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A good condition War Service Cross 2nd class with swords. All original finish remaining albeit slightly faded, in its original presentation packet with the unusual maker of ‘Franz Pessl of Wien’. Complete with the original section of ribbon, slight fraying to the edges of the triangular closing section of the paper envelope.
Ribbon is present but omitted from images by error!
Excellent condition police bayonet with a double marked blade by Alexander Coppel, Solingen, with the Scales of Justice and the lettering ‘ACS’ on both sides of the blade. Matching numbers of ‘S.Sch.II 459’ to both the lower hilt and the rear of the upper scabbard mount with also matching numbers of ‘441’ stamped to the flat section of the blade and the upper scabbard throat with a further number of ‘96’ stamped to the rear of the heavy nickel plated non slotted hilt, standard aluminium police badge. Good brown leather to the scabbard with stitching strong. All colour to both scabbard mounts good, fitted with a nice condition brown leather fully fitted frog.
A good clean example of ET64 size shell, the exterior with much of its early apple green finish remaining with some losses to the paint, as can be seen on our images. The army decal is good and clear with minor abrasions to the chest and to the right hand wing. The national tricolour with more abrasions but with all three colours still visible. All three of the aluminium liner retaining rivet heads have lost their paint, with faint traces remaining. To the interior the inner shell retains all its original apple green paint, the 8 tongued liner all intact with good light colour, some abrasions to the leather on the lower edge. The liner is of the M.40 type with rounded edged strap buckles and zinc liner band. Complete with original drawstring.
A well service worn example of the classic Afrika Korps enlisted mans visored field cap. Although not size stamped, possibly size 54 or 55. Faint traces of maker’s stampings to the inner red lining but not visible enough to decipher the maker or the actual size. To the exterior there is slight bleaching, the hat is complete with its untouched Bevo woven light tan on blue eagle and matching correct pattern cockade with the black pioneer inverted V waffenfarbe. Much shredding and degrading to the cap at the very rear upper point of the main body, the rear lower bottom edge of front peak trim and severe shredding in the area where the material covering the peak butts up against the main body of the cap, the cardboard former for the peak is visible at this point. Complete with both its correct zinc eyelets on both sides of the cap. A rare example of the pioneer worn Afrika Korps field cap.
A late war post 1942 tunic constructed from captured Italian cloth worn by a member of the 11th Mountain Troop Regiment within the 6th Mountain Division Nord Reinhard Heyrich. The tunic in good condition generally overall, nap to cloth thin in places, the nap is more pronounced in the protected areas of the tunic underneath the pocket flaps and behind the tunic lapels. Fitted with a full compliment of insignia, which includes a set of slip-on red silk piped artillery shoulder boards, a machine embroidered on woven canvas SS runic collar patch with blank rank collar patch to the opposite side with the same weave to the base cloth. Machine embroidered Waffen SS arm eagle and finished with the RZM type Reinhard Heyrich cuff title. Full herringbone weave lining, stamped to the interior Ravensbruck manufactured ‘BETR.RA’ with a full compliment of size stampings. No moth damage.
A pre war tellerform cap converted by the officer into the crusher style. A very large ‘58½’ stamped sized cap constructed from the ribbed material commonly encountered in the pre war tellerform caps, fitted with a very nice set of Bevo woven officers silver wire eagle and cockade. The front peak is of the standard form but of a softer texture, which enables it to be crushed to a virtual flat form. No moth damage to the cap, white piped overall. Evidence of where cap cords were once fitted and subsequently removed. Brown leather sweatband all intact and supple with a multiplicity of unit markings of Infantry Regiment 125 plus a maker’s stamp and date code of ‘38’to the interior. A very good example of a standard tellerform cap that has been converted by the wearer into a crusher.
A very good model 34 stick grenade, wood haft excellent, maker coded with a full date of ‘1943’, complete with its base cap and its internal porcelain ball pull and also complete with its original shrapnel ring, the head has all its original paint with some rust bleed through from the steel below the paint. This item cannot be shipped outside the UK.
A good saddle shaped Panzer NCO’s visor cap, although not size stamped on test we estimate size 55 or 56. The exterior is constructed in enlisted mans thick quality wool, completely free of any moth damage. Standard dark green centre band. Panzer pink piped overall. Fitted with a matching set of aluminium national eagle and cockade with some frosting remaining to the highlights. Double buckle strap. Some roughness and loss of finish to the exterior left hand front edge of the visor. To the interior the ersatz type sweatband is intact but has come adrift from the forehead area, also with cracks to the sweatband. The interior lining material in gold all complete with the remains of the centre celluloid lozenge over the logo ‘Erstklassig’ with the logo of the company Clemens Wagner an intertwined ‘CW’.
A nice condition Luftwaffe enlisted man or NCO’s white top visor cap for a member of a signals unit. Standard mohair centre band, brown piped to the upper and lower sections, removable white top, which has slight service staining. A matched set of aluminium national eagle and cockade. Standard strap with double buckles. The visor has the normally encountered on Luftwaffe caps double ribbed edge to the visor. The interior mid tan sweatband all complete with evidence of minor service use with the sweatband intact with supple leather.
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