Nice cockade for Luftschutz visor cap. Nice, even silver wash to the wreath with very gentle rub wear to the high relief of the oak leaves. Red felt center is complete. Multiple piece construction with pleasant, even patina on reverse indicating all pieces have been together as a unit for the duration. Nice example of a difficult piece of insignia to find.
Super cool medal given to spectators at the 1912 Air Show in Berlin. Students of history will note 1912 as a very early date when airplanes were hardly thought of in military terms. This was 2 years before WWI and only 9 years after the Wright brothers first flight. I think that anything flight related before WWI is supremely interesting. Very cool medal.
Die Bayer. Ostmark Gautag 1937. Nice porcelain tinnie with a good looking eagle.
Interesting miniature award. Mecklenburg Schwerin War Service Cross Second Class in miniature which was the parallel state award of the Iron Cross Second Class. On the obverse FF is Friedrich Franz. On the reverse "Fur Auszeichnung Im Krieg" translates roughly to "For Military Service". Medal and device have a rich gold finish...
Very attractive medal reading BATTAGLIONE GENIO PIONIERI "CENTAURO", which of course refers to the engineer battalion of the Centauro Division. In the middle of this wording is the unit emblem of the centaur shooting an arrow. On the reverse is a nice rendition of what seems to be a tank using a plow to clear a path through obstructions and a pontoon bridge in background; Both good engineer references. The Centauro Division was formed in early 1939 by expanding the 1st Armoured Brigade Corazzata...
This is a really pretty tinnie. Odd embroidered type for Gau Tag celebrations in Sud-Hannover Brauscheig June 9-12 1938. This has really pleasant colors with a good looking eagle over 6 different town crests. Very cool.
Nice pair of 1943 dated U.S. Navy BUSHIPS binoculars. Good overall condition. A little dusty since I don't clean anything except my kids and my kitchen.Optics seem to be fine.
Very cool miniature HJ proficiency badge in black. Miniatures are far scarcer then the full size example as even Hitler Youth kids were "kids" and kids just lose little stuff. Condition is just lovely with very light signs of age but nothing significant enough to even mention (See photos) and no damage, Back marked RZM M1/63. Photos came out very good on this so please do take a look. Penny not included.
These are out of my field of expertise and I am relying on a colleague who identified these for me. He says they are %Rhodesian and hasn't been wrong yet for me but if anyone out there has a different opinion I would much appreciate it. Photos show the pattern and the "busy" areas. Looks like one button has been replaced. That is typical of well used bush combat gear, together with the other repairs shown and the fading.
KM coastal artillery cap eagle. Good looking gold eagle on green fabric. Patch is about 8cm long and eagle's wingspan is 6cm from gold wingtip to gold wingtip. Not a very easy patch to find.
Very nice plastic SA sport tinnie. Given for a three day sporting event in July 1938. Cool motif shows both rural and industrial scenes from the area and at the bottom the SA symbol in red surrounded by "SA Gruppe Westfalen". Maker marked Richard Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid and very characteristic work by that manufacturer. Very attractive tinnie with very solid paint.
Decent reproduction of the British Victoria Cross meant for educational purposes. Reasonable example if you need a place filler.
RAD tunic sleeve patch. Excellent example; Clean and clear. Great to put on that tunic or to add to a Labor Corps display.
Either a small medallion or a token (About 3.5cm diameter) featuring G.FELDMARSCHALL V. HINDENBURG. The reverse has the saying of Hindenburg's: "nicht nur durchhalten sondern gründlich siegen" or "Don't just persevere but thoroughly win". Now that is really a cool thought. Dated 1914 1915 1916 around the edges. The edge is stamped IMIT BRONCE which is easy enough to translate. Nice wartime propaganda type piece. I do honestly think that Hindenburg is a very underrated historical figure...
Neat leather tinnie for Gau Tag 1935 Darmstadt. Leather is always a neat variation, but as usual the pin is repaired.
Very nice Preussischer Kriegerverband medal with the 25 year device. This device is the scarcer version with the red enamel Prussian crown rather then the usual example showing the veteran memorial. All is in great shape with no damage found. While wuite affordable I always did like these medals as they show a very good looking eagle. This maker has used a raised eagle that looks especially good. I tried to take a side view photo to show this...
Very nice political campaign button for Teddy Roosevelt and Fairbanks who won the 1904 election. Backmarked Whitehead & Hoag Newark NJ with patents dating 1894 1896 and 1898. Condition is excellent as per photos. A little more then 2cm wide. Nice item.
Cool Wehrmacht drivers license. Fellow's date of birth is given as 1900. I suspect that it was before that as the 19 is pre-printed and it looks like some thought was put into it before 00 was placed over top of something else. The fellow looks older and I suspect that he got a fluffy job after showing his bravery earlier in life. His photo shows the 1939 spange to his iron cross and a good sized medal bar...