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.
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...
Just a great looking, worn Luftwaffe breast eagle as worn by Afrika Korps. I really like the combat worn look and this one certainly does have it.
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 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.
Very nice bronze infantry assault badge by MK1. Nice rich bronze finish. Maker marked MK1 just under the ball hinge. Bronze badges, of course, were given to panzer grenadiers and motorized infantry thus tending to be with more elite units and were common in the Waffen SS as these units tended to be armor heavy.
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.
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.
This sword stand was made by a good friend of mine who is half carpenter and half artist. This model is the San in okween. It holds three swords. 16 1/2''L x 14 1/4''H x 11''W. $235+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.
Reasonable dress bayonet with stag horn grips. Some condition issues so priced accordingly. While the stag grips are beautiful examples, the plating on the handle is well worn. The blade is nice except for some tiny spots of plating lifting at the tip (See photos). The scabbard is well worn but undented so would clean up very nicely if someone wanted to redo the paint job. Overall a decent, respectable piece.
Very nice belt buckle and leather tab. Both in excellent shape and both maker marked by Assmann and dated 1938. Great looking item.
This is a plaque I have not seen before so I imagine it is relatively scarce. Central is the DAF cogwheel emblem above which are workers; Industriasl worker, doctor and delivery man maybe. Below is the slogan "Ehret die Arbeit und achtet den Arbeiter ADOLF HITLER" which basically translates to "Adolf Hitler honors the work and respects the employees". How nice. The actual plate measures 15cmx10cm. Marked on lower left FERD (?) WAGNER PFURZHEIM and again below the figures MULLER-ERFURT...
Very nice set of 16 color prints that would look great framed in the Man Cave. Except for one showing a signals unit hanging communication wire they are all combat related. Tropical to winter, infantry, tanks, artillery, assault boats, flamethrowers, grenades, machine guns etc. Basically anything heer related. The paper is overall crisp and clean but a few have small folded over corners from previous owners being careless when closing the envelope...
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.
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...
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.
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...