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.

 WH (Luftwaffe) pair of  'HG' boards

WH (Luftwaffe) pair of 'HG' boards

This is a neat and truly scarce pair of matching WH (Luftwaffe) 'Hermann Göring' division, soldier-type shoulder-boards. The boards are in sllightly used condition and have the neat white-coloured 'woolen-type' piping. The set is in nice condition (just some minor staining from years of storage). A truly nice and desirable set that is not often offered for sale!

 WH (Heer) officers' side-cap

WH (Heer) officers' side-cap

This is a very nice example of a WH (Heer) officers' side-cap, executed in high quality wool, having original applied BeVo (flatwire!) eagle and cornflower-blue coloured soutache ('Nachschub' or transport). The cap is in truly slightly used condition and does not show any mothing or other defaults. The cap is text-book in all facets: the nice 'flat-wire' BeVo type eagle and (padded!) cocarde are period sewn (by hand) and surely have IMO always been on the cap. The grey coloured cotton lining is also textbook and the lining bears a - hard to read - stamp. The cap is sized 56 cms. (so it will easily fit a mannequin) and has a (bearers') initial jotted-in: 'F'. Both vent-holes and small leather 'sweatband' are naturally also present. A very nice 'Heeres' officers side-cap that is impossible to upgrade!

 Waffen-SS picture post-card: 'LSSAH'

Waffen-SS picture post-card: 'LSSAH'

This is very nice and definetly rare period Waffen-SS picture post-card, depicting two soldiers of the famous LSSAH ('Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler') Division. The card - which is in mint/unissued condition - shows the same picture as the period poster. The card has no writing on the back but has been stamped 'SS-Feldpost' and shows a rounded stamp of the '3. SS-Pionier-Ersatz- Batl.'. These cards are copied on a large scale (as surely known) but this one is a true original, period specimen for which I give a 100% garuantee! One of the hardest SS cards to find. A truly nice card!

 Rare period NSDAP picture-postcard

Rare period NSDAP picture-postcard

This is a nice (and rare!) period NSDAP picture-postcard depicting a nice 'Thüringen' standard commemorating the 'Zehjährige Wiederkehr des Reichparteitages Weimar - 3-4-5 Juli 1936'. (return of the 'Reichsparteitag' after 10-years). The coloufull card (artist: J. Wegener) is in slightly used condition and show writing and a special stamp. One of the more rarer cards!

 WH (Heer) Tropical shoulderboards

WH (Heer) Tropical shoulderboards

This is a truly rare pair of slightly used WH (Heer) Tropical (DAK) soldiers' type shoulderboards specifically produced for usage on the woolen great-coat of a soldier of the medical troops which served in Afrika (Sanitäter). The boards are surely used (some minor staining and aging) but are in overall very nice condition. Both have the nice 'silk-like' piping and would neatly fit a DAK great-coat. Of interest is the fact that the lining of one of the tongues is executed in summer-type DAK cloth, whereas the other is made out of the 'regular' DAK cotton. The set, however, was always together and surely worn as such. Needless to mention: this is a 100% garuanteed pair for which I give a life-time garuantee on their originality. This is the first 'Heeres' tropical shoulderboard set intended for the great-coat, I ever had on offer: a truly nice and very rare pair in a moreover scarce branch-colour! (P.s. these superb boards were once on the site but the deal fell tru: I deem they merit a position at the top of the site!)

 Set LW 'Flugzeugführer' badge & cuff

Set LW 'Flugzeugführer' badge & cuff

This is a very nice set comprising of a neat LW 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' (pilots' badge) (unmarked, 'Buntmetall' version) and a (full-length i.e. 46 cms. long) hand-stitched officers' cuff-title entitled: 'Geschwader Boelcke'. Both originate from a German flea-market and were always kept together by the veteran: they were never in a collection yet. This example is executed in 'Buntmetall' (tombak) and is unmarked. The badge is clearly worn but shows a great deal of character (there are some small cracks in the wreath which are only visible at the back, but nothing shocking). The badge has its original (functional) catch and pin and both rivets present. The badge has never been cleaned nor polished and has a nice age patina. The cuff-title is nicely executed in silver-wire and was clearly on a uniform once. A nice and original set that belonged to a LW-pilot in a famous unit! I decided to keep - and sell - this set as found: IMO did I price this neat set accordingly!

 Waffen-SS BeVo style cap-eagle/skull set

Waffen-SS BeVo style cap-eagle/skull set

This is a nice and nowadays rarely encountered set comprising of a (matching!) Waffen-SS BeVo style cap eagle and accompanying skull, both in unconfectioned condition. Both are neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo' weave style (they are both executed in greyish-blue) and can easily be mounted on a Waffen-SS side-cap or even M43 cap. Both have never been worn and are unconfectioned. The skull is of the smaller sized type. A very nice set that is not cheap but nowadays fully worth its money! I only sell these two as a set: I do not sell the skull separately.These original sets are almost impossible to find!

 Period LW 'Fallschirmjäger' portrait

Period LW 'Fallschirmjäger' portrait

This is a very nice period LW 'Fallschirmjäger' portrait photo, showing a FJ ('Pionier'?), wearing a late war FJ helmet. The photo, which is sized: 14 x 9,5 cms. shows neat details: the late-war model helmet (having the aluminium bolts), his (black?) collar patches and his cloth FJ-Springerabzeichen. The back is void of any text or writing. A nice and surely desirable photo...maybe the nicest period FJ photo I ever had on offer!

 Late-war type 'Kreta' cuff-title

Late-war type 'Kreta' cuff-title

This is a text-book (and very nice!) example of the famous 'Kreta' cuff-title. The armband is full-length (approx. 45 cms.) and is in very nice, IMO unissued condition. The cuff-title is executed in the neatly woven, thinner-type cotton and has two finished ends (yellow stitching). I deem this the 'later-war'-type. It should be stated that this is not a commemorative cuff-title (such as the 'Afrikakorps' cuff-title) but an award that needed official recognition. The cuff-title is just somewhat dirty and slightly stained caused by years of storage. A very nice and original example that IMO cannot be upgraded!

 Zinc FJ-cap-badge '3. Fallschirm Div.'

Zinc FJ-cap-badge '3. Fallschirm Div.'

This is a nice and truly rare, zinc, small-sized, FJ unit distinctive of the: '3. Fallschirm Division'. This - inofficial - zinc badge (having a diameter of 2.5 cms.) comes on its functional pin. The badge - which was designed by a member of the division - incorporates the initial 'S' (pointing to its commander, General Schmipf) and the numeral '3', both in the format of a stylished 'FJ-Schützenabzeichen'! A nice and rare badge that is not often offered for sale!

 Matching pair MP38/40 pouches

Matching pair MP38/40 pouches

This is a (nowadays rare) pair of matching WH (Heer or Waffen-SS) green coloured MP38-40 pouches, maker-marked: 'CLG 43' in mint, unissued condition!. Both pouches are in a very nice condition and seems to have not been used. Both are nicely stamped on the back with the makers-mark: 'CLG', a 'Waffenabnahme' stamp and a date: '43'. The leather of both pouches is somewhat dried-out but fully functional: none of the (fragile) straps is broken but one is close: so the new owner should be careful with opening/closing them. The set originates from my own collection and was on a mannequin for years. These original MP pouches are getting harder to find and this set would look great on a mannequin. A nowadays hardly ever offer for sale set of original and matching pouches!

 Waffen-SS 'BeVo' collar tab set

Waffen-SS 'BeVo' collar tab set

This is a truly rare Waffen-SS 'BeVo' style collar-tab set, comprising of a runic tab and rare rank-tab. It should be noted that he black rank tabs are 1000x more scarce than their runic counterparts and almost impossible to find. Both tabs have the 'white cheese-duck' backing as often observed. I know that this set is highly priced but it should be noted that in 30 years of collecting, I have only encountered a handfull of such sets. This set was found together and I will not separate them and only sell them as a set. A truly nice and rare Waffen-SS rank-tab set!

 NSB 'NJS Eredraagteken'

NSB 'NJS Eredraagteken'

This is a nice example of the truly extremely rare Dutch WWII period youth organisation ('NJS' - Nationale Jeugdstorm') so-called: 'Eredraagteken' (honorary badge). These were individually bestowed (mainly by the NJS 'Leider' and 'Hoofdstormer' C. van Geelkerken) and only the first 1200 pieces were numbered: this badge is number: '559'. The badge comes is a (green-coloured) simulated leather etui by a German maker in Hannover (which is period but not original to the badge). These badges are truly rare and only a handfull are known to be in private collections (some reference books do not even show a real example: just a drawing. These were also known to have been worn by the Dutch Waffen-SS volunteers on there military uniforms. The badge is in nice condition but shows a (non-discturbing) 'hair-crack' in the blue-enamelled field. A true opportunity to obtain one of the rarest NJS (and NSB!) related lapel-pins! I know I have priced this one high but I deem it absolutely worth its money!

 WH (Heer) Panzer collar-tab set

WH (Heer) Panzer collar-tab set

This is a scarce and simply 'text-book' pair of WH (Heer) pink-piped 'Panzer' collar-tabs with attached matching metal (aluminium) skulls, as used on the black-coloured 'wrap-around' Panzer tunics. The set has the off-white coloured 'buckram' backing and both skulls (retaning both their pins). The set - which has the neat 'silk-like' type pink-coloured piping - is IMO slightly used but in overall excellent condition. The set would be great to restore a black wrap-arounf tunic! A nice and desirable 'text-book' set!

 Pair WH (Heer) 'Panzer 36 Rgt. boards

Pair WH (Heer) 'Panzer 36 Rgt. boards

This is a (regrettably non-matching) pair of WH (Heeres) 'M36' shoulder-boards (NCO/'Uffz.' type) having the neat chain-stitched cyphers in pink wool, intended for an 'Unteroffizier' in the 'Panzerjäger Rgt 36'. The boards are executed in 'dark-green wool' (having no piping and neat silver NCO braid) and are text-book in all factes. These were surely worn together (although the fact that they are not fully matching and differ slightly in execution like for example the lining of the tongues). It should be noted that ALL 'cyphered' Heeres boards are considered rare and highly collectable! A nice and scarce PZ related pair!

 WH (Kriegsmarine) 1st model E-Boot badge

WH (Kriegsmarine) 1st model E-Boot badge

This is a scarce WH (Kriegsmarine) 1st model E-Boot badge, in fair, albeit used condition. The badge is executed in 'Feinzink' and retains a fair bit of its golden finish. The pin and catch are naturally fully functional. The badge is marker-marked: 'o' on the back (for which I do not have a maker at hand). The badge retains great detail and was IMO never cleaned nor polished. I deem that I have priced this (truly scarce) Navy badge accordingly!

 BeVo woven arm-badge WH (Heer) 'Ski-jäger'

BeVo woven arm-badge WH (Heer) 'Ski-jäger'

This is a nice example of the truly rare BeVo woven arm-badge intended for a WH (Heeres) 'Ski-jäger'. The badge is nicely executed in the so-called BeVo weave technique and is a fine original. This one originates from the UK where it was found as a true 'veteran-bring-back' piece. This one has the 'BeVo Wuppertal' trade-mark woven-in on the back (somewhat damaged but readable!). As probably known are these insignia heavingly copied and they exist even on a tropical- and/or white background: these latter are fantasy pieces and I deem only the one as offered as the one that was truly issued. This one was once glued into a scrap-book and still shows the remains of glue on the back. Naturally, will I provide a 100% life-time garuantee on the originality of this piece! A really nice late-war and very rare BeVo patch!

 WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured bandoleer

WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured bandoleer

This is a very nice example of a mint/unissued example of the scarce WH (Luftwaffe) 'Fallschirmjäger' bandoleer executed in dove-grey cotton. The bandoleer is in mint/unissued condition and has very bright colours (I deem it a fairly late piece due to the fact that various shades of blue-grey cotton were used). All -unmraked - period snaps are present and functional, but some show minor corrosion from years of storage. The piece is void of any date or makers-mark (something that is not unusual for these bandoleers). A truly nice and authentic piece for which I naturally give a life-time garuantee on its authenticity!

 Waffen-SS BeVo style skull

Waffen-SS BeVo style skull

This is a very nice and nowadays rarely encountered Waffen-SS BeVo style cap skull in used and clearly cap-removed condition. This one is nicely executed in so-called 'BeVo' weave style and can easily be mounted on a Waffen-SS side-cap or even M43 cap. The skull - which is of the smaller sized type - is greyish-/white coloured but is dirty and never cleaned. A very nice skull that is not cheap but nowadays fully worth its money! These original skulls are almost impossible to find!

 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' in carton pouch

'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' in carton pouch

This is a very nice item: an 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (IC 1st class) that comes in its orignal box of issue and (white/grey) so-called 'Überkarton'. The cross is maker-marked: '65' ('Klein u. Quenzer') and both cross and box are in truly stone-mint condition! The box is also packed in its original paper-like protection sheet. The - magnetic - cross is neatly maker-marked: '65' (which stands for the company: 'Klein und Quenzer' based in Oberstein). The cross has so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' and its black inner section of the cross has no defaults whatsoever and is totally undamaged. The 'Überkarton' is complete but shows some small aging from years of storage. A truly fantastic set for which I ask a high price (I know): when it does not sell I will simply keep it for my own collection! Impossible to upgrade this one!

 WH 'A-frame' ('Gefechtsgepäck')

WH 'A-frame' ('Gefechtsgepäck')

This is a very nice, only slightly used, WH 'A-Frame' ('Gefechtsgepäck') with all its cloth lashes, buttons and tan-cotton straps (maker-marked: 'Lux') present. The frame is naturally fully functional and shows a clearly readable date and producers' stamp ('C. Budischowski - Wien - 42'). The 'pack' is only sligthly used and does not show any rust or damage. This one was surely re-issued and used post-war: the back shows a (unreadable) ink-stamp that is coloured-blue. IMO this is not disturbing and might clean-up if properly handled. A nice and scarce piece of equipment which is IMO almost impossible to upgrade!

 WH (Heer) shoulder-strap 'Feldhernhalle'

WH (Heer) shoulder-strap 'Feldhernhalle'

This is a rare, albeit single, WH (Heer) cyphered shoulder-strap intended for an 'Oberleutnant' attached to the 'Feldhernhalle Grenadier Regiment'. The board is a standard Heeres officer shoulder-board having the white branchcolour. The board is fairly used (showing some staining, dirt and minor mothing) but is in overall nice condition. Both the golden-toned 'FH' cypher and single pip seem to be originally attached to the board: both have their dual prongs still present. The 'FH' cypher shows some very minor corrosion and shows slightly damaged areas. A very nice, 'text-book' and very rare 'Feldhernhalle' board: too bad it is only a single one!

 WH (Heer) insignia set 'Knautschmütze'

WH (Heer) insignia set 'Knautschmütze'

This is a mint, unissued WH (Heer) set comprising of a BeVo 'flatwire' M36 model eagle and cocarde, intended for use on the 'Knautschmütze' / 'Alter-art' visor cap. Both are in mint unissued condition and are executed in so-called BeVo 'flat-wire' style. These sets were intended for use on the 'Knautschmütze'/'Alter-art' visor cap. Both are executed in silver-grey on a dark-green background. A very nice set: almost impossible to find if needed!

 WH (Heer) badge 'Sonderverband 288'

WH (Heer) badge 'Sonderverband 288'

This is a truly rare WH (Heer) BeVo woven 'Ärmelabzeichen für Angehörige des Sonderverband 288'. The ‘Sonderverband 288’ was raised on July 1st, 1941 at Potsdam (near Berlin). It was composed of units from all over Germany. This special Unit 288 or z.b.V.288, was also known as Combat Group Menton, after its commander. It originally contained crack units from all branches of the German army: anti-tank men, Alpine troops, engineers, and eventually 3 of the new StuG.III assault guns. There was also a company of Brandenburgers, trained for special operations behind 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 a cake walk, the 288th minus its interpreters and technicians was sent to Africa as special reinforcements. During the Gazala Line battles the 288th saw action supporting the Italian Ariete against the French forces defending 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 Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment Afrika. The armbadge is very nicely woven in the so-called: 'BeVo' technique and a true example of this fantastice technique. The badge is in mint unissued condition. The badge offered here is naturally a 100% period example for which I give a life-time garuntee. A truly nice & rare armbadge!

 Pair of WH (Luftwaffe) boards 'Felddivision'

Pair of WH (Luftwaffe) boards 'Felddivision'

This is a rare, mint & totally matching set of WH (Luftwaffe) 'Feld-division' (field divisions) soldier-type shoulderboards having the neat 'grass-green' 'silk-like'-type piping and a pair of mint collar-tabs (executed in so-called: 'moleskin'. The set - comprising of four items - is totally un-issued and are matching and text-book in all facets. These rare LW insignia were worn by the late-war LW troops (incl. 'Fallschirmjäger'!) that were given an infantry tasking. These boards are truly hard to find and impossible to upgrade! This set just 'needs' a 'LW Fliegerbluse'!

 Waffen-SS BeVo woven cap skull

Waffen-SS BeVo woven cap skull

This is a nice example of a scarce Waffen-SS BeVo woven cap skull (this is the larger model) that was clearly used and apparently came from a cap. The piece has been (field?) reinforced by means of an attached small piece of blue/black cloth on the back. The stitching-holes and tiny remains of thread are clearly visible: the silver-grey skull shows some normal fraying and staining from regular but IMO normal wear. This one would superbly fit a side- or M43 cap! These original Waffen-SS skulls are getting very hard to find!

 WH (Luftwaffe) BeVo 'HM cap-eagle

WH (Luftwaffe) BeVo 'HM cap-eagle

This is possibly one of the most rarest BeVo insignia to find: a great example of the WH (Luftwaffe) BeVo Tropical cap-eagle, specially designed for the tropical LW so-called: 'Hermann Meyer' cap. This piece has been clearly worn and was neatly removed from a cap. A rare piece!

 WH (Heer) Tropical shoulderboards

WH (Heer) Tropical shoulderboards

This is a truly rare pair of slightly used WH (Heer) Tropical (DAK) NCO type ('Oberfeldwebel') shoulderboards specifically produced for usage on the tropical jacket. The boards are in a slightly used condition (some minor staining, aging and discolouration by the sun) but are in overall very nice condition. Both have the 'woolen-type' pink piping and would neatly fit a DAK tunic. The set has the neat tropical NCO braid attached and has 4 pips original attached. The set is slightly mismatched but was always together (and found together) and surely worn as such. Needless to mention: this is a 100% garuanteed pair for which I give a life-time garuantee on their originality. This is a truly nice and very rare pair in a moreover scarce branch-colour!

 WH (Waffen-SS/ Heer) M43 model trousers

WH (Waffen-SS/ Heer) M43 model trousers

This is a truly nice and desirable example of the scarce WH (Waffen-SS or Heer) M43 model (1944 dated) soldiers' type trousers (or 'Keilhose') executed in smooth 'garbadine' (aka Italian) cloth. The pair has all original (glass!!) buttons originally attached and is very nicely 'RbN.' numbered and dated (1944). It is the '1943' pattern, having the reinforced bottom-piece and 'standard' white cotton lining. Both cotton tie-rips (intended to fix the pants when worn) are also present. The pair shows truly minimal wear and has no damage nor holes whatsoever. Naturally I provide a life-time garuantee on its originality. Simply a 'text-book' example that would look wonderfull when mounted on a mannequin!

 Period picture Waffen-SS NCO's

Period picture Waffen-SS NCO's

This is a very nice, post-card sized picture depicting two young Waffen-SS NCO's ('Oberscharführer') both wearing a standard visor-cap. The postcard (sized (11,5 x 9 cms.) shows two young men in uniform. The photo shows nice details (standard NCO visor-caps, RzM type collar patches, Ost-medal/IC2nd class ribbons and standard SS (dark-colour) piped boards). The photo is void of any writing. The picture originates from the same series as the previous number (12419). A very nice and original period photo!

 Waffen-SS BeVo cap eagle / skull set

Waffen-SS BeVo cap eagle / skull set

This is a nice and nowadays rarely encountered set comprising of a Waffen-SS BeVo style cap eagle and accompanying - small sized - skull, both in confectioned and clearly cap removed condition. Both are neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo' weave style and can easily be mounted on a Waffen-SS side-cap or even M43 cap. The skull - which is of the smaller sized type - as well as the eagle show some normal age and staining. A very nice set that is not cheap but nowadays fully worth its money! These original sets are almost impossible to find!

 WH 'A-frame' or 'Gefechtsgepäck'

WH 'A-frame' or 'Gefechtsgepäck'

This is a very nice, only slightly used (IMO mint) WH 'A-Frame' ('Gefechtsgepäck') with all its leather lashes, buttons and black leather straps present. The frame is naturally fully functional and shows a clearly readable stamp ('Gebr. Krüger - Breslau'). It should be mentioned that this piece is in full original condition: no re-riveted leather straps etc. and has never been cleaned or oiled (the green coloured attachment hooks show some minor rust from years of storage). The leather straps are not 'cracked' or damaged. This is of course the 'real thing' and not a modern copy: I naturally give a life-time garuntee on its originality. A nice and scarce piece of equipment which is IMO impossible to upgrade!

 Cuff-title/armband: 'Kurland'

Cuff-title/armband: 'Kurland'

This is a text-book example of the 'Kurland' cuff-title. The armband is full-length (approx 24 cms.) and both ends show some normal fraying as is often the case with these bands). The band is in very nice, slightly used condition and has no flaws whatsoever (it shows some normal staining of having been worn on a tunic once. The cuff-title is executed in black cotton on a white (cotton) background. It should be stated that this is not a commemorative cuff-title (such as the 'Afrikakorps' cuff-title) but an official award that needed official recognition. A very nice and original example!

 Tropical WH (Heer) set K98 pouches

Tropical WH (Heer) set K98 pouches

This is a beautiful set comprising of two, tropical WH (Heer) orange-brown pebbled leather, 'K98' ammunition pouches. The pouches are nicely maker-marked and '1941' dated (the tiny oval stamps are hard to read though). The pouches are IMO only slightly used and show only little to none wear or aging. The inner dividers are present. These pouches which were standard for tropical use (DAK) - and which colour is almost orange! - are very scarce to find. A nice matching set in a wonderful condition!

 Green-coloured belt-buckle 'Postschütz'

Green-coloured belt-buckle 'Postschütz'

This is a nice example of the truly rare, green-coloured aluminium 'pebbled', belt-buckle that was worn by members of the 'Postschütz'. This piece - which still has a fair bit of green colour remaining - has great detail and is nicely maker-marked: 'R.S. & S' (which signifies that it is produced by the: 'R. Sieper u. Söhne' company). One of the most desirable TR-era buckles!

 WH (Luftwaffe HBT) boards - 'Flg./FJgr.'

WH (Luftwaffe HBT) boards - 'Flg./FJgr.'

This is a matching pair of WH Luftwaffe HBT boards having the golden-yellow 'silk-like' piping for a soldier of the 'Flieger-/Fallschirmjäger' troops. These blue HBT boards are considered rare and were also used by the LW field-divisions (for example on the specific FD-camouflaged smocks!). The set is IMO only slightly used. A rare pair!

 'EK 2. Klasse'  - 'Übergrosse'

'EK 2. Klasse' - 'Übergrosse'

This is a truly rare item: a very nice 'EK2. Klasse' executed in so-called: 'Übergrosse'-size. These over-sized examples are approximately the same size as a 'Ritterkreuz', measuring 47 mm. instead of the regular 42/43 mm. The difference in sizes is obvious and even more so if compared with a standard size EK/IC (see pictures). This piece has never been cleaned and shows a nice (blackened) patina. It comes with a full-length, unconfectioned ribbon. The piece is unmarked and has a nice (and undamaged) black core. A very nice and truly rare item!

 BeVo armshield Turkistan Volunteer - 'Turkistan'

BeVo armshield Turkistan Volunteer - 'Turkistan'

This is a nice and truly rare BeVo woven armshield - 1st. pattern - for a Turkistan volunteer of the Turkistan Legion. This shield originates from a large collection of 'Ost-truppen' insignia, I recently acquired. This is one is truly one of the more rarer shields to encounter. This shield is in mint, unissued condition and is very different from the many copies that are in existance. This first model (introduced in 1942) saw only limited use and was replaced by the second model in 1943. A very nice and rare shield!

 Waffen-SS visor-cap skull - 'RzM 499/41'

Waffen-SS visor-cap skull - 'RzM 499/41'

This is a very nice Waffen-SS visor-cap skull, which is executed in silver-finished copper-toned metal (so-called: 'Cupal'). The skull is nicely 'RzM 499/41' marked and could be refferred to the as a text-book 'Zimmermann' piece. The skull retains almost all its silver finish and shows normal wear but regrettably misses one of its prongs. Still a nice and desirable piece!

 WH ('Kriegsmarine') alu. buckle by 'R.S.S'

WH ('Kriegsmarine') alu. buckle by 'R.S.S'

This is a very difficult and scarce buckle to find: a WH ('Kriegsmarine') golden aluminium buckle with leather tab by the company of 'R.Sieper und Söhne' (= 'R.S.S.') IMO the only producer of this type of buckle. The buckle is clearly used but still has a fair bit of its golden finish remaining and is in great shape. The buckle bears the company logo 'R.S. & S. as is the leather tab. The tab is dated: '1938' and also bears a KM 'Abnahme' stamp (M over the eagle), something that is not often encountered! The buckle is expensive but worth its money: it will be hard to find a better example for a better price!

 Armshield Volga-Tatar Volunteer - 'Idil Ural'

Armshield Volga-Tatar Volunteer - 'Idil Ural'

This is a very nice and truly rare armshield - 1st. pattern - for a Volga Tatar volunteer of the Volga-Tatar legion. This shield originates from a large collection of 'Ost-truppen' insignia, I recently acquired. This is one is truly one of the rarest shields to encounter: especially in mint, unissued condition! It can natuarlly be folded back to create an oval format as worn on the tunics. This first model - printed in yellow on light-blue (silk-like) cotton (introduced in 1942) saw only limited use and was replaced by the second model in 1943. Off course I provide a life-time garuantee on the originality of this piece. A very nice and rare shield!

 'Ärmelabzeichen für Fahnenträger' - Infantry

'Ärmelabzeichen für Fahnenträger' - Infantry

This is a truly rare WH (Heer) flat-wire BeVo woven 'Ärmelabzeichen für Fahnenträger' piped in white for a soldier in the 'Infanterie'. The armbadge is very nicely woven in the so-called: 'flat-wire' technique and a true example of this fantastice technique. The badge is in mint unissued condition. It should be noted that the white (infantry) branch-colour is not the easiest to find. A truly nice & rare armbadge!

 LW 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by 'B & N'

LW 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by 'B & N'

This is a very nice LW 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' (pilots' badge) executed in 'Buntmetall' (tombak). This one is nicely maker-marked: 'B & N' (which stands for the 'Berg & Nolte company based in Lüdenscheid). The badge is clearly worn but shows a great deal of character. The badge has its original catch and pin and both rivets (all three typical hallmarks for a fine period 'B & L' badge). The badge has never been cleaned or polished. A nice, original - and IMO early - pilots badge!

 Pair of brown leather WWII German low-boots

Pair of brown leather WWII German low-boots

This is a beautiful and rare brown-leather pair of matching WWII German low-boots in wonderfull condition. The pair is surely used and shows some normal wear and aging: the leather, however, is very souple and fully functional. All iron parts (like the hub-nails) are a tiny bit rusty but present: so are the (original) black cotton laces. The boots are neatly marked: '25 5 45 3727 4' on the sides (as it should be). Also the soles and inside show a size marking. These are the 'real thing' and NO Czech or post-war copies and I back this up with a life-time garuantee on the originality. Needless to mention how rare period German foot-wear actually is: mainly because these where also used after the war as 'regular' shoes. A very nice and text-book pair that would look super on a mannequin!

 Mint, WH (Heer) tropical tunic  2nd model

Mint, WH (Heer) tropical tunic 2nd model

This is a beautiful WH (Heer) tropical jacket - 2nd model - with both tropical BeVo breast-eagle and tropical collar patches originally attached. The jacket - which is a fair size and would easily fit a mannequin - is in mint, unissued condtion. Naturally are all buttons originally attached to the jacket (the front buttons are removable which is standard). The jacket is nicely dated (1943) and RbN.-numbered. Both eagle and tabs are factory attached by using the same thread as used to construct the entire jacket. Both shoulderboard loops are also present. To nowadays find such a jacket in this pristine condition is considered rare! Please let me know if you need additional pictures: with pleasure I can provide these!

 Waffen-SS BeVo cuff-title: 'Adolf Hitler'

Waffen-SS BeVo cuff-title: 'Adolf Hitler'

 RzM style collar-tab set: 'Waffen-SS'

RzM style collar-tab set: 'Waffen-SS'