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This is an attractive example of a: 'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen 2. Klasse' (or: silver-class, loyal-service-medal for 25 yrs. of loyal-service) being a non-maker-marked example that comes mounted on its original ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') and that comes stored in its neatly maker- (ie. 'Wächtler u. Lange - Mittwaida i. Sa.'-) marked etui. The medal is a truly nice piece that retains all of its period silver-coloured- and/or fairly 'frosted' finish: it also retains most of its: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or polished sides) but is a tiny bit stained (it has never been cleaned). It comes mounted on its cornflower-blue-coloured ribbon which still has its period- (silver-toned-) attachment-pin in place as was intended for wearing the medal on a tunic. The medal has never been cleaned and has an immaculate (ie. fully undamaged) enamelled swastika. The medal came stored in its original, bright-red-coloured etui (ie. 2-pieced box) that shows a small-sized-, red-coloured- and/or paper-based makers'-etiket glued in its lid that reads: 'Wächtler u. Lange - Mittwaida i. Sa.' (as can be seen on the pictures). This etui is fully undamaged but does show some minimal age and/or staining. Simply a very nice example that will be hard to be upgraded!
This is an interesting two-pieced DRK-grouping that was recently uncovered together comprising of a so-called: 'DRK-Verwendungsbuch' (or ID-document styled like a regular pay-book) and a neat example of a linnen-based- and/or neatly 'machine-woven', white-coloured DRK- (ie. 'Deutsches Rotes Kreuz'-) armband (ie. 'Armbinde') as was intended for the various WH-staff ie. staff-members of the: 'Deutsches Rotes Kreuz' (or: German Red Cross) and that come both in an overall nice condition. These neat white-coloured and/or: linnen-based armbands were used by the various voluntary (civil- and/or military-) staff-members serving within the: 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' and/or the: 'Deutsches Rotes Kreuz' (or: German Red Cross). The armband on offer here measures approximately 36 x 10,2 cms. and is executed on slightly more course-like linnen (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some minimal staining ie. dust, simply caused by decades of storage and minimal wear. It bears a (truly larger-sized!) black-coloured ink-stamp (ie. 'Dienstsiegel') that reads: 'Kommissar der freiwilligen Krankenpflege'. The armband came together with a neat example of a so-called: 'DRK-Verwendungsbuch' (or: ID-document styled like a regular pay-book) that was issued (in June 1943) to the: 'DRK-Schwesternhelferin' named: Josepha Meidinger born in 1910. The booklet is fully complete and retains all its 24 pages. It shows a neat (uniform) picture of Meidinger and is full of interesting entries and/or ink-stamps as to be expected. The booklet comes in an overall nice condition and is not damaged nor denzaified or alike. Simply a very attractive and with certainty unusualy encountered two-pieced DRK-grouping that is accordingly priced!
This is a so-called: 'HJ' ('Hitlerjugend') ie. 'BDM' (or: 'Bund Deutscher Mädel') so-called: 'Halsknoten' as executed in natural-coloured leather as specifically intended for usage with the black-coloured 'Halstuch' (ie. linnen scarf) and that comes in a wonderful- (and only moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The piece - which is naturally a genuine TR-period-example - originates from a smaller HJ-lot I recently acquired and that came from a private household in Germany. Simply a nice and genuine youth-related accesory that is not that easily found!
This is an attractive - and truly scarcely encountered! - specific WH (Heeres, Luftwaffe, Waffen-SS etc.) so-called: 'A-frame'-strap (or: 'Riemen zum Gefechts- o. Sturmgepäck o. A-Rahmen') as was executed in black-coloured- and shiny leather and being a non-maker-marked example that comes in an overall very nice (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. These specific 'A-frame'-straps (or: 'Riemen zum Gefechtsgepäck') - having the typical 3-loops - were specifically used to attach the mess-tin (or: 'Kochgeschirr') in a horizontal manner onto the 'A-frame' (or 'Sturmgepäck'). The strap - which is approximately 67 cms. long - is void of any marking nor date (as is more often the case) and is in a very nice, ie. as stated above - 'virtually mint- ie. unissued', condition. The piece is of course souple and/or fully functional and is just a bit dusty caused by decades of storage only. The metal roller-buckle still retains most of its original (greyish-coloured- ie. anodized) finish. It should be noted that this example is a 100% genuine WWII-period piece and is not a copy or alike. Simply a nice occasion to acquire a truly scarcely seen piece of WH-equipment that is often missing in a 'Gefechts-/Sturmgepäck o. A-Rahmen'-set-up!
This is a so-called: 'HJ' ('Hitlerjugend') ie. 'BDM' (or: 'Bund Deutscher Mädel') so-called: 'Halsknoten' as executed in darker-brown-coloured leather as specifically intended for usage with the black-coloured 'Halstuch' (ie. linnen scarf) and that comes in a wonderful- (and only moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The piece - which is naturally a genuine TR-period-example - originates from a smaller HJ-lot I recently acquired and that came from a private household in Germany. Simply a nice and genuine youth-related accesory that is not that easily found!
This is a truly very attractive - and fully matching and actually rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres) officers'-type- and neatly 'cyphered' shoulderboards piped in the neat bright-green- (ie. 'wiesengrüner')- coloured branchcolour as was specifically intended for an: 'Oberleutnant eines Radfahr-Abteilungs' (or: lieutnant first-class who served within a specific bicycle unit) and that comes in an overall nice- (ie. issued- and/or moderately used- and carefully tunic-removed-, condition. The boards - which are truly 'text-book' in all facets and measure approximately 11 cms. in length - come without tongues: they were clearly used as a pair of the 'sew-in'-type. The pair was clearly issued- and/or worn and does show moderate age, wear and/or staining as to be expected. The pair has a matching set of (neatly golden-toned-, larger-sized- and/or identical-) Gothic-styled: 'R'- and/or two identical golden-toned pips period-attached, denoting that the officer who wore these was an: 'Oberleutnant' who served within a: 'Radfahrabteilung'. All four devices are just minimally stained- ie. tarnished but have preserved a fine and fairly bright- (and/or quite shiny) age-patina. The pair - that was never before part of a collection and that was recently found - shows some minimal staining (and is a bit tarnished) and still shows some of the stitching-remains of having been once tunic-attached. It should be noted that these neatly 'cyphered', 'Heeres'-type 'Radfahr-Abteilung'-related-shoulderboard-sets are actually very hard to come by and can easily be graded 'rare': simply a very attractive shoulderboard-pair that belonged to an: 'Oberleutnant eines Radfahr-Abteilungs'!
This is a truly attractive example of an: 'Ehrenkreuz der deutschen Mutter - dritte Stufe' (or: bronze-class mothers'-cross) being a virtually 'mint' - albeit probably issued - example that came mounted onto its accompanying, long-sized- (and/or full length!) ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') and that came packed in its period- (ie. 'Zellstoff'-based-) pouch (by the maker ie. 'Hersteller' named: 'Klein & Quenzer A.G.' based in the town of Oberstein) as issued and/or recently found. The award has truly no enamel damage whatsoever and comes in a very attractive and/or totally uncleaned, condition. The somewhat darker-toned and/or bronze-coloured finish is simply excellent and the award has a very nice and/or truly bright- and/or shiny, age-patina. The ribbon (which is actually not that easily encountered) came in a minimally confectioned- and/or full-length condition (as can be seen on the pictures). The neat ('Zellstoff'-based) pouch shows some minimal age but is fully undamaged and of course, functional: it shows a printed makers'-designation on its back that reads: 'Klein & Quenzer A.G. - Oberstein a.d. N.'. Simply a great, bronze-class 'MK-set' without any defaults: hard to upgrade this attractive set!
The award is a truly attractive, non-maker-marked, so-called: 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak-') based specimen that was I deem only moderately used ie. worn. It came still stored in its original (and somewhat simplified) black-coloured 'LDO-pattern' etui as issued and/or stored for decades. The attractive - and I deem typical early-war-period - piece is executed in silver-coloured- and/or: 'Buntmetall'-based metal and comes in an overall nice (and I deem moderately worn- ie. used-), condition. The naturally magnetic- and/or fairly vaulted (ie. truly converse-shaped) cross shows a minimally tarnished age-patina and has most certainly never been cleaned nor polished: it retains still, however, some of its 'frosted' silverish-coloured finish and high-polished sides (ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten') as can be seen on the pictures. The cross comes naturally mounted on its functional (straight-shaped- and flat-pattern) pin- and/or: period catch (ie. catch-set-up) which are both present and unaltered (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece comes as found and/or stored for decades. The etui comes in an equally nicely preserved condition: it is fully functional (and is totally void of any makers'-designation as more often). The etui has a fully preserved, white-beige-coloured- (ie. sprayed velvet-based-) interior-section that just shows a printed 'LDO'-designation in its lid (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a great occasion to acquire a complete, LDO-pattern: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse mit Schwerter'-set for a justified price!
This is an attractive example of a two-pieced medal-bar (ie. 'Spange') showing respectively an: 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' (or: Iron Cross second-class) being an (early-period) example of the 'standard-design' and a detailed: 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) that come both period-mounted as a so-called: 'Doppelspange' and that comes in an overall very nice (albeit issued- and I deem only minimally worn-), condition. The iron cross was with certainty never cleaned and has a very nice and/or attractive age-patina: it has, however, lost its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or: polished sides) and has a minimally 'darkened tarnish' (as can be seen on the pictures). The cross - which I could not check on an eventual makers-mark - has a nicely preserved, black-finished (ie. somewhat 'matted'- ie. satin-like) core: it is truly void of any damage or alike. The piece is just a tiny bit dusty and/or stained but was never cleaned nor polished. The Czech 'Anschluss'-medal also retains great detail: all its (bright-toned-) golden-bronze finish is still perfectly preserved whereas the medal has a minimal 'blackened' tarnish ie. age-patina. The 'Spange' was most certainly issued and/or minimally worn as such and was most certainly never cleaned nor polished. The 'Spange' just shows some minimal dirt and/or dust acquired over the years: the ribbons show some equal minor usage and/or staining. The 'Spange' has truly very nice detail and is nicely 'backed' with a piece of greyish-coloured wool (something that is more often seen) and comes naturally mounted on its (still functional) pin-ie. catch set-up. Simply an attractive and desirable example of a 'Doppelspange' that can be mounted on almost any tunic!
This is a truly very attractive, three-pieced medal-bar (ie. 'Ordenspange') respectively depicting a: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz II. Klasse mit Schwerter' (or: war-merits' cross 2nd class with swords), a: 'Deutsches Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen' (aka: 'Westwall'-medal) and a: 'Deutsch-Italienische Feldzugsmedaille' as executed in golden-toned 'Buntmetall' all three pieces coming in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The pronounced war-merits'-cross or: 'Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2. Klasse mit Schwerter' is a detailed, golden-bronze-toned- (and I deem 'Buntmetall'-based) example that retains most of its darkened, golden-bronze finish. The 'Deutsches Schutzwall Ehrenzeichen' (aka: 'Westwall'-medal) is a very detailed (and I deem fairly early-period!) example that is executed in bronze-toned so-called: 'Buntmetall'. The attractive 'Deutsch-Italienische Feldzugsmedaille' is stamped by the designer ie. cutter (named: 'De Marohis') and is also neatly maker-marked ('Lorioli-Milano') as is always the case with these neat and desirable commemorative awards. The medal (aka: German-Italian campaign medal) truly retains all of its golden-bronze-coloured finish and has - I deem - never been cleaned nor polished: it is simply a tiny bit dirty and retains truly fantastic and/or pronounced detail. All three medals have a truly nicely preserved age-patina and are just a tiny bit dirty: they were never cleaned nor polished and come naturally mounted on their period-attached ribbons. The entire 'Spange' is neatly 'backed' with a piece of greenish-coloured silk-like linnen and comes mounted onto its functional pin- ie. catch-set-up (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'Spange' originates from a private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply a very attractive example of a three-pieced 'Ordenspange' that will hard to be upgraded!
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