Superb example of a WH cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') entitled: 'Afrika', being a - with certainty! issued- and/or carefully tunic-removed condition
This is a truly superb and/or fully 'textbook'-example of a WH cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') entitled: 'Afrika', being a - with certainty! issued- and/or carefully tunic-removed condition. The armband comes in a non-shortened condition (ie. it measures approximately 43 cms.) and was most certainly tunic-attached (some thread- ie. stitching-remains are clearly present and visible). Both ends show some normal fraying as is more often encountered. The armband shows moderate wear and age and was as such most certainly awarded and/or used (ie. tunic-attached). The cuff-title is executed in the neat (ie. 'smooth-type') brownish-coloured, so-called: 'Kamelhaar' (camel hair) as more often encountered. It should be stated that these 'Afrika' cuff-titles are not to be regarded as commemorative cuff-titles (such as the 'Afrikakorps' cuff-title) but were regarded as official awards that needed official recognition (and entries in both 'Soldbuch' and/or 'Wehrpass'). This example was recently found at a German private household and was never before in collectors'-hands. Simply a very nice and naturally genuine period example that is accordingly priced!
Code: 40895Price: 275.00 EUR
Attractive, 2-pieced WH (Heeres) medal-bar (ie. 'Spange'), comprising of a silver-toned 4-years loyal-service-medal and golden-toned 12-years loyal-service-medal, both pieces having their originally-applied eagle-devices attached
This is an attractive - and IMO only moderately used- ie. worn - example of a WH (Heeres) 2-pieced medal-bar (ie. 'Spange'), showing repectively the silver-toned 4-years loyal-service-medal (or: 'Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 4. Klasse für 4 Jahre Dienstzeit') and golden-toned 12-years loyal-service-medal (or: 'Wehrmacht-Dienstauszeichnung 3. Klasse für 12 Jahre Dienstzeit') and that both come mounted on their confectioned-, cornflower-blue-coloured ribbons and both having their originally-attached, eagle-devices attached, that comes in an overall very nice- (and IMO only moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. These 'bars' could be ordered and/or privately obtained at special tailor- ie. medal-selling companies. The piece is neatly 'backed' with field-grey-coloured wool and comes mounted on a steel-based backing-plate (as always). The - very detailed! - medals were IMO never cleaned nor polished: both show only minimal tarnish but both were most certainly never cleaned nor polished. Both - detailed - devices show some equal and sligthly tarnished areas but are also never cleaned: the piece comes as recently found at a private-household and was most certainly worn as such. Simply a very nice example of such a 'Spange' ie. medal-bar that is IMO impossible to upgrade: ready to 'decorate' any 'Heeres'-tunic!
Code: 40894Price: 145.00 EUR
Very attractive, Iron Cross 2nd class (or: 'EK II. Klasse'), being a maker- (ie. '100'-) marked example that comes with its original ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') as was produced by the company: 'Wachtler u. Lange'
The very attractive piece - which was IMO surely issued but IMO never ie. hardly worn - comes together with its minty- and/or unconfectioned (and approx. 29 cms. long-sized-) ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt'). The cross - which shows a clearly present ie. visible makers-signification: '100' stamped in its ring - is with certainty never cleaned and has a very nice and/or attractive (and minimally tarnished-) age-patina: it retains most (ie. all!) of its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or: polished sides) and shows some minimal tarnished age-patina - see pictures). The cross has a fully preserved, black-finished (ie. fairly 'shiny'-) core: no damage whatsoever is visible on the black core: just some minimal dirt- ie. dust is visible and/or present - see pictures. The cross has very nice and/or pronounced detail as to be expected for a cross by this desirable maker. Simply a very attractive and/or neatly maker-marked IC: IMO did I price this with certainty desirable specimen accordingly!
Code: 40893Price: 110.00 EUR
Attractive - and scarcely encountered! - Waffen-SS, so-called: 'M43-pattern'-cap-trapezoid, as executed in the neat 'BeVo'-weave pattern on a field-grey-coloured background that comes in a carefully cap-removed condition
The neat and not that often seen insignia-piece - which was intended for usage on the various field-grey-coloured, so-called: 'M43-pattern' (Waffen-SS-) caps - comes in a very nice (ie. minimally used and/or: carefully confectioned- and/or cap-removed-), condition (see pictures). This example just shows some minimal staining simply caused by moderate age and/or wear. This is the neat 'variant-pattern', showing a 'double-row of teeth' (see pictures). Simply a very attractive Waffen-SS-related and/or trapezoid-shaped cap-badge that can easily be used to restore any field-grey-coloured 'Einheitsmütze' or ideally fitted to be stored in any Waffen-SS cloth-insignia collection: I deem that I have priced this attractive specimen accordingly!
Attractive, 'Infanterie Sturmabzeichen in, being a non-maker-marked-, zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based version (ie. 'crimped scooped rifle-variant'), as was procuded by the: 'S&L'- (ie. 'Steinhauer u. Lück'-) company
This is an attractive - albeit minimally used ie. worn - example of an: 'Infanterie Sturm- abzeichen in Silber' (or silver assault-badge ie. IAB), being a non-maker-marked-, zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based version (ie. 'crimped scooped rifle-variant'), as was procuded by the: 'S&L'-company, in overall nice (albeit issued- ie. worn-) condition. The badge is a typical zinc- (ie. 'Feinzink'-) based example that retains a fair bit of its (dull-) silver-coloured finish: it has a typical 'Feinzink'-like age-patina. This particular example comes naturally on its functional (thin-shaped- and/or silver-coloured-) pin which shows a typical 'crimped' 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 some minimal 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. The maker of this particular IAB is the: 'Steinhauer u. Lück'-company and it deals with an uncommonly encountered so-called: 'crimped scooped rifle-variant'. In any case a very attractive and honest IAB that is IMO accordingly priced!
Code: 40891Price: 130.00 EUR
Superb, large-sized- (and/or period-) portrait-picture depicting an unidentified WH (Heeres) 'Ritterkreuzträger' and 'Major' proudly wearing his Knights’-cross (ie. 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes')
This is very attractive and truly larger- (ie. 24,5 x 18 cms.-) sized portrait-picture depicting a (regrettably!) unidentified WH (Heeres) 'Ritterkreuzträger' and/or 'Major', proudly wearing his Knights’-cross (ie. 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes'). The portrait comes in an overall nice condition: the back is void of any writing. The detail on the picture is still very nice and besides the KC the officer is also seen wearing his 5-pieced medal-bar (‘Feld-/Bandspange’) and/or (officers’-pattern-) M43-cap (ie. ‘Einheitsfeldmütze für Offiziere’). I am pretty well convinced that the person in the picture can be further indentified. It should be noted that original-, period 'RK-Träger'-pictures are considered fairly 'scarce' and are not that easily encountered!
Code: 40890Price: 100.00 EUR
Attractive - and/or matching! - pair of Waffen-SS, enlisted-mens'-type shoulder- straps, as was piped in the light-blue-coloured branchcolour, as was intended for usage by a soldier who served within the: 'Waffen-SS Nachschub-Truppen'
Both shoulderstraps have the typical Waffen-SS-pattern and/or: smaller-shaped tongues as only observed on genuine Waffen-SS-pattern straps and have the neat light-blue- (ie. 'hellblauer'-) coloured branchcolour and/or 'silk-like'-type branchcolour ie. piping attached: the set is fully 'text-book' in all facets and is truly hard to be upgraded. The shoulderstraps - which are both 11 cms. sized in length as more often encountered - show the (typical) 'Waffen-SS'-styled-, field-grey-coloured- and/or: woolen-based 'underlays' (see pictures). The pair shows some minimal age and/or staining and or slight fading, simply caused by minimal wear and/or age. In any case is this a fully garuanteed, original Waffen-SS shoulderstrap-set, in only moderately used ie. worn condition and that is IMO consequently priced. The pair shows almost no wear nor damage and is as stated only slightly used ie. worn. It should be noted that these original, period- Waffen-SS shoulderstrap-pairs can easily be graded 'scarce': even if they are piped in the more commonly encounterd, light-blue-coloured- (ie. 'SS-Nachshub-Truppen'- or SS transport-troops-related-) branchcolour!
Code: 40889Price: 325.00 EUR
Attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - 'standard-issued'-type, WH binoculars 'Dienstglas' 6 x 30 so-called: 'anti-movement flap' (or: 'Tragelasche') as executed in black-coloured leather, being a non-marked example
This is a little piece of WH-equipment that is often missing in an equipment set-up: a so-called leather-based, 'anti-movement flap' (or: 'Tragelasche') as was fitted for usage on the standard-pattern WH binoculars called: 'Dienstglas - 6 x 30', as executed in fairly shiny, brownish-black-coloured leather, being a non-marked example, in overall very nice and/or only moderately used- ie. worn, condition. The neat piece is as stated IMO only moderately used and shows some regular traces of having been used: the piece is, however, totally undamaged and fully souple: it comes thus in a still fully functional condition. The flap comes with both its two original once-blackened- (and/or copper-based-) 'studs' in place and can easily be re-mounted to any binocular-pair. Simply a nice little piece of equipment that would surely look great if re-mounted on a pair of 6 x 30 (or even a 10 x 50) binoculars: a nice example of a fairly hard to find WH equipment-piece!
Code: 40888Price: 60.00 EUR
Superb example of a HJ- (ie. 'Hitlerjugend'-) related armband, being of the 'entirely-woven'-type in a technique similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern
This is a truly very attractive example of a 'standard-type' HJ- (ie. 'Hitlerjugend'-) related armband, being of the 'entirely-woven'-type in a technique similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern that comes in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued- and/or never sewn-together-), condition. These linnen-based armbands were 'standard' for usage by the various HJ- (ie. DJ-) members and/or officials (and were worn on the left upper-arm of the linnen shirts and/or tunics). This example - which has as stated above never been sewn-together - has a total size of approximately 52 cms. and is 11 cms. wide as usual - and is constructed from bright-red-coloured linnen and shows a neatly interwoven and/or square-sized, so-called: 'swastika'-patch and/or horizontally- (and/or interwoven-) 'stripe'. Both stripe and/or patch are executed in a technique similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern. The armband was IMO never used but is void of an 'RzM'-etiket (something that I have seen before). The armband is just a tiny bit stained and is moroever a tiny bit wrinkled. The piece is very nicely made and shows only moderate age ie. staining (IMO simply caused by decades of storage and/or handling). Simply a very nice and desirable HJ- (ie. DJ-) related item that is IMO impossible to be upgraded!
Code: 40887Price: 115.00 EUR
Neat - and nowadays scarcely found! - out-of-print, 2-pieced reference book-series entitled: 'The HJ' - Volumes 1 & 2' as compiled by John R. Angolia and published by the 'Roger James Bender-Publishing'-company in 1991 ie. 1992
This is an attractive 2-pieced set comprising of the of the neat - and nowadays scarcely found! - out-of-print-, reference book-series entitled: 'The HJ' - Volumes 1 & 2' (as compiled by John R. Angolia and published by the 'Roger James Bender-Publishing'-company in 1991 ie. 1992), both volumes in an overall very nice (and hardly used- ie. read-), condition. In my personal opinion are both books still the best reference-guides on the subject matter. Both books (which are the complete series) were published in the nineties (1991 ie. 1992) and were at that time the only reference-guides available. Both books come in a very nice and only minimally used condition. These mediu- format books (both sized: 23 x 15 cms.) have respectively 304 and 300 pages and are full of very interesting information - in English - and do contain numerous illustrations on the various HJ-uniforms- and insignia. Simply a great reference-series and a must for the serious HJ-collector. Nowadays a truly scarcely seen and desirable publication!
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