Sold Gallery

These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' by 'Otto Klein & Co.'

'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' by 'Otto Klein & Co.'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or moderately used - example of a neatly maker- (ie. '134'-marked-) example of WH (Heeres, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe etc.) 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' (or DKiG ie. German Cross in gold) being a regular (ie. IMO 'lighter'-weight) piece that was with certainty produced by the: 'Otto Klein & Co.'-company as based in the town of Hanau and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit used- ie. moderately worn-), condition. The piece has a (fully preserved and totally undamaged!) enamelled surface (ie. swastika-area) that just shows some minimal wear and/or minimal scratches (something that can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some moderate age ie. wear but is totally void of any (real) damage. It shows a bright-golden-toned (ie. metal-based) wreath as to be expected. The award shows an attractive silver-coloured age-patina (it has not been cleaned and is still a bit dirty ie. stained) and retains all its four (fully unaltered and hollow-styled-) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '134' in place (present on the back of the cross) and comes as expected on its fully functional (and equally unaltered!) catch- ie. pin-set-up in place. Simply a very attractive - and naturally 100% genuine! - example of a high-class award - only second in grade to a Knights Cross or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes'! - that IMO is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning lighter-weight 'Otto Klein'-example that is actually hard to be upgraded and IMO accordingly priced!

 'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe'

'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe'

The very attractive 'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe' (or: civil-service honorary medal of the third class) is IMO executed in golden-coloured, 'Buntmetall'-based metal and is a very detailed and/or pronounced example that retains a fully preserved (and undamaged!) enamelled surface (as can be seen on the pictures). It came together with its original ribbon (ie. 'Bandabschnitt') and/or: medal-bar (ie. 'Feld- o. Bandspange') as issued and/or stored for decades. The award has a truly nice, somewhat 'shiny', age-patina and is also a tiny bit dirty but was IMO never cleaned nor polished (see pictures). The medal came together with its neatly pre-folded- and/or full-length (ie. 25 cms.-sized-) piece of (truly bright-red-coloured- ie. not-faded-) ribbon and accompanying 'Feld- o. Bandspange' (ie. single-pieced ribbon-bar) as issued and/or recently found. The medal was with certainty issued as such and was IMO hardly used nor even mounted: it was stored as such for decades. The set came stored in its (typical) bright-red-coloured- and semi-leather-based etui (that comes in an equally nicely preserved condition). I deem that this is a high-quality produced example as was produced by the famous maker: 'Gebr. Godet' based in the town of Berlin (something that can naturally be elaborated by the presence of the impressed makers'-stamp on the back of the etui (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply an attractive (and complete!) example of an attractive: 'Ehrenzeichen für deutsche Volkspflege 3. Stufe' that will be hard to be upgraded and that is accordingly priced!

 WH (Luftwaffe) 'Beobachter-Abzeichen'

WH (Luftwaffe) 'Beobachter-Abzeichen'

The IMO early- (ie.pre-) war period- and/or very detailed war-badge has IMO been moderately worn and comes naturally mounted on its fully functional (and fully unaltered) pin- and/or functional catch (ie. catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-black-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached copper-based rivets as is visible on the back). The badge truly retains most of its period finish but does show a minimally tarnished- (ie. typical 'Buntmetall'- ie. 'Tombak'-like-) age-patina as is more often encountered on these high-quality produced war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-signification (ie. 'A'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Assmann u. Söhne': the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a badge by this particular maker. The piece - which is IMO of the second pattern - is still somewhat stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bright silver-coloured wreath and/or bluish-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance. These attractive and early-period: ''Beobachter-Abzeichen' can easily be graded: 'scarce'!

 Waffen-SS Norwegian 'volunteer'-arm-shield

Waffen-SS Norwegian 'volunteer'-arm-shield

This is an attractive - and truly rarely seen! - example of a Waffen-SS, Norwegian 'volunteer'-arm-shield (ie. 'Ärmelschild') as was intended for usage by soldiers of (amongst others) the: '6. Gebirgs-Division der SS' (“Nord”) depicting the 'red/white/blue'-colours ie. Norwegian national flag and that comes in a virtually mint- (ie. unissued and IMO never tunic-attached-), condition: it does, however, show some minimal fraying on the sides (as is more often the case). The shield retains very vivid colours and is of the later (1943/1944-period-) type and most certainly originates from the famous 'Dachau' depots. It should be noted that the Norwegian 'Dachau-type'-arm-shields rank amongst the rarest of the extensive series. Simply a nice occasion to acquire a 100% guaranteed original, Norwegian-related volunteer-armshield that will be hard to be upgraded!

 Waffen-SS, EM-type buckle by: 'JFS'

Waffen-SS, EM-type buckle by: 'JFS'

The truly very attractive (and naturally steel-based-) belt-buckle comes in a minimally used ie. worn condition but still retains most of its original-applied silverish-coloured- and/or sprayed finish: the piece was simply moderately used and/or worn (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some minimal dirt and/or evident staining (it has however most certainly not been polished nor cleaned). The buckle has still a very detailed appearance and retains a very nice and/or decent, somewhat tarnished age-patina (see pictures). The buckle a is typical, maker- (ie. 'JFS'- ie. 'Josef Feix u. Söhne'-) marked example that shows the impressed 'JFS'-stamp (as can be seen on the pictures). As certainly known are these original, steel-based SS buckles nowadays getting really hard to find, especially if one prefers such a neat and/or only minimally used 'JFS'-example as the one on offer!

 WH (Heeres) officers-straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

WH (Heeres) officers-straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

This is a truly attractive - and/or fully matching and with certainty rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres) officers'-type-, 'cyphered' shoulderboard-pair (showing a rarely observed, regular-sized- and/or golden-toned 'GD'-cypher-pair attached!) as was intended for an: 'Oberleutnant eines Infanterie-Abteilungs' who served within the famous 'Gross-Deutschland'-division, and that comes in an overall very nice condition. The shoulder- boards - which are piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour - are (unusually!) executed in 'smooth-type' linnen-based material (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards - which are approximately 10,7 cms. sized each - have the greyish-coloured- (ie. truly sub-dued) 'upperdecks' and come mounted on their functional (small-sized- and equally linnen-based-) tongues attached. As stated above have the boards a pair of matching-, regular-sized- and/or neatly golden-toned- albeit somewhat tarnished 'GD'-cyphers and two (golden-toned-, regular-sized- and IMO zinc-based-) pips attached denoting the officers-rank of: 'Oberleutnant' (or: lieutnant first-class). The neat cyphers still retain both their original prongs in place and retain a nice golden-toned- ie. tarnished finish (see pictures). The pair was IMO issued but possibly never worn (as can be deducted from the present condition and not- or hardly used tongues). This pair originated from a larger cloth- ie. insignia-collection I recently acquired. Simply a very attractive and rarely encountered 'cyphered' officers'-type shoulderboard-pair that belonged to an infantry-officer who served within a famous WH 'elite'-regiment!

 'Ärmelstreifen': 'Afrikakorps'

'Ärmelstreifen': 'Afrikakorps'

This is a truly very attractive - and IMO issued and/or once tunic-attached - example of a WH (Heeres) cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') entitled: 'Afrikakorps', being a truly rarely seen example as executed in greyish-coloured lettering on a black-coloured linnen background (as was IMO exclusively produced for usage by the 'Panzer-Truppen') and that comes in an overall very nice- and/or non-shortened- ie. full-length, condition). The piece is as stated above never shortened and measures approximately 44 cms. in length. As usual, are both ends 'unfinished' and do show some normal ie. minimal fraying as to be expected (as can be seen on the pictures). This example was stored as such for years by the veteran to whom it was issued. The piece was never cleaned and shows some mininal age and/or staining simply caused by moderate wear and/or decades of storage: it was never in a collection before and came as such from a private household. These black-coloured 'Afrikakorps'-cuff-titles were IMO exclusively produced for usage by the 'Panzer-Truppen' (and were for example worn on the black-coloured 'Panzer', 'wrap-around'-tunics). Simply a superb and truly very rarely seen example of this desirable 'Afrikakorps'-cuff-title!

 WH (Heeres) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield

WH (Heeres) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield

This is a truly very attractive - and actually scarcely encountered! - WH (Heeres) 'Narvik'-campaign-shield, being a very detailed example as was executed in greyish-silver-toned (non-magnetic) metal (ie. 'Buntmetall') and that comes in an issued- (albeit IMO never worn- nor tunic-attached-), condition. The (naturally non-magnetic) shield comes complete with its original (presumably zinc-based-) 'back-plate' and retains all its four period-mounted prongs (of which all four of them are present and functional). Its period-backing (which was presumably constructed of a piece of field-grey-coloured 'Heeres'-type wool) is, however, missing (as can be seen on the pictures). The shield shows some normal aging and/or tarnish caused by years of storage but has nevertheless retained extraordinary detail. Most of its silver-toned finish has been nicely preserved as is not always the case (as can be seen on the pictures). The shield was with certainty never cleaned nor polished and comes as recently found at a private German household. Simply a very attractive and naturally 100% garuanteed original and IMO early-war-period, 'Heeres' 'Narvik'-campaign-shield that is IMO accordingly priced!

 EM-type-, Waffen-SS cuff-title: 'Westland'

EM-type-, Waffen-SS cuff-title: 'Westland'

This is a truly very attractive - and naturally 100% original and fairly rarely encountered! - early- (ie. mid-) war-pattern-, EM-type-, 'RzM'-pattern, Waffen-SS cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen') depicting the machine-woven Latin-script text in silver-greyish-coloured linnen and still retaining its period-attached 'RzM'-etiket as was intended for a member ie. European volunteer who served within the: 'SS-Regiment "Westland" (being a regiment within the '5. SS-Panzergrenadier-Division "Wiking") and that comes in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued- and/or never worn-), condition. The truly full-length cuff-title (approx. 48/49 cms. sized in length) has the typical reverse- and 7 silver-coloured 'strands' and shows all details of an original, period-produced specimen as to be expected. It shows the 'off-factory'-stitched ends. This cuff-title was with certainty never worn nor tunic-attached and can easily be graded 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'. It should be noted that this specific regimental cuff-title is one of the more rarely seen examples of the extensive SS-cuff-titles-series: it was (amongst others) extensively worn by the Dutch Waffen-SS volunteers. Simply a great opportunity to acquire an attractive and truly rarely encountered Waffen-SS 'RzM'-type cuff-title for a competitive price: I have seen these minty "Westland"-cuff-titles sell for much more than my asking-price!

 WH (Heeres) straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

WH (Heeres) straps: 'GrossDeutschland'

This is a truly very attractive - and matching and rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres), mid-war-period (ie. 'M43'-pattern-) neatly 'cyphered', NCO-type shoulderstraps, as piped in the white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for - and with certaintuy used by! - a: 'Feldwebel eines Inf.-Rgts. der “Grossdeutschland”-Division' (or: infantry-sergeant who with certainty served in an infantry-related unit within the “Grossdeutschland”-Division) and that comes in an overall very nice (albeit moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat and very desirable shoulderstraps - which have the 'standard'-pattern-, field-grey-coloured- and/or: woolen-based 'upperdecks' - have the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured- and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type piping attached. The straps which measure approximately 11,4 cms. in length each, come mounted on their functional tongues and come as stated above in a very nice, ie. fully 'text-book'-condition overall. The straps are a clear example of a 'standard-issued'-pattern pair and show a matching pair of (greyish-silver-toned- and zinc ie. 'Feinzink'-based-) so-called: 'GD'-cyphers attached (as can be seen on the pictures). Both cyphers retain their (period) prongs, however, one of the prongs comes loose from the 'cypher' (it is however still present as can be seen on the pictures). Next to this has this pair the (bright) silver-toned NCO-braid and two (matching and also zinc-based) pips attached denoting the NCOs-rank of: 'Feldwebel' (or sergeant). The straps come out-of my personal collection and show - as stated above - only moderate usage ie. wear (just some moderate age, dust and/or staining is visible and/or present). In any case is this a superb occasion to acquire a very attractive and desirable NCO-type, 'M43'-pattern and neatly 'cyphered', 'Infanterie'-related GD-shoulderstrap-pair: one of the nicest such “GD“-shoulderstrap-pairs I ever had on offer!

 WH (Heeres Panzer) 'T-shaped'-trapezoid

WH (Heeres Panzer) 'T-shaped'-trapezoid

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely seen! - example of a WH (Heeres) so-called: 'T-shaped'- (ie. 'M42-pattern'-) cap-eagle/cocarde (ie. 'Mützentrapez' or: trapezoid-shaped cap-eagle) as was specifically produced for usage on the (impopular) black-coloured, 'M-42'-model 'Panzer'-side-caps (ie. 'Schiffchen') and that comes in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued- and/or never cap-attached-), condition. The piece is neatly executed in so-called 'BeVo'-weave-pattern and was never confectioned nor cap-attached: it comes 'as straightly cut-off the role' and simply cannot be upgraded. The patch is executed in bluish-grey-coloured linnen on a typical, black-coloured (and/or also linnen-based-) background (as can be seen on the pictures). As most certainly known were these neat cap-trapezoids specifically produced for usage on the impopular 'M-42'-model side-caps (ie. 'Schiffchen') but were also used on the much more popular 'M43'-model 'Panzer'-caps (ie. 'Einheitsfeldmützen für Panzertruppen'). It should be noted that these 'M-42'-model 'Panzer'-side-cap-eagles rank amongst the most difficult to find specimen of the extensive series!

 Waffen-SS 'Kragenspiegelsatz Uscha.'

Waffen-SS 'Kragenspiegelsatz Uscha.'

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, enlisted-mens'- (ie. NCO-) pattern collar-tab set ('Kragenspiegelsatz') comprising of a runic tab and rarely seen rank-tab both examples as executed in so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern, that both come in an overall very nice- (ie. IMO issued-, worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. It should be noted that the ('BeVo'-woven) black-coloured- and/or linnen-based rank-tabs are x-times more rarely encountered than their runic counterparts and are nowadays almost impossible to encounter. The runes-tab has the white-couloured- and/or: 'Buckram'-based 'backing' whereas the rank-tab shows a (typical) brownish-couloured 'backing' something that is more often observed (as can be seen on the pictures). The rank-tab shows a tiny (pink-coloured) stain (as can be seen on the pictures). I know that this set is highly priced, but it should be noted that in 40 years of collecting, I have only encountered a handfull such (matching) sets. This set was found together as such and I will not separate them and therefore only sell them as a pair. The runic-tab shows a (period-attached-, zinc- ie. Feinzink- based-) pip, denoting that this set was intended to be used by a Waffen-SS-NCO ie. 'SS-Unterscharführer'. Without doubt a truly nice and rarely seen Waffen-SS rank-tab set!

 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen in Stoff'

'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen in Stoff'

This is a truly very attractive and/or pronounced, hand-embroidered example of an WH (Luftwaffe) so-called: 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' (or: pilots'-badge) that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used ie. IMO worn- and/or carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The attractive - and most certainly rarely encountered! - piece has simply extraordinary detail and is wonderfully executed in silver-braid: it is a clear example of the great crafmenship employed in the days. The award - which has been executed on fine-structured, LW-officers'-type wool - has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina' and is backed with black-coloured linnen (as more often). It originated from a private household in Germany and once belonged to a (regrettably) unidentified pilot. These cloth-based versions were preferred by the NCOs and/or officers 'stationed in the field' for obvious reasons. I should be also noted that these hand-embroidered versions are actually much more rarely encountered than their metal counterparts. Simply a very attractive example of this desirable Luftwaffe-award that is IMO priced according to its wonderful condition: I do not know another such beautiful example for sale!

 'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' by: 'A.G.M.u.K.'

'Nahkampfspange in Bronze' by: 'A.G.M.u.K.'

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!

 WH (LW) 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen'

WH (LW) 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen'

The very attractive - and truly rarely seen! - LW-war-badge truly retains most (ie. all!) of its period-applied finish but does show a minimally tarnished- (ie. typical 'Buntmetall'- ie. 'Tombak'-like-) age-patina as is more often encountered on these high-quality-produced Luftwaffe-war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-signification (ie. 'BSW'- so-called: 'Kleeblatt'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Brüder Schneider' based in the Austrian town of Wien (Vienna): the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a genuine badge by this particular maker. The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) truly bright-golden toned eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached- (and unaltered!) rivets (as is visible on the back). It retains a functional catch and typical pin (-set-up). The piece is just minimally stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bluish-coloured wreath and/or bright-golden-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance (and still retain most of their 'off-factory' high-polished sides ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). It should, moreover, be noted that these very attractive, 'Tombak'-based, 'Fallschirmschützen-Abzeichen' by the 'BSW'-company can easily be graded: 'very rare' and are not that easily encountered: I deem that I have priced this attractive piece according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or moderately used - example of a neatly maker- (ie. '20'-marked-) example of WH (Heeres, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe etc.) 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' (or DKiG ie. German Cross in gold) being a regular (ie. IMO 'heavy'-weight) piece that was with certainty produced by the: 'C.F. Zimmermann'-company as based in the town of Pforzheim and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit used- ie. moderately worn-), condition. The piece has a (fully preserved and totally undamaged!) enamelled surface (ie. swastika-area) that just shows some minimal wear and/or minimal scratches (something that can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some moderate age ie. wear but is totally void of any (real) damage. It shows a bright-golden-toned (ie. metal-based) wreath as to be expected. The award shows an attractive silver-coloured age-patina (it has not been cleaned and is still a bit dirty ie. stained) and retains all its four (fully unaltered and hollow-styled) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '20' in place (present on the inside of the flute-shaped pin) and comes as expected on its fully functional (and equally unaltered!) catch- ie. pin-set-up in place. Simply a very attractive - and naturally 100% genuine! - example of a high-class award - only second in grade to a Knights Cross or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes'! - that IMO is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning regular-weight 'Zimmermann'-example that is actually hard to be upgraded!

 'SS-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe'

'SS-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe'

The attractive (and/or non-maker-marked-) medal is a very attractive and/or truly detailed piece that retains almost all of its fairly 'frosted'-styled, darkened- and bronze-toned finish as issued. The medal - which is as always executed in so-called: 'Buntmetall' - comes together with its (as always fairly wide-sized-) cornflower-blue-coloured ribbon as to be expected. This ribbon measures approximately 17 cms. and does show some minimal staining: I deem that it was once mounted onto the ribbon but came in a nicely folded condition. The medal comes mounted on its typically shaped ring (ie. 'Tropfenöse') and has most certainly never been cleaned - it shows some minimal tarnish - and has an immaculate (ie. fully undamaged-) bronze-coloured age-patina (see pictures). Simply a very attractive example of the: 'SS-Dienstauszeichnung der 3. Stufe' that is almost impossible to be upgraded!

 Miniature: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Gold'

Miniature: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schw. in Gold'

This is a truly attractive - and actually very rarely encountered! - 20-mm.-sized miniature of a: 'Spanienkreuz mit Schwerten in Gold' (or: Spanish cross in gold with swords) being a very attractive non-maker-marked- and/or very detailed and pronounced example that comes in a wonderfull condition. The neat and very detailed 'Halbminiatur' - which comes mounted on its functional (copper-coloured- and long-sized-) pin is a superb golden-coloured- and/or pronounced (and 'Buntmetall'-based-) specimen that is constructed in multi-pieces (just as its regular-sized counterparts). The miniature award truly retains all of its golden-toned (ie. minimally darkened-) finish and is IMO only minimally worn (but was certainly never cleaned nor polished). The attractive piece originates from a private household in Germany and was never in collectors'-hands. Simply a superb example of this rarely encountered and/or very decorative miniature-award which is IMO accordingly priced!

 WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge

WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge

I recently uncovered a superb (ie. nicely period-folded- and/or confectioned-) example of a WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge, being an attractive and/or clearly tunic-removed example as executed in the 'BeVo'-weave-pattern and that comes mounted on its (cut-out!) piece of white-coloured-, linnen-based tunic-cloth. The piece is neatly executed in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern and does show some age, wear and/or minimal staining. These decorative (arm-)badges were worn on the right upper-sleeve by the troops that were attached to the various 'Ski-Jäger' (ie. rifle-) regiments (being some sort of mid-war-period-, mountain-troop-related, infantry-units). As probably known are these desirable 'Heeres' insignia-pieces heavingly copied and they exist even on a tropical- and/or even white-coloured background: these latter are pure fantasy-pieces and I deem only the model as offered here as the one that was truly issued and/or used. Naturally, will I provide a 100% life-time garuantee on the originality of this piece. I deem that I have priced this example according to its obvious rarity and/or desirability. Simply a great occasion to acquire a nicely folded- and/or confectioned example of a genuine WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge!

 Waffen-SS-type armshield entitled: 'Latvia'

Waffen-SS-type armshield entitled: 'Latvia'

This is a truly rarely encountered example of a so-called 'semi-BeVo'-pattern ie. 'Waffen-SS-type' armshield entitled: 'Latvia', as was intended for usage by the members of the so-called: 'Latvian Legion' and later the: '15. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS' (or: 'Lettische nr.1') that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used and clearly tunic-removed-), condition. The shield comes as stated above in a clearly used and/or tunic-removed condition (it is however not 'trimmed' but just folded into shape) and rates as one of the more difficult SS-type shields to encounter. The used 'weave' technique is very nice and similar to the German 'BeVo'-style technique. The shield shows some minimal wear and/or age and is minimally stained simply caused by moderated usage and/or wear. Simply a very nice and most certainly rarely encountered foreign-volunteer-related item: only the second such rare item I ever had on offer!

 WH 'A-Frame' (ie. 'Gefechts- or 'Sturmgepäck')

WH 'A-Frame' (ie. 'Gefechts- or 'Sturmgepäck')

This is a truly fantastic - albeit moderately used but nevertheless scarcely seen - early- (ie. mid-war-) period, specific 'tropical issued', WH 'A-Frame' (ie. 'Gefechts- or 'Sturmgepäck') that comes complete with all its cloth-based lashes, metal-loops and tan-coloured linnen-based straps present and in place. The frame - which was recently found at a private household - comes complete with its specific horizontally-mounted strap (as can be seen on the pictures). Of interest is, moreover, the fact that the frame is of the specific 'tropical'-version which saw usage within the 'Afrikakorps' (but saw usage throughout the war). The 'pack' is naturally fully functional and complete and does show a clearly visible (albeit hard to decyher albeit) readable date- ('1942') and producers'-stamp (as can be seen on the pictures). The 'pack' is only moderately used and does show some minimal (rust)staining but is totally void of any real damage. Both its metal rivets are original to the frame and are not re-mounted-, re-rivited or alike). This example was surely issued and/or used, and can IMO be graded as a truly DAK- (ie. 'Afrikakorps'-) related item. All metal parts still retain (most of) their greyish (anodized) finish but do show some minimal (rust)staining. The piece comes as stated above complete with its specific horizontally-mounted strap which was intended to hold the mess-tin. Simply a truly attractive and nowadays scarcely seen piece of 'tropical'-issued WH-equipment!

 Superb, WH (Kriegsmarine) golden-toned- and/or al

Superb, WH (Kriegsmarine) golden-toned- and/or al

This is a very difficult and scarce buckle to encounter: a truly very nicely preserved example of a WH (Kriegsmarine) bright-golden-toned- (ie. 'feuervergoldetes'), aluminium-based-, belt-buckle that comes mounted on its original leather-based 'tab', as was produced by the: 'R.S.& S.' (= 'Richard Sieper u. Söhne') company in 1938 and that comes in a very nice- (albeit minimally used- and/or worn- and regrettably incomplete- ie. slightly damaged-), condition. The company: 'R.S.& S. was IMO the only producer of this type of buckle. The buckle comes in a slightly used condition - showing some minimal wear and scratching as usually encountered - but still has truly most of its golden finish remaining (which is rarely the case!) and is in great shape overall: I would grade the piece as truly 'very nice'. As always, does the buckle bears the company logo: 'R.S. & S'. (as usual visible under the catch) and is just a bit dirty and was never cleaned nor polished. The (natural-coloured-) leather tab is also in a nice and/or souple condition: it bears the oval 'R.S.& S.'-production-stamp and shows a clear date: '1938' and is additionally stamped with a so-called: 'Marine-Abnahme'-stamp (being a small eagle-device with swastika as can be seen on the pictures). The tab shows some minimal staining but is fully souple and/or functional. Regrettably, is one of the (aluminium) 'belt-holder pins' missing ie. broken-off (as can be seen on the pictures). The buckle is expensive but is IMO still fully worth its money: it will be hard to find a better example for a better price!

 Waffen-SS 'Einheitsmütze für Pz-Besatzungen'

Waffen-SS 'Einheitsmütze für Pz-Besatzungen'

This is a very attractive and with certainty rarely found Waffen-SS 'Panzer'-item: a later-war-pattern-, black-coloured- and/or typical smooth-woolen-based so-called: Waffen-SS 'Panzer' M43-pattern field-cap (ie. 'Einheitsmütze für Panzerbesatzungen') that comes with its 'off-factory'-attached 'Mützentrapez' as found. The field-cap - which is in all facets a typical 'Dachau'-produced cap - retains a great shape and is fully 'text-book' in all facets: it comes in a 'virtually mint- ie. unissued'- and IMO never worn, condition. All details are 'text-book' for a 'Dachau'-made piece: the cap shows details such as the smaller-sized 'side-loops', the two black-coloured- and 'Bakelite'-based cap-buttons, the greyish-blue-coloured- and linnen-based lining (as executed in so-called: 'fishbone'-pattern) and the typical not covered (and 'hard carton'-based) underside of the visor. The cap is larger-sized (and measures '59' cms.) - something that is also clearly ink-stamped in the lining - and will as such certainly fit a mannequins'-head. The black-coloured so-called: 'RzM'-pattern, 'pirate'-trapezoid is stitched-onto the cap by using 'zig-zag'-pattern stitching: of course, was this 'factory done' and was the lining later attached (so no stitching is visible on the inside). The piece was IMO never worn but does show some minimal storage-staining only. Simply a truly fantastic Waffen-SS 'Panzer'-type M43-cap for which I naturally provide a life-time garuantee on its originality. I have IMO priced this example accordingly to its rarity and/or unmistaken desirability!

 'Allgemeine-SS'-related 'Armbinde'

'Allgemeine-SS'-related 'Armbinde'

This is a very attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - example of an IMO early-war- (ie. 'pre-war'-) period, 'Allgemeine-SS'-related armband (as was used on the various black-coloured uniforms) being of the neat - and not that often encountered! - 'partly-woven'-type in a technique similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern and that comes in an overall very nice- (IMO hardly used ie. worn-), condition. These linnen-based armbands were 'standard-issue' for usage by the various 'Allgemeine-SS'-members and/or officials and were worn on the left upper-arm. This example - having a total size of 36 cms. and is 11,5 cms. wide as more often - is constructed from bright-red-coloured- (and somewhat course-like) linnen and shows a neatly (inter-woven-) so-called: 'swastika'-roudel and two horizontally mounted, black-coloured 'stripes' (all being executed in a technique similar to the 'BeVo'-weave pattern). The black-coloured swastika is woven onto a white coloured- and linnen-based roundel (see pictures). This example is void of an interwoven maker- and/or patent-pending- marking and is not ink-stamped (something that is more often encountered). The piece is very nicely made and shows only moderate age, staining and/or minimal wear (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a very nice and desirable 'variant'-pattern, 'Allgemeine-SS'-related item that is IMO accordingly priced!

 Dutch-produced, early-pattern armshield

Dutch-produced, early-pattern armshield

This is an attractive - and truly rarely encountered! - example of a (presumably) Dutch-produced, example of an early-pattern- ('pointed styled') Waffen-SS 'volunteer' arm-shield (ie. 'Ärmelschild'), as was intended for usage by the Waffen-SS soldiers of the: 'Frw. Legion ''Niederlande'' (and that was worn throughout the war) depicting the: 'orange/blue/white'-colours (ie. Dutch national flag) and that comes in a very nice- and/or clearly tunic-removed, condition. The shield is (IMO) of the early (1941/1942-period-) type and was as stated, clearly issued and worn (it also shows two tiny moth-damaged areas in the black-coloured rim as can be seen on the pictures). I have various, similar examples in my own, personal collection. It should be noted that these early-pattern- ('pointed styled') can be easily considered 'very rare': this is only the third such desirable example I ever had on offer. Simply a nice occasion to acquire a 100% guaranteed original- and truly used Dutch-related, early-pattern volunteer-armshield!

 'BeVo'-armshield entitled: 'Freies Arabien'

'BeVo'-armshield entitled: 'Freies Arabien'

This is a truly superb - and extremely rarely encountered! - example of a colourfull, 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Freies Arabien', as was intended for usage by the volunteers within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' (ie. within the: 'Arabisches Legion'), in overall very nice (ie. virtually mint/unissued-) condition. The shield is in a mint, unissued condition but does show some minimal age and/or staining and minimal fraying on both bottom and/or top (simply caused by storage and having been handled over the years). These - original - 'official' German produced arm-shields as executed in the 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'!) are considered extremely rare: only a handfull of these insignia are known to exist to date. The piece is void of any damage and comes as straightly 'cut-of the role'. The piece shows the Arabian national colours with above the text: 'Freies Arabien' woven in arabic script: on the bottom it shows the wording: 'Freies Arabien' in German language. These armshields rank amongst the rarest ones out of the colourfull series and are almost never offered for sale. I have seen these sell for much more than my asking-price and deem therefore that this superb example is accordingly priced: simply a great occasion to acquire one of the most rarely seen German volunteer-shields!

 WH (LW) ie. 'Fallschirmjäger'-related ID-disc

WH (LW) ie. 'Fallschirmjäger'-related ID-disc

This is an attractive - and actually rarely encountered! - example of a greyish-silver-coloured- and/or zinc-based, WH (Luftwaffe-) ie. 'Fallschirmjäger'-related ID-disc, bearing the clearly stamped- and/or: 'coded' unit-designation: '210630' (and as such belonging to a soldier who served within the: '13./Fallsch.-Jäger Ers.u.Ausb. Rgt. 3') that comes stored in its genuine-leather-based pouch as worn and/or stored for decades. The disc comes in an overall very nice (albeit clearly used ie. worn-), condition (and is executed in an attractive letter-type!) and shows the clear evidence of having been used ie. worn (see pictures). The disc is void of a bearers'-blood-group-type (something that was more often seen on these 'coded' ID-discs but came mounted on the remains of its period cord). The disc was never cleaned nor polished (it is still a tiny bit stained and/or dirty). The pouch is also clearly worn (and is somewhat stained): it is, however, still fully functional. The set originates from a private household in Germany where it was recently uncovered. Simply a very attractive and honest 'coded' WH (Luftwaffe-) ie. 'Fallschirmjäger'-related ID-disc that might merit some further investigative work and that is IMO accordingly priced!

 Field-grey- (ie. light-green-) coloured 'Fez'

Field-grey- (ie. light-green-) coloured 'Fez'

This is a truly superb - and rarely encountered! - example of a field-grey- (ie. light-green-) coloured and woolen-based Waffen-SS so-called: 'Fez', having a neat - and fully matching! - set of silver-grey-coloured: 'BeVo'-insignia originally attached and that comes in an overall very nice (IMO virtually mint-/unissued), condition. The attractive and desirable piece - which is fairly sized and will fit any mannequin - shows an inked size-stamp (that reads: '58') and has a complete and nicely shaped, dark-green-coloured so-called: 'Tassel' in place and is void of any wear nor damage. The bluish-grey coloured (semi-leather-based) sweatband is void of any marking (as is more often observed). Both - naturally fully matching - 'BeVo'-type insignia are originally (ie. 'off-factory') applied (by machine-stitching using green- ie. black coloured thread). Of specific interest is, moreover, the fact that this example shows a (highly desirable!) medium-sized skull ('Totenkopf') attached. These neat and unusual head-gear-pieces were intended for the Waffen-SS volunteers in the later-war SS-divisions such as the: '13. Waffen-Gebirgs-Division der SS' “Handschar“ (or: 'kroatische Nr. 1'). This piece originates almost certainly from the 'Dachau'-depots from where it was taken as a 'war-souvenir' by a US soldier in 1945. It should be noted that these field-grey- ie. green-coloured examples are said to be intended for front-usage (whereas their maroon-coloured counterparts were more intended as some sort of dress-headgear). In any case are these field-grey ie. green-coloured examples much harder to find and can be easily graded 'rare' and desirable. This is just the second such neat example I ever had on offer. Simply a very nice and decorative piece of genuine Waffen-SS headgear: simply impossible to upgrade this example!

 WH (Heeres-'Panzer') 'Schiffchen'

WH (Heeres-'Panzer') 'Schiffchen'

The attractive side-cap (ie. 'Schiffchen') is executed in 'regular'-type-, black-coloured-, 'Heeres'-pattern woolen-based cloth ie. wool and truly shows no damage whatsoever and is very nicely maker-marked (ie. blue-ink-stamped-) with the maker-designation: 'Schmatz & Co. - Wien' and/or: clearly size-stamped '58' as stated above (see pictures). The cap is a regular-sized example and measures 58 cms. (which is a size that would easily fit a mannequins'-head as can be seen on the pictures) and shows a (matching-, greyish-coloured-) and/or: neatly 'BeVo'-woven eagle and/or dito cocarde attached (ie. being period-attached by hand as more often encountered - see pictures). The side-cap shows a neat-, typical greyish-coloured- and/or: fairly 'matted'-type lining (which is standard for these Pz-caps) and shows two unaltered (metal-based-) vent-holes (which are still black-coloured on the outside - see pictures). The cap - which originates from a private household in Germany and that was never before part of a collection - shows only minimal staining and/or age (IMO just caused by decades of storage and/or minimal wear) but truly retains all its woolen-based 'nap'. The cap misses a 'Soutache'-winkel (ie. branchcolour-chevron) which was IMO once there but that has been period-removed: the minimal remains of the pink-coloured 'Soutache'-winkel are still visible on the inside (something that I have observed before). Simply an attractive and naturally 100% genuine example of an (IMO) early- ie. mid-war-period- and/or : 'standard-pattern'-, black-coloured-, Heeres-'Schiffchen' that belonged to a 'Panzer'-soldier ie. NCO and that is very hard (ie. impossible) to be upgraded!

 Officers'-pattern, WA-SS 'flatwire'-woven cap-set

Officers'-pattern, WA-SS 'flatwire'-woven cap-set

The very attractive Waffen-SS officers'-pattern insignia-set on offer here so-called: flat-wire 'BeVo'-weave pattern (and is executed in shiny, silver-coloured thread on a black-coloured- and/or: linnen-based background). As such, it can naturally easily be mounted on any Waffen-SS officers'-pattern side-cap (ie. 'Offiziersschiffchen') (or even 'M43'-officers'-type-cap ie. 'Einheitsfeldmütze'). The skull - which is of the desirable pattern showing the golden-yellow-toned 'fortification'-threads on its back - comes in virtually mint- ie. unissued condition and comes 'as straigthly cut-off the role'. The cap-eagle comes in an equally non-confectioned- ie. never cap-attached condition and also comes as 'straightly cut of the role': the eagle has, however, been removed from an album or scrap-book as the tiny glue- and/or carton-remains on the back suggest (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some tiny holes on its backing and comes a tiny bit stained (simply caused by years of storage only). Both rare insignia-pieces in the set were of course never cap-attached. It should be noted that these original Waffen-SS-related officers'-pattern head-gear-sets as executed in flat-wire 'BeVo'-weave pattern are almost impossible to find and can nowadays easily be graded 'very rare'. I have seen these sets sell for much more than my asking-price!

 Shoulderboards: 'Oberleutnant Wachbtl. Berlin'

Shoulderboards: 'Oberleutnant Wachbtl. Berlin'

This is a very attractive - and fully matching and rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres) neatly 'cyphered', officers'-type shoulderboards as piped in the white- ('weisser'-) coloured branchcolour, as was intended for usage by an: 'Oberleutnant u. Mitglied des Wachbatallions Berlin' (or: lieutnant first-class who served within the famous guard-batallion based in the town Berlin) and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit IMO minimally used ie. worn-), condition. The boards - which measure approximately 11,5 cms. in length each and that have somewhat 'sub-dued'-, silver-coloured 'upperdecks' - are IMO only moderately used and shows some minor wear, age and/or minimal staining. The boards come without tongue and were with certainty worn as a pair of 'sew-in'-type (as can be seen on the pictures). The boards show the neat (Gothic-styled-, regular-sized-, golden-toned and/or: 'Buntmetall'-based-) so-called: 'W'-'cyphers' and one pip each attached, denoting the officers'-rank of: 'Oberleutnant'. All four devices are IMO executed in 'Buntmetall'-based-metal and show some minimal age ie. tarnish: they have, however, maintained a neat and somewhat 'frosted' appearance. The pair came with a pair of silver-toned, 'screw-on'-buttons ('Schraubknöpfe'). Simply a very attractive, 'cyphered', 'Infanterie'-related officers'-type shoulderboard-pair that once belonged to an: 'Oberleutnant u. Mitglied des Wachbatallions Berlin': I deem that I have priced this superb pair according to its comparitive rarity and/or desirability!

 WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge

WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge

I recently uncovered a superb (ie. nicely period-folded- and/or confectioned-) example of a WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge, being an attractive and/or clearly tunic-removed example as executed in the 'BeVo'-weave-pattern and that comes mounted on its (cut-out!) piece of white-coloured-, linnen-based tunic-cloth. The piece is neatly executed in the so-called: 'BeVo'-weave pattern and does show some age, wear and/or minimal staining. These decorative (arm-)badges were worn on the right upper-sleeve by the troops that were attached to the various 'Ski-Jäger' (ie. rifle-) regiments (being some sort of mid-war-period-, mountain-troop-related, infantry-units). As probably known are these desirable 'Heeres' insignia-pieces heavingly copied and they exist even on a tropical- and/or even white-coloured background: these latter are pure fantasy-pieces and I deem only the model as offered here as the one that was truly issued and/or used. Naturally, will I provide a 100% life-time garuantee on the originality of this piece. I deem that I have priced this example according to its obvious rarity and/or desirability. Simply a great occasion to acquire a nicely folded- and/or confectioned example of a genuine WH (Heeres) 'Ski-Jäger'-armbadge!

 'Allgemeine-SS Ärmelraute'

'Allgemeine-SS Ärmelraute'

This is a really stunning - and truly rarely encountered! - so-called: 'Allgemeine-SS' sleeve-diamond (ie.: 'Ärmelraute), as was worn by the members of the 'foreign', political- and/or black-uniformed 'Allgemeine' SS-units in both Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands and that comes in a very nice (ie. virtually mint-/unissued- and/or never tunic-attached), condition. The piece which was never worn nor issued (and that does not show any major oxidation nor damage or alike) is executed in the neat black-coloured- and/or smooth- (ie. 'moleskin'-) type wool and shows the hand-embroidered SS-runes as to be expected: the shown craftmanship on the hand-embroidery is really stunning and/or pronounced. The piece - which is neatly 'backed' with the brownish-coloured 'buckram'-based material is moreover neatly 'piped' with twisted, black-/silverish-coloured braid (as can be seen on the pictures). It comes with it originally attached-, paper-based 'RzM'-etiket (see pictures'). One and other proves that it deals with an 'official'- and/or German-produced specimen that was worn by the 'foreign' ie. political and/or black-uniformed 'Allgemeine SS' formations in both Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. Simply a fantastic and truly rarely encountered piece of SS-cloth-insignia that simply cannot be upgraded!

 WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen'

WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen'

The IMO early- (ie. mid-) war period- and/or very detailed war-badge has IMO been moderately worn and comes naturally mounted on its fully functional (and fully unaltered) pin- and/or functional catch (ie. typical catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached- (and unaltered!) rivets (as is visible on the back). The badge truly retains most of its period finish but does show a minimally tarnished- (ie. typical 'Buntmetall'- ie. 'Tombak'-like-) age-patina as is more often encountered on these high-quality produced Luftwaffe war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-signification (ie. 'B&N - L'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'Berg u. Nolte' based in the town of Lüdenscheid: the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a genuine badge by this particular maker. The piece is just minimally stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bright silver-coloured wreath and/or bluish-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance (and still retains a fair bit of its high-polished sides ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). It should be noted that these attractive, 'Tombak'-based, LW-'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' by the 'Berg u. Nolte'-company can easily be graded: 'scarce' and are not that easily encountered: I deem that I have priced this attractive piece according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen'

WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen'

The IMO fairly early- (ie. mid-) war period- and/or very detailed war-badge has IMO been moderately worn and comes naturally mounted on its fully functional (and fully unaltered) pin- and/or functional catch (ie. typical catch set-up). The award shows a 'separately'- (and/or very detailed!) bluish- ie. darker-greyish-coloured eagle-device attached (by means of two firmly attached- (and unaltered!) rivets (as is visible on the back). The badge truly retains most of its period finish but does show a minimally tarnished- (ie. typical 'Buntmetall'- ie. 'Tombak'-like-) age-patina as is more often encountered on these high-quality produced Luftwaffe war-badges. The badge shows a clear makers-mark-signification (ie. 'C.E. Juncker - Berlin SW'-logo) and is in all respects thus an example (of the second pattern) that can be attributed to the desirable maker: 'C.E. Juncker' based in the town of Berlin: the award shows naturally all the specific details as known for a genuine badge by this particular maker. The piece is just minimally stained ie. dirty but has IMO never been cleaned: the bright silver-coloured wreath and/or bluish-coloured eagle-device both retain a very nice albeit minimally tarnished appearance (and still retains a fair bit of its high-polished sides ie. 'hochpolierte Kanten'). The piece came stored in its period (and nicely preserved!) etui that come in a fully functional condition. This etui shows a fully preserved (velvet-based) inner-lining and shows the (fully preserved!) golden-toned text on its top. It should be noted that these attractive, 'Tombak'-based, LW-'Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen' by the 'Juncker'-company can easily be graded: 'scarce' and are not that easily encountered: I deem that I have priced this attractive piece according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 'Totenkopf für Schirmmütze' - 'RzM 254/42'

'Totenkopf für Schirmmütze' - 'RzM 254/42'

This is a very attractive - and extremely rarely encountered! - early-period-, 'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull (ie. 'Totenkopf für Schirmmütze') being a very detailed- and/or maker- (ie. 'RzM 254/42'-) marked example as was executed in silver-coloured metal (ie. 'Buntmetall') and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. This example is neatly maker-marked: 'RzM 254/42' on its back and is thus a (very early!) piece that was produced by the company: 'Deschler u. Söhne' based in the town of München and is naturally a piece of unquestionable originality. The detailed - and pronounced! - cap-skull was most certainly once worn - is only moderately used and has an almost fully preserved silver-coloured surface that still shows excellent detail: it just shows some minimal age- and/or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece comes naturally mounted on both its (period-attached- and/or never altered- nor damaged) prongs and can as such easily be re-mounted onto a visor-cap. The piece originates from my private collection and was found at a private household years ago. Simply a very nice - and with certainty extremely rarely! - encountered piece of early-period- and genuine SS cap-insignia that is IMO accordingly priced!

 Pair of tropical EM-straps 'Artillerie'

Pair of tropical EM-straps 'Artillerie'

This is a truly very attractive - and rarely encountered and/or almost matching! - pair of (IMO fairly early-war period ie. truly 'DAK'- or: 'Deutsches Afrika Korps'- related-) WH (Heeres) enlisted-mens-type, standard-issued 'tropical'-pattern shoulderstraps, as piped in the neat bright-red (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured branchcolour, as were intended for - and most certainly worn by! - a: 'Soldat der Artillerie-Truppen' (or simple soldier who served within the army artillery-troops), in overall nice- (albeit moderately used ie. clearly worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which are as stated above almost matching in execution and/or style - measure approximately 11,2 cms. in length each. Both straps have the typical brownish-green- (ie. tropical-) coloured and/or linnen-based, 'upperdecks' (and field-grey-coloured woolen 'backings'- and/or: 'ribbed-cord'-type tongues as more often) and have the neat and desirable bright-red (ie. 'hochroter'-) coloured branchcolour and/or desirable 'silk-like'-type piping. The pair - which is as stated almost matching but that was constructed from slightly differently styled tropical cloth - comes mounted on its functional tongues and comes as most certainly worn and/or stored as such for decades. The pair was recently found at a private household and was never before in a collection: it had IMO once two pairs of pips attached (which is naturally incorrect for this EM-rank). The neat set was always together and was most certainly worn as such. The set is just a tiny bit dirty ie. stained and shows the clear evidence of having been moderately used and/or worn (it has minimally been faded due to obvious sunlight and does show some minimal rust-staining). It should be noted that all (genuine!) tropical- ie. 'DAK'-related- shoulderstraps are very hard to encounter and can easily be graded 'very rare': most of the pairs offered today are regrettably copies. I am aware of the fact that they are highly priced something that is IMO according to their unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull marked: 'RzM M1/24'

'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull marked: 'RzM M1/24'

This is a very attractive - and actually rarely encountered! - 'Waffen-SS' visor-cap skull (ie. 'Totenkopf für Schirmmütze') being a very detailed- and/or maker- (ie. 'RzM M1/24'-) marked example as was executed in silver-coloured alluminium and that comes in an overall very nice- (IMO minimally used- and/or worn-), condition. This example is neatly maker-marked: 'RzM M1/24' on its back and is thus a piece that was produced by the 'Overhoff u. Cie.'-company and is naturally a piece of unquestionable originality. The detailed - and pronounced! - cap-skull was IMO once worn - is only moderately used and has an almost fully preserved silver-coloured surface that still shows excellent detail: it just shows some minimal age- and/or staining (as can be seen on the pictures). The piece comes naturally mounted on both its (period-attached- and/or never altered- nor damaged) copper-toned prongs and can as such easily be re-mounted onto any visor-cap. The piece originates from my private collection and was found at a private household years ago. Simply a very nice - and with certainty extremely rarely! - encountered piece of genuine SS cap-insignia that is IMO accordingly priced!

 WH (LW) tropical cap-eagle

WH (LW) tropical cap-eagle

This is possibly one of the rarest WH (Luftwaffe) 'BeVo'-woven cap-eagles to encounter on todays'-market: a truly attractive (and cap-removed!) example of the WH (Luftwaffe) neatly 'BeVo'-woven- and/or tropical-issued cap-eagle as was specifically designed for usage on the tropical LW so-called: 'Hermann Meyer'-field-caps. The piece on offer here clearly issued and carefully cap-removed (it was carefully pre-folded but not 'trimmed' and is just a bit wrinkled and minimally stained). This is only the third such rare piece I ever had on offer: I deem that its high asking-price is accordingly for this extremely rarely found cap-badge. Caps without insginia are sometimes offered for sale: the specific inisignia are as far as I know almost never offered for sale. Simply a superb and very desirable LW-cap-eagle!

 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' in 'Überkarton'

'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' in 'Überkarton'

This is a truly very attractive - and/or hardly worn- ie. never used- example of an: 'Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse' (or: Iron Cross 1st class) being an attractive and neatly maker- (ie. '15'-) marked example as was produced by the desirable Austrian maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'Friedrich Orth' and that comes stored in its original, simulated leather-based etui and still retaining its (rarely seen!) 'Überkarton' as issued and/or recently found and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. hardly- or even never worn-), condition. The non-magnetic cross has a superb age-patina and retains truly great detail: the black-coloured core shows no rust nor damage whatsoever: the (somewhat 'matted') black painted core is truly fully preserved without showing any (paint) damage. The piece retains, moreover, most of its so-called: 'hochpolierte Kanten' (as can be seen on the pictures). The (flute-shaped) pin and catch (ie. set-up) are naturally unaltered and/or fully functional. The etui comes also in a very fine and complete condition: the silver-rimmed cross that figures on the etui's-top is in very nice and totally undamaged condition whereas the off-white- (ie. yellowish-coloured-) and/or felt-like interior is also present and in place (it does show some minimal age and/or staining). The cross - which is a non-vaulted example as more often - is as stated above - a neatly maker- (ie. '15'-) marked example that was produced by the desirable Austrian maker 'Friedrich Orth' based in the town of Wien (ie. Vienna). Of great interest is moreover the fact that this example came with its bright orange-coloured- (and rarely seen!) 'Überkarton' (which shows some regular age and/or staining and that misses two of its inner-flaps). It also does show some pencilled (albeit hard to decyher) text that reads: 'Obergefr…..' (or alike). Simply a very attractive - and fully matching! - IC1-set that was never before in a collection and that is priced according to its rarity and/or desirability!

 Officers'-pattern cuff-title: 'Nordland'

Officers'-pattern cuff-title: 'Nordland'

This is a truly very attractive - and naturally 100% original and with certainty very rarely encountered - Waffen-SS, officers'-pattern cuff-title (ie. 'Ärmelstreifen für Offiziere') as was executed in so-called: 'flat-wire, BeVo-weave'-pattern, as was intended for officers serving within the: '11. SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadier-Division' “Nordland” and that comes in an overall very nice- (ie. clearly used- and carefully tunic-removed-), condition. The cuff-title has been period-shortened and measures approx. 37 cms. in length: it shows the typical 'salt and pepper'-reverse and shows all details of an original, period specimen. This band was with certainty produced by the 'Bandfabrik Ewald Vorsteher' (ie. 'BeVo') based in the town of Wuppertal (something that is 'standard' with flat-wire-woven examples). This cuff-title is a 100% text-book - and as stated above - original example as executed in the Roman-style script that originates from a US-veteran who 'liberated' this piece in 1945. The piece shows some truly minimal staining and age and was as stated above once tunic-attached: it shows some age and or staining and shows a tiny piece of the period-attached 'RzM'-etiket (as can be seen on the pictures). Simply a great opportunity to acquire a very attractive - and rarely encountered! - Waffen-SS, officers'-pattern and 'BeVo-Metallfaden-gewebtes'-type cuff-title for a competitive price!

 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze'

'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze'

This is a truly superb, so-called: 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze' (or: bronze class sub-marine combat-clasp) being a neatly maker-marked- and/or minimally converse-shaped version that is neatly marked on the back with the makers'-signification: 'Entw. Peekhaus Berlin - Ausf.Schwerin Berlin S.W.' and that comes in an overall very nice (and IMO only moderately used ie. worn-), condition. The neat piece - which has a very detailed and/or pronounced appearance - is as stated a maker-marked version bearing the makers'-signification on the back that reads: 'Entw.Peekhaus Berlin - Ausf.Schwerin Berlin S.W.'. The 'Spange' (or clasp) which is executed in zinc-based metal (ie. 'Feinzink') is as stated a bit converse-shaped and shows a neat flute-shaped- and/or copper-toned- specific pin (aka: 'gekehlte Nadel') and or typical catch: both which are of course present, unaltered and of course still functional. The clasp retains almost all of its original-, fairly darker-coloured and/or golden-bronze-toned finish and has IMO never been cleaned nor polished. Simply a superb examle of a 'U-Bootfrontspange in Bronze': it should be noted that original examples of this neat award are nowadays getting hard to get. I deem that I priced this attractive example according to its great and/or fully untouched condition!

 RDJ hunting-bugle or horn (ie. 'Jagdhorn')

RDJ hunting-bugle or horn (ie. 'Jagdhorn')

This is a truly very interesting - and possibly even unique! - German Third-Reich-period- (albeit having a US-produced mouth-piece!) hunting-bugle or horn (ie. 'Jagdhorn') being a genuine-silver-based example that belonged to a a member who served within the: 'Reichsbund Deutsche Jägerschaft' (ie. 'RDJ') and that comes in an overall very nice (and still fully functional-), condition. The piece - which is rather small-sized and measures approximately 21 x 11 cms. - is a high-quality piece that shows a (detachable) mouth-piece that shows a clear markers'-designation that reads: '15 - Vincent Bach Corp. - Mt. Vernon - NY' (as is visible around its top). The horn - which shows some minimal dented areas and that is a bit tarnished - shows a (period-attached) and IMO also genuine-silver-based) so-called: 'Reichsbund Deutsche Jägerschaft'-device (showing a swastika and andler) attached on its end (as can be seen on the pictures). I deem that this is a very attractive piece that presumably can be dated in the late thirties and that served as a hunting-price or souvenir. I deem that this very attractive and unusual piece is accordingly priced!

 WH (Kriegsmarine): 'U-Bootkriegsabzeichen'

WH (Kriegsmarine): 'U-Bootkriegsabzeichen'

The truly very atractive and typical 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'-) based badge is as stated a nicely maker-marked- and very detailed example that comes in a very nicely preserved condition. It is as such, a typical example that was produced by the desirable maker (ie. 'Hersteller'): 'Schwerin' based in the town of Berlin. The piece has a very attractive age-patina and retains most (ie. all) of its period-applied golden-toned finish (and still shows its off-factory 'hochpolierte Kanten' (ie. polished sides). The piece shows, moreover, extraordinary detail and comes naturally mounted on its functional (flute-shaped- and/or golden-toned-) pin- and/or typical - early-pattern! - catch(-set-up) which are both fully unaltered and of course fully functional. The badge has IMO never been cleaned nor polished and is still a tiny bit dirty ie. stained. Simply a very attractive - and with certainty scarcely seen! - 'U-Bootkriegsabzeichen' that was never before in collectors'-hands and that is IMO accordingly priced!

 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold'

This is a truly very attractive - albeit clearly issued and/or moderately used - example of a neatly maker- (ie. '20'-marked-) example of WH (Heeres, Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe etc.) 'Deutsches Kreuz im Gold' (or DKiG ie. German Cross in gold) being a (light-weight) piece that was with certainty produced by the: 'C.F. Zimmermann'-company as based in the town of Pforzheim and that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit used- ie. moderately worn-), condition. The piece has a (fully preserved!) enamelled surface (ie. swastika-area) that just shows some minimal wear and/or minimal scratches (something that can be seen on the pictures). The piece shows some moderate age ie. wear but is totally void of any (real) damage. It shows a bright-golden-toned (ie. metal-based) wreath as to be expected. The award shows an attractive silver-coloured age-patina (it has not been cleaned and is still a bit dirty ie. stained) and retains all its four (fully unaltered) rivets in place. The award shows a clearly present maker-designation '20' in place (present on the back of the flute-shaped pin) and comes as expected on its fully functional (and equally unaltered!) catch- ie. pin-set-up in place. Simply a very attractive - and naturally 100% genuine! - example of a high-class award - only second in grade to a Knights Cross or 'Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes'! - that IMO is accordingly priced. Simply a stunning light-weight 'Zimmermann'-example that is actually hard to be upgraded!

 'Schiffchenadler für Generale des Heeres'

'Schiffchenadler für Generale des Heeres'

This is a truly very attractive - and with certainty very rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres), general-officers'-pattern cap-eagle (ie. 'Schiffchenadler für Generale des Heeres') as was executed in golden-coloured, so-called: 'BeVo-flatwire-weave'-pattern on a darker-green-coloured- and linnen-based background and that comes in an overall very nice (ie. virtually mint- ie. unissued-), condition. The piece is neatly executed and was never confectioned nor cap-attached: its comes 'as straightly cut-of the role' and simply cannot be upgraded. It is executed in golden-coloured 'braid' on a darker-green-coloured (and/or also linnen-based-) background (as can be seen on the pictures). These very attractive cap-eagles saw usage on the general-officers'-pattern, WH-'Knautschmützen' ie. 'Alter-art' visor-caps (or: 'Schirmmützen für Generale des Heeres') although the eagles could also be worn on the 'high-quality', officers'-type side-caps (ie. 'Schiffchen für Generale des Heeres'). In any case is this a nice occasion to aquire a very attractive - and very rarely encountered! - WH (Heeres), general-officers'-pattern cap-eagle (ie. 'Schiffchenadler für Generale des Heeres'): I deem that I have priced this superb example according to its unmistaken rarity and/or desirability!

 'Buntmetall' WH (LW) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen'

'Buntmetall' WH (LW) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen'

This is a truly attractive and/or very pronounced example of an (IMO) mid-war-period- and/or: 'Buntmetall'- (ie. 'Tombak'-) based so-called: WH (Luftwaffe) 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen', being a clearly maker- (ie. 'C.E. Juncker'-) marked example of the pattern 'J2' that comes in an overall very nice- (albeit moderately used and/or worn-), condition. The neat piece has simply extraordinary detail and truly retains most of its original silver- ie. bluish-toned finish (as can be seen on the pictures). The badge is as stated above IMO moderately worn but truly shows great character and/or fine, pronounced detail as to be expected by such a high-quality piece. The badge is naturally in great shape ie. order: the pin, catch- and/or both rivets are in fine (and/or fully undamaged nor repaired-) order (see pictures). The neat badge - was recently uncovered at a private household in Germany and came as stored these for decades. The badge has IMO never been cleaned nor polished and has a neat and/or slightly tarnished 'age-patina' (as can be seen on the pictures): it was never before part of any collection! The badge has naturally all the characteristics of a so-called: 'J2-pattern'-pilots'-badge. Simply a very attractive- and high-quality-produced-, Luftwaffe 'Flugzeugführerabzeichen' by the desirable 'C.E. Juncker'-company that is IMO priced according to its comparative rarity and/or desirability!

 Shoulderstraps: 'Feldwebel der Infanterie'

Shoulderstraps: 'Feldwebel der Infanterie'

This is a very attractive - fully matching and actually rarely encountered! - pair of WH (Heeres), so-called: 'M36'-pattern- (rounded-style) NCO-type shoulderstraps as piped in the neat white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured branchcolour and having a pair of rarely seen white-and-yellow-coloured so-called: regimental-indicator slip-ons (ie. 'Laschen') period-attached, as was intended for a: 'Feldwebel eines Infanterie-Regiments' (or: sergeant who served within an infantry unit ie. regiment) and that comes in an overall nice- (albeit moderately used- and/or worn-), condition. The neat shoulderstraps - which measure approximately 11,3 cms. in length - come naturally mounted on their original tongues (see pictures). The straps were IMO moderately used ie. worn: they come as found and/or stored for decades and are a tiny bit dirty and/or stained and show the obvious signs of having been moderately worn. The shoulderstraps - which show the neat and desirable, white- (ie. 'weisser'-) coloured and/or woolen-type piping - have the silverish-coloured- and/or standard-pattern NCO-braid (and a single pip each) attached denoting that the NCO who wore this pair held the rank of: 'Feldwebel' (ie. sergeant). Simply an attractive pair of an early- (ie. pre-) war-period so-called: 'M36-pattern'-shoulderstraps as was intended for - and worn by! - a: 'Feldwebel eines Infanterie-Regiments': I deem that this pair is accordingly priced (especially taken into account the presence of the rarely seen so-called: 'regimental-indicator' 'Laschen'!

 HJ/BDM 'Reichskampf-Abzeichen 1938'

HJ/BDM 'Reichskampf-Abzeichen 1938'

This is a very attractive - and actually rarely encountered! - 'HJ'- ('Hitlerjugend') ie. 'BDM'- ('Bund Deutscher Mädel') related- and quality-produced 'tinnie' (ie. 'Veranstaltungsabzeichen' or: 'Reichskampf-Abzeichen') that was specifically issued to commemorate a specific nationwide youth-gathering named the: 'Reichskampf Hamburg 1938' and that comes in an overall very nice (albeit issued ie. moderately worn-), condition. The very detailed and/or pronounced badge - which is executed in silver-coloured- (ie. 'Buntmetall'- or: 'Cupal'-) based metal - truly shows extraordinary detail and was almost certainly never cleaned nor polished. The (non-maker-marked-) piece shows a (separately attached- and nicely enamelled- and undamaged-) so-called: 'HJ-Raute' mounted on a 'Reichsadler' and shows an illustration of a cruise-ship under a tower surrounded by the text: 'Reichskampf Hamburg 1938'. It should be noted that ONLY 'HJ-Kreissieger'-, 'Gausieger'- and/or: 'Reichsieger'-participants and/or officials of these in 1938 held Hamburg games were eligible to wear (ie. were awarded) this particular badge. The badge comes naturally mounted on its (functional) pin-/catch set-up. Simply a very attractive, youth-related 'Veranstaltungsabzeichen' that is offered by me for the first time!

 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.'

'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.'

This is a truly stunning - and rarely encountered! - example of a: 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.' (or: 'kleines Partei-Abzeichen für den Zivilanzug') being a smaller-sized- (and non-maker-marked-) 'variant' as was intended for usage on the civil attire, which is uniquely numbered on the back with the bearers'-number: '54691' and that comes in an overall very nice (albeit moderately used- ie. worn-), condition. The badge - which has an approximate diameter of 24 mm. as always - has a very attractive age-patina and was IMO never cleaned nor polished. The neat smaller-sized badge is showing some normal wear but has truly no enamel damage whatsoever (it is just a tiny bit dirty ie. tarnished as more often encountered) and shows a fully preserved and nicely golden-toned finish (as can be seen on the pictures. This example - which has a bright-red- (and black- and white-) coloured enamelled area - comes mounted on its regular 'pin/catch'-set-up (which is naturally still fully functional and present). Simply a very attractive and original, smaller-sized 'Goldenes Ehrenzeichen der N.S.D.A.P.': only the third such neat and rare example I ever had on offer!