Lovely Imperial German WWI patriotic pin. This piece features a 1914 Iron Cross with the slogan GOTT MIT UNS on the three upper arms and a portrait of Kaiser Hindenburg in the center. The beaded suspension loop is finished off with a miniature 1914 Iron Cross ribbon. The reverse is DRGM marked. The cross is about 2.4cm wide and high and the ribbon is about 1.5cm wide. Very cool patriotic piece with a lot of personality.
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.
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.
Very hard to find fallschirm prusschein. Basically this is a log book to record who packed a particular parachute. With the information recorded the packer is more likely to do a better job since a chute not opening correctly would give the packer a one way ticket to the eastern front. Printed on blue oilcloth to make it strong and weatherproof. The cover has the specific information on the parachute and the unit...
Cool patch for Waist Cats #3 #4 on the USS Forrestal. Good looking patch recently acquired from an advanced Vietnam era flight collection.
WWII Japanese binoculars. Generally worn condition throughout.Not falling apart but missing some areas of leatherette cover. Good for display if you need a cheap piece. These are not the little ones that seem to be all over the place and measure 18cm in length.
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.
This offering is an interesting ceramic Satsuma bowl. Measuring 8.5 inches it shows a samurai in armor and a kneeling companion.
Excellent quality aluminum bullion, dark green backed breast eagle for infantry officer. Just about perfect condition; near mint.
On first sight one would think that due to simple physics only a dummy would have a square coffee cup. I found Bill O'Hara online and it is clear that he was no dummy. Bill O'Hara left school early to join the merchant marines in WWII where he served in Europe and the Phillipine Sea. He later joined the U.S. Army and was in the Korean conflict early, being awarded a purple heart for wound in 1950...
Interesting, period, thick cardboard poster of a Third Reich agricultural district. Not military but I always find this "Blood and butter" stuff interesting. It is a little bowed and the corners show real wear but colors and the "meat" of the poster are still solid and attractive. This would still look pretty nice if flattened out in even a cheap Walmart frame. The river is the Inn so without doing much research I would assume it is an area in Austria...
Very nice first pattern marksmanship lanyard. No damage that I find. Good looking piece for any level of display.
First pattern SA sports badge.The bad news is the 4 oxidation spots on the front. The good news is that this is the first pattern used from March 1934 to January 1935. It is also a premier maker, Lauer, Nurnberg - Berlin. Over a million sports badges were awarded so 29292 is very low. Really a very nice example.
Interesting factory tied white and blue cap eagles for the summer on-board cap. There are four separate patches here so it is very possible some were removed over the years. Nice and clean.
Nice mother's medal from the fascist Italian era. Each bow represents a child. There are 6 bows on this one but it looks like a 7th was at the top but has been lost to time. Slight green tint to rear of ribbon.
Very cool variant of the famous Saar tinnie which I have never seen before. The Saar, of course, was an industrialized region of Germany occupied by order of the Versailles Treaty. The Germans were increasingly resentful of this occupation. This tinnie shows smoke stacks shrouded by exhaust clouds which become hands with fingers raised if looked at correctly. These hands/smokestacks are bound in chains. Backmarked GLASER & SOHN DRESDEN...
Very interesting BDM memorabilia, BDM of course being the grirls' version of the Hitler Youth. This is an inviation to a social event at Schonbrunn Castle in Vienna. This is a famous historic castle long. The invitation is printed on high quality parchment with a very nicely embossed BDM eagle. Dated May 1939 (When things were still "fun"). Attached is an HJ/BDM membership pin. It is nice quality with just a tiny tick to the enamel in the lower point...
Faithful reproduction of the hard to find 1st class German Red Cross neck order with ribbon. Beautiful enamel work and sharp detail throughout. Back marked "CHR. BAUER WELZHEIM". Excellent filler piece for related display and educational purposes.