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We offer a wide range of Collectable WW1 and WW2 Axis and Allied militaria : Uniforms, Headgear, Field/Personal equipment, Weapons and military collectables etc.

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1935 TAG DER ARBEIT TINNIE BADGE A nice 1935 Tag Der Arbeit tinnie/day badge. Badge retains its attaching pin and is maker marked for E.F Wiedmann. Frankfurt.
1938 SILVER GRADE NSRL CLOTH EAGLE. A good condition ,1938 Silver Grade NSRL cloth sports eagle. Full uncut condition. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
1957 RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL A very nice condition 1957 issue Russian Front medal. Retains almost all of its finish.
20mm WW2 GERMAN FLAK ROUND A very nice condition complete inert, never fired German 20mm Flak Round. Waffen-amt stamped and dated for 1943 All comes apart into 3 pieces, becoming harder to find in this condition. U.K BUYERS ONLY ON THIS ITEM
25 YEAR FAITHFULL SERVICE CROSS & ISSUE CASE A nice condition, 25 Year Faithfull service cross in its original case/box. The box has small split on the lid but nothing major, also has its makers label for the maker of Paul Maybauer. The ribbon still has its attaching pin and the medal still retains lots of its original finish.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS maker marked 55 A nice condition WW2 2nd Class Iron Cross. Correct three piece construction. The ring is maker marked with the number 55, for the maker J.E. Hammer & Söhne Geringswalde. Comes on a piece of original ribbon.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS ROUND 3 A very good condition, 2nd class Iron Cross.This the more desirable and harder to find curly round 3 variant. Correct three piece construction, the core retains almost all of its finish and retains its long original piece of ribbon.
4 YEAR & 12 YEAR COURT MOUNTED LONG SERVICE MEDALS A nice, used condition, court mounted pair of 4 & 12 year Army/Kriegsmarine medals. Both medals retain their correct eagle devices. The bar retains its red cloth backing and attaching pin.
40 YEAR FAITHFULL SERVICE CROSS & CASE A very nice condition, 40 Year Faithfull Service Cross with its original case. The cross is in very good condition retaining its finish and black enamelling. Comes with original ribbon and attaching pin.
ARMY RECRUITING SERVICE ARMBAND A very nice Army recruiting service armband. A white armband with black embroided eagle to the centre. I believe these may have also been worn by stewards for crowd control at rallies and such things. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
ARMY SPORTS VEST EAGLE A good condition,full uncut Army Sports Vest Eagle. This is the first pattern eagle has it has no mouth in the beak. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
AUSTRIAN ANSCHLUSS MEDAL & CASE A nice Austrian Anschluss medal with its original case. The medal is in good condition with original ribbon and attaching pin.
BAR TO IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS A nice used condition,Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Shows some slight rubbing to the highlights and still retains its four attaching pins. No makers marks.
BRITISH MODERN MK7 HELMET with CAMOUFLAGE NET/COVER A very nice issued British Mk7 helmet. Helmet comes with it original camouflage cover on it and also with comes with its camouflage, scrim covered netting over it. Still retains its liner and looks like it originally issued to someone from the Mercian's.
BRONZE GRADE DRL SPORTS BADGE A nice condition Bronze grade DRL Sports badge. The badge shows some slight rubbing to the highlights and still retains its attaching pin and catch. To the back it has all makers details.
CASED 1st CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS without swords,maker marked A nice used condition 1st Class War Merit Cross without swords and issue case. The lid of the case has the full facsimile insignia of the cross. The cross shows some light rubbing to the highlights and still retains its attaching pin. The pin is maker marked 4 for the maker Steinhauer & Luck.
COURT MOUNTED 4 YEAR & WEST WALL MEDAL PAIR & RIBBON BAR A nice condition,4 Year & West Wall court mounted medal pair. Comes with its correct ribbon bar which has its correct eagle device as does the medal itself.
CWC G10 MILITARY ISSUE WATCH A very nice as new condition with minimal signs of wear CWC G10Tritium Dial Military Issue watch. This type were issued to British military forces from 1980 until 2008. Comes in full working order. Brand new these retail at approx £299
DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND A nice, used condition, Deutsche Wehrmacht armband. Shows some staining with age and it has been double stamped with acceptance marks to the front. It has no rips, tears or holes. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
FEURSCHUTZPOLIZEI STOCKLARN ARM BADGE A nice worn condition, Feuerschutzpolizei (Fire Protection Police) for the city/town of Stocklarn Arm Patch. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
FEURSCHUTZPOLIZEI WARBURG-LAND ARM BADGE A nice worn condition, Feuerschutzpolizei (Fire Protection Police) for the city/town of Warburg-Land Arm Patch. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
FEURSCHUTZPOLIZEI WELLENDORF ARM BADGE A nice worn condition, Feuerschutzpolizei (Fire Protection Police) for the city/town of Wellendorf Arm Patch. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
FEURSCHUTZPOLIZEI ZUTZENDORF ARM BADGE A nice worn condition, Feuerschutzpolizei (Fire Protection Police) for the city/town of Zutzendorf Arm Patch. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
GENDARMERIE POLIZEI ARM BADGE A good condition, Gendarmerie Polizei (Rural Police) arm badge. An embroided Orange badge. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
HITLER YOUTH ARMBAND A very good condition Hitler youth armband. A multi-piece, BeVo woven armband with no rips or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
HITLER YOUTH BADGE A good condition,Hitler youth pin back badge. Shows some slight wear and retains its original attaching pin. Maker marked to the back RZM 18 for the maker Karl Wurster K.G. Markneukirchen/Sa.
HITLER YOUTH/BDM ARM DIAMOND PATCH A good, used condition, Hitler Youth ,predominantly worn on the arm of the tunic by the BDM. Diamond is folded and has the Ges.Gesch markings.
KREIGSMARINE MINESWEEPER AWARD A nice condition,Kreigsmarine Minesweepers award. Has a little bit of its original gilt finish to the wreath and some to the water spray in the centre. No makers mark. Still retains its original attaching pin and catch.
KRIEGSMARINE HAMMERED SCABBARD DAGGER A very good condition Kriegsmarine Hammered scabbard dagger with its original Knot. The pommel is only hand tight and whole dagger can be stripped down if you so wished. The blade is etched and is in excellent condition and maker marked WKC. The release button is tight to press but no problem with releasing. In a all very good example of the more sore after hammered scabbard issue daggers.
KRIEGSMARINE SPORTS VEST EAGLE A good condition,Kriegsmarine Sports Vest eagle. A full uncut eagle with no rips or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
KUBAN SHIELD A very nice condition Kuban shield. The bronzed shield is mounted on its original field grey/green cloth backing and has its original black backing paper. A very nice original piece which becoming harder to find.
LANDWACHT POLIZEI - RURAL POLICE CAP BADGE A very good condition Landwacht Polizei (Rural Police) cap badge. The badge is in very good condition and still retains its two attaching pins. To either side of the pins it is marked Ges. Gesch. and the other 37 which I presume is the date.
LARGE GERMAN ARMY PLATTER A very good condition Large German Army(Heer) mess hall platter. The platter is maker marked and dated 1938 and has the Army issue Eagle. Nice original piece. Not one of the may copies the are around.
LARGE LUFTWAFFE COFFEE POT A large, very good condition, original large Luftwaffe coffee pot. Still retains its original lid. The base is maker marked and dated for 1942. Large complete pieces like this are becoming very hard to find. Nice original item.
LATE WAR NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very good condition later war issue NSDAP party badge. This is the painted version not the enamelled type. Still retains its attaching pin and is RZM marked M1/17 for the maker F.W.Assmann & Sohne.Ludenscheid.
LUFTWAFFE BUCKLE maker marked A nice, used condition Luftwaffe belt buckle. Still as plenty of its finish and still has its 2 attaching pins. On the back it has intertwined letters GB for Gustav Brehmer and under the roll bar its is dated 41.
LUFTWAFFE CUP,SAUCER & SPOON A very nice Luftwaffe mess hall Cup, Saucer and spoon set. All pieces are maker marked and dated and all have the Luftwaffe eagle. The Saucer is dated 1939,the cup is 1940 and the spoon is 1941. Nice original set. Not one of the many copies that are around.
LUFTWAFFE GRAVY BOAT & LADLE A very nice mess hall Luftwaffe Gravy boat with original Luftwaffe Aluminium gravy ladle. Both items are maker marked and dated and have the Luftwaffe eagle. The bowl is dated for 1939 and the ladle 1942. Nice original set. Not one of the may copies that are around.
LUFTWAFFE M43 CAP A very nice, worn condition lightweight material Luftwaffe M43 cap. The inside of the cap shows wear but you can just make out the Rbnr issue number, the date looks to be 1944 and is sized 56. No rips or tears,still retains its two buttons to the front. Most likely a summer issue cap rather than the usual wool type caps Has a real 'been there' look to it.
LUFTWAFFE SIDE CAP A nice worn condition Luftwaffe side/Overseas cap. If you lift the sides of the cap you can see the difference in the colour due to wear and age. The eagle to the front is all there but the stitching to the cap has come away a little otherwise fine. The inside of the cap liner has been torn a little and gone through to a small slit on one side of the cap, looks to have been done with a n knife of some sort. This is hidden from the outside by the flap. The inside is stamped for the maker Berlonia, Berlin and dated 1941 As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. Light tested with no issues.
LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLE A good condition,Luftwaffe Sports Vest eagle. A full uncut eagle with no rips or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
LUFTWAFFE SUMMER TUNIC EAGLE A very good condition, solid back, Luftwaffe Summer Tunic Eagle. Shows only minimal wear and still retains its attaching pin and catch. Maker marked A. for Assmann.
LUFTWAFFE TUNIC EAGLE A very nice condition Luftwaffe tunic breast eagle. Nice complete embroided eagle. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
M87 SOUTH AFRICAN COMBAT HELMET &COVER A very nice, issued and worn M87 ballistic composite helmet with type 1 brown standard cover. The small peak can be held in upfolded position by a small velcro patch. Has a drawstring attachment. Inside it has the makers label and its original liner. The original owner has put his name inside and also an inscription 'Born free, taxed to death' A nice not that often seen helmet. More photos available on request.
MINIATURE MOTHERS CROSS in GOLD A nice condition mini Mothers Cross in gold. Cross comes on its original ribbon and attaching pin which is attached to a small tag which appear to be its original price tag.
MINT LUFTWAFFE FIGHING KNIFE An excellent condition near mint Luftwaffe boot fighting knife. The blade has only some minor small blemish's, and retains almost all of its cross graining. The blade has the Luftwaffe stick eagle number 5 acceptance mark. The scabbard retains most of its original finish showings some minor wear i.e. a couple of small scratches. Difficult, not impossible to upgrade but the best one I have had. Priced for the condition, more photos on request if needed I CAN ONLY SELL THIS ITEM TO OVER 18'S ONLY, I HAVE NO PROBLEM POSTING OVERSEAS, BUYERS IT IS YOUR RESPONSABILITY TO ENSURE THIS ITEM CAN BE IMPORTED INTO YOUR COUNTRY.
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MOTHERS CROSS in GOLD with CASE A very nice original Gold grade Mothers cross. Comes in its original issue box and long piece of original ribbon. The box has its original distributers details on the underside of the lid. To the top of the box it has a full facsimile logo of the award. The cross is in very good condition and retains all of its finish and enamelling.
MOTHERS CROSS in SILVER A very nice Silver grade Mothers Cross. Comes with its original piece of long ribbon and retains all of its enamelling.
NSDAP 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL A nice, worn condition 10 Year Nsdap service medal. This is quite a heavy medal and still retains some of its original finish.
NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND A very good condition NSDAP Party armband. A multi-piece, BeVo woven armband with no rips or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND A very good condition NSDAP Party armband. A multi-piece, BeVo woven armband with no rips or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE An excellent condition, NSDAP Party badge. This is the painted variant with very little wear. The badge has the rarer button hole attachment and is RZM marked M1/120 for the maker Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid. Great condition.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very nice condition painted type NSDAP party badge. The badge retains almost all of its finish, with only some slight rubbing to the highlights. Still retains its original attaching pin and is marked RZM M1/63 for Steinhauer & Luck of Ludenscheid.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A nice condition NSDAP party badge. The badge retains almost all of its enamelling and still has its attaching pin. The reverse is RZM marked M1/52,Deschler &Sohn. Munchen.
NSDAP PARTY MEMBERS NUN ERST RECHT BADGE A very nice, getting harder to find,original,1923-24 NSDAP members Nun Erst Recht Badge(Now all the more) The Nun Erst Recht badge was first issued and worn during the time when the NSDAP was officially banned after the failed Putsch specifically. All Flags and insignia from Parties that had been dissolved under the 9th November 1923 decree but this stated that the swastika was not a NSDAP specific symbol. NSDAP party members were not able to wear the NSDAP Party badge, but a loop hole in this decree made it possible to wear a swastika badge with either No slogan, or another slogan. This is when the slogan Nun Erst Recht issued and worn
NSKK ARM EAGLE A very good NSKK eagle. These were worn on the upper arm of the tunic or shirt. To the back it still has its issue RZM paper tag. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
NSKK ARM EAGLE A nice, used condition NSKK Arm Eagle. Worn on the arm of the brown shirt and Khaki tunic. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
NSKK OLD FIGHTERS ARM EAGLE A very nice NSKK 'Old Fighters' Arm Eagle with chevrons. worn on the arm of the shirt or Khaki tunic. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
NSKOV DONATION BADGE A good condition NSKOV (National Socialist War Victims Welfare Organization). Donation Tinnie badge.
NSKOV DONATION BADGE A good condition NSKOV (National Socialist War Victims Welfare Organization). Donation Tinnie badge.
PANZER ASSAULT BADGE A very nice example Panzer Assault badge. Still retains some of its original finish to the front,shows some slight rubbing to the highlights. It still reatins its original attaching pin and catch. It also has its maker mark for Karl Wurster. In all a very nice example of this desirable award.
POST 53 BRITISH OFFICERS ROYAL CORPS of TRANSPORT CAP & COLLAR BADGES & SHOULDER TABS A nice set of post 1953 Queens Crown, Royal Corps of Transport Cap and collar badge set with RCT shoulder tabs for the rank of Captain. Nice little set.
RAD CLOTH CAP BADGE An excellent condition cloth R.A.D cap badge. An embroided badge that appears to have never been attached to cap. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
RAD SOUP BOWL A nice condition RAD issue soup bowl. Good complete condition with no cracks or chips. To outer edge of the bowl it has a red stripe all the way round it. To the underneath it has clear maker and RAD markings.
REPRODUCTION INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE A nice condition 1980's produced Infantry Assault badge. Complete with attaching pin and catch.
RERODUCTION ARMY/KRIEGSMARINE EAGLE A nice condition summer tunic Army/Kriegsmarine white metal eagle. Complete with pin and catch.
RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL MAKER MARKED 127 A nice used condition, Russian Front medal. Comes with its original issue ribbon, the ring in numbered 127 for the maker Moritz Hausch A.G. Pforzheim.
SA/PARTY EAGLE CAP BADGE A very nice Party/SA eagle cap badge. I am led to believe these were also worn as early Army cap eagles. Retains plenty of its original finish and also retains it 3 attaching pins. The badge is also RZM maker marked M1/M17 for F.W.Assmann & Sohne.Ludenscheid. Shows some slight rubbing to the highlights otherwise fine.
SCHUTZPOLIZEI ARM BADGE A good condition, Schutzpolizei (Protection police) arm badge. An embroided Police Green badge with its Police green backing. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
SILVER GRADE DRL BADGE A very good, not quite mint, Silver grade DRL Sports badge. The badge retains almost all of its original finish. The reverse of badge has its makers details and retains its attaching pin and catch.
SUDETENLAND MEDAL & CASE A nice Sudetenland medal with its original case. The medal is in good condition with original ribbon and attaching pin.
THIRD REICH PERIOD FIREMANS/POLICE TUNIC & CAP A very nice Firemans/Police tunic and cap. The tunic has all of its buttons and attaching hooks to the collar, inside to the lower part of the tunic is a label which I am not 100% sure but maybe unit marks. The is one repair to the arm which is not too bad. The other arm has the arm area badge for Michelfeld. Very nice cap with correct eagle and roundel but missing its chinstrap. The interior has all the makers details, shows some wear. More photos on request
TRANSITIONAL HITLER YOUTH KNIFE A very nice transitional RZM Hitler Youth knife. The blade has the logo of Carl Eickhorn and is also RZM marked M7/66 1942. Good clean blade, diamond in handle has the correct little bit of movement. The back of handle has one very fine hairline crack otherwise fine. The pommel and crossguard shows some slight wear to the plating where the retaining loop of the scabbard/frog covers the pommel. To the back of scabbard it has I presume the original owners initial scratched on it. More photos on request if needed. I can only sell this items to over 18's only.
TUNIC REMOVED LAND CUSTOMS CUFF TITLE A very nice, worn condition, tunic removed Land Customs cuff title. Shows original stitching of when attached to the tunic and where it has been pulled and cut off. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
WVD BRUSSELS CUFF TITLE & ARM EAGLE A good condition two piece set, consisting of the arm eagle and cuff title for Wehrmacht Verkehrsdirektion (Armed Forces Traffic) Directorate, Brussels Division. Both items come in very good condition, as with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
WW1 2nd CLASS IRON CROSS DOUBLE MAKER RING MARKED A good condition,WW1 Imperial 2nd Class Iron Cross. Correct 3 piece construction. The ring is double maker marked H on either side of the ring for the maker Paul Hossauer, Berlin A nice not often seen double marked EK2,just needs some ribbon.
WW1 2nd CLASS IRON CROSS with ORIGINAL ISSUE PACKET A very good condition WW1 2nd Class Iron Cross. Comes with its original piece of ribbon, which has never been attached. Also comes with its very hard to find WW1 issue packet. Front of the packet has the printed details ,though worn.
WW1 IMPERIAL 1ST CLASS IRON CROSS & ISSUE CASE A nice, used condition WW1 1st Class iron cross in its original period issue case. The material in the top of interior of case has a small split. The cross itself has toned over the years and would clean up if you so wished. Still retains its attaching pin and catch. Just below the catch it is maker marked K.O for the maker Königliches Münzamt Orden.Berlin
WW1 IMPERIAL EK2 MEDAL maker marked. A nice, slightly worn condition, WW1 2nd Class Iron Cross. Correct three piece construction. The ring is maker marked with a letters M F H. Has a piece of replacement ribbon.
WW1 IMPERIAlL 1st CLASS IRON CROSS,ORIGINAL CASE & ORIGINAL CARD BOX A top quality WW1 Imperial German Iron Cross with its original issue case and outer card box. The cross is in very good condition, the core retains most of its original finish with only some minor rubbing to the highlights. Still has its original catch and attaching pin which has the makers letter mark G, this is for the maker of Godet & Sohn. Berlin. The case has a white satin lining to the lid and a dark purple base. To the top of the case lid it has a facsimile Iron Cross to the centre of the lid. Cardboard box in overall good condition and still has most of its red label on it, which is only found on early issue awards.
WW2 GERMAN ARMY BELT & BUCKLE A very nice used condition WW2 German Army belt and buckle. The buckle still has its leather tab but cant make out the markings. Buckle is maker marked C.T.D(Christian Theodore Dicke. Ludenscheid) an dated 1941.The belt is marked but cant quite make out the markings and looks to be dated 1941 or 2. The belt has been 'field' altered with having its leather runner removed and holes put in, also belt has been shortened. A nice original 'been there' piece.
WW2 GERMAN FIREMANS SAWBACK BAYONET A nice condition,WW2 Fireman's sawback bayonet. No makers marks to the blade, all teeth are in good condition. Shows some slight wear to the plating on the s-shape crossguard and pommel. Scabbard shows a little wear as does its original patent leather frog but no damage. These more desirable sawbacks are becoming harder to find. More photos on request if needed. I can only sell this item to anyone over 18.
WW2 GERMAN RED CROSS CAP INSIGNIA A very nice condition side cap Red Cross insignia. Looks to have never been worn. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
WW2 NAMED RAF SIDE CAP A nice used condition WW2 RAF side cap. Cap has its two original buttons to the front and brass badge attached. Has a couple of small moth nips otherwise fine. The interior shows wear and has the airman's name and serial number 1511493. King. To the other side of the cap under flap it has Malta 42. A nice good used condition RAF mans cap.