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1957 ISSUE EK2 & RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL. Two 1957 issue awards being, 2nd Class Iron Cross and a very good condition Russian front medal. Both come with their ribbons.
2 GERMAN BANDAGES 1939 & 1940 A pair of German bandages, one dated 1939,the other 1940. These are the type that would have been carried in the pocket on the inside of the tunic.
25 YEAR NSKOV WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION BADGE A very nice condition, 25 year NSKOV, War veterans association members lapel badge. The badge retains lots of its original finish with all the enamelling intact. To the reverse it is marked Ges.Gesch and still retains its original attaching pin.
2nd CLASS IRON CROSS A good condition, non maker marked WW2 issue 2nd Class Iron Cross. Shows some wear but retains lots of its original finish to the core. 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. The arms show some loss to the finish otherwise fine.
2nd CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS with SWORDS A nice, used condition 2nd Class War Merit Cross with swords. Comes on original piece of ribbon, shows some slight rubbing to the highlights. A non maker marked example.
2nd CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS with SWORDS & ISSUE PACKET A nice condition,2nd Class War Merit Cross without swords and its original issue packet. The medal has its original package with details to the front and the makers details of Deschler to the back. Comes with its original unmounted ribbon, tissue paper and the ring is maker marked 1 for Deschler.
2nd CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS without SWORDS & ISSUE PACKET A nice condition,2nd Class War Merit Cross without swords and its original issue packet. The medal is has a small bit of Verdigris on the back but will probably clean off. The medal has its original package with details to the front and the makers details of Deschler to the back. Comes with its original unmounted ribbon, tissue paper and the ring is maker marked 1 for Deschler.
40 YEAR FAITHFULL SERVICE CROSS & CASE A very good condition,40 Year Faithfull Service cross and issue case. The cross retains all of its original finish and the ribbon has its attaching pin. The underside of the lid has the makers details of Deschler & Sohne.
7 UNISSUED still ATTACHED OBERSCHUTZ RANK PIPS I have 2 lots of 7 attached, unissued Heer Oberschutz arm rank badges. Herring bone twill (HBT) finish to the front, the back on some have makers marks. This is how the arm badges were produced. Price is for one set of 7. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
8 PROPAGANDA KNIGHTS CROSS WINNERS FELDPOST LETTERS/POSTCARDS Eight Propaganda Feldpost letters/cards of Knights Cross Winners. Eight in total of which three are doubles. All in fairly good order. The price is for all but I will sell individually at £5.00 each.
AFRIKA CUFF TITLE A very nice, worn and sleeve removed Afrika cuff title. Shows wear and still retains some of its stitching from being tunic attached and the where it has been cut off. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
BLACK WOUND BADGE maker marked A very good condition Black Wound badge. Retains most of it original finish to the front. Still has its original attaching pin and is maker marked 65 for Klein & Quenzer A.G. Idar/Oberstein
BRITISH ARMY PULSAR LUMINOVA WRISTWATCH A very good condition, British Army Pulsar, Luminova wristwatch. To the back case it has its military broad arrow marking and is dated for 2009. In perfect working order with all numbers and hands glowing in the dark.
BRITISH MkIV HELMET & CAMO NET A very nice condition, MkIV 'Turtle' Helmet with its original camouflage and netting. Still retains its original liner and chin strap both dated for 1972. This is the correct type which would have been used during the Falklands War.
BRITISH MkV1 HELMET with NET A great looking British MkV1 Ballistic helmet. Has its liner and chinstrap, has its original camo netting attached an taping around edge of the helmet. In a worn and used condition.
BRITISH MkV11 CAMOUFLAGED KEVLAR HELMET A very nice, British MkV11 Kevlar Helmet. Helmet has been camouflaged painted, most likely used in Afghanistan. Comes complete with liner and chinstrap.
BRITISH MkV1A COMOUFLAGED KEVLAR HELMET A very nice, British MkV1A Kevlar Helmet. Helmet has been field camouflaged, most likely used in Afghanistan. Comes complete with liner and chinstrap.
BRONZE DRL SPORTS BADGE A nice, used condition Bronze Grade DRL Sports award badge. The badge shows some slight rubbing to the highlights. To the reverse it still has its original attaching pin and catch. Also has all its issue and makers marks.
BRONZE MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE PACKET A very good condition Bronze grade Mothers Cross in its original issue packet with its original ribbon. To the front of the packet it has the award details and to the back it has its makers details.
CAP REMOVED RAD BADGE A nice condition, cap removed cloth RAD cap badge. The badge is all folded and still has some of its original thread attached. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
CUT OFF ARMBAND ROUNDAL A cut off,multi construction roundal from NSDAP/SS Armband. Shows some and tear and has a couple of small holes on the back. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
CUT OFF TROPICAL LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE A very nice, cut off Tropical/Afrika Korps Luftwaffe tunic/shirt eagle. Still retains its original thread from where it has been stitched on. As with all my cloth it has been U.V light tested with no issues. Consignment item
DER WELTKIEG CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM A decent Cigarette card collector's book titled Der Weltkrieg (The World War). Printed 1937 as a commemoration of World War I. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards illustrating significant German battles and events. This scrapbook captures the German perspective of World War I in pictures and writing.
DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND KRIEGSMARINE ISSUE A very good condition, Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband. Nice clean condition with a good clear Kriegsmarine acceptance stamp. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
DOUBLE MAKER MARKED BLACK WOUND BADGE A very nice condition, hard to find Double maker marked Black wound badge. To the reverse of the badge it is marked to the top E.H and lower down 126 for the maker Eduard Hahn. Oberstein/Nahe. Not the most common of makers and double marked even more desirable.
DRK HELPERS BROOCH A nice, used condition, DRK Helpers active service brooch/badge. Shows some wear and still retains its attaching pin. The back is marked Ges. Gesch and the makers mark E.L.M
EARLY SA DAGGER with HANGING STRAP A nice condition early production period 1933-1935 period SA dagger. The dagger is in a nice condition and sits nice and tight in the scabbard. Maker marked for Curdts Nachf. Solingen. This maker is ranked at 8 rarity level. Nice brown hardwood grip with SA button and nickel eagle. Lower crossguard is stamped with the Gau mark Ha for Hansa. The cross guards and tang to the blade are all marked. It has its correct brown leather short hanger with nickel snap clip and belt loop. Nice clean blade. Scabbard has lost some of its finish and looks to have been rubbed slightly over the years. Nice original piece. More Photos on request. Edge weapon sales to over 18's only. U.K Sales only.
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.
FULL TUNIC REMOVED HERMANN GORING NCO's CUFFTITLE A very nice, used condition, complete tunic removed Herman Goring NCO's issued cuff title. The ends are both still stitched together and still has some of its stitching thread from were was stitched on the uniform. Embroided lettering shows some slight darking with age but interior is nice and clean. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues. Consignment item
GERMAN ARMY DAGGER A nice, used condition Army dagger. The dagger is by no means perfect, the not is quite worn and the blade though not heavily pitted it has darkened with age and with be touched over the years. The scabbard shows a lot of rubbing and has been cleaned. The blade is full length and is maker marked for Eickhorn. This came through the family of a veteran. A good starter piece and priced as such. More photo's on request
GOLD MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE CASE A very nice condition, Gold grade Mothers Cross and its original issue case. The Cross is in good condition and comes on its original issue full length ribbon and retains all of its enamelling. The top of the case has a facsimile cross on top and to the inside it has it makers details for Wilhelm Deumer. Ludenscheid
INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE A nice, used condition Infantry Assault badge. A non maker marked badge but mostly can be attributed to E. Ferd. Wiedmann. Frankfurt am Main. Shows period usage and still retains its catch and attaching pin.
K98 LEATHER FROG with STRAP A good condition, K98 Bayonet frog. No markings that i can see but still retains its original 'Cavalry' retaining strap.
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.
KREIGSMARINE MINESWEEPERS AWARD A nice condition,Zinc produced Kreigsmarine Minesweepers award. Retains some of it original gilt finish to the wreath and to the water spray in the centre. No makers mark. Still retains its original attaching pin and catch.
KRIEGSMARINE BLOCKADE BREAKERS AWARD & CASE with STICKPIN A very nice, Kriegsmarine Blockade Breakers aeard with its original issue case and original stick pin. Still retains lots of its original finish, stick pin has its twist in the pin. Award retains its attaching pin and is make marked for Otto Placzek,Berlin.
KRIEGSMARINE HARBOUR PILOTS FLAG A nice, early period produced, used condition Kriegsmarine Harbour pilots flag. These earlier produced flags are made of wool and always show some bleeding to the print. Nicely marked and is approximately 96cm x 122cm. Still retains one of its attaching clips and is missing. Shows some stains with age and has one small hole. These are becoming harder to find and it is a real 'flying flag' rather than a drape. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues. A
KRIEGSMARINE NCO's TUNIC EAGLE A very nice condition, Kriegsmarine NCO's tunic eagle. An embroided eagle with blue wool backing. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
KRIEGSMARINE OFFICERS TUNIC EAGLE A good looking officers Kriegsmarine tunic eagle. For some reason all the blue cloth backing has been removed even in the very small areas behind the Swastika and wreath. Looks to have been purposely done. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
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 MEDAL & MATCHING ISSUE PACKET maker marked A very good, unissued Luftschutz medal and issue packet. The medal is in good condition, the ring is numbered 60 which you don't always find on these. The issue packet has the matching makers details Katz & Deyhle, Pforzheim, Comes with its original unmounted ribbon. Hard to find set
LUFTWAFFE ANTI AIRCRAFT SOUND LOCATOR TRADE BADGE A very good condition, Luftwaffe Anti Aircraft artillery sound locators trade arm badge. Looks to be unissued. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested without any issues.
LUFTWAFFE BRONZE GRADE TRANSPORT CLASP A good condition Luftwaffe bronze grade Transport clasp. Shows some minor rubbing to the highlights and still retains its attaching pin and clasp. This items is being sold on consignment.
LUFTWAFFE GOLD GRADE BOMBER CLASP A very good condition Luftwaffe gold grade Bomber clasp. Shows some minor rubbing to the highlights and still retains its attaching pin and clasp. Consignment item
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS CAP EAGLE A nice, used condition, Luftwaffe Officers cap. A silver bullion cap eagle, shows some wear. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues.
LUFTWAFFE PENNANT A very nice,single sided Luftwaffe pennant. I am led to believe this may have been issued to a flak unit of some kind. Lovely embroided Luftwaffe eagle to one side and probably would have been by cord. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues. This item is being sold on consignment.
LUFTWAFFE SQUARE BOWL A good condition, large size, Luftwaffe issue square shaped bowl. To the underneath of bowl it has the Luftwaffe eagle and is dated 194 and its makers details. Good, fairly clean condition.
LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL TUNIC EAGLE A very nice, worn condition Tropical/Afrika Korps Luftwaffe tunic/shirt eagle. Still retains its original thread from where it has been stitched on. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
M34 DOUBLE DECAL FIRE/POLICE HELMET A good, used condition, M34 Fire/Police Double decal helmet. Both decal have some toning and wear but are all there. Still has its original issue liner and the top pad is still there. To the top of the shell it has its hole fittings to fit a top comb. Retains its fitting for a chinstrap which is unfortunately missing. In all a nice all original piece. More Photo's on request.
MATCHING NUMBERS K98 BAYONET An excellent condition, matching numbers K98 bayonet. The bayonet has the harder to find original plum finish rather than the usual blued finish. Scabbard and blade are numbered 9952 and maker and dated ASW 42 for the maker E.u.F Horster. Has a bakelite handles, waffen amt stamps to the pommel and ball of the scabbard. Comes in its very good condition brown leather frog which is Rbnr numbered to the back. More photos on request. Edge weapon sales to over 18's only. U.K Sales only. Proof of age item.
MATCHING NUMBERS K98 BAYONET(Cheap) A nice, worn condition matching numbers K98 bayonet. The blade has a some nicks to the blade. The blade and scabbard is marked cof for Eickhorn and 44 for the year, to the other side both are marked 1493 and all correctly waffen-amt stamped to hilt of bayonet and ball of scabbard Apart from the nicks to the blade its is in fairly good clean condition. Not perfect but priced to sell, you probably wont find a cheaper matching numbers k98 bayonet online. Just needs a frog to finish it off.
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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NSDAP ARM BAND A nice, worn condition NSDAP armband. This was picked up amongst some veterans bring back items. The Swastika on the roundal has faded slightly over the years and some of the stitching is coming away on the back seam but nothing major. As with all my items it has been U.V. light tested with no issues. In all a nice period bring back item.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very good condition, hard to find maker NSDAP party badge. Badge retains all of its enamelling and its attaching pin. The back is RZM maker marked for the scarce maker, M1/14 for the firm of Matth.Oescbsler & Sohn of Ansbach
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very good condition NSDAP party badge. Badge retains all of its enamelling and its attaching pin. The back is RZM maker marked M1/101 Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen. If you wanted to clean the back the markings would be a lot clearer.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very good condition NSDAP party badge. Badge retains all of its enamelling and its attaching pin. The back is RZM marked and numbered 6 for the maker Fritz Zimmermann. Stuttgart.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very good condition NSDAP party badge. Badge retains all of its enamelling and its attaching pin. The back is RZM maker marked M1/100 Werner Redo, Saarlautern.
NSDAP PARTY BADGE A very good condition NSDAP party badge. Badge retains all of its enamelling and its attaching pin. The back is RZM maker marked M1/102 for the maker M1/102 Frank & Reif Stuttgart.
NSDAP PARTY PENNANT A very nice, used condition small NSDAP party wall/table pennant. Double sided, stitched roundal with printed swastika, on one (probably the front) side above and below it has NSDAP and Gau Sachsen and just Gau Sachsen to the other side (back). Has its original hanger and light weight wooden bar. Pennant has some slight staining with age and the swastikas have slightly faded. Great dispaly piece. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V Light tested with no issues.
ONE PIECE VARIANT BLACK WOUND BADGE maker marked A very nice condition, Black wound badge. This is the one piece variant with the catch and hook being part of the stamped out badge. The badge is also maker marked 65 for the maker Klein & Quenzer A.G.Idar/Oberstein.
PAIR of LUFTWAFFE OBERGREITER COLLAR TABS A matching pair of Luftwaffe Feldwebel Rank Collar Tabs/ A bright yellow wool with three aluminium gulls on each tab with all prongs.fully preserved. Excellent condition with minimal wear.
PANZER MANS M43 TRAPEZOID EAGLE A very nice condition, Panzer Mans M43 Trapezoid cap eagle. BeVo woven and is in unissued condition. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
PANZER MANS TUNIC EAGLE A very nice condition, Panzer mans breast tunic eagle. Complete with two of the corners folded over. As with all my cloth items it has been U.V light tested with no issues.
RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL & MATCHING ISSUE PACKET A very nice condition, Russian Front medal and issue packet. Th medal is in good condition, the ring is numbered 4 and the issue packet has the matching makers details Steinhauer & Lück, Ludenscheid Comes with its original unmounted ribbon.
RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL & MATCHING ISSUE PACKET A very nice condition, Russian Front medal and issue packet. Th medal is in good condition, the ring is numbered 100 and the issue packet has the matching makers details for Rudolf Wachtler & Lange Mittweida. Comes with its original unmounted ribbon.
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.
SHORT CARBINE K98 PARADE BAYONET A very nice condition, K98 parade/ceremonial carbine length bayonet. Maker marked Rich.Abr..Herder, Solingen. The blade is quite clean and scabbard retains lots of its original finish. Edge weapon sales to over 18's only. U.K Sales only.
SILVER MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE PACKET A nice condition, Sliver grade Mothers Cross and issue packet. The medal comes on its original long piece of ribbon, medal retains all of its enamelling an lots of its original finish. The issue packet has its details to the front and is maker marked on the back.
SILVER MOTHERS CROSS & ISSUE PACKET A very good condition Silver grade Mothers Cross in its original issue packet. Also has its original issue ribbon which is still in and never been out of its original brown paper. To the front of the packet it has the award details and to the back it has its makers details.
SILVER WOUND BADGE maker marked A nice, used condition Silver Wound badge. The badge would easily clean up if you so wished. Still retains its original attaching pins and catch. The pin has a small stamp on it with the number 4 for the maker . Steinhauer u. Lück. Lüdenscheid.
SS BELT BUCKLE A nice condition,hard to find aluminium SS belt buckle. The buckle shows some light rubbing to the highlights otherwise fine. Aluminium construction buckle injection molded featuring SS pattern eagle and swastika, surrounded by SS motto Meine Ehre heißt Treue!, (My Honor is Loyalty). Buckle is marked RZM 36/40SS Overhoff and Cie of Ludenscheid,40 is the year of production - 1940. Consignment item
STRIP of THREE HJ/BDM CLOTH DIAMONDS A mint condition strip of three Hitler Youth or BDM cloth arm diamonds. Each one has its original RZM paper tag still attached and the numbers run in corresponding order. Would be difficult to upgrade. 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
VET BRING BACK CLOTH GERMAN CROSS in GOLD A very nice condition, Cloth German Cross in Gold. Comes with its original backing paper and makers mark. Originally sold in 2009 it comes with a certificate of authentication and the details of the officer that brought it back
WEST WALL MEDAL,TOMBAK A very good condition, West Wall medal. The medal is the Tombak variant and comes on its original ribbon, great definition to medal.
WEST WALL MEDAL,ZINC A very nice condition, West Wall Medal. This is the Zinc made variant and comes on its original piece of ribbon.
WW1 2nd CLASS IRON CROSS maker marked A good condition, WW1 period 2nd Class Iron Cross. The ring is marked KO for the maker Königliches Münzamt Orden.Berlin
WW1 CANADIAN ROSS BAYONET A near mint,MK2 Canadian Ross Bayonet. A near mint blade that still retains all of its cross grain with only some very minor small blemishs. The bayonet is date 2/16 (February 1916) to the other side it has the Ross company marking. Comes in its integral leather scabbard and frog, the bottom of scabbard it is dated 1909. In all a very nice difficult to upgrade blade. More photos on request. Edge weapon sales to over 18's only. U.K Sales only.
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 COURT MOUNTED GROUP of 3 MEDAL A very nice, worn condition WW1 Imperial court mounted on bar group of three medals. Medals are 2nd Class Iron Cross,2nd Class Oldenburg: Friedrich August Cross 1914-1918,WW1 Medal Kyffhauser Veterans 1914 1918 medal.
WW2 ISSUE BRITISH ARP WHISTLE & LANYARD A very nice, used condition, original WW2 issue ARP(Air Raid Precautions) whistle and lanyard. Has the ARP letters and makers details to the front.