Armored assault badge by EWE. This is a very scarce and unknown maker who seemed to be working out of Austria. Unfortunately the pin and the hook are missing while the pin hinge remains in place. I almost suspect that the GI souvenir hunter ripped it right off of some poor guys uniform without spending the time to unhook it. The front shows a white mark strangely located right on the eagle's crotch. That could probably be cleaned up easily but repairing the pin would need the help of someone who...
old walrus tusk with strange billiken carving. While usually represented as a smiling cherub type creature this face is more haunting and menacing. It is also less invasivly carved into the tusk which otherwise keeps its natural shape. A little bit around the back side and below the face is a signature or maker mark. A hole at the smoothed off base indicates that this was once mounted on something. Very interesting piece. Just under nine inches in length.
This is a hard to find odd piece of insignia; Black piped Haupstellenleiter collar tab. The black piping makes this either 2nd or 3rd pattern (1934-1936 and 1936-1938 respectively). In the fourth pattern, of which the vast majority of such insignia belongs, the black piping became the white piping that we are used to seeing on Kreis level insignia. Condition is top notch.
Nice steel army belt buckle and tab from a maker not often found. I have always liked this maker logo as it is crisp and interesting. MSS 40 with the letters in a shield are the letters and 40 (For 1940 manufacture) to the right of that. MSS Stands for Math. Salcher & Sohne Jablunkau. The leather tab has an oval maker logo with this firm's name and the same date 1940 in the center. The leather is soft, healthy and undamaged with a nice rich brown color. Stitching is likewise in great shape. All ...
Small size Native American rug. I believe this is Navajo but I am not an expert (Oppinions are most welcome). 14x30 inch (not including fringe) makes it a lovely size for a backdrop in a display. Very pleasing color scheme and good condition. One small area of staining (see photos). This may clean out but I won't try. No damage that I can find. Someone will be happy with this one.
Nice three place medal bar. Iron Cross second class, Hindenberg Cross and Wuerttemberg (Or Wuerttemberg) Bravery. Always nice to find off-state medal bars. Iron Cross on this bar is a very nice hallmarked example and is a winner by itself. Nice unit with no damage beyond normal gentle wear for a set this old.
This is a cool medal and actually a very difficult one to find. This one is out of my collection and in choice condition. Proper suspension ring with laterally pierced ball and triangular loop. Obverse shows a Roman gladius on oak leaves and laurel branches with 4 pointed radiant stars to either side, all under the date of the Spanish Civil War 17-VII-1936. The reverse shows the Spanish coat of arms at the top and falangist yoke and arrows below. This was instituted on June 6 1940 and was given ...
Nice two place Baden medal bar. The Baden service medal shows some bubbling of the finish. The iron cross is a beauty with a very strange hallmark. It is hard to make out but looks like it is probably the WILM hallmark which is an odd variant. If not it is just some other weird variant so cool regardless. Lovely cross if you are one looking for different variants.
Very cool uncut roll of Japanese 2nd Class Private collar insignia. This is one of my Tokyo flea market finds. On the outside layer there are five sets of two tabs. I counted 47 layers, give or take a few because it is a tight roll and not easy to count. The layers get smaller towards the middle but there should be somewhere around 175 pairs so I am pricing at one dollar per pair. Fun to find unused gear out if the woodwork.
Interesting statue of a WWII German infantryman. Nice, conveniently small size good for desk top display at just over 14cm including the base. Detail is such that it won't win any major sculpture competitions but an interesting addition to a period display nonetheless. Low quality metal is typical of what was being used mid-war for non-military purposes.
Matching K98 in rough condition but priced accordingly. Handle is complete and unbroken but well worn as per photos. Bottom part of the blade is very nice but shows watermarks towards the end and is a tiny bit rough on the spine towards the tip and tip is a tiny bit blunted. I imagine the watermarks could clean up pretty well and there are no nicks. The shape of the scabbard is basically OK with a very subtle impression towards the tip, but the surface is well worn. The frog is tough but the lea...
Very nice looking military altimeter. Marked US on the reverse. Taylor of Rochester has apparently been making altimeters since WWI. I searched hard and have not been able to find another example of this model for comparison so even though this sure looks old I can not accurately date it. The dial compensates up to 16000 feet. I would assume this is rather old as more modern aircraft would, I assume, have an altimeter mounted on the dashboard. Nice and clean and in great shape. F\Leather case is...
Respectable tropical frog for K98 bayonet. These are becoming rather difficult to find. This one is complete with strong stitching throughout. There are signs of usage wear. It could use a cleaning if next owner prefers it clean. Button for the strap is well oxidized.
Very cool feldpost document stamper. The last photo is the actual imprint given. "Dienststelle der feldpost Nr 59 645B". It looks like this was used first in 1943 by Staff and Companies 1-4 of Reserve Panzer Grenadier Battalion 215 which was destroyed in 1944. In June of 1944 this feldpost designation was used by Staff and 1st Battalion Panzer Grenadier Regiment II, also destroyed 1944. Clearly this stamper was bad luck. Very neat, very real item.
Very nice early 1847 pattern Prussian Belt and buckle. This pattern was used through 1895. Attached sixth image shows the reverse with solder points. The buckle is quite attached to the leather so I decided not to remove it for photos. Rare to find with the proper leather belt. There is one scrunched edge on the leather as well as a small square from an old price sticker. Very nice, early belt.
Very nice DAF belt buckle marked RZM M4/28 indicating manufacture by Paulmann & Crone, Lüdenscheid. Condition is excellent and the whole buckle has a perfect patina throughout. Excellent example of a desirable buckle.
Nice infantry assault badge by S.H. u. Co. '41. Nice, honest condition ad uncleaned. A more difficult maker to find.
Very scarce arm badge or sleeve eagle for male DRK uniformed personnel. The patch worn by the female uniformed personnel (Triangular patch with district) is more common but the male sleeve eagle seems to be quite hard to locate. Supposedly because by the mid-war period most able bodied men were in either armed forces or armaments industry with the ladies being used more for medical purposes. Just about 6x4 cm. Fine condition with a couple small spots on the front (See image). GES.GESCH. marking ...