WWII vintage German compass typical military use. Maker mark on bottom. Solid bakelite construction. Pressure snap works very well and compass action works perfectly.
Very nice tunic removed Schutzpolizei sleeve eagle. This is the lighter colored 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 then the "unissued". Nice example.
Excellent sew in shoulder board for SA with nice M rated tag. These were worn on one shoulder of the infamous SA brown shirt. Standard brown braid with silver threading. The backing on this example is a muted yellow. Tag is nice and crisp with a few additional, period notations. An excellent example.
Nice original Japanese helmet anchor. Hard thing to find when you need one.
Nice little set of ivory salt ad pepper shakers. Dragon motif on the sides of each. Very nice ivory grain visible on the flat surfaces. Interesting set; priced right.
Respectable pair of cavalry officer's spurs. One buckle and the end of the opposite leather strap are missing and it looks as if they were ripped open when buckled. The other spur shows an intact buckle and strap. Interesting item priced fairly considering damage.
EM NCO breast eagle with a great look. Some stitching thread remains along the border. The patch itself is in fine shape except for one tiny pull on the eagle's left wing (Viewer's right) which is very minor and can be seen in the first attached image. I love these tunic removed pieces and will take this any day over a factory roll example. Great front line look.
Nice looking NSKK sleeve eagle. RZM tag remains but in obviously worn condition (See photo). There are a few thread loops remaining from when this was sewn on a tunic. Nice patch with a good degree of character.
Interesting Wehrpass. Not much filled out byut it appears this fellow, Robert Alois Flassenberg, was witht he recruiting department or Wehrbezicks Kommando. More interestingly, this group was in Hagenau (As seen on the stamps and entries both). This was the town shown in Band of Brothers. This town stayed in German hands until almost the end of the war and wwas featured in one of the later episodes "The Last Patrol"...
German army steel belt buckle. Some rust spotting here and there. Still, a nice, solid belt buckle.
Nice dust cover. Should be for type 38 Japanese Arisaka rifle. Great condition. A couple of rub marks on the top could be rubbed back out. Number on the end looks like 318 but I could easily be wrong. The attached image of the end is pretty clear.
Very nice WWII cap edelweiss for mountain troops. Maker marked GB 41 for Gustav Brehmer 1941. WWII insignia should have a straight stem and five sewing holes. Post war Bundeswehr examples have a hooked ending on the stem and I believe four sewing holes. Nice example of a hat device that is not too easy to find anymore.
Excellent example of a famous armband. Designated for wear by support personnel. Good color and no damage.
This one is not in very good shape with significant rusting on the back. I imagine someone with some time and a can of WD40 might be able to make this look a lot better. Luftschutz examples are hard to fond so even though this looks like Oscar the grouch's summer home it is a cool item.
Very nice looking and rather uncommon WWI medal with a pleasant bronzed finish throughout. This was made for veterans from the DC area. The front shows winged Victory standing atop a globe with the capital building in the background. On the arms of the cross are 1917 and 1919 which represent the span of American involvement in that particular mess. Original ribbon and pin. Reverse reads "Presented by the citizens of the District of Columbia February 1919"...
Very nice Wurttemberg Kriegerbund medal. This was for WWI veterans. Very nicely done Wurtemberg state shield on top and ribbon shows solid coloring and reads "Krieger Der. Debringen". The small metal weights are still present at the bottom of the ribbons. So often the ribbon is washed out and the weights are generally long gone. Back plate has manufacturer marks "METALLWARENFABRIK A.D. SCHWERDT STUTTGART". This is a very nice example for one of the smaller states.
Nice gebirgsjager officer's edelweiss cap badge. Some oxidation to reverse. Pin assembly still works fine. Nice example.
Two cool equipment plates for a German vehicle. The larger says something about draining before removing the nut and was apparantly glued in place as there are no corner holes and glue residue on the reverse. the second translates to Transmission with maker code and serial numbers. I can not find the code fdp in any of my reference books and online searches tend to bring up a million returns for "free democratic party". This one was nailed into place...