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.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH KNIGHTS CROSS TO THE IRON CROSS.

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.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL'S DAGGER.

GERMAN THIRD REICH GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL'S DAGGER.

A most superb Government Official's dagger having a virtually mint blade by Alcoso of Solingen. All of the cross grain finish remaining. Totally non abused. Slight markings on both flat sections of the blade where they have rubbed against the scabbard internal retaining brass bands. All of the nickel finish to the hilt, cross guard and scabbard all match exactly. There is no bubbling to any of the plating as is quite a common occurrence with this model of dagger. Very minor abrasions to each side of the scabbard. Beautiful detail to the central upswept winged diplomatic style eagle. One central screw on the reverse side of the upper scabbard in its correct plate. The mother of pearl grips absolutely superb and have not faded with age, as again is a common occurrence. The dagger has been taken apart at some stage in its life, scratch marks around the double hole fixing screw in the eagle's head. A beautiful example of this scarce dagger.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE 10-67 OXYGEN MASK.

GERMAN THIRD REICH LUFTWAFFE 10-67 OXYGEN MASK.

An extremely good example of the Luftwaffe 10-67 oxygen mask, this is a superb condition totally original non dug 1067 mask. Some years ago a quantity of 10-67 masks were found in Eastern Europe and most have been restore and have added items to them. This is an original 1067. Good supple rubber to the face section, complete with original brown suede face covering. It has its fixed web and aluminium clip for fitting to the upper point on the flying helmet, it's elasticated face strap with one D ring shaped clip and each end with elasticated strapping, complete with its correct rubber hose and flying suit holding clip, the rubber mask is maker marked 'BWZ 10-67' in raised relief.

 GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES RIFLE GRENADE BAGS.

GERMAN WWII ARMED FORCES RIFLE GRENADE BAGS.

A super unissued pair only showing evidence of many years of storage having the very heavy herringbone blue/grey strapping with contrasting dark grey/green canvas bodies. These were to carry the rifle grenade however, were used extensively for carrying hand grenades and would have been issued to Army SS and Luftwaffe troops. An almost identical pair can be found illustrated upon page 150-151 of the Ausrustung book Volume 1.

 GERMAN WWII ARMY/SS BLACK LEATHER MP40 POUCH SET.

GERMAN WWII ARMY/SS BLACK LEATHER MP40 POUCH SET.

A super field used set of the beautifully constructed black leather pouches. Although these subtly differ they would appear to have always been together. It must be remembered more often than not, pouches were not maker matched but simply issued and re issued from stores with no thought of collector idiosyncrasies. These remain in a good solid shape with good supple leather to the flap closures. All stitching remains off white and there is a very nice russet rust to all the steel fittings throughout.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS RUBBERIZED BELT & BUCKLE BY RODO.

GERMAN THIRD REICH WAFFEN SS RUBBERIZED BELT & BUCKLE BY RODO.

An extremely rare rubberised belt with Waffen SS buckle made by the popular maker RODO. Featured on page 22 of the new book Ausrustung volume 1 by Rolly Pickering. The condition is superb overall and the clear maker stamp of Kurt Seidel 1941 is visible upon a leather section of the belt.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH CAMOUFLAGE K.98 AMMO POUCH.

GERMAN THIRD REICH CAMOUFLAGE K.98 AMMO POUCH.

An absolutely magnificent and highly scarce item being a camo painted ammo pouch. The application of camo paint was relatively common upon many objects of German equipment and it is obvious that the German soldier was highly aware of the need to conceal himself and a high degree of individualised field craft application was applied. This particular pouch has a typical yellow tan camo splotch and green overpaint in a fairly random fashion. There is areas of cracking and crazing to the paint and areas of minor loss as well as abrasion. The pouches are slightly distorted for years of storage, however remain excellent. The markings appear unreadable to the back and perhaps are very faintly stamped. The whole set is an excellent and dramatic and very scarce item that would display wonderfully on its own or with a grouping of camouflaged items.

 GERMAN WWII INFANTRY CRUSHER CAP.

GERMAN WWII INFANTRY CRUSHER CAP.

A fine example of a white piped cap of doe skin construction, with all cloth insignia. The lower flat wire officers cockade insignia has slightly faded to a beautiful light field grey colour. The upper cap eagle is of high relief bullion construction and appears to be a period addition to smarten the appearance. The soft crushable patent peak is excellent with only minor crazing. The complete head band is good and supple and just slightly loose to the front forehead section. There is a full combat quality cinnamon cotton lining. Maker stamped to the crown shield with verdigris to the original gold blocking. Very minor moth nips throughout with one or two well executed collector grade repairs.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH PRIVATE PURCHASE PARATROOPER TROUSERS.

GERMAN THIRD REICH PRIVATE PURCHASE PARATROOPER TROUSERS.

A most interesting item of German military uniform. Almost all uniforms of the Third Reich existed in issue ordnance quality for men and higher quality versions for officers for field wear. This particular pair of trousers is a tailored produced field service quality pair of trousers possibly for an officer or an NCO. Externally these are almost identical to the issue trousers being of a heavy-weight wool, this wool having a slightly grey green tone to it and is almost definitely of Dutch captured cloth. Large bolts of cloth were used from the occupied countries to produce clothing both at ordnance and private level. These trousers are deluxe lined in rayon silk throughout with linen pocket bags and a hook closure to the waist. The rear two pockets do not have press studs, again this probably being produced for comfort. The two main hip pockets have the typical Prym press studs that would have been found upon the issue examples, there is a small ticket style pocket with again press stud closure. To the leg is the double lined pocket for the drop knife. There is a good degree of field wear and at some time these have probably been used for work and have some minor paint splashes, however these have been very carefully removed in most cases and in general they do not affect the overall appearance of the trousers whatsoever. The trousers are a good medium large size with all buttons and press studs correct. An intriguing and interesting pair of trousers that would greatly compliment a fallschirmjager NCO or officer mannequin display.

 GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER BERET.

GERMAN THIRD REICH PANZER BERET.

One of the hardest to find items of WWII German Army headdress is the complete Panzer beret unit. These were a pre Nazi era item of headdress, they extended into service into the early years of the war and could be seen extensively used during the blitzkrieg phase of WWII. Many of the few that do survive are in mint unissued stored condition, however this example shows clear signs of use and age. The outer beret has suffered a little from moth and there is some wear to the nap of the wool revealing the characteristic spiral weave of these berets. The insignia is lightly toned to the front and an excellent matching set, all black backed with off white thread throughout. The lining is excellent with a little depression from storage to the centre of the dome, however this does not show on display. There is excellent Clemens Wagner label to the underside of the oilskin lining. The all leather headband is complete throughout. All rubber vent buffers are present, there are just one or two small areas of tearing to the very edges of the oilcloth, again this does not greatly interfere with the display-ability of the hat. The lower band of the Panzer beret has some areas of moth nipping and some insect holing. This item has been extensively treated and now the condition is absolutely stable. An unquestionably real example of an exotic and rare item of wehrmacht headdress.