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.

 'Hitlerjugend (HJ) 'Landjahr' grouping

'Hitlerjugend (HJ) 'Landjahr' grouping

This is a truly very rarely encountered and fully matching! - 4 piece set, comprising of an awesome pair of early-type and light-brown coloured 'Hitlerjugend (HJ) 'Landjahr' shoulderboards (having the neat chain-stitched: 'L'-cyphers), a neat HJ-'Landjahr' district-triangle and a never before encountered ‘Landhahr-Ausweis’ (or ID document) as issued in 1939 to the HJ-member (or ‘Hitlerjunge’) Albert Fuhlmann born in 1925, all items in a very nice albeit used ie. worn condition. The set was recently found at a German private house-hold and was never before in a collection. The purpose of the 'HJ-Landjahr', which was introduced in 1934, was to 'deepen the ties connecting the young people of urban areas with the land and peasentry'. As stated above have all items clearly been used and all do show some normal wear and/or aging. The neat (and early-type!) shoulderboard-pair is of the sew-in type (without having tongues). The Gothic 'L' is beautifully chain-stitched (‘Kurbelstickerei’) in the typical light-green branch-colour signifying ‘Landjahr’ usage (similar to the rayon-based piping). The district-triangle is in equally used ie. worn condition and simply cannot be upgraded. Both epaulettes and triangle are void of their paper 'RzM' etikets: these were most certainly lost during wear or usage. The set also holds a neat (and never before encountered!) ‘Landhahr-Ausweis’ (or ID document) as issued in 1939 to the HJ-member (‘Hitlerjunge’) Albert Fuhlmann (or alike) born in 1925. The neat document - folded sized: 13 x 8,5 cms. - bears a neat uniform-photo and is nicely ink-stamped and/or filled-in. The shoulderboards, triangle and ‘Ausweis’ most certainly belonged to the the same bearer who kept these items for decades: all four items originate from a private household and were never before in a collection. A truly nice and rare set of rare youth items: only the first such set I ever had on offer!

 Waffen SS NCO-type shoulderboards

Waffen SS NCO-type shoulderboards

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO mid-war period), green-piped Waffen-SS NCO’-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'SS-Oberscharführer der Gebirgjäger-Truppen' (mountain-troop sergeant), in very nice, albeit sligthly used and minimal worn condition. The boards have the neat (darker-green coloured) 'silk-like'-type piping, show a black-coloured ‘upperdeck’ and field-grey-woolen underlay and have the ‘standard’-type, silver-grey coloured NCO-braid attached: moreover does it show two identical (zinc-based) pips, denoting the rank of an ''SS-Oberscharführer'. The set comes on its functional (typically 'SS-shaped'!) tongues and is sized: 10,5 cms. The set - which originates from my own shoulderboard collection - was IMO only slightly used: it shows some truly minimal wear and age (some minimal fading is visible in the ‘button-hole’ area). The set - which I recently found - is in truly wonderfull condition and simply can IMO not be upgraded. As most certainly known are all Waffen-SS NCO-type boards rarely offered for sale and are very hard to encounter: those matching pairs, piped in this green- ie. ‘Gebirgsjäger’-branchcolour having attachad tongues even more so. Simply a very nice and desirable pair of Waffen-SS ‘Gebirgsjäger’ boards in a truly wonderfull condition: only the first such matching set I ever had on offer!

 'SS-Liederbuch’ (songbook)

'SS-Liederbuch’ (songbook)

This is a truly great example of the fairly rarely encountered SS- ie. Waffen-SS-related so-called: 'SS-Liederbuch’ (songbook), being a (semi-hard-cover) ninth edition, as issued by the 'Rasse-und Siedlungshauptamt SS', in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. issued condition. The black-coloured (and partly linnen-covered) booklet - which is sized: 16 x 10 cms. and retains all its 264 (!) pages - is as stated in a wonderfull condition overall: it was just fairly used. Of additional interest is the fact that the first page bears a clearly readable (blue-coloured) ink-stamp that reads: 'Fürsorge-Referent - SS-Oberabschnitt Main - Nürnberg - Ernst von Rath-Allee 20'. These small-sized SS song-booklets were much welcomed and loved by the SS-soldiers. The (semi-hard bound) booklet just shows minmal age and wear (something that is remarkable due to the bad quality paper used and its comparative fragility). It just shows some minimal yellowing caused by storage and/or age. The cover shows (fully present!) white-coloured ‘Rune-signs’ and ‘Liederbuch’-text, something that is also not that often encountered. I simply had to acquire this item (although its high asking price!) for the web-site. Simply a very nice and desirable SS item: without doubt a very nice and fairly rarely encountered item!

 NCO-type shoulderboards 'GD'

NCO-type shoulderboards 'GD'

This is a very nice and truly rarely encountered - and matching! - pair of WH (Heer) ‘cyphered’ NCO-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: ‘Feldwebel der Infanterie’, who served within a unit within the famous 'GrossDeutschland' division, in very nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. The boards - which do show some fair age ie. wear - 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 ‘silk-like’-type, white-coloured thus ‘Infanterie’ piping) and come on their functional tongues. The shoulderboards - which measure both approximately 11 cms. in length - are - as stated - fully-matching in all details and were most certainly worn as such: they show some minimal staining. Both boards have the (silver-coloured), ‘standard’ NCO-braid attached. (Of interest is furthermore the fact that the soldier who wore them was IMO once promoted from ‘Unteroffizier’ to ‘Feldwebel’: the horizontal stripe of differently shaped NCO-braid proves this interesting feature!). Both boards show the neat Gothic style, zinc-based ie. silver-coloured ‘GD’-cyphers IMO period attached: both devices - which are slightly differ in detail! - each retain their (two) fragile prongs. The boards also show two (identical), zinc-based pips attached. 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’ pair according to its evident rarity!

 2-piece WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' group

2-piece WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' group

This is a truly awesome 2-piece WH (Heeres) 'Feldgendarmerie' (ie. field-police) grouping, comprising of very nice ie. stonemint example of a - scarcely encountered! - 'BeVo'-woven armband, entitled: 'Feldgendarmerie' and a neat (and equally rarely encountered!) aluminum-based ID-disc, stamped: '3.Feldgend.682', both items in overall very nice 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 in full-length condition and measures in total 44 cms. in length. The piece - which has two unfinished ends as more often encountered - was IMO simply never worn: it simply shows no age nor staining and cannot be upgraded. The cuff-title came together with a neat ID-disc that originated from the same bearer. This disc - which is executed in neat aluminium - bears the stamped unit-signification: '3. Feldgend. 682', signifying that the soldier who wore it served within the 3rd company of the 'Feld- gendarmerie-Abteilung' numbered: '682'. Of additional interest is the fact that the soldier was once transferred: the previous 'Feldgendarmerie-Abteilung' in which he served was (IMO) numbered: '524' (this is period 'deleted'). The soldiers' blood-group type can also be noticed: type 'A'. The fact that this unit was comparetively small can be elborated by the fairly low number: '52'. The disc was clearly worn and shows fairly 'torn-out'-holes. The 'Feldgendarmerie-Abteilung 682' saw action in Poland, France and Southern Russia and was part of the: '1.Panzer-Armee' ('Heeres-Gruppe Mitte'). This group originates from a private house-hold 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!

 Boards 'Heeres-Unteroffiziersschulen'

Boards 'Heeres-Unteroffiziersschulen'

This is a very nice and truly rarely encountered - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer) ‘cyphered’ soldiers’-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: ‘Soldat der Infanterie’, who served within one of the: 'Heeres-Unteroffiziersschulen', in very nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. The boards - which do show some minimal age ie. wear - are as stated in an overall nice, albeit clearly used condition but show no real damage whatsoever. The boards are executed in field-grey wool (having the neat ‘silk-like’-type, white-coloured thus ‘Infanterie’ piping) and come on their functional tongues. The shoulderboards - which measure both approximately 11,5 cms. in length - are - as stated - fully-matching in all details and were most certainly worn as such: they show some minimal staining and one of the boards shows a tiny moth-hole (nothing shocking though). Both boards show the neat Gothic style ‘US’-cyphers, executed in white-coloured linnen (done in ‘Kurbelstickerei’). The set originates from a private household and was recently found as such (it was never before in an collection!). 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 would most certainly look awesome if re-attached to an (equally used and/or worn) ‘Heeres’-tunic. I deem that I have priced this desirable soldiers’-type ‘Infanterie’- ie. ‘Unteroffiziers-schule’ pair according to its evident rarity!

 Tan coloured WH binoculars 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30'

Tan coloured WH binoculars 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30'

This is a superb and honest piece of equipment: a truly very nice example of the standard , yellow-tan coloured WH binoculars 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30' in full working and completely 'untouched' order. The pair comes fully complete as found: it is mounted on its black-brownish leather carrying strap as found (and has undamaged 'Bakelite' eyecups) and is in nice condition overall having approximately 95% of the original (tan-painted ie. fairly matted) colour (or: ‘Einheitsfarbe’) remaining. The piece is however slightly used and shows normal 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 (blue-coloured) ‘triangle-shaped’ inscription: implying that the piece can 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 comes as a complete set and also retains its very late-war (black-coloured) leather-based so-called: ‘anti-movement’ slip, which is a rarely encountered late-war item (also this piece is fully souple and functional). The neat (‘rubber’-based) lense-protector is also still present. Moreover comes the piece with all its (tan-painted!) snaps as it left the factory (something that is not 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!

 WH (Heer) General officers’ BeVo-insignia

WH (Heer) General officers’ BeVo-insignia

This is a very nice - and actually extremely rarely encountered! - set comprising of a WH (Heer) General officers’ overseas cap-eagle and matching cocarde, both of the so-called 'M36' model, both as intended for usage on the General officers’-model so-called 'Knautschmützen' or 'Alter-art' visor caps, in overall partly used ie. pre-folded and/or cap-removed condition. Both rare insignia-pieces are executed in the neat so-called ‘BeVo’-weave 'flat-wire'-style and are in a wonderfull condition overall. These nice eagles were intended for usage on the 'Knautschmützen' ie. 'Alter-art' visor caps and were also seen worn on 'high-quality' officers' 'Schiffchen' (or side-caps): the cocarde was naturally only intended for usage on the visor-caps. Both eagle and cocarde are executed in golden-toned thread on a lighter-greenish-grey (linnen-based) background. The eagle is in mint-/unissued condition whereas the cocarde is in a clearly used and/or worn condition (stitching-holes are visible) and has been pre-cut ie. pre-folded (and is as such ready for easy re-attachment!). It should be noted that these complete ‘general-officer’-sets are almost never offered for sale. A very nice and desirable set!

 Booklet: 'Die Handgranate 24'

Booklet: 'Die Handgranate 24'

This is a very nice example of the - truly rarely encountered! - WH instruction-booklet, entitled: 'Die Handgranate 24 und das Handgranatenwerfen' (= instruction-/training manual on the hand-grenade M24 and its usage), in overall very nice and only slightly used condition. The small-sized booklet - sized: 14,5 x 10,5 cms. - is fully complete and retains all its 30 pages. The reddish-/creme coloured booklet is just somewhat yellowed caused by normal age and years of storage. As possibly known has also this rare booklet been reproduced: this is naturally a fine original and period example! The booklet provides the reader with text and 37 (!) illustrations and provides the reader with a complete insight ‘on properly using the standard WH hand-grenade M24’. These publications were not 'standard'-issue but had to be privately acquired by the soldiers ie. NCO's and/or officers. Simply a nice and rare period publication: it is just the second such rare piece I have ever seen ie. encountered. Simply a truly great addition to any field-gear/mannequin set-up or period WH publication collection!

 Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Infanterie'

Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Infanterie'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO mid-war period), white-piped Waffen-SS NCO’-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'SS-Unterscharführer der Infanterie' (infantry junior sergeant), in 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 field-grey-woolen underlay and have the ‘standard’ silverish-grey toned NCO-braid attached. The set comes on its functional - typical Waffen-SS shaped! - tongues and is approximately 11 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. The set - which I personally found at a private house-hold several years ago - is in truly wonderfull condition and simply cannot be upgraded. 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 second such rare and desirable set I ever had on offer!

 WH (LW) 'Fliegerschützenabz. o. Blitzbündel'

WH (LW) 'Fliegerschützenabz. o. Blitzbündel'

This is a very nice example of a neatly maker-marked WH (Luftwaffe) 'Fliegerschützenabzeichen ohne Blitzbündel' (or air-gunners’-badge without lightning bolts), being a so-called, silvered zinc-based (ie. ‘Tombak’) model as produced by the 'Wilhelm Deumer' company based in Lüdenscheid, in nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn condition. The badge retains a fair bit of its silverish finish but is also dirty ie. tarnished: it was IMO however never cleaned nor polished and has a somewhat 'darkened' age-patina as more often observed with these pieces. The piece naturally shows all the details on catch and hinge (such as the large, rectangular base plate and typical catch- and pin-set-up) as to be expected for a by 'Wilhelm Deumer' produced badge. It is also a bit converse in shape and naturally bears the mentioned maker-mark on the back (that clearly reads: 'Wilhelm Deumer Lüdenscheid'). The piece was clearly used and/or worn: something that can be easily noticed by the somewhat ‘curved’ ie. sligthly ‘bent’ pin. Of interest is also the fact that this piece is a true air-gunners’-badge WITHOUT having had the lightning bolts: sometimes a ‘regular’ badge was used that simply had its bolts removed. The piece originates from a private German house-hold and was found together with the small ‘Segelflieger’-grouping which I offer under number: 26601. Simply a nice and honest 'Fliegerschützenabzeichen ohne Blitzbündel' that shows character!

 Chrome-coloured flute: ‘RzM 47/38 SS’

Chrome-coloured flute: ‘RzM 47/38 SS’

This is a very nice - and truly rarely encountered! - chrome-coloured, metal-based flute, that is neatly marked: ‘RzM 47/38 SS’ and that comes on its original brownish-green coloured lanyard as issued and found, in overall nice and fully functional condition. These flutes were a 'standard' equipment item for all NCO's and were used during exercises, training as well as at the front. Taken into account the marking I deem this a pre-war and rare ‘SS-Verfügungstruppen’-related item. The linnen-based lanyard - which measures approximately 31 cms. - shows some wear and age but nothing too shocking: the neat chromed flute is of course still fully functional. A very nice 'equipment'-item that is not that often encountered. Just the first such nice and rare example I ever had on offer!

 Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Panzer'

Waffen-SS shoulderboards 'Panzer'

This is a truly very nice and rare - albeit regrettably not completely matching - pair of (IMO mid-war period), bright-pink piped, Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderboards, as intended for an: 'SS-Oberscharführer der Panzertruppen' (panzer-troops sergeant), in overall very nice, albeit sligthly used and/or minimal worn condition. The boards have the neat (bright-pink coloured) 'silk-like'-type piping, show a black-coloured ‘upperdeck’ and field-grey-woolen underlay and have the ‘standard’-type, ‘standard’ silverish-coloured NCO-braid attached, denoting the rank of an 'SS-Oberscharführer' (= sergeant). The set - which was most certainly worn as such - comes on its functional (albeit differently shaped) tongues: one of the tongues has the typical 'SS-shaped'-format whereas the other has a ‘standard’ format (also seen on SS boards). Both boards are almost 11 cms. sized and have (identical) aluminium-based pips attached. The set was IMO only slightly used: it shows some truly minimal wear and age. The set - which I recently found - is in truly wonderfull condition and simply can IMO not be upgraded. As most certainly known are all Waffen-SS NCO-type boards rarely offered for sale and are very hard to encounter: those pairs, piped in this neat pink (ie. true ‘Panzer’) branchcolour having attached tongues even more so. Too bad that the pair is not completely matching, something that is IMO reflected in my asking price: a fully matching pair would easily fetch the double or more! This pair can easily be used on a black-woolen (or even camouflaged ‘Dot’-pattern!) Waffen-SS ‘wrap-around’-tunic. Simply a very nice and desirable pair of Waffen-SS ‘Panzer’-boards in a truly wonderfull condition: only the first such pair I ever had on offer!

 HJ 'Landjahr'-grouping

HJ 'Landjahr'-grouping

This is a nice and actually fairly rare item: a set, comprising of a matching pair of 'Hitlerjugend (HJ) 'Landjahr' shoulderboards (having chain-stitched: 'L'-cyphers!) and a green 'Landjahr' triangle, all in a clearly used and worn condition. The shoulderboard pair and triangle - which all three were once glued in an album and show some glue-remains on the backs - have clearly been used and do all show some normal wear and aging. The pair is of the sew-in type (without having tongues). The Gothic 'L' is beautifully chain-stitched in the typical light-green branch-colour (similar to the piping). All three items are void of their paper 'RzM' etikets: these were most certainly lost when worn. The purpose of the 'HJ-Landjahr', which was introduced in 1934, was to 'deepen the ties connecting the young people of urban areas with the land and peasentry'. The boards and triangle most certainly belonged to the the same bearer: all three items originate from a private household and were never before in a collection. A truly nice and failry rare set of youth items!

 WH grouping: 'Sardinienschild'

WH grouping: 'Sardinienschild'

This is a truly awesome - and rarely encountered! - 5-piece WH (Heeres/Grenadiere ie. DAK or ‘Deutches Afrikakorps’) award(-document) grouping, respectively comprising of the documents for repectively the ‘Nahkampfspange der II. Stufe in Silber’ (or silver close combat clasp / CCC), the ‘Afrika’ cuff-title (plus armband!) and a decorative and rare document for the ‘Traditions/Errinnerungsabzeichen des 90.Pz.-Gren.-Division’ (also known as: ‘Sardinienschild’ (plus ‘Abzeichen’!), all as awarded to ie. worn by the ‘(Ober-)Feldwebel’ Willi Kempe, who served with the: ‘2./Gren.Regt.(mot.) 200’, all five pieces in nice albeit issued ie. worn albeit undamaged condition. The set comprises of a neat (A-5 sized) WH (Heer)- ie. 'DAK'- (or 'Deutsches Afrika Korps') related ‘standard’ award-document (or ‘Besitzzeugnis’) as issued for the 'Afrika'-cuff-title ('Ärmelband Afrika') on 23 March 1944. The document was awarded to the (then) ‘Feldwebel’ (sergeant) Willi Kempe, member within the: ‘2./Gren.Regt.200’. This - fairly scarcely encountered - award-document is in a nice, albeit slightly used albeit non-folded condition. It was awarded on behalf of the: 'Oberbefehlshaber der Heeresgruppe Afrika' is neatly - and clearly! - signed by an unidentified 'Oberleutnant und Adjutant', being most certainly Kempes’ commanding officer. It is nicely and accordingly ink-stamped and is not denazified nor hole-punched. The document came with a neat example of a textbook albeit worn example of a 'Afrika' cuff-title, in nice, albeit clearly used and/or tunic-removed, condition. The armband is IMO somewhat shortened but is still in almost full-length condition (ie. it measures 34 cms.) Both ends show some normal fraying as is more often encountered. The band is clearly used and shows some normal wear and age: it is also a bit stained and dirty (caused by normal wear). The cuff-title is executed in the brownish, so-called: 'Kamelhaar' (camel hair) and still shows the clear signs of having been once tunic-attached. It should be stated that these 'Afrika' cuff-titles are not commemorative cuff-titles (such as the 'Afrikakorps' cuff-title) but were regarded as official awards that needed official recognition. The second document in the grouping concerns a rare award-document (or ‘Besitzzeugnis’), as issued for a: ‘Nahkampfspange der II.Stufe in Silber’ (CCC in silver), as awarded on 26 September 1944 to the (then) ‘Ober-Feldwebel’ (sergeant 1st class) Kempe, member within the: ‘2./Gren.Rgt.(mot.)200’. The document is a neat (A-5 sized) ‘standard’ - pre-printed (ie. ‘Vordrück’-type) - award-document, in overall nice, albeit clearly used condition. The document is not denazified nor ‘hole-punched’ and is just somewhat yellowed by age as usual: it shows one (non-disturbing and neatly restored) tear in the upper right corner). The document is nicely - and clearly! - signed by the ‘Generalleutnant u. Kommandeur des 90.Pz.-Grenadier-Division’ named: Ernst-Günther Baade (20-8-1897 - 8-5-1945). Baade was a famous career army-officer who won almost all grades of the ‘Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes’ (or Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross). He won his RK as early as on 27-6-1944, his EL on 22-2-1944 and was the 111th recipient of the ‘SW des RK’! Also this neat document is nice and clearly ink-stamped. Here it should be mentioned that these pre-printed ie. ‘official’ CCC award-documents are much lesser encountered than their often ‘machine-typed’ and/or provisional counterparts, especially when intended for the second class! The third and last award-document is a very rarely encountered, small-sized (ie. 15,5 x 10 cms. sized) pre-printed (ie. ‘Vordrück’-type) - award-document as intended for the ‘Traditions/Errinnerungsabzeichen des 90.Pz.-Gren.-Division’ (also known as: ‘Sardinienschild’). Also this document is in wonderfull condition: it is clearly ink-stamped and not folded, hole-punched nor denazified. This document comes with a neat, alumnium-based (variant-type and possibly hand-fabricated-) version of the ‘Sardinienschild’ as most certainly worn by Kempe. The neat shield is ‘backed’ with thicker, green-coulored woolen cloth (enabling easy attachment on the cap). The grouping originates from a German flea-market and was never before in a collection: it was found as such and only misses the silver ‘Nahkampfspange’! At the time of the awards (ie. March/September 1944) Kempes’ unit, the: ‘2./Gren.Regt.(mot.)200’ ie. the: ‘90.Pz.-Grenadier-Division’ saw as possibly known heavy action on the Italian war-front (amongst others in Monte Cassino). I am convinced that this neat grouping would merit further investigation. Simply a very nice and rarely encountered grouping that belonged to a ‘Heeres’ NCO and veteran of the ‘Afrika’-campaign!

 Shoulderboards ‘Wachregiment Wien’

Shoulderboards ‘Wachregiment Wien’

This is a truly very rare - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer) ‘cyphered’ officers'-type shoulderboards, as intended for - and worn by - a ‘Leutnant des Wachregiment Wien’, (infantry lieutnant and member of the guard-regiment Wien), in overall very nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. Both boards - which have both a matching (golden-toned), Roman-style, ‘W’-cypher attached - come without tongues: they are of the sew-in-type. The boards - which are executed in the ‘smooth’-type (ie. moleskin-like) wool and measure almost 11,5 cms. in length - are clearly used and uniform-removed: some normal discoloration, age and wear is, however, visible and present. The golden finish of both devices is nicely preserved: both are very detailed and nice: just some regular age and/or tarnish is present. The set was clearly tunic-removed ie. worn (it still shows the ‘imprint’ of the buttons). It should be noted that the (small-sized!) ‘Wachregiment Wien’ (based in occupied Austria) was a very small elite-like unit and all its specific insignia can be easily graded as extremely rare! This is the first such (and possibly only) such neat officers’-pair that I ever had on offer: I am convinced that the sets’ rarity justifies it high asking price!

 Unique, charcoal-drawn 'PK'-drawing

Unique, charcoal-drawn 'PK'-drawing

This is a very nice - and unique! - charcoal-drawn, large-sized PK (= 'Propaganda-Kompanie') drawing of a German WWII fighter-plane (ie. Messerschmitt ME109) conducting an air-battle with an allied figther-plane, neatly signed and/or dated by the artist being a painter named: ‘Alfred Dudda - 1940’, in very nice condition overall. The neat piece - which was period drawn on fairly thick paper and is sized: 61 x 44 cms. - is in very nice condition overall: it was most certainly formerly framed (signs still present and visible on the back). It is also neatly ink-stamped on the back with a square-based-stamp that reads: ‘Freigegeben Bildpresse 15 Juli 1940’). The - truly detailed and very artistic! - piece was IMO most certainly professionally drawn and was most likely intended for usage within a period publication or propaganda-magazine (such as for example: ‘Der Adler’ and/or ‘Signal’). I could not find much reference about the - most certainly talented! - artist named: Alfred Dudda (9-1-1917 - 28-03-1983) and only found that he was a professional painter and illustrator of books and/or dust-covers for various books: he also served within WWII (more details unknown to date). This drawing was recently uncovered at a private house-hold and was found together with the other Dudda piece that I offer under number: 26078: both pieces are most certainly very interesting and IMO accordingly priced: something that can be underlined by the fact that a similar poster (which are often issued in numerous examples) often costs the same or even more! Simply a very nice WH ‘Luftwaffe’ period-item that would look awesome if re-framed!

 ‘BeVo'-woven cuff-title: 'Felgendarmerie'

‘BeVo'-woven cuff-title: 'Felgendarmerie'

This is a truly very nice example of the - actually scarcely encountered! - ‘BeVo’-woven armband entitled: 'Feldgendarmerie', executed in bluish-grey coloured linnen, interwoven on a rust-brown coloured (equally linnen-based) background, in clearly used and IMO most certainly uniform-removed condition. The piece still shows its (original) stitching holes and was only minimally shortened for wear: it now measures in total 40 cms. in length (only one of the ends shows a ‘folded’ end). Of additional interest is also the fact that it is clearly visible where both ends were stitched to the tunic. The piece was never cleaned and shows normal age and staining. A nice and truly not that often encountered cuff-title as used by the (notorious!) 'Feldgendarmerie' (field-police) staff-members: only the third such example I ever had on offer!

 NCO-type shoulderboards: 'Feldgendarmerie'

NCO-type shoulderboards: 'Feldgendarmerie'

This is a truly very rare - and fully matching! - WH (Heer) IMO early- (ie. pre-) war period, NCO-type shoulderstraps, as intended for a: ‘Feldwebel der Feldgendarmerie’ (= sergeant within a field-police unit), in overall very nice, albeit slightly used and/or most certainly worn condition. The straps are executed in dark-green coloured (‘smooth-type’) wool and have the 'rayon'-type, bright-orange coloured, piping attached (signifying ‘Feldgendarmerie’- or eventual ‘Academy’-usage). The boards - which come mounted on their standard-type tongues - measure 11 cms. in length each - and have the ‘standard’, silverish-coloured ‘Heeres’ NCO-braid attached and show (identical!) silver-coloured (aluminium-based) pips attached (signifying the rank of ‘Feldwebel’). The set is IMO only slighty used and shows moderate ie. normal wear and/or age. It should be noted that matching pairs of orange-piped, 'Feldgendarmerie' shoulderboards are very desirable and very rarely offered for sale. This is the opportunity to acquire a ‘text-book’-set in an overall great condition: only the fourth such set I ever had on offer!

 'BeVo'-woven Russian volunteer cap-cocarde

'BeVo'-woven Russian volunteer cap-cocarde

This is one of those rare little foreign-volunteer items that are almost impossible to find: a very nice - and very rarely encountered! - example of a WH foreign- ie. Russian volunteer cap-cocarde, executed in neat 'BeVo-weave' pattern, also officially known as: 'Kokarde für landeseigene Verbände (mit ausnahme von Turk.Btl. u.Kos.'), in overall very nice (IMO mint-/ie. unissued!) albeit confectioned condition. The tiny badge - only sized 3,2 x 2,5 cms. - depicts a bright-red coloured vertical 'bar' on a dark-green coloured background and was the officially German authorised version to be used by the various Russian volunteers (with the exception of the 'Turkistanian' and 'Kosak'-troops as is clearly shown in the official German description as above). The badge saw however no wide-spread usage and was quite impopular amongst the troops: being one of the reasons why it is such a rarely encountered badge! The piece on offer here is neatly 'backed' ie. 'stiffened' with a piece of reddish-coloured carton as per regulation. This is the first- and most likely only! - example I can ever offer for sale: I deem that only a handfull of these very rare insignia have survived ie. are in collections today. Simply one of the most desirable and rare 'foreign volunteer' cocardes in existance today!

 'BeVo'-woven 'Reichsbahn' sports-badge

'BeVo'-woven 'Reichsbahn' sports-badge

This is a truly very nice - and actually never before encountered! - IMO 'Reichsbahn' (ie. railway) related sportshirts' badge, which is executed in neat 'BeVo'-weave pattern, depicting a - left facing! - eagle, swastika and abbreviation: 'RSV - Berlin' (possibly meaning: 'Reichsbahn Sport Verein' based in Berlin), in overall very nice albeit clearly used ie. worn and shirt-removed condition. The patch - which is executed in a 'Raute'-format and measures approximately 9,5 x 5 cms. - is beautifully woven in golden-yellow coloured linnen on a bluish background (neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo'-weave pattern). This is simply one of those rare TR-period cloth insignia that IMO merits further investigation: I have never seen one nor could find any reference for such badge ie. association. In any case is it a very nice and truly unusual (sports-related ie. ‘Reichsbahn’ related?) insignia: maybe the only such rare cloth item I can ever offer!

 Shoulderboards: 'Soldat der Gebirgsjäger'

Shoulderboards: 'Soldat der Gebirgsjäger'

This is a truly very nice - and rarely encountered and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heer), IMO mid-war period, soldiers’-type shoulderboards, as intended for a: 'Soldat der Gebirgsjägertruppen' (mountain-troops), in overall very nice, albeit slightly used ie. worn condition. The boards - which have the ‘standard’ field-grey coloured, woolen upper-decks - have the neat darker-green aka ‘Wiesengrün’ (and ‘silk-like’-type!) piping and measure both approximately 12 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 only minimal 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 second such great set I ever had on offer!

 'BeVo'-woven armshield: 'Freies Indien'

'BeVo'-woven armshield: 'Freies Indien'

This is a truly superb - and ultra rarely encountered! - WH foreign-volunteer arm-shield, executed in neat 'BeVo-weave' pattern, as issued by/for the 'Provisorische Regierung Azad Hind' / 'Freies Indien', in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. tunic-removed condition. The fairly large-sized (ie. 9 x 6 cms. sized-) volunteer-shield depicts the jumping tiger symbol on a orange-white-green shield and was worn by the various staff (foreign- and German!) of this small and obscure German WH unit. The 'Legion Freies Indien' / 'Azad Hind', or the Indian Legion, variously known as the Tiger Legion, the Free India Legion (in English), the Azad Hind Legion, and the Indische Freiwilligen-Legion Regiment 950 or the I.R 950 (Indisches Infanterie Regiment 950) was an Indian armed unit raised in 1941 attached to the Wehrmacht, ostensibly according to the concept of an Indian Liberation force during World War II by Subhash Chandra Bose in Germany. Of additional interest is also the fact that these units were stationed in both occupied Holland and/or France. The shield on offer here was truly worn and tunic-removed: it is still a bit dirty ie. stained and shows the clear evidence of having been worn: it also shows one tiny hole. I have seen a similar example being sold for over 2000 Euro, something that IMO merits my (high) asking price. This is the first- and almost certainly only! - example I can ever offer for sale: I deem that only a handfull of these very rare insignia have survived ie. are in collections today. Simply one of the most desirable and rare 'foreign volunteer' items in existance today!

 Iron Cross 1st class 'Schinkel'-form

Iron Cross 1st class 'Schinkel'-form

This is a very nice (and most certainly rare and early!) example of an Iron Cross 1st class ('Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse'), which is executed in the so-called: 'Schinkel'-form, as issued and found. The neat cross - which is unmarked as usual - is totally uncleaned and has a very nice age patina (it shows some normal aging and signs of fair usage: mainly visible within the swastika-area). The black-coloured core shows no real damage whatsoever whereas the cross most certainly once had ‘Hochpolierte Kanten’ (polished sides): these are however only partly present ie. visible. Of interest is also the fact that this is a ‘three-pieced’ example (mostly these ‘Schinkel’ IC’s are constructed as one-piece examples). The differences between a 'Schinkel'-form cross - which is in fact a smaller variant as mounted in a WWI IC rim - and a regular type can easily be spotted when compared next to eachother. The cross is magnetic and comes on its complete (and fully functional) pin ie. pin-/catch set-up. The piece originates from a private household and was never before in a collection. Simply a very nice and truly rare item: only the first such piece I ever had on offer!

 Pair of brown leather WWII German low-boots

Pair of brown leather WWII German low-boots

This is a truly beautiful - and very rarely encountered! - brown- (ie. natural leather) coloured pair of matching WWII German low-boots (‘Halbshuhe’), in overall very nice ie. clearly issued and/or worn condition. The pair is most certainly fairly used and shows some normal wear and aging as to be expected: the leather, however, is overall very souple and of course fully functional. All iron parts (like the hub-nails and heel pieces) are a tiny bit rusty but present (five hub-nails are however missing and so is one of the top lace-adjustment clips, something that is IMO not that shocking). Of additional interest is also the fact that the boots retain their (originally mounted and nicely preserved!) leather-based laces. The boots are neatly marked: '27 5 444 2' and ’11’ on the (inner) sides (as it should be): the are IMO a fair sized (ie. 41/42 European sized pair) that would easily fit a mannequin. The a.m. stamps are clearly present but a bit hard to decypher. Also the inside of the soles ie. shoes shows a size marking. The outsides of the soles have naturally a 'rounded'-shape (being an important characteristic of their originality). The pair has never been cleaned nor (recently) polished and comes as found by me. These are the 'real thing' and are NO Czech or post-war copies and I naturally will back this up with a life-time garuantee on their originality. Needless to mention how rare period German foot-wear actually is: mainly because these where also used after the war as 'regular' foot-wear. A very nice and fully ‘text-book’ pair that would look awesome if mounted on a mannequin! Only the second such pair I ever had on offer!

 WH (Heer) M42-model side-cap

WH (Heer) M42-model side-cap

This is a truly superb example of a WH (Heer) M42-model side-cap (or ‘Schiffchen’), having an originally ‘T-shaped’ trapezoid eagle attached and that is nicely maker-marked (‘F.Weissbach’ based in Glauchau and dated: ‘1942’), in very nice (almost mint-/unissued) condition. The cap - executed in 'regular', field-grey coloured ‘Heeres’ woolen-cloth having two zinc-based 'vent-holes' as prescribed per regulation - shows no damages nor mothing whatsoever and is nicely maker-marked and dated: '1942' as stated above. The cap - which retains both its originally attached, green-couloured and ‘pebbled-style’ cap-buttons - is fairly large-sized example that measures 59 cms. (which is a size that would easily fit a mannequin) and shows a neat field-grey coloured ‘T-shaped’ trapezoid eagle/cocarde, which is period ie.‘off-factory’ attached by means of machine- (ie. ‘zig-zag’) stitching). The cap shows a neat greyish-coloured ‘shiny-style’ lining (which is more often observed with these caps). The piece shows as stated only minimal staining (IMO just caused by years of storage and/or possible minimal wear). Simply a very nice and original example of this (at the time rather impopular) side-cap that is IMO almost impossible to upgrade: I deem that this extraordinary piece of headgear is accordingly priced: simply the best such example I ever had on offer!

 SA cuff-title: 'Hans von Manteuffel'

SA cuff-title: 'Hans von Manteuffel'

This is a very decorative and fairly scarcely encountered, SA ('Sturmabteilung') honorary-cuff-title entitled: 'Hans von Manteuffel', as intended for a member of the 'Gruppe Warthe' (WA), still retaining both its originally attached, paper-based 'RzM'-etikets, in very nice (IMO mint-/unissued!) condition. The black-coloured - and linnen-based - armband ie. cuff-title measures approx. 48 cms. in length and is as stated above in absolute mint-/ie. unissued condition. The piece - which shows the (Gothic-style) text woven in silver-greyish linnen on a black (also linnen-based) background - was as such bestowed on certain SA-members that served within the province Warthe (ie. ‘Gruppe Warthe / Standarte Posen’). I have seen these SA-honorary cuff-titles for the double as my asking price. Simply a very nice and unusual piece of SA-related insignia that simply cannot be upgraded: just the first such rare cuff-title I ever had on offer!

 Pair of 'RAD-Generalarbeitsführer’ boards

Pair of 'RAD-Generalarbeitsführer’ boards

This is a truly superb - and actually very rare! - fully matching pair of ‘RAD’ (ie. ‘Reichsarbeitsdienst’) general-officers’ shoulderboards (of the second- ie. third pattern), as intended for a ‘RAD-Generalarbeitsführer’, in very nice, IMO only slightly used ie. worn condition. The shoulderboards - which each measure 10,5 cms. in length - are constructed from a combination of multiple-coloured (‘Celluon’-based) braid and have a black-coloured (velvet-based) underlay (as per regulation). The pair on offer here had never any pips attached, signifying that it was used by a RAD-General holding the rank of: ‘RAD-Generalarbeitsführer’. The set - which is executed in a very luxurious manner and comes on its functional (also velvet-based) tongues - is IMO only slightly used and only shows truly minimal age ie. wear. It should be noted that these rare shoulderboards are almost never offered for sale. Only the first such pair I ever had on offer!

 Early-type ‘SS’ ie. ‘Waffen-SS' TK-tab

Early-type ‘SS’ ie. ‘Waffen-SS' TK-tab

This is a truly stunning example of an early-type ‘SS’ ie. ‘Waffen-SS’ so-called: 'RzM-style' collar-tab, as intended for usage by soldiers of one of the ‘SS-Totenkopf- standarten’ (and/or 3.SS-Panzer Division 'Totenkopf'!), depicting the horizontal deaths-head ie. skull, in overall very nice ie. clearly used and/or tunic-removed condition. The neat piece comes as stated in tunic-removed condition (remains of the machine-stitched attachment are present and visible) and shows a standard-type brown-coloured (‘buckram’-based) backing (which shows the remains of its paper-based ‘RzM’-etiket). This tab - which is executed in smooth so-called 'moleskin' wool - differs in some minor details with the (much more common!) so-called: 'Dachau'-type TK collar-tabs and is a neat and more early produced collar-tab. The piece - which originates from my own private collection - has clearly been used ie. worn and shows minimal signs of moderate wear and/or age. Simply a very nice and 100% guaranteed original TK tab!

 Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-collar-patch set

Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-collar-patch set

This is a truly rarely encountered Waffen-SS 'BeVo'-style collar-tab set, comprising of a runic tab and very rare rank-tab, both in a nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn and obviously tunic-removed condition. It should be noted that the ('BeVo'-style) black linnen rank-tabs are x-times scarcer than their runic counterparts and are almost impossible to encounter. Both tabs have the beige-couloured, carton backing as more often observed. I know that this set is highly priced but it should be noted that in 30 years of collecting, I have only encountered a handfull such (matching) sets. Both tabs were IMO clearly used and are in a used and tunic-removed condition as stated above (the thread-remains ie. holes are still present and visible). This set - which is matching in all detail - was found together as such and I will not separate them and therefore only sell them as a set. The runic-tab shows one (centrally attached) zinc-based pip, denoting that this set was worn by a Waffen-SS NCO ie. 'SS-Scharführer'. A truly nice and rare Waffen-SS NCO rank-tab set: only the first such NCO-set I ever had on offer!

 Armband: ‘NSDAP Blockleiter’

Armband: ‘NSDAP Blockleiter’

This is a truly stunning example of a rarely encountered NSDAP-type, woolen-based armband (ie. ‘Armbinde’), as intended for a ‘NSDAP Blockleiter’ at ‘Ortsgruppe’-level, still retaining its original, paper-based ‘RzM’-etiket as issued, in very, nice (IMO mint-/unissued!) condition. The neat piece - which is constructed from ‘smooth-type’ ie. moleskin-type wool is in a wonderfull condition overall : it is in full-length condition (and measures 53 cms. in length) and was never sewn together. It shows two unfinished ends as is common for these armbands. As stated does the piece also still retains its original, paper-based ‘RzM’-etiket (‘F-Stück’) and is also (white-ink) stamped with the signification: ‘Oben’ (denoting in which direction it should be worn on tunic or great-coat). The piece can easily be identified as an NSDAP-armband intended for an ‘NSDAP Blockleiter’ at ‘Ortsgruppe’-level due to the presence of the light-blue (rayon-like) piping and single golden-toned (‘bullion’) sub-colour ie. second piping: moreover has it the (obligatory) zinc-based pip attached (in the centre of the swastika). The piece was IMO never worn but originates from the US where it was brought as a ‘veteran-bring-back’-item: it shows some (truly non-disturbing) holes from having once some tinnies or badges attached (see photos 3 & 5). In any case is this a fairly highly ranked NSDAP-armband that is scarcely encountered and that is not often offered for sale. Only the first such neat NSDAP-related item I ever had on offer!

 BeVo cuff-title: 'Reinhard Heydrich'

BeVo cuff-title: 'Reinhard Heydrich'

This is a very nice - and naturally 100% original! - 1943/44 pattern, Waffen-SS cuff-title depicting the machine woven Latin script in silver-grey linnen, as intended for a member of the ‘SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment’ 6. (u. 11.) 'Reinhard Heydrich’, in overall very nice ie. stonemint/unissued condition. The full-length cuff-title (approx. 48/49 cms.) has the typical 'salt & pepper' reverse and shows all details of an original, period specimen. This band was produced by the 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher'(BeVo) in Wuppertal and shows the interwoven company name on one of the ends (something that is not always the case). This cuff-title is a 100% text-book - and as stated above - original example that originates from a US-veteran who ‘liberated’ this piece in 1945. The piece shows some really minimal staining and age and was never worn nor tunic-attached. A great opportunity to acquire a nice and rarely encountered Waffen-SS ‘BeVo’-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

 WH instruction-booklet: 'Die Handgranate 24'

WH instruction-booklet: 'Die Handgranate 24'

This is a nice example of the truly rarely encountered WH instruction-booklet, entitled: 'Die Handgranate 24 und das Handgranatenwerfen' (= instruction-/training manual on the hand-grenade M24 and its usage), in overall very nice and only slightly used condition. The small-sized booklet - sized: 14,5 x 10,5 cms. - is fully complete and retains all its 30 pages. The yellowish-/creme coloured booklet is just somewhat yellowed caused by normal age and years of storage. As possibly known has also this rare booklet been reproduced: this is naturally a fine original and period example! The booklet provides the reader with text and 37 (!) illustrations and provides the reader with a complete insight ‘on properly using the standard WH hand-grenade M24’. These publications were not 'standard'-issue but had to be privately acquired by the soldiers ie. NCO's and/or officers. Simply a nice and rare period publication: it is just the first such piece I have ever seen ie. encountered. The booklets'-cover comes a bit loose: but nothing too shocking. Simply a truly great addition to any field-gear/mannequin set-up or period WH publication collection!

 WH (Heer) M34-model side-cap (Pz.Gren.)

WH (Heer) M34-model side-cap (Pz.Gren.)

This is a truly superb example of a WH (Heer) M34-model side-cap (or ‘Schiffchen’), having originally grass-green ‘Soutache’ (‘Panzer-Grenadiere’) attached and which is nicely maker-marked (‘Wollber u. Pfaff’ based in Hausach) and dated: ‘1941’, in very nice (almost mint-/unissued) condition. The cap - executed in 'regular', field-grey coloured ‘Heeres’ woolen-cloth has no damages nor mothing whatsoever and is nicely maker-marked and dated: '1941' as stated above. The cap is fairly sized and measures 56 cms. (which is a size that would fit a mannequin) and shows a field-grey coloured eagle and cocarde (IMO period attached by hand). The cap shows a neat greyish ‘matted’ lining (which is standard for these caps) and shows a very unusual accesory: an aluminium based ‘clip’ that is period attached and intended to keep the side-cap in a nice shape! (Being a piece that I have never seen before!). The cap shows only minimal staining (IMO just caused by years of storage and minimal wear). Simply a very nice and original example of a ‘Panzer-Grenadiere’ side-cap that is IMO almost impossible to upgrade!

 WH instruction-booklet: 'Reinigungsgerät 34'

WH instruction-booklet: 'Reinigungsgerät 34'

This is a superb example of the truly very rare and scarcely encountered WH instruction-booklet, entitled: 'Reinigungsgerät 34 - Beschreibung und Gebrauchsanleitung' (= instruction-/training manual for the ‘standard K98 cleaning-kit), in overall very nice and only slightly used condition. The small-sized booklet - sized: 14,5 x 10,5 cms. - is fully complete and retains all its 32 pages and ‘fold-out’ small-sized, poster ie. ‘Tafel’ (which is often missing). The light-yellow-coloured booklet is just somewhat stained caused by normal age and years of storage. The fold-out ‘Tafel’ is naturally present and fully undamaged. As possibly known has also this rare booklet been reproduced: this is naturally a fine original and period example! The booklet provides the reader with text and some illustrations and provides the reader with a complete insight ‘on properly using the standard WH cleaning-kit numbered RG34 all its accesoiries’. These publications were not 'standard'-issue but had to be privately acquired by the soldiers ie. NCO's and/or officers. Simply a nice and extremely rare period publication: it is just the first such piece I have ever seen ie. encountered. A truly great addition to any field-gear/mannequin set-up or period WH publication collection!

 NCO-type shoulderstraps: 'Feldgendarmerie'

NCO-type shoulderstraps: 'Feldgendarmerie'

This is a truly very rare - and fully matching! - WH (Heer) IMO early- (ie. pre-) war period, NCO-type shoulderstraps, as intended for a: ‘Feldwebel der Feldgendarmerie’ (= sergeant within a field-police unit), in overall very nice, albeit slightly used and/or most certainly worn condition. The straps are executed in dark-green coloured (‘smooth-type’) wool and have the 'woolen'-type, bright-orange coloured, piping attached (signifying ‘Feldgendarmerie’- or ‘Academy’-usage). The boards - which come without tongues and are of the ‘sew-in’-type - measure 12,5 cms. in length each - and have the ‘standard’, silverish-coloured ‘Heeres’ NCO-braid attached and show (identical) silver-coloured (aluminium-based) pips attached (signifying the rank of ‘Feldwebel’). They are also quite ‘broad’-sized (ie. 5,5 cms.). The set is IMO only slighty used and shows moderate ie. normal wear and/or age. It should be noted that matching pairs of orange-piped, 'Feldgendarmerie' shoulderboards are very desirable and very rarely offered for sale. This is the opportunity to acquire a ‘text-book’-set in an overall great condition: only the third such set I ever had on offer!

 Rare Waffen-SS, so-called: 'RzM'-style, other ran

Rare Waffen-SS, so-called: 'RzM'-style, other ran

This is a truly rarely encountered Waffen-SS so-called: 'RzM'-style collar-tab set, comprising of a runic tab and neat rank-tab as intended for - and worn by! - a 'Waffen-SS' soldier ie. ‘SS-Rottenführer’, both in a nice, albeit clearly used ie. worn and tunic-removed condition. It should be noted that these desirable - and matching! - sets are almost impossible to encounter. Both tabs - which are constructed from the ‘smooth-type’ (ie. moleskin-like) wool - have the brown-coloured 'buckram-like' backing as more often observed. I know that this set is highly priced but it should be noted that in 30 years of collecting, I have only encountered a handfull such (matching) sets. Both tabs were IMO clearly used and are in a used and tunic-removed condition as stated above. This set - which is matching - was found together as such and I will not separate them and therefore only sell them as a set. The rank-tab has two stripes of specific, silver-coloured ‘rank-braid’ attached, signifiying the soldiers’-rank as: ‘SS-Rottenführer’. The rune-tab still shows the signs of having once had a paper-based ‘RzM’-tag attached. Both tabs were carefully tunic-removed and still show the remains of having once been tunic-attached by a machine. A truly nice and rare Waffen-SS rank-tab set: only the second such set I ever had on offer!

 Dutch volunteer Waffen-SS ID-disc

Dutch volunteer Waffen-SS ID-disc

This is a truly very nice example of an - actually rarely encountered! - zinc (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based Waffen-SS related ID-disc, bearing the stamped unit designation: 'SS Frw.Brig.Lst.Ndl.' (= '34. SS-Freiwilligen-Grenadier-Division ''Landstorm Nederland''), in overall nice albeit clearly used and/or slightly worn condition. The disc - which is executed in a neat and clean letter-type (as more often encountered) - is in overall very nice condition and shows clear evidence of being worn (slightly torn-out holes): it was never cleaned nor polished. The disc - which is void of the soldiers' blood-group - has never been cleaned and comes as stored for years: it originates from a small ID-disc collection I recently acquired. The back shows some dirt ie. staining. Simply a very nice and honest Waffen-SS ID-disc that belonged to a Dutch Waffen-SS volunteer who served within one of later-war established SS-divisions!

 WH 'Trad.-Mützenabzeichen' - 'Jagdfl. S. 2'

WH 'Trad.-Mützenabzeichen' - 'Jagdfl. S. 2'

This is a truly very rare - and possibly unique! - so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) enamelled: 'Traditions-Mützenabzeichen', as intended for a member - most certainly a pilot - within the 'Jagdflieger Schule 2' (= fighter-pilots’-shool numbered 2), in overall very nice, albeit slightly used ie. worn condition. The colourfull badge (which has truly immaculate enamel without any damage) depicts a ‘winged arrow’ (similar to the one encountered on the 'Frontflugspangen') over a red-coloured triangle on a golden-yellow ie. bright-red background. The badge is completely void of a makers’-mark (something that is not unusual for these rarely encountered badges). The - fairly small-sized badge, having a height of approximately 2,8 cms. - is as stated in a very nice condition and comes naturally on its functional pin/catch attachement. Simply a very nice and truly rare (possibly 'one-of-a-kind') LW item that belonged to a pilot that served within the 'Jagdflieger Schule 2'!

 Waffen-SS side-cap (or M43-cap eagle

Waffen-SS side-cap (or M43-cap eagle

This is a very nice - and nowadays hard to find ie. scarcely encountered! - example of a Waffen-SS side-cap (or M43-cap) eagle, that is executed in neat ‘BeVo’-weave pattern, in clearly used and/or (side-) cap-removed condition. The piece is neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo'-weave style and is executed in silverish-grey coloured linnen on a (also linnen-based) black-coloured background. The piece shows some minimal wear and/or age and can naturally easily be re-mounted on a Waffen-SS (side- or M43-) cap if wanted. The neat piece - which was IMO once cap-attached in a triangular shape - shows the clear remains of the stitching with which it was once attached to a side-cap or M43 cap (I am 100% sure that it was not taken from a fez!). Simply a very nice example that is quite expensive but nowadays fully worth its money and hard to find!

 Silver CCC or 'Nahkampfspange in Silber'

Silver CCC or 'Nahkampfspange in Silber'

This is a truly very nice example of a silver class close combat clasp (CCC) or ('Nahkampfspange in Silber') executed in silver-coloured so-called 'Feinzink, in very nice, albeit clearly used and/or worn condition. The piece - which has a truly very detailed and/or pronounced appearance and is fairly converse-shaped - is a neat maker-marked version and is marked on the back with the makers' logo and designers'-mark: 'F.L.L. - FC. W.E. Peekhaus - Berlin', as is more often observed: one and other implies that it is a piece as produced by the: ‘Friedrich Linden’ company, based in Lüdenscheid. The - flute-shaped - pin and typical ‘welded’ catch are naturally present and fully functional (just somewhat ‘bent’ caused by wear and or storage for decades). The badge retains a fair bit of its original silver finish (which is not always the case!) and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. The 'crimped' metal back-plate (which is a tiny bit rusted but shows still a fair bit of its ‘bluished’ metal colour - is naturally also present and in place. Simply a very nice - albeit clearly used 'Nahkampfspange in Silber': it should be noted that original and nice examples of this fairly high-classed award are nowadays hard to encounter!

 WH instruction-booklet 'Die Pistole 08'

WH instruction-booklet 'Die Pistole 08'

This is a nice example of the truly scarcely encountered WH instruction-booklet, entitled: 'Die Pistole 08 - Beschreibung und Handhabung (= instruction-/training manual for the P08 pistol aka ‘Lüger’), in overall very nice and only slightly used condition. The small-sized booklet - sized: 14,5 x 10,5 cms. - is fully complete and retains all its 32 pages and ‘fold-out’ small-sized, poster ie. ‘Tafel’ (which is often missing). The light-blue coloured booklet is just somewhat yellowed caused by normal age and years of storage. The fold-out ‘Tafel’ is in great and/or undamaged condition. As possibly known has also this rare booklet been reproduced: this is naturally a fine original and period example! The booklet provides the reader with text and (37!) illustrations with a complete insight ‘on properly using the P08 pistol and all its accesoiries’. These publications were not 'standard'-issue but had to be privately acquired by the soldiers ie. NCO's and/or officers. Simply a nice and fairly rare period publication: it is just the first such piece I have ever encountered. The piece is void of any writing or name. A truly great addition to any field-gear/mannequin set-up or period WH publication collection!

 WH instruction-booklet 'Die MP40'

WH instruction-booklet 'Die MP40'

This is a nice example of the truly very rare and scarcely encountered WH instruction-booklet, entitled: 'Die Machinen-pistole 40 - Beschreibung und Handhabung' (= instruction-/training manual for the MP40 machine-gun), in overall very nice and only slightly used condition. The small-sized booklet - sized: 14,5 x 10,5 cms. - is fully complete and retains all its 21 pages and ‘fold-out’ small-sized, poster ie. ‘Tafel’ (which is often missing). The light-green-coloured booklet is just somewhat yellowed caused by normal age and years of storage. The fold-out ‘Tafel’ is naturally present and fully undamaged. As possibly known has also this rare booklet been reproduced: this is naturally a fine original and period example! The booklet provides the reader with text and some illustrations and provides the reader with a complete insight ‘on properly using the standard WH machine-gun (MP40 aka ‘Schmeisser’) and all its accesoiries’. These publications were not 'standard'-issue but had to be privately acquired by the soldiers ie. NCO's and/or officers. Simply a nice and extremely rare period publication: it is just the first such piece I have ever seen ie. encountered. The piece also bears a personalised stamp (ie. name) that reads ‘Hans-Joachim Bauer’ on the first page: also does the booklet shows some period entries on the last page. A truly great addition to any field-gear/mannequin set-up or period WH publication collection!

 'SS Liederbuch'

'SS Liederbuch'

This is a great example of the very rare SS- ie. Waffen-SS-related so-called: 'SS-Liederbuch’ (songbook), being a second edition, as issued by the ‘Rasse-und Siedlungshauptamt SS’, in very nice, (almost mint-/unissued!) condition. The black-coloured linnen-covered booklet - which is sized: 16 x 10 cms. and retains all its 176 (!) pages - is as stated in a wonderfull condition overall: it was IMO hardly- or simply not used. These small-sized SS song-booklets were much welcomed and loved by the soldiers. The (semi-hard bound) booklet just shows minmal age and wear (something that is remarkable due to the bad quality paper used and its comparative fragility): it just shows some minimal yellowing caused by storage and/or age. The cover shows (fully present!) white-coloured ‘Rune-signs’ and ‘Liederbuch’-text, something that is also not that often encountered. I simply had to acquire this item (although its high asking price!) for the web-site. Simply a very nice and desirable SS item: without doubt a very nice and rare item!

 Truppentraditionsabzeichen 116. Pz.-Div.

Truppentraditionsabzeichen 116. Pz.-Div.

This is a very nice (and truly rarely encountered!) so-called: ‘Truppentraditionsabzeichen ie. Ehrennadel der 116. Panzer-Division’ (aka ‘Windhund-Division’) executed in black-painted 'Feinzink', in overall very nice, albeit clearly used ie. ‘period-altered’ and most certainly worn condition. This rare ‘Traditionsabzeichen’ (or 'Ehrennadel' as officially known) is executed in zinc and regrettably misses both its prongs (remains are clearly present) and has two holes drilled into its sides: something that was most certainly period done and worn as such. The small-sized badge - only sized: 3 x 2,2 cms. - depicts a greyhound (or in German ‘Windhund’). The badge on offer here has never been cleaned nor polished and shows great detail: it was never cleaned and still shows the thread-remains with which it was once attached to a cap. (The decorative badge is also pictured in the Heering-Hüsken ‘Abzeichenkatalog’, wherin it is given the unique reference number 9839A and an estimated value of 350 Eu!). As possiblly known were these (semi-official!) badges also properly entered in the ‘Wehrpass’ and 'Soldbuch': they also were handed-out with an official award-document (!). Of course am I aware that these are copied at a large scale and these copies are always offered with holes: the original ones only came with a two prong-attachement (as this example had). A very nice 'Panzer'-related: ‘Truppentraditionsabzeichen’: only the first such badge I ever had on offer!

 'BeVo'-type armshield: 'Turkistan'

'BeVo'-type armshield: 'Turkistan'

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

 Boards 'SS-Uscha. der (Sturm)-Art. o. Flak.'

Boards 'SS-Uscha. der (Sturm)-Art. o. Flak.'

This is a truly very nice - and fully matching! - pair of (IMO mid-war period), bright-red-piped Waffen-SS NCO-type shoulderboards, as intended for an: 'SS-Unterscharführer der (Sturm)-Artillerie o. Flaktruppen' (artillery or anti-aircraft troops NCO), in overall very nice, albeit sligthly used and/or minimal worn condition. The boards have the neat (bright-red coloured) 'silk-like'-type piping, show a black-coloured ‘upperdeck’ and field-grey-woolen underlay and have the ‘standard’-type, bluish-grey coloured (ie. sub-dued) NCO-braid attached, denoting the rank of an 'SS-Unterscharführer'. The set comes on its functional (typically 'SS-shaped'!) tongues and is sized: 10,5 cms. in length. The set was IMO only slightly used: it shows some truly minimal wear and age (some minimal wear is visible in the ‘button-hole’ area). The set - which I recently found - is in truly wonderfull condition and simply can IMO not be upgraded. As most certainly known are all Waffen-SS NCO-type boards rarely offered for sale and are very hard to encounter: those matching pairs, piped in this red (ie. artillery) branchcolour having attachad tongues even more so. Simply a very nice and desirable pair of Waffen-SS ‘(Sturm-)Artillerie’ boards in a truly wonderfull condition: only the first such matching set I ever had on offer!

 4-piece photo-grouping NCO 'Ostvölker'

4-piece photo-grouping NCO 'Ostvölker'

This is a very nice - and possibly unique! - period 4-piece photo-grouping, depicting an unidentified NCO (‘Hauptfeldwebel’ or ‘Spiess’) and member within the (‘Eastern Volunteers’-related!) unit named: ‘5.Kavallerie Regiment’, all four in very nice condition. The grouping comprises of four - truly gorgeous! - portrait studio-photos: all four being 14 x 9 cms.-sized and high-quality studio-portraits, showing the ‘Hauptfeldwebel’ or ‘Spiess’ in different poses ie. with different uniforms. There is one photo showing him wearing a steel-helmet and M-36-model tunic with awards (amongst which a neat shooting lanyard): in this photo he has still the rank of ‘Unteroffizier’. The second photo shows him as ‘Hauptfeldwebel’ or ‘Spiess’ (also wearing a M-36-model tunic with various awards): in this photo he wears his ‘Schirmmütze’ (visor-cap) and is also carrying his sword (‘Degen’). The third photo shows him as ‘Feldwebel’ (also wearing a M-36-model tunic with various awards): in this photo he wears an ‘old-style’ (albeit not a ‘Knautsmütze’-model) ‘Schirmmütze’ (or visor-cap) that shows the small ‘Panzer’-type skull in wear (identifying him as being a member within the ‘5.Kavallerie Regiment’. The last photho in the small series is probably the most interesting one: it shows him as a ‘Feldwebel’ (also wearing a M-36-model tunic with various awards): next to this he is seen wearing a Russian-style ‘Cossack’-related cap (executed in white-coloured fur) and a Russian style ‘Cossack-type’ sword aka ‘Shaska’. All four photos originate from a private household and were never before in a collection: they are all four apparently fairly crudely removed from a photo-album and all four show some carton- ie. glue-remains on the back. Regrettably are they void of any writing or text. Simply a very nice photo-set that shows and depicts a very nice and seldom seen array of different and actually rarely observed uniforms and insignia!

 WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Messejacke'

WH (Kriegsmarine) 'Messejacke'

This is a truly very nice - and totally original! - example of a WH (Kriegsmarine’) dark-blue woolen dress-tunic or ‘Messejacke’, as worn by the ‘KM-Hauptgefreiter u. Bootsmann’ Haase, in overall very nice and totally undamaged ie. unaltered condition. The tunic is executed in very fine quality (almost ‘smooth-type’) wool and comes with all originally attached golden-toned (ie. ‘Feuervergoldete’) buttons (all showing the ‘anchor’-symbol). The tunic shows a nice array of (period-attached by hand) KM badges: such as neat KM breast-eagle, ‘Bootsmannslaufbahnabzeichen’ and ‘Hauptgefreiterwinkel’ (ie.chevron) which are all three nice and detailed machine-woven examples as executed in golden-yellow coloured linnen on a dark-blue woolen background. The tunic shows a black-coloured lining which is neatly ink-stamped with ‘Haases’ KM-number that read: ‘ 01220/33’ (as was prescribed per regulation): next to this does the tunic show a white-linnen and red-embroidered name-etiket that simply reads: ‘Haase’. The neat closing device (or ‘Kettchen’) is also still present (something that is most certainly not often the case!). The tunic furthermore shows two ‘award-loops’ (as naturally used to display his awards). The piece originates from a private household and was never before in a collection. The overall condition is simply excellent: it is totally void of any damage nor repairs and comes as new as issued and/or worn. Simply a very nice occasion to obtain a totally original and unaltered ‘Kriegsmarine’ tunic for an IMO very interesting price!

 Very nice, Waffen-SS aluminium belt-buckle

Very nice, Waffen-SS aluminium belt-buckle

This is a truly very nice - albeit minimally worn ie. used - example of a Waffen-SS, aluminium-based belt-buckle that is neatly maker-marked: 'RzM 822/38' (= 'Overhoff u.Cie.’), in overall very nice and truly minimally worn (ie. almost mint!) condition. The piece still has still very fine detail but shows some truly minimal corrosion spots (mainly on the left wing). These (rather 'soft'-based) aluminium belt-buckles are often truly worn-out whereas this example has very nice and pronounced (and fully undamaged!) details. The inside shows some normal dust and slight worn-marks acquired over the years. The stamp is very pronounced and clear. This example is not cleaned nor polished and still retains most of its protective ‘sprayed’ silver finish (something that is actually very unusual). I am of course aware of the fact that these aluminium 'SS-belt-buckles' are regrettably also copied at a large scale: this example is naturally a fine and 100% genuine specimen and has all characteristics of a fine original ‘Overhoff’ example: I just decided to sell it due to the fact that I have a similar example in my collection. Simply a very nice Waffen-SS belt-buckle that is expensive but IMO nowadays fully worth its money!