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...
Very nice 1939 iron cross stickpin. Good looking cross appears to be brass with nicely painted black center and has a nice three dimensional shape. On original LDO card which is in good shape with some light age wear. Nice little set.
Very interesting lapel pin of an me110 twin engine fighter. Nice, big thing with a wingspan just a bit over 5cm. Typical German construction. Very nice stickpin that I have not seen before.
Very nice enamel cross for a veterans' organization member's 25 years of service. Really very nice enamel work. This is a good sized medal shown with a penny for size comparison. Just 2 or 3 mm shorter wingspan then a 1939 iron cross.
Coll clothing name tag for a fellow in the 47th Mountain Troop Anti-Tank battalion. Fellow's name was 'Winter'. Nice item for display.
Very interesting Imperial German matchbox cover. Designed like a Prussian belt buckle this has a nice look to it. Structurally in good shape with attractive age wear and patina; Has the "been there" look.
Neat piece of pharmaceutical advertising. Fluid filled, clear man with colored organs. The drug advertised is Diuril and was produced by Merck Sharp and Dohme. Some research indicates that these were used in the late 1950's.