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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.






The items of militaria shown below can be viewed in our on-line shop complete with full descriptions, photographs and prices.

1940 DATED SAM BROWNE BELT. A waist belt only of the Sam Browne set, maker marked 'D.Power & Sons' dated '1940'. Some slight dryness to tongue part of belt but generally good and supple, all brass fittings.
1945 DATED BRITISH OFFICERS BOOTS. A pair of the brown pebbled leather boots worn by British officers. 3/4 length with double cross over straps. These are the issue boots, stamped WD to the interior. 'C.W.Horrell Limited' maker marked and '1945' dated to the interior. 1 boot is sized 9 and the other size 8 but have been worn as amatched pair,Virtually mint unissued condition. Condition:
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.
1st ALLIED AIRBORNE ARM PATCH. A scarce 1st Allied Airborne arm patch, finely embroidered in white yellow, black and purple on blue felt backing. This rare patch was won by members of the headquarters of the 1st Allied Airborne army for D-Day invasion. At present lightly glued to a Grace Gibson display card with her lettering 'Allied Airborne Army' below. This could be removed without damage to the insignia, or cut with the card. Formerly from the Grace Gibson collection, Miss Gibson, born in 1915, died in 2002, was an avid collector of many historical artefacts. Whilst working within the British Civil Service in 1936 her interest was raised in military insignia at that time, the First World War. When WWII began she transferred to the Red Cross and Voluntary Aid Department and subsequently entered full time into the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) where, as a recruit, she trained in the same Motor Driving Company as the now Queen Elizabeth II and drove many types of vehicles for the remainder of WWII. During this time she avidly collected British WWII insignia, also some American insignia. Her collection, which also encompassed metal badges, involved many thousands of articles and was recently sold at auction in the U.K.
1ST DRAGOONS PLUME AND SHAPING BAR ACCESSORY. An extremely rare item of pre WWI British military headdress being the plume for the 1st Dragoons 1871 pattern helmet, attached to its original shaping storage bar. The plume of all the Dragoon and Dragoon Guards had an elegant gently undulating pattern throughout its length when worn on the helmet, this was achieved by attaching the plume to a shaped wooden bar for storage. The bar was a complicated affair with multiple teeth, this was bound to the plume using thick twine and held in place throughout its storage. The plume itself is in good condition overall, the original long stork is present with its special attaching nut still in place. The old twine is still firmly in place, one can see areas where the twine being pulled very tight to the wooden bar has caused polishing and slight indentation to the soft wood. The item clearly has remained undisturbed since the helmet was last demounted. There is a name 'Smith' very neatly written to the side. The overall condition is excellent. This would make an intriguing item for the advanced headdress collector's display.
2nd DIVISION EXPEDITIONARY FORCE IN FRANCE 17-19. This is a reprint of the original divisional record, this reprint itself was produced in 1989 and is now long out of print. There is a huge amount of detail, some good photographs and maps that cover the actions of this most interesting of U.S. divisions that were formed primarily of U.S. Marine Corps with Army support elements. The book is in good condition with just a little marking to the outer cover and a little fading. The jacket has never had a dust cover.
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.
4 DIPLOMATIC SERVICE BUTTONS. A group of four white metal painted hollow Diplomatic Service tunic buttons.
5TH INDIAN DIVISION SLOUCH HAT. One of an extensive collection of slouch hats recently purchased by us, this particular example is very much above average in terms of condition. It is a 1943 Australian made version and worn by a member of the 5th Indian Division. To the side is the red ball of fire upon black insignia in wool. The pagri is good and tight and multi folded. The hat is in an excellent low shape. There is the typical Carr Australia press stud, which functions well to the side. The original chin strap is present as is the leather band with the typical Australian maker code marks and a clear date of '43'. The hat is in an excellent shape.
9 AWARD DOCUMENTS - OBERST MEDER-EGGEBERT. A good group of 9 award citations and four accompanying documents to a former German Army signals officer who served in both world wars, plus the Police Service in the intervening years. Certificates comprise of the Third Reich awarded 1914 War Honour Cross for combatants, with swords, awarded 8th January 1935, punch-holed. The Armed Forces 18 year Long Service Cross, A4 size, punch-holed, awarded 2nd October 1936. The Bulgarian 1914-18 War Commemorative Medal, awarded 20th June 1938, it is a slightly larger size than A5, punch-holed, highly attractive. The Hungarian 1914-18 War Commemorative Medal awarded 13th September 1938, small pink colour printed citation, punch-holed. The 1st Oktober 1938 Commemorative Medal for the Entry into Czechoslovakia with the Prague Castle Bar, dated 1st January 1940, A4 size, punch-holed. The A5 sized punch-holed 1939 Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated 18th March 1940, pen signed by General Der Flieger Volkmann to Oberstleutnant Kurt Meder-Eggebert, who was Commander of Signals Unit 194. The A5 size punch-holed Iron Cross 1st Class citation dated 18th May 1940, signed by General of Infantry Geyer, who was awarded the Knights Cross on the 25th June 1940 and subsequently committed suicide on the 10th April 1946. The A5 sized punch-holed Armelband Afrika cuff title citation, awarded 1st February 1944 with a pencil signature of General of Infantry Glokke, Meder-Eggebert now with the rank on the citation of Oberst. The A5 size punch-holed War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Sword citation, dated 20th April 1944. The four accompanying documents relate to the Police Sports Festival Prize, accompanying letter for the War Honour Cross, plus two printed notes accompanying the Hungarian and Bulgarian Medals. Accompanying these citations is a single A4 size double sided sheet of research into the Signals Unit that Oberts Kurt Meder-Eggebert was Commander of, put together by the foremost researcher in the U.K. on the German Armed Forces, a former British Army Tank Major from whom this collection was obtained from.
A GROUPING OF HUNGARIAN, SLOVAK & AUSTRIAN BUTTONS AND INSIGNIA. We have recently acquired a large quantity of Third Reich and Croat insignia as collected by an ex British 8th Army Intelligence Officer who was interrogating German prisoners of war and Fascist Croats on the Italian/Slovenian/Yugoslavian/Austrian border at the end of the war in May 1945. Some of the insignia is obviously used and some unused. This Intelligence Officer made his way back to the U.K. overland through Germany and collated some of the unused items en route. With each item offered we are showing on our internet site a photograph of the grouping as it was found. Many of the items were covered in years of dust and many of the cloth items are slightly distorted. We are showing the items in their original state. For sale we have cleaned and pressed some of the cloth items and they are being offered individually. With the grouping there were effects of the officer and a quantity of both allied military Government, Croat and Greek banknotes. The grouping comprises of 2 Hungarian Air Force buttons, 3 Hungarian officers buttons, one Slovakian piece of insignia, the upper part of an Austrian portapee with slight verdigree of oxidisation.
A PAIR OF ARMY RESERVE ARTILLERY LEUTNANT’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of combat worn slip-on shoulder boards for a Leutnant in a Reserve Artillery Unit. Slight flooding of the colour of the red wool waffenfarbe onto the silver wire exterior with grey Reserve base colour in wool. Complete with their tabs.
A PRIMER OF MILITARY KNIVES. By Gordon Hughes. The very first work on fighting knives by Gordon Hughes, part two of the two section series. 202 line drawings of mixed military knives of the world. Brand new condition. Published 1981.
A SELECTION OF GERMAN THIRD REICH IDENTIFIED PANZER RELIC ITEMS. This lot collected many years ago represents an excellent set of items. The lot consists of a typical military headlight lamp cover, this has much original ordnance tan, however there is rust bleed, pitting and areas of paint loss. It is clear the item has remained either in the soil or on the surface many years after the war. There is an excellent old French collectors label which gives details how the item was found in August of 1982 and is from a Panzer one and from the area of Tramol . Other elements including couplings, a very large pin for a towing eye Were found in Saintenay in Normandy. The whole lot consists of five elements, most of which have collectors tags still attached to them, these would make a stunning display and all come from the hard fought battle of Normandy.
ADOLF HITLER BUTTER KNIFE.. An excellent condition 16cms butter knife as part of the Reichs Chancellery informal pattern. Reichs Chancellery eagle and swastika in raised relief to the base of the knife with the letters ‘AH’ to either side of the swastika. Etched to the blade ‘Nicht Rostend’ (Rustproof). Beautiful blade.
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sort after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful 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 BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sort after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
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 REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND 1812 WAR PERIOD DIRK. A very good condition Naval Midshipmans dirk which we firmly believe to be American. 30cm plain curved blade. The overall length of the piece being 43cm. Complete with it’s original ivory grip that has minor chippings underneath the eagles throat and what appears to be a chip out of the base of the grip which has been reinserted. The eagles head to the grip to us denotes US Naval use, with good gilding remaining. Its S guard crossguard with decorated Finials. Complete with its original decorative chain. The leather to the scabbard is all good, not rotted and not in danger of breaking. Some traces of original gilt remaining to the edges of the three scabbard mounts. The two upper mounts having their original suspension rings.
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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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN MILITARY CLOTHING? Please visit the website by Military Mode if you are looking for any military clothing from the early 1900s to the present day featuring many rare US WWII and Vietnam era jackets. Original Tankers jackets, USN deck jackets, M65s, M51s, M43 jackets, flying jackets, military bags, boots and hats…. www.militarymode.co.uk
ARMED FORCES SPLINTER PATTERN ZELTBAHN. A good bright camouflaged zeltbahn, which is RB numbered. Generally in good condition, it has lost its zeltbahn buttons and has one large moth or rodent hole to the centre.
ARMY GENERAL'S VISOR CAP COCKADE. A deep gold cockade with its separate national coloured centre. All pins remaining. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
ARMY LEUTNANT SLIP-ON UNIFORM INSIGNIA SET. A complete set of insignia for an Army Artillery Leutnant. Red wool based slip-on shoulder boards with canvas fixing tags. The exterior is in subdued grey weave. Some light wear to one board. Complete with the matching wire woven artificial silk red centred collar patches laid onto dark green backing cloth with stitches remaining where removed from the tunic.
ARMY M 35 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. The shell is stamped ES64. The original owners name Unter Officer Tschope, inscribed in paint to the lower inner rear skirt. The silver army decal is abrased across its front from top to bottom but is still visible. There are paint losses mainly to the crown but unusually retaining reasonable paint finish to the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. The leather liner is excellent, showing a good medium tan colour and fitted with its small section of strap with an M40 liner, which is conversant with it, being an M35 single decal.
ARMY OBERST KARL GOEBAL The original page as removed from a Hitler Youth members autograph book, large format photo of him wearing Officers parade uniform and decorations. Pen signature to lower right hand side. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
ARMY PANZER MANS CAP EAGLE. A good removed from cap, grey on black Panzer mans M43 or overseas cap eagle. glue on reverse side where adhered to a collectors display board with stitches where removed from cap. Condition:
ARMY PANZER NCO'S VISOR CAP. A heavily mothed Panzer NCO's Tellerform visor cap constructed in the ribbed material normally found on the Tellerform early period hats. Moth damage, which can be seen from our web images. Pink waffenfarbe good and clear. Good quality stamped aluminium matching national eagle and cockade with standard NCO's strap to the front. In size stamped to the upper inner crown size '55'. Ersatz style liner all complete to the inside and undamaged apart from generally crazing to the surface. Fully lined with the russet brown lightweight cotton.
ARMY UNTEROFFIZIERS SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A small photograph album of an army member attending the Under Officers School. On the opening page is an original Bevo woven full length uncut Unteroffiziers Schule cuff title placed within the front cover. 21 images of the original owner attending the Unteroffiziers Schule with various group images, training, officers etc., Three images at least of the cuff title being worn with the remaining amount of photographs, 27 in full, being of life outside of the school. A postcard size image at the very end of the album showing the owner with his lady friend wearing his Unteroffiziers School tunic with the Gothic lettering of the school clearly shown on his shoulder board.
ARNHEM LIFT. The excellent story of an Arnhem glider pilot, published in 1945, one year after the Arnhem operation. It is by Louis Hagen who was awarded the Military Medal with the foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Frederick A.N.Browning (Boy Browning) who was the overall Commander of the Airborne Division. This excellent 120 page written story by one of the glider pilots who had lasted seven days of the battle of Arnhem. Only written one year after the event, the events were absolutely fresh in his mind. A really exciting story of heroics and privations endured in that famous battle. Condition:
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.
AUSTRALIAN WWI M.15 PATTERN HOLSTER. A very scarce holster for use by Australian troops throughout WWI being the Australian 1915 pattern holster. Australian equipment always appears in either a light green, dark orange or deep brown colour, this particular holster is in near mint condition in light green and has had a little service wear. Designed to take the Webley mark 6 holster, clearly stamped ‘Australia’ with ‘S’ over a downward point broad arrow mark. Overall condition superb, leather supple. To the rear of the holster are the belt mounting attachments, shoulder brace buckle and a slide so the cleaning rod could be stowed by the holster.
AUSTRALIAN WWII INSIGNIA COLLECTION. A most interesting set of items being two sheets of fine fur felt fabric that have been covered with badges, these were recentley obtained in the United States of America and were once the property of a U.S. soldier who served in Australia. The collection is of a typical highly random manner and the backing cloth used appears to be the fur felt that was used to produce insignias in Australia. The first sheet is of cloth insignia and is mounted upon a purple backing, there are numerous pagri or sleeve insignias of Australian units as well as some captured Italian badges presumably from North Africa. There is also a section of printed and embroidered insignias. The second sheet is on a buff coloured piece of fur felt of large dimension and this again has a random coverage of souvenir items including many Australian badges including Australian Armoured Car Corps, Air Force driver, numerous buttons including Dutch buttons presumably given to the soldier from members of the Dutch East India units who sheltered in Australia. There are various Belgium badges and American rank insignias. An extremely interesting item of a soldier's souvenir collecting.
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 ARMOURED BROW PLATE FOR THE AUSTRIAN DRAGOON HELMET. 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 FIBRE BOARD AMMUNITION POUCH. A scarce single ammunition pouch made of a composition material, similar to cardboard, where only the closing flap and the belt loop and hinge are constructed of leather. Some scuffing to fibre material but generally good and strong with all leather complete. An excellent example is shown on page 431 of The Emperor's Coat, Uniforms and Equipment of the Austro/Hungarian Army from 1914-18.
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 PRE 1902 PATTERN SENIOR NCO SHAKO A very good condition Austrian Infantry Shako for senior NCO, good strong body to helmet , good bright lace , one small moth nip at back of body, leather liner and inner lining material all good and undamaged, metal cockade missing.
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 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. 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
AUSTRIAN/GERMAN WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL AND HOLDER. A highly unusually and yet to be identified all leather entrenching tool holder, belt suspended, with a clearly maker marked and dated ‘1915’ entrenching tool. The leather holder is in excellent condition, maker marked in Chemnitz dated ‘1916’ to the rear of the leather. To the front of the leather holder ordnance accepted with what appears to be two separate dates of ‘1916’ and ‘1918’. The leather is in superb supple condition, good strong stitching, complete with its entrenching tool, which is clearly marked ‘1915’ to the wood haft and maker marked ‘Bleckmann’ and clear date of ‘1915’ to the tool head.
BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE THIRD REICH BY BRIAN LEIGH DAVIES. 208 pages of in-depth text with a beautiful central coloured plate section identifying many of the badges and insignia of the military and civil organisations of the Third Reich complete with its flyleaf cover, which is slightly faded but undamaged.
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.
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.
BAVARIAN ENLISTED MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A good combat used large size 100cms in length Bavarian belt leather, which is marked ‘1.L.R.3.B’ Infantry Leib Regiment, this was the premier infantry regiment of the Bavarian Army, with ‘3.B’ 3rd Battalion. Fitted with its original all steel one-piece Bavarian belt buckle, which is of a far deeper strike than normally encountered.
BAVARIAN MILITIA SHAKO. A rare and superb condition for its age 1840’s Bavarian Militia known as the Burgerwehr, this superb condition shako with its felt body all in order without any breaks, moth damage or indentations, the leather crown and leather peaks all intact and firm to the body. The interior leather liner is complete with all its tongues. To the face there is a front plate surmounted by the Bavarian crown with the blue and white silk rosette of Bavaria. A double thickness set of white woollen caplines, silver flat chin scales. The only item missing is the white horsehair plume. An excellent item for its age.
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 BRITISH MADE FIGHTING KNIFE. An excellent example of the scarce trench weapon, these were extensively issued to Belgian troops and were particularly popular with tank crews towards the end of the war and into the inter war years. These were produced using shortened British 08 swords and the item has to the upper recasso the Sanderson full address. The blade is good and bright with just some areas of darkening with a good sharp tip. The original wide plate-like cross guard is excellent and again bright. The hardwood handle is good and with only one or two stains and small knocks. The scabbard is excellent and is the all metal type very reminiscent of bayonet scabbards with a particular turned over metal belt clip.
BELGIUM CIVILIAN GAS MASK. TYPE L/702. 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 1847 PATTERN RIFLE REGIMENT SWORD. The blade generally good with all of the etched panels good and clear with the regimental title ‘Victoria Rifles’ between two areas of scroll work, at the lower section of the blade the Coat of Arms of one of the officers of the Regiment, the Coat of Arms appears to be a horse’s head with to the circlet surrounding the horse’s head the motto ‘RIDE THROUGH’. The officer’s initials, which appear to be ‘W.J.F’ in scroll are below the horse’s head, with the retailer’s name ‘Busain & Company, Gerrard Street, Soho, London’ to the flat section of the blade known as the forte. The leather washer is still in position between the blade and the grip. with the 3 bar Nickle hilt having the cut out Rifle Regiment bugle horn surmounted by the Victorian crown. All of the ray skin to the grip is intact with its good grip wire. The steel scabbard is present and undented. Accompanying the sword is a page from the Illustrated London News of April 11th 1868 with a full length engraving of the principal officers of the Victoria Rifles, these officers are all identified, we have not been able to match the initials on the Coat of Arms to any of the officers in the engraving. There are three regiments titled very similarly, we have the Victoria Rifles of Canada, the Victoria Rifles of Nova Scotia, also the Queen Victoria Rifles, which was a Volunteer Rifle Regiment in Great Britain, the Illustrated London News seems to indicate that it is a British Volunteer Unit known as the Victoria Rifles.
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 1940 PATTERN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A very good crisp pair of trousers showing no moth damage whatsoever, these clearly have been unworn, the original shell dressing pocket is still tacked closed. The sizing label to the rear is as ever removed. The WD code to the interior is '0', these are clearly stamped to be a good size 7, thus would suit a mannequin. These would be in terms of condition extremely difficult to improve upon. All buttons are the correct chocolate brown colour for this period of issue.
BRITISH 1942 DATED FIBRE RIM PARATROOPER HELMET. A superb condition, mint, hardly used BMB 6 5/8ths size 1942 dated fibre rimmed paratrooper helmet, complete with its very supple leather straps, early yellow Sorbo rubber that sits between the light tan leather liner frame. All of the white felt beneath the leather liner is intact and has not been destroyed by moth damage and complete with its very clean virtually white canvas and string inner cradle. Rexine covered felt dome pad still intact. Exterior colour excellent.
BRITISH 1950s WOOLEN SOCKS A mint condition 1951 dated pair of grey woolen socks.
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 FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE WITH LOGO. A rare variation of the 2nd pattern all nickel Fairbairn Sykes knife, full length blade, it has not been re-tipped or re-profiled and is complete with its faded ‘FS Fighting Knife and Wilkinson Sword Company’ logos to both sides. Nickel plating to the hilt good with some slight losses at the tip of the pommel. Complete in its original 1st pattern scabbard, which still has its leg straps fitted, elastic hilt retaining strap complete but weak. Cross guard marked broad arrow ‘56’.
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 AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Military Mode's eighth title consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now. Condition:
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK.. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now. Condition:
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA VOLUME 2 BY OLIVER LOCK. The new publication from Military mode Publishing, British Airborne Insignia Volume 2, is the long awaited follow-up to volume 1, it both extends and complements the first book. This work covers in depth the insignia of the Allied Airborne units and those parachute trained personnel in exile within the UK. Also covered are the important units of Commonwealth parachutists who came to Britain's aid in defeating the Nazi menace. Once again, in collaboration with the Airborne Assault Museum and many advanced collectors, we have been able to illustrate this book with many fine period images as well as thus far unseen examples of often highly rare insignia. Not only, as previously mentioned, has the work covered Airborne forces in exile and of Britain's Commonwealth, but it also contains new chapters on SAS and Special Forces parachutists insignia, flags and pennants and more on British Indian airborne insignia. We are also particularly proud of the chapter covering the long overdue return of Pegasus to 16 Air Assault Brigade and the part Volume One and the Airborne Assault Museum played in its rightful reinstatement. Produced in hard back with over 245 pages. Condition:
BRITISH ARGYLE & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER'S. Removed from board, slight fraying to one end, could easily be trimmed to tidy.
BRITISH ARMOURERS PAPERWORK GROUP. An extremely comprehensive box of documents pertaining to the instructions given by the Army for armourers. The lot was contained within a medical type case produced by ''Boots.'' It consists of multiple items of interest including various government issue leaflets including small arms training rifle, 303 inch machine gun, machine gun handbook, small arms training 303 machine gun, weapon training, 303 inch machine gun second part, instructions for armourers 1931, Rifle mark1 anti tank and accessories, The Gail and Plodden Tommy gun book, three exercise books profusely filled with notes by a soldier of the name 'A. Hans' No.7629031. These commenced on the 12/08/1940. There are notes of Lewis gun, pistol and rifle information. There are again more small arms training pamphlets, pistol 38 inch, application of fire, guns machine gun besser. This is a document that reads not to be published. Instructions for armourers 31, guns machine gun Besa again. A series of typed updates and memoranda with some very interesting reading about the development of instructions for armourers including updates on techniques and developments. Finally the lot has a large amount of instruction posters. These are neatly folded in their official box which is instructions for armourers 1931 plates. Interestingly the plates had Besa, Lewis Guns, pistols and 3 plates pertaining to military bicycles. These presumably were also under the auspices of armourers. A most interesting lot with a huge amount of reading and each of the posters would make exceptionally nice display items for the advanced weapons collector.
BRITISH ARMY FIRE SERVICE BATTLEDRESS JACKET. An extremely scarce battledress jacket as worn by a member of the army fire service. This unit served in all theatres of operation and were particular busy in the calm area after the Normandy invasion. The patch was often worn as the only identifying feature and on page 52 of ''British army uniform and insignia of WWII, By Brian L Davis,'' one can see this battledress being worn with this insignia. This is the ordinance issue type and is a perfect matched pair, originally mounted to both upper arm. The battledress is a typical 1940 pattern, in a good size 12 with an O prefix above the WD number. There is a clear issue stamp on the 1942 issue label. The overall condition of the battledress is good and stored with a few light moth nips, one to the pocket corner and one or two scattered other nips. These would be easy to remedy, however the jacket displays well as it is.
BRITISH ARMY JACK KNIFE 1940. A good 1940 dated issue issue Jack knife, with broad arrow acceptance stamp with faint ‘1940’ date. Maker stamped ‘Wilson Sheffield’. One small section of the Bakelite grip missing, complete with its lanyard ring.
BRITISH ARMY KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS TITLE. Regimentally coloured title, as removed from a board.
BRITISH ARMY ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS DICED PATCH. Excellent wartime high quality produced item with black backing paper, notation to the rear.
BRITISH 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 BATTLE INSIGNIA OF WWI BY KEVIN BECKHURST. A fantastic new and long awaited publication by Military Mode Publishing. Over 220 pages of reference on the battle insignia worn by the British Army in WWI, using data obtained direct from the Regiments and the IWM, this work will aid collectors and historian to identify many treasured artefacts. This colourful work is presented in Military Modes usual hard back format and contains a wealth of valuable information for any First World War collector.The images shown are pre production images.
BRITISH BATTLEDRESS UNIFORM SET. A nice set all to the same man being a 49 pattern battledress in a good large size 9 in excellent condition with nap of cloth good with one or two tiny moth nips with original Royal Signal’s and Divisional badges to the upper arms. The trousers that compliment the jacket are in the same state again with one or two tiny moth nips however this is now stable and treated. These are again in a good large size, number 7, and dated ‘1951’. Complimenting the outfit is the original soldier’s webbing belt with deep green blanco with his name and number upon it.
BRITISH BLACK SHIRT NEWSPAPER. An edition of The Black Shirt dated June 12th 1937, in excellent condition with just a few punch holes to the rear spine where it has been held in a binder. There is the usual yellowing and some faint foxing however the overall condition is stable throughout. A most interesting item of British history. (2)
BRITISH BLACK SHIRT NEWSPAPER. An excellent copy of Action dated '13th February 1937'. This has super illustrations to the front cover and is in super condition with just a little foxing to the edges and a little yellowing. There are small holes pierced to the spine area where it was once mounted in a ring binder. (3)
BRITISH BOER WAR OR FIRST WORLD WAR OFFICERS BREECHES. A pair of mustard coloured very heavy corded breeches with brown suede inner thigh inserts. Two upper slanted pockets. Slight service staining, no moth damage, ideal for a Boer War or Early WWI display.
BRITISH BRODIE ORDNANCE CORPS HELMET. A good condition Brodie helmet of WWII, excellent condition overall, marked size 7¼. The liner is all complete. To the exterior all original paint finish remains with slight rusting flooding through with the insignia of the Ordnance Corps using the vehicle sign diagonal red and green.
BRITISH BUF RELATED SIGN. A very interesting period card sign of large dimensions, which is for a bread manufacturer. Interestingly the manufacturer of the bread supplied it to Sir Oswald Mosley (The Leader of the British Union of Facists )which is clearly written in large case across the middle of the advert. The item is a little distorted, however this would gentle pressing would come out. The colours are excellent throughout with one or two surface scratches and a few areas of scuffing, however in general the item is in very good condition. A most interesting fascist related item.
BRITISH CHILD'S MICKEY MOUSE GAS MASK. These are a fragile item and thus are extremely scarce. This mask is in excellent condition with a very good supple rubber face piece in the typical orange-like rubber. The filter is complete with only very minor rust spotting to the bottom side. The original flapper is present and all straps are present.
BRITISH CIVILIAN GAS MASK IN COMMERCIAL CARRYING TIN. A typical civilian lightweight respirator that the owner has purchased a separate carrying tin, this tin is clearly maker marked and marked to the lid Gas Mask as well as name and address areas which are not filled in. The item has been used and there are many areas of scratching to the painted surface and a little rust bleed, however the original carrying cord remains in place. This item is from a Civil Defence gas mask collection we recently purchased.
BRITISH CIVILIAN GAS MASK. Civilian gas masks were issued to all male and female adult civilians in WWII and can be seen carried throughout the blitz and are a characteristic item of the period. The box comes with a privately purchased Rexine cover, this would protect the fragile cardboard box somewhat. The box within the cover is the issue type with the embossed writing to the top as well as the full instructions and the canister holding compartment. The mask has the date '37' and is in good condition and has minor storage dust and dirty overall.
BRITISH CIVILIAN RESPIRATOR IN DELUXE CARRYING BOX. The item is named to a lady which is inked to the top, the respirator within the box is in reasonable condition however the face piece is a little dry. What makes this item particularly interesting is the commercially produced hard shelled carrying case in a red vulcanised type fibre. It is clearly marked BL and dated 1939 to the inner of the lid. There were many of these items purchased throughout the war and this is an excellent displayable example. This item is from a Civil Defence gas mask collection we recently purchased.
BRITISH COLDSTREAM GUARDS REGIMENTAL TITLE. High quality Guards example. White upon red with gauze backing.
BRITISH COMBAT KNIFE. An interesting short Sheffield produced combat knife typical of skinning knives of the period held within its belt mountable leather sheath, both the weapon and the leather sheath being Sheffield maker marked. These weapons were often private purchased and were synonymous with units such as RAF, servicing commando troops, Home Guard and other troops who wished to purchase a knife. The item is in complete untouched stored condition with light patination and dust build to the leather and the polished blade is in good condition with signs of combat sharpening and just russet rust stains. An excellent item and very typical of the small knives carried often by tommies upon trouser belts.
BRITISH DE-FROCKED CRUISE VISOR HELMET. An extremely scarce example of the British steel helmet which had the addition of the chain mail cruise visor to the front, these were found to be extremely inefficient and were generally despised by all who wore them, they were subsequently de-frocked, this meant having the chain mail element taken off. The example has the original housing element, which once held the wire which suspended the mail. The helmet is pitted lightly overall and it is clear that the visor attachment element has always been with the helmet. The liner is present, again dry, with the chin strap missing, however an untouched example of a scarce helmet. A complete example in good condition with all its elements would easily be in excess of £3,000, this historic and combat worn item in its untouched condition is priced at a fraction of that.
BRITISH DESPATCH RIDER HIGH BOOTS. A good mannequin mounted pair of boots being of black leather and of a reasonably good size with all buckles to the top. The leather shows wear but is good and supple with a good strong polished finish. The soles show some wear and one has been clearly drilled through for a mannequin. The boots still have the mannequin feet attached to the interiors, which may need removing, however make excellent trees for the boots, at some time the boots have had the tongues very carefully detached from one side to fit these mannequin feet in.
BRITISH DIVISIONALLY 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 DIVISONALLY 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 name 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.
BRITISH EARLY PATTERN PO8 WAIST 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 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 EDINBURGH ARTILLERY AND ROYAL ARTILLERY POUCHES. A tin box recently discovered in the USA containing two full dress pouches, waist belt and cross belt, both are very dusty and we have made no attempt to clean. Edinburgh Artillery officers Victorian full dress pouch, beautiful bullion weave, one small area of moth damage to the right hand side of the gilded artillery gun, the red velvet behind the lettering ‘Edinburgh Artillery’ excellent, some light moth to the reverse blue material of the pouch, followed by another full dress Victorian Royal Artillery pouch, again very dusty, no moth damage. Both of these pouches with a light washing of ammonia and water will reveal the beautiful gilt underneath. Complete with the artillery grenade gilded cross belt with its protective pouch, the gilded and gold lace waist belt and matching sword slings, all mounted in one box.
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 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 GUARDS ARMOURED PATCH. Excellent embroidered version, removed on an album, unissued toned condition.
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 MANUFACTURED FLYING GAUNTLETS. A scarce pair of the gauntlets issued for both air crew and driver use in India, they have excellent ‘Delhi’ maker stamps of ‘1943’ and a good size ‘9½’. The gloves are excellent to the exterior with only light patination and a few areas of surface staining. The whole colour is in a good light oak. The interiors are lined in a soft fine velvet-like material throughout. Any item of Indian produced clothing and equipment must be considered rare.
BRITISH KING'S OWN TITLE. An excellent early example with a high curve, this has been removed from a scrap book, there is no moth and light toning overall.
BRITISH LOYALS TITLE. Excellent glue backed example, as removed from a board.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS BALL TOP SWAGGER STICK. A nice example of a long swagger stick at almost walking stick height that would be used by other ranks and NCO's for walking out dress. The top is a little dented in places and has a heavy patination, however the badge of the Machine Gun Corps and motto are clear to the top.
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 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 MODEL 1922 TUNIC. An excellent condition model 22 tunic, which is virtually identical to the First World War issue tunic. No moth damage, perfect nap to cloth, probably been in storage for many years. Medium size, no label present to be able to give exact size but ideal for medium size mannequin display or a medium sized re-enactor.
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 NAVAL PATTERN LARGE PACK. A mysterious object that we received with a number or naval related equipment items. We believe that this is the WWI devised back pack that would be worn with the 1901 naval equipment. The format is very much in the WWI fashion, with the very large 08 type buckles that are extremely square in their method of manufacture. To the rear are two non detachable shoulder straps. It is clear this would be worn as a nap sack and could be worn independently of the equipment. The 1901 bandolier equipment was an awkward item for the naval soldier and had no means of carrying equipment and we believe this pack was designed to supplement that equipment.
BRITISH NO.3 COMMANDO SINGLE SHOULDER TITLE. Mint unissued condition embroidered red on blue, 1943 version. Condition:
BRITISH NO.3 COMMANDO TITLE. Mint, British manufactured quality.
BRITISH NO.5 COMMANDO TITLE. Typical British manufacture. Mint condition, unissued.
BRITISH NO.5.COMMANDO TITLE. Very lightly used in excellent condition throughout and wartime British manufacture.
BRITISH NO.6 COMMANDO TITLE TYPICAL WARTIME FABRICATION. Excellent condition, unissued.
BRITISH NO.9 COMMANDO White on blue early WWII title in unissued excellent condition.
BRITISH OFFICERS COMPLETE 44 WEB SET. An excellent web set consisting of some elements of WWII dated and post war dated 44 pattern equipment. The lot consists of the wartime model small back pack haversack with its L shaped mounting straps, complete yoke system, two compass pouches, pistol ammunition pouch and compass pouch also incorporated pistol holster clearly dated '45' and a nice '45' dated binocular case, together with the commercially produced 44 water bottle set. The whole set is in good used condition with much of the original dark jungle green colour still remaining. One or two stains and areas of dust build. Condition:
BRITISH 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 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 PATTERN 1902 ENLISTED RANKS TROUSERS. A very rare set of WWI enlisted mans trousers in the standard khaki cloth having all the correct features with the double strengthening stitch at the base of each hip pocket. Twelve buttons for the braces. No visible moth damage, nap of cloth thin in place, two darkened stains to the knee area of both legs, one small sewn repair, marked in the waistband ‘118’ over WD over the letter ‘L’. The waist size is 32 inches or 40cms. Inside leg 28 inches or 70cms. A very hard piece of British WWI uniform to obtain. Condition:
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 POLISH WWII POLISH RAF OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very large size standard private purchase RAF officers visor cap with its totally original fitted Polish bullion Air Force officers badge. This cap was at one time donated to a museum in the Isle of Man and was subsequently sold. Cloth covered peak, standard narrow black chinstrap with cloth covered side buttons. A clear shadow behind the badge where the colour of the RAF cap is slightly different due to the large Polish Air Force officers badge fitted. No moth damage or staining, complete with its grained Morocco leather sweatband, which shows evidence of service wear. To the centre of the cap the ‘Austin Reed, Regent Street, London’ lozenge shape maker’s mark still in place. A rare cap.
BRITISH 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 POST WWII L1 A3 BAYONET. This fits the British SAL rifle. Excellent condition overall, some minor re-profiling through sharpening of the blade.
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 OFFICERS VISOR CAP, IDENTIFIED. A good pre war construction large size RAF officers visor cap identified to British Member of Parliament Sir Eric Bullus. The visor cap is in standard Luftwaffe blue grey gabardine material, one moth nip to crown, good quality RAF officers gilded metal eagle and bullion wire woven badge, complete with its correct chinstrap. One cloth covered side button missing, the chinstrap has been stitch attached to the cap on the left hand side as the cap is viewed. Original leather sweatband all intact. The upper inner crown is beautifully multi silk stitched in the pre war style with a ‘John Whale Smith & Sons Limited, Leeds’ silk label stitched to the upper inner crown. A ‘7th November 1943’ dated membership card for the Churchill Club off Victoria Street, London’ with members number ‘SWF427’ laid inside the sweatband of the cap with the owner’s name ‘Bullus’. When the Second World War began Bullus was 33 years old, too old for active service, he was commissioned as a Pilot Officer of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, he served with the Air Ministry until 1943 until when he was promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant and transferred to South East Asia to join Lord Mountbatten’s staff, eventually reaching the rank of Wing Commander and was demobilised in December 1945. He was elected to the House of Commons in 1950 as MP for the constituency of Wembley North. Born November 1906 died August 2001 age 94.
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 RMLI KILLED IN ACTION BINOCULARS AT ZEEBRUGGE 1918. An extremely historic pair of binoculars, which we firmly believe were carried by Lieutenant William ‘Willy’ Ernest Silettoe who was a member of the 4th Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry, died 23rd April 1918 on the famous Zeebrugge raid. Recently found within a table of basically junk at a French Brocante, standard British First World War period leather binocular case, which has a private High Holborn retailer’s name gold blocked within the upper inner lid ‘Opticians to H.M.Government Watson & Sons’. The binoculars have been WD accepted on the binoculars and the case, and are stamped on the lid and two places on the front of the case, complete with its leather neck strap. To the front of the case underneath the two WD marks hand inscribed to the leather ‘Landing Party’ with the name on the base of the case ‘Silettoe’. William Silettoe is named on the Hamilton Road Cemetery at Deal in Kent, he was killed in action onboard HMS Iris at Zeebrugge during the famous St.George’s Day Raid of 1918. The binoculars themselves are standard 6 x 30 binoculars, optics slightly cloudy, maker marked in raised relief ‘W.Watson & Sons Limited, London’ with broad arrow marks to both sides of the frame, larger WD marks to the front than to the back. Complete with neck strap. A rare historical artefact from probably one of the most famous actions of WWI and one of the very first combined operations.
BRITISH ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS SOLID SILVER CAP BADGE. A superb piece being a hallmarked silver dated '1942' Royal Armoured Corps beret badge. Magnificent detail to the mailed fist with the lettering 'RAC' within the tablet below. Four fixing prongs on the reverse side complete with its sterling silver '1942' dated hallmark.
BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY 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 SLOUCH HAT. A fine service used example of the classic slouch hat, this example has an excellent two-piece artillery lozenge to the side turn up. There is some wear to the nap of the cloth and a little bleed from the dye. The pugree is of aertex multi pleated type and is a little loose in places. There are all the normal stains and areas of wear that one would associate with a hat worn in such difficult fighting conditions. The leather interior band is good and is clearly dated '1943' and marked '6 5/8ths' as well a manufacturers markings. The chin strap is complete and these are seldom encountered as they were regularly removed by the troops. A stunning item of headdress with a high degree of character.
BRITISH ROYAL 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 COLONEL’S CUFF RANK TUNIC. An outstanding example of an early cuff rank tunic, this clearly belonged to a career soldier and was initially purchased in the 1912 style having the closed collar, this has been extensively re-tailored to the front, which is very typical of tunics of the early Great War period. The expert re-tailoring has formed the open collar, which was worn with a shirt and tie. All features are absolutely classic of the August 1914 period. The tunic is made from a very fine woollen material, again an early cloth, lined throughout in brushed cotton with a half lining and having the lower half unlined, in the classic early short style cut with short stubby angular pockets with very large flaps. There is to the waistband the strip of reinforcing cloth, which would lie under the Sam Browne belt and there is the typical small ticket pocket. Epaulettes, yet again are classic First World War style being of wide mitred tipped construction. To each cuff is a set of excellent matching cuff ranking to Full Colonel with five rows of green braid and four rows of cuff tape as well as a typical very stylistic gauntlet type cuff with the reinforcing laying behind the gauntlet area. There are a set of mismatched pips for Colonel being two pips and a crown, it is clear this officer was promoted and thus the use of slightly mismatched crowns would be absolutely normal. There are a full compliment of matching George V officers Royal Engineers buttons to both the fly front and the pockets. To each collar are excellent matched bronze engineers flaming grenades and one can see below them evidence of where the territorial ‘T’s were removed, this again is a very common feature of Great War tunics where the officer has moved initially from a territorial unit into a regular unit and thus removed the ‘T’s. The reverse of the tunic has the correct heavy quality brass hooks for mounting the Sam Browne. The whole tunic is in very good condition with one or two very minor pin prick moth spots, however the general display is very much above average and the tunic is in a wonderful light khaki coloration. It is now very difficult to find decent untouched cuff rank tunics in this level of condition and this particular example makes an above average outstanding example in a good mannequin mountable size.
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.
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 MARINES BERET. A blue Marine beret of Naval contract with tombstone fixing behind the badge and lack of covering to the eyelets. Attached is the original Marines badge. There are one or two nicks and small repairs however the general appearance to the beret is excellent. Berets such as these would have seen land service during the many operations of WWII, this particular beret is clearly dated '45'. Many Marines took part in operations in operating vehicles and other support roles. A good field used beret. Condition:
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE FLYING COAT. An extremely interesting coat of long dimensions manufactured in a beautiful quality black leather, these coats are probably an inter-war period and were issued to early RNAS pilots for open cockpit use. The item is civilian produced and clearly aimed at the government market with the trademark label Adastra to interior. The leather is excellent and supple throughout, there is a fine quality tartan blanket-like lining and silk lining to the sleeves. All buttons are the large format type and there are various pockets for entry to the under garments. There are one or two well executed repairs and the original belt is present. An impressive leather coat. SC26A
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL 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 SLOUCH HAT. The insignia to the side is the triangle denoting Royal West African Frontier Force, this unit fought extensively in the Far East. The insignias are a blue triangle above a red line, this may indicate Artillery. The band is a simplified KD sewn type. The hat is of excellent quality and has the foil and linen lining as well as a leather band. The hat is of a large size 7 with original chin strap present. There are the typical makers markings to the foil reflective inter lining. An original press stud is present, good and functions and is a Newey type. The shape is good to the hat and there is just a little fading, otherwise a super item.
BRITISH SLOUCH HAT. A magnificent example of the slouch hat in good condition with only very minor surface moth. There is an excellent felt three piece lozenge insignia machined to the side, this is in blue, red and blue and we believe this to be Ordnance Corps, however these colours are often inverted to red, blue and red. The pagri also is of blue, red and blue to the three upper folds. The liner band clearly shows a 1943 date and interestingly the soldier has folded the band in half for a slightly snugger fit. The original chin strap is still in place and the press stud functions well. There is only minor service dust and only minor fading to small areas of the hat.
BRITISH SOE PORTRAIT PAINTING. An extremely interesting and researchable painting of what appears to be a Royal Engineers officer wearing service dress and beret with the flaming grenade badge. To each epaulette is the insignia of Major and there is SOE wings worn to the top left hand breast in the prescribed SOE manner. He clearly has the Italy Star and the MC as well as 39-45 Star decorations. The man has a very distinctive face and wears round wire framed glasses. We believe this would be fairly easy to research and find the original person to trade within the painting. It is signed 'L.Brooks' and is very well executed throughout with excellent facial details and very nicely stylistically painted head and shoulders. There are one or two small scuffs and areas of light damage, however no holes whatsoever and a nice gentle yellow patination to the entire picture, which is held in its original gilt frame. There is a little damage to the corners of the frame, however if anything this adds to the overall affect of the painting. It is originally framed and has the original backing paper and tape and has a Blackburn framers plate to the reverse. The item is in completely dusty untouched condition and would make a wonderful centrepiece for the SOE collection.
BRITISH SOLDIERS KIT BAG. An exceptionally nice heavy white canvas kit bag with the service number clearly written across the face as well as the name and headquarters designation. This has been done extremely well by the soldier. The overall condition is stored and excellent with some minor light staining in areas.
BRITISH SOUTHERN COMMAND ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS PATCH. Regimentally coloured patch, removed on an album,
BRITISH STRAIGHT ROYAL MARINES TITLE. A rare WWII title manufactured by Caschs.
BRITISH TERRITORIAL 08 AMMO POUCH. A very scarce ammunition pouch being a single left hand pouch in the early configuration. These were often supplied to territorial units and this particular example is in excellent unblancoed condition and is complete except the long strap has been neatly cut from the rear. Any pre war item of 08 webbing must be considered rare. This interestingly has continued in service and has had khaki canvas tongues very neatly sewn to the inner side of the pouches, this does not show on display. All press studs function well. A scarce pouch.
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 VEHICLE TATICAL SIGN. A rare and interesting Tatical sign as used on British military vehicles in WWII, these signs were detachable so they could be removed in security high zones. The sign itself appears to be the mythical creature 'CENTAUR ' with a bow and arrow and a horses body. This is a decal and has been overlaid over a much used vehicle panel, the panel clearly shows signs of an underlying sign, the sign clearly underneath the decal is a red triangle, this appertains to the 3rd Division who fought so hard to liberate Caen in 1944, the reverse of the sign is a deep maroon red. The reverse of the sign would be displayed at time again for tactical reasons and the sign would be turned and hung on the vehicle with the reverse showing. The reverse is in the deep maroon associated with 3rd Brigade in most Infantry Divisions. The sign is in good used condition, there is some congealing and crackling to the decal frontage. There is some rust bleed and patches of paint loss to the rear. To the front corners there is some minor rusting and rust bleed, however highly interesting and evocative item of British military memorabilia.
BRITISH VICTORIAN LANCE CAP PLUME TIN. A rare accessory being the circular japanned tin with maker’s label ‘W.Cater & Company 56 Pall Mall, London SW’ applied for the carrying of a swan feather plume for the officers lance cap.
BRITISH VICTORIAN OFFICERS HOME SERVICE HELMET PLATE. Excellent condition Victorian Crown helmet plate with the Coat of Arms and the scroll reading below of ‘The West Riding Regiment’. No damage, all helmet fitting pins complete to the reverse side.
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 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 WOMAN'S VOLUNTARY SERVICE BERET AND GROUPING. A small grouping of items belonging to a female member of the Woman's Volunteer Civil Defence Service, which was established in 1938. There work included air raid precaution services, proving canteens etc., to assist the rescue workers. One of their largest achievements in WWII was manning the rest centres where people who were bombed out from their homes would rest and be fed by the ladies of the WVS. In all 25 WVS officers were destroyed during the London blitz. The deep green uniform worn by the WVS was actually designed by the famous fashion designer of the time Digby Morton. The lot includes the original large size beret with the enamel WVS Civil Defence badge to the front, the overall condition is excellent with slight wear to the nap of the cloth. There are no moth holes or damage. The pocket portion of the jacket has been removed, on this portion includes the original WVS Civil Defence lapel badge and a pair of Welfare titles had also been removed from the garment. Unfortunately the garment was heavily mothed, however the insignia has no moth damage. Completing the lot is a map of hostels, billets and canteens which was found in the pocket of a uniform at the time of its discovery.
BRITISH WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS BLUECLOTH HELMET. A very fine condition officers 1881 pattern Home Service helmet to the Worcestershire Regiment. The cork body is in superb form, no moth to any part of the blue cloth covering. The helmet is fitted with a Kings Crown version 1901 to 1910 of the helmet plate with the centre for the Worcestershire Regiment. The gilt to the helmet plate is good and bright, the remainder of the fittings the gilt is dull. Complete with its original chin strap with its velvet lining. To the interior, attached to the white Morocco lining is the original wearer’s name and regiment. To the inner upper crown there is gold blocked leather label of ‘F.W.Flight Military Outfitters, Winchester.
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 08-14 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 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 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 1ST PATTERN BRODIE HELMET. A very rare example of the all green rimless 1st pattern Brodie helmet of WWI. This is the non magnetic shell, complete with its 1st pattern liner, which is in excellent condition. Clearly marked to the interior in red Brodie’s pattern liner. Complete with its original chinstrap, which is slightly stiff through age but is still firm and strong. It can be seen by our web images the degree of paint remaining. Marked to the inner rim ‘F/S’ with number ‘65’.
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 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 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 WATER BOTTLE. The standard blue enamel water bottle with its felt covered body. Some moth damage as can be seen on our web images. Complete with its supple and complete webbing and leather long carrying strap. The leather cradle section at the base of the bottle is maker marked and dated 1918. Complete with its original cork stopper with attachment string.
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 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 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 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 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 GOR BLIMEY CAP. Undoubtedly the rarest piece of British headdress of WWI and rates amongst the rarest of all the headdress of the combatant nations of WWI, the Gor Blimey cap. The winter service dress cap is the archetypal piece of headdress for the winters of 1914 and 15 but is extremely rare today. introduced in 1914 and 15 they were withdrawn in 1916 as being unpopular, this example offered here is the exact example shown on page 36 and 37 of Campaign 15 the excellent work by Chris Pollendine published by Military Mode publishing. There are many copies of these caps produced, this is undoubtedly possibly the best original we have ever owned, we have had at least two others over the past 30 years, this has all the classic features, the spiral stitching to the grey shirting material lining, the drop down side flaps and soft peak, even the loose stiches from the factory are still in evidence at the back of the cap from production methods. A regimental badge was never fitted. There is one moth nip to the peak, which can clearly be seen in the images in Campaign 15. An opportunity to acquire as stated the rarest piece of British headdress of WWI.
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 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 LOYAL NORTH LANCASHIRE REGIMENT OFFICERS FLOPPY CAP. A good officers floppy cap so popular with the officers of the First World War, complete with 8 air vented holes on the rear overhang of the cap. Standard narrow chinstrap with General Service side buttons, bronze Loyal North Lancashire officers regimental badge attached, one moth nip to the right hand side of the regimental badge. The interior crown in the classic circular stitched lining of the WWI period, complete with a Samuel Helmet and Cap manufacturers rubber ink stamp into the crown, the remainder of the silk lining is present but slightly shredded in places.
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 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 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 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 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 OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. A very fine quality overseas cap worn by a Royal Flying Corps officer. The gabardine ribbed material is in superb condition with some light fraying to the nap to the left hand side of the cap as the cap is viewed, with its original bronze Royal Flying Corps officers badge, which has always been in place. Matching bronzed coloured RFC buttons to the front. Original size label of ‘6 7/8th to the interior attached to the silk lining, which shows much wear use with a velvet sweatband.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL FLYING CORPS WING BADLY MOTHED. A badly mothed Royal Flying Corps pilot’s wing.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL MARINE OFFICERS TROPICAL TUNIC. A rare tunic worn by a Lieutenant in the Royal Marines. Standard WWI configuration, four pockets, two lower pockets are the bellows type without pleats, two upper pockets with pleats. Scallop pocket flaps. Ticket pocket designed into the waistband strip. All Royal Marine buttons fitted with King’s crown. RM brass shoulder titles. Bronze officers rank badges. Evidence to collar of other collar badges being fitted.
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 SERVICE/TRENCH CAP, UNISSUED. A magnificent piece of military uniform history being the khaki wool peaked service cap of WWI. Standard form of cap with the oilskin lining, complete with its chinstrap and General Service side buttons. In its original issue paper, which is size stamped ‘6 5/8ths’. The cap has been folded flat for many years and the rear of the cap laying upon the oilskin surface has virtually glued itself to the oilskin, it would appear to be difficult without damaging the inner lining to lift the back of the cap to see if there are any further markings inside the oilskin. A super untouched piece.
BRITISH WWI SINGLE PO8 CROSS STRAP. Good condition, blancoed. Faint traces of unidentified issue markings.
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 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 WOMAN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE INSIGNIA. An extremely rare p of insignia items 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 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 WWII 10th NORFOLK HOME GUARDS BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. A rare 10th Norfolk (Norwich) serge Home Guard Battledress blouse with side by side Norfolk Battalion makings in good used condition. Norfolk Home Guard uniform items are very hard to find and always sort after.
BRITISH WWII 1938 DATED CAMERON HIGHLANDERS KILT. A Cameron tartan kilt clearly maker marked and dated ‘1938’. To the interior heavy wool lining it is marked ‘WD’ over the soldier’s issue number with faint traces of a wearer’s name. These kilts with the Camerons were clearly seen being worn up to and the evacuation of Dunkirk. Slight remains of original paper label remaining. Kilts can be very susceptible to moth damage, this example is in beautiful condition.
BRITISH WWII 1940 DATED ANKLE BOOTS. A good early dated 1940 pair of British ankle boots known commonly as the ammunition boots. Excellent condition overall, both heels having their steel cleats with hobnails missing from both soles and both toe cleats missing.
BRITISH WWII 1940 DATED TANK HOLSTER. An excellent example of the holster used by tank crews in WWII, beautiful condition webbing, non blancoed, profusely stamped on the long leg strap ‘M.E.Co.1940’ with broad arrow mark with a further broad arrow mark above the number ‘64’. To the leg strap it is marked ‘M.E.Co.1940’ broad arrow mark followed by the lettering ’20 inch’. This holster was for the use of the either Webley or Enfield 38 revolvers, complete with its laid over strip of apertures for six extra rounds. Fitted to the holster is a cleaning rod, which we certainly do not believe this is for a Webley or Enfield 38 revolver, however it is marked ‘Parker, Birmingham’ then further marked ‘Batman’ followed by a gap and then ‘JAG’, this is included with the holster group.
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 1945 DATED PAIR OF AMMUNITION BOOTS. An absolutely mint unissued pair of size 11 WD marked ammunition boots, dated to the interior ‘1945’ with deeply impressed ‘WD’ mark to the interior which reads ‘W(arrow)D’ over number ‘62’.
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 37 PATTERN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An excellent pair all complete with scarce ankle tabs and clearly stamped with the 'AV' treatment stamp and a date of '941'. There is the typical WD stamp with the label as ever removed for tactical purposes. They are in an excellent ginger shaded wool with just one or two nicks and a little wear to the nap of the cloth. They are in a good medium mannequin type size with all brass buttons throughout.
BRITISH WWII 37 PATTERN BD TROUSERS. A good large sized pair, complete with ankle tabs having early WD stamp to the interior, label as ever, removed. Some wear to the nap of the cloth, a few tiny nicks and repairs with very light moth to crotch area which has been treated.
BRITISH WWII 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 AIRBORNE SHOULDER TITLES. A rare pair of uncut printed on waterproof cloth light blue printed ‘AIRBORNE’ on maroon shoulder titles. An excellent example of these titles are shown in British Airborne Insignia by Oliver Lock page 132.
BRITISH WWII AIRTEX KHKAKI DRILL SHIRT. An original scarce mid war Airtex WW2 British Khaki Drill shirt in good issued condition. This shirt is typical of the type worn during the El Alamein battles and the Tunisian campaign.
BRITISH WWII AMERICAN MADE BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An unissued condition set of U.S. made British battledress trousers. Marked size 3. Tailors label 'Katz & Goldman' dated 'January 2nd 1943'. Unfortunately moth has attacked the crotch area as can be seen by our web images, thus priced accordingly.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. A very scarce pair of British enlisted ranks issue ammunition boots. Black pebbled leather in excellent condition. The heels have been re-soled with rubber heels and the steel nails from the front sole have been removed. Clearly dated to the interior ‘1942’. Also broad arrow marked and stamped size 7.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A good large size pair of ammunition boots. These are in excellent condition throughout and appear to have been the type manufactured initially in a brown colour and these were aimed at service for the hotter climates, these have subsequently been over-dyed black for service wear and are in beautiful supple condition throughout with hobnails and slight signs of wear to the soles. There is a good '44' date as well as original laces present and these are in a good mannequin mountable size 9.
BRITISH WWII ARMY AIR CORPS PLASTIC BADGE. One of the scarcer war economy badges ever produced was the bronzed coloured plastic badge for the Army Air Corps. This version is complete with its twin blades but is slightly unfinished by having the peg on the reverse side that fits to the mould still in place. Maker marked 'A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall'.
BRITISH WWII ARMY CLASP KNIFE 1937. British Army clasp knife dated ‘1937’ in generally good condition, Sheffield maker marked with its original rope lanyard. Very light traces of sharpening to the blade. Complete with its folding spike. One portion of the serrated composition grip is missing.
BRITISH WWII ARMY JACK KNIFE. A 1942 broad arrow marked jack knife, complete with its lanyard ring, three implements, the moulded cross grain grips have been light abused.
BRITISH WWII ASSORTMENT OF INSECT REPELLENTS. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. An assortment of rare issue mosquito creams as well as soaps and civilian ascorbic acid all in period tins in good condition throughout with a little leakage to some tins. These items must be considered very rare and extremely interesting small personal items.
BRITISH WWII 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. All situated in its original Herbert Johnson of London’s carrying box.
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 COLDSTREAM GUARDS BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE SHOULDER TITLES. A set of white on red Coldstream Guards shoulder titles. Minor moth nipping to one of the titles.
BRITISH WWII DORSET SHOULDER TITLES. As removed from a battledress blouse, a matched pair of Dorset white embroidery on a red background shoulder titles.
BRITISH WWII ENLISTED MANS BRODIE WITH WHITE COVER. A standard British WWII Brodie pattern helmet, stamped size 7 to its interior liner with the first two digits of the date '19' only being visible. Chin strap missing. Fitted with a highly unusual white cover, the cover is white linen typical of the material used for clothing in Indian or Egypt. It has been crudely wrapped over the edges of the helmet and tucked into the outer edges of the liner band. A simplified Indian style pagri has been hand applied to the cover close to the area where the base of the skull meets the rim, in fact similar in style to any tropical helmet with a pagri. Good condition, it has had rust flooded through from the shell of the Brodie. Minor pin holes in the light cotton cover. Under the pagri it can clearly be seen the original pure white colour of the linen below. Various theories can be brought to bear on this helmet as to its usage, it could possibly be for a parade use by Indian troops or for the use of deflection of the sun in combat situations. However a very interesting rare variation of a British WWII helmet.
BRITISH WWII ENLISTED RANKS ‘41’ DATED RAIN CAPE. An item once easy to find now, as with many other WWII items, highly desired by collectors, a WD and maker marked ‘1941’ dated rubberised rain cape. Excellent condition with all of its original buttons fitted, which include the three buttons for closure of the neck. Some light storage fading otherwise no damage of any sort.
BRITISH WWII HERTS HOME GUARD GREAT COAT. A 1939 pattern Hertfordshire 7 (Chipperfield) Home Guard great coat in very good issued condition it is dated 1940 on the label.
BRITISH WWII HOME GUARD 1940 DATED CANVAS SATCHEL. A rare WW2 1940 dated LDV/Home Guard canvas satchel in good issued condition, unfortunately the long strap has been repaired.
BRITISH WWII INDIAN MADE ENGINEERS SIDE CAP. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A well worn Indian produced engineers side hat with a Vinyl type lining and velvet sweat band. The item is very presentable, however shows some signs of wear to the nap of the cloth and is grubby through sustained service use with an all brass Royal Engineers badge affixed.
BRITISH WWII 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 MATCHED PAIR OF HUSBAND AND WIFE BRODIE HELMETS. A unique find being two standard Brodie pattern helmets, both identically maker marked to the liner ‘Vero’, one size stamped size ‘7¼’ the other ‘6 ¾’ both identically dated ‘1939’. The size 7¼ helmet is complete in its original brown issue paint and its elasticated chinstrap has hand painted on the underside rim ‘Beatrice Carter, EIBC 1372, 44 Carisbrooke Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex.’ The 6 ¾ size helmet retains all of its brown paint for the interior, the outside has had the brown over painted in a matt black and is marked identically to the first helmet ‘Walter.J.Carter EIBC 1375’ with the identical address in Carisbrooke Road, St.Leonards. We can only theorise on the EIBC and the two sets of numbers being helmets worn by the husband and wife whilst fire watching or in some other air raid duty for a Company in that area. A unique find for the Home Front collector.
BRITISH WWII MCR-1 TYPE 36 ONCE BISCUIT TIN RADIO. The MCR1 was a small valve base receiver developed in 1943 by Captain John Brown of the SOE and built by the UK Electronics Company Philco. They were constructed in such a way they could be stored inside a standard biscuit tin of the period. Two only of the four plug in coil packs are present with the unit and includes the removable lid of the power pack. At the present time it is situated in component parts within a period leather suitcase. This particular item belonged to an agent who operated south east of the border of Luxembourg. It is also missing the aerial and headset but comes complete with issue SOE screwdriver. Condition:
BRITISH WWII MIDDLE EAST COMMANDO KNIFE.THIS ITEM IS RESERVED THIS ITEM IS RESERVED AWAITING IMPORT PERMISSION TO AUSTRALASIA fabulous condition example of the now excessively rare knife known as the Middle East Commando knife. The blade is full length and has never been abused or re-profiled. There is some black spotting corrosion to the right hand side of the blade as the blade is held in ones hand. To the left hand side of the blade it is absolutely clear. The cast brass hilt is in overall excellent condition with slight indentations on the right hand lower side where it appears to have been used to tap nails or pinheads. All fitted into its totally original teardrop shaped grained leather scabbard where all the stitching holding the reverse belt loop to the main body is good and strong, plus all the stitching holding the blade section together. The brass rivet holding the hilt retaining loop is all intact. To the reverse side there is a handwritten instruction, it is rather faint but we have been able to decipher it. ‘Good hunting’ followed by two other words which are indecipherable, followed by the date ‘25th July 1944’ in numbers only with a clear place of Calcutta. A superb example. Condition:
BRITISH WWII NAVAL AIR SERVICE PHTOGRAPH ALBUM. An album of 68 images of the British Naval Air Service known as the Fleet Air Arm. The album is 12 inches x 9 inches, or 31cm x 22cm. The cover and spine damaged on the edges but still just about intact to the main body. The album has some of the most incredible Fleet Air Arm images we have ever seen. Not only are the images extremely professional in their content but virtually all are of large format, most images are 4 inches x 6 inches, 16cm x 11cm. They are of extremely good clarity and must have been taken by someone with professional knowledge of photography, Great Britain is not renowned for the quality of photographs in either WWI or WWII, this is an exception. The first very large image shows Fleet Air Arm officers and men at the United States Naval Air Station, Brunswick, Maine, followed by exceptional photographs of aircraft crashes on the decks of aircraft carriers. Scenes of Gibraltar taken from HMS Argus. Convoy ready to invade Algiers November 1942. Virtually every page has an annotated note describing the photograph. Fantastic photographs of a man overboard being rescued from the sea. Interestingly an annotation on one page of a crashed Seafire (the naval derivative of the Spitfire) ‘White stars were painted on our Seafires to cover Yanks at NTHAF . ( After the British destroyed the French Fleet at Dakar relations between The Vichy French and Great Britain was bitter and it was decided when the Operation Torch was implimented to cover up any signs of British involvment to try and ease the path of a Vichy French surrender in North Africa),Seafires lining up on the deck of the carrier HMS Indomitable. Fantastic shot of a Malta convoy August 1942 being attacked by Italian or German bombers. Near misses on Malta convoy also on the battleship HMS Rodney. Near misses on the carrier Indomitable. One amazing shot of the Indomitable hit with two bombs, followed by scenes of the Indomitable on fire taken from onboard and later picture of the fire under control with Albacores taking off from the deck. Photographs, large format, which seem to be copies of the sinking of the carrier HMS Eagle, sunk with four torpedoes in 5½ minutes on the 8th August 1942. Shots of other carriers and other warships. Some of the images at this juncture of the album have been damaged but are still viewable. Great air to air shots of Seafires, practise attacks on Albacores. Fairy Fulmar aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm in air to air shots. Another amazing shot of the Seafire just about to tip over the side of the deck with the pilot onboard with the annotation ‘Over the side, this pilot’s last photograph’. A great shot of the well known naval force known as Force H line astern. King George VI boarding HMS Indomitable with the crew lined up on deck. Superb shots of aircraft coming into the land. Many other close-ups of loading guns in the lower decks. Some of the pilots waiting by their Seafires in full flying rig. A Seafire being rescued from the sea with one wing missing. An absolutely superb album.
BRITISH WWII 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 PATTERN 37 LARGE HAVERSACK. Canadian marked with original owner’s name hand applied to the interior flap, dated ‘1942’.
BRITISH WWII POLICE INSPECTORS BRODIE HELMET. A magnificent condition WWII civil forces helmet, being the standrd pattern brodie helmet with its totally original liner marked size 7. Maker is Vero and dated 1938. The helmet was originally painted white and it has toned beautifully over the years with cracking to the surface as can be seen in our web images. Two rank stars to the front indicating an inspector, with the police rectangular decal below the rank insignia. Complete with its webbing sprung liner.
BRITISH WWII RAC DROP HOLSTER. One of the rarest elements of the 37 pattern webbing to find is the early armoured corps drop holster, which has not been modified and is in its early configuration. These holsters can be seen in wear from the late 30'd through to approx. 43. They enabled the pistol to be worn low on the thigh. They were designed for armoured corps personnel and were also issued to signals personnel. This particular example is in excellent service worn condition wit light Blanco staining to the face. There is a clear 'ME.CO 1942,' date, with the cartridge loops are present to the face of the holster as is the cleaning rod in its cleaning rod sleeve. The overall condition is stored and excellent. These items were also procured and used by commandos in the early raids and can be seen worn as late as 44 by troops at Arnhem.
BRITISH WWII RAF C TYPE FLYING HELMET, MINT. A mint and boxed RAF C type flying helmet, never issued. The leather to the helmet still with all its original colour. Beautiful mint bright suede interior, complete with its long wiring loom and jack plug, all wrapped in its greaseproof paper with label ‘HELMET FLYING TYPE C WIRED 3 QUANTITY 1’ in its original box of issue with identical label to the exterior of the box. To the base of the box ‘Patterson & Stone Limited’ plus other technical data to the label.
BRITISH WWII RAF ENLISTED RANKS SIDE CAP 1945. A good example of the RAF enlisted ranks overseas cap, clearly maker marked WD stamped dated ‘1945’ size 6¼, complete with its bronze RAF badge and its two plastic war economy two buttons to front. Two minute moth holes.
BRITISH WWII RAF FLYING BOOTS. An interesting pair of flying boots being clearly WD marked with size etc., These are similar to the escape boots with the lower element removable and thus would appear like a shoe. The uppers are of a leather construction and appear calf length. The original soles are present and good and all leather is supple.
BRITISH WWII RAF OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. Standard good large size officers side cap, what is the unusual feature is that it is an issue item, officers normally acquire their own property. Standard gabardine blue grey material with the standard albatross and crown above officers insignia, RAF twin front buttons, two minor moth nips to the rear of the cap otherwise excellent. To the interior WD acceptance marks with letter ‘M’ over broad arrow over ‘854’, coupled with a ‘J.Collett London 1944’ dated label size ‘7 3/8ths’ with broad arrow marking.
BRITISH WWII RAF OFFICERS TUNIC AND TROUSERS. A good complete set of a four pocket tunic with matching straight leg trousers to a Flight Lieutenant who was part of the Auxiliary Air Force, flight Lieutenants lace to the base of each sleeve, all Royal Air Force buttons complete, also complete with a nice padded set of embroidered RAF wings, two gilt letter ‘A’ to each collar, tailors label of ‘Burtons of Edinburgh’ to the interior. Complete with its matching straight leg trousers, which have not suffered any moth damage.
BRITISH WWII RAF PILOT’S TUNIC. A good large size Royal Air Force officer’s tunic. One moth nip to the rear back panel otherwise moth free. All RAF buttons in place. A set of RAF King’s Crown pilot’s badge fitted to the upper left breast, which has had some moth nips to the surrounding dark blue material. The tunic is complete with its fitted belt. To the interior the ‘Hope Brothers’ tailor’s label is applied with the name ‘W.R.Butt’ with a date ‘5th May 1943’. Condition:
BRITISH WWII RAF SIDCOT FLYING SUIT. A good condition one piece canvas RAF Sidcot flying suit with its original label, which is undated. Marked size 4, Air Ministry rubber ink stamped. Removable fur collar with the original owner’s name ‘Moore’ hand applied to the collar and also to the label. Some oxidisation to the zips but generally all working and in good condition overall.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ARTILLERY ANTI AIRCRAFT COMMAND BRODIE PATTERN HELMET. A ‘1939’ dated Brodie shell, also maker marked ‘R.O & Co KM’, complete with its ‘1939’ dated ‘Vero size 7’ liner and original elasticised web chinstrap. The skull, which has lost most of its paint finish but still retains its blue and red Royal Artillery flash to the right side as the helmet is worn and to the front the insignia of Anti Aircraft Command, which is slightly chipped as can be seen on our web images. A good helmet.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL ENGINEERS BD. Another item from the extensive grouping that was previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. The group consists of a very nice 37 pattern battledress with a good size 6 CWS label. The nap of the cloth is excellent throughout and there is just light service wear and dirt. The collar has been lined by Tucker and shows signs of grease and wear. To each upper arm are excellent 14th Army bullion upon Melton locally manufactured patches with RE Arm of Service stripe above and sergeant's stripes and grenade. There are slip-on RE titles to both epaulettes. There is a matching key fob to the inner fly face and Tucker's service number is in indelibly penned to the interior. Completing the outfit is Tucker's overseas service dress side cap and his cover for army book 153 that has his name and number neatly penned to the face. An above average set with excellent provenance.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS CAP. A large size Bombay made Royal Navy officers visor cap, one minute moth nip to the crown otherwise the nap to the cloth is excellent overall, complete with its mohair centre band to which is attached a very high quality gold wire white metal anchor, red velvet centre to the crown, officers badge. Also complete with its correct narrow patent leather strap, which has lost its patent in some parts. The interior mid brown leather band excellent, complete with its Bombay maker’s label to the upper inner silk lining. The crown to the officer’s badge is King’s crown period of WWII.
BRITISH WWII SLOUCH HAT. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A well worn British made slouch hat with excellent regimental diamond insignia neatly sewn to the side with pagri with regimental colours to the upper three folds. The hat itself showing South African maker's markings and a very good clear date of '1944'. There are one or two small repairs carried out at the time and a little grubbiness from sustained field service use. A super example.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIER'S PERSONAL EFFECTS. Formerly the property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. The grouping consists of a number of comforts items including a balaclava helmet, long scarf in unfortunately mothed condition, a pair of woollen gloves, pair of high quality private purchased pressed felt gloves, a scarce pair of service braces, these are the type that were used in both WWI and WWII and finally Tucker's khaki cotton tie for walking out dress. The whole lot is in slightly grubby stored condition and generally excellent with just extensive moth damage to the scarf as mentioned previously. Condition:
BRITISH WWII STEN GUN AMMUNITION BANDOLIER. The scarce piece of kit being the bandolier strung across the shoulders that takes 7 stick magazines for the Sten gun. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1944’. Unissued condition.
BRITISH WWII TO D DAY TO VE DAY THE BRITISH SOLDIER. Volume 1 of this excellent work comprising uniforms, insignia and equipment of all arms of the British forces. Written by Jean Buchery. 140 beautifully coloured pages with very informative text accompanied by period images. Including in depth insignia pages again all in colour.
BRITISH WWII UNISSUED BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An unissued condition battledress blouse, model 1940, for a soldier the size of 6’1 to 6’2, waist 34/35 chest 39/40. Maker marked and dated ‘1945’ and WD marked. Good nap to the cloth, no moth damage.
BRITISH WWII UNOPENED TEA GIFT SET. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. An intriguing item of military and social history being a completely untouched original sealed wooden box of tea that was sent back to the U.K. by Sergeant Tucker. Tea was in extremely short supply in England and grateful citizens received shipments from abroad and this has been sent to his wife and has her address in Kent to the end of the box. There are numerous details including a label reading 'On behalf of Sergeant Tucker' and Indian postage stamps. To one end is a certification carried out by the Lipton Company who dispatched directly this to Tucker's relatives. There are also full service number details of Tucker. An absolutely stunning item that clearly is having full contents inside and would make a most topical item of display and important historical museum worthy article dated 1945.
BRITISH WWII WEAPONS ACCESSORY TIN. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. An interesting set, this is typical of WWII soldiers who would use tins of any sort to stow essential items while in transit, this is an original period large Oxo Cube tin with beautiful detailing throughout and light wear. To the interior is Tucker's original issue rifle sling, his original jack knife being an excellent Sheffield '1940' example with Staybrite detailing to the stainless steel grips. One or two small chips to the blade, original lanyard still attached, within a roll of standard dimension flannelette. There is the pull through and brass oil bottle. Also at the bottom of the tin are three lamp mantles still in their original packets.
BRITISH WWII/SCOTTISH COMBAT SKEEN DU. The knife itself is an entirely practical version of the traditional knife carried in the top of the hose top against the calf of traditional Scottish dress, with great pride Scots working men would carry these and these would be carried by the Gillies clan in the Highlands who would work in the traditional kilted manner while assisting with the stalking of Highland deer and these were carried particularly by officers and commandos of Scottish related commando units who were known to have gone into combat in kilted order. The item has a very interesting scalloped sided hand grip which is produced so it fits snugly against the calf. The small leather sheath is excellently tooled with a strap mount to the rear for tying around the upper part of the calf and is strengthened with wood to the interior thus to protect the wearer. The blade is very much of the traditional Scottish form having multiple notches and a fuller and is in the dagger pointed style. The edge is extremely sharp and it is very clear that this is a practical item proudly carried by a Scots soldier during WWII. A remarkable piece for the combat and commando collector. The overall condition is good with a good degree of patination to the leather and slight chipping to the head of the hardwood blackened handle.
BRITISH/AMERICAN CAVALRY OFFICERS SWORD. A rare sword being a long curved bladed brass scabbard ivory hilted cavalry officers sword bearing an American style eagle headed hilt with English blade. The blade is 76cms long, 15cms in width, a beautiful curvature, etched for three quarters of the length of the blade with floriated work, stands of arms, Victorian crown with a seated Britannia the opposite side is floriated work, stands of arms, Victorian crown, followed by the Royal cipher with the remainder of the blade having more floriated work. Minor chips to the lower cutting edge otherwise the blade is excellent with only minor black spotting with etching good clear and proud. The eagle headed gilded brass hilt with ivory grip with all grip wire in place. Fitted into its all brass scabbard, which is in excellent condition having twin hanging rings and just minor indentations in the lower section of the scabbard. There can be many theories as to the history of this sword, the hilt maybe an American hilt fitted to an English blade, standard construction within the United Kingdom or the officer who may have served in the Americans favoured an American style hilt.
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/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.
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 MARK 2 STEEL HELMET. A Canadian produced helmet as worn by most Canadian troops whilst serving in Europe and Italy. This model has the typical flat olive green paint throughout and is clearly marked 'CLC 1942'. The liner is Canadian produced and clearly marked 'VMC 42'. The chin strap is the Canadian produced type in the superior quality fine web. Interestingly there is a soldiers number with 'R' to the number, these Canadian numbers are relatively easy to research and it is believed the alphabetical prefix can locate the man's unit fairly accurately. The condition is dusty and untouched with some surface rust bleed, minor scrapes and scratches as one would expect from a combat helmet. This is an absolutely classic example of the Canadian helmet.
CANADIAN 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.
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.
CHAINED DOGS THE GERMAN ARMY MILITARY POLICE OF WWII. VOLUME 2. Good 1996 soft back publication on many aspects of the German Field Police including very informative lists of units with their respective feldpost numbers.
CHAINED DOGS, THE GERMAN ARMY MILITARY POLICE OF WWII VOLUME 1. Excellent soft back publication, 111 pages of paperwork,indetification of units, photographs and all that anybody would need to know about the German Field Police of WW11 published 1994.
CLOTH INSIGNIA OF THE SS BY JOHN R. ANGOLIA. An excellent 1st edition published 1983 of Cloth Insignia of the SS, publisher Roger James Bender. 480 pages of in-depth text, hundreds of illustrations of all aspects of insignia of both the Allgemeine and the Waffen SS. Slight wear to the cover, the spine is good and strong.
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 HELMETS OF THE WORLD BY PAOLO MARZETTI. This very good work by Paolo Marzetti published in 1996 in Italy is his last hardback book on world helmets. Over 300 pages of virtually every country in the world whoever produced the steel helmet, black and white photographs with text both in Italian and English.
COMBAT MEDALS OF THE THIRD REICH BY CHRISTOPHER AILSBY. 235 pages of photographs and text on the combat awards of the German Army, Navy and Air Force, still with its flyleaf cover.
CONDOR LEGION SILVER WOUND BADGE. A very nice example of a solid construction Condor Legion pattern Wound Badge in silver. The large M.16 helmet to the centre with its raised swastika. The wreath is dull. The hilts of both swords below the helmet still have much original frosting as has the good silver in the lower field. Some original silver remaining to back to thick wide straight pin. This example, ex George Peterson collection.
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.
CZECHOSLOVAK M20 WEHRMACHT REISSUE. One of the more obscure members of the German helmet family being the helmet produced in the 20’s by the Czech’s. The helmet outline is almost identical to the Austrian helmet, however to try to give the helmet a national identity a small comb was brazed to the top of these helmets. This was subsequently removed and one can clearly see both dots to the front and rear of the helmets where this was done and also the serial number, which was stamped to the outer of the helmet which would have originally lain below the comb. The helmet has subsequently been painted a field grey colour. It has had an Austrian Berndorfer style lining and Austrian liner band attached. The chinstrap is of Czech manufacture and has been carefully retro-fitted to the helmet using stainless steel brackets. The helmet has the characteristic grey-lined Wehrmacht decal, again this is something found regularly on these transitional reissues. The helmet may have been at one point a double decal and there is slight evidence that a tricolour may have been removed; however, this is not immediately evident. The 3 rivets in place are the classic Czech domed-headed type. The apple green paint is attractive and approximately 75% present with some areas of scratching and rust bleed. Overall, a fascinating early helmet. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WWII OFFICERS WAIST BELT. An excellent condition full dress subdued gold brocade waist belt with its highly nickel plated buckle, complete with its sword hanging strap. This identical form of buckle is shown on page 30 of Foreign Legions of the Third Reich by David Littlejohn, with the central Coat of Arms differing slightly. The example on page 30 shows a central logo of a standing lion with eagles. The logo on the belt and buckle offered here has the standing lion of Czechoslovakia with the central shield of Slovakia to the lion's chest.
DACHAU DEATH PAPERWORK. Five pieces of extremely rare paperwork regarding the death of a prisoner in Dachau on the 11th March 1942. The death certificate of Hermann Will of Brandenburg, who was born on the 16th August 1892 making him 50 years old, a letter on Concentrationslager Dachau headed paper dated 23rd March 1942 listing all the effects of Hermann Will that are returned to his wife Frau Elizabeth Will, signed by the SS Property Office. A telegram to Elizabeth Will informing her of the death of her husband and the very important A5 size letter on the headed paper, again of the Concentrationslager Dachau, signed the Commander of the crematorium that accompanied Herman Will's ashes back to his home and wife Elizabeth Will. The last piece is the Mitglieds Karte that was carried by Herman Will. We have had many items of both paperwork and other objects from the concentration camps, but never a letter indicating the return of ashes to the family. Condition:
DAF PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A very comprehensive DAF photograph album being a huge series of loose leaf cards laid into an original period ring binder, it appears to cover the period from July 1940 through to 1941. The images are of extremely good quality, there are too many to count, the leaves are held into the ring binder by a very rusty locking system, if we remove the leaves to count them we may not be able to get them back in their correct order. The album seems to be covering at least five tours with this DAF grouping. Very fine detail of uniforms, equipment of the DAF including an DAF band. There are even letters inside the album dated '1941' which relate to the supply of the photographs for this album. Many images of the group on tour with their buses, high ranking DAF members, close-ups of unusual insignia and all aspects of the DAF. An Ideal item for the DAF researcher. Our estimation is that there is probably over 250 photographs all of good medium size format.
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.
DENISON BY BRUCE WILSON. A Promotional chance to purchase the Military Mode Publication, Denison, British Airborne Specialist Clothing from WWII to the present day. This book is the first of Military Mode Publishing's collaborative projects. The author Bruce Wilson has worked hand in hand with Military Mode and The Airborne Assault Museum to produce this highly detailed and appealing work. Not simply a book dedicated to one iconic garment but covering the history of all the British airborne smocks from the very earliest models right up until present day, lavishly illustrated with a large amount of exceptional surviving artefacts as well as some wonderful period images, some being published for the very first time. The British Airborne Forces has always held a deep fascination for collector and military historian alike. Even someone with a passing interest will surely find elements of this work valuable. The book covers step in smocks, Denison smocks the extremely rare Windak smock, experimental items, paratrooper trousers and post war developments. The works is 204 pages, large format and hard back. THIS ITEM IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO ORDER AT THE PROMOTIONAL PRICE WHEN ACCOPANYING ANOTHER REGIMENTALS WEBSITE ITEM. Condition:
DENISON BY BRUCE WILSON. Denison, British Airborne Specialist Clothing from WWII to the present day. This book is the first of Military Mode Publishing's collaborative projects. The author Bruce Wilson has worked hand in hand with Military Mode and The Airborne Assault Museum to produce this highly detailed and appealing work. Not simply a book dedicated to one iconic garment but covering the history of all the British airborne smocks from the very earliest models right up until present day, lavishly illustrated with a large amount of exceptional surviving artefacts as well as some wonderful period images, some being published for the very first time. The British Airborne Forces has always held a deep fascination for collector and military historian alike. Even someone with a passing interest will surely find elements of this work valuable. The book covers step in smocks, Denison smocks the extremely rare Windak smock, experimental items, paratrooper trousers and post war developments. The works is 204 pages, large format and hard back. The images used on this listing are pre proof reading and the book will be available from mid June.
DENISON BY BRUCE WILSON. Denison, British Airborne Specialist Clothing from WWII to the present day. This book is the first of Military Mode Publishing's collaborative projects. The author Bruce Wilson has worked hand in hand with Military Mode and The Airborne Assault Museum to produce this highly detailed and appealing work. Not simply a book dedicated to one iconic garment but covering the history of all the British airborne smocks from the very earliest models right up until present day, lavishly illustrated with a large amount of exceptional surviving artefacts as well as some wonderful period images, some being published for the very first time. The British Airborne Forces has always held a deep fascination for collector and military historian alike. Even someone with a passing interest will surely find elements of this work valuable. The book covers step in smocks, Denison smocks the extremely rare Windak smock, experimental items, paratrooper trousers and post war developments. The works is 204 pages, large format and hard back. The images used on this listing are pre proof reading and the book will be available from mid June.
DER FUHRER NEWSPAPER. A copy of the 22nd August 1944 newspaper 'Der Fuhrer', being the local NSDAP newspaper for the Baden area. It was tradition in Germany and still is in hotels and public places to have newspapers attached to wooden clip boards. This copy of Der Fuhrer is still attached to its original red based and profusely painted clip board which reads 'HAUPTORGAN DER NSDAP GAU BADEN' with the newspaper's name to the centre with painted swastikas. The newspaper is generally in good condition with folds and two slight tears to edges.
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.
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:
DRESS AND FIELD SERVICE HATS OF THE THIRD REICH BY TOM SHUTT. Signed number ‘221’ by the author, published 1981, used in Regimentals own library since 1981. 218 pages of very good information, many black and white and colour photographs of visor caps of many of the military and civil organisations of the Third Reich. A must have book in the library of any serious hat collector. With its original flyleaf cover, which has seen service wear. One inside front blank page missing.
DRL SPORTS BADGE AND LAPEL PIN. Very fine Bevo woven DRL sports badge woven in orange on black background. Complete with the bronze DRL lapel pin.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT. Wartime glue backed example, as removed from a board.
DUTCH NSB ARM BADGE. The NSB were the Dutch Fascist Party, they wore a black uniform very similar in style and the identical black colour to the Allgemeine SS of Germany. Very finely constructed arm shield in heavy wool, beautifully embroidered rune to the centre and chain stitched yellow edging, on paper backing with stitches evident where removed from a tunic. No moth damage.
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. 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.
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.
ENGLISH 1855 PATTERN OFFICERS SHAKO OF THE 82ND REGIMENT. A rare and extremely good condition pattern 1855 officers shako of the 82nd Regiment of Foot. Unusually 82nd did not develop any County or regional connections during its 88 years of existence until, under the Army Reforms of 1881, it became the 2nd Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers). Due to the lightweight construction of this type of headdress they normally have suffered greatly over the years through neglect, this is in superb condition. All of the beaver skin to the body is superb, no damage to the patent leather crown or front and back peaks apart from normal congealing to the peaks, which in itself is extremely light. The interior still has its complete mid tan Morocco leather sweat band and the greater majority of its internal scarlet silk. It is complete with its patent leather fully adjustable chin strap and finished with a beautiful condition 82nd Regiment officers Victorian crown shako plate. Unfortunately the red and white pompom and gilt plume holder is missing, nevertheless an extremely rare piece of headdress.
ENGLISH 1ST SURREY RIFLES VICTORIAN OFFICERS REGIMENTAL HELMET CIRCA 1860. A magnificent condition and extremely rare helmet, which is totally unique to this regiment. First designed, produced and worn in the early 1860's which was 20 years before the introduction of the classic English Home Service helmet. This all pressed felt helmet resembles the subsequent 1st pattern home service helmet incredibly closely and we wonder whether the design of the Home Service helmet was taken in part from this early 1860's piece. The skull is of one-piece black fur felt with very pronounced front and rear peaks with the spike being in fluted form with a cruciform cross base secured to the helmet skull by four rosettes. The front plate in beautiful deep mercury gilt with frosted highlights has a Victorian crown, oak leaf surround, First Surrey Rifles circlet with a bugle horn to the centre, completed with a '1' in white metal. The helmet is fitted with lion's faced rosette chin chain attachments to each lower side, across the upper part of the peak is a roped ring style gilded trim and the helmet is complete with its original interlinked chin chain with leather backing, the stitching is slightly loose and is also complete with its extra links for the hanging on of the chain when the chin chain is not in use. There are two decorative small rosettes either side of the skull, one at the reverse side, which contains the hook to retain the chin chain. The whole of the body is leather edged both to the sides, front and back peaks. The interior lining is of high officers quality being in maroon silk, which is multi stitched and thankfully the silk has not shot. The interior of the front and back peaks are lined in a green Morocco leather. The interior skull in raw felt. Adhered to the interior skull is a beautiful condition 'W.Smith & Sons, Makers, 3 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, W.C.' Behind the front plate an area of the felt has been cut out, presumably to allow for air flow through the helmet and at the rear of the helmet below the rosette that has the attachment hook for the chain there is a small octagonal hole specifically punched in this shape, we can only assume this is for air flow at the rear of the helmet. We have been fortunate to be able to find two pages of the Illustrated London News dated 1861 showing four officers of the 1st Surrey Rifles, three of them wearing this identical helmet with their scarlet parade plumes, with the accompanying text clearly describing this felt helmet. The attachment screw to the interior of one of the cruciform rosettes is missing, otherwise the helmet is in magnificent visual and technical condition. We have specialised in English headdress for over 30 years and this must rank amongst one of the rarest helmets that we have had, also its connection to the subsequent Home Service helmet is historically important in the lineage of this type of helmet.
ENGLISH EDWARDIAN 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.
ENGLISH NORFOLK YEOMANRY TROOPERS HELMET. A A rare 1830 to 1837 model of a troopers helmet of the Norfolk Yeomanry. As with many other helmets of this period it is constructed in the Roman comb style of all metal construction. The helmet is quite lightweight in comparison to some of the other Roman style helmets of the period and appears to have been constructed in tin instead of the more commonly encountered brass and gilded brass of the regular Dragoon regiments. Finished in black overall, there is a certain degree of re-finish and minor rippling to the skull. The Roman comb, which normally is the part that gets damaged or weathers through fatigue is in superb condition with all of its scalloped brass riveted trim in place. All of the gilded fittings contrast beautifully against the black body of the helmet, which include the large Maltese Cross front plate with inter-twined scroll of William IV, who reigned from June 1830 until June 1837. The front chin scales, again in superb condition with their side rosettes showing a lion standing on a crown. The gilded trim to the helmet running its complete circumference, again superb and is complete with its long horse hair plume. To the interior the front and back peaks are still lined with their original Morocco leather with some losses. The original liner band is all intact with the original silk liner shredded and missing. As stated previously the helmet has had minor restoration and repairs, which is conversant with a helmet of this great age. A beautiful visual item.
ENGLISH PLUME TIN. A tin to hold a Victorian period helmet plume.
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.
ENGLISH/IRISH INNISKILLING DRAGOON OFFICERS 1971 PATTERN HELMET. A most beautiful example of the Inniskilling Dragoon officers helmet, another example from this superb collection purchased by Regimentals in North Scandinavia. The silvered skull has toned to a beautiful dark patination, apart from a couple of internal pin pricks that show to the exterior and are impossible to pick up on images, the skull is absolutely superb. Excellent gilt to all of the fittings. The large Inniskilling Dragoon officers plate to the front with the ‘VR’ central scroll, complete with its original matching chin chain, which has all of the original leather backing to the chin chain intact. The officers leather liner has not been touched and is still complete with its inner upper maroon silk. The leather to the inside of the front peak is complete, slightly shrunk, no evidence of any leather being fitted to the interior rear peak. Long white horsehair plume. The 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons, Cavalry Regiment of the British Army first raised in 1689, it fought at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690, it fought with distinction in the Charge of the Union Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo and again as part of the successful Charge of the Heavy Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. As all Cavalry Regiments it gradually was converted to an Armoured Unit and in 1922 was amalgamated with the 5th Dragoon Guards to form the 5th/6th Dragoons. A beautiful example.
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 VOLUME 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FASCIST ITALIAN DAGGER INSET. The rare accessory for the Italian MVSN dagger being the gilded Fascist symbol that is laid into the plastic grips of the MVSN officers dagger. We had a quantity of nearly 50 of these over 20 years ago and have just discovered a small amount left, complete with their screw for fitting to the dagger.
FASCIST ITALIAN MVSN DAGGER WITH CARVED GRIP. The standard MVSN enlisted mans dagger, the blade has not been re-profiled, some slight darkening overall, very little paint remaining on the scabbard. The interesting feature is the carved wooden grip, the standard MVSN enlisted mans knife is generally extremely common, the blades can be re-profiled and in poor condition, the knives that are collectible are the hand carved variations such as this. These were found in North Africa, they were normally given to local Arabs to carve or sometimes carried out by the men themselves and some come in very elaborate patterns, this is a fairly simple example, one side has what we assume maybe the original man’s name ‘Rua Domenico’. To the reverse side there are other carved initials, one group in Arabic.
FASCIST ITALIAN WWII MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER. The standard MVSN officers dagger with aluminium eagle hilt, the blade is superb, mint bright. All grips complete with its fascist symbol to the centre of the grip, in its correct scabbard with hanging rings for the fitting of either the leather straps or the chain hanger. Some paint loss to the black finish with the base imitation chape with its original gilded finish.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 GREY BY MICHAEL BALDWIN & MALCOLM FISHER. FIELD GREY UNIFORMS OF THE IMPERIAL GERMAN ARMY 1907-1918. This large work on this highly interesting subject has come to fruition after over 15 years of work. In 1998 Regimentals were offered the largest collection in the world of the field grey uniforms of the Imperial German Army during the First World War. The collection was situated in Arizona, U.S.A. it was purchased and shipped to the United Kingdom. There were a total of 202 field grey uniforms, plus a huge amount of associated equipment and headdress. Up to that point in time and in the intervening years there has been no one specific work on the wartime uniforms of the Imperial German Army. Never before had a huge quantity of field grey uniforms been held by any dealership, museum or individuals and a work needed to be published on this subject. The work took a lot longer than anticipated but with the publishing skills of Schiffer Publishing this most magnificent work has at last been made available to the collector, museums and researchers. This is possibly the largest format book ever produced by Schiffer Publishing. It measures 31 cm x 42 cm, solid hard cover and with its own card slip case. Authored by Michael Baldwin and Malcolm Fisher. It has 270 fully coloured pages, virtually every page showing a single field grey uniform of all the branches of the Imperial German Army. The tunics run from the inception of the field grey tunic for the army being the 1907 pattern enlisted mans tunic, more commonly known amongst most collectors as the model 1910, right the way through the cavalry patterns, the proposed post war walking out tunics, the 1915 bluses and the many variations of the officers tunics whether they be for foot or mounted troops. The photography is accompanied by a huge amount of text, which the authors hope will allow the collector/researcher to have an insight into the complex systems of recognition through insignia and colours of the Imperial German Army. Interspersed with the images of the actual items are a large amount of period black and white photographs, many never published before showing examples of the uniforms in field service wear. Each copy purchased through Regimentals will be author signed. It should also be noted that one of the authors, Michael Baldwin, is also the author of the new series available through Military Mode Publishing and Regimentals web site of the Feldzug series, which charts the history of the Imperial German Army in five separate volumes, through from 1914 to 1918. As previously stated this book is extremely large its weight is 4.6 kg and the postage will be as follows regardless of the websites automated postage calculator, the postage fee will be charged manually and the online quote will be deducted:- Inland U.K. £12, other European destinations £25, USA & the Far East £53, Australia £56 Condition:
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.
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 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 ARMOURED PLATE FOR ADRIAN HELMET. 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 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 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 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 M.18 SIDE CAP. A typical private purchased side cap made from horizon blue material. Some surface moth. Original headband present in a good size. An impressive item of trench headdress.
FRENCH M.1896 CUIRASSIER OFFICERS SABRE FOR THE RESERVE CAVALRY. An absolutely magnificent sword and one of the harder French fighting swords from the Great War period to find. This particular example has a high quality very sharp combat blade in beautiful condition, manufactured by the well known maker of Chatellerault, this is beautifully inscribed to the reverse of the blade. The other inscription is that for 'Sabre of Cavalry Officer Model 1896'. The hilt is superb and of high quality brass with multiple decoration including the Medusa's head. The grip is of horn with one age split to the rear, all wire is in place. What makes the sword particularly nice, along with the April 1914 date is the First World War field type covering, this has been permanently sewn in place over the white metal scabbard and has been undertaken beautifully. There is also the leather hanger with brass clip for mounting to the officers belt. The overall condition is clean and untouched. There is a beautiful patination to the leather. There is some bruising and small areas of grazing to the leather, however there is a deep shine. A magnificent poignant item of Great War militaria. Condition:
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 OS 1915 GRENADE. An excellent example, very well restored and repainted in horizon blue paint with original brass element to the top.
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 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 ARTILLERYMAN’S ADRIAN PATTERN HELMET. A good Adrian pattern helmet, originally painted light horizon blue over the years this has toned down to a dark blue. Some scratches to the paint as can be seen from our web images and very minor indentations to the shell, complete with its flaming grenade and crossed cannon badge to the front. Original chinstrap and totally original liner, which is in excellent condition with one section of leather having a minor rodent hole to the rear of the helmet. A hole drilled in the rear skirt for wall suspension.
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 EQUIPMENT STRAPS. A rare pair of French produced leather straps to attach equipment to the French standard back pack, these straps are very rare to find and are in excellent supple condition and have had no wax or oil treatment whatsoever.
FRENCH WWI FIGHTING KNIFE WITH UNUSUAL MAKER. A good example of the Avenger knife of WWI. Good blade, slightly re-profiled to the tip, marked within an oval 'S.G.C.G.'. Excellent condition wood grip, good finish to the cross guard, all fitted into its correct pressed and single shouldered scabbard very similar to the French made American 1917 fighting knife. Complete with its single belt loop.
FRENCH WWI HORIZON BLUE M.18 OVERSEAS CAP. This is the large square M.18 version in good condition overall with some moth nips and a little wear to the nap of the cloth. This is completely unlined and the remains of the sweat band have long since disappeared, this was probably of a fine leather material. A good cap in an excellent size and a great way to complete the French bust display.
FRENCH WWI LARGE FRENCH BALL GRENADE. Excellent body with just very minor surface rusting. Minus its fuse, due to postal difficulties we can not accept orders for this item from outside the UK
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 TANKERS OR AVIATION OVERALLS. An incredibly rare garment, a lightweight workman’s style overalls, which are stepped into, six button closure to the front, adjustable buttoned cuffs, fly front, two upper breast pockets with false pleats, buttoned down flaps, fixed waist belt with sliding buckle closure to the front of the belt. To the upper inner collar area there is the remains of a canvas label, which has lost its markings. The garment has light service usage evident, no holes or deep stains. This very simple but ultra rare garment was introduced in WWI, the date unknown, and it is also unknown whether it was introduced for tank units and then utilised by aviation personnel or in the reverse order, however many images exist of the garment being worn by both arms of the service. Ideal for display with the late war French tanker’s helmet for an armoured display of WWI or with the Roold cork flying helmet for a French aviation WWI display.
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:
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.
GERMA THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL 3rd CLASS CASED A good totally original example of the Social Welfare Medal, 3rd class in its fitted presentation case. The enamels to the award in black and white are absolutely superb, no cracking or fading, the base of the box is in black velvet. To the upper inner lid a section of blue silk securing the ribbon into the lid reads ‘EHRENZEICHEN FUR DEUTSCHE VOLKSPFLEGE 3.STUFE’. Some rubbing and loss to the front edge of the box as can be viewed on our web images.
GERMAN ERSATZ VINYL CASE. An intriguing case made of rubber impregnated linen, for the Maxim zf 12 this stiff box is in excellent condition generally with a belt hook and full maker's marks, possibly an early war item, and is clearly of second war manufacture. The item is very presentable, one of the leather tab closure straps has broken through, however this can be fixed in place and is not particularly visible. To the interior is much padding, which has suffered a little from moth damage, however the item is solid and interesting. The interest in unusual German field equipment seems to be ever increasing and German field equipment of an unusual nature will be an excellent investment. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE M.42 DOUBLE APPLIED DECAL HELMET. A most interesting M.42 steel helmet being very much a standard Luftwaffe issue having the typical granulated finish overall. It has clearly had two decals applied at the same time, one almost exactly over the other, this has created a slight double border effect. It is difficult to know why this happened and is probably nothing more than a factory error, however this makes it a most interesting talking point helmet and the double exposure is particularly evident in the swastika region. The helmet is a rear marked example with a pig skin liner. Its original chin strap is missing. The helmet is in a good used state and was found originally in the United States. There is a little splitting to the leather but in general it remains good and supple. A fascinating item for the advanced helmet collector.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ORGANISATION BOOK OF THE NSDAP 1943. The NSDAP Organisation Book of 1943 was the very last of the Party Manuals to be produced and is the rarest to obtain in the series. This example is in excellent condition. There is slight damage to the spine of the book where it has come away from the main pages, the pages however are all still intact, it would appear that some non contemporary work has been done in this area to keep the book in the earlier part together. The silver block lettering and eagle to the cover is clear and undamaged. On opening the book on the blank pages there is the stamp of the NSDAP of Kreisleitung Celle. The work has a total of 595 pages of text, line drawing and various superb quality colour plates which give the ranks, uniforms, flags of all branches of the NSDAP. The line drawings are mainly of the organisation structure of the party, accompanied by pages of text. The book is basically the bible of the NSDAP and is a must in the library of any student of the Third Reich political arena. The colour printing is of the highest quality of German printing of that era, which was generally far in advance of most other countries.
GERMAN - REINHARD HEYDRICH, THE BIOGRAPHY, VOLUME 1. The excellent 1st volume of the two volumes series of the most in-depth biography into SS leader Reinhard Heydrich, written by Max Williams, published by Ulric of England, this 1st volume is 165 pages long, hard cover and has a huge amount of background photographs on the early period of Reinhard Heydrich's life and the outbreak of WWII.
GERMAN - THE SS LEADERSHIP CORPS, BY MAX WILLIAMS. Published by Ulric of England, this excellent volume 1 from letter A to E, which is the history of all the SS leaders of the Third Reich, this is a major work with individual biographies of all of the SS leaders with their surnames beginning in A and ending in E. Literally 100's of photographs, background information and detail on all of these individual leaders, there are a total of 31 biographies in this wonderful work.
GERMAN 1936 OLYMPIC MEDAL. A very good example retaining virtually all of its original silver wash, some light rubbing to the tips of the Third Reich style eagle and one shaded area on the reverse side, complete with a short length of its original ribbon.
GERMAN 37CM FLAK SHELL BOX. An untouched example of a late war German shell carrying box, it is made from a compressed fibre material and is in the typical ordnance tan colour being a slightly greeny beige. There is much stencilling to one end and various signs where labels have been stuck upon it. The original closure caps work and it has a good wood and leather carrying handle. There is distortion and a little splitting to the base of the box and a little mildew residue, however the item is completely stable and because of the lightweight nature of the box it could be displayed in the hands of a mannequin. The item is dusty, stored with a little distortion to one side but in totally untouched condition.
GERMAN ADMIRAL OF THE KRIEGSMARINE GUSE SIGNATURE. A4 size letter on the headed paper of the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine dated June 1938, a four page letter signed by Admiral Gunther Guse, born 1886, died 1953 as a Russian prisoner.
GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS 2ND PATTERN VISORED FIELD CAP. A well service used example of the classic visored field cap for an enlisted man in the Afrika Korps. This is a rare variation, it is a 2nd pattern cap that was first issued with a coloured soutache, as only the very early production 2nd patterns were fitted with soutache. Evidence is clear where the soutache has been removed and a small section of the original gebirgsjager green can be seen close to the seam where the peak joins the body of the cap. Overall the cap is in generally undamaged condition although obvious service wear. Two slight nicks to the cloth just to the right of the Bevo woven blue on brown national eagle, this is not moth damaged but where the cap has been caught. Complete with its correct matching Bevo woven national roundel. staining to the front of the peak and sweat staining evident between the join of the visor and main body. Complete with its interior sweat band, which has come adrift from the body of the cap for a length of 15cms. For some unknown reason two rusty paperclips are fitted to the sweat band. Any makers visible markings have been washed out with wear and washing.
GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS RUCKSACK. One of the rare pieces of equipment for the Afrika Korps soldier being the heavy duty olive green rucksack with two exterior pockets, one large closing flap and all of the pocket closures and the flap closure straps being in the heavy tropical web equipment in dark olive green web, each strap with a metal tip similar to the Lux straps. Both of the rear canvas straps are complete with the rucksack.
GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS RUCKSACK. An interesting variation on the typical Afrika Korps rucksack made from a mid weight olive brown canvas throughout. Most of the closures are the Lux type buckle and strap end, these are a lightly rusted metal, however good and strong. To the rear are the two Y strap mounting type brackets. There is a Gefreiter's name and unit marked to the reverse canvas reinforcing. Interestingly the central closure of the bag is in a recycled leather strap arrangement, this has clearly been carried out in the factory, there is no other signs of any other stitching and the stitch pattern is exactly the same as all other elements. This is somewhat interesting and indicates the use of recycled leather even upon Afrika Korps items.
GERMAN 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 ANTI TANK RIFLE RARE ACCESSORY. The rare accessory being the spare ammunition box that fits on the side of the PZB38/39 known as the Panzerbusche. Light rusting to the exterior lower half of the box. Beautifully marked, maker coded 'AGF' waffen amt stamped and dated '1941'. To the interior fittings a corroded anti tank round shell has been placed for display use only.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES 1945 DATED ZELTBAHN. Any equipment dated ‘45’ is considered rare, this good splinter pattern zeltbahn with all its original zeltbahn buttons and its sections of rope intact. Good clear camouflage finish, some minor paint spots.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES A FRAME BAG. A tropical version being in the standard olive drab cloth with webbing strapping. Mint unissued, all white stitching to leather fittings bright white.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES ALL WEBBING A FRAME AND UTENSIL BAG. The rare Armed Forces load carrying adaptation known as the A frame, this example all in web material including the closing straps. Good paint finish remaining to the metal clips, faint traces of a rubber issue stamp, which appears to be ‘43’. All of the closing straps have their ‘LUX’ marked metal tips, one tiny bit of rust around one of the rivet heads otherwise superb.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES BAKELITE TENT PEGS. Three tent pegs complete with their rope, one dated ‘40’ the other dated ‘41’, third dated ‘42’.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. A mint unissued condition Armed Forces olive drab canvas bread bag with its complete shoulder strap. All of the white stitching that secures the brown and black leather sections to the bag in brilliant white. One minor rust stain to the front of one bag.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES CLOTHING BAG. A mint unissued condition clothing bag measuring 45 x 35 cms. All white stitching to the leather fittings are mint, complete with web carrying handle.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES COLOURED RUCKSACK BAGS. Seven of the scarce food and equipment colour coded bags for carrying inside the soldiers rucksack. Two in yellow, one in red, three in blue and one in green.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES COMBAT Y STRAPS. A good set of combat Y straps, all leather strong and supple. The leather protector, which attaches to the metal ring at the joint of the three sections of leather is slightly damaged but is still complete and intact fitted to the Y straps. All metalwork good although having slight surface rust. Original buckles and metal parts complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES EARLY LUGER HOLSTER. A very early dated example of the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol holster. The leather body is in excellent shape, no distortion and very solid. It has lost some of its colour, the flap closing strap and buckle are all complete and are supple and lock into position. On opening the flap the stripping tool compartment is sealed by an extra leather strap, which we have not encountered before, there is also a leather loop to the inner left hand side of the flap, which we can only assume can be for a cleaning rod. The original spare magazine numbered ‘1920’ is still intact in its magazine pouch and clearly marked to the interior of the holster the maker ‘Carl Heinichen, Dresden’ with clear date ‘1934’ and acceptance stampings. To the reverse side the two belt loops are all intact with very strong stitching. An excellent and rare early holster.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS, SLIGHTLY MISMATCHED. A slightly mismatched pair of slightly worn Armed Forces gaiters. All leather fittings good and strong.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS. A matched pair of slightly worn gaiters in olive drab canvas, all leather good, all buckles complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An excellent quality hollow construction non maker marked General Assault Badge in silver retaining all of its original finish with slight rubbing to the high spots. Thick needle pin to reverse side.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES LEATHER DRIVING GOGGLES. A good set of the circular tinted lens driving goggles being an issue piece of equipment to all arms of the German Forces, complete with its elasticised headband, excellent condition.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES MP34 MAGAZINE POUCH, UTILITY SLING. One of the rarest elements of German equipment and one of a very small handful that was found in the last few years in Austria. The strap itself is in stored excellent stock condition with just signs of dust and storage wear with just a little very light russet corrosion to one of the strap hooks, this is now stable and has not deeply pitted the item whatsoever. There are even the original red folding marks for stitching. The item in typical German fashion is well stamped and designated for its use with a good clear ‘1941’ date. An exceptionally rare item of equipment which will undoubtedly become rarer as this very small batch disseminates amongst collectors.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES STEEL MESS TIN. Unusually constructed in steel instead of aluminium mess tin with virtually all its original olive drab paint finish. Clearly dated ‘43’ with its full length mess tin strap and carrying handle.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES TELEPHONE/TELEGRAPH SIGNAL STATION FLAG. A well constructed 39 cm x 42 cm double sided flag on its wooden mountings with a large letter ‘T’ with arrow. To the leather hanging tab it is maker coded ‘DNG 41’ and with its accompanying associated string suspension.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES TORNISTER. A good condition all olive drab canvas with fur covered flap tornister. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’. All of the fur is complete, many of these have been attacked by moth or other minor animals through years of storage. All of its strapping and clips totally original to it and all complete. All internal strapping complete. Evidence of service wear to the inside flap of the tornister with both of the straps dated ‘1940’ but undoubtedly both of the straps have lived with this tornister since its production.
GERMAN ARMY AFRIKA KORPS CAVALRY ENLISTED MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A scarce cap, the majority of these mint caps that appeared on the market some years ago were all of small sizes, this example is stamped size ‘58’ to the interior liner, faint traces of manufacturer’s markings but unfortunately indecipherable. Complete with its tan on brown bevo woven national eagle, correct field cockade and inverted V golden yellow cavalry waffenfarbe. Interestingly in the construction of the side scallop of the cap a small section of the material was missing and has been factory replaced.
GERMAN ARMY BEVO WOVEN NCO’S BREAST EAGLE. Cut from roll, silvered Bevo woven highlighted eagle on green background on its Bevo cloth, unused.
GERMAN ARMY BLUE GREY LONG SLEEVE SHIRT. A very good example of the blue grey shirt being of the four cardboard button pullover head style. Long sleeves. Two upper pockets both with flaps. Long pointed collar with buttoned pointed collar at the rear. Loops to shoulders with pre-stitched holes for the fitting of shoulder boards.
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY OFFICERS BREECHES. A good set of army cavalry officers breeches, they are identified as cavalry by the large light tan colour leather insert to the seat and inner thighs. They are constructed in the soft canvas-like material. One small moth hole repair near the fly area. Some wear to the open pocket flaps. Some light coloured staining to the inner thigh area and one larger field repair to the rear right hand seat, otherwise excellent condition. Both zips are present, one fully functioning, the other has its zip runner but will not close.
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY STABSFELDWEBEL SHOULDER BOARDS. A very rare set of the early pointed shoulder boards but with cavalry yellow wool piping indicating that these were produced between the changeover from the non piped shoulder boards to the rounded tipped piped. This is an absolute matching set. Three rank pips to each board, dark green centre, silver tress to each board, matching tabs on the back. At one stage these boards were adhered to a collector’s display board and in the process of removing them from the board the cardboard residue from the display board is still adhered to the back of the pair. Nevertheless a very rare set.
GERMAN ARMY CLOSE COMBAT IN BRONZE BY C.E.JUNCKER. The Combat Clasp in bronze manufactured by C.E.Juncker are extremely difficult to obtain compared to other manufacturers, this example in superb condition, all bronze finish remaining, complete with its designer’s name to the reverse side plus the maker ‘C.E.Juncker, Berlin’ in raised relief. Wide tapering pin.
GERMAN ARMY DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER. A standard German Army officers dagger but with a blade by the rare maker of Shuttelhofer. The blade is good with much cross grain finish remaining, some slight cloudiness. Orange grip. Good definition and quality to the scabbard, cross guard and upper pommel. There is a slight dent just below the upper scabbard ring on the reverse side and slight lifting of plating on the edge of the top pommel, otherwise the dagger is in excellent condition.
GERMAN ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good SE64 sized army double decal combat helmet. The shell retains at least 85% of all its apple green finish. The army decal as can be seen from our web images is rather scratched but the swastika is clear. The national decal is generally good with two slight chips to one edge. Faint traces of the apple green paint remaining to two of the liner retaining rivet heads. The interior liner is all complete, soft, supple, undamaged, complete with its original drawstring. The helmet is unusually with its original strap, which is maker marked and dated ‘1937’. Original owner’s name of ‘Weymann’ hand painted into the rear skirt.
GERMAN ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A superb huge size shell stamped ‘ET68’ with size ‘60’ liner. To the exterior approximately 50% of the apple green paint finish remaining with the remainder of the skull being slightly surface corroded. Both decals good and clear with abrasions, which can be clearly seen on our web images. The paint has partially removed itself from the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. The interior liner is totally original to the helmet with all the tongues present and the leather still supple and with its original but very frail leather chinstrap with traces of original makers stamping to the point of the strap. An excellent helmet.
GERMAN ARMY EARLY ARTILLERY POINTED SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the dark green centred shoulder board that is complete with red coloured piping for artillery indicating that these were introduced in the changeover period between the pointed board and the rounded tip board. Rank of Oberfeldwebel, two rank pips to each board, silver tress surrounding each board, slip-on tabs complete with traces of cardboard where they were originally glued to a collector’s display board and have been removed. Red wool piping complete with buttons for display.
GERMAN ARMY ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. Service worn, some slight rust but much of the original olive drab paint remaining.
GERMAN ARMY INFANTRY POSSIBLY PARADE TUNIC SHOULDER BOARDS. A set of stitch-in Oberfeldwebel’s shoulder boards, white wool piped for infantry, dark green centres, two rank pips to each board with regimental numbers ‘261’. Some moth damage behind the numbers. Possibly from the parade tunic or Sunday best parade tunic.
GERMAN ARMY M.43 CAP EAGLE AND COCKADE. Mint condition, cut from roll M.43 cap eagle, one piece woven with the multi coloured national cockade below.
GERMAN ARMY OBSERVATION BALLOON SHOULDER BOARDS. An incredibly rare set of very early pointed dark green centred shoulder boards for a Feldwebel in aArmy Balloon Observation Unit. Standard dark green centred board with silvered gothic ‘B’ with matching number ‘5’ below, one rank pip, silver tress to each board, matching tabs on the reverse side with evidence to both boards where they have been affixed to a collector’s display board.
GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A very fine quality unused condition cap cockade for the officers visor cap. The whole set in bullion wire. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN ARMY RECRUITING DISTRICT V11 MATCHED PAIR OF SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare early non-piped pointed shoulder boards for a rank of Feldwebel serving in the recruiting district v11. Some minor moth nip to the exterior of one board, further moth on the reverse side, complete with its silver tress, one rank pip and gothic letter and numberals, stitch on style, for the very early tunic.
GERMAN ARMY SHOOTING MEDALLION CASED. An issued and unnamed medallion for Army Sharpshooting. The face side shows an army sharpshooter wearing the German steel helmet, the reverse side is blank. In its original fitted presentation case.
GERMAN ARMY SNOW PAINTED BUCKLE. A rare item being the standard one-piece steel Armed Forces buckle with the whole of the face side painted in a white snow camouflage. To the reverse side is a standard finish.
GERMAN ARMY TROPICAL BREECHES, CORDED TYPE. A good service worn pair of the heavily corded Afrika Korps breeches, slightly bleached but evidence of service wear. Many of these breeches appear on the collectors market in mint unissued condition, this would be ideal to match with a semi bleached tunic. All zeltbahn type fly buttons complete, two pronged hidden waist belt, faint traces of size stamping to the white cotton lining with a clear depot issue ‘E42’ marking (Erfurt).
GERMAN ARMY UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA 1933-45 BY BRIAN L. DAVIES. Still today considered one of the best works on German Army uniforms and insignia, published by Arms & Armour Press in 1971, this example still with its flyleaf but torn and repaired. 224 pages of superb text, description of the in-depth detail with many photographs of the structure and uniforms of the Third Reich Wehrmacht. Colour plates indicating branch colours, a very informative work.
GERMAN ARMY 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 WINTER PANZER BERET. The rare piece of headdress being the fur covered semi hard shelled beret worn by panzer troops in winter conditions. Fur all good, complete with an army eagle pin fitted to the front. Interior oilcloth lining all present and undamaged, complete with its interior light tan leather sweatband. No moth damage to either the fur or the grey canvas covering to the semi solid liner beneath.
GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB BADGE. One of the most attractive impressive enamel badges of the Third Reich period is the DDAC (German Automobile Club Third Reich period) badge. The badges measures 10cms x 8cms in oval form, thick heavy quality, maker’s initials on the back ‘PS’ followed by ‘Ges Geschuzt’, excellent coloration of black, silver and red enamels. Slight repair to the enamel just above the eagle’s head otherwise superb overall with its two badge bar or radiator fixing holes.
GERMAN BAVARIAN OFFICERS COMBAT WAIST BELT. The ultimate item to finish off the mannequin of a Bavarian officer in field grey being the scarce leather combat belt with field grey buckle. The belt is a very large size, combat thickness weight to the leather, complete with its interior adjuster tab and complete with both of its leather runners. Fitted to the belt is the field grey officers buckle with a central crown of Bavaria, complete with its original matching clip.
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 BREAD BAG NCO-OFFICER MODIFIED. On the surface this appears to be just an ordinary early WWII period bread bag with brown leather fixtures throughout and aluminium furniture. The item is complete to the exterior with the central belt hanging loop. What makes this item of equipment particularly appealing is on lifting the flap one can see that the original owner has had this expertly modified to add a secondary leather integral pocket as well as pen pockets. This type of work is of good quality construction and of a good soft brown leather. This is the first example of this modification we have yet to encounter and this makes an absolutely super display item for the advanced equipment collector. The item is in good used condition with no rips or tears, the leather still remains supple and one could easily place pens and other small items of mapping equipment in it and this would make the most marvellous display cabinet type grouping.
GERMAN CAMOUFLAGE HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOL1 by B RADOVIC. Excellent large format Schiffer publication from 2004. 237 pages of superb period black and white photographs with many photographs from collections today taken in close format colour, complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN CAMOUFLAGE HELMETS SECOND WORLD WAR VOL 2 by B RADOVIC. This excellent Schiffer publication of 2004. Over 260 photographs in fabulous close-up colour accompanied by many original black and white period photographs of the helmets in use covering wire netting, covers, straps, interiors and miscellaneous oddities of German combat helmets, complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN 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, NAVY VERSION, IN CLOTH. An extremely version of the German Cross in gold with the backing cloth being in black not dark blue, for fitting to the Navy Officers tunic. All of the weave is in excellent condition, no shredding. Slight green oxidisation to areas of the gilded metal '1941' dated wreath. The paper backing has been removed and what appears to be collectors glue attached to the back to enable the item to have originally been displayed on a collectors display board.
GERMAN CUSTOMS LONG SERVICE MEDAL. ORIGINAL RIBBON & BOX. A mint example of the Customs Long Service cross, a beautiful award in itself with every bit of its original light bronze finish with its wide blue ribbon having the rare yellow embroidered Customs insignia to the centre of the ribbon. All fitted into its green issue card box, which is velvet based and to the interior of the lid velvet lined. The box is all complete but has suffered broken edges, hopefully this can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN CYCLISTS POUCH. This item is part of an extensive Imperial German collection recently purchased. 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 DRUMMERS STICKS AND CARRYING SET. This item is part of an extensive Imperial German collection recently purchased. A scarce item of equipment being the imperial German drummers stick holder. This is in a bayonet configuration with a frog in many respects of the same dimensions of a bayonet frog, however, with two tubular loops. The two hard wood period drum sticks are present and although slightly mismatched are clearly of the period. The item is of a typical tarred leather material. The Germans did go into action with both buglers and drummers marching in columns with combat troops.
GERMAN EARLY WELL MARKED BREAD BAG STRAP. An exceptionally nice item of field equipment being the bread bag strap, this is clearly of very early and possible SSVT usage, the colour is the typical dark slightly beige grey of SSVT equipment and the ends are an untreated nickel type metal. The overall structure is of field combat usage with large buckle and well sewn fixtures. The item is complete, all spring work correctly and all leather areas of brown leather. There is a good and particularly legible set of markings dating this to 1938.
GERMAN EASTERN PEOPLE’S SUMMER TUNIC. A very rare tunic worn by members of the RMBO. Standard form of tunic in lightweight material in a light tan colour. Completely unlined to the interior, four pocket construction, two lower pockets of the bellows type without pleats, two upper pockets flap to the chest with central pleats. All buttons to the tunic are of the white metal Eastern People’s diplomatic style. The grey on brown machine embroidered Eastern People’s eagle attached to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Some light moth nips to the surrounding brown cloth with a pair of the rare maroon blank collar patches with twisted wire cord surround to the collars itself. No facility for any shoulder boards to be fitted. To the interior of the tunic a hole had been tailored through the lower pocket for the passing of a dagger or sword hanger and the tunic is complete with its internal sword or dagger hanger with a slightly rusty D ring. All of the buttons on the tunic are of the removable style, cuffs are of the open style with button adjusters.
GERMAN ENGRAVED PRISONER OF WAR MESS TIN. An absolutely magnificent and highly artistic item being the standard Wehrmacht issue mess tin, beautifully engraved by the French prisoner of war who received the item during WWII. Many period photographs show French and British P.O.W's using German mess tins, it is obvious mess tins must have been lost in combat upon capture and German stocks would have been issued to those minus this vital utensil. There are many notations and notices of places visited and details of captivity from 18.6.1940. There are super views of diving bomber planes and light tanks. A super example of soldier art.
GERMAN EQUIPMENT CAN. A most unusual item, we presume this is of WWII origin, although basically it is an enlarged version of a WWI German gas mask tin in almost every detail. There is much field grey paint remaining there are some small rust perforation holes. The item has a leather strap still riveted to the base, which has now snapped away, however a small element of it remains. Our belief that this is probably WWII stems from the designation 'M.1938'. A most unusual item possibly for a horse gas mask.
GERMAN FALLSCHIRMJAGER DROP CANNISTER TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, Mp40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN FIRE SERVICE HELMET AS A WAR SOUVENIR. A highly attractive piece of Second World War souvenir artwork, this basic helmet being the square edged Fire Police helmet is complete with its original aluminium comb and both of its original decals, one being the standard political decal with central swastika the opposite being the Fire/Police decal in gold. This is a souvenir type helmet possibly by an American GI, hand painted in cream lettering in beautiful artwork are all of the towns and cities that this particular soldier served in, which includes Ostende, Mons, Reims, Verdun, Beuaux Eurang, Nord Inglheim, Oppenheim, Mainz, Luxembourg, Namur, Malines. To the interior the leather liner is all complete and intact with the original leather tabs for the fixing of the neck flap. The leather cradle strap is complete with the helmet but detached from the helmet itself.
GERMAN GRAF VON ZEPPELIN 100TH BIRTHDAY BOWL. A 7 1/2inch or 19.cm circular white china bowl with the maker mark to the base 'Heinrich & Co.' With decoration to the upper edge, edged in blue with the lettering in blue 'In Memory Of The 100th Birthday Of Graf Ferdinand Von Zeppelin 8th July 1838 - 8th July 1938.' Totally undamaged. Graf Von Zeppelin, the designer and manufacturer of the Zeppelin air ships. Condition:
GERMAN HEADGEAR IN WWII by PAT MORAN & JOHN MAGUIRE. An excellent Schiffer publication that covers all types of German military headdress within the Army, Luftwaffe & Kriegsmarine of WWII encompassing mainly visor caps and steel helmets. 307 pages of superb colour photographs, an ideal education publication for the new collector of Third Reich headdress complete with its original flyleaf cover, one tear to flyleaf.
GERMAN HEADGEAR OF WWII, SS, NSDAP, POLICE CIVILIAN AND MISCELLANEOUS. This volume containing SS and other organisations, a superb study by Pat Moran and John Maquire through Schiffer publishing. 145 pages of superb close-ups of the visor caps of the afore-mentioned organisations including one particular hat belonging to Hermann Goering, also steel helmets of the SS complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR by BRANISLAV RADOVIC. This excellent Schiffer military book publication of 2002, this is volume 1. 311 pages of the most superb close-up photographs of German helmets of WWII, comprising all of the arms of the military service. From the first model 16 helmet through to 1945. flyleaf cover in excellent condition with a personal dedication from Branislav Radovic inside the front cover.
GERMAN HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOLUME 2. The excellent work by Branislav Radovic volume 2, 2002 publication by Schiffer Publishing covering paratrooper helmets and battle damaged helmets. 300 pages of the most superb close-up colour and many original black and white period photographs covering all aspects of the German helmet, which includes cover, liners, makers, insignia etc., complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE. An excellent condition all steel one-piece stamped belt buckle with a bright finish for a Hitler Youth boy. Heavily marked on the reverse side ‘RZM 4/23’.
GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. Solid construction. Good detail to the face side. Light oxidisation in the lower areas of the wings of the down swept eagle. Non maker marked. Thick needle pin.
GERMAN INVASION MAPS OF GREAT BRITAIN A very rare set of documents comprising four highly detailed booklets and six separate maps which were the preparations for the German invasion of the United Kingdom. After the initial successes of the invasion of France and the low countries, the German's made preparations for the invasion of the United Kingdom. Their preparations were so in depth that these very highly detailed documents were produced in the middle months of 1940. Thankfully through the resistance of the Royal Air force and Adolf Hitler's intentions of eventually invading Russia the projected invasion was cancelled and these highly interesting documents which are only a part of the set that still exist. The first booklet comprises town plans of every major town in England with the exception of London, printed June 1940. The second booklet is a photographic record of important and strategic locations around the United Kingdom with the exception of |London. The book comprises 174 images and when viewing these pictures it is analysed that all of these pictures were taken by German spies in the pre war period. Many are also from the air. Printed 1st August 1940. The third booklet published at the same time is an exact run down of industrial geographical and topographical details needed for any invading army. And the fourth is a booklet also published 1st August 1940 on railway stations on the railway system in Great Britain and Ireland. Accompanying the four booklets are the aforementioned maps which show every detail of life in the United Kingdom including a detailed map of the canal system and railway system. A rare group of documents.
GERMAN IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS 1939. Good non maker marked example. Slight rubbing to the paint on the very high swastika, all the remaining finish is complete to the Iron core Wide tapering pin to the reverse side.although unmarked we have ascertained that this is probably a Paul Meybauer made piece
GERMAN ITALIAN WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. An excellent condition Dachau produced collar patch for the 29th Waffen Grenadier Division Italian No.1. The Division was instituted in November 1943. The collar patch shows the Italian fasces. We have recently purchased a small collection of Dachau made collar patches, this has the white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN KREIGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. An Assmann produced example. Slightly dulled gilt to the exterior finish but good clear strike and in-depth detail. Wide tapering vertical pin on the reverse side with the Assmann mark in raised relief to the very centre of the exploding mine.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A scarce piece of Third Reich insignia being the silver wire weave wreath on very dark blue backing cloth for a Kriegsmarine administrative officers visor cap. Minor oxidisation to the outer leaves. Unused condition. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY. A mint unissued condition Bevo woven gold Kriegsmarine titled cap tally. Full length for going around white or dark blue deck cap.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER STRAPS. A very worn moth damaged set of subdued silver lace shoulder boards, one pip for Oberleutnant with marine coastal artillery green underlay. Moth damage as can be seen from our web images. As removed from tunic but still scarce.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered officers breast eagle, which has been cut from a single sheet of these eagles. Unlike the Bevo weave, which was constructed in rolls, machine embroidered cellion eagles were constructed in large panels and the eagles were cut from them. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered breast eagle in good high deep definition for the Kriegsmarine officers tunic. Slight fraying to edges. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SOLDBUCH TO A LORIENT DEFENDER. Excellent condition soldbuch, printed to cover designated Kriegsmarine. Excellent photograph in the Kriegsmarine field grey uniform showing breast eagle, collar patches and shoulder straps, awarded the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords September 44 during the siege of Lorient. A special entry showing his service as a defender of Lorient from the 5th August 44 to the 8th May 1945.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS KNIGHTS CROSS OIL PAINTING. A hugely impressive oil painting of the submarine Knights Cross winner Heinz Krey. Heinz Krey was born in Wiesbaden in December 1921 and was killed on the 23rd May 1943 in the middle of the North Atlantic. He was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross on the 4th September 1943. This beautiful painting completed in oil on board, shows Krey 3/4 length wearing his Kriegsmarine officers uniform, has recently appeared onto the collectors market from the Wiesbaden area and was in the possession of his family from WWII until today. The painting, which we imagine was executed as a memorial to him on the instruction of his family, was painted after his death. It is signed and dated 'Griessler 1943', it shows Heinz Krey standing with a plain background, wearing his naval junior officers visor cap, Knights Cross at neck, awards worn include the Iron Cross 1st class, the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge and the Kriegsmarine Submarine badge, with the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class to the upper button hole, he is holding a pair of gloves in his right hand and has his left hand on his Kriegsmarine officers dagger. The painting is in a plain battleship grey wood frame, which is extremely typical of the period. In over 35 years of handling military artefacts, which involve many items of the Third Reich we have never been able to obtain or even seen a Submariners Knights Cross officers painting as good as this. It is quite an interesting fact that with the huge amount of artists available in Germany and with it being well within the culture, how very few good paintings are seen of WWII famous personalities, this painting would be a superb backdrop to any collection of either Kriegsmarine or Submariner basis. Krey entered the Kriegsmarine in December 1939 as an engineer officer candidate, he went through various training units and May 1940 was an officer cadet. Krey's U-Boat career was with two boats, U-703 in which he did two patrols totalling 45 days and U-752 again two patrols with a total of 68 days. He was an engineer officer on U-703 and was Chief Engineer on U-752. May 23rd 1943 a British Fairy Swordfish aircraft attacked the U-Boat and killed the Commander and some men on the conning tower, Leutnant Krey took over the command and ordered all men to abandon the U-Boat because two British destroyers arrived quickly and tried to capture the boat Heinz Krey set the explosive charges and blew up the boat, he went down with the submarine losing his life, for that outstanding and unselfish feat he was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross, he was 21 years and 6 months old.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER DRESS BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A cut from roll slightly stained from glue adhesion on the reverse side, a Bevo woven blue on white Kriegsmarine breast eagle for the summer uniform.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL SHORTS. An absolutely mint unissued condition pair of Kriegsmarine tropical shorts worn in North Africa and Italy and the Balkans area. Good size, all complete, profusely stamped to the interior with various numberings with the excellent marking of ‘B.A.W.’ (clothing depot Wilhelmshaven) with the date ‘28th May 1943’.
GERMAN LATE WWII ANKLE BOOTS. Ankle boots probably for walking out dress, these are made from pebbled leather with nailed leather soles with heel plates and multiple studding. Various markings to the interior, stored and dusty but unworn. Condition:
GERMAN LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER PARADE BAYONET FROG. A very rare piece of equipment being the all white patent finished frog that fitted the K.98 rifle bayonet, as worn in a huge amount of photographs showing the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on parade wearing their all white parade equipment. Clearly marked on the reverse side with the maker's name 'Berlin 1936' with some other obscured markings in a rectangle. One complete rivet missing from the front section of the frog where the bayonet is inserted into the leather. To the opposite side half of the rivet is missing. Stitching is still good and securing.
GERMAN LUFTSCHUTZ MEDIUM DUTY HELMET. A fine example of the helmet in a very nice deep mid blue colour with an excellent gold toned Luftschutz decal to the front. The condition of the decal is excellent with only one or two chips and in above average condition throughout. The helmet is the pepper potted style with one or two very small dents, approximately 80% of the original satin sprayed finish is present. The lining is very good and of oilcloth material. The buffers are of cork and the interior paintwork is approximately 90% present. The chipstrap is now missing from the helmet, however the item displays extremely well and externally well above average.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 7.65 HOLSTER. Typically used by Luftwaffe for both ground and air crew duties, these drop holsters are of the highest quality, this being a beautiful example, fully supple and usable in completely untreated leather having off white stitching and metalwork throughout in an unpainted grey colour. Generally used for the Belgium Browning occupation made pistol or used for the Hungarian FFG semi automatic pistol. Profusely stamped with designations to the underside of the lid and having ‘1942’ maker’s mark, three letter coded and Waffen amt stamp to the belt loop.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA ENLISTED MANS CUFF TITLE. An excellent example of the Afrika cuff title introduced by the Luftwaffe on the 16th March 1942 for those who served in the campaign. The construction and lettering is absolutely identical to the version shown on page 135 of the Bender book on cuff titles by Williamson & McGul. The typical font is constructed in a very nice and thick bold lettering with sharp angular detail throughout and the correct machine applied weave can be seen to the rear. The colour remains good and the item is unissued.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE ALUMINIUM ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good well service used one-piece aluminium belt buckle for a Luftwaffe enlisted man. Considerable wear to the detail of the eagle, complete with its aluminium double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE AVIATION MEDICAL KIT PACK. These interesting items were in fact small French back packs that were captured in large quantities in 1940 due to the fall of France and appear to have been re-issued to the Luftwaffe. Some of these have been found with similar Luftwaffe stampings to the interior that would pertain to airfield use. It is believed these were re-packed with medical items and re-issued for aviation personnel to carry medical equipment.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 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 BLUE RUCKSACK. Excellent condition Luftwaffe blue/grey rucksack in superb condition, with its light brown mint condition leather strapping. The top of the rucksack is complete with its closing rope, central closing flap with long leather closing strap, all of the other fittings for attachment to the Y straps complete. Dated ‘44’ on the reverse side with RB number.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG STRAP. An excellent used example of the Luftwaffe bread bag strap in the typical blue grey colour. These are a surprisingly hard element to find to complete a Luftwaffe combat display.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BROWN AND WHITE SUEDE FLYING BOOTS. A most magnificent pair of non heated tan and white suede flying boots, possibly the most attractive of all the Luftwaffe flying boots and would be ideally suited for mounting with a white Bulgarian suit mannequin. Feet with original soles, all strapping complete, original plastic zips, which are ‘RiRi’ marked. Both male/female closing studs to the upper part of each boot working. One small lower strapping cradle on the right hand boot has parted from the main body. A superb pair of boots.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CAMOUFLAGE DOUBLE DECAL M.35 HELMET. A nice subtle camouflage version of the double decal M.35 Luftwaffe combat helmet. This particular paint finish has been observed mostly on Luftwaffe helmets and is an olive green and dark brown red over-spray over the original blue grey finish. This was a very subtle camouflage and the painter has been careful not to over-spray the decal on either side of the helmet. The original finish can be seen coming through the camouflage in areas. The helmet shell itself is a characteristic Q64, with the typical Q shape to the angled front. The Luftwaffe eagle has much deep crazing, this is due to a reaction from the over-spray and the lacquer in the decal. The national colours are beautifully toned and have some surface scratches and areas of damage, however they remain bright and vivid. All three of the liner pins have lost all their paint finish, this is characteristic of the depot re-fitted 1940 type rivets. The interior of the helmet retains much of the original blue grey finish with some areas of corrosion, particularly to the inner crown. The leather liner is rather fragile and a little broken to the rear. The liner band is the typical M.40 zinc type. The helmet has clearly remained uncleaned and untouched since the war’s end and is a fine example of a Luftwaffe camouflage. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CANVAS RUCKSACK. A good example of the blue grey rucksack carried by Luftwaffe personnel. All blue grey canvas remains good with one or two snags and tiny holes. The shoulder harness remains good and complete with belt mounting hooks. The date to the rear is '1942' with a very clear manufacturer's stamp. There is a little ripping to the interior divider and the item remains dusty for storage and would benefit from a good brush cleaning.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 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 DOUBLE DECAL M35 COMBAT HELMET. A good large size ‘NS68’ stamped shell, the exterior retaining much of the original slightly darker Luftwaffe blue shade of paint with some abrasions as can be seen on our web images. The national tri-colour with chipping to the white central section. The Luftwaffe eagle is absolutely undamaged, as is quite common on these early M35 helmets the aluminium rivet heads have lost the majority of their paint. To the interior the original owner’s initials ‘KH’ painted into the inner rear skirt. The mid tan liner in excellent condition although it has seen service wear. All of the tongues complete, original drawstring present, strap missing.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE ELECTRICALLY HEATED LEATHER FLYING SUIT. A very good example of the rare brown Luftwaffe leather two-piece flying suit. Many of the jackets of these Luftwaffe two-piece flying suits were extensively altered after WWII for standard wear in civilian life, this jacket thankfully has only ever had minor alterations, which has not affected its outward appearance of collecting ability and display. The jacket is in its original configuration of having an upper left hand breast pocket, which closes with a male/female closing system. It still has its blue/purple velvet collar, both lower sleeves have the original zipped apertures and both have their original RAPID zips with a button closing at the base of the sleeves. The front closure, which was always a 5 button closure with a fly front has been altered to a 6 button closure with a new leather fly front inserted out of view behind the front of the jacket. The base of the jacket was always closed with a male/female pop stud system, which has now been removed. The interior has been relined and the interior windproof cuffs removed plus the electrical connections on the base of each sleeve. To the upper right breast the stitches remain where the Luftwaffe eagle has been removed. Accompanying this jacket are a good set of the matching leather flying trousers, electrically heated these still have their electrical connections fitted. The body is zipped by RAPID it is complete and would appear to have had some restoration. to the interior lining the original label is still intact but the details are very faint and the date is unclear. The two main leg pockets are complete including the flare pocket to the right hand side. The two lower leg zips are marked ‘DRP’ one is fully operational the other is complete but needs attention to close the zip. The upper side pocket zips and the access zip on the left hand side are all of the plastic variety, two of which have their original zip pullers and one is missing. Attached to the lower right hand pocket of the trousers is the Deutsche Luftwaffe armband, which was worn by many aviators to identify them in the event of a crash landing in friendly territory. One tear to this armband. A good rare suit.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 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.42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good Luftwaffe M.42 single decal combat helmet, approximately 80% of the original paint finish remaining to the exterior skull. The decal is complete with some abrasions as can be viewed on our web images. The paint has removed itself from two of the three liner retaining rivet heads. Interior leather liner still retaining much original colour mixed with obvious wear use. The original drawstring is complete. Stamped size 56. The tip of one tongue is torn, the strap is missing. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.43 VISOR FIELD CAP. An excellent condition very large size Luftwaffe M.43 enlisted ranks field cap. Excellent nap of cloth overall, complete with the unusual configuration of a machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue eagle with a Bevo woven national roundel below. Standard twin button front. Grey silk lined with RB numbers clearly and size ‘58’. Sweat wear evident to the interior of the forehead area.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD. Excellent condition overall, no threads loose, complete with both button fixing, cords, good finish to the central Luftwaffe eagle and swastika surrounded by a wreath.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OBERGEFREITER’S FLIGHT BLOUSE. A good service worn and all complete Luftwaffe Obergefreiter’s flight blouse being in very large size which is highly unusual flight blouses, which generally are found in small sizes. When this flight blouse was first issued it was fitted with stitch-on shoulder boards, this has been converted by the Luftwaffe Obergefreiter into slip-on style and slight puckering of the cloth where the sleeves meet the shoulder is evident. The garment is totally moth free, the general body is thin in the unprotected areas of nap. No tears or repairs. Good stitching lines still visible. A set of slip-on yellow silk piped shoulder boards with unusually silk based yellow collar patches instead of the normal wool with two gulls to each collar patch. Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to second buttonhole. Standard machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey backing eagle attached to the breast and still in its original configuration. One Obergefreiter sleeve patch to the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Loops for three awards to the breast, all original buttons present, slight stitched repairs to the base of the cuffs where the material has worn thin. All original skeleton lining present with maker’s mark to the inside pocket of ‘Ruppel’ with size stamping of the garment. An excellent example of the other ranks flight blouse for possible mannequin display.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BROCADE BELT RUNNERS. Very often the brocade runners are missing from Luftwaffe officer brocade belts, we have a matched pair in superb condition.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A well service worn Luftwaffe visor cap, the main body in excellent condition no moth damage to the Luftwaffe heavy ribbed material. The mohair centre band is all intact without any damage from moth. The majority of the silver wire waffenfarbe has oxidised, the national eagle and cockade are the matching set originally fitted to the cap with some strands to the insignia loose. Front peak trim complete with one 2cm section slightly loose from the main fibre peak. Standard officers silver wire cap cords. The cap has a jaunty battle worn look, various parts of the light tan sweat band are missing as can be seen on our web images. The centre celluloid lozenge is also missing and the interior is heavily stained through wear use. The cap is ideal for a mannequin representing a service flyer.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE OXYGEN MASK. A ground dug example of the Luftwaffe oxygen mask model 10/67 01. some years ago a quantity of Luftwaffe 10/67 01 oxygen masks were discovered close to an airfield in Czechoslovakia, this is one of those examples. The face mask has solidified, complete with a replacement canvas and metal flying helmet fitting system, the tube is complete with its connector base in Bakelite at the end of the tube, the tube is slightly distorted.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE PADDLE EXTENSION ARM. Single extension arm for the Luftwaffe paddle used with the rescue dingy.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE STRAIGHT LEG COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent set completely free of moth of the Luftwaffe straight leg 36 trousers. Nap superb overall, complete with its wide rear adjuster strap and double pronged buckle. One rear pocket, buttoned, two angled side pockets, buttoned, without flaps, one watch fob pocket with ringed holder. All buttons are totally original. The white/cream cotton lining full size stamped and a Berlin maker of ‘Richers Grasser’.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE SUMMER WEIGHT NON HEADPHONE FLYING HELMET. The fly helmets constructed in the identical material to the one-piece summer flying suit, this example very clean, all leather fitments, strapping and male/female button closures complete. Silk lining in gold to the interior with a beautiful silk woven ‘G.A.Hoffmann, Berlin 1939’ dated, ‘58’ size stamp label. Also LBA acceptance stamped to the interior leather of the chinstrap with matching date ‘39’.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TRANSPORT NCO TRADE PATCH. The circular trade patch, machine woven in grey on Luftwaffe blue grey background for transport NCO.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL FLAK SHOULDER BOARD. The heavy quality single shoulder board for a Luftwaffe tropical tunic NCO in a flak artillery unit, red silk piping, complete with slip-on tab.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A khaki drill colour Luftwaffe tropical shirt, long sleeves, three button pullover style, two upper breast pockets with flaps, all with zinc buttons. Generally good condition with slight tearing to the upper edges of the collar. Classic long pointed collar tips. To the upper left breast as the shirt is viewed there is a clear indication of the triangular Luftwaffe tropical eagle attachment.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 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 WINTER FUR HAT. This particular cut of cap was used both by the Army and the Luftwaffe, the Army version being in field grey and the Luftwaffe version having the Luftwaffe blue grey cloth body. The Luftwaffe version is considerably rarer than the Army counterpart and this particular example is in excellent overall condition. The medium weight Luftwaffe cloth has some wear to the nap as one would expect from a combat used hat, the lining is good and clear with little age damage and just a few grease stains to the front of the forehead area. The silver grey quilted cloth has an excellent large manufacturer's stamp as well as a size stamp of 56 applied. The rabbit fur is excellent throughout and has not lost any of its texture and overall appearance. The black rayon tie cord is still in place as well as the black Bakelite button for attaching under the neck. An excellent and rare item of Luftwaffe headdress and would have been seen worn in campaigns such as Norway and of course the Russian front. The overall condition being superb, this would be hard example to improve upon.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE WOMEN’S TROUSERS. A rare piece of Luftwaffe uniform being the long blouse trousers worn by Luftwaffe Helferin. Generally superb condition, one tiny area of smoothness to the cloth, otherwise all nap present. No moth damage anywhere to the garment. Correct configuration of twin front angled pockets with double button flaps. Luftwaffe grey silk lining. Side button enclosure. Good size.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE WRIST COMPASS. The liquid filled compass used by Luftwaffe aviation personnel with its standard length wrist leather strap. Fully functional. Marked on the reverse side ‘AK39 FL 23235/1’.
GERMAN M.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.35 CAMO HELMET. A stunning combat helmet over sprayed in tan and green. Clearly an M.35 brought up to M.40 standards having a single decal lying beneath the camouflage paint. The quality of the decal has masked the rust bleed and this makes the decal stand out clearly from the paintwork. The interior lining is the M.40 type in pig skin. The original chin strap is present but a little fragile. The helmets shell is marked 'SE 1964.' A stunning combat helmet.
GERMAN M.40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. An excellent and much used camouflage helmet being in a slightly lime green colour with traces of a darker green camouflage in areas. There is much rust bleed and scratching to the paint as well as typical combat wear and tear. The liner remains fairly good and again there are traces of green paint to the interior and to the liner band. The helmet was probably a Luftwaffe helmet as the interior appears to be in a slightly grey/blue colour. The original draw cord is present and the leather remains relatively good and supple. All pins are good and tight and show considerable oxidisation to the heads and surrounding the heads there is also consummate wear and tear and rust. All pins have clearly not been messed with and their backing plates show good clear rust.
GERMAN M.40 SAND CAMOUFLAGE ARMY HELMET. A classic example of an AK helmet being the 1940 pattern steel helmet with clear signs of once being a single decal. The paint finish to the exterior is a beautiful golden sand okra tone. There is much chipping to the paint surface and areas of paint loss, this type of wear is characteristic of a helmet that has lain on the battlefield for several years after the combat. The paint is clearly hand applied. Some of the grey green paint remains below and the clear area of the decal can be seen. The interior of the helmet is in the same condition, showing much of its original grey green finish. The liner is the M.40 type and is rather dry but complete and there are some areas of wear where the leather has turned over the sweatband. The metal fingers holding the liner in place are a little damaged at the rear. A highly interesting and evocative Afrika helmet. True Afrika Korps helmets are one of the most difficult for the collector to find. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN M.40 SINGLE DECAL CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A much combat worn and clearly battlefield found single decal over-painted M.40. The helmet we believe at one time was a tri-colour camouflage in the typical Normandy configuration with an ordnance tan base, green and plum red stripes overall. The overall condition shows much surface pitting, however much of the original green and tan also remain in place. The lining is very dry and complete and is supple, it has its original draw cord in place, the chin strap is missing. The helmet is marked 'EF66'. The interior paintwork is in much the same condition. It is clearly an object that has laid for some years on the battlefield.
GERMAN M.40 SS SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A battle field worn M.40 single decal Waffen SS combat helmet, possibly 70% of original paint finish remaining, quite serious chipping to the finish in the crown area. The SS decal as can be seen by our web images has some quite serious abrasions that can obviously be seen as an original SS issue helmet. To the interior the liner is virtually complete, one tongue has removed itself from the main body, the other tongues are complete and held together with the original drawstring but frail, also what is known as American red rot has taken hold of the front of the inner lining where the main body of the lining has separated itself from the zinc liner band.
GERMAN M.42 NON DECAL LUFTWAFFE STEEL HELMET. An absolute textbook example of the rare non decaled Luftwaffe M.42 helmet. To find non decaled Luftwaffe blue grey helmets is rarer than finding their army equivalents. It seems that the Luftwaffe was down sizing towards 43, 44 and 45 and thus the need for helmets was less and more were produced using the decals. This has approximately 80% of the original slightly roughened blue grey paint to the exterior with some rust staining, scratches and some small areas of paint loss, however the overall condition is excellent, all rivets match exactly and are good and tight to the helmet shell. Interestingly the lining is of typical M.40 type with the zinc head band. The chin strap holding the bales are the earlier squared zinc type, these are clearly an over-run from the M.35 type liner band and liner bands with these mixed elements are sometime found. The liner leather is good and supple with some wear to the edges. It is in a good light tan colour with some sweat staining. There is a soldier's name written to the front portion of the leather. The original draw cord is present. There is a little distortion to the secondary metal band holding the leather liner in place. The reverse side of the rivets clearly shows no disturbance whatsoever and some minor corrosion where they are turned over. The helmet has typical late war production markings to the rear of the shell reading 'CKL' being the code for the ET factory. The size is a little obscured but we believe it to be a good large 66.
GERMAN M16 DRINKING CUP. This item is part of an extensive Imperial German collection recently purchased. An interesting example of the standard enamelled late war cup, however, in a very bright shade of lime green. Most of these are in a very definite field grey colour, however, this interesting variation shows the massive amount of difference in production in a wartime country.
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 NAVAL SOUWESTER HAT. These hats were worn in extreme foul weather conditions upon the decks of many of the Kreigsmarine's vessels, this item is in a grey rubberised cloth. It appears to have been stored and unissued. There are faint traces of the original chalk cutters markings upon the exterior. There are numerous stamps to the interior including a size 60 stamp and factory addresses for Hamburg and a clear date of '1940'. A very rare and often overlooked item of Kreigsmarine headdress.
GERMAN NAVY BREAD BAG. Although the item was issued and used pre war, these were used also during WWI by naval troops engaged in land combat. This is of typical construction with a fixed very wide shoulder strap and a single button closure to the front. It is profusely stamped to the interior with a very clear 'BAW 15.5.07' date as well as various unit markings being 'HM2 630' and a printed German name tape sewn in place. The item is of the pre war reddish brown heavy canvas material that has faded in places, there is some staining however no rips or tears or damage to the material. A excellent and rare item of equipment.
GERMAN NEUE DEUTSCHE BAUKUNST -THE NEW GERMAN ARCHITECTURE. This large A4 size book containing 95 pages published in Berlin in 1941 and introduced by Albert Speer. Virtually every page, apart from the first 14, have the most beautiful black and white photographs of examples of the new German art in architecture. Many public and private buildings and projects, both completed and projected are shown. An excellent work for the student of architecture of the Third Reich period. Recently purchased by Regimentals in a small collection of early German publications.
GERMAN NORDSEE SA OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A fine quality silver wire national eagle woven on green Bevo backing with a SA brown surrounding Bevo weave, possibly for NordseeSA. Folded, as worn on a cap, but no indication of stitch marks where removed. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN NSKK CAP EAGLE. The triangular form very attractive beautifully Bevo woven NSKK eagle on royal blue background. Cut from roll.
GERMAN NSKK MARINE OFFICER’S WAIST BELT AND BUCKLE. The long brown leather belt with its original runner with the gilded pebbled rectangular buckle. See NSKK Uniforms, Organisations and History by John R. Angolia and David Littlejohn page 218 for in-depth detail of this belt buckle.
GERMAN OFFICERS JACK BOOTS. A good pair of jack boots with all their canvas pulls. Steel heel cleats and toe cleats complete. Slight crazing to the leather overall but generally in excellent condition.
GERMAN 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 BOOK 'DIED ORDNUNGSPOLIZEI'. The very rare book of the German Ordnungspolizei of which we have only had three copies in over 30 years. This is a classic example of German printing of the 1930's and 40's, measuring 10 inches x 13 inches. The outer bound canvas cover is in police green with the large Third Reich Police insignia silver embossed with the central black swastika to the front cover. The binding is unusual for a book of such quality. The colour and printed plates are placed within the cover, punch holed and then held together with cord. There then follows thirteen coloured prints showing 13 different aspects of uniforms of the German Ordnungspolizei, beginning with the carrying of the Police standard and ending with two police officers standing together. The quality of the artistry and depth of colour is absolutely magnificent. All of the hand drawn images were produced by Knotel, Herbert Knotel has signed all his work 'Knotel D.J' was a well known military artist from 1893 to 1963. Between the colour plates there are extra plates with text describing the uniforms and the arms of service that they represented. At the end of the book there is a four page section on the construction of the Ordnungspolizei system within Germany. A most magnificent book for the police collector.
GERMAN POLICE OFFICERS ARM EAGLE. A very finely embroidered heavy bullion wire police eagle on police green backing cloth, as removed from tunic.
GERMAN POLICE SERVICE PASS. The police version of the army and Waffen SS soldbuch, entries from June 1942 to October 43, he was the highest rank of an NCO being a Wachtmeister Der Polizei. The book shows actions against partisans, he was killed in action fighting soviet partisans 5th October 1943 while serving with the Gendarmerie Zug (Motorised No.5).
GERMAN 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 REICHKRIEGERBUND OFFICIAL'S CAP EAGLE. Aluminium stamped with black enamelled Iron Cross to the breast of the eagle. All three fixing pins remaining. Ges Gesch marked with maker number to the reverse side. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN SA BREAD BAG. An exceptionally good condition olive drab bread bag with profuse SA markings. The exterior condition is excellent with all white stitching showing to the leather fittings. All metal buttons are complete. Stamped inside the flap on the bread bag 'SA Gruppe Sudwest Standarte 479' with large '1934' date within a rectangle block. It is extremely hard to get any form of SA equipment which is unit marked.
GERMAN SA ERASED ROHM DAGGER. A good example of the Model 33 SA mans dagger having a superb blade with the faint remains of the Anton Wingen maker. The dagger was originally with a full Ernst Rohm inscription which has been erased and in the course of the erasing has partly obscured the Anton Wingen Junior maker’s logo, otherwise all cross grain finish remaining, good bright blade. The standard heavy nickel upper and lower grip fittings, high quality national eagle and swastika with undamaged SA inset. The grip has the beautiful grain pattern totally undamaged. The scabbard, which was originally an anodised scabbard and has lost much of the anodising on the reverse side but with a good degree to the face side remaining. The nickel plating to the upper and lower scabbard mounts is good with all four screws intact.
GERMAN 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 SMALL HITLER HEAD PLAQUE. A small wall mounted side profile head of Adolf Hitler measuring 7cms x 5.5cms. Some of the bronze finish is scratched from the edges and from the raised side face of Adolf Hitler. Complete with its hanging hook on the reverse side.
GERMAN SPORTS VEST SINGLE EAGLE. The uncut from the roll German Bevo woven sports vest eagle. Gold Bevo weave with large black swastika. Complete with its Bevo maker's name to the base of the insignia.
GERMAN SS MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A completely original example of the scarce side cap as worn by other ranks of the SS. This combat example has to the front the skull and SS eagle, however these have frayed and are worn through age. Interestingly just to the top of the skull one can see a small bar tack, this was used to affix the scarce coloured soutache which was worn for a short period upon these caps. The liner is of typical dirty grey twill cotton and is profusely marked with makers mark, size and coding. There are some rust stains and the nap of the cloth shows considerable wear, however the item is an extremely evocative combat piece.
GERMAN SS POLICE MAGAZINE. We have four good examples of the magazine Kriminalistik, this magazine is published on behalf of the Reichsfuhrer SS and Chief of the German Police, it shows great detail of monthly activities of the Police Service across German. A very impressive looking cover. The dates we have are 'October 1942' 'December 1942' 'July 1939' and 'December 1939'. Priced per copy.
GERMAN SS SCHARFUHRER SHOULDER BOARD. A good single slip on shoulder board for the rank of SS Scharfuhrer. Standard black central cloth to shoulder board with one row of tropical NCO lace with lemon yellow artificial silk piping for a signals unit.
GERMAN SS SNOW SHOES. An extremely rare piece of SS mountain troop equipment being the all metal snow shoes, in their original white paint with their leather strapping arrangement fitted and ready to place around the boots of the SS mountain trooper. Clearly marked 'SS' within a circle, '39/36' followed by 'RZM' within a circle. The leather straps are in perfect condition with all the stitching strong and usable and would be an ideal item to finish the mannequin of a SS mountain trooper. Condition:
GERMAN STUG 3 - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION MODEL. A superb and rare original presentation model of a Stug 3 (Sturmgeschutz mobile assault gun). During WWII the concept of the mobile assault gun was primarily used by the forces of the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. The Germans were the first to develop the concept culminating in the Sturmgeschutz 3, known as the Stug 3. Armed with a high velocity dual purpose 75mm gun the training ground for these assault gun battalions was in Burg, Lower Saxony. This superb, possibly apprentice made, model was presented to an officer in Burg in 1944. It measures 13 inches long complete to the tip of the barrel, 6½ inches wide and 4 3/4 inches in height. It is perfectly detailed, the 75mm gun traverses from left to right plus elevations up and down. It is still with its original paint finish, which is a camouflage finish. There is evidence of slight damage to the left fender and minor scratches and some corrosion. It is complete with its original chain link track and beautiful original stencilling and is mounted on its original WWII presentation wooden plaque. The only items that appear to be missing from the model are the aerial from behind the turret. The model completely lifts off its base, it is only secured by placing the chain links into a series of four fixed nails. Adhered to the wooden base is its original presentation label. It was a gift to a Major Haurberg, 'With best wishes 3rd July 1944', and dated '1.7.44 Burg'. This hand crafted label is protected by a section of Perspex, all contemporary to the period. In the world of period models this is a superb example and ranks amongst the best we have ever had.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY WINTER HAT. An exceptionally nice item of headdress being the functional winter service cap that was worn extensively on the Russian Front. The item is in a good medium size and is made from field grey cloth throughout in good condition overall with no moth damage whatsoever. The very soft fur flap is excellent and have not suffered loss of the fur. The original rayon mix tie cord is present to the top and the lining is again of quilted rayon. There is a nice large white stamped RB number to the interior. The cap has never had insignia affixed and most were worn like this throughout operations.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction non maker marked example of the General Assault Bar Badge. Good silver remaining in the lower area of the award, all of the high spots have rubbed to a grey finish. Thick needle vertical pin on the reverse side with original hook. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LIGHTWEIGHT Y STRAPS. A classic pair of the Y straps that were greatly favoured by paratroopers as well as luftwaffe field division personnel. These were also used by police and mounted units. This is a typical combat quality pair with a rough-out blackened leather outer and a brown interior with numerous issue stampings including stampings from film theatre use and a good regimental marking and date of '43' to the reverse leather.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD WOMENS BROOCH. The oval shaped grey metal neck brooch worn by women who have retired from active service in the Women's RAD. We have recently acquired an original shop window display board, possibly from the Company of Assmann, which comprises of a high degree of RAD and Teno insignia. To offer this as one complete board would be prohibitively too expensive, therefore we have decided to split this board. The images on the web site show the board in its original format, as well as the individual items listed.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WINDSCHUTZBRILLE BOXED GOGGLES. A super pair in their original cardboard box, this type being manufactured by Winter, Winter were one of the rarer manufacturers. The goggles are in excellent condition with just a little congealing and very light perishing to the centre however the rubber remains good and flexible. The clear lenses installed in the goggles are very good, within the box is a spare elastic strap, various other lenses in their rayon German typically stamped anti scratch cases. To find a boxed pair in such good condition is very difficult. SC55
GERMAN THIRD REICH 18 YEAR POLICE LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the Police Long Service Medal for 18 years. The award is mint bright, with all its frosted finish to edges. Complete with its blue ribbon with the fully embroidered police insignia in grey thread to the middle of the ribbon. In its original fitted box. The box has the lower front edge missing of the cover. Fully titled in silver to the exterior '18', surrounded by a half sprig of leaves. Edges broken to the top short section of the lid.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 1941 DATED JERRY CAN. The standard German Armed Forces jerry can, 20 litre, clearly stamped '1941', with its closing cap all complete. Minor indentations. Some surface rust and some original paint finish remaining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 1st OKTOBER 38 MEDAL. Excellent condition entry into Czechoslovakia Medal with all copper finish remaining. Slight sheen to the short section of ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 25 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL CITATION. A very attractive totally undamaged, non punch holed A4 size citation for State Inspector Franz Lippelt, dated ‘29th November 1938’. Facsimile signature of State Secretary Meissner with large embossed eagle and swastika to the citation to the lower left hand side. BCC10
GERMAN THIRD REICH 7 X 50 BINOCULARS. An unusual pair of the standard 7 x 50 Dienstglas, marked to the frame 'Dienstglas 7 x 50' issue number, then coding 'DEH' plus sign below the maker coding. The optics are good and complete with their original strap. Unusually the body is painted in the same colour grey green paint as the heavy submarine commanders binoculars. One of the eyepieces is slightly discoloured. Some abrasions to the paint finish. All adjusters to the eyepieces are working correctly. In its original leather carrying case, which is '1943' dated and waffen amt stamped. Good white stitching to the case complete with its belt loop.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 8 YEAR POLICE LONG SERVICE MEDAL. CASED. A superb condition 8 year Police Long Service medal with its original ribbon. Interestingly the lower level Police Long Service medal at 8 years is more difficult to obtain than the 18 or 25 year silver and gold crosses. BC14
GERMAN THIRD REICH 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION PAIR OF CITATIONS. A large A4 sized citation for the Army 4th Class Long Service Medal awarded to Unteroffizier Robert Lesaar, awarded 4th Apil 1938, signed by the 9th Division Commander. Slight tear to the upper left hand side of the citation. Large beautifully illustrated sports vest citation on hard card, A4 size for a 1500 metre race whilst Lesaar was a member of the 2nd Company Jager Regiment 57, which later fought in the invasion of France.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS 2ND PATTERN CAP. A classic example of the Afrika Korps cap, this version is made from good heavyweight material and shows typical 2nd pattern features including the Rexene and cotton headband. There is a good date of '43' and RB numbering. Unfortunately one side of the cap has suffered from mouse chewing during storage. Two of the eyelets are now missing and the other two eyelets are present however they are deeply patinated. The original factory mounted roundel and factory hand stitched eagle are excellent and in place. A good original example, however in slightly below average condition, thus priced accordingly.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS BELT SET. A very good combat used set being of an olive green colour indicating early issue. The buckle has the original webbing tag, again in an early olive colour. All binding to the edges is absolutely typical. There is a little unthreading and minor damage to the tab upon the buckle. The condition throughout is matching and only lightly worn. There are faint traces of Czechoslovakian ink stampings, however they are difficult to read upon the hook end of the belt. Also there are reissue stamps to the belt from the late 40,s
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS GAS MASK TIN. An absolutely magnificent and totally untouched gas mask tin that has received a number of coats of paint, the final one being a spray applied ordnance tan in the semi dark shade of beige. There is much rust bleed, areas of blistering and wear. There is some fine bleaching to the paint and the whole can has a wonderful dusty almost frost-like patination overall. The original pull tab is present and the lower belt mounting hook is present, however the upper straps are now missing. The item speaks absolute volumes and is unmistakeably original. An absolutely wonderful candidate to complete the Afrika display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS MANS CUFF TITLE. An excellent army issue Afrika band in used and clearly combat veteran type condition. One can clearly see where it was removed from a tunic and the element that was tucked into the seam of the tunic still remains clean and undamaged, the rest has developed a good patination brown mole skin material. There is darkening and dirt to the edging and there is some fraying to the edge braid due to the constant use of the soldier causing wear to the object. The embroidery is excellent and there is no pulls or damage to the word 'AFRIKA' or the two palms. An absolutely wonderful combat item of insignia.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS MOUNTED BREECHES. A rare pair of trousers being in the standard pantaloon cut with laced calf closures with extensively reinforced crotch and rear elements, these presumably were for the prospect of mounted units being deployed in Africa and were probably worn by those units of artillery. The overall condition is excellent throughout with only minor discoloration to the olive heavy corded cloth. The lining is of typical tan drill material with numerous German stampings. The original integral element remains and the condition overall is very good with all buttons present. These are in a good mannequin size and would look excellent with a pair of high laced Afrika Korps boots. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS 2nd PATTERN CAP. A very scarces 2nd pattern Afrika Korps cap for an Officer rank having silver bullion piping factory applied. The cap carries an upgraded version of the insignia being a metal army eagle and metal cockade, the cap cloth shows no sign of having any other insignia removed therefor this insignia configuration is not field adapted, The interior sweatband is also of a superior quality being in cloth rather than ersatz paper. The maker mark and size 59 are clear and present upon the standard issue red cotton lining. All airvents are in place with original paint still in tact, the side of the cap carries a metal edelweiss to signify the officer was a qualified Mountain Trooper. The rear of the cap has been adapted to fit a smaller head so the size 59 makers mark inside is not the actually fit size of the cap, it has been field reduced to a much smaller size. The only damage to the item is on the opposite side to the edelwiess, being a small section of cloth missing, it appears to be the result of rodent damage or simply a piece of cloth cut away.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS CLOTHING BAG. A rare element of the Afrika Korps specific equipment being the all webbing and canvas clothing bag, these were to carry officers essentials and could be hung by a reinforced upper mantle to areas of tentage. There are various interior pockets with various large Prym press studs to hold toiletries and other uniform items as well as larger interior based pockets with typical tabs marked 'LUX'. To the front is a rope type closure that would have had string or rope through the alloy eyelets to lace it shut. There are various other flaps, straps and attachments to both the top and bottom of the bag. There is some light dirt and a little staining to areas of the bag consummate with service wear and very nicely written to the carrying handle are the soldiers details in German type indelible script.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS RING. A bazaar made ring worn by a member of the Afrika Korps. The face having the inscription ‘Tripoli’ with minarets and palm trees. To either side of the shank are more images of palm trees and minarets. Large size ring.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS SHOULDER BOARD. An extremely rare single slip-on shoulder board for an Afrika Korps mountain trooper. The lace fitted to the board is of the continental colour in subdued grey. Artificial silk mountain green piping. Complete with its fitting tab.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS TIE. A nice example of an Afrika Korps tie with a nice slightly bleached look to it. There are some areas of minor wear, however the tie is good with a very clear RB stamp to the rear.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AGRICULTURAL ASSOCATION AWARD. Large circular medallion for the Reich Agricultural Association. Traces of oxidisation to the award on both sides but much original gilt remaining. 48mm in diameter. In its original titled box with the gilt lettering slightly dull but clearly can be read 'Ehrenpreismunze Des Reichsnahrstandes'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALL STEEL HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE. An unmarked buckle of typical mid to late war construction. The overall condition is excellent with just surface rubbing to highlights and a little surface staining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS BLACK BREAD BAG. RZM produced example of the bread bag. The bag is lightly used and of a deep charcoal black colour. There is grease to the rear where it has clearly been worn for prolonged periods and all alloy buttons are the sunburst type with three holes, which is typical of Allgemeine usage and the central hook is present and of a bright steel. A single D ring to the front for water bottle attachment is present. The interior is devoid of any markings and these markings were often simply in a white paint stamp which wore away. A very rare Allgemeine accessory in excellent condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS BREECHES. Excellent condition pair of black Allgemeine SS enlisted mans breeches. The breeches are constructed out of the less commonly encountered smooth material. No moth, damage or staining. White/cream cotton lining. Clearly size stamped with the faint remains of the VA 193? Date to the upper inner lining. Black breeches can easily be confused with breeches from the NSKK, these are definitely Allgemeine SS issue. All the buttons are of the cogwheel variety with the exception of the fly buttons and pocket buttons which are plain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS TORNISTER. A basically excellent condition canvas tornister with fur inlay to the rear section, all in black leather, grey green canvas. Unfortunately missing its shoulder straps, which are available on the collectors market. All of the exterior metal fittings are complete and good that the exterior shoulder straps would attach to. All the interior compartments good. Complete with its original silk SS issue label plus an RZM marked canvas label marked ‘Tornister’ dated ‘1938’. Any items of equipment marked to the Allgemeine SS in this manner are rare.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS TORNISTER. An excellent example of the pony fur type back pack manufactured by RZM for SS issue having an excellent and clear stamping to the mantle, including the ‘VA’ with the circle and a date of ‘1938’. The shoulder straps are missing, however the fixings are still present as well as the special swivel ‘T’ type removable attachment rivets. The whole item is in good condition and all of the fur remains to the pack. There are all interior elements complete with straps and closure buckles. All metal fittings are aluminium throughout. A very displayable item of rare Allgemeine equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGMEINE SS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A set of straight leg trousers with turn-ups as worn by members of the Allgemeine SS. Very fine quality doe skin. Two angled side pockets with one semi hidden watch fob pocket with buttoned flap. One rear pocket buttoned but without flap. Brace button fitted. No moth, damage or staining, absolutely mint.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AMMUNITION TIN. A super '43' dated example of the typical ammunition carrying tin finished in factory applied ordnance tan paint. There is some rust bleed and many areas of chipping and to one side there appears to be a number '4' painted, this again is rather chipped but would appertain probably to the machine gun the tin was used in conjunction with.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent condition 4 Year Armed Forces Long Service medal, complete with its blue ribbon. BC175
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. An excellent example of an early to mid war bread bag as would have been carried by army and SS as well as Kriegsmarine land based personnel. The item is of standard configuration in an olive green mid weight linen type material with central hook and hanging loops, the rear having two small D rings for strap carrying. To the front various passes and D rings for mounting equipment. One or two of the dish buttons are missing, however one interesting feature for the equipment enthusiast is the use of blue grey Kriegsmarine type leather to reinforce the interior details.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES WATER BOTTLE SET. The typical late war set with the cotton and wool mixed fabric outer cover and the painted pressed tin cup. The tin has spidering to much of the exterior paint with a very good high percentage of the green remaining over the red oxide paint. The carrying harness is of pebbled leather with carbine clip functioning. All press studs appear to correctly work. The water bottle is '44' marked to the neck and the cup is also '44' marked and of the same manufacturer. A super set.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED FORCES WATER BOTTLE. An exceptional example of a standard water bottle with a mid to late war cotton mix covering, this has a seamed edge and press studs to the side. The leather harness is complete and supple and unbroken. The original carbine hook is good and clear with most of its original paint. The original thin pressed tin late war cup is present with a good makers mark and '43' date. The whole unit is well above average and is a fine example of a rare item to find in such good condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMED SERVICES BREAD BAG. An excellent combat used bread bag in dusty stored condition, all straps are complete and all buttons are present. This item would make a superb representation to display with the combat soldier. It is slightly used with only minor fraying. A central item of the German soldiers combat equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY BREAD BAG. A bread bag as used by SS and Army personnel, this item is particularly appealing in that it is combat used and clearly stored from the war's end. This came from a large accumulation of items purchased from a Belgium farmer recently. The original sewn name tag has been removed, probably by the soldier but many of the remains are present. The straps are a little stiff, however still supple enough to close and amount upon a mannequin. All zinc buttons are oxidised. The original clip is present to the rear. Both original steel D rings are present to the rear with again corrosion to the buckles. A real example that was found in the Ardennes area and far more appealing than many of the mint examples available on the market today.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent pair of trousers known as the Keihose, the form having a slight balloon appearance with the legs tapered. Wide waistband with loops. Twin angled hip pockets without flaps but buttoned and one rear hip pocket, again without flap but buttoned. Grey silk lined to the waistband. Heavy cotton twill to the pocket bags. The markings inside are of a French costumier company. The nap to the cloth is excellent overall and no moth damage.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY GENERALS CAR PENNANT. A most beautifully constructed army General’s car pennant, in its original frame with Perspex cover and with hanging rod for affixing to a motor vehicle. Measurements of the flag within its frame are 26cm x 39cm. The flag itself a beautifully embroidered armed forces wide out stretched winged eagle and swastika, laid on an olive drab field with to the upper and lower edges of the flag a length of tress with intertwined gold swastikas. All situated in its chromium plated high quality manufactured frame, which is affixed to its pole. The small acorn that screws to the top of the pole is unfortunately mixing. A beautiful item.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY ISSUE NARVIK SHIELD. A good example of the Narvik Shield on its army field grey green backing. Some subduing to the silvered finish of the shield itself with some of the finish remaining in the lower field area. The field grey backing is good with its paper backing. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY ISSUE NARVIK SHIELD. A good example of the Narvik Shield on its army field grey green backing. Some minor oxidisation to the metal in the upper part of the edelweiss flower and to the second half of the date '40'. Field grey backing excellent with all its original paper backing intact.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY ISSUED NARVIK SHIELD. A good example of the army issued Narvik Shield. Some oxidisation, which has caused the colour to disappear from the edges of the Third Reich eagle and the complete edges of the shield itself, this has been caused probably through damp storage, however the field grey green backing cloth is all intact as is the paper backing. The glue adhering the paper backing to the metal back plate is held firm however the paper backing has delaminated itself from the field grey cloth backing, but is not damaged as can be seen by our web images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY KRIM SHIELD. Virtually unused condition army Krim Shield with field grey backing cloth. The shield has at least 50% of its original finish remaining. The back plate is intact with one fixing pin missing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. A good example of the circular army officers belt buckle. Good strike to the laurel leaf. No makers mark. Complete with its single keepers. These buckles were worn primarily on the brocade parade belt but have been seen worn in combat service on leather belts.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS PARADE BELT. An extremely good condition and large size army officers brocade parade belt. No oxidisation to the brocade, some light fraying to edges but complete with both of its brocade runners. Stamped aluminium circular parade officers buckle. Beautiful velvet lined belt with a double pronged keeper protected by a velvet patch to one of the brocade runners. Unusually the leather tab is clearly dated ‘1944’ with a rather indistinct maker’s stamp in circular form.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY PANZER HAUPTMANN'S STITCH ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A superb service worn matched pair of stitch-in shoulder boards for an Army Panzer Hauptmann of standard construction for stitch-in style. Pink wool underlay, standard exterior subdued weave, the two lower rank pips for when the wearer was original an Oberleutnant match completely, both Gothic style Panzer letter 'P's match in colour, consistency and design. There is a slight difference in the two further rank pips added when the wearer was promoted to a Hauptmann.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY PANZER TROUSERS. An excellent pair of the rare trousers designed for wear with the black Army Panzer wrap over jacket. This style of trouser in black are the only designs specifically to be worn with the Panzer jacket. The nap to the cloth is superb, long black trousers with tapered bottoms. Six button fly front, all buttons complete including the twin buttons for the angled pocket flaps and the two rear pocket flaps. The three pronged hidden waist belt is missing. The white/cream lining is all intact and with good colour. Fully size stamped with a clear designation 'M.43'. There is no damage to any part of these trousers. Interestingly there must be a huge amount of rayon mix in this particular pair of trousers, underneath the pocket flaps the colour still remains a darker shade of black. Because of the rayon mix the trousers have been exposed on their face side to sunlight, possibly on a collectors mannequin and have faded mildly. A superb pair.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. A good Presstoff parade belt, complete with its inner adjustable tab, which is far longer than normally encountered and complete with its two piece silvered finish army buckle, which has excellent definition to the circular centre. Two slits are to the very point of the leather belt, which of course is hidden when the belt is attached to the wearer.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SIGNALS NCO'S TUNIC. A superb condition model 40 issue combat tunic that has been heavily modified by a Senior Signals NCO. Large size. Four patch pockets with pleats. The tunic has had beautifully tailored barrel cuffs added to each arm. The dark green collar with very elongated pointed collar tips and the interior of the tunic is fully lined. Six button front. The insignia fitted are a very dark green centred pair of NCO shoulder boards with lemon yellow wool piping. The green centres are dark enough to be confused with black Panzer boards but are in actual fact very dark bottle green. A single row of NCO lace with one rank pip to each board, slip-on style. A set of lemon yellow Bevo woven collar patches set on a dark green rectangle laid to the collar. An NCO style breast eagle which is laid onto a dark green backing cloth and attached to the tunic. All subdued pebbled buttons. Iron Cross 2nd Class and Russian Front medal ribbon through the second button whole. Loops for two awards. A short medal ribbon bar comprising of the War Service 2nd Class with swords, East Front Medal and Entry into Czechoslovakia Medal. We believe that the lining material has been removed from an issue greatcoat and re-attached to the interior of this tunic. There is a leather strengthened tailored hole in the lower left hand front section of the tunic allowing a dagger or sword hanger strap to pass through the lower left hand pocket flap. All the nap of the cloth is superb, no moth, damage or staining to anywhere on the tunic. This was obviously this NCO's Sunday best tunic and appropriately re-tailored for NCO status.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SMOKE TROOPER OFFICERS COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of service worn aluminium twisted wire officers collar patches on green backing cloth with carmine centres for an officer of the smoke and chemical troops. The green backing cloth to one side of both collar patches have suffered from some sort of cloth rot, aluminium wire is subdued.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY VETERINARY MAJOR'S SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on shoulder board with light carmine underlay of the Veterinary Units. Bright bullion inter-twined outer with the single gilded snake/serpent motif to centre.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY ZELTBAHN. A used condition zeltbahn with various stitched field repairs, containing nearly all the original zeltbahn buttons and its original rope tie. Good colour to the splinter camouflage pattern.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY/LUFTWAFFE GAU MOSCOW PAPERWORK GROUPING. A very unusual grouping all to Obergefreiten Wilhelm Lang, War Service Cross 2nd Class citation in a Luftwaffe unit NACHSCHUBKOMP.D.LW.5/III FELDLUFTZEUGGRUPPE MOSCOW’. Date of award 31st March 1942 and indelible pencil signed by Lieutenant General Fischer, Commanding Officer of Luftgau Moscow. Folded twice with slightly stained and foxed edges. A very poor condition and held together by sellotape A5 citation for the Infantry Assault Badge, field altered from the General Assault Badge whilst a member of LW.NACHSCHKP.5 issued 20th May 1942, pen signed by Major General, this being a rare issue of the Infantry Assault Badge to a Luftwaffe member. Torn across the fold and held together by a cross of sellotape with foxed edges. This is double sided. Iron Cross 2nd Class A5 sized citation, one tear to the left hand side of the award, folded twice, standard printed citation but the recipient details filled in by ink pen, issued to Lang whilst a member of Fusilier Regiment 39, dated ‘27th November 1943’. Wound Badge in black citation, standard printed and typed whilst a member of 10th Battalion Fusilier Regiment 39, awarded 3.1.1944, pen signed by Unit Doctor in Warsaw and finally the A5 citation for the Winter Medal in the East. No unit mentioned, dated ‘1st September 1942’ pen signed by Captain and Company Commander. The 18th Panzer Grenadier Division had been formed from the 18th Motorised Infantry Division in June 1943. In November 1943 it was part of the 4th Army Group Mitte and was destroyed on the Soviet June offensive. If the condition of these citations could come to life the history behind the actions would be fascinating.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARTILLERY REGIMENT 21 GROUP OF CITATIONS. A group of three A5 sized citations, all two folded, all non punch holed to Obergefreiten Erich Wawrzinski. General Assault Badge dated 7th July 1943, unit stamped and ink signature of Regiment Commander, Wound Badge in black awarded 11th April 1942, indelible pen unidentified signature of the Unit Commander and a repeat citation, also the Wound Badge in black dated 1st August 1942, highly unusual for two citations to the same award. Artillery Regiment 21 was part of the 21st infantry Division. In July 43 the Division suffered huge losses during fighting around Lake Lagoda on the Eastern Front. BCC64
GERMAN THIRD REICH BACK PACK. A good combat used example having all of the fur to the exterior. The black band edging to the pack is a little fatigued in areas with a small area missing, however the pack remains in very presentable condition. The shoulder straps are complete and are the heavy combat type mounted directly to the mantle of the pack, the pack being clearly dated '42'. The interior of the pack is very good with buttons and buckles present. A super example to mount upon any combat mannequin. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH BAHNSCHUTZ OFFICERS BUCKLE. An extremely good condition circular Bahnschutz officers buckle, which retains virtually all of its original gilt with some light rubbing to the high spots of the wreath. Faint traces only of the gilt remaining to the fixed keeper. Non maker marked. Fine detail.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BAHNSCHUTZ OFFICIAL'S BELT AND BUCKLE. A most superb condition Bahnschutz officers all gilded circular buckle with the winged wheel insignia to the centre. Superb gilding to the exterior. Deeply toned to the interior and non maker marked. Complete with its matching keeper, all fitted to a virtually mint condition pebbled leather belt. To the interior the belt is virtually white, it is a huge size of 120 and the belt is complete with both of its exact matching original pebbled leather sliders.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BAKELITE KRIEGSMARINE COMPASS. A 1918 dated naval compass, all fitted into a late 1930's WWII period Bakelite case. The Kaiser Marine compass is in perfect working order with all its liquid to the interior. Fully maker marked, in Kiel. The extreme rarity of this is the Bakelite case, any items of Bakelite are considered rare in German Armed Forces equipment, the face glass is perfect and undamaged to both the compass and the removable Bakelite top. It is all complete with its original plug lead and switch and can be easily illuminated.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BELT BUCKLES AND BROCADES OF THE THIRD REICH. 1st Edition, printed 2001, a superb work in both colour and black and white with hundreds of images of German belt buckles and buckles. A total of 653 pages, a massive work in the typical Bender quality.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BLUE M.P.40 POUCH. An absolutely super lightly combat used left hand side example of the MP40 pouch, produced in the dark blue grey canvas throughout with a pocket to the side for a loading tool. To the rear the belt mounting loops are of brown pebbled leather with '42' stamping manufacturer's marks as well as waffen amt. The D ring strap is of a heavy course webbing material. Interestingly the front closure straps appear to have been blackened at the time, probably using polish to subdue them somewhat. The overall condition is excellent with highlighting to the corners, the stitching throughout is a beautiful contrasting cream on white colour and the whole pouch is damage free.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BLUE MP40 POUCH. An excellent field worn example of the scarce all blue pouch. The colour is excellent with a little fade and rubbing to the bottom of each pouch. All leather work is good and supple. There are faint traces of the waffen amt and a clear maker's marking 'GMM 1941'. The loader tool pouch to the side appears to have been lightly tacked back in in places, this was obviously slightly loose and has been very well repaired. The original D ring is mounted in the corner and the whole pouch is very presentable. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH BLUE SAILOR'S SHIRT/SWEATER. A typical working wear being the lightweight blue woollen garment for everyday wear, this is in good condition throughout and shows signs of typical service work. There are one or two small nicks to the front, these could be easily repaired and just minor wear to the lining. There is a machine applied other ranks quality eagle and to the sleeve rank insignia, this being a super quality yellow star upon a round backing indicating Boatsman. Below this are three high quality gold tress chevrons indicating Oberstabsmatrose. There are various attachments and the usual eyes and buttons. Completing the outfit is the correct separate collar in used but excellent condition, it has all ties and is free from damage.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BLUE WEBBING PAK STRAP. One of the many versions of the drag strap that was used to haul heavy items of equipment including small field guns and mortars etc., these were very frequently seen suspended around soldiers and one or two ammunition carrying cans could be suspended from the heavy loop section. This particular example is in a rare blue colour being in a nice blue grey herringbone weave heavy linen material. There is a very heavy buckle and pincer-like attachment hook to the bottom. There is a good leather label sewn to the rear of the strap with typical maker coding, a date of '42' and a very good clear waffen amt stamp. The whole item is very dusty from storage and completely untouched. There is a little fraying to the centre section of the strap, with careful handling the strap will be fine and this could be very delicately repaired. An excellent item which would enhance any combat mannequin being placed over the torso and having one or two MG tins suspended from it. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CANVAS TRIPOD POUCH. Thr pouch to hold the tripod for a small set of what are commonly known as 'donkey ear' binoculars with brown leather fittings and a brown Pressstoff reinforced base. The item shows rust stains that have occurred while the tool was in place, however the item is stable with a very attractive red selvage line running across it and manufactured from oatmeal linen material.
GERMAN THIRD REICH COMBAT P.38 HOLSTER. An excellent armed forces issued P.38 holster, lightly used but in good order and retaining its excellent hard shell type design. To the back it is marked 'P38' with a little bruising where it has been combat used as well as a makers code and a date of '42' and waffen amt stamped. The high points have gently rubbed to a very deep brown/black colour, the rest of the body in a black colour. The stitching is a nice contrasting off white colour. The whole set would make an excellent element to a combat mannequin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CROAT SS VOLUNTEER SHIELD. An extremely rare piece of insignia being the Waffen SS volunteer arm shield for Division Handschar. We have only ever encountered this arm shield in Bevo weave and printed form. This example is beautifully machine embroidered. The white squares have been woven onto a section of silk-like shield shaped backing cloth with black edging. Very slight staining to the edges. It has been folded and possibly removed from the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CUSTOMS CROSS. The scarce all bronze Customs Long Service award having all of its bronze finish remaining with a section of blue watered silk ribbon. Unfortunately the correct ribbon for this award comes complete with an embroidered yellow replica of the Customs insignia and it is rare to find any of the medals with their correct ribbon, thus price accordingly.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CUSTOMS OFFICIAL'S CUFF BAND. A very fine Bevo woven green cuff band with grey upper and lower edges with a large grey Customs style eagle finely woven to the centre of the band. Some minor fraying to the base edge.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DAF DRAPE. A scarce near mint condition double sided 7’ x 4 ½’ DAF drape. One slight tear to the bottom edge. Good bright colour to the red flag cloth. Multi stitched large swastika with cog wheel edge for the Deutsche Arbeit Front with fold over top for pole hanging. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH DAK/POW UNIFORM GROUPING. An interesting reminder of war being a 2nd pattern type Afrika Korps tunic and standard pattern straight leg trousers that were recently recovered from Italy. These items show extremely extensive wear, their origin was from a POW camp and items appear to have been left behind by various departing prisoners and were discovered in Italy. The tunic itself is far from mint but highly evocative with RB number still to the interior, numerous repairs and various areas let in to the uniform. It is very clear that while the uniform was extensively patched it was worn and these repairs are in fact working repairs and not those carried out later by a collector. The trousers are in very similar condition with numerous areas of repair etc., however they remain dusty and 100% genuine from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DEMJANSK SHIELD CITATIONS. An interesting pair of citations to Unteroffizer Severin Seidl. The Demjansk Shield citation is a field typed citation, as a member of Artillery Regiment No.32 dated ‘June 1944’ issue rubber stamped, facsimile signature of Regimental Divisional General. A5 sized citation dated ’18.11.42’ for the Winter Medal in the East, issue rubber stamped with Unit Doctor’s signature, dated ‘March 1944’. Plus an original photograph of the recipient in uniform wearing the Demjansk Shield on the left arm of his greatcoat. Awarded for the hard fought defence of the Demjansk cauldron from February 1942 to February 1943.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DER STALHELM BUCKLE, TWO PIECE BRASS. One of the variations of the Stalhelm organisation, two piece brass buckle, non maker marked with to the centre the raised outline of the German helmet having incised 'Der Stalhelm'. Minor indentation to the raised German helmet, otherwise excellent condition. Complete with its nickel double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DISPLAY BOARD. A highly interesting display board comprising a half sized child's belt buckle with the Reich eagle to the centre and the lettering Gott Mit Uns to the circlet in brass with a child's size bayonet with complete blade, its hanging strap and its original child's size cotton woven portapee knot. Some slight damage to the cardboard fixings that hold the items to the display board and looseness to the tape holding the buckle to the display board, however in excellent condition overall and a rare item of militaria for the child in the Third Reich.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 EARLY ALLOY AMMUNITION TIN. An good early version made entirely from aluminium, this has the dark slate grey painting which has worn and shows many areas of rubbing and wear to the corners and edges. There is a typical matriculation number painted to the top. The original leather elements remain in place to both handle and snap closure hooks. An excellent item to display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY BROWN LUFTWAFFE LEATHER FLYING BOOTS. A good pair of the early brown leather single zipped flying boots. Both foot straps present. Both side zips working correctly. Both marked 'Zipp'. Sheepskin lined, complete with their upper closing straps. The boots have been re-soled. SC20C
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY COASTAL ARTILLERY VISOR CAP. An absolutely fascinating cap from a rare branch of the services being a crusher style cap with metal insignia and cap cords for an officer in the Coastal Artillery size 58 cm As is well known the Coastal Artillery had their own unique colour of uniform cloth, this matches that exactly. The crown and upper part in a fine quality officers material. The centre band is in the earlier Reichswehr colour cloth with corresponding slightly darker shade of waffenfarbe to the crown and to the upper only section of the centre band. One nick to the cloth just below the wing of the Coastal Artillery gilt metal twin prong attached national eagle with, below, the NCO's quality pressed metal cockade laid onto the backing cloth in exactly the same Reichswehr Coastal Artillery colour as the cap itself. Gilt anchor side buttons. A pair of subdued silver cap cords and its leather crushable visor. To the interior the sweat band shows considerable wear use with the original owner's initials punch holed 'WG' into the sweat band itself. The interior lining is of a purple hue of cotton with a quite indistinct silver block maker or retailers name into the upper inner crown area. There has never been a protective celluloid lozenge fitted to the cap. A superb piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EARLY POLITICAL BREAD BAG. An interesting item and quite possibly of SS origin, this is in a deep grey green colour and is of a slightly lighter weight canvas than Armed Forces issue types. The buttons are typical early zinc type with a WWI style single water bottle mounting as well as twin D rings riveted to the reverse.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD 2ND CLASS WITH SWORDS IN SILVER. A good example of the Eastern People's 2nd Class award in silver with swords. The silver is good to this zinc based medal, quite often the silver has completely disappeared, complete with its mint condition green and white ribbon and breast suspension pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD. A very good example of the Eastern People’s award in silver without swords, 1st class. Excellent finish overall. Wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ENGINEERS EQUIPMENT. Two very scarce excellent condition items being part of extensive specialist kit carried by combat engineers. The grouping consists of the engineers assault pack, it is produced in the typical olive green web material with rough webbing attachment straps to the rear to fix to the Y straps. To the sides numerous small pockets with Lux type tabs and a claw buckle closure. To the interior is a typical RB stamping and the whole set is in excellent very lightly used condition with one or two small nicks to the canvas but otherwise very displayable and excellent. This is greatly complimented by the pioneers explosive satchel which was also carried as part of this equipment. These were integral to it and could be carried as part of the set or simply by using a bread bag style strap to carry as a single satchel. This one is in stored stock mint condition and appears to have no fraying or rips whatsoever and just a very gentle age patination from years of storage. To the underside of this is a good ink stamp, the press studs within are typical Prym type and appear never to have even been fixed together and remain in their position that they left the factory in.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ENGINEERS POUCHES. A good set that were found together and are in exactly the same condition. Most of the manufacturing characteristics throughout remain almost exactly the same with some minor differences. It must be remembered items such as pouches were rarely worn in exact pairs and these items would have simply been thrown out from stores to soldiers and the idea of perfect matching pairs is something of a modern collectors illusion. The pouches are of late war production having RB number to one interior flap. The outer quick release closures are facilitated by the means of a typical loosely woven lime green type tape with Lux brand tabs to the base. There are numerous press studs to the side to hold clips of ammunition, one pouch has the rarer white celluloid coverings to the four press studs with the other having the typical blue grey covering. The rear loops are good and present, upon one are of a loose weave and on the other the more typical tropical associated web. There are names written in various places and one or two field repairs. The surface of each pouch has wear that is consummate with combat use. An absolutely super pair that would make an excellent basis for a bust or mannequin display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL. Complete with its original pin back fixing to the ribbon. All finish remaining. BC169
GERMAN THIRD REICH ERSATZ BREAD BAG. An excellent example of German ingenuity, many materials were used, this example would be a mid to late war item being made of grey linen type material and having all army features throughout including double D ring and passes with two belt loops. The original belt hook to the centre has been very well removed and sewn shut. The interior shows a mixture of pebbled leather reinforcements and to the rear the strap attachment D rings, one held in place with brown and the other black leather. The item is in good condition, the central parting is made of cotton twill as used for lining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 original a slight groove to the rear of either heel, this was to incorporate the galosh rubber over boots that alleviated slipping upon the metal aircraft floor. One boot to the rear has a well executed leather patch, the other shows slight splitting. The patination of the boots is exactly the same and these have clearly been worn as a pair. There is an excellent very dark brown coloration verging on black in areas. Any pair of German paratrooper boots must be considered rare and these would make an absolutely super candidate to complete the mannequin display, they are supple enough to be mounted upon a mannequin and would give the mannequin the exact combat worn appearance that would be correct for a Fallschirmjager soldier. Externally these appear a pair and other than minor lining details they are almost identical.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FIRE POLICE HELMET. An excellent example of the fire helmet being of satin black, this is the helmet that has no means of attachment for a comb. The pepper pots to either side have the typical distinctive decals applied in between being a bordered police decal and to the other side the Party decal, the Party decal is excellent and approximately 95% present with age crackling overall and light toning, there appears to have been a little distortion when applied, which is a normal aspect one encounters regularly and the decal to the other side is approximately 80% present again with small crackling overall and much of the original detail remaining good and clear. The lining has the crash pad to the crown and the leather wedges for attachment of a neck cover if necessary. Faint maker marked to the rear of the helmet shell. The chinstrap is complete however a little broken, this has been carefully fixed in place and the chinstrap is the M.18 carbine style.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FORESTRY OFFICIAL'S BELT BUCKLE. A superb mint condition oval shaped non maker marked buckle to be worn by a Forestry official. Good frosted finish to the highlights of the surrounding wreath and at the edge of the eagle and the wreath and central swastika. Complete with its keeper with double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FORESTRY SERVICE OFFICERS VISOR CAP COCKADE. A beautifully hand embroidered in bright silver wire with metallic national cockade centre for the forestry officers visor cap. All embroidery on forest green background.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FRAMED PANZER SKETCH. A very high quality black and white sketch measuring 20 x 26 inches of a member of a Panzer Regiment wearing his black Panzer beret, black wrap over tunic with skull collar patches. The collar of the tunic is without piping, which is unusual as the regulations that the period of the Panzer beret being worn would normally be associated with the piped collar. The sketch is of extremely high quality and still fitted to its original frame.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FRAMED SIGNED IMAGE OF DR GOEBBELS One of a set of six high level top Nazi Personalities collected by a Hitler Youth member with a talent for calligraphy. A portrait photo and pen signed autograph of Dr Goebbels in civilian clothing, this is centered on cream backing paper and to the top above the photograph the dedication in large coloured gothic script ''Dr Goebbels.'' This is encased in a lacquered wooden frame with on the reverse a brief type written history of his birth, education and position within the NSDAP.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A very good example of the female NSDAP Association membership badge ,Superb enamel to the face side. All gilt to the reverse side is good, pin intact, marked in high raised relief 'RZM 63'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GAS MASK CARRYING HOOK. A scarce small element of equipment often missing from gas mask tins, this is the standard wehrmacht issue item with a little russet rust to the belt hook and there are one or two pulls to the stitching of the button hole attachments.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GEBIRGSJAGER PERSONAL EQUIPMENT BAGS. A set of five interesting bags, these are made from a cotton rayon mix and are colour coded to the upper corner, these were part of the Gebirgsjäger rucksack set and the coloration indicated what they carried, these would carry personal items and items of Gebirgsjäger specific equipment such as crampons, pegs and various metalwork for the activity of climbing. They are in stored very near mint condition and have a full series of colours to the upper corners including blue, green, red, yellow and one with no colour indication. These seldom appear on the market and to find a full colour matched super condition set is virtually impossible.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER, STICK PIN MINIATURE. A very finely crafted and detailed example of the lapel pin General Assault badge, measuring 20mm x 12mm, fretted out detail with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An extremely good condition solid construction non maker marked General Assault Badge in silver. The face side retains virtually all its original silvered finish. The reverse is excellent and complete with its vertical thick needle pin and original pin catch.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very fine example of a solid construction non maker marked Armed Forces General Assault Badge in silver. Very fine detail to the face side with excellent depth to the down swept winged central eagle and swastika. The reverse side is of solid construction with its long thick needle pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good example of the heavy solid backed non maker marked General Assault Badge. A good amount of the original silvering remaining. The finish is missing from the high points of the award. Good detail to the crossed grenade and K.98 bayonet. Very good near three-dimensional definition. Thin tapering pin to the reverse side. All original catches in place.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An extremely good General Assault Badge in silver, very fine detail to face side. Some light dullness to the silver finish above the head of the eagle. Construction is of the semi hollow variety. Non maker marked. Vertical pin to the reverse side with the original hook. BC173
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good semi hollow and solid construction General Assault Badge in silver which has lost its silvered finish but still retains a light grey wash. Non maker marked, complete with its vertical needle pin and unusual double riveted pin hinge and pin hook.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSUALT BADGER IN SILVER. Finish toned overall but excellent detail to the down swept wing eagle. Solid construction. Non maker marked. A slightly distorted pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH, LUFTWAFFE VERSION. A good example of the Luftwaffe issued German Cross in gold. Good detail to the separately attached 1941 dated wreath. A hue of purple has slightly changed the colour of the original Luftwaffe blue grey over the years since WWII. Stitches remain where the award was removed from a tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD WINNERS WHERPASS. A second issue Army Wherpass to German Cross in Gold winner Major Egon Sauer Von Nordendorf, who was an Austrian career officer from Vienna. Von Nordendorf served in the Austrian Infantry and Cavalry from 1929 onwards, transferred to the German Army in 1938. During WWII he fought first in Poland, in Reconnaissance Battalion 44, where he was wounded and won the Iron Cross 2nd Class, he was not involved in the campaign in the West but participated in the Balkan Campaign in Rifle Regiment 10 of the 9th Panzer Division where he won the Iron Cross 1st Class. In the Russian Campaign he served initially in Rifle Regiment 10 and the 9th Rifle Brigade, both of which were within 9th Panzer Division. From February 42 to January 43 he served in Panzer Grenadier Regiment 129, which was part of the 22nd Panzer Division winning the German Cross in Gold in October 1942. He was seriously wounded in January 43 and transferred to the replacement army. His awards are as follows:- Iron Cross 2nd Class, Poland. Wound Badge in Black Poland. Iron Cross 1st Class Balkans. Bulgarian Bravery Order 4th class in Russia. Armed Forces Tank Battle Badge in Bronze in Russia. Armed Forces East Front Medal in Russia. German Cross in Gold, Russia. Krim Shield, Russia. Von Nordendorf was commissioned in 1934 and promoted to Lieutenant in 1938 and finally a Major in January 1943. His Wherpass, which is complete with image in uniform, hatless, is his second issue. Page 12 completely filled out with all of his units up until 1944. Page 21 filled. Page 22 with all his ranks. Page 24, full page of awards. Pages 30, 31, 32, 33 and 34 fully documented all in his places of action. A very interesting wherpass.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, CLOTH VERSION. An extremely good example of the army issued German Cross in gold in cloth. Superb gilt to the 1941 dated metal wreath, the exterior cloth being in the standard army grey green. Some slight nibbling of the nap to the cloth to some of the points at the star. Stitch marks remaining to the paper backing of which a substantial amount is torn away. A nice clean example.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, CLOTH VERSION. The Kriegsmarine issued German Cross in Gold in cloth, generally in excellent condition, slight dullness to the gilt of the ‘1941’ dated wreath with minor moth nips to the blue edging cloth indicating this is Kriegsmarine issue. Good thread detail to the central swastika.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. A good example of the German Cross in gold. Maker marked number '134' impressed into the reverse side. Wide tapering pin. Four raised rivets with hollow centre, exactly conforming to the maker of Otto Klien. The construction of the 134 Otto Klien pieces are very similar to the number 20 C.F.Zimmermann using the same rivet style although the rivets are more proud on the Otto Klien example. To the front side the '1941' dated wreath has good clear date One enamel chip to the centre of the swastika which can be seen on our web site images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROSS-ROSEN & SACHSENHAUSEN CAMP GUARD WEHRPASS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass, punch-holed to the cover for filing. Good photograph of the SS Mann wearing the M.40 grey collared tunic with the skull collar patch. SS shoulder boards with arm eagle clear to the photograph, showing service from January 1943. First served in SS Battalion Debica, transferred to Gross-Rosen Camp January 1943 and then to Sachsenhausen Camp and finally to the SS Wacht Battalion Warsaw, July 1943 to May 1944. Presumably a multi linguist, his area of birth being designated as a Volks Deutche.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROUP OF FIVE CITATIONS. An interesting group of five citations to the 52nd Infantry Division. Infantry Assault badge awarded to Heinz Hegerding on the 25th May 1942, pen signed by the Divisional Commander, who was a Knights Cross Oak Leaves and Swords winner, Lothar Rendlic, some age foxing, folded twice. Wound Badge in silver, A5 size, award date 16th May 1944, date of confirmation 6th June 1944, ink signature by the Company Commander. The A5 size War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, award dated 30th January 1943 with a pen signature of Divisional Commander Major General Rudolf Peschel, Knights Cross winner, folded once. A5 size Eastern Front Medal awarded 1st August 1942, ink signature of an battalion Commander, folded once. A small field typed award certificate for the Wound Badge in black, awarded 9th September 1939. The 52nd Infantry Division was from 1941 to 43 in action on the Eastern Front due to heavy casualties in fighting near Orscha was dissolved, survivors being transferred to the 197th Infantry Division.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROUP OF FOUR CITATIONS. 285/58TH INFANTRY DIVISION. A group of four Security Division 285/58th Infantry Division, a large A4 field typed citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords to Gefreiten Karl Rotherberg, Medical Company 1/182, awarded 20th September 1941. Standard A5 size citation folded once, for the Wound Badge in black whilst Rothenberg was a member of Grenadier Regiment 154, awarded 29th October 1944. Rubber ink stamped by the Italian Commander. A5 size citation whilst a member of the Medical Company 322 for the Driver’s Badge in bronze, awarded 21st April 1943. A further and last A5 size citation, unfolded, one slight stain for the Winter Medal in the East awarded 15th August 1942. The 285/58th Security Division was formed in March 1941 and were used for rear area security in Russian. In September 1941 it was part of Army Group North and in action against partisan bands around Luga. BCC21
GERMAN THIRD REICH HALF SIZED SA BUCKLE. The half sized SA buckle generally worn by slightly older children with propaganda SA uniforms. Two piece construction, both pieces in brass with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HEINRICH HIMMLER'S TELEPHONE BOOK. A very historic item being a very small telephone book written in the hand of Heinrich Himmler. The book measures 4½ inches by 2½ inches, it has 14 entries, some of the names seem to be members of the Himmler family, one of the phone numbers is in Bertchesgaden and some in Berlin, the other are very difficult to decipher as Himmler’s handwriting is difficult to read.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HELMUT NODINGER'S IRON CROSS 1st CLASS. A good slightly convex shaped Iron Cross 1st Class, non maker marked. Wide tapering pin at the reverse side having all of its black painted finish remaining to the iron centre. Originally the property of Helmut Nodinger, who took part in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion, the Battle of Poland, the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain and uniquely the shooting down of a Swiss Messerschmitt 109,
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GOERING DIVISION IMAGE. A postcard size image, studio shot, of a young member of the Herman Goering Division. Half bust wearing M.43 field cap, flying blouse with all white insignia, white piped collar, white collar patches, wearing a Wound Badge and Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge at left breast.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GOERING SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for a leutnant in the Herman Goering Division. White underlay, slightly stained close to the point of the board. Exterior silver lace.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GORING DIVISION IDENTITY TAG. A complete zinc soldiers identity tag from Division Herman Goring, which reads ’11./ERS.RGT.DIV.H.G.’ the soldier’s number is ‘263’. There is some minor oxidisation, the identity disc is complete but has split in the middle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMANN GOERING DIVISION CUFF TITLE. The shortened remains of a machine embroidered enlisted ranks Hermann Goering Division cuff title, probably cut short by an intelligence officer for use as reference for identifying prisoners.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMANN MEYER CAP. This is a superb example of the Hermann Meyer cap. Large size of 58, complete with its totally original and unique set of Bevo woven light tan on darker tan national eagle and national cockade. There are two types of construction of the Hermann Meyer cap, one is in a soft non twill material, which can become quite floppy and unattractive. The more desirable amongst collectors is the heavy twill more stiff version, of which this is the heavy twill version. It has the three zinc buttons for the neck flap, the leather double buckled chinstrap is missing. This is a completely untouched hat, it has seen minor wear use to the forehead area but has lain untouched for many years. It has a film of dust and was recently discovered within a barn in the United States. A superb example.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERO HEAD. A superb condition and very imposing bust known as The Hero. This sculptured bust was first designed in WWI and was produced in many sizes and then carried over to the Third Reich period with the addition of the Third Reich decals to the M.16 style helmet. This example measuring overall 22cms or 9 inches, retaining virtually all of its original silvered finish with some loss on the crown of the helmet and the front cheek of The Hero. These were given as presents and prizes mainly internally within the Armed Forces and sometimes had the addition of engraved plaques to the marble. This example has never had a plaque fitted, it is totally undamaged and is a fine decorative item within a Third Reich collection. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH HITLER CIGARETTE COMP COMMEMORATIVE BOOK COLLECTION. A very interesting grouping comprising a copy of the Adolf Hitler picture book published by one of the well known cigarette companies of the period which commemorate the life of Adolf Hitler up until 1936. The book, which unfortunately its cover is rather foxed, internally the book is in excellent condition containing 132 pages. Virtually every page has either one or up to five large format black and white images of the political private and civil life of Adolf Hitler, complete with many columns of Gothic style text. The book follows the rise of Adolf Hitler during his campaign for power in 1933, through to 1936. The images are superb in quality and clarity and encompass many of his other party associates. Accompanying the book is a modern produced wooden case, which has 8 individual pieces of cement or brick relics, each piece labelled with the identification of what building or area it was obtained from, for example a large cement piece reads ‘Top right corner garage of Adolf Hitler’s berghoff on the Obersalzberg and the other pieces follow suit. All of these pieces are from buildings in the Obersalzberg area. To the centre of the box are various copies of the British After the Battle magazine, one of which is the copy totally dedicated to the Obersalzberg and another modern made file, possibly by the previous owner of this grouping of the Obersalzberg then and now with their own private photographs in colour. A highly interesting and historical grouping.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE WITH ORIGINAL RZM TAB. A superb condition one piece stamped steel Hitler Youth enlisted ranks belt buckle. Some minor abrasions to the finish as can be seen from our web images. Still attached is its original light card RZM label, which has been covered in clear plastic and stapled to the protect the integrity of the label itself. Non maker marked buckle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HUNTING ASSOCIATION PORCELAIN. Three superb Thuringen pieces of porcelain for the Eisenach Shooting Guild. The first is a large dished plate measuring 13½ inches across, the scalloped edges are beautifully decorated in a slate grey coloured finish. To the top of the plate is a large ribbed swastika with the Coat of Arms of the down of Eisenach to the centre of the swastika. To the lower part of the plate are the crossed rifles and scroll reading 'Schutzengilde of Eisenach'. The plate is in superb undamaged condition, the lower leg of the swastika is slightly faint the rest is very proud. Porcelain manufacturers mark on the back 'Koenigszelt, Germany'. There is an accompanying smaller plate with the same style scalloped edge which is also slotted, all in the same design and colour. The swastika is very faint behind the Coat of Arms of Eisenach with the identical Schutzengilde logo at the base and identical manufacturer on the reverse side. This plate measures 10½ inches in diameter and finally a large standing flower vase measuring 9½ inches in height with 6½ inch and the open flair to the top. The large swastika again very faint behind the multi coloured Arms of Eisenach with the Schutzengilde logo on the reverse side of the vase. The coloration of the edges of the vase both upper and lower are the same as the plates with the painted and gilded over inscription on the base of the vase being 'PRIV.SCHUTZENGILDE 94.er EISENACH'. Identical manufacturer on the base. All three pieces are totally undamaged, a beautiful set, the most pronounced swastika is on the large plate, the other two, as described, are faint. All are contained in their originally beautifully constructed green velvet over wood display cases. All of the display cases are without lids and do not look as if they were ever with lids however we have obtained these with purpose built coverings for transportation. Eisenach in the Thuringen area of Germany and was in the old East Germany until 1989.
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A standard issue citation, one single fold, for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to Obergefreiten Gustav Steigerwald, who served on the staff of the 2nd Company Grenadier Regiment 761. Dated ‘7th September 1944’. Unit rubber stamp. Ink signature of Major and Regiment Commander. BCC7
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFANTRY CITATION GROUP. This is a good group of 6 award certificates, which include two from different units, comprising Infantry Assault Badge in bronze, dated December 1942, signed by Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander. Wound Badge in silver dated February 1943. The Medal in the East dated October 1942. Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated November 1942, pencil signed by General Major Heinrichs, who was awarded the Knights Cross 13th September 1941. Wound Badge in black, dated 20th December 1941, signed by Oberst Von Erdmannsdorff as an Oberst and Regimental Commander, awarded the Knights Cross 27th February 1942. A second award citation for the wound Badge in black, issued at the reserve hospital for the same wound. All citations in good condition, no punch holes, with some frayed edges and folding to the Infantry Assault Badge and the Wound Badge in silver. Accompanying the group of awards are 8½ double sided pages of research on the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry/Grenadier Regiment that was part of the 18th Infantry Division, with all the action being in the period pertaining to this soldier on the Eastern Front.
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFATRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A good example of a punch-holed and folded Infantry Assault Badge citation to Obergefreiter Werner Beister of 2./Panzer-Jager-Abteilung 188, issued 14th August 1944. Pen signed by the Captain and Unit Commander.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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. All silver finish remaining to the frame. Paint to the raised central swastika is thin. Remainder of the paint to the central iron core is good, slight chipping to the '3' on the 1939 date. Straight thick pin, non maker marked. All finish remaining to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A non maker marked example of the Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class. Good finish remaining to the central Iron core, slight toning to the remainder of the award with its wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH JACK BOOTS. A truly exceptional pair of boots, these are in their original brown colour. These have clearly never been worn and are from stock. The brown leather is good and supple. They are a good large size and there is no deformation due to storage, just light dust. The soles are typical pegged leather type and the size is 43. There are heel plates of a substitute material as well as the horseshoe cleats to the heels. All four of the puller tabs are present. Interestingly the RB code within is ‘1914’ and a series of numbers ending in the size ‘43’. These are not Great War boots, however the 1914 numeration could lead to confusion. The heels are a cut away shape and made from multiple leather wedges. As a pair of boots these would be impossible to improve upon and are the ultimate example of standard issue mans boots from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH JUNIOR NAVAL OFFICERS VISOR CAP. NEAR MINT. A most superb condition Kriegsmarine Junior Officers visor cap size57 cm, The cap has only very minor evidence of it ever being worn on a head. The classic naval shape, the upper part of the cap is in superb condition, all nap of cloth is thick, no moth damage. The mohair centre band is all intact. All of the insignia, which includes the national eagle, the cockade and the rank braid to the front of the visor all match in the celion material. Minor moth nip to the right hand side of the front cockade dark blue cloth. The central cockade to the wreath is in wire. The strap fitted is the most commonly encountered of the naval officers caps with the male/female press stud fixing to the right hand side as the cap is viewed. Two matching gilded anchoring boss side buttons. On inverting the cap the sweat band is in the grey leather, the upper inner material is in a blue silk, central celluloid lozenge without any makers mark below and the remains of the orange cushion sits between the sweat band and the main body of the cap in the forehead area.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KC WINNERS SIGNITURES. The original page as removed from a Hitler youth members autograph book, the lower half of the page having a small format photo of Rehnitz in uniform, with pen signature at base, below photo is a two line inscription also with a signature of Rehnitz. To the top of page is another un identified Knights Cross winners autograph in pencil. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KPM AROUND GERMANY FLIGHT TABLE. A superb KPM manufactured porcelain table top measuring 20 inches/50cm by 24 inches/60cm being a complete map of Germany constructed from four large tiles, pieced together to form the map. These four beautiful KPM tiles in the most wonderful deep rich colours traces the route of the Around Germany Air Race from 1934, this being the winner's prize. It is KPM marked to the lower right hand corner. The lettering which reads 'Ehrenpreis Deutschlandflug 1934' has faded somewhat. The beautiful multi coloured maroon, silver and black DLV insignia is still good and clear as is the rest of the map. This has been mounted in a period art deco style table top with a lower panel beneath and forms the most beautiful central table. With the table comes a card folded citation awarded by the Oberburgermeister of Landkreises Neisse, with the coat of arms of the area on the front cover, plus a small DLV beautifully enamelled, maker marked on the reverse side lapel pin. Although there is no direct paperwork linking this prize to the winner, verbal provenance states that the owner of the honour prize was a Wolff Von Wedelstadt.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BREAST EAGLE. A very good totally unissued Bevo woven yellow eagle on the unique background colour for the coast artillery uniforms. Cut from roll.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE TROPICAL STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. An excellent pair of the heavy duty tropical trousers, these are in a good tightly woven heavy cloth, tan coloured throughout. These have had minor adjustments that have been very well executed at the time having slight V inlets to the side seams, thus making them slightly larger. This has been executed using exactly the same cloth and is clearly a period minor alteration. They still retain the half belt, which feeds through the trousers, but they are complete with small fob pocket and open topped hip pockets. There are faint stampings to the interior including the letters 'M' and '44' as well as size markings. One or two buttons are missing, many remain still in place. The overall condition is good with light service wear, a little dark staining to small areas of the right knee, however this if anything adds to the used combat appearance of these trousers. An extremely similar pair can be found on page 340 of Die Kreigsmarine Uniforms and Traditions by Bender Publishing, volume 2.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREISSIEGER 1939 AWARD BADGE. A good example of the scarce Hitler Youth 1939 award. The enamel is excellent to the cream section, the enamel is also good to the red and white lozenge section of the Hitler Youth badge. All the remaining bronze finish is in place. Straight vertical pin. Maker marked with the unusual HAD insignia of Hermann Aurich of Dresden with the full name and address as well as the unusual logo on the slightly convex reverse side. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE BATTLE FLAG. Measuring 6' x 3½', the classic Kriegsmarine battle flag, double sided printed. To the cream selvage edge is an eagle over the Marine style swastika with the wording 'Reichskriegsflag' with indistinct metric measurements. The attachment rope is still fitted. Considerable moth damage to the flag as hopefully can be seen on our web images. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE, FRENCH MADE. A good example of the highly unusual French occupation produced Coastal Artillery badge. Non maker marked. Top uniform retaining hook is missing from the reverse side. Horizontal wide tapering pin. Good detail. The gilt is subdued to the face side. BC22
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. Good thick heavy construction. Maker marked 'Herman Aurich, Dresden'. Thick need pin. The badge is reverted to a flat grey colour overall. BC2
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. A good example of the Coastal Artillery badge, non maker marked, solid construction, vertical pin. The hook is original, some traces of original gilt remaining to the surrounding wreath and eagle with good definition to the Coastal Artillery gun. BC10 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A late war non maker marked example of the Kriegsmarine High Seas Fleet Badge, however good solid construction, wide tapering pin at the reverse side. The forward facing battleship retains all of its original silvered finish. The gilt on the surrounding wreath and the eagle and swastika has toned to grey. BC16
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE INSIGNIA. Five pieces of the large oval items of sleeve insignia, all machine embroidered either yellow on blue or blue on white. The two summer whites are Senior Petty Officer Writer and Senior Petty Office Engine Room, both with light staining that has come through from the affixed glue on the back, of the three blues there is a Senior Petty Officer drive, Senior Petty Officer line, Senior Petty Officer Boatswain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE INSIGNIA. 5 items of Kreigsmarine insignia,Three of the larger oval trade patches, machine embroidered red on blue with two of the 60mm circumference trade patches, machine embroidered yellow on blue. The three larger items comprise of Electrician 3rd Grade, Under Water Detector, and 3 year Seniority Gun Leader. The two smaller items comprise of a Torpedo Artificer and a Gunnery Artificer.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE JUNIOR OFFICERS VISOR CAP. An excellent condition Junior Officers Kriegsmarine visor cap size 52 cm. Standard floppy shape, no moth to the upper parts of the cap. The national eagle and the central cockade, the Third Reich Kriegsmarine eagle is celion, the cockade is a mixture of celion with wire through the centre of the leaves of the cockade. The front peak trim is subdued gold wire. The strap fitted is the double buckle style, twin anchor buttons. To the interior the leather sweat band has seen much use but it is all intact. The interior lining is of blue silk. The central celluloid lozenge has disappeared. Slight cracking to the imitation leather material to the inside of the peak where it joins the main body of the cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE K.98 POUCH SET. A slightly mismatched set of pouches, mismatched pouches are almost always as they would have been worn and pouches would have been drawn from stores and would have been supplied to the stores by numerous manufacturers. One stamp to the rear of one pouch clearly is a Marine acceptance stamp with the 'M' below the eagle and swastika. There is a good clear date of '43' upon this pouch. The other pouch has a good RB number and a '42' date to the end of the number configuration. They are of black pebbled leather with riveted construction throughout and in terms of condition and patination match each other extremely well. Any Marine marked item of field equipment must be considered extremely rare.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINE SWEEPER BADGE. An example of the Mine Sweeper badge, some good traces of gilt left to the surrounding wreath with all the finish remaining to the exploding mine to the centre. To the reverse side the award has its wide tapering horizontal pin and is still fitted with its uniform retaining hook behind the eagle's head. To the very extremely right hand wing tip the badge has taken a knock with one small portion missing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINE SWEEPER BADGE. An example of the German Kriegsmarine Mine Sweeper badge, the face side has lost all of its gilt but all the silver finish remaining to the exploding bomb and sea below is intact. Vertical wide tapering pin. Manufactured RK with the initials in raised relief to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A non maker marked version of the Minesweeper Badge, this has been slightly curved by the original owner for a snugger fit to the uniform tunic. Slightly toned gilt to the surrounding wreath but good gilt to the lower untouched areas. All of the silver finish remaining to the exploding bomb. Wide tapering vertical pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER CITATION. Standard A5 size official issue citation to Matrosen Obergefreiter Wilhelm Kleinmann dated 1st March 1943. Pencil signature of a Captain on the Norwegian coast with the stamp of the Admiral Norwegian North Sea. Near mint condition, non punch holed. BCC3
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE OFFIERS CAP. A most superb 1940 dated Kriegsmarine junior officers visor cap, The cap has a blue removable top, which can be substituted with the white top when available during the summer months. Totally free of any moth holes, tracking or damage of any sort. The form of the cap is in the classic naval floppy style. Standard removable mohair centre band. The chin strap is of the type most commonly encountered upon naval officers caps with the male/female closure stud to the right hand side as the cap is viewed. Twin anchor side buttons. The insignia is all matching in cellion, which includes the eagle, the national wreath and the scallop pattern for junior officers around the front peak. To the centre of the national wreath is a metallic red, silver and black national cockade. The leather edge trim to the front peak is totally undamaged. Some strands to the cellion weave around the front peak slightly loose in the upper left hand corner as the cap is viewed. To the interior the cap is in equally excellent condition. Dark grey to black grained upper inner lining, which is marked size '60½'. Maker marked 'Hamburg' and dated '1940' in delicate white inked letters to the upper inner crown area. The sweat band is in mid tan leather with a decorative silk lace running around the circumference of the band for adjustment purposes. A most superb WWII dated Kriegsmarine officers cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT TYPE BINOCULARS. A pair of the issued black bodied binoculars, the optics are excellent on these. There is an original carrying strap present and to the base of each eyepiece is the rubber large footed protectors. There is a good clear mark of 'EEH' as well as the '7 x 50' designation, also code numbers etc., As mentioned previously the optics are very good and all adjusters are present.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIM SHIELD. An excellent condition Krim Shield with Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, the shield itself having virtually all of its original finish with some toning to the area just below the map of the Crimea. Slight surface moth to the Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Complete with its metal back plate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. A lovely condition citation, standard print, folded once, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield awarded to Unteroffizier Johann Eder, to the 6th Company Jager Regiment 228, dated ‘15th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Kleist. The 228th Jager Regiment was part of the 101st Jager Division and engaged in heavy fighting to secure the Kuban bridgehead in 1943. BCC66
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. An excellent condition A5 sized standard citation, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield, awarded to Gefreiter Johann Bauer of Panzer Jager ABT.198. Dated ‘October 1944’. Field Marshall’s facsimile signature with headquarters stamp. The unit was part of the 98th Infantry Division which was destroyed when German forces were cut off in the Crimean Peninsular in May 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy, it was reformed in Agram during June 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy. BCC17 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR PRESTOFF COMBAT BELT & BUCKLE. A very late war production belt in compound paper known as the ersatz material 'presstoff' the belt is unmarked and comes with an early aluminum army pebbled belt buckle dated 1939.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR RUCKSACK. An excellent example of the scarce ersatz type rucksack, these became very popular towards the war's end, this particular rucksack shows many of the design elements and features which also appear in the highly coveted MP44 pouches. These include the red line marked linen material, in this particular case the red line marks the very centre of the pack and is a very attractive feature. The leather features are of brown and are excellent and supple with grey zinc treated metal buckles throughout. The reverse straps are of good supple brown leather. The whole set is lightly combat used with some staining etc., however no holes and in very good strong condition throughout. To the reverse of the leather mantel there are traces of an original German packaging detail gummed label. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR RUCKSACK. A beautiful item of the many and varied productions of the rucksack, these practical packs became extremely widespread in their issue and to be seen worn by both army and SS personnel. This particular model is of an off white heavy linen material with a wonderful red selvage line or cutters line running through the very centre of the pack. The buckles are all finished in a factory applied ordnance tan paint finish. There are various reinforcements to the shoulder straps, which are manufactured from tan Prestoff. The whole pack shows very similar manufacture characteristics to that of the highly sought-after MP44 pouches of the same era. The item is in stored very near mint condition showing only very light use and a little service staining, however all leather is good and supple with all its surface finish remaining with no cracking and a good degree of suppleness. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE. An excellent set consisting of a felt covered alloy bottle with all webbing tropical style strapping, however this tropical webbing was utilised on all fronts. The original small Bakelite cup is present and is in excellent condition with no cracks or damage. The original hook is present. The item is dusty from storage.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WWII HORSE GAS MASK BAG. A scarce pack for part of the horse gas mask system, this being in the attractive late war style having a clear red selvage line, black leather fitments and fibre type woven rough threaded webbing elements. The whole item is in good condition with white label with waffen amt stamp still upon it and a maker's code. A very seldom found item of equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LEATHER G43 POUCH. The G43 pouch has been heavily copied, however this is a totally original example and shows typical German manufacture from the period and being of slightly smaller proportions than most copies encountered. The closure posts are all of a turned nature and the whole pouch shows light use. There is light ripping to one flap, however this is stable and does not show when the pouch is closed. There is a good maker's stamp to the interior of one pouch being 'BLA 1944'. There is much dust storage and russet rust to all the rivet sections. There is a slight deformity to the front of the pouches but when stuffed with paper they appear fine. A super and indisputable example of this scarce pouch.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LIGHTWEIGHT Y STRAPS. A good combat quality pair of Y straps, these being the simplified version, these were used by various branches including mounted troops and artillery, however they were greatly favoured by German paratroopers who fought lightly equipped. This particular set has a good RB number to the reverse leather. These were originally produced in brown and have been over-dyed to the outer russet face to a black colour, which is absolutely typical of wartime used straps. All fittings are of aluminium including the rear hook.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LINEOL 88cm FLAK GUN. The Lineol Company of Germany, possibly more famous for their range of sawdust and glue military and civil figures over many years both prior and post WWII, also had the most wonderful range of military tin toys, one of the most impressive is the 88cm flak gun, this was produced both in a camouflage finish and an ordnance grey finish, this is the more desirable camouflage finish. 40cm long, 13cm high when the weapon is folded at its lowest trajectory, everything fully functions on this most exquisite toy, the steadying arms collapse, the gun elevates to a height of 28cm through its winding gear. The front and rear bogies release from the main body exactly as the gun would be used in action. Full military rubber tyres. Both tow hooks in place. Camouflage complete with slight scratches to the cannon barrel. A superb item.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFT GAU AWARD. The scarce non portable awarded by the Commander-in- General and Commander-in-Chief of Luftgau Norway. This bronze plaque in its original presentation cardboard box, which is individually numbered '7493' was awarded for service in the Air Force area of Norway. The original recipient's name is hand applied to the exterior of the box with the matching number '7493' applied in hand to the edge of the box.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 ENLISTED MAN/NCO'S VISOR CAP. A very nice example of an early produced mans cap in other ranks quality wool with matching aluminium insignia throughout size 54 cm, typical Luftwaffe buckled chin strap with rounded buckles and an excellent peak with Luftwaffe edge binding. The overall condition of the patent leather is slightly above average only showing minor crazing and a little congealing. The inner of the cap is early war quality being of brown polished cotton, there is a large label for the firm Karl Halfer, these were a well known firm that produced many Luftwaffe and Afrika Korps items of headdress. The airman's name is still upon a card inserted upon the sweat shield. There is a little damage to the leatherette headband including a little splitting in places, however overall the cap remains very sound. The external appearance is superb and the shape is good throughout. A very nice representative example of a flak cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE FLAK FLIEGER BLUSE. A super example of a mid to late war bluse having a full compliment of red backed flak insignia with matching flak shoulder boards, wonderfully factory machine zigzag mounted eagle to the breast. The liner is of the typical mid blue rayon fabric and there is a full compliment of issue stampings to the interior and an LBA acceptance stamp. the tunic shows very minor wear throughout. There are NCO's chevrons and gulls to the epaulettes. There is one or two areas of light moth surface around the shoulder areas where it has sat for many years on a coat hanger and there are one or two very well executed small repairs. Also to the breast are multiple collector mounted tack stitches for applying insignia and a 2nd class Iron Cross ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE FLYING BOOTS. An excellent pair of the typical black suede and leather boots with buckle closures, these have a good degree of combat wear, however remain excellent throughout. The original press studs to the top to accept the heating elements are both present and both zips appear good and unbroken. The soles have some wear and a little resoling and heel plates appear to be a period replacement. They appear also to be a good large size approximately 10. To the top is the issue label, this is upon both boots.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GENERAL GORING INSIGNIA GROUP. A very fine and scarce set of insignia for a member of Regiment General Goring. Full length, uncut, removed from uniform General Goring NCO quality hand embroidered cuff title, very fine embroidery to the General Goring lettering, some moth damage to the cuff title which can be seen in our web images, stitches remaining where the title has been removed from its original tunic. An excellent set of Gefreiter's white based collar patches, twin gulls with flak artillery red twisted cord piping, unusually the main body of the material for each collar patch is in white leather. A set of slip-on Luftwaffe blue grey NCO rank shoulder boards with white wool piping, a single row of tress running in a letter 'U' shape around the full circumference of each shoulder board. One single Gefreiter inverted V rank chevron in Luftwaffe blue grey canvas-like material with a further Luftwaffe blue grey woollen based rank chevron for the rank of Obergefreiter. Accompanying the insignia are two Luftwaffe bayonet knots, one unique to Regiment General Goring and superbly Regimentally stamped to the interior of the leather strap
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GENERALS SWORD. A good example of the extremely rare second pattern Luftwaffe Generals sword. The blade is by 'Eickhorn.' All of the deeply etched decoration is good and clear. The central blue panel is slightly weak in colour. The majority of the gilt to the text on the long panel is very faint. On the reverse side for the shorter panel the gilt is also faint but the lettering is good and clear. Some minor spotting on the lower point of the blade and at the very top close to the cross guard where the blade has been left exposed from its scabbard over the last 70-80 years a toning has occurred to the bright nickel plating of the blade. Original leather washer is all intact. The gilt is good to both folding shell guards and the d shaped hilt. The deep orange grip has two minor chips all grip wire is intact and all the bright silver colour remains to the Luftwaffe eagle. There is a slight thinness to the top pommel. The scabbard leather is good with one crease to the centre. There is at least 70% of the gilt remaining to both upper and lower scabbard mounts. Each scabbard mount is number matched. The leather of the scabbard has slightly shrunk leaving a one eighth of an inch gap between the lower part of the shell guard and the scabbard throat when the sword is pushed firmly home. A rare sword.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GESCHWADER BOELCKE CUFF TITLE. A hand embroidered Gothic lettered Geschwader Boelcke N C O cuff title, the embroidery is of a much higher standard than normally encountered , 1 moth nip to title
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE 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 MEDICAL AND PARATROOPER GROUPING. A group of 7 documents to a Luftwaffe NCO Otto Heger. A 16 page citation style booklet for the DRL (sports badge) association award badge dated '1938' while as a member of Flak Regiment 10, complete with photograph wearing pre war open style Luftwaffe tunic, complete with the original DRL badge. A Luftwaffe A4 size citation for the 4 Year Long Service Medal dated 'October 1939'. Promotion document to the rank of Feldwebel dated 'May 1940', A4 size. Citation for the 1st Oktober 1938 Medal dated 'September 1939'. Citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords dated '1942'. Citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated '1944', by that time Heger had become a member of the late war form Parachute Army, the citation reads 'AS A MEMBER OF 12/FALLSCHIRM-JAGER REGT.5'. Small size citation dated '1942' signed from the Saxon Interior Minister to Heger. Accompanying the citations are Heger's original three part medal ribbon bar comprising War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Medal, 1st Oktober 1938 medal all with their original court mounted ribbons. The blue of the Long Service ribbon has faded but is complete with its original Luftwaffe motif. Also accompanying the group is Heger's rare identity disc which has been separately impressed Red Cross. Because of the late award of the Iron Cross 2nd Class it was never utilised on its Medal Ribbon Bar.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. A most superb condition oval shaped 'Assmann' marked buckle for a Luftwaffe officers parade belt. Mint bright gilt to the central swastika with excellent bright frosted highlighted finish to the surrounding wreath and edge of the buckle, complete with one keeper.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS WHITE TOP VISOR CAP. A good size 56 cm Luftwaffe white top officers cap with the removable top. This well service used white top officers cap has great character. Standard removable white top with some light staining, the top we believe has been removed and cleaned and replaced. It is with its correct white backed heavy wire woven fully removable Luftwaffe eagle with metallic back plate. Three prong fixing to pre stitched holes in the white top. Standard Luftwaffe officers black mohair band to which is attached a slightly oxidised wire woven national cockade. Standard officers cap cords with twin pebbled side buttons. The peak is the extra strengthened edged visor commonly encountered in early period Luftwaffe officers caps, both blue grey top and white top. Some of the stitching to this extra strengthened edging is loose and the edging itself has disappeared on a 2 inch section on the interior of the visor. To the interior the white Morocco interior sweat band has seen much service wear, it has the name applied 'Oberleutnant (abbreviated to OBLT) Ruppel'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER'S BADGE IN CLOTH. A mint unissued condition Luftwaffe Pilot Observer's badge. Fine grey machine embroidered eagle with yellow embroidered wreath on its Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth. Totally unissued. Superb. BC60
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SEAT PACK PARACHUTE. An extremely good example of the rare Luftwaffe seat pack parachute, generally used by aviators of single cockpit aircraft. All of the webbing strapping is in excellent condition with slight fraying and what looks like to be a small repair with the one single loop that attaches the release catch to the various fixing points of the webbing system. To the reverse side of the back pad it is Luftwaffe acceptance stamped plus the date '1941'. The release handle is all in place with its wire, which runs to the separately applied seat pack which is attached to the canvas padded seat cushion. Minor rust staining through the canvas in the area that covers the release point. To the parachute bag is the large printed technical label, which reads '6 STZ FALLSCHIRM MANUFACTURE AUTOFLUG BERLIN' plus two further Luftwaffe acceptance stamps. SC20A
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SEAT PARACHUTE. An exceptionally good example of the ultra rare seat parachute, generally used by pilots of single seater aircraft. General condition is good with the webbing strap showing storage and service usage. Complete with its release handle, central buckle, attached is its complete seat chute, which unfortunately has lost its technical labe also the seat cushion is missing. SC23C
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS GREATCOAT. An excellent wartime produced greatcoat in fine woollen material showing some wear to the nap of the cloth and some very minor moth nips. There is an excellent stamp to the interior including ?LBA 38?. To each epaulette are the signals brown colours, these epaulettes are originally affixed and the cloth matches perfectly. These epaulettes have been interestingly stiffened to the interior and give a very smart appearance. There is one rank chevron again on Luftwaffe backing to the left arm.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good pair of brown waffenfarbe piped artificial silk stitch-on shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Feldwebel..
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL M.40 HELMET. A good example of the M.40, interestingly when the decal was applied it would appear that the right hand wing possibly came loose and was applied at a slightly higher angle than normally encountered. The helmet is the rough M.40 type blue grey Luftwaffe paint with some light scratching, chips and abrasions. The lining of the helmet is typical of items found in the United States, which has suffered from a slight leather rot, this is generally stable but many of the fingers are missing. A lot number '1363' is clearly stamped to the inner rear of the helmet, the chin strap is now minus. Also stamped 'ET64'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUEDE FLYING JACKET. A service worn and repaired but extremely useable and displayable suede and sheepskin lined flying jacket, part of the suede two-piece suit. Standard fur collar, which has some losses as can be seen from our web images. Sheepskin lining all complete. Original zip fitted, which is in full working order. The leather double loop for attaching the oxygen mask clip is all in place. The grey leather faced map pocket is all complete. The zips to each lower sleeve are intact, one is fully working, the other appears to have lost its function and is sewn together to keep the lower sleeve closed. All of the male/female cuff adjustment mechanisms are complete. The interior windproof sleeves are complete. The jacket is also with its internal luftwaffe blue grey webbing waist adjuster belt. . Two lower pockets without flaps which have male/female closure studs are all complete and working. To the right hand upper sleeve there is one stitched repair with one small stitched repair to the upper left hand sleeve. An overall large size.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUMMER WEIGHT TAN FLYING TROUSERS. One of the rarest of the Luftwaffe flying suits is the two-piece suit constructed in the salt and pepper summer weight material, the trousers being the hardest part of the two-piece suit to obtain. This pair are in absolutely superb condition, completely unworn, non stained, non moth holed. All of the correct zips are in place. They are a mixture of both metal zips and plastic zips. All of the male/female pop studs are in place with slight rusting but all are operable.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL EINHEITSFELDMUTZE. Often referred to as 'Field Made' this cap recently acquired in Germany within an estate of tropical luftwaffe items have amazing appeal to all enthusiast of tropical headdress. The 'field Made' cap have no air vents and no lining would have been commissioned in the theatre by a regiment or division commander for a local tailor to produce a quantity of these caps for his troops who would be running short on supplies. Numerous examples of these caps are photographed with the Robert Kurtz book 'Afrika Korps'. The cap is well used having its eagle well embossed in to the fabric, the eagle is crudely hand stitched with a light shade of cotton thread, the national roundel being also hand sewn with typical tropical thread. The peak liner, which is constructed in an ersatz material has swelled though dampness leaving a floppy effect to the peak with the remains of the interior material crumbled within it. This cap was obtained along with a tropical luftwaffe side cap of the same head size and other rare tropical luftwaffe equipment items and artefacts. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A very near mint stored example of a long sleeve shirt, the size is a good medium large and other than slight marks where folded the shirt is unused and from original stored stock. All cocoanut brown buttons are present. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TWO PIECE BLUE CANVAS FLYING SUIT. A very good example of the blue canvas flying suit. Cream sheep skin lined to the interior with contrasting brown sheepskin lining to the collar. This is the style of jacket that has the blue leather attachments for the oxygen mask clip. Open non zipped map pocket. Two angled waist pockets that close with buttons, two metal zips one for each lower sleeve complete with inner canvas windproof cuffs and a plastic central zip. Hidden internal canvas waist belt. Overall the jacket retains very good colour. There is some fraying and service wear to the bottom of each cuff. One tear to the rear elbow of the right hand sleeve as the jacket is viewed. The plastic zip is complete but the puller is missing. The zip does work after careful placement of the opposite side of zip. It has an excellent makers label which is RB numbered to the lower inner band. Any other typed or written details have been obscured by service wear. The jacket is accompanied by its matching trousers and a good colour match. All the pockets are complete and all closing press studs with male and female portions are in place and working correctly. Interior hidden waist belt in white canvas which is RB numbered. Brown sheep skin lining to the trousers. Metal zips to each lower leg of which both are complete with their leather pullers and working correctly. There is evidence of slight service wear to the base of each trouser leg. The canvas attachments to the upper waistband for the attachment of the issue braces are complete. To the right hand side of the trousers is the internal flare holster. The two closing buttons to the very top of the waistband are missing. An excellent suit. SC32B
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TWO-PIECE SUMMER SUIT TROUSERS. Out of all the Luftwaffe flying suits the two-piece summer weight unlined suit in the salt and pepper material is possibly one of the most difficult to obtain and of the two pieces of the suit the trousers are without doubt the rarest. This pair are a medium size pair, they have had the two hip zips removed with the openings re-stitched and the further two zips that run down the hips close to the knee have also been removed. The front crotch zip is of the plastic variety. The two front pockets are complete with their male/female closure system. The exterior closure flap for the angled right hip flare pistol pocket is all intact. The inner bellows of the pocket have been removed. Both lower leg nickel zips are all complete and have their zip runners intact, but the section which attaches to the pullers is broken away on both. Other minor nicks and minor repairs but no undue staining and are ideal for display with an appropriate flying jacket.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WINTER ONE PIECE FLYING SUIT. Grey exterior canvas style material, fully lined including all arms, legs, body and collar in brown sheepskin eight buttonhole front with all original buttons complete with fly front. Two angled hip pockets without flaps, open top but closing buttons. Button closed cuffs, complete with its interior windproof cuffs, which are closed by a male/female studding system. All access zips to the interior of the suit from the exterior by zips to each side, which are complete. Two thigh pockets complete with their original buttons and flaps. A zip at the base of each leg of which the zips are complete but the zip runners are missing. Unfortunately around the inner collar area and one part of the interior of the suit the interior skin has rotted and also been attacked by moth, the damage can be seen on our web images. Quite often we have seen these manufactured in Sofia Bulgaria, this example however is maker marked 'Karl Heisler, Berlin.' Prospective purchasers ought to be aware of the heavy postage due to the weight of this item. SC38A
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WOMANS AUXILLERY CAP. A scarce Luftwaffe woman Auxillery operatives field cap,standard Luftwaffe blue grey material in excellent condition, no moth damage ,nap of cloth very good, one single air vent to each side of cap,single button front with a standard cross hatched stitched eagle, to the interior the lining in a light tan heavy cotton twill with only the remains of the leather forehead sweatband, a pair of Red silk initials on a label stitched to the lining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUGER HOLSTER. A magnificent 42 dated PO hard shell holster, there is some minor bruising and rubbing, however the holster would polish beautifully. There is a super patina finish overall, profuse markings for '42'. There is maker's code as well as waffen amt stampings.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LZ127 GRAF ZEPPELIN PORCELAIN. A most superb set of three items of china from the famous airship, the LZ127 the Graf Zeppelin. These three superb items all produced by the Company Heinrich & Company of Bavaria with their logo on the base of each item, also with the logo in light brown 'Graf Zeppelin 1928'. The three items comprise of a tea cup, saucer and tea plate. They are gilt edged with the most beautiful gilt and blue decoration to each piece with both the tea plate and the cup having the further designation of 'LZ' within an oval. All the three items in the most perfect undamaged condition. The first flight of the Graf Zeppelin was on the 18th September 1928, it was fitted out for transatlantic flight in the most exquisite fashion. It's operational career spanned almost 9 years, having its last flight in June 1937. All flights were without incident but unfortunately was withdrawn from service after the crash and destruction of the LZ129 Hindenburg at Lakehurst in May 1937. It was withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1940. Fortunately much of the china survived, this is an exquisite item for the collectors of historic porcelain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.35 DOUBLE DECAL WINTER OVERPAINT CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A steel helmet that has seen extensive combat use, starting out life as a typical double decal M.35 helmet, subsequently receiving a coat of white paint and then two further coats of grey paint. Interestingly there are traces of red over certain areas of the white that would suggest that could well have been a medics helmet, the M.35 tri-colour decal is visible below the paint and the paint that overlays the decal has greatly crazed with minute crackling due to shrinkage. The eagle decal is visible with much scratching and areas of flaking as well as a certain amount of over paint. The white paint has faded to a wonderful bone grey colour and again displays minute cracking and the crown areas shows much of the original white coming through the later field grey paint. Two of the original rivets are in place and these have the same paint to the heads and are the early brass type that once had a nickel over plating. One rear rivet appears to be a later addition and could possibly be a restoration. The inner lining is good and supple however there is breakage to at least three of the fingers and a certain degree of cracking to the leather. An M.40 type label chin strap is present and this is dated '42' to the end of the tongue, again although original this is probably a collector replacement. The interior of the helmet appears to be read 'SE66' and a lot number being '3049'. An excellent display helmet that shows much use and clearly is a combat veteran helmet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.40 LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL HELMET. An absolutely untouched example of American souvenir collecting being a good large size Q66 Luftwaffe helmet having approximately 90% of all the roughened finish present in a pleasant slightly frosty blue grey colour that has not been oiled or waxed in any way. The eagle decal is good and is slightly off-set to the rivet. The head of the eagle is scratched away and there is a scratch through the swastika. All pins are present. The lining is slightly dry with a soldier's name penned to it. There is a little repair work to two fingers which have broken, however this has been well executed. The helmet at some point has had a chin strap neatly sewn in place. The two stubs remain, however the main body of the strap is missing. The Q type lot number is 'DN 108'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.42 ARMY TUNIC. An excellent tunic with original insignia configured to mountain troops having green piping and edelweiss insignia to the sleeve. Original NCO tress to the collar and to the shoulder boards. The tunic has been slightly re-tailored in typical German fashion to smarten it making it slightly shorter and this involving slight replacement of pockets that have been made slightly smaller for a more jaunty appearance. The original eagle is present and is applied in the typical folded and over-stitched manner and this actually has been applied through the lining, this would have taken place when these minor alterations were carried out by a regimental tailor. An excellent well patinated example of a mid war combat tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.44 BLOUSE. The sheer volume of production of German WWII uniforms as well as the pressing circumstances of the late war period influenced uniform production massively. An absolutely enormous array of variations can be found in German uniforms and here we have yet another stunning example of a clearly late war item. The jacket is basically the M.44 jacket produced in a very low quality wool and cellulose mix in an olive slightly brown shade. What makes this jacket fascinating are the many odd refinements to it, including the two piece back and two row of buttonholes. On close examination we believe this item is a transitional uniform made in a factory that was producing the earlier four pocket blouses and this production probably over-ran into the pattern change. One of the rear panels clearly has a line of stitching and shows it must have been used within another garment and re-cut to complete this order. The intriguing double front is most interesting as there are two rows of machine applied buttonholes. Fixed through one set of buttonholes are the standard issue buttons that have the normal circular fixings to the rear. There is a clear stamp of '44' to the base of one of the front reinforced areas and another Stuttgart maker's label which appears to initially be 1940 and then '44' date below, this again rather adds to the theory that this is a recycled garment. Although we cannot be 100% certain, we believe this was probably an assault gunners wrap jacket that has had the manufacturing process radically changed half way through. There is evidence that there were buttons once affixed at a 45% angle to the inner right hand breast, this would be consummate with an assault gunner type uniform. To the reverse of the collar and cuffs are brown Bakelite Italian buttons. To each collar are machine factory applied artillery collar insignias and to each epaulette NCO and artillery piping. There is a wool overlay of '69' and a single pip. The condition is presentable, however there are significant moth nips to some areas and the back of the arm and wear to the nap of the cloth of the exterior. The original triangular M.44 style breast eagle is again machine applied and present to the front. This is one of the most interesting garments we have seen for some time and this is a test to the Germans ability to adapt items and to recycle all materials possible. This is a highly interesting element of the history of field tunics and worthy of far more research.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M42/43 TUNIC. A good combat tunic in the M.42/43 configuration. Six button front, four patch pockets all without pleats with button flaps. Good nap to the cloth overall with some thinness in the lower cuffs and around the pocket flaps, in the slightly later more slate grey material than field grey green. The insignia fitted is a pair of the universal mouse grey collar patches applied directly to the herringbone green backed slate grey collar. A pair of field grey green slip on shoulder boards, late war with artificial silk white piping for infantry. The breast eagle fitted is of the later war triangular shaped style. Three button configuration for the belt support hooks with the canvas interior tabs. The interior lining is of the grey herringbone artificial silk style. The tunic is RB numbered and size stamped. One very unusual feature of the tunic is the two front upper pockets, instead of being constructed in one piece it has had two scraps from the floor joined together to make one pocket front, this is in conjunction with the saving of material. All of the stitching to the tunic pockets are identical to the style, space and coloration of the rest of the stitching to the tunic indicating this unusual feature is not a post war addition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MEDICAL ASSISTANTS SOLDBUCH & CITATIONS. The soldbuch and two citations belonging to Medical Assistant Friedrich Dahm. The soldbuch which is complete with all its pages unfortunately has its photograph removed, it was first issue in May 1940 and it stayed with Friedrich Dahm up until 1945. It has much wear use as would be expected after being kept in his pocket for five years. Every page has considerable detail. His awards page show him to be the winner of the Eastern Front Medal, the Krim Shield, the Rumanian Anti Bolshevik Medal and 4 WWI medals. A picture of Friedrich Dahm in later life passport size included at the back of the soldbuch. Citations include the scarce field typed citation A5 size, for the Krim Shield awarded July 1942, this is rather frail especially at the central fold. The second citation is the Wound Badge in black, he was a member of Medical Company D 715, which was part of the 715th Infantry Division of which two pages of research are complete with this small grouping.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MILITARY OR POLITICAL GLOCKENSPIEL. A superb condition Glockenspiel, complete with its green and white long horse hair plumes, surmounted by a political style eagle and swastika. The glockenspiel was ever present in many military and political band formations of the Third Reich, unfortunately we cannot identify the definitive organisation that this belonged to. 96cm in height, 56cm in width, this item will incur quite heavy shipping costs. Although we are not musical instrument experts it would appear to be in excellent condition with all of the keys intact. Some minor denting to the hollow nickel front frame of the instrument with no apparent damage to the plating itself, Swastika finial slightly loose, No visible makers marks. An impressive piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MINE SWEEPER BADGE. A good service worn example of the non maker marked Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge. The gilt to the wreath and eagle visible but dull, complete with its uniform retaining hook placed behind the eagle and swastika and its horizontal wide tapering pin. The award has been bent concave for a snugger fit to the uniform, we have seen this many times before on Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badges.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MISCELLANEOUS KRIEGSMARINE & COASTAL ARTILLERY INSIGNIA. Five items of insignia including one 60mm circular piece from the Coastal Artillery, machine embroidered. Three oval patches being Administration, Ordnance and Medical, one piece machine embroidered, the other two hand embroidered and one circular Medical patch beautifully bullion embroidered.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MOUNTAIN TROOPERS BERGMUTZE. A super early war issue example of the classic mountain troopers hat. The fine wool has an excellent even wear to all the nap of the cloth and on turning down the curtains one can see a clear shadow of the cloth. To the front is the typical triangulated trapezoid insignia. To the front are the brown coconut type buttons. The front peak has a period repair to it where it has worn through from wear. The inner lining is of grey twill and there are single zinc eyelets to either side. Somewhat interestingly the soldier has applied a strip of tin within a twill pouch-like arrangement to make the front of the cap stand up. There is some sweat staining and areas of discoloration to the inner. The original leather sweat band has been period removed by the soldier. A highly evocative item of Third Reich headdress.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MOUNTAIN TROOPS PHOTO ALBUM. A highly interesting album from what we believe to be a motorcycle detachment of a mountain troops unit. The album is the standard sized canteen album with silver block to the bottom 'War Memories' (in German). An outline plaque of a motorcyclist has been removed from the cover. The album contains 166 photographs, many good views of the M.43 and the bergmutze cap being worn and other items of headdress. There are also excellent shots throughout the album of various military vehicles used by the German Armed Forces. A good side on shot of the one ton half track Demag, an SS soldier hatless wearing the SS No.3. collar patch. 1 ton Demags lined up in a possibly Russian or Polish village. We believe also that this mountain trooper served in Crete, there is a postcard of the Commander of the Mountain Division involved in the Crete operation. Images of what we believe to be the Greek invasion. German tanks in fields. Tropical style tunics being worn. German tanks crossing hastily constructed engineer bridges. JU52 aircraft, possibly crashed, on Kretian airfields. German graves of mountain troopers on Crete. More crashed JU52's. Picturesque views of the islands off mainland Greece with views in Athens itself. Images of German motorcycle units. Good views of British Bren carriers converted to German use with the Balkan Cross added. Vehicles being unloaded from ships. One superb shot of three German soldiers sitting inside a Schwimmvagen, large format postcard size, with the Mountain Division sign of Narvik on the side. Another superb postcard size shot of a German tank with the occupants wearing winter fur hats and the black Panzer uniform. SS troops wearing camouflage uniforms. More shots of the schwimmvagen. An excellent album.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MOUNTED BOOTS. The basic configuration is the same as the jack boot, however these are slightly higher to the front with a very gradual rise. These are probably worn by an artillery unit, they show typical mounted characteristics. They have been wartime depot re-fitted and as per mounted regulations the nails omitted. To both rear of the boot the seams are good and with no splits, interestingly these have had again depot re-fitted straps to the interior, these straps constantly wore through due to the pulling action of wearing the boots and thus were repaired at depot level. Both boots have incised makers codes and markings to the interior. They are in a good size, the leather is good and supple.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MP28 MAGAZINE POUCH. A very scarce example of this early all leather pouch in a rectangular format with dividers to the interior. There is a large heavy format D ring for attachment to equipment and three loops for various positions to the rear. These were used by various elements including NCO’s and police troops. A very scarce item of weapon related equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAMED GAS MASK TIN. A well used stored combat item in dusty condition having to the base a soldier's name and feldpost type number hand painted. The usual rank number to the neck and the soldier's initials have also been scratched into the lid. To the sprung closure there is part of the webbing still attached, however some missing. Again the soldier's name is on a typed note that has been glued to the inner lid and has been glued over another soldier's painted details. A very attractive item.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL HANDBOOK. An interesting handbook for German youth entitled 'SEEFAHRRT-FIBEL DES DEUTSCHEN JUNGEN'. Published in Munich and Berlin. 96 pages generally being an instructional manual on identification of ships, the use of sail, navigation and an interesting colour central section on Third Reich Kreigsmarine uniforms, flags of the world and signal flags used in both civil and military use, including flags of allies of Germany and the Hanseatic State. Accompanied by three German A4 sized beautifully illustrated '1938' dated wedding telegrams.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL MARKED Y STRAPS. A rare pair of naval marked non combat Y straps. Any items of German Third Reich equipment that is marine marked have always been considered rare by collectors, this set is service worn but all the fittings are good and the leather is strong and supple. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL 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 OLD COMRADES ASSOCIATION CAP EAGLE. Marked on the reverse side with a maker's number '14' followed by 'Ges Gesch'. All three prongs remaining. The enamel is good to the Iron Cross above the swastika.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OLYMPIC MEDAL. An excellent example of the 1936 Olympic Medal, complete with all its finish and full length ribbon. BC121
GERMAN THIRD REICH P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. One of the finest examples we have had for many years being completely unissued and stored. The holster is manufactured from a fine quality black leather and all stitching remains good and in a off white/cream shade. The interior is excellent throughout with no staining. The exterior is profusely stamped with the incised P.38 designation and a 'JWA 41' stamping, JWA stood for Moritz Stecher Lederwerk. An almost impossible holster to improve upon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A good condition soft shell all black leather holster for the Third Reich P.38 semi automatic pistol. Stitching good and strong overall. Good form to the holster and its spare magazine holder. The leather closing tab stitching is good and strong. Both reverse side belt loops intact. Well marked ‘KKD 1944 P38’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER COMBAT TROUSERS. A good condition pair of the rare trousers designed for wear with the Army black Panzer wrap over jacket. This style of trouser in black are the only designs specifically to be worn with the Panzer jacket. The nap of the cloth is generally good with some thinness in places, especially around the knee and thigh area and pocket flaps. Long black trousers with tapered bottoms. Six button fly front (1 button missing). Trimmed pocket flaps with one button missing to one flap. Complete with its integral three pronged web belt. One old ordnance field repair to the front right hand knee area as the trousers are viewed and one patched repair approximately 4 inches x 6 inches at the rear of the left hand leg as the trousers are viewed from the rear. Other minor nicks to the cloth but overall excellent condition. The lining to both of the waist pockets flaps in the lower area of the flap have worn away through wear use. The interior lining in its white/cream standard colour in good order, profusely stamped with the remaining depot designation of 'B43' size stamp plus a long series of numbers which we cannot identify.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER GRENADIER DIVISION CITATION. A standard A5 sized citation, punch holed, with image of the award at the top of the citation, to Gefreiter Toni Clemens, who served on the staff of Panzer Regiment 190. Date of award 1st September 1944 with the unit stamp, with an indelible pencil signature of the Unit Colonel. PZ.ABTL 190 was the Panther unit attached to the division and in August 1944 the division was in action and in Liguria, Northern Italy. BCC69
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER GEORG GRUNER SIGNATURE. A good Army Panzer Knights Cross Winner, Oberleutnant Georg Gruner signature, as removed from a Hitler Youth member's autograph book. Also included to the reverse side of the page is another unidentified Luftwaffe Knights Cross Winner's signature.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER PHOTO ALBUM. 143 images in a standard leather bound album, starting with pre war period with family shots. Moving onto training in small tracked vehicles. Other aspects of training life many wearing the black Panzer wrap over uniform. The unit is identified as the 6th Company of Panzer Regiment 7. We have ascertained this from a wall plaque affixed behind one of the images in the album. Servicing of half track vehicles. Excellent shots with the wearing of the Panzer beret and the Panzer beret situated next to the owner. More training with large 8 ton half tracks. Mixture of uniforms, again with the early pink piped Panzer jacket plus field grey uniforms. Camp life. Excellent shot of three Panzer men wearing their berets next to an overturned tank. Some tourist shots internally within Germany. Nurnburg rally field shots with good close-up of Adolf Hitler arriving. 6 wheeled armoured cars, tanks being moved by train to the rally fields. Winter scenes with half track vehicle hanging over the edge of a bridge. At the very end of the album there are some fun shots of soldiers dressed up with WWI pickelhaube with faces turned into clowns. This is a good pre-war small format Panzer album with many interesting shots.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER TROOPS GENERAL WALTER NEHRING SIGNATURE. A full signature in pencil of the well known Panzer troops General, famous for his work in North Africa, Walter Kirk Nehring. Signature on an April 1945 award letter for the Iron Cross to members of the 24th Panzer Corps, January 1945. The letter states that two were killed, 18 wounded and 28 people put out of action through other reasons. Accompanying the letter is a post war signed photograph of Walter Nehring, signed in felt pen, he is wearing his tropical uniform with tropical General's visor cap, as Commander of the 1st Panzer Army. He was awarded the Oak Leaves and Swords and was a well known figure in the German Armoured Forces.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PARACHUTE PACKING MANUAL. This ultra rare April 1942 dated manual is possibly the rarest of any of the instruction manuals for the German Paratroopers. Measuring 29cm x 20cm, this 283 page manual is fully illustrated on virtually every page and instructs the paratroopers on the packing of the drop containers and many other forms of equipment parachuted in to keep the ground troops in action with containers including motorcycles, food containers, light artillery pieces, bicycles and all the impedimenta to fight a short sharp campaign without support from follow-up ground forces. For the historical researcher of the German paratroopers this is an invaluable piece. This example is numbered ‘1002’, it has a soft cover, which is slightly shredded on the edges as can be seen on our web images. The print is superb and it was constructed by using brass screws into tubular threads. In 2014 the well known publishing company Military Mode used this example for the manufacture of the now successful reprint, which is also for sale on this web site.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PARATROOPER GREY GREEN KNEE PADS. A magnificent pair of the early rare knee pads in the typical flecked grey green material, these are in very good clean stored condition with a few rust spots and there are excellent RB stampings to the rear clearly showing that these were worn and used from the early to mid war period. The leather backed stud fixtures are good showing only minor patination to the posts. The original elastic straps to some extent have perished upon one of the pads and the small wire loop is now missing, however the other pad remains complete, the elastic taking on a slightly hard feel, which is absolutely typical of old elastic. Both have indelible stamps and have clearly always been a pair since the war's end. A very hard item of FJ equipment to find.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PERIOD CROATIAN ARMY SOLDBUCH. A virtually identical form soldbuch but for the Croation forces with printing all in Serbo Croat. To the interior front page ¾ length photograph of the recipient wearing his Croatian Army uniform, he was a member of the 10th Infantry Regiment 2nd Jager Brigade, this unit spent all of its active service fighting partisans. Together with his Croat Army identification card, which is a double sided single folded card, photograph head and bust, hatless, wearing his Croat uniform. The Regiment was assigned to the German 714th Infantry Division. A highly interesting set of documents. The recipient originally started his military in the 10th Infantry Regiment, Regimental band, but it is unlikely that he remained with the band throughout the war.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE 18 YEAR LONG SERVICE CITATION. An impressive large A4 size pre printed citation, double punch holed, non folded, to Hauptwachtmeister Josef Stephan, awarding him on the 1st February 1939 the Police Long Service Medal for 18 years. State Secretary Meissner facsimile signature with eagle and swastika embossed lower left side of the citation. BCC9
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE ARM EAGLE. A good unissued light purple police style eagle with black swastika, embroidered directly onto a section of the unique police green uniform cloth.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE CAP EAGLE. The standard one piece aluminium stamped gold washed Police eagle. Minor spots of oxidisation but generally all gold present. It would be easy to advertise this piece as a Police General's cap eagle, however we feel it is for a junior rank. Page 299 of Uniforms Organisations and History of the German Police Volume II shows a white top Police summer cap with brown centre band and gold eagle. A scarce piece of insignia.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE ENLISTED MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. We have always noticed that police equipment differs slightly from the other belted equipment of the civil and armed forces, this police belt and buckle have always been a pair. The belt itself is of the standard black leather, excellent condition, good light colour to the interior. Marked size '100' to the keeper end, the keeper itself is a much larger frame than any other type of belt keeper on Third Reich belts. The buckle being of a slightly heavier pebbling than the standard type of police buckle encountered. It is one piece aluminium cast and is fitted with a highly unusual wider than standard leather tab, which itself is also unmarked.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE SHAKO. The shako is completely untouched with its original faux alloy cockade still present. There is a little crazing to the peak and the flat top, however the whole item is excellent with slight yellowing from years of storage. The rear of the felt has what appears to be one area of moth damage repair. The liner is supple and good and complete with no damage and the original draw cord is present. The liner ia marked size 55.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLITICAL ENTRENCHING TOOL AND COVER. A entrenching tool in a pointed style to the shovel, fitted into a rectangular Third Reich constructed brown leather carrying harness, possibly used by SA or Hitler Youth units. Good wood haft. Both belt loops leathers are good, strong and useable.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POST WAR DATED MOTHERS CROSS MEDAL CITATION. A highly interesting war document being the large A4 size semi hard card citation for the Mothers Cross in Gold, interestingly dated ‘20th May 1945, awarded to Maria Herle, born Seitz in Landshut. Large print with facsimile signature of both Adolf Hitler and Meisser the Presidential Secretary. Large embossed eagle and swastika to the lower left hand document. These documents were prepared for issue before the end of the war on the 8th May and dated ‘20th May’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD DAGGER 1st MODEL HANGING STRAP. A good example of the 1st Model RAD all leather hanging strap, which has been modified closely to the style of the 2nd pattern by having an additional backing piece of leather attached similar to the 2nd pattern dagger strap. This is a period modification. All the leather good overall. If the subsequent buyer wishes to reconvert this to a full 1st model all that has to be done is that the stitches on the reverse side holding the additional piece of leather be snipped away.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD FEMALE SECTION TRADITION BADGE. A good selection of the 42mm circumference Tradition Badge of the Deutsche Fraunenarbeitsdienst, individually award numbered ‘67492’. Complete with its original fixing pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD HEWER 1ST MODEL HANGING STRAP. A rare leather hanger being known as the 1st Model for the RAD mans hewer. The main body is good and strong, all stitching good. The connecting strap with its oval buckle is good and strong to the upper part of the hanging strap but it is very frail at its fixing point to the lower half.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD MEDAL FOR 12 YEAR SERVICE. A very good all silver oval RAD medal. Good silver finish with frosted highlights. Complete with its short section of blue service ribbon. BC37
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAILWAY ALBUM. The exterior cover of this album is missing, by the inscription on the inside page it is related to an event in Wetzlar on the 2nd June 1937. The album only has approximately 30 good format photographs basically of groups of civilians meeting and looking at the town with various 1930's automobiles. The only merit that the album has is that at the very back there is a series of images with a large Mercedes car drawn up outside a public building and there are four very good close-up pictures of the motor standard of a very high ranking railway official. The standard in a wire frame shows the wound wheel insignia of the railway organisation with a central swastika. The flag on the opposite mudguard/fender of the car is a Reich War Service flag, also in the same size in wire frame. Four good photographs for the flag and/or railway collector.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RANK UNIFORM AND FLAG DISPLAY. Three very attractive beautifully coloured charts, which have been modern framed showing the ranking system, basic uniforms and flags of the Army, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine. Each sheet 11 inches of 28cm by 27½ inches of 44cm have been removed from an old period display. At the base of one page reads 'Druck Offsetdruckerei Fricke & Company, Stuttgart', whether these sheets were for civilian consumption or military use only we have no idea but they show all of the ranking beautifully coloured and superbly framed and would make a wonderful backdrop for an Armed Forces display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RECORDS BY STEWART McKENZIE. This interesting soft back cover work of 119 pages published by Ulric Publishing in 2001. The book covers original records of the Third Reich period and the section of modern records, which are still available. A large section relating to the military bands of Germany anything related to German Third Reich music.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RED CROSS MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good one piece cast aluminium Red Cross enlisted mans buckle. Beautiful detail to the face side. Maker marked 'OLC' within a lozenge followed by 'Ges Gesch' in raised relief to the reverse side. Complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RED CROSS MEDAL. An example of the German Red Cross medal, slight toning to the silvered finish however an early production in good quality metal. Complete with a short section of its red and white ribbon. BC71 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH REICHSBAHN OVERSEAS CAP. A large size dark navy blue overseas cap worn by a Reichsbahn official. Lightweight wool material, no moth, complete with the correct small gold on blue Bevo woven national eagle of the Reichsbahn with the folded Bevo national roundel below. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH REINHARD HEYDRICH ENLISTED RANKS CUFF TITLE. A rare full length uncut unused woven in Bevo weave. The cuff title was worn by SS Gebirgsjager-Regiment 11. The Bevo woven forms were introduced in 1943.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RESTORED AFRIKA KORPS M40 FIELD CAP. A tropical M40 field cap worn by a member of the Afrika Korps, this cap has been partially restored with the rear area of the cap having various field repairs being light coloured stitching along with tropical cloth patch repairs, some of the repair stitches showing through to the standard red cloth lining. All 4 air vents/grommets are intact and showing oxidisation. The original cap eagle has been removed and replaced in a good order with an original replacement eagle. The original roundel remains with the original white soutache denoting the unit of Army Flak. In the Africa theate of war most infantry units were motorised therefore the infantry untis were all Panzer Grenadiers wearing the apple green colour, due to the area of battle there were many Flak units and exclusive to Africa, their unit colour was in fact white. The interior lining is marked size 59 with the familiar maker of Frankenstein and a clear date of 1942.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RIDER'S BADGE BOXED WITH MINIATURE. A horseman's badge in bronze with its stick pin miniature in its original green card fitted case, titled to the exterior in black 'REITER BRONZE'. Some slight scuffing to the edges of the box. Large size badge with some light oxidisation to the body of the horse. It is fully maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side as is the stick pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RUBBERISED MATERIAL POLITICAL BELT. An extremely scarce item of belt related militaria being the substitute material belt leather for political other ranks. This model is made from a pressed rubberised material. It is clearly RZM and Kernstuck marked with a '41' date to the end of the numeric code. The hook element is of nickel metal and appears to be of the walking out type. There are holes pierced throughout one third of the belt for the adjustment of the buckle, this has never had the separate adjust tongue. Clearly at some time a buckle has been upon the belt and this is one of the first examples we have ever encountered in the deep red brown political colour. An extremely rare item and in surprisingly good condition, supple throughout with no cracks or delaminating.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RUSSIAN ARMY OF LIBERATION PRINTED ARM PATCH. A scarce piece of insignia for the Russian Army of Liberation. Printed, as cut from roll, unused, slight age staining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SA WHERMANNSCHAFTEN CAP Very scarce item of SA headress is the forage cap of the organisation known as the Wehrmannschaften, produced in the Olive Green as per the December 1939 regulations this cap has suffered from some minor moth damage which has been repaired, the sweatband has mainley rotted away however the original RZM ticket is in place and reads SA Whermann-Mutze, complete with its bevo woven triangular form poitical eagle in Silver on a Pink background for SA group Ostland and its rare roundel with the SA inset in place.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SA SPORTS BADGE. A good condition SA Sport badge retaining much original colour and appears to have been collector or recipient varnished to protect its finish. Fully maker marked to the reverse side with its thick flat pin. Original hook and hinge.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SAUER 38H HOLSTER. The exact designation of holsters is somewhat difficult, however the dimensions appear to be that that would accommodate various of the mid style automatic pistols utilised by the Third Reich. The item is constructed from a mid brown prestof material in a mid brown colour. This colour would suit both luftwaffe and political usage. There is some cracking to the top flap however, this has been well reinforced and collector restored.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SERVICE FLAG. A large size 200 x 335 Reich Service flag. The flag which has a large outstretched winged and swastika to one corner of the flag with the large swastika on a white field to the centre. To its canvas selvage edge it is marked 'R.Dienstflg 200 x 335', followed by the maker's logo. Some minor staining to the lower central area with one or two tears. Generally the flag has good colour and is in good condition for display.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SERVICE GLASSES CASE. The field grey painted tin case stencil painted to the outside ‘Dienst-Brille’, the tin was for the carrying of the service issued reading glasses.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SINGLE RIFLE GRENADE POUCH. Another item recently recovered from farmhouses in the Ardennes area of Belgium. This is a single pouch from the twin set, having been neatly cut away from the central strap. These were commonly adapted during wartime and made a very useful single bag, many of these have appeared in zones such as the Ardennes and Normandy over the years, this example has the leather marking to the end of the tab with the typical code and the date of '42'. The leather strap is riveted to the blue canvas. There is a little dryness to the leather but it is still supple enough to undo and do up. The original three pouches to the interior are still sewn in place. The item is in barn found condition and would make a super display item.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL. A Social Welfare Medal in exceptionally good condition, because of the zinc construction these normally have lost all their finish. Complete with its red and white ribbon, although only a short section for display on the board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL. A very good quality strike of the circular Social Welfare medal, good depth to the down swept wing Reich eagle and swastika, heavy nickel construction, complete with a short length of ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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.
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 SACHSENHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP GUARD SOLDBUCH. Standard Armed Forces soldbuch in generally good condition showing the photograph of the original owner with the name which we are unable to decipher, shown wearing the M.36 tunic with dark green collar and SS runic collar patch, hatless, showing service from April 1940 first in Deutschland transferring to Der Fuhrer and then to Westland, finally moving to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp as a guard in 1941.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOARD. Single stitch-on subdued bullion weave shoulder board with light blue for Transport Section waffenfarbe over black underlay. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS WREATH RIBBON. A beautiful 10 foot long black watered silk wreath ribbon with both lower ends silver fringed. Silver blocked to one side is the SS runic symbols with the opposite side reading 'Der Chef Des Hauptamtes SS Gericht'. This is a wreath ribbon given on the funeral of possibly an SS or Party member from the head of the SS Historical Office.
GERMAN THIRD REICH STUKA KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER’S PROMOTION DOCUMENT. A very rare double A size folded promotion document in large gothic lettering, folded twice and some age staining and foxing, awarded to Oberfahnrich Otto Schmidt, promoting him from an Oberfahnrich to the rank of Leutnant on the 1st January 1938. On the second page is a facsimile signature of Hermann Goering, Hauptmann Otto Schmidt received the Knights Cross on the 3rd September 1942 after 520 combat flights, of this total 555 were in a JU87, he destroyed 61 tanks, cargo ships at Dunkirk and in the Channel and a Russia U boat in the black sea. He fought in Poland, France, the Battle of Britain, Serbia and Greece and the invasion of Russia. On August 25th 1943 he was shot down behind Russian lines and managed to escape. In 1944 he was transferred to a staff position becoming the General Staff Officer at the Luftwaffe War Academy in Berlin. Schmidt was released from a British prisoner of war camp in 1947.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TENT SET. A typical tent set that would have been carried by troops, this consists of three aluminium ordnance issue tent pegs with various codes and dates upon them. A three piece bayonet socket style aluminium tent pole set often used for mountain troops, these are all untouched and in good used condition with a little bending to the tips of the pegs etc., These are all held together in lengths of old tented rope, the tented rope being somewhat fragile and delicate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TIME CAPSULE JACK BOOTS AND CAP. Not one of the easier items in our inventory to describe, however this pair of boots were purchased by ourselves while researching our publication Einheitsfeldmutze. The boots appeared underneath a table at a small German militaria fair. The boots themselves are fairly unremarkable but are excellent stored examples of well used German Army short jack boots with dust and dirt build. What makes the boots remarkable is on initial examination we found in one boot the soldier's original field cap, the cap had clearly been stuffed inside the boot perhaps on return from a POW camp. The cap has remained with the boot inside it until discovered. The item is far from mint and can only really be described as a fascinating relic. The construction of the cap is very clearly visible through the holing and damage. The boots containing the hat were profusely illustrated in the book upon a double page spread on page 116 and 117 of the book. The whole set would make a remarkable centrepiece display and are extremely evocative.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL BREAD BAG. A super very lightly used tropical style bread bag constructed of olive green canvas and having web fitments throughout and alloy d rings to the front. The condition although lightly used is very good and there is minimal fading to just the highlights of the cloth.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL GAS CAPE BAG. A scarce item being the canvas bag for carrying the gas cape, these normally appear in field grey green, the tan coloured versions are normally attributed to tropical or southern European use. Identifying numbers inside the flap. Generally good condition, some service wear. Male female pop studs are complete and working correctly, one male part is slightly loose from the main body and it is advised not to close the stud.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL TENT LINER. A rare piece of equipment being the netted and canvas inner liner for a tent in desert and tropical regions for keeping out mosquitoes.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TURKISTAN VOLUNTEER SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare virtually identical pair of Turkistan volunteers shoulder straps. Both have the light blue artificial silk piping. The piping itself on both board matches exactly in weave pattern and colour. The centre of both boards is identical weight cloth and colour in dark bottle green. The weave of the button hole is slightly different. On the reverse of one shoulder board is a section of the Reichsbahn light blue cloth has been used for the underlay material. Much Reichsbahn material was used in the production of some of the eastern volunteers uniforms. The boards are a slightly different size in length but identical in width. Interestingly the backing material on the one single board has used two different types of field grey cloth, this is an indication of how scraps from the floor were used to construct items such as this. Three separate scrap pieces of cloth have been used for one underlay piece and on the Reichsbahn coloured cloth backing shoulder board two pieces of the same cloth have been used.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TWO PIECE WHITE SHEEPSKIN FLYING SUIT. A highly interesting and evocative flying suit, these white sheepskin exterior and sheepskin lined interior non heated suits were all produced in Sofia, Bulgaria for German forces, this particular suit has been worn in combat and has the blood stains to show it. The basic condition of both the jacket and the trousers are extremely good, both items having good white colour, very little service wear evident, the aviator who was injured in this suit was probably on one of his first missions. The central zip complete with its original puller, marked ‘Rapid’, the two lower sleeve zips both again with their leather pullers, marked ‘Zipp’. All of the male/female closing studs for the lower cuffs and pockets are complete and working correctly. The interior windproof cuffs are complete. The jacket has its non closing map pocket and the two white sheepskin attachment straps for the oxygen mask. In the lower canvas waist belt the inner hidden belt is present. The Sofia maker’s label machine stitched to the interior waist band. The trousers are in equally good condition, some very minor moth nips to the upper thigh section. Central crotch zip with unidentified German maker. Two thigh zips both marked ‘Zipp DRP’. Two lower leg zips and one lower thigh zip with an unidentified German maker. All of the pockets to the trousers are in white canvas. The male/female stud closing system is all complete to the trousers. Hidden waist belt complete with again a silk machine woven ‘Sofia’ label to the interior of the waistband. Overall the tunic has some age storage spotting, it would appear that the aviator was wounded in two places, to the upper left rear panel of the jacket there is a piercing to the jacket with an associated blood stain around it. The lower right leg has been shredded with associated blood stains and various other splashes of blood on the tunic from the waistband to the base of the right hand leg. In the realms of the Luftwaffe flight suits the white sheepskin suit as complete as this is considered rare and with blood staining making it of higher interest. SC11
GERMAN THIRD REICH U BOAT DECK SUIT. he Kreigsmarine submariners deck suit came in two style, one with a collarless jacket another with a full collar, this is the full collar jacket, double breasted style in grey leather. Four button double fronted jacket with a very upper button and button hole for neck closure, but normally worn in the open neck style. The leather is good having an excellent grey colour, no nicks, tears or damage. Some thinness of colour to the sleeve and the very edges of the jacket which could be reinstated if desired very easily with a leather colouring. A fully dark grey heavy blanket lining, all the original buttons are present, complete with its matching straight leg grey leather trousers which still have of its original size label remaining. Again the trousers undamaged. The leather could do with some light restoration in colour. Fitted with a pair of original period braces, whether these are official braces or not is not known to us. Two French supplied buttons to the waist band, the other four buttons are the original metal style painted buttons. Grey lightweight cotton lining. Excellent images of the differences of styles of the U-Boat leather deck suits are shown on pages 26,27,28 and 29 of the excellent work Torpedo Los, by Gordon Williamson with good clear images of the particular suit offered here being worn both with and without insignia.
GERMAN THIRD REICH UNTEROFFIZIER SCHULE CUFF TITLE. A slightly shortened cuff title in beautiful Bevo weave, silver on green, for the Unteroffizier Schule.
GERMAN THIRD REICH VOIGTLANDER CAMERA. A standard privately purchased Voigtlander camera with its original instructions and its leather case, the instructions are all printed in French, including its original separate shutter release. The case is complete with its neck strap. The camera is the classic camera seen in many images hanging around the necks of German soldiers, as it is well known German soldiers were allowed to take photographs in combat zones and subsequently we have some of the most marvellous photograph albums available from this period. Many of those images would have been taken with a camera such as this. These cameras were bought in great quantities in major French cities including Paris after the occupation of France and would be an excellent item to place on a post battle of France period mannequin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS ARMOURER TRADE PATCH. A very rare trade patch, mint unissued condition being the crossed rifle and machine gun in heavy NCO thread for an Armourer NCO in the Waffen SS. Still with its original SS RZM label to the reverse side, it has never been applied to a uniform.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS DIV. FLORIAN GEYER CUFF TITLE. A full length enlisted ranks cuff title in Bevo weave for the Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. The 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer was formed on the 2nd August 1941 as the SS Cavalry Brigade. It was upgraded to Divisional status on the 1st June 1942. On the 12th March 1944 the Division was given the Honour Title 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Within the last 10 years a small quantity of Florian Geyer cuff titles were discovered in Germany, some were in mint condition and some had shredded through age, this is one of the shredded examples. The reverse side has been strengthened and it is all complete but careful handling is needed.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS OBERSTURMFUHRER'S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. Waffen SS shoulder boards for concentration camp units. Black wool underlay, artificial silk cotton brown piping. One rank pip to each board. Semi subdued silver grey wire exterior.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SHOULDER BOARD. A single Waffen SS shoulder board, stitch in style, with cavalry yellow waffenfarbe. Some light moth to the black centre of the board and some fraying to the mainly upper edge of the yellow waffenfarbe, which is consistent with the board rubbing against the collar of the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SIGNALS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched set of stitch-in style shoulder boards for a Waffen SS Untersturmfuhrer of a signal's unit. Both boards match completely with their artificial silk lemon yellow waffenfarbe and black Melton underlay. To the exterior one may have been exposed to the light as it is oxidised. Obviously the board has stayed in its original subdued grey.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAR SERVICE MEDAL WITH ORIGINAL PACKET. A good example of the 1939 War Service Medal. All bronze finish remaining, complete with its original section of ribbon and with its fully ‘Kriegs-Verdienstmedille 1939’ with ‘Gablonz’ maker to the reverse of the packet. BC76
GERMAN THIRD REICH WATER BOTTLE SET. A magnificent combat set being of late war construction with painted tin cup and wool mix body cover. The overall condition is very lightly used and stored but very much above average. The black leather strapping is superb and supple throughout. The aluminium bottle remains good with original leather cap holder still intact. The cup has only very minor wear to the paint exposing small areas of red underlying oxide paint. There is a very nice spidering effect to the paint through age. There are the typical markings and '44' with very light areas of surface rust just where the folding handles have met the body of the cup.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WATER BOTTLE SET. An excellent mid to late war set with the typical pressed tin painted cup with a good clear '44' date to the metalwork. The harness is of brown leather and the keepers are riveted to the grey felt pressed body of the bottle cover. The original hook is in place to the rear. The item is dusty from storage but 100% original and intact.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEBBING AFRIKA TYPE EQUIPMENT STRAP. A late war strap, these were often associated with Africa, however saw extensive service in European theatres. It has the Lux tab to one end as well as black leather quick release strap. The item overall is in stored near mint condition. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT REVERSIBLE SPLINTER HOOD. A good example, size marked to the interior with some staining to the white side, however excellent and nick-free with original tying cords present.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A very good solid constructed Wound Badge in silver. Maker numbered '92' impressed to the reverse side. All of the original finish remaining with the burnished raised swastika and lightly burnished sword hilts. Thick vertical pin construction.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ZEPPELIN PORCELAIN. A most beautiful tea cup and saucer in absolutely mint condition of a tea service that would have been on one of the airships belonging to the Zeppelin Reederei companies airships between 1935 to 1940. The Zeppelin Reederei Company was a private limited company, which was a successor to the Luftschiffbau Zeppelin, abbreviated to LZ. The abbreviated name of DZR took over the South American service of the LZ127 Graf Zeppelin in 1935 and also operated the LZ129 Hindenburg, after the LZ129 caught fire and exploded at Lakehurst, New Jersey, no further passenger flights were undertaken by either airship. Both of the airships used on the transatlantic flights were beautifully fitted and included the most exquisite porcelain dinner and tea services. This basically white porcelain cup and saucer has gold edging and is beautifully inlaid with the Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei Company logo, with a further logo of a 'W' over 'B' to both cup and saucer, which is unknown to us. The manufacturer marked on the base 'Heinrich & Company of Bavaria'. All the gilded finish overall to both pieces is superb.
GERMAN THIRD RIECH MOUTAIN TROOPS DOCUMENTS. Three award certificates and accompanying documents awarded to Feldwebel Georg Sturm, part of the 7th Company of the 99th Mountain Rifle Regiment, part of the 1st Mountain Division. Citations have been punch holed with some age foxing and rusted clip marks to edge. Iron Cross 2nd Class awarded 14th July 1940, signed by General Leutnant Kubler, Commander of the 1st Mountain Division, awarded the Knights Cross and was hanged in February 1947 in Yugoslavia. Infantry Assault Badge in silver awarded 12th August 1941, this is a very simple printed field citation, which is signed by Oberst Kress who was awarded the Knights Cross on the 20th December 1941. Wound Badge in Black and accompanying enlistment certificate, plus a copy dated 1952 of Sturm's military service. Accompanying the certificates are a single double sided page of research on the 99th Mountain Rifle Regiment. All the research that accompanies these citations was completed by an ex British Army Officer, a customer of Regimentals, who is probably the foremost researcher on the German Army in WWII. This item came from his collection. Condition:
GERMAN UNIFORMS & BAYONETS 1841-1945. 676 photographs of Imperial German uniforms with their bayonets either being worn or affixed to their rifles. Every image is annotated both in German and in English. 158 pages. A highly informative and useful work for the bayonet and uniform collector/researcher. Published in 1999, author Klaus Lubbe.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS CAP AND ARM EDELWEISS BADGES. A matched pair of edelweiss badges to be worn on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Silver grey machine embroidered edelweiss on oval backing with the cut and trimmed cap edelweiss also in silver grey weave.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS CAVALRY UNTERSCHAFUHRER SHOULDER STRAPS. A much used pair of Waffen SS cavalry Unterschafuhrer shoulder boards. Minor moth to the black centre of the board, the tabs still slightly distorted at the base where they have been squeezed together by the uniform retaining loop. Subdued field grey lace, yellow woollen waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS EDELWEISS SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Mint unused condition finely machine embroidered silver and yellow sleeve edelweiss for wearing on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Slight moth damage to one edge.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS HAUPTSTURMFUHRER PRINTED CAMOUFLAGE SMOCK RANK BADGES. Two pairs of the green and black printed sleeve rank insignia for the camouflage smock for the rank of SS Hauptsturmfuhrer with their original maker’s tag attached to them.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS MEDICAL OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of slip-on shoulder boards for a Waffen SS medical Untersturmfuhrer. The exterior is in subdued grey wire lace, central colour of artificial silk royal blue with black wool underlay. Each board has its own slip-on tab, which has never been pierced for fitting to a uniform tunic. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS MOUNTAIN TROOPS SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of stitch-in shoulder boards which appear to be unused but have suffered from storage. Subdued grey weave to the exterior. The central colour of mountain green in artificial silk piping indicating mountain troopers with black wool underlay base. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS NCO'S ARM EAGLE. A very rare arm eagle being the SS style eagle worn on the arm of an NCO's tunic. All of the Bevo weave in flat bright silver wire. The eagle has been removed from a tunic, threads remaining as can be seen in our web images. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS PANZER ENLISTED MANS SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of pink silk piped plain enlisted mans shoulder boards for the Waffen SS. The exterior black cloth and slip-on tabs are excellent, much moth damage to the field grey underlay cloth.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS SIGNALS SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A slip-on shoulder board for a Waffen SS NCO. Piped in a slightly toned down lemon yellow for signals unit, complete with NCO surrounding the board, slip-on tab, field grey backing to the main body. Interestingly the field grey body is sewn together with three sections of scrap cloth.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A single wool infantry piped shoulder board for a Waffen SS NCO. Silver lace to the edge of the board, no moth damage, late war construction with felt field grey construction on the reverse side.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS TROPICAL BEVO ARM EAGLE. A used slightly tanned colour tropical arm eagle, normally found on the SS tropical uniform and sometimes on the SS camouflage uniform. Stitch marks remain where it has been removed from a tunic. At some time in its life it has been glued to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS TROPICAL BEVO ARM EAGLE. An absolutely unissued cut from roll Bevo woven arm eagle in the light tan colour, generally used on either the tropical tunic and sometimes found on the M.44 dot pattern camouflage jacket.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS WESTLAND OFFICERS CUFF TITLE. An RZM weave 7 strand officers full length cuff title for Division Westland. Unused condition still with its original RZM paper tag attached to one end.
GERMAN WAR SERVICE CROSS 1ST CLASS CASED, MINT. A most beautiful number ‘4’ stamped War Service Cross 1st class without swords, mint condition in its original fitted case. All frosting beautiful to the edges of the cross with frosted central swastika, matt centre to the cross. On the reverse side the wide tapering pin is intact, stamped ‘4’ which is the Company of Steinhauer & Luck of Ludenscheid. All fitted into its original case, which is mint, the upper inner silver silk to the lid is perfect with an undamaged silver blocked outline of the award to the exterior lid of the case.
GERMAN WARTIME AWARD BOOK - DR.HEINRICH DOEHLE. The extremely rare and desirable 3rd Edition published early 1941 entitled Die Auszeichnungen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs Orden Ehrenzeichen Abzeichen. The 1943 edition of the Doehle book can be generally available, in fact we have another example on our web site at this present time. The third edition dated '1941' is extremely rare. It contains 127 pages of text, black and white photographs showing all the Orders and Medals instituted up to and including 1941. There is a four page colour insert for the medal ribbon bars. This example is in excellent condition complete with original black and white dust cover, which does have some light creases and tears.
GERMAN WELL WORN SMOKE TROOPS SHOULDER BOARDS. An excellent pair of heavily used slip-on Leutnant's shoulder boards for a Smoke Troops unit. Subdued grey wire exterior with carmine underlay, some moth to the underlay as seen on our web site images.
GERMAN WOMEN’S ARMY HELPERS SOLDBUCH. Known as the Einsatzbuch fur Stabshelferinnben Des Heeres, this excellent condition pass complete with the photograph of the female pass holder inside the front cover in uniform with her army breast eagle clearly in view, together with a US Army discharge document dated ‘June 45’ to confirm that she was not an SS member and can return home. A rare item being the female equivalent of the army mans soldbuch.
GERMAN WW II ARMY OR SS PANZER N C O SHOULDER BOARDS A Superb untouched set of matching slip on shoulder boards for a Panzer N C O, Pink wool piped which has worn away around the tips of both boards, we have seen this occur many times on tunics that have been well serviced used , the tips of the boards wear against the collar of the tunic, an attempt has ben made probably by the original wearer to restitch the pink wool waffenfarbe to the main body of one of the boards , the opposite side board has its tip of waffenfarbe laying loose, the nap of the black wool is thin except in the area wher the tunic shoulder board retaining buttons have protected the wool, the underlay wool is all black and both slip ons are present. Condition:
GERMAN WW II SS OFFICERS SWORD. A superb condition SS Officers sword, blade is absolutley mint condition maker marked Krebs, complete with its original leather washer, a beautifull smooth tight fit to the scabbard.the plating to all of the plated fittings is all complete and near mint bright even with the dark chemical patination in the lower field of some of the fittings still present, some minor thiness to plating on the top knurled screw in fitting, some loss of color to the wood grip which is completeley undamaged, all grip wire is intact. The underside of the hilt and the top scabbard throat are SS marked, paint finish to the scabbard is suberb with some minor chips and age lines flooding through the paint from the steel of the scabbard
GERMAN WW II WOLFGANG WILLERICH ROMMEL CARD Part of the Wolfgang Willerich series of cards published by VDA in Berlin with facsimile signiature of the famous General then Fieldmarshall, Willerich was one of the most acomplished artists of the Third Reich period
GERMAN WWI 1918 DATED FIELD DRESSING. Still in its original string wrap, fully indelible ink stamped with a clear date ‘1918’.
GERMAN WWI ACES BOELCKE & IMMELMANN SIGNATURES. A very rare Sanke card that has been cut from a WWI album showing a group of 13 WWI German flying officers, which include Hauptmann Boelcke & Oberleutnant Immelmann. Both Boelcke and Immelmann have signed this card. They are both signed in ink, the signatures are slightly faded, however individually both of these signatures are extremely rare, to have both of them sign the same card is possibly unique. Boelcke has signed his name with the 'O' for Oswald, Immelmann has used his full name of Max Immelmann in the signature. Both of these air aces of WWI were killed during the Great War.
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 AVIATION SHOULDER BOARDS A superb pair of the lightweight grey cotton square pointed shoulder boards which were originally issued to an infantryman of Infantry Regiment 94. Highly interestingly the embroidered letters numbered '94' have been unpicked and the shoulder boards have been re-machine embroidered with the winged propeller with the numeral '1' below of the 1st Flieger Abteilung. Attached to each shoulder board is an Imperial German crown button.
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 NCO’S PICKELHAUBE. A very good condition Baden NCO’s pickelhaube being the slightly earlier model that only used one State cockade. Good leather skull, some minor creasing and one indentation to the leather, pencil size marked to the interior upper skull ‘55’. Good matching fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike and spike base, front chin scales, Baden plate and front peak trim all match in colour. Large Baden griffin front plate fitted. One Baden cockade on the right hand side as the helmet is worn. To the interior the leather liner is all complete and undamaged, the leather supple with fantastic original colour to the mid tan leather of the interior peaks and skull.
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 BATTLE DAMAGED M16 COMBAT HELMET. A good souvenir relic of WWI being a size 64 shell sized M16 helmet. The maker’s initials have been stamped weakly and cannot be clearly observed. The exterior shell still has at least 50% of its original apple green finish remaining. It has been battle damaged in three places. To the crown there are two long rectangular marks that are clear. This is the remains of a glued post home label probably at same time in its life it was sent back to the USA. The glue marks are typical of tape used by US postal services during WWI. Slight scorch marks to the front brim area and light rust around the shrapnel damage of the helmet. To the interior, the leather liner band is all complete as are all of the three head pads with all their tongues complete with only two torn. They are also all complete with their three inner horsehair stuffed pads. One of the straps buckles still remains on its mounting post. A fascinating battle damaged M16 of WWI.
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 OFFICERS COMBAT FIELD BELT. One of the hardest elements of the Imperial German officers uniform to obtain is the leather field worn combat leather belt, this example is in beautiful brown leather, complete with its subdued gold Bavarian circular officers buckle with central Bavarian crown, complete with both keepers.
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 EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION LUGER PO8 HOLSTER. One of the best WWI PO8 Luger holsters we have had, in original brown colour, beautiful form to the holster, all leather firm, white stitching excellent. Clearly maker marked and dated ‘1916’ to the interior of the flap. Steel buckle without any rust. One slight crease to the pocket that would hold the spare magazine. Oval belt loops to the reverse side firmly fixed to the holster body.
GERMAN WWI 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 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 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 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 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.16 TRENCH HELMET. A good untouched M.16 trench helmet, clearly marked ‘ET’ but the size stampings are obscure. On test we believe this to be a medium size helmet. A good degree of its original green paint finish remaining to the exterior with slight rusting through the paint. No damage to the exterior. More original paint remaining to the inside skirt. The helmet is fitted with its original M.16 leather liner band and all three of its inner liner pads complete with the drawstring. Interestingly the original colour of the leather is of the very light cream close to white colour, which were generally thought not to come in until the late M.17’s and M.18’s. The liner band has shrunk slightly but it is without doubt the original liner to the helmet.
GERMAN WWI M.1913 BALL GRENADE. A generally good condition model 1913 ball grenade. Some minor surface rusting, otherwise excellent, complete with its inert fuse. Condition:
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 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. The 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 fly front with all of 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 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 1870-71 NON-COMBATANT’S MEDAL. An excellent condition medal, complete with all its original silvering remaining and beautiful detail for the non-combatant’s medal of the Franco Prussian War 1870-71. Complete with a worn section of black, white and red ribbon.
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 BRASS AND NICKEL ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. An extremely good condition rectangular Prussian brass belt buckle with the central raised circlet being in nickel with beautiful detail to the ‘Gott Mit Uns’ scroll and raised crown. Complete with its brass double pronged fixing system. Condition:
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. A very good condition one-piece stamped steel buckle with ‘Gott Mit Uns’ circlet with raised crown to the front, retaining all of its original paint finish.
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 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 JAGER ZU PFERDE HELMET. Possibly one of the most attractive of all of the Imperial German metal helmets is the early wartime or pre war produced Jager Zu Pferde helmets. The steel skull is in a beautiful blued finish and this example retains all of its blueing. There is one minor indentation to the rear of the crown, the remainder of the body has slight speckling of rust coming through the blued finish but is generally excellent. All of the edge trim is in brass as is the spike and clover leaf spike base. Unique Jager Zu Pferde style Prussian front plate with a pair of the heavy wide chin scales. The helmet is complete with its national and state cockades in the large size. The helmet is stamped size ‘57’ also regimentally marked with ‘8JP’. To the interior skull it is marked ‘C.E.Juncker, clear heavy date of ‘1915’, the leather liner is all in place with one slight tear to the main body and two of the eyeholes in the tips torn and another tongue with a tip missing. Virtually all of the green paint finish on the inside of the front stepped peak is 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 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 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 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 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 INFANTRY OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A good condition medium sized all leather pickelhaube for a Saxon infantry officer. The skull having light crazing overall and slight congealing to the front and back peaks, this is normally encountered with leather pickelhaubes. Some stitching loose to the back peak but still firm and well attached. Excellent gilt to the eight pointed starburst front plate with its nickel Saxon overlay. Good colour to all metal fittings overall. The spike is the very tall spike, which is more commonly encountered on Saxon officers helmets than from any other state. The helmet is with its correct flat infantry chin scales, its slightly larger sized serrated non pointed State and national cockades, again commonly found on Saxon helmets and sometimes on Wurttemburg helmets, the State cockade in standard green and silver, the national cockade in red, silver and black. To the interior the medium light tan leather sweat band is all in place with its inner green silk complete and non shot. All internal fitments excellent. Condition:
GERMAN WWI SAXON INFANTRY OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A superb condition all leather pickelhaube to an officer in a Saxon Infantry Regiment. Very good skull. The stitching securing the front and back peaks to the main body are good and strong. All of the gilt from the officers gilt back strap, very tall spike, circular spike base, stars, Saxon front plate, flat chin scales all match exactly. The helmet is fitted with its unique Saxon style officers non serrated edge national and state cockades. To the interior the leather liner is all complete with one old slight tear. The helmet is complete with its blue silk inner lining. The upper inner crown retains all of its original light tan colour. Size ‘55½’ is hand applied in indelible pencil to the interior skull. A superb example.
GERMAN WWI SAXON PICKELHAUBE PLATE. A good large size 8 pointed star in gilt brass with a Saxon nickel overlay paint to the centre for an enlisted man’s pickelhaube. Both fixing lugs on the reverse side in place. The plate is covered in nicotine and would clean up beautifully.
GERMAN WWI SAXON PICKELHAUBE. A generally good condition other ranks pickelhaube with a leather skull, possibly size 56 or 57. The skull is good with some crazing, front and back peaks with light congealing. The back strap with non removable spike and circular spike base, front plate, front peak trim and all strap fittings all match in colour. The Saxon plate in brass with its nickel silver Saxon overlay plate. Brown leather chinstrap with rather thicker than normal brass buckles, complete with State and national cockades. To the interior the skull has reasonably good colour, the liner is intact to the body but has lost most of the tongues.
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 STEEL HANDLED FIGHTING KNIFE. The rare fighting knife for the German forces of WWI being the steel handled knife, which is virtually a copy of a bayonet grip. In its original metal scabbard with all of its leather fittings and unusually painted all in field grey. The blade is excellent, marked ‘Ernst Busch Solingen’ with the Imperial German acceptance stamp on the reverse side of the blade. The blade is in its original profile, slight bend to the tip. A good and unusual example of a rare knife.
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 THIRD REICH PRODUCED IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A most beautiful condition, all the frosting remaining to the exterior frame. All of the satin black finish to the central core superb. Wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWI TRAINING EGG GRENADE. A good example of the M.1917 egg grenade which is a training model painted in red. Some corrosion to the screw type removable fuse cap otherwise good strong body, due to postal difficlties with this type of item we can not accept oreders from outside the UK
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 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 WURTTEMBURG ALL STEEL BELT BUCKLE. A good example of the Wurttemburg enlisted ranks belt buckle, all steel one piece construction, originally in all field grey but only faint traces of the field grey paint remaining.
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 DLV ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE DLV enlisted mans belt buckle unusually constructed in Aluminium, excellent condition overall no distortion to form and complete with its matching Aluminium double pronged belt fixing system
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GORING GIFT BOX. A highly interesting item being a leather bound and white metal trimmed semi circular box measuring 15cms across and 9cms in height, covered in the highest quality black leather with carrying handle. Lined in green watered silk on both the upper lid and the base with both edges of the lid and the box trimmed in very high nickel plated metal. Gold embossed to the exterior lid is a four line presentation from Hermann Goring in gratitude July 1937 at Carinhall. Carinhall, the country residence of Herman Goring, North East of Berlin, construction started 1933 and on the 10th April 1935 Carinhall was the venue for Goring’s wedding banquet with his second wife. This gift box would appear to be in gratitude to visitors or possibly workers completing a project at Carinhall.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. A good Luftwaffe blue grey ribbed material constructed officers overseas cap, some slight moth damage in the national roundel area and across the top fold of the cap, otherwise the body is good. Complete with its silver waffenfarbe around the side scallop. Fitted with a set of enlisted ranks machine embroidered insignia, both the eagle and the national roundel. The interior is clearly white ink stamped ‘57’ again the Luftwaffe blue grey artificial silk lining with some evidence of wear use to the forehead area. Priced accordingly to the moth damage.
GERMAN WWII NSKK PRESENTATION DISH. A 22cm circumference stainless steel presentation dish for the orientation drive on the 13 .11,1938, very attractivley engraved with the central large NSKK insignia , the names of the 3 winners and finished off with the unit Motorstandarte 61, one drilled hole for suspension from wall
GERMAN WWII PANZER TROOPS SHOULDER HOLSTER. A magnificent shoulder holster that would have been popular amongst many elements of the German forces but particularly that of Panzer and air crew. This beautifully made example has to its rear face a yellow Pressstoff panel and to the front a mixture of black Pressstoff and leather. The complicated harness mechanism has two RZM clips and one clearly Assmen made. The condition is good and supple but field used and this would greatly compliment a mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII - 4 THIRD REICH COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. A group of four books for the Third Reich collector, SS Regalia by Robin Lumsden, large format book published 199? 150 pages of mixed black and white and many coloured images, complete with its original flyleaf. Guns of the Reich, Firearms of the German Forces 1939-45, hard cover complete with flyleaf, published 1989, this is probably the best works on weapons of the Third Reich 170 pages of huge value in terms of written text and excellent black and white photographs both in the field and present day collections. German Uniforms of the Third Reich 33-45 by Brian Lee Davies, hard back complete with flyleaf cover, published 198? 225 pages of colour and black and white images with much text, part of the Blandford Press series. Lastly the soft back Waffen SS Uniforms in Colour Photographs by Andrew Steven and Peter Amodio, 66 pages of modern day colour pictures of the original German camouflage and Panzer uniforms worn in modern day re-enactments, part of the Europa Militaria Series No.6.
GERMAN WWII 100cms COMBAT WAIST BELT. 1941 DATED. An excellent condition large size 100cms in length waist belt, maker marked and clearly dated ‘1941’ complete with its steel clip, its complete adjuster tab to the interior.
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 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. Iron Cross 1st Class, standard A5 citation awarded to Obergefreiten Arnold Flintrop of the 2nd Panzer Reconnaissance Unit 116 awarded 12th October 1944 with ink signature although very faded of Major Heinz Guderian Division Chief of Staff Knights Cross Winner. Probably awarded for the defence of Elst of the road between Arnhem and Nijmegen.
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 1937 GERMAN EAGLE ORDER MEDAL. A very fine example of the 1st model 1937 Deutsche Verdienst Medaille Medal. Rim marked ‘835 PR.Munze Berlin’. Excellent finish to the medal, complete with its solid red field early pattern ribbon with its uniform fixing pin and bar to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1939 2ND AWARD BAR FOR THE IRON CROSS. The smaller ribbon mounted 1939 award bar for the First World War Iron Cross 2nd Class. Absolutely mint condition, 30mm wingspan, frosted highlights to the swastika, wreath surrounding the swastika, ‘1939’ date and the surrounding edges of the date. Four pins to the reverse side. Lightly marked ‘L4’ in raised relief in the area behind the swastika. A fine example.
GERMAN WWII 1939 CLASP TO THE 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS MINT. A superb condition 1939 Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class. Beautiful frosting overall. 32mm wingspan.
GERMAN WWII 1940 DATED LEATHER TAB ARMY BELT BUCKLE. A very good condition ideal for mannequin display army enlisted ranks belt buckle with good detail to the breast. Faint traces of the original paint finish remaining but with its very clear dated and maker marked ‘1940’ leather tab.
GERMAN WWII 1943 ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE MEDAL. The medal is known as the Deutsche Verdienst Medaille in bronze without swords. Maker numbered to the ring, which appears to be ‘118’. All finish remaining, complete with its watered silk red, white and black ribbon, to which is fitted on the reverse side the uniform fixing pin and bar.
GERMAN WWII 1944 DATED FIELD DRESSING. An unused German field dressing, clearly Vienna maker marked, dated ‘1944’ with printed instructions to the exterior, still with its original cotton wrap.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MAY 1936 DAY BADGE. A good 30mm circumference solid aluminium day badge for the 1st May 1936, with full maker’s name in raised relief to the reverse side with pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MAY 1938 DAY BADGE. A good condition aluminium 30mm circumference day badge. Pin back suspension complete with full maker’s name in raised relief to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MAY 1939 DAY BADGE. A good solid aluminium day badge measuring 30mm in circumference. Maker marked and RZM marked in raised relief to the reverse side, complete with pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII 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 44 PATTERN BLOUSE. An exceedingly rare and most interesting example of the two pocket 44 style battledress type jacket adopted by German troops at the end of the war. What makes this jacket particularly interesting is it appears to have been converted from an earlier garment, possibly a stug wrap. The overall transformation used in the skill clearly shows this was carried out at a factory level. There are buttonholes to both sides and the buttons are held in place with the usual loops. The material is of typical late war high cellulose content with a woody feel and there is overall some moth damage and much nap missing to the surface, nonetheless this is still very displayable and historically important. The item has multiple stampings to the interior, including ‘44’ and Stuttgart maker’s sizing and identification. A most interesting garment that shows the lengths that the Germans went to produce and recycle clothing. To the collars are artillery collar patches and the shoulder boards again are red piped for artillery with the typical 44 triangulated style eagle mounted above the right pocket.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. The lower classes of the National Faithful Service medal are easily obtainable, the 50 year is rare. This example has superb black enamel to the face side of the award. Excellent gilt to the surrounding wreath and the letters number ‘50’. Good silvered remaining finish with its original blue watered silk ribbon and breat fixing pin attached to the ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the very scarce 50 Year National Faithful Service Medal. Some wear to the edges of the award. The enamel central swastika is undamaged, complete with its section of blue watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 5MM REICHSLUFTSCHUTZBUND MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Beautiful blue enamel, this is the 1st model insignia, silver frosting to the 8 pointed star. Complete with its civilian twisted and grooved lapel fixing. Condition:
GERMAN WWII 6 X 30 DIENSTGLAS. A pair of the small 6 x 30 standard issue service binoculars issued in the German Army in WWII. Lenses are slightly cloudy, marked 'Dienstglas' with its issue number. Some oxidisation to the central body. Part of the covering for the frame is missing and rubbing on the aluminium edges of the lenses, still complete with their original strap.
GERMAN WWII 6 X 30 SERVICE BINOCULARS. A good displayable set of 6 x 30 service binoculars stamped ‘Dienstglas 6 x 30’ with issue number. Maker coded ‘DDX’. Some loss of paint to the aluminium edges of the frame and wear to the body. One lens slightly cloudy other very clear, can be cleaned. Complete with its leather neck strap.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER BEVO WOVEN ENLISTED MANS CUFF TITLE. An absolutely complete full length uncut superb condition Bevo woven Adolf Hitler cuff title, the premier division within the Waffen SS. Two slight nicks to the Bevo weave, one to the upper left hand side of the ‘A’ and a loose thread to the lower left side.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER HEAD BUST PROFILE. A profile view of Adolf Hitler constructed in a base metal, painted black and period placed on a wood frame. The head measures 18 x 14 cms, wood frame measures 28cms x 23 cms. The suspension facility to the reverse side. Many of these patriotic type busts were available for private purchase during the period of the Third Reich.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS BATTLE WORN BREAD BAG. An unusual item to find being the actual service worn and theatre used bread bag. All of the fittings in slightly bleached webbing. Evidence of service use overall. Owner’s initials ‘WK’ hand applied to the inner part of the bag. All of the zeltbahn buttons complete. Slight rusting to the D rings on the bag itself. Small service stitch repairs to the belt suspension loops. A nice addition for a mannequin of a worn Afrika Korps uniform set. Faint traces of a maker’s stamping to the rear of the central steadying loop.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE. The beautifully Bevo woven cuff title for service in Africa in block capitals, all in Bevo silver weave on green and tan base. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS MOUNTAIN TROOPERS HUGE SIZE OVERSEAS CAP. Generally the tropical overseas cap is not difficult to obtain. However, some years ago a small quantity of overseas caps with different colour waffenfarbes were discovered out of a disused warehouse in Austria. All were in mint condition but all were generally one maker with a series of unidentified numbers to the red lining and small to medium sizes This example is totally different. It is a size 61. The manufacturer is rare E.Weissbach of Glauchau. Its issue depot was Erfurt 1941. They were the only manufacturer crosshatch stitched the Bevo weave eagle and hand apply in a machined form the national rounded Complete with its mountain troopers mountain green inverted Waffenfarbes, The item is still retaining its creases where it has been folded flat in an envelope form since WWII.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER M.40 VISORED FIELD CAP. A very rare example of the 1st pattern visored field cap issued to enlisted men for North Africa. The cap has been slightly bleached and unusually the top crown panel, which is always in two parts is from a slightly different roll of the tropical cloth than the remainder of the cap and there is a colour difference. The cap is fitted with its original blue on tan Bevo woven eagle and cockade, pink inverted V soutache at the front indicating the owner was part of the Panzer troops in North Africa. To the interior the lining is all good with faint traces of an original maker’s mark, which cannot be discerned and the over stamps of a Czechoslovakian film company, indicating that this particular item was taken into the inventory of a Czech film company and used for cinematography after WWII. The cap has obviously seen service in North Africa because of the bleaching and slight misshaping of the fibre board peak and wear use shown around the forehead area of the cap. One of the main indications of a good Africa cap is the stiffness and form it retains when the cap is upturned on a flat surface and this particular example has exactly that stiffness. Condition:
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS 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 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. A highly unusual set of Afrika Korps Y straps with the main shoulder strap being constructed from captured British webbing, standard fittings in grey paint with a fair degree of the original paint remaining, all standard D ring fittings, central steel circle with the single strap attached, all of those three elements being constructed in German webbing with the two main shoulder straps being cut from pieces of British webbing and trimmed in German leather, faint traces of the British ‘ME & Co 1939’ date and broad arrow mark to one of the straps. A highly interesting element of German tropical equipment.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS ‘E41’ STAMPED SHORTS. A mint unissued set of Afrika Korps army shorts in the soft smooth material, complete with their hidden three pronged webbing belt. Beautifully marked to the inside with all clear stampings. A full maker’s name plus the depot issue ‘E41’ (Erfurt).
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE AND WAFFEN SS SD SLEEVE DIAMOND. An enlisted ranks SD lozenge shaped arm diamond complete with its original RZM ticket on the reverse side. Mint unissued condition, worn both on the black Allgemeine and grey SD uniforms.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED RANKS VISOR CAP. A most superb near perfect example of the Allgemeine SS enlisted ranks/NCO’s visor cap, constructed in the very commonly encountered ribbed material in black, white piping to crown and to the upper and lower sections of the ribbed black centre band. Standard SS model strap complete with central buckle and two rectangular adjuster slides. Standard black peak with russet brown interior, which is rubber ink stamped ‘SS’ with the ‘RZM’ surrounding the central SS logo. Ersatz type of sweatband, which is all complete and undamaged, although crinkled in places. The interior crown waterproof lining, again in russet brown has one slight tear. The central celluloid lozenge is all complete with the large gold runic symbol below with the gold impressed size stamp ‘56½’. The cap is fitted with its exact matching original silvered SS eagle and skull, there is slight toning to the top of the skull. The cap is totally free of moth and is a fine shape between a tellerform and saddle shaped cap. On turning the ersatz sweatband down the original black and white canvas RZM SS issue label is revealed.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS FOOT REGIMENT COLLAR PATCH. A mint unissued condition Foot Regiment 35 officers collar patch for the Allgemeine SS. Beautifully silver bullion embroidered ‘35’, standard silver corded edging with RZM ticket applied to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS MESS TIN WITH MARKED STRAP. A good condition aluminium mess tin all with its original black paint finish with some light scuffing with its RZM SS marked strap. Faint traces of an original owner’s name hand inscribed to the base of the tin, complete with its steel handle.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS SHOULDER BOARD. A scarce Allgemeine SS shoulder board for an SS Untersturmfuhrer. Stitch on variety, complete with its original RZM label.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMINE SS FULL DRESS TROUSERS A superb mint unissued pair of black straight leg trousers with white piping to each leg. Complete with its black canvas label marked RZM SS and its original factory paper tag still stitched to the outside of the garment. White/cream cotton lining with some age foxing from storage. An extremely rare set.
GERMAN WWII AMMO CAN CARRYING H STRAP. An extremely rare piece of German field equipment being the webbing constructed harness strung around the neck of the wearer with two clips to each side for the carrying of spare ammunition cans. Excellent condition webbing. Slight surface rusting to the sprung loaded clips, each of which are intact and working correctly.
GERMAN WWII AND IMPERIAL MEDAL RIBBON BAR. A superb medal ribbon bar comprising of five awards, which include the Iron Cross 1st class with the 1939 2nd award bar fitted, one Bavarian award with crossed swords, the Third Reich awarded 1935 War Honour Cross 1914-18 with crossed swords and a miniature Wound Badge in black placed over the crossed swords, the NSDAP 15 year Long Service Medal with its political motif attached, the Entry into Prague Medal with the Prague Castle Bar. A rare composition.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN BRONZE CITATION GROUP. A highly interesting group for a very long serving soldier, Stabsfeldwebel Erich Muller who served with the 10th Battalion Jager Regiment 738. The group comprises the A5 sized Anti Partisan badge in bronze citation, dated 22nd September 1944 with the faint over-stamp of the 118th Jager Division, this probably relates to the fighting in Serbia against partisans with an ink signature of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. The Croatian Anton Pavelik Bavary Medal. The War Service Cross 2nd class with swords A5 sized citation dated 1st September 1944 with the identical signature to the Anti Partisan badge citation of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. Infantry Assault badge in bronze, November 1944 award, A5 size citation, signed by an unidentified SS Sturmbannfuhrer. An Allied American 12th Army discharge certificate. A Marksman’s citation A4 size, dated October 1935. another highly attractive illuminated printed and beautifully hand written citation dated 1930 whilst as a member of the Reichwehr for the right to wear the shooting award, the actual citation for the Shooting Award 1st class dated October 1931. Promotion document from Unterfeldwebel to Feldwebel dated October 1937. A rare and very interesting Long Service group.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN SILVER CITATION. An excessively rare pre-printed and then field typed A5 size citation, folded once, for the Arti Partisan badge in silver. Awarded to ‘SS Sturmann Ludwig Siegert-Beer’. A member of 1./Waffen-Geb.-Karst-Jager-Rgt.B.SS-Nr.59 Stabs Kompanie’. Awarded for 50 days of continuous anti partisan duty, date of award ‘30th January 1945’ with the rubber over-stamp of the Higher SS and Police Fuhrer on the Adriatic Kustenland. Pen signed by SS Gruppenfuhrer and General of Police. This award relates probably to the fighting around Tolmezzo in late 1944.
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 INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE. Single stamped version, only faint traces of the silvering remaining within the lower field of the eagle complete with its vertical pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Excellent example, complete with its wide outspread winged eagle and swastika. Blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BAKELITE TENT PEGS. Three Bakelite tent pegs each with their original rope fitted, two dated ‘41’ one dated ‘42’. Virtually mint condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BANDAGE AND RIFLE CLEANING KIT. A small group of an Armed Forces K98 cleaning kit, the kit is complete with cleaning brush, pull through and oil bottle, waffen amt stamped with a ‘1943’ stamp to the bandage cover plus an SS stamping which maybe spurious.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 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 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 FLARE POUCH STRAP The long shoulder strap in mint condition for attaching to the D rings on the ends of the flare carrying pouch. Maker coded ‘GXY’ date ‘1944’ stamped to the leather. The strap is absolutely mint. A rare accessory. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GAITERS DATED ‘44’. A good set of the field grey canvas breeches with light brown leather fittings. One bit of corrosion to one of the leather straps securing a buckle otherwise excellent. Clear markings and clear date ‘44’ Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very good solid construction non maker marked General Assault badge in silver. Excellent definition to the crossed bayonet and grenade and surrounding wreath. Slightly concave construction, complete with its original vertical needle pin, hook and catch system.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES KRIM SHIELD. A mint condition Krim Shield on its original field grey cloth backing. On the reverse side it would appear that a collector has added a section of field grey cloth to cover the paper backing and pin construction.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE SET. A super set that would have been issued to army and SS troops having the late war cover made from mixed fibre with herringbone edging tape and unmarked press studs. The bottle is of red sprayed steel and is in super condition with original cap. Complimenting the set is an original late war pressed tin type mug finished in olive green sprayed paint, this is excellent throughout with some characteristic spidering to the paint surface. The item is maker marked '1943' to the reverse. The carrying harness is good and is of black pressed leather with much of the surface finish excellent. The original carrying clip is also present with makers markings.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES LEATHER MP40 POUCH. One of the rarest pieces of German weapon accessory is the leather MP40 pouch, generally in good condition, white stitching visible, all the original closure tabs for each section present, some slight distortion in places to the leather, which has generally solidified. Both belt loops to the reverse side and the Y strap fitting D ring and strap all present. Leather pouches are seen being worn in many instances mainly by SS and police units.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES MAP CASE. A beautiful condition all brown pebbled leather map case, complete with all its belt loops, strapping, internal sections and pouches. Faint traces of an owner’s name hand applied to the interior flap. Maker marked and dated ‘1939’ to the interior of the flap.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES RUCKSACK. A typical large capacity backpack used by mountain troops and infantry. Made of typical olive canvas and linen fabric. RB to the rear mantel with elements of the webbing reinforcing being in the grey colour. Four extra carrying straps for mounting and laying extra stowage are still attached to the item.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A very good condition Rudolf Karnath RK marked Panzer Assault Badge in bronze. The face side retains much of its original finish, rubbed to the highlighted sections but good colour in the lower regions of the tank itself and the lower wings of the Armed Forces eagle. Marked ‘RK’ on reverse side, thin needle pin with original hook.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES WEB A FRAME REPRODUCTION. A very good re-enactors copy of the German A frame, these desired pieces of equipment are normally in excess of £400, this very good copy offered as a consignment item to us.
GERMAN WWII ARMENIEN ARM SHIELD. A beautifully Bevo Wuppertal woven multi coloured arm shield for the Armenien Legion.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER SIGNAL’S GROUPING. An interesting three award citations, soldbuch and wehrpass grouping to an Obergefreiten Werner Bahlke who served with 2./Panzer-Korps-Nachr.-Abt.43. These documents recently purchased direct from the family in the Hamburg area comprise his Armed Forces soldbuch, which has been strengthened, photograph removed, showing service through from 1941 to 1945. His wehrpass, second issue, which an attempt has been made on the cover to ink out the swastika but has failed, the other rubber stamp swastikas have been erased. Pass photograph of Bahlke in civilian dress. Award citations, all three are the standard A5 size citations folded once, slightly rough at the edges, comprising the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, awarded 30th January 1944, pencil signed by an unidentified General of Panzer troops. The Wound Badge in black, awarded 15th March 1945, also pencil signed but a Major and Unit Commander of the Signal’s unit and finally the Winter Medal in the East awarded August 1942 pen signed by an unidentified Oberleutnant and Unit Commander of the same unit. Accompanying the group is his allied issued certificate of discharge from the German Armed Forces. The discharge certificate gives his address as Kufstein in the Tirol area, eventually moved to the Hamburg area where his documents were recently sold.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of stitch-in army administration officers shoulder straps.
GERMAN WWII ARMY AFRIKA KORPS NECK TIE. A scarce uniform item being the olive drab neck tie worn with the open collar style Afrika Korps tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ALUMINIUM BUCKLE WITH 1937 DATED LEATHER TAB. A service used one-piece aluminium belt buckle. Some wear to the chest of the eagle, complete with its leather tab, which has been slightly trimmed but with clear date of 1937.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ALUMINIUM TWO PIECE BELT BUCKLE. A very good, virtually unworn condition two piece construction aluminium enlisted mans belt buckle. The face circlet fitted to the main body by four folded tabs, retaining all of its original bright finish, complete with a steel double pronged belt fixing system. The buckles of this quality are normally associated with parade use, the strike of the down swept winged eagle and swastika is more pronounced than normally encountered.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY ENLISTED MAN’S OVERSEAS CAP. A good service worn army overseas cap to an artillery man, this has been well service used and has post war been in a Belgium theatrical costumiers. Large size. All nap of cloth thin to the main body with the hidden areas under the side curtains having all the original nap remaining. Complete with its totally original grey on green Bevo woven eagle and national cockade. Red inverted V waffenfarbe above the cockade. Some minor moth damage around the rear edge. Complete with its original lining, film costumier’s inventory stamp and film costumier’s Brussels address stamped to the interior standard cotton lining, which has seen considerable wear use. An excellent example of a well service used large size cap, although non size marked possibly size 60.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY LEUTNANT'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of combat used subdued field grey Leutnant's stitch in shoulder boards with red underlay to fit the officers M.36 style tunic or can sometimes be found fitted to enlisted ranks tunics that were worn by officers. Stitch marks remain where removed from tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY M.42 NCO’S TUNIC. An extremely good condition M.42 combat tunic worn by an unteroffizier in an artillery unit. The nap is good to the tunic overall, slight thinness around the pocket flap edges, the interior collar and lower cuffs otherwise good. No moth anywhere on the garment. Beautiful matching insignia comprising a set of slip-on mid war unteroffiziers red silk piped shoulder boards, fully edgedwith slightly subdued silk tress, which matches exactly the silver tress to the collar. Bevo woven red centred artillery collar patches applied directly to the collar. The rear of the collar is fully lined with the herringbone material . To the upper right breast as the tunic is worn is the standard grey on green Bevo woven enlisted ranks breast eagle. The tunic is beautifully lined in a grey rayon material. Fully size stamped with the code ‘ST44’ which is the issue depot coding of Stettin. Bandage pocket complete. Attached to the inner belt loops are the belt hook which are placed through the belt hook holes. Slight staining to the interior lining material to the lower rear collar area. Close to the second buttonhole there are traces of light green cotton which was used by the soldier to attach his section of Iron Cross or War Service Cross ribbon which has probably been removed as a memento of his service. A slight shade can be seen on the exterior of the tunic to the second buttonhole where the ribbon lay. In the same matching cotton as the application of the Iron Cross or War Service Cross ribbon are two loops to the exterior of the pocket which the soldier had obviously constructed himself with the addition of one award. A very good M.42/43 combat tunic showing reasonable service wear and highly collectible. A good medium size.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY MODEL 42/43 COMBAT TUNIC. A good medium size well battle and/or service worn tunic to a feldwebel in an artillery unit. The tunic does not have any moth damage but the nap of the cloth is worn over the complete area of the tunic except in the hidden areas below the pocket flaps and below the collar. The insignia fitted in a set of slip-on feldwebel’s plain grey green centred shoulder boards, red silk piped for artillery with a single row of subdued tress surrounding each board. To the plain green collar is a set of slightly shredded universal mouse grey collar patches, which have been padded underneath each collar patch before they were affixed to the tunic, some of the underlay padding showing through, which can be seen on our web images. To the collar is a strip of rather brighter NCO’s silver tress. To the upper left breast as the tunic is worn is a matching worn Bevo woven grey on green breast eagle. To the left hand upper sleeve as the tunic is worn is a wool machine embroidered mountain troopers patch and to the lower right hand sleeve is an army driver’s badge on its field grey backing. One tear to the inner lower right hand sleeve. Loops to the upper right hand breast for three awards. Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the second buttonhole. The interior of the tunic shows signs of heavy usage, however all the interior grey cotton ribbed lining is all in place with areas of abrasions. Faint traces of the size stampings to the inner left hand side, the bandage pocket and its buttons still intact. All of the lighter grey stitching on the tunic has lightened with age and stands out distinctly against the grey green cloth of the tunic. Both cuff adjustment buttons intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. An excellent condition upper medium size possibly 57 artillery officers overseas cap. Standard grey green construction, good nap to the cloth, the waffenfarbe around the crown and front scallop of the cap, fitted with the officers Bevo silver wire national eagle, wire woven officers cockade with red artillery waffenfarbe. Grey silk interior does show some service use with a half leather sweatband in the front forehead area only.
GERMAN WWII ARMY BALACLAVA KNOWN AS THE TOQUE. Very minor moth damage to this rare original winter protective item of clothing, all in grey wool.
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 VISOR CAP. A good large size 57 or 58 saddle shaped cavalry officers visor cap constructed from fine quality Melton material. One moth nip to the crown, slight moth tracking in an area close to the waffenfarbe that surrounds the crown, no more than 5mm in length. Golden yellow waffenfarbe illuminates beautifully against the dark green centre band and the light grey green of the main body of the hat. A matching set of stamped nickel with silver wash national eagle and matching cockade. Standard officers cap cords with pebbled side buttons. Two further moth nips underneath the rear overhang. To the interior the cap has evidence of wear use. Cream interior to the visor. The leather sweatband, which is mid tan in colour, is all complete and supple with evidence of heavy wear use around the forehead area. Golden silk lining, slightly discoloured from use with its complete centre celluloid lozenge, which is cracked in two places, marked ‘Pekuros’ to both the area underneath the lozenge in silver block.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S TUNIC. An ultra rare tunic for an army chaplain officer. The basic tunic is a police four pocket tunic in police green, the construction having two lower non bellows pockets, two upper breast pockets with central pleats, deep turned back cuffs, eight button front with skirted vent to the rear. The tunic is fitted with its totally original set of chaplain’s insignia being the violet based collar patches of the parade style with two rectangular violet 15 x 10cms patches, one to each upper sleeve. Attached to the sleeve but not sewn is a chaplain’s red cross centred and violet patched armband with the final accompaniment of an army officers breast eagle in silver bullion wire attached to the upper left breast of the tunic as the tunic is viewed. The tunic has suffered moth damage, which we have done our best to identify through our web images. An area of moth damage on the left hand barrel cuff and the right hand barrel cuff, an area behind the second buttonhole hidden by the closing flap and other scattered areas of the tunic. To the interior the tunic is fully lined in the issue cotton ribbed material, a hole has been tailored through the left hand side of the tunic for the hanging of a sword strap, as would have been worn if the tunic had been issued to a police official. The army officers breast eagle has been machine sewn completely through the tunic outer body and the lining, the only identifying stamps are the numbers ‘222’ to the inside of the tunic. The seam between the shoulders and the main body of the tunic have never been opened for the fitting of any other form of shoulder board and this is undoubtedly a police tunic taken from some sort of storage and issued to an army chaplain and has never been touched since. A rare item, even with the moth damage. We have had army chaplains tunics before but never seen the violet rectangular patches attached to the sleeves.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN GOLD. A very rare example of the FLL marked Army Close Combat Bar in gold. At least 60% of the original gold finish remaining with slight rubbing to the highlights as can be seen on our web images. On the reverse side unfortunately the pin is broken half away along its length, complete with its central steel backing plate and clearly maker and designer marked in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII ARMY COMBAT BELT 100cms. Excellent condition late war large size leather waist belt worn by all of the Armed Forces. Thick heavy construction. ‘RB’ marked. This is the late war belt without the adjuster tab with the holes pre-punched for buckle adjustment.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good condition ET62 army double decal combat helmet. At least 75% of the original apple green paint finish remaining to the exterior shell with some abrasions to the armed forces eagle as can be seen on our web images. The national tri-colour also with minor abrasions. As is usual with this model of helmet most of the paint has gone from the three liner retaining rivet heads. Standard aluminium liner with square edge buckles. A short piece of the leather chinstrap still remaining. The interior leather liner has been treated with a leather additive, all tongues complete and the original drawstring present.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL M.35 COMBAT HELMET. An excellent ET66 sized M.35 double decal combat helmet. The decals as can be seen are good and clear, some loss to the tricolour but the definition is good. Minor scratches to the national eagle. The helmet is painted in its original apple green but appears to have been semi camouflaged by another coat of apple green with a rough cast finish within the paint that gives the helmet a rather matt camouflaged finish. As is normal with the early M.35’s the paint has removed from the three aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. To the interior the liner is in good condition, some creasing and wear to the skin of the leather on the lower edges, with its original drawstring. Aluminium liner band and original strap. The liner is dated ‘1938’ also stamped size ‘57’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENGINEER MAJOR’S COMBAT TUNIC. A good medium size four pocket M.36 style combat tunic worn by an Engineer Major. Good field grey cloth of a semi lightweight material with more of the grey than the grey green hue. Six button front, two upper patch pockets with pleats, two lower pockets, non patch, with angled flaps, deep turned back cuffs. Various features of this tunic lend itself to the theory that it is Austrian constructed. Standard officers bottle green dark collar with their totally original slightly oxidised silver bullion collar patches fitted with black engineers waffenfarbe to the centre. Stitch-in wartime grey bullion exterior to the shoulder boards with black wool underlay. To the upper left breast as the tunic is viewed a wire woven officers breast eagle with various moth nips to the grey green material edging. Two tiny moth stitched repairs to the upper right hand sleeve. The tunic is then otherwise moth and stain free. A grey artificial silk lining, one interior pocket and is fitted with a five section medal ribbon bar, which includes the Iron Cross 1st class, the East Front Medal, two Armed Forces Long Service medals and the Rumanian Anti Communist award.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED MANS ALUMINIUM BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. A good service worn one-piece aluminium enlisted ranks belt buckle marked ‘R.S & S’ on the reverse side. Some wear to the detail of the eagle’s breast, complete with its original leather tab, which is maker marked and clearly dated 1936.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. A service worn one piece aluminium standard enlisted mans belt buckle with pebbled finish, originally painted overall in olive green, the majority of the finish from the exterior has disappeared with some wear also to the breast of the eagle. The paint finish on the reverse side is generally intact. An original leather tab is affixed, the tab is in excellent condition, maker marked and dated ‘1936’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED RANKS BEVO BREAST EAGLE. A good unused example of the grey on green Bevo woven breast eagle for use on the M.42 to M.43 combat tunic. Mint uncut.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ENLISTED RANKS BREAST EAGLE WITH STITCHES REMAINING. A fully service used Bevo woven light grey on green breast eagle, which has been removed from a tunic with all stitches remaining.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FELD BETRIEBSABTEILUNG CUFF BAND. A very good example, slightly shortened, of the rare Feld Betriebsabteilung officers cuff title. The central lettering is in a slightly subdued silver wire hand embroidery. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic. This item is French made, the paper backing for the title,s embroidery is strengthened by French Newspaper and the embroidery is of a French style A rare cuff title.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A very early, possibly just after the Reichswehr period, Army General’s breast eagle, the backing colour being in the lighter shade of apple green, complete with its gold bullion wire eagle. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S COLLAR PATCHES. A very fine pair of unissued condition heavy gold wire hand embroidered collar patches for a German Army General’s tunic. Extremely fine detail, no moth damage to the red uniform cloth backing.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S CRUSHER CAP. A well service used and slightly moth damaged Army General’s crusher cap. This is an Austrian made cap and as with all Austrian produced uniform items there are slight differences between their German counterparts. This example is constructed in the standard field grey service cloth, very minor moth tracking to the crown but no holes. The dark green centre band has been attacked by moth quite considerably as hopefully can be seen on our web site images. Complete with its gold waffenfarbe to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the centre band. The insignia configuration is of the pre 43 silver wire combination of silver wire eagle and matching cockade. Soft leather crushable peak. To the interior the cap is lined in a tan silk, mid tan sweat band, which shows considerable wear use with the remains of two oval initial discs with the letters ‘KB’. Centre celluloid lozenge virtually complete with one small section missing with below the celluloid the name of ‘Carl Kralka Mutzen & Uniform effects, Linz’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY GREATCOAT. A magnificent condition field grey green greatcoat, standard double breasted construction, two lower angled pockets with flaps, false belt at the rear with one long pleat running from just below the collar to the very base of the garment. Good nap to the cloth, no moth, damage or staining, fitted with a rare set of enlisted ranks woollen shoulder boards, lemon yellow piped with slip-on’s having a chain stitched letter ‘A’ chain stitching in identical colour to the lemon yellow piping of the shoulder boards. The coat is half lined to the interior in grey artificial silk, fully Munich maker marked with profuse size stampings to the lining material. To the right hand sleeve as the greatcoat is viewed is fitted a lemon yellow signals lightning blitz with a Gefreiter chevron below on dark green backing cloth. The cuff pattern is unusual, normally encountered are standard straight barrel cuffs, these have been tailored and stitched directly to the tunic in a Swedish cuff style, which is a factory application and not a personalised item by the original owner.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICERS CUFF TITLE. An absolutely superb heavy wire officers Grossdeutschland Sutterlin script cuff title. Silver wire embroidery with silver wire to the upper and lower edges of the band. Still stitched together, as removed from a tunic. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HBT SHORTS. A scarce pair of mint unworn condition HBT shorts, constructed in the same manner as the Afrika Korps shorts with a three pronged hidden belt to the waist band, two open side pockets, watch fob pocket, 6 button fly front, fully marked to the interior with all size stampings with the date 2/43.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HEAVY DUTY SHIRT. Probably the thickest weight shirt we have ever encountered, constructed in heavy duty twill material in olive drab, pullover top with four paper buttons, two upper breast pockets both with pleats and paper button closure, pointed collar, loops to each shoulder for a set of shoulder boards. Mint unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HERRINGBONE TWILL NCO’S COMBAT TUNIC. A good service worn herringbone twill four pocket six button combat tunic. A good medium size tunic seen extensively worn in the campaign in Normandy and the following months. Four pockets each with imitation pleats, the pockets are of the non bellows type all with flaps. Six button front. The tunic thankfully does not have any actual damage in terms of moth or oil staining or tears, however it has been extensively washed, which has caused it to lose some of its green colour. Of the six closure buttons five are the removable type with their original rings in place, one has been stitched to the tunic and is an obvious replacement. All of the four pocket buttons are the stitched type. The tunic is complete with its original herringbone twill lemon yellow piped NCO’s shoulder boards having subdued grey lace, which matches the lace to the collar exactly. The lace around the collar has lost some of the threads and some of its attachment stitches are loose. The collar patches are of the multi use grey on grey, pressed eagle is the standard Bevo grey on green, which has cross hatched machine stitched to the tunic. The tunic still retains five inner collar attachment wooden buttons, it is skeleton lined with the standard encountered grey cotton heavy duty lining with its original bandage pocket intact. Two original steel belt support hooks are in place. These tunics are rarely encountered with all their original insignia intact and would make a great North West Europe mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HIGH GRADE OFFICIALS INSIGNIA. A beautiful set of insignia for an Army high grade official with an equivalent rank of Hauptmann. Stitch-in shoulder boards with a subdued grey outer section with central green strip, lower colour of red with second colour of bottle green, complete with the HV insignia to the centre, with its matching set of higher grade collar patches beautifully embroidered in gold wire with green wool backing, bright red piping. Slight moth damage to the unpiped upper edges of both the collar patches with two moth nips to the centre of one patch. An excellent photograph of this configuration of insignia actually being worn in shown on page 159 of Uniforms & Traditions of the German Army 1933-45 by John R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht.
GERMAN WWII ARMY INFANTRY OBERST SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of slip-on shoulder boards for an Army Infantry Oberst. Both boards have their white slip-on tabs, complete with buttons for display to each board. All gilt to the four rank pips complete, some minor discoloration to the white underlay, good bullion silver wire.
GERMAN WWII ARMY INFANTRY REGIMENT 17 OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very large size possibly 60 infantry officers visor cap constructed in the ribbed material. No moth damage to the main body of the cap, one minor moth nip to the wool green centre band. White waffenfarbe. Good jaunty saddle shape, matched set of officers bullion eagle and cockade with the tradition badge of skull and crossbones of Infantry Regiment 17 between the eagle and the cockade. Standard officers cap cords, fibre peak, grey leather sweatband with original owner’s initials applied in cardboard letters. The interior lining is in a beautiful light green silk, a complete undamaged centre celluloid lozenge that has never had any maker or retailer’s name applied to the silk below. A superb cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ISSUE GLOVES. A good matched pair of army issue gloves in standard slate grey having one white band to the wrist of each glove indicating its size. Some shredding to the wide section one glove otherwise an excellent pair.
GERMAN WWII ARMY JAGER ARM BADGE. A beautifully embroidered mountain green on dark green, with a rope ring light apple green border for wearing on the sleeves of the army jagers tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY LATE WAR BELT AND BUCKLE. A marked ‘100’ combat weight leather belt and buckle, which has been slightly shortened at the clip end down to 90cms by the owner, hand cut with turned leather secured to the main belt by copper wire. The all steel one-piece stamped late war buckle has its rare simplified webbing tab attached.
GERMAN WWII ARMY LUGER HOLSTER. A very good black leather hard shell holster for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol in army closure configuration. Good solid form. Clear stitching. To the reverse side both original belt loops complete, marked ‘PO8 JIN 1942’ with eagle and swastika acceptance stamping. Complete with original stripping tool.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 SINGLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED HELMET. A huge size shell being a SE68 shell M.35, the exterior has been ordnance repainted leaving the national tri-colour outline clearly below the 1940 applied paint. Slight chipping to the paint overall with the army decal although rubbed nice and clear. The interior of the shell still has its original apple green with the liner band being of the aluminium type with its correct M.35 square edged strap posts. The chinstrap is maker marked and clearly ‘1938’ dated with its original mid tan liner, which is all complete with its original drawstring and an owner’s name hand applied to the liner. The folded remains of a German newspaper is inside the liner, obviously folded and used to make the liner a snugger fit to the wearer’s head. The helmet has been battle damaged by a shrapnel piece striking the lower left rim as the helmet is viewed.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.42 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A good large sized camouflage combat helmet, model 42, the exterior shell having large areas of cream against a green base colour. Abrasions overall as can be seen on our web images. Complete with its good condition interior lining with all the pigskin tongues present, original drawstring. Interestingly one of the tongues being of smooth leather, which is stamped size ‘57’, minus the strap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 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 DAGGER, NEAR MINT. Probably one of the best army officers dagger we have had for a long period, this example with the most superb mint blade by the manufacturer WKC of Solingen. All cross grain finish visible, good and bright finish to the blade. An excellent tight fitting to its scabbard. Deep orange grip without any chips. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, the cross guard and the scabbard all match in the highest quality bright nickel, complete with its original portapee knot and a set of the deluxe hanging straps that have the attachment clips to the two dagger rings and raised oak leaves to the belt loop, which is also marked ‘DRGM’. The brocade is fine with good deep detail to the oval mounts of the straps. This is an exceptional dagger.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A very good uncleaned example of the army officers dagger. The blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked. A good matching patination to the top pommel, central cross guard and scabbard, deep orange grip, fitted with its original silver portapee knot, which has some light oxidisation and shredding and fitted with a set of the deluxe velvet backed hanging straps with all sprung loaded clips working correctly. A lovely example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS PARADE BELT. An extremely good condition silver and green large size officers parade belt. 125cms in length. Beautiful brocade with both silver and green runners. Green velvet backing with its aluminium officers belt buckle, which is Assmann & Sohn marked.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS WAIST BELT AND CROSS STRAP. A beautiful mid tan officers long leather waist belt 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 GRENADIER OVERSEAS CAP. A very nice condition good size army enlisted mans overseas cap to a Panzer Grenadier unit. All nap of cloth is good, some obvious distinction in the nap between the areas that are exposed as against the nap of the cloth in the areas underneath the side scallops. Complete with its correct Bevo woven light grey on dark green national eagle with the matching dark green backed national roundel with the light apple green Panzer Grenadier waffenfarbe in an inverted V shape. Single air vent grommet to each side of the cap. Standard grey ribbed cotton heavy duty lining material and fully maker marked to a Vienna maker and clearly stamped size ‘56’. Some light rust staining in the areas of the grommets. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER JAGER IDENTITY DISC. A zinc splittable oval identity disc, previously the property of soldier 6436 in Inf.PZ.Jag.Ers.KP.522. Excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER M.42 NCO’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for the M.42/43 tunic, with matching uniform cloth. Wool pink piped. Silver NCO lace to the board. Complete with its slip-on tab, which is lined in a grey cotton.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A cut from roll grey on black Bevo woven eagle for the Panzer Army black overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PARADE BELT. An excellent condition all leather parade quality belt. The leather is good, the belt itself is unusually maker marked in Solingen. The very tip of the belt has been slightly shortened with the adjuster tab stitched to the interior still with full length. Attached to the belt is the double constructed aluminium army belt buckle in good bright aluminium finish. One minor indentation to the left hand side of the breast of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER/ENGINEER OFFICERS CRUSHER CAP. A lovely field piece being a well service used engineer/pioneer officers old style cap known in collectors circles as the crusher. The main body of the cap is good, nap thin due to the extensive service wear. One slight nick to the rear overhang of the cloth and two minor moth nips to the lower section of the black waffenfarbe of the cap below the dark green centre band. Fitted with bullion wire insignia, the eagle has oxidised, the lower cockade is good. Standard soft crushable peak. The cap to the interior has seen considerable wear use. There are a series of numbers, which would appear to be film costumiers inventory numbers. The light tan leather sweatband is all intact and undamaged. There are faint traces of an original maker’s mark in the lozenge area where originally there was celluloid protecting this area. Just to the left hand side of the swastika there appears to be a stitched collector repair.
GERMAN WWII ARMY RUSSIAN FRONT SOLDBUCH AND DRIVING LICENCE GROUP. An interesting pair being a September 1939 issued army soldbuch complete with the Armed Forces driving licence. Both the image for the soldbuch and the driving licence are identical showing the recipient, Unteroffizier Emil Theiss wearing his M.36 tunic with NCO’s lace. Theiss served in the Kleiner Kraftwagen Kolonne of the 9th Infantry Division and then in the Supply Company Motorised 9 and a Divisional Supply Unit 9 of the same division. He finally served in the Ordnance Company 15th Infantry Division. He saw service both West Front and the East Front in many places and was awarded the War Merit Cross 2nd Class with swords and the medal for the Winter Campaign in Russia. Eventually taken prisoner by the Russians, the front page of the soldbuch has the addition of the owner’s name in Cyrillic alphabet. A good heavily filled out soldbuch with much service. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 K98 BAYONET AND FROG. Totally original pair being a very good condition match numbered ‘382’ K98 bayonet with all blued finish to the blade remaining, also marked and dated ’41 FNJ’. Bakelite grips undamaged. Waffen amt stamped to the pommel top of the bayonet with its original fitted Arika Korps tropical webbing frog. The model of web frog without hilt retaining strap is extremely rare. One minor dent to the scabbard.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL SHORTS. An absolutely mint unissued set of army tropical shorts, complete with its hidden three pronged waist belt. ‘Darmstadt’ maker’s stamp to the lining with the full block of size stampings. All zeltbahn type fly buttons intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL VISORED FIELD CAP, BLEACHED. A superb bleached virtually white 2nd pattern tropical visored field cap, as seen in thousands of photographs of North Africa and southern Europe. Through continuous washing and exposure to the sun these caps bleached virtually white. Faint traces of its original colour in the area between the visor and the main body, otherwise all original colour has gone. Standard twin galvanised air vents, with its original Bevo woven blue on tan eagle and national cockade. The main body of the cap is in untouched condition, in the area at the very point of the crown the canvas has rubbed through with the red lining visible underneath. To the interior all the red lining is complete. In our experience we have never seen a Carl Halfer produced cap with a date as late as 1943. Stamped size 57.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL WATER BOTTLE. A beautiful water bottle having felt body. The drinking cup is maker coded ‘GYM’ with all the original paint remaining. Complete with its web cradle and metal connecting clip.
GERMAN WWII ARMY WEHRPASS TO A DIEPPE DEFENDER. A standard army wehrpass issued on the 21st February 19?? To a soldier born in 1909. Pasge 12 showing all of his unit services, showing that on the 19th August 1942 he was serving with the 2./Jager Bataillon 2 in the defence of Dieppe. This was the famous raid by the allies comprising mainly of Canadian forces, which ended in disaster. After Dieppe the soldier was transferred to Russia where he was killed on the 1st March 1943. Page 32 shows an annotation of his service in Dieppe. Pass photograph wearing civilian dress. A comprehensively filled out wehrpass for an historical action.
GERMAN WWII ARMY WEHRPASS TO RUSSIAN SCHUTZ KORPS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued to Leo Schonwalder who was a Volks Deutsche Czech serving on its German staff. The unit was formed in 1941 from White Russians living in Yugoslavia who had left Russia after the revolution. It mainly fought against Tito’s communist partisans. He was killed on the 8th October 1941 probably in action against Soviet forces near Ripanj in Serbia. Pass photograph in civil dress together with his killed in action citation dated 8th January 1945, signed by Company Hauptmann. Very rare unit wehrpass.
GERMAN WWII ARMY/SS SPARE WATER BOTTLE COVER. An amazing relic being the pressed felt water bottle sleeve that has clearly never been applied to a bottle. The item remains excellent with very few scattered moth nips. All the press studs are present and function well. There are two webbing belt passes. An exceptional item that would display wonderfully with a selection of water bottles.
GERMAN WWII ARMY/WAFFEN SS OFFICERS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A good long pair with good upper medium size waist set of the Armed Forces straight leg trousers constructed from the Italian captured material. Absolutely superb condition, no moth damage, complete with turn-ups, two side pockets, one rear hip pocket with waist adjusters. Beautifully lined.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY MANS HOT SHELL CASE GLOVES. An excellent pair of the sacking and heat resistant lined mittens for the handling of hot shell cases. RB numbered to the interior with mark Roman numeral size ‘II’.
GERMAN WWII ASERBAIDSCHAN PRINTED VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Aserbaidschan volunteer arm shield with the German Forces in WWII. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII ASERBAIDSCHAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The beautiful 1st design Bevo Wuppertal volunteer arm shield for the Aserbaidschan Legion who fought with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII BAKELITE FOR A WATER BOTTLE. A mint condition grey Bakelite cover, three letter coded and dated ‘1944’.
GERMAN WWII BDM LEADERS CUFF BAND. A rare cuff band in heavy felt material with grey machine embroidery Lehrerinnen Bildunganstalt.
GERMAN WWII BERGKAUKASIEN ARM SHIELD. A beautiful Bevo Wuppertal woven Bergkaukasien arm shield worn by Crimean Tarters serving with the German Armed Forces in WWII.
GERMAN WWII BEVO WOVEN EDELWEISS BADGE. The edelweiss badge worn on the sleeve of mountain troopers uniforms. Cut from roll, unused condition.
GERMAN WWII BLACK LEATHER ENTRENCH TOOL CARRIER. A lovely contrasting item of the main body of the entrenching tool carrier in black leather, which is now fairly rigid. All good white stitching showing to the edges with the contrasting brown waist belt support loops and the long loop for holding the entrenching tool within the carrier. Leather to the loops and long strap good and supple and very usable. Faint traces of a rubber ink issue stamp to the inner body of the carrier but illegible.
GERMAN WWII BOOK ' THE LUFTWAFFE.' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. An in depth study including many aspects of this wide and varied service. Items covered are daggers, awards, insignia as well as fallshirmjager. In super condition throughout with a plastic coating to the outer cover.
GERMAN WWII BOOK 'BELT, BUCKLES AND BROCADES.' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. An invaluable reference with fine black and white images throughout as well as a multitude of valuable information. This first edition is in super condition with plastic covering to the cover.
GERMAN WWII BOOK 'UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1900-1918' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. Volume 1 of this huge work by Johan Somers consisting of hundreds of excellent black and white images as well as period uniforms plates taken from the original Ruha publications. In super used condition with just tiny nicks to the outer jacket.
GERMAN WWII BRANDENBURG DIVISION PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. Album measuring 30cms x 22cms being the pre printed cover and on opening 16 pre printed pages on the history of the German Army from the time of Fredrick The Great. A further 5 pre printed pages on the German motorised troops, commanded by the then Oberleutnant Walter Nehring, followed by 3 double sided pre printed pages on the history of Reconnaissance Regiment 6 from 1934 to 1938. The album part follows with 91 extremely good images beginning with Reiter Regiment 13 in Hannover in 1934, many images of early Wehrmacht vehicles in the middle 30’s, all troops wearing the M.16 helmet mainly on manoeuvres. The entry into Sudetenland 1938 with good shots of armoured vehicles, 8 wheeled armoured cars and various other machines. Destroyed bridges followed by the Polish campaign in 1939. Destroyed towns, captured Polish soldiers, troops on the move with their vehicles, black Army Panzer uniforms being worn alongside destroyed 8 wheeled armoured cars. One image showing the headquarters of Division Brandenburg dated ‘1914’ with members of the young division and a very important photograph privately taken of Adrian Von Folkersam who went on to become the second in command of Otto Skorzenys SS Jagdverbande. The Brandenburgers were members of the Brandenburg German Special Forces Unit during WWII, the majority of Brandenburgers were Volksdeutsche, formed as a battalion in 1939 a division from February 43 to March 44. Much research is available regarding this unit on the internet.
GERMAN WWII BREAD BAG STRAP. A mint example of the strap issued for carrying the bread bag when not upon the belt, these however were used extensively as attachments to steel helmets for facilitating camouflage mounting and also were worn at times as a supplementary strap around the neck to support ammo pouches.
GERMAN WWII CAMOUFLAGED FIELED ORDNANCE MADE ANORAK. A highly unusual garment field made by someone with tailoring experience constructed with zeltbahn material, single breasted front closure, reversible material camouflage to white, two lower angled pockets and complete with lined camouflage hood. The jacket is fully reversible with white painted buttons to the inside and standard grey pebbled buttons to the exterior. To the lower left hand sleeve as the jacket is viewed the stampings for the original zeltbahn producer can be seen. Applied to the cuff is the original owner’s name label. We can only presume that in the latter months of WWII in one of the colder climates a rather clever tailor experienced soldier managed to construct a jacket for extra warmth and protection.
GERMAN WWII CAPTURED BREAST EAGLE. An interesting album item that has been carefully removed with the original backing paper still remaining. This piece of paper has in ink script German insignia from a dead German, this has fairly recently been framed and this item was an antique shop purchase in the United States of America. The eagle itself is an early white on dark green version and clearly shows signs of tunic removal including small elements of cotton and tiny traces of tunic wool still remaining. An interesting display piece. Condition:
GERMAN WWII CARDBOARD AMMUNITION CONTAINER. A beautiful condition cardboard carrying box measuring 31 x 13 x 9 cms, with original label marked ‘300 Patronen’ with many other technical details plus date of ‘45’ with the over-print of ‘FUR MG’ for the carrying of the ammunition for the MG34 or 42. Accompanying this case are two complete cardboard boxes of the correct inert ammunition containing 10 rounds, one of the boxes is slightly split. This is a rare accessory to find that has survived in cardboard all these years. Due to increasing postal difficulties with ordnance related items we can only accept orders for this item within the United Kingdom.
GERMAN WWII CHEMICAL WARFARE OFFICERS TROUSERS. A superb pair of the officers straight leg trousers in grey of the central piping to each outside seam of an officer in a Chemical Warfare unit. The trousers are in the most superb condition, there is not one speck of moth anywhere on the garment. Complete with all of its waist adjusters. Evidence of slight service wear on the inside lining. The rear pocket unusually is zipped. Standard button fly. Two side angled pockets. There rare trousers would be worn with the piped field service tunic with the same colour waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII CLOSE MATCHING K98 POUCHES. A beautiful mint unused set of K98 rifle ammunition pouches, matching identically in construction, colour and condition to the front, all in the pebbled leather. On the reverse the two belt loops on one pouch are in brown, the other pouch in black pebbled leather. Identical rectangular Y strap attachment loops, both are RBN numbered.
GERMAN WWII CLOTH GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD ARMY ISSUE. A worn and service used German Cross in gold with grey green backing for an army tunic. The gilt is dull to the ‘1941’ dated wreath. Some points of the surrounding grey green cloth missing, it has been removed from a tunic. Recently acquired with Great Britain from the upper roof section of a house, unseen the since 1970’s.
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 COLLARLESS SUMMER TUNIC. A nice large size army infantry Haupmann’s white summer tunic, fitted with an excellent set of bullion silver shoulder boards with infantry white overlay having two rank pips in gilt to each board for the rank of Hauptmann. All silver pebbled removable buttons, four pocket configuration with pleats and to the breast fitted a high quality army eagle having a white matt lower field and frosted highlights.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH BLUE CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a blue corner, dated inside ‘44’.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH GREEN CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a green corner, dated inside ‘44’.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH RED CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a red corner. Undated
GERMAN WWII COLOURED EDGED FOOD BAG WITH YELLOW CORNER. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with a yellow corner, undated, slight staining.
GERMAN WWII COLOURED STANDARDS OF THE THIRD REICH. Eight separate beautifully coloured printed standards of the Armed Forces of the Third Reich, which were originally pages from a calendar. There are 8 in total which run concurrently from May through to December, comprising Luftwaffe Flak Artillery, Army Signals troops swallow tail, Army Jager troops standard, Army Panzer troop swallow tail, Army Transport Unit swallow tail, Luftwaffe flyers standard, Army Pioneer standard and Army Cavalry swallow tail. All are in the most exotic quality printing that was available in Germany at that period.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT JACK BOOTS. A good large size pair of the standard issue combat jack boots worn by virtually all of the German soldiers in WWII. This excellent pair having just minor loose stitching to the heel area of the foot. Leather good and supple. Some minor distortion to the foot area which could be addressed by stuffing the boots. Good original brown colour to the upper part of the boots. Virtually all of the hobnails in place on the right hand boot with its toe and heel cleats, the left hand boot having some of the central studs to the sole missing and complete with its heel cleat only. The boots are slightly mismatched in construction with slight differences in the stitch pattern but have definitely been worn as a pair, this is quite a common occurrence with the German forces. When soldiers were issued boots they had to approach piles of left and right and found the appropriate size that fitted.
GERMAN WWII 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 rare zinc complete splittable oval identity disc for a guard at the Oranienburg Concentration Camp just north of Berlin. Numbered ‘4954’, marked to face side ‘SS T.STUBA ORANIENBURG’ on both sections.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the very scarce Customs long service medal in bronze. All of its original finish remaining. Unfortunately the blue ribbon with the embroidered Customs insignia is not fitted to this piece and a plain blue ribbon is fitted and the award is priced accordingly. BC7
GERMAN WWII DAY OF GERMAN HANDWERKS 1939 TINNY. A good condition aluminium 30mm diameter day badge, on the reverse side in proud raised relief ‘TAG DES DEUTSCHEN HANDWERKS 1939’. Complete with pin back fitting.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK GROUP. A semi hard card A5 sized citation for the Demjansk Shield awarded to Leutnant Henrich Laible of the 6th Abteilung of Artillery Regiment 30, awarded 31st December 1943 with facsimile signature of General Officer commanding the division. Second citation being for the Winter Medal in the East to Leutnant Laible whilst serving on the staff of Grenadier Regiment 46, awarded 11th August 1942. Totally mint, non punch holed or folded. The issue rubber stamp slightly affected by damp. Both citations are within their original feld post envelope, both Artillery Regiment 30 and the 46th Grenadier Regiment were part of the 30th Infantry Division, one of the original first 6th Divisions trapped in the Demjansk pocket from February 42 to February 43.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK SHIELD AND CITATION. A framed A5 size citation for the Demjansk Shield to Obergefreiten Heinrich Rolf of 1./NACHRICHTENABTEILUNG 42. Awarded 20th November 1943. Facsimile signed by a General of Infantry with rubber stamp of the unit visible, although faded. Some age spotting. The Demjansk Shield is without its backing material, the frame is sealed.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK SHIELD GROUPING. A good grouping of four citations to Obergefreiter Ernst Agger, who served in Grenadier Regiment 501. The Demjansk Shield citation is A5 size non punch holed, one fold, awarded ‘31st September 1943’ with facsimile signature of the Divisional General and a pen signature of the Company Oberleutnant. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation A5 size, awarded ‘December 1944’, with issue rubber stamp and ink signature of the Major General of the 290th Infantry Division. East Front citation, A5 size, dated ‘July 42’, Battalion Commanding Officer’s ink signature. Black Wound Badge A5 size citation, dated ‘August 41’, Commaning Officer’s ink signature, plus a letter confirming award of the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, awarded for bitter and hard fought defence of the Demjansk Cauldron from ‘February 1942 to February 43’. A good group.
GERMAN WWII DEMOLITION CHARGE WITH IGNITER. A good condition German Bakelite 1 kg demolition charge complete with its BZE igniter, slight crack to lid otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII DEMOLITION CHARGE WITH ZZ 42 IGNITER Complete bakelite 1 kg demolition cahrge with its ZZ 42 igniter, 2 slight cracks to lid .
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE FRAUENSHAFT BADGE. The enamel version for the female section of the Party. Undamaged enamel, slight toning to the silvering to the title at the top of the award. Triangular shaped. Pin back construction, heavily stamped ‘RZM 1/8’.
GERMAN WWII 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. An original period DJ belt buckle in one-piece stamped steel, which has been highly nickel plated. We cannot ascertain whether this was carried out during the period of the Third Reich or later and is priced accordingly.
GERMAN WWII 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 DRL BADGE IN SILVER. The scarce silver version of the DRL badge. Gilded wash to the surrounding wreath and swastika with silvered intertwined letters ‘DRL’. ‘DRGM’ marked and numbered in raised relief to the reverse side with the ‘Ernst Muller’ maker marked of ‘Pforzheim’ makers mark also in raised relief to the opposite side of the reverse. Pin hook and catch all complete, the hook is slightly distorted.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH NAZI PARTY (NSB) SUPPORTERS BADGE. A white metal Wolfsangel badge for the Dutch Nazi Party Supporters. 17mm in length, complete with its slightly bent civilian lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH NAZI PARTY LABOUR CORPS MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Slightly dull enamel but excellent detail, shield shaped badge measuring 15mm x 20mm with its Dutch maker at the base of the shield on the reverse side. Complete with its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH WOMEN’S LABOUR CORPS MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A 20 x 15mm shield shaped badge for the Dutch Women’s Labour Corps. Dark grey finish, complete with a loop above for the fitting of a ribbon, of which we presume a breast fixing pin is attached to. Small but a rare badge.
GERMAN WWII EAGLE ORDER 1ST CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS. A very fine condition German Eagle Order 1st Class without swords in its original case. Clearly marked '800' to the ring. The enamel on both sides of the award totally undamaged, all silvered finish remaining to the eagles and the frame, with its original beautiful red watered silk ribbon with black and white edges and complete with its neck tie. All fitted into its velvet base lined case, red leather exterior with the lettering in gold 'Orden Vom Deutschen Adler Verdienstkreuz 1.Stufe' embossed into the inner lid silk. To the exterior the case is in generally excellent condition with slight loss of the gilding to the right hand wing tip of the very large central national eagle. Some scuffing to the paper covering on the very base of the box.
GERMAN WWII EAGLE ORDER 1ST CLASS. An absolutely mint example of the German Eagle Order 1st Class in its fitted case. The white enamel to the Maltese Cross centre of the award is absolutely perfect, no cracks, staining or damage of any sort. The enamel to the swastika is also good. Excellent finish to the metal parts of the award, complete with its original ribbon. The fitted box is in superb condition, good colour, excellent gilt to the central eagle and swastika, the upper inner lid has perfect gilt lettering, just minor scuffing to the very base of the award, the corners and the upper lid excellent.
GERMAN WWII EAGLE ORDER 3RD CLASS CASED. A good example of the German Eagle Order 3rd Class, good finish remaining to the eagles placed in between the arms of the white enamel Maltese Cross. Good gilt to the crossed swords. To the reverse side the tip of one of the arms of the Maltese Cross the white enamel has minor chips. Fitted with its correct black, white and red ribbon. The small pinhole to the centre of the ribbon where the award was once removed from its box and pinned to a collector’s display board. The ribbon is complete with its dress fitting pin. The medal is with its fitted presentation case which is gold blocked to the upper inner lid ‘Verdienstkreuz III.Stufe Des Ordens Vom Deutschen Adler’ with its black velvet base. The box is in excellent condition with good gilt blocking to the national eagle and gilded edge. Slight scratches to the edges of the base. The catch is present and fully gilded.
GERMAN WWII EARLY BEVO WOVEN OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A good example of a service used white woven eagle on the light grey backing for the early M.38 overseas cap. Stitch holes remain, all complete.
GERMAN WWII EARLY 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 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 EAST FRONT MEDAL WITH CITATION. A nice collector framed East Front medal retaining all of its original finish and its full length ribbon with its matching A5 size citation, which has been folded, it does have some age foxing, awarded to Stabsgefreiten Heinrich Weidemann of 2./H.GR.- Nachr.Rgt.530, awarded 22nd June 1942. Pen signed by the Colonel and Regimental Commander.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD IN GOLD. A near mint example of the scarce Eastern People's award, 1st class, with swords. All gilt remaining overall. Wide tapering pin at reverse side. Slight rubbing to the very high points of the flower petal at the centre of the award.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT 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 EQUIPMENT STRAP. A scarce 53cm long black leather equipment strap, ink RB numbered on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ERASED ERNST ROHM SA DAGGER. a good clean example of the Model 33 SA mans dagger with blade by E Pack and Son who were the most commonly encountered makers of Rohm etched daggers, after Ernst Rohm, s purge all of the inscriptions to Rohm were ordered to be removed and examples still exist today in many different degrees of the inscription removal,this example has only very faint traces of the upper letter still showing and is priced accordingly, on the faceside the Ulles Fur Deautschland inscription is good and deep with much original cross grain finish still evident, the wood grip is undamaged with one crease close to the high quality national eagle , all the fittings are the early heavy nickle and the scabbard has all of its anodised finish remaining plus some of its original lacquer, all the scabbard screws are inact the lower mount has some flattening, the rear of the lower crossguard is SA group marked NM.
GERMAN WWII ERSATZ RUBBERISED DRAGGING STRAP. One of the rare late war drag straps, which were constructed from cloth and rubber. These drag straps are beautifully illustrated on page 182 and 183 of Ausrustung Volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII FIELD DRESSING 1945. A Scarce end of ‘1945’ dated Geman Armed Forces field dressing, fully printed instructions to the exterior. Wiesbaden maker marked. Clearly dated ‘1945’.
GERMAN WWII FIELD DRESSING. 39 DATED. Fully unused field dressing with printed instructions for use. Berlin maker marked, complete with its original string wrap.
GERMAN WWII FIRE OFFICIAL’S VISOR CAP INSIGNIA. Absolutely mint condition oval laurel and oak leaf wreath with Fire Service style eagle to the centre. Good silver finish overall with frosted highlights. Both fixing pins remaining on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. A very finely machine embroidered scarlet police/fire eagle with national red, white and black cockade above, all in one-piece style to fit to the fire police overseas cap or the M.43 cap.
GERMAN WWII FIRE SERVICE 2ND CLASS MEDAL. A beautiful example, totally undamaged enamels, complete with its red and white watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 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 PISTOL HOLDER AND SHOULDER STRAP. A rare and complete combination set of the flare pistol holder produced in compressed paper for fitting of the 27mm calibre single shot flare pistol. The holster is complete with its cleaning rod of which the rod itself has a separate sprung loaded belt clip attached and its rare detachable long shoulder strap, the shoulder strap itself has faint traces of its maker mark and date ‘42’, the form of the holster is excellent with all of its correct fittings intact.
GERMAN WWII FLARE POUCH IN CANVAS. The rare variety of the flare holder being constructed all in webbing. Generally good overall condition with both leather closing tabs, rust to the closure stud. Both D rings and their strapping complete to each side, one animal gnaw to one corner of the pouch, to the opposite side clearly three letter coded and dated ‘43’ with ink waffen amt acceptance stamp. Attached to the flare pouch is a non-contemporary French webbing shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII FLYING BOOTS. A most unusual and probably early pair of brown suede and brown leather flying boots dating from the inter war period and probably used by NSFK and DLV flyers. They have typical German manufactured Zipp brand zips to the front. The soles are extremely thin and reminiscent of British WWI Royal Flying Corps Fug boots. The upper part of the boot has straps to them, the overall condition is very good with just one small tear to one of the upper sections and a little scuffing to the toe caps.
GERMAN WWII FLYING GAUNTLETS. A slightly mismatched pair of Luftwaffe flying gauntlets, the left hand gauntlet having its original printed technical label complete with the right hand gauntlet having the Luftwaffe acceptance ‘LBA’ stampings to the gauntlet. Both have Prym and Stocko snaps, each snap having a civilian type marking upon the press stud head. Good supple leather, all fitting match.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING ENTRENCHING TOOL. A good condition wood haft style folding entrenching tool, spade section in good condition, marked ‘AGO’. All complete with its compressed paper cover, which is slightly congealed with an extra strengthening rivet placed in the loop for the bayonet otherwise all strapping intact.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING SHOVEL. The standard folding shovel of WWII complete with its Bakelite screw. The wood haft is excellent, the spade section and all metalwork has been repainted post war.
GERMAN WWII FRENCH MADE AFRIKA KORPS SHIRT. Large quantities of French material were captured in 1940 and redirected for use within the German Army. One item that saw particular service was the French woollen shirt, this was a high quality item in a military format that was issued to French troops from the mid 30’s until the fall of France, these were used extensively by Rommel’s Afrika Korps and can be seen in numerous photographs, these having a stylised button down collar with button to the rear, epaulettes and two pleated front pockets. The shirt has one or two small snag holes that could be repaired and one hole to the pocket. The buttons are in some cases French, however the large buttons running up the front half closure are of German pressed card manufacture. There is some sun fading and areas of wear to the collar and a little dirt in places. The whole shirt has an excellent Afrika Korps service look to it.
GERMAN WWII G43 AMMUNITION POUCH. A totally original double compartment G43 ammunition pouch. Thousands of copies of this particular pouch have been produced, this is a totally original ‘BLA 1944’ example in all black leather, the classic white stitching is in excellent condition with two brown belt loops on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII GAS MASK FILTER WITH LACQUERED SCREW TOP. An excellent condition spare filter for the Armed Forces gas mask, profusely marked ‘April 42’ plus rubber ink Waffen amt stamp marked ‘FE37AB’ plus further unidentified markings with its screw off lacquered cap.
GERMAN WWII GAULEITUNG VISOR CAP. A beautiful condition very early NSDAP official’s cap of a Gauleitung, this is the early form visor cap dating from approximately 1933 through to 1939 although not size marked the cap is approximately size 55, it is in the most superb condition, standard political brown body, brown velvet centre band, red Gau waffenfarbe. M29 eagle and swastika with the single multi constructed red and black enamel swastika centred roundel, silver cap cords, political side buttons, soft leather brown peak, brown leather sweatband, complete with its correct canvas tuchmutze RZM political ticket to the interior. The cap, as stated, is in magnificent condition, the inner crown has at some point been exposed and the crown lining has changed colour making it difficult to read the outline of the manufacturer’s marking, however the faint outline of a German Forces visor cap can just about be seen above the floriated scrollwork below. A superb and rare piece.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction non maker marked Armed Forces General Assault Badge in silver. Virtually all of the silvered finish remaining with some rubbing to the high spots of the national eagle and the tips of the grenade and bayonet. Original hook and pin intact.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A one piece stamped version of the General Assault Badge in silver, considerable toning to the silver finish, good silvering to the reverse side, complete with its original pin hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. ASSMANN MARKED. A good fretted Assmann marked General Assault badge, a good degree of silver finish remaining within the lower field of the down swept wings of the eagle. Marked in raised relief ‘Assmann’ over the number ‘4’ on the reverse side. Original hook, pin and catch assembly, of which the hook and the catch are moulded into the main body of the badge.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL STAFF OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A super condition General Staff officers cap, high saddle shape, good quality Melton cloth for the main body of the cap, standard dark green centre band with the Bordeaux red waffenfarbe for the General Staff. very small moth tracking to the nap of the cloth on the crown in one area, no actual moth holes, the nap of the cloth excellent overall, complete with its deeply struck aluminium national eagle, a mountain troopers edelweiss badge placed between the national eagle and the wire woven officers cockade with the metallic centre. Standard officers cap cords, twin side buttons. To the interior the green leather sweatband all in place and supple with evidence of wear use, green silk lining. The centre celluloid lozenge is 95% complete, there is one small area missing with the remaining silver blocked retailer’s initials to the centre. Approximately size 57 head size. A beautiful cap.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL’S TUNIC INSIGNIA. An excellent service worn matched set of stitch-in shoulder boards and collar patches for an army General Major. The shoulder boards are constructed in silver and gold wire embroidery, the collar patches are also in the most beautifully hand embroidered gold bullion laid on red uniform cloth. Stitch marks are visible where it has been removed from a tunic, very slight damage to one upper edge of the left hand collar patch viewed as the tunic is worn. Each shoulder board has a gold button attached to it.
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 NATIONAL SPORTS BADGE. A good example of a bronze version of the German National Sports badge, complete with maker’s details in raised relief within the hollow back. Complete with original pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN 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 OFFICIAL’S DAGGER. A most magnificent condition Government official’s dagger by Alcoso, the blade is absolutely superb with all of its cross grain finish remaining, never been cleaned, ‘Alcoso’ marked to the base of the blade. The patinated finish to both the eagle headed grip, cross guard and scabbard all matches, toned to a beautiful bluish colour. The sharpness of the edges of the eagle head is superb. Two minor spots of light rust to the plate at the front of the grip, complete with its totally undamaged scabbard, mother of pearl grips all fitting well and good detail to the Alcoso constructed cross guard. A great piece.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF EARLY THIRD REICH BOOKS. A group of four soft backed books which date from the early days of collecting artefacts of the Third Reich and still offer much information today. The Almark Publications Edged Weapons of the Third Reich by Frederick J. Stephens, published 1972, 127 pages of black and white photographs of many of the edge weapons of the Third Reich, spine frail. Flags and Banners of the Third Reich also an Almark 1973 publication, 136 pages with soft cover of many of the flags and banners in black and white of the Third Reich, generally good condition with edges faded. Insignia of the Third Reich by Major John R Angolia, soft cover, published 1974, 128 pages of many items of insignia of the Third Reich, some pages loose. Lastly, German Helmets 1933-1945 A Collectors Guide published in 1981, 142 pages of black and white photographs of mixed steel helmets of the Third Reich. All the books have been well used, pages are dog eared, but nevertheless an ideal group of books to add to an already existing Third Reich library.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF INSIGNIA. Army Administrative NCO’s stitch on shoulder board. Schutzpolizei enlisted rank with slip on tab below. An unidentified Eastern Terriroties enlisted ranks earth brown shoulder board with slip on tab. Army armourers trade patch. Army Schutz patch with light moth. Army Obergefreiter rank chevron.
GERMAN WWII HANDSCHAR DIVISION FEZ. A rare Waffen SS Handschar fez, excellent condition with the Bevo woven SS eagle and skull removed. Clear indication to the nap of the cloth and remains of stitches where the insignia was situated. Complete with its original leather sweat band and multi layered tassel.
GERMAN WWII HBT MATERIAL ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. The classic lightweight reed green garment destined for work wear however these were very popular in the Normandy campaign, particularly during the hot summer months of June, July and August. The tunic produced in nicely faded reed green HBT material lined in grey rayon with a triangular shaped Bevo woven army eagle to the upper right breast, zigzag stitches applied to the breast with all original stitching present, in excellent condition. The collar patches are standard Bevo universal type machine stitched to the collar. To the shoulders are the rare matching set of HBT golden yellow silk piped shoulder boards. To the interior of the tunic is the standard format single shell dressing pocket, this having the typical pressed card buttons and there is a full compliment of metal buttons to the front attached with the usual distinct German ‘O’ rings for easy removal of the buttons for cleaning. A good large size tunic which shows typical light service wear and has no holes, patching, or damage, two minor stains close to the middle closure buttons. This would make an excellent basis for a combat display mannequin.
GERMAN WWII HEAVY CAMOUFLAGE PARATROOPER HELMET. A highly interesting camouflage German M38 paratrooper helmet, size 68 shell, 57 liner. A superb heavy textured camouflage shell, some loss of paint as can be seen on our web images but still a huge degree of the original camouflage finish remaining. A combination of materials were applied to the helmet then over-painted. The paint finish is in a maroon and dark green, complete with its original spanner bolts. The leather liner has toned by heavy usage down to a dark brown finish but the original sizes both to the liner and the shell size can just about be seen, also the maker, which appears to be Karl Heisler can also be seen at the front of the liner. Some slightly small splits around one of the liner holes otherwise all complete with the central seam to the leather good, complete with its set of blue leather straps with all of the male/female pop studs in place and working although slightly rusty. For a similar heavy textured helmet see pages 59, 60 and 61 of Fallschirmjager Volume 1 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII HERMAN GORING DIVISION FLIGHT BLOUSE. A Unterfeldwebels flight blouse of the Herman Goring Division,standard upper medium size Luftwaffe Flight Blouse having all its original nap of cloth remaining, a matching set of White silk piped slip on shoulder boards with matching White based collar patches and correct Lutwaffe style collar lace,a standard machine embroidered breast eagle fitted, Iron Cross ribbon to second button hole fitted, Luftwaffe blue/Grey artificial Silk ling which is unusually sized stamped in white ink.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING DIVISION SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare matched pair of white wool piped Luftwaffe blue grey slip-on shoulder boards for an enlisted man in the Hermann Goering Division. Some minor moth damage to the blue grey backing cloth on the reverse side of one board and some thinness to the nap of the cloth in places otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING SIGNATURE. A Hoffmann postcard view of Hermann Goering side half bust wearing his SA uniform, hatless with Pour le Merite at neck and full medal ribbon bar. Pen signed ‘Goering’ across the centre of the image.
GERMAN WWII HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE CITATION, CRUISER KOLN An excellent condition A5 semi hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet badge to Rudolf Lorenz while serving on the Cruiser Koln dated ‘20th August 1942’. Pen signed by the Contra Admiral Lietzmann. This citation has been punch holed. With some background research material of the cruiser.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE. Excellent condition one-piece steel stamped with all virtually all of its original silver wash remaining with slight rubbing to the high spots and some scratching to the upper side. To the reverse side is double pronged fixing system complete, marked ‘RZM M4/24’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BREAD BAG. Standard configuration of bread bag, complete with all of its zeltbahn type buttons, both belt loops and retaining loop and hook. All leather parts intact. On opening the flap the original HJ RZM issue ticket, which is frail, is still in place and the original Hitler Youth boy’s name on a separate silk woven label. All complete with a Hitler Youth leather cross strap, which has been used as a shoulder strap for the bread bag.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH DAY BADGE. A pressed tin badge for a Hitler Youth day in 1935. Pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH FLAK HELPER’S ARM BADGE. The triangular shaped blue high quality embroidered insignia for a Luftwaffe Flak helper on black backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH MEMBERSHIP PIN. The lozenge shaped red, white and black enamelled membership pin for the Hitler Youth. Faintly raised relief makers mark with stamped ‘Ges Gesch’ to the reverse, with its original tinny type fixing pin. Totally undamaged enamels.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. Good condition.
GERMAN WWII HUNGARIAN NAZI PARTY MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A scarce badge being the membership of the Hungarian Nazi Party. Red, white and gold enamel front, thick construction reading ‘Volk Bund Der Deutschen In Ungarn’. Complete with its tinny type pin back fixing, Budapest maker’s mark.
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 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 BRONZE. A superb example in bronze, solid construction, non maker marked, complete with its original pin hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction Infantry Assault Badge in silver. Non maker marked. Good finish remaining. Thick needle pin.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very finely detailed CW manufactured example being (Carl Wild). Solid construction. Very fine detail to the face side. Some loss of finish to the Mauser rifle. ‘CW’ in raised relief to the centre of the reverse side, complete with original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good example of the one-piece stamped Infantry Assault Badge in silver. Good finish remaining. Non maker marked. All original hook and pin present to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 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 COSS 2ND CLASS. Some slight toning to the frame but still with highlights showing. Non maker marked, complete with its ribbon which is slightly rust marked.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS CASED. A very fine condition Iron Cross 1st Class in its original case of issue, all silver frosting remaining to the frame, all black colour retained to the iron centre, the silvered finish to the reverse side is complete with its wide straight pin, laid onto its cream velvet base within its issue box. An outline of the award has impressed itself onto the upper inner silk of the lid. The silver embossed outline of the Iron Cross is to the exterior. The lid itself, which has slight scuffs but generally excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS DISC BACK. A flat constructed Iron Cross 1st Class of WWII with its individual unscrewable disc back. All of the blackened finish remaining to the central iron core. Marked with its LDO number L/13 to the reverse side of one of the arms of the Maltese Cross style award, being manufactured by Paul Meybauer of Berlin.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS, CASED. A good maker number stamped Iron Cross 1st class, some toning to the frosted edge, all the finish remaining to the iron core centre, complete with its wide tapering pin, which is number stamped to the centre of the pin but unfortunately even with the best magnifying glass it is difficult to discern, we can only assume it is ‘15’. All fitted into its original presentation case, the velvet base has some staining in the area not protected by the Iron Cross. Silver blocked to the exterior is the outline of the cross itself, the box is generally in excellent condition. Condition:
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS, CASED. A very good non maker marked Iron Cross 1st class in its original fitted case. Some finish missing to the tips of the cross itself but the frosted finish remaining in other areas. Good blackened finish to the centre core, complete with its wide tapering pin and hook system. The case is excellent, good silver outline to the Iron Cross to the leatherette finish. No scratches. Push button open and closure with good upper inner silk.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A near mint example of the Iron Cross 1st Class having excellent frosting to the silver frame, all blackened finish to the iron core complete. To the reverse side all silver finish to the reverse good with a bright finish wide tapering pin, which is impressed number ‘25’ t the centre of the pin, complete with hook and catch.
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 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 MATCHED NUMBER BAYONET. A very good example, match numbered ‘2503’ to both blade and scabbard. Minor sharpening to the blade but with a large amount of original blueing remaining. To the reverse side it is maker marked ‘F.Herder, Solingen’. Bakelite grips. Waffen acceptance stamp to the reverse of the top pommel, in its original scabbard, which is totally undented and retains all of its original blued finish.
GERMAN WWII K98 PRE WAR RIFLE CLEANING KIT. Pre war cleaning kit, the tin in base metal without paint, brass fittings. Maker marked ‘Gappl’ with number stamp of ‘P4347’ and a very early date of ‘1935’. It is complete with both brushes, oiler and pull through. The take down tool is missing.
GERMAN WWII KREIGSMARINE FEMALE HELPER’S SOLDBUCH. Any form of documentation to the armed forces female helpers is rare, this is a 16 page document for a Kriegsmarine female helper. The photograph to the front cover shows the recipient wearing female field grey tunic with collar patches showing. The swastikas to the interior stamps have all been inked out and the spine has come completely adrift from the main body of the book and is secured by an old piece of sellotape, it has had other old sellotape marks but they have dried and disappeared. The Kriegsmarine had the smallest number of female helpers. Condition:
GERMAN WWII KREIGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE AND RING. From the effects of one German submariner a beautiful condition heavy non maker marked submariner’s service badge retaining much original gilt with frosted highlights. Wide tapering vertical pin to the reverse side with original hook. This was obtained with the submariner’s original ring, this white metal ring which is ‘800’ silver marked, the face of the ring being in the form of the submariner’s badge with the wording ‘WIR FAHREN GEGEN ENGELLAND’ (to England we go) to the shank.
GERMAN WWII 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 KRETA CUFF TITLE. An absolutely superb unissued condition Kreta cuff title, beautifully yellow embroidered lettering and floriated work on white canvas-like backing with a band of gold lace to the upper and lower sections of the cuff band. Full length, uncut.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BATTLE CRUISER ADMIRAL HIPPER ALBUM & GROUPING. Bootsmann Rudolf Grosseide was a pre war sailor firstly on the pre Dreadnought batleship Schlesien then served on heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Large Photo album measuring 41cmx21cm The front cover of the album has the heraldic arms of the Schlesian plus the name and date 1938 to 39 to the interior of the album, which is extremely comprehensive the majority of the photographs seem to be from his service on both the Schlesien and the Hipper ,The album contains over 200 photographs of a pre war world cruise on the Schlesien, close-up shots of men and officers in their full uniforms, both service and dress. Many images taken in their ports. Excellent photographs of the rare Kriegsmarine trophelm being worn with the Kriegsmarine eagle to front. Later images in the album show him on war service on the Hipper in more northern climates. Excellent images of the Hipper’s float plane being launched from the ship and recovered. Damaged buildings, possibly in Poland. Accompanying the album is the A4 size citation for his award of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge dated ‘9th March 1942’. A badly stained A5 citation for the Iron Cross 2nd class pen signed by the North Sea Vice Admiral dated ‘20th April 42’. An excellent condition A5 hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet Badge whilst serving on the cruiser Admiral Hipper, signed by unidentified Admiral and Fleet Chief. An accompanying hard cover book, which replicates the cruise of the battleship Schlesien in October 1938 with the names of every one of the crew to the end of the book. Lastly a ‘1958’ dated Marine Veteransbund citation for 25 years membership. The Hipper saw a significant amount of action during WWII, she was involved in the Norwegian assault in 1940, involved in operations against allied merchant shipping in the North Atlantic, operated against the British convoys to the Soviet Union, after encountering damage in December 1942 against British light cruisers she returned to Germany for repairs and was never restored for operational status and was finally destroyed at her moorings in July 1945. The Schlesien saw limited combat during WWII but was involved in the invasion of Norway, she ended her career as an anti aircraft ship in the Baltic in 1945 and was struck by a mine and sank in shallow water. A highly interesting naval grouping.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CITATION AND LETTERS. A highly emotive pair of letters and a citation for the Minesweeper badge belonging to Kriegsmarine Matrosen Fritz Nauruschat. Fully illuminated A5 citation for the Minesweeper badge dated ‘October 41’, pen signed by the Captain and Commander of the 1st Sicherungsdizion, folded once, non punch-holed with two accompanying hand written letters to the recipient’s mother dated ‘31st January’ and ‘23rd February 1945’ by that time he would have been serving in a Marine Infantry Unit on the Eastern Front. Both letters have been translated into English. The first letter in January 45 he annotates ‘Without identifying the area Eastern Front 23 2.45
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. A 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 DESTROYER BADGE, BY STEINHAUER & LUCK. Steinhauer & Luck were unusual makers for Kriegsmarine badges, thus this example is scarce. Overall condition good, it has lost most of its finish but its base metal appears to be in brass. No.’4’ stamped to the wide tapering horizontal hook to the reverse side, complete with its uniform retaining hook.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DESTROYER BADGE. A very good example retaining virtually all of its original gilt to the wreath. Fine colour and definition to the bow and bridge of the destroyer. Flat reverse in dark patinated finish. The award retains its uniform retaining hook behind the eagle plus its horizontal pin, hook and catch assembly. Maker marked in raised relief ‘F.H.C.o.’
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE EAGLE AND COCKADE SET FOR A SAILOR’S CAP. A two piece joined eagle and cockade with one single prong fixing for the sailor’s deck cap. The gilt has disappeared overall.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good example of the aluminium belt buckle well marked in raised relief on the reverse side 'S.H.U.CO.' dated '40', which retains at least 50% of its original Gold anodised finish. Excellent detail with some light wear to the high point of the breast of the eagle, otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. The extremely rare aluminium all gilded buckle for the Kriegsmarine. Some scratches to the gilded finish and wear to the front of the eagle. Maker marked in raised relief ‘S.H.u.C.o.’ with the date ‘40’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE 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 HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A non maker marked High Seas Fleet Badge approximately 25% of the original gilt remaining to the wreath and eagle. Thick needle pin with original retaining hook, pin and catch to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE LORIENT DEFENDER’S SOLDBUCH. A standard Armed Forces soldbuch but printed ‘Kriegsmarine’ to base. An attempt has been made to erase the swastika to the eagle but the swastika is still clear, the pass being owned by Wilhelm Rugge, born September 1900. The pass is in generally good condition, it has had its spine strengthened contemporarily. The pass photograph is head and collar only but the Coastal Artillery uniform can clearly be seen. Rugge served with the 2nd U-Boat Flotilla based in Lorient. Written in note confirming him a Lorient Defender from 5th August 44, he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, together with his Armed Forces driving licence issued by the 2nd U-Boat Flotilla, the pass photograph in the driving licence shows him head and upper bust wearing the Coastal Artillery uniform with his Coastal Artillery overseas cap. Also a postcard size photograph of Rugge in full Kriegsmarine deck uniform. A fully annotated soldbuch.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MANS BREAST EAGLE. A mixed construction unissued eagle, a mixture of bullion and celion on a lighter shade of blue background. Condition:
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MARINE ARTILLERY BELT BUCKLE. A scarce all one-piece stamped steel army buckle but finished in the deep marine blue commonly encountered with coastal artillery uniforms. This example with its double pronged belt fixing system and clearly maker marked ‘N & H 1942’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A non maker marked convex shaped construction Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge which has lost virtually all of its gilt but unusually retains all the silver to the exploding central mine. All of the silver finish remaining to the reverse side, complete with its ball type hinge and original hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good example of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge. These quite commonly appear with much gilt missing, this is a very good example having virtually all of its original gilt, some light oxidisation to the tip of the right hand wing and patches on the right hand side of the wreath as the badge is viewed. The exploding bomb again retaining all of its original silver wash finish with just slight wear to the high points of the exploding mine. Good thick solid construction, non maker marked. All the silver finish on the reverse side is complete with its vertical pin with original hook.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A beautifully tightly woven celion yellow eagle on dark navy blue background. Glued paper on the reverse side where this item has been attached to a collectors display board, however a superb example.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS WHITE TOP CAP EAGLE. A beautifully constructed stamped aluminium national eagle heavily maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side ‘JFS’ with the date ‘40’ with its single twisted and grooved pin fixing system worn primarily with the removable white top for the officers visor cap.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ORANGE HANDLED OFFICERS DAGGER. A superb condition naval officers dagger with the sailing ship blade by F.W.Holler of Solingen. Beautiful etching to both sides of the blade, complete with its leather washer. Gilt to the cross guard and the upper pommel superb, with all of the matt frosting to the gilt within the lower field of the eagle headed pommel. Deep orange grip, one crack to the upper part of the grip but no parts missing, complete with its original wire wrap and originally wrapped silver portapee knot. The dagger is fitted into its excellent condition hammered scabbard with one very minor indentation to the scabbard 3cms from the base, the indentation can only be seen when holding the scabbard from a side on view. Complete with its correct hanging rings, all original screws intact.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINE COMBAT CLASP IN BRONZE. A service used example by Schwerin. Good traces of the bronze finish remaining on the tips of the laurel leaves and the lower area of the wings of the stylised Third Reich eagle. Complete with its wide tapering fluted pin fully maker marked and designer marked ‘Schwerin Berlin’ on the reverse. A slight kink in the pin where it has been used and the pins were quite often kinked by the user to make a more secure fit to the uniform material.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A superb early quality heavy brass type retaining most original bright and matt finish. Maker marked ‘Schwerin, Berlin’ in its original blue paper presentation packet titled on the front with the Schwerin name on the reverse side of the packet.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS DECK JACKET. A very good large size example of the black leather Kriegsmarine three-quarter length deck jacket. Standard double breasted style. Four button front, three only of which are used for closure. Excellent leather just minor scuffing. Complete with the sleeve inner windproof cuffs. Inside pocket. Four exterior pockets all with flaps. Button provision for epaulettes but with epaulettes missing. Black blanket lined.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS OVERSEAS CAP. A superb condition all blue boat shaped overseas cap worn by Kriegsmarine personnel but in this case a submariners with the traces of the submariners flotilla insignia. Beautiful nap to the cloth, slight discoloration from fading, complete with its correct Bevo woven yellow on blue national eagle and cockade. On viewing the cap closely from the left hand side there is a clear outline of where the swordfish badge of the 9th U-Boat Flotilla was attached, also some threads remain. To the interior very clear white ink maker’s mark, clear date ‘1941’ with size ‘56’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER 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 WHITE SUMMER DECK CAP. The scarce all white deck cap worn with the summer uniform, complete with its gold Bevo woven tally, which reads ‘MARINE SCHULE KIEL’. Complete with its rare very frail cotton chinstrap with the original sailor’s name machine embroidered in red on white attached to the upper inner crown of the cap. The insignia fitted is the one piece gilded national eagle and cockade, fitted through the pre prepared holes on the cap for the insignia.
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 KRIM SHIELD. Mint unissued condition, complete with backing cloth, never been attached to a uniform. The backing cloth has double thickness and is stiff.
GERMAN WWII KUBAN COSSACK ARM SHIELD. An unfortunately storage damaged printed example of the Kuban Cossack volunteer arm shield.
GERMAN WWII KUBELWAGEN SEAT CUSHIONS. Two incredibly rare items of German military vehicle equipment being the original front seat cushions for the driver and passenger from a VW Type 82 Kubelwagen. Constructed in ordnance grey coloured imitation leather, fully stuffed with horse hair. To the underside covered in webbing with the red line showing through the canvas material very similar to other German canvas constructed items. The Kubelwagen seat frame has springs to the lower part and the indentation and rust flooding from the frame can be seen on the underside of both seat cushions.
GERMAN WWII KYFEHAUSERBUND CAP INSIGNIA. The central lighthouse with swastika below imitation enamel oval badge set within its dull gilded wreath.
GERMAN WWII KYFFHAUSERBUND HONOUR BADGE FOR BRASSARD. The Honour Badge fitted to armbands for a member of the Kyffhauserbund. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR COMBAT Y STRAPS. A scarce pair of mint condition heavy weight straps used by many arms including the SS and army. This well RB numbered pair have to the rear the scarce skeleton economy style hook arrangement. With a rough out black outer which is excellent and supple with a nice clear light brown interior. Beautifully supple and just dusty from storage.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE SET. A typical army or SS water bottle set with the cover made from mixed fibres with herringbone edging and plain press studs. Complimenting the bottle set is an original black small Bakelite cup. The set is slightly dusty from storage with one or two tiny stains, however very much above average and clearly showing limited field use. The bottle itself is the rare black enamel version with a red rust proof paint sprayed cap, which is in excellent condition. There are various maker markings and stampings to the strapping. The Bakelite cap has the usual makers markings to the top and is dusty from storage with one or two tiny chips to the base, this does not affect the displaying of the item.
GERMAN WWII LEGION CONDOR PARADE MAP OF BERLIN. An interesting piece of Third Reich ephemera being a map of Berlin with the name ‘Pharus Plan, Berlin’ measuring 22cms x 12cms. On the opening page there is the lettering in a pink colour ‘Legion Condor November 1936 April 1939.’ 48 pages of street names and other sites with a large pull-out map of Berlin at the end. Produced for the 1939 parade on the return of the Legion Condor from Spain.
GERMAN WWII LIGHTWEIGHT COMBAT Y-STRAPS. A very nice pair of the lightweight straps as used by cavalry and falshirmjager personnel. Nicely maker marked '42' with combat grade rear buckle. Protector cover, all matching grey painted hardware and in good supple and display mountable condition.
GERMAN WWII LITHUANIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Lithuanian volunteers with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Cut from roll, slight staining to the edges.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL, 2ND CLASS CASED. A mint unissued example of the ‘1938’ dated Luftschutz medal. All of its original grey finish remaining, complete with its watered silk lilac, red, white and black ribbon, to the reverse of the ribbon the clothing attachment pin fitting is present. Fitted into its original presentation case, which is titled to the exterior ‘Luftschutz Ehrenzeichen 2.Stufe’, the front parts of the lid both front edges cracked to the box.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDICAL SERVICE ARMBAND. A beautifully woven white cross on a very lightweight cotton background material indicating a Luftschutz medical assistant.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN STANDARD TOP. An excellent example of the rare Luftwaffe standard top, 1st type with the droop tailed eagle having all of its original finish remaining. Good detail to the wings, complete with its screw holed tube for fitting to the pole of the Luftwaffe 4 foot x 4 foot standard.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 21ST FLAK DIVISION CITATION GROUP. Three highly attractive A4 sized citations awarded to Luftwaffe Unteroffizier Rudolf Stahlschmidt, the first citation being a beautifully hand scripted citation for promotion from Unteroffizier to Wachtmeister in the 21st Flak Division on the 20th October 1943. A plain printed citation with the early droop tailed eagle and with all of the lettering beautifully executed in red and black, followed by a larger than A4 sized citation awarded by the Romanian War Ministry for the Romanian Crusade Against Communism medal and then a beautifully illuminated coloured citation for the German issue of the Romanian Crusade Against Communism medal.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A set of shoulder boards and collar patches for a Luftwaffe administration officer’s tunic. Highly unusual shoulder straps with the inter-twined cross weave black and silver rank bars in excellent condition, collar patches are beautifully silver embroidered with some moth damage to the green backing cloth as can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATIVE GENERAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A very rare set of shoulder boards, stitch-on style for a Luftwaffe Administrative General. The gold and silver lace woven in the standard form for Generals, laid on the white cloth for Luftwaffe Generals with the further underlay cover of the Administrative Branch of green. An excellent photograph in colour is shown of a set of shoulder boards fitted to a greatcoat on page 40 of Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe Volume 2 by john R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA KORPS GROUP OF THREE CITATIONS. These three citations have been pasted to hard card and have deteriorated quite significantly and are priced accordingly. A5 size citation for the German/Italian Afrika Medal to Unteroffizier Bernhard Finke. Unit rubber stamped with faded Company Commander signature. The Sudetenland Medal with the scarce Prague Castle Bar citation to Obergefreiter Bernhard Finke, dated '1st November 1939' with printed signature of the Commander of Luft Gau 3 Leutnant General Weisse and the scarce drivers badge citation issued August 1944, name and rank faded. The Citation for the German Afrika Medal is very scarce.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNER ONLY BADGE. A good example of the Luftwaffe Air Gunner only badge, this rare badge, which is very similar to the Wireless Operator Air Gunner but without the lightning bolts is far harder to obtain than the W/O AG badge. Superb example, some good silvered finish remaining to the oak and laurel leaf wreath. Standard diving eagle. The top arm of the swastika is cut out. On the reverse side heavy hinge with thick needle pin with two large but carefully crafted domed rivets. All the finish on the reverse side is complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BACKPACK PARACHUTE. A Luftwaffe backpack parachute, this model is normally associated with multi crewed aircraft, parts of the chute have been produced in France by a French parachute making company under occupation, The item has its original German made metal back tray, its reverse padded back protector, all metal clippings and the release to the front are German made with the instructions still in German. The outer bag is also of original German manufacture. The bag contains a silk chute but without shroud lines. The bag itself has been stamped by the French Company Aerazur and the webbing harness we believe is French made under occupation, we have an image of this chute with the darker Green harness being worn during WW11. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BAND NCO'S TUNIC. A good condition Luftwaffe enlisted ranks flight blouse of the early style with red piped twisted cord collar, with insignia fitted for a Luftwaffe Artillery band, Hauptfeldwebel. Each shoulder board is the slip on variety, red wool piped, full circumference of Luftwaffe tress with three aluminium pips to each board and the central musicians motif has been fitted to the board by cotton thread as the prongs have broken. Red backed collar patches, again with musicians motif to each patch. An officers heavy bullion wire eagle is fitted to the upper breast. One moth nip to the left hand sleeve. Medal ribbons for the WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class and the WWII War Service Cross. One further moth hole to the right hand sleeve. Another moth hole just below the Luftwaffe breast eagle. Loops to the upper left breast for three awards. Full maker marked and size stamped to the Luftwaffe grey blue cotton lining to the interior pocket. A scarce tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A fine example cut from roll of the Bevo woven, early type semi droop tailed breast eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. The beautifully Bevo woven officer quality silver wire machine embroidered eagle on blue background cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLADDER LIFE VEST. A good example of the Luftwaffe double bladder life vest worn by the majority of single seat air crew. The vest is generally in good original colour with some age and storage light staining, complete with the original re-breather tube with the Bakelite cap chipped. Original oxygen bottle, the two chest closing straps are complete and their double circular ring attachments complete. The main back strap that runs down the back of the wearer under the crotch has lost its final 12 inches or 30cms. The waist closing strap is also missing. A web loop generally attached to the main body of the web strap to secure the oxygen bottle to the vest is also missing. To the inner side of the vest is printed the instructions for the use of the vest.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FLIGHT BAR IN GOLD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Bar for bomber operations in gold. Slightly toned gilt to the wreath and to one side of the wings, the opposite set of laurel leaf wings are dull. Gilt remaining to the highlighted swastika below the diving bomb. Maker marked in raised relief ‘RS & S’ on the reverse side. Complete with its wide tapering pin and original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CITATION GROUP. Two citations to Luftwaffe Feldwebel Heinrich Hainbach of a Luftwaffe Construction Battalion. Large A4 size citation being promotion from Feldwebel to Oberfeldwebel, 1st November 1941. Pen signed by the Major of the Construction Battalion and standard A5 size citation for the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords dated '1st September 1941'. Pen signed by the Commanding General of Luft Gau 1. Leutnant General Putzier.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE COMBAT TROUSERS. A good service worn set of Luftwaffe long trousers of the balloon style that have tapered bottoms for fitting into jack boots. All factory stitching visible that has turned light cream with the years. Nap of cloth thin overall. Slight stitch repairs to the crotch area. All of the fly buttons are of the zeltbahn style but slightly smaller with the two pocket closure buttons being of standard composition. Two angled front pockets, belt loops with two side waist adjusters and one back pocket, which is buttoned. No moth holes. Some minor stitch field repairs otherwise excellent for display.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EARLY DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A beautifully hand embroidered silver bullion breast eagle on Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Threads remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. An excellent unused condition dark Luftwaffe blue all stamped steel enlisted ranks belt buckle, complete with its nickel plated double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED RANKS CAP EAGLE. A very fine quality machine embroidered silver grey thread on Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth eagle for the overseas cap or the M.43 cap. Minor moth nip underneath the right hand wing as viewed. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION CITATION GROUP TO OFFICER. A highly interesting group of four citations, all A5 size, all punch holed for filing, each citation only folded once. All awarded to Hauptmann Heinz Wenger on the staff of the 1st Luftwaffe Field Division. War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, dated ‘20th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General of Infantry General G. Glokke, Commander of Army Area 6. Wound Badge in black whilst as an Oberleutnant with Luftwaffe Field Regiment No.4, dated ‘21st June 1942’, pen signed by Major and Battalion Commander. Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ‘July 1942’ pen signed by General Major Von Graffen who won the Knights Cross 13th August 1942 who was Commander of the 58th Infantry Division and a rare field printed citation to Heinz Wenger whilst on the staff of the 1st Luftwaffe Field Division for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge awarded ‘10th July 1944 with pencil signature of General Major Petrauschke. Very unusual to find a Luftwaffe Field Division group to an officer.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION POST JULY 44 COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of post 1944 collar patches for a Senior NCO in a Luftwaffe Rifle Regiment. Jager green wool backing, with its white Rifle Regiment piping, three seagulls with a section of L shaped NCO’s lace to each collar patch.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK ARTILLERY CITATION. A good condition non punch holed A5 sized citation for the Luftwaffe Flak Artillery badge, awarded to Obergefreiten Karl Wagner of the 1st Abt Heavy Flak Unit 632 awarded on the 13th November 1942 with an ink signature of the General Officer commanding of the 5th Flak Division.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK ARTILLERY SHOULDER BOARDS. A mint unissued set of red silk piped Luftwaffe enlisted ranks shoulder boards for a member of the Flak Artillery.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE BY JMME & SOHN. The maker JMME & Sohn Berlin is rare to find on a Luftwaffe Flak Badge. Excellent quality early nickel type, wonderful detail to the 88mm gun, huge differences can be seen in the design of the JMME example against other manufacturers, especially in the thinness of the laurel wreath. Impressed to the reverse ‘JMME’ complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK FLIGHT BLOUSE. A very good condition officers flight blouse worn by a Luftwaffe Flak Oberst. The blouse is the standard configuration for the officers flight blouse. One moth nip to the lower right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed, also a sprinkling of moth on the lower front skirt both sides. One minor moth nip to the lower cuffs. The tunic is fitted with a superb quality set of stitch-in Luftwaffe Oberst's shoulder boards with all gilt to the four rank pips. Bright wire work with good bright red underlay. Excellent high quality deeply embroidered wire woven red based collar patches with standard silver wire to the edge of the collar. Breast eagle fitted is again a superb quality wire woven deep officers example. All button fly fronted closure. To the upper right breast as the tunic is viewed are four loops for a long medal ribbon bar and loops for three other awards. Blue grey silk lining with the beautifully silk embroidered grey on grey 'L.V.A.' Luftwaffe issue label. Two snags to the interior lining but no tears. The long silk loop with button closure is fitted to the inside of the tunic for the fitting of either the Luftwaffe sword or the officers dagger. A beautiful example.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK LEUTNANT’S COLLAR PATCHES. An unused set of silver bullion single seagull with oak leaf below on red flak background with silver twisted corded edging.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIEGER BLOUSE FLYING JACKET. A highly unusual item being a standard 1942 enlisted mans flieger bluse with the two lower angled pockets with flaps, originally having the button fly front, which has been converted contemporarily to a flying jacket. The fly front has been removed and an all metal Zipp produced zip has been inserted in the front of the garment. The two lower flapped pockets still exist but with the addition of two short upper breast pockets with matching metal zips, which the pullers are non maker marked. Interestingly it was worn by a member of a Luftwaffe flying school having yellow silk piped slip-on epaulettes with the intertwined gothic KS for war school. Matching yellow backed stitch-on collar patches with late production steel seagulls attached to the rank of Gefreiter with one V shaped rank chevron and to the lower left arm the trade patch of a flight engineer. To the lower breast is the remains of the Luftwaffe Qualification Badge for radio operator/air gunner, the badge cloth itself being felt has been attacked by moth with virtually all of the Luftwaffe grey felt sections eaten away, the remainder of the garment is virtually moth free apart from one small patch of moth close to the lower left hand pocket. Standard machine attached breast eagle. Clearly size marked and Luftwaffe acceptance stamp ‘LBA 42’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A slightly mismatched but worn as a pair set of Luftwaffe Flight NCO’s slip-on shoulder boards, both boards exactly the same length, slight differences in stitching especially around the button hole and a slightly different colour in the underlay cloth for the fitting tab. Both boards with a horseshoe of Luftwaffe lace to the exterior indicating NCO rank. Both slip-on tabs complete. Ideal for fitting to a Luftwaffe flight blouse.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERGEFREITER’S FOUR POCKET TUNIC. A very fine condition four pocket open collar style tunic worn by a Luftwaffe Obergefreiter of flight. Standard configuration with four pockets with flaps and pleats, five button front, the insignia fitted being a stitch-in set of yellow wool piped Flight Section shoulder boards, yellow twist cored piping to the collar. A set of Obergrefreiter’s yellow based collar patches with one single gull to each patch. A machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted ranks style eagle over the right hand pocket. Deep barrel cuffs. The original Luftwaffe blue grey and cream inner collar is still fitted. Fully lined to the interior in matching Luftwaffe blue grey material. Profusely stamped with Luftwaffe acceptance stamps ‘LBA.38’ followed by size stampings, followed by further identical LBA stamp just below the interior pocket opening. Loops for one award. The nap of the cloth is superb overall, no moth tracking or moth holes, stains or damage of any sort. A beautiful tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION NCO’S VISOR CAP. A lovely condition private purchase saddle shaped visor cap for an NCO of the Luftwaffe. 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.
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 FUR LINED PILOT’S GLOVES. A superb absolutely mint pair of Luftwaffe blue grey semi gauntlet fur lined flying gloves. A complete matched pair with their original silk woven size label to the interior, marked size ‘7’. All of the male and female press studs present and bright. Excellent for a Luftwaffe mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL GOERING ENLISTED RANKS/NCO’S VISOR CAP. The classic form of the issued cap to members of Regiment General Goering. Standard Luftwaffe tellerform cap in blue grey Luftwaffe cloth with excellent nap remaining. White piping to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the central mohair band. There is one minor moth nip on the left overhang of the cap as the cap is viewed otherwise the cap is totally moth free. It has its original set of stamped aluminium insignia, the eagle being of the early droop tailed variety, standard enlisted ranks NCO’s cockade, twin oval buckle patent leather strap. The visor is a green colour to the interior with the commonly encountered double ribbed edged visor. To the interior the cap is lined in the russet brown lightweight cotton that is found in all of the issued Regiment General Goering caps and many other Luftwaffe tellerform caps. To the centre of the crown is the undamaged celluloid lozenge, which is clearly silver blocked ‘G.A.Hoffmann Berlin S.W.29’. Stamped a good size 57, also ink stamped ‘1937’ and to the label aperture is the printed clothing label of the original owner with the name ‘MAKTE’. As with all of the Regiment General Goering caps that we have ever had it is unit marked with an ink stamping to the underside of the leather sweatband, which although toned in colour is in superb order. The lettering of the wording ‘General Goering’ is faint however letters can be made out which clearly shows the full name, it is marked ‘II/’ the lower part of the large ‘G’ can be seen and the last three letters of the word ‘Goering’ can be seen ‘ing’, below in clearer inks stamping is ‘4.Batterie’. The orange foam cushion that was originally situated behind the sweat band has solidified and broken away. An excellent untouched condition rare Luftwaffe cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL WOLFGANG MARTINI LETTER. A signed letter from Luftwaffe General of the Air Signals Group Wolfgang Martini. The letter written in ink was sent to the widow of a Luftwaffe officer under his command. The letter expresses his sympathy at the loss of the officer. The envelope is complete with its original Adolf Hitler stamps attached. Wolfgang Martini was responsible for command of the German radar system. The letter and envelope is accompanied by a facsimile photograph of Wolfgang Martini.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A very fine example of a hand embroidered padded Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle. The gilt to the main body of the eagle is dull, the gilt to the talons of the eagle and the swastika have stayed bright, we can only assume that a different form of embroiderer’s lace was used for the talons and the swastika, the eagle is backed in black silk.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A superb and very rare Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle measuring 8cms in wing width, slight toning to the gilt of the eagle itself and quite commonly the talons of the eagle and the swastika itself has stayed bright.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S CAR PENNANT. The beautiful condition one side only of a Luftwaffe General’s car pennant measuring 43cms x 20cms or 17 inches x 9½ inches. The central cloth is in the standard Luftwaffe blue grey high quality material with the most superb hand embroidered gold Luftwaffe eagle to the centre with a wing span of 18cms or 7¼ inches. The lace to the edge of the pennant is all in gold with a series of swastikas running through the whole length. The pennant has been very attractively laid in a gold and grey card mount, which we presume was at one time framed and which we believe the glass has broken and it is ready for reframing if desired. The last complete Luftwaffe General’s car pennant we sold was £1,500, due to this being one side only, it is priced accordingly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S VISOR CAP EAGLE. An extremely rare heavy bullion gold wire eagle woven on the standard Luftwaffe backing for the Luftwaffe General’s visor cap. Beautiful detail to the body of the eagle. There is a small pin hole through the blue backing cloth where the eagle has been affixed to a collector’s display board by a pin fixing method, this can only be seen when holding eagle up to light.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S WHITE TOP VISOR CAP EAGLE. An ultra rare heavy gold bullion wire woven eagle, hand embroidered on white backing cloth for fitting to the Luftwaffe General’s white top summer cap with removable top. At one stage in its life this eagle would have had a backing plate sewn to it, unfortunately that is missing. On close inspection there appears to be a slight break in the bullion wire between the head of the eagle and the main body, this is only noticeable when slightly bending the eagle, laying flat it is not apparent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GREATCOAT. A superb condition Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted mans greatcoat. All nap of cloth present, no moth damage or staining. Constructed in the standard Luftwaffe double breasted style. Two open waist pockets without flaps. False belt at the back. One long pleat from just below the collar to the very base of the garment and two lower pockets with pocket flaps. The coat is very dark grey blanket lined, one inside pocket with a separately applied manufacturer’s label fully size stamped. Fitted to the greatcoat are a pair of what were originally stitch-in shoulder boards with mid green piping and have had canvas tabs attached for use as slip-on epaulettes. The piping is for the Air Traffic Control section of the Air Force. A single Gefreiter stripe is to the left hand sleeve.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND ASSAULT BADGE. A well constructed example impressed ‘GB’ on the reverse side, the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge. The award has toned to a grey finish overall, with some traces of the silvered finish to the eagle remaining and is complete with its original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE. The most desired example by collectors of the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge being the maker marked ‘R.K’ (Richard Karneth). The eagle is held to the main body of the award by three small delicate rivets. Good finish remaining to the patinated clouds and the lightning bolt and good silvered finish to laurel leaf and the Luftwaffe eagle. Wide tapering pin, it catch and hook assembly all original and intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE. A very good solid construction non maker marked Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge. All of the blue paint to the cloud below the eagle and within the lower field of the lightning bolt is all complete. Silver finish still remaining to the eagle. Slight dullness to the wreath. This is the model with the integrally produced pin catch. Original pin and hook still intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION ENLISTED RANKS CUFF TITLE. A beautifully machine embroidered in silver grey thread lettering on a beautiful blue Luftwaffe backing. On the reverse side is a velvet-like feel to the cuff title. Mint unused from stores.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION NCO’S CUFF TITLE. A magnificent mint unissued condition full length Hermann Goering NCO’s cuff title, beautifully machine embroidered on Luftwaffe blue backing with silver grey Russia braid edging, as stated, mint from stores.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE JUDICIARY OFFICIAL’S COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce pair of collar patches for the Judiciary equivalent of a Luftwaffe Hauptmann. Beautiful bullion silver wire embroidery on Bordeaux red backing cloth. Two minute moth holes to the left hand collar patch, otherwise perfect.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KAPOK LIFE VEST A generally good service worn Kapok Luftwaffe life vest, complete with its original embroidered technical label. Some overall staining to the Kapok sections at the base of the vest. All crotch and waist straps present, all Prym closure studs present, the loops for securing the vest across the chest are all complete unfortunately the wooden toggles that the loops attach to are missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KAPOK LIFE VEST. A good example of the scarce Luftwaffe Kapok life vest, this type of life vest is generally associated with the personnel of multi crewed aircraft. This example has its rubber ink stamped instructions to the upper inner panel. All of its waist and crotch strapping is complete. All wooden toggles securing the front of the life vest together are complete. Some light surface staining and discoloration from the male and female parts of the closing flaps on each shoulder. Excellent for a Luftwaffe display mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KRIM SHIELD. An unissued condition Luftwaffe Krim Shield, the award has toned to a grey on its mint condition Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth with its original paper backing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LEATHER FLYING HELMET. An overall good condition all brown leather sheepskin lined winter flying helmet. One minor scuff to the leather close to the right hand earphone. All male/female closure studs complete, buckles non rusted, complete with its full compliment of throat microphones and its long plug in jack plug. To the interior the sheepskin is good with its original technical label indicating that the maker of the helmet is the Deutsche Telephonwerke with its red ink Luftwaffe acceptance over-stamp and all other technical details clear.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LEATHER FLYING JACKET. A very good example of a privately purchased leather jacket utilised by a Luftwaffe aviator, the jacket is possibly of French manufacture, button cuffs of which both buttons are missing. Some wear to the jacket overall but generally in good condition without any undue repairs or damage. Each zip is marked ‘Éclair’. Heavy duty lining all complete, fitted with Luftwaffe Oberleutnant’s slip-on shoulder boards, which are yellow based and removable Luftwaffe officers breast eagle. Loops to the upper right breast as the jacket is worn for one award. This is the classic jacket seen in many photographs worn by Luftwaffe personnel.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LIFE RAFT OXYGEN BOTTLE. Invariably missing from the life raft, this rare accessory all painted in red with its flieger numbers heavily stamped into the bottle, many other markings, dated ’23.10.43’ complete with opening valve.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good large size NS66 sized shell with the exterior showing at least 60% of its original Luftwaffe blue grey paint with minor rust flooding through the skull. Good clear decal with a single chip to one arm of the swastika decal. Abrasions to the national tri-colour as can be seen on our web images. The helmet is a late 35 model helmet and it is fitted with the model 40 liner. The liner is stamped size ‘58’ in excellent condition complete with its original drawstring and complete with its leather chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good EF62 size shell, to the exterior it retains much of its original very dark blue grey Luftwaffe colour paint. The decal is clear in form with some of the wing detail being slightly obscure and one scratch to the right hand wing tip and the tail of the eagle, otherwise generally good. Complete with its original leather lining, which is soft and supple and original drawstring, leather chinstrap complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A very large size Luftwaffe single decal combat helmet retaining virtually all of its original paint finish, which has darkened over the years. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with one abrasions to the right hand wing tip. The helmet still appears to have mud within the lower outstretched rim, some light rusting showing through in areas which can be seen from our web images. To the interior the skull is stamped ‘NS’ which appears to be ‘66’ the first digit is faint. The interior liner has all its tongues complete, the leather is supple, the stitching at the rear joining the two halves of the liner together has rotted and there is damage to the tips of two tongues. The helmet is with an original leather drawstring and the leather has been blackened overall. The vendor who offered this helmet to us stated he used to play with it as a child after it was brought home from WWII by his father.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. Shell with minor abrasions but good paint finish remaining. Minor abrasions to the Luftwaffe decal as can be seen from our web images, marked ‘CLK’ with the first number of the size stamping obscured into the reverse skirt with a batch number ‘2592’. Complete with its leather liner with superb colour, evidence of minor wear use around the base of the liner, complete with its original drawstring. The remains of hand applied owner’s name to the leather liner with faint traces of the size, which appears to be ‘55’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.43 CAP. A size 57 Luftwaffe M.43 cap. Good nap to the cloth, one moth hole below the side flap, which cannot be seen, one small moth nip on the exterior and a small tear repair on the crown. All complete with its machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey eagle and national cockade below with both Luftwaffe blue grey buttons. The interior has herringbone lining in excellent condition, clearly size stamped.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR Dr KUPFER SIGNITURE Stafel Kapitan of Stuka Geschwader 2. Pen signature on section of paper with a newspaper drawing of Major Dr. Kupfer above. All laid onto its original page from the Hitler Youth members autograph collection book. Kupfer won the Knights Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL NCO SHOULDER BOARD. A very scarce single slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Medical Feldwebel. Blue wool piping with single row of Luftwaffe tress surrounding the board with its wool and canvas slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO FLIGHT SECTION CAP. A rare maker of a Luftwaffe enlisted man/NCO's visor cap with yellow piping for flight units size 56 cm, The form of the cap is superb in the high saddle shape. The crown and upper body of the cap is totally free of any moth damage, moth tracking or staining, moth has attacked the waffenfarbe on all three sections of the cap, however the rarity of the maker of this cap in our opinion supersedes any moth damage. There were two makers of visor caps in the Third Reich period who used ventilation systems, the well known manufacturer Erel is the most commonly encountered with their vented cockade to the front of the cap, the second lesser known company were HTC with their trademark Frischluft, their patented fresh air system consisting of four ventilation holes in the forehead area of a visor cap behind the national cockade. In our opinion this cap has never been worn, however because the sweat band is of the substitute material similar to a stiff paper the sweat band has been torn in one place and is cracked in two others. The waffenfarbe surrounding the crown has only six minor moth nips, more moth has attacked the two lower sections of waffenfarbe, which we have tried our best to show on our web images. There is a slightly more unusual style of chin strap used on this cap. Double ribbed edge peak, which follows the fashion of many Luftwaffe caps. The interior is completely lined in a blue artificial silk. The central celluloid lozenge is all complete with the 'Frischluft' trademark and other wording completely clear. The sweat band has excellent light tan colour with minor storage staining. There is one complete tear in the forehead area and two cracks at each side of the area where the peak is fitted to the cap, this has unfortunately occurred through various handlers of the cap pulling the sweat band down to view the interior. Fortunately most of the moth damage is around the rear of the cap, visually from the front there is very little moth damage in evidence. The insignia all matching, one piece aluminium single stamped eagle with matching cockade. A rare visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO’S MINT SHOULDER BOARDS. A absolutely mint unissued pair of slip-on flight section of paratrooper NCO’s shoulder boards. Beautiful thick nap to the centre of each board, trimmed in Luftwaffe silver tress with yellow wool piping. Each board has its slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NIGHT FIGHTER FLIGHT BAR. Of the series of flight bars of the Luftwaffe the Night Fighter bars are the most difficult to obtain, this example of the short range Night Fighter clasp by Rudolf Karneth retaining all of its original silvered finish with the black finish to the wreath distinct with slight rubbing to the high spots. Identical in construction to the example shown on page 192 of Flight Clasps of the Luftwaffe by Stephen Thomas Previtera. We firmly believe this example to have been recovered from a crash site as the clasp is slightly distorted. Wide tapering pin to the reverse side. The letters ‘R.K.’ in raised relief on the reverse side.
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 OBERST’S INSIGNIA. A beautiful matched set of service used of a Luftwaffe Flight Oberst. Yellow based shoulder boards with slip-on tabs, good silver bullion weave with all gilt remaining to all four of the complete matching rank pips, accompanied by the beautifully bullion silver wire woven collar patches with matching yellow wool base with surrounding silver twisted cord. Some minor fraying to the edges of one of the collar patches. A superb set.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OBSERVER BADGE. A mid war period construction Observer Badge in zinc. Maker marked on the reverse side ‘P.Meybauer, Berlin’. Although in zinc the quality is good, the award has turned to a grey matching finish overall, complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BERGMUTZE. A rare piece of Luftwaffe headdress being the Luftwaffe officers bergmutze constructed in standard high quality Luftwaffe blue grey uniform cloth, extremely soft material, complete with silver cording to the crown, a beautiful short winged Luftwaffe officers eagle with enlisted ranks cockade fitted. Standard short peak for the bergmutze, lined in Luftwaffe blue grey silk which is RB numbered and stamped size ‘57’. Evidence of wear use to the grey sweat band, which as virtually with all M.43 caps is in the forehead area only. A beautiful cap. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A very nice early hand embroidered droop tailed eagle Luftwaffe officers breast eagle. Evidence of wear where affixed to a tunic with stitches still remaining. Excellent weave quality with highlighted tops of wings and swastika and talons of the eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS CAP EAGLE, MINT UNISSUED. An absolutely mint unissued beautifully hand embroidered Luftwaffe officers cap eagle in silver bright bullion on its ribbed Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, still with its original price tag attached.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS CAP. A very well service used Luftwaffe officers visor cap, size unmarked but probably size 56. Good jaunty shape, has seen much service, no moth damage to the upper body, waffenfarbe generally good with the lower line of silver waffenfarbe around the base of the mohair band shredded in places and oxidised through wear. An exact matching set of slightly oxidised Luftwaffe officers eagle and national cockade, standard officers cap cords. The leather front trim normally found around the front of Luftwaffe officers caps has disappeared, again through wear. To the interior the leather sweatband is complete but darkened through usage. The blue silk lining is complete again showing signs of wear and staining. The centre celluloid lozenge is complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS FLIEGERBLUSE UNIFORM. A very good Luftwaffe fliegerbluse uniform of exact matching material between the breeches and the tunic. Medium size overall. Standard Luftwaffe blue grey cloth. The insignia fitted is for a Luftwaffe Flight Major. Stitch-in bullion yellow wool based shoulder boards with matching yellow based bullion embroidered collar patches. Standard silver waffenfarbe to the edge of the collar. An early droop tailed bullion wire breast eagle, which has two strands missing. To the upper left breast are three loops for a medium size medal ribbon bar and to the lower left breast loops for three awards. Standard configuration of two scalloped pockets without flaps. Four button fly front of which one button is unfortunately missing. There are minor repairs from moth damage with one moth hole on the rear panel still visible. Herringbone twill Luftwaffe blue grey lining material. The breeches, which have been constructed from the same bolt of cloth has identical weave and have two angled front pockets that are closed with zeltbahn style buttons. The waist has been tailored to accept a waist belt with additional loops with the rear of the breech in the left seat area there are three moth holes. A super matching flight blouse uniform to a Luftwaffe Flight Major.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS PRESENTATION SWORD. A rare Luftwaffe officer's sword with presentation blade. A standard aluminium fitted sword, very fine 71cm length blade, maker marked Weyersburg of Solingen. The face of the blade has a 26cm length central panel finely etched with floriated patterns and having 3 central scrolls, which read Fur Gute Leistungen im Schiesjahr 1939 der RDL. A close translation of which is for good service in part of the year 1939 from the RDL. Unfortunately we have not been able to identify what the letters RDL are for. The leather to both the scabbard and grip are excellent with 2 minor abrasions to the grip leather and the brushed aluminium finish to all the other fittings are very good with a slight loss of gilt to the upper large mobile Swastika on both the front and rear of the pommel.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SOLDBUCH. Any soldbuchs to the Luftwaffe officers are scarce, this excellent condition example, the blue front cover has been punch-holed for filing, the internal pass photograph shows the recipient who was a signals officer wearing Luftwaffe uniform, upper bust, hatless. Annotations in the soldbuch up to and including May 1941.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD. An extremely good and untouched condition 72cm long blade Luftwaffe officers sword. The blade is excellent and bright, marked ‘Eickhorn’ with the Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. All of the fittings are in the heavy nickel and have never been cleaned. The leather to the grip is excellent with all grip wire intact. The leather to the scabbard is good with minor scuffs, complete with its leather hanging strap to the double rings. All metal heavy nickel fittings excellent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. An extremely good double Erel marked size 56 or 57 Luftwaffe officers visor cap, the main body is constructed in the highest quality Luftwaffe blue grey Melton type material. Silver piping surrounding the crown, the upper and lower sections of the mohair centre band. There is a complete absence of any moth damage either holes or tracking in any part of this cap. A beautiful matched set of heavy bullion wire Luftwaffe eagle and national cockade. Standard set of silver cap cords with pebbled side buttons. Front peak of the more commonly encountered double ribbed peak with green cross-hatched interior. The sweatband is of the mid tan variety with the Erel trademark impressed into the leather. The remainder of the interior lining in gold silk with a virtually complete centre celluloid lozenge with a slight bit of damage to the celluloid in the lower right hand corner. Beneath the lozenge is the complete ‘Verkaufsabteilung Der Luftwaffe Berlin SW68’ marking. All of the gilding to the lettering has disappeared but the lettering is still absolutely clear and visible. A beautiful hat.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A magnificent example of a mid to late war constructed Luftwaffe officers visor cap. The cap is in unworn condition, large size ‘58’ with size label still attached to the sweatband. All nap of cloth absolutely thick and superb. Silver wire waffenfarbe to the upper crown plus the upper and lower sections of the mohair centre band. A beautiful matching set of Luftwaffe eagle and national cockade with standard silver cap cords fitted and matching side buttons. The peak is of the non extra ribbed variety conversant with a mid to late war construction period and is constructed from fibre. The interior sweatband is beautiful white grained leather with Luftwaffe blue grey silk lining with a complete celluloid centre lozenge with the lettering faint stamped to the silk ‘Verkaufs-Abteilung Der Luftwaffe, Berlin SW68’ with the original paper size ticket still attached. At the very rear of the cap is a 1 cm section of the bamboo strengthener, which is protruding out from the silver waffenfarbe. A beautiful saddle shaped cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS WHITE TOP VISOR CAP. An absolutely superb condition size 55½ white top Luftwaffe officers visor cap. This cap is comparable to a virtually mint blue top visor cap we recently sold. White top excellent with just slight age colour toning to the rear overhang area, complete with its removable white top to which is attached its removable very high quality hand embroidered Luftwaffe cap eagle on white backing material. Standard mohair band with matching high quality hand embroidered cap cockade. Standard officers cap cords with twin pebbled side buttons. Peak with the commonly encountered double ribbed edge. The visor is green to the interior and the cap is double ‘Erel’ marked. Mid tan leather sweatband, which shows evidence of minor wear use in the forehead area. The whole interior is white/cream silk lined, the sweatband is ‘Erel’ marked, the cap retains its centre celluloid lozenge to which its size ticket is still attached. All of the gold blocking under the centre lozenge is complete and reads ‘VERKAUFS-ABTEILUNG DER LUFTWAFFE BERLIN SW66’ with the ‘Erel Sonderklass’ on a side mounted lozenge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good example, unused, of the machine embroidered Luftwaffe Paratrooper Qualification badge. Yellow embroidered diving eagle with a silver grey wreath on Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Some of the original paper backing is still attached.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good unused example, high quality machine embroidered Luftwaffe paratrooper type eagle with silver grey wreath. To the reverse side adhesive tape where this has been adhered to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE. A fine early construction example of a non maker marked Luftwaffe Paratrooper badge. All of the gilt remaining to the diving eagle, the patinated dark grey to black finish to the surrounding oak and laurel leaf wreath is complete with slight rubbing to the high points of some of the leaves. All of the finish remaining on the reverse side. Two delicate domed rivets. The award is all complete with its original vertical needle pin, hook and catch system.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE. A very high quality non maker marked example of the highly desirable Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge. Grey finish overall to the laurel and oak leaf wreath. Virtually all of the gilt to the high quality and very detailed diving eagle. Thick needle pin all complete with its original pin and catch system. Two small domed rivets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER GROUPING. Three documents and two photographs of Leutnant Erich Hofmann. The first document is in large format measuring 25 x 35cms being a promotion document from Leutnant Der Luftwaffe to Oberleutnant dated ‘1st November 1941’ with facsimile signature of Hermann Goring. The second document being the identical size promotion document from Oberfahrinch on the 1st August 1939 to Leutnant with original signature of Commander in Chief for the Armed Forces Von Brauchitsch. Both documents are of the double sheet central folded type. The third document is A4 size to Leutnant Erich Hofmann 5./Sturm-Regiment award for the Iron Cross 2nd Class on the 11th November 1941 with a facsimile signature of an unidentified General Major and Divisional Commander. Slight age foxing with rust mark from paper clip to the top left hand corner with Flieger Division rubber stamp to the lower left hand side. Accompanying the documents is one absolutely stunning studio photograph of Arich Hofmann, three quarter bust, seated, wearing his Luftwaffe officers cap and full uniform, sporting his Hitler Youth membership badge, Luftwaffe Paratrooper Qualification badge and Reichs Sports Badge holding his 2nd pattern Luftwaffe dagger. The photograph itself measures 17cms x 22cms in a card mount, which measures 33 x 24cms. Accompanying this is a smaller format photograph also studio showing Hofmann wearing his Luftwaffe officers cap with a leather coat having the collar turned up. The photo is 15 x 11cms in larger card mount for framing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER SMOCK, CONVERTED. A fine battle worn service item being the splinter pattern heavy canvas weight Luftwaffe paratrooper smock, which has had the tails clipped short with a squared off base to the jacket. The pistol holster has been removed from the rear, otherwise the configuration of the rare paratrooper smock is still in its original form. Two angled shoulder pockets with Rapid metal zips and the original leather zip pullers with the identical Rapid zips in a horizontal form to the lower pockets with their original flaps. All correct Luftwaffe blue grey buttons fitted. Some fading overall. Some minor field repairs with the closure studs for the lower sleeves missing. Primarily the smock has been converted into a Luftwaffe Field Division smock. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER BADGE IN CLOTH. Beautiful grey and yellow embroidery on Luftwaffe blue grey backing wool.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER’S BADGE. A good example of this scarce early badge, manufactured by JMME. All the original silvering to the wonderfully constructed flying eagle, the only traces of the original gilt to the oak and laurel leaf wreath are to the right hand side as the award is viewed. On the reverse side the typical JMME pin and hook construction with two delicate domed rivets with the maker’s mark impressed to the reverse of the flying eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S BADGE IN CLOTH. A mint unissued example of the machine embroidered light grey, dark grey on Luftwaffe blue grey Pilot's Badge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE BY 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 PRE WAR ALBUM. A standard format album measuring 32 cm x 23 cm, interesting art deco artwork to the cover, which is inscribed ‘In Memory of my 2 year service time 1935 to 37. On opening the front page there is a résumé of what the owner of the album achieved in his two years pre war service with the Luftwaffe 1st Flak Regiment. The album contains 55 original images and approximately 10 other images, which could be bought as sets. The album shows obviously training during the pre war period in the winter of 35 to 36 with good images of 88mm flak guns, the guns themselves being towed by the large half track prime movers. Night firing exercises in May 1936. Photographs of colleagues. The winter of 36 in East Prussia with unusual vehicles. Training on the Ost See coast. The album is an absolutely superb example of the type of artwork that we have seen for many years in German albums and it is more for the quality of the artwork than the interest of the images that this album can be appreciated.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PRESENTATION TRAY. An impressive white metal tray rectangular in dished form measuring 31cms x 25cms with four ball feet. To the centre of the tray is engraved a Luftwaffe early drooped tail eagle 4cms long with a swastika surrounded by a cogwheel indicating this may be an engineering section with a further engraving ‘1st prize Christmas 1939 Kegel Kameradschaft Luftpark Juterborg’ with below an inverted triangle with seagull and the lettering ‘LD’. An attractive Luftwaffe item.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE BY DEUMER. A good Radio Operator/Air Gunner badge, the finish is dull overall. Mid to late war production but fully maker stamped to the reverse ‘Deumer’. To flat rivets at the reverse side with its original pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE. A very fine condition Luftwaffe Radio Operator/Air Gunner’s badge, totally unmarked but possibly by Steinhauer & Luck. The majority of the silvered finish remaining to the laurel and oak leaf wreath with highlighted swastika. Dark patinated chemical finish to the diving eagle. Thick needle pin. Two semi domed rivets to the reverse side with original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT BAR IN SILVER. A toned Osang Dresden made Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Flight Bar. The silvered finish toned overall, all the chemically blackened finish to the eagle’s head is good and complete. Stamped ‘Osang, Dresden’ on the reverse side, complete with its original wide tapering pin and original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SCHWIMMVEST. This is a later production model of the 2nd type bladder vest that had a simplified skeletal back strap arrangement, the later production is shown by the following details:- printed directly by stamping instruction and makers label to the reverse interior as well as zinc plated steel closure fittings. The original oxygen bottle is in place with its Bakelite hand cap. The original mouth inflation tube is present and although a little stiff still has suppleness and should not crack. The original Bakelite mouthpiece is still intact. All straps are present. The item is grubby from service use and storage. The rear tie belt at some time has been repaired, this repair could be of depot level and is very well executed using an almost identical weave strap to the rear.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHEEPSKIN WINTER HAT.. A good example of the Luftwaffe suede and sheepskin winter hat, large size. Some age discoloration, the sheepskin in complete, slight staining to the white leather peak, complete with its grey on dark blue Luftwaffe cap insignia with national roundel below.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 SINGLE DECAL M.40 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A very unusual camouflage finish to an M.40 shell, which is fitted with an M.36 liner. Shell stamped ‘SE64’ with traces of the original owner’s name and rank as a Stabsgefreiter in the inner rear skirt. The camouflage pattern is of broad sections of green and dark maroon over the original Luftwaffe blue/grey. Our web images can show the pattern clearly and the remains of the paint finish. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with some abrasions. The front left hand liner retaining rivet is missing. It is complete with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked, the liner having good colour, stamped size ‘56’ with slight rodent gnaw to the main body of the liner with original drawstring. We can only imagine that the liner of course being of the earlier pattern was retro fitted through a forces ordnance works. Superb camouflage, some light rusting coming through the shell as again can be seen through our web images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE ZIP FLYING BOOTS. A pair of Luftwaffe flying boots, single zip style, which have been resoled with straight flat soles. The leather section of the foot part of both boots are in superb condition with just minor scratches to the toe area. The black suede upper leg also good with slight service wear. It would appear that the zip on the left hand boot has been replaced. The strapping arrangement for the upper leg and lower foot sections are all complete. These are the electrically heated boots still with their technical label to the interior of both boots and the electrical connection points.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE ZIP FLYING BOOTS. A slightly mismatched pair of the single zip leather and blue/black suede flying boots. One boot has the leather sole and the other a rubber sole. Only a very minor difference in the size. One zip is marked ‘RiRi’ the other marked with ‘ZIPP’. The configuration of the boots are identical with the lower straps and the upper calf straps. The leather and suede is in excellent condition and not torn but to the left hand boot one male section of the closing system as the upper strap missing. The sheepskin lining is all complete to both boots and an absolutely colour match from the exterior.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD, YELLOW PIPED. A complete slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe NCO. Yellow wool piped. Originally there was one rank pip fitted to the board, which is now missing. Correct Luftwaffe tress fitted. The tab is complete and lined with the Luftwaffe blue grey uniform lining cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A rare pair of the trousers known in English as The Oxford Bags, this style of trouser was very fashionable prior to WWII and many images can be seen of Luftwaffe officers wearing this style of trouser with their tunics. Excellent condition overall, one area of small moth in the crotch, one nick to the upper thigh and one to the lower right leg. Overall excellent condition, slight wear and the slanted pocket apertures and some indication of light staining and service wear to the knee area. One buttoned back pocket, loops for a narrow belt and unusually a D ring dagger hanger attached to the waist band of the trouser. All the buttons are Stuttgart marked and complete with a watch fixture ring and small angled ticket pocket to the upper thigh.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SUMMER FLYING SUIT. An excellent used two-piece flying outfit officially termed Channel Suit Summer weight, Continental or Mediterranean pattern, these were certainly worn in the European theatre of operation as well as the Mediterranean and are produced from the typical grey fleck material. The jacket is an above average example of this stylist and practical garment with just light surface staining, a little russet rust to press studs. The zip leather puller is still in place, it would appear that the zip has had a little re-tacking, however the overall appearance is very presentable and tidy. The original tightening buckles remain to the interior. The Luftwaffe eagle is a woollen backed type which has been hand tacked in place upon the breast. The sleeve linings are of Luftwaffe blue Rayon material. There is a little damage to one or two of the glass cuff buttons however these could easily be replaced. Complimenting the jacket is an excellent pair of trousers in the same material with usual areas of staining and one or two small nicks above the inner calves through service wear, these have been repaired at the time and do not affect the overall appearance, if anything adding to the combat flyer appearance. All zips are the white plastic RiRi type to the pockets and legs. The lead inner calf closures are the metal Rapid type all having their leather pullers. To the interior the pockets have various spacers and loops for flare cartridges etc., The flare pistol holster has been removed. The tightening buckles are still in place to the outer waist band as are the blue glass buttons. There is a good olive RB numbered type stamp and a size of '2B' making this a good mannequin sized set. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SUMMER FLYING TROUSERS FROM TWO PIECE SUIT. An excellent pair of the salt and pepper cloth type trousers in the channel hose format with large outer thigh pockets, these are the trouser part of the two piece summer flying suit. The trousers have seen good service wear however remain excellent throughout with all zips functioning. There is light dirt to the outer surface, which is totally consummate with combat flying use. The zip pullers are present and the inner pockets have their various straps and holders for various items of survival equipment. All press studs are present and are working correctly. A rare set of trousers.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SUMMER NETTING FLYING HELMET. A beautiful mixture of the light and dark brown colours to this scarce summer helmet. The netting, which is invariably torn or broken is untouched on this undamaged example, without any scratching to the contrasting mid tan leather earpieces, which contain the headphones. All other strapping is complete however the twin screws on the side post for the attachment of the oxygen mask clips are missing and also the long electrical lead and jack plug. Both throat microphones are fitted to the throat strap with reconstruction needed to re-attach one of the leather throat microphone straps to the main body of the helmet. A small label to the interior marked ‘B.425258’ this possibly maybe the indication of usage with an East European Air Force after WWII as many captured Luftwaffe items were.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SURVIVAL MACHETE. A superb example of a Luftwaffe aircraft survival pack machete. The machete came with two types of blades, a standard type of machete with plain back edge and a much rarer saw back variety, this is the rarer saw back variety. Excellent blade, some evidence of cleaning visible but no abusing or misshaping having its full Alcoso logo visible being the weighting scales with ‘AWS’ plus ‘Alcoso’ in script with ‘Solingen’ below. Some traces of surface rust at the point where the blade fits into its chemically blackened S shaped cross guard with the remainder of the hilt having this blackened finish. Wood grips excellent and undamaged with all of their grooves non-abused. All fitted into its beautifully blued flat wide scabbard that does have surface spot rusting coming through from the steel below and complete with its again rare olive drab webbing frog.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL FLIGHT SECTION SHOULDER BOARD. A well service used single shoulder board for a Luftwaffe tropical shirt. Yellow silk waffenfarbe with Luftwaffe tress surrounding the board indicating an NCO rank. Slip-on tab complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A superb example of a long sleeve Luftwaffe tropical shirt with two upper breast pockets both with pleats. This is the pullover type with four button front closure. Unworn condition. Size stamped to the larger inner collar area.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT WITH SHOULDER BOARDS. A good size Luftwaffe tropical short sleeve shirt, two upper breast pockets with pleats, full front opening, complete with a set of Luftwaffe slip-on Signals section shoulder boards, to which the material matches exactly the shade of the shirt. Stitches to shirt visible where Luftwaffe triangular breast eagle was previously fitted.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TWO-PIECE BUCKLE. An unusual two-piece constructed Luftwaffe enlisted mans buckle, still with much original grey finish. The oval Luftwaffe circlet placed on the rectangular base is held down with four folded tabs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 FLIGHT COLLAR PATCHES. A set of golden yellow based collar patches with one aluminium seagull attached for a Luftwaffe Unteroffizier. Stitches remain to the edges where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE UNTEROFFIZIER SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Flight Unteroffizier. Yellow silk piped. Completely surrounded with the correct Luftwaffe uniform tress. Originally there were two rank pips, one is missing. Complete with its slip-on tab, which is lined with the Luftwaffe grey blue uniform lining cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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. A highly unusual item of Third Reich headdress being a totally dedicated Luftwaffe winter hat. The exterior is in Luftwaffe blue grey material, brown sheepskin earflaps and peak, blue grey material totally moth free. To the interior multi quilted lined with the original maker’s label of one of the two companies that made the Panzer beret for the Armoured Forces G.A.Hoffmann of Berlin. Clearly dated ‘1942’ and size stamped ‘62’. Obvious service wear use to the interior. The canvas tab that holds the hat to the wearer’s neck when the earflaps are turned down is all complete but its securing button is missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good enlisted ranks machine embroidered version of the Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge. Excellent condition, unused.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE IN CLOTH. A non padded example of the Luftwaffe Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, machine embroidered light grey wreath with a dark grey central motif of the Luftwaffe diving eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE. A magnificent quality badge by JMME & Sohn Berlin. The quality of this badge can only be appreciated in the hand, the depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath and the fine quality nearly 3 dimensional image with the diving eagle clutching the lightning bolts is superb. Impressed to the reverse side ‘JMME.u.Sohn, Berlin’, complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WRIST COMPASS. An excellent condition fully operable wrist compass with its leather strap. Complete water filled. Marked on the Bakelite reverse side with all relevant technical data with its Luftwaffe 'FL' number. There is a slight crack to the body but the water filling has not leaked.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWCHUTZ MEDAL 2ND CLASS. A good detailed strike of the Luftschutz medal 2nd class with its original grey finish intact overall. Complete with its short section of lilic, red, white and black ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LUGER PO8 PISTOL HOLSTER. A very good hard shell holster in army closure configuration for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol. All stitching good and strong. Good form. Closure buckle excellent, complete with both original belt loops on the reverse side with the stitching to the loops very strong. Heavily stamped ‘PO8’ faintly marked with eagle and swastika acceptance stamp plus ‘BDQ 41’ date and maker.
GERMAN WWII LUGER PO8 SEMI AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER. A good hard shell holster for the Luger PO8 with the army closure system. Strap and buckle in good order with strong stitching. Original stripping tool intact, which is slightly rusty. Both original belt loops fitted to the reverse side with good strong stitching. Very heavily stamped ‘PO8’ Clearly maker coded ‘DTV 41’ with very clear waffen amt stamp. One hole to the lower section of the spare magazine apeture.
GERMAN WWII M.16 SINGLE DECAL RE-ISSUE HELMET. A super untouched example of the M.16 helmet that has been re-issued to M.40 standards. The helmet to the exterior approximately 75% of the slightly roughened slate grey finish with excellent clear single decal, which is 90% complete with a good swastika and much graphic detail remaining. The exterior is completely free of any wax, oil or any treatment whatsoever. The interior of the helmet is in a similar state with some flaking to the original slate grey paint to the inner skirt of the helmet. The original M.31 type liner with 2nd type reinforced edging is present as is the chinstrap. The original rivets are all present and the helmet has no crimping whatsoever to the rear split pins. The liner is dusty from storage. The chinstrap is the early type with aluminium buckle and is uncut and complete. This is a completely untouched example of this helmet. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.34 FUR BACK PACK. A very good example of a 1942 dated model 34 fur back pack. All of the fur is present, these are very susceptible to moth damage, clearly dated and maker marked ‘1942’ on the leather at the rear, complete with all of its painted metal fittings, which retain all the paint and all of the stitched leather, which is still supple and has all of its white stitching visible.
GERMAN WWII M.36 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A very good size M.36 enlisted mans combat tunic, which has had restoration and repair and is priced accordingly. The main body is good with virtually all the nap of the cloth intact. A light peppering of moth holes across the central back panel with minor peppering to the rear of the upper left sleeve and on the shoulder of the right hand sleeve, also to the front right hand bellows pocket. Standard five button configuration with four patch pockets all with pleats. Standard dark green collar, which has had a stitched field repair, and no backing material to the collar, Fitted with the mid war universal mouse grey and grey collar patches. The Bevo eagle is machine stitched but obviously has been replaced as it has been stitched completely through the outer material and the inner lining. A pair of aluminium belt hooks are fitted. Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. A four section medal ribbon bar. The slip-on shoulder boards, infantry white piped are replacements. Standard interior grey cotton lining, profusely size stamped with the issue depot of ‘B’ for Berlin, dated ‘1937’ with a clear manufacturer’s ink stamp upon the bandage pocket. This item is what we would call a bargain basement M.36 tunic and is priced accordingly. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good stored condition Q64 single decal combat helmet retaining at least 55% of its original paint finish, only faint traces of its army single decal visible as can be seen by our web images. This is an early M.40 helmet indicated by the dark apple green finish remaining to the interior skirt. The leather liner is superb. The interior liner all complete, still retaining some good medium tan colour. The liner tongues all intact and the liner itself is firm and supple. The helmet is also complete with its dried leather chinstrap, which is complete. This is a classic storage find helmet.
GERMAN WWII M.42 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A highly interesting camouflage M.42 combat helmet, over-painted in heavy brush strokes with sand beneath the paint in a brown, green and light grey pattern, which can clearly be seen on our web images. The helmet had previously been painted in a light tan of which the complete lower interior skirt is shown in this light tan colour. The interior bowl is in its original field grey, complete with its original liner band, excellent condition light tan liner, all of the tongues present, complete with the original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII M.42 RAW EDGE COMBAT HELMET. An excellent totally original CLK marked shell fitted with one of the best reproduction liners we have seen and a good reproduction chinstrap. Liner size stamped ‘57’. An ideal helmet for re-enacting or for the display of a helmet cover or net.
GERMAN WWII M.42 TAN AND WATER PARATROOPER JUMP SMOCK. The 1942 model jump smock was a development of the German Fallschirmjager parachuting garment, it has open legs and replaced the previous step in type smock. The obvious shortcomings of the step in smock whilst being used by the combat soldier were a constant problem, this smock represents the type of smock worn from 43 until the end of the war. The fabric is the duck type water repellent material with the light brown inner. The sumpfmunster type camouflage pattern came in various styles, this particular style is the soft edged type. The smock itself is classic from approximately 44. There is a clear RB number to the interior as well as size details. The white Riri zips are present and have their leather pullers. The glass blue Luftwaffe buttons are to the front. To the rear is the flare pistol holster arrangement. There is the small tab to the side for adjusting to the waist. There is the small tab to the lower left hand side to accommodate the bayonet scabbard. There is a small hook to the collar closure. Unfortunately there is one downside to this smock, however it is of historical importance, approximately one-third of the smock on the lower left hand side has been burnt away, this has risen half way through the lower pocket, however the zip and flap remain in place. We have left the smock as is, careful restoration may prove fruitful, but we believe this is an interesting historical garment in itself. The garment was purchased in Germany recently by us by one of the people who regularly finds items of interesting militaria for us. This item was found near Iserlohn, this was in the Ruhr pocket and this area capitulated on the 15th April 1945. There was extremely heavy fighting in this area and some research has shown us that they fought against the 99th American Infantry Division. Interestingly in the book Green Devils by History & Collection, there is a passage that reads 'written by a German soldier how he took civilian cloths and presumably disposed of his uniform and escaped dressed as a postman'. Many of the Fallschirmjager troops in this pocket were related to the Fallschirmjager school that was in this large German town, the Fallschirmjager school had many branches including Fallschirm Artillery. The actual place the smock was found is in a small area known as Barendorf, unfortunately we know no further details so one can only speculate to the exact history of this smock, however this area did come under serious bombardment, many Fallschirmjager units were surrounded and many escaped to carry on the fight. A highly interesting and historical smock. There appears to be no sign that there was ever an eagle sewn into the smock's upper left breast.
GERMAN WWII M.42/43 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A good service used untouched condition medium size M.42/43 army infantry nco's combat tunic. Standard configuration, six button closed front, four patch pockets all without pleats, adjustable cuffs, one small rear vent. The nap overall to the tunic is worn, the only places where the nap has not been worn away is underneath the pocket flaps and the closure area close to the buttonholes, also underneath the shoulder boards and collar area, indicating a much used combat tunic. No moth also no field repairs, interestingly with many well used field items of this period. The white stitching overall to the tunic is accentuated and stands out proudly against the field grey green of the tunic itself. The insignia fitted comprise a set of silk white piped infantry nco's shoulder boards with the central colour very close matching to the tunic itself, fitted with nco's tress, the collar patches are the universal grey on grey Bevo woven style stitched directly to the tunic collar, which are heavily worn, the eagle is a grey on green Bevo woven enlisted ranks eagle, all zigzag machine stitched to the tunic body, a portion of Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to which the nap of the cloth below is still visible. All the buttons are original to the tunic with original sewing. To the interior there are faint remains of RB numbers and size stamps. Fully grey artificial silk lined with some stress points to the lining but not damaged. The buttonholes are much used and frayed. The tunic still has its pressed card buttons to the interior of the collar for fitting of the protective inner collar. This is a very good untouched combat worn tunic and would look superb with an M.43 cap and trousers of the same age and wear with all of the white stitching again showing.
GERMAN WWII M.44 COMBAT TROUSERS. During the course of the Wehrmacht there were at least 4 different patterns of standard long combat trousers, without any doubt the M.44 earth brown trousers are the rarest. We cannot even remember the last time we had a set of these trousers. This magnificent pair are for a short wearer, are free of moth damage, the nap is thin in places, no patches, all constructed in the correct configuration for M.44 trousers. Complete with their original wide web waist belt. RB numbered, size stamped and depot stamped ‘H44’. Inside leg size of 66 cms. To match these with an earth brown M.44 blouse would make a superb late war mannequin.
GERMAN WWII M40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. An extremely reasonably priced large sized M40 single decal army helmet. Very faintly marked ‘ET66’ to the inside skirt. The exterior has a secondary paint finish applied of apple green with the remains of the army decal, which can be seen on our web images. Some abrasions, white paint mark to the reverse side, only the remains of the liner intact, which can also be seen on our web images. Standard zinc liner with rounded edged buckle clips.
GERMAN WWII M42 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good army single decal large size combat helmet, the exterior shell has some degree of corrosion but retains much of its original paint finish. The decal, as can be seen from our web images, is good with minor chipping. Untouched rivets. The liner is in excellent condition with just one tongue split, clearly marked size ‘57’. The remains of the strap complete and with faint traces of the original owner’s name painted in white into the rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII MACHIEN EMBROIDERED ON WOOL EDELWEISS ARM BADGE. The circular beautifully machine embroidered arm badge in white, yellow and green worn on the sleeve of German mountain troopers. A small amount of glue on the reverse side where previously attached to a collector’s display board.
GERMAN WWII MALE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE WEHRMACHT BADGE. The 22mm circumference lapel pin badge for male civilian employees of the Wehrmacht. Maker marked on the reverse side. Some slight oxidisation to the head of the eagle and the centre body otherwise good bronzed finish remaining. Solid construction, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII MAUSER K98 BAYONET. A superb condition Mauser K98 bayonet, matching numbers to both scabbard and blade. The blade is excellent with all original blued finish remaining. Blueing evident to the face side of the upper pommel with slight rusting to the reverse side. Plastic grips, the blade is marked ’42 FNJ’ with the number ‘5815’. Matching ‘5815’ to the scabbard. The scabbard has much original blueing, one minor indentation, complete with its leather frog. Bakelite grip. Waffen amt stamped to the reverse side of the top pommel close to the rust spots, which could be removed, is desired. Good white stitching visible to the frog construction.
GERMAN WWII MAUTHAUSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP WORK PASS, POST WAR. A very scarce section of paper measuring 100mm x 80mm, headed 'MAUTHAUSEN' dated '19th June 1946' printed in English 'Work Service Men are leaving camp necessary work at' (and then filled in by hand. These were issued by the U.S.Forces.
GERMAN WWII MAUTHAUSEN IDENTITY DISC. A rare single splittable identity disc for a Mauthausen camp guard. Some minor corrosion close to the double holes for string suspension. Some corrosion is slightly polished out but revealing ‘Guard No.603’ marked ‘WAFFEN SS SS-T.STUBA KL.MAUTHAUSEN’.
GERMAN WWII MEDIC'S TORNISTER. A used but good condition WWII Medic's tornister in green canvas with original Medic's red cross attached. These sort after Medic versions of the back pack are often found in tan coloured canvas and the green version is a rare find. All leather fittings are good and supple, the maker stamp is dated 1937. A sort after item of German WWII field Gear, widely used by Paratroopers and Infantry troops.
GERMAN WWII MEDICS RUCK SACK. A late war Medics ruck sack with the Medic red cross removed from the outer fur cover. Contructed in the late war light coloured tan canva,s with red selvage lines visible upon the cloth. When viewing inside the flap pocket the remians of the stitcing holes are present where the Medics red cross has been removed. The lower connecting buckles have also been removed from the ruck sack.
GERMAN WWII MG13 SHOULDER CARRYING MAGAZINES AND POUCHES. A good clean set of 8 25 round magazines for the MG13 light machine gun. The magazines are fitted into the heavy web canvas and brown leather aged pouches, which are carried around the neck on a neck supporting leather and canvas strap. Each magazine is ‘1938’ dated and waffen amt stamped. The MG13 was introduced into German Reichswehr service in 1930 where it served as a standard light machine gun until superseded by the faster firing mocel MG34 and then the MG42. It was officially withdrawn from service in 1934, most of the guns were sold to Portugal, the MG13 guns that were not sold were placed into storage and these later saw use in late WWII by 2nd line German units, it was a very high quality machine gun.
GERMAN WWII MG15 MAGAZINE POUCH SET. A pair of neck carried webbing and leather magazine pouches for the MG15 used by many Waffen SS units in the early war period. WA acceptance stamped with large eagle and swastika to the inside of one of the lids. Some service wear. Complete with its neck carrying strap.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 50 ROUND DRUM. A repainted in ordnance tan 50 round drum magazine for the MG34/42. Completely unmarked.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 ANTI AIRCRAFT EXTENSION LEG. A rare original Third Reich period anti aircraft extension leg for fitting to the post on the front of the MG34/42 Lafette mount. Faint traces of its original ordnance tan paint remaining. The sprung loaded fitting is still working correctly. Some minor surface corrosion, however a rare accessory.
GERMAN WWII MG34/42 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 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 MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD. Excellent enamels, good gilt remaining complete with full length ribbon.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER’S CROSS IN BRONZE, MINT. A mint unissued condition Mother’s Cross in bronze, complete with its ribbon, marked ‘16th December 1938’ at the reverse side. A flaw in the construction shows a small section of enamel missing from the upper blue arm of the cross.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER’S CROSS IN GOLD, CASED. A beautiful example of the gold version of the Mother’s Cross in its fitted case. All gilt mint, totally undamaged enamel, full length ribbon. The upper inner silk to the lid is marked ‘Deumer’. Good gilt to the outline of the Mother’s Cross to the front of the blue box.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER’S CROSS IN GOLD. An absolutely mint unissued condition Mothers Cross in gold, mint bright gilt, superb blue and white enamel. Signed on the reverse side ‘16th December 1938’ with facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler with the long section of blue and white ribbon still wrapped in its original wrapping paper.
GERMAN WWII MOTORISED GENDARMERIE CUFF TITLE. A service worn NCO’s version of the police motorised Gendarmerie cuff title. This has been affixed to a tunic, stitches still remain, nap of cloth thin and some moth damage as can be seen on our web images. The lettering ‘Motorised Gendarmerie’ in NC O silver weave.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN 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 CLIMBING BOOTS. An incredibly rare piece of German mountain troopers equipment being the canvas, leather and rope soled climbing shoes, these shoes, which appear to be ankle boots, were carried in a separate bag within the mountain troopers rucksack and were worn when having to climb rock faces, the heavy metal cleat type ski boots not being suitable for such an operation. These are in excellent condition, brown leather toe and heel sections with all leather trimmings, canvas upper part with roped construction straight soles.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS FOOD BAG WITH NON COLOURED CORNERS. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with non coloured corners, undated.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A superb condition high quality manufacture mountain trooper officers peaked visor cap, although non sized, upon test it would appear to be 59 or 60. Beautiful Melton soft grey green material to the upper area contrasting superbly with the dark green centre band and the mountain green waffenfarbe to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the green centre band. An exact matching set of national eagle and aluminium cockade. Standard officers cap cords, silvered pebbled side buttons, standard fibre peak. To the interior the wide mid tan leather sweatband shows evidence of minor wear use with the remainder of the inside being lined in a gold satin material with a complete centre celluloid lozenge having a manufacturer’s trademark of ‘Fewegla’ followed by a German style eagle within a circle with the lettering ‘Deutsche Werkarbeit’ with the word in script below ‘Sonderklasse’. One time in the cap’s life there was an orange foam pad behind the forehead area, this has solidified and broken away.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS RUCKSACK. A magnificent condition mountain troopers rucksack having the solid frame back with reinforced exterior webbing straps, which are an addition to the standard leather Y strap type support straps. Slight rubbing to the edges of the sack itself but good olive drab colour overall with white stitching prevalent. All leather fittings intact and having the addition of the lower rear bag with its original tie cord. One riveted repair to the right hand shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SKIS. A superb set of issue skis to the mountain troops of the German Army. Superb condition having all the belts, strapping and clamps needed. Slight rusting to the metal parts. Clearly marked on the underside of the tip of each ski ‘Militaer Model 1942’ maker marked ‘Johansen & Nilsen’. Painted white on the inside with a green stripe to the centre. Complete with their set of wooden poles, leather wrist strap and bamboo and leather basis. A rare and hard to find item to complete the mountain trooper mannequin, these were sold by Regimentals probably 15 years ago and have now been re-purchased.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SMOCK. The grey green non reversible mountain troopers windproof smock in rubberised canvas. Superb condition, complete with its three breast pockets, protective hood, two rear pockets all with compressed paper buttons. Original neck closure string is intact. Some surface staining. The smock is reversible with the two lower rear pockets only available when worn in reverse order.
GERMAN WWII MP40 CANVAS SLING. A rare accessory being the canvas and leather sling for the MP40 submachine gun. This is in virtually mint condition, it has been used post war by the Finnish forces, marked in ink ‘SA’ within a block. A very light surface rusting the metal buckle and to the webbing around the closure rivets however very strong, usable and displayable. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH WITH LOADING TOOL POUCH. A good example of the grey blue MP40 pouch, three compartments for magazines including the extra large pouch for the fitting of the loading tool. Some minor abrasions to two of the closing flaps otherwise it retains good colour. All of the leather fittings are in black. White stitching overall both to the webbing and the leather sections show bright against the grey blue of the web. All closure tabs to the front are in black leather. Some slight surface wear to the loading tool pouch, otherwise overall an excellent item.
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH, 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 MP40 POUCHES, MINT. A superb set of the olive drab canvas pouches for the MP38/40 magazines. All of the stitching is clear and white, all of the black leather closing straps intact contrasting beautifully against the olive green canvas. Profusely stamped on the reverse side of the belt loops with maker codes, waffen amt stamps, dates and designation ‘MP38 u.40’. To find a better pair would be extremely difficult.
GERMAN WWII NARVIK SHIELD. A Narvik Shield that has lost its backing plate and has only one prong left.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFULSERVICE MEDAL IN GOLD. A superb example of the National Faithful Service medal, all gilding present, totally undamaged black central swastika, complete with a length of blue ribbon with its dress fitting pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII NATZWEILER-STRUTHOF CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTITY DISC. A zinc one-piece oval disc, which is of the splitable type, marked ‘WAFFEN-SS KDTR. STH.K.L.STU.’ Minor pitting and lettering indistinct but clear to read.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. An excellent condition cap eagle and national cockade for the naval officers visor cap. Both are unused. The eagle is in celion construction. The national cockade in heavy wire, both unused.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD WITH KIEL MEMORIAL TO THE BLADE. The scarcest of all the sword patterns of the Third Reich navy is the Kiel Memorial bladed version, this example having the most magnificent etched blade, which shows submarines, battleships to both sides of the blade. Maker marked by WKC. To the very base of one side of the blade is the Third Reich down swept winged eagle with swastika below superimposed over a naval anchor. The felt washer is still intact. Good finish to the lion’s head hilt with both clamshells being of the folded variety. The celluloid grip has one very faint minor crack close to the base of the grip. All of the grip wire is present with some loose strands. The lion’s head hilt has the green and red port and starboard jewelled eyes. All fitted into its correct leather and gilt mounted scabbard. All of the fittings to the scabbard mounts match the hilt exactly. The scabbard is generally very good with a few minor abrasions to the skin of the leather.
GERMAN WWII NON COMBAT Y STRAPS. Although initially designed just for parade use these leather Y straps were commonly used by Luftwaffe paratroopers. Beautifully maker marked ‘Wersa 1941 Munchen’. All paint remaining to the metal components, the leather is good and strong.
GERMAN WWII NORTH CAUCASIAN LEGION IDENTITY CARD. A very rare document being printed in the Russian/German duel language, issued to a North Caucasian/Russian volunteer in the German forces. There is a loose photograph to the interior of the document showing two obvious looking North Caucasians, one maybe the recipient of the document, both holding the K98 rifle and the document shows the issue of a Polish Radom pistol, which one of the soldiers seems to be wearing in a holster on his service belt. The front cover has been crudely punch-holed for filing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An absolutely mint example of the 10 year Long Service medal, in its original box with its length of ribbon. Brown card box having the gilded outstretched winged eagle and swastika to the lid. Marked on the base of the box in ink ‘RZM’ with slightly obscured numbers.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 15 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the high quality NSDAP 15 year Long Service medal. Heavy construction, absolutely beautiful and totally undamaged translucent blue enamel with good bright silvered finish to the remainder of the award, complete with its original ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP 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 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 GORGET. Possibly the largest of all the Third Reich gorgets, this very impressive half moon shaped gorget measuring 23cms across having all its original colouring to both the eagle and the shield. All of the green backing cloth to the reverse side is intact. RZM marked to both chain retaining hooks. Complete with its full length chain, which is slightly dull in places with some slightly oxidisation to the edges of the chain links. The two lower links of the gorget, which attach to the hooks are both RZM marked, as per standard.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP REICHSLANDBUND MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief on the reverse side. 20mm wingspan. Complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP SWASTIKA FLAG. A very large double sided flag measuring 3m x 1 m, good red colour to field with large central white disc and a multi stitched swastika, 2 tears to drape have been stitched repaired., suspension rope intact but the ends have been cut off.
GERMAN WWII NSDAP WATER BOTTLE AND BREAD BAG SET. A rare set, which comprises the SA/NSDAP coloured bread bag, largely stamped to the interior flap 'N.S.D.A.P. GAU SCHWABIAN' with further rather faint political circular rubber stamp with the numbers '251'. The bag is generally in good condition with some light overall staining but complete with its original aluminium buttons and leather tabs. Attached to the bag is the matching political water bottle, felt covered in a colour very close to the bread bag with its black leather cradle, RZM marked to the neck of the bottle. A rare set to enhance a political display.
GERMAN WWII NSFK 1938 ROUND GERMANY FLIGHT AWARD. The very attractive oval 9 x 7 cms award for a member of the NSFK of the 1938 Round Germany Air Race. The award itself retains all its original beautiful bronze finish with raised inscription on the reverse side with facsimile signature of the Leader of the NSFK Friedrich Christiansen. Individually numbered ‘5407’ laid into its velvet base in its original box. To the upper inner lid gold blocked to the silk ‘NATIONAL SOZIALLSTLSCHES FLIEGERKORPS DER KORPSFUHRER’. On lifting down the upper inner lid is revealed the original award certificate to ‘NSFK Mann Letsch, Trier’ with further text and again the facsimile signature of Christiansen. This is numbered on the back matching to the award 5407. Exterior of the box is absolutely mint condition.
GERMAN WWII NSFK 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 ENLISTED RANKS BREAST EAGLE. A beautifully machine embroidered Icrus embroidered onto NSFK tan backing cloth with large black embroidered swastika for attaching to the right hand breast of the NSFK enlisted mans shirt.
GERMAN WWII NSFK FLYER’S KNIFE. A good example of the dagger known as the NSFK flyer’s knife. Excellent blade by R & A Helbig of Steinbach with much of original cross grain finish remaining, slight marks to either side where the blade has rubbed against the scabbard inner brass blade retaining bands. ‘NSFK’ stamp to the throat of the knife. Blue leather good to both the grip and the scabbard with slight loss to the right hand edge as the dagger is viewed. Good plating remaining to the top pommel, cross guard, the upper and lower scabbard mounts. Totally undamaged enamel to the swastikas on both sides of the central cross guard. Very minor indentations to the ball of the lower scabbard mount. All the original four screws are intact without the heads turned and the dagger is complete with its brown leather hanging strap and its sprung loaded belt retaining clip.
GERMAN WWII NSFK MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A very nice quality 20mm circumference NSFK membership marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side, complete with its civilian dress twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII NSFK MEMBERSHIP PIN. ALUMINIUM. A very fine quality 20mm circumference NSFK membership badge, very fine detail, good silver remaining. Marked ‘Ges Gesh’ plus maker marked on the reverse side. Complete with its short example of the twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII NSKK ENLISTED MANS DAGGER. A very good example of a completely original NSKK enlisted mans dagger with a good blade by ‘Wilh.Kober & Company of Suhl’. The blade has much original cross grain finish remaining, some light spotting to the blade, good bright finish. The hilt has the early heavy nickel fittings, area group marked ‘TH’ on the reverse of the lower cross guard. The wood grip is absolutely perfect with beautiful grain showing. Totally undamaged brown enamel SA inset with a high quality national eagle. The scabbard retains virtually all of its original black painted finish with some minor loss, rust bleed lines showing through in areas otherwise good. The plating to the upper and lower scabbard mounts good with all four original screws for the upper and lower mounts intact. One minor indentation to the ball at the base of the lower scabbard mount.
GERMAN WWII NSKK IDENTITY DISC. A scarce zinc two-piece splittable identity disc, slight corrosion on the reverse side, to a member of NSKK MOT.GR.L AUSLAND (NSKK Motorische Gruppe Luftwaffe Ausland). It is rare for a non German serving in NSKK mechanised unit attached to the Luftwaffe.
GERMAN WWII NSKK M.43 CAP. An unusual form for the M.43 cap, constructed in the absolutely correct material for the NSKK, very fine condition, all nap of cloth good. The side fold down flaps are fully connected at the front instead of having buttons and when folded down forms itself into the correct chin closure. Gold silk lining. Wear use visible around the forehead area, complete with its very finely Bevo woven NSKK silver on black emblem.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MANS DAGGER. An exceptionally good condition blade by the good maker of Gustav Spitzer, Solingen. Virtually all the cross grain finish remaining, good dark grey base to the Ulles Fur Deutschland logo. Some minor spotting. Good heavy nickel upper and lower cross guard mounts. The wood grip is totally undamaged with the enamel good to the SA inset with a high quality national eagle and swastika. NS group mark on the reverse of the lower cross guard mount. All fitted into its black anodised scabbard with good plating to the upper and lower scabbard mounts. All original screws intact. One minor indentation to the left hand side of the lower scabbard mount.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MANS DAGGER. A superb example of the Model 33 NSKK enlisted mans dagger. The blade is absolutely magnificent, produced by probably the rarest maker we have encountered, the logo is ‘MACERO’ with named underneath ‘Henkel & Muller, Solingen-O.’ Virtually all of the cross grain finish remaining, fitted into its early heavy nickel fitted, totally undamaged wood grip with a high quality national eagle and an undamaged enamel SA inset. Complete with its originally black painted scabbard, which retains all of its original paint with some rust bleed through from the steel below. The upper and lower scabbard mounts have good bright nickel with one indentation to the lower ball. A group marking has been stamped on the reverse of the lower cross guard but unfortunately it is difficult to decipher.
GERMAN WWII NSKK MARINE CAP INSIGNIA. An extremely rare piece of insignia from the Third Reich being a beautifully hand embroidered gold laurel leaf, crossed anchors with central swastika roundel. Complete with its paper backing and the remains of its original RZM ticket. Stitches through the paper where the base of the insignia was applied by machine and stitches through the remainder of the half round circlet where the insignia was applied by hand. A scarce item.
GERMAN WWII NSKK OFFICERS KEPI. A perfectly formed and a mint condition NSKK officers olive brown kepi constructed in the olive brown ribbed material, this example being of good size, stamped size ‘57’ to the interior lining. The main body is in the olive brown with the upper part below the crown in the standard black. Officers 2mm twisted cord around the crown and the upper edge of the scallop sides. NSKK badge to the front with aluminium NSKK button and standard single central buckled leather strap. It is extremely difficult to identify the full rank of this kepi, fitted to the kepi below the 2mm twisted cord officers piping on the lower scallop is a 1 cm row of silver tress with single black centre line, this is identical to the tress fitted to the feldmutze or overseas cap. We can only speculate that this is a lower formation leader. The NSKK went through many uniform changes during its period of existence. To the interior the light tan leather sweatband is in superb order, the interior fully lined in a light tan/gold lightweight cotton with a central celluloid lozenge, non maker or retailer marked. The kepi does not have any moth damage or staining in any area. A very rare piece of NSKK headdress. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NSKK SHIRT OLD FIGHTERS CHEVRON. The beautifully Bevo woven NSKK insignia over a silvered V for the Old Fighters chevron on light tan backing for wearing on the tan NSKK shirt.
GERMAN WWII NSKK SLEEVE DIAMOND. The lozenge shaped arm diamond, the first type with metallic silvered political eagle on a spoked wheel fitted to the centre of the lozenge.
GERMAN WWII 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 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 OFFICERS CAPE. A scarce element of the German officers uniform, seen in many images of the period and in contemporary sales catalogues but rarely found on the collectors market. The cape is in mint condition, no moth damage, five button front with fly closure, completely unlined, complete with its original neck closure tabs and dark green officers collar.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS DRESS ANKLE BOOTS. A superb condition pair of the official officers dress boots worn with full dress uniform. Four eyelets to the lower part plus four hooks above for lacing through, beautiful soles and heels, hardly worn. ‘Salamanda’ manufacturer’s embroidered name in the canvas pull plus size stamps to the interior.
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS M43 CAP EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. A rare service worn T shaped Bevo officer quality silver wire woven eagle and national cockade below. This has been fitted to a cap and some stitches still remain. Condition:
GERMAN WWII OFFICERS MARCHING BOOTS. A good pair of pebbled leather officers marching boots, complete with virtually all of their marching studs and steel toe and heel cleats.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES ARMBAND. An armband in the German coloured stripes red, white and black with overlaid to the centre beautifully embroidered a swastika in silver bullion wire. This could be either an early NSDAP armband or a veteran’s armband. Some strands slightly loose to the silver embroidered swastika, excellent colour overall.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES ARMBAND. A nicely constructed all heavy blue felt armband with the stitched overlaid shield shaped Bevo woven insignia of the Kiel lighthouse being the insignia of the old Comrades Association.
GERMAN WWII OLD COMRADES LAPEL PIN. The shield shaped multi enamelled lapel pin worn by a member of one of the Third Reich veterans organisations, measuring 12cms x 15 cms, marked ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief to the reverse side including the number ‘1’, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin. All the enamels are undamaged.
GERMAN WWII ORDNANCE TAN AMMUNITION CAN. A three letter coded ‘43’ dated steel ammunition can with the majority of the leather to the carrying handle still intact with faint traces of its original ordnance tan paint remaining.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT COLLAR PATCHES. Collar patches for an OT-Truppenfuhrer, finely machine embroidered ‘OT’ with one rank star below.
GERMAN WWII ORGANISATION TODT COLLAR PATCHES. A set of Organisation Todt collar patches with beautifully red embroidered ‘OT’ with two rank pips below each patch.
GERMAN WWII P.38 AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER. A good service worn pigskin pebbled leather soft shell holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol. Evidence of service wear with slight wear to the pebbled grain but good strong stitching with leather supple and both belt loops strongly affixed to the main body.
GERMAN WWII P.38 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. Police type lid closure. Good strong body. Both totally original belt loops fitted to the reverse side. Very faint traces of the eagle and swastika police markings.
GERMAN WWII P.38 HOLSTER. Excellent condition leather holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol with good white stitching visible. Twin belt loops to the reverse side. Profusely stamped ‘DKK44’ with visible waffen amt stamp. The leather is excellent and supple with just a little bruising to the front and evidence of where a magazine was fitted and has moulded itself into the shape of the closure flap.
GERMAN WWII P.38 PISTOL HOLSTER. Excellent condition hard shell holster for the P.38 semi automatic pistol with police type lid closure. Both totally original belt loops fitted to the rear of the item. Clearly stamped ‘P.38’ with profuse other issue stampings of ‘GMO 44’ followed by police type eagle stampings.
GERMAN WWII P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A totally unmarked all black leather P.38 soft shell holster. Good condition stitching, both loops originally stitched to the reverse of the holster. Slight distortion to the leather but generally in excellent condition. Condition:
GERMAN WWII P38 HARD SHELL HOLSTER. A good condition hard shell holster for the P38 semi automatic pistol. Very faint traces of Third Reich issue markings. Complete with both belt loops, which are totally original to the holster. This is the police type lid closure.
GERMAN WWII P38 HOLSTER. A very nice armed forces issue holster of black pebbled leather having contrasting off white stitching throughout. The configuration is the breakaway front flapped type. The item is stored and lightly used and was a typical item taken back to the US where it has recently been purchased. The off white pink interior would suggest no weapon has ever been fitted within.
GERMAN WWII 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. A superb condition Panzer Assault Badge in bronze, manufacturer marked ‘AS’ in raised relief to the reverse side. A large degree of the original bronze finish remaining with just grey areas on the edges of the down swept winged eagle and on the high spots of the tank turret and on the tracks. The definition of detail on this badge is superb, complete with its original hinge pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER, SUPERB CONDITION. A superb Adolf Scholze produced Panzer Assault Badge in silver. Beautiful finish remaining to the face side, silvered matt finish to the reverse side with the ‘AS’ in raised relief within a triangle. Thin needle pin with its original hook.
GERMAN WWII PANZER CAP EAGLE. A mint unissued example of the early white Bevo woven eagle on black background for the Army Panzer mans black overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII PANZER CITATION GROUPING. A group of 7 documents to Panzer Abteilung 211, who were part of the 15th Infantry Division. Standard A5 sized citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class awarded to Kriegs Engineer Wilhelm Ochsenfeld, who served on the staff of PZ/JG/ABT 15. Pen signed by the General Major and Commander of the 15th Infantry Division Major General Erich Buschenhagen who was a winner of the Knights Cross with oak leaves. Black Wound Badge citation. Standard A5 size, dated 10th June 1943, ink signed by Hauptmann and Unit Commander. Two metal scrap collection citations, Military travel document dated 'May 44'. Marksmanship citation, locally produced to Inspector of Panzer Abteilung 211. In mid 1943 the 15th Infantry Division was part of the 1st Panzer Army, Army Group South in the Donetz region.
GERMAN WWII PANZER JACK BOOTS. The army issued jack boot shorter than the normal standard jack boot and considered in the collecting field to be issued to Panzer troops. Good leather boot section, the shoe section is superb with all stitching intact. The soles are without hobnails and leather with the heels being in rubber, which is the correct configuration for Panzer troops.
GERMAN WWII PANZER M.36 TUNIC. An excellent tunic being worn by a Panzer enlisted man. Standard army model 36 with officers collar attached. This tunic was obviously the particular soldier’s Sunday best tunic and he was able to have the standard rounded tip of the enlisted ranks collar replaced by an officers quality pointed collar. Standard configuration for an M.36 tunic, five button front, four pockets with pleats, excellent nap of cloth overall. Adjustable cuffs, virtually fully lined to the interior in the standard brushed tan cotton lining. There are two minor moth nips between the 2nd and 3rd buttonhole, another just to the virtual underside of the right hand area of the collar. We have closely inspected this tunic and there are no other moth holes. All the nap of the cloth is thick and good, fitted to each shoulder are a pair of the stitch-in panzer pink wool piped shoulder boards with dark green centres. The original stitched number ‘2’s have been unpicked, possibly for security to the centre of each board. A set of Bevo woven pink centred collar patches are laid onto a section of dark green uniform cloth, which has then been attached as a whole to the collar. The breast eagle is the grey on darker green Bevo type, all buttons are a matt grey. The tunic is profusely marked to the interior, to the inside right hand cotton twill lining is the depot code of ‘F40’ (Frankfurt 40), size stamped and maker marked ‘Max Muller Nurnberg’.
GERMAN WWII PANZER M.43 EAGLE AND COCKADE. A cut from roll very finely Bevo woven white eagle on black backing with multi coloured national cockade below T shaped insignia. Unissued.
GERMAN WWII PANZER SHOULDER HOLSTER. One of the many variations used principally by the panzer crews however, also being used by Luftwaffe personnel. The item is good and supple however, with one strap now detached. This would be relatively easy to re sew back in place.
GERMAN WWII 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 PARACHUTIST QUALIFICATION BADGE CASED. A good ‘G.H.Osang’ marked Luftwaffe Paratrooper badge, at least 60% of the gilt remaining to the classic Parachutist’s eagle. Good patinated finish to the surrounding oak and laurel leaf wreath. To the reverse side two small domed rivets. The badge is with its totally original pin, hinge and hook and clearly stamped to the reverse side ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’. All in its original fitted presentation case, the blue silk to the upper inner lid is complete, the blue flock base to the box is good. To the exterior of the lid in gold titled ‘Fallschirmschutzen Abzeichen’ which is slightly faded to the upper left hand side of the first word, unfortunately during its life the case has taken a knock with indentations as can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN WWII PARTIAL REPRODUCTION NSDAP LEADERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A reproduction brown leather waist belt of the correct width attached to an original political leaders belt buckle, which is marked ‘RZM 4/39’ on the reverse side. Some light wear to the gilding on the high spots of the buckle otherwise generally good condition.
GERMAN WWII PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOK 1937 – DAS DEUTSCHE LICHTBILD. A large format book, hard cover, 128 pages, each page having a superb photograph taken by various professional photographers during the 1920’s and 1930’s of mixed content, early farm buildings, animals, rivers, churches, German life, nudes, sports events, house living, facial studies, famous German buildings, bridges and some military content. The importance of this book is in the inside front cover having the clear large ink rubber stamp of Der Reichsfuhrer SS at the SS Hauptant V1/3.
GERMAN WWII PILOT’S BADGE BY C.E.JUNCKER. A fabulous condition C.E.Juncker produced Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge. Classic heavy nickel construction, beautiful depth of detail of the laurel and oak leaf wreath, all of the dark patinated finish remaining to the Luftwaffe eagle with the swastika itself left in contrast in white metal colour. To the reverse side are two delicate domed rivets, thick needle pin, long barrelled hinge fixing of the classic Juncker type, original hook. Marked ‘C.E.Juncker, Berlin SW’.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER ENLISTED MANS VISOR CAP. A near unworn condition but unfortunately with moth damaged example of the Tellerform Pioneer enlisted mans visor cap. Constructed in the standard ribbed material, black waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band and the crown. Matched set of aluminium national eagle and cockade with correct twin buckle leather chinstrap. Black side buttons. Hopefully from our web images the moth damage can be seen to the crown, lower section and a few minor nips to the dark green centre band. The interior is in virtually unworn condition, size stamped ‘56’ below the absolutely complete and undamaged celluloid centre lozenge. Mid tan leather sweatband all complete.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER PANZER LEHR SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board, black silk piped with dark green centre and surrounding tress having one rank pip for an Army Feldwebel with the gothic ‘L’ attached. Glue evident to the exterior of the slip-on tab where originally glued to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII PIONEER WIRE CUTTERS IN CASE. An excellent set of the issue wire cutters, the metal head is maker coded ‘GYN’ clear date of ‘1942’ with waffen amt stamp below. Original Bakelite grips. All fitted into its leather carrying case, the leather is supple and strong with all good white stitching visible. The case is dated ‘1937’ with a maker’s mark in a circle around the date and with a clear waffen amt stamp above. Buckle complete, the holder is complete with both of its belt loops. A rare complete set.
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 25 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL, CASED. A very fine example of the impressive looking 25 year Police Long Service Medal. The gilt is absolutely magnificent with frosted edges and a frosted swastika. All fitted into its original green box with its blue ribbon having the yellow police insignia machine embroidered to the centre of the ribbon. The box has the number ‘25’ with a half wreath of leaves surrounding the ‘25’. The box is in perfect order.
GERMAN WWII POLICE ARM EAGLE. An uncut oval green embroidered police eagle on its police green uniform backing. Totally unused.
GERMAN WWII POLICE ARM EAGLE. Orange embroidered police eagle on police green cloth backing measuring 8cms x 7cms with black central swastika. Cut from the sleeve of a police jacket.
GERMAN WWII POLICE ARM EAGLE. The orange embroidered police insignia 8cms x 7 cms embroidered on the police green summer weight cloth. Trimmed edge, as removed from tunic.
GERMAN WWII POLICE 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 OFFICERS SHAKO, CASED. A magnificent piece of Third Reich headdress being a huge size officers Gendarmerie shako produced by the well known high quality maker Erel. The front, rear peaks and crown all finished in the Gendarmerie brown lacquered finish. The body has all its original police green cloth intact without any moth damage. Twin green air vents to either side. To the front is the beautifully heavily three dimensional stamped officers quality police badge with the officers curved aluminium pebbled finish chinstraps. To the left hand chinstrap fixing area there is the original elastic plume retainer. The helmet is with its correct officers quality bright silver wire red and black cockade and its original white horse hair plume. All fitted into its original issue purchase box with the retailer’s label of ‘Hans Durbeck of Vienna’ attached to the upper inner crown area, also the remains of the same label attached to the unworn condition white leather sweat band, which itself is stamped size ‘59’ with its original silk inner lining and the headdress stamped ‘EREL, BERLIN FIBER TSCHAKO’ in lozenge form to the upper inner crown. A superb item.
GERMAN WWII POLICE GENDARMERIE WACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. 2nd pattern, green flecked silver braid edging with green centre all laid on Gendarmerie wool backing. One moth nip to the backing cloth of one shoulder board.
GERMAN WWII POLICE HELPERS BADGE. 28mm wingspan. Police eagle complete with a short lapel pin to the reverse side. Crudely paint, one slight crack to the base.
GERMAN WWII POLICE LANDWACHT CAP EAGLE. A good clean unused example of the police style one piece aluminum cap eagle with the scroll below reading Landwacht. With it's original tinny type cap eagle fixing.
GERMAN WWII POLICE LUGER HOLSTER. A scarce maker for the police holster, this excellent condition hard shell leather holster for the PO8 automatic pistol is complete with original stripping tool, has excellent form, strong stitching overall. Both totally original belt loops to the reverse side of the holster., one small loop for the closing strap missing from front flap. Clearly stamped ‘Gustav Reinhardt Berlin’ with faint traces of its original police unit markings starting with ‘SB’ also faint remains of a Prussian police acceptance stamping. Condition:
GERMAN WWII POLICE M.16 STYLE DOUBLE DECAL HELMET. A rare helmet being an M.16 helmet in the slightly thinner gauge non combat metal, issued to police units with twin decals. The skull retains virtually all of its apple green finish with losses visible as seen on our web images. Both decals are completely clear and undamaged apart from slight scuffs to the national swastika decal. Fitted with a ten tongue police style liner with its original drawstring. Large size with the interior leather padded crown and its correct chinstrap. This helmet was recently discovered at a fleamarket in Munich, Bavaria.
GERMAN WWII POLICE OFFICERS SHAKO a most superb condition Police Officers Shako of the Ordungspolizie, this large size 57 Shako with the Green felt sides in good bright Police Green with out any moth damage and all the nap of the cloth thick, the Black patent front and rear peaks and the crown are mint bright and contrast superbly against the bright aluminium fittings of the chin straps, and three dimensional front plate, the fittings of the Officers shako are far more detailed and higher quality than the enlisted ranks version, the helmet also has its correct Black,Silver and Red Officers quality cockade, one scratch acroos the Black patent top of the helmet, the Officers light tan silk and leather liner is all complete
GERMAN WWII POLICE PANZER ARM EAGLE. An ultra rare piece of insignia being the heavy wire woven police eagle on finely grained black backing cloth that would be fitted to the arm of the police black wrap over tunic. Complete with all of its backing material. There are holes visible where it has been attached to a tunic.
GERMAN WWII POLICE SHAKO CHIN SCALES. A rare accessory being a matched mint unissued set of chin scales specifically for the police officers shako. The leather backing is superb, complete matched pair.
GERMAN WWII POLICE SWORD OR BAYONET KNOT. A beautifully constructed in bullion wire and leather police sword or bayonet knot. The acorn woven in a mixture of green and silver weave with the leather strap being interwoven with red and silver weave.
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 CAR PENNANT WITH POLE. A complete unit, which is very difficult to obtain of an NSDAP car pennant measuring 30cms x 18cms at its widest point, the tip is missing. Basic flag cloth with a very finely multi stitched swastika onto a white circular field, which is then laid on to both sides of the flag. Some minor nicks to the cloth. Complete with its vehicle mudguard/fender mounting pole with swastika pole top surrounded by a row of oak leaves with the original screw thread nut and washer to the base.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS BELT BUCKLE. An absolutely mint superb condition all gilt political leader’s buckle. 55mm in circumference, frosted highlights to the swastika, marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘RZM M4/22’.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS FULL DRESS PARADE BELT. An extremely rare item from the Third Reich being the full length dress belt for a political leader. This is a large size belt, stamped size ‘95’ to the leather tab. The gold brocade with its oak leaf centre in the most superb condition without any oxidisation to the brocade. The belt has both of its original runners, it is brown velvet lined, the runner to the left hand side of the belt as the belt is viewed is covered in brown velvet. The remains of the original RZM paper label is still applied to the leather adjuster tab to the interior of the belt. There is no moth damage. The buckle being of the 5cms circumference having all of its original gilt and marked in raised relief to the interior of the buckle ‘RZM M4/24’.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL LEADERS GORGET. The most impressive of all the gorgets of the Third Reich, the large political leaders gorget measuring 23cms in width, retaining all of its original bronze colour to the shield with the artificially patinated darker bronze central eagle, complete with its full length eagle and swastika adorned chain link. The gorget itself is ‘RZM’ marked to the both of the chain retaining hooks and having its original green baize backing to the gorget with some light moth damage.
GERMAN WWII POLITICAL ORTSGRUPPE COLLAR PATCH. A single collar patch, brown cloth centre, Ortsgruppe blue twisted cord piping with the rank in silver lace with intertwined swastikas. 3rd pattern insignia for rank of Stellenleiter.
GERMAN WWII 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 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 RAD 12 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent condition all silver oval form RAD medal, good silver finish with frosted highlights, complete with its short section of blue service ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD ARM BADGE. Beautifully Bevo woven, unit 152 over 4. Clearly marked on the reverse side with the RAD logo. Glue to the reverse side where it has been attached to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII RAD DISTRICT PATCH. A very finely Bevo woven shield shaped patch for RAD Area 356 over 6. Clearly Bevo woven manufacturer’s mark on the reverse side, folded for application to a tunic.
GERMAN WWII RAD HEWER WITHOUT SCABBARD. A generally good condition RAD hewer, some old black spotting to the blade, complete with its ‘Arbeit Adelt’ logo plus its RAD acceptance stamps and the maker of ‘Carl Julius Krebs’. Good plating to the hilt and undamaged stag grips, the scabbard is absent.
GERMAN WWII RAD IDENTITY DISC. An unusual RAD ID disc for RAD K2/12, 2nd Battalion the Reich Arbeitdienst, which was a labour corps incorporated into the German Army in 1945. Standard zinc one-piece splittable.
GERMAN WWII RAD LONG SERVICE MEDAL. The bronze version of the RAD Long Service award, mint condition with a short section of blue watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII RAD MANS HEWER. Excellent blade, non abused, complete with a deeply etched ‘Arbeit Adelt’ logo. ‘S.W.Holler’ maker marked to the opposite side. Good finish to the hilt and pommel. Undamaged stag grips. All fitted into its scabbard that has good plating remaining to the upper and lower scabbard mounts with good clear swastika and RAD insignia to the lower scabbard mount. Minor indentations to the lower scabbard mount, one screw to the lower mount would appear to have been replaced. The black painted finish to the scabbard centre is very good. Complete with its leather hanging strap.
GERMAN WWII RAD OBERTRUPPENFUHRER SHOULDER STRAPS. A heavily mothed but scarce pair of slip-on shoulder boards for an RAD Obertruppenfuhrer. The extent of moth damage can be seen from our web images but scarce.
GERMAN WWII RAD OFFICERS LEATHER SERVICE BELT AND CROSS STRAP. Of these three versions of RAD belts, which is the brown and silver parade belt for officers and the standard enlisted mans belt and buckle both of which are relatively easy to obtain the RAD officers service belt is difficult and this is the fine example in the classic RAD brown leather, complete with its officers circular belt buckle, which is ‘Assmann’ and ‘DRGM’ marked, plus the last two digit of the date 1938, complete with its cross strap, matching pebbled aluminium fittings. The belt was originally lined in RAD brown felt, which has been eaten away by moth. The exterior of the belt and the buckle are in superb condition.
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 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 RED CROSS ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A good one-piece cast aluminium Red Cross enlisted mans rectangular buckle. Superb detail to the face side, ‘Ges Gesch 1’ impressed into the reverse of the buckle.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS MANS HEWER. 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. Absolutely mint blade with screwdriver tip, serrated edge, all of its cross grain finish remaining overall to the blade, marked ‘ges Geschutz’ to the blade underneath the rear langet. The plating to the cross guard, upper pommel all intact with light bubbling. Undamaged celluloid grips. The paint good to the scabbard with slight rusting showing through. The nickel plating to the lower cross guard mount is dull, complete with its original leather frog.
GERMAN WWII RED CROSS OFFICERS BUCKLE. The scarce circular Red Cross officers belt buckle, double constructed aluminium, trade marked ‘Ges.Gesch’ followed by number ‘2’ within a circle on the reverse side. Complete with its keeper.
GERMAN WWII 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 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 RLB 1st PATTERN ARMBAND. Beautifully woven in bevo weave large black swastika onto the 1st pattern RLB starburst reverse. Some minor schredding at the rear of the band otherwise excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII RLB LAPEL PIN. The beautifully constructed 25mm wide RLB members lapel pin. Good silver finish. Enamel good with one small chip to the ‘B’ of the RLB. Complete with its full maker and patent marks in raised relief on the reverse side and complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII RLB M.17 HELMET. A highly interesting helmet being a WWI M.17 helmet, repainted during WWII with Luftschutz blue grey paint and the addition of the 1st pattern RLB decal affixed to the front of the helmet. One chip to the decal, paint excellent with minor chipping, interestingly the helmet has had five steel rivets passed through the rear rim where a leather neck flap was attached, this has now been removed with only faint traces of the leather remaining. The interior M.17 liner is all intact in its white cream leather with all of the inner horsehair pads present and the leather drawstring. A highly collectible helmet for the German Home Front collector. Condition:
GERMAN WWII RLB OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE. The scarce circular RLB officers belt buckle with the 2nd pattern centre. To the black swastika the enamel is slightly chipped but not badly damaged, laid onto its convex rayed back, which is itself fitted to the officers silver buckle which has a good degree of its original silver finish remaining within the lower field of the laurel wreath.
GERMAN WWII RUBBERISED BELT STRAP. An exceptionally rare Ersatz item in good supple condition. This item has had the tongue strap carefully removed and two holes placed for buckle mounting to one end. The overall condition is excellent and would display well.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN ARMY OF LIBERATION ARM SHIELD. A beautiful example in the superb weave of Bevo of Wuppertal being the Russian Army of Liberation Armed Forces volunteer arm shield. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII RUSSIAN FRONT IMAGES. An interesting set of 281 photographs, all laid onto hard card, all relating to the Russian Front in WWII. The cards begin in 1935-36 when the owner of the album was a member of the Landes Polizei Leipzig. Virtually all of the cards are annotated either singularly or multiply underneath each image. Many pictures of comrades in the Landes Polizei in unusual uniforms. Manoeuvres in 1936 to 37 on the Ost See Mecklenberg and Thuringen. Large manoeuvres in Hannover 1937 and Mecklenberg. Images of German vehicles and troops, interspersed with family shots. The campaign in France opens. It would appear that the owner of the album is a member of a medical company. Pictures of German ambulances with French wounded. A death notice for Artur Orschel, a Medical Unteroffizier who has been killed in the field on the 21st May 1940, this is probably a colleague in the unit. Paris 1940 views which are part of a group of tourist photographs that could be purchased at the time. There then follows at the beginning of the campaign in Russia, dated '1941'. It would appear that the medical unit was attached to the 87th Infantry Regiment. There follows a huge amount of photographs of the campaign in Russia. Crashed Russian aircraft, destroyed Russian vehicles, high ranking German officers in their staff cars, a good image of the Divisional Commander with his Divisional Commander's flag attached. Amazing scenes of some of the terrible conditions endured in Russia both snow and mud, German gravestones, all with German helmets on top of them. German troops clambering over Russian destroyed tanks, horse drawn vehicles through the mud of Russia. Minsk badly damaged, Russian villages. Quantities of Russian aircraft destroyed on the ground. German troops resting by the roadside. Panzer tanks with their crews and ferrying infantry aboard. Men from the medical company in a studio shot all named, with their medical qualification badges on their left sleeve. Destroyed Russian bridges. A huge amount of signposts erected by the German forces, directed in different directions for different units. River crossings. Statues of Stalin destroyed. Thousands of Russian prisoners being gathered together near Smolensk. More large German cemeteries. Further images in the field, Russia 1942. An image of the Major Commanding the unit with Der Spiess in the snow in Russia. Heavy winter clothing being worn, January 1942. Wounded soldiers being transported by horse drawn sledge. The spring with the weather turning, the annotation 'Medical Company 2/229 197.J.D.' Russian peasant life captured by images. Medal award ceremonies. Interesting shot which are annotated 'Partisan en Jagd'. Scenes of fighting partisans in the area of Smolensk 1941. Dead Russian soldiers. Troops advancing with zeltbahns over them for camouflage with burning villages in the background. German bunkers. An amazing shot of a vehicle with its tail board hanging down with a complete shell, both the casing and head sticking out of the back of the tail board, how this could happen is unknown as normally when a shell is fired from an artillery pieces the cartridge case is ejected and the head is fired from the piece. A very interesting album covering all aspects of the Russian Front campaign with a German medical unit. All images of good exposure.
GERMAN WWII SA BELT BUCKLE. rectangular base with the standard non mobile style of swastika within the wreath.
GERMAN WWII SA BRAUNSCHWEIG 1934 BADGE. This is a superb construction, solid aluminium, marked on the reverse side ‘Ges Gesch’ in raised relief, followed by ‘RZM/17’.
GERMAN WWII SA BUCKLE. A superb possibly unworn SA two-piece belt buckle, the body being in a semi bright gilded brass with the separately applied overlay circlet, which retains virtually all of its original finish. Complete with its matching brass double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA CAVALRY COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce set of SA Cavalry collar patches for a troop fuhrer in SA Mounted Unit Sturm 8 Brigade 55, Gruppe Mitte. Matched set of orange based patches, the left hand patch as worn on the tunic has a finely stamped pair of cavalry lancers with pennons with chain stitched ‘8/55’ opposite patch having two rank pips attached. Stitches still remain where removed from an SA shirt. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER TRIPLE HANGER. A mint unissued condition triple hanger in leather and nickel for the suspension of the SA dagger to the belt. Three part construction. The nickel sprung loaded clip ‘RZM M5/25’ marked, followed by RZM within a circle. All male/female closing studs working correctly. The longest leather strap faintly RZM marked.
GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER WITH ERASED ROHM INSCRIPTION. An interesting SA model 1933 mans dagger, blade by E.P & S of Solingen with evidence of the erasure of the Rohm inscription with only the tips of the letters on the early part of the inscription visible and the upper part of the ‘E.P & S’ maker’s mark slightly erased. Generally a good blade, the wood grip of the lighter brown variety having a high class national eagle, the brown enamel from the SA inset is missing. Good heavy early quality nickel mounts with the NM Nordmarck group markings on the reverse of the lower cross guard. To the front of the cross guard heavily stamped is the individual SA member’s number of ‘30341’. All fitted into its anodised scabbard, which has some light evidence of corrosion to the reverse side, which has been cleaned, also match marked ‘30341’ to the upper area of the top scabbard mount. All original screws fitted, one indentation to the ball on the lower cross scabbard mount, complete with leather hanging strap, which is fully functional with its sprung loaded belt clip.
GERMAN WWII SA DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER TO THE BLADE. An overall generally good condition SA model 33 mans dagger with a superb untouched blade with the maker ‘TIEGELWERK RIEMBERG, BRESLAU’. It is very unusual to find any blades marked from outside of the manufacturing complex of Solingen. The blade retains much original cross grain finish. Good finish to both upper and lower grip mounts. Grip generally good, some slight abusing to the upper left and right hand side of the SA enamel inset, which still has its original enamel present. Good national eagle. Minor bruising only to the wood grip. The scabbard is of the painted variety with much of the original paint remaining with some light rust showing through and some light surface rust to both the upper and lower scabbard mounts, the ball to the lower scabbard mount is undamaged.
GERMAN WWII SA ENLISTED MANNS DAGGER. A very good example of a changeover period SA manns dagger. The blade being of the later RZM variety with all the rest of the fittings being of early heavy quality. The blade itself is in beautiful condition having all its original cross grain finish remaining. Good deep Alles Fur Deutschland etching, marked ‘RZM M7/13’ being a good tight fit into its scabbard. The upper and lower cross guard and the upper and lower scabbard fittings are all of the early heavy nickel quality with all of their nickel plating intact. High quality enamel undamaged inset with a good high quality national eagle in nickel. Wood grip very good with minor abrasions. The scabbard retains virtually all of its brown painted finish with one minor abrasion viewing the black underlay and other just minor scratches on the reverse side. All of the screws with heads unturned, one minor dent to the ball on the lower cross guard. An overall excellent example. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SA ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. An unused condition all brass two-piece enlisted ranks belt buckle, complete with its twin pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA 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. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SA GRUPPE BERLIN BRANDENBURG COLLAR PATCHES. A rare set of collar patches for a Haupttruppfuhrer of Standarte 33 Gruppe Berlin Brandenburg. Number ‘33’ laid onto black wool backing cloth surrounded by black and white twisted cord edging, which has discoloured somewhat from water. Opposite rank patch has the same construction as Sturm patch but with two rank pip and two black and silver rank bars attached, all laid onto their buckram backing.
GERMAN WWII SA GRUPPE NORDMARK STANDARTE 187 COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce set of collar patches for an Obersturmfuhrer in Standarte 187 of Gruppe Nordmark. Green wool construction, beautifully chain stitched ‘Sturm No.187’ surrounded by the black and white SA twisted cord edging, the rank patch having three gilt rank stars plus a rank bar in black and silver below, again surrounded by the black and white SA twisted cord. This particular patch has its original RZM label attached.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A very fine condition SA rectangular buckle with nickel central circlet with the buckle having the mobile swastika, on its original brown ribbed edged large size belt, the belt is stamped size ‘94’ with fine original colour to the inside, just minor scuffing to the mid brown colour to the exterior. A very good example to put with an SA display.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A good example of the two-piece all brass SA rectangular buckle, beautiful detail to the central circlet on its original brown leather SA belt, which is generally good, some discoloration, which could be revived with leather colouring.
GERMAN WWII SA MANS BELT BUCKLE. An excellent condition double constructed all brass rectangular buckle with its silvered finish circular overlay plate with the emblem of the SA to the centre. Complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SA MARINE STURM COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely rare set of SA Marine Sturm 4 collar patches for wearing on the tan shirt. Constructed in navy blue wool with laid on gilded anchor and number ‘4’, rank patch having three pips plus one black and silver rank bar, both patches edged in gold twisted cord for the rank of Obersturmfuhrer.
GERMAN WWII SA MEMORIAL ALBUM. A memorial album to SA Sturmbahnfuhrer Bruno Schenct. An ablum containing 75 photographs, 40 of which are family and civil interest only. The album opens with an image of Sturnbahnfuhrer Schenct, hatless wearing his SA uniform, half bust with collar patch clear as being a member of the 3rd Company Sturm. The first 40 images, as states previously are of family and mainly concentrated on what are presumable Sturmbahnfuhrer Schenct’s children growing up. The album then moves on to the SA period with images of SA men marching led by officers on horses then a large postcard size photograph of four SA men forming an honour guard around a coffin with a printed label below ‘SA Sturmbahnfuhrer Bruno Schenct who died on the 29th July 1940 in Aachen. The following pages each have a single photograph, postcard size, of excellent composition and clarity on the parade through the town of Bad Segeberg in September 1940. More images of different arms of the Party marching through the city with flags flying high carrying their Deutschland Erwache Standard, Veterans organisations, the NSKK, high ranking civil officials. Views taken with all of the SA members around the grave waiting for the arrival of the internment of the coffin. Unfortunately we have not been able to ascertain the importance of Sturnbahnfuhrer Bruno Schenct, at the very end of the album pasted into the back cover is a booklet which is entitled ‘The Fallen’.
GERMAN WWII SA OR OTHER POLITICAL ORGANISATIONS WAIST BELT. The lighter than the combat weight brown leather waist belt commonly used by the SA and other political organisations.
GERMAN WWII SA SHIRT. A rare piece of uniform for the SA being the shirt worn under the four pocket tunic, which could also be worn under the black Allgemeine SS tunic. Three button pullover front, long sleeves, complete with original maker’s label woven in silk ‘Bengers’. Three original imitation mother of pearl buttons with matching buttons to the cuffs. Superb condition.
GERMAN WWII SA SPORTS BADGE. Generally in excellent condition, at least 60% of original bronze finish remaining to the face side of the award. Fully maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side. Thick needle pin.
GERMAN WWII SA SPORTS BADGE. Excellent condition overall. All bronze finish remaining. Fully maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side of the swastika and individually numbered ‘234010’.
GERMAN WWII SCHUMA OFFICERS TUNIC. A very rare tunic from the organisation known as the Schuma, who were the Ukrainian, Latvian,Estonian,Lithuanian and White Russian Auxiliary Police Units. This tunic was worn by a German officer commanding a Schuma detachment. The tunic is constructed in police green was originally an early Austrian style with slanted pockets and was converted to standard four pocket construction with the two lower pockets being of the bellows variety, the two upper pockets being flat to the tunic body, all with pocket flaps but without pleats. The insignia fitted is the German style slip-on epaulettes of a Schuma Hauptsturmfuhrer with matching correct Hauptstumfuhrer SD style collar patches. The rank bars below the three pips have been constructed from an SS honour chevron. On the left hand sleeve is a beautifully officer quality Bevo woven Schuma ovall arm bandge. All buttons complete, a section of Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon is situated on the second buttonhole from the top. Three quarter lined to the interior in the grey cotton material with a separate bandage pocket. The only markings inside the tunic are a set of numbers ‘35522’, the tunic also has the standard three pre stitched holes for the belt hooks. Excellent nap to cloth, one moth nip just to the left of the collar as the tunic is worn and is basically hidden when the tunic collar is left open.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI DUISBURG POLICE BAND DRUM DRAPE. A most beautiful quality and impressive drum drape belonging to the police band of Duisburg. The complete drape is 230 metres in length for hanging around the large kettle drum and is constructed in the most beautiful green silk with heavy wire weave embroidery. Along its full length there are three large police insignia embroidered panels and two with the lettering 'SCHUTZPOLIZEI DUISBURG'. The complete drape is fringed at the base in silver wire and each panel is separated by a length of silver lace. The quality of the embroidery especially to the police insignia panels are of the highest quality of the Third Reich period. All of the cloth ties for fitting the drape to the kettle drum are in place and the final brown leather strap for securing it in its full circumference is also present. This police drum drape with an associated trumpet banner first appeared on the collectors market in London in the 1980's and presumably was brought back to the U.K. by one of the British Military Occupation Forces. No oxidisation to the embroidery, no staining to the green silk.
GERMAN WWII SCHUTZPOLIZEI WACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of unused stitch-in shoulder boards for Wachtmeister of the Schutzpolizei in silver and brown cord construction with green rayon underlay.
GERMAN WWII SCHWIMMWAGEN MANUAL AND ORIGINAL POUCH. An incredibly rare item of German military vehicle equipment being the driver’s manual for the highly desirable amphibious vehicle known as the Schwimmwagen. This fully illustrated manual unfortunately has the front cover missing. Image 1 and 2 are completely adrift from the main book, these images show Waffen SS troops operating the Schwimmwagen in water. The book then moves to Image 4, the book is then all intact and finishes at Image 61. It shows the full operation of the vehicle, how the engage the amphibious equipment, all of its electrical and gearing, full graphic details of the construction and operation of the Schwimmwagen. There is another loose sheet at the end, which relates to vehicles and two loose pages, which also relate to the Schwimmwagen, which are numbered Image 69 and Image 70. All contained in its original leatherette vehicle pouch, which was kept with every vehicle, stencilled to the exterior ‘WL’ (indicating a Luftwaffe vehicle) ‘109496’.
GERMAN WWII SIGNIATURE OF SS GRUPPENFUHRER RODENBUCHER. A single A4 size sheet, punch-holed, with pen signature of SS Gruppenfuhrer Rodenbucher. On the headed paper as an SS Gruppenfuhrer, dated 'February 1937', a letter from Rodenbucher to the Reichfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler at the Prinz Albercht Strasse (headquarters of the SS). The two page letter was regarding to his wife's religious beliefs as an evangelist and her membership of a religious organisation. Rodenbucher was a member of the Reichstag, he was SS leader in Alpenland. A small section of research is available with this signature.
GERMAN WWII SILVER WIRE FLIGHT PERSONNEL ARM BADGE. A rare piece of Luftwaffe insignia being the heavy bullion wire woven example on Luftwaffe glue grey background of the flight personnel arm badge. The four bladed propeller between two sets of wings. Superb embroidery. Stitches are clear where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII SIX POCKET MP40 MAGAZINE POUCH. One of the rarest pieces of German weapon equipment being the six pocket pouch for the MP38/40. This is a totally original example and should not be confused with the many copies available on the collectors market. The six pocket pouch was generally used by Luftwaffe paratroopers, also they were slung over the side of vehicles for easy access in combat. This example is in olive drab canvas, all white/cream stitching good and clear. The belt loops to the reverse side are constructed in the slightly lighter canvas colour with zinc loops. It has the side pouch for the loading tool. To the front of the pouch as the pouch is viewed the right hand closure tab has its Lux metal tip missing. The closure tabs, as can be seen, also constructed in web material of a slightly different colour than the web used on the belt loops to the reverse. Beautifully marked in dark ink ‘MP 38 U. 40’ on the upper reverse side. One interesting feature is how the closure flap is constructed from different scraps of canvas and two separate sections have been used to construct the closure flap itself. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SMALL EAGLE AND SWASTIKA PARTY PIN. A 10mm wingspan width NSDAP M.29 style eagle to be worn on civilian dress with its twisted and grooved securing pin. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SPANISH CROSS FOR RELATIVES OF THE DEAD CITATION. One of the rarest citations of the Third Reich period, only 315 awards of the Honour Cross for the dead in Spain were ever awarded, as with most German medals, of the medals themselves there were definitely more than 315 produced but there cannot be more than 315 citations, this is the large A4 size citation, unfolded, punch-holed, impressed in the lower left hand corner with the raised Third Reich eagle and swastika surrounded by a circlet of oak leaves, awarded to a husband and wife of a family Konrad, dated ‘17th January 1940’ with facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler. A fine accompaniment for a collector who has the rare honour of owning one of these awards.
GERMAN WWII SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITHOUT SWORDS. A very good example of a Spanish Cross in bronze without swords. Good convex shape. All bronze finish remaining. Slight damage to the tips of one of the arms of the central cross. Thin flat pin.
GERMAN WWII SPLINTER PATTERN REVERSIBLE MITTENS. An absolutely mint pair of the padded mittens worn with the winter padded suit, reversible to white. The mittens have the thumb and fore finger fitted, complete with their neck strap. No moth damage or staining, absolutely crisp material.
GERMAN WWII SS 44. PATTERN COMBAT TUNIC, WORN. A heavily service used SS four pocket dot pattern tunic with a small enough size to envisage that this possibly was worn by a member of the Hitler Youth Division in Normandy. Although washed many times this garment still has a good degree of its camouflage finish visible. It has had many depot repairs with the collar strengthened by stitching. Various small patches. Much wear around the buttonhole openings and stitch repairs to the lower skirt. All of the tunic is intact, there are no major parts replaced, all the pockets and pocket flaps are original and would be ideal for a Normandy display.
GERMAN WWII SS 8 YEAR MEDAL. A very fine example of the SS 8 Year Long Service medal. All bronzed finish remaining, complete with a short section of its watered blue silk ribbon with its standard teardrop suspension with its central ring having its very thin apex.
GERMAN WWII SS ALLACH JULELICHTER AWARD DOCUMENTS. For the students of the SS Porcelain Allach it is well known that the Julelichter in Red /Brown earthenware production is a item that is not difficult to obtain on the collectors market, the documentaion that should accompany it is extremely rare, we have the award document and 2 accompanying letters to a SD /Gestapo recipient. The award document itself is A4 size with the heading of the Reichsfuhrer SS with a facsimilie signiature of Heinrich Himmler at the bottom of document dated Julfest 1941,letter from the Commander of SD Abschnitt Bayreuth to a Emil Popp on the 18 th December 1941 informing him that he will be receiving the Julefest award, followed by a second letter on the headed paper of the SD commander of Bayreuth on the same subject dated 22 nd December 1941, all the three documents have been folded twice, a rare grouping.
GERMAN WWII SS AUTUMN MITTENS. An absolutely untouched barn found pair of mittens, which are of the SS autumn type camouflage. The interior is reversible to white. These mittens have clearly lain untouched for years and have suffered from age and some mouse chewing, they would in fact display fairly well as the upper elements are reasonable, however the palm areas are rather poor and very shredded upon on mitten. The original tie cords remain partially present and these are completely dirty and untouched from storage.
GERMAN WWII SS AUTUMN PATTERN PARKA. An exceptionally good condition autumn pattern camouflage reversible to white winter padded parka. The camouflage pattern is good and bright overall. There is no moth damage or staining to the garment except for one or two minor nicks to the cloth. It is complete with its hood. All of the interior buttons are the original white/cream. It has it's original waist tightening cord and hood tightening cord
GERMAN WWII SS BUCHENWALD CAMP GUARD COMPLETE FILE. An extremely rare set of records showing the full service history of SS Mann Heinz Reichenbach, born 16.2.1915. This original records office file contains many items of paperwork relating to his service including his punch holed covered SS soldbuch with photograph of Reichenbach side on view wearing the M.40 style tunic. Further identical photograph on his record file. He was previously a member of Allgemine Unit Thuringen and subsequently became a guard at the concentration camp Weimar-Buchenwald. Other than the entry of Weimar-Buchenwald his soldbuch is empty with the exception of page 2, 4 and 5. Within the record file there are again virtually identical photographs as his soldbuch but then unusually a full length photo of Reichenbach, hatless, wearing his SS uniform of the early style with the angled hip pockets and skull collar patch, which is the VT pattern. Apart from the soldbuch there are 22 separate items of paperwork including his May 1939 promotion document from SS Sturnmann to Staffel-Rottenfuhrer.
GERMAN WWII SS CAR PENNANT. A rare all metal painted SS car pennant, measuring 30cms x 16cms, standard black painted finish with white SS runes within a circlet. The edge of the flag both sides in a twisted cord of black and white, which simulates the black and silver twisted cord of early Allgemeine collar patches. Some slight rusting that can be seen from our web images. Complete with its fixing brackets, which are in nickel and one is marked ‘RZM M1 61’.
GERMAN WWII SS CROATIAN BELT BUCKLE. A very rare all steel buckle belonging to the Einsatz Staffel of the Volks Deutsche Gruppe in Croatia. Good finish remaining, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII SS DOT PATTERN PADDED TROUSERS. In the realms of SS camouflage patterns the smooth material 44 dot pattern padded trousers are probably one of the rarest garments. This pair have been heavily used, repaired and restored. Numerous slits to the material have been re-sewn, there are patches and repaired areas. We have tried to illustrate these with our web images however extra images could be available if so desired.
GERMAN WWII SS FORMER POLICE ARM LOZENGE. A rare piece of SS insignia being the lozenge shaped Bevo woven police insignia, which was worn by SS members who served as former policemen. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SS INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A rare single A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault badge to a member of the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division Latvian, awarded to Waffen Grenadier Aivars Riekstinjsh of 12./Waffen-Gren.Rgt.D.SS 33 (LETT.NR.4), dated ‘13th April 1945’, ink signature of Waffen SS Standartenfuhrer Junums. Excellent condition, non punch holed, folded once. After heavy fighting against the Soviets in West Prussia the remains of the division were formed into a Kampfgruppe, 40 officers, 126 NCO’s and 658 men managed to fight their way over the river Elbe and surrendered to the Americans. Much research is available on Standartenfuhrer Junums, he was appointed Commander of the 4th Volunteer Regiment Latvian Legion in April 43 and awarded the German Cross in Gold in January 45.
GERMAN WWII SS JAGDVERBAND SUDOST WEHRPASS. An ultra rare standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued late war to a member of SS Jagdverband Sudost, this was the special unit formed for commando operations mainly behind enemy lines by Otto Skorzany. The original owner, Josef Matheis, was a Volks Deutsche born in 1927 in Croatia. Pass photograph shows Matheis wearing M.43 tunic, hatless, clearly showing SS runic collar patch with the over-stamp to the photograph as an SS Panzer Grenadier unit. Page 11 showing details of service from the 3rd November 1944 with a Panzer Grenadier unit with page 12 showing the same unit detail plus on the 9th April 1945 a member of SS/Jagdverband Sudost. Very few details in the remainder of the wehrpass apart of the issue of weapons, nevertheless a very rare document to this unit.
GERMAN WWII SS M.43 EAGLE AND SKULL SET. The grey machine embroidered on grey green material combined SS eagle and skull for affixing to the SS M.43 visored field cap. Absolutely mint condition, never adhered to a cap. Condition:
GERMAN WWII SS MANN’S M.43 CAP. A superb condition very large size SS Mann’s M.43 visor field cap. Good nap to the cloth overall, complete with its large size triangular one piece machine embroidered SS style eagle with skull below, cross hatch stitched, twin front buttons, herringbone twill lining with evidence of wear use in the forehead area. Stamped size ‘58’
GERMAN WWII SS MARKED ANKLE BOOTS. A superb condition large size pair of the brown ankle boots. This pair issued to SS troops, beautiful brown leather, excellent form to the feet, good white stitching visible, both tongues fitted to the boots, both boots have their toe and heel cleats and all of their hobnails fitted. Marked in the recess below the rear heel ‘SS’ within a circle, ‘95/4’ followed by ‘RZM’ within a circle. They are stamped size ‘46’ they are also rubber ink stamped, maker marked ‘SW’ with a date ‘1935’ to the interior, also within the rubber ink stamping there is what appears to be ‘SS Frei Willinger St Georgien’, the identical stamping to the right hand boot is too faint to read. We can only assume these were boots issued to the SS Verfugungstruppen. On page 33 of Andre Mollo’s excellent work Uniforms of the SS volume 3, SS Verfungenstruppen 33 to 39 there is an excellent image of an SS Verfungenstruppen cleaning his ankle boots within a barracks, clearly can be viewed the thickness of the sole, which is identical to the boots offered here. A very rare item of footwear of a rare pre war SS unit.
GERMAN WWII SS MEMBERSHIP CARD. Scarce hard card ausweis measuring 9cms x 12cms, belonging to Johannes Ehrnberg, born 1901, membership card issued 28th September 1934 with facsimile signature of Heinrich Himmler on the reverse side with official green membership stamp. Photograph of Ehrnberg slightly faded wearing an Allgemeine uniform with black and white twisted NCO’s cording to the collar, hatless. At present situated in a framed partially sealed Perspex cover, which can be opened.
GERMAN WWII SS NCO’S SWORD. A good overall condition SS NCO’s sword, the blade is in good order measuring 91cms, some light nicks to the non sharpened edge. Turned ebony grip undamaged, some slight spotting to the nickel plating of the D shaped hilt with its correct oval SS runic symbol to the tip of the grip. SS marked within a square to the upper throat of the scabbard. The scabbard itself is totally undamaged retaining much of its original black painted finish with slight chipping.
GERMAN WWII SS OAK LEAF ZELTBAHN. An extremely good condition reversible spring to autumn zeltbahn used by the Waffen SS troops. No tears or stains. All zeltbahn buttons fitted with original ropes. Small sections to the edging are of the slightly different pattern camouflage with numbered panels.
GERMAN WWII SS PANZER INSIGNIA. A very rare single shoulder board for the SS Division Panzer School . Black centred board, pink silk piped, two rank pips and surrounding tress for the rank of Hauptscharfuhrer with a matching gothic ‘L’ between the two rank pips. Slip on version with its black woollen/canvas tab.
GERMAN WWII SS PANZER M.43 FIELD CAP. A good Waffen SS Panzer field cap, Dachau made. This is one of the classic Dachau made M.43 caps, standard all black material with the exterior of the front peak covered in black wool cloth and the underside being naked board. Stamped size ‘55’ with faint traces of a ‘1945’ date to the inner herringbone lining. The insignia fitted is the one-piece triangular SS eagle with skull below. For some unknown reason the top left and right edges of the triangular shaped one-piece insignia have been trimmed down, with the original stitch work remaining applied to the cap. Also one of the side scallops of the cap has been hand sewn half way along its length to the main body, our only analysis of this was to make the cap a snugger fit for the wearer. The cap is totally moth and damage free, the interior is lined with two separate pieces of material. The upper inner crown, which is in a very light herringbone weave, the interior of the sides are in the material commonly found amongst army tunics used as lining material, this application of different material is absolutely typical of end of war strategy of using up any scraps that can be used around the production floor. Most of the workers at these Dachau clothing works were concentration cap inmates.
GERMAN WWII SS PIONEER NCO SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board with black silk piping for Pioneer unit, black centre, with one single row of tress surrounding the board for the rank of SS Unterscharfuhrer. Some oxidisation to the silver tress, complete with its wool and canvas slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII SS PIONEER SHOULDER BOARD. A service worn single slip-on shoulder board for an SS Pioneer Mann. One single shoulder board, black silk piped for Pioneer, black centre for SS with field grey underlay and its single slip-on attachment tag.
GERMAN WWII SS POLICE PANZER GRENADIER REGIMENT IDENTITY DISC. A rare zinc one-piece splittable identity disc that has been ground dug but no corrosion for ‘7/SS-POL.PZ.GREN.RGT.2.’ (7TH company 4th SS Police Panzer Grenadier Regiment 2.) Individually numbered ‘243’. An ideal example of the Police Infantry Units used on the Eastern Front.
GERMAN WWII SS POLICE REGIMENT BOZEN ID TAG. A rare aluminium one-piece splittable identity tag for a member of Signals Unit No.91 of SS Police Regiment Bozen. This formation was formed from ethnic Germans from the South Tyrol and was involved in the Ardeantine massacre in Rome after one of its patrols had been ambushed by communist partisans.
GERMAN WWII SS POLICE SOLDBUCH. A rare soldbuch with soft cover in light tan, heavily printed with SS runes. The original owner’s name of ‘Dopp’ hand applied to the cover. The recipient’s photograph, hatless, wearing police uniform and wearing the Infantry Assault Badge, awards shown as SA Military Sports Badge, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Black Wound Badge, East Front Medal, Infantry Assault Badge. This senior NCO obviously was a member of one of the SS Police Combat Divisions. One punch hole through the base of the book.
GERMAN WWII SS SIGNALLER SLEEVE DIAMOND. A mint unissued condition lozenge shaped sleeve diamond, very finely embroidered lightning blitz in grey embroidery on black Melton cloth background.
GERMAN WWII SS SMOOTH MATERIAL DOT PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT TROUSERS A very scarce pair of the 1944 dot pattern camouflage trousers as worn by the Waffen SS, these trousers are unusually a good medium size we state this as the smooth suits are most commonly seen being worn by SS trooops of the 10 th SS Hitler Youth division and are consequently very small sizes,there is no damage or repairs on any part of the garment just overall slight fading to the colour, all of the belt loops and metal waist adjusters are present some buttons have been replaced, interestingly as we have noticed over many years of handling this type of material when these garments were being constructed small offcuts from the floor of the factorys have been used in the construction and in this instance a small section of the rear inner pocket lining is used with the herringbone camouflage material as inner lining, the upper inner waistband is lined with grey cotton and the pocket bags with standard light tan heavy cotton weave, a rare pair of trousers.
GERMAN WWII SS SWEDISH VOLUNTEER IDENTITY DISC. An extremely rare aluminium two-piece splittable identity disc to soldier no. 980 in Stamm.-Schwd 3./SS-PZ.JG.ABT.5 (Swedish Volunteer Gruppe 3rd Company SS Division Viking.
GERMAN WWII SS WAR CORRESPONDANT’S SOLDBUCH AND WEHRSTAMMBUCH. An extremely rare grouping of early type soldbuch without facility for a photograph to SS Schutz Heinrich Peetz, award shown in the soldlbuch include the NSDAP 10 year Long Service medal, the Entry into Sudetenland medal, the Old Fighters arm chevron for the SS, War Service Cross 2nd class. His wehrstammbuch is full of details about his service. There is some damp damage towards the rear of the file but everything is still legible containing full service details including certificate of his appointment to the SS Kriegsberichter-Abt and he served with the 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich. There is also a photograph in civilian dress. It would appear that this wehrstammbuch was at one stage in Russian hands as there is wording to the front cover in the Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRPASS FOR MAIDANEK & FLOSSENBURG KZ CAMPS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued to Georg Daniel. The lower part of the cover with large Waffen SS stamp over the word ‘RUMANIAN’. This is a 2nd issue wehrpass, large photograph of Daniel in Waffen SS Totenkopf uniform, hatless. He was a Rumanian first serving at Maidanek July 43 to September 44 and further at the Flossenburg Camp from September 44, he was bi-lingual in German, Rumanian and Hungarian.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRPASS SERVICE FILE. A rare SS wehrpassand complete service file to a member of SS Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel. The wehrpass with excellent photograph facing camera, hatless, wearing the M.43 tunic with the SS runic collar patch and black shoulder boards clearly showing. To the front of the wehrpass hand applied in the lower rectangle ‘VD-Ungaren’ indicating that the soldier Wilhelm Schindler was a Volks Deutche Youth from Hungary, born in Budapest. Service runs from 23.5.1943 in the wehrpass and served in the Staff Battery of SS Artillery Regiment 18 of the 18th SS Panzer Grenadier Division Horst Wessel in June 44 to February 45. A very comprehensive service file in its original semi hard card folder.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRSTAMMBUCH FOR PZ.GREN RGT DEUTSCHLAND. An extremely comprehensive wehrstammbuch, this was the book that was kept at the local recruiting office and as the individual moved from unit to unit all of these details were recorded in the wehrstammbuch. This example is heavily stamped with a twin set of runic symbols to the front cover. The service file begins in 1935 and runs through to 1944, first being a member of Panzer Grenadier Regiment Deutschland then 17th SS Panzer Grenadier Division Goetz Von Berlichingen. An early member of Deutschland having joined in 1936, fought in Poland 1939, France 1940, Yugoslavia 1941 and subsequently in Russia where he was wounded by a shell splinter whilst serving with Deutschland in July 1941. His highest rank obtained was Hauptscharfuehrer, he was awarded the Entry into Austria medal, the Sudentenland medal, a 4 year SS Long Service medal, the Wound Badge in black, the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Infantry Assault Badge. Excellent file.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRSTAMMBUCH. The wehrstammbuch is the record book of each individual soldier held at depot headquarters, it holds the full details of the individual soldier and his service records and awards. This particular example is stamped ‘SS’ to the top left hand corner, it also has some Russian ink writing indicating that the soldier was a prisoner of the Russians. It all relates to the soldier Horst Greinke who was born 17th June 1921, it would appear that he was a member of the SS Gebergs Jager Regiment Reinhard Heydrich, there are many accompanying typed letters regarding his service, one of which relates to his service in 5.(Gen)Komp.SS-Geb.Jager-Ers.Btl.Nord. The whole file is worthy of further research.
GERMAN WWII SS WEHRSTAMMBUCH. The wehrstammbuch is the personal file of the men that were kept at the local recruiting office and as he moves from unit to unit details are recorded in his wehrstammbuch. This example belonging to Kurt Rosner born on the 26th July 1907. Joined in September 1944 and was a member of SS Pz.Ausb.U.Erts.Bt.3. transferred to the SS Rekrutendepot Kurmark in October 44. The loose photograph within the file in civilian dress, he had an interesting military training section showing him able to use the Polish P.35 Radom pistol, an Italian submachine gun, the Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck. In the last days of the war the Kurmark Division was one of those almost destroyed in the Halbe Cauldron.
GERMAN WWII SS/ARMY PANZER NCO’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A beautiful matched set of Panzer pink silk piped shoulder boards, slip on variety, black centred, complete with slip on tabs for use on the army black Panzer wrap over uniform.
GERMAN WWII SS/VT ARTILLERY MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A very rare item of headress from the SS being the pre war SS/VT Artillery unit enlisted mans oversea,s cap. Standard M 38 Army issued cap in a size 57 , overall the nap of the cloth has disappeared with the nap under the side flaps still evident , the metal Totenkopf button is RZM marked , Artillery Red waffenfarbe in V section to front with its rare SS triangular form eagle to side of cap.,some minor moth nips to cap especially under the waffenfarbe,the interior lining is the standard ribbed heavy cotton twill , the cap is devoid of any markings,all of the white stitching to cap has bleached to a very light cream with the passage of years.
GERMAN WWII STALHELM MEMBERSHIP PIN. The small steel helmet stamped to front the Iron Cross followed by ‘Der Stalhelm’ with tinny type fixing to reverse side, measuring 25 x 15mm.
GERMAN WWII STANDARD WATER BOTTLE. Marked ‘GNL44’ to the aluminium neck, complete with original cloth cover. The four side fixing male/female pop studs are in place and working correctly. All leather strapping good. Complete with Bakelite cap.
GERMAN WWII STATE SERVICE FLAG, LARGE. A good condition Reich State Service flag, deep red colour, large eagle and swastika to the left hand side, good definition to the central swastika and surrounding black lines on its white central circlet. 10 foot x 6 foot or 310cms complete with both metal suspension hooks and central rope. No staining, moth or damage. An impressive display item.
GERMAN WWII STEEL AMMUNITION TIN. A typical factory tan finnished all stell box with russet rust and a reasonable percentage of original tan paint reamianing, lid functions well marked BZT 43
GERMAN WWII STYRIAN (AUSTRIAN) NAZI PARTY MEMBERSHIP PIN. A very rare Austrian Styrian circular pierced membership badge constructed in aluminium with coloured central shield. 20mm in circumference. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side with its small tinny type fixing.
GERMAN WWII SUPPLEMENTARY EQUIPMENT BAG. This is the hand held canvas bag with two closure straps with a simple briefcase style handle. Issued to all troops and used extensively taking equipment up to the frontline. Leather edge binding throughout. An excellent item in very used lightly worn condition.
GERMAN WWII TAG DER ARBEIT 1934 TINNY. A struck brass tinny in excellent condition, Tag Der Arbeit 1934, complete with pin back fixing.
GERMAN WWII TAG DER ARBEIT 1935 DAY BADGE. All aluminium day badge, complete with its reverse pin fixing and maker marked in raised relief. Excellent condition. 35mm x 45mm dimensions.
GERMAN WWII TAN PAINTED LATE WAR PETROL CAN. An excellent condition petrol can known as the jerry can, maker coded ‘DAS’, all markings clear, good clear date of ‘1944’. Some slight surface rusting but generally excellent colour overall.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A beautiful solid construction Tank Assault badge in bronze, excellent detail to the face side with all of the tracks to the tank being sharply defined. Non maker marked. Complete with its original vertical hook and pin construction system.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER BY FLL. A very good condition Tank Assault Badge in silver retaining all of its original finish. Solid construction. Maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side ‘FLL’ which is the Company of Friedrich Linden of Ludenscheid. Complete with its vertical hinge pin and hook construction.
GERMAN WWII TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good solid construction ‘RK’ marked Tank Assault badge in silver, some toning to the face side of the award but beautiful detail. Semi solid construction, complete with its original pin hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII TENO ARMBAND. A good example of a rare original example of the Bevo woven Teno armband. The multi-coloured red, white and black insignia finely woven into the light silk-like cloth of the band. Clearly woven to the reverse side ‘Bevo-Wuppertal Ges Gesch’ to the reverse side. The majority of these armbands that appear on the market are printed and are of doubtful originality, this example is superb.
GERMAN WWII TENO AWARD UNCASED. A most beautiful example of the Teno award for technical service with ‘1922’ tablet at base. Totally undamaged enamels to the red, silver and black central Teno insignia. Maker marked ‘Karl Hensler, Pforzheim’ to the pin with the reverse of the central motif marked ‘Ges Gesch’ and numbered ‘2278’.
GERMAN WWII TENO EAGLE. The machine embroidered grey Teno type eagle on its triangular form Hessian backing. Totally unused.
GERMAN WWII TENO ENLISTED MANS DAGGER WITH HANGER. A good condition Teno mans hewer, the blade with slight age staining but unsharpened and non abused. Fully marked with Eickhorn trademark, the outstretched winged Teno eagle, etch marked underneath the langet ‘2070’. Slight traces of the black patination remaining in the lower field of the cross guard. Plating all intact to the grip, slight knocks to the edge of the top pommel. Two minor cracks to one of the grips. All fitted into its matching scabbard, which is number stamped ‘2070’ to the throat. Good plating to the upper and lower scabbard mount. All original paint remaining to the scabbard with slight age lines and complete with its undamaged leather clipped hanger, which is ‘Assmann’ stamped on the reverse side of the hanger. The leather is good and supple with the closing strap unbroken, we mention this as it is quite a common occurrence for the closure strap to be rotten and broken. All screws to the scabbard are original and with the heads unturned.
GERMAN WWII TENO ENLISTED MANS HEWER. An extremely clean Teno enlisted mans hewer, excellent blade with full markings of the Eickhorn company plus the Teno insignia. Matched numbers ‘5814’ etched to the blade below the Teno style eagle and swastika and matched number stamped to the throat of the scabbard ‘5814’. Good tight fitting to the scabbard. The white grips are completely undamaged. Some lack of the lacquer to the hilt but still much of the original black patinated chemical finish within the lower field of the eagle and swastika cross guard and in the areas of the cogwheel insignia. Plating good to the upper and lower scabbard mounts without any indentations. All original screws in place with good black painted finish to the scabbard with minor scratches.
GERMAN WWII TENO ENLISTED MANS OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. Beautifully Bevo woven in silver wire on navy blue background, already folded into its triangular form for fitting to the overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII TENO IDENTITY DISC. A rare identity disc in aluminium one-piece splittable, marked ‘TN.GR.MITTE STAB NR.7’ (Teno Group Mitte Staff Member No. 7) a rare issue to the Teno unit operating with Army Group Centre in Russia. Still with a section of original suspension string fitted.
GERMAN WWII TENO OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. The most beautifully woven in Bevo weave silvered eagle of the Teno on its blue backing for fitting to the Teno overseas cap. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII TENO ROTTWACHTMEISTER’S SHOULDER BOARD WITH MANUFACTURER’S TAG. A single late war non backed shoulder board, stitch-on style for a Teno Rottwachtmeister, complete with its original Berlin manufacturer’s label attached.
GERMAN WWII TEREK COSSACK VOLUNTEER SLEEVE SHIELD. A beautiful insignia set, cut from a uniform, possibly by a British intelligence officer of a Bevo woven Terek Cossack arm shield with two individual sections of rank tress below, probably indicating a squadron number within the Terek Cossacks. Cutting insignia such as this from tunics was very prevalent amongst British interrogation officers. Condition:
GERMAN WWII THE BOOK OF THE ARMY, DAS BUCH VOM HEER. Interesting good condition work measuring 23 x 16 cms, Das Buch Vom Heer, written by a Major Von Zeska from the OKW. Official NSDAP acceptance stamp from Gau Schleswig-Holstein to the upper inner cover, copyright 1940 with message and facsimile signature of the head of the army Field Marshall Von Brauchitsch. It relates the history of the army from 1918 to 1938. 207 pages of text with over 60 black and white photographs. For those interested in the development and history of the new German Army this is an excellent work.
GERMAN WWII THE HERO HEAD. A fabulous head and upper shoulder bust of the image commonly known as The Hero, this artistic bust was first designed during WWI and was subsequently carried over to WWII with the addition of the Third Reich eagle and swastika to the helmet, sitting on a double level marble base, the height of the actual hero itself is 21cms, overall including the base 30cms. The eagle and swastika to the helmet is perfectly clear, one chip to a corner of the lower base with an inscribed plaque sitting to the face awarded to a member of the 8th Battery of an unidentified unit with the date from 8.11.34 to 10.11.1938. A wonderful central display piece for a Third Reich collection.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS GREATCOAT. An absolutely magnificent issue quality rare greatcoat in the dark khaki brown wool, which we reagrd as the hardest of all the Afika Korps uniform parts to obtain, The item is in excellent used condition with much nap of cloth remaining, however there is wear to the high points. There are one or two small moth nips but the overall condition is extremely good. The size is a good medium for a mannequin. The item shows light service wear and has a complete compliment of Afrika Korps painted buttons to the double breasted front and rear belt. The insignia fitted is an absolutely complete and matching colour set of the tropical shoulder boards piped in blue silk for a medical NCO with golden tress surrounding each board, slip-on style. To the interior is an excellent set of stampings, these include a full maker’s address, sizing and what appears to be a 42 issue stamp. Heavyweight twill tropical type olive green lining is excellent and the green rayon lining to the sleeves remains also in good condition with just slight service staining. At the very base of the garment a rodent has nibbled away at the cloth in two places, one area measures 3cms x 4 cms with an adjacent moth hole, the other opposing area measures also 3cms x 3cms. Condition:
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH DIPLOMATIC INSIGNIA. An arm insignia and cuff title of a general government official. The beautifully hand embroidered shield insignia with the Third Reich eagle and three stars below, accompanied by the OST cuff title. Full length, has been removed from a tunic with attachment threads still in place. Beautiful hand embroidered lettering of ‘OST’ with silver lace to the upper and lower parts of the cuff band. The length of the cuff band indicates it may have been fitted to a greatcoat. There is an excellent photograph on page 107 of Uniforms Insignia of the German Foreign Office and Government Ministry 1938-1945 by Jill Halcomb and on the following page 188 a close-up of the OST cuff title.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH FRAUENSCHAFT (WOMEN’S MEMBERS BADGE.) Measuring 45 x 40mm, beautiful enamel, one minor crack in the central white arm. ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief on reverse side with high quality tinny pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH FRONTKAMPFER MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A finely crafted 20mm circumference badge of a German steel helmet overlaid on swastika for the Frontkampfer Organisation. Maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side. Complete with tinny type fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH SPORTS ASSOCIATION LEADERS BADGE IN WHITE METAL. A 15mm width sports Association badge marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side plus makers marking all in raised relief. Fine detail to the eagle, complete with its civilian dress twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH SPORTS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS BADGE. A very fine quality Sports Association members lapel pin, marked to the rear ‘DRL’. Very fine detail. 15mm wingspan. All bronze finish remaining, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII THIRD REICH WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION ENAMEL BADGE. A lovely condition Frauenschaft award in triangular form measuring 4.5 cms. The enamel is undamaged but slightly flat, complete with its tinny type pin construction in raised relief on the reverse side and marked in raised relief ‘RZM’ within a circle over the number ‘63’.
GERMAN WWII TRIANGULAR SWASTIKA CAR PENNANT. A good car pennant, basic deep red field with applied white central circlet with a machine applied black swastika. Some light age foxing to the white central circular field. Pin holes where various badges have been attached. Complete with two nickel pole attachment rings. This would be one of a pair of car pennants, that would possibly have accompanied a political leaders pennant. Measuring 20cm x 36cm.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BELT AND BUCKLE. A good large size 100cms tropical web waist belt, clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’, complete with its maker marked and dated ‘1941’ buckle complete with all its original olive drab paint finish in one-piece steel. Condition:
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL BREAD BAG. An excellent slightly service used olive drab canvas bread bag complete with all web fittings, also complete with all its zeltbahn type closure buttons, canvas belt loops. Some evidence of service wear but no damage.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL GAS CAPE BAG. Excellent stored condition sand canvas carrying bag for the gas cape, complete with its two loops on the reverse for laying onto the gas mask shoulder strap. Slight rusting to the male part of the closing press stud system and light storage staining. Unidentifiable markings inside the closing section.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL PAINTED M40 COMBAT HELMET. A Q64 M40 shell that was originally issued in the standard grey finish as a single decal has had two overcoats of camouflage painting, the first, which is visible just above the ordnance grey is the more pink North African colour, followed by a further coat of a tan more commonly encountered in the southern areas of Europe i.e., the Balkans and southern Italy. At least 85% of the last coat is present with various abrasions and scratches can be seen on the web images. One graze to the last finish just below the left hand air vent revealing the original army decal below. The last coat of paint has only stayed to half of two of the liner holder rivets. The helmet is with its completely untouched leather sweatband with some frail tongues but with its original drawstring and its original fully maker ‘Solingen 1940’ dated chinstrap. A good example of a multi theatre used three times over-painted finish.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL WATER BOTTLE STRAP. The tan canvas strap measuring 55cms in length with its galvanised steel roller buckle and Lux pointed tip, complete with its extra leather tab.
GERMAN WWII TROPICAL Y STRAPS. A good set of well service used webbing and leather tropical Y straps. The long multiple suspender section is constructed in webbing with some fraying and rust to the metal fittings. It would appear that the single back section was never fitted with its canvas section and a leather section used. The condition of the leather section is identical to the condition of the webbing section and this set would be excellently suited for a service worn tropical mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII TURKISTAN FOREIGN VOLUNTEERS ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the 3rd design for the Turkistan/Russian Army volunteers with the German Armed Forces in WWII.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN AUXILIARY POLICE SHOULDER STRAPS. A scarce pair of shoulder straps in police green wool cloth, beautifully machine embroidered swastika to the centre of each board with silver bullion edging, possibly indicating senior nco rank. Complete with both of their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. A beautiful Bevo of Wuppertal woven Ukrainian volunteer arm shield. Cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEER SLEEVE INSIGNIA. The rare Bevo woven sleeve insignia of the Ukrainian raised Schutzmannschaft, cut from roll, one minor rust coloured stain, mountain green Bevo weave on mid green background.
GERMAN WWII UKRAINIAN VOLUNTEERS CAP BADGE. The metallic badge worn on possibly the overseas cap by Ukrainian with the German armed forces.
GERMAN WWII UNATTRIBUTED POLICE ARM PATCH. A beautifully machine woven green and black on police green wool, semi circular, arm badge for a police uniform without a designated town name. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII UNIFORMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1933-1945 A superb condition three volume set of this highly desirable set of books. Dealing with all aspects of the German army from 33-45. Published by Roger James Bender and authored by John R Angolia and Adolf Schlicht. Volume 3 has one spine edge knock otherwise all three are perfect.
GERMAN WWII UNIFORMS OF THE SS VOLUME 5. One of the volumes of the seven set group of books published by Mollo in 1971, this volume focusing on the Secret State Police and the Criminal Police.
GERMAN WWII VETERAN’S ASSOCIATION LAPEL PIN. Beautifully enamelled in red, black and silver, slight chip to the enamel, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII VOLKS ARTILLERY KORPS 406 CITATION GROUPING. An unusual group of three citations, all A5 sized, all three punch holed for filing, folded twice to Unteroffizier Heinz Meiner who was a member of Volks Artillery Korps 406 who fought in both the Ardennes and on the Eastern Front. Iron Cross 1st Class dated ‘14th March 1945’, swastika on the top of the citation and on the unit stamp obliterated, pen signed by Co