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.

 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!

 Dutch-made 'K.K.' (or: 'Kontroll Kommando') tab

Dutch-made 'K.K.' (or: 'Kontroll Kommando') tab

This is a truly extremely rare - and/or possibly unique! - Dutch-made, woolen-based and/or silver-/black-piped (and black-coloured) collar-tab bearing the abbreviation: 'K.K.' (or: 'Kontroll Kommando'), being a specific KZ-guard-unit related to the 'Nordwest' guard-battalion, in overall very nice and/or IMO virtually mint condition. This specific 'Kontroll Kommando' (or control unit) was a very small-sized unit that was a part of the 'Nordwest' guard-battalion and that was founded in June 1941. The KK-unit had a dual-task: supervising (KZ!) prisoners and/or Dutch workers compulsory drafted for labour in Germany. The K.K.-staff-members wore field-grey coloured uniforms having a pair of rectangular collar-patches attached (of which the tab on offer in a neat and rare example!). The K.K. probably never amounted to more than about two- or three hundered men (the highest rank was equivalent only to police-inspector. Its members were frequently 'lost' to either the Waffen-SS or 'Nordwest' guard-battalion something that resulted in dissolving of the 'Kontroll Kommando' in October 1944: the few remaining members were incorporated into the Dutch State Police. There is truly little known about this obscure Dutch WWII organisation and/or its specific insignia (which are often only illustrated by means of a drawing). The tab on offer here is of unquestionable raririty and originality: it came with a hoard of NSB-related insignia that I recently acquired. It measures approximately 7 x 4,5 cms, and is backed with a piece of carton: the embroidery is simply stunning and/or pronounced. I have NEVER seen another example of this collar-tab and I deem that this neat and extremely rare collar-tab is accordingly priced!

 MP38-40 ammunition-pouch

MP38-40 ammunition-pouch

This is a truly stunning - and very rarely encountered albeit regrettably single! - WH (Heer ie. Waffen-SS) reed-green coloured and/or IMO , having the desirable 'webbing'-based closing-straps with metal end-parts, in overall very nice, albeit moderately used ie. worn, condition. The pouch - which originates from my private collection - still shows the (remains of a) white coloured stamp that reads: 'MP 38 u. 40' as can be seen on the back (see pictures). The pouch is in a nice albeit clearly used ie. worn condition overall: some minimal staining is present and/or visible. The pouch is void of a maker-marking: I deem that this has simply been worn-away during obvious usage and/or wear. The fairly course-structered cloth shows some obvious wear and/or age but the neat (and desirable!) 'webbing'-based closing-straps with metal end-parts are void of any damage and of course fully functional. Non of the webbing has been re-stitched nor replaced. All metal parts (rings and snaps are a bit dusty and/or dirty as usual but nothing shocking nor disturbing). It should be noted that any original MP pouches are getting harder to find something that is even more valid for these 'tropical-style' examples. The pouch on offer here would look simply superb if remounted on a mannequin or stored in a (tropical and/or later-war period) WH equipment set-up. Simly a very nice and desirable example that I have IMO priced according to its obvious rarity!

 Official 'Probe' depicting a WH armband

Official 'Probe' depicting a WH armband

This is a truly unique - and with this armband never before encountered! - official period sample-card (or 'Probe') which is dated '1936' and having an example of a yellow-coloured armband or 'Armbinde' as intended for employees working in the State's service attached, in very nice ie. untouched condition. The (thick) carton card provides a detailed description of the armband (which reads in German language: 'Probe der goldgelben Armbinde mit dem Hoheitsabzeichen des Reiches') and was officially issued by the: 'Reichskriegsminister und Oberbefehlshaber der Wehrmacht' on 7 February 1936. These cards (or 'Proben') were official 'example-cards' (ie. 'Musterkarten') and were as such intended to serve as examples for producers of official insignia. These cards always had an official (red-coloured) lacquer seal on the back with which the insignia was firmly attached (which is naturally also the case with this piece). Over the years I personally encountered several examples of these 'Proben' (with various insignia from cap-cocardes to shoulderboards) but it should be noted that these 'Proben' can be easily graded as 'very rare'. As stated above has the example on offer here a nice example of a yellow-coloured, linnen-based armband (executed in the thicker cloth) attached as intended for officials- and designated employees working in the state's service. The armband - which has a total length of 35 cms. - is of course in mint-/unissued condition and shows the interwoven black-coloured eagle on a yellow background, and is executed in a technique similar to the neat 'BeVo-weave' production technique. The detail on the - left facing! - eagle is really stunning. Simply a very nice - and maybe 'one-off'! - occasion to acquire a genuine official period sample-card (or 'Probe')!

 Very nice - and truly rarely encountered! - pair

Very nice - and truly rarely encountered! - pair

This is a very nice and truly rarely encountered - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heeres) 'cyphered' NCO-type shoulderboards, as intended for - and worn by! - a: 'Feldwebel der Infanterie' (or infantry sergeant), who served within a unit within the famous 'GrossDeutschland' division, in overall very nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn, condition. The neat and very desirable shoulderboards - which do show some fair age ie. wear as can be seen from the pictures - are as stated in an overall nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition but show no real damage whatsoever. The boards are executed in field-grey wool (having the neat white-coloured - thus 'Infanterie'-related 'silk-like'-type piping and come on their functional tongues. The shoulderboards - which measure both approximately 11,4 cms. in length - are - as stated - fully-matching in all details and were most certainly worn as such: they just show some minimal staining. Both boards have the (silver-coloured), 'standard'-type 'Heeres'-pattern NCO-braid attached. Both boards also show the neat Gothic-style, zinc-based ie. once silver-coloured 'GD'-cyphers IMO period attached: both devices - which are completely matching - each retain their (two!) fragile and/or copper-toned prongs. The boards also show two (identical), zinc-based pips attached. All devices shows some evident usage and/or wear but have IMO never been cleaned. The set came with a pair of field-grey coloured and/or pebbled-style buttons attached (which come mounted on their specific attachment-rings). The set costed already a lot when I acquired it but I simply wanted it for the web-site: you might know that I collect shoulderboards myself and I do have a similar pair in my own collection. The pair is fairly used and shows the signs of having been moderately worn. It should be noted that nice and original 'GD'-pairs are not often offered for sale. The pair I have on offer here was certainly worn as such and would look awesome if re-mounted on any mid-war 'Heeres' tunic. I deem that I have priced this desirable NCO’-type 'Infanterie'- ie. 'GrossDeutschland' shoulderboard-pair according to its evident rarity!

 Lapel-pin: 'Eismeerfront 1943-1944'

Lapel-pin: 'Eismeerfront 1943-1944'

This is a truly very nice - and decorative! - example of a tin-based lapel-pin (or so-called: 'Traditions-/Erinnerungsabzeichen') depicting an elk, surrounded with the text: 'Eismeerfront 1943-1944' (IMO belonging to one of the 'Infanterie' ie. 'Gebirgsjäger' divisions within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' that most certainly served in Northern Europe), in an overall very nice and only minimal used and/or worn condition. (I have certainly seen the badge before but could not find a reference yet stating which specific division ie. regiment used this particular badge). The neatly constructed circular pin has an approximate diameter of 3,5 cms. - depicts an elk-symbol, surrounded with the text: 'Eismeerfront 1943-1944' - and is constructed from silvered (tin-based) metal: it is a bit dirty but retains a truly nice age patina (some scratching and wear is however visible, IMO simply caused by having been worn). The - maker-marked - piece shows a makers'-abbreviation that reads: 'S.K.' and comes on its four functional metal-based prongs. It shows some regular wear and tarnish (but was most certainly never cleaned nor polished). These 'semi-official' pins were worn on both uniform, cap and/or civil attire. A nice - and most certainly rarely encountered! -'Traditions-/Erinnerungsabzeichen': I deem that I have priced this nice little item accordingly!

 HJ-triangle: 'AHS Waldbröl'

HJ-triangle: 'AHS Waldbröl'

This is a truly nice example of the extremely rarely encountered, male-type, 'Hitlerjugend' (HJ) district- triangle entitled: 'AHS Waldbröl' (= 'Adolf Hitler Schule'), still having its attached 'RzM etiket' and showing an additionally attached, golden-toned 'rank-stripe' (signifying membership before 1933), in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint- ie. unissued!) condition. This is a 'male' specimen, indicating that it is neatly woven in yellow-coloured linnen on a black (also linnen-based-) background. This one still retains its original, paper 'RzM-etiket' attached ('A-Stück'). It should be noted that the 'AHS' HJ triangles (being merely intended for the students within one of the 10 - ie. 12 - 'Adolf Hitler Schulen') rank amongst the most difficult and/or rare youth-triangles to encounter: the ones having an attached, golden 'rank-stripe', signifying membership before 1933 even more so. This specimen - bearing the abbreviation: 'AHS Waldbröl' - was intended for students that belonged to the area ('Gebiet') 'Köln-Aachen' and who followed their studies at the: 'Ordensburg Sonthofen'. The patch was IMO never tunic-attached and is in a very nice condition overall: it simply shows no defaults whatsoever. Simply a great opportunity to obtain one of these very rarely encountered youth-insignia: only the second such rare 'AHS' district-triangle I ever had on offer!

 LDO-marked etui for an EK II.Klasse

LDO-marked etui for an EK II.Klasse

This is a truly very nice - and desirable! - example of a neatly maker-marked (ie. 'L/18'-marked-), specific albeit regrettably empty so-called: 'LDO-etui', as intended to accomodate an Iron Cross 2nd Class (or 'Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse') as produced by the maker: 'B.H. Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt', in overall nice and/or only moderately used ie. issued condition. As stated was the etui intended to accomodate a maker-marked- (ie. 'L/18'-marked-) Iron Cross 2nd Class (or 'Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse') as produced by the company 'B.H. Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt', based in the town of Pforzheim. The etui is a dark-blue-coloured example (sized: 8 x 7 x 1,5 cms.) which has a neat, specifally 'cut-out'-section to accomodate the IC and that shows a silver-coloured - and/or fully undamaged! - 'LDO'-logo imprinted on the top (see pictures). The etui shows a blue ink-stamp (that reads: 'L/18') in the top of the lid (see pictures). The etui - which has a yellow-coloured and/or velvet-based lining as to be expected - shows some minimal (storage- ie. handling-) aging but is furthermore not damaged whatsoever: it is ideally fitted to be completed with an 'L/18'-marked ie. by the 'B.H. Mayer's Kunstprägeanstalt' produced Iron Cross 2nd Class. As most certainly known are these specific EKII-etuis hard to encounter and can easily be graded 'very scarce'. Simply a very nice 'LDO'-etui: only the first such empty example I ever had on offer!

 Pair of ‘cyphered’ WH Luftwaffe boards

Pair of ‘cyphered’ WH Luftwaffe boards

This is a truly rare - and fully matching! - pair of neat ‘cyphered’ WH (Luftwaffe) soldiers’-type shoulderboards, as worn by a: 'Soldat der Flieger o. Fallschirmtruppen' (or paratrooper- ie. pilot soldier) being a member within one of the 'Kriegsschulen' (war-schools), in very nice (IMO almost mint-/unissued) condition. The - IMO pre-war period - shoulderboards have the neat, golden-yellow, branch-colour (woolen-type piping) and are in a great condition overall: both boards are of the ‘sew-in’-type and never had any tongues. The neat yellow (machine-embroidered) Gothic 'KS'-characters (done in stunning ‘Kurbelstickerei’) signified membership within one of the ‘Luftwaffe’-related so-called: 'Kriegsschulen' (or war-schools). The set - which measures approximately 11 cms. - is IMO in almost mint/unissued condition and shows almost no wear nor age whatsoever. It should be mentioned that ALL 'cyhered' LW boards can be considered rare. Simply a great - and rarely encountered! - 'fullly matching' LW set that can easily be used to complete a LW 'Viertaschenrock' or shoulderboard-collection: almost impossible to upgrade this pair!

 WH (Heer) M34-model side-cap

WH (Heer) M34-model side-cap

This is a truly superb example of a WH (Heer) so-called: M34-model side-cap (or 'Schiffchen'), having a period-stripe of grass-green- (ie. 'Wiesengrüner'-) coloured 'Soutache' attached (and as such intended for a soldier or NCO of a: 'Panzer-Grenadiere'- ie. rifle- regiment) and which is nicely and clearly maker-marked with the makers-mark: 'A.Valet - Mützenfabrik - Stuttgartt - Bad Cannstatt') and that is clearly dated: '1941' and size-stamped, in a very nice (virtually mint-/unissued) condition. The cap - executed in 'regular', field-grey coloured 'Heeres' woolen-cloth has no damages nor mothing whatsoever and is nicely and cleraly maker-marked and dated: '1941' as stated above. The cap is fairly sized and measures 58 cms. (which is a size that would easily fit a mannequin) and shows a field-grey coloured eagle and cocarde, both executed in 'BeVo'-weave pattern (IMO period attached by hand). The cap shows a neat greyish 'matted' and/or linnen-based lining (which is standard for these caps). The cap shows only minimal staining and or usage-marks (IMO just caused by years of storage and/or minimal wear). Simply a very nice and original example of a - scarcely encountered! - 'Panzer-Grenadiere'-related side-cap that is IMO almost impossible to upgrade!

 LW 'Fallschirmschützenabzeichen'

LW 'Fallschirmschützenabzeichen'

This is a truly very nice example of a 'Feinzink'- (ie. zinc-based-) version of a detailed WH Luftwaffe 'Fallschirmschützenabzeichen' (or paratroopers' jumpbadge) as was procuced by the desirable maker: 'B & N' (= 'Berg u.Nolte'), in overall nice, albeit clearly worn ie. used (and/or possibly period-repaired?) condition. The piece has simply extraordinary detail and retains most of its golden-toned (and/or bluish- coloured-) finish. The piece is nicely maker-marked on the back with the makers’-signification ie. logo: 'B & N - L' (which signifies that it is a typical zinc-piece as produced by the: 'Berg und Nolte' company based in the town of Lüdenscheid). The badge is clearly worn but truly shows great character and exceptionally fine detail. The badge is naturally in great shape ie. order: the pin-attachment and/or both rivets are in fine (and undamaged nor repaired) order (both are also typical hallmarks for a fine period by 'B & N' produced badge). The badge has IMO never been cleaned or polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina' (it was never cleaned nor polished though!). It should however be noted that the badge has IMO a period-repaired catch-set-up (which can be seen at the pictures: this is so neatly done that it is hardly disturbing nor noticable). The badge was - as such - recently found at a German private house-hold: it was never before in a collection. These genuine paratrooper-badges are getting though to find and it has been a long time since I had a nice one on offer on the web-site. Simply a very nice example of this very attractive award: of course did I price it according to its possibly period-repaired catch-set-up!

 Cuff-title: 'Kurland'

Cuff-title: 'Kurland'

This is a very nice - and truly scarcely encountered! - example of a full-length WH cuff-title-/ ie. armband entitled: 'Kurland', in overall very nice albeit clearly used ie. tunic-removed condition. The armband on offer here is a full-length (approx. 23 ie. 24 cms. long) example which shows both (unfinished) ends ‘plied backwards’ in order to overcome fraying during usage and wear. The armband is in a very nice albeit clearly used condition and shows no flaws nor damage whatsoever (it shows some normal staining and wear of having been worn on a tunic once: the stitching-holes and minimal thread-remains are still visible). The cuff-title is executed in black-coloured linnen on a bluish-/grey (also linnen based) background. It should be stated that this is not a commemorative WH cuff-title (such as for example the 'Afrikakorps' cuff-title) but an official award that needed official recognition and entry in both ‘Soldbuch’ and ‘Wehrpass’. The armband was handed-out in order to commemorate the fierce battles that took place in the 'Kurland' area in late 1944/1945. Simply a very nice and original (& full-length!) example for which I naturally give a life-time garuantee on its originality. A very nice piece that is IMO priced according to its rarity!

 Boxed 'N.S.D.A.P.-DA in Silber'

Boxed 'N.S.D.A.P.-DA in Silber'

This is a truly superb - and IMO virtually mint! - example of a: 'N.S.D.A.P. Dienst- auszeichnung in Silber' (ie. '2. Stufe für 15 Jahre treue Dienst') that comes in its (rare!) original, carton-based (and/or: 'RzM M1/13'-marked) box ie. etui as issued, in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint!) condition. The neat - and very detailed! - medal comes together with its period, non-confectioned and/or folded (ie. 23 cms. sized-) ribbon long, as issued. The medal has IMO most certainly never been cleaned and retains all its bright-coloured silver- toned finish: it truly has great pronounced detail and retains a fully undamaged and preserved enamel finish. The award simply shows no wear nor age and has never been mounted on its ribbon but is minimally tarnished (ie. dirty), caused by years of storage only. The piece came in its (dark-blue coloured carton box (ie. etui) - which is actually rarely encountered in itself! - and that shows a neat (and undamaged) golden-toned eagle-device on the top and is moreover blue-coloured ink-stamped on the back/bottom with the makers-signification: 'RzM M1/13'. The box shows a yellowish-coloured (felt-like-) inner-lining and just shows some storage wear only. Simply one of the nicest such examples of this desirable and/or complete 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnung'-set I ever had on offer!

 Pair of 'Pz-Nachrichten' collar-tabs

Pair of 'Pz-Nachrichten' collar-tabs

This is a nowadays very rarely encountered - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer) black coloured and/or woolen-based, bright yellow- (ie. 'Zitronengelber'-) piped so-called: 'Panzer-Nachrichten' (ie. Panzer-signals-) collar-tabs (as used - amongst others - on the black coloured 'wrap-around' 'Panzer'-model tunics) having metal-based (ie. aluminium-based) 'Totenköpfe' (ie. skulls) period-attached which set comes with a small paper-grouping of the bearer, all pieces in overall very nice, and IMO never worn ie. tunic-attached condition. The set - which originated from a soldier named: 'Hermann Bührke', who served within the unit: 'Stab/Pz.Nachr.Ers.Abt.82' - shows the brownish-yellow coloured and/or 'buckram'-based 'backing' as to be expected. Both - truly very detailed! - skulls (each retaining both their original, copper-based prongs) are IMO originally attached to the tabs: both skulls are matching and identical in execution (they are moreover completely centered something that is not always the case). The set - which has the desirable, bright yellow-coloured 'silk-like'-type piping as to be expected - is as stated in a very nice (ie. virtually mint!) condition (I personally do not think they were once tunic-attached and were just 'kept as a souvenir') and would be excellent fitted to restore any 'Panzer'-tunic ie. wrapper. The pair originates from a private household where they were recently found together with the various papers (amongst which various: 'Kleiner Wehrmachtscheine' (or train-tickets), a neat 'Bereistellungsschein', an 'Ausbildungs- nachweis', a neat 'Bescheinigung' and a small 'Laufzettel'. All papers are nicely - and clearly! - ink-stamped and are all made-out (in 1943/1944) to: Hermann Bührke, who served (as stated above) within the unit: 'Stab/Pz.Nachr.Ers.Abt.82'. Simply a very nice and desirable collar-tab set that is nowadays almost impossible to encounter: only the first such very rare collar-tab/paper grouping I ever had on offer!

 Boards: 'Uffz. GrossDeutschland'

Boards: 'Uffz. GrossDeutschland'

This is a truly very nice - and rarely encountered and/or fully matching! - pair of dark-green coloured, bright-red-piped and/or 'cyphered'-type shoulderboards (of the rounded model), as intended for an: 'Unteroffizier' (ie. junior NCO), who served within an 'Artillerie' unit within the famous 'GrossDeutschland' regiment, in overall very nice and IMO only moderately used ie. worn condition. The neat shoulderboards - which measure each approximately 10,5 cms. in length - have the bright-red coloured and/or woolen-type piping and/or dark-green-coloured 'upperdecks'. The boards show the (machine-embroidered) 'GD'-cyphers and have the 'standard-type', silver-coloured NCO-braid attached, denoting that they were intended (ie. used by) a soldier with the rank of 'Unteroffizier'. The boards are as stated abvove only moderately used and/or worn (some obvious staining and/or usage is present and/or visible) but come naturally on their functional tongues. The set originates from a private household and was never before in a collection. Simply a very nice and truly scarce- and desirable shoulderboard-pair that originated from an artillery-soldier that served with the famous WH 'elite' 'Gross- Deutschland' regiment: only the first such neat 'GrossDeutschland' pair I ever had on offer!

 Boards 'SS-Schütze der Infanterie'

Boards 'SS-Schütze der Infanterie'

This is a truly very nice - albeit slightly mismatched! - 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 a very nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. The boards - which measure approximately 10,5 cms. in length and which have a (typical) field-grey coloured 'underlay' (as more often encountered with genuine SS shoulderboards) are piped in the desirable white-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 mid-war-type) tongues attached and show as stated some obvious wear and/or aging and are a bit dirty ie. stained (as can be clearly 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 worn and/issued condition: only the third such very collectable pair I ever had on offer!

 Shoulderboards WH (Heer) 'Generalmajor'

Shoulderboards WH (Heer) 'Generalmajor'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching and actually rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heer), IMO quite early-war-type, general-officers'-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'Generalmajor des Heeres', in overall very nice, and IMO only moderately used ie. worn condition. The boards - which are truly 'text-book' in all facets and measure approximately 9,8 cms. in length - come on their functional (typical small-sized ie. modelled-) tongues. The pair - which had very smooth woolen (truly moleskin-like!) bright-red (almost orange!) coloured backs - never had any golden-coloured pips attached (as is as such for a general-officer with the rank of: 'Generalmajor'. The pair comes with its (originally attached) golden-toned ie. 'pebbled-style' screw-on buttons (ie. 'Schraubknöpfe') and shows some truly minimal moth-damage (see pictures). The buttons are still neatly golden-coloured: they are just a bit tarnished ie. frosted as normally encountered. The set has fairly sub-dued 'upperdecks' (which are constructed from the fairly early-type 'heavy-weight' bullion and was most certainly a pair that was worn on a 'front-used' tunic. It should be noted that all (genuine!) general-officer shoulderboards are very hard to encounter and can easily be graded rare. The set - as well as the general-officers' breast-eagle which I offer under number 30224 - originates from the USA were it was brought as a so-called: 'veteran bring-back': regrettably is the name of the general who wore this set not anymore known. Simply a truly attractive set of shoulderboards as worn by a: 'Generalmajor des Heeres': only the first such very attractive set I have on offer!

 Waffen-SS enlisted-mens' BeVo TK collar-tab

Waffen-SS enlisted-mens' BeVo TK collar-tab

This is a truly stunning example of an 'SS' (ie. 'Waffen-SS') so-called: 'BeVo'-woven, enlisted-mens' pattern, so-called: 'Totenkopf' collar-tab, still retaining its original, paper-based: 'RzM'-etiket ('B-Stück'), as intended for usage by the various Waffen-SS soldiers ie. members within the 'Totenkopfstandarten' ie. 'Totenkopf-Division' throughout the war, in overall very nice (ie. IMO stonemint-/unissued!) condition. The neat and desirable piece was IMO never used nor tunic-attached and shows as stated above - a fully undamaged! - paper-based 'RzM'-etiket ('B-Stück') attached. The collar-tab is very nicely executed in the neat 'BeVo'-weave style' and is a text-book example of this neat technique. The piece shows some minimal age ie. staining IMO simply caused by decades of storage and/or handling. It should be noted that these genuine, 'BeVo'-woven, enlisted-mens'-pattern 'Totenkopf' collar-tabs are actually much rarer than their 'flatwire'-woven officer-counterparts. Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original 'BeVo'-woven Waffen-SS 'Totenkopf'-tab: only the first such neat (and very rare!) example I ever had on offer!

 WH (Heer) 'tropical' officers' belt/buckle

WH (Heer) 'tropical' officers' belt/buckle

This is a truly stunning, WH (Heer) 'tropical' (ie. DAK- or 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'-) related- officers'-type belt- and buckle set (aka: 'Tropenfeldbinde für Offiziere'), comprising of neat (alumium-based and/or field-grey-/greenish- coloured buckle which comes mounted on a - 98 cms.-long sized - belt that is neatly maker-marked (by a company named: 'G.Reinhardt' based in Berlin) and which is clearly dated: '1941', in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint!) condition. The neat - and very detailed! - buckle, which is as stated an unmarked specimen (as always) retains almost all of its original (fairly 'matted') greenish- ie. field-grey finish and still has superb detail (there is no real damage nor wear visible: just some mininal traces of having been minimal handled ie. moderately used over the years). The buckle was IMO never cleaned and shows some minimal dirt and aging: it has as stated lost some of its green-painted finish over the years (IMO simply caused by handling as stated above). These belt-buckles saw only limited usage within the DAK (or ‘Deutsches Afrika Korps’) but saw also usage in the later-war years (Balkan- and/or Mediterranean) combat areas. The - truly mustard-green-coloured - belt - which is neatly maker-marked and/or dated as can be seen on the photos measures approximately 98 cms. in length (something that is also ink-stamped on the leather-based tongue). Moreover are both webbing-based 'lashes' also present and in place (something that is most certainly not always the case!). The belt itself is as mentioned in an equally nice ie. minimally worn and/or used condition: it only shows some minimal staining. The metal catch is also equally green-/ie. field-grey coloured (and totally matches as such the buckle). The set was most certainly worn as such and came as such from a private household: it was never before in a collection. Simply a very nice (and fully matching!) tropical officers’ belt-/buckle set that is IMO priced according to its superb condition: hard to find a better and moderately used matching set for a better price!

 LW 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by 'A'

LW 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by 'A'

This is a truly very nice 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'-based-) version of a WH Luftwaffe 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' (or pilots'-badge) as was produced by the desirable maker: 'A' (= 'Assmann u. Söhne'), 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. logo: 'A' (which signifies that it was a piece as produced by the 'F.W. Assmann u. Söhne' company based in Lüdenscheid). The badge is clearly worn but truly shows great character and fine detail. The badge 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 'Assmann' produced badge). The badge has IMO never been cleaned or polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina'. It should be noted that the design of this - by 'Assmann' produced - badge was identical to the design as used by the 'Berg u. Nolte' (ie. 'B & N') company: both producers used the same attractive design for their pilots’-badges. The badge was - as such - recently found at a German private house-hold: it was never before in a private collection. Simply a very nice example of this very attractive award!

 HJ-district-triangle: 'AHS Waldbröl'

HJ-district-triangle: 'AHS Waldbröl'

This is a truly nice example of the extremely rarely encountered, male-type, 'Hitlerjugend' (HJ) district- triangle entitled: 'AHS Waldbröl' (= 'Adolf Hitler Schule'), still having its attached 'RzM etiket' and showing an additionally attached, golden-toned 'rank-stripe' (signifying membership before 1933), in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint- ie. unissued!) condition. This is a 'male' specimen, indicating that it is neatly woven in yellow-coloured linnen on a black (also linnen-based-) background. This one still retains its original, paper 'RzM-etiket' attached (A-Stück). It should be noted that the 'AHS' HJ triangles (being merely intended for the students within one of the 10 - ie. 12 - 'Adolf Hitler Schulen') rank amongst the most difficult and/or rare youth-triangles to encounter: the ones having an attached, golden 'rank-stripe', signifying membership before 1933 even more so. This specimen - bearing the abbreviation: 'AHS Waldbröl' - was intended for students that belonged to the area ('Gebiet') 'Köln-Aachen' and who followed their studies at the: 'Ordensburg Sonthofen'. The patch was IMO never tunic-attached and is in a very nice condition overall: it does however show some minimal fraying as is visible on the right lower corner (see photos). Simply a great opportunity to obtain one of these very rarely encountered youth-insignia: only the first such rare 'AHS' district-triangle I ever had on offer!

 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP'

'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der NSDAP'

This is a truly stunning, example of a: 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.' (or golden honorary N.S.D.A.P. membership-pin/party badge), being of the smaller variant (or: 'kleines Abzeichen für den Zivilanzug'), as intended for the civil attire, which is uniquely numbered on the back with the bearers’ number: '50931', in overall very nice, albeit issued and/or moderately worn, condition. The badge - which has an approximate diameter of 24 mm. as always - has a nice age patina and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. The neat little badge is showing some normal wear but has truly no enamel damage whatsoever (it is just a tiny bit dirty ie. tarnished as more often encountered) and shows a fully preserved golden-toned finish on the back (just the front-side rim shows some minimal wear). This example - which has a bright-red coloured enamelled area - comes on its regular 'pin/catch' set-up (which is naturally still fully functional and present). Simply a very nice and original, smaller-sized 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.': only the second such neat and rare example I ever had on offer!

 'Cyphered' shoulderboards 'GD'

'Cyphered' shoulderboards 'GD'

This is a truly awesome - and fully matching albeit slightly moth-damaged! - pair of 'cyphered' WH (Heer) officers'-type shoulderboards, piped in the neat bright-pink- (ie. 'Rosa')- coloured branchcolour, as intended for - and or most certainly worn by - an: 'Oberleutnant eines Panzer-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland” Division' (or lieutnant first-class within a panzer-regiment belonging to the famous “Grossdeutschland” division), in overall nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn and/or minimally moth-damaged condition. The neat - and most certainly rarely encountered! - shoulderboards are constructed in the smooth-type (ie. 'moleskin'-like), bright-pink (ie. 'Rosa'-) coloured wool (ie. 'Waffenfarbe') as to be expected. The set - which has a length of approximately 11 cms. - comes with its original (small-sized) tongues as found. The boards have somewhat dull-coloured 'greyish'-/ie. 'sub-dued' 'upperdecks’ (something that clearly identifies them as WH Heeres boards). The set shows some truly minimal age ie. staining caused by years of storage and/or fair wear and usage: they are IMO most certainly worn as such. The boards - which originate from a private household and where never before in a collection - show each (a matching) golden-toned 'GD'-cypher and single pip attached. All four devices shows some tarnish ie. wear but have maintained vast parts their golden-toned 'frosted' age-patina: all devices are a bit dirty but have never been cleaned. It is only the first time that I have such a neat and rarely encountered pair on offer (even without the cyphers does it deal with a very searched-after ie. rarely encountered pair of officers’-type shoulderboards that can naturally also be mounted on a black coloured woolen 'wrap-around' tunic). Simply a very nice - and desirable! - shoulderboard-set that belonged to an: 'Oberleutnant eines Panzer-Regiments der “Grossdeutschland” Division'!

 'Extra Klasse' WH (Heeres) visor-cap

'Extra Klasse' WH (Heeres) visor-cap

This is a truly very nice, so-called: 'Extra Klasse', WH (Heeres) NCO-/ie. enlisted mens’-type 'Infanterie' visor-cap (or: 'Schirmmütze'), which is neatly marked: 'Deutsche Wertarbeit', 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 fully 'text-book' example: it is a fair sized (it is neatly ink-stamped 55,5 cms. in the inside of the top) and is made out of fine, extra-quality, fine-grain type wool. The cap shows an (alumuninium-based) - and neatly frosted! - cap-eagle and shows a (IMO zinc-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 condition. The cap - which had maintained a wonderfull shape (ie. 'Tellerform') - bears a neat 'Raute' (of course executed in transparant 'Mica') which shows the mark: 'Deutsche Wertarbeit' as mentioned above. The visor-cap shows simply no wear nor damage and has a full white-coloured and/or woolen-based 'Paspelierung' (ie. piping) without showing any defaults nor damaged areas. I deem that this cap merits its firm asking-price: similar infantry visor-caps can quite easily be encountered but they are hardly ever preserved in this wonderfull condition. Simply a great text-book NCO-/ie. enlisted mens’ visor-cap that simply cannot be upgraded: simply one of the best such neat 'Heeres' visor-caps I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-type cap-skull

Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-type cap-skull

This is a truly very nice - and nowadays rarely encountered! - example of a Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-style cap-skull, being of the desirable 'larger-sized'-type, in an overall very nice (ie. unconfectioned and stonemint-/unissued!) condition. The skull is neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo'-weave pattern (in bluish-grey-silver coloured linnen on a black-coloured - also linnen-based - background) and can of course easily be mounted on a 'Waffen-SS' side-cap ('Schiffchen') or even M43 cap if wanted. Of additional interest is the fact that the skull is of the desirable 'larger-sized'-type. The skull was never folded nor confectioned and can simply not be upgraded. Simply a very nice and desirable Waffen-SS item that is not inexpensive but nowadays fully worth its money. These original cap-skulls are almost impossible to find and are nowadays hardly ever offered for sale!

 'Waffen-SS' - 'RzM-type' collar-tab

'Waffen-SS' - 'RzM-type' collar-tab

This is a truly stunning example of an IMO mid-war type 'SS' ie. 'Waffen-SS' so-called: 'RzM-style' soldiers'-/ie. NCO-pattern collar-tab that still shows (the remains) of its original, paper-based 'RzM'-etiket attached, as intended for usage by the various Waffen-soldiers throughout the war, in overall very nice albeit clearly used and/or obviously tunic-removed condition. The neat piece was clearly once tunic-attached and shows a standard-type, brown-coloured (ie. 'buckram'-based) backing (which is partly obscured by the remains of the paper-based 'RzM'-etiket). This tab - which is executed in the smooth-type so-called 'moleskin' wool - shows as mentioned the remains of a paper-based 'RzM'-etiket. The piece has as stated clearly been worn but only shows some minimal age ie. staining caused by decades of storage and/or fair wear: also are the stitching-remains with which it was once tunic-attached clearly present and visible. Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original Waffen-SS runes'-tab: hard to find a nicer example!

 Pair of shoulderstrap-slip-ons: 'LSSAH'

Pair of shoulderstrap-slip-ons: 'LSSAH'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of IMO mid-war period-, Waffen-SS, enlisted-mens'-(ie. NCO-) type shoulderstrap-slip-ons (or: 'Übershube'), as intended for an: 'SS-Schütze der Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler' (or LSSAH), in overall very nice albeit moderately used and/or worn condition. The neat black-coloured, woolen-based slip-ons - which measure approximately 5 x 3,1 cms. as more often and which are neatly machine-embroidered in silver-grey (linnen-based) thread - show off-factory 'stitched'-borders: something that was more often seen and simply done in order to overcome obvious fraying or alike. The set shows the typical machine-embroidered: 'LAH' cyphers. The set shows minimal age and/or wear and shows some minimal staining. It should be noted that these slip-ons are very desirable and can easily be regarded 'very rare'. Simply a great - and 100% original! - SS soldiers'-type LSSAH 'Übershube'-set in a very nice albeit minimal worn and/or issued condition: just the first such very collectable pair I ever had on offer!

 Very nice WH (LW) ‘FJ’-related grouping

Very nice WH (LW) ‘FJ’-related grouping

This is a truly very nice - albeit small-sized ie. 3-pieced - WH (LW) ‘Fallschirmjäger’- (or paratrooper-) related grouping, comprising of 3 'standard'-type award-documents for respectively an ‘Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse’ (= iron cross second class), an ‘Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe’ (= LW ground combat-badge) and a very rarely encountered award-document (or ‘Vorläufige Besitzzugnis’) for a: ‘Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen in Stoff’ (= cloth para-troopers jumpbadge), all three documents as awarded to ‘Feldwebel’ (or sergeant) Franz Schulte, member within the (famous and desirable!): ’2./Fallschirm-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 12’, all three documents in overall nice, albeit clearly used ie. folded and/or hole-punched condition. The first document in the set is a neat ‘standard’ (A5-sized) document for the ‘Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse’ (= iron cross second class) was awarded to Schulte on 18 Juli 1944 and is in a nice - ie. folded and/or hole-punched condition: it is however not denazified and in an overall nice condition (it is just a bit yellowed ie. stained caused by normal age). The document was most certainly handed out ‘at the front’ (which can easily be deducted from the typed wording: ‘K.Gef.St.’). It is nicely - and clearly! - signed by Schultes’ commanding general-officer (at the time of the award), being the famous FJ-ace and ‘General der Fallschirmtruppe’ named: Eugen Meindl (16 July 1892 - 24 January 1951). Meindl was a famous career airforce-officer, who was awarded almost all ‘grades’ of the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. He won respectively the ‘Ritterkreuz’ (on 14 June 1941 as ‘Generalmajor’ and commander of the ‘Fallschirmjäger-Sturm-Regiment’), the ‘Eichenlaub’ (on 31 August 1944 as ‘General der Fallschirmtruppe’ and commanding general of the ‘II. Fallschirmkorps’) and the also the ‘Schwerter’ (on on 8 May 1945 as ‘General der Fallschirmtruppe’ and commanding general of the ‘II. Fallschirmkorps’. The document is also accordingly ink-stamped and bears a (clear) ink-stamp that IMO reads: ‘Generalkommando II. Fallschirmkorps’. The second document in the set is an equally nice - and rarely encountered! - ‘standard’ (A5-sized) document (or ‘Besitzzeugnis’) as awarded on 6 November 1944 for a ‘Erdkampfabzeichen der Luftwaffe’ (= LW ground combat-badge). This piece is also in a nice - ie. folded and/or hole-punched condition: it is however not denazified and in an overall nice condition (it is just a bit yellowed ie. stained caused by normal age). Also this document was most certainly handed out ‘at the front’ (which can easily be deducted from the typed wording: ‘K.Gef.St.’). It is nicely - and clearly! - signed by Schultes’ commanding general-officer (at the time of the award), being the famous FJ-ace and ‘General der Fallschirmtruppe’ named: Eugen Meindl (16 July 1892 - 24 January 1951). The document is also accordingly ink-stamped and bears also a (clear) ink-stamp that IMO reads: ‘Generalkommando II. Fallschirmkorps’. The third document in the group concerns a rarely encountered (and also A-5 sized) award-document (or ‘Vorläufige Besitzzugnis’), as intended for a: ‘Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen in Stoff’ (= cloth para-troopers jumpbadge). This document - which was awarded on 18 March 1944 - is also in a nice condition overall: it is not denazified but is also ‘hole-punched’ and/or folded (into two) and comes as found. It concerns a neat ‘Vorbedrückte Besitzzeugnis’ that is nicely signed by an (regrettably unidentified) ‘Oberstleutnant und Kommandeur’ and was issued at the: ‘Fallschirmschule I’. This document is also nicely - and readable - ink-stamped (with a stamp that reads: ‘Dienststelle Feldp.nr. L52354 - Lgpa. Paris’.) It should be noted that all ‘Fallschirm-Aufklärungs-Abteilung’-related award-documents - especially those signed by Meindl! - are very desirable and collectable and do not often appear for sale! All three documents show some wear and/or age as stated above but are still very nice and/or collectable. Simply a very nice, small-sized and/or later-war period: ‘2./Fallschirm-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 12’-related award-document grouping: only the first such neat grouping I ever had on offer!

 Studio-portrait: 'SS-Totenkopfstandarten'

Studio-portrait: 'SS-Totenkopfstandarten'

This is a truly very nice (and actually scarcely encountered) period and/or post-card sized, studio portrait-picture, depicting two Waffen-SS soldiers ie. 'SS-Männer', both proudly wearing a steel-helmet and belonging to one of the 'SS-Totenkopfstandarten' (ie. the 'SS-Standarte “Nordland”), in overall very nice condition. The neat portrait - sized: 13 x 8,5 cms. and printed on 'Kodak' photo-paper - shows various interesting details such as the (rarely encountered!) 'horizontal'-based 'Totenkopf'-collar-tabs, the (almost certainly) white-piped soldiers’-type shoulderboards and of course the neat steel-helmets, showing the fully exposed - and clear! - 'runes'-decals. The detail on the picture is truly extraordinary and very sharp. The white space under the photo is void of any text whereas the back shows a photographers’-stamp and bears the text: 'Mein lieben Kamerad Seoo blieb im Krankenhaus für immer für Grossdeutschland 1943' and the text: 'Wien 1940 Zur Erinnerung an meinen besten Kameraden Sepp Petzelberger'. It should be noted that all (early!) SS-pictures wherein the SS- steelhelmets are worn are very desirable and can easily be considered scarce. This portrait originates from a private household where it was found together with the other portrait I offer under number 29640. Simply a very nice and surely not often encountered 'SS-Totenkopfstandarte'- ie. SS-Standarte “Nordland”-related picture-portrait!

 Single shoulderboard 'GD'

Single shoulderboard 'GD'

This is a very nice - and rarely encountered albeit regrettably single! - field-grey coloured, white-piped and/or 'cyphered'-type shoulderboard (rounded model) piped in the white-coloured branchcolour as intended for a simple 'Soldat' (ie. soldier) that served within a regiment within the famous 'GrossDeutschland' division, in overall nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. The neat shoulderboard - which measures 11,5 cms. in length as has the woolen-type piping - is as stated clearly used and/or worn (some obvious staining and/or usage is present and/or visible) but comes on its functional tongue. It originates from a private household and was never before in a collection. Simply a very nice and truly scarce- and desirable shoulderboard from an infanterie-soldier that served with the famous WH 'elite' 'GrossDeutschland' regiment!

 Shoulderboards: 'Beo.-Lehr-Rgt.'

Shoulderboards: 'Beo.-Lehr-Rgt.'

This is a truly superb - and very rarely encountered! - pair of fully matching, WH (Heer) so-called: 'M36-type' (rounded model), so-called: 'cyphered' shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'Soldat eines Artillerie Beobachtungs-Lehr-Regiment' (or soldier within an artillerie-observers schooling regiment), in overall very nice albeit slightly used ie. worn condition. The very nice and text-book pair - which has the darker-green coloured and woolen-based 'upperdecks' - shows the bright-red coloured (woolen-type) piping ie. branch- colour. The boards - which measure approximately 10,5 cms. in length - come on their functional - albeit IMO provisional - but period constructed - tongues (see pictures). Each board shows a wonderfull, Gothic-style 'BL'-cypher (executed in bright-red coloured wool and chain-stitched in so-called: 'Kurbelstickerei', as to be expected). The boards have IMO most certainly been worn as such: they show minor wear but no damage whatsoever. It should be noted that ALL 'cyphered' Heeres boards are considered rare and highly collectable. This might be truly one of the only such rare pairs that have survived to date. Simply a very nice and desirable 'cyphered' shoulderboard pair that is IMO priced according to its rarity!

 'Allgemeine-SS' sleeve-diamond (or: Ärmelraute)

'Allgemeine-SS' sleeve-diamond (or: Ärmelraute)

This is a stunning - and truly rarely encountered! - so-called: 'Allgemeine-SS' sleeve-diamond (or: Ärmelraute), as worn by the members of the 'foreign', political and/or black-uniformed 'Allgemeine' SS-units in both Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands, in a very nice (ie. stonemint-/unissued!) condition. The piece which is IMO never worn nor issued - and does not show any major oxidation nor wear - is executed in the neat black-coloured and/or smooth-type (ie. 'moleskin-type') wool and shows the hand-embroidered SS-runes as to be expected: the shown craftmanship on the hand-embroidery is really stunning and/or pronounced. The piece - which is neatly 'backed' with the brownish-coloured 'buckram'-based material and that is 'piped' with black-/silverish braid as to be expected - comes with it originally attached and paper-based 'RzM'-etiket (stating that it is a so-called: 'C-Stück'). One and other proves that it is an 'official' and/or German-made specimen that was worn by the 'foreign' ie. political and black-uniformed 'Allgemeine SS' formations in both Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Simply a fantastic and very rare piece of SS-cloth-insignia that simply cannot be upgraded: only the second such rare piece I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS side-cap (or 'Schiffchen')

Waffen-SS side-cap (or 'Schiffchen')

This is a truly very nice - and actually quite rarely encountered! - example of a genuine, period field-grey coloured Waffen-SS side-cap (or 'Schiffchen') which is nicely size-stamped (black coloured ink-stamp that simply reads: '55') and that is personalised by the bearer (impossible to decypher but most certainly present), in an overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn condition. The cap is truly 'text-book' in all facets, shows no damage whatsoever and is in great shape overall (almost all woolen nap is present). The cap regrettably misses both its insignia (minimal traces are however visible and/or present). The greyish-beige coloured and/or linnen-type lining is also fully textbook and bears a nice and clear size-stamp as stated above: it also shows an inked name (most certainly of the bearer) which is visible but impossible to decypher. The - nicely 'banana-shaped' side-cap is naturally a true piece of genuine ‘Waffen-SS’ headgear and shows as stated above all details as to be expected. The cap - which is nicely sized and will fit any mannequin - only shows some minimal age ie. staining and was clearly used and/or worn. The piece just needs a set of (BeVo-woven) insignia to complete. Simply a very nice and only moderately used Waffen-SS side-cap which is IMO accordingly priced!

 DRK-package: 'Shokolade'

DRK-package: 'Shokolade'

This is a truly very rare - albeit regrettably empty! - chocolate ration-tin (ie. tinnen-based box or ration-tin) as issued by the WH ie. DRK (or: 'Deutsches Rotes Kreuz'), neatly marked: 'Schokolade' and/or produced by the: 'Hildebrand'-company based in Berlin, in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. issued condition. This chocolate was a by the German troops much loved 'special ration' of high-energy sweets, used as 'emergency food' at the front. The tin is in overall nice but clearly used condition (albeit empty) and has no real damage, dents or alike (almost all colour is present but some normal usage-areas ie. scratches are visible). These tins can be compared with the neat - although more commonly encountered! - orange-coloured: 'Sho-Ko-Kola - Wehrmachts-Packung' ration-tins (which have the same format). Needless to say that these decorative 'DRK' examples are x-times as rare as their more commonly encountered counterparts. Just the first such very rare and desirable item I ever had on offer!

 WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Dienstuhr'

WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Dienstuhr'

This is a truly very nice - and rarely encountered! - WH (Kriegsmarine) WWII period pocket-watch (or also known as 'Beobachtungsuhr') of the make: 'KM Corthébert', having a white dial-plate and neatly engraved (serial-) number on the back that reads: '541446', in overall very nice and fully functional condition. These service watches - having a standard 15 jewel movement - were distributed at a very small scale to the various soldiers (ie. NCO and officers!) of the 'Kriegsmarine' ie. 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' and were properly entered in both 'Wehrpass' and/or 'Soldbuch'’. They had to be engraved with a numbering on the back (as is this example). As stated above has the piece on offer here a white (and undamaged) dial having a subsidiary 'seconds'-dial at the 6 o’clock position. The piece has a nice (and almost undamaged) casing (which is executed in nickle-silver metal): it just shows some minimal wear and age, simply caused by moderate wear and/or age. As stated is the piece fully functional and in running condition. Simply a very nice and truly rare piece: only the first such item I ever had on offer!

 'BeVo'-woven cuff-title: 'Feldgendarmerie'

'BeVo'-woven cuff-title: 'Feldgendarmerie'

This is a very nice example of a - truly scarcely encountered! - 'standard-type' WH (Heeres) cuff-title executed in neat 'BeVo'-weave pattern, entitled: 'Feldgendarmerie' (ie. field-police), in overall very nice albeit clearly used and/or tunic-removed condition. The 'BeVo'-woven armband is executed in bluish-grey coloured linnen, interwoven on a rust-brown coloured (equally linnen-based) background. The neat piece - which is almost full-length and measures in total approximately 40 cms. in length - shows two unfinished ends as more often encountered. The piece was clearly worn and shows some age and/or minimal staining and shows IMO the signs of having been once tunic-attached. It should be noted that the example on offer here is actually a variant-type that differs from the more usually encountered FG-cuff-titles: this example is woven differently and can be compared with the (very rare!) rare Waffen-SS cuff-titles: "Hitlerjugend", "Danmark" and/or "Norge". Simply a very nice and surely not that often encountered cuff-title as used by a (notorious!) 'Feldgendarmerie' (field-police) staff-member: only the first such neat piece in this pattern I ever had on offer!

 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Espana'

'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Espana'

This is a extremely nice - and actually very rarely encountered! - 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Espana' (= Spain), as intended for a Spanish volunteer in the 'Blue Division' or 'Division Azul', in absolutely stonemint-/ ie. unissued condition. The shield is in absolute unissued and unfolded condition and simply cannot be upgraded. These - original - 'official' Spanish 'Blue Division' arm-shields executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo') are considered extremely rare (and are nowadays hardly offered for sale!) something that IMO merits its high asking price). A very nice and rare piece of German made cloth insignia: only the second such rare piece I ever had on offer!

 WH (KM) 'Flottenkriegsabzeichen'

WH (KM) 'Flottenkriegsabzeichen'

This is a truly very nice WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Flottenkriegsabzeichen' (or high-sea fleet badge), that is nicely maker-marked: 'Fec. Adolf Bock - Ausf. Schwerin Berlin' on the back, in very nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn condition. The very detailed badge retains most of its golden finish and is nicely maker-marked as stated above: it most certainly once had 'hochpolierte Kanten' of which the remains are still visible. The badge is executed in so-called: 'Buntemetall' ie. 'Tombak' and has of course a functional (flute-shaped) pin and catch as to be expected. The badge was most certainly never cleaned nor polished and has truly extraoridinary detail: it is just a bit dusty ie. dirty as recently found. I deem that this example is accordingly priced: it will be difficult to find a more attractive example for a better price!

 WH binoculars 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30'

WH binoculars 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30'

This is a stunning and honest piece of equipment: a truly very nice example of the 'standard-type' WH binoculars 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30' that comes with all its period mounted and desirable 'accesories' in full working- and completely 'untouched' order. The pair comes fully complete as found and stored for decades: it is mounted on its black-brownish leather carrying strap as found (and has undamaged 'Bakelite' eyecups) and is in a truly very nice condition overall having almost all of its original black (ie. fairly shiny) colour remaining. The piece is however slightly used and shows minimal traces of wear and age (it is also still a bit dusty ie. dirty). The right-hand side top is neatly marked with a 3-digit code: 'DDX' (signifying that it is a later-war produced piece by the 'Voigtländer' company). It also has the (undamaged) inscription: 'Dienstglas' and bears the additional inscription: 'KF' (or 'Kalte Fest') implying that the piece could also be used in artic- ie. below-zero circumstances. The piece is completely clear of sight and sharp and would even serve as a 'day-to-day' usable pair of binoculars. The piece came as a complete set and also retains its (IMO) later-war-period (black-coloured) leather-based so-called: 'anti-movement' slip, which is in itself a rarely encountered item (the piece is fully souple and functional). Also is the neat 'Bakelite'-based lense-protector present (showing a neat 'WaA'-stamp!). Moreover comes the piece with all its 'snaps' as it left the factory (something that is not that often encountered). Simpy a very nice and honest piece of equipment, which is actually quite hard to find in this nice and fully compete condition!

 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnung in Bronze'

'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnung in Bronze'

This is a very nice, so-called 'light-weight'-verison of a 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnung in Bronze' (ie. '3. Stufe für 10 Jahre treue Dienst') that is neatly maker-marked in the ring with the makers’-signification: '15' and that comes in its original (also maker-marked!) carton box ie. etui as issued, in overall very nice (IMO almost stonemint-/unissued!) condition. The neat - and very detailed! - medal comes together with its period and/or full-length (ie. 25 cms.!) long, non-confectioned and/or folded ribbon as issued. The medal has IMO never been cleaned and retains most of its truly bright-coloured 'bronze' (ie. bright golden-toned!) finish: it still has great pronounced detail. This is a so-called: 'Leichte Ausführung' (light-weight version) executed in zinc-based metal ('Feinzink') that was normally intended for men. As stated is the medal stamped with the makers’-signification: '15' in the ring (signifying that it is a piece that was produced by the: 'Friedrich Orth' company based in Vienna/Austria). The piece came in its (chocolate-brown coloured carton box (ie. etui) that shows a neat (and undamaged) golden-toned eagle-device on the top and is moreover (darker red-) ink-stamped on the back with the signification: 'RzM M1/34'. The box retains all its yellow-coloured, 'velvet-like' inner-lining and just shows one tiny damaged area on the bottom (see photos). Simply a very nice example of a desirable complete 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstauszeichnung'!

 'Transartbilderbuch Schwimmwagen'

'Transartbilderbuch Schwimmwagen'

This is a truly very nice - and extremely rarely encountered! - WWII-period (ie. 1943-dated), so-called: 'Transartbilderbuch' (ie. booklet with transparent plates) as issued by the VW (ie. 'Volkswagen') 'Kundendienst', as intended for the: 'Leichter Personenwagen K2s' (ie. Volkswagen Typ 7 (166) Schwimmfähig' (better known as: 'Schwimmwagen') dated: 24 September 1943, in overall very nice and fully complete condition. This is the 'smaller' version that measures 30 x 22 cms. (just showing the entire vehicle and most of its technical parts) that only helds one (ie. two folded-out paper pages) and 4 (ie. double-sided thus actually 8) transparencies or ('Transartbilder'). These extremely rarely encountered (and thus very desirable!) booklets were only disseminated at a very limited scale and saw only usage at central 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' repair-points and/or military garages. The booklet on offer here shows some minimal age and or staining: IMO simply caused by moderate usage. I do know that this item is expensive but I have seen similar publications sold on auction-sites for the double of my asking-price! Simply a really awesome and very special WWII vehicle-related item: ony the first such item I ever had on offer!

 Carton box for a 'LW Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen'

Carton box for a 'LW Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen'

This is a nice little item that is not offered for sale: a rare, late-war, carton box as intended for a WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' (pilots' badge), in clearly used & issued condition. Regrettably, is the pilot-badge itself not anymore present (the paper 'wrapping-paper' is). The box - sized: 6,5 x 5,5 x 2 cms. - is clearly used and shows the signs of having been issued and used: it is complete but one of the sides of the bottom-part (and some of the staples) is missing. As most certainly known are these 'simple' boxes much more harder to find - and actually more rare! - than the badges itself. Still a very nice and rare item that just needs your late-war ('Feinzink'-based) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' to make a neat and rare set!

 ‘N.S.D.A.P.-tabs: 'Abschnittsleiter’

‘N.S.D.A.P.-tabs: 'Abschnittsleiter’

This is a truly stunning - and fully matching! - set ie. pair of rarely encountered N.S.D.A.P.-type, velvet-based collar-patches of the fourth (and final) pattern, as intended for a: ‘N.S.D.A.P. Abschnittsleiter’ at ‘Reichsleitungs’-level, in overall very, nice (IMO mint-/unissued!) condition. The neat pieces - which are constructed from the light-red (ie. almost pinkish-red) coloured, ‘smooth-type’ ie. velvet-like cloth - are in a wonderfull condition overall: they both have the neat metal (ie. zinc- based) golden-toned (eagle-) devices and/or oakleave-devices attached and were (IMO) never mounted on a tunic. The tabs are piped with golden-yellow-coloured, rayon-based piping and are constructed from light-red coloured velvet, signifying that the pair was intended for a party-official at: ‘Reichsleitungs’-level. One of the tabs still shows its (partly damaged), paper-based ‘RzM’-etiket. The set was most certainly never worn but originates from the US where it was brought as a ‘veteran-bring-back’-item: it shows some (truly non-disturbing) tarnish and/or aging caused by having been stored for decades. In any case is this a neat and high-ranked N.S.D.A.P.-collar-tab set that is scarcely encountered and that is not often offered for sale. Only the first such neat N.S.D.A.P.-related item in this particular rank I ever had on offer!

 WWII German boots (or 'Marschstiefel')

WWII German boots (or 'Marschstiefel')

This is a truly beautiful - and nowadays rarely encountered! - pair of brownish-/natural- coloured, leather-based WWII German boots (or 'Marschstiefel' ie. 'Knobelbecher'), sized: '31,5' and nicely maker-marked on the shafts: '31½ 5 42 55', in overall very nice albeit slightly used ie. worn condition. The pair - which is fairly large-sized and will as such easily fit any mannequin - shows some normal dust and/or moderate aging: the leather, however, is very souple and fully functional. All iron parts (like the hub-nails) are a tiny bit rusty but all present and in place. The boots are also neatly marked (ie. ink-stamped) on the inside, but this hard to read ie. decypher. Also the soles show a neat size- and/or maker marking. The pair - which measures 36 cms. in height - has never been heavingly greased nor oiled and still retains a somewhat ‘hardened’ touch. These boots are the 'real thing' and NO Eastern-European or post-war copies and I back this up with a life-time garuantee on the originality. Needless to mention how rare period German foot-wear actually is: mainly because these where also used after the war as 'regular' footwear, something that merits IMO my asking price. (Please note that these are quite expensive to ship: you can preferably mail me in advance to discuss this in detail). Simply a very nice and ‘text-book’ pair - that orginates from a German private house-hold - that would look super if re-mounted on a mannequin!