Very nice looking King's Crown patch also known as an Imperial Crown or Tudor Crown. I am not well versed with British insignia but this does look WWI to me. Attractive patch constructed very much like bullion insignia but in soft, neutral browns. There is a small nip above the left fleur. The research I put into this indicates this was rank insignia for Warrant Officer in Australia or Squadron Corporal Major, Company Sergeant Major etc in the British Army. Nice patch.
Nice porcelain candy dish with a portrait of Hindenburg in uniform with medals. The banner reads Gen.-Feldmarschall von Hindenburg over an iron cross. Surrounding is a stand of arms with Prussian flags, rifles, cannon etc. There is a hairline crack across the lid but still a good looking piece for an Imperial display. Bottom is maker marked "ROYAL RUDOLSTADT Prussia" around a brown and B in shield.
This embroidered tinnie features a soldat resting with a bent knee against a slight incline. The series shows German soldiers from different time periods but this is my favorite with the helmet pose. Would great sitting besde a helmet on a shelf.
This is a really nice WWI postcard. It is a sepia image with a light exposure but very interesting when one gives it a moment. Nine fellows in field uniforms with a belt fed machine gun. One is wearing a holster and one holding a grenade but the trench setting is interesting. They look to be congregating in front of an entrance to the trench which is heavily sandbagged on top. There is plenty of wood planking underfoot as the trenches did become hopeless quagmires when it rained and wood plankin...
This is a pleasant sake set. Each piece shows a pair of peacocks tucked into a colorful scattering of flowers. There are three cups as four is an unlucky number in Japanese culture. This set is offered just in time to help you fight those cold winter evenings with a bone-warming round of hot sake.
Nice naval stickpin. Nicely detailed life preserver with a red cockade in the center. An gold washed anchor is hanging from this with the whole rig mounted on a stickpin. I think this looks German but maybe wrong (Please let me know). Nicely detailed nautical piece.
Interesting small document thanking Ms. Johanna Funk for donating metal to the scrap drive. It is in a contemporary black frame. Looks to have some minor water stains at two corners and also looks to be mounted on a stiff paper (Probably explains its preservation). Document itself is about 21x15 cm. Good graphics of the factory making heavy antiaircraft guns, no doubt using Ms. Funk's old frying pans.
Very crisp and clean BDM propaganda booklet dated March 1936. Includes a photograph of a pretty Alpine mountainside. Not sure what all it is about but it is 32 pages with no damage. Priced right.
Yeah, just because everyone should have a ray gun. Nice vintage toy. Does have a separation along its seam on the top but which turns off of the seam and becomes a crack on the bottom. It is basically invisible if pushed together so certainly repairable. Priced accordingly. When the trigger is pulled there is something that spins on the inside that makes sparks and a crackling kind of zap sound. The ray that shoots out must be disabled because I used this on my family with no significant results...
GIL membership badge. The GIL was the Italian fascist equivalent to the Hitler Youth. This piece is termed a badge but is not too large with a height of 2.5cm. This was to be worn when the member was in civilian clothes. Nice red enamel on the lower half with orange on the top. Condition is perfect. Very well marked on the reverse, including patent information. Interesting pin.
Decent example. Shoulder board for WWII German artillery.
Very nice Hoffmann postcard of Hauptmann Balthasar. Wilhelm Balthasar was only the second fighter pilot (After Werner Moelders) to receive the Knights Cross. Nice, collectible postcard.
Reproduction roundel from an SS officer's belt buckle. For what it's worth I do think this is an old repro. Correct aluminum material.
Self explanatory title. Book is all chronologically sorted Hitler related photos and captions. Enjoyable book but I need to thin my library. Book is in very nice condition. Some wear to the dustcover. 465 Photographs.
The pin is missing on the back but I think this is just a really cool tinnie. Tough looking eagle perched on national symbol looking over a row of anti-tank dragon teeth. There is a spot of oxidation over the U in WESTMARK GAUTAG 1939. Dated June 9-11 Trier which is a city I have fond memories of.
Nice AP press photo showing bomb bursts bracketing Russian tank. Description says this was in the defense of Stalingrad. Bracketing is an effective way of zeroing in on a target and probably effectively scares the living hell out of the crew inside of a tank. There is a small tear bottom left from where it was removed from an album or other mounting. The fold in the description page is half separated along the crease but this would display better if this was removed anyway. A little over 6.5x8.5...
Mirax Unistream chemical can. Neat piece is marked for US Army Air Corps which dates it to WWII. I have no idea what this product was but has the look of some sort of flight necessity. The amount of different "stuff" needed in some of those bombers was prodigious. Good piece to add to a flight related collection.
Nice little book. Political eagle on cover with 1936 date. 21 pages in 4 sections with various regulations and expectations for army and police personnel. Interesting period item.