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.
Die Bayer. Ostmark Gautag 1937. Nice porcelain tinnie with a good looking eagle.
Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 8 First Edition 1996 R.L. Bryan Company. Another classic I need to move due to required downsizing. This is the final volume of this series. Book is near mint condition with a small tear to the top of the dust jacket along the spine and a few more minor spots. Dust jacket is still nice and crisp and clean and the book is perfect with crisp, clean pages throughout.
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.
Große Reichsausstellung Schaffendes Volk 1937 Düsseldorf Schlageterstadt. This famous exhibition was to celebrate the Reich's Exhibition for a Productive People. Quite similar to the Berlin Olympics, this exhibition was designed to showcase to the world the modernized lives of the German people. Nice example of an uncommon tinnie.
Nice Deutscher Turnerbund tinnie from 1935. The date 1860 is given as a start date. I believe the DTB was founded in 1848 and the first gymnastics tournament held was in 1860. The organization was banned by the new regime in 1933 and was dissolved in 1935 (The year of this tinnie) when it was replaced by the umbrella of the NSRL. This may be for one of their last events before the war. Kreisturnfest Der Niederbayr. Ostmark Pfarrkirchen 29 u 30 Brachmond. Nice, historically interesting tinnie.
Very nice BDM tinnie for the 1937 Sport Tag. This one is for the district Obergau Wurttemberg. Front shows a nice even bronze colored finish (No, not a bronze tinnie). The reverse does show a stain, but it is on the reverse. Pin works fine. Nice tinnie.
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...
Very cool ashtray from the famous Copacabana nightclub. Very historic nightclub was the place to be in its heydays of the 1940's and 1950's. Endless stories with celebrities and mafia connections. Great piece of history. As with all my stuff I don't clean it to make it look pretty, I just leave it like I find it.
RAD tunic sleeve patch. Excellent example; Clean and clear. Great to put on that tunic or to add to a Labor Corps display.
Decent reproduction of the British Victoria Cross meant for educational purposes. Reasonable example if you need a place filler.
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...
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...
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.