A nice pair of the scarce Naval Officers Administration Service hanging straps for the M.38 dagger. The double lion’s head buckles to the centre both in aluminium, which match exactly with their correct velvet backed strapping. The short strap has the small chain link and hook missing, the longer strap would appear to have lost one of its clips, which has been replaced by a gilded version. A rare set of hanging straps.
A good service used Kriegsmarine officers dagger having an excellent blade by Eickhorn. Standard double central fuller with both sides etched in the standard engraving of fouled anchors and floriated patterns. Celluloid grip undamaged with original grip wire. Gilding slightly dull but all matching to the upper pommel, cross guard and scabbard. One very minor impression to the face side of the scabbard 6cm down from the lower scabbard band.
Uncut from roll, unused Bevo woven early droop tailed breast eagle.
A very nicely tightly woven cellion yellow eagle on dark navy blue background. Residue of glued paper on the reverse side where this item has been attached to a collectors display board.
A beautifully hand embroidered silver wire officers droop tailed breast eagle. Threads remain where it had been removed from a Luftwaffe officers tunic.
A highly interesting tunic, after the invasion of Holland many items of Dutch uniform were captured by the invaders along with thousands of bales of uniform cloth, which were later used in the construction of the tunics for the Third Reich, this is a ‘1930’ dated Dutch enlisted mans tunic which has been converted by German tailors and issued to a Georgien foreign volunteer within the Third Reich forces. German style collar in field grey has been added with the universal grey on grey Bevo woven collar patches. Slip-on silk piped cavalry shoulder boards with field grey centres. Standard Bevo grey on green breast eagle. A Gefreiter patch to the upper right sleeve, the left hand sleeve has the nice Bevo woven Georgien Volunteer arm patch fitted. Slight moth to the lower front skirt. Two upper hidden pockets with flaps. No lower pockets. Loops for two awards to the upper right breast pocket.
A mint 25mm wing span version of the WWII Bar to the Iron Cross 2nd class of WWI. Both fitting pins remaining with a section of black and white ribbon. The pins of the award have not pierced the ribbon and the award is located on the ribbon for display only.
A very nice trophy salver measuring 22.5cm in circumference that sits on three legs. No silver markings to the salver. Beautifully engraved to the centre ‘ABSCHUSSBELEILIGUNGEN FUR RUDOLF FRANK 1/27’ followed by a date of ‘4.7.41 - 21.1.44’ showing the engraved insignia of the Royal Air Force and Russian Star with below the generic diving eagle insignia of the Night Fighter groups and below again the markings of his own squadron ‘1/N.J.G. III’. Accompanied by five 5.5cm high cups of which each cup is designated the shooting down of a particular British aircraft and the date. These shooting trophy cups and salvers were very commonly privately awarded to well known aces in WWII, each cup is marked ‘ABSCHUSS’ with the number following ‘ABSCHUSS 1 4.7.1941 Wellington’ ‘ABSCHUSS 4 26.1.1942 Whitley’ ‘ABSCHUSS 7 14th September 1942 Wellington’ ‘ABSCHUSS 14 4.7.43 Halifax’ ‘ABSCHUSS 23 18.11.43 Lancaster’ Rudolf Frank born August 1920 Night Fighter training with the 3rd Night Fighter Wing based in Stuttgart, followed by flying a BF110 heavy fighter with observer. 13th August 1941 Frank had flown over 20 Night Fighter missions and was awarded the Luftwaffe Night Flyers clasp and was awarded the Iron Cross 1st class 15th April 1942, then converted to Junckers JU88 training , he was shot down himself over Berlin on Christmas Eve 1943 but managed to bail out unharmed. More victories followed in 1944 and was awarded the Knights Cross to the Iron Cross on the 6th April 1944. On the night of the 26th/27th April 1944 on night missions close to Eindhoven in Holland his aircraft was hit by an exploding Lancaster and his crew managed to bail out, Frank failed to get out in time. Posthumously promoted Leutnant backdated to 1st April 1944 and he was posthumously awarded the Knights Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. Approximately 20 to 25 years ago Regimentals had the whole collection of Rudolf Frank, it was sold in one lot, over the years unfortunately it has been split amongst many collectors world-wide, including with the collection was his Honour Goblet. we are now pleased to be able to repurchase these items.
A very good JFS produced General Assault badge, maker marked under the rear of the eagle. Slight toning to the finish to the lower right hand side of the award. Wrapped in its original tissue paper and with its titled paper packet, which is also marked ‘JFS Gablonz’ on the reverse of the packet.
Beautifully Bevo woven in silver wire on navy blue background, already folded into its triangular form for fitting to the overseas cap.
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