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.
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.
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...
Fascinating set of three propaganda leaflets directed at Russian troops. I can't translate these but they obviously seem to be discussing the wonderful treatment that surrendering Russian soldiers could expect in Germany. The first class amenities look like they would include recreational time, quality healthcare and a comfortable bed in a pleasant room. Maybe a bit far from the truth; Perhaps not all propaganda is true then.
Terrific tropical army cap eagle insignia. The left cut of the factory roll is at a bit of an angle (Not a point of concern) so the overall length is between 8 and 8.5cm and 3.5cm high. Eagle's wingspan is 7cm. Eagle is machine woven with correct blue-grey thread. Nice, original, textbook example of a hard to find patch.
Nice Camillus fighting knife. Very nice condition as per photos. Blade marked US Camillus. The scabbard has a pressed in rendition of "SUE" who is clearly not the artist's mother. Nice knife throughout with a little bit of character.
Nice Sudeten entry medal with rare Prague castle bar. Both in good condition as pictured. Cool medal.
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...
Well marked SA sportsbadge. Numbered 930462.
This is a lovely little set. A pitcher for iced tea, lemonade or whatever and two matching cups with 5th army crests on each piece. The pitcher is about 9.5 inches tall and the cups are about 4.5 inches tall. A local fellow had enlisted and ended up fighting in Italy. The souvenirs he brought home were this pitcher set and his lovely Italian wife. He passed away a year or so ago and she decided she was also getting old and it was time to part with old memories after many decades of happiness...
Nice set of 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger hangers. This is the deluxe type with oak leaves on all metal parts. The clip on the belt end is the Thor's hammer variety. All three clips work fine with nice gently resistant spring action. There is consistent signs of aging throughout the straps and the metal fittings (See photos). All three clips are DRGM marked and the Thor's hammer clip is also marked RZM U.E. 10. Very nice, high quality set of hangers with the been-there look.
Excellent WWII German army sword knot. The leather strap is strong but soft and supple. The acorn ball has the correct green and silver top, Twisted aluminum wire on the bottom and the correct tip with green fabric interwoven by six rows of aluminum wire. All topped off with a very pleasant red-brown leather slide. Really nice knot and the cheap way to make that great sword in your closet looked twice as nice.
This offering is an interesting ceramic Satsuma bowl. Measuring 8.5 inches it shows a samurai in armor and a kneeling companion.
Neat Prussian belt buckle with a lot of character and combat look to it. Tab is maker marked to an Essen company and dated 1916. Nice steel example.
Elastolin soldiers. American band set of 7. Condition is excellent with no damage of significance and paint is almost perfect. These damage easily and are usually much more worn then this offering as they were originally toys meant to be played with.
Excellent quality aluminum bullion, dark green backed breast eagle for infantry officer. Just about perfect condition; near mint.
Nice little 2 place WWI medal bar. Iron Cross and Hindenberg Cross with swords and additional swords device on the ribbon. The Iron Cross on this bar is really a nice example.
Nice looking medal for 1914-1920 WWI participation. Attractive medal is blackened bronze and shows crossed army and navy Japanese flags. Above is the kiku man. Below is a wreath of pawlonia leaves. The bar reads "War Medal". Box is included.