A very finely constructed silk cotton collar stock for wearing on the interior of the officers tunic. Mint unissued condition.
A nice example of the long wood ribbed grip knife, the blade generally good, no corrosion, slight staining. There is minor evidence of sharpening to the sharpened edge, still with its original leather washer. Grips undamaged. In its original scabbard with its leather belt loop and hilt retaining strap with both closure studs in place and working correctly.
The cap tally from a seaman on the Imperial German battleship SMS Moltke, the Moltke a heavy German battleship involved in the battle of Jutland, surrendered with the Imperial Fleet at Scapa Flow in 1918 and was scuttled with the rest of the fleet.
Straight wood handle, chunky grip with all wood ribbing complete. Absolutely mint blade marked ‘DEMAG’ within a circle. Imperial German acceptance stamp to the reverse side of the blade with its leather washer, in its original scabbard with 90% of original paint finish remaining. Slight rusting to one lower edge of the scabbard. Complete with its leather belt loop and fully functional closure strap.
42cm marked blade. A good condition fighting knife marked ‘Anton Wingen Junior, Solingen’. To the opposite side etched into the blade ’42 ER’ into the outline of an artillery shell with the lettering ‘DEUTSCHER BRUMMER’ followed by ‘DRGM’. Some minor sharpening marks to the fighting edge of the blade, with its stag grip. The scabbard, which is of the unique style with the throat opening to accommodate the single sided cross guard of the dagger retaining virtually all of its original black paint with some minor restoration. Good leather to the belt loop, hilt retaining strap and knife retaining strap to the scabbard. Restoration to the single lower throat retaining strap.
A lovely condition convex constructed Iron Cross 1st class of WWI. All blackened finish remaining to the centre of the award, good traces of bright frosting to the beaded and flat edge, with its original pin, hook and hinge.
A scarce cap from the German colony of Cameroon constructed in the heavy sand coloured corduroy material. Red piping to the crown, red centre band, officers or NCOs cockade to the centre. Brown fibre visor. Some slight loss from moth damage to the corduroy material, no actual moth holes on the crown. Complete with its original light tan leather sweatband. Lightweight cotton lining material stamped ‘B.A.A. 1915’. Some stitches securing the peak to the body are loose, one tear to the sweatband.
The largest size produced, very impressive looking helmet, marked ‘TS68’. This M.17 helmet having a very unusual camouflage of 8 small circles of dark ochre, surrounded by black lines, three small portions of green with the remainder of the skull in an applied brown. To the interior the helmet has its M.17 steel liner band with its three white leather inner pads, all of the pads have lost their horsehair padding, the tip of one pad missing and complete with the remains of a chinstrap. Faint traces of an owner’s name hand applied to the inner rear skirt. A highly unusual helmet.
nice condition slight toning to the lower right hand side. 1926-33 model, original pin hook and hinge, marked on the reverse side ‘Original Ges Geschutz’.
A nice condition all leather pickelhaube for an infantryman in a Baden Regiment. Good skull, both peaks securely attached to the main body, no congealing to either front or back peaks but light crazing. Matching gilded brass finish to the back strap, non removable spike, circular spike base, large griffin style Baden front plate and front peak trim. Complete with its national and state cockades, the state cockade appears to have been refinished. To the interior the 9 tongued liner all intact with its original leather drawstring, good colour to the interior shell. The helmet size ‘54’ stamped to the rear peak. Faint traces of an owner’s name.
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