Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

Superb - and just moderately used! - so-called: \

Superb - and just moderately used! - so-called: \

This is a very attractive - and I deem just moderately worn- ie. used! - example of a 'pre-war'-period so-called: 'Allgemeine-SS'-related armband (ie. 'Armbinde') showing a separately-applied swastika (ie. roundel) and having the (rarely seen!) machine-woven: 'Vom Reichsführer SS befohlene Ausführung - SS-RzM'- and/or: '156/35'-etikets in place and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. I deem just moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. These smooth-woolen-based armbands were 'standard-issue' for usage by the various Allgemeine-SS members and/or officials (and were intended to be worn on the various black-coloured attire) and were worn on the left upper-arm. This example - having a total size of 42 cms. - is approximately 12 cms. wide as more often encountered - is neatly constructed from bright-red-coloured wool and shows a neat (linnen-based- and typically interwoven!) 'roundel' that shows a black-coloured swastika in place. This swastika as well as both borders are executed from typical rib-cord linnen as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). This example is truly nicely made and does just show some minimal age ie. staining (and two tiny moth-holes) simply caused by decades of storage and/or moderate usage: it comes nicely sewn-together as found but comes a tiny bit loose on one end (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive - and truly rarely found! - 'Allgemeine-SS'-related item that is with certainty accordingly priced!

'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze'

'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze'

This is a truly superb, so-called: 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze' (or: bronze class sub-marine combat-clasp) being a clearly maker-marked- and/or minimally 'converse-shaped' specimen that is neatly marked on its back with the makers'-designation: 'Entw. Peekhaus Berlin - Ausf.Schwerin Berlin S.W.' and that comes in an overall very nice- (and I deem only moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat piece - which has a very detailed and/or pronounced appearance - is as stated a maker-marked specimen that is bearing the clearly present makers'-designation on its back that reads: 'Entw.Peekhaus Berlin - Ausf.Schwerin Berlin S.W.'. The 'Spange' (or: clasp) which is (as always) executed in bronze-toned, zinc-based metal (ie. 'Feinzink') is a bit converse-shaped and shows a neat flute-shaped- and/or copper-toned (ie. magnetic) specific pin (aka: 'gekehlter Nadel') and or typical catch: both which are of course present, unaltered and of course still fully functional. The clasp retains a fair bit of its original, fairly darker-coloured and/or bronze-toned finish and has never been cleaned nor polished. Simply a superb example of a 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze': it should be noted that original examples of this neat naval ie. 'U-Boote'-related award are nowadays getting very hard to get. I deem that I priced this attractive example according to its great and/or fully untouched condition: I have seen these sell for much more than my asking-price!

WH 'Ärmelabz. Sonderverband 287.o. 288'

WH 'Ärmelabz. Sonderverband 287.o. 288'

This is a truly rarely encountered and/or equally desirable WH (Heeres) 'BeVo'-woven armbadge that is known as: 'Ärmelabzeichen für Angehörige des Sonderverbandes 287 o. 288' and that comes in an overall very nice (and I deem virtually mint-/unissued-), condition. This special unit (ie. aka 'Sonderverband 288') was raised on July 1st 1941 in the town of Potsdam (near Berlin) and was composed of units from all over Germany. This unit simply named: '288' or: 'z.b.V. 288' was also known as: 'Combat Group Menton', after its commander. It originally contained elite-units from all branches of the German army: anti-tank men, mountain-troops, engineers and eventually three of the new 'StuG.III' assault-guns. There was also a company of so-called: 'Brandenburgers' (being special troops trained for special operations behind the enemy lines). These units were intended to prepare the way for the DAK as it flowed across the Nile and into the Middle East and on to India. Their most important component was a group of interpreters with their own printing presses. These men knew all the languages that would be needed, from Arabic and Persian dialects to Hindi, Urdi and Sanskrit. There was also a specialized group who had been trained to seize and rebuild the oil-fields of the region. When it became obvious that Rommel's rush to the Nile was not going to be succesful, the 288th (minus its interpreters and technicians) was sent to Africa as special reinforcement-troops. During the 'Gazala Line' battles, the '288th' saw action supporting the Italian 'Ariete' against the French forces defending the town of Bir Hacheim at the southern tip of the British defenses. They also participated in the El Alamein battles, and the last of their 'StuG.IIIs' was left behind for the British to contemplate. By October 31, the 'Sonderverband 288' was reorganized and renamed into the: 'Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment “Afrika”. The armbadge on offer here is nicely woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and is a truly beautiful example of this fantastic technique. The badge comes in a very nice- ie. virtually 'mint- ie. unissued' condition and comes as 'straightly cut-of the role' (it is NOT trimmed nor folded as can be seen on the pictures). The badge on offer here is naturally a 100% period- and/or genuine example for which I give a life-time garuantee (as always). Simply a truly attractive and rarely encountered WH (Heeres) armbadge!

DKiG ('20'-mm example by 'C.F. Zimmermann')

DKiG ('20'-mm example by 'C.F. Zimmermann')

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or just moderately used - example of a neatly maker- (ie. '20'-marked-) example of WH (Heeres, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe etc.) 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' (or DKiG ie. German Cross in gold) being a regular (ie. 'light'-weight) piece that was with certainty produced by the: 'C.F. Zimmermann'-company as based in the town of Pforzheim and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit used- ie. moderately worn-), condition. The piece has a (fully preserved and totally undamaged!) enamelled surface (ie. swastika-area) that just shows some minimal wear and/or minimal scratches (something that can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some moderate age ie. wear but is totally void of any (real) damage. It shows a bright-golden-toned (ie. metal-based) wreath as to be expected. The award shows an attractive silver-coloured age-patina (it has not been cleaned and is still a bit dirty ie. stained) and retains all its four (fully unaltered) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '20' in place (present on the back of the flute-shaped pin) and comes as expected on its fully functional (and equally unaltered!) catch- ie. pin-set-up in place. Simply a very attractive - and naturally 100% genuine! - example of a high-class award - only second in grade to a Knights Cross or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes'! - that is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning regular-weight, 'Zimmermann'-example that will be hard to be upgraded!

HJ-shoulderboards: 'HJ-Hauptbannführer'

HJ-shoulderboards: 'HJ-Hauptbannführer'

This is a very attractive - fully matching and actually extremely rarely found! - neatly silver-piped, HJ-officers'-pattern shoulderboards (ie. 'Schulterstücke für Offiziere der Hitler-Jugend') as was specifically intended for - and clearly used by! - an youth-officer holding the high-rank of: 'HJ-Hauptbannführer' (being a rank comparable to a full colonel or: 'Oberst') and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The boards - which are executed in (typical) black-coloured wool having a silver-toned- and/or neatly hand-embroidered (double) 'oak-leave'-device and bright-silver-coloured- (and typical 'twisted') piping attached - come without tongue as found and/or most certainly worn (the pair was most certainly worn as a pair of the 'sew-in-pattern' and was carefully tunic- ie. shirt-removed). One of the pieces shows a period-attached, so-called: 'RzM'-etiket (something that more often but not always observed). The boards shows some regular age and/or wear and measure approximately 11 cms. in length each as usually encountered. As stated above, do both boards show a double 'oak-leave'-device and an (aluminium-based, smaller-sized) pip each attached denoting that the pair was specifically intended for the unusually seen (high-placed!) officers'-rank of a: 'HJ-Hauptbannführer'. It should be noted that these high-ranked HJ-officers-type shoulderboard-pair are very rarely encountered: I know only of a few such pairs that are firmly stored in collections. Simply a very attractive - and most certainly very rarely encountered! - youth-related, officers'-pattern shoulderboard-pair that is - I deem - priced according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

'Abzeichen für Wehrwirtschaftsführer'

'Abzeichen für Wehrwirtschaftsführer'

This is a very attractive - and with certainty very rarely encountered! - bright-golden toned (ie. 'feuervergoldetes') so-called: 'Abzeichen für Wehrwirtschaftsführer' (or: economic-leaders-badge) being a (typical) non-maker-marked example that is executed in light-weight, aluminium-based metal (ie. 'Cupal') and that comes in an overall very nicely preserved and I deem just minimally worn, condition. The (limited number) of awardees of these decorative TR-award (ie. callled: 'Wehrwirtschaftsführer' aka: 'WeWiFü') were executives of companies or large factories called 'rüstungswichtiger Betrieb' (or: companies important for the production of war-material). These 'Wehrwirtschaftsführer' were appointed, starting 1935, by the 'Wehrwirtschafts- und Rüstungsamt' (department for implementing the policy of directing the nation's economic activity towards preparation for and support of the war effort, including armaments) being a part of the: 'Oberkommando der Wehrmacht' (ie. 'OKW'), that was pushing the build-up of arms for the greater 'Deutsche Wehrmacht'. The purpose of the appointment was to bind them to the Wehrmacht and to give them a quasi-military status. After 1938, the Reichs Ministry of Economics appointed the 'Wehrwirtschaftsführer' whereas from 1940 onwards, this honorary-title was given more and more also to leading-employees in companies not belonging to the armament-branch, this also to demonstrate that those companies were contributing to the overall wartime-economy. The award on offer here is a a (typical) non-maker-marked example that is executed in light-weight, aluminium-based metal (ie. 'Cupal') that trully retains almost all of its (bright-golden-toned- ie. truly frosted) finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The badge comes naturally mounted onto its fully functional (and totally unaltered!) pin- ie. pin/catch set-up (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very nice occasion to acquire a superb example of this with certainty rarely encountered 'Abzeichen für Wehrwirtschaftsführer': I deem that I have priced this wonderfully preserved and untouched example accordingly!

WH (LW) 'Fallschirmjäger'-winter-type gloves

WH (LW) 'Fallschirmjäger'-winter-type gloves

This is an awesome - and truly scarcely encountered! - fully matching and regular-sized! - pair of chocolate-brown-coloured so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) 'Fallschirmjäger'-winter-type gloves (or: 'Fallschirmspringer-Winterhandshuhe') and that comes in an overall very nice- (and - I deem - only minimal used- ie. worn-) condition. The pair comes as stated above in an overall very nice, albeit minimal used condition and shows honest ie. just minimal wear: both pieces show NO damage whatsoever. The very smooth (and truly high-quality!) fine-grain-type leather is completely souple and the pair is naturally fully functional (the pair has most certainly never been oiled nor greased or alike). These are the winter-type (ie. fur-lined) gloves having a lining of real fur and having the larger, elastic 'machettes' and three (elastic, integrated) 'bands' (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair is of a quite early (and truly high-quality) production and both pieces do show an identical (black-inked) makers- ie. date-stamp that simply reads: 'R. Ehekirchen - 1942': next to this they also show a size-stamp that reads: '10' (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair shows some (opened) stitching on both the manchettes (something that I have seen before and that was done in order for more easier wear). It should be mentioned that this is a fine - and naturally 100% original! - pair of fairly early-pattern, 'FJ'-gloves that would look awesome if added to any 'Fallschirmjäger' mannequin- (or equipment-) set-up. Simply a very nice and desirable piece of FJ equipment that is accordingly priced!

BeVo-arm-patch 'Sonderverbandes 287 o. 288'

BeVo-arm-patch 'Sonderverbandes 287 o. 288'

This is a truly rarely encountered and/or equally desirable WH (Heeres) 'BeVo'-woven armbadge that is known as: 'Ärmelabzeichen für Angehörige des Sonderverbandes 287 o. 288' and that comes in an overall very nice (and I deem virtually mint-/unissued-), condition. This special unit (ie. aka 'Sonderverband 288') was raised on July 1st 1941 in the town of Potsdam (near Berlin) and was composed of units from all over Germany. This unit simply named: '288' or: 'z.b.V. 288' was also known as: 'Combat Group Menton', after its commander. It originally contained elite-units from all branches of the German army: anti-tank men, mountain-troops, engineers and eventually three of the new 'StuG.III' assault-guns. There was also a company of so-called: 'Brandenburgers' (being special troops trained for special operations behind the enemy lines). These units were intended to prepare the way for the DAK as it flowed across the Nile and into the Middle East and on to India. Their most important component was a group of interpreters with their own printing presses. These men knew all the languages that would be needed, from Arabic and Persian dialects to Hindi, Urdi and Sanskrit. There was also a specialized group who had been trained to seize and rebuild the oil-fields of the region. When it became obvious that Rommel's rush to the Nile was not going to be succesful, the 288th (minus its interpreters and technicians) was sent to Africa as special reinforcement-troops. During the 'Gazala Line' battles, the '288th' saw action supporting the Italian 'Ariete' against the French forces defending the town of Bir Hacheim at the southern tip of the British defenses. They also participated in the El Alamein battles, and the last of their 'StuG.IIIs' was left behind for the British to contemplate. By October 31, the 'Sonderverband 288' was reorganized and renamed into the: 'Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment “Afrika”. The armbadge on offer here is nicely woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and is a truly beautiful example of this fantastic technique. The badge comes in a very nice- ie. virtually 'mint- ie. unissued' condition and comes as 'straightly cut-of the role' (it is NOT trimmed nor folded as can be seen on the pictures). The badge on offer here is naturally a 100% period- and/or genuine example for which I give a life-time garuantee (as always). Simply a truly attractive and rarely encountered WH (Heeres) armbadge!

Schirmmütze: 'Panzer-Panzerjäger-Truppen'

Schirmmütze: 'Panzer-Panzerjäger-Truppen'

This is a very attractive - and just minimally used- and/or worn! - example of a WH (Heeres) bright-pink-piped, enlisted-mens- (ie. NCO-) type visor-cap (ie. 'Schirmmütze für Mannschaften u. Unteroffiziere der Panzer- o. Panzerjäger-Truppen') that comes in a wonderful- (and totally untouched!-), condition. The visor-cap is executed in 'Extra Qualität'-type, field-grey-coloured, 'Heeres'-pattern woolen-based wool and truly shows no damage whatsoever (as can be seen on the pictures). The cap is void of a makers'-designation but does retain its (fully undamaged- and typical 'Mica' based) so-called: 'Raute'-shaped 'inner-pouch' (ie. 'Hülle'). The piece retains its (fully preserved and undamaged) light-brown-coloured sweat-band in place that shows the imprinted designation: 'Stirndrück Frei - Deutsches Reichspatent' (as can be seen on the pictures). The visor-cap came with a (matching and 'frosted'-silver-toned- ie. 'Buntmetall'-based set) of cap-insignia period-attached and shows a leather-based 'Sturmriemen' in place as to be expected. The cap is a regular-sized example and (I deem) measures 58 cms. (which is a size that would easily fit a mannequins'-head as can be seen on the pictures). The cap shows the neat, typical golden-yellowish-coloured lining (which is standard for these caps). This interesting visor-cap - which originates from a private-household in Germany and that was never before part of a collection - shows only minimal, wear, age and/or staining (I deem just caused by decades of storage and/or minimal wear) but truly retains all its woolen-based 'nap': it is fully untouched. Simply a very attractive - and naturally 100% genuine! - period example of an (I deem) early- ie. mid-war-period- and/or: 'standard-pattern' 'Schirmmütze für Mannschaften u. Unteroffiziere der Panzer- o. Panzerjäger-Truppen' and that is very hard (ie. impossible) to be upgraded!

'BeVo'-type armshield 'Terek'

'BeVo'-type armshield 'Terek'

This particular armshield - being of the second pattern and showing a black-, green- and bright-red-coloured shield-shaped design with above the (German language) text: 'Terek' - is neatly woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and comes as 'being straightly cut from the roll'. These attractive - and naturally 100% original! - 'official' cossack-related arm-shields as executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. by German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'!) can be easily considered 'rare'. I deem that I have priced this ('virtually mint- ie. unissued'-) example according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Ez 25'

'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Ez 25'

This is a truly attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered albeit moderately used ie. worn - example of an: 'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Einsatzzahl 25' (or: numbered General Assault Badge ie. GAB as was awarded for participation in 25 combat-actions ie. 'Sturmtage') being a neatly maker- (ie. 'RK'- or: 'Rudolf Karneth'-) marked specimen as was (typically) executed in zinc-based- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based metal and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit I deem moderately used and/or worn-), condition. The attractive award retains most of its silver-toned (and minimally 'frosted'-) finish but was I deem truly used ie. worn as such and has maintained a very nice age-patina and comes naturally mounted onto its functional and unaltered (flute-shaped) pin (which is mounted on a typical 'crimped'-mounting as is always the case with badges by this maker). The piece is very detailed and pronounced and has a clear silverish (and as stated neatly somewhat 'frosted') appearance: the award has been moderately used and shows some wear on the obvious higher areas: it is moreover a tiny bit dirty but was I deem never cleaned nor polished and does still show great pronounced detail. Of course are all 4 rivets in a pristine and totally non-altered condition (as can be seen on the pictures). By all means is this a typical piece without showing any defaults that was produced by - and can be attributed to - the: 'Rudolf A. Karneth u. Söhne'-company based in the town of Gablonz. Of course comes this piece with a life-time garuantee on its originality (as always). Simply a stunning and very rarely found piece that is priced according to its rarity and/or desirability: only the second such high-class combat-award I ever had on offer!

'SS-Ehrenwinkel für Altgediente Kämpfer'

'SS-Ehrenwinkel für Altgediente Kämpfer'

This is a very attractive - and actually truly scarcely encountered! - piece of SS (ie. 'Allgemeine o. Waffen-SS') arm-insignia being an 'SS', so-called: 'Ehrenwinkel für Altgediente Kämpfer o. Angehörigen der SS' (or: honorary-chevron for old campaigners) that still retains it (period-attached!) RzM-etiket and that comes in an overall very nice- (probably issued- albeit simply never used- nor worn- ie. tunic-attached-), condition. These chevrons - which were worn on the upper left arm - were worn by SS-members who had joined the SS-organisation prior to 1 January 1933. The example of offer here comes in a truly mint condition (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is constructed of a triangular-shaped piece of specific, silver-toned 'braid' showing two black-coloured 'outer-stripes' as to be expected. Simply a very nice and - truly scarcely encountered! - piece of SS/SD cloth-insignia: only the first such neat - and most certainly unusally - ie. rarely! - encountered SS-item I ever had on offer!

Waffen-SS cuff-title "Danmark"

Waffen-SS cuff-title "Danmark"

This is a truly very attractive - extremely rarely found and naturally 100% original! - Waffen-SS-related, 1944-pattern cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') as executed in typical so-called: 'semi-BeVo'-weave-pattern depicting the machine-woven text (ie. 'Latin-script') in bluish-grey-coloured linnen as was intended for usage by a member who served within the: 'SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 24' “Danmark“ (part of the 11. SS-Frw.-Pz.-Gren.-Division “Nordland”) and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. - I deem - minimally used- ie. presumably carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The full-length cuff-title (that measures approx. 47 cms. in length) has the typical 'semi-BeVo-styled' reverse-backing and shows all details of an original, period specimen. This cuff-title is a 100% text-book- (and as stated above) original example that originates from a US-veteran who 'liberated' this piece in 1945. The piece shows some truly minimal staining and age (and is somewhat wrinkled) and was as stated above only minimally worn: it does show some minimal damaged areas caused by having been tunic-removed (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a great opportunity to acquire a very attractive and actually extremely rarely encountered, Waffen-SS 'semi-BeVo'-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

Collar-tabs 'SA-Gruppe Oder o. Südmark'

Collar-tabs 'SA-Gruppe Oder o. Südmark'

The truly attractive 'Kragenspiegelsatz' - which is constructed from the typical bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured- and/or very 'smooth-type' (ie. 'moleskin'-like-) wool and having the bright-silver-toned- and neatly hand-embroidered 'rank-insignia' ie. oakleaves - comes in an excellent condition overall and is hard to be upgraded: the pair was with certainty worn ie. once tunic-removed and came as recently found (as can be seen on the pictures). The neat collar-tabs - which are as stated above neatly hand-embroidered in silver-coloured- and truly very shiny 'braid' - show a double-pair of oakleaves denoting the rank of an: 'SA-Oberführer' who served within the: 'SA-Gruppe Oder o. Südmark' (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair - which is executed in the so-called: 'Extra Qualität' - retains almost all woolen nap but shows some minimal usage- and/or wear-marks. Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that this pair is of the rarely seen 'screw-on'-pattern: the pair retains all its 8 (functional!) copper-toned screws and/or (often missing!) 'backing-plates' in place (as can be seen on the pictures). Moreover, does one of the tabs still shows it period-attached 'RzM'-etiket. It should naturally be noted that all SA (ie. 'Sturmabteilungen') general-officers'-type collar-tabs can easily be graded 'very rare': even more so when they come as a fully matching pair of the 'screw-on'-pattern as the pair on offer here. Simply a superb collar-tab pair that is priced according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

'Flieger-Splitterschutzbrille' (Type A)

'Flieger-Splitterschutzbrille' (Type A)

This is an attractive - and in this fully untouched and complete condition rarely found! - example of WH (Luftwaffe) pilots'-flight-goggles (ie.: 'Flieger-Splitterschutzbrillen mit Ultrasin-Gläsern (Type: A) - Fl 30550' that comes stored in its period metal-based etui (ie. container) that still retains its (often missing!) carton-based 'inlay' as issued and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit clearly issued ie. used-), condition. The piece - which is of the second-pattern having a movable 'nose-bridge' - comes with its natural-coloured ('Ultrasin'-based) glasses as more often seen. The piece - which shows a clearly visible makers'-designation of the company: 'Nitsche & Günther' stamped into its back as can be seen on photo 3 - is totally void of any real damage or alike and comes mounted onto its period- (still elastic thus fully functional!) greenish-toned 'strap'. The pair came stored in its period, metal-based etui (ie. container) that shows the impressed text as mentioned above and that unusualy still holds its carton-based, protective 'inlay' (that shows a pencilled name of the user: a certain 'Uffz.-Anwärter' named: 'A.Gebhardt' or alike). Simply a very nice - and untouched! - example of a desirable and/or rarely seen LW 'pilots'-personal-equipment-item that is nicely preserved: I deem that I priced this neat WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flieger-Splitterschutzbrillen' accordingly!

'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull ('M1/52')

'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull ('M1/52')

This is a very attractive - and nowadays rarely encountered! - 'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull (ie. 'Totenkopf für Schirmmütze') being a detailed- and/or clearly maker- (ie. 'RzM M1/52'-) marked example as was executed in silver-coloured metal (ie. 'Buntmetall') and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. This example is neatly maker-marked: 'RzM M1/52' on its back and is thus a piece that was produced by the company: 'Deschler u. Söhne' based in München and is naturally a piece of unquestionable originality. The detailed - and pronounced! - cap-skull was most certainly once worn and/or cap-attached - is only moderately used and has an almost fully preserved silver-coloured surface that still shows excellent detail: it just shows some minimal age- and/or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece comes naturally mounted onto both its (period-attached- and/or never altered- nor damaged) prongs and can as such easily be re-mounted onto a visor-cap. Simply a very attractive - and with certainty nowadays rarely encountered! - piece of genuine SS cap-insignia that is priced according to its rarity and/or desirability!

2-pieced WH (LW) general-officers'-grouping

2-pieced WH (LW) general-officers'-grouping

This is a truly very attractive - and actually rarely encountered! - two-pieced WH (Luftwaffe) general-officers'-type insignia-grouping comprising of a single shoulderboard (ie. 'Schulterstück') and dito collar-tab (ie. 'Kragenspiegel') as was intended for - and with certainty used by! - a general-officer with the rank of: 'Generalleutnant der Luftwaffe', both pieces coming in an overall very nice (ie. only slightly used- and/or IMO tunic-removed-), condition. The neat shoulderboard - which shows an 'upperdeck' that is executed in golden- and/or silver-coloured thread (ie. 'braid') and that measures approx. 9,7 cms. in length - is mounted on a white-coloured- and/or: 'smooth'-woolen-based underground as to be expected: the board comes mounted on its (typical) smaller-sized tongue (as can be seen on the pictures). It shows a single-pieced- (and as to be expected silver-toned- and/or large-sized-) pip attached and was thus intended for a general-officer with the rank of: 'Generalleutnant'. The collar-tab is equally nicely constructed and is mounted on a white-coloured- and also 'smooth'-woolen-based underground (and having a beige-coloured- and 'buckram'-based backing). It shows the oakleaves- and gulls executed in golden-toned braid and also shows an inked makers-logo on its back (that reads: 'E&K - 70' or alike as can be seen on the pictures. Both insignia-pieces have truly extraordinary detail and are both great examples of the employed craftmenship of the days. Both pieces are a tiny bit tarnished- ie. stained (simply caused by years of storage ie. moderate wear). The pieces originate from a private household and were never before in a collection: they were found together and were with certainty worn as such. Simply a very attractive and/or truly detailed WH (Luftwaffe) general-officers'-type-, 2-pieced insignia-grouping: too bad that they are only single examples!

WH (KM) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen'

WH (KM) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen'

The truly very attractive - and actually very rarely seen! - WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen' (or: auxiliary-cruiser war-badge) being a luxuriously executed- and (as always) non-maker-marked- and/or: 'Buntmetall'-based example as was produced by the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'C.E. Juncker' and that comes in a wonderful and I deem issued abeit never worn- and/or 'virtually mint', condition. The piece has a neatly bright-golden-coloured wreath and shows a seperately attached globe (which is executed in silver-toned- and/or: also 'Buntmetall' based metal and that shows a fully intact rivet). The award comes naturally mounted onto its fully functional and/or flute-shaped pin (which is of course fully functional) and has a totally unaltered (and period) catch. The badge is most certainly never cleaned and retains all of its golden- ie. silver-toned finish (ie. it is neatly so-called: 'Feuervergoldet'). It only shows some minimal tarnish (it has with certainty never been cleaned nor polished though). It is - as stated above - a non-maker-marked example that is unmistaken a quality-procuded piece that can with certainy be attributed to the maker (ie. 'Hersteller') named: 'C.E. Juncker' based in the town of Berlin. Simply a very attractive WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen' that is priced according to its comparative rarity and/or unmistaken desirability!

Chocolate-brown-coloured P08-holster

Chocolate-brown-coloured P08-holster

This is a truly attractive example of a chocolate-brown-coloured- and/or naturally genuine leather-based, so-called: 'P08'-hard-shell holster being a clearly maker- (ie. 'F.R. Offermann & Söhne'-marked and/or: '40'-dated example that comes in a wonderful ie. hardly used, condition. The holster comes in a very fine condition overall and is naturally fully serviceable (all leather 'lashes' as well as the 'take-down-tool'-pouch on the inside are original to the piece and are not re-sewn nor replaced or alike). The piece has its full and/or undamaged (still white-coloured) stitching in place and can easily graded 'issued but hardly worn'. The makers'-designation is clearly stamped into the back and (as can be seen on the pictures). Next to this does the piece also show a clearly present 'WaA'- (ie. 'Waffenabnahme'-) stamp that reads: 'WaA727' (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is as stated above still 'completely hardened when handled' being a sign that it was not ie. never greased nor oiled whatsoever: moreover, has it never been cleaned nor polished and is still a bit dirty and stained as recently found. It should be noted that these nicely preserved (and chocolat-brown-coloured!) 'P08'-hard-shell holsters can easily be graded 'fairly scarce'!

Shoulderstraps: 'SS-Unterscharführer'

Shoulderstraps: 'SS-Unterscharführer'

This is a truly attractive - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO mid-war period-), white-piped, Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderstraps, as was intended for an: 'SS-Unterscharführer der Infanterie' (ie. infantry junior-sergeant) that comes in a very nice, albeit moderately used and/or worn, condition. The straps have the neat and very desirable (white-coloured) 'silk-like'-type piping, show the black-coloured 'upperdecks' and have the field-grey-woolen coloured underlays and have the 'standard-pattern', silverish-grey- (ie. somewhat yellow-toned) NCO-braid, attached. The set comes on its functional tongues attached and is approximately 11 cms. sized in length. The pair - which IMO originates from a private production - was IMO only slightly used: it shows some truly minimal wear and age. The set - which orignates from a private house-hold - comes in truly wonderful condition and simply cannot be upgraded. As most certainly known are all Waffen-SS, NCO-type straps to be considered rare and very hard to encounter: those matching pairs, piped in the white ('Infanterie') having attached tongues even more so! Simply an attractive and desirable pair of Waffen-SS infantry NCO-straps in a truly wonderful condition: only the second such rare and desirable set I had on offer for some time!

Drivers-patch: 'Brigade Rex Vollante'

Drivers-patch: 'Brigade Rex Vollante'

This is a very attractive - and with certainty very rarely seen! - felt-woolen-based and/or multi-coloured, Belgian collaborationists'-armbadge as was specifically intended for usage by a: 'Chauffeur du premier detachement du Brigade Rex Vollante' (or: truck-driver that belonged to the first unit that belonged to the Belgian, ie. Wallonian, collaborationists'-organisation called: 'Brigade Rex Vollante') and that comes in a wonderful- (I deem issued albeit never used- nor even tunic-attached-), condition. There were three of these so-called: detachments (ie. 'flying columns') that were based in the Belgian capital Brussels. The were established by the Rex-movement in the year 1942 as 'specific auxilliary transport-formations'. Each detachement had its own number that was stitched in white-coloured linnen onto a black-coloured so-called: 'burgundian cross'-symbol (being the symbol of the Wallonian, by Leon Degrelle lead, collaborationists 'Rex'-movement). The neat badge on offer here is quite large-sized and measures from corner to corner approximately 12,5 cms.: it shows a clearly present '1'-numeral and was as such intended for a volunteer that served within the first column (ie. 'premier detachement'). These neat (arm)badges were worn on the right under-arm of the (typical) darker-blue-coloured 'Rex'-uniforms ie. tunics. It should be noted that this is a very rare badge that has been described in several publications, however, has only been shown as a drawing ie. illustration. This is just the first - and most likely only! - Belgian collaborationists 'Brigade Rex Vollante'-armbadge I ever had on offer: I deem that I have priced it according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

Cuff-title: SS-Pz-Gren-Rgt.'Theodor Eicke'

Cuff-title: SS-Pz-Gren-Rgt.'Theodor Eicke'

This is a very attractive - and naturally 100% original! - Waffen-SS-related, 1943/44-pattern cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') depicting the machine-woven text (ie. Latin-script) 'Theodor Eicke' in silver-grey linnen, as was intended for usage by a member who served within the: SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 'Theodor Eicke' (part of the: '3. SS-Panzer-Division “Totenkopf”) and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. I deem only minimally used- ie. once tunic-attached-), condition. The full-length cuff-title (that measures approx. 47 cms. in length) has the typical 'salt and pepper'-styled reverse-backing and shows all details of an original, period specimen. This band was with certainty produced by the 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher' (ie. 'BeVo') in Wuppertal and does show the interwoven company-name on one of the ends as can be seen on the pictures (something that is more often but not always the case). This cuff-title is a 100% text-book- (and as stated above) original example that originates from a US-veteran who 'liberated' this piece in 1945. The piece shows some truly minimal staining, wear and age (and is somewhat 'wrinkled') but was never shortened (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a great opportunity to acquire a very attractive and actually scarcely encountered, Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-type EM-/NCO-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

WH (LW) 'Beobachter-Abzeichen' by PM

WH (LW) 'Beobachter-Abzeichen' by PM

The (I deem) fairly early- (ie. pre-) war-period- and/or very detailed war-badge (ie. 'LW-Beobachter-Abzeichen' or: observers-war-badge) has only moderately been worn and comes naturally mounted on its fully functional (and fully unaltered!) pin- and/or functional catch (ie. typical catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-black-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached rivets as is clearly visible on the back). The badge truly retains most of its period finish but does show a minimally tarnished- (ie. typical 'Buntmetall'- ie. 'Tombak'-like-) age-patina as is more often encountered on these high-quality produced war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-designation on its back and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller') named: 'Paul Meybauer' as based in the town of Berlin: the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a badge by this particular maker. The piece - which is I deem of the second pattern - is still somewhat stained ie. dirty but has never been cleaned nor polished: the bright silver-coloured wreath and/or somewhat bluish-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance. The award came stored in its (equally scarcely seen!) blue-coloured etui that shows the (early-pattern, fully preserved and/or golden-toned) text that reads: 'Luftwaffen Beobachter' on its top (as can be seen on the pictures). This etui is equally nicely preserved and comes in a complete and/or fully functional condition: it shows a fully preserved (darker-blue-coloured- and velvet-like) inner-section. The set - which was always together - originates from a private household in Germany and was truly never before in collectors'-hands. These attractive and early-war-period: 'Beobachter-Abzeichen'-sets can easily be graded: 'fairly scarce' and come not that often for sale. I deem that this wonderful example is accordingly priced!

'Allg. SturmAbz. mit Einsatzzahl 25'

'Allg. SturmAbz. mit Einsatzzahl 25'

This is a truly attractive - and very rarely encountered, albeit moderately used ie. worn - example of an: 'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Einsatzzahl 25' (or: numbered General Assault Badge ie. GAB as was awarded for participation in 25 combat-actions ie. 'Sturmtage') being a neatly maker- (ie. 'RK'- or: 'Rudolf Karneth'-) marked specimen, as was executed in zinc-based- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based metal and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit I deem moderately used and/or worn-), condition. The attractive award retains a fair bit of its quite shiny (ie. minimally 'frosted'-) greyish-silver-coloured finish but was I deem truly used ie. worn as such and has maintained a nice age-patina and comes naturally mounted onto its functional and unaltered (flute-shaped) pin (which is mounted on a typical 'crimped' mounting as is always the case with badges by this maker). The piece is very detailed and pronounced and has a clear silverish (and as stated neatly 'frosted') appearance: the award has been moderately used and shows some wear on the obvious higher areas: it is moreover a tiny bit dirty but was I deem never cleaned nor polished and does still show great pronounced detail. Of course are all 4 rivets in a pristine and non-altered condition (as can be seen on the pictures). By all means a typical piece without showing any defaults that was produced by - and can be attributed to - the: 'Rudolf A. Karneth u. Söhne'-company based in the town of Gablonz. Of course comes this piece with a life-time garuantee on its originality (as always). Simply a stunning and rarely found piece that is priced according to its rarity and/or desirability: only the second such high-class award I ever had on offer!

M44-pattern shoulderstraps 'Uffz. der Pz-Truppen

M44-pattern shoulderstraps 'Uffz. der Pz-Truppen

This is a very attractive - fully matching and actually rarely encountered! - so-called: 'M44'-pattern, simplified WH (Heeres) NCO-type, 'Panzer'-shoulderstraps (as was specifically intended for usage on the black-coloured, 'wrap-around'-tunics) as was piped in the bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for usage by an: 'Unteroffizier der Panzer-Truppen' (or: junior-sergeant and tank-crew member who served within the 'Panzer'-troops) and that comes in a clearly issued- albeit only minimally used- and/or worn-, condition. The shoulderstraps - which measure approximately 11 cms. in length each as more often seen - are constructed from black-coloured wool and have the neat, 'silk-like'-type piping attached (as is more encountered with these later-war-period shoulderstraps) and are constructed following the typical '1944 cloth-minimising production-manner', using different shades of wool and/or material (as can be seen on the pictures). The straps come naturally mounted on their functional tongues and show the bright-silver-coloured (standard-pattern) NCO-braid attached. It should be noted that all NCO-type 'Panzer'-shoulderstraps are actually quite hard to find and can easily be graded 'rare' (even more so when they come in the rarely seen 'M44'-pattern as this pair on offer). Simply a very attractive - and/or fully 'text-book', M44-pattern NCO-type 'Panzer'-pair as was specifically intended for usage on the black-coloured, 'wrap-around'-tunics!

BeVo-woven arm-shield: 'Sibir Cossacks'

BeVo-woven arm-shield: 'Sibir Cossacks'

These particular - and extremely rarely found! - colourful 'Kozakken-related armshields - showing a blue- and bright-yellow coloured- and shield-shaped background - depict the bright-yellow-coloured lettering 'NCB' (which is Cyrilic abbreviation for 'PSV') and were as such specifically intended for a volunteer ie. cossack who served within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' ie. within the 'Sibir Cossacks'. The - extremely rarely seen! - example on offer here is neatly woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and comes as clearly used and/or recently found: it has been nicely pre-folded and/or minimally trimmed and was clearly used- ie. once tunic-attached: it was carefully tunic-removed and does still show some minimal wear, age and/or staining. These - original - 'official' arm-shields as executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo') can be easily considered 'extremely rare': even more so when they are truly used- and worn as the example on offer here. In 40 years of collecting I have only found a single other example (which is firmly part of my personal collection). I deem that I have priced this moderately used- and/or truly worn example according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

WH (Luftwaffe) breast-eagle (for FJ-usage)

WH (Luftwaffe) breast-eagle (for FJ-usage)

This is a very attractive - and desirable and/or truly rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) breasteagle (ie. 'Brustadler') being of the pattern as was specifically intended for usage on the (camouflaged-) paratrooper-jumpsmocks (ie. 'Fallschirmjäger-Sonderbekleidung' ie. 'Knochensäcke') and that comes in overall very nice- (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The eagle is neatly machine-embroidered in greyish-coloured- (and/or linnen-based-) thread and was executed on a typical 'thin-shaped'-, greenish-coloured and also linnen-based background: moreover, does it show the typical 'fortified' border (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece comes - as stated above - in a very nice and/or 'virtually mint- ie. unissued' condition and simply cannot be upgraded (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is just a tiny bit stained (simply caused by years of storage only) but has maintained very nice detail overall. These attractive WH (Luftwaffe) breast-eagles, as were specifically intended for usage on the (camouflaged-) paratrooper-jumpsmocks (ie. 'FJ-Knochensäcke') are almost never offered for sale and can easily be graded ' rare': this is only the second such 'green-coloured' example I ever had on offer!

Waffen-SS 'volunteer' arm-shield

Waffen-SS 'volunteer' arm-shield

This is a truly very attractive - and very rarely encountered! - example of a (presumably) Dutch-produced example of an early-pattern- ('pointed styled') Waffen-SS 'volunteer' arm-shield (ie. 'Ärmelschild') as was intended for usage by the Waffen-SS soldiers of the: 'Frw. Legion ''Niederlande'' (and that was worn throughout the war) depicting the: 'orange/blue/white'-colours (ie. early-type Dutch national flag) and that comes in a very nice- (and/or surely issued- ie. worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The shield is (I deem) of the early (1941/1942-period-) type and was as stated clearly worn and/or once tunic-attached (as can be seen on the pictures). I have various, similar examples in my own personal collection. It should be noted that these early-pattern- (ie. 'pointed styled') can be easily considered 'very rare': this is one of the very few such desirable examples I ever had on offer. Simply a nice occasion to acquire a 100% guaranteed original, Dutch-related, early-pattern volunteer-armshield: I deem that I have priced this rarely seen - and truly worn! - Waffen-SS 'volunteer' arm-shield according to its rarity and/or desirability!

Armband: 'Reichsautozug Deutschland'

Armband: 'Reichsautozug Deutschland'

This is a very attractive - and even possibly unique! - specimen of the with certainty rarely encountered armband (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') depicting the interwoven text: 'Reichsautozug Deutschland' as executed in 'BeVo-weave' pattern as was specifically intended for members within the 'N.S.D.A.P. Reichsautozug' (or: 'RaZ') and that comes in an overall nice- (ie. clearly worn- and/or once tunic- ie. shirt-attached-), condition. This particular organisation the 'N.S.D.A.P. Reichsautozug' (or: 'RaZ') was likely the smallest party-related formation within the Third Reich. Although it was a formation that was infact more related to the SA ('Sturmabteilungen') it was attached to the N.S.D.A.P. head-quarters based in Münich. It most likely never numbered more than 200 members. This organisation was in charge 'of furnishing and setting-up all that was necessary to handle a large-scale party rally'. Their responsibilities included setting-up and maintaining audio systems, seating, shelter and housing, field kitchens and/or latrines. The armband (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') on offer here is a clearly used example (that measures: 42 x 4,5 cms.) that shows the (neatly woven) text: 'Reichsautozug Deutschland' on a darker-greyish background: next to this has it reddish/white-coloured (ie. 'checkered') borders (as can be seen on the pictures). The band was clearly used- and/once tunic- ie. (shirt-) attached and comes 'stitched-together'. It shows some minimal age and/or wear and shows a period (manually stitched) repair on its back (as can be seen on the pictures). This is the just the first such - and possibly only! - rare 'Raz-Ärmelstreifen' I ever have encountered. Simply a very nice and rare N.S.D.A.P.-related insignia-piece that is priced according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Silber'

'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Silber'

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - so-called: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schwerten in Silber' (or: Spanish cross in silver with swords) being a clearly maker- (ie. 'CEJ'-) marked and high-quality-produced(!) example that was produced by the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller') 'C.E. Juncker' based in Berlin and that comes stored in its period, darker-blue-coloured etui and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. The very attractive and truly very detailed award - which comes mounted onto its functional (silver-coloured- and typical 'flute-shaped'-) pin and/or (also typical) catch (-set-up) - is a highly-detailed, silver-coloured- and/or pronounced (and genuine silver-based-) specimen: next to the abovementioned 'CEJ'-marking does the piece also show a so-called: '900'-silver content-marking (as can be seen on the pictures). The award truly retains all of its silver-toned (ie. somewhat darkened- ie. tarnished) silver-toned finish and was (I deem) only moderately worn (the piece was most certainly never cleaned nor polished). Of interest is, moreover, that the four tiny (and very detailed!) eagle-devices are separately inserted into the cross (as to be expected). The piece came stored in its period, darker-blue-coloured - and rarely seen! - etui as issued and/or stored for decades. This etui is fully functional but does show some minimal age (I deem caused by having been handled over the years: it shows a clear imprint of the cross (that was most certainly always stored as such). I have seen similar examples sell for much more than my asking-price. Simply a very attractive example of this rarely encountered and/or very decorative award: I deem that I have priced it according to its unmistaken desirability and comparative rarity!

Ärmelraute für Offz. im SD o. Sicherheitsdienst

Ärmelraute für Offz. im SD o. Sicherheitsdienst

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty very rarely encountered! - so-called: 'SS/SD'-related officers'-pattern sleeve-diamond (ie.: 'Ärmelraute für Offiziere im SD o. Sicherheitsdienst') being a very detailed- and/or hand-embroidered example that has lost its 'RzM'-etiket over the years and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. I deem clearly used- and/or once tunic-attached-), condition. The piece - which was clearly used - is executed in bright-silver-coloured 'braid' as hand-embroidered on a black-coloured- and/or 'smooth-type'-wool as to be expected. The quality of the used hand-embroidery is simply stunning and pronounced (and is a fine example of the technique used in the days). The piece - which is neatly 'backed' with a piece of brownish-yellow-coloured- and buckram-based material - is void of a so-called: 'RzM'-etiket (some remains are, however, still present and visible as can be seen on the pictures). As stated above does the piece show some minimal damage: the right-side (left of the D-character) shows a small tear and comes somewhat 'loose': this is, however, hardly noticable. This particular example originates from a smaller 'SS/SD'-collection that I recently acquired. Simply a superb - and actually very rarely seen! - piece of 'SS/SD'-related cloth-insignia that will be very hard to be upgraded: I deem that I have priced this attractive and truly used example accordingly!

EK II. Kl. ('L/11') in LDO-type etui

EK II. Kl. ('L/11') in LDO-type etui

This is a truly very attractive - with certainty rarely found and/or hardly used - example of an: 'Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse' (or: Iron Cross 2nd class) being a neatly maker- (ie. 'L/11'-) marked example as was produced by the desirable maker: 'Wilhelm Deumer' and that comes stored in its typical, darker-blue-coloured- and/or luxuriously-styled 'LDO-type'-etui as issued and/or stored for decades and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. issued- but I deem hardly ever worn-), condition. The magnetic cross has a very attractive age-patina and retains truly great detail: the black-coloured core is totally void of any damage: the (somewhat 'matted'- ie. satin-like-) black-painted 'core' is truly nicely preserved without showing any damage nor wear (as can be seen in the pictures). The piece retains, moreover, a fair bit of its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (as can be seen on the pictures). The ring shows the clearly present maker- (ie. 'L/11'-) maker-designation as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross was produced by the desirable maker: 'Wilhelm Deumer' as based in the town of Lüdenscheid and came stored in its typical, darker-blue-coloured- and typical 'LDO-type', IC-second-class etui as issued and/or stored for decades: also, this etui comes in an overall nice condition and shows a yellows-beige-coloured- and/or velvet-based inner-section: it shows, moreover, the printed 'LDO'-designation in its lid (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive IC second-class-set by the: 'Wilhelm Deumer'-company that was never before in any collection and that is priced according to its unmistaked desirability and/or rarity!

LW 'Gruppen/Staffel-Abzeichen' - 7/JG 2

LW 'Gruppen/Staffel-Abzeichen' - 7/JG 2

This is a truly very rare - and almost never offered for sale! - so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) enamelled: 'Traditions-Mützen- o. Gruppen/Staffel-Abzeichen' (ie. 'Truppenabzeichen') as intended for - and worn by! - a member who served within the: '7. Staffel des Jagdgeschwaders 2 “Richthofen” (ie. '7/JG 2') (or air-force fighter-pilot and member within the 7th group ie. 'Staffel' within the famous fighter-squadron, numbered '2') and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit I deem moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The black-and-white enamelled badge (which has truly immaculate enamel without any damage!) depicts a (black) hand that is pushing a button on a white-coloured and/or silver-rimmed background. The neat badge - which has an approximate diameter of 2,3 cms. - is completely void of a makers'-designation (something that is not unusual for these rarely observed and privately-produced badges) and is I deem executed in neat, silver-coloured 'Buntmetall'. The - fairly small-sized badge, having as stated a diameter of approximately 2,3 cms. - comes as stated in a very nice condition and comes naturally mounted onto its functional, regular-sized pin-attachement. It shows some minimal age ie. wear but is as stated fully undamaged. The lapel-pin is also figured in the 'Heering-Hüsken' lapel-pin catalogue wherein it is given the unique number: '9904C'. Simply a very nice and truly rarely encountered LW item that belonged to a fighter-pilot that served within the: '7. Staffel des Jagdgeschwaders 2 “Richthofen” (ie. '7/JG 2')!

WH (Heeres) 'Sturmgeschütze'-insignia-set

WH (Heeres) 'Sturmgeschütze'-insignia-set

This is a truly very attractive - fully matching and/or actually rarely encountered! - 4-pieced 'Sturmgeschütze'-insignia-grouping comprising of a pair of WH (Heeres) NCO-type, so-called: M43-pattern shoulderstraps and dito 'Totenkopf'-collar-tabs (both piped in the typical bright-red- ie. 'hochroter'-coloured branchcolour) as was intended for - and with certainty worn by! - an: 'Unterwachtmeister o. Unteroffizier eines Sturm-Artillerie-Abteilungs o. Regiments' (or junior NCO who served within a motorised artillery unit) and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit clearly used-, worn- and/or: most certainly carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The truly attractive straps - which are approximately 10,5 cms. sized in length each as more often encountered - have the 'standard-type'- and/or typical field-grey-coloured- and/or woolen-based 'upperdecks' and show the neat bright-red- (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type branchcolour ie. piping, attached. The straps were only moderately used- and/or worn and do show some moderate staining and/or age simply caused by moderate wear and/or decades of storage (as can be seen on the pictures). The straps come naturally mounted onto their functional tongues and have the neat 'standard'-type- and/or silver-coloured- (ie. somewhat sub-dued-pattern-) 'Heeres'-type NCO-braid attached, denoting the NCOs'-rank of: 'Unterwachtmeister o. Unteroffizier eines Sturm-Artillerie-Abteilung o. Regiments'. Next to this the grouping includes a (truly rarely seen!) fully matching pair of bright-red-piped 'Totenkopf'-collar-tabs which are both showing the bright-red-coloured- and/or 'silk-like'-type piping and having a 'buckram'-based 'backing' attached (as can be seen on the pictures). Both tabs show a matching and aluminium-based pair of 'Totenkopfe' attached (which both have their copper-based pins in place). The pair shows some thread- and stitching-remains caused by having been carefully tunic-removed. This four-pieced grouping originates from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands: it can excellently be used to complete or restore a WH (Heeres) so-called: 'Sturmgeschütze'- (ie. wrap-around-) tunic. It should be mentioned that these 'Heeres'-type 'Sturmartillerie'-insignia-sets are actually very hard to come by and can easily be graded 'rare': simply a very attractive set that belonged to an: 'Unterwachtmeister eines Sturm-Artillerie-Abteilungs o. Regiments'!

Arm-eagle 'Wasserschutz-Polizei'

Arm-eagle 'Wasserschutz-Polizei'

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty very rarely encountered! - neatly hand-embroidered example of an officers'-type, so-called: 'Wasserschutz-Polizei'- (ie. water-police) arm-eagle as was worn on the various darker-blue-coloured 'Wasserschutz-Polizei'-tunics throughout the war and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit minimally used- and/or I deem clearly tunic-removed-), condition. The eagle - which truly shows great pronounced detail - is a fantastic example of the 'high-standard' of the hand-embroidery used in the period: the craftmanship is simply stunning and/or very pronounced (as can be seen in the pictures). The piece - which is hand-embroidered with various kinds of bright-golden-coloured 'braid' on a typical water-police darker-blue-coloured- and/or woolen-based background - is void of any 'backing' as is more often encountered but still shows its period inventory- (ie. price-) tag glued onto its back (as can be seen on the pictures). The eagle shows as stated some moderate wear and/or age and still shows some minimal stitching-remains (ie. holes) with which it was once tunic-attached. This fantastic arm-eagle originated from a larger cloth- ie. insignia-collection I recently acquired for the web-site. Simply a very attractive and most certainly very decorative 'Wasserschutz-Polizei'-related, officers'-pattern arm-eagle that is with certainty not that often offered for sale!

Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Feldgendarmerie'

Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Feldgendarmerie'

The truly very attractive - and with certainty very rarely found! - Waffen-SS, officers'-type shoulderboard-pair (ie. 'Schulterstücken für Führer der Waffen-SS') shows the neat bright-orange- (ie. 'orangeroter'-) coloured branchcolour and/or 'silk-like'-type piping attached: the straps are fully 'text-book' SS-boards in all facets and are truly very hard to be upgraded. The shoulderstraps - which each measure approx. 11 cms. sized in length as more often encountered - show the (typical) 'Waffen-SS'-styled-, black-coloured- and/or: woolen-based 'underlays': they come mounted onto their smaller-sized officers'-type tongues (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards - which originate from a private household in Germany where they were recently found -do show some moderate age, wear and/or staining simply caused by moderate wear and/or age. In any case is this a fully garuanteed, original Waffen-SS officers'-type shoulderboard-pair that comes in a moderately used ie. worn condition and that is consequently priced. The pair shows the silverish-grey-coloured (ie. somewhat 'sub-dued') upperdecks and shows four (regular-sized, neatly golden-bronze-toned and/or period-attached) pips attached denoting that they were used by an SS-officer with the rank of: 'Hauptsturmführer' (or: captain). It should be noted that these original, period, Waffen-SS-shoulderboard-pairs can easily be graded 'rare': even more so when they are piped in the rarely encountered, bright-orange-coloured- (ie. 'SS-Feldgendarmerie-Truppen'- or: SS-field-police-troops-related-) branchcolour. I deem that this very attractive pair is priced according to its obvious rarity and/or desirability!

Shoulderstraps 'Uffz. der Pz.Gren.Truppen'

Shoulderstraps 'Uffz. der Pz.Gren.Truppen'

This is a truly attractive - fully matching and with certainty rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres) 'tropical' NCO-type shoulderstraps as piped in the neat bright-green- (ie. 'hellgrüner'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and with certainty worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier der Panzer-Grenadier-Truppen' (or junior-sergeant who served within an infantry-related, rifle-regiment) and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which measure approximately 11,5 cms. in length each - have the neat bright-green- (ie. 'hellgrüner'-) coloured and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type piping attached and come mounted onto their functional tongues as issued and/or most certainly worn. The straps come in a fully 'text-book' condition and have the 'brownish-green'-coloured and/or linnen-based 'upperdecks'. The straps are 'backed' with field-grey-coloured wool, something that is more often encountered with genuine (I deem later- ie. mid-war-period) tropical shoulderstraps. The straps - which do show the golden-yellow-coloured, 'tropical'-type NCO-braid attached - are only moderately worn (they are just somewhat faded ie. slightly stained caused by regular usage and wear) and come in a truly great condition overall. They have never been cleaned and still show some dirt ie. staining as caused by years of storage and/or moderate wear. As most certainly known are most tropical shoulderstraps offered on todays' market copies: this is naturally a fine and 100% genuine, period pair for which I give a life-time garuantee (as always). Simply a superb - and as most certainly known truly rarely encountered! - tropical-pattern, 'Pz.-Grenadiere'-related NCO-type shoulderstrap-pair: one of the nicest pairs I had on offer for a long time!

WH (Heeres) 'M41'-pattern field-cap

WH (Heeres) 'M41'-pattern field-cap

This is a truly very attractive - and never used- nor worn! - example of a WH (Heeres), 'M41-pattern' (but I deem mid-war-produced!) tropical-issued field-cap (ie.: 'Tropen-Einheitsfeldmütze') being (ie. 'RFNr. 0/0384/0066'-) marked and 59 cms.-sized example that comes in a 'virtually mint- ie. unissued', condition. The field-cap - which is executed in 'regular'-type, greenish-tan-coloured linnen - has no damages whatsoever and is nicely maker-marked (with the clearly readable, blue-coloured ink-stamp that reads: 'RF Nr. 0/0384/0066' (as can be seen on the pictures). The mid-war-period field-cap is larger-sized and measures approximately 59 cms. (which is a size that would fit any mannequins'-head) and shows a tan-coloured- (ie. tropical-issued-) cap-eagle and dito cocarde, period-attached. Both insignia-pieces are executed in the 'BeVo'-weave pattern as to be expected. Both eagle and cocarde have been (period!) attached by hand (something that is more often observed). The cap - which has its four undamaged- and field-grey-coloured- and zinc-based rivets in place - shows a neat bright-red-coloured- and/or linnen-based lining (which is standard for these caps). Moreover, does it show the articfical-leather (ie. also linnen-based-) sweatband installed (which is more often seen on these caps). The cap shows some minimal storage-age only (I deem just caused by years of storage and/or handling). The piece has still a 'hardened' touch and originates from the USA where it was brought as a so-called: 'veteran bringback' in 1945. Simply a very attractive - and naturally genuine! - example of a - truly scarcely encountered! - tropical 'M41-pattern' field-cap that will be impossible to be upgraded and that is I deem accordingly priced!

TDB (or tank-destruction badge)

TDB (or tank-destruction badge)

The extraordinary piece on offer here is a very attractive - and truly detailed! - example showing a truly blackened- (ie. blackish-silvered- and/or magnetic!) tank-badge mounted on its original piece of 'woven', silver- ie. black-woven cloth ie. braid. The piece still retains its original (three) prongs and/or metal-based back-plate (which is obscured by a piece of darker-blue-coloured- and/or typical, 'smooth' woolen-based cloth as to be expected). This 'backing' is void of any damage (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece was most certainly once worn and (carefully!) tunic-removed: it still shows some minimal stitching-remains (ie. holes) of having been once tunic-attached. The truly nicely 'blackened'- (ie. 'Buntmetal'-based) tank-badge shows some minimal staining but was never cleaned nor polished. I am of course aware of the fact that this is (probably) one of the most copied awards of the TR-period: this is naturally a 100% genuine and truly worn example for which I do give a life-time garuantee (as always). I deem that I have priced this neat award accordingly to its desirability and/or unmistaken rarity!

WH (Luftwaffe) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield

WH (Luftwaffe) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield

This is a truly very attractive - and actually rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield being a very detailed example as was executed in bright-silver-toned (and non-magnetic) metal (ie. 'Buntmetall') and that comes in an issued- (albeit hardly- ie. even never worn- nor I deem tunic-attached-), condition. The (naturally non-magnetic) shield comes complete with its original (presumably zinc-based-) 'back-plate' and retains all its four period-mounted prongs (of which all four of them are present and functional). Its period-backing (which is constructed of a piece of greyish-blue-coloured- and/or typical LW-type wool) is also present and nicely preserved (as can be seen on the pictures). The shield shows some normal aging and/or tarnish caused by years of storage but has nevertheless retained extraordinary detail. Most (ie. all!) of its silver-toned finish has been nicely preserved as is not always the case (as can be seen on the pictures). The shield was with certainty never cleaned nor polished and comes as recently found at a private German household. Simply a very attractive and naturally 100% garuanteed original and I deem early-war-period, 'Luftwaffe'-pattern 'Narvik'-campaign-shield that is priced according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

'Effektensatz für Führer der Waffen-SS'

'Effektensatz für Führer der Waffen-SS'

The truly very attractive - fully matching and very rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS officers'-pattern, 'BeVo'-woven-style cap-eagle- and skull-set (ie. 'Effektensatz für Führer der Waffen-SS') that comes in a clearly used- (ie. obviously, cap-removed-), condition. The 'BeVo'-woven-style insignia-set on offer here is neatly executed in so-called: 'BeVo'-weave, so-called: 'flatwire'-weave-pattern (and is executed in bright silver-coloured thread on a black-coloured- and/or: linnen-based background as to be expected). As such, it can naturally easily be re-mounted on a Waffen-SS officers'-pattern side-cap (ie. 'Schiffchen') (or even a so-called: 'M43'-type-cap ie. 'Einheitsfeldmütze'). As stated above, come both insignia-pieces in a clearly confectioned- (ie. clearly once cap-attached-) condition: both insiginia-pieces are nicely period-folded and still show some of the stitching-remains with which they were once cap-attached (as can be seen on the pictures). Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that the cap-skull is of the typical larger-sized format (as can be seen on the pictures). The (matching!) set came together and will also be sold as a set: I will not sell the skull separately. Both pieces are a tiny bit stained (simply caused by years of storage and or moderate wear) and were both period 'folded' (and stored as such for decades). It should be noted that these original Waffen-SS-related officers'-pattern insignia-sets are almost impossible to find and can nowadays easily be graded 'very rare'. I deem that this truly used- and/or worn officers'-pattern-insignia-set is accordingly priced!

'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.'

'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.'

This is a truly attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - example of a: 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.' (or: 'kleines Partei-Abzeichen für den Zivilanzug') being a smaller-sized- (and neatly maker- ie. 'Jos. Fuess'-marked-) 'variant' showing the unique bearers'-number: '85072' and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn- but totally undamaged), condition. The badge - which has an approximate diameter of 24 mm. as always - has a very attractive age-patina and was never cleaned nor polished. The neat smaller-sized badge is showing some regular wear but has truly no enamel damage whatsoever (it is just a tiny bit dirty ie. tarnished as more often encountered) and shows a fully preserved and nicely bright-golden-toned finish (as can be seen on the pictures. This example - which has a bright-red- (and black- and white-) coloured enamelled area - comes mounted onto its regular 'pin/catch'-set-up (which is naturally still fully functional and present and that shows the makers'-designation as mentioned above). The piece comes with some (post-war ie. from original files copied) paperwork wherein it its clearly stated that this badge belonged to the 'Parteimitglied' Heinrich Lachner born 8 June 1893 who was a member within the 'Ortsgruppe Ettlingen' in the 'Gau Baden' and who joined the N.S.D.A.P. as early as 30 July 1927. Simply an attractive and original, smaller-sized so-called: 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.' that is priced according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

Pair of shoulderboards 'Lt. der Pz-Truppen - GD'

Pair of shoulderboards 'Lt. der Pz-Truppen - GD'

This is a truly attractive - and/or fully matching and with certainty rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) officers'-type, neatly 'cyphered' shoulderboard-pair (showing a rarely observed, regular-sized- and/or golden-toned 'GD'-cypher-pair attached) as was intended for - and clearly used by! - a: 'Leutnant einer Panzer-Abteilung' who served within the famous 'GrossDeutschland'-division and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or clearly tunic-removed-), condition. The shoulderboards - which are piped in the bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured branchcolour - are executed in the 'smooth'- (ie. moleskin-) type wool as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). The shoulderboards measure approximately 10,7 cms. in length each and never had any tongues attached: they were clearly used as a pair of the 'sew-in'-pattern (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards - which have smooth-woolen-based 'backings' and/or silver-greyish- (ie. truly 'sub-dued'-) 'upperdecks' as to be expected - have fairly dull silver-coloured 'upperdecks' and were most certainly a pair that was intended for usage on a regular (ie. front-used-) tunic (they could, naturally also have been worn on a black-woolen 'Panzer'-type 'wrap-around' tunic). As stated above, have the boards a pair of (matching, magnetic, regular-sized- and/or neatly bronze-golden-toned- albeit somewhat tarnished-) so-called: 'GD'-cyphers attached denoting the junior officers'-rank of: 'Leutnant' (or: lieutnant). Both cyphers retain their period prongs (see pictures). The pair was clearly issued and worn as such (as can be deducted from the present condition). This pair originated from a larger cloth- ie. insignia-collection I recently acquired. Simply a very attractive and actually rarely encountered, 'cyphered' officers'-type 'GD'-shoulderboard-pair that belonged to a 'Panzer'-officer who served within a famous WH 'elite'-regiment!

WH (Luftwaffe) machine-embroidered smock-eagle

WH (Luftwaffe) machine-embroidered smock-eagle

This is an attractive - and desirable and/or truly rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) machine-embroidered, so-called: 'grünmellierter' breasteagle (that comes on a 'grünmellierter'-coloured background) as was specifically intended for usage on the typical, early-model paratrooper-jumpsmocks (ie. 'Fallschirmjäger-Sonderbekleidung' ie. 'Knochensäcke') and that comes in overall very nice- (ie. moderately used- and/or once smock- ie. tunic-attached- and/or: 'cut-out'-), condition. The eagle is neatly machine-embroidered in silver-grey-coloured- (and/or linnen-based-) thread and was executed on a seldomly seen 'grünmellierter'-coloured background (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece comes - as stated above - in an overall very nice and/or moderately used condition (as can be seen pictures). The piece is just a tiny bit stained (simply caused by moderate wear) but has maintained very nice detail overall. These attractive WH (Luftwaffe) breasteagles, as specifically intended for usage on the (camouflaged-) paratrooper-jumpsmocks (ie. 'FJ-Knochensäcke') are almost never offered for sale and can easily be graded 'rare': this is only the second such 'field-grey-coloured' example I ever had on offer!

 Flemish 'VNV'-belt-buckle

Flemish 'VNV'-belt-buckle

The truly very attractive - and originally silverish-toned- and/or typical steel-based - belt-buckle (ie. 'Koppelschloss für Unterführer u. Mannschaften des VNV') comes in wonderful and only minimally used- and/or worn condition: it truly retains most of its typical, period-sprayed- and/or: silverish-coloured paint (just some minimal usage-marks can be noticed as can be seen on the pictures). The piece - that shows the 'VNV'-logo (a triangle in a circle) surrounded by the (Dutch- ie. Flemish) text: 'Het Vaderland Getrouwe' (loyal to the fatherland) shows, moreover, some minimal dirt and/or evident staining but has, nevertheless, maintained a truly very detailed and/or pronounced appearance. The buckle is a typical, non-maker-marked, so-called: Belgian-produced example that can easily be recognized by its typical 'belt-catch' (as can be seen on the pictures). The Flemish political party 'VNV'- (or: 'Vlaams Nationaal Verbond'-) being the Dutch wording for 'Flemish National Union') was a Belgian nationalist political party active in Belgium between 1933 and 1945. It became the leading force of political collaboration in Flanders during the German occupation of Belgium during World War II. Authoritarian by inclination, the party advocated the creation of a 'Greater Netherlands' (aka: 'Dietsland') combining both Flanders and the Netherlands. As most certainly known are these original, VNV-buckles extremely rarely found: I deem that less than a dozen are known to be in collections to date. The piece orginates from an older belt-buckle-collection that was compiled over many years and that I acquired for the web-site. I deem that I have priced this superb, Belgian-related, collaborationist 'VNV'-belt-buckle according to its unmistaken rarity and/or obvious desirabilty!

 Waffen-SS Ärmeladler für Führer

Waffen-SS Ärmeladler für Führer

This is a truly very attractive example of an - I deem - mid- (ie. later-war-) pattern, hand-embroidered 'SS' (ie. 'Waffen-SS') so-called: officers'-pattern arm-eagle (ie. 'Ärmeladler für Führer') as was intended for usage by the various Waffen-SS commissioned-staff throughout the war and that comes in an overall very nice- (and with certainty moderately worn- and/or once-tunic-attached-), condition. The neat and very desirable piece - which shows the very detailed hand-embroidered- and/or greyish-silver-coloured stitching on a black-coloured- (and woolen-based) background - shows extraordinary detail (as can be seen on the pictures). This officers'-pattern arm-eagle is a 100% original example that originates from a US-veteran who 'liberated' this piece in 1945. The piece - which measures 8,5 cms. from tip to tip - is void of any real damage nor staining: it was just moderately used and was carefully tunic-removed (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive - and of course 100% guaranteed original! - Waffen-SS officers'-pattern arm-eagle which will be very hard to be upgraded!

 'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Silber'

'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Silber'

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - so-called: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schwerten in Silber' (or: Spanish cross in silver with swords) being a clearly maker- (ie. 'CEJ'-) marked and high-quality-produced(!) example that was produced by the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller') 'C.E. Juncker' based in Berlin and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. The very attractive and truly very detailed award - which comes mounted on its functional (silver-coloured- and typical 'flute-shaped'-) pin and/or (also typical) catch (-set-up) - is a highly-detailed, silver-coloured- and/or pronounced (and genuine silver-based-) specimen: next to the abovementioned 'CEJ'-marking does the piece also show a so-called: '900'-silver content-marking (as can be seen on the pictures). The award truly retains all of its silver-toned (ie. somewhat darkened- ie. tarnished) silver-toned finish and was (I deem) only moderately worn (the piece was most certainly never cleaned nor polished). Of interest is, moreover, that the four tiny (and very detailed!) eagle-devices are separately inserted into the cross (as to be expected). The piece originates from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands: it was found together with the 5-pieced 'Ordenspange'-set I offer under number 50265: both items belonged to the same Luftwaffe-member and Spanish Civil War-veteran. Simply a very attractive example of this rarely encountered and/or very decorative award: I deem that I have priced it according to its unmistaken desirability and rarity!

 WH (Luftwaffe) Fallschirmschützen-Abz.

WH (Luftwaffe) Fallschirmschützen-Abz.

The truly attractive - and actually not that often seen! - Luftwaffe-war-badge truly retains most of its period-applied finish but does show a minimally tarnished- (ie. typical 'Tombak'- (ie. 'Buntmetall'-) like-) age-patina as is more often encountered on these Luftwaffe-war-badges by the 'Imme & Sohn'-company based in the town of Berlin. The badge shows a clear makers'-mark-signification (ie. 'Imme & Sohn - Berlin') and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to this desirable maker: the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a genuine badge by this particular maker. The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bright-golden-toned eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached- (and unaltered!) rivets (as is visible on the back). It retains a functional pin (-set-up) and has a functional and non-repaired catch (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece clearly used- and worn and is a bit stained ie. dirty but has - I deem - never been cleaned: the silver-coloured wreath and/or golden-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance (as can be seen on the pictures). It should, moreover, be noted that these attractive 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen' by the 'Imme & Sohn'-company can easily be graded: 'scarce' and are not that easily encountered. The piece shows a (hard to decypher) engraved text (ie. name of the bearer) on its back (as can be noticed on the pictures) and came packed in a (period?) white-coloured- and carton-box as stored for decades. The neat piece originates from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands. I deem that I have priced this attractive - and truly worn! - piece according to its compararive rarity and/or desirability!

 'HG-Division' insignia-set

'HG-Division' insignia-set

This is a truly very attractive - fully matching and with certainty very rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) insignia-set comprising of a pair of light-blue- (ie. 'kornblumenblauer'-) piped NCO-type shoulderstraps and dito piped (ie. white-coloured) collar-tabs as was intended for a: 'Feldwebel' (ie. sergeant) and/or: 'Nachschub'- (ie. transport-) NCO who served within the famous 'Hermann Göring Division' and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit clearly used- and moderately worn-), condition. The straps - which come naturally mounted onto their functional tongues - measure approximately 10,5 cms. in length each and come in a wonderful condition overall. They have the neat light-blue- (ie. 'kornblumenblauer'-) coloured (and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type) piping (as can be seen on the pictures) being a branchcolour that officially saw no usage within the 'Deutsche Luftwaffe' but was unofficially used by the (later-war) 'Hermann Göring Division'-ground-troops (esp. in occupied Italy). The pair - which was as stated above only minimally used- and/or worn and that does show some obvious age and/or staining - is presumably a 'privately purchased'-pair: it just shows some minimal wear but is totally void of any damage or alike: it shows the silverish-coloured LW-type NCO-braid and a (matching) pair of silverish-coloured pips period-attached (as can be seen on the pictures). The (typical) woolen-based pair of white-coloured collar-tabs show the same light-blue- (ie. 'kornblumenblauer'-) coloured (and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type) piping attached and have the (typical) 'buckram-based backing' attached. Moreover, do they show each a pair of aluminium-based gulls (ie. 'Schwingen') attached. All four insignia-pieces were moderately used and clearly tunic-removed: they show some age, wear and/or minimal staining. I would not be surprised when this set was worn on a (very rarely seen!) LW-type 'wrap-around'-tunic. This neat insignia-set was never part of a collection before and came as such from a private household in Germany. Simply a truly attractive 'Hermann Göring-Division'-related, NCO-type 'LW-Nachschub'-insignia-set that is priced according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 DAK 'M41-pattern'-field-cap

DAK 'M41-pattern'-field-cap

This is a truly very attractive - and only minimally used- ie. worn! - example of a WH (Heeres), 'M41-pattern' (but mid-war-produced!) tropical-issued field-cap (ie.: 'Tropen-Einheitsfeldmütze') being a maker- (ie. 'Mayser-Milz - Lindenberg / 55 / M43'-) marked example that comes in an overall very nice- (I deem only minimally used- and/or worn-), condition. The field-cap - which is executed in 'regular'-type, greenish-tan-coloured linnen - has no damages whatsoever and is nicely maker-marked (with a regrettably only partially readable, blue-coloured ink-stamp that reads: 'Mayser-Milz - Lindenberg / 55 / M43' (as can be seen on the pictures). The mid-war-period field-cap is smaller-sized and measures approximately 55 cms. (which is a size that would normally still fit a smaller-sized mannequins'-head) and shows a tan-coloured- (ie. tropical-issued-) cap-eagle and dito cocarde, period-attached. Both insignia-pieces are executed in the 'BeVo'-weave pattern as to be expected. The cocarde is attached by means of a machine whereas the eagle has been attached by hand (something that is more often observed). The cap - which has its four undamaged- and greyish-silver-coloured- and zinc-based rivets in place - shows a neat bright-red-coloured- and/or linnen-based lining (which is standard for these caps). Moreover, does it show the articfical-leather (ie. also linnen-based-) sweatband installed (which is more often seen on these caps as produced by the: 'Mayser-Milz'-company). The cap shows only minimal staining and storage-age (I deem just caused by minimal wear and years of storage and/or handling). Simply a very attractive - and naturally genuine! - example of a - truly scarcely encountered! - tropical 'M41-pattern' field-cap that will be hard to be upgraded and that is I deem accordingly priced!