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. To be honest, though, there is so much going on in this frame that even when one is looking for...
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.
Rare items. Weimar navy marked silver spoon and knife set. These are earlier examples as later were usually dated. Both are marked 90 for 90% silver. Obviously the knife blade is not silver but is marked as "rostfrei". The spoon also has a maker mark. Both show their age and have a ding here and there but really a nice, rare set. The knife also has some white residue around the throat which I imagine would come off without much trouble. Total raw weight is 5.6 ounces.
Silver Adolf Hitler medallion dated 1938 1939. Both front and back have imprint of artist's name: Hanisch Concee. 36mm in diameter. Front reads "The one and only leader of all Germans". The reverse reads "The greater German empire has risen". Comes in original box with green felt lining in the bottom and form fit for the medallion. The bottom is marked "Silber". Interesting piece priced below similar examples.
Very nice pair of 'swallow's nests' for army musician. Front shows rich silver brocade with army green backing. The reverse has a black backing. Condition is excellent throughout. If one looks very closely at the top the brocade looks a bit raw at the ends but it just wasn't really finished off experlty when it was cut. This is very subtle and not damage as it is clearly consistent throughout both sides and just simply how it was made. Tip to tip each piece is just a hair over 26cm long. Really ...
It makes me feel old to call 1980's vintage but I think it works with this one which just off the chart on the Richter Scale of coolness. The jacket is typical 80's Levi and the entire thing is covered in superb artwork, patches and pins. Just as proof that our man here was well rounded the right sleeve has a long Metallica patch and the left side of the back has three smaller patches. Everything else is all K.I.S.S. and the hand done portrait work on the back is fabulous (Image 2). There are mu...
Nice JFS Infantry Assault Badge in bronze. Not a whole lot of finish left but certainly more then enough to see it is a bronze (See attached images). No structural damage but the ball hinge on the reverse is a bit loose in its socket and turns like a bomber's ball turret gun if it is pushed when the pin is not latched. This is not at all ready to brake but should be mentioned. Overall a nice badge priced right.
Very nice RAD belt buckle with leather tab. The front of this aluminum buckle is superb with high relief and virtually no wear. The reverse is nicelt marked with the Assmann A on one side of the shovel and 37 on the other side. The leather tab is correctly marked F.W. ASSMANN & SOHNE LUDENSCHEID and dated 1937. The tab does show some age wear but is in generally nice condition with no real damage and nice clear maker mark. Very nice buckle.
Very interesting army wehrpass. I am not very good at deciphering these things but luckily the fellow I traded for it had a very nice and clear write-up done on it. According to this the fellow was drafted Aug 7 1939 and called up Sept 19 1939. He served in a few different Landeschutz battalions but his last assignment on Dec 28 1942 was Feldstras Gef.Abt.14/Stab. I think maybe he wasn't being punished but rather was put on the staff of this unit as that is what "stab" means. His service includ...
Nice, original Silver Star in case. Both WWII vintage. The case does show good solid wear but still functions just fine. Nice medal awarded for gallantry in action.
Nice Infantry Assault Badge by R.S. Original war time production. Comes with the envelope marked Infantrie Sturm Abzeichen Bronze. Towards the bottom a bunch of purple numbers that might have meant something to someone a long time ago. Envelope is every bit of 70 years so a bit delicate, a small hole bottom reverse and some paper damage toward the reverse top. Nice badge and still presentable envelope. Nice item.
Very cool and very rare patch This is the sleeve patch or arm badge as worn by women in the Nachrichtenhelferinnen des Heeres (Army signals). With the number designation this was probably intended for some HQ unit. Unissued. Very hard piece of insignia to find.
Excellent Luftwaffe belt and buckle rig. Buckle is a solid example with a bit of smoothing to the raised center eagle. The Size 95 belt is a top notch example with soft and supple leather. The end is marked L.B.A.(S) which is a standard Luftwaffe marking. Below this it is also nicely maker marked Henseler & Co ULM 1936.
Early photo album (Dated 1934-1935) for a motorized unit termed Kraftfahr. As it is well before significant military build up, the vehicles are not very impressive, although there are some decent motorcycle photos. Album is most notable in its condition. The only appreciable damage I can find is a minor tear to one of the waxpaper page dividers. Also, on the inside cover there is some juvenile grafiti which is certainly German in origin and old in flavor (see photo). If I were to guess I would s...
Excellent signed two piece WWII Japanese Hinomaru flag. This silk flag is well made ande has the addition of two corner reinforcing tabs of the same material as the center disk. Lots of signatures in different handwriting. One light stain about 1x5 inches is hard to notice. One small hole (See photograph-quarter near the hole for size perspective). This flag is a real eye pleaser and needs to be framed.
This is a rather scarce pin. N.S.F. National Sozialistische Frauenschaft was the women's league and the Kinderschar was the kids (Girl's) portion of this organization. Basically they were taught how to be "good National Socialist wives". While there is some controversy on others, this version is the universally accepted RZM example with RZM at the top of the reverse, 63 at the bottom and GES GESCH on the back of the pin assembly plate. Great condition with almost perfect enamel. Rare pin.
Very nice belt and buckle rig. Buckle is Rodo marked with good paint remaining. Leather is healthy and supple but has been skilfully trimmed down to about a size 86, probably as the guy was in some cut off pocket at the end of the war dreaming of sausages as he lost pound after pound. Nice combat setup.
Gorgeous silver wound badge marked 107 for the firm Carl Wild as well as original envelope back marked to the firm Carl Wild. Terrific combination despite the packet being a bit torn as per images. Really nice set.