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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.

In addition you may well find the odd item from an earlier or later period.

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1935 GAUTAG HANNOVER TINNIE/DAY BADGE A nice condition,1935 Gautag Hannover tinnie/day badge. The badge shows some slight rubbing to the finish and still retains its attaching pin.
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.
1937 NSDAP TINNIE/DAY BADGE A very nice condition, 1937 NSDAP tinnie/day badge. A deep red coloured Bakelite/plastic badge,still retains its original attaching pin and is maker marked.
1957 RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL A very nice condition 1957 issue Russian Front medal. Retains almost all of its finish.
25 YEAR FAITHFULL SERVICE CROSS & BOX A nice condition,25 year Faithfull service cross with its red issue box. Medal has lots of its original finish left on it and the ribbon still retains its attaching pin. To the underneath of the lid it has its original makers label for Friedrich Keller.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS A very nice condition 2nd Class Iron Cross. Very clean example, correct three piece construction and retains most of its original finish to the core. A non maker marked example.Comes with original full length piece of original ribbon.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS (double ring maker marked) A nice used condition,2nd Class Iron Cross. This being a difficult to find double stamped maker mark ring, with the Hersteller number 27 for the maker Anton Schenkl's Nachf..Wien Comes with a full length piece of original issue ribbon.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS maker marked A very nice condition 2nd Class Iron Cross. Correct three piece construction and retains most of its original finish to the core. A maker marked example which has the ring number 55 for the maker J.E. Hammer & Söhne Geringswalde
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS maker marked A very nice condition 2nd Class Iron Cross. Correct three piece construction and retains most of its original finish to the core. A maker marked example which has the ring number 25. Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Graveur-Gold-und Silberschemiede-Innungen Hanau.Comes with its original ribbon and single medal bar
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS maker marked A nice condition 2nd Class Iron Cross. Correct three piece construction with the core of the cross retaining most of its original finish. Comes on its original piece of ribbon and the ring is numbered 65 for the maker of Klein & Quenzer.
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 SERVICE MEDAL LUFTWAFFE A nice, court mounted 4 Year Service medal, Luftwaffe issue. The medal still retains some of its original finish and has the correct Luftwaffe eagle device attached to the ribbon.. Comes correctly mounted on its bar with fully functional attaching pin.
ARMY PARADE BELT & BUCKLE A nice used condition, Army belt and buckle. A two piece construction lightweight ally buckle on its correct patent leather belt. Shows wear and the buckle has one small slight dent to it but nothing major.
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.
ARMY/KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER TUNIC EAGLE A nice worn condition, summer tunic eagle. Still retains some of its original finish and still has its attaching pin and retaining lug/blade. These white metal eagles were worn by Army officers and also Kreigsmarine Administration officials.
ARMY/KRIEGSMARINE SUMMER TUNIC EAGLE An excellent condition, Army/Kriegsmarine summer tunic eagle. Retains almost all of its original finish and still has its attaching pin and retaining lug/blade. These white metal eagles were worn by Army officers and also Kreigsmarine Administration officials.
BAR to the 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.
BLACK WOUND BADGE A well worn, with a been there look about it, early issue brass Black wound badge. Badge still retains some of its original finish and still has it attaching pin and catch.
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.
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.
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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.
GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE STICKPIN A nice, worn condition General Assault stick pin. The pin has the correct twist.
GERMAN RAILWAYS CAP A very nice German Railways (Deutsche Reichsbahn) mans cap. The cap is in very good condition with only some very minor, minimal mothing. To the inside of the liner it still retains its maker details though the liner has been cut/ripped in places but is all there.
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 TRUMPET BANNER A very nice condition Hitler Youth Trumpet Banner. It is a Double sided multi construction piece and retains all 4 of its attaching straps. Has some slight staining and some period minor repairs to a couple of small holes. Has all of its white braiding to the edge of the banner with none of the braiding missing. An excellent condition period piece. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE MAKER MARKED A nice condition Infantry Assault badge. Retains a small amount of it original finish and still has its attaching pin. To the reverse of he badge is the makers mark GWL for the maker Gebruder Wegerhoff of Ludenscheid.
KREIGSMARINE CAP BADGE A very good condition Kriegsmarine cap badge. Retains lots of its original finish with some slight rubbing to the highlights.
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 OFFICERS CAP BADGE A very nice. used condition Celleon embroided Kreigsmarine officers cap badge. Eagle still has its navy blue cloth backing and black paper backing to the reverse.
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.
LUFTSCHUTZ 'GLADIATOR' STYLE HELMET A very nice, used condition Gladiator style Luftschutz helmet. A three piece construction helmet, still retains it almost complete decal to the front. Three padded liner and chinstrap and has its good clear issue label details to the rear of the inside of the helmet.
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 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.
M43 ARMY CAP INISGNIA A nice, cap removed M43 Trapezoid Eagle and roundel cap insignia. Badge is slightly creased(easily ironed out) and looks to have been period removed from cap. 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.
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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NSBO ARMBAND A very nice condition, difficult to find NSBO Armband (NSDAP Factory Organization). Over all condition is very good but shows some signs of being in a display at sometime. Only worn up until 1935 when the NSBO became absorbed into the DAF(German Labour Front).
NSBO STICK PIN A nice NSBO (National Socialist Factory Cell Organization) stick pin badge. Not the most common of stick pins to find.
NSDAP CAP EAGLE & COCKADE A nice used condition NSDAP political Eagle Cockade cap insignia. The eagle is the earlier 1936 pattern Eagle. The cockade is maker marked M1/16 for Dr Franke & Co. K.G.Ludenscheid. The roundal to the centre of the cockade retains all of its red enamelling.
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 good condition NSDAP Party armband. A two piece construction, this is the variant with a printed Swastika to the roundal, which has slightly faded over time. 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 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 M1/103 for Carl Poellath, Schrobenhausen
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 RZM marked M1/148 Heinrich Ulbrichts Witwe, Wien. Not an often seen maker.
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.
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 & ISSUE PACKET matching maker marked A very nice condition Russian Front medal and its matching issue packet. The ring is numbered 65 for the maker Klein & Quenzer and the packet has the same makers details.
SA/NSKK RZM MARKED HANGING STRAP A nice, used condition SA/NSKK dagger hanging strap. The clip is RZM marked M5/71 for Overhoff & Cie. The leather is also RZM marked. In all a nice worn, period hanging strap.
SCHINKLE 2nd CLASS IRON CROSS A very nice 2nd Class Iron cross. The cross is an early Schinkle type and is of the correct three piece construction. The Schinkle crosses have the thinner arms using the WW1 style frames. The core retains most of its finish and comes on its original piece of ribbon.
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.
STATE SERVICE ARMBAND A nice, slightly grubby but decent condition State Service Armband. Has no rips, holes or tears. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
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 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.
TUNIC/CAP REMOVED LUFSCHUTZ INSIGNIA A nice, tunic/cap removed Luftschutz wings insignia. Shows signs of being worn and attached at sometime. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
US WWII CAMILLUS U.S.N. MK.2 FIGHTING KNIFE & SCABBARD A good condition WW2 issue, CAMILLUS NY USN (U.S. Navy) marked fighting knife with scabbard. The knife has its original leather washer grip, some original finish to the blade. The scabbard is also in very good condition with complete web frog and strap, the press stud is there it doesn't clip together. The blade is in a good but used condition is all correctly marked to the pommel as is the scabbard. More photos available if needed Over 18's sales only. I will sell overseas, it is up to the buyer to know if this item can be posted into their country.
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 GERMAN FIGHTING KNIFE. A good, used condition WW1 Imperial German fighting knife. Blade is good but has been sharpened at sometime but not done recently I don't think. Has the maker details though rubbed for ERN, Wald. Rhein and to the other side, again rubbed Rasiermesser, Fabrik. The scabbard is in worn condition, still retains its attaching strap, also the retaining strap has had the press stud replaced with a buckle, this has been period done. Over 18's sales only. I will sell overseas, it is up to the buyer to know if this item can be posted into their country.
WW1 IMPERIAL 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.
WW1 IMPERIAL EK1 & 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