Very nicely done .999 silver memorial medal for Admiral Karl Donitz. Donitz passed away in 1980 and this medal was produced in 1981. The reverse of the medal commemorates the U-boat war specifically. The medal has not been removed from its wrapping but does have some toning to the bottom left obverse. Also comes with a 20 page autobiographical booklet on Donitz as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity. This COA is numbered 982.
Fabulous reference book covering just about every uniform from Fascist Italy during the war, starting with the 1926 Fascist March On Rome. Shocking number of color plates showing military, political, youth, female auxiliary and on and on. Catalog excerpts, detailed text, innumerable photographs and well over 100 color examples of uniforms in wear as well as page after page of various insignia, some of which are quite obscure. This is a fabulous book for anyone interested in WWII Italian uniforms...
Excellent Werkfeuerwehr sleeve eagle. This was the industrial fire brigades. As American bombing successfully focused on German manufacturing these fire police in particular were very busy and had an extremely important job if production of military goods was to continue. Very cool patch.
Nice ID photo of a standard Waffen SS enlisted man. Just a bit under 5x6cm.
Nice example of OT insignia worn on sleeve of both work shirt and service tunic. Machine embroidered and sewn, rank patch rates in perfect condition. This one has one narrow red stripe. Hard to find insignia and priced quite fairly. 5.5cmx9.6cm.
Nice cloth backed SA sports pin. For SA Gruppe Niederrhein July 24 and 25 1937. Nice, interesting patch.
Very nice ID photo for Waffen SS soldier. Good shot and a needed item considering all of the photoless documents one sees. About 4x6cm.
This Imperial Russian badge is an older reproduction. Beautifully made with a deep convex shape and rich enamel work. Very nice representative piece for educational purposes.
Medal for 1904-1905 Russo Japanese war. Medal is in excellent condition with no damage. Front shows army and navy flags under a kiko man (Emperor's crest) and over Pawlonia leaves. Bar reads "War Medal". Box has a crack on the lid (See photo) but is still together. Bottom of box reads has the soldier's name (I can't make out the last name) and identifies the medal reading; "___?___ Sutejiro - Russian War". Nice personalized piece.
Reasonable quality reproduction of the WWI Grand Cross neck order. Marked 800 under the ring. One side of medal reads 1914 and the other reads 1813. Good looking space filler.
Nice Swedish helmet. Complete and original liner and chinstrap. Nice period item.
These books are really cool when they are all filled in. The book was originally purchased empty and customers could get a photograph with every pack of cigarettes. The photos are colored and very well done and the finished product, with 270 photos, is very impressive. Even the flak image on the front is raised and embossed. This one only has a little over 20 photos so is priced to sell. There are a couple of spots where it looks like photos were removed but mostly just empty as if the fellow ga...
Nicely rendered reproduction Afrika Korps field cap. High quality example.
Lovely German antler rack with Black Forest style wood mount. This rack is on the small side and oddly shaped. I know misshapen antlers such as this do have a niche collector base. The mount is a pressed wood particle composite that was just begginning to be used for this purpose in the 1920's. This one has a sticker on the back that is mostly rubbed off and illegible. I have another rack that is the same style and the sticker is legible on that one (See last photo on this listing). On this stic...
Wehrpass and Arbeitsbuch for Kriegsmarine man. I am not great at reading these but it looks like his military service started in Augsburg in September 1937. Before and after this he worked for Keller & Knappich in Augsburg. This company, know as KUKA, is still active and makes industrial robotics. They are listed at the time as "maschinenfabrik" so he was probably involved in manufacturing of naval hardware during the war. Included is his release form from this company in 1955. It seems he found...
Very nice veteran medal for the state of Hesse. Near perfect gold gilting and clean, undamaged ribbons. Well marked to reverse. As far as veteran association medals go this is a great example.
Cool set of Vietnam era handcuffs. A friend bought these from the veteran. There is a bit of surface oxidation in spots but would clean up quickly with a spot of oil. Key does work fine on both sides. Original leather belt holder and two of the fellow's name tags. Nice heavy duty set.
Very nice SA tinnie. This was for a sports event for SA Gruppe Hochland in 1938. Good design with a sword resting on an oak leaf wreath very reminiscent of the SA sports award. Maker marked RZM M9/3 LAUER NUREMBERG. It is interesting that 1937 and 1938 are when we see transitional daggers as well with both RZM code and maker name.