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.
Nice fire police patch. Town name is Losheim which is interesting as this was the town in the vicinity of the major effore of during the Ardennes offensive (Not Bastogne).
Very nice SA Gruppen Tinnie - Sport Wettkampfe 1938 Gruppe Kurpfalz. Plastic type tinnie typical of Richard Sieper. Mint condition except for nick on edge at 6 o'clock position which looks more like a production divet then actual damage. Back marked Richard Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid. Nice tinnie.
Very nice little Imperial album sized for postcards. The cover is nice and clean but is made of a sort of corrugated craft paper so there is some edge wear. Really in great condition for not being real solidly built. There are 25 pages which can hold one card front and back. The last two attached images show the damaged pages that I was able to find. A nice little album.
Nice set of seven document seals. These are embossed and attractive with nice looking eagles, anchors etc. These were used to seal documents map and other sensitive material and are evolved from the older European tradition of wax seals. I usually see thse priced between $10 and $20 so this lot is priced fairly. Attractive items.
Very nice named British Life Saving Medal. RLSS bar coincides with medal obverse that reads 'ROYAL LIFE SAVING SOCIETY ESTABLISHED 1891' and shows a sea rescue in process. The reverse reads 'AWARDED TO' and is engraved with the name 'M. S. COSSETT AUG 1926'. Around the edge of the obverse is Latin, probably the society slogan. The second bar is the date 1933, probably when the award was presented. Both bars are on the original ribbon which is usually long gone. Nice named pre-WWII medal at a low...
Nice four place ribbon bar. War Merit w Swords, Eastern Front. Army Long Service and Tirol Service Medal. This last is not often found on Third Reich ribbon bars. Obviously a WWI veteran but has the Eastern Front ribbon so saw service in both wars. Interesting bar for sure.
Nice DAF tinnie for a 1934 even in Württemberg Hohenzollern. I believe this 16 day event was roughly equivalent to a job fair. Early in the new regime employment was a major concern as mass unemployment was a leading downfall in public acceptance of the Wiemar government. Of course it was not long at all before rearmament became the wonder drug for unemployment. Followed of course by employment with the armed services. Interesting how sometimes problems are just replaced by bigger problems. At ...
Nice little silk Japanese flag with very interesting telescoping pole. The flag is about 35x24cm. I do think this flag is WWII vintage. I have married this up with the pole which I do think is post was but very interesting. The attached photos show it first at full length of three sections. The last section telescopes telescopes into the second. This combination unscrews from the bottom section and if turned around will screw in inside the bottom. Very clever. The silk flag is not attached and w...
Nice embroidered WHW tinnie. Good looking eagle. Dated 1935 1936.
Very attractive photograph of an army panzer officer. Good quality photo, probably taken in a studio as it looks professional and is an unusual size at about 8x7.5cm. This officer is nicely decorated with what looks to be a silver panzer assault badge, wound badge, Iron Cross 2nd class ribbon and an Iron Cross 1st class. That particular combination of medals usually did not come cheaply. Reverse is dated 1943 and has the fellow's name which I can't quite make out. Photo is in good condition with...
Very cool enamel pin for the Germsich USA Ski School Test. I am not sure what the "Test" means but this is a very well made badge. Most I see have are unmarked and have a cogwheel type design that I think is supposed to be a snowflake. This example is German made by the firm Deschler Munchen 90. Deschler was quality oriented enough that their Third Reich era hallmark was "1". This pin is typical of quality German enamel in that the border between different color enamel ad metal areas can barely ...
Very cool donation tinnie for the Spanish Blue Division. Being Spanish made it is a different concept then German donation tinnies. I believe the tab on top is so it could be attached to a shirt pocket. The reverse shows an arm stabbing an arrow shaft into a dragon. With the words above "Rusia es culpable!" or "Russia is guilty" the dragon is clearly Russia while the arrow is the symbol of the Spanish military. Being a small paper tab this is a scarce item and very cool.