This luger came with a lot of police items so I am assuming it is a police holster. Conditionwise it is not a cherry but it has not ever been messed around with. Some minor loose stitching and wear spots but everything is strong and not close to giving out. Generally nice condition. Maker marked J.M.ECKAT U&M under the lid and a few areas have different numbers. Nice, honest piece.
This sword stand was made by a good friend of mine who is half carpenter and half artist. This model is the Sada in bubinga wood. Holds one sword. 25''H x 7 1/4''W x 14''L. $225 + S/H While this sword stand is available he does take and even encourages custom requests. In addition to standard woods he likes to use exotic woods such as bubinga - an African hardwood, okween - another African hardwood, African mahogany, and rosewood (When available). Please inquire for custom requests.
Minty and unissued awards are always nice but sometimes a piece like this can really tell us a story. This is an Iron Cross First Class that is a field upgrade from a second class. This is a known practice and this one is particularly nice as the solder job clearly has age appropriate to the time in which this would have been done. The suspension ring on the top has been removed and smoothed off as well...
Well this item is somewhere between "really cool" and "super cool". As the variety of devices for pickelaube were so vast this salesman was given a set of photographed examples to pedal. The brown envelope is about 31.5x42cm. The text on the envelope identifies it as the offerings of the maker Paul Meybauer and published in Leipzig...
1936 youth Yerabook and calender. fascinating item. As this was before the years of mandatory enrollment, this book seems to be sort of a recruiting item. At 104 pages it is full of descriptions of life in the youth groups and short stories with military overtones. Front and rear cover art is very well done with vibrant colors. Inside of rear cover has a slip for a gameboard; The gameboard is still present and in excellent condition. Book itself shows very minor wear...
Nice HJ maker marked buckle. Black leather belt has remnants of black felt backing with brown leather beneath. Leather has a maker mark that is tough to make out (see photo). Nice set.
Nice, quality triangular NSDAP vehicle pennant. Nice sewn on disc and white rope trim to the edges. Fixing edge has thick black fabric folded to form tunnel for cord or pole.
Super interesting and scarce Weimar era German Communist pin. Front shows a sailor on a red background waving a banner with longitude and latitude lines which seems to represent Communism spreading across the globe. The lettering reads "Sei bereit" or "Was ready". This pin seems to be a tribute to the German navy sailors who were the first to rebel and declare a Communist revolution. Pin assembly on reverse is marked Ges Gesch indicating this was made in Germany...
Very cool Hitler Youth badge commemorating 10 years of the Munich Hitler Youth 1923 - 1933. Cool Eagle over Feldherrenhalle . Around the eagle is the motto UND ICH HABT DOCH GESIECT! Which translates something like "And after all this you have triumphed". Backmarked H WITTMANN MUNCHEN
Imperial ahort sword for artillery service. Probably dates to pre-WWI. Tough shape but priced accordingly. Blade has been heavily worked on but not shortened. Scabbard is, as shown, missing drag, some stitching and shows scuffed leather. Scabbard and hilt are unit marked but non-matching. Both blade and ferrul are marked with a stamped crown. All metal handle is in nice shape with normal age wear. Yes it has condition issues but is priced low.
Very interesting set of 24 Vichy French press photos. Most have captions but a couple have explanation written on back. Vichy material is not very easy to find because after the war the Frech were obviously not happy about the whole thing and survival rate of such items were low.
This picture frame is just simply gorgeous. Shows the Bavarian crown and motto "IN TREUE FEST" at the top and a general at the bottom with a Blue Max around his neck and treacherous looking lions at his sides. There are draped flags at the top and the bottom. The sides are intricate pillars showing the other German state crests. Images 6-10 show the front and back shots of a crack and two repair jobs...