Nice postcard featuring a German U-boat in tough waters with another ship in the distance going down. Probably a victim of the German U-boat as the U-boat seems to be coming in to pick up the long boat of survivors. Reverse is printed "deutsches u-boot im sperrgebiet Nach einem gemälde von Prof Hans Bohrdt." There is also a stamp from an Oldenburg publishing house but I have trouble making out this name. Nice attractive postcard with interesting subject matter.
Terrific set of RLB hangers. Little bit of wear to the edges of the straps but nothing disfiguring at all. There is some finish left to the metal parts. Bottom clips are DRGM marked and top clip is marked DRGM RZM M 5 / 10 for Wilhelm Deus, Solingen. Overall a very solid, attractive and rare set.
Uniforms of the German Soldier - An Illustrated History From World War II to the Present Day by Alejandro M. De Quesada. 2006. An interesting book that discusses WWII uniforms but proceeds to track evolution through current German armed forces. Really I think the Reichswehr and Freikorps Appendix A is worth the price of admission. Near perfect condition with dust cover in excellent shape. An interesting book.
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.
Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 4 Second Edition 1981. Still shrink wrapped. I am in a place where I need to downsize a bit and I have to admit that I never got around to opening this one. Perfect shape with dustcover never touched by man.
Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 2 First Edition 1976 by LTC Thomas M Johnson. Another classic that I need to part with due to necessary downsizing. Very early in my collection this is well used and has many tissue place holder I just can't take out but buyer certainly may. Dust jacket shows good solid wear but book is in solid shape and pages are clean and sharp throughout.
Collecting the Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume 1 1977 Second Edition Paperback by LTC Thomas M. Johnson. Closer customers will probably know that I am at a point where I need to downsize significantly. This is one of the first reference books I ever bought when I first started collecting. It remains a classic. It is well worn on the cover but pages are generally clean and sharp and I would say it is in excellent shape...
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 respectable early transitional DLV - Luftwaffe dagger. These early DLV examples have the staples on the reverse of the scabbard fittings and are not easily found these days. This example is by SMF (And it is always hard to resist pondering what "SMF" may be an anachronism for). Blade is excellent and far better looking then my heavy flash photography conveys. The fittings throughout all have nice, dark patina giving that great uncleaned look. The crossguard is engraved F.A.S...
Interesting tinnie by Richard Sieper & Sohne. White plastic tinnie shows a great looking eagle with outstretched wings over a winged griffin. Text reads GAU KULTUR TAG (TAGE?) POMMERN 1939. I have seen similar tinnies but this Pommern variation appears to be a scarce particular example. The animals and lettering are all contrasted with gold paint giving it a good overall look. Attractive tinnie to add to a relevant collection.
Very nice first model Luftwaffe dagger produced by Alcoso. Gorgeous, mirror bright blade. Early nickel fittings throughout. Some moderate wear to the scabbard fittings but still highly respectable (See photos 9 10 and 11) with beautiful dark patina throughout. The leather throughout handle and scabbard is all original with only gentle signs of age wear...
Wettkampflage Der SA Gruppe Niedersachsen 6-8 Sept 1935 Hannover. This tinnie was for some competition, probably sporting event, for this SA gruppe. Nice SA tinnie.
Very attractive embroidered tinnie from June 1938 Gau Tag in Sud-Hannover Braunschweig. Ebroidery gives a useful tool to present various city crests in color. Really a very attractive tinnie.
DLRG Prüfungskarte für den Grundschein or Basic License Test Card. DLRG is a nonprofit life saving society founded in 1912 and remains active today. It is focused on water rescue and its activities stretch from life guarding, swimming instruction, rescue diving and assisting civil authorities with flood control. This document is dated 1942 and looks to be related to a lifeguard course.
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.
Lovely blue and red enamel medal for Honorable Member of the 13 Husaren (Hussars) Regiment. Very well made badge measuring 4.5cm high. I find no damage to the enamel or the rest of the piece. Backmarked A. SCHWERDT STUTTGART. Very cool badge would look great in just about any display.
Nice wound badge and matching document. Document is in decent shape with the usual crease down the middle. For its age the corners are reasonably sharp and there are no tears or missing material. The last name looks like Kargelain. I can't make out the unit but it looks like it starts with "mg" so possibly a machine gunner? Dated October 5, 1918. The wound badge is very attractive example with nice raised details...
Good looking tunic removed SS sleeve eagle. Machine woven EM or NCO pattern. Some darkening to the eagle's right wing possibly combat related. Very nice insignia if you like the combat worn look. I really like this eagle and think it has a great overall look.