Very nice looking and rather uncommon WWI medal with a pleasant bronzed finish throughout. This was made for veterans from the DC area. The front shows winged Victory standing atop a globe with the capital building in the background. On the arms of the cross are 1917 and 1919 which represent the span of American involvement in that particular mess. Original ribbon and pin. Reverse reads "Presented by the citizens of the District of Columbia February 1919". The bottom of the reverse shows the man...
Italian insignia sure is pretty. Perhaps it is a good thing it didn't inspire better performance. Good looking shoulder Board.
Nicely made tinnie which looks to be for 1915 Christmas celebration. It is only about 1 1/4 inch tall but nice and solid with an interesting back catch. Front has stippled background and nicely silvered raised details. Really a nice piece.
Another nice SA Brigade tinnie. This one is for Brigade 94 in Linz. 1939 Wehrwettkampfe. Nice tinnie.
Very nice tinnie for SA Gruppe Hansa. dated 1938.
Sportfest 1933 Nurnberg SA Brigade Mfr. Very cool tinnie from an early, important sporting event in Nuremberg which was obviously a place important to the regime. Mfr should stand for Mittel Franken. Scarce tinnie but I have seen larger awards of the same design.
Superb First Class Iron Cross. This is a 900 marked three piece award. Probably the best I've ever had. Some very light wear to the front but nothing that one wouldn't expect on a real piece. Stabilizing spike is on the upper reverse. No damage found. please see images for condition; It is nice.
Lightweight paper NSFK tinnie. I would call this stiff paper and not even cardboard. Whatever the event was that these were given out at there is a good chance this is the only one left. Really a neat item if you like different varieties of tinnies.
Very cool photo of Russian infantry boarding tanks for an assault on German positions. This is an AP press photo with full AP credits. Interesting as caption notes the photo was "radioed from Moscow to New York Dec. 13" of 1942. The caption slip is attached to the photo on the reverse.
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.
This is a very interesting item. Armband for the Japanese army press corps. The markings on the reverse indicate that this was related to the occupying force of the city the Japanese called "Ryujun". This Chinese city is known to us as Port Arthur and to the Chinese as Lushunkou. About 15x30cm. Very unique type item directly related to the occupying force of a historically significant city.
Relatively hard to find summer weight Luftwaffe M43 cap. Outside is very light denim type material and inside is herring bone. I suspect that this originally had a trapezoid but there are a million and one scenarios on how this might have been changed. The eagle and the cockade are real but the cockade does get covered by the strap. The manufacture marks are blurry but it looks like it says size 57. One snag on the inside lining (See photos) and the bill has the usual crack. I consider the crack...
This is a neat little document. Basically it is a supporting member booklet (Direct translation is Alliance partner ID Card). The stamps inside are given after donation is received to show the fellow was a contributing member. Nice that it specifies the group as Landesgruppe XIII Nordbayern., specifically the city of Coburg. Signed inside by the Orts-Kriesgruppenfuhrer. Also a nice, crisp and legible stamping with the same district identified. It is interesting the the first stamps of 1937-1938 ...
Nice gebirgsjager officer's edelweiss cap badge. Some oxidation to reverse. Pin assembly still works fine. Nice example.
Nice sterling Combat Infantry Badge. Posts are a little bent but not broken. WWII vintage.
Nice RZM 36/42 SS Belt Buckle. Shows moderate wear but really in strong condition with the wear showing in the usual rub spots. Markings do have wear and it may not show in attached images but the three does have the proper downward hook at the top. Nice, original, hard to find buckle.
Very nice bronze non-portable medal or medallion for WWI Victory. The front shows a brave Doughboy charging across a battlefield littered with barbed wire and a shell going off behind him. In the distance are manned trenches and defensive obstacles. The reverse reads "1917 FRANCE 1918" which represents the years of American involvement. Below is a map showing battlefields including Argonne, Verdun etc. Made by M. Lordonnois 1919. Very nice item.
Very nice bronze armored assault badge. Excellent condition with very minor wear to the higher raised surfaces. Very nice, honest badge.