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This vintage handkerchief was sold as a keepsake for the Berlin Olympics in 1936, and was twinned with a similar headscarf, also available on this site. Made from silk or a silk like material some 8 inches square, it is in perfect condition and machine hemmed, having only crease marks from many years of storage. Flags of the competing nations are depicted around the edge, including that of Nazi Germany, whilst the olympic rings are shown upon the inner white field. Berlin Olympic memorabilia is highly saught after, and rapidly disappearing from the market place.
British Light Cavalry Sword What is believed to be a facsimile of a light cavalry sabre dating from the 19th century. One piece construction of crossguard, backstrap and grip make this a very heavy item indeed. Evidence of etching to the 30 inch curved blade. Sharpening, nicks and light rusting to blade. Two available.
British Officers Sword Knot British Officers sword knot- period unknown. This item is gold and red throughout. Braid and acorn is a bit dirty and required a clean. Some of the braided strap is worn as per picture apart from that In ok condition. Possibly a marine knot. Thank you for your interest.
German WW2 Kreigs Marine Belt German WW2 Kreigs Marine blue under tunic belt for hanging a naval dagger from straps. A hard item to find with brown leather fixings intact. No d rings. All in good condition. Thank you for your interest.
Grey German WW2 wehrmacht Belt. Grey German WW2 Wehrmacht/army under tunic belt for hanging an army dagger. No D rings. Tan leather work in good condition. Hard to find intact item. Thank you for your interest.
Hangers for the Kriegsmarine Administration Dagger These black moire hangers are a pair to suit the silver finished dagger associated with Navy Administration Services. Alhough not a precise match, both long and short hanger are in fine condition, having no nips or pulls to the facing material, and with soft pile backing to the reverse. All alluminium clips operate correctly whilst the lions head buckles have fine detailing. An alluminium regain chain remains attached to the upper fitting of the short hanger. When obtained from the family of the vet, these exact hangers were attached to the dagger featured in these offerings, suggesting that hangers were easily swooped out and replaced "in the day" A fine set.
WW1 Bayonet Lapel Pin Of one piece construction with a painted brown grip. Correctly functioning attachment pin to the reverse. Blade inscribed "Bruxelles" to the obverse. Approximately 1and 3/4 inches in length. In excellent condition and very collectable.
" Chronicle of Honour" Album An unused album containing many pages designed to detail the personal history of a member of Germany's armed forces, having not just space for personal photographs and information about one's comrades, but also guality press photos of Third Reich personalities, details of medals and awards and information regarding the veterans organisation and related organisations.
"Action" Advertising Handout A 4 page mini booklet advertising Oswald Mosleys newspaper "Action" which was published weekly throughout the UK. The booklet would have been given away around pubs and clubs and at BUF meetings in an attempt to persuade people to purchase the Union newspaper. In good condition with slight age fading.
"D" ring belt loops These "D" ring belt loops are in superb condition, and have the benefit of pebbled rings. The leather which is still is flexible and strong is clamped to the ring by a pristine metal rivet.
"D" Ring hanger for the 1st pattern Luftwaffe dagger These belt loop hangers are specific to the first pattern luftwaffe dagger and are now very dificult to obtain. We have a small selection available, some with pebbled rings. All are in excellent condition requiring only a little polish or leather feed to become top notch. Selection at our descretion unless you have specific requirements. Price is on a per item basis.
"Day of work" Tinnie This tinnie is of the usual aluminum construction and is oval in shape. At the top edge of the tinnie are the words “Tag der Arbeit” which is positioned over three men. One has a hammer over his shoulder, another is working with paper, and the third carries a stalk of wheat. The men appear over a Party eagle and a swastika, and the date of “1935” which flanks the talons of the bird. The reverse has a safety pin catch and is marked Funcke & Bruninghaus Ludenscheid. In crisp almost unissued condition
"Deers Foot" Hunting Knife A traditional style hunting knife made in the blade city of Solingen. Some eleven inches in overall length, the grip of this knife is made from the foot of a deer or similar animal, and still retains much of the soft brown hair which once adorned this beast. Nickle ferrule, 5 inch blade which is in perfect condition, being still very sharp and having no scratches or nicks to the cutting edge, and is marked "ROSTFREI SOLINGEN". Brown Leather scabbard is sewn up the back, having nickle upper and lower mounts.
"Numbered" SA Dagger This early production dagger is by Carl Grah of Solingen, and is gau marked Nm to the reverse of the lower cross guard. Both upper and lower cross guard are nickel and demonstrate exceptionally deep and well formed accent grooves. Obverse guard stamped "P15/16707" this number is duplicated on the upper scabbard fitting. Interestingly, the upper throat area of the top scabbard fitting is also marked, this time with R13/2585, indicating perhaps that at some point throats had been stopped. Fruitwood grip has minor chipping to upper cross guard area on both the obverse and reverse, but superbly inset SA insignia and highly detailed early party eagle and swastica emblem. Blade appears to have lost its tip at some point, and has been repointed leaving it about a quarter of an inch shorter overall. Some minor nicks to cutting edges, greying and smudging overall. Early anodised scabbard, some damage to lower scabbard fitting screw fixing, and slightly dented lower ball. An interesting numbered example in collectable condition.
"Swallows Nest" Musicians Shoulder Boards Believed to be Infantry Waffebfarb Schwalbenester, possibly for a major drummer, this matched pair of boards are in excellent condition, having bright diamond pattern to the brocade and undamaged silvered aluminium hanging tresse fringe. Reverse cotton type cloth backing somewhat grubby and faded with age, and complete with 5 bright metal retaining hooks.
'Tween Wars Schnapps Cup One of a pair of cups bearing the engraved dedication, in extremely small and fine script "Hamburg 1921-22" and the letters "W N" beneath a crown having five "Points" indicating that this item was the property of a member of the German nobility, probably a Baron or Count, and could therefore be researchable. Base with 800, moon, crown and makers mark "F W Hespe". Pity to split these beautiful 'deco pieces, buy them both at a discount!
1876 Pattern Socket Bayonet for Martini Henry Rifle Profusely marked with War Dept. Stamp and Enfield proof mark, this bayonet is 21 inches in length, and in remarkable condition, complete with its screwed retaining band. The Pattern 1876 Socket Bayonet is an improved and redesigned Pattern 1853. It was the opinion of many that the Pattern 1853 was too short to make an effective fighting weapon when attached to the rifle. As a result, the Pattern 1876 was lengthened nearly five inches. The cross sectional shape of the 1876 was made equiaangular, rather than being wider at the top as was the 1853. Some very minor staining to the blade, excellent finish remaining to body.
1933 Nuremburg Reich Party Day Badge This heavy bronzed badge was available to celebrate the impressive NSDAP rally held in nuremburg in 1933, and features an impressive drooped wing eagle clutching a swastica,dominating a view of the old town. Escellent detail with namage to the pin fastening to the reverse.
1935 Peoples Day Stickpin Interesting little pin bearing the inscription "Am Palmsonntag Dank der Innern Mission" roughly translating to "On Palm Sunday Thanks to the Inner Mission" Lightweight stamped badge with soldered plain pin.
1943 Spanish Contract Bayonet An 1884/98 3rd Reich pattern mauser bayonet in superb condition, having the stamp "P.R.8" on one side of the crossguard, and the issue number 2698 on the opposite side. Wooden grips in superb original condition, all blueing complete to crossguard and pommel. Blade retaining 95% of its original finish. Throatless scabbard in excellent condition retaining all of its finish with no dents or scratches.
2nd Model Navy Dagger-Eickhorn A later produced Navy dagger having the "over the shoulder" Eickhorn logo to the blade. Pommel is an outstanding example having good detail to the eagle’s head and breast feathering as well as the half opened wings talons wreath and vaulted swastika.The high quality brass crossguard has the typical larger Eickhorn type center blocks featuring fouled anchors. Both pommel and cross guard retain all the original guilding. The acanthus leaves are raised out on the qullion arms and the button ends are in excellent crisp condition with nipples at the center. The carved wood grip is covered with off-white celluloid. This celluloid remains in perfect conditionality with attractive age toning and is tightly wrapped with twisted brass wire. The accompanying scabbard is an outstanding example despite having none of its original guilding present. This scabbard shows no wear. The lightning bolts feature the palmettes above and below the hanging rings. The carrying bands have very fine overlapping oak leaves with acorns. The eyelets are the triple serrated variety. They are still quite crisp throughout. The throat is retained by two flush mounted side screws. The blade is in very fine condition being bright throughout. This blade features the fouled anchor design and retains its needle-like tip. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the post-1941 mark showing the squirrel looking over his shoulder. The original brown /red felt buffer is in place. An original gold coloured thin cord portepee is attached to the grip and cross guard in the correct manner
A First War British National War Savings Committee Badge Bronze gilt with red and black enamels, maker marked "THOMAS FATTORINI BIRMINGHAM Ltd" on the reverse, Just over an inch in diameter. Excellent enamelling to the obverse, curved lapel fixing stamped with a number, partially legible. During the First World War, the Swastika was adopted by the National War Savings Committee, who issued war bonds at 15s.6d. each. The bond in effect was a loan to the Government, to help fund the war. Advertising slogans stated that "for 15s 6d, 124 cartridges could be bought for a soldier at the front." The value of the bond would increase annually so that after five years, it would be worth a Sovereign (£1 sterling). It could be cashed in earlier by the investor. However 15/6 was a large sum of money for many poorer families so 6d (six pence) savings stamps were issued (also with a Swastika on them) which could be purchased weekly or whenever people could afford them. After thirty-one stamps had been bought, the bond or certificate was issued. There were also small square enamel badges, which were of a similar design as the stamps, and were given to the stamp sellers to wear.
Accoutrement -Unknown A short strap or hanger made from a webbing material finished with an ornate gold braid. Some 3 inches in overall length and having a brass suspension clip attached.
Aden Canon Practice Round Shell Case This interesting 30mm shell case would have been in practice round configuration, i.e. Carrying a solid shot round rather than a fully explosive warhead, and would probably have been fired from a Sepecat Jaguar or BAe Hawk. Markings indicate a production date of 1970 at the Royal Ordnance Factory Radway Green, with a filling date of 1971 at ROF Chorley
Adolf Hitler Speech This 46 page booklet is an English translation of a monumentaly long speech given by Hitler in The Reichstag in Berlin on the 30th January 1937, in which he extols the virtues of National Socialism with respect to Germanys relationship with the rest of the world. Prophetic stuff and a required read for the scholar of the rise of the NSDAP. Outer cover torn in two, but still present. Staples still sound. Some minor tears and discolouration commensurate with age.
Africa Corps Stickpin This beautifully made private purchase enamelled and vaulted pin was made for ex members of the Africa Corps to wear in association with any 1957 type post war medals and awards they may have been entitled to. Gold red and black enamel in perfect condition. Barley twist pin soldered to circular pad attachment to the rear.
AH Plaque A bronzed Adolf Hitler relief which appears to have been given as a prize for good examination results in the field of "natural studies", and with a statement to the reverse stating that this plaque was made by the firm of Adolf Trumpf, and that they were the sole approved supplier of such items. 5 and a half by four inches, and in superb condition
American WW2 Vintage fighting knife Although Camillus continued making this type of fighting knife into the vietnam era, the age of this one can be tied down due to its blade markings: "CAMILLUS NY" combined with "USMC" markings were only applied during the WW2 timeframe. This, combined with the "oxblood" colour of scabbard leather and grip, and pinning of tang, confirm without doubt wartime manufacture. In excellent used condition having some minor water staining to the blade. Scabbard generally in good condition but with one tear to the leather some 2 inches in length.
Anglo German Journal-ORIGINAL An excellent copy of the A5 sized Anglo German Journal booklet for the Munich area, dated May/June 1937. Written in both English and German, this publication gives an insight into the attempts at cooperation by the NSDAP at a time when it is believed Hitler wanted an alliance with Britain, rather than a war. Interesting information regarding the visit of various organisations to the Reich, including the Fleet Street Choir!! Generally good condition with some fading commensurate with age. Outer cover torn past halfway at the spine. A rare item
Anti Semitic Booklet Another almost unbelievable booklet written by A S Leese and published in the UK in 1939 by The Imperial Fascist League. In excellent condition, no rips, tears or fading.
Anti Semitic Leaflet Another incredibly rare survivor from the pre war period in Britain, being a "handout" advising people of BUF meetings being held in and around London, in this case entitled "Keep out Alien Jews" Unbelievable stuff.
Anti War Leaflet Published again by the British Union, this leaflet, probably handed out by Union supporters at a rally, is designed to convince the British public that war with Germany should come to an end, because " It is none of our business.........." In excellent condition with no rips, tears or folds.
Anti War Poster This large 4 x2 feet square poster is linen backed and rolled onto a pair of black wooden rods, having the number "271" engraved on a silver coloured disk at one end. The depiction is of the effects of the allied bombing campaign on German cities due to the instigation of "Total War" Dating from the early '60's, this item would have been used in German schools to illustrate the contemporary history of Germany at a time when the effects-and the guilt-of the war were still being felt. Manufacturers or suppliers name is given as P Stockman
Anti-semitic Propoganda Leaflet by Arnold Leese Published by the the Imperial Fascist League, and entitled "Devilry in the Holy Land" this is an incredible anti Jewish, pro Muslim booklet presumably published prior to the outbreak of WW2. In excellent condition, slight fading with age.
Antique American Socket Bayonet What is believed to be an American Socket Bayonet dating from the middle of the 19th century, possibly for the issue M1835/42 flintlock musket. Marked "O. 3301" In good condition with minor pitting to blade, which is some 18 inches in length.
Antique French Model 1874 "Gras" Sword Bayonet This bayonet was the last of the French "sword-type" bayonets. It was manufactured to fit the French Model 1874 "Gras" Infantry Rifle, basically a refinement of the Model 1866 Chassepot Infantry Rifle. The "Gras" was manufactured from 1874 to about 1885. This bayonet has a solid brass pommel with integral latching mechanism (push-button/spring-steel). Grips are wood. Crossguard is steel, with upper guard being the muzzle-ring, lower guard forming a hooked "blade-breaker" quillon (profusely stamped). The steel blade is triangular (3-edge) in form and marked on the back-edge (opposite the bottom cutting edge) with the arsenal, month, and year of manufacture; this is done in engraved cursive fashion and in this case is "Mre d' Armes de St. Etienne Mai 1875", being the the exact month, year, and location of manufacture. In excellent condition commensurate with the great age of this historic piece. Scabbard lost to time.
Armband This armband appears to be hand made, consisting of a 4 inch wide band of green felt. Sewn to to the front is the letter "L". An NSDAP political eagle stamp is still visible to the rear.
Armed Forces Long Service Award-4 years In March 1935, compulsory military service was introduced in Germany. Exactly one year later long service medals and crosses were instituted for 4, 12, 18, 25 and even 40 years of service. A cornflower blue ribbon was common to these awards. A Metal emblem of outstretched wing eagle for army and navy, or flying eagle for the air force was worn on the ribon. The example presented here has lost a little of its silvered finish to obverse and reverse, but retains all the finish to the outstretched wing eagle emblem on the ribbon. A Collectible example at a reasonable price.
Armoured Vehicle Smoke Discharge Canister A discharged 3 inch smoke canister manufactured by Rheinmetal Defence Company designed for firing from a military vehicle. No contents and completely inert.
Army Dagger An unmarked dagger which appears to have been post war chromium plated, a practice much in evidence in the after war years when veterans whished to preserve and display their war trophys. Unmarked plated blade is in good condition with no nicks to the cutting edge, having washer visible in crossguard recess. Fine detail to crossguard and pommel. Grip is white and may be imitation ivory. Much dirt ingrained into grip spirals which would clean perfectly if so desired. No dents or missing finish to scabbard. A budget army in collectable condition.
Army Dagger The solid yellow grip on this dagger is in fine condition, contrasting well with the fittings which appear to be chromium plated, as was a popular practice with WW2 veterans wishing to preserve their souvenirs at a time when this type of plating was enjoying in its infancy. One small spot of corrosion on unmarked blade, blade washer visible in crossguard recess. Fine detail to all fittings, scabbard undented and with full plating. A well priced collectable.
Army Dagger Hangers This set of Army hangers are still essentially sound but are interestingly mis matched with regard to the felt backing, the longer strap being green, the shorter being light brown.Metal components are in fine conditionion, the bottom oak leaf decorated snap clips being deluxe push up versions. Straps themselves showing age and fading, with some missing felt backing to the shorter side. Good starter set for the beginner or collector on a budget.
Army Dagger Hanging Straps An original set of straps in "delicate" condition, showing signs of period repair. Backing to each strap is of a different colour, indicating perhaps that a replacement length of tress was sewn onto these straps during the 3rd reich period. Push up clips are DRGM marked and work well, oak leaf embelished buckles in good used condition, upper suspension bar also DRGM marked. A good set if only for spares.
Army Dagger with Original Portepee This is a superb example of an unmarked army officers dagger, complete with original portepee. It features generic "A" style fittings as show on Page 78 of Wittmans Army Book. The pommel and cross guard perfectly match. This pommel has almost no wearing signs to the upper surfaces and has good detail to the standing oak leaves. The cross guard is an outstanding example, having perfect silvering The ferrule has matching patination. The grip of this example is a pleasing orange. The tones are even colored throughout the obverse and reverse and this grip is in perfect condition. The scabbard is one of the generic types also. This scabbard has perfect silvering and nicely matches the patination of the hilt fittings. It is straight throughout and has crisp, pebbled panels. The bands are particularly nice, having outstanding hand-enhancing to the oak leaves. This hand-enhancing is very well done and extremely noticeable. The silvering to this scabbard is perfect. The throat is retained by twin side screws. The blade is a fine, bright example having some smudging which would clean up nicely with minimal effort. It has been protected by an in-place large style leather washer. This is a fine Heer dagger at a very fair price.
Army Dagger-"Orange Juice" Grip An exceptional Wehrmacht Heer dagger by the less common maker Anton Wingen. Excellent detail to pommel and crosguard featuring an eagle with outstretched wings clutching a wreath with swastica in its talons. Excellent detail to wing and chest feathering, swastica and wreath. Orange grip is perfect having no cracks or damage whatsoever. Wrapped about the grip is an original portepee showing some wear to the cord where the knot has been tied. Blade in near mint condition, having no stains or marks and no nicks to the edges, has the the makers mark of the standing knight and "A.W. JR. Solingen". Needle sharp point. Scabbard also in near mint condition, having no dents or blemishes. Single flush screw securing the blade runners in the upper reverse. A superb example.
Army EM/NCO cap wreath and cockade Probably a salesmans sample or obtained from military outfitters stock at the end of hostilities, this wreath /cockade is still with its original display backing. In pristine condition, the reverse is marked "Ges Gesh" and the number "1". A first class example.
Army Ordnance Officers Visor This original visor cap has been well used and is missing the eagle from the peak, however the cockade is attached and in fine condition. Interior grubby from use and age, no makers mark visible. A good period example.
Army Sword Hanger A nice hanger having that "been there" look of an accoutrement that really has seen service and not just been lifted from a retail outlet at the end of hostilities. Nine inches in overall length, double thickness leather, brown to the obverse and black to the reverse. Alluminium "D" ring showing distinct swing wear from a belt clip. Unusual sprung steel push in clip sewn to lower end by use of additional leather suspension. Some age cracking to leather but no loss of stitching. An accoutrement they really talks to you.
Army underbelt A green underbelt with leather fittings to enable carrying of the sword, dagger etc. Two attached " D" rings, one fixed the other sliding. Some minor surface cracking to the leather tongue, the D rings partially gilded. Some age patina to the buckle. Overall 35 inches in length.
Assman Marked Pebble Grain Uniform Buttons on Suppliers Card Stock 6 uniform buttons, 4 large and 2 smaller, complete with split pins to the reverse, all mounted on a Hensoldt & Kaeble suppliers stock card. The card has the Suppliers logo to the upper left corner with a swastica flag bearers image to the upper right corner. Buttons are mint and marked to the rear with the Assman logo and the wording "Hochfeine Qualitat".
Auxiliary Cruisers War Badge -First Type Introduced in April 1941 to recognise the armed merchantmen who were so successful in harassing Allied shipping, this badge consists of a wreath of oak leaves secured by a tie at the base and surmounted by an eagle and swastica. Central to the wreath is a globe showing Western Europe and part of the USA above which is a Viking ship under full sail. Criteria for the award were to have participated in a long voyage,for outstanding leadership or to have been wounded on a long voyage. In excellent condition with full gilding to oak wreath leaf and Viking ship, all grey finish present to globe. Vertical pin operating correctly. Priced as a reproduction.
Badge for free balloon pilots second pattern Introduced in 1939, this badge replaced the first pattern which was a silver bullion decoration sewn on the left breast pocket. This badge consists of a balloon surmounted by an outstretched winged figure on a swastika, the whole surrounded by an oak leaf wreath. Nicely patinated throughout, the reverse of the badge is stamped with the number 231240 possibly the design patent number.
Bahnschutz Employees Stickpin An unusual pin featuring the well known winged wheel insignia of the German Railway System. Measuring some one and a quarter inches from wingtip to wingtip and with a pin approximately one and three quarter inches in length, this fold coloured pin is well detailed to include discreet feathering on the wings.
Bahnschütz Wagon Tag This controversial item is believed to be a seal attached to a railway freight car, being a triangular, stamped metal tag in yellow. Raised from the surface is the date 1944, the town name of "Antwerpen" and the number 348692. When used to transport human freight during this period, the fate of the occupants of the car can only be imagined. An item from the darkest era of human history. Yellow paint mostly present, some period wear to edges.
Barrel Cleaning Set An unused set of three rods for barrel cleaning, in the original packing, to include the greased damp proof inner lining. As new unissued condition.
Basket Handled Miniature French Sword This interesting miniature appears to be a Commemorative related to the French General Napolean, whose forces were famously defeated by Wellingtons at Waterloo. Some 12 inches in overall length having a needle sharp blade. Carefully worked and pierced basket handle with silvered pommel grip and backstrap. Silvered brass scabbard retains suspension ring to band,and is decorated with a raised profile to the upper area, presumably of Napolean.
Battalion Marked Schnapps Cup A most unusual piece being marked to a corps rather than an individual, and would presumably have been used in an officers mess, forming part of the silverware for the battalion. Markings are "Uffz.-Korps Fla.Rak. Btl.22" To the base is a makers mark of the letters WMF within a stylised square. A fascinating piece of history worthy of further research.
Battlefield Relic "Chassepot" bayonet This awesome artefact was recovered from a well, situated on a farm in the Poperinghe region of Belgium, close to the Ypres battlefield made infamous during World War One. The sheer quantity and date range of the items recovered from this location demonstrates all too well the ebb and flow of warfare across this area of Europe. Sadly the years have eroded any chance of making any identification of manufacturing Arsenal etc. however, a stunning piece of history to balance against your mint pieces.
Battlefield Relic K98 Unlike the majority of the unidentifiable items recovered from a Belgian well,(see 50899) this bayonet is clearly a German K98 bayonet which, despite its 70 year immersion in mud and water, can still be removed from its scabbard. Blade marked "J. Sch." and "6425 d". Relic condition, please see photos
Battlefield Relic K98 Bayonet Sadly this bayonet had lost the protection of its scabbard before being dumped down a Belgian well some 70 years ago, and consequently has suffered quite severe damage compared to its brothers listed earlier on the site. It is however still clearly identifiable as a bayonet for the K98 rifle and would make quite a conversation piece for your coffee table display. Relic - condition, please see photos.
Battlefield Relic K98 Bayonet. Another item recovered from the depths of a Belgian well during a recent visit to the area. It is interesting to note that of all the items recovered,of several countries of manufacture, it was those of German origin which had stood the test of time and remained in the most recognisable condition. This bayonet can still be removed from the scabbard and has a blade marked to FW Holler numbered 8483b. Relic condition, please see photos.
Bayonet Frog A brown leather frog in excelent condition. Of 4 rivet construction, one of which has been replaced with a copper version. This modification appears to have been period accomplished. All stitching intact, leather still supple. No damage to lug hole.
Bayonet Frog A black leather bayonet frog of 4 rivet construction. Stitching, which appears once to have been white, has some minor catching to the reverse. Leather stiff but not cracked or damaged in any way.
Bayonet Frog A dark brown frog of 4 rivet construction, having a leather retaining strap and toggle attached. Leather a little stiff with age, with some minor surface crazing,but no damage, nicks or fraying to stitching. Maker marked to the reverse with a date stamp of 1942.
Bayonet Frog Suitable perhaps for "spare or repair" this frog has sound leather, however much stitching has perished allowing the unit to "gape" Some evidence of period repair.
Bayonet Frog A black leather frog of rivet less construction in good condition still being supple and with no damage around the lug hole. Very minor loss of stitching, but still very sound and useable.
Bayonet Frog Believed to be of German origin and of WW1 vintage, this black leather frog is substantially constructed having completely intact stitching. The cross strap has an operating buckle assembly and is complete with the leather retainer. Leather in excellent condition with minor loss of finish in places.
Bayonet Miniature From WW1 Some 8 inches in length and apparently one piece construction, this Belgiun made post WW1 miniature bayonet has grips made from wood, riveted to the handle. To the obverse blade is engraved "Antwerpen" whilst the reverse bears a maker mark of "T" within a circle. Deep riccasso and blood fuller to obverse of the blade. In excellent condition, reflecting the trend for local manufacture of post war commemoratives aimed at tourists visiting the Belgiun battlefields.
Bayonet Scabbard. A black finished scabbard some 12 inches in length which is completely magnetic, including the ball. Circular frog lug which is some three quarters of an inch in diameter. Some scratches to the paint finish but no dents or chips.
Belt equipment loops These loops are not quite identical but both feature stitched leather and metal retaining rivets. The metal loops appear to be alluminium. One loop has a stamping into the leather which appears to be a makers mark. Price is for the pair.
Berlin Postcard Group 3 postcards and one photo showing Olympics locations, and 1 postcard of the Reichskanzlei in Wilhelmstrasse.
Berlin Olympics Booklet No10-Jumping One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to the history of the sport,playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Berlin Olympics 1936 -Entry Ticket What a rare survivor! This original ticket is to an athletic event taking place on the 7th August 1936, in fact on this day a new world record was set for the mens 5000 metres race, the winner being Gunnar Höckert from Finland. The reverse has been autographed in pencil, presumably by a competitor, a little research would probably track down this person and give even more interest to this item.
Berlin Olympics 1936 -Sticker Book Most of the stickers in this fascinating monochrome booklet are present. Competitors,organisers and locations are all pictured in great detail. No rips tears or missing pages. Very slight age fading and foxing. A super little addition to an Olympics collection.
Berlin Olympics 1936 Location Postcard Group A group of postcards showing official views of the Reichssportfeld in Berlin which were issued to commemorate the 1936 Olympics. All in unused condition.
Berlin Olympics Booklet No 13-Weight Lifting and Wrestling One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to the history of the sport,playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Berlin Olympics Booklet No 14-Fencing One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to the history of the sport,playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Berlin Olympics Booklet No. 12-Boxing One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to the history of the sport,playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Berlin Olympics Booklet No. 8-Running and Walking One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Berlin Olympics Booklet-No. 6-Handball One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Berlin Olympics Pennant This triangular pennant has sides of some 14 inches in length, and is of a double sided ivory coloured cotton. Embroidered to each side are the five Olympic Rings in quite vivid, vibrant colourful stitching-incredible that this item has survived in this condition since 1936! Stitched into the seam of the shorter side is a cord suspension line. A great addition to an Olympics collection
Binoculars-Carl Zeiss An unusual Dienstglass set being 6x24, and as such not a popular size with the user as the aperture size was insufficient resulting in poor low light performance, consequently very few of this size of binocular was produced for the Wehrmacht. Dating from 1938, this set are in excellent condition and function perfectly. Interestingly, the attached strap and rain guard are marked "CAG 1940" and would have been originally supplied with a different set of binoculars, being a 6x30 set manufactured by Swarovski.
Black leather "D" ring belt clips Available as a group of three, these rings are in great condition, with all the finish remaining to the metal rings and to the metal closing rivets.
Black Leather Dagger/Sword Hanger A hanger of the type which fixes over a button or button attachment and is some five inches in overall length. The one piece teardrop leather has a buttonhole to the upper area, whilst a pebbled push in clip is fixed through the leather and secured by a large nickle rivet. Leather retains a gloss finish and is in fine used condition being still flexible and unfaded. A good accoutrement here to hang onto the loop of your Police or SS sword, or to your TENO leather work hangers.
Black Leather Sword Hanger An unusual, length-adjustable Degen hanger consisting of a black leather, metal reinforced belt loop, attached via a buckle to a lower strap, holding a non adjustable buckle and a push in lower nickel clip. The hanger shows some mild use, but still has fine leather and pleasing black surfaces. This is an excellent hanger that would have been affixed to a belt and attached to the sword from the carrying ring on the scabbard. A rare accessory.
Black Leather Sword Hanger An unusual, length-adjustable Degen hanger consisting of a black leather, metal reinforced belt loop, attached via a buckle to a lower strap, holding a non adjustable buckle and a push in lower nickel clip. The hanger shows some mild use, but still has fine leather and pleasing black surfaces. This is an excellent hanger that would have been affixed to a belt and attached to the sword from the carrying ring on the scabbard.
Black Sword Hanger An unusual, length-adjustable Degen hanger consisting of a black leather, metal reinforced belt loop, attached via a buckle to a lower strap, holding a non adjustable buckle and a push in lower nickel clip. The hanger shows some mild use, but still has fine leather and pleasing black surfaces. This is an excellent hanger that would have been affixed to a belt and attached to the sword from the carrying ring on the scabbard. An rare accessory.
Black Sword Hanger An unusual, length-adjustable Degen hanger consisting of a black leather, metal reinforced belt loop, attached via a buckle to a lower strap, holding a non adjustable buckle and a push in lower nickel clip. The hanger shows some mild use, but still has fine leather and pleasing black surfaces. This is an excellent hanger that would have been affixed to a belt and attached to the sword from the carrying ring on the scabbard. A rare accessory.
Black Teardrop Dagger Hanger This hanger is the type that was designed to fit over a button type attachment sewn within the wearers clothing, and as such is a type not often seen, but has been found attached to TENO leather work hangers in the past. Some four inches long and constructed from supple black leather, the reinforced lower section supports a push in clip which still functions perfectly. Some minor loss of finish to the clip, perfect black stitching.
Black Vertical Hanger A black leather hanger designed for supporting an NSKK or SS dagger in the vertical position for marching, exercises etc. Coffin shaped leather clothes protector in excellent condition, riveted to vertical leather snap clip carrier. Pebbled, RZM marked,long nosed snap clip in good operating condition with only minor loss of plating. Leather cross strap in fine condition with with excellent buckle assembly.
Black Wound Badge Marked "L54" to the reverse, this hollow badge is complete with perfect needle pin and catch. Excellent detail to obverse with all pebbled background remaining with loss of finish only to the high points of the swastica and oak and laurel leaf wreath. A badge which was worn but not abused. Near mint.
Black Wound Badge Totally mint, heavy, hollow back badge having the number "3" raised from the reverse. Pin and catch assembly perfect, no nicks or scuffs to the black enamel paint. The best available.
Black Wound Badge Stickpin on Original LDO Card Stock. An "L/21" marked black wound badge stickpin on original LDO marked card stock. Perfect barley twist pin, minor loss of paint finish to badge commensurate with age A scares opportunity in today's market.
Booklet " The Colour Question in Britain" Published in 1959 following the Race riots in Notting Hill the previous year, this booklet is another attempt by Mosleys right wing supporters to undermine the immigration policy in the UK. A fascinating booklet documenting the social and political changes taking place in the UK in the years following the second world war. A folded booklet without staples, in excellent condition with no rips or tears.
Booklet-"Housewives Today" Although this booklet dates from 1963, "The British Housewives' League" is a right-wing, non-party group that seeks to act as the voice of the British housewife, providing advice and encouraging active participation in society. The League seeks to defend the UK's independence and constitution, to promote Christian values, and to discourage excessive state control. In the past the League has campaigned against rationing, identity cards, anti-fluoridation campaigns in the 1950s and UK membership of the European Union. The newsletter of the League has been called Housewives Today, and Home but now produces a magazine called The Lantern. In excellent condition with no rips or tears.
Booklet-The Anglo German Fellowship Published in 1937, this A5 booklet reports the activities of a society promoting friendship between Britain and Germany. Apart from documenting the financial state and meetings of the society, lists are given of ALL the individual members and ALL the businesses offering their suport. Some surprising names in these lists-fascinating!
Boxed early ku klux klan belt buckle rare item Hi here is a very unusual item found in a London antique shop.This is a Boxed early ku klux klan belt buckle rare item,appears to be from the Victorian age ,maybe unissued stock as it has Salem mass on the back.It depicts the early clan crusade against the Roman Catholic Church.it has a paparwork description and synopsis of the item,which you will receive as well.a real hard to find item.one of two I have for sale however the other is different but has no box.
BPP Book The British Peoples Party were another far right political party similar to the BUF which was formed in 1939 by an ex member of the BUF, John Becket. Its aims were similar to that of the BUF, and its accociation with the NSDAP well known. At the end of the war the BPP sought to establish some kind of " forgiveness" for the crimes of the Nazis and to that end published this book attempting to discredit the charges put forward by the allies at the Nuremburg war trials. Fascinating! In excellent condition with no rips or tears, fading and foxing commensurate with age. Minor rusting to staples.
Breast Eagle A used badge consisting of an off white or silver/grey embroidered luftwaffe eagle on a black backing. Nicely maid with odd spots of age and wear, but no nips or tears.
Breast Eagle Tarnished silver bullion eagle clutching wreathed mobile swastika looking to its left. Mounted on green felt like material, reverse partially covered with paper backing material.
Breast Eagle Luftwaffe eagle with a wingspan of some 3.5 inches on a grey felt backing. Nice quality used badge, slightly soiled with age, but with no damage
Breast Eagle One of a pair of identical cloth eagles consisting of machine embroidered bullion coloured eagle upon a black background. Light grey felt type backing to the rear. Still stiff, in fine condition.
Breast Eagle A silver embroidered breast eagle which appears to be in the colours of the DAK. Eagle with outstretched wings looking to its left, clutching a mobile swastika in its claws. Some mothing to the grey /green backing material
Breast Eagle Eagle is made from silver bullion, inlaid with green stitching emphasising the seperate elements of the construction. Reverse is brown smooth fabric, the whole emblem being still very stiff.
Breast Eagle Bullion embroidered eagle with outstretched wings looking to its left clutching a wreathed mobile swastika in its talons,the whole on a black backing approximately four inches by two inches. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
British Union of Fascists Membership Badge A rare second pattern badge dating from the early '20's, having a perfectly operating period pin back with the words " registration applied for" and "Gaunt London" raised from the reverse. Perfect enamelling and silver plating to the obverse, spelling the slogan "For King And Country" and the initial "F" for fascist. Worn by members of Mosleys fascist party both before and during the Second World War. A chilling reminder of how different history could have turned out.
Brocade Sword Hanger This interesting period single strap hanger consists of a gold and silver brocade facing sewn to a red/brown leather backing and is approximately 20 inches in length. Attached to the upper nickel loop is a secondary brass chain attachment. A spring loaded blackened push in clip is attached to the rear of the buckle assembly. A rare accessory possibly for use with the fire department sword in excellent condition with wear commensurate with age.
Bronze DRKB Shooting Award The DRKB 'Deutscher Reichskriegerbund' (Kyffhäuserbund) was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB 'Deutscher Kriegerbund', originally formed after the war of 1870-71. On 29 March 1938 the DRKB was renamed into NS-RKB 'Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund'. This is the 2nd model shooting award, made of 'Buntmetall', finished in Bronze, incorporating an enameled swastica. The badge is not visibly maker marked, but appears to me in mint condition with all its protective lacquer remaining. Twisted knurled pin attachment needle sharp.
Bronze DRL Sportsbadge Stickpin Bronze DRL (Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen - German National Union for Physical Training) Sports Badge Stickpin. Constructed from a die struck bronze base that has been bronze washed and black burnished. The oval shaped obverse depicts a centrally placed “DRL” in stylized letters which is surrounded by an oak leaf wreath and is above a bannered swastika. Unusually for this badge, quality is such that the letters DRL are individually cut out from the backing-nice. The concave reverse is maker marked “Wernstein Jena” and has a soldered on and has a barley twist stickpin. The face measures approximately 1/2 of an inch wide by 11/16 of an inch tall in diameter. Superior quality.
Bronze DRL Stickpin Bronze class DRL (Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen - German National Union for Physical Training) Sports Badge Stickpin. Die struck bronze base,bronze washed and black burnished. The oval shaped obverse depicts a centrally placed “DRL” in stylized letters which is surrounded by an oak leaf wreath and is above a bannered swastika. The concave reverse is maker marked “Wernstein Jena” and has a soldered on barley twist pin. The face measures approximately 1/2 of an inch wide by 11/16 of an inch tall in diameter.
Brooch/Lapel Badge of the RKB The Reichskolonialbund -RKB (Reich Colonial League) was a collective body that absorbed all German colonial organisations during the time of the Third Reich. It was led by Franz Ritter von Epp. The emblem of the Reichskolonialbund was based on the flag of the German East Africa Company, and is represented in this beautiful enamelled badge. Marked with a makers mark of "S" in a circle and "Ges Gesch" to the rear and with a Period design attachment pin.
Brown Leather Frog Marked to the reverse "Borcher & Pennel Nurnberg 1937" this large brown teardrop shaped leather hanging device is in fine condition. Stitching is all complete with no loose ends, whilst the metal hanging clip shows little sign of age.
Brown Leather Sword Hanger A nice complete hanger for the Army Degen being some ten inches in overall length. No damage to obverse leather which remains pliable and bright. Remnants of grey felt backing to reverse, nickle top box clip in excellent condition. Lower nickle push in Spring clip functioning correctly but with some minor loss of finish to surface.
BUF Booklet - Agricultural Policy Another BUF slant on internal policies in Britain, this time agricultural policy and its effects on farmer and consumer in the post war Britain of 1952. In excellent overall condition but missing the securing staples which have rusted away with age.
BUF Leaflet A single sided leaflet which would have been handed out to passers by to encourage them to join Oswald Mosley's British Union of fascists. Social history at its most extreme. A5 sizes leaflet is discoloured with age but otherwise in perfect condition.
BUF Leaflet Another item tightly bound with the Social History of thr UK. This small booklet is aimed at the small town shopkeeper, advising him that only Oswald Mosley and his political party can support the shopkeeper and keep at bay the terror of the upcoming "chain store" the forerunner of the modern super market. Fascinating. In excellent condition, slightly discoloured with age. No rips or tears, monochrome but for the splash of colour around the BUF insignia.
BUF Leaflet Entitled "The British Peace-How to Get it" this 12 page booklet is Oswald Mosleys attempt to persuade the people of Britain that the War of 1939 is NOT their war-it is a war which should be decided by mainland Europe alone, and that the British resolve to defend Poland is not right for the British people. An interesting attempt by Mosley to force peace with the Third Reich. In excellent condition showing only slight fading and discolouration due to age. Staples present and nt rusty.
BUF Recruitment booklet A fold out booklet giving details of the aims and membership requirements of the post war Union movement in Britain. The parallels to be drawn with the policies of Nazi Germany are plain to see. Fascinating. In excellent condition with no damage.
Bulgarian? Dagger Hangers A matching pair of individual hanging straps, believed to be Bulgarian and of wartime vintage. Basic strap material appears to be leather, but with a brocade covering attached. Identical bronzed spring clips at both top and bottom of straps, all of which operate correctly. Leather slides on longer strap have lost their brocade covering. An interesting set of straps whose actual purpose is as yet unknown.
Burmese Kris Being overall 17 inches in length, this weapon has silvered mounts to the scabard which is covered in a green felt like material. "Wavy" blade has some minor corrosion to the finish, whilst carved wooden handle is undamaged and finished with a copper or brass ferrule.
Canadian Forces Souvenir Rifle Butt An interesting souvenir item consisting of a rifle butt mounted with 4 cap badges relating to the Canadian forces. A suspension chain has also been attached to permit the item to be hung on a wall for display. In good condition with no damage or rot to the wooden stock.
Cap Badge A Kriegsmarine cap badge eagle, which appears tomhave been cut from a cap. Gold Colour embroiders eagle and swastika emblem mounted on black felt backing. Remnants of paper backing to the rear. A nice example of a used insignia.
Cap Lanyard A silver tress lanyard for the cap. No obvious fray, still very stiff , bindings complete.
Cap Tally Kriegsmarine This tally is some 66 inches in length, being of black silk like fabric sewn with gold thread. Good condition showing only small pin holes where the tally has been attached. One very minor nip to one edge
Carrying Device This over the shoulder holster? Dagger? Axe? Carrying device is of dark brown webbing type material with black leather hanger attached. The snap clips retain all their finish and are unmarked. Clawed adjustment buckle functions perfectly, as does the push button fixing. Double sided leather hanger has brown leather on the reverse, and all stitching is intact.
Carrying Device/Frog This teardrop shaped brown leather hanger is approximately 8 inches in length. Simply constructed from only 2 pieces of leather, and consisting of both hanger and leg protector combined. Leather still supple, metal loop non corroded. Hand stitching still sound.
Cartridge Belt A fabric and leather belt being some 38 inches in length and having 25 leather loops for cartridges. Of contemporary manufacture having the letter "M" stamped into the leather at the buckle side. In excellent overall condition.
Cartridge Belt A relatively short belt being some 36 inches maximun length, having 25 leather cartridge holders sewn to a 2 inch wide webbing belt. Leather tab inscribed "12g" to one side, with "M" in a circle on the other. In excellent condition, leather strong and supple,all stitching intact, webbing near perfect.
Civilian Employee Stickpin lapel pin to identify civilians in the service of the Wehrmacht, or "Abzeichen fur Angestellte and Arbeiter bei Heer, Kriegsmarine und Waffen-SS" (Luftwaffe employees have their own pin) A beautifully struck high quality example retaining virtually all of the protective lacquer to both obverse and reverse. Soldered needle sharp straight pin some 2 inches in length. A fine example.
Cloth Badge Approximately 2.5 inches by 2 inches, this badge is triangular in shape, consisting of an embroidered outstretched wing eagle looking to its left and clutching a swastika, above a red white and black roundel. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Cloth Badge This unusual badge has a " mobile" ships wheel in a grey/green colour embroidered to the front, with a superimposed iron cross emblem in black. A light brown, sack like backing material has been used. Overall in good condition with some minor fraying from where the badge has been cut out. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Cloth Badge Green cloth background, 3 inches by 1.5 inches. Yellow eagle with outstretched wings outlined in green on a green cloth background. All stitching sound. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Cloth Badge Eagle sown with silver coloured thread on a green/ grey smooth cloth background. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Cloth Badge This triangular badge is of yellow material, sewn to the front of which is a luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastika. This eagle is surrounded by cogwheel to each side of which are the letters " G" and "L" . The triangel is outlined in black thread. In good condition.
Cloth Badge This oval cloth badge for the sports shirt is approximately three inches in length. It is of white cloth upon which is embroidered the intertwined letters "T" and "D" (Deutscher Turnverein-the german athletics society) in pink/red . These letters are surrounded by stitching of the same colour. Beneath this wreath are the words "gesetzlich geschutz"
Cloth Badge This most unusual badge is in the form of a banner, some 4 by 1.5 inches. It of silk type cloth, which has on the front the word " Riegenführer" in ink meaning " driver" . At either end are safety type pins to secure the badge to a tunic.
Cloth Badge This badge appears to have been cut fom the Kriegsmarine cap, consisting of a gold braid eagle above a gold braid cocade. Clearly hand stitched and in good condition with no sign of mothing.
Cloth Badge 001 4 inches by 2 inches. Black cloth background . Yellow eagle with outstretched wings. No nips or tears. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Cloth Badge 002 Green cloth background, 4 inches by two inches. White eagle with outstretched wings outlined in dark green. All stitching sound. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Cloth Badge NSKK Instructor This pair of badges are beleived to be very early and designed to worn by instructors in the NSKK. Each badge is approximately 2 inches in diameter, consisting of an embroidered silver hammer with stylised wings, surrounded by a cogwheel. One one of the badges it is possible to see that the silver bullion has been sewn over the raised insignia which appears to be light brown in colour. Much paper backing remaining to one badge, the other missing enabling a view of the hand stitching to the reverse. A nice pair of early badges.
Cloth Badge-DRKB A sew on badge associated with the Deutscher Reickkriegerbund Kyffhauser, the german veterans association. Being approximately 3 inches by. 3.5 inches, this badge is in good condition, still having bright colours with only very minor discolouring to the white background. No pulls to the thread, no nips or tears to the fabric.
Cloth Pilots Badge Mounted on a black background of felt like material, the eagle of this badge is in dark grey embroidery, whilst the surrounding leaf wreath is of a silver stitching. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Collar Tab This tab is of black felt like material, having three silvered " pips" mounted diagonally on the obverse. These silvered metal insignia are held by virtue of bendable tabs, visible on the reverse. No mothing, rips or damaged stitching.
Collar Tab This tab is constructed of a black front material backed by black felt. Around the border is cross hatched black and white piping. Centred on the obverse are the numerals 48. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Collar Tab Black felt material with black and white piping surrounding.one silvered insignia in the centre of the obverse. Some hand stitching becoming a little loose. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Collar Tab Green felt background bordered by black and white striped piping. Three diagonal metal pips mounted on the obverse, held on by bent over tags on the rear. Some piping loose from the main, minor mothing to the whole. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Collins Machete Collins & Company was founded in 1826 as axe manufacturers and sold their first machete in 1845; they went out of business in 1966, having factories in Conneticut USA and in Guatemala. They produced high quality machetes and were so revered that all other makes were simply called "un Collins" throughout Latin America. This example is 19 inches in overall length with minor signs of use and sharpening to the blade. One rivet missing from the handle. Leather Scabbard is in excellent decorative condition and is inscribed "Guatemala" to one side. Very collectible but also an excellent tool in its own right.
Combined Belt Loop/Frog/Blade Protector for Fire Axe. Here's a a rare beast! Whilst fire axes from the period are not common, this accessory is hardly ever seen. Consisting of a combination black leather frog and belt loop, to which is affixed, via a second loop, adjustable leather protectors for either end of the axe head. In excellent condition with no damage to the leather,stitching, or bright work.
Commemorative Tumbler A metal (pewter?) tumbler, some 4 inches in height. Having panneled scenes upon it which show various important locations in Imperial Germany. An interesting commemorative piece.
Copies of Mosley's Newsletter Copies of the fascist newsletter from 1947, missing only June and October-giving his interesting? view on world affairs and British politics in the early post war years. In conditions ranging from good to excellent, every edition is a fascinating insight into yesterdays world in Britain. Priced per edition, however discounts available for multiple copy purchase.
Cover for Ausweis This black outer protective cover for the Ausweis is in excellent condition, and as a bonus contains a period photograph of the soldier to whom,presumably, this item belonged. Front cover is adorned with an outstretched wing eagle in gold clutching a wreathed swastika with the words " Wermacht Ausweis" beneath it, also in gold lettering, the whole surrounded by a gold coloured border. This front cover is stiffened, whilst the rear is soft with the look and feel of imitation leather. An interesting and uncommon item.
Crimea Shield -Krimschild A shield for operations in the Crimea region, instituted in July 1942, and available to all members of the armed forces engaged in fighting on land, in the air or at sea. This example appears to be of bronze with well defined details to the obverse. Atached to the rear are four tabs which hold a metal backing plate in place, this plate being som what rusty with age.
Crimean Campaign Shield The Crimea Shield ( Krimschild) was awarded to military personnel under the command of Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein who fought against Soviet Red Army forces and captured the Crimea region between 21 September 1941 and 4 July 1942. It was instituted on 25 July 1942.It was the most widely distributed of the various German shields with approximately 250,000 being awarded. A superbly conditioned arm shield having all four attachment pins correctly fixed to the rear, but without branch of service cloth backing. Excellent details to hollow stamped obverse with only minor signs of age wear to the reverse.
Cross Strap Adjustable heavy leather cross strap in dark brown or black. Buckle and push in spring clips in good condition with majority of finish remaining. Leather supple and undamaged. One moveable "keeper"
Cross Strap Heavy leather adjustable strap. Some minor loss of finish to spring clips, however these still function perfectly. Black leather still sound without cracking.
Cuff Title-Florian Geyer An SS cuff title to the 8th SS Kavalerie division Florian Geyer. This title is in good condition, but has been stitched for wear. One end on the reverse has been embroidered-bevo-Wuppertal.
Czech Stickpin Unknown origin green enamel stickpin has the name of a metal fabricator in the czech republic raised from the rear " Zukov Praha3" 2inch pin soldered to rear.
D.D.A.C.- BOXED-Stickpin The DDAC, Der Deutsche Automobil-Club (The German Automobile Club), was created in September 1933 by NSKK Korpsführer Adolf Hühnlein, an organization similar to the American Automobile Association. Plain DDAC pins were worn by ordinary members. DDAC Honor pins with a date in laurel leaves were worn by non NSKK members who participated in some type of NSKK sponsored road rally. This plain pin is in mint condition, having spent its life within an original presentation/storage box. Whilst the pins are not uncommon, to find the original box is super rare. Box is domed, brown leatherette with gold enhancing to the perimeter of the lid. Internally lined with black felt and ivory silk with perfectly working catch and hinge. Pin marked "Ges Gesh" to the rear with maker mar. An awesome set
DAF Cap Badge An excellent badge, having all attachments intact, and marked RZM in a circle with the number 376
DAF Cap Insignia This oval cap insignia is of cloth with a metal backing The oval shape has a metal rope style border and in the center, the cloth is printed with a DAF logo featuring a cog wheel with a mobile swastika inside. This logo sits atop a sprig of oak leaves. the rear metal late has the RZM marking and the words "Lieferant" with the number 53 raised from the surface. Metal fixing tabs are complete. Exceptional condition.
DAF cloth Insignia This insignia is approximately 5 inches in diameter, consisting of a 15 cog black wheel surrounding a black swastika. On the reverse is affixed an RZM Tag showing the maker to be M4/427. In excellent condition with a few minor pulls to the material.
DAF Deutsches Arbeitsfront Membership Stickpin A nice quality members pin which appears to have been made from a diestruck nickel silver base base which has been polished. The obverse features the cut-out DAF emblem; a crosshatched mobile swastika surrounded by a cog wheel. Reverse marked RZM 18. Soldered straight pin, slightly kinked at the end.
DAF Lapel Pin/Brooch Only 3/4 inch in diameter, this nice quality lapel pin appears to be die struck polished nickel silver. The obverse features the cut-out DAF emblem; a crosshatched mobile swastika surrounded by a cog wheel. Marked RZM M1/47 to the reverse, and having a perfectly functioning attachment pin in typical period design. A superb little pin in great condition
Dagger Desk Ornament Three Third Reich blades, cut down and set into an alluminium circular base. WKC, Alcoso and over-the-shoulde Eickhorn navy blade made into a very cool piece, bound to cause a stir at your next dinner party!
Dagger Hangers- Bulgarian? Believed to be Bulgarian in origin, and consisting of 2 black straps of webbing type material outlined in white stitching,joined together at a pebbled gilded belt snap hook, and terminating in a pair of gilded or brass hangers at the lower ends. Brass adjustment buckles. Overall some 10 inches in length. In good worn condition with some verdigris to lower clips.
Daggers, Bayonets and Fighting Knives of Hitlers Germany-First Edition An essential addition to any collectors library, this early publication by Major John Angolia is profusely illustrated and gives much basic information on the dagger types including "in wear" illustrations. In excellent condition with no missing pages, foxing or water damage. No dust jacket. A good read!
DDAC BORDBUCH 1938 with plenty of entries Here is a DDAC BORDBUCH 1938 with plenty of entries,very interesting German automobile club diary/book full of interesting information in good condition rare item.
De-Mag Imperial Knife Bayonet Probably the most well known knife-bayonet, the production of this crank handled example was started by the Demag company, based in Duisberg, in 1915. The angled, "S" shaped grip plates are retained by four rivets, each with a dressed head. Any paint finish has gone to time.The crank-handle was designed to fit on to a rifle, as indicated by the rifle slot and working mortise button. There is a crossguard that is curved on one side to accommodate a rifle and with a standard teardrop quillon on the other. The straight, tapered scabbard is similar in design to those used with HJ knives. Some 50 percent of the original finish remains to this scabbard, which is straight and free of any dents. Attached to the reverse of the scabbard is a brown leather hanger, with a loop that snaps over the grip plates, again similar the HJ knife arrangement. The leather remains in excellent shape. The blade of the knife is about 5 ½ inches long. It has a center ridge, double edges, and a short ricasso. It remains fairly bright with only mild traces of age in the surfaces. The obverse ricasso of the blade is stamped “DeMag” and “DUISBERG" in a circle. The reverse Ricasso is stamped with the patent statement "GESETZLICH GESCHÜTZT" A nice example in a pattern that is increasingly hard to find.
Defence Wall Honour Award This award was struck to recognise the planning and labour that went into building, strengthening and improving the Siegfried Line, and was instituted in August 1939. Featured here is a complete, unissued set consisting of medal, ribbon and issue envelope, the envelope being stamped on the reverse to the maker "Carl Poellath"
Der Adler 16th December 1941 German Language Edition Der Adler was a biweekly Nazi propaganda magazine published by the Scherl Verlag, founded by August Scherl, with the support of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe, to promote all elements of the German air force, and indeed prior to Germany's declaration of war on on America was even available in an English language edition at a cost of 8 cents. In good condition with minor foxing and fading commensurate with age.
Der Adler 2nd December 1941 German Language Edition. Der Adler was a biweekly Nazi propaganda magazine published by the Scherl Verlag, founded by August Scherl, with the support of the Oberkommando der Luftwaffe, to promote all elements of the German air force, and indeed prior to Germany's declaration of war on on America was even available in an English language edition at a cost of 8 cents. In good condition with minor foxing and fading commensurate with age.
Destroyers War Badge From an original design by Paul Casberg this badge is of the second type, being typical of those medals produced in France, having a horizontal pin attachment and a uniform fixing lug attached to the top. All the finish appears to be present on the obverse, to include oak leaf wreath,detailed national emblem and the ship itself. The reverse of the badge is age toned and devoid of any maker mark.
Destroyers War Badge First Type An elegant badge designed by the remarkable Paul Casberg, and first introduced on 4th June 1940 by Grand Admiral Erich Raeder during the battle of Narvik.By November 1940 authorisation for wear of the badge had been extended to include crew members of other vessels that could be described as " destroyers" including torpedo boats and E-boats. In good condition retaining most gilding to the wreath and closed wing eagle and having grey finish to the curling wave on the bow of the destroyer. Priced as a reproduction.
Deutsche Jägerschaft Award This second place award in silver is dated "1938" and is some 3 inches in diameter. Having excellent definition to the stag head and swastika on the obverse, the reverse is plain save for the patent declaration "ges gesh" stamped to the lower edge. An ideal accessory to display with a suitable hunting cutlass or other forestry/hunting memorabilia.
Deutsche Jugendkraft Sportverband Membership Pin The DJK was established in Würzburg in 1920 under the leadership of Monsignor Carl Mostert and was active nationally until 1933 and the rise to power of the Nazis. Faith-based and worker's organizations were regarded as politically unpalatable by the regime and DFK-affiliated clubs were at that time dissolved or forced into mergers with mainstream clubs. On 1 July 1934, DJK head Adalbert Probst was arrested by the Gestapo before being shot the next day. By early 1935, the DJK and similar organizations were banned. This pin is of two part, hexagonal construconstruction having a front which is of black felt like material upon which are embroidered the letters DJK in gold. Pin soldered to rear.
Deutsches Arbeitsfront Members Stickpin DAF members pin which appears to have been made from a diestruck alluminium base which has been polished. The obverse features the cut-out DAF emblem; a crosshatched mobile swastika surrounded by a cog wheel. Reverse marked RZM 12. Soldered knurled pin, needle sharp.
Divers Knife A contemporary divers knife labeled "Wenoka". Rubber sheath, plastic high visibility handle. Blade appears to be of stainless steel having a sharp edge and serrated back.
DJ Hostel Member Stickpin Deutsche Jugend Herbergen Member Pin: steel triangle with 1 inch sides, 1 and a 1/2 inch brass pin. These young peoples hostel pins are difficult to locate, particularly in this fine condition. Embossed plate with pebbled background, plain pin.
DLRG Lifesaving Society Stickpin-Bronze "Deutsche Lebensrettungsgesellschaft" or "German Life Saving Association" stickpin in Bronze. Founded in 1913, the DLRG is still in existence and very much active today. This pin could be worn by those who had successfully qualified for the DLRG's Grundschein, or Basic-Level Qualification Certificate for lifeguards. In excellent condition having a knurled, needle sharp attachment pin. The pin was also available in Silver and Gold.
Dress Bayonet Parade bayonet by the prestigious maker PD Krebs having a superb unsharpened plated blade and working push button. Minor plating loss to pommel and crossguard. Black bakelite grips and domed retaining rivets in excellent condition.Undented black scabbard could be a post war re-paint.
Dress Bayonet An excellent dress bayonet by Alcoso of Solingen. All finish remaining to plated pommel, crossguard and backstrap. Push button and Spring working perfectly. No damage to chequered grips or domed, retaining rivets. Blade washer missing, however plated blade is in exceptional condition with no greying, plating loss, scratches or nicks to the cutting edge. Undented scabbard retains the majority of its original black paint and has an undented ball. A good example at a great price.
Drivers Proficiency Badge This silver grade badge is in superb condition, having great detailing to the laurel leaf wreath and driving wheel emblem, and with all of the pebbling remaining in the background field. Both attaching pins remain solidly attached to this hollow back, stamped badge. Without cloth backing
DRK Hewer-Crossguard Spare" A rare part for the Red Cross Hewer, being the cross guard having a plain Langet to the reverse and a very well detailed eagle with raised out swastica and cross to the obverse. So many of these hewers have been damaged over the years by being rammed into the scabbard, resulting in fractured or broken off langets. A rare opportunity to mend your Hewer!
DRK Nursing Sister Uniform Buttons on Suppliers Card Stock What must have been a full set of buttons for a nursing uniform, being 12 large and 6 smaller, all mounted together on a suppliers advertising card. The suppliers slogan reads " The epitome of perfected quality" , whilst on the card reverse is a sticker incorporating the Deutsches Reutes Kreuz insignia with the slogan "The Fürer has called forth your sacrifice" encouraging workers to join the DRK for war work.
DRL stickpin in Presentation Case Super condition stick pin marked to the reverse "LAUER BERLIN NURNBERG" Brown Presentation box is domed and in overall excellent condition with minor scuffs commensurate with age. Lined with dark blue velvet and Ivory coloured silk. A very rare survivor.
Dutch NSB Commemorative Medallion for German Sympathisers This medallion measures 40 mm and is struck in fine bronze. The obverse has a swastika at the centre, with a wolf hook, or wolf's angle, over it. From the base of the swastika is the root of a rose bush that throws up two branches to form a wreath round the swastika, which meet at the apex with two rose flowers on either side of the wolf hook. Around the trunk of the rose and over the branches runs a chain, snaking its way to the edge of the medallion on either side. From this point, on the left-hand side, runs the circumscription in raised, capital letters, 'LOTSVERBONDENHEID . 10 - 14 MEI . 1940', which translates to, Fateful Union . 10 - 14 May . 1940. The reverse has a raised 1 mm edge line and a flat central field. Across the centre in raised capital letters, is the two line inscription, 'SAAMGEDREVEN DOOR HET LOT, VEREEND IN GEVAAR', this translates to, By Destiny Drawn Together, United in Danger. There is a small wolf hook in a circle at the beginning of the second line and a swastika in a circle at the end. Above the inscription is the circumscription in similar raised capital letters, 'DIETSCHERS EN DUITSCHERS' and below, 'VERBONDEN IN DE TOEKOMST', which translates to, Dutchmen and Germans Allied for the Future. The medal was designed by NSB-member and artist F. Gerdes. All examples were made by the 'official' Dutch medal producing company 'Koninklijke Begeer'. Mussert instituted this medallion or Gedenkpenning in the autumn of 1940 for all those who had, in May 1940, been interned by the Dutch authorities on account of their political sympathies. Besides NSB members, also German Citizens that were interned in the Netherlands during the same periods could receive the medal. The obverse design, according to the official description, stated that emblematically the thorns represented suffering, the roses the chastening effect of suffering and the broken chains, liberation. The medallion could, in exceptional cases, also be awarded to Germans who had made outstanding contributions to the cause of understanding between the German Nazi Party and the NSB. A special gold medallion was awarded three times to, the Reichskommissar Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Fritz Schmidt the general commissioner for special affairs having the special responsibility for liaison duties with the NSB and SA Oberführer Siebel, who acted as liaison officer between the Nazi party and the NSB. In excellent condition with one hole drilled at the upper edge presumably for hanging as a pendant.
Dutch Socialist Party Sleeve Badge. A NSB (National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands/Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging in Nederland) EM sleeve insignia; constructed of red/black felt background triangle outlined in gold bullion: central is a gold bullion Rune. The National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands( NSB) was a Dutch fascist and later national socialist political party. As a parliamentary party participating in legislative elections, the NSB had some success during the 1930s. It remained the only legal party in the Netherlands during most of the Second World War under the leadership of Anton Mussert. As such, he was the most prominent Dutch fascist before and during World War II. During the war, he was able to keep this position, due to the support he received from the Germans. After the war, he was convicted and executed for high treason. In excellent condition with no loss of bullion stitching.
DVG Members Lapel Pin The D.V.G., "Deutscher Volksgenossen Bund" (German Fellow-countrymen League), was comprised of ethnic Germans from the Alsace-Lorraine region who sought unification with Germany. Although not formally associated with the NSDAP, they copied their membership badge but reversed the colours. A 23mm diameter, die struck alloy and enameled badge featuring a black outer border, edged in gold, with the gold script, "D.V.G. Westmark (Lothr.)" encompassing a white field with a red mobile swastika, also edged in gold. A pebbled field is visible below the translucent red enamel. Complete pin. Maker marked to RZM M9/612
Early German Dagger Reference Book An interesting reference written and published in the French language in the '70's containing many photographs and line drawings of daggers and accoutrements. Many "in wear" photographs also included. In good condition with very slight foxing to the frontispiece but no missing pages, rips or tears. In black and white without dust jacket
Early hanger for the RAD Hewer The leather hanger designed for these heavy sidearms was quickly found inadequate for the task, and replaced with the metal clip/bullet shaped clothes protector version found elsewhere in these offerings. Consequently finding one of these early version hangers, particularly in the condition of the piece offered here is extremely difficult. If you are fortunate enough to possess a " full stag" version of the hewer, this is the hanger you need to complement the piece.
Early HJ Knife-Anton Wingen A superb example of the much sought after Hitler Youth Fahrtenmesser, having an excellent, undamaged, ricasso-less bright blade bearing the HJ slogan "Blut und Ehre!" to the obverse, with the Anton Wingen "standing Knight " maker mark to the reverse. Nickle pommel and cross guard in superb bright condition with a very few ultra minor hammer "dings" to the pommel rear. Perfect chequered grips retained by two domed rivets, HJ emblem which is in perfect condition is correctly set within the obverse grip plate and "wiggles" correctly. Some loss of original finish to undented scabbard, which still has the cotton covering to internal blade spring. Original heavy leather brown belt loop is in superb condition as is the attached grip retaining strap and snap clip. An excellent knife which, in this condition, is becoming hard to obtain in today's market place.
Early K98 Bayonet-Multiple Markings. This otherwise standard bayonet is made more interesting by the stampings on bayonet and scabbard. Wooden grips with evidence of use and a small dent, screws intact. Working pommel push button, waffenampt to upper pommel. matching stamp to obverse cross guard. Reverse cross guard stamped "15./J.R.8 58." Upper scabbard stamped "3673", however this has been scored through and "15" stamped beneath. Reverse cross guard stamped "S.178.G". No dents to scabbard. Blade, which retains much original finish, is stamped "W.u.K" to the Ricasso and "27" with a waffenampt to the spine. An interesting mismatch worthy of further investigation.
EARLY LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DATED 20/4/1936 Hi for sale is an EARLY LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPH DATED 20/4/1936 real rare item great for research or display.Taken from the school by the veteran,some damage as seen but a real been there item.
Early Regiment Marked 1st Pattern Luftwafe Dagger A superb example of an early flyers dagger, having brass medallion style swastica inserts in both pommel and cross guard. No damage to pommel circumference or to down-swept "winged" crosguard. Making this example exceptional are the markings to the underside of the crossguard, being "1/Flak 6". This marking is repeated on the upper scabbard mount. Moroccan leather bound grip has lost some of its surface colour but retains its quadruple silver wire binding. Plated blade with only very minor plating loss towards the tip, and marked with the seated King SMF makers mark, beneath which is a waffenampt. Nickle scabbard fittings in excellent condition, scabbard itself has lost its leather covering to time but displays well with the exposed anodised metal finish. Nickle suspension chains have 9 and 13 links, and meet at a fully functioning unmarked Spring clip. Complete with an early, period, brown leather "D" ring belt loop having an alluminium ring. Overall a superb example of an early dagger having the benefit of Flak regiment allocation marks.
Election Propoganda Paper Disk This paper disk is some 5 inches in diameter and was probably some kind of advertising / propoganda device to promote Hitler and the NSDAP during the run up to the Election and Referendum which was the final election to the Reichstag during the Nazi rule, which took place on 10th April 1938 and gave final approval for all candidates for election to be party members. This item is in excellent condition with no signs of foxing to the obverse. The reverse appears to be "gummed" ready to moisten and fix. An interesting item
Enamel SA Stickpin Of a format familiar to dagger collectors, this SA stickpin is precisely the same as the emblem found in the grip of the SA dagger. Marked to rear "RZM M1/101" and with a solded knurled pin to the rear some 3 inches in length.
Equipment "D" rings A pair of suspension clips for the belt, each having a different shape to the metal ring. The wider loop is double stitched whilst the other is secured by a metal rivet. Very good condition
Equipment Hanger A leather, double ended "D" ring strap or hanger which may have been used with uniform or equipment or to extend a dagger hanger. Excellent condition heavy brown leather, marked to one side with an "A" in a circle. Perfect stitching and rings.
Equipment loops A pair of double ended uniform/equipment loops in excellent condition. Leather is dark brown/black while metal loops appear to be alluminium. Faded white stitching. Priced for the pair.
Equipment/Sword Hanger A broad leather teardrop hanger some seven inches in length being the type which is of two piece construction having a "fold over" flap belt loop to the upper section. This section folds onto a brass rectangular clip. In excellent condition with all intact stitching.
Equipment/Sword Hanger A broad brown leather teardrop hanger some seven inches in length being the type which is of two piece construction having a "fold over" flap belt loop to the upper section. This section folds onto a brass rectangular clip. Interesting leather shaping which is almost a "fleur de lis" design In excellent condition with all intact stitching.
Fairbairn Sykes Style Miniature Three inches in length, in the shape of the iconic Commando dagger, but without the blackening. Cross guard loose.
Faithful Service Decoration- Treudienst Ehrenzeichen Instituted in January 1938, this award was in recognition of loyal civilian service. This 2nd class cross for 25 years service, designed by professor Richard Klein, is in excellent condition having only light age tarnish to the finish but much frosting remaining. No damage to black enameled swastika on obverse. Attached to the suspension ring is plain blue ribbon, on the rear of which is a working attachment pin.
Faithful Service Decoration-25Years Instituted in January 1938, this award was in recognition of loyal civilian service. This late war, 2nd class cross for 25 years service, designed by professor Richard Klein, is in average condition having lost most of the finish to both obverse and reverse, but retaining a good level of detail to the oak leaves and "Fur Treue Dienste" dedication. Ribbon lost to time.
Faithful Service Decoration-Treudienst Ehrenzeichen Instituted in January 1938, this award was in recognition of loyal civilian service. This 2nd class cross for 25 years service, designed by professor Richard Klein, is in excellent condition having only light age tarnish to the finish but much frosting remaining. No damage to black enameled swastika on obverse. Attached to the suspension ring is plain blue ribbon, the safety pin device having been lost to time.
Fallschirmjäger miniature stickpin badge An absolutely superb example of this rare pin, which appears unissued on the original card stock. Amazing detail to oak and laurel leaf wreath, with all gilded finish remaining to the diving, closed wing eagle. No obvious markings to the reverse. Needle sharp barley twist fastening pin.
Fallschirmjager Stickpin A 1957 issue of the elite fallschirmjager stickpin. Gold washed miniscule pin consists of diving eagle sans swastica surrounded by oak leaf wreath. Barley twist pin soldered to rear.
Faustriemen / Portepee The acorn and crown on this portepee is of solid green wool, with a base filling of twisted yellow and red. Some minor moth nipping is present. The long attached strapping is of faded white, with twin stripes of a complex red pattern on each edge. This strapping shows some wear at the point where it would at one time have been wrapped about the hilt of a sword. A very interesting item.
Feurschutz Dagger Portepee A portepee for the WW2 German Firemans dagger showing much period use. No damage to silver and red acorn, and with only minor moth damage to the red felt insert. Leather strapping sound, however much of the silver braiding from the strap is missing or loose.
Finnish Suporters Pin A lapel badge consisting of a "reversed" swastika in white anamel, soldered to a barley twist gold coloured pin.
Fire Axe Cover This black leather cover is interesting in that it is adjustable for width. Presumably this was an item of dress uniform as the leather, which is now a little distressed, is of a shiny patent variety. Consisting of a vertical hanging frog with attached early nickle, perfectly functioning push in snap clip, and a horizontal blade protector, this would be perfect to display with a presentation dress axe of similar vintage. A rare accessory.
Fire Axe Cover A black leather protective cover for the fire axe, which is length adjustable by virtue of a "belt and buckle" arrangement at one side. Designed to fit the presentation style of axe having both a chopping blade and a pick or spike. Leather in good condition showing wear commensurate with age.
Fire or Utility Axe This massive hand axe is in virtually unissued condition, is over twenty inches in overall length and is of immensely strong construction. The steel head is ten inches across from pick to axe and has a perfect and extremely sharp cutting edge. The head is secured by two steel plates which run vertically down the wooden shaft. This shaft, which could be of hickory? Is in perfect condition. On one side of the axe head is a maker mark which appears to be of a capital letter "I" or "H". The leather carrying frog, which incorporates a holder for an included sharpening stone, has a blackened steel buckle to the top and studded securing flap, whilst a horizontal leather blade/pick cover is attached to the inner face. In keeping with the axe, this frog arrangement is in excellent condition. An impressive heavy duty tool which could have seen service in the RAD, TENO, or Feurschütz.
Firemans Dress Bayonet The "long", enlisted mans version of the firemans bayonet being manufactured by the prestigious Paul Seilheimer company of Solingen. "Beak" pommel, recurve cross guard and back strap retain 100/: of the plating, whilst the chequered black grips are totally undamaged as are the retaining dome headed rivets. Black painted scabbard has most of its finish remaining on the obverse with slightly more loss on the reverse. Plated blade has the usual in and out markings toward the tip, whilst a thick blade washer remains in place against the cross guard. An excellent representative example from this less often seen maker.
Firemans Dress Bayonet by Unusual Maker A standard, long, silver plated dress bayonet, made special by the maker, in this case the Solingen manufacturer Klitterman and Moog, and bearing their logo of a bent arm holding a spear. Very minor plating loss to pommel and backstrap and recurve cross guard. Chequered grips and domed retaining rivets in perfect condition. Blade bright with minor signs of sharpening and plate loss. Blade is a little loose within the grips. Blade washer in place. Much original black finish remaining to scabbard.
Firemans Long Dress Bayonet An enlisted man dress bayonet from the most prestigious of the Solingen manufacturers, Carl Eickhorn. Superb sparkling unblemished finish to pommel, recurve cross guard and backstrap with no dents or damage whatsoever. Domed, dressed rivets hold perfect chequered grips in place. Plated blade with brown washer grades mint, having perfect plating and no damage or sharpening to the cutting edge. 35-41 Eickhorn squirrel trade mark to upper Ricasso. Black finished scabbard shows much loss of paint everywhere except where once a hanging frog was positioned. A superb example that might benefit from a scabbard reprint.
Formal Luftwaffe Squadron Photograph An original glass fronted, framed photograph being some nine by six inches of Luftwaffe personnel in uniform, some of whom are carrying first model daggers. Quality of this photograph is such that great details of uniform, facial features and accoutrements are visible under a loupe. Excellent condition with minimal age fading.
Framed Death Card This unusual display item contains a number of third reich coins, as well as a death notice and photograph of a young Obergefreiter in a Jäger Regiment. Why these items were framed together is unknown. On the rear of the frame is a Geheime Stats Polizei ink stamp. In good condition for its age.
FRAMED DEATH CERTIFICATE TO ERWIN HEIBERGER 49th JAEGER RGT Hi here is a FRAMED DEATH CERTIFICATE TO ERWIN HEIBERGER 49th JAEGER RGT in a great oak frame no glass. Typed out and kept by the proud family great display or research item.
Framed German ww2 certificate great artwok Hi here is a framed original German ww2 certificate I am not sure what it is for as it is not in my field of expertise.However the artwork is stunning the writing is still legible and in good condition great display piece.sorry no glass
French "Chassepot" bayonet. Recovered from a barn in Belgium, this Yataghan sword bayonet for use on the The M1866 rifle was referred to as the Chassepot, after its inventor. The classic French bayonet, the fifth in the Yataghan series of bayonets. Lighter than the original 1840 bayonet that started the family, the bayonet has the same brass hilt and double curved yataghan blade. Manufactured from 1866 until some time after the introduction of the 1874 Gras, the blade remained in service until around 1900 in ceremonial usage. The history of the Chassepot is somewhat confused due to three changes in the markings applied to the bayonet as production started in the 2nd empire period, continued through the Franco Prussian war Defense Nationale government and on into the 3rd Republic. In addition the blade was manufactured by several foreign suppliers during the Franco Prussian war - including German manufacturers. This is a late production example manufactured in 1874 by the Impériale de Chatellerault Arsenal in France with a late production code number of AC 48166 In the excellent condition with some greying and water spotting to the blade, profuse markings to curved cross guard.
French Grenade This crude looking device is a grenade of the IIIrd army (‘grenade de la troisième armée’), used in the first months of the First World War. The petard or 'hairbrush grenade', consisted of a wooden paddle, charge, and nails, fragmentable tube and steel wire . The first models were triggered by igniting a 5 seconds wick connected to the detonator. That system was soon improved by igniting the wick with two ammunition starters placed in a small wooden block. The starters were triggered by a nail introduced into a hole of the wooden block, pressing on a small metallical piece connected to the starters base.
French MAS 49/56 Ammo Pouch Early production, natural russert colored leather, each pocket will hold one 10 round magazine. Features belt loops, closure straps, and a D-ring on the back. In Excellent condition, thick leather somewhat stiff with age. Would clean up beautifully if required.
French MAS 49/56 Ammo Pouch Early production, natural russert colored leather, each pocket will hold one 10 round magazine. Features belt loops, closure straps, and a D-ring on the back. Minor tear to one fastening loop. Some stitching missing to one pouch. Leather stiff with age
French Tank Badge An original badge of the French tank training corps based, post war, at the former "Ordensburg Vogelsang" Ordensburg Vogelsang is a former national socialist estate placed at the former military training area in Eifel National Park in North Rhine-Westphalia. The landmarked and completely preserved estate was used by the National Socialists between 1936 and 1939 as an educational centre for future leaders. Immediately post war used as a military training area for french and belgian forces. Since 1 January 2006 the area has been open to visitors. It is one of the largest architectural relics of National Socialism. The gross area of the landmarked buildings is 50,000 m2. Manufacturers mark "Drago Paris" to the rear. In good condition with one retaining pin remaining.
Frog This leather frog/carrying device appears to have been period modified by the addition of an horizontally riveted on cross strap. Brown leather has lost some of its surface finish, but remains strong and supple. Metal spring hook still functions perfectly. Embossed into the rear of the leather is " K38"
Funeral sash This Red silken funeral sash is approximately 3 feet in length, and is marked in white " Die Deutsce Arbeitsfront Gau Westfalen Nord" . Beneath this lettering is the remnant of a black DAF cogwheel and swastika emblem, however this is very faint. Tarnished silver tassles adorn the lower edge of one end of the sash which all appear to be present and complete. The opposite end of the sash is somewhat ragged with several pulled threads. Overall in excellent condition.
Gautreffen 1938 Stettin Day Badge A superb and most unusual example of the Pommern day badge,silvered, and with the number L/58 stamped in a box to the reverse, fine textured finish to the obverse. Circular, die-cast, alloy metal badge, on the face is a design depicting an eagle, with outstretched wings, clasping a circular wreath containing a swastika, superimposed over breaking waves. The top section of the badge has a semi-circular border inscription GAUTREFFEN 1938.GAU POMMERN.STETTIN. A retaining pin is soldered to the reverse. Stettin belonged to Germany until 1945 as a part of the state of Prussia, province of Pommern. During WW2, Stettin was a major centre of weapons industry. 65% of Stettin's buildings and almost all of the city centre, seaport, and industry were destroyed during the Allied air raids of 1944 and the heavy fighting between the German and Soviet armies in April of 1945. After WW2 the German territories east of the Oder-Neisse line were given Polish administration. Even though Stettin is located west of the Oder-River it also was given to Poland. The entire German population was then expelled from their homes to East Germany. Stettin is now the Polish town of Sczezin. The 1990 German reunification treaty acknowledged its territorial losses to Poland, one of the costs of starting WW2.
General Assault Badge This badge was designed by the firm of Ernst Peekhaus of Berlin and was instituted in June 1940. Showing great detail to the closed wing eagle and crossed bayonet/ grenade to the obverse, the reverse of this badge is solid and flat. No makers mark is present. Hinge, pln and catch still work perfectly.
General Assault Badge In good condition with no plate loss to obverse or reverse. Flat back with bertical pin assembly. Priced as a reproduction.
General Assault Badge Stickpin on Original LDO card Stock. This pin badge miniature is unmarked to the rear, but is unissued and mounted on the LDO card on which it would originally have been mounted in the suppliers shop. Showing minor signs of oxidisation commensurate with age, with perfectly straight barley twist needle sharp pin.
General Assault Badge-50 Mission A "filler piece" to serve as a representative example of the impossible to obtain 50 combat mission GAB. In heavy metal and having good detail to eagle, oak leaf wreath and crossed bayonet and 'grenade. Straight pin and catch to reverse still present and operating correctly.
German Dress Bayonet The plated blade of this bayonet is in a remarkable state of preservation, having only the smallest of runner marks to mar the surface. Heavily stamped into the ricasso is the PD Krebs manufacturing mark. Black plastic grip plates are in excellent condition, being held in place by original rivets. Finish to crossguard has rubbed at one small point but otherwise good. Pommel retains much of its bright finish, whilst push button and spring work perfectly. Black paint on scabbard appears " hammered" , and may have been post war applied.
German Imperial Shell Case Dated 1915 and stamped Patronenfabrik Karlsruhe.
German Leather Across the Shoulder Carrier A heavy leather cross strap, clothes protector and suspension carrier, possibly for a holster or fire axe/pick/hammer, the name "STIENER" in black ink to the inside face of the clothes protector which is stamped "Stolla, Wien". All fittings in good condition, sprung, gilded nicklel suspension clips operating correctly.
German Lifesaving Society Stickpin-Silver "Deutsche Lebensrettungsgesellschaft" or "German Life Saving Association" stickpin in Silver. Founded in 1913, the DLRG is still in existence and very much active today. This pin could be worn by those who had successfully qualified for the DLRG's leistungsschein or Advanced Level Qualification Certificate for licenced lifeguards. In excellent condition having a knurled, needle sharp attachment pin. The pin was also available in Bronze and Gold.
German Police Stickpin A high quality representation of the police badge, showing exceptional detail to the eagle and oak leaf wreath. Flat plain reverse with soldered pin.
German Polizei Bayonet Portepee. This is a fabric type (NCO) Police Troddel, fabricated from fine aluminum bullion wire and green thread, to be worn with the rural police bayonet. Black strapping is in good condition with only minor lifting of the twin silver bullion stripes and with a perfect red central stripe. Ball and crown in excellent condition, perfect twisted thread insert to lower ball. An excellent accoutrement to dress up your bayonet.
German Red Cross Instruction Book -1938 An interesting hard bound book entitled "amtliches Unterrichtsbuch über Erste Hilfe" translating to Official Instruction Book for First Aid, and containing countless line drawing and illustrations of the human body, with procedures to be followed in the case of injury or collapse. Frontispiece with official DRK ink stamp. In excellent used condition with no loss of pages, foxing or water damage.
German Rifle Club Drinking Vessel A metal, possibly pewter tumbler, decorated with hunting scenes and the crossed rifles insignia of the Deutsche Jagerschaft, and the greeting of the German hunter "Waidmannsheil". Markings to the base which appear to be of an angel and a horse.
German Sheath Knife An interesting knife manufactured by the firm of Henry Böker in the immediate post war era when Solingen production was struggling to find its feet once more following the devastation of the area in 1945. Lions head pommel with imitation stag grip and brass cross guard. Blade somewhat rusty but no nicks to cutting edge. Leather scabbard is stapled and stitched and remains in good condition.
German Shooting Club Award A prize award from the Deutschen Schutzenverband, the organisation of shooting clubs which were, and remain, so popular in Germany. This superbly cast bronze award would have been worn from a chain, and presented for shooting prowess at any of the competitions which took place during the period of the NSDAP. A difficult item to obtain and nice to show with a suitable cutlass or associated memorabilia.
German Shooting Club Prize Here we have a superb shooting prize awarded in 1938. Shooting clubs have always been extremely popular in Germany, and this particular club, which is still in existence, is no exception Bürgerschützenverein 1789 Körne is in East Dortmund, and as the name suggests, has been in existence for hundreds of years. The plaque for sale here was presented at a shooting competition in 1938, and was won by a W Schmitz. It would be a simple matter to contact the club and discover more about both the prize and its owner. The triangular black wooden plaque is approximately 12 inches per side, having a silver target, rifle and oak leaf sprig upon it, as well as the presentation silver plate. A great artefact just begging to be researched.
German Sports Badge Stickpin on Original Card Stock An early pre 1937 version of the sports badge without the swastica on the bottom and having a bow instead. In unissued condition on the manufacturers card. Marked to the reverse of the badge"Ges. Gesh" and "st. & l." With a perfect barley twist pin. Not a rare pin, but on the suppliers card?? A great rarity.
German Water Police Regulation Book Published in Berlin in 1939, this small hardback book appears to show rules and regulations relating to the water based police services in Germany during the period of the Third Reich. More than 350 pages, and in excellent condition with some loss of colour to front and rear covers. Fold out illustrations complete and with bright colours.
German WW 1 Reservists Walking Stick A stick carried by ex soldiers to show that the carrier had served time in the armed services and had transferred to the reserves, and bearing a crest with repousé helmet and inscription "Reserve Hat Ruh!" Literally translated as "Reserve Has Rest". Wooden cane is covered with a cream coloured cloth binding with a twisted brown/blue highlight. Top finial inscribed with the traditional " In Memory of my Service Time" slogan. In excellent condition.
German WW 2 Dress Belt Being some 44 inches in length, this green / brown belt is in excellent condition, being made of a webbing type material having leather attachments at both ends. Unmarked buckle is in excellent condition, whilst belt retains one fixed and one mobile keeper.
German WW1 Reservists Walking Stick with Presentation Plaque A most interesting item, being a stick, carried to show that the carrier had served time in the armed services and had transferred to the reserves. What makes this stick particularly interesting is the silver plaque attached to the shaft indicating that the stick was a war souvenir presented by a British Soldier to his Mother and Father commemorating his completion of war service in Salonoca ,Italy in 1919. In excellent condition with silver fittings to include a beautifully engraved finial.
German WW2 Brown Leather Over The Shoulder Belt Strap. German WW2 Brown Leather Over The Shoulder Belt Strap. The leather on this item requires a good polish but I will leave this to the new owner. The fittings show slight surface rust. Leather on the strap is aged. Thank you for your interest.
German WW2 Dove Head Sword In excellent condition, with unmarked plain plated blade. Blade washer still present in recess of crossguard. Minor loss of plating to underside of crossguard, otherwise excellent finish to backstrap, finger guard and pommel. Majority of black finish remaining to scabbard. No cracks or chips to grip, all brass twisted wire binding in excellent condition with patina commensurate with age and use.
German WW2 Musicians "Swallows Nest" Insignia Believed to be for SA Grüppe Thüringen, this pair of bandsmans shoulder boards are in good condition showing only wear commensurate with age and period use. Silver Tress upon a green/blue felt background to the obverse, black material reverse. Minor moth nipping to one board.
GERMAN WW2 PODIUM FLAG TWO METAL HANGING RINGS Hi here for sale is a GERMAN WW2 PODIUM FLAG TWO METAL HANGING RINGS ,good condition one period repair,great display item single sided.nice heavy Cotton well made .Items like this are getting harder to find.
German WW2 SA Over The shoulder Cross Strap. German WW2 SA Over The shoulder Cross Strap. This cross strap is in good condition with a nice brown leather finish. It is a roller buckle type. Both clips are maker marked 'OLC'. Thank you for your interest.
German WW2 Underbelt This blue Kriegesmarine underbelt is quite short, being only some 34 inches in total length. Leather attachments are still supple, with some minor fraying where the non buckle end is attached. Fixed keeper still attached at buckle end.
GERMAN ww2 war flag good condition Hi here I have for sale a GERMAN ww2 war flag good condition .This was a recent walk in purchase at a military show.Great display piece or backdrop.
German Youth Knife This small scale knife is some 8 inches in overall length, having a one piece alluminium hilt and crossguard. Bakelite grip plates are soundly attached via dome headed rivets, whilst the bowie shaped blade shows signs of buffing to remove earlier corrosion. Undented black scabbard retains its leather belt loop, attached to which is a correctly functioning leather hilt strap and popper. Missing from many collections. A reasonably priced example of this rare knife possibly designed for Childrens use.
German Youth Knife This small scale knife has been modified during its lifetime to include the removal and grinding down of its finger guard. Other than this change, the pommel and crossguard remain in good condition having a few minor hits to the pommel top, probably in an attempt to use the knife as a hammer. Blade washer has gone to time, blade itself has a small nick to the cutting edge and shows signs of sharpening. Small dent to scabbard which otherwise is in excellent condition. Attached belt loop/hilt strap appears original to the piece but has a red colouring which appears exactly the same shade as the red appearing in the grip emblem. An interesting piece showing period modifications.
Glazed Soldier Photograph The frame of this photo is 11 inches by 9 inches containing an 7x5 photo and shows a very unhappy older soldier on his way to war. Frame in condition commensurate with age, black and white photograph undamaged
Glider Pilots Badge The design for this badge was submitted by Ernst Peekhaus and approved in December 1940 The soaring eagle on the obverse of the badge is darkened and well defined whilst the oak leaf wreath surrounding the badge is of a lighter but patinated colour. Stamped into the rear of the eagle is an unreadable makers mark. This badge is quite heavy having polished reverse to the wreath.
Glider Pilots Lapel Pin. An unusual badge consisting of three aircraft upon an amber mount, the whole mounted upon an aluminium rectangular base. A fixing pin is attached to the reverse. A makers tag is attached to the badge, being "SBM" whilst the reverse of the tag confirms that this is made from "Echt Bernstein" -genuine Amber The amber block is cracked but not separate from the whole.
Goering Industrial Dagger-Collectors Reproduction This is a replica of the "Goring Industrial Dagger" - a gift to Goring from the Ruhr industrialists, in recognition of the benefits they had received during the "Five Year Plan for Industrialisation". The original dagger was made by the ALCOSO Company (Alexander Coppel, Solingen) - and they created two examples. It is believed the second copy was purely to ensure that if such a fine presentation piece were to become damaged, then there would remain sufficient spare parts to support the presented piece. An interesting filler with a plain blade all in excelent condition.
Grossdeutschland Shoulder board This shoulder board has dark green /black woolen fabric to the front, stitched in white with the cypher signifying the army Grossdeutschland division. Piping is off white, woolen material to the reverse is black, as is the attached strap. Excellent condition. While there certainly WAS a regiment (and later a division) called "Grossdeutschland", it was an ARMY Regiment and NEVER was anything to do with the SS. The confusion that normally occurs here is the fact that the SS Division Das Reich, had as a part of it's formation, the regiment "Deutschland", which was a purely SS formation and a completely different formation to that of the Army's "Grossdeutschland" Rgt whose shoulder board is featured here This insignia was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these boards are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Grossdeutschland Army Regiment Shoulder Board Dark Green woolen material front embroidered in white with the Grossdeutschland cypher. White piping, field grey/green backing and fixing tab. Excellent condition, no mothing, rips or tears. While there certainly WAS a regiment (and later a division) called "Grossdeutschland", it was an ARMY Regiment and NEVER was anything to do with the SS. The confusion that normally occurs here is the fact that the SS Division Das Reich, had as a part of it's formation, the regiment "Deutschland", which was a purely SS formation and a completely different formation to that of the Army's "Grossdeutschland" Rgt.whose shoulder board is featured here This insignia was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these boards are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Group Photo A 10x8 photo mounted on card. The quality of this picture is so high that under a magnifying loup, details of arm badges and awards are readily visible. In good condition with minor lifting away from the backing, and one small wrinkle.
Hanger for the RAD Hewer Manufactured in a number of forms, this version of hanger for the very heavy RAD Hewer consists of an upper belt loop connected via a fixed swivel to a lower leather hanger and suspension clip. Integral to the assembly is a leather bullet shaped clothes protector, typical of later wartime production. The reverse of this assembly is clearly stamped " SPRINER & CO BERLIN 1939"
Hanger for the RAD Hewer Version of the RAD Hewer hanger designed to be suspended from a seperate belt clip, to enable simple removal of the heavy hewer from the belt. The typical bullet shaped clothes protector is a permanent fitment to the rear of the assembly. Much original felt backing remains on the leather
Hangers for the Land Customs dagger-Landzolldolch A fine set of hangers for the uncommon land customs dagger. Front sides of silver aluminium braid with twin green stripes, rear backing of soft dark green moire velvet. Lower fittings pebbled push in versions, working perfectly, upper fittings reinforced with the luxury leather tab option.Minor signs of wear to fabric commensurate with use and age. Overall a very fine set of deluxe hangers, not easy to locate in todays market.
Hangers for the Social Welfare Dager Authorised for wear by members of the Reich Social Welfare organisation, these hangers are associated with the "round hole" scabbard version of the Red Cross leaders dagger (DRK-Deutsces Rotes Kreuz). Showing some wear as seen in the photos, this early set have fully functioning clips and buckles, and would complement an exc plus plus dagger, or for the collector unwilling to own both the round and rectangular scabbard hole daggers, would enable both suspension variations to be demonstrated with just the one dagger.
Hard Back Mein Kampf An excellent " pocket sized " copy of perhaps history's most infamous book, which amazingly was reprinted again in 2016 and has had at least 7 print runs since ! This book is some 6.5x4.5 inches, and is of course an original copy showing a very late printing date of 1943. Red linen covers in excellent condition(1 small bend to front corner) with gold embossed lettering. All pages present and with only minor age discolouration and no foxing or water damage.
Heer photo Album A touching album which appears to show how 4 brothers prepared for war, and on the front page is titled "four holidays on one day, 16th February 1941" along with a picture of the four young men in uniform. Containing 82 photos mainly of people and holidays, some mice uniform shots. Good condition
Hero's Death Award Presented in April 1944 to an obergefreite, this paper award is mounted behind glass (cracked) and is therefore in good condition,being only slightly faded with age.
High Seas Fleet War Badge High Seas Fleet Badge (Das Flottenkriegsabzeichen) awarded for service to the crews of the Kriegsmarine High Seas Fleet, mainly of the battleships and cruisers, but also those ships that supported them operationally for which there was no other award given. Although the award was instituted in April 1941, it could be awarded for actions that took place prior to this date and could highlight the struggle against the British fleet. In good condition with gilding to oak leaf wreath remaining. Vertical pin assembly. No maker mark. Priced as a reproduction
Hirschfänger Clamshell Plain gilded brass based clamshell is just under 3 inches at its widest point, and judging by its design and construction is probably of the imperial era, and would have come from a dagger of moderate proportions. Numbered "26" to an inner surface, this would be a useful spare or interesting period collectable in its own right.
Hirschfänger Lower Scabbard Fitting Some 4 inches in length this lower chape fitting for a Hirschfänger scabbard appears to be of gilded brass. Holes for fixing staples have been spotted but not drilled In excellent condition with minimal plate loss.
Hitler Plaque A metal plague approximately 5 and 1/2 by 4 inches, depicting a 3 dimensional view of Adolf Hitlers profile, beneath which is inscribed "ZUR ERINNNERUNG AN EUREN EHRENTAG" with the date 1933. In excellent condition with a pleasing patina.
Hitler Postcards and envelope An interesting matching pair of AH picture postcards, each stamped and franked, but unused. Postage stamps on the cards appear to be Czech, whereas the accompanying envelope carries a German Reich postage stamp, and is franked for Amsterdam in April 1944. The reverse has an ink stamp: ERNST HOHNEN VIERSEN All these items are in excellent condition showing no foxing and very little fade
Hitler Youth Doble sided car pennant (3) A Hitler Youth Doble sided car pennant. Three piece one side and three piece and embroided on the second side. Both sides are stitched together and it has the Hitler youth vehicle motif on one side embroided with eagle swastika and reef in the HJ diamond. Strengthened support sleeve passes the ultra violet stitching test. Very well constructed. Another item I have never seen in all my years of collecting. This also comes from my extensive collection.
Hitler Youth Knife An excellent knife from the prestigious firm of J. A. Henckels of Solingen, and marked as such horizontally on the reverse blade along with the instantly recognisable "twins" logo. Minor plating loss to pommel and finger guard, perfect chequered grips with inset HJ lozenge which "wobbles" reassuringly. Some wear and aging to blade but with "Blut und Ehre" motto still easily visible and with broad leather washer still in place beneath the cross guard. Most original paint remainins to the scabbard, whilst the attached strap/belt loop is in excellent condition, remaining supple and sound with correctly operating snap clip Overall a super example of a knife which is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in such collectable condition as this one.
Hitler Youth knife An early hitler youth knife without ricasso, having a polished blade with a maker mark which appears to be Henkel. HJ emblem correctly fitted to chequered scabbard with a discernible "wiggle". All finish present on crossguard, pommel and backstrap and in excellent condition. Black scabbard is undented and retains 90% of its enamel paint. Leather carrying strap in good condition and complete with retaining strap and operating "popper" A well priced example of this iconic knife.
Hitler Youth Knife An early knife by the respected maker JA Henckels, having a Ricasso-less blade and the HJ motto "Blüt und Ehre!" Pommel, back strap and finger guard retain much of the original plated finish, with a little normal wear in the area of the cross strap. Chequered grips in fine condition and attached with two domed dressed rivets. Undamaged HJ emblem correctly fixed to obverse plate. Thick brown leather washer present to upper blade area and in good condition. Blade somewhat grey with age, but would clean up greatly to the taste of the purchaser. "Twins" logo to blade along with "JA Henckels. Solingen Zwillingswerk Ges. Geschütz". Much original finish to scabbard which still has the cotton cover visible on blade runner. Leather belt loop and cross strap in good condition with fully functioning grip strap. A good example of an early HJ knife.
Hitler Youth Knife-Gebrüder Bell A quality knife from the less common manufacturer " Gebruder Bell KG, Solingen-Grafarth". Excellent pommel, backstrap and finger guard with wear only from where the grip strap clip has rubbed over the years. No evidence of "hammer use " to the rear pommel area or backstrap. Perfect chequered grip plates secured by domed rivets and with perfect inset HJ badge. Excellent bright blade with manufacturers code " M7/94" and the date of manufacture-1939. Thick leather blade washer in place. All paint finish to reverse scabbard, some minor wear and a small dent to obverse. A runic symbol signifying the DJ has been scratched into the upper obverse scabbard paint. Perfect, high quality, leather belt loop and grip strap correctly riveted to scabbard reverse. An excellent example of a knife which is becoming increasingly difficult to locate in this quality.
Hitler Youth Knife-Koller. This interesting HJ knife is by one of the least common manufacturers being Gustav L. Koller Nachf., Solingen-Wald , and can be dated fairly well as the company had its production rights withdrawn by January, 1938. Minor age staining to the pommel, backstrap and finger guard, with perfectly fitting chequered grip plates secured by two domed headed rivets. Enamelled HJ emblem which is correctly set within the obverse grip is in excellent condition and "wiggles" as it should. Minor staining to the plain blade, having the code "RZM M7/60" to the reverse Ricasso. Undented scabbard having correctly attached black leather suspension strap. Horizontal grip securing strap appears to have a period repair to the snap clip. Overall an excellent example of this popular collectable which is becoming difficult to acquire in today's market.
HJ Uniform patch Two inches by four inches, black material background on which is sewn a white closed wing eagle clutching an Hitler Youth style emblem. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Hunting Knife in American Indian Oversheath This massive hunting knife is some 15 inches in overall length, having a 10 inch blade and what appears to be an antler or possibly bone grip. What makes this knife particularly interesting is the chamois leather cover to the scabbard, which has been decorated in native american indian style having numerous coloured beads and fur patches hand applied, reminiscent of designs used by the Navajo tribe in the mid 19th century. Knife, scabbard and oversheath In excellent condition.
Hunting/Shooting club award An unusual award made by a shooting club in Mannheim in 1934. The shape of this metal plaque suggests it may have been suspended from a decanter or similar container. Superb definition to the panel and to the pinned on club insignia. Presentation engraving is still crisp and easily readable. Tremendous display piece for the hunting/shooting collector.
Imperial Naval Dress Belt This Imperial dress belt is In fantastic condition . It is constructed of satin moire on the outside, which has lines across the material. The satin is in excellent condition throughout with few signs of wear. The inner lining is a plush, dark blue velvet which is also in choice condition, showing little wear. The buckle is the traditional round Officer type, having triple overlapping laurel leaves on the outer edge. The inner area bears an Imperial crown over a fouled anchor. The anchor has the superimposed cypher of the Kaiser, being a large “W”. The inside of the buckle bears a penciled number, “85". The belt is equipped with the two lion mask roundels. The lion heads are finely detailed with a flowing mane. Both are equipped with eyelets at the bottom to which brass regain chains are attached. This belt has become quite stiff with age and storage, but would display extremely well with appropriate uniform or accoutrements.
Imperial Naval Shell Case Imperial crown over M stamped for acceptance into imperial navy arsenal. Patronenfabrik, Karlsruhe 1903
Imperial Shooting Cutlass-WKC This brass based Schützen Hirschfänger is identified in the WKC catalogue as being their model 130, and is an excellent example of a Weimar period shooting cutlass. Perfect stag horn grip with correctly attached acorns and serrated pommel cap. Cross-guard, terminating in detailed deer hooves in excellent condition, fluted clamshell slightly loose. Etched blade in good condition having no damage and with an excellent prominent etch to both obverse and reverse. WKC knights head logo to upper obverse Ricasso. Black leather scabbard has lost some of its surface finish but is still in serviceable condition, having vertical decorative lines and correctly sewn seam to the reverse. Upper and lower scabbard fittings correctly stapled in place. Most unusual frog is of brown leather and utilises a crossed strap to secure dagger in place. An original green portepee is wrapped about the grip.
Infantry Assault Badge Stickpin Bronze This beautiful very small stickpin is in the shape of a Combat Infantry Badge. The detail is outstanding throughout, showing the open wreath with Wehrmacht Eagle and swastika at the top, and K98 rifle with bayonet and sling positioned at a 45-degree angle across the wreath. There are no markings on the reverse of this silvered badge, but the pin does have a perfect "barley twist"
Iron Cross 1939 First and Second Class Miniature Stick Pin Measuring under 3/4 of an inch across, this miniature first and second class iron cross award stickpin is in excellent worn condition. Soldered "barley twist" pin is slightly bent but still needle sharp. Black paint or enamel? Finish in excellent undamaged condition.
Iron Cross 1st class screwback version Eisernes Kreuz Erste Klasse in the screwback variation, the screw marked "L21". Overall good condition but with some very minor paint loss and rusting to the obverse arms of the swastika, and patination to the reverse. Makers mark not obviously visible on the cross itself.
Iron Cross 2nd Class-MINT An absolutely stunning and probably unworn example of an EK2 having all the silvering intact and all the black paint perfect. "3" stamped to the ring indicating this superb example to be the product of Wilhelm Deumer. This may be the best one on the market at this time.
Iron Cross First Class 1914 WW1 Stickpin An excellent example of this tiny, scarce pin, being a mere 3/8 inch across. Appears to be of silvered bronze, slightly vaulted. Enameling in great condition. Complete with perfectly straight and needle sharp attachment pin soldered to the rear.
Italian? WW2 Dagger Hangers An extremely well made set of luxury leather hangers, possibly made as a one off for a high ranking member of the elite. Consisting of two superb quality supple leather straps-joined at the top end to a lightweight metal hanger, and at the lower ends to brass or gilded "d" rings and push in clips. Broad brass buckle are stamped "Pellinacci" and incorporate novel leather clothes protectors. An intriguing set of beautifully made vintage straps, stamped to the rear leather " 260 45"
J. A. Henckels Book An absolutely mint paperback publication giving the history and development of the well known "twins" manufacturing company of Solingen. Containing numerous period photographs of buildings, people, processes and products in the German language. Although no publication date is given, the inclusion of Hitler Youth Knife must indicate a Third Reich era production. A rare survivor in the best of condition, having no colour loss, fading, foxing or damage of any kind.
Jäger Battalion Shooting Prize In the peacetime Prussian Army, the main component of the Imperial German Army, there was one Imperial Guard Jäger battalion, the Garde-Jäger-Bataillon, and twelve Jäger battalions of the line. One Jäger battalion, the Großherzoglich Mecklenburgisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 14, was from the grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Another, Westfälisches Jäger-Bataillon Nr. 7, known as the "Bückeburg Jägers", was raised in the principality of Schaumburg-Lippe (whose capital was Bückeburg). The other ten were from Prussian lands. This superb commemorative of Battalion 7 shooting competition depicts crossed silver rifles with a German hand grenade joining the stocks mounted upon a black wooden plaque some 10 inches x 6 inches. Above the rifles are crossed sprigs of oak leaves with acorns. An etched silver plate confirms that this item was awarded by the " Bückenberg Jägers"
K98 Bayonet A matching numbered K98, being 5987z. Makers code of 41asw marked to obverse riccasso and upper scabbard area. Correctly operating push button and undamaged grip plates. Waffenampt markings to upper pommel area. Excellent bluing to the blade which unfortunately has been sharpened. Undented scabbard retains much of its original finish.
K98 Bayonet This bayonet, is profusely waffenampt stamped being marked not only on the top of the pommel and the ball of the scabbard, but also to the base of the rifle slot, the push button and the backstrap. Wooden grips in excellent used condition, pommel with operating spring, all in excellent original finish. Blade with most bluing remaining, dated "37" to the spine and "5483d" "S/155". Scabbard, which retains most of its original finish, is marked "GOF 1940" and "4296n"
K98 Bayonet An early bayonet having excellent wooden grips held by unturned screws. Pommel (waffenampt), backstrap and cross guard in good condition, the backstrap having only minimal signs of use as a hammer! Blade in excellent condition still with much solidified grease from storage, cleaning this blade would bring it to a near mint state. Blade numbered "606c and S/172.K" whilst scabbard, which is undented, is marked "S238 36" and 3109b"
K98 Bayonet A mismatched K98, which, despite this shortcoming, has an excellent blade retaining a fine cutting edge and the vast majority of the factory bluing, stamped "Carl Eickhorn" and "3880" to the Ricasso. Some loss of finish to waffenampt pommel, backstrap and cross guard. Correctly operating pommel push button and spring. Correctly secured bakelite grip plates are in good condition with no cracks or chips. Scabbard numbered "1660c" and "S/174 1937". Rusting to obverse and reverse, undamaged ball which is waffenampt stamped.
K98 Bayonet -Non Matching One for the collector on a budget. Mismatched scabbard (42 dated) with 43 dated blade. Nice wooden grips, pommel and cross guard somewhat rusty with a push button which appears frozen in place-diligent application of WD40 or similar would probably release it. Much original bluing to blade with minor sharpening. Some surface rust to scabbard, which is also waffenampt stamped to the ball.
K98 Bayonet Frog-Brown A very nice maker marked frog being of 4 rivet construction. Dark brown/oxblood leather is in good flexible condition with no damage to stitching or to lug hole. Two tiny holes where the frog may have been fixed to a wall for display. Marked to the rear "OTO STIEPF CARLSBAD 1940"
K98 Bayonet Matching Numbers A 43 dated k98 having matching numbers to Ricasso and scabbard being 4645c . Operating spring in waffenampt pommel. Bakelite grips,mild surface rust to pommel, cross guard and backstrap. Much bluing to blade with no evidence of sharpening and only minor in and out marks mainly toward the tip. Light surface rusting to scabbard with waffenampt to undented ball.
K98 Bayonet-Matching Numbers In excellent condition despite the loss of its original bluing, and with correctly matching numbers, being "952i" and "43fnj" to both upper Ricasso and upper scabbard. Minor signs of denting to backstrap, indicating that this piece was used as a hammer at some point, however these marks are very small and do not detract from the overall appeal of this piece. Correctly operating push button/Spring, with waffenampt markings to pommel. Blade generally good with minor signs of sharpening. Two very small dents to scabbard reverse, and with waffenampt stamp to scabbard ball.
K98 Bayonet-Matching Numbers Excellent K98 marked " 5651u " and " 41fnj" matching on Ricasso and upper scabbard. Bakelite grips in excellent condition. Pommel,waffenampt stamped. Minor rusting to pommel and backstrap. Blued blade in outstanding condition with only minor in and out wear marks. Scabbard finish with superficial rusting .
K98 Bayonet-Matching Numbers 1938 An excellent example of the K98 by the E and F Horster Company of Solingen. Pommel and Crossguard in fine condition and with correctly operating push button. Waffenampt to upper pommel and with matching Horster marks to riccasso and scabbard reverse, and matching issue numbers to obverse-being 9927v. -and 38 date mark to upper blade spine. Bakelite grips and screws in excellent condition. Polished blade shows very minor signs of sharpening, but no nicks to the cutting edge. Scabbard appears to be anodised and has some extremely minor dents to reverse. Overall a well marked example in very collectable condition.
K98 Bayonet-Unmarked What makes this K98 unusual is the fact that it is totally unmarked, showing no waffenampt markings, numbers or makers code to scabbard or blade.. Wooden grips secured by two screws and nuts, anodised finish to pommel, backstrap and cross guard with a little surface rust. Correctly operating pommel push button and spring. Blade in excellent condition with majority of blued finish remaining, no sharpening or nicks to cutting edge. Anodised scabbard in good condition with minor surface rust but with no dents or damage. An unusual example
K98 Norwegian Conversion An interesting wartime production K98 bayonet which has been post war modified by the Norwegian forces for attachment to the M1 Garand rifle. Undamaged Bakelite grip plates, operating push button, all finish to pommel and cross guard. Blade in mint condition beneath a layer of grease and is numbered "3997" and marked "41asw" . One minor dent to anodised scabbard which is marked "fze43" Waffenampt visible to scabbard ball and pommel upper. A fine example of this official adaption.
King Fredrick II 150 year commemorative pin Circular die-cast metal badge in a matt grey finish. On the face is an embossed design depicting a side-on view of the head of a statesman, with the date inscription 1786 1936 to the left. A retaining pin is attached to the reverse. Struck to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Frederick the Great in 1936. In excellent condition.
Kriegsmarine Administrative Belt Buckle This administrative official's buckle is cast from aluminium and reflects a matching aluminum surface in mint condition. It appears to be the same as the example shown in the Angolia Book on page 112. The buckle is a circular being approximately 3 inches in diameter . The perimeter of the buckle has highly detailed overlapping laurel leaves. The center of the buckle has a lined background. Raised out of the center is a large detailed fouled-anchor. The reverse of this buckle is marked with a maker logo which appears to be, "EFJ" inside of a circle. A great example for the buckle collector
Kriegsmarine Administrative Officers Dress Dagger This second Model Naval dagger demonstrates an overall silver finish, indicating that this item was worn by members of the Naval Admin Service, as confirmed as found with attached silver buckled hanging straps ( available separately) Closed wing eagle pommel has well defined feathering to breast and wing feathers, whilst the non-gilded cross guard still has crisp details to the fouled anchor and leaf designs. Ivory coloured grip appears to be plaster filled and still features twin twisted silver wire enhancement. Full length plated, twin fullered plain blade is in excellent condition having a needle sharp tip. The later war Alcoso trademark is stamped horizontally into the upper riccasso. Lightning bolt scabbard still retains approximately fifty percent of its silvering and bears none of the usual lower chape creases normally associated with navy scabbards, and has the throat retaining screws correctly attached. An original thin cord portepee is still attached to the dagger. Not in the recognised naval tie, this portepee is somewhat frail and "grown" into position over the years so has been left as found, but could be re tied at the discretion of the next owner. An honest dagger not easy to find in the admin configuration.
Kriegsmarine Dagger A nice dagger by Holler of Solingen which in common with all Hollers has a sailing ship blade. This blade is in excellent condition and bears the makers mark of a highly detailed thermometer on the Ricasso. Much guilding remaining to well defined pommel and typical Holler cross guard. Grip retains all the twisted wire, and appears to be a white example which has at some point been had lacquer applied which has gone brown with age. Undented lightning bolt scabbard having excellent detail to scabbard bands and serrated ring carriers. Complete with correctly tied portepee .
Kriegsmarine Dagger -Holler This F.W. Höller example is in fine condition throughout, with pommel and crossguard having quite a bit of the original gilding intact. These hilt mounts are slightly brighter than the scabbard; this would indicate a possible difference in the composition of either the brass or gilded finish. Interestingly the brass release button in the crossguard exactly matches the scabbard. The pommel has outstanding detail throughout the head, beak, breast and wing feathering, as well as the talons and wreathed mobile swastika. The crossguard is also a textbook example. It has the fouled anchor center blocks on both sides, and the crossguard arms are decorated with raised acanthus leaves. The button ends of the guards have the long nipples typical of Höller The grip of this dagger is a nice, off-white color, and remains in perfect condition. This grip is wrapped with the springy style wire normally seen in the Höller product. The fine scabbard is as straight as an arrow, with only two small "train carriage door" dents. It is engraved with palmettes over and under the carrying bands, while the lower regions are richly decorated with designs of lightning bolts, ermine feet, and acanthus leaves. The carrying bands are the style with straight edges while the throat is retained by two dome head side screws. The double-etched blade of this dagger is a beauty, with a high quality nickel finish and a needle-like tip. All of the frosting remains in the backgrounds behind the nautical scenes. Höller blades were only made in the sailing ship style. The obverse depicts a fouled anchor in the center, with a fully-rigged sailing ship tacking towards the viewer across a bed of sea plants. The reverse blade has essentially the same vessel, although it has been moved upward slightly eliminating the fouled anchor design. The reverse ricasso is etched with a dual oval trademark. The oval contains the name and location of the firm, “F.W. Höller / Solingen”, and the classic thermometer logo. The original green leather blade buffer is in place. in excellent overal condition and with an original attached portepee which is somewhat frayed and tatty, but frozen in place.
Kriegsmarine Dagger-Plain Blade Excellent detail to eagle pommel and cross guard. Twisted brass wire complete to Ivory coloured grip. Blade washer in place to upper Ricasso which is devoid of any maker mark. Plain double fullered blade with minor scratches to both cutting edges but retaining a needle sharp tip. Non magnetic scabbard appears to have "cast in" scabbard bands, with triple serrated hanging rings. Blade sping retaining screws are flush fitted and seated to the upper obverse and reverse of the scabbard, which shows the standard lightning bolt design with no dents or damage.
Kriegsmarine Dagger-Unmarked An interesting piece having good detailing particularly to the pommel which has an unusually well detailed eagles head and wing structure. Plaster filled pommel appears to have been lacquered at some point in its history, and shows small signs of repair to the top edge. This repair is not visible beneath the late war celon portepee. Excellent twisted brass wire binding. Traces of gilding in recesses of well detailed cross guard. Plain, plated, double fullered blade is void of maker mark, and retains its plating with just a few age spots in the surface. Brass lightning bolt scabbard in excellent condition has triple serrated scabbard rings and separately applied scabbard bands. One small "railway door" crimp to tip.
Kriegsmarine Dress Dagger .......From one of the most saught after manufacturers, WKC. Although the original mercuric fire gilding remains only in the deep recesses of this dagger and beneath the attached portepee, it's condition is outstanding. Excellent detailing to the closed wing eagle pommel, fluted cross guard and the undented lightning bolt scabbard. Blade release push button works perfectly whilst the red blade washer still sits on the upper riccasso. Less common double fullered plain blade is still needle sharp, exhibiting only a few specs of plate loss on obverse and reverse, and has the WKC Knights head logo to the riccasso . A gold portepee is attached in the correct tie about the cross guard and pommel, showing only slight fraying in the pommel area. Ivory coloured grip is in excellent uncracked condition and retains all its twin twisted wire decoration.
Kriegsmarine Eagle A nice hollow stamped and gilded Kriegsmarine eagle looking to its left. 2 inch wingspan and 1amd 1/2 inch pin. Some rubbing to highlights commensurate with age and wear.
Kriegsmarine Photo Album An interesting album containing 61 photos and a hand written postcard ( in Sutterlin script) which appears to show the progress of a Kriegsmarine officer from youth to War Service. In very sound condition with inter leaving complete
Kriegsverdienstkreuz -war merit cross-ohne schwerten-without swords This second class bronze award is court mounted on a black display board and is in excellent condition. The award was given to civilians as well as to military personnel who performed outstanding services in the furtherance of the war effort centring around bravery not in direct connection with military combat. The suspension ring is stamped "41"
Ku klux klan bronze belt buckle early Victorian Hi here is a very unusual item found in a London antique shop.This is a early ku klux klan belt buckle rare item,appears to be from the Victorian age ,maybe unissued stock as it has Salem mass on the back.It depicts the early clan crusade against the Roman Catholic Church.it has a paparwork description and synopsis of the item,which you will receive a copy as well.a real hard to find item.one of two I have for sale however the other is different and has a box.
Kyffhäuser Shooting Medal A war veterans small calibre shooting award badge in silver. Pin and catch correctly attached to reverse. Manufacturer "KÄMMERER HANOVER" raised from the rear surface. Excellent details to wreath, Kyffhäuser monument and crossed rifles.
Labour Day Celebration Badge 1934 Pressed hollow back badge in excellent condition with correctly attached fixing pin. Reverse marked " Reichsverband Pforzhein 47" Remarkable detail to obverse of badge which features political eagle and swastica with hammer and sickle. An interesting collectable at a reasonable price.
LARGE RAD Mann Studio Portrait with dagger An excellent study of a serving RAD man mounted in a period wooden frame. Making this formal portrait exceptional is not just its large size (8x10 without the frame) but the details it reveals of uniform, insignia and the Hewer, which this fellow is grasping and displaying with such obvious pride. Some minor water staining to the lower front mount which does not affect the photograph at all. An absolute must for the RAD collector
Large Third Reich Banner A colourful Third Reich double sided banner, 49" x 45", one side divided diagonally white and yellow, the other side blue and yellow, the central device being the eagle of St Wenceslas within a shield shaped oak wreath inscribed "Bund Heimattreuer Schlesier E V" and on a scroll below "Fur Heimat und Vaterland", a small panel in the top corner inscribed "Bundesgruppe Lunen-Sud", with yellow tasselled fringe around 3 sides.
Large Third Reich Flag/Banner Being some 54 by 41 inches this superbly executed double sided banner is from the Reichsvereinigung Ehemaliger Kriegsgefangener (Organisation of Former POWs), consisting of cream coloured background linen material embroidered in black lettering, the central black triangular device being outlined in cream. The reverse indicates the location of this group: Eschweiler is a municipality in the district of Aachen in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany on the river Inde, near the German-Belgian-Dutch frontier, and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) east of Aachen and 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Cologne. The tassles around three sides are silvered and in excellent condition. Flag pole securing rings are all present and sown down one side of the flag. In overall excellent condition with some mothing. A stunning example in a fantastic size for display
Late Quality DAF Members Stickpin This interesting example appears to be from a lightweight magnetic metal, stamped out and lightly polished. RZM marked:M5/272. Needle sharp knurled pin has been crimped to the reverse neneath two "wings" rather than soldered, no doubt a cost/labour saving exercise on the part of the producer.
Late War Bulgarian Dagger Hanger Believed to be associated with the Bulgarian forces late in WW2, this single hanger is well worn, but still in collectible condition. Consisting of a single dark brown facing, with a light brown reverse incorporating a brown a white "zebra" crossing stripe and red stitching. Hardware appears to be brass based with stampings "6MK" and L&F"
LDO Pack of KVK2 Packets An original "set" of packets of issue for the Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klasse Mit Schwerten"-war merit cross with swords. Profusely marked, this item, whilst not rare as individual packets, is very scarce indeed being complete with the original binders and stampings. 8 packets are included, each marked with "Paul Meybauer, Berlin".
Leather belt loops Black leather belt loops are approximately 10 cms in length and feature rectangular metal loops with double stitching to the fold.priced for the pair
Leather Equipment Hanger This brown leather hanger is seven inches in length. It is a heavy duty item which provided plenty of security for the original wearer. It is composed of a smooth brown/black leather with teardrop shape at the bottom, and at the top it is folded over and stitched to make a belt loop. The belt loop is also notched to include a "D" ring. Beneath the ring is a heavy duty push in clip and a horizontal leather snap clip arrangement similar to that employed on the HJ knife. This teardrop is stamped on the reverse with the producer’s original name and other information, “?oppert Kitzingen 4/37" A substantial and unusual leather item for the accoutrement collector
Leather Frog An unusual if not unique frog which may have been constructed to carry the shooting cutlass, as the opening for the scabbard is quite narrow. Constructed of supple brown leather with off white course stitching, and in excellent condition other than minor age scuffs.
Leather Hanger A simply but beautifully designed hanger which appears to have been handmade presumably by a local leather worker. Consisting of a fold over belt loop, to which can be attached via a push to button a rectangular brass loop. The whole leather belt loop has then been sewn to teardrop shaped clothes protector. A fabulous example of ingenuity in the field.
Leather Suspension Hanger This hanger consists of a wide belt loop with two attached leather hangers, each of which terminates in a spring clip. Stamped into the rear of the straps is the cypher " LP BY" There is some conjecture over the purpose of these straps but their function as an alternative hanger method for the RAD series of daggers cannot be ignored. In excellent condition with no damage or loss of colour to the brown leather, or off white stitching. Nickel spring clips somewhst rusty in part, but would clean up if desired. An interesting and well conditioned set.
Leather Sword Hanger This sword hanger is of the adjustable type and appears to be constructed from a pebbled type brown leather, possibly pigskin. Attached spring clip is still very strong and retains most of its bright finish. Top box hanger is in good condition, whilst all stitching is intact. Approximately 8 inches in total length.
Leather Sword Hanger Probably of late war construction, this fine teardrop shaped hanger appears to be made from a stippled leather, possibly pig skin. Some nine inches in overall length it is of the type which offers fitment to various belt widths by virtue of an adjustable dome headed "rivet". Top box type fitting with some loss of finish, bottom bright plated spring clip working correctly with most of its finish intact.
Leather Sword Hanger A most unusual hanger presumably for a sword consisting of a pair of leather straps joined by a third strap forming an "H" configuration having one leg longer than the other. Quality leather construction with brown stitching which is all complete. Pebbled buckle to the adjustable length leg, with matching pebbled spring clips.
Letter opener/Lighter/calendar A novel letter opener which has been constructed from basic components of a cigarette lighter, mechanical calendar and a blade! Overall some 10 inches in length, this item may be from the '60's, may be American, but is well made and would certainly be a conversation piece on a desk!
Lightning Bolt Stickpin An unusual pin being a bent arrow or lightning bolt of polished metal with a knurled stickpin soldered to the reverse. No markings
Long Dress Bayonet-Distributor marked This bayonet has lost some of the finish to the pommel, backstrap and cross guard but retains a working push button and good chequered grips and retaining rivets. Making this item interesting is the so far unidentified distributors marking of a right facing helmet to the Ricasso. Plated blade with evidence of sharpening but no nicks to the cutting edge. No damage to scabbard which retains much of its black painted finish. An interesting variation.
Long Firemans Bayonet-Pack Enlisted mans bayonet by the less common manufacturer, E. Pack & Sohne, Solingen. The crossguards feature "up and down" quillion arms, whilst the grip of this piece is a fine black checkered Bakelite, being in perfect condition. The grip is retained by the typically seen offset nut and bolt arrangement preferred by Pack. Eagles head pommel somewhat dull with some minor plating loss. Plated blade in superb condition with minor staining to the upper Ricasso area around the early Pack logo of Siegfried wielding his hammer. Original thick leather blade washer in place. Most original paint finish to scabbard which has no scratches or dents. An excellent example by a less common maker.
Long Firemans Dress Bayonet-Horst Wolf Liepzig A good NCO's bayonet being some 18 inches in overall length. Most nickle plating remaining to pommel and recurve cross guard, with some evidence of hammering use to the backstrap. Perfect chequered grip plates, grip assembly very slightly loose on the tang. Excellent bright plated blade with no evidence of sharpening, and with thick brown washer remaining to upper Ricasso, which is stamped "Horst Wolf G.M.B.H. Liepzig C1". Majority of black paint remaining to undented scabbard. An excellent starter piece.
Luftschutz Award- The Air Warden Honour Award 2nd Class (Luftschutz-Ehrenzeichen zweite Stufe) is made of zinc or tombak and has the shape of a large round silver grey medal with in the centre a big swastika. Around this swastika is the text “Für verdienste im Luftschutz” and at the outer edge of the text is a slightly raised line. Next to this line is a broad oak leaf wreath with, at the bottom, a ribbon knot. This wreath forms the outer edge of the medal. At the reverse are the swastika and 1938. This refers to the year of institution. This zinc based example is in good condition, but is carried on an incorrect blue ribbon. Priced as a reproduction.
luftwaff observers badge Apparently manufactured of tombac, this award consists of an eagle with outstretched wings clutching a swastika, riveted to a wreath having oak leaf decoration to one side, and laurel leaf decoration to the other.stamped into the reverse body of the eagle is the Assman manufacturers mark. Patination is darker on the eagle than the wreath. It was awarded for two months qualifying service or after five operational flights as a bomb aimer,observer or navigator. If the individual was wounded during the period of service he was automatically given the award.
Luftwaffe Belt Loop An "as new" old stock, brown leather "D" ring belt loop incorporating an alluminium ring and a teardrop clothes protector. This hanger, found with a number of others in a long established Hamburg uniform outfitters, was marketed originally as being for the suspension of the Flyers dagger. Complete with original paper tag with handwritten stock and price details. A rare accessory to find in this unissued condition.
Luftwaffe Belt Loop An "as new" old stock, brown leather "D" ring belt loop incorporating an alluminium ring and a teardrop clothes protector. This hanger, found with a number of others in a long established Hamburg uniform outfitters, was marketed originally as being for the suspension of the Flyers dagger. Complete with original paper tag with handwritten stock and price details. A rare accessory to find in this unissued condition.
Luftwaffe Dagger Hanging Straps An excellent set of straps for the 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger. Fine finish to the zinc hardware with correctly operating push in clips and belt suspension. Minor wear and fraying to cloth strapping with some loss of stitching. Fine accompaniment to an Exc+ or Exc ++ dagger.
Luftwaffe Dagger Hanging Straps A nice set of straps for the 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger, being the regular type which are unmarked to either the push in lower clips or the upper belt clip. This plain clip has a perfectly operating spring. Rectangular buckles and matching slides are decorated with an oak leaf design. Brocade straps are in good overall condition displaying well to the obverse, whilst the reverse has a couple of small tears enabling the underlying orange colour material to show through. A fine set of straps to display with and excellent or better dagger.
Luftwaffe Eagle Stickpin One inch and a quarter wingspan, hollow stamped. Soldered attachment pin to the rear.
Luftwaffe Fighting Knife with Field Modification. A most unusual "Kampfmesser der Wehrmacht Luftwaffe", which has been modified by the addition of a period handmade secondary leather scabbard to facilitate carrying from a belt! Typical wooden grip held by three rivets in excellent used condition. Steel cross guard, excellent bright blade which bears the letter "S". No damage to the cutting edges of the main blade or false edge which runs back from the tip along the top of the blade. Excellent black finish remaining to the scabbard which slides securely into the black leather outer scabbard and is held tightly in place by the three Spring clips attached. This outer leather sheath is sewn vertically at the reverse, and has an additional leather attachment to the top which in turn supports a belt loop. Superb example of a field modification enabling this item to be carried securely on a belt-extremely rare!
Luftwaffe Flak Badge The Anti-Aircraft Flak Battle Badge (Flak-Kampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe) was instituted on 10 January 1941 by the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe Hermann Göring to commemorate soldiers or servicemen of the Flak Artillery who distinguished themselves in action against enemy aerial or ground attacks. Designed by Wilhelm Ernst Peekhaus, it is of single piece construction with a pin back and clasp. The badge was made in one grade, having a Luftwaffe eagle at the top, and an oak leaf wreath around the outside rim. In the middle is an 88 mm flak gun with the barrel facing upwards to the right. It was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the service tunic, underneath the 1st class Iron Cross if awarded. In excellent condition with one minor area of plate loss to the reverse. Makers mark to the rear, vertical hinge pin. Priced as as a reproduction.
Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge An affordable but good quality reproduction of 75 class Ground Combat Badge. Similar in all other respects to the unnumbered badge, (being a wreath of oak leaves with a tie at the base with a black cloud at the top surmounted by a Luftwaffe eagle ) all four higher class badges were larger than the unnumbered type and comprised an oak leaf with a flattened bottom. Between the two parts of the wreath is a panel for the appropriate number, 75 in this case, although 25, 50 and 100 may also be encountered. It is uncertain if these badges were ever awarded before the end of hostilities, although they were definitely produced. Good aged condition with functioning pin
Luftwaffe Leather Hanger/Belt Loop A very unusual adjustable tear drop hanger, which incorporates an aluminium pebbled "D" ring on a wide leather belt loop. Lower push in clip is also pebbled alluminium and functions perfectly. This type of hanger was worn extensively with the early first model Luftwaffe flyers dagger, but today is a rare survivor. Some loss of stitching which has allowed the front and rear dark blue leather faces to begin to separate, but otherwise in good worn condition.
Luftwaffe Marked Clothes Peg Traditional wooden clothes peg approximately 4 Inches in length, with quarter inch diameter suspension hole to closed end. Marked "VASCO" to one side, with the Luftwaffe eagle and the date "1944" heavily stamped to the other.
Luftwaffe Marked Clothes Peg Traditional wooden clothes peg approximately 4 Inches in length, with quarter inch diameter suspension hole to closed end. Marked "VASCO" to one side, with the Luftwaffe eagle and the date "1944" heavily stamped
Luftwaffe Marked Clothes Peg Traditional wooden clothes peg approximately 4 Inches in length, with quarter inch diameter suspension hole to closed end. Marked "VASCO" to one side, with the Luftwaffe eagle and the date "1944" heavily stamped to the other.
Luftwaffe Sword Hanger An early blue leather hanger for the Luftwaffe sword, being a 2 piece construction teardrop shape (blue front sewn to brown rear) with adjustable width fold over belt loop. Attached to the lower teardrop is a pebbled alluminium push in clip. Much of the stitching securing front to rear leather has gone to time, but could be easily replaced. A rare early accoutrement.
Luftwaffe sword hanger Totally of the period, this hanger or belt loop is of blue leather backed with brown leather on the clothes protector, which is stamped with a makers mark and location of Berlin. A little cleaning up and leather treatment would make a big difference and increase the value of this rare item.
Luftwaffe Sword Hanger This blue leather teardrop sword hanger is in superb condition, and has the advantage of a waffenampt stamp to the upper reverse tongue. Being some six inches in overall length, it has a sprung steel clip at the bottom and a nickel loop at the top. Constructed of narrow, quality leather with all intact stitching. If this item was ever equipped with a felt backing, it has gone to time. A difficult accessory to obtain.
Luftwaffe sword/ dagger hanger A most unusual adjustable hanger in blue grey leather. Spring clip is working perfectly and is marked to the rear with a stylised "A" for the manufacturer Assman, and is marked with the patent mark "DRGM" within a box. A desirable accoutrement.
Luftwaffe Underbelt This under belt is 36 inches in total length, and is constructed from blue webbing material to which is attached brown leather fittings which are still supple with vibrant colouring. The belt incorporates a brown leather keeper, but is missing the fixed leather "D" ring. A nice accoutrement to display with a first or second model Luftwaffe dagger.
Luger PO8 Holster An original hard shell holster for the iconic Luger pistol " P08". Showing only minor restoration to the stitching securing the upper belt loops to the rear, this shell is complete with the pistol ejection strap, tool storage compartment and spare magazine carrier. Profusely marked to the rear with "WaA 179" waffenampt and winged eagle, Joa maker mark, "08" and the year stamp of 1943. Original holsters such as this are becoming increasingly difficult to find, as modern copies abound. An excellent example requiring only a coat of leather wax or shoe polish to return it top used condition.
Maritime Tinnie The 'Tag der deutschen Seefahrt' (day of German maritime) was held between 25 & 26 May 1935. This commemorative alluminium stamped tinnie is nicely maker marked by the company of 'Paul Schulz &Co Lübeck. The tinnie is complete with a functional pin/catch construction. Nice and decorative example in good condition!
Martini Henry 1876 Pattern Socket Bayonet The Pattern 1876 Socket Bayonet is an improved and redesigned Pattern 1853. It was the opinion of many that the Pattern 1853 was too short to make an effective fighting weapon when attached to the rifle. As a result, the Pattern 1876 was lengthened nearly five inches. The cross sectional shape of the 1876 was made equiangular. WD and proof markings to blade, with additional unusual marking of "JW" to socket. Blade 21 inches in length, in good condition with only minor staining.
Matching Numbers K98 Dated 1943 on the upper blade spine, this bayonet also has matching numbers on Ricasso and scabbard, being "bym 43" to reverse and "95422 478" to the obverse. Bakelite grips and screws in good condition, minor loss of finish to waffenampt pommel, cross guard and backstrap. Some sharpening to the blade. Scabbard somewhat pitted and missing side screw which secures the throat.
Mechanical Timer A Mechanical Timing unit of military origin believed to be from RAF equipment of wartime vintage.
Medal of the 1st October 1938 On 18th October 1938 a medal was institured to commemorate the German entry into Czechslovakia, and by the end of December 1940 over 1.1 million had been issued. This medal is in fine condition having no hits to the rim, and excellent details to the figures on the obverse and the wording on the reverse. A short piece of presentation ribbon is attached to the suspension ring.
Medals and Ephemera to Harry Fowler, Honoray Secretary of Fulham ABA. Harry Fowler spent most of his life involved in Amateur Boxing. Starting his carreer as a member of Fulham Boxing Club after the First World War, he rose to be Hon Secretary Vice President of the Amateur Boxing Association. He became a Judge Steward and even sat on the State Commission in Jones Beach (USA). He was an Official at the very first Golden Gloves Championship held in Yankee Stadium in 1935.He was heavily involved in European Amateur Boxing and also Olympic Boxing. This is a fascinating collection of items from the Estate of Mr Fowler, to include a large medal in a leather purse from amateur championships in Berlin showing Nazi flag and Union Jack. Numerous medals and plaques, obituary from The Times newspaper and even a letter from the Royal Hungarian Legation detailing some awards made to M Fowler. All contained within a wooden display case. Lots of interest here for both sportsman and historian, and much, much more to be researched!
MEIN KAMPF -In English Published in 1939 in magazine format, this is the unabridged English translation of Hitlers most famous work. Missing only part 18 and in excellent condition. Part one of the work has detached cover pages. Other parts have minor wear commensurate with age. For anyone who wanted to read Mein Kampf but never got round to it, here it is, in English and in manageable chunks!
Mein Kampf-English Edition A hardback copy of Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler, which was published and printed specifically for the British Union of Fascists, headed by Oswald Mosley. After military service in the First World War, Mosley was a very young Member of Parliament for Harrow from 1918 to 1924, first as a Conservative, then an independent, before joining the Labour Party. He returned to Parliament as Labour MP for Smethwick at a by-election in 1926, and served as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the Labour Government of 1929–31. He was considered a potential Labour Prime Minister, but resigned due to disagreement with the Government's unemployment policies. He then formed the New Party. He lost his seat at Smethwick in 1931. The New Party merged with the British Union of Fascists (BUF) (which included the Blackshirts) in 1932. Mosley was imprisoned in 1940 and the BUF was outlawed. He was released in 1943, and, politically discredited by his association with fascism, he moved abroad in 1951, spending most of the remainder of his life in Paris, France. He stood for Parliament twice in the postwar era, achieving very little support. This copy is in excellent condition having some light foxing to the pages but no rips or tears.
Membership Commemorative Pin A beautifully detailed depiction of what could possibly be a Saint, clearly of religious significance, and associated with the district of Moosburg. Moosburg an der Isar is a town in the Landkreis Freising of Bavaria, Germany. The oldest town between Regensburg and Italy, it lies on the river Isar at an altitude of 421 m. Attached is a red and white ribbon with wording which may indicate the item was related with a commemoration of the dead. Needle sharp barley twist pin soldered to the reverse. Nice thing.
Merquetry Image of Adolf Hitler This remarkable picture is some 12x9 inches, and appears to be constructed from a variety of inlaid woods, to form a quite stunning portrait of Adolf Hitler. Whilst the subject may not be to everyones taste, the workmanship has to be admired. From a time when this would have represented real " one upmanship" when neighbours compared their Leader memorabillia! No Damage to inlays, minor loss of top coat finish over a very small area
Metal Eagle for the Uniform A superb example of the metal eagle, being approximately 4.25 inches in total width with a uniform age patina, crisp details to the obverse surface, and in place fixing tabs to the rear. No manufacturers mark or RZM number are obvious, but these may be present beneath the patina on the rear.
Metal Identity Disk-Dachau A double sided light metal oval identity disk some 3 inches across. On one side "KLINGENSTEINER. ADOLF. AMPERMACHING.DACHAU. 29.8.96" This repeated beneath. On the reverse are other markings much more difficult to read but including the number 581.
Metal Uniform Eagle This imposing eagle has a wingspan of approximately 4.25 inches, and has a beautiful age patina throughout. No RZM stampings are visible on the reverse, however they may be obscured by the patina which is uniformly distributed to all surfaces. A Crisp original insignia, complete with 2 fastening tabs to the reverse.
Mid War Period Schnapps Cup Dated 18.104.22.168 this cup has entwined initials engraved on the front above the number 501. Marks to the base include crescent moon, crown and 800. A beautiful cup from a time when the Reich was expected to last a thousand years, which this superb commemorative probably will.
Military Grade Eye Protection System ESS V12 Advancer goggles, used British Forces in Afghanistan and around the world, the V12 Advancer are probably the best goggles made today, small and compact can be worn with or without helmet. Complete with 3 lenses: clear for dust/wind, dark for sun, and yellow tinted. Theres a soft fabric cover that is fixed to the strap to help stop the lenses from being scratched when not used. Complete with belt pouch.
Military Publication " Hitler a Study inTyranny" An in depth examination of the rise to power of "The Führer" from the early days in Linz to his ultimate demise in the Berlin bunker, this well researched publication gives an insight to the personality of "the most evil man in history" -fascinating stuff. Hardback without dust jacket. Good used condition with some splitting to the spine.
Military Publication " Hitlers Teutonic Knights" by Bruce Quarrie. Subtitled "SS Panzers in Action" this Softback book is just that, a wartime history of the tank divisions: Adolf Hitler,Das Reich,Totenkopf, Wiking,Hohenstaufen,Frundsberg Hitler Jugend and the "other" Panzer Divisions, including many pages of photographs, many in colour. In good used condition with no missing pages, rips or tears, this book is a must for the library of any SS or Panzer collector or historian.
Military Publication "An Illustrated History of the 3rd Reich" A comprehensive summary of the rise of the Nazi Party beginning with Germany's defeat and the perceived humiliation of the surrender terms in 1918 and culminating with the ultimate defeat of Hitlers forces in 1945. If you only want one history of WW2 in Europe, this is it.
Military Publication "Das Reich" A Hardback book detailing the military role of the 2nd SS Division "Das Reich" from 1939 to the end of hostilities in 1939. Detailed descriptions of the make up of the Division with many accounts from members of first hand combat experiences. In excellent condition with perfect dust jacket.
Military Publication "Hitler The Victory That Never Was" A fascinating hardback book by Bruce Quarrie which answers, in the authors eyes, those "what if.......?.questions, including what sort of world we could be living in now if the Nazi's had won the war! Includes several interesting plates of Hitler, Panzers in action, situation maps etc. In excellent condition with intact dust jacket.
Military Publication "Hitlers Samurai"-Bruce Quarrie A large format Softback publication giving not just the history of the infamous SS but information on who joined, and why, along with information on recruitment and training methods. Superbly detailed descriptions of uniform, armaments and awards with many stunning photographs of the troops in action and on parade.
MIlitary Publication "In Hitlers Bunker" by Armin Lehmann An excellent account of one young German boys indoctrination into the Hitler Youth and his ultimate service to the Fuhrer in the High Command Bunker Complex beneath the streets of Berlin. One of the best "Führer Bunker" first hand accounts ever written giving first hand testament to the last days of the thousand year Reich. In excellent condition with fine dust jacket.
Military Publication "Knights of the Iron Cross" An in depth study of some of the recipients of the Knights cross and its additions, to include detailed information regarding the award itself and its appropriate official documentation of award. Hardback, in excellent condition with perfect dust jacket. A must for collectors and historians alike
Military Publication "Soldiers of Destruction-Charles Syndor. A concise history of the SS deaths head Division between the years 1933-1945, giving particular emphasis to the formation of the division in the early years and its displacement during the war years . Of particular interest to military historians wishing to add detail to the SS histories more readily available. Hardback In excellent condition with dust jacket .
Military Publication "SS A Pictorial History" by Andrew Mollo Covering the years 1923-1945, this large format hardback book has an introduction by Sir Hugh Trevor Roper, and contains hundreds of photographs of the rise to power and ultimate demise of this most feared of all the NAZI party elements. In good condition but dust jacket slightly torn in places.
Military Publication "The Rise And Fall of the Third Reich by W Shirer. The first and perhaps the classic study of the history of Nazism, written by the man that was there to see it happen, and today considered the standard by which all other publications may be judged. Softback , almost 1500 pages, in good used condition.
Military Publication "Waffenampt SS" Brian Davis A pictorial history of the Armed SS, to include action on the eastern front, the attack through the Ardennes in late 1944 and on into Hungry at wars end. Included is a chapter on Knights Cross winners and well known personalities, such as Otto Skorzeny. Softback In excellent condition.
Military Publication -"Mountbatten" by Philip Ziegler A detailed biography of this giant of British History, covered in almost 800 pages of this hardback book. Includes many photographs of Mountbatten with other celebrities including the king who never was, Edward the Eighth. In excellent condition with dust jacket.
Military Publication-"Decline and Fall of Nazi Germany and Japan" A large format hardback book covering the Axis gradual slide into defeat during WW2. A fascinating account covering all fronts, made even more interesting by the inclusion of numerous tables showing losses both in human and material terms, with comparisons between WW1 and WW2. Sobering stuff. In good condition with scruffy and torn dust jacket.
Military Publication-"Kommando" by James Lucas. An intriguing publication describing in great detail the formation and operation of Germany's so called special forces in WW2. Including the exploits of Otto Skorzeny and the famed 'rescue' of Mussolini, this book also covers much less well known operations such as midget submarines, manned torpedoes, explosive motor boats and remotely piloted aircraft bombs. Fascinating. In excellent condition with dust cover.
Military Publication-"Military Pistols and Revolvers" by I V Hogg A highly collectable publication from 1970 describing in detail the handguns used in both WW1 and WW2, and complete with tables of ammunition data giving calibres, dimensions and muzzle velocities. Small format softback in excellent condition.
Minesweepers, Sub-Chasers and Escort Vessels War Badge. This reproduction of the first class badge is entirely gilded but has good definition to wreath, eagle and water spout. Vertical pin and catch operate correctly. First award of this badge took place on 28th November 1940 following institution on the 31st August that year. Criteria for award included completing three sorties, to have been wounded,sunken ship,exemplary conduct, mission in a mined area or completing an escort duty of more than 25 days. A worthy filler piece.
Miniature American Sword Some 12 inches in length, and having a steel blade with etches of floral scenes and entwined letters "US". Marked "Toledo Spain" to upper ricasso. Silvered scabbard complete with scabbard bands and rings. Black plastic grip with steel backstrap, pommel and open basket finger guard. Complete with miniature gold and black portepee.
Miniature Basket Handled Imperial Sword What appears to be a model of an imperial German sword, some 12 inches in length and having a needle pointed blade. Excellent detail to figures and imperial eagle raised from the brass basket handle and crown pommel . Well formed grip which has the remains of a miniature portepee still wrapped around it. Silvered metal scabbard has detailed lower mount and scabbard bands, which still retain suspension rings.
Miniature Basket Hilted Sword An interesting miniature, having a blade marked "Toledo" Spain. White blade washer In place, 10 inch needle point blade. Finger basket apparently of brass, in the form of a crowned and seated eagle. Pommel in the form of stylised lion. Black grip plates fixed with brass screws. Silvered metal scabbard in undented condition and with one carrying ring attached to single csabbard band
Miniature Basket Hilted Sword A very long "miniature" sword some 15 inches in length with an open basket hand shield-bearing a crowned imperial eagle to the obverse. Black grip bound with gold twisted wire. Curved, needle point blade also having imperial eagle decoration to both obverse and reverse. Missing the appropriate scabbard.
Miniature Bayonet This bayonet is about 10 inches in length. The nickel plated hilt features a silhouette of an eagle head and at the bottom there is a quillon which goes upward into a teardrop. The grip plates that separate these two pieces are of black checkered Bakelite. These Bakelite grips are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on both sides. The nickel plating of the hilt is in mint condition. The blade of this miniature is still bright and in near mint condition. The blade is fashioned like a large full size bayonet in that it has a false edge at the tip area and also has a fuller which runs nearly the length of the blade and is in excellent bright condition. The scabbard with this example is in matching near mint condition. It has its original black painted surfaces and the paint is still nearly new-like showing almost no age. One of the best miniature bayonets available today.
Miniature Dres Bayonet This small bayonet is some 10 inches in overall length, and has the typical eagles head pommel. Silvering to pommel and cross guard is good, chequered plastic grips firmly attached by domed headed rivets. Single fullered plated blade is needle sharp and retains almost all of its plating, having no nicks to the leading edge. A blade washer remains beneath the cross guard. Black painted scabbard is perfectly straight with all its finish intact, having only age spidering in the surface and an undamaged ball.
Miniature Dress Bayonet This miniature is some 9 inches in overall length and has a nickle finish to pommel, backstrap and cross guard. This finish is thinning on the backstrap but is generally good elsewhere. Chequered black plastic grip plates secured by two dome headed rivets. Plated single fullered blade has a green felt blade washer and is retained within the black painted scabbard by a card/felt "spring" arrangement (missing on most miniatures). Majority of finish remaining to scabbard which has an undented ball. Nice addition to any miniature collection.
Miniature Dress Bayonet This miniature appears to be made from one casting, having pommel, crossguard grip plates and blade either painted, in the case of the chequered grips, plated in the case of the blade or polished in the case of the pommel and guard. Some loss of paint and plating, needle sharp blade with single fuller. Black leather or composite scabbard complete with metal lower fitting.
Miniature Luftwaffe Sword Clearly produced in the form of a Luftwaffe sword, this miniature is lacking the swastica emblems on the pommel and crossquard which have been replaced by a coat of arms and sunwheel/floral emblem respectively. Seemingly of two piece construction. Probably produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature port-epee's. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement!
Miniature Naval Sword The blade on this Naval sword miniature is over nine inches in length and is in superb condition, with no loss of finish and finishing in a needle sharp point. Excellent detailing to pommel, crossguard and finger guard which has "fouled" anchor decoration. The scabbard which accompanies this piece has excellent line and floral decoration, and even retains one of the miniature scabbard rings. A fine miniature portepee accompanies thisnexquisite piece. Probably produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature port-epee's. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement!
Miniature Skinning Knife Set-Anton Wingen An amazing set of THREE skinning or hunting knives, the smallest miniature knife being only some 5 inches in overall length. Grips in perfect condition with pommel tops which appears to be of silver, as do the sectioned ferrules. Perfectly formed razor sharp blades with needle sharp tips all having the Anton Wingen Jnr "standing knight" logo on the reverse. Scabbard fittings are scalloped and may also be silver, whilst leather scabbards have decorative lions to the obverse with a neatly sewn join to the reverse. Minor rubbing to very tip of scabbard of the smallest knife which may have lost its fitting or more likely never had one. A fantastic maker marked set!
Miniature Sword A delightful, beautifully made miniature of a German Infantry Officers sword. Produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature port-epee's. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement! Much gold finish remaining to grip and crossguard, some minor loss of finish to curved blade, which is inscribed " Heidelberg"
Miniature Sword Probably produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature port-epee's. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement! All silver finish remaining to grip and crossguard, some minor loss of finish to curved blade.
Miniature Sword This miniature Lion Head sword has been produced with almost as much attention to detail as its full sized brother, and has the benefit of an attached, and difficult to find, miniature portepee. Probably produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature portepee's such as the one includednhere. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement! Exquisite detail to lions head pommel, backstrap and crossguard, with much black finish remaining to grip. Nine inch plated blade has minor spots of lifting to finish as does plated scabbard.
Miniature Sword The straight blade on this miniature is almost ten inches long and in perfect condition, having a red blade washer set fast against the upper ricasso. Finger guard, pommel and detailed grip in perfect condition. Plated scabbard unmarked and retains single scabard suspension ring. Probably produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature port-epee's. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement.
Miniature Sword 12 inches in overall length, and marked "Toledo Spain " on the upper ricasso area. Finger protection area in solid, silvered metal withneagle decoration, pommel somewhat cracked, as is backstrap. Needle pointed blade with white blade washer. Black chequered grip plates secured by white metal screws. Scabbard complete with one suspension ring.
Miniature Victorian Bowie Style Knife Although missing the scabbard, this miniature is still in excellent condition with a particularly sharp 2 inch blade, having some minor staining to both obverse and reverse. Riveted grips appear to be of bone, and are in excellent condition.
Miniature WW1 Bayonet Clearly there was no standardisation with regard to sizes of these commemoratives, and this one measures approximately 4 inches in length. Grips are wooden, possibly a fruitwood,and highly polished. Pommel handle and blade appear to be one piece, with a separately applied cross guard. Single edged blade is stamped or engraved "Ypres" to the obverse, whilst a stamped makers initial within a circle appears on the reverse. In excellent condition and a good example of the type of commemorative produced by local craftsmen afte WW1
MINY MINT MINT 1936 Olympics 3D Viewer Book Complete and perfect in every way, this Olympics viewer book has come through a time warp. Mint viewer still stored within the front cover, mounted 3D images still complete on all relevant pages, and complete set of remaining images still stored within the back cover. The best example you will ever find, not cheap, but the best never is!
Moroccan Koumaya. The Moroccan version of the Arab Jambiya dagger is locally called Koumaya and characterized by a slender blade, usually dual edged at its lower half and single edge at the top. There is a big variety in the decoration styles and quality of the handles and scabbards. This one is circa 1920, of a good quality, with a 8 1/2 inches blade, fine engraved silver scabbard with typical floral design with side loops. The hilt of carved wood with chased and engraved silver fittings . Good condition overall.
Mothers Cross in Bronze -Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, Dreitte Stufe Instituted in December 1938, this award was presented to German Mothers bearing 4 or 5 children, and required more production processes than any other award of the era, being the creation of architect Franz Berberich. Presentation was made on Mothering Sunday, the second sunday in May, the first awards being rendered on 21st May 1939, the last in 1944. This example is in fine condition, having no chips to the enamel or damage to the obverse inscription of " 16 December 1938" (the institution date) and Hitlers signature. The award was worn around the neck on a blue ribbon of 10mm width with 2 white stripes at the edge. The award presented here retains approximately 2 inches of this ribbon.
Mothers Cross in Gold.- Ehrenkreiz der Deutschen Mutter Erste Stufe. Instituted in December 1938, this highly respected award was presented to German Mothers bearing 8 or more children, and required more production processes than any other award of the era, being the creation of architect Franz Berberich. Presentation was made on Mothering Sunday, the second sunday in May, the first awards being rendered on 21st May 1939, the last in 1944. This example is in fine condition, having no chips to the enamel or damage to the obverse inscription of " 16 December 1938" (the institution date) and Hitlers signature. The award was worn around the neck on a blue ribbon of 10mm width with 2 white stripes at the edge. The award presented here retains approximately 6 inches of this ribbon.
Mothers Cross in Silver -ehrenkreiz der Deutschen Mutter Zweite Stufe Instituted in December 1938, this award was presented to German Mothers bearing 6 or 7 children, and required more production processes than any other award of the era, being the creation of architect Franz Berberich. Presentation was made on Mothering Sunday, the second sunday in May, the first awards being rendered on 21st May 1939, the last in 1944. This example is in fine condition, having no chips to the enamel or damage to the obverse inscription of " 16 December 1938" (the institution date) and Hitlers signature. The award was worn around the neck on a blue ribbon of 10mm width with 2 white stripes at the edge. The award presented here retains approximately 6 inches of this ribbon.
Municipal Police Bayonet Good detailing to eagle’s beak, eye and feathering on the pommel. The crossguard with its upward teardrop quillon has the overlapping oak leaves on the obverse. On the reverse only half of the crossguard has the oak leaves while the lower half is left plain for the stamping of the property numbers. This number, which matches that stamped into the upper reverse scabbard is "S.M.I.310." The grip plates are a fine stag showing only modest wear. These grip plates also have the old holes that were filled in when the hilt was reduced during the removal of the clamshell during the Weimar period. The stag plates are retained by aluminum rivets having dressed heads on both sides. Grip insignia in good condition. The scabbard shell is of black leather having decorative twin lines running the length of the edges of both sides. It is sewn up the rear. This scabbard leather is still supple. The scabbard mounts are the nickel type having staple retainage. The scabbard is fitted with a fine black frog which is in excellent condition having four rivet construction with all intact stitching. The blade is the usual cut down variety. This blade though is in excellent condition being in a near mint state. The cut down job was extremely well done and if you did not know this you probably would not notice that the bayonet was made shorter to the 13-inch specification during the Third Reich period. This blade is stamped on the obverse with the scales having the firm’s initials, “ACS” interspersed. On the reverse is the full name of the maker, “Alexander Coppel”. The name is over the scales with letters and beneath is the location city of “Solingen”. A great example.
N.S.D.A.P. Marked Hanging Straps An interesting set of adjustable leather straps which have been marked to the rear with the letters NSDAP stamped into the leather. Upper belt loops reinforced to the rear with metal supports. Adjustment buckles in fine condition, "H" shaped metal hanger which joins leather to metal push in snap clip also in fine condition. Both springs to clips working perfectly. In addition to the NSDAP stamping in the leather is the number "48240". An unusual set of hanging straps which may have been used for dagger or equipment carrying, in superb condition.
Naval Sword in Miniature. Excellent blade on this Naval sword miniature which is over nine inches in length and is in superb condition, with no loss of finish and needle sharp point. Red blade washer remains to upper ricasso. Excellent detailing to pommel, crossguard and finger guard which has "fouled" anchor decoration. Scabbard has gilt wash twisted rope bands and retains both of the miniature scabbard rings. A fine miniature portepee is wrapped about the grip. Probably produced as a salesmans sample or possibly a letter opener type gift to a potential client, this type of "desk ornament" have become very collectible in their own right, as have the accoutrements which accompanied them, particularly miniature port-epee's. By accumulating these minor works of art it is possible to form an impressive collection of resentative side arms at a fraction of the cost of their full size counterparts, with a much reduced storage area requirement!
Nazi Era Tennis Club Referee Badge Founded on 19 May 1902 in Berlin as the Deutscher Lawn Tennis Bund (DLTB) it is one of the oldest sport federations of the world. Its first president was Carl August von der Meden between 1902 and 1911. Later becoming the DTB Deutscher Tennis Bund, It now organises the International German Open at the Hamburger Rothenbaum, the Davis Cup and Fed Cup home matches. The referees badge offered here was worn in the 1930's and could easily have been worn at the Berlin Olympics. It is of stamped metal having a horizontal pin attachment and four fixing tags to the rear. Silvered finish to obverse in excellent condition as is the red infill paint to the letters. An unusual badge in excellent condition.
Nazi Police Cap Eagle A two part 2nd Pattern Police Cap Eagle complete with both pins to the reverse missing. The badge is not obviously maker marked, but is of good quality and construction,the separately affixed eagle raised proud of the wreath. An unusual variation of this eagle.
Nazi Police Cap Eagle A particularly nice badge in early quality. Excellent definition to breast and wing feathers of the eagle, and to the wreath and swastica. Some period repair to the obverse mounted fixing pins. Attractive antique bronzed finish is virtually complete to both obverse and reverse. A nice example
NSBO Stickpin The Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellenorganisation (National Socialist Factory Cell Organization) NSBO was a workers organization in Nazi Germany. This NSBO Stickpin has a fine silver plated surface. It is constructed in the image of the NSBO logo, which is a quarter of a gear wheel, complete with an arm and fist holding a hammer. A detailed mobile swastike completes the design. Perfectly attached serrated pin.
NSDAP Armband Here we have a hand made armband for the party supporter. The main red band is still bright with only minor wearing signs, whilst the white circular background to the hand cut and stitched swastika has faded a little with age. No signs of mothing,rips or tears, with all stitching intact.
NSDAP Period Schnaps Cup Nice cup having the usual crown,moon and 800 stamp to the base, plus a makers mark, being Eichler, Berlin. Beautiful engraving and initials to the front, along with the date "1937" super undented condition. These items make highly personal collectibles in their own right, but would certainly enhance any luftwaffe or honour goblet collection.
NSDAP Political Leaders Cap Cockade The 1939 pattern (faux embroidered) oak leaf wreath is stamped from a non magnetic alloy with all of the gold finish intact. The reverse is marked with a RZM circle and M1/16 At the centre is a 3piece political style cockade stamped from brass with a silvered finish. The outer ring of the cockade features a fluted border that is finished with translucent red enamel, all of which is intact and undamaged. All the fixing prongs are intact and undamaged, which is very unusual. An excellent example of this difficult to obtain cockade
NSDAP Rally Day Badge Hildesheim Hollow die struck medal to commemorate the 1936 party rally in Hildesheim in the Brunswick area of Germany, and consisting of an armoured knight carrying a shield with the crossed horse emblem of Braunschweig superimposed upn a mobile swastica. A large commemorative in good condition with the attachment pin securely soldered to the reverse.
NSDAP Thüringen 1925-1935 Rally Badge Produced to celebrate 10 years of Nazi rule in Thüringen, this silvered hollow die struck badge comprises an upward looking eagle with outstretched wings, upon which is inscribed NSDAP Thüringen 1925-1935. The Thüringen Nazi period coat of arms sits between its legs. In excellent if somewhat dirty condition, missing the fixing pins to the reverse and maker marked "wernster & Jena j.Wlgener Fec." ( difficult to read)
NSKK Dagger- Ground Rohm The NSKK served as a training organization, mainly instructing members in the operation and maintenance of high-performance motorcycles and cars. The NSKK was further used to transport NSDAP and SA officials/members. and also served as a roadside assistance group in the mid-1930s, comparable to the modern-day RAC or AA. With the outbreak of World War II NSKK ranks were recruited to serve in the transport corps of various German military branches. There was also a French section of the NSKK which was organized after the German occupation of France began in 1940. The NSKK was the smallest of the Nazi Party organizations, but in common with all the rest were permitted their own dress dagger, based on the standard Holbein design of political dagger, being identical to the SA but having a black scabbard. The example presented here began life as a Rohm presentation piece which, following the purge of July 1934 was fully ground to remove the name of the "traitor" Rohm. This grinding also removed the manufacturers mark. Nickel upper and lower cross guards are in good condition having well defined accent grooves, whilst the fruitwood grip shows signs of a failed attempt to remove the inset party eagle. Blade is in good condition showing only minor signs of use commensurate with age. Lower scabbard fitting has a partially crushed ball, whilst the upper retains the scabbard ring. A very collectable example at a bargain price.
NSKK Lapel Badge Nicely detailed aluminium badge having correctly operating period design safety pin soldered to the rear via a circular plate. The National Socialist Motor Corps (German: Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps, NSKK) was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that officially existed from May 1931 to 1945. The group was a successor organization to the older National Socialist Automobile Corps (NSAK), which had existed since April 1930.
NSKK Sleeve title This insignia is approximately four inches by two inches, consisting of an eagle of silvered thread with outstretched wings looking to its left, mounted upon a brown background cloth. On the reverse is an RZM label, most of which is present. Minor fraying to the extremities, overall in good condition.
NSKK stickpin The National Socialist Motor Corps (Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps, NSKK) was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that officially existed from May 1931 to 1945. The group was a successor organization to the older National Socialist Automobile Corps (NSAK), which had existed since April 1930. This pin consisting of a cast or stamped silvered eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastica in its talons has a banner stretched above its head with the initials of the corps" NSKK". Twisted, soldered attachment, needle sharp pin slightly bent. Excellent definition.
NSKOV Cap Eagle This NSKOV Cap Eagle is a fairly large size and is a fine depiction. It shows an eagle with half open wings looking to the viewer’s right. In the center there is a vaulted wreath, which superimposed over it, there is a sword with Iron Cross and red mobile swastika in the center. The bird’s talons rest over the initials of the organization “NSKOV”. This insignia is a hollow backed stamped type with two of the retaining tabs still intact on the reverse. This insignia is not seen too often.
NSV Plaque This National Socialist Peoples Welfare plaque appears to be stamped from tin, bronze coloured to its obverse and is approximately 4 inches in diameter. It may have been attached perhaps to a door indicating that the inhabitants were members of the NSV vienna, as indicated by the stamping on the face. Nice item to display with a social welfare dagger.
Officer Pattern 1890 Naval Dirk A superb example of the officer pattern 1890 Dirk, having a double fullered damascus blade bearing the makers mark of WKC and the distributors logo of GB&S beneath crossed swords. Large open finial crown pommel. Bowed tension spring locking device . Blade of this amazing dagger appears to have been period shortened, enabling the original owner, following the frugal principles of the time in Europe, to wear his old (and expensive damascus bladed) cadet pattern with a replacement scabbard, having fine guilloche carrying bands. Fine ivory grip showing typical striation cracks. Remains of red blade washer to upper ricasso. An excellent example of this pattern Dirk which really "talks to you"
Olympics Booklet No.15-Shooting One of a series of 26 booklets, each 4.5 by 6 inches, published prior to the games to encourage participation in events throughout the country. Each of the booklets is a guide to the history of the sport,playing and participating, showing the right and wrong way, rules, sportsfield layouts, and even a list of past olympic winners, times, etc.. No rips or tears, all pages present. Slight yellowing and minor foxing commensurate with age.
Original American Fighting knife WWII Case Utility-Fighting Knife. The blade is 6" long and marked "Case XX" on one side of the upper ricasso area and "337-6"Q on the other. W.R. Case & Sons Cutlery Company is an American manufacturer of hand-crafted knives that are based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, today Case's offerings cover a wide range of product categories, from traditional folding pocket knives and fixed blade sporting knives to limited production commemoratives and collectables, however the brand became known world wide during WW2 as the favourite fighting knife of the American forces. The company began in 1889 when four brothers - William Russell (W.R.), Jean, John, and Andrew Case (a.k.a. 'The Case Brothers') began fashioning knives and selling them along a wagon trail in upstate New York. W.R.'s son, John Russell (Russ) Case, a former salesman for the Case Brothers brand, launched W.R. Case & Sons around the turn of the 20th century. Russ's father acted as his son's consultant, helping to stabilize the company's early finances while building a reputation as a dependable supplier of high-quality cutlery. In Excellent used condition with evidence of sharpening to the blade. Crossguard, handle and pommel assembly in excellent condition. Original leather scabbard still pliablewith no tears to the leather or missing stitching.
Original Imperial Iron Cross First Class An absolutely superb example of the 1914 Cross having the majority of its black finish to the obverse and with virtually no staining or corrosion to the reverse. Long barrel hinge and wide straight fixing pin operate perfectly in conjunction with the catch. Beneath the catch are stamped the letters "KO" This piece came to us in the LDO box supplied, so it will be sold similarly. Priced as original award in possibly post war box.
Original Maasai Stick Bow Here we have a vintage, handmade, wooden Maasai "stick bow", some 54 inches in length, still retaining its leather banding and string keepers. A powerful weapon used by the Maasai tribesmen for hunting and sport. A rare find.
Original Packet of Issue for KVK2 An original packet of issue for the Krieksverdienstkreuz second class with swords by Jakob Bengel Oberstein. In excellent condition without rips or tears.
Original Packet of Issue for West Wall Medal An original issue packet for the "Deutsches Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen " which for reasons unknown has had the makers ink stamp carefully removed from the rear?
Original Very Rare Vinyl Recordings of Edward Mosley -1962 Two double sided 12" vinyl records containing the last speech ever made by Mosley at a public meeting in 1962, no doubt expounding the thoughts and ideals of his British Union of Fascists. The discs are not unplayed but appear to be in good condition having no cracks or obvious scratches, and are ready to reveal their secrets to anyone possessing the vintage technology to play them. An amazing slice of social history not heard for many years.
Original Walther P38 Holster A used holster from the WW2 era for the P38 pistol. Dark brown "oxblood " leather in excellent condition with scratches and marks commensurate with age. All stitching intact, belt loop is perfectly attached. The perfect "must have" for this iconic weapon.
Original WW1 Combat Trench Knife This beautifully made private purchase knife dates from around 1915, and is in astonishing shape considering it has seen service and is at least 100 years old! Chequered wooden grip plates are some 4.5 inches long, and are secured to the tang by 3 flush rivets. Semi recurve cross guard retains most of its blackening, and has a leather blade washer to its underside. 6 inch non maker marked blade is in good condition having only minor smudging to its surfaces and no nicks to its cutting edge. Scabbard retains most of its factory finish with no dents or scratches. A brown leather HJ dagger style hanger is affixed to the side of the scabbard which still has a fully functioning snap clip to the securing strap. An example of this knife style, hard to find in today's market
ORIGINAL WW2 FRAMED PORTRAIT OF A GERMAN ARMY OFFICER Hi here for sale is an ORIGINAL WW2 FRAMED PORTRAIT OF A GERMAN ARMY OFFICER.original item great for display.
Oswald Moseley-Article "Automation, Problem and Solution" This is an article reprinted from " The European, The Journal of Opposition" The European was a privately circulated far-right cultural and political magazine that was published between 1953 and 1959. During this tenure, it was edited by fascist supporter and politician Diana Mosley. The magazine was published by 'Euphorion Books', a publishing company formed by Mosley and her husband, Sir Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists. In excellent condition with light rusting to staples.
Oswald Mosley -Booklet Entitled "The ABC of Modern Economics" this A5 booklet is an article originally printed in the fascist newspaper "Union" in 1951 and is another of Mosleys ravings regarding why Britain should not have fought Germany and his take on what can be done to put things right economically in a post war Britain still struggling with unemployment, rationing etc. In excellent condition with some fading commensurate with age.
Oswald Mosley Article "European Socialism" This is an article reprinted from " The European, The Journal of Opposition" The European was a privately circulated far-right cultural and political magazine that was published between 1953 and 1959. During this tenure, it was edited by fascist supporter and politician Diana Mosley. The magazine was published by 'Euphorion Books', a publishing company formed by Mosley and her husband, Sir Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists. In excellent condition. Minor rusting to securing staples.
Oswald Mosley Article "Wagner and Shaw" This is an article reprinted from " The European, The Journal of Opposition" The European was a privately circulated far-right cultural and political magazine that was published between 1953 and 1959. During this tenure, it was edited by fascist supporter and politician Diana Mosley. The magazine was published by 'Euphorion Books', a publishing company formed by Mosley and her husband, Sir Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists. In good condition with minor rusting to staples commensurate with age.
Oswald Mosley pamphlet A post war A5 sized double sided pamphlet in which Mosley again extols the virtues of his fascist ideals.
Oswald Mosley Pamphlet An A5 sized pamphlet advertising a meeting at which Moseley was to speak. Considering that these were throw away items produced in relatively small numbers, it is amazing that this item has survived.
Oswald Mosley-Booklet This one is called "European Socialism" and is an English reprint by the UNION political broadsheet of an article by Mosley which appeared in the June 1951 edition of a a German magazine "Nation Europa" and highlights differences and fears created by the cold war in Europe. For the student of Social and Political change in Europe folloing the second world war, this is a "must have"!
Oswald Mosley-Faust Written by Mosley whilst in prison during WW2, but not published until 1991 by his wife Diana, this is Mosleys attempt to interpret " Faust" by Goethe. Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend. He is a scholar who is highly successful yet dissatisfied with his life, which leads him to make a pact with the Devil, exchanging his soul for unlimited knowledge and worldly pleasures. Printed on Lilac coloured paper and in excellent condition.
Pair of Collar tabs to an Army Propaganda officer A difficult tab to find, particularly as a mounted pair! Silver bullion on a green felt backing, these collar patches have been mounted for display on cardboard. Silver bullion is in good condition, whilst green felt shows minor mothing. Sold as a pair
Pair of Shot Glass Holders A pair of silvered shot glass or schnapps glass holders in the form of a crown, each stamped with the number "2" and what appears to be a barrel.
Pamphlet -"Britain Invaded" Published in the late 50's or early 60's, this 4 page A5 leaflet is another attempt by the extreme political movement to persuade the electorate to change the Governments policy on immigration from Britains colonies into the UK. A rare survivor and an insight into the Social and Political history of the UK.
Panzer Assault Badge Stickpin A good quality bronze version of the tank assault badge stickpin featuring cut out areas around the swastica. Good details to tank, wreath, closed wing eagle and swastica emblem. Soldered barley twist pin isnslightly bent but still sharp. Quality example
Paper Badge? This item is of paper, being some 3 inches by 2.5 inches in overall size. The depiction in black ink is of the winged figure of Icarus behind a mobile swastika, with the initials of the Nationalsozialistisches Fliegercorps in an arch above. Superb detail to the drawing, no foxing, nips or tears to the paper.
Paperback Book Oswald Mosely Mosely-Right or wrong? A first edition published in1961 enabling you to make your own decision! Excelent condition, some foxing to cover pages
Parade Bayonet A long parade bayonet from the renown manufacturer "Puma" of Solingen. Blade in overall excellent condition with some minor plate loss near tip. Washer intact. Pommel and crossguard retain most of their silvered plating. Pommel button and spring working correct. Scabbard with all of black finish.
Parade Bayonet From the less common manufacturer Paul Seilhiemer, Solingen. Grip plates secured by domed rivets and in fine condition. Finish to pommel and crossguard somewhat speckle with missing finish, however pommel push button and spring working correctly. Blade washer still present to upp r ricasso, finish to plated blade bubbling in small areas. Some minor chips to the cutting edge. Complete with well made black four rivet frog which has no more ssing stitching, rips or tears. Wrapped about the frog is a green and white NCO's portepee in excellent used condition. A good representative example from this less commonly encountered maker
Paratroopers Clasp This rare badge has been attributed to the Fallmshirmjäger, is about 2.5 inches long, and retains much gilding, whilst the high spots are polished silver with wear. Superbly detailed diving eagle clutching a swastika is surrounded by oak and icanthus leaves, the whole being mounted on a further double sprig of larger oak leaves. The Assman makers mark is raised from the reverse. Wide fixing pin is undamaged, whilst the pin and catch function perfectly.
Parsde belt of the Hitler Youth A leather belt marked "100" on the end of the tongue, equiped with a plated steel "Blut und Ehre" inscribed buckle. Some remnants of the backing remain on the belt, whilst the leather is somewhat stiff and cracked. Most of the plated finish remains on the front face although some rusting appears on the reverse.
Party Flag A great party flag some 14 inches by 11, being the perfect size for display alone, or to use as a background to display daggers, medals etc. Double sided, of quality machine stitched red material with a sewn white central ground and seperately applied sewn black swastica. "Tube" type support to one side to facilitate hanging from a rope etc. Minor staining to one face. A quality item which will complement any type of Third Reich collection
Pearl Harbour commemorative. A highly unusual WW2 commemorative badge presumably for civilian use urging the population never to forget the sacrifices made at pearl harbour. Consisting of a pin back badge attached by ribbon to an American eagle stamped insignia, the whole is in good condition with only minor fraying to the ribbon and slight discolouring to the pin back badge.
Peoples Welfare Organisation Stickpin The Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (NSV), meaning "National Socialist People's Welfare", was a social welfare organization during the Third Reich. The NSV was established in 1933, shortly after the NSDAP took power in Germany. Its seat was in Berlin This membership pin is made of a die struck alloy base that has been blackened. The obverse features a stylized "NSV" in a circle on a black field. The reverse has a flat back with an embossed “RZM" , "Ges. Gesch" and "M1/34" It also has a soldered and knurled tombak stick pin to the back. In superb condition showing almost no wear.
Period Eickhorn Carving Set A most unusual set of flatware items clearly assembled by the famous Eickhorn Company of Solingen post war and bearing their late war "over the shoulder" squirrel maker mark, possibly for sale to,the occupying forces. Consisting of carving knife, fork and sharpening steel, all have been made from left over dagger stock, including ferrules and grips. In excellent condition, only the knife shows any sign of age having some staining to the blade, but no nicks to the cutting edge. An unusual collectable.
Personalised "Roon" Pattern Sword. This pattern was a very simple one, having the detailing engraved into the hilt rather then being raised out in the manner of other swords. This sword has wonderful gilding throughout, very nearly 100% intact. The pommel, backstrap and grip flaps are engraved with oak leaves. This engraving is extremely deep and has been accented with hand worked veins and pebbling. The “P” guard has the same sort of embellishment, as does the ferrule,mane has an officers portepee wrapped about it, being itself in great condition. The crossguard is ornamented with a series of acorns that run the length. The langet has an engraved Wehrmacht eagle and swastika, flawlessly rendered and very beautiful. Lifting this plain example above the norm however is the reverse Langet which has been deeply engraved with the entwined initials "OA" The grip is also a fine example, being constructed with a base of carved wood and covered in black celluloid. The celluloid is perfect throughout and is tightly wrapped with lines of three wires, the center strand being twisted. The scabbard of this Roon is also in nice condition, retaining much original black paint. The blade of this sword has highest quality nickel plating having only minor plate loss towards the tip. The reverse ricasso does not appear to be maker marked. The original brown leather blade buffer is in place. An extremely nice Roon Pattern Sword with the benefit of personalisation.
Photograph Album to include "Dr Robert Ley" Cruise Ship An interesting family album of photographs commencing with a family holiday to Switzerland in the 1932 and concluding with wedding groups of Officers with uniforms, swords etc. What raises this album above the norm is the inclusion of photos taken from, and onboard, the Dr Robert Ley, a ship launched to prove to the German workers the truth behind the KFD organisation, who considered that: "The purpose of the ‘Kraft durch Freude’ organisation is to show the less fortunate the wonders and beauties of their nation. It opens opportunities to the people that formerly were reserved for the well-to-do." Launched in 1938 and handed over to the DAF organisation on March 24th 1939 to offer cruise ship sailing to the masses, she served in this role for a mere two months before being used for transporting soldiers back from Spain following the Spanish Civil War, and by August of 1939 she was re commissioned as a hospital ship to serve the Wehrmacht. The photos included in this album can therefore be accurately dated to April or May 1939, and considering this short time "Robert Ley" spent in service, must be considered somewhat rare.
Photographic Study of a Luftwaffe Officer A professional,monochrome, full length study of a Luftwaffe officer at ease. Whilst studies such as this are not unusual, finding one of this size certainly is. In a frame measuring some 12x9 inches, the photograph itself is over 9x6 inches, and shows uniform and the second model flyers dagger in great detail. Angreatbaddition to a Luftwaffe collection.
Plaque for SA Horse breeders This heavy metal award, some 5 inches in diameter is in excellent condition showing only minor wear to the obverse and reverse surfaces. Raised from the reverse surface is the inscription which translates " for faithful service and capable training of the young german riders" followed by a fascimile of Hitlers signature. A fine addition to an SA collection.
Plastic Stickpin A rare example of a stickpin moulded from plastic or resin and produced as a day badge, "tinnie" or lapel badge during the early days of the Third Reich. Approximately one inch in diameter and featuring an outstretched wing eagle clutching a wreathed mobile swastica. Straight 2 inch pin attached to the rear. A rare survivor.
Police Cap Eagle This Aluminum Police Cap Eagle features an open wreath of oak leaves and a superimposed open-winged eagle. The eagle grasps a wreath and raised mobile swastika. One fixing pin to the rear has been lost. An extremely vaulted insignia, with excellent definition to all features including the stipples background tomthe swastika which is often worn away on these alluminium examples.
Police Officers Sword (Degen) This sword is in untouched condition, and is the type worn by officers as indicated by the fluted pommel cap. This cap shows no sign of removal or abuse by the use of grips to turn it. The D guard has some minor plating loss particularly to the inner surface. The ferrule features the six standing oak leaves and acorns design. Each oak leaf has very nice handwork to enhance the features. The ebony grip of this degen is in excellent condition. It is tightly wrapped with nickel wire and has a fine aluminum Police insignia in the center which retains much detailing to both bird and wreath. The reverse of the grip is complete with the cover plate used to conceal the mounting of the grip wire. The scabbard is straight throughout and appears to have original paint being 90 percent intact. It has some crazing in the finish but could probably be cleaned up a bit if the next owner so desired. The lower mount is the standard nickel-plated type, with a pattern of decorative accent lines in the center. The upper mount has the Wotan’s Knot design, still crisp throughout and with pebbling in the center areas. All factory darkening remains within the scroll work of the mount. This mount is retained by two screws, one in each of the lower loops of the knot. The scabbard throat has an SS-Kulturzeichen stamping that matches that seen on the lower hilt underside. The plated plain blade is 31.5 inches in length and is in excellent condition, there is some very minor age smudging in the surface of the blade on both sides, but not much. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar 35/41 trademark of the Eickhorn company, and the original white blade washer is in place.
Police Officers Sword- Carl Eickhorn This sword is in excellent and is a quality product of the famous Eickhorn Company of Solingen. It is the type worn by officers as indicated by the fluted pommel cap. This cap has minor signs of removal at some time, and along with the D guard has some minor plating loss particularly to the reverse. The ferrule features the six standing oak leaves and acorns design, whilst the ebony grip of this degen is in good condition. It is wrapped with nickel wire (one loose strand) and has a fine copper police insignia in the center which retains much detailing to both bird and wreath, but has lost any plating it may once have had. The reverse of the grip is complete with the cover plate used to conceal the mounting of the grip wire. The scabbard is straight throughout and appears to have original paint with some evidence of light rusting beneath the paint surface. The lower mount is the standard nickel-plated type, with a pattern of decorative accent lines in the center. The upper mount has the Wotan’s Knot design, still crisp throughout and with pebbling in the center areas. Most factory darkening remains within the scroll work of the mount. This mount is retained by two screws, one in each of the lower loops of the knot. The scabbard throat has an SS-Kulturzeichen stamping that matches that seen on the lower hilt underside. The plated plain blade is 31.5 inches in length and is in superb bright condition, there being no loss of plating at all. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the familiar 35/41 trademark of the Eickhorn company, and the original white blade washer is in place.
Police Uniform Patch Grey/green patch consisting of an eagle with outstretched wings looking to its right. Black mobile swastika in a wreath clutched in the birds talons. The whole surrounded by a wreath of oak leaves. In good condition with no fraying or mothing. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Police Uniform Patch This oval patch is of two piece construction, being material to the front and felt to the rear. An open wing eagle clutching a swastika surrounded by an oak leaf wreath adornes the obverse. Eagle is pink with grey highlighting. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Political Eagle Stickpin This NSDAP National Eagle Hoheitsabzeichen Lapel Stickpin is constructed from a die struck nickel-alloy base that has been silver washed and blackened. The obverse depicts a German National Eagle with outstretched wings clutching a wreathed mobile swastika on a pebbled blackened background in its talons. Soldered on plain pin and measuring approximately 1 inch wide by ¾ of an inch. Excellent early quality stickpin.
Political Leaders Cap Cockade This political leader’s cap cockade has a red lined enamel circular outside with an inner metal rim featuring a floating black enamel swastika in the center. The two prongs are in place on the reverse of this cockade. The reverse is a silvered color and it is marked, “RZM M 1/34”. Superb enamelling to obverse, age tarnishing to the rear. A super example.
Portable Signalling Lantern Manufactured by Harley Aldis under the stock code AP. 198432, this battery powered signalling lantern saw service throughout WW2 and into the immediate post war era. This particular example is of the standard "two colour and clear" configuration and is in exceptional overall condition, still retaining the spare bulb within the handle, presumably requiring only a replacement battery to bring it to operating condition. Still contained within its blue/grey wooden storage case.
Portepee/Faustriemen This sword or dagger portepee is still bound with the original tie about the strap. This strap is of grey material interwoven with three parallel yellow stripes. Crown is yellow and acorn grey, filled with a yellow material to its base.
Portepee/Trodell This portepee would have been for use on the Degen or bayonet, and may be associated with the Prussian Infantry Officers Degen from 1881-1886. Gold strap with twin black stripes, tightly woven gold acorn cap and ball. Lower ball "stuffing" gone to time.
Possible Panzer shoulder board This board is of silver bullion piping on a black felt like background. The securing tab is complete and soundly fixed some slight discolouring to the bullion but otherwise good condition.
Post War BUF Leaflet Dated 1953, this booklet emphasise the point that the BUF, or at least its ideals, did not fade away in Britain following the end of WW2. Titled " A workers Policy" this publication seeks to demonstrate the unfairness of the working system, and at times reads like the communist manifesto. Social history at its most relevant. In excellent condition with no rips or tears. Staples present, minor discolouration commensurate with age.
Postcards A selection of 3 original wehrmacht themed postcards in unused condition. Available individualy priced at £5 per card. Please state preference when ordering.
Powder Flask Some 9 inches in overall length, the body and of this flask is of leather, which still remains flexible despite its age. The attached pouring device is of rudimentary design whereby a metal "paddle" may be repositioned on a pivoting arm to regulate the volume of charge being dispensed. The positions for the paddle are labeled as 1 and 1/8oz, and 1 and 1/4oz. What appears to be a silver shield remains attached to the leather, upon which a monogram may have been engraved.
Powder Flask A metal powder or shot flask which appears to date from around 1850. The hinged lid appears to be inscribed with "Oz 2 i/4" One small dent, superficial corrosion commensurate with age.
Powder Horn Constructed possibly from a cow horn, sealed at the bottom with a hardwood cover which has been cleverly secured by the use of brass studs, whilst the narrow top end has been fitted with a turned brass cap and screw threaded stopper. A pair of carrying rings securely fitted to the short side. A very well made item that would perform equally as a decorative piece or for use by a re-enactor.
Pre War Swiss Shooting Medal Another shooting medal, made by Huguenin Frères of Le Locle being issued at the shooting festival held in Unterkulm in Switzerland in 1934. Unterkulm is a municipality in the district of Kulm in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland. Suspended from a black and faded blue ribbon( which would once have matched the colours of the shield) upon which is a metal tag inscribed "Kranzauszeichnung" or shooting wreath award. A beautiful and inexpensive vintage shooting award.
Prototype Certificate with Printers Covering Letter In common with all official German paperwork of the period, this selection is completed with superb calligraphy, and appears to be a printers submission for a new school certificate in a cardboard protective sleeve. Included with the prototype is a colour representation of the Führer as well as a covering letter from the supplier to support their product and give a price breakdown-if you now better, please let us know! Superb unissued condition, collectable in its own right or a fantastic backdrop to any Third Reich collection.
Province Day Badge An uncommon day badge, being issued in Bielefeld in 1936. Inscription reads " Gautag NSLB Gau Westfalen - Nord Bielefeld / 1936" featuring a Boy and girl in profile sheltered by an eagle with a swastika partly visible at the top. Correctly attached fastening pin to the reverse. In excellent condition.
Puma Fighting Knife An excellent original example of a fighting knife by the reputed manufacturer "Puma" of Solingen. Copies of this knife abound, but here we have an original example, clearly well used but still in very collectible condition. Fixed to the excellent condition scabbard is a "field upgrade" modification of leather hanger and belt loop, which is now showing signs of use and age wear, but will remain serviceable when used only for display. A most interesting piece.
Puma Fighting Knife An excellent knife, which, at some time during its history has been savagely sharpened to form an even more formidible weapon, used perhaps for skinning. What remains however is a reasonably priced example of what is becoming a difficult piece to acquire in any condition. Grip and crossguards good, blade heavily sharpened, majority of finish remaining to scabbard.
RAD "ThankYou" Stickpin Manufactured from a die struck bronze base that has been bronzed washed and contains red, white and black enamel work. The oval shaped obverse depicts a centrally placed downward pointing black spade shovel with a mobile swastika on it, and a wheat sheaf coming out of either side. This lies on a white background and is surrounded by “Arbeits Dank” (Work Gratitude) which is on a red pebbled background. The reverse has a soldered on round plate and knurled stickpin. It is also marked “Ges Gesch.”. The enamel work is in very good condition.
RAD cuff title This super cuff title is approximately 14 inches in length, having the RAD triangle, ges gesh and presumably makers mark-G & W-embroidered on one end Some slight pulling to the threads on the reverse, but these could clearly be trimmed by the purchaser if required.
RAD Female membership badge Membership badge for the Reicharbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend-RADwj, the female branch of the national labour service. Those girls in the organisation who had been members for more than a year, but did not hold leadership positions, were permitted to wear this award as a brooch at the throat. Showing period repair to the reverse, the obverse of this particular badge has crisp finish to the obverse, and a correctly operating attachment pin.
RAD Group Photo This 9x7 Photo has been mounted on stiff card, and appears to show the members of an Arbeitsgau, which appears to be "165" according to the arm patches. An interesting study which emphasise the extreme youth of these men.
RAD Service Medal in Silver Near mint example of the third class award for 12 years service in the Reichsarbeitsdienst. All silver remaining with bright frosting to the highlights. Small section of parade mounted corn flower blue ribbon remains in the suspension ring. A superb example
RAD Service Stickpin To be worn on civilian clothing to recognise service in the Reichsarbeitsdienst, this superb shield shaped badge contains the RAD emblem of spade and wheatsheaf in black upon a white background, the whole surrounded by a red border. Excellent enamelling and marked to the reverse with RAD triangle, Ges Gesch and maker mark ELM. Needle sharp barley twist pin.
RAD Service Stickpin To be worn on civilian clothing to recognise service in the Reichsarbeitsdienst, this superb shield shaped badge contains the RAD emblem of spade and wheat-sheaf in black upon a white background, the whole surrounded by a red border. Excellent enamelling and marked to the reverse with RAD triangle and maker mark "B.S.W." Needle sharp barley twist pin.
RAD Thank You Lapel Badge Manufactured from a die struck bronze base that has been bronzed washed and contains red, white and black enamel work. The oval shaped obverse depicts a centrally placed downward pointing black spade shovel with a mobile swastika on it, and a wheat sheaf coming out of either side. This lies on a white background and is surrounded by “Arbeits Dank” (Work Gratitude) which is on a red pebbled background. The reverse has a typical pin and catch soldered on and is marked “Ges Gesch.” The enamel work is in very good condition.
Radio Operator and Air Gunners Badge Radio Operator & Air Gunner's Badge (Fliegerschützenabzeichen für Bordfunker) awarded to radio operators, air gunners and mechanics (flight engineers) who were members of the Luftwaffe after they completed two months training or had taken part in at least five operational flights. If wounded during an operational flight, the badge could be awarded and worn earlier. Later in June 1942, a separate badge was introduced for Air Gunners and Flight Engineers. That badge had the same qualifications. This example is missing its vertical pin and attachment assembly. Maker Mark JMME to the reverse. Priced as a reproduction.
Radio Operators and Air Gunners Badge. First introduced in March 1936, the recipient had to have successfully completed two months training or participated in 5 operational flights. An earlier award could be made for recipients wounded on an operational flight. Finish on this badge is patinated with age, but still having excellent definition to eagle, wreath and swastika. Reverse is not maker marked, but pin, hinge and catch work perfectly
Rare Automotive Industry Stickpin The German Association of the Automotive Industry VDA (Verband der Automobilindustrie ) is a German interest group of the German automobile industry, both automobile manufactures and automobile component suppliers. The group is located in Berlin, and was begun in 1901. The Automotive industry was vital to the aims of the NSDAP, and this organisation was central to the supply and manufacture of all vehicles during WW2. Lozenge shaped pin with raised initials VDA above a swastica, reverse with raised "Ges Gesh" in a rectangle. Correctly soldered barley twist 2 inch needle sharp pin. A rare item
Rare Distributor Long Firemans Dress Bayonet Third Reich era fireman's dress bayonet with the 25 cm blade, marked by a distributor or retail seller of equipment being Karl Henkel, Bielefeld and stamped as such on the obverse Ricasso, with "Solingen" on the reverse. This company still exists & still sells fire department ephemera. Initial production examples such as this use the letter "K" in the mark, whilst later ones become "C" in the name spelling. Most finish remaining to pommel, backstrap and recurve crosguard, undamaged chequered grip plates retained by domed headed rivets. Good bright blade with no damage to the cutting edge. Much original paint finish to scabbard with only paint spidering testifying to age. A nice example by a difficult to find supplier.
Rare Wreath and Cockade Assembly The organisation which issued this original wreath and cockade assembly remains unknown to us-if you have any information please let us know. It may relate to the Finnish navy and consists of a black felt background on which is fixed a beautiful gold thread icanthus? leaf wreath, to the base of which is secured crossed batons or similar. in the centre is a beautiful, blue enamelled flag on a gold flagpole assembly, the flag carrying a gold Swastica. A superbly detailed item which has yet to be identified, but must be extremely rare?
Recruitment Pamphlet -Union Movement A post war pamphlet encouraging the British public to become members of Oswald Mosleys "Union Movement" and including an application form to be completed by anyone willing to join- a rare survivor of a low point in British history.
Reichsbund Stickpin This half inch diameter pin has red and black enamelling work to the obverse, whilst a knarled two inch pin is soldered to the rear. In excellent overall condition.
Reichskolonialbund Stickpin The Reichskolonialbund -RKB (Reich Colonial League) was a collective body that absorbed all German colonial organisations during the time of the Third Reich. It was led by Franz Ritter von Epp. The emblem of the Reichskolonialbund was based on the flag of the German East Africa Company, and is represented in this beautiful enamelled pin. Marked "L" and "Ges Gesch" to the rear and with a knurled pin attached. Super condition with no damage to enamel
Reichsluftschutzbund Stick Pin A superb pin by the renowned manufacturer H Aurich of Dresden, and marked as such to the rear. Approximately 3/4 of an inch in diameter with an enameled blue background, mounted to which is a silver sunburst inset with enamelled RLB initials and a mobile swastica. " Barley twist " pin soldered to rear. Patent protection mark "Ges Gesh." To the rear. A super pin.
Reichstreubund 10 Year Loyalty Stickpin The Association of German Front Fighter Associations was an association of German veterans' associations founded in October 1936. It was organized by the German Reichskriegerbund (Kyffhäuserbund), the Nazi War Overseer, the Soldiers 'Union, the NS-German Navy Federation, the Navy Officers' Union and the Colonial War Covenant, the Bund of the Waffenringe, the Reichsverband Deutscher Offiziere, and the Reichsstreubund of former professional soldiers. Until the dissolution in 1945, the President was the Duke Carl Edward of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha. Nice silvered badge is marked on the reverse to "J G Gante Ges. Gesch."
Remington Bayonet Dated 1917 and having a blade of some 16 inches in length, in good condition with minor signs of rusting. Pommel and crossguard in good condition, grip plates sound. Leather scabbard in excellent condition with stampings to upper seamed area (???VNL44?)
Remington Bayonet Dated 1913 and having a blade of some 16 inches in length, in good condition with an excellent blade having no nicks to the cutting edge. Pommel and crossguard in good condition, with correctly functioning push button and spring and excellent wooden grip plates. Leather scabbard in good condition with some pitting to the upper and lower scabbard fittings.
Replacement Spring Clip Pebbled clip, marked D.R.G.M. to the reverse. Perfect operating condition.
Replacement Sprung Belt Clip Pebbled clip with correctly operating spring. Ideal for repairing a short SA hanger.
Retailers Card of Swastica Stickpins TWELVE mint swastica stick pins mounted to the original card stock. Barley twist pins with perfect black swasticas.
Richard Herder Stock Catalogue. A rare survivor from the inter war years, being a fully illustrated, multi language, hard bound catalogue for the Solingen manufacturer, Richard Herder. The breadth of manufacturing from this supplier is astonishing: from army Knives to wood carving knives, champagne openers to tart servers to hunting knives. It would be impossible for any modern maker to offer the variety of stock that was offered then. In excellent condition with no missing pages or foxing to the paper. Minor damage to hardback cover. An amazing reference which must be virtually unique.
RKB Lapel Badge The Reichskolonialbund -RKB (Reich Colonial League) was a collective body that absorbed all German colonial organisations during the time of the Third Reich. It was led by Franz Ritter von Epp. The emblem of the Reichskolonialbund was based on the flag of the German East Africa Company, and is represented in this beautiful enamelled badge. Marked with a makers stylised mark and "Ges Gesch" to the rear and with a period design attachment pin.
RLB Buckle with leather belt This belt is quite short, being only about 32 inches in total length, perhaps worn by a teenager or even designed for a " kinder" uniform. It is stamped on the reverse with what appears to be a political eagle in ink.it is still supple and needs only an application of polish to display very well. Buckle is of aluminium and is unmarked on the reverse. Wreath of the Seperately applied RLB emblem has a minor dent to one side, but RLB eagle is well defined as is pebbled backing.
RLB Door Plaque This large plague is approximately 3 inches by five inches, and is in excellent condition, having no damage to the bronzed finish or to the four fixing holes. Excellent definition to the RLB emblem and wording to the front. A quality item to display with an RLB collection of daggers or related memorabilia.
RLB Door Plaque Silvered plaque some 3 inches in diameter. Most silvering remains to the base metal pressing, no damage to fixing holes. Excellent to display with related Luftschütz paraphernalia
RLB lapel Badge A miniscule badge being a perfect representation of the second pattern RLB insignia as applied to the dagger, armband etc. Approximately 1/2 inch in diameter, die struck alloy constructionwith bright silver washed and enameled finishes. The badge features a silver washed, embossed, forty-eight point, sunburst pattern base with a superimposed, enamelled, mobile , swastika to the center. Complete with perfectly sprung attachment pin and marked " Ges Gesh H Aurich Dresden" to the reverse.
RLB Plaque This item measures approximately 4x3 inches, possibly made of tin with fixing holes in each corner. The obverse is white and blue with large portions of lacquer remaining over the entire surface. The wording indicates a " clearing" which took place in 1934 in the area of Rheinpfalz sponsored by the RLB. The reverse is painted brown. An interesting item to complement an RLB collection.
RLB Plaque A bronzed pressed plaque approximately 2.5 inches in diameter having 3 fixing holes equi spaced around its perimeter. Inscription which translates to "self help ground clearance". In excellent condition with very little sign of age.
RLB Stickpin An excellent Reichsluftschutzbund stick pin in the shape of the first style insignia. Reverse marked "Ges Gesch" and a maker of "Enders Ober Rahmede" most of silvering and blue enamel work remaining. Complete with properly attached barley twist attachment pin. Fine condition.
RLB Stickpin The RLB was established by the Reich Air Ministry in April 1923, from the existing German Protection League (Deutches Luftschutzverband) by Hermann Goring's declaration that the RLB was to be the official air raid protection service of the state. The primary mission assigned to the RLB was to protect the cities and population from hostile attacks. The group was also charged with training the civilian population in civil defence subjects and air raid precautions. With the exception of a small cadre of career officers, the remainder of the force was composed of volunteers. Reichsluftschutzbund Stick Pin An excellent quality, highly "vaulted" pin by the manufacturer Hoffstätter of Bonn and marked as such to the rear. Approximately 3/4 of an inch in diameter with an enameled blue background, mounted to which is a silver sunburst inset with enamelled RLB initials and a mobile swastica. " Barley twist " pin soldered to rear. Patent protection mark "Ges Gesh." Minor loss of silvering to sunburst.
Rolls of WW2 German military thread This selection of 19 rolls of assorted threads were discovered in the loft space of dweling which was to be demolished. Some rolls are RZM and SS marked, and have never been started, showing only minor discolouration on the ends of the rolls from storage and age. Assorted colours as shown in the photos. For sale as a complete lot, not as individual rolls.
Royal Bulgarian Army Dagger The hilt fittings of this rare dagger have lost their silver plating (or never had any?) and now show as polished brass. Dark age patina to the undamaged open Simon’s crown pommel which is complete with its delicate cross in perfect condition. Crossguard is in the form of two outward facing lion heads with raised Bulgarian crest on the obverse center, which retains its silver finish. Reverse features a raised facsimile of the Bulgarian Military Order for Bravery which also retains its silver finish. Light orange celluloid grip shows light surface wear with two small chips adjacent to the Crossguard and several tiny chips to the serrations and is complete with tight twisted silver wire wrap. Plated, double-etched blade grades highly with light surface wear but no nicks to the cutting edge and is complete with brown leather blade buffer pad. Obverse blade features the Bulgarian Simon’s crown and Cyrillic “BN” (cipher of King Boris III—1918-1943), while the reverse bears the Cyrillic inscription, “Za Nami Boga” (God is with us). Dent-free, silver-plated German Army Officer pattern scabbard shows light surface wear/age patina with some minor dents. Dagger is complete with rare leather service hangers constructed of double brown leather straps gold/brass oak leaf buckles, slides, and pebbled clips with nickel-plated suspension clip. Included with the dagger is a rare Bulgarian Army Officer brocade dress belt constructed of ribbed aluminum bullion measuring 50 mm wide backed by white cloth and with three alternating gold stripes running the length of the belt. Belt is complete with belt loop being stamped with a rampant lion logo and the initials TB. Very rare combination with ultra rare straps and belt loop!
SA Dagger -Waffenhammer (Max Kaiser, Deggendorf) Rated a "6" on the Mcsarr scale, this early piece is in super condition and looks never to have been apart. Solid nickle upper and lower guards are crisp and have deep accent lines. Pommel nut appears not to have been turned since its first assembly, having no signs of damage or scratching at all. Light fruitwood grip is in excellent condition and has a superbly detailed "high neck" eagle perfectly inset, as is the SA insignia. Group marking "BO" stamped to obverse lower crossguard. Bright blade in excellent condition has several nicks to the edges which cannot be seen but only felt with a thumbnail. SA motto "Alles Fürer Deutschland" precisely etched and with all the background darkening in place. Makers mark "Waffenhammer Deggendorf" within concentric circles stamped to upper reverse. Anodised scabbard in good condition, upper fitting missing one screw, lower fitting with dented ball. An excellent example of a "woodwork" SA at a great price.
SA Membership Pin Some 3/4 of an inch in diameter, this pin is in the form of the SA insignia, die struck from a light metal, and silver washed. Marked "RZM 13" to the reverse. Knurled pin soldered to the rear is needle sharp. Excellent overall condition.
SA Membership Stickpin Some 3/4 of an inch in diameter, this pin is in the form of the SA insignia, die struck from a light metal, and silver washed. Marked "Ges. Geschutz" to the reverse. Knurled pin soldered to the rear is meedle sharp. Excellent worn condition.
SA Membership Stickpin Identical to the emblem found in the organisations dress dagger, this pin shows a little wear to the highlights and the enamel insert. Knurled pin soldered to rear.
SA Reserve Stickpin An SA reserve II stickpin, constructed from a die struck nickel-silver base that has been silver washed. The obverse features a winged black shield with a white mobile swastika on it, both beautifully detailed in enamel work. The reverse is maker marked with a logo and “Ges. Gesch.”. It has a soldered oval plate, and barley twist pin to the back. The face measures approximately 1 inche wide by 3/8 inches high. A very nice example of an uncommon pin.
SA Sports Armband insignia This original insignia is approximately 3 inches in diameter, and has been cut from an armband, but fortunately still retains the paper RZM tag to the rear, having a run number of "375196" An excellent display piece to add to your SA collection without breaking the bank!
SA Sportsbadge in Original SA Marked Presentation Box Clearly it is the box which makes this offering exceptional. The miniature SA sports badge is effectively unworn with superb detailing to the obverse, whilst the reverse is marked with a "6" numeral. Perfect barley twist pin. The presentation box is a superb example having an inset enamelled SA sigrunne to the brown outlined lid, identical to that found in the grip of the SA dagger. Internally having a raised brown felt base lining and a green silk lid lining. Perfect catch and hinge assemblies. A rare thing.
SA Sportsbadge stickpin on Original Card Stock. Marked to the rear with the numeral "6" this unissued pin badge is in tremendous condition and still attached to the original "LDO" card stock. Needle sharp and perfectly straight barley twist pin. Super addition to a stickpin or SA collection.
Salesmans sample board This cardboard display board is mounted with five seperate silk ribbons each of which appears to commemorate an NSDAP activity, and presumably would have been sold to the public to commemorate a particular event. The table printed on the reverse seems to give a price breakdown of these items related to quality,and would have been used by the retailer to calculate the wholesale price of the ribbons. A fascinating insight into the marketing power of the NSDAP.
Scabbard Fitting for Hirschfänger. Despite some minor loss of of gilding, this brass based scabbard chape fitting is in fine condition, and would furnish a good replacement for a missing or damaged item. Holes for staples spotted but not drilled.
Schnapps Cup Standing some 2 inches high, this heavy metal "shot glass" is decorated with 3 finely made Luftwaffe eagles attached to its upper perimeter. Stamped "Munchen 9" to the base. It has the appearance of being made from a shell case, but the material is not copper or brass. An interesting collectible.
Schnapps Cup from the time of the Invasion of France A super commemorative cup enscribed "Mont de Laffaux/ Soissons 5.6.1940-8.6.1940" and entwined initials which could be TK and the number 501. To the base is the marking 800, a moon and a crown. Worthy of research
School Certificate Prototype In common with all official German paperwork of the period, this selection is completed with superb calligraphy, and appears to be a printers submission for a new school certificate in a cardboard protective sleeve. Included with the prototype is a picture of the Führer with schoolchildren as well as a covering letter from the supplier to support their product and give a price breakdown-if you now better, please let us know! Superb unissued condition, collectable in its own right or a fantastic backdrop to any Third Reich collection.
Scottish Knife The Skean Dhu (in Gaelic Sgian Dubhs, "black knife" or "hidden knife") is a traditional tool and weapon, kept in the right sock - but could be also put in the left one if the owner is left handed. Originally it was used for everyday tasks, such as preparing meals and protection, but has now resorted to being of decorative use in the main. This example is of steel with a black covering, leather to the scabbard and wood or plastic to the grip. In excellent condition.
Service Axe These heavy utility items saw service in many areas of the Reich both between the wars and during WW2, being issued not just to fire departments but to members of TENO and RAD units also. Being some twenty inches in overall length, this axe is in excellent condition, showing signs of use, but not abuse in its surfaces. Unadorned head shows very minor signs of corrosion commensurate with age, and is slightly loose on the shaft, which retains all its black painted finish. A heavy duty black leather protector complete with attached adjustable leather carrying strap still remains with the axe, which may account for the excellent overall condition of the entire unit.
Service Time Miniature A miniature " in Memory of My Service Time " commemorative in the form of a small plaque which may have been attached to a walking stick, judging by its rounded shape. Nicely detailed paint or enamelled finish. Unusual.
Sew-In Dagger Hanger This suspension clip was designed to be sewn into the uniform to facilitate carrying a dagger when a belt was not practical, and consists of a ten inch length of grey double stitched strapping, with a push in Spring clip attached to one end. Strapping in perfect condition with remains of the original "in uniform" stitching at one end. Spring clip works perfectly and retains most of its plating.
Sheath Knife Some 11 inches in length and with a plastic or bone handle. Alluminium pommel and steel crossguard. Serated edges to blade which is marked Mundial and Brazil. No scabbard.
Shell Cases A pair of 2 pounder shell cases dated 1940 and 1942
Shooting Association Members Stickpin A Superb example of the Schutzenverband stick pin, being manufactured from a die struck nickel-silver base that has been silver washed. The obverse shows a centrally placed closed winged black enamel eagle with a white and gold enameled target on its chest on a pebbled field and is surrounded by: “Deutscher Schützen-Verband” (German Shooting Federation). The reverse is maker marked: “E. Schmidhäussler Pforzheim”. The soldered on round plate barley twist pin remains needle sharp. The face measures 5/8 of an inch in diameter. Beautiful silvering and enamel work! Superb.
Shooting award This most unusual and attractive shooting award appears to be of bronze and is quite heavy. Some five inches in diameter,the award was clearly given by the shooting organisation in Westfalen for a shooting competition in this gau, as the horse motif on the obverse of the medal forms part of the coat of arms for Westfalia, as confirmeb by the presentation inscription on the reverse. Details of the winner of this prize appear in a raised area of the reverse, but most of this information is now unreadable. A fascinating piece worthy of further research
Shooting certificates/ targets This fascinating set of three shooting prize certificates to one man also form the target he was shooting at, as demonstrated by the .22 size whole in each one! One is dated December 1894, the other two are for consecutive days in November 1897, and indicate that the distances shot at were 150 and 200 metres. Centred in the target is the regiment to which the shooter belonged, his name, and the signature of his commanding officer, the whole surrounded by overlapping laurel and oak leaves in green. This information is repeated in pencil on the reverse of the award. A fascinating piece of German shooting history. Ree
Shooting Club Stickpin Stamped hollow back brass acorn leaf with shooting target superimposed. Plain pin attachment soldered to rear.
Shooting Cutlass Frog An unusual frog removed from a German shooting association (Deutsche Schützenverband) cutlass. The supple black leather frog is both stitched and riveted, having 3 rivets per side. Horizontal leather grip strap is stitched into the frog and terminates in a snap clip having the manufacturers name "STOCKO". To the reverse are the stampings "68" and "PC" in a square. In excellent used condition with no loose stitching or damage to the leather. A rare accoutrement.
Shoulder board An unidentified shoulder board being gold/brown piping on a black background. The retaining strap to the reverse is perfectly sound. Overall in excellent condition.
Shoulder Board Consisting of silver bullion piping on a black felt like background, this board has an excellent frontside but is missing the strap to the rear, nonethell a collectable example at a very reasonable price.
Shoulder board This shoulder board consists of a pair of bullion stripes on a brown felt background, the whole surrounded by a blue/purple piping. Some minor mothing to piping and tomthe brown felt.
Shoulder Board -Customs A shoulder board in the rank of "Zollsekretar". Green felt backing with piping in silver and green. Attached " RSV" bronzed cypher and 2 bronzed "pips" Good overall condition with some minor fraying to the lower edge
Shoulder Board for the HJ This Hitler Jugend shoulder board is 4 inches in length having the number "83" in white on the obverse. A nicely finished button hole is at one end, while the reverse is of soft felt material. Piping appears to be black.
Shoulder board- Customs A shoulder board in the rank of "Zoll Assistent". Green felt backing with piping in silver and green. Attached " RSV" cypher and one " pip" in bronzed metal. Excellent condition with no pulls to threads or fabric. Attachment strap complete.
Shoulder boards A pair of shoulder boards which have been identified- perhaps erroneously- to the Regierungsrat. These boards show minor wear and mothing as the photographs show, but still display well on the cardboard backing to which they are attached.
Shoulder boards-Gendarmerie These shoulder boards are in excellent condition, showing only minor mothing to the backing as shown in the photographs. Sold as a pair, they are mounted on cardboard ready for display The red/orange backing is slightly faded in places but the silver bullion piping is bright and tight.
Silesian Eagle Order This 2nd class award is in mint unissued condition having all the blackening and silver highlights. Instituted on the 19 of June 1919 by VI. Armee-Korps Generalleutnant Friedrich von Friedeburg, the Silesian Eagle was awarded in two classes, 2nd class for three months of service and 1st class for 6 months of service and could be adorned with oak leaves, swords, or both. This medal was one of the few Freikorps awards that were allowed to be worn on uniforms during the Third Reich after the 1935 ban on unofficial medals. However, the swords, and oak leaves, denoting additional bravery, merit or service were banned, but many veterans continued wearing them in active military service with the Third Reich.
Silver DRKB Shooting award DRKB Shooting award in Bronze ( 'Schießauszeichnung in Silber'). The DRKB 'Deutscher Reichskriegerbund' (Kyffhäuserbund) was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB 'Deutscher Kriegerbund', originally formed after the war of 1870-71. On 29 March 1938 the DRKB was renamed into NS-RKB 'Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund'. This is the 2nd model shooting award, made of 'Buntmetall', finished in silver wash. The badge is not visibly maker marked, having all,the finish to the mobile swastica mounted above crossed riflesgui_language_eng DRKB Shooting award in Bronze ( 'Schießauszeichnung in Bronze'). The DRKB 'Deutscher Reichskriegerbund' (Kyffhäuserbund) was formed during WWI, and was based on the DKB 'Deutscher Kriegerbund', originally formed after the war of 1870-71. On 29 March 1938 the DRKB was renamed into NS-RKB 'Nationalsozialistische-Reichskriegerbund'. This appears to be the 2nd model shooting award, made of 'Buntmetall', finished in a silver wash, but may be a brnze award which has lost its bronzed finish. The badge is not visibly maker marked, having all the black finish to the mobile swastica above crossed rifles. Priced as the bronze award.
Silver Would Badge A stickpin mounted version of the silver assault badge, designed to be worn on civilian clothing indicating that the bearer had ben awarder the full sized bade in recognition of being wounded in action on more than one occasion. A very small badge, impressed "ges" to the reverse, and mounted on a barley twist pin
Silver Wound Badge A private purchase version of this sought after badge, being stamped "L11" to the rear. Retaining as much as 1/3 of its original silver wash to the obverse with a little less to the reverse, with fine detailing to the helmet and crossed swords insignia. Needle pin and catch properly attached and functioning perfectly.
Silver Wound Badge Super example of this hard-earned "Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber", awarded for having received three or four wounds in combat, having the number "127" raised from the reverse. Thin needle pin correctly attached to solid back. Some minor oxidisation commensurate with age.
Silver Wound Badge in Presentation Case Unmarked later issue wound badge is in excellent condition retaining 99per cent of the silver wash to both the obverse and reverse. Correct thin pin and matching catch are solidly attached and function perfectly. LDO marked box of issue is in brown/red with marching velvet interior, cut out to receive the badge. Overall an excellent example of a private purchase badge becoming increasingly difficult to locate in today's market.
Slotted Rural Police Bayonet The pommel of this example is in the shape of the eagle head, looking to the viewer's left, and has good detail to the feathering decoration to the head. The mortice button works and there is a rifle slot with this example, which has been plugged with red felt. The crossguard is covered with overlapping, raised oak leaves on the obverse, and on the upturned reverse. Next to these leaves is stamped the original property numbers that were used during the Weimar period "S.D.I.192." The grip plates, which show a little bit of minor wear, are still in good condition. The lower edge of each plate shows signs of the original lower holes that were in the plates when the bayonet was longer and had a clamshell prior to the Nazis reworking it. These plates are a lighter color tan, with some darker browns in the deeper grain areas. The plates are retained by aluminum rivets, having dressed heads on the obverse. The police grip insignia is the open aluminum type, showing some mild surface wear. The insignia motif consists of an open winged eagle, clutching a swastika inside of a wreath. The eagle is superimposed over an oval wreath of oak leaves. The scabbard is a dark brown leather which is in good condition. This leather is still supple, being sewn up the rear in the standard manner. It has the twin line decorations which run down the edges of both sides. The nickel scabbard mounts have the scalloped edges where they meet the leather,and they are retained by staples. The property number is stamped on the upper scabbard mount, which matches that of the number on the crossguard. The thirteen inch blade reflects the cut down end, but the cut down was done quite nicely, and overall the blade is still nice and bright. This blade is also marked on the spine with some old arsenal stampings. The blade has the wide, fuller construction which runs to the tip, Indicating its shortening in the third reich period. The obverse ricasso has the full name and location of the producer: "P D LÜNESCHLOSS SOLINGEN" Dark brown leather frog is in good condition having just a little wear around the lug hole. A great example at a great price.
Small Scale Throwing Knife This small knife is some 7 inches in length, having a triangulat shaped blade with black grip plates riveted to the shaft. Contained within a leather scabbard having a snap clip fitting.
Social Welfare Medal This award "Medaille Fürer Deutsche Volkspflege" is in excellent condition having a crisp and detailed finish to both obverse and reverse, and having only the mildest of age tarnish to all surfaces. A short section of ribbon remains within the suspension ring. The main requirement for the award was that the service rendered should be to the benefit of the civil population. Reinhard Heydrich was awarded the decoration for his running of the Gestapo in the 1930s and for providing "security" to the German people. The infamous Doctor Joseph Mengele was also awarded the decoration in 1941, for providing medical services to wounded soldiers and civilians alike on the battlefields of the Eastern Front. Boy a rare award, but one which has connotations far beyond its common status.
Soldatenbund Visor Cap Eagle The veteramn association in Germany was active throughout both world wars, and is still so today. The cap eagle presented here is from the 1936-1938 period and consists of an outstretched wing eagle looking to its right, clutching a wreathed swastica in its talons with a black maltese cross upon its chest. In excellent condition with correct fixing pin attachment to the reverse. Marked with the german patent wording "Ges Gesh"
Soviet Makarov Pistol Holster The Makarov PM pistol or Pistolet Makarova, (literally Makarov's Pistol) is a Russian semi-automatic pistol. Under the project leadership of Nikolay Fyodorovich Makarov, it became the Soviet Union's standard military and police side arm from 1951 to 1991. Presented here is an early issue holster and belt loop assembly in excellent used condition, having a minor repair to the leather strap holding the belt loop to the holster. Flap with ink stampings which are indecipherable.
Spanish Blue Division Lapel Badge This beautifully enamelled lapel badge shows the Ferdinand arrows and the German-issue helmet symbolizing the solidarity of the Falangists and the volunteers with Germany in the valiant struggle against what they “rightfully envisioned” as Satanic Communism. The communist movement nearly conquered Spain and would have surely succeeded had it not been for the intervention of Hitler’s German Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War (July 1936-March 1939) and Mussolini’s Black Shirt legions between March 1923 and July 1923 The stickpin was worn on the off-duty clothing of active Blue Division soldiers and after the war, the veterans wore it proudly. Priced as a quality reproduction.
Special issue Hitler Youth Knife This youth knife has the rarely seen etching on the pommel, being a swastica flag and leaf decoration. All finish remaining to pommel, backstraps and crossguard. Ricasso has faint RZM markings, and remains of "Blut und Ehre" motto on the blade, both of which have been partially removed by over enthusiastic cleaning in the past. Some signs of sharpening to the blade. Scabbard in excellent condition, having fine leatherwork which is marked "LFS" on a leaf mark to the reverse.
Sprung Belt Clip A very lightweight presumably aluminium sprung clip, marked DRGM to the reverse. Some wear to pebbling commensurate with use.
Sprung Belt Clip Heavy clip having the finish often seen on DRK or Social Welfare strap hardware, being probably of cast alluminium delicately pebbled. In perfect operating condition.
Sprung Belt Clip Heavy Nickel clip with perfectly operating spring.
SS 8 Year Service Award SS 8 Year Long Service Medal. This award was was instituted on 21st October 1938 and bestowed after 8 years loyal service in the SS. This non magnetic, lightweight example has lost all its bronze finish, but has excellent definition to lettering on the reverse and to swastica, SS runes and oak leaf on the obverse. Priced as a reproduction
SS and Luftwaffe Clothes Pegs What appears to be a collection of wooden clothes pegs, 4 bearing impressed ink stamps of the Luftwaffe eagle clutching a swastica in its talons with the date 1944, and one having SS runes. The SS example is of a darker wood than the others and has no makers stamp, whilst the remainder are stamped "VASCO" to one side.
SS Atributed Cigarette Case A beautifull cigarette case complete with internal, elasticated retaining straps, and marked "Alpaca Hoka" to the push button. Floral decoration to the exterior, with a gold coloured plating to the interior. What makes this item interesting is the engraved initials "NP" to the front, whilst internal engraving reads: "Erinnerung an Das Unternehmen 'Zitadelle' SS Scharführer Norbert Palsen 1943" An item ripe for research.
SS Bugle This brass bugle with mouthpiece is approximately 20 inches overall and does not appear unusual until we look at the insignia brazed on to the bell. It is a superbly fashioned SS eagle with oak leaf wreath and swastica surrounded by the motto " Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" ! A small attachment chain remains fastened beneath the mouthpiece. In overall excellent condition and certainly stil playable by anyone with the skill to do so. If you are lucky enough to possess a trumpet banner, this item will make it shine!
SS Castle Wewelsburg Cream Jug This pretty jug stands just three and a half inches tall, and bears the makers mark "Wumag", being the manufacturer Würtemburgische Metallmanufaktur Adolf Knecht G.m.b.H, established 1899 in Cannstadt, Stuttgart, Germany. Volume of the jug is stamped as 1/8litre on the base with the SS runes and Wewelsburg mark heavily stamped beneath.
SS Castle Wewelsburg Drinking Cup/Mug SS marked Standing just over 4 inches tall, these conical drInking vessels are in superb condition, being stamped with the number "100" to the base, beneath which are deeply stamped the SS runes surrounded by the castle name " Wewelsburg" NB. Price is per single item. 5 available. Discounts available for multiple purchase.
SS Castle Wewelsburg Teaspoon /Grapefruit Spoon-Pattern 02 This spoon is just over 5 inches in length. Stamped to the rear handle is "A Balzer", next to which is the number "800", a moon shaped mark and the letter "W" within a star. The tang bears stamped SS runes surrounded by the name Wewelsburg. Superb, used condition.
SS Castle Wewelsburg Teaspoon/Grapefruit spoon-Pattern 01 5 and1/2 inches in overall length, demonstrating age and wear commensurate with use, but no loss of finish. Rear of handle stamped "B.KNAUER 750W" , with the SS runes and "Wewelsburg" in a circular mark on the tang. NB. price is per item. 3 available. A discount will be available for multiple purchase.
SS Castle Wewelsburg Teaspoon/Grapefruit Spoon-Pattern 03 In excellent used condition, being some 5 inches in overall length. To the rear handle is stamped "H WALTER" and the number 12. Heavily stamped into the tang are SS runes surrounded by the "Wewelsburg". 2 available. Priced per spoon, discount for multiple purchase.
SS Castle Wewelsburg-Coffee Pot Standing some 9 inches high this classic coffee pot is void of any maker mark, but still sports the SS runes mark, surrounded by the Wewelsburg name, stamped heavily into the base. One small dent to lower body and a tiny spot of missing plate.
SS Castle Wewelsburg-Salad Serving Spoon This spoon appears to have been cast in alluminium or similar light metal, and is approximately ten inches in overall length. Stamped to the reverse are the SS runes surrounded by the word WEWELSBURG in a circle.
SS Castle Wewelsburg-Sugar Bowl. Standing some five and a half inches from top of lid finial to base, this sugar bowl(?) is marked with the number 3 beneath its base, and carries the makers stamp "WUMAK" being the mark of Würtemburgische Metallmanufaktur Adolf Knecht G.m.b.H, established 1899 in Cannstadt, Stuttgart, Germany. SS runes, surrounded by the name Wewelsburg, are heavily stamped into the base. In excellent condition.
SS castle Wewelsburg-Tea/Coffee Pot A magnificent plated coffee or teapot from the manufacturer Gerhard & Co. Geislingen, Germany. Founded in 1800 by Richard Gerhardi in Lüdenscheid. From 1888 the factory was managed by Carl Steinweg and from 1902 the firm cooperated with great names such as Peter Behrens, Maurice Dufrène (France), Albert Reimann, Albin Müller, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Paul Haustein and Gottlieb Heintel (Berlin). The factory closed in 1930. Stamped to the base with the makers name and mark, pattern number (1580), the number "5" and the deeply struck SS runes surrounded by "Wewelsburg" in a circle. Superb
SS Cigarette Case A vintage Cigarette case which has been engraved with the owners initials and with the sigrune marking of the SS. To the front are letters "FJ", which corresponds with the name engraved on the inside of the case "Friedrich Jüngmerk Weihnachten 1944". Interestingly, also scratched internally is an additional inscription, reading " Deine Brigitte 1949". In good condition with both internal elasticated retainers. A very interesting case worthy of further research.
SS Helpers Lapel Badge in Original Case of Issue Unusual to find a lapel version of this badge, and to find one in its original box of issue is almost unknown. Badge is inscribed: DANK DER SS FÜR TREUE / HILFE I.D. KAMPFZEIT , and is numbered 1198 to the rear along with RZM M1/133, Badge in excellent condition with only minor wearing signs, brown box is lined with black felt and Ivory silk, with perfect catch and hinge. A very rare item!
SS Identity Disk An oval light metal disk measuring two and three quarter inches at its widest point. Stamped 10442 beneath which is " SS-Stu.Gesch.Aushv.E.Abt. All this mirrored about a horizontal triple cut out.
SS M33 Dagger-Relic Condition This astonishing item was discovered in a box of farm implements at a flea market in Berlin this year, and has clearly had a hard life! Covered overall with rust? But appearing to have solid nickle crossguards. Grip eagle missing, but SS sigrune in position. Wooden grip has clearly split at some point, and has been crudely repaired using nails or tacks. Manufacturers mark not readable on the blade but "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" still visible. Scabbard dented and much corroded, lower ball fitting crushed. Astonishingly an original leather suspension loop remains fitted to the scabbard carrying ring. Stamped into the surface of the leather are clearly discernible SS runes in a circle. An artefact with a true sense of history, "if only they could talk............"
SS Mann Bust This highly detailed bust of a mature SS member stands approximately 6 inches high, and is mounted on a rectangular marble base 3" x2". This figure appears to have been cast as a solid piece, possibly of aluminium or other non magnetic material. A super piece to accentuate an SS display or to use a cool paperweight or desk ornament.
SS Mann-A framed Double Sided Portrait An interesting framed 6x4 photo with a bonus. Partially hidden in the back half of the frame is a portrait of a young RAD Women wearing the Membership badge for the Reicharbeitsdienst der weiblichen Jugend-RADwj, the female branch of the national labour service. Those girls in the organisation who had been members for more than a year, but did not hold leadership positions, were permitted to wear this award as a brooch at the throat. An intriguing portrait set presumably of a couple. In good condition with age wear.
SS Medal for 4 Years Loyal Service SS 4 Year Long Service Medal. This award was was instituted on 21st October 1938 and bestowed after 4 years loyal service in the SS. In good condition having excellent definition. With a length of blue ribbon. Priced as a reproduction
SS numbered supporters badge An enabled lapel badge, with raised numerals to the reverse: rzm m1/133 and stamped beneath this with the number 1340. This badge appears to be of silver with black enamel to the obverse . Approximately 1inch across the face.
SS Officers collar patch This collar tab consists of a black cloth rhomboid, upon which is sewn a pair of parrallel lines and three stars in tarnished silver braid. Believed to be for an Obersturmfuhrer. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
SS Parade Sword Hanger This interesting hanger is approximately 20 inches in length, and has a blackened push in clip at one end. At the opposite end of the strap is a nickle buckle, attached to which is an ingenious leather atachment which turns a separate nickle "D"ring through 90 degrees. Leather appears to be somewhat affected by heat possibly through storage in an attic or similar.
SS Peaked Cap Eagle. This incredibly detailed cap eagle measures just under 3 inches in wingspan, and is made from a very light metal. Showing hardly any wear to the obverse, even the eye of the eagle is visible, along with all the wing and leg feathering, and the leaves surrounding the mobile swastika. Visible on the reverse is the design patent notification "gesch" and a manufacturers mark. A first class example at a price far below that of the leading dealers.
SS Stickpin An interesting pin having characteristics of an original, but being in such a condition that it is no longer possible to establish markings to the rear-this item will therefore be priced as a reproduction. Excellent pin assembly but some overall corrosion to the badge and its enamel surfaces. Supplied in a presentation box which may be period.
SS Sword Hanger A teardrop degen hanger finished in white Patent leather which would have been used for special parades such as those held at the Berghof. Two piece construction being a teardrop clothes protector sandwiched between the fold of a belt loop terminating in a pebbled push in alluminium snap clip. In excellent overall condition with perfect stitching. Some age cracking to the white leather finish. A hard to find accessory.
SS Sword pommel nut Heres a rare item! This pommel nut is for an SS sword, and is in excellent condition apart from minor age discolouration. The internal thread is still good, whilst the knurled cap still demonstrates fine definition. Super rare and a super price.
SS Typewriter An Olympia Continental 340 portable typewriter, contained within its transport box, which still retains its locking key, manufactured by the Wanderer Werke company of Schönau, an approved supplier of the Wehrmacht. This desirable version has the German keyboard layout, including umlauts above the "O" and "A" keys By depressing the shift key and striking the number 3 key, this typewriter types SS runes in any desired position among a row of letters. Virtually all SS offices and offices of the Nazi Party used this sort of typewriter after the runic SS character became an official part of the German alphabet in 1939. They were used for filling out documents and writing letters where typing a runic SS character was desirable. Full sized office machines and field portables such as this one were used throughout the Reich and in conquered countries by Wehrmacht units until the end of hostilities, and remained in use even after 1945 by scratching out the offending runes icon above the key, thus finding one in unaltered condition is quite rare. In working condition, with some ageing to the case. A "must" for the SS collector.
SS Vertical Hanger A leather hanger designed to secure the SS M33 dagger in a vertical position for marching etc. Coffin shaped central leather hanger riveted to SS and RZM marked snap clip hanger. Snap clip somewhat corroded, but DRGM marked. Horizontal leather securing strap with one small crack but still very serviceable. Buckle in perfect operating condition. A difficult accoutrement to obtain in todays market at a bargain price.
SS/Police Sword Hanger A leather sword hanger suitable for use with an SS or police degen. This black leather hanger measures about 20 inches long overall. The leather sound and supple. The sling strap consists of a belt loop with a “D” ring at the top, attached to which is a metal regain chain. The strap itself has a rectangular, nickel-plated buckle at the lower end, backed up with a separate leather strap with a nickel sword snap clip.
Stag Grip Miniature Bayonet This miniature Stag Gripped Bayonet is of highest quality construction throughout, and is complete with black anodised scabbard. It measures approximately 7½ inches in length. The hilt fittings are nickel-plated and are in the exact replica of the large full size pieces. The nickel plating throughout is still in bright perfect condition. The eagle head pommel, which faces to the left, has a simulated button and mortise lock on the front and rear respectively. This simulation is done by deeply engraving the likeness of the hardware into the metal. The lower quillon is exactly the same as the large counterpart and the upper part of the crossguard has the curve in the lip to simulate the clearance for the rifle barrel. Grip plates are cut from stag antler and perfectly fitted. These grip plates are an impressive dark brown and tan with very nice graining throughout. They are yellow on the edges from exposure time. These fantastic grip plates are retained by two steel rivets having dressed heads on one side only. The blade is the same as a full size example having a single edge ricasso and fuller on both sides. The blade is nicely tapered at the end and has highest quality nickel-plated surfaces. The blade still remains in near full mint condition showing only the most modest of age. There is a red felt buffer pad which has become affixed to the upper scabbard lip. Scabbard itself is in superb condition without dents or dings of any kind, and retains most of its original blued finish A very rare item here and a top piece for the serious miniature collector.
Studio Photo Studio Photograph of a German Officer in the large 9x7 inch format. No rips or tears, some aging and foxing to the paper.
Studio Portrait An 11x8 black glazed picture frame containing an 7x5 studio photograph of a young German Soldier. In generally good condition for its age with some water staining to the rear of the frame.
Swastica Desk Ornament This heavy "static" swastica appears to have been made as one piece from a solid brass, gunmetal or similar non magnetic material. It is approximately 6 inches long and 4 inches high, having the swastica device standing on a tiered base. Stippled background to arms of swastica.
Swastica Flag for Harbour Patrol Craft Consisting of a 40x43 inch off white cloth rectangle printed with red and black swastica emblem. Retains rope hanging device. A rare survivor in excellent condition with no mothing, and difficult to find in this amazing condition in todays market place.
Swiss M1899 Bayonet Knife bayonet for use on the 7.5 mm. Schmidt-Rubin M1911 rifle and carbine. Bright blade with a minor nick in the cutting edge. Most finish remaining to crossguard and pommel, which has working push button and spring. Bright blade marked to the manufacturer Waffenfabrik" over "Neuhausen" Crossguard numbered 5543 . Scabbard retains most of its black finish, and has bottom ball marked "+" confirming swiss issue.
Sword Hanger A Brown leather sword hanger in excellent condition retaining all the grey felt backing to the reverse. Some minor age cracking to the teardrop. All brown stitching intact, majority of finish remaining to functioning clip.
Sword Hanger A brown leather sword hanger some 10 inches in length when fully extended. No cracking to leather with fully functioning clip. All finish remains to lower snap clip and upper belt clip. Stitching complete and in fine condition. A desirable accessory.
Sword Hanger This hanger is quite short being approximately ten inches in length. It consists of a brocade front having a black central strip flanked by two silver strips, attached to a black leather backing. A nickel belt loop and hook is attached to the top, whilst a simple push in nickle clip is attached to the bottom. An adjustable buckle sits in the centre. An interesting item with a story to tell
Sword Hanger An excellent brown leather hanger for the Degen. Nickel upper clip is perfect , whilst lower perfectly working Spring clip has minimal plating loss. 50 percent of the grey felt backing to the reverse remains. An excellent accessory to complement an army sword.
Sword Hanger A brown leather teardrop sword hanger which is length adjustable by virtue of a moveable strap which holds a nickle push in snap clip. This clip is in excellent condition and marked "OLC" to the rear. Top, box style suspension clip in excellent condition, leather supple and still with a high sheen.
Sword Hanger This superb leather sword hanger is some 10 inches in length, being the less common type which is adjustable to accommodate different widths of belt. Teardrop leather in excellent condition with attached nickel upper loop. Lower Spring clip showing minor age toning with perfectly operating spring. This hanger is the type that was manufactured without any felt backing. An excellent example of an accessory which is far less common to find in such good condition.
Sword Hanger A nickel hanger for a sword, comprising a swivel loop, spring clip and vertical hook in one unit. No maker mark.
Sword Hanger Brown leather teardrop sword hanger some ten inches in length showing few signs of wear. This is the version of hanger which never had a felt backing. Upper nickle box clip retains majority of its finish whilst lower push in snap clip in fine condition and working correctly. All brown stitching intact. An excellent accoutrement to go with an army Degen or similar.
Sword Hanger A brown leather teardrop sword hanger which still retains much of its grey felt backing. Top box clip in fine condition, lower push in sprung clip operating perfectly and retaining most of its finish. Al brown stitching present, leather in fine supple condition. Accoutrements such as this are becoming increasingly difficult to find and inevitably prices are increasing in relation to rarity.
Sword Hanger -Fire Service This Degen hanger is a very desirable accouterment. It measures 14 inches long and was used for formal parade with the Fire Leaders Sword The sling hanger has a red leather belt loop, with a wire regain chain and hook attached to the wide gold "D" ring. The brocade is dirty and faded but appears to be gold and silver. The brocade is sewn to backing of red leather. This leather remains in excellent condition and is still stiff. There is a large square tarnished gold buckle at the bottom, to which is attached a black snap clip via a red leather tab with red stitching. A very rare brocade hanger here, and a great item to complete a fire leaders sword.
Sword knot for Army Officer This Faustriemen is in very good condition, with no damage to strap or slide. Crown and acorn are both tightly wrapped with aluminium brade showing only minor fading due to age. Base of acorn is completed with so-called " cats anus" type filling.
Sword Knot for for Army Officers This Faustriemen is in good condition, but shows some loss of aluminium stitching to the twin stripes which decorate the strap. Crown and acorn are in fine condition, showing some oxidation due to time. Base of the acorn is filled with flat alluminium braid.
Sword Portepee for the Fire Protection Police This knot is in good condition particularly at the " acorn" area, the binding of the red/silver striped crown and the acorn itself being closely packed and tight. Some of the red felt infill from the base still being present. Triple lines of bullion decoration in the strap mostly good with some loose or missing.
Tank Battle Badge Stickpin Panzer Assault Badge Stickpin which appears to have a gold wash. Badge does not feature cutouts around the eagle. 2inch barley twist pin soldered to reverse.
Teardrop Hanger A period hanger which appears to be a commercially manufactured belt loop with snap clip, which has been field modified to include a leather clothes protector. Black leather belt loop in good condition, "push in" snap clip with much silvered finish remaining. Attached teardrop shaped protector piece of soft brown leather. An interesting period modification.
Teardrop Leather Hanger An early, brown hanger approximately five inches in length made from two pieces of leather: a lower teardrop, with a stitched over belt loop incorporating a nickle push in spring clip. Excellent condition and a fine match for a maker marked dagger.
TENO Honour badge A technical emergency service honour badge dated 1922. Manufacturers mark of Karl Hensler Pforzheim on the pin. The rear of the centre enamled plate having "Ges Gesh" raised from the surface with the number 2570 stamped beneath. No chips to the enameling. A difficult badge to obtain
TENO Lapel pin The Technischen Nothilfe was formed in 1939 to act as an emergency voluntary service to perform stand by duty in the event of a general strike that might threaten Germany. Under Hitlers regime it evolved into a large emergency force with a salaried leadership. This lapel pin has undamaged enamel to the obverse, whilst the age tarnished reverse is inscribed with " ges gesch" and the issue number 154 A twisted wire attachment pin is soldered between the two inscriptions.
TENO Lapel Pin The Technischen Nothilfe was formed in 1939 to act as an emergency voluntary service to perform stand by duty in the event of a general strike that might threaten Germany. Under Hitlers regime it evolved into a large emergency force with a salaried leadership. This lapel pin has undamaged enamel to the obverse, whilst the age tarnished reverse is inscribed with " ges gesch" and the issue number 861 A twisted wire attachment pin is soldered between the two inscriptions.
Third Reich Army Officer DoveHead Sword An excellent early example of this pattern sword, single etched, double fullered blade, with the makers name " Weyersberg & Co Solingen " on the upper blade edge. Brass based pommel, cross guard and "D" guard with superb definition to all components, particularly the open winged eagle, wreath and swastica to the obverse cross guard. Black grip in excellent condition tightly bound with triple brass grip wire. Minor plating loss and wear to 32inch blade. Black scabbard appears to be anodised having one or two dents which can be felt rather than seen. Suspension ring correctly attached to single upper scabbard band. A fine example of an early sword by a less common manufacturer.
Third Reich Boot/Fighting knife An excellent example of the typical style fighting knife available to the German forces during WW2. Wooden grips secured by three domed rivets are in excellent condition having very minor wear and staining commensurate with use. Cross guard and visible tang extension with minor staining. Blade in superb condition with much visible cross grain, no nicks to the cutting edge and with "stick bird 5" waffenampt. Most original finish to scabbard with spring retaining clips in perfect condition. Probably the best example of this knife currently available.
Third Reich Ribbon Award Button Hole A most desirable multiple award button hole consisting of long service award ribbon,Ww1 cross of honour ribbon and 1914 iron cross ribbon. In addition, miniatures of the long service award and of a Ww1 black wound badge are also attached to this unusual combination award. Very collectible.
Third Reich Ribbon Bar A nice bar containing ribbons for WW1 iron cross, Cross of Honour with attached crossed swords insignia and what appears to be an Oldenburg cross ribbon, having a party eagle miniature attached. Excellent condition and an unusual combination of awards.
Third Reich Ribbon Bar and Miniature. Miniature NSDAP Long Service medal for 10 years Together with miniature ribbon on button hole pin. Rare very early configuration of a desirable miniature medal.
Throwing Knife This pefectly balanced knife is some 9 inches in length, and is constructed from one piece of steel having black grips riveted to the shaft. Sharp, triangular shaped blade is marked "Plummet Major, Throwing Knife" Leather scabbard is riveted and sewn together and has a snap clip to retain the weapon in place.
Trade Patch Badge for a Kriegsmarine Engineer Officer. Gold coloured bullion ships wheel on black felt backing. Approximately 2.5 inches in diameter.
Trench Art Desk Ornament A brass shell case which has been reduced in overall length to form a desk pen/pencil holder.
Trench Art Letter Opener This fascinating artifact appears to be made of alluminium or similar lightweight metal, and was probably carved from a solid piece of material-(from a crashed Zeppelin or aircraft? Alluminium had begun to replace wood in aircraft building from as early as 1916)- in the months following the end of hostilities in 1918/19. The blade is decorated with the words "Peace 1919" on one side, and with oak leaves and acorns on the other. An iron cross carving sits atop the handle. In excellent condition commensurate with a hand made artifact.
Trench Art Tray Approximately 4 inches in diameter, probably made from a brass shell case, and having inset a British half penny coin bearing the date of minting as 1917. In good overall condition with minor wear commensurate with age. A nice commemorative suitable for display and use as a trinket or ash tray
Trench Art Treen A beautifully handmade commemorative item in the form of a shell some 10 inches in height made entirely from wood, performing the possible function of a humidor. Very tightly fitting upper half removes as a lid. To the outside is affixed a metal copy of the city of Verdun coat of arms, beneath which is written in white ink the name "verdun". Metal studs adorn the circumference, the whole being polished to a fine finish. An excellent decorative piece which still performs a function.
Tribal African Knife This decorative knife has a leather bound grip with inset contrasting binding, as has the leather sheath which appears to be finished with animal skin. Blade a little aged from use and sharpening. An interesting item.
Tribal African Knife A terrific decorators piece, being over 12 inches in length and havinging a wooden grip covered in leather with inset contrasting binding. Some missing leather to reverse. Leather scabbard similarly decorated and with additional animal hide contrasting. Blade somewhat pitted with age.
Tropical "D" Ring Four inches in overall length, this hanger is constructed from a khaki webbing material incorporating an unmarked alluminium "D" ring. Grubby overall but in excellent condition with no wear to material, stitching or ring.
Tropical "D" rings This pair of canvas material belt suspension loops are in fine condition. Both are folded and double stitched, the smaller ring being a tan colour, the other dark grey
Tropical Army Pith Helmet Eagle Shield An unusual item to find as a "spare", being made of stamped brass, with a black background finish. Superb detailing to the raised out open winged eagle clutching a swastica in his talons, an astonishing example of Aryan attention to detail on even the basic of items. All 3 flat attaching prongs present. Superb.
Two Piece Stickpin A two piece stickpin that is composed of the 2nd Class Iron Cross and a Black Wound Badge. It is made of a die struck alloy base that has been silver washed and black painted. It has a "barley twist" pin soldered to the back. It is in good condition with excellent detail for something so small.
Typewriter used by British Union of Fascists This typewriter is surely an iconic piece, having been at the centre of Oswald Mosleys Fascist movement from the start, being located at the District Headquarters of the party in Leytonstone, London. Both the typewriter itself, and its carrying case, are emblazoned with the BUF lightning flash insignia, and the declaration "BUF Property" Both items show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, however the machine is still in working order. If any item can be said to encapsulate the spirit of the doomed fascist party in England, then surely this is it.
U Boat War Badge Hitler re instituted the Submarine war badge in October 1939, it was very similar to the 1914 -1918 issue, except the imperial crown was replaced by the swastika. This badge retains most of its finish to the obverse, whilst on the reverse the pin and hinge are still operating correctly. The catch has been replaced at some time in the past. No makers mark is visible.
U-boat flag owned by Alois Konig uboat commander Hi here is a flag out of my collection bought from the family of Alois Konig with a kriegsmarine dagger on a trip to Germany many years ago.He was commander of uboat u6 and an officer on u416 which saw active service.he was lost on u80 in 1944.The flag which is a city flag would be flown on the return to port with the nazi flag.It does have some damage but is a great flag with real history.
Under-belt in AK colours This underbelt for supporting the sword is made particularly interesting due to the attached adjustable leather strap, which has been covered in a sand coloured paint. Green webbing belt is well used, but leather attachments and buckle are in good condition. Leather sewn-on "D" ring which holds the leather strap is in good condition, and also has a brass regain chain and catch permanently attached.
Uniform Buttons On Original Suppliers Card Stock A collection of 6 buttons still fixed to the original suppliers card, being "Hensoldt & Kaeble" with outlets in Berlin, Hamburg Cologne and Vienna. The card has flag bearer motif in the top right corner, with the suppliers logo in the opposite top corner. The card states that uniform is supplied for Army, Navy, Air Force, SA and SS. Not special items, but rare to find still mounted for sale in this way.
Uniform for a female BUF Supporter Consisting of black skirt in a woolen material, a black cotton blouse and a felt hat, this uniform was purchased along with the typewriter featured in this offering, following a clear out of the once district headquarters of the BUF in South London at 114a Fairlop Road, Leytonstone prior to its refurnishment. Suitable to adorn a mannequin to complement a collection or display of BUF materials highlighting this period of British history.
Uniform Patch Black material square embroidered with yellow eagle looking up to its right. Swastika on its chest. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Uniform Patch Sewn onto black felt material, this badge consists of a red shield having a black superimposed cross with inset swastika mounted upon it. All in good condition, no mothing or tears. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Uniform Patch A black cloth patch with a yellow eagle looking upwards to its right. Beneath the bird ,in black, are the numerals 1944. Insignia totally enclosed within a yellow circle. In good overall condition. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
Uniform Patch A black background patch sewn with silver thread depicting an eagle looking upward to its right, with a black monile swastika on its breast. Beneath the eagle are the numerals 1944. The whole surrounded by a wreath of silvered oak leaves. This cloth badge was part of a large collection of assorted militaria purchased some years ago. All the daggers in this collection proved to be of the period, and we have no reason to assume these badges are any different, however we have no expertise in this field and would be grateful for any information received.
University Flying Group Stickpin This pin was produced for members of a gliding club in Munich dedicated to designing, building and flying gliders. Although the pin does not show an NSDAP affiliation, many of the members. of the pre war DLV organisation belonged to clubs such as this. Super quality blue background enamelling with superimposed silver bird. Silver lettering within black background enamel. Barley twist pin properly soldered to rear.
Unusual (Rare) Wreath and Cockade So far, the organisation which issued this original wreath and cockade assembly remains unknown to us-if you have any information please let us know. It may related to the Marine SA or the HJ and consists of black felt background on which is fixed a beautiful gold thread acorn and oak leaf wreath, in the centre of which is black felt centre cockade assembly, surrounded by red and finally twisted gold thread. A beautiful thing and probably quite rare.
Unusual Frog/Beltloop A substantial black leather frog which may have been used by the fire service for carrying an axe, hammer or similar tool, and, judging by the width of the attached belt loop would have supported a considerable weight. Teardrop frog is six inches in length, having a broad "shoe and button" attachment, whilst the upper "D" ring fitting is secured by an additional sewn leather strap. Attached to the "D" ring is an adjustable leather belt loop some 4 inches in length with a blackened buckle fitting. In overall excellent condition with only very minor cracking to the leather, and perfect stitching.
Unusual Photo Album A most unusual German wartime photo album which has on the frontispiece a dedication to British Wing Commander and his wife, presumably from a serving German Officer! Wing Commander Bransby is listed thus in the air force lists: Senior Personnel Staff Officer 2Jan.43 Engineer. Further research clearly could be done to establish the relationship between this couple and the "Helene & Hans Parb" who dedicated this album to them. Photos within the album are a mixture of action, social and domestic situations. fascinating exercise for the researcher!
Unusual Photo Field Kitchen This 9x7 photo is mounted on a 14x11 backing card, and shows a wehrmacht field kitchen in operation, along with staff preparing the food. An annotation on the rear indicates that this was taken in July 1940. In overall good condition with minor staining to the card backing. An unusual subject in this size format.
Utility/Fire Axe This massive hand axe is almost twenty inches in overall length and is of immensely strong construction. The steel head is ten inches across from pick to axe and is secured by two steel plates which run vertically down the wooden shaft. On the underside of the steel head is stamped the number 15, whilst on the side are the initials "JV". The leather carrying frog consists of folded over belt loop and studded securing flap, and in keeping with the axe, is in excellent condition. An impressive tool which could have seen service in the RAD, TENO, or Feurschutz
Very Rare Royal Hungarian River Police Dagger A rare dagger being issued to the forces assigned with the policing of the Hungarian river system with enamelled shield to the crossguard. Solid spiral grip inset with twisted brass wire. Brass crossguards are of dolphins whilst brass repoussé scabbard is decorated with anchor and Neptune designs and has some minor dents to lower end. Twisted rope brass pommel. Some gilding remaining to non maker marked etched blade. Scabbard release spring still operating correctly.
Veterans Association Cap Eagle Nationalsozialistische Kyffhäuserbund - 1938 Transistional Pattern of cap Eagle,constructed from a light metal stamping and retaining much detail to the eagle. Some missing finish from chest swastica. Period repair to retaining pin. Marked "Ges Gesh " to the reverse with the number "19".
Veterans Association Cap Eagle Nationalsozialistische Kyffhäuserbund - 1939 Pattern cap eagle. A heavier version of this eagle, being apparently made from cast alluminium. In good condition with all finish remaining to the maltese cross rising from the birds chest. Retaining pin all present and correct. Reverse marked "2" and "Ges Gesh"
Veterans Association Stickpin DRKB (Deutscher Reichskriegerbund) Veterans 2nd Pattern Membership Stickpin. Die struck tombak base that has been gold gilded and contains white, black and red enamel work. The shield shaped obverse depicting the black Kyffhäuser monument on a white field above a NSDAP National flag. Soldered on round plate attaches the knurled stickpin, reverse marked “Ges Gesch.” and “2. Approximately 5/8 inches wide by 11/16 inches tall without the pin. Excellent condition
Veterans Association Stickpin This nicely enamelled stickpin was issued to members of a veteran's organization. The design consists of a shield with an enameled front. A black Maltese cross is placed in the center with a circle and swastika. The perimeter is red in color and nicely pebbled. The back has the words Ges Gesch And the number 1. The 2 inch barley twist pin is attached to a circular structure which is then secured to the main body.
Veterans Association Stickpin-DRKB DRKB (Deutscher Reichskriegerbund) Veterans 2nd Pattern Membership Stickpin., Die struck tombak base that has been gold gilded and contains white, black and red enamel work. The shield shaped obverse depicting the black Kyffhäuser monument on a white field above a NSDAP National flag. Soldered on round plate attaches the knurled stickpin, reverse marked “Ges Gesch.” and “11" Approximately 5/8 inches wide by 11/16 inches tall without the pin. Tiny chip from red enamel work.
Veterans Shooting Stickpin This DRKB or Deutscher Reichskriegerbund (German National Association of Veterans) is a two piece stickpin that is made out of a tombak base that has been die struck . The obverse features, within a shield shape, the black Kyffhäuser monument in front of a target on a white field and is above a Tri-color 1933-35 flag and is underneath an oak leaf cluster, all,this being in perfect red, white, black green and black enamel work-superb. This is all surrounded by an oak leaf wreath in bronze. The reverse shows a flat back and has a soldered and knurled tombak stick pin. Great enamel work and excellent detail.
Veterans Stickpin White shield surmounted by enamelled representation of the Kyffhaüsser memorial atop an enamelled swastika. To the reverse the number 2 and "ges gesh" barley twist attachment pin soldered via circular pad to rear.
Veterans Stickpin This Veteran's Stickpin has the enameled Veteran’s Shield which features the Veteran’s black memorial, set starkly on a white background. The memorial sits over a black, white and red shield. This particular example is marked "Ges Gesch" on the reverse. The pin has serrations visible in the surfaces, known as "barley twist"
Veterans Stickpin Veterans Eagle Stickpin made from die stamped aluminum that has been silver washed. The obverse depicts a Veterans eagle, clutching a wreathed swastika within its talons, with two crossed broad swords and a centrally placed black enamel Iron cross on its chest. The reverse has a crimped and knurled tombak pin attached and is "Ges. Gesch. 1"marked. Measuring a mere 1 inch wide by 2 inches tall (with the pin). Excellent overall finish to wash and enamel with a crisp stamping.
Victorian Powder Flask An excellent Victorian shot flask with remnants of black powder still within the leather pouch. Over 11 inches in length, the leather is in good condition retaining al its stitching, with some minor scratches and cracks to the finish. Lower suspension ring has been lost to time. The attached pouring device is of rudimentary design whereby a metal "paddle" may be repositioned on a pivoting arm to regulate the volume of charge being dispensed. No obvious markings to barrel or arm. Superb age patina to all metal parts.
Vintage "Shot Glass" A repoussé decorated metal "shot glass" or schnapps cup, having a grapevine theme. The base stamped with a moon, a crown and 800.
Vintage "Waterloo" Pottery Tankard A fine and collectable glazed ceramic tankard bearing a raised portrait of Wellington beneath which is "Waterloo". In excellent condition with no chips, cracks or spidering to the glaze.
Vintage African Leather Scabbard This highly decorative cow hide scabbard appears to once have held a Maasai Sime or short sword. When normally encountered these sheaths are plain utility items designed purely to hold and protect the weapon, this example however must have been used for special ceremonial occassions judging by the intricate hand carving to the body, and the decorative leather tassels attached to upper and lower chape areas. An interesting and rare item from the late 18th or early 20th century
Vintage african Spear A double ended iron spear believed to be African in origin. Having a wooden shaft and an overall length of some 4 feet, this perfectly balanced weapon, suitable equally for throwing or stabbing, resembles those used for both hunting and warfare by the Masai warriors of Africa at the turn of the 20th century. In exceptional condition commensurate with age, an excellent decorators or re-enactors piece.
Vintage Arabian/Moroccan Silver Koummya Early 20th century silver mounted Moroccan Islamic dagger Jambiya Koummaya. A curved tapering double – edged blade Of typical low quality steel, with a wooden grip of characteristic waisted form, with a silver ferrule, and a peacock's tail pommel, engraved in foliate in its silver scabbard, chiseled with expanded flower heads and scrolling foliage. This dagger is better quality than average Moroccan koummyas, and deserves a good home.
Vintage Bayonet Lapel Pin This commemorative lapel badge is of one piece construction and is a mere 1.5 inches in overall length. Having what may be mother of pearl grip to the obverse, the blade is inscribed "Ypres" and has a working attachment pin to the reverse which has a makers stamp. In excellent condition.
Vintage Bayonet Miniature Lapel Badge. Another miniature manufactured post WW1 to be sold to tourists and boost the struggling economy of war ravaged Belgium. This one, of one piece construction, is stamped "Bruxelles" to the obverse blade, and has a wooden grip plate. Reverse has attached fixing pin.
Vintage Book: History of the Henckels Company Known to all blade collectors as Zwillingswerk and with the logo of the "twins" this large format hard backed book traces in intimate detail the history of the Henckels family and its traditions from the 1300's until 1924, the publishing date of this book. Containing line drawings and with a supplement of a very large Henckels family tree, this German language book must be the ultimate acquisition for the blade historian. A great rarity
Vintage British Sheath knife Short 4 inch blade, somewhat rusty to one side but easily cleaned, having maker mark of "William Rodgers". Bone ? Handle, alluminium pommel, brass crossguard. In a leather sheath having all stitching intact, leather fixing strap with press stud broken.
Vintage Christmas Decoration This antique bauble is approximately four inches in height, and appears to be made from two halves of pressed tin, welded together along its length. Impressed into one face is a Prussian Eagle bordered top and bottom by impressed red border lines, and surmounted by an impressed word which appears to be Cuttich? A rare survivor.
Vintage German Cigarette Case Made from "Alpaca" (nickel silver) this vintage cigarette case is one of three obtained from a house clearance in Germany, and has a circular inset containing a colourised photograph of a young man in uniform and a young lady (wife, girlfriend,sister?). Hinge and catch assemblies in perfect condition. Decorated externally with repoussé leaf pattern, this pretty case appears virtually unused. Complete with internal restraining bands and an unusual paper insert quarantee certificate. In excellent condition.
Vintage German Cigarette Case An Alpaca cigarette case recently obtained in Germany, having a colourised portrait of an Army Officer in uniform inset into the front face. Within the repoussé decoration on the front is a panel inscribed with the initials "H.G.D." Internally the case appears unused, with restraining bands present and correctly operating hinge and " Alpacca" marked fastening clip. Overall in fine condition.
Vintage German Cigarette Case Made from german nickel silver or "Alpacca" this cigarette case has the initials "WG" engraved in a panel on the repoussé styled front face. Inset within this face is a black and white portrait of a German Officer. Complete with internal retaining bands and correctly operating hinges and "Alpacca" marked clip
Vintage German Hunting/Skinning Knife A high quality Solingen made knife having the traditional lions head pommel and single finger guard, reminiscent of the HJ knife. Riveted stag grips in excellent condition, blade washer still present on upper riccasso which bears the makers mark of a moose or stag. Blade in good condition with no nicks to the cutting edge. Scabbard is again similar to the HJ version but in leather, having a snap clip to secure the grip and a belt loop riveted to the scabbard.
Vintage German Sheath Knife In good condition for its age, this knife has Solingen markings to the leather scabbard which has a working snap clip to retain the knife. Bone or horn grip, alluminium pommel, brass crossguard.
Vintage Lapel Pin In the form of a bayonet with stamped "Big Bertha" dedication. Big Bertha is the name of a type of super-heavy howitzer developed by the armaments manufacturer Krupp in Germany on the eve of World War I. Its official designation was the L/12, i.e., the barrel was 12 calibre in length, 42 cm (16.5 in) Type M-Gerät 14 (M-Equipment 1914) Kurze Marine-Kanone ("short naval gun", a name intended to camouflage the weapon's real purpose). The pin offered here was manufactured post WW1 to encourage tourism to the Belgian battlefields and to aid the struggling economy of that war torn nation. Single piece construction with Mother of pearl grip plate, fullered blade and correctly functioning attachment pin.
Vintage Lapel Pin Bayonet. Commemorating "Antwerpen" and marked as such on the obverse blade. One piece construction having what may be a mother of pearl grip on the obverse. Flat reverse has attachment pin and catch which operate correctly. Stamped makers mark. Approximately 1 and 1/2 inches in length. A fascinating collectable at a sensible price.
Vintage Letter Opener Having a grip in the form of a Government Officials dagger, and crossguards ressembling those of a navy dagger, this curio paper knife or letter opener is quite lightweight and is probably made of cast alluminium. 6 inch blade is plated and has a blade washer fitted to the upper ricasso area. Any scabbard originally with this piece has been lost to time.
Vintage Maasai Bow, Guiver and arrows. Used by the Masai tribesmen in Africa for thousands of years without change, this particular set dates from the mid 19th century. Used for hunting, fishing and even the "bleeding out" of cattle to supply liquids in time of drought. Consisting of simple bow, dried skin quiver and assorted arrows, these artifacts are in amazing condition for their age and should teslly be considered as museum artefacts charting the social development of these astonishing tribes people.
Vintage Miniature Bayonet Lapel Pin This miniature was manufactured after WW1 when local tradesmen in Belgium used their skills to encourage tourism to their devastated post war country. In this case the bayonet is stamped with "Gtte de Han" being a shortened version of "Grotte de Han" ,a set of beautiful caves near Ypres used extensively in WW1 for the local population to shelter in. Mother of pearl grip, single edge blade, correctly operating fixing pin.
Vintage Miniature Finnish Puukko An excellent miniature of the Finnish hunting knife or Puukko, made in the traditional design and dating probably from the inter war period. Blade is still amazingly sharp having some age staining, whilst the two stage bone (?) handle has no knocks or cracks but beautiful age toning. Some 3 inches in overall length.
Vintage Miniature Pen Knife Collection A collection of six miniture pen knives, including one extremely small example, all of which fold correctly into themselves. Grip plates appear to be mother of pearl. One of the larger (!) knives has a missing grip plate, Otherwise all in exceptional condition and marked "Richards Sheffield England" to the ricasso. NB. Coin is pictured for sizing purposes only and is not included in the sale!
Vintage Miniature Sword Commemorative. Original miniature basket hilted sword made in Belgium after WWI for sale to tourists visiting the battlefields. Since the economy of the country had been destroyed by war local craftsman resorted to whatever means available to earn a living. In excellent condition, maker marked to the reverse blade and with "Ypres" engraved to the obverse,having a grip from turned wood. A delightful collectable.
Vintage Moroccan Jambiya Ready framed for wall mounting. Believed to be a silver mounted Moroccan Islamic dagger Jambiya Koummaya. Excellent quality, believed to have a curved tapering double – edged steel blade cut with fullers, however without removing from display we are unable to confirm this. Tooled scabbard could be silver, having twin hangers and an attached chain which holds what appears to be a metal pendant.
Vintage Padlock in Packaging Although this is a very simple item, a two inch padlock with two keys, what makes it of interest to the 3rd Reich Collector is the original packing bag containing the lock. It appears to be similar in consistency to the bags we see for 2nd class iron crosses etc. and is ink stamped with a highly detailed eagle with outstretched wings clutching a wreathed swastica in its talons. Beneath this are the words " Spindschloss nach Vorschrift" or regulation padlock. An interesting item which would have had hundreds of applications during the period.
Vintage SA Frauliens Handbag Mirror An unusual item being a 3 inch diameter circular mirror having a white reverse upon which is the SA emblem in brown and gold. No damage to bevelled edge reflective surface or emblem.
Vintage Schnapps Cup One of a pair of cups bearing the engraved dedication, in extremely small and fine script "Hamburg 1921-22" and the letters "W N" beneath a crown having five "Points" indicating that this item was the property of a member of the German nobility, probably a Baron or Count, and could therefore be researchable. Base with 800, moon, crown and makers mark "F W Hespe". A fine item.
Vintage Schnapps Cup Another fine cup, having numerous marks to the base including 800,crown, moon and makers mark. Beautifully engraved with the letters WZ above the date 1921. These artifacts are a real tribute to the long lost artisans who engraved them and to the elegance of a never to be repeated period in history.
Vintage Schnapps Cup Beautiful engraving on this cup, which could be the intertwined initials "EL". Stamped to the base with the 800 mark. The 800 mark on silver refers to the purity of the metal. Pure silver has a 1,000 grade value. Silver with an 800 grade value is a silver alloy containing 800 parts silver and 200 parts other metals.
Vintage Schnapps Cup Marvelous engraving on this cup, having the name "Wolfgang" above the date 1926. Profusely marked to the base with moon, crown 800 and a leaf stamping, presumably a makers mark. Lovely uncleaned patina.
Vintage Schnapps Cup Beautifully engraved with the name "Wolfgang" this exquisite silver cup stand approximately 2 inches high, and is engraved to the base woth the number 800, a moon and a crown. A Delightful commemorative which would have a place amongst any period collection.
Vintage Sheath Knife This interesting knife was made by the well known maker W H Fagan and Sons of Sheffield, and is based on a design produced by them during the war years for use within the British forces. This version, being stamped "Foreign" was produced for the American market early post war. Grip of compressed leather strips, alloy pommel and brass crossguard. Blade with signs of sharpening. Contained within a leather sheath which has been decorated with a "faux" leopard skin cover.
Vintage Shooting Award Manufactured by the firm of Paul Kramer of Neuchatel and issued at the shooting festival held in Cham in Switzerland in 1937. Cham is a municipality in the canton of Zug in Switzerland. Withna small piece of faded ribbon but missing the shooting wreath award bar or " Kranz Ausziechnung" A beautiful and inexpensive vintage shooting award.
Vintage Shot Flask Some 10 inches in overall length including the hanging loop, the body of this flask is of leather, which still remains flexible despite its age. Raised from the leather are a pair of birds in a floral landscape. The attached brass? pouring device is of rudimentary design whereby a metal "paddle" on a pivoting arm regulates the volume of charge being dispensed. In excellent used condition with nice patina to the metal parts.
Vintage Silver Cup Over 2 inches in diameter and nearly 3 inches tall, this small silver tumbler is decorated with a floral embelished shield and intertwined initials design. Completely uncleaned and demonstrating patina commensurate with its age. Stamped on the base is a serial number along with a half moon device, the number 800 a crown and the initials WTA.
Vintage Silver Schnapps Cup Marked "800" to the base, this super little cup is only a little over an inch and a half tall and would have been used possibly in an officers mess. These metal cups are quite rare and becoming very collectible, as it is possible to build up a large collection of these having a variety of inscriptions covering names, dates places etc. This particular example has age patina but no inscription
Vintage Sports Club Stickpin Enamel badge with the words"Spartak Husovice" in gold on a blue ground. Red enamel shield in the centre. Plain 2 inch pin soldered to the rear.
Vintage Swiss Shooting Medal A beautifully cast swiss shooting medal, made by Huguenin Frères of Le Locle being issued at the shooting festival in Reinach in 1935. Reinach is a municipality in the district Arlesheim in the canton of Basel-Country in Switzerland. Suspended from a black and faded blue ribbon upon which is a metal tag inscribed "Kranzauszeichnung" or shooting wreath award.
Vintage Walking Stick This interesting stick jas a seamed, leather covered shaft, with silvered handle and ferrule. Embossed into the handle extension are the initials "L L" under a crown of lions and a laurel leaf wreath. Probably early 20th century and in good condition for its age.
Vintage Whisk Decanter Standing overall some 14 and 1/2 inches high upon a sguare pottery base, this whisky decanter depicts a scottish Highland soldier, being brightly coloured, and highly detailed in every respect. Probably dating from the thirties, this figure has survived in remarkable condition
Vintage Whisky Decanter Of identical size to the other decanter listed, this one is of a french officer from the Napoleonic period. Equally detailed, colours remain bright and vibrant. A discount could be offered for the purchase of the decanters as a pair.
Vintage WW1 Lapel Pin This bayonet pin miniature is approximately 1and 1/2 inches in length and appears to have been stamped or cast in one piece, the reverse being flat and unadorned with the exception of an attachment pin and catch. Grip plate appears to be mother of pearl whilst blade area is marked "Hill 60" in reference to the battle which took place there during the first battle of Ypres. It is particularly remembered as being the location of the detonation of enormous mines beneath it during the battle of Messiness in 1917.
Vintage Zulu Knobkerrie A Knobkierie, also spelled knobkerrie, knopkierie or knobkerry, is a form of club used mainly in Southern and Eastern Africa. Typically they have a large knob at one end and can be used for throwing at animals in hunting or for clubbing an enemy's head.The knobkierie is carved from a branch thick enough for the knob, with the rest being whittled down to create the shaft. In this case the wooden base has been tightly bound with leather and securely stitched, with the grip area being overbound with thin cord, presumably to give a good grip versus the leather of the club. In remarkable condition for its age, with some scuffing to the leather, but all stitching and grip binding intact.
Vintage Zulu Stabbing Spear or Iklwa This interesting item arrived with a number of other period items purportedly discovered during an historic visit to the area of the Rourkes drift action in 1879 The Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was a battle in the Anglo-Zulu War. The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers and Lieutenant Gonville Bromhead, immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22 January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23 January. Just over 150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors. The massive but piecemeal Zulu attacks on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the tiny garrison but were ultimately repelled. Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours. The iron spear head is heavily pitted with the remains of rust, but shows very little in the way of damage to the cutting edges. The socket which would have received a wooden shaft is still serviceable, enabling this item if required to be made whole.
Vinyage English Sheath Knife Manufactured by William Rodgers of Sheffield, this knife has a grip which appears to made from compressed leather rings and is still in great condition. Pommel is of alluminium, crossguard of brass, blade with minor marks from sharpening and use. Leather scabbard riveted and stitched and in good condition.
Visor Cap This cap is of a fairly small size, being stamped "55" to the internal makers triangular mark. This mark appears to be Albert Kempf??? Of Wuppertal. The peak is void of any insignia, but does show signs of one being removed. The cockade has been hand sewn to the front using green cotton. Little wear to the sweat band, a tear to the makers plastic internal insignia.
War Merit Cross 2nd Class The War Merit Cross second class bronze with swords (Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. klasse mit Schwertern) also know as the KVK 2 was instituted on 18-10-1939 by Hitler. This award could be awarded to military personal as well as to civilians (m/f) for bravery not directly connected with frontline actions. For example: maintenance of frontline vehicles and equipment. This later war zinc based example has lost its bronze wash, but is still in collectable condition. Complete with a 6 inch length of ribbon which has been period sewn together.
War Merit Cross Without Swords The War Merit Cross (Kriegsverdienstkreuz) could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. This 2nd class war merit cross is an early bronze strike. It has outstanding detail throughout and a very pleasing patination across its surfaces. The cross is in the shape of a Maltese type and it has good crisp pebbling in the legs. The center area has a raised circle and there is a vaulted mobile swastika within. The reverse is the same except the date, “1939” replaces the swastika. Attached to the ring above is a short style ribbon. The ribbon is the ribbed satin type and it is black in the center with stripes of white and red on each side.
War Merit Medal Instituted in October 1939, the range of Kriegverdienstkreuz awards was intended to reward contributions to the war effort. This bronze medal award remains in good condition showing good definition to both obverse and reverse depictions. Attached via a ring is a length of award ribbon and an operating attachment pin. A fine example of a presented medal.
War Merit Medal The War Merit Medal 1939 was awarded to recognize outstanding service by civilians in connection with the war effort (primarily those working in war factories). It is constructed out of a die struck tombak base that has been bronze washed. The round shaped obverse features an embossed 1st class war merit cross without swords on a smooth background with a thin embossed outer border. The reverse reads: “Für Kriegs-Verdienst 1939” (For Outstanding Services in War 1939) on a smooth background with a thin embossed border. To the top is a soldered loop and ring which holds approximately 5 ½ inches of red, white and black rayon ribbon. The award measures approximately 1 inch in diameter. In excellent original issued condition with good definition to all surfaces.
Wehrmacht 4 year Loyalty Award-Army A long Service award for 4 years, bearing the eagle on the ribbon denoting Army (Heer) service. In silvered iron, magnetic on a short length of period worn ribbon. Some loss of finish to obverse and rim.
Wehrmacht Pennant for Vehicle Identification? Triangular red/white pennant being some 10 inches across its base. Tape loop and metal clip to one corner. Large ink stamped open winged eagle and swastica to one side. Upper edge ink stamped 1./Pz.Rgt 3 to obverse and "DRGM 1944" and eagle to reverse. A cloth item which as yet is not positively identified, please advise if you can provide details. Overall all excellent condition but grubby with age. Excellent size for display.
Wehrmacht Pennant for Vehicle Identification? Triangular pennant of red/white some 10 inches across its base. Metal clip and loop attached to one corner, large ink stamped open wing eagle and Swastica to obverse. Overstamped hard to read "1/s.Pz.dg.AM519" to one side, "DRGM1943" to reverse. Excellent overall condition with mild age staining. An unusual cloth item whose use is still unclear. Please advise if you know better! Good size for display
Wehrmacht, (Heer, Luftwaffe, Waffen SS ) NCO tresse/braid A 6 metre (approx) length of green/white tresse
Weimar Police Bayonet. A very nice, uncleaned example of a private purchase Police bayonet, which escaped the modifications of the Nazi era when most of these were converted by having the clamshell removed and an aluminum Police eagle set into the girp. 10 inch chrome steel blade showing no damage whatsoever and in superb bright, unsharpened condition. Excellent detailing to eagle head pommel and cross guard with original staghorn grips. Minor wear to plating particularly to top of pommel. Weimar style police device securely fitted to obverse centre grip plate, whilst a beautifully detailed clamshell sporting a Weimar eagle is secured beneath the cross guard. Black leather scabbard with twin decorative lines to the obverse and vertical stitching to the reverse has wear only commensurate with wear and age. Minor plate loss to lower scabbard fitting with undented ball. A rare survivor in this unaltered state
Welfare Organisation Stickpin for Mothers and Children. The Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (NSV), meaning "National Socialist People's Welfare", was a social welfare organization during the Third Reich. The NSV was established in 1933, shortly after the NSDAP took power in Germany. Its seat was in Berlin. This 2 part pin has the NSV symbol in black surrounded by the words "Für Mutter und Kind" and on the reverse of the insert it has the makers name, Paul Mann & Co Luddenschied.
West Wall Medal Complete with both the ribbon and original packet of issue, which is ink stamped "Carl Poellath Schronenhansen" to the reverse and "Deutsches Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen" to the obverse. Some minor age tarnish to the award, ribbon and packet in excellent condition.
West Wall Medal The West Wall Medal (German: Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany's western borders, known as the West Wall or, in English, the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there between 15 June 1938 to 31 March 1939. In all 622,064 medals were awarded until 31 January 1941. In 1944, after the allied invasion, it was again "re-instituted" and awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders. It awarded to over 800,000 men in total by the end of the war. In excellent condition with a piece of miniature award ribbon still attached. No makers code stamped to the ring.
West Wall Medal The West Wall Medal (German: Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany's western borders, known as the West Wall or the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there between 15 June 1938 to 31 March 1939.In all 622,064 medals were awarded until 31 January 1941. In 1944, after the allied invasion, it was again "re-instituted" and awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders. It awarded to over 800,000 men in total by the end of the war. Complete with a length of unworn ribbon and the original packet of issue which is ink stamped "Carl Poellath "
West Wall Medal Miniature Buttonhole Astonishing detail to this tiny west wall medal, mounted to a piece of white/yellow/white medal ribbon sewn in the form of a bow, the whole attached to a period black button. A collection of these button holes is a worthwhile investment and a great way enjoy artifacts without taking up lots of space- start yours with this super piece
Westphalian Cap Eagle An interesting item consisting of a prancing white horse upon a red enamelled shield, the whole surrounded by oak leaves and mounted upon outstretched wings. Although no Nazi insignia are visible on this piece, it is stamped Ges Gesh to the reverse along with a makers initial of ST& L, and is certainly of a quality commensurate with the 30's to 40's timeframe. Mounting pins complete to the obverse.
Wewelsburg Castle-Silverware As all historians of the Third Reich are aware, Castle Wewelsburg was to become the centre of the cult of the SS: a leadership school, a study centre, folklore centre and much more at the behest of the Reichführer SS, Heinrich Himmler. The items offered here once formed a small part of the silverware/flatware supplies of the castle, and were " liberated" at the end of hostilities by a local resident. In an attempt to authenticate these items having obtained them from their previous owner, a visit was made to the castle and comparisons made with the museums remaining stock, the results of which may be seen below. Future entries will list the still available items we hold. A " once in a lifetime " chance to obtain silverware from Himmlers "Grail Castle" NB. These photos are of museum stock. Items for sale appear in subsequent listings.
White Leather Parade Sword or Dagger Hanger This extremely rare accoutrement is of white finished leather, with stitching of matching white thread. Attached spring clip has a pebbled finish and appears to be of alluminium. Overall in excellent condition, leather a little brittle with age. This style of hanger has been associated with the SS parade dress uniform.
Willys Jeep First Aid Tin An empty, green painted metal tin some 8x4 inches bearing the logo of the Detroit First Aid Company on the lid, of a size and configuration to fit the iconic WW2 Willys jeep. In excellent condition with working catch and handle, mounting holes drilled in the base.
Winterhilfswerk Badge Circular, die-cast metal badge in a silver and black finish. On the face is a central design depicting a side-on view of Adolf Hitler's head, with the inscription WINTERHILFE to the left and 1933 1934 to the right. There is a circular border inscription HITLER'S DANK GAU WESTFALEN-NORD. A retaining pin is attached to the reverse and there is an inscription PAULMANN & CRONE LÜDENSCHEID GES.GESCH. In excellent condition with attractive age patina. Pin and catch in perfect functioning condition.
Winterhilfswerk Stickpin This is one of three different designs available, and was issued 28-29th March 1943. Stamped grey metal construction, pin held beneath two bendable "wings" on the reverse. Numbered "14" to the rear.
Winterhilfswerk Stickpin Struck to celebrate the contribution made by German shooting clubs to the " Winterhilfswerk" during 1935-1936, this stamped badge is an oval of approximately one inch at its widest. Having a target and crossed swords above a swastica, a plain straight pin is soldered to the reverse. Excellent condition
WW 1 Miniature Bayonet A really beautifully made miniature commemorative from the first war, being a letter opener in the form of a bayonet. This interesting item is engraved with " 1914 Souvenir 1917" on the single edged, fullered blade. These blades were made in Belgium after WWI for sale to tourists visiting the battlefields, Since the economy of the country had been destroyed by war local craftsman resorted to whatever means available to earn a living. Miniature bayonets have spawned an entire area of collecting interest. Seeming to be of one piece construction with separately applied wooden grips, having a blunt tip to the blade, and showing little at wear.
WW 2 German Police Sword Knot Worn by the German Police Service on the appropriate sword, the black cord strapping on this knot is some 15 inches in length, embellished with triple lines of silver bullion. Silver crown and acorn, A knot which has really seen some service, but nonetheless would dress up a good to excellent sword.
WW1 Cleaver This enormously heavy cleaver, dated 1916, was reputedly used to assist in the clearance of horse cadavers from the battlefields of WW1. Weighing over 3 lbs and some 17inches in overall length, it is easy to see how it could simply and quickly chop through large bone sections to facilitate the removal of the animal. Manufacturers mark "Brades" stamped heavily to blade. The founder of the company, William Hunt, was an edge tool maker at Rowley Regis, near Dudley, Worcestershire, in the late 18th century. In 1782 he purchased the Brades Estate at Oldbury, near Birmingham, and established a new works there known as Brades Forge, or simply as The Brades. By 1805 they were also manufacturing steel on the site, which was now known as the Brades Steel Works. Around 1793, Hunt took W. Cliffe into partnership, and for a short period the firm was known as Hunt and Cliffe: this name appears in the company's first ledger, dated 9 May 1794. This partnership dissolved around 1803, and Hunt continued trading on his own account until 1809, when he took his sons into partnership and the firm became known as William Hunt & Sons. In 1828 the company acquired William Edwards and Sons (incorporating the Eagle Edge Tool Company), and later the business of Bache Bros, spade makers of Churchill Forge, near Stourbridge. In the late 19th century George Heaton became a major shareholder in the company. In a condition commensurate for its age and use, blade section is pitted, whilst the cutting edge has various nicks and chips. Wooden handle sound.
WW1 Era Trench knife-Carl Eickhorn This knife or knife-bayonet is typical of the private purchase knives obtained by officers following the order No 2732/12 16 A2 of January 8th 1917 which abolished Sabres in favour of the short bayonet. This example is unusual in that it is marked to the Ricasso with the Eickhorn back to back squirrels logo. Single edged blade is good condition with several nicks to the cutting edge which can be felt with a finger nail. Finger guard, backstrap and eagle head pommel with non functioning push button retain their bright finish, Black chequered grips and retaining rivets in fine condition. Much original black paint remaining to scabbard which has lost its leather belt loop. A great example of a rare knife which was probably carried through two world wars.
WW1 Fighting knife- Eickhorn A tremendous example of what has become a rare knife, being an early "trench" knife by the prestigious firm of Carl Eickhorn of Solingen. Making this example exceptional is the inclusion of an acceptance mark to the eagle head pommel, being a "m" surmounted by a crown,,as well as an early Eickhorn blade mark without logo. Smooth walnut grips are in excellent condition and are secured by three rivets. Upturned finger guard in excellent condition, needle sharp blade having no nicks to the cutting edge and with wear only commensurate with age. No damage to scabbard, one of the two rivets missing which secure leather belt loop to scabbard, but this could be easily be replaced at the discretion of the new owner. Horizontal grip strap complete with operating snap clip. A fantastic example of a rare knife which would have been carried through both wars.
WW1 Iron Cross First Class Stickpin A really good quality example of this stickpin in excellent condition. Being slightly larger than the majority of these pins, yet still only 1/2 inch across the arms of the swastica, the detailing of the perfect enameling is superb. Knurled attachment pin secured via soldered circular pad to the unmarked reverse. In essentially unworn condition
WW1 Knife-Bayonet An exceptional knife from the prolific maker E& F Horster of Solingen, and marked as such to the reverse Ricasso. Operating spring catch and barrel slot. Perfectly cut chequered wooden grip plates held by two domed rivets. Pommel and cross guard somewhat dull with age but in excellent undamaged condition. Bright, needle sharp blade with no damage to cutting edge. Most original finish to undented scabbard. Webbing belt loop slightly frayed but perfectly functional and held by two rivets. A fine example of this type of fighting knife which was still prominent during WW2
WW1 Officers Knife-Bayonet Manufactured by the Alcoso Company of Solingen, this knife is typical of the many variations of personal protection knife purchased by German officers following the January 1917 order abolishing Sabres and replacing them with a short bayonet. As only NCO,s were supplied by the quartermaster with free issue items, other officers opted to purchase commercially available types rather than the regulation K98 etc. In outstanding condition for its age, and having pommel, backstrap and finger guard covered in black lacquer. Horn grips in perfect condition. Maker marked blade in bright unsharpened condition with only in and out runner marks, blade washer still in place. Minor loss of finish to black painted scabbard. Brown leather hanger and belt loop closely resembles that of the HJ knife and is in excellent supple condition with correctly operating snap clip. A rare survivor in the probably the best condition available in today's market.
WW1 Royal Tank Regiment/ Canadian Armoured Regiment Memoribillia. A most unusual WW1 item of memoribillia being a German rifle butt mounted with 2 cap badges: 1. The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War. Today it is the armoured regiment of the British Army's 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade. Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps. 2. Le Régiment de Hull (RCAC) is a Primary Reserve armoured reconnaissance regiment of the Canadian Forces. The regiment is based in Hull, Quebec near Ottawa. Active in all aspects of the day-to-day life of Outaouais residents, the unit is the only francophone military presence in the area.
WW1 Trench /Fighting Knife This incredible knife is essentially mint-not a term we use lightly. Totally undamaged wooden grip plates are secured by two rivets, and have diagonal grooving to prevent slipping. Semi recurved cross guard still retains all its factory blackening, whilst the needle sharp unmarked blade retains a fine cutting edge, and most cross grain, with only very minor age spots and runner marks. Blackened scabbard retains all of its finish, whilst the attached leather belt loop and grip strap remain supple and undamaged. A fantastic example and probably the best one on the market today, Incredible that it is approximately 100 years old!
WW1 Trench Knife An excellent private purchase knife, maker marked to the rarely seen manufacturer "Gebrüder Rauh", and dating from approximately 1915. Horn grip is in perfect condition, having wonderful vertical strait ions ensuring a secure handhold regardless of conditions. The end of the grip is capped with a plate which could be of silver, which matches the ferrule. Finger guard forms a part of the one piece tang/blade and is in matching superb condition, much cross training being visible, and with the makers name and logo placed horizontally along the length of the blade, being "Gebrüder Rauh, Gräfrath-Sol." Leather scabbard in excellent condition, having twin vertical lines to obverse and reverse, with a matching stitched seam to the reverse. Horizontal leather grip retainer still present with perfectly working snap clip. A great example of a rare knife.
WW1 Trench Knife A private purchase knife, very unusual in that it is marked to the manufacturer by virtue of a hard to read mark on the blade stating " Demag Duisberg". Beautiful curved stag grip held to the tang by two brass rivets, and topped by a silver plate. Recurve cross guard in fine condition. Plated double edged blade is still razor sharp with a needle tip, being stamped with the patent phrase "GESETZLICH GESCHÜTZ" to the reverse Ricasso, with the "Demag Duisberg" in a circle on the opposite Ricasso. Black painted scabbard has lost a little paint toward the tip, but retains most original finish elsewhere. Leather belt attachment riveted to reverse scabbard. A fanfastic find for the collector of these fascinating weapons.
WW1 Trench Knife A fascinating and seldom seen WW1 fighting or trench knife, manufactured throughout the first war, but in this particular case enterprisingly adapted for sale to the American servicemen occupying the Cologne area following the end of hostilities in 1918. Pommel backstrap and finger guard in exceptional condition showing only wear commensurate with age. Chequered wooden grip plates secured by two domed rivets. Blade is in good condition showing signs of cleaning to the reverse, but having the inscription "Souvenir of Siegburg" on a floral scroll to the obverse. "Nahkampfer D.R.G.M." stamped to the upper broad Ricasso. Undented black scabbard appears to be repainted and has the HJ knife type leather belt loop and grip strap riveted to the obverse. Brown leather is in excellent pliable condition and has a fully working snap clip. A rare survivor.
WW1 Trench Knife with Boade Dedication Produced from 1915 and initially supplied to pioneer troops, this remarkable knife has wooden grips having diagonal cross cuts to help prevent slippage. These beautifully shaped and fit sides are held in place on the tang extension with three rivets. Semi recurve crossguard is in excellent condition and retains a blade washer to its underside. Bright blade is still sharp, having only minute signs of sharpening and no damage to cutting edges. Making this example particularly unusual is the original dedication to the blade which reads: Weihnachten 1916 II Batl.Inf. Regt. 41 Black painted scabbard in excellent condition with majority of finish still present. Black leather belt loop which is securely riveted to scabbard body has the HJ type grip strap attached. A superb example of a rare knife which probably was carried through the Third Reich period.
WW1 Trench Knife- Carl Friedrich Ern. An honest example of a rare maker marked trench knife, manufactured around 1915 by the the firm of CF Ern, who first established a blade firm in Solingen Wald in 1873. Excellent wood grips fixed by three rivets through the flattened tang, cross guard retaining most of its original black finish. Maker marked blade razor sharp with needle sharp tip, a little rusty but would clean up greatly as to the taste of the next owner. Most original finish to undented scabbard, which has leather belt loop and grip strap still riveted soundly to upper area. Leather work a little dry and would benefit from "feeding" . A rare opportunity to obtain an original maker marked knife.
WW1 Trench Knife- Ed Wusthof Superb trench knife manufactured in the WW1 period but almost certainly carried through the Third Reich. Horn grip in excellent undamaged condition and having what may be a silver top plate secured by two rivets. Silver ferrule slightly loose on the grip, which has moved slightly on the tang of the blade. All finish remaining to recurve cross guard. Single edged blade is in stunning condition having most cross grain remaining, razor sharp cutting edge, needle sharp tip and essentially no signs of age. Horizontally maker marked to the upper blade with the trident mark and the name "Ed Wüsthof Solingen" Leather scabbard with matching silver chape is stitched to the rear. Securely sewn to scabbard is a leather belt loop (slight tear) and functioning grip strap. Excellent example of a maker marked knife.
WW1 Trench knife-C.F. Ern A good example of a rare maker marked trench knife, manufactured around 1915 by the the firm of CF Ern, who first established a blade firm in Solingen Wald in 1873. Excellent wood grips fixed by three rivets through the flattened tang, small chip adjacent to crossguard. Razor sharp blade with needle sharp tip is marked "ERN Wald Rheinl." along with a miniature makers logo of a crown over a sword, the opposite Ricasso marked "Rasierer Fabric" or Razor factory. No crossguard present. Evidence of hardened grease which has protected the blade over the years but would clean up greatly as to the taste of the next owner. Some evidence of sharpening. Anodised finish to undented scabbard, which has leather belt loop still riveted soundly to upper area. Leather work a little dry and would benefit from "feeding" . A rare opportunity to obtain an original maker marked knife.
WW1 Trench knife. Carl Schlieper was a German hardware manufacturing business established in Remscheid, Germany in the 18th century. Products produced by the company included tools, steel safes, locks, heavy machinery, bathroom fixtures, and coffee grinders, and private purchase blades for the Kaisers army. The company operated in the Dutch East Indies and had pavilion at the Colonial Exhibition of Semarang in 1914. The company also operated in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, including as a supplier of hardware for the Engineering Corps The company is known for its "Eye Brand" knives, including the SA dagger familiar to collectors. The fighting/trench knife featured here was almost certainly made during WW1, but could easily have seen service throughout WW2, and has a blackened wooden grip, with plain nickle ferrule, cross guard and pommel cap. Double edged,maker marked blade is needle sharp, has no damage to cutting edges, and only minor smudging to the blade surface which could probably be returned to a mint state with judicious use of an appropriate cleaner. Leather scabbard is in good condition with some wear to the HJ style retaining strap and popper. A superb example of a hard to find trench knife.
WW2 Dagger Hangers Possibly associated with Yugoslavia or one of the Balkan States, these hangers are of fine leather backed with a soft felt like material. Hardware appears to be of brass, lower push in clips working perfectly, no markings to buckles, or top hanger. Some 9 inches in overall length.
WW2 Dress Dagger Hangers A set of hangers from the European states, possibly Yugoslavia or the Balkans consisting of 10 inch long, grey or silver double sided brocade straps without a backing material. Straps incorporate brass or gilded hardware without markings. Upper and lower clips operating correctly, upper clip pebbled. Some period repair to both straps in several places. An interesting set of period worn straps, yet to be properly identified.
WW2 Field produced Soldering Tool This fascinating item appears to be a field produced soldering or braising tool, consisting of a wad filled copper tube set inside a 1942 dated 20mm cannon shell case. Presumably the shell case would have been filled with petrol? Which would have burned through the wad or wick forming a very hot base on top of the tube. The external tube would have allowed the introduction of oxygen? to increase the temperature of the burn. A superb example of "Tommy" ingenuity in the field.
WW2 Fire Axe The Auxiliary Fire Service (AFS) was first formed in 1938 in Great Britain as part of the Civil Defence Service. Its role was to supplement the work of brigades at local level. In this job it was hampered severely by the incompatibility of equipment used by these different brigades — most importantly the lack of a standard size of hydrant valve! Despite its size and weight, this large utility axe was considered an item of portable equipment, contained within its protective leather case which could be attached to a waist belt via loops on the reverse. This example bears the stamping of the Auxilliary Fire Service and the number 20099. An excellent example showing only mild wear commensurate with age and use.
WW2 Photo Album An interesting album containing 136 images, many of which are postcards. Included are HJ boys in uniform, mountain scenes, cable cars etc. In good condition with interleaving complete, front fastener missing.
WW2 Photo Album 'WEHRDIENST EHRENDIENST' A lovely well presented WW2 Photo Album 'WEHRDIENST EHRENDIENST'. This album includes pages of WW2 and includes 21 photos of soldiers and their families. A real great addition to any collection. Thank you for your interest.
WW2 Vintage"Arabis" Cigarettes A full box of cigarettes from the Kosmos firm who were established in Dresden during World War Two . Each cigarette has a knight on rearing horse logo, whilst the box itself has a quite intricate Arabic style picture to the lid. Box in surprisingly good condition for its age, lid with some splitting of the edges, base all complete. Contents showing signs of age.
WW2 Willys Jeep Carbine Holster The Willys MB (commonly known as a Jeep or formally as the U.S. Army Truck, 1/4 ton, 4x4) and the Ford GPW are four-wheel drive utility vehicles that were manufactured during World War II. Produced from 1941 to 1945, it evolved post-war into the civilian Jeep CJ, and inspired both an entire category of recreational 4WDs and several generations of military light utility vehicles. On offer here is an original and most desirable leather holster for carrying the M1 or M2. carbine mounted in convenient location on the framework of the jeep, normally adjacent to the drivers seat. The M1 carbine (formally the United States Carbine, Caliber .30, M1) is a lightweight, easy to use, .30 caliber semi-automatic carbine that was a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and well into the Vietnam War. The M1 carbine was produced in several variants and was widely used by not only the U.S. military, but by military, paramilitary and police forces around the world. It has also been a popular civilian firearm. The M2 carbine is the selective-fire version of the M1 carbine capable of firing in both semi-automatic and full-automatic. This original holster is complete and has had the vulnerable securing straps replaced, however the original worn straps will be included in this sale. An outstanding example which would be perfect for a re-enactor or mechanic collector rebuilding a jeep to original wartime specification.
Yugoslavian Air Force Dagger Hangers A most unusual set of hangers attributed to the Royal Yugoslavian Air Force during the period of the second world war. Yellow/gold facings are backed by leather, whilst the oval buckles appear to be brass, as does the upper belt clip, which is retained by a turned and stitched leather tab. Lower push in clips appear to be nickel and function perfectly. Some fraying to the front facings and age wear to the leather. An interesting set of hangers.
Zeltbahn This Zeltbann is unmarked as many were, but was purchased with 2 others (listed) which are maker marked and dated, from a farmer in the Ardennes region in Belgium during an archaeological visit in 2010.it is in excellent condition, with no rips,tears or holes with all metal eyelets present. The Zeltbahn 31 was developed and patented by Walter Reichert in 1929 and issued first in 1931 as an upgrade of the Reichsweir tent. It is made of a water repellent material called Makostoff and is imprinted with a camouflage pattern (developed in 1929) which is also known as Army Splinter Pattern (Heeres Splitter Muster 31), but was also known as Buntfarbenmuster ("Splittertarn") The shelter quarter was used for 2 basic purposes: to make a tent and as a rain poncho, however the official manual listed numerous other uses.
Zeppelin Commemorative Badge Commemorative badge of the LZ-127 "Graf Zeppelin" Airship, and maker marked FLL (Friedrich Linden, Ludenschied) to the rear. Struck to commemorate the 1st commercial passenger flight of the "Graf Zeppelin" in 1932, these badges are believed have been given to crew or other airship staff. As they were issued in various colors, it is believed that the color of the badge indicated service different areas such that each badge was linked to the specialty or position the recipient held within the company. Having an overall of 44,6 mm, with perfect enamelling and superb detailing to the bronze centre depiction of the Graf Zeppelin in flight. Typical period fully functioning retaining pin to the rear.