WWI USN dog tag. It is on what appears to be the original chain which is, unfortunately broken. Obverse includes name, Frank Brody as well as what I assume are his birthdate and maybe date of entry to the Navy: 9-1-97 and 6-18-18. USNRF was the US Naval Reserve Force. The reverse shows Frank's thumbprint. Nice piece of WWI history.
Wettkampflage Der SA Gruppe Niedersachsen 6-8 Sept 1935 Hannover. This tinnie was for some competition, probably sporting event, for this SA gruppe. Nice SA tinnie.
Interesting tinnie by Richard Sieper & Sohne. White plastic tinnie shows a great looking eagle with outstretched wings over a winged griffin. Text reads GAU KULTUR TAG (TAGE?) POMMERN 1939. I have seen similar tinnies but this Pommern variation appears to be a scarce particular example. The animals and lettering are all contrasted with gold paint giving it a good overall look. Attractive tinnie to add to a relevant collection.
Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 4 Second Edition 1981. Still shrink wrapped. I am in a place where I need to downsize a bit and I have to admit that I never got around to opening this one. Perfect shape with dustcover never touched by man.
Nice tinnie from the German colonies organization. Reichskolonialtagung, Bremen 1938. Could not have been a very large organization as Germany had no colonies that I know of. Interesting item.
Kriegsmarine EM/NCO breast eagle could not be in any better condition. Clean, perfect, original.
Cool tinnie for Tag Der Deutschen Polezei or "Day for German Police". Have not seen this one before and I do enjoy weird tinnies. Should fit nicely into just about any tinnie collection.
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.