After the first disastrous winter on the Eastern Front the Germans realized that had to quickly develop better cold weather gear. This style of fur lined cap was popular with German soldiers in Russia. This has field grey wool construction with mottled rabbit fur lining. The front, ear flaps and rear neck all can fold down and can be held in place with the string tie...
Very interesting flag. Large building sized flag but not obnoxiously large. Top portion is a square party flag about 56x56 inches. One half of this (Two sided flag so could be right or left) has the top of a long tapered tail attached. This tale stretches for about 105 inches. I would imagine there would be another mirror image pennant and the two bordered a large doorway or archway. Stamped on the disc is "Eigentum der Stadt Trier"...
I could not find much information on this medal. It is a 20 year Honour Cross from the SMVB organization attributed to Anhalt-Wurttemberg. It is a lovely medal with a quality tomback base with beautiful green enamel on all four arms of the cross. There is one blemish in the lower corner of the right arm that actually disappears depending on the angle to which it is held. This has the correct thin pin assembly I found on the only other two examples I have ever been able to find...
Excellent condition Horst Wessel collar tab. Machine embroidered with buckram backing. This Panzer Grenadier Division was named after an SA street fighter killed by communists and became a hero martyr for the anti-Communist movement. It was intended that the personnel for this division would be largely SA members but as it turned out it was mostly Hungarian volunteers.
Very hard to find Political Eagle for athletic sport shirt. Condition is excellent with gentle signs of wear as per attached images. RZM tag remains on reverse. The whole patch is about 8x5 inches. The eagle is 17cm from black wingtip to black wingtip. Rare patch.
Very cool G.A.R. kepi for the first New Hampshire regiment which fought at First Bull Run and other notable engagements. Very neat bullion patches and GAR buttons. Very solid structural condition. Damage consists of 2 nips to the fabric and a blister to the bottom of the visor all shown in the photos. Nips are hard to notice because of the dark color of the hat overall. Label looks to read "THE M. C. LILLEY & CO COLUMBUS OHIO MANUFACTURERS OF MILITARY AND SOCIETY GOODS"...
Two volume set of books from the 1936 German Olympics. One volume for the summer games and one for the winter games. Both in excellent condition with no missing pages. Very hard to find with intact dustcovers. These do have some minor tears but still in excellent overall shape.
This document is from the estate of Dr. Robert M. W. Kempner who was a Prussian born lawyer who fled German before WWII. He reurned after the war as a member of the prosecution team. This document comes with a color flyer for the auction of his estate and an auction catalog...
Gorgeous gold wound badge hallmarked 65 for the firm Klein & Quenzer of Oberstein. Prestigious award for which a soldier had to get shot up quite a bit. Terrific near mint example that would be very hard to improve upon.
Very nice cufftitle of EM or NCO style. This one is for Geschwader Lutzow. This unit did not actually exist but there are known period examples such as this one. Apparently there was a propaganda film made involving a fictitious unit with this name. I have seen one authority express the opinion that some of these were made by one of the period insignia firms but that it was used in conjunction with the film as a movie prop or something of the sort...
Nice looking HJ Winter Service Cap. Shell is in great shape. The liner is well used and looks it but generally in good shape. A bit worn out in the direct back (Next to last photo). Modeled after the military M43 this is designed so the fold up flaps can be pulled down and buckled under the chin in cold weather to cover the ears. Nice, honest example.
Superb single collar tab for the rank of Kreis Bereichsleiter. This is obviously a very high rank and a hard tab to find. Condition is perfect with no damage or excess wear. The white piping is clean and crisp, the brown velvet is soft and smooth and the buckram backing is undamaged except where the devices necessarily poke through. The posts for the eagle and the oak leaves are very nicely sunk in. Top notch example.
Nice four place medal bar. Configuration is for a WWI combat veteran from Oldenburg. The second medal is the Oldenburg state version of the Iron Cross 2nd Class with FA being Friedrich August. Nice example.
Very nice private purchase Iron Cross First Class. Properly marked 107 on the fat part of the pin for Carl Wild. Still shows much of original silver wash with gentle aging. The black core could use a spot of oil but is otherwise undamaged. Overall a very nice example by a relatively uncommon maker.
Two signed prints featuring Felix Von Luckner. One of the more inspirational figures of WWI, this enterprising captain was a famous commerce raider sailing a three masted ship with hidden engines and armament. He had a knack for being successful while minimizing casualties which made him universally popular. While he is famous as a raider he did also fight in some conventional engagements including the Battle of Jutland. Modern frame job but a very attractive item to hang on the wall if you are ...
Very cool, large size obsolete military police badge. If that weren't cool enough it is a Marine Corps badge from Camp Lejeune. I would guess this was Vietnam vintage. Excellent condition as per photos. Preat piece.
Very cool stickpin from the group Antifaschistische Aktion. This group existed in a very small window from 1932 to 1933. They were created as an armed militant wing of the German Communist Party specifically to combat the SA and other Nazi paramilitary groups. Oh, the good old street fighting days. This stickpin is from that brief one year window. German Communist material was generally disposed of as it was almost a certain concentration camp visit if one was found with it. This piece would pro...
Attractive DDAC pennant. DDAC, or "Der Deutsche Automobil-Club" was the Third Reich automobile club. This is an honest, untinkered with example. One slight rub on the spine and just a trace of fraying at the tip. Nicely stitch reinforced throughout border with an extra line at the tip. Red and black coloring is strong. As one might imagine on a used vehcale pennant, the white areas are not so bright and any soiling is exaggerated, but this is an overall very attractive pennant and in quite good ...