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This is a truly attractive - and fully matching! - pair of WH (Heeres), neatly hand-embroidered, general-officers'-pattern collar-patches (ie. 'Kragenspiegel für Generale des Heeres') as was specifically intended for an army general-officer and that comes in an overall very nice- (IMO issued- albeit never tunic-attached-), condition. The tabs - which are executed in typical, bright golden-toned 'braid' and having a centre-section executed in so-called: 'Cellueon' - have bright-red-coloured- and truly smooth-woolen- (ie. 'moleskin'-) based 'backgrounds' (as can be seen on the pictures). The tabs show truly extraordinary detail and are a great example of the employed craftmenship of the days. The pair - which is nicely 'backed' with typical 'buckram'-based cloth - is just a tiny bit tarnished- ie. stained (simply caused by years of storage only). The pair belonged to an army 'General' who kept and/or stored these neat insignia-pieces for decades. Simply a very attractive and/or truly detailed WH (Heeres) general-officers'-type collar-tab-pair that is IMO priced according to its unmistaken rarity and desirability!
This an attractive - and actually not that easily encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen in Stoff' (or: cloth-based, paratroopers'-jump-badge) that is neatly machine-embroidered in multi-coloured- (and linnen-based-) thread and being of the neat, so-called: 'off-factory'-'padded version', that comes in an overall nice (IMO never used- nor tunic-attached-), condition. This particular example has truly great pronounced detail and is made more 'thicker' by the producing-company in order to closely resemble its metal-based counterparts. The piece is nicely 'backed' with black-coloured paper as is more often encountered (which padded structure is almost completely present as can be seen on the pictures). The badge was IMO issued but never tunic-attached.The piece shows some minimal age, wear and/or staining caused by decades of storage only. These cloth-based versions were preferred by the soldiers, NCOs and/or officers 'stationed in the field' for obvious reasons. Simply an attractive and fully 'text-book' example of a WH (Luftwaffe) 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen in Stoff' that is IMO accordingly priced!
This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty rarely encountered! - example of an IMO mid- (ie. later-war-) pattern, 'SS' (ie. 'Waffen-SS') high-quality- and neatly hand-embroidered, officers'-type arm-eagle (ie. 'Ärmeladler für Führer'), as was intended for usage by the various Waffen-SS commissioned-staff throughout the war and that comes in an overall very nice (IMO used- and/or once tunic-attached-), condition. The neat and desirable piece - which shows very detailed hand-stitching in typical, partly shiny, silver-coloured 'braid' on a black-coloured- and smooth-woolen-based background - was IMO minimally used and was once tunic-attached. The eagle - which is nicely 'backed' with black-coloured linnen - is IMO a 'text-book'-example of a high-quality, officers'-type arm-eagle (ie. 'Ärmeladler für Führer'). The piece shows some minimal age ie. staining caused by decades of storage and/or moderate wear. Moreover, does it still show the remains of its paper-based 'RzM'-etiket (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive and of course 100% guaranteed original Waffen-SS 'Ärmeladler für Führer' which will be hard to be upgraded and that is IMO accordingly priced!
This is a very attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - example of a so-called: 'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' (or bronze-class close-combat clasp ie. CCC), being a nicely maker- (ie. 'A.G.M.u.K.'-) marked- and/or minimally converse-shaped specimen that was produced by the: 'Hersteller' (ie. maker): 'A.G.M.u.K.' (or: 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Metall- u. Kunststoff') and that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only minilally used ie. worn-), condition. The piece - which has a very detailed and/or pronounced appearance as to be expected - is as stated above - a neatly maker-marked specimen bearing the makers'-signification: 'A.G.M.u.K.', denoting that it deals with a piece as was produced by the: 'Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Metall- u. Kunststoff'-company based in the town of Gablonz. The 'Spange' is as stated minimally converse-shaped and shows a flute-shaped - and/or copper-toned - pin (and/or catch-/catch-set-up), both which are of course still present and/or fully functional. The clasp - which is executed in zinc-based metal ie. 'Feinzink' - retains almost all of its original (light-coloured-) brownish-bronze-toned finish and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. The firmly 'crimped' (bluish-coloured-) metal-based 'back-plate' is naturally also present and in place. The piece was found as such at a private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply a very attractive example of a bronze-class 'Nahkampfspange' that will be very hard to be upgraded: it should be noted that original examples of this neat combat-award are nowadays getting hard to get. An identical example is also described in Thomas Durantes' excellent reference-work entitled: 'The German Close Combat Clasp of World War II' wherein it is given the unique reference-number: '1.1.1 large font CCC - indented crimp backplate'. I deem that I did price this neat example according to its overall superb and/or fully untouched condition!
This is a neat - and in this format actually never before seen! - so-called: 'Übersendungsschreiben' (or: forwarding-document) being an N.S.D.A.P.-related example as was sent by an (unidentified) 'N.S.D.A.P.-Kreisleiter' that was used to forward a: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse ohne Schwerter' (or: War Merits' Cross second class without swords) and that is dated: 15 August 1943. The small-sized document (only sized: 15 x 10,5 cms.) is a neatly 'pre-printed version' (ie. 'Vordrück') and provides the possibility to chose from four awards (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is nicely filled-in (by hand) and shows a clearly present, blue-inked 'N.S.D.A.P.-Dienstsiegel'-stamp (as can be seen on the pictures). Regrettably, could I not decypher the awardees'-name. In any case a surely scarcely seen 'Übersendungsschreiben' that was used to forward an awarded 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse ohne Schwerter'!
This is a neat example of a 4-pieced-, WWII-period ribbon-bar (ie. 'Feld- o. Bandspange') respectively showing the ribbons for an: 'Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse' (or: iron cross 2nd class), a WH (Heeres o. Kriegsmarine): 'Dienstauszeichnung für 4 Jahre Treue Dienste' (or: 4-years loyal-service medal having a detailed, silver-toned eagle-device attached) a: WH Czech occupation- ie. 'Anschluss'-medal: '1 October 1938' (as was awarded to all members of the armed forces that participated in the German occupation of Czechoslovakia, which started on 1 October 1938) and a Spanish Civil-War commerative-medal with swords (or: 'Medalla de la Campaña 1936-1939') all four ribbons coming in an overall nice- (albeit used and/or moderately worn-), condition. The - detailed! - (eagle-) device has a neat and/or minimally 'frosted' albeit detailed appearance it retains a nice and/or bright-coloured age-patina. The piece - with shows all four bars in the 'standard'- ie. regular (1,5 cm. wide-) version is fully functional and comes mounted on its functional pin-/catch set-up: it not 'backed' but comes mounted on a chrome-steel-based 'backing-plate' as is more often seen. Simply an attractive 'Feld- o. Bandspange' that belonged to a German Spanish Civil-War-volunteer: ideal to upgrade or decorate almost any TR-related tunic!
This is an attractive - albeit moderately used ie. worn- example of an: 'Infanterie Sturmabzeichen in Silber' (or silver assault-badge ie. IAB) being a non-maker-marked-, zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based specimen, as was procuded by a by me unidentified maker and that comes in an overall nice (albeit clearly issued- and/or moderately worn-), condition. The badge is a typical zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based example that has regrettably lost most of its silver-coloured finish: it has a typical 'Feinzink'-like and tarnished age-patina. This particular example - which non-converse-shaped - comes naturally mounted on its functional (thin-shaped- and/or silver-coloured-) pin which shows a typical mounting and/or catch as to be expected. The piece is very detailed and has a very pronounced appearance: the award has IMO been moderately used and shows wear ie. dirt on some the obvious higher-placed areas: it was, however, most certainly never cleaned nor polished. It originated from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply an attractive and honest IAB that is IMO priced according to its nice albeit used- and worn condition!
This is an attractive, linnen-based- and/or beige-white-coloured armband (ie. 'Ärmelbinde') depicting the text: 'Stadtwacht' as was (IMO) intended for usage by WWII-period, German police- (ie. 'Polizei') or RLB (ie. 'Reichsluftschutz-Bund') staff-members and that comes in an overall nice (albeit IMO issued- and/or clearly worn-), condition. These neat linnen-based armbands were IMO used by the various (civil- and/or military-) staff-members of the German police and/or air-raid-warden service (ie. 'RLB') and signified: 'Stadtwacht'-dienst (ie. town-guard-duty). The armband on offer here comes in a full-length condition and has two (off-factory) stitched ends and sides: it measures approximately 42 x 8 cms. and is printed on smooth-type linnen (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some minimal staining and dust, simply caused by moderate wear and/or decades of storage and bears a period- (albeit hard to decypher) blue-coloured ink-stamp (as can be seen on the pictures). I deem that I have priced this interesting 'Polizei' ie. 'RLB'-related 'Ärmelbinde' accordingly!
This is a very attractive - albeit clearly used and/or worn - example of a black wound-badge (ie. 'Verwundeten-Abzeichen in Schwarz'), being of the scarcely observed - ie. early-period-, aka 'Spanish Civil-War'- (ie. 'Legion Condor'-) pattern that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used and/or worn-), condition. The (magnetic-) badge - which is an unmarked version as is more often encountered with this type of WBs - shows some regular wear ie. age and retains a neat somewhat shiny-, black-coloured age-patina (see pictures). The badge, which comes naturally mounted on its functional, long-sized- (non-magnetic-, longer-sized- and/or copper-based-) pin and that has an undamaged and/or: functional catch, still retains extraordinary and/or pronounced detail (the swastika is very high- ie. pronounced as to be expected - as can be seen on the pictures). I am of the opinion, that the piece on offer here is a 100% genuine, period-example that was obviously worn: it originates from a private household in Germany and was never before in collectors'-hands. The piece was IMO never recently cleaned nor polished and comes as found. In any case an attractive and original specimen that is IMO priced according to its used ie. clearly worn condition!
The attractive Luftwaffe war-badge - which has IMO been moderately used- ie. worn - comes naturally mounted on its functional pin and/or original (ie. fully unaltered- and/or typical 'S.&.L.'-type-) catch. This example shows very nice and/or pronounced detail overall and was clearly worn as such. The neat badge has a nice age-patina and retains most of its original, typical silverish-grey-coloured finish: it is just a tiny bit dirty ie. stained (I deem that it has been cleaned- ie. polished and shows some of its golden-toned 'underlay' in certain placed - see pictures). As stated above, is the badge a non-maker-marked example that is IMO with certainty a later-war-produced war-badge that was produced by the 'Steinhauer u. Lück'-company as based in the town of Lüdenscheid. The piece originates from a private household in Germany and was never before part of a collection. I deem that this attractive and detailed example is fairly and accordingly priced!
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