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 '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!
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
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'
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.'
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'
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'
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'
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'
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!