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.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1096796
Fine example of an antique, circa 1900 Kris knife/dagger. Very impressive workmanship in this attractive knife; See photos for details. I find one chip in the handle and some small denting to the tip end of the scabbard. Both are minor problems and more then reflected in the price.
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...
Very nice WWI trench art picture frame. AEF was the Allied Expeditionary Force. This unit was the 815 Pioneer Infantry which was a unit comprised of black enlisted men at a time before integration. I don't like digging at things so I even left the stickers on from when I acquired this. This is handmade so not a very complicated piece but it does have good history.
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.
Rare German tinnie for the 1933 Weltspartakiade Moskau games which was a communist worker's version of the Olympics. The name itself was a reference to Spartacus who was considered to represent the proletariat influence in Rome.Really a bunch of hogwash but this pin is interesting because this was after the Nazi rise to power when such Communist activities were verboten. Even more interesting, the pin is GES GESCH marked so it was made in Germany. German Communist items from this time period are...
Very nice bronze non-portable medal or medallion for WWI Victory. The front shows a brave Doughboy charging across a battlefield littered with barbed wire and a shell going off behind him. In the distance are manned trenches and defensive obstacles. The reverse reads "1917 FRANCE 1918" which represents the years of American involvement. Below is a map showing battlefields including Argonne, Verdun etc. Made by M. Lordonnois 1919. Very nice item.
Sportfest 1933 Nurnberg SA Brigade Mfr. Very cool tinnie from an early, important sporting event in Nuremberg which was obviously a place important to the regime. Mfr should stand for Mittel Franken. Scarce tinnie but I have seen larger awards of the same design.
This is a very cool medal but I have been only half able to figure it out. It is a scarce medal and I wasn't able to find a single other example online. The reverse shows a flaming bomb with "15" on it backed by a pair of pole arms. Across the top reads "MANI MACCHINE ARMI PRONTE" which translates to something like "handheld machine weapons are ready" which I think is a reference to machine guns. Below the bomb and polearms reads "il Luigi di Ponte L Luigi" (The genius of the Bridge of Luigi??)....
Nice looking Italian Cavaliere Order of Merit medal. Shows four eagles around a white enamel central cross suspended from a crown formed from a crenelated castle tower. Great looking medal.
Very cool Vietnam era patch from the 478th Avn Co (Heavy Helicopter) Up-Tight Hurricanes. From an advanced Vietnam era flight patch collection. Good looking patch.