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AFRIKA CUFF TITLE A very nice original 1943 pattern Afrika cuff title. Introduced in 1943 as a campaign decoration, is in full uncut condition with no hole rips or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
1934 DAY BADGE A worn condition 1934 dated day/tinnie badge. Still retains its attaching pin, shows wear
1936 EAGLE & SWASTIKA A worn condition 1936 Eagle & Swastika day/tinnie badge. Still retains its attaching pin, shows wear
1936 REICHPARTEITAGES DAY BADGE A worn condition 1936 Reichspartietages day/tinnie badge. Slightly heavy than some of these badges Still retains its attaching pin, shows wear
1936 TINNIE/DAY BADGE A very nice condition ,Tinnie/Day badge, 2.NORDMARK TREFFEN 23-24. 5.1936. To the back it has its attaching pin and makers details.
1959 PATTERN DENISON SMOCK A very nice and very clean 59 Pattern Denison Smock. Size 4,still has it makers label, no date but most likely mid to late 1960's issue. The camo scheme is the slightly rarer lighter variant which I believe the thinking is more of a Desert print/issue, or could be just one of those manufacturing oddities, not something I know too much about really. Retains all of its nickel Newey press studs, the zip runner is marked NZ and also has its 'Tail Flap' to the back. No holes, rips or tears, stitching is all there. In all a really nice original piece with minimal wear.
2 POLICE/SS DOCUMENTS CASUALTY 2 Interesting Police documents for Adolf Schad. The first being a promotion document, the second is document roughly translating, it is confirming his death and personal items. He died 14th December 1943 while serving with Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 37. The Polizei-Schützen-Regiment 37 was formed in November 1943 and disbanded in March 1944 with the manpower going to SS-Polizei-Regiment 11.
2 SINGLE EPPAULETTES 2 Single, very nice worn condition German Epaulettes. One is for the rank of Major with the 16th Infantry Regiment. The other is I think for Pioneer Battalion which looks to have had a device/numerals attached at one time. Both in good worn condition.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS maker marked A nice used condition WW2 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Shows some wear with some rubbing to the highlights. Correct three piece construction. The ring marked 65 for the maker Klein & Quenzer A.G, Idar,Oberstein a.d. Nahe.
2nd CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS with Swords & ISSUE PACKET A very nice unissued 2nd class War Merit with swords and issue packet. Medal has never been on the ribbon and is still inside its issue paper. Packet is maker marked for Deschler, as is the ring which has the number 1. It comes from the Deschler hoard found a few years back.
2nd CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS without Swords & ISSUE PACKET A really nice condition 2nd Class War Merit cross without swords. Come in its original issue packet which has its makers details to the back.Original tissue paper and ribbon. The medal has never been on the ribbon.
33 PATTERN SA DAGGER A very nice early SA dagger made by Gebruder Heller. A nice clean blade and fit is nice and tight. The acid etched “Alles fur Deutschland” motto and “Gebruder Heller Schmalkalden” maker mark both look great with motto retaining some of its original finish. 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. Solid all nickel fittings throughout and in good condition. Nice solid wood grip, with SA button and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is marked with the Gau mark 'Mi' for the Gau area of Mitte. Scabbard retains almost all of its original finish with only some minor scratches. The lower scabbard ball has a very slight dent.
36 GERMAN WARTIME PHOTOS 36 Photo album removed German wartime photographs. All are of soldiers in uniform with awards and some of nurses with a couple appearing to have been taken in France. I think they have all come from a family photo album as some are of the same man and woman. One has been torn when it must have been removed from album.
5 RESIN/RUBBER No36 Mk1 MILLS GRENADES Good solid Resin/Rubber made No36 Mk1 British Mills Grenades. To be honest I know very little about these,im not sure if they are dummy or training grenades or just resin copies. All come apart the cap is all marked and dated 7.42(1942) Initially they look like the real ones and only until you pick one up you realise the are not metal. Ideal as a display piece or for reenactor's. I have 5 available all in the same condition, price is for one. U.K sales only
75 YEAR COBURG DEUTSCHE TURNERBUND BADGE A very nice, not often seen 1935, 75 Year 1860-1935 commemorative badge for the Coburg Deutsche Turnerbund( German Gymnastics). Not a lightweight tinnie badge,good solid piece with its attaching pin and makers details for Carl Poellath,Schrobenhausen. Nice clean condition.
ASERBAIDSCHAN VOLUNTEERS ARMSHIELD A nice printed army foreign volunteer full uncut arm shield for Aserbaidscan volunteers. Shows some staining with age, otherwise fine.
BLACK WOUND BADGE A nice, early blackened brass ,worn condition Wound badge. Still retains its attaching pin and catch, non maker marked. Has a really nice 'been there' look to it.
BRITISH 1888 PATTERN LEE METFORD BAYONET A nice condition 1888 pattern Lee Metford bayonet The blade is very clean and full length, it is correctly marked with a Kings Crown being a Edward V11 issue dated for June 1902. The other side show maker marks E.F.D for Enfield. Comes with its original issue scabbard. Nice to have a late single issued bayonet rather than one that has been issued multiple times. 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.
BRITISH PARA HELMET POST WAR ISSUE,CAMO PAINTED A very nice post war issue British Para Helmet. Identical to the WW2 issue helmets but the liner for this one is dated for 1965. The helmet has original sand/desert camo paint and has an original WW2 issue camouflage net attached. The inside of the shell still has its original top pad, which is usually missing and is dated for 1968. Very nice,issued helmet.
BRONZE GRADE MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE PACKET A very nice bronze grade Mothers Cross with its original issue packet. The cross retains all of its enamelling and long original ribbon. The packet is in a worn condition and has a rip to the side of the packet. It also has its maker mark on the back of packet.
CLOTH HJ PROFICIENCY BADGE,SILVER GRADE with issue TAG A nice full uncut cloth silver grade Hitler Youth Proficiency award badge. To the back its has its original RZM,HJ tag with its makers details. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested, with no issues.
DEMJANSK ARMSHIELD A worn condition Demjansk shield. A steel wartime made shield which has lost most of its finish and has its original cloth backing and retains all 4 of its attaching blades in a diamond formation attached through its backing plate. Not perfect nut priced to sell.
FULL UNCUT KRIEGSMARINE TUNIC EAGLE A very nice full uncut off the roll Kriegsmarine tunic eagle. Excellent condition, difficult to upgrade. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
FULL UNCUT TROPICAL/DAK KRIEGSMARINE TUNIC EAGLE A very nice, not often seen full uncut tropical/Afrika Korps tunic eagle. In really clean condition with no rips or tears.
GAU-NORDSEE DAY BADGE A worn condition Gau- Nordsee day/tinnie badge. Still retains its attaching pin, shows wear
HERMANN GOERING DIVISION LUFTWAFFE EAGLE A very nice unissued Luftwaffe black backing eagle. These were used by the Hermann Goering division,worn on the M42 Overseas cap and M43, also worn by Luftwaffe ground crew. In my opinion this would be difficult to upgade. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested and has no issues.
IMPERIAL GERMAN 1871 ENGRAVED BAYONET/SIDEARM A very nice, difficult to find 1871 pattern German Imperial walking out dress side arm/bayonet. Both sides of the blade are ornately engraved, also the spine of blade is decorated all the way down, no socket for attachment so more of a sidearm. Blade looks a lot better in hand than some of the photos, with some minor spotting. It is maker marked for W.K & C. and comes in its original leather scabbard. This pattern of bayonet was worn right through until WW1. Over 18's only. I will post overseas but the buyer is responsible for making sure it can be posted to their country.
INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE A nice, used condition Infantry Assault badge. Looks to be a mid war produced badge, being the stamped out version. Shows some slight rubbing to the highlights otherwise fine, still retains its attaching pin and catch.
ITALIAN/GERMAN AFRIKA CAMPAIGN MEDAL A very nice worn condition anglo Italian/German Africa campaign medal. Medal is maker marked and comes on its original piece of ribbon. The award was instituted by the Italian Government to reward the achievements of the "Afrikakorps". The medal was awarded only to German troops.
JOB LOT of 5 WW2 PERIOD ISSUED ARBEITSBUCHS 5 original workers Arbeitsbuchs. Four are the first pattern and one second pattern. One was issued to someone working for the Krupps factory another working for Siemans,one issued to a woman. All are filled in a couple a lot more than others. All in a used worn condition but all pages are there and none are ripped or loose.
KRIEGSMARINE CAP TALLY A very nice wartime period, full uncut Kriegmarine cap tally. Slightly toned due to age otherwise fine, no rips holes or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested.
LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL & ISSUE BOX An excellent condition Luftschutz medal in its original issue box. The medal is the lightweight variant on its original ribbon which has its attaching pin. These lightweight medals were supposedly given to women but I would imagine as the war progressed they would have been issued to all recipients.
LUFTWAFFE ADMINISTRATION OFFICALS COLLAR TABS A nice matching pair of Luftwaffe Administration Officials collar tabs. Unissued pair with correct 3 piece silver bullion weave.
LUFTWAFFE OBSERVERS CLOTH BADGE A very nice,mint in my opinion,cloth Luftwaffe Observers badge. Never issued,tailors shop issue and still has its original price tab to the reverse for RM 0,80. A very nice cloth award and would be difficult to upgrade. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested.
M1915 DUTCH STORMDOLCK KNIFE,WW2 GERMAN RE-ISSUE A very nice,scarce and difficult to find M1915 Dutch 'Stormdolck fighting knife which has been converted and re-issued by German forces during WW2 which was re-designated as the Dolch115. Very nice clean condition in its original converted leather scabbard. On the crossgaurd it has a serial/ issue number 8476,also its original acceptance stamp. Hard to find and would look great in any edge weapons collection.
M31 GERMAN WATER BOTTLE A nice used condition M31 pattern Water bottle and original cup. The bottle is maker marked to the neck and dated for 1938 as is the cup also dated for 1938.The bottle lid also looks to have 2 initals scrathed into it. Reatins all leather straps and clip. The cover shows some wear and retains all of its buttons.,no real issues with this most definatly wartime used waterbottle.
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.
MODERN BRITISH PARA HELMET A very good modern issue British Para helmet. Comes with its camouflage helmet covered by its correct camo net, with tape bine around the edge. To the inside top of the shell it still has its issue label. Aslo retains its correct liner and chinstrap.
MOTHERS CROSS in GOLD & ISSUE CASE A very nice Gold grade Mothers Cross with its original issue case. The cross retains all of its enamelling and long original ribbon. The case has its facsimile cross logo to the front, clasp on box is in working order and inside of the lid is maker marked for Richard Sieper and Sohne, Ludenscheid.
MOTHERS CROSS in GOLD & ISSUE CASE A very nice Gold grade Mothers Cross with its original issue case. The cross retains all of its enamelling and long original ribbon. The case has its facsimile cross logo to the front, clasp on box is in working order and inside of the lid is maker marked for Forster & Graf. Schwab, Gmund.
NSKOV VETERANS CAP EAGLE & TUNIC EAGLE A very nice cap and tunic pair of eagles for the NSKOV war veterans. Both are maker marked number 1 for Deschler. They both retain there attaching pins. In good order with only minimal wear.
NSKOV/DRKB VETERANS ARMBAND A nice unissued,never been stitched together NSKOV/DRKB veterans arm band. Nice clean piece and is unissued. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
PARTY FLAG,DUTCH MADE An excellent condition 50x80 Party flag. To the top of the flag its maker marked and shows it was made in Holland and to the other side it the size. It has its 2 rope ties and is stitched to all the edgings of the flag, this indicates that this would have been a 'flying flag' not a drape. Printed Swastika to the centre, no rips or tears. Nice to have one that has been made in an occupied country.Great display size and condition wise is probably the best I have had.
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 MANS SERVICE CITATION A very nice condition RAD mans pre-war service citation. Good colours and clear detail, no rips or tear with only some minor foxing. Mounted a long time ago and is a little bit loose in the frame. Artist and printers details in both lower corners.
RED CROSS HELFERIN/NURSES BADGE A very nice condition WW2 issue Red Cross Helpers/Nurses badge. Retains almost all of its enamelling and it's attaching pin. The reverse is also marked Ges.Gesch.
ROUND THREE 2nd CLASS IRON CROSS A very nice condition, hard to find unmarked 2nd Class Iron Cross, being the rarer Round 3 variant. The core retains almost all of its original finish and comes on its long piece of ribbon.
RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL A nice worn condition Russian Front medal. Comes with its original piece of ribbon, no makers mark on the ring.
RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL MAKER MARKED.93 A very nice condition Russian Front medal. Medal comes on its original ribbon. The ring on the medal has its makers number 93 for the maker Richard Simme & Sohne,Gablonz a.d.Neisse.
SA 1936 DAY BADGE A worn condition SA 1936 day/tinnie badge. Still retains its attaching pin, shows wear
SA KEPI CAP BADGE A very nice early SA Kepi cap badge. Has its two original attaching lugs and is maker marked to the reverse.
SA/PARTY EAGLE CAP BADGE A very nice 2nd pattern SA/Party eagle cap badge. Very nice white metal badge in near mint condition. Retains its three attaching pins and has its RZM makers details to the reverse.
SA/PARTY EAGLE CAP BADGE A very nice 2nd pattern SA/Party eagle cap badge. Very nice gilt badge shows some slight rubbing to the highlights. Retains its three attaching pins and has its makers details to the reverse.
SA80 BAYONET A very nice complete British SA80 bayonet. Comes in its original scabbard which still has its original saw tool and sharpening tool. This is held in its original issue DPM camo frog. In all a very nice complete rig. Over 18's only. I will post overseas but the buyer is responsible for making sure it can be posted to their country.
SILVER GRADE MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE PACKET A very nice Silver grade Mothers Cross with its original issue packet. The cross retains all of its enamelling and long original ribbon. The packet is in a worn condition and has a rip to the reverse. It also has its maker mark on the back of packet.
SILVER GRADE MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE PACKET A very nice Silver grade Mothers Cross with its original issue packet. The cross retains all of its enamelling and long original ribbon. The silver metal is slightly toned with age. The packet is slightly faded to one side and has it makers details to the back. Packet has no rips or tears.
SILVER WOUND BADGE maker marked A very nice condition Silver Wound badge. Still retains its attaching pin and to the catch it is numbered 100 for the maker Rudolf Wachter and Lange, Mittweida. Still has retains lots of its original finish
SS ARM EAGLE A nice issued embroided SS Arm eagle. This the round headed variant ,no rips or tears though some of the edges has some pulled threads, possibly tunic removed? In all a nice clean piece.
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
TUNIC REMOVED LUFTWAFFE FLAK HELPERS EAGLE A good worn condition, tunic removed Luftwaffe Flak helpers eagle. No visible mothing or rips. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested, with no issues.
WAR VETERANS POST CARD,LUDENDORFFE NOTE & STAMP A small group of War veterans items including a great photo postcard showing a group of WW1 veterans wearing their party armbands,NSKOV armbands and head gear and veterans flag and gorget. A small veterans stamp. Also comes with a delicate condition currency Ludendorff spende bank not,this has some rips and tear but is all there. These were issued to raise money for the German War wounded and disabled. This comes in its original issue envelope.
WEHRMACHT RUSSIAN FRONT WINTER FUR CAP A very nice Russian Front Winter Fur cap. The cap shows wear, its still retains its original period fitted Army cap eagle to the front. The ears of the cap button up at the top or they can be buttoned under the chin. The top button is original to the cap, the bottom but has been replaced. The eagle has dulled in colour over time but is attached securely. The inside is stamped with its size 59 and date being 1943.
WEST WALL MEDAL & ISSUE PACKET A very nice West Wall medal and its issue packet. Medal is in very good condition and packet has it details to the front and makers issue marks to the back.
WW1 DEATH PLAQUE 1914 CASUALTY A WW1 Death plaque to; 17440, Driver Thomas Geelan. 9th Field Company Royal Engineers. Died 4th December 1914. Comes with its original issue carded envelope holder. Worthy of more research
WW1 IMPERIAL 2nd CLASS IRON CROSS A very nice Imperial German WW1 issue 2nd Class Iron Cross. Shows some slight rubbing to the highlights,the ring is marked A for the maker Assmann.
WW1 Mk2 CANADIAN ROSS BAYONET A very nice 1916 issue Mk2 Canadian Ross Bayonet. Blade is in very nice condition and comes in it its integral frog and scabbard. The tip of the scabbard is marked and dated for 1916,the hilt is also marked to one side with the Ross Rifle company markings and to the other side it has its date issue markings,11/16(November 1916) To the back of the scabbard there are numerous markings and also the front side of the frog it has a large C with the number 10 below, possibly 10th Canadians. I am sure there is someone out there who will know better than me. 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.
WW1 VETERANS MEDAL & BADEN MEDAL A very nice, court mounted Imperial Baden Civil Merit medal with is ribbon bar Also a nice mounted WW1 Medal Kyffhauser Veterans 1914 1918 Medal
WW2 GERMAN ARMY BELT & BUCKLE A nice, worn condition Army belt and buckle. The buckle is worn with some slight rubbing to the highlights but all details are there with good definition. No makers mark but still retains plenty of its original colour to the back. The leather belt is named and also has the marking for 2nd Kompanie.
WW2 GERMAN BAYONET TRODDELL A very good condition unissued Third Reich period Bayonet Troddell. Having White, Dark/Royal blue then White again. I believe these troddell colours were for the 15th Infantry regiment, I am sure someone may know better that me. The knot is unworn and is still tied together with its original cotton. Original piece not a modern Czech copy.
WW2 ISSUE BRITISH Mk3 'TURTLE' HELMET A very nice condition WW2 issue British Mk3 helmet. Known as a Turtle helmet because of its shape. The wartime made helmets have higher chinstrap bales compared to post war helmet shell which are closer to the edge of the helmet. The liner is marked and dated for 1944,retains plenty of its original finish and has a camouflage net, though I think this has been added later.
WW2 RAF NAVIGATORS HALF WING A very nice WW2 RAF aircrew battledress worn Navigators half wing brevet. In a good used condition and looks to have been tunic removed.