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A lovely example of the set of 21 military flags of the Third Reich postcard set. Card number 21 is the Deutschland Erwache style standard of Adolf Hitler. Card number 2 is the Reichskriegs flag. The remaining 19 cards are the most beautiful example of Third Reich artwork and printing quality, they show the flags and standards of the Luftwaffe, Army and the Kriegsmarine with all their different branches of the service, each in the individual colour. These set of cards were produced by the Central Office of the NSDAP in Munich. There were 21 in the set and all 21 in this set are complete. They are accompanied by a section of paper, which is wrapped around them with hand applied the following annotation ‘HERE ARE SOME POSTCARDS THE KRAUTS LEFT BEHIND, BEST I CAN DO RIGHT NOW IN THE WAY OF SOUVENIRS. DAVE.’ They are then wrapped in their original three section card folder, one of the side sections, although complete with the cover, is adrift from the main body.
The extra K98 ammunition bandolier all in Luftwaffe blue grey, most commonly worn by Luftwaffe paratroopers. All of the male/female closing studs are present and working correctly. Mint unused condition. Some of the zinc female sections of the male/female ‘Prym’ marked closing studs are suffering minor oxidisation but no damage.
A extremely rare pair of the dedicated trousers for paratrooper use only. upper medium size waist band, all the correct features of pocket flaps with closing studs, watch pocket with matching studs , 2 rear pockets , one larger than the other both with the closure studs, Long legs, ideal for mannequin fitting, complete with its left hand side leg pocket and its right hand side knife pocket all with their correct male/female studs. Original ties intact to the lower leg area. Fitted with a set of braces, which are not military. Traces of issue stampings to the rayon waist band. These have been service worn and the nap of the cloth is thin overall. One 3cm round patched hole in the seat, another tear machine repaired, small slit repair close to the crotch, L shaped tear to the lower right hand leg with a 2.5cm round patch close to the ankle. One fly button missing. All inner pocket bags present in white linen. Both waist adjusters and their buckles intact, some rust to the buckles. A fabulously rare set, ready for paratrooper mannequin display.
A very nice service worn exact matching pair of the sheepskin lined elasticated gauntlet paratrooper gloves. The leather is good, no tears, slight discolouring to two fingertips. Complete with all the sprung loaded interior to the gauntlet. Both stamped matching size, which appears to be ‘6’ and clearly dated to one glove ‘1940’.
A generally good condition police double decal combat helmet, traces of the apple green paint remaining with losses as can be seen on our web site images. Both the police and swastika decals good clear and undamaged with staining coming through from the steel bowl below. The helmet has fitted an early aluminium liner band but most be dated as the transition period between the aluminium liner band and the zinc liner band as the strap posts are of rounded edges. The shell is marked 'NS63'. There are no batch numbers in the rear skirt. The liner is all intact but has seen severe wear use. All the tongues are present with the tips delicate. One repaired what would appear to be a rodent hole close to one of the tongues and other little rodent nips in the forehead area. Police double decal combat helmets have become increasingly difficult to obtain in recent years.
A good example of a maker numbered Iron Cross 1st class. All finish to the central core present with minor chips to the swastika itself, with its original hook, hinge and wide tapering pin, which is marked number '18' to the centre of the pin, in its fitted domed box, which has some slight chipping to the edges.
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