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.

 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze'

'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze'

This is a truly superb, so-called: 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze' (or bronze class sub-marine combat-clasp), being a neatly maker-marked- and/or very converse-shaped version that is neatly marked on the back with the makers-signification: 'Entw. Peekhaus Berlin - Ausf.Schwerin Berlin S.W.', in overall very nice (and IMO only moderately used ie. worn-) condition. The neat piece - which has a very detailed and/or pronounced appearance - is as stated a neat maker-marked version bearing the makers'-signification on the back that reads: 'Entw.Peekhaus Berlin - Ausf.Schwerin Berlin S.W.'. The neat 'Spange' (or clasp) which is executed in zinc-based metal (ie. 'Feinzink') is as stated quite converse-shaped and shows a neat flute-shaped- and/or copper-toned- specific pin (aka: 'gekehlte Nadel') and or typical catch: both which are of course present and of course still functional. The clasp retains almost all of its original-, fairly dark-coloured and/or golden-bronze-toned finish and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. Simply a superb examle of a 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze': it should be noted that original examples of this neat award are nowadays getting hard to get. I deem that I priced this example according to its great and/or fully untouched condition!

  'BeVo-woven' arm-badge 'Postschutz'

'BeVo-woven' arm-badge 'Postschutz'

This is a very rare example of the 'BeVo-woven' arm-badge i.e. arm-eagle as worn by members of the 'Postschutz', in nice, mint/unissued condition. The badge - executed in light-grey linnen having an orange-coloured border - is approximately sized approximately 10 x 6 cms. and is IMO not issued: it has not been confectioned nor pre-folded and was once glued in an album or scrap-book (some glue-remains are visible but nothing shocking though). The 'Postschutz' organisation (which can literally be translated as postal security service) is one of the smaller TR organisations about which little is known to date: its 'political' i.e. police-related nature is also underlined by the left facing eagle. Simply a very rare BeVo armbadge: only the second such rare armbadge I ever had on offer!

 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber'

'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Silber'

This is a truly very nice - and IMO stonemint-/unissued! - so-called: 'Panzerkampf- abzeichen in Silber' (or silver panzer assault badge or PAB), being a neat unmarked, zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink') version as was (IMO) procuced by the: 'Wilhelm Deumer' company and that comes in its very rare LDO-pouch, in overall very nice (ie. stonemint-/unissued!) condition. The badge on offer here concerns an (IMO mid-war-period-) zinc- ie. 'Feinzink'-based specimen that retains truly all of its silver-coloured finish: the piece has a somewhat 'matted' ie. truly zinc-like appearance. The badge came still 'packed' in its rare 'Zellstoff'-based 'LDO'-pouch and was most certainly never cleaned nor polished (it was simply never issued). As stated is the piece a non-maker-marked example (as more often by this specific maker) that shows various characteristics - such as for example the typical pin and/or soldered catch-set-up - typically seen with PABs as produced by the: 'Wilhelm Deumer' company based in the town of Lüdenscheid. This particular PAB-type is uniquely referenced as a: 'solid-zinc type by an unknown maker' (as numbered with the reference-number: '1.10.1' according to the excellent reference-work entitled: 'The Panzer-Assault badge of WWII' by my Belgian friend Philippe de Bock). After having discussed this with Philippe he agreed that this type is a version that was procuced by the: 'Wilhelm Deumer' company. The badge was always stored in the neat pouch which - apart from the obvious 'LDO'-print on the front - shows a neat blue-ink stamp that reads 'L/11' (= 'Wilhelm Deumer') and shows the more often encountered text: 'Die Herstellung von Orden.. '. The superb piece - which is very pronounced and has naturally great pronounced detail - naturally shows all the details as to be expected for a badge by this particular maker. It was found as such and was never before in a collection: I found two identical examples: one of them is firmly in my own private collection. Simply a very nice and honest silver-class PAB in a superb condition: without doubt the best such example I ever had on offer!

 Straps: 'Uffz. eines Inf,Rgt 'GD'

Straps: 'Uffz. eines Inf,Rgt 'GD'

This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and/or fully matching! - WH (Heeres), IMO early-war period (ie. 'M36'-model and/or rounded-style-) 'cyphered' NCO-type shoulderstraps, as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier eines Infanterie-Rgt. 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 moderately used ie. worn-) condition. The neat straps - which have the 'standard' darker-green-coloured and/or smooth woolen-based 'upperdecks' and are IMO standard-issue straps - show the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- (and/or woolen-type-) piping attached. The straps which measure approximately 10,7 cms. in length each, come on their functional tongues and are of course in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book' condition overall. The shoulderstraps shows the neat, machine-embroidered and/or white-coloured 'GD'-cyphers (which are fully matching - see pictures). The straps show the 'standard'-type, silver-coloured NCO-braid attached denoting the soldiers-rank of: 'Unteroffizier'. The straps shows - as stated above - clear usage ie. wear (some fair age, dust and/or staining is clearly visible and/or present). 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'-GD-shoulderstrap-pair: only the second such neat NCO-type pair in this rank that I have ever had on offer!

 DAK-shoulderstraps: 'Feldwebel der Pz-Gren.'

DAK-shoulderstraps: 'Feldwebel der Pz-Gren.'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit minimally mis-matched! - pair of (IMO fairly early-war period ie. truly 'DAK'- or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'- related-) WH (Heeres) NCO-type, 'tropical'-style shoulderstraps, as piped in the neat bright-green (ie. 'wiesengrüner'-) coloured branchcolour, as were intended for - and most certainly worn by! - a: 'Feldwebel der Panzer-Grenadier-Truppen' (or sergeant whow served within a rifle-regiment), in overall very nice, albeit moderately used ie. worn, condition. The shoulderstraps - which are as stated above minimally mis-matched in execution and do show some fading - measure approximately 11 cms. in length each. Both straps have the typical brownish-green- (ie. tropical-) coloured and/or linnen-based, 'upperdecks' (and greenish-/brown-coloured and/or woolen 'backings' as to be expected) and have the neat and desirable bright-green (ie. 'wiesengrüner'-) coloured and/or 'silk-like'-type piping. The set 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 - which is as stated slightly mis-matched in colour ie. faded-condition only - 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 clearly been faded due to obvious sunlight). The straps show the golden-toned (ie. truly tropical!) NCO-braid and/or one pip each attached, denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Feldwebel'. (Of interest is the fact that both pips have - period! - been stitched onto the boards: most likely did the prongs broke-off and did the soldier re-attach- ie. stitch them on the corners - see pictures). Simply a very nice - and with certainty very desirable! - fully 'text-book'-, NCO-type, tropical shoulderstrap-pair that belonged to a: 'Feldwebel der Panzer-Grenadier-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!

 Shoulderstraps Feldw.eines Inf. Rgt. "GD"

Shoulderstraps Feldw.eines Inf. Rgt. "GD"

This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and fully matching! - WH (Heeres), IMO early-war period (ie. 'M36'-model and/or rounded-style-) 'cyphered' NCO-type shoulderstraps, as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and worn by! - a: 'Feldwebel eines Infanterie-Rgt. der “GD”-Division' (or 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' darker-green-coloured and/or smooth woolen-based 'upper-decks' and are IMO originating from a private tailor-shop - show the neat white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured- (and/or woolen-type-) piping attached. The straps which measure approximately 10,7 cms. in length each, come on their functional tongues and are of course in a nice, ie. fully 'text-book' condition overall. The shoulderstraps shows the neat, zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based 'GD'-cyphers (which are fully matching and that are period attached to the boards - see pictures). Of additional interest is the fact that these 'cyphers' are of the regular-sized version: both show some greenish-like patina (ie. staining). The straps show the 'standard'-type, silver-coloured NCO-braid attached. Moreover do they show two (also zinc- ie. 'Feinzink'-based-) pips attached, denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Feldwebel'. The straps shows - as stated above - clear usage ie. wear (some fair age, dust and/or staining is clearly visible and/or present). Moreover do both straps show some moth-damaged areas backs (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 desirable NCO-type, 'Infanterie'-GD-shoulderstrap-pair: only the first such neat NCO-type pair in this rank that I have ever had on offer!

 Armshield: 'Biz Alla Bilen'

Armshield: 'Biz Alla Bilen'

This is a truly very nice - and with certainty very rarely encountered! - 'BeVo'-woven armshield - being of the rare first pattern! - showing the mosq with above the text 'Biz Alla Bilen' as was intended for a Turkistan volunteer that served within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' ie. within the 'Turkistanian Legion', in very nice (albeit clearly used ie. pre-folded and/or tunic-removed-) condition. This shield originates from a veteran, who 'liberated' this piece during his stay in occupied France in WWII (according to the vendor). This example is truly one of the more rarer 'BeVo'-type arm-shields to encounter and only the fifth such example I ever had on offer in a ten-year period. This shield is in a clearly used and/or uniform-removed condition (it shows clear wear and/or fair aging) and is very different from the many copies that are in existance today. This rare first model (introduced in 1942) saw only limited use and was quite soon replaced by the second model in 1943. The piece on offer here was with certainty pre-folded (ie. pre-mounted-) on an oval-shaped piece of carton (something that I have actually seen before). Simply a very nice and rare arm-shield: in worn ie. tunic-removed condition even more difficult to encounter!

 Green-coloured Waffen-SS belt-buckle by 'Rodo'

Green-coloured Waffen-SS belt-buckle by 'Rodo'

This is a truly very nice - and very desirable ie. rarely encountered! - example of a steel-based enlisted-mens'-/ie. NCO-type, Waffen-SS belt-buckle, being an 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 of its originally-applied dark-green coloured finish, 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 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 was for years part of my private collection and I only sell it due to the fact that I have found recently a slightly better preserved example. As most certainly known are these original steel-based, green-coloured SS belt-buckles by 'Rodo' very desirable but truly hard to find something that merits IMO my asking-price. This is only the first such neat piece I ever had on offer!

 Booklet 'Die Panzertruppen ....

Booklet 'Die Panzertruppen ....

This is a very nice - and truly unusual ie. very rarely encountered! - example of the WH Panzer-related, small-sized, booklet, entitled: 'Die Panzertruppen und die wichtigsten deutschen und feindlichen Panzertypen' dated: '1944', in overall very nice and/or fully complete (albeit used- ie. read-) condition. The small-sized and very fragile (soft-covered-) booklet (only sized: 14 x 10 cms.) helds approximately 128 pages (full of tank- related-information and shows detailed illustrations and/or pictures of all Wehrmacht - and or foreign! - Pz-related vehicles). As such it makes a superb, period reference-work covering the subject matter. The manual - which is as stated published in a small-sized format - was a later-war issued publication that was first published in 1944. This booklet is equally rare as the other PZ-related period reference-works entitled: 'Der Tigerfibel' and/or: 'Der Panzerknacker' / Merkblatt 77/3 / LW-Merkblatt 220' and it should be noted that not many examples have survived. The booklet is moderately used but fully complete: it is however void of any real damage and is of course complete. Simply a very nice and highly collectable 'Panzer'-related item: only the first such neat Panzer-related publication I ever had on offer!

 WH (LW) 'Schwimmveste - FL30154-2'

WH (LW) 'Schwimmveste - FL30154-2'

This is a truly superb - and in this very nice condition rarely encountered - example of a WH (Luftwaffe) inflatable- ie. carbon dioxide cartridge-operated, life-preserving-vest (ie. 'Schwimmveste') of the type: 'FL30154-2' (also known as: 'B2'-pattern), as was produced in the mid-war years by the: 'BWZ'-coded factory, in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-, unissued-) condition. The vest comes naturally fully complete and untouched: all linnen-based straps and/or painted attachment-rings are present and in place, something that is of course also valid for the metal-based carbon-dioxide-cartridge (which still has two spare fitting-rings attached as can be seen on the pictures). The 'B2'-pattern (or: 'Schwimmveste Fl 30154-2') was actually a slightly improved model that followed in 1941 and differed only in having plastic-based fittings for the gas-inflation-cartridge and the mouthpiece instead of nickle and cast alloy. The piece on offer here was IMO never used and shows only minimal (storage-) age: it shows some minimal staining but in truly in a wonderfull condition. It naturally also bears various ink-stamps and/or markings and has a neat linnen-based etiket attached on the inside as to be expected (see pictures). It should be noted that moderately used and/or fairly complete examples of these desirable and rare pilot equipment-items are already hard to encounter: virtually mint examples are simply almost never offered for sale, something that IMO merits my asking price. Simply a superb example of the WH (Luftwaffe) inflatable- ie. carbon dioxide cartridge-operated, life-preserving-vest (ie. 'Schwimmveste') of the type: 'FL30154-2'!

 Straps: 'Uffz. u. Mitglied eines Kav.schule'

Straps: 'Uffz. u. Mitglied eines Kav.schule'

This is a truly very attractive - and as such with certainty very rarely encountered! - fully matching pair of early- (ie. pre-war-) period WH (Heeres), so-called: 'M35'-type (rounded-styled-) 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstraps, being of the pattern as executed in structured-linnen and having the golden-yellow- (ie. 'goldgelbener'-) coloured piping, as intended for - and worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier u. Mitglied eines Kavallerieschule' (or junior-sergeant and most likely a trainer within a cavalry school or institute), in overall very nice, albeit IMO minimally used and/or worn-, condition. The shoulderstraps - which measure approximately 11,2 cms. in length each - come mounted on their original tongues. The pair was IMO only minimally used ie. worn and comes as found and/or stored for decades: the set is truly hardly worn and is in a wonderful ie. almost minty condition overall. The shoulderstraps - which have as stated the woolen-based- and/or golden-yellow- (ie. 'goldgelbener'-) coloured piping - show the neat (machine-embroidered by means of so-called: 'Kurbelstickerei') Gothic-styled, 'KS'-cyphers. These are executed in the golden-yellow- (ie. 'goldgelbener'-) coloured wool (ie. linnen) as to be expected. The pair shows the silverish-coloured- (ie. early-period-) NCO-braid attached, denoting the NCOs-rank ie. function of: 'Unteroffizier'. The early-period set is IMO of the so-called: 'M35'-pattern and shows the neat 'upperdecks' as executed in typical structured-linnen (this pattern was only in use for a very limited time-frame and was quickly abolished). Simply a very attractive pair of early-period and/or 'cyphered' shoulderstraps as were intended for - and worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier u. Mitglied eines Kavallerieschule'. It should be noted that these 'cyphered' and/or NCO-type shoulderstraps are almost never offered for sale: this is just the first such rarely encountered pair in this particular rank I ever had on offer!

 Boards 'Soldat des Gebirgsjäger-Rgts. 98'

Boards 'Soldat des Gebirgsjäger-Rgts. 98'

This is a truly very attractive - and very rarely encountered albeit regrettably clearly mis-matched! - pair of WH (Heeres) 'cyphered' shoulderstraps, piped in the desirable darker-green- (ie. 'grüner'-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and most certainly worn by! - a: (being of the model as specifically intended for the: 'Windjacke') being a pair of the model as specifically intended for usage on the protective 'Gebirgsjäger' 3/4-type rain-coat ie. 'Gebirgsjäger-Windjacke'), in overall very nice (IMO only minimally used ie. worn-) condition. The shoulderstraps - which have the neat, desirable darker-green- (ie. 'grüner'-) coloured and/or woolen-type piping - were IMO issued and only minimally used: both straps show minimal age, wear and/or staining (one of the boards shows some damaged piping). The boards have the ('standard-type'-) bluish-grey-coloured and/or woolen-based 'backings' and have 'upperdecks' constructed from the typical linnen (as used to construct the above mentioned protective 'Gebirgsjäger' 3/4-type rain-coat ie. 'Gebirgsjäger-Windjacke'). The boards - which are both quite long-sized and measure respectively 14,2 ie. 12,7 cms. each as to be expected - were most certainly intended for wear on the specific 'Gebirgsjäger', '3/4-model' protective-jacket (ie. rain-coat). Both straps show the neat embroidered '9' and/or '8' numerals ie. 'cyphers' (executed in wool and/or done by means of so-called: 'Kurbelstickerei'). The pair was recently found as such at a private household and was with certainty worn as such as a pair (as mentioned are both mis-matched and differ in length only). This is only the first time I have ever encountered such a neat and most certainly desirable pair as piped in the darker-green coloured branchcolour: simply a truly superb pair of 'Gebirgsjäger'-shoulderstraps of unmistaken rarity!

 'Truppentraditionsabzeichen der Banaken'

'Truppentraditionsabzeichen der Banaken'

This is a very nice - and actually truly rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres, Luftwaffe and/or Kriegsmarine) so-called: 'Truppentraditionsabzeichen o. Ehrennadel der Banaken' (as awarded to certain soldiers stationed in occupied Norway) as was executed in muli-coloured enamel, in overall nice (albeit moderately used ie. worn-) condition. The fairly small-sized badge - only sized: 2,5 cms. in height - depicts a multi-coloured shield (including a Norwegian flag and/or polar-bear and showing the text: 'Banak 1940') with above an eagle-device (having typical so-called: 'curved wings'). The badge on offer here has never been cleaned nor polished and shows great detail: it was never cleaned and was most certainly once tunic-attached. It comes on its functional, long-sized pin. The piece on offer here originates from a private household in Germany where it was recently uncovered. These decorative albeit tiny badges are truly rarely offered for sale and are (strangely!) not pictured in the Heering-Hüsken lapel-pin catalogue (or: 'Abzeichenkatalog'). As possiblly known were these (semi-official!) badges also properly entered in both: 'Wehrpass' and/or 'Soldbuch' and were handed-out with an (equally rarely seen-) official award-document. These lapel-pins were awarded throughout the war to all soldiers stationed in Norway above the 70th degree of latitude (and are as such comparable with the so-called: 'Taufurkunden der Kriegsmarine' (given to naval soldiers that had crossed the equator by boat). Simply a very rare and most certainly attractive: 'Truppentraditionsabzeichen o. Ehrennadel der Banaken': only the first such neat and rare badge I ever had on offer!

 RAD 'Dienstarmbinde'

RAD 'Dienstarmbinde'

This is a very nice - and actually never before encountered! - RAD (ie. 'Reichsarbeits- dienst') armband (or: 'Dienstarmbinde') as was (IMO) intended for (graduated-) RAD-staff-members within one of the RAD-officer cadet-schools ie. training-institutes, in overall nice (albeit clearly worn- ie. used-) condition. The neat armband - which measures 36 x 10 cms. in length - shows the typical RAD-'spade-insignia' as interwoven in black-coloured linnen on a white-/ie. somewhat beige-coloured (and/or stained-) background. The piece is neatly executed in 'BeVo'-weave pattern but is void of an interwoven logo or alike (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece - which has clearly been used and worn and shows some obvious wear, age and/or staining - has furthermore the (typical-) light-blue coloured borders and is also 'enclosed' within a frame of similar braid. (Note: I have encountered similar armbands with both Luftwaffe- and/or Heeres eagle-devices but have NEVER seen one that was intended for RAD-staff: taking into account the fact that the signification for these similar Wehrmacht-armbands is known as being intended for graduated officer-candidates I deducted that this would also be valid for this neat RAD-example. The various RAD-reference-works I have on hand show this armband as being 'still unattributed'). I assume that these armbands were worn on the left sleeve of the mustard coloured RAD-tunics. Simply a very nice - and with certainty rarely seen - RAD-related 'Armbinde' which is IMO priced according to its desirability and unmistaken rarity!

 Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderstraps

Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderstraps

This is a truly very attractive - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO mid-war period-), Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderstraps, piped in the desirable white- (ie. weisser-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and worn by! - an: 'SS-Oberscharführer der Infanterie' (or infantry-sergeant first-class), in overall very nice, albeit moderately used ie. worn-, condition. The shoulderstraps - that have the neat and very desirable (white-coloured!) 'silk-like'-type piping - show the black-coloured 'upperdecks' and/or field-grey-coloured-woolen 'underlays' (which are both executed in the Italian-styled, field-grey coloured wool aka: 'drap Orti'). The set comes on its the 'typical SS-modelled'-tongues attached and measures approximately 10,3 cms. sized in length. The set - which was recently found as such - was IMO only moderately used: it shows some regular wear and/or age and is minimally stained (esp. the piping as can be seen on the pictures). The set is in a wonderfull condition and can almost not be upgraded. Both straps show four identical (zinc-based-) pips attached and show the 'standard-type', silverish-coloured NCO-braid attached, denoting the rank of: 'SS-Oberscharführer' (or sergeant first-class). Of additional interest is the fact that this pair was period-promoted (or: 'mitbefördert') something that can be seen by looking at the horizontally mounted stipe of NCO-braid: this is period-done by hand. One of the boards shows a tiny moth-damaged area on the back (nothing shocking though). As most certainly known are all Waffen-SS , infantry NCO-type boards to be considered rare and very hard to encounter: those matching pairs, piped in white ('Infanterie') having attachad tongues even more so! Simply a very nice and desirable pair of Waffen-SS infantry shoulderstraps in a truly wonderfull condition: only the fourth such rare and desirable set I ever had on offer!

 'Flatwire-style' 'TK' collar-tab

'Flatwire-style' 'TK' collar-tab

This is a truly stunning example of an IMO mid-war type 'SS' (ie. 'Waffen-SS') so-called: 'flatwire-style' officers'-/ie. NCO-pattern 'Totenkopf' collar-tab, as intended for usage by the various Waffen-SS NCO’s throughout the war, in overall very nice (ie. worn and/or tunic-removed!) condition. The neat and desirable piece was IMO clearly once tunic-attached (by means of a machine) and shows a neat, paper-based 'RzM'-etiket ('B-Stück'). The collar-tab is very nicely executed in the neat silver-coloured 'flatwire-weave' so-called: 'BeVo'-weave style' and is a text-book example of this neat technique. The piece has as stated clearly been worn and shows some minimal age ie. staining IMO caused by decades of storage and/or moderate wear. Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original 'flatwire-style' Waffen-SS 'Totenkopf' collar-tab: only the first such neat (truly worn!) example I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS aluminium-based belt-buckle

Waffen-SS aluminium-based belt-buckle

This is a truly superb example of a Waffen-SS, aluminium-based belt-buckle that is neatly marked with the makers'-signification: 'RzM 822/37 SS' (and as such being most likely a piece bearing a producers-code as used by the: 'Richard Sieper & Söhne'- ie. 'R.S.&.S.'- company based in Lüdenscheid), in overall very nice nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The piece still has very fine and crisp detail and is void of any real corrosion nor real damage or defaults. These (rather 'soft'-based-) aluminium belt-buckles are often truly 'worn-out' whereas this example on offer here has very nice and pronounced (and/or fully undamaged!) details. The inside shows some normal dust and dirt as acquired over the years (IMO caused by decades of storage ie. minimal wear only). The stamp is very pronounced and clear (as can be seen from the pictures). This example is not cleaned nor polished and still retains a fair bit of its protective 'sprayed' silver finish (something that is fairly unusual). The piece just shows some minimal dirt ie. staining but was most certainly never cleaned nor polished. 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 'Richard Sieper & Söhne' example that is almost impossible to upgrade. Simply one of the nicest Waffen-SS belt-buckles that I ever had on offer for a long time!

 'SS-Verfügungstruppen-Führerschein'

'SS-Verfügungstruppen-Führerschein'

This is a truly very nice - and most certainly rarely encountered! - linnen-based, 'SS-Verfügungstruppen-Führerschein' (or photo-ID ie. specific SS drivers-license) as issued to Walter Laukhuf born in 1919, member within the: '4./SS Art.Ers.Abt' (ie. Regiment “Der Führer”) on 26 June 1940, in overall very nice condition. The drivers-license measures 14 x 9,5 cms. and was issued for vehicles of the class: 'Verbrennungsmotor der Klasse II'. The piece is in a wonderful condition overall but shows two (ie. three-) holes due to having been period hole-punched (see pictures). The piece is fully filled-in and/or accordingly ink-stamped and shows a truly wonderful picture of Laukhuf wearing an early (ie. typical 'SS-Verfügungstruppen'-styled-) tunic having silver-/black striped shoulderstraps and dito piping around the collar. Moreover does Laukhuf wears a neat soldiers'-type 'runes' collar-patch having the added '3' numeral (identifying him as a member within the SS-Regiment “Der Führer”). The drivers-license is signed by an (regrettably unidentified) 'SS-Untersturmführer' (as can be seen on the pictures). This is just the first time that I can offer such a very attractive (and rarely encountered!) 'SS-Verfügungstruppen-Führerschein'!

 Post-card sized Waffen-SS picture

Post-card sized Waffen-SS picture

This is a truly very attractive, period- and/or post-card sized-, studio portrait-picture (neatly dated: 10-3-1945) depicting a Waffen-SS officer (ie. 'SS-Hauptsturmführer') wearing a standard-type officers-tunic and/or visor-cap (ie. 'Schirmmütze') having a rarely seen cloth-based visor, in overall nice condition. The neat portrait - sized: 15 x 10 cms. - shows various interesting details such as the neatly shaped Waffen-SS visor-cap (ie. 'Schirmmütze') (having a nice, silver-coloured skull- and/or eagle attached!), his 'standard-type' collar-tabs and shoulderboards and a white-coloured shirt and/or black-tie being worn. A small (two-pieced) 'Band-/Feldspange' and the top of an IAB are also noticable. The detail on the picture is truly extraordinary and/or sharp. The front of the photo shows some text (ie. a neatly pencilled dedication) that reads: 'Zur Erinnerung - dein Friedr. Habermeyer - 10-3-1945'. This portrait originates from a private household where it was recently found: it was never in collectors-hands. Simply a very decorative Waffen-SS officers' picture-portrait!

 Field-grey-coloured 'Postschütz' belt-buckle

Field-grey-coloured 'Postschütz' belt-buckle

This is a truly very attractive - and very rarely encountered! - neatly field-grey-coloured and/or aluminium-based, so-called: 'Postschütz' belt-buckle that comes on its natural coloured leather-based tab, which is neatly marker-marked: 'Richard Sieper u. Söhne - Lüdenscheid' and/or clearly dated '1936', in overall very nice (IMO only minimally used ie. worn-) condition. The buckle was IMO surely issued and/or minimally used but still retains most of its (fairly 'matted'- ie satin-like!) field-grey painted colour: just some minimal 'scratching' is visible simply caused by decades of storage ie. handling and/or moderate wear. The piece is still a bit dusty but was most certainly never cleaned nor polished and comes as found. The neat leather tab is still fully functional and completely souple (it was moreover never oiled nor greased). The oval-shaped 'Richard Sieper u. Söhne' dry-stamp (clearly visible on the tab-) is clearly readable and of course present: the buckle itself also shows the stamp: 'R.S.& S': something that is more often seen with buckles as produced by this maker. It should be noted that these very nice (ie. almost minty!) field-grey-coloured and/or light-weight ie. aluminium-based belt-buckles are nowadays very hard to encounter: most of the times all their period colour has been worn (ie. polished-) away. The 'Postschutz' organisation (which can literally be translated as 'postal security service') is one of the smaller TR organisations about which little is known to date: its 'political' i.e. police-related nature is also underlined by the left facing eagle. It should be noted that NOT many photgrapic evidence of this organisation has surfaced to date and their belt-buckles can easily be graded 'very rare'. Simply a very nice field-grey-coloured and/or light-weight ie. aluminium-based 'Postschütz' belt-buckle: only the first such very rare and attractive example I ever had on offer!

 WH (Heeres) NCO 'GD'-shoulderstraps

WH (Heeres) NCO 'GD'-shoulderstraps

This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and fully matching! - WH (Heeres), IMO early-war period (ie. 'M36'-model and/or rounded-style-) 'cyphered' NCO-type shoulderboards, as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and worn by! - an: 'Oberfeldwebel eines Infanterie-Rgt. der “GD”-Division' (or sergeant-first-class 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 boards - which have the 'standard' darker-green-coloured and/or smooth woolen-based 'upper-decks' - show the neat white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured- (and/or woolen-type-) piping attached. The boards which measure approximately 11 cms. in length each, come on their functional tongues and are of course in a nice, ie. fully 'text-book' condition overall. The boards shows the neat, aluminium- (ie. zinc- 'Feinzink'-) based 'GD'-cyphers (which are regrettably non-matching and that are period hand-stitched onto the boards - see pictures). Of additional interest is the fact that these 'cyphers' are of the rarely seen, 'smaller-sized' version. The boards show the early-type, silver-coloured NCO-braid attached. Moreover do they show four (also aluminium- ie. zinc- 'Feinzink'-) based-) pips attached, denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Oberfeldwebel'. The boards shows - as stated above - clear usage ie. wear (some fair age, dust and/or staining is clearly visible and/or present). Moreover do both boards show some 'cut-out' sections on the backs (see pictures): this was done for unknown reasons. Of additional interest is also the fact that these pair was field-promoted (ie. 'Mitbefördert'): the horizontal stripe of NCO-braid was clearly later added onto the boards! 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 desirable NCO-type, 'Infanterie'-GD-shoulderboard-pair: only the first such neat NCO-type shoulderboard-set in this rank that I have ever had on offer!

 WH (Heeres) enlisted-mens' 'GD'-shoulderstraps

WH (Heeres) enlisted-mens' 'GD'-shoulderstraps

This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heeres), IMO early-war period (ie. 'M36'-model and/or rounded-style-) enlisted-mens'-type shoulderboards, piped in the neat white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as intended for a: 'Soldat eines Infanterie-Regiment der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or simple infantry-soldier that served within an infantry unit within the famous “Gross- deutschland”-Division), in overall very nice (albeit IMO minimally used ie. worn-) condition. The neat boards - which have the 'standard' darker-green coloured and/or smooth woolen-based 'upper-decks' - have the neat white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured- (and/or woolen-type-) piping attached. The boards which measure approximately 10,8 cms. in length each, come on their functional tongues and are of course in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book' condition overall. They show the neat interwoven 'GD'-cyphers, which are executed in white-coloured machine-embroidery (as per regulation). The sets show - as stated above - only moderate usage ie. wear (just some minimal age, dust and/or staining is visible and/or present). Moreover does the pair show some (minimal) moth-damage (as can be seen on the pictures). The pair is entirely constructed of smooth-type wool making it with certainty a privately-purchashed pair that originates from a tailor-shop or alike. In any case is this a superb occasion to acquire a very nice and desirable enlisted-mens'-type, 'Infanterie'-GD-pair: only the second such neat set that I have ever had on offer!

 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Terek'

'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Terek'

This is a truly superb - and extremely rarely encountered! - example of a colourfull, 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Terek' as was intended for the cossack-volunteers (ie. 'Terek-Kosakken') within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht', in overall very nice (ie. stonemint/unissued-) condition. The shield is in an absolute mint, unissued condition and simply cannot be upgraded. These - original - 'official' German produced arm-shields 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 is void of any staining nor damage and comes as straightly cut-of the role. These desirable Cossack-armshields rank amongst the rarest ones of 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!

 WH (KM) cap-eagle with 'screw-set-up'

WH (KM) cap-eagle with 'screw-set-up'

This is a truly rare - and actually only once before encountered! - WH (Kriegsmarine) bullion-based and/or white coloured summer-type visor-cap eagle, that comes with its attached metal back-plate and/or original 'screw-set-up', in overall very nice, albeit moderately used and/or worn-, condition. This 'high-quality' example comes with its metal-coloured 'back-plate' (attached to keep a neat shape) and has a single 'screw-set-up' in place (which is fully functional and which is neatly marked: 'DRGM - 653148'). The detail and craftmanship on this particular piece - that is executed in multi-coloured golden-/silverish braid on a 'smooth'-type woolen and white-coloured background and that has an approximate 'wingspan' of 7 cms. - are truly wonderfull and stunning. The traces of having been attached on a white summer (visor) cap once are obvious and clearly present: I am convinced that this example belonged to a high-ranked 'Kriegsmarine' officer. Simply a very attractive - and most certainly rarely encountered! - piece of naval-insignia that would nicely fit to restore any Kriegsmarine officers'-type summer visor-cap, or simply to be kept in an insignia-collection. Maybe a 'one-off' opportunity to acquire such a very attractive and rare piece!

 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by: 'F.L.L.'

'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by: 'F.L.L.'

This is a truly very attractive and/or pronounced 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'-) based example of an unmarked WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' (or pilots'-badge) as was produced by the desirable maker: 'F.L.L.' (= 'Friedrich Linden - Lüdenscheid'), in overall very nice, albeit moderately worn ie. used condition. The neat piece has simply extraordinary detail and retains most of its silver-toned finish. The piece is as stated a non-maker-marked example that was with certainty produced by the: 'Friedrich Linden' (ie. F.L.L.) company based in Lüdenscheid). The badge is as stated IMO only moderately worn but truly shows great character and/or fine, pronounced detail. The badge is naturally in great shape ie. order: the pin-/ie. pin-attachment and/or both rivets are in fine (and/or undamaged nor repaired-) order. The catch is also in great undamaged order and of course fully functional. The piece shows neatly 'cut-out' feathers on the eagle. All these details can be seen as typical hallmarks for a fine period by 'F.L.L.' produced award. The badge has IMO never been cleaned or polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina'. Simply a very nice example of this very attractive Luftwaffe award that is IMO accordingly priced!

 Printed armband: 'Deutsche Luftwaffe'

Printed armband: 'Deutsche Luftwaffe'

This is a very nice and unusual item: a truly extremely rarely encountered and later-war, printed linnen-based armband entitled: 'Deutsche Luftwaffe', which was exclusively worn by German pilots in order to identify them as such in case of an emergency landing, in very nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn condition. These printed armbands became standard issue of the pilot-equipment later in the war, when it occured that German crew-members were thought to be allied pilots and were shot or molested by the German population 'as revenge on bombing their cities'. When wearing their full flight-gear it was hard to identify them as either Allied or German air-crew members! The band on offer here is printed in black-ink on (light) yellow-coloured linnen and measures (folded): 38 x 10 cms. It is clearly used and shows some staining and wear (it is also a bit wrinkled). The example on offer here is also neatly ink-stamped with a stamp that shows a 'LW Feldpostnummer' that reads: 'L 25082' (something that is not often the case!). These bands are known to have been copied: this is of course a nice and rare original example and only the fourth such example I have ever encountered. Of additional interest is also the 'shabby' manner in which this band is made: something that underlines the fact that this was a very late-war item. Simply a great LW pilots' equipment item that is often missing in most collections!

 5-pieced medal-bar ('Spange')

5-pieced medal-bar ('Spange')

This is a truly stunning - and high-quality produced! - example of a 5-pieced WWI-/WWII-period medal-bar (ie. 'Ordensspange'), showing respectively a WWI-period: a WWI-period: 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' (or iron cross second class), a: 'Frontkämpferkreuz mit Schwerter' (or: 'Kriegsteilnehmerkreuz mit Schwerter'), a (scarcely seen!): 'N.S.D.A.P.- Dienstauszeichnung der 2. Stufe' (or N.S.D.A.P. loyal-service medal for 15 years of loyal service), an: 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe' (or N.S.D.A.P. loyal-service medal for 10 years of loyal service) and a: 'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen 2. Klasse' (or silver class, loyal- service medal for 25 years of civil service), all five awards in an overall very nice (albeit IMO moderatly used and/or worn-) condition. As mentioned above is this particular 'Ordensspange' a truly high-quality produced example that was period-compiled by the famous specialised award-dealer: 'Friedr. Sedlatzek' based in the town of Berlin (as the neat, linnen-based etiket as sewn on the back clearly proves - see pictures). All five awards are attractive, quality examples that all seem to have never been cleaned nor polished: all five come in an equally tarnished- ie. dusty condition and also come on their period-mounted ribbons as compiled, issued and/or moderately worn. The 'EK II.Kl.' is a nice example that retains a fully preserved (and non-damaged-) black-coloured inner-core. The 'Frontkämpferkreuz' - which is a non-maker-marked specimen - still retains all of its bronzed finish and is in a very nice condition overall: just some minimal age ie. tarnish is visible. Both 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnungen der 2. u. 3. Stufe' are very nice examples showing no damage nor defaults whatsoever (the neatly silver frosted example of the second class - which is rarely seen in itself! - has a totally undamaged blue-enamelled surface whereas the third class award has a neatly preserved bronze-toned age-patina!). The 'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen 2. Klasse' (or silver class, loyal- service medal for 25 years of civil service) is a nice example that is equally void of any enamel damage and shows a neatly silver-finish (still showing its high-polished sides or: 'hochpolierte Kanten'). Of additional interest is naturally also the neat linnen-based 'Friedr. Sedlatzek'- makers'-etiket that is period-attached on the back: this is only a confirmation of the high-quality of this particular medal-bar. The 'Ordensspange' comes naturally on its functional pin-/catch set-up and is neatly 'backed' with greenish- (ie. field-grey-) coloured woolen-based cloth. The medal-bar was recently found at a private household and was never before in a collection. It was most certainly a period compiled and/or minimally worn piece and is NOT a post-war compilation: it originated from a private household and was kept as such for decades and belonged to a WWI-veteran and long-year N.S.D.A.P.-member. Simply a stunning - and very decorative! - 5-pieced medal-bar- ie. 'Ordensspange' that is IMO accordingly priced and great to 'present' on any 'Waffenrock' ie. political tunic!

 Armband: 'Org.Todt'

Armband: 'Org.Todt'

This is a truly very nice - and actually never before encountered! - OT (ie. 'Organisation Todt') IMO other-ranks armband entitled: 'Org.Todt' and showing an interwoven black-coloured eagle-device and/or 'BeVo-Wuppertal' logo, in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The armband - which was IMO normally worn instead of the more often seen swastika-armband - is beautifully executed in the neat ‘BeVo’-like weave pattern: it is also produced by this company and shows a neat (interwoven!) 'BeVo-Wuppertal' logo on the back (see pictures). The armband comes in full-length condition and measures approximately 39 cms. in length (is measures 10,5 cms. in height: it is also 'off-factory' assembled and ready for wear. It has a separately attached (red-coloured) linnen 'stripe' attached (most likely signifying a possible rank) and also shows a (printed) bearers’-number (that reads: '692'). The piece just shows some truly minimal staining simply caused by decades of storage only. It might well be possible that these armbands were also worn by the various European OT-volunteers: I could not find any reference for this neat piece. Simply a very nice and actually never before observed ‘Organisation Todt’ item that is impossible to upgrade!

 'P38' hard-shell holster

'P38' hard-shell holster

This is a truly superb example of a black-coloured and/or leather-based, 'standard'-WH-issue, so-called: 'P38' hard-shell holster, being an example that is neatly maker-marked with a 3-digit code ('BDR'), a clear 'Waffenamt'-marking and which is dated: '43', in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The holster is in a truly very fine condition overall (it retains a fully 'hardened' touch!) and is naturally fully serviceable (all leather 'lashes' are original to the piece and not re-sewn nor replaced or alike). There is also a clear 'WaffenAmt' stamp (that reads: 'WaA 86') present (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece has its full and undamaged (still fully white coloured-) stitching in place and is IMO in almost mint and only minimally used condition. The 3-digit maker-code: 'BDR' stands for the company: 'Lederwarenfabrik Richard Ehrhardt', based in the town of Pössneck. The piece is as stated still 'completely hard' being a sign that it was not greased nor oiled whatsoever: it was however never cleaned nor polished and is still a bit dirty and stained as recently found. Simply the best P38 hard-shell holster I ever had on offer: I deem that I priced it according to its absolutely stunning condition!

 Armband: 'Reichsautozug Deutschland'

Armband: 'Reichsautozug Deutschland'

This is a truly very nice - and extremely rarely encountered! - specimen of the greyish-coloured (and/or white/red-piped-) armband ie. cuff-title as executed in 'BeVo-weave' pattern, as intended for - and worn by! - the members within the 'N.S.D.A.P. Reichsautozug Deutschland' (or: 'RaZ'), in overall very nice (albeit moderately used ie. worn-) condition. This organisation - named the 'N.S.D.A.P. Reichsautozug' (or: 'RaZ') - was likely the smallest party-related formation within the Third Reich of which not much is known to date. Although it was a formation that was infact more related to the SA ('Sturmabteilungen'), it was attached to the N.S.D.A.P. head-quarters based in Münich. It most likely never numbered more than 200 members. This organisation was in charge of furnishing and setting-up all that was necessary to handle a large-scale party rally. Their responsibilities included setting-up and maintaining audio systems, seating, shelter and housing, field kitchens and/or latrines. The cuff-title on offer here is in a moderately used and most certainly worn condition: is shows some minimal age and/or staining and shows one (period!) repaired hole (see picture). The piece measures 42 x 4,5 cms. and is still sewn-together as worn. It originates from a private household and was never before part of a collection. The piece is - as stated above - executed in neat 'BeVo-weave' pattern and shows extraordinary detail. I am pretty convinced that not many of these rare armbands have survived and this is actually the first such rare piece I did ever have encounter. Simply a very nice and most certainly very rare N.S.D.A.P.-related armband ie. cuff-title!

 Chocolate-brown-coloured P08 holster

Chocolate-brown-coloured P08 holster

This is a truly superb example of a chocolate-brown-coloured (thus scarcely encountered!) and/or leather-based WH-issue 'P08' (aka 'Lüger') hard-shell holster, being a neatly maker-marked ('Voegels - Köln') example that is bearing a clear 'Waffenamt'-marking ('WaA387') and which is dated: '1939', in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The holster is in a truly very fine condition overall (it retains a fully 'hardened' touch!) and is naturally fully serviceable (all leather 'lashes' are original to the piece and not re-sewn nor replaced or alike). There is also a clear 'WaffenAmt' stamp (that reads: 'WaA387') present (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece has its full and undamaged (still fully white coloured-) stitching in place and is IMO in almost mint and only minimally used condition. The holster was produced by the 'Voegels'-company, based in the town of Köln. The piece is as stated still 'completely hard' being a sign that it was not greased nor oiled whatsoever: it was however never cleaned nor polished and is still a bit dirty and stained as found. The piece originates from my own private collection: I had it for over 25 years! Simply the best P08 hard-shell holster I ever had on offer: I deem that I priced it according to its absolutely stunning condition!

 Period tile: 'Nachtjagdgeschwader 1'

Period tile: 'Nachtjagdgeschwader 1'

This is a very attractive - and unusually encountered! - example of a Dutch-made, WH (Luftwaffe) colourful and/or earthenware-based souvenir-tile (sized: 10,5 x 10,5 cms.) depicting the (semi-official) badge from the famous: 'Nachtjagdgeschwader 1', next to the depicted title: 'Holland' and the year of issue: '1941', in overall very nice and/or fully undamaged condition. The neat and truly very decorative tile - which is 100% period-made and which originates from the (famous) Dutch earthenware producing company named: 'Westraven' based in Utrecht - was distributed by a company called: 'Blankenvoort' in Zeist and is nicely hand-coloured and still retains a fairly 'glossy' appearance. The title is void of any damage and shows two (factory applied-) holes on the back (present in order to hang it on a wall). These 'souvenir-titles' were solely produced for the German-troops based in Holland and were quite popular amongst the members of this famous 'Nachtjagdgeschwader' who were at that time (ie. in 1941) in occupied Holland. Simply a very attractive and surely unsually encountered artifact from a famous LW 'nightfigthing unit', the 'Nachtjagdgeschwader 1', which unit was active in Northern Europe (Holland). Only the second such very attractive item I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS 'Zeltbahn' (plane-tree #2)

Waffen-SS 'Zeltbahn' (plane-tree #2)

This is a truly very nice - and actually rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, M31-model shelter-quarter/poncho (ie. 'Zeltbahn'), being of the desirable, so-called: plane-tree #2 (ie. 'Platane') overprint pattern, which is very nice maker-stamped and/or dated: '1943', in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The 'M31 Zeltbahn' was a standard issue item and came accompanied with various tenting accessories (such as rope, poles and/or tent-pegs) enabling the soldier to utilize his quarter-shelter with three others to form a small tent. These equipment-pieces were carried mounted on the - also standard issued - 'A-Rahmen' (or: A-frames). The plane-tree camouflage pattern was originally developed in 1936 and was utilized by the members of the 'SS-Verfügungstruppen' until a new 'plane tree'-pattern was developed in 1940. The new 1940 'plane three camouflage pattern' was produced in six different models that were all utilized throughout the war by the various Waffen-SS troops. The piece on offer here originates from my personal collection and is truly in a wonderfull condition overall: all (zinc-based) rings and/or most buttons are present and in place whereas the piece itself (constructed of water-resistant linnen duck-) is totally void of any real damage: the piece retains wonderfull bright- and/or vivid colours and simply cannot be upgraded. It bears a clear imprinted 2 numeral as can be seen on the photos and shows furthermore two (fairly large-sized!) ink-stamps, showing both the maker and/or date: '1943'. Simply a superb and very desirable Waffen-SS equipment-item: only the second such neat item I ever had on offer!

 WH Luftwaffe 'Beobachterabzeichen'

WH Luftwaffe 'Beobachterabzeichen'

This is a truly very nice 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'- ie. nickle-silver based-) version of a WH Luftwaffe 'Beobachterabzeichen' (or observers'-badge) as was produced by the desirable maker: 'Paul Meybauer', in overall very nice, albeit moderately worn ie. used condition. The piece has simply extraordinary detail and retains most of its silver- (and/or black- ie. bluish- coloured-) finish. The piece is nicely maker-marked on the back with the makers’-signification ie. name: 'P. Meybauer - Berlin' (which signifies that it was a piece as produced by the: 'Paul Meybauer'-company based in Berlin). The badge is only moderately worn but truly shows great character and fine detail. The award is naturally in great shape ie. order: the pin-/pin/catch attachment and/or both rivets are in fine (and undamaged nor repaired-) order (both are also typical hallmarks for a fine period by the 'PM'-company produced award). The badge has IMO never been cleaned or polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina'. The badge on offer here was - as such - recently found at a German private household: it was never before in a private collection. Simply a very nice example of this very attractive Luftwaffe award!

 'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Ez 25'

'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Ez 25'

This is a truly attractive - and very rarely encountered, albeit moderately used ie. worn - example of an: 'Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen mit Einsatzzahl 25' (or numbered General Assault Badge ie. GAB, as awarded for participation in 25 combat-actions ie. 'Sturmtage'), being a neatly maker- (ie. 'RK' - or 'Rudolf Karneth'-) marked specimen, as executed in, zinc-based- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based metal, in overall very nice, albeit IMO moderately used and/or worn, condition. The award retains a fair bit of its quite shiny (ie. somwhat 'frosted'-) silver-coloured finish, but was IMO truly used ie. worn: it has maintained a nice age-patina and comes naturally on its functional (flute-shaped-) pin (which is mounted on a typical crimped mounting as is always the case with badges by this maker). The piece is very detailed and pronounced and has a clear silverish (and as stated neatly 'frosted'!) appearance: the award has IMO been moderately used and shows some wear on the obvious higher areas: it is moreover quite dirty but was IMO never cleaned. The piece is IMO never polished and does still show great pronounced detail. By all means a typical piece without showing any defaults that was produced by - and can be attributed to - the: 'Rudolf A. Karneth u. Söhne' company based in the town of Gablonz. Of course comes this piece with a life-time garuantee on its originality (as always). Simply a stunning and very rare piece that is priced according to its rarity and/or desirability: only the first such high-class award I ever had on offer!

 DAK-straps: 'Soldat der Nachshub-Trpn.'

DAK-straps: 'Soldat der Nachshub-Trpn.'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO fairly early-war period ie. 'DAK'- or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'- related-) WH (Heeres) enlisted-mens'-type, 'tropical'-style shoulderstraps, piped in the lighter-blue (ie. 'Hellblauer')- coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and most certainly worn by a: 'Soldat der Nachshub-Truppen' (or transport-soldier), in overall very nice, albeit moderately used ie. worn, condition. The boards - which each measure approximately 10,9 cms. in length - both have the typical brownish-green- (ie. tropical-) coloured and/or linnen-based, 'upperdecks' (and field-grey coloured woolen 'backings' as to be expected) and have the neat and desirable lighter-blue (ie. 'Hellblauer'-) coloured 'silk-like'-type piping. The set comes on its functional tongues and comes as most certainly worn and/or stored for decades. The pair - which is as stated fully matching and was always together and worn as such - is a tiny bit dirty ie. stained and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn. Simply a very nice - and very desirable! - fully 'text-book' enlisted-mens'-type, tropical shoulderboard-pair that belonged to a: 'Soldat der Nachshub-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': this is only the first such tropical enlisted-mens'-type pair I have ever encountered: the only reason why I sell these is that I have already a similar pair in my private shoulderboard-collection. I am aware of the fact that they are highly priced something that is IMO according to their unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 'Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer- u. Beobachterabz.'

'Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer- u. Beobachterabz.'

This is a truly very attractive and/or pronounced 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'-) based example of an unmarked WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: 'Gemeinsames Flugzeugführer- u. Beobachterabzeichen' (aka: 'Doppelabzeichen' or combined pilots- ie. observers-badge) as produced by the desirable maker: 'F.L.L.' (= 'Friedrich Linden'), in overall very nice albeit moderately used ie. worn- and/or period-repaired, condition. The neat - and most certainly rarely encountered! - piece has simply extraordinary detail and retains most of its silver-toned ie. golden-toned finish. The piece is as stated a neat non-maker-marked example that was with certainty produced by the: 'Friedrich Linden'- (ie. F.L.L.-) company based in the town of Lüdenscheid. The badge is as stated IMO only moderately worn but truly shows great character and/or fine, pronounced detail. The badge is naturally in great shape ie. order: the pin and/or both rivets are in fine (and/or undamaged nor repaired-) order. The catch is however period-repaired (ie. possibly replaced) but is still fully functional. The piece shows the neatly 'cut-out' feathers on the eagle. All these details can be seen as typical hallmarks for a fine period by the 'F.L.L.'-company produced award. The badge has IMO never been cleaned or polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina'. The award originated from a private household in Germany and once belonged to a (regrettably) unidentified pilot and/or trainer. Simply a very nice example of this very attractive Luftwaffe award that is IMO priced according to its period-repaired condition: a fully undamaged example would easily fetch the double of my asking-price!

 Boards 'SS-Unterscharführer der Pz-truppen'

Boards 'SS-Unterscharführer der Pz-truppen'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of rarely encountered IMO early-war period-, Waffen-SS, NCO-type shoulderstraps piped in the neat bright-pink (ie. 'Rosa') coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and worn by! - a: 'SS-Unterscharführer der Panzertruppen' (or junior NCO with the SS panzer-troops), in an overall very nice, IMO only minimally used and/or worn, condition. The boards - which measure approximately 10,5 cms. in length and which have a (typical SS-style-) field-grey coloured 'underlay' (as more often encountered with SS shoulderboards) are piped in the desirable bright-pink-coloured branchcolour (having the neat 'silk-like'-type piping!) - and were as such intended for an: 'SS-Unterscharführer' within a Waffen-SS 'Panzer'-unit. The straps have the 'regular-modelled' (and thus IMO early-war-type-) tongues attached and show as stated some moderate wear and/or aging (as can be seen from the photos). It should be noted that these pink-piped SS NCO-type boards are very desirable and can easily be graded 'very scarce'. They can easily be (re-)mounted on a standard (field-grey) tunic of can also be used to complete a black-coloured SS 'wrap-around'-tunic. Simply a stunning and 100% original SS NCO-type shoulderboard-set in a very nice condition: only the first such very collectable pair in this neat branchcolour I ever had on offer!

 Insignia-set WH (LW) 'Hermann Meyer'-cap

Insignia-set WH (LW) 'Hermann Meyer'-cap

This is possibly one of the most rarest 'BeVo'-woven insignia-sets to encounter: a truly superb and/or fully matching WH (Luftwaffe) tropical cap-eagle- and/or cocarde set as intended for usage on the so-called: 'Hermann Meyer' cap, both pieces in overall very nice, albeit clearly used and/or cap-removed, condition. Both pieces have been clearly worn and were neatly cap-removed. This is only the second such very rare insignia-set I ever had on offer: I deem the high asking-price accordingly for this extremely rare set. Caps without insginia are sometimes offered for sale: the specific inisignia are as far as I know never offered for sale. Simply a very rare and desirable set!

 TDB - 'Sonderabzeichen'

TDB - 'Sonderabzeichen'

This is a truly stunning - and scarcely encountered! - silver tank-destruction badge (ie. TDB) or: 'Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen usw. durch Einzelkämpfer in Silber', in overall very nice (and IMO only minimally worn ie. tunic-removed-) condition. The piece on offer here is an attractive - and truly very detailed! - example, showing a blackened, silvered (and/or magnetic!) tank-badge mounted on its original piece of 'woven', silver-/black woven cloth. The piece still retains its original prongs and/or metal back-plate (hidden under a piece of darker-blue coloured, 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 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 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!

 Disctict-triangle: 'Ost Danzig-Westpreussen'

Disctict-triangle: 'Ost Danzig-Westpreussen'

This is a truly superb - and very rarely encountered! - example of a HJ/BDM (ie. 'Hitlerjugend'/'Bund Deutscher Mädel') district-triangle entitled: 'Ost Danzig-Westpreussen', in overall very nice, albeit moderately used and/or clearly 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 of its remains as is more often encountered (most certainly caused by regular wear). The triangle shows some minimal staining simply caused by decades of storage and/or fair wear. It also shows some of the stitching-remains (ie. holes-) with which it was once tunic-attached. Simply a very nice example of a truly very rarely encountered 'female' BDM-triangle: only the first such very rare piece I ever had on offer!

 DAK-shoulderstraps: 'Feldwebel der Sanitäter'

DAK-shoulderstraps: 'Feldwebel der Sanitäter'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO fairly early-war period ie. 'DAK'- or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'- related-) WH (Heeres) NCO-type, 'tropical'-style shoulderstraps, piped in the darker-blue (ie. 'Blauer')- coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and most certainly worn by a: 'Feldwebel der Sanitäter' (or medical sergeant), in overall very nice, albeit moderately used ie. worn, condition. The boards - which each measure approximately 12 cms. in length - both have the typical brownish-green- (ie. tropical-) coloured and/or linnen-based, 'upperdecks' (and field-grey coloured woolen 'backings' as to be expected) and have the neat and desirable darker-blue (ie. 'Blauer')- coloured 'silk-like'-type piping. The set comes on its functional tongues and comes as most certainly worn and/or stored for decades. The set has the neat 'tropical'-type, mustard-yellow coloured- (ie. sub-dued-) type NCO-braid attached. Moreover does the set show two (identical and/or aluminium-based-) pips attached, denoting the a.m. rank of: 'Feldwebel' (or sergeant). The pair - which is as stated fully matching and was always together and worn as such - is a tiny bit dirty ie. stained and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn. Simply a very nice - and very desirable! - fully 'text-book' NCO-type, tropical shoulderboard-pair that belonged to a: 'Feldwebel der Sanitäter'. Of additional interest is the fact that this set is: 'mitbefördert': the soldier who wore them started as an 'Unteroffizier' and was promoted to 'Feldwebel' (as can be noticed by the later added and/or horizontally mounted NCO-braid). It should be noted that all (genuine!) tropical- ie. 'DAK'-related- shoulderstraps are very hard to encounter and can easily be graded 'very rare': this is only the sixth such tropical pair I have ever encountered: the only reason why I sell these is that I have already a similar pair in my private shoulderboard collection. I am aware of the fact that they are highly priced something that is IMO according to their unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 Pair of shoulderboards 'Gebirgsjäger-Windjacke'

Pair of shoulderboards 'Gebirgsjäger-Windjacke'

This is a truly very nice - and truly very rarely encountered and/or fully matching! - pair of WH (Heeres) shoulderstraps, piped in the desirable darker-green- (ie. 'Grüner'-) branchcolour, as intended for - and or worn by! - a 'Soldat der Gebirgsjäger' (or mountain-troops soldier) being a pair of the model as specifically intended for the protective 'Geb.Jäg.' 3/4-type rain-coat (ie.: 'Gebirgsjäger-Windjacke'), in overall very nice ie. only minimally used ie. worn, condition. The shoulderboards - which have the neat, darker-green-coloured and/or 'silk-like'-type piping - are (IMO) only mimimally used and show only minimal wear ie. age. They have the (standard-type) field-grey coloured and/or woolen-based backings (which show some minimal age ie. slight moth-damage as more often encountered). The boards - which are regular-sized and measure 12,5 cms. - were most certainly intended for wear on the specific 'Gebirgsjäger' protective '3/4-model' protective jacket i.e. rain-coat. This is only the third time I have ever encountered such a neat and most certainly desirable pair: simply a superb pair of shoulderboards of great rarity!

 Waffen-SS M31-model 'Zeltbahn'

Waffen-SS M31-model 'Zeltbahn'

This is a truly very nice - and actually rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, M31-model shelter-quarter/poncho (ie. 'Zeltbahn'), being of the desirable, so-called: plane-tree #2 (ie. 'Platane') overprint pattern, in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued!) condition. The 'M31 Zeltbahn' was a standard issue item and came accompanied with various tenting accessories (such as rope, poles and/or tent-pegs) enabling the soldier to utilize his quarter-shelter with three others to form a small tent. These equipment-pieces were carried mounted on the - also standard issued - 'A-Rahmen' (or: A-frames). The plane-tree camouflage pattern was originally developed in 1936 and was utilized by the members of the 'SS-Verfügungstruppen' until a new 'plane tree'-pattern was developed in 1940. The new 1940 'plane three camouflage pattern' was produced in six different models that were all utilized throughout the war by the various Waffen-SS troops. The piece on offer here originates from my personal collection and is truly in a wonderfull condition overall: all (zinc-based) rings and/or most buttons are present and in place whereas the piece itself (constructed of water-resistant linnen duck) is totally void of any real damage: the piece retains wonderfull bright- and/or vivid colours and simply cannot be upgraded. It bears a clear imprinted 2 numeral as can be seen on the photos. The piece is also ink-stamped (undecypherable) with an oval-shaped stamp (see photos) and also bears a personalised name (that reads: 'Lexx' or alike). Simply a superb and very desirable Waffen-SS equipment-item that is offered by me for a first time!

 'Extra Klasse' WH (Luftwaffe) visor-cap

'Extra Klasse' WH (Luftwaffe) visor-cap

This is a truly very nice and attractive, IMO so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) white-topped, NCO-/ie. enlisted mens’-model 'Flieger-/Fallschirmjäger' (ie. golden-yellow piped-) summer-visor-cap (ie. 'Schirmmütze'), neatly marked: 'Stirndrückfrei - Deutsches Reichspatent', in overall very nice (ie. IMO virtually mint- ie. unissued!) condition. The cap - which was acquired by me from a private address in Germany and was never before in a collection! - is a truly superb and/or fully 'text-book' example: it is a fair sized (it is neatly ink-stamped: '58 cms.' on the inside of the leather-based sweat-band) and bears a additional blue-coloured ink-stamp that (IMO) reads: 'Tragen genehmigt - 1./Flea.34' (both blue-ink-stamps are clearly visible on the inside of the natural-coloured and/or leather-based sweat-band) and is made out of fine, extra-quality, fine-grain-type wool ie. linnen cloth. The white-coloured top is executed in structured linnen (ie. linnen that shows a diamond-like pattern). The sweatband - which is totally undamaged and void of any wear or age - is attached to the cap by using a 'stripe' of black-coloured velvet (something that was more often seen with caps of better ie. 'Extra' quality). The cap shows a (detailed and/or alumuninium-based-) - and neatly frosted! - Luftwaffe cap-eagle and shows an (equally aluminium-based-) cocarde-device attached. Both insignia-pieces - as well as the leather chin-strap - are IMO most certainly original to the cap and are all in awesome and/or fully unmessed-with and/or undamaged condition. The cap - which had maintained a wonderfull shape (ie. 'Tellerform') - bears a neat 'Raute' (of course executed in transparant 'Mica'-) which shows the text: 'Stirndrückfrei - Deutsches Reichspatent' as mentioned above. The visor-cap simply shows almost no wear nor damage and has a full golden-yellow- (ie. 'Goldgelber'-) coloured and/or woolen-based 'Paspelierung' (ie. piping) without showing any defaults nor damaged areas. The cap is as stated totally void of any damage and is just a tiny bit dusty ie. is showing some minimal staining (IMO simply caused by decades of storage only). Although its 'minty' condition it was IMO however most certainly issued ie. minimally worn. I deem that this very nice visor-cap merits its firm asking-price: similar Luftwaffe summer-type visor-caps can still be encountered but they are hardly ever preserved in this wonderfull and/or unmessed-with condition. Simply a great 'text-book' NCO-/ie. enlisted mens'-type Luftwaffe visor-cap (ie. 'Sommerschirmmütze') that simply cannot be upgraded: simply one of the best such visor-caps I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Infanterie'

Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Infanterie'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of IMO mid- (ie. later-war-) period-, Waffen-SS, white-piped, enlisted-mens'-type shoulderstraps, as intended for a: 'SS-Schütze der Infanterie' (or simple infantry soldier), in an overall very nice and/or only minimally used ie. worn, condition. The boards - which measure approximately 11 cms. in length as more often and which have a (typical- ie. standard-type-) field-grey coloured 'underlay' (as more often encountered with genuine Waffen-SS-type shoulderboards) are piped in the desirable white- (ie. 'Weisser'-) coloured branchcolour (having the neat ‘silk-like’-type piping!) - and were as such intended for an: 'SS-Schütze' within a Waffen-SS 'Infanterie' unit. The straps have the typical SS-type and/or 'smaller-modelled' (and IMO also mid-war-type) tongues attached and show as stated some obvious wear and/or aging: they are a tiny bit dirty ie. stained (as can be seen from the photos). It should be noted that these white-piped SS soldiers'-type boards are very desirable and can easily be graded 'very scarce'. Simply a great and 100% original SS soldiers'-type shoulderboard-set in a very nice albeit minimally worn and/or issued condition: only the third such very collectable Waffen-SS shoulderboard pair I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS cuff-title "Nordland"

Waffen-SS cuff-title "Nordland"

This is a truly very nice - and naturally 100% original! - 1943/44 pattern, Waffen-SS enlisted-mens’-type cuff-title depicting the machine-woven Latin script in silver-grey linnen, as intended for a member within the: 11. SS-Frw.-Panzer-Gren.Division 'Nordland', in overall very nice ie. stonemint-/unissued condition. The truly full-length cuff-title (approx. 48/49 cms.) has the typical 'salt and pepper' reverse and shows all details of an original, period-produced specimen. This band was produced by the 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher' (aka 'BeVo') based in the town of Wuppertal and shows the interwoven company name on one of the ends (something that is not always the case!). 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 shows some really minimal staining and age and was never worn nor tunic-attached. Simply a great opportunity to acquire a nice and actually rarely encountered Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

 'BeVo'-woven armshield: 'Espana'

'BeVo'-woven armshield: 'Espana'

This is a extremely nice - and actually very rarely encountered! - 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Espana' (= Spain), as intended for a Spanish volunteer within the 'Blue Division' (ie. 'Division Azul'), in overall very nice- ie. mint-/unissued condition. The shield is in absolute unissued and unfolded condition and simply cannot be upgraded: it was never confectioned and just shows some minimal age ie. staining caused by decades of storage only. These - original - 'official' German-made Spanish 'Blue Division' arm-shields 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 nice and rare piece of German made cloth-insignia: only the third such rare 'BeVo'-woven piece I ever had on offer!

 Pair of 'Nachrichten' DAK-shoulderboards

Pair of 'Nachrichten' DAK-shoulderboards

This is a truly very nice - and fully-matching! - pair of (IMO early-war period ie. 'DAK'- or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'- related-) WH (Heer) NCO-type, 'tropical' shoulderstraps, piped in the light-yellow- (ie. 'Zitronengelber')- coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and most certainly worn by - an: 'Oberfeldwebel eines Nachrichten-Regiments' (or sergeant first-class within a signals unit ie. regiment), in overall very nice, albeit moderately used ie. worn, condition. The boards - which each measure approximately 11,4 cms. in length - both have the typical brownish-green- (ie. tropical-) coloured and/or linnen-based, 'upperdecks' (and field-grey coloured woolen 'backings' as to be expected) and have the neat and desirable light-yellow coloured (ie. 'Zitronengelber'-) 'silk-like'-type piping. The set comes on its functional tongues and comes as most certainly worn and/or stored for decades. The set has the neat 'tropical'-type, mustard-yellow coloured- (ie. sub-dued-) type NCO-braid attached. Moreover does the set have four (identical and/or zinc-based-) pips attached, denoting the a.m. rank of: 'Feldwebel' (or sergeant first-class). The pair - which is as stated fully matching and was always together and worn as such - is a tiny bit dirty ie. stained and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn. Simply a very nice - and very desirable! - fully 'text-book' NCO-type, tropical shoulderboard-pair that belonged to a: 'Feldwebel eines Nachrichten-Regiments'. It should be noted that all (genuine!) tropical- ie. 'DAK'-related- shoulderstraps are very hard to encounter and can easily be graded 'very rare': this is only the fifth such tropical pair I have ever encountered: the only reason why I sell these is that I have already a similar pair in my private collection. I am aware of the fact that they are highly priced something that is IMO according to their unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 Superb - and rarely encountered! - pair of fully

Superb - and rarely encountered! - pair of fully

This is truly very nice - and nowadays rarely encountered! - pair of fully matching WH (Heeres) black woolen-based and/or pink- (ie. 'Rosa'-) piped so-called: 'Panzer' collar-tabs, having (also matching!) metal ie. aluminium-based skulls (ie. 'Totenköpfe') attached, in oveall very nice, albeit moderately used and/or uniform-removed, condition. The set shows the brownish-yellow coloured, so-called: 'buckram'-based backing and has two (identical and/or matching!) skulls or 'Totenköpfe' (which both retain their two original, copper-toned pins as can be seen on the pictures). Both skulls are IMO originally attached and do show some minimal wear and/or age. The set - which has the desiranle 'silk-like'-type, bright pink (ie. 'Rosa'-) coloured piping - is in a minimally used and/or uniform-removed condition (some stitching-holes ie. stitching-remains are still visible on the backs) but could excellently serve to restore any black-coloured 'Panzer'-style 'wrap-around' tunic. The set was recently found as such and originated from a private household: it was never before in a collection. Simply a superb and desirable set that is IMO priced according to its unmistaken desirabilty and/or superb, slightly used condition!