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(CS58) A nice shield shaped two piece constructed Italian Fascist Badge . The badge has an eagle holding a blue enamelled shield with a scroll to the top, with the wording "Alpini Club Membership". To the centre of the shield is a single star and below that is a silver fasces to the base. This is held onto a silver shield by three bent over prongs on the reverse. The reverse of the badge is maker marked Johnson Roma Milano. The badge is of very nice quality and condition and has a brushed chrome look. Very nice to find and in superb condition.

GBP £99.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS106) A selection of original German WWII magnetic buttons, either silverd or green painted.The buttons are all maker marked A&S and are approx 20mm. Ideal for repair and restoration, Please enquire for a price

(CS242) A General Assault Badge being a mid war example made from fine zinc metal. The badge has lost most of its silver finish and has toned grey over the years. The reverse is maker marked FRANK & REIF STUTTGART which is the only company to put the full trade mark to this badge. The badge is the type with the flat back. Scarce to find now, especially full trade maker marked ones. GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS745) German Other Ranks sew in Epp for a member of Infanterie-Regiment "von Voigts-Rhetz" (3. Hannoversches) Nr. 79. This was one of the three battalions that was authorised by King George III to wear a blue cloth cuff-title embroidered GIBRALTAR on the lower right sleeve of their Waffenrock. Nice example and scarce to find GBP £ 45.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS778) A Navy Other Ranks Breast Eagle being the standard embroidered type. The eagle is in good condition, although the cloth backing has been clipped, as can be seen, when it was removed from a tunic. GBP £25.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS839) A mint unmounted and un-used ex stores Pair of Finnish Army Engineers Sergant Collar Patches found in a store room. These were manufactured for the Winter War campaign between Finland and Russia between 1939-1940. The pair are mounted onto a backing cloth of hessian with the cotton thread machine sewn into the coloured wool, which goes through to the backing cloth. The patch when used would be cut in half and sewn to the tunic's collar, displaying one either side of the tunic GBP £ 10.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS874) A German Cross in Silver that has been used and worn in service and has enamel damage to the swastika . The cross has some enamel damage as can be seen from the scan. The cross is maker marked 1 and has 4 rivets. The cross retains a high percentage of it's original finish, although this has worn, which is to be expected. With less than 1200 crosses issued, these silver crosses are approximately 10 times rarer than their gold counterpart and less of these were awarded than a Knight' Cross showing the rarity of this item. The cross weighs in at 59-60 grams GBP £ 2250.00 (UK Pounds)

(H448) An Army Officer's Dagger. The dagger is a late war grey zinc and steel example. The blade is marked WCK and has the knight's helmet trademark. The orange grip shows a couple of cracks and the zinc pommel has been overtightened causing the leather washer to split. I have not tried to force this, so don't know whether it will actually undo. The blade is clouded but not rusted. The fittings of crossguard and pommel are zinc, whereas the band is steel. The scabbard has one dent where it looks like it was caught in a car door and has lost most of it's silvered finish with some powder rusting. Visually, the dagger looks fine and is a late war example GBP £250.00 (UK Pounds)

(K3) A Nice example of a field made German Navy Marine Front Clasp in Bronze. The clasp is hollow struck in copper and is in very nice condition. These clasps were basically on board ships etc at the end of and after the war and issued to the German troops on board such vessels. The clasp is in very nice condition and is relatively well made for such an award. Scarce to find. GBP £325.00 (UK Pounds)

(K1309) A nice example of a used and worn Finnish made Nord Front Cross. The cross is dated 1941-43 and is the white centred type showing both the Finnish and German flag, as well as the Finnish coat of arms. There is some enamel damage to the cross which is to be expected as it is a used and worn item. These crosses were highly prized and worn by both Finns and Germans on their military tunics, with the SS 11th Nordland division being one of the units being awarded this cross. Scarce to find. GBP £225.00 (UK Pounds)

(M820) An Infantry Assault Badge being the type with what is often referred to as, the pillow crimped fittings. This is where the hook and hinge are both encompassed on all four sides by a rectangle metal. The badge is of mid war construction with an aluminium style of finish over base zinc. This is still intact for the most part. The badge retains a high percentage of its finish as can be seen from the scan. A nice unusual variation to acquire. This came from a German house clearance agent. GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC21) A 10 Year NSDAP Cross In its Case of Issue. The cross is the lightweight single stamped style made from an alloy of coupal. The ribbon has been sewn up but the pin has become detached and is in the case. The medal is in virtually mint condition. The card case has suffered some damage to the lid where it looks like someone has trodden on it, and split the side. Other than this, it would have been near mint. Scarce to find and priced for condition. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £200.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC25) A Nice used example of a mid to late war one piece cast in eye ring War Merit Cross 2nd Class With Swords. The award retains some of its original bronzed finish but has now started to turn zinc in colour. The award is complete with a piece of nice long ribbon. These were given to soldiers who had acted bravely in the field but not in front of the enemy. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £25.00 (UK Pounds)

(MB134) A rare to find Werkschutz Breast Eagle/Gorget for 'Factory-Protection' Police The award is a late war issue in painted zinc, this is marked 'Hermann Aurich,Dresden'. To the reverse The needle is iron-magnetic, and the shield measures 10,5 cm x 5,8 cms. In excellent + condition . Very nice to find. GBP £295.00 (UK Pounds)

(P4) A rare example of a Court Mounted German/Austrian unofficial commemorative for the 1.GEN.KP.I.GEB.JAG.E.BTL.98 Medal which also shows and edelweiss and an iron cross to the front and to the reverse, the date 1943, the wording KRIEGSJAHR GARMISCH PARTENKCH and shows a shield over some mountains. The ribbon is dirty but complete. The backing cloth is a green material. I have not seen a court mounted one like this before. Very rare to find. GBP £425.00 (UK Pounds)

(P445) A German Army Lanyard Plate with all four pins intact. The pins are countersunk into the badge and are of the brass wire type. There is some aging to the reverse but the front is nice and bright and clean. Ideal for replacing a lanyward with a broken plate etc. GBP £40.00 (UK Pounds)

(P479) The Book "Orders, Decorations and Medals of the Third Reich" Vol 1. by David Littlejohn and C M Dodkin. The book is signed by one of the authors namely the late David Littlejohn. The book is in very nice condition with only minor fading to the spine of the cover. This doesn't take away the excellent information contained in the pages of the book, which was first published in 1968. This example is an April 1975 edition. GBP £30.00 (UK Pounds)

(R22) An Early German Air Sports Badge for the DVL, showing a swastika superimposed over a propellor, with horizontal wings, encompassed by a red, circular border. The badge is of two piece main construction and has no enamel damage. The reverse has the maker's mark of M & W.ST. A scarce membership badge to find. GBP £99.00 (UK Pounds)

(R24) A Small Plastic NSDAP Flag. The flag has a plastic red background with a white plastic roundel and black plastic swastika added. There are three tassels hanging from the base. Then it is edged in a white plastic also. When it was removed, it appears to have been pulled from a display and snapped off one off the plastic rope holding corners. This can be easily repaired. Very unusual item. Priced for condition. GBP £99.00 (UK Pounds)

(R65) A Nice Near Mint example of an Iron Cross 2nd Class for 1939. The cross is an unmarked example with nice quality and construction. The cross has an iron centre with a silver frame encompassing this. It comes complete with full length ribbon and is contained in a Paper Packet withe award's title printed to the front in black ink. I am not sure if the packet is one a collector has made for the cross, as there is no maker's mark to the reverse and it just feels a little crude, so price just for the near mint iron cross and ribbon. GBP £110.00 (UK Pounds)

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(CS38) A GIL Rank Badge Brooch that shows the GIL emblem, with a green enamelled rectangle with a gilt bar across the centre. The badge is complete with no chips or dings to the enamel.. The reverse pin retaining clip has been pushed over. Nicely maker marked. Scarce to find.

GBP £65.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS144) An NSDAP Button Stud Party Badge in good condition. The badge has some cracking to the enamel as well as a minor chip. The badge is maker marked RZM M1/170. Good condition other than stated. Priced for condition.

GBP £60.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS289) A WWI Eppaulette from what appears to be Belgium. The epp is blue piped and is a slip on. It has the number 22 in gold bullion embroidered into it and has no mothing. Very nice condition. The epp is probably for a flight group or unit.
GBP £25.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS781) A Luftwaffe Officer's Collar Patch being a red backed silver bullion example. This is for the left hand side of the tunic and is for the rank of a Major in a Flak Unit. The patch is of nice bullion silver construction with a nice backing cloth. Scarce to find such a high grade. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £20.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS865) A German WWII Close Combat Clasp in Bronze for the Army, being a used and worn example by the maker Ausf A.G.M.u.K. Gablonz and with the designer's name of Fec W. E. Peekhaus, Berlin to the lefthand side. The magnetic back plate shows what appears to be glue or melted plastic marks which appears to be where someone has stuck it to a board or something. These look like rust spots until you look at them under a glass. The clasp has a fluted magnetic pin with a nice countersunk hook and a cast in hinge. The backing plate is nice and tight and held in by four horizontal lugs. The clasp is in very good condition with most of it's original bronze intact. This has now turned a darkish bronze. GBP £275.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS867) A Mid War example of a Navy Destroyer's Badge. The badge is an unmarked example. The badge retains some of its original finish and was recently removed from a display board and still shows some of the cotton used to attach the badge. The badge has a top hook and horizontal pin. GBP £225.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS689) A well used and worn Rumanian Crusade against Communism Medal. The medal is the type with the maker's name of Grant under the woman's head. The award shows some tarnishing and verdigree but nothing too bad. Given to the Rumanian army that took part in Germany's disasterous winter war against Russia. The award is often encountered in German medal groups and just like the Russian Front Award, it is a highly regarded award. GBP £25.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC142) A Very Nice example of the Female RAD Rank Brooch, being oval in shape with a central design of a swastika over ears of corn. There is scroll work around the outer edge. The badge is maker marked to the reverse AN.G and has the RAD acceptance mark also attached. GBP £40.00 (UK Pounds)

(N978) A Very Nice example of the rarely encountered now, SS Membership Pin. The pin is the 2nd pattern style made by Hoffstater and is marked as such around the bottom of the pin. You then have the pins registration number of 187288 stamped into the reverse also. There is minor enamel damage to the very top, but other than this, the pin is in nice condition. Very scarce to find now. Priced for condition. .

GBP £499.00 (UK Pounds)

(P249) A Tunisisain Order of Nichan Iftikhar for Commanders , This is the Ali Muddat ibn al-Husayn Bey issue from 1882-1902 The award 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 65 mm in diameter . The award is on its original but somewhat tired ribbon that was worn around the neck 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. Often awarded to members of the French Foreign Legion this is a very impressive and colourful award

GBP £ 250.00 (UK Pounds)

(P591) A Nice Early tombak made Silver Wound Badge. The badge has a nice hinge and hook fixing to the reverse and is maker marked No. 13 below the hook. The badge could do with a mild clean. Scarce to find these earlier badges. GBP £75.00 (UK Pounds)

(P593) A Packeted Russian Front Medal in near mint but faded condition. The award is manufactured by the Vienna State Mint and though mint, the award has now oxidised to the same colour all over. The award comes complete with its full length ribbon and the medal has not been mounted. The paper packet is in good condition with only minor wear and tear and is maker marked for the Vienna State Mint, so nice to get the complete set. GBP £50.00 (UK Pounds)

(P614) A Ribbon Bar of 5 being an iron cross 2nd class WWI, a Hamburg cross, a cross of honour, a Russian front and a west wall medal. This is all on a ½ spring clip mounted backing with clean ribbons. GBP £25.00 (UK Pounds)

(P675) An S A Sports Badge in Silver being a standard magnetic manufactured example. The badge is maker marked W Redo and is the EIGENTUM DER OBERSTEN SA. – FÜHRUNG Last type from 1939-44 .The badge has some minor tarnishing to the front, but nothing too serious. It is an un-numbered example. GBP £95.00 (UK Pounds)

(P705) A 1st Mai 1938 Day Badge showing a dancing couple over and eagle holding a swastika with the date. The badge is maker marked D & Co MENDEN, a maker I have not seen beofre. Unusual in the fact there is no RZM counter code or other information. GBP £7.50 (UK Pounds)

(P706) A shield shaped German Gautag 1939 Day Badge. The badge shows a man holding a torch over an eagle holding a swastika. This is for the Gau Mecklenburg area and has the date 8-11.Juni 1939. The badge is of aluminium construction but was originally gilded. To the reverse, it is nicely maker marked, both with an A trade mark, Assmann & Sohne as well as RZM M9/1, both confirming the A trade mark and the RZM mark for Assmann. SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £15.00 (UK Pounds)

(P707) A War Merit Cross 2nd Class Without Swords in earlier bronzed metal, with a separately applied eyering. The medal has some minor age staining but nothing too bad. In nice overall condition. GBP £22.50 (UK Pounds)

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(R11) An Iron Cross 2nd Class for 1914 being maker marked on the ribbon loop 800 and CD. The cross is a nice Early example and for 100 years old, is in very good condition. There is no splitting or cracking to the silver frame and the magnetic iron core retains most of its original paint finish. GBP £60.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS44) A nice full size Italian Officer's Motorised Infantry Cap Badge with a nice black velvet centre. There is nice silver and gilt bullion work on a nice green background. The badge appears to be ex stores condition.

GBP £40.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS59) A 40 mm Italian ONB Bronze medallion in vgc . Showing a fasces and A VI ONB to one side and three men to the other

GBP £50.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS683) A mid war example of a Pilot's Badge. The badge is the standard BSW type with the usual flaw to the swastika. The badge shows some zinc plate bubbling to the reverse but nothing too serious. The badge is held to the zinc silver plated wreath by two fine domed rivets. The front of the award shows a nice blued eagle holding a silvered swastika on an oxidised silver wreath giving a very nice over all finish. Complete with it's nice pin and hinge fixing, the badge would grade as very good condition. The badge comes in the remains of its original card box of issue. The box is in fragile condition but still complete and has the awards designation printed in black ink to the front. Very rare combination to find. There is no makers mark to the box. GBP £650.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS669) A Nice German other ranks Buckle in steel. The buckle is complete with most of its original green finish. Being a later buckle, it is stamped in magnetic metal. There are the maker marks of RS & S stamped into it, it also has its leather tounge but this is brittle and coming away, The buckle though is of good quality and in good condition. GBP £ 75.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS680) A very Large Size coloured Luftwaffe Flak Document to a Grefreiter Karl Haasemann who, with co-operation was responsible for the shooting down of an English aircraft whilst part of a flak searchlight operating team. He document has been folded once and is about A5 size. A nice brown eagle holding a swastika is shown to the top, with the shield bottom left and right of the flak searchlight unit. There is also a number 2 to the base to denote that it was the second brigade. Very rare to find. A fascinating piece of history. GBP £250.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS695) A Mid War Silver Wound Badge being the type manufactured from zinc metal with a cast in hinge and hook. The badge retains some of its original silvered finish as can be seen from the scan. As is often the case, this award has streaked with a lined pattern of oxidisation. This example is a maker marked 65 to the above hook position on the reverse. In very nice condition. This came from a German house clearance agent. GBP £65.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS740) A nice German Decoration for Defence Economy Leaders, The gilded badge is made from lightweight Aluminium and is unmarked . For more information readers are advised to look at the book "For Fuhrer & fartherland Political & Civil awards of the Third reich" by J R Angolia page 97-98 for more details. GBP £ 900.00 (UK Pounds)

(CS798) A Scarce example of an Army General grade Officers Cap Eagle being gold bullion thread on a forest green background. Unfortunately there has been some mothing to the green cloth along the righthand wing as can be seen from the scan. If this hadn't take place, you would be looking at a £300.00 + cap eagle, but as such priced for condition GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)

(M682) The book " Lord Haw Haw and William Joyce" by J A Cole. The book is in very nice condition and is a first edition printed in 1964. The book has many photographs in it and is of nice quality and hard to find now. Complete with its original dust jacket, which has been clipped. The book is worth a read and useful for research. GBP £15.00 (UK Pounds)
(MC50) An Eastern Peoples 2nd Class Medal in Bronze being of standard quality and construction. The award comes with its original ribbon and pin and has on the eye ring, the maker 100 mark. The bronzing has toned in places, giving it a grey zinc appearance. Scarce to find. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £90.00 (UK Pounds)

(MC100) An Army Cockade complete with its roundel. This has been fitted to a piece of cloth attached by some wire. The roundel still has both pins but the oakleaf cockade is minus its three pins. The oakleaf roundel is maker marked B&N39. Nice to find. Priced for lack of pins. This was part of a group picked up by someone who was obviously in charge of de-nazification or had light fingers! GBP £7.50 (UK Pounds)
(MC113) A Pair of Army Artillary Collar Patches on a red background complete with their silver tress around the edge. The patches are a nice matched pair and appear to have been removed from a tunic as some of the stitching to the tress has come undone. The pair 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)

(MC290) A Small Research File to do with a German Member of the Luftwaffe called Michael Schmid. The documentation contains photocopies of his service, email between two English people, concerning this person and what the folder consists of, a couple of original letters and an official wehrmacht document. Ideal for those who wish to research further, or for any school projects that someone may have. GBP £15.00 (UK Pounds)

(N993) A Packeted Silver Mothers Cross being a nice marked Paper Packet that has been folded but is intact. The packet is marked for JE Hammer & Sohne. Inside the packet is a silver Mother's Cross in very nice condition, with no enamel damage. The cross is the standard 16 Dezember type and comes with its original unsewn up ribbon. In nice condition. GBP £75.00 (UK Pounds)

(N1139) A Court Mounted 4 Year Long Service Award for a member of the army or navy. The award is still nice and bright, although the magnetic army navy emblem has darkened. To the reverse, the original green cloth backing has been mothed quite considerably but this doesn't detract from the award. Priced for condition. GBP £ 70.00 (UK Pounds)

(P643) A WWI Iron Cross 2nd Class. The cross is a nice maker marked example by CD. The cross has had the ribbon sewn up and has been mounted into a little plastic case. The cross is of fine quality and construction, with a nice silver frame that has oxidised. The black painted core retains virtually all its original painted finish. GBP £60.00 (UK Pounds)

(R12) A German Booklet entitled "Ein Kampf Um Deutschland". The downside to this booklet is it has been pierced all the way through the book by something. The upside is there is no de-nazification. The book describes the battles between the nazi's and the communists and ends showing a photograph of Hitler with his brown shirts. The booklet is dated for 1933, the year Hitler ascended to power. Scarce to find. Priced for condition which other than the piercing, is very good. GBP £30.00 (UK Pounds)

(R19) A Nice example of a would be Mint German Army Officer's Dagger. The dagger was surrendered in May 1945 and has been hung up on a wall for many many years after this event. The downside to this is that the silver brockade has adversely affected the reverse crossguard where it has oxidised and pitted into the metal. The upside is that the dagger is near mint apart from this. The dagger has a nice white grip and has its original portee knot and straps that are backed in green velvet. The straps are nice and clean and show minimal wear and tear. The dagger still retains much of its original silvered finish. The dagger loops actually slide off the scabbard, showing the steel finish underneath. The blade which is nice and clean, has the maker's trademark of AES, a maker not often encountered. The dagger could probably do with a minor clean, but it is still in very nice condition. From the front, the dagger is as mint as you can get. A superb untouched example, worthy of any collection. Priced for pitting damage. GBP £450.00 (UK Pounds)

A New Book entitled "Extreme Relic Hunters Guide To German Dog Tags, (Erkennungsmarke)". by Dan Mackay. The book shows a great selection of dog tags, along with a comprehensive listing of these tags, their abbreviations, so that the lay person can translate 99% of the discs they have. The 52 page book, which is in A4 size, has many many illustrations of dog tags, and other items, as well as drawings of tags. A very informative book on the subject, well written and well researched. My understanding is it is of limited printing, which has only just been assigned and ISBN number and only just started to be registered. So for those who want a sneak preview, we can sell you copies at £15.00 a copy. Well worth the money. It is stated this is one of a continuing series. GBP £15.00 (UK Pounds)
(MEDAL-CASES) Over the years we have had many collectors and dealers ask if we can supply replacement boxes and award cases for their medals. Also, others have asked what the best method of storage is for their investment. We have been approached by several suppliers of replacement cases, unfortunately, we have found the cases to be either of poor quality or priced far too highly, or both. However, one of the worlds leading suppliers of Third Reich Replacement Orders, medals and badge cases makers has recently got in touch with us and has offered to supply us with their products. We have found these examples to be of good quality and affordable. These cases offer real value for money, as not only do they protect your investment, but also show off the award to its best and the cases highly replicate the original award cases. This makes for a cracking display, they are good for storage and movement into the bargain. With some original cases costing several hundreds of pounds this means adding a case can be affordable, as well as practical. For more details please click on the image on the left

(Stickers) Part of a group of items, these sticker were used by the German police to show they had checked buildings for survivors and secured the premises. The stickers have 100% of their glue to the reverse and measure approx 15cm by 15cm. Priced at £3.00 each but for 10 or more they are priced at £2.50 each

 

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(K1237) A Large selection of a German Day Badge showing a man holding some ski's marching. I cannot remember where I have seen this badge but I think it was an SA Ski /whw Tradition Badge. The badge is in pressed silver metal and is of very nice quality and construction.

GBP £10.00 (UK Pounds) Each


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