(CS938) An Iron Cross 2nd Class 1939 from World War Two by the Maker "55". The cross is nicely soldered and has a magnetic centre with virtually all of its paint finish intact. The cross is similar to the "Robert Koch" style in design and on this example, the core slightly rattles in the centre. The cross comes complete with a full length ribbon and is a very nice example. Given for bravery. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £110.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS958) A Waffen SS Collar Patch for the Italian SS 29th division. The patch shows the Italian Fasces on a black cloth patch. A picture of this type of patch can be found in the book "Foreign Legions of the Third Reich Vol. 2" by David Littlejohn on page 240. This patch is in near mint condition and is the type reputedly maufactured in Dachau. Part of a group of items brought back by a British Serviceman at the end of the war and stored in a card box SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS959) A Waffen SS Collar Patch for the 22nd SS Vounteer Cavalry Division Maria Theresia. The patch is the embroidered enlisted type manufactured reputedly in the Dachau plant and as such is a textbook example. Part of a group of items brought back by a British Serviceman at the end of the war and stored in a card box GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS962) An Early Silver lightweight 12 Year service Rad Mans Medal being the early burnished and frosted style. The award was removed from a Deumer sample board where the ribbon was shortened for the display board so is not the full length . GBP £75.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS982) A nice pair of ribbon bars being the Cross of Honour without swords, and the Police 18yr service cross. With the Police eagle within a wreath mounted onto the ribbon, this is a nice piece. In vgc and quite scarce GBP £15.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS983) A Late War Coastal Artillary Flak Badge by the maker "Fec Otto Placzek Berlin" & " Ausf C E Juncker Berlin" in two lines to the reverse. The badge is of mid war zinc construction and apart from the finish fading, the award would be near mint though used and worn. The pin has been adapted by the wearer. Very nice to find. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £135.00 (UK Pounds)
(H1286) A nice impressive looking Day Badge showing an eagle standing close to a fire over a placque with the wording FRANKENTAG 19HESSELBERG 35 NSDAP GAU FRANKEN. Nice to find, the badge has a swastika to the base. GBP £40.00 (UK Pounds)
(H1293) A rare to find SA Day Badge being dated 1934 with the wording FRUHJAHRSPARNDE DER STANDARTE 444. It also shows and eagle holding an SA emblem on top of an oval wreath. Very rare. GBP £85.00 (UK Pounds)
(L1051) A Finnish WWII Winter War, Cross of Liberty 4th Class for 1939. This is a scarce example to acquire with most of these being only awarded to Finnish members of the armed forces before the continuation war from 1941. Very hard to find, the cross is in very nice condition with nice enamelled paint finish to the cross. The ribbon is nice and clean. GBP £185.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC338) A lovely looking caramel bronze War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords being the Earlier type with a separately applied eyering soldered to the top. The ribbon loop on this example is marked 63. The award is of a nice slim quality and construction. The award retains all of its original finish. This medal was given for bravery not in the face of the enemy. Nice to find, especially an unusual manufacture. GBP £45.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC369) A Rare example of the Dutch 10-14 Mei 1940 Medallion in Case. The case has this date impressed in black ink to the lid and is of two piece card vacuum seal with grey flocking to the inside. The medallion which is virtually mint, has toned a greenish bronze and has the wolf's hook and swastika to one side and the motto to the reverse of DIETSCHERS EN DUITSCHERS SAAMGEDREVEN DOOR HET LOT VEREEND IN GEVAAR VERBONDEN IN DE TOEKOMST. This is the first time we have had one of these in its original case. These were given to the Dutch NSB and other`s who were rounded up and some of these people were shot by the Dutch Government. The medallion is near mint and few of these were given out. GBP £ 375.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC373) A nice example of the two piece manufactured Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge by the maker "Osang Dresden" and marked as such to the reverse. The badge has the maker's trademark stamped into the reverse just below the single rivet hole that holds the silver eagle to the zinc badge. The silver eagle is slightly loose but other than this, the badge is fine. The badge has the first type of pin, hinge and hook fittings associated with the firm. A similar example can be found in Formans Price Guide 3rd edition on page 140, where he shows both the front and reverse. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £250.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC374) A Luftwaffe Flak Badge being of Early quality construction with a convexed eagle soldered to the top. The flak badge has a nice quality hinge and hook soldered to the reverse with the type of hook associated with the Linden firm through their close combat clasps. The quality of the badge is very nice and this is quite a scarce variation to acquire. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £225.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC380) A Rare Leaflet entitled "War Gases" giving you an outline of the symptoms what to do if breathing in any of these hazardous cocktails of destruction, should you faced with such a predicament. The document is folded in four and is in an A4 size. The condition is poor but readable. I cannot see any issuing marks to this, but it would appear to be either English or American, from WWII. GBP £ 30.00 (UK Pounds)
(P248) TUNIS Order of Nichan Iftikhar for Officer, This is the Ali Muddat ibn al-Husayn Bey issue from 1882-1902 This is a Ten-pointed silver star, alternate faceted arms enamelled red and green, with graduated chiselled rays between the arms, with three-looped silver bow suspension; the face with a circular central green enamel medallion bearing the tughra of Ali Muddat ibn al-Husayn in silver Arabic characters within a faceted silver border; the reverse is maker marked. The award is 49.01mm in diameter (1.93 inches); The award is on its original but somewhat tired ribbon with rosette denoting an award of the officer class. The Order, whose name means 'The Order of Victory', was instituted in 1837 by Ahmad I ibn Mustafa, Bey of Tunis and reformed in 1857 by his successor Muhammad II ibn al-Husayn. It was effectively the National Order of Tunis from its foundation until its suppression after independence in 1957. This is a good locally-made example from the reign of Ali Muddat ibn al-Husayn (1817-1902) who was Bey of Tunis from 28 October 1882 until 11 June 1902. GBP £125.00 (UK Pounds)
(R170) A Nice Insignia Set to a German officer, consisting of his Assault Gun Eppaulettes and Collar Tabs. The epps are the slip on type for a Hauptmann and he was of the 13th Regiment. The epp has two pips in gold affixed in the centre with the 13 in between the two pips. To the back, it has a separate piece of woollen cloth sewn for affixing the epp to the tunic. Also with it comes the matched collar tabs, being black velvet type material mounted on a waxed canvas backing edged in red, again for assault gun troops. This has a magnetic skull affixed with three pins. A very rare set to acquire, in very good condition. These have been carefully removed from a tunic. GBP £650.00 (UK Pounds)
(R172) A German Press Photograph showing the Japanese and the Italian diplomats signing an agreement in the reichs chancellery. The photo is a Hoffmann press one. A rare piece of history. GBP £30.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS93) A Nice family acquired group of Two Citations, Two Badges and some Photographs. The goruping consists of a nice mid war Pilot's Badge maker marked BSW within a clover leaf. The badge retains virtually 90% of it's original finish. The badge has the usual flaw to the eagle's foot and swastika. Then there is a Black Wound Badge being the second pattern steel type, which retains approximately 85% of it's black painted finish. The badge is unmarked. Then there is the Pilot's Citation, named to a Feldwebel Paul Schmidt, this is dated 3.2.43 and signed by a General of the flyers. The citation is folded in four but is still nice and clean. There is also an Award Covering Letter to Paul Schmidt regarding an injury sustained on the 12.6.1940. This relates to his black wound badge. The letter states his wound badge and citation are sent. Then there are 11 photographs showing Herr Schmidt in his uniform with his younger brother, who was an HJ Member being attached to the Luftwaffe Flak Unit. There is a nice one of Paul Schmidt wearing an officers dagger. A couple of him next to his aircraft. One in his pilot uniform. Etc. Then there is A small size Luftwaffe Photograph Album compiled him . The album consists of 51 photographs, with subjects covered being a tank, a hand glider, firing squad party and various Luftwaffe pilot's uniforms etc etc. In good condition. A nice selection. The group was recently acquired from a German House Agent from the centre of Germany. A lovely grouping.
(CS118) A Daily Mail Gift Tin commemorating WWI. This is a replica of the actual gift tins that were sent out to the British troops in WWI of Christmas 1914. In mint condition. It is marked Daily Mail to the base. A good school exhibition item. GBP £10.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS129) A Tank Badge in Silver being an unmarked example with a countersunk hinge and soldered hook. The badge has some oxidisation marks to it as can be seen from the scan. It is believed the badge could possibly have been a bronze grade although this is open to debate. The badge has nice detailing and priced for condition. GBP £125.00 (UK Pounds)
(CS387) A Nice OND Silver Medallion showing a muscular man with a fasces and the letters OND. To the other side, it has the Milano shield and some wording as well as an 800 silver mark and maker's mark. GBP £40.00 (UK Pounds)
(K228) A nice example of a Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badge being the type that was originally manufactured with a brass over eagle. This has been either removed or not applied, which was standard with the war restrictions on good quality metal being applied. The award other than that, has toned over the years to a reasonable grey colour, still giving contrast to the clouds. Becoming harder to find, these badges were awarded to the Luftwaffe who were engaged in ground combat duties like their army counterpart members.
(L525) A Small Circular Dish of silver plated metal that has engraved to the centre LAH. This could be from the America Hamburg line or it might be from the SS division that also used the same initials. These items have been hotly debated in both magazines and internet forums for years. All I can say is that it is old and has been properly engraved and is an item that was picked up at the end of the war. The size of the dish is about 10 cm squared and I believe it to be an ashtray or a card holder for calling cards, but this is my assumption. The dish is maker marked WMF within a house type edging. GBP £99.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC78) A Standard U-Boat Clasp in Bronze . This is the 2nd pattern with the hinge cast in and the hook counter-sunk. The badge has the smaller c to the Schwerin and is maker marked with both the name of the manufacturer and designer, ie Entwurf Peekhaus, then to the other side Ausf Schwerin Berlin. The badge has a nice fluted magnetic pin and retains much of its original bronzed finish on a base zinc metal. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £850.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC88) A Nice Navy Silver Pin On Breast Eagle for either administration or German army white Summer tunics. The eagle has toned over the years, giving it a slight gilt tinge and could do with a good clean. The eagle has a nice hinge and hook soldered to the reverse as well as a nice stabilizing pin fitted. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £85.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC90) A Scarce example of the Navy Tropical Helmet Eagle that goes on the front of the hat. The eagle has a single slide pin similar to English cap badges fitted to the reverse. This has been factory repaired before it even left the factory, as it shows a gilt solder putting it in position. To the right reverse, the wing is marked KWM, one of the few makers for this helmet eagle that I am aware of. Very nice quality and construction. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was
obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £199.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC130) A German Day Badge in the Hitler Dank Series being for the Gau Mecklberg. Lubeck area dated 1933-34. The badge is of Early quality gilded metal and complete with its pin. This was given to the supporters of Hitler who came to power in 1933. The award is complete with its pin. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £50.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC131) A German Day Badge in the Hitler Dank Series being for theWest Falen Nord. area dated 1933-34. The badge is of Early quality gilded metal and complete with its pin. This was given to the supporters of Hitler who came to power in 1933. The award is complete with its pin. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £50.00 (UK Pounds)
(N678) A Cased Silver Wound Badge being the type manufactured and marked by the Vienna State Mint. The badge is an early silver plated over base tombak metal example and has all the usual features associated with this. It is also stamped No. 30 to the centre of the reverse. Scarce to find early quality heavy badges. The badge is contained in its original Case of issue which is in vgc It was recently purchased from a German house clearing agent.
(N904) A Superb German Army Marksman's Prize showing a soldier standing on a plynth on silver pewter type metal with a gilt crown, and a gilt R below it. There is also a plaque fixed to the base which states "Dem Besten Schutzen A .4.10.1939 V.Komp Chef D.K.Komp Zencominierski Oberstleutnant". This is a very nice quality item, with a spun marble base and the plaque in silver metal fitted to the base. GBP £250.00 (UK Pounds)
(P135) A South Hungary Liberation Medal showing a knight on horseback to one side and three shields to the other. Manufactured in zince, the award comes with its original blue and yellow ribbon mounted in the Austrian style. In clean condition. The medal is in very good condition for this style and is quite scarce.
(N115) An Old Comrades Badge showing an eagle perched on a plaque with the letters NSKOV. On the eagles chest, it has an Iron Cross with a swastika encompassed within a red circle. There is also an upturned sword and wreath (the emblem of the NSKOV). The badge is nice and large and complete with it's pin back fitting. The badge is also maker marked on the reverse RZM M1/52. A very nice badge to find. Worn as a cap and breast badge . GBP £45.00 (UK Pounds)