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.
WWII GERMAN PANZER HEADPHONE SET.
A super complete set consisting of headphones with both rubber cushions as well as leather covering to the steel head strap. Original cords complete with plug. These are complimented by the throat mic set with original wires and presel set. Numerous markings and paint stampings. The whole set is in lightly used great condition.
WWI RAF FIRST PATTERN CAP.
A super deluxe version that probably started out life as an RNAS cap that probably have subsequently been used for early RAF duties. The crown being of fine khaki wool having the lower body in black Melton with mohair band and early RAF guilt and bullion insignia with an interesting bird device to the centre being slightly different from later versions. The original patent chin strap is present with correct rounded buckles. The peak being of crazed patent and having a circular quilted interior. Completely untouched First World War aviators cap.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE BELT BUCKLE.
A fine example of the most popular Kriegsmarine buckle amongst collectors being the all aluminum one piece cast gilded buckle produced by RS & S in raised relief on the reverse side. Slight wear to the breast of the eagle otherwise all anodizing intact. Complete with it's original leather tab which is maker marked and dated 1938 with the marine acceptance stamp clearly visible.
GERMAN THIRD REICH CASED GERMAN CROSS IN GOLD.
A most superb example of a German cross in gold makers number 134. 'Otto Klein & Co' impressed on the rear of the large ray. The chemically blackened starburst retains all of it's original finish, frosted highlights to the ray. The gilt to the 1941 dated wreath is superb. The black enamel to the central swastika is perfect. To the rear of the ray the four hollow semi domed rivets are all intact. The pin of the correct type all fitted in it's original presentation case with the gold line around the upper edge of the lid being perfect. One small ink mark to the upper inner lid silk. The removable flock base is also in good condition, a superb example of this visually impressive award.
GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE BLUE WEBBING Y STRAPS.
Of all field equipment and particularly that related to that of the tropical environment, any item of the Luftwaffe blue/grey equipment must rank amongst the rarest. This is a pair of field worn, heavy weight canvas Y straps with D ring attachments. The overall fade, pattination remains consistent throughout. These at some time have been a little modified by having the front hook elements cut away. This has clearly been done at the time by the soldier who preferred to use them in this style. These would look outstanding in conjunction with a luftwaffe field equipment or tropical soldier display. The first pair we have ever owned and only the second pair we have ever encountered. The other pair being illustrated upon page 40-41 of the excellent book of Ausrustung Volume 1.
GERMAN THIRD REICH BROWN LUGER HOLSTER MINT.
A very early war light brown leather holster for the Luger pistol. The hide is in the light brown shade familiar to the Luftwaffe and often used by Fallschirmjager. The reverse carries the maker mark of Kimnach U Brunn, Kaiserslautern and dated 1940, it also has a clear waffenamt stamp. The overall condition is mint with some light wear to the fixing strap. This holster is featured on page 67 in volume 2 of the book Ausrustung.
BRITISH MEDICS BAG.
An excellent example of the medics bag, this had numerous compartments for surgical items such as scissors to the underside of the lid and is clearly 1943 dated in stored near mint condition with 'Red Cross' to the flap and many integral pockets etc., for carriage of intricate medical instruments etc.,
IMPERIAL GERMAN 07/14 BADEN 109th TUNIC.
One of the finest imperial tunics we have had in many years being of beautiful condition and issue standard. Being profusely marked and originally starting life with Baden Regiment 109 and being subsequently re-issued to Regiment 114. Full NCO's lace to collar and field grey knompf, regimentals shoulder boards with correct devices and fourth company buttons. The tunic again is marked to the fourth company separately to the interior. The cuffs are excellent and have the standard 14 type tabs to the reverse. The tunic is lightly used but very clean in a good medium size. There is a little toning from use to the collar and one or two very small moth nips. However it is clear the tunic saw little use and the twill lining to both jacket and sleeves remains excellent and clean. As an example of this rare jacket, all but impossible to improve upon.
GERMAN THIRD REICH KNIGHTS CROSS TO THE IRON CROSS.
A superb example of the Knights Cross to the Iron Cross having all of the correct features and construction of a Steinhauer & Luck production. The central iron core in excellent order with some light scratches to the blackened iron finish on the horizontal arms of the cross. The central swastika raised so that it is level with the ribbed frame of the award. As the middle is viewed from above the sides of the swastika can be seen at a slight angle. The centre core is magnetic. The frame itself retains at least 50% of its original silver wash. It is clearly marked on the upper frame below the ring 'No.4.' plus '800'. At one time during its life the ring itself may have taken a knock as the ring is slightly twisted. Complete with the award is its '800' silver marked loop and a short length of its correct ribbon with neck ties crudely attached on the reverse side. It has become incredibly difficult in the last years to obtain a genuine Knights Cross, we are given to understand that this particular example was brought back to the United States by a GI of WWII and was sold with his effects in the last 10 years.