A superb quality Luftwaffe officers white top cap, no size markings but on test possibly size 56. Excellent shape, the white top has minor age toning with some minor rust spots as can be seen in our web images. With its correct removable heavy silver wire cap eagle on its white background with zinc backing plate. Matching national cockade in wire fitted to the mohair centre band. Standard cap cords with matching silver pebbled side buttons. Luftwaffe style double ribbed peak. To the interior the light tan leather sweatband showing minor wear use, the interior lining in excellent very light silver bordering on cream silk with a full undamaged centre celluloid lozenge with gilded lettering below ‘Deutsche Werkarbeit Gustav Kanlitzky’ from the town of ‘Cottbus’. To the interior of the sweatband the cap still has its fully flexible and soft orange forehead cushion, these can either solidify or liquefy, this is still in its original condition.
Finish slightly dull, complete with its original pin, hook and hinge with Presidential Chancellery number ‘3’ impressed into the flat back of the award, number 3 is for the Company Wilhelm Deumer of Ludenscheid.
A rare item of Third Reich headdress worn by the Cossack Volunteers from the Kuban or the Don region. Red wool top, some light moth with a cross of German silver lace, the basic hat under the fur in German field grey green with an Astrakhan black covering. The headdress had the feature of being able to unclip at the side to enable the side curtains to be used as ear protectors. To the inside typical Russian style multi stitched lining. Complete with its Third Reich eagle and swastika and matching in colour national cockade. Minor moth losses to the lower edge of the Astrakhan at the base of the cap and not affecting the appearance of the main body in any way.
An absolutely mint unissued condition water bottle, marked ‘G.M.L.41’ to the neck on the aluminium bottle. The felt covering is absolutely untouched with a rubber ink stamp with date ‘5.41’. All leather strapping supple. To the screw top the number ‘46S’. To the top of the Bakelite cup ‘3XS’ within what appears to be a maker’s logo.
A rare quite moth damaged female Luftwaffe Helferin’s tunic and skirt. The jacket is constructed in the standard female form of closure from the left with the buttons on the right as the jacket is viewed, three button closure, open collar wear. A lovely and extremely rare Luftwaffe embroidered grey on very light grey backing cloth that matches the tunic colour, to the right hand upper sleeve a lightning blitz in light grey on the matching light grey uniform backing cloth. Some stitches have been lifted to this lightning blitz, the colour differential below the circular patch is hugely distinct. The two lower front pockets are false with only the pocket flaps as decoration. There is overall moth tracking to the jacket mainly just to the base of the lower front right hand side pocket and small peppering across the back panel. To the interior the Luftwaffe blue grey lining material has suffered more with moth damage. The tunic is together with its matching skirt, which has also suffered moth damage and has a replacement modern side closure zip. Complete with a set of light cream suede gloves, which have much age foxing and minor discoloration. A rare uniform.
Sleeves 21", Width 20", Length 25", Waist 15", Bust 17"
An exceptionally good condition Red Cross medal, zinc construction but still unusually retaining all of its finish. Complete with a short section of red and white ribbon.
A removed from tunic heavy bullion army officers breast eagle, stitches evident.
A very worn example of a stored Wachtmeister’s shoulder board. Much oxidisation and virtually the whole of the green underlay missing.
An unissued condition cloth version of the German Cross in gold with the grey green outer material of the army. Good gilt to the ‘1941’ dated wreath, still with its original manufacturer’s paper ticket attached to the reverse side. Recently acquired by us within a group of items brought back to the United States by a U.S. 20th Armoured Division member in 1945.
A mint unissued condition Afrika with palms cuff band, standard construction. Recently acquired by us within a group of items brought back to the United States by a U.S. 20th Armoured Division member in 1945.
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