Very nice EKII by Klein and Quenzer. Nice original ribbon. Excellent condition as per images. Nice cross.
Very nice Bundeswehr A-frame. This is a very good representation of the war time product. Straps match and are riveted in place the same but one is dated 1953 and the other 1963. I imagine some reenactors who don't want to spend close to $1000 and use a WWII example would like a real one instead of a reproduction made in some southeast third world country...
Two place 1914 Iron Cross medal bar with matching ribbon bar. The second medal is Hindenburg Cross. The Iron Cross is a real nice example with very pleasant toning and an overall look just the way we like them. The red stripe on the Hindenburg is a bit faded and there is also a bit of red staining. Perhaps the poor guy got shot in his dress uniform? Otherwise the ribbons are structurally in good shape with no fraying and a very nicely done wrap job...
Half SS dog tag with a great look to it. SS man number 21006. Blood type O. SS-NACHR ERS RGT. Nachrichten refers to signals. ERS indicates he was from a replacement battalion but it is my understanding that SS men kept their original dog tags throughout their service. Therefore there is a disproportionate of "replacement" tags but that does not mean these guys were not combat soldiers...
Very nice panzer breast or tunic eagle. Shows pleasant signs of honest use. Great piece of insignia if you like the been there look. I sure do.
Hitler plaque measuring just a little over 7cm by a little over 5.5cm. Small size but nicely detailed and quite solid for such a small package. The back has a leatherette stand in place. I have had this same type of plaque before and I believe there is also a ring underneath of the backing for wall use.
Visually stunning bronze table medal depicting Victory, wielding a sword and with hair flowing behind, riding a tank over barbed wire and trenches. Beautiful, solid piece measuring just under 7cm in diameter. Signed A. Morlon. Edge is stamped "BRONZE" and with a tiny cornucopia which I believe represents the Paris mint. Reverse depicts a shield over extensive laurel leaves. One side represents attack and the other defense. Really very powerful imagery.
Very cool patch from an advanced flight patch collection. This is the first patch of this squadron which was named the Royal Maces. Great looking patch.
This is a very interesting item. Appears to be a donation schedule for an NSFK forderer. A forderer was a sponsoring member. This was necessary as after the Versailles Treaty Germany was not allowed to have an air force. The NSFK was introduced as a glider society to keep young Germans interested in flight and to encourage the next generation of pilots. This society necessarily relied on donations. The outside of this document has spaces for all of the usual document type information...
Nice armband as worn by the SA Wehrmannschaft which was a militarydefense training organization offering pre and post military training to members 18 -65 who were unfit for regular military service. Very attractive armband with copper colored machine woven thread forming the well know SA sports badge on a white disk. Just a subtle touch of wear on the 10 o'clock position; Otherwise, a nice, clean example with a clean RZM tag on reverse.
An Oshigata Book of Modern Japanese Swordsmiths 1868-1945. This book was first published in 2001 by John Scott Slough in paperback. John is a family friend, and I know firsthand the effort and care he put into this project. This is the deluxe second printing from 2004, featuring a hard linen cover, and gold leaf lettering on cover and spine (first printing is paperback)...
Very interesting short length of tarred rope recovered from the wreck of the Invincible, the first of seven Invincibles which was sunk in 1758. This piece came with a signed certificate of authenticity from the Invincible Conservation group. I would not have but the previous owner trimmed the COA to fit in the mount but it is done and it fits well so I will include the mount with the rope and certificate. Riker mount is about 21x16x5 cm. Neat item from a famous ship.
Top notch sword knot. Strap is a brocade type aluminum weave. Stem is an alternating 3 dark silver wires and 1 bright silver wire pattern. Acorn is is perfect condition with a dark toned tip. Condition is flawless. If you look hard on the top of the strap you can see lighter stripes where it was covered up by other parts of the strap when it was wrapped on a sword handle for a long time. This is hard to see when holding it and impossible to photograph; Just an interesting note...
Very nice WWII Purple Heart medal with extras as shows. The ribbon bar has a plastic cover. the good conduct medal and ribbon bar came with so will go with. The pin is from a private company the veteran must have worked for. Again, it was with the group so it stays with the group. Nice little set from a veteran estate in Wilmington Delaware.
Neat little patriotic flag or banner. About 18x27cm. Mounted on a crimped metal hanger. Great wall hanger as this is a portrait type showing lots of medals.
I have always loved these patches. Waffen SS pattern sleeve edelweiss for mountain troops. Needless to say German mountain troops have always had a well deserved reputation for being a very tough elite branch. Reverse shows some paper remains from having been in a photo album; Not a problem at all. Otherwise top-notch condition with clean fabric, perfect stitching and correct slightly floppy feel. Terrific piece of SS insignia.
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.