Nice mint set of matched visor cap insignia includes eagle, cockade and wreath. Just a slight bit of age oxidation to the side of the cockade, unavoidable with the material it is made of. Eagle and wreath are mint. One of those things that is very hard to find when needed.
Very cool Vietnam era Intruder patch. The intruder was a famous medium attack aircraft that was well designed enough that it did not exited service until 1997. Great looking original Vietnam era pacth from an advanced collection.
This document is an affidavit stating that this soldier served in the Continental Army during the revolution. Basically it states that John Pratt of Dublin, county of Cheshire in New Hampshire served in the last three years of the war. It is signed by what looks like Joseph Atherton. After the signature this fellow states that at the time of enlistment Pratt lived in another town but I can't quite make it out...
Perfectly respectable fire police dagger. Scarcer, short version. Blade is nice but has some dried grease that could easily clean off for the next guy. Undented scabbard does show some wear but original paint remains largely intact. Reasonable example priced to sell.
Nice small size pennant. At about 32 inches along the long sides this is a perfect small size for display purposes and a nice twist on the usual rectangle. One side is nice and clean. the other side has a few pen marks on the white disc. Apparently the last owner had kids that were even worse then mine. Nice flag priced right.
This is a reproduction Waffen SS overseas cap meant for display, educational or even reenactment use. It is nothing that would fool a knowledgeable collector but not everyone can afford the real thing for display purposes. Cloth shell looks believable with SS bevo skull, a relatively inaccurate SS style eagle and white infantry piping. The inside has a large and elaborate stamp saying something about SS service caps and NSDAP contract information...
Very cool GAR medal. Dated April 15th 1903 and for the First New York Regiment. Some missing fabric to ribbon but gold finish to the medal is near perfect. Hard to find unit specific GAR medals let alone to a cool unit like the 1st New York.
These ranks were used on garments not usually bearing insignia such as coats, work and drill uniforms and most notably in period images, on flight suits. This is a beautiful (And real) example colored for summer/tropical use. Perfect with no damage save a tiny rub on the felt of the middle "mustache".
Well marked SA sportsbadge. Numbered 930462.
I am pleased to offer Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945 Cyclopedia Edition by Jim Dawson. Even after owning this book for quite a while I am amazed at the detail with which Mr. Dawson attacks the subject in this 448 page monster. Virtually every page is profusely illustrated with over the top photography relating to the highly detailed text. This book is a must for both the beginning and advanced collector...
Terrific knot here. Could be for a sword but I suspect it is for a fire police bayonet but probably for a higher individual. These straps are normally silver and red wire woven into leather but this one is gold colored wire woven onto lightly striped black fabric. Silver acorn is nicely age toned with the tip showing alternating red, grey and silver twisted wire threads. Super quality example of a very scarce pattern.
Nice Sudeten entry medal with rare Prague castle bar. Both in good condition as pictured. Cool medal.