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...
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"...
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 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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
Very cool signed Japanese WWII Hinomaru flag. Flag has corner tabs typical of WWII production. Has many GI signatures from a medical detachment of the 27th Infantry Division. This was the first stateside division deployed after the Pearl Harbor attack. The red center disc has bleed a bit probably due to ferric compound in the dye. There are five spots of staining that were probably all bunched into the same corner when the flag was folded and in the original owner's pocket. Probably a combat rel...
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.
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.
Superb condition on this DAF side cap. No damage found. Well labeled. Easy to write a description when there is nothing to complain about.
Very nice, slightly vaulted example of an interesting Iron Cross variant. Naval personnel preferred non-rusting material. This example shows a bit of brass peeking through where the swaz received rub wear. This material is non-magnetic. Very nice medal.
Very nice tropical belt buckle and tab. Perfectly respectable condition.
I don't recall ever seeing anything like this before. Mint condition funeral sash with what I assume is the original stiffening on the reverse and possibly part of the original packaging. I would assume it was for a party member and military veteran as it has both the swaz and iron cross. The packaging has signs of writing which are no longer visible. Thin cardboard with wax paper cover. Really an interesting, unique item and certainly puts the "fun" in "funeral".
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.