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)...
Terrific example of 7th Class Japanese Sacred Treasure medal. Box shows no damage except minor spotting to the metal clasp. Medal is in fine shape and colors to ribbons are very strong. Rests nicely in form fit box. Also included is the matching rosette and button hole ribbon. These extra pieces have strong colors that match the medal ribbon so the set looks to have been together all along.
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...
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.
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.
Nicely rendered reproduction Afrika Korps field cap. High quality example.
Another gorgeous example of Italian bullion insignia. This example is a lovely gold colored wire weave. With no condition issues. Very nice cap badge.
This classic book is a pictorial history of the NSDAP and Hitler's rise to power. It is another of those interesting books with separately attached photos. While in decent overall shape, I find this one is missing 6 of 225 photos. Many are not attached tightly as the original owner seems to have had an e light touch with the glue. The cover must also have been cracked on the front inside as the binding is retaped there. Priced accordingly...
Another nice SA Brigade tinnie. This one is for Brigade 94 in Linz. 1939 Wehrwettkampfe. Nice tinnie.
Nice medal for the annexation of the Sudetenland during the run up to WWII. Nice condition medal with small dark spot on bottom rear. Nice to get the ribbon bar attachment as well.
Very nice tunic removed Schutzpolizei sleeve eagle. This is the darker example of two similar patches I am listing. Some stitching still present along the border from when it was on a uniform tunic. Patches that had clearly been used, of course, are always a little more interesting the "unissued". Nice example.
Interesting tinnie showing Potsdam Garrison Church with the dates March 21 1933 and March 21 1934. This tinnie is commemorating one year in power for the Nazi party. This is actually a scarce tinnie showing the same dates and motif as the 5 Reichsmark coin. Nice, early and significant tinnie.
Very cool VF-151 patch. Fighter squadron flying Phantoms in Vietnam. This patch recently purchased from an advanced collection. Great looking patch with period wear.
Nice example of the armband "Im Dienst der Deutschen Wehrmacht" as worn by non-uniform personnell attached to the German army. Some wrinkling but no damage. Fair amount of staining as shown in photographs.
Yep, the gardening club. Membership pin reads REICHSBUND DEUTSCHER KLEINGARTNER. "Kliengartner" translates to small gardener but I believe this means "home gardener'. Odd, hard to find item and really a small but nicely made pin. The eagle is a separate attached piece and stands out nicely.
Very interesting miniature DJ proficiency badge.Excellent condition and well toned. Unmarked example.
Nice post war signed photograph of Hajo Hermann shown with the Fat Field Marshall. Herrmann was an interesting personality on many levels. His main dedication during the war was to fight the allied bombers killing German civilians. His main focus was on British bombers intentionally targeting civilians and cities in night raids...