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.
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')
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!
WH (Heer) General-Officers' breast-eagle
This is a truly stunning - and actually rarely encountered! - WH (Heer) general-officers'-type breast-eagle, which is very nicely and expertly hand-embroidered by using multiple coloured golden-toned braid, in overall very nice, (IMO mint-/unissued!) condition. The eagle is neatly hand-embroidered by using various types ie. shades of golden-toned braid and is nicely 'backed' with thin-shaped and/or black-coloured paper (as is more often encountered). The hand-embroidery on this example is so nice that I have absolutely no doubts whatsoever that this is a genuine WH (Heeres) general-officer breast-eagle and not a (simillarly styled) WH (Kriegsmarine ie. 'Küstenartillerie') officers-type breast-eagle but as surely known can this not be fully confirmed: both are as surely known similar in style and/or execution. The golden colour has somewhat tarnished from normal aging and/or wear but the piece still retains extraordinary detail. It is executed on dark-green coloured wool. The piece was never before in a collection and originates from a private house-hold where it was recently found: it came together with the neat visor-cap eagle which I offer under number: 28790. Simply a truly very nice 'general-officers-type breast-eagle that is nowadays not that often offered for sale!
This is a truly superb - and actually extremely rarely encountered! - example of an officers-type RAD- (ie. 'Reichsarbeitsdienst'-related) armband entitled: 'Arbeitseinsatz- stab' (or labour mobilisation-staff), in overall very nice ie. moderately used ie. worn condition. These armbands were worn on the uniforms used by the staff of the - in March 1942 - newly founded (and RAD-related) administrative organisation named: 'Arbeitseinsatzverwaltung' (or 'AEV' ie. labour mobilisation administration). Although already founded in 1942 the 'AEV' started functioning as late as December 1943. There is only little (to nothing!) known about this obscure - and most certainly very small-sized - TR-organisation. It is assumed that its members wore 'earth-brown'-coloured and specifically designed 4-pocket-tunics (and/or great-coats) which were presumably similar to the mustard-coloured officers'-type 'RAD' tunics and wore armbands (on the left-upper arm) as the example on offer here. The armband - which is of the neat officers'- ie. 'flat-wire'-woven type - is neatly executed in the so-called: 'BeVo'- ('flat-wire') weave technique in silver-coloured braid on a darker-brown-coloured (linnen-based) background and is assembled TOGETHER with the also 'entirely'-woven swastika-type armband (something that is really unsual!). The armband is IMO clearly issued and worn and does show some minimal staining ie. wear: a tiny part of the stitching (with which it was attached comes loose but nothing shocking). Simply a great occasion to acquire a an extremely rarely encountered example of an officers-type RAD- (ie. 'Reichsarbeits- dienst'-related) armband entitled: 'Arbeitseinsatzstab'. I am pretty sure that this will be the only such example I can ever offer!
SS-VT shoulderboards: 'SS-Unterscharführer'
This is a truly stunning - and fully matching! - pair of early- (ie. pre-war) type, so-called: 'SS-VT' (or 'SS-Verfügungstruppen'), NCO-pattern (pointed style) shoulderboards, as intended for usage by an 'SS-Unterscharführer' (or junior-sergeant) within one of the early 'SS-Standarten' ie. 'Regimenter', in overall very nice and IMO only minimal used ie. worn condition. The pair - which has the regular black-coloured, 'smooth' woolen upperdecks - is clearly void of any damage but does show some minimal staining and/or wear: the pair is most certainly used ie. worn as such. The boards come on their functional tongues and measure both approximately 11,5 cms. in length. The pair had never any pips (nor cyphers) attached and shows the neat silver-coloured 'standard' NCO-braid attached, signifying the rank of 'SS-Unterscharführer' (or junior-sergeant). These rarely seen, early 'SS-VT' ie. 'pointed-style' shoulderboard-sets (having no branch-colour!) were only worn ie. used for a very limited time-frame and could be used by NCOs within the 'SS-Standarten' ie. 'Regimenter' like: Deutschland, Germania or Der Führer. This awesome pair originates from a private house-hold and was never before in a collection. Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original SS shoulderboard-set: only the first such desirable and very rare set in this rank I ever had on offer!
Schoulderboards 'Leutnant GD'
This is a truly awesome - and fully matching! - pair of 'cyphered' WH (Heer) officers'-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'Leutnant eines Infanterie-Regiments' Grossdeutschland (or leutnant within an infantry-regiment belonging to the famous Grossdeutschland division), in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn and/or tunic-removed condition. The neat - and most certainly rarely encountered! - shoulderboards are constructed in the smooth-type (ie. 'moleskin'-like), white coloured wool (ie. 'Waffenfarbe') as to be expected. The set - which has a length of approximately 10,5 cms. - comes with the original tongues as found. The boards have truly 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. The boards - which originate from a private household and where never before in a collection - come complete with their golden-toned (albeit tarnished!) 'GD'-cyphers: both cyphers retain their original prongs. As stated do both device show some tarnish ie. wear but have maintained a truly nice, golden-toned 'frosted' age-patina. Simply a very nice - and desirable! - shoulderboard-set that belonged to a: 'Leutnant eines Infanterie-Regiments' within the Grossdeutschland-Division!
Green-coloured Waffen-SS 'Fez'
This is a truly superb - and rarely encountered! - example of a field-grey ie. green-coloured and woolen-based Waffen-SS so-called: 'Fez', having neat - and matching! - silver-grey coloured 'BeVo'-insignia originally attached, in overall very nice (IMO mint-/unissued!) condition. The nice and desirable piece - which is fairly sized and will fit any mannequin - has a complete and nicely shaped, dark-green coloured 'Tassel' and is void of any wear nor damage. The bluish-grey coloured (leather-based) sweatband is void of any marking (as is more often observed). Both - naturally fully matching - BeVo-type insignia are originally (ie. 'off-factory') applied (by machine-stitching using green- ie. black coloured thread). Of specific interest is the fact that this example shows a (highly desirable!) larger-sized skull ('Totenkopf') attached. These neat and unusual head-gear pieces were intended for the Waffen-SS volunteers in the later-war SS-divisions such as the: '13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS' Handschar (or 'kroatische Nr. 1'). This piece originates almost certainly from the 'Dachau'-depot from where it was taken as a 'war-souvenir' by a US soldier in 1945. It should be noted that these field-grey ie. green-coloured examples are said to be intended for front-usage (whereas their maroon-coloured counterparts were more intended as dress-headgear). In any case are these field-grey ie. green-coloured examples much harder to find and can be easily graded 'rare' and desirable. This is also the first such neat example I ever had on offer. Simply a very nice and decorative piece of genuine Waffen-SS headgear: simply impossible to upgrade this example!
Stunning example of an early-war type 'SS-VT' so-
This is a truly stunning example of an early-war type 'SS-VT' (or 'SS-Verfügungstruppen') so-called: 'RzM-style' soldiers'-/ie. NCO-pattern collar-tab, as intended for usage by soldiers within the 'SS-Standarte' Deutschland that still retains its original, paper-based 'RzM'-etiket, in overall very nice (ie. mint-/unissued!) condition. The neat piece was IMO never tunic-attached and shows a standard-type brown-coloured (ie. 'buckram'-based) backing. This tab - which is executed in the smooth-type so-called 'moleskin' wool - is IMO a text-book example of a so-called: 'numbered'-type runes' collar-tab: next to the runes it shows the machine-stitched 1 numeral, signifying that it was a tab as intended for a soldier within the 'Standarte' ie. 'Regiment' Deutschland. The piece has as stated never been worn and shows some minimal age ie. staining caused by decades of storage only. Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original SS 'numbered' runes-tab: only the first such desirable and very rare piece I ever had on offer!
'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.'
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 nicely marked on the back: 'Deschler - Muenchen' and which is uniquely numbered: '39096', in overall very nice, albeit issued and sligthly 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 as more often) 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 first such neat example I ever had on offer!
This is truly awesome - and very rarely encountered! - JM/BDM (ie. 'Jungmädel'/'Bund Deutscher Mädel') 3-piece cloth insignia grouping, all as intended for a high-ranked: 'Untergauführerin', who served within the Bann Südost Steiermark, all three pieces in a very nice ie. slightly used and/or clearly tunic condition. The grouping comprises respectively of neat (and actually also rarely encountered!) and uniform-removed example of a HJ/BDM ('Hitlerjugend'/'Bund Deutscher Mädel') district-triangle entitled: Südost Steiermark, having a neat originally attached silver-coloured so-called: 'rank-stripe' (signifying HJ/BDM membership before 1933), in overall nice, albeit used and/or worn condition. The triangle misses regrettably its paper 'RzM' etiket (most certainly lost during regular wear) but is in an overall nice albeit clearly worn and somewhat stained/dirty condition. This is of course a 'female' specimen, woven in off-white coloured linnen on a black linnen background. The second item concerns a very nice - and equally rarely encountered! - JM/BDM (ie. 'Jungmädel'/'Bund Deutscher Mädel') hand-embroidered breast-badge, as intended for a 'Untergauführerin'. This neat patch - which shows a period-removed Bann-number as per regulation and is executed on typical, blue-coloured and linnen-based cloth - still retains its original paper-based RzM-etiket (L-Stück). This rare badge - being of the second ie. war-time pattern as introduced in 1943 - is approximately sized: 7,5 x 7 cms. - and comes in IMO slightlty worn condition and simply cannot be upgraded: it has a buckram-based backing as to be expected. The badge is surrounded by two (thin-shaped) stripes of silver-braid, signifying that it was intended for a female member with the (high!) rank of: 'Untergauführerin'. The last item in the grouping is a neat - and equally rarely encountered! - JM/BDM (ie. 'Jungmädel'/'Bund Deutscher Mädel') hand-embroidered, officers-type cuff-title (or Ärmelstreifen) entitled: Südost Steiermark. This neat armband is also executed on typical, blue-coloured and linnen-based cloth and shows only one stripe of silver braid (attached on the underside, as per regulation). It also still retains its original paper-based RzM-etiket (J-Stück). The armband is in truly wonderfull condition and was clearly tunic-removed (signs still visible). It is in full-length (ie. 42 cms. long-sized) condition and has been period stitched-together. As stated where all three rare items worn by the same women and originate from a private household: They were never before in a collection. The details and craftmenship shown on both pieces of hand-embroidered youth insignia are simply stunning and very pronounced. Simply a very nice and unusal grouping of rare BDM-items that is offered by me for the first time!
WH (Heer) 'Pz'-insignia-grouping
This is a truly stunning - and fully matching and complete! - insignia-set of WH (Heer), early-war period, soldiers-type shoulderboards, collar-tabs and accompanying skulls, as worn on the black 'wrap-around' tunics, as intended for a: 'Soldat der Panzer-Truppen', all pieces in overall very nice albeit clearly used and/or tunic-removed condition. The shoulderboards - which naturally have the black coloured and woolen-based upper-decks - have the specific bright-pink (woolen thus early-type) piping and measure each approximately 11,5 cms. in length. They come on their original tongues and are in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book' condition overall. The collar-tabs - which naturally also have the black coloured and woolen-based decks and also show the specific bright-pink (woolen thus early-type) piping. They have the ('standard') brownish-coloured so-called: 'buckram-based' backing as to be expected and clearly show the remains of having once a set of skulls attached (they also show the stitching-remains of having once been tunic-attached. The set was found together as such and came with a matching (albeit loose) pair of (aluminium-based) skulls (which both do retain their original, copper-toned prongs and can as such easily be remounted on the collar-tabs. Both shoulderboards and/or collar-tabs show as stated above only minimal usage and or wear (some age, dust and staining is visible and/or present). Simply a superb and matching set of moderately used black-coloured 'Panzer-Truppen' boards and collar-tabs that can naturally easily serve to complete any early- ie. pre-war period 'Heeres' black 'wrap-around' tunic. It is really a very nice and desirable grouping that came directly from a German flea-market and that was never before in a collection: IMO did I price this grouping according to its rarity! Only the first such early- ie. pre-war period 'Heeres-Panzer'-set I ever had on offer!
3-pieced Waffen-SS document-grouping
This is truly stunning - and very rarely encountered! - 3-pieced Waffen-SS- (ie. '16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division' - 'Reichsführer SS'-) related document-grouping, comprising of both the documents for respectively a 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze' (or bronze PAB) and a 'Kraftfahrbewährungsabzeichen in Silber' (or silver drivers-badge) and more, all as awarded to the: 'SS-Oberscharführer' (= sergeant) named Paul Grossmann, member within the: '2./SS-Pz.-Aufkl.Abt.16', all pieces in a very nice and fully undamaged condition. The grouping comprised of a neat - fairly scarcely encountered and A-5 sized - 'Panzer'-related, award-document (or 'Vorbedrückte Besitzzeugnis'), as intended for a: 'Kraftfahr-bewährungsabzeichen in Silber' (or silver drivers badge), as issued on 1 September 1944 to the: 'SS-Oberscharführer' Paul Grossmann, member within the: '2./SS-Pz.-Aufkl.Abt.16', in overall very nice - albeit used and/or once-folded condition. The document is in a very nice condition overall: it is not denazified nor 'hole-punched' and comes as found: it is just a bit yellowed by storage and/or age. The document was most certainly handed out 'in Italy' (something that can easily be deducted from the typed wording: 'Italien'. It is nicely - and very clearly! - signed by the: 'SS-Sturmbannführer und Abteilungs-Kommandeur' (and member within the: '16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division' 'Reichsführer SS') named: Walter 'Bubi' Reder (4-2-1915 - 26-4-1991) who was a career-officer who won the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. He was awarded his Knights Cross (or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuzes') on 3 April 1943 (being at that time an 'SS-Hauptsturmführer' (= captain) and member within the 'SS-Totenkopf'-division). In December 1943 Reder was transferred to the newly formed '16.SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 'Reichsführer-SS'. He remained with this division until May 1945 as a commander of the 'SS-Panzer-Aufklärungsabteilung 16' and/or 'SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 36'. Both units were also given the task of anti-partisan warfare in Northern-Italy and the former was largely responsible for the infamous Marzabotto massacre; generally regarded as the worst wartime-atrocity in Italy. Allegedly on Reder's direct orders the 'SS-Panzer-Aufklärungsabteilung 16' destroyed the village of Marzabotto in reprisal for the local support given to the partisans and the resistance movement. For this action Reder was convicted to life imprisonment and spent many years in Italian custody. The (A5-sized) document is nicely - and clearly! - ink-stamped (with a stamp that reads 'Waffen-SS - Panzer-Aufklärungsabteilung 16') and is as stated clearly signed by Reder. It should be noted that all Waffen-SS 'Besitzzeugnisse' for the 'Kraftfahrbewährungs- abzeichen in Silber' are not that easy to encounter and can be easily graded 'rare': those signed by Reder even more so! Furthermore there is a neat - fairly scarcely encountered and A-5 sized - 'Panzer'-related, award-document (or 'Vorbedrückte Besitzzeugnis'), as intended for a: 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze' (or bronze PAB), as issued on 1 October 1944 to the: 'SS-Oberscharführer' Paul Grossmann, member within the: '2./SS-Pz.-Aufkl.Abt.16', in overall nice - albeit used and/or folded condition. The document is in a very nice condition overall: it is not denazified nor 'hole-punched' and comes as found: it is just a bit yellowed by storage and/or age. The document was most certainly handed out 'at the front' (something that can easily be deducted from the typed wording: 'Div.Gef.St.' or 'Divisions-Gefechtsstand'). It is nicely - and very clearly! - signed by the: 'SS-Gruppenführer und Gen.Lt. der Waffen-SS' (and 'Kommandeur' of the '16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division' 'Reichsführer SS') named: Max Simon (6-1-1899 -1-2-1961), who was a career-officer who won both the Knights Cross and Oakleaves of the Iron Cross. He was awarded his Knights Cross (or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuzes') as early as 20 October 1941 (being at that time an 'SS-Oberführer' and member within the 'SS-Totenkopf'-division) and Oakleaves (or 'Eichenlaub zum Ritterkreuz des Eisernes Kreuzes') on 28 October 1944 (being at that time in command of the '16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division 'Reichsführer SS'). Simon was the 639th recepient of this highly coveted award. The (A5-sized) document is nicely - and clearly! - ink-stamped (with a stamp that reads '16. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division' 'Reichsführer SS') and is as stated clearly signed by Simon. It should be noted that all Waffen-SS 'Besitzzeugnisse' for the 'Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze' are not that easy to encounter and can be easily graded 'rare'. Finally the group holds a small-sized (ie. folded sized 12 x 9 cms.) photo-ID (or 'Mitgliedskarte') for the 'Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen'. This 1937-dated document holds a (civil) photo of Grossmann. The grouping was recently found at a private household and was never before in a collection. Simply a very nice - and truly rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS-related 'PAB'-/'KFB' related award-document grouping as awarded to an SS-NCO ie. driver and 'Panzer'-soldier, which is of additional interest due to its interesting dates and/or rare signatures!
Pair of LW 'Pilotenstiefel' ('Doppelreisser')
This is a truly superb - and fairly rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Luftwaffe) fur-lined, fine-grain suede-leather-based pilots'-boots (or: 'Pilotenstiefel'), being of the desirable (and early-!) type, each having a double set of zippers attached (ie. aka 'Doppelreisser'), in overall very nice and only minimal worn (IMO almost mint-/unissued!) condition. As stated is the pair which is executed in a fair and regular size - I deem that the pair bears the size-stamp 27 2/4 or alike - in wonderfull and fully undamaged condition: they are in a very nice and near mint condition and have no tears and/or damages or alike. All four, metal-based zippers (all of the make: ' Mico') work perfectly and are fully undamaged. All around the greyish-/black coloured (ie. fine-grain suede-based-) leather is in a very smooth and overall clean condition. The boots were never re-soled or alike and have the original, rubber-based soles attached as produced 'Wilop'-company (they show the makers-mark: 'Original Wilop'). The pieces are lined with smooth-type lambs-wool (as always) and also show their originally attached linnen-based makers-etikets (which show some stamped maker- and/or size markings which are regrettably hard to read ie. decypher - see photos). One of the zippers comes a tiny bit loose from the boot (something that is definitely not schocking and can easily be repaired if deemed needed). The set originates from a private house-hold and was never before in a collection. Simply an awesome pair of LW flight-boots of the desirable and rarely encountered 'Doppelreisser'-model: great to use on any LW-mannequin!
WH (KM) 'Flottenkriegsabzeichen'
This is a truly superb example of a WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Flottenkriegsabzeichen' (or high-sea fleet badge), that is nicely maker-marked: 'Fec. Adolf Bock - Ausf. Schwerin Berlin' on the back, in a truly very nice and IMO only minimal used ie. worn condition. The very detailed badge retains all its golden finish and is nicely maker-marked as stated above: it still retains most of its 'hochpolierte Kanten' (ie. polished highlights). The neat badge is executed in so-called: 'Buntemetall' (ie. 'Tombak') and has of course a functional (flute-shaped) pin and catch as to be expected with such a high-quality badge. The award was most certainly never cleaned nor polished and has truly extraordinary and stunning detail: it is just a bit dusty ie. dirty as recently found. I deem that this example is accordingly priced: it will be very hard to find a nicer and more attractive example!
Rare 'NS Frauenschaft' grouping
This is a truly awesome - and never before encountered and most certainly very rare! - 'NS Frauenschaft' (or 'NSF') related grouping, comprising of a rare cuff-title executed in 'BeVo'-weave pattern entitled: 'Gau Westfalen-Nord-Stab' and an - also rarely encountered! - enamelled 'NSF'-membership badge (at 'Kreisleitung'-level!), both items in a very nice albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. Both items originated from the same person and were always together as such: they were also found together and most certainly belonged to a female 'NSF'- member that worked at the higher level within the province (ie. 'Gau') named Westfalen. The neat cuff-title (or armband) is executed in greyish-silver linnen on a darker-grey background having two ('flatwire'-like) silver-coloured borders: it is most certainly worn and measures 29 cms. The band - which shows two machine-stitched 'ends' and is IMO full-length - is a tiny bit stained and still shows the stitching ie. thread-remains of having been issued ie. worn. The band came with a neat enamelled 'NSF'-membership badge attached (of which the holes are still visible in the band: nothing shocking though). This badge was intended for a 'NSF Mitarbeiterin im engerer Stab des Kreisleitung', something that can be deducted from the white enamelled border ie. outline around the badge. The badge - which has immaculate enamel without any defaults - is in wonderfull condition and comes on its functional pin-/catch set-up: moreover is it nicely maker-marked on the back and shows a neat marking that reads: 'RzM' - 'M1/109'. A similar piece is figured in the Heering-Hüsken lapel-pin catalogue wherein it is given a unique number (9125NI) and an estimated value of 200 Eu. I could not find any reference for the cuff-title: something that underlines its unquestionable rarity. Simply an awesome an most certainly very rare grouping that belonged to a higher placed official within the 'NS Frauenschaft' (or 'NSF') organisation! I deem that I have priced this - possibly unique! - little grouping accordingly!
Superb 'Widerholungsspange zum EKI'
This is a truly superb 'Widerholungs Spange EKI' (bar to the WWI IC 1st. class), that comes in its (rare!) simulated leather box as issued, in very nice and almost mint/unissued condition. The piece still retains most of its 'high polished sides ('Hochpolierte Kanten') and is very detailed and pronounced. Naturally is the original pin/catch set-up present and fully functional: the piece is however not hall- or maker-marked (which is not unusual and actually more often encountered on these bars). The piece - which is IMO possibly a piece as produced by the 'B.H. Mayer' company - was stored in its etui for years and is almost as good as when it left the factory (just some minimal tarnish and/or dirt is visible). The badge has of course never been cleaned nor polished and has a very nice 'frosted' appearance. The simulated leather etui is in great condition and retains a full and undamaged (silver-coloured) badge on the top (having no defaults whatsoever). The black 'satin-like' velvet lining is also in great condition. Simply one of the best 'Widerholungs Spange'-sets that I ever had on offer: I have priced it according to its rarity and truly stunning condition!
Dutch SS armband 'Landwacht Nederland'
This is a text-book example of the rare Dutch volunteer printed 'Landwacht Nederland' armband, executed in burgundy-red coloured linnen, bearing a unique printed number on the inside that reads: III - 2352 - very nice, IMO mint-/unissued, condition. These (notorious!) 'Landwacht' units (which were strictly NSB ie. Dutch Nazi party controlled) were founded in 1943/1944 were mainly used for police- control checks and had a very nasty reputation. The band - which has a folded length of 42 cms. shows no staining nor wear and still has a hardened touch as when it left the factory: it was most certainly never worn. It shows the (black coloured and printed) text 'Landwacht Nederland' flanked by two 'wolfshook' symbols. Simply a very rare Dutch collaborationist item!
HJ-triangle: 'Reichs-deutsche Jugend Ausland'
This is a very nice and extremely rarely encountered - and truly worn! - example of a male-type 'Hitlerjugend' (or HJ) district-triangle, entitled: 'Reichs-deutsche Jugend Ausland', in overall nice albeit clearly used and/or worn and somewhat 'faded' condition. As stated is the neat triangle in an overall nice condition overall and shows fair wear and/or age. This is a 'male' specimen, woven in (golden-) yellow coloured linnen on a black-coloured (also linnen) background. The piece misses its 'RzM' etiket as more often (something most certainly caused due to regular usage ie. wear). Simply a very nice and actually worn and shirt-removed example that I have priced according to its 'faded' ie. worn condition. It should be noted that this is simply a very rare piece that show only very limited usage: only the second such district-triangle I ever had on offer!
This is a truly stunning - and fully matching! - pair of early- (ie. pre-war) type, so-called: 'SS-VT' (or 'SS-Verfügungstruppen'), NCO-pattern (pointed style) shoulderboards, as intended for usage by an 'SS-Hauptscharführer' (or sergeant first-class) within one of the early 'SS-Standarten' ie. 'Regimenter', in overall very nice and only minimal used ie. worn condition. The pair - which has the regular black-coloured, 'smooth' woolen upperdecks - is clearly void of any real damage but does show some minimal staining and/or wear: the pair is most certainly used ie. worn as such. The boards come on their functional tongues and measure both approximately 12 cms. in length. The pair has four (identical) and regular-sized (aluminium-based and silver-coloured) pips attached and shows the silver-coloured 'standard' NCO-braid attached, signifying the rank of 'SS-Hauptscharführer' (or sergeant first-class). These rarely seen, early 'SS-VT' 'pointed-style' sets were only worn ie. used for a very limited time-frame and could be used by NCOs within the 'SS-Standarten' ie. 'Regimenter' like: Deutschland, Germania or Der Führer. This awesome pair originates from a private house-hold in Germany and was never before in a collection. One of the boards shows one tiny (IMO non-disturbing) moth-hole, visible on the outer-side (see photos). Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original SS shoulderboard set: only the first such desirable and very rare set I ever had on offer!
Set MP38-40 pouches 'CLG 43'
This is a truly awesome - and nowadays rarely encountered! - pair of fully matching WH (Heer ie. Waffen-SS) reed-green coloured, so-called: MP38-40 pouches, which are clearly maker-marked: 'CLG 43' and bearing a 'Waffenamt Abnahme'-stamp, both in absolute stonemint ie. unissued condition. Both (identically produced) pouches are in a very nice condition and are clearly not have been used at all: they were always together and make a fully matching pair. Both pouches are nicely marked on the back with the makers-mark (ie. 3-digit code) that reads: 'CLG' (signifying that they are a 'text-book' pair as produced by the company: 'Ernst Melzig Lederwaren' based in Liegnitz), a clear 'Waffenabnahme' stamp and a date of production: '43' (ie. signifying the year 1943). The fine-grain leather of both pouches is excellent and of course fully functional: none of the (sometimes fragile) straps is broken nor damaged. All metal parts (rings and snaps are a bit dusty as usual but nothing shocking). The set originates from my own collection and was on a mannequin for years. These original MP pouches sets are getting harder to find and this set would look superb if remounted on a mannequin. A nowadays hardly ever offer for sale set of original and matching pouches that is not inexpensive but fully worth its money!
This is a very nice and most certainly very desirable item: a neat and scarcely encountered and fully matching pair of (silver-finished thus NCO-type) so-called: 'Feldhernnhalle' (= 'Grenadier-Regiment Feldhernhalle) shoulderboard-cyphers, both in overall very nice (ie. mint-/unissued!) and functional condition. Both - very detailed! - pieces have IMO never been cleaned nor polished and have a neat age-patina: both pieces are executed in zinc-based metal (ie. 'Feinzink') and are simply never used nor shoulder-board attached. Both cyphers still have their original prongs in place and are both naturally fully functional. Simply a very nice and 100% original 'Grenadier-Regiment Feldhernhalle shoulderboard-cypher set that was never before in a collection: great to restore a pair of NCO-type shoulderboards or to simply store in any collection!
This is a very nice and most certainly very desirable item: a neat and scarcely encountered and fully matching pair of (silver-finished thus NCO-type) so-called: 'GD' (= 'GrossDeutschland') shoulderboard-cyphers, both in overall nice albeit used but still functional condition. Both pieces have IMO never been cleaned nor polished and have a truly darkened age-patina: both pieces are executed in zinc-based metal (ie. 'Feinzink') and are clearly used ie. board-removed. One of the cyphers has still both regular (thin-shaped) prongs in place whereas the other one misses one of its prongs (the set is however IMO still fully functional). Simply a very nice and 100% original 'GrossDeutschland' shoulderboard-cypher set that was never before in a collection: great to restore a pair of NCO-type shoulderboards or to simply store in any collection!
WH (Luftwaffe) 'Demjansk' campaign shield
This is a truly very nice and detailed example of the (fairly scarcely encountered!) WH (Luftwaffe) 'Demjansk' campaign shield, in overall very nice, albeit clearly used and/or issued ie. worn condition. The (magnetic) shield - executed in silver-coloured so-called: 'Eisenblech' - comes naturally complete with its metal back-plate and naturally retains its 4 originally attached pins: it is also retains (most of) its beige-coloured backing-paper as is more often encountered. The shield shows some truly normal wear and/or aging (some very minor staining is visible and present) but still retains truly extraordinary detail as to be expected. The shield is a bit dirty (from years of storage ie. wear) and was of course never cleaned nor polished. It was surely once attached to a tunic. The piece originates from a private household and was never before in a collection. It should furthermore be mentioned that 'Demjansk' campaign-shields as specifically intended for Luftwaffe-usage are very hard to come by. Simply nice - and original! - example of this very collectable and desirable campaign-shield that nowadays is not often offered for sale: maybe the nicest such example I ever had on offer!
'BeVo'-type armshield: 'Espana'
This is a extremely nice (and very rare!) 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Espana' (= Spain), as intended for a Spanish volunteer in the 'Blue Division' or 'Division Azul', in stonemint/unissued condition. The shield is in absolute mint, unissued 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 hardly offered for sale!) something that IMO merits its high asking price). A very nice and rare piece of German-made cloth insignia!
Boards '(PZ-)Schützen-Regiments 2'
This is a truly very nice - and fully matching and rarely encountered! - pair of of early-/ie. pre-war pattern, WH (Heer) 'M36-type' (pointed model and non-piped) cyphered shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'Soldat des (Panzer)Schützen-Regiments 2', in overall very nice albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. The boards - which are text-book in all facets! - are of the non-piped-type (as always) and show the neat Gothic-style S-cyphers and 2 numerals, executed in bright-pink coloured machine-stitching (or Kurbelstickerei). Moreover does the pair show two (also rarely encountered!) pink-coloured regimental designator-stripes attached: both are executed in linnen and were most certainly always attached to the set. The pair - which has the regular darker-green woolen upperdecks - is clearly void of any real damage but does show staining and/or wear: it is most certainly used ie. worn. The boards come on their functional tongues and measure both approximately 11 cms. in length. Of addirtional interest is the fact that this set was (IMO) worn upside-down (ie. having the cyphered upper-decks invisible): one and other would clarify the (slightly) damaged inner-side of the tongues! Simply an awesome and equally desirable (ie. rare!) pair of IMO early Panzer-related cyphered boards: it should be noted that these nice and early sets are really not often offered for sale: this is just the first such pair I ever had on offer!
This is a really very nice example of a silver-class so-called: 'Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen usw. durch Einzelkämpfer' (or tank-destruction arm-badge) in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. tunic-removed condition. The - very detailed! - example, shows a blackened ie. silvered (and magnetic!) tank-badge mounted on its original - and typical! - piece of silver-/black coloured and/or woven cloth. The piece still retains its (three) original metal prongs and/or metal back-plate and was most certainly (carefully!) tunic-removed: it still shows the stitching-remains of once having been tunic attached. These neat tank-destruction badges are sometimes encountered but most times it deals with mint-/unissued examples: the example on offer here is clearly worn ie. tunic-removed, making it IMO a more desirable award. I deem that I have priced this nice and decorative award according to its desirability and rarity!
Dutch NSB 'Strijd en Offer' honor-badge
This is a very nice example of the rare Dutch NSB ('Nationaal Socialistische Beweging') 10-years commemorative and/or honorary lapel-pin: 'Strijd en Offer', bearing a unique - and very low! - award-number (701) and engraved: Stamboeknummer (or NSB partynumber), that reads: 46198, in overall very nice albeit worn and issued condition. These very scarce badges were only awarded to men and were instituted in 1943 to commemorate the 10-years existance of the NSB and were - as stated - only bestowed in a very limited number. They were given to party officials that had (for example) concluded service at the Eastern Front or had otherwise contributed to the party. This example is engraved with the unique award number: '701', which number signifies the badge' individual number. The badge shows some slight scratching but has a totally undamaged enamel surface. A nice and truly rare NSB lapel-pin: only the second such badge I ever had on offer!
This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO early ie. mid-war period), white-piped Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'SS-Hauptscharführer der Infanterie' (infantry sergeant first-class), in overall very nice, albeit sligthly used and/or minimal worn condition. The boards have the neat and very desirable (white-coloured) 'silk-like'-type piping, show a black-coloured upperdeck and black-coloured-woolen underlay and have the standard silverish-grey toned NCO-braid attached. The set comes on its functional tongues and measures approximately 10,5 cms. sized in length. The set - which originates from my own shoulderboard collection - was IMO only slightly used: it shows some truly minimal wear and age and is minimally stained. The set - which I personally found at a private house-hold several years ago - is in truly wonderfull condition and can almost not be upgraded. Both boards show two identical (aluminium-based) pips attached, denotoing the rank of: 'SS-Oberscharführer'. The boards each show a damaged area on the underside: here a small piece of cloth is removed (something that is completely done without a reason I can think of: this is however not visible from the top and IMO not that disturbing). As most certainly known are all Waffen-SS 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 boards in a truly wonderfull condition: only the first such rare and desirable set I ever had on offer!
Pair of pink-piped 'Panzer' collar-tabs
This is a nowadays rarely encountered - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer) black woolen based and bright pink-piped 'Panzer' collar-tabs (as used - amongst others - on the black-coloured 'wrap-around' 'Panzer' tunics) having metal-based (ie. aluminium-based) 'Totenköpfe' (ie. skulls) period attached, in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. uniform-removed condition. The set has the dark-yellow 'buckram' backing and both skulls (each retaining just one of their original pins) are IMO originally attached to the tabs: both skulls are matching and identical in execution (they are just not completely centered something that was IMO most certainly period-done). The set - which has the desirable, bright pink-coloured 'silk-like'-type piping as to be expected - is as stated in clearly used and/or uniform-removed condition (stitching-holes and thread-remains are still visible and present) and would be excellent fitted to restore a black Panzer tunic ie. wrapper. Simply a very nice and desirable set that is nowadays almost impossible to encounter!
Superb 8-pieced insignia & award-grouping
This is a really superb 8-pieced insignia and or award-grouping (including a neat and rarely encountered, silver-class 'Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen usw. durch Einzelkämpfer' or tank-destruction badge!) all eight pieces as worn by a (regrettably unidentified) 'Hauptmann der Pioniere' (or engineers captain), all pieces in overall nice, albeit clearly used ie. tunic-removed condition. The grouping comprises of a neat - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer) officers'-type collar-tabs and/or shoulderboards, both piped in the black coloured branch-colour, as intended for - and worn by - a 'Hauptmann der Pioniere' (engineers' captain), all four pieces in an overall nice albeit clearly worn ie. used condition. All four pieces - which are constructed from the 'smooth-type' (ie. moleskin-like) wool - are in a used condition overall and clearly show the signs of having been tunic-removed: the somewhat 'dull-grey'-coloured (ie. 'sub-dued') appearance of embroidery on both boards and/or tabs is fully present and preserved. The tabs are 'backed' with yellowish-coloured 'buckram' as more often and show nice embroidery. The set was clearly mounted on a tunic and shows obvious stitching-remains. The boards - which measure 10,5 cms. in length - each show two (identical and regular sized pips) attached: all devices are in a nice condition overall but are all tarnished. The boards come with their (typical small-sized) 'officers'-type tongues attached. Next to this these cloth-insignia the grouping holds both a silver wound badge (or 'Verwundeten Abzeichen in Silber') and a neat general assault badge (or) GAB (ie 'Allgemeines-Sturmabzeichen'): both are unmarked, zinc-based (ie. 'Feinzink') examples that come on their functional pin-/catch set-ups: both were most certainly never cleaned and have a regular (typical zinc-) age-patina. There is also a 2-pieced Band-/Feldspange showing the ribbons for both a 'KvK II. Kl.' and an 'Ost'-medal: this example is also functional but shows some obvious staining ie. wear. Last but not least the grouping contains an awesome silver-class 'Sonderabzeichen für das Niederkämpfen von Panzerkampfwagen usw. durch Einzelkämpfer' (or tank-destruction badge). This is a neat - very detailed! - example, showing a blackened, silvered (and magnetic!) tank-badge mounted on its original piece of silver-/black woven cloth. The piece still retains its (three) original prongs and/or metal back-plate and was most certainly (carefully!) tunic-removed: it still shows the stitching-remains of once having been tunic attached. All pieces came in a small carton box as stored for decades. This neat grouping was recently found at a private household and was never before in a collection: it belonged to the same 'Hauptmann der Pioniere' (or engineers captain), who most certainly wore and stored this insignia-grouping for decades. I deem that I have priced this awesome grouping accordingly to its desirability and rarity!
Set 'Schulterstückauflagen' H.u.D.
This is a truly nice and very rare - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer) so-called: 'Stalingrad' shoulderboard cyphers (or 'Schulterstückauflagen'), as intended for usage by members of the famous 'Hoch- und Deutschmeister' regiment, both in avery nice (IMO mint-/unissued!) condition. These so-called: 'Hoch- und Deutschmeister-Kreuze' (aka 'Stalingrad-Kreuze') were authorized for usage by certain divisions and was institutioned on 23 March 1944. The small-sized emblems take the form of a small 'Maltese cross' depicting a 'Reichsadler' and banner in the center under which the text: 'Stalingrad' can be observed. The emblems were authorized to be worn on the epaulettes of all ranks, including those of replacement troops. It was also used as a semi-official cap insignia. The 'cypher'-set on offer here was IMO never used and both pieces still retain all their four (!) original and still functional prongs (they have never been bent). Both cyphers have lovely detail and finish. Original examples as these are almost never appearing on the market: matching pairs are even more rarely offered for sale. Simply a truly nice and very rare original shoulderboard cypher-pair: great to promote a pair of shoulderboards or to be stored in any (shoulderboard) collection. Only the first such very rare item I ever had on offer!
Shoulderboards 'Uffz. der Pz-Truppen'
This is a stunning - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer), IMO mid-war period, NCO-type shoulderboards as worn on the black 'wrap-around' tunics, as intended for an: 'Unteroffizier der Panzer-Truppen', in overall very nice, albeit minimal used ie. worn condition. The boards - which naturally have the black coloured and woolen-based upper-decks - have the specific bright-pink ('silk-like'-type) piping and measure each approximately 10,3 cms. in length. They come on their original tongues and are in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book' condition overall. They show as stated above only minimal usage (some age, dust and staining is visible). Both boards show the neat 'standard' (ie. early WH-type, silverish-grey and fairly shiny NCO-braid attached. Simply a superb and matching pair of moderately used black-coloured 'Panzer-Truppen' boards that can easily serve to complete any mid-war 'Heeres' black 'wrap-around' tunic or even a 'Sturmgeschütze' ie. HBT-based 'wrap-around' jacket. A very nice and desirable pair that came directly from a German flea-market and that was never before in a collection: IMO did I price this pair according to its rarity! Only the first such 'Heeres'-pair I ever had on offer!
This is a truly rarely encountered example of a stunning 'SS-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Stufe - Medaille für 8 Dienstjahre' (= loyal service medal for 8 years of loyal service) that is executed in bronze-coloured 'Buntmetall' and that comes mounted on its original (cornflower-blue coloured) ribbon as issued and recently found, in very nice, and IMO only slightly worn ie. used condition. The piece - which is very nicely detailed as usual! - comes on its typical 'drop-shaped' ring (aka 'Tropfenöse') and has never been cleaned nor polished: the piece retains a neat fairly 'darkened' bronze-coloured finish. The piece comes as stated above on its originally mounted (approximately 10 cms. sized) cornflower-blue coloured ribbon as issued and most likely worn. The piece was recently found at a private household and was never before in a collection. I have priced this very attractive piece according to its rarrity and truly stunning condition!
Waffen-SS related post-card
This is a very nice (and truly rarely encountered!) period Waffen-SS-related postcard, depicting the well-known illustration of a Waffen-SS soldier & HJ-member with below the text: Deutsche Jugend meldet sich freiwillig zur Waffen-SS by the war-artist Anton, in very nice (ie. isssued-/sent) condition. The card is in a very nice albeit issued condition: it was sent as a Feldpost-card in June 1942 and shows writing ie. text. The card - which is totally undamaged - is sized: 15 x 11 cms. and shows the text: Herausgegeben vom SS-Hauptamt - Ergänzungsamt der Waffen-SS. The card was sent by a soldier (from the front) who apparently served within a unit that had the Feldpost-number: 29201 (it is neatly and clearly green-ink-stamped as such). Simply a very rare Waffen-SS related post-card that is not often offered for sale: I have seen these being sold for much more at specialised post-card auctions. The first such rare card I ever had on offer!
WH (Heer) field-grey coloured buckle
This is an overall very nice - and IMO only minimal used ie. worn! - example of a rarely encountered WH (Heer) field-grey-coloured and '1939'-dated, aluminium-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its original, natural coloured leather tab, as produced by the maker named: 'Assmann u. Söhne', based in Lüdenscheid, in overall very nice (ie. IMO minimal used and/or worn!) condition. The buckle was most certainly issued and/or worn but still retains most of its original field-grey painted colour (which is rarely seen!): just some normal scratching and paint-loss is visible on the higher areas as more often encountered. The piece is still a bit dirty ie. dusty but was most certainly never cleaned nor polished and comes as found. The buckle itself is however not marked: just the tab bears the makers-signification. The neat leather tab is still fully functional and completely souple (and never oiled nor greased). The oval-shaped 'Assmann u. Söhne' dry-stamp (visible on the tab) is readable and of course present. The leather tab is fully functional and is souple and nice. The rounded ie. oval-shaped 'Assmann u. Söhne stamp (visible on the tab) is in itself void of a date: something that is more often encountered on buckles by this maker: the date: '1939' is seperately 'dry-stamped' directly under the oval stamp as is more often encountered. It should be noted that these very nice and desirable WH (Heeres) buckles are nowadays hard to encounter: especially the aluminium-ones still bearing their original colour, something that merits its high asking price. Simply a very nice Heeres buckle by the 'Assmann u. Söhne' company!
'Tropical' (ie. 'all-webbing') 'Sturmgepäck'
This is a very nice - and IMO truly mint-/unissued! - 'tropical' ie. 'all-webbing-based' WH 'A-frame' (or A-Rahmen) set (or 'Gefechts- or 'Sturmgepäck') that comes fully complete with all its cloth lashes, metal-loops (marked: 'Lux' as usual) and tan-coloured linnen straps present and in place, in overall very nice ie. mint-/unissued condition. The frame comes naturally complete with its specific 'all-webbing' horizontal strap (having two linnen-based loops intended to properly attached the mess-tin) and its 'Beutel zum Gefechtsgepäck' as found. The pack is naturally fully functional and complete and shows a (blue-inked), makers-mark stamp on both pack and inside the 'Beutel' (see photos). Regrettably are both stamps somewhat 'blurred' and hard to decypher. I deem this however quite an early piece that was most certainly produced for usage within the DAK ('Deutsches Afrika Korps'). The 'pack' is IMO never used and does not show any rust nor damage (both its metal rivets are naturally original to the frame and were not re-mounted - or re-rivited - or alike). This example can IMO be graded as a true (and actually early!) DAK ('Afrikakorps') item. All metal parts still retain their greyish (anodized) finish (and do not show real rust or alike). The piece comes with its (rare!) specific, horizontal (all webbing) strap having two loops, intended to hold the mess-tin. The piece has two upper loops also executed in webbing. The 'Beutel zum Gefechtsgepäck' comes naturally also complete with all its cloth lashes, zinc-based buttons and straps present and in place. This example is also stonemint and was never issued nor used (it still retains a 'hardish' touch). It deals also with an early war version that is as stated also neatly ink-stamped on the inside: also this stamp is hard to decypher. Both zinc rings are fully intact (and are not oxidized whatsoever). The bag - which is executed of the 'thicker'-type linnen - is fully functional and shows as mentioned an inked makers-mark (on the inside). The bag shows no wear whatsoever: the entire set is just a bit dusty caused by years of storage. Simply a truly nice and scarcely encountered piece of tropical equipment which is IMO priced according to its rarity: most certainly one of the nicest complete sets I ever had on offer!
Boards 'Oberfeldwebel der Veterinäre
This is a truly awesome - and very rarely encountered! - fully matching pair of IMO mid-war period WH (Heer) NCO-type shoulderstraps, as intended for an: 'Oberfeldwebel der Veterinäre (NCO ie. sergeant first-class in a veterinarian unit), in overall very nice condition. The boards - which each measure approximately 12 cms. in length - both have field-grey coloured and woolen-based, upperdecks and have the neat, reddish-pink (ie. 'Karmesin-Rot') coloured, 'silk-like'-type piping. The set comes on its functional tongues and comes as stored for decades. The set has the standard-type, silver-coloured NCO-braid attached and also shows four (identical) fairly small-sized zinc-based pips attached (denoting the rank of 'Oberfeldwebel'). As possibly known is this typical 'Karmesin-Rotes'-branchcolour very rare and can IMO be regarded as one of the most rarely encountered branchcolours of the Deutsche Wehrmacht! Simply a very nice and desirable NCO-type shoulderboard-pair that was never before in a collection. This is only the first such very rare pair I have ever encountered and I deem the my asking-price is accordingly to the rarity. Maybe a unique opportunity to acquire such a very rare pair of Veterinarian shoulderboards!
'Fallschirmjäger' winter-type gloves
This is an awesone - and scarcely encountered! - fully matching and fair-sized pair of chocolate-brown WH (Luftwaffe) 'Fallschirmjäger' winter-type gloves (or 'Springer- handshuhe'), in overall very nice and/or only minimal used condition. The pair is as stated in overall very nice, albeit minimal used condition and shows honest ie. minimal wear: both show NO damage whatsoever. The very smooth (and truly high-quality!) fine-grain leather is completely souple and the pair is naturally fully functional (they have IMO never been oiled nor greased or alike). These are the winter-type (ie. lined) gloves having the larger, elastic 'machettes' and three (elastic) bands. The pair is of a quite early (and high-quality) production and both do show an identical (white-inked) makers- ie. date-stamp that reads: '1940'. (I could not decypher the makers-mark, which has been somewhat cleared-out due to normal wear ie. fair usage). I should be mentioned that this is a fine and original pair of early-type FJ-gloves that would look awesome if added to any 'Fallschirmjäger' mannequin- or equipment set-up. Simply a very nice and desirable piece of FJ equipment!
Boards 'SS-Ostuf. Sanitätstruppen'
This is truly superb pair of Waffen-SS, darker-blue piped and neatly 'cyphered', officers-type shoulderboards, as intended for an: 'SS-Obersturmführer der Sanitätstruppen' (medical lieutnant first class ie 'Arzt'), in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. tunic-removed condition. Both straps are executed in the black (smooth type) black wool (having neat greyish-coloured ie. sub-dued silver-coloured upperdecks) and have the silk-like-type, darker-blue coloured, piping as to be expected. The boards come with their golden-toned 'Aeasculapus'-type cyphers attached and both show an (identical) golden-toned pip attached (dennoting the rank of 'SS-Obersturmführer der Sanitätstruppen'). The set is fully 'text-book' in all facets: they are of the 'sew-in type' and have carefully been tunic-removed. A truly attractive set of medical Waffen-SS officers' shoulderboards that is IMO accordingly priced!
Later-war period, tropical insignia-set
This might be one of the most unusual items I ever had on offer: being the remains of a WH (Heer), later-war period, tropical tunic as collected by an American soldier and brought to the USA as a unique war souvenir. The grouping is actually a 6-pieced (insignia) set, cut-down from a (later-war model) reed-green coloured tropical tunic, all pieces in overall nice and only slightly used condition. Both the (off-factory) attached, standard BeVo-type tropical eagle and dito collar-patches - which are as certainly known both hard to obtain and can easily be graded scarce - are of course the most interesting items in the set: they show the crudely manner in which these were tunic-attached. Moreover did the set contain two cut-out portions of the shoulders (still having the late-war type pebbled buttons and/or shoulderboard-loops attached and a cut-out pocket (which shows period attached award-loops to wear 3 awards). The exact reasoning why the soldier demolished this tunic can not be fully determined but might simply be done due of weight- ie. volume-concerns. I personally deem this a very nice and unusual item that I simply wanted for the web-site. The set can of course be used to restore another tunic but can of course also remain together as such. In any case a nice - and possibly unique! - tropical item!
Stunning WA-SS portrait-photo
This is a truly stunning (and actually extremely rarely encountered!) portrait-picture, depicting a Waffen-SS soldier ie. 'Rottenführer der Waffen-SS', wearing the almost never seen: 'Feldmütze mit Stoffschirm', in overall very nice condition. The picture - sized: 13,5 x 9 cms. - shows various interesting details such as the already abovementioned almost never seen: 'Feldmütze mit Stoffschirm' ie. 'SS-Knautsmütze' (having IMO an aluminium-based eagle ie. skull insignia-set attached), 'standard'-type 'RzM'collar-tabs, the (IMO almost certainly) white-piped NCO-type shoulderboards, the ('RzM'-type) arm-eagle and 'Rottenführer' chevron. The back of the card (printed on 'Mimosa'-photo-paper) is void of any writing (and just shows a photographers-stamp). The detail on the picture is truly extraordinary and very sharp. I deem that this fantastic picture could excellently be used for a (future) specialised reference-work: I know of only a handfull period pictures that show these extremely rare 'Feldmütze mit Stoffschirm' ie. 'SS-Knautsmütze' in wear, something that merits IMO its high asking-price. The portrait was once glued in an album or alike and shows some minimal carton-remains on the back. Simply an awesome and very rare picture-portrait!
LW 'Traditions-Mützen- o. Gruppenabzeichen'
This is a truly very rare - and almost never offered! - so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) enamelled: 'Traditions-Mützen- o. Gruppenabzeichen', as intended for a member within the: 'Aufklärungsgruppe 120' (or air-force reconnaissance-group, numbered '120', in overall very nice, albeit slightly used ie. worn condition. The colourfull badge (which has truly immaculate enamel without any damage!) depicts a 'Luftwaffe'-type eagle above a red-/black-coloured shield, with at the bottom a swastika. The badge is completely void of a makers-mark (something that is not unusual for these rarely encountered badges) and is IMO executed in neat, possibly genuine silvered 'Buntmetall'. The - fairly small-sized badge, having a height of approximately 2 cms. - is as stated in a very nice condition and comes naturally on its functional regular-sized pin-attachement. The lapel-pin is also figured in the 'Heering-Hüsken' lapel-pin catalogue, wherein it is given the unique number: 9951a. Simply a very nice and truly rarely encountered LW item that belonged to a pilot that served within the: 'Aufklärungsgruppe 120'!
Armbadge: 'Nederlandse SS'
This is a truly stunning example of a - very rarely encountered! - hand-embroidered arm-badge, as intended for usage by the volunteers within the Dutch political (i.e. black-uniformed) SS (aka 'Germaansche'- ie. 'Nederlandse SS'), in overall very nice albeit clearly used ie. tunic-removed condition. The fairly large-sized, trapezoid-shaped badge (having a height of 8 cms. and width of 9 cms. when measured at the bottom) is expertly hand-embroidered in silver-braid (not golden!) on a black- (ie. red-) coloured wool and shows the so-called: 'Wolfshook'-symbol. (For comparision I attached a photo where the badge can be observed next to a standard HJ cap-badge). I deem that the badge is of a private-production (as most times) and was of the type that was worn throughout the WWII, so from the founding of the 'Germaansche SS' to the end of the hostilities in the Netherlands in May 1945. The neat badge shows a creme- (ie. white-) coloured paper backing. It was also used after the name-change at the beginning of 1942 (from 'Germaansche' into 'Nederlandsche') SS. This rare arm-badge should NOT be mistaken for a regular WA (or Weerafdelingen) cap- or shirt-badge: these latter are much smaller-sized and are moreover executed in golden-toned braid- ie. thread! The badge just shows some slight staining caused by minimal wear ie. storage for decades. It should be noted that all items regarding this (small-sized) formation are regarded very rare. A nice period item: only the first such very rare example I ever had on offer!
Mint HJ u. DJ Diensthemd
This is a very nice - and rare! - so-called: HJ u. DJ Diensthemd, being an off-white coloured & linnen-based sport-shirt, that still retains its originally attached and cloth-based RzM-etiket, in very nice, ie. IMO almost mint, unissued condition. These typical youth sport-shirts - which show an interwoven bright red band with an attached (machine-stitched) BeVo-woven swastika badge - are truly unusal and are most certainly not that often encountered. As stated is the shirt on offer here in IMO truly unissued and fully undamaged: it is bears a (somewhat faded but clearly readable) RzM-etiket, which still shows the producer of this piece: being the RzM-contractee: B 19/26. The shirt is as stated in IMO mint-/ie. unissued condition and just is a tiny bit dusty caused by years of storage. A nice and rare youth sports-item: only the first such example I have ever encountered!
First-pattern WH 'DAK' tunic
This is a very nice - and actually scarcely encountered! - first-pattern (easily to be recognised by its so-called: 'pleaded pockets'), officers'-type, olive-green coloured, so-called tropical-pattern field-tunic (or 'Feldbluse'), that comes in 'stripped' condition as found, in overall nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn condition. The piece - which is a typical 'officers-version tunic and as such easily recognisable by its 'French cuffs' - comes fully 'stripped' of its insignia as found: all buttons however (except for the ones used for the shoulderboards) are present and originally attached (by means of the specific rings as always). The tunic was clearly worn ie. used and shows the clear evidence of having once had (standard ie. non-tropical) officers'-insignia attached (stitching-remains were once eagle, shoulderboards and/or collar-tabs were attached are clearly present and visible). The tunic bears a surely present (but hard to decypher) blue-inked stamp, mentioning the tunics' size, model and/or maker (see photo nr. 5). The tunic seems to have been only moderately used: some wear, slight staining and/or normal aging (minimal faded colour) is visible. The piece is, however, totally undamaged (it just shows 'loosened' tailored back-strips, as was more often done ie. observed). The tunic - which is of a normal size and will fit a mannequin or buste - can naturally easily be completed if wished so: I decided to 'leave it as it is' and price it accordingly. Simply a nice and 100% original (first-pattern!) tropical-style officers' field-tunic (or 'Feldbluse')!
Boards: 'Soldat der Gebirgsjäger'
This is a truly very nice - and rarely encountered and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer), IMO early-war period, soldiers-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'Soldat der Gebirgsjägertruppen' (mountain-troops soldiers), in overall very nice, albeit slightly used ie. clearly worn condition. The boards - which have the standard darker-green coloured, woolen upper-decks - have the neat darker-green aka Wiesengrün (and woolen-type) piping attached and measure both approximately 12,5 cms. in length. They come on their original tongues and are in a very nice, ie. fully text-book condition overall. The set shows as stated above moderate usage and/or wear (some age, dust and staining is visible). Simply a very nice and desirable Gebirgsjäger-soldiers-type pair that came directly from a German flea-market and that was never before in a collection: I do not exactly know for what reason but these simple 'Soldat der Gebirgsjägertruppen' shoulderboards can easily be considered rare: this is only the third such great set I ever had on offer!
'Extra Klasse' WH (Heer) visor-cap
This is a truly awesome, so-called: 'Extra Klasse' WH (Heer) NCO-/ie. enlisted mens-type 'Infanterie' visor-cap (or 'Schirmmütze'), which is neatly maker-marked: 'Friedrich Keller', in very nice ie. virtually mint, ie. unissued condition. The cap - which was acquired by me from a private person in Germany and was never before in a collection! - is a truly superb and fully 'text-book' example: it is a fair size (it is neatly ink-stamped 56 cms. in the inside of the green leather-based 'sweat-band') and is made out of fine, extra-quality fine-type grain-type wool. Both aluminium (and neatly!) frosted eagle and cocarde-device (as well as the leather chin-strap) are original to the cap and are all in awesome and unmessed condition. The cap - which had maintained a winderfull shape (ie. 'Sattelform') - bears a neat 'Raute' (of course executed in 'Mica') which shows the unusual maker-mark: 'Friedrich Keller - Müllheim i. B. - Stirndruckfrei - Deutsches Reichspatent'. The 'Raute' also bears a piece of paper but this is void of any entry or name. The visor-cap shows simply no wear nor damage and has a full white-coloured 'Paspelierung' (ie. piping) without any defaults. I deem that this cap merits its firm asking-price: similar infantry visor-caps can quite easily be encountered but they are almost never preserved in this wonderfull condition. Simply a great text-book NCO-/ie. enlisted mens visor-cap that simply cannot be upgraded: the best such neat 'Heeres' visor-cap I ever had on offer!
Tropical WH 'Koppeltragegestell'
This is a truly stunning example of a 'standard'-type WH 'webbing'-based ie. tropical 'Koppeltragegestell' (aka 'Y-Riemen'), which is nicely maker-marked: 'Weidinger - Wien VII', in overall very nice (ie. stonemint ie. unissued!) condition. The pair is truly in wonderfull - and naturally fully functional - condition: it has all (greyish-blue-coloured ie. anodized) metal hooks and attaching devices (and rarely encountered!) 'end-piece' present and in place. This example is as stated neatly maker-marked (on the inside of the leather top-piece) with a clearly readable stamp that reads: 'Weidinger - Wien VII' (the back of this leather top-piece also shows a blue inked-number that reads: '72'). The overall condition of the webbing is simply stunning: it just shows some minor staining but is naturally totally void of any damage nor wear-marks: it is as stated in stonemint condition and was never used. Of course did I price this neat 'tropical' item according to its truly stunning condition. Simply the best such tropical field-equipment item I ever had on offer!
WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' grouping
This is a truly awesome 2-piece WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' (ie. field-police) grouping, comprising of very nice ie. used and clearly tunic-removed example of a - scarcely encountered! - variant-type 'BeVo'-woven armband, entitled: 'Feldgendarmerie' and a neat (and equally rarely encountered!) pair of M36-type, pre-confectioned soldiers-type collar-tabs piped in bright orange, both items in overall very nice albeit used ie. worn condition. The 'BeVo'-woven armband entitled: 'Feldgendarmerie' is executed in bluish-grey coloured linnen, interwoven on a rust-brown coloured (equally linnen-based) background. The piece is of a variant type (NOT having a fully present greyish-coloured inside). The piece is IMO in almost full-length condition and measures in total approximately 40 cms. in length. The piece - which has two unfinished ends as more often encountered - was clearly worn: it shows some age and/or minimal staining and shows the signs of having been tunic-attached. The cuff-title came together with a neat - and equally rarely encountered! - fully matching pair of M36-type, preconfectioned soldiers-type collar-tabs piped in bright orange. This set is mounted on dark-green coloured wool and shows 'Buckram'-based backings also show the signs of having been used: some staining and/or wear is visible and present. This group originates from a private household in Germany and was found together: I naturally decided to also sell both items as a set and will not separate them. Simply a very nice and truly not that often encountered small grouping as used by a (notorious!) 'Feldgendarmerie' (field-police) staff-member: simply the best such set I ever had on offer!
Dutch NJS 'Eredraagteken'
This is a very nice example of the truly extremely rarely encountered, Dutch WWII-period youth organisation (or 'NJS' or 'Nationale Jeugdstorm') so-called: 'Eredraagteken' (or honorary badge), being an individually bestowed and numbered example, holding the unique number: '135', in overall very nice albeit issued and/or used condition. These rare badges were individually bestowed (mainly by the NJS 'Leider' and 'Hoofdstormer' C. van Geelkerken) and only the first 1200 pieces were indiviually numbered as such: this badge has a fairly low number and is as stated numbered ie. engraved with the unique number: '135'. These badges are truly very rare and only a handfull - IMO less than 15 examples! - are known to be in private collections to date (some reference books do not even show a real example: just an inaccurate drawing!). These were also known to have been worn by the Dutch Waffen-SS volunteers on their various military uniforms. The badge on offer here is in a very nice condition overall and has a beautiful (totally undamaged and/or pristine!) enamelled surface. The piece shows IMO however a replaced pin (something that is not that shocking and that can IMO be replaced if deemed needed). Simply a great opportunity to obtain one of the rarest NJS (and/or NSB!) related lapel-pins! I deem that I have priced this one accordingly due to its possibly replaced pin: I deem that this very rare item is absolutely worth its money!