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 'Traditions- o. Erinnerungsabzeichen'

WH 'Traditions- o. Erinnerungsabzeichen'

This is a truly attractive - and decorative and with certainty rarely encountered! - example of a multi-coloured- and/or neatly enamelled, WH (Heeres o. Kriegs- marine ie. IMO possibly 'Küstenartillerie'-related-) lapel-pin (ie. so-called: 'Traditions- o. Erinnerungsabzeichen') depicting a (black-coloured-) winged-shell symbol and (red-coloured-) swastika on a white coloured background and that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. The neatly constructed circular pin has an approximate diameter of 2,5 cms. and can size-wise be compared to an NSDAP membership lapel-pin - is constructed from golden-coloured- (and IMO 'Buntmetall'-based-) metal: it is a tiny bit dirty but retains a truly nice age-patina without showing any damage (some minimal scratching and/or wear is however visible, IMO simply caused by having been worn and/or used). The piece comes mounted on its (functional and unaltered-) pin-/catch-attachment and is, moreover, neatly marked on its back: 'Hoffstätter-Bonn' and/or: 'Ges. Gesch.'-marked (as can be seen on the pictures). I could regrettably not find any reference for this attractive lapel-pin. These neat insignia-pieces were possibly used on the sides of the various (naval) headgear. I recently received some feed-back on this rare insignia and herein it was stated that these decorative badges are also known as: 'Waffenring der Flugabwehr' ie. 'Flakwaffenring'. Without doubt an attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - so-called: Heeres ie. Kriegsmarine-reated 'Traditions- o. Erinnerungsabzeichen' that would merit further investigative work!

 Waffen-SS, aluminium-based EM/NCO-type buckle

Waffen-SS, aluminium-based EM/NCO-type buckle

This is a truly very attractive - and in this virtually mint condition actually rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, aluminium-based-, enlisted-mens'- (ie. NCO-type-) belt-buckle being a neatly maker- (ie. 'RzM - 822/38 SS'-) marked example (= being most likely a producers'-code as was used by 'Richard Sieper & Söhne' ie. the: 'R.S.&.S.'-company based in the town of Lüdenscheid) that comes in a very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. possibly unissued), condition. The piece still has still extraordinary detail and is totally void of any damage or wear (as can be seen on the pictures). These (rather 'soft'-based-) aluminium belt-buckles are often truly 'worn-out' whereas this example on offer here has very nice and pronounced (and as stated undamaged!) details. The inside shows some normal dust-staining as acquired over the years. The stamp is very pronounced and clear. This example is not cleaned nor polished and still retains almost all of its protective 'sprayed' finish (something that is actually unusual). I am of course aware of the fact that these aluminium 'SS-belt-buckles' are regrettably also copied at a large scale: this example is naturally a fine and 100% genuine specimen and has all characteristics of a fine original aluminium example. Simply a superb Waffen-SS belt-buckle that is IMO priced according to its stunning condition!

 'Bakelite' WH binoculars (ie. 'Dienstglas 6 x 30'

'Bakelite' WH binoculars (ie. 'Dienstglas 6 x 30'

This is an honest - and with certainty rarely encountered! - piece of personal WH-equipment: a very attractive, 'standard-issue'-pattern, WH binoculars (ie. 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30') as was executed in (reddish-brown-coloured-) 'Bakelite' and that comes in full working- and undamaged order. The pair is complete as found (having undamaged 'Bakelite'-based eyecups) and comes without any damage whatsoever (which is actually not that common for these fragile equipment-pieces). The piece is, however, clearly used and shows normal traces of wear. The top is neatly marked with a three-digit makers'-code: 'CXN' (signiying that it was produced by the 'Busch' company, based in Ratenow and has the (undamaged) inscription: 'Dienstglas 6x30'. This one is still clear of sight and sharp and would even serve as a 'day-to-day' usable pair of binoculars. Of additional interest, is also the fact that this piece came still mounted on its functional, natural- (ie. black-coloured-) and souple carrying-strap (that shows a rubber-based lense-cover firmly attached) as issued and/or used. The piece shows its metal-based parts in the (standard) yellowish-coloured paint (ie. 'Einheitsfarbe') of which most is still present (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive and honest piece of WH-equipment that is IMO priced according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability. Only the first such neat equiment-item I ever had on offer!

 DAK EM-type shoulderstraps: 'Pz-Grenadiere'

DAK EM-type shoulderstraps: 'Pz-Grenadiere'

This is a truly attractive - fully matching and with certainty very rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'tropical'- (ie. early-war-period- and/or truly DAK- or 'Deutsches Afrikakorps'-) related, pair of enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstraps, as was piped in the neat bright-green- (ie. 'hellgrüner'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and with certainty worn by! - a: 'Soldat der Panzer-Grenadier-Truppen' (or simple soldier who served within an army rifle-regiment- ie. unit), that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. slightly worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which each measure approximately 11 cms. in length - have the neat bright-green- (ie. 'hellgrüner'-) coloured and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type piping attached and come on their functional tongues as issued and/or most certainly worn. The straps come in a fully 'text-book' condition and have the somewhat greenish- ie. mustard- coloured and/or linnen-based 'upperdecks' as to be expected. The straps are, moreover, 'backed' with 'earthen-brown'- (ie. mustard-) coloured wool, something that is more often encountered with genuine (and early-period!) tropical- ie. DAK- (or 'Deutsches Afrikakorps'-) related shoulderstraps. The straps are IMO only minimally worn (they are just somewhat faded ie. slightly stained caused by regular usage) and come in a truly great condition overall. The pair has never been cleaned and still shows some dirt ie. staining as caused by years of storage. As most certainly known are most DAK-shoulderboards offered on todays' market copies: this is naturally a fine and 100% genuine, period pair for which I give a life-time garuantee (as always). Simply a superb - and as most certainly known very rarely encountered! - early, tropical-pattern, 'Panzer-Grenadiere'-related EM-type shoulderstrap-pair: only the fisrt such rare and desirable pair I ever had on offer!

 WH (Kriegsmarine) belt-buckle

WH (Kriegsmarine) belt-buckle

This is a very difficult and scarce buckle to encounter: a truly very nicely preserved example of a WH (Kriegsmarine) bright-golden-toned- (ie. 'feuervergoldetes'), aluminium-based-, belt-buckle that comes mounted on its original leather-based 'tab', as was produced by the: 'R.S.& S.' (= 'Richard Sieper u. Söhne') company in 1938, in very nice- (albeit minimally used- and/or worn-), condition. The company: 'R.S.& S. was IMO the only producer of this type of buckle. The buckle comes in a slightly used condition - showing some minimal wear and scratching as usually encountered - but still has most of its golden finish remaining (which is rarely the case!) and is in great shape overall: I would grade the piece as truly 'very nice'. As always, does the buckle bears the company logo: 'R.S. & S'. (as usual visible under the catch) and is just a bit dirty and was never cleaned nor polished. The (natural-coloured-) leather tab is also in a nice and/or souple condition: it bears the oval 'R.S.& S.'-production-stamp and shows a clear date: '1938'. (The tab shows some minimal staining - and comes a tiny bit loose of the buckle (as can be seen on the pictures, however, nothing that shocking). Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that the tab shows a clearly present 'Marine-Abnahme'-stamp comprising of a capital 'M'-character with above an eagle-symbol (which is not always the case). The buckle is expensive but IMO fully worth its money: it will be hard to find a better example for a better price!

 WH (Luftwaffe) General-officers' summer-type eagl

WH (Luftwaffe) General-officers' summer-type eagl

This is a truly very attractive - and very rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) aluminium-based- and/or golden-toned general-officers'-type breast-eagle, being a very detailed and/or maker- (ie. 'A'-) marked piece as was specifically intended for usage on the white-coloured summer tunics, in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. The eagle - which is a very detailed and/or neatly maker- (ie. 'A'-) marked so-called: 'Assmann u. Söhne' piece - also bears the impressed 'D.R.G.M.'-patent-pending mark on its back (as can be seen on the pictures). It is constructed of very shiny (ie. off-factory polished!) aluminium-based metal: this typical glossy finish is also referred to as being: 'feuervergoldet'. The eagle - which has naturally a functional pin- and catch (-set-up) - has - as stated - great pronounced detail and was IMO never cleaned nor polished: it was IMO minimally or even not at all worn. As possibly known are also these breast-eagles regrettably copied (most times being the cast, iron- ie. aluminium ones which are clearly stamped 'A' (= Assmann) in the centre on the back: this one is as stated of course a 100% garuanteed and original example. The maker-mark (comprising of the 'A'-logo and/or 'D.R.G.M.'-text) is most certainly present (albeit vaguely visible) on the upper-right corner (visible on the back - see pictures). Simply a very decorative - and very rarely encountered! - general-officers'-type Luftwaffe breast-eagle as was produced by the 'Assmann'-company: only the first such rare example I ever had on offer!

 Armband 'Im Dienste der Waffen-SS'

Armband 'Im Dienste der Waffen-SS'

This is a truly stunning - and actually very rarely encountered! - golden-yellow coloured and linnen-based armband (or 'Armbinde') entitled: 'Im Dienste der Waffen-SS', in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn. These neat pieces were intended for usage by the various non-uniformed troops serving under the jurisdiction of the 'Waffen-SS' ie. 'Sicherheitsdienst' (or 'SD'). The armband - which measures in total 38 cms. in length - is in an overall very nice, albeit moderately used, condition and shows some minimal age and/or staining. The piece is beautifully woven using a specific (almost 'BeVo'-like!) weave-technique. It should be noted that these examples having the added wording: 'Im Dienste der... ' are much more rarely encountered than there counterparts that only show the text: 'Waffen-SS'. Simply a very nice and rarely encountered armband: only the first such example I have ever encountered!

 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or moderately - 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 (light-weight) piece that was with certainty produced by the: 'C.F. Zimmermann'-company 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!) enamelled surface (ie. swastika-area) that just shows some minimal wear and/or scratches (something that can be clearly 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 (fully unaltered) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '20' in place (present on the back of the flute-shaped pin) and comes as expected on its fully functional (and equally unaltered!) catch- ie. pin-set-up in place. Simply a very attractive - and naturally 100% genuine! - example of a high-class award - only second in grade to a Knights Cross or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes'! - that IMO is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning 'Zimmermann'-example that is actually hard to be upgraded!

 Spanish 'Blue Division'-arm-shield

Spanish 'Blue Division'-arm-shield

The shield on offer here was with certainy worn and was (with certainty carefully!) tunic-removed: it was nicely trimmed and/or folded and still shows the signs of having been moderately worn (see pictures). It is void of any damage and does show some minimal age ie. staining caused by moderate wear and/or decades of storage. These - original - 'official'- and/or German-produced, Spanish 'Blue Division'-arm-shields as executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. of German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo') are considered extremely rare (and are nowadays hardly offered for sale something that IMO merits its asking price). Simply a very attractive and rarely encountered piece of German-made volunteer-related- cloth-insignia: only the second such truly 'worn- and/or tunic-removed'-example I ever had on offer!

 Superb example of a 'Wiederholungs Spange EKI'

Superb example of a 'Wiederholungs Spange EKI'

This is a truly superb example of a - very early! - so-called: 'Wiederholungs Spange EKI' (or bar to the WWI IC 1st class) as was produced by the: 'B.H. Mayer' company, that comes in its (equally rarely encountered!) black-coloured and/or simulated leather etui as issued, in overall very nice (and IMO only minimally used- ie. worn-) condition. The beautiful piece still retains most of its so-called: 'high-polished sides (or 'Hochpolierte Kanten') and is very detailed and/or pronounced. Naturally is the original pin/catch set-up present and/or fully functional: the piece is however not hall- or maker-marked (which is common for these by 'B.H. Mayer'-produced examples) but shows all the typical characteristics for an award by this maker. It deals with a so-called: early version that lacks the veins in the wing-feathers (see pictures). The piece was stored in its etui for decades and very well preserved: I deem that the award was most certainly handed-out but was hardly worn nor used. The badge has of course never been cleaned nor polished and has a very nice and truly 'frosted' appearance. The simulated leather etui is in an equally great condition and retains a full (silver-coloured-) illustration of the badge on the top as to be expected. Simply one of the best such 'Wiederholungs Spange'-sets that I ever had on offer: I have priced it according to its obvious rarity and/or stunning condition!

 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Freies Indien'

'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Freies Indien'

This particular volunteer-armshield shows a jumping tiger -symbol with above the German text: 'Freies Indien' (ie. liberated India) and is neatly woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave-technique and comes as recently found: being clearly used and/or carefully tunic-removed (see pictures). This particular example is truly one of rarest 'BeVo'-type volunteer arm-shields to encounter and the first and only such example I ever had on offer in a ten-year period (I have a similar piece in my private collection). This shield is as stated in a clearly used- and/or tunic-removed condition (it shows moderate wear and/or fair aging ie. minimal staining but is totally void of any damage or alike as can be seen on the pictures). It is very different from the many copies that are regrettably in existance today. These - original - 'official' arm-shields as executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'!) can be easily considered 'extremely rare': nicely worn ie. tunic-removed examples are even more difficult to encounter!

 WH (LW) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen'

WH (LW) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen'

This is a truly very attractive and/or very pronounced example of an early-period- and/or: 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'-) based WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen', being a neatly maker-marked- (ie. full-text-variant!) as was produced by the company: 'Brüder Schneider - Wien', in overall very nice, albeit moderately used and/or worn-, condition. The neat - and most certainly rarely encountered! - piece has simply extraordinary detail and truly retains most of its original silver- and/or bluish-toned finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is as stated a neat maker- (ie. 'Brüder Schneider - Wien'-) marked example and it should be known that these early-period-, 'full-text-variant' FFAs rank amongst the more rarely FFAs to encounter. The badge is as stated above IMO moderately worn but truly shows great character and/or fine, pronounced detail as to be expected by such a high-quality piece. It should be mentioned that this is a truly early-period produced example something that can easily be corroborated by the full-text: 'Brüder Schneider - Wien' as is visible on the back: the later-war period FFAs by this particular maker always showed the more often encountered: 'BSW'-logo taking the format of a clover. The badge is naturally in great shape ie. order: the pin, catch- and/or both rivets are in fine (and/or fully undamaged nor repaired-) order (see pictures). The neat badge - which was recently uncovered at a private household in Germany - has IMO never been cleaned nor polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina' (as can be seen on the pictures): it was never before part of any collection! Simply a very attractive- and high-quality-produced Luftwaffe 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' that is IMO priced according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 Boards 'Generalleutnant der LW'

Boards 'Generalleutnant der LW'

This is a truly very attractive - and or fully matching ie. equally rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Luftwaffe) general-officers'-type shoulderboards, as was intended for - and/or clearly worn by! - a general-officer with the rank of: 'Generalleutnant der Luftwaffe', that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. moderately used and/or clearly tunic-removed-) condition. The neat shoulderboards - which show upperdecks as executed in golden- and/or silver-coloured-, so-called: 'Cellueon'-based thread (ie. 'braid') and that measure approximately 9,8 cms. in length each - are mounted on a beige-white-coloured- and/or truly 'smooth'-woolen-based underground as more often encountered: as stated above were both boards clearly tunic-removed- and/or worn. The boards show a (larger-sized- and/or as per regulation silver-toned-) pip attached and were thus intended for a general-officer with the rank of: 'Generalleutnant der Luftwaffe'. The boards - which come mounted on their functional, small-sized officers'-type tongues - are a tiny bit tarnished ie. stained (simply caused by years of storage ie. moderate wear). The pieces originate from a private household in Germany and were truly never before in a collection: they came with a pair of (golden-toned-, smaller-sized- and/or pebbled-style-) tunic-buttons attached (see pictures). Simply a very attractive and/or truly detailed, WH (Luftwaffe) general-officers'-type shoulderboard-pair: one of the few such rarely seen and/or very attractive pairs I ever had on offer!

 Shoulderstraps: 'Soldat der GD-Div.'

Shoulderstraps: 'Soldat der GD-Div.'

This is a truly very attractive - fully matching and/or rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres), IMO early-war period (ie. 'M36'-model and/or rounded-styled-) enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstraps, as was piped in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and most certainly worn by! - a: 'Soldat eines Infanterie-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or simple infantry-soldier that served within an infantry-related unit within the famous “Grossdeutschland”-Division), that comes in an overall very nice (albeit IMO minimally used ie. worn-) condition. The neat and very desirable shoulderstraps - which have the 'standard'-pattern-, darker-green-coloured- and/or truly smooth-woolen-based 'upperdecks' - have the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- (and/or desirable silk-type-) piping attached (something that is more often but not always encountered). The straps which measure approximately 10,5 cms. in length each, come mounted on their functional tongues and are as stated in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The straps - which are entirely executed smooth-wool - are IMO clear examples of a privately-purchased pair that originated from a tailor-shop - and show the neat interwoven 'GD'-cyphers, which are executed in white-coloured-, machine-embroidery (as per regulation). The straps show - as stated above - only minimally usage ie. wear (just some minimal 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 enlisted-mens'-type, 'Infanterie'-GD-shoulderstrap-pair: only the fourth such great shoulderstrap-pair that I have ever had on offer!

 WH (KM) 'Westwerft-Leistungsabzeichen'

WH (KM) 'Westwerft-Leistungsabzeichen'

This is a truly attractive - and actually rarely encountered! - so-called: WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Westwerft-Leistungsabzeichen' (or: U-Boot ie. submarine shipyard performance-award) that comes in an overall nice (albeit clearly issued- and/or worn-), condition. The tiny award(!) comes in the format of a lapel-pin (mounted on its full-sized pin) and shows a stylised, left-aligned submarine surrounded by an open-gear- (ie. 'Zahnrad'-) symbol (as can be seen on the pictures). These tiny pieces (ie. performance-awards) were always fairly crudely executed and have an approximate height of 32 mm.: they were instituted as late as August 1944 and were awarded to U-Boot maintenance-staff employed at the French-based 'U-Boot Werftanlagen' (or submarine-shipyards) situated in La Pallice, Brest, Saint-Nazaire and/or Lorient. The award of the badge was made for repair and repair work done on submarines as well as improvements made on submarine engines- and technology. These badges came with a proper award-document and were as per regualtion naturally also listed in both 'Wehrpass' and/or 'Soldbuch'. The badge on offer here originates from a private household in Germany and was cleary issued- ie. worn: it does show some minimal age and/or staining but was never cleaned nor polished (see pictures). This is just the first time I offer such a rarely seen naval-award and I deem that I have priced this attractive WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Westwerft-Leistungsabzeichen' (or: U-Boot ie. submarine shipyard-performance-award) accordingly!

 Superb, WH (Lufwaffe) so-called: 'Kombination für

Superb, WH (Lufwaffe) so-called: 'Kombination für

This is a very desirable - and actually rarely encountered! - 'special' FJ-equipment-item: a very attractive, WH (Lufwaffe) so-called: 'Kombination für Fallschirmjäger in Splitter- tarnmuster' (or: paratroopers jump-smock), being a neatly 'RbN'-numbered- and/or: '10-1943'-dated example still retaining its 'off-factory applied' breast-eagle, that comes in an overall very nice and IMO issued- and/or only minimally used- and/or worn, condition. The smock (which is as stated above neatly 'RbN.'-marked- ie. ink-stamped on the inside - see pictures) naturally retains its four (fully functional) beige-white-coloured zips (which are produced by the 'RiRi'-company). The zips still retain their tiny 'off-factory-attached'-, black-coloured- and/or leather-based opening-straps (ie. 'Laschen') something that is not always the case. The smock - which truly shows very bright colours and that was IMO NEVER washed) is executed in (fairly thin-shaped-) camouflaged linnen (which is as of the desirable one-sided- 'Splittertarnmuster') and retains all its (functional) snaps (which are neatly maker- ie. 'Prym'-marked). The smock retains its original 'holster-pouch' (on the back) and shows metal (ie. zinc-) based closing-buttons (of which one seems to be replaced). Of specific interest is naturally the fact that this attractive example still shows its 'off-factory applied' breast-eagle (which is light-green-coloured- and which is period-applied by means of so-called: 'zig-zag'-machine-stitching - see pictures). The smock originates from the USA where it was recently uncovered as being a 'veteran bringback': it was IMO issued and/or mimimally used: it shows some minimal age, wear and/or staining but is - apart from the tiny tears - totally undamaged and of course fully functional. It should be mentioned that the piece shows some (IMO non-disturbing) tears- ie. tiny holes (as can be seen on the pictures). I tried to photograph the piece as complete as possible but am most willing to provide for any additional pictures if wanted. I am asking a fair price for this wonderful piece and am convinced that it is a justified price for this nice and rare FJ-equipment-item. Please sent me an e-mail if you are really interested in acquiring this 'Kombination für Fallschirmjäger in Splittertarnmuster'.

 Shoulderstrap-pair: 'Wachbataillon Berlin'

Shoulderstrap-pair: 'Wachbataillon Berlin'

The very attractive - and truly very rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'Infanterie'-related shoulderstraps - which are clearly used ie. worn - measure approximately 12 cms. in length each and both have the darker-green-coloured- and/or 'smooth'-woolen-based-, 'upperdecks' attached: they have (of course) no piping attached (as was prescribed per regulation). The neat pair comes mounted on its functional tongues and comes as worn and/or stored for decades. The pair shows the neatly machine-embroidered- (and/or identical) Gothic-styled-, so-called: 'W-cyphers (executed by means of so-called 'Kurbelstickerei') clearly denoting that the soldier who wore these straps, served within the: 'Wachbataillon Berlin'. The pair - which is almost matching (both straps differ minimally from eachother) - was with certainty always together and/or worn as such - and is just a tiny bit dirty ie. stained (ie. faded from age) and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn. The attractive pair - which is with certainty a 'standard-issued'- pair and not a privately purchased pair - can easily be graded 'very rare'. This pair originated from my own shoulderstrap-collection: I recently acquired a similar pair that was just a tiny bit nicer (being the reason that I sell this pair). This is just the second such attractive and/or: truly very rarely encountered-, 'cyphered' pair that belonged to a: 'Soldat u. Mitglied des Wachbataillons Berlin' I did ever had on offer!

 Straps 'Scharfhr. des TKS 1' "Oberbayern"

Straps 'Scharfhr. des TKS 1' "Oberbayern"

This is a very attractive - and and/or fully matching- and truly rarely encountered! - pair of SS- (ie. 'Totenkopfstandarten'-) related, early- (ie. pre-war-) period, 'M36'-pattern- (ie. pointed-styled- and/or neatly 'cyphered'-) shoulderstraps, as was intended for a: 'Scharführer des Totenkopfstandarte 1' “Oberbayern”, in overall very nice- (albeit IMO moderately used ie. worn-) condition. The straps - which are both approximately 11 cms. sized in length - have the 'standard-type' and/or: black-coloured, smooth-woolen-based 'upperdecks' and have (of course) no piping (as per regulation). Both shoulderstraps also show a (matching!) pair of (aluminium-based-) '1'-numerals and/or: pips period-attached denoting the NCOs rank of: 'Scharführer' as to be expected. The straps - which come mounted on their functional tongues and do have the 'standard'- (ie. regular-pattern-) and/or fairly shiny, silverish-coloured NCO-braid attached - show as stated moderate usage and/or wear (some minor staining and/or dust is however visible and/or present). It should be noted that these pre-war- and/or neatly 'cyphered': 'Totenkopf-Standarten'-related shoulderstraps are very desirable and can easily be regarded 'rare', even more when they are in such a nicely preserved condition. The pair was never before part of any collection and originated from a private household in Germany where they were recently uncovered. In any case a very attractive (and actually rarely encountered!) early- (ie. pre-war-) period- and/or neatly 'cyphered'-, 'Totenkopf-Standarte Oberbayern'-related shoulderstrap-pair which is IMO accordingly priced: only the first such rare shoulderstrap-pair I ever had on offer!

 Tab-set Waffen-SS 'Oberscharführer'

Tab-set Waffen-SS 'Oberscharführer'

This is a truly superb - and/or fully matching and with certainty very rarely encountered! - fully matching, pair of bright-pink piped-, so-called: Waffen-SS 'Panzer' collar-tabs as was worn by a Waffen-SS 'Oberscharführer' (or: sergeant first-class), as was specifically intended for usage on a black-coloured 'wrap-around'-tunic, both pieces in overall very nice (and clearly used- ie. worn-) condition. The neat collar-tabs are nicely constructed by means of 'adding' bright-pink- (ie. rosa-roter-) coloured- (and as more often seen: rayon-based-) piping by hand to a 'standard-issue'-pattern collar-tab pair that was intended for usage by the various Waffen-SS enlisted-men (and/or NCOs) throughout the war. This was actually against the regulations but was with certainty more often seen. The used pair is a wonderfull pair as was executed on the smooth-woolen-based (ie. moleskin-type) backing-material: it shows the neatly hand-embroidered rune-signs (done in bright-silver-coloured 'braid') and two (smaller-sized- and/or aluminium-based-) pips attached (denoting the NCOs rank of: 'Oberscharführer' ie.: sergeant first-class). The hand-embroidered rune-tab shows a period-attached (paper-based-) 'RzM'-etiket on its back (which shows wear but which is clearly present). Both tabs are 'backed' with beige-coloured-, so-called: 'buckram'-based material (as to be expected). Of additional interest is moreover the fact that the NCO who wore this pair had some 'snap-on' studs 'added' to the tabs (with which they could easily be removed upon need): all eight copper-based 'snap-on' studs are still present (see pictures). The collar-tab-pair shows some moderate age and/or wear but is void of any damage (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a fantastic opportunity to acquire an attractive pair of bright-pink piped-, so-called: Waffen-SS 'Panzer' collar-tabs as was worn by a Waffen-SS 'Oberscharführer': great to complete a Waffen-SS pattern 'wrap-around'-tunic or to be stored in any Waffen-SS insignia-collection. I deem that this very attractive pair is accordingly priced!

 HJ-triangle: 'Landjahr-Stammpersonal'

HJ-triangle: 'Landjahr-Stammpersonal'

This is a very attractive - and actually extremely rarely encountered! - HJ (ie. 'Hitler- jugend') black-coloured- and/or linnen-based so-called: district-triangle (ie. 'Gebiets- dreieck') entitled: 'Landjahr', being a piece as was executed on black-coloured linnen as intended for usage by the: 'Landjahr-Stammpersonal' (or: staff), in overall nice (albeit moderately used ie. worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-) condition. The triangle - which has IMO only minimally been used shows some normal age, wear and/or staining. The piece is void of its paper-based so-called: 'RzM'-etiket: I deem that this got lost over the years (see pictures). Of interest is, moreover, the fact that this example still retains it three (period-attached-) hooks for attaching it to a shirt or tunic (see pictures).The purpose of this 'HJ-Landjahr' movement, which was introduced in 1934, was to 'deepen the ties connecting the young people of urban areas with the land and peasentry'. This is truly one of the rarely encountered examples of the 'Gebietsdreiecken'-series and is a piece that comes hardly ever for sale. In any case, a very attractive, 'HJ' ('Hitlerjugend') district-triangle that belonged to a HJ-Staffmember (ie. 'Landjahr-Stammpersonal') that is IMO priced according to its rarity and/or desirability!

 'Dienstmarke': 'Staatliche Kriminalpolizei'

'Dienstmarke': 'Staatliche Kriminalpolizei'

This is a truly superb - and actually very rarely encountered! - copper-based ID-disc (ie. 'Dienstmarke') entitled: 'Staatliche Kriminalpolizei' bearing the unique-, engraved serial- ie. bearers'-number: '5701', in overall very nice- (albeit clearly worn- ie. used-) condition. The piece on offer here is naturally a 100% genuine-, period item that was recently found at a private household in Germany. The disc has a very nice- and minimally tarnished age-patina: it was never cleaned nor polished and is still a tiny bit dirty ie. stained: of course does the piece retain great, pronounced detail (as can be seen on the pictures). Of additional interest is moreover the fact that the ring (with which the disc was once attached to a chain) is also present and in place (see pictures). I deem that I have priced this rare and desirable item accordingly: I have seen these original police (ie. 'Polizei') 'Dienstmarken' sell for much more than my asking-price!

 Boards: 'Generalleutnant des Heeres'

Boards: 'Generalleutnant des Heeres'

The truly attractive shoulderboards - which are constructed from the bright-red- (almost orange-) coloured, 'smooth-type' (ie. moleskin-like-) wool and having the golden-/silver toned 'Cellueon'-based upperdecks - are in an excellent condition overall and are simply impossible to be upgraded: they can easily be graded 'virtually mint-/unissued' and came as recently found. The boards are just a tiny bit 'tarnished' simply caused by decades of storage only (they might have been once tunic-attached: some minimal traces point into this direction). The shoulderboard-pair - which measures approximately 11,4 cms. in length - comes with a (matching) pair of larger-sized general-officers' pips period-attached (see pictures). The shoulderboards came without tongues: they were clearly intended to be used as a pair of the 'sew-in'-type and are as stated above in a wonderful condition overall. It should be noted that all general-officers' shoulderboard-sets can easily be graded 'very scarce'.

 'Wiederholungsspange zum EKI'

'Wiederholungsspange zum EKI'

This is a truly superb example of a: 'Wiederholungs Spange EKI' (or bar to the WWI IC 1st class) as produced by the: 'B.H. Mayer' company, that comes in its (rarely encountered!) black-coloured and/or simulated leather etui as issued, in overall very nice (IMO stonemint-/ unissued!) condition. The beautiful piece still retains all of its so-called: 'high polished sides (or 'Hochpolierte Kanten') and is very detailed and/or pronounced. Naturally is the original pin/catch set-up present and/or fully functional: the piece is however not hall- or maker-marked (which is common for these by 'B.H. Mayer'-produced examples) but shows all the typical characteristics for an award by this maker. The piece was stored in its etui for decades and is as 'minty' as when it left the factory: I deem that the award was most certainly handed-out but simply never worn. The badge has of course never been cleaned nor polished and has a very nice and truly 'frosted' appearance. The simulated leather etui is in an equally great condition and retains a full (silver-coloured-) illustration of the badge on the top as to be expected. Simply one of the best such 'Wiederholungs Spange'-sets that I ever had on offer: I have priced it according to its obvious rarity and/or stunning condition!

 General officers' OS-cap-eagle & cocarde-set

General officers' OS-cap-eagle & cocarde-set

This is a very attractive - and truly extremely rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) , both insignia being of the so-called: 'M36'-pattern as executed in 'BeVo'-weave pattern, as were intended for usage on the: 'Knautschmützen' ie. 'Alter-art' visor caps, both insignia-pieces in overall very nice- (and/or partly trimmed-) condition. Both insignia-pieces are executed in golden-toned thread in the neat so-called: 'M36'-pattern-, 'BeVo'-weave 'flat-wire'-style and are both in a wonderfull condition overall. These attractive cap-eagles were intended for usage on the 'Knautschmützen' ie. 'Alter-art' visor caps and were also seen worn on 'high-quality' officers'-pattern: 'Schiffchen' (or side-caps): the cocarde was naturally only intended for usage on the visor-caps. (It should be mentioned that these rare insignia saw also usage on the 'Alter-art'-visor-caps as worn by officers who served within the naval-artillery- ie. 'Küstenartillerie'-units). Both eagle and cocarde are executed in golden-toned thread on a darker-green-coloured- (and linnen-based-) background as to be expected. The cocarde comes in a mint-/unissued condition whereas the cap-eagle comes in a trimmed-condition (it is, however, void of any damage or alike) and has been pre-cut ie. pre-folded (and is as such ready for easy re-attachment). It should be, however, noted that these complete 'general-officer'-cap sets are almost never offered for sale: this is only the second such rare and desirable insignia-set I ever had on offer!

 Pair of collar-tabs: 'Panzer-Artillerie'

Pair of collar-tabs: 'Panzer-Artillerie'

The very attractive - and with certainty extremely rarely encountered! - pair is as stated fully-matching and both pieces show the brownish-yellow-coloured (and/or: 'buckram'-based-) backings and both show their aluminium-based- (ie. early-period-) skull-device, period-attached: both skulls have both their (copper-based-) prongs in place and are still firmly attached to the tabs. The pair - which has the neat (IMO early-/ie. mid-war-period-) 'silk-like'-type- and/or: bright-red (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured piping attached - is in a moderately used and/or obviously tunic-removed condition (some stitching-holes and/or thread-remains are still visible and present - see pictures) and would as such be an excellent pair to restore any black-coloured Panzer 'wrap-around'-tunic. This very attractive and desirable set originated from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply an original and/or fully matching early- ie. mid-war-period- 'Panzer-Artillerie'- (ie. 'schwere Panzerjäger o. Sturmartillerie'- related) set that can easily be graded 'very rare' and that is nowadays almost impossible to encounter!

 Boards: 'General der Flg.- o. Fjr.-Tpn.'

Boards: 'General der Flg.- o. Fjr.-Tpn.'

This is a truly very attractive - and or fully matching ie. rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Luftwaffe) general-officers'-type shoulderboards, as was intended for - and/or clearly worn by! - a general-officer with the rank of: 'General der Flieger- o. Fallschirmjäger-Truppen', in overall very nice (ie. moderately used and/or tunic-removed-) condition. The neat shoulderboards - which show upperdecks as executed in golden- and/or silver-coloured-, so-called: 'Cellueon'-based thread (ie. 'braid') and that measure approximately 10,2 cms. in length each - are mounted on a white-coloured- and/or truly 'smooth'-woolen-based underground as more often encountered: as stated were both boards clearly tunic-removed- and/or worn. The boards show four (large-sized- and/or silver-toned-) pips attached and were thus intended for a general-officer with the rank of: 'General der Flieger- o. Fallschirmjäger-Truppen' (so-called: 'General-Offizier mit Zusatz der Waffengattung'). The boards are a tiny bit tarnished ie. stained (simply caused by years of storage ie. moderate wear). The pieces originate from a private household in Germany and were never before in a collection: the name of the 'General der Flieger- o. Fallschirmjäger-Truppen' who wore this set will be be mentioned to the buyer. Of additional interest in naturally the fact that this pair was truly front-promoted: the general started as a: 'Generalmajor' and was later in the war promoted to a: 'General der Flieger- o. Fallschirmjäger-Truppen' (being the reason why the pair shows two slightly differently styled- and/or tarnished pips - see pictures). Simply a very attractive and/or truly detailed WH (Luftwaffe) general-officers'-type shoulderboard-pair: one of the few such rarely seen pairs I ever had on offer!

 Board: 'Oberst eines Pz-Rgts. der “GD”-Div.'

Board: 'Oberst eines Pz-Rgts. der “GD”-Div.'

This is a truly attractive - albeit regrettably single but nevertheless rarely encountered! - 'cyphered', WH (Heeres) officers'-type shoulderboard, piped in the neat bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter')- coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and or most certainly worn by! - an: 'Oberst eines Panzer-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or full colonel who served within a Panzer-regiment belonging to the famous “Grossdeutschland”-division), in overall nice- (albeit clearly used- ie. worn- and/or tunic-removed-), condition. The neat - and most certainly rarely encountered! - shoulderboard is constructed from the smooth-type (ie. 'moleskin'-like), bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured wool (ie. 'Waffenfarbe') as to be expected. The board - which has a length of approximately 10 cms. - comes mounted on its original (small-sized-) tongue as found. The board has a somewhat dull-coloured-, 'greyish'- ie. 'sub-dued'-coloured 'upperdeck' and shows some truly minimal age ie. staining caused by years of storage and/or fair wear and/or usage. The board shows a neatly golden-bronze-toned so-called: 'GD'-cypher and two (equally golden-toned- and/or regular-sized-) pips attached denoting the officers'-rank of: 'Oberst' (ie. full colonel). All three devices show some regular tarnish ie. wear and are a bit dirty but have IMO never been cleaned. These boards were worn on the regular officers-tunics but could also be worn on the black-coloured- and woolen-based 'wrap-around' tunics. This particular example originated from a large cloth-/shoulderstrap-collection I recently acquired. Simply a very attractive - and with certainty very desirable! - shoulderboard that belonged to an: 'Oberst eines Panzer-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland”-Division!

 Shoulderstraps: 'Uffz. der GD-Div.'

Shoulderstraps: 'Uffz. der GD-Div.'

This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and/or fully matching! - WH (Heeres), IMO mid-war period (ie. so-called: 'M43'-pattern-) 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstrap-pair, as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and with certainty worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier eines Infanterie-Regiments der “GD”-Division' (or junior-sergeant- and/or infantry-soldier that served within an infantry unit within the famous “Grossdeutschland”-Division), in overall very nice (albeit clearly used ie. worn-) condition. The neat straps - which have the 'standard'-pattern-, field-grey-coloured 'upperdecks' and are with certainty a 'standard-issued'- pair - show the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- (and/or rayon-like-type-) piping attached. The straps which measure approximately 10,6 cms. in length each, come mounted on their functional tongues and are of course in a nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The shoulderstraps shows the neat, machine-embroidered- and/or white-coloured- so-called: 'GD'-cyphers (which are fully matching - see pictures). The straps show the 'standard'-type-, silver-coloured NCO-braid attached denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Unteroffizier'. The straps show - as stated above - clear usage ie. heavy wear (some clear age, dust and/or staining is visible and/or present whereas the piping and NCO-braid of one of the straps show some damaged areas - see pictures). The pair originates from a private household in Germany and were carefully stored and kept as such for decades: the pair was never before in a collection. In any case is this a superb occasion to acquire a very nice - and most certainly very desirable! - NCO-type, 'Infanterie'-related GD-shoulderstrap-pair having the 'have been there look': only the second such neat NCO-type pair in this particular rank that I have ever had on offer!

 Cased 'EK 1. Klasse' by: 'Rudolf Souval'

Cased 'EK 1. Klasse' by: 'Rudolf Souval'

This is an attractive - and actually not that often encountered! - example of an Iron Cross 1st class (or: 'Eisernes Kreuz 1.Klasse'), as executed in the scarcely observed, so-called: 'screw-back version', being an 'L/58'- (= 'Rudolf Souval'-) marked example, that comes stored in its specific, somewhat simplified and/or 'LDO'-marked etui, in overall very nice, albeit minimally used- and/or worn-, condition. The cross - which is a non-vaulted ie. non-converse-shaped example as to be expected - has IMO never been cleaned and retains a superb age-patina and/or great pronounced detail. This example - which is an evident specimen as produced by the: 'Rudolf Souval'-company based in the town of Vienna in Austria - comes on its original (and naturally fully functional-) 'screw-back'- ie. 'an der Schraube'- set-up). The small 'pin' (present in order to additionally and/or firmly attach the cross to a tunic) is naturally also present and in place (see pictures). This piece - which shows a 'blackened' and/or fairly 'satin-like'- ie. 'matted' inner-core that shows some moist-lines as can be seen on the pictures - has all the specific specifications of a by: 'Rudolf Souval'-produced screw-back-IC (the makers'-code 'L/58' is stamped in lower-section on the back of the screw as to be expected). The cross is just a tiny bit dirty and/or tarnished simply caused by years of storage and/or minimal wear but retains a great unmessed-with and/or uncleaned, age-patina. The cross came - as stated above - stored in its specific 'LDO'-marked etui (which is an example of the so-called: 'simplified pattern', having rounded corners and a sprayed, beige-coloured and/or velvet-like interior and that shows an LDO-marking in its lid - see pictures). Simply a truly nice - and fairly unusually encountered! - complete IC-first-class-set that was recently uncovered at a private household and that was never before in a collection: only the first such neat and/or desirable IC first-class-set by this desirable maker I ever had on offer!

 Mint-/unissued, WH-era harmonica

Mint-/unissued, WH-era harmonica

This is a neat and with certainty very desirable personal-equipment item: a period - and actually in this virtually mint-/unissued condition extremely rarely encountered! - WH-era, 'Hohner'-produced harmonica entitled: 'Grüss von daheim!', that comes stored in its original, carton-based box as issued, in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. These harmonicas were the favoured instruments for the WH front-soldiers. This example - which measures 18 x 3 x 2 cms. as more often - comes stored in its original, carton-based box ie. etui, having an illustration of a group of relaxing WH-soldiers pictured (see pictures). The colourful box comes in an equally nicely preserved (ie. equally virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. The instrument itself - which is totally undamaged and that was simply never used nor handled - bears also the engraved inscription: 'Grüss von daheim!' on its top, as is more often seen at WWII period- and by the 'Hohner'-company produced - instruments. Of interest is moreover the fact that this example came still 'packed' in its period- (and/or undamaged!) 'wrapping-paper' as produced (that provides some instructions on usage and/or cleaning): it was simply never unpacked and came as stored for decades. The instrument is of course in a fully functional condition: the chromed plates retain all their period-applied finish. Simply a stunning 'time-capsule' that simply cannot be upgraded: I deem that a second such nicely preserved example is not around and I deem that I have priced this fantastic personal-equipment item according to its obvious rarity and/or desirability!

 Stunning - and truly extremely rarely encountered

Stunning - and truly extremely rarely encountered

This is a truly very atttractive example of the extremely rarely encountered HJ- (ie.'Hitlerjugend'-) related district-triangle entitled: 'NPEA Oranienstein' (or: 'National- sozialistischer Erziehungs-Anstalt Oranienstein'), that still retains the remains of its paper-based 'RzM'-etiket on its back, in overall very nice (IMO only minimally worn- ie. used-) condition. This is a 'male' specimen, indicating that it is neatly woven in yellow-coloured linnen on a black- (and/or also linnen-based-) background. As stated retains this example still the remains of its, paper-based- so-called: 'RzM-etiket' attached (see pictures). It should be noted that all 'NPEA'-HJ-triangles (being merely intended for the very limited number of students within one of theses obscure, educational training-institutes rank amongst the most difficult youth-triangles to encounter. This one - bearing the abbreviation: 'NPEA Oranienstein' - was as such intended for students that followed their studies at the specific trainings-institute: Erziehungs-Anstalt Oranienstein'. The piece is truly in a wonderful condition but shows some minimal age, wear and/or staining (see pictures): however, I deem this not that shocking. Simply a great opportunity to obtain one of these very rare district-insignia: it is only the first such rare and/or attractive piece I have ever encountered!

 'Beobachtungsuhr' made by: 'K.M. Cortébert'

'Beobachtungsuhr' made by: 'K.M. Cortébert'

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - example of a 'standard-issued'-pattern, 'Deutsche Wehrmacht'- (ie. 'Kriegsmarine'-) related so-called: 'Beobachtungsuhr' (ie. observers-/navigation pocket-watch) of the (Swiss-based-) make: 'K.M. Cortébert', having a white-coloured dial-plate and neatly engraved (unique-) serial-number that reads: '587608', in overall very nice and naturally fully functional, condition. These (high-quality!) service-watches - having a diameter of 52 mm. and a standard- (golden-toned-) 'cal.554'-movement - were distributed at a very small scale to the various NCOs (ie. officers!) of the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht'- (ie. 'Kriegsmarine'-) and were properly entered in both 'Wehrpass' and/or 'Soldbuch'. They had to be engraved with a unique serial-number (as is this example). As stated has the piece on offer here an undamaged- and/or nicely preserved, white-coloured dial-plate having a subsidiary 'seconds'-dial at the 6 o'clock position. The piece has a nice (and/or virtually undamaged-) casing (which is executed in nickle-silver-based metal): it just shows some minimal wear and/or age (as can be seen on the pictures). As stated above is this particular piece fully functional and comes in running condition. Simply a very attractive and truly rarely encountered naval time-piece: only the second such neat 'Kriegsmarine'-related item I ever had on offer!

 Shoulderstraps 'Uffz.U-Schule Sigmaringen'

Shoulderstraps 'Uffz.U-Schule Sigmaringen'

This is a truly superb - and rarely encountered and/or fully matching! - pair of WH (Heeres), 'Panzerjäger'- (ie. tank-destroyer-) related and /or neatly 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstraps, as piped in the neat bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured branchcolour, as were intended for - and/or worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier und Mitglied des Unteroffiziers- schule Sigmaringen' (or junior-NCO and member who served within the specific NCO-school based in the town in Sigmaringen), in overall very nice (albeit moderately worn ie. used and/or IMO clearly tunic-removed-) condition. The boards - which are both approximately 11 cms. sized in length - have the 'standard-pattern'- and/or field-grey-coloured- and/or woolen-based 'upper-decks'. They are piped in the neat bright-pink- (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type- piping. The straps show the neat Gothic-styled- so-called: 'US'- and/or 'S'-cyphers (which are both executed in the bright-pink- ie. 'rosaroter'- coloured branchcolour and which are executed in so-called: 'Kurbelstickerei'). The shoulderstraps - which come mounted on their functional tongues - show the ('standard-pattern'-) golden-silver-coloured NCO-braid attached (denoting that they were intended for an NCO with the rank of: 'Unteroffizier'). Both pieces show equal tarnish and/or minimal wear, staining and/or age: they are completely void of any damage and were IMO only minimally worn. This is only the second such attractive and rare pair I did ever encountered: the other such pair is firmly stored in my own collection. By all means a very rare - and/or IMO mid-war-period-, 'Heeres' NCO-type- and/or neatly 'cyphered' shoulderstrap-pair that belonged to an: 'Unteroffizier und Panzerjäger und Mitglied des Unteroffiziersschule Sigmaringen'. I deem that I have priced this superb shoulderstrap-pair according their absolute rarity and unmistaken desirability!

 'BeVo'-type armshield: 'Freies Arabien'

'BeVo'-type armshield: 'Freies Arabien'

This is a truly superb - and extremely rarely encountered! - example of a colourful, 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Freies Arabien', as was intended for usage by the volunteers within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' (ie. within the: 'Arabisches Legion'), being a worn- and/or tunic-removed example in overall very nice condition. The shield was clearly once tunic-attached and does show some minimal age and/or staining (see picture). It is however not trimmed but neatly folded backwards and still shows some minimal stitching-remains (see pictures). These - original - 'official' German produced arm-shields as executed in the 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'!) are considered extremely rare: only a handfull of these insignia are known to exist to date. The piece shows the Arabian national colours with above the text: 'Freies Arabien' woven in arabic script: on the bottom it shows the wording: 'Freies Arabien' in German language. These armshields rank amongst the rarest ones out of the colourfull series and are almost never offered for sale. I have seen these sell for much more than my asking-price and deem therefore that this superb example is accordingly priced: simply a great occasion to acquire one of the most rarely seen German volunteer-shields!

 Green-coloured Waffen-SS belt-buckle

Green-coloured Waffen-SS belt-buckle

This is a truly very attractive - and very desirable ie. equally rarely encountered! - example of a green-coloured- and/or steel-based enlisted-mens'-/ie. NCO-type, Waffen-SS belt-buckle, being a neatly maker- (ie. 'Rodo'-) marked: example (and as such being an example that was produced by the maker: 'Robert C. Dold'), that still retains a fair bit ie. most of its originally-applied darker-green-coloured finish and that comes mounted on its leather-based belt as found, in overall very nice (albeit moderately used- ie. worn-) condition. The buckle was IMO clearly used and/or worn but still retains a fair bit of its original, greenish-sprayed finish: some moderate evidence of having been used ie. handled of the years can be noticed (see pictures). The piece shows some minimal (rust-) staining as acquired over the years (it has IMO however not been polished nor cleaned). The buckle has a very detailed appearance and retains a very nice and truly beautifully preserved age-patina. The buckle is typical, maker marked so-called: 'Rodo'-example showing a reverse that is marked with the impressed manufacturers'-logo: 'Rodo', indicating that it was a piece as produced by the: 'Robert C. Dold'-company (see pictures). This example came mounted on its (standard-pattern-) black-coloured- and/or leather-based belt that shows an equally greenish-coloured catch (see pictures). The belt shows an impressed stamp that reads: '43 - 0/0378/0005': its also shows an length-stamp that reads: '90'. As most certainly known are these original steel-based, green-coloured SS belt-buckles by 'Rodo' very desirable but truly very hard to find something that merits IMO my asking-price. This is only the first such neat and/or complete set I ever had on offer!

 KvK 1.Kl. with Überkarton

KvK 1.Kl. with Überkarton

The award is a superb, maker-marked and/or fairly shiny 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak-') based specimen that was IMO never used nor worn: it came stored in its original (albeit simplified-) black-coloured etui as produced and came still 'packed' in its period- and yellowish-coloured: 'Überkarton'. The award itself has a very 'shiny' age-patina and still retains most of its polished sides (ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). Some minimal age- ie. brownish-coloured staining is however visible and/or present, simply caused by decades of storage only. The piece has most certainly never been cleaned nor polished and therefore are details and/or finish still very nice and/or crisp. The etui is in an equally nicely preserved condition: it is fully functional (and shows the printed and/or silver-grey coloured 'KvK'-symbol on its top). The etui has a fully preserved, black-coloured (ie. velvet-like-) interior-section (see pictures). The (rarely encountered!) period- and/or yellowish-coloured: 'Überkarton' shows the imprinted text: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwertern' on its top and is in an equally minty- (ie. fully undamaged and/or complete!) condition. Simply a great occasion to acquire a virtually 'minty' and untouched: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwerter'-set for an IMO competitive price!

 Waffen-SS collar-tab pair in BeVo-weave

Waffen-SS collar-tab pair in BeVo-weave

The neat collar-tabs are of the 'standard-issue'-pattern that was intended for usage by the various Waffen-SS enlisted-men (and/or NCOs) throughout the war. The superb pair can easily be graded 'virtually mint-/unissued' and was never used nor tunic-attached: both tabs are just a tiny bit stained caused by decades of storage only. Both tabs show the neat, white-coloured and/or typical 'buckram-based' backings (as is more often seen on genuine, Waffen-SS collar-tabs - see pictures). This set - which is as stated fully matching - was found together as such (it was 'liberated' from the Dachau clothing depots in May 1945 and taken as a war-souvenir) and I will not separate them and will therefore only sell them as a set comprising of both pieces. The rank-tab is naturally x-times more rarely encountered than its runic-counterpart. These Waffen-SS collar-tab-pairs are very desirable but hardly ever offered for sale and can as such easily be graded 'rare'.

 Shoulderstraps: "Feldwebel der Pz-Trpn."

Shoulderstraps: "Feldwebel der Pz-Trpn."

This is a truly very attractive - and/or fully matching! - pair of (IMO fairly early-war period ie. truly 'DAK'- or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'- related-) WH (Heeres) NCO-type, standard-issued 'tropical'-pattern shoulderstraps, as piped in the neat bright-pink (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured branchcolour, as were intended for - and most certainly worn by! - a: 'Feldwebel der Panzer-Truppen' (or sergeant who served within the Panzer-troops), in overall very nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which are as stated above fully matching in execution and/or style - measure approximately 11,2 cms. in length each. Both straps have the typical brownish-green- (ie. tropical-) coloured and/or linnen-based, 'upperdecks' (and greenish-/brown-coloured woolen 'backings' as to be expected) and have the neat and desirable bright-pink (ie. 'rosaroter'-) coloured and/or 'silk-like'-type piping. The set - which is truly matching but that was constructed from slightly different tropical cloth - comes mounted on its functional tongues and comes as most certainly worn and/or stored as such for decades. The pair was recently found at a private household and was never before in a collection. The neat set was always together and was most certainly worn as such. The set is just a tiny bit dirty ie. stained and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn (it has minimally been faded due to obvious sunlight). The straps show the golden-toned (ie. tropical-pattern!) NCO-braid and two (zinc-based-) pips attached, denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Feldwebel'. Simply a superb - and very desirable! - fully 'text-book', tropical NCO-type shoulderstrap-pair that belonged to a: 'Feldwebel der Panzer-Truppen'. It should be noted that all (genuine!) tropical- ie. 'DAK'-related- shoulderstraps are very hard to encounter and can easily be graded 'very rare': most of the pairs offered today are regrettably copies. I am aware of the fact that they are highly priced something that is IMO according to their unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 Possibly unique 'A.D.A.C.'-cap-badge

Possibly unique 'A.D.A.C.'-cap-badge

This is a truly awesome - and actually never before encountered ie. possibly unique! - neatly hand-embroidered (and/or IMO officers'-type!) cap-badge, as (most likely) intended for usage by a high-ranked officer within the: 'A.D.A.C.' (or: 'Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club'), in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The very attractive visor-cap- (ie. 'Schirmmützen'-) badge - which shows truly extraordinary embroidery! - was IMO never cap-attached: it is void of any stitching-holes or thread-remains. The piece is executed on a piece of black-coloured and/or smooth-woolen-based cloth and shows a neatly hand-embroidered 'A.D.A.C.'-logo ie. eagle with swastika (which is beautifully stitched in silver-toned braid ie. bullion). The piece is 'backed' with a piece of black-coloured linnen and has an approximate diameter of: 7,3 cms. The badge shows some minimal age and/or staining simply caused by having been stored as such for decades (see pictures) but is nevertheless still a very nice and most certainly very desirable example. As stated are these (high-quality!) produced Third Reich-era A.D.A.C. cap-badges not that often ie. never encountered: this is only the first such neat and attractive badge that I personally have ever seen or encountered: I deem that I have price it according to its obvious rarity!

 EM-shoulderstrap-pair 'Wachbataillon Berlin'

EM-shoulderstrap-pair 'Wachbataillon Berlin'

The very attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'Infanterie'-related shoulderstraps - which are clearly used ie. worn - measure approximately 12 cms. in length each and both have the darker-green-coloured and/or 'smooth'-woolen-based-, 'upperdecks' attached: they have (of course) no piping attached (as was prescribed per regulation. The pair comes mounted on its functional tongues and comes as worn and/or stored for decades: it has somewhat 'faded' over the years and shows a IMO non-disturbing moth-hole (as can be clearly seen on the pictures). The pair shows neatly machine-embroidered (and/or identical!) Gothic-styled-, so-called: 'W-cyphers (done by means of so-called 'Kurbelstickerei') clearly denoting that the soldier who wore these, served within the: 'Wachbataillon Berlin'. The pair - which is as stated fully matching and was always together and worn as such - is just a tiny bit dirty ie. stained (ie. faded from age) and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn. The attractive pair - which is with certainty a 'standard-issued'- pair and not a privately purchased pair - can easily be graded 'very rare'. Also this pair originated from an older shoulderstrap-collection I recently acquired and is just the second such attractive and/or 'cyphered' pair that belonged to a: 'Soldat u. Mitglied des Wachbataillons Berlin' I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS 'flatwire-style' side-cap-eagle

Waffen-SS 'flatwire-style' side-cap-eagle

This is a truly stunning - and IMO mid-war-period! - example of an 'SS' (ie. 'Waffen-SS') so-called: 'flatwire-style' officers'-/ie. NCO-pattern side-cap- (ie. 'Schiffchen'-) eagle, in overall very nice (ie. moderately used- ie. clearly cap-removed-) condition. The neat piece was most certainly once cap-attached and was neatly pre-folded ie. period trimmed. The eagle is very nicely executed in the neat silver-coloured (BeVo-) 'flatwire-weave style' and is a true 'text-book' example of this neat weave-technique. The piece has as stated above clearly been worn and shows some minimal age ie. staining IMO caused by fair wear and/or decades of storage. Simply a very nice and naturally 100% guaranteed original 'flatwire-style' Waffen-SS side-cap- (ie. 'Schiffchen'-) eagle: only the second such neat and rare example I ever had on offer!

 WH (KM ie. 'Küstenartillerie') M43 cap

WH (KM ie. 'Küstenartillerie') M43 cap

This is a very truly attractive example of a WH (KM ie. 'Küstenartillerie') 'M43'-pattern, EM/NCO-model field-cap, being a neatly maker-marked- and/or: '1943'-dated example having a both its 'BeVo'-woven cap-insignia originally attached (by means of period machine-stitching), in overall very nice (albeit issued- ie. moderately worn-) condition. The cap - which is a fair size IMO around 58/59 cms. and will as such easily fit any mannequin - is as stated in an overall nice and only moderately worn ie. used condition and is a truly 'text-book' example in all facets (all charactistics of a fine, original cap are naturally present and/or visible). As most certainly known are these popular caps regrettably copied at a large scale: this example is beyond any doubt a fine and 100% genuine orginal. The lining is of the 'text-book' greyish-coloured linnen and shows some traces of wear and age. The cap - which has two tiny golden-toned 'anchor-buttons' attached - is as stated neatly maker-marked (with a stamp that IMO reads: 'Opolko & Müller - Hamburg - 1943 - 58' - see pictures) but this stamp has been somewhat faded. The neat (enlisted-mens'-type-) 'BeVo'-woven (yellowish coloured-) eagle and/or cocarde are period attached: both insignia do not show the stitching on the inside and were thus attached BEFORE the cap was assembled. The cap shows no damage whatsoever and retains almost all its woolen 'napping': it shows however some regular age, wear and/or staining as to be expected. Simply a stunning piece of original 'Küstenartillerie'-headgear for which I (naturally) give a life-time garuantee on its originality: only the first such 'M43'-type, 'Küstenartillerie'-related field-cap I ever had on offer!

 HJ/DJ district-triangle entitled: 'Ost Pommern'

HJ/DJ district-triangle entitled: 'Ost Pommern'

This is a truly very attractive - and truly very rarely encountered! - example of HJ/DJ ('Hitlerjugend' o. 'Deutsches Jungvolk') district-triangle entitled: 'Ost Pommern', that comes with an accompanying, period picture-postcard of a uniformed DJ-Mitglied wearing this particular piece, both pieces in an overall very nice IMO minimally used- ie. worn- and/or carefully tunic-/shirt-removed-, condition. The triangle is a 'male' specimen, indicating that it is neatly woven in golden-yellow-coloured linnen on a black- (and also linnen-based-) background. The example on offer here regrettably misses its 'RzM-etiket' but does show some minimal remains on its back (see pictures). The piece was recently uncovered at a private household and came together with a period picture-postcard (sized: 14 x 8,5 cms.) of a young DJ-Mitglied wearing this particular piece. This picture shows some (hard to decypher-) writing and was clearly once glued into an album or scrap-book (it still shows some glue- and/or carton-remains on its back - see pictures). It should be noted that the HJ/DJ ('Hitlerjugend' o. 'Deutsches Jungvolk') district-triangles entitled: 'Ost Pommern' rank amongst the most difficult youth-triangles to encounter. Simply a great opportunity to obtain one of these very rare district-insignia: it is only the first such rare and attractive piece I have ever encountered!

 N.S.D.A.P.-related arm-shield

N.S.D.A.P.-related arm-shield

The attractive, multi-coloured and/or shield-shaped badge (ie. arm-badge ?) - which measures approsimately 8 x 7 cms. - is nicely constructed from (regular-) linnen and was woven in the neat 'BeVo'-weave pattern and (is IMO off-factory-) mounted on a piece of black-coloured wool. It shows a golden-yellow-coloured eagle-device with below that the coat of arms of the town of München (ie. 'Hauptstadt der Bewegung') as woven on a silver-white background. The piece was IMO never used nor tunic-attached and is void of any damage nor staining (see pictures). I am convinced that this is a very scarcely encountered N.S.D.A.P.- ie. party-related item that did not saw wide-spread usage: only the first such neat multi-coloured and shield-shaped arm-badge I did ever encounter!

 WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' gorget

WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' gorget

The shield on offer here is truly very nicely preserved and simply shows no usage nor wear: it can easily be graded 'mint-/unissued' and retains a fully preserved silver- and/or fluorisent finish. The piece comes naturally complete with its original metal-based chain (ie. 'Kette') as issued and/or found (as can be seen on the pictures). This example is void of any marking or makers-mark (as more often) and retains its nicely preserved (beige-coloured and/or carton-based-) 'backing' as to be expected (this 'backing' shows some minimal age and/or staining - see pictures). These attractive gorgets are nowadays hard to encounter and pieces in this mint-unissued condition can easily be regarded 'very scarce'.

 Shoulderstraps: 'Soldat der GD-Div.'

Shoulderstraps: 'Soldat der GD-Div.'

This is a truly very attractive - fully matching and/or rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres), IMO early-war period (ie. 'M36'-model and/or rounded-style-) enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstraps, as piped in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and most certainly worn by! - a: 'Soldat eines Infanterie-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or simple infantry-soldier that served within an infantry-related unit within the famous “Grossdeutschland”-Division), in overall very nice (albeit IMO minimally used ie. worn-) condition. The neat and very desirable shoulderstraps - which have the 'standard'-pattern, darker-green-coloured and/or truly smooth-woolen-based 'upperdecks' - have the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- (and/or woolen-type-) piping attached (something that is more often encountered). The straps which measure approximately 11,1 cms. in length each, come mounted on their functional tongues and are as stated in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The straps - which are entirely executed smooth-wool - are IMO clear examples of a privately-purchased pair that originated from a tailor-shop - and show the neat interwoven 'GD'-cyphers, which are executed in white-coloured, machine-embroidery (as per regulation). The straps show - as stated above - only minimally usage ie. wear (just some minimal 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 enlisted-mens'-type, 'Infanterie'-GD-shoulderstrap-pair: only the third such great shoulderstrap-pair that I have ever had on offer!

 BDM district-triangle: 'RFJ Stab'

BDM district-triangle: 'RFJ Stab'

This is a truly superb - and truly extremely rarely encountered! - example of a HJ/BDM (ie. 'Hitlerjugend'/'Bund Deutscher Mädel') district-triangle entitled: 'RFJ Stab' (= 'Reichsjugendführung Stab' or being intended for an staff-official who served within the HJ/BDM-leadership), in overall very nice, albeit IMO minimally used ie. possibly shirt-removed, condition. The triangle - which is of course a 'female' specimen, woven in white-coloured linnen on a black-coloured- and also linen-based- background - has regrettably lost its paper-based 'RzM'-etiket but shows some minimal remains as is more often encountered (most certainly caused by wear). The triangle shows some minimal staining simply caused by decades of storage and/or minimal wear. I deem that this is one of of the few examples that are known to exist today: something that merits my asking-price. Simply a very nice example of a truly very rarely encountered 'female' BDM-triangle: just the first - and almost certainly last! - such rare piece of youth-insignia I ever had on offer!

 Cuff-title: 'Frw. Legion Niederlande'

Cuff-title: 'Frw. Legion Niederlande'

This is a truly superb - and actually extremely rarely encountered! - example of a Waffen-SS, 'RzM'-type, enlisted-mens'- ie. NCO-type-, cuff-title as was intended for - and that was clearly used by! - a Dutch volunteer who served within the: 'Frw. Legion Niederlande', in overall very nice albeit clearly worn- ie. tunic-removed condition. The cuff-title - which is as stated of the typical so-called: 'RzM'-woven-type as always - depicts the German text: 'Frw. Legion Niederlande' and is in a truly wonderfull condition overall: it is fully untouched and not shortened and measures (folded- ie. still stiched together-) approximately 49,5 cms. in length: both ends are neatly 'finished' and are still 'stitched-together' as worn and/or carefully arm- ie. tunic-removed: some minimal stitching-remains are still present and/or visible as is more often seen (see pictures). The piece shows some minimal age and/or staining but is in an overall very nice and/or fully untouched condition: it show no damage whatsoever. The glue-remains of the (once present-) paper-based 'RzM-etiket' are still present (see pictures). It should be noted that original examples of these extremely rarely encountered cuff-titles almost never appear on the market. Simply 100% guaranteed original 'Waffen-SS'- ie. Dutch volunteers-related cuff-title that is IMO accordingly priced: only the first such Dutch volunteer-related cuff-title I ever had on offer!

 'Verwundeten Abzeichen in Gold'

'Verwundeten Abzeichen in Gold'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit minimally used and/or worn - example of a golden wound-badge (ie. 'Verwundeten Abzeichen in Gold'), being of the very rarely observed - ie. early-period - aka 'Spanish Civil War'- (ie. 'Legion Condor'-) version, in overall very nice, albeit IMO minimally used and/or worn-, condition. The (non-magnetic-) badge - which is an unmarked version as is more often encountered with this type of WB - shows some minimal wear ie. age and retains most its original bright-golden-toned finish (see pictures). The badge, which comes naturally mounted on its functional pin and that has an undamaged and/or functional catch, still retains extraordinary and/or pronounced detail (the swastika is very high- ie. pronounced!). I am of the opinion that the piece on offer here is a 100% genuine, period example that simply shows almost no wear: it originates from a private household in Germany. The piece was IMO never cleaned nor polished and comes as found. In any case a very nice and original specimen that is priced according to its minimally used ie. slightly worn condition!

 'Sonderabzeichen' ie. TDB

'Sonderabzeichen' ie. TDB

The neat piece on offer here is an attractive - and truly detailed! - example, showing a blackened- ie. silvered (and/or magnetic!) tank-badge mounted on its original piece of 'woven', silver-/black woven cloth ie. braid. The piece still retains its original (three) prongs and/or metal back-plate (hidden under a piece of blue-coloured- and/or smooth-woolen- (ie. felt-) based cloth (as more often) and was most certainly (carefully!) tunic-removed: it still shows some minimal stitching-remains of once having been tunic-attached. The blackened (ie. 'Buntmetal'-based) tank shows some minimal staining but was IMO not cleaned nor polished. The piece came from a private household in Germany and was stored as such for decades. 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!