Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

 SPANISH PILOT?S BADGE, GERMAN MADE.

SPANISH PILOT?S BADGE, GERMAN MADE.

An excellent condition German made by the Company Meybauer, formerly the property of Helmut Nodinger, who took part in the Spanish Civil War with the Condor Legion, the battle of Poland, the battle of France and the battle of Britain and uniquely the shooting down of a Swiss Messerschmitt 109. All the documentation and paperwork is listed separately in this website. Slight rubbing to the nickel finish on the high points of the award, the red enamel behind the Spanish Coat of Arms is undamaged. Slight scratching to the back, otherwise in excellent condition. The Meybauer produced awards in Germany are far rarer than the normally encountered Spanish made badge.

 IMPERIAL GERMAN BAVARIAN SENIOR NCO?S PICKELHAUBE.

IMPERIAL GERMAN BAVARIAN SENIOR NCO?S PICKELHAUBE.

An absolutely magnificent wartime constructed fibre bodied huge size pickelhaube of a Bavarian Senior NCO. The skull constructed in fibre is in absolutely mint condition, there is no congealing to the front or back peaks or cracking or marks of any type to this mint bright skull. The helmet is fitted with an NCO?s gilt brass back strap, cross base, removable fluted spike, large Bavarian front plate with officers cut out crowns. The domed chinscales are the clip over variety and the helmet is fitted with its totally original enlisted ranks national and Bavarian State cockades. The front peak trim is of the officers variety. To the interior it is all of officers quality with a medium brown leather sweatband, which shows very little wear use, embossed maker?s name within the leather. The original grey silk inner lining is all present and to the very interior of the skull all of the nuts with their original washers are in place. This has to be the finest example of a Senior NCO?s helmet we have ever had.

 A VERY COMPLETE BRITISH ROYAL MARINE OFFICER GROUPING.

A VERY COMPLETE BRITISH ROYAL MARINE OFFICER GROUPING.

An absolutely exceptional set bought directly from the daughter of the original officer. This officer, by the name of Roebuck, kept an extremely extensive trunk of items as momentums of his service. The lot includes two very nicely tinted large photographs of him in items of the uniform within the trunks. An excellent Royal Marine simplified Khaki service dress with all buttons and collars, his full dress bluse open necked officers four pocket tunic with tie and separate belt, with its matching high quality cap with beautiful two-piece gilt insignia. His officers service dress cap in a good jaunty shape, again with two-piece bronze insignia. Two wartime produced berets of Royal Marine pattern with correct red backing, one with original badge attached, one being ?43 and one being ?44? dated. There are many items that clearly show he served on ship including anti flash hood and gloves, the hood is a lovely example dated ?43?, there is an anti flash neck crevat, various black and white framed photos of him, his naval type blue belt ?43? dated, numerous paperwork including many training pamphlets including two on close combat. Royal Marine side cap with interesting Aertex Indian produced type lining. Officers side back pack, school cap, Sam Browne belt, puttees. Various maps, two swagger sticks and two excellent semaphore signalling flags with registrations upon them. An absolutely enormous amount of items including his Home Guard ID card, clearly showing this young officer served in the Home Guard prior to enlistment in the Marines. His name tags, various log books, an absolutely beautiful issue naval ensign with heavy bronze fixtures all in appliqu? with a wonderful fade. One of the most extensive groups we have come across in many years and something that would make an absolutely wonderful centrepiece display. The whole set is in very stored condition with a strong smell of mothballs and some light mildew, however this would brush away with a stiff brush and with some gentle pressing the whole set could be greatly improved upon.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH RUBBERIZED BAYONET FROG

GERMAN THIRD REICH RUBBERIZED BAYONET FROG

A rare ersatz material bayonet frog being constructed in a black rubber. Faintly marked C.Riese, Berlin and dated 1941 to the reverse. A similar example is featured on pages 64 and 65 of the new book Ausrustung Volume 2 by Roly Pickering. Alternative material items were widely used by the German forces as the war effort entered its mid to later years, this frog is in very good condition with some wear in the area of the bayonet lug hole.

 GERMAN INFANTRY OFFICERS WAFFENROCK.

GERMAN INFANTRY OFFICERS WAFFENROCK.

A great example with MG unit devices to the shoulder boards. A complete set of officers aiguillettes and very high quality officers aluminum insignia. Medal bar, iron cross first class, Eastern front medal, army long service and west wall. Insignia loops to the breast and dagger hangers to the interior. A nice Kassel makers label to the inner liner. All pebbled buttons are complete and matching throughout. The tunic shows minimal wear with fresh un faded colouring throughout. Clearly a jacket of the utmost quality.

 GERMAN WWII LATE WAR TROPICAL BREAD BAG/WATER BOTTLE SET.

GERMAN WWII LATE WAR TROPICAL BREAD BAG/WATER BOTTLE SET.

A mint condition and almost impossible to improve upon set being the late war bread bag with webbing strapping throughout. RB stamped to the interior and rayon closure straps to the interior. Showing typical late war construction this is greatly complimented by a fine example of the coconut style water bottle with small black Bakelite cup. The bottle is marked '42' with a nice '41' dated detail to the base of the cup. The harness is in very lightly used tan web.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SIGNALS OFFICERS FOUR POCKET COMBAT TUNIC.

GERMAN THIRD REICH ARMY SIGNALS OFFICERS FOUR POCKET COMBAT TUNIC.

A very fine example of a large size German Signal?s Section four pocket deep barreled cuff combat tunic. Constructed in the issue quality material. Standard configuration of four patch pockets all with pleats. Deep barrel cuffs. Six button front. Dark green collar, fitted with a set of the heavily wire woven officers collar patches, which do have some oxidisation and slight thinning of the weave at the top corners of each patch. To each shoulder originally fitted lemon yellow wool based subdued outer material shoulder boards with one gilt rank pip each board indicating the rank of Oberleutnant. Loop for one award fitted to the upper left hand pocket pleat. Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon fitted to the second button hole. A fine quality officers wire woven breast eagle to the upper right hand breast as the tunic is worn. Mid green brushed cotton interior lining with a hole tailored in the lower left hand section of the front skirt to fit the dagger or sword hanging strap through. Three buttons fitted to the upper inner collar for the attachment of the white inner collar when used. This is a fine quality tunic with excellent nap to the cloth and no moth on any part of the tunic.

 BRITISH RAF/CRAF SENIOR NCO CAP.

BRITISH RAF/CRAF SENIOR NCO CAP.

An absolutely magnificent and attributed grouping that was originally the possession of Les Mazzoni. The grouping consists of his cap, which in itself is a very interesting cap being of very early manufacture with a densely quilted liner and very high quality leather headband with fitting cord running the entire length of the deep headband. The cap has a fitted mohair band that is eyeleted through the front to receive the all gilt metal senior NCO's badge, which was normally worn by Warrant Officer ranks. The side buttons of the cap are of bronzed small type and again indicate Senior Warrant Officer status. There is a photocopy of a very clear image of this man wearing this very cap and it is very clear from the image this is the cap with the same insignia and side buttons. The cap is in relatively good condition with a few moth nips and pulls and slight discoloration from use. There are one or two rips to the headband, all that said this is a very impressive and highly evocative item. In the photograph one can clearly see this airman wearing the flight engineers half wing as well as a compliment of WWII medal ribbons and below this the Pathfinders insignia to the pocket flap. Also with the group are some photos appertaining to the crest of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the lumination within the photograph presumably being the squadron that this man flew with. Unfortunately there is no other research material as yet with this cap, however it is certain some diligent research much could be gained.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH POLITICAL LEADERS VISOR CAP.

GERMAN THIRD REICH POLITICAL LEADERS VISOR CAP.

An exceptionally good condition Political Leaders visor cap at Ortsgruppe level. It is constructed out of the standard NSDAP brown uniform cloth, lightly ribbed. In the 1930's the semi derogatory terms used about the NSDAP uniform by the general populous were The Golden Pheasants. One minor moth nip to the crown. Good bright Ortsgruppe mid blue waffenfarbe. The centre brown velvet band is excellent with one minor moth nip on the overhang of the cap. The gilt to the national eagle and to the cockade is superb with the enamel totally undamaged to the three part construction silver, black and red enamelled NSDAP central cockade. Standard gold officers type cords. Gilding to the pebbled side buttons have faded slightly. To the interior the sweat band is of the ersatz variety and one has to take care when pulling the sweat band back to view the original RZM ticket below. There is one minor split already in the sweat band between the perforation marks of the forehead area. The remaining interior of the cap is covered in a light yellow artificial silk. The non maker marked celluloid lozenge is still complete with its original paper size tag stamped '55' slip underneath the lozenge.

 IMPERIAL GERMAN RED CROSS MEDAL AND DOCUMENT GROUPING.

IMPERIAL GERMAN RED CROSS MEDAL AND DOCUMENT GROUPING.

A highly fascinating and scarce group of Imperial German Austrian and Turkish awards, formerly the property of Captain T.Zlocisti, who was the Chief German Medical Officer of the German Red Cross Mission to Constantinople in WWI. The group comprises of a single pin back very high quality Iron Cross 1st class, flat construction, maker marked to the pin 'K.A.O.' Excellent finish overall, good frosting remaining to the rim. All of the blackened finish to the central Iron core is intact. Wide tapering pin. Fitted into its original issue box, which has silver blocked to the exterior the outline of the Iron Cross. Markings to the upper inner silk where the lid has pressed down on the award over many years. Two excellent examples of the German made versions of the Gallipoli Star of 1915, enamel to both pieces absolutely perfect and unchipped. The Prussian Service Cross, complete with its black, white and red trimmed medal in its original issue box. The 7 section medal bar, which comprises of the German Iron Cross 2nd class, the German Prussian Red Cross medal 2nd class in silver and enamel with the enamel totally undamaged. The German Prussian Red Cross medal 3rd class in bronze. The Austro Hungarian Empire Cross of Merit 1st class breast badge with the crown in gilt and enamels, again the enamel is totally undamaged. The Austro Hungarian Empire Red Cross decoration 2nd class breast badge, silver and enamel, with war decoration wreath, again the enamels are totally undamaged. The Turkish Ottoman Empire Red Crescent Medal, silver and enamel with silver and enamel suspension bar and oak leaf cluster on ribbon, the enamel again totally undamaged. Turkish Ottoman Empire Order of the Medjidieh 4th class breast badge including star and crescent suspension, silver marks on the reverse with its separate original case of issue and mounted on the medal bar. The recipient's original ribbon bar of which the Iron Cross ribbon has shredded and is missing, the two following German Red Cross medals the ribbons are half shredded. An additional short section of ribbon for the German Red Cross medal. Accompanying the medals is the original double folded paper pass written in German, Serbo Croat Turkish and Hungarian issued to Dr. Theodor Zlocisti. His pass photograph showing him wearing Imperial German uniform with Red Cross insignia at the collars and to the visor cap, beautifully script written, and officially stamped in many places, dated '1918'. Another separate loose picture of him standing on the steps of a building wearing a Red Cross overcoat and visor cap. A small section of period paper with a 16 line typed description of the owner and his service in WWI. Dr. Theodor Zlocisti was born Borchestowa, East Prussia in February 1874, educated at the University of Berlin where he read medicine and graduated as a doctor in 1900 and practised his profession throughout his life, first in Berlin then after the Great War in Tel Aviv and in Haifa, Palestine. During the Great War he was the Chief Medical Officer of the Red Cross Mission in Constantinople and Director of the Red Cross Hospital, he was a Zionist and he attended the 1st Zionist Congress and was heavily involved in Jewish European history, he died in Haifa in 1943. Not only is this a highly interesting medal grouping with this very important document, but it is well known that it was extremely difficult for any Jews in the First World War or even prior to WWI to in the first instance attain any form of officer rank but extremely difficult to be awarded the Iron Cross 2nd or 1st class, he was obviously a brilliant physician and was highly regarded in his work, which allowed him to overcome the anti Jewish sentiments in Germany, even at the time of the Great War.