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Neat - and rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'Ärmelabzeichen für Angehörige des Sonderverband 287 ie. 288', being a virtually mint- ie. unissued example as executed in so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern

This is a truly rarely encountered and/or equally desirable WH (Heeres) 'BeVo'-woven armbadge that is known as: 'Ärmelabzeichen für Angehörige des Sonderverband 287/288', in overall very nice (and IMO virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. This special unit (ie. aka 'Sonderverband 288' was raised on July 1st, 1941 at Potsdam (near Berlin) and was composed of units from all over Germany. This unit simply named: '288' or: 'z.b.V. 288', was also known as: 'Combat Group Menton', after its commander. It originally contained crack-units from all branches of the German army: anti-tank men, mountain-troops, engineers, and eventually three of the new 'StuG. III' assault-guns. There was also a company of so-called: 'Brandenburgers', special troops trained for special operations behind enemy lines. These units were intended to prepare the way for the DAK as it flowed across the Nile and into the Middle East and on to India. Their most important component was a group of interpreters with their own printing presses. These men knew all the languages that would be needed, from Arabic and Persian dialects to Hindi, Urdi and Sanskrit. There was also a specialized group who had been trained to seize and rebuild the oil-fields of the region. When it became obvious that Rommel's rush to the Nile was not going to be a cake walk, the 288th minus its interpreters and technicians was sent to Africa as special reinforcements. During the 'Gazala Line' battles the '288th' saw action supporting the Italian 'Ariete' against the French forces defending Bir Hacheim at the southern tip of the British defenses. They also participated in the El Alamein battles, and the last of their 'StuG.IIIs' was left behind for the British to contemplate. By October 31, the 'Sonderverband 288' was reorganized and renamed: 'Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment “Afrika”. The armbadge on offer here is very nicely woven in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave technique and is a truly beautiful example of this fantastic technique. The badge is in a stonemint-/unissued condition and comes as 'straightly cut-of the role' (it is NOT trimmed nor folded). The badge on offer here is naturally a 100% period and/or genuine example for which I give a life-time garuantee. Simply a truly nice and rarely encountered WH (Heeres) armbadge!

Code: 39958Price:


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Superb - and very rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) aluminium-based- and/or golden-toned general-officers'-type breast-eagle, being a maker- (ie. 'A'-) marked piece as was intended for usage on the white summer tunics

This is a truly very attractive - and very rarely encountered! - WH (Luftwaffe) aluminium-based- and/or golden-toned general-officers'-type breast-eagle, being a very detailed and/or maker- (ie. 'A'-) marked piece as was specifically intended for usage on the white-coloured summer tunics, in overall very nice (IMO virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. The eagle - which is a very detailed and/or neatly maker- (ie. 'A'-) marked so-called: 'Assmann u. Söhne' piece - also bears the impressed 'D.R.G.M.'-patent-pending mark on its back (as can be seen on the pictures). It is constructed of very shiny (ie. off-factory polished!) aluminium-based metal: this typical glossy finish is also referred to as being: 'feuervergoldet'. The eagle - which has naturally a functional pin- and catch (-set-up) - has - as stated - great pronounced detail and was IMO never cleaned nor polished: it was IMO minimally or even not at all worn. As possibly known are also these breast-eagles regrettably copied (most times being the cast, iron- ie. aluminium ones which are clearly stamped 'A' (= Assmann) in the centre on the back: this one is as stated of course a 100% garuanteed and original example. The maker-mark (comprising of the 'A'-logo and/or 'D.R.G.M.'-text) is most certainly present (albeit vaguely visible) on the upper-right corner (visible on the back - see pictures). Simply a very decorative - and very rarely encountered! - general-officers'-type Luftwaffe breast-eagle as was produced by the 'Assmann'-company: only the first such rare example I ever had on offer!

Code: 39957Price: 475.00 EUR


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Superb - and truly rarely encountered! - JM/BDM (ie. 'Jungmädel' o. 'Bund Deutscher Mädel') hand-embroidered breast-badge as was intended for a: 'Gruppenführerin', who served within the 'Bann 76'), still retaining its period-applied 'RzM'-etiket

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - so-called: (ie. 'Jungmädel' o. 'Bund Deutscher Mädel') hand-embroidered breast-badge (ie. 'Schildförmiges Brustwappen für das dunkelblaue Dienstjackett'), as was intended for a: high-ranked BDM-leader (ie. 'Gruppenführerin'), who served within the 'Bann 76' (= 'Otto Blöcker - Hamburg-West'), still retaining its originally-applied 'RzM'-etiket, that comes in a very nice (ie. virtually mint- and/or never uniform-applied-), condition. The neat - and simply extraordinary detailed! - breast-badge - which is IMO of the '1938-pattern' and shows a period-attached 'RzM'-etiket ('L-Stück') - still shows it (also hand-embroidered) 'Bann-Nummer' (which is as possibly known sometimes removed on these badges). It is executed on the typical, blue-coloured and/or linnen-based cloth - and is approximately sized: 7,5 x 7 cms.: it has of course a 'buckram'-based 'backing' as to be expected. The details and craftmenship shown on this piece of hand-embroidered youth insignia is simply stunning and very pronounced. The badge does not show any attached stripe (ie. stripes) of silver-braid, signifying that it was intended for a female member with the (high!) rank of: 'Gruppenführerin'. The details and craftmenship shown on this neat female youth-badge that originates from a private house-hold are simply stunning and very pronounced. Simply a very attractive and unusally encountered HJ/BDM-related item!

Code: 39956Price: 395.00 EUR


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Superb - and truly rarely encountered! - JM/BDM (ie. 'Jungmädel' o. 'Bund Deutscher Mädel') hand-embroidered breast-badge as was intended for a: 'Hauptgruppenführerin', still retaining its period-applied 'RzM'-etiket

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - so-called: (ie. 'Jungmädel' o. 'Bund Deutscher Mädel') hand-embroidered breast-badge (ie. 'Schildförmiges Brustwappen für das dunkelblaue Dienstjackett'), as was intended for a 'Hauptgruppen- führerin', still retaining its originally-applied 'RzM'-etiket ('L-Stück'), that comes in a very nice (ie. virtually mint- and/or never uniform-applied-), condition. The neat breastbadge - being of the second- ie. war-time pattern as was introduced in 1943 - is approximately 7,5 x 7 cms. sized: it comes in a totally unworn condition and simply cannot be upgraded: it still shows its original paper-based 'RzM'-etiket attached and has a neat 'buckram'-based 'backing' as to be expected (see pictures). The badge is surrounded by a thin (single-based-) stripe of braid, signifying that it was intended for a female member with the rank of: 'Hauptgruppenführerin'. The details and craftmenship shown on this neat female youth-badge that originates from a private house-hold are simply stunning and very pronounced. Simply a very attractive and unusally encountered HJ/BDM-related item!

Code: 39955Price: 385.00 EUR


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Attractive, WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured- and steel-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its light-brown-coloured- and leather-based tab, being a marker- (ie. 'H. Aurich - Dresden'-) marked and/or: '1942'-dated example

This is a truly attractive - and IMO only minimally used- ie. worn - example of a WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured- and/or steel-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its light-brown-coloured- and leather-based tab, being a marker- (ie. 'H. Aurich - Dresden'-) marked and/or: '1942'-dated example, that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only minimally worn- ie. used-, condition. The buckle was IMO surely issued and/or used but was only minimally worn and still retains almost all of its regularly seen darker-blue-coloured and/or sprayed colour: just some normal scratches and/or minimal paint-loss is visible in the higher areas. The buckle is also a tiny bit dirty: it was however never cleaned nor polished. The leather tab is fully functional and is of course souple and/or nice. The shield-shaped 'H. Aurich - Dresden'-stamp (visible on the tab - see pictures) is showing the date '1942' (which is neatly 'dry-stamped' under the stamp as always). The buckle itself is not maker-marked (as is normal with buckles by this maker). It should be noted that a nice LW buckle in this minimally worn condition is nowadays quite hard to encounter: simply a very attractive example that is priced according to its overall nice and/or truly minimally used condition!

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Attractive, WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured- and steel-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its light-brown-coloured- and leather-based tab, being a marker- (ie. 'Assmann u. Söhne - Lüdenscheid'-) marked and/or: '1941'-dated example

This is a truly attractive - and IMO only minimally used- ie. worn - example of a WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured- and/or steel-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its light-brown-coloured- and leather-based tab, being a marker- (ie. 'Assmann u. Söhne - Lüdenscheid'-) marked and/or: '1941'-dated example, that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only minimally worn- ie. used-, condition. The buckle was IMO surely issued and/or used but was only minimally worn and still retains almost all of its regularly seen darker-blue-coloured and/or sprayed colour: just some normal scratches and/or minimal paint-loss is visible in the higher areas. The buckle is also a tiny bit dirty: it was however never cleaned nor polished. The leather tab is fully functional and is of course souple and/or nice. The oval-shaped 'Assmann u. Söhne - Lüdenscheid'-stamp (visible on the tab - see pictures) is showing the date '1941' (which is neatly 'dry-stamped' under the stamp as always). The buckle itself is not maker-marked (as is normal with buckles by this maker). It should be noted that a nice LW buckle in this minimally worn condition is nowadays quite hard to encounter: simply a very attractive example that is priced according to its overall nice and/or truly minimally used condition!

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Attractive, WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured- and steel-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its light-brown-coloured- and leather-based tab, being a marker- (ie. 'J.C. Maedicke - Berlin'-) marked and/or: '1941'-dated example

This is a truly attractive - and IMO only minimally used- ie. worn - example of a WH (Luftwaffe) blue-coloured- and/or steel-based belt-buckle that comes mounted on its light-brown-coloured- and leather-based tab, being a marker- (ie. 'J.C. Maedicke - Berlin'-) marked and/or: '1941'-dated example, that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only minimally worn- ie. used-, condition. The buckle was IMO surely issued and/or used but was only minimally worn and still retains almost all of its fairly dark-blue-coloured and/or sprayed colour: just some normal scratches and/or minimal paint-loss is visible in the higher areas. The buckle is also a tiny bit dity and shows some minimal rust-staining (ie. 'Flugrost') mainly on the inside: it was however never cleaned nor polished. The leather tab is fully functional and is of course souple and/or nice. The oval-shaped 'J.C. Maedicke'-stamp (visible on the tab - see pictures) is showing the date '1941' (which is neatly 'dry-stamped' in the centre of the stamp as always). The buckle itself is not maker-marked (as is normal with buckles by this maker). It should be noted that a nice LW buckle in this minimally worn condition is nowadays quite hard to encounter: simply a very attractive example that is priced according to its overall nice and/or truly minimally used condition!

Code: 39952Price: 175.00 EUR


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Attractive example of a non-marker-marked Iron Cross 1st class (ie. 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse') as was (IMO) produced by the 'Wilhelm Deumer'-company that comes stored in its original etui as issued

This is an attractive - albeit moderately issued ie. worn - example of a non-marker-marked Iron Cross 1st class (ie. 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse') as was (IMO) produced by the 'Wilhelm Deumer'-company that comes stored in its original etui as issued, in overall very nice- (ie. moderately used ie. worn-, condition. The magnetic cross - which is a typical, so-called: 'non-vaulted'-example as is more often observed by pieces by this maker - has a very nice age-patina and truly great pronounced detail. It has most certainly never been cleaned and shows the obvious signs of having been worn: the black-painted core retains most of its black-coloured (somewhat matted-) paint and shows a fair bit of its 'hochpolierte Kanten' (or polished sides). There is some minimal usage visible on the swastika-area (as is more often observed) simply caused by having been moderately worn. The (flute-shaped-) pin and regular catch are naturally also fully functional and in great shape. The piece has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. The - simulated leather and black-coloured - etui is also in an overall very nice (albeit equally used-) condition and shows only minimal wear ie. usage: the painted cross on the top is almost fully preserved (just some minimal scratches are noticable). Moreover, is the yellowish-, creme-coloured- and velvet-based lining totally undamaged and only shows minimal wear. The set - which is IMO of a fairly early-production - was never before in a collection and comes straight out of a private household. Simply a nice and collectable IC 1st class-set as was (IMO) produced by the desirable maker 'Wilhelm Deumer' based in the town of Lüdenscheid!

Code: 39951Price: 295.00 EUR


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Attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - enlisted-mens'- (ie. NCO-) type armband as was intended for usage by a member who served within the 'Sicherheitsdienst'- (ie. 'SD'-) related so-called: 'Schützmannschaften' (ie. 'Schuma')

This is an attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - enlisted-mens'- (ie. NCO-) type armband as was intended for usage by a member who served within the 'Sicherheits- dienst'- (ie. 'SD'-) related so-called: 'Schützmannschaften' (ie. 'Schuma'), being a piece that comes in a very nice (ie. IMO only minimally used- ie. worn-), condition. The piece is executed in typical green-coloured linnen and shows the text: 'Im Dienste der Sicherheitspolizei' printed in black as to be expected. The armband is a full-length- (ie. 32 cms.) sized example and has neatly 'finished borders' (executed in black-coloured-, linnen-based thread) as usual. It should be specifically mentioned that these notorious 'Schützmannschaften' (ie. 'Schuma') were staffed with men entirely coming from the Baltic states and had a very bad reputation. In any case is this a sound opportunity to acquire a neat SD-related armband for an IMO competitive price!

Code: 39950Price: 285.00 EUR


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Superb, 3-pieced grouping comprising of all three classes of the: 'Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter' (ie. bronze-, silver- and/or gold class mothers'-crosses) being all three mint-/unissued examples

I recently uncovered a small quantity (ie. 5 sets) of - fully identical and truly very nicely preserved - specimen of the German WWII-period-, so-called: 'Ehrenkreuze der Deutschen Mutter' (or bronze-, silver- and/or golden-class mothers'-crosses) all examples in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued-) condition. The awards are - as stated above - very attractive and neatly enamelled specimen that were simply never used nor issued. The awards have a fully preserved age-patina and have of course a pristine (ie. fully undamaged), colourful enamelled surface. Some minimal age, dust ie. staining is however visible and/or present, simply caused by decades of storage only. The pieces have most certainly never been cleaned nor polished and therefore are details and/or finish still very nice and/or crisp. They come still packed in their period piece of thin-shaped- and/or white- (ie. brownish-) coloured 'wrapping-paper' as delivered by the producing-company: they were never unpacked and come as found with their long-sized piece of ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') attached and still 'wrapped-around' them. The price is naturally per set comprising of three crosses. Simply a great occasion to acquire a complete set of virtually mint- ie. non-issued: 'Ehrenkreuze der Deutschen Mutter'!

Code: 39949Price: 165.00 EUR

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