Nice Deutscher Turnerbund tinnie from 1935. The date 1860 is given as a start date. I believe the DTB was founded in 1848 and the first gymnastics tournament held was in 1860. The organization was banned by the new regime in 1933 and was dissolved in 1935 (The year of this tinnie) when it was replaced by the umbrella of the NSRL. This may be for one of their last events before the war. Kreisturnfest Der Niederbayr. Ostmark Pfarrkirchen 29 u 30 Brachmond. Nice, historically interesting tinnie.
Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 8 First Edition 1996 R.L. Bryan Company. Another classic I need to move due to required downsizing. This is the final volume of this series. Book is near mint condition with a small tear to the top of the dust jacket along the spine and a few more minor spots. Dust jacket is still nice and crisp and clean and the book is perfect with crisp, clean pages throughout.
Very nice BDM tinnie for the 1937 Sport Tag. This one is for the district Obergau Wurttemberg. Front shows a nice even bronze colored finish (No, not a bronze tinnie). The reverse does show a stain, but it is on the reverse. Pin works fine. Nice tinnie.
Große Reichsausstellung Schaffendes Volk 1937 Düsseldorf Schlageterstadt. This famous exhibition was to celebrate the Reich's Exhibition for a Productive People. Quite similar to the Berlin Olympics, this exhibition was designed to showcase to the world the modernized lives of the German people. Nice example of an uncommon tinnie.
Very cool ashtray from the famous Copacabana nightclub. Very historic nightclub was the place to be in its heydays of the 1940's and 1950's. Endless stories with celebrities and mafia connections. Great piece of history. As with all my stuff I don't clean it to make it look pretty, I just leave it like I find it.
Nice original unpublished photo of Hermann Goring. He is walking with a mix of guys including some higher ranking SS fellows. I find this photo amusing due to the guys to the left of the pillar. They look like the guys in the movies that are trying not to look Gestapo but couldn't really be anything else with overcoats, fedoras and shifty body language.
Interesting wooden portable seat manufactured for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. It provided the purchaser a seat to rest upon as well as being usable as a walking cane when folded up. Very gentle age use but nice strong label and still folds up nicely and remains sturdy. 28 inches tall while opened with a seat height of 19. Great collectors item.
Very attractive embroidered tinnie from June 1938 Gau Tag in Sud-Hannover Braunschweig. Ebroidery gives a useful tool to present various city crests in color. Really a very attractive tinnie.
Nice looking patch. Luftwaffe eagle over cogwheel and "G L" designates this as technical service which was in charge of a myriad of extra "chores" from ordering parts, materials and consumer goods to organizing promotions and transfers to supplying life buoys to the Sea Emergency Service. Very nice with only minor signs of age.
Very attractive reproduction of the famous Pour le Merite medal. This is the famous German order (Oddly enough with a French name) known as the Blue Max. Nice, thick ribbon made with metallic silver weave on the sides. One light scratch on the reverse of the medal (See last photo). Very nice filler for display purposes.
Fascinating pressed paper tinnie. Tag der Nationalen Solidaritat d.Dez. 1936 Neuland-Halle - Adolf Hitler Koog. This is the only tinnie I ever recall having pertaining to a building (Which is shown on the tinnie). Apparently this was a community center house which was turn into a learning center for National Socialism history. Some very basic research shows that this building is currently a hot topic as they are trying to figure out what to do with it and its history. Paper tinnies are hard to f...
Interesting WWII Kriegsmarine soldier ceramic tinnie. Rather uncommon tinnie recently picked up with a similar Luftwaffe pilot (Listed separately). Rare tinnie.
The two silver frame pieces have seperated. Could be glued together but I think it is sort of neat being able to see how it all fits together. All parts are in good condition and have a great looking patina. Nice length of original ribbon. Really not a bad piece and a minimal repair would yield a top notch 1914 iron cross.
Very nice American victory medal. Solid condition as per photos with nice strong colors on the ribbon. A little bit od rubbing to the finish but not bad. Aisne bar nicely fixed. Just in time for the 100th anniversary.
Nice army tunic removed breast eagle. Shows nice signs of wear and really has the been-there look. On the eagle's left side is a stain likely of human origin (Not the same kind of stain as Monica's infamous blue dress). Cool insignia with a good story behind it.
Nice silver grade DJ Proficiency Badge in silver. Some age wear but good amount of applied silver finish remains. At the bottom of the arm the reverse is maker marked RZM M1/35 for the firm Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida. These minis are a good deal scarcer then the full sized version as these were indeed little boys who, no matter what nationality they may be, are very skilled at losing small things. DJ of course was were the younger kids not yet ready for the HJ.
This is the soft cover first edition from 1979. Written by the highly respected Thomas M. Johnson, this is one of the early collecting classics and is a nice, small size for carrying with you. It is in very good shape with minor age showing. A hard to find book.
Postcard of the French General Joseph Joffre. Looks to be a real signature in upper right corner. Joffre is most well known for rallying retreating allied formations and then defeating the Germans in the First Battle of the Marne in 1914. Good condition with only minor signs of age wear.