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.

 'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Bronze'

'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Bronze'

This is a truly very attractive - and actually not that easily encountered! - so-called: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schwerten in Bronze' (or: Spanish cross in bronze with swords) being a neat non-maker-marked example that was produced by the desirable maker: 'Petz u. Lorenz' and that comes in an overall very nice- (and I deem only moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat and very detailed award - which comes mounted on its functional (copper-coloured- and typical 'straight-shaped'-) pin and/or typical catch (-set-up) - and is a highly-detailed, bronze-coloured- and/or pronounced (and 'Buntmetall'-based-) specimen (that still retains most of its fairly shiny 'Brennlack'-surface (as can be seen on the pictures). The award truly retains all of its bronze-toned (ie. somewhat darkened-) bronze-toned finish and was only minimally worn (but was certainly never cleaned nor polished). Simply a very attractive example of this fairly scarcely encountered and/or very decorative award that is 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. silvered and/or non-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' shows some minimal damaged-areas (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 (rust)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 (LW) 'Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'

WH (LW) 'Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'

The fairly early- (ie. pre-) war-period- and/or very detailed war-badge (ie. 'LW-Flugzeug-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. catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-black-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached copper-based rivets as is 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 makers-mark-signification (ie. 'A'-logo) on its back and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Assmann u. Söhne': 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 (scarcely seen!) blue-coloured etui that shows the (early-pattern-, fully preserved and/or golden-toned) text: '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. The set originates from a private household in Germany and was truly never before in collectors'-hands. These attractive and early-period: 'Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'-sets can easily be graded: 'scarce'!

 'LW-Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'

'LW-Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'

The fairly early- (ie. pre-) war-period- and/or very detailed war-badge (ie. 'LW-Flugzeug-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. catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-black-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached copper-based rivets as is 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-signification (ie. 'A'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Assmann u. Söhne': 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 IMO never been cleaned: 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 (scarcely seen!) blue-coloured etui that shows the (early-pattern-, fully preserved and/or golden-toned) text: 'Beobachterabz.' 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. The set originates from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands. These attractive and early-period: 'Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'-sets can easily be graded: 'scarce'!

 'N.S.F.K.-Brustadler für Offiziere'

'N.S.F.K.-Brustadler für Offiziere'

This is a truly attractive - and not that easily found! - example of a bluish-coloured, so-called: N.S.F.K.- (or: 'National Socialistisches Flieger Korps') breast-eagle ('Brustadler für Offiziere des N.S.F.K.') being a nicely (so-called: flat-wire- ie. 'BeVo'-) woven- (and thus officers'-pattern) example depicting the 'Fliegender Mensch'-symbol that comes (pre)mounted on its piece of bluish-coloured wool and that comes in an overall very nice (ie. minimally used- ie. once shirt-attached-), condition. The arm-eagle - which is neatly woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-like, flat-wire-weave-technique - comes (off-factory) mounted on its bluish-coloured- and/or woolen based backing but misses an 'RzM'-etiket (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece was minimally used ie. presumably once tunic-attached and does show some minimal signs of having been worn and used as such (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply an attractive officers'-pattern example that was specifically intended for usage on the blue-coloured: 'N.S.F.K.-Dienstblusen'!

 NSKK-cuff-title: 'Einsatzbereitschaft'

NSKK-cuff-title: 'Einsatzbereitschaft'

This is a truly very attractive - and naturally 100% original and with certainty very rarely seen! - NSKK- (ie. 'National Socialistischer Kraftfahr Korps') officers'-pattern cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen für Offiziere') entitled: 'Einsatzbereitschaft' (as was specifically intended for officers serving within the NSKK-emergency-service) and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. minimally used- albeit IMO never tunic-attached-), condition. The full-length cuff-title (that measures approx. 49 cms. as more often) has the typical 'salt and pepper'-reverse and shows all details of an original, period specimen. This band was with certainty produced by the 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher' (ie. 'BeVo') in Wuppertal but is void of the interwoven company-name on one of its ends (something that is 'standard' with flat-wire-woven examples). This cuff-title is a 100% text-book - and as stated above - original example as executed in the Roman-style script that originates from a US-veteran who 'liberated' this piece in 1945. The piece shows some truly minimal staining and age but was IMO never tunic-attached: it does, however, show some age and or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). Of additional interest is to mention that these 'Einsatzbereitschafts'-cuff-titles are often mistaken for the similarly executed Waffen-SS counterparts: these examples were merely intended for NSKK-usage. Simply a great opportunity to acquire a very attractive, NSKK- (ie. 'National Socialistischer Kraftfahr Korps') and 'BeVo-Metallfaden-gewebtes'-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

 Ärmelband: 'Der Stahlhelm'

Ärmelband: 'Der Stahlhelm'

This is an attractive - and truly rarely seen! - example of a 'pre-war'-period- and reed-green-coloured, so-called: 'Der Stahlhelm' - Bund der Frontsoldaten (Sta)'-related armband (ie. 'Armbinde') being of the 'partly-woven'-type similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern and that comes in an overall very nice- ie. moderately used- ie. worn, condition. These linnen-based armbands were 'standard-issue' for usage by the various 'Stahlhelmbund'-members and/or officials and were worn on the left upper-arm. This example - having a total size of approximately 38 cms. and is 9,5 cms. wide as more often - is constructed from reed-green-coloured linnen and shows a neatly (interwoven) roundel that shows a machine-embroidered: 'swastika' (executed in a technique similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern). The black-coloured swastika is woven onto the reed-green-coloured and linnen-based armband (see pictures). This example shows a clearly present 'Stahlhelmbund'-related, blue-coloured ink-stamp that presumably reads: 'Bund der Frontsoldaten - Gau Minden Ravensberg - Ost u. West' (something that is more often seen). The piece is similar to the (much more easily found) N.S.D.A.P.- ie. SA-related armbands and is truly very nicely made and just shows minimal age, staining and/or wear (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very nice and with certainty desirable 'Der Stahlhelm' - Bund der Frontsoldaten (Sta)'-related item that is priced according to its comparative rarity!

 Ärmelschild: 'Freies Arabien'

Ärmelschild: 'Freies Arabien'

This particular armshield (ie. 'Ärmelschild') - showing a green-, white-, black- and/or red-coloured shield with above an (Arabic) text and showing the (German- and IMO translated) text: 'Freies Arabien' - is neatly woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and comes as recently found. It measures approximately 12,7 x 7,2 cms. and was never worn nor tunic-attached and comes as once 'straightly cut from the roll': it shows, however, a minor 'weave-failure' visible on the top of the black-coloured frame (as can be seen on the pictures). Moreover, does it show some mimimal age and/or staining (and/or minimal fraying on the bottom and/or top) simply caused by decades of storage only. These - original - 'official' arm-shields as executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'!) can be easily considered 'very rare' and I have seen similar examples sell for four times my asking-price (!). The 'Free Arabian Legion' was a WWII-period-, German military-unit formed from Arab volunteers originating from the Middle East and North Africa. It was created by Amin al-Husseini and Rashid Ali when they suggested the formation of an army of Arab volunteers, which was adopted by Adolf Hitler in 1941. The unit was based on a smaller force, commanded by Hellmuth Felmy, mainly to assist the Pro-Nazi revolt in Iraq which was suppressed by the British. The unit was first settled in Syria and included several Iraqi expatriates and Syrian Arabs. After the conquest of Syria by the British, Australian and Free-French forces, the unit was moved to Sounion in Greece. There it received more Arab and Muslim troops who were on the soil of Europe at the time, as prisoners of war or as volunteers. The German High-command planned to use the legion in conquering the Caucasus, rising an Iraq government-in-exile there, and then use the region as a force-station and base for a way of conquering Iraq (an end that was never taken). In 'Operation Torch' the Allies took Tunisia, which had been governed by Vichy France. During the fighting the German command called on Tunisian Arabs to join the Legion. After the death of its commander, the 'Free Arabian Legion' was taken out from the Front, and in November 1943 the Legion served in Peloponnese as part of the forces involved in the Axis-occupation of Greece (as part of the 41st Infantry Division) and participated in the suppression of the Greek anti-fascist insurrection. I deem that this (virtually mint-/unissued-) example is accordingly priced!

 Ärmelschild: 'Krim Tataren'

Ärmelschild: 'Krim Tataren'

This is a truly very attractive - and extremely rarely encountered! - example of a 'BeVo'-type armshield (ie. 'Ärmelschild') depicting a red-coloured 'Tamga'-symbol, as was intended for a volunteer who served within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' (ie. within the 'Crimean-Tartar Legion') that is coming in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued-), condition. This example was specifically intended for 'Ostvölker'-related volunteers serving within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' (ie. for members who served within the 'Crimean-Tartar Legion') and simply cannot be upgraded. These - original - 'officially' German produced arm-shields as executed in the 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'-) are considered extremely rare (to date only a few original examples have surfaced and in reference-works they are only depicted as an illustration). A similar example is, however, part of the famous 'George Petersen Collection' as can be seen in the attached picture taken from the Bender reference-book: 'Foreign Legions - Part 4'). The piece on offer is void of any staining nor damage and come as 'straightly cut-of the role': it was simply never used- nor worn (as can be seen on the pictures). It should be noted that these neat armshields as intended for volunteers within the 'Crimean-Tartar Legion' rank amongst the rarest examples within the colourful series. Simply a great occasion to acquire a very attractive piece of German-made, 'Ostvölker'-related armshield that is IMO priced according to its rarity and/or desirability!

 Ärmelschild: 'Don Kosaken'

Ärmelschild: 'Don Kosaken'

The very attractive - and with certainty very rarely seen! - arm-shield (ie. 'Ärmelschild') shows the light-yellow-, blue and red-coloured shield with above the interwoven characters: 'Don' (done in blue-coloured linnen). This particular example is neatly woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and comes as being straightly 'cut-off from the roll': it can be graded: 'virtually mint' but was presumably once glued into an album or scrapbook and does show some minimal (glue-?) staining on its field-grey-coloured background (as can be seen on the pictures). These - original - 'official' arm-shields as executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo') can be easily considered 'very rare'. I deem that I have priced this (virtually mint- ie. unissued- and never worn) example accordingly. Simply a superb example of a Cossack-related arm-shield: one of the rarest to encounter specimen of the colourful series!

 Waffen-SS cuff-title "Frundsberg"

Waffen-SS cuff-title "Frundsberg"

This is a very attractive - and naturally 100% original! - Waffen-SS, 1943/44 pattern cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') depicting the machine-woven Latin script-text in silver-grey linnen, as was intended for usage by a member of the: 10. SS-Panzer-Division 'Frundsberg' and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The full-length cuff-title (that measures approx. 48/49 cms.) has the typical 'salt and pepper' reverse and shows all details of an original, period specimen. This band was produced by the 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher' (ie. 'BeVo') in Wuppertal but is void of the interwoven company-name on one of the ends (something that is more often 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 and age (and is somewhat wrinkled) but was presumably never worn nor tunic attached. Simply a great opportunity to acquire a very attractive and rarely encountered, Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

 'FFS für Aufklärer in Gold' in etui

'FFS für Aufklärer in Gold' in etui

This is a truly very attractive and/or pronounced, 'Buntmetall'-based example of a non-maker-marked version of a WH (Luftwaffe) 'Frontflugspange für Aufklärer in Gold' (or: golden-class reconnaisance pilots'-clasp ie. FFS) that comes stored in its early-war-pattern etui as issued and or stored for decades. The superb piece comes in an overall very nice- (ie. only moderately used- and/or worn-) condition and retains simply extraordinary detail. It retains most (ie. all!) of its period-applied bright golden-toned finish: the bluish-black-coloured- (and/or 'Buntmetall'-based-) eagles'-head-device (which is additionally attached to the clasp with a single rivet) is equally detailed and also retains all of its silver-toned and minimal 'tarnished' finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The clasp comes naturally in great shape ie. order: the (golden-coloured- ie. also 'Buntmetall'-based-) pin- ie. pin-attachment and/or single rivet are in fine (and/or undamaged nor repaired-) order. The catch is also in great undamaged order and of course fully functional. The clasp - which is most likely a quality-produced example as was produced by the the: 'C.E. Juncker'-company (as is more often the case) - has never been cleaned nor polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina'. It came stored into its darker-blue-coloured- and early-war-pattern etui (rare in itself) that comes in an overall nice- (ie. moderately used-), condition. The etui shows a fully preserved, beige-coloured velvet-like 'inlay' and silk-based inner-lining. Moreover, does it show the golden-toned- (and fully preserved!) text on its top that reads: 'Frontflugspange für Aufklärer - gold' (as can be seen on the pictures). The etui is only minimally used and shows some minimal age, wear and/or (water) staining as can be seen on the pictures. The set originated from a private household in Germany and was never before part of any collection. Simply a very attractive - and not that often encountered! - fairly 'high-class' Luftwaffe-award that is accordingly priced!

 Period-assembled HJ-'Ärmelbänder'

Period-assembled HJ-'Ärmelbänder'

This is a really attractive - and truly unusual and never before seen! - period-assembled 'strip' comprising of three HJ (Hitlerjugend) cuff-titles ie. 'tunic-stripes' (ie. 'Ärmelbänder') as respectively intended for usage by a: 'HJ-Schiesswart' (or: shooting-instructor), a: 'HJ-Sportwart' (or: sports'-instructor) and a: 'HJ-Geländesportwart' (or: terrain-sports'-instructor) being a moderately used- ie. worn example that comes in an overall very nicely preserved condition. All three cuff-titles are clearly shortened and measure approximately 11.5 (ie. 12.5) cms. each: they are period stitched-together (by means of hand-stitching) and were presumably all once-tunic-attached (as can be seen on the pictures). All three colourful examples show folded ends and bear the remains of their period-attached 'RzM'-etikets on their backs (as can be seen on the pictures). It should be noted that these HJ (Hitlerjugend) cuff-titles ie. 'tunic-stripes' (ie. 'Ärmelbänder') rank amongst the most copied TR-insignia-pieces: the strip on offer here originates from a private household in Germany and is naturally of unquestionable originality. I personally deem that the strip on offer here (holding 3 of the 4 existing types!) was period-assembled by the bearer: I am, however, not sure if the piece was actually worn as such. Nevertheless, is this a rare (and possibly unique!) piece of HJ-cloth-insignia that I did price according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 Armshield Frw. Leg. ''Niederlande'

Armshield Frw. Leg. ''Niederlande'

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 I deem issued- albeit hardly- or even never worn- ie. 'virtually mint'-, condition. The shield is (I deem) of the early (1941/1942-period-) type and was as stated above simply never worn nor 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 rare Waffen-SS 'volunteer' arm-shield according to its rarity and/or desirability!

 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' ('Schinkel-pattern')

'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' ('Schinkel-pattern')

This is an attractive - and with certainty early-war-period - example of an: 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (or: Iron Cross 1st class) being an attractive albeit non-maker-marked example as was executed in the so-called: 'Schinkel'-format ie. pattern as was produced by the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'Wilhelm Deumer' and that comes stored in its typical 'WD'-type etui as issued and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. surely issued- ie. worn-), condition. The non-magnetic cross has a very attractive age-patina and retains truly great detail: the black-coloured core shows no damage whatsoever: the (somewhat 'shiny'- ie. satin-like-) black painted core is nicely preserved without showing any real damage (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 (flute-shaped) pin and catch (ie. set-up) are naturally unaltered and/or fully functional. The cross - which is a minimally-vaulted ie. converse-shaped example as more often - was produced by the desirable maker: 'Wilhelm Deumer' as based in the town of Lüdenscheid. The piece came stored in its typical etui as issued and/or stored for decades: also, this etui comes in an overall nice condition and shows a white-beige-coloured- and velvet-based inner-section and fully preserved silver-coloured IC-symbol on its top. Simply a very attractive - and rarely seen! - 'Schinkel'-IC first-class-set by the 'Wilhelm Deumer'-company that was never before in any collection and that is priced according to its rarity and/or desirability!

 'Cyphered' shoulderboard-pair 'GD'

'Cyphered' shoulderboard-pair 'GD'

This is a truly very attractive - and/or fully matching and with certainty rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) officers'-type-, 'cyphered' shoulderboard-pair (showing a rarely observed, regular-sized- and/or golden-bronze-toned 'GD'-cypher-pair period-attached!) as was intended for - and used by! - an: 'Oberstleutnant eines Infanterie-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 white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour - are executed in the 'smooth-type'-wool as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards - which measure approximately 10,5 cms. each - have the greyish-silver-coloured 'upperdecks' and come mounted on their (typical, smaller-sized) officers'-type tongues attached. As stated above, have the boards a pair of (matching-, regular-sized- and/or neatly golden-bronze-toned- (and minimally tarnished-) so-called: 'GD'-cyphers and two (equally golden-bronze-toned and regular-sized-) pips period-attached denoting the officers'-rank of: 'Oberstleutnant' (or: lieutnant-colonel). The neat cyphers and pips still retain their original prongs in place and retain a somewhat faded- and/or golden-toned- ie. tarnished finish: of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that all four devices were applied onto the boards before they were fully assembled (see pictures). The pair was issued and clearly 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'- and fairly high-ranked, officers'-type 'GD'-shoulderboard-pair that belonged to an infantry-officer who served within a famous WH 'elite'-regiment!

 Waffen-SS cuff-title "Michael Gaißmair"

Waffen-SS cuff-title "Michael Gaißmair"

This is a truly very attractive - and naturally 100% original and truly rarely encountered! - so-called: 1944-pattern, Waffen-SS, enlisted-mens'-type cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') depicting the ('BeVo'-) machine-woven Latin-script text in silver-greyish-coloured linnen, as was intended for usage by a soldier ie. NCO who served within the: 'SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 12 "Michael Gaißmair" (being a regiment within the '6. SS-Gebirgs-Division "Nord"), in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. The truly full-length cuff-title (approx. 48/49 cms. sized in length) has the typical 'salt and pepper-styled'-reverse and shows all details of an original, period-produced specimen as to be expected. This armband was produced by the: 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher' (aka: 'BeVo') as based in the town of Wuppertal and shows the interwoven company-name on one of the ends (something that is not always the case - see pictures). This cuff-title is naturally a 100% text-book - and as stated above - original example that originates from a US-veteran who 'liberated' this piece in 1945. The piece was with certainty never worn nor tunic-attached and can easily be graded 'mint-/unissued'. It should be noted that this specific regimental cuff-title is one of the rarest examples of the extensive 'BeVo'-weave pattern series. Simply a great opportunity to acquire an attractive and very rarely encountered Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-type cuff-title for a competitive price: I have seen these "Michael Gaißmair"-cuff-titles sell for much more than my asking-price!

 WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Dienstuhr' Alpina

WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Dienstuhr' Alpina

This is a truly very attractive - and/or very rarely encountered! - example of a WH (Kriegsmarine ie. 'Marine-Artillerie') pocket-watch ('Dienstuhr o. Chronograph') of the make: 'Alpina', having a black-coloured dial-plate and/or engraved back-plate that reads: 'Artl.5198' and that shows a neatly engraved 'Reichsadler' with below an engraved capital 'M'-character, in overall very nice and/or fully functional, condition. These pocket-chronographs - having a standard 'Cal. 40'-movement (see pictures) - were distributed at a very small scale to the various NCOs and/or officers of the: 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' ie. Marine-Artillerie-Truppen and were properly entered in both: 'Wehrpass' and/or: 'Soldbuch'. They had to be engraved with a 'Reichsadler'-symbol with below an engraved capital 'M'-character (denoting naval- ie. 'Marine'-usage): next to this they had to be uniquely numbered- ie. marked with the signification and/or unique number: 'Artl.' as is the case with this example (see pictures). As stated has the piece on offer here a fully undamaged black-coloured dial having a subsidiary 'seconds'-dial at the 6 o'clock-position and an additional chronograph-dial at the 12 o'clock-position. The piece has a very attractive (and virtually undamaged- and very nicely engraved-) casing (which is executed in nickle-silver-based metal): the watch just shows some minimal wear and/or age. As stated above is the piece still functional and running. Simply a very attractive and truly rarely encountered time-piece: I deem that I have priced this attractive WH (Kriegsmarine ie. 'Marine-Artillerie'-related-) equipment-piece accordingly!

 'Munitionstaschen für Pion.-Truppen'

'Munitionstaschen für Pion.-Truppen'

This is a very attractive - and actually not that easily found! - WH-equipment-item: a mid-war-period pair of WH (Heeres ie. Waffen-SS etc.) so-called: 'Munitionstaschen für Pionier-Truppen' (or: magazine- ie. equipment-pouches for enigineer-troops) being a clearly maker- (ie. 'RB-Nr.-0/1305/0173'-marked- ie. ink-stamped) pair that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The pair - which is connected by means of a typical webbing-based 'strap' as to be expected - is executed in the 'typical' greenish-coloured- (and thicker-structured- ie. somewhat course-like-) linnen-based cloth and retains all its brownish-yellow-coloured- and/or linnen-based straps present and in place (these also show the zinc-based- and non-marked 'end-pieces' as can be seen on the pictures). Moreover, are all greyish-coloured zinc-based metal parts (and ropes) present and in place. The set retains all its K98-ammunition pouches on its sides which have all functional, 'Prym'-marked snaps in place (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair clearly shows makers'-designation or ink-stamp (that reads: 'RB-Nr.-0/1305/01/73'). The pair originates from a German flea-market where it was recently found as such: it shows some minimal age-ie. staining simply caused by having been stored as such for decades (as can be seen on the pictures). In any case a very nicely preserved WH (Heeres ie. Waffen-SS etc.) 'Pionier'-equipment-set that will be impossible to be upgraded. Only the first such equipment-piece in this 'virtually mint- ie. unissued' I ever had on offer!

 'Panzer-Aufklärung'-collar-tab-pair

'Panzer-Aufklärung'-collar-tab-pair

This very attractive 'Panzer-Aufklärung'-collar-tab-pair (ie. 'Kragenspiegelsatz für Panzer-Aufklärungs-Truppen'-) is as stated above fully matching and both pieces show the brownish-yellow-coloured- (and/or: typical 'buckram'-based-) backings and both show a detailed zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based (and/or identical) skull-device (ie. 'Totenkopf'), period-attached: both skulls have their three (also zinc-based-) prongs in place and are both still firmly period-attached onto the tabs (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair - which has the neat (IMO mid- ie. later-war-period-) 'silk'-like-type- and/or: golden-yellow- (ie. 'goldgelbener'-) coloured piping attached - comes in an IMO surely issued- and/or: once-tunic-attached condition: some of its original, period-stitching (with which it was once tunic-attached) is still visible (as can be seen on the pictures). This very attractive pair originates from a private household in Germany where it was recently found together with the golden-yellow-piped shoulderstrap-pair that I offer under number 47018: both items belonged to the same 'Panzer-Aufklärung'- (ie. reconnaissance-) soldier who wore these insignia and stored them for decades. Simply an excellent 'Panzer-Aufklärung'-type collar-tab pair that is ideally fitted to restore a black-coloured Panzer 'wrap-around'-tunic or to be stored in any cloth-insigna collection. These (matching) collar-tab-pairs can nowadays easily be graded 'rare' and are almost impossible to encounter!

 WH (KM) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen'

WH (KM) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen'

The truly very attractive - and actually rarely seen! - WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen' (or: auxiliary-cruiser war-badge) being a luxuriously executed, neatly maker-marked- and/or: (partly) 'Buntmetall'- ie. zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based example as was produced by the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'Schwerin - Berlin' and that comes in a wonderful and IMO only minimally used- ie. worn, condition. The piece has a neaty golden-coloured- and zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based wreath and shows a seperately attached globe (which is executed in silver-toned- and/or: 'Buntmetall' based metal). It comes naturally mounted on its fully functional and flute-shaped pin (which is of course fully functional) and has a totally unaltered 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 IMO never been cleaned nor polished though). It is - as stated above - a neatly maker-marked example that is unmistaken a quality-procuded piece that can with certainy be attributed to the maker (ie. 'Hersteller') named: 'Schwerin' based in the town of Berlin. It should, moreover, be noted that these (partly) zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink') 'Schwerin'-examples (having a 'Buntmetall'-based globe attached) are actually much more rarely encountered that their entirely 'Buntmetall'-based, counterparts. Simply a very attractive WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Hilfskreuzer-Kriegsabzeichen' that is IMO priced according to its comparative rarity and/or unmistaken desirability!

 'Panzerkampf-Abz. in Silber mit Einsatzzahl 25'

'Panzerkampf-Abz. in Silber mit Einsatzzahl 25'

This is a truly attractive - and in this stunning condition fairly rarely encountered! - example of a: 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber mit Einsatzzahl 25 o. 'Panzerkampfabzeichen der II. Stufe' (or: silver-class panzer assault-badge ie. PAB of the second grade) being a clearly maker- (ie. 'JFS'-) marked- and/or zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based specimen as was produced by the maker: 'Joseph Feix u. Söhne' as based in the town of Gablonz and that comes in an overall very nice- (IMO issued- albeit hardly worn- ie. 'virtually mint'-), condition. The badge on offer here concerns an (IMO fairly early pattern-) zinc- ie. 'Feinzink'-based specimen that truly retains all of its silver-coloured finish (as is not always the case) and that has maintained a very attractive appearance, still showing the expected, very pronounced detail as to be expected. The badge has with certainty never been cleaned nor polished (and is truly not tarnished or alike). The piece retains both its (unaltered) rivets in place and has a fully functional (and of course also not altered!) pin, catch ie. pin-/catch set-up. As stated above, does it deal with a so-called: 'JFS Grade II (25)'-pattern (as is uniquely numbered with the reference-number: '7.2.1.' according to the excellent reference-work entitled: 'The Panzer-Assault badge of WWII' by my Belgian friend Philippe de Bock). The neat piece naturally shows all the details as to be expected for a badge by this particular maker. It was recently found as such at a German private household and was never before part of a collection. It was simply never cleaned nor polished and comes as found. Simply a truly superb and honest 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber mit Einsatzzahl 25 o. 'Panzerkampfabzeichen der II. Stufe' that comes in a truly wonderful and hardly worn condition: I deem that I have priced this 'virtually mint' example accordingly!

 Straps: 'Soldat einer Feuerwerker-Schule'

Straps: 'Soldat einer Feuerwerker-Schule'

This is a very attractive - and/or fully matching! - pair of WH (Heeres), (IMO) early-war period, 'M40'-pattern (rounded-styled-) enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstraps as was piped in the bright-red- (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for - and/or clearly worn by! - a: 'Soldat einerFeuerwerker-Schule' (or simple soldier ie. student who served within an army-artillery related ammunition-schooling institute) and that is (unusually!) showing a pair of green-coloured 'Laschen' period-attached and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn- and/or tunic-removed-), condition. The straps - which are both approximately 11,2 cms. sized in length - have the 'standard-pattern' and/or: darker-green-coloured-, woolen-based 'upperdecks' and have the bright-red- (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured- and/or woolen-type piping ie. branchcolour attached (see pictures). The shoulderstraps show the neat, Gothic-styled- (and/or bright-red-coloured-) so-called: 'FS'-cyphers (which are executed in so-called: 'Kurbelstickerei' as to be expected) denoting that the soldier who wore these straps held the rank-ie. function of: 'Soldat einer Feuerwerker-Schule'. The pair comes mounted on its original tongues and does show some minimal age-, wear and/or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that this pair shows a (firmly- and period-attached!) pair of darker-green-coloured- and woolen-based, so-called: regimental-indicator 'slip-ons' (ie. 'Laschen') attached (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply attractive - and IMO quite early-war-) period, 'Heeres' EM-type, 'Artillerie'-related shoulderstrap-pair that belonged to a: 'Soldat einer Feuerwerker-Schule': I deem that this attractive and with certainty rarely found pair is accordingly priced!

 Waffen-SS NCO-pattern 'BeVo'-collar-tab-set

Waffen-SS NCO-pattern 'BeVo'-collar-tab-set

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, NCO- pattern collar-tab-set (ie. 'Kragenspiegelsatz') comprising of a runic tab and rarely seen rank-tab both examples as executed in (identically styled!) so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern, that both come in an overall very nice- (ie. IMO issued-, worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. It should be noted that the ('BeVo'-woven) black-coloured- and/or linnen-based rank-tabs are x-times more rarely encountered than their runic counterparts and are nowadays almost impossible to encounter. Both tabs have the white-coloured- and/or: 'Buckram'-based 'backing' (as can be seen on the pictures). I know that this set is highly priced, but it should be noted that in 40 years of collecting, I have only encountered a handfull such (matching) sets. This set was found together as such and I will not separate them and therefore only sell them as a pair. The runic-tab shows two (IMO aluminium- based-) pips and two pieces of (specific!) NCO-braid period-attached, denoting that this set was intended to be used by a (high-ranked!) Waffen-SS-NCO ie. 'SS-Sturmscharführer'. Without doubt a very desirable and rarely seen Waffen-SS NCO-collar-tab set!

 'LW-Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'

'LW-Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'

The IMO fairly early- (ie. pre-) war-period- and/or very detailed war-badge (ie. 'LW-Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen' or: observers-war-badge) has IMO only moderately been worn and comes naturally mounted on its fully functional (and fully unaltered) pin- and/or functional catch (ie. catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-black-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached copper-based rivets as is 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-signification (ie. 'A'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Assmann u. Söhne': the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a badge by this particular maker. The piece - which is IMO of the second pattern - is still somewhat stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: 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 (scarcely seen!) blue-coloured etui that shows the (early-pattern-, fully preserved and/or golden-toned) text: '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. The set originates from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands. These attractive and early-period: 'Flugzeug-Beobachter-Abzeichen'-sets can easily be graded: 'scarce'!

 'Cut-out' matching Waffen-SS insignia-set

'Cut-out' matching Waffen-SS insignia-set

The attractive - with certainty very unusually- ie. rarely seen! - piece of a so-called: 'M43-pattern' (Waffen-SS-type) cap comes in a very nice (ie. clearly used- and/or nicely confectioned-), condition: both insignia-pieces are still (period-)mounted on a piece of field-grey-coloured wool that was carefully 'cut-out' of an M43-pattern field-cap (ie. 'Einheitsfeldmütze'). Both insignia-pieces are executed on silverish-grey-coloured linnen as to be expected - are nicely period-folded and still show the (machine-embroidered- ie. 'zig-zag'-type!) stitching with which they were period cap-attached (as can be seen on the pictures). The attractive piece - which was part of my personal collection for years - originates from the USA where it was without doubt brought as a so-called souvenir- ie.: 'veteran-bring-back'-piece after the war. Simply a very attractive Waffen-SS-related, 'BeVo'-style insignia-set that comes still period-mounted on its piece of M43-pattern cap and that can ideally be stored in any Waffen-SS cloth-insignia collection: I deem that I have priced this truly attractive specimen accordingly!

 Broche: 'Östereichischen Frw. Arbeitsdienst'

Broche: 'Östereichischen Frw. Arbeitsdienst'

This is a truly attractive - and actually never before seen! - example of a pre-war-period- and/or genuine silver-based (ie. '900'-stamped), so-called: Austrian FAD (ie. 'Östereichischen Freiwilligen Arbeitsdienst') service-brooch (ie.: 'Ehrenzeichen des Östereichischen Freiwilligen Arbeitsdienstes') being a very detailed- and maker- (ie. 'A. Laredas' Nachf.'-) marked example and that comes in a wonderful- ie. very nicely preserved condition. The piece - which is quite large-sized and having an approximate diameter of 5,2 cms. - comes mounted on its (functional) pin-/catch-set-up (as can be seen on the pictures). It has a very nice (ie. somewhat darkened) age-patina and has with certainty never been cleaned nor polished: it comes as recently found at a private household. The piece - which shows a clearly present makers'-mark ie. logo (as mentioned above) - shows nice and/or pronounced detail but also shows the obvious signs of having been moderately worn (it is still a bit dusty as found and comes as stored for decades). The piece also shows some (undecypherable) inked text and shows an engraved number (presuambly an award- or serial-number!) that reads: '27'. I could not find any reference regarding this interesting piece and am quite convinced that it is a pretty unique and early FAD-related piece. As most likely known was the FAD (or: 'Freiwilligen Arbeitsdienst') the predecessor of the later founded RAD (or: 'Reichsarbeitsdienst'). Simply an attractive example of a (very early-pattern and with certainty rarely seen ie. possibly unique!) so-called: Austrian FAD (ie. 'Freiwilligen Arbeitsdienst') service-brooch that is IMO priced according to its rarity and desirability!

 WH (Heeres) 'Tropenfeldbinde für Offiziere'

WH (Heeres) 'Tropenfeldbinde für Offiziere'

This is a truly stunning, WH (Heeres) 'tropical' (ie. DAK- or 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'-) related- officers'-type belt- and buckle set (aka: 'Tropenfeldbinde für Offiziere'), comprising of neat (alumium-based and/or field-grey-/greenish- coloured) buckle which comes mounted on a - approximately 99 cms.-long sized - belt that is maker-marked (hard to read) and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. virtually mint- and/or unissued-), condition. The neat - and very detailed! - buckle, which is as stated an unmarked specimen (as always) retains almost all of its original (fairly 'matted') greenish- ie. field-grey finish and still has superb detail (there is no real damage nor wear visible: just some mininal traces of having been minimal handled ie. moderately used over the years). The buckle was IMO never cleaned and shows some minimal dirt and aging: it has as stated lost some of its green-painted finish over the years (IMO simply caused by handling as stated above). These belt-buckles saw only limited usage within the DAK (or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps') but saw also usage in the later-war years (Balkan- and/or Mediterranean) combat-areas. The - truly mustard-green-coloured - belt - which is maker-marked and/or presumably dated as can be seen on the photo's measures approximately 99 cms. in length (something that is also reflected in the ink-stamp '100' on the back of the leather-based tongue). Moreover, are both webbing-based 'lashes' also present and in place (something that is most certainly not always the case!). The belt itself is as mentioned in an equally very nice condition: it only shows some minimal staining. The metal catch is also equally green-/ie. field-grey coloured (and totally matches as such the buckle). The set was most certainly worn as such and came as such from a private household in the USA: it was never before part of a collection. Simply a very nice (and fully matching!) tropical officers'-type belt-/buckle set that is IMO priced according to its superb condition: hard to find a better and matching set for a better price!

 Table-medal: 'Panzer-Auklärungs-Abt. 40'

Table-medal: 'Panzer-Auklärungs-Abt. 40'

These very attractive commemorative table-medals - as executed in (light-weight-) metal (ie. so-called: 'Kriegsmetall') and having an approximate diameter of 5 cms. - were designed by the famous TR-artist Dr. Richard Klein and were disseminated ie. awarded on a very limited scale. The medals were constructed (and dissiminated) by a private person (ie. being the WH (Heeres) officer ie. 'Oberstleutnant' by the name of Rolf Grams) and were as such non-official awards. These medals existed in five different versions and were only produced by the Deschler-company in München (as is the example on offer here). All five versions show the detailed face of a simple soldier wearing a steel-helmet, surrounded by a text and all five versions differed on their respective backs: they were awarded on a very limited scale (some sources speak of only 200 awards per medal only!). The medal on offer here was specifically (and merely!) intended for the staff of the: 'Panzer-Auklärungs-Abteilung 40' (being a part of the: '14. Panzer-Division') and shows a divisional-emblem flanked by the dates: '15.8.40 - 15.4.42'. It is also neatly maker-marked: 'Deschler-München' and bears the initials of the designer 'RK' (as can be seen on the pictures). The medal on offer was never cleaned nor polished and retains a minimally tarnished 'age-patina': it retains truly pronounced detail. The medal was recently found at a private household in Germany and was never before part of any collection: it came as stored for decades and was found stored in its (genuine!) darker-blue coloured (and semi-leather-based-) etui. This etui - which is approximately sized: 11 x 11 cms. sized - also bears the: 'Deschler & Sohn - München'-makers'-designation and comes in an equally wonderfull condition: it retains a fully preserved, light-yellow- (ie. white-coloured-) inlay (see pictures). Regrettably, are most of these so-called: 'Nichttragbare Erinnerungsmedaillen des Heeres' which are offered on todays' market copies: this is naturally a 100% genuine, period-piece for which I naturally provide a life-long garuantee (as always). I dare to suggest that these genuine examples are truly of extreme rarity and are almost never offered for sale: I deem that this extremely attractive award is therefore with certainty accordingly priced!

 WH (LW) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' by: 'A'

WH (LW) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' by: 'A'

The IMO early- (ie. mid-) war period- and/or very detailed war-badge has IMO been minimally 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!) truly bluish-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached- (and unaltered!) rivets (as is 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 Luftwaffe war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-signification (ie. 'A'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Assmann u. Söhne' based in the town of Lüdenscheid: the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a genuine badge by this particular maker. The piece is just minimally stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bright silver-coloured wreath and/or bluish-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance (and still retains a fair bit of its high-polished sides ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). It should be noted that these attractive, 'Tombak'-based, LW-'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' by the 'Assmann'-company can easily be graded: 'scarce' and are not that easily encountered: I deem that I have priced this attractive piece according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' by 'Otto Klein & Co.'

'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' by 'Otto Klein & Co.'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or moderately used - example of a neatly maker- (ie. '134'-marked-) example of WH (Heeres, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe etc.) 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' (or DKiG ie. German Cross in gold) being a regular (ie. IMO 'lighter'-weight) piece that was with certainty produced by the: 'Otto Klein & Co.'-company as based in the town of Hanau 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 and hollow-styled-) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '134' in place (present on the back of the cross) 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 IMO is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning lighter-weight 'Otto Klein'-example that is actually hard to be upgraded and IMO accordingly priced!

 'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe'

'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe'

The very attractive 'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe' (or: civil-service honorary medal of the third class) is IMO executed in golden-coloured, 'Buntmetall'-based metal and is a very detailed and/or pronounced example that retains a fully preserved (and undamaged!) enamelled surface (as can be seen on the pictures). It came together with its original ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') and/or: medal-bar (ie. 'Feld- o. Bandspange') as issued and/or stored for decades. The award has a truly nice, somewhat 'shiny', age-patina and is also a tiny bit dirty but was IMO never cleaned nor polished (see pictures). The medal came together with its neatly pre-folded- and/or full-length (ie. 25 cms.-sized-) piece of (truly bright-red-coloured- ie. not-faded-) ribbon and accompanying 'Feld- o. Bandspange' (ie. single-pieced ribbon-bar) as issued and/or recently found. The medal was with certainty issued as such and was IMO hardly used nor even mounted: it was stored as such for decades. The set came stored in its (typical) bright-red-coloured- and semi-leather-based etui (that comes in an equally nicely preserved condition). I deem that this is a high-quality produced example as was produced by the famous maker: 'Gebr. Godet' based in the town of Berlin (something that can naturally be elaborated by the presence of the impressed makers'-stamp on the back of the etui (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply an attractive (and complete!) example of an attractive: 'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe' that will be hard to be upgraded and that is accordingly priced!

 WH (Luftwaffe) 'Beobachter-Abzeichen'

WH (Luftwaffe) 'Beobachter-Abzeichen'

The IMO early- (ie.pre-) war period- and/or very detailed war-badge has IMO been moderately worn and comes naturally mounted on its fully functional (and fully unaltered) pin- and/or functional catch (ie. catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-black-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached copper-based rivets as is 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-signification (ie. 'A'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Assmann u. Söhne': the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a badge by this particular maker. The piece - which is IMO of the second pattern - is still somewhat stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bright silver-coloured wreath and/or bluish-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance. These attractive and early-period: ''Beobachter-Abzeichen' can easily be graded: 'scarce'!

 Waffen-SS Norwegian 'volunteer'-arm-shield

Waffen-SS Norwegian 'volunteer'-arm-shield

This is an attractive - and truly rarely seen! - example of a Waffen-SS, Norwegian 'volunteer'-arm-shield (ie. 'Ärmelschild') as was intended for usage by soldiers of (amongst others) the: '6. Gebirgs-Division der SS' (“Nord”) depicting the 'red/white/blue'-colours ie. Norwegian national flag and that comes in a virtually mint- (ie. unissued and IMO never tunic-attached-), condition: it does, however, show some minimal fraying on the sides (as is more often the case). The shield retains very vivid colours and is of the later (1943/1944-period-) type and most certainly originates from the famous 'Dachau' depots. It should be noted that the Norwegian 'Dachau-type'-arm-shields rank amongst the rarest of the extensive series. Simply a nice occasion to acquire a 100% guaranteed original, Norwegian-related volunteer-armshield that will be hard to be upgraded!

 Waffen-SS, EM-type buckle by: 'JFS'

Waffen-SS, EM-type buckle by: 'JFS'

The truly very attractive (and naturally steel-based-) belt-buckle comes in a minimally used ie. worn condition but still retains most of its original-applied silverish-coloured- and/or sprayed finish: the piece was simply moderately used and/or worn (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some minimal dirt and/or evident staining (it has however most certainly not been polished nor cleaned). The buckle has still a very detailed appearance and retains a very nice and/or decent, somewhat tarnished age-patina (see pictures). The buckle a is typical, maker- (ie. 'JFS'- ie. 'Josef Feix u. Söhne'-) marked example that shows the impressed 'JFS'-stamp (as can be seen on the pictures). As certainly known are these original, steel-based SS buckles nowadays getting really hard to find, especially if one prefers such a neat and/or only minimally used 'JFS'-example as the one on offer!

 WH (Heeres) officers-straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

WH (Heeres) officers-straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

This is a truly attractive - and/or fully matching and with certainty rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) officers'-type-, 'cyphered' shoulderboard-pair (showing a rarely observed, regular-sized- and/or golden-toned 'GD'-cypher-pair attached!) as was intended for an: 'Oberleutnant eines Infanterie-Abteilungs' who served within the famous 'Gross-Deutschland'-division, and that comes in an overall very nice condition. The shoulder- boards - which are piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour - are (unusually!) executed in 'smooth-type' linnen-based material (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards - which are approximately 10,7 cms. sized each - have the greyish-coloured- (ie. truly sub-dued) 'upperdecks' and come mounted on their functional (small-sized- and equally linnen-based-) tongues attached. As stated above have the boards a pair of matching-, regular-sized- and/or neatly golden-toned- albeit somewhat tarnished 'GD'-cyphers and two (golden-toned-, regular-sized- and IMO zinc-based-) pips attached denoting the officers-rank of: 'Oberleutnant' (or: lieutnant first-class). The neat cyphers still retain both their original prongs in place and retain a nice golden-toned- ie. tarnished finish (see pictures). The pair was IMO issued but possibly never worn (as can be deducted from the present condition and not- or hardly used tongues). This pair originated from a larger cloth- ie. insignia-collection I recently acquired. Simply a very attractive and rarely encountered 'cyphered' officers'-type shoulderboard-pair that belonged to an infantry-officer who served within a famous WH 'elite'-regiment!

 'Ärmelstreifen': 'Afrikakorps'

'Ärmelstreifen': 'Afrikakorps'

This is a truly very attractive - and IMO issued and/or once tunic-attached - example of a WH (Heeres) cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') entitled: 'Afrikakorps', being a truly rarely seen example as executed in greyish-coloured lettering on a black-coloured linnen background (as was IMO exclusively produced for usage by the 'Panzer-Truppen') and that comes in an overall very nice- and/or non-shortened- ie. full-length, condition). The piece is as stated above never shortened and measures approximately 44 cms. in length. As usual, are both ends 'unfinished' and do show some normal ie. minimal fraying as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). This example was stored as such for years by the veteran to whom it was issued. The piece was never cleaned and shows some mininal age and/or staining simply caused by moderate wear and/or decades of storage: it was never in a collection before and came as such from a private household. These black-coloured 'Afrikakorps'-cuff-titles were IMO exclusively produced for usage by the 'Panzer-Truppen' (and were for example worn on the black-coloured 'Panzer', 'wrap-around'-tunics). Simply a superb and truly very rarely seen example of this desirable 'Afrikakorps'-cuff-title!

 WH (Heeres) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield

WH (Heeres) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield

This is a truly very attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield, being a very detailed example as was executed in greyish-silver-toned (non-magnetic) metal (ie. 'Buntmetall') and that comes in an issued- (albeit IMO never worn- nor 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 was presumably constructed of a piece of field-grey-coloured 'Heeres'-type wool) is, however, missing (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 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 IMO early-war-period, 'Heeres' 'Narvik'-campaign-shield that is IMO accordingly priced!

 EM-type-, Waffen-SS cuff-title: 'Westland'

EM-type-, Waffen-SS cuff-title: 'Westland'

This is a truly very attractive - and naturally 100% original and fairly rarely encountered! - early- (ie. mid-) war-pattern-, EM-type-, 'RzM'-pattern, Waffen-SS cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') depicting the machine-woven Latin-script text in silver-greyish-coloured linnen and still retaining its period-attached 'RzM'-etiket as was intended for a member ie. European volunteer who served within the: 'SS-Regiment "Westland" (being a regiment within the '5. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking") and that comes in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued- and/or never worn-), condition. The truly full-length cuff-title (approx. 48/49 cms. sized in length) has the typical reverse- and 7 silver-coloured 'strands' and shows all details of an original, period-produced specimen as to be expected. It shows the 'off-factory'-stitched ends. This cuff-title was with certainty never worn nor tunic-attached and can easily be graded 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'. It should be noted that this specific regimental cuff-title is one of the more rarely seen examples of the extensive SS-cuff-titles-series: it was (amongst others) extensively worn by the Dutch Waffen-SS volunteers. Simply a great opportunity to acquire an attractive and truly rarely encountered Waffen-SS 'RzM'-type cuff-title for a competitive price: I have seen these minty "Westland"-cuff-titles sell for much more than my asking-price!

 WH (Heeres) straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

WH (Heeres) straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

This is a truly very attractive - and matching and rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres), mid-war-period (ie. 'M43'-pattern-) neatly 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstraps, as piped in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and with certaintuy used by! - a: 'Feldwebel eines Inf.-Rgts. der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or: infantry-sergeant who with certainty served in an infantry-related unit within the “Grossdeutschland”-Division) and that comes in an overall very nice (albeit moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat and very desirable shoulderstraps - which have the 'standard'-pattern-, field-grey-coloured- and/or: woolen-based 'upperdecks' - have the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type piping attached. The straps which measure approximately 11,4 cms. in length each, come mounted on their functional tongues and come as stated above in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The straps are a clear example of a 'standard-issued'-pattern pair and show a matching pair of (greyish-silver-toned- and zinc ie. 'Feinzink'-based-) so-called: 'GD'-cyphers attached (as can be seen on the pictures). Both cyphers retain their (period) prongs, however, one of the prongs comes loose from the 'cypher' (it is however still present as can be seen on the pictures). Next to this has this pair the (bright) silver-toned NCO-braid and two (matching and also zinc-based) pips attached denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Feldwebel' (or sergeant). The straps come out-of my personal collection and show - as stated above - only moderate usage ie. wear (just some moderate age, dust and/or staining is visible and/or present). In any case is this a superb occasion to acquire a very attractive and desirable NCO-type, 'M43'-pattern and neatly 'cyphered', 'Infanterie'-related GD-shoulderstrap-pair: one of the nicest such “GD“-shoulderstrap-pairs I ever had on offer!

 WH (Heeres Panzer) 'T-shaped'-trapezoid

WH (Heeres Panzer) 'T-shaped'-trapezoid

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely seen! - example of a WH (Heeres) so-called: 'T-shaped'- (ie. 'M42-pattern'-) cap-eagle/cocarde (ie. 'Mützentrapez' or: trapezoid-shaped cap-eagle) as was specifically produced for usage on the (impopular) black-coloured, 'M-42'-model 'Panzer'-side-caps (ie. 'Schiffchen') and that comes in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued- and/or never cap-attached-), condition. The piece is neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo'-weave-pattern and was never confectioned nor cap-attached: it comes 'as straightly cut-off the role' and simply cannot be upgraded. The patch is executed in bluish-grey-coloured linnen on a typical, black-coloured (and/or also linnen-based-) background (as can be seen on the pictures). As most certainly known were these neat cap-trapezoids specifically produced for usage on the impopular 'M-42'-model side-caps (ie. 'Schiffchen') but were also used on the much more popular 'M43'-model 'Panzer'-caps (ie. 'Einheitsfeldmützen für Panzertruppen'). It should be noted that these 'M-42'-model 'Panzer'-side-cap-eagles rank amongst the most difficult to find specimen of the extensive series!

 Waffen-SS 'Kragenspiegelsatz Uscha.'

Waffen-SS 'Kragenspiegelsatz Uscha.'

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, enlisted-mens'- (ie. NCO-) pattern collar-tab set ('Kragenspiegelsatz') comprising of a runic tab and rarely seen rank-tab both examples as executed in so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern, that both come in an overall very nice- (ie. IMO issued-, worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. It should be noted that the ('BeVo'-woven) black-coloured- and/or linnen-based rank-tabs are x-times more rarely encountered than their runic counterparts and are nowadays almost impossible to encounter. The runes-tab has the white-couloured- and/or: 'Buckram'-based 'backing' whereas the rank-tab shows a (typical) brownish-couloured 'backing' something that is more often observed (as can be seen on the pictures). The rank-tab shows a tiny (pink-coloured) stain (as can be seen on the pictures). I know that this set is highly priced, but it should be noted that in 40 years of collecting, I have only encountered a handfull such (matching) sets. This set was found together as such and I will not separate them and therefore only sell them as a pair. The runic-tab shows a (period-attached-, zinc- ie. Feinzink- based-) pip, denoting that this set was intended to be used by a Waffen-SS-NCO ie. 'SS-Unterscharführer'. Without doubt a truly nice and rarely seen Waffen-SS rank-tab set!

 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen in Stoff'

'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen in Stoff'

This is a truly very attractive and/or pronounced, hand-embroidered example of an WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' (or: pilots'-badge) that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used ie. IMO worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The attractive - and most certainly rarely encountered! - piece has simply extraordinary detail and is wonderfully executed in silver-braid: it is a clear example of the great crafmenship employed in the days. The award - which has been executed on fine-structured, LW-officers'-type wool - has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina' and is backed with black-coloured linnen (as more often). It originated from a private household in Germany and once belonged to a (regrettably) unidentified pilot. These cloth-based versions were preferred by the NCOs and/or officers 'stationed in the field' for obvious reasons. I should be also noted that these hand-embroidered versions are actually much more rarely encountered than their metal counterparts. Simply a very attractive example of this desirable Luftwaffe-award that is IMO priced according to its wonderful condition: I do not know another such beautiful example for sale!

 'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' by: 'A.G.M.u.K.'

'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' by: 'A.G.M.u.K.'

This is a very attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - example of a so-called: 'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' (or bronze-class close-combat clasp ie. CCC), being a nicely maker- (ie. 'A.G.M.u.K.'-) marked- and/or minimally converse-shaped specimen that was produced by the: 'Hersteller' (ie. maker): 'A.G.M.u.K.' (or: 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Metall- u. Kunststoff') and that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only minilally used ie. worn-), condition. The piece - which has a very detailed and/or pronounced appearance as to be expected - is as stated above - a neatly maker-marked specimen bearing the makers'-signification: 'A.G.M.u.K.', denoting that it deals with a piece as was produced by the: 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Metall- u. Kunststoff'-company based in the town of Gablonz. The 'Spange' is as stated minimally converse-shaped and shows a flute-shaped - and/or copper-toned - pin (and/or catch-/catch-set-up), both which are of course still present and/or fully functional. The clasp - which is executed in zinc-based metal ie. 'Feinzink' - retains almost all of its original (light-coloured-) brownish-bronze-toned finish and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. The firmly 'crimped' (bluish-coloured-) metal-based 'back-plate' is naturally also present and in place. The piece was found as such at a private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply a very attractive example of a bronze-class 'Nahkampfspange' that will be very hard to be upgraded: it should be noted that original examples of this neat combat-award are nowadays getting hard to get. An identical example is also described in Thomas Durantes' excellent reference-work entitled: 'The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II' wherein it is given the unique reference-number: '1.1.1 large font CCC - indented crimp backplate'. I deem that I did price this neat example according to its overall superb and/or fully untouched condition!

 WH (LW) 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen'

WH (LW) 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen'

The very attractive - and truly rarely seen! - LW-war-badge truly retains most (ie. all!) of its period-applied 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 Luftwaffe-war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-signification (ie. 'BSW'- so-called: 'Kleeblatt'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Brüder Schneider' based in the Austrian town of Wien (Vienna): 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!) truly 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 catch and typical pin (-set-up). The piece is just minimally stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bluish-coloured wreath and/or bright-golden-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance (and still retain most of their 'off-factory' high-polished sides ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). It should, moreover, be noted that these very attractive, 'Tombak'-based, 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen' by the 'BSW'-company can easily be graded: 'very rare' and are not that easily encountered: I deem that I have priced this attractive piece according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or 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. IMO 'heavy'-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 and hollow-styled) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '20' in place (present on the inside 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 IMO is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning regular-weight 'Zimmermann'-example that is actually hard to be upgraded!

 'SS-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe'

'SS-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe'

The attractive (and/or non-maker-marked-) medal is a very attractive and/or truly detailed piece that retains almost all of its fairly 'frosted'-styled, darkened- and bronze-toned finish as issued. The medal - which is as always executed in so-called: 'Buntmetall' - comes together with its (as always fairly wide-sized-) cornflower-blue-coloured ribbon as to be expected. This ribbon measures approximately 17 cms. and does show some minimal staining: I deem that it was once mounted onto the ribbon but came in a nicely folded condition. The medal comes mounted on its typically shaped ring (ie. 'Tropfenöse') and has most certainly never been cleaned - it shows some minimal tarnish - and has an immaculate (ie. fully undamaged-) bronze-coloured age-patina (see pictures). Simply a very attractive example of the: 'SS-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe' that is almost impossible to be upgraded!

 Miniature: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Gold'

Miniature: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Gold'

This is a truly attractive - and actually very rarely encountered! - 20-mm.-sized miniature of a: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schwerten in Gold' (or: Spanish cross in gold with swords) being a very attractive non-maker-marked- and/or very detailed and pronounced example that comes in a wonderfull condition. The neat and very detailed 'Halbminiatur' - which comes mounted on its functional (copper-coloured- and long-sized-) pin is a superb golden-coloured- and/or pronounced (and 'Buntmetall'-based-) specimen that is constructed in multi-pieces (just as its regular-sized counterparts). The miniature award truly retains all of its golden-toned (ie. minimally darkened-) finish and is IMO only minimally worn (but was certainly never cleaned nor polished). The attractive piece originates from a private household in Germany and was never in collectors'-hands. Simply a superb example of this rarely encountered and/or very decorative miniature-award which is IMO accordingly priced!

 WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge

WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge

I recently uncovered a superb (ie. nicely period-folded- and/or confectioned-) example of a WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge, being an attractive and/or clearly tunic-removed example as executed in the 'BeVo'-weave-pattern and that comes mounted on its (cut-out!) piece of white-coloured-, linnen-based tunic-cloth. The piece is neatly executed in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern and does show some age, wear and/or minimal staining. These decorative (arm-)badges were worn on the right upper-sleeve by the troops that were attached to the various 'Ski-Jäger' (ie. rifle-) regiments (being some sort of mid-war-period-, mountain-troop-related, infantry-units). As probably known are these desirable 'Heeres' insignia-pieces heavingly copied and they exist even on a tropical- and/or even white-coloured background: these latter are pure fantasy-pieces and I deem only the model as offered here as the one that was truly issued and/or used. Naturally, will I provide a 100% life-time garuantee on the originality of this piece. I deem that I have priced this example according to its obvious rarity and/or desirability. Simply a great occasion to acquire a nicely folded- and/or confectioned example of a genuine WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge!

 Waffen-SS-type armshield entitled: 'Latvia'

Waffen-SS-type armshield entitled: 'Latvia'

This is a truly rarely encountered example of a so-called 'semi-BeVo'-pattern ie. 'Waffen-SS-type' armshield entitled: 'Latvia', as was intended for usage by the members of the so-called: 'Latvian Legion' and later the: '15. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS' (or: 'Lettische nr.1') that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used and clearly tunic-removed-), condition. The shield comes as stated above in a clearly used and/or tunic-removed condition (it is however not 'trimmed' but just folded into shape) and rates as one of the more difficult SS-type shields to encounter. The used 'weave' technique is very nice and similar to the German 'BeVo'-style technique. The shield shows some minimal wear and/or age and is minimally stained simply caused by moderated usage and/or wear. Simply a very nice and most certainly rarely encountered foreign-volunteer-related item: only the second such rare item I ever had on offer!