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 ('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'
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
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'
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
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
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!