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

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

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






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An excellent example of the high quality NSDAP 15 year Long Service medal. Heavy construction, absolutely beautiful and totally undamaged translucent blue enamel with good bright silvered finish to the remainder of the award, complete with its original ribbon.
All in full colour, all except one have been stamped and franked 14th August 1936.
Possibly the most difficult element of any British WWI uniform is the footwear. Virtually all of the boots were worn home by the soldiers, worn out by working in industrial locations and thrown away, this is an excellent pair of the B5 boots, clearly size stamped and dated ‘1917’ to the inner sole, punch holed WD marked to the left and right hand side of each boot. One boot is complete with a leather lace, the other without a lace. They are complete with both of their heel and toe cleats with some original nails left. Stitching is good and strong. There is a cut to the inside of the left hand boot, which has been featured in our web images but are still very displayable and can be used on a British infantryman’s mannequin. Evidence of the original pebbling to the leather evident.
A beautiful condition all steel Prussian enlisted man’s belt buckle retaining virtually all of its original field grey green finish with some thinness on the edges with its near mint condition leather tab, which is ‘Nurnberg’ maker marked with the last two letters of the date ‘18’.
A good example of the German Eagle Order 3rd Class, good finish remaining to the eagles placed in between the arms of the white enamel Maltese Cross. Good gilt to the crossed swords. To the reverse side the tip of one of the arms of the Maltese Cross the white enamel has minor chips. Fitted with its correct black, white and red ribbon. The small pinhole to the centre of the ribbon where the award was once removed from its box and pinned to a collector’s display board. The ribbon is complete with its dress fitting pin. The medal is with its fitted presentation case which is gold blocked to the upper inner lid ‘Verdienstkreuz III.Stufe Des Ordens Vom Deutschen Adler’ with its black velvet base. The box is in excellent condition with good gilt blocking to the national eagle and gilded edge. Slight scratches to the edges of the base. The catch is present and fully gilded.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE BY JMME & SOHN. The maker JMME & Sohn Berlin is rare to find on a Luftwaffe Flak Badge. Excellent quality early nickel type, wonderful detail to the 88mm gun, huge differences can be seen in the design of the JMME example against other manufacturers, especially in the thinness of the laurel wreath. Impressed to the reverse ‘JMME’ complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly. Condition:
. A single slip-on shoulder board belonging to a Luftwaffe General of Flyers. Very fine gold and silver weave on a rather toned white wool underlay, two large silver rank pips, which retain approximately 50% of their original silvering, complete with its slip-on tab, as removed from the prisoner’s uniform whilst the General was a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
1940 DATED SAM BROWNE BELT A waist belt only of the Sam Browne set, maker marked 'D.Power & Sons' dated '1940'. Some slight dryness to tongue part of belt but generally good and supple, all brass fittings. Condition:
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.
2ND PATTERN NICKEL FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE, UNIT IDENTIFIED. A nice condition all nickel 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, excellent length blade, with its original profile, oval cross guard in nickel as is the machine chased grip. The cross guard is marked broad arrow ‘56’, in its original 1st pattern scabbard with the lower tip in nickel. Both leg straps are fitted. The elasticated hilt retaining strap is complete but it has lost the majority of its elasticity. This Fairbairn Sykes knife was carried by a member of the West Yorkshire Regiment in the 5th Infantry Division (India). Wrapped around the upper part of the scabbard is a section of blue cloth with the moth damage remains of the red central ball of fire indicating the insignia of the 5th Indian Infantry Division. The identity of the wearer can be narrowed down even further, to which brigade of the division he was serving. The 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment was serving with the 9th Indian Infantry Brigade. A lovely condition and scarce knife with history.
3 AWARD CITATIONS TO OBERST ERICH BERNHARDT. An unusual group of three awards to a Colonel of the 1st Battalion 105th Infantry Regiment, part of the 72nd Infantry Division. Comprising: Third Reich awarded War Honour Cross with Swords, date of award 25th January 1935. The A5 size punch-holed citation for the rare Royal Bulgarian Order of Bravery 4th Class, 1st Grade, with the facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Keitel, date of award 2nd December 1941. The punch-holed A5 citation to Oberstleutnant Erich Bernhardt for the Krim Shield dated 23rd August 1942 with the facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Manstein. The awards are unusual insomuch as the Royal Bulgarian Order was awarded through Army High Command. Berndardt was obviously a WWI veteran and who served in the Landespolizie in between the wars. Accompanying the three citations are four A4 sized sheets of research, both in text and map form showing the area of operations, deployment and after action reports of the 73rd Infantry Division, which after 1940 were all on the Eastern Front and a lot of action in the area of Sevastopol. All of the research put together by the foremost researcher in the U.K.
3 X WWI RELATED BOOKS. German Infantry 14-18 by Nash, German Weapons and Uniform by Hicks and Austrian Storm Troopers. These three books are excellent, the Storm Trooper book being in Austrian with much detail and excellent black and white pictures of Austrian Storm Troops. The German Infantry book being an early Almark book with excellent line drawings and many period and colour plates. The German Uniforms and Insignia by Hicks is a very good American long out of print book with excellent plates, particularly of trench mortars and other trench weaponry, as well as good period plates of weapons and grenades. Priced for the three books.
5TH INDIAN DIVISION SLOUCH HAT. One of an extensive collection of slouch hats recently purchased by us, this particular example is very much above average in terms of condition. It is a 1943 Australian made version and worn by a member of the 5th Indian Division. To the side is the red ball of fire upon black insignia in wool. The pagri is good and tight and multi folded. The hat is in an excellent low shape. There is the typical Carr Australia press stud, which functions well to the side. The original chin strap is present as is the leather band with the typical Australian maker code marks and a clear date of '43'. The hat is in an excellent shape.
65314 A large size 200 x 335 Reich Service flag. The flag which has a large outstretched winged and swastika to one corner of the flag with the large swastika on a white field to the centre. To its canvas selvage edge it is marked 'R.Dienstflg 200 x 335', followed by the maker's logo. Some minor staining to the lower central area with one or two tears. Generally the flag has good colour and is in good condition for display.
67603 A beautifully tightly woven celion yellow eagle on dark navy blue background. Glued paper on the reverse side where this item has been attached to a collectors display board, however a superb example.
70621 One of the most difficult items of Kriegsmarine uniform to obtain is the white Kriegsmarine side cap with its correct insignia, this is a very fine example of a cap marked ‘K’ (Kiel) size ‘56’ with its correct blue on white embroidered summer eagle and its Bevo woven cockade. Two minor rust stains to the crown area otherwise absolutely perfect.
A GUIDE TO COLLECTING THE HEADGEAR OF THE 1914 GERMAN ARMY. A 237 page work authored by James D. Turinetti. Although this work is only ring bounded and the paper quality is slightly lower than standard the work itself is superb and it has to be a must in anybodies library who is interested in the collecting of Imperial German headdress. This is the ultimate pickelhaube collector German headdress collecting for dummies. James Turinetti takes us through all of the individual features of both the officers and men's helmets of the Imperial German Army. He gives translations of all the parts of the helmet with in-depth photographs of all the minutiae of both the officers and men's helmets, which includes standard pickelhaubes, shakos and fur busbies and Uhlan helmets, in fact the whole range of headdress. The collecting of Imperial German helmets in our opinion has always lacked in-depth details such as this especially in the English language.
A PAIR OF ARMY RESERVE ARTILLERY LEUTNANT’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A pair of combat worn slip-on shoulder boards for a Leutnant in a Reserve Artillery Unit. Slight flooding of the colour of the red wool waffenfarbe onto the silver wire exterior with grey Reserve base colour in wool. Complete with their tabs.
ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE DOCUMENTS. An ultra rare set of documents comprising of 25 Argentinean Government identification sheets for members of the crew of the Graf Spee, each sheet measuring 32 x 22cm with the heading of the Republic of Argentina, Minister of the Interior, Police of the Capital and each sheet having an identification photograph of an officer from the Graf Spee. Each sheet contains full details of the internee, except strangely it omits their age. All of the internee numbers range from 41 up to 80 and describes in Spanish that the internees were all members of the Graf Spee after it sinking in December 1939. Accompanying the sheets are one of the extremely rare hard card one page fold out identity card issued by the Republic of Argentina to each individual internee, which contains a photograph of this recipient who is Erich Liebling with full photograph and fingerprints. The history of the tracking and sinking of the Graf Spee is well documented in both paper form and on film and items from the Graf Spee are very rare and highly collectible.
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sought after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher. Condition:
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artifacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sort after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
AFRIKA KORPS BY DANIEL FISHER. A wonderful new publication from Military Mode Publishing. Afrika Korps by Daniel Fisher is a photographic study of cloth caps and tunics used in Africa by the German Army from the period of 1940-43. The 76 pages hard back book is formatted in a coffee table style, featuring many large size high quality photographs, it give a detailed insight in to the collecting of militaria from the genre. The valuable text assists in ways of detecting reproductions as well as spotting regular details found on original artefacts. The book also focuses on insignia worn by the Afrika Korps and it is fast becoming a sought after bible and highly regarded publication that shares the private collection of Daniel Fisher.
AFRIKA KORPS PANZER SINGLE SHOULDER STRAP. A relic shoulder strap, cut from a tunic having the secondary fixing tongue removed. The piping is artificial silk, pink in colour to denote Panzer and luftwaffe nco tresse has been field applied as an obvious field upgrade. Often in the field whatever form of rank tresse was available, was used. The woolen under lay field grey denoting an early 1942 manufacture.
AFRIKA WITH PALMS CUFF TITLE, SHORTENED. A shortened version of the award issue Afrika with palms. Standard velvet-like tan band with silver grey embroidered lettering and twin palms. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic. Evidence suggests that it may have been shortened before application to the tunic, length now 28cm.
AIR ORGANISATIONS OF THE THIRD REICH BY ROGER JAMES BENDER. This we believe was the very first book published by Roger James Bender in 1967. It is an excellent early work on the Luftwaffe and all the other flying organisations of the Third Reich. Superb condition, the cover has been protected with cellophane, still with the original retailer’s label to the interior. No edge knocks, stains or damage to any of the pages.
ALLIED FORCES IN ITALY BY GUIDO ROSIGNOLI. Missing its flyleaf cover, this good hardback work first published in 1989 describing in huge depth all of the individual units of all the allies fighting in Italy with excellent colour plates with the badges and insignia of all the respective units, even including the Italian units that fought after 1943 with the allies.
AMERICAN FLIGHT JACKETS, AIRMEN AND AIRCRAFT BY MAGUIRE & CONWAY. An excellent large format Schiffer publication on the history of U.S. flyers jackets from WWI to Desert Storm. 246 pages, fully colour illustrated and black and white photographs of wonderful collections of U.S. painted and insignia flying jackets with personal histories of the flyers that wore them. A classic Schiffer high quality publication with its original flyleaf. 1st edition, 1994.
AMERICAN MILITARY BELTS AND RELATED EQUIPMENT BY DORSEY. A good example of this hard to find paperback book, profusely illustrated with many accoutrements and belts as well as cartridge boxes of the American Army. The copy is good with a little ripping to the base of the spine. There is a little foxing and yellowing to some pages, however a good working document.
AMERICAN WWI TRENCH ART. French 75mm shell case in brass with raised floriated work with the town of St.Die in raised relief over a raised Cross of Lorraine.
AMERICAN WWI TRENCH ART. Two identically created French 75mm shell cases, each with floriated work with the words ‘ARGONNE’ in raised relief.
AMERICAN WWI VOSGES MARKED TRENCH ART. A French 75mm shell case in brass hand worked with raised floriated work with the letter ‘VOSGES’ under the Cross of Lorraine.
AMERICAN WWII 0SS DROP KNIFE. An extremely good condition knuckleduster knife known as the OSS drop knife, the four round pointed D shaped hilt was made by Foster Brothers and welded onto the tang of the triangular blade of an 1873 U.S. Springfield triangular socket bayonet. The scabbard is produced also from the lower half of the 1873 bayonet. The grip is produced from solidified rubber grooved tubing, similar in design to bicycle pedal covering. A very nicely produced knife overall, said to have been produced to drop to irregular troops operating in the Philippines and other tropical areas. Overall length 36.5cm.
AMERICAN WWII U.S. NAVY COMMANDER’S TUNIC, TROUSERS AND CAP. A good ‘1943’ dated U.S. naval officers tunic in the standard double breasted style. No moth or damage to the exterior, one U.S. Navy button missing, beautiful quality gilt to the buttons. Gilt rank lace to each sleeve for Commander. To the interior silk label for the ‘Raleigh Haberdashers, Washington’ with a further label stating ‘Regulation U.S.Navy uniform’ with the interior label identifying the owner as ‘Walter R.Amesbury’ with date ‘2.1.1943’, with accompanying naval officers visor cap, wool crown totally moth free, central mohair band, wire woven American eagle naval badge, which is slightly dull, gilt front strap with excellent gilt to the US eagle side buttons. The interior sweatband is excellent with a San Francisco maker or retailer’s name to the upper inner crown.
AMERICAN/CANADIAN SPIKED BAYONET VARIANT. A rare variant of the British spiked bayonet being the model with the Victory Plastics Canadian and American supplied scabbard that was used with the specially adapted webbing frog. The scabbard itself is in untouched condition, ‘VP’ logo to the back. Very slight surface rust to the bayonet hilt, which would clean easily.
ANTIQUE FIREARMS BY FREDRICK WILKINSON. With its original fly leaf cover. Published 1979. 264 pages of mainly black and white photographs but with some colour images. Fantastic in-depth written detail of some of the most famous hand and long guns from early firearms to 1900.
ARCHIVE OF KING ALBERT 1ST OF BELGIUM, COMPLETE WITH HIS ADRIAN HELMET As feautred on our latest you tube video, an extremely important lot pertaining to Douglas Volk, Volk was one of the handful of renowned American artists who were commissioned by the Government to paint key figures involved in the Great War from 1918 to 1919. Volk, a cultured man from an important artistic family travelled extensively both before the Great War and after, his paintings are well known and the full size painting of Albert, as well as paintings of Pershing and other dignitaries, hang in the American Archives to this present day. Within this lot, from a militaria point of view, are numerous highly important items including not only one of the oil paintings, numerous photographs and studies as well as preparatory sketches and the Adrian helmet, which was sent from the Military Attaché in Belgium for Volk to use. This helmet can be seen within actual black and white photographs taken by Volk or a photographer working with Volk in the studio. The entire lot was sold at auction some years ago in the United States when his artist’s residence known as Hewn Oaks was sold, this beautiful farm property became something of an artists community and was situated in the wonderful countryside of Maine. The catalogue has brief descriptions of the lot as well as numerous other items sold at the time. The lot consists of a huge amount of archival paperwork pertaining to Volk’s role and shows that he became a close friend and confidante of King Albert and they shared an extremely warm and close relationship. The lot also includes a leather attaché case that was given to Volk and has in Volk’s hand an extensive gummed paper label attached to it, Volk noted upon almost every object some form of annotation. The Adrian helmet has, although not terribly clear but the words from Albert under the front peak and to the interior the original label sent from the Military Attaché in Brussels. The helmet itself is a large size Adrian helmet retaining virtually all its classic Belgium colour. There is one indentation to the left hand side of the crown which matches exactly the indentation seen in the photograph. Because the helmet has been stored in the United States for many years the liner has suffered from what is known as American red rot. The chinstrap is complete but has broken away from one side, the liner band with all six tongues is present but has come adrift from its aluminium space. Interestingly when cross-referencing this with the paperwork it shows that it was sent to a hotel in London, however Volk had already moved on from the hotel and this can subsequently be seen in the label where it has been over-pasted with a California address for forwarding. The head and shoulders portrait of Albert would benefit from restoration and does have some tearing to the middle and has clearly been cut away from a frame, however it remains good and very much worthy of restoration. Other items in the lot include a wonderful small postcard with a poppy that has been mounted upon it and pressed and with the description in Volk’s own characteristic artistic handwriting of how he picked the flower while with Albert on the battle front. Another beautiful piece of artwork is close detailed preparatory sketches of Albert’s insignia and medal and groups. There is a photograph of the original oil that now hangs in the Smithsonian being hung in Volk’s studio upon an easel. There are numerous items pertaining to his travels in Europe, two copies of the original auction catalogue as well as Volk’s American passport, which has numerous stamps from various European nations and again cross-reference is very much with the paperwork about his travels and his work in painting, so many of the famous dignitaries, there are numerous invites to social gatherings at palaces and embassies and a certificate in the form of a citation from Albert himself for an award for his artistic works. Numerous telegrams and a huge amount of press cuttings etc., There are also numerous black and white photos of his travels including photos of Albert that are probably little or not published whatsoever. Also to compliment greatly the head and shoulders painting that accompany this lot is a black and white photo within residence within one of Volk’s studios again upon an easel. A truly once in a lifetime chance to purchase an extremely important Adrian and militaria related grouping. Within the grouping there is also extensive reference to the steel helmet and how it was sent to Volk along with other items of the King’s uniform for closer detailed work while at the studio stage.
ARCHIVE OF KING ALBERT 1ST OF BELGIUM, COMPLETE WITH HIS ADRIAN HELMET. More images.
ARCHIVE OF KING ALBERT 1ST OF BELGIUM, COMPLETE WITH HIS ADRIAN HELMET. More images.
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ARMED FORCES SPLINTER PATTERN ZELTBAHN. A good bright camouflaged zeltbahn, which is RB numbered. Generally in good condition, it has lost its zeltbahn buttons and has one large moth or rodent hole to the centre.
ARMY OBERST KARL GOEBAL The original page as removed from a Hitler Youth members autograph book, large format photo of him wearing Officers parade uniform and decorations. Pen signature to lower right hand side. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
ARMY PIONEER HERRINGBONE TWILL COMBAT TUNIC. An extremely good example of the herringbone twill combat tunic in a good size, heavily used in the latter stages of the war both on the West and Eastern Front. This example is completely undamaged, has all of its original removable buttons. Fitted to the shoulder are a pair of the correct herringbone twill black silk piped pioneer mans shoulder boards, a set of the universal grey on grey Bevo woven collar patches, standard grey on green cross hatched machine stitched breast eagle, a twin medal ribbon bar of the Entry into Czechoslovakia and the 1914-18 War Honour Cross. Four patch pockets without pleats, five button front, skeleton lined to the interior, full size stampings with the depot issue stamp of ‘T43’. An excellent example.
ARNHEM LIFT. The excellent story of an Arnhem glider pilot, published in 1945, one year after the Arnhem operation. It is by Louis Hagen who was awarded the Military Medal with the foreword by Lieutenant General Sir Frederick A.N.Browning (Boy Browning) who was the overall Commander of the Airborne Division. This excellent 120 page written story by one of the glider pilots who had lasted seven days of the battle of Arnhem. Only written one year after the event, the events were absolutely fresh in his mind. A really exciting story of heroics and privations endured in that famous battle. Condition:
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 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. This is a unique chance to purchase a copy of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering at a reduced price. First published in 2014 as a limited edition double set of books, it was sold out within a few months, due to its success the set was printed again as a 2nd edition. During the printing process an over print of 100 books was made on only Volume 2 and therefore because the books are only sold as sets we can now offer these extra volume 2 books at this special price. Please be aware if you buy this book you can only have volume 2!! To obtain volume 1 you will need to purchase a full set of the 2 books for 89.99 pounds. The book focuses in depth information of German combat equipment of WWII including ammunition pouches, pioneer equipment, straps, flare pouches, A frames, holsters, bayonet frogs, shovels, ruck sacks etc.. Over 200 pages of high definition images.
AUSTRALIAN 1903 INFANTRY EQUIPMENT POUCH. A virtually unused single ammunition pouch, part of the 1903 infantry equipment, Australian made and used. Grained leather, fully stamped on the reverse side with broad arrow ‘WM Australia’ maker marked ‘W.T.Weeks, Sydney’ with a clear date of ‘1916’. Any Australian equipment is considered rare.
AUSTRALIAN WWI MESS TIN AND COVER. A rare piece of WWI Australian equipment being an Australian made canvas and leather mess tin cover. The cover is dated ‘1918’and maker marked ‘A.L.Gamba’, both belt loops in light tan leather. The tin itself is dated ‘1918’ on the lower section of the mess tin on the soldered and riveted clips.
AUSTRIAN 1935 PILOT’S DAGGER. One of the rarest of the axis daggers is the 1935 introduced Austrian Air Force pilot’s dagger. The blade is marked ‘Zeitler Wien VIII’ with possibly a maker’s mark on the reverse side. The blade is generally good, some slight sharpening marks to one edge and other black spotting but still bright in the majority of the blade. Virtually all of the bright nickel plating to the top pommel, exposed grip sections, cross guard and the scabbard good and bright with some small areas of dullness and with light rusting showing through close to the rings on the scabbard. The enamel white triangle with a red circular field is totally undamaged. The blade release button system working correctly. The grip, which appears to be made of a composition material has one slight crack and other obvious wear use marks. The scabbard itself is totally undented complete with the propeller insignia in two places. A rare aviators dagger of the Third Reich period. These particular daggers are clearly shown on page 17 and 18 of World Dress Daggers 1900-1945 by Robert J. Berger.
AUSTRIAN GASSER M.98 POUCH. The pistol utilised by many Austrian troops in WWI was the Rast and Gasser M.98, this was a high calibre pistol and was carried upon belts or shoulder straps by the cavalry. The ammunition pouch is extremely scarce for this item and any item of Austrian field equipment must be considered very hard to find. The pouch is in excellent condition and of a mid brown leather, dusty from storage however showing only mild use. There is a good Austrian acceptance stamp to the interior of the lid in an oval with the letters 'HG' and there are traces of other stamps within the lid. The interior has segmented rounded loop-like partitions within. The whole item is untouched from the war's end and would make an absolutely fantastic accompaniment to go with a pistol and holster. This is the first of these pouches we have ever owned.
AUSTRIAN GERMAN MADE WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL. An entrenching tool, maker marked 'Beckmann' dated '1915' with standard wood haft, in an unusual German Chemnitz 1916 dated excellent condition leather carrier. Observing the leather closely it was originally designed for the leather carrier to be held on a belt with the shovel facing downwards. Two leather loops have been added to the upper part of the carrier for the shovel and holder to be carried in the standard method by a belt with the haft hanging down.
AUSTRIAN TRENCH ART. A photograph frame with the face edges produced from the propelling bands of shells laid onto to a flat back section of brass measuring 17cm x 10cm with a stand made from a propelling band. Stamped into the reverse side that it has been made from material from ‘I.R.105 II M.G.K. Feldpost No.518’, to the base ‘SEREN BEI FELTRE ITALIEN’ In the frame is a good full length of an Austrian officer in the field wearing his combat uniform with kepi with his Steyr pistol holster set.
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. An excellent condition leather holder in brown, all rivets and stitching strong, buckles and other metalwork in excellent condition, complete with its slightly surface rusted shovel and good wood haft.
AUSTRIAN WWI ENTRENCHING TOOL. A single entrenching tool without its leather harness of the Austrian pattern. Large date ‘1917’ to the wood haft, which is generally in good condition with slight chipping and faint heavy stamp markings of ‘1917’ to the spade head.
AUSTRIAN WWI GENERAL FLYER’S BADGE. MINIATURE. A wonderful example in miniature of the Austrian General Flying badge from 1916 to 17 measuring 25mm x 30mm, although not tested by us it would appear to be constructed in silver with beautiful enamel plaques having the Kaiser’s letter ‘K’ in silver laid into a white oval background to the above and the three Austro/Hungarian Shields multi coloured below. Complete with its original pin back construction. Very fine detail with white enamel to the outer wreath.
AUSTRIAN WWI 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 SCHWARZLOSE AMMUNITION BELT. A scarce 250 round canvas and brass belt for the Austrian Schwarzlose machine gun. Nice condition.
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 WWII M.16 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A recycled WWI Austrian produced M.17 style helmet refurbished in the 1930’s. Apple green finish excellent overall with minor abrasions. Originally refurbished with twin Armed Forces decals, the army decal all intact, good and clear, under the 1940 regulations the national tricolour has been painted over, complete with its M.35 aluminium banded liner with square edged strap attachment clips. Marked size ‘57’, good supple leather, excellent colour with its original drawstring. Marked ‘BGB 66’.
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
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.
BELGIUM CILVILIAN GAS MASK IN TIN Produced by Englebert. Some rusting to exterior tin. Complete with its shoulder strap. Inner mask good.
BELGIUM WWI ADRIAN HELMET. A large size Adrian helmet painted in the Belgium brown with the Belgium lion badge to the front, slight scratches to the paintwork as can be seen on our web images, complete with its excellent condition 6 tongue liner, with the aluminium serrated spacers still fitted, chinstrap missing.
BELGIUM WWI ADRIAN HELMET. A nice large size WWI Belgium Adrian helmet with a huge degree of its original mustard coloured paint remaining with chipping as can be seen on our web images, complete with its interior liner, which has one tongue completely missing, the remainder of the liner is slightly dry and congealed, the aluminium ribbed frame to the liner is all intact, strap missing.
BELGIUM WWI OFFICERS TUNIC. Any item of uniform for Belgium in WWI is rare, this khaki officers tunic for the 2nd Regiment, four pocket configuration, black piped shoulder boards, collar, collar patches and cuffs. Minor moth damage repair at the base of the upper left hand patch pocket, two lower pockets of the bellow variety with minor moth to the left hand side pocket, some minor spotting of moth. A good large size tunic, Regiment number ‘2’ embroidered to each shoulder board, red collar patch with gold bullion star. The tunic is complete with all of its correct Belgium buttons.
BELGIUM WWII M.23 ADRIAN HELMET. A rare example of the domestically produced Adrian of two-piece construction painted entirely in a satin black for use by Belgium Gendarme. The helmet is in excellent overall condition with original early type lion badge present. The liner and chinstrap with all aluminium spacers present.
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.
BRAVERY COURAGE AND VALOUR BY ADRIAN FORMAN. Excellent number 16 author signed of the 350 signed editions 1st Edition, 400 pages of large readable text, black and white and many coloured images of the Knights Cross, its citations and its recipients. As new condition.
BRITISH 1/5 COMMANDO KNIFE AND KNUCKLEDUSTER GROUPING. A rare pair of items with accompanying paperwork, which includes an extremely nice condition 2nd pattern British Fairbairn Sykes knife marked ‘B2’ to the upper side of the oval cross guard, full length blade with original blueing complete. Minor abrasions to one edge and some light surface rust spotting but otherwise excellent. All blued finish to the hilt. Complete in its correct 2nd pattern leather scabbard with its matching blued bottom chape with both leg straps complete. The belt loop is with its original elastic hilt retaining strap, the elastic has stretched and complete with its extremely rare ‘BC41’ marked all steel knuckleduster knife. Some traces of grey paint to the knuckleduster, clearly marked ‘BC41’ into the steel casting. Accompanying the two pieces is a small biography of Private C.M.Mcgrath Army number 14446402 who served with the 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders and 1/5 Commando. He served in Burma and also in post war occupation at Hiroshima after the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan in August 1945. There is an accompanying photocopied letter from Major General Robert Laycock Chief of Combined Operations from 1943, it is a standard form letter with the name ‘Mcgrath’ inserted at the beginning thanking him for all his service in the Army Commandos , this group recently appeard on the market from Ireland.
BRITISH 1796 SWORD HANGER. An extremely rare accessory for the 1796 cavalry sword being the sword hanger measuring 22cms long, this triple ringed hanger complete with its sprung loaded clip, which is still operating correctly. Evidence of minor corrosion overall, nevertheless rare.
BRITISH 1803 EAST INDIA COMPANY OFFICERS SWORD. more images..
BRITISH 1901 NAVAL PATTERN EQUIPMENT. A lovely matched pair of ‘1917’ dated 1901 pattern naval equipment ammunition pouches. Both pouches are marked ‘W.Harvey & Co. Limited, Walsall G & M 1917’ all of the leather strong, all stitching good, original owner’s name ‘F.G.Beale’ hand applied to the upper inner flap of one of the pouches.
BRITISH 1914 PATTERN BACK PACK. An excellent example of a 3rd issue pattern 14 large back pack, some overall light surface scuffing, all fittings complete. Broad arrow marked with other indistinct makers marks, which can be deciphered. A good back pack to complete the 1914 set.
BRITISH 1949 DATED INNISKILLING DESPATCH RIDERS HELMET. A highly interesting just post war ‘1949’ dated British Despatch Riders helmet. The exterior skull is painted in an army green identical to British vehicle paint of the period, slight abrasions to the crown, applied to the front is a beautiful decal with the regimental name ‘Inniskilling’ above the insignia being the castle of Inniskilling with number ‘27’ below. The interior liner is all complete, original owner’s initials applied, size ‘7¼’ with date ‘1949’.
BRITISH 1ST AND 2ND LIFEGUARDS OFFICERS HORSE SHABRAQUE SECTION A beautifully displayed section of an officers horse shabraque for an officer in either the 1st or 2nd Lifeguards, the section which measures 26cms wide by 50cms long includes the Guelphic Crown, followed by the Battle Honours of Dettingen, Peninsular-Waterloo, Egypt-1882, Tel-El Kebir, Paardeberg, South Africa 1898 to 1900 and lastly Relief of Kimberley, with the intertwined scroll of the Lifeguards to the centre with the Order of the Garter Star below. Evidence of slight moth damage to the blue velvet of the Garter Star circlet and some light mothing between the letters of the intertwined central scroll otherwise superb condition, beautiful Victorian English embroidery and a fine wall display piece. All fitted to a black wood frame ready for mounting.
BRITISH 1ST ARMY PATCH. Good condition, slight fraying to the lower points. Unapplied to tunic.
BRITISH 2ND ARMY PATCH. Excellent machine embroidered version. Good unissued condition. Very slight fraying to the lower bottom edge.
BRITISH 37 PATTERN JUNGLE GREEN HOLSTER. A rare example of the standard 37 pattern officers revolver holster for WWII, however these on mass were over-dyed in a typical blue green emerald shade, this was for the campaign in the Far East. Examples of this over-dyed webbing are now difficult to find. The overall condition is excellent, there is a little fraying to one end of the flap and there is light service use. Condition:
BRITISH 43RD WESSEX DIVISION PATCH. Excellent patch, heavily embroidered on Melton background with paper to the rear. Good stored condition throughout.
BRITISH 4TH ARMOURED BRIGADE PATCH. A rare machine embroidered example of white felt clearly removed from a battledress. The insignia is excellent, trimmed slightly round to the corners with signs of machine stitching, toned and dusty from storage. A nice original patch.
BRITISH 4TH CORPS EMBROIDERED PATCH. Excellent item with black cheesecloth backing.
BRITISH 4TH DIVISION PRINTED PATCH. Removed from album, traces where it was sewn to a tunic and paper traces to the reverse.
BRITISH 4TH HUSSARS BRODIE HELMET. A barn find WWI Brodie helmet, which is still with its original chin strap, which has solidified and hardened, it has lost its liner. Some minor corrosion to edges and some paint loss but with a good clear halved rectangular 4th Hussars yellow and red unit flash. Condition:
BRITISH 5 COMMANDO TITLE. A typical glue back wartime produced embroidered 5 Commando title in very good condition.
BRITISH 5TH INDIAN DIVISION COMMANDING OFFICERS CAR PENNANTS. A highly interesting and historically important pair of small vehicle pennants. The pair of pennants belonged to Major General D.F.W.Warren CBE., DSO., Major General Warren was the Commanding Officer of the 5th Indian Division and commanded the division from September 1944 through to February 1945. Warren was a long serving professional military soldier, he was born January 1889, the eldest son of a reverend, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1915 at the age of 17 and subsequently transferred to the Indian Army on the 8th March 1918. He was a Lieutenant with the Sikh Pioneers, he served in Field Marshall Alanby's campaign in Jordan, he attended the Staff College in 1933. At the time the Commander of the Staff College being a then Colonel Slim who was later his Commander of the 14th Army in Burma. He transferred to the 8th Punjab, on disbandment again back to the Sikh Pioneers, he then commanded the 6th Punjab Regiment. He then served in the Arakan campaign in Burma from July 1941 to June 43, where he was awarded the OBE. He then commanded the 161st Indian Infantry Brigade from June 1943 through to September 1944 and saw action in the famous battles of Kohima and for this he was awarded the DSO. After the illness of the 5th Division's General Officer he took command of the 5th Indian Division, sadly General Warren was killed in an air accident on the 9th February 1945. He was made CBE for his command of the 5th Division. Warren's car pennant is a red pennant with a black overlaid square with a red circle, this is manufactured from typical flag cloth and is clearly of Middle Eastern manufacture. There is a small bamboo pole still inserted, which at one time would have been the pennant holding it to the car. The other pennant we believe comes from one of the sub units of the 5th Division, again of grey cloth with a red overlaid circle for the 5th Division and having the letters '94' applied to it, again a similar bamboo pole is inserted. There is an interesting booklet on the history of the 5th Division including maps of Burma and mention of their four VC's. A good full page photograph of Warren is published in this small booklet. An old typed outlay of the career of Warren also accompanies the lot as well as a photostat copy of a small amount of information about the provenance of the pennants. Both pennants are in excellent condition.
BRITISH 6TH ANTI AIRCRAFT DIVISION HIGH QUALITY UNISSUED PATCH. Silk embroidery on wool background.
BRITISH 7TH ARMOURED BRIGADE INSIGNIA. A scarce insignia being the green rat upon white with a red circle around it, this was worn in the Italy campaign and is a rare insignia. The overall condition is excellent, it has been removed from a battledress, there are traces of old cotton and a little toning overall.
BRITISH 8TH ARMY INSIGNIA. Possibly Italian made. Removed from album. Very good unissued condition. Traces of staple holes to the corners.
BRITISH 8TH ARMY SHOULDER INSIGNIA. Excellent quality heavy embroidered version. Traces of removal from photo album. Tiny staples holes to the corners.
BRITISH AIR RAID PRECAUTION GROUPING. Three items related to the Home Front being a 1939 Brodie helmet painted black with the insignia to the front ‘MFB’ indicating the Morris Motor Factory Brigade, complete with its chinstrap, blue paint finish with a ‘1940’ dated Air Raid Warden rattle and an interesting Salvation Army alter piece, nickel insignia similar to the form of a US Dollar, cast in red, blood and fire.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now. Condition:
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS BY DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK.. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now.
BRITISH AIRBORNE HEADDRESS DANIEL FISHER & OLIVER LOCK. Due for release in December of 2013, Military Mode's eighth title has just gone to press. Their largest work to date consisting of 260 pages of high resolution photography and detailed text. Often highly rare items have been profusely photographed in the highest resolution bringing to life the rich and exciting subject of the British Airborne soldiers head wear. Logically starting with the maroon beret but also covering steel helmets and their modern day equivalents, training helmets, glider helmets, combat caps, slouch and boonie type hats, arctic and tropical head wear. Many items that have previously been unpublished and many with provenance that have been preserved in various museum inventories, as well as many other items from some of the most advanced collections. We are accepting pre-release orders now. Condition:
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH AIRBORNE INSIGNIA BY OLIVER LOCK. With the great success of publishers Military Modes previous two volumes covering various aspects of the British Airborne Forces uniform. This third work will cover a huge amount of their insignia from the very inception to the present day. A vast array of often extremely rare items have been expertly studio photographed and are accompanied by detailed text. Also to be found within this volume will be many previously unpublished period images and examples of official documentation, letters and sealed patterns. The book is presented in hard back with 350 pages. The pages displayed are pre proof reading.
BRITISH ARGYLE & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDER'S. Removed from board, slight fraying to one end, could easily be trimmed to tidy.
BRITISH ARMOURERS PAPERWORK GROUP. An extremely comprehensive box of documents pertaining to the instructions given by the Army for armourers. The lot was contained within a medical type case produced by ''Boots.'' It consists of multiple items of interest including various government issue leaflets including small arms training rifle, 303 inch machine gun, machine gun handbook, small arms training 303 machine gun, weapon training, 303 inch machine gun second part, instructions for armourers 1931, Rifle mark1 anti tank and accessories, The Gail and Plodden Tommy gun book, three exercise books profusely filled with notes by a soldier of the name 'A. Hans' No.7629031. These commenced on the 12/08/1940. There are notes of Lewis gun, pistol and rifle information. There are again more small arms training pamphlets, pistol 38 inch, application of fire, guns machine gun besser. This is a document that reads not to be published. Instructions for armourers 31, guns machine gun Besa again. A series of typed updates and memoranda with some very interesting reading about the development of instructions for armourers including updates on techniques and developments. Finally the lot has a large amount of instruction posters. These are neatly folded in their official box which is instructions for armourers 1931 plates. Interestingly the plates had Besa, Lewis Guns, pistols and 3 plates pertaining to military bicycles. These presumably were also under the auspices of armourers. A most interesting lot with a huge amount of reading and each of the posters would make exceptionally nice display items for the advanced weapons collector.
BRITISH ARMY KING'S ROYAL RIFLE CORPS TITLE. Regimentally coloured title, as removed from a board.
BRITISH ARMY ROYAL HIGHLAND FUSILIERS DICED PATCH. Excellent wartime high quality produced item with black backing paper, notation to the rear.
BRITISH ARMY UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA OF WWII BY BRIAN L. DAVIES. This very good 1983 publication was the first ever in-depth work on the uniforms and insignia of the British Army of WWII and is still very much the bible. 275 pages of in-depth information, many black and white images of both the European and the tropical uniforms of the British Army including paratrooper equipment and uniforms. Central colour plate, with its original flyleaf cover, which has slight creases to the edges only.
BRITISH AVIATION PHOTOGRAPH GROUPING. A very neat small set of items that belonged to an airman during WWI, the airman serving in various stations and keeping a good photographic record. The lot consists of a small photographic album with some excellent shots inside, including photos from ships and from land. There are numerous very good uniform details including cowl helmets and flying leather jackets as well as cut down helmets and numerous orders of dress and many good photos of members of the WRAF in their early Russian blue uniforms. There is a good large station photograph that has a multiplicity of different uniform details within as is in many respects a wonderful textbook cross section of what appeared in the late era following WWI, the picture being dated February 1919. Uniforms within the group show WAAFs in WAAF uniform, WAAC members in their uniforms, officers of both RFC and RAF in khaki, airmen of the RAF, interesting combinations of uniform including an RNAS or RAS medic wearing medic's arm badges and an early black peaked cap. Other details shows officers still in RFC uniform as well as other ranks in RFC uniform. This picture really demonstrates the chaos within uniform regulation at this transitional period. The third item of the grouping is an excellent small postcard size but fairly thick autograph album, this airman was clearly a popular man and numerous people have entered messages, signatures and there are some wonderful caricatures and items of artwork to the interior with some amusing pictures and a very high degree of draftsmanship throughout. A stunning set that very much represents the RAF at the time and an important item of social history.
BRITISH BATTLEDRESS UNIFORM SET. A nice set all to the same man being a 49 pattern battledress in a good large size 9 in excellent condition with nap of cloth good with one or two tiny moth nips with original Royal Signal’s and Divisional badges to the upper arms. The trousers that compliment the jacket are in the same state again with one or two tiny moth nips however this is now stable and treated. These are again in a good large size, number 7, and dated ‘1951’. Complimenting the outfit is the original soldier’s webbing belt with deep green blanco with his name and number upon it.
BRITISH BATTLEFIELD RECOVERED PART 08 WEB SET. A part set of the British 08 web set recently discovered in a barn in northern France. Absolutely matching in colour and condition, comprising the 08 web belt, which is maker marked and dated ‘1918’, the Enfield magazine ammunition pouches, complete with the 1907 bayonet frog, rusted into the frog is the top scabbard mount of the 07 bayonet, also maker marked but date difficult to read, broad arrow stamped.1 individual pouch has lost its Brass securing stud pouch , and 1 pouch has never had the Brass stud fitted, even though the flap has the aperture cut.
BRITISH BERGEN RACKSACK A standard WWII issued example, these were carried by commandos, glider troops and mountain troops. The item is of the typical all webbing WWII construction with webbing edging and light webbing strapping throughout, the body being of a slightly orangey canvas. The item is in good used condition, one strap has been ordnance repaired to the side. The harness is excellent and completely functioning. The item has various ink stamps, although these are difficult to read. To the base is the correct sleeping bag long carrying strap often absent from these rucksacks. Overall an excellent piece to display.
BRITISH BLACK SHIRT NEWSPAPER. An edition of The Black Shirt dated June 12th 1937, in excellent condition with just a few punch holes to the rear spine where it has been held in a binder. There is the usual yellowing and some faint foxing however the overall condition is stable throughout. A most interesting item of British history. (2)
BRITISH BLACK SHIRT NEWSPAPER. An excellent copy of Action dated '13th February 1937'. This has super illustrations to the front cover and is in super condition with just a little foxing to the edges and a little yellowing. There are small holes pierced to the spine area where it was once mounted in a ring binder. (3)
BRITISH BUF RELATED SIGN. A very interesting period card sign of large dimensions, which is for a bread manufacturer. Interestingly the manufacturer of the bread supplied it to Sir Oswald Mosley (The Leader of the British Union of Facists )which is clearly written in large case across the middle of the advert. The item is a little distorted, however this would gentle pressing would come out. The colours are excellent throughout with one or two surface scratches and a few areas of scuffing, however in general the item is in very good condition. A most interesting fascist related item.
BRITISH CHILD'S MICKEY MOUSE GAS MASK. These are a fragile item and thus are extremely scarce. This mask is in excellent condition with a very good supple rubber face piece in the typical orange-like rubber. The filter is complete with only very minor rust spotting to the bottom side. The original flapper is present and all straps are present.
BRITISH COLONIAL HELMET TIN. A nice japanned tin with travel labels reading ‘Cabin’ attached. Hand painted to the front ‘R.W.Edmeades, The Buffs’ complete with its Gieves Matthews and Seagrove Limited shield shaped plaque affixed to the tin.
BRITISH COMBAT KNIFE. An interesting short Sheffield produced combat knife typical of skinning knives of the period held within its belt mountable leather sheath, both the weapon and the leather sheath being Sheffield maker marked. These weapons were often private purchased and were synonymous with units such as RAF, servicing commando troops, Home Guard and other troops who wished to purchase a knife. The item is in complete untouched stored condition with light patination and dust build to the leather and the polished blade is in good condition with signs of combat sharpening and just russet rust stains. An excellent item and very typical of the small knives carried often by tommies upon trouser belts.
BRITISH EARLY RAF ALBUM AND EPHEMERA. A hard card album with paper label 'Hendon' on the cover, on opening the album beautifully display 'RAF Air Pageant 1928' with cut out images of the Schneider Trophy seaplanes on the front cover of the programme. The album is fully annotated and beautifully hand drawn containing 65 images of all of the up to date RAF fighter and bomber planes of the period. The opening image shows Their Majesties the King and Queen welcoming the King & Queen of Spain arriving at the pageant in their large vehicle. Close-up images of all the individual aeroplanes at the pageant all annotated below. Many ground to air shots of aircraft flying in formation of RAF bomber squadrons, fully described. An example of one of the description is as follows:- 'Low bomb attack demonstration show how swift the swoop of the machines are carried out, these machines, Fairy Felix were going at £260 miles per hour when snapped. A good attack on an enemy oil refinery with images of the aircraft attacking balloons', with beautifully hand drawn examples of the air attack between the photographs. The owner of the album was a very accomplished artist, all of the images are of a small format and some are under-exposed but generally all good. At the end of the album a wonderful close-up in large format of the Schneider Trophy Cup Winner's Aircraft with the annotation 'Supermarine S5 Seaplane fitted with special racing Napier Lion engine on which flight Lieutenant Webster AFC won the Schneider Trophy at the record speed of 281.6 miles per hour 1927 (it was from this aircraft that 10 years later evolved the Supermarine Spitfire). Accompanying the album is the official programme for the day, which is a wonderful document of aircraft history in itself. The whole group is in excellent condition. Included in the programme is the programme of flying events. Also accompanying the 1928 album is the 1926 pageant album, which the owner has constructed in the same manner with the interior covers having small format images of the posters of the event and again opens with Their Majesties the King and Queen arriving. The album contains 63 images of aircraft all beautifully annotated below with full explanations of some of the images. Fighter planes, bombing planes, an excellent hand drawn map of Africa showing the route of the Cape Town to Cairo air race English flyers achieved in 1926/27. A demonstration of low bombing on the airfield with images of First World War tanks drawn below. A very rare shot of an Autogiro, one of the world's first helicopters. Examples of shooting down balloons, loops and rolls being undertaken by aircraft, demonstration of an air attack on London and in large format are images of the ill-fated R101. Also an image of the Graf Zeppelin at Cardington in Bedfordshire. This album is also accompanied by the programme of events, the spine has been repaired. A fine pair of albums showing all of the different types of aircraft being used in the middle 1920's for the Royal Air Force and beautifully illuminated in both script and drawn images. The owner must have been an avid aviation enthusiast.
BRITISH EAST KENT DISTRICT COMMAND SLEEVE PATCH. A very finely embroidered black, blue, green and white shield with the embroidery depicting Dover Castle above the white cliffs, South Eastern Command.
BRITISH EDWARDIAN PERIOD BOWIE KNIFE. A very nice condition Bowie knife, one side of the blade is very bright with slight corrosion showing, manufactured by J. Howill & Son of Sheffield, England, the other side of the blade is toned with slight lifting of plating. Standard oval cross guard with totally undamaged straight stag grip. All encased in its stored condition Bowie style scabbard with faintly stamped 'Made in England' to the upper part, its male/female closure stud is complete but frail.
BRITISH ESSEX REGIMENT TITLE. Typical wartime glue backed patch as removed from a board.
BRITISH EXPERIMENTAL MACHINE GUN PHOTOGRAPH. Recently Regimentals have been lucky enough to buy an excellent and well put together Machine Gun Corps related collection. A most intriguing photo worthy of much research. The photo itself clearly shows two Canadian ordinance corps colour sergeants wearing very early Canadian 02 type tunics with stand collars and separate epaulettes with coloured edging. The both have artificers cross tool badges to the upper arms stood with various civilians and a senior looking colour sergeant of a British unit wearing a British 02 tunic. They are stood around an enormous machine gun which we believe to be a version of the 37 mm pom pom gun. To the front are two chalked tablets one reading 'Enfield Maxim gun course,' and the next is showing various Canadian insignias. One would imagine Canadian artificers travelling to the UK to receive advanced training in machine gun maintenance and possibly they would be evaluating the issued guns. It is believed 722 were manufactured and were mostly exported to the U.S for U.S Navy use. Interestingly to the reverse of the card is a staff sergeant's name and address and he mentions upon the card that shortly he will be returning to Canada. We cannot ascertain whether this man was in fact a Canadian or a British soldier, however, research is necessary. The card was probably produced by a photograph taken by a photographer and only reproduced in very limited numbers. The ink stamp to the reverse reads 'August 24 1912.' An intriguing and important card, overall in very good condition unfortunately with one fold 3/4 of the way along, however, the image remains good and strong.
BRITISH FASCIST BLACK SHIRT PAPER. A '37' dated copy of The Black Shirt, punched to the side for mounting in a binder. There is a little yellowing and the usual minor foxing, however the overall condition is excellent.
BRITISH FIELD MARSHALL MONTGOMERY LETTER. A nice typed letter pen signed ‘B.L.Montgommery, interesting dated ’14th September 1944’. The content of the letter is quite frivolous considering whatever else the Field Marshall had on his mind at this date, virtually the eve of Operation Market Garden and the campaign in North West Europe at its height. The letter is on A5 paper with the printed heading of ‘TAC’ Tactical Headquarters 21 Army Group B.L.A.’ (British Land Army). 14th September 1944, to an old friend a Major General A.K.Hay thanking him for his letter mentioning that he would like to meet him again, with its original envelope, addressed to ‘Major General A.K.Hay’ with Field Post Office stamp, ‘16th September 1944’ with the Royal Coat of Arms raised embossed on the reverse of the envelope and certified Official OHMS.
BRITISH FIELD SERVICE ROYAL NAVY TITLE. Royal Naval title being red on black for wear upon the battledress. This is an excellent WWII example with green Hessian backing.
BRITISH FIRE GUARD PLASFOOT HELMET. A most intriguing helmet being the commercially available item in a vulcanised Bakelite material. These helmets were privately sold and some believe these were used in areas where metal sparking from the striking of a steel helmet could cause explosion. The helmet is most interesting in the fact that it has been used as a fire guard's example and thus painted as such. Very few of these helmets are ever encountered painted. The exterior finish is a beige white coat and this has been carefully incised so the black Bakelite shows through with the initials 'FG' to the front and a black band to the circumference. There is crackling over the entire surface as well as congealing and obvious age patination. A fascinating helmet and the first one of these we have ever found painted with a designation. The interior has a black leather chin strap riveted to the interior. The buckle is present, however it has broken away from its housing. The liner is the cruciform based liner and there is a size '7' paper ticket glued to one of the cross bars. The condition is completely untouched.
BRITISH GENERAL’S FULL DRESS MESS UNIFORM. A three part uniform of a British Major General being the mess jacket, waistcoat and trousers, the waistcoat having all of the small size General’s buttons, larger size General buttons to the beautifully constructed epaulettes with their cross sword and baton motifs and a Major General’s rank star, all in bullion. Non maker marked, no moth damage.
BRITISH GERMAN LEGION SABRETACHE. An extremely rare piece of uniform accoutrement being the sabretache for an officer in the British German Legion. An excellent condition all leather sabretache being of the same sizes as the post 1856 British sabretache. To the exterior edge two wavy lines of bullion wire in the same manner as standard German officers sabretaches. To the centre a very finely struck gilt Victorian Crown with cipher below and below the cipher an intricate scroll work which reads 'Light Cavalry British German Legion'. The rear message pouch is intact as are the three suspension rings for the carrying straps. Mercenary soldiers have been active throughout history and the Crimean War was no example. Based on the fact that the Kings German Legion assisted the British in the Napoleonic Wars when the Crimean War broke out a force of Italian, Swiss and German soldiers were raised to assist in the war against Russia. The Commanding Officer was Major General Richard Charles Von Stutterheim and in 1856 members of the Legion were billeted in the Colchester Garrison in England. The force was disbanded near the end of 1856 after the war had ended and facing difficulties in repatriation by having served a foreign country the majority of the members of the Legion were resettled in the Eastern Cape colony in South Africa, as a result to this day there are place names of German origin in and around King Williamstown including the town of Stutterheim. There were 441 German officers in the Legion, therefore this sabretache is one of possibly only approximately 400 ever produced. For further very interesting reading on this unusual unit the U.K. National Archives web site is an excellent source.
BRITISH GLOUCESTER REGIMENT TITLE. Wartime produced example, glue backed, as removed from battledress.
BRITISH GRENADIER GUARDS VICTORIAN IMAGES, FRAMED. Two identical size images of Grenadier Guards Victorian Generals. Both frames measure 38cms x 28cms, one being a black and white print of ‘Major General G.W.A.Higginson CB., Grenadier Guards, 1st October 1879 to 31st March 1884’, the other being a photograph of ‘Major General P.Smith CB., Grenadier Guards 1st April 1889 to 31st March 1892’. The applied labels are of museum quality black engraved on an early form of Perspex and would appear to be conversant with the framing to the 1940’s or 50’s period. Two very attractive pieces. Condition:
BRITISH GROUPING OF WRENS HAT AND HELMET. A rare to find Wrens soft cap, these caps resembled the male equivalent but they have no stiffening in them. To the front is the standard silk ribbon with the gold HMS embroidered to it. The overall condition is excellent, there is some fluffing to the wool and one or two tiny moth nips however the condition remains good. The original bow is still tied to the side of the hat, the interior has the original size ‘7’ paper label still intact. Accompanying the cap is the Wrens helmet, Wrens carried steel helmets and worked in areas subjected to heavy bombing during WWII. The helmet is painted in deep navy blue gloss paint and in red letters to the front is ‘WRN’. The lining of the helmet has the original liner cradle still in place, there is some dryness and breaking to the black Rexene material. The helmet shell is clearly dated ‘1941’ and has the three-piece sprung webbing chin strap.
BRITISH GUARDSMEN'S SENTRY MONEY BOX. Just prior to WWI Huntley and Palmer the biscuit and sweet maker produced a series of sweet tins that doubled as money boxes with various exteriors for export, this example is in the form of a sentry box with a slot at the top for inserting money. It was for export to France and showed British Guardsmen at their sentry boxes on two sides. The drummer image is faint, the Guardsman in his box is good, clear, with bright colour. Some light scratches and indentations. The tin contained toffee.
BRITISH HOME SERVICE POLICE BRODIE HELMET. A standard Brodie pattern helmet dated ‘1939’, blue painted retaining virtually all of its original blue finish with slight rust from the steel skull flooding through having clear ‘Police’ stencil in white with original elastic web chinstrap and complete inner liner.
BRITISH INDIAN 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 BATTALION PHOTO. One of a recent excellent Machine Gun Corps related collection we purchased and this is one of the full length full battalion assembly photograph. The quality of the photo is absolutely superb and shows members of A & B Company, 3rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps, British Army of the Rhine June 1919. Many of the troops in the first three rows wear the cavalry type bandolier and breeches, however troops in the second and third rows are clearly seen wearing 08 waist belts, a mixture of stiff 02 caps and the later trench style cap with stitched peaks are evident. Some troops still wearing the 14 pattern belt. Many of the officers stiff retain cuff rank, however some have the shoulder rank. A mixture of puttees, riding boots and leather gaiters are evident amongst the elegant officers, many of whom sport Wound stripes. The item is approximately 1 metre long and approximately 40cm deep housed in an excellent quality modern frame, this frame is missing the glass.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS FRAMED PICTURE. An excellent and well defined period photograph clearly showing Machine Gun Corps infantry troops adding water to the cooling jacket of a Vickers machine gun, clearly can be seen are MGCI titles, all three wear Brodie helmets, 02 tunics, trousers and puttees and they are administering the water to the barrel jacket with a can or saucepan-like item. Interestingly the Vickers gun is mounted upon the large tripod, to the front is the quick firing bipod mount still bolted in place. The item is beautifully reframed in a period looking dark oak and gold bordered frame.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS INDUSTRIAL APPRECIATION CERTIFICATE. A most interesting illuminated certificate for service in the war 1914-1919, this was issued by the Company of Siemen's Brothers, who were a dynamo works in Staffordshire. The item is facsimile signed by the Works Manager and dated '1919'. A most interesting item and worthy of research having a clear name of 'Private Clarence Perry' neatly inscribed to the top. All housed in its original dark oak frame with original paint which is a little loose to the back, however the original framers card is still glued in place.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN CORPS PAINTED SILK. A fascinating item that was almost definitely a unit pennant. These were often painted particularly in France and Belgium upon fine quality silk by draftsmen and artists of considerable skill, this is some such item. It is beautifully framed in an oak frame of the period and has a wonderful scroll written 9th Cavalry Machine Gun Squadron with the Machine Gun Corps badge to the front. There are areas of flaking where the item at some time has been folded, however the overall presentation is excellent and there is a high quality deep card mount to the rear. Upon the back there is an interesting unit research, this includes that they were part of the 9th Cavalry Division and formed from various Machine Gun sections, 15th Hussars 19th and the Bedfordshire Yeomanry and they saw extensive service upon the Western Front including Somme, Hindenburg Line and final advance.
BRITISH MACHINE GUN OFFICERS CADRE PHOTOGRAPH. A most interesting First World War group photo of officers clearly undertaking machine gun training, many of the officers appear to be from various Scottish units including the Royal Scots, Argyle & Sutherlands and the uniform details are most interesting. Many of the rear officers still wear Scottish glengarry caps with Scottish collars and some with Machine Gun Corps collar. The officers who presumably are in charge of the Corps wear a mixture of uniforms including Gor Blimey caps, Machine Gun Corps collars and one officer interestingly wears these upon a Scottish cut tunic, another officer clearly wears a tunic but has had the cuff rank removed, however the silhouette of the rear facing cloth remains clear. There is a little spotting to the photograph and each of the subjects is named. To the top is an excellent blue embossed Machine Gun Corps crest and scroll. An interesting group and worthy of more research housed in a very good high quality frame and mount.
BRITISH MADE RUSSIA SHOULDER TITLE. A rare shoulder title very finely embroidered ‘RUSSIA’ on khaki background, worn on the shoulder as a pair for a Russian national fighting within the British forces of WWII.
BRITISH MAJOR GENERAL’S MESS UNIFORM. A highly attractive all red mess jacket with black facings and black cuffs, breeches with wide red stripe, fitted with the insignia of a British Major General, gold lace to the edge of each shoulder board with one cross baton and sword button indicating General rank. A crossed sword and baton plus crown bullion wire insignia. Medal ribbon loops. Minor moth nips but generally good.
BRITISH MARK 2 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. An interesting camouflaged Mark 2 helmet. The helmet exterior has received three coats of paint, a pea green, a darker forest green and a red/brown. To the front is the number.'25' and to one side '7¼'. The interior is also camouflaged in the same manner and the helmet has the normal liner, the liner is dated '1941'. The chin strap is now absent. It is difficult to define exactly which group this helmet came from, however we believe this helmet may well be from a Home Guard unit or some such unit, Home Guard units were defined by sub unit numbers, this may well relate to the numbers painted to the exterior. British camouflage helmets have always been exceptionally rare and this is a most interesting and appealing camo scheme.
BRITISH MARK 4 STEEL HELMET. A good and hard to find untouched early example of the mark 4 helmet having 90% of its roughened olive finish with some rust bleed and a small area of chipping. It is clear that a camouflage net lain upon this helmet for many years and the dust outline is very clear to the dome. The interior is in the same condition with an original early type snap in lining dated '1952'. The chin strap is the early type. The helmet is dusty and untouched and is very typical of a helmet that would have been worn during the Korean War.
BRITISH MIDDLE EAST COMMANDO KNIFE. A fabulous example of the famous Middle East Commando knife, which is personalised. The steel blade is still in its original profile, it has not been sharpened or abused, there are some black spots and light surface corrosion as can be seen from our web images. Standard casting marks in the all brass handle and evidence of what appears to be initials hammered with a punch into the grip, the initials do not match the name of Sergeant F.Pilch, which is hand applied to the reverse side of the leather scabbard. The scabbard itself is in superb condition with its original securing loop and its belt loop with ‘Sergeant F.Pilch 7902539’ hand applied to the reverse side.
BRITISH MOVEMENT AND CONTROL TRANSPORTATION PATCH. Printed version. Rare patch.
BRITISH NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE PAINTED BRODIE. A good painted Brodie pattern helmet profusely stenciled and decorated to the upper bowl having a National Fire Service decal laid onto a painted triangle, of which a further 7 painted triangles on the complete circumference of the shell. A decaled number '7' on a white oval field is below the National Fire Service decal with the twin decals of the Company ICL Combustion above. This Company produced many items for the war effort in WWII, the helmet has been given an overcoat of brown but the original dark green can be seen in many places. Stencil issue number is on the inner skirt with what appears to be the owner's painted initials. The liner is all complete with its elastic canvas chin strap with one of the bands being size stamped. Maker marked, stamped and dated '1939'.
BRITISH NAVAL RACKSACK 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.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 MOSQUITO NET. A very scarce Colonial item of equipment in excellent condition being off white cotton and netting throughout. These mosquito nets were absolutely essential equipment and this particular example is of high quality and has a small officer's set of initials neatly sewn upon a name tag to the interior, in very good condition for its age.
BRITISH OFFICERS SAM BROWNE BELT. A rare ‘1917’ dated Sam Browne officers belt.
BRITISH OFFICERS 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 PAINTED STEEL BY OLIVER LOCK. Regimentals are proud to offer the latest book from Military Mode Publishing, being a 175 page, fully illustrated hard back book, illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which til now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years. This offering is a pre order listing and the book will not be dispatched until its publication in mid February. Please note the images used in this listing are pre proof reading.
BRITISH PAINTED STEEL BY OLIVER LOCK. Regimentals are proud to offer the latest book from Military Mode Publishing, being a 175 page, fully illustrated hard back book, illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which til now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years. This offering is a pre order listing and the book will not be dispatched until its publication in mid February. Please note the images used in this listing are pre proof reading.
BRITISH PAINTED STEEL BY OLIVER LOCK. Regimentals are proud to offer the latest book from Military Mode Publishing, being a 175 page, fully illustrated hard back book, illustrating steel helmets of the British forces in WWII, many helmets being camouflage, netted and decaled with divisional insignia. The work by well known author Oliver Lock, is very much a pictorial study of the subject which til now has never been covered and a superb high resolution insight in to an area of collecting that has grown in recent years. This offering is a pre order listing and the book will not be dispatched until its publication in mid February. Please note the images used in this listing are pre proof reading.
BRITISH PAIR OF MACHINE GUN CORPS OFFICERS PHOTOGRAPHS. Two very well framed items, both having typical turn of the century style frames. The first one is originally framed at the time and has an excellent framers pasted address to the reverse of the frame and the image is of Hugh Clay Carter Machine Gun Corps, and dated '1919', he can clearly be seen wearing the Military Cross and Machine Gun Corps collars to his whipcord tunic and he appears to have two pips or a crown and pip upon each epaulette. The other photo is a typical officer grouping showing the Colonel to the centre in cuff rank tunic and flanked by two Machine Gun Corps officers being a Lieutenant and a Captain, these appear to be Canadian Machine Gun Corps troops and have divisional signs for each arm, which are forward pointing arrows with a bar underneath. This should be relatively easy to research.
BRITISH PARATROOP REGIMENT TITLE. A very rare and early title reading 'Paratroop'. These titles were issued, it is not clear whether they were worn or not, this title has clearly been attached to a photo album for many years. There is much nap of the cloth worn to the overall surface of the badge and the badge shows evidence of being worn. To the rear there is the typical loose muslin backing. The item has some glue and paper to the reverse and some very minor edge splitting, however the condition remains stable.
BRITISH PARATROOPER OVER SMOCK. A 1945 dated 1942 pattern British paratrooper over smock. Most of the smocks that turn up on the market have never been used and are mint out of stores, this would appear to have been service used. Painted to the rear in blue lettering ‘2/21’ over a red and blue roundel with the faint painted letters below of ‘040’, the label is stamped ‘size number 3, height 5’7 to 5’8, breast 35 inches to 40 inches, L.Harris Limited 1945’.
BRITISH PERIOD FRAMED MACHINE GUN CORPS PHOTO. An excellent photo of a Lewis gunner operating the Lewis gun in the anti aircraft improvised configuration, this was where a wagon wheel was applied to an axled upright post and the gun was lashed to it thus the item was highly manoeuvrable against aircraft. The gunner wears a Brodie helmet with MGC collar badges with binoculars around his neck, to the rear one can see the large wooden crate of loose ammunition which has been opened for ease of reloading. All housed in an excellent period looking modern frame and mount.
BRITISH PLAYERS AIRMAN'S CIGARETTE BOX. A 16 x 14 x 14½ wooden framed box with compressed paper panels, lid missing, that carried quantities of the Players Navy Cut airmans cigarettes in WWII. One panel having the famous outline of Players Navy Cut, two further panels having the logos 'Above All Players Airmans Cigarettes' with the faint traces of original delivery label. The Players Airman Cigarette first introduced in WWII was very popular amongst British troops. These boxes would have been used for shipping large quantities of cigarettes for delivery at front line positions to troops. Good for museum display.
BRITISH POLISH WWII INSIGNIA. A very fine section of Polish 1st Corps insignia. Accompanying the insignia is a letter from a Major Mozden in Scotland dated 'October 16th 1946' replying to a request, possibly from a young collector, with its original On His Majesty's Service envelope addressed to a young man, Carl Bradshaw in Cheshire.
BRITISH POST WAR AIR RANK CAP. A very early 1953 period British Air Rank officers overseas cap. Standard RAF blue with light blue piping, heavily gold embroidered Air Rank badge with gilded metallic albatross, Queen’s crown buttons to the front. The makers Moss Brothers label to the interior with its velvet sweatband.
BRITISH POST WAR UNUSUAL FLAG. A 90 x 50 cms one-piece printed flag, which encompasses pre printed Union flag to the top left hand side and to the lower right a set of crossed swords. Still with its canvas selvage edge and toggle. Some minor distress in areas of the flag. The flag was introduced prior to the Suez operations for Her Majesty’s armoured vessels. Good colours. Many printed abbreviations to the selvage edge, which are unidentifiable.
BRITISH PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS OF MEMBERS OF THE AA The photos show motorcycle patrols and are extremely clear sharp images in excellent condition. They have profuse typed notations to the rear. One reads “AA patrols of home defence duty”. The photo shows an AA box being modified by an AA member so they could be used for civil defence purposes. Parked next to the box is his motorbike which appears to have had camouflaged paint applied. The headlight has the typical light diffuser. He wears his duty armband. One can clearly see medal ribbons on his tunic being an ex-soldier, probably in the Great War. The box appears to be near Guildford. The second photo shows a large group of men taken from the side showing numerous number plates; again the motorcycles are camoed. Interestingly, each member of the patrol wears a steel helmet. There appears to be an AA decal to the front of the steel helmets and the paint appears to be highly glossy. Each man wears his duty pouch and full uniform. The photos are approximately 7” x 6” and both have annotations to the rear.
BRITISH PRINTED SOUTHERN COMMAND ROYAL SIGNALS PATCH. Excellent used example, removed from a battledress.
BRITISH R.100 AIR SHIP OFFICER CAP BADGE One of the finest examples of English hand embroidery we have seen being the cap badge for an officer on the famous airship the R.100. Beautifully gold embroidered badge laid on red velvet within the King's crown. Blue and black very fine ribbed material as a base for the Royal airship works. The R.100 was one of a pair of airships constructed at the Royal Naval Air Station in Yorkshire, the other airship was the ill-fated R.101. The R.100 made her maiden flight in December 1929. The R.100 was formerly handed over to the Air Ministry and then departed for Canada in July 1930. After the crash of the R.101 in October 1930 in France the Air Ministry ordered the R.100 grounded and was sold for scrap in November 1931. An important artefact from the graceful era of airship travel.
BRITISH R100 AIR BALLON WORKERS CAP BADGE. A beautifully embroidered all red on blue cloth cap badge for an employee at the Royal airship works. The R.100 was one of a pair of airships constructed at the Royal Naval Air Station in Yorkshire, the other airship was the ill-fated R.101. The R.100 made her maiden flight in December 1929. The R.100 was formerly handed over to the Air Ministry and then departed for Canada in July 1930. After the crash of the R.101 in October 1930 in France the Air Ministry ordered the R.100 grounded and was sold for scrap in November 1931. An important artefact from the graceful era of airship travel.
BRITISH RAF 1ST PATTERN SLEEVE EAGLE. A typical issue example for the khaki service dress being in the tombstone form and having a red bird with black overlay embroidered upon it. The rear is of a fine Hessian type material. There is one moth nip near the end of one wing, however in general the item is very presentable and a good example of a scarce to find insignia.
BRITISH RAF ISSUE OBSERVERS BREVET An excellent wing of flat construction with good silk embroidery throughout. The item has probably been mounted at one time upon a tunic and has been carefully removed. There are one or two stitching threads still present to the edging. A very presentable half wing.
BRITISH RAF OBSERVERS WING. An excellent early war example, an exact version appears on page 93 of the book Eagles Recalled by Warren Carroll. The wing is of issue quality and these went into service in approximately February 1940. Embroidered upon black Melton with fine tightly woven wing decoration. Early WWII wings must be considered rare to find, this is a used example removed from a tunic.
BRITISH RAF TROPICAL ALBATROSS SET. An unused facing pair uncut of red very finely woven albatrosses for the RAF tropical tunic.
BRITISH RAF VICTORY MEDAL. A nice example of the standard single Victory medal, this is well numbered and named to the edge. There is one sheet of research that has been carried out from official records in the form of a photocopy and it appears this man served with the RFC from 5th September 1916 and then with the RAF. It appears to have transferred to RAF Reserve in 1920.
BRITISH ROYAL ARTILLERY STAFF OFFICERS CAP. A very nice visor cap, approximately size 57cms, all blue body, one tiny moth nip to the red piping around the crown, wonderful nap to the cloth, untouched red band around the base of the cap, complete with its staff officers gold bullion weave to the peak, Royal Artillery officers cap badge, complete with its khaki field cover, Royal Artillery side buttons with King’s crown. To the interior it is maker marked ‘Army & Navy Stores, Westminster, SW1’, brown leather lining, excellent brown leather sweatband. Size marked in pen to the interior lining ‘6 7/8’ followed by a name, which unfortunately is indecipherable. A nice British WWII cap.
BRITISH ROYAL DRAGOONS ENLISTED MANS HELMET. A very good example of the 1871 pattern troopers helmet for the 1st Royal Dragoons. The all nickel skull is in excellent condition with just minor pin head indentations and one slight crease to the skull to the right hand side of the front plate as the helmet is viewed. All of the brass fittings, which include the spike/plume holder, cruciform spike base, front peak trim, front and rear floriated bands, side rosettes, chin scales and front plate starburst all match in colour and condition. The silvered circlet to the front plate with the Royal scroll is in white metal with the number '1' in brass. The leather backing to the chin chain is the original from the period and has not dried out and flaked away. The interior liner has all of its tongues present and its original leather drawstring, most of the tongues had their original brass eyelets either intact to the leather or running loose along the original drawstring. The green leather is still attached to the interior of the front peak and there are two fixing nuts missing from the total of four that secure the cruciform spike base to the helmet. Correct black horsehair plume complete and in excellent condition. This is a very large size helmet.
BRITISH ROYAL ENGINEERS 1902 PATTERN SERVICE TUNIC. A nice condition large size 1902 service tunic worn by a sergeant in the Royal Engineers. Slight moth to the rear collar and one moth hole to the rear panel. Good nap to cloth overall. Royal Engineers regimental buttons of the removable pattern. RE brass shoulder titles to each epaulette, sergeant’s stripe with grenade bomb above the sergeant’s stripe in brass, with its complete jacket serge drab mixture ‘Hutchinsons Limited, London 1917’ dated label. Condition:
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS COWL FLYING HELMET. A good example of the Cowl helmet, complete with both of its ear sausages, chinstrap still attached with all its string. Unfortunately all of the fur to the inside has been removed. Some light distress to parts of the leather with one seam stitching undone for approximately a 10cms length, otherwise generally overall good. To the interior because the fur has been removed there are huge size WD issue stamps visible. Condition:
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS FUR MITTENS. An excellent condition pair of fur lined and fur exterior mittens as worn by Royal Flying Corps aviators. Excellent condition overall. Good leather palms with fur all good.
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS SWAGGER STICK. A nice well used example of another ranks swagger stick with silver coloured thimble top, this is slightly battered and cracked to the top, however very distinct with the RFC flying wings. There is a neatly cut set of initials 'FB', presumably the original owner to the canes top. The whole item is in typical other ranks proportions, an excellent evocative item of Flying Corps militaria.
BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS TOOL OR PERSONAL CHEST. An absolutely magnificent item that would make a splendid decorative element of furniture in any period home. The item is an extremely high quality robust cedar wood chest, being of cedar wood this would suggest that this would be for clothing. The trunk is painted in a wonderful deep emerald green with a super deep patination and areas of crackling to the paint. To the top is an extremely well executed sign writer quality set of initials being 'A.W.' over 'RFC'. these are undoubtedly real and have a huge amount of depth, crackling and discoloration to them. The chest has brass handles to either end and runners to the bottom. The dimension are relatively compact being approximately three quarters of a metre by half a metre deep. The original hinges are present and are of good quality brass and there is a good brass lock with its original key present. An item of very decorative interest.
BRITISH ROYAL FUSILIERS TITLE. High quality. White upon red with gauze backing.
BRITISH ROYAL GLOUCESTERSHIRE HUSSAR OFFICERS FULL DRESS SABRETACHE. A fabulous condition sabretache for an officer in the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. The sabretache is of the larger variety, which would date it to circa 1845-50. The edge of the sabretache surrounded by the most beautiful gold lace with intertwined roses within the lace pattern, with heavy bullion gothic crown followed by the scroll work below with number ‘1’ to the centre with the scroll work of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars. To the inner edge of the lace is a red border, which illustrates the dark blue backing cloth for the centre panel. The sabretache is complete with its inner pouch and its three suspension rings. The brass stud for securing the pouch to its strap is missing on the reverse side. No moth damage, a superb early Victorian piece.
BRITISH ROYAL IRISH RIFLES VICTORIAN FROCK COAT. An absolutely magnificent item of British military uniform being the four pocket frock coat, these were a working tunic in regimental colours and were in many ways a field worn garment. Following the format of a typical tunic having four pleated pockets and having to the front Norfolk jacket type pleats. The lower cuffs are in a green Melton and there is a piped line to the lower collar in the same material. Buttons throughout are Queens Crown Irish Rifles type with harp and full scroll. The original blackened small pips are now missing to the epaulettes, however these would be easy to find and one button is now minus. The original faux colour is sewn inside the tunic. The overall condition is exceptionally good with only one or two tiny nips and a little wear to the black silk lining. The tunic incorporates a belt with a single large prong in the Omdurman fashion.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE FLYING COAT. An extremely interesting coat of long dimensions manufactured in a beautiful quality black leather, these coats are probably an inter-war period and were issued to early RNAS pilots for open cockpit use. The item is civilian produced and clearly aimed at the government market with the trademark label Adastra to interior. The leather is excellent and supple throughout, there is a fine quality tartan blanket-like lining and silk lining to the sleeves. All buttons are the large format type and there are various pockets for entry to the under garments. There are one or two well executed repairs and the original belt is present. An impressive leather coat. SC26A
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL AIR SHIP CYCLING CLUB BADGE. A very rare 1¼ inch circumference badge, the central feature being an air ship with a gondola below, with running through the spokes of a wheel, above and below the air ship in gold and blue enamel two scrolls reading 'Naval Airship Cycling Club'. Standard pin back construction. Non maker marked. It can only be imagined how few of these badges were produced.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL PHOTOGRAPHER'S TRADE BADGE. An extremely rare trade badge, actually dating from the 20's and 30's, the badge is of wonderful heavy red woollen cord embroidery upon the typical navy blue tombstone backing, this has clearly been removed at one time from an album. There are traces of paper to the reverse Egyptian cotton backing. A really impressive super rare badge.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVAL SLOUCH HAT. A most usual item clearly being worn by a sailor for shore base duties, these caps were at times worn by females as well, thus this could have been a naval nurses hat. Classic issue slouch hats worn with multi pleat pugree, interestingly to the side is a Royal Navy locally made upon khaki drill title being in blue embroidered, the workmanship appears to be locally made of Indian or Far Eastern origin. To the interior is a clear date of '42' and the original chin strap is present. The form is low and has been stylised to great effect by the original owner. The item is in excellent condition with the usual grease staining to the leather and a few moth tracks to the felt, however the object has not suffered from holing in any way. The original Newey brass press stud is present and functions well. This is the first slouch hat to the Royal Navy we have ever owned.
BRITISH ROYAL NAVY WWII CHILEAN VOLUNTEER NATIONALITY TITLE. An exceedingly rare badge, various British nationals who lived abroad volunteered rapidly to defend Britain and its Commonwealth and returned to the U.K. and volunteered on mass for service. Members of the Royal Navy who had returned from Chile wore as part of their number 2 dress a short title reading 'Chile' upon black or navy blue woollen backing. This particular example is used but good with a little fraying to the edges and some wear to the nap of the cloth. To the reverse is the typical glue-like substance that features heavily in many war economy type badge. One of the only versions of this insignia we have ever encountered.
BRITISH ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS TARTAN SLEEVE PATCH. In grenade silhouette form. Excellent example, removed from an album.
BRITISH SALVATION ARMY WOMAN'S BONNET. An extremely scarce bonnet and a part of the costume worn by the Salvation Army who played a large part in civilian relief efforts during both world wars. The item is very good with original ribbon to the front, however the crown in now missing from the top of the hat, however this still displays very well.
BRITISH SOE PORTRAIT PAINTING. An extremely interesting and researchable painting of what appears to be a Royal Engineers officer wearing service dress and beret with the flaming grenade badge. To each epaulette is the insignia of Major and there is SOE wings worn to the top left hand breast in the prescribed SOE manner. He clearly has the Italy Star and the MC as well as 39-45 Star decorations. The man has a very distinctive face and wears round wire framed glasses. We believe this would be fairly easy to research and find the original person to trade within the painting. It is signed 'L.Brooks' and is very well executed throughout with excellent facial details and very nicely stylistically painted head and shoulders. There are one or two small scuffs and areas of light damage, however no holes whatsoever and a nice gentle yellow patination to the entire picture, which is held in its original gilt frame. There is a little damage to the corners of the frame, however if anything this adds to the overall affect of the painting. It is originally framed and has the original backing paper and tape and has a Blackburn framers plate to the reverse. The item is in completely dusty untouched condition and would make a wonderful centrepiece for the SOE collection.
BRITISH SOLDIERS KIT BAG. An exceptionally nice heavy white canvas kit bag with the service number clearly written across the face as well as the name and headquarters designation. This has been done extremely well by the soldier. The overall condition is stored and excellent with some minor light staining in areas.
BRITISH SOUTHERN COMMAND ROYAL ARMY PAY CORPS PATCH. Regimentally coloured patch, removed on an album,
BRITISH STRAIGHT ROYAL MARINES TITLE. A rare WWII title manufactured by Caschs.
BRITISH UNIDENTIFIED 08 TYPE BAYONET FROG. A fascinating variation on the Mills frog being dated and marked 'MECo 1911' to the reverse. The item is to the face fairly standard, however to the rear there are two small leather passes neatly sewn in place to the reverse of the frog. The frog is quite wide and could possibly be for the naval boarding cutlass or a bayonet.
BRITISH UNION OF FACISTS BUF MEMBERS ID CARD. An ultra rare item of British history being an original membership subscription card for a member of Moseley's facist movement. Dated 1957. This rare card shot an iconic image of the black shirt carrying the BUF standard. Upon the reverse is the name ‘G.S.GEE ESQ,’ with a Manchester address carrying five membership stamps dating from 1957-1958 denoting membership paid for six months. These items of paper work relating to names of members are understandably considerably rare.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS BANNER. An extremely rare artefact of the political turmoil of the 1930’s in Europe being the 30 inch x 20½ inch or 82cm x 63cm banner that was hung from the carrying banner pole and banner top. The flag was flown from a banner top very similar to the Germany Awake banner top of the Third Reich incorporating the same lightning flash insignia surrounded by a laurel leaf with a pointed finial with the box below having the wording ‘BRITISH UNION’. The scarlet ribbed material backing cloth with applied laurel leaf with the central British Union of Fascists device of a white lightning bolt, the banner is edged with blue and white coloured thread tassels. The reverse has a plain backing cloth. The eight suspension straps are all complete and are secured with two press studs to each loop. The banner has seen much service and it is with some slight discoloration of flooding of colour from the red backing material onto the white laurel leaf, also minor staining and service wear but no damage. We last owned one of these flags over 30 years ago.
BRITISH UNION OF FASCISTS WAIST BELT. A rare artefact of the days of the 1930’s being the waist belt worn by members of the British Union of Fascists, the extreme right wing organisation run by Sir Oswald Mosley. There were two types of belt buckles used by this organisation, both in the same rectangular large nickel format, one with the fascist symbol attached and the second with a circle with a lightning flash, this is the rarer version with the fascist symbol. Complete with its black leather waist belt, all nickel fittings remaining.
BRITISH VICTORIAN KUKRI. A scarce early pre 1900 military issued kukri, General good blade, some minor black spotting and minor corrosion to the point of the blade otherwise generally good. Good carved wood hilt with steel pommel top. All leather wrap and leather covered scabbard in excellent condition.
BRITISH VICTORIAN OFFICERS BOOTS. A nice condition pair of the calf high boots worn by British officers, the original leather soles have been covered by a more modern Phillip sticker sole, however the boots are in nice displayable condition and would go beautifully with a red officers tunic and blue trousers.
BRITISH VICTORIAN SABRETACHE COVER. A very fine condition red Morocco leather maroon velvet lined cover for an officer’s sabretache, probably cavalry, measuring 20cms across the top, 28cms at its widest point at the base and 32cms in height.
BRITISH WALKING OUT CANE. A walking out cane of typical black infantry body with a silver head, clearly hallmarked to the head and beautifully engraved upon the end ‘Presented to Sergeant E. C. Sharp by 25 Platoon 3rd York Regiment, October 5 1918’. The overall condition is beautiful with undented beautifully toned silver head and a very fine japanned lacquered body to the main haFT of the stick with brass ferrul end.
BRITISH WAR OFFICE 1ST PATTERN PATCH. Scarce printed example. King's crown, as removed from a battledress.
BRITISH WEBLEY & SCOTT AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER. A very fine and rare holster, which we believe to be for the Webley & Scott 7.65.32 automatic pistol of highly unusual construction, from the exterior the brown leather is identical to British made leather holsters but when opening the holster the lettering on both the inside of the flap and the main body and of the inside of the flap of the magazine portion is all in Arabic, there is a possibility that it has been made within Egypt. The length of the holster is 180mm x 130mm. The belt loops on the reverse side are wide enough to fit over a British 1908 pattern web belt, one belt loop matches the main body of the holster, the other belt loop is of a different section of leather, we belive that the holster was originally constructed with one belt loop and it was realised by the owner that the balance was not good and another belt loop was fitted . The flap closes with a male/female pop stud system with a further pouch affixed to the main flap to take two loaded spare magazines. A very rare holster.
BRITISH WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER 1917 DATED. A lovely condition hard shell brown leather holster for the Webley Mark 6 officers revolver. Clearly dated to the closing tab ‘1917’ with a slightly obscured maker’s mark.
BRITISH WEST YORKSHIRE REGIMENT INFANTRY TITLE.
BRITISH WOMAN'S ANKLE BOOTS. An excellent pair of unissued ladies ankle boots as worn with battledress, these are in an excellent large size 8. Most WWII women's army boots are extremely small, these are made in Northampton and are clearly dated '43' and have WD inspection marks throughout. They are fully hobnailed to the soles and show no signs of wear whatsoever, they are a little dusty from storage but remain an absolutely superb pair of boots.
BRITISH WOMAN'S ROYAL AIR FORCE INSIGNIA. Woman's Royal Air Force eagle, the single eagle embroidered in white on very dark blue backing cloth for the Woman's Royal Air Force tunic formed in 1918. Both the shoulder title and the eagle were worn as a pair on each sleeve. An excellent image of this being worn can be seen in colour plate E in the Men at Arms series, British Air Forces 1914-18.
BRITISH WW 11 SOUTHPORT WATER BOARD BRODIE HELMET. An excellent condition 1939 dated ‘BMB 1939’ dated Brodie helmet, painted black overall, complete with its full liner and elasticated canvas chinstrap. To the front stencilled ‘SWB’. Attached to the canvas chinstrap is a nicely machine embroidered label, which reads ‘Southport Water Board’.
BRITISH WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS HELMET AND GOGGLES. A good example of the short necked flying helmet used by RFC personnel with its matching and original set of goggles. Some scuffing to the brown leather skin with one tear in the neck flap area, lined in excellent soft fabric. A full maker’s mark of ‘Ledux’ to the interior with its matching goggles, which are imitation fur lined and complete with their head strap. Some light rust staining to the interior of the neck flap.
BRITISH WW11 SLOUCH HAT. The insignia to the side is the triangle denoting Royal West African Frontier Force, this unit fought extensively in the Far East. The insignias are a blue triangle above a red line, this may indicate Artillery. The band is a simplified KD sewn type. The hat is of excellent quality and has the foil and linen lining as well as a leather band. The hat is of a large size 7 with original chin strap present. There are the typical makers markings to the foil reflective inter lining. An original press stud is present, good and functions and is a Newey type. The shape is good to the hat and there is just a little fading, otherwise a super item.
BRITISH WWI A BRITISH WAR MEDAL TO A RUSSIAN IMMIGRANT. A highly interesting single only British War Medal for the First World War awarded to Albert Zeligman. The British War Medal to naturalised Russian Jewish immigrant Albert Zeligman who served with Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, The Royal Bucks Hussars and the Machine Gun Corps in India. The single entitlement for the British War Medal only is named in the correct style ‘100324 Private A. Zeligman MGC’. Zeligman arrived in the UK from Russia at the age of 5, with his family including four siblings, the family settled in Oxford Street, London. The 1911 shows him as a Jeweller and that he was naturalised in 1899. He enlisted in the Reserve Regiment of Cavalry, later transferred to The Royal Bucks Yeomanry and then The Machine Gun Corps Cavalry. During the First World War he served in India and was only entitled to the single British War Medal. His brother Harry Zeligman was dishonourary discharged from The Royal Bucks Hussars in 1916 as he was a convicted felon and a bad soldier. According to research accompanying this medal his sister Flora was killed by enemy action in WWII. The medal comes with a huge amount of copies of official documents. A highly interesting recipient. Zeligman eventually passed away in 1962. The medal is without its ribbon.
BRITISH WWI 02 PATTERN ENLISTED MANS COMBAT TROUSERS. A very nice set of the classic 02 pattern combat trousers worn by the British infantryman from 1914 through to 18. Standard double stitched below each side pocket. All galvanised brace and fly buttons present. Slight moth around the crotch area. A large moth hole in the upper back waist area. Subdued white cotton lining. WD stamped number over letter. Minor moth at the turn up section of the lower leg. Waist size 32 inches.
BRITISH WWI 08 EQUIPMENT SET. A very nice near complete enlisted mans British 08 equipment set from WWI comprising 08 waist belt maker marked and dated ‘1918’, two cross straps with faint maker’s markings, matching set of ammunition pouches, water bottle cradle with the 1919 modification to the closure of the water bottle carrier, complete with its enamel water bottle, large pack, two large pack straps which are Indian made and of WWII date, the nice condition bayonet frog ‘1911’ dated with its extremely rare and original helve holder, complete with the wooden helve and a 1907 bayonet.
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BRITISH WWI 08 WEBBING BELT. An early item of the 1908 equipment being the basic belt, however with the crimped buckles to the rear. These were very short lived and in List of Changes 15048 22nd November 1909 they were discontinued and replaced by the familiar riveted eyeleted type strap ends. This item is in good used condition, there is a little fraying to the edges and there are profuse markings to the interior including 'Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders'. The date is a little hard to read but is present. A rare early item of equipment.
BRITISH WWI 08-14 PATTERN HAVERSACK. The webbing haversack, which first started life as part of the 14 leather equipment has been period converted for use with the 08. Blancoed to the exterior, all fittings present.
BRITISH WWI 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 BELT AND MATCHING FROG WITH HELVE HOLDER. An excellent set being always together and although faded has good signs of pea green blanco and very clear markings of the 6th Duke of Wellington,s Regiment. The original long tabs are present as is the helve holder tab to the reverse of the 07 frog. Interestingly to the end tab there are period stitches that pass through the eyelets to secure the large brass tab to the end of the belt.
BRITISH WWI 1908 PATTERN CROSS STRAPS. A nice pair of non blancoed lightly service worn cross straps, one maker mark ‘M.W & S Limited 1910’, the second marked ‘M.E.Co.1914’ both broad arrow marked.
BRITISH WWI 1908 PATTERN HELVE HEAD HOLDER. The webbing holder and including the ‘1914’ dated maker marked head. The webbing holder has seen much service wear, quite discoloured and in good displayable condition but non blancoed. The webbing cover is nicely marked and clearly dated ‘1914’ with its matching ‘1914’ dated helve head.
BRITISH WWI 1908 PATTERN WAIST BELT. A very nice condition non blancoed 1908 pattern web waist belt, heavily broad arrow stamped with good clear makers mark ‘M.W & S Limited 1910’.
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.
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BRITISH WWI 1908 WEBBING SET. A magnificent set of 1908 pattern field equipment for the British soldier in WWI. The waist belt is maker marked and dated ‘18’, one cross strap dated ‘18’ one ‘16’, side pack dated ‘16’, 1907 pattern bayonet frog dated ‘14’, complete with an original helve holder which is dated ‘16’, entrenching tool head cover dated ‘16’, both pouches undated. The set virtually matching, superb for display.
BRITISH WWI 1914 PATTERN HAVERSACK. The rare haversack in 1908 pattern webbing but with 1914 equipment leather strapping. Some numbering to the exterior. Staining overall but no actual damage, all buckles and straps are good, strong and present. An important part of the 14 equipment set.
BRITISH WWI 1917 DATED AMMUNITION POUCH. A beautiful condition tan leather ammunition pouch for the officers Sam Browne belt. The pouch holds extra rounds for the officers issued or purchased revolver. Marked ‘R.W.Stiby 1917’.
BRITISH WWI 1917 DATED WEBLEY HOLSTER. A good leather holster for the officers Mark 6 Webley with a huge size date of ‘1917’ plus maker’s stamp ‘S.M.Haq’ plus further letters which are indecipherable. Plus an ordnance WD stamp.
BRITISH WWI 1919 DATED KUKRI. A rare early dated kukri, blade in excellent condition, it has not been abused, extremely sharp fighting edge. Heavily marked ‘DHW’ with the Indian Government broad arrow marking, dated ‘1919’ with an extra date of ‘20’ below the ‘19’. Wood grip undamaged, in its original leather over wood scabbard, which is also matching Indian Government broad arrow marked with matching date of ‘1919’. Any of these early dated kukris are scarce.
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 ANTI GAS GOGGLES. A mint unused set of the rare anti gas goggles introduced to help combat the affects of the attacks and issued with the P type helmets, this mint unused set with its original paper packet with all the instructions printed to the exterior. Complete with all their tapes, the bag is not torn although slightly stiff and congealed. All the instructions are clearly visible. Identical to a set shown on page 162 and 163 of the excellent work Campaign 15 by Chris Polendine.
BRITISH WWI ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS DRESS JACKET. A high quality very thick light cream material beautifully lined in silk for a white dress tunic, complete with all of its Argyll & Sutherland Highlander buttons. The bullion rank pips seem to have been removed from the shoulder boards but otherwise good and complete, no moth damage.
BRITISH WWI ARTILLERY SHELL CARRYING JERKIN. A very rare element of British equipment of WWI being the long canvas sleeveless jerkin issued to artillery troops. The jerkin, which has seen much service is constructed in canvas, four large apertures to the front pocket allowing shells of a certain calibre to be fitted into these apertures, both apertures have double strengthened canvas carrying handles. Stencilled to the front ‘Carrier ammunition 13 and 18’. Various stains, white ink mark ‘D4’ to the front of one pouch with roman numeral ‘II’ to the opposite pouch. Complete with its closing chest strap in heavy duty leather. To the interior of the jerkin is a portion strengthened with two leather semi oval patches, the canvas has pulled away from one of these leather patches.
BRITISH WWI BRASS CLEANING ROD, WEBLEY .455. A good condition broad arrow and crown marked brass cleaning rod for the Webley .455 revolver.
BRITISH WWI BRODIE COMBAT HELMET. Probably the best example we have had for a long time, standard Brodie 2nd pattern helmet with beaded edge. Virtually all the original rough sand finish remaining to the exterior skull with some slight thinness to the dome. To the interior the leather chinstrap is still in good light brown colour with its virtually untouched oilskin liner with the remains of its paper instructions fitted to the upper inner liner area.
BRITISH WWI BRODIE HELMET REGIMENTALLY IDENTIFIED. A good 2nd pattern Brodie helmet with the skull retaining virtually all of its original finish with a small area to the crown rubbed through. Identified as being the 1st/4th Battalion Wiltshire Regiment. To either side of the helmet is hand applied the Red Cross identical in form to the cross used by the Wiltshires. Slight residue of red paint to one small section underneath one of the crosses and another on the rim of the helmet, this would have been residue from a stencil used on many helmets, To the interior the chinstrap is all complete, albeit frail, a small portion of the oilskin liner and the canvas framework has been eaten away by rodents.
BRITISH WWI BRODIE HELMET WITH 42nd (EAST LANCS) DIVISION INSIGNIA. An overall nice condition Brodie helmet, the doughnut missing from the liner, dating it to pre 1917. Complete with its original chinstrap, which is frail, all original lining material, good painted finish with double sided painted insignia of the 428th Company No.1. (Headquarters Company) Army Service Corps, Divisional Train 42nd East Lancashire Division.
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 CANADIAN DE-FROCKED CRUISE HELMET. A standard mark 2 Brodie which was original issued as a Cruise pattern, the chain male defence has been removed and the helmet has been re-issued to the Canadian 5th Division. The exterior has virtually all of its original paint finish, slight indentation to the crown, painted red over green ‘5th Division’ insignia. After carefully inspecting the edge it can clearly be seen where the cruise fittings were original situated, also the fittings for the chinstrap normally on a Brodie with a split pin have been replaced with a rivet. The helmet is complete with its service worn lining, strap missing.
BRITISH WWI CAPTURED GERMAN FLAG & PHOTOGRAPH. A historically important flag and photograph being a very fine photograph measuring 20cm x 15cm of seven British soldiers standing outside the Hotel de Ville in Douai France, September 16th 1918. The seven troops which includes one officer and six enlisted men are all looking as if they have just come out of the battlefront, the officer and one soldier to his right have highly interesting battle markings, each man has a strip of light coloured cloth running from shoulder to cuff down the sleeve. The officer is holding the red, white and black German flag that they captured as annotated on this photograph, it reads ‘The capture of German flag from Hotel de Ville, Douai, France September 16 1918 by Lieutenant J. S. Garment R.E 8th Company’. They are all wearing the badges of the Royal Engineers. The flag measures 165 x 118cm has one cut edge where it has been cut from the pole that the officers is seen carrying, the flag itself has various discoloration and staining but no actual damage. An interesting artefact with provenance.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY OR ARTILLERY ENLISTED RANKS BOOTS. The long trench boot worn by artillery and cavalry personnel for the British Army in WWI. Superb condition, all original laces intact, all leather good and strong with buckles and straps intact and supple. Complete with steel heel cleats. Marked size ‘9’ to the interior. Many photographs of these boots can be found when studying images of the Great War.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY PATTERN WATER BOTTLE AND HOLDER. The all leather cradle that holds the blue enamel water bottle, which is covered in black felt, complete with its cork stopper being the cavalry pattern water bottle.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY WATER BOTTLE WITH DATED CRADLE. The all leather skeleton cradle for carrying the issue water bottle. The bottle is khaki painted, covered in felt, which does have some slight loss to the material near the neck. Complete with its steel headed cork stopper, long shoulder strap with canvas centre section. The cradle is maker marked and dated ‘1916’.
BRITISH WWI CAVALRY WATER BOTTLE. The standard blue enamel water bottle in its felt cover, which is quite heavily mothed but complete with its very nice and supple condition 1917 dated and maker marked leather cradle and long shoulder strap.
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 DATED NAVAL WEBLEY HOLSTER. A beautiful quality holster for the Webley mark 6 with the riveted construction of the navy pattern 1902 equipment.. The holster produced in one-piece of leather and joined together on the back seam with 12 rivets. Complete with both of its belt loops, also riveted to the main body, clear marking ‘Hobson & Sons 1916 London’. Closing strap complete, excellent form to the leather.
BRITISH WWI DIVISION MARKED BRODIE HELMET. An excellent example of an early brodie helmet depot refinished and relined in 1918. This particular helmet has to the exterior a secondry coat of typical dark grey green paint with two large insignias being a yellow over black. Both insignias show congealing and age pattination. The underline apple green finish shows through in places, however, the paint finish in general is very good. There is some white paint splatter from poor probable garage storage. The liner is of the typical apple green coloured metal to the flared edges. The original chin strap is present and in excellent condition and supple throughout. There is a soldiers number written to the cross piece of leather. There is some mothing to the orange felt pad, however, still very good overall and the helmet is clearly marked 'M & S.' This is one of the rarer makers and this particular stamp is seldom found, it stood for Miris steel company. It is difficult to speculate about what the insignia indicates as this is obviously a vast and complicated subject. The format could well be Australian, however, we can not be sure of this and further research would undoubtedly prove fruitful. Condition:
BRITISH WWI DIVISION MARKED BRODIE HELMET. An interesting Brodie helmet that has to each side divisional insignias which appear to be grey rectangles, we have yet to establish the origin of these patches, however further research may prove fruitful. The finish to the helmet is of the typical Calais sanded finish, this is believed to have been applied at the Calais depot. The sand is extremely heavy to the exterior of the helmet. The lining is of the correct mid to late war style with the rubber donut in place, there is a little looseness to the leather and the chinstrap is missing, however the original black cloth is good and complete. There is little moth to the felt inner pad. The helmet is completely untouched and has not been cleaned in any way.
BRITISH WWI 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 EAST LANCS OFFICERS FLOPPY TRENCH CAP. A nice large size possibly size 57 officers cap of the trench style. One minor sewn repair to the crown, no moth damage, twin air vents to each side of the cap complete with its officers East Lancashire Regiment badge, correct narrow chinstrap, football type leather buttons fitted. The interior mid tan leather sweatband all intact with wear use obvious, the upper inner lining constructed of a multi crossed sewn silk.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED MANS BREECHES. A very scarce set of the jockey type breeches worn by enlisted men in WWI. Minor moth nips to the crotch area otherwise excellent condition complete with all their laces. All of their zinc buttons are marked with number over letter WD mark to the cotton lining. Wear use in evidence. One large moth hole in the lower seat. All of the features of the WWI construction with the double stitching below the pocket apertures. A rare set of leg wear.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED MANS LEATHER JERKIN. One of the rare items of British WWI clothing being the utility leather sleeveles jerkin used universally throughout the army and carried on right through WWII. The exterior leather is dry but all complete with any loss to the skin. Of the four buttons only two remain. The khaki blanket lining has suffered from significant moth damage to the and the garment is priced accordingly, this can hopefully be seen in our web images.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED RANKS BREECHES. A nice clean set of the corded breeches worn by enlisted men and nco’s in the mounted artillery section. Minor staining in the seat area otherwise perfect. All original zinc fly buttons present, laces for tying the base of the breech all intact. No moth.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED RANKS CAVALRY BREECHES. A set of the scarce breeches worn by enlisted ranks in cavalry and mounted artillery units in WWI. Heavy duty khaki, WD marked number over letter with the original owner’s name had applied to the white cotton waistband. There also appears to be a theatrical costumiers oval stamping to the inner upper waistband. zinc buttons for both fly and brace attachments fitted with 1 rear button missing and one front button missing. Good nap to the cloth, one large moth hole held together with cotton in the seat area and small moth nips in the crotch area. To the inside of the thighs the breeches are with extra oval patches to protect the wearer’s legs.
BRITISH WWI ENLISTED RANKS MOUNTED BREECHES. An excellent pair of enlisted ranks ribbed quality material mounted breeches worn by ammunition trains, Royal Field Artillery and any other of the horse mounted troops. Beautiful condition, a shadow on the rear seat area where the original paper label was affixed, leather strengthener pads to the inside of the lower thigh area, angled pockets, two only of the zinc buttons remaining of the six for the fly area, loops for waistbelt, nice clear number over letter WD stamping, the number over the letter indicating WWI issue.
BRITISH WWI EXPERIMENTAL BACK PACK. A most interesting item of First World War equipment and this is the second version we have seen of this back pack, not dissimilar in format to the Second World War mountain rucksack Bergen, however differing greatly. To the front are two pockets and a main body with drawstring top. To the interior a linen separate double pocketed pouch with typical First War period press studs. The inner of the flap has broad arrow markings and a civilian French address to the interior, faint traces of ink stamp. Interestingly the other example of this pack that we have examined has a ‘1917’ date. The reverse is a complicated affair with two shoulder straps, again marked with the same inspection stamps and clip type attachments for the braces. There appears to be a large waist band for tying around the body and two leather tabs at the bottom presumably for mounting of extra exterior equipment. A most interesting item that surely would be worthy of further research and is clearly an item of ordnance produced equipment as opposed to private purchase.
BRITISH WWI GALLIPOLI INSIGNIA. A very nicely embroidered matched pair of the 3rd London Regiment shoulder titles, all mounted within a period glass frame with the 1914 Star ribbon, a central printed sketch of the Gallipoli Peninsular, a overseas stripe below possibly taken from the same uniform that the 3rd London titles were taken. Marked ‘Suvla Bay 1915’. Some minor moth damage to the upper edge of both of the titles. A lovely period piece from a veteran of Gallipoli.
BRITISH WWI GAS MASK CANISTER DISPLAY. A corroded display of the canister of the First World War British gas mask, mounted on hardboard.
BRITISH WWI GRENADIER GUARDS HOOK QUILLON BAYONET. A rare combination artefact of WWI being a Grenadier Guards marked Model 1907 Hook Quillon bayonet in its original 1st pattern 08 leather scabbard and completed with its 08 pattern web bayonet frog and the ultra rare entrenching tool helve attachment. The blade of the bayonet is generally good, it has not been sharpened or reprofiled, some light spotting to the blade, clearly marked ‘1907’ to the forte, various other British acceptance marks. Good grips good. Regimentally marked ‘G.G.’ plus various other markings to the top pommel. The sprung loaded bayonet retaining catches complete and working correctly. Broad arrow marked to the bayonet frog.
BRITISH WWI INDIAN OFFICERS TRENCH WATCH. A lovely condition watch favoured by British officers in WWI, 32cm width dial, some slight loss to the numbers, fully operational, complete with its officers leather trench type strap. Retailer marked ‘P.Orr & Sons Limited, Madras and Rangoon Swiss made’. A device below the winder has to be depressed to allow the hands to be adjusted. At the time of placing on our web site the watch is fully operational, however no guarantees are given.
BRITISH WWI INSIGNIA OF GENERAL SIR HUBERT GOUGH. A lovely time warp framed selection of insignia that was worn by General Sir Hubert De La Poer Gough GCB, GCMG, KCVO. The framed display contains the bullion General’s cap badge and greatcoat pre WWI shoulder straps, these are with scarlet edging and rank denoting Major General, they are contained in an oak glazed frame with an old ink label, which reads ‘FROM THE COAT WORN BY GENERAL HUBERT GOUGH DURING THE ??(at that point it is difficult to read as the label is tucked underneath one of the epaulettes). A typed note on the reverse states that ‘THESE ARE THE CAP BADGE AND SHOULDER STRAPS WORN AT THE TIME OF THE CURRATH INCIDENT IN 1914’. ‘At the height of the Irish Home Rule crisis of early 1914 58 cavalry officers stationed at the Currath and in Dublin mutinied and chose dismissal from the Army rather than the possibility of active operations in Ulster, General Gough being the leader. No operations in fact took place and the Currath incident apparently did Gough’s career no harm. On the outbreak of the First World War in August 1914 he took his brigade to France, by September he was commanding a division and by July 1916 an army.’ The glass within the frame is slightly loose otherwise completely undamaged with its hanging ring.
BRITISH WWI JEWRY BOOK ON HONOUR Published in 1922 this huge work comprising 363 pages, copy number 402 of 3000 copies only printed, this very rare work was published to show the world the contribution that Jews had made towards the British War Effort in terms of personnel to counter suggestions that the Jewish community in Great Britain had not contributed at all to the War Effort. It lists the many thousands of men and women who served and includes the five Victoria Crosses, 49 Distinguished Service Orders, 263 Military Crosses, 329 Military Medals plus many other awards won by this group of people. Large photographic section at the rear of the book. Some age foxing to some pages, spine good, gilt good to title page with a 1997 inscription to the blank first page.
BRITISH WWI KNUCKLEDUSTER FIGHTING KNIFE BY HIBBERT. A nice condition all aluminium hilted steel Bowie bladed fighting knife by Hibbert and Son of Sheffield. Ebony chequered grips in excellent undamaged condition. Good blade marked ‘Hibbert Sheffield’ in its original scabbard with the variation type fitting of a long strap with a single pronged steel buckle. This knife shown clearly on plate 29 page 23 of the excellent work British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook.
BRITISH WWI LEWIS GUN CLEARING TOOL. Nice condition cartridge clearing tool for the Lewis gun. Broad arrow marked. Stamped ‘Plug Clearing Gun Lewis’.
BRITISH WWI LEWIS GUN DRUM MAGAZINE. A very nice condition 47 round drum magazine for the Lewis light machine gun, covered in congealed grease, which has dried, therefore the metal below is excellent, this is not a dug up item. Clear markings.
BRITISH WWI LEWIS GUN WEB POUCH SET. A superb non blancoed possibly even unissued set of the shoulder straps and twin pouches to take a total of four circular Lewis gun drum magazines. Each pouch is stamped ‘1918’ faintly, also broad arrow marked. Both shoulder straps matching maker marked and dated ‘1918’ with broad arrow. Ideal for the display with the Lewis gunner.
BRITISH WWI MACHINE GUNNERS VEST. An unissued condition upper body only vest with collar, padded shoulders with leather pads to each shoulder, worn by members of the Vickers machine gun team for extra padding and strength when the gun and tripod were being carried, complete with its three general service buttons for front closure. Faint traces of its WD mark to the interior.
BRITISH WWI MAXIM GUN RAZOR. A highly interesting collectible item relating to the Maxim gun, a British made cut throat razor, etched into the blade ‘The Maxim Razor’ with an etched outline of the Maxim gun to the centre. Manufactured by ‘J.Underwood Cutlery, Barrow in Furness. Barrow in Furness is a town in Northern England, we have no history on the purposes of this razor, the British Government were the first purchasers of the Maxim gun prior to 1900 and could possibly be in relation to that purchase. Condition:
BRITISH WWI MILLS BOMB. A No.5 mark1 Mills bomb dated ‘6.16’. Good condition body complete with its ring pull which is slightly corroded.
BRITISH WWI MOUNTED TROOPS OTHER RANKS BOOTS. A pair of high lace boots as worn by cavalry and mounted artillery troops during the Great War. The boots are of pebbled brown leather and consist of a series of six eyelets in the foot area followed by thirteen hooks. To the top of the boot are double straps and on one boot one of the straps has broken. The soles have been resoled in rubber with steel toe and heel cleats. Many photographs of these boots can be found when studying images of the Great War. One of the long leather laces is all complete the other is completely missing and has probably been removed and been utilised for other uses. The boots are approximately size 8 and would fit a mannequin of a mounted trooper perfectly.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS ISSUE BINOCULARS. A very good set of ‘1918’ dated 6 x 30 binoculars, fully maker marked and clearly dated to the main body. Optics excellent, complete with leather neck strap, they have been marked with nose to nose WD marks indicating sold out of service. Complete in their original mid tan carrying case, maker marked with the case dated ‘16’, case marked ‘Brigadier General T.S.Lambert, 69th Brigade. All stitching good and strong complete with their carrying strap and belt loops. Brigadier Lambert was Commander of the 69th Brigade and was in attendance at the battle of Messines 15th June 1917. A long military history commissioned in the East Lancs Regiment assumed command to the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment 1914, General Officer commanding 69th Brigade 23rd Division, killed June 1921 in an IRA ambush.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS LONG BOOTS. A good pair of small foot size British officers trench boots. Good strong leather overall, heels and soles good, original laces to the lower half, the upper excellent.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS LONG FIELD BOOTS. A nice pair of brown officers trench boots, excellent upper parts, both boots have been opened up at the back and have had a section inserted for a wearer with a larger calf, complete with original laces. Good leather soles and heels with steel cleats to the heels. Ideal for mannequin display.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS MAKER MARKED AND DATED SAM BROWNE BELT. Excellent condition service used Sam Browne officers waist belt complete with all its loops, strapping and fitments, marked ‘R.W.Stiby 1917’. Condition:
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS PUTTEES. A mint condition set of the Company Fox's puttees. Manufactured in rifle green for Rifle regiments, still with their Fox's paper label attached.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE BELT AND CROSS BELT. A good WWI set, undated but early brass fittings. Dusty overall but all complete, no rot to the leather, would clean beautifully.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE WAIST BELT AND CROSS STRAP. A lovely rich deep brown WWI officers waist belt and cross strap, complete with its runner, all D rings present for the attachment of equipment.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS SAM BROWNE. A lovely condition identified British officers Sam Browne belt and cross strap, stamped in various places and indelibly ink marked the name ‘O.Corderoy’.
BRITISH WWI OFFICERS TRENCH BOOTS. A very nice set of mid brown officers trench boots complete with spurs. Ideal for a British WWI officers mannequin.
BRITISH WWI PATTERN 02 SERVICE DRESS TROUSERS. The classic 02 pattern trousers worn by enlisted men with their 02 pattern tunic in combat from 1914 to 1918. Excellent nap to the cloth, some areas of loss of nap, minor moth damage repairs in the crotch area, complete with their white cotton lining, WD marked number over letter, 34 inch waist. All original brace buttons complete.
BRITISH WWI PATTERN 08 WEB WAIST BELT. A nice condition waist belt for the pattern 08 equipment. Faint traces where blanco has been cleaned away, marked ‘M.E.Co 1918’ to the interior with other identified numbered markings. Some black ink type markings to the inside of the belt, the outside excellent, complete with all of its attachment straps and buckles.
BRITISH WWI PRIVATELY PURCHASED ORILUX TRENCH TORCH BY OFFICERS. A nice clean example of the Orilux trench torch with the label to the top of the body ‘The Orilux J.H.Steward 406 Strand, London’ in its lovely condition deep brown carrying case. The stitching at the rear seam is slightly rotted. The closing tab to the lid is good, a slight tear in the closing catch where it is secured to the body but still firm.
BRITISH WWI PROTOTYPE WATER BOTTLE A most intriguing item being in the general shape of the 08 bottle but approximately 1/3rd shorter in depth. The item is of green enamel and is covered in a typical thick orangey beige wool cover which most other ranks bottles were covered with during WWI. Interestingly on carefully peeling back the base one can see a broad arrow with two letters, which appear to be 'BE' stamped below, this broad arrow stamp clearly indicates that these are an ordnance issued item and often items with this broad arrow and letter combination below are of Australian origin, it is believed the letters would have denoted the Military Department of issue. The top cap is a most interesting item, very similar to the clip on a light bulb, which has two pins and depresses and twists. The original cork to the interior is broken but still present and the top cap works perfectly. We have not been absolutely positively identify this item but interestingly many Australian leather water bottle carriers are of a very short nature and will not close upon the normal 08 bottle. It is our belief that this an Australian item of equipment and thus very rare.
BRITISH WWI QUEEN MARY’S NEEDLEWORK GUILD OFFICIAL’S BADGE. These enamel badges worn to show that the wearer was engaged in regular volunteer work for the Queen Mary’s Needlework Guild. These badges were originally issued with personal certificates, all members paid for their own badges with ordinary member badges costing one shilling each.
BRITISH WWI RFC GAUNLETS. A fine pair of all leather and fleece lined dark brown leather gauntlets, which are fleece lined to the hand section, used by Royal Flying Corps personnel. Complete with their adjustable male/female pop studs, connectors at the wrist section.
BRITISH WWI ROBBINS OF DUDLEY KNUCKLEDUSTER KNIFE. An excellent example of the small straight bladed knuckleduster knife, this example with black painted hilt marked ‘Robbins of Dudley’ to the hilt itself. This is the identical example shown on page 26 plate 38 in the excellent work British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. Complete with its original scabbard.
BRITISH WWI ROBBINS OF DUDLEY PUSH DAGGER. The rare push dagger from Robbins of Dudley, normally encountered is the push dagger with the steel knuckle and flat blade, this is the all aluminium knuckleduster with short unfullered blade as shown on plate 35 of the excellent British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. Complete with its scabbard and belt loop. The blade with very slight surface rust, which could be cleaned if so desired. The blade has not been abused or re-profiled.
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 ROBBINS OF DUDLEY SHORT SWORD KNIFE. The extremely rare shorter of the two models known as the short sword, this example with the blade just over 8 inches or 21.5cm. Some old cleaned corrosion to the blade and slight sharpening to the edges but the profile has not been abused. Nice heavy handle in a dark patinated bronze colour. All fitted into its original leather scabbard with it securing loop and belt loop. This item last sold by Regimentals in 2010, now consigned to us. A full description of this and the longer example on page 27 image number 41 of British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS CAP. A post WWI period artillery officers full dress cap, excellent dark blue to black upper body with just one minor moth nip, twin air vents to either side of the cap, red centre band with red piping to the crown, fitted with the classic WWI period narrow patent leather sweatband, Royal Artillery George V crown side buttons with a high quality gilded Royal Artillery officers badge to the face, complete with double strengthened visor, light tan leather sweatband marked ‘J.Daniels & Company Limited, Woolwich & Chatham’ the inclusion of the postcode ‘SW1’ after the address indicates the cap could be from the 1920’s, it was in 1918 that71978 postcodes were instituted in inner London. Slight staining to the upper inner silk otherwise an excellent untouched attractive piece.
BRITISH WWI 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 FUG BOOTS. The rarest element of any Royal Flying Corps kit are the boots known as the FUG boots. These boots are upper thigh length and are completely constructed in lambs wool. The lambs wool boots are attached to a rubberised and leather shoe type base, this pair have all their original straps present, which include the straps that fold over the front of the foot, the mid calf straps and the upper Y shaped strap. There have been some repairs to the upper part of the boots and there is some present tears, the right hand boot has one tear just around the knee area measuring 14cm long and another smaller measuring 5cm, the left hand boot has one tear running from the very top of the boot, a distance of approximately 8cm, one seam has come apart in the upper part of the boot and one 12cm long tear to the skin just above the ankle section at the rear. Great care is needed in the handling of these historic items. These boots were displayed at the excellent Whitgift School 1916 Exhibition.
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. Condition:
BRITISH WWI ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GREATCOAT. The skeleton lined greatcoat, five button closure, two lower pockets with flaps, sleeves without turned back cuffs, extra strengthening around the shoulders, complete with epaulettes and collar. Marked to the inside ‘2.R.I.R.’ (2nd Royal Irish Rifles). A French collector has put his own ink stamp on the inside of one of the pocket bags. At one time in its history the coat has had a slash to the right hand side of the front, which has been repaired, all General Service buttons complete, thinness of nap to the cloth in places and light staining, no undue moth damage.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE TYPE FLYING HELMET. A black leather flying helmet with a faux fur lining with an English maker’s label to the inside, with a complicated press stud chin cover. The overall condition is good and supple with just a little flaking to the black leather. Condition:
BRITISH WWI ROYAL NAVAL CAPTAIN’S VISOR CAP. A difficult hat to find on the collectors market is the Royal Naval officers cap of WWI, this example with its fully removable white top over its dark blue body. Some light age foxing to the crown, complete with its George V officers heavy bullion gold wire badge with George V crown above. The classic narrow chinstrap of WWI, mohair centre band, a wide row of Captain’s oak leaves in bullion wire to the peak. To the interior centre of the circular stitched inner lining is the faint traces of a Portsmouth maker with the sweatband impressed with an Indian retailers markings of ‘Mamtora Brothers’. The leather sweatband with evidence of wear, upper inner crown with grease from hair cream. A nice piece of First World War naval headdress.
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 ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A beautifully produced soft Melton cloth khaki officers visor cap from the Royal Sussex Regiment. The visor is also covered in the same material. Minor moth nips to the left hand side of the cap, otherwise the cap is excellent. Complete with its service worn mid tan leather sweatband, which is all intact. To the upper inner crown is a ‘Scott & Company Hatters to the King, Old Bond Street, Piccadilly.W.’ lozenge shaped label. Complete with its correct size narrow chinstrap with two General Service buttons.
BRITISH WWI ROYAL WEST KENT LIEUTENANT CUFF RANK TUNIC. A very nice condition heavy ribbed quality material service tunic of a lieutenant in the Royal West Kents. Matching brass officers collar badges, all the buttons are of the regimental pattern, excellent bright cuff rank lace with one woven star indicating lieutenant rank. Three overseas stripes, two wound stripes, brass belt support ramps at the reverse side of the tunic. No visible moth damage anywhere on the tunic, one slight repair to a nick on the cloth close to the bottom left hand bellow pocket. Full lining to the inside with the addition of a bandage pocket, which has been added by the wearer. Evidence of a name label to the upper inner lining, which has been removed.
BRITISH WWI SAM BROWNE SWORD HANGER. The complete hanger and frog for the British Infantry or Artillery pattern sword for fitting to the Sam Browne equipment.
BRITISH WWI SERGEANT MAJOR’S SERVICE TUNIC. An extremely nice large size issue combat tunic worn by a Sergeant Major in the Cheshire Regiment. This tunic previously appeared on the market back in the early 1990’s, then sold by Regimentals from within a very nice First War collection, which was photographed in our hard copy catalogue number 47. The insignia fitted is a maroon and white halved lozenge over a beautifully embroidered cockerel with white lozenge to the centre with the ‘V’ Chesire acorn on maroon backing cloth to both sleeves. Cheshire brass shoulder titles to each epaulette, all the buttons are of the Regimental pattern, two Sergeant Major brass rank insignia sets, one to each sleeve, unmarked and undated whistle attached to the shoulder lanyard. A light sprinkling of moth to the base of the upper pocket and the lower skirt and to the very point of the extra cuff pattern that the Sergeant Major has taken it upon himself to have his tunic enhanced as befitting his rank. To the interior the virtually complete ‘Kettering Clothing Manufacturing Society Limited’ paper label reading ‘Serge Service Dress Size No.21 Height 5’9, 10 inches, Breast 36/37 inches, Waist 31/32. Standard skeleton white cotton lining that has obviously seen service use plus WD acceptance stamp to the white lining. A very nice and complete tunic.
BRITISH WWI SET OF 1914 PATTERN UTILITY STRAPS. A pair of original utility straps for the 1914 all leather equipment. One strap frail close to one of the adjustment holes, this could be repaired and strengthened. All buckles present.
BRITISH WWI SINGLE PO8 CROSS STRAP. Good condition, blancoed. Faint traces of unidentified issue markings.
BRITISH WWI SINGLE STRAP SAM BROWNE SET. A good matching set being the WWI officers belt, sword hanger, cross strap and Mark 6 Webley holster that has had the upper edge of the holster trimmed by the officer owner.
BRITISH WWI SNIPER/CRAWLER SUIT. A rare piece of WWI British field uniform kit being the all in one overall style sniper/crawler suit issued late in WWI to British snipers, this one piece semi rubberised Gabardine suit which is worn with the tied section, the buckle section and the pocket section to the rear of the wearer enabling the suit to be worn with the front completely free of any obstructions to catch or snag on obstructions whilst the sniper is in the prone and crawling position. The suit is in unissued condition, there appears to be one repair across the upper left leg section as the garment is viewed from the rear, which maybe an out of British service slash to the material. There are also stitch repairs to the buckle and strap adjuster, apart from that the item is faultless, even with its original tied string through the 9 sets of eyelets. Large stamp to the interior WD number over letter. ‘Goldstone, Davies & Company Limited 1918 Manchester’ with a sizing stamp number ‘2’. Quite often when these suits were issued the individual sniper has painted them with camouflage.
BRITISH WWI SOLDIER’S GAS MASK. A very nice gas mask identified to ‘R.W.Hendel JR. (Junior)’. This is obviously an American used gas mask, marked ‘Waring & Gillows 1917’ with broad arrow mark. The mask itself is good, the filter box is badly rotted. Good for display on a mannequin only, complete with its long strap.
BRITISH WWI SOLDIER’S PUTTEES. A nice matched set of full length puttees for wearing with the pattern 02 uniform.
BRITISH WWI SOUVENIR PAINTED HELMET. A mark 1 rimless Brodie helmet, complete with its original liner and chinstrap with internal net. The felt to the internal liner has suffered but is generally all complete. The exterior bowl is completely painted, some of the lettering is faint, what is most proud is the central Staffordshire Regiment knot surmounted by the George V crown with a clear date of ‘1915-1918’. The rest of the bowl and the rim has been painted using green paint which has dulled somewhat making it difficult to see the lettering other than in the correct light, across the upper dome clear are the words ‘THE SOMME, YPRES,’ with other battle names, which are difficult to read. Also around the upper skirt ‘BELGIUM’ is clear, ‘FLANDERS’ to the inside of the rim in clear white ‘13950.SGT.L.FLETCHER’, with the clarity of this name it should be very easy to identify this soldier. A historic item of WWI.
BRITISH WWI TANKERS FACE MASK. A very good example of the protective face mask used by members of the British tank crews of WWI, they wore this in conjunction with the rare fibre tank helmet, this is an excellent example with its original chain mail, all of its leather covering to the front, suede to the inside with its original tapes.
BRITISH WWI TANKERS HOLSTER. Beautiful tan leather holster dated ‘H.G.R. 1916’ complete with its brass 08 belt fixings.
BRITISH WWI TIN TRENCH PERISCOPE. A very interesting non maker marked all tin carrying trench periscope measuring 34 x 11 x 8 cm. The exterior of the tin has a carrying handle. Each end of the periscope has a small pull ring and for use in the trenches both pull rings are extended, the periscope comes out of the centre of the tin and is then fully ready for use. Remains of a khaki drab paint remains. All optics good and clear, some spotting to the silvering of the mirror but generally fully functional.
BRITISH WWI TRENCH CAP, UNISSUED AND DATED. A rare find being a huge size 7¼ inch trench cap from WWI. The hat has been folded as it would have been stacked in bundles of 10 or 20 pieces and tied with string for over 100 years. There is no moth damage to anywhere on the cap or moth tracking. It is complete with its correct strap, air vents and has never been fitted with a regimental badge. To the interior the oilskin lining is all complete with the shiny covering flaked away in places and luckily an area that has not flaked away is the area of the maker’s stamp in white ink, size and date, which can clearly be seen from our web images ‘1918’ ‘7¼’ with the second half of the maker still visible. Also a clear WD stamp of number over letter.
BRITISH WWI TRENCH PERISCOPE BY NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA. This extremely well known optic manufacturer produced this periscope for trench use, private purchased in WWI. 29cm in length, optics fully functional, painted in a light olive drab. Lovely oval brass label attached ‘Trenscope No.8821 Negretti & Zambra, London’ with a further patent number. At each end of the periscope there are closing caps, which would appear to have been replaced. All in its original fitted canvas carrying case with one slight tear to the base and with its closure male/female stud in place and fully functional.
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 TRENCH WIRE CUTTERS. A 1917 dated pair of ‘Warrington’ maker marked British trench wire cutters.
BRITISH WWI VERNERS PRISMATIC MARCHING COMPASS. Maker marked ‘Sinclair, Haymarket, London’ with government broad arrow mark. The owner’s initials ‘RGB’ hand inscribed to the reverse side. Full working order in its excellent condition leather carrying case with its closing strap and buckle in place, long shoulder strap missing.
BRITISH WWI VICTORY DECORATED ZUCKERMANN HELMET. This helmet purely designed for air raid wardens were one of the most profusely produced helmets by the British during WWII, they were distributed for people who lived on corners of streets along with a stirrup pump for fire watching. The helmet has the initials 'SFP' painted to it, this indicates street fire patrol. This particular helmet has been elaborated decorated with a Union Jack to the crown, the name 'Paul' to the front and various other scenes and colours. The work could be by a teenager and represents flames, etc., we can imagine that this helmet was probably painted and worn during one of the Victory celebrations in 1945. The paintwork is typical of old paint with much rust staining, chipping and discoloration, however a fascinating item of British WWII folk art. The liner is complete, minus its chin strap.
BRITISH WWI W.R.A.F SHOULDER TITLE. An extremely rare piece of insignia item being the W.R.A.F. embroidered white on dark blue backing shoulder title for the Woman's Royal Air Force formed in 1918.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY HOLSTER IDENTIFIED. A very nice Webley Mark 6 holster, ‘Davies & Co’ marked, clear heavy date of ‘1916’, hand inscribed to the front ‘2nd Lieutenant C.W.Langdon 1st/6th Glos’. Slight wear to the body of the holster where the hammer of the pistol has worn through the leather otherwise good and strong overall. With the holster is the complete print-out from the National Archives of his service record, originally serving with the North Somerset Yeomanry, his hospital records show that his date of joining the forces was 10th April 1915, in 1919 records show that he transferred to the RAF. Also records show that he served in North Russia with the newly formed RAF.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER DATED. A very nice condition all leather holster for the Webley Mark 6 officers service revolver of WWI. Finely stamped on the reverse side within a circle with the maker’s name ‘Cooper, Webb & Sons & Co, Walsall C 7 M 1918’.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER, DATED. A beautiful condition Heath Machin & Company, Walsall 1917’ dated Webley Mark 6 holster. Rich deep brown colour, very supple leather.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY MARK 6 HOLSTER, TROPICAL COLOUR. A very unusual Webley Mark 6 holster, mint condition in a most attractive grained leather, which is the identical colour to tropical khaki drill uniforms, complete with all its fittings, very strong stitching. Unused.
BRITISH WWI WEBLEY 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 WIRE CUTTER. An example of the British WWI wire cutter that was attached to the Lee Enfield rifle, which has one of its ears officially removed, we have no idea as to the reason for this, all fittings, present to fit to the Lee Enfield rifle complete, correctly maker marked ‘Decimals Limited, Selly Oak No.1 Mark 2 1917’.
BRITISH WWI WRAF TUNIC. An exceptionally rare garment being a transitional jacket of the pattern worn by the Woman’s Auxiliary Army Corps, however slightly modified for wear by a member of the early Woman’s Royal Air Force. The uniform is of fine quality ribbed khaki wool, which is typical of officers tunics. The tunic itself has been commissioned by an other rank of the Royal Air Force. Female other ranks generally did purchase their own uniforms. There is a tailor’s label to the rear of the tunic with the address of ‘Blandford’, Blandford in Dorset has been a long time garrison area and was a posting for T.H.Lawrence when he served in the early Royal Air Force after service in the Middle East. Any Royal Air Force khaki garment is considered rare, especially to find a female item of this type. Some interesting Royal Air Force regulations has been applied, there has never been collar badges to the tunic and the belt is the single pronged version that is regulation only with Royal Air Force garments. Generally there would have been a button belt with this garment, however the tailoring stipulations would have varied greatly as there was no clear regulation to the exact detail of these uniforms. All buttons throughout are the roped edged gilt Royal Air Force type, there are two buttons to each cuff, one of these cuff buttons is unfortunately missing, the rest of the buttons are all intact throughout. The condition is extremely good, to each upper arm are the red flying bird badges, these are silk embroidered on a woollen background and the heads face forward, this in fact is contrary to regulations but many examples in collections and in period photographs show the flying bird forward when it should have in fact been flying backwards. There is much excellent information about Women’s Royal Air Force uniforms in the superb book British Air Forces 1914 to 18 volume 2 by the McCormack Brothers by Osprey Publishing.
BRITISH WWI YORKSHIRE HUSSARS OFFICERS PEAK CAP. A classic hat of the First World War being the floppy officers khaki hat. Minor moth nips to the crown, General Service subdued side buttons with narrow chinstrap, complete with its officers bronze rose surmounted by a crown Yorkshire Hussars officers badge. To the interior the leather sweatband has seen considerable wear use, it is all intact, its waterproof covering to the upper inner crown is all intact and due to heat some internal padding paper, non contemporary, has adhered itself to the crown lining.
BRITISH WWI YORKSHIRE HUSSARS OFFICERS TRENCH FLOPPY CAP. A very nice example of one of the classic WWI officers caps of the First World War. Large floppy shape, evidence of much service wear, no moth or damage but discolouring, complete with its original leather chinstrap. Two football type side leather buttons and complete with its officers bronze rose surmounted by a crown Yorkshire Hussars officers cap badge. Evidence of much wear to the inside, complete with its ‘Hamburger Rogers & Co Military Outfitters, Covent Garden, London WC’ label stitched into the crown, which itself is lined in multi stitched silk.
BRITISH WWII 10th NORFOLK HOME GUARDS BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. A rare 10th Norfolk (Norwich) serge Home Guard Battledress blouse with side by side Norfolk Battalion makings in good used condition. Norfolk Home Guard uniform items are very hard to find and always sort after.
BRITISH WWII 1938 DATED CAMERON HIGHLANDERS KILT. A Cameron tartan kilt clearly maker marked and dated ‘1938’. To the interior heavy wool lining it is marked ‘WD’ over the soldier’s issue number with faint traces of a wearer’s name. These kilts with the Camerons were clearly seen being worn up to and the evacuation of Dunkirk. Slight remains of original paper label remaining. Kilts can be very susceptible to moth damage, this example is in beautiful condition.
BRITISH WWII 1939 DATED LEATHER JERKIN. An excellent condition early date ‘1939’ size ‘1 Jerkins Leather No.2’ label to the interior, complete with separate ink WD acceptance stamp, leather superb. Two buttons all complete, one button broken in half and one button missing.
BRITISH WWII 1940 BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. A good full length pair of trousers having side pockets and shell dressing pocket, standard large side pocket, of a size that would suit most modern mannequins. The overall condition is excellent with little or no fading. There are one of two small moth nips but no great damage to the cloth. The original turn-ups are present and are machine factory sewn in place. All buttons present. There is a ‘Z’ over ‘WD’ stamp that would indicate ‘1945’ production. There is no label to the rear.
BRITISH WWII 1940 DATED ANKLE BOOTS. A good early dated 1940 pair of British ankle boots known commonly as the ammunition boots. Excellent condition overall, both heels having their steel cleats with hobnails missing from both soles and both toe cleats missing.
BRITISH WWII 1940 PATT BATTLE DRESS TROUSERS. A very good crisp pair of trousers showing no moth damage whatsoever, these clearly have been unworn, the original shell dressing pocket is still tacked closed. The sizing label to the rear is as ever removed. The WD code to the interior is '0', these are clearly stamped to be a good size 7, thus would suit a mannequin. These would be in terms of condition extremely difficult to improve upon. All buttons are the correct chocolate brown colour for this period of issue.
BRITISH WWII 1ST PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE. A good service used full length blade 1st pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife. The blade, is 6 7/8th inches or 17.4cm. Some black staining to the blade. Good clear ‘Wilkinson Sword’ and the ‘FS Fighting Knife’ logos on either side. Some plating lifting from the S shaped cross guard, also plating lifting from the very top of the grip. Fitted into its correct early nickel lower scabbard mount. The leather is good. To the upper part of the scabbard either the elasticated hilt retaining strap or the leather strap, whichever was fitted, have been removed and a replacement leather strap fitted with an American style male/female closing stud. The date ’30.11.42’ is hand inscribed into the rear of the upper tab of the scabbard.
BRITISH WWII 2ND PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE, BLUED FINISH. A generally good all blued finish 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, the blade is full length, not sharpened, slight rust spotting, light finish remaining to the grip, in its original 2nd pattern scabbard with the elasticated hilt retaining strap missing. Broad arrow marked plus the letter ‘B’ to the upper side of the oval cross guard.
BRITISH WWII 2ND PATTERN FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE. A 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife with the Wilkinson Sword and FS logos to both sides of the upper section of the blade. Black corrosion marks have been attempted to polish out but some still remain. The hilt is generally good in its original scabbard with correct blued bottom chape. The elasticated hilt retaining strap is broken also the two leg tabs missing.
BRITISH WWII 2ND PATTERN FIGHTING KNIFE, IDENTIFIED GROUP. An extremely rare item in virtually mint unissued condition, 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, totally untouched piece, the blade is full length and bright in its original profile. It has not been sharpened or re-tipped. Absolutely clear logos of the FS Fighting Knife to one side and Wilkinson Sword Company, London to the opposite side, still covered in original grease. The machine turned grip is still with all its blackened finish and with a build-up of verdigris where it has lain against the leather scabbard since WWII. The scabbard itself as with the knife is in superb condition, all of the blackened finish to the lower scabbard chape is intact. The leather leg tabs have been cut off, the elastic hilt retaining band is complete and undamaged but has lost some of its elasticity. The leather is totally unmarked. Accompanying the knife is an item that we have never encountered before being a 17cm long and 3cm wide at its widest point steel sock knife, this item is very similar but much longer than the thumb knives that are shown on page 90 of British and Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. It has no scabbard, it is made from solid steel with sharpened edges. The point has been slightly burred and was obviously a concealed knife for carrying in a belt or sock. These two incredibly rare items are part of the estate of Captain R.S.Edlin, the two items original acquired from his daughter and his daughter has supplied copy paperwork relating to her father’s service. The first document is dated 7th August 1946 on the headed paper of Security Intelligence, Middle East, General Headquarters Middle East Land Forces appears to be a reference from the head of Security Brigadier G.S.Douglas Roberts in which he outlines Captain Edlin’s service with the Field Security Service as a Warrant Officer and subsequent commission as an officer to the Intelligence Services, he was employed successfully in the planning of security operations in the Balkans and he was finally placed in charge of our Balkan and Allied Section. He then goes on to describe his enthusiastic and successful work, his appointment as Captain from July 1945, a copy movement order to Athens, a copy of his Security Personnel Identity Card with a photograph on both sides and a copy of his Medal Ribbon award. It will be noted that we have cut from the signed statement the address of the daughter of Captain Edlin. A magnificent group. Condition:
BRITISH WWII 53RD WELSH DIVISION FLAG. A highly interesting and possibly historic flag flown after the Normandy invasion and the follow up operations to the end of WWII. Deep blue flag cloth pennant measuring 76 x 170 cms with large applied divisional insignia of the 53rd Welsh Division in a now faded red with, in white, the numbers ‘160’. The flag is identical on both sides but is still with its canvas selvage edge and rope and toggle. The deep blue signifies a brigade or brigade group, we would suggest that the numbers ‘160’ are for the 160th Brigade and due to the size would have been flown from possibly an armoured vehicle or outside a Brigade Headquarters. One or two minor nicks to the blue flag cloth otherwise excellent condition overall.
BRITISH WWII AERTEX SHIRTS. A mint unissued condition still packed packet of 10 British issue 1941 dated CWS manufactured size 11 Aertex shirts, worn by the British Army in North Africa and in the Far East, these highly popular shirts, four button pullover front, two upper breast pockets both button down with pleats, long sleeves, complete with their removable shoulder straps. The label to the packet reads ‘SHIRTS, TROPICAL, COTTON CELLULAR, 1940 PATTERN’ with a separate label having its WD acceptance stamp and still wrapped in its string wrap.
BRITISH WWII AIRBORNE SHOULDER TITLES. A rare pair of uncut printed on waterproof cloth light blue printed ‘AIRBORNE’ on maroon shoulder titles. An excellent example of these titles are shown in British Airborne Insignia by Oliver Lock page 132.
BRITISH WWII AIRBORNE SIGNALS HEADDRESS GROUPING. A fantastic time warp pair of headdress belonging to a member of the Far East Airborne Forces Royal Signals. A 1942 maker marked and dated slouch hat, broad arrow marked, having to the face side the War Economy plastic badge of the Royal Corps of Signals and to the left of the headdress as the headdress is worn a superb section of insignia being locally made in the three colours of the Royal Signals Corps, super-imposed with a hand embroidered parachute in white. The hat itself has some moth damage but fortunately not too destructive. Accompanying the slouch hat is the same owner’s ‘1944’ dated Kangol Wear maroon beret, leather trimmed, complete with an Indian made Royal Corps of Signals applied badge. Minor moth nips to the crown area and having exactly the same storage wear as the slouch hat. Both of the items have been brought home from the Far East and have been stored in either a shed, garage or loft space since WWII. A superb pair.
BRITISH WWII AMERICAN MADE BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An unissued condition set of U.S. made British battledress trousers. Marked size 3. Tailors label 'Katz & Goldman' dated 'January 2nd 1943'. Unfortunately moth has attacked the crotch area as can be seen by our web images, thus priced accordingly.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. A very scarce pair of British enlisted ranks issue ammunition boots. Black pebbled leather in excellent condition. The heels have been re-soled with rubber heels and the steel nails from the front sole have been removed. Clearly dated to the interior ‘1942’. Also broad arrow marked and stamped size 7.
BRITISH WWII AMMUNITION BOOTS. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A good large size pair of ammunition boots. These are in excellent condition throughout and appear to have been the type manufactured initially in a brown colour and these were aimed at service for the hotter climates, these have subsequently been over-dyed black for service wear and are in beautiful supple condition throughout with hobnails and slight signs of wear to the soles. There is a good '44' date as well as original laces present and these are in a good mannequin mountable size 9.
BRITISH WWII ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS BLUE PATROL JACKET. The cut away front blue tunic, open collar with four pockets and fixed belt being the patrol jacket worn by a Colonel in the Regiment. All of the brass buttons are of the Regimental pattern, two rows of medal ribbons, which comprise the Military Cross, three WWI service medals plus an MID palm, two further service medals. Some moth to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed, some moth to the back panel and right hand elbow area otherwise good for display.
BRITISH WWII ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS KILT. A very nice condition officers Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders kilt. Some light moth overall but not to distinct. Good for display with the original ‘William Anderson & Sons, Edinburgh & Glasgow’ label with the ‘By Appointment to King George VI’ label. Complete with all its rosettes, side buckles and hanging cords.
BRITISH WWII ARMY AIR CORPS BERET BADGE. A nice condition enlisted ranks white metal Army Air Corps badge.
BRITISH WWII ARMY AIR CORPS COLLAR BADGES. Two bronze officers collar badges for the four pocket service tunic.
BRITISH WWII ARMY AIR CORPS PLASTIC BADGE. One of the scarcer war economy badges ever produced was the bronzed coloured plastic badge for the Army Air Corps. This version is complete with its twin blades but is slightly unfinished by having the peg on the reverse side that fits to the mould still in place. Maker marked 'A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall'.
BRITISH WWII BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS WITH LABEL. A very good pair of battledress trousers, 1940 pattern, with original label, the label reads ‘Size No.7 Height 4’7 to 4’8, waist 30 to 31, breech 36 to 37, J.J. & J. Mendes Limited 1945’ with the over-stamp ‘Issue April 1945’. Approximately five very minor moth nips. Excellent nap to cloth, unworn condition.
BRITISH WWII BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An unissued pair of battledress trousers, very large size, 41cm waistband, very long legs. Complete moth free. The bandage pocket stitching not even opened for use. WD marked to the interior with the letter ‘E’ over broad arrow with number ‘402’. It would most certainly be impossible to find a better pair than this.
BRITISH WWII BRIGADIER STAFF OFFICER’S CAP. A beautiful condition WWII Brigadier of the Royal Norfolk Regiment’s visor cap. Superb condition, thick heavy ribbed cloth, red Staff Officer’s centre band with King’s crown staff badge to the front with Royal Norfolk Regiment side buttons. Standard leather strap. Complete with its slightly service worn leather sweatband and waterproof inner cover size about 56 cm All situated in its original Herbert Johnson of London’s carrying box.
BRITISH WWII BRIGADIERS FULL DRESS CAP. A very nice condition size 7¼ Brigadier’s cap, all dark blue bordering on black upper body, some minor moth tracking to the nap, no moth holes, with its standard red centre band, thick leather visor with silver embroidered oak leaves around the peak with its Brigadiers lion over crown insignia, standard strap, General Service side buttons. To the interior the leather sweatband is in good original mid tan colour with its size label still fitted. The upper inner crown silk is protected by celluloid. A name applied to the leather liner ‘G.H.P.Whitfield’. Brief research reveals that G.H.P.Whitfield was the Commander of the Dunkirk area. Worthy of much further research.
BRITISH WWII CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OFFICERS QUALITY HOSE TOPS. Beautiful condition, virtually unworn.
BRITISH WWII CANADIAN BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An extremely good condition Canadian made battledress blouse, size 9, dated ‘January 1945’, manufactured in Montreal. Excellent nap to the cloth overall. One or two minor moth nips. Complete with shoulder titles of the Royal Army Service Corps with Arm of Service strips below.
BRITISH WWII CANADIAN BATTLEDRESS TROUSERS. An excellent pair of ‘1945’ dated battledress trousers in the classic Canadian khaki. Faint traces of all size stampings but too faint to read but large size. 32 waist with long leg. Clear maker’s mark. The nap of the cloth is superb overall, one moth hole in the crotch area otherwise perfect.
BRITISH WWII CAVALRY PATTERN WATER BOTTLE. The WWII version of the cavalry carried water bottle, complete with its webbing cradle and shoulder carrying strap with its olive drab enamelled water bottle, which is covered in khaki cloth. The initials ‘MW’ very faintly applied to the cloth with some minor moth nips, complete with its cork stopper.
BRITISH WWII CIVIL GAS MASK IN CASE. he item is named to a lady which is inked to the top, the respirator within the box is in reasonable condition however the face piece is a little dry. What makes this item particularly interesting is the commercially produced hard shelled carrying case in a red vulcanised type fibre. It is clearly marked BL and dated 1939 to the inner of the lid. There were many of these items purchased throughout the war and this is an excellent displayable example. This item is from a Civil Defence gas mask collection we recently purchased.
BRITISH WWII 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 DERENCE FLAG. A rare artefact of Home Defence equipment during the bombing of Britain in WWII. This very scarce flag shaped notice measuring 65cm x 41cm with two attachment ties to the top with the lettering in red ‘KEEP AWAY, UNEXPLODED BOMB’. Single sided. An iconic item for a Home Defence display.
BRITISH WWII HOME 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 HOME GUARD GAITERS. A nice condition set of Home Guard gaiters, totally original, good grained leather, all straps and buckles intact.
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE BOOTS. A super pair of WD Government issue enlisted mans boots specifically designed for the jungle uniform. Standard configuration with strengthened toe, marked ‘WD size 10’ to the soles and heels, both of which are fully studded. Maker marked ‘Lotus’ with clear date ‘1944’. Generally excellent condition, one discoloration stain to the left hand side of the left hand boot. The exterior of the boots are also ‘WD’ marked.
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE GREEN JACKET WITH INSIGNIA. A jungle green four pocket unlined tunic, long sleeves, loops available to attach two removable medal ribbon bars, to a Major in the Indian Electrical & Mechanical Engineers. Slip-on insignia to both epaulettes, complete with unit insignia, one button securing the epaulette to the right hand side is broken, the epaulette is secured to the main body of the tunic by a safety pin.
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE MESS EQIUPMENT TINS Seemingly an unremarkable item however these rank amongst one of the rarest pieces of British and Commonwealth jungle equipment the collector can hope to find. These mess tins were made of tin and were produced for the Far East theatre. Both the small inner tin and the exterior tin have much of their original tin surface but there is some staining and the usual wear. They are both made by the Metal Box Company, one in Calcutta and the other in Bombay and both dated ‘41’. These two plants probably would have separately made the different size tins and they would have been married together on issue from the Army Stores Department. Numerous photographs exist of soldiers in jungle green uniforms carrying a water bottle to one side and the mess tins fitted inside a water bottle cover. To the complete the jungle green mannequin of a Commonwealth soldier from WWII this is an extremely rare opportunity, these are the first set that we have ever owned.
BRITISH WWII MARK 3 COMBAT HELMET. A very nice condition Mark 3 helmet introduced to action on the beaches of Normandy, mainly worn by Canadian troops before general issue took place. This example with all its original paint finish, its ‘1944’ dated liner and its stretchable webbing chinstrap and oilskin. All the liner is complete.
BRITISH WWII MARK 3 HELMET. The classic late war British helmet mainly worn by Canadian troops on D-Day, this example marked onto the fibre liner, it is difficult to ascertain whether the date is 43 or 45, some slight paint loss to the crown otherwise liner complete and chinstrap.
BRITISH WWII MATCHED PAIR OF HUSBAND AND WIFE BRODIE HELMETS. A unique find being two standard Brodie pattern helmets, both identically maker marked to the liner ‘Vero’, one size stamped size ‘7¼’ the other ‘6 ¾’ both identically dated ‘1939’. The size 7¼ helmet is complete in its original brown issue paint and its elasticated chinstrap has hand painted on the underside rim ‘Beatrice Carter, EIBC 1372, 44 Carisbrooke Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex.’ The 6 ¾ size helmet retains all of its brown paint for the interior, the outside has had the brown over painted in a matt black and is marked identically to the first helmet ‘Walter.J.Carter EIBC 1375’ with the identical address in Carisbrooke Road, St.Leonards. We can only theorise on the EIBC and the two sets of numbers being helmets worn by the husband and wife whilst fire watching or in some other air raid duty for a Company in that area. A unique find for the Home Front collector.
BRITISH WWII MIDDLE EAST COMMANDO KNIFE.THIS ITEM IS RESERVED THIS ITEM IS RESERVED AWAITING IMPORT PERMISSION TO AUSTRALASIA fabulous condition example of the now excessively rare knife known as the Middle East Commando knife. The blade is full length and has never been abused or re-profiled. There is some black spotting corrosion to the right hand side of the blade as the blade is held in ones hand. To the left hand side of the blade it is absolutely clear. The cast brass hilt is in overall excellent condition with slight indentations on the right hand lower side where it appears to have been used to tap nails or pinheads. All fitted into its totally original teardrop shaped grained leather scabbard where all the stitching holding the reverse belt loop to the main body is good and strong, plus all the stitching holding the blade section together. The brass rivet holding the hilt retaining loop is all intact. To the reverse side there is a handwritten instruction, it is rather faint but we have been able to decipher it. ‘Good hunting’ followed by two other words which are indecipherable, followed by the date ‘25th July 1944’ in numbers only with a clear place of Calcutta. A superb example. Condition:
BRITISH WWII No3 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE. Original No3 Commando shoulder title.
BRITISH WWII No5 COMMANDO SHOULDER TITLE. Original WWII No.5 Commando shoulder title.
BRITISH WWII OFFICERS TROUSERS. A pair of straight leg trousers without turn-ups for wearing with a British officers service dress tunic. No moth damage with a ‘Moss Bros Limited, Covent Garden’ label.
BRITISH WWII OFFICERS VISOR CAP STRAP. Mint unissued condition with all correct runners. 27.5cm in length hole to hole.
BRITISH WWII PARATROOPER KNEE PADS. A scarce set of the khaki and elasticated ribbed material knee pads, complete with their brass eyelets and closing long leather lace. Excellent condition, slight oxidisation to the brass eyelets.
BRITISH WWII PARATROOPER OVER-SMOCK. The sleeveless over-smock in green worn over the jump smock and equipment. Excellent condition. Totally original zip. All closure studs present with a label reading ‘Jacket Parachutist 1942 pattern size 3, 5’7 to 5’8 breast 35-40, L. Harris Limited 1945’.
BRITISH WWII PATTERN 37 LARGE HAVERSACK. Canadian marked with original owner’s name hand applied to the interior flap, dated ‘1942’.
BRITISH WWII POLICE INSPECTORS BRODIE HELMET. A magnificent condition WWII civil forces helmet, being the standrd pattern brodie helmet with its totally original liner marked size 7. Maker is Vero and dated 1938. The helmet was originally painted white and it has toned beautifully over the years with cracking to the surface as can be seen in our web images. Two rank stars to the front indicating an inspector, with the police rectangular decal below the rank insignia. Complete with its webbing sprung liner.
BRITISH WWII PRIVATE PURCHASE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET. An excellent helmet in the miners type shape however fitted with the typical British tommy helmet liner system, this also being of private purchase and bearing the original paper sizing label. This type of helmet had the optional extra of a chinstrap, which would be fitted to rubber tabs, both tabs are present however no chinstrap has ever been fitted to this most unusual example.
BRITISH WWII PRIVATE PURCHASE CIVIL FIRE GUARD HELMET. A very interesting example of a helmet commercially produced and sold to fire guards and other members of the Civil Defence Corps. This particular example is finished in a fine grey satin cement finish with some areas of light rust and scratching to the surface with a finely painted ‘FG’ in yellow to the front. The liner system is rather similar to private purchase officer types of the Great War period and have a brown leather chinstrap. Interestingly there has been a white ringed circle painted around the entire interior of the helmet possibly to aid finding and recognition at night.
BRITISH WWII RAC DROP HOLSTER. One of the rarest elements of the 37 pattern webbing to find is the early armoured corps drop holster, which has not been modified and is in its early configuration. These holsters can be seen in wear from the late 30'd through to approx. 43. They enabled the pistol to be worn low on the thigh. They were designed for armoured corps personnel and were also issued to signals personnel. This particular example is in excellent service worn condition wit light Blanco staining to the face. There is a clear 'ME.CO 1942,' date, with the cartridge loops are present to the face of the holster as is the cleaning rod in its cleaning rod sleeve. The overall condition is stored and excellent. These items were also procured and used by commandos in the early raids and can be seen worn as late as 44 by troops at Arnhem.
BRITISH WWII RAF AVIATORS IRVIN JACKET. A very good upper sized jacket, although the label is missing we estimate this to be a size 40 to 42 chest. Excellent skin to the body with one minor tear to the construction just to the right of the attachment point for the waist belt otherwise the skin is very strong, durable and wearable. This is the model constructed in two panels on the reverse side with a single vertical central seam. All the interior lamb skin excellent, complete with its fixed original waist belt and buckle, its leather collar strap. The original Dot zip is in place with part of its leather puller and is fully functional, close to the top of the zip two of the teeth are missing but the zip is able to bypass this point and close right to the top. Both of the original Dot half zips to the lower sleeves are intact with their pullers and both fully functioning. Slight wear to the skin on the lower part of the cuffs. Overall a very good RAF Irvin jacket of WWII.
BRITISH WWII RAF C TYPE FLYING HELMET, MINT. A mint and boxed RAF C type flying helmet, never issued. The leather to the helmet still with all its original colour. Beautiful mint bright suede interior, complete with its long wiring loom and jack plug, all wrapped in its greaseproof paper with label ‘HELMET FLYING TYPE C WIRED 3 QUANTITY 1’ in its original box of issue with identical label to the exterior of the box. To the base of the box ‘Patterson & Stone Limited’ plus other technical data to the label.
BRITISH WWII RAF ENLISTED RANKS SIDE CAP 1945. A good example of the RAF enlisted ranks overseas cap, clearly maker marked WD stamped dated ‘1945’ size 6¼, complete with its bronze RAF badge and its two plastic war economy two buttons to front. Two minute moth holes.
BRITISH WWII RAF FLYING BOOTS. An interesting pair of flying boots being clearly WD marked with size etc., These are similar to the escape boots with the lower element removable and thus would appear like a shoe. The uppers are of a leather construction and appear calf length. The original soles are present and good and all leather is supple.
BRITISH WWII RINGED AND BEADED FAIRBAIRN SYKES KNIFE. A nice condition Fairbairn Sykes ringed and beaded hilted fighting knife, the blade is full length, some slight dullness, minor sharpening but the profile of the blade is correct and original. The brass ringed and beaded grip is excellent with 9 rows of beads. Marked number ‘2’ to the base of the blackened brass hilt, all contained in its original scabbard with its two leg tabs. The elastic at the top of the belt loop is present but broken, a leather tie is in place to substitute the broken elastic. A scarce knife.
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 MARINES BERET. A blue Marine beret of Naval contract with tombstone fixing behind the badge and lack of covering to the eyelets. Attached is the original Marines badge. There are one or two nicks and small repairs however the general appearance to the beret is excellent. Berets such as these would have seen land service during the many operations of WWII, this particular beret is clearly dated '45'. Many Marines took part in operations in operating vehicles and other support roles. A good field used beret.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS CAP. A large size Bombay made Royal Navy officers visor cap, one minute moth nip to the crown otherwise the nap to the cloth is excellent overall, complete with its mohair centre band to which is attached a very high quality gold wire white metal anchor, red velvet centre to the crown, officers badge. Also complete with its correct narrow patent leather strap, which has lost its patent in some parts. The interior mid brown leather band excellent, complete with its Bombay maker’s label to the upper inner silk lining. The crown to the officer’s badge is King’s crown period of WWII.
BRITISH WWII ROYAL SIGNALS SLOUCH HAT. A good field used example of a British issued slouch hat. The colour is good with a little fading. To the turn up is the correct Royal signals regimental ribbon. The closure is the press stud type and there is a five fold muslin puggaree. The original leather sweat band is present. A little stiff in areas from use and heavily greased stained. It is marked and clearly dated '1943.' The original thin chin strap again is present and in similar condition with much verdigree to the original buckle. There are some areas of minor surface moth damage. However, it remains an excellent and completely untouched item of head dress. Condition:
BRITISH WWII SCOTTISH TREWS. A good pair of Royal Scots Fusiliers tartan pattern trews known as the 42nd Government tartan, minor moth damage in the crotch area and one or two moth nips on the exterior but generally good. Good size waist and long legs for easy mannequin display.
BRITISH WWII SLOUCH HAT. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. A well worn British made slouch hat with excellent regimental diamond insignia neatly sewn to the side with pagri with regimental colours to the upper three folds. The hat itself showing South African maker's markings and a very good clear date of '1944'. There are one or two small repairs carried out at the time and a little grubbiness from sustained field service use. A super example.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIER'S PERSONAL EFFECTS. Formerly the property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. The grouping consists of a number of comforts items including a balaclava helmet, long scarf in unfortunately mothed condition, a pair of woollen gloves, pair of high quality private purchased pressed felt gloves, a scarce pair of service braces, these are the type that were used in both WWI and WWII and finally Tucker's khaki cotton tie for walking out dress. The whole lot is in slightly grubby stored condition and generally excellent with just extensive moth damage to the scarf as mentioned previously. Condition:
BRITISH WWII SOLDIERS ANKLE BOOTS, 42 DATED. A pair of hard to find British WWII dated boots, complete with their original soles, the heels have steel cleats, good black pebbled leather, clearly maker marked and dated ‘1942’ size ‘7 medium’. WD marked to the side of the boots.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIERS RAIN CAPE. Excellent condition, all buttons complete, one button broken in half, WD marked and dated ‘1945’.
BRITISH WWII SOLDIER’S STRING VEST. A scarce piece of uniform being the British soldier’s string vest, with its original paper label with size ‘2’ dated ‘1943 White & Sons Limited’.
BRITISH WWII SOLID SILVER RAC BERET BADGE. A superb piece being a hallmarked silver dated '1942' Royal Armoured Corps beret badge. Magnificent detail to the mailed fist with the lettering 'RAC' within the tablet below. Four fixing prongs on the reverse side complete with its sterling silver '1942' dated hallmark.
BRITISH WWII ST. JOHN’S AMBULANCE BRIGADE CIVIL DEFENCE HELMET. A standard combat weight Brodie pattern helmet, marked to the fibre inner band ‘Helmets Company Limited, 1939’. Painted white overall with the large decal of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade applied to the front. Some slight scratches, minor abrasions to the paint finish but generally excellent, complete with its elasticated chinstrap which some of the canvas covering is loose. The interior liner all complete. The St. John’s Ambulance Brigade assisted in many civil duties during WWII in dangerous situations.
BRITISH WWII TO D DAY TO VE DAY THE BRITISH SOLDIER. Volume 1 of this excellent work comprising uniforms, insignia and equipment of all arms of the British forces. Written by Jean Buchery. 140 beautifully coloured pages with very informative text accompanied by period images. Including in depth insignia pages again all in colour.
BRITISH WWII UNISSUED BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. An unissued condition battledress blouse, model 1940, for a soldier the size of 6’1 to 6’2, waist 34/35 chest 39/40. Maker marked and dated ‘1945’ and WD marked. Good nap to the cloth, no moth damage.
BRITISH WWII UNOPENED TEA GIFT SET. Previously property of Sergeant W.V.Tucker. This soldier's number being 2030230. Sergeant Tucker saw pre war volunteer service and was a part of the Territorial Army, initially serving as a member of the Royal Horse Artillery. It would appear on re-enlistment to the colours in the early war years that Sergeant Tucker was with the Royal Engineers, this pre war soldier saw many courses and was a highly qualified soldier serving with the 14th Army in Burma and India. An intriguing item of military and social history being a completely untouched original sealed wooden box of tea that was sent back to the U.K. by Sergeant Tucker. Tea was in extremely short supply in England and grateful citizens received shipments from abroad and this has been sent to his wife and has her address in Kent to the end of the box. There are numerous details including a label reading 'On behalf of Sergeant Tucker' and Indian postage stamps. To one end is a certification carried out by the Lipton Company who dispatched directly this to Tucker's relatives. There are also full service number details of Tucker. An absolutely stunning item that clearly is having full contents inside and would make a most topical item of display and important historical museum worthy article dated 1945.
BRITISH WWII WOMEN’S LAND ARMY OVERALL. A mint condition unused 1944 dated large size overall coat in drill material for the Women’s Land Army. Bust size 39 to 42. Maker marked ‘A.Learner & Son’ with a broad arrow mark.
BRITISH/CANADIAN 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/GHURKA WWII 1943 DATED KUKRI. A good kukri, the blade sharpened but not reprofiled, clearly dated 43 ,to the riveted wood grip one small chip of wood missing from the rear of the grip. All contained in its leather covered wood scabbard, which is brass tipped and its frog. The scabbard is clearly dated ‘43’ plus maker’s coding.
BRITISH/SCOTTISH WWI UNIFORM GROUPING. A scarce cut away officers khaki doublet to a Captain in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Two moth nips to the rear panel, slightly larger moth hole to the front upper right hand pocket as the tunic is worn and minor moth to the right hand sleeve, complete with matched set of Argyll officers bronze collar badges, all regimental buttons fitted, some well worn. A tailor’s label of ‘William Anderson & Son, Edinburgh’ applied to the upper inner collar area of the tunic with the very faint name, which appears to be ‘Baxter’ with a date, again faint, ‘1915’. Cuff rank lace to the lower sleeves, two of the original rank pips as a rank of lieutenant with an added pip when promoted from lieutenant to captain. Complete with a well service worn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officers Glengarry. The faint remains of the ‘W.Anderson Glasgow’ stamped address to the inner crown, fitted with an enlisted ranks Argyll badge. Minor moth to one side of the Glengarry, complete with red pompom, silk tails missing and a matching set of government pattern trews with moth damage repair around the crotch area, the trews are from a separate wearer, complete with the Anderson label of ‘W.M.P.Kincaid Lennox Esquire June 1915’.
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 ESSEX SCOTTISH BATTLEDRESS BLOUSE. A 1945 dated 1940 pattern Canadian produced battledress blouse worn by a soldier in the Essex Scottish, complete with all of its insignia, khaki lanyard, Canadian War Service medal ribbon with maple leaf to the upper right breast. No moth damage. Canadian ordnance mark to the interior plus full details of sizes with two clear dates of ‘1945’. Some light staining to the collar.
CANADIAN ROYAL FLYING CORPS BREECHES. An extremely rare pair of other ranks issued breeches, these are in typical Canadian coarse other ranks wool and have no reinforcing to the inner legs and would have be worn with puttees. The Canadian military provided a great deal of personnel in terms of flying and much training was undertaken in Canada. This particular pair of breeches have a good paper label still intact, printed 'Royal Flying Corps' and Toronto 1918. There are other acceptance stamps throughout. The lining is of coarse olive linen. The buttons are Canadian all metal types including the fly button, which is a mechanically attached riveted type button. Unfortunately these have suffered greatly from moth and this has been well restored to the legs and these still would make an intriguing display item. Any item of RFC clothing has always been considered rare, this is the first pair of Canadian breeches we have ever encountered.
CANADIAN WWI BRITISH MADE CANADIAN MODEL 02 COMBAT TUNIC. A very nice condition upper medium size model 02 tunic in superb condition with no moth damage, excellent nap to the cloth, all Canada buttons fitted, Canada brass shoulder titles, standard white cotton lining which is service stained. The remains of the manufacturer’s paper label with the faint date of ‘1917’ with the original soldier’s name ‘A.Mcall’, the soldier’s number ‘1078452’. Faint WD stamps to part of the inner lining. It would appear that the lower of the five closure buttons is a replacement. A photocopy of the original attestation paper for Andrew Mcall of Quebec and originally from Glasgow Scotland is with the tunic. It would appear from other papers that he served with the 5th Pioneer Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force, based on this paperwork further research is possible.
CANADIAN WWII BREN GUN CARRYING BAG A good condition canvas container, Canadian made and '1945' dated. For spare barrels and equipment for the Bren light machine gun. Clear support company markings to the reverse side of the bag. Marked to the reverse side 'SP.COY 3/R 22R'. We believe this to be one of the Canadian Normandy invasion regiments. This item is from the excellent Italian based collection that we purchased in April 2009.
CAUCASIAN MINIATURE KINJAL. A very attractive piece of probably ladies jewellery in the form of a miniature kinjal. The kinjal can be drawn from its scabbard and has some impressed silver markings. Beautiful niello work surmounted by a crescent and star and long suspension chain.
CIVIL WAR GUNS. The complete story of Federal and Confederate small arms, fabulous 1962 hardback publication, complete with its original protective flyleaf cover, William B. Edwards. 435 pages of in-depth black and white photographs and a huge amount of text and background information on all of the weapons used by both the Confederacy and the Union.
CLOTH LUFTWAFFE OBSERVERS BADGE BELONGING TO BERTHOLD HUCHZEMEYER. A recently obtained group of items belonging to Luftwaffe observer Gefreiter Berthold Huchzemeyer, who was a crew member on a Junkers 88 of Kuestenfliegergruppe 606 which force landed at Donna Hook near Grimsby, on the 19th September 1941. Luftwaffe trimmed edge machine embroidered observer badge, as removed from tunic.
COLLECTING THE EDGE WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME 1 BY JOHNSON. A superb condition 3rd Edition print of 1982 of this excellent volume 1 of a long series of books on the edge weapons of the Third Reich. Volume 1 is the volume that any starter collector on Third Reich edge weapons should have. Beautiful condition, complete with its flyleaf, which has two slight tears to the upper edge.
COLLECTING THE EDGE WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH VOLUME 4 BY JOHNSON. Good condition volume 4 of this excellent series of the edge weapons. 350 pages of in-depth detail on many of the edge weapons of this period. Many black and white photographs. Excellent text. Complete with its flyleaf, which has some slightly shredded areas on the upper edge.
COLT FIREARMS 1836 TO 1954 BY JAMES E. SERVEN. First published in 1954, this may well be a 1st edition, undated to the interior. 374 pages of wonderful in-depth text, photographs and explanatory notes on all of the models produced by the famous Colt factory from early revolvers through to machine guns. Complete with the remains of its dust jacket.
COMBAT FLYING CLOTHING BY C.G.SWEETING. A good soft back work on U.S.Army Air Force flying clothing throughout WWII. 150 pages of very indepth text, history, research and photo images of all of the flying clothing and equipment used by American aviators in WWII. Published by the Smithsonian Institute in 1984.
COMBAT FLYING EQUIPMENT U.S. ARMY AVIATORS, PERSONAL EQUIPMENT 1917-45. A soft back publication, excellent work, 237 pages by C.G.Sweeting, full of text, research from the very beginning when U.S. aviators came to war in 1917 through to 1945.
CROAT WWII PILOT’S BADGE IN GOLD. A rare all gilded version of the Croatian Pilot’s badge of WWII, this is the Pilot’s badge created under the Ustasi Regime who were allies of Germany. Gilt excellent, complete with Zagreb maker on the reverse tablet just above the pin retaining hook.
CUT AND THRUST WEAPONS BY EDWARD WAGNER. First edition, published 1967, this huge work of 489 pages is a must for any interested parties in edge weapons of the world. Wonderful line drawings in both black and white and colour with much technical text and history of each individual weapon. Complete with its original fly leaf cover, which is torn to the top and bottom. This book is extremely heavy.
CZECHOSLOAKIAN LEGION IN FRANCE ADRIAN HELMET. A superb untouched example of this scarce helmet being a late war produced French Adrian having the all matt finish mid blue, which has a wonderful frosted appearance overall with some rust bleed and one or two dents and scrapes to the surface, however generally very good. To the front is the Czechoslovakian lion plate which again is French manufactured and factory installed at the time of production. The colour of the plate is an exact match to the helmet and clearly shows it was painted at the time of the helmet's production. The liner is all black and the two-piece type with horizon blue liner band, which is in good order and has suffered little from moth. The leather is good and stable with a few age cracks and some damage to one finger. The original tie cord is present as are the four aluminium spacers. As ever with the majority of French helmets the thin leather chin strap is missing. The helmet is an untouched barn found example showing a great dust patination overall. There is a build-up of dust etc., to the interior of the crown and the item is completely untouched throughout.
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN WWII OFFICERS WAIST BELT. An excellent condition full dress subdued gold brocade waist belt with its highly nickel plated buckle, complete with its sword hanging strap. This identical form of buckle is shown on page 30 of Foreign Legions of the Third Reich by David Littlejohn, with the central Coat of Arms differing slightly. The example on page 30 shows a central logo of a standing lion with eagles. The logo on the belt and buckle offered here has the standing lion of Czechoslovakia with the central shield of Slovakia to the lion's chest.
DAF PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A very comprehensive DAF photograph album being a huge series of loose leaf cards laid into an original period ring binder, it appears to cover the period from July 1940 through to 1941. The images are of extremely good quality, there are too many to count, the leaves are held into the ring binder by a very rusty locking system, if we remove the leaves to count them we may not be able to get them back in their correct order. The album seems to be covering at least five tours with this DAF grouping. Very fine detail of uniforms, equipment of the DAF including an DAF band. There are even letters inside the album dated '1941' which relate to the supply of the photographs for this album. Many images of the group on tour with their buses, high ranking DAF members, close-ups of unusual insignia and all aspects of the DAF. An Ideal item for the DAF researcher. Our estimation is that there is probably over 250 photographs all of good medium size format.
DAGGERS, BAYONETS & FIGHTING KNIVES OF HITLER’S GERMANY BY ANGOLIA. The very first book on German daggers published by Roger James Bender, 1st Edition copyright 1971. 336 pages of in-depth information on German bayonets, daggers and fighting knives. Beautiful condition. The Bender books were never produced with flyleaf covers and this particular example has had its cover protected by its previous owner.
DEFROCKED CANADIAN CRUISE HELMET. An absolutely magnificent, totally untouched example of a defrocked cruise helmet having the early configuration of cruise visors, this helmet has been slightly dismounted, the cruise visor itself proved to be not a great success and helmets were stripped of their chain mail visors on mass. This particular helmet is most interest for various factors. The helmet itself has the original cruise type lugs, traces of welding to the front and the tab to the side where the original curtain was attached to the rail, the rail itself has been completely removed from the helmet. The original chin strap is present and this retains both the original cruise visor hooks, these were designed to hold the visor closer to the face and steady it from swaying. The original liner is present with the felt piece mothed away, however the chin strap and the curtains as well as oilcloth liner band are all excellent. To the exterior is a very good set of battle insignia to both sides being for the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles, this unit was part of the Canadian 3rd Division and fought as part of an Infantry Division on the Western Front until the Armistice. Interestingly on close examination one can clearly see to one side there was another insignia of the 3rd Division which has carefully been painted over and these secondary insignias applied. Much of the roughened finish is remaining and this has darkened to a rust-like colour. Both the external hooks remain to the outside of the helmet for attachment of the cruise visor when not in wear. An absolutely superb untouched helmet with no waxing, oiling or treatment whatsoever with wonderful gentle paint patination, gentle crazing to the insignia and an absolutely barn found loft-like appearance.
DETLEV NIEMANN PRICE GUIDE BOOK VOLUME 3. An excellent condition example by Detlev Niemann being a catalogue of German Medals and Badges from 1871 to 1945, published in English, German and Russian, published 2008. Although the prices may now be slightly out of date, this is an excellent identification work of the German medals and badges of the aforementioned period. Beautiful condition. The work has prices in Euros and U.S.Dollars and is 978 pages long. Care should be taken on the destination for the purchaser being a heavy book postage will be expensive.
DEUTSCHE ZEPPELIN REEDEREI CAR PENNANT. Any artefacts relating to the German Airship Company The Zeppelin Reederei is rare. This car pennant measuring 30cm x 20cm has faded in colour and is shredded as per our web images on both sides. Still complete with a section of its suspension flag.
DIE RITTERKREUZTRAGER DER LUFTWAFFE. This excellent 1966 published volume Band 1, for the fighter pilots 39-45 being the full list of all of the Knights Cross Winners for the fighter pilots of the Luftwaffe. 250 pages with biographies of every Knights Cross Winner with nearly all having a photograph attachment. This sought-after work is still with its very frail and slightly torn dust cover.
DIE UNIFORMEN DER HJ. The very rare soft back publication measuring 22.5 x 16.5 cm. 17 pages of wonderful colour plates of the uniforms, insignia and flags of the HJ, BDM,DJV of the Third Reich. All of the colour printing of the high quality of German printing of the 1930’s. Without doubt the bible needed for any researcher of the Third Reich Youth Movement Organisations. Originally stapled together with three staples, all the staples are intact, slight wear to the cover with some slightly rough edges but generally in excellent condition.
DR. HEINRICH DOEHLE WARTIME AWARDS BOOK. The extremely scarce and desirable book published Berlin 1943, entitled ‘DIE AUSZEICHNUNGEN DES GROSSDEUTSCHEN REICHS ORDEN EHRENZEICHEN ABZEICHEN’. This superb book has 152 pages of text and colour photographs of all of the Third Reich military and political awards that were instituted up to and including 1943. At the end of the book there is a 7 page supplement with awards that were instituted just as the book was being published. The flyleaf is a colour photocopy. Condition:
DRL SPORTS BADGE AND LAPEL PIN. Very fine Bevo woven DRL sports badge woven in orange on black background. Complete with the bronze DRL lapel pin.
DUKE OF WELLINGTON'S REGIMENT. Wartime glue backed example, as removed from a board.
DUTCH M.15 WWI HELMET. One of the difficult helmets to find of WWI being the Dutch M.15. Excellent colour to the skull, complete with its full three pad leather lining and leather chinstrap.
DUTCH WWI COLONIAL OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A rare cap from the Dutch colonies of the WWI period. Standard khaki visor cap, very similar in construction and style to British naval caps of the same period, complete with a removable black heavyweight cotton centre band, attached to the band is a very finely embroidered in bullion wire Dutch lion holding a sword, narrow black chinstrap, again very similar to the British chinstraps with a ribbed patent leather peak with green interior lining. Some moth damage to the cap, which has been identified in our web images. To the interior complete with its leather sweatband, lightweight cotton lining, central celluloid lozenge with an Indonesian maker’s name label underneath the lozenge.
DUTCH WWII NSB TRIANGULAR FORM ARM BADGE. A very finely heavy bullion woven NSB badge for officers, the standing Dutch lion laid on a woven cloth field of the Dutch flag with its original paper backing.
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. Condition:
ELASTOLIN FIGURE OF POSSIBLY KING UMBERTO OF ITALY. Made by Elastolin, these sawdust and glue figures were extremely popular in Germany in the 1930’s, wearing Italian kepi, paintwork excellent, no cracking or damage.
ENGLISH 14TH KING’S HUSSARS OFFICERS SABRETACHE. A mid to late Victorian sabretache to an officer in the 14th King’s Hussars. Gilt lace good with all embroidery complete, without any moth damage to the red field. Some dullness to the embroidered weave to the central panel with one moth nip between the left hand leg and the body of the lower central Dragoon eagle. The blue material behind the Battle Honours has degraded somewhat. There are 11 Battle Honours to the scroll work at the base of the sabretache which includes Douro, Talavera, Funtes d’Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Pyrenees, Orthes, Peninsular, Googerat, Punjaub, Persia. Some fraying to the velvet to each side of the crown. Complete with its mid tan backing leather and message pouch, to the inside of the message pouch complete with paper label to the well known accoutrement makers of Hamberger & Rogers, Gold Lace and Army Accoutrement Manufacturers, By Appointment to the Queen.’
ENGLISH 1803 LIGHT COMPANY OFFICERS SWORD WITH HISTORY. A very good example of the classic 1803 pattern Light Company infantry officers sword having a broad curved 30 inch fullered blade. Marked on the flat back section of the blade ‘WOOLLEY & DEAKINS’ in pressed steel. Woolley & Deakins were a famous sword maker in Birmingham, England, who supplied swords to both the British and American armed forces. Both sides of the blade has virtually all the gold inlaid colour remaining clearly showing the coat of arms decoration and the stands of arms. The opposite side again all of the gold inlay is visible, which includes the ‘GR’ with crown above, the standing soldier carrying the sword wearing the Tarleton helmet, plus the inlaid circlet, which to the centre again has the ‘Woolley & Deakins’. To that particular side there is a reasonable amount of the blued panel remaining. To the opposite side virtually of the blue has disappeared. The blade has some black spotting towards the hatchet type tip, the edge of the blade has not been abused, its fighting edge below the blued and gold panel has been sharpened for combat. The sword has the standard 1803 pattern cut out hilt showing ‘GR’ under a crown, the slotted guard with three loops each side with the crowned ‘GR’ cipher and fluted and knuckle bow, lion’s head pommel. The hilt at one time has taken a slight knock upwards, probably in the battle, which is described below. There is a minor distortion, in the lion’s mouth there is a portapee ring, the grip is good with all its grip wire intact and has at least 85% of the original gilt remaining to the hilt itself and engraved along the back strap ‘J.H.Toyne Esquire, AD 1848’. The whole sword is fitted into its totally original scabbard. The degree of gilt to the three scabbard mounts is probably only 35% however they remain a good colour and is the completely original scabbard to the sword. One of the main problems in any of the leather mounted scabbards of the early 19th century is that the leather rots and we are glad to say this is in superb condition, there is no weakness at all to the scabbard. There are some cracks to the surface tanning and some minor abrasions that has gone through the tanning, the stitching on the rear of the leather is absolutely complete and undamaged. Because of leather shrinkage the scabbard stops short of the hilt by 1 half on an inch. The top mount is engraved ‘Lieutenant Charles Parker, to J.A.Toyne Esquire AD 1848’. The Upper Canada Rebellion took place in 1838, after the rebellion by disaffected Upper Canadians were suppressed in 1837. The majority of the rebel leaders fled to the United States, the battle of the Windmill was a battle fought in November 1838, Loyalist forces of the Upper Canadian Government defeated an invasion by hunter patriot insurgents based in the U.S. on the morning of the 13th November 1838. Lieutenant Colonel Young ordered an attack in two columns, the right one under Ogle Gowan the left column under Lieutenant Colonel Richard Frazer of the 2nd Grenville Regiment. Gowan Vanguard of 44 men from the 83rd Regiment were commanded by Lieutenant William Johnson, which was Frazer’s vanguard of which 30 were Royal Marines under the command of Lieutenant Charles Parker. There is much further reading involved with this story ‘THE BATTLE OF THE WINDMILL’, which gives a list of combatants on both sides. Another work is ‘A TROUBLESOME BIRTH’ the journal of 1st Lieutenant Charles Parker Royal Marines, THE CANADA YEARS 1830 TO 1840 by Robert J. Andrews. The name of J.H.Toyne Esquire is unknown to us, we can only imagine that 10 years later Lieutenant Charles Parker presented his sword as a gift to J.H. Toyne. As can be seen by the dates both on the upper scabbard mount and the back strap this was 10 years after the event. It is most likely that this sword was used by Lieutenant Charles Parker in the Battle of the Windmill in 1838. A lovely 1803 sword with identified provenance and history.
ENGLISH 1847 CALCUTTA MADE SOLAR PITH HELMET. This excellent example has a good firm body, toned in colour overall, made in Ezra Street, Calcutta. Calico covered, very light weight with a ruche pagri, although extremely popular in India it was worn right up until the late 1890’s and is seen in many illustrations in the Sudan campaign later in the century. It is complete with its interior leather lining, the original maker’s label normally adhered to the upper inner crown is missing, the stitching that attaches the leather edge trim to one side of the helmet has come loose from the body, the remainder of the interior is lined in a green lightweight cotton fabric which has lightened over the many years of this helmet’s existence. Good illustrations of an identical helmet can be seen on pages 36 and 53 of the excellent work on solar pith helmets The Jaunty Hat by C.P.Mills.
ENGLISH 21ST LANCERS OFFICERS LANCE CAP. An excellent condition Victorian crowned officers lance cap of the 21st (Empress of India’s) Lancers. The sky blue mortarboard top has some thinness to the nap of cloth with minor moth nips as our web images would have picked up with minor moth nips to the ribbed sides of the mortarboard top. All of the silver lace to the crown, around the base of the mortarboard top, the front peak trim, the lower part of the skull all excellent with some minor staining to the area that butts to the very base of the rabbit skin skull. Complete with its correct lion’s head side rosettes, its original chin chain with velvet lining, Complete with its officers VR gold bullion pompom with its correct officers ribbed plume holder and fitted with its light blue swan feather plume. To the interior the light tan Morocco sweatband is intact, the red inner silk lining has shot and is missing. The large triangular form front plate with its Royal Coat of Arms, the one Battle Honour to the Regiment of Khartoum with ‘VR’ below, twin lance pennons above the lion of the Victorian crown, one of the tips of one lance pennon bent, all of the other floriated work all complete and undamaged. The 21st Lancers originally formed in India in 1858 as the 3rd Bengal Infantry European Light Cavalry, in 1862 is was re-designated as a Hussar Regiment and entitled the 21st Regiment of Hussars, in 1897 it was re-designated as a Lancer Regiment finally becoming the 21st Lancers. In 1898 the Regiment was serving in the Sudan, it was there that the full Regiment charged with lances in the classic cavalry style during the battle of Omdurman, the Regiment won three Victoria Crosses in that charge. Winston Churchill, then an officer in the 4th Hussars rode with the unit with probably one of the first battlefield uses of the Mauser 1897 automatic pistol that he was carrying, the only Battle Honour was Khartoum and in 1921 the Regiment was amalgamated with the 17th Lancers to form the 17th 21st Lancers. Condition:
ENGLISH BEAUMONT ADAMS CASED PERCUSSION REVOLVER. more images.
ENGLISH BEAUMONT ADAMS CASED PERCUSSION REVOLVER. A five shot 54 calibre Beaumont Adams patent percussion revolver numbered ‘21040’ also ‘36839’. London Proof marks with ‘London Armoury Company’ stamp, side lever rammer, with sliding side safety catch. One piece chequered walnut grip in excellent undamaged condition. Fitted into its green felt lined oak case containing the original trade label to the inner upper lid of ‘John Blanch & Son’, the lid with a brass escutcheon to the exterior engraved ‘A.F.Thompson’. The box containing twin cavity brass mould, percussion cap tin named ‘F.Joyce & Co, London, England’ containing 9 percussion caps, a powder measure with a quantity of lead rounds, various cleaning materials. The weapon itself retains much of its original blued finish, action superb, just minor corrosion to the upper part of the frame on the right hand side of the pistol above the cylinder, the cylinder is number matched ‘36859’ to the frame. The original owner’s name engraved to the escutcheon plate, it may be possibly to research the name.
ENGLISH BROWN BESS 39 INCH BARRELLED MILITARY MUSKET. A very good pattern 1793 example of the standard British military musket that saw service in various guises and length from 1740 through to 1830. Originally produced in a length of 42 inches, the final 2 versions were produced with 39 inch barrels, this example is the standard India pattern musket used between 1797 and in some cases as late as 1854. The condition of the metalwork is excellent, there is no corrosion at all to the barrel, minor surface only rust spotting to the Flintlock and lock plate, which is marked crown over ‘GR’ and tower. The lock and trigger system is fully functional, complete with a section of flint held between the jaws of the cock. Original ramrod, three brass pipes for holding the ramrod. The brass fittings, which include the trigger guard and butt plate and flat plate to the opposite side of the lock all good and totally original to the weapon. The wood, apart from minor abrasions, has no parts missing or replaced, it is in very nice colour, very clearly marked, to the end of the butt is its Board of Ordnance ‘BO’ mark with a broad arrow under crown, Irish registration numbers stamped in Fermanagh registration marks both to the end of the butt plate ‘2687’ with matching marks to the top of the barrel. The weapon is dated ‘1837’ into the wood on the left hand side of the stock, an inspectors stamp of ‘HS’ close to the trigger guard, various proof stamps to the rear of the barrel close to the barrel tang, also a military rack number of ‘E’ over ‘33’ ( company E gun 33) to the upper part of the brass butt plate. Both sling swivels have been removed. A very nice historic weapon with Irish connections.
ENGLISH CORPS OF GENTLEMEN AT ARMS HELMET. One of the most stunning helmets ever created within Great Britain is the highly gilded helmet of the Corps of Gentlemen at Arms. The Gentlemen at Arms was first instituted in 1509 by King Henry VIII to act as a mounted escort, armed with spear and lance to protect the sovereign, his bodyguard accompanied Henry to France in 1513 and took part in many subsequent battles and they last saw service in battle through the English Civil War. The modern Corps of Gentlemen at Arms were re-instituted on the 17th March 1834, their duties today are purely ceremonial, all the members are ex military men and the Corps consists of five officers only and they act on ceremonial occasions as the titular bodyguard to the sovereign. This spectacular example is a Victorian Crowned example, the skull is superb, some slight ripples in the exposed plain areas of which there are very few, the bowl of the helmet is covered in floriated patterns, the front plate is with the Royal Coat of Arms laying on a white metal diamond cut star. The helmet is complete with its long white feather plume, its set of chin scales, the right hand side of the set as the helmet is viewed has two plates from the scales missing. To the interior the leather base to the liner system is all complete, however the silk liner has shot and broken away. The initials ‘I H C-F’ are hand stencil painted to the inner bowl, this could be used as a start for research as to the original wearer of this beautiful piece. One small section of floriated work is missing at the rear of the skull.
ENGLISH FLINTLOCK COACHING BRASS BARRELLED BLUNDERBUSS WITH SPRING BAYONET. A late 18th early 19th century coaching Blunderbuss generally nice condition, overall length 78cm, wood stock good, very small areas of repair to the stock just below the barrel area, the major part of the stock all good and undamaged. Slight discoloration to the wood in the area where the pins hold the barrel in place. All of the fittings, which include the engraved floriated trigger guard, butt stock, rammer pipes all matching. Steel sprung loaded bayonet, when the holding catch is released the bayonet only lifts a matter of 5cm, which indicates that the sprung loaded system needs attention. The Flintlock is in excellent working order, minor corrosion to the very left hand point of the lock. The maker ‘Smith’ is clear to the flat section.
ENGLISH SABRETACHE COVER. All dark green Morocco leather sabretache cover measuring 21cms across the top, lower width 27.5 cms, height 31cms.
ENGLISH 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 VICTORIAN BOWIE/EXPLORER KNIFE. A very good Bowie/explorer knife, manufactured by Paget of Piccadilly London. 26cm in length with a blade of 15cm. Stag grip held to the steel tang with five rivets. Oval steel cross guard. The blade in its original form, some black spotting. All fitted into its excellent condition leather scabbard with its belt loop intact, the loop that secures the knife intact within the scabbard has broken but the leather covered buckle and securing prong are still in place. The Company of Richard Paget first recorded as a cutler, in 1823 at 163 Piccadilly. The last recorded entry of the Company of Richard Paget was in 1888. At least two examples of his excellent work are shown in full colour in The London Knife Book, An A to Z Guide to London Cutlers 1820 to 1945.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN LONDON MADE EXPLORER KNIFE. A superb example produced by the well known Company of Thornhill of London who have a history going back to 1734. This superb knife measuring 32cm in length with a 19cm blade, the blade in original form has been polished with a clear ‘VR’ over ‘Thornhill, London’. Attached to the steel tang is the most beautiful black chequered horn grip, straight steel cross guard, fitted into its original leather scabbard that has its original very narrow belt loop fitted. The grip is secured to the steel hilt by three rivets and has wonderful cross hatched detail. A varied variety of knives manufactured by Thornhill of London are illustrated in full colour in The London Knife Book, An A to Z Guide to London Cutlers 1820 to 1945. The Company of Thornhill, London closed its business in 1912.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN OR GEORGIAN CAP LINES. A rare set of gold woven cap lines for fitting to one of the early shakos of the Georgian of Victorian period.
ENGLISH VICTORIAN ROYAL ARTILLERY SABRETACHE FLAP. The front flap only of a Victorian Royal Artillery officer, some toning overall, wear to the velvet behind the scroll below the artillery gun.
EUROPAISCHE HELME BY HEINRICH MULLER AND FRITZ KUNTER. An excellent work published in the old East Germany in 1984 from the collections in military museums in the then East Germany. £314 pages of text, which is in German but many black and white and colour photographs of dress and combat helmets from all over Europe. A fabulous reference work, we ourselves bought one of the last copies available in the Dresden Army Museum in the early 2000’s. Long out of print and highly desirable work dealing with helmets from the 15th century to the 20th century. Still with original fly cover, which is slightly split at the edges otherwise all good.
EUROPEAN HELMET BOOK (EUROPAISCHE HELME). A magnificent book, first published in 1971 in the then East Germany relating to the history of armoured and military helmets starting from the middle ages to date. It was extremely unusual for a book like this to be published in the then communist East Germany in the 1970’s. It was an extremely rare book at the time and when it found its way onto the European collectors market was highly sought-after. The book contains 402 pages with virtually every page having a photograph of some form of military helmet from all of the states of Europe. The countries included in the book are too many to mention. There is obviously a predominance towards German helmets but every other country is covered in steel helmets, armoured helmets, soft helmet and leather helmets, the text of course is all in German. The book was put together using all of the helmets that belonged to the old German History Museum in the then DDR. We have had a copy of this book in our library for many years. On a recent trip to Dresden we found this lone copy sitting on the bookshelves of the Rustkammer in Dresden. It is complete with its original fly leaf, which has a few scuffed edges and still with its original card box. We were informed this was the very last copy available to the museum. Published by the Militarverlag Der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Interestingly on the last page the name of Egon Krenz is printed in the list of contributors to the book, Egon Krenz was the last leader of the DDR and was sentenced to 6½ years in prison for manslaughter for his crimes during the course of the DDR regime. A must for any military library.
EYE SHIELD 42. A set of the eye shield 42 goggles in their original paper packet and cellophane wrapping. The sun and sand goggles were universally used by German Forces during WWII. Pictured clearly on page 161 of Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army 33/45 by John R. Angolia Volume 3.
FALKLANDS CONFLICT GENERAL MENENDEZ CLOAK CLASPS. Two cloak clasps taken from the cloak of Brigadier General Menendez after his surrender in Port Stanley on the 14th June 1982. Both clasps measuring 38mm in circumference, nicely struck with ‘Republica Argentina’ with a Coat of Arms within a laurel leaf to the centre. Both shanks complete with old 1980 label attached ‘Brig-Gens Menendez cloak clasps Pt.Stanley 1982’ and on the reverse side a, what would appear to be, museum accession number.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER REGIMENT 3 VOLUME 2. The superb Roger Bender Publication Volume 2 of Fallschirmjager Regiment 3 by Klaus J. Peters, 1st edition published 1995, a far more expanded volume than volume 1, this edition carrying 672 pages of the most superb text, photographs, historical content of the history of this famous German Paratrooper Regiment. Excellent condition.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 1 BY ROLY PICKERING Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos. Condition:
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOL 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering is the eagerly anticipated new publication by Military Mode. Following the successful volume 1 covering helmets and smocks, this 2nd volume examines, in fine detail, the manufacture, design and history of German Paratrooper trousers, boots and para specific equipment. Some rare 'unknown to many' items are unearthed, the Fallschirmjager ammo carrying harness to name but a few. Also heavily feature in the work is the ultra rare side lace up para boots and the scarce FG42 ammo bandolier in splinter pattern. Almost 260 pages makes this one of Military Modes biggest books to date. The publisher has kept the same wonderful format, using many large size close up, high resolution photographs. THIS OFFERING IS A PRE ORDER, THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH IN MID MAY 2018. please note the images shown are pre proof checking.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER VOLUME 1 BY ROLY PICKERING. Regimentals are please to offer this new book by renowned author, Roly Pickering. Following his successful work ‘Austrustung’, where he covered rare German equipment of WWII, Roly now explores the history and development of specialist clothing, helmets and equipment of the German Paratroopers in WW2. Volume 1 covers helmets and jump smocks, from their inception, right through the changes during war time, through to the late war models. Rare helmet covers are featured in detail, along with many unseen artefact, from some of the best collections from around the world. The book also shares many unpublished period images of the items in use. 230 pages, presented in Military Mode’s usual, high quality hardback format, with top quality high resolution photos.
FALLSHIRMJAGER VOL 2 BY ROLY PICKERING. Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering is the eagerly anticipated new publication by Military Mode. Following the successful volume 1 covering helmets and smocks, this 2nd volume examines, in fine detail, the manufacture, design and history of German Paratrooper trousers, boots and para specific equipment. Some rare 'unknown to many' items are unearthed, the Fallschirmjager ammo carrying harness to name but a few. Also heavily feature in the work is the ultra rare side lace up para boots and the scarce FG42 ammo bandolier in splinter pattern. Almost 260 pages makes this one of Military Modes biggest books to date. The publisher has kept the same wonderful format, using many large size close up, high resolution photographs. THIS OFFERING IS A PRE ORDER, THE BOOK WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DISPATCH IN MID MAY 2018. please note the images shown are pre proof checking.
FAMOUS PISTOLS AND HAND GUNS. 160 pages full illustrated in both black and white and colour, published 1977 still with its original fly leaf cover. Huge information on hand guns of the world.
FASCIST ITALIAN GENERAL’S PARADE HELMET. A rare variation of the Italian M.33 helmet produced completely in fibre for parade use. Nice green paint finish with stencilled in silver General’s insignia to the front, some light loss of paint below the insignia with its Cross of Savoy mounting bracket on the side of the helmet for the insertion of a decorative feather. Complete with its 7 tongued liner, within the liner is a beautiful green silk inner covering, silver blocked with a manufacturer Unione Militare Roma’, the remains of a paper label with the size ‘56’ plus its original classic green Italian leather chinstrap.
FASCIST ITALIAN OFFICERS DAGGER KNOT. A scarce bullion knot for the Fascist Italian officers dagger, this has been fitted to a dagger for many years, slight shredding to the centre area where possibly folded. Good acorn bullion, gold and black colour. each dagger was initially issued with two knots, one plain black service knot and one bullion knot.
FASCIST ITALIAN SCABBARD. An excellent condition scabbard for the short model MVSN dagger. All original paint finish complete with its black leather service belt loop.
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)
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.
FORMAN’S PRICE GUIDE 1ST EDITION. A good example of the Forman’s price guide to German awards and their values published by Roger James Bender in California 1988. Although now widely out of date because of the passage of years the book nevertheless is a very good indication of Third Reich awards and their values and their investment potential, to be able to look at the prices in 1988 and the prices today. Perfect condition.
FRAMED IMPERIAL GERMAN PHOTOGRAPH. A handmade wood carved frame containing a slightly larger than normal postcard photograph of an Imperial German soldier in full dress uniform wearing his visor cap. To the reverse side a memorial dedication with the original soldier’s name and address.
FRAMED WWI BRITISH WAR MEDALS. A beautifully framed pair of the British War Medal and the Victory Medal for WWI. The silver British War Medal is beautifully deep toned, the ribbon has slightly faded, mounted on a brown velvet background, gilt edged in black hardwood frame with framer’s name and address in West Hartlepool on the reverse side. Medals are named to ‘733766 Gunner J.B.Andrew’. A beautiful decorative piece and historical memory of WWI.
FREDERICK THE GREAT COMMEMORATIVE TOBACCO BOX. A very interesting 18th century German brass and copper oblong tobacco box, measuring 6¼ x 1 ¾ the hinge lid is embossed with a three quarter length crowned portrait of the famous German leader Frederick The Great, in a panel surmounted by an eagle and a Latin motto ‘Pro Gloria Et Patria’ and below the image ‘Fredericus Magnus Borussorum Rex’, the base embossed with crown ‘FR’ cipher above the Prussian eagle and with the mottos ‘HEROS SECULI DEFENSOR GERMANIA PROTECTOR PATRIA ET RELIGIONIS’ followed by the maker’s name. These rare tobacco tins were produced in the 18th century as a commemoration of Frederick the Great. Hinge perfect.
FRENCH 1810 HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD. A superb condition French Heavy Cavalry sword, which possibly could have been used at Waterloo, with its double fullered full length spear point blade, which is in excellent condition, small evidence of sharpening marks otherwise no corrosion. Fitted into its all heavy brass hilt. Leather over wood grip with some leather binding loose. The leather ferrul between the bowl and the blade is missing, also grip wire missing from the grip. Excellent colour to the patinated hilt. The blade is marked and dated '1810', in its correct scabbard that is slightly corroded overall but totally undented.
FRENCH 1871 DRAGOON OFFICERS HELMET, CASED. This is the most magnificent example of a French Dragoon officers helmet a collector could wish to have, the main body is absolutely superb, no creases, dents or problems of any sort. Mint bright nickel plating to the skull. All of the decoration, which includes the Roman comb, front plate, the beautiful chin scales have excellent gilt. The helmet is complete with its long horse hair plume, its interior leather liner is all complete and supple. The green leather to the interior of the front peak and the brown leather to the interior of the rear peak is all complete and again supple. There is minor shrinkage to the rear peak leather. The helmet has been worn, finger marks to both the front and the back interior peaks are obvious. The helmet is with its red short feather plume with its bullion wire plume base. The plume has its own cardboard container and the complete group of the helmet and the plume is fitted into the most magnificent French helmet box, which we have encountered before, French helmets are placed in boxes like no other European helmet. The base of the box is sculptured to the shape of the helmet, lined in a chamois suede material, the upper inner lid is also lined in the same material and padded to protect the helmet. The exterior of the wood box is covered in a leatherette material, which has shredded in places which can be seen from our web images. The box is closed by two latches, which are secured with two turn keys, there is also a brass carrying handle. A superb item.
FRENCH CHASSEPOT BAYONET WITH FROG. M.1866 An exceptionally good model 1866 Chassepot bayonet. The blade is superb with acceptance stamp. The cross guard is numbered ‘37365’. Good brass hilt. Rifle retaining button complete and in full working order, other markings. All complete in its undamaged blued scabbard, which retains 100% of its original finish and fitted with its totally original leather frog, which is marked in two places ‘RF’ plus a central stamp ‘Paul Dupuis’ with what would appear to be a date of ‘1.09’. Both the frog and the bayonet have been together ever since issue and with a slight bit of surface rusting on the face side of the cross guard the bayonet is excellent with all leather to the frog soft, supple with good strong stitching.
FRENCH COLLAPSIBLE POP KEPI. A most fascinating object of the hat makers art being a standard polo shaped infantry kepi that would have been worn from just before the Great War in this form throughout the war and until the end. This kepi has a collapsible hinge system to it not dissimilar to that of top hats with depressing the two spring catches either side the kepi can be folded completed flat. The item is of good quality with a fine Melton band and red Melton top. There are one or two areas of moth nipping and somewhat interestingly there appears to be no insignia embroidered to the front and virtually no traces of any insignia being mounted to the centre. The lieutenants gold bars running around the circumference of the kepi have to the centre a central red marking, this inserted area may simply be to marry it with the top on promotion. The thin gilt chin strap is in place as well as both brass infantry brigade buttons. The interior is of good quality dark blue silk with a leather sweat band, this actual hat is a fascinating example of a WWI officers kepi.
FRENCH COLONIAL MEDICAL LIEUTENANT COLONEL'S KEPI. An impressive and interesting kepi for many reasons, the item itself is a standard kepi worn from the late 30's however the combination is most interesting having the deep maroon velvet body for medical officer but having a directly embroidered Colonial anchor to the front. The workmanship, although good, has a slightly artisanal quality to it, the anchor being slightly off-set to the front and the choice of lining materials, it is difficult to be certain of its exact origin but this could well have been produced in the Middle East or in early post war French Indo China. The officer would have been probably a divisional level medical staff member and completing the set is a scarce khaki drill type cover, again the cover appears to have local production quality, it is cut out to the front to allow the Colonial anchor and rank braid to be visible. Interestingly there is a concealed inner pocket to the interior crown, perhaps where the officer would have stowed valuables. The original chin strap is now missing, however this would be relatively easy to replace and the item is dusty from storage with some scuffs and minor moth hole damage to the top, all that said, a fascinating kepi with a huge amount of character. The kepi itself appeared on page 223 of the excellent Exotische volume 2
FRENCH 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 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 PRE WWII CROSS OF FIRE ARMBAND. The organisation known as The Cross of Fire in English was a right wing political organisation formed out of wounded veterans of the First World War and only by members who have been awarded the French award of the Croix de Guerre. This very nicely constructed armband in high quality blue felt material, yellow piping with the logo of a central gilded cross with crossed swords and superimposed with a white metal skull. The armband is joined at the rear by a button and eyelet. A scarce item of a French right wing movement. Condition:
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 WW1 ARMOURED FRONT PLATE. One of the scarcest and most unusual items of French military headdress accoutrements is the armoured plate for the Adrian. Clearly inspired by the German Stirnpanzer, the French undertook a similar experiment and it appears to have been undertaken in a very small way, approximately one or two regiments only received these in the frontline in the Verdun sector. An excellent article has been written by the superb French magazine Militaria in one of their special dossier editions, a high quality photostat of this article will be provided with the item and there is much information uncovered by this, including a copy of the original instruction leaflets which shows the item was actually held in place with a harness to the rear of the soldier's tunic, which had a special hand held device for levelling the item when looking upwards. There is much note of the specifications etc., It is important to note that some copies have been manufactured of these rare items, however this example has many of the characteristic that are absent from the copies. The metal is clearly of an extremely heavy pressed material and on sounding it the ring is a wonderful tone and very much reminiscent of a church bell. The frontal lobe area where the comb housing is pressed out is in a very distinctive shape and this has clearly been hammered out using some form of high powered steam hammer. The chin strap slots are carefully cut in and have been ground carefully to remove the sharpness. The item has been recovered from the ground and there is deep pitting, however this reveals an excellent stratified high quality dense steel in a typical linear corrosion that would indicate the item has been bent from a sheet of flat steel. Also to the underside of the beak when rested upon a flat surface there is a distinctive upward curve, this again is absent from the copies. The overall thickness is exactly the same throughout and there is a serrated edge where the item has been cut through during pressing. There is a slight nib to the rear of the area that covers the comb, this again is a very original feature. Details of these can be found in the superb book by Verlag Publishing, The French Army 14-18 and the item is also covered in various other specialist publications. This is one of the first we have ever seen on the market and only a handful of these exist in private collections and museums, probably the hardest Adrian accessory to find of all.
FRENCH WWI ADRIAN HELMET WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE. A very nice Adrian helmet over-painted from its original horizon blue with an olive drab, horizon blue can be seen beneath the over-paint. Minor chipping. Infantry RF flaming grenade badge to the front, complete with its ‘Soldat De La Grand Guerre 1914-18’ attached plaque to the visor. Complete with its original six tongued mid tan liner and all of its aluminium separators and its original chinstrap.
FRENCH WWI ADRIAN PATTERN HELMET. An absolutely huge size Adrian pattern steel helmet painted in horizon blue. 50% only of the original paint finish remaining, one dent to the rear crown, some rust flooding through the paint on both sides of the central bowl and on the front peak, however complete with its original infantry RF flaming grenade badge, original chinstrap and complete liner system. The area behind the liner seems to have been lined with a form of padding, one tear to one of the tongues, also complete with its original drawstring. To obtain Adrians in this unusually big size is very difficult.
FRENCH WWI CHAUCHAT LIGHT MACHINE GUN. The extremely rare French machine gun of WWI known as the Chauchat, used profusely by French troops in the trenches and also used by the Americans on their arrival in Europe in 1918. Some light corrosion in areas overall. Original wood stock with minor chips to the wood. Wood grip in front of the trigger guard is undamaged, also undamaged wood plates to the trigger grip. Some light rusting but also patches of original blued finish remaining, with its twin legged bipod and its sheet steel magazine, this item is de-activated to the new European standard, complete with its flip up rear sight and fixed front sight, muzzle flash guard.
FRENCH WWI CHAUCHAT MACHINE GUN. A good display worthy example of the French WWI machine gun known as the Chauchat. This has been part battlefield recovered and does have light corrosion overall, it is complete with its original magazine that also shows signs of corrosion, its bipod, the wooden steadying handle forward of the wood grip is a replacement, there is a wood grip also a replacement as is the wood stock. The bipod legs are in a far better condition than the remainder of the gun and would also appear to be replacements. The gun is de-activated and is complete with its new European Union certificate. Ideal for display. The weapon would benefit a French WWI trench display.
FRENCH WWI HORIZON BLUE GREATCOAT. An officers M.14/15 simplified Poriet (officers) greatcoat. Excellent condition, good bright horizon blue colour, complete with 9th Regiment collar patches, insignia to the upper right arm, all flaming grenade infantry buttons fitted. No serious moth, one or two nips to the right hand arm, a few minor stains to the pocket flaps, one moth hole between the two right hand breast pockets. Complete with its false belt at the rear with their buttons. Half lined to the interior with unidentifiable markings to the lining. A rare French uniform element of WWI.
FRENCH WWI HORIZON BLUE OFFICERS KEPI. An excellent kepi being the polo form, probably from the early war period, the polo form of kepi was introduced in around 1912 and was very popular at the start of the war. This is manufactured from typical iron blue grey material and very similar to that worn upon the early greatcoats etc., The item is in a very good uncrushed shape with fine piped lining to the walls and crown of the kepi. thin bullion chin strap with infantry officers buttons to either side. The interior is good and of golden silk with black headband. There is the usual grease build and dust to the exterior. There is some moth damage to the rear and top however the item is very presentable. An extremely elegant item of horizon blue headdress.
FRENCH WWI HORIZON BLUE OFFICERS TUNIC. A very nice condition large size moth damage free horizon blue officers tunic for the 62nd Regiment of Infantry. Complete with all its flaming grenade buttons, gilded number ‘62’ to each collar with dark blue edged collar patches, four pocket configuration with horizon blue lightweight brushed cotton lining with initials applied to the inside, the two lower pockets to the tunic are the large bag type, the two upper pockets pleated with flaps. This is the standard French officers horizon blue tunic of the early WWI period.
FRENCH WWI HORIZON BLUE UNIFORM SET. A super set ready for mannequin display being the 1915/17 double breasted infantry coat, which retains excellent colour, it has obvious service wear, all of the flaming grenade buttons are present. Two semi angled pockets at waist level with buttons, adjustable false cuffs, leather lined bayonet loop to the waist, nap generally good to the cloth, a sprinkling of moth in the lower skirt area, some light staining and minor stitched repairs, collar patches to Regiment 129, profusely stamped to the inside ’33.ERAD’ with various other French issue stamps. This is the model that has the exterior of the interior pocket bags canvas lined so the pockets can carry grenades, this was later discontinued, complete with a set of horizon blue breeches with faded yellow piping, virtually faded to white. The breeches have suffered considerably from moth damage in the crotch area and the upper thigh, this damage is hidden when the greatcoat is mounted on a mannequin and finished with a set of the 1918 shaped horizon blue puttees, which are in superb condition. Fitted to the greatcoat is a Croix de Guerre with its ribbon and one star attached.
FRENCH WWI LEATHER POUCH. As part of the three part ammunition pouch set for the French Infantry soldier. Excellent condition, all rivets holding the belt loops are strong. The closing tab is present.
FRENCH WWI M.2 GAS MASK TIN WITH COVER. A nice artefact of French equipment from WWI being the all horizon blue tin for the M.2 face gas mask with a purpose made cover in horizon blue. Some moth damage as can be seen. A section of the original shoulder string remaining. A nice piece for the horizon blue mannequin.
FRENCH WWI MEDICAL OFFICERS ADRIAN HELMET. A nice condition Adrian helmet retaining most of its dark horizon blue finish. One minor dent to the crown. Fitted with its Medical Services large front plate, its officers multi corded leather chinstrap, retaining its 7 tongued liner, which is all present with aluminium spacers. The number ‘5A2’ stamped into the liner, some minor rodent nips to the liner otherwise excellent condition.
FRENCH WWI OFFICERS BINOCULARS, CASED. A set of trench officers binoculars made in France, marked to the frame. All original enamel finish to the frame intact with leather covering to the centre of the binoculars. Good optics, in their original blue velvet lined case, the case itself is English made with its original long neck strap, closing strap, stitching to the lid of the case is loose.
FRENCH WWI WATER BOTTLE. A small capacity horizon blue bordering on grey coloured water bottle, complete with its shoulder strap and its cork and metal stopper. The horizon blue has faded to a grey colour.
FRENCH WWI WATER BOTTLE. A grey green painted water bottle, which has been personalised with a beautiful section of artwork on one of the flat sides of what appears to be a coat of arms surmounted by a crown with a surround of gold oak leaves. The owner’s initials ‘EC’ hand engraved on the reverse side with another unidentified name. Complete with its full length shoulder strap, which is broken and screw brass top.
FRENCH WWII AIR FORCE ARMOURED HELMET. A scarce French helmet of WWII being the Armoured Forces leather padded helmet with the insignia of the French Air Force. Excellent paint finish to the skull both interior and exterior, its winged RF Air Force badge to front, complete with its fully operational liner with large wide ear pieces and chinstrap.
FRENCH WWII M.26 ARTILLERY ADRIAN HELMET. A good example of the standard army issue helmet as worn in 1940. This particular example has a good percentage of the green paint and a few dents and areas of paint loss to the aluminium comb. The artillery M.15 type crossed cannons badge is affixed to the front. The black leather early pattern liner system is all present as is the chinstrap. There appears to be a soldier’s name and possibly a unit designation scratched to the rear skirt.
FRENCH WWII M.26 INFANTRY ADRIAN HELMET. A used example of the standard helmet, which was used for the fall of France with the M.15 style flaming grenade badge to the front, a black early leather liner system is complete with a chinstrap that has been interestingly modified so it can be undone from the middle. The whole set is untouched and good with areas of mud and oil to the outer. An excellent representative example of a helmet from this early war period.
FRENCH WWII SMCF ARMBAND. The SMCF were the protection force for the French railways. This is a most beautifully constructed armband measuring 31cm in length in red and green silk, bordered with gold trim and magnificently embroidered to the centre with the letters ‘SMCF’ with the motif of the French railways below. Complete with its red and green securing tab and gilded two pronged buckle. Red silk liner on the reverse side. The quality of this item cannot be exaggerated.
FRIEDRICH CHRISTIANSEN ROUND GERMANY FLIGHT TABLE TOP. A magnificent KPM manufactured porcelain table top measuring 20 x 24 inches being a complete map of Germany in a one piece multi coloured porcelain showing the route map of the Round Germany Air Race in 1935, this being the honour prize. It is KPM marked to the lower right hand corner, completely undamaged, mounted in a contemporary table top on four legs, this item originally came from the household and estate of the WWI Pour Le Merite Winner, head of the DLV, commander in chief of the Luftwaffe in Holland during WWII, Luftwaffe Field Marshall Friedrich Christiansen.
GALWAY MILITIA OFFICERS COATEE. An exceedingly rare Irish Militia coatee dating from the period 1820 to approximately 1850. Any of early British uniform items of this style are extremely difficult to find, this example has an excellent scarlet cloth with mustard coloured facings to the cuffs and collar. The collar is with silver bullion lace, each breast is tailored for 10 silvered regimental buttons arranged in pairs, these depicting a crown over 'GM'. The buttons are closed back with makers details of 'P & S Firmin, 150 Strand.' To the reverse side are two false pockets ornamented with lace and four buttons and the tails again with mustard facings. On the base of each tail there is the beautifully embroidered in gold and silver wire and green thread plus sequins the Order of St. Patrick. The interior with silk padded lining, the overall condition is good, some minor staining to the lower left hand cuff and some light mothing. The silk has shot in minor places to the interior. Unusually all of the 42 regimental buttons are complete. The four tailored holes for affixing the shoulder boards when present are clear and visible. Before the development of a standing army Britain and her overseas territories depended for defence in times of war upon locally raised citizen forces, in Ireland the first militia were raised in 1715. The Galway Militia was raised prior to 1752. The Galway Militia were associated with the regular line regiment of the Connaught Rangers.
GENERAL WWII SA MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION CARD. The small hard card single piece double sided printed being the subscription card for the period Oct 1938 to Dec 1940. The SA mann Willhelm Osthus, who lived in Dortmund and was a member of SA group Westfalen SA runic emblem to top left corner complete with an ausweis kart for post office savings bank. The card measures 9x12cm.
GERAM WWI BAVARIAN POLICE PICKELHAUBE A superb condition all fibre bodied pickelhaube worn by a Police officer of the Bavarian State. To the interior the leather liner is in its original light coloured finish and is made by the company Erel and is complete with its inner artificial silk gold lining. Behind the forehead area there is the remains of the foam cushion, which has solidified.
GERAMN WWI REGIMENT 53 SHOULDER BOARD. A lovely condition slightly shorter and wider shoulder board for Regiment 53. Excellent red embroidered numerals to the shoulder board.
GERAMN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER’S SHOULDER STRAP. A rare single shoulder board, silver twisted cord over black overlay for a rank of Untersturmfuhrer to Hauptsturmfuhrer. Complete with its original paper RZM label.
GERMAN ERSATZ VINYL CASE. An intriguing case made of rubber impregnated linen, for the Maxim zf 12 this stiff box is in excellent condition generally with a belt hook and full maker's marks, possibly an early war item, and is clearly of second war manufacture. The item is very presentable, one of the leather tab closure straps has broken through, however this can be fixed in place and is not particularly visible. To the interior is much padding, which has suffered a little from moth damage, however the item is solid and interesting. The interest in unusual German field equipment seems to be ever increasing and German field equipment of an unusual nature will be an excellent investment. Condition:
GERMAN WW 1 M.18 COMBAT HELMET. A nice example of the very difficult to find M.18 helmet, stamped ‘ET64’ to the interior shell. The exterior retains virtually every bit of its original field grey green paint finish with small area above the rear rivet of dusty rust bleeding through the paintwork with other minor abrasions. The interior three pad liner has lost the tips of the tongues of one of the pads, the other pads all have their tongues intact and not damaged. Two of the three pad sets have their original horsehair lining. Complete with its original undated carbine clip chinstrap.
GERMAN 37CM FLAK SHELL BOX. An untouched example of a late war German shell carrying box, it is made from a compressed fibre material and is in the typical ordnance tan colour being a slightly greeny beige. There is much stencilling to one end and various signs where labels have been stuck upon it. The original closure caps work and it has a good wood and leather carrying handle. There is distortion and a little splitting to the base of the box and a little mildew residue, however the item is completely stable and because of the lightweight nature of the box it could be displayed in the hands of a mannequin. The item is dusty, stored with a little distortion to one side but in totally untouched condition.
GERMAN 6 MIXED THIRD REICH COLOURED POSTCARDS. Highly attractive postcards, Knights Cross, 13th March 1938 card, annexation of the Sudetenland postcard, an Oberst Brauer paratrooper postcard by Wolfgang Willerich, Hitler’s 1938 birthday postcard and a 1938 Day of German Art postcard, six in total, two franked and posted.
GERMAN 6 NUREMBERG RALLY POSTCARDS. 6 excellent condition postcards, two for 1937, one for 1939, one for 1936 and two for 1935, all fully illustrated in our web site. 5 have been posted, franked and are with messages on the reverse side, one pre postage paid and not sent.
GERMAN ADMIRAL OF THE KRIEGSMARINE GUSE SIGNATURE. A4 size letter on the headed paper of the Commander in Chief of the Kriegsmarine dated June 1938, a four page letter signed by Admiral Gunther Guse, born 1886, died 1953 as a Russian prisoner.
GERMAN AFRIKA KORPS RUCKSACK. One of the rare pieces of equipment for the Afrika Korps soldier being the heavy duty olive green rucksack with two exterior pockets, one large closing flap and all of the pocket closures and the flap closure straps being in the heavy tropical web equipment in dark olive green web, each strap with a metal tip similar to the Lux straps. Both of the rear canvas straps are complete with the rucksack.
GERMAN 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 ARMED FORCES GAITERS, SLIGHTLY MISMATCHED. A slightly mismatched pair of slightly worn Armed Forces gaiters. All leather fittings good and strong. Condition:
GERMAN ARMED FORCES GAITERS. A matched pair of slightly worn gaiters in olive drab canvas, all leather good, all buckles complete.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE MINIATURE. A very nice single stamped version of the Infantry Assault Badge, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing measuring 12 x 15mm.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES MP34 MAGAZINE POUCH, UTILITY SLING. One of the rarest elements of German equipment and one of a very small handful that was found in the last few years in Austria. The strap itself is in stored excellent stock condition with just signs of dust and storage wear with just a little very light russet corrosion to one of the strap hooks, this is now stable and has not deeply pitted the item whatsoever. There are even the original red folding marks for stitching. The item in typical German fashion is well stamped and designated for its use with a good clear ‘1941’ date. An exceptionally rare item of equipment which will undoubtedly become rarer as this very small batch disseminates amongst collectors.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES PETROL CAN. The ubiquitous petrol can known as the Jerry can marked ‘Kraftstoff 20L’ (20 litres), clearly dated ‘1944’. Maker’s logo to the centre, retaining 50% of its original dunkelgelb paint finish.
GERMAN ARMED FORCES 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 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. Condition:
GERMAN ARMY CAVALRY STABSFELDWEBEL SHOULDER BOARDS. A very rare set of the early pointed shoulder boards but with cavalry yellow wool piping indicating that these were produced between the changeover from the non piped shoulder boards to the rounded tipped piped. This is an absolute matching set. Three rank pips to each board, dark green centre, silver tress to each board, matching tabs on the back. At one stage these boards were adhered to a collector’s display board and in the process of removing them from the board the cardboard residue from the display board is still adhered to the back of the pair. Nevertheless a very rare set.
GERMAN ARMY CLOSE COMBAT IN BRONZE BY C.E.JUNCKER. The Combat Clasp in bronze manufactured by C.E.Juncker are extremely difficult to obtain compared to other manufacturers, this example in superb condition, all bronze finish remaining, complete with its designer’s name to the reverse side plus the maker ‘C.E.Juncker, Berlin’ in raised relief. Wide tapering pin.
GERMAN ARMY DAGGER BY ALCOSO. Good clean blade, maker marked ‘Alcoso’, the upper grip fittings, which include the top pommel and cross guard all match in colour, the scabbard is a slightly different shade being nickel having one upper screw missing, good pebbled finish to the scabbard, totally undented, slight lifting of the plating to the two edges of the scabbard itself.
GERMAN ARMY DAGGER WITH RARE MAKER. A standard German Army officers dagger but with a blade by the rare maker of Shuttelhofer. The blade is good with much cross grain finish remaining, some slight cloudiness. Orange grip. Good definition and quality to the scabbard, cross guard and upper pommel. There is a slight dent just below the upper scabbard ring on the reverse side and slight lifting of plating on the edge of the top pommel, otherwise the dagger is in excellent condition.
GERMAN ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good SE64 sized army double decal combat helmet. The shell retains at least 85% of all its apple green finish. The army decal as can be seen from our web images is rather scratched but the swastika is clear. The national decal is generally good with two slight chips to one edge. Faint traces of the apple green paint remaining to two of the liner retaining rivet heads. The interior liner is all complete, soft, supple, undamaged, complete with its original drawstring. The helmet is unusually with its original strap, which is maker marked and dated ‘1937’. Original owner’s name of ‘Weymann’ hand painted into the rear skirt.
GERMAN ARMY EARLY ARTILLERY POINTED SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the dark green centred shoulder board that is complete with red coloured piping for artillery indicating that these were introduced in the changeover period between the pointed board and the rounded tip board. Rank of Oberfeldwebel, two rank pips to each board, silver tress surrounding each board, slip-on tabs complete with traces of cardboard where they were originally glued to a collector’s display board and have been removed. Red wool piping complete with buttons for display.
GERMAN ARMY HERRINGBONE TWILL ARTILLERY COMBAT UNIFORM. A mint unused condition good size herringbone twill combat uniform, four pocket configuration, six button front fitted with its correct herringbone twill red silk piped shoulder boards, universal green on grey Bevo woven collar patches with machine cross hatched stitched slightly subdued NCO’s silver wire breast eagle. Skeleton lined to the inside complete with bandage pocket. No moth damage or service wear.
GERMAN ARMY INFANTRY POSSIBLY PARADE TUNIC SHOULDER BOARDS. A set of stitch-in Oberfeldwebel’s shoulder boards, white wool piped for infantry, dark green centres, two rank pips to each board with regimental numbers ‘261’. Some moth damage behind the numbers. Possibly from the parade tunic or Sunday best parade tunic.
GERMAN ARMY M.43 CAP EAGLE AND COCKADE. Mint condition, cut from roll M.43 cap eagle, one piece woven with the multi coloured national cockade below.
GERMAN ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER KNOT. A well worn dagger knot that would suit a worn dagger, some fraying but all intact.
GERMAN ARMY RECRUITING DISTRICT V11 MATCHED PAIR OF SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare early non-piped pointed shoulder boards for a rank of Feldwebel serving in the recruiting district v11. Some minor moth nip to the exterior of one board, further moth on the reverse side, complete with its silver tress, one rank pip and gothic letter and numberals, stitch on style, for the very early tunic.
GERMAN ARMY SNOW PAINTED BUCKLE. A rare item being the standard one-piece steel Armed Forces buckle with the whole of the face side painted in a white snow camouflage. To the reverse side is a standard finish.
GERMAN ARMY UNIFORMS & INSIGNIA 1933-45 BY BRIAN L. DAVIES. Still today considered one of the best works on German Army uniforms and insignia, published by Arms & Armour Press in 1971, this example still with its flyleaf but torn and repaired. 224 pages of superb text, description of the in-depth detail with many photographs of the structure and uniforms of the Third Reich Wehrmacht. Colour plates indicating branch colours, a very informative work.
GERMAN ARMY VISOR CAPS 1871-1945 BY TONY VICKERS The new Military Mode Publication, 'German Army Visor Caps 1871-1945'. The book has been penned by, well known collector and enthusiast Tony Vickers and produced by Military Mode as a follow up to the successful books Einheitsfeldmutze and Afrika Korps. The work is a photographic study of the development of the Army visor cap from 1871 right through the First World War, looking closely at the period between the wars, a subject that is very much over-looked until now and then a detailed over-view of the Third Reich period and finally, a look in to the Veteran associations. The book informs the reader on the changes in shape using clever and helpful graphic drawings and of coarse the changes in insignia, colours and styles. All the caps featured in the book are from the authors collection and they are backed up by numerous previously un-published period images. The release date for this book is estimated to be November 2012. The images shown on this listing are pre editing. Condition:
GERMAN ARMY VISOR CAPS 1871-1945 BY TONY VICKERS. The Military Mode Publication, 'German Army Visor Caps 1871-1945'. The book has been penned by, well known collector and enthusiast Tony Vickers and produced by Military Mode as a follow up to the successful books Einheitsfeldmutze and Afrika Korps. The work is a photographic study of the development of the Army visor cap from 1871 right through the First World War, looking closely at the period between the wars, a subject that is very much over-looked until now and then a detailed over-view of the Third Reich period and finally, a look in to the Veteran associations. The book informs the reader on the changes in shape using clever and helpful graphic drawings and of coarse the changes in insignia, colours and styles. All the caps featured in the book are from the authors collection and they are backed up by numerous previously un-published period images. The release date for this book is estimated to be November 2012. The images shown on this listing are pre editing.
GERMAN ARMY/WAFFEN SS RUBBERISED RAIN/OVERCOAT. Constructed in exactly the same manner as the greatcoat, this double breasted rubberised garment with false belt back, very popular amongst army and Waffen SS officers. This is shown profusely worn in many images. Complete with all of its removable buttons, two angled lower side pockets, false deep barrel cuffs, loops for shoulder boards with one of the shoulder board retaining buttons missing. A hole is tailored through the lower left hand pocket for the threading of the sword or dagger hangers and there is an internal hanger with a D ring for the same. Some colour changes over the garment where it has faded.
GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB BADGE. One of the most attractive impressive enamel badges of the Third Reich period is the DDAC (German Automobile Club Third Reich period) badge. The badges measures 10cms x 8cms in oval form, thick heavy quality, maker’s initials on the back ‘PS’ followed by ‘Ges Geschuzt’, excellent coloration of black, silver and red enamels. Slight repair to the enamel just above the eagle’s head otherwise superb overall with its two badge bar or radiator fixing holes.
GERMAN BELT BUCKLES 1800 – 1945. BY JURGEN BANDAU. Excellent work all in German text with the title being Deutsche Koppelschlosser 1800-1945, complete with its original flyleaf cover, published 1990. 150 pages of black and white images of original examples of German belt buckles of all states and all organisations from 1800 to 1945. A good research backup for the in-depth buckle collector.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD BY STEINHAUER & LUCK. A generally excellent condition German Cross in gold, unfortunately some loss to the black enamel to the centre of the swastika. All the features are of Steinhauer & Luck, also stamped number ‘4’ to the exterior of the tapering pin. Good silvered finish to the reverse side with some light toning to the silver disc behind the swastika. Excellent frosted gilt to the ‘1941’ dated wreath and silver highlights to the back ray. In the very late war presentation case that only has a paper hinge. Light grey silk to the upper inner lid. The remainder of the box is good.
GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD, SMALL PRESENTATION CASE. The extremely rare small presentation case for the German Cross in gold, an enormous amount of analysis of the small case on pages 325, 326, 327, 328, 329 and 330 of The German Cross by Dietrich Maerz. This example is unused, Maerz states that the small case is without doubt the first version case of the German Cross, the aperture for the pin indicates in its size that it fits the versions of the German Cross with the shorter pin found on rivetted examples of the cross, It would appear that this example has never been used, there is no impression to the velvet base of the outline of a cross and the upper inner lid silk is clear of any impression. The gold line around the edge of the lid indicates this is the version for a gold German Cross the line is unbroken and the gilding is complete. The simulated leather paper covering in totally undamaged condition. The closing catch is complete and working correctly.
GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER. A near mint unissued condition German Cross in silver by manufacturer number 20, which was Zimmermann. The large central swastika with completely undamaged enamel, virtually all of the silver frosting remaining to the central silver wreath with the 1941 date. Frosted highlights to the lower white star with all the blackened finish to the inner star complete and without the tips being rubbed. Constructed in the classic number 20 style with the wide tapering pin and four hollow slightly domed rivets standing proud of the rear star.
GERMAN EASTERN PEOPLE’S SUMMER TUNIC. A very rare tunic worn by members of the RMBO. Standard form of tunic in lightweight material in a light tan colour. Completely unlined to the interior, four pocket construction, two lower pockets of the bellows type without pleats, two upper pockets flap to the chest with central pleats. All buttons to the tunic are of the white metal Eastern People’s diplomatic style. The grey on brown machine embroidered Eastern People’s eagle attached to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is worn. Some light moth nips to the surrounding brown cloth with a pair of the rare maroon blank collar patches with twisted wire cord surround to the collars itself. No facility for any shoulder boards to be fitted. To the interior of the tunic a hole had been tailored through the lower pocket for the passing of a dagger or sword hanger and the tunic is complete with its internal sword or dagger hanger with a slightly rusty D ring. All of the buttons on the tunic are of the removable style, cuffs are of the open style with button adjusters.
GERMAN FALLSCHIRMJAGER DROP CANNISTER TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, Mp40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN FINNISH WWII NORD FRONT CROSS. The Nord Front Cross is a scarce award given to many members of the 6th Waffen SS Mountain Division Nord. Makers name on the circular screw back disc. Some slight scratches to the enamel but no damage. Dated ‘1941-43’.
GERMAN GRAF VON ZEPPELIN 100TH BIRTHDAY BOWL. A 7 1/2inch or 19.cm circular white china bowl with the maker mark to the base 'Heinrich & Co.' With decoration to the upper edge, edged in blue with the lettering in blue 'In Memory Of The 100th Birthday Of Graf Ferdinand Von Zeppelin 8th July 1838 - 8th July 1938.' Totally undamaged. Graf Von Zeppelin, the designer and manufacturer of the Zeppelin air ships. Condition:
GERMAN HEADGEAR IN WWII by PAT MORAN & JOHN MAGUIRE. An excellent Schiffer publication that covers all types of German military headdress within the Army, Luftwaffe & Kriegsmarine of WWII encompassing mainly visor caps and steel helmets. 307 pages of superb colour photographs, an ideal education publication for the new collector of Third Reich headdress complete with its original flyleaf cover, one tear to flyleaf.
GERMAN HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR by BRANISLAV RADOVIC. This excellent Schiffer military book publication of 2002, this is volume 1. 311 pages of the most superb close-up photographs of German helmets of WWII, comprising all of the arms of the military service. From the first model 16 helmet through to 1945. flyleaf cover in excellent condition with a personal dedication from Branislav Radovic inside the front cover.
GERMAN HELMETS OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR VOLUME 2. The excellent work by Branislav Radovic volume 2, 2002 publication by Schiffer Publishing covering paratrooper helmets and battle damaged helmets. 300 pages of the most superb close-up colour and many original black and white period photographs covering all aspects of the German helmet, which includes cover, liners, makers, insignia etc., complete with its flyleaf cover.
GERMAN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION TO SS DUTCH VOLUNTEER. A very rare citation, A5 size, once folded, pre printed Infantry Assault Badge Citation to SS Rottenfuhrer Anton Reicher, who was a member of 2./FREIW.LEGION FLANDERN’. Awarded 3rd October 1944 with pen signature of an Obersturmbahnfuhrer Conrad Schellong Knights Cross Winner, 28th February 1945 SS Volunteer Assault Brigade Langemarck with regimental over-stamp. A rare citation, probably awarded for the early fighting around the Narva Bridgehead.
GERMAN ITALIAN WAFFEN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. An excellent condition Dachau produced collar patch for the 29th Waffen Grenadier Division Italian No.1. The Division was instituted in November 1943. The collar patch shows the Italian fasces. We have recently purchased a small collection of Dachau made collar patches, this has the white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN ITALIAN WWII 5 ELASTOLIN FIGURES. 5 Elastolin figures of Italian Bersaglieri troops, Elastolin figures were very popular with German youth prior to WWII, these five figures of Italian Bersaglieri soldiers are generally in good condition, minor cracking but good original paint.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE ADMINISTRATION OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A scarce piece of Third Reich insignia being the silver wire weave wreath on very dark blue backing cloth for a Kriegsmarine administrative officers visor cap. Minor oxidisation to the outer leaves. Unused condition. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY. A mint unissued condition Bevo woven gold Kriegsmarine titled cap tally. Full length for going around white or dark blue deck cap.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER STRAPS. A very worn moth damaged set of subdued silver lace shoulder boards, one pip for Oberleutnant with marine coastal artillery green underlay. Moth damage as can be seen from our web images. As removed from tunic but still scarce.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered officers breast eagle, which has been cut from a single sheet of these eagles. Unlike the Bevo weave, which was constructed in rolls, machine embroidered cellion eagles were constructed in large panels and the eagles were cut from them. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A cellion embroidered breast eagle in good high deep definition for the Kriegsmarine officers tunic. Slight fraying to edges. Recently acquired from an excellent insignia collection.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SOLDBUCH TO A LORIENT DEFENDER. Excellent condition soldbuch, printed to cover designated Kriegsmarine. Excellent photograph in the Kriegsmarine field grey uniform showing breast eagle, collar patches and shoulder straps, awarded the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords September 44 during the siege of Lorient. A special entry showing his service as a defender of Lorient from the 5th August 44 to the 8th May 1945.
GERMAN KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS KNIGHTS CROSS OIL PAINTING. A hugely impressive oil painting of the submarine Knights Cross winner Heinz Krey. Heinz Krey was born in Wiesbaden in December 1921 and was killed on the 23rd May 1943 in the middle of the North Atlantic. He was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross on the 4th September 1943. This beautiful painting completed in oil on board, shows Krey 3/4 length wearing his Kriegsmarine officers uniform, has recently appeared onto the collectors market from the Wiesbaden area and was in the possession of his family from WWII until today. The painting, which we imagine was executed as a memorial to him on the instruction of his family, was painted after his death. It is signed and dated 'Griessler 1943', it shows Heinz Krey standing with a plain background, wearing his naval junior officers visor cap, Knights Cross at neck, awards worn include the Iron Cross 1st class, the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge and the Kriegsmarine Submarine badge, with the ribbon of the Iron Cross 2nd Class to the upper button hole, he is holding a pair of gloves in his right hand and has his left hand on his Kriegsmarine officers dagger. The painting is in a plain battleship grey wood frame, which is extremely typical of the period. In over 35 years of handling military artefacts, which involve many items of the Third Reich we have never been able to obtain or even seen a Submariners Knights Cross officers painting as good as this. It is quite an interesting fact that with the huge amount of artists available in Germany and with it being well within the culture, how very few good paintings are seen of WWII famous personalities, this painting would be a superb backdrop to any collection of either Kriegsmarine or Submariner basis. Krey entered the Kriegsmarine in December 1939 as an engineer officer candidate, he went through various training units and May 1940 was an officer cadet. Krey's U-Boat career was with two boats, U-703 in which he did two patrols totalling 45 days and U-752 again two patrols with a total of 68 days. He was an engineer officer on U-703 and was Chief Engineer on U-752. May 23rd 1943 a British Fairy Swordfish aircraft attacked the U-Boat and killed the Commander and some men on the conning tower, Leutnant Krey took over the command and ordered all men to abandon the U-Boat because two British destroyers arrived quickly and tried to capture the boat Heinz Krey set the explosive charges and blew up the boat, he went down with the submarine losing his life, for that outstanding and unselfish feat he was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross, he was 21 years and 6 months old.
GERMAN LATE WWII ANKLE BOOTS. Ankle boots probably for walking out dress, these are made from pebbled leather with nailed leather soles with heel plates and multiple studding. Various markings to the interior, stored and dusty but unworn. Condition:
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE AVIATION MEDICAL KIT PACK. These interesting items were in fact small French back packs that were captured in large quantities in 1940 due to the fall of France and appear to have been re-issued to the Luftwaffe. Some of these have been found with similar Luftwaffe stampings to the interior that would pertain to airfield use. It is believed these were re-packed with medical items and re-issued for aviation personnel to carry medical equipment.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BLUE GREY SUEDE AND CANVAS FLYING TROUSERS. A magnificent pair of the blue grey suede bodied flying trousers, which is part of the two piece matching suit. All front pockets and other fittings in blue grey canvas, brown sheepskin lined. All zips complete and functioning correctly, all male/female pop stud complete. A stitched repair to the left hand side pocket as the trousers are viewed, complete with its flare pistol holster at the reverse of the trousers, a canvas hidden waist belt complete. The faint remains of the details to the manufacturer’s label to the inner waist band.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG STRAP. An excellent used example of the Luftwaffe bread bag strap in the typical blue grey colour. These are a surprisingly hard element to find to complete a Luftwaffe combat display.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CAMOUFLAGE DOUBLE DECAL M.35 HELMET. A nice subtle camouflage version of the double decal M.35 Luftwaffe combat helmet. This particular paint finish has been observed mostly on Luftwaffe helmets and is an olive green and dark brown red over-spray over the original blue grey finish. This was a very subtle camouflage and the painter has been careful not to over-spray the decal on either side of the helmet. The original finish can be seen coming through the camouflage in areas. The helmet shell itself is a characteristic Q64, with the typical Q shape to the angled front. The Luftwaffe eagle has much deep crazing, this is due to a reaction from the over-spray and the lacquer in the decal. The national colours are beautifully toned and have some surface scratches and areas of damage, however they remain bright and vivid. All three of the liner pins have lost all their paint finish, this is characteristic of the depot re-fitted 1940 type rivets. The interior of the helmet retains much of the original blue grey finish with some areas of corrosion, particularly to the inner crown. The leather liner is rather fragile and a little broken to the rear. The liner band is the typical M.40 zinc type. The helmet has clearly remained uncleaned and untouched since the war’s end and is a fine example of a Luftwaffe camouflage. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CANVAS SHEEPSKIN LINED FLYING JACKET. A well service worn blue canvas flying jacket, white sheepskin lined with brown sheepskin collar. This jacket has seen considerable wear but all of its elements are complete and will be ideal for a Luftwaffe pilot display. Some colour fading to the front of the jacket and the elbow areas with various small contemporary tear repairs. The original front zip would appear to have been replaced by a correct period Zipp zip in brass. Both sleeve zips also marked ‘Zipp’ with both of their correct zip pullers with leather tabs attached. The leather to the exterior of the jacket for clipping of the oxygen mask all intact. All of the male/female closing studs present and working correctly to the side angle pockets without flaps and the cuff closures. The inner arms both have their windproof cuffs. The upper collar is grey suede backed and the hidden adjustable waist belt is all complete.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION GROUND COMBAT GROUP. Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge, A5 size citation folded twice to Obergefreiten Emile Schimmel of the 2./PZ.JG.ABT.D.A.LW.FELDDIV, dated ‘1st april 1943’ pen signed by Lt.General W.Spang, complete with unit issue rubber stamp. The Wound Badge in black, A5 size citation, once folded to the same recipient, same unit, dated ‘12th February 1943’ in a Kiev Ukraine hospital and pen signature of the Commanding medical officer with four accompanying photographs of Schimmel plus the bronze DRL Sport Badge ‘1941’ with photograph in Luftwaffe uniform to the same recipient, some pages loose. Accompanied by four Schimmel, one wearing the visor cap, one wearing the M.43 cap and two hatless, one wearing his Luftwaffe Ground Badge badge, wound badge in black and DRL Sports book . The award probably relates to the very heavy fighting around Tagenrog during which the division suffered very heavy casualties.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE FULL LENGTH SUMMER FLYING SUIT. An extremely good condition all one piece Luftwaffe summer flying suit, this model profusely worn by bomber crew during the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. Maternity style upper part with a long deep diagonal zip. Some minor staining where it has been used in action. All leather elements for the oxygen mask complete. Every zip is totally original. Windproof cuffs complete. All leather pullers on the ‘Rapid’ marked zips complete both in brown and Luftwaffe blue grey leather. All male/female closure studs present without being rusty. An excellent example. On opening the interior zip reveals the ‘Karl Heisler Berlin C2’ manufacturers silk label, it would be hard to better this example.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE LEATHER AND SUEDE FLYING BOOTS. A mismatched but extremely good condition pair of Luftwaffe single zipped flying boots, one slightly larger than the other, the strapping arrangements, the Ri-Ri zips are identical, the suede colour identical, the interior white sheepskin matching. One of the boots is an electrically heated boot and the other a non electrically heated boot. Ideal for display on a Luftwaffe mannequin. Price accordingly to the mismatching. Condition:
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL HELMET WITH MANOEUVRE BAND. A superb time warp helmet being a standard Luftwaffe M.40 single decal helmet with its original manoeuvre band fitted. The helmet has been sitting in unknown dry storage for many years, the ET62 shell has lost all of its paint finish with the exception of the area underneath the red manoeuvre band. In our web images we have slightly raised the manoeuvre band to show the line underneath where the manoeuvre band has sat for the last 70 years. The Luftwaffe single decal beneath the manoeuvre band is all complete and undamaged including the swastika. The band itself was held to the helmet by three clips, one clip unfortunately has broken away. The image that we have taken clearly shows to the left hand side of the helmet where the decal is placed the paint remains to the shell where the canvas attachment and clip covered that area of the shell. The interior liner is in a frail condition, again as can be seen from our web images. The strap is all complete but has sheared towards the centre. We have to mention the fact that we recently sold this helmet and we were absolutely amazed that the customer did not believe that the manoeuvre band is totally original to the helmet. Any collectors with a modicum of knowledge could easily identify this helmet as being a time warp piece.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE 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 OXYGEN MASK. A ground dug example of the Luftwaffe oxygen mask model 10/67 01. some years ago a quantity of Luftwaffe 10/67 01 oxygen masks were discovered close to an airfield in Czechoslovakia, this is one of those examples. The face mask has solidified, complete with a replacement canvas and metal flying helmet fitting system, the tube is complete with its connector base in Bakelite at the end of the tube, the tube is slightly distorted.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE STRAIGHT LEG COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent set completely free of moth of the Luftwaffe straight leg 36 trousers. Nap superb overall, complete with its wide rear adjuster strap and double pronged buckle. One rear pocket, buttoned, two angled side pockets, buttoned, without flaps, one watch fob pocket with ringed holder. All buttons are totally original. The white/cream cotton lining full size stamped and a Berlin maker of ‘Richers Grasser’.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL FLAK SHOULDER BOARD. The heavy quality single shoulder board for a Luftwaffe tropical tunic NCO in a flak artillery unit, red silk piping, complete with slip-on tab.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A khaki drill colour Luftwaffe tropical shirt, long sleeves, three button pullover style, two upper breast pockets with flaps, all with zinc buttons. Generally good condition with slight tearing to the upper edges of the collar. Classic long pointed collar tips. To the upper left breast as the shirt is viewed there is a clear indication of the triangular Luftwaffe tropical eagle attachment.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE WHITE SHEEPSKIN BULGARIAN FLYING SUIT. Known as the Bulgarian flying suit as they were generally made in Sofia, Bulgaria, this is a good service worn example, originally in virtually bright white colour, during service they stained heavily as this has done. White sheepskin lined body with brown sheepskin lined collar. All of the elements of the flying jacket are in place including the two white suede sections for the clipping of the oxygen mask. The front zip is marked ‘Rapid’ is the original zip to the garment. The opening to the zip puller, which is of cast metal, has slightly broken and patience is needed to zip the garment up. The matching Rapid zips to each sleeve are in place including the interior sleeve windproof cuffs. Small sections of the sheepskin fur missing from the collar. The inner hidden adjustable waist belt complete. All complete with its matching worn white suede trousers with again the waist belt complete. The main front Zipp zip in position. One of the hip zips not operable, opposite zip working completely, both lower leg zips complete.
GERMAN LUFTWAFFE WOMEN’S TROUSERS. A rare piece of Luftwaffe uniform being the long blouse trousers worn by Luftwaffe Helferin. Generally superb condition, one tiny area of smoothness to the cloth, otherwise all nap present. No moth damage anywhere to the garment. Correct configuration of twin front angled pockets with double button flaps. Luftwaffe grey silk lining. Side button enclosure. Good size.
GERMAN M.18 SINGLE DECAL TRANSITIONAL HELMET. A fabulous example of the transitional helmet being a WWI produced 1918 pattern steel helmet made by ET in a size 64, which has received a regulation coat of the rough slate grey paint. To the left hand side the eagle decal has been applied, this has been applied with a fairly rough lacquer to the exterior, on viewing under magnification one can clearly see tiny crackling over the entire surface of the eagle, there are some scratches to the mid section of the decal and some of the silver foil layer can clearly be seen breaking through the dark shield background. All three rivets are present and show the same paint as the helmet shell with some chipping overall. The interior of the helmet is generally good and again has the same slate grey paint. There is a large name indelibly inked to the rear skirt of the helmet. The liner is the M.35 type with the reinforced sides. The lining leather is a little dry and flaking in places, however it is stable. Interestingly there is one minor flaw to the front dip of the helmet which has cracked, this is due to a manufacturer’s defect. Transitional helmets in themselves are an interesting aspect of WWII German helmets and show how equipment was recycled officially by the Third Reich Government. The overall condition is excellent and highly presentable and would make an excellent example of this helmet for the advanced collector. To alleviate any doubt when purchasing German helmets, Regimentals now offer an extended inspection period on all helmets of 28 days.
GERMAN M.40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. An excellent and much used camouflage helmet being in a slightly lime green colour with traces of a darker green camouflage in areas. There is much rust bleed and scratching to the paint as well as typical combat wear and tear. The liner remains fairly good and again there are traces of green paint to the interior and to the liner band. The helmet was probably a Luftwaffe helmet as the interior appears to be in a slightly grey/blue colour. The original draw cord is present and the leather remains relatively good and supple. All pins are good and tight and show considerable oxidisation to the heads and surrounding the heads there is also consummate wear and tear and rust. All pins have clearly not been messed with and their backing plates show good clear rust.
GERMAN M.40 SINGLE DECAL CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A much combat worn and clearly battlefield found single decal over-painted M.40. The helmet we believe at one time was a tri-colour camouflage in the typical Normandy configuration with an ordnance tan base, green and plum red stripes overall. The overall condition shows much surface pitting, however much of the original green and tan also remain in place. The lining is very dry and complete and is supple, it has its original draw cord in place, the chin strap is missing. The helmet is marked 'EF66'. The interior paintwork is in much the same condition. It is clearly an object that has laid for some years on the battlefield.
GERMAN M.42 NON DECAL LUFTWAFFE STEEL HELMET. An absolute textbook example of the rare non decaled Luftwaffe M.42 helmet. To find non decaled Luftwaffe blue grey helmets is rarer than finding their army equivalents. It seems that the Luftwaffe was down sizing towards 43, 44 and 45 and thus the need for helmets was less and more were produced using the decals. This has approximately 80% of the original slightly roughened blue grey paint to the exterior with some rust staining, scratches and some small areas of paint loss, however the overall condition is excellent, all rivets match exactly and are good and tight to the helmet shell. Interestingly the lining is of typical M.40 type with the zinc head band. The chin strap holding the bales are the earlier squared zinc type, these are clearly an over-run from the M.35 type liner band and liner bands with these mixed elements are sometime found. The liner leather is good and supple with some wear to the edges. It is in a good light tan colour with some sweat staining. There is a soldier's name written to the front portion of the leather. The original draw cord is present. There is a little distortion to the secondary metal band holding the leather liner in place. The reverse side of the rivets clearly shows no disturbance whatsoever and some minor corrosion where they are turned over. The helmet has typical late war production markings to the rear of the shell reading 'CKL' being the code for the ET factory. The size is a little obscured but we believe it to be a good large 66.
GERMAN M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent condition set of the M.43 trousers with tapered bottoms for fitting to either inside the jack boot or with puttees and ankle boots. All of the belt loops intact, all buttons present, two open angled pockets with button closure, watch fob pocket with buttoned flap, one rear open pocket, buttoned, twin waist adjusters. Some repaired moth damage around the crotch area, complete with its strengthened double thickness seat, which has some staining. No other damage or moth problems, good nap of cloth overall. 44cms waist, 68cms inside leg, some slight discoloration staining to the seat area. These are a very hard to find pair of combat trousers.
GERMAN MACHINE GUNS BY DANIEL D. MUSGRAVE. Very fine condition 1992 publication, complete with its undamaged flyleaf cover on the history of the German Machine Gun. 582 pages of huge in-depth text and black and white photographs on all aspects of German light and heavy machine guns including light anti aircraft guns. A wonderful reference work.
GERMAN MAGNIFICENT WILHELM SAUTER SERRE (SOMME) 16 PAINTING. An absolutely magnificent atmospheric and evocative painting by the extremely well known German painter Wilhelm Sauter, he was born in 1896 and passing in 1948. The painting itself is a calm depiction of an otherwise violent scene being the extensive destruction of farm buildings on the Somme front. The painting comprises of a wonderful blue background with muted colours throughout, these colours held within a similarly coloured frame make an absolutely wonderful picture that would grace any stylish interior. Interestingly in the foreground of the picture is a well defined British tommy helmet laying next to an abandoned 303 rifle. The method of media is oil tempera upon wood, it is signed to the lower right 'W.Sauter' and is circa 1942. Sauter's history is most interesting and he was recognised as one of the most important artists of the Third Reich era having work published in the Kunst Dem Volk August 1940 publication. This expensive publication was produced during the war to promote art that the hierarchy of the Third Reich believed to be highly important in fostering national pride. The work itself is of good large dimensions being 64cm x 105cm and when held within the frame 73cm x 114.5cm. To the reverse is an original mounted label from a German art exhibition of 1942, this being the Great Art Exhibition, this document is signed with swastika devices etc., as well as details of the painter, dates of birth etc., Sauter himself a frontline soldier did take part in the battle of the Somme. The overall condition of the work is magnificent with only a few signs of rubbing to the frame and just a very gentle patination to the paintwork itself.
GERMAN MARINE FLOUR SACK. One of the large flour sacks in cream canvas with blue integral lines. Large marine eagle and swastika to one side, reverse side having the lettering ‘H.VPFL.’ with large date ‘1940’. Some storage staining otherwise good.
GERMAN MARINE FLOWER SACK. ‘1939’ dated, excellent condition, stamped ‘H.V.PFL.’ indicating Heeres Verpflegung (Army food supply).
GERMAN MG34/42 TRIPOD REPRODUCTION FRONT LEG PAD. An accurate reproduction of the sought after, often missing pads from the MG34/42 Laffette tripod, single only.
GERMAN MILITARY RIFLE BOOK SET. A beautiful cased set in brand new condition of the Verlag Militaria set of three books, the M.98 Rifle and Carbine, German Military Rifles volume 1 from the Werder Rifle to the M/71.84 Rifle, German Military Rifles volume 2 88 and 91 Firearms, all authored by Deiter Storz and published by Verlag Militaria in its original presentation boxed case. The M.98 Rifle and Carbine alone is being offered on various book site for as little as £239 up to £275.
GERMAN NAVAL FLYERS PHOTOGRAPH. An excellent desk photograph of a head and shoulders study of a German naval flyer. The photo itself is in an oval and clearly shows with great detail the soft leather flying helmet upon which he wears his typical WWI flying goggles. A thick knitted scarf is worn around his neck and one can clearly see to the issue black leather jacket large gilt naval buttons. The item is in its original cromed metal frame. The frame to the rear has the extending leg and is in good condition with just a little crushing to the top portion of the metal. There is some foxing to the mount, however the image is good, sharp and extremely detailed.
GERMAN NEUE DEUTSCHE BAUKUNST -THE NEW GERMAN ARCHITECTURE. This large A4 size book containing 95 pages published in Berlin in 1941 and introduced by Albert Speer. Virtually every page, apart from the first 14, have the most beautiful black and white photographs of examples of the new German art in architecture. Many public and private buildings and projects, both completed and projected are shown. An excellent work for the student of architecture of the Third Reich period. Recently purchased by Regimentals in a small collection of early German publications.
GERMAN NORDSEE SA OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A fine quality silver wire national eagle woven on green Bevo backing with a SA brown surrounding Bevo weave, possibly for NordseeSA. Folded, as worn on a cap, but no indication of stitch marks where removed. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN NSKK CAP EAGLE. The triangular form very attractive beautifully Bevo woven NSKK eagle on royal blue background. Cut from roll.
GERMAN NSKK MARINE OFFICER’S WAIST BELT AND BUCKLE. The long brown leather belt with its original runner with the gilded pebbled rectangular buckle. See NSKK Uniforms, Organisations and History by John R. Angolia and David Littlejohn page 218 for in-depth detail of this belt buckle.
GERMAN OFFICERS JACK BOOTS. A good pair of jack boots with all their canvas pulls. Steel heel cleats and toe cleats complete. Slight crazing to the leather overall but generally in excellent condition.
GERMAN OR BRITISH WWI BULLET TRENCH LIGHTER. A large capacity round measuring 13cm in length, German or british made trench lighter, made from a WW2 British Boys .55 Round. The marking 'K 40' on the base relates to the manufacturer Kynoch and the date 1940.
GERMAN 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 PANZER GROSSDEUTSCHLAND ENLISTED RANKS SHOULDER BOARDS. An absolutely magnificent set of possibly private purchase Grossdeutschland enlisted ranks shoulder boards constructed in the finest quality black Melton cloth with light field grey backing cloth and slip-on tabs. The Panzer pink piping is in silk with beautifully intertwined hand embroidered ‘GD’ to the centre, these absolutely matched pair of shoulder boards have been worn, slight discoloration to the high points of the pink intertwined ‘GD’ and images of where a button has impressed itself.
GERMAN PARATROOPER VOLUME 1 BY KARL VELTZ. A superb new work on the history , formation uniforms and equipment of the elite German Paratroopers of WW II,authored by karl Veltz in coperation with Patrick Ott both avid collectors of German Paratrooper material, This is volume 1 of a 3 volume series to be completed and contains 358 pages of excellent text and images, all of the modern images of the uniform and equipment are in colour, a must for the serious collector /researcher.
GERMAN POLICE OFFICERS ARM EAGLE. A very finely embroidered heavy bullion wire police eagle on police green backing cloth, as removed from tunic.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN ALL TIN ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. An excellent condition all metal constructed ersatz Prussian enlisted mans helmet, one dent to the back strap with another minor dent to the skull adjacent to the back strap, probably caused by the same blow. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike, spike base, front peak trim and Prussian enlisted mans front plate all match, complete with its national and State cockades, original chin scales with matching buckles and clips. To the interior front peak faint traces of the original manufacturer’s stencilling visible, the liner is virtually mint with good bright colour, part of its original lace drawstring complete and also with its inner crown felt padding, which has minor moth damage.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS ALL LEATHER PICKELHAUBE. A magnificent condition enlisted mans Prussian pickelhaube, stamped size ‘55’ to the interior of the rear peak. The skull is totally undamaged, minor creases. All of the chemically treated fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike and circular spike base, Prussian front plate, strap fittings and front trim all match in colour. The helmet is complete with both its Prussian and State cockades, original brown leather chinstrap. To the interior the leather liner is still in its light tan colour complete with its original leather drawstring. An oval manufacturer’s stamp in black ink to the interior skull, the manufacturer being Karl Schneider, dated obscure. To the interior rear peak it is profusely stamped ‘J.R.156’ with a block ‘1916’ within a block with a further marking of ‘U.B.’ also within a rectangular block. A superb piece.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN GUARD UHLAN ENLISTED MANS HELMET. An exceptionally good condition Guard Uhlan enlisted mans helmet, all leather body, which is in magnificent condition, front peak firmly attached to the body. The fittings, which include the large Guard plate, chinstrap fittings and front peak trim all match in the zinc grey chemically finished pattern, original chinstrap, complete with its removable mortarboard top, national cockade fitted to the left hand side of the helmet, the black and white Prussian field cockade is missing. The interior is in virtually unworn condition, very nice bright leather colour, marked size ’54.5’ in ink to the inner skull. Rubber ink manufacturer’s stamp ‘Moritz Stecher of Freiburg-SA’ with a clear date of ‘1916’. The liner is with its original leather drawstring.
GERMAN PRUSSIAN INFANTRY SWORD 1816. A good condition Prussian infantry sword, model 1816, 67cm blade in generally good clean condition, marked to both sides of the blade ‘FR’ under the Imperial German crown. Good brass hilt, complete with its rare Feldwebels sword knot portapee knot, scabbard missing. Markings to the D guard hilt ‘2 NO.121.28.L.R.’ ( 2. compagnie ( weapon number 121 ) 28 th landwehr Regiment.
GERMAN SAXON MODEL 1887 REGIMENT 106 ENLISTED RANKS PICKELHAUBE. A rare leather pickelhaube model 1887 for an infantryman from Saxon Infantry Regiment 106. Unusually the helmet is also stamped ‘1885’ which is two years before the official introduction of the model date. All brass fittings with Saxon front plate, correct style of chinstrap, one Saxon cockade to the right hand side, which is standard for that period. The green and white Saxon State cockade would appear to be a later replacement. Faint traces of the original owner’s name to the inner back peak, the skull is good and very strong.
GERMAN SPORTS VEST SINGLE EAGLE. The uncut from the roll German Bevo woven sports vest eagle. Gold Bevo weave with large black swastika. Complete with its Bevo maker's name to the base of the insignia.
GERMAN SS MANS OVERSEAS CAP. A completely original example of the scarce side cap as worn by other ranks of the SS. This combat example has to the front the skull and SS eagle, however these have frayed and are worn through age. Interestingly just to the top of the skull one can see a small bar tack, this was used to affix the scarce coloured soutache which was worn for a short period upon these caps. The liner is of typical dirty grey twill cotton and is profusely marked with makers mark, size and coding. There are some rust stains and the nap of the cloth shows considerable wear, however the item is an extremely evocative combat piece.
GERMAN SS POLICE MAGAZINE. We have four good examples of the magazine Kriminalistik, this magazine is published on behalf of the Reichsfuhrer SS and Chief of the German Police, it shows great detail of monthly activities of the Police Service across German. A very impressive looking cover. The dates we have are 'October 1942' 'December 1942' 'July 1939' and 'December 1939'. Priced per copy.
GERMAN SS SCHARFUHRER SHOULDER BOARD. A good single slip on shoulder board for the rank of SS Scharfuhrer. Standard black central cloth to shoulder board with one row of tropical NCO lace with lemon yellow artificial silk piping for a signals unit.
GERMAN SS SNOW SHOES. An extremely rare piece of SS mountain troop equipment being the all metal snow shoes, in their original white paint with their leather strapping arrangement fitted and ready to place around the boots of the SS mountain trooper. Clearly marked 'SS' within a circle, '39/36' followed by 'RZM' within a circle. The leather straps are in perfect condition with all the stitching strong and usable and would be an ideal item to finish the mannequin of a SS mountain trooper. Condition:
GERMAN 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 RAD WOMENS BROOCH. The oval shaped grey metal neck brooch worn by women who have retired from active service in the Women's RAD. We have recently acquired an original shop window display board, possibly from the Company of Assmann, which comprises of a high degree of RAD and Teno insignia. To offer this as one complete board would be prohibitively too expensive, therefore we have decided to split this board. The images on the web site show the board in its original format, as well as the individual items listed. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH WINDSCHUTZBRILLE BOXED GOGGLES. A super pair in their original cardboard box, this type being manufactured by Winter, Winter were one of the rarer manufacturers. The goggles are in excellent condition with just a little congealing and very light perishing to the centre however the rubber remains good and flexible. The clear lenses installed in the goggles are very good, within the box is a spare elastic strap, various other lenses in their rayon German typically stamped anti scratch cases. To find a boxed pair in such good condition is very difficult.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 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 8 YEAR POLICE LONG SERVICE MEDAL. CASED. A superb condition 8 year Police Long Service medal with its original ribbon. Interestingly the lower level Police Long Service medal at 8 years is more difficult to obtain than the 18 or 25 year silver and gold crosses. BC14
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS 2ND PATTERN CAP. A classic example of the Afrika Korps cap, this version is made from good heavyweight material and shows typical 2nd pattern features including the Rexene and cotton headband. There is a good date of '43' and RB numbering. Unfortunately one side of the cap has suffered from mouse chewing during storage. Two of the eyelets are now missing and the other two eyelets are present however they are deeply patinated. The original factory mounted roundel and factory hand stitched eagle are excellent and in place. A good original example, however in slightly below average condition, thus priced accordingly.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS BREAD BAG STRAP. A near mint condition canvas Afrika Korps bread bag strap. Maker marked and dated ‘1942.’ Some rust to the rivets and rust staining to the web fixing tabs. A rare item of tropical equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS 2nd PATTERN CAP. A very scarces 2nd pattern Afrika Korps cap for an Officer rank having silver bullion piping factory applied. The cap carries an upgraded version of the insignia being a metal army eagle and metal cockade, the cap cloth shows no sign of having any other insignia removed therefor this insignia configuration is not field adapted, The interior sweatband is also of a superior quality being in cloth rather than ersatz paper. The maker mark and size 59 are clear and present upon the standard issue red cotton lining. All airvents are in place with original paint still in tact, the side of the cap carries a metal edelweiss to signify the officer was a qualified Mountain Trooper. The rear of the cap has been adapted to fit a smaller head so the size 59 makers mark inside is not the actually fit size of the cap, it has been field reduced to a much smaller size. The only damage to the item is on the opposite side to the edelwiess, being a small section of cloth missing, it appears to be the result of rodent damage or simply a piece of cloth cut away.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS CLOTHING BAG. A rare element of the Afrika Korps specific equipment being the all webbing and canvas clothing bag, these were to carry officers essentials and could be hung by a reinforced upper mantle to areas of tentage. There are various interior pockets with various large Prym press studs to hold toiletries and other uniform items as well as larger interior based pockets with typical tabs marked 'LUX'. To the front is a rope type closure that would have had string or rope through the alloy eyelets to lace it shut. There are various other flaps, straps and attachments to both the top and bottom of the bag. There is some light dirt and a little staining to areas of the bag consummate with service wear and very nicely written to the carrying handle are the soldiers details in German type indelible script.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS RING. A bazaar made ring worn by a member of the Afrika Korps. The face having the inscription ‘Tripoli’ with minarets and palm trees. To either side of the shank are more images of palm trees and minarets. Large size ring.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS SHOULDER BOARD. An extremely rare single slip-on shoulder board for an Afrika Korps mountain trooper. The lace fitted to the board is of the continental colour in subdued grey. Artificial silk mountain green piping. Complete with its fitting tab.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AFRIKA KORPS TIE. A nice example of an Afrika Korps tie with a nice slightly bleached look to it. There are some areas of minor wear, however the tie is good with a very clear RB stamp to the rear.
GERMAN THIRD REICH AGRICULTURAL ASSOCATION AWARD. Large circular medallion for the Reich Agricultural Association. Traces of oxidisation to the award on both sides but much original gilt remaining. 48mm in diameter. In its original titled box with the gilt lettering slightly dull but clearly can be read 'Ehrenpreismunze Des Reichsnahrstandes'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS BLACK BREAD BAG. RZM produced example of the bread bag. The bag is lightly used and of a deep charcoal black colour. There is grease to the rear where it has clearly been worn for prolonged periods and all alloy buttons are the sunburst type with three holes, which is typical of Allgemeine usage and the central hook is present and of a bright steel. A single D ring to the front for water bottle attachment is present. The interior is devoid of any markings and these markings were often simply in a white paint stamp which wore away. A very rare Allgemeine accessory in excellent condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS BREECHES Excellent condition pair of black Allgemeine SS enlisted mans breeches. The breeches are constructed out of the less commonly encountered smooth material. No moth, damage or staining. White/cream cotton lining. Clearly size stamped with the faint remains of the VA 193? Date to the upper inner lining. Black breeches can easily be confused with breeches from the NSKK, these are definitely Allgemeine SS issue. All the buttons are of the cogwheel variety with the exception of the fly buttons and pocket buttons which are plain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS TORNISTER. A basically excellent condition canvas tornister with fur inlay to the rear section, all in black leather, grey green canvas. Unfortunately missing its shoulder straps, which are available on the collectors market. All of the exterior metal fittings are complete and good that the exterior shoulder straps would attach to. All the interior compartments good. Complete with its original silk SS issue label plus an RZM marked canvas label marked ‘Tornister’ dated ‘1938’. Any items of equipment marked to the Allgemeine SS in this manner are rare.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ALLGEMEINE SS TORNISTER. An excellent example of the pony fur type back pack manufactured by RZM for SS issue having an excellent and clear stamping to the mantle, including the ‘VA’ with the circle and a date of ‘1938’. The shoulder straps are missing, however the fixings are still present as well as the special swivel ‘T’ type removable attachment rivets. The whole item is in good condition and all of the fur remains to the pack. There are all interior elements complete with straps and closure buckles. All metal fittings are aluminium throughout. A very displayable item of rare Allgemeine equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY GENERALS CAR PENNANT. A most beautifully constructed army General’s car pennant, in its original frame with Perspex cover and with hanging rod for affixing to a motor vehicle. Measurements of the flag within its frame are 26cm x 39cm. The flag itself a beautifully embroidered armed forces wide out stretched winged eagle and swastika, laid on an olive drab field with to the upper and lower edges of the flag a length of tress with intertwined gold swastikas. All situated in its chromium plated high quality manufactured frame, which is affixed to its pole. The small acorn that screws to the top of the pole is unfortunately mixing. A beautiful item.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY OFFICERS PARADE BELT. An extremely good condition and large size army officers brocade parade belt. No oxidisation to the brocade, some light fraying to edges but complete with both of its brocade runners. Stamped aluminium circular parade officers buckle. Beautiful velvet lined belt with a double pronged keeper protected by a velvet patch to one of the brocade runners. Unusually the leather tab is clearly dated ‘1944’ with a rather indistinct maker’s stamp in circular form.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SIGNALS NCO'S TUNIC. A superb condition model 40 issue combat tunic that has been heavily modified by a Senior Signals NCO. Large size. Four patch pockets with pleats. The tunic has had beautifully tailored barrel cuffs added to each arm. The dark green collar with very elongated pointed collar tips and the interior of the tunic is fully lined. Six button front. The insignia fitted are a very dark green centred pair of NCO shoulder boards with lemon yellow wool piping. The green centres are dark enough to be confused with black Panzer boards but are in actual fact very dark bottle green. A single row of NCO lace with one rank pip to each board, slip-on style. A set of lemon yellow Bevo woven collar patches set on a dark green rectangle laid to the collar. An NCO style breast eagle which is laid onto a dark green backing cloth and attached to the tunic. All subdued pebbled buttons. Iron Cross 2nd Class and Russian Front medal ribbon through the second button whole. Loops for two awards. A short medal ribbon bar comprising of the War Service 2nd Class with swords, East Front Medal and Entry into Czechoslovakia Medal. We believe that the lining material has been removed from an issue greatcoat and re-attached to the interior of this tunic. There is a leather strengthened tailored hole in the lower left hand front section of the tunic allowing a dagger or sword hanger strap to pass through the lower left hand pocket flap. All the nap of the cloth is superb, no moth, damage or staining to anywhere on the tunic. This was obviously this NCO's Sunday best tunic and appropriately re-tailored for NCO status.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SMOKE TROOPER OFFICERS COLLAR PATCHES. A rare pair of service worn aluminium twisted wire officers collar patches on green backing cloth with carmine centres for an officer of the smoke and chemical troops. The green backing cloth to one side of both collar patches have suffered from some sort of cloth rot, aluminium wire is subdued.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY TROPICAL SHORTS. A good bleached pair of army tropical shorts, complete with its three pronged hidden belt. Two angled side pockets, one watch fob pocket. Only faint traces of the original ink rubber stampings for sizes visible to the interior waist band.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY VETERINARY MAJOR'S SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on shoulder board with light carmine underlay of the Veterinary Units. Bright bullion inter-twined outer with the single gilded snake/serpent motif to centre.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY/LUFTWAFFE GAU MOSCOW PAPERWORK GROUPING. A very unusual grouping all to Obergefreiten Wilhelm Lang, War Service Cross 2nd Class citation in a Luftwaffe unit NACHSCHUBKOMP.D.LW.5/III FELDLUFTZEUGGRUPPE MOSCOW’. Date of award 31st March 1942 and indelible pencil signed by Lieutenant General Fischer, Commanding Officer of Luftgau Moscow. Folded twice with slightly stained and foxed edges. A very poor condition and held together by sellotape A5 citation for the Infantry Assault Badge, field altered from the General Assault Badge whilst a member of LW.NACHSCHKP.5 issued 20th May 1942, pen signed by Major General, this being a rare issue of the Infantry Assault Badge to a Luftwaffe member. Torn across the fold and held together by a cross of sellotape with foxed edges. This is double sided. Iron Cross 2nd Class A5 sized citation, one tear to the left hand side of the award, folded twice, standard printed citation but the recipient details filled in by ink pen, issued to Lang whilst a member of Fusilier Regiment 39, dated ‘27th November 1943’. Wound Badge in black citation, standard printed and typed whilst a member of 10th Battalion Fusilier Regiment 39, awarded 3.1.1944, pen signed by Unit Doctor in Warsaw and finally the A5 citation for the Winter Medal in the East. No unit mentioned, dated ‘1st September 1942’ pen signed by Captain and Company Commander. The 18th Panzer Grenadier Division had been formed from the 18th Motorised Infantry Division in June 1943. In November 1943 it was part of the 4th Army Group Mitte and was destroyed on the Soviet June offensive. If the condition of these citations could come to life the history behind the actions would be fascinating.
GERMAN THIRD REICH ARTILLERY REGIMENT 21 GROUP OF CITATIONS. A group of three A5 sized citations, all two folded, all non punch holed to Obergefreiten Erich Wawrzinski. General Assault Badge dated 7th July 1943, unit stamped and ink signature of Regiment Commander, Wound Badge in black awarded 11th April 1942, indelible pen unidentified signature of the Unit Commander and a repeat citation, also the Wound Badge in black dated 1st August 1942, highly unusual for two citations to the same award. Artillery Regiment 21 was part of the 21st infantry Division. In July 43 the Division suffered huge losses during fighting around Lake Lagoda on the Eastern Front. BCC64
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 BREAD BAG STRAP. A good condition canvas bread bag strap with leather attachments to the fixing hooks. The soldiers name of ‘PAUELS’ written in black pen upon it and an unreadable makers mark scribbled out probably in the same pen upon the other end of the bread bag strap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CANVAS TRIPOD POUCH. Thr pouch to hold the tripod for a small set of what are commonly known as 'donkey ear' binoculars with brown leather fittings and a brown Pressstoff reinforced base. The item shows rust stains that have occurred while the tool was in place, however the item is stable with a very attractive red selvage line running across it and manufactured from oatmeal linen material.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CROATION SS DIVISION INSIGNIA. An extremely rare piece of insignia being the Waffen SS volunteer arm shield for Division Handschar. We have only ever encountered this arm shield in Bevo weave and printed form. This example is beautifully machine embroidered. The white squares have been woven onto a section of silk-like shield shaped backing cloth with black edging. Very slight staining to the edges. It has been folded and possibly removed from the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CUSTOMS OFFICIAL'S CUFF BAND. A very fine Bevo woven green cuff band with grey upper and lower edges with a large grey Customs style eagle finely woven to the centre of the band. Some minor fraying to the base edge.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DAF DRAPE. A scarce near mint condition double sided 7’ x 4 ½’ DAF drape. One slight tear to the bottom edge. Good bright colour to the red flag cloth. Multi stitched large swastika with cog wheel edge for the Deutsche Arbeit Front with fold over top for pole hanging. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH DAK/POW UNIFORM GROUPING. An interesting reminder of war being a 2nd pattern type Afrika Korps tunic and standard pattern straight leg trousers that were recently recovered from Italy. These items show extremely extensive wear, their origin was from a POW camp and items appear to have been left behind by various departing prisoners and were discovered in Italy. The tunic itself is far from mint but highly evocative with RB number still to the interior, numerous repairs and various areas let in to the uniform. It is very clear that while the uniform was extensively patched it was worn and these repairs are in fact working repairs and not those carried out later by a collector. The trousers are in very similar condition with numerous areas of repair etc., however they remain dusty and 100% genuine from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DEMJANSK SHIELD CITATIONS. An interesting pair of citations to Unteroffizer Severin Seidl. The Demjansk Shield citation is a field typed citation, as a member of Artillery Regiment No.32 dated ‘June 1944’ issue rubber stamped, facsimile signature of Regimental Divisional General. A5 sized citation dated ’18.11.42’ for the Winter Medal in the East, issue rubber stamped with Unit Doctor’s signature, dated ‘March 1944’. Plus an original photograph of the recipient in uniform wearing the Demjansk Shield on the left arm of his greatcoat. Awarded for the hard fought defence of the Demjansk cauldron from February 1942 to February 1943.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DISPLAY BOARD. A highly interesting display board comprising a half sized child's belt buckle with the Reich eagle to the centre and the lettering Gott Mit Uns to the circlet in brass with a child's size bayonet with complete blade, its hanging strap and its original child's size cotton woven portapee knot. Some slight damage to the cardboard fixings that hold the items to the display board and looseness to the tape holding the buckle to the display board, however in excellent condition overall and a rare item of militaria for the child in the Third Reich.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRIVERS MITTENS. A mint pair of army driver's fingerless mittens. Maker marked. Dated 1942
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRIVER’S MITTENS. An excellent condition pair of field grey green canvas and leather glove faced mittens, all adjustable male/female studs for the gauntlet style cuffs working perfectly. No staining or rips, the leather is supple and both gauntlets to the interior are very clearly ‘Stuttgart’ maker marked, size ‘8¼’ and clearly dated ‘1937’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH DRL SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE. Beautifully Bevo woven in gold with half wreath '1937' to tablet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER CITATION. A rare larger than A5 – A4 size citation, normally a double folded high quality close to vellum document but this example is trimmed, awarded for the 1st Class with swords of the Eagle Order, to an Italian recipient Oberleutnant Gaetano Mesiano, awarded on the 5th June 1939. Facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler with original signature of the State Minister for the Chancellery Messner. A good example to display with the medal itself.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER SILVER MEDAL, 1943 PATTERN. A late war version in zinc, rear script in Latin font, complete with black, white and red ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EAGLE ORDER SILVER MEDAL, 1943 PATTERN. Excellent quality white metal in almost mint condition, retaining most of its original finish. The reverse script in Latin font, complete with its ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD 2ND CLASS WITH SWORDS IN SILVER. A good example of the Eastern People's 2nd Class award in silver with swords. The silver is good to this zinc based medal, quite often the silver has completely disappeared, complete with its mint condition green and white ribbon and breast suspension pin, ring marked 100
GERMAN THIRD REICH ENGINEERS EQUIPMENT. Two very scarce excellent condition items being part of extensive specialist kit carried by combat engineers. The grouping consists of the engineers assault pack, it is produced in the typical olive green web material with rough webbing attachment straps to the rear to fix to the Y straps. To the sides numerous small pockets with Lux type tabs and a claw buckle closure. To the interior is a typical RB stamping and the whole set is in excellent very lightly used condition with one or two small nicks to the canvas but otherwise very displayable and excellent. This is greatly complimented by the pioneers explosive satchel which was also carried as part of this equipment. These were integral to it and could be carried as part of the set or simply by using a bread bag style strap to carry as a single satchel. This one is in stored stock mint condition and appears to have no fraying or rips whatsoever and just a very gentle age patination from years of storage. To the underside of this is a good ink stamp, the press studs within are typical Prym type and appear never to have even been fixed together and remain in their position that they left the factory in.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FALLSCHIRMJAGER 'DROP CANISTER' TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, MP40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FALLSCHIRMJAGER 'DROP CANISTER' TECHNICAL MANUAL. Re-created for the collecting community, this 1942 technical manual for the German Luftwaffe shows how the Fallschrimjager ‘drop canister’ was filled, officially loaded and connected. The 285 page manual in A4 format is an identical replica of the ultra rare master copy. The booklet shows items such as rare bandoliers, MP40s, K98s and other personal equipment. Larger items such as Bicycles, Motor bikes and side-cars as well as flak artillery are also displayed showing how they are parachute dropped. There are technical drawings and information in abundance. This is a must for enthusiasts for Militaria of the German Forces, especially the Luftwaffe parachutists.
GERMAN THIRD REICH FORESTRY 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 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 good example of the heavy solid backed non maker marked General Assault Badge. A good amount of the original silvering remaining. The finish is missing from the high points of the award. Good detail to the crossed grenade and K.98 bayonet. Very good near three-dimensional definition. Thin tapering pin to the reverse side. All original catches in place.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. An extremely good General Assault Badge in silver, very fine detail to face side. Some light dullness to the silver finish above the head of the eagle. Construction is of the semi hollow variety. Non maker marked. Vertical pin to the reverse side with the original hook. BC173
GERMAN THIRD REICH GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH, LUFTWAFFE VERSION. A good example of the Luftwaffe issued German Cross in gold. Good detail to the separately attached 1941 dated wreath. A hue of purple has slightly changed the colour of the original Luftwaffe blue grey over the years since WWII. Stitches remain where the award was removed from a tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROUP OF FIVE CITATIONS. An interesting group of five citations to the 52nd Infantry Division. Infantry Assault badge awarded to Heinz Hegerding on the 25th May 1942, pen signed by the Divisional Commander, who was a Knights Cross Oak Leaves and Swords winner, Lothar Rendlic, some age foxing, folded twice. Wound Badge in silver, A5 size, award date 16th May 1944, date of confirmation 6th June 1944, ink signature by the Company Commander. The A5 size War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, award dated 30th January 1943 with a pen signature of Divisional Commander Major General Rudolf Peschel, Knights Cross winner, folded once. A5 size Eastern Front Medal awarded 1st August 1942, ink signature of an battalion Commander, folded once. A small field typed award certificate for the Wound Badge in black, awarded 9th September 1939. The 52nd Infantry Division was from 1941 to 43 in action on the Eastern Front due to heavy casualties in fighting near Orscha was dissolved, survivors being transferred to the 197th Infantry Division.
GERMAN THIRD REICH GROUP OF FOUR CITATIONS. 285/58TH INFANTRY DIVISION. A group of four Security Division 285/58th Infantry Division, a large A4 field typed citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords to Gefreiten Karl Rotherberg, Medical Company 1/182, awarded 20th September 1941. Standard A5 size citation folded once, for the Wound Badge in black whilst Rothenberg was a member of Grenadier Regiment 154, awarded 29th October 1944. Rubber ink stamped by the Italian Commander. A5 size citation whilst a member of the Medical Company 322 for the Driver’s Badge in bronze, awarded 21st April 1943. A further and last A5 size citation, unfolded, one slight stain for the Winter Medal in the East awarded 15th August 1942. The 285/58th Security Division was formed in March 1941 and were used for rear area security in Russian. In September 1941 it was part of Army Group North and in action against partisan bands around Luga. BCC21
GERMAN THIRD REICH GUNNERY PLAQUE. An unissued small plaque measuring 2½ x 1 3/4 inches. In raised relief on the face side is a Third Reich Army gunner viewing through the periscope of an artillery piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HALF SIZED SA BUCKLE. The half sized SA buckle generally worn by slightly older children with propaganda SA uniforms. Two piece construction, both pieces in brass with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GOERING DIVISION IMAGE. A postcard size image, studio shot, of a young member of the Herman Goering Division. Half bust wearing M.43 field cap, flying blouse with all white insignia, white piped collar, white collar patches, wearing a Wound Badge and Hitler Youth Proficiency Badge at left breast.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GOERING SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for a leutnant in the Herman Goering Division. White underlay, slightly stained close to the point of the board. Exterior silver lace.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMAN GORING DIVISION IDENTITY TAG. A complete zinc soldiers identity tag from Division Herman Goring, which reads ’11./ERS.RGT.DIV.H.G.’ the soldier’s number is ‘263’. There is some minor oxidisation, the identity disc is complete but has split in the middle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMANN GOERING DIVISION CUFF TITLE. The shortened remains of a machine embroidered enlisted ranks Hermann Goering Division cuff title, probably cut short by an intelligence officer for use as reference for identifying prisoners.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HERMANN MEYER CAP. This is a superb example of the Hermann Meyer cap. Large size of 58, complete with its totally original and unique set of Bevo woven light tan on darker tan national eagle and national cockade. There are two types of construction of the Hermann Meyer cap, one is in a soft non twill material, which can become quite floppy and unattractive. The more desirable amongst collectors is the heavy twill more stiff version, of which this is the heavy twill version. It has the three zinc buttons for the neck flap, the leather double buckled chinstrap is missing. This is a completely untouched hat, it has seen minor wear use to the forehead area but has lain untouched for many years. It has a film of dust and was recently discovered within a barn in the United States. A superb example.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HITLER CIGARETTE COMP COMMEMORATIVE BOOK COLLECTION. A very interesting grouping comprising a copy of the Adolf Hitler picture book published by one of the well known cigarette companies of the period which commemorate the life of Adolf Hitler up until 1936. The book, which unfortunately its cover is rather foxed, internally the book is in excellent condition containing 132 pages. Virtually every page has either one or up to five large format black and white images of the political private and civil life of Adolf Hitler, complete with many columns of Gothic style text. The book follows the rise of Adolf Hitler during his campaign for power in 1933, through to 1936. The images are superb in quality and clarity and encompass many of his other party associates. Accompanying the book is a modern produced wooden case, which has 8 individual pieces of cement or brick relics, each piece labelled with the identification of what building or area it was obtained from, for example a large cement piece reads ‘Top right corner garage of Adolf Hitler’s berghoff on the Obersalzberg and the other pieces follow suit. All of these pieces are from buildings in the Obersalzberg area. To the centre of the box are various copies of the British After the Battle magazine, one of which is the copy totally dedicated to the Obersalzberg and another modern made file, possibly by the previous owner of this grouping of the Obersalzberg then and now with their own private photographs in colour. A highly interesting and historical grouping.
GERMAN THIRD REICH HUNTING ASSOCIATION PORCELAIN. Three superb Thuringen pieces of porcelain for the Eisenach Shooting Guild. The first is a large dished plate measuring 13½ inches across, the scalloped edges are beautifully decorated in a slate grey coloured finish. To the top of the plate is a large ribbed swastika with the Coat of Arms of the down of Eisenach to the centre of the swastika. To the lower part of the plate are the crossed rifles and scroll reading 'Schutzengilde of Eisenach'. The plate is in superb undamaged condition, the lower leg of the swastika is slightly faint the rest is very proud. Porcelain manufacturers mark on the back 'Koenigszelt, Germany'. There is an accompanying smaller plate with the same style scalloped edge which is also slotted, all in the same design and colour. The swastika is very faint behind the Coat of Arms of Eisenach with the identical Schutzengilde logo at the base and identical manufacturer on the reverse side. This plate measures 10½ inches in diameter and finally a large standing flower vase measuring 9½ inches in height with 6½ inch and the open flair to the top. The large swastika again very faint behind the multi coloured Arms of Eisenach with the Schutzengilde logo on the reverse side of the vase. The coloration of the edges of the vase both upper and lower are the same as the plates with the painted and gilded over inscription on the base of the vase being 'PRIV.SCHUTZENGILDE 94.er EISENACH'. Identical manufacturer on the base. All three pieces are totally undamaged, a beautiful set, the most pronounced swastika is on the large plate, the other two, as described, are faint. All are contained in their originally beautifully constructed green velvet over wood display cases. All of the display cases are without lids and do not look as if they were ever with lids however we have obtained these with purpose built coverings for transportation. Eisenach in the Thuringen area of Germany and was in the old East Germany until 1989.
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFANTRY CITATION GROUP. This is a good group of 6 award certificates, which include two from different units, comprising Infantry Assault Badge in bronze, dated December 1942, signed by Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander. Wound Badge in silver dated February 1943. The Medal in the East dated October 1942. Iron Cross 2nd Class, dated November 1942, pencil signed by General Major Heinrichs, who was awarded the Knights Cross 13th September 1941. Wound Badge in black, dated 20th December 1941, signed by Oberst Von Erdmannsdorff as an Oberst and Regimental Commander, awarded the Knights Cross 27th February 1942. A second award citation for the wound Badge in black, issued at the reserve hospital for the same wound. All citations in good condition, no punch holes, with some frayed edges and folding to the Infantry Assault Badge and the Wound Badge in silver. Accompanying the group of awards are 8½ double sided pages of research on the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry/Grenadier Regiment that was part of the 18th Infantry Division, with all the action being in the period pertaining to this soldier on the Eastern Front.
GERMAN THIRD REICH INFATRY ASSAULT BADGE CITATION. A good example of a punch-holed and folded Infantry Assault Badge citation to Obergefreiter Werner Beister of 2./Panzer-Jager-Abteilung 188, issued 14th August 1944. Pen signed by the Captain and Unit Commander.
GERMAN THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A non maker marked example of the Third Reich Iron Cross 1st Class. Good finish remaining to the central Iron core, slight toning to the remainder of the award with its wide tapering pin to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH JACK BOOTS. A truly exceptional pair of boots, these are in their original brown colour. These have clearly never been worn and are from stock. The brown leather is good and supple. They are a good large size and there is no deformation due to storage, just light dust. The soles are typical pegged leather type and the size is 43. There are heel plates of a substitute material as well as the horseshoe cleats to the heels. All four of the puller tabs are present. Interestingly the RB code within is ‘1914’ and a series of numbers ending in the size ‘43’. These are not Great War boots, however the 1914 numeration could lead to confusion. The heels are a cut away shape and made from multiple leather wedges. As a pair of boots these would be impossible to improve upon and are the ultimate example of standard issue mans boots from the period.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KC WINNERS SIGNITURES. The original page as removed from a Hitler youth members autograph book, the lower half of the page having a small format photo of Rehnitz in uniform, with pen signature at base, below photo is a two line inscription also with a signature of Rehnitz. To the top of page is another un identified Knights Cross winners autograph in pencil. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KPM AROUND GERMANY FLIGHT TABLE. A superb KPM manufactured porcelain table top measuring 20 inches/50cm by 24 inches/60cm being a complete map of Germany constructed from four large tiles, pieced together to form the map. These four beautiful KPM tiles in the most wonderful deep rich colours traces the route of the Around Germany Air Race from 1934, this being the winner's prize. It is KPM marked to the lower right hand corner. The lettering which reads 'Ehrenpreis Deutschlandflug 1934' has faded somewhat. The beautiful multi coloured maroon, silver and black DLV insignia is still good and clear as is the rest of the map. This has been mounted in a period art deco style table top with a lower panel beneath and forms the most beautiful central table. With the table comes a card folded citation awarded by the Oberburgermeister of Landkreises Neisse, with the coat of arms of the area on the front cover, plus a small DLV beautifully enamelled, maker marked on the reverse side lapel pin. Although there is no direct paperwork linking this prize to the winner, verbal provenance states that the owner of the honour prize was a Wolff Von Wedelstadt.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BREAST EAGLE. A very good totally unissued Bevo woven yellow eagle on the unique background colour for the coast artillery uniforms. Cut from roll.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KREIGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good quality non maker marked convex shaped by its original wearer for a more snug fit to the uniform tunic Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge. Virtually all the gilt remaining to the far deeper than normal struck laurel leaf, the swastika within the claws of the eagle is frosted. Some dullness to the silvering of the exploding mine. The reverse side is a light bronze colour. We are unable to identify the manufacturer of this badge, however the quality is superb.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 MINE SWEEPER BADGE. An example of the Mine Sweeper badge, some good traces of gilt left to the surrounding wreath with all the finish remaining to the exploding mine to the centre. To the reverse side the award has its wide tapering horizontal pin and is still fitted with its uniform retaining hook behind the eagle's head. To the very extremely right hand wing tip the badge has taken a knock with one small portion missing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINE SWEEPER BADGE. An example of the German Kriegsmarine Mine Sweeper badge, the face side has lost all of its gilt but all the silver finish remaining to the exploding bomb and sea below is intact. Vertical wide tapering pin. Manufactured RK with the initials in raised relief to the reverse side.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A non maker marked version of the Minesweeper Badge, this has been slightly curved by the original owner for a snugger fit to the uniform tunic. Slightly toned gilt to the surrounding wreath but good gilt to the lower untouched areas. All of the silver finish remaining to the exploding bomb. Wide tapering vertical pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER CITATION. Standard A5 size official issue citation to Matrosen Obergefreiter Wilhelm Kleinmann dated 1st March 1943. Pencil signature of a Captain on the Norwegian coast with the stamp of the Admiral Norwegian North Sea. Near mint condition, non punch holed. BCC3
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIM SHIELD. An excellent condition Krim Shield with Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth, the shield itself having virtually all of its original finish with some toning to the area just below the map of the Crimea. Slight surface moth to the Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Complete with its metal back plate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. A lovely condition citation, standard print, folded once, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield awarded to Unteroffizier Johann Eder, to the 6th Company Jager Regiment 228, dated ‘15th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General Field Marshall Von Kleist. The 228th Jager Regiment was part of the 101st Jager Division and engaged in heavy fighting to secure the Kuban bridgehead in 1943. BCC66
GERMAN THIRD REICH KUBAN SHIELD CITATION. An excellent condition A5 sized standard citation, non punch holed for the Kuban Shield, awarded to Gefreiter Johann Bauer of Panzer Jager ABT.198. Dated ‘October 1944’. Field Marshall’s facsimile signature with headquarters stamp. The unit was part of the 98th Infantry Division which was destroyed when German forces were cut off in the Crimean Peninsular in May 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy, it was reformed in Agram during June 44 and spent the rest of the war fighting in Italy. BCC17 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LAH K98 BAYONET FROG. A very rare piece of equipment being the all white patent finished frog that fitted the K.98 rifle bayonet, as worn in a huge amount of photographs showing the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler on parade wearing their all white parade equipment. Clearly marked on the reverse side with the maker's name 'Berlin 1936' with some other obscured markings in a rectangle. One complete rivet missing from the front section of the frog where the bayonet is inserted into the leather. To the opposite side half of the rivet is missing. Stitching is still good and securing.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LARGE CAPACITY MESS TIN. A slightly larger than standard green painted mess tin, which retains virtually all of its original green paint finish.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR PRESTOFF COMBAT BELT & BUCKLE. A very late war production belt in compound paper known as the ersatz material 'presstoff' the belt is unmarked and comes with an early aluminum army pebbled belt buckle dated 1939.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR RUCKSACK. A beautiful item of the many and varied productions of the rucksack, these practical packs became extremely widespread in their issue and to be seen worn by both army and SS personnel. This particular model is of an off white heavy linen material with a wonderful red selvage line or cutters line running through the very centre of the pack. The buckles are all finished in a factory applied ordnance tan paint finish. There are various reinforcements to the shoulder straps, which are manufactured from tan Prestoff. The whole pack shows very similar manufacture characteristics to that of the highly sought-after MP44 pouches of the same era. The item is in stored very near mint condition showing only very light use and a little service staining, however all leather is good and supple with all its surface finish remaining with no cracking and a good degree of suppleness. This item will soon feature as a full page illustration in the coming soon title Ausrustung by roly Pickering, a 440 page hard back book on field equipment of the German forces in WWII.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE. A typical mid to late war set being of semi ersatz quality. The mug to the top is of a thick tin material, which has been heat treated to the interior with a red enamelled finish. The bottle is in the same matching deep red finish with the correct Bakelite screw cap. The leather work is good and supple and of black leather. The quality of the felt outer is of typical ersatz type. The item is in good used clean condition and would make an excellent display piece.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WAR WATER BOTTLE. An excellent set consisting of a felt covered alloy bottle with all webbing tropical style strapping, however this tropical webbing was utilised on all fronts. The original small Bakelite cup is present and is in excellent condition with no cracks or damage. The original hook is present. The item is dusty from storage.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LATE WWII HORSE GAS MASK BAG. A scarce pack for part of the horse gas mask system, this being in the attractive late war style having a clear red selvage line, black leather fitments and fibre type woven rough threaded webbing elements. The whole item is in good condition with white label with waffen amt stamp still upon it and a maker's code. A very seldom found item of equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LEATHER G43 POUCH. The G43 pouch has been heavily copied, however this is a totally original example and shows typical German manufacture from the period and being of slightly smaller proportions than most copies encountered. The closure posts are all of a turned nature and the whole pouch shows light use. There is light ripping to one flap, however this is stable and does not show when the pouch is closed. There is a good maker's stamp to the interior of one pouch being 'BLA 1944'. There is much dust storage and russet rust to all the rivet sections. There is a slight deformity to the front of the pouches but when stuffed with paper they appear fine. A super and indisputable example of this scarce pouch.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LIGHTWEIGHT Y STRAPS. A good combat quality pair of Y straps, these being the simplified version, these were used by various branches including mounted troops and artillery, however they were greatly favoured by German paratroopers who fought lightly equipped. This particular set has a good RB number to the reverse leather. These were originally produced in brown and have been over-dyed to the outer russet face to a black colour, which is absolutely typical of wartime used straps. All fittings are of aluminium including the rear hook.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFFTWAFFE FLAK NCO VISOR CAP. A very nice example of an early produced Teller form Red piped mans cap in other ranks quality wool with matching aluminium insignia throughout size 54 cm, typical Luftwaffe buckled chin strap with rounded buckles and an excellent peak with Luftwaffe edge binding. The overall condition of the patent leather is slightly above average only showing minor crazing and a little congealing. The inner of the cap is early war quality being of brown polished cotton, there is a large label for the firm Karl Halfer, these were a well known firm that produced many Luftwaffe and Afrika Korps items of headdress. The airman's name is still upon a card inserted upon the sweat shield. There is a little damage to the leatherette headband including a little splitting in places, however overall the cap remains very sound. The external appearance is superb and the shape is good throughout. A very nice representative example of a flak cap. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFT GAU AWARD. The scarce non portable awarded by the Commander-in- General and Commander-in-Chief of Luftgau Norway. This bronze plaque in its original presentation cardboard box, which is individually numbered '7493' was awarded for service in the Air Force area of Norway. The original recipient's name is hand applied to the exterior of the box with the matching number '7493' applied in hand to the edge of the box.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTSCHUTZ 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 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 FLIEGER BLUSE. A super example of a mid to late war bluse having a full compliment of red backed flak insignia with matching flak shoulder boards, wonderfully factory machine zigzag mounted eagle to the breast. The liner is of the typical mid blue rayon fabric and there is a full compliment of issue stampings to the interior and an LBA acceptance stamp. the tunic shows very minor wear throughout. There are NCO's chevrons and gulls to the epaulettes. There is one or two areas of light moth surface around the shoulder areas where it has sat for many years on a coat hanger and there are one or two very well executed small repairs. Also to the breast are multiple collector mounted tack stitches for applying insignia and a 2nd class Iron Cross ribbon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE GREAT COAT HOOD ATTACHMENT. A scarce item of field equipment being the woollen hood that would button to the collar of the Luftwaffe greatcoat. This would adapt the greatcoat greatly for use in cold weather. These can be seen throughout the cold regions such as the Russian front and these seldom stay with greatcoats. This item is in excellent condition with rayon part lining. The original draw cord is present and only one or two very small pin prick sized moth nips.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS WHITE TOP VISOR CAP. A good size 56 cm Luftwaffe white top officers cap with the removable top. This well service used white top officers cap has great character. Standard removable white top with some light staining, the top we believe has been removed and cleaned and replaced. It is with its correct white backed heavy wire woven fully removable Luftwaffe eagle with metallic back plate. Three prong fixing to pre stitched holes in the white top. Standard Luftwaffe officers black mohair band to which is attached a slightly oxidised wire woven national cockade. Standard officers cap cords with twin pebbled side buttons. The peak is the extra strengthened edged visor commonly encountered in early period Luftwaffe officers caps, both blue grey top and white top. Some of the stitching to this extra strengthened edging is loose and the edging itself has disappeared on a 2 inch section on the interior of the visor. To the interior the white Morocco interior sweat band has seen much service wear, it has the name applied 'Oberleutnant (abbreviated to OBLT) Ruppel'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER'S BADGE IN CLOTH. A mint unissued condition Luftwaffe Pilot Observer's badge. Fine grey machine embroidered eagle with yellow embroidered wreath on its Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth. Totally unissued. Superb. BC60
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good pair of brown waffenfarbe piped artificial silk stitch-on shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Feldwebel..
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUEDE FLYING JACKET. A service worn and repaired but extremely useable and displayable suede and sheepskin lined flying jacket, part of the suede two-piece suit. Standard fur collar, which has some losses as can be seen from our web images. Sheepskin lining all complete. Original zip fitted, which is in full working order. The leather double loop for attaching the oxygen mask clip is all in place. The grey leather faced map pocket is all complete. The zips to each lower sleeve are intact, one is fully working, the other appears to have lost its function and is sewn together to keep the lower sleeve closed. All of the male/female cuff adjustment mechanisms are complete. The interior windproof sleeves are complete. The jacket is also with its internal luftwaffe blue grey webbing waist adjuster belt. . Two lower pockets without flaps which have male/female closure studs are all complete and working. To the right hand upper sleeve there is one stitched repair with one small stitched repair to the upper left hand sleeve. An overall large size.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE SUMMER WEIGHT TAN FLYING TROUSERS. One of the rarest of the Luftwaffe flying suits is the two-piece suit constructed in the salt and pepper summer weight material, the trousers being the hardest part of the two-piece suit to obtain. This pair are in absolutely superb condition, completely unworn, non stained, non moth holed. All of the correct zips are in place. They are a mixture of both metal zips and plastic zips. All of the male/female pop studs are in place with slight rusting but all are operable.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL EINHEITSFELDMUTZE. Often referred to as 'Field Made' this cap recently acquired in Germany within an estate of tropical luftwaffe items have amazing appeal to all enthusiast of tropical headdress. The 'field Made' cap have no air vents and no lining would have been commissioned in the theatre by a regiment or division commander for a local tailor to produce a quantity of these caps for his troops who would be running short on supplies. Numerous examples of these caps are photographed with the Robert Kurtz book 'Afrika Korps'. The cap is well used having its eagle well embossed in to the fabric, the eagle is crudely hand stitched with a light shade of cotton thread, the national roundel being also hand sewn with typical tropical thread. The peak liner, which is constructed in an ersatz material has swelled though dampness leaving a floppy effect to the peak with the remains of the interior material crumbled within it. This cap was obtained along with a tropical luftwaffe side cap of the same head size and other rare tropical luftwaffe equipment items and artefacts. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE TWO-PIECE SUMMER SUIT TROUSERS. Out of all the Luftwaffe flying suits the two-piece summer weight unlined suit in the salt and pepper material is possibly one of the most difficult to obtain and of the two pieces of the suit the trousers are without doubt the rarest. This pair are a medium size pair, they have had the two hip zips removed with the openings re-stitched and the further two zips that run down the hips close to the knee have also been removed. The front crotch zip is of the plastic variety. The two front pockets are complete with their male/female closure system. The exterior closure flap for the angled right hip flare pistol pocket is all intact. The inner bellows of the pocket have been removed. Both lower leg nickel zips are all complete and have their zip runners intact, but the section which attaches to the pullers is broken away on both. Other minor nicks and minor repairs but no undue staining and are ideal for display with an appropriate flying jacket.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WINTER ONE PIECE FLYING SUIT. Grey exterior canvas style material, fully lined including all arms, legs, body and collar in brown sheepskin eight buttonhole front with all original buttons complete with fly front. Two angled hip pockets without flaps, open top but closing buttons. Button closed cuffs, complete with its interior windproof cuffs, which are closed by a male/female studding system. All access zips to the interior of the suit from the exterior by zips to each side, which are complete. Two thigh pockets complete with their original buttons and flaps. A zip at the base of each leg of which the zips are complete but the zip runners are missing. Unfortunately around the inner collar area and one part of the interior of the suit the interior skin has rotted and also been attacked by moth, the damage can be seen on our web images. Quite often we have seen these manufactured in Sofia Bulgaria, this example however is maker marked 'Karl Heisler, Berlin.' Prospective purchasers ought to be aware of the heavy postage due to the weight of this item. SC38A
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE WOMANS AUXILLERY CAP. A scarce Luftwaffe woman Auxillery operatives field cap,standard Luftwaffe blue grey material in excellent condition, no moth damage ,nap of cloth very good, one single air vent to each side of cap,single button front with a standard cross hatched stitched eagle, to the interior the lining in a light tan heavy cotton twill with only the remains of the leather forehead sweatband, a pair of Red silk initials on a label stitched to the lining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE Y STRAPS. An good wartime produced pair of the simplified Y straps which had no D ring attachment whatsoever. These were used by various arms but can be seen in a very large amount of photographs being worn by Fallschirmjager troops who wore simplified fighting orders throughout the war. This example pair are brown to the interior with a factory blackened roughened finish to exterior. They are unpolished and all the stitching remains in a good bone white contrasting colour. There is a stamp from a Vienna maker dating these to '42'. The rear mounting hook has the outer leather flap to alleviate the hook catching on items when the soldier is sat down. All the hooks are 'O & C' marked and have the correct light grey paint finish. There is some chipping and minor rust bleed to all of the metal fittings. The metal hook again is in the same finish. The leather items are very good and supple and perfectly mountable upon a display. A scarce and hard to find item of equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH LZ127 GRAF ZEPPELIN PORCELAIN. A most superb set of three items of china from the famous airship, the LZ127 the Graf Zeppelin. These three superb items all produced by the Company Heinrich & Company of Bavaria with their logo on the base of each item, also with the logo in light brown 'Graf Zeppelin 1928'. The three items comprise of a tea cup, saucer and tea plate. They are gilt edged with the most beautiful gilt and blue decoration to each piece with both the tea plate and the cup having the further designation of 'LZ' within an oval. All the three items in the most perfect undamaged condition. The first flight of the Graf Zeppelin was on the 18th September 1928, it was fitted out for transatlantic flight in the most exquisite fashion. It's operational career spanned almost 9 years, having its last flight in June 1937. All flights were without incident but unfortunately was withdrawn from service after the crash and destruction of the LZ129 Hindenburg at Lakehurst in May 1937. It was withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1940. Fortunately much of the china survived, this is an exquisite item for the collectors of historic porcelain.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.35 DOUBLE DECAL WINTER OVERPAINT CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A steel helmet that has seen extensive combat use, starting out life as a typical double decal M.35 helmet, subsequently receiving a coat of white paint and then two further coats of grey paint. Interestingly there are traces of red over certain areas of the white that would suggest that could well have been a medics helmet, the M.35 tri-colour decal is visible below the paint and the paint that overlays the decal has greatly crazed with minute crackling due to shrinkage. The eagle decal is visible with much scratching and areas of flaking as well as a certain amount of over paint. The white paint has faded to a wonderful bone grey colour and again displays minute cracking and the crown areas shows much of the original white coming through the later field grey paint. Two of the original rivets are in place and these have the same paint to the heads and are the early brass type that once had a nickel over plating. One rear rivet appears to be a later addition and could possibly be a restoration. The inner lining is good and supple however there is breakage to at least three of the fingers and a certain degree of cracking to the leather. An M.40 type label chin strap is present and this is dated '42' to the end of the tongue, again although original this is probably a collector replacement. The interior of the helmet appears to be read 'SE66' and a lot number being '3049'. An excellent display helmet that shows much use and clearly is a combat veteran helmet.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M.42 ARMY TUNIC. An excellent tunic with original insignia configured to mountain troops having green piping and edelweiss insignia to the sleeve. Original NCO tress to the collar and to the shoulder boards. The tunic has been slightly re-tailored in typical German fashion to smarten it making it slightly shorter and this involving slight replacement of pockets that have been made slightly smaller for a more jaunty appearance. The original eagle is present and is applied in the typical folded and over-stitched manner and this actually has been applied through the lining, this would have taken place when these minor alterations were carried out by a regimental tailor. An excellent well patinated example of a mid war combat tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH M42/43 TUNIC. A good combat tunic in the M.42/43 configuration. Six button front, four patch pockets all without pleats with button flaps. Good nap to the cloth overall with some thinness in the lower cuffs and around the pocket flaps, in the slightly later more slate grey material than field grey green. The insignia fitted is a pair of the universal mouse grey collar patches applied directly to the herringbone green backed slate grey collar. A pair of field grey green slip on shoulder boards, late war with artificial silk white piping for infantry. The breast eagle fitted is of the later war triangular shaped style. Three button configuration for the belt support hooks with the canvas interior tabs. The interior lining is of the grey herringbone artificial silk style. The tunic is RB numbered and size stamped. One very unusual feature of the tunic is the two front upper pockets, instead of being constructed in one piece it has had two scraps from the floor joined together to make one pocket front, this is in conjunction with the saving of material. All of the stitching to the tunic pockets are identical to the style, space and coloration of the rest of the stitching to the tunic indicating this unusual feature is not a post war addition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MEDICS ARM BAND. A white linen arm band with the red medics cross finely woven upon it. It is in unissued condition.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MINE SWEEPER BADGE. A good service worn example of the non maker marked Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge. The gilt to the wreath and eagle visible but dull, complete with its uniform retaining hook placed behind the eagle and swastika and its horizontal wide tapering pin. The award has been bent concave for a snugger fit to the uniform, we have seen this many times before on Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badges.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MISCELLANEOUS KRIEGSMARINE & COASTAL ARTILLERY INSIGNIA. Five items of insignia including one 60mm circular piece from the Coastal Artillery, machine embroidered. Three oval patches being Administration, Ordnance and Medical, one piece machine embroidered, the other two hand embroidered and one circular Medical patch beautifully bullion embroidered.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MOUNTAIN TROOPS PHOTO ALBUM. A highly interesting album from what we believe to be a motorcycle detachment of a mountain troops unit. The album is the standard sized canteen album with silver block to the bottom 'War Memories' (in German). An outline plaque of a motorcyclist has been removed from the cover. The album contains 166 photographs, many good views of the M.43 and the bergmutze cap being worn and other items of headdress. There are also excellent shots throughout the album of various military vehicles used by the German Armed Forces. A good side on shot of the one ton half track Demag, an SS soldier hatless wearing the SS No.3. collar patch. 1 ton Demags lined up in a possibly Russian or Polish village. We believe also that this mountain trooper served in Crete, there is a postcard of the Commander of the Mountain Division involved in the Crete operation. Images of what we believe to be the Greek invasion. German tanks in fields. Tropical style tunics being worn. German tanks crossing hastily constructed engineer bridges. JU52 aircraft, possibly crashed, on Kretian airfields. German graves of mountain troopers on Crete. More crashed JU52's. Picturesque views of the islands off mainland Greece with views in Athens itself. Images of German motorcycle units. Good views of British Bren carriers converted to German use with the Balkan Cross added. Vehicles being unloaded from ships. One superb shot of three German soldiers sitting inside a Schwimmvagen, large format postcard size, with the Mountain Division sign of Narvik on the side. Another superb postcard size shot of a German tank with the occupants wearing winter fur hats and the black Panzer uniform. SS troops wearing camouflage uniforms. More shots of the schwimmvagen. An excellent album.
GERMAN THIRD REICH MP28 MAGAZINE POUCH. A very scarce example of this early all leather pouch in a rectangular format with dividers to the interior. There is a large heavy format D ring for attachment to equipment and three loops for various positions to the rear. These were used by various elements including NCO’s and police troops. A very scarce item of weapon related equipment.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL HANDBOOK. An interesting handbook for German youth entitled 'SEEFAHRRT-FIBEL DES DEUTSCHEN JUNGEN'. Published in Munich and Berlin. 96 pages generally being an instructional manual on identification of ships, the use of sail, navigation and an interesting colour central section on Third Reich Kreigsmarine uniforms, flags of the world and signal flags used in both civil and military use, including flags of allies of Germany and the Hanseatic State. Accompanied by three German A4 sized beautifully illustrated '1938' dated wedding telegrams.
GERMAN THIRD REICH NAVAL MARKED Y STRAPS. A rare pair of naval marked non combat Y straps. Any items of German Third Reich equipment that is marine marked have always been considered rare by collectors, this set is service worn but all the fittings are good and the leather is strong and supple. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH NEBELWERFER CITATION GROUPING. A scarce 6 award group to a member of the 52nd Werfer Regiment, which was formed in 1941 and in 1944 became the 3rd Werfer Brigade, spending the entire war on the Eastern Front. All A5 size, non punch holed. Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ’20.10.1944’ awarded to Obergefreiten Otto Mohr signed by Divisional Commander. A field typed citation for the Infantry Assault Badge dated 9th September 1944. Wound Badge in silver dated 27th April 1944. Drivers Qualification Badge dated 2nd September 1943. Medal for the Eastern Front dated ‘August 1942’. Larger than A4 citation for the Romanian Crusade Against Communism Medal for service in the Crimea. A highly interesting group in excellent condition, most citations have been folded, obvious staining but generally good. BCC2
GERMAN THIRD REICH NSKK BELT AND BUCKLE. The NSKK buckle is identical in form to the SA buckle but in a high nickel finish. This example is with what we believe to be its original belt, brown leather combat thickness belt which has seen some mice chewing to the right hand side of the buckle. The leather adjuster tab has been re-stitched, but we believe it to be a contemporary repair. The NSKK buckle has bright nickel finish with dark patches to the right hand side and the base of the buckle.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OBERSTURMFUHRER'S SHOULDER BOARD. A stitch-in single shoulder board of a Waffen SS Obersturmfuhrer's shoulder board. Black based with mountain green underlay, wire exterior. One of the two gilt rank pips is missing. Slightly mothed underlay.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. The wire woven national cockade worn beneath the Third Reich national eagle on officers visor caps. Some light oxidisation.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OFFICERS CLAW BELT IN ERSATZ PAPER MATERIAL. An extremely rare belt for Army or SS Officers made in the ersatz compressed paper material. The frosted silver finish to the belt buckle is superb and the overall condition of the belt is good however crisp and in the folded position and would be fragile to place upon a mannequin. This item is featured upon page 21 of the new book Ausrustung Volume 1 by Rolly Pickering.
GERMAN THIRD REICH OLYMPIC MEDAL. An excellent example of the 1936 Olympic Medal, complete with all its finish and full length ribbon. BC121
GERMAN THIRD REICH P.38 SOFT SHELL HOLSTER. A good condition soft shell all black leather holster for the Third Reich P.38 semi automatic pistol. Stitching good and strong overall. Good form to the holster and its spare magazine holder. The leather closing tab stitching is good and strong. Both reverse side belt loops intact. Well marked ‘KKD 1944 P38’.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER COMBAT TROUSERS. A good condition pair of the rare trousers designed for wear with the Army black Panzer wrap over jacket. This style of trouser in black are the only designs specifically to be worn with the Panzer jacket. The nap of the cloth is generally good with some thinness in places, especially around the knee and thigh area and pocket flaps. Long black trousers with tapered bottoms. Six button fly front (1 button missing). Trimmed pocket flaps with one button missing to one flap. Complete with its integral three pronged web belt. One old ordnance field repair to the front right hand knee area as the trousers are viewed and one patched repair approximately 4 inches x 6 inches at the rear of the left hand leg as the trousers are viewed from the rear. Other minor nicks to the cloth but overall excellent condition. The lining to both of the waist pockets flaps in the lower area of the flap have worn away through wear use. The interior lining in its white/cream standard colour in good order, profusely stamped with the remaining depot designation of 'B43' size stamp plus a long series of numbers which we cannot identify.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER GRENADIER DIVISION CITATION. A standard A5 sized citation, punch holed, with image of the award at the top of the citation, to Gefreiter Toni Clemens, who served on the staff of Panzer Regiment 190. Date of award 1st September 1944 with the unit stamp, with an indelible pencil signature of the Unit Colonel. PZ.ABTL 190 was the Panther unit attached to the division and in August 1944 the division was in action and in Liguria, Northern Italy. BCC69
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER GEORG GRUNER SIGNATURE. A good Army Panzer Knights Cross Winner, Oberleutnant Georg Gruner signature, as removed from a Hitler Youth member's autograph book. Also included to the reverse side of the page is another unidentified Luftwaffe Knights Cross Winner's signature.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER PHOTO ALBUM. 143 images in a standard leather bound album, starting with pre war period with family shots. Moving onto training in small tracked vehicles. Other aspects of training life many wearing the black Panzer wrap over uniform. The unit is identified as the 6th Company of Panzer Regiment 7. We have ascertained this from a wall plaque affixed behind one of the images in the album. Servicing of half track vehicles. Excellent shots with the wearing of the Panzer beret and the Panzer beret situated next to the owner. More training with large 8 ton half tracks. Mixture of uniforms, again with the early pink piped Panzer jacket plus field grey uniforms. Camp life. Excellent shot of three Panzer men wearing their berets next to an overturned tank. Some tourist shots internally within Germany. Nurnburg rally field shots with good close-up of Adolf Hitler arriving. 6 wheeled armoured cars, tanks being moved by train to the rally fields. Winter scenes with half track vehicle hanging over the edge of a bridge. At the very end of the album there are some fun shots of soldiers dressed up with WWI pickelhaube with faces turned into clowns. This is a good pre-war small format Panzer album with many interesting shots.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER POLICE ARM EAGLE. An ultra rare piece of insignia being the heavy wire woven police eagle on finely grained black backing cloth that would be fitted to the arm of the police black wrap over tunic. Complete with all of its backing material. There are holes visible where it has been attached to a tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER TROOPS GENERAL WALTER NEHRING SIGNATURE. A full signature in pencil of the well known Panzer troops General, famous for his work in North Africa, Walter Kirk Nehring. Signature on an April 1945 award letter for the Iron Cross to members of the 24th Panzer Corps, January 1945. The letter states that two were killed, 18 wounded and 28 people put out of action through other reasons. Accompanying the letter is a post war signed photograph of Walter Nehring, signed in felt pen, he is wearing his tropical uniform with tropical General's visor cap, as Commander of the 1st Panzer Army. He was awarded the Oak Leaves and Swords and was a well known figure in the German Armoured Forces.
GERMAN THIRD REICH PARACHUTE PACKING MANUAL. This ultra rare April 1942 dated manual is possibly the rarest of any of the instruction manuals for the German Paratroopers. Measuring 29cm x 20cm, this 283 page manual is fully illustrated on virtually every page and instructs the paratroopers on the packing of the drop containers and many other forms of equipment parachuted in to keep the ground troops in action with containers including motorcycles, food containers, light artillery pieces, bicycles and all the impedimenta to fight a short sharp campaign without support from follow-up ground forces. For the historical researcher of the German paratroopers this is an invaluable piece. This example is numbered ‘1002’, it has a soft cover, which is slightly shredded on the edges as can be seen on our web images. The print is superb and it was constructed by using brass screws into tubular threads. In 2014 the well known publishing company Military Mode used this example for the manufacture of the now successful reprint, which is also for sale on this web site.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE 18 YEAR LONG SERVICE CITATION. An impressive large A4 size pre printed citation, double punch holed, non folded, to Hauptwachtmeister Josef Stephan, awarding him on the 1st February 1939 the Police Long Service Medal for 18 years. State Secretary Meissner facsimile signature with eagle and swastika embossed lower left side of the citation. BCC9
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE ARM EAGLE. A good unissued light purple police style eagle with black swastika, embroidered directly onto a section of the unique police green uniform cloth.
GERMAN THIRD REICH POLICE ENLISTED MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. We have always noticed that police equipment differs slightly from the other belted equipment of the civil and armed forces, this police belt and buckle have always been a pair. The belt itself is of the standard black leather, excellent condition, good light colour to the interior. Marked size '100' to the keeper end, the keeper itself is a much larger frame than any other type of belt keeper on Third Reich belts. The buckle being of a slightly heavier pebbling than the standard type of police buckle encountered. It is one piece aluminium cast and is fitted with a highly unusual wider than standard leather tab, which itself is also unmarked.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 1 ST PATTERN NECK BADGE. A good example of the 42mm 1 st pattern circumference neck Badge of the Deutsche Fraunenarbeitsdienst in Silver colour for the rank of Maidenfuhrein individually award numbered ‘67492’. Complete with its original fixing pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAD HEWER 1ST MODEL HANGING STRAP. A rare leather hanger being known as the 1st Model for the RAD mans hewer. The main body is good and strong, all stitching good. The connecting strap with its oval buckle is good and strong to the upper part of the hanging strap but it is very frail at its fixing point to the lower half.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RAILWAY ALBUM. The exterior cover of this album is missing, by the inscription on the inside page it is related to an event in Wetzlar on the 2nd June 1937. The album only has approximately 30 good format photographs basically of groups of civilians meeting and looking at the town with various 1930's automobiles. The only merit that the album has is that at the very back there is a series of images with a large Mercedes car drawn up outside a public building and there are four very good close-up pictures of the motor standard of a very high ranking railway official. The standard in a wire frame shows the wound wheel insignia of the railway organisation with a central swastika. The flag on the opposite mudguard/fender of the car is a Reich War Service flag, also in the same size in wire frame. Four good photographs for the flag and/or railway collector.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RECORDS BY STEWART McKENZIE. This interesting soft back cover work of 119 pages published by Ulric Publishing in 2001. The book covers original records of the Third Reich period and the section of modern records, which are still available. A large section relating to the military bands of Germany anything related to German Third Reich music.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RED CROSS MEDAL. An example of the German Red Cross medal, slight toning to the silvered finish however an early production in good quality metal. Complete with a short section of its red and white ribbon. BC71 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH REICHSBAHN OVERSEAS CAP. A large size dark navy blue overseas cap worn by a Reichsbahn official. Lightweight wool material, no moth, complete with the correct small gold on blue Bevo woven national eagle of the Reichsbahn with the folded Bevo national roundel below. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH REINHARD HEYDRICH CUFF TITLE. A rare full length uncut unused woven in Bevo weave. The cuff title was worn by SS Gebirgsjager-Regiment 11. The Bevo woven forms were introduced in 1943.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RIDER'S BADGE BOXED WITH MINIATURE. A horseman's badge in bronze with its stick pin miniature in its original green card fitted case, titled to the exterior in black 'REITER BRONZE'. Some slight scuffing to the edges of the box. Large size badge with some light oxidisation to the body of the horse. It is fully maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side as is the stick pin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RUBBERISED MATERIAL POLITICAL BELT. An extremely scarce item of belt related militaria being the substitute material belt leather for political other ranks. This model is made from a pressed rubberised material. It is clearly RZM and Kernstuck marked with a '41' date to the end of the numeric code. The hook element is of nickel metal and appears to be of the walking out type. There are holes pierced throughout one third of the belt for the adjustment of the buckle, this has never had the separate adjust tongue. Clearly at some time a buckle has been upon the belt and this is one of the first examples we have ever encountered in the deep red brown political colour. An extremely rare item and in surprisingly good condition, supple throughout with no cracks or delaminating.
GERMAN THIRD REICH RUSSIAN ARMY OF LIBERATION PRINTED ARM PATCH. A scarce piece of insignia for the Russian Army of Liberation. Printed, as cut from roll, unused, slight age staining.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SA HONOUR DAGGER. more images
GERMAN THIRD REICH SA RESERVE MEMBERSHIP CARD & PIN A single double sided printed hard card ausweis for a member of the SA Reserve. The card is dated '1934' with the full members name. On the reverse side is the membership stamps. Complete with the members original SA Reserve lapel pin with its twisted and groove fixing pin, which is slightly loose to the main body of the pin itself, which is maker marked in raised relief with the wording 'Ges Gesch'.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SAUER 38H HOLSTER. The exact designation of holsters is somewhat difficult, however the dimensions appear to be that that would accommodate various of the mid style automatic pistols utilised by the Third Reich. The item is constructed from a mid brown prestof material in a mid brown colour. This colour would suit both luftwaffe and political usage. There is some cracking to the top flap however, this has been well reinforced and collector restored.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SERVICE GLASSES CASE. The field grey painted tin case stencil painted to the outside ‘Dienst-Brille’, the tin was for the carrying of the service issued reading glasses.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SMOKE TROOPS SHOULDER STRAPS. An excellent pair of heavily used slip-on Leutnant's shoulder boards for a Smoke Troops unit. Subdued grey wire exterior with carmine underlay, some moth to the underlay as seen on our web site images.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SOCIAL WELFARE MEDAL. A Social Welfare Medal in exceptionally good condition, because of the zinc construction these normally have lost all their finish. Complete with its red and white ribbon, although only a short section for display on the board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS CONCENTRATION CAMP IDENTITY TAG. An aluminium splittable identity disc, marked ‘SS T. Stuba Oranienburg.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS CONTRIBUTORS PIN. A very good condition undamaged 20mm x 15mm oval pin, black and silver enamel to the front which was on civil dress by persons who had contributed funds to the SS. Each pin was individually numbered, this example being '6823' below a letter 'D', horizontally across the centre of the pin 'Ges Gesch' with below on the lower half of the oval the maker 'Deschler of Munich'. Complete with its full length twisted and grooved fitting pin. For a complete description ot this award see the new work Inside the Allgemine SS by Ulric of England page 295 Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS M.35 DOUBLE DECAL Q HELMET. An absolutely super example of one of the holy grail items for the helmet collector being a good untouched early war double decal helmet in the typical dark olive shade having the Q specific early decal, the SS runes decal being approximately 70% present with a good degree of abrasion to the centre of the runes, however the silver background quality is excellent. Viewed under USB microscope this has a wonderful coloration and one can clearly make out the Pulver pattern that characterises these decals. To the opposite side is the national colours decal, this is approximately 60% present with a good degree of abrasion to the centre of the swastika and areas of red surrounding it. The original liner pins are present and these have not been replaced, these are the very early nickel over brass type, which do not hold the paint particularly well and there is a good degree of paint loss to their heads, however a small amount remains and this is of the same shade as the helmet exactly. The liner is good and supple and complete with original draw cord, the leather is a mid brown colour and has been lightly stained by hair grease and dirt. The inner flange of the helmet displays to the rear a typical low lot number of '1142'. The lining is of the 2nd aluminium reinforced type. The original chin strap is present with aluminium buckle, this has had the tip slightly shortened. There is a good degree of light dust build to the interior of the crown. The helmet appears not to be marked to the side with a size specification, however we estimate this to be a size 64 or 66 helmet. Overall a very fine example of an extremely rare and desirable helmet. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS MEDICAL UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SLIP ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of unused but toned and slightly scagged slip-on shoulder boards worn by a Waffen SS medical officer. Black underlay with a separately applied black attachment tab. The tags have not been split at the point to go over a button. Deep blue artificial silk piping with subdued grey outer material, which has some snags and very light oxidisation.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS MOUNTAIN DIVISION PRINZ EUGEN CITATION PAIR. An excellent pair of citations to an SS Obersturmfuhrer Franz Robl of SS Panzer Jager Abteilung 7 being the field type citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ’24.2.1944’ with unit rubber stamp visible. Pen signed by an SS Obersturmfuhrer and Unit Adjutant, unidentified, on behalf of the Commanding General of the Division Artur Phelps. Accompanying this rare citation is another field type citation which unfortunately is very faint awarding SS Obersturmfuhrer Franz Robl the Croat Order of the Crown of King Zwonomir III with swords, issued December 1943 with unit issue rubber stamp and identical signature from the officer who signed the Iron Cross 2nd class citation. During December 1943 to the end of January 1944 the Division was engaged in heavy fighting against Marshall Tito’s communist partisans as part of Operation Schneegestoeber. BCC14
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OBERFUHRER HANS PLESH SIGNATURE. A pencil signature of SS Oberfuhrer Hans Plesh on a section of paper laid onto the page of the original Hitler Youth members autograph book that this was removed from, complete with a newspaper photograph of Plesh. Awarded the Knights Cross 9th June 1944 with a photocopy of the page of the Hitler Youth members autograph book this was placed onto. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS OBERSTURMBANNFUHRER SCHULZ PAPER GROUPING. A fabulous large amount of paperwork and documents relating to SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Karl Schulz. Born February 7th 1905, died February 2nd 1989. An early right wing activist, Schulz joined the Marine Brigade Ehardt in 1920. He was an activist in the early days of the NSDAP and came into conflict with the French Occupation Authorities in the Ruhr area, he was one of the founder members of the NSDAP in Group Hamm and later became a member of the SA. He was promoted and demoted a number of times in the late 20's and early 30's and in June 1932 after joining the SS Schultz was dismissed from his full time occupation as a police officer. He finally reached the rank of SS Obersturmbannfuhrer and was leader of the 19th SS Regiment, he also sat as a deputy in the Reichstag. In 1938 to 1944 he was the leader in the Polish Lodz Ghetto. NSDAP party number 22,175, a very low number, SS membership number 15,838. Approximately in 2010 a large quantity of his estate was discovered in Germany, this has been split and we believe we have the largest amount of the paperwork. An original A4 size award document for the Jul-Lichter, with printed facsimile signature of Heinrich Himmler, dated Julfest 1939. A very unusual A5 sized document with facsimile signature from Heinrich Himmler, dated 21st December 1942, wishing all of the SS men congratulations during the festivals of 1943. One of the most interesting items in the whole grouping is the ultra rare Schutzstaffel Der NSDAP Kleiderkasse, this is the 30 page soft covered booklet for all SS officers, which is basically a catalogue of all of the uniforms available and their individual prices. The cover is impressed from the interior outwards, with the SS runes and around this area it has been beautifully hand sketched in runic motifs and foliate patterns, it is dated 1940, 12 of the 30 pages are beautifully illustrated in black and white of all of the uniforms and uniform carrying equipment that was available to the SS officer, both in Allgemeine black and field grey for the Waffen SS, the artwork is superb. Inside the booklet is the lower half of the order form for SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Schultz confirming that he has ordered a uniform tunic and trousers on the 11th June 1942, the top half has been torn off through the perforations and sent to the Central SS Clothing Office. A small single green card double sided, but only printed on one side being the Dauer-Ausweis for Gau area Westfalen-Nord, named to Karl Schulz with his correct party number 22,175, pinned to the folder is an early and scarce tinny with large swastika with rose to centre, fully maker marked on the reverse side. A double folded hard linen card being an ausweis karte. Two superbly designed visit cards of Karl Schulz, the logo being a knights helmet with the SS runes and Totenkopf within a black shield below, with two shields, one either side. A double sided hard card ausweis being the Bezirkskarte for Munster Westfalia, dated July 1936 with pass photograph of Schulz wearing Allgemeine SS uniform with Regiment No.19 collar patch to the upper right hand collar. A single double sided printed card showing him as a member of the NSDAP with his service rank of Gauamtsleiter in Munster on the 13th June 1936, accompanied by another double folded payment card known as the Banrischzell. The Deutsche Arbeits Front membership card for Karl Schulz with many membership payment stamps to 1935 and some for 1934. A large amount of correspondence to Schulz from the Reichspropagandaamt in Litzmmstadt, which was the Lodz Ghetto being the second largest ghetto after the Warsaw Ghetto. The Litzmmstadt documents would be very interesting reading after translation, they appear to relate to Einsatzgruppen. Four excellent postcards, two showing Dr. Robert Ley reviewing some Hitler Youth boys another one of the Feldherrenhalle in Munich and the last of Ehardt Milch, all of the postcards have been franked and posted. A single sheet with in colour the NSDAP Golden Party Badge with the text 'Der Alten Garde Des Fuhrers January 1943' with unidentified signature and two verses of a Third Reich song on the reverse side. Letters to Schulz on the headed paper of Reichsfuhrer SS. Entry cards for Gau meeting 1938 in Gelsenkirchen, named to Schulz with the rally badge of that same meeting. A beautifully illuminated double side card programme of events for the Gelsenkirchen meeting. Another similar for 1937. A small group of A4 size propaganda pamphlets for 1932 and 33. A 1922 dated Arbeits book for Karl Schulz. A group of 68 photographs originally in an album being a mixture of Waffen SS officers in VT style uniform, groupings of party and SS personnel, Civilians possibly family, we can only imagine that these are images of Schulz. Close-ups of SA uniforms, all interesting detail. Two other loose groups of approximately 20 photographs each, again a mixture of SS and political and lastly a large grouping of miscellaneous SS, SA, NSDAP and other party organisations correspondence. Very interesting headed papers. It is extremely rare that a grouping such as this to such a high ranking SS officer within one of the ghetto/concentration camps of Europe would come onto the market.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS POLITZEI DIVISION MANS CUFF TITLE. A classic Bevo produced item with the grey subdued thread throughout upon black grained backing. This title is in excellent uncut condition, however there are small areas of edge fraying to two areas that have been folded, with delicate handling this would remain perfectly good for display. The ends are turned over and machined in place and there is the correct Bevo Wuppertal wording to one end. This has not been mounted upon a tunic. The colour is excellent with only very minor fading to the black areas that give the slightly characteristic very dark purple hue.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS SACHSENHAUSEN CAMP GUARD’S WEHRPASS. A superb condition wehrpass, standard Armed Forces type, photograph inside pass shows a rather large guard, born in 1886, wearing his M.36 tunic with Totenkopf collar patch. Stampings inside are of Totenkopf Sturmbann Sachsenhausen, Oranienburg in 1939. Many other entries. A very good condition SS wehrpass.
GERMAN THIRD REICH SS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S TRANSPORT SHOULDER BOARD. Single stitch-on subdued bullion weave shoulder board with light blue for Transport Section waffenfarbe over black underlay. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH TENT SET. A typical tent set that would have been carried by troops, this consists of three aluminium ordnance issue tent pegs with various codes and dates upon them. A three piece bayonet socket style aluminium tent pole set often used for mountain troops, these are all untouched and in good used condition with a little bending to the tips of the pegs etc., These are all held together in lengths of old tented rope, the tented rope being somewhat fragile and delicate.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL BREAD BAG. A super very lightly used tropical style bread bag constructed of olive green canvas and having web fitments throughout and alloy d rings to the front. The condition although lightly used is very good and there is minimal fading to just the highlights of the cloth.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL GAS CAPE BAG. A scarce item being the canvas bag for carrying the gas cape, these normally appear in field grey green, the tan coloured versions are normally attributed to tropical or southern European use. Identifying numbers inside the flap. Generally good condition, some service wear. Male female pop studs are complete and working correctly, one male part is slightly loose from the main body and it is advised not to close the stud.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TROPICAL TENT LINER. A rare piece of equipment being the netted and canvas inner liner for a tent in desert and tropical regions for keeping out mosquitoes.
GERMAN THIRD REICH TURKISTAN VOLUNTEER SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare virtually identical pair of Turkistan volunteers shoulder straps. Both have the light blue artificial silk piping. The piping itself on both board matches exactly in weave pattern and colour. The centre of both boards is identical weight cloth and colour in dark bottle green. The weave of the button hole is slightly different. On the reverse of one shoulder board is a section of the Reichsbahn light blue cloth has been used for the underlay material. Much Reichsbahn material was used in the production of some of the eastern volunteers uniforms. The boards are a slightly different size in length but identical in width. Interestingly the backing material on the one single board has used two different types of field grey cloth, this is an indication of how scraps from the floor were used to construct items such as this. Three separate scrap pieces of cloth have been used for one underlay piece and on the Reichsbahn coloured cloth backing shoulder board two pieces of the same cloth have been used.
GERMAN THIRD REICH U BOAT DECK SUIT. he Kreigsmarine submariners deck suit came in two style, one with a collarless jacket another with a full collar, this is the full collar jacket, double breasted style in grey leather. Four button double fronted jacket with a very upper button and button hole for neck closure, but normally worn in the open neck style. The leather is good having an excellent grey colour, no nicks, tears or damage. Some thinness of colour to the sleeve and the very edges of the jacket which could be reinstated if desired very easily with a leather colouring. A fully dark grey heavy blanket lining, all the original buttons are present, complete with its matching straight leg grey leather trousers which still have of its original size label remaining. Again the trousers undamaged. The leather could do with some light restoration in colour. Fitted with a pair of original period braces, whether these are official braces or not is not known to us. Two French supplied buttons to the waist band, the other four buttons are the original metal style painted buttons. Grey lightweight cotton lining. Excellent images of the differences of styles of the U-Boat leather deck suits are shown on pages 26,27,28 and 29 of the excellent work Torpedo Los, by Gordon Williamson with good clear images of the particular suit offered here being worn both with and without insignia.
GERMAN THIRD REICH UNTEROFFICER'S SCHOOL PHOTO ALBUM. A small photograph album of an army member attending the Under Officers School. On the opening page is an original Bevo woven full length uncut Unteroffiziers Schule cuff title placed within the front cover. 21 images of the original owner attending the Unteroffiziers Schule with various group images, training, officers etc., Three images at least of the cuff title being worn with the remaining amount of photographs, 27 in full, being of life outside of the school. A postcard size image at the very end of the album showing the owner with his lady friend wearing his Unteroffiziers School tunic with the Gothic lettering of the school clearly shown on his shoulder board.
GERMAN THIRD REICH UNTEROFFIZIER SCHULE CUFF TITLE. A slightly shortened cuff title in beautiful Bevo weave, silver on green, for the Unteroffizier Schule.
GERMAN THIRD REICH VOIGTLANDER CAMERA. A standard privately purchased Voigtlander camera with its original instructions and its leather case, the instructions are all printed in French, including its original separate shutter release. The case is complete with its neck strap. The camera is the classic camera seen in many images hanging around the necks of German soldiers, as it is well known German soldiers were allowed to take photographs in combat zones and subsequently we have some of the most marvellous photograph albums available from this period. Many of those images would have been taken with a camera such as this. These cameras were bought in great quantities in major French cities including Paris after the occupation of France and would be an excellent item to place on a post battle of France period mannequin.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS ARMOURER TRADE PATCH. A very rare trade patch, mint unissued condition being the crossed rifle and machine gun in heavy NCO thread for an Armourer NCO in the Waffen SS. Still with its original SS RZM label to the reverse side, it has never been applied to a uniform.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS DIV. FLORIAN GEYER CUFF TITLE. A full length enlisted ranks cuff title in Bevo weave for the Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. The 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer was formed on the 2nd August 1941 as the SS Cavalry Brigade. It was upgraded to Divisional status on the 1st June 1942. On the 12th March 1944 the Division was given the Honour Title 8th SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer. Within the last 10 years a small quantity of Florian Geyer cuff titles were discovered in Germany, some were in mint condition and some had shredded through age, this is one of the shredded examples. The reverse side has been strengthened and it is all complete but careful handling is needed.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS OBERSTURMFUHRER'S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. Waffen SS shoulder boards for concentration camp units. Black wool underlay, artificial silk cotton brown piping. One rank pip to each board. Semi subdued silver grey wire exterior.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SHOULDER BOARD. A single Waffen SS shoulder board, stitch in style, with cavalry yellow waffenfarbe. Some light moth to the black centre of the board and some fraying to the mainly upper edge of the yellow waffenfarbe, which is consistent with the board rubbing against the collar of the tunic.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS SIGNALS UNTERSTURMFUHRER'S SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched set of stitch-in style shoulder boards for a Waffen SS Untersturmfuhrer of a signal's unit. Both boards match completely with their artificial silk lemon yellow waffenfarbe and black Melton underlay. To the exterior one may have been exposed to the light as it is oxidised. Obviously the board has stayed in its original subdued grey.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEBBING AFRIKA TYPE EQUIPMENT STRAP. A late war strap, these were often associated with Africa, however saw extensive service in European theatres. It has the Lux tab to one end as well as black leather quick release strap. The item overall is in stored near mint condition. Condition:
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT REVERSIBLE SPLINTER HOOD. A good example, size marked to the interior with some staining to the white side, however excellent and nick-free with original tying cords present.
GERMAN THIRD REICH WEST WALL MEDAL CITATION. A single A5 size citation, unusually double punch holed and folded in good condition, awarded to Unteroffizier Fritz Schepp on the 28th February 1940 by the Commander of Army Group Area VI. Facsimile ink stamp of the General Lieutenant with rubber ink stamp. Schepp was part of the 78th Infantry Regiment, which was part of the 26th Infantry Division and fought at the battle of Kursk.BCC19
GERMAN THIRD REICH WINTER MEDAL OF THE EAST AND DEMJANSK SHIELD CITATIONS. An interesting pair of citations, the Demjansk Shield being in a semi hard card, both A5 sized and both punch holed for filing, awarded to the unusual rank of Schirrmeister Josef Grunebach who was on the staff of Pioneer Battalion 2. The Winter Medal in the East citation, awarded ‘15th July 1942’, unit rubber stamped with ink Battalion Commander signature. The Demjansk Shield, which is slightly larger than A5 on semi hard card, awarded ‘December 1943’ with unit rubber stamp and facsimile signature of General Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt. This unit had taken part in the invasion of France and subsequently spent of the rest of the war on the Eastern Front including being surrounded in the Demjansk Cauldron. From January 1945 it was involved in particular bitter fighting around Danzig and Kolberg being evacuated by sea. A interesting pair.
GERMAN THIRD REICH 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 TRENCH CANDLES. Four candles for use in the trenches with an image of Von Hindenburg on the base.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS CAP AND ARM EDELWEISS BADGES. A matched pair of edelweiss badges to be worn on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Silver grey machine embroidered edelweiss on oval backing with the cut and trimmed cap edelweiss also in silver grey weave.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS EDELWEISS SLEEVE INSIGNIA. Mint unused condition finely machine embroidered silver and yellow sleeve edelweiss for wearing on the Waffen SS Mountain Troopers uniform. Slight moth damage to one edge.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS HAUPTSTURMFUHRER PRINTED CAMOUFLAGE SMOCK RANK BADGES. Two pairs of the green and black printed sleeve rank insignia for the camouflage smock for the rank of SS Hauptsturmfuhrer with their original maker’s tag attached to them.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS MEDICAL OFFICERS SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of slip-on shoulder boards for a Waffen SS medical Untersturmfuhrer. The exterior is in subdued grey wire lace, central colour of artificial silk royal blue with black wool underlay. Each board has its own slip-on tab, which has never been pierced for fitting to a uniform tunic. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WAFFEN SS 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 TROPICAL BEVO ARM EAGLE. An absolutely unissued cut from roll Bevo woven arm eagle in the light tan colour, generally used on either the tropical tunic and sometimes found on the M.44 dot pattern camouflage jacket.
GERMAN WARTIME AWARD BOOK - DR.HEINRICH DOEHLE. The extremely rare and desirable 3rd Edition published early 1941 entitled Die Auszeichnungen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs Orden Ehrenzeichen Abzeichen. The 1943 edition of the Doehle book can be generally available, in fact we have another example on our web site at this present time. The third edition dated '1941' is extremely rare. It contains 127 pages of text, black and white photographs showing all the Orders and Medals instituted up to and including 1941. There is a four page colour insert for the medal ribbon bars. This example is in excellent condition complete with original black and white dust cover, which does have some light creases and tears.
GERMAN WII LUFTWAFFE M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good large size Q68 M.40 single decal combat helmet. The helmet shows extensive combat use and has had a number of paint finishes including the final hand applied dark blue grey Luftwaffe paint. The inner shell of the helmet remains in the original factory sprayed finish. The M.31 liner is complete and in place, there is a little dryness around the edges, however the leather remains good and flexible. The original drawstring is present, one quarter of the original chinstrap remains. To the rear of the helmet there are two names, the first name being ‘Pippa’ which has been crossed out and another name ‘Woitzik’ painted above. The re-issue of Luftwaffe helmets towards the end of the war was a common occurrence. The single Luftwaffe decal is all intact but faint. On close examination it can be seen that the decal has been very carefully cut around with a finely hand applied coat of paint. The overall condition is good, stored and dusty. The liner has always been present in this helmet and the pins show no signs of tampering. There is a little rust to the inner dome, which is not deep. The lot number is 258, overall an excellent and very large size combat helmet.
GERMAN WW II ARMY OR SS PANZER N C O SHOULDER BOARDS A Superb untouched set of matching slip on shoulder boards for a Panzer N C O, Pink wool piped which has worn away around the tips of both boards, we have seen this occur many times on tunics that have been well serviced used , the tips of the boards wear against the collar of the tunic, an attempt has ben made probably by the original wearer to restitch the pink wool waffenfarbe to the main body of one of the boards , the opposite side board has its tip of waffenfarbe laying loose, the nap of the black wool is thin except in the area wher the tunic shoulder board retaining buttons have protected the wool, the underlay wool is all black and both slip ons are present. Condition:
GERMAN WW II SPANISH CROSS IN BRONZE WITH SWORDS. An extremely nice Spanish Cross in bronze with swords. Good combat shape. Non maker marked. All finish remaining. Excellent detail to the sword hilts and cut out swastikas. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge. This has been a service worn example, slight distortion to the pin on the rear. Very good detail overall, a nice piece.
GERMAN WW II WOLFGANG WILLERICH ROMMEL CARD Part of the Wolfgang Willerich series of cards published by VDA in Berlin with facsimile signiature of the famous General then Fieldmarshall, Willerich was one of the most acomplished artists of the Third Reich period
GERMAN WW1 BADEN OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A very good large sized ‘59’ Baden Infantry officers pickelhaube, the skull having minor congealing, slight damage to the exterior skin in the area of the upper right of the front wing of the Baden Griffin front plate. Both peaks with minor congealing but firmly affixed to the main body. The officers back strap, non-screwable spike, circular spike base, Baden officers front plate, flat chin scales and peak trim all match in good gilt. The helmet is complete with its standard form of national Reich cockade with the non serrated edged gold and red cockade of the State of Baden. To the interior the sweatband is in very unusual light cream bordering on white soft Morocco leather with the inner silk also being in a matching colour, this has shredded slightly. Evidence of the blocked gilt maker’s mark to the remains of the inner silk. A small tablet to the inner part of the rear peak, which is lined in red, the front inner peak lined in green states the size ‘59’. A superb helmet.
GERMAN WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN FIGHTING KNIFE. A very good example of the Anton Wingen Junior produced fighting knife, which shows the etched panel of a 42cm mortar shell plus the scroll below ‘DEUTSCHER BRUNNER’ the Anton Wingen logo is on the opposite side of the blade. The blade is in excellent condition measuring 13cm with the overall length of the blade being 26cm. The stag grip having metal top pommel and lower chape, all fitted into its original black painted scabbard with is good strong leather belt loop and hilt retaining strap with a fully operational male/female closing stud.
GERMAN WW1 POST HOME HELMET. A good M.16 trench helmet, stamped ‘Q66’ to the inner shell. The exterior retains virtually all of its apple green finish with to the crown a large address label to an address in Ohio in the USA. The circular franking stamp is only faint and there is some staining but the label is generally intact. To the brow of the helmet there is the outline of where another post home label was originally affixed, this probably contained the US Army Postal Service stamps and possibly the sender’s address. To the interior the outline of an original owner’s name hand applied to the inner skirt is visible. The two strap retaining lugs are in place with its original leather liner band and three inner pads all of which are without their inner horsehair. A super battlefield pick-up and post home helmet.
GERMAN WW1 PRUSSIAN FIELD ARTILLERY NO.1 1 YEAR VOLUNTEER PICKELHAUBE. A magnificent condition all leather pickelhaube, non size stamped or pencil marked but possibly size 54. The skull is absolutely superb, slight congealing to the front and back peaks but both peaks are securely attached to the main body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, ball top, circular base, Prussian front plate with cut out crown, domed chin scales, which is correct for Field Artillery, peak trim all match in colour. Both of the cockades are the enlisted mans variety. To the interior the multi tongued NCO or 1 Year Volunteer liner in excellent condition complete with part of its original drawstring. To the interior of the helmet in between the two screws of the front plate is a large label, which reads ‘EINJAHRIG-FREIWILLIGER’ (1 Year Volunteer) with the name of ‘Oels 7.Batterie’.
GERMAN WWI 12TH INFANTRY REGIMENT SHOULDER BOARDS. A good set of shoulder boards, M.15 style non-piped, with only minor mismatching but has been worn as a pair.
GERMAN WWI 1898 SAW BACK BAYONET WITH HESSIAN KNOT AND FROG. A lovely condition saw back 1898 bayonet, cross hatched composition grips, rifle fitting system working correctly, complete with its all brown leather maker marked and ‘1915’ date and complete with a Hessian officers sword knot. Saw back blade ‘Carl Eickhorn’ marked.
GERMAN WWI 1908 FERNGLAS BINOCULARS. An externally poor condition set of Fernglas 08 binoculars, good clear optics and regimentally marked across the top frame ’10.R.3.’ maker marked ‘Carl Zeiss of Jena.
GERMAN WWI 1917 DRINKING CUP. A very nice enamal drinking cup with field grey paint finish, marked Wupperman 17 to the base.
GERMAN WWI 2ND PRUSSIAN UHLAN OFFICERS TUNIC. A beautiful tailor made heavy winter weight tunic for a Leutnant of a very large size, serving with the 2nd Prussian Uhlan Regiment. The material is of a weight halfway between normal smooth material and the heavy corduroy. There is a good weave pattern and is definitely for winter use. Some light fading to the grey green colour, the original colour can be seen when pulling the front flap of the tunic back. Piped in red for the 2nd Prussian Uhlans. Beautifully multi stitched lining in the area of the shoulders. The inside front flap on both sides of the tunic are blanket lined, the remainder of the lining being in a silk-like satin brushed cotton. A label has been removed from the upper inner collar area, possibly from a theatrical costumiers. Fitted with its correct slip-on red based silver with black Prussian fleck exterior shoulder boards with gilt numbers ‘2’ to each shoulder board.
GERMAN WWI 39TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT SHOULDER BOARD. A good removed from tunic M.15/16 shoulder board, all red based yellow exploding bomb with yellow chain stitched regimental numbers.
GERMAN WWI 7TH JAGER ZU PFERDE TUNIC. A generally nice condition enlisted troopers tunic for the 7th Jager Zu Pferde Regiment. Standard construction in the classic Jager Zu Pferde green material. Pink and green regimental colours to the collar and cuffs. Correct pointed dark green shoulder boards with number ‘7’ embroidered to the centre with pink waffenfarbe edging. NCO’s Prussian discs to each collar. One button missing from the lower right hand cuff, one other replacement button at the very top of the tunic. Minor nicks and slight fraying of the litzen in places on the tunic. No heavy moth. Complete with its correct Prussian rear skirt.
GERMAN WWI 7TH REGIMENT M.15 SHOULDER BOARDS. A good matched pair of 7th Regiment shoulder boards, chain stitched in red number ‘7’.
GERMAN WWI AMMUNITION POUCH 87/88. The early model leather ammunition pouch generally worn in pairs for the Mauser 1888, the weapon used by Reserve and Landwehr troops during the First World War. This example is maker marked and dated ‘1915’, it has been blackened on the front only, the reverse side is brown. All the closure tabs and brass fittings complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWI ARMY OFFICERS GREATCOAT. Early light grey colour with blue collar, label dated ‘3rd September 1915’ named to ‘Leutnant Baum’ for Infantry Regiment 79, 3rd Hanover. Tailor’s label of ‘Carl Muhlschlager’. The condition is superb, excellent nap to cloth, no moth damage, complete with Prussian 79th Regiment Oberleutnant’s fitted shoulder boards. All of the brass domed buttons of officers quality fitted, the tunic has four deep barrel cuffs. The 79th were one of the three regiments allowed to wear the Gibraltar cuff title and the greatcoat was tailored in the garrison town of Hildesheim near Hannover, A superb item.
GERMAN WWI ARTILLERY LUGER DOUBLE MAGAZINE POUCH. The rare accessory being the double magazine pouch for the Luger Artillery complete rig, with its belt loop securely fitted to the rear of the pouch. Some crazing to the leather and the top skin is missing in places. Complete with its closing loop and brass closing catch. The letters ‘AE’ stamped into the upper inner lid. A good accessory.
GERMAN WWI ARTILLERY OFFICERS SWORD. An extremely nice WWI or inter wars artillery officers sword. The blade is full length having double sided floriated etched patterns to the upper half of the blade. Good lion’s head hilt with red jewelled eyes. The grip wire is unfortunately missing from the grip, the grip itself undamaged. Good traces of gilt and good three dimensional form to the lion’s head. The langet with crossed cannons. The scabbard is in an anodised finish retaining much of the anodising with slight rust bleed coming through. The scabbard is full length with no dents.
GERMAN WWI AUSTRAIN OR GERMAN AMMUNITION POUCH A very nice single ammunition pouch for rifle ammunition made from fibre board with riveted edges. Belt loop to the reverse side complete.
GERMAN WWI AVIATION AND AIR BALOON PHOTO ALBUM. A fabulous album containing 183 images, starting in WWI with images of the pilot sitting in his single wing monoplane carrying his flying helmet. Another Sanke card of Otto Stiefvater and Jeannin-Stahltaub at the Johannisthal Flying School, which is pen signed and dated '1913'. Men and vehicles of the Feldflieger Abteilung 47 standing next to one of their vehicles with the unit markings clearly showing on the vehicle. Many more images of mechanics standing next to their machines. Aviators standing in their cockpits of their machines posing for the camera. Crashed aircraft in the snow. Air to air shots of First War machines. Uniforms with flying distinction badges being shown. Observation balloons being erected with Iron Crosses on the balloons. Air to ground shots. A wonderful large size format image of an Imperial German aviator wearing a full length cross over flying suit wearing a visor cap carrying his classic German flying helmet. More images of aircraft on the ground. The men of the unit at rest. A wonderful shot of a machine having a very distinctive camouflage and starburst insignia to the right hand side of the fuselage. Damaged French towns and cities. The album then moves on the late 1920's and early 1930's with images of aeroplanes with accompanying logo of Deutscher Luft-Lloyd on both the aeroplanes and buildings. A great image of post being loaded onto a Deutscher Luft-Lloyd aircraft. Operations Room for the aircraft with engine repair shots. A De Havilland Aircraft Company large bi-plane landed in Germany. Flying days with lots of aircraft lined up. Many more crashed aircraft shots of bi-planes. The album then moves into what we identified as the early 1930's with monoplanes crashed in a forest. Danish bi-planes. Latvian Air Force bi-planes in camouflage. An Aero Lloyd passenger aircraft loading passengers. Japanese aviators. Seaplanes. A Russian bi-plane visiting. Images of a military style funeral in the Reichswher Period. All of the men wearing the M.16 trench helmets. A very interesting shot of a group of men at a party, we presume they may be members of a Reichswher Flying Unit, they are all wearing winged propeller collar insignia and one with Imperial German Flying Badge at his breast. More group images of the same unit with more Imperial badges in evidence. One shot of all the officers and men sitting together with a background notice on the wall 'Flugwache Adlershof'. More shots of different groups of officers and men in this flying unit. The album then moves onto ballooning where the officers and men are wearing police style uniforms, one with an armband clearly marked 'Luftfahrt' with a propeller below, followed by the letters 'Uberwachung' with great detail close-up shots of wickerwork baskets loaded with men about to embark on a balloon flight. A highly detailed and interesting album charting aviation, mainly German, between WWI and the middle 1930's.
GERMAN WWI AVIATION PHOTO ALBUM. An album containing 48 images charting the life on an aviators station in WWI. 14 of the images contain machines, at least four are very good air to air shots. Aircraft lined up on the landing fields outside their pilot engineers tents. Spectacular crashes. Aircraft taking off. One image taken just after a crash with the aircraft still burning. Other shots of pilots of the squadron either in their mess studying maps discussing tactics, this is by high ranking officers of the squadron. Officers in motor vehicles. Destroyed French buildings. Five air to ground shots.
GERMAN WWI AVIATORS LEATHER FLYING HELMET. A good small group comprising a well service used Imperial German flying helmet of the standard form. The outer crown crazed overall through heat. Some abrasions to the leather of the edge and crown cushion. Complete with its front peak, ear protectors and neck flap. The neck flap is issue stamped, however through dirt and age it is difficult to clearly make out any of the markings. Inside the front peak the initials ‘HO’ have been hand applied. Accompanying the helmet is a studio portrait, head and shoulders of an Imperial German aviator wearing the Litewka tunic with his flying wing propeller shoulder boards clearly visible, the picture is slightly faded. Situated in its black wood frame, interestingly the backing to the frame including its stand is profusely covered in impregnated iron crosses. The condition of the frame and picture are identical in storage staining to the helmet, indicating that the picture and the helmet belonged to the same man.
GERMAN WWI BADEN INFANTRY OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A nice condition all leather pickelhaube, non size marked but possibly 55 or 56. The all leather body is excellent with some light crazing. The front and back peaks are securely attached to the main body with minor distortion to the lower right hand side of the rear peak as the helmet is viewed from the reverse side. All of the gilt to the officers back strap, tall removable spike, circular spike base, officers stars, Baden griffin front plate with cut out crown, flat chin scales and front peak trim all match in colour. High quality Reich cockade with a non serrated gold and red Baden cockade. To the interior the mid tan leather sweatband slows wear use but is all intact, supple with its scalloped edge, plus its inner upper silk lining. A nice helmet.
GERMAN WWI BADEN M.15 ENLISTED RANKS PICKELHAUBE. A well service used all leather pickelhaube worn by a member of an unidentified Baden Infantry Regiment. The skull is good, strong and with original form with crazing overall. The front and back peaks are securely attached to the main body with the rear peak slightly distorted, both with crazing. All of the fittings in the field grey finish, one of the field grey studs missing from the circular spike base, large Baden griffin front plate, original leather chinstrap, national and State Baden cockade and buckles. The 8 tongue liner with its original drawstring. The skull has two extra holes plugged to the rear, which are period plug indicating this has been reissued from a repair depot to another State.
GERMAN WWI BALLOON AND AVIATION ALBUM. A very interesting album containing 59 images, the first is of a large German observation balloon with a large Iron Cross on the side being hoisted aloft, followed by Western Front images. Groups of army officers and NCOs. Air to ground shots. Destroyed buildings. An excellent shot, side on view very large format of a Maxim 08 being used in its anti aircraft role with its three man gunner crew and NCO observing, followed by more images of balloons being hoisted aloft. An excellent large shot of a captured French aircraft with unusual insignia to the fuselage. More images of officers being hoisted into observation balloons. 17 loose images all large format excellent exposure of close-ups of all the balloon unit's equipment, trolleyed radio telephone units, the winch vehicles, portable hangers, a balloon crashed in a forest, an observer just being lifted off the ground in the balloon wearing his full flying equipment. Excellent close-ups of the wicker basket. Accompanying the album is the owner's WWII Third Reich period wherpass. A photograph of himself in civilian dress, age of birth 1894. Page 12 and 13 give a full list of his units and service from 1914 through to 1918 in balloon units. A good album for the ballooning enthusiast.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN 2ND SCHWERES REITER RGT NCO OR 1 YEAR VOL HELMET. An extremely nice very large size all leather pickelhaube worn by an NCO in the reserve regiment of the 2nd Heavy Cavalry. The all leather skull with minor crackling overall, both peaks securely attached with crazing to both peaks. The gilt to the NCO’s back strap, fluted removable spike, cruciform cross base and very large and beautifully deeply struck front plate, also the domed clip-over chin scales all matching. The plate has some original frosting remaining to it with its silver reserve cross to the front plate. To either side of the helmet are the Reichs and Bavarian cockades in enlisted ranks form. To the interior the leather officers quality mid tan leather liner is all intact with its silk inner liner, the silk inner liner has shredded in places with stitches loose. A beautiful helmet.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN AIRSHIP SHOULDER BOARDS. An ultra rare pair of M.15 shoulder boards for a Bavarian Airship soldier. Absolutely mint unissued totally matching, thick red ‘L’ on a dove grey backing, stitch-on style.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN BATTLEFIELD PICK-UP PICKELHAUBE. A helmet typical of the Michael Baldwin collection from where this helmet came from is this battlefield pick-up slightly distorted enlisted mans pickelhaube. Good leather skull, both peaks with congealing of the leather but still securely attached to the main body. All brass fittings with its Bavarian front plate, complete with its Reichs and its Bavarian cockade. Original chinstrap, which has broken away from one of the attachment clips and is held to that clip via a modern paperclip. To the interior the 9 tongued liner all intact, good colour to the interior skull, faint traces of Bavarian Army Corps marking with a date of ‘1915’. The helmet has been squashed together to fit in a soldier’s kitbag and brought back to the United Kingdom. A highly evocative piece from possibly the best field grey Imperial German collection in the world.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. A very nice stored condition Bavarian double constructed all brass belt buckle, complete with its original leather tab, which is maker marked and dated ‘1915’. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A nice all field grey Bavarian enlisted mans one-piece steel belt buckle. The exterior retains all of its original field grey finish, the interior for some unknown reason has been painted in a lighter grey. The double pronged belt system is intact, one prong slightly distorted, which could be straightened. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN ENLISTED MANS FIELD GREY LEATHER PICKELHAUBE. A good size 55 all leather pickelhaube for a Bavarian infantryman of Regiment 23. The skull is good with minor crazing overall, both peaks securely attached to the main body with slight congealing and crazing to both peaks. All of the field grey enlisted mans fittings match in colour including the removable spike, original chinstrap with matching field grey fittings, red, white and black Reich cockade and blue and silver Bavarian cockade fitted, complete with its 9 tongued liner, which shows hardly any wear use with good colour with its original drawstring. To the inner rear peak it is marked ’23.JR’. To the interior there is one contemporary period filled hole next to the pre prepared holes for a Bavarian plate, presumably originally for Saxon issue and has been issued to the Bavarian State, this quite often happened during the mid war period.
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 SHAKO OR UHLAN HELMET COCKADE. A nicely constructed wire woven field cockade with very faded blue centre, cream backing velvet, complete with its wire framework for fitting to the officers shako with the wire manipulated this can also be used on a Bavarian officers Uhlan helmet.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN RESERVE ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A nice condition, non size marked possibly size 54 or 55 all leather pickelhaube to an enlisted man in an unidentified Bavarian Reserve Regiment. Good skull with crazing overall, matching crazing to the front and back peaks, which are both securely attached to the main body. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike, circular spike base, cut out Bavarian front plate, front peak trim and strap fittings all match, complete with its red, white and black Reich cockade and blue and silver Bavarian cockade. To the interior the 8 tongue leather liner is all intact with undamaged tips to the tongues with a good interior colour. The faint remains of a manufacturer’s circular stamp is visible but unreadable.
GERMAN WWI BAVARIAN WARTIME INFANTRY OFFICERS HELMET. A very nice and extremely large size all fibre bodied pickelhaube indicating that it was constructed during WWI when leather became short. The front plate is of a reserve infantry officer with the large nickel Reserve Officers Cross to the centre of the very finely and deep crafted Bavarian front plate. Domed chin scales, square cut front peak, all correct national and State officers cockades. Slight dullness to the gilding to the spike, however the spike is interesting being the unscrewable M.15 style. To the interior the light tan leather liner is all complete in superb condition with its inner silk. Ink marked inside the shell size ‘58’. One tiny domed rivet that holds the front section of the spike cruciform to the helmet is missing. All three other stars are complete.
GERMAN WWI BAYONET FIGHTING KNIFE. A very nice example of the crank handled bayonet/knife known as the Demag. The hilt retains virtually all of its original field grey green paint finish with rubbing to the edges. The bayonet attachment locking system is intact and working correctly. The blade is absolutely superb with a good clear Demag of Duisburg circular maker’s stamp still with its leather washer. On the reverse forte of the blade ‘Gesetzlich Geschutze’. Virtually all of the paint finish remaining to the scabbard with minor abrasions and complete with its all leather belt loop, hilt retaining strap with a fully functional male/female closing system.
GERMAN WWI BAYONET FIGHTING KNIFE. A fabulous example of an Eickhorn produced combination bayonet fighting knife. Excellent blade with its good clear Eickhorn logo with original leather washer, the all blackened hilt complete with its fully functioning bayonet attachment system. Undamaged grips, with its original scabbard which retains virtually all of its black painted finish, its heavy duty leather belt loop, hilt retaining catch and fully functioning male/female pop stud closing system.
GERMAN WWI BLACK WOUND BADGE, CUT OUT. A nice example of a one-piece stamped fretted Wound Badge in black. The majority of the finish remaining with some slight rubbing to the helmet skull.
GERMAN WWI BLUE SIGNALLERS ARM PATCH. A very nice hand embroidered crossed flags army signallers patch.
GERMAN WWI BRITISH FOLDING PERISCOPE NO.9. Good condition all wooden folding trench periscope by Adams & Company retaining virtually all its original khaki paint finish with the remains of its slightly burnt paper label with a clear date of ‘1916’. All optics good, complete with its closure clip.
GERMAN WWI CAMOUFLAGE M.17 HELMET. A wonderful three colour camouflage, model 1917 steel helmet with black seperation lines. Maker stamp appears to be W66. all 3 leather liner pads are in place but minus the padded cushions within. The chin strap is not present however the chin strap lugs are still attached and there is signs of rust to the internal bowl of the helmet. A visually superb example.
GERMAN WWI CAMOUFLAGE TRENCH HELMET. A very good size trench helmet, unfortunately the numbers are indistinct but would appear to be ‘64’. Excellent camouflage finish to the exterior, some loss to the crown area but good clear distinct green, tan and brown pattern with black separation lines. This is the M.17 pattern liner having the remains of two of its inner pads and half of the chinstrap still fitted to the helmet.
GERMAN WWI COLONIAL HELMET PLATE. An absolutely mint unissued condition helmet plate for the Imperial German Colonial Service helmets, complete with its two fixing prongs on the reverse side for fitting to the colonial canvas over cork helmet.
GERMAN WWI CYCLIST BAG. An extremely rare item of pre war equipment being the bag for cyclists. This particular example is in the red/brown material and has the fixtures for shoulder straps to the rear which have clearly never been fitted. There is a date of ''1888'' to the top throat. All closures are good and supple. There are various markings inside of the bag. This item has clearly never been issued and remains in superb stored condition.
GERMAN WWI DEER’S FOOT FIGHTING KNIFE. A very nice condition deer’s foot gripped fighting, the blade of the standard form with much cross grain finish remaining, no signs of sharpening or re-profiling, some slight rust bleed but generally good and bright. The deer’s foot grip is excellent, all fitted into its original scabbard, which retains 90% of its paintwork. The belt loop is produced in paper cloth with a leather hilt retaining strap with both the male/female closure stud intact and working correctly. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI EAGLE HEADED FIGHTING KNIFE. A nice condition Anton Wingen Junior, Solingen made fighting knife. The blade has been cleaned but is generally good. Composition crossed hatch grips, blackened hilt with a facsimile bayonet release button to the eagle headed hilt, in its original scabbard with the majority of its black painted finish remaining with its good strong leather belt loop and hilt retaining strap with fully functioning male/female closure stud.
GERMAN WWI EAGLE HEADED STEEL HILTED FIGHTING KNIFE. The scarce all steel hilted fighting knife with eagle’s head pommel, good blade with much cross grain finish remaining. The plating is lifting from areas of the hilt, which can be seen on our web images. Composition grips good. In its original scabbard with the majority of its original paint finish remaining. Complete with its leather belt loop, hilt retaining strap with its male/female closing system in place and working correctly.
GERMAN WWI EASTERN PEOPLE’S MEDAL 2ND CLASS IN SILVER WITH SWORDS. Some slight toning to the silvered finish of the award, complete with its green and white ribbon, ring marked 100
GERMAN WWI ENLISTED MANS BACK PACK. A nice condition all fur enlisted mans back pack. Maker marked to the exterior leather. One of the straps is maker marked plus date ‘1917’ also marked ‘3rd Army Corps’. Multiple unit stamps to the interior plus dates of ‘1915’ and ‘1921’ plus other maker marks in ink.
GERMAN WWI ENLISTED MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A very nice Prussian enlisted mans heavy brass buckle with nickel circular overlay plate. Fitted to a WWI belt leather that has lost its adjuster tab, the clip ends have been strengthened by two extra rivets.
GERMAN WWI ENLISTED RANKS GREATCOAT. A very nice condition enlisted ranks greatcoat, standard configuration, apple green collar, deep barrel cuffs, two lower angled pockets with flaps, six button front, all its original Prussian crowned buttons, false rear belt. One moth hole at the very base of the coat otherwise excellent overall. Good nap to the cloth. Buttons for shoulder boards present. Half heavy duty cream lining to the interior. Army group ‘11’ marked with full compliment of size stampings. Ex Michael Baldwin collection, shown on page 74 of Feldzug 17.
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 FERNGLAS 08 BINOCULARS. A set of the Fernglas 08 binoculars, all in field grey. Slight chipping to one of the eyepieces and some paint loss to the body, the optics are slightly clouded. This item is from the ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI FIELD ARTILLERY STEIN. A beautiful deep blue porcelain stein of half litre size purchased by a member on his two year national service of the 4th Battery 2nd Thuringen Field Artillery Regiment No.55, who served between 1912 and 1914. The detail to the main body is absolutely superb with a multiplicity of colours of Field Artillery being horse drawn across fields, the guns in action with very fine detail to the pickelhaubes with the ball tops in the images. The actual lid is in the shape of a fuse head from an artillery shell. The list of names of the reservists on either side of the handle is very faint. The Imperial eagle thumblift, absolutely undamaged and in original condition. The lithophane in the base shows the soldier saying goodbye to either his mother or girlfriend. Totally without cracks or damage of any sort.
GERMAN WWI FIELD GREY PUTTEES. A fine pair of WWI German Field Grey puttees, maker marked as shown in our web images. Condition:
GERMAN WWI FIGHTING KNIFE WITH PAPER CLOTH LOOP. A nice condition standard fighting knife, generally good blade, some light rust close to the cross guard and signs of minor sharpening. Wood ribbed grips undamaged, complete in its original scabbard, which has only faint traces of its original black paint remaining. The belt loop is of the rare paper cloth, to which is attached a leather hilt retaining strap and still fitted with its male/female closure stud which is working correctly.
GERMAN WWI FIGHTING KNIFE. An excellent ex Michael Baldwin collection standard German trench knife. The blade is bright with some scratch marks. All the blackened finish to the cross guard present, undamaged wood ribbed grips, in its original scabbard having the majority of its black paint finish remaining with slight corrosion for a 2cm length at the base. The belt loop and hilt retaining loop has good strong supple leather with the male/female closing stud in operation and working correctly.
GERMAN WWI FIGHTING KNIFE/BAYONET. A very nice example of the Eickhorn produced bayonet fighting knife. The blade is very good with its back to back Eickhorn trademark, original leather washer, eagle headed nickel plated hilt with bayonet fixing, which is fully functional, composition cross hatched grips undamaged, all in its scabbard with virtually all the original paint finish remaining with a complete and supple belt loop and hilt retaining strap with a fully functioning male/female press stud. A collector repair has been affected to the hilt retaining strap to help retain its integrity. The blade length is 16cm, overall length 28cm. These bayonet fighting knives were mainly used by storm troopers fitted to their KAR98 carbines.
GERMAN WWI FIVE IMAGES ALL WEARING FELDMUTZE. Five studio images of Imperial German soldiers all wearing feldmutzes.
GERMAN WWI FIVE IMPERIAL POSTCARD IMAGES. Three posted and franked, two 1916, one 1918.
GERMAN WWI FLIEGER KLEINEROCK. An excellent condition field grey Kleinerock from the Michael Badlwin collection, worn by an Oberleutnant in the Aviation Service. Excellent field grey cloth with no moth damage, apple green collar, which is red piped, front skirt and false deep barrel cuffs also piped in red, one single rear vent, two lower straight pockets with flaps, white collar patches, all gilded domed unadorned buttons. Fitted with a set of slip-on shoulder boards for the Prussian Aviation Service, wartime subdued field grey lace with black and white Prussian fleck with yellow underlay.
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 GENERALS SINGLE STITCH ON SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch on shoulder board for a General of the German forces in WWI. Nice age and patina overal.
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 GEW98 AMMUNITION POUCHES AND BELT SET. A nice original untouched set of a brown combat waist belt fitted with its all brass Prussian enlisted mans belt buckle. The tip of the adjuster tab to the interior of the belt has broken away through dryness, slight indentation to the belt buckle, fitted to a very nice set of brown pebbled GEW98 pouches, which although are different makers and different dates are virtually identical in their construction. The colour is a superb match with all white stitching, one dated ‘1913’ the other dated ‘1915’. To the centre interior lid of one of the pouches it is regimentally marked ‘G.J.B.’ (Guard Jager Battalion).
GERMAN WWI GEW98 AMMUNITION POUCHES. A lovely set of brown pebbled leather ammunition pouches for the GEW98 rifle. All white stitching visible, one pouch is maker marked and dated ‘1916’ the other pouch having very unusual markings, the complete back panel of the pouch has multiple ink manufacture stampings all of an identical nature with the leather in a lighter shade of brown. One upper inner lid marked very clearly ‘J.R.94 1915’.
GERMAN WWI GEW98 POUCHES. A nice mismatched set of pebbled brown pouches for the GEW98 ammunition, both pouches have brass D rings, identical in colour and construction with brass rivets on the reverse side. All closure tabs complete are unbroken. One pouch clearly maker marked and dated ‘1914’, the other separate maker also dated ‘1914’.
GERMAN WWI GEW98K AMMUNITION POUCHES. A mismatched but close matching set of leather pouches for the ammunition of the cavalry used GEW98K carbine, both in very dark brown, smooth leather, stitching and riveting identical to the exterior. On the reverse side both D rings in steel, all rivets in steel, two separate maker’s both dated ‘1918’, one being a Nuremberg maker the other being an Offenbach.
GERMAN WWI GRENADIER REGT No1 SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of stitch on shoulder straps for Grenadier Regiment No1. Red chain stitched cypher below crown and roman numerals III. White piping to edge signifying early production.
GERMAN WWI GRENADIER REGT No10 SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of matching stitch on shoulder straps for Grenadeir Regiment No 10 with elaborate red chain stitched cypher above roman numeral II and all below crown. White piping to trim signifying early production.
GERMAN WWI GROUP OF THREE GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN MEDALS. Comprising the 1935 Third Reich awarded 1914/18 Honour Cross with swords, plus two Austrian service medals, both for 1914/18 with crossed swords.
GERMAN WWI HAMBURG CROSS. A good example of the 8 pointed star award with white enamel cross with crossed swords, all of the gilt has disappeared from the crossed swords, the enamel is undamaged. This was the unofficial award from the City of Hamburg for participation in WWI issued by the Veterans Association Hamburg during the years 1920 to 33. Stamped into the reverse side ‘Deutsche Feld Ehrenzeichen, Ges Gesch, Hamburg 11’.
GERMAN WWI HANSEATIC STATE FELDMUTZE COCKADES. A pair of cockades for the feldmutze or cap being enlisted ranks style, the national cockade in red, white and black and the cockade of the Hanseatic States of Hamburg and Lubeck. Red cross on a white field.
GERMAN WWI HESSE ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. An excellent condition small size all leather pickelhaube worn by a soldier in Hessian Regiment 118, the helmet is non size stamped but we would estimate size 54. Good strong leather skull with the front and back peaks securely attached to the main body of the helmet. All brass fittings, which include the back strap, cruciform base, Hesse spike, front Hessian plate and peak trim all matching, complete with the fittings to the leather strap. The helmet has both its Reichs and its Hessian cockade. The 7 tongued liner has some abrasions but is all complete with the leather drawstring. Clearly marked into the rear of the back peak ‘118’ with the date ‘1893’ plus a further stamping of ‘106’ which we have been unable to identify, this cannot be another regimental marking as Regiment 106 is a Saxon Regiment and the holes for holding the Hessian front plate to this helmet are the totally original holes, wide apart as all Hessian plates are. The small remains of the original owner’s name label to the interior skull. All Hessian helmets are rare as it was the smallest state of Imperial Germany.
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 GUARD PICKELHAUBE. A very good all leather pickelhaube with brass fittings worn by an enlisted man in a Guard Infantry Regiment. Standard leather body with slight crazing, both front and back peaks securely attached to the main body. All of the brass fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike, circular spike base, large Guard front plate with nickel overlaid Guard Star, standard leather strap, front peak trim with one split, the helmet having both its national and State cockades. The interior leather liner of 9 tongues all complete and undamaged. A highly impressive looking helmet.
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 GERMAN PRUSSIAN HUSSAR OFFICERS TUNIC. A fabulous heavy corded ribbed material Hussar Attila to a Leutnant in the 11th Prussian Hussars. The tunic is of a large size, beautiful condition, no moth damage or staining, some signs of light service wear around the inner collar area, complete with all its subdued wartime frogging. The shoulder boards fitted are of the stitched variety, subdued outer grey fleck with black and white Prussian inner fleck, green underlay, both sets of regimental numbers ‘11’ buttons slightly oxidised. To the interior there is one minor tear to the right hand sleeve inner lining. All of the lining material is of the depot issue variety. Two lower angled side pockets without flaps. This is the classic 1910 officers Hussar pattern tunic.
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 IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS. A very nice quality Iron Cross 2nd class of WWI, it appears to be of silver construction but no marks found. Good heavy distinct beading to the frame. All finish remaining to the iron centre, complete with its short section of black and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWI JAGER REGIMENT 390 1916 TO 18 PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM. A superb album tracing the history of the Jager (Infantry Regiment 390) 1916 to 18. The album, which is very large in size, beautifully leather covered, measuring 39 x 28cm and being 9cms thick at its spine. The exterior cover has the silver blocked image of the 1914 Iron Cross with in gold ‘J.R.390 1916-18’. The album contains 336 images, on the front page there is an index of the officers that contributed to the album in terms of the purchase of the album and the pictures, there are 7 in total. The album begins with an annotation ‘KAMPF BEI MOULIN SOUS TOUVENTS 27TH AUGUST 16TH TO 17TH OCTOBER 1916’. Virtually all of the images, which are well exposed are of small format measuring between 6 x 6cm up to 8 x 5cm. All of the images are taken in the battlefield. Every page is annotated as to its position on the battlefront. Excellent images of troops in battle order, snipers, destroyed farmyards, trench scenes, minefield, officers in deep trenches, officers in underground bunkers. Every image is annotated with a letter, which would appear to correlate with possibly a separate index that may have become separated from the album. One blank page with annotation ‘SCHLACHT AN DER SOMME 20.10.16 TO 25.11.16’. German soldiers on horseback, fortified villages, flamethrowers in action outside Bellicourt, blown up battlefields, soldiers in trenches wearing M.16 style helmets, officers at Christmas time, a good close up of a German Minenwerfer, German soldier on guard duty with heavy winter coat, snow on the ground in the winter of 16 on the River Aisne. The album moves through different periods of the 16 to 18 and different areas, the album moves onto Aisne-Champagne, field kitchens preparing food, pictures of the Mons Front, French prisoners of war being marched away, excellent close-ups of officers in the trenches, destroyed tanks, German aircraft on airfields, aviators wearing flying kit, images inside an officers mess with all the officers names annotated, a group of French prisoners taken by German assault troops of Infantry Regiment 390. Observation balloons, narrow gauge railways behind the lines, German troops inspecting captured French Chauchat machine guns. An extremely good album covering virtually every aspect of trench warfare dedicated to one regiment.
GERMAN WWI JAGER ZU PFERDE HELMET. A most superb condition all blued skull Jager Zu Pferde enlisted mans lobster tail helmet. We have had many of these helmet over the preceding years in varying conditions, this has to be possibly the best and certainly the largest we have ever encountered. The all blued metal skull retains all of its finish. Three minor creases to the skull, which hopefully would have been picked up on our web images. All of the accessories, which include the removable spike, the front plate, buckle fittings all match in the chemically finished field grey. Complete with its correct large size national and state cockades. Black leather chinstrap. To the interior the helmet is complete with its black leather liner, which has the tip of one tongue torn. What is interesting is that it would appear that because of the size of the helmet the manufacturer, which was Helbing, dated ‘1915’ did not have liners large enough to fit this size 62 stamped skull and have inserted a short leather section to the rear of the inner liner band to bridge the gap from a smaller liner, but undoubtedly this is the complete original liner for the helmet. The interior skull is maker marked as stated, clearly dated ‘1915’, good green paint finish remaining to the interior front peak. Most of the blacked finish to the interior skull with slight rusting is all complete. One leather brag holding the JZP plate to the helmet is missing. A superb and impressive Jager Zu Pferde helmet.
GERMAN WWI K98 PARADE BAYONET. A very nice condition all blackened K98 bayonet with parade eagle type pommel, plated blade with some light rust but good form, all black finish remaining to the hilt and undamaged chequered grips. A slot is fitted for a bayonet but only as decoration. Complete in its original scabbard, which retains much original paint and its original very delicate and beautifully constructed brown leather frog and complete with a Bavarian nco’s blue and silver knot. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI K98 POUCHES AND BREAD BAG SUPPORT RIG. A lovely set from the Michael Baldwin collection of a virtually identical pair of the GEW98 pouches, both date ‘17’ both different makers but identical in construction and colour, they have definitely been worn as a pair. On opening one of the pouch lids there is an army corps mark of ‘B.A.IV’ with further markings of ‘112’ also ‘118’ which may denote regimental numbers. Attached to the pouches are two bread bag straps, one of the straps being the rarer type that has an extra section added to the strap to allow another strap to pass through to enable load carrying by the wearer, thus forming an X frame. One of the sprung loaded clips at the end of one of the straps, which is attached to the D ring of the pouches in broken however the sprung loaded catch is present and could be re-attached.
GERMAN WWI LARGE CAPACITY GAS MASK TIN. 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 WWI LONG BARRELLED LUGER HOLSTER. An interesting all brown leather holster, stitching good overall to the main body. The cleaning rod leather pouch has been removed also to the reverse side it would appear that from manufacture two belt loops were fitted for central belt use. The leather used for these two extra belt loops is identical to the main body of the holster, also stitching is identical. Faint traces of a maker’s mark underneath one of the belt loops. To the upper inner lid ‘Munich’ maker marked, dated ‘1918’.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. A good all brown leather Luger holster from WWI with both original belt loops fitted. No visible markings, good form to the holster complete with its closing strap and buckle. Some areas of dark toning to the leather with stitching good, strong and secure.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. A good all brown leather holster for the Luger semi automatic pistol. Good colour, both belt loops intact. Stitching strong overall. Deeply stamped to the exterior of the reverse side ‘Julius Schloss, Berlin.0.17’ with a clear date of ‘1916’.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. A good dark brown Luger holster. The stitching is good and strong, some scuffs to the leather which could be polished out. Original belt loop to the reverse side. No visible markings, could be commercial.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. A very nice condition solid brown leather Luger holster. The stitching is good and strong, the buckle and closure tab intact, no visible markings anywhere on the holster, could possibly be commercial.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. A very nice condition deep brown all leather holster for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol. Maker marked and dated ‘1918’ to the upper inner lid area, also Army Corps marked ‘B.A.XI.’ All stitching good to the leather overall, the closing strap and buckle all intact, both belt loops on the reverse side undamaged with good strong stitching. A very usable holster.
GERMAN WWI LUGER HOLSTER. PROBABLY PORTUGUESE. A rare holster, which we have identified as possibly? Portuguese manufacture. An excellent image in the work Luger Holsters and Accessories of the 20th Century, page 434 shows an identical form holster from the face side, on the reverse side a long shoulder strap has been attached, complete with its stripping tool holder to the interior and cleaning rod pouch to the front. The leather is good and supple.
GERMAN WWI LUGER P08 HOLSTER. A beautiful condition maker marked ‘A.Ricke Castle 1916’ holster with its original stripping tool. Good hard form to the leather, complete with both original belt loops.
GERMAN WWI LUGER PO8 HOLSTER. A nice service worn all brown holster for the PO8 semi automatic pistol. The stitching is excellent, some minor distortion to the body, the closing tab and buckle all complete, both loops to the reverse side all complete. The holster is maker stamped and ‘1916’ dated with an Army Corps number ink stamped into the upper inner lid, which has been hand written across making it difficult to read the last digit of the Army Corps number. An original owner’s name hand applied also to the inner upper holster flap.
GERMAN WWI LUGER PO8 PISTOL HOLSTER. A scarce WWI all brown hard shell holster for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol. Standard armed forces closure system. Clearly stamped to the interior lid a Nuremberg maker with clear date ‘1915’. To the reverse side both the original belt loops fitted to the main body.
GERMAN WWI M.15 ARTILLERY BEVERLOO SHOULDER BOARD. A relic shoulder board for the Reserve Artillery Regiment of Beverloo in Holland.
GERMAN WWI M.15 BLUSE. A very nice condition all complete M.15 bluse to an enlisted man in the Prussian 132nd Infantry. Very good body to the bluse with all nap of cloth present, two tiny moth nips to the upper back panel, some moth damage underneath the right hand armpit. All correct belt ramps fitted, correct rear skirt, deep turned back cuffs, two lower angled pockets with flaps and crown buttons, some light moth close to the closing flap and one moth hole opposite the last buttons. The buttons have been slightly adjusted to fit a slightly larger wearer. Complete with all its inner lining, faint traces of original regimental markings with a regimental number inked out. Correct bandage pocket to the interior. Some moth damage to the apple green collar. Correctly applied matching set of M.15 shoulder boards, white piped with red chain stitch, ‘132’s attached with the two loops for undoing the shoulder boards and tucking them into the loops for security purposes. Due to the moth damage underneath the right hand armpit and other moth sprinkling, priced accordingly.
GERMAN WWI M.15 FIELD ARTILLERY GREY SHOULDER BOARDS. A slightly mothed set of matching Field Artillery Regiment 40 shoulder boards. Moth holes and slight losses to the embroidery of the numbers as can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN WWI M.15 REGIMENT 54 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. A nice shoulder board, non piped, red embroidered number ‘54’.
GERMAN WWI M.16 POST HOME HELMET. A very nice good size ET66 M.16 shell that retains much of its original apple green finish with the majority of a label that a soldier has sent this helmet home to ‘Reverend J. Clark Robbins, Walnut Street (with the first half only of the town in New Jersey, which reads) Bridg N. (with EW missing) Jersey USA’ with the postage stamps affixed, this is exactly how the GI’s of WWI sent their souvenirs home. The helmet is complete with its leather M.16 liner band and two only of the inner pads just about holding on to the leather band.
GERMAN WWI M.16 TRENCH HELMET. A small size SH60 German trench helmet, all small sizes are rare. The exterior retains virtually all of its apple green paint finish with rust bleed in the areas of the liner band rivet retaining heads. Complete with its leather liner band and all three of its leather pads without their inner horsehair pads, one is completely adrift from the leather band, one is half adrift and one is completely sewn to the band.
GERMAN WWI M.17 CAMOUFLAGE TRENCH HELMET. A good AL64 shell, which has the remains of its trench camouflage finish, loss of paint to the front visor area and thinness to the remainder but clearly can be seen the green, ochre and brown areas separated by wide black lines. To the interior the 1917 period white three pad liner is all intact on the metal liner band, remains of the drawstring are in place, most of the tongues are either split or have the tips missing, the inner horsehair pads also missing. An untouched helmet. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI M.17 TRENCH HELMET. A magnificent condition size SL62 trench helmet, the exterior retaining virtually every bit of its matt apple green finish with just minor abrasions and slight rubbing around the armoured front plate lugs. To the interior the two strap attachment clips are still over the lugs, strap missing. The three pad liner is in excellent condition, slight degrading to the edge of the forehead pad where it attaches to the sweatband, the other two pads are virtually mint, both holding their original inner horsehair pads. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI M.18 TRENCH HELMET. A very nice example of an M.18 trench helmet, stamped ‘G62’ also rubber ink stamped size ‘62AK’ to the inner rear skirt. The exterior retains a good amount of its green paint finish with slight rust bleed coming through in areas, which can be observed from our web images. The interior has its correct white cream leather lining, each set having its own individual inner horse hair pad, plus its original drawstring and a good strong ‘1918’ dated maker marked carbine chinstrap.
GERMAN WWI M16 HELMET WITH SOUVENIR ARTWORK. A 66 shell sized M16 helmet being of a scarce type with the rounded edges to the armoured front plate lugs. The complete liner system is missing, however to the front it has the remains of artwork applied by a soldier in the Royal Sussex Regiment, the insignia of the Royal Sussex is visible, the lettering ‘Royal Sussex’ is two thirds missing, dated ‘1918’ with the Royal Sussex badge laid on to the ace of spades insignia of the 12th Eastern Divisional Corps.
GERMAN WWI MECKLENBERG NCO OR OFFICER PEACKED CAP COCKADE. A very rare cockade being for the state of Mecklenberg. Suitable for an Nco or Officers peaked cap, some loss of paint but a very nice pantina and cracking to the paint finish. Both fixing prongs to the reverse.
GERMAN WWI MECKLENBERG STATE COCKADE. A very rare state cockade for a WWI Mecklenberg pickelhaube. Exellent condition.
GERMAN WWI MECKLENBURG STRELITZ OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE WITH PARADE PLUME. One of the very rare helmets of the Imperial German Army to obtain being an officers helmet of Mecklenburg Strelitz, Grenadier Regiment No.89. Standard all leather body, some crazing and creasing to the right and left hand sides of the shell but still in a good form. Mecklenburg Strelitz front plate, no extra holes to the helmet, totally original to this leather helmet, complete with its flat chin scales in gilt, white horsehair parade plume and its correct national and Mecklenburg officers cockades. The leather sweatband is intact but showing wear use with the inner silfk lining missing.
GERMAN WWI MEDAL GROUP MOUNTED IN PRUSSIAN STYLE. Comprising the Prussian WWI Service Cross 1914-18, the Third Reich awarded 1914-18 War Cross with swords, Prussian Army 9 years service medal and the Wilhelm 1st Centenary Medal. The ribbon is slightly dull, all finish to awards good, uniform mounting pin complete on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWI MEDICAL INSIGNIA ON BLUE OVAL BACKING. A nice condition medical trade patch for the blue uniform having blue oval backing with the yellow rod of Asclepius laid upon it. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI MEDICAL NCO SHOULDER STRAPS. A fine pair of NCO stitch on shoulder boards with blue edge piping, held together with original factory string, unissed.
GERMAN WWI MEDICAL WATER BOTTLE WITH BREAD BAG STRAP ATTACHED. A rare piece of field equipment being the corduroy covered all metal large capacity water bottle for medical personnel. The cap is painted in field grey green with all of its leather cradle remaining, one hole to the corduroy this is main hidden by part of the leather cradle. All of the leather cradle good and clear, the cap is maker marked and dated ‘1917’. Attached to the cradle being used as a shoulder strap is a bread bag strap.
GERMAN WWI MEDICAL WATER BOTTLE. A lovely condition large capacity water bottle carried by medical personnel. Good felt covering, aluminium cup, excellent leather cradle with its long shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWI MILITARY PASS TO OTTO KREGEL. A comprehensive military pass book, to the cover is the Reich eagle, owner’s name and date ‘1915’. Many details, it would appear that Kregel was a initially a member of the Jager Ersatz Battalion No.1. and saw considerable service throughout WWI, subsequently becoming a radio operator in the Prussian Guard Nachrichten (Telegraph) unit.
GERMAN WWI MILITARY PASS. An interesting military pass to a member of a Jager Battalion, the holder was Jager Hugo Munzer was born in February 1879 and served in the Imperial German Army in Magdeburgisches Jager-Battalion 4, and Reserve Jager Battalion 22 throughout the whole war. He was 27 years old when he attested to the forces and by 1918 was 39 years old. The passbook is full of interesting detail, which with the ability and the patience to decipher the old German script could prove very interesting. The annotations in the book go through until December 1919, he was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and would appear that in the last stages of the war he was serving in a cyclist company of Ersatz Jager Battalion 6. Accompanying the pass is a very humorous coloured postcard of a German soldier delivering post on a bicycle, which is fully franked and sent to a lady friend.
GERMAN WWI MILITARY WHERPASS TO GEFREITER IHLOW. A comprehensive military pass to Gefreiter Ihlow. Some damage to the spine and loose pages but the book is complete, good details of service with Field Artillery Unit 291 Battery Emden. Much detail within the pass book, both hand written and typed regarding his WWI service and worthy of further research.
GERMAN WWI MINIATURE WOUND BADGE IN SILVER. A very fine one-piece stamped lapel pin fixing Wound Badge in silver from WWI measuring 18 x 15mm complete with its twisted and grooved fixing pin.
GERMAN WWI MODEL 1892 OTHER RANKS HELMET COVER. The 1892 differs from the later model by having a fixed spike cover, which is lined in leather with four brass circular air vents. Four clips for fitting to the pickelhaube. Superb unissued condition.
GERMAN WWI MOUNTAIN TROOPERS SMOCK. An extremely rare garment being the jacket portion of the windproof suits supplied to German mountain troopers of WWI. This article is shown being worn in a photograph on page 316 of The German Army in 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, light weight grey cotton material, long sleeves, standard style collar, five button front with all its original wood buttons intact, adjustable windproof cuffs. Slight storage staining, no damage or repairs, clearly maker marked and dated ‘1918’ to the interior with a rubber ink stamp. A rare Imperial German piece of uniform.
GERMAN WWI NAVAL OFFICERS DAGGER. A nice ordnance issued naval officers dagger from WWI but fitted with an ivory grip. The twin fullered plain blade with minor rust spotting at the very point with an early maker’s logo of Carl Eickhorn, complete with the Weimar eagle over ‘M’ acceptance stamp. Undamaged ivory grip, nice quality cut out crown, in its original scabbard, which has rope ring suspension bands, Weimar eagle over ‘M’ stamped to the rear of the scabbard with the Nordsee number ‘N733’. Minor indentations to the lower part of the scabbard.
GERMAN WWI OFFICERS JACK BOOTS. A good pair of WWI officers jack boots, good solid body, no repairs, slight damage to the upper edges of the boot at the calf but still good and strong. One boot is complete with both of its leather pullers, the other one having one missing. Excellent display piece for a First World War German officer.
GERMAN WWI OFFICERS STOCK. The article of clothing known as the stock worn behind the high collar of officers tunics to protect chaffing of the neck, this example slightly discoloured.
GERMAN WWI PAIR OF SHOULDER BOARDS FOR REGIMENT 173. A slightly moth damaged set of shoulder boards to Regiment 173, M15 style, white piped. Moth damage as can be seen in our web images to both sides of the boards.
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 PRE WAR TRAIN BATT 103 SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of Stitch on sholuder straps in blue with red 103 upon them to for Train Batt 103.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 14TH UHLAN EM OR NCO HELMET. A highly interesting Uhlan helmet being an all leather helmet in large size for an enlisted man in the 14th Prussian Uhlan Regiment, complete with its original cover. Although the helmet itself is not size stamped the cover is size stamped ‘60’. The front Prussian plate is in white metal although subdued to a very dark colour with matching white front peak trim, which is absolutely correct for 14th Uhlans. A set of brass domed chin scales with white metal end caps. To the crown has been fitted a blackened field grey attachment for what appears to be for a spike or a mortarboard top, the size of the attachment piece is larger than a standard removable spike and smaller than the looped bayonet style fitting of a mortarboard top. The cover fits completely around this attachment piece snugly. The cover is of the M.15 style, which allows the chin scales to pass through the helmet cover. The 12 tounged inner liner is all complete ,This helmet is from the ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 1ST UHLAN RESERVE OFFICERS HELMET. A nice large size Uhlan helmet, all leather body generally good, some light crazing overall, complete with its correct front plate for Uhlan Regiment 1. Reserve Officers Cross at the base of the plate, the plate itself without the motto, which is correct for Reserve Officer. Standard domed chin scales, one national cockade fitted with its Prussian officers field cockade fitted to the top of the helmet. Good gilt overall. The leather sweatband all intact showing wear use with its inner silk liner which has shredded (shot) in places.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN 25 YEAR ARMED FORCES LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Lovely condition, beautiful gilt, complete with its section of watered blue silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWI 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 BELT BUCKLE. A nice all field grey Prussian belt buckle, one piece stamped, with its original leather tab, which is maker marked and dated ‘1915’.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN CUIRASSIER AND GUARD DU CORPS OFFICERS HELMET COCKADES. A matched set of the large size cockades for a Prussian Cuirassier officers or senior nco’s helmet in their original cellophane packet of issue with the maker mark ‘F.W.Assmann & Sohne’ printed to the reverse side of the package.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS 10/15 COMBAT BLUSE. A good example of the hard to find model 10/15 tunic, this was an interim model between the model 08/10 and the 15 bluse, constructed from an officer quality cloth, this tunic is depot issued with stampings to the lining to ‘Army Corps B.A.XV.’ with a clear date of ‘1915’. There is also an indistinct manufacturer’s circular stamp and full size stampings. The main body of the tunic has two minor moth nips to the back panel and one to the lower left sleeve in the elbow area. The tunic has at one stage in its life been returned to a clothing depot and had a worn out collar replaced, a slight different shade of grey to the main body and fitted with a pair of M.15 Regiment No.30 shoulder boards. Iron Cross ribbon to the 2nd buttonhole, all matching Prussian enlisted mans buttons, standard deep turned back cuffs, M.15 bluse rear skirt, red piped to the collar and front closure flap of the tunic. An excellent example of this scarce model ideal for mannequin display. Condition:
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A good combat weight lighter shade of brown belt measuring 105cm, the belt that has never been blackened but has been combat used, complete with its brass and nickel buckle. The crown on the buckle is slightly indented, its leather tab is still all complete, the stitching to the leather tab has rotted, belt good with its original brass clip.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE WITH LEATHER TAB. A double constructed steel enlisted mans Prussian belt buckle with its original leather tab, which is maker marked and dated ‘1915’. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A very nice heavy duty all brass and nickel double constructed enlisted mans belt buckle, complete with its brass double pronged belt fixing system. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN ENLISTED MANS COMBAT BELT AND BUCKLE. A very nice large size 95cm length combat weight leather belt with its original brass and nickel buckle attached. The buckle still has its original leather tab fitted, clearly dated ‘1915’ to the brass clip end. A very good example.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GREY FINISH BUCKLE WITH DATED TAB. A very good all field grey metal one-piece enlisted man’s belt buckle in good condition, complete with its leather tab, which is marked to a Guard Regiment. Maker marked and dated ‘1915’, also depot marked ‘BAG’ indicating it as issued by the Guard Depot.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GUARD MANS FIELD GREY PICKELHAUBE. A size 56 all leather skull pickelhaube for an infantryman in a Guard regiment. Good skull with some crazing, the rear peak is securely attached to the main body, the front peak stitching is slightly loose. All good field grey fittings with large Guard front plate with overlay star, complete with both its Reich and Prussian cockades. Good leather chinstrap. To the interior the 9 tongue liner all in place without its original drawstring. One only leather section holding the front plate to the helmet instead of the normal two. Very nice clear markings to the inner rear peak ‘G.R.B.A.18’ with a further unit block of ‘E.R.2’, ‘1915’ dated circular maker’s stamp to the upper inner crown. Slight distortion in shape to the skull.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GUARD NCO’s PICKELHAUBE. A good upper medium size all leather skull pickelhaube for a Guard NCO. The skull, which although not size marked is possibly size 55 or 56, it is in good condition with only minor crazing. Some congealing and light distortion to the shape of the rear back peak, which is securely attached to the main body. Front peak also with some congealing and firmly attached. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, removable spike and circular spike base, large Guard front plate with its nickel overlay Guard Star, flat front chin scales indicating Guard Infantry, front peak trim all match in good colour. The cockades are of a Prussian NCO’s quality, double constructed, both the national and the State cockade. To the interior the nine tongue leather liner is all intact with excellent good light tan colour to the inner skull. To the inner rear peak are faint traces of two separate original owners names have been hand inscribed to the leather with the ink rubber markings of either ‘K.A.R.’ or ‘F.A.R.’ which in simple terms would indicate an artillery regiment of the Guard but without doubt the spike and the circular spike base are original to the helmet. The front large Guard plate has virtually welded itself to the leather body, therefore it cannot be an artillery regiment helmet and the designation K.A.R. or F.A.R. have another unknown at present meaning.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GUARD PIONEER NCO’S PICKELHAUBE. A good large size marked ‘57½’ to the interior skull, NCO’s helmet for a Guard Pioneer Unit. The skull is generally good with some slight distortion to the right hand side of the spike as the helmet is viewed but no actual damage to the skull. Both peaks are securely attached without congealing to the body. All the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable white metal spike, circular spike base, large Guard white metal plate with NCO’s overlay star, front peak trim and all strap fittings all in white metal. The cockades fitted are of NCO style both national and State. To the interior the front and back peaks are lined in green and red, an officers liner is fitted which still has good colour with evidence of wear use and slight shredding to the fitted inner silk lining.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN GUARD UHLAN MANS HELMET. A very nice all leather bodied with metal removable mortarboard top Uhlan helmet worn by an enlisted man in an unidentified Prussian Uhlan Regiment. The skull is excellent, the peak is securely attached to the main body, the removable mortarboard top in metal in excellent condition with slight spidering coming through from the steel through the black paint. The large Guard front plate with its Guard Star all in field grey, front leather strap with field grey fittings. The helmet is complete with a Reich cockade and a Prussian field cockade fitted to the mortarboard top. The interior 10 tongued liner is all intact, slight roughness to the leather at the lower edge where it meets the main body, all tongues clear with its original drawstring, the interior skull having good original mid tan colour. A fine example.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN INFANTRY REGIMENT 28 ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A very nice pickelhaube, large size, possibly 56, for a Prussian infantryman. All leather skull good and firm with crazing overall. Some light congealing to the rear peak, both peaks securely attached to the helmet. All of the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable brass spike, circular spike base, standard Prussian front plate, front peak trim and all the fittings for the original leather strap matching in brass. The front peak trim has split in one place and has been repaired. The helmet is complete with both its national and State enlisted ranks cockades. On inverting the helmet it is all complete with its 9 tongue leather liner. Good original colour to the interior skull with faint traces of a maker’s ink stamp, clearly marked to the inner rear peak ‘R.28’ with a date of ‘1910’.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN INFANTRYMAN’S PICKELHAUBE. REGIMENTALLY MARKED. An all leather skull Prussian enlisted ranks pickelhaube. The skull is generally excellent with some slight areas of the lacquer lifting. The front and back peaks have the standard congealing and crazing securely fitted to the main body with good strong stitching. The back strap, non removable spike and circular spike base, Prussian front plate, peak trim and all strap fittings match in colour. Good chinstrap and both national and state cockades. Ten tongued leather liner is all intact, supple, with its original leather drawstring. The interior to the skull retains good colour with the faint remains, unfortunately indecipherable, of the maker’s rubber ink stamp marking. The helmet is marked ‘B.A.XV’ (Army Corp 15) to the back peak, also following mark Regiment No.136 with the 4.Lothringisches Infantry Regiment Garrison, formed in 1887 with the Garrison town of Strasbourg in what is now Alsace Lorraine and to the opposite inner peak marked again to Jager Regiment 136 with the size stamping of 57.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN JAGER SHAKO. A very nice condition Jager shako, all leather bodied, faintly stamp size ‘54’. The leather exterior is superb. Correct size field grey Prussian plate. Matching grey fittings to the all leather chinstrap with its national cockade and black and white Prussian feld cockade in place. To the interior the 9 tongued leather liner with all its original light tan colour. To the upper inner crown the helmet is clearly dated ‘1916’, regimentally marked within a block ‘JAG.B11’ plus ‘XI’ which may be an army corps marking. The Prussian field cockade possibly a collectors copy or a restored original. Both peaks securely attached to the main body. A lovely helmet.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN JAGER ZU PFERDE ENLISTED MANS LOBSTER TAIL HELMET. A fabulous condition maker marked and ‘1916’ dated large size Jager Zu Pferde enlisted mans helmet. The helmet is stamped size ‘57’ to the reverse of the lobster tail. The skull retains all its original blueing, one minor indentation just to the right of the right hand wingtip of the unique JZP style Prussian front plate, another just above the Prussian cockade and another small one to the area just above the Reichs cockade. All the field grey fittings, including the edge trim all match with its correct chinstrap with the small type Reichs and Prussian cockades. To the interior the all leather light tan liner is intact and undamaged with its original drawstring with evidence of minor wear use. To the inner rear of the liner would appear to be in English ‘To Mam’ with the initial ‘RJ’ indicating that this was a souvenir sent home possibly by a U.S. serviceman in WWI. To the upper inner crown in the area of the upper dome is the maker’s mark, which is indistinct surrounding the hole to which the spike base is attached plus a clear date of ‘1916’. One of the leather wedges holding the front plate to the helmet is missing and has been replaced by a section of wire, which has been carried out contemporarily as the wire is oxidised. A very nice untouched Jager Zu Pferde helmet.
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 M.15 OFFICERS SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARDS. A lovely matching mint set of wartime M.15 subdued grey lace with black and silver Prussian fleck with white underlay and slip-on tabs, still with original inventory number tag attached.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN MACHINE GUN QUALIFIED OFFICERS TUNIC. A very unusual pattern tunic being the late war so-called 1918 pattern in field grey, deep turned back cuffs, two angled upper pockets with pleats and semi scalloped flaps, two lower angled hidden pockets with straight pocket flaps, all buttons with large Prussian crown. The shoulder boards are of a Prussian Leutnant, white underlay with black and silver fleck outer with gilt number ‘8’ to each shoulder board indicating the 8th Regiment. To the right hand sleeve is totally originally fitted field grey green backed machine gunners arm badge. One or two of the stitches is quite loose and on lifting the badge a shadow can be seen clearly indicating this badge has always been in place. The tunic is fly fronted, which is based on the 1915 tunic and has the M.15 skirted back, high standing apple green collar. Good quality grained thick silk black lining, all sleeve lining intact, all original buttons present. No moth damage or moth tracking or staining anywhere to the tunic. A superb tunic to a machine gunner leutnant. Condition:
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN NICKEL AND BRASS ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A very nice condition, all brass based with nickel overlay Prussian circular plate belt buckle, complete with its double pronged brass heavy duty belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN OFFICERS BREAST SASH. A beautiful condition brocade double tassel full dress sash, the base colour of silver with two subdued black lines running through the silver indicating Prussia. Ex Michael Baldwin collection.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN OFFICERS FIELD BLUSE. A lovely condition depot issued officers field bluse of the M.10/15 configuration. A depot constructed and issue marked large size tunic all in field grey, apple green collar, fitted with shoulder boards of Prussian Fusilier Regiment No.40. Black and white fleck within the subdued exterior grey lace, blue underlay, red piped to the front skirt of the tunic, deep turned back barrel cuffs, two lower angled pockets, M.15 rear skirt fitted with issue quality belt ramps and belt supports. All buttons are of the enlisted ranks style and all match. There is one minor moth nip close to a front pocket flap, the nap of the cloth is excellent overall. Fully lined in issue quality lining material, clearly stamped ‘B.A.XIV. 1915’ within a rectangle (Army Corps 14). Various theatrical costumiers inventory stamps also to the interior. This is an excellent example of a combat issued tunic possibly worn by an NCO upgraded to an officer in the field by virtue of the enlisted ranks buttons. Both barrel cuffs have their buttons and tabs for adjusting the width of the base of the cuff. A superb combat tunic for making an officer mannequin field grey display.
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 PICKELHAUBE. A very nice all leather bodied pickelhaube with field grey fittings, although not size stamped we have to make the size to be 54. Good leather body, all field grey fittings match with removable spike, complete with original chinstrap, correct national and State cockades. Slight kinks to the interior of the front peak trim. Slight distortion to the rear peak. Both peaks are securely attached to the main body of the helmet. To the interior the 9 tongued liner is all complete with a good degree of original colour present with a leather drawstring, which may not be original. The inner upper skull has good colour with faint traces of a circular maker’s stamp, also an Army Corps marking, which unfortunately is indistinct. Slight evidence of glue in the forehead area of the inner lining securing the lining at greater strength to the front peak.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN RESERVE INFANTRY NCO’S PICKELHAUBE. A lovely helmet from the Michael Badlwin collection being an all leather pickelhaube, pencil marked to the interior size ‘54’. The skull is superb, both front and back peaks are securely attached to the main body. All of the gilding matching, which includes the officers back strap, the officers style peak with domes attached in the circular base to the helmet instead of officers star, officers cut out crown Prussian front plate with Reserve Cross below the ‘FR’, a set of flat clip over nco’s chin scales with enlisted mans national and Prussian cockade fitted. To the interior the helmet is fitted with an officers liner, the mid tan leather section in nice condition with slight age staining. The liner is also complete with its original silk inner liner.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN RESERVE INFANTRY OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A lovely large size skull with gilt label size ‘58’ attached. The upper skull is superb with minor areas of spidering to the finish. All of the gilt to the officers back strap, removable spike, circular spike base, stars, reserve officers front plate with its reserve officers cross, flat chin scales, front peak trim all match in colour. Slight congealing to the front and back peaks but both securely attached. Mint bright officers Reich and Prussian cockades. To the interior the helmet appears to be virtually unworn, its very high quality tan leather and green silk liner all complete, the green silk liner has the maker’s mark of ‘AWS’ attached with minor staining surrounding the gilt blocked logo. To the interior skull an original maker’s paper label is attached with size ‘58’ attached in pen. We have found that these helmets marked by ‘AWS’ are always of a superior quality especially the manner that the liner system is constructed.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN TECHNICAL TROOPS OR ENGINEERS MANS FELDMUTZE. Excellent condition, one of the many stored pork pie hats recently discovered. Nap to the crown superb, still with a central crease where folded for over 100 years. Complete with both large size State and national cockades. Black centre band with red piping. The interior is absolutely mint, unworn, marked size ‘59’ with a Koblenz’ maker.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN TRAIN RESERVE OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A large size Imperial German pickelhaube for a Reserve Officer in Train Battalion. The leather skull slightly sunk to the crown with some creasing in that area, the front and back peaks without congealing and securely stitched to the main body. All of the fittings match, the front Prussian plate with its Reserve Officers Cross with a pre- prepared sunken section to take the cross to the breast of the plate. Domed chin scales, front peak trim all match in colour complete with its national and State officers cockades. The ersatz style scallop edged sweatband all intact with the inner silk, which has shredded in places. The interior of the skull itself is felt lined.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN VETERANS CROSS 2ND CLASS. A good example of the Prussian Kyfhauserbund Veterans Cross 2nd class.
GERMAN WWI PRUSSIAN VETERINARY OFFICER SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched unissued set of Prussian Leutnant’s slip-on shoulder boards, subdued grey weave with black and white Prussian fleck to the centre of each board with what appears to be a veterinary colour underlay cloth in a light maroon/mid pink.
GERMAN WWI RARE SHOULDER STRAP TO 3 REGIMENTS. A rare stitch on strap featured in the book Feldzug 1914 by Michael Baldwin. This strap was entitled to 3 different regiments within the early part of the war. It was worn by Prussian Infantry Regt 53, Baden Leib-Grenadier 109 & Bavarian Inf Leib Regiment.
GERMAN WWI RED CROSS OPERATIVE’S VISOR CAP. Very nice quality white top, blue centre banded Red Cross operative’s visor cap. Good nap to cloth, slight fading to the white, no moth anywhere to the cap, stitched red cross with national Reich cockade below, standard visor, ersatz type sweatband, fully brushed cotton lined with a complete centre celluloid lozenge with a silver blocked maker’s name below which unfortunately has degraded to the point of it being unreadable.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 10 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. A M.15 non piped shoulder board. Regimentally embroidered number 10 in red to the shoulder board. Slight moth to the nap of the cloth only in spots.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 19 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. A nice non piped M.15 tunic shoulder board with good clear regimental numerals ‘19’ to the centre.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 20 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. A M.15 non piped shoulder board. Red embroidery for Regiment No.20 with a couple of gaps in the embroidery.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 26 SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition M.15 non piped board, embroidered red numerals ‘26’ to the centre.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 29 GREATCOAT SHOULDER BOARD. A larger M.15 non piped shoulder board, possibly for the greatcoat to Regiment number 29. Nicely embroidered regimental numbers, stitches where removed from a garment.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 3 GREATCOAT SHOULDER BOARD. A slightly larger shoulder board, plain M.15 non piped, embroidered Regiment No. ‘3’ to the centre with a red stain close to the number.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 332 SHOULDER BOARD. M.15 white piped with the majority of the white piping missing, single shoulder board, also rotted embroidery to the central number ‘3’.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 357 SHOULDER BOARD. A mid war raised unit, white piped M.15 shoulder board with some moth damage as can be seen by our web images. Red embroidery ‘357’.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 389 M.15 SHOULDER BOARD. A single shoulder board with two moth holes for Regiment 389. some light moth damage to the regimental numbers.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 4 GREATCOAT M.15 SHOULDER BOARD. A good larger size shoulder board for the greatcoat, regimental number ‘4’ red embroidered to the board.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 452 SHOULDER BOARD. A late war raised unit, white piped. A red stain around the regimental numbers of ‘452’ as if the colour has flooded. Original factory tag attached.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 48 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. A shoulder board of the M.15 pattern, non piped with excellent red embroidery of the regimental number to the board.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 49 GREATCOAT SHOULDER BOARD. The slightly larger shoulder board for a greatcoat. Red embroidered number ‘49’ to the board.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 49 M.15 SHOULDER BOARD. A field grey M.15 non piped shoulder board, stitched down with regimental numbers ‘49’ embroidered in red.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 5 SHOULDER BOARD. A rather moth eaten non piped M.15 shoulder board with some losses to the red embroidered number ‘5’.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 52 M.15 SHOULDER BOARD. A slate grey non piped stitched down shoulder board for Regiment 52. Very finely embroidered regimental numbers.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 62 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. A rather shortened cut from a prisoner’s uniform, plain M.15 shoulder board for Regiment 62.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 64 TUNIC SHOULDER BOARD. Excellent embroidered regimental number. Some minor moth to the nap only.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 74, 77 OR 78 ENLISTED RANKS PICKELHAUBE. An extremely nice condition all leather pickelhaube, the rear peak is stamped size ‘55’. Both front and back peaks are securely attached to the main body, some minor crazing to both of those peaks, the skull itself is absolutely smooth. All the fittings, which include the other ranks back strap, non removable brass spike and circular spike base, Prussian front plate with Waterloo scroll, flat clip over chin scales and front peak trim all match in colour, the clip over chin scales indicates that this may have been worn by either an NCO or a 1 Year Volunteer. The interior 8 tongued liner in absolutely superb supple condition with all original colour. The interior crown and peaks have their mid tan untouched colour with faint traces of a maker’s circular ink stamp to the inner crown in two places. The helmet is complete with its original national and Prussian State cockades, some paint loss to both cockades.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 9 TUNIC SHOULDERBOARD. A M.15 non piped shoulder board for Regiment 9. Excellent embroidery of the number to the shoulder board.
GERMAN WWI REGIMENT 90 WHITE PIPED SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition white piped M.15 shoulder board with embroidered in red the numerals ‘90’.
GERMAN WWI REGT 11 SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A well used single stitch on shoulder strap for Regt 11. no piping to the trim signifying late war production, several areas of moth and wear as shown in the images.
GERMAN WWI REGT 8 NCO STITCH ON SHOULDER STRAP. A well used Regiment 8 Nco's stitch on shoulder strap having nco tresse applied to the 07/14 style strap and the gold metal no 8 motif. Some moth holes to the rear side.
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 ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A very clean condition Saxon Pickelhaube with early brass fittings. Both national and state cockades are untouched, the brown leather chin strap is good and supple. Rear peak stitching is slightly loose to one side and the brass rear spine, along with the spike base has some slight knocks. The leather skull is solid with very little cracking or wear to the finish. Inside the helmet, the blackened leather liner is missing some tongues and showing signs of heavy use. There is only one leather plug present holding the helmet plate in place. There are no signs of maker marks or date visible.
GERMAN WWI SAXON ERSATZ ENLISTED MANS PICKELHAUBE. A very scarce papier mache constructed helmet with both front and back peaks being in fibreboard, this is a very large size helmet. All the fittings, which include the back strap, non removable spike, circular spike base, front Saxon plate with nickel overlay all match in colour, complete with its original chinstrap and brass fittings. Both the Reich and Saxon cockades are in the non serrated style commonly encountered on Saxon helmets. Slight crimps to the front peak trim to the interior. On inverting the helmet it is complete with an ersatz style 11 tongued liner. The colour of the interior is in its original light tan painted colour. Condition:
GERMAN WWI SAXON MANS BELT AND BUCKLE. A nice condition brass and nickel Saxon belt buckle. The face of the buckle is slightly distorted, belt 109cm in length, the belt itself is still in its original brown. A nice matching set.
GERMAN WWI SAXON RESERVE EM PICKELHAUBE. A very fine Saxon Reserve Enlisted mans pickelhaube. Complete with early brass fittings and helmet plate carrying the reserve cross with it. All brass fittings are very good with a few tiny ripples to the front peak. The original cockades are fantastic condition as is the brown leather chin strap. The stitching to the front and back peak is superb and strong. Slight crazing to the leather skull but in keeping with the rest of the condition. The interior of the helmet is also fantastic condition with its black 10 tongue leather liner all complete with original lace tie. There is a Dresden maker mark present in the rear of the skull and a clear date of 1913. Both original leather helmet plate retaining lugs are present. A superb condition example of a rare helmet to find.
GERMAN WWI SAXON WEIMAR RESERVE OFFICERS PICKELHAUBE. A good leather skull, some minor crazing, distortion to the rear peak, both peaks securely attached to the main body of the helmet. All of the fittings, which the back strap, removable officers spike, circular spike base, cut out crown Prussian front plate with the Saxon Weimar overlay plate and Reserve Officers Cross, flat chin scales, peak trim all match in colour. The helmet is complete with its national and Saxon Weimar State cockade. To the interior the helmet has its mid tan all leather scallop edged liner intact with its inner silk. Slight sinking to the skull on the right hand side of the helmet as the helmet is viewed in the area behind the Saxon Weimar cockade.
GERMAN WWI SERVICE WORN SOLDIER’S FELDMUTZE. A well service used Prussian soldier’s feldmutze, thinness to the nap of the cloth, some moth tracking with two moth holes, oil stain close to the national and State cockades, both of large size, totally original to the headpiece, red piped crown with slightly stained red lower band. The interior lining is complete, evidence of heavy duty wear use, stamped size ‘58’ with the faint traces of an army corps marking still visible to the lining material.
GERMAN WWI SIX IMAGES ALL WEARING VISOR CAPS. Six studio images of Imperial German soldiers all wearing visor caps.
GERMAN WWI SNOW CAMOUFLAGE BATTLE DAMAGED M.18 HELMET. A highly unusual battle damaged M.18 snow camouflaged helmet issued as a standard helmet. Painted in snow camouflage then hit on the rear skirt as an entry round or shrapnel with a large split to the opposite side of the helmet. Some rust bleed through the paint plus chipping from misuse. The helmet is with its original M.17 cream liner where the entry round or shrapnel has pierced the helmet it has torn the upper part of the liner and its exit has again torn the liner leather. The chips of two tongues have shredded. Two of the three liner pads systems have their original cushion, one is missing. The M.18 liner band has its correct strap attachment clips in place, we can only assume this was an Eastern Front used M.18.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIERS TORNISTER. A nice condition tornister constructed in canvas, fur and leather, fully maker marked and dated ‘1918’ to the reverse side of the tornister itself. Army Corps ‘B.A.III’ mark to one of the straps, the other strap again maker marked and dated ‘1917’. All leather to the tornister excellent, all metal fittings good. On opening the tornister it is lined in a very unusual striped canvas material an obvious utilisation of economic problems within Germany, any form of material was used to construct items. The fur on the reverse side is thin.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIER’S BREAD BAG. Standard configuration of bread bag with both canvas belt loops and retaining steadying loop and hook. All leather parts intact. All of the zeltbahn type closure buttons complete, with its very scarce full length matching colour shoulder strap. The shoulder straps are very hard to find as they were normally removed from the bread bag and used as a supplementary neck strap to take the weight of a pair of fully loaded triple GEW98 ammunition pouches.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIER’S MILITARY PASS MULLER. A very nice fully filled out military pass for Albert Georg Muller born August 1890. the military pass is protected by original blue paper wrapping. A very comprehensively filled out military pass with many details of service running right through from 1915 to 1919. We believe he was one of the 100,000 members of the Reichswehr, served in various signal battalions.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIER’S PRUSSIAN FELDMUTZE. One of a quantity of recently been discovered after storage for over 100 years with a fold crease down the centre of the feldmutze where it has been folded for over 100 years, a soldier’s feldmutze in grey green material, the nap to the cloth is very good, small areas of moth tracking but no actual moth holes. Red piped crown, red piped lower band, complete with a matching set of large size national and Prussian State cockades. The interior cream lining is in unused condition, ‘Koblenz’ maker marked with size ‘57’.
GERMAN WWI SOLDIER’S SOLDBUCH, KEHRL. A nice clean soldbuch in its original cover belonging to Vice Feldwebel Kehrl who was a member of Reserve Battalion Grenadier Regiment No.10. the soldbuch is in nice condition, Kehrl born in 1892. Accompanying his soldbuch is his original shooting book the Gewr 98 with a paper uniform type label identifying him to the front of the book.
GERMAN WWI STEEL GREY BUCKLE. An all one piece construction, steel grey buckle.
GERMAN WWI STEEL HANDLED BAYONET FIGHTING KNIFE. A nice example of the rare field grey green coloured straight steel handled bayonet fighting knife. The blade is slightly shortened but still in good profile, the majority of the field grey green paint to the hilt with some losses as can be seen on our web images, full length steel cross guard, the rifle retaining system still in operation, in its original black painted scabbard with apart from some chips has the majority of the paint remaining with a good strong and supple belt loop and hilt retaining strap with the male/female closure stud to the strap still fully operational.
GERMAN WWI STEEL HANDLED FIGHTING KNIFE. A very good example, non maker marked, superb blade with all cross grain finish remaining and in original profile. All steel hilt with eagle’s head pommel. Undamaged chequered grips, in its originally black painted scabbard, which retains virtually all of its finish and complete with its heavy duty brown leather belt loop, hilt retaining strap with a fully functional male/female pop stud closing system.
GERMAN WWI STORM TROOPERS ENTRENCHING TOOL AND COVER. A rare piece of equipment for the WWI German Storm Trooper being the long handled shovel, which is marked ‘PB 30’ (Pioneer Battalion 30). Good condition spade, evidence of some cleaned corrosion, wood haft excellent in its even harder to find leather cover. The cover is in excellent condition with all the stitching to the edges clear and strong. Both closing tabs complete with its metallic D ring and sprung loaded steel suspension clip to the rear of the cover all in place. The cover is marked ’15./J.R.17.61.’
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 TRAIN BATTALION FELDMUTZE MINT. A mint condition feldmutze with blue centre band and piping signifying Train Battalion. Various maker marks and stamps inside upon the cream cotton lining.
GERMAN WWI TRAIN OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A generally good condition cap which is of the crushable variety, three minor moth nips to the crown, upper body in field grey with a mid blue centre band, which also has minor moth nips, complete with its Reich and Prussian Reserve Officers cockade to the centre with its original leather chinstrap. The interior sweatband showing good service wear of the ersatz variety, upper inn silk lined in grey, with staining to the crown area.
GERMAN WWI TRANSPORT SECTION SHOULDER BOARD. A field grey M.15 non piped shoulder board with the gothic ‘K’ embroidered to the centre.
GERMAN WWI TRENCH KNIFE. Scarce model by Ernst Busch of Solingen with the longer than normal cross guard, Imperial German acceptance stamp to the forte of the blade, the blade is very good with original profile. The top of the grip has been customised for a better fit in the hand, in its original black painted scabbard, complete with belt loop, hilt retaining strap missing.
GERMAN WWI TRENCH KNIFE. A very nice condition example of an Imperial German trench fighting knife of one of the standard forms, 14.5cm blade, 27cm overall, the blade is excellent in its original profile, some slight sharpening scratches. Imperial acceptance stamped close to the cross guard. Some light spotting to the blade. Good wood angled grooved grips. Complete in its original steel scabbard with its correct leather belt loop and hilt retaining strap. The male/female closing stud is present and working correctly.
GERMAN WWI VATER-LANDISCHER HILFS DIENST BADGE. A very attractive 5.5cm double constructed badge with the German flags at the base. ‘Juncker Berlin’ stamped, marked ‘K.B.A.G. SER.2’ with an individual number ‘08539’. Pin back construction. the Vater-Landischer Hilfs Dienst were a civil organisation supporting the war effort.
GERMAN WWI VETERANS MEDAL. Iron Cross obverse with soldier and goddess of victory on the reverse. Complete with original ribbon.
GERMAN WWI WILHELM 1ST CENTENARY MEDAL. A good example of the Prussian Wilhelm 1st Centenary medal, complete with its original orange ribbon.
GERMAN WWI WOUND BADGE IN BLACK, CUT OUT VERSION. Nice condition, slight rusting to the pin, traces of rust to the upper part of the wreath, which can be removed.
GERMAN WWI WOUND BADGE. This was originally a black painted cut out Wound Badge, which has lost virtually all of its black painted finish.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG ENLISTED MANS FELDMUTZE. REGIMENTALLY MARKED. A very good pork pie hat, one of the many stored pork pie hats recently discovered. Minor moth nips to the crown, two other moth nips to the red centre band, good nap to the wool, red waffenfarbe to the crown. Profusely stamped size ’54 J.R.120’ with Army Corps marking of ‘B.A.XIII 1914’. Slight staining to the lower forehead area but these are storage stains not wear stains, the cap is completely unworn. Complete with large size national and Wurttemberg State cockade.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG LANDWEHR INFANTRY OFFICER PICKELHAUBE. A most superb condition large size Wurttemberg Landwehr Infantry officers helmet. The skull is in excellent condition, slight crazing and sinking to the crown area. The gilt to the back strap, removable spike, cruciform spike base, front plate and chin scales absolutely magnificent. The cross to the front is plain. The helmet is fitted with a standard officers Reichs cockade and a red and black non serrated style Wurttemberg officers cockade. Square cut front peak. Both peaks are securely attached to the main body. Some congealing to the patent leather on both the front and back peaks. On inverting the helmet the green and red lining to the front and back peaks respectively are excellent with its very light tan leather liner and interior light tan silk indicating very little wear use. The helmet is pencil marked ‘57’ to the inner crown. There are remains of a maker’s label to the inside and the word ‘Federleicht’ (feather-light) stamped to the inner crown. The helmet is complete with its original officers field cover and its carrying box with all strapping intact to the carrying box.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG NCO’S PICKELHAUBE. A very nice large size possibly size 58 all leather pickelhaube worn by an NCO in a Wurttemberg Train Battalion. The leather skull generally excellent, no damage, a small area of the skin missing from the upper crown area measuring 30mm x 10mm. The remainder of the skull is excellent. Minor congealing to the front and back peaks, both of which are securely attached to the main body. The enlisted ranks gilded back strap, tall officers type spike, circular spike base and NCO’s domes all matching in colour to the half round chin scales, which are correct for Train Battalion. peak trim excellent. Wurttemberg front plate absolutely perfect without any broken antlers to the front plate. The helmet is fitted with enlisted mans Reich and Wurttemberg cockades. To the interior the helmet is constructed completely in an officers fashion with green and red lining to the front and back peaks respectively with its officers quality light tan scalloped edge leather sweatband and interior silk inner liner. The helmet’s inner skull is pencil marked size ‘58½’.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG OFFICERS SWORD KNOT. A rare all leather sword knot with woven black and silver weave to the strap, to the base of the acorn intertwined colours of black and red for Wurttemberg.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG PIONEER BATTALION NCO’S ERSATZ HELMET. A very scarce configuration for an ersatz felt helmet, worn by an NCO in Wurttemberg Pioneer Battalion No.13. Standard felt body, non size marked but possibly 54. The body is extremely good with all nap of the felt proud of the main body, all the stitching is good. All of the fittings, which include the non removable spike, circular spike base, cut out crown officer quality front plate, strap fittings are all in white metal, which is the correct colour configuration for the Wurttemberg Pioneer Battalion. Worn by an NCO, if he was allowed to wear chinstraps they would have been in gilt but obviously of a lower rank NCO he has to keep to the leather chinstrap but has made the addition of the strap fitting posts being in brass. Fitted with original Reich and Wurttemberg cockades with good colour. The interior has the 8 tongue liner in superb condition, the leather supple with its original leather drawstring. To the inner rear peak is the marking ‘PB’ the ‘1’ is clear but the ‘3’ is indistinct. Complete with an indelible pencil marking of an original owner’s name. A small ordnance depot stitch repair only to the turn of the inner felt edge to the body on the rear peak. An extremely scarce helmet.
GERMAN WWI WURTTEMBERG WILHELMS CROSS FOR MILITARY SERVICE. A scarce Wurttemberg medal, good bronze finish to the award with its yellow and black ribbon.
GERMAN WWI ZEPPELIN OFFICERS KLEINEROCK TUNIC. The Kleinerock introduced after 1915, this example in field grey, plain domed steel buttons, red piped collar, front closure andthe top of the deep turned back barrel cuffs, double breasted, apple green collar with Zeppelin dove grey collar patches with shoulder boards of a Prussian Oberstleutnant. The shoulder boards have matching to the collar patches dove grey and white underlay, standard black and silver fleck within the intertwined boards with the gothic L for Luftschiffer (Zeppelin Units) to the centre with one rank star below. Two medal ribbons to the 2nd buttonhole, beautiful lining to the interior, no moth damage anywhere on the tunic. Any uniform articles retaining to Zeppelin or Luftschiffer units are rare.
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 HERMANN GORING GIFT BOX. A highly interesting item being a leather bound and white metal trimmed semi circular box measuring 15cms across and 9cms in height, covered in the highest quality black leather with carrying handle. Lined in green watered silk on both the upper lid and the base with both edges of the lid and the box trimmed in very high nickel plated metal. Gold embossed to the exterior lid is a four line presentation from Hermann Goring in gratitude July 1937 at Carinhall. Carinhall, the country residence of Herman Goring, North East of Berlin, construction started 1933 and on the 10th April 1935 Carinhall was the venue for Goring’s wedding banquet with his second wife. This gift box would appear to be in gratitude to visitors or possibly workers completing a project at Carinhall.
GERMAN WWII NSKK PRESENTATION DISH. A 22cm circumference stainless steel presentation dish for the orientation drive on the 13 .11,1938, very attractivley engraved with the central large NSKK insignia , the names of the 3 winners and finished off with the unit Motorstandarte 61, one drilled hole for suspension from wall
GERMAN WWII PANZER TROOPS SHOULDER HOLSTER. A magnificent shoulder holster that would have been popular amongst many elements of the German forces but particularly that of Panzer and air crew. This beautifully made example has to its rear face a yellow Pressstoff panel and to the front a mixture of black Pressstoff and leather. The complicated harness mechanism has two RZM clips and one clearly Assmen made. The condition is good and supple but field used and this would greatly compliment a mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII - 4 THIRD REICH COLLECTIBLE BOOKS. A group of four books for the Third Reich collector, SS Regalia by Robin Lumsden, large format book published 199? 150 pages of mixed black and white and many coloured images, complete with its original flyleaf. Guns of the Reich, Firearms of the German Forces 1939-45, hard cover complete with flyleaf, published 1989, this is probably the best works on weapons of the Third Reich 170 pages of huge value in terms of written text and excellent black and white photographs both in the field and present day collections. German Uniforms of the Third Reich 33-45 by Brian Lee Davies, hard back complete with flyleaf cover, published 198? 225 pages of colour and black and white images with much text, part of the Blandford Press series. Lastly the soft back Waffen SS Uniforms in Colour Photographs by Andrew Steven and Peter Amodio, 66 pages of modern day colour pictures of the original German camouflage and Panzer uniforms worn in modern day re-enactments, part of the Europa Militaria Series No.6.
GERMAN WWII 11 ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS. 11 interesting original, small format photos, sourced during the research period of the book Ausrustung by Roly Pickering. The photos maining feature images of general German WWII equipment in wear. Condition:
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. Panzer Reconnaissance Unit 116 Muller. The bronze combat clasp awarded to Stabsgefreiter Muller, pencil signature by Major Eberhard Stephan Knights Cross Winner. The award probably relates to the 15th October attack on the Scherberg Schoolhouse near Wurselen Aachen.
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. A good pair of the bronze Close Combat clasp and General Assault Badge pair to Obergefreiter Holthuis. Ink signature of Captain Zehner C.O. of the Reconnaissance Unit Knights Cross Winner. Probably awarded for the fighting around the Olgopol Bridgehead in Russia.
GERMAN WWII 116TH PANZER DIVISION AWARD CITATION. The following citation represents a very important historical grouping to the famous 116th (Greyhound/Windhund) Panzer Division which was involved in all the major 1944/45 Western Front battles from Normandy to the Harz Mountains, they were amongst a large number of documents relating to this division which were found buried in metal boxes in the Harz Mountains some years ago. Until 1990 the Harz Mountains had been in East Germany and there had been no possibility of recovering them. Some clients will remember the wehrpasses to the Panther Company of the Division, which have been previously offered, these are from the same group, it is probably the first time that so many citations from one unit have ever been offered for sale. Read From Normandy to the Ruhr by Lieutenant Colonel H.G.Guderian, the Division’s former Chief of Staff for a detailed history of the Division. A number of the citations in this group are in fact pen signed by Guderian. All of the citations have suffered to some degree from dampness, all of the citations are photographed so that the prospective customer can see the degree of damage to each citation. Wound Badge in black citation, A4 size unfolded, to Obergefreiter to Erik Herkenratn, dated ‘23rd September 1944. awarded for the fighting against the remains of the British paratroopers at Arnhem. Pencil signature of Major Eberhard Stephan, Knights Cross Winner.
GERMAN WWII 15 YEAR NSDAP MEDAL. Undamaged blue enamel, slight tarnishing to the silver sections, complete with its original ribbon and a motif of the 15 year NSDAP Long Service Medal normally attached to a medal ribbon bar is attached to the ribbon itself.
GERMAN WWII 1923 DER STALHELM BADGE. SLIGHT DAMAGE. A nice example of the 1923 Stalhelm badge with slight chipping to the enamel underneath the date. The reverse side is maker marked in raised relief ‘Ges Gesch’ with individual number ‘66’ and date ‘3.9.1923’.
GERMAN WWII 1924 DER STALHELM MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A very nice condition ‘1924’ dated membership of Der Stalhelm. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief to the reverse side with individual membership number ‘3783’ and the date ’13.3.24’.
GERMAN WWII 1929 DER STALHELM BADGE. The beautifully enamelled Stalhelm badge from 1929. fully maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief to the reverse side and individually engraved with the membership number ‘1344’ with date ’23.3.29’.
GERMAN WWII 1930 DATED DER STALHELM BADGE. Beautiful condition Stalhelm membership badge for 1930. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief to the reverse side with impressed letter ‘A’.
GERMAN WWII 1930 DER STALHELM BADGE SILVER STAMPED. Silver stamped ‘935’ on the reverse side. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief. Excellent enamel.
GERMAN WWII 1931 DER STALHELM BADGE. Silver stamped ‘935’. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1932 DER STALHELM BADGE. A nice condition ‘1931’ dated Stalhelm badge, excellent enamel. Maker marked and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked in raised relief on the reverse side with impressed letter ‘A’.
GERMAN WWII 1936 OLYMPIC MEDAL IN PRESENTATION CASE. Some light toning to the medal, complete with its red, white and black ribbon, fitted into its white leatherette presentation case with the Olympic rings to the exterior gold blocked. One stain to the exterior of the lid.
GERMAN WWII 1937 GERMAN EAGLE ORDER MEDAL. A nice example of the 1st Model 1937 Deutsche Verdienst Medal, rim marked ‘835 P.R.Munze, Berlin’. Excellent finish to the medal, complete with its solid red field early pattern ribbon with its uniform fixing pin and bar to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII 1939 CLASP TO THE 1914 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS MINT. A superb condition 1939 Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd class. Beautiful frosting overall. 32mm wingspan.
GERMAN WWII 1939 IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS 2ND AWARD BAR. A good example of the 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross. Good finish overall, slightly toned to the right hand wing tip, complete with its straight pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII 1943 ORDER OF THE GERMAN EAGLE MEDAL. Deutsche Verdienst Medal, in bronze without swords. Maker number to the ring, which appears to be ‘118’. All finish remaining, complete with its watered silk red, white and black ribbon, to which is fitted on the reverse side the uniform fixing pin and bar.
GERMAN WWII 1944 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 1939 DAY BADGE. A good solid aluminium day badge measuring 30mm in circumference. Maker marked and RZM marked in raised relief to the reverse side, complete with pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII 1ST MODEL RAILWAY DAGGER HANGERS. A very nice set of the 1st model railway officers dagger hangers, these straps also seen worn on the 2nd model railway. Black and silver brocade, some minor wear to the black lines of the brocade close to the belt clip. The reverse side velvet is excellent with again some slight wear. All of the buckles and clips are complete and undamaged.
GERMAN WWII 1ST PATTERN HITLER YOUTH CAP BADGE. A scarce example of the early 1929 21mm diameter multi enamelled badge, which reads ‘Deutsche Arbeiter Jurgend with half the swastika in front of the rising sun. Marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘Ges Gesch’ also identically marked to the circular base of the tinny type fixing pin. This is a well used original badge and not to be confused with the huge amount of reproductions of this badge that are available. This is from a collection put together in the 1960’s and 70’s.
GERMAN WWII 25 YEAR NSDAP LONG SERVICE MEDAL An extremely rare and excellent condition NSDAP 25 year Long Service medal. This was the manufacturer that produced them in a thinner version, which is the most popular amongst collectors. Marked number ‘19’ to the ring, the gilt is superb overall, it could be called mint bright. The enamel is totally undamaged. One small knock to the point of the lower right hand arm of the Maltese Cross part of the design.
GERMAN WWII 3RD E-BOAT FLOTILLA COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE. The highly attractive plaque measuring 16cms x 10cms, laid onto its original wood display standard, which has a wire mount to the reverse side being the colourful commemorative plaque for service in the 3rd Schnellboot (E-Boat) Flotilla in the Mediterranean. We first encountered these plaques in the early 70’s and have had many over the subsequent years. Because of the non German style construction they were initially thought to be a fantasy copy but history has shown us that these are commemorative plaques made locally at an unknown location within the Mediterranean and were purchased by the members of the 3rd E-Boat Flotilla in the Mediterranean. We have had them come available both with their original wood bases such as this example, and without their bases, we have also obtained them from various bring-back groups of souvenirs by British soldiers and sailors of WWII. This example is in excellent condition, colours good, the wood base has cracked down its central spine at some time in its life and has been strengthened with staples. The plaque itself has been given a light covering of protective varnish. A highly attractive collectible item from the E-Boats in the Mediterranean, the only books this award are featured in is the extremley in depth work Die Auszeichnungen der Kreigsmarine by Klaus Patzwall on page 279 where he clarly states that the 3 rd E Boat Flotilla was transferred to the Mediterranean in November 1941, also Kreigsmarine Volume 3 by John R Angolia and Adolf Schlicht page 422.
GERMAN WWII 4 COLONIAL ELASTOLIN FIGURES. Four coloured soldiers wearing European style uniforms in the sawdust and glue Elastolin format, which were extremely popular with children in Germany prior to WWII. Excellent paint finish. These could be either from Ethiopia or Somalia.
GERMAN WWII 44 PATTERN BLOUSE. An exceedingly rare and most interesting example of the two pocket 44 style battledress type jacket adopted by German troops at the end of the war. What makes this jacket particularly interesting is it appears to have been converted from an earlier garment, possibly a stug wrap. The overall transformation used in the skill clearly shows this was carried out at a factory level. There are buttonholes to both sides and the buttons are held in place with the usual loops. The material is of typical late war high cellulose content with a woody feel and there is overall some moth damage and much nap missing to the surface, nonetheless this is still very displayable and historically important. The item has multiple stampings to the interior, including ‘44’ and Stuttgart maker’s sizing and identification. A most interesting garment that shows the lengths that the Germans went to produce and recycle clothing. To the collars are artillery collar patches and the shoulder boards again are red piped for artillery with the typical 44 triangulated style eagle mounted above the right pocket.
GERMAN WWII 50 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 scarce 50 Year National Faithful Service medal. Minor discoloration to the gilt wreath just below the right hand arm of the Maltese Cross otherwise the gilt is good overall to both sides of the award. Good gilt to the number ‘50’ with undamaged black enamel. Good silvering to the Maltese Cross, with its original blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the scarce 50 year National Faithful Service Medal. Some wear to the edges of the award, the enamel central swastika is undamaged, complete with its section of blue watered silk ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 50 YEAR NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A good example of the scarce 50 year National Faithful Service Medal. Good gilt to the wreath and the number ‘50’ slight toned finish to the silver Maltese Cross with its original blue ribbon with a small medal ribbon bar motif of the National Faithful Service Medal attached to the ribbon.
GERMAN WWII 55cm DLV DAGGER. This ultra rare dagger, blade by Paul Weyersberg, the blade has not been sharpened or reprofiled, there is evidence of polishing. The Weyersberg logo is still good and clear. All of the nickelled hilt and top pommel fittings good with its leather wrapped hilt all complete and undamaged. All of the scabbard mounts match. A slight looseness to the rivet holding the lower scabbard mount to the wooden base below. The leather to the scabbard is excellent, complete with its set of chains with the ‘DRGM 926719’ numbered belt clip. It cannot be emphasised how rare this dagger is.
GERMAN WWII 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. Condition:
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 6X30 BINOCULARS IN TROPICAL TAN PAINT. A very good condition pair of 6x30 binoculars with almost all of the original ordnance tan paint remaining. Complete with neck strap and lens cover cap. Optics are good however this items is sold as a display item only and not for use as binoculars. These tropical painted binoculars were widely used by the Afrika Korps and this pair will finish a tropical display off nicely.
GERMAN WWII 7 X 50 BINOCULARS. A very nice pair of 7 x 50 BEH coded binoculars that have protective rubber shrouds to the lenses. All nice crackle finish remaining to the main body. Complete with their neck strap, binoculars marked ‘457287 7 x 50 BEH’. All fitted into their original compressed paper case with its shoulder strap, the top of the case is heavy stamped with large eagle and swastika with ‘M’ beneath for Marine. The two reverse belt loops and the leather hinge to the case have been restored. The front of the case is matching marked ‘BEH’ but with a late date of ‘1945’.
GERMAN WWII 7TH PANZER REGIMENT UNIFORM INSIGNIA SET. A superb set of slip-on black shoulder boards for an Oberfeldwebel. Silver tress surrounding the whole board, two rank pips with silvered number ‘7’ to the centre of each board, pink piping with their matching pink piped collar patches with a matched pair of aluminium skulls.
GERMAN WWII ADMINISTRATION SERVICE IN FRANCE INSIGNIA. The small version of the very attractive multi coloured badge for the German Military Administration Service in Belgium and France. One section of the enamel missing from the white circlet, complete with its original pin back. Individually numbered ‘4624’.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF GALLAND SIGNATURE GROUPING. Standard format Hoffmann photograph of Adolf Galland , pen signed in large script in ink to the lower part of the photograph, Galland shown upper bust, hatless. Accompanying the photograph is a signed letter on the headed paper of Jagdgeschwader ‘Schlageter No.26’ dated ‘16th June 1941’. The letter is pen signed again by Galland and he appears to be replying to a request from a Fraulin Schmitz thanking her for her letter and ‘I enclose a signed photograph on your birthday’, included with the letter is the original envelope addressed to Lauri Schmitz feldpost stamp and dated ’17.7.41’.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER CIGARETTE CARD PRODUCED BOOK. A generally good condition, albeit damaged spine, Adolf Hitler commemorative book published in 1936 by the NSDAP publishing company. 132 pages of excellent black and white pictures of the rise of Adolf Hitler, virtually every page has either one or two photographs. The book is all complete. In 1967 inscription is on one of the pages, also situated inside the front cover is a page of 26 Third Reich postage stamps.
GERMAN WWII ADOLF HITLER HEAD BUST PROFILE. A profile view of Adolf Hitler constructed in a base metal, painted black and period placed on a wood frame. The head measures 18 x 14 cms, wood frame measures 28cms x 23 cms. The suspension facility to the reverse side. Many of these patriotic type busts were available for private purchase during the period of the Third Reich.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE. A full length unissued mint condition cuff title AFRIKA KORPS .
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS MOUNTAIN TROOPERS HUGE SIZE OVERSEAS CAP. Generally the tropical overseas cap is not difficult to obtain. However, some years ago a small quantity of overseas caps with different colour waffenfarbes were discovered out of a disused warehouse in Austria. All were in mint condition but all were generally one maker with a series of unidentified numbers to the red lining and small to medium sizes This example is totally different. It is a size 61. The manufacturer is rare E.Weissbach of Glauchau. Its issue depot was Erfurt 1941. They were the only manufacturer crosshatch stitched the Bevo weave eagle and hand apply in a machined form the national rounded Complete with its mountain troopers mountain green inverted Waffenfarbes, The item is still retaining its creases where it has been folded flat in an envelope form since WWII.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS OFFICERS WAIST BELT. A good service worn example of the Afrika Korps army officers waist belt. Long length, 110cm, complete with its olive drab painted officers buckle. The leather adjuster tab is marked ‘G.Reinhardt Berlin 1941’. Some light wear to the edges of the oval buckle.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS PANZER OVERSEAS CAP. An excellent condition and unusually a large size Afrika Korps enlisted mans Panzer overseas cap, maker marked ‘F.Weisbach’ with the depot issue code of ‘E41’ (Erfurt). The insignia is applied in the exact manner of all the Weisbach caps, the enlisted mans blue and brown Bevo woven eagle is attached in a cross hatched stitched fashion with the cockade in a standard form of stitching. Complete with its pink panzer waffenfarbe. Two slight tears to the material which have been repaired one to the left of the panzer piping as the cap is viewed, another in a straight line just above the join of the crown to the sides of the cap.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS RING. A highly impressive and large Afrika Korps finger ring of the type that could be bought locally in North Africa. This is a larger than normally found size of the Afrika Korps ring, the oval centre raised proud with the palm tree with swastika below with the lettering ‘DAK 1941’ inlaid in gold on the Niello work, to each side of the shank Niello worked inscriptions. This is a large finger fitting, an impressive piece for the Afrika Korps soldier or officer.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHORT BOOTS. A pair of the 3rd pattern long tropical boots cut down to ankle length for easier wearing, quite a common occurrence was for the soldiers in the tropics wearing long boots to cut them down, however most of these boots were then worn out when being prisoners of war and subsequently on the return to Germany and it is rare to find a pair in existence. These are generally in good condition, one has been cut down approximately 2cms shorter than the other, both boots have the standard lower six eyelets visible and the upper part of both boots have been field trimmed in matching brown leather to the lower foot part of the boot. Both boots have their steel nails all complete plus their steel toe and heel cleats. These would display beautifully on a mannequin.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SHORTS. An absolutely mint pair of Afrika Korps shorts, heavy quality material, maker marked to the interior waistband and fully size marked, complete with its hidden web belt with the classic three pronged buckle always found on Afrika Korps shorts and trousers. Small waistband.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A scarce single slip-on shoulder board for an Afrika Korps soldier in a transport unit. Light blue silk waffenfarbe, which has shredded slightly with its standard olive drab Afrika Korps material shoulder board with the backing cloth in the standard deep brown.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS TROPHELM SYMBOLS. The two metallic symbols worn on either side of the Afrika Korps Army trophelm, the Armed Forces in three dimensional pressed finish with its three securing pins on the reverse side. The national tricolour matching with only one of its securing pins remaining, complete with a maker’s mark within a lozenge on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS WAR SERVICE CROSS CITATION. A standard semi hard card citation for the War Service Cross 1st class with swords awarded to Gefreiten Heinz Heisler of 2./ART.RGT.190. (this was part of the 90th Afrika Light Division, later destroyed in May 43 around Tunis) award date ‘28th August 1942’ with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Rommel, with the rubber over-stamp of the Oberkommando Der Panzerarmee Afrika. Unfolded, nice condition.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA KORPS Y STRAPS LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER WORN. A highly unusual set of Afrika Korps Y straps with the main shoulder strap being constructed from captured British webbing, standard fittings in grey paint with a fair degree of the original paint remaining, all standard D ring fittings, central steel circle with the single strap attached, all of those three elements being constructed in German webbing with the two main shoulder straps being cut from pieces of British webbing and trimmed in German leather, faint traces of the British ‘ME & Co 1939’ date and broad arrow mark to one of the straps. A highly interesting element of German tropical equipment.A recent photograph has emerged of a Luftwaffe Paratrooper wering these Y Straps, see page 245 of Fallschirmjager volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII AFRIKA WITH PALMS CUFF TITLE. A very nice condition unissued Afrika with palms, full length cuff title. All the lettering in machine light grey embroidery with two separate row of silver waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the cuff band. Constructed in the most commonly encountered olive sand velvet-like material.
GERMAN WWII AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATOR ARM PATCH. Very finely silver weave embroidery of a rotary engine overlaid with a swastika on Luftwaffe backing material. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII ALCOSO PRODUCED ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A generally clean army officers dagger by Alcoso. Excellent blade, slight spotting close to the Alcoso logo. Slight lifting to the plating to parts of the scabbard. Good undamaged white grip with its three dimensional eagle cross guard unique to Alcoso.
GERMAN WWII ALLACH JULEFEST 1942 PLATE. A mint undamaged condition white Allach porcelain plate for the Julefest 1942, complete with all lettering, the central mobile swastika with flamed staff. ‘SS Allach’ marked in green to the reverse side, complete with its original wire hanging hook that passes through the two pre prepared holes to the rear rim.
GERMAN WWII ALLACH SEATED FAWN, COLOURED. A magnificent example of the seated fawn, a beautiful mixture of dappled colours to the main body with areas of white/grey. Totally undamaged, complete with its octagonal form identification mark below with the green logo of the double SS runes over the name ‘Allach’. Model no.41 impressed into the mould with the designer’s name ‘Professor T.H.Karner’ applied.
GERMAN WWII ALLEGEINE SS BELT BUCKLE. A good condition ‘O & C’ marked Allgemeine SS belt buckle. Good proud detail to the scroll work and definition, complete with its double pronged belt fixing system. Well stamped on the reverse side.
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.
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GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS EM/NCO VISOR CAP. A generally good condition Allgemeine SS enlisted mans/nco’s visor cap, non size stamped but on test we estimate a size 56 constructed in the most commonly encountered black ribbed material, a lovely form to the cap. No moth damage to anywhere on the main body however some degrading of the white waffenfarbe just above the eagle and to the right of the eagle as the cap is worn with some light moth damage at the very rear of the cap on the bottom edge, these are identified by our web site images. A good matched pair of eagle and skull totally original to the cap with its correct double buckle with centre join chinstrap. Some minor age lines through the black exterior of the visor. On inverting the cap the dark tan leather sweatband is all complete with evidence of wear use, which has changed the colour slightly of the sweatband mainly in the rear half of the band. The interior crown is lined in the waterproof russet brown material, the remainder of the interior of the cap is lined in the russet brown/maroon heavy brushed cotton. The gold runic double SS symbol is visible through the lozenge, which has a crack across the runes, the original SS silk label all in place below the lozenge. The early white on black tuchmutze label is with the cap but not attached by stitches, it is loose from the interior band. On lowering the sweatband there is evidence that a sponge cushion was in place for many years, this has solidified and broken away in the forehead area. The interior of the band is profusely stamped with a whole series of rectangular blocks of stampings, which include two sets of identical stampings, both which include the date of ‘1938’ and also an SS unit stamp, plus a further ‘VA1938’ stamping. The visor to the interior has its correct ‘RZM SS’ rubber stamping. A very atmospheric cap with some minor degrading to the waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED MAN/NCO VISOR CAP. A size 56 Allgemeine SS enlisted mans/NCO’s visor cap. The whole cap is constructed in the black ribbed material, the whole body of the cap is totally free of any moth damage. The white waffenfarbe surrounding the crown has one minor moth nip just to the right hand of the tip of the Allgemeine SS eagle. The white waffenfarbe at the top of the centre band has some hidden moth nips underneath the rear overhang, the lower section of white waffenfarbe has two moth nips at the rear. The cap is with its black patent single buckled centre strap, a superb set of national SS eagle and skull. The interior is lined in gold with at least three quarters of its centre celluloid lozenge remaining, gold blocked SS runes below the lozenge with a gold blocked size stamp ‘56’. SS RZM rubber ink marked on the interior of the visor. Its original light tan sweatband is all complete. Some extra stitches have been placed to the sweatband in the area of the forehead either contemporarily or by a collector. The orange Sorbo rubber behind the forehead has semi solidified but is still all complete. A 15cm section of the liner the stitches have rotted away leaving the liner slightly loose from the main body.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS ENLISTED MANS BUCKLE. ‘O & C Ges Gesch’ marked all nickel Allgemeine SS buckle, these are identified by the difference between the Allgemeine and the standard Waffen SS is that the O & C manufactured buckles are always in a light nickel and are 2mm narrower than a standard Waffen SS. This buckle is a slightly restored example, the nickel is quite dull, one minor indentation from the reverse side to the left hand side of the buckle. All complete with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS 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. The WWI style larger capacity mess tin, finished in black for use by the Allgemeine SS. Some paint losses as can be seen from our web images but generally good.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS NCO OR MANS VISOR CAP. A very nice condition size 54 Allgemeine SS visor cap, totally free of any moth damage. The cap is constructed in the finely ribbed black material that is the most commonly encountered material on the visor caps and the uniforms. White piping good overall, again no moth to the waffenfarbe with its complete matching set of the correct Allgemeine type eagle and skull. Standard central buckle with two adjuster buckle straps. The visor is good with some age stress lines showing through the patent leather, twin black side buttons. The interior sweatband is constructed from the ersatz paper imitation leather, it is all complete with some creases but no damage and fully attached to the main body. The gold silk lining to the crown area is slightly water stained with a central lozenge all undamaged with a good clear gold outlined SS runes to the centre. The cap is rubber ink stamped ‘RZM SS’ to the visor and also has its original canvas black and white RZM issue ticket. The interior body of the cap around the sides is lined in a gold tan brushed cotton.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS SHOULDER BOARD. A scarce Allgemeine SS shoulder board for an SS Untersturmfuhrer. Stitch on variety, complete with its original RZM label.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. An excellent set, virtually mint unused pair of Allgemeine SS black straight leg trousers with turn-ups. No moth damage or staining, all brace buttons fitted, full compliment of inner cream lining.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMEINE SS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPH. A large format 22 x 17cm photograph of an Allgemeine SS man on his wedding day, black uniform with standard arm band, hatless, holding his SS dagger, the SS runic symbol can clearly be seen just above his hand.
GERMAN WWII ALLGEMINE SS FULL DRESS TROUSERS A superb mint unissued pair of black straight leg trousers with white piping to each leg. Complete with its black canvas label marked RZM SS and its original factory paper tag still stitched to the outside of the garment. White/cream cotton lining with some age foxing from storage. An extremely rare set.
GERMAN WWII AMERICAN AND BRITISH ARMY SECRET DOCUMENTS. One volume of Das Kriegsheer Der USA and an accompanying volume of Das Britische Kriegsheer, both books marked ‘SECRET’, both published February 1944. The American Kriegsheer with 119 pages describe the full structure from army level divisional and down to regimental level of the structure of the American forces in WWII. Huge in-depth detail with translations from English to German, one original page of notations by an officer in pencil to the interior. A superb document for the German view on American forces. One ink stain, both books marked ‘SECRET’. The Britische Kriegsheer 164 pages of illustrations of British insignia many in colour with a pull out sheet in colour at the rear of the book of Army Group Corps and Divisional level insignia. An invaluable work for the researcher.
GERMAN WWII AND IMPERIAL MEDAL RIBBON BAR. A superb medal ribbon bar comprising of five awards, which include the Iron Cross 1st class with the 1939 2nd award bar fitted, one Bavarian award with crossed swords, the Third Reich awarded 1935 War Honour Cross 1914-18 with crossed swords and a miniature Wound Badge in black placed over the crossed swords, the NSDAP 15 year Long Service Medal with its political motif attached, the Entry into Prague Medal with the Prague Castle Bar. A rare composition.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE CITATION IN BRONZE GROUP TO AN OFFICER. The field produced citation for the Anti Partisan in bronze, confirming the award of the badge to Leutnant Franz Penninger who served with Supply Unit 67 attached to the 2nd Mountain Division. Very scarce late war issue dated ‘4th May 1945’. Another rare document dated issued 1st February 1945 authorising him to cross the Rhine at the Ullmann bridgehead eastwards, at this time the 2nd Mountain Division was fighting in the Saarpfalz area of Western Germany, issued to him to prevent him being shot as a deserter. Ink signature of his Commanding Officer plus other documents and a Soviet Russia banknote depicting this soldier probably a service of his service in Russia. A highly interesting group.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE CITATION IN BRONZE PAPER GROUPING. Wound badge citation in black, standard A5 size, one small hole to the upper right hand side to Unteroffizier Alois Windich a member of the 8th Company Artillery Regiment 668, awarded 23rd November 1944 with pen signature of the Company Captain for Artillery Regiment 668. A field produced citation dated ‘2nd January 1945’ for the Anti Partisan badge in bronze for operations around Rajekovo/Plestiva Yugoslavia between 18th October and 24th November 1944, pencil signed Company Commander. Red Cross identity card to the same recipient dated ‘May 1941’. Two other small documents and a very fine portrait photograph of the recipient wearing his officers style uniform, hatless, with mountain troops badge to his left hand sleeve as the photograph is viewed.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN BADGE IN BRONZE CITATION GROUP. A highly interesting group for a very long serving soldier, Stabsfeldwebel Erich Muller who served with the 10th Battalion Jager Regiment 738. The group comprises the A5 sized Anti Partisan badge in bronze citation, dated 22nd September 1944 with the faint over-stamp of the 118th Jager Division, this probably relates to the fighting in Serbia against partisans with an ink signature of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. The Croatian Anton Pavelik Bavary Medal. The War Service Cross 2nd class with swords A5 sized citation dated 1st September 1944 with the identical signature to the Anti Partisan badge citation of Colonel Rudolf Gertler. Infantry Assault badge in bronze, November 1944 award, A5 size citation, signed by an unidentified SS Sturmbannfuhrer. An Allied American 12th Army discharge certificate. A Marksman’s citation A4 size, dated October 1935. another highly attractive illuminated printed and beautifully hand written citation dated 1930 whilst as a member of the Reichwehr for the right to wear the shooting award, the actual citation for the Shooting Award 1st class dated October 1931. Promotion document from Unterfeldwebel to Feldwebel dated October 1937. A rare and very interesting Long Service group.
GERMAN WWII ANTI PARTISAN IN SILVER CITATION WITH WEHRPASS. An excessively rare grouping of the single citation for the Anti Partisan Badge in silver, A5 size, non punch holed, folded sharply once, faintly twice, awarded to ‘SS Rottenfuhrer Horst Drehkopf’ of the ‘1./SS/Jagdverband Sudost’. Dated ‘30th January 1945’ pen signed by ‘SS Gruppenfuhrer Globocnik’. Issue rubber stamped for the High SS & Police Fuhrer of the Adriatic Coast area. The area covering North Italian provinces of Trieste, Udine and Gorz. Waffen SS Wehrpass, front cover heavily stamped ‘Waffen SS’, entries from June 1940 to 30th January 1945, photograph in civilian dress, joined Regiment Brandenburg March 43, Staff Legion Battalion 4th Regiment Brandburg, so probably an ex member of the French Foreign Legion transferred to Einheit Wildschutz Division Brandenburg in May 44, then to SS Jagdverband Sudost, promoted to SS Rottenfuhrer 1st January 1945. Entries in the Wehrpass for the Anti Partisan Badge in silver, signed by the unfortunately named ‘SS Untersturmfuhrer Fucker’. A post war 1947 Anti Typhus Certificate dated ‘5th May 1947. The SS Jadgverband named Jagdverband Mitte, Jagdverband Nord West, Jagdverband Ost, Jagdverband Sudost & Jagdverband Sudwest were formed by the famous Otto Skorveny primarily for operations behind enemy lines in the latter part of WWII.
GERMAN WWII ARBEITS BOOK. A nice condition Arbeits book belonging to Karl Sageder, born 1921, details on pages 3, 4 and 5. Interestingly the book was issued in 1939 from the town of the birthplace of Adolf Hitler, Braunau am Inn.
GERMAN WWII 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 18 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Good finish remaining to the award. The blue ribbon has discoloured through exposure to sunlight, on the reverse side the ribbon retains all its original deep blue, the ribbon could be reversed if wished. Complete with its eagle and swastika motif.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Nice condition medal, good finish remaining with its section of blue watered silk ribbon, which has been strengthened on the inside by a collector with cardboard.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Some toning to the award, complete with its original blue ribbon with its wide ringed eagle and swastika motif.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES A FRAME ASSAULT BAG. Mint unissued condition assault bag for attaching to the A frame, olive drag canvas, all galvanised buttons complete, leather strapping complete and all ties.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BLACK LEATHER MAP CASE. An officers or NCO’s map case in the classic black pebbled leather. Good white stitching visible, all loops for belt fixing intact, all external pouches for pens and pencils present, measuring instruments, closing strap and buckle.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES BREAD BAG. A tropical coloured bread bag, absolutely mint condition, complete with all its black leather fittings with white stitching good and clear, complete with its long shoulder strap. All zeltbahn buttons complete.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CAVALRY BREECHES. An excellent pair of the leather thigh and seat lined breeches, constructed in the standard field grey material, thick construction, all nap remaining, unfortunately some moth in the crotch area which could be invisibly repaired and are excellent for display and use. Large size waist. All loops for the belt are fitted which are similar to the 44 pattern trousers. Cream cotton lining. fully size marked with the coding 'STR 44'.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE BY C.E.JUNCKER. The Close Combat Bar in bronze manufactured by C.E.Juncker is extremely difficult to obtain compared to other manufacturers, this example has slight wear to the tips of the eagle’s wings and the head of the grenade and the bayonet, otherwise generally good. Slight rusting to the central plate, complete with its totally original wide tapering pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE. A very good bronze coloured Close Combat Bar, very fine definition to the rays and oak leaves. Clear cut details to the bayonet and crossed grenade. Maker marked ‘A.G.M.u.K.Gablonz’ plus the ‘Peekhaus, Berlin’ designer in raised relief on the reverse side, complete with its wide tapering pin, original hook and hinge. A lovely example.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE. A good service worn bronze example, beautiful depth of detail to the face side of the award including the hilt of the bayonet and the detail to the grenade. On the reverse side in raised relief the designer ‘Peekhaus’ and the manufacturer ‘A.G.M.u.K Gablonz’ all in raised relief, complete with its wide tapering pin, original hook pin and hinge.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN SILVER. Some traces of silver with some grey matt areas with its correct wide tapering pin, hook and hinge, marked ‘FLL’ within three circles on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES COMBAT GAITERS. A mint unissued pair of the green canvas with light brown leather fittings as issued to all troops wearing ankle boots.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER MINIATURE. A good example of a 15mm x 10mm lapel pin of the General Assault Badge with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A very nice General Assault Badge in silver, solid construction, non maker marked, retaining virtually all of its original silvered frosted finish with rubbing to the high spots of the tips of the eagle, the tip of the bayonet and the head of the grenade. Complete with its original needle pin, catch and hinge assembly. A fine example.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. The silvering has subdued to a grey finish overall, solid construction, non maker marked with correct thick needle pin, original hook and hinge in place.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. At least 65% of original silvering remaining, good deep detail, non maker marked, solid back, complete with original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE LAPEL PIN. A very nice high quality lapel pin of the General Assault Badge in silver. 15mm x 10mm with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing. Very fine detail with slightly raised ‘W’ maker’s mark on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES MESS TIN. A nice condition maker marked and dated ‘1940’ mess tin with all olive drab finish remaining to the exterior on the face side. Slight rubbing to the paint on the inside where it has rubbed against the wearer’s tunic. Complete with handle.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. An absolutely mint condition large size 105 parade waist leather belt, Berlin maker marked and dated ‘1942’, complete with its absolutely mint two piece aluminium pebbled buckle.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES RUCKSACK. A typical large capacity backpack used by mountain troops and infantry. Made of typical olive canvas and linen fabric. RB to the rear mantel with elements of the webbing reinforcing being in the grey colour. Four extra carrying straps for mounting and laying extra stowage are still attached to the item.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES SLEEPING BAG. A rare item of equipment being the armed Forces possibly Lufwaffe blue grey sleeping bag, this would have a multiplicity of usage. An interestingly constructed item having a hood with a separate hood lining, six button up front to the waist level with a beautifully constructed DRP Ries zip. Two front exterior pockets with flaps buttoned down and two apertures, one on each side of the upper chest, both having ‘DRP’ marked Zipp nickel zips to allow the arms to have access whilst in the sleeping bag. The base of the sleeping bag also having an identical ‘DRP Zipp’ zip fitted. The exterior is in blue grey but can be reversed to white. Slight fading of colour, all buttons complete, no visible markings.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES SWORD HANGER. The nicely stitched leather sword hanger with its nickel sprung loaded attachment clip and its long shoulder canvas strap.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE, MAKER MARKED. A nice condition A.S. (Adolf Scholz) marked piece. Subdued finish to the face side, complete with its original hook, pin and hinge, the pin is slightly bent through being a service worn piece.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES TANK ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. A good toned bronze semi hollow construction piece, excellent detail to tank tracks, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES TANK BADGE IN BRONZE BY A RARE MAKER. A basically nice condition Tank Assault badge, some original bronze finish remaining, minor spots of oxidisation as can be seen from our web images, good depth of detail. Original pin, hook and hinge with the rare maker of ‘EWE’ in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES TRUMPET BANNER. A most beautiful 54cm x 50cm trumpet banner, the face side having the most beautifully constructed hand chain stitched Third Reich eagle and swastika in silver with the wings to the eagle, the breast of the eagle, the wreath surrounding the central swastika and the edges of the swastika itself embroidered in black to illuminate the silver. All embroidered onto what was probably a white background of silk, which has toned to a cream colour over the years. The full fringing on both sides and the base is complete with its trumpet ties in three places to the top of the banner. On the reverse side is a most magnificent image of the Kreigsmarine war flag, which has been applied in a multi-layered fashion on red silk. The banner has no unit designation any where, it is a theory but only a theory that because of the use of the Kriegsmarine war flag on the reverse side that this could have some naval connotations and possibly a naval land based unit. We have had many trumpet banners over the past 40 years and normally naval based units have gold eagles laid on a blue background and this case a silver eagle on a white/cream background, which leads us to theorise that this could be a marine artillery or another land based naval unit. However the banner is in absolutely superb condition, there is no moth, damage or staining, it is at present double sided framed with a suspension cord.
GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES WATER BOTTLE. The felt covered web cradled water bottle with aluminium cup, the cup is maker marked and dated ‘MN 41’. Two moth nips to the felt covering. Complete with its webbing cradle, which has a name added to the cradle ‘Dietzer’. The grey painted clip is fully functioning and in place with all paint remaining.
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 ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL’S CRUSHER CAP. A nice example of the army crusher cap to an administration official. Although not size stamped we estimate the cap at size 55. The main body of the cap is good with two minor pin hole moth nips to the crown. The insignia is of the correct Bevo woven officers flat wire variety, standard dark green centre band. Some minor moth nips on the very lower rear edge of the cap. Grey ersatz substitute leather paper sweatband, which is all complete and torn in two places. Gold lined with the remains only of the centre celluloid lozenge with original owner’s name of ‘Zizelmann’ to a small label tucked underneath what remains of the lozenge. The peak is not the complete crushable leather peak but is a foldable fibre.
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 NCO’S HERRINGBONE TWILL COMBAT TUNIC. An extremely good condition, large size, virtually unworn quality Army Artillery nco’s combat tunic. The material is without any faults, the shoulder boards fitted are the light green centred red silk piped shoulder boards with nco lace and one rank pip with a matching set of Bevo woven red centred collar patches, nco lace to the collar. Standard grey on green Bevo woven breast eagle fitted, which is cross hatch stitched to the tunic body. To the lower left sleeve as the tunic is viewed a yellow on green telegrapher’s (Funkmeister) trade patch. All of the buttons are the removable variety. Faint traces of issue markings with depot issue ‘ST 43’ just visible to the inside of the tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARTILLERY OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. An excellent condition upper medium size possibly 57 artillery officers overseas cap. Standard grey green construction, good nap to the cloth, the waffenfarbe around the crown and front scallop of the cap, fitted with the officers Bevo silver wire national eagle, wire woven officers cockade with red artillery waffenfarbe. Grey silk interior does show some service use with a half leather sweatband in the front forehead area only.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ASSAULT BOAT HELMSMAN A very nice piece of insignia being the green oval patch with silver embroidered anchor and steering wheel for a qualified Assault boat pilot.
GERMAN WWII ARMY AUXILIARY WOMAN’S HELPERS CAP AND CUFF TITLE. A nice group comprising the overseas cap and cuff title for a woman army signals auxiliary. Side cap with yellow piping to the top of the envelope and the front scallop with its totally original white on dark green army eagle, which has shredded slightly, it’s embroidered lightning blitz to the side also slightly shredded. The owner’s initials embroidered in red a on white small label to the interior lining. The imitation leather over Rexine forehead protector is in place with most of the Rexine covering missing. All complete with the beautifully Bevo woven yellow and black ‘N S Des Heeres’ woven cuff band.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A good upper medium sized combat helmet with remains of its Normandy camouflage mainly to the lower areas of the shell, also the remains of the Army decal is visible. To the interior shell light surface corrosion has obscured the size stampings but we estimate this helmet to be a size 57. It is complete with its original 8 tongued liner, which has slightly solidified with its original drawstring, the name of ‘W.Rein’ with the number ‘31797’ is ink applied to the leather. The helmet is also with its original untouched chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CAMOUFLAGE OVER SMOCK. A very good example of the Army tan and water pattern camouflage over smock, generally used by specialist riflemen, it came in both a hooded and non hooded version, this is the non hooded version with neck closure via a drawstring. This example does not appear to have been used, there are some paint splashes which hopefully can be seen on our web images and there is one repaired tear in the back panel, the length of the tear being 17cms. Neatly in what appears to be a contemporary fashion otherwise all the original closure buttons are complete, good clear camouflage pattern, original period drawstring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CAVALRY OFFICERS CRUSHER CAP. A good example of the crusher cap known in Germany as the Alter Art constructed in nice quality Melton material with some very minor moth tracking to the crown and the only moth holes having two on the green centre band. Golden yellow waffenfarbe, correct silver Bevo woven officers eagle and cockade, the peak although not being of leather is soft foldable fibre. The tan leather sweatband is intact and undamaged, it does show considerable wear use. The interior gold lining is complete with obvious wear use to the gold lining. Originally there was a centre celluloid lozenge fitted, which has been removed, possibly contemporarily as the wear is even across the whole inner crown of the lining.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S GROUPING. An incredibly rare uniform and clerical effects of a German Army Chaplain in the Chaplain’s original transit box, comprising a fabulous condition large size 57 officers saddle shaped visor cap, constructed in smooth ribbed material. Violet waffenfarbe around the crown and the upper and lower sections of the centre band, the main upper body of the cap, which includes the centre band and the main crown are totally free of moth with the exception of one section of the centre band having three moth nips, mainly on the side and reverse. To the lower base of the cap there are again three moth nips in the area below the dark green centre band and violet waffenfarbe. A matched silver wire woven national eagle and cockade with metallic national centre, chaplain’s cross set between the eagle and the cockade, standard officers silver cap cords and matching side buttons. To the interior wide mid tan leather sweatband has three small 1cm tears to the upper edge and some storage staining marks mainly in the forehead area. The leather sweatband is loose from the main body to a length of 8cms. The gold lining is excellent, complete with its centre celluloid lozenge in silver block the manufacturer’s name of ‘Pekuro’ which is the logo for the maker Peter Kupper, the remainder of the inner lining is superb. In the aperture allowing for a name label in the centre celluloid lozenge is a slip of card with the number ‘645’ attached, which interestingly matches the number ‘645’ stencilled on the outside of the Chaplain’s transit box. Officers quality four pocket tunic, deep turned back cuffs, insignia comprising the violet centred bullion wire collar patches with a lovely quality bullion wire woven officers breast eagle, which has been machine stitched in a cross hatched pattern through the tunic’s inner lining. To the left hand sleeve as the tunic is viewed is an enlisted ranks edelweiss patch, to the lower right hand sleeve is an Afrika with palms cuff band, Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to the second buttonhole, loops for one award to the central pleat of the upper right hand pocket, five loops for a medium size medal ribbon bar. Austrian Salzburg tailor’s label attached to the inner section of the green silk lining. Accompanying the tunic and cap are a pair of the long tapered bottomed trousers constructed in Italian captured material, the trousers have seen some wear, there is no moth damage but wear in the crotch area and on the pocket edges that have flaps, the seat area having some minor staining. Wide officers brown belt, double pronged, with gold buckle, which is RZM marked. Chaplain’s armband of which the central Red Cross is beautifully woven into the white armband with a violet strip running the full circumference of the armband. Iron Cross 2nd class, Italian German Afrika medal, a large 9cms in length Gaelic style crucifix with a smaller bronze crucifix, field bible, a German Red Cross publication, a 1936 dated publication for the WWI War Veterans, one clerical embroidered item on violet background and a highly impressive and beautifully constructed silk and woven item of clerical clothing that can be worn over the head, some shredding to the right hand side. Lastly an excellent card mounted photograph measuring 23 x 17cms of the Field Chaplain himself, unfortunately not named on the image, on a Salzburg phogrphic studio mount, the Chaplain wearing officers M.43 cap, the chain of his cross can clearly be seen hanging around his neck with his Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon and the large double buckled belt are seen in the image, identical to the items listed here. The transit box is a standard issue German Army officers box, as previously stated numbered ‘645’ with the name ‘Goch’ stencilled to one side of the box, to the opposite side ‘Feldgeistlicher’ which translates in English to Chaplain. A highly unusual group, untouched since WWII with the name of ‘Goch’ available and the number, further research may? be obtainable.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHAPLAIN’S TUNIC. An ultra rare tunic for an army chaplain officer. The basic tunic is a police four pocket tunic in police green, the construction having two lower non bellows pockets, two upper breast pockets with central pleats, deep turned back cuffs, eight button front with skirted vent to the rear. The tunic is fitted with its totally original set of chaplain’s insignia being the violet based collar patches of the parade style with two rectangular violet 15 x 10cms patches, one to each upper sleeve. Attached to the sleeve but not sewn is a chaplain’s red cross centred and violet patched armband with the final accompaniment of an army officers breast eagle in silver bullion wire attached to the upper left breast of the tunic as the tunic is viewed. The tunic has suffered moth damage, which we have done our best to identify through our web images. An area of moth damage on the left hand barrel cuff and the right hand barrel cuff, an area behind the second buttonhole hidden by the closing flap and other scattered areas of the tunic. To the interior the tunic is fully lined in the issue cotton ribbed material, a hole has been tailored through the left hand side of the tunic for the hanging of a sword strap, as would have been worn if the tunic had been issued to a police official. The army officers breast eagle has been machine sewn completely through the tunic outer body and the lining, the only identifying stamps are the numbers ‘222’ to the inside of the tunic. The seam between the shoulders and the main body of the tunic have never been opened for the fitting of any other form of shoulder board and this is undoubtedly a police tunic taken from some sort of storage and issued to an army chaplain and has never been touched since. A rare item, even with the moth damage. We have had army chaplains tunics before but never seen the violet rectangular patches attached to the sleeves.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CHEMICAL WARFARE TROOPS VISOR CAP. A very scarce waffenfarbe being the Bordeaux red piped waffenfarbe for Chemical warfare troops. A small size cap constructed in issue quality cloth, the only evidence of moth damage being one moth nip to the waffenfarbe above the national eagle, otherwise all nap good. An exact matching and aged set of national insignia, standard patent chinstrap with rounded edged buckles. Pigskin mid tan leather liner all complete and undamaged with wear use obvious in the forehead area. The remainder of the interior is lined in a lemon gold silk, which has been multi stitched in a lozenge form leaving the maker’s mark of an atlas of the world gold blocked behind the centre celluloid lozenge, we have encountered this maker before and they have always had the multi stitched style upper inner crown lining. On inverting the cap and looking at the join of the visor to the main body it would at first glance give the thought that the visor has been re-attached to the main body at some time in its life, this is not the case, the original pre-stitched holes to the body of the fibre peak have not been used and a further set of holes is up underneath the sweatband material. A rare colour waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII ARMY CLOSE COMBAT BAR IN BRONZE. A good Armed Forces Close Combat Bar in bronze, all patinated finish remaining. Maker marked ‘JFS’ in raised relief on the reverse side, complete with its wide tapering pin, original hook and catch. Slight rust to the tip of the pin.
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 BUCKLE. The standard one-piece steel army belt buckle which has lost all of its paint finish to the exterior. Some of the original olive drab paint finish to the interior remaining, marked ‘R S & S’ complete with its well worn leather tab, which is maker marked and clearly dated ‘1940’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DAGGER BY ALCOSO. A most beautiful example of an Alcoso produced army officers dagger, the blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked as were all of this model produced by Alcoso. These non maker marked Alcoso daggers had a completely different form of cross guard than any other manufacturer, the eagle is in a three dimensional form and stands well proud of the cross guard itself, that is how we identify the daggers as being made by Alcoso. White grip totally undamaged, excellent patinated finish remaining to the top pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all matching, complete with a set of the hanging straps with green velvet background and with its long silver portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DAGGER BY SHUTTLEHOFER. Shuttlehofer was one of the rarest makers of army dagger, blade excellent with good clear back to back prancing horse logo with the full name ‘Shuttlehofer’. Good finish to all other fittings, slight loss of plating to the top of the pommel, deep orange grip with two minor cracks close to the top pommel. Excellent condition scabbard, all screws present, one minor indentation to the reverse of the scabbard below the upper scabbard ring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DAGGER BY WKC. Superb blade with all cross grain polish remaining. Deep orange grip, which is totally crack free. The upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard all in the same degree of colour patination with a rather oxidised and slightly frayed portapee knot fitted.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET, LARGE SIZE. A good large size SE66 Army M.35 double decal combat helmet. Both decals clear although some abrasions to the army decal and some light scratches to the tricolour. It can be seen that the helmet has been contemporarily over-painted in apple green by brush, a run of paint has crossed the black section of the national tricolour. To the interior the M.35 square edged buckles to the aluminium liner band are all intact, the liner is excellent, supple, all complete, undamaged with its original drawstring. Complete with its aluminium buckled chinstrap, original owner’s name hand applied to the interior of the liner. A good example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A highly interesting army double decal combat helmet of large size, stamped ‘ET66’ to the interior lower skirt. The helmet shell retains approximately 50% of its original apple green finish, the army decal is clear with some abrasions, the national tri-colour has a greater degree of abrasions, both of these can be clearly seen on our web images. The helmet is an untouched example, recently discovered to the market. The M.35 liner is all intact with its original drawstring. The colouring of the leather indicates extensive wear use. There are two minor holes to the main body of the liner, possibly by a rodent and one rodent nip close to the two holes at the tip of one of the tongues. The helmet has a ‘1943’ dated chinstrap with aluminium buckle. The highly unusual feature of this helmet is that it is still fitted with its original belt suspension strap, which is fitted to the rear of the helmet through the liner retaining rivet. The coloration and wear to the leather is identical to the wear on the liner and it is clearly marked ‘DRGM’, we cannot ever remember having a helmet complete with its original hanging strap. The helmet is further stamped into the rear skirt ‘Batch No.5482’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. An ET64 shell M.35 double decal combat helmet, only faint traces of the apple green finish remaining to the skull, rust bleed in the steel through the paint to the remainder of the shell, however the Armed Forces twin decals are clear and visible as per our web images with abrasions as seen. The apple green paint has removed itself from all three of the liner retaining rivet heads, clearly stamped ‘ET64’ to the inner shell, with its original size ‘57’ stamped leather liner that has 8 tongues. The leather is good and supple with its original drawstring. The small portion of the chinstrap with its aluminium buckle still remains to the helmet. The aluminium liner band is dated ‘1939’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 FELDHERRENHALLE CITATION PAIR. A pair of citations to Unteroffizier Johannes Schonfeld of 10./Gren.Rgt.MOT (Feldherrenhalle) the Iron Cross awarded the 9th March 1944, Major Commanding Regiment issue rubber stamp, punch-holed for filing. Infantry Assault badge in bronze dated 5th June 1944, some slight shredding to the edges, pen signature of the Major and Unit Commander. The Feldherrenhalle Division was an elite German Army division originally formed of SA members. In 1944 it was engaged in fighting around Narva, Vitebsk and Orscha.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FELDHERRENHALLE CITATIONS. Two rare citations to a Panzer Grenadier Franz Schroter of the 1./PANZ.AUF.KL.ABT.FELDHERRENHALLE. (1st Reconnaissance section of Division Feldherrenhalle). Iron Cross 1st class, standard A5 size, once folded, awarded 25th February 1944, issue rubber stamp and ink signature of the Colonel commanding the regiment, the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords citation standard form, once folded, A5 size with identical typing to the Iron Cross 1st class, Feldherrenhalle Division was an elite German Army division formed from original SA members, in early 1944 it was engaged in fighting around Vitebsk and Narva.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIELD POST INSIGNIA. An extremely rare set of insignia for the German Army Field Post being a set of insignia. in lemon yellow and green for the lowest rank of the Feldpost-Bote (Field Post Courier). The whole set has been removed from a tunic, stitches remaining. Heavy inter-twined wool with white metal FT Latin insignia fitted. Complete with the matching enlisted ranks collar patches, which are Bevo woven based on a rectangle of matching light green backing cloth with silk lemon yellow piping.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIELD POST SECRETARY’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of shoulder boards for a secretary within the German Army Field Post Service. Subdued grey exterior weave inter-twined with lemon yellow between the subdued grey with lemon yellow wool underlay with a further underlay of the Feldpost green wool colour. Aluminium Latin ‘FP’ affixed to each board. Minor moth nips to the reverse side. A rare set of shoulder boards.
GERMAN WWII ARMY FIRE WORKER’S TRADE PATCH. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. Fine yellow embroidery on mid green uniform circular backing cloth. Some minor moth tracking to the nap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL LEUTNANT SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition intertwined gold and silver bullion wrapped shoulder board on red base cloth, red slip-on tab complete with a gold button for display decoration. Large silver rank star.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL MAJOR STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A single Army General Major’s shoulder board, stitch-on pattern, very fine gold and silver intertwined weave to the exterior on red underlay cloth. Stitches still remain where it has been removed from a uniform tunic. Recently a whole quantity of Luftwaffe and Army Generals insignia along with other items of high ranking officers insignia plus a Army General’s visor cap appeared in auction within the U.K. they were all kept by the daughter of a Sergeant Tallentaire of the Royal Scots who was not only a soldier attached to a field security unit and filtered prisoners in Germany in 1945 were he removed a lot of insignia, he also was a Guard at the famous Island Farm Prison Camp for senior German officers in South Wales after WWII and added more insignia to his collection.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S DAGGER STRAPS. A pair of service worn army dagger hanging straps attributed for Generals use. A good degree of the gilt wash remains to the floriated ‘DRGM’ marked belt clip, the two oak leaf adorned oval buckles, the faces of the sprung loaded clips and the two small runners all match with good gilt, some light wear to the brocade, green velvet backing good.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S INFANTRY SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A single shoulder board for an Army General of Infantry, very fine wire gold and silver weave to the exterior on a red wool background, two large General’s rank pips both have lost their silvered finish. The shoulder board removed from a uniform tunic of the General when he captured in 1945 by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S SHOULDER BOARD AND COLLAR PATCH. A single stitch-on General major’s shoulder board constructed in gold and silver bullion wire with a matching gold bullion wire General’s collar patch, both have been removed from a single tunic by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots who was a Guard at the special camp 11 for General officer rank prisoners, Bridgend, Wales just after the cessation of hostilities in WWII. Tallentaire removed many items of Generals insignia from all of the three services, which we have been offering through our web site. The shoulder board is in perfect condition, the collar patch is still with stitches remaining where removed from a tunic, some slight wear to the points of the patch. One small section of glued red cloth that turns over to the reverse side slightly loose.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GENERAL’S TUNIC BUTTONS. A set of matched maker ‘Assmann’ marked buttons for a General’s tunic, all are of 20mm diameter, excellent gilt to the exterior.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GREATCOAT. A magnificent condition field grey green greatcoat, standard double breasted construction, two lower angled pockets with flaps, false belt at the rear with one long pleat running from just below the collar to the very base of the garment. Good nap to the cloth, no moth, damage or staining, fitted with a rare set of enlisted ranks woollen shoulder boards, lemon yellow piped with slip-on’s having a chain stitched letter ‘A’ chain stitching in identical colour to the lemon yellow piping of the shoulder boards. The coat is half lined to the interior in grey artificial silk, fully Munich maker marked with profuse size stampings to the lining material. To the right hand sleeve as the greatcoat is viewed is fitted a lemon yellow signals lightning blitz with a Gefreiter chevron below on dark green backing cloth. The cuff pattern is unusual, normally encountered are standard straight barrel cuffs, these have been tailored and stitched directly to the tunic in a Swedish cuff style, which is a factory application and not a personalised item by the original owner.
GERMAN WWII ARMY GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICERS CUFF TITLE. An absolutely superb heavy wire officers Grossdeutschland Sutterlin script cuff title. Silver wire embroidery with silver wire to the upper and lower edges of the band. Still stitched together, as removed from a tunic. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HBT SHORTS. A scarce pair of mint unworn condition HBT shorts, constructed in the same manner as the Afrika Korps shorts with a three pronged hidden belt to the waist band, two open side pockets, watch fob pocket, 6 button fly front, fully marked to the interior with all size stampings with the date 2/43.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HERRINGBONE TWILL NCO’S COMBAT TUNIC. A good service worn herringbone twill four pocket six button combat tunic. A good medium size tunic seen extensively worn in the campaign in Normandy and the following months. Four pockets each with imitation pleats, the pockets are of the non bellows type all with flaps. Six button front. The tunic thankfully does not have any actual damage in terms of moth or oil staining or tears, however it has been extensively washed, which has caused it to lose some of its green colour. Of the six closure buttons five are the removable type with their original rings in place, one has been stitched to the tunic and is an obvious replacement. All of the four pocket buttons are the stitched type. The tunic is complete with its original herringbone twill lemon yellow piped NCO’s shoulder boards having subdued grey lace, which matches the lace to the collar exactly. The lace around the collar has lost some of the threads and some of its attachment stitches are loose. The collar patches are of the multi use grey on grey, pressed eagle is the standard Bevo grey on green, which has cross hatched machine stitched to the tunic. The tunic still retains five inner collar attachment wooden buttons, it is skeleton lined with the standard encountered grey cotton heavy duty lining with its original bandage pocket intact. Two original steel belt support hooks are in place. These tunics are rarely encountered with all their original insignia intact and would make a great North West Europe mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ARMY HONOUR ROLL CLASP. A beautiful frosted gilt example of the Army Honour Roll clasp on its correct size ribbon with all four securing pins intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY INFANTRY OFFICERS OVERSEAS CAP. A lovely quality army infantry officers overseas cap constructed from the finest Melton material, silver waffenfarbe to the crown and front scallop of the cap, white infantry inverted V waffenfarbe with a matched set of bullion wire eagle and central national cockade. Some very minor moth nips to the lower right hand side of the cap as the cap is viewed, complete with its correct air vents. To the interior the brushed cotton lining has been reinforced with a strip of the grey ribbed lining material normally found to the interior of M36 combat tunics. A leather half sweatband around the forehead area.
GERMAN WWII ARMY ISSUE GLOVES. A good matched pair of army issue gloves in standard slate grey having one white band to the wrist of each glove indicating its size. Some shredding to the wide section one glove otherwise an excellent pair.
GERMAN WWII ARMY JAGER ARM BADGE. A beautifully embroidered mountain green on dark green, with a rope ring light apple green border for wearing on the sleeves of the army jagers tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY LATE WAR BELT AND BUCKLE. A marked ‘100’ combat weight leather belt and buckle, which has been slightly shortened at the clip end down to 90cms by the owner, hand cut with turned leather secured to the main belt by copper wire. The all steel one-piece stamped late war buckle has its rare simplified webbing tab attached.
GERMAN WWII ARMY LIEUTENANT GENERAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good service used pair of Army Lieutenant General’s shoulder boards constructed in gold and silver twisted cord, one rank pip to each board with slip-on tabs below. Obvious wear use to the red underlay.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 BATTLE DAMAGED DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good ET64 sized M.35 shell, which retains much of its apple green finish to the lower half of the helmet. Some scratches, abrasions and paint loss as can be seen by our web images. Both the army decal and the national tricolour good and clear, some slight losses to the national tricolour. The national eagle is complete. Paint loss as is normally standard to the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. The helmet has obviously been struck by a heavy section of shrapnel, there is one crack in the crown. Internally the helmet is complete with its leather liner, which has lost four tongues, the tongues themselves are still attached to the original drawstring. The helmet was originally fitted with the very early carbine clip type strap, the carbine clip is still attached to one of the pointed edge strap retainers. The initials ‘KG’ are applied twice to the inner rear skirt, someone has scratched the clear date of ‘1940’ to the inner skirt. A nice battlefield recovered army double decal combat helmet.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A nice untouched feel M.35 double decal combat helmet, helmet shell faintly stamped ‘64’ with the letter code for the maker not stamped deeply enough to observe. The exterior of the shell has 75% of its original apple green paint finish remaining with rust spots flooding through from the shell. The liner retaining rivet heads have some of their paint finish remaining. The army decal with some abrasions but good and clear, the national tricolour again good and visible with two minor abrasions. To the interior the 8 tongued liner all in place, the leather is good and supple, no drawstring, standard aluminium liner band. Fitted between the liner band and the leather of the liner is remains of a leather loop presumably placed there by one of the original owners allowing the helmet to be hung a D ring from the belt. Complete with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked and clearly dated ‘1940’. Faint remains of an original owner’s name of an Obergefreiter to the inner rear skirt. A nice untouched double decal combat helmet.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A size NS60 shell M.35 double decal combat helmet. The shell retains virtually all of its slightly darker shade of apple green indicating that it is probably a 38/39 produced helmet, which in fact coincides with the date on the totally original chinstrap fitted of 1938. Some scratches and abrasions as can be seen from our web images. The double decals are present with portions of the black, white and red tri-colour remaining and some rust and scratches across the centre of the Armed Forces decal. The 7 tongued liner stamped size ‘53’ all intact, the leather is supple, no breakages, with its original drawstring and its completely original chinstrap and matching aluminium buckle to the aluminium square edged strap posts and liner band.
GERMAN WWII ARMY M.40 NON DECALLED COMBAT HELMET. A good NS64 combat helmet, well service used, the exterior having at least 2 coats of period paint, some abrasions as can be seen from our web images, we doubt that any decals were ever fitted to this helmet. To the interior the 8 tongued liner still very supple, with its original drawstring. The chinstrap is present, rather thin in places where it has been stretched and used. The helmet to the interior has evidence of long term storage. The interior dome of the helmet has its original single coat of factory applied paint. To the front brim the rolling of the edge to the interior has a slight manufacturing fault, which is unusual to see.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MANS BELT BUCKLE. Virtually all of its olive drab finish remaining. Well stamped ‘R S & S’ on the reverse side. Slight loss of paint to the high spots of the lettering, otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MANS GREATCOAT. A generally good lightly service worn condition army man’s greatcoat. The configuration is deep barrel cuffs, two lower angled pockets with flaps, double breasted. False belt at the back. The nap of the cloth is thin in parts but other parts are very good. All 12 buttons are original to the coat. Minor moth to the left hand sleeve. Fully lined in the most commonly encountered ribbed cotton lining, which is maker and size marked plus other coding marks including the number ‘40’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL NCO’S SLEEVE PATCH. A lovely condition beautifully yellow embroidered medical qualification patch with a heavy circlet of wire weave surrounding the central logo.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL NCO’S VISOR CAP. A generally nice condition nco’s saddle shaped visor cap, although non size marked, on test with estimate size 57 or 58. Officers quality construction, blue piping to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band. The set of insignia are of officers level, silver bullion eagle and cockade with an nco/enlisted mans chinstrap, one can presume that this nco had officers quality insignia fitted on attaining a high nco rank. Standard board peak. The interior sweatband is of the ersatz variety, it is all complete but torn in two areas. The upper inner lining is all in grey silk with a complete and undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with a retailer’s silver blocked marking of an eagle standing on what appears to be an urn. The original owner of this cap has placed some folded paper in the area between the sweatband and the main body of the cap for a snugger fit to the head.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL OFFICERS CRUSHER CAP. A fabulous classic example of the crusher cap in its truest form, a very large size cap, mid blue piping for medical unit, complete with its correct Bevo woven officers silver wire insignia. This hat is completely flat, as it should be folded, the colour has changed slightly to the main body by being open to sunlight, some thinness of the blue waffenfarbe to the crown area where it has rubbed through to the bamboo cord below, standard leather peak folded flat. The internal grey leather sweatband is intact, evidence of huge wear use to the interior of the cap with the remains of a now slightly shredded lozenge shaped crown protector. A fabulous time warp piece.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MEDICAL SENIOR NCO PIPED FIELD SERVICE TUNIC. A highly unusual construction and configuration, we have recently had on consignment approximately 12 tunics from a very well respected collector within the UK who particularly focused on NCOs tunics, some of the tunics are of unusual configuration but all are undoubtedly totally original. This tunic is constructed in the identical gauge of material that we have experienced with most of the piped field service tunics. Dark green collar, blue piped, medical blue piped, blue piped closing flap at the front of the tunic with deep barrelled cuffs in blue piping, skirted back. Oberfeldwebel’s shoulder boards with an unusual form of medical blue piping, fully trimmed with NCOs lace. Officers wire woven breast eagle. The main difference in configuration is that most of the piped field service tunics we have had have four pockets all with pleats, this example has two upper breast pockets with pleats with two lower pockets of the Austrian style angled with scalloped pocket flaps and is probably the first piped field service tunic we have had worn by an NCO. The collar patches are officers wire woven quality with blue piping to the centre. An excellent quality Bielefeld maker’s label with the initials ‘HB’ laid over the tailor’s label. Loops to the front breast for one award with two loops for a short medal ribbon bar. Fully lined in the light grey green silk material to the interior with a dagger or sword hanger, which is ‘Assmann’ and ‘DRGM’ stamped with a hole tailored through the lower right hand front pocket to allow the sword or dagger hanger to pass through. No moth damage or staining. A scarce tunic.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MOUNTAIN TROOP RARE MAKER CAP. The only other Company that patented an air vent system for the visor caps other than Erel was the Company of Herman Potthoff, this system is fitted behind the national cockade with holes to allow fresh air to vent through the back of the cockade into the main inner body of the cap. This example has excellent nap to the cloth, one small moth nip to the mountain green waffenfarbe at the rear of the cap, good thick heavy duty material. A matching national eagle and cockade, standard officers cap cords, standard visor, although not size marked we estimate the cap to be size 58 or 59. The sweatband is of the ersatz variety and is torn in one place behind the forehead. The remainder of the interior lining is in gold. The central lozenge has broken away but still clearly revealing the maker’s initials for HBC, then the lettering ‘frischluft’ (fresh air). One small 2cm length of the gold silk lining shot mainly underneath the rear overhang of the cap. Good high saddle shape. A fine mountain troopers cap by a rare maker.
GERMAN WWII ARMY MOUNTAIN TROOPERS BERGMUTZE. A very good service worn classic mountain troopers bergmutze having a beautiful profile, this classic hat has seen good service wear, no moth damage, high quality material, the area around the complete crown seam had changed colour probably through dampness through a combination of dampness and sweat. Complete with its Bevo woven T shaped insignia set of eagle and cockade, of which a combination of thread has been used in its original application. Two small pebbled aluminium buttons holding the side curtains again, one of these is dented. The cap is complete with its untouched metal edelweiss to the side, on lifting the edges of the edelweiss the colour difference below the insignia can clearly be seen. Standard short peak. To the interior the helmet is completely lined in gold with sweat staining to the crown with a full circumference ersatz sweatband, to which some of the imitation leather covering is flaking away. Although not size stamped we estimate the cap to be size 57.
GERMAN WWII ARMY NCO 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 BREECHES. A very nice pair of semi heavy ribbed officers breeches, no moth damage, two side angled pockets, small watch fob pocket. Three moth holes in the seat area otherwise excellent, two rear pockets with flaps. To the waist two adjustable side straps. All of the brace attachment buttons marked ‘Deutsche Mode’, all of the fly buttons original. To the base of the legs the 13 eyelets still have their original strung style lace attached. Condition:
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. Very nice silver wire bullion weave, attached to the wreath the central multi coloured cockade, green backing cloth, some light moth to the area surrounding the central cockade.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAP EAGLE. An oxidised bullion wire woven army officers cap eagle. Mint unissued condition, still on its paper backing with the majority of the wire slightly oxidised.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS CAVALRY BREECHES. A nice set of breeches constructed from the captured Italian cloth, complete with leather thigh inserts. Some minor staining to the breech area. Waistband size ‘40cm’ complete with zip closure to the base of the breeches. Ideal for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY ALCOSO. An extremely nice army officers dagger with very good blade by Alcoso, all cross grain finish remaining to the blade, good bright finish. All of the fittings, which comprise of the upper pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour with a nice deep patination. Deep orange grip, which is totally undamaged, complete with both strap retaining rings, this is a good heavy constructed example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. A magnificent full length blade with all its cross grain finish remaining, virtually mint bright. Good deep Eickhorn logo picked out in grey which sets beautifully against the bright finish of the blade. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard match absolutely perfectly. Good toned finish overall. Deep casting to all of the details of the fittings. The orange grip is excellent with two very minor hair line cracks at the base where fitted to the lower grip ring.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER BY EICKHORN. Superb Eickhorn blade with the Eickhorn logo in grey contrasting against the good bright cross grain finished blade. White celluloid grip completely undamaged, complete with its original portapee knot, which is somewhat oxidised and frayed but still all intact. Undamaged scabbard with both its hanging rings.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER HANGERS. An excellent unused set of the dagger hangers, good brocade, good colour to the green velvet backing material, all of the finish remaining to the buckles and clips with spring closure clips working correctly.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER WITH STRAPS. Excellent blade by P.D.Lunschloss of Solingen with all cross grain finish remaining. The finish to the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard generally good, the cross guard has toned to a semi matt grey where the scabbard has still much blue patination. The white grip has one minor crack and nick to the celluloid covering over the wood to the left hand side. Complete with a set of the deluxe hanging straps, brocade good, fittings slightly dull.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A very nice condition non maker marked bladed army officers dagger, the blade has all cross grain finish remaining, good patinated finish overall to all the fittings with the owner’s initials ‘O.SP.’ hand engraved into the back of the cross guard. Deep orange grip totally undamaged. Undented scabbard complete with a set of the velvet and silver wire hanging straps. Some wear to the wire section of the straps and the velvet behind, complete with its portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. An excellent example with an extremely good blade by Eickhorn with much cross grain finish remaining. All of the fittings, which include the upper pommel, grip lower ring, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour and condition. Slight lifting of the nickel plating to the right hand edge of the scabbard but with good blued patination overall. Deep orange grip completely undamaged with no chips. A fine example.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. Generally good blade, slight corrosion at the tip, non maker marked, fittings dull overall with one crack to the deep orange grip.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A good clean army officers dagger with the blade by Robert Klaas of Solingen. Some minor abrasions to the blade but with much cross grain finish remaining. All of the fittings, which include the upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour and condition. Deep orange grip. One small chip to the area of the lower grip where it fits to the lower ring, one indentation to the lower front of the scabbard.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS DAGGER. A non maker marked magnificent condition army officers dagger, the blade is full length with all its original cross grain finish, which is mint bright. All of the fittings, which include the top pommel, lower grip ring, cross guard and scabbard all match and toned to beautiful blued hue. Complete with its orange grip, which is totally undamaged with no cracks. Good deep casting to all the fittings. A very high quality piece.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS LEATHER BELT AND BUCKLE. A nice condition 110cm long officers wide leather belt with its correct belt loop and rectangular pebbled buckle with twin prong fixing. Stamped ‘110’ to the tip of the belt.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS PARADE BELT. An extremely good condition silver and green large size officers parade belt. 125cms in length. Beautiful brocade with both silver and green runners. Green velvet backing with its aluminium officers belt buckle, which is Assmann & Sohn marked.
GERMAN WWII ARMY OFFICERS REMOVABLE BREAST EAGLE. The very wide winged removable all metal breast eagle for the summer uniform retaining virtually all of its original silvering, complete with its pin, hook, catch and uniform steadying hook to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 HAUPTMANNS BLACK WRAP OVER TUNIC. more images.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER HAUPTMANN’S STITCH IN SHOULDER BOARDS. A superb service worn matched pair of stitch in shoulder boards for an army Panzer Hauptmann of standard construction for stitch in style. Pink wool underlay standard exterior subdued weave, the two lower rank pips for when the wearer was originally an Oberleutant match completely. Both gothic style Panzer letter ‘P’s match in colour, consistency and design. There is a slight difference in the two further rank pips added when the wearer was promoted to a Hauptmann.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER JAGER IDENTITY DISC. A zinc splittable oval identity disc, previously the property of soldier 6436 in Inf.PZ.Jag.Ers.KP.522. Excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER M.42 NCO’S SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A single slip-on shoulder board for the M.42/43 tunic, with matching uniform cloth. Wool pink piped. Silver NCO lace to the board. Complete with its slip-on tab, which is lined in a grey cotton.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER M.42 OVERSEAS CAP. It is often not realised how scarce the M.42 black Panzer side cap is, this example is in beautiful quality smooth black cloth, no moth damage, unworn condition, complete with its one-piece T shaped Bevo woven white on black national eagle with cockade below, twin blackened pebbled front buttons, single air vent. The interior is green satin lined and clearly stamped within a rectangle ‘Paul Neumann Oldenburg 1943 size 58’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PANZER OVERSEAS CAP EAGLE. A cut from roll grey on black Bevo woven eagle for the Panzer Army black overseas cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PARADE BAYONET WITH ETCHED BLADE BY E.PACK. A very nice bladed army parade bayonet marked ‘E.Pack & Son Solingen’ with good bright blade with very fine central ‘IN MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME’ etching. The reverse side is plain. Good plating to the hilt, undamaged chequered grips, slotted for rifle use, with its original scabbard with some paint losses as can be seen on our web images.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PARADE BAYONET WITH ETCHED BLADE. Blade by WKC with etched panel to one side only with central down swept wings, eagle and swastika with the lettering in German ‘IN MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME’ with floriated patterns either side. Some minor lifting of finish to the blade otherwise generally good, plating thin to the eagle headed hilt, which is slotted for bayonet use. Composition grips undamaged, in its original scabbard, which is thin on the reverse side of its original black paint.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PARADE BAYONET. The army parade bayonet with blade by Eickhorn, some grease spotting to the blade, which can be cleaned, good nickel plating to the hilt with its fully functioning rifle retaining system, with its original scabbard which has the majority of its black painted finish present. The blade is complete with its original leather washer. Overall length 40cm.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PAYMASTER TRAINEE PATCH. EX BRIAN L. DAVIES COLLECTION. Recently the remains of the collection of the well known author on Third Reich subjects Brian L. Davies has come to the market, these are from that collection. One moth nip to dark green backing cloth, yellow embroidery.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER ENLISTED MANS OR NCO’S VISOR CAP. A size ‘57’ stamped visor cap in the tellerform, early pre war ribbed material construction, standard dark green centre band, black piping for pioneer/engineer units. A matched set of national eagle and cockade. Standard patent chinstrap with square edged buckles. No moth damage anywhere on the cap. To the interior wear use is evident, the mid tan sweatband all in place without damage, the remainder of the interior is lined in the russet brown heavy cotton material, which is stamped size ‘57’ to the very centre of the crown. On folding back the sweatband reveals a very big ink stamp of the maker ‘K.H.Flauber, Minden, Westfalia’ with a clear date of ‘1938’.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER MANS GREATCOAT EPAULETTES. A set of the slightly longer epaulettes for an army pioneer mans greatcoat. Black silk waffenfarbe, standard field grey centre, complete with both of the slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII ARMY PIONEER NCO’S TUNIC. An early style tunic, black piped to the front closure flap of the tunic, 8 buttons, two upper pockets with curved flaps and central pleats, two lower pockets angled with hidden pockets, dark green collar, a set of really nice padded parade style black based collar patches, stitch-in black piped pioneer dark green shoulder boards with training school letter gothic ‘L’ embroidered to the boards with number ‘2’ below with nco candidate lace at the base of the boards. A nice quality nco’s stitched on silver on green breast eagle, double litzen nco rank patch to the right hand sleeve as the tunic is worn, an Iron Cross 1st class WWI and a 1935 Third Reich awarded War Honour Cross medal ribbon with its crossed swords motif missing. Deep barrel cuffs. The tunic has suffered from moth overall, there are two moth holes to the central back panel, two above the bottom left hand front pocket, one large moth hole to the underarm left hand side close to the main body of the tunic, two small moth holes close to the upper right front pocket, also a scattering to both deep turned back cuffs. Green silk lining. Munster tailor’s label remaining, which is slightly shredded.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SIGNALS CRUSHER CAP. A very nice large size approximately 58 old style crusher cap constructed in Melton cloth, some minor moth tracking to the crown, also moth tracking to the overhang of the cap where the body meets the dark green centre band. Lemon yellow piping, standard Bevo woven officers eagle and national cockade, soft crushable leather peak. The mid tan leather sweatband all in place with evidence of minor wear use. The silk inner lining in the forehead area has shredded. The inner crown has its original non maker marked centre celluloid lozenge in place with evidence around the crown area of wear use. A nice cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SIGNALS NCO’S VISOR CAP. A very nice officer quality high saddle shaped visor cap, the cap is marked size ‘56’ to the inner sweatband. The upper body is constructed in very fine officers quality material, the crown is piped in lemon yellow for signals as is the upper and lower dark green centre band. A nice matching set of stamped aluminium national eagle, wreath and central cockade. Fitted with an nco’s patent leather oval buckle to the chinstrap, two black side buttons, standard front peak with light tan interior. No moth damage anywhere on the cap. The interior is in standard issue quality, an undamaged mid tan to brown wide leather sweatband, which shows evidence of wear use. The upper inner crown is lined in russet brown silk. The remaining inner sides of the cap unlined, with a complete celluloid centre lozenge with the silver blocked wording ‘STIRNDRUCKFREI DEUTSCHES REICHSPATENT’. The orange forehead cushion originally in he cap has solidified with evidence of the material still within the cap.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SOLDBUCH AND WEHRSTAMMBUCH. An unusual pairing being the original soldbuch carried by the soldier in service belonging to Josef Seiler. The soldbuch is wrapped in protective greaseproof paper, there is a photograph of Josef Seiler to the inner cover wearing the M.42/43 tunic, hatless plus two small photographs in civilian clothing. He served in Grenadier Regiment 379 and 392 in the Infantry Gun Companies of both regiments, awarded the Black Wound Badge December 1943 after being wounded in Finland. His wehrstammbuch, which is his military service record book held at Unit Headquarters also contains extensive service records showing him having served in north Finland, September 1942 to May 1944. A highly interesting double document set, normally either the soldbuch on its own or the wehrstammbuch on its own are available to collectors, this is a rare pairing.
GERMAN WWII ARMY SOLDBUCH, BEHRINGER. A nice army soldbuch showing the Senior NCO wearing his M.36 uniform, hatless, Behringer served in Machine Gun Battalion 47 Anti Tank Battalion 179 of the 79th Infantry Division and Panzer Artillery Regiment 103 part of the 6th Panzer Division. In these units he served in the Eastern Front, he was awarded the War Merit Cross 2nd class with swords in June 1943. The soldbuch is fully annotated on nearly every page including the award of the War Merit Cross on page 22.
GERMAN WWII ARMY STANDARD-BEARER’S BEVO WOVEN ARM PATCH. One of the most attractive and largest items of Bevo weave insignia for the Armed Forces is the standard-bearer’s arm patch produced in all different colours for different Arms of Service, this is with white flags for Infantry. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII ARMY 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 TINNY. A very large tinny badge showing a motorcycle and sidecar with the letters ‘WH’ pressed into the front number plate with the lettering ‘Wehrfahig’ on a separately applied tablet. German steel helmet with bayonet through the centre in shield below.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL SHORTS. An absolutely mint unissued set of army tropical shorts, complete with its hidden three pronged waist belt. ‘Darmstadt’ maker’s stamp to the lining with the full block of size stampings. All zeltbahn type fly buttons intact.
GERMAN WWII ARMY TROPICAL WATER BOTTLE. A beautiful water bottle having felt body. The drinking cup is maker coded ‘GYM’ with all the original paint remaining. Complete with its web cradle and metal connecting clip.
GERMAN WWII ARMY WEHRPASS TO A DIEPPE DEFENDER. A standard army wehrpass issued on the 21st February 19?? To a soldier born in 1909. Pasge 12 showing all of his unit services, showing that on the 19th August 1942 he was serving with the 2./Jager Bataillon 2 in the defence of Dieppe. This was the famous raid by the allies comprising mainly of Canadian forces, which ended in disaster. After Dieppe the soldier was transferred to Russia where he was killed on the 1st March 1943. Page 32 shows an annotation of his service in Dieppe. Pass photograph wearing civilian dress. A comprehensively filled out wehrpass for an historical action.
GERMAN WWII ARMY WEHRPASS TO RUSSIAN SCHUTZ KORPS. Standard Armed Forces wehrpass issued to Leo Schonwalder who was a Volks Deutsche Czech serving on its German staff. The unit was formed in 1941 from White Russians living in Yugoslavia who had left Russia after the revolution. It mainly fought against Tito’s communist partisans. He was killed on the 8th October 1941 probably in action against Soviet forces near Ripanj in Serbia. Pass photograph in civil dress together with his killed in action citation dated 8th January 1945, signed by Company Hauptmann. Very rare unit wehrpass.
GERMAN WWII ARMY/WAFFEN SS OFFICERS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A good long pair with good upper medium size waist set of the Armed Forces straight leg trousers constructed from the Italian captured material. Absolutely superb condition, no moth damage, complete with turn-ups, two side pockets, one rear hip pocket with waist adjusters. Beautifully lined.
GERMAN WWII ARNEM PARATROOPER PAPERWORK GROUP. A rare group of three documents belonging to Ober Gefreiter Adolf Harms who was a member of the heavy unit of the paratrooper rocket launcher unit. S.Fallsch.Werfer-Abt.21. All three documents A5 size, all have been folded. The Iron Cross 2nd Class is heavily stained. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation awarded 28th September 1944, Wound Badge in silver awarded 25.9.1944, to 2./Schw.Fall.Werfer-Abt.22. He was awarded the Wound Badge in silver for one wound indicating he must have lost a limb. Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Badge awarded 16th April 1943 to Adolf Harms, then serving with 1./Flakschw.Abt.198.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY MANS HOT SHELL CASE GLOVES. An excellent pair of the sacking and heat resistant lined mittens for the handling of hot shell cases. RB numbered to the interior with mark Roman numeral size ‘II’.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY NCO TUNIC INSIGNIA GROUP. A group of insignia removed from one tunic of an artillery NCO. Standard M.36 slip-on boards, red wool piping, NCO lace, twin rank pips indicating the rank of Oberfeldwebel. Complete with their matching Bevo woven artillery red centred collar patches set on sections of dark green uniform cloth, which have suffered from moth slightly and finally an NCO ordnance technician yellow gothic letter on dark green uniform backing with a run of silver lace surrounding the insignia.
GERMAN WWII ARTILLERY RESERVE OBERLEUTNANT’S COMBAT SERVICE TUNIC. A good well service worn four pocket M.36 style officers tunic for a Reserve Oberleutnant in the 6th Regiment of Artillery. All insignia is totally original to the tunic, subdued grey lace exterior shoulder boards with red and Reserve grey underlay cloth, Regimental number ‘6’ to each board, matching bullion wire and red centred collar patches, much wear to the rear of the collar, army officers breast eagle attached with some loose threads and minor oxidisation. The tunic has all subdued buttons, deep turned back cuffs, regimental tailor’s patches to both elbows, the deep turned back cuffs are worn. A well worn War Service Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. The interior lining is complete but worn with shredding at the join of the arm and the main body underneath the armpit. A good example of a well combat used artillery officers tunic.
GERMAN WWII ASERBAIDSCHAN PRINTED VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Aserbaidschan volunteer arm shield with the German Forces in WWII. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII ASERBAIDSCHAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The beautiful 1st design Bevo Wuppertal volunteer arm shield for the Aserbaidschan Legion who fought with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Mint, cut from roll.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT FRAME BAG. Excellent condition assault frame bag complete with all its leather fitments, metal eyelets, canvas attachment tabs to fit into the A frame.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT GUN PAPER GROUPING. A scarce Army Assault Gun grouping of citations. Single semi hard card Iron Cross 2nd class citation, pre printed, A5 size to Unteroffizier Willi Dombach of the 2./Sturmgesch./Abt.209. Award date ‘5th September 1943’ with light pen signature of the Unit Commander. Pre printed A5 size lightweight citation for the General Assault Badge dated ‘18th August 1943’ to the same unit. Pen signed by Unit Commander Major Simoiski, non folded, non punch holed. Standard A5 size pre printed citation, non punch holed, non folded, by now promoted to Leutnant Willi Dombach, 14th October 1943, pen signature. Award for the East Front Medal with unidentified Oberst’s signature. Complete with three private photographs showing recipient and colleagues all in assault gun wrap over tunics.
GERMAN WWII ASSAULT GUNNERS PAPER GROUPING. Iron Cross 2nd class A5 size citation, non folded, non punch holed to Funker Wilhelm Putz of Signals Unit 195 dated ‘23rd November 1941 with ink signature of General Leutnant Von Armin commander of the 96th Infantry Division. A5 size citation non folded, non punch holed for the Infantry Assault Badge to Wilhelm Putz dated 18.1.1942 with an unidentified Oberst ink signature. A field produced citation for 25 General Assault Badge, non folded, non punch holed to the 1./Sturmgeschutz-Brigade 279, dated ‘6th December 1944 with pencil signature of the Unit Company Commander, at this time the unit was fighting in East Prussia. A 1938 A5 citation to Putz while serving in the RAD, his RAD Arbeits book with entries. Iron Cross 1st Class A5 size citation, once folded, once punch holed to Putz while serving with Grenadier Regiment 428 dated 1st April 1945 with ink signature of General Leutnant Von Rappard.
GERMAN WWII AUXILIARY CRUISER BADGE. A nice condition unmarked example of the Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser badge. Good gilt remaining to the wreath, nice nickel coloured plating to the globe, slight dullness to the silvered finish on the Viking ship. The globe is affixed with the single domed rivet, the award is complete with its original needle verical pin, hinge and original hook.
GERMAN WWII BATTLESHIP TIRPITZ CITATIONS. Two citations plus one further on board produced document awarded to Mechanikersobergefreiten Piontek, semi hard card A5 citation to the Iron Cross 2nd class dated ‘20th April 1944’ this probably relates to service after the British aerial attack on the 4th April 44, semi hard card A5 citation, much faded after being framed Fleet badge to Piontek on the battleship Tirpitz. A slightly larger than A5 size printed citation for the Tirpitz crossing the Arctic Circle, produced on board thr Tirpitz and hand coloured showing an outline of the Tirpitz and Northern Norway, dated 12th March 1943, this relates to the Tirpitz role in attacking British convoys to Russia.
GERMAN WWII 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 BLEACHED AFRIKA KORPS 1st PATTERN CAP. A superb cap that is iconic within the collecting world of German militaria. The 1st pattern Afrika Korps cap is heavily 'chemically bleached' as done by the soldiers in the field using a mixture of petrol and anti gas tablets. The fashion amongst the troops was to have the appearance of the hardened veteran and chemical bleaching was popular along with natural sun fading. The exterior of the cap was stiff heavyweight tropical cloth along with 1st pattern bevo insignia both factory applied and un touched, the cornflower blue soutache for 'Transport' has been removed as per February 1942 regulations, the remains of the blue coloured soutache is visible when viewed between the seem of the peak and body of the cap. The darker line of where the soutache once sat is also visible surrounding the roundel. The original air vents are nicely oxidised. The interior of the cap has the standard red lining which is unstitched around the rear section of the cap through wear. The cap sits nicely like a bucket when upturned, which is always a positive sign of originality. The maker mark of Erich Bergmann with a date of 1941 and size 59 present along with stitch marks where a name label was once present inside. The maker Erich Bergmann is considered one of the rarer makers of these caps as per documented in the book 'Afirka Korps' by Daniel Fisher, where another Bergmann cap is illustrated. The interior front brow of the cap carries the usual grime and sweat marks and the stitching at the front is still intact. The underside of the peak is bleached but not as faded as the topside adding further to the history of the cap being chemically bleached and further faded by the sun. A truly wonderful item!
GERMAN WWII BLUE WEB 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.
GERMAN WWII BLUE WEB MP40 POUCH. An absolutely super lightly combat used left hand side example of the MP40 pouch, produced in the dark blue grey canvas throughout with a pocket to the side for a loading tool. To the rear the belt mounting loops are of brown pebbled leather with '42' stamping manufacturer's marks as well as waffen amt. The D ring strap is of a heavy course webbing material. Interestingly the front closure straps appear to have been blackened at the time, probably using polish to subdue them somewhat. The overall condition is excellent with highlighting to the corners, the stitching throughout is a beautiful contrasting cream on white colour and the whole pouch is damage free.
GERMAN WWII BOOK 'UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE GERMAN ARMY 1900-1918' We have recently purchased a very fine library of advanced military books which we will be listing over the next few updates. Volume 1 of this huge work by Johan Somers consisting of hundreds of excellent black and white images as well as period uniforms plates taken from the original Ruha publications. In super used condition with just tiny nicks to the outer jacket.
GERMAN WWII BRANDENBURG DIVISION GROUPING. A rare paperwork grouping of the Brandenburgers, comprising Iron Cross 2nd class citation, standard A5 form, folded once awarded to Unteroffizier Otto Jarosch of the 9./JG.-RGT.2 Brandenburg, dated ‘11th March 1945’ facsimile signature of the General Major of the division Schulte Heuthaus. Wound badge in black, standard A5 sized citation, folded once, to the same recipient, dated ‘2nd February 1945’ for the Wound badge in black signed by Unit Doctor of the 2nd Jager Battalion, Brandenburg. The rare soldbuch in good condition with photo pass head and shoulders, hatless, wearing M.43 uniform. Entry for his joining the 2nd Jager Regiment Brandenburg, stamped for his being in Regiment Brandenburg from the 15th August 1939, a full list of his awards, War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, East Front medal, Krim Shield, drivers badge in bronze, General Assault badge, Iron Cross 2nd class, black Wound badge. Also enlisted is an army telegram recording him to his unit. He was wounded in March 1945 and subsequently transferred to replacement unit, therefore avoiding being captured by Russians. The Brandenburg unit was first formed as a German version of the British SAS and before the latter was created. It was a highly secret unit operating behind enemy lines often in enemy uniforms and using enemy weapons and vehicles. One of its operations was a seizure of the Crimea, hence the award of the Krim Shield to this man, in September 1944 he passed from the control of the army’s intelligence section the Abwehr and became a Panzer Grenadier division fighting on the Eastern Front and on the Oder east of Berlin.
GERMAN WWII BRAUNSCHWEIG ENAMEL DAY BADGE. A very nice large enamelled Day badge, Braunschweig 18th/19th of November 1933. some slight damage to the red enamel to centre, complete with its pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII BREAD BAG STRAP. A mint 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 BRITISCHE KRIEGSHEER. The first and second volumes published in February 1944, secret document books published by the Ober Kommander Des Heer on the Order of Battle of the British and Commonwealth Armies. Each book is marked ‘Gehein (secret), the first book having 464 pages listing the complete list of Generals of the British, Canadian, Australian, Indian and Polish Army Corps, the divisional structure right down to regimental level. Volume 2 117 pages of the badges and insignia many in colour of the Army Corps, Divisions, Brigades and regimental insignia of the British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South Africa and Indian Army Corps. A beautiful set of previously secret German documents highly interesting for the modern day researcher.
GERMAN WWII CAMOUFLAGE LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER HELMET. A rare Luftwaffe paratrooper helmet having very faint either batch or size markings to the inner rear skirt. On test the helmet liner appears to be size 55 or 56. The exterior shell with excellent camouflage finish of tan and green, possibly a pattern used in Sicily or Southern Italy. Some minor abrasions to the finish as can be seen to our web images. Standard spanner bolt fixing for the liner. The strapping system is in perfect condition with all male/female adjuster studs present and working correctly with its roller buckle. All of the stitches to the strapping system good and strong and workable. The inner liner has suffered from probably what is known as American red rot, photographs show clearly the rot that has occurred with evidence of an earlier collector repair to hold pieces together. In a modern environment within Europe this will not deteriorate.
GERMAN WWII 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 CAVALRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very nice condition saddle shaped cavalry officers visor cap. Non size marked but we estimate this to be size 55. Lovely condition material, no moth damage to any area of the upper body including the waffenfarbe. The golden yellow waffenfarbe stands out proudly against the field grey green of the upper body of the cap. Complete with a matched set of stamped aluminium national eagle and cockade with a gilded dragoon eagle sitting between the eagle and the cockade. Standard officers cap cords with silver pebbled side buttons. Standard visor. On inverting the cap a reasonable amount of service wear can be seen to the cap including some marks to the inside of the visor where the cap has been taken on and off. The mid tan sweatband is complete with indicated service wear but totally undamaged. The remainder of the inner of the cap is lined in gold silk, it would appear that a 71474 celluloid lozenge has never been fitted. Standard hair grease stains to the crown. A very nice service worn cap with excellent shape.
GERMAN WWII CAVALRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very good high saddle shaped cavalry officers visor cap, possibly size 56. all of the nap to the upper body of the cap is good constructed in the very fine quality light grey green smooth material. One moth nip to the golden yellow waffenfarbe to the side of the cap to the left of the national eagle. Stamped national eagle with bullion wire cockade, dragoon eagle placed between the national eagle and the bullion cockade indicating the owner was one of either the regimental staff of the 2nd and 4th Squadrons of Reiter Regiment 6, the 3rd Motorcycle Battalion and all units of the 3rd Cavalry Division. Fitted with standard officers cap cords, standard peak. To the interior the mid tan sweatband has evidence of much wear use, the interior lining is all in gold, a complete but cracked celluloid triangle is complete which is marked in red ‘ Original Schellenberg’. There is considerable wear and some light moth damage to the very lower edge of the cap. The sweatband is all complete, the majority on the stitching securing the sweatband to the main body has rotted and the sweatband is loose but intact.
GERMAN WWII CHEMICAL WARFARE OFFICERS TROUSERS. A superb pair of the officers straight leg trousers in grey of the central piping to each outside seam of an officer in a Chemical Warfare unit. The trousers are in the most superb condition, there is not one speck of moth anywhere on the garment. Complete with all of its waist adjusters. Evidence of slight service wear on the inside lining. The rear pocket unusually is zipped. Standard button fly. Two side angled pockets. There rare trousers would be worn with the piped field service tunic with the same colour waffenfarbe.
GERMAN WWII CHOLM BATTLE SHIELD. A superb totally original example of the rarest battle shield, this example having a good majority of its original semi matt grey finish remaining, some light rust spotting to the edges, which has flooded to the field grey army backing cloth, especially in the area of the upper part of the shield. The paper backing still all intact, flooded rust has perforated the paper as can be seen by our web images.
GERMAN WWII CITATION GROUP THIELE. A good group of five award citations awarded to Stabsgefreiter Willi Thiele who was a member of the 561st Anti Tank Battalion with self propelled guns, comprising 1st Oktober 1938 Medal dated 22nd June 1940, the Infantry General Assault Badge dated 25th September 41 as a member of 2./BZ.JAG.ABT.561, pen signed by General Major Rittau, Knights Cross Winner 2nd November 1941 as a General Major and was killed in action August 42 in Russia. Wound Badge in black citation dated 1st June 1942, signed by Section Doctor at Reserve Hospital Vienna. The East Front Medal dated 27th July 1942 signed by a Major and Battalion Company Commander. The War Merit Cross 2nd class with sword citation dated 1st September 44, signed by General of Infantry Von Buenau who was awarded the Knights Cross 15th August 1940 and was also the 766th recipient of the Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross awarded 5th March 1945. He was also awarded the German Cross in gold on the 21st January 1943. All citations are punch holed and either single or double folded, the citations are accompanied by three A4 size double sided printed pages of research, both in text and matt form.
GERMAN WWII CIVIL ORGANISATIONS BELT LEATHER. The slightly lighter weight of leather belt used by organisations from the SA, NSKK, NSBO, Organisation Todt and such-like. Excellent condition. 105cms in length.
GERMAN WWII COASTAL ARTILLERY EARLY SHOULDER BOARD. An early shoulder board pointed style for the Coastal Artillery tunic, heavily machine embroidered with crossed anchors and Roman numeral III. Some moth damage as can be seen from our web images.
GERMAN WWII 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 BELT LEATHER DATED ‘42’. We have recently discovered a small quantity of absolutely mint unissued combat belt leathers. This example is stamped size ‘95’ excellent white stitching to the securing tab and the area around the clip with three strands missing from the white stitching. This example is ‘Bielefeld 1942’ maker marked and dated. Complete with its original aluminium clip.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT CLASP IN BRONZE. The Armed Forces combat clasp in bronze, good original finish remaining to the exterior, some finish missing on the reverse side to the central plate, complete with its wide tapering pin, non maker marked.
GERMAN WWII COMBAT HELMET CHINSTRAP. A complete double part German combat helmet chinstrap, which has one split to the centre and has been collector stitch repaired to strengthen the strap, this is a good chinstrap for display with a helmet only but would not withstand any pressure. Both rivets in place.
GERMAN WWII CONCENTRATION CAMP NEUENGAMME IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece split zinc identity disc for an SS guard at the concentration camp of Neuengamme, marked ‘SS-T.STUBA 952 K.L.NEUENGAMME’. Some slight corrosion to edges.
GERMAN WWII CONCENTRATION CAMP ORANIENBURG IDENTITY DISC. A one-piece splittable aluminium identity disc marked ‘SST Stuba Oraneinburg, individual soldier number 182.
GERMAN WWII CONDOR LEGION WOUND BADGE IN GOLD. A very rare one-piece stamped Wound Badge with the large M.16 helmet and the raised swastika, known as the Condor Legion example. All gilt remaining, the award has taken a knock which has depressed the helmet slightly. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS BAYONET. Blade by Clemen & Jung of Solingen, blade spotting as can be seen on our web images to both sides of the blade. Eagle headed hilt with stag grips. Complete with its original eagle style clamshell, in its metal scabbard with all original paint finish present with age lines showing through the paint, all fitted with a brown leather frog, which is unmarked.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS LONG SERVICE MEDAL. An excellent example of the very scarce Customs long service medal in bronze. All of its original finish remaining. Unfortunately the blue ribbon with the embroidered Customs insignia is not fitted to this piece and a plain blue ribbon is fitted and the award is priced accordingly. BC7
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE ARM BAND. The silver Bevo woven on green cuff band for use by the Customs Service having the upswept wing tipped Customs eagle picked out in silver, silver edging, one small white stain to the left hand side of the cuff band, sewn together at the rear.
GERMAN WWII CUSTOMS SERVICE MEDAL. The finish is rather subdued otherwise excellent condition with a blue section of ribbon. The correct ribbon for this award is a yellow insignia with the top half of the wreath shorter than the police insignia.
GERMAN WWII D.D.A.C. CAR BADGE. One of the most beautifully enamelled badges of the Third Reich is the members badge for the German Automobile Club of Third Reich period known as the D.D.A.C. Multiple enamel finish in black, white and red, this example one minor crack to the oval badge, which measures 10cm x 8cm with its original markings impressed onto the reverse side with the initials at the bottom ‘PS’ we presume this maybe a manufacturer.
GERMAN WWII DACHAU PAPERWORK GROUPING. Five pieces of extremely rare paperwork regarding the death of a prisoner in Dachau on the 11th March 1942. The death certificate of Hermann Will of Brandenburg, who was born on the 16th August 1892 making him 50 years old, a letter on Concentrationslager Dachau headed paper dated 23rd March 1942 listing all the effects of Hermann Will that are returned to his wife Frau Elizabeth Will, signed by the SS Property Office. A telegram to Elizabeth Will informing her of the death of her husband and the very important A5 size letter on the headed paper, again of the Concentrationslager Dachau, signed by the Commander of the crematorium that accompanied Herman Will's ashes back to his home and wife Elizabeth Will. The last piece is the Mitglieds Karte that was carried by Herman Will. We have had many items of both paperwork and other objects from the concentration camps, but never a letter indicating the return of ashes to the family.
GERMAN WWII DANZIG LUFTSCHUTZ MEMBERSHIP PIN. A scarce 20mm circumference blue, white and silver enamelled membership badge of the Danzig Luftschutz. Ges Gesch marked on the reverse side in raised relief with standard tinny construction.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK GROUP. A semi hard card A5 sized citation for the Demjansk Shield awarded to Leutnant Henrich Laible of the 6th Abteilung of Artillery Regiment 30, awarded 31st December 1943 with facsimile signature of General Officer commanding the division. Second citation being for the Winter Medal in the East to Leutnant Laible whilst serving on the staff of Grenadier Regiment 46, awarded 11th August 1942. Totally mint, non punch holed or folded. The issue rubber stamp slightly affected by damp. Both citations are within their original feld post envelope, both Artillery Regiment 30 and the 46th Grenadier Regiment were part of the 30th Infantry Division, one of the original first 6th Divisions trapped in the Demjansk pocket from February 42 to February 43.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK SHIELD AND CITATION. A framed A5 size citation for the Demjansk Shield to Obergefreiten Heinrich Rolf of 1./NACHRICHTENABTEILUNG 42. Awarded 20th November 1943. Facsimile signed by a General of Infantry with rubber stamp of the unit visible, although faded. Some age spotting. The Demjansk Shield is without its backing material, the frame is sealed.
GERMAN WWII DEMJANSK SHIELD GROUPING. A good grouping of four citations to Obergefreiter Ernst Agger, who served in Grenadier Regiment 501. The Demjansk Shield citation is A5 size non punch holed, one fold, awarded ‘31st September 1943’ with facsimile signature of the Divisional General and a pen signature of the Company Oberleutnant. Iron Cross 2nd Class citation A5 size, awarded ‘December 1944’, with issue rubber stamp and ink signature of the Major General of the 290th Infantry Division. East Front citation, A5 size, dated ‘July 42’, Battalion Commanding Officer’s ink signature. Black Wound Badge A5 size citation, dated ‘August 41’, Commaning Officer’s ink signature, plus a letter confirming award of the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, awarded for bitter and hard fought defence of the Demjansk Cauldron from ‘February 1942 to February 43’. A good group.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE ARBEIT FRONT ARMBAND. A very high quality silk-like light blue armband, beautifully Bevo woven with the central logo of the swastika surrounded by a cogwheel.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE ARBEIT FRONT BANNER TOP. A very nice cast aluminium DAF pole top, marked ‘RZM’ to the tube area, it still has one of the original flag hanging rings connected to the lower part of the pole top.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE FRAUENSHAFT BADGE. The enamel version for the female section of the Party. Undamaged enamel, slight toning to the silvering to the title at the top of the award. Triangular shaped. Pin back construction, heavily stamped ‘RZM 1/8’.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE JUNGVOLK MARKSMANSHIP BADGE. The scarce 21mm enamel circular badge for the shooting proficiency of the under 16’s. Slight cracking to the enamel of the single rune, some wear to the tips of the crossed rifles. Complete with its original pin back assembly, marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/52’. This is a well used original badge and not to be confused with the huge amount of reproductions of this badge that are available. This is from a collection put together in the 1960’s and 70’s.
GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHLAND ERWACHT (GERMAN AWAKE). A poor condition copy of the hard cover book Germany Awake with a split spine and stained cover. The interior of the book is in excellent order apart from age foxing to the edges. 150 pages of many black and white separately applied illustrations and gothic German text into the history of the NSDAP
GERMAN WWII DIE DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT. The original WWII Moritz Ruhl book showing full colour plates of the German Army, Navy and Luftwaffe uniforms and insignia. All in colour. A total of 21 pages. Beautiful colour plates.
GERMAN WWII DJ BELT BUCKLE. The all one-piece stamped buckle with single raised rune centre for the younger boys of the DJ. Some scratching to the surface with loss of nickel plating to the lower left hand side. The main buckle is not distorted.
GERMAN WWII DJ TRUMPET BANNER. A very fine example of a totally original trumpet banner for the DJ, most flags seen available are 1960’s copies, this very fine example measuring 59cm to the very tip of each fringe with 55cm in depth. Very lightweight black cloth with the single rune of the Deutsche Jungvolk overlaid to both sides of the banner. All of the fringing in a mixture of two strands of white, two strands of black, the four loops for tying the banner to the rings on a trumpet are again all in intertwined black and white wool.
GERMAN WWII DLV CAR PENNANT. A small size 15 x 27 very nicely hand embroidered car pennant on blue flag cloth with the central insignia on both sides of the Deutsche Luftsportverband. Complete with both its suspension rings.
GERMAN WWII DLV ENLISTED MANS BUCKLE. A good example of the one-piece stamped steel buckle for the DLV. All finish remaining to the exterior with its double pronged belt fixing system.
GERMAN WWII DLV GLIDER OFFICERS BADGE. A three seagull level mint condition Glider Qualification Badge in heavy wire embroidery. Some stitches indicating this has been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII DLV/NSFK FLYER’S KNIFE. Generally good blade, finely marked ‘SMF Solingen’, some light staining to the blade, good heavy nickel cross guard and top pommel with undamaged enamel to the swastikas on both sides of the hilt. Grip leather good and undamaged, leather to scabbard good, good heavy nickel fittings to the upper and lower scabbard mount. The upper throat marked ‘SCHL’(School) ‘457’ with the NSFK flying man logo to the throat. All original screws fitted to the mounts with its original leather strap and clip, the leather is rather cracked.
GERMAN WWII DR. HEINRICH DOEHLE ORDERS AND DECORATIONS PERIOD BOOK. A good clean example of the 127 page wartime period 1941 published work entitled Die Orden Und Ehrenzeichen Des Grossdeutschen Reichs by Dr. Heinrich Doehle. For the serious orders and decorations collector this is the original source work. Black white images of all of the awards and decorations introduced to up and including 1941, including a double page of ribbon colours, this work not only includes the orders and medals but the military awards. Spine generally good with its original black and white fly leaf cover, which is distressed.
GERMAN WWII DRAEGER COMBAT GAS MASK AND CONTAINER. Originally issued to fire service units and other auxiliary departments but re-issued to Volksturm and similar forces late in the war. Field grey painted overall complete with its original straps. Slight indentation to the ribbed container otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII DRIVING MITTENS. The leather and grey green canvas drivers mittens, the palms are lined with grey leather with apertures for thumb and index finger. Grey green canvas exterior with all adjusting grey leather tab in a leather virtually identical to the leather used on German paratrooper helmet straps. The mittens are fur lined in the hand section. One glove is RB numbered and Waffen acceptance stamped.
GERMAN WWII DRL BADGE IN BRONZE. Unusual to find an example without any manufacturers markings on the reverse side at all. Nice condition.
GERMAN WWII DRL SPORTS BADGE FOR WAR WOUNDED. A mint condition DRL Sports Badge for the War Wounded. Beautiful gilt to the wreath, good silvering to the lettering, swastika at base, maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘Ernst L Muller Pforzheim’ and marked ‘DRGM 35269’.
GERMAN WWII DUETSCHES FRAUENWERK WOMEN’S WORK ORGANISATION BADGE. A subsidiary organisation from the Frauenschaft. Triangular form black, silver and red enamel badge with runic symbol to the centre with silver mobile swastika and silver runic symbol to the centre, measuring 3cm x 3cm. Complete with its heavy duty tinny type fixing on the reverse side. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM 11/102’.
GERMAN WWII DUSSELDORF INDUSTRIAL AWARD. A highly attractive cast iron plaque measuring 9 x 13cm, laid into a presentation case. To the upper inner lid black and silver blocked into the silk is the flag of the City of Dusseldorf overlaid on a large silver blocked swastika. The plaque itself shows the City outline plus a worker and a maiden all laid into its original presentation box, which measures 16 x 20cm with two closing catches. The title at the base of the plaque reads ‘Ehrengabe Des Oberburgermeisters Der Stadt Dusseldorf’.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH NAZI PARTY (NSB) SUPPORTERS BADGE. A white metal Wolfsangel badge for the Dutch Nazi Party Supporters. 17mm in length, complete with its slightly bent civilian lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH NAZI PARTY LABOUR CORPS MEMBERSHIP BADGE. Slightly dull enamel but excellent detail, shield shaped badge measuring 15mm x 20mm with its Dutch maker at the base of the shield on the reverse side. Complete with its twisted and grooved lapel fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII DUTCH WOMEN’S LABOUR CORPS MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A 20 x 15mm shield shaped badge for the Dutch Women’s Labour Corps. Dark grey finish, complete with a loop above for the fitting of a ribbon, of which we presume a breast fixing pin is attached to. Small but a rare badge.
GERMAN WWII EAGLE ORDER 1ST CLASS. An absolutely mint example of the German Eagle Order 1st Class in its fitted case. The white enamel to the Maltese Cross centre of the award is absolutely perfect, no cracks, staining or damage of any sort. The enamel to the swastika is also good. Excellent finish to the metal parts of the award, complete with its original ribbon. The fitted box is in superb condition, good colour, excellent gilt to the central eagle and swastika, the upper inner lid has perfect gilt lettering, just minor scuffing to the very base of the award, the corners and the upper lid excellent.
GERMAN WWII EAGLE ORDER 6 POINTED BREAST STAR. The pin is marked ‘900’ indicating it was manufactured by the well known medallist J. Godet & Son. All of the silvering to the large six pointed star is superb. The enamel to the Maltese Cross centre is magnificent. The gilding to the forward down swept winged eagles equal in quality to the enamel and the whole piece. Beautiful reverse with its original pin, hook, hinge and ‘900’ stamping.
GERMAN WWII EARLY 1ST MODEL LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS DAGGER. A rare early transitional 1st model Luftwaffe dagger, transitional from the long 55cm DLV to the 1st model with the slightly domed rivets holding the scabbard fittings to the main scabbard base. The blade is absolutely superb by Tiger of Solingen, mint bright. All of the hilt and scabbard fittings in good nickel plate, complete with its correct short portapee knot. Some minor scuffing to the leather of the grip. All grip wire intact. The leather to the scabbard is excellent, complete with its set of suspension chains, which are marked ‘OLC’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII EARLY BREAD BAG STRAP. An exceptionally nice item of field equipment being the bread bag strap, this is clearly of very early and possible SSVT usage, the colour is the typical dark slightly beige grey of SSVT equipment and the ends are an untreated nickel type metal. The overall structure is of field combat usage with large buckle and well sewn fixtures. The item is complete, all spring work correctly and all leather areas of brown leather. There is a good and particularly legible set of markings dating this to 1938.
GERMAN WWII EARLY COASTAL ARTILLERY VISOR CAP. A highly unusual cap from a rare branch of the servies being the Alter art (crusher cap) with metal and embroidered insignia. The size is good at size 58, constructed in the classic Coastal Artillery green with its matching contrasting apple green centre band and apple green waffenfarbe. Silver cap cords. A gilded metal cockade on Coastal Artillery green backing cloth with naval metal eagle. Soft crushable leather peak, with its original leather sweatband. Purple lining with silver blocked uniform retailer’s name and address to the upper inner lining. A rare early Coastal Artillery cap.
GERMAN WWII EARLY INFANTRY SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare set of the pointed early shoulder boards for the M36 tunic, all dark bottle green, no individual unit or arm of service piping, surrounded by NCO’s lace, two rank pips to each board with regimental number ‘5’ to the centre of each board. Complete with their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII EARLY SS ARM EAGLE. A rare example of the early Waffen SS VT arm eagle of the period 1936 to 37. Unissued condition. Machine embroidered in grey thread on black background.
GERMAN WWII EARLY STYLE INFANTRY SCHOOL DER SPEISS TUNIC. A large size early style tunic, unfortunately suffering from some moth but a rare configuration. Two upper patch pockets with pleats, two lower angled hidden pockets, early style buttons fitted, dark green collar. A set of stitch-in Infantry School shoulder boards, white wool piped, Oberfeldwebel rank with gothic ‘S’ for school between the two rank pips. A set of the parade style infantry backed collar patches on the dark green collar with matching lace. Officers wire bullion breast eagle. The whole front of the tunic edges piped in white with two sections of Der Speiss lace to each deep barrelled cuffs. A moth hole to the lower left corner of the upper right hand pocket as the tunic is worn and considerable moth to the lower left hand barrel cuff and a lesser amount to the right barrel cuff, one quite large moth hole to the rear panel measuring 1.5cm x 1cm. The tunic is fully lined to the interior with heavy duty ribbed cloth similar to the issue quality lining material used on M.36 tunics. Another interesting feature to the tunic is the owner of the tunic has a rough cut hole through the lining material and the lower pocket to allow for the passing through of sword or dagger hangers indicating that this tunic was probably constructed before the introduction of any bladed side arm to the Wehrmacht.
GERMAN WWII EAST FRONT MEDAL CITATION TO GRENADIER BATTALION LIST. A standard semi hard card citation for the Winter Medal in the East, one fold, a rare unit, awarded to ‘Stabsfeldwebel Johann Hartmann. Award typed Gren.Ers.Batl.199 List’. Award dated ‘6th March 1944’ with pen signature of an unidentified Oberstleutnant and Regimental Commander.
GERMAN WWII EAST FRONT MEDAL. The majority of the finish remaining, slight toning to the silver of the helmet. Manufacturer stamped ‘127’, the Company of Moritz Hausch, Pforzheim’.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN FRONT MEDAL. Complete with ribbon, some minor loss of finish but generally good.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN FRONT MEDAL. Medal with majority of its original finish, slight staining on the reverse side, complete with its slightly subdued colour ribbon.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE'S AWARD IN GOLD. A near mint example of the scarce Eastern People's award, 1st class, with swords. All gilt remaining overall. Wide tapering pin at reverse side. Slight rubbing to the very high points of the flower petal at the centre of the award.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS IN BRONZE MEDAL WITH SWORDS. Plain green ribbon. All good finish to the bronze,ring marked 100.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS IN BRONZE MEDAL WITHOUT SWORDS. Complete with its green ribbon. All the original finish remaining to the bronze.ring marked 100.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS MEDAL IN GOLD WITH SWORDS. Excellent condition with its green and red ribbon, complete with pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S 2ND CLASS MEDAL IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. Some subduing to the silver finish, complete with its green and white ribbon. Pin back breast suspension, ring marked 100
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN GOLD WITH SWORDS. Slight toning to the gilt of the award, in its original fitted case with a gold blocked image of the Eastern People’s with swords to the exterior lid.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN GOLD WITHOUT SWORDS. Good gilt to the award with original pin, hook and hinge. Slight rusting to the pin. Condition:
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITH SWORDS. Good finish overall, complete with original pin, hook and hinge. Slight rusting to the tip of the pin.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. At least 60% of the original silvering remaining to the award, the original pin, hook and hinge, in its fitted presentation case, slight scuffing to the edges of the case.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. Excellent finish overall with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII EASTERN PEOPLE’S AWARD IN SILVER WITHOUT SWORDS. A good example retaining much of its original silvering in its dedicated presentation case with a silver blocked image of the award to the exterior lid. The reverse section of the box has broken away from the main body but is still complete.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS BREECHES. A good set of enlisted ranks breeches, which have had the leather thigh inserts removed, these have been sitting in a Bavarian film costumiers for many years. 41cms waistband. No moth damage, good nap to the cloth in area, complete with its rear adjuster. Two angled pockets with buttons. Open ticket pocket. All buttons to the crotch complete. Bavarian costumier labels intact plus Bavarian film costume company stamps to the interior. The pockets original had flaps and appear to have been removed with the opening strengthened. Ideal for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS OVERSEAS CAP, SLOVAK PATTERN. The side cap known as the Slovak pattern, constructed in standard field grey. The cap has faded over the years, no moth damage, complete with its one-piece T shaped white on green Bevo woven insignia. Maker stamped to the herringbone inner lining ‘S.K.P.’ with what appears to be a date of ‘1936’ with a further Roman numeral stamping size ‘1’.
GERMAN WWII ENLISTED RANKS PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. A patent leather belt for parade purposes with its two-piece stamped aluminium enlisted ranks belt buckle in superb condition. Some creasing to the lacquered finish of the face of the belt otherwise excellent, complete with its adjuster tab and maker marked to the interior. Ideal for display with a parade tunic. The belt is 100 cms in length.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO AUSTRIA MEDAL, CASED. The 13th March 1938 medal for the Entry into Austria. Excellent finish to the medal itself, very nice quality watered silk red ribbon with black and white edges with its pin and hook construction bar for uniform fitting attached, in its original red presentation case with the Third Reich gilded national eagle to the exterior lid. A slight crease in the shape of the lid otherwise good. The silk that hides the brass hinge is threaded slightly to the interior.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO AUSTRIA MEDAL. Good finish remaining to the award, slightly dirt ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL 1ST OKTOBER 1938 Good finish to the award with subdued coloured ribbon.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL. A good example of the Entry into Czechoslovakia medal 1st Oktober 1938 with its small Prague Castle Bar attached to the ribbon, in its original fitted case, the silk that runs between the main lower box and the lid has shredded, some slight staining to the upper inner silk lining. Good gilt outline of the Third Reich eagle and swastika.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL. All finish remaining, 1st Oktober 1938, with its original ribbon and its full size Prague Castle Bar.
GERMAN WWII ENTRY INTO CZECHOSLOVAKIA MEDAL. A good example of the 1st Oktober 1938 medal for the Entry into Czechoslovakia. Good finish to the medal itself with its original ribbon having its pin and hook clasp attached, in its original presentation box with the gilt Third Reich eagle to the exterior lid. Some scuffing to the edges.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT LOOP, DATED 1938. The mid tan equipment loop, maker marked and dated ‘1938’ as shown on page 135 of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering.
GERMAN WWII EQUIPMENT LOOP. Mint condition brown teardrop shaped equipment loop shown on page 135 of Ausrustung volume 2 by Roly Pickering. Maker marked and dated ‘1936’.
GERMAN WWII ERASED ROHM SA DAGGER. The blade is by E.P & S. Good clear deep ‘Ulles Fur Deutschland’ logo. Some minor spotting to the blade. To the reverse side the only way that it can be seen that it is an erased Rohm is by the grinding marks, none of the motto is left visible and only very faint traces of the ‘E.P & S’ maker’s mark. The wood grip is undamaged, in a light wood with a good high quality national eagle and undamaged SA inset. The grip mounts, also the scabbard mounts have not been cleaned, the scabbard is with all its original anodised finish. Three minor indentations to the reverse side of the scabbard. This dagger has lain untouched for many years and has only recently come onto the collectors market.
GERMAN WWII ERICH VON MANSTEIN SIGNATURE AND THREE OTHERS. A double sided page removed from a Hitler Youth boy’s autograph collection book, one side of the page having a newspaper photograph of the well known Knights Cross & Oak Leaves with swords winner General Gunther Von Kluge, pencil signature on paper, Erich Von Manstein Knights Cross & Oak Leaves with swords winner newspaper image with pencil signature on paper applied, on the reverse side one unidentified with a further identified one of Hauptmann Hans Gunther Kohne Knights Cross 3.11.42 pencil signature on paper alongside his photograph.
GERMAN WWII ETCHED BLADED PARADE BAYONET. The short carbine bladed parade bayonet with the deep etching to one side of the blade with motto ‘IN MEMORY OF MY SERVICE TIME’ (in German) with images of machine gunners and tanks. One small rust spot to the centre of the etched panel, maker marked by ‘F.W.Holler, Solingen’. The plating is thin to the eagle headed grip. Slotted for a bayonet with all the bayonet fitting system working correctly. The bayonet is in its original scabbard which retains virtually all of its black painted finish.
GERMAN WWII FALLSCHIRMJAGER PARACHUTE CARRYING BAG The heavy duty olive drab carrying bag for the Luftwaffe paratrooper’s parachute, but of a different form than normally encountered. This example is in a more rectangular shape. Accompanying the bag is a picture of Luftwaffe paratroopers who had recently been transferred from the army paratrooper units wearing their double zip fronted jump smocks, one of which is carrying this rectangular shaped bag. It is marked ‘FL30220’ it is identical to the item shown on page 471 of ‘Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe by John R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht. Condition:
GERMAN WWII FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET WITHOUT CHAIN. A service worn and nicotine stained feldgendarmerie heavyweight gorget. Some losses of the luminous paint to the buttons and the eagle, complete with all of its chain and uniform retaining hooks to the reverse side, complete with its original backing cloth. Chain missing.
GERMAN WWII FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET. A good heavy all steel Feldgendarmerie gorget, excellent finish to the luminous painted eagle, buttoned and Feldgendarmerie scroll. To the reverse side the uniform retaining hook marked ‘A’ for Assmann. Complete with its grey green material backing which has suffered from moth damage. Complete with its chain.
GERMAN WWII FELDGENDARMERIE GORGET. A good example of the Feldgendarmerie gorget, the tips of the half moon shaped gorget has been slightly distorted, all the paint is visible to the buttons, eagle and Feldgendarmerie lower scroll. The all steel chain in present with a loss of some of the silver wash finish over the steel. This model is non maker marked with the brown heavy card backing. Some losses to the card to the upper right hand side as the rear is viewed.
GERMAN WWII FEMALE HITLER YOUTH ARM PATCH. Silver on black arm patch for West Ruhr-Niederrhein.
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 POST INSPECTOR RANK INSIGNIA. A rare set of insignia being stitch-on shoulder boards and collar patches for a field post inspector. Standard wartime subdued silver lace with lemon yellow underlay with base colour of Administration green. Lemon yellow piping to the centre of the board in a horseshoe pattern, gilded ‘FP’ with one rank star below. The collar patches are of the standard signals officer without the lemon yellow base colour surrounding the collar patch.
GERMAN WWII FINNISH NORTH FRONT BADGE. A good example of the scarce German Finnish North Front badge. Excellent enamels overall, a Maltese Cross laid on a swastika, complete with its screw and disc back fitting.
GERMAN WWII FIRE BRIGADE DECORATION. The 2nd class decoration for the Fire Brigade, enamels undamaged, silver circlet, complete with its original ribbon slightly stained.
GERMAN WWII FIRE OFFICIAL’S VISOR CAP INSIGNIA. Absolutely mint condition oval laurel and oak leaf wreath with Fire Service style eagle to the centre. Good silver finish overall with frosted highlights. Both fixing pins remaining on the reverse side. Condition:
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. A very finely machine embroidered scarlet police/fire eagle with national red, white and black cockade above, all in one-piece style to fit to the fire police overseas cap or the M.43 cap.
GERMAN WWII FIRE POLICE HELMET. A nice example of the slightly lighter weight square edged helmet used by the fire service. Good finish overall with some abrasions to the crown area. Three original metal grommets in place to the crown which allows the utilisation of an aluminium comb, in this case not fitted. Both police and national decals good and clear with abrasions as can be seen on our web images. Complete with its original liner, which is marked ‘Karl Henkel Bielefeld’. The strap is broken. Attached to the liner, which has all of its tongues and drawstring present, are the five leather attachment lugs for a leather neck flap when used.
GERMAN WWII FIRE SERVICE MEDAL. Lovely condition red, white and silver enamel, complete with a short section of ribbon.
GERMAN WWII FIRE SERVICE VISOR CAP EAGLE. Lovely condition with most of its original silvering with frosted highlights, complete with both fixing pins on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII FIREMAN’S BAYONET. Excellent condition fireman’s bayonet. Unusual maker of Haker of Solingen, complete with Company logo of a man with a sythe. Standard fire style cross guard, plating thin to the eagle’s head pommel, undamaged chequered grips in its original painted scabbard with all painted finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII FIREMEN’S PARADE BAYONET. A very nice condition firemen’s bayonet, blade by an unidentified maker of a Church with two crosses to the roof line, marked ‘Solingen’ underneath, complete with original leather washer. Standard twin quillion cross guard, undamaged grips, good nickel plating overall in its original black painted scabbard.
GERMAN WWII FLAMETHROWER PROTECTIVE FACE MASK. Two very rare accessories for the flamethrower operator being grey leather masks, one complete with its elasticised head strap, the other missing, both with metal eyepieces with slits for vision, these are located in a very frail cardboard box, ink stamped to the exterior ‘5 Stuck’ (items) ‘Schutzmasken Fur Flammenwerfer’ complete with its Frankfurt maker below. The lid is very frail and has lost edge of the lid. The mask itself is extremely rare.
GERMAN WWII FLARE POUCH IN CANVAS. The rare variety of the flare holder being constructed all in webbing. Generally good overall condition with both leather closing tabs, rust to the closure stud. Both D rings and their strapping complete to each side, one animal gnaw to one corner of the pouch, to the opposite side clearly three letter coded and dated ‘43’ with ink waffen amt acceptance stamp. Attached to the flare pouch is a non-contemporary French webbing shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII FLYING BOOTS. A most unusual and probably early pair of brown suede and brown leather flying boots dating from the inter war period and probably used by NSFK and DLV flyers. They have typical German manufactured Zipp brand zips to the front. The soles are extremely thin and reminiscent of British WWI Royal Flying Corps Fug boots. The upper part of the boot has straps to them, the overall condition is very good with just one small tear to one of the upper sections and a little scuffing to the toe caps.
GERMAN WWII FOLDING SHOVEL. The standard folding shovel of WWII complete with its Bakelite screw. The wood haft is excellent, the spade section and all metalwork has been repainted post war.
GERMAN WWII FORESTRY HANGER. A good dark brown bordering on green forestry hanger complete with its hilt retaining strap. One rivet head missing from the face side of the frog otherwise excellent condition.
GERMAN WWII FORESTRY MEDALLION. An unusual medallion measuring 5cm x 4cm Third Reich eagle, no swastika, onto a gilded wreath, to the centre the image of a Forester shooting. To the reverse side the names of two recipients with a date ‘1935’ with the loop above for the application of either a neck chain or chest pin suspension. An attractive item
GERMAN WWII FOUR LUFTWAFFE ITEMS. Oval cardboard tinny with the outline of a German 88mm flak gun with Luftwaffe eagle below. A Luftschutz/RLB day badge. Another day badge showing three aircrafts flying in formation. A winged propeller insignia, which maybe DLV.
GERMAN WWII FOUR MEDAL RIBBON BAR. Comprising Iron Cross 2nd class, East Front Medal, Entry into Czechoslovakia, Rumanian Anti Communist Medal.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT ASSOCIATION BADGE. The beautifully enamelled black, red, white and blue Frauenschaft Association badge, blue edging, red central swastika, silver lettering, complete with its original tinny type pin, hook, hinge. RZM marked in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. The highly attractive black, silver and red enamelled triangular form badge for the Third Reich Women’s Association. Red enamelled border, slightly chipping to the enamel to both left and right upper sides, with its original tinny type pin fixing. Marked ‘RZM M1 172’ to the reverse side in raised relief. 3cm x 3cm in diameter.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A very nice example of the large size Frauenschaft Badge measuring 4.5 x 3.5cm. Slight scratching to the black, white, red and gold enamel, but generally clean. All gilt remaining to the reverse side with its heavy quality tinny type pin fixing remaining. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM 63’.
GERMAN WWII FRAUENSCHAFT BADGE. A small version of the Frauenschaft badge in black, white and red enamels. Undamaged enamel but slight dullness, complete with its pin back fixing system. Marked in raised relief ‘RZM M1/1’. 30mm x 22mm size.
GERMAN WWII FRITZ TODT AWARD IN SILVER. As is common with most of these awards the silvering has virtually disappeared having remains left on the head of the eagle, tips of the two upper wings and on some of the cog wheels. Deep good strike, on the reverse side the wide tapering pin complete with its original hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII GAS MASK CANISTER. Generally good condition gas canister with at least 60% of its original paint finish remaining with its sprung loaded clip. Partial webbing pull. Owner’s name in white paint to the base of the tin.
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 GAU BAVARIA OSTMARCK DAY BADGE. A beautifully heavy constructed 4cm diameter Day badge for the 25.2.1934 Gau Bavarian Ostmarck. Central swastika with raised hand insignia, maker marked in raised relief on the reverse side with its tinny type pin construction.
GERMAN WWII GAUSEIGER BADGE 1937 IN BRONZE. Beautiful finish remaining to the award plus undamaged enamel to both sections, maker marked ‘A.G.Than Gablonz’ on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII GEFREITER RANK PATCH. An inverted V Luftwaffe rank patch for the uniform sleeve with one row of Luftwaffe silver tress. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL LEUTNANT’S SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A nice condition General Leutnant’s shoulder board, very fine quality gold and silver weave over red underlay, this is a stitch-on type board, cut from uniform as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL LINNARZ SIGNITURE. Army Leutnant General, Commander of the 26th Panzer Division, German Cross in silver winner. Full pen signature on a 15th January 1945 A4 headed paper of the Chief of the Army Personnel Office with accompanying documentary research on his history.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL MAJOR SINGLE SHOULDER BOARD. A single stitch-on style single shoulder board for a German Army Major General, very fine gold and silver weave with red underlay, this was originally a General Leutnant’s shoulder board, the rank pip has been removed. Shoulder board removed from tunic as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL OBERST VALTER WEISS. The pen signature of Valter Weiss on a single A5 sheet, which has been punch holed for filing, the sheet is a list of awardees of the War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, pen signature at the base with his rank General Oberst and Commander of 2nd Army. Valter Weiss Knights Cross Winner, also the 646 Oak Leaves Winner.
GERMAN WWII GENERALS CAP INSIGNIA. A deep gold cockade with its separate national coloured centre. All pins remaining. This item is from a large collection of insignia recently been purchased by Regimentals.
GERMAN WWII GENERAL’S LAPEL PIN. A short winged 17cm wingspan Luftwaffe eagle with droop tail, with its original lapel pin fixing, worn by a Luftwaffe General on his civilian dress.
GERMAN WWII GEORGIEN ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Russian/Georgien Foreign Volunteers who fought with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Cut from roll, unused.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN ARMY SUPPLY GENERAL’S INSIGNIA. A nice grouping of insignia being the mid blue backed insignia for a General of Supply comprising two stitch-on shoulder boards and one collar patch. General Leutnant complete with its silver supply motif attached, General Major stitch-on, blue underlay with its supply insignia, a Cellion woven in gold on blue background collar patch with stitches where removed from a tunic. All have been removed from a single tunic by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots who was a Guard at the Special Camp 11 for General Officer rank prisoners in Bridgend Wales, just after the cessation of hostilities in WWII. Tallentaire removed many items of Generals insignia for all of the three services, which we have been offering through our web site.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN AUTOMOBILE CLUB BADGE. A very attractive multi coloured enamel black, red, white and silver oval badge for fixing to a radiator badge bar showing that the owner of the car was a member of the German Automobile Club of the 1930’s during the Third Reich period. The badge measures 10cm x 8cm, undamaged enamel, some minor scratches and a slight amount of silver trim missing in places to the edging of the enamel, evidence where it has been screwed to a badge bar, marked on the reverse side ‘Ges.Geschutzt’.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH, 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 CROSS IN GOLD IN CLOTH FOR PANZER UNIFORM. A very difficult to find cloth version of the German Cross taken from a black Panzer uniform. This item has been prisoner of war removed, stitches still remaining and sections of the uniform cloth still visible. Good embroidery to the central swastika on its white field.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD IN CLOTH. Good condition German Cross in gold, slight green oxidisation to the gilded wreath to the left hand side of the swastika. Some loose threads to the grey weave.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. A very nice example of the German Cross in gold by the manufacturer 134. Excellent undamaged finish to the black enamel, all gold to the surrounding 1941 dated wreath, all of the black finish for the inner star present with all the silvering for the outer ray also present. The red enamel disc that runs behind the gilded ‘41’ dated wreath is perfectly good, with its original pin, four hollow domed rivets, cast number ‘134’ within the lower field behind the pin.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. An excellent condition German Cross in gold by C.F.Zimmermann. Virtually all of the gilt remaining to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, the enamel totally unscratched and undamaged. Good finish to the star and starburst behind the wreath. All the red enamel for the ring that sits below the wreath perfect. Complete with its wide tapering pin, four delicate small domed rivets, marked number ‘20’ to the underside of the wide tapering pin.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. A very nice condition German Cross in gold, maker marked number ’20 C.F.Zimmermann & Company’ underneath the wide tapering pin. The black enamel is not chipped with some minor scratches to the very dome of the enamel swastika. Good gilt remaining to the surrounding ‘1941’ dated wreath. Good traces of silver remaining to the lower field sections of the large back star with wear to the tips. The thin black ray that fits between the 1941 dated wreath and the star also with good blackened finish remaining. All of the red enamel to the ring below the wreath good. Complete with its four hollow raised rivets. Good finish to the reverse side. Original pin, hook and hinge remaining.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD. An excellent example by C.F.Zimmermann. All of the remaining to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, good finish to both the star and the ray. All the red enamel to the ring below the gilded wreath intact. No damage to the black enamel swastika. Wide tapering pin, four delicate domed rivets, marked number ‘20’ underneath the pin.
GERMAN WWII GERMAN 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 GOLD WOUND BADGE, UNUSUAL VARIANT. A very nice high quality solid construction Wound Badge in gold retaining all of its original gilt. To the reverse side a central circle with in very larger letters ‘L/40’. Straight pin, original hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S DAGGER BY PUMA. The Government Official’s dagger were profusely produced by the makers Eickhorn and Alcoso, a very small production were made by the Company of Puma. The dagger is illustrated in one of their catalogues and they are considered rare by comparison to the other two makers. Beautiful condition blade, ‘PUMA’ marked, complete with its original green felt buffer, although split, mother of pearl grips perfect, good clear in-depth detail to the remainder of the hilt. All of the exterior components match in plating, patina, age and colour.
GERMAN WWII GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL’S DAGGER. A good Government Official’s dagger by Alcoso. Excellent blade with all its cross grain finish remaining, slight spotting underneath the cross guard, all the other fittings, the hilt, cross guard and scabbard retaining much original patination. The mother of pearl grips excellent, undamaged, fitted with a silver portapee knot, which appears to have been fitted for many years. Two minor indentations to the lower section of the scabbard on the right hand side as the dagger is viewed.
GERMAN WWII GRAF VON PUCKLER SIGNATURE. A scarce signature of SS Gruppenfuhrer and General Leutnant of Waffen SS, Commander of the Latvian Volunteer Division signature on an A4 size sheet, punch holed for filing, with the heading of Graf Von Puckler-Berghauss as Brigaderfuhrer and General Major of Waffen SS, dated 4th November 43. A letter to Heinrich Himmler, the complete page with a long pen signature at the base with the HH crossed green pencil annotation of Heinrich Himmler in the top right hand corner.
GERMAN WWII GREEN AND SILVER BAYONET KNOT. Possibly Customs. Slight shredding to the stem above the acorn.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND NCO’S CUFF TITLE. A very nice Sutterlin script Grossdeutschland in grey weave on green base cloth with silver NCO’s waffenfarbe to the upper and lower sections of the cuff band, this is sewn together at the back and has been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND OFFICERS TUNIC. A classic example of a wartime constructed tunic where regulations were complete ignored. The tunic constructed in the high quality captured Italian cloth has been constructed on the M.42/43 style having four front pockets without pleats, two lower pockets are of the bellow type, cuffs are standard enlisted ranks adjustable style, closed collar configuration, fitted with a set of well worn stitch-in Hauptmann’s shoulder boards with gilded intertwined lettering ‘GD’ attached, all silver lace in the subdued type with white infantry underlay. The collar patches are a set of white wool centred wire woven collar patches laid on green uniform cloth. To the rear of the collar there is stitch evidence showing the previous removal of enlisted ranks, possibly mouse grey collar patches. The breast eagle is of the silver Bevo woven type for an NCO. Iron Cross ribbon to the 2nd buttonhole. To the left hand sleeve as the tunic is worn is a high quality heavy wire woven Grossdeutschland officer cuff title. Two short rows of loops67568 for medal ribbon bars above the right hand pocket and two sets of loops for awards on the upper right hand pocket. The tunic has seen service wear, there is no moth damage, wear around the waist of the tunic indicating the rubbing of a waist belt. To the interior the tunic is partially lined in standard issue rayon material. A rare wartime configured tunic to an illustrious unit.
GERMAN WWII GROSSDEUTSCHLAND PANZER SHOULDER BOARDS. A most magnificent set of exact matching Panzer pink piped slip-on shoulder boards for the black wrap over tunic of a Grossdeutschland member. The base material of black is constructed of the finest quality Melton-like cloth, silk pink piped with beautifully woven intertwined ‘GD’ in pink to the centre. Some obvious service wear with light green backing cloth and slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF EARLY THIRD REICH BOOKS. A group of four soft backed books which date from the early days of collecting artefacts of the Third Reich and still offer much information today. The Almark Publications Edged Weapons of the Third Reich by Frederick J. Stephens, published 1972, 127 pages of black and white photographs of many of the edge weapons of the Third Reich, spine frail. Flags and Banners of the Third Reich also an Almark 1973 publication, 136 pages with soft cover of many of the flags and banners in black and white of the Third Reich, generally good condition with edges faded. Insignia of the Third Reich by Major John R Angolia, soft cover, published 1974, 128 pages of many items of insignia of the Third Reich, some pages loose. Lastly, German Helmets 1933-1945 A Collectors Guide published in 1981, 142 pages of black and white photographs of mixed steel helmets of the Third Reich. All the books have been well used, pages are dog eared, but nevertheless an ideal group of books to add to an already existing Third Reich library.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF FOUR A5 SIZE CITATIONS. 4 citations all A5 sized, all are modern glass framed, two have been punch holed, all have been single folded, comprising a citation for the East Front Medal to a member of a Panzer Signals Unit, August 1942, pen signed by Unit Commander. Citation for the Panzer Assault Badge in bronze to a member of a Panzer Grenadier Unit, pen signed by Regimental Commander. A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to a member of Army Artillery Regiment 152, pen signed by a Regimental Commander. A5 size citation for the Infantry Assault Badge in silver to a member of Army Infantry Regiment 378 pen signed by a Regimental Commander. All four citations are to separate recipients but are being offered as one grouping.
GERMAN WWII GROUP OF FOUR CITATIONS. A group of four citations, three are in A4 size and one in A5. A4 citation, non punch holed, folded once to a Luftwaffe recipient as part of the scarce Seeflieger units on the North Sea coast, signed by an Admiral of a North Sea station on the 1st January 1939. A4 citation, non punch holed, folded once to an Oberleutnant in the Kriegsmarine for the Minesweeper and U-Boat Hunter badge dated 29th March 1944, pencil signed by a Kontra Admiral. A4 citation non punch holed, folded twice for the 25 year True Service decoration with a facsimile signature of Reich Chancellory Secretary. Finally an A5 citation folded once, non punch holed, but multi creased with unit name indistinct to a Leutnant in Infatry Regiment 470 for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated August 1941. £110 55
GERMAN WWII GWL SUBMARINERS BADGE. The Submarine Qualification badge, subdued gilt by the rare maker GWL, complete with its original vertical needle pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII HANHART FLYER’S WATCH. A modern day replication by the original Company that made the flyers watches for the Luftwaffe Hanhart, these watches are highly collectible today as are the original examples from WWII but naturally as a lower price. This example is in very nice condition, nice identical strap to the WWII example.
GERMAN WWII HAUPT-GEMEINSCHAFTSLEITER SINGLE RIGHT HAND COLLAR PATCH. Brown velvet base, 1939-45 configuration. All gilt good to the metal motif with rank lace below. Blue piped for Ortsgruppe, slight toning to the piping
GERMAN WWII HBT MATERIAL ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. The classic lightweight reed green garment destined for work wear however these were very popular in the Normandy campaign, particularly during the hot summer months of June, July and August. The tunic produced in nicely faded reed green HBT material lined in grey rayon with a triangular shaped Bevo woven army eagle to the upper right breast, zigzag stitches applied to the breast with all original stitching present, in excellent condition. The collar patches are standard Bevo universal type machine stitched to the collar. To the shoulders are the rare matching set of HBT golden yellow silk piped shoulder boards. To the interior of the tunic is the standard format single shell dressing pocket, this having the typical pressed card buttons and there is a full compliment of metal buttons to the front attached with the usual distinct German ‘O’ rings for easy removal of the buttons for cleaning. A good large size tunic which shows typical light service wear and has no holes, patching, or damage, two minor stains close to the middle closure buttons. This would make an excellent basis for a combat display mannequin.
GERMAN WWII HERMAN GORING DIVISION FLIGHT BLOUSE. A Unterfeldwebels flight blouse of the Herman Goring Division,standard upper medium size Luftwaffe Flight Blouse having all its original nap of cloth remaining, a matching set of White silk piped slip on shoulder boards with matching White based collar patches and correct Lutwaffe style collar lace,a standard machine embroidered breast eagle fitted, Iron Cross ribbon to second button hole fitted, Luftwaffe blue/Grey artificial Silk ling which is unusually sized stamped in white ink.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN FEGELEIN SIGNATURE. The signature of Hermann Fegelein on a page cut from an historic Third Reich book, Hermann Fegelein SS Standartenfuhrer, Commander of the Waffen SS Cavalry Division Florian Geyer, Knights Cross and German Cross Winner. Married to Eva Braun’s sister Gretl. Shot for desertion on Hitlers orders 28th April 1945.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GOERING HEAD ON MARBLE BASE. A very impressive side view head of Hermann Goering, with much of its original silvered finish remaining, measuring 17cm x 12cm.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN GORING PANZER DIVISION PAPER GROUPING. A well service worn paper grouping belonging to Gefreiten Kurt Groten of Paratrooper Panzer Artillery Regiment Hermann Goring. The rare citation, A5 size, once folded, frayed edges for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge, regimental unit stamped, awarded ’12.3.1945’ with ink signature of the Regimental Commander. Rare late war field printed citation for the Iron Cross 1st class, frayed edges, section missing from the top, paper sealed together at the central fold to Kurt Groten, now part of the Stabsbattr./FSCH.PZ.ART.RGT.2H.G. dated ‘6th April 45’, pencil signed by the Major and the Divisional Commander. Iron Cross citation 2nd class, late war field printed citation A5 size, once folded, very frail to the centre fold, dated ‘1st April 1945’, Groten was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd class on the ‘1st April, the Iron Cross 1st class on the 6th April with identical Divisional Commander’s signature, accompanied by the German Rider’s badge citation dated ‘March 1943’. A small double sided paper pass dated ‘19th March 1945’ showing the recipient in civilian dress, plus four excellent portrait photographs in Luftwaffe and Hitler Youth uniforms, one showing all three awards being worn. At the beginning of April 1945 the division fell back from Silesia and was engaged in very heavy fighting around the town of Bautzen east of Dresden.
GERMAN WWII HERMANN MEYER CAP. A good service used Hermann Meyer cap complete with its chinstrap, neck flap and has always been fitted with aluminium insignia. A size ‘55’ ‘1943’ dated RB numbered cap which has seen good service wear with matching Luftwaffe eagle and cockade. Some light staining overall, obvious wear use to the interior sweatband. One small opening in the material between the crown, seam and the upper body plus one other small nick to the cloth.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL BREECHES. A very hard to find set of trousers being the herringbone twill breeches, these would have been issued with the herringbone twill combat tunic to any mounted units. The trousers are completely unissued, there are loops conversant with late war M.44 trousers, two angled side pockets, a flapped watch fob pocket, the two upper trouser closure buttons are of the form found on late war Panzer tunics being the buttons with swastika centre and cogwheel exterior, all other buttons are standard black. Adjuster belts on either side of the waist. Faint traces of white ink size stampings.
GERMAN WWII HERRINGBONE TWILL LONG STRAIGHT TROUSERS. Issued with the herringbone twill tunic, this scarce set of trousers have been worn, they have minor nicks to the cloth but no staining and are generally in very good displayable condition. One slight hole in the crotch area, the seam has come apart and not moth damage. These trousers are seen quite often being worn by Panzer troops with the black wrap-over tunic, the left leg outer left hand seam has slightly brighter stitches, it would appear that this seam has been strengthened. Narrow waistband, buttons all intact for brace fitting, small loops for a belt and a very wide rear waist adjustment system. Twin side pockets.
GERMAN WWII HIGH SEAS FLEET & MINESWEPPER BADGE CITATION GROUPING. Two citations, standard A5 sized pre printed citation, folded twice to Oberfahnrich Heinz Ostermann who was a member of the crew of the cruiser Lutzow dated ‘18th April 1945, the facsimile signature of an unidentified Vice Admiral. A semi hard card slightly smaller than A5 sized citation, punch holed once for filing, unfolded, for the Minesweeper badge, the same recipient serving then with the 6th Minensuchflottille, dated ‘25th March 1944’ with pen signature of Unit Commander, the swastika on the ink stamp has been erased in this particular case. This crew member certainly was on the Lutzow during the operations by the Lutzow in bombarding Soviet Forces advancing along the North German Baltic coast.
GERMAN WWII HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE CITATION, CRUISER KOLN An excellent condition A5 semi hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet badge to Rudolf Lorenz while serving on the Cruiser Koln dated ‘20th August 1942’. Pen signed by the Contra Admiral Lietzmann. This citation has been punch holed. With some background research material of the cruiser.
GERMAN WWII HITLER HEAD ON MARBLE BASE. A side on view of Adolf Hitler on its marble base with green baize backing, the head measuring 16cm x 10.5cm.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT AND BUCKLE. A standard one piece stamped steel Hitler Youth buckle with very faint RZM markings to the reverse side, fitted onto a rare paper constructed waist belt. The belt is of small youth size, thick in construction with many layers of substitute paper with its correct clip and its paper constructed adjuster tongue. Various unidentifiable ink stamp markings to the inner belt, apart from a clear marking of a series of numbers ‘601582’. A good example of a late war Hitler Youth belt and buckle.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE. A very fine condition one-piece stamped steel non maker marked Hitler Youth belt buckle that has virtually all its original silvered finish remaining. Some areas of rubbing, which can be seen from our web images otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH 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 GAUSEIGER 1935 BADGE. A very nice example of the Gauseiger 1935 badge, undamaged enamels to both sections of the award, good deep detail to the NSDAP style eagle, complete with makers mark in raised relief ‘A.G.Tham Gablonz’ on the reverse side. Original pin, hook and hinge intact.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GAUSEIGER 1936 BADGE. A beautiful example maker marked ‘A.G.Than Gablonz’ on the reverse side, undamaged enamels overall.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GAUSEIGER 1939 BADGE IN BRONZE. Excellent finish, undamaged enamels to both sections of the award, maker marked ‘A.G.Than Gablonz’ on the reverse side with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GAUSEIGER 44 BADGE. The scarce ‘44’ dated award, which by this time in the conflict niceties such as enamel and plating were being reduced, this is the painted cream centred badge with painted Hitler Youth diamond on basic pot metal. Manufactured in raised relief ‘G.Brehmer’. Complete with its correct hinge, hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GAUSEIGER BADGE 1938. A beautiful example of the this badge, totally undamaged enamel to the cream portion of the badge also the red and white enamels to the Hitler Youth lozenge. Good depth of detail to the eagle, maker marked in raised relief to the reverse ‘A.G.Tham Gablonz’.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH GOLDEN LEADER’S SPORTS BADGE. Undamaged enamel, good gilt to the award. The awardee has bent back the tip of the arrow slightly for a snugger fit to the uniform. Individually jmbered ‘14125’ also marked in raised relief to the reverse side ‘RZM M1/101’. Original pin, hook and hinge present.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH LEADERSHIP SCHOOL RFS SHOULDER STRAPS. A matched set of red piped, red gothic lettered on black shoulder boards for a Hitler Youth member attending the Reichsfuhrer School. It would appear that the tips of both of the boards have been attacked either by moth or a rodent, damage as seen.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH LUFTWAFFE FLAK HELPER BREAST BADGE. The machine embroidered triangular form blue Luftwaffe eagle with the Gothic lettering ‘LH’ above the eagle, unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH MARKSMANSHIP BADGE. The 21mm diameter enamel badge for a Hitler Youth marksman. Some slight scratching to the enamel of the central diamond, complete with ‘RZM M7/63’ marking to the reverse side. A well worn badge, enamel undamaged. These should not be confused with the more recent reproductions, this came from a collection put together in the 1960’s and 70’s.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH MEMBERS BELT AND BUCKLE. A very good long length political thickness belt leather, which is fully marked ‘RZM L2/2169/53’ to the adjuster tab with rubber ink stamping to the leather, which is quite unusual normally they are stamped in size, this measurement showing 97cms in length. Complete with its original one-piece all stamped nickel Hitler Youth belt buckle, which is clearly marked ‘RZM’ within a circle, ‘4-59’ followed by the stamp of ‘Assmann & Company’.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH MEMBERSHIP PIN RZM M1/77. The small red, white and black enamelled membership pin marked ‘RZM M1/77’ on the reverse side, complete with fixing pin.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH PROFICIENCY BADGE IN SILVER. A well service worn Proficiency badge in silver, some discoloration of the Nordic lettering showing the base colour below with much original silver finish remaining. ‘RZM 1/101’ in raised relief to the reverse with an impressed letter ‘B’ which was the designation of the Proficiency Test taken.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH PROFICIENCY BADGE. A good example of the Hitler Youth Proficiency badge in silver (aluminium) class A, B & C. All original finish remaining, marked ‘RZM’ within a circle and ‘M1/34’ in raised relief to the reverse side, complete with its correct large size tinny type pin fixing system.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH SHOULDER STRAPS. A matched set of Bahn 664 shoulder straps, both with slip-on tabs, one with original RZM ticket affixed. Light blue piping with light blue numbers.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH SLEEVE DIAMOND. The Bevo woven white, red and black sleeve diamond worn on the sleeve of the Hitler Youth shIrt, ‘Ges Gesch’ woven into the insignia on the reverse side, slight toning in colour.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH TRUMPET BANNER. A very nice and totally original Hitler Youth trumpet banner constructed in thin flag cloth measuring 50cm x 50cm, not including the width of the silver fringe. Some light age foxing but no moth damage or stains of any other type. The central swastika is printed onto a white square section, which is then stitched to the main body. The main body of the flag is constructed in three separate sections, two of red, one of white. The silver fringe has suffered slightly from oxidisation but most of the silvering does remain. The banner has lost its two attachment clips or ties that would have been in place at either end at the top of the flag that would have enabled it to attach to the trumpet. The banner is double sided.
GERMAN WWII HITLER YOUTH/SCHUTZE POLIZEI DOUBLE SIDED FLAG. A highly interesting lance pennant style flag, 56 x 106cms. At first glance it could be assumed that this is a Hitler Youth pennant but we firmly believe it to be a pennant of a Police unit or possibly a Police Youth Movement, based on the shape of the swastika to the reverse side. This beautifully constructed multi coloured pennant in black, white, yellow, red, grey and blue with the face side having the large cut out panel with black embroidered edges of the eagle of the Schutze Polizei. The central eagle is carrying a grey sword in one talon with the lightning bolts in red in the other talon. Gott Mit Uns scroll above the head of the eagle. To the reverse side the pennant is halved in red and blue with central laid on black swastika on a white field, which is further laid on to the halved panel. Overall the pennant is in excellent condition with slight surface staining, no moth or damage, complete with its suspension hooks. Further research could reveal a very interesting sub organisation of the German Police.
GERMAN WWII HOCH-U.DEUTSCHMEISTER CITATION. A single pre printed citation for the Wound Badge in silver to Hauptfeldwebel Josef Hinterseer of the 5./Reichsgren./RGT.’Hoch-U.Deutschmeister dated ‘20th September 1944’ plus the single pre printed citation for the Infantry Assault Badge dated ‘30th July 1944’ with ink signature of the Regiment Commander. The Hoch-Und-Deutschmeister was after one of the most famous regiments of the former Imperial Austrian Army, after being destroyed at Stalingrad it was reformed in June 43 as the 44th Hoch-Und Deutschmeister Infantry Division and sent to Monte Casino in November. After spending 1944 in Italy it was transferred again back to the Eastern Front to take part in the German Plattensee Offensive to relieve Budapest
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. Good condition.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. A slightly worn example of the Horse Rider’s badge in bronze, complete with its rectangular shaped fitting pin, hook and hinge. ‘Gesetzlich Geschutz’ in raised relief to the reverse side, also the maker’s name of ‘Lauer Nurnberg/Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII HORSE RIDER’S BADGE IN BRONZE. A good example of the horse rider’s badge in bronze, complete with its maker markings all in raised relief on the reverse side, with its pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII HUGE SIZE M.43 ENLISTED MANS FIELD CAP. A very hard to find M.43 caps in the size such as a size 60. Virtually unissued condition, all nap of cloth present, three small slits to the material to the upper left hand side of the crown, twin button front. The one piece eagle and national cockade original factory machine stitched to the cap. The interior lining in the grey cotton twill, faint traces of what appears to be an RB number plus a semi clear ‘1944’ date with a much clearer size ‘60’ stamping.
GERMAN WWII HUNGARIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The beautifully Bevo woven arm shield for Hungarian volunteers for the Third Reich. This example is completely unworn, cut from roll with the faint remains of the Bevo-Wuppertal just visible at the base. The colours of the weave are superb.
GERMAN WWII HUNTING ASSOCIATION SIDE ARM. A very nice example of the Hunting Association side arm. Very nice etching to the blade of forestry scenes with various types of animals shown. Slight corrosion to the lower edge of the blade on both sides. Non maker marked. Nice patinated finish to the deer’s foot cross guard and shell guard. Complete with its DJ insignia to the grip, original stag grip undamaged, excellent condition scabbard with green leather, finish remaining to the upper scabbard mount, finish thin to the lower mount with its green leather forestry type frog.
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. Non maker marked, one-piece stamped having all bronze finish remaining. Very slight toning to the rifle.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER. A good single stamp example of the Infantry Assault Badge in silver. Slight rubbing to the finish on the rifle itself otherwise excellent, complete with original pin, hook and catch.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE WITHOUT HOOK, PIN OR HINGE. Good detail to the face side, subdued grey finish, the complete hinge, pin and hook system missing from the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE. Faint traces of the silver finish remaining. Good solid construction, non maker marked, complete with original thick needle pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY NCO/OFFICER CANDIDATE SHOULDER BOARDS. A lovely matched set of M.36 Infantry NCO combat tunic shoulder boards with white piping with the early NCO tress to each board. White woven silk piping with an NCO candidate red cloth central band to the lower sections. These are ex Brian Davies collection.
GERMAN WWII INFANTRY NCO’S VISOR CAP. A nice semi saddle shaped high quality private purchase NCO’s visor cap, good Melton material, no moth tracking or moth holes. A slightly lighter shade of green centre band, more on the Reichswehr colour. Standard black double buckled chinstrap, a matching set of national eagle and cockade. Standard fibre peak with some marks to the interior. The interior lining is from brushed cotton with considerable wear use but all in good undamaged condition, the central celluloid lozenge is missing. The original owner’s initials ‘SH’ hand applied to the upper inner crown, the mid tan sweatband all in place without any breakages. A nice standard cap.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1939 1ST CLASS BAR. A good example of the bar to the Iron Cross 1939. Slight toning, complete with its original wide straight pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS 2ND AWARD BAR. A beautiful frosted example of the 1939 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross 1st class. Good toning, frosting remaining in the lower field of the wings with highlighted edges to the swastika and the 1939 tablet, also the date. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS IN ORIGINAL CASE AND ORIGINAL PACKET. A magnificent condition Deumar produced Iron Cross 1st class. The frame with all its original bright silver frosting, wide tapering pin, all finish remaining to the iron centre. The award is stamped ‘L/11’ to the reverse side. Fitted into it original presentation case with the name ‘Wilhelm Deumar K.G.Ludenscheid’ imprinted into the upper inner lid silk, the box is untouched with the silver blocked outline of the Iron Cross to the outer lid, all fitted into the remains of its original presentation card packet.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. Some painted finish missing to the central core and to the swastika, original wide tapering pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS. A good example of an Iron Cross marked ‘L59’ to the reverse side. Good bright finish to the central core with some slight paint loss to the edges of the swastika and spidering to the arms of the Maltese Cross with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND AWARD BAR. The 2nd award bar for the Iron Cross, good finish remaining, complete with original flat wide pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS MARKED ‘L11’. A generally good condition Iron Cross 2nd class with its full length of red, white and black ribbon, clearly stamped ‘L’ to the ring.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. A nice condition Iron Cross 2nd class with much original frosting remaining around the frame, all finish remaining to the iron centre on both sides, complete with a section of correct ribbon.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS. Service worn, traces of the original frosting to the frame, all paint finish remaining to the iron core centre, with a section of ribbon.
GERMAN WWII IRON CROSS WITH 1939 AWARD BAR. A nice example of a WWI Iron Cross 2nd class, attached to its ribbon is the larger version of the 1939 2nd award bar. All fixing prongs present for the 2nd award bar, slightly toned overall.
GERMAN WWII IRON FRONT LAPEL PIN. Another item from the incredibly interesting Weimar period anti fascist collection. This is a lapel pin manufactured in two colours, this is of fairly rudimentary manufacture being stamped and having a paint red overlay upon the circle. The quality is very much of the early period and badges such as this would often be the only political identification an affiliate may have had. The unit was very involved in street fighting and revolutionary activity against the young fascist members during the 20's and 30's.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN AFRIKA MEDAL. Good bronze finish to the medal itself with a very short section of ribbon remaining.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN MADE SS COLLAR PATCHES. An extremely rare grouping of SS insignia probably produced in Northern Italy at the end of the war either for German forces or RSI Italian SS troops. Recently acquired through an English country auction, a still sewn together pair of classic Italian embroidered heavy wire SS runes collar patch with the opposite patch blank and a single identical SS runic patch. Italian embroidery is immediately identifiable against most other countries, many items of Polish insignia were produced in Italy as the allies advanced through Italy in 1943 and 44, the embroidery on these SS runes is identical. They have lost the majority of their gilded finish to the wire, the backing material is a coarse black ribbed cloth. Accompanying the three collar patches was a printed patch of the Tyrol, with the owner’s original Italian made 8th Army sleeve patch, historians would immediately note that the British 8th Army advanced north of Milan and eastwards of Venice, occupying all of Northern Italy with their headquarters in Southern Austria and Klagenfurt and these four items with other items which are being separately listed on our web site, such as swastika armbands, SS Bevo woven eagle and skull sets for the M.43 cap were acquired by a British ex 8th Army member, also well known is the fact that the Tyrol area of Northern Italy has always been in dispute as to its ownership and could possibly have been raising its own SS units. A super rare grouping.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN ORDER OF THE CROWN. The Italian Order of the Crown neck cross and breast star in its original presentation case, awarded to Third Reich General of Infantry Eugen Ott. Over the past year of 2017 the whole estate of General of Infantry Eugen Ott has been sold in individual lots via auction, we have been fortunate enough to acquire a number of the items and this is the Order of the Crown that he was awarded. Beautiful case with the original manufacturer’s name embossed into the upper inner silk, with a photograph of General Eugen Ott.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN SS VOLUNTEER COLLAR PATCH. A rare collar patch for the Italian SS Volunteer Division, Dachau made. Silver embroidered Italian Fascist symbol on its section of black SS collar patch cloth having the classic Dachau production white stitching on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII ITALIAN/GERMAN AFRIKA MEDAL. The small bronze medal awarded to the Italian and German troops for service in North Africa. Complete with its multi coloured black, white, red and green ribbon. Excellent detail.
GERMAN WWII JAGDGESCHWADER RICHTHOFEN CUFF TITLE. This extremely rare Luftwaffe cuff title was designed to be worn by officers who had formerly served with the Jagdgeschwader Richthofen during WWI. Introduced in April 1935, although designed for officers this is definitely an NCO’s version, the basic Luftwaffe blue background material is overlaid with very finely hand embroidered in silver grey thread, to the upper and lower edges is fitted a strip of 3mm silver waffenfarbe. The cuff title was taken out of service later in 1935. This is sewn together at the reverse side indicating it has been removed from a tunic. An excellent description of this cuff title and its origins is on page 106 of German Military Cuff Bands 1784 to the Present by Gordon Williamson and Thomas McGuirl.
GERMAN WWII JERSEY KNIT WOOL COMBAT SHIRT. A unusual light coloured Jersey Wool knitted shirt, pointed collar , 4 button pullover style with all of its substitute pressed paper buttons attached with field grey lined pocket flaps and matching lining to the button hole areas, some storage staining.
GERMAN WWII JULEFEST 1943 PLATE. A totally undamaged and excellent condition Julefest 1943 plate in white porcelain, central raised eagle with sword in hand, mobile swastika at the base at the joint of the lettered decoration. On the reverse side complete with dedication laid into the porcelain, double runic ‘Allach’ marking within the glaze and with a non contemporary wire suspension passed through the two pre existing suspension holes.
GERMAN WWII JUNCKERS JU88 COCKPIT PERSPEX PIECES. Three individual items from the canopy of a JU88 twin engine bomber. The pieces are in mint condition, have never been installed, the largest piece 53cms x 34 with two smaller triangular pieces measuring 28cms x 35cms.
GERMAN WWII K.98 CLEANING KIT. A well combat used unpainted steel tinned version with a good degree of the contents remaining including the aluminium pull through and bore brush and to the opposite end there is the standard grease tin now empty of grease with a little crushing from combat use to one end of the tin.
GERMAN WWII K.98 SINGLE SET POUCH. A one side of a set of K98 ammunition pouches, three separate compartments for the ammunition clips. Nice condition, all white stitching visible. Good pebbled leather, complete with its all matching metalwork on the reverse side. Maker marked and dated ‘1941’.
GERMAN WWII K98 BAYONET WITH FROG AND MATCHED NUMBERS. An extremely nice K98 bayonet, number matched ‘1336’, blade also marked ‘Berg & Co’. All blued finish remaining to the blade. Double waffen amt stamped to the hilt. The bayonet lug working correctly. Bakelite grips undamaged. The scabbard with remains of blued finish. Original frog, dated ‘1939’.
GERMAN WWII K98 BAYONET WITH MATCHED NUMBERS. Excellent blued blade numbered ‘9738’ which matches the number on the top of the scabbard ‘9738’. All blueing remaining to the hilt with twin waffen amt stamps to the top pommel, Bakelite undamaged ribbed grips, complete with its original frog with faint traces of a maker’s mark and ‘1939’ date. The scabbard is good with some traces of the original blueing remaining.
GERMAN WWII K98 BAYONET WITH MATCHED NUMBERS. An extremely nice condition K98 rifle bayonet, the all blued blade in superb condition, marked to one side ‘42CRS’ which matches the stamping to the upper top of the scabbard. To the face side the number ‘3014B’ which also matches the 3014B to the front of the scabbard. The hilt and the scabbard all match in a good blued finish. Undamaged Bakelite maroon grips, waffen amt stamped in three places to the upper pommel. Also with the added numbers of ‘NR1129X’. A very nice condition bayonet.
GERMAN WWII K98 MATCHED NUMBER BAYONET. Good blued blade, two minor chips close to the point, remainder of the blade with all blueing intact. Number matched ‘2172’ to the blade and upper exterior scabbard. Undamaged Bakelite grips, double waffen amt stamped to the top pommel, complete with its blued undamaged scabbard with its leather frog with an oval maker’s mark and very faint date of what appears to be ‘1938’.
GERMAN WWII KNIGHTS CROSS WINNER SIGNATURE ON CITATION. The full length ink pen signature of Ernst Wilhelm Hoffmann, Knights Cross Winner and Oak Leaves Winner on an A5 size citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords awarded to Medical Feldwebel Karl Fasslrinner, award date 20th April 1945.
GERMAN WWII 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 KRIEGS VERDIENST MEDAL 1939. All finish remaining, complete with ribbon.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSFLUGZEUGE. 1942 Official Luftwaffe handbook showing German, Italian Anglo American and Soviet warplanes for identification purposes. 160 pages with details of armament markings, bombs extra. Punch holed for filing. Colour cover.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSLEITER WREATH RIBBON. A huge wreath ribbon measuring just over 3 metres in length on excellent red wool to the silk with gold fringing at both ends, to one end printed in black to the base of the wreath ribbon is a political eagle and swastika with the wording below ‘Der Kriesleiter’ and to the opposite end a separately applied black swastika on white field. The size of this wreath ribbon indicates that would have been on one of the huge wreaths that were used at the funeral of important military or political figures within the Third Reich and this would have been sent by the local Kriesleiter, unfortunately the area or name cannot be identified. An impressive display item. Some minor staining but no damage.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE 2ND PATTERN E-BOAT BADGE. Gilt toned to the face side of the award, as can be seen on our web images. All blackened finish to the reverse side with its maker mark of ‘AS’ (Adolf Scholze) in raised relief, complete with its original pin, hook, hinge and uniform retaining hook behind the eagle.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ADMIRAL INSPECTOR’S FLAG. In June 1943 Grand Admiral Erich Raeder was discharged as C I C of the navy and appointed to a newly established honorary post of Admiral Inspector of the Greater Germany. The Admiral Inspector’s flag only flown by Erich Raeder, is a standard Grand Admiral’s flag but bordered in blue. This car flag measuring in total 33cm x 30cm appears to have been originally constructed as a standard Grand Admirals flag and has had a new blue border added when the rank of Admiral Inspector was created. Beautiful ribbed white base cloth with the most finest hand embroidery chain stitching imaginable during the Third Reich period. Double sided and complete with its white canvas selvage edge, all fitted into a custom built frame, the frame can be unscrewed and the flag removed if so desired. A photograph and drawing of the same flag can be seen on page 344 of Uniforms and Traditions of the Kriegsmarine by John R.Angolia and Adolf Schlict Volume 3.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ADMIRAL SCHEER CITATION AND RESEARCH. A citation for the High Seas Fleet badge folded once and punch holed for filing, the size is halfway between A5 and A4, awarded to an Obmaschinenmatrosen serving on the battleship Admiral Scheer with the ink signature of Vice Admiral Schmundt with some accompanying research on German capital ships.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BATTLE CRUISER ADMIRAL HIPPER ALBUM & GROUPING. Bootsmann Rudolf Grosseide was a pre war sailor firstly on the pre Dreadnought batleship Schlesien then served on heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Large Photo album measuring 41cmx21cm The front cover of the album has the heraldic arms of the Schlesian plus the name and date 1938 to 39 to the interior of the album, which is extremely comprehensive the majority of the photographs seem to be from his service on both the Schlesien and the Hipper ,The album contains over 200 photographs of a pre war world cruise on the Schlesien, close-up shots of men and officers in their full uniforms, both service and dress. Many images taken in their ports. Excellent photographs of the rare Kriegsmarine trophelm being worn with the Kriegsmarine eagle to front. Later images in the album show him on war service on the Hipper in more northern climates. Excellent images of the Hipper’s float plane being launched from the ship and recovered. Damaged buildings, possibly in Poland. Accompanying the album is the A4 size citation for his award of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge dated ‘9th March 1942’. A badly stained A5 citation for the Iron Cross 2nd class pen signed by the North Sea Vice Admiral dated ‘20th April 42’. An excellent condition A5 hard card citation for the High Seas Fleet Badge whilst serving on the cruiser Admiral Hipper, signed by unidentified Admiral and Fleet Chief. An accompanying hard cover book, which replicates the cruise of the battleship Schlesien in October 1938 with the names of every one of the crew to the end of the book. Lastly a ‘1958’ dated Marine Veteransbund citation for 25 years membership. The Hipper saw a significant amount of action during WWII, she was involved in the Norwegian assault in 1940, involved in operations against allied merchant shipping in the North Atlantic, operated against the British convoys to the Soviet Union, after encountering damage in December 1942 against British light cruisers she returned to Germany for repairs and was never restored for operational status and was finally destroyed at her moorings in July 1945. The Schlesien saw limited combat during WWII but was involved in the invasion of Norway, she ended her career as an anti aircraft ship in the Baltic in 1945 and was struck by a mine and sank in shallow water. A highly interesting naval grouping.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BELT BUCKLE. The rare belt buckle used by the Kriegsmarine, standard aluminium Armed Forces buckle, anodised in gold, manufacturer’s stamp ‘RS’, complete with its leather tab, which is ‘1939’ stamped and maker marked with very faint traces of the original Kriegsmarine acceptance stamp on the reverse side of the leather tab. This cannot be picked up by our images but can be seen when held in the correct light. Some of the stitching holding the two halves of the leather tab have rotted away, the buckle is excellent with much of the original gold finish remaining.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLACK WOUND BADGE CITATION. A scarce citation for a marine sailor fighting as infantry late war. Standard A5 size citation, folded once, non punch holed, nice condition to Matrosen Heinrich Hirdes whilst a member of Marine-Schtz.-Btl.309, dated 1st February 1945 and pencil signed by the unit doctor in Marine Hospital 4/532 (R).
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE BY A RARE MAKER. A good example of the Kriegsmarine Blockade Breaker badge in generally good condition, complete with its original wide tapering pin, hook and hinge, within raised relief the unusual maker for this award of Richard Feix Gablonz a.d. N.’ For the collector looking for variations of this award this is extremely scarce.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE BY SCHWERIN. Some wear to the face side but generally good. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge, slight rusting to the pin.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE CITATION. The Blockade Breaker badge is relatively easy to obtain, however the citation is highly unusual and are quite often in small size such as this. This citation measuring 15 x 11.5cm, pre printed, slightly foxed, non punch holed or folded, awarded to Funkgehilfen (Radio Helper) Kurt Sinherr, who was on the Hamburg America line ship M.S. Kiel, award dated ‘6th April 1943’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE, CASED WITH MINIATURE. An exceptionally good condition Blockade Breaker badge having all of its original dark grey patinated finish with frosted highlighted art deco style eagle and swastika with the slightly highlighted chain surrounding the award. Maker marked in raised relief to the reverse side with designer’s name and the manufacturer ‘Schwerin, Berlin’, in its original case, which is untitled, paper hinge type, complete with its 10mm diameter lapel pin with its twisted and grooved fixing.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER BADGE, CASED WITH MINIATURE. The Blockage Breaker Badge in its wide case having a separate loop to the right of the main badge for the fitting of the miniature. Standard size award, produced by ‘A.G.M.u.K.4 Gablonz’. Beautiful finish remaining to the main award with all the silvering to the eagle on the bow of the ship with matching excellent finish to the 10mm miniature, in its presentation case with closing catch, case totally undamaged.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKER’S BADGE. Excellent example of the Kriegsmarine Blockage badge by Schwerin, Berlin. All silvered finish to the Art Deco stylised eagle to the bow of the merchant ship. Light traces of the silvered finish to the chain still remaining with its wide tapering pin, all finish present to the reverse side with the designer and name ‘Placzek Berlin’, also ‘Schwerin Berlin’ all in raised relief.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CAPTAIN AND ABOVE WHITE TOP OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A rare cap from the Kriegsmarine being the white top officers visor cap worn by all officers above the rank of Captain up to Commander and a favourite of the submarine commanders within the Navy. This example is in excellent condition, it has much service wear and has a wonderful service feel about it. Standard cloth covered peak with the wide row of celion constructed leaves with a bullion large size cockade, an aluminium gilded eagle attached to the white removable top, standard mohair centre band, anchor side buttons, patent naval style chin strap. On inverting the cap the full interior liner is present with one only of two initials of the original owner remaining pinned to the sweatband. The upper inner crown has its complete undamaged centre celluloid lozenge, which has never had any retailers or makers mark applied to it. The interior satin gold lining is all present, it is stained through wear use. The very edges of the front peak stitches are frail where the cap is applied to the main body of the cap. The cap also comes with its removable blue top, which has its bullion Kriegsmarine eagle attached.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE CITATION AND LETTERS. A highly emotive pair of letters and a citation for the Minesweeper badge belonging to Kriegsmarine Matrosen Fritz Nauruschat. Fully illuminated A5 citation for the Minesweeper badge dated ‘October 41’, pen signed by the Captain and Commander of the 1st Sicherungsdizion, folded once, non punch-holed with two accompanying hand written letters to the recipient’s mother dated ‘31st January’ and ‘23rd February 1945’ by that time he would have been serving in a Marine Infantry Unit on the Eastern Front. Both letters have been translated into English. The first letter in January 45 he annotates ‘Without identifying the area Eastern Front 23 2.45
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE. A good example by F.L & L. At least 70% of the original gilt is remaining with grey finish evident to the high points of the wreath. Good detail to the 88mm Coastal Artillery gun. To the reverse side the standard dark patinated finish, the logo ‘F.L.L’ in three circles behind the horizontal needle type pin. The badge is complete with its original hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY CITATION GROUP. A good condition A5 size citation to Marineobergefreiten Hans Lindemann, award date ‘31st May 1944’ with pen signature of Konteradmiral Stichling, complete with a small quantity of feldpost letters relating to the recipient. The award citation for the Coastal Artillery badge is scarce.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL ARTILLERY M.43 CAP. A very nice virtually unworn condition, good size 57, RB numbered Marine Artillery enlisted mans M.43 visor cap. The cap is constructed in the classic field grey green of the Marine Artillery, complete with its two-part factory machine woven gold on Marine Artillery green backing cloth with its matching cockade. Twin button front. No moth damage or staining. Heavily stamped ‘57’ with RB number and date ‘1944’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER UNDER BELT. A rare blue webbing belt with single prong buckle and two D rings secured by leather tabs to the belt for wearing underneath the naval frock coat to suspend the naval dagger or the naval sword. Size marked ‘100’ with maker mark ‘Assmann’ and the date ‘43’. Condition:
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DAGGER UNDER-BELT. The blue webbing belt with all leather fittings for wearing under the uniform tunic of a Kriegsmarine officer for suspension of his dagger. Mint condition, marked ‘Assmann 43 size 100’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE DECK CAP INSIGNIA. The combined eagle and cockade one-piece set for the naval enlisted mans deck cap, complete with its pin fixing to the reverse side. Good gilt to the eagle.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE EAGLE AND COCKADE SET FOR A SAILOR’S CAP. A two piece joined eagle and cockade with one single prong fixing for the sailor’s deck cap. The gilt has disappeared overall.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ENLISTED MANS 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 MANS BREAST EAGLE. The machine embroidered gold on blue national eagle for the deck jacket.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE ENLISTED RANKS BELT BUCKLE. The extremely rare aluminium all gilded buckle for the Kriegsmarine. Some scratches to the gilded finish and wear to the front of the eagle. Maker marked in raised relief ‘S.H.u.C.o.’ with the date ‘40’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE FLOTILLA COMMANDER’S FLAG. A large 210 x 120 cms triangular formed flag, standard flag cloth with some moth damage near the tip with large Balkan Cross printed to both sides. Complete with its canvas selvage edge and its spine hook assemblies. Printed to selvage edge ‘Flottillenstd 1.5 x 2.1’ with red eagle and swastika over Kriegsmarine ‘M’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE GERMAN CROSS IN CLOTH. An exceptionally good condition cloth version of the German Cross in gold with dark navy blue backing cloth indicating Kriegsmarine issue. Excellent gilt to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, all of the embroidered grey threads all firm and tight without any loose ends, it has lost its paper backing.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE GERMAN CROSS IN SILVER, CLOTH VERSION. An ultra rare award, definitely known to exist, it is believed that no citation has ever been found. The backing cloth is for the Kriegsmarine in dark navy blue, excellent weave to the rays of the award. The silver is slightly subdued with the bands surrounding the wreath picked out in a very subdued gilt.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HENCKELS DIVER’S KNIFE. A rare original example of the Kriegsmarine diver’s knife, the blade by Henckels. Overall length of the knife with the scabbard is 34cm, blade length 20cm. The blade is excellent, still with its original profile, slight dullness in areas. The ribbed grip manufactured in heavy lead, which has been painted red at some time during its service life, with its circular all brass scabbard to which the knife screws into.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HIGH RANKING CHAPLAIN’S COLLAR PATCHES. An absolutely matched unused unissued set of the most beautifully embroidered collar patches for a Kriegsmarine Marinedekane constructed on a violet base. Deep hand embroidery in gold with gold twisted cord piping, still sewn together.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A very good High Seas Fleet Badge maker marked ‘FO’ (Friedrich Orth, Vienna). Light wear to the gilding on the breast and high pointed wings of the eagle and part of the wreath. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge marked ‘FO’ in raised relief on the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. A clean example of the High Seas Fleet badge, some gilding remaining to the wreath plus dark patination to the bow of the battleship. Maker marked ‘FO’ in raised relief on the reverse side, Friedrich Orth, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HIGH SEAS FLEET BADGE. Manufactured by Schwerin, all gilding missing from the face side of the award but down to good brass colour, matching overall. Maker marked ‘Schwerin’ in raised relief on the reverse side, complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE HONOUR ROLL CLASP. A beautiful frosted gilt version of this scarce award on its correct size ribbon with all four securing pins intact.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE K98 BAYONET. An extremely rare K98 bayonet with Ost See numbers. The blade is very good with virtually all of its original blueing remaining, marked ‘F.W.Holler’ numbered ‘2148M’ to the top of the blade with matching ‘2148M’ to the scabbard. On the reverse side of the cross guard ‘O.15478K’ with matching ‘O.15478K’ to the scabbard. Also marked ‘F.W.Holler’ dated ‘1938’. The scabbard retains all its original blueing except the area around where a frog has been situated and removed. Good finish to the hilt with the upper pommel double waffen amt stamped, Bakelite grips. Any personal equipment whether it be leather or hardware Kriegsmarine marked is rare.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER AND IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS GROUPING. Two A5 size citations, both punch holed for filing and both folded once, awarded to Funkmatten Walter Burgdorf, both awarded in July and September 1944. The Iron Cross citation with the signature of Kontra Admiral Breuning with the Minesweeper citation having an ink signature of an unidentified Fregattenkapitan.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A non maker marked convex shaped construction Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge which has lost virtually all of its gilt but unusually retains all the silver to the exploding central mine. All of the silver finish remaining to the reverse side, complete with its ball type hinge and original hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A nice condition Minesweeper badge retaining much original gilt with rubbing to the high spots. All of the silver finish to the exploding bomb complete, all of the dark grey patinated finish to the waves below complete. Solid grey back, wide tapering pin, non maker marked.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very nice quality Minesweeper badge, good bright gilt, all silver finish to the exploding bomb bright, non maker marked, solid construction, complete with its wide tapering horizontal pin with its uniform retaining hook present behind the eagle’s head.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good example of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge. These quite commonly appear with much gilt missing, this is a very good example having virtually all of its original gilt, some light oxidisation to the tip of the right hand wing and patches on the right hand side of the wreath as the badge is viewed. The exploding bomb again retaining all of its original silver wash finish with just slight wear to the high points of the exploding mine. Good thick solid construction, non maker marked. All the silver finish on the reverse side is complete with its vertical pin with original hook.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A nice example of the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge, non maker marked, good traces of original gilt remaining to the surrounding wreath and eagle, all of the silver finish to the exploding mine is complete. To the reverse side all of the silvered finish is complete with original hinge, hook and wide tapering pin.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. An unusual maker for the Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge marked ‘WH’ in an oval to the wide tapering pin, the face of the award having at least 80% of its original gilded finish remaining to the surrounding wreath, all the silvered finish to the exploding bomb complete, silvered finish complete to the reverse side with the maker’s mark to the pin with original hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE MINESWEEPER BADGE. A very good condition non maker marked Kriegsmarine Minesweeper badge. At least 60% of original gilt remaining to the face side with all the silver finish remaining to the exploding mine. To the reverse side of the red top of the badge the uniform retaining hook is still present plus its horizontal wide tapering pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS BREECHES. A very nice private purchase set of the scarce Kriegsmarine officers breeches. Heavy duty ribbed material, two opening side pockets without flaps, two side waist adjusters, small loops for a belt if needed with a ‘Wilhelm Witte Kiel’ label, dated ‘28th June 1937’, the original owner’s name has unfortunately been inked out. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS CAR PENNANT. An attractive car pennant in yellow and blue, 31 x 21cm with finely chain stitched Kriegsmarine style eagle to both sides of the pennant, heavy duty blue ribbed flag cloth below with yellow trimmed edges with both car mounting connecting clips present.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS DAGGER BY HORSTER. Very nice blade with the sailing ship etching to the double fullered blade. Complete with original leather washer. An excellent tight fit to the scabbard. Good finish but toned gilt to the upper pommel cross guard and scabbard. One very minor indentation to the reverse side of the scabbard at the lower section. Complete with its originally wrapped silver portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS DAGGER. Excellent sailing ship etched blade by FW Holler, Solingen. Good clear detail to the twin fullered blade, excellent tight fit to the scabbard. The white grip has toned from either the sun or nicotine. Matching colour to the top pommel, cross guard and scabbard, which unusually is totally undented. The dagger is wrapped in its original form with its silver portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS DAGGER. A nice blade by E.F.Horster, Solingen with standard naval etching, which is very visible. The dagger is a good tight fitting to the scabbard. The celluloid grip is totally undamaged with all its grip wire intact. Some gilded frosting remaining to the swastika within the pommel top. The gilding to the cross guard is good with flat gilding to the scabbard with deep dent to the very tip of the scabbard. Complete with its silver portapee knot.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS FORE AND AFT HAT. A generally nice condition rare piece of headdress for the Kriegsmarine known as the officers full parade fore and aft hat. The skin covering to the hat in good undamaged condition, the black watered silk lace edging again good with some thinness to the upper edges, complete with its red, white and black rosette that sits behind the upper part of the gold bullion lace, which at the lower part has the large Kriegsmarine gilded button attached. To the interior all the silk lining intact and its original light cream DRGM marked leather sweatband.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE PRIVATE PURCHASE OFFICERS SWORD. The privately purchased option for the Kriegsmarine officer was to have the sword by WKC with double sided etched naval panels to the blade with the battleships having a very small swastika within the flag to the top of the masts. This is the only way that the Kriegsmarine officers swords can be identified as Third Reich period, unless they are the ordnance issued examples with plain blades and Kreigsmarine Third Reich acceptance stamps, The blade is generally good, the gilding light overall with the red and green eyes to the lion’s head of the hilt. Grip undamaged but with six strands of wire to the 11 grooves missing. Both the clamshell and the rear guard fold, complete with its leather scabbard, all three scabbard mounts present, the stitching to the leather excellent.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SHORTS. An absolutely mint pair of Kriegsmarine shorts, extensively marked ‘B.A.W (Clothing Depot) Wilhelmshafen 28.5.43’. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SINGLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. A very nice Q64 Navy single decal combat helmet, the skull retaining virtually all its original paint finish with minor abrasions. The paint has removed itself from the three liner retaining rivet heads. Some abrasions to the deep gold decal, which can be seen on our web images. The helmet has taken a round hit at the rear of the helmet where the dome meets the skirt, there is also a slight indentation to the crown. Complete with its original liner, all the tongues present and supple with original drawstring, original strap which has traces of its maker’s mark visible but difficult to read. The owner owner’s name of ‘H.Brein’ is hand applied into the inner rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SPANISH CROSS AND U-BOAT CLASP PAPER GROUPING. A highly unusual grouping awarded to Funkmatten Arnold Bauer for the Spanish Cross in bronze with swords, dated ‘6th June 1939’ with an Adolf Hitler facsimile signature. Slightly creased edges and one tear to the right hand side. The large A4 size semi card citation for the U-Boat badge, dated ‘5th September 1944’ with facsimile signature of Admiral Doenitz. The A5 size citation, non folded, non punch holed for the Iron Cross 1st class, dated ‘9th January 1943’ with another facsimile Doenitz signature. A5 size citation for the U-Boat Clasp in bronze, dated ‘3rd February 1945’ with a facsimile signature of Admiral Von Friedeburg who was the Commanding Officer of U-Boats. A highly unusual combination of a recipient of the Spanish Cross having later served on U-Boats.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE STOP WATCH. A very nice example of a Kriegsmarine stop watch used for many activities within the navy and used for torpedo timing. The timepiece appears to be working perfectly, the main dial is in undamaged bright condition, maker marked ‘Herm Bark’ with ‘Kiel’ below. On the reverse side is a large outstretched winged eagle and swastika with naval ‘M’ below followed by a number ‘754’ with letter ‘N’ below indicating North Sea issue. Slight scratch marks to the case where the reverse side has been opened. All housed in its original issue case. Green velvet lined. To the outside of the box a large marine eagle over ‘M’ with the stamping below ‘Steger J.Kiel’ complete with its closing catch. We have had these stop watches previously but never in its issue case. A fine and rare piece of German WWII naval equipment.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE STRAIGHT LEG TROPICAL TROUSERS. A set of service worn Kriegsmarine long straight trousers. Some stains to the thigh and knee area, thick heavy quality material, complete with its integral three pronged hidden belt. All brace buttons complete, marked ‘M44’ with size stampings and waist size 46cm.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE SUBMARINERS BADGE 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 PAPERWORK AND MEDAL GROUPING. Two citations and two awards to Mechanikergefreiten Anton Kurpik comprising the large A4 sized citation for the Submarine Qualification Badge, folded twice, non punch holed, awarded to Kurpik on the 19th March 1943 and pen signed by the Kapitan Zur See and Chief of the Unterseeboot Norway. Accompanied by the A5 sized citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class, folded once, non punch holed, slightly creased, awarded 31st July 1943 with the identical Kapitan Zur See ink signature. Also accompanied by a photograph of Kurpik in his naval uniform with deck cap and the Iron Cross 2nd class he was awarded with, with its full ribbon and a non maker marked example of the Submarine Service Badge, some gilt remaining in the lower field, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL HELMET EAGLE. The very scarce all metal 10cm wingspan eagle with its single prong fixing for fitting to the Kriegsmarine tropical pith helmet. Good gilt present with some slight rubbing to the breast area and the upper edge of the wing tips. Fully maker marked on the reverse side ‘KWM’.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL OFFICERS VISORED FIELD CAP. One of the rarest items of Kriegsmarine headdress is the long visored model 41 tropical field cap for a Kriegsmarine officer. This slightly worn condition size 57½ cap started factory life as an enlisted ranks and has been field upgraded to officer rank with the addition of gold tress around the crown and front scallop of the cap. It is unknown whether the officer grade lace was fitted at depot level or at field level, however it has been applied very professionally. There is slight green verdigris in a 10cm section to the gold lace below the national eagle and just above the national cockade. On inverting the cap it can be clearly seen the different colour stitching used to apply the gold lace. The insignia fitted is a standard yellow on tan Bevo woven eagle, with a matching correct tropical cockade, twin zinc air vents. The interior has the standard green cotton lining with a clear 57½ stamp with a designation ‘W’ next to the size, which may indicate the Wilhelmshafen clothing depot. Just below the size stampings there are now indistinct other markings. There is evidence of light wear use to the forehead area. The exterior colour is superb.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL SHOULDER STRAPS. A highly unusual set of shoulder straps, well service used, constructed in the same style as army and Luftwaffe straps, but formed from the navy colour material. Tropical lace with blue waffenfarbe. Slip-on boards. A lovely matched set, probably worn on the navy tropical shirt. Field grey underlay.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE TROPICAL VISORED FIELD CAP. An absolutely mint condition very large size 61 tropical field cap for an enlisted man in the Kriegsmarine. These are available on the market but always in small sizes, this example maker marked ‘Franz Ritter’ with an address, a clear date of ‘42’ clear size ‘61’ totally original gold on tan Bevo woven eagle with correct national Bevo woven cockade. Slight oxidisation to the four zinc eyelets, standard green lining.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE U-BOAT BADGE. A superb early heavy quality gilded tomback example, non maker marked, wonderful finish and detail. Nickel wide tapering pin, which has obviously been used, the hook has slightly flattened.
GERMAN WWII KRIEGSMARINE WHITE OVERSEAS CAP, FRENCH MADE. One of the hardest elements of the Kriegsmarine uniform to obtain is the white summer overseas cap, this example is one of the French produced examples. Some light discoloration overall, complete with its correct light blue embroidered eagle on a white triangular background with its white backed national black, silver and red roundel. The envelope at the top of the hat has been sewn together by the owner. The interior has the classic French herringbone twill lining with faint traces of the French circular maker’s stamp with size ‘55’.
GERMAN WWII KRIM SHIELD CITATION. The pre-printed illuminated citation A5 size for the award of the Krim Shield. Folded in four, awarded to Obergefreiten Paul Gritzmann as a member of 10./Jag.Rgt.83. Award date ‘1st September 1942’. Pen signed by an unidentified Field Marshall. Rubber ink stamp faint.
GERMAN WWII KUBAN COSSACK ARM SHIELD. An unfortunately storage damaged printed example of the Kuban Cossack volunteer arm shield.
GERMAN WWII KUBAN COSSACK OSTVOLK MEDAL CITATION. A very rare once folded, slightly creased, non punch holed semi hard card citation for the Ostvolk Medal 2nd class in bronze to a German recipient Feldwebel Andrej Rotow of the 8./Kuban Kosaken Reiter Regiment 3, dated ‘14th June 1944’ and pen signed by General Leutant Helmuth Von Pannwitz. Very few documents relating to this unit have survived. In May 1945 the 1st Cossack Division along with their families surrendered to British Forces in Austria, the original agreement was of an understanding that they would not be subsequently handed over to the Soviet Army, they all were, many being killed once they arrived in Soviet occupied territory. Von Pannwitz along with the other Cossack Generals was later hanged in Moscow in 1947.
GERMAN WWII KUBELWAGEN SEAT CUSHIONS. Two incredibly rare items of German military vehicle equipment being the original front seat cushions for the driver and passenger from a VW Type 82 Kubelwagen. Constructed in ordnance grey coloured imitation leather, fully stuffed with horse hair. To the underside covered in webbing with the red line showing through the canvas material very similar to other German canvas constructed items. The Kubelwagen seat frame has springs to the lower part and the indentation and rust flooding from the frame can be seen on the underside of both seat cushions.
GERMAN WWII KUR 44 MP38/40 MAGAZINE. A nice condition magazine, one minor indentation to the reverse side. Marked ‘M.P.38 U 40’, also marked ‘KUR 44’ with twin waffen amt stamps.
GERMAN WWII KYFEHAUSERBUND CAP INSIGNIA. The central lighthouse with swastika below imitation enamel oval badge set within its dull gilded wreath.
GERMAN WWII KYFFHAUSERBUND HONOUR BADGE FOR BRASSARD. The Honour Badge fitted to armbands for a member of the Kyffhauserbund. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LAND CUSTOMS OFFICIALS CAP EAGLE. The unique upswept wing style cap eagle for a member of the German Customs Service. Subdued gilt, all three pins fitted to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII LARGE LUFTWAFFE LAPEL PIN. A nice quality single stamped Luftwaffe lapel pin worn on the civil dress with a wider than normal wingspan of 30mm with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR COMBAT Y STRAPS. A scarce pair of mint condition heavy weight straps used by many arms including the SS and army. This well RB numbered pair have to the rear the scarce skeleton economy style hook arrangement. With a rough out black outer which is excellent and supple with a nice clear light brown interior. Beautifully supple and just dusty from storage.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT CITATION GROUP. A highly interesting late war grouping to Unteroffizier Hans Grabner. The Ground Combat citation is dated ‘7th March 1945’ to a member of a Luftwaffe Air Field Supply unit incorporated into a front line combat group. Ink signature of General G.Hoffmann, Commanding Officer of Luftgau III (Hamburg/Berlin) Unit issue stamp. Standard A5 size, once folded, non punch holed. War Service Cross 2nd class with swords dated ‘30th January 1943’. Ink signature of General S.Frolich Commanding General of Luftgau 17. A five size, non punch holed, once folded. Iron Cross 2nd class dated ‘20th November 1944’ by then as a member of Kampfgruppe Schlutterbach. Ink signature, this would seem to be for a scratch combat unit formed in North Germany during the last stages of the war.
GERMAN WWII LATE WAR 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 WWII LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER COMPLETE FILE. A good file of documents, which includes the citation for the Krim Shield to SS Sturmmann Walter Koch of the 2.Art.Rgt./L.SS A.H (2nd Artillery Regiment Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler dated ‘1st July 1943’ with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Von Manstein. Complete with the recipient’s full SS service file including a photograph of Koch, this is probably identical to the photograph used in his soldbuch, hatless wearing M.36 uniform, black shoulder boards visible with SS runic collar patch.
GERMAN WWII LIFE SAVING ASSOCIATION BADGE. A very nicely constructed subdued gilded badge for the DLRG, complete with pin back suspension.
GERMAN WWII LIFE SAVING MEDAL. Excellent condition 25mm diameter, complete with its correct yellow and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LITHUANIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD. The printed version of the Lithuanian volunteers with the German Armed Forces in WWII. Cut from roll, slight staining to the edges.
GERMAN WWII LUDWIG BACHMEIER SIGNITURE. Pencil signature on paper on a section of page removed from Hitler Youth boys collection book. Ludwig Bachmeier was an Army Captain in Infantry Regiment 179. Won the Knights Cross 26th December 1941. Missing in action in Russia 12th March 1944, with a photocopy of the original complete page from the Hitler Youth members collection book. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN WWII LUFTBAU EAGLE. The Luftwaffe light grey machine embroidered eagle with lettering ‘L.Bau’ above for the Luftwaffe workers uniform. Residue of glue on the back where adhered to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ ENLISTED MANS BELT BUCKLE. A scarce buckle being of the Luftschutz organisation. Some old corrosion has been cleaned, these were original silver washed, none of the silver wash is present, good detail to the Luftschutz raised insignia to the one piece steel stamping.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL 2ND CLASS. A mint unissued condition 1938 Luftschutz Medal. Original grey finish intact overall, complete with its short section of lilac, red, white and black ribbon.
GERMAN WWII LUFTSCHUTZ MEDICAL SERVICE ARMBAND. A beautifully woven white cross on a very lightweight cotton background material indicating a Luftschutz medical assistant.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST MODEL OFFICERS DAGGER. Excellent bright blade by Carl Julius Krebs of Solingen, the dagger still has its thin skiver of blue leather between the blade and the lower hilt. The leather all intact to the grip with its original wire wrap, leather all intact to the scabbard, nickel plating slightly lifting overall to all the fittings with a set of aluminium chains, which are marked ‘OLC’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. Excellent blade by Alcoso, leather to scabbard and to grip undamaged with all grip wire present, plating to the hilt fittings thin, plating to the scabbard fittings good, fitted with a set of aluminium chains, which are ‘OLC’ and ‘Ges Gesch’ marked.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. Superb blade by SMF Solingen, complete with its Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. All of the fittings heavy nickel matching, leather to both the grip and the scabbard excellent with minor indentations. All grip wire intact. Complete with its set of nickel hanging chains. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 1ST PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. A nice condition full length blade by Paul Weyersberg of Solingen, complete with the Luftwaffe acceptance stamp, which is lightly applied just above the Weyersberg logo. All of the fittings of both the dagger and of the scabbard in nickel, leather to the grip is excellent with all original wire wrap in place. The leather to the scabbard again excellent with minor abrasions. The original blue leather washer is in place between the lower cross guard and the throat. The dagger is fitted with a set of aluminium hanging chains, which are marked ‘OLC Ges Gesch’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND MODEL OFFICERS DAGGER KNOT. The shorter version of the silver wire portapee knot mainly found on the Luftwaffe 2nd pattern officers dagger. Some thinness to thread where folded around the cross guard otherwise excellent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER WITH UNMARKED MINT BLADE. A magnificent condition and highly unusual construction to this Luftwaffe 2nd model officers dagger. The blade is absolutely mint with all cross grain finish remaining, non maker marked. The upper pommel, cross guard, lower ring and scabbard all match in colour, the deep orange grip undamaged complete with all its grip wire. The unusual feature of the dagger is the construction of the scabbard, every other maker we have encountered the scabbard’s body is in an oval form, this is in a far more of a rectangular form having quite square edges.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. A very nice condition Eickhorn bladed Luftwaffe 2nd pattern officers dagger, identified. The name ‘TH.KRAUS’ hand applied to the flat section of the upper part of the blade, on the opposite side to the Eickhorn trademark. All of the aluminium fittings, which include the top pommel, cross guard, scabbard all matching in colour. A beautiful orange grip, which is totally non cracked, complete with its grip wire. Good finish to the scabbard, no dents.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 2ND PATTERN OFFICERS DAGGER. A most beautiful example, probably one of the best we have had for some time of the Luftwaffe 2nd pattern officers dagger. Introduced in 1937, this example having a mint bright blade, maker marked ‘F.W.Holler, Solingen’. All of the fittings for the dagger, which include the upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard all match in colour. Slight colour difference to the rings that surround the scabbard as they are produced in aluminium. The swastika is highlighted, also the swastika to the front and rear of the upper pommel still with traces of its original gold wash. The celluloid grip is undamaged with all its original grip wire. The dagger is complete with its short example of the portapee knot, which is the correct model for the 1937 pattern officers dagger and a complete set of the deluxe pattern hanging straps, slight fraying to the brocade in one section of the straps otherwise all colour remaining, all clips working correctly. On the reverse side of the straps the brocade is thin places with one section slightly strengthened with Luftwaffe blue leather.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION HIGH GRADE SHOULDER BOARD. A shoulder board of an Oberst Leutnant of the Luftwaffe Administration Service. Green base colour with red underlay between the slightly oxidised silver twisted cord and the green, one gilt rank pip indicating Oberst Leutnant. Removed from tunic, stitch marks remain, as a prisoner of war the insignia was removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION MATCHED PAIR OF SHOULDER BOARDS. An exact matching pair of shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Oberst Leutnant in the Luftwaffe Administration Service. The only difference being within the shoulder boards is that one has a gilt rank pip, the other subdued to grey and is of a slightly different size but definitely worn as a pair. Unstitched from a tunic, removed as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION 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 ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL’S SHOULDER BOARD. A single shoulder board for a higher grade Major within the Luftwaffe Administration Service. Green base colour with red underlay between the intertwined silver cord. Prisoner of war removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION SERVICE COLLAR PATCHES. Two individual collar patches, one for a Major of the Luftwaffe Administration Service, the other for an Oberst Leutnant. The lower rank has oxidisation to the wire, both have stitches remaining where they were removed from the tunic of a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATIVE GENERAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A very rare set of shoulder boards, stitch-on style for a Luftwaffe Administrative General. The gold and silver lace woven in the standard form for Generals, laid on the white cloth for Luftwaffe Generals with the further underlay cover of the Administrative Branch of green. An excellent photograph in colour is shown of a set of shoulder boards fitted to a greatcoat on page 40 of Uniforms and Traditions of the Luftwaffe Volume 2 by john R. Angolia and Adolf Schlicht.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATIVE NCO ARM PATCH. The circular arm patch on Luftwaffe blue grey uniform material with gothic letter to centre. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA KORPS GROUP OF THREE CITATIONS. These three citations have been pasted to hard card and have deteriorated quite significantly and are priced accordingly. A5 size citation for the German/Italian Afrika Medal to Unteroffizier Bernhard Finke. Unit rubber stamped with faded Company Commander signature. The Sudetenland Medal with the scarce Prague Castle Bar citation to Obergefreiter Bernhard Finke, dated '1st November 1939' with printed signature of the Commander of Luft Gau 3 Leutnant General Weisse and the scarce drivers badge citation issued August 1944, name and rank faded. The Citation for the German Afrika Medal is very scarce.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AFRIKA KORPS GROUPING. Iron Cross 2nd class citation A5 size, once folded, non punch holed, to Gefreiten Heinrich Triesch from Transport Column 15, awarded 14th April 1943 with pen signature of the Commanding General of Luftgau Tunis. Armband Afrika citation illuminated type, folded once, two splits on the fold, quite dirty at the upper edge with facsimile signature of Field Marshall Kesselring, also awarded to Triesch. Accompanying full length studio photograph of Triesch in his Luftwaffe tropical uniform unusually wearing open sandals, the picture obviously taken in a studio in North Africa. Other original documents relating to the issue of the Afrika cuff band and prisoner of war postcards.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE AIR RAID WARNING PERSONNEL. Central seagull with two lightning bolts finely woven onto Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ARMOURER TRADE PATCH. Two crossed K98 rifles in silver thread on Luftwaffe circular backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BAND NCO'S TUNIC. A good condition Luftwaffe enlisted ranks flight blouse of the early style with red piped twisted cord collar, with insignia fitted for a Luftwaffe Artillery band, Hauptfeldwebel. Each shoulder board is the slip on variety, red wool piped, full circumference of Luftwaffe tress with three aluminium pips to each board and the central musicians motif has been fitted to the board by cotton thread as the prongs have broken. Red backed collar patches, again with musicians motif to each patch. An officers heavy bullion wire eagle is fitted to the upper breast. One moth nip to the left hand sleeve. Medal ribbons for the WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class and the WWII War Service Cross. One further moth hole to the right hand sleeve. Another moth hole just below the Luftwaffe breast eagle. Loops to the upper left breast for three awards. Full maker marked and size stamped to the Luftwaffe grey blue cotton lining to the interior pocket. A scarce tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BAU INSIGNIA. A very nice machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle in silver grey lettering with the wording above ‘L.BAU’ on a black backing triangular form for Luftwaffe civilian work employees. Worn on the breast of the overalls.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT AND BUCKLE. An early droop tailed eagle all aluminium one-piece cast buckle, which is maker marked in two places on the reverse side. A well worn buckle with a lot of the detail to the eagle lost, the buckle itself is slightly distorted on a full length leather belt, which has one split.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BERGMUTZE. A scarce piece of headdress for the Luftwaffe being the Luftwaffe bergmutze. This is a good size 57 hat, excellent nap to the cloth with its original one-piece triangular machine embroidered eagle and cockade, the hat has evidence of service wear to the interior, stamped size ‘57’, maker marked to the interior and a clear date of ‘1943’. Two light nicks to the interior lining. On pulling down the side curtains the original thickness of the nap can clearly be seen. Standard short bergmutze peak.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A fine example cut from roll of the Bevo woven, early type semi droop tailed breast eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A lovely condition very finely Bevo woven white on blue Luftwaffe breast eagle. Cut from roll, totally unissued.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BEVO WOVEN OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. The beautifully Bevo woven officer quality silver wire machine embroidered eagle on blue background cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN GOLD WITH PENDANT. A maker marked ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ zinc Luftwaffe Bomber Bar in gold with its 250 mission rose pendant. Only faint traces of the gold finish remaining to the right hand set of oak leaves. Complete with its original hinge, hook and pin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN GOLD WITH ROSE PENDANT. A very good example, good gilt to both the bar and the pendant with slight rubbing to the high spots. Non maker marked with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER BAR IN GOLD. Good finish remaining to the lower areas of the laurel leaves, some grey areas to the high points. Marked ‘R S & S’ in raised relief to the reverse side. Original pin, hook and a slightly different type of hinge than normally associated with R S & S but undoubtedly original to this award.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BOMBER FLIGHT BAR IN GOLD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Bar for bomber operations in gold. Slightly toned gilt to the wreath and to one side of the wings, the opposite set of laurel leaf wings are dull. Gilt remaining to the highlighted swastika below the diving bomb. Maker marked in raised relief ‘RS & S’ on the reverse side. Complete with its wide tapering pin and original hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. A good service worn Luftwaffe bread bag having all of its correct buttons, leather straps, loops and D rings.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. An issued combat bread bag with all buttons and attachments as well as the central hook. There is a little interior fraying where the seam was never properly closed, however this is not damaged, merely poor detail. There is a little fraying to the buttonholes, however this would make an excellent display candidate and has a good combat appearance throughout.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAD BAG. The classic early war bread bag as worn by all Luftwaffe personnel in field service. The fittings are all aluminium and appear all intact. Two buttons are missing below the flap, this does not detract from the overall appearance. There appears to be a service name or number inked to the inner flap. The belt hook is present. The condition is good and lightly worn.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE. A late war mid grey machine embroidered eagle on a slightly lighter shade of Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BROCADE BELT LOOPS. Very often the brocade runners are missing from Luftwaffe officer brocade belts, we have a matched pair in superb condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CAP COCKADE. The winged laurel leaf red and black centred metallic cockade for a Luftwaffe nco’s visor cap, complete with both fixing prongs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CAPE EAGLE. The largest of any hand embroidered insignia of the Luftwaffe being the 18cm width beautifully raised hand embroidered eagle for the Luftwaffe officers cape. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE CHANNEL (KANAL HOSE)TROUSERS. A well worn set of the highly desirable flying trousers known as the Kanal hose. Although these have deteriorated greatly they are still good for a Battle of Britain period display. All of the front pockets are intact with their male/female poppers. One side zip is missing, the two lower leg zips are complete with their runners and leather pulls, all of the other zips are complete, the crotch zip and the two upper side pocket zips are complete, again with their runners and pulls. The flare pistol holster is all intact. The material has degraded somewhat over the years, we have done our best in our images to highlight all of the areas. The webbing hidden waist belt is all complete with the two canvas and metal V sections for brace attachments. Priced according to the condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE LAPEL PIN. Very nice solid construction in gold for 25 year service.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE COMBAT TROUSERS. A good service worn set of Luftwaffe long trousers of the balloon style that have tapered bottoms for fitting into jack boots. All factory stitching visible that has turned light cream with the years. Nap of cloth thin overall. Slight stitch repairs to the crotch area. All of the fly buttons are of the zeltbahn style but slightly smaller with the two pocket closure buttons being of standard composition. Two angled front pockets, belt loops with two side waist adjusters and one back pocket, which is buttoned. No moth holes. Some minor stitch field repairs otherwise excellent for display.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A huge size Q68 shell, fitted with its M.35 aluminium banded liner, its 9 tongue liner having its original drawstring with good colour remaining, all leather is soft and supple, no tongues broken. The liner is stamped size ‘60’. Original early brown leather chinstrap with aluminium buckle with the maker’s stamp to the leather. To the exterior the shell retains very good early Luftwaffe blue colour. The helmet is fitted with the early short tailed decal and its national tricolour. Both decals are absolutely original to the helmet, the detail of the eagle is thin but no damaged. We believe that the helmet has been repainted by a contemporary repair depot, on close inspection raised lines can be seen around the edge of the eagle and the national tricolour as if the tricolour and eagle were masked prior to repainting by the repair depot. Some loss of paint to the heads of the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads as quite often happens on these early helmets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DOUBLE DECAL M.35 COMBAT HELMET. A good very dark Luftwaffe blue double decal combat helmet, the shell size stamped ‘Q66’, some abrasions to the crown area with minor indentations. The Luftwaffe decal with abrasions to the upper right hand wing and the lower arm of the swastika. The national tricolour with abrasions as can be seen on our web images. To the interior its correct aluminium banded M.35 liner, size stamped ‘58’ with traces of two different original names of wearers to the liner. The leather in a mid tan colour, good and supple with its original drawstring. The helmet is complete with its original chinstrap, which is thin in parts with faint traces of an oval maker’s stamp and an indistinct date.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE DRIVERS BADGE. Circular badge on Luftwaffe uniform cloth with very finely embroidered vehicle radiator overlaid with a Luftwaffe eagle and swastika. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EAGLE ON OLIVE GREEN BACKGROUND. The scarce Luftwaffe eagle in silver grey machine embroidery on mid green background for fitting to either the Luftwaffe herringbone twill tunic or the Luftwaffe ground troops smock.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EARLY DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful condition unissued Luftwaffe heavy bullion wire woven hand embroidered breast eagle with the early droop tailed eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE EARLY DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A beautifully hand embroidered silver bullion breast eagle on Luftwaffe blue grey backing. Threads remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS BREAST EAGLE. An unusual machine embroidered Luftwaffe mans breast eagle on a lighter shade of Luftwaffe blue material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS BREAST EAGLE. A very nicely machine embroidered light grey on Luftwaffe blue grey backing breast eagle for the Luftwaffe enlisted mans tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS DROOP TAILED BREAST EAGLE. A machine woven early Luftwaffe enlisted mans droop tailed eagle with indication of stitches where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED RANKS BREAST EAGLE. A very nice machine embroidered very light grey bordering on cream Luftwaffe eagle on a high quality Luftwaffe velvet-like wool background.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED RANKS CAP EAGLE. A very fine quality machine embroidered silver grey thread on Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth eagle for the overseas cap or the M.43 cap. Minor moth nip underneath the right hand wing as viewed. Condition:
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION CITATION GROUP TO OFFICER. A highly interesting group of four citations, all A5 size, all punch holed for filing, each citation only folded once. All awarded to Hauptmann Heinz Wenger on the staff of the 1st Luftwaffe Field Division. War Service Cross 2nd class with swords, dated ‘20th April 1944’ with facsimile signature of General of Infantry General G. Glokke, Commander of Army Area 6. Wound Badge in black whilst as an Oberleutnant with Luftwaffe Field Regiment No.4, dated ‘21st June 1942’, pen signed by Major and Battalion Commander. Iron Cross 2nd Class dated ‘July 1942’ pen signed by General Major Von Graffen who won the Knights Cross 13th August 1942 who was Commander of the 58th Infantry Division and a rare field printed citation to Heinz Wenger whilst on the staff of the 1st Luftwaffe Field Division for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge awarded ‘10th July 1944 with pencil signature of General Major Petrauschke. Very unusual to find a Luftwaffe Field Division group to an officer.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIELD DIVISION COMMANDER’S FLAG. A mint unissued condition rectangular flag for a Commander of a Luftwaffe Field Division Regiment measuring 39cm x 24cm, mounted on a wire frame. Lightweight black cotton to the upper and lower sections of the flag with the centre band being in rifle green, overlaid by a huge size machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle, which is embroidered directly onto the lightweight flag cloth. Double side, still with its attachment frame and clips, also its original flag maker’s paper label still adhere to the flag itself, the label reads ‘Fahnen Kreisel’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIGHTER PILOT’S GROUPING. Pilot’s badge, A5 size citation to Flieger Josef Bock, slightly shredded edges, once folded, non punch holed dated ‘26th April 1944’ with the ink signature of the General and Commander of the 1st Flieger Division and unit issue stamp. Iron Cross 2nd class, slightly harder card citation, once folded, non punch holed to by now Unteroffizier Josef Bock dated ‘28th February 1945’ with large pen signature of the General Major of the unit. Fighter clasp citation, standard A5 size, pre printed with image of award, by now a member of 2./Jagdgeschwader No.4. for the Flight clasp in bronze, dated ‘12th February 1945’ with large ink signature of the Oberstleutnant and Squadron Commander. The citation for the Luftwaffe Fighter bar in silver, standard A5 size with printed image of award, once folded, dated ‘28th April 1945’ with the identical ink signature of the Oberstleutnant and Squadron Commander. Accompanied by the blue linen covered flying license of Josef Bock, which is dated ‘24th April 1944’ photograph of Bock in civil dress, hatless, with the last entry in the license of ‘24th April 1945’. In april 1945 the 2nd Group JG4 was flying operations of Cottbus and Guben against Soviet forces on the Oder Front East of Berlin, a scarce last ditch fighter pilot’s grouping.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FIRE WORKER ORDNANCE TRADE PATCH. Standard Luftwaffe trade patch, very fine silver weave in cotton on Luftwaffe circular backing cloth for an ordnance personnel fire worker. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
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, MINIATURE. The very small lapel pin of the Luftwaffe flak badge with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing measuring 5mm x 9mm.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK BADGE. A very fine quality Luftwaffe Flak Badge, beautiful detail to the 88mm gun. A slight crack to the neck of the eagle. Non maker marked. Complete with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK HELPER BADGE. Luftwaffe machine embroidered blue eagle, blue surround on black backing triangular form.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLAK HELPER’S ARM PATCH. The large shield shaped arm patch of a Luftwaffe eagle through a downward pointing sword for female helpers with the Luftwaffe Flak. This example is unused, beautiful condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT MAJOR’S COLLAR PATCHES. A nice matching set of heavy bullion wire woven on yellow based background collar patches for a Luftwaffe Flight Major. Edge cording stitches slightly loose, no moth damage, good nap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERGEFREITER’S FOUR POCKET TUNIC. A very fine condition four pocket open collar style tunic worn by a Luftwaffe Obergefreiter of flight. Standard configuration with four pockets with flaps and pleats, five button front, the insignia fitted being a stitch-in set of yellow wool piped Flight Section shoulder boards, yellow twist cored piping to the collar. A set of Obergrefreiter’s yellow based collar patches with one single gull to each patch. A machine embroidered grey on Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted ranks style eagle over the right hand pocket. Deep barrel cuffs. The original Luftwaffe blue grey and cream inner collar is still fitted. Fully lined to the interior in matching Luftwaffe blue grey material. Profusely stamped with Luftwaffe acceptance stamps ‘LBA.38’ followed by size stampings, followed by further identical LBA stamp just below the interior pocket opening. Loops for one award. The nap of the cloth is superb some small moth damage repairs to the front lower skirt. A beautiful tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERST EPAULETTE WITH BUTTON. A good Luftwaffe Flight Oberst shoulder board, yellow wool underlay slightly faded, one of the pips having its gilt remaining the other dull with its intertwined Oberst lace good, fitted with a screw on uniform retaining button. , prisoner of war removed from the uniform by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERST SLIP-ON TAB REMOVED SHOULDER BOARD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Oberst shoulder board with the yellow wool underlay subdued, good gilt to the two rank pips, the intertwined silver lace good, the original slip-on tab from below the shoulder board has been removed, this piece of insignia was uniform removed from the owner as a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT OBERST STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A good Luftwaffe Flight Oberst shoulder board, the wool underlay faded, all gilt remaining to the two rank pips, silver Oberst intertwined lace good, stitch marks visible where stitched onto uniform, stitches cut and removed from the tunic when the owner was a prisoner of war by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION LEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. An absolutely mint pair of yellow wool based flight section stitch-in shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Leutnant. Stitch marks evident where these have been removed from a tunic, completely matched pair.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION OBERLEUTNANT’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of stitch-in shoulder boards for a Luftwaffe Flight Oberleutnant. Luftwaffe yellow wool underlay with one gilded rank star to each board.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SECTION OBERST SLIP-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A well service used slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Oberst, the yellow underlay cloth faded, gilt gone from both of the rank pips, intertwined silver bullion Oberst lace good, prisoner of war removed from the uniform by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
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 TECHNICAL PERSONNEL TRADE PATCH. Very finely multi embroidered insignia in silver weave on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE FORESTRY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. A rare silver bullion wire hand embroidered breast eagle on forestry green background. Some minor light surface oxidisation to the wire.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL MAJOR STITCH-ON SHOULDER BOARD. A good as removed from tunic Luftwaffe General’s gold and silver weave shoulder board with subdued white underlay, direct colour change where it has been cut from the tunic and part of the shoulder board protected by the uniform cloth has left it in a lighter shade. Recently a whole quantity of Luftwaffe and Army Generals insignia along with other items of high ranking officers insignia plus a Army General’s visor cap appeared in auction within the U.K. they were all kept by the daughter of a Sergeant Tallentaire of the Royal Scots who was not only a soldier attached to a field security unit and filtered prisoners in Germany in 1945 were he removed a lot of insignia, he also was a Guard at the famous Island Farm Prison Camp for senior German officers in South wales after WWII and added more insignia to his collection.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL MAJOR’S SHOULDER BOARD. A single Luftwaffe General’s shoulder board, very high quality silver and gold intertwined weave on white woollen underlay, this is a stitch-on style board. Subdued colour to the white wool. Stitches clearly obvious where this has been removed from a tunic, the General was a prisoner of war and the insignia was removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL WOLFGANG MARTINI LETTER. A signed letter from Luftwaffe General of the Air Signals Group Wolfgang Martini. The letter written in ink was sent to the widow of a Luftwaffe officer under his command. The letter expresses his sympathy at the loss of the officer. The envelope is complete with its original Adolf Hitler stamps attached. Wolfgang Martini was responsible for command of the German radar system. The letter and envelope is accompanied by a facsimile photograph of Wolfgang Martini.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL'S SWORD. A good totally original service used Luftwaffe General Officers sword, 78cm blade in good condition clearly maker marked ‘Eickhorn’, the etched panels to both sides good and deep. The gilt is faint to the central blued panel with the facsimile signature of Hermann Goering. The gilt overall to the hilt, two folding shell guards, the upper and lower scabbard mounts generally good, some rubbing in places and minor dullness but the majority of the gilt within the lower protective fields are all clear and good. Deep orange grip with one minor chip to both ends of the grip. All grip wire intact. Folding shell guards complete and with both sprung loaded hinges working correctly. Luftwaffe eagle in silver to the face side folding shell guard. Both scabbard mounts number matched ‘13’. The leather to the scabbard is good with evidence of one small crease to the lower centre. A good honest Luftwaffe General Officer’s sword.
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GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERALLUFTZEUGMEISTER CAP INSIGNIA. The large silver coloured Luftwaffe eagle and cogwheel surround insignia for wearing on the Luftwaffe officers cap for a member of the Luftwaffe civilian technicians. Marked ‘Ges Gesch’ on the reverse side in raised relief, of the three fixing pins one is missing. A rare piece of insignia.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A removed from tunic virtually mint condition gold wire woven Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle. Stitch holes remain through the material backing indicating it has been removed from a tunic. Beautiful condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A superb and very rare Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle measuring 8cms in wing width, slight toning to the gilt of the eagle itself and quite commonly the talons of the eagle and the swastika itself has stayed bright.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S BREAST EAGLE. A very nice quality early droop tailed eagle hand embroidered in gold wire Luftwaffe General’s breast eagle, the gilt is slightly subdued, beautiful close weave on its Luftwaffe uniform backing cloth with impressions to the very edge of the uniform cloth where it can clearly be seen that this has been at one time affixed to a tunic and has subsequently been removed either on capture or by the General himself at the end of WWII.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S SUMMER VISOR CAP. A superb cap being the private purchase one-piece construction Luftwaffe General’s white top visor cap, we mention one-piece construction as these have appeared previously with the removable white top similar to the standard officers. The last General’s cap we had of this quality in one-piece construction was the cap of Luftwaffe General Otto Prinz, where we discovered his whole trunk of uniforms in Weisbaden in 1987. We mention this as an indication as to how rare this type of cap is. Beautiful upper body, very minor surface discoloration, standard officers mohair centre band, the most excellent gold embroidered national eagle on white backing cloth, which has been sewn applied to the white upper body, matching set of a gold cockade below with a very high quality heavy woven gold cap cords. Gold side buttons and gold waffenfarbe on the upper and lower sections of the mohair centre band. The peak is black to the interior with the typical Luftwaffe double strengthened edge. The inner mid tan sweatband has evidence of wear use. The interior is gold silk lined with the retailer’s name gold blocked to the undamaged and complete celluloid centre lozenge ‘Paul Preuss, Stettin’, the town of Stettin at this present day in Poland. A magnificent piece.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GENERAL’S WHITE TOP VISOR CAP EAGLE. An ultra rare heavy gold bullion wire woven eagle, hand embroidered on white backing cloth for fitting to the Luftwaffe General’s white top summer cap with removable top. At one stage in its life this eagle would have had a backing plate sewn to it, unfortunately that is missing. On close inspection there appears to be a slight break in the bullion wire between the head of the eagle and the main body, this is only noticeable when slightly bending the eagle, laying flat it is not apparent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GL BREAST EAGLE. The rare large variety 14cm width breast badge for the Luftwaffe Chief of Supply & Procurement Service (General Luftzeugmeister). All black weave Luftwaffe eagle over a cogwheel with the letters ‘GL’ in black on a yellow triangle of canvas backing cloth. Worn on the GL black overalls to the breast.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GLIDER PILOTS BADGE IN CLOTH. An extremely rare cloth badge being the Glider Pilots. The construction is not of the standard variety that is normally found on the collectors market, this is of very high quality, it is machine embroidered on enlisted ranks heavy weave cloth, complete with its buckram material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GLIDER QUALIFICATION BADGE. A wire woven twin seagull level circular wire embroidered badge with some light oxidisation to the wire weave.
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 COMBAT BADGE BY OSANG. A good Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge by G.H.Osang of Dresden. Slightly tarnished finish to the separately applied eagle, one small delicate domed rivet, maker marked ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ to the reverse side, with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE MAKER MARKED. A well used example of the Luftwaffe Ground Combat badge, the light blue painted finish to the clouds and to the centre of the lightning bolt is faint, some age colour to the remainder of the award. This is the two part award with the Luftwaffe flying eagle secured to the main body by three domed rivets. Manufacturer marked in raised relief ‘R.K.’ complete with its original wide tapering pin, hook at hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE GROUND COMBAT BADGE. The most desired example by collectors of the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge being the maker marked ‘R.K’ (Richard Karneth). The eagle is held to the main body of the award by three small delicate rivets. Good finish remaining to the patinated clouds and the lightning bolt and good silvered finish to laurel leaf and the Luftwaffe eagle. Wide tapering pin, it catch and hook assembly all original and intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HAND EMBROIDERED NCO’s BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful hand embroidered early droop tailed Luftwaffe breast eagle indication of stitch holes where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HEAVY AERIAL BOMB ARMOURER PATCH. The circular trade patch finely embroidered in silver grey on Luftwaffe enlisted ranks circular backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HERMANN GOERING DIVISION 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 HERMANN GOERING DIVISION OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. An extremely rare hand embroidered bullion silver wire breast eagle on black backing material for use by a Hermann Goering officer on his black Panzer wrap over jacket.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HONOUR ROLL CLAPS. A beautiful gilded frosted example of the Luftwaffe Honour Roll clasp on its correct size ribbon. All four securing pins complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE HONOUR SHIELD FOR KRETA 1941. The rare Honour Shield for the campaign in Crete measuring 11 x 15cm, four holes, one to each corner, for applying to a base plaque, if needed. Complete with its Luftwaffe Paratrooper gilded eagle, slight toning to the metallic material. An old label with indistinct script pasted to the reverse side. At present a section of old thin string attached to the two upper holes for wall suspension.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE JUDICIARY OFFICIAL’S COLLAR PATCHES. A scarce pair of collar patches for the Judiciary equivalent of a Luftwaffe Hauptmann. Beautiful bullion silver wire embroidery on Bordeaux red backing cloth. Two minute moth holes to the left hand collar patch, otherwise perfect.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KAPOK LIFE VEST A generally good service worn Kapok Luftwaffe life vest, complete with its original embroidered technical label. Some overall staining to the Kapok sections at the base of the vest. All crotch and waist straps present, all Prym closure studs present, the loops for securing the vest across the chest are all complete unfortunately the wooden toggles that the loops attach to are missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KNIGHTS CROSS AND OAK LEAVES HOLDER FLYING LICENSE. A rare document from WWII being the flying license with its blue canvas outer cover of Knights Cross with Oak Leaves holder General Major Hubertus Hitschold, he was a Stuka dive bomber pilot who distinguished himself during the battle of Crete in 1941. The blue cover document book with Luftwaffe eagle to the cover and the lettering ‘Luftwaffen Flugzeugfuherschein’. Inside it is named to ‘Hitschold’ and dated ‘26th July 1939’ issued in Dresden. In the hatless profile image you can see just part of his uniform. Various entries and stamps inside the license. Accompanied by another typed document and cut out from a period publication showing him wearing the award of the Knights Cross and Oak Leaves. Hitschold joined the Military Service in the Reichswher in 1930 and was selected for flight training, part of his training to become a fighter pilot took place in the Soviet Union with the newly formed Luftwaffe, Hitschold became one of the first Stuka fighter pilots, he was in command of 1./SGT2 during the battle of Crete and is credited with the British destroyers HMS Greyhound, HMS Kelly and HMS Kashmir on the 22nd and 23rd May 1941. He was awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross on the 21st July 1940 and the Oak Leaves on the 31st December 1941 as part of 1./STG2 (Immelmann). Hitschold flew missions during the invasion of Poland, France and the Battle of Britain, subsequently rising to the rank of General Major.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE KRIM SHIELD. An unissued condition Luftwaffe Krim Shield, the award has toned to a grey on its mint condition Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth with its original paper backing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LATE WAR JACK BOOTS. A pair of the unusual brown leather jack boots that have a half round strengthened toe cap with the construction of the main body of the boot exactly in the style of the First War German jack boot with stitched seams to both sides of each boot. The boots still retain their inner brown and red canvas pulls, soles with original leather soles and toe and heel steel cleats.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LEATHER FLYING HELMET. An overall good condition all brown leather sheepskin lined winter flying helmet. One minor scuff to the leather close to the right hand earphone. All male/female closure studs complete, buckles non rusted, complete with its full compliment of throat microphones and its long plug in jack plug. To the interior the sheepskin is good with its original technical label indicating that the maker of the helmet is the Deutsche Telephonwerke with its red ink Luftwaffe acceptance over-stamp and all other technical details clear.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE LUNEBURG IDENTITY DISC. A nice condition 4cm diameter all yellow disc, the lettering all in aluminium colour allowing the wearer original number T3BB access to the air base at Luneburg. Complete with its pin back fixing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET, EX TROPICAL PAINT. A Q64 Luftwaffe double decal M.35 combat helmet, the skull retains much of its original blued finish. At one time in its life it has been a tropical painted helmet, residue of the tropical paint around the M.35 air vents, all of the liner retaining rivet heads have lost their blue paint, damage to the wings of the Luftwaffe eagle and to the edge of the national tricolour, as can be seen from our web images. On inverting the helmet it is with an M.40 liner and the residue of the tropical paint can be seen around the whole interior rim of the helmet. The 8 tongued liner all good, supple and complete with its original chinstrap, which has faint traces of a 19 possibly 42 date. The liner band is aluminium with the 1940 rounded edge strap posts with the liner band dated ‘1940’. We believe that this helmet has been restored by a unit level repair depot and then re-issued for the European theatre. The exterior paint has been removed for Europe.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A nice condition size SE64 M.35 shell finished in the Luftwaffe blue colour, virtually all the paint finish remaining with the exception of a small circumference to the crown area. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with one abrasion to the right hand wing. Various nicks and scratches to the national tricolour. Of the three liner retaining rivet heads only one has retained all of its Luftwaffe blue colour. The helmet is fitted with an M.40 zinc banded liner, the 8 tongue liner is in excellent condition with good original colour in mid tan with obvious wear use around the lower area. One slight tear to the liner and complete with its original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.35 DOUBLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A scarce example of the early short winged Luftwaffe eagle with down-swept tail, much of the original finish lost with abrasions as can be seen from our web images. Unusually most of the paint has stayed adhered to the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads. The national tricolour good and clear with abrasions. The short tailed Luftwaffe eagle, the outline is clear but with only partial remains of the actual decal in place, again this can clearly be seen from our web images. The colour that remains to the paint is of the slightly darker shade of blue before the introduction of the blue grey with the M40 helmets. The helmet is stamped ‘Q64’, it is with its totally original liner, which has had considerable wear use with its original drawstring with its original brown leather chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.43 CAP. A nice condition M.43 cap, no moth damage, good nap to the issue quality cloth, a matched set of embroidered Luftwaffe eagle and multi coloured national cockade below. Twin button front. Good blue silk lining, RB numbered and dated ‘1944’ with the good size of 58.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M.43 FIELD CAP. A good totally unissued example of a size 56 single button front Luftwaffe M.43 cap. Good nap to all the cloth, no moth damage, complete with its Luftwaffe blue grey herringbone twill lining. ‘Berlin’ maker marked, stamped size ‘56’, complete with its two piece Luftwaffe eagle and separate national roundel.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE M40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A very nice condition Luftwaffe M.40 single decal combat helmet with its original inner tube rubber band around the base of the skull. The helmet colour is of the 1940 variation of Luftwaffe blue with minor abrasions as can be seen on our web images. The decal has some abrasions with a good and clear swastika, some slight loss of paint to the liner retaining rivet heads. Around the base is a hand cut 1cm wide section of rubber, which was applied for the application of camouflage netting and unusually this rubber has not solidified but a clear mark can be seen against the paintwork when lifting the rubber band. The helmet is with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked with a date of ‘1940’ visible. The interior liner, which is stamped size ‘57’ retains much original light tan colour with minor wear use in the forehead area, the liner band is the early aluminium type, one of the strap retaining buckles has square edges, the opposite has the 1940 pattern with more rounded edge to the buckle strap, an original drawstring is present. The helmet shell is SE64.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR Dr KUPFER SIGNITURE Stafel Kapitan of Stuka Geschwader 2. Pen signature on section of paper with a newspaper drawing of Major Dr. Kupfer above. All laid onto its original page from the Hitler Youth members autograph collection book. Kupfer won the Knights Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords. During WWII the collection of Knights Cross Winners autographs was as important to the youth of Germany, as the collections of baseball cards, cigarette cards, marbles and other items have been for generations of youngster world-wide since. We had two complete books of a Hitler Youth collection. We have decided to break the books up, the multi signatures are on the original pages. The single signatures we have removed from the page and have photocopied the original page that will accompany the autograph when purchased.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR GENERAL’S COLLAR PATCH. A very nice condition celion weave collar patch with celion weave twisted corded edging, the white wool is slightly subdued. As removed from the prisoner’s uniform tunic by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MAJOR GRAF SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH. A standard Hoffmann photograph of Major Graf wearing his Knights Cross oak leaves and swords and diamonds. Pen signed across the lower part of the photograph. Complete with a photocopy when the image was removed from the Hitler Youth boy or girl’s souvenir signature book.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MECHANISED EQUIPMENT ADMINISTRATOR TRADE PATCH. Very finely machine embroidered winged wheel insignia on Luftwaffe circular backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL NCO SHOULDER BOARD. A very scarce single slip-on shoulder board for a Luftwaffe Medical Feldwebel. Blue wool piping with single row of Luftwaffe tress surrounding the board with its wool and canvas slip-on tab.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE MEDICAL PERSONNEL TRADE PATCH. The circular trade patch on Luftwaffe backing cloth with the silver grey insignia of the Medical Service. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO FLIGHT SECTION CAP. A rare maker of a Luftwaffe enlisted man/NCO's visor cap with yellow piping for flight units size 56 cm, The form of the cap is superb in the high saddle shape. The crown and upper body of the cap is totally free of any moth damage, moth tracking or staining, moth has attacked the waffenfarbe on all three sections of the cap, however the rarity of the maker of this cap in our opinion supersedes any moth damage. There were two makers of visor caps in the Third Reich period who used ventilation systems, the well known manufacturer Erel is the most commonly encountered with their vented cockade to the front of the cap, the second lesser known company were HTC with their trademark Frischluft, their patented fresh air system consisting of four ventilation holes in the forehead area of a visor cap behind the national cockade. In our opinion this cap has never been worn, however because the sweat band is of the substitute material similar to a stiff paper the sweat band has been torn in one place and is cracked in two others. The waffenfarbe surrounding the crown has only six minor moth nips, more moth has attacked the two lower sections of waffenfarbe, which we have tried our best to show on our web images. There is a slightly more unusual style of chin strap used on this cap. Double ribbed edge peak, which follows the fashion of many Luftwaffe caps. The interior is completely lined in a blue artificial silk. The central celluloid lozenge is all complete with the 'Frischluft' trademark and other wording completely clear. The sweat band has excellent light tan colour with minor storage staining. There is one complete tear in the forehead area and two cracks at each side of the area where the peak is fitted to the cap, this has unfortunately occurred through various handlers of the cap pulling the sweat band down to view the interior. Fortunately most of the moth damage is around the rear of the cap, visually from the front there is very little moth damage in evidence. The insignia all matching, one piece aluminium single stamped eagle with matching cockade. A rare visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO’S MANS CAP COCKADE. The metallic winged laurel leaf with red and black centred lower cockade for the Luftwaffe enlisted mans or nco’s visor cap. Complete with both fixing pins.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NCO’S MANS CAP EAGLE. A good semi cast original cap eagle for a Luftwaffe enlisted mans/nco’s visor cap. Complete with both fixing pins.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NIGHT FIGHTER GROUP. Iron Cross 2nd Class, A5 size citation, unfolded, non punch holed to Unteroffizier Willi Knochel of the 1./N.J.G.3, award dated 15th October 1941, pen signed by General Major and Commander of the Night Fighter Command. The Fighter Luftwaffe Bar citation, A5 size, unfolded, non punch holed, to the 1.(E)/N.J.G.3 dated 23rd July 1941, pen signed by Major and Squadron Commander. The citation booklet for the DRL Sport badge in bronze 1941, photograph of recipient in civilian dress. Luft Sport Verband membership book, photograph in civil dress. Two shooting record books 1939/1940. An RAD labour corps record book plus other civil documents. This unit was flying Messerschmidt BF 110 from Vechta at this time of the war.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NIGHT HARASSMENT BOMBER PILOT’S GROUP OF CITATIONS. Large just under A4 size twice folded and slightly stained citation for the Pilot’s badge to Obergefreiten Fritz Bachtle, dated 1st April 1938. A5 size citation, once folded, punch holed for filing to by now Feldwebel Fritz Bachtle to the 1st Storkampfstaffel LW.KDO.OST, awarded 24th February 1943 with pencil signature of the General Major of the 1st Flieger Division. Iron Cross 1st class citation, folded once, punch holed for filing, dated 14th July 1943 with ink signature of the well known First War flyer General Major Ritter von Grein who was Chief of Luft Fleet 6. A5 citation for the Luftwaffe Flying Class for bombers in bronze as a member of the same unit, dated 24.2.1943 with ink signature of Commander of the 1st Flieger Division General Major Deichmann. Large A4 size citation for the Sudetenland medal on the 1st October 1938, promotion document to Oberfeldwebel in A4 size, punch holed for filing, a further promotion document, his linen flying license, which is one piece linen folded item with identification, punch holed for filing, no photograph. Very scarce and interesting grouping. December 1942 the German Luftwaffe decided to form night harassment units, copying those already used by the Soviet Air Force, entitled 1st Storkampfstaffel, they used old aircraft mainly the Gotha and then GO145 bi-plane in a bomber and ground attack role, this group is a pilot flying one of these types aircraft.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE NON 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 NORWEGEN NON PORTABLE AWARD. A nice condition non portable award numbered ‘6856’ from the Commanding General and Commander-in-Chief of Luftgau Norwegen. Minor chipping to the black finish to the edges otherwise good.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OBERGEFREITER RANK PATCH. A nice condition double litzen inverted triangle sleeve insignia for a Luftwaffe NCO on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OBERST SHOULDER BOARD. A single Luftwaffe Flight Oberst slip-on shoulder board, the yellow underlay cloth slightly discoloured, some gilt remaining to the two rank pips, the Major’s intertwined bullion good, prisoner of war removed by Private Tallentaire of the Royal Scots.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS AIR GUNNER ONLY BADGE IN BULLION WIRE. An excessively rare very finely silver bullion embroidered air gunner only badge embroidered onto a padded section of very light Luftwaffe blue/grey cloth with evidence of stitches where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. An extremely nice condition Luftwaffe officers breast eagle. Superb hand embroidery on its Luftwaffe blue backing material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS 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 DRESS BELT. A good large size Luftwaffe officers brocade parade belt, standard colours of silver, black and red laid on a Luftwaffe blue grey woollen belted background with both of its runners, slight subduing to the gilt on the Luftwaffe droop tailed eagle. All fittings to the reverse side complete, marked ‘DRGM’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS OBSERVER BADGE IN WIRE. A rare example beautifully bullion wire woven Luftwaffe Observer style eagle in silver on its silver wreath on Luftwaffe officers ribbed backing cloth.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS PARATROOPER QUALIFICATION BADGE IN WIRE. A very nice condition gold paratrooper eagle with silver wreath identical configuration to the standard metal badge. Evidence of where it may have been removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS PILOT’S BADGE IN WIRE WEAVE. A lovely condition silver Luftwaffe pilot style eagle on its silver wreath on enlisted mans quality backing cloth. Unissued condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SOLDBUCH. Any soldbuchs to the Luftwaffe officers are scarce, this excellent condition example, the blue front cover has been punch-holed for filing, the internal pass photograph shows the recipient who was a signals officer wearing Luftwaffe uniform, upper bust, hatless. Annotations in the soldbuch up to and including May 1941.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. A good set of heavyweight ribbed trousers in the balloon style for a Luftwaffe officer. Waist size 41cm. No moth damage or staining. Good length leg. The interior lining is in the ordnance Luftwaffe blue grey heavy twill cotton and based on that we assume these are ordnance issued officers long trousers. All buttons remaining, two front slanted pockets without flaps, small watch fob pocket. Very faint size markings to the waistband but with further stamped block, the only word visible is ‘Berlin’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD. An exceptional example of the Luftwaffe officers sword, mint bright blade by SMF Solingen with its Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. Blue leather washer still in present between the top of blade and lower hilt. All of the fittings of the sword, which includes the top pommel, central cross guard and the two scabbard fittings are in mint bright aluminium. The four mobile swastikas still have all their original gold wash. Beneath the cross guard the sword is unit marked ‘1.FL.KP.NR.26’ which is matched number engraved to the throat. The scabbard leather is untouched, complete with its blue leather hanging strap, which is stitched fitted to the sword itself. Grip leather superb complete with original wire wrap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD. An extremely nice all nickel Luftwaffe officers sword. Absolutely mint blade having the SMF Solingen trademark, blade good and bright. The leather to both the scabbard and the grip is superb, soft with good blue colour. All wire wrap present to the grip. Complete with its original blue leather hanging strap and clip. The plating is slightly thin to the lower scabbard mount. Overall an excellent sword.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS SWORD. An extremely good and untouched condition 72cm long blade Luftwaffe officers sword. The blade is excellent and bright, marked ‘Eickhorn’ with the Luftwaffe acceptance stamp. All of the fittings are in the heavy nickel and have never been cleaned. The leather to the grip is excellent with all grip wire intact. The leather to the scabbard is good with minor scuffs, complete with its leather hanging strap to the double rings. All metal heavy nickel fittings excellent.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A well service worn possibly size 56 Luftwaffe officers visor cap, good saddle shape, the main body of the cap is constructed in the Luftwaffe officers smooth high quality material, no moth damage to anywhere on the upper part of the cap. The silver waffenfarbe to the upper crown has lost an area of its wire weave and exposing its wire underlay to a length of 5cm in the area above the national eagle. Standard mohair officers centre band, complete with a matched set of wire woven national eagle and cockade. A small area of moth damage to the black wool edging of the cockade in the area just above the wire officers cap cords. Matching side buttons which are of a slightly larger variety than normally encountered. The officer has used two shoulder board fitting buttons of the style that are screw threaded, therefore enabling the buttons to the unscrewed and the officers cord removed. Standard double thickness front peak. To the interior the leather sweatband is all complete, extra stitches have been added to the peak to ensure that the peak is more securely attached to the main body of the cap. The gold silk lining is heavily service worn with the remains only of the centre celluloid lozenge intact. Very faint traces of its Erel trademark, which was silver blocked, to the underside of the celluloid lozenge. A good service worn and personalised Luftwaffe officers visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS WIRE WOVEN BREAST EAGLE. A very nice hand embroidered standard form Luftwaffe officers breast eagle. Good bright bullion on its Luftwaffe blue backing cloth. Unused condition.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS WIRE WOVEN FLAK QUALIFICATION ARM BADGE. A cut from tunic very finely embroidered Luftwaffe Flak Qualification Badge. Clear detail of the 88mm gun, good clear swastika, nice bright embroidery on soft officers quality back cloth with evidence of stitches where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PADDED PILOT OBSERVERS BADGE FOR ENLISTED MEN. A very nice padded version of the Luftwaffe Pilot Observers Badge for enlisted men or NCOs. Mint unissued condition, good bright colours. Stitches remain where removed from a tunic.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER BADGE BY GWL. One of the most desirable of the makers for the Luftwaffe Paratrooper Badge, GWL (Gebruder Wegerhoff). A super example with the diving paratrooper style eagle retaining all of its gilt with highlights to the swastika. The oak and laurel leaf wreath retaining all of its patinated finish. To the reverse side is typical GWL rivets with its original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER 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 CLOSE COMBAT BAR CITATION. A rare field typed citation, A5 size, folded once and punch holed twice for filing to Fahnenjunker-Oberfeldwebel Albert Ebeling who served on the staff of Paratrooper Reconnaissance Unit 12. He was awarded the Close Combat Bar in bronze for 16 combat days dated ‘14th April 1945’. Complete with rubber ink signature and pen signature of Unit Commander.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER GROUPING. Three documents and two photographs of Leutnant Erich Hofmann. The first document is in large format measuring 25 x 35cms being a promotion document from Leutnant Der Luftwaffe to Oberleutnant dated ‘1st November 1941’ with facsimile signature of Hermann Goring. The second document being the identical size promotion document from Oberfahrinch on the 1st August 1939 to Leutnant with original signature of Commander in Chief for the Armed Forces Von Brauchitsch. Both documents are of the double sheet central folded type. The third document is A4 size to Leutnant Erich Hofmann 5./Sturm-Regiment award for the Iron Cross 2nd Class on the 11th November 1941 with a facsimile signature of an unidentified General Major and Divisional Commander. Slight age foxing with rust mark from paper clip to the top left hand corner with Flieger Division rubber stamp to the lower left hand side. Accompanying the documents is one absolutely stunning studio photograph of Arich Hofmann, three quarter bust, seated, wearing his Luftwaffe officers cap and full uniform, sporting his Hitler Youth membership badge, Luftwaffe Paratrooper Qualification badge and Reichs Sports Badge holding his 2nd pattern Luftwaffe dagger. The photograph itself measures 17cms x 22cms in a card mount, which measures 33 x 24cms. Accompanying this is a smaller format photograph also studio showing Hofmann wearing his Luftwaffe officers cap with a leather coat having the collar turned up. The photo is 15 x 11cms in larger card mount for framing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER MEDIC GROUP. A group of 7 documents to a Luftwaffe NCO Otto Heger. A 16 page citation style booklet for the DRL (sports badge) association award badge dated '1938' while as a member of Flak Regiment 10, complete with photograph wearing pre war open style Luftwaffe tunic, complete with the original DRL badge. A Luftwaffe A4 size citation for the 4 Year Long Service Medal dated 'October 1939'. Promotion document to the rank of Feldwebel dated 'May 1940', A4 size. Citation for the 1st Oktober 1938 Medal dated 'September 1939'. Citation for the War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords dated '1942'. Citation for the Iron Cross 2nd Class dated '1944', by that time Heger had become a member of the late war formED Parachute Army, the citation reads 'AS A MEMBER OF 12/FALLSCHIRM-JAGER REGT.5'. Small size citation dated '1942' signed from the Saxon Interior Minister to Heger. Accompanying the citations are Heger's original three part medal ribbon bar comprising War Service Cross 2nd Class with swords, Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Medal, 1st Oktober 1938 medal all with their original court mounted ribbons. The blue of the Long Service ribbon has faded but is complete with its original Luftwaffe motif. Also accompanying the group is Heger's rare identity disc which has been separately impressed Red Cross. Because of the late award of the Iron Cross 2nd Class it was never utilised on its Medal Ribbon Bar.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPER SMOCK EAGLE. The ultra rare machine embroidered grey eagle on its salt and pepper green background cloth, multi cross hatch stitched to a section of the salt and pepper paratrooper smock material. Threads remain where removed from a paratrooper smock.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS GROUPING OF CITATIONS. Four citations awarded to Unteroffizier Fritz Niggemann. A5 sized citation, punch-holed for filing, folded twice, citation for the Paratroopers Qualification Badge, awarded 3rd September 1940, facsimile signature of General Oberst Loerzer. The A5 citation for the Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge, punch-holed for filing, folded once, beautiful condition, awarded to Niggemann whilst as a member of the III./Fallsch.Rgt.5’ awarded 5th February 1943 with unit issue rubber stamped and indelible pencil signature of an unidentified Hauptmann. The fully illuminated A5 size citation for the armband Afrika, punch-holed for filing, folded once and lastly the Afrika Italian German Medal whilst serving in the same unit, A5 size, punch-holed for filing, one single fold, dated ‘14th March 1943 with a very nice postcard sized image of Niggemann wearing his Luftwaffe tropical uniform and visored field cap with unusually having fitted to the cap the Luftwaffe metallic eagle taken from his Luftwaffe pith helmet, this is identified by the fact that the eagle is the only Luftwaffe eagle that faces in the opposite direction to every other Luftwaffe eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PARATROOPERS UNIT MARKED VISOR CAP. An utmost rarity being a size 55 Luftwaffe enlisted ranks flying section cap constructed in the officers rib material, good bright yellow waffenfarbe to both the crown and the upper and lower parts of the mohair centre band. Three small white spots to the rear of the crown, slight fraying to the mohair centre band and one moth nip to the crown waffenfarbe to the left hand side of the early short droop tailed eagle insignia with matching central aluminium cockade. Standard chinstrap with double buckles. An unusual form of side button fitted in black. Double strengthened front edge to the visor. One crease mark on the visor that matches where the chinstrap has been sitting for many years and probably some time in a hot environment. To the interior the cap is showing obvious wear use. The light tan liner band is all intact but with a few minor tears close to the edges of the front peak, an unidentified number ‘4905’ has been hand applied to the exterior of the liner band. A small patch has been inserted by a previous collector to hold the sweatband together close to the area of one of the side buttons, the remainder of the liner is superbly marked, first being the ‘LBA.B39’ stamping followed by a full stamp of ‘1./FALLSCH.’JAGER’RGT.2’ with ‘3.KLMP’ below, on the opposite side of the liner is an identical stamping but in larger font. The cap still has its original centre celluloid lozenge, which is silver blocked with the maker below, which is the outline of a German officers visor cap with eagle and swastika, dated ‘1939’ size stamp ‘55’ with the original owner’s name ‘Rudolph Heinz’ label tucked in the small section of the lozenge for a name tag. The upper inner crown lining has some damage, the upper inner crown area including the lozenge has been protected by an extra section of celluloid that has been manually placed to inside the crown area by a previous collector for protection. A superb cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER BADGE IN CLOTH. Beautiful grey and yellow embroidery on Luftwaffe blue grey backing wool.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER’S BADGE BY JIMME. A good service used Luftwaffe Pilot Observer’s badge constructed by J.Imme & Son Berlin. The finish below the wings of the eagle is generally good with rubbed high spots, the gilt in the arch form of the oak and laurel leaf wreath above the eagle’s wings has disappeared. To the reverse side there are faint traces of the original gilding. The correct J.Imme tube type hinge, hook and pin all fitted, the pin is bent in places which is consistent to any many other Luftwaffe award badges we have had that indicate that it has been service worn and attached to a tunic. Maker marked ‘JIMME’ to the reverse of the award.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT OBSERVER’S BADGE. A good example of this scarce early badge, manufactured by JMME. All the original silvering to the wonderfully constructed flying eagle, the only traces of the original gilt to the oak and laurel leaf wreath are to the right hand side as the award is viewed. On the reverse side the typical JMME pin and hook construction with two delicate domed rivets with the maker’s mark impressed to the reverse of the flying eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT'S BADGE IN CLOTH. A mint unissued example of the machine embroidered light grey, dark grey on Luftwaffe blue grey Pilot's Badge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE BY FLL. A standard but excellent condition Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge, beautiful depth to the oak and laurel leaf wreath, all of the dark patinated finish remaining to the wings of the flying eagle, two delicate domed rivets to the reverse side, original pin and catch remaining, one small crack to the wreath . What makes this more unusual than most other Pilot’s badges or Pilot Observers is that it is identical to the model that is believed by serious collectors to be produced by the Company FLL Friedrich Linden of Ludenschied and we personally have only come across the Combined Pilot Observers badge by FLL, this is a straight Pilot’s badge. The example shown on page 67 of the excellent work Combat Badges of the Third Reich volume 2, Luftwaffe, by Stephen Thomas Previtera shows the FLL Pilot Observers badge. Two minute fractures to the wreath otherwise excellent condition overall. A rare badge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. A good heavy nickel unmarked example of a Luftwaffe Pilot’s Badge. Finish generally good, some loss of finish to the lower half of the swastika. To the reverse side are two delicate domed rivets holding the pilot’s badge eagle to the wreath. Original pin, hook and hinge system all in place. The badge is fitted into its original presentation case with the outside of the lid gold blocked and titled ‘FLUGZEUGFUHRER ABZ’. The interior upper lid silk is good but faded also the velvet base to the award box is discoloured with the exception around the area where the badge has been opened and on display in sunlight for many years, some edges of the box are slightly worn.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. Zinc mid war period having exactly the same construction of the pin, hook and hinge assembly as FLL, although this example is unmarked. A good degree of the silver wash remaining in the lower areas of the oak and laurel leaf wreath, the eagle itself has toned, rivets good, original pin hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. A good early superb quality nickel type Luftwaffe Pilot’s badge, marked ‘BSW’ within the clover leaf (Bruder Schneider Wien). Magnificent depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath, all patinated finish remaining to the diving eagle, good thick needle, two domed rivets in its silver titled box, the flock base to the box is good, upper inner lid silk very good, also good clear lettering to the exterior of the box.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PILOT’S BADGE. Early nickel version produced by Deumar of Ludenscheid. The oak and laurel leaf wreath deeply struck, maker marked to the reverse side of the pilot style eagle much patinated finish remaining to the eagle, the wreath is toned. The reverse side has some lifting of the nickel plate, complete with its long hinge, thick needle pin and two domed rivets.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PLASTIC FLAGS. Three nicely constructed in plastic Luftwaffe standards measuring 3cm x 23cm all identified to their arm of service on the back in raised relief. Flight troops, Hermann Goering Division and Luftwaffe Signals Units.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE PRE WAR ALBUM. A standard format album measuring 32 cm x 23 cm, interesting art deco artwork to the cover, which is inscribed ‘In Memory of my 2 year service time 1935 to 37. On opening the front page there is a résumé of what the owner of the album achieved in his two years pre war service with the Luftwaffe 1st Flak Regiment. The album contains 55 original images and approximately 10 other images, which could be bought as sets. The album shows obviously training during the pre war period in the winter of 35 to 36 with good images of 88mm flak guns, the guns themselves being towed by the large half track prime movers. Night firing exercises in May 1936. Photographs of colleagues. The winter of 36 in East Prussia with unusual vehicles. Training on the Ost See coast. The album is an absolutely superb example of the type of artwork that we have seen for many years in German albums and it is more for the quality of the artwork than the interest of the images that this album can be appreciated.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE QUALIFIED TELEPHONE OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. Standard size circular Luftwaffe blue grey material cloth with finely woven lightning bolts to the centre in silver thread. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE BY DEUMER. A good Radio Operator/Air Gunner badge, the finish is dull overall. Mid to late war production but fully maker stamped to the reverse ‘Deumer’. To flat rivets at the reverse side with its original pin and hook.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR 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 RADIO OPERATOR TRADE PATCH. Very fine silver embroidery on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RANGE FINDER TRADE PATCH. Nicely machine woven silver grey thread weave on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE CLASP IN SILVER IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A zinc ‘G.H.Osang, Dresden’ produced Reconnaissance clasp in silver, complete with original hook, pin and hinge. All silvered finish dull, in its original paper wrapping and fitted into its original ‘Osang, Dresden’ marked presentation packet. Ink stamped to the exterior ‘Front Flug Spanger Aufklarer im Silber’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHT BAR IN 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 REGIMENT GENERAL GORING MANS NCO’S VISOR CAP. A very nice condition size 55 Luftwaffe Regiment General Goring enlisted man/nco’s visor cap. The upper body is excellent with good nap to the cloth, one minor repaired moth hole. These caps are always of the same type and form having a mixture of the saddle shape and tellerform. Standard mohair centre band, double buckle front strap, the most commonly encountered double strengthened edge to the front visor. A matched set of stamped aluminium Luftwaffe eagle and cockade fitted. To the interior the leather sweatband is all complete but is torn in two places. These caps also are very profusely unit and maker stamped. Beneath the complete centre celluloid lozenge is the ‘G.A.Hoffmann, Berlin S.W.29’ maker’s stamp and address in silver block. Size stamped in ink ‘55’ with year mark ‘1936’, also the original owner’s semi canvas name label. To the inside of the sweatband again these are always heavily unit marked, this one very unusual being marked to the ‘Wach Btl./ORG.Gneral Goring’ (Guard Battalion Regiment General Goring). Also the added words of ‘Reiter-Zug’. We have never come across a Wach Battalion example before, they are generally normally marked with battalion numbers followed by ‘General Goring’. An excellent well marked Regiment General Goring visor cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE REICHS AIR MINISTRY TUNIC. Another tunic from the huge consignment from a very old collection, a large size Luftwaffe blue grey enlisted ranks four button open collar four pocket, deep barrel cuffs tunic. The tunic cuffs have been fitted from a bale of material with a slightly different shade than the main body and the upper arms. Standard four pockets with pleats and flaps. There is a splatter of moth across the tunic and repairs have been made to both of the lower pocket bags and to a section of the front flap of the tunic to the length of 20cm x 4cm to cover what we believe had been in the past serious moth damage. The nap of the cloth is thin in the area where a service belt would have been fitted. Standard grey on Luftwaffe blue grey embroidered eagle. A set of stitch-in black wool piped nco’s shoulder boards with matching nco lace to the collar and a set of black based collar patches with a single gull attached to each patch indicating the rank of unteroffizier in the Luftwaffe. Fully lined to the interior with blue grey lining material. Fully size stamps visible including its Luftwaffe ‘LBA 39’ acceptance stamp plus a maker’s name.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE RUCKSACK A good example of the blue grey rucksack carried by Luftwaffe personnel. All blue grey canvas remains good with one or two snags and tiny holes. The shoulder harness remains good and complete with belt mounting hooks. The date to the rear is '1942' with a very clear manufacturer's stamp. There is a little ripping to the interior divider and the item remains dusty for storage and would benefit from a good brush cleaning.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SEARCHLIGHT EQUIPMENT TRADE PATCH. Circular trade patch on Luftwaffe blue grey material, finely embroidered central insignia for a Luftwaffe Searchlight Equipment Administrator. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHEEPSKIN WINTER HAT. A good example of the Luftwaffe suede and sheepskin winter hat, large size, some age discoloration especially around the peak area. The sheepskin is all complete, it has not been attacked by moth as is quite common with these hats. Complete with its grey on dark blue Luftwaffe cap insignia with national roundel below. The closure string and button for the ear flaps are all complete to the crown area.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHIRT FLIGHT SHOULDER BOARDS. A rare pair of the Luftwaffe blue centred lightweight material yellow piped shoulder boards, slip-on, for the Luftwaffe enlisted mans shirt. One has minor staining.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHOOTING AWARD. The standard multi twist cord Luftwaffe blue grey and silver lanyard for shooting qualification within the Luftwaffe with its aluminium badge attached with flying eagle and swastika.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SHORT PATTERN DAGGER KNOT. A modern good reproduction of the silver dagger knot to fit the Luftwaffe 1st or 2nd pattern dagger.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS NCO’S/MANS VISOR CAP. A very nice huge size signals nco’s/mans visor cap, non size stamped but possibly size 59 or 60. Constructed in the issue quality cloth, the cap is totally devoid of any moth damage, the nap is excellent. Good brown signals piping. A matched set of the aluminium stamped national cockade fitted to the mohair centre band, the eagle is of the early short winged variety. The cap is complete with its standard patent leather cap cords with twin oval buckles. The front peak is of the double edged variety. To the interior the sweatband is of the ersatz style in mid brown, the inner lining all in gold silk, centre celluloid lozenge all complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS PERSONNEL INSIGNIA. The circular trade patch very finely silver embroidered with lightning flash to the centre. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNALS WHITE TOP SUMMER CAP. A good example of the rather harder to find signals piped white top summer cap, the top is completely removable from the main body to enable it to be cleaned, this is generally in good condition with just surface wear to the crown area. Complete with a very high quality Luftwaffe eagle, stamped steel national cockade, standard black mohair centre band. One small area of moth damage to the upper level piping to the length of 3½ cm, this is hidden by the side overhang of the cap. Beautiful quality front visor and double buckled chinstrap. To the interior the light tan sweatband is in excellent condition with only minor evidence of wear use. A good bright silver blocked retailer’s name of ‘Ludwig Worz Military Effects’ from the City of Ulm.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SIGNAL’S NCO’S VISOR CAP. A good size 57 virtually mint unissued condition Luftwaffe enlisted mans/NCO’s visor cap. The form of the cap is a semi teller, semi saddle shaped cap, the cap is dated ‘1937’, the upper part of the cap has all nap remaining, no moth damage at all, standard mohair centre band, light brown piping for Signals. A complete matching set of national eagle and cockade, standard double oval buckle chin cord with black side buttons. The light tan sweatband does not have any evidence of wear use. The interior lining is in a russet brown with a very large centre celluloid lozenge with the retailer’s name ‘Felix Weissbach Mutzenfabrik, Glauchau’ plus a date ‘1937’, this was probably the date of manufacture, on turning back the sweatband there is a further lettering ‘LNEA’ with roman numeral ‘II’ plus a number ‘14’ plus further date of ‘1938’. A superb cap.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. A good semi camouflaged large size Luftwaffe M.42 single decal combat helmet. The shell is stamped ‘ET64’, batch number ‘1610’, the exterior shell with the Luftwaffe decal good and clear with some abrasions as can be seen. Faint traces of a camouflage finish applied overall. Complete with a chinstrap that has been added but is original. The interior 8 tongued liner is of the pigskin M.42 style, absolutely intact, no damage, leather supple with its original drawstring and faint traces of an original name painted in red paint to the inside of the skirt.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL M.40 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A very unusual camouflage finish to an M.40 shell, which is fitted with an M.36 liner. Shell stamped ‘SE64’ with traces of the original owner’s name and rank as a Stabsgefreiter in the inner rear skirt. The camouflage pattern is of broad sections of green and dark maroon over the original Luftwaffe blue/grey. Our web images can show the pattern clearly and the remains of the paint finish. The Luftwaffe decal is good and clear with some abrasions. The front left hand liner retaining rivet is missing. It is complete with its original chinstrap, which is maker marked, the liner having good colour, stamped size ‘56’ with slight rodent gnaw to the main body of the liner with original drawstring. We can only imagine that the liner of course being of the earlier pattern was retro fitted through a forces ordnance works. Superb camouflage, some light rusting coming through the shell as again can be seen through our web images.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SINGLE DECAL M.40 COMBAT HELMET WITH PROVENANCE. A nice shell sized SE62 Luftwaffe single decal M.40 combat helmet retrieved from the Marus Battery on Guernsey at the end of WWII. Good colour overall with some rust bleed, decal good and clear as our web images will show. Complete with its 8 tongued leather liner showing signs of age but all intact, supple and strong with its original drawstring. The chinstrap is virtually complete with the tip of the long strap broken away and an old collector repair using sellotape to the lower part of the long section of strap.
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 SOUND LOCATION OPERATOR. Very fine silver weave embroidery on Luftwaffe backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLE. A sports vest eagle, Bevo woven, cut from roll measuring 18cm x 9cm. ‘Bevo Wuppertal’ woven into the surrounding material.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE STANDARD STREAMERS. A very nice clean set of the long streamers that hang beneath the Luftwaffe eagle pole top on the pole that suspends the Luftwaffe 4’ x 4’ standard. All of the brocade is absolutely superb bright colour in silver, red and black with intertwined silver, red and black to the section above the all silver tassels. No oxidisation.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE STRAIGHT LEG TROUSERS. An excellent set of Luftwaffe straight leg trousers, good nap to the cloth overall, thin in the crotch area. Extensively marked to the interior with its maker’s marking, size stampings and Luftwaffe acceptance markings of ‘L.B.A.3.41.’. Condition:
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 TRANSPORT SERGEANT ARM PATCH. The gothic lettered Transport Sergeant Administrator trade patch, finely woven onto Luftwaffe blue grey backing cloth. We will not be photographing the reverse side of this item as we deem it unnecessary.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL FLIGHT SECTION SHOULDER BOARD. A well service used single shoulder board for a Luftwaffe tropical shirt. Yellow silk waffenfarbe with Luftwaffe tress surrounding the board indicating an NCO rank. Slip-on tab complete.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL M.40 CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A Luftwaffe tropical helmet recently discovered together with a single decal army helmet in a British soldier’s souvenir grouping. Marked ‘ET64’ to the inner side of the shell. The exterior has the faint outline of a Luftwaffe decal behind the remaining amount of tropical paint adhered to the M.40 shell. At least 50% of the paint finish still remaining to the liner retaining rivet heads. Faint traces of a painted owner’s name into the inner rear skirt. Complete with its original 9 tongued leather liner and original drawstring without any of the tips of the liner being broken. Chinstrap missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A very nice quality lightweight pointed collar shirt, four button pullover style, two upper breast patch pockets with pleats, two loops for shoulder boards with sewn button apertures for securing the shoulder boards down. Triangular stitch marks to the left upper breast where the breast eagle has been removed. Marked in the inner collar ‘117 1/39’.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SHIRT. A superb example of a long sleeve Luftwaffe tropical shirt with two upper breast pockets both with pleats. This is the pullover type with four button front closure. Unworn condition. Size stamped to the larger inner collar area.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL SIGNAL’S SHOULDER BOARDS. A good service worn matching set of light brown (Signals) silk piped tropical shoulder boards for the tropical shirt. Some staining as can be seen on our web images, both complete with their slip-on tabs.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE 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 VERY LATE WAR AIR GUNNERS BADGE. A crude but totally original late war air gunners badge, flat back, two flat rivets, rear pin, original hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WATER BOTTLE AND BREAD BAG SET. A very scarce water bottle being the Luftwaffe blue grey covered bottle with its army coloured olive drab all steel drinking cup, the cup is maker coded ‘GYM’, the leather cradle in good condition with slight rusting to the closing buckle. Fitted to the sprung loaded catch is a Luftwaffe blue grey bread bag in superb condition with all white stitching for the leather parts visible and bright and all zeltbahn buttons intact. An excellent set for the Luftwaffe Field Division or Luftwaffe Paratrooper mannequin.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WHITE TOP OFFICERS CAP EAGLE. An extremely rare eagle being the silver bullion hand embroidered eagle on white background for utilising on the white top officers cap. The metal back plate is missing.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER CAP. The hard to find Luftwaffe blue grey winter cap, very thick garment, multi stitched blanket lined to the interior with original maker’s linen tag to the interior ‘Almi Koblenz’ size ‘42/56’ complete with its Luftwaffe two-piece insignia.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WINTER REVERSIBLE TROUSERS. A scarce piece of uniform being the dedicated Luftwaffe blue grey padded over-trousers, which are reversible to white, complete with their canvas braces, all the buttons to the interior are white painted, to the exterior blue grey. No moth damage or staining, apart from the number ‘179’ over ‘1’ this appears to be the only markings to the scarce trousers.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR AIR GUNNER BADGE IN CLOTH. A good enlisted ranks machine embroidered version of the Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge. Excellent condition, unused.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE BY ASSMANN. A nice condition Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, ‘Assmann’ marked to the rear of the diving eagle. Good patination overall, complete with original pin, hook and hinge.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE IN CLOTH. A non padded example of the Luftwaffe Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, machine embroidered light grey wreath with a dark grey central motif of the Luftwaffe diving eagle.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE. An unmarked mid war period constructed Luftwaffe Wireless Operator/Air Gunner badge, good detail to the diving eagle, at least 75% of the original silver wash remaining within the lower field of the award. Two mid war period rivets holding the eagle to the wreath, its original needle pin, hook and catch all intact.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE WIRELESS OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER BADGE. A magnificent quality badge by JMME & Sohn Berlin. The quality of this badge can only be appreciated in the hand, the depth of detail to the oak and laurel leaf wreath and the fine quality nearly 3 dimensional image with the diving eagle clutching the lightning bolts is superb. Impressed to the reverse side ‘JMME.u.Sohn, Berlin’, complete with its original pin, hook and catch assembly.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE YACHT CLUB PENNANT. A highly unusual double sided printed pennant in blue measuring 55cm x 20cm having printed to both sides the Luftwaffe pilot observers badge, very thin material, minor moth nips, complete with its canvas selvage edge and rope suspension.
GERMAN WWII LUGER PO8 PISTOL HOLSTER. A very good hard shell holster in army closure configuration for the Luger PO8 semi automatic pistol. All stitching good and strong. Good form. Closure buckle excellent, complete with both original belt loops on the reverse side with the stitching to the loops very strong. Heavily stamped ‘PO8’ faintly marked with eagle and swastika acceptance stamp plus ‘BDQ 41’ date and maker.
GERMAN WWII M.16 BATTLE DAMAGED AND SOUVENIRED HELMET. A lovely relic of WWII being an M.16 style German trench helmet that has been refurbished for the Second World War having an army single decal applied and an M.40 liner, it has subsequently been battle damaged and painted ‘Souvenired’. The exterior shell retaining most of its original paint finish. A round has pierced the left hand side of the helmet as the helmet is viewed and exited on the right hand side, the blow has knocked some of the paint away, not only in the area of the exit hole but in other areas on that side of the helmet, which has removed some of the paint and subsequently some of the single army decal, as can be viewed on our web images. The round has passed right through the lining to the inside, which otherwise is all complete and is in good order with a lot of original colour, the liner is stamped size ‘55’. Painted around the crown of the helmet in white paint are the words ‘We met him finish’ with a victory ‘V’ at the front, our understanding of this phrase does not make sense in English, we suspect this may have been painted by a person not fully understanding the English language, however a very interesting battlefield relic.
GERMAN WWII M.16 SINGLE DECAL RE-ISSUE HELMET. A super untouched example of the M.16 helmet that has been re-issued to M.40 standards. The helmet to the exterior approximately 75% of the slightly roughened slate grey finish with excellent clear single decal, which is 90% complete with a good swastika and much graphic detail remaining. The exterior is completely free of any wax, oil or any treatment whatsoever. The interior of the helmet is in a similar state with some flaking to the original slate grey paint to the inner skirt of the helmet. The original M.31 type liner with 2nd type reinforced edging is present as is the chinstrap. The original rivets are all present and the helmet has no crimping whatsoever to the rear split pins. The liner is dusty from storage. The chinstrap is the early type with aluminium buckle and is uncut and complete. This is a completely untouched example of this helmet. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.18 EAR CUT OUT SINGLE DECAL HELMET. A good example of the ET64 M.18 ear cut out helmet, which has been refurbished during the 1930’s for use in WWII. A second layer of very dark green paint has been added to the helmet, Third Reich single decal applied, which is visible but with abrasions. Considerable rust bleed to the shell around the lower edges, the crown staying clear of rust bleed. On inverting the helmet the immediate observation is of possible barn storage, the inner lower bowl seems to have had some form of cement-like substance rubbed around the upper inner bowl. The original M.40 lining is all intact to the helmet with three tongues missing with one further tongue extremely loose. The original chinstrap is in position but split in the middle. There is an oval maker’s stamp to the leather, which has a date of ‘31’ being clear, the liner band is in aluminium, strap posts also in aluminium but of the 1940 variety with the edges slightly rounded.
GERMAN WWII M.18 SINGLE DECAL CUT OUT HELMET, BATTLE DAMAGED. A highly interesting ET64 M.18 ear cut out helmet, all of these model helmets were re-instituted in the 1930’s for use in WWII and have a double covering and sometimes a triple covering of paint finishes, this has evidence of its original apple green paint still visible where the second layer of paint covering has chipped. The shell has taken a round strike or shrapnel piece strike to the front left hand side of the skull, which has dented the skull and caused complete chipping of the paint in that area as can be seen by our web images. The helmet in its second phase of use was fitted with the Third Reich double insignia, the Army insignia is good and clear, there is a large chip on the head of the eagle but the remainder is visible. To the right hand side of the helmet the remains of the national tricolour can be seen underneath the second layer of paint. The model 40 liner is all intact however it has suffered from what is called American red rot, it has parted company from the main body in some places and small parts of the tongues are missing, a section of the original strap is present as can be seen. 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.34 STICK GRENADE. Good wood haft marked ‘DBK 41’, the bottom cap is corroded, the threaded section that fits the wood haft is complete within the cap but has come loose from the wood haft and is held on by pressure. The porcelain ball is complete. The head is good with faint traces of its original white ink markings with a good clear coding to the top with a clear date ‘1940’, we are unable to export this item outside the UK
GERMAN WWII M.35 DOUBLE DECAL ARMY COMBAT HELMET. A good NS62 sized M.35 shell with at least 65% of its original apple green finish remaining, although subdued. Good clear outlines of the Army decal and the national tricolour, again slight rubbing and subdued colour. Good light apple green colour to the interior skirt and upper inner dome, complete with its correct 8 tongued liner, which is all complete and supple with its original drawstring and leather chinstrap, the chinstrap having faint remains of a maker’s mark and date but unfortunately completely indecipherable, the chinstrap is supple also.
GERMAN WWII M.35 DOUBLE DECAL BATTLE DAMAGED COMBAT HELMET. A huge size M.35 battle damaged combat helmet, stamped ‘ET68’. The shell retains at least 85% of all its original apple green finish with abrasions as can be seen. Both decals have suffered abrasions. The paint has removed itself from the heads of all three liner retaining rivet heads. A shrapnel hole through the front brim of the helmet, complete with its original and complete model 1935 aluminium banded liner with the standard square edges to the strap retaining posts, liner band is dated ‘1938’. All of the nine tongues to the liner are intact, there is some shrinkage evident. The liner itself is clearly size marked ‘61’.
GERMAN WWII M.36 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A very good size M.36 enlisted mans combat tunic, which has had restoration and repair and is priced accordingly. The main body is good with virtually all the nap of the cloth intact. A light peppering of moth holes across the central back panel with minor peppering to the rear of the upper left sleeve and on the shoulder of the right hand sleeve, also to the front right hand bellows pocket. Standard five button configuration with four patch pockets all with pleats. Standard dark green collar, which has had a stitched field repair, and no backing material to the collar, Fitted with the mid war universal mouse grey and grey collar patches. The Bevo eagle is machine stitched but obviously has been replaced as it has been stitched completely through the outer material and the inner lining. A pair of aluminium belt hooks are fitted. Iron Cross ribbon to the second buttonhole. A four section medal ribbon bar. The slip-on shoulder boards, infantry white piped are replacements. Standard interior grey cotton lining, profusely size stamped with the issue depot of ‘B’ for Berlin, dated ‘1937’ with a clear manufacturer’s ink stamp upon the bandage pocket. This item is what we would call a bargain basement M.36 tunic and is priced accordingly. Condition:
GERMAN WWII M.36 NCO’S TUNIC. A very good condition M.36 NCO’s tunic. Standard configuration, five button front, dark green collar, four pockets each with pleats, adjustable cuffs, small vent to the rear. The tunic was probably a best tunic for the NCO, he has had the extra material taken out of the two lower pockets, converting them from a bellows pocket to a pocket sitting flat against the tunic, this was quite a common occurrence for a Sunday Best tunic. To each shoulder board is fitted a set of white infantry piped shoulder boards with dark green centre, to the collar matching NCO’s litzen having the same aging as the litzen on the shoulder board indicating that the shoulder boards have always been present to this tunic. Universal green on grey Bevo woven collar patches laid onto the section of green uniform cloth then attached to the collar. To the upper left breast as the tunic is worn the NCO’s quality Bevo woven breast eagle, which was factory produced on dark green uniform cloth then hand sewn to the tunic. To the left hand shoulder is the marksmanship lanyard, groups 1 to 4 with its central eagle and swastika armed forces down swept winged eagle. An NCO’s Bakelite whistle is fitted to the inside button of the tunic and then fitted into the upper inner right hand pocket. Also affixed to the right hand pocket is the wearer’s original infantry assault badge, we have not removed this from the tunic, the pin has been bent against the tunic. Two very pin shaped moth holes to the front right hand sleeve, one slightly larger to the reverse of the same sleeve and one to the rear back panel of the tunic. Some slight discoloration in the area where the central belt would be worn. Interesting variation semi skeletal olive heavy duty ribbed lining, profusely stamped inside plus depot issue number of ‘B35’ making this a very early tunic, followed by a unit block ink stamping ‘F.KDTR.BRS.II’ below that the firm marking ‘G.A.L.’ with a further large ‘G’ in a square below.
GERMAN WWII M.40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. The helmet shell is unstamped in size but the helmet liner appears to be a 56 or 57 and entirely original to the helmet with the remains of a slightly lighter weight strap, which has split in the middle. The helmet shell retains virtually all of its original paint finish, the faint remains of the Third Reich army decal evident. The interior liner with good colour but much wear use with the original owner’s name applied to the leather.
GERMAN WWII M.40 TROPICAL PAINTED COMBAT HELMET. A Q64 M.40 shell that was original issued in the standard grey finish as a single decal has had two overcoats of camouflage painting. The first, which is visible just above the ordnance grey is the more pink North African colour, followed by a further coat of the tan more commonly encountered in the southern areas of Europe, i.e., the Balkans and southern Italy. At least 85% of the last coat is present with various abrasions and scratches as can be seen on the web images, one graze to the last paint finish is just below the left hand air vent revealing the original army decal below. The last coat of paint has only stayed to half of two of the liner retaining rivets. The helmet is with its completely untouched leather sweatband with frail tongues but with its original drawstring and its original fully maker marked ‘Solingen 1940’ chinstrap. A good example of a multi theatre used three times painted helmet.
GERMAN WWII M.42 CAMOUFLAGE COMBAT HELMET. A highly interesting camouflage M.42 combat helmet, over-painted in heavy brush strokes with sand beneath the paint in a brown, green and light grey pattern, which can clearly be seen on our web images. The helmet had previously been painted in a light tan of which the complete lower interior skirt is shown in this light tan colour. The interior bowl is in its original field grey, complete with its original liner band, excellent condition light tan liner, all of the tongues present, complete with the original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII M.42 SINGLE DECAL NAVY HELMET. A large size M.42 helmet, raw edge, that batch number stamped into the rear skirt, which appears to be ‘2723’ but is slightly obscured by light corrosion in that area. The exterior has the remains of a green and grey navy type paint finish with the faint gold of the naval decal evident. Complete with its inner lining, which is a huge size, stamped size ‘60’. All tongues present, original drawstring complete with its original chinstrap.
GERMAN WWII M.42/43 ARMY COMBAT TUNIC. A good service used untouched condition medium size M.42/43 army infantry nco's combat tunic. Standard configuration, six button closed front, four patch pockets all without pleats, adjustable cuffs, one small rear vent. The nap overall to the tunic is worn, the only places where the nap has not been worn away is underneath the pocket flaps and the closure area close to the buttonholes, also underneath the shoulder boards and collar area, indicating a much used combat tunic. No moth also no field repairs, interestingly with many well used field items of this period. The white stitching overall to the tunic is accentuated and stands out proudly against the field grey green of the tunic itself. The insignia fitted comprise a set of silk white piped infantry nco's shoulder boards with the central colour very close matching to the tunic itself, fitted with nco's tress, the collar patches are the universal grey on grey Bevo woven style stitched directly to the tunic collar, which are heavily worn, the eagle is a grey on green Bevo woven enlisted ranks eagle, all zigzag machine stitched to the tunic body, a portion of Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon to which the nap of the cloth below is still visible. All the buttons are original to the tunic with original sewing. To the interior there are faint remains of RB numbers and size stamps. Fully grey artificial silk lined with some stress points to the lining but not damaged. The buttonholes are much used and frayed. The tunic still has its pressed card buttons to the interior of the collar for fitting of the protective inner collar. This is a very good untouched combat worn tunic and would look superb with an M.43 cap and trousers of the same age and wear with all of the white stitching again showing.
GERMAN WWII M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. A good set of M.43 combat trousers that have been in a Bavarian film costumiers for many years, still with original Third Reich size stampings and depot stamp followed by date ‘43’. One small ordnance stitch repair to the upper left thigh as the trousers are viewed. Complete with their double layered strengthened seat. Some ordnance stitch repairs in the seat area, one slight 5cm tear to the lower leg, which has been repaired. The nap is generally thin but very smooth overall. A very presentable pair of M.43 combat trousers, waistband size 43cms inside leg 70cms, still with its Bavarian film costumiers label.
GERMAN WWII M.43 COMBAT TROUSERS. Standard configuration, two angled pockets without flaps but buttoned, watch fob pocket with flap, wide belt loops. The reinforced seat section has been removed, various tears, which have been ordnance repaired with inverted pieces of material underneath the crotch area and the lower inside leg.
GERMAN WWII M.43 SIGNALS SECTION SHOULDER BOARDS. A matched pair of unused condition field grey lemon yellow wool piped shoulder boards for fitting to the M.43 tunic.
GERMAN WWII M.43 STEEL GREY COMBAT TROUSERS. A basically good set of M.43 combat trousers, fitted with long belt loops, two angled side pockets with button closure, flapped ticket pocket, buttoned down, complete with its double thickness seat, waistband is at present 50cms but it has been widened with the insertion of a V section and could be reduced back to 42cms. Inside leg 60cms. Various field stitch repairs and one large patch to the left hand knee as the trousers are viewed. Nap thin overall but still excellent for mannequin display purposes, still with its Bavarian film costumiers label and two film costumiers stamps to the waistband. Tapered legs for jack boots or puttees wear, complete with original tie tabs.
GERMAN WWII M.43 TROUSERS. A much altered pair of original German M.43 combat trousers that have been in a Bavarian film costumiers. The waistband appears to have been slightly shortened, it is complete with its four belt loops but they are shorter than standard. Two angled front pockets with button closure, one buttoned watch pocket with flap. Two large patches in the knee area. To the seat the secondary panel of reinforcing has been removed. The waistband is 43cms inside leg 58cms complete with their ties to the base of the tapered legs. Good for mannequin display.
GERMAN WWII M.43/44 COMBAT TROUSERS. A good service worn set of the M.43/44 combat trousers constructed from the captured Italian cloth. Good length to the leg, overall service wear, no large repairs or patches added, small stitch repairs in places, complete with twin rear pockets with button down flaps, two side angled pockets with button down flaps also watch fob pocket with its own button down flap. To the waistband two large original wide belt straps present with narrow examples added to the front and sides. The trousers are complete with the rare webbing and leather waist belt.
GERMAN WWII M.44 COMBAT TROUSERS. An excellent set of the M.44 combat trousers constructed in captured Italian material, balloon leg shaped, minor service wear, no moth damage or undue staining. These are extremely high quality constructed trousers. Two angled front pockets with flaps and buttons, two rear pockets both with flaps and buttons, wide belt loop fitted to the waistband plus loops for the facility of braces to be worn. The waistband is fully size stamped plus marked ‘M44’, waist size 44cm.
GERMAN WWII M18 DOUBLE DECAL CUT OUT HELMET. Probably the most difficult helmet variations of the Third Reich era being a double decal army M.18 helmet. As all collectors are aware these helmets were original produced in WWI and then reissued and in some cases twice, once further to the Reichswher and then further again to the Third Reich forces. Many of these helmets have gone through various ordnance depots with repaints and redecals. All of the M18 helmets are always ET64 in size, this example is no different. The paint that it has is probably its third coat, the first being the original WWI period finish then a Reichwher finish and then further refinished in the late 1930’s with decals applied for the Third Reich forces. Apple green hand painted finish, rust flooding through the dome but a good amount of colour remaining. Both decals are good and clear, the national army decal has toned to a gold colour as is quite common with some these silver decals, scratches to the swastika and the right hand wing reveal the silver base below. The national tricolour is crazed in places but virtually complete with some chips to the red section. Fitted with the M.40 liner with an aluminium band and a carbine clip chinstrap. The liner retains 6 of its 8 tongues a two tongue section is missing. Ink stamped ‘64’ to the rear inner skirt with an original owner’s name of ‘Papermeyer’ hand applied. A very rare helmet.
GERMAN WWII M40 SINGLE DECAL COMBAT HELMET. An extremely reasonably priced large sized M40 single decal army helmet. Very faintly marked ‘ET66’ to the inside skirt. The exterior has a secondary paint finish applied of apple green with the remains of the army decal, which can be seen on our web images. Some abrasions, white paint mark to the reverse side, only the remains of the liner intact, which can also be seen on our web images. Standard zinc liner with rounded edged buckle clips.
GERMAN WWII MACHINE GUNNER’S POUCH. A rare canvas pouch for a machine gunner’s kit still with its leather belt loops and central D ring attached to the canvas by a leather tab. ‘Berlin’ maker marked and dated ‘1938’, unidentified stencilled numbers to the face side.
GERMAN WWII MALE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEE OF THE WEHRMACHT BADGE. The 22mm circumference lapel pin badge for male civilian employees of the Wehrmacht. Maker marked on the reverse side. Some slight oxidisation to the head of the eagle and the centre body otherwise good bronzed finish remaining. Solid construction, complete with its twisted and grooved lapel pin fixing.
GERMAN WWII MARINE ARTILLERY BELT BUCKLE. A good very dark blue one-piece stamped steel buckle for the Marine Artillery.
GERMAN WWII MATCHED NUMBER K98 BAYONET. A good clean K98 bayonet with the blade retaining much of its original blued finish, maker marked ‘E.Pack & S’ number ‘1065’ which matches exactly the number 1065 to the top of the scabbard. Bakelite grips, waffen amt stamped to the top of the pommel, rifle retaining button still working correctly. Some minor indentations to the scabbard, otherwise good. The scabbard is also marked ‘E.Pack & S’ date ‘1939’.
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 MAX JOSEF IBEL SIGNATURE. Max Josef Ibel was the Commander of the Luftwaffe 2nd Jagd Division, Knights Cross Winner, a short ink signature on an A5 letter dated 17th May 1944.
GERMAN WWII MEDIC'S TORNISTER. A used but good condition WWII Medic's tornister in green canvas with original Medic's red cross attached. These sort after Medic versions of the back pack are often found in tan coloured canvas and the green version is a rare find. All leather fittings are good and supple, the maker stamp is dated 1937. A sort after item of German WWII field Gear, widely used by Paratroopers and Infantry troops.
GERMAN WWII MEDICAL POUCH. An absolutely mint condition 1934 dated Armed Forces medical pouch, still in its original light tan with all white stitching clear. To the upper inner lid is a paper pasted label listing the contents of the pouch. Maker marked and dated ‘1934’. All loops and belt fittings complete.
GERMAN WWII MEDICS RUCK SACK. A late war Medics ruck sack with the Medic red cross removed from the outer fur cover. Contructed in the late war light coloured tan canva,s with red selvage lines visible upon the cloth. When viewing inside the flap pocket the remians of the stitcing holes are present where the Medics red cross has been removed. The lower connecting buckles have also been removed from the ruck sack.
GERMAN WWII MEIN KAMPF 1927 EDITION. An exceptionally good condition example of a 1925/27 edition of Mein Kampf, over 700 pages, page 3 a picture of Adolf Hitler facsimile signed below. Published by the Central Publishing Office of the NSDAP in Munich, with its partial card cover, the two main front and back covers are all intact, one top cover is half fitted to the board the other lower section is loose within the box. Good gold blocking ‘Mein Kampf’ to front cover.
GERMAN WWII MEIN KAMPF. A beautiful deluxe edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf, the front of the book is beautifully tooled in gold with standing sword Mein Kampf with the original owner’s name ‘Martin Pollock’ below the Mein Kampf. To the inside page obviously Hitler’s photograph printed in red ‘To celebrate Adolf Hitler’s 50th birthday, Jubilee Edition’. All situated in its original book sleeve, which unfortunately one lower section to the sleeve is missing.
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 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 MICHAEL WITTMANN ARTEFACTS. A superb grouping of items recovered from the wreck of the tank of the most famous German tank commander of WWII SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann. His single handed charge at Villers Bocage on the 30th June 1944 and his subsequent death in Gaumesnil near Cintheaux on the 8th August is now legend. After distinguishing himself as a more than able Sturmgeschutz commander in Greece and the Soviet Union he subsequently transferred to the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler’s newly formed Tiger Tank Company. By 1943 he had been awarded the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross and by January 1944 the addition of the Oak Leaves for reaching a total of 117 enemy tanks destroyed (Das Schwartze Korps newpaper article and translation included in this unique offering). Spring 1944 saw him transferred to the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler’s 103rd Heavy Panzer Battalion in Northern France as its 2nd Company Commander. The allied invasion of France on the 6th June prompted his battalion to be moved down to the invasion area, his Company arriving on the scene of perhaps his greatest battle at Villers Bocage on the evening of the 12th June. The greater part of his Company were still strung out between Versailles and Normandy mainly due to breakdowns but also allied air attacks. Meanwhile Montgomery in yet another attempt to reach his D-Day objective of Caen planned to exploit the gap in the German front line near Caumont, Gap L’Evente and Villers Boche. The British 7th Armoured Division was to form the spearhead and pass through German lines sweeping up to enter Caen from the southwest. On the morning of the 13th of June Wittmann received warnings of many allied armoured vehicles coming through Villers and passing no more than 200 metres from his lager of Tigers on their way up to the high ground just north of the town. In précis while his other Tigers attacked the British tanks on the high ground he attacked them in a single Tiger knocking out many of the 7th Division’s Cromwells, Shermans and various armoured vehicles on his way down the main road and into the town, more allied tanks were destroyed before his Tiger was immobilised by an anti tank shell forcing him to abandon it and return on foot to German lines. Already a national hero, he was awarded the swords to the Knights Cross for destroying a total of approximately 25 tanks. The heavy fighting in Normandy continued and the 8th August saw German forces attempting to stem the overwhelming weight of the allied armies Operation Totalise, which was advancing south from the now captured Caen towards Falaise. Apart from elements of the practically destroyed SS Hitler Jugend Division Wittmann’s Tigers were called upon to work another miracle and halt the advance. With his tank kill total of 135 he set off northwards along the eastern side of the main road to Caen unaware that British tanks had already advanced as far south as St.Aignan de Cramesnil near Cintheaus. Expecting the attack to come from his left he was vulnerable to attack on his right from St.Aignan. In an orchard in St. Aignan sat a troop of Sherman tanks, one of which was a converted Firefly equipped with a 17 pounder gun, capable of penetrating the heavy German tank armour. At just after 12.30 hours Wittmann’s three Tigers were spotted crossing the Sherman’s front at about 800 metres, the Firefly gunner, trooper Joe L. Ekins fired three shots, each round finding its target on each of the Tigers, the last one being Tiger 007 commanded by Michael Wittmann, it exploded sending the turret flying to the rear. This group consists of several unique items, the badly damaged rusty and now totally unusable remains of the Tiger’s MG34 with its tank turret ball mount, the rear end and loose barrel of a relic MP40 submachine gun, a Kriegsmarine issue fork found with the Hull machine gun, a track link from Tiger 007, an original copy of the 1943 SS newspaper Das Schwarze Korps with the 1943 article about Wittmann’s 117th kill, an original signed photograph of Wittmann dated May 1944 with its original feldpost envelope also signed and addressed to an admirer schoolboy, a signed photograph of trooper Joe Ekins. The Hull machine gun MP40 and fork were purchased from a Normandy museum in 1989 and comes with a letter in English and French from the museum owner describing how the items were unearthed in 1985 when Wittmann’s body was finally found buried a few metres from the site of athe destroyed Tiger 007. The track link was purchased from the owner of the land on which Tiger 007 was finally destroyed. The British magazine After The Battle published an article on the discovery of Wittmann’s remains and included photographs of pieces of his tank that were retained by the land owner. One of the images shows a track link from Tiger 007 and on close examination it is clear that the track link on offer is the same as the one published.
GERMAN WWII MICHAEL WITTMANN SIGNATURE. The highly desirable and very rare signature of the famous Knights Cross Tank Commander Michael Wittmann. 16 x11cm envelope dated ’16.11.43’ addressed to Michael Wittmann’s father Johann at an address in Inglostadt. To the top of the envelope ‘SS Untersturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann’ with his feldpost number ‘48165’.
GERMAN WWII MINERS MEDAL. A lovely condition medal for the German Miners. All the original finish, beautiful stripe to the eagle and swastika, complete with its gold, black and white ribbon.
GERMAN WWII MODEL 41, MODEL 42 FLAMETHROWER TANK CARRYING RACK. The Model 41 and 42 flamethrowers are virtually identical except for the gun used, they are one of the Third Reich most scarce weapons available on the collectors market today and within the genre of the flamethrower, which in previous years we have only managed to accumulate these in parts the rarest item to obtain was the carrying frame. This carrying frame has been repainted, there is minor evidence of corrosion but it is all complete, strong and extremely usable. Its strapping is missing, all of its sprung loaded circular steel cushion springs are all in place including a spanner, which is attached to the frame by a separate chain. The webbing carrying straps are missing but can be constructed from illustrations.
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE, MINT UNISSUED. A superb mint unissued condition Mother Cross in bronze, all enamel undamaged, the award is wrapped in its original blue and white ribbon and still enclosed in its original factory paper wrapping.
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD. Excellent gilt, no damage to the enamel with its small female wrap.
GERMAN WWII MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD. A Mothers Cross in gold with female wrapped ribbon. One chip to the central swastika and two minor chips to each side of the lower arm of the Maltese Cross.
GERMAN WWII MOTHER’S CROSS IN GOLD. An absolutely mint unissued condition Mothers Cross in gold, mint bright gilt, superb blue and white enamel. Signed on the reverse side ‘16th December 1938’ with facsimile signature of Adolf Hitler with the long section of blue and white ribbon still wrapped in its original wrapping paper. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOP OFFICERS INSIGNIA SET. A good set of insignia for the specific piped field service tunic for a mountain troop Oberleutnant. Stitch-in pair of shoulder boards, mountain green backing cloth, all the gilt remaining to the regimental numbers of 98 and the single rank pip to each board with its matching bullion embroidered collar patches with the matching mountain green background to the shoulder boards. Some slight age foxing to one of the collar patches. No moth damage.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOP OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A very nice condition non size stamped but possibly size 56 mountain troopers officers visor cap, constructed in the most commonly encountered ribbed material, dark green centre band, all of the waffenfarbe to the crown and the upper and lower sections of the dark green centre band are in the classic mountain green. A nice set of matching stamped aluminium national eagle and cockade are fitted with the set of officers wire bullion cap cords. A jaunty shape has been affected by the original wearer by the removal of the inner metal crown band. To the interior it would appear that the cap has hardly ever been worn, if at all, the mid tan sweatband is all intact with superb original colour, the upper inner crown lining in gold silk with a non maker marked complete celluloid lozenge. The inner lining to the sides of the cap are of a slightly different shade of gold, the markings ‘H20’ are stamped to the underside of the sweatband. The cap is totally free of any moth damage.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS FOOD BAG WITH NON COLOURED CORNERS. The olive drab canvas food bag issued to mountain troopers with identifying colours to each corner, this example with non coloured corners, undated.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTAIN TROOPERS RUCKSACK. A magnificent condition mountain troopers rucksack having the solid frame back with reinforced exterior webbing straps, which are an addition to the standard leather Y strap type support straps. Slight rubbing to the edges of the sack itself but good olive drab colour overall with white stitching prevalent. All leather fittings intact and having the addition of the lower rear bag with its original tie cord. One riveted repair to the right hand shoulder strap.
GERMAN WWII MOUNTED ENLISTED MANS BREECHES. A fabulous pair of the breeches for an enlisted man in a mounted unit. The material has all of its original nap, no moth damage or staining. The seat and the inner thighs are completely lined in typical German grey leather. Two side angled pockets without flaps but buttoned down, watch fob pocket with ring, all of the brace attachment buttons are of the zeltbahn variety, complete with the white/cream cotton lining with a full size compliment and a depot issue stamp of ‘H 40’. The lower thigh section of the breech being button close type. All fly buttons complete. Large waist adjuster at the rear of the breeches.
GERMAN WWII MP40 CANVAS SLING. A rare accessory being the canvas and leather sling for the MP40 submachine gun. This is in virtually mint condition, it has been used post war by the Finnish forces, marked in ink ‘SA’ within a block. A very light surface rusting the metal buckle and to the webbing around the closure rivets however very strong, usable and displayable. Condition:
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH WITH ORIGINAL MAGAZINES & LOADING TOOL. A superb time warp piece of field equipment for the German Army being the very light tan web MP38/40 pouch, this is the side of the pair that has the extra pouch for the loading tool, this has been recently found in Austria laying in an outdoor building situation. The pouch itself is in excellent condition, no damage to the main body of the web, the tip of the leather tab that closes the loading tool pouch is broken away. Included in the pouch set are three totally original MP40 magazines all matching marked ‘KUR 44’ and waffen amt stamped, the loading tool is marked ‘GHN 40 plus waffen amt stamp, some rust as per our web images to the three magazines and the loading tool, it can clearly be seen where the rust has flooded onto the interior of the webbing pouch, the pouch is heavily stamped as all these pouches are with the marking ‘MP38 U.40’ on the rear of one of the belt loops and also a factor which we have never noticed before is that the leather closing tabs of the three individual pouches also have markings of various forms, two of the tabs are stamped number ‘59’ and the third and last tab has the maker’s coding plus a rubber waffen amt stamp, plus ‘59’. An interesting factor with this coloured pouch is that quite often on the market in the last 30 years mint condition examples of these pouches in pairs have been discovered and they have been discounted by collectors with little experience that they are reproduction, the condition and situation of this pouch can therefore put this previous theory to rest. In the grooves between every single individual section of the three pouches much barn residue can be seen when the magazines are lifed apart. A super item.
GERMAN WWII MP40 POUCH. A good dark grey all web and leather three compartment pouch with the extra pouch for the loading tool for the MP40 submachine gun. RB marked to one of the belt loops, good white stitching remaining.
GERMAN WWII MP44 SINGLE AMMUNITION POUCH. An extremely rare ammunition pouch for the MP44 Assualt Rifle. Constructed in light tan and web canvas, this pouch shows all the eliment of original construction as seen in the fabulous book 'Aurustung'. The flaps of each magazine pocket are supported by black presstoff side, the stitching overall on the pouch is fine quality and the loop to the reverse for clipping to the y straps is of the early larger style, often seen on early examples. There is a MP44 stamping to the leather belt supporting loop which we feel might be a ligitimate 'military' post war addition.
GERMAN WWII MUNICH MATCHBOX HOLDER. A very nice item of being an all nickel plated high quality matchbox holder marked ‘DRP’ to the celluloid interior with its own internal striker pad to the inner lid. To the exterior beautifully tooled is the Coat of Arms of the town of Munich with eagle and swastika above the edge of the City with the date ‘1940’ below.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE DECORATION 2nd CLASS. Unfortunately all the silver has turned to a copper colour, one minor chip to the enamel of the swastika, complete with its blue ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN GOLD. A good example all gold wash remaining, undamaged enamel to the centre of the swastika, small section of watered blue silk ribbon with unusually the medal ribbon bar motif of the National Faithful Service attached to the ribbon.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN SILVER, MINT. An absolutely mint example of the National Faithful Service Medal. All silver frosting visible, undamaged enamel, complete with its ribbon and uniform or dress pin fixing system.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL IN SILVER. Undamaged enamel to the black central swastika, good silver frosting remaining to the award with its original ribbon and pin back uniform or civil dress mounting system.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL FORESTRY SERVICE CAR PENNANT. The car pennant in its original Perspex frame measuring 33cm x 20cm, beautifully embroidered German Forestry Association insignia on both sides of a green heavy duty weave cloth, totally protected by Perspex frame, which has its vehicle mounting rod present.
GERMAN WWII NATIONAL SOCIAL FRAUENSCHAFT ORGANISATION FUNERAL DRAPE. A 2 metre long x 15cm in width red watered silk funeral drape. To one end printed in black to the red silk ‘Kreis Frauenschaft Der NSDAP Braunchwg (abbreviation for Braunschweig) Land. To the opposite end a printed Frauenschaft insignia in black on white field. Some minor staining but scarce
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 CAPTAIN’S CAP. A fine condition very large size possibly 62 naval Captain’s visor cap. Excellent nap to the cloth, standard navy floppy style form, a matched set of gold bullion wire national eagle, cockade and Captain’s oak leaf insignia to the front visor, standard form of naval chinstrap with two anchored side buttons, leather trimmed peak, mid tan leather sweatband showing minor wear use with blue lining material to the upper inner crown. There is evidence of a centre celluloid lozenge once being fitted, now removed, the stitch marks are present. In the forehead area of the sweatband the original orange foam cushion is present and has neither solidified or liquidised as can quite often happen with these foam cushions.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL DONALD DUCK CAP EAGLE. The pin back eagle for the naval Donald Duck cap, some minor spots of oxidisation otherwise good gilt. Maker marked on the reverse. Lapel pin type twisted and grooved fixing.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL INFANTRY COMBAT CITATION PAIR. A very rare pair of citations, both have been folded, repaired on the back and stained, to Obergefreiten Adolf Dotzauer. Iron Cross 2nd class dated 28th September 1944 with indelible pencil Kontra Admiral signature, Kriegsmarine unit rubber ink stamp. The Infantry Assault Badge in identical condition whilst serving with Marine Artillery Abteilung 681 awarded in the field 9th November 1944 with ink signature of Marine Artillery Kapitan Hillanbrant. Accompanying the two citations is a very small pass photograph of Dotzauer in naval uniform wearing his deck cap.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS CAP COCKADE. A very finely embroidered cellion gold wreath with metal wire central cockade on its padded blue background. Some residue of glue on the reverse side where applied to a collectors display board.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS EAGLE AND COCKADE SET. An excellent condition cap eagle and national cockade for the naval officers visor cap. Both are unused. The eagle is in celion construction. The national cockade in heavy wire, both unused.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD WITH KIEL MEMORIAL TO THE BLADE. The scarcest of all the sword patterns of the Third Reich navy is the Kiel Memorial bladed version, this example having the most magnificent etched blade, which shows submarines, battleships to both sides of the blade. Maker marked by WKC. To the very base of one side of the blade is the Third Reich down swept winged eagle with swastika below superimposed over a naval anchor. The felt washer is still intact. Good finish to the lion’s head hilt with both clamshells being of the folded variety. The celluloid grip has one very faint minor crack close to the base of the grip. All of the grip wire is present with some loose strands. The lion’s head hilt has the green and red port and starboard jewelled eyes. All fitted into its correct leather and gilt mounted scabbard. All of the fittings to the scabbard mounts match the hilt exactly. The scabbard is generally very good with a few minor abrasions to the skin of the leather.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD. In the series of naval officers edge weapons being both swords and daggers the ordnance issued officers sword is the most difficult to obtain and we rate this model of sword very highly. This example has seen service use, the full length piped backed blade, which is marked with the Marine eagle and swastika just below the cross guard, the blade is by E.F.Horster of Solingen and is in good bright condition, standard configuration of lion’s head without jewelled eyes, the folding langet being adorned with the fouled anchor. The langet on the reverse side is marked with the Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. It is fitted into its original leather and brass fitted scabbard, the lower scabbard mount is also marked with the Marine eagle and swastika on the very lower part of the drag, there is one crease to the leather 2/3rds of the length down the lower portion. All of the original fittings match exactly with all their original rivets holding the fittings to the leather. The officers name of ‘H.Kittler’ is hand engraved to the reverse side of the upper scabbard mount, which also has the matching Ost See number of ‘0.2166’. Many Weimar swords identical to this are offered on the collectors market as being from the Third Reich period, this is totally incorrect, this is an undoubtedly Third Reich period used officers sword and it is completed by its long leather hanging straps.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL PITH HELMET INSIGNIA. The large outspread winged eagle to fit to the naval tropical helmet in white. Good gilt with the exception of the tips of both wings have oxidised. Complete with its fitting pin.
GERMAN WWII NAVAL PITH HELMET INSIGNIA. The large outspread winged eagle to fit to the naval tropical helmet in white canvas over cork. Generally good gilt with the tips of both wings slightly oxidised and slight dullness to the breast of the eagle. Complete with its single fixing pin, maker marked ‘KWN’ to the reverse side.
GERMAN WWII NAVY SINGLE DECAL M.40 COMBAT HELMET. Shell size Q64, the helmet shell retaining 85% of its original paint finish, abrasions to the gold decal as can be seen on our web images, virtually all of the paint remaining to the three liner retaining rivet heads. The inner liner is all complete, slight abrasions to the inner lower edge but complete with the majority of its chinstrap with the buckle missing from the short end and the tip of the long section missing. Original owner’s name of ‘Woelki’ hand applied in white paint to the inner rear skirt.
GERMAN WWII NCO SCHOOL M.36 TUNIC. A standard configuration M.36 enlisted mans tunic in a large size having a large officers collar fitted and ironed down into shape to wear in the open collar style, although the provision for close collar still exists. Good nap to the cloth overall, some light moth adjacent to the lower right hand bellows pocket as the tunic is viewed and slight moth repair to the base of the upper right hand pocket, slight moth damage to the upper right shoulder otherwise generally good. Complete with its commonly encountered heavy cotton twill grey lining. Fully size stamped with a depot issue stamp of ‘H’ with the date obscured by the stitching for one of the closure buttons. The tunic is fitted with a rare set of shoulder boards being dark green centred with very finely embroidered US indicating ( ‘UNTEROFFIZIERS SCHOOL’ )with the name of the school in a gothic F below, which stands for school Frenkenstein which is close to Darmstadt. The breast eagle is a wool embroidered grey on green example. The collar patches are the universal green on grey laid onto a section of dark green cloth then applied to the collar. Condition:
GERMAN WWII NEBELWERFER SHOULDER BOARDS. From the Ex Brian L. Davies collection a set of the wine piped shoulder boards for an NCO, slip-on. Two moth nips to one board, the other perfect with semi subdued army litzen. The piping is in woven silk.
GERMAN WWII NON PORTABLE AWARD LUFTWAFFE SUDOST. One of the most difficult non portable awards for the Luftwaffe to obtain is the plaquette for the Luftwaffe Waffen Kommandos Sudost, this example in its original fitted case, the exterior of the case is in good order with one slight chip to the upper right hand corner, complete with its closing catch. The shield shaped plaquette which measures 14.5 x 12 cm, originally in a coppered finish with only faint remains around the exterior edges, this is a very deep good strike showing the map of Greece and The Balkans with all of the islands with an ink pen signature of an unidentified General Der Flieger. Slight split to the flock base of the award. To the upper inner Luftwaffe grey silk is a gold Luftwaffe eagle and the rarest thing is its original presentation citation, this is placed behind the inner lid silk, which has a small tab to pull down to reveal the citation. This is a very attractive printed citation awarded to Oberleutnant George Nied awarded 9th November 1944.
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY M.40 CAMOUFLAGED HELMET. A super M.40 camouflage helmet stamped ‘EF64’ to the interior of the shell. Initially the helmet was a single decal M.40 helmet, some form of chemical reaction has caused the base decal to become flaky removing the majority of it from the original factory finish paint and has disappeared from the helmet taking the original camouflage over paint with it, the remains of the camouflage paint over the decal and the decal itself can be clearly seen in the shield area. In all our years of handling German combat helmets we have never seen this effect. The majority of the Normandy camouflage finish all remaining, some paint losses to the dome of the rear liner retaining rivet head and other various abrasions as can be seen from our web images. The helmet is with its original chinstrap and original liner, the liner has good storage light tan colour to it with its original drawstring.
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE HELMET. A superb tan, green and plum Normandy pattern camouflage M.35 helmet, shell stamped ‘ET68’, as can be seen from our web images sections of the camouflage finish is missing, unusually the paint has still adhered to the three liner retaining rivet heads, on inverting the helmet the lower inner skirt still retains some of its original apple green finish, the upper inner bowl has rust flooding through the same paint. Fitted with its totally original liner with the Model 35 square edged strap clips. The lining is dusty, with its original drawstring and its original chinstrap. The chinstrap itself is dry and stiff and it is not recommended to try and straighten, it may break. This is a classic barn find helmet.
GERMAN WWII NORMANDY PATTERN CAMOUFLAGE M.35 COMBAT HELMET. A very good SE66 stamped shell, the exterior retains much of its camouflage green and dunkel gelb camouflage paint finish. Chipping overall which can be seen on our web images, one chip in the area of where an army decal would have been and traces of silver below this chip indicates that this was an army combat helmet. Unusually the liner retaining rivet heads do retain some of their original paint finish. To the interior the inner skirt has rece