Honest, late war example. Shows its age but no damage. See pictures for condition. Not a minty example but a 100% real badge priced right.
Nice unmarked Luftwaffe ground assault badge. Overall a very nice example but in all honesty I believe the hook catch has been replaced or repaired. It is a good job and most likely a period repair as the wear is consistent with the rest of the badge and looks quite natural.
Interesting table medal for Fascist commerce conference of 1938. front has a really attractively rendered, raised eagle with wing stretched out to encompass a fasces. In his claws is a bundled package which is a reference to the commerce nature of the medal. CONF. FASCISTA DEI COMMERCIANTI. Reversed is engraved: ACCADEMIA COMMERCIO 1909-1913 LUGLIO 1938-XVI. Of course XVI is a reference to the years since the Fascist march on Rome and acquisition of power...
Absolutely gorgeous unissued Iron Cross Second Class. Core shows the lightest hints of mild oxidation against the bead line and a very gentle halo only if looked at in the right angle. Overall, the core is smooth and even; just a pleasure to look at. The silver frame is clean as a whistle with the lightest of toning. Ring is very crisply hallmarked 5. Original issue ribbon is mint. The envelope is very nice but does have two creases from folding...
Extremely interesting example of an Imperial German Bavarian belt buckle. Nice two piece brass frame with silver Prussian crown disc. Sides and reverse show a most interesting mechanism that I honestly can't exactly figure out; It looks like some sort of a friction type fit. Middle tab is marked DRGM 172088. Really a most unique buckle which would look good in even an advanced collection.
Very attractive medal bar for 4 and 12 year long service medals. 4 year medal shows typical age wear. 12 year medal is much smoother with one spot that looks more like something dripped on it then corrosion. I have a rule against cleaning so don't want to mess with it; Gold finish is really nice on this one. I don't see a hallmark on the rings but I don't want to pull and twist them too much. Ribbon is presented in the classy Bavarian twist style.
Superb heer belt buckle with leather tab. Tab is marked H. AURICH DRESDEN 1942 and is in great condition with soft, healthy leather. As seen in the photos there are two linear scrapes on the front of the tab and a slightly discolored corner on the reverse; Looks like it got a small oil stain. Buckle has the stylized HA logo on the reverse just to the left of the swaz but it is very light and barely shows in my last photograph. But it is there...
Very cool, obsolete badge. COMUSFAC (Commander US Facility) SUBIC BAY, PROVOST MARSHAL. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. This badge has an extremely low number: 24. While this badge is very cool and very real and very obsolete it is also rare enough that I can find no comparable examples with which to date it. From looking at enough of this type of thing I would think the pin assembly looks to be WWII or earlier but I could be wrong on this. Really a superb badge.
Beautiful cased table medal of Count Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf dated 1914-1915. Wonderfully depicted bronze by the Austrian artist Arnold Hartig. The obverse shows Count Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf in profile with medals and uniform coat. Reverse shows Hötzendorf in medieval armor and long sword preparing to fend off an impressive dragon. This is probably reference to his defense of Austria and the Russian offensive of 1914...
Armored recon collar tab. Good looking piece with the brownish recon color. Nicely sunk in details. Snag to piping on upper right.
Very nice named Purple Heart. I believe Ralph R Reeser was wounded in WWI but this is a later reissue of his medal, probably around WWII. Nice example.
Now here is an interesting item. Excellent two place ribbon bar for both the 15 and 25 year NSDAP long service awards/medals. These medals are very scarce and very valuable and now that I think about it I don't remember ever seeing the ribbon bar before. Both ribbons have the devices as well.