Unique, hand made CBI - China Burma India - pillow case. Brown silk base embroidered "TO MOTHER" and 1945. The bullion stitching is very nice on this but as it is hand made there are some loose threads along the edges. Nothing is coming undone; It just looks like this was made not so tightly. The fabric is a warm brown silky material that was very frustrating to photograph either with or without a flash. It is a good bit darker then it looks in the photographs but the three red fields at the bot...
Ein Kampf um Deutschland 1933. Wow, what a cool and historically significant piece. This is an early 1933 magazine probably put together if not released before the seizure of power as it very closely follows the propaganda of that rise to power where they were instilling fear in the people and presenting themselves as the force that could save them. This extremely interesting 31 page magazine is stuffed with virulent propaganda covering the infectious spread of communism and presenting issues su...
OST Ostarbeiter patch. Intended to show that laborers were imported eastern laborers. The freedom of these eastern laborers seems to have varied greatly. I think the majority of these patches were worn by Ukranians brought in to work industry while most of the German male work force was on active duty. Condition is overall excellent with minor signs of age.
Nice silver grade DJ proficiency. RZM M1/120 for Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid. DJ were the boys too young for HJ. Nice badge.
Nice example of OT insignia worn on sleeve of both work shirt and service tunic. Machine embroidered and sewn, rank patch rates in perfect condition. This one has two narrow and one thicker red stripe with the thicker being a bit lighter in color then the two narrow strips. Hard to find insignia and priced quite fairly. 9.5x9.3cm.
Interesting piece of miscellaneous electronic equipment. I believe this basically equates to a voltmeter. The actual instrument looks fine but the insulation on the wire has not stood the test of time. Might still work but probably not very safely. Nice looking army eagle and abbreviation on front. The case is really nice. Very slightly out of shape but no real damage. All stitching is intact and strap and buckle are fine. Leather is still soft and supple. Metal reinforced lid has directions on ...
Very attractive framed photograph. Shows 12 men in full uniform. Caption attributes these gentleman to the 4th Battery of the 5th Field Artillery Regiment , Landau 1908. Even if discharged, fellows like this with heavy equipment experience were invariably called back to serve in WWI. No damage to the photograph (Please excuse the light reflection in my images). Frame shows evidence of light wear but is still very nice. Something is written on the back in pencil but I can't make it out. 44x38 cm ...
This offering is a very tasteful millefiori teapot. Small at about 4.5 inches, it shows a very delicate millefiori design.
Nice WWII American Flight Helmet. No damage at all. Nice clean label. Good representative piece.
Very cool set of German motorcycle goggles. I have seen loose goggles before but never with the original pouch. Marked BWZ 40 (1940), the pouch has a pocket on each side and a sewn on soft cloth for cleaning on each side. There is a set of darkened goggles and a set of clear goggles. This is from a veteran estate and the set comes with the label from when they were sent home from Lt. Hoose. It does say there are two pairs of each while I only received one pair of each but such is life. Probably ...
Very good looking WWI victory medal with ATLANTIC FLEET bar. Matching tone with the medal and nicely melted into the ribbon, the bar and the medal have clearly been together for the duration. Excellent condition medal and nice strong colors on the ribbon.
Very cool pin or tinnie in the shape of a potato masher grenade. Gold finish looks like an applied foil with J.R. 58 etched. I could not find an army 58 Jager Regiment so I do believe this is referring to the paratrooper regiment (FJR) 58. Whatever the unit, it is a cool pin that I have not seen before.
Very nice 2 place ribbon bar. The first is the 10 Year NSDAP Long Service with device. The second, which makes this an interesting combination, is for a DRK (German Red Cross) or Social Welfare. I believe every medal from those organizations has a red center and white edges. Nice odd ribbon bar for the medal collector.
Very nice Japanese rising sun flag with souvenir script. Typical example of the type of flag an occupation soldier would bring home. The silk flag itself may or may not have been produced during the war but would have been close. With nice looking writing this is a good display piece at a good price. about 17.5 x 20.5 inches.
Allgemiane NCO Photo. Back stamp designating it as being taken by a member of the Bonn Guild of Professional Photographers. Top rate photo shows good uniform details and a great looking cap on a handsome SS man. Easily a publishable photo.
Very cool trench art ashtray. The match holder at the top is engraved on both sides. One side shows a crown and reads "NEDERLAND HERRUST". The other side reads "BEVRUDING SPEKH-HEIDE 17 SPETEMBER 1944". I belive "Bevruding" should be "Bevrijding" which means "Liberation". The date of Sept 17, 1945 coincides with the begginning of Operation Market Garden. The interesting point here is that Market Garden was not much of a success and the failure to finish this battle as planned was immortalized in...
Very nice pair of leather shin guards for horseback riding. These are typical of the type that Japanese officer's would wear and sure enough, each piece has written inside "Second Lieutenant of Infantry Nishimura Katsujiro in very nice, clear writing. Named gear is always fun and these would look superb with an appropriate uniform. Condition is terrific throughout with only the mildest signs of age and use. Straps and buckles are all present and leather is soft, supple and nicely toned. Really a...
Brass two piece stamped other ranks buckle with nicely detailed Wurttemberg crest. The front of the buckle looks great but sadly on the reverse the attachment prongs are missing. Otherwise a very desirable buckle.