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This is an attractive - and as such actually scarcely encountered! - fully matching pair of (I deem) early-war-period- ie. 'M40'-pattern (rounded-style-), WH (Heeres) ie. 'Kavallerie'-related NCO-type shoulderstraps, as was piped in the neat golden-yellow- (ie. 'goldgelbener'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and most certainly worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier eines Aufklärungs-Abteilungs' (or junior-sergeant who served within a cavalry, reconnaissance unit ie. regiment) and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which each measure approximately 11 cms. in length - come naturally mounted on their original tongues (see pictures). The pair was moderately used ie. worn and comes as found and/or stored for decades and is a bit dirty and/or stained and shows the obvious signs of having been moderately worn. The shoulderstraps - which show the neat and desirable, golden-yellow- (ie. 'goldgelbener'-) coloured and/or 'silk-like'-type piping - have the silverish- ie. somewhat sub-dued (and early-pattern!) NCO-braid attached denoting that the soldier who wore this strap held the rank of: 'Unteroffizier'. Simply a very attractive pair of early-war-period so-called: 'M40-pattern'-shoulderstraps as was intended for - and worn by! - an: 'Unteroffizier eines Kavallerie- o. Aufklärungs-Abteilungs'!
This is a truly attractive - and actually not that easily encountered! - I deem mid-war-period- (ie. 'M43'-pattern-) NCO-type shoulderstraps as piped in the desirable, black- (ie. 'schwarzer'-) coloured branchcolour as was intended for - and/or clearly used by! - an: 'Oberfeldwebel der Pionier-Truppen' (or: sergeant first-class who served within an army engineers'-unit ie. regiment) and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The straps - which are of the mid-war- ie. so-called: 'M43'-type - have the field-grey-coloured 'upperdecks' and have the neat, black- (ie. 'schwarzer'-) coloured and/or 'silk-like'-type piping attached. The tongues are naturally also present. The straps - which are regular-sized- and measure approximately 11,3 cms. in length each - show the neat, somewhat shiny and/or silver-coloured- ('standard'-pattern- ie. 'Heeres-type'-) NCO-braid and four (identical- and/or 'Buntmetall'-based-) pips attached denoting the NCO's rank of: 'Oberfeldwebel'. The pair on offer here just shows some minimal age, wear and or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive and fully 'text-book', M43-pattern 'Oberfeldwebel der Pioniere'-shoulderstrap-pair that will be hard to be upgraded!
This is a truly attractive - and not that easily found! - example of a so-called: 'Wiederholungsspange zum EK I. Klasse' (or: bar to the WWI IC first-class) being a non-maker-marked example as was executed in silver-toned (and minimally tarnished) 'Buntmetall' as was produced by the maker (ie. 'Hersteller') named: 'Wilhelm Deumer' and that comes stored in its (generic-styled- and bordeaux-red-coloured) 2-pieced 'LDO'-etui (ie. box) and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit issued and/or minimally worn-), condition. The neat piece - which is executed in so-called: 'Buntmetall' - is still very detailed and/or pronounced as to be expected: it came mounted onto its (typical) pin- ie. pin/catch-set-up (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'Spange' is as stated above only minimally stained ie. dirty: it retains a very nice age-patina and was never cleaned nor polished. It came stored in its neat - and scarcely seen! - 6 x 6 cms.-sized etui (which is as stated a bordeaux-red-coloured and/or carton-based, so-called generic-styled 'LDO-etui' (that shows no symbol on its top). It shows a - fully preserved! - sprayed-, beige-yellow-coloured 'velvet-like' interior and shows the to be expected 'LDO'-signification in the top of its lid (see pictures). Moreover, does the etui show an ink-stamp that reads: 'L/11' (denoting that the set was produced by the maker- ie. 'Hersteller' named: 'Wilhelm Deumer' based in the town of Lüdenscheid. The set was recently found at a German flea-market and was never before in collectors'-hands. It should be noted that these 'Wiederholungsspangen zum EK I. Klasse' are quite scarcely encountered and are not that often appearing on todays market. Simply a very attractive (and complete!) example that is priced according to its comparative scarcity!
This is a truly very attractive - and in this 'virtually mint' condition actually fairly unusually encountered! - DRK (ie. 'Deutsches Rotes Kreuz') so-called: 'molded'-styled-, aluminium-based belt-buckle, being a virtually 'mint' example bearing a so-called: 'Ges.Gesch.'-patent-pending marking and that comes with its accompanying (typical, black-coloured- and genuine leather-based) belt as issued and/or stored for decades. The buckle was probably hardly worn and still retains extraordinary detail as to be expected. The piece has a typical, greyish-coloured- and aluminium-like appearance (ie. colour) and has never been cleaned nor polished (it has just acquired some blackened tarnish and/or normal age-patina over the years). The piece - which is of a pre-war- production - bears the superimposed: 'Ges.Gesch.'-patent-pending marking (as can be seen in the photos). The buckle came together with its accompanying (typical, black-coloured- and genuine leather-based) belt as issued and/or stored for decades. The belt comes in an equally nicely preserved condition and measures approximately 105 cms. in length. It shows a (red-coloured) DRK-ink-stamp (as can be seen on the pictures). The set was always together and was found as such. Simply an attractive (and matching!) 'variant'-styled-, German Red Cross belt-buckle-set which is actually not that commonly encountered in this 'molded' version and/or hardly worn, condition!
This is a neat personal TR-era-equipment-item: a period - and with certainty not that easily encountered! - German (ie. 'Deutsche Wehrmacht'-) related harmonica entitled: 'Wenn wir marschieren' as was produced by the: 'M.Hohner'-company and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- but of course fully functional-), condition. These harmonicas (as produced by the famous 'Hohner'-company) were the favoured instruments for the various soldiers. This example - which is a medium-sized example that measures 14 x 3 x 2,2 cms. and bears the engraved inscription: 'Wenn wir marschieren' on its top (as can be seen on the pictures). The instrument comes in an overall very nice and of course fully functional condition: the chromed-plates show some truly minimal age ie. staining (simply caused by moderate usage and/or decades of storage). Simply an attractive- and/or period piece of personal WH-equipment that is priced according to its comparative scarcity and/or desirability!
This is an attractive - and fully matching! - pair of scarcely encountered, N.S.D.A.P.-type, smooth-woolen-based collar-patches (ie. 'Kragenspiegel für politischen Leiter') being of the second pattern as was used from 1934 upto 1939, as was intended for a: 'N.S.D.A.P.-Hauptstellenleiter' at 'Orts'-level and that comes in an overall nice (ie. 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'-), condition. The neat pieces - which are constructed from the golden-brown-coloured- and/or 'smooth-type'- (ie. moleskin-type-) wool - come in a wonderfull condition overall: they both have the neat, double silver-coloured and/or 'L-shaped' swastika-braid attached and were simply never mounted on a tunic. The tabs are piped with light-blue coloured- and rayon-based piping (as always) signifying that the pair was intended for a party-official at: 'Orts'-level. One of the tabs - still shows its period-attached, paper-based 'RzM'-etiket (ie. 'C-Stück') as issued. The set was most certainly never worn and originates from a fairly large cloth-insignia lot that originated from an old tailor-shop. The set shows some (truly non-disturbing-) tarnish and/or aging caused by having been stored as such for decades: one of the tabs also shows a minimally damaged area in the piping (as can be noticed on the pictures). In any case is this a neat and usually encountered N.S.D.A.P.-collar-tab set that is not that often offered for sale. Only the second such neat N.S.D.A.P.-related collar-tab-set in this particular rank I ever had on offer!
The attractive - and actually in this format scarcely encountered! - two-pieced-, WH (Heeres, LW etc.) medal-bar (ie. 'Band- o. Feldspange') shows respectively the ribbons for an: an: Austrian 'Anschluss'-medal (or: 'Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. März 1938', as was awarded for the annexation of Austria) and a: Czech 'Anschluss'-medal (or: 'Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938', as was awarded for the annexation of Czechoslovakia) having a detailed 'Prager Burg-Spange'-miniature attached. Both ribbons are of the regular (ie. regular-), ribbon-bar-size and measure approximately 2 cms. each as is more often encountered (the 'Bandspange' has a total length of approximately 4 cms. and is folded in a so-called: 'Austrian manner' (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'Spange' comes in a nice condition overall and is of course fully functional: it is neatly 'backed' with bright-red-coloured wool (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece retains its functional pin-/catch-attachment (see pictures). The very detailed- and firmly attached 'Prager Burg'-device shows some minimal age ie. tarnish but has been nicely preserved. This particular example was just moderately worn ie. used: it does show some usage-marks and/or minimal aging ie. wear. Simply an attractive 2-pieced-, WH-'Band-/Feldspange' having a not that often seen combination: great to decorate almost any tunic!
The mid- (ie. early-) war-period compass - having a 'light-weight'- ie. aluminium-based top - is still fully functional and retains most of its (fairly glossy) black-sprayed colour and is marked with the engraved-, unique serial-number ('79487') and makers'-mark that reads: 'Breithaupt - Kassel' (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece is of course still fully functional and is truly void of any real damage (see pictures). It is just a bit dirty ie. stained caused by fair usage and/or storage for decades. This 'high-quality' piece was most probably issued in the mid- (ie. early-) war-years but was most certainly used throughout the WWII. Simply an attractive and 'high-quality' WH-equipment-item that comes in an overall nice- ie. moderately used, condition!
This is an attractive three-pieced medal-bar (ie. 'Ordenspange') respectively depicting a WWI-period: 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' (or: iron cross second class), a: 'Frontkämpferkreuz 1914-18 mit Schwerter' (ie.: 'Kriegsteilnehmerkreuz 1914-18 mit Schwerter') and a TR-period so-called: 'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen der 2. Klasse' (or: silver-class, loyal-service-medal as was intended for 25 years of civil-service), all three pieces coming in an overall very nice- (albeit minimally used- ie. worn-), condition. All three awards are minimally tarnished by age (as can be seen on the pictures) but are void of any damage or alike. The 'Eisernes Kreuz II. Klasse' is a nicely preserved example that retains a (fully present- ie. undamaged-) black-coloured core. The silver-based frame is just a bit tarnished and does show a somewhat darkened age-patina (as is more often encountered). The 'Frontkämpferkreuz 1914-18' (ie.: 'Kriegsteilnehmerkreuz mit Schwerter') is a nicely preserved- (and non-maker-marked-) example that is executed in bronze-coloured-, zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based metal. It retains most of its somewhat darkened-, bronze-toned finish (see pictures). The 'Treuedienst Ehrenzeichen der 2. Klasse' is a truly nice piece that retains all of its period silver-coloured- and/or 'frosted' finish: it also retains most of its: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or polished sides) but is a tiny bit stained (it has never been cleaned). The medal has never been cleaned and has an immaculate (ie. fully undamaged) enamelled swastika. All three awards come naturally mounted on their period-attached ribbons. The entire 'Spange' is nicely backed with a piece of bright-red-coloured wool and shows a (regular-type-) pin-/catch-set-up (which if of course fully functional). Of additional interest is, moreover, the fact that this example shows a period-attached, linnen-based makers'-etiket on its back that reads: 'Ordensdekorationen Bruno Görlich - Berlin NW - Rathenowerstr. 8' (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'Spange' originates from a private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply an attractive example of a three-pieced 'Ordenspange' that will hard to be upgraded!
This particular - and truly attractive! - example has a 'wingspan' of approximately 9,1 cms. and is very nicely hand-embroidered using various kinds of (bright!) silver-coloured braid and greyish-white-coloured linnen and having somewhat 'shiny', also silver-coloured 'highlighted areas' and was mounted on a greyish-blue coloured ie. typical 'Luftwaffe' (and/or woolen-based- and Luftwaffe-type-) background. The piece - which as stated above truly shows extraordinary detail! - was I deem a privately purchased item: it is nicely 'backed' with black-coloured carton as is more often observed (see pictures). The eagle was possibly issued but was never used- nor worn: it was never tunic-attached but does show some minimal age, and/or staining simply caused by decades of storage only (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very attractive example that is with certainty accordingly priced!
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