quite a common occurrence was for the soldiers in the tropics wearing long boots to cut them down, however most of these boots were then worn out when being prisoners of war and subsequently on the return to Germany and it is rare to find a pair in existence. These are generally in good condition, one has been cut down approximately 2cms shorter than the other, both boots have the standard lower six eyelets visible and the upper part of both boots have been field trimmed in matching brown leather to the lower foot part of the boot. Both boots have their steel nails all complete plus their steel toe and heel cleats. These would display beautifully on a mannequin.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHORTS. An absolutely mint pair of Afrika Korps shorts, heavy quality material, maker marked to the interior waistband and fully size marked, complete with its hidden web belt with the classic three pronged buckle always found on Afrika Korps shorts and trousers. Small waistband.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS 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 WAR SERVICE CROSS CITATION. A standard semi hard card citation for the War Service Cross 1st class with swords awarded to Gefreiten Heinz Heisler of 2./ART.RGT.190. (this was part of the 90th Afrika Light Division, later destroyed in May 43 around Tunis) award date ‘28th August 1942’ with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Rommel, with the rubber over-stamp of the Oberkommando Der Panzerarmee Afrika. Unfolded, nice condition.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS Y STRAPS LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER WORN. A highly unusual set of Afrika Korps Y straps with the main shoulder 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.A recent photograph has emerged of a Luftwaffe Paratrooper wering these Y Straps, see page 245 of Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA WITH PALMS CUFF TITLE. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. A mint unissued example of the Afrika with palms award cuff title. Beautiful quality velvet-like material embroidered in silver thread.
GERMAN WWII ALLACH JULEFEST 1942 PLATE. A mint undamaged condition white Allach porcelain plate for the Julefest 1942, complete with all lettering, the central mobile swastika with flamed staff. ‘SS Allach’ marked in green to the reverse side, complete with its original wire hanging hook that passes through the two pre prepared holes to the rear rim.
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 MAN/NCO VISOR CAP. A size 56 Allgemeine SS enlisted mans/NCO’s visor cap. The whole cap is constructed in the black ribbed material, the whole body of the cap is totally free of any moth damage. The white waffenfarbe surrounding the crown has one minor moth nip just to the right hand of the tip of the Allgemeine SS eagle. The white waffenfarbe at the top of the centre band has some hidden moth nips underneath the rear overhang, the lower section of white waffenfarbe has two moth nips at the rear. The cap is with its black patent single buckled centre strap, a superb set of national SS eagle and skull. The interior is lined in gold with at least three quarters of its centre celluloid lozenge remaining, gold blocked SS runes below the lozenge with a gold blocked size stamp ‘56’. SS RZM rubber ink marked on the interior of the visor. Its original light tan sweatband is all complete. Some extra stitches have been placed to the sweatband in the area of the forehead either contemporarily or by a collector. The orange Sorbo rubber behind the forehead has semi solidified but is still all complete. A 15cm section of the liner the stitches have rotted away leaving the liner slightly loose from the main body.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS 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 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 ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN BRONZE CITATION GROUP. A highly interesting group for a very long serving soldier, Stabsfeldwebel Erich Muller who served with the 10th Battalion Jager Regiment 738. The group comprises the A5 sized Anti Partisan badge in bronze citation, dated 22nd September 1944 with the faint over-stamp of the 118th Jager Division, this probably relates to the fighting in Serbia against partisans with an ink signature of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. The Croatian Anton Pavelik Bavary Medal. The War Service Cross 2nd class with swords A5 sized citation dated 1st September 1944 with the identical signature to the Anti Partisan badge citation of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. Infantry Assault badge in bronze, November 1944 award, A5 size citation, signed by an unidentified SS Sturmbannfuhrer. An Allied American 12th Army discharge certificate. A Marksman’s citation A4 size, dated October 1935. another highly attractive illuminated printed and beautifully hand written citation dated 1930 whilst as a member of the Reichwehr for the right to wear the shooting award, the actual citation for the Shooting Award 1st class dated October 1931. Promotion document from Unterfeldwebel to Feldwebel dated October 1937. A rare and very interesting Long Service group.
GERMAN WWII ARMBAND AFRIKA CITATION. A standard paper A5 size citation for the Afrika armband, folded once and punch-holed at the top. Awarded to Obergefreiten Helmut Bock, who was part of the Stabakompanie/Pz.Gren.Rgt.125. This unit part of the 164th Afrika Light Division, with indelible pen signature of the Colonel and Regimental Commander.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES A FRAME ASSAULT BAG. Mint unissued condition assault bag for attaching to the A frame, olive drag canvas, all galvanised buttons complete, leather strapping complete and all ties.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. An absolutely mint unissued condition olive drab bread bag complete with its strap, all the white stitching to the leather section mint bright, zeltbahn buttons complete, all of the galvanised finish to the metallic parts good, its long strap with faint markings and date ‘1943’.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. A tropical coloured bread bag, absolutely mint condition, complete with all its black leather fittings with white stitching good and clear, complete with its long shoulder strap. All zeltbahn buttons complete.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CAVALRY BREECHES. An excellent pair of the leather thigh and seat lined breeches, constructed in the standard field grey material, thick construction, all nap remaining, unfortunately some moth in the crotch area which could be invisibly repaired and are excellent for display and use. Large size waist. All loops for the belt are fitted which are similar to the 44 pattern trousers. Cream cotton lining. fully size marked with the coding 'STR 44'.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE 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 BRONZE. A very good bronze coloured Close Combat Bar, very fine definition to the rays and oak leaves. Clear cut details to the bayonet and crossed grenade. Maker marked ‘A.G.M.u.K.Gablonz’ plus the ‘Peekhaus, Berlin’ designer in raised relief on the reverse side, complete with its wide tapering pin, original hook and hinge. A lovely example.
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 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 nice General Assault Badge in silver, solid construction, non maker marked, retaining virtually all of its original silvered frosted finish with rubbing to the high spots of the tips of the eagle, the tip of the bayonet and the head of the grenade. Complete with its original needle pin, catch and hinge assembly. A fine example.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. At least 65% of original silvering remaining, good deep detail, non maker marked, solid back, complete with original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE. Excellent condition silver example, slightly subdued solid construction complete with its original pin, hook and hinge. Good deep detail to the face side.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES RUCKSACK. A typical large capacity backpack used by mountain troops and infantry. Made of typical olive canvas and linen fabric. RB to the rear mantel with elements of the webbing reinforcing being in the grey colour. Four extra carrying straps for mounting and laying extra stowage are still attached to the item.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES SLEEPING BAG. A rare item of equipment being the armed Forces possibly Lufwaffe blue grey sleeping bag, this would have a multiplicity of usage. An interestingly constructed item having a hood with a separate hood lining, six button up front to the waist level with a beautifully constructed DRP Ries zip. Two front exterior pockets with flaps buttoned down and two apertures, one on each side of the upper chest, both having ‘DRP’ marked Zipp nickel zips to allow the arms to have access whilst in the sleeping bag. The base of the sleeping bag also having an identical ‘DRP Zipp’ zip fitted. The exterior is in blue grey but can be reversed to white. Slight fading of colour, all buttons complete, no visible markings.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES SWORD HANGER. The nicely stitched leather sword hanger with its nickel sprung loaded attachment clip and its long shoulder canvas strap.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 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 WATER BOTTLE. A good tropical water bottle, aluminium body, covered in tropical coloured felt, Bakelite cup complete with its tropical strap with ‘Lux’ marked pointed tip. The neck of the bottle is maker coded ‘1941’ dated. Some light moth to the exterior of the bottle, which can be seen on our web images.
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 PARADE INFANTRY NCO’S TUNIC. A very nice condition totally moth free 29th Infantry Regiment NCO’s parade tunic. Fine quality cloth, all original buttons, dark green centred shoulder boards with Oberfeldwebel lace and rank pips, silvered regimental numbers ‘29’, NCO’s lace to the dark green collar with the parade collar patches. Officers quality breast eagle in wire weave with parade type cuffs. White piping to the front skirt of the tunic. The interior is lined with grey green silk.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of stitch-in army administration officers shoulder straps.
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 NCO’S HERRINGBONE TWILL COMBAT TUNIC. An extremely good condition, large size, virtually unworn quality Army Artillery nco’s combat tunic. The material is without any faults, the shoulder boards fitted are the light green centred red silk piped shoulder boards with nco lace and one rank pip with a matching set of Bevo woven red centred collar patches, nco lace to the collar. Standard grey on green Bevo woven breast eagle fitted, which is cross hatch stitched to the tunic body. To the lower left sleeve as the tunic is viewed a yellow on green telegrapher’s (Funkmeister) trade patch. All of the buttons are the removable variety. Faint traces of issue markings with depot issue ‘ST 43’ just visible to the inside of the tunic.
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 AUXILIARY WOMAN’S HELPERS CAP AND CUFF TITLE. A nice group comprising the overseas cap and cuff title for a woman army signals auxiliary. Side cap with yellow piping to the top of the envelope and the front scallop with its totally original white on dark green army eagle, which has shredded slightly, it’s embroidered lightning blitz to the side also slightly shredded. The owner’s initials embroidered in red a on white small label to the interior lining. The imitation leather over Rexine forehead protector is in place with most of the Rexine covering missing. All complete with the beautifully Bevo woven yellow and black ‘N S Des Heeres’ woven cuff band.
GERMAN WWII ARMY BELT BUCKLE. A nice service used condition army enlisted mans one-piece stamped aluminium belt buckle with the pebbled finish surrounding the central circlet. Some light wear to the breast of the eagle, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
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 CAVALRY OFFICERS CRUSHER CAP. A good example of the crusher cap known in Germany as the Alter Art constructed in nice quality Melton material with some very minor moth tracking to the crown and the only moth holes having two on the green centre band. Golden yellow waffenfarbe, correct silver Bevo woven officers eagle and cockade, the peak although not being of leather is soft foldable fibre. The tan leather sweatband is intact and undamaged, it does show considerable wear use. The interior gold lining is complete with obvious wear use to the gold lining. Originally there was a centre celluloid lozenge fitted, which has been removed, possibly contemporarily as the wear is even across the whole inner crown of the lining.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S GROUPING. An incredibly rare uniform and clerical effects of a German Army Chaplain in the Chaplain’s original transit box, comprising a fabulous condition large size 57 officers saddle shaped visor cap, constructed in smooth ribbed material. Violet waffenfarbe around the crown and the upper and lower sections of the centre band, the main upper body of the cap, which includes the centre band and the main crown are totally free of moth with the exception of one section of the centre band having three moth nips, mainly on the side and reverse. To the lower base of the cap there are again three moth nips in the area below the dark green centre band and violet waffenfarbe. A matched silver wire woven national eagle and cockade with metallic national centre, chaplain’s cross set between the eagle and the cockade, standard officers silver cap cords and matching side buttons. To the interior wide mid tan leather sweatband has three small 1cm tears to the upper edge and some storage staining marks mainly in the forehead area. The leather sweatband is loose from the main body to a length of 8cms. The gold lining is excellent, complete with its centre celluloid lozenge in silver block the manufacturer’s name of ‘Pekuro’ which is the logo for the maker Peter Kupper, the remainder of the inner lining is superb. In the aperture allowing for a name label in the centre celluloid lozenge is a slip of card with the number ‘645’ attached, which interestingly matches the number ‘645’ stencilled on the outside of the Chaplain’s transit box. Officers quality four pocket tunic, deep turned back cuffs, insignia comprising the violet centred bullion wire collar patches with a lovely quality bullion wire woven officers breast eagle, which has been machine stitched in a cross hatched pattern through the tunic’s inner lining. To the left hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed is an enlisted ranks edelweiss patch, to the lower right hand sleeve is an Afrika with palms cuff band, Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the second buttonhole, loops for one award to the central pleat of the upper right hand pocket, five loops for a medium size medal ribbon bar. Austrian Salzburg tailor’s label attached to the inner section of the green silk lining. Accompanying the tunic and cap are a pair of the long tapered bottomed trousers constructed in Italian captured material, the trousers have seen some wear, there is no moth damage but wear in the crotch area and on the pocket edges that have flaps, the seat area having some minor staining. Wide officers brown belt, double pronged, with gold buckle, which is RZM marked. Chaplain’s armband of which the central Red Cross is beautifully woven into the white armband with a violet strip running the full circumference of the armband. Iron Cross 2nd class, Italian German Afrika medal, a large 9cms in length Gaelic style crucifix with a smaller bronze crucifix, field bible, a German Red Cross publication, a 1936 dated publication for the WWI War Veterans, one clerical embroidered item on violet background and a highly impressive and beautifully constructed silk and woven item of clerical clothing that can be worn over the head, some shredding to the right hand side. Lastly an excellent card mounted photograph measuring 23 x 17cms of the Field Chaplain himself, unfortunately not named on the image, on a Salzburg phogrphic studio mount, the Chaplain wearing officers M.43 cap, the chain of his cross can clearly be seen hanging around his neck with his Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon and the large double buckled belt are seen in the image, identical to the items listed here. The transit box is a standard issue German Army officers box, as previously stated numbered ‘645’ with the name ‘Goch’ stencilled to one side of the box, to the opposite side ‘Feldgeistlicher’ which translates in English to Chaplain. A highly unusual group, untouched since WWII with the name of ‘Goch’ available and the number, further research may? be obtainable.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S TUNIC. An ultra rare tunic for an army chaplain officer. The basic tunic is a police four pocket tunic in police green, the construction having two lower non bellows pockets, two upper breast pockets with central pleats, deep turned back cuffs, eight button front with skirted vent to the rear. The tunic is fitted with its totally original set of chaplain’s insignia being the violet based collar patches of the parade style with two rectangular violet 15 x 10cms patches, one to each upper sleeve. Attached to the sleeve but not sewn is a chaplain’s red cross centred and violet patched armband with the final accompaniment of an army officers breast eagle in silver bullion wire attached to the upper left breast of the tunic as the tunic is viewed. The tunic has suffered moth damage, which we have done our best to identify through our web images. An area of moth damage on the left hand barrel cuff and the right hand barrel cuff, an area behind the second buttonhole hidden by the closing flap and other scattered areas of the tunic. To the interior the tunic is fully lined in the issue cotton ribbed material, a hole has been tailored through the left hand side of the tunic for the hanging of a sword strap, as would have been worn if the tunic had been issued to a police official. The army officers breast eagle has been machine sewn completely through the tunic outer body and the lining, the only identifying stamps are the numbers ‘222’ to the inside of the tunic. The seam between the shoulders and the main body of the tunic have never been opened for the fitting of any other form of shoulder board and this is undoubtedly a police tunic taken from some sort of storage and issued to an army chaplain and has never been touched since. A rare item, even with the moth damage. We have had army chaplains tunics before but never seen the violet rectangular patches attached to the sleeves.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHEMICAL WARFARE TROOPS VISOR CAP. A very scarce waffenfarbe being the Bordeaux red piped waffenfarbe for Chemical warfare troops. A small size cap constructed in issue quality cloth, the only evidence of moth damage being one moth nip to the waffenfarbe above the national eagle, otherwise all nap good. An exact matching and aged set of national insignia, standard patent chinstrap with rounded edged buckles. Pigskin mid tan leather liner all complete and undamaged with wear use obvious in the forehead area. The remainder of the interior is lined in a lemon gold silk, which has been multi stitched in a lozenge form leaving the maker’s mark of an atlas of the world gold blocked behind the centre celluloid lozenge, we have encountered this maker before and they have always had the multi stitched style upper inner crown lining. On inverting the cap and looking at the join of the visor to the main body it would at first glance give the thought that the visor has been re-attached to the main body at some time in its life, this is not the case, the original pre-stitched holes to the body of the fibre peak have not been used and a further set of holes is up underneath the sweatband material. A rare colour waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE. Manufactured by FLL. Excellent bronze colour, evidence of as slight knock to the haft of the grenade. Some minor oxidisation to the reverse side. Complete with its original pin, hinge and hook.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN GOLD. A very rare example of the FLL marked Army Close Combat Bar in gold. At least 60% of the original gold finish remaining with slight rubbing to the highlights as can be seen on our web images. On the reverse side unfortunately the pin is broken half away along its length, complete with its central steel backing plate and clearly maker and designer marked in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DAGGER BY ALCOSO. A most beautiful example of an Alcoso produced army officers dagger, the blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked as were all of this model produced by Alcoso. These non maker marked Alcoso daggers had a completely different form of cross guard than any other manufacturer, the eagle is in a three dimensional form and stands well proud of the cross guard itself, that is how we identify the daggers as being made by Alcoso. White grip totally undamaged, excellent patinated finish remaining to the top pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all matching, complete with a set of the hanging straps with green velvet background and with its long silver portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET WITH DAMAGED LINER. A good ET62 apple green shell, which has at least 65% of the original apple green paint finish remaining, complete with both its national tricolour and army decal both received various abrasions, rust bleed showing through the skull, the apple green paint has removed itself from all of the three liner retaining rivet heads. To the interior the aluminium band and some of the leather of the liner remain, what remains has solidified. The liner band is maker marked and dated ‘1938’. A good opportunity to obtain an entry level double decal army combat helmet.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET, LARGE SIZE. A good large size SE66 Army M.35 double decal combat helmet. Both decals clear although some abrasions to the army decal and some light scratches to the tricolour. It can be seen that the helmet has been contemporarily over-painted in apple green by brush, a run of paint has crossed the black section of the national tricolour. To the interior the M.35 square edged buckles to the aluminium liner band are all intact, the liner is excellent, supple, all complete, undamaged with its original drawstring. Complete with its aluminium buckled chinstrap, original owner’s name hand applied to the interior of the liner. A good example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A superb condition late period M.35 double decal combat helmet, the shell is marked ‘ST62’, the exterior having all of its apple green finish remaining with minor abrasions as can be seen from our web images, the twin decals have minor abrasions, the paint has not removed itself from the liner retaining rivet heads. The liner fitted is an early double constructed aluminium liner band with M.40 strap lugs, this would happen being a late dated 1939 liner band and inner dome stamp. The liner itself is in superb condition, light tan colour, complete with its original drawstring. Strap minus. Batch number stamped into the skirt of the helmet ‘31270’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A highly interesting army double decal combat helmet of large size, stamped ‘ET66’ to the interior lower skirt. The helmet shell retains approximately 50% of its original apple green finish, the army decal is clear with some abrasions, the national tri-colour has a greater degree of abrasions, both of these can be clearly seen on our web images. The helmet is an untouched example, recently discovered to the market. The M.35 liner is all intact with its original drawstring. The colouring of the leather indicates extensive wear use. There are two minor holes to the main body of the liner, possibly by a rodent and one rodent nip close to the two holes at the tip of one of the tongues. The helmet has a ‘1943’ dated chinstrap with aluminium buckle. The highly unusual feature of this helmet is that it is still fitted with its original belt suspension strap, which is fitted to the rear of the helmet through the liner retaining rivet. The coloration and wear to the leather is identical to the wear on the liner and it is clearly marked ‘DRGM’, we cannot ever remember having a helmet complete with its original hanging strap. The helmet is further stamped into the rear skirt ‘Batch No.5482’.
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 FARRIER NCO TRADE PATCH. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. Very finely embroidered horseshoe on dark green uniform cloth with surrounding NCO lace.
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 FIELD POST INSIGNIA. An extremely rare set of insignia for the German Army Field Post being a set of insignia. in lemon yellow and green for the lowest rank of the Feldpost-Bote (Field Post Courier). The whole set has been removed from a tunic, stitches remaining. Heavy inter-twined wool with white metal FT Latin insignia fitted. Complete with the matching enlisted ranks collar patches, which are Bevo woven based on a rectangle of matching light green backing cloth with silk lemon yellow piping.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIELD POST SECRETARY’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of shoulder boards for a secretary within the German Army Field Post Service. Subdued grey exterior weave inter-twined with lemon yellow between the subdued grey with lemon yellow wool underlay with a further underlay of the Feldpost green wool colour. Aluminium Latin ‘FP’ affixed to each board. Minor moth nips to the reverse side. A rare set of shoulder boards.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIRE WORKER’S TRADE PATCH. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. Fine yellow embroidery on mid green uniform circular backing cloth. Some minor moth tracking to the nap.
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 CAR PENNANT. A superb quality Army General’s car pennant in its Perspex frame measuring 42cm x 25cm. Excellent gold embroidered General’s eagles laid onto field grey green backing cloth of fine quality with the complete triangular form of the edge trimmed in a series of gold swastikas. The Perspex completely envelopes the pennant, these would normally have been located within a chromium plated triangular frame, the Perspex has one split and is complete with its square fitting rod.
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 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 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 ENLISTED MANS/NCO’S VISOR CAP, HUGE SIZE. A beautiful condition huge size possibly 61 or 62 infantry enlisted mans or NCO’s visor cap constructed in officers light ribbed material, good bright white waffenfarbe set against the dark green centre band, slight age foxing marks to the upper level of the waffenfarbe at the rear of the cap, completeley devoid of any moth damage or other staining. A good set of national eagle and cockade with frosted highlights to the cockade. Standard patent leather chinstrap with oval buckles. On inverting the cap it is fully lined with gold silk, a non maker or retailer marked centre celluloid lozenge is all complete. The mid tan sweatband, which shows no evidence of wear use. The cap could be considered as near mint, when folded down it reveals the depot issue stamp of ‘H39’. Good high saddle shape.
GERMAN WWII ARMY INFANTRY NCO’S WHITE SUMMER TUNIC. White tunics are normally encountered worn by officers, this is a scarce case of an nco entitled to wear a white summer tunic, many images exist of this occurrence. Standard white four pocket tunic with flaps and pleats, imitation cuffs, a lovely set of mid war field grey centred senior nco’s shoulder boards attached, white wool piped for infantry, both shoulder boards having officer candidate strips fitted. To the left breast as the tunic is worn a nice quality nco’s silver wire woven Bevo breast eagle. Eastern Front ribbon fitted to the second buttonhole. All buttons are of the removable type. The tunic is devoid of any markings and is completely unlined as one would expect from a summer weight tunic.
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 INFANTRY STANDARD. One of the most impressive items from the era of the Third Reich are the flags known as The Regimental Standards, these 130cm x 130cm standards were all hand produced in the most exquisite manner and were produced in the various different colours of the arms of the service of the German Army, for example white for infantry, red for artillery, mountain green for mountain troops, rose pink for panzer, golden yellow for cavalry and so on, as per the waffenfarbe regulations. Very few survived WWII, hundreds of these flags can be seen trampled in the cobbles of Red Square in Moscow at the Soviet Russian Victory Parade of 1945. Most of the ones that were not captured were destroyed and very few remain. This infantry example is generally in very displayable condition with the beautiful metallic embroidery all intact laid onto the Iron Cross background with the four swastikas in each corner of the flag on both sides and complete with silver fringing. This example at some time in its life has lost the extra section of silk on the left hand side of the flag, which wraps around the pole and is pinned to the pole, all of the fringing is intact with the exception of two 10 cm centimetre sections, which can be viewed on our web images. Also at some time in its life it would appear that rodents have attacked the central cotton embroidered down swept wing national eagle, also two small sections of the upper arm of the Iron Cross, in these positions the flag has been professional patched and still makes a very fine display item and the flag is priced according to this damage. The silk generally on the flag is good and strong with slight shot areas around the edges of the central eagle, the main body is still good and strong. The flag deserves to be double sided framed for display.
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 LIEUTENANT GENERAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good service used pair of Army Lieutenant General’s shoulder boards constructed in gold and silver twisted cord, one rank pip to each board with slip-on tabs below. Obvious wear use to the red underlay.
GERMAN WWII ARMY LONG SERVICE MEDAL GROUP. Court mounted 4 and 12 year Army Long Service medals with their eagle and swastika motifs above with the same man’s matching twin medal ribbon bar with the 4 Year having the silver eagle and swastika, the 12 Year having the gold eagle and swastika which matches exactly the medals themselves.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A nice service used NS64 apple green army double decal combat helmet, the shell retaining virtually all of its original paint with some minor abrasions, its army decal is good and clear with abrasions to the left hand wing, the national tricolour good and clear with some light scratches. Unusually the majority of the paint is still adhered to the liner retaining rivet heads. To the interior the aluminium banded ‘1937’ dated liner is all intact with its 8 tongues to the leather, which is in good supple condition, none of the tongues have had their tips broken, original drawstring in place, both square edged strap buckles present, strap minus.
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 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 MEDICAL NCO’S VISOR CAP. A generally nice condition nco’s saddle shaped visor cap, although non size marked, on test with estimate size 57 or 58. Officers quality construction, blue piping to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band. The set of insignia are of officers level, silver bullion eagle and cockade with an nco/enlisted mans chinstrap, one can presume that this nco had officers quality insignia fitted on attaining a high nco rank. Standard board peak. The interior sweatband is of the ersatz variety, it is all complete but torn in two areas. The upper inner lining is all in grey silk with a complete and undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with a retailer’s silver blocked marking of an eagle standing on what appears to be an urn. The original owner of this cap has placed some folded paper in the area between the sweatband and the main body of the cap for a snugger fit to the head.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL SENIOR NCO PIPED FIELD SERVICE TUNIC. A highly unusual construction and configuration, we have recently had on consignment approximately 12 tunics from a very well respected collector within the UK who particularly focused on NCOs tunics, some of the tunics are of unusual configuration but all are undoubtedly totally original. This tunic is constructed in the identical gauge of material that we have experienced with most of the piped field service tunics. Dark green collar, blue piped, medical blue piped, blue piped closing flap at the front of the tunic with deep barrelled cuffs in blue piping, skirted back. Oberfeldwebel’s shoulder boards with an unusual form of medical blue piping, fully trimmed with NCOs lace. Officers wire woven breast eagle. The main difference in configuration is that most of the piped field service tunics we have had have four pockets all with pleats, this example has two upper breast pockets with pleats with two lower pockets of the Austrian style angled with scalloped pocket flaps and is probably the first piped field service tunic we have had worn by an NCO. The collar patches are officers wire woven quality with blue piping to the centre. An excellent quality Bielefeld maker’s label with the initials ‘HB’ laid over the tailor’s label. Loops to the front breast for one award with two loops for a short medal ribbon bar. Fully lined in the light grey green silk material to the interior with a dagger or sword hanger, which is ‘Assmann’ and ‘DRGM’ stamped with a hole tailored through the lower right hand front pocket to allow the sword or dagger hanger to pass through. No moth damage or staining. A scarce tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MOUNTAIN TROOPERS BERGMUTZE. A very good service worn classic mountain troopers bergmutze having a beautiful profile, this classic hat has seen good service wear, no moth damage, high quality material, the area around the complete crown seam had changed colour probably through dampness through a combination of dampness and sweat. Complete with its Bevo woven T shaped insignia set of eagle and cockade, of which a combination of thread has been used in its original application. Two small pebbled aluminium buttons holding the side curtains again, one of these is dented. The cap is complete with its untouched metal edelweiss to the side, on lifting the edges of the edelweiss the colour difference below the insignia can clearly be seen. Standard short peak. To the interior the helmet is completely lined in gold with sweat staining to the crown with a full circumference ersatz sweatband, to which some of the imitation leather covering is flaking away. Although not size stamped we estimate the cap to be size 57.
GERMAN WWII ARMY NCO 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 CAR PENNANT. A slightly moth damaged army officers car pennant measuring 32cm x 20cm. Faded field grey backing but with a beautiful double sided armed forces eagle embroidered in the classic German chain stitching. White canvas edging with canvas selvage edge. Slight damage can be viewed on web images, complete with both of its sprung loaded suspension clips.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY ALCOSO. An extremely nice army officers dagger with very good blade by Alcoso, all cross grain finish remaining to the blade, good bright finish. All of the fittings, which comprise of the upper pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour with a nice deep patination. Deep orange grip, which is totally undamaged, complete with both strap retaining rings, this is a good heavy constructed example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. A magnificent full length blade with all its cross grain finish remaining, virtually mint bright. Good deep Eickhorn logo picked out in grey which sets beautifully against the bright finish of the blade. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard match absolutely perfectly. Good toned finish overall. Deep casting to all of the details of the fittings. The orange grip is excellent with two very minor hair line cracks at the base where fitted to the lower grip ring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS. Excellent blade by P.D.Lunschloss of Solingen with all cross grain finish remaining. The finish to the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard generally good, the cross guard has toned to a semi matt grey where the scabbard has still much blue patination. The white grip has one minor crack and nick to the celluloid covering over the wood to the left hand side. Complete with a set of the deluxe hanging straps, brocade good, fittings slightly dull.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A very nice condition non maker marked bladed army officers dagger, the blade has all cross grain finish remaining, good patinated finish overall to all the fittings with the owner’s initials ‘O.SP.’ hand engraved into the back of the cross guard. Deep orange grip totally undamaged. Undented scabbard complete with a set of the velvet and silver wire hanging straps. Some wear to the wire section of the straps and the velvet behind, complete with its portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. An excellent example with an extremely good blade by Eickhorn with much cross grain finish remaining. All of the fittings, which include the upper pommel, grip lower ring, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour and condition. Slight lifting of the nickel plating to the right hand edge of the scabbard but with good blued patination overall. Deep orange grip completely undamaged with no chips. A fine example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. An excellent example of the standard army officers dagger having a very nice blade by Tiger of Solingen. Much original cross grain finish remaining. All of the fittings which include the top pommel, lower ferrule, cross guard and all scabbard fittings much exactly in colour and condition. Good deep detail to all of those afore-mentioned parts with original patinated finish within the lower field of the pommel ferrule and cross guard. Totally undamaged deep orange grip. On the reverse side of the cross guard are the initials ‘WE’ are engraved. The dagger is an excellent tight fit into the scabbard, very good pebbled detail to the scabbard, no indentations. A fine example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A non maker marked magnificent condition army officers dagger, the blade is full length with all its original cross grain finish, which is mint bright. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all match and toned to beautiful blued hue. Complete with its orange grip, which is totally undamaged with no cracks. Good deep casting to all the fittings. A very high quality piece.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS 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 120 cm with the subdued grey pebbled twin pronged buckle, complete with its matching cross strap 90 cm 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 HAUPTMANN’S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. A superb service worn matched pair of stitch in shoulder boards for an army Panzer Hauptmann of standard construction for stitch in style. Pink wool underlay standard exterior subdued weave, the two lower rank pips for when the wearer was originally an Oberleutant match completely. Both gothic style Panzer letter ‘P’s match in colour, consistency and design. There is a slight difference in the two further rank pips added when the wearer was promoted to a Hauptmann.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER 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.42 OVERSEAS CAP. It is often not realised how scarce the M.42 black Panzer side cap is, this example is in beautiful quality smooth black cloth, no moth damage, unworn condition, complete with its one-piece T shaped Bevo woven white on black national eagle with cockade below, twin blackened pebbled front buttons, single air vent. The interior is green satin lined and clearly stamped within a rectangle ‘Paul Neumann Oldenburg 1943 size 58’.
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 PAYMASTER TRAINEE PATCH. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. One moth nip to dark green backing cloth, yellow embroidery.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER ENLISTED MANS OR NCO’S VISOR CAP. A size ‘57’ stamped visor cap in the tellerform, early pre war ribbed material construction, standard dark green centre band, black piping for pioneer/engineer units. A matched set of national eagle and cockade. Standard patent chinstrap with square edged buckles. No moth damage anywhere on the cap. To the interior wear use is evident, the mid tan sweatband all in place without damage, the remainder of the interior is lined in the russet brown heavy cotton material, which is stamped size ‘57’ to the very centre of the crown. On folding back the sweatband reveals a very big ink stamp of the maker ‘K.H.Flauber, Minden, Westfalia’ with a clear date of ‘1938’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER MANS GREATCOAT EPAULETTES. A set of the slightly longer epaulettes for an army pioneer mans greatcoat. Black silk waffenfarbe, standard field grey centre, complete with both of the slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER/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 RADIO SPECIALIST NCO. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. Fine yellow embroidery on dark green uniform cloth, surrounded with NCO silver lace.
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 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 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 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 ZELTBAHN. Very good colour to both sides of the zeltbahn, some rodent gnaws, no buttons but ideal for display in a roll with the back pack equipment.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ZELTBAHN. A good army zeltbahn complete with all of its zeltbahn buttons, no staining, one side with good bright camouflage, the opposite side is slightly dull, complete with central rope. Clearly RB maker stamped, complete with a long leather zeltbahn strap.
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 ARNEM PARATROOPER PAPERWORK GROUP. A rare group of three documents belonging to Ober Gefreiter Adolf Harms who was a member of the heavy unit of the paratrooper rocket launcher unit. S.Fallsch.Werfer-Abt.21. All three documents A5 size, all have been folded. The Iron Cross 2nd Class is heavily stained. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation awarded 28th September 1944, Wound Badge in silver awarded 25.9.1944, to 2./Schw.Fall.Werfer-Abt.22. He was awarded the Wound Badge in silver for one wound indicating he must have lost a limb. Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Badge awarded 16th April 1943 to Adolf Harms, then serving with 1./Flakschw.Abt.198.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY 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 ARTILLERY NCO TUNIC INSIGNIA GROUP. A group of insignia removed from one tunic of an artillery NCO. Standard M.36 slip-on boards, red wool piping, NCO lace, twin rank pips indicating the rank of Oberfeldwebel. Complete with their matching Bevo woven artillery red centred collar patches set on sections of dark green uniform cloth, which have suffered from moth slightly and finally an NCO ordnance technician yellow gothic letter on dark green uniform backing with a run of silver lace surrounding the insignia.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY RESERVE OBERLEUTNANT’S COMBAT SERVICE TUNIC. A good well service worn four pocket M.36 style officers tunic for a Reserve Oberleutnant in the 6th Regiment of Artillery. All insignia is totally original to the tunic, subdued grey lace exterior shoulder boards with red and Reserve grey underlay cloth, Regimental number ‘6’ to each board, matching bullion wire and red centred collar patches, much wear to the rear of the collar, army officers breast eagle attached with some loose threads and minor oxidisation. The tunic has all subdued buttons, deep turned back cuffs, regimental tailor’s patches to both elbows, the deep turned back cuffs are worn. A well worn War Service Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. The interior lining is complete but worn with shredding at the join of the arm and the main body underneath the armpit. A good example of a well combat used artillery officers tunic.
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 ASSAULT FRAME BAG. Excellent condition assault frame bag complete with all its leather fitments, metal eyelets, canvas attachment tabs to fit into the A frame.
GERMAN WWII BATTLE DAMAGED M.40 HELMET. A severely impacted model M.40 combat helmet, finely photographed of page 121 of the excellent work BATTLE DAMAGE by Military Mode Publishing. This item, damaged, as seen, still with the remains of its leather liner and chinstrap, remains of the zinc liner band. A highly interesting artefact of war.
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 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 '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 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 CAMOUFLAGE M.42 HELMET. A highly interesting M.42 raw edge combat helmet that has had a heavy duty two-tone green camouflage applied. The camouflage was originally heavily applied and at least 50% as chipped away over the intervening years since WWII, however good clear images are available on our web site to be able to see the amount of paint loss. The helmet is all complete with its inner liner, which is clearly stamped size ‘59’ indicating the large size of the shell, it has lain in an exterior shed or barn where rodents have attacked a portion of the liner. The helmet is still with its original chinstrap fitted with the tip missing of the long section.
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 CAMOUFLAGED VEHICLE HEADLAMP. Shown on pages 150 and 151 of Tarnfarben volume 1 by Military Mode Publishing is this superb relic of a German military vehicle of WWII. Large central headlamp with 21cm lens, maker marked ‘Heller’. The whole body of the lamp is painted in the Normandy tan, brown and green camouflage finish. Complete with its securing nut to the body.
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 CAVALRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very good high saddle shaped cavalry officers visor cap, possibly size 56. all of the nap to the upper body of the cap is good constructed in the very fine quality light grey green smooth material. One moth nip to the golden yellow waffenfarbe to the side of the cap to the left of the national eagle. Stamped national eagle with bullion wire cockade, dragoon eagle placed between the national eagle and the bullion cockade indicating the owner was one of either the regimental staff of the 2nd and 4th Squadrons of Reiter Regiment 6, the 3rd Motorcycle Battalion and all units of the 3rd Cavalry Division. Fitted with standard officers cap cords, standard peak. To the interior the mid tan sweatband has evidence of much wear use, the interior lining is all in gold, a complete but cracked celluloid triangle is complete which is marked in red ‘ Original Schellenberg’. There is considerable wear and some light moth damage to the very lower edge of the cap. The sweatband is all complete, the majority on the stitching securing the sweatband to the main body has rotted and the sweatband is loose but intact.
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 CIVIL ORGANISATIONS BELT LEATHER. The slightly lighter weight of leather belt used by organisations from the SA, NSKK, NSBO, Organisation Todt and such-like. Excellent condition. 105cms in length.
GERMAN WWII 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 COASTAL ARTILLERY GREATCOAT. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, this is from that collection. A very nice condition enlisted ranks greatcoat for a member of the Coastal Artillery. Standard configuration, deep turned back barrel cuffs, false belt at the reverse side, two angled lower pockets, upper part lined in the standard cotton twill lining found on the majority of Armed Forces tunics. Full size stampings to the interior. Loops for shoulder boards, one Obermatrose rank patch to the right hand sleeve as the coat is worn. Two of the closure buttons at the front of the garment are missing, two spares are supplied within a pocket. Very slight moth damage to the lower front skirt, good nap overall otherwise excellent condition.
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 LEATHER WAIST BELT MARKED ‘B.A.FO.’ A very good condition heavy combat weight leather belt, stamped size ‘90’ complete with its aluminium belt clip, stamped ‘438B.A.FO.’ we have been unable to identify these markings, BA is for clothing depot, the FO undiscovered at the present time.
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 one-piece splittable aluminium identity disc marked ‘SST Stuba Oraneinburg, individual soldier number 182.
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 CONDOR LEGION WOUND BADGE IN BLACK MINIATURE. A very fine one-piece stamped example of the black version of the early Third Reich pattern known as the Condor Legion period badge. Good detail, complete with its lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII CONDOR LEGION WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A magnificent frosted finish one-piece stamped 15 x 15mm early Third Reich pattern miniature known as the Condor Legion pattern Wound Badge, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
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 DACHAU PAPERWORK GROUPING. Five pieces of extremely rare paperwork regarding the death of a prisoner in Dachau on the 11th March 1942. The death certificate of Hermann Will of Brandenburg, who was born on the 16th August 1892 making him 50 years old, a letter on Concentrationslager Dachau headed paper dated 23rd March 1942 listing all the effects of Hermann Will that are returned to his wife Frau Elizabeth Will, signed by the SS Property Office. A telegram to Elizabeth Will informing her of the death of her husband and the very important A5 size letter on the headed paper, again of the Concentrationslager Dachau, signed by the Commander of the crematorium that accompanied Herman Will's ashes back to his home and wife Elizabeth Will. The last piece is the Mitglieds Karte that was carried by Herman Will. We have had many items of both paperwork and other objects from the concentration camps, but never a letter indicating the return of ashes to the family.
GERMAN WWII 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 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 DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT (GERMAN AWAKE). A poor condition copy of the hard cover book Germany Awake with a split spine and stained cover. The interior of the book is in excellent order apart from age foxing to the edges. 150 pages of many black and white separately applied illustrations and gothic German text into the history of the NSDAP
GERMAN WWII 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. The all one-piece stamped buckle with single raised rune centre for the younger boys of the DJ. Some scratching to the surface with loss of nickel plating to the lower left hand side. The main buckle is not distorted.
GERMAN WWII DJ TRUMPET BANNER. A very fine example of a totally original trumpet banner for the DJ, most flags seen available are 1960’s copies, this very fine example measuring 59cm to the very tip of each fringe with 55cm in depth. Very lightweight black cloth with the single rune of the Deutsche Jungvolk overlaid to both sides of the banner. All of the fringing in a mixture of two strands of white, two strands of black, the four loops for tying the banner to the rings on a trumpet are again all in intertwined black and white wool.
GERMAN WWII DOUBLE DECAL ARMY HELMET. A large size SE68 shell army double decal combat helmet. The helmet shell has been refurbished by the central ordnance works prior to the 1940 regulations for the removal of the tricolour. The exterior shell is over-painted in a darker shade of apple green. Some abrasions and slight loss, as can be seen by our web images, minor abrasions and scratches plus rust bleed to the national tricolour. To the interior the shell retains its original early apple green colour, its complete aluminium banded liner, which has evidence of slight rodent damage. The remains of the original drawstring is present as is the chinstrap, which is ‘1940’ dated. The inner liner band is dated ‘1937’.
GERMAN WWII DR. HEINRICH DOEHLE ORDERS AND DECORATIONS PERIOD BOOK. A good clean example of the 127 page wartime period 1941 published work entitled Die Orden Und Ehrenzeichen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs by Dr. Heinrich Doehle. For the serious orders and decorations collector this is the original source work. Black white images of all of the awards and decorations introduced to up and including 1941, including a double page of ribbon colours, this work not only includes the orders and medals but the military awards. Spine generally good with its original black and white fly leaf cover, which is distressed.
GERMAN WWII 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 DRIVING MITTENS. The leather and grey green canvas drivers mittens, the palms are lined with grey leather with apertures for thumb and index finger. Grey green canvas exterior with all adjusting grey leather tab in a leather virtually identical to the leather used on German paratrooper helmet straps. The mittens are fur lined in the hand section. One glove is RB numbered and Waffen acceptance stamped.
GERMAN WWII DRL BADGE IN BRONZE. Unusual to find an example without any manufacturers markings on the reverse side at all. Nice condition.
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. 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 WITH SWORDS 1ST CLASS, CASED. A superb condition Eagle Order 1st class with swords in its original case . The award completely undamaged, enamel superb, all finish remaining to the crossed swords and eagles. The silver quality stamping to the ring above the clover leaf is difficult to discern whether it is 800 or 900, it has been stamped on an angle and the 8 or 9 is unclear, however it is silver stamped. Nicely gold blocked to the upper inner lid of the box ‘Verdienstkreuz 1.Stufe Des Ordens Vom Deutschen Adler Mit Schwerten’. The exterior of the box is extremely nice, a small portion of paper covering to the right hand side of the lid slightly loose from the main body, otherwise excellent. Box closing catch in full operation.
GERMAN WWII EARLY BREAD BAG STRAP. An exceptionally nice item of field equipment being the bread bag strap, this is clearly of very early and possible SSVT usage, the colour is the typical dark slightly beige grey of SSVT equipment and the ends are an untreated nickel type metal. The overall structure is of field combat usage with large buckle and well sewn fixtures. The item is complete, all spring work correctly and all leather areas of brown leather. There is a good and particularly legible set of markings dating this to 1938.
GERMAN WWII EARLY INFANTRY SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the pointed early shoulder boards for the M36 tunic, all dark bottle green, no individual unit or arm of service piping, surrounded by NCO’s lace, two rank pips to each board with regimental number ‘5’ to the centre of each board. Complete with their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII EARLY SS ARM EAGLE. A rare example of the early Waffen SS VT arm eagle of the period 1936 to 37. Unissued condition. Machine embroidered in grey thread on black background.
GERMAN WWII EARLY STYLE INFANTRY SCHOOL DER SPEISS TUNIC. A large size early style tunic, unfortunately suffering from some moth but a rare configuration. Two upper patch pockets with pleats, two lower angled hidden pockets, early style buttons fitted, dark green collar. A set of stitch-in Infantry School shoulder boards, white wool piped, Oberfeldwebel rank with gothic ‘S’ for school between the two rank pips. A set of the parade style infantry backed collar patches on the dark green collar with matching lace. Officers wire bullion breast eagle. The whole front of the tunic edges piped in white with two sections of Der Speiss lace to each deep barrelled cuffs. A moth hole to the lower left corner of the upper right hand pocket as the tunic is worn and considerable moth to the lower left hand barrel cuff and a lesser amount to the right barrel cuff, one quite large moth hole to the rear panel measuring 1.5cm x 1cm. The tunic is fully lined to the interior with heavy duty ribbed cloth similar to the issue quality lining material used on M.36 tunics. Another interesting feature to the tunic is the owner of the tunic has a rough cut hole through the lining material and the lower pocket to allow for the passing through of sword or dagger hangers indicating that this tunic was probably constructed before the introduction of any bladed side arm to the Wehrmacht.
GERMAN WWII EAST FRONT MEDAL CITATION TO GRENADIER BATTALION LIST. A standard semi hard card citation for the Winter Medal in the East, one fold, a rare unit, awarded to ‘Stabsfeldwebel Johann Hartmann. Award typed Gren.Ers.Batl.199 List’. Award dated ‘6th March 1944’ with pen signature of an unidentified Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN 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 ELASTOLIN SCHELLENBAUM BEARER. A scarce figure of the sawdust and glue Elastolin figures so popular with children in Germany before WWII being an army Schellenbaum bearer. The paintwork to the figure is excellent, one slight chip to the upper left hand arm, complete with its carried Schellenbaum having all of its paint finish and without any cracks. Marked ‘Elastolin Germany’ to the base.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS BREECHES. A good set of enlisted ranks breeches, which have had the leather thigh inserts removed, these have been sitting in a Bavarian film costumiers for many years. 41cms waistband. No moth damage, good nap to the cloth in area, complete with its rear adjuster. Two angled pockets with buttons. Open ticket pocket. All buttons to the crotch complete. Bavarian costumier labels intact plus Bavarian film costume company stamps to the interior. The pockets original had flaps and appear to have been removed with the opening strengthened. Ideal for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS OVERSEAS CAP, SLOVAK PATTERN. The side cap known as the Slovak pattern, constructed in standard field grey. The cap has faded over the years, no moth damage, complete with its one-piece T shaped white on green Bevo woven insignia. Maker stamped to the herringbone inner lining ‘S.K.P.’ with what appears to be a date of ‘1936’ with a further Roman numeral stamping size ‘1’.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. A patent leather belt for parade purposes with its two-piece stamped aluminium enlisted ranks belt buckle in superb condition. Some creasing to the lacquered finish of the face of the belt otherwise excellent, complete with its adjuster tab and maker marked to the interior. Ideal for display with a parade tunic. The belt is 100 cms in length.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT LOOP, DATED 1938. The mid tan equipment loop, maker marked and dated ‘1938’ as shown on page 135 of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT LOOP. Mint condition brown teardrop shaped equipment loop shown on page 135 of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering. Maker marked and dated ‘1936’.
GERMAN WWII 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 FALLSCHIRMJAGER PARACHUTE CARRYING BAG The heavy duty olive drab carrying bag for the Luftwaffe paratrooper’s parachute, but of a different form than normally encountered. This example is in a more rectangular shape. Accompanying the bag is a picture of Luftwaffe paratroopers who had recently been transferred from the army paratrooper units wearing their double zip fronted jump smocks, one of which is carrying this rectangular shaped bag. It is marked ‘FL30220’ it is identical to the item shown on page 471 of ‘Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe by John R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht. Condition:
GERMAN WWII 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 FLAMETHROWER PROTECTIVE FACE MASK. Two very rare accessories for the flamethrower operator being grey leather masks, one complete with its elasticised head strap, the other missing, both with metal eyepieces with slits for vision, these are located in a very frail cardboard box, ink stamped to the exterior ‘5 Stuck’ (items) ‘Schutzmasken Fur Flammenwerfer’ complete with its Frankfurt maker below. The lid is very frail and has lost edge of the lid. The mask itself is extremely rare.
GERMAN WWII FLARE POUCH IN CANVAS. The rare variety of the flare holder being constructed all in webbing. Generally good overall condition with both leather closing tabs, rust to the closure stud. Both D rings and their strapping complete to each side, one animal gnaw to one corner of the pouch, to the opposite side clearly three letter coded and dated ‘43’ with ink waffen amt acceptance stamp. Attached to the flare pouch is a non-contemporary French webbing shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII FLYING BOOTS. A most unusual and probably early pair of brown suede and brown leather flying boots dating from the inter war period and probably used by NSFK and DLV flyers. They have typical German manufactured Zipp brand zips to the front. The soles are extremely thin and reminiscent of British WWI Royal Flying Corps Fug boots. The upper part of the boot has straps to them, the overall condition is very good with just one small tear to one of the upper sections and a little scuffing to the toe caps.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING 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 FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A small version of the Frauenschaft badge in black, white and red enamels. Undamaged enamel but slight dullness, complete with its pin back fixing system. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/1’. 30mm x 22mm size.
GERMAN WWII FRITZ TODT AWARD IN SILVER. As is common with most of these awards the silvering has virtually disappeared having remains left on the head of the eagle, tips of the two upper wings and on some of the cog wheels. Deep good strike, on the reverse side the wide tapering pin complete with its original hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII GAS 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 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 GENERAL LINNARZ SIGNITURE. Army Leutnant General, Commander of the 26th Panzer Division, German Cross in silver winner. Full pen signature on a 15th January 1945 A4 headed paper of the Chief of the Army Personnel Office with accompanying documentary research on his history.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL MAJOR’S TUNIC INSIGNIA SET. A very nice well worn and removed from tunic set of slip-on Major General’s shoulder boards all in bullion wire with matching bullion gold wire collar patches. The collar patches still have stitches remaining where removed from a tunic. Wear use to the collar is obvious. An excellent matching set.
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 CROSS IN CLOTH, PANZER VERSION. Not to be confused with the lighter blue Kriegsmarine patterns, this is definitely a black backed German Cross in cloth that has been issued and worn, slight toning to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, undamaged central swastika. Two stitches remain where it has been removed from a tunic. A slight break in the silver wire edge that runs around the exterior of the solid dated wreath.
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 GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL CORRECT KNOT. more images.
GERMAN WWII GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DAGGER WITH ORIGINAL CORRECT KNOT. A very nice example of the Government Officials dagger with blade by Eickhorn. The Eickhorn examples of the Government Officials dagger are of a far higher quality level than the Alcoso examples. This item has a superb blade with the Eickhorn logo, all of the heavy nickel fittings are of the highest quality with good deep detail to the cross guard and the eagle’s head. The mother of pearl grips are totally undamaged. All plating intact to the complete grip area and the scabbard. The dagger is with its original very rare half size portapee knot, the knot’s value alone is in excess of £1,000.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICERS TUNIC. A classic example of a wartime constructed tunic where regulations were complete ignored. The tunic constructed in the high quality captured Italian cloth has been constructed on the M.42/43 style having four front pockets without pleats, two lower pockets are of the bellow type, cuffs are standard enlisted ranks adjustable style, closed collar configuration, fitted with a set of well worn stitch-in Hauptmann’s shoulder boards with gilded intertwined lettering ‘GD’ attached, all silver lace in the subdued type with white infantry underlay. The collar patches are a set of white wool centred wire woven collar patches laid on green uniform cloth. To the rear of the collar there is stitch evidence showing the previous removal of enlisted ranks, possibly mouse grey collar patches. The breast eagle is of the silver Bevo woven type for an NCO. Iron Cross ribbon to the 2nd buttonhole. To the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn is a high quality heavy wire woven Grossdeutschland officer cuff title. Two short rows of loops67568 for medal ribbon bars above the right hand pocket and two sets of loops for awards on the upper right hand pocket. The tunic has seen service wear, there is no moth damage, wear around the waist of the tunic indicating the rubbing of a waist belt. To the interior the tunic is partially lined in standard issue rayon material. A rare wartime configured tunic to an illustrious unit.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND PANZER SHOULDER BOARDS. A most magnificent set of exact matching Panzer pink piped slip-on shoulder boards for the black wrap over tunic of a Grossdeutschland member. The base material of black is constructed of the finest quality Melton-like cloth, silk pink piped with beautifully woven intertwined ‘GD’ in pink to the centre. Some obvious service wear with light green backing cloth and slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF 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 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 DIV CUFF TITLE, SERVICE WORN. A good service worn Hermann Goering enlisted mans block capital machine embroidered cuff title, embroidered in grey on Luftwaffe blue backing. Stitches remain where removed from a captured Herman Goering Division soldier. Two moth nips to the right hand side. A lovely piece of untouched insignia.
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 HERMANN MEYER CAP. A good service used Hermann Meyer cap complete with its chinstrap, neck flap and has always been fitted with aluminium insignia. A size ‘55’ ‘1943’ dated RB numbered cap which has seen good service wear with matching Luftwaffe eagle and cockade. Some light staining overall, obvious wear use to the interior sweatband. One small opening in the material between the crown, seam and the upper body plus one other small nick to the cloth.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL BREECHES. A very hard to find set of trousers being the herringbone twill breeches, these would have been issued with the herringbone twill combat tunic to any mounted units. The trousers are completely unissued, there are loops conversant with late war M.44 trousers, two angled side pockets, a flapped watch fob pocket, the two upper trouser closure buttons are of the form found on late war Panzer tunics being the buttons with swastika centre and cogwheel exterior, all other buttons are standard black. Adjuster belts on either side of the waist. Faint traces of white ink size stampings.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL LONG STRAIGHT TROUSERS. Issued with the herringbone twill tunic, this scarce set of trousers have been worn, they have minor nicks to the cloth but no staining and are generally in very good displayable condition. One slight hole in the crotch area, the seam has come apart and not moth damage. These trousers are seen quite often being worn by Panzer troops with the black wrap-over tunic, the left leg outer left hand seam has slightly brighter stitches, it would appear that this seam has been strengthened. Narrow waistband, buttons all intact for brace fitting, small loops for a belt and a very wide rear waist adjustment system. Twin side pockets.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL TROUSERS. The trousers to the HBT suit are far harder to obtain than the tunics, this example generally in excellent condition, slight fading, no damage or repairs, standard configuration of two angled side pockets without flaps, button closure, one watch fob pocket to the front with closure flap, all zeltbahn buttons to the fly, long loops for belt fixing to the waistband, side adjuster straps.
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 BUCKLE. A very fine condition one-piece stamped steel non maker marked Hitler Youth belt buckle that has virtually all its original silvered finish remaining. Some areas of rubbing, which can be seen from our web images otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH 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 HITLER YOUTH PROFICIENCY BADGE IN BRONZE. Slight oxidisation below the pointed arrow, individually numbered ‘1 3 9 1 6 3’. RZM marked in raised relief, complete with its large tinny type pin back construction.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH/SCHUTZE POLIZEI DOUBLE SIDED FLAG. A highly interesting lance pennant style flag, 56 x 106cms. At first glance it could be assumed that this is a Hitler Youth pennant but we firmly believe it to be a pennant of a Police unit or possibly a Police Youth Movement, based on the shape of the swastika to the reverse side. This beautifully constructed multi coloured pennant in black, white, yellow, red, grey and blue with the face side having the large cut out panel with black embroidered edges of the eagle of the Schutze Polizei. The central eagle is carrying a grey sword in one talon with the lightning bolts in red in the other talon. Gott Mit Uns scroll above the head of the eagle. To the reverse side the pennant is halved in red and blue with central laid on black swastika on a white field, which is further laid on to the halved panel. Overall the pennant is in excellent condition with slight surface staining, no moth or damage, complete with its suspension hooks. Further research could reveal a very interesting sub organisation of the German Police.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. Good condition.
GERMAN WWII HUGE SIZE M.43 ENLISTED MANS FIELD CAP. A very hard to find M.43 caps in the size such as a size 60. Virtually unissued condition, all nap of cloth present, three small slits to the material to the upper left hand side of the crown, twin button front. The one piece eagle and national cockade original factory machine stitched to the cap. The interior lining in the grey cotton twill, faint traces of what appears to be an RB number plus a semi clear ‘1944’ date with a much clearer size ‘60’ stamping.
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 HUNTING SIDE ARM. An excellent condition side arm, virtually mint blade by Eickhorn, complete with all of its hunting etched panels to both sides of the blade. The blade measures 33cm in length, the overall length of this side arm with scabbard is 50cm. The D shaped grip with clamshell style cross guard constructed in brass and gilded, all of the gilding remains in place. Ivory grips with three acorns either side of the grip. The dark brown leather scabbard and both the upper and lower scabbard fittings in excellent condition, complete with original hanging frog and silver and green portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII HUNTNG ASSOCIATION INSIGNIA. A beautiful grouping of insignia and awards to a member of the Deutche Jagerbund, a central feature being the green armband having a beautifully stamped and highly gilded insignia of an antler’s head surmounted by the Imperial Crown, all of a one-piece stamping. Pinned around it are three separate either gilded or gilded in green enamel lapel pins. In a separate box there is a lapel pin of the same insignia stamped ‘585’ which a German equivalent of marking 14 carat gold. Accompanying the pin is a miniature version stamped ‘900 German silver’. Both pins are situated in their original box which is marked ‘Deutches Jagerbund’ in gold block lettering to the lid ‘Berlin SW88’. A very attractive set.
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. An extremely good example, one-piece cast, good deep detail to the face side, non maker marked.
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 ENLISTED MANS OR NCO VISOR CAP. A very nice condition size 56 or 57 infantry NCO’s or mans visor cap. The cap is constructed in a material very close to being officers quality, white wool waffenfarbe, dark green centre band, the nap of the cloth is superb, no moth anywhere to the cap. Complete with its slightly subdued stamped national eagle with matching cockade and metallic national cockade centre. Standard black patent chin strap with standard patent visor. To the interior the mid tan sweatband is of the ersatz variety, it is a wide example, some slight cracking but no tears or damage. The upper liner crown is lined in gold silk with a complete and undamaged centre celluloid lozenge, which below is silver blocked ‘STIRNDRUCKFREI DEUTSCHES REICHSPATENT’.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY LEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good unused set of stitch-in shoulder boards for an Army Infantry Leutnant. White wool underlay with subdued grey outer weave.
GERMAN WWII INSIGNIA GROUPING BARGAIN SET. Regimentals recently purchased a collection poorly stored since the 1970’s, Fire Police officials shoulder board, Armed Forces Major’s rank of Adminastrative Court Marshall Staff slip on shoulder board, Gendarmeries shoulder board, Customs shoulder board, Luftwaffe Administrative shoulder board, one single political collar patch with blue orstgruppe piping, a Luftwaffe communications trade patch.
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 2ND CLASS. A nice condition Iron Cross 2nd class with much original frosting remaining around the frame, all finish remaining to the iron centre on both sides, complete with a section of correct ribbon.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. A good example of the Iron Cross 2nd class, one minor scratch to the black finish to the central iron core, the frame is toned, complete with a section of ribbon.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. An issued and worn example, no maker mark, some slight rubbing to the black iron core centre, with its length of original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN MADE SS COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely rare grouping of SS insignia probably produced in Northern Italy at the end of the war either for German forces or RSI Italian SS troops. Recently acquired through an English country auction, a still sewn together pair of classic Italian embroidered heavy wire SS runes collar patch with the opposite patch blank and a single identical SS runic patch. Italian embroidery is immediately identifiable against most other countries, many items of Polish insignia were produced in Italy as the allies advanced through Italy in 1943 and 44, the embroidery on these SS runes is identical. They have lost the majority of their gilded finish to the wire, the backing material is a coarse black ribbed cloth. Accompanying the three collar patches was a printed patch of the Tyrol, with the owner’s original Italian made 8th Army sleeve patch, historians would immediately note that the British 8th Army advanced north of Milan and eastwards of Venice, occupying all of Northern Italy with their headquarters in Southern Austria and Klagenfurt and these four items with other items which are being separately listed on our web site, such as swastika armbands, SS Bevo woven eagle and skull sets for the M.43 cap were acquired by a British ex 8th Army member, also well known is the fact that the Tyrol area of Northern Italy has always been in dispute as to its ownership and could possibly have been raising its own SS units. A super rare grouping.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN ORDER OF THE CROWN. The Italian Order of the Crown neck cross and breast star in its original presentation case, awarded to Third Reich General of Infantry Eugen Ott. Over the past year of 2017 the whole estate of General of Infantry Eugen Ott has been sold in individual lots via auction, we have been fortunate enough to acquire a number of the items and this is the Order of the Crown that he was awarded. Beautiful case with the original manufacturer’s name embossed into the upper inner silk, with a photograph of General Eugen Ott.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. A rare collar patch for the Italian SS Volunteer Division, Dachau made. Silver embroidered Italian Fascist symbol on its section of black SS collar patch cloth having the classic Dachau production white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 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 JULEFEST 1943 PLATE. A totally undamaged and excellent condition Julefest 1943 plate in white porcelain, central raised eagle with sword in hand, mobile swastika at the base at the joint of the lettered decoration. On the reverse side complete with dedication laid into the porcelain, double runic ‘Allach’ marking within the glaze and with a non contemporary wire suspension passed through the two pre existing suspension holes.
GERMAN WWII JUNCKERS JU88 COCKPIT PERSPEX PIECES. Three individual items from the canopy of a JU88 twin engine bomber. The pieces are in mint condition, have never been installed, the largest piece 53cms x 34 with two smaller triangular pieces measuring 28cms x 35cms.
GERMAN WWII K.98 CLEANING KIT. A well combat used unpainted steel tinned version with a good degree of the contents remaining including the aluminium pull through and bore brush and to the opposite end there is the standard grease tin now empty of grease with a little crushing from combat use to one end of the tin.
GERMAN WWII K98 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 KRETA CUFF BAND CITATION. A pre printed A5 size illuminated citation for the Kreta armband, awarded to Obergefreiten Georg Buchner who was a member of 14./Geb.Jag.Rgt.100 with regimental circular ink over-stamp. This unit was part of 5th Mountain Troop Division flown in by JU52’s to land on Kreta 1941. Ink signature of Colonel Glasl Regiment Commander. Slightly turned edges but unfolded and non punch-holed.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGDSMARINE DAGGER HANGERS. A nice slightly mismatched pair of the set of hangers for a German WWII naval officer’s dagger. The lion’s head buckles are identical, all the clip are identical, a minor difference between the velvet underlay and silk exterior material. All suspension clips sprung loaded and working correctly.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A mint unissued condition heavy wire hand embroidered national eagle on deep navy blue background being for an officer in the naval administration branch.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ADMIRAL INSPECTOR’S FLAG. In June 1943 Grand Admiral Erich Raeder was discharged as C I C of the navy and appointed to a newly established honorary post of Admiral Inspector of the Greater Germany. The Admiral Inspector’s flag only flown by Erich Raeder, is a standard Grand Admiral’s flag but bordered in blue. This car flag measuring in total 33cm x 30cm appears to have been originally constructed as a standard Grand Admirals flag and has had a new blue border added when the rank of Admiral Inspector was created. Beautiful ribbed white base cloth with the most finest hand embroidery chain stitching imaginable during the Third Reich period. Double sided and complete with its white canvas selvage edge, all fitted into a custom built frame, the frame can be unscrewed and the flag removed if so desired. A photograph and drawing of the same flag can be seen on page 344 of Uniforms and Traditions of the Kriegsmarine by John R.Angolia and Adolf Schlict Volume 3.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BATTLE CRUISER ADMIRAL HIPPER ALBUM & GROUPING. Bootsmann Rudolf Grosseide was a pre war sailor firstly on the pre Dreadnought batleship Schlesien then served on heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Large Photo album measuring 41cmx21cm The front cover of the album has the heraldic arms of the Schlesian plus the name and date 1938 to 39 to the interior of the album, which is extremely comprehensive the majority of the photographs seem to be from his service on both the Schlesien and the Hipper ,The album contains over 200 photographs of a pre war world cruise on the Schlesien, close-up shots of men and officers in their full uniforms, both service and dress. Many images taken in their ports. Excellent photographs of the rare Kriegsmarine trophelm being worn with the Kriegsmarine eagle to front. Later images in the album show him on war service on the Hipper in more northern climates. Excellent images of the Hipper’s float plane being launched from the ship and recovered. Damaged buildings, possibly in Poland. Accompanying the album is the A4 size citation for his award of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge dated ‘9th March 1942’. A badly stained A5 citation for the Iron Cross 2nd class pen signed by the North Sea Vice Admiral dated ‘20th April 42’. An excellent condition A5 hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet Badge whilst serving on the cruiser Admiral Hipper, signed by unidentified Admiral and Fleet Chief. An accompanying hard cover book, which replicates the cruise of the battleship Schlesien in October 1938 with the names of every one of the crew to the end of the book. Lastly a ‘1958’ dated Marine Veteransbund citation for 25 years membership. The Hipper saw a significant amount of action during WWII, she was involved in the Norwegian assault in 1940, involved in operations against allied merchant shipping in the North Atlantic, operated against the British convoys to the Soviet Union, after encountering damage in December 1942 against British light cruisers she returned to Germany for repairs and was never restored for operational status and was finally destroyed at her moorings in July 1945. The Schlesien saw limited combat during WWII but was involved in the invasion of Norway, she ended her career as an anti aircraft ship in the Baltic in 1945 and was struck by a mine and sank in shallow water. A highly interesting naval grouping.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BELT BUCKLE. The rare belt buckle used by the Kriegsmarine, standard aluminium Armed Forces buckle, anodised in gold, manufacturer’s stamp ‘RS’, complete with its leather tab, which is ‘1939’ stamped and maker marked with very faint traces of the original Kriegsmarine acceptance stamp on the reverse side of the leather tab. This cannot be picked up by our images but can be seen when held in the correct light. Some of the stitching holding the two halves of the leather tab have rotted away, the buckle is excellent with much of the original gold finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE, CASED WITH MINIATURE. The Blockage Breaker Badge in its wide case having a separate loop to the right of the main badge for the fitting of the miniature. Standard size award, produced by ‘A.G.M.u.K.4 Gablonz’. Beautiful finish remaining to the main award with all the silvering to the eagle on the bow of the ship with matching excellent finish to the 10mm miniature, in its presentation case with closing catch, case totally undamaged.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE, CASED WITH MINIATURE. An exceptionally good condition Blockade Breaker badge having all of its original dark grey patinated finish with frosted highlighted art deco style eagle and swastika with the slightly highlighted chain surrounding the award. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side with designer’s name and the manufacturer ‘Schwerin, Berlin’, in its original case, which is untitled, paper hinge type, complete with its 10mm diameter lapel pin with its twisted and grooved fixing.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CAPTAIN AND ABOVE WHITE TOP OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A rare cap from the Kriegsmarine being the white top officers visor cap worn by all officers above the rank of Captain up to Commander and a favourite of the submarine commanders within the Navy. This example is in excellent condition, it has much service wear and has a wonderful service feel about it. Standard cloth covered peak with the wide row of celion constructed leaves with a bullion large size cockade, an aluminium gilded eagle attached to the white removable top, standard mohair centre band, anchor side buttons, patent naval style chin strap. On inverting the cap the full interior liner is present with one only of two initials of the original owner remaining pinned to the sweatband. The upper inner crown has its complete undamaged centre celluloid lozenge, which has never had any retailers or makers mark applied to it. The interior satin gold lining is all present, it is stained through wear use. The very edges of the front peak stitches are frail where the cap is applied to the main body of the cap. The cap also comes with its removable blue top, which has its bullion Kriegsmarine eagle attached.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CITATION AND LETTERS. A highly emotive pair of letters and a citation for the Minesweeper badge belonging to Kriegsmarine Matrosen Fritz Nauruschat. Fully illuminated A5 citation for the Minesweeper badge dated ‘October 41’, pen signed by the Captain and Commander of the 1st Sicherungsdizion, folded once, non punch-holed with two accompanying hand written letters to the recipient’s mother dated ‘31st January’ and ‘23rd February 1945’ by that time he would have been serving in a Marine Infantry Unit on the Eastern Front. Both letters have been translated into English. The first letter in January 45 he annotates ‘Without identifying the area Eastern Front 23 2.45
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. A maker marked Coastal Artillery badge, solid construction, retaining much original gilding to the exterior wreath mainly in the lower areas of the wreath. Maker marked in raised relief ‘FL 43’ on the reverse of the award.
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 DAGGER UNDER-BELT. The blue webbing belt with all leather fittings for wearing under the uniform tunic of a Kriegsmarine officer for suspension of his dagger. Mint condition, marked ‘Assmann 43 size 100’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE 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 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 ENLISTED RANKS M.41 TROPICAL FIELD CAP. A superb example in virtually unworn condition of the naval tropical enlisted ranks field cap. When these appear on the market they are normally anywhere between size 55 and 57, this is a huge size 61. Standard gold on tan Bevo woven eagle with matching national cockade, twin zinc air vents, standard green cotton lining, maker marked ‘Franz Ritter Dettingen’ dated ‘42’ and clearly stamped size ‘61’.
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 HENCKELS DIVER’S KNIFE. A rare original example of the Kriegsmarine diver’s knife, the blade by Henckels. Overall length of the knife with the scabbard is 34cm, blade length 20cm. The blade is excellent, still with its original profile, slight dullness in areas. The ribbed grip manufactured in heavy lead, which has been painted red at some time during its service life, with its circular all brass scabbard to which the knife screws into.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE 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 MINESWEEPER BADGE BY SCHWERIN. A good minesweeper badge with much of its original gilt, exploding bomb to the centre has its original dark patinated finish remaining, wide tapering pin on the reverse side, with in raised relief the designer’s name of ‘Otto Placzek Berlin’ with the manufacturer ‘Schwerin Berlin’ with the name ‘Schwerin’ obscured by the original hook to the pin.
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 DAGGER. A good blade in the standard etched pattern of a fouled anchor with other floriated patterns, double fullered. Maker marked by ‘Eickhorn’. Some dullness to the gilding of the cross guard and the top pommel. Celluloid grip completely undamaged with all its original grip wire. The scabbard generally undented with a slight depression 3cm up from the base and another small depression just below the upper hanging strap band. Complete with double hanging rings. Some gilding left remaining in the lower field of the lightning bolts to the scabbard.
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 SINGLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. A very nice Q64 Navy single decal combat helmet, the skull retaining virtually all its original paint finish with minor abrasions. The paint has removed itself from the three liner retaining rivet heads. Some abrasions to the deep gold decal, which can be seen on our web images. The helmet has taken a round hit at the rear of the helmet where the dome meets the skirt, there is also a slight indentation to the crown. Complete with its original liner, all the tongues present and supple with original drawstring, original strap which has traces of its maker’s mark visible but difficult to read. The owner owner’s name of ‘H.Brein’ is hand applied into the inner rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE 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 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 KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL OFFICERS VISORED FIELD CAP. One of the rarest items of Kriegsmarine headdress is the long visored model 41 tropical field cap for a Kriegsmarine officer. This slightly worn condition size 57½ cap started factory life as an enlisted ranks and has been field upgraded to officer rank with the addition of gold tress around the crown and front scallop of the cap. It is unknown whether the officer grade lace was fitted at depot level or at field level, however it has been applied very professionally. There is slight green verdigris in a 10cm section to the gold lace below the national eagle and just above the national cockade. On inverting the cap it can be clearly seen the different colour stitching used to apply the gold lace. The insignia fitted is a standard yellow on tan Bevo woven eagle, with a matching correct tropical cockade, twin zinc air vents. The interior has the standard green cotton lining with a clear 57½ stamp with a designation ‘W’ next to the size, which may indicate the Wilhelmshafen clothing depot. Just below the size stampings there are now indistinct other markings. There is evidence of light wear use to the forehead area. The exterior colour is superb.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL SHOULDER STRAPS. A highly unusual set of shoulder straps, well service used, constructed in the same style as army and Luftwaffe straps, but formed from the navy colour material. Tropical lace with blue waffenfarbe. Slip-on boards. A lovely matched set, probably worn on the navy tropical shirt. Field grey underlay.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT BADGE. A superb early heavy quality gilded tomback example, non maker marked, wonderful finish and detail. Nickel wide tapering pin, which has obviously been used, the hook has slightly flattened.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE WAR SERVICE CROSS CITATION, RARE TYPE. The recipient of this citation was not what one would call a combat hardened veteran, however the type of the citation is extremely scarce. Standard A5 size citation folded once, awarded to a Senior Dockyard Bookkeeper, Kriegsmarine Unit in Norway on the 1st September 1944. The citation is for the War Service Cross 1st Class, awarded Berlin 1st September 1944, the lettering is the rare type, which includes ‘from the Commander-in-Chief of the Kriegsmarine, Donitz, Grand Admiral.’ Complete with the over-stamp of the Marine Command in Norway.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE WHITE OVERSEAS CAP, FRENCH MADE. One of the hardest elements of the Kriegsmarine uniform to obtain is the white summer overseas cap, this example is one of the French produced examples. Some light discoloration overall, complete with its correct light blue embroidered eagle on a white triangular background with its white backed national black, silver and red roundel. The envelope at the top of the hat has been sewn together by the owner. The interior has the classic French herringbone twill lining with faint traces of the French circular maker’s stamp with size ‘55’.
GERMAN WWII KRIM SHIELD CITATION. The pre-printed illuminated citation A5 size for the award of the Krim Shield. Folded in four, awarded to Obergefreiten Paul Gritzmann as a member of 10./Jag.Rgt.83. Award date ‘1st September 1942’. Pen signed by an unidentified Field Marshall. Rubber ink stamp faint.
GERMAN WWII KUBAN COSSACK 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 LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER COMPLETE FILE. A good file of documents, which includes the citation for the Krim Shield to SS Sturmmann Walter Koch of the 2.Art.Rgt./L.SS A.H (2nd Artillery Regiment Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler dated ‘1st July 1943’ with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Von Manstein. Complete with the recipient’s full SS service file including a photograph of Koch, this is probably identical to the photograph used in his soldbuch, hatless wearing M.36 uniform, black shoulder boards visible with SS runic collar patch.
GERMAN WWII 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 LINEOL FIGURE OF A GERMAN ARMY GENERAL. These classic sawdust and glue toys extremely popular in pre war Germany, this example with movable arm. No damage, excellent paintwork.
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 LUDWIG BACHMEIER SIGNITURE. Pencil signature on paper on a section of page removed from Hitler Youth boys collection book. Ludwig Bachmeier was an Army Captain in Infantry Regiment 179. Won the Knights Cross 26th December 1941. Missing in action in Russia 12th March 1944, with a photocopy of the original complete page from the Hitler Youth members 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.
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 1ST MODEL OFFICERS DAGGER. Excellent bright blade by Carl Julius Krebs of Solingen, the dagger still has its thin skiver of blue leather between the blade and the lower hilt. The leather all intact to the grip with its original wire wrap, leather all intact to the scabbard, nickel plating slightly lifting overall to all the fittings with a set of aluminium chains, which are marked ‘OLC’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. A nice condition 1st pattern officers dagger having a good non maker marked blade, all of the fittings both to the dagger and the scabbard are of the aluminium construction, good bright finish to the blade. All of the gilded finish to both sets of mobile swastikas on each side of the grip is all intact, grip wire good with some wear use obvious, all grip wire intact. The leather to the scabbard is good with two light creases close to the lower mount. The set of matching aluminium chains in good condition with its sprung loaded ‘DRGM’ marked belt clip.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN ENGRAVED DAGGER. A very scarce Luftwaffe 1937 2nd pattern officers dagger with absolutely mint blade by Alcoso with a long central panel at either end scroll-work the central panel on the flat section of the blade reading ‘DIE OFFIZIERE DER 2.RETTE J4 1944/41’. The dagger with a deep orange grip, all grip wire complete with one minor crack just below the pommel. The top pommel, cross guard, upper and central scabbard bands all match in a light aluminium colour with the steel of the scabbard body being slightly darker giving a nice contrast. Faint traces of the original gilt anodising to both swastikas on the upper pommel.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER WITH UNMARKED MINT BLADE. A magnificent condition and highly unusual construction to this Luftwaffe 2nd model officers dagger. The blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked. The upper pommel, cross guard, lower ring and scabbard all match in colour, the deep orange grip undamaged complete with all its grip wire. The unusual feature of the dagger is the construction of the scabbard, every other maker we have encountered the scabbard’s body is in an oval form, this is in a far more of a rectangular form having quite square edges.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. Magnificent blade by Alcoso with all cross grain finish bright. All of the fittings, which include the upper pommel, grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour and condition, deep orange grip complete with its twisted grip wire. One minor chip right at the very point where the grip butts to the top pommel. Excellent overall.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. A good clean Luftwaffe 2nd pattern officers dagger with a rather frayed set of hanging straps. The blade is faintly maker marked with the unusual maker of ‘Shuttlehofer Solingen-Wald’. Some faint remains of the original cross grain finish remaining otherwise good. A good fit into its scabbard. The white celluloid grip is totally undamaged, complete with all its wire wrap. All of the fittings, which include the double sided swatika pommel, Luftwaffe eagle and swastika cross guard, scabbard and scabbard rings all match in colour. Attached to the dagger are its original set of hanging straps, which have the deluxe fittings, unfortunately the fabric has frayed considerably and can be seen by our web images.
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 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 BERGMUTZE. A scarce piece of headdress for the Luftwaffe being the Luftwaffe bergmutze. This is a good size 57 hat, excellent nap to the cloth with its original one-piece triangular machine embroidered eagle and cockade, the hat has evidence of service wear to the interior, stamped size ‘57’, maker marked to the interior and a clear date of ‘1943’. Two light nicks to the interior lining. On pulling down the side curtains the original thickness of the nap can clearly be seen. Standard short bergmutze peak.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A fine example cut from roll of the Bevo woven, early type semi droop tailed breast eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. The beautifully Bevo woven officer quality silver wire machine embroidered eagle on blue background cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN GOLD WITH PENDANT. A maker marked ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ zinc Luftwaffe Bomber Bar in gold with its 250 mission rose pendant. Only faint traces of the gold finish remaining to the right hand set of oak leaves. Complete with its original hinge, hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FLIGHT BAR IN GOLD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Bar for bomber operations in gold. Slightly toned gilt to the wreath and to one side of the wings, the opposite set of laurel leaf wings are dull. Gilt remaining to the highlighted swastika below the diving bomb. Maker marked in raised relief ‘RS & S’ on the reverse side. Complete with its wide tapering pin and original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. An issued combat bread bag with all buttons and attachments as well as the central hook. There is a little interior fraying where the seam was never properly closed, however this is not damaged, merely poor detail. There is a little fraying to the buttonholes, however this would make an excellent display candidate and has a good combat appearance throughout.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. The classic early war bread bag as worn by all Luftwaffe personnel in field service. The fittings are all aluminium and appear all intact. Two buttons are missing below the flap, this does not detract from the overall appearance. There appears to be a service name or number inked to the inner flap. The belt hook is present. The condition is good and lightly worn.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CITATION GROUP. Two citations to Luftwaffe Feldwebel Heinrich Hainbach of a Luftwaffe Construction Battalion. Large A4 size citation being promotion from Feldwebel to Oberfeldwebel, 1st November 1941. Pen signed by the Major of the Construction Battalion and standard A5 size citation for the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords dated '1st September 1941'. Pen signed by the Commanding General of Luft Gau 1. Leutnant General Putzier.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE COMBAT TROUSERS. A good service worn set of Luftwaffe long trousers of the balloon style that have tapered bottoms for fitting into jack boots. All factory stitching visible that has turned light cream with the years. Nap of cloth thin overall. Slight stitch repairs to the crotch area. All of the fly buttons are of the zeltbahn style but slightly smaller with the two pocket closure buttons being of standard composition. Two angled front pockets, belt loops with two side waist adjusters and one back pocket, which is buttoned. No moth holes. Some minor stitch field repairs otherwise excellent for display.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A huge size Q68 shell, fitted with its M.35 aluminium banded liner, its 9 tongue liner having its original drawstring with good colour remaining, all leather is soft and supple, no tongues broken. The liner is stamped size ‘60’. Original early brown leather chinstrap with aluminium buckle with the maker’s stamp to the leather. To the exterior the shell retains very good early Luftwaffe blue colour. The helmet is fitted with the early short tailed decal and its national tricolour. Both decals are absolutely original to the helmet, the detail of the eagle is thin but no damaged. We believe that the helmet has been repainted by a contemporary repair depot, on close inspection raised lines can be seen around the edge of the eagle and the national tricolour as if the tricolour and eagle were masked prior to repainting by the repair depot. Some loss of paint to the heads of the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads as quite often happens on these early helmets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 MANS SIDE CAP. A good service worn overseas cap, nap thin overall, when lifting the side curtains back the nap in the protected part is all complete. Luftwaffe eagle and cockade original to the cap. One small 5mm circular hole to the back of the cap from moth damage. Interior lining showing extensive use, beautifully marked inside with a Hamburg maker, date ‘1939’ size ‘55’ and unit marked ‘FL.GR.GOPP.’ within a rectangle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS/NCO’S FLIGHT SECTION VISOR CAP. A good large size cap stamped ‘58’ constructed in the enlisted ranks fluffy Luftwaffe material. Good yellow waffenfarbe set against the Luftwaffe blue/grey material and the mohair centre band. The cap is completely free of any moth damage, it has a good semi saddle shape, fitted with a slightly subdued Luftwaffe eagle and a brighter national cockade. Standard enlisted man/NCO’s oval buckled chinstrap, double edged green liner visor. The interior mid tan sweatband does show evidence of wear use but is complete and undamaged and is supple. The orange foam cushion that sits behind the forehead area has solidified. The upper inner lining is in the issue russet brown heavy duty cotton. The centre celluloid lozenge is generally complete where it has come adrift from the main upper body but is complete with its ‘Christian Haug Berlin’ maker or retailer’s marking underneath the remains of the celluloid.
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 COMMANDER’S FLAG. A mint unissued condition rectangular flag for a Commander of a Luftwaffe Field Division Regiment measuring 39cm x 24cm, mounted on a wire frame. Lightweight black cotton to the upper and lower sections of the flag with the centre band being in rifle green, overlaid by a huge size machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle, which is embroidered directly onto the lightweight flag cloth. Double side, still with its attachment frame and clips, also its original flag maker’s paper label still adhere to the flag itself, the label reads ‘Fahnen Kreisel’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION 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 ENLISTED MANS/NCO CAP. A superb virtually unworn condition Luftwaffe Flak NCO/enlisted mans visor cap, marked size ‘56½’, semi saddle/tellerform, beautiful officer quality construction without any moth damage at all, standard mohair centre band, complete matching untouched Luftwaffe eagle and national cockade, standard twin oval buckle strap with black domed side buttons. The extra leather rim to the peak is all intact, on inverting the cap the light tan sweatband stands out in its brightness. The remainder of the inner lining is a two tone olive lightweight brushed cotton with a ‘1938’ dated Hamburg manufacturer’s mark below the undamaged centre celluloid triangle. The cap has been depot issued and is marked underneath the sweatband ‘1/FLAK R.6’. The cap’s orange forehead cushion is complete behind the sweatband and it has not solidified.
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 FLIGHT MAJOR’S COLLAR PATCHES. A nice matching set of heavy bullion wire woven on yellow based background collar patches for a Luftwaffe Flight Major. Edge cording stitches slightly loose, no moth damage, good nap.
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 OBERSTLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A lovely matching set of yellow wool based shoulder boards, stitch-in style, for a Luftwaffe Flight Oberstleutnant.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION MANS OR NCO’S VISOR CAP. A good saddle shaped private purchase quality Luftwaffe cap constructed from fine quality ribbed material. The golden yellow for the flight section waffenfarbe standing out proudly against the Luftwaffe blue and the black mohair centre band. There is no evidence of moth anywhere on the cap. A matching set of stamped insignia, which is slightly subdued in colour. Standard chinstrap in black patent with oval buckles. The visor is of the double strengthened variety. To the interior the sweatband is of the ersatz construction, it has degraded in the area of the forehead with small sections missing, however the orange foam cushion normally sitting behind the sweatband has solidified and is in position. The remainder of the interior is lined in a mid tan to gold silk material, complete with its undamaged celluloid centre lozenge with silver blocked the wording ‘Stirndruckfrei Deutsches Reichs Patent’. A nice addition to any cap collection.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION NCO’S VISOR CAP. A lovely condition private purchase saddle shaped visor cap for an NCO of the Luftwaffe approxiamately size 56, Ribbed officers material, two slight nicks to the material at the rear of the crown, yellow wool waffenfarbe in superb condition, a matched set of stamped aluminium national eagle and cockade with the standard centre mohair band, double buckle strap, the most commonly encountered double ribbed edge peak to the cap, mid tan sweatband in excellent condition with good colour and supple with evidence of wear use in the forehead area with the orange rubber cushion still in place behind the sweatband, which has semi solidified, the gold lining showing evidence of age with its complete and undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with retailers qualitat gold marking to the lozenge. Condition:
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 GAUNTLETS. A good set of black leather flying gauntlets with apertures for thumb and index finger, complete with their closure straps around the end of the gauntlets and on the glove area. Many Luftwaffe markings to the interior of the gloves.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLYING 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 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 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 SUMMER VISOR CAP. A superb cap being the private purchase one-piece construction Luftwaffe General’s white top visor cap, we mention one-piece construction as these have appeared previously with the removable white top similar to the standard officers. The last General’s cap we had of this quality in one-piece construction was the cap of Luftwaffe General Otto Prinz, where we discovered his whole trunk of uniforms in Weisbaden in 1987. We mention this as an indication as to how rare this type of cap is. Beautiful upper body, very minor surface discoloration, standard officers mohair centre band, the most excellent gold embroidered national eagle on white backing cloth, which has been sewn applied to the white upper body, matching set of a gold cockade below with a very high quality heavy woven gold cap cords. Gold side buttons and gold waffenfarbe on the upper and lower sections of the mohair centre band. The peak is black to the interior with the typical Luftwaffe double strengthened edge. The inner mid tan sweatband has evidence of wear use. The interior is gold silk lined with the retailer’s name gold blocked to the undamaged and complete celluloid centre lozenge ‘Paul Preuss, Stettin’, the town of Stettin at this present day in Poland. A magnificent piece.
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 MAKER MARKED. A well used example of the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge, the light blue painted finish to the clouds and to the centre of the lightning bolt is faint, some age colour to the remainder of the award. This is the two part award with the Luftwaffe flying eagle secured to the main body by three domed rivets. Manufacturer marked in raised relief ‘R.K.’ complete with its original wide tapering pin, hook at hinge.
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 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 K98 POUCHES. A lovely pair, exact matching of the early brown pebbled leather pouches worn by the Luftwaffe. All of the white stitching clearly showing, dated on the reverse side ‘1938’ with exact matching maker. Two of the closing tabs have a split where it secures to the fixing point. A super set.
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 KRIM SHIELD. An unissued condition Luftwaffe Krim Shield, the award has toned to a grey on its mint condition Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth with its original paper backing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LATE WAR JACK BOOTS. A pair of the unusual brown leather jack boots that have a half round strengthened toe cap with the construction of the main body of the boot exactly in the style of the First War German jack boot with stitched seams to both sides of each boot. The boots still retain their inner brown and red canvas pulls, soles with original leather soles and toe and heel steel cleats.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 LONG RANGE DAY FIGHTER CLASP IN GOLD. A mid to late war example but maker marked by G.H.Osang of Dresden. 50% of gilt remaining to face side. Marked ‘G.H.Osang Dresden’ to the reverse. Complete with its wide tapering pin, original catch and hinge present constructed in zinc.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET, EX TROPICAL PAINT. A Q64 Luftwaffe double decal M.35 combat helmet, the skull retains much of its original blued finish. At one time in its life it has been a tropical painted helmet, residue of the tropical paint around the M.35 air vents, all of the liner retaining rivet heads have lost their blue paint, damage to the wings of the Luftwaffe eagle and to the edge of the national tricolour, as can be seen from our web images. On inverting the helmet it is with an M.40 liner and the residue of the tropical paint can be seen around the whole interior rim of the helmet. The 8 tongued liner all good, supple and complete with its original chinstrap, which has faint traces of a 19 possibly 42 date. The liner band is aluminium with the 1940 rounded edge strap posts with the liner band dated ‘1940’. We believe that this helmet has been restored by a unit level repair depot and then re-issued for the European theatre. The exterior paint has been removed for Europe.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A nice condition size SE64 M.35 shell finished in the Luftwaffe blue colour, virtually all the paint finish remaining with the exception of a small circumference to the crown area. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with one abrasion to the right hand wing. Various nicks and scratches to the national tricolour. Of the three liner retaining rivet heads only one has retained all of its Luftwaffe blue colour. The helmet is fitted with an M.40 zinc banded liner, the 8 tongue liner is in excellent condition with good original colour in mid tan with obvious wear use around the lower area. One slight tear to the liner and complete with its original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A beautiful condition Q66 M.40 combat helmet with the skull retaining all of its original blue grey paint finish, the paint has completely removed itself from the rear liner retaining rivet head with some slight loss to the two front liner retaining rivet heads. The decal is absolutely clear with minor chipping to the tail of the eagle. The interior is in a good light tan colour, stamped size ‘58’, interestingly the liner is constructed from two sections of leather, one slightly brighter than the other, complete with its original drawstring with the inner liner band dated ‘1943’.
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 M40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A very nice condition Luftwaffe M.40 single decal combat helmet with its original inner tube rubber band around the base of the skull. The helmet colour is of the 1940 variation of Luftwaffe blue with minor abrasions as can be seen on our web images. The decal has some abrasions with a good and clear swastika, some slight loss of paint to the liner retaining rivet heads. Around the base is a hand cut 1cm wide section of rubber, which was applied for the application of camouflage netting and unusually this rubber has not solidified but a clear mark can be seen against the paintwork when lifting the rubber band. The helmet is with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked with a date of ‘1940’ visible. The interior liner, which is stamped size ‘57’ retains much original light tan colour with minor wear use in the forehead area, the liner band is the early aluminium type, one of the strap retaining buckles has square edges, the opposite has the 1940 pattern with more rounded edge to the buckle strap, an original drawstring is present. The helmet shell is SE64.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR Dr KUPFER SIGNITURE Stafel Kapitan of Stuka Geschwader 2. Pen signature on section of paper with a newspaper drawing of Major Dr. Kupfer above. All laid onto its original page from the Hitler Youth members autograph collection book. Kupfer won the Knights Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR GRAF SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. A standard Hoffmann photograph of Major Graf wearing his Knights Cross oak leaves and swords and diamonds. Pen signed across the lower part of the photograph. Complete with a photocopy when the image was removed from the Hitler Youth boy or girl’s souvenir signature book.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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, CASED. A magnificent quality Luftwaffe Observers badge by Meybauer, Berlin. The award is the classic heavy form, virtually all of the silvered finish remains to the oak and laurel leaf wreath with a very good deep strike. The observer style eagle still retains all its black chemically patinated finish with the swastika itself staying in silver. To the reverse side the standard original pin, tube and hook for Meybauer with two delicate small domed rivets. All fitted into its original presentation case that is gold titled to the exterior ‘Luftwaffen Beobachter Abzeichen’. To the interior upper inner lid in blue silk and blue bordering on purple velvet base. Accompanying the badge is the owner’s original lapel pin miniature of the Observer badge, which measures 8 x 10mm and with its original twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin.
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 SOLDBUCH. Any soldbuchs to the Luftwaffe officers are scarce, this excellent condition example, the blue front cover has been punch-holed for filing, the internal pass photograph shows the recipient who was a signals officer wearing Luftwaffe uniform, upper bust, hatless. Annotations in the soldbuch up to and including May 1941.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A good set of heavyweight ribbed trousers in the balloon style for a Luftwaffe officer. Waist size 41cm. No moth damage or staining. Good length leg. The interior lining is in the ordnance Luftwaffe blue grey heavy twill cotton and based on that we assume these are ordnance issued officers long trousers. All buttons remaining, two front slanted pockets without flaps, small watch fob pocket. Very faint size markings to the waistband but with further stamped block, the only word visible is ‘Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD. An extremely good and untouched condition 72cm long blade Luftwaffe officers sword. The blade is excellent and bright, marked ‘Eickhorn’ with the Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. All of the fittings are in the heavy nickel and have never been cleaned. The leather to the grip is excellent with all grip wire intact. The leather to the scabbard is good with minor scuffs, complete with its leather hanging strap to the double rings. All metal heavy nickel fittings excellent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A well service worn possibly size 56 Luftwaffe officers visor cap, good saddle shape, the main body of the cap is constructed in the Luftwaffe officers smooth high quality material, no moth damage to anywhere on the upper part of the cap. The silver waffenfarbe to the upper crown has lost an area of its wire weave and exposing its wire underlay to a length of 5cm in the area above the national eagle. Standard mohair officers centre band, complete with a matched set of wire woven national eagle and cockade. A small area of moth damage to the black wool edging of the cockade in the area just above the wire officers cap cords. Matching side buttons which are of a slightly larger variety than normally encountered. The officer has used two shoulder board fitting buttons of the style that are screw threaded, therefore enabling the buttons to the unscrewed and the officers cord removed. Standard double thickness front peak. To the interior the leather sweatband is all complete, extra stitches have been added to the peak to ensure that the peak is more securely attached to the main body of the cap. The gold silk lining is heavily service worn with the remains only of the centre celluloid lozenge intact. Very faint traces of its Erel trademark, which was silver blocked, to the underside of the celluloid lozenge. A good service worn and personalised Luftwaffe officers visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 MEDIC GROUP. A group of 7 documents to a Luftwaffe NCO Otto Heger. A 16 page citation style booklet for the DRL (sports badge) association award badge dated '1938' while as a member of Flak Regiment 10, complete with photograph wearing pre war open style Luftwaffe tunic, complete with the original DRL badge. A Luftwaffe A4 size citation for the 4 Year Long Service Medal dated 'October 1939'. Promotion document to the rank of Feldwebel dated 'May 1940', A4 size. Citation for the 1st Oktober 1938 Medal dated 'September 1939'. Citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords dated '1942'. Citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated '1944', by that time Heger had become a member of the late war formED Parachute Army, the citation reads 'AS A MEMBER OF 12/FALLSCHIRM-JAGER REGT.5'. Small size citation dated '1942' signed from the Saxon Interior Minister to Heger. Accompanying the citations are Heger's original three part medal ribbon bar comprising War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Medal, 1st Oktober 1938 medal all with their original court mounted ribbons. The blue of the Long Service ribbon has faded but is complete with its original Luftwaffe motif. Also accompanying the group is Heger's rare identity disc which has been separately impressed Red Cross. Because of the late award of the Iron Cross 2nd Class it was never utilised on its Medal Ribbon Bar.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS GROUPING OF CITATIONS. Four citations awarded to Unteroffizier Fritz Niggemann. A5 sized citation, punch-holed for filing, folded twice, citation for the Paratroopers Qualification Badge, awarded 3rd September 1940, facsimile signature of General Oberst Loerzer. The A5 citation for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge, punch-holed for filing, folded once, beautiful condition, awarded to Niggemann whilst as a member of the III./Fallsch.Rgt.5’ awarded 5th February 1943 with unit issue rubber stamped and indelible pencil signature of an unidentified Hauptmann. The fully illuminated A5 size citation for the armband Afrika, punch-holed for filing, folded once and lastly the Afrika Italian German Medal whilst serving in the same unit, A5 size, punch-holed for filing, one single fold, dated ‘14th March 1943 with a very nice postcard sized image of Niggemann wearing his Luftwaffe tropical uniform and visored field cap with unusually having fitted to the cap the Luftwaffe metallic eagle taken from his Luftwaffe pith helmet, this is identified by the fact that the eagle is the only Luftwaffe eagle that faces in the opposite direction to every other Luftwaffe eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS UNIT MARKED VISOR CAP. An utmost rarity being a size 55 Luftwaffe enlisted ranks flying section cap constructed in the officers rib material, good bright yellow waffenfarbe to both the crown and the upper and lower parts of the mohair centre band. Three small white spots to the rear of the crown, slight fraying to the mohair centre band and one moth nip to the crown waffenfarbe to the left hand side of the early short droop tailed eagle insignia with matching central aluminium cockade. Standard chinstrap with double buckles. An unusual form of side button fitted in black. Double strengthened front edge to the visor. One crease mark on the visor that matches where the chinstrap has been sitting for many years and probably some time in a hot environment. To the interior the cap is showing obvious wear use. The light tan liner band is all intact but with a few minor tears close to the edges of the front peak, an unidentified number ‘4905’ has been hand applied to the exterior of the liner band. A small patch has been inserted by a previous collector to hold the sweatband together close to the area of one of the side buttons, the remainder of the liner is superbly marked, first being the ‘LBA.B39’ stamping followed by a full stamp of ‘1./FALLSCH.’JAGER’RGT.2’ with ‘3.KLMP’ below, on the opposite side of the liner is an identical stamping but in larger font. The cap still has its original centre celluloid lozenge, which is silver blocked with the maker below, which is the outline of a German officers visor cap with eagle and swastika, dated ‘1939’ size stamp ‘55’ with the original owner’s name ‘Rudolph Heinz’ label tucked in the small section of the lozenge for a name tag. The upper inner crown lining has some damage, the upper inner crown area including the lozenge has been protected by an extra section of celluloid that has been manually placed to inside the crown area by a previous collector for protection. A superb cap.
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 BSW. Superb quality badge by the Austrian maker Gebruder Schnieder, beautiful silvered finish remaining to the open laurel leaf wreath, all of the dark blued finish remaining to the wings of the eagle with a highlighted semi satin swastika. Thick needle pin, standard tube type hinge and simple hook. Good finish on the reverse side.
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 PILOT’S BADGE. Zinc mid war period having exactly the same construction of the pin, hook and hinge assembly as FLL, although this example is unmarked. A good degree of the silver wash remaining in the lower areas of the oak and laurel leaf wreath, the eagle itself has toned, rivets good, original pin hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. A good early superb quality nickel type Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge, marked ‘BSW’ within the clover leaf (Bruder Schneider Wien). Magnificent depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath, all patinated finish remaining to the diving eagle, good thick needle, two domed rivets in its silver titled box, the flock base to the box is good, upper inner lid silk very good, also good clear lettering to the exterior of the box.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. Early nickel version produced by Deumar of Ludenscheid. The oak and laurel leaf wreath deeply struck, maker marked to the reverse side of the pilot style eagle much patinated finish remaining to the eagle, the wreath is toned. The reverse side has some lifting of the nickel plate, complete with its long hinge, thick needle pin and two domed rivets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 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 CLASP IN SILVER IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A zinc ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ produced Reconnaissance clasp in silver, complete with original hook, pin and hinge. All silvered finish dull, in its original paper wrapping and fitted into its original ‘Osang, Dresden’ marked presentation packet. Ink stamped to the exterior ‘Front Flug Spanger Aufklarer im Silber’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT BAR IN 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 REICHS AIR MINISTRY TUNIC. Another tunic from the huge consignment from a very old collection, a large size Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted ranks four button open collar four pocket, deep barrel cuffs tunic. The tunic cuffs have been fitted from a bale of material with a slightly different shade than the main body and the upper arms. Standard four pockets with pleats and flaps. There is a splatter of moth across the tunic and repairs have been made to both of the lower pocket bags and to a section of the front flap of the tunic to the length of 20cm x 4cm to cover what we believe had been in the past serious moth damage. The nap of the cloth is thin in the area where a service belt would have been fitted. Standard grey on Luftwaffe blue grey embroidered eagle. A set of stitch-in black wool piped nco’s shoulder boards with matching nco lace to the collar and a set of black based collar patches with a single gull attached to each patch indicating the rank of unteroffizier in the Luftwaffe. Fully lined to the interior with blue grey lining material. Fully size stamps visible including its Luftwaffe ‘LBA 39’ acceptance stamp plus a maker’s name.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE REMOVABLE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A wide wingspan all white aluminium breast eagle for a Luftwaffe officer’s white summer tunic. Marked ‘Assmann & Son’ with large raised ‘A’ to the reverse side, complete with its pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RUCKSACK A good example of the blue grey rucksack carried by Luftwaffe personnel. All blue grey canvas remains good with one or two snags and tiny holes. The shoulder harness remains good and complete with belt mounting hooks. The date to the rear is '1942' with a very clear manufacturer's stamp. There is a little ripping to the interior divider and the item remains dusty for storage and would benefit from a good brush cleaning.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 SHOOTING AWARD. The standard multi twist cord Luftwaffe blue grey and silver lanyard for shooting qualification within the Luftwaffe with its aluminium badge attached with flying eagle and swastika.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNAL RES OFF SHOULDER BOARDS. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. A lovely unused condition stitch-in signal’s brown underlay with reserve blue central underlay, exterior bullion bright.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO’S/MANS VISOR CAP. A very nice huge size signals nco’s/mans visor cap, non size stamped but possibly size 59 or 60. Constructed in the issue quality cloth, the cap is totally devoid of any moth damage, the nap is excellent. Good brown signals piping. A matched set of the aluminium stamped national cockade fitted to the mohair centre band, the eagle is of the early short winged variety. The cap is complete with its standard patent leather cap cords with twin oval buckles. The front peak is of the double edged variety. To the interior the sweatband is of the ersatz style in mid brown, the inner lining all in gold silk, centre celluloid lozenge all complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS WHITE TOP SUMMER CAP. A good example of the rather harder to find signals piped white top summer cap, the top is completely removable from the main body to enable it to be cleaned, this is generally in good condition with just surface wear to the crown area. Complete with a very high quality Luftwaffe eagle, stamped steel national cockade, standard black mohair centre band. One small area of moth damage to the upper level piping to the length of 3½ cm, this is hidden by the side overhang of the cap. Beautiful quality front visor and double buckled chinstrap. To the interior the light tan sweatband is in excellent condition with only minor evidence of wear use. A good bright silver blocked retailer’s name of ‘Ludwig Worz Military Effects’ from the City of Ulm.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNAL’S NCO’S VISOR CAP. A good size 57 virtually mint unissued condition Luftwaffe enlisted mans/NCO’s visor cap. The form of the cap is a semi teller, semi saddle shaped cap, the cap is dated ‘1937’, the upper part of the cap has all nap remaining, no moth damage at all, standard mohair centre band, light brown piping for Signals. A complete matching set of national eagle and cockade, standard double oval buckle chin cord with black side buttons. The light tan sweatband does not have any evidence of wear use. The interior lining is in a russet brown with a very large centre celluloid lozenge with the retailer’s name ‘Felix Weissbach Mutzenfabrik, Glauchau’ plus a date ‘1937’, this was probably the date of manufacture, on turning back the sweatband there is a further lettering ‘LNEA’ with roman numeral ‘II’ plus a number ‘14’ plus further date of ‘1938’. A superb cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL 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. An excellent set of Luftwaffe straight leg trousers, good nap to the cloth overall, thin in the crotch area. Extensively marked to the interior with its maker’s marking, size stampings and Luftwaffe acceptance markings of ‘L.B.A.3.41.’.
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 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 TRIANGULAR COMMAND FLAG. Part of the series of two coloured command flags mainly used by the Luftwaffe, this example being a triangular car pennant in its original leather bound frame measuring 32cm x 20cm. Lightweight flag cloth in red, black and red in horizontal stripes. Excellent condition, complete with its leather and Perspex frame, the Perspex is split in one area, the leather section where it is turned over and press stud fixed to the outer cover has slightly degraded, complete with its fixing pole. After much investigation we have not been able to identify which Luftwaffe department this flag belongs to, undoubtedly period and worthy of further research.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL BELT BUCKLE. The rare tropical sand coloured belt buckle worn with the Luftwaffe tropical belt, dated ‘1942’. Condition:
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 M.40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A Luftwaffe tropical helmet recently discovered together with a single decal army helmet in a British soldier’s souvenir grouping. Marked ‘ET64’ to the inner side of the shell. The exterior has the faint outline of a Luftwaffe decal behind the remaining amount of tropical paint adhered to the M.40 shell. At least 50% of the paint finish still remaining to the liner retaining rivet heads. Faint traces of a painted owner’s name into the inner rear skirt. Complete with its original 9 tongued leather liner and original drawstring without any of the tips of the liner being broken. Chinstrap missing.
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 TROPICAL SIGNAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good service worn matching set of light brown (Signals) silk piped tropical shoulder boards for the tropical shirt. Some staining as can be seen on our web images, both complete with their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL TIE. A small but nonetheless ultra rare item of Luftwaffe clothing. Being the tropical issue tie for the Luftwaffe uniform. Far rarer than the more commonly found army Afrika Korps tie. This garment is in the unmistakeable colour of the Luftwaffe tropical uniform. To the tip of the tie is one small tear as seen in our web images.
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 UNISSUED FLIGHT BLOUSE. A mint unissued condition Luftwaffe flight blouse, medium size, this garment has come straight from a factory bale, nap of cloth superb overall, no moth damage or staining. Complete with its factory applied cross hatch stitched Luftwaffe silver blue on blue background breast eagle and still complete with its paper size label attached to the lower left sleeve. To the interior the garment is RB numbered and large size ink stamped, the size stamped inside match the sizes stamped to the paper label. Skeleton lined to the interior in Luftwaffe blue rayon. A small area of degradation to the main lining panel through storage, but still all complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 WAIST BELT. A good brown leather heavy combat weight belt which has its aluminium clip fitted, beautifully stamped ‘F.L.H.K. WELS’ followed by ‘KP/FLT.S.JU.’ the belt has been slightly shortened and pierced in one place for the fixing of a Luftwaffe Original owner’s name to the inside.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WATER BOTTLE AND BREAD BAG SET. A very scarce water bottle being the Luftwaffe blue grey covered bottle with its army coloured olive drab all steel drinking cup, the cup is maker coded ‘GYM’, the leather cradle in good condition with slight rusting to the closing buckle. Fitted to the sprung loaded catch is a Luftwaffe blue grey bread bag in superb condition with all white stitching for the leather parts visible and bright and all zeltbahn buttons intact. An excellent set for the Luftwaffe Field Division or Luftwaffe Paratrooper mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WHITE TOP OFFICERS CAP EAGLE. An extremely rare eagle being the silver bullion hand embroidered eagle on white background for utilising on the white top officers cap. The metal back plate is missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER CAP. The hard to find Luftwaffe blue grey winter cap, very thick garment, multi stitched blanket lined to the interior with original maker’s linen tag to the interior ‘Almi Koblenz’ size ‘42/56’ complete with its Luftwaffe two-piece insignia.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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. An unmarked mid war period constructed Luftwaffe Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, good detail to the diving eagle, at least 75% of the original silver wash remaining within the lower field of the award. Two mid war period rivets holding the eagle to the wreath, its original needle pin, hook and catch all intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE. A magnificent quality badge by JMME & Sohn Berlin. The quality of this badge can only be appreciated in the hand, the depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath and the fine quality nearly 3 dimensional image with the diving eagle clutching the lightning bolts is superb. Impressed to the reverse side ‘JMME.u.Sohn, Berlin’, complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WRIST COMPASS. An excellent condition Luftwaffe wrist compass complete with its wrist strap, the compass is fully functional and is completely filled with water. Full markings on the back with a date of ‘39’ with its ‘FL 23235’ identity number.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE YACHT CLUB PENNANT. A highly unusual double sided printed pennant in blue measuring 55cm x 20cm having printed to both sides the Luftwaffe pilot observers badge, very thin material, minor moth nips, complete with its canvas selvage edge and rope suspension.
GERMAN WWII 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 M.16 BATTLE DAMAGED AND SOUVENIRED HELMET. A lovely relic of WWII being an M.16 style German trench helmet that has been refurbished for the Second World War having an army single decal applied and an M.40 liner, it has subsequently been battle damaged and painted ‘Souvenired’. The exterior shell retaining most of its original paint finish. A round has pierced the left hand side of the helmet as the helmet is viewed and exited on the right hand side, the blow has knocked some of the paint away, not only in the area of the exit hole but in other areas on that side of the helmet, which has removed some of the paint and subsequently some of the single army decal, as can be viewed on our web images. The round has passed right through the lining to the inside, which otherwise is all complete and is in good order with a lot of original colour, the liner is stamped size ‘55’. Painted around the crown of the helmet in white paint are the words ‘We met him finish’ with a victory ‘V’ at the front, our understanding of this phrase does not make sense in English, we suspect this may have been painted by a person not fully understanding the English language, however a very interesting battlefield relic.
GERMAN WWII M.16 SINGLE DECAL RE-ISSUE HELMET. A super untouched example of the M.16 helmet that has been re-issued to M.40 standards. The helmet to the exterior approximately 75% of the slightly roughened slate grey finish with excellent clear single decal, which is 90% complete with a good swastika and much graphic detail remaining. The exterior is completely free of any wax, oil or any treatment whatsoever. The interior of the helmet is in a similar state with some flaking to the original slate grey paint to the inner skirt of the helmet. The original M.31 type liner with 2nd type reinforced edging is present as is the chinstrap. The original rivets are all present and the helmet has no crimping whatsoever to the rear split pins. The liner is dusty from storage. The chinstrap is the early type with aluminium buckle and is uncut and complete. This is a completely untouched example of this helmet. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.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.35 DOUBLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. A huge size M.35 battle damaged combat helmet, stamped ‘ET68’. The shell retains at least 85% of all its original apple green finish with abrasions as can be seen. Both decals have suffered abrasions. The paint has removed itself from the heads of all three liner retaining rivet heads. A shrapnel hole through the front brim of the helmet, complete with its original and complete model 1935 aluminium banded liner with the standard square edges to the strap retaining posts, liner band is dated ‘1938’. All of the nine tongues to the liner are intact, there is some shrinkage evident. The liner itself is clearly size marked ‘61’.
GERMAN WWII M.36 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A very good size M.36 enlisted mans combat tunic, which has had restoration and repair and is priced accordingly. The main body is good with virtually all the nap of the cloth intact. A light peppering of moth holes across the central back panel with minor peppering to the rear of the upper left sleeve and on the shoulder of the right hand sleeve, also to the front right hand bellows pocket. Standard five button configuration with four patch pockets all with pleats. Standard dark green collar, which has had a stitched field repair, and no backing material to the collar, Fitted with the mid war universal mouse grey and grey collar patches. The Bevo eagle is machine stitched but obviously has been replaced as it has been stitched completely through the outer material and the inner lining. A pair of aluminium belt hooks are fitted. Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. A four section medal ribbon bar. The slip-on shoulder boards, infantry white piped are replacements. Standard interior grey cotton lining, profusely size stamped with the issue depot of ‘B’ for Berlin, dated ‘1937’ with a clear manufacturer’s ink stamp upon the bandage pocket. This item is what we would call a bargain basement M.36 tunic and is priced accordingly. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.36 NCO’S TUNIC. A very good condition M.36 NCO’s tunic. Standard configuration, five button front, dark green collar, four pockets each with pleats, adjustable cuffs, small vent to the rear. The tunic was probably a best tunic for the NCO, he has had the extra material taken out of the two lower pockets, converting them from a bellows pocket to a pocket sitting flat against the tunic, this was quite a common occurrence for a Sunday Best tunic. To each shoulder board is fitted a set of white infantry piped shoulder boards with dark green centre, to the collar matching NCO’s litzen having the same aging as the litzen on the shoulder board indicating that the shoulder boards have always been present to this tunic. Universal green on grey Bevo woven collar patches laid onto the section of green uniform cloth then attached to the collar. To the upper left breast as the tunic is worn the NCO’s quality Bevo woven breast eagle, which was factory produced on dark green uniform cloth then hand sewn to the tunic. To the left hand shoulder is the marksmanship lanyard, groups 1 to 4 with its central eagle and swastika armed forces down swept winged eagle. An NCO’s Bakelite whistle is fitted to the inside button of the tunic and then fitted into the upper inner right hand pocket. Also affixed to the right hand pocket is the wearer’s original infantry assault badge, we have not removed this from the tunic, the pin has been bent against the tunic. Two very pin shaped moth holes to the front right hand sleeve, one slightly larger to the reverse of the same sleeve and one to the rear back panel of the tunic. Some slight discoloration in the area where the central belt would be worn. Interesting variation semi skeletal olive heavy duty ribbed lining, profusely stamped inside plus depot issue number of ‘B35’ making this a very early tunic, followed by a unit block ink stamping ‘F.KDTR.BRS.II’ below that the firm marking ‘G.A.L.’ with a further large ‘G’ in a square below.
GERMAN WWII M.40 BATTLE DAMAGED SINGLE DECAL HELMET. NS64 shell, which retains virtually all of its paint finish with thinness to the crown, it has been hit by shrapnel with a crack across the crown measuring 15cm in length with the remains of its single decal visible. The complete lining is in excellent supple condition. The chinstrap is the contemporary fitting of a converted mess tin or water bottle strap. Stitches remain to the centre of the strap where the extra addition strapping arrangement for the mess tin or water bottle has been removed. This is definitely a contemporary fitting and not a collector addition.
GERMAN WWII M.40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET WITH PROVENANCE. A super heavy camouflage finished steel helmet being the M.40 type, this helmet has had over the regulation factory finish a very thick paste-like paint finish applied, interestingly at some point this helmet has had chicken wire applied to it and the imprint can clearly be seen on areas of the thick coating, it has also been sprayed with a typical green and plum red sections known as the Normandy pattern. There is considerable wear to the crown area and paint loss, there is the usual patination, there is some surface cracking to the thick paint and multiple areas of chipping. Also of interest is the battle damage, there is to one side a clear area of a low velocity bullet strike, this has been painted around after the battle damage, clearly a lucky escape and the soldier has continued to use the helmet. The interior appears to be of a dark grey green and most likely this is a Wehrmacht helmet, no decals are visible under the paint as the paint has been applied thickly as previously mentioned. The leather lining is complete and intact with only breakage to one tongue. There is a good degree of stretching to the tongues, the original cord is present as is the zinc headband, which shows some corrosion to the zinc. There are traces of a soldier’s name written to the rear skirt. The helmet is an SE size 64. This helmet was part of the Higgins Armoury Museum collection, surplus items from the museum were sold from the still existing museum to raise funds for development and reserve stock items came to be sold. This particular helmet has the Higgins inventory numbering of JWHA invoice number 411. These above mentioned reserve items from the Higgins Museum were sold in the auction house of Thomas Del Mar in 2013. A superb combat helmet with excellent finish overall with unmistakeable museum provenance. J.W.Higgins was a steel industrialist whose father founded the Worcester Massachusetts USA Steel Company, they were employed by the US Government to manufacture experimental steel helmets in WWI and as a bi-product Higgins created a museum of arms and armour from where this German helmet came from.
GERMAN WWII M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A Q64 shell, the helmet has lain stored for many years but retains all its original paint finish to the skull with the decal virtually undamaged. Slight grazing to the lower chest and to the left hand wing as per our web images, rust bleeding through the lower skirt of the helmet. To the interior the 8 tongue liner still with good bright colour, the liner is size stamped but is indistinct, complete with its original drawstring. The liner, although laying in a barn type atmosphere in Austria for many years is stiff but not solidified. The chinstrap is all complete but is broken. This particular helmet came out of a grouping of three helmets all found recently in Austria, one was a snow camouflaged helmet, the other was a tan ordnance M.42 and this example, all three have the same characteristics with storage.
GERMAN WWII M.40 SNOW CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. An ultra rare camouflage finish being the white painted helmet for snow camouflage, this example an undoubted barn find recently discovered in Austria, unfortunately there is a very faintly stamped ‘SE64’ which is difficult to read through the rust on the inside skirt of the helmet. The shell retains at least 70% of its original snow finish with areas of rust as can be seen from our web images, a single army decal can just about be seen beneath the white paint. To the interior the liner is all complete, the leather has solidified as still has at least half of its original drawstring remaining. The helmet is also complete with its chinstrap, the short and long section, however it has broken and the end of the long section is fitted into the buckle of the short section. The residue of years of storage in an outside building is evident to the 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 SINGLE DECAL NAVY HELMET. A large size M.42 helmet, raw edge, that batch number stamped into the rear skirt, which appears to be ‘2723’ but is slightly obscured by light corrosion in that area. The exterior has the remains of a green and grey navy type paint finish with the faint gold of the naval decal evident. Complete with its inner lining, which is a huge size, stamped size ‘60’. All tongues present, original drawstring complete with its original chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII M.42/43 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A good service used untouched condition medium size M.42/43 army infantry nco's combat tunic. Standard configuration, six button closed front, four patch pockets all without pleats, adjustable cuffs, one small rear vent. The nap overall to the tunic is worn, the only places where the nap has not been worn away is underneath the pocket flaps and the closure area close to the buttonholes, also underneath the shoulder boards and collar area, indicating a much used combat tunic. No moth also no field repairs, interestingly with many well used field items of this period. The white stitching overall to the tunic is accentuated and stands out proudly against the field grey green of the tunic itself. The insignia fitted comprise a set of silk white piped infantry nco's shoulder boards with the central colour very close matching to the tunic itself, fitted with nco's tress, the collar patches are the universal grey on grey Bevo woven style stitched directly to the tunic collar, which are heavily worn, the eagle is a grey on green Bevo woven enlisted ranks eagle, all zigzag machine stitched to the tunic body, a portion of Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to which the nap of the cloth below is still visible. All the buttons are original to the tunic with original sewing. To the interior there are faint remains of RB numbers and size stamps. Fully grey artificial silk lined with some stress points to the lining but not damaged. The buttonholes are much used and frayed. The tunic still has its pressed card buttons to the interior of the collar for fitting of the protective inner collar. This is a very good untouched combat worn tunic and would look superb with an M.43 cap and trousers of the same age and wear with all of the white stitching again showing.
GERMAN WWII M.43 ARMY COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent set of service worn M.43 combat trousers, waistband size 42cms inside leg 67cms. Standard M.43 construction, two side angled pockets with button closure, flapped ticket pocket. Long wide belt loops, double thickness strengthened seat, complete with tapered legs with their original leg ties. Good nap to cloth, no field repairs, patches in places. Complete with their Bavarian theatrical costumiers label and original Third Reich period size stampings.
GERMAN WWII M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. A good set of M.43 combat trousers that have been in a Bavarian film costumiers for many years, still with original Third Reich size stampings and depot stamp followed by date ‘43’. One small ordnance stitch repair to the upper left thigh as the trousers are viewed. Complete with their double layered strengthened seat. Some ordnance stitch repairs in the seat area, one slight 5cm tear to the lower leg, which has been repaired. The nap is generally thin but very smooth overall. A very presentable pair of M.43 combat trousers, waistband size 43cms inside leg 70cms, still with its Bavarian film costumiers label.
GERMAN WWII M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. Standard configuration, two angled pockets without flaps but buttoned, watch fob pocket with flap, wide belt loops. The reinforced seat section has been removed, various tears, which have been ordnance repaired with inverted pieces of material underneath the crotch area and the lower inside leg.
GERMAN WWII M.43 SIGNALS SECTION SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of unused condition field grey lemon yellow wool piped shoulder boards for fitting to the M.43 tunic.
GERMAN WWII M.43 STEEL GREY COMBAT TROUSERS. A basically good set of M.43 combat trousers, fitted with long belt loops, two angled side pockets with button closure, flapped ticket pocket, buttoned down, complete with its double thickness seat, waistband is at present 50cms but it has been widened with the insertion of a V section and could be reduced back to 42cms. Inside leg 60cms. Various field stitch repairs and one large patch to the left hand knee as the trousers are viewed. Nap thin overall but still excellent for mannequin display purposes, still with its Bavarian film costumiers label and two film costumiers stamps to the waistband. Tapered legs for jack boots or puttees wear, complete with original tie tabs.
GERMAN WWII M.43 TROUSERS. A much altered pair of original German M.43 combat trousers that have been in a Bavarian film costumiers. The waistband appears to have been slightly shortened, it is complete with its four belt loops but they are shorter than standard. Two angled front pockets with button closure, one buttoned watch pocket with flap. Two large patches in the knee area. To the seat the secondary panel of reinforcing has been removed. The waistband is 43cms inside leg 58cms complete with their ties to the base of the tapered legs. Good for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII M.44 COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent set of the M.44 combat trousers constructed in captured Italian material, balloon leg shaped, minor service wear, no moth damage or undue staining. These are extremely high quality constructed trousers. Two angled front pockets with flaps and buttons, two rear pockets both with flaps and buttons, wide belt loop fitted to the waistband plus loops for the facility of braces to be worn. The waistband is fully size stamped plus marked ‘M44’, waist size 44cm.
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 MACHINE GUNNER’S POUCH. A rare canvas pouch for a machine gunner’s kit still with its leather belt loops and central D ring attached to the canvas by a leather tab. ‘Berlin’ maker marked and dated ‘1938’, unidentified stencilled numbers to the face side.
GERMAN WWII MALE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE WEHRMACHT BADGE. The 22mm circumference lapel pin badge for male civilian employees of the Wehrmacht. Maker marked on the reverse side. Some slight oxidisation to the head of the eagle and the centre body otherwise good bronzed finish remaining. Solid construction, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII MARINE ARTILLERY EMBROIDERED BREAST EAGLE. The yellow on coastal artillery green backing cloth breast eagle, some service wear, stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII MATCHED NUMBER K.98 IN TROPICAL FROG. An extremely nice K98 bayonet, Bakelite grips, all blued finish to the hilt and scabbard remaining, profusely waffen amt stamped to the top pommel, minor indentation to the reverse side of the frog. The blade and scabbard match numbered ‘4676’ in its original tropical frog.
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 MEDICAL OFFICERS CRUSHER CAP. An excellent condition and large size, possibly 57 or 58 officers old style cap known as the crusher cap. Constructed from enlisted ranks quality material, the cap is completely free of any moth damage, blue piping for the Army Medical Service to both the crown and the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band. The matched set of silvered Bevo officers insignia totally original to the cap and both matching to each other, both pieces have very slight evidence of oxidisation to the highlighted silver part of the Bevo weave. Standard crushable peak. To the interior the cap still retains its mid grey sweatband, which on pulling back the sweatband the colour difference where the silver imitation silk lining below has been protected by the leather sweatband is a totally different shade than the remainder of the exposed silver interior lining. The centre lozenge is missing and being of originally an oilcloth instead of celluloid it has flooded through onto the silver lining presumably in hot conditions. At one stage of the cap’s life the cap cords have been fitted, there is a small indentation to the dark green centre band at both outlying edges of the soft leather peak where pebbled side buttons have been inserted and chin cords attached, the caps were original retailed by the manufacturers or retailers without cap cords in the fashion of the old style. A super cap.
GERMAN WWII MEDICAL POUCH. An absolutely mint condition 1934 dated Armed Forces medical pouch, still in its original light tan with all white stitching clear. To the upper inner lid is a paper pasted label listing the contents of the pouch. Maker marked and dated ‘1934’. All loops and belt fittings complete.
GERMAN WWII 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 MESSERSCHMITT BF108 SWASTIKA TAIL PIECE. A highly interesting tail piece cut from what is believed to be a Messerschmitt BF108, the piece is 31cm square and has been cut out within the arms of the swastika, some minor damage but generally all good. Framed and presented nicely with tablet at base ‘Cut from the tail fin of a WWII German aircraft.
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 BIPOD. An excellent condition MG34 bipod with all its original blueing, clear full date of ‘1942’ followed by letter ‘S’ followed by waffen amt stamp. Back in the 1980’s a huge quantity of MG34s were imported into the UK from Israel, many did not have their original 34 bipods and were substituted by Israeli made items, these are identified by the legs being round and pointed, this is the exact correct mount for the MG34.
GERMAN WWII MG34 BIPOD. An absolutely mint unissued condition waffen amt stamped bipod for the MG34 machine gun. Back in the 1970’s/80’s a quantity of MG34’s were imported into the UK de-activated but mostly had either Czech or Israeli made bipods, this is the original bipod ideal for anybody owning one of those original MG34’s with either Czech or Israeli bipods. Waffen amt in two places, dated ‘39’ numbered ‘993’. All bluing complete.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 CAMOUFLAGE SPARE BARREL CONTAINER. An excellent condition spare barrel container, complete with its original webbing strap, maker coded ‘HDK’ with waffen amt stamp. Originally produced in the issue grey paint and has been camouflaged with green and brown.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 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 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 41, MODEL 42 FLAMETHROWER TANK CARRYING RACK. The Model 41 and 42 flamethrowers are virtually identical except for the gun used, they are one of the Third Reich most scarce weapons available on the collectors market today and within the genre of the flamethrower, which in previous years we have only managed to accumulate these in parts the rarest item to obtain was the carrying frame. This carrying frame has been repainted, there is minor evidence of corrosion but it is all complete, strong and extremely usable. Its strapping is missing, all of its sprung loaded circular steel cushion springs are all in place including a spanner, which is attached to the frame by a separate chain. The webbing carrying straps are missing but can be constructed from illustrations.
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE, MINT UNISSUED. A superb mint unissued condition Mother Cross in bronze, all enamel undamaged, the award is wrapped in its original blue and white ribbon and still enclosed in its original factory paper wrapping.
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 MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD, CASED. A very fine example of a Mothers Cross in gold, cased with its full length ribbon, in its original fitted box. Gold blocked to the exterior of the box with the outline of the award, with a retailer’s name blocked to the silk upper inner lid.
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. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOP OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A good set of insignia for the specific piped field service tunic for a mountain troop Oberleutnant. Stitch-in pair of shoulder boards, mountain green backing cloth, all the gilt remaining to the regimental numbers of 98 and the single rank pip to each board with its matching bullion embroidered collar patches with the matching mountain green background to the shoulder boards. Some slight age foxing to one of the collar patches. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS FOOD BAG WITH NON COLOURED CORNERS. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with non coloured corners, undated.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS RUCKSACK. A magnificent condition mountain troopers rucksack having the solid frame back with reinforced exterior webbing straps, which are an addition to the standard leather Y strap type support straps. Slight rubbing to the edges of the sack itself but good olive drab colour overall with white stitching prevalent. All leather fittings intact and having the addition of the lower rear bag with its original tie cord. One riveted repair to the right hand shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII MP40 CANVAS SLING. A rare accessory being the canvas and leather sling for the MP40 submachine gun. This is in virtually mint condition, it has been used post war by the Finnish forces, marked in ink ‘SA’ within a block. A very light surface rusting the metal buckle and to the webbing around the closure rivets however very strong, usable and displayable. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH WITH ORIGINAL MAGAZINES & LOADING TOOL. A superb time warp piece of field equipment for the German Army being the very light tan web MP38/40 pouch, this is the side of the pair that has the extra pouch for the loading tool, this has been recently found in Austria laying in an outdoor building situation. The pouch itself is in excellent condition, no damage to the main body of the web, the tip of the leather tab that closes the loading tool pouch is broken away. Included in the pouch set are three totally original MP40 magazines all matching marked ‘KUR 44’ and waffen amt stamped, the loading tool is marked ‘GHN 40 plus waffen amt stamp, some rust as per our web images to the three magazines and the loading tool, it can clearly be seen where the rust has flooded onto the interior of the webbing pouch, the pouch is heavily stamped as all these pouches are with the marking ‘MP38 U.40’ on the rear of one of the belt loops and also a factor which we have never noticed before is that the leather closing tabs of the three individual pouches also have markings of various forms, two of the tabs are stamped number ‘59’ and the third and last tab has the maker’s coding plus a rubber waffen amt stamp, plus ‘59’. An interesting factor with this coloured pouch is that quite often on the market in the last 30 years mint condition examples of these pouches in pairs have been discovered and they have been discounted by collectors with little experience that they are reproduction, the condition and situation of this pouch can therefore put this previous theory to rest. In the grooves between every single individual section of the three pouches much barn residue can be seen when the magazines are lifed apart. A super item.
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH, MINT. One single cream canvas 3 compartment MP40 pouch, mint unissued condition, constructed in the cream canvas having the red stripe commonly found on German cream web items. All of the leather attachments are in beautiful condition with all white stitching showing, profusely marked on the two belt loops to the reverse side, one having the machine pistol designation ‘MP38’ with a small letter ‘u.40’, the other loop being maker coded ‘CLJ’ waffen amt stamped with date ‘43’. These pouches are so mint that many people cannot believe the condition and are quite often sold as copies, the key to identification is the following:- the steel closing stud on the body of each magazine pouch should have a swirl pattern to the dome.
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 NATIONAL FORESTRY SERVICE CAR PENNANT. The car pennant in its original Perspex frame measuring 33cm x 20cm, beautifully embroidered German Forestry Association insignia on both sides of a green heavy duty weave cloth, totally protected by Perspex frame, which has its vehicle mounting rod present.
GERMAN WWII 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 OFFICERS EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. An excellent condition cap eagle and national cockade for the naval officers visor cap. Both are unused. The eagle is in celion construction. The national cockade in heavy wire, both unused.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD WITH KIEL MEMORIAL TO THE BLADE. The scarcest of all the sword patterns of the Third Reich navy is the Kiel Memorial bladed version, this example having the most magnificent etched blade, which shows submarines, battleships to both sides of the blade. Maker marked by WKC. To the very base of one side of the blade is the Third Reich down swept winged eagle with swastika below superimposed over a naval anchor. The felt washer is still intact. Good finish to the lion’s head hilt with both clamshells being of the folded variety. The celluloid grip has one very faint minor crack close to the base of the grip. All of the grip wire is present with some loose strands. The lion’s head hilt has the green and red port and starboard jewelled eyes. All fitted into its correct leather and gilt mounted scabbard. All of the fittings to the scabbard mounts match the hilt exactly. The scabbard is generally very good with a few minor abrasions to the skin of the leather.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. In the series of naval officers edge weapons being both swords and daggers the ordnance issued officers sword is the most difficult to obtain and we rate this model of sword very highly. This example has seen service use, the full length piped backed blade, which is marked with the Marine eagle and swastika just below the cross guard, the blade is by E.F.Horster of Solingen and is in good bright condition, standard configuration of lion’s head without jewelled eyes, the folding langet being adorned with the fouled anchor. The langet on the reverse side is marked with the Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. It is fitted into its original leather and brass fitted scabbard, the lower scabbard mount is also marked with the Marine eagle and swastika on the very lower part of the drag, there is one crease to the leather 2/3rds of the length down the lower portion. All of the original fittings match exactly with all their original rivets holding the fittings to the leather. The officers name of ‘H.Kittler’ is hand engraved to the reverse side of the upper scabbard mount, which also has the matching Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. Many Weimar swords identical to this are offered on the collectors market as being from the Third Reich period, this is totally incorrect, this is an undoubtedly Third Reich period used officers sword and it is completed by its long leather hanging straps.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A superb condition very large size, stamped to the interior size ‘60½’ naval officers cap worn by the ranks between Leutnant Zur See and Kapitan Leutnant. The cap is in the classic floopy sided style of the Kriegsmarine. All of the insignia, which includes the Kriegsmarine eagle, the national cockade and the scalloped rank insignia around the front peak of the cap all match in celion, complete with its most commonly encountered single buckle press stud style chinstrap with twin anchor side buttons. This is unusually an issued officers cap, normally they were private purchase. To the interior upper inner crown is a watered heavy duty silk-like lining with standard mid tan sweatband. White stamped in ink to the upper inner crown, the size plus a Hamburg maker and a clear date of ‘1940’.
GERMAN WWII NAVY SINGLE DECAL M.40 COMBAT HELMET. Shell size Q64, the helmet shell retaining 85% of its original paint finish, abrasions to the gold decal as can be seen on our web images, virtually all of the paint remaining to the three liner retaining rivet heads. The inner liner is all complete, slight abrasions to the inner lower edge but complete with the majority of its chinstrap with the buckle missing from the short end and the tip of the long section missing. Original owner’s name of ‘Woelki’ hand applied in white paint to the inner rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII NCO SCHOOL M.36 TUNIC. A standard configuration M.36 enlisted mans tunic in a large size having a large officers collar fitted and ironed down into shape to wear in the open collar style, although the provision for close collar still exists. Good nap to the cloth overall, some light moth adjacent to the lower right hand bellows pocket as the tunic is viewed and slight moth repair to the base of the upper right hand pocket, slight moth damage to the upper right shoulder otherwise generally good. Complete with its commonly encountered heavy cotton twill grey lining. Fully size stamped with a depot issue stamp of ‘H’ with the date obscured by the stitching for one of the closure buttons. The tunic is fitted with a rare set of shoulder boards being dark green centred with very finely embroidered US indicating ( ‘UNTEROFFIZIERS SCHOOL’ )with the name of the school in a gothic F below, which stands for school Frenkenstein which is close to Darmstadt. The breast eagle is a wool embroidered grey on green example. The collar patches are the universal green on grey laid onto a section of dark green cloth then applied to the collar. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A superb tan, green and plum Normandy pattern camouflage M.35 helmet, shell stamped ‘ET68’, as can be seen from our web images sections of the camouflage finish is missing, unusually the paint has still adhered to the three liner retaining rivet heads, on inverting the helmet the lower inner skirt still retains some of its original apple green finish, the upper inner bowl has rust flooding through the same paint. Fitted with its totally original liner with the Model 35 square edged strap clips. The lining is dusty, with its original drawstring and its original chinstrap. The chinstrap itself is dry and stiff and it is not recommended to try and straighten, it may break. This is a classic barn find helmet.
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE M.35 COMBAT HELMET. A very good SE66 stamped shell, the exterior retains much of its camouflage green and dunkel gelb camouflage paint finish. Chipping overall which can be seen on our web images, one chip in the area of where an army decal would have been and traces of silver below this chip indicates that this was an army combat helmet. Unusually the liner retaining rivet heads do retain some of their original paint finish. To the interior the inner skirt has received a coat of dunkel gelb. The liner, which is very dry and dusty from barn storage is generally intact with the tips of some tongues missing. The complete short section of the chinstrap is complete and half of the original long section. A lovely time warp Normandy pattern camouflage army combat helmet.
GERMAN WWII NORTH CAUCASIAN LEGION IDENTITY CARD. A very rare document being printed in the Russian/German duel language, issued to a North Caucasian/Russian volunteer in the German forces. There is a loose photograph to the interior of the document showing two obvious looking North Caucasians, one maybe the recipient of the document, both holding the K98 rifle and the document shows the issue of a Polish Radom pistol, which one of the soldiers seems to be wearing in a holster on his service belt. The front cover has been crudely punch-holed for filing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE 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. A highly attractive and beautiful condition NSDAP 15 year Long Service award, this is the example that is of a slightly thinner construction than the normally heavy model that is encountered. Undamaged enamel, good silvering to the remainder of the award, complete with its silver and blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP BOOTS. An excellent pair of the brown long leather boots worn by NSDAP officials with their golden uniforms. Toe and heel steel cleats in place. The leather tabs on the rear upper of the boot, one is loose from the main body otherwise all stitching good and firm.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP MATCHED PARTY BADGE SET. A rare acquisition is the matched number Golden Party badge set comprising of two of the Golden Party badges, one 30.5mm the other 25mm. Both badges are numbered ’98,000’, the larger version in excellent condition, a good degree of gilt remaining to the surrounding wreath, slight surface scratches to the multi enamelled centre, marked to the reverse side ‘Ges Gesch’ also marked ‘Deschler & Sohn, Munich’ to the plate that holds the quite frail tinny type fixing pin in position. The smaller 25mm badge, again identical amount of gilt remaining to the surrounding wreath, slight surface scratching to the multi coloured enamel centre, the reverse side is completely unmarked with the exception of the number ’98,000’ which matches the larger version. The tinny type fixing pin all in excellent condition. The number of 98,000 identifies the owner of these badges was one of the party members who had uninterrupted service in the party since February 1925.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP OFFICIAL’S TUNIC. A beautifully constructed golden brown four pocket political leaders tunic, the political leaders were colloquially known by the populous in German at the time as The Golden Pheasants because of the colour of their uniforms. This example is totally free of any moth, all buttons with the political eagle and swastika in raised relief, deep turned back cuffs, four button front, two upper pockets with pleats, two lower pockets of the bellows type, skirted back with twin NSDAP adorned belt ramps, open collar with its white printed on brown Dienstrock (service tunic) label inside the inner pocket, RZM label, stamped size 50 to the upper inner golden brown satin lining. Blue piped brown velvet centred Ober-Eisatzleiter. Good gilt to both eagle and swastikas with the rank pips with the centre of each rank pip having the outstretched winged eagle and swastika, one gold rank lace below the bottom pip, piped in blue for Ortsgruppe. Complete with its armband in beautiful red cloth, one moth nip. Blue piped for Orts level, gold bullion weave to the upper and lower sections of the band for the leader of a post.
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 POLITICAL LEADERS ARMBAND. An extremely nice condition political leaders armband, good heavy red wool base to the rank of Ortsgruppenleiter, this is highest rank within an Orts district. Nap of wool thin in places. One moth nip through the white ribbed silk on the middle right hand arm of the swastika. 20mm width leaf strip to the centre. Central button to the swastika with the eagle and swastika adorned. The higher ranking political leaders armbands are some of the most beautiful examples of insignia within the Third Reich period.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP POLITICAL LEADERS GORGET. A good and complete political leaders gorget, this was the largest of all of the gorgets of the Third Reich era. Some small areas of the anodised finish on the face side thin, some of the green backing material has moth, complete with its full length chain. One of the gorget retaining hooks ‘RZM’ marked with both ends of the chain having their correct RZM markings.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP PRE 1934 BLACK PIPED POLITICAL LEADERS CAP. An ultra rare cap in magnificent condition for a Kreis area level official. Heavy quality political ribbed material, black piped to crown and upper and lower sections of the centre band, which was constructed in the same material as the upper body of the cap. Complete with the M.29 eagle, lower cockade with central swastika, not in enamel, complete with silver cap cords, brown side buttons, standard brown visor with minor chipping to the edges. The interior leather sweatband with evidence of wear use in good condition but with two tears to the sweatband where collectors have continually lifted the sweatband away to look for the RZM ticket, this was not fitted to all of the early caps. Centre celluloid lozenge giving the retailer’s name of ‘Julius Muller, Leipiz’ with a Saxon coat of arms above the name. Beautiful form to the cap, no moth damage, staining of any sort. For further reading on this subject Headgear of Hitler’s Germany, volume 3, page 67, in 1935 clearly written in the regulations allowing for the wearing of the silver cap cords.
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 CAR PENNANT. A rare car pennant for the pre war Third Reich Aviation Organisation the NSFK. The pennant measures 39cm x 22cm, constructed of basic red flag cloth but with the beautiful Bevo woven insignia of the NSFK laid on both sides of the pennant. The insignia shows Icarus the god of flight with a black swastika through the lower part of his body with the lettering ‘NSFK’ in a scroll above the head, complete with its sprung loaded nickel pole attachment clip and suspension rope, plus Bevo woven maker’s name ‘Fahnen Richter Koln’.
GERMAN WWII NSFK DEUTSCHLAND FLUG 1938 AWARD. An uncased version of the all bronze highly attractive NSFK Deutschland 1938 participants award. 9.5 cms x 7 cms diameter with raised inscription on the reverse side with the facsimile signature of ‘Friedrich Christiansen, the Commander of the NSFK. Individually numbered ‘2055’, all bronze finish remaining. Two pin holes through the top of the award for suspension display.
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 CAR PENNANT. Excellent pennant measuring 32cm x 17cm, red field, leather edged, a very finely machine embroidered circular NSKK insignia to both sides of the pennant, some age toning, complete with its suspension rope.
GERMAN WWII NSKK ELASTOLIN MOTORCYCLE AND FIGURES. A rare Elastolin figure being a motorcycle being driven with pillion passenger, both are wearing the standard brown political jackets with swastika armbands and black NSKK crash helmets. Paint finish to the driver is rather thin with only faint traces of the swastika armband remaining, the armband and paint to the pillion passenger is better. There is no other damage. The wheels to the figure are tin.
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 MANS DAGGER WITH LEATHER COVERED SCABBARD. A most beautiful condition NSKK mans dagger, the blade by Carl Julius Krebs of Solingen having all of its cross grain finish remaining, the only markings being the rubbing of the brass inner scabbard blade retaining bands. Good early heavy nickel plated grip mounts, the wood grip itself is totally undamaged with a high quality national eagle and undamaged SA inset. One scratch, which is similar to initials to the rear of the grip. Both scabbard nickel plated mounts good with the bottom ball undamaged. All screws intact. The leather fitted to the scabbard is a very high quality Morocco leather, which has been beautifully applied with a thin seam to the right hand side edge of the scabbard. The dagger is fitted with a black leather vertical hanger, the clip being marked ‘DRGM’, we will not risk opening up the leather strap across top front of the hanger through fear of the leather splitting. The hanger has been in place since its fitting to the dagger many years ago with green verdigris forming behind the leather on the upper scabbard mount. A superb dagger.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MANS DAGGER. A very nice condition NSKK model 33 mans dagger, blade by Gottfried Muller. Good cross grain finishing remaining, all of the original blacking present to the Ulles Fur Deutschland motto, slight cloudiness in places to the blade, the grip is undamaged apart from some abrasions, undamaged SA enamel inset, high quality national eagle, good nickel to the upper and lower cross guard mounts with the group markings ‘HE’ to the reverse side of the lower mount. The scabbard retains virtually all its original black painted finish with slight scratches, both scabbard mounts having their original screws fitted with good nickel plating to the upper mount, the lower mount showing a copper-like finish showing through the nickle plating.
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 MANS DAGGER. An exceptionally nice bladed NSKK mans dagger, the blade by Adolf Volker of Schmalkalben retaining virtually all of its cross grain finish, the only marks being from the brass inner scabbard blade retaining bands. Very minor lifting of plating to the upper and lower grip mounts, slight scratching to the enamel SA inset with a good high quality national eagle. All fitted into its black anodised scabbard, excellent quality upper and lower scabbard mounts with the bottom ball being totally undamaged, complete with an RZM M7 strap. This dagger at one time has been covered in nicotine and traces can be seen in the lower areas.
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 MOTORSTURM FLAG. A very attractive and beautifully constructed NSKK Motorsturm flag measuring 112cm x 55cm, constructed from basic red flag cloth, the full circumference of the triangle is trimmed in silver tress, the central swastika being constructed in black cloth, stitched to a white field with a black circumference and then laid to the red flag cloth. To the lower section of the flag is a most beautiful silver hand embroidered NSKK insignia being M29 eagle laid onto a wheel, all laid on black with silver trimming, this alone measures 12cm x 10cm, to the upper section is another lozenge measuring 15cm x 12cm being again superbly hand embroidered in chain stitch the Sturm number of ‘25’ over ‘M89’ with silver bullion edging. The flag still retains all five of its suspension sprung loaded nickel clips. Many images of these flags can be seen in the excellent work NSKK NSFK Uniform Organisation and History by John R. Angolia and David Littlejohn on pages 187, 188, 189, 190. At present very nicely presented in a black edged glazed frame, collection is advised, this would not surviving shipping.
GERMAN WWII NSKK 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 SLEEVE DIAMOND. The lozenge shaped arm diamond, the first type with metallic silvered political eagle on a spoked wheel fitted to the centre of the lozenge.
GERMAN WWII NSKK TUNIC OLD FIGHTERS CHEVRON. Beautifully woven in Bevo weave the NSKK insignia with inverted V Old Fighters chevron below, all woven onto the olive drab woollen material for the NSKK tunic, 1938 pattern, complete with its original paper RZM label attached to the reverse side.
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 NSKOV CAP BADGE. Excellent condition, complete with its three fixing prongs.
GERMAN WWII NSKOV CAP EAGLE. A high quality deeply stamped double pronged fixing cap eagle for the NSKOV, wingspan measuring 6cm.
GERMAN WWII NSKOV STANDARD-BEARER’S GORGET. The heart shaped all nickel gorget with its overlay plate of the insignia of the NSKOV (war wounded). Evidence of cleaning to the back plate, good colour to the black and white central swastika and Iron Cross, complete with its neck chain, its blue backing cloth, all uniform attachment prongs complete to the rear.
GERMAN WWII OBERSALTZBURG TABLECLOTH. A white linen tablecloth measuring 120 cms x 120 cms, woven to the centre of the now slightly stained tablecloth is a 20cms circlet of oak leaves with swastika to the centre. There are two small areas of stitch repair to the tablecloth otherwise still in good order. Because of the lightness of the swastika centre circlet it may be virtually impossible for us to highlight the circlet and swastika in our web images. All contained in a 1990 large envelope post stamped Berchtesgaden to a now obscured address in England, over written on the envelope ‘Tablecloth’ then further writing ‘From Hitler’s Haus Obersalzburg Berghof (swastika in centre)’. One of our old client’s who was a regular visitor to the Obersalzburg area was a prolific collector of this sort of item, unfortunately now passed away, the tablecloth has been passed on to another collector who has asked us to offer this on his behalf.
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. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ORDENSBURGEN CUFF TITLE. The rare cuff title in silver Bevo weave on light olive for the Political Training School of Ordensburg, complete with its original blue printed NSDAP issue ticket.
GERMAN WWII 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 ORDNUNGS POLIZEI/FELDGENDARMERIE TUNIC. A good size police official’s tunic that has been worn by a member of a Feldgendarmerie unit, constructed in standard police green, the tunic is of a very fine quality, no moth or damage, all piped in orange. There is no evidence of there ever being an oval police arm patch fitted but instead to the upper left breast as the tunic is worn is an army NCO’s silvered breast eagle, orange piped M.36 army shoulder boards for an NCO with matching army NCO’s lace to the collar and a set of police orange centred Bevo woven collar patches, two light moth nips to the collar patches, a four section medal ribbon bar to the upper right breast, standard police dark brown cuffs and matching collar. Heavily police marked to the inside of the fully lined tunic with size stampings plus the designation ‘PO a with date ‘1939’. We have a period photograph of the Police tunic being worn in this configuration.
GERMAN WWII ORDNUNGSPOLIZEI BOOK. The very rare book of the German Ordnungspolizei of which we have only had three copies in over 30 years. This is a classic example of German printing of the 1930's and 40's, measuring 10 inches x 13 inches. The outer bound canvas cover is in police green with the large Third Reich Police insignia silver embossed with the central black swastika to the front cover. The binding is unusual for a book of such quality. The colour and printed plates are placed within the cover, punch holed and then held together with cord. There then follows thirteen coloured prints showing 13 different aspects of uniforms of the German Ordnungspolizei, beginning with the carrying of the Police standard and ending with two police officers standing together. The quality of the artistry and depth of colour is absolutely magnificent. All of the hand drawn images were produced by Knotel, Herbert Knotel has signed all his work 'Knotel D.J' was a well known military artist from 1893 to 1963. Between the colour plates there are extra plates with text describing the uniforms and the arms of service that they represented. At the end of the book there is a four page section on the construction of the Ordnungspolizei system within Germany. A most magnificent book for the police collector.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT COLLAR PATCHES. Collar patches for an OT-Truppenfuhrer, finely machine embroidered ‘OT’ with one rank star below.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT COLLAR PATCHES. A set of Organisation Todt collar patches with beautifully red embroidered ‘OT’ with two rank pips below each patch.
GERMAN WWII 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. A basically good and strong hard shell P38 pistol holster, which unfortunately has the spare magazine pouch replaced, complete with both its original belt loops, clearly marked ‘P38’, maker marked and dated ‘44’ with police style waffen amt stamp covering the last two digits of the date. Priced according to the replaced magazine pouch.
GERMAN WWII P.38 HOLSTER. Excellent condition leather holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol with good white stitching visible. Twin belt loops to the reverse side. Profusely stamped ‘DKK44’ with visible waffen amt stamp. The leather is excellent and supple with just a little bruising to the front and evidence of where a magazine was fitted and has moulded itself into the shape of the closure flap.
GERMAN WWII P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A totally unmarked all black leather P.38 soft shell holster. Good condition stitching, both loops originally stitched to the reverse of the holster. Slight distortion to the leather but generally in excellent condition. Condition:
GERMAN WWII P38 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. A good condition hard shell holster for the P38 semi automatic pistol. Very faint traces of Third Reich issue markings. Complete with both belt loops, which are totally original to the holster. This is the police type lid closure.
GERMAN WWII P38 HOLSTER. A very nice armed forces issue holster of black pebbled leather having contrasting off white stitching throughout. The configuration is the breakaway front flapped type. The item is stored and lightly used and was a typical item taken back to the US where it has recently been purchased. The off white pink interior would suggest no weapon has ever been fitted within.
GERMAN WWII P38 SHOULDER HOLSTER. A lovely example of the scarce shoulder holster for the P38 semi automatic pistol, this example being in brown that would normally be associated with being worn by a Luftwaffe aviator. The leather is excellent with just minor abrasions, complete with both of its riveted shoulder straps and nickel fixing clips, its pistol holding closing strap all in place and clearly marked ‘G.J.Ensink & Co, Ohrdruf’, To the exterior of the holster there is the outline of a police cap badge where we presume it was fitted by a returning GI. A rare holster and ideal for fitting to a Luftwaffe mannequin.
GERMAN WWII 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 ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE TO OSWALD MANGOLD. A punch-holed for filing, once folded and age foxed citation, A5 size to SS Sturmmann Oswald Mangold of 2./SS-Pz.Aufkl.Abt.18 (Panzer Reconnaissance Battalion 18) dated ‘24th December 1944’ probably for the bitter fighting around Altsohl south east of Budapest. Unit issue rubber stamp, ink signature of SS Oberfuhrer Wilhelm Trabandt awarded Knights Cross 6th January 1944.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A 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 BRONZE. A good example of a solid construction Panzer Assault Badge in bronze with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing measuring 12 x 15mm.
GERMAN WWII PANZER 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 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 OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A superb condition panzer officers visor cap stamped size ‘57’. The upper body is constructed in the very fine Melton material, which is in a lighter hue of grey green than normally encountered. The rose pink waffenfarbe for panzer troops stands out proudly against the grey green of the top and the sides of the dark green centre band. Fitted with a matching set of stamped national eagle and cockade, standard officers cap cords with pebbled side buttons. The leather sweatband all intact with evidence of minor wear use to the forehead area. The interior of the cap is lined in gold silk with a complete centre celluloid lozenge, which has two minor cracks in the name tag area with an Erfurt maker or retailer’s name gold blocked underneath the celluloid. Fitted behind the sweatband in the forehead area is a section of period newspaper placed by the original wearer for a snugger fit for the head. The form of the cap is semi saddle shape. A beautiful example.
GERMAN WWII PANZER REGIMENT 17 TUNIC. A nice early panzer tunic, very long construction, two upper patch pockets with flaps, two lower hidden pockets with angled flaps, early style buttons, deep barrel cuffs, dark green collar. The whole front two edges of the tunic are piped in pink waffenfarbe a beautiful set of dark green centred stitch-on silk piped shoulder boards are fitted with embroidered to the centre a gothic letter ‘P’ over the number ‘17’. Matching nco’s lace to the collar with a set of the parade style silver on pink collar patches fitted, some stitches loose to the right hand collar patch as the tunic is viewed. A nice unusual nco breast eagle fitted being very finely machine embroidered in a lightweight silver wire on a dark green background. The tunic has a Bavarian tailor’s label to the interior lining, the tunic is fully lined, the lining material has had some minor repairs. To the inside pocket the original owner’s name label of ‘Menna’ with the initial ‘R’ who belonged to the 2nd Company PZ ABW ABT 17’ which matches the tunic shoulder boards exactly. Minor moth damage to the reverse side of the dark green collar. Some seams slightly open but otherwise an excellent condition well service used early panzer tunic.
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 PANZER SS M.43 CAP. A service worn black Panzer M.43 cap, which has seen considerable wear. Constructed in late war rayon wool mix, complete with its one piece eagle and skull triangular form Bevo woven insignia. Twin front buttons, complete with its herringbone twill lining with faint traces of a size 56 stamping to the upper inner crown. Considerable wear and colour change to the interior lining in the forehead area, being of a late war rayon wool mix a grey hue can be seen through the worn areas around the peak of the cap.
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 PARATROOPERS PARACHUTE PACKING CARD. The four page canvas packing and maintenance card for a German paratrooper’s parachute. Parachute number 5379399, with faint details of manufacture and other technical details printed to the front. Last inspection date 18th November 1944 with the next inspection being 18th November 1945. Pen signed by an inspector, in a small glass frame. Interestingly the card is signed by the inspector in November 44 and would appear to be signed again in April 1945 just prior to the cessation of hostilities.
GERMAN WWII PARATROOPER’S PARACHUTE. A good RZ20 German paratrooper’s parachute in its carrying bag, two holes to the bottom of the bag. The parachute is all complete with its inner silk, static line and harness, the static line is minus its hook. The silk technical label to the base of the parachute reads individual parachute number and then designation as a paratrooper’s parachute. Stamped to the outside of the bag ‘JU52’ with other unidentified stampings.
GERMAN WWII PARATROOPER’S PARACHUTE. A complete German RZ20 paratrooper’s parachute, excellent harness, complete with parachute silk, complete static line, carrying bag. The technical label to the base of the chute bag reads ‘Sprangs Schirm Fallschirmtruppen’ with Fliger number ‘30272’ and individual parachute number. There is a separately applied rectangle ink stamp reading the date of ‘14th March 1942’. Technical label to the harness with identical details. The parachute all fitted into its Hessian carrying bag .
GERMAN WWII PARTIAL REPRODUCTION NSDAP LEADERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A reproduction brown leather waist belt of the correct width attached to an original political leaders belt buckle, which is marked ‘RZM 4/39’ on the reverse side. Some light wear to the gilding on the high spots of the buckle otherwise generally good condition.
GERMAN WWII PARTIALLY ERAZED ERNST ROHM PRESENTATION SERVICE DAGGER. more images.
GERMAN WWII PARTIALLY ERAZED ERNST ROHM PRESENTATION SERVICE DAGGER. Excellent blade by E.Pack & Son, the first three complete words of the dedication are still visible to the reverse side, the name Ernst Rohm has been erased as per regulations after the murder of Ernst Rohm. The opposite side of the blade is good with very slight sharpening marks visible to the edge, good deep ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ inscription. Typical early heavy nickel upper and lower grips mounts, good undamaged enamel to the SA inset, high quality national eagle, group marked ‘NM’ to the rear of the lower grip mount. All fitted into its original anodised scabbard, which has a good degree of the lacquer above the colour. The condition of the upper and lower scabbard mounts excellent with the lower ball just slightly indented. The dagger is complete with its triple leather hanger.
GERMAN WWII PERIOD BAVARIAN 25 YEAR INDUSTRIAL MEDAL. An extremely nicely presented and constructed oval medal from the State of Bavaria during the Third Reich period to an industrial recipient. The medal itself is beautifully stamped with blue and white colours of Bavaria to the central shield, swastika at base, complete with its miniature with blue and white ribbon and the full length ribbon both a straight section and a court mounted section, all placed in its light blue box that is gold block titled to the exterior ‘TREUDIENSTABZ EICHEN DER BAYERISCHEN INDUSTRIE’.
GERMAN WWII PHOTOGRAPH GROUPING. An interesting mixed group of Hoffmann postcards of both Luftwaffe and Army Knights Cross Winners, plus photographs of a Waffen SS NCO wearing double cuff title of Langemarck and Totenkopf on his wedding day together with other photograph format of Luftwaffe personnel. Good uniform studio shots. Accompanied by paperwork for an Army Oberleutnant, Luftwaffe wedding day photograph with NCO wearing a white top Luftwaffe cap. Good mixed group.
GERMAN WWII PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK 1937 – DAS DEUTSCHE LICHTBILD. A large format book, hard cover, 128 pages, each page having a superb photograph taken by various professional photographers during the 1920’s and 1930’s of mixed content, early farm buildings, animals, rivers, churches, German life, nudes, sports events, house living, facial studies, famous German buildings, bridges and some military content. The importance of this book is in the inside front cover having the clear large ink rubber stamp of Der Reichsfuhrer SS at the SS Hauptant V1/3.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A used set of stitch-in Oberleutnant’s shoulder boards from a German Army officers tunic, the ends shredded where they have been attached to a uniform tunic. Good gilt to the rank pips, black underlay.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER PANZER LEHR SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board, black silk piped with dark green centre and surrounding tress having one rank pip for an Army Feldwebel with the gothic ‘L’ attached. Glue evident to the exterior of the slip-on tab where originally glued to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII PIPED FIELD SERVICE INFANTRY OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A beautiful set of insignia to a Leutnant in Reserve Infantry Regiment 55. Bright bullion exterior with infantry white underlay then a further underlay of grey. All gilt to the regimental numbers ‘55’ intact, complete with their matching piped field service tunic collar badges where stitches remain as being removed from the tunic.
GERMAN WWII PO8 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. A slightly distorted PO8 police hard shell holster with the standard police closure system. Faintly police unit marked to the body underneath the closure flap. Slight distortion to the magazine compartment. Both original belt loops fitted to the reverse side with a maker’s mark ‘Albrecht Kind & Company Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII POLICE 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 CAP BADGE. The standard stamped aluminium badge for a police official’s visor cap complete with both of its fixing prongs.
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 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 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 SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. A superb construction, the acorn woven in intertwined silver and green with the strap being in fabric instead of the normal leather, complete with its slider.
GERMAN WWII POLICE WACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued set of Geminde Police Wachtmeister’s shoulder boards, wine red underlay, green strips within a silver border and a light wine red centre.
GERMAN WWII POLICE/FIRE ARM EAGLE, HOPSTEN. A service worn, as removed from tunic maroon embroidered police style eagle on very dark blue backing cloth with the town name of ‘Hopsten’ above.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BELT BUCKLE. A very nice condition circular political leaders belt buckle, complete with its belt keeper with the double pronged fixing system. All gilt remaining. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘RZM’ within a double circle followed by ‘M4/72’.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS 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 LEADERS KREISLEITUNG CAR PENNANT. A Kreisleitung official’s car pennant in its original leather and Perspex protective cover measuring 25 x 25cm. The pennant itself is in excellent condition, the base lightweight cotton cloth quartered in political brown and Kreisleitung white. Magnificent embroidery for the art deco style political eagle and swastika with the letters ‘KL’. The leather frame with all its trimmed edges and its closing flap. Two of the three male/female closing studs present and working correctly. The third female stud is missing. Perspex unbroken.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS SWASTIKA CAR PENNANT. This is large rectangular form of car pennant, which would be the opposite side of the front mudguard or fender of a car to the political car pennant of the Gau Kreis or Reich area measuring 29cm x 29cm. The red flag cloth pennant with a most beautiful hand embroidered black swastika on a white field laid onto the flag cloth. All fitted into its red leather trimmed Perspex frame, some of the stitching to the lower edge of the leather trimming has come loose and rotted, there is a split to the Perspex on one side, all mounted on its steel frame, the closure flap of the leather cover with its five male/female pop studs all complete and working and the frame is complete with its two nickel pole mounting posts, one of the posts is RZM marked.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS WIDE BROWN BELT AND BUCKLE. A complete set being the wide brown political leaders belt with both of its brown runners, complete with its gilded buckle, which is ‘RZM 4/46’ marked in raised relief on the reverse side, the belt is 105cm in length, excellent gilt to the buckle with slight scratches to the gilding on the clip hidden behind the circular front of the buckle.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL ORTSGRUPPE COLLAR PATCH. A single collar patch, brown cloth centre, Ortsgruppe blue twisted cord piping with the rank in silver lace with intertwined swastikas. 3rd pattern insignia for rank of Stellenleiter.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL RZM MARKED WAIST BELT. The leather waist belt of the weight of leather commonly encountered being worn by SA, NSKK and other political organisations. The leather is in black. ‘RZM’ marked L 2/6/3 to the leather tab ALSO.marked DJV AUSF2
GERMAN WWII POLIZEI WACHTMEISTER LEWANDOWSKI CITATION. An ultra rare citation for this Polizei Wachtmeister Lewandowski for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords. The citation is to a Polish policeman for clearing the Warsaw Ghetto dated ‘15th June 1943’. The issue rubber stamp of the SS and Police Leader in District Warschaw with the ink signature of SS Brigadefuhrer Jurgen Stroop who was hanged in Warsaw in 1952. The signature of Stroop is extremely scarce.
GERMAN WWII 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 PROCELAIN HEAD OF ADOLF HITLER. A small porcelain head produced by the Company Nymphenburg measuring 6cm square at its base and 13cm high, pure white porcelain depicting Adolf Hitler, completely undamaged.
GERMAN WWII PROPAGANDACOMPANIE CUFF TITLE. A rare cuff title being the silver gothic lettering Bevo woven Propagandacompanie in silver Bevo weave on black base cloth, stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII PROPAGANDACOMPANIE INSIGNIA. A very rare set of insignia worn by a Hauptmann in the Propagandacompanies of the Army. Two slip-on shoulder boards, which have been service worn, both with gold rank pips complete with their dove grey underlay and dove grey slip-on tab, subdued grey lace with their matching collar patches, dove grey surround, intertwined bullion lace to the centre, all removed from the same tunic.
GERMAN WWII 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 FEMALE SECTION PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A very fine photograph album measuring 32 x 23cm, silver embossed in German ‘MY MEMORY OF THE RAD’. The opening page has the recipient Frieda Schobig’s RAD service pass with a photograph of her in uniform, born 24th May 1923. Affixed to the inner cover close to the RAD pass is the badge of her subsequent employment, which was a ticket issuer on the local tram service. Born in Nuremberg, we would assume she did her tram service also in the City of Nuremberg. The album contains 143 photographs of life within the female RAD, wonderful shots, close-ups of uniforms, folk festivals, life at camp, marching, fun times, with the album liberally decorated within flower motifs in colour, most of the pages are annotated. A highly attractive album. Following the 143 RAD photographs is a photographic record of her life on the tram service having 31 images with again very good close-ups of uniform detail and equipment used during her service as a ticket issuer and lastly a grouping of post war photographs. A highly informative and attractively put together record of one lady’s war service in Germany.
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 MANS HEWER WITH BLADE BY WKC. Some old light corrosion polished out of the blade near its tip but having its original profile. Good clear ‘WKC Solingen’ manufacturer’s mark. Good heavy nickel plating to the grip with the original owner’s initials hand engraved to the back of the grip. The stag grips are undamaged, excellent tight fit into its scabbard of which the plating has nicely toned, slight indentations where the upper scabbard fitting meets the throat. The scabbard has original black paint with chippings as can be viewed in our web images. All four screws fitted to the scabbard, complete with its 2nd pattern hanging strap, the strap itself is maker marked and dated ‘1936’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII RAD OBERTRUPPENFUHRER SHOULDER STRAPS. A heavily mothed but scarce pair of slip-on shoulder boards for an RAD Obertruppenfuhrer. The extent of moth damage can be seen from our web images but scarce.
GERMAN WWII RAD OFFICERS DAGGER. A generally good RAD officers dagger that has some oxidisation problems, the blade is good it has not been abused in any way, good clear ‘Arbeit Adelt (work enobles)’ etched inscription. Clearly stamped ‘Alcoso, Solingen’. The scabbard is without any indentations with very slight bubbling to the plating to the lower part of the scabbard, The hilt has some slight oxidisation problems in the cross guard area, which hopefully can be viewed by our web images. The plating generally gone and very slight corrosive effect. The grips are cracked on the reverse side with two cracks and one small repaired chip to the front grip. The two screws that hold the throat to the scabbard totally original with unturned heads. Price according to the slight oxidisation problems.
GERMAN WWII RAD SPORTS VEST EAGLE. Beautifully woven RAD insignia of the earlier type without swastika to the spade, worn on the RAD sports vest. Stitch holes visible where it has been removed from a sports vest.
GERMAN WWII RAD WOMENS NECK BROOCH. The neck brooch of an Arbeits Maid, large central swastika with wheat sheaf below, plain ring, complete with its tinny type fixing pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII RAILWAY OFFICERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A very close to mint condition Bahnschutz officers belt and buckle. The leather belt is superb, complete with both of its runners. The winged wheel motif circular buckle retaining virtually all of its gilded finish. To the reverse side unusually double stamped ‘Assmann DRGM’ with the numbers ‘4400’. A lovely belt.
GERMAN WWII RB MARKED 43 DATED WAIST BELT. A leather combat quality weight waist belt that was originally 105cms long, it has been shortened by the wearer to 86cms. The waist belt is in excellent order, marked to the tip ‘105’ followed by RB numbers and a date ‘43’, complete with its adjuster tab, the clip end has been cut and shortened by the wearer to 86cms.
GERMAN WWII RECLIC BATTLE DAMAGED HELMET. The remains of an M.40 German helmet shell, which has had blast damage and has been left buried for many years, a highly evocative piece of history. This item is photographed on page 120 of the excellent publication BATTLE DAMAGE by Military Mode Publishing. Still with the remains of the zinc liner band, which still retain their two strap clips.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS CAR PENNANT. A triangular form car pennant for the Red Cross organisation measuring 38cm x 20cm. The majority of the DDAC car pennants come printed or just overlaid, this is a very finely multi embroidered background red and black striped with a multi machine embroidered DDAC badge to the centre. The flag is double sided, age toning to the white, complete with its white leather selvage edge and suspension rod and sprung loaded clips.
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 DAGGER. A Red Cross mans dagger with its classic screwdriver pointed saw edge blade, which is in magnificent condition, all the original cross grain finish remaining, the only marks appear to be from the scabbard inner brass blade retaining bands. The celluloid grips both undamaged, all plating to the cross guard, upper pommel and other metallic parts good and clear without undue bubbling, all fitted into its original scabbard, which the majority of the black paint is remaining but has dulled somewhat. Slight surface rusting to the upper scabbard mount and lower scabbard mount. All four screws complete without the heads being turned and the dagger is complete with its leather frog.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS MANS HEWER. A very nice condition mans hewer, the blade is excellent without any damage or abuse. Minor black finger mark stains to the tip otherwise all cross grain finish remaining. Fitted into its cast hilt, which retains all of its plating. Undamaged grips, leather washer between the blade and grip complete, all fitted into its original scabbard, which has its black paint finish remaining with rough age lines showing through the paint from the base metal of the scabbard. Nickel plated bottom chape to the scabbard good with some plating slightly lifting but not removed.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS MANS HEWER. A nice Red Cross mans hewer with its saw back blade, still with much of its original cross grain finish present. Satin finish remaining to the cross guard, hilt and oval pommel. Undamaged composition grips. The blade still has its leather washer in place. All fitted into its correct scabbard, which does have some rust flooding through the black paint, undented, complete with its correct 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 RED CROSS OFFICERS DAGGER. A very nice example of the Red Cross officers dagger retaining virtually all of its original plating, the top pommels and cross guards of these daggers are prone to losing their plating, this example has not suffered oxydisation. The deep orange grip has one minor chip on the reverse side but no cracks. The nickel plated scabbard also good with a very small area of nickel plating loss to the left hand edge. No dents to the scabbard. The blade, which is always non maker marked is absolutely superb with all of its original bright cross grain finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS SISTER’S NECK BADGE. The 30mm red, white and black enamelled nurses neck badge worn at the throat, unfortunately one chip to the red enamel and other scuffing. Maker marked in raised relief on the dished reverse also ‘Ges Gesch’, complete with its tinny type fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII REGIMENT GENERAL GOERING TUNIC. A superb tunic recently consigned to us from the old and well respected collection within the UK. This item is in totally untouched condition, the tunic is of officer quality cloth, standard Luftwaffe construction, deep turned back barrelled cuffs, four pockets with pleats and straight flaps, four button open collar style. Slight moth damage to the upper edge of the collar and some light moth peppering to the upper back panel. Tailor prepared stitch-in shoulder boards, the shoulder boards are constructed from the same bolt of cloth as the tunic, white wool piped with Luftwaffe tress surrounding each board. Matching Luftwaffe tress to the collar with twisted cord white waffenfarbe to the edge of the collar. A beautiful hand embroidered Luftwaffe breast eagle. Collar patches, one single gull on white backing with green silk piping indicating infantry. Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon stitched to the tunic directly between the first and second buttonhole. Loops to the tunic for three awards and one short medal ribbon bar. To the lower left sleeve as the tunic is worn is a very nice enlisted ranks machine embroidered General Goering cuff title. Fully lined to the interior, two inside pockets with a tailor’s label ‘Wilhelm Schwarte, Schillingstr. 22 Berlin’ with the original wearer’s name with the date ‘april 1939’.
GERMAN WWII REGIMENT GENERAL GORING IDENTITY DISC. An aluminium one-piece 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 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 REICHSWEHR M.18 CUT OUT HELMET. A super rare helmet being a WWI produced M.18 cut out helmet with the insignia of the Reichswehr, during the Reichswehr period the helmet has been repainted, virtually all of the paint finish remaining with some slight rust bleed through the hand applied apple green finish with its small red, white and black hand painted shield shape tricolour. It is a faint possibility this could also be a Freikorps insignia. The helmet is marked ‘ET64’ to the interior shell as all of the M.18 cut outs are, the stamping is hard to see underneath the layer of hand applied paint, complete with its M.18 steel liner band. The three leather pads of the liner are all intact, the horsehair pads are missing. The liner is stamped size ‘59’.
GERMAN WWII RESERVE INFANTRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A highly unusual combination being the standard infantry officers saddle shaped visor cap constructed from very fine quality Melton cloth, wonderful nap, very tiny area of moth tracking to the crown, worn by an Infantry Reserve officer. Standard bullion wire woven officers cap eagle with matching cockade. The centre of the cockade has the Reserve Officers cross fitted. Standard officers cap; cords, dark green band, white waffenfarbe, mid tan leather sweatband, which shows wear use. Fully gold lined interior. Centre celluloid lozenge complete reading ‘Original Schellenberg Sonderklass’ with the manufacturer’s logo. Very large size, possibly size 59 or 60.
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 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 RUCKACK. The large light tan rucksack without any exterior or interior pockets. One central closing flap, complete with both of its wire shaped leather straps to the reverse side. All hooks and clips complete, stitching good and strong, still white against the black and brown leather, complete with the neck closing rope.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN 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. Two-piece all gilded brass SA buckle with mobile swastika, complete with its all steel double pronged belt fixing system.
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 DAGGER STRAP WITH UNUSUAL BUCKLE. We have never before encountered an SA hanging strap with a rectangular buckle, superb condition leather, all SA marked, complete with its heavy nickel plated sprung loaded belt clip, which is marked ‘M5/25 RZM’.
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 MANS DAGGER MODEL 1933. A superb condition SA mans dagger, the blade having all original cross grain finish remaining, the only markings to the blade being the rubbing from the scabbard internal brass blade retaining bands. Marked ‘RZM M7/19 1938’. The grip is generally good, no chips but two slight discoloured indentations to the reverse side of the grip, which can be seen in our web images. Aluminium upper and lower mounts. The scabbard mounts both in nickel with beautiful high quality depth. The paint to the scabbard is good with minor scratches to both edges of the scabbard. Undented bottom ball, all four screws complete without their heads not being turned.
GERMAN WWII SA ENLISTED MANS MODEL 33 DAGGER. An unissued condition SA model 33 enlisted mans dagger, blade excellent with all of its cross grain finish remaining, marked ‘RZM M7/37’. Good bright plating to both the upper and lower grip mounts. The lighter than normal shade of brown grip superb. Undamaged enamel to the SA inset, slight dullness to the national eagle. The plating to both upper and lower scabbard mounts match the hilt mounts perfectly without any indentations to the bottom ball. All four screws present without heads being turned and virtually all the original brown paint finish to the scabbard intact with one scratch just above the point of the lower scabbard mount and one scratch on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII SA ENLISTED MANS MODEL 33 DAGGER. An excellent condition SA mans dagger, a virtually mint blade marked ‘RZM M7/66’ dated ‘1942’. Slight markings from the scabbard inner brass blade retaining bands with good original cross grain finish remaining, excellent tight fit into its scabbard. The brown wood grip totally undamaged with just minor indentations. Bright plating to the upper and lower cross guard mounts with matching bright plating to both of the scabbard mounts, the bottom ball undented. All four screws intact without the heads being turned. Complete with its original RZM leather strap and ‘RZM M6/71 OLC’ marked sprung loaded belt clip. Totally undamaged enamel SA inset with a slightly dull national eagle.
GERMAN WWII SA FELDJAGERKORPS SWORD. One of the rare swords of the German Third Reich period being the SA Feldjagerkorps example. The Carl Eickhorn manufactured blade in superb condition, some light scuffs with the central panel etched ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ this is the identical motto as found on SA daggers. The standard D shaped hilt has lost the majority of its gilt. The grip is undamaged and still with its original grip wire. The original owner’s initials, which appear to be ‘BF’ are engraved to the rear langet and overlaid to the front langet is the six sided badge of the Feldjagerkorps with having a central Prussian eagle with swastika to the chest. All fitted into its original scabbard, which has approximately 75% of its original paint finish remaining, some thin patches which can be observed from our web images. Totally undented. The SA Feldjagerkorps was formed in October 1933 as a supplementary police group for use within the State of Prussia. The consisted of former police members and volunteers from existing SA units. The number of members was very small and consequently the sword is extremely rare. The sword is with its original carrying bag.
GERMAN WWII SA FLIEGERSTURME COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of collar patches for an unidentified SA fliegersturme unit. Beautiful soft blue wool construction, surrounded by silver cord with the wing propeller devices to the centre of each shirt patch.
GERMAN WWII SA GORGET. A 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 LAGERMUTZE. A deep orange brown lagermutze with one moth hole to the rear of the cap otherwise excellent with some thinness in places, complete with its silvered political button with dark wine red triangle overlaid with the M.29 eagle for areas Tannenberg or Westfalen. To the interior stamp size 56 large canvas RZM issue label.
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 BUCKLE. A two-piece construction all brass SA mans belt buckle, complete with its double pronged fixing system. The buckle is of an unusual construction, the upper and lower sections of the buckle have been ground down by the original wearer, possibly for easier access for the leather belt to the buckle.
GERMAN WWII SA MEMORIAL ALBUM. A memorial album to