Interesting dog tag with what looks like some sort of battle damage. Must have been unpleasant for the fellow wearing it at the time. Probably 8th battery 161 Artillery regiment with 178 being the soldiers number. Interesting piece.
Excellent NSKK cap eagle. Nicely toned silver thread over black for Motor Brigade Westfalen Motor Gruppe Neiderhein. Very nice patch.
Excellent condition liner band for WWII German helmet. Dated 1943. Maker marked B & C LITZMANNSTADT . Complete down to the rings for the chin strap. Nice item but since I have a "don't fix" rule I guess this will never do me any real good so I will pass it on to the next guy.
I am not sure if this falls under the category of "trench art" or if it is more of a war souvenir but it is cool nonetheless. This is a letter opener with a 1914 miniature iron cross riveted on. I am not sure if this is ivory, horn or something else but I don't see any ivory grain. There is a notch to catch and tear the envelope when opening it. Small metal piece on top acts as a paper clip holding a piece of paper so I guess this could also be used as a bookmark. 10cm overall length. Just a cu...
If you are even remotely interested in Japanese militaria this is an invaluable book to have on your shelf. It is written Japanese but it is quite literally page after page stuffed with well over 1200 quality photographs of the best examples of everything. This book covers quite literally everything imaginable related to the military of Imperial Japan from uniforms and insignia, swords and guns, hats and helmets, propaganda, toys, artillery, currency and on and on. There is a small 8 page Englis...
"Remember the Maine" became the battle cry for the United States during the Spanish American war in 1898. Hostilities broke out after the explosion of the Maine in Havana harbor. Apparently the old slogan "Remember the Alamo was deemed to have been successful enough for a retread. This change purse was a product of that time "fad". The buff leather is worn (As buff leather well over 100 years old tends to do) but there are no tears and the leather remains quite soft and pliant despite age. Ther...
Cool cut glass ashtray with anti-fascist message. "JAM YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THIS VULTURE". Of course the vulture is Mussolini with a swaz beside his head. Cute item.
Very nice bronze grade Mothers Cross. Ribbon is nice and clean and enamel is in great shape. Excellent example.
Sleeve eagle patch for fire police. Embroidered town name is Billerberk which is a pretty town in North Rhine-Westphalia. Decent quality patch with a small hole near left edge and a chip on the edge at the 6 o'clock position. Used fire patches are often in tough shape; This one isn't too bad and the red stitching to eagle and town name is very nice.
P patch for Polish laborer in Germany. Cheap construction consistent with late war production of non-military insignia. Besides the use of slave labor Germany also imported voluntary laborers in increasing amounts due to obvious manpower shortages. The line is hazy as the German placed governments in occupied zones such as Poland didn't leave much for the locals. If a man wanted to eat he was likely to have to go to the Reich as a "volunteer" laborer. To identify themselves such laborers had to ...
Nice luftwaffe breast eagle for other ranks tunic. Used but not abused condition with a good look.
Very nice photo of an assault gun crew member. Excellent condition and measuring 8x5.6cm, looks like it is probably intended as an ID photo. He does have an Eastern Front ribbon so he most certainly was in the middle of it. Good photo, wish I had the jacket.
This tinnie has what is just a great looking eagle perched on a three dimensional swaz overlooking a map of the area with Trier and Koblenz. Just a great looking tinnie for a Gau tag celebration on 1936
Nice lot of 10 patriotic envelopes. I believe all are Civil War era but some may be +/-, I am just not an expert on the topic. Offered at a gift price nonetheless.
Interesting NSBO tinnie looks to be from the September 1933 flag consecration in the city of Kirchen. We do know for sure that that particular administration loved their flag ceremonies. I don't believe that Kirchen was ever a terribly large city so really an interesting tinnie.
Nice tinnie for Tag Der Wehrmacht (Army Day) 1939. Good looking bust of German soldat. Nice gold finish is nearly 100%. Nice tinnie.
Very interesting WWII Ostland Eisen revenue trade chits. These were used in Germany as well as eastern occupied areas such as Russia, Poland, Western Ukraine and were used as an exchange chit for trading agricultural goods for steel or iron. I do not know the particular details but that is the gist. There a couple of different watermarks and one that was glued on something along the way. They look to be very nonchalantly cut but the basic size is 4x6cm. Very cool looking and interesting pieces.
This is a 1944 dated map from the U.S. Army map service. The area is Fountainebleau which is a bit southeast of Paris. The interesting point is that it looks like it was combat used. There are a few different infantry and armored units penciled in. In the northeast corner of the map there is an armored unit with an arrow indicating the line of advance but a ? mark indicating they weren't sure of the unit's identity when the situation was being reviewed. An interesting little snapshot in a likely...