Beautiful set of medical officer shoulder boards. Condition can't be beat. The cornflower blue velvet backing is clean and fresh and free of nips. The front shows just the tiniest age wear to the top edge of the aluminum weave. This is really nothing but adds a little character. The gilt cyphers are 98% or so and sunken in very well. The posts are under the velvet so these have been on forever. These are wide and very well made so probably late WWI through early Reichswehr...
Nice short strap naval dagger hanger. The short one is the one with the swivel hook. This one is in decent shape with light age wear. Gold wash finish is generally solid with some rubs on higher relief. The strap layers on the top are separated but this is actually very subtle since on the short strap there isn't much room for them to pull apart. Could easily be resewn but will leave it as is on my side. Price right.
No this is not a scarce medal but this is as good as you can get. 2nd class war merit cross with swords on a lovely, clean and well wrapped parade mount. The accompanying document is likewise in excellent condition. It does have the usual fold in the middle but the corners are reasonably sharp and the paper is free of stains and yellowing. Very attractive pair. The photograph came with. No, there is no proof they are involved but I am not charging extra and I would like it to stay with the set...
Neat award. Front shows a well done eagle. Rear reads FUR: BESONDERE LEISTUNG - DER OBERBEFEHLSHABER VON KAYSER GENERAL DER KAV . This reads as : Performance Award - The Supreme Commander Von Kayser General of Cavalry. It appears the Von Kayser was indeed in charge of mounted troops at some point before the war. Nice medal with a good amount of gold finish remaining.
Cool miniature artillery piece probably made by either Lineol or Elastolin. Marked "Made in Germany". I don't know if this carriage is supposed to be with this piece. The paint colors are a bit different but it does hook on just fine.
Nice set of tunic removed SA collar tabs. Rank is scharfuhrer. Very good look to them.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Coins : Ancient : Roman : Pre AD 1000 item #1052029
Silver denarius of Severus Pius issued about 180AD. Reverse shows victory seated on throne.
Excellent example in clean, crisp condition. Serial number 31158. Marked RZM M1/120 Wilhelm Duemer of Ludenscheid. Good bit scarcer then the HJ equivelant.
Very nice Russian belt and buckle. Buckle is clean and in good condition. The brocade is lovely and has a real nice toned patina. Two clips for sword or dagger hangers. Some parts of the reverse are age faded a bit more then others but still really a great looking rig.
1932 dated signed postcard of Beniamino Gigli. Gigli was an Italian opera singer who many consider to be one of the very finest tenors in the recorded history of music. Good sized signature is on bottom part of the photograph. This is from the estate of Edward A. Schaeffer, a family friend who passed away a few years ago. Collecting autographs of public figures from all walks of life was, for him, an obsession/addiction that brought him much happiness while he was still with us...
Fascist militia antiaircraft sleeve shield. Nice piece but some damage to bottom corner. Priced accordingly but still a really nice item.
Even when listing relatively common items I do try to offer choice examples. This Hitler Youth buckle is a real choice example. Nickel finish is just gorgeous. High quality buckle with perfect detail. Contemporary to the transitional period around 1936 this buckle is marked with the Assman logo as well as A&S for Assman and son. Also marked GES GESCH (referring to a patent) as well as the company manufacturing code RZM 17...