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BRAVERY AWARDS

(S824) A Set of Oak Leaves to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with provenance to an Otto Weiss, an Oberst in the Luftwaffe. The oakleaves come with a postcard photograph of the said Oberst, which is signed by him and dated 1943. There is a history of him and the oakleaves with this grouping signed by Christopher Ailsby. These oakleaves have been shown in a number of books, both by Mr Ailsby and others. The oakleaves themselves are unusual in the fact that they are 800 silver marked and L/19 marked.( I feel that these oak leaves were made by Steinhauer and Luck and then sold on). The oakleaves are of nice quality and condition and are not the normal Godet pattern. It must be stated that although they have the provenance with them, they are not an official award set. Just a replacement set used by this pilot. (In photos he appears to be wearing a hand made set which may account for this set being bought) Still rare and nice and more affordable than the original issue. In used and worn condition, this set could tell a thing or two .. GBP 5250.00 (UK Pounds)
(S366) A Very Nice example of a Rarely encountered German Cross in Silver in a replacement case . The cross has been used and worn and shows minor wear and tear, as can be seen from the scan. The cross also has a slightly loose swastika as is often the case, with these lighter made examples. The cross is a standard No. 20, which is stamped into the underside of the pin and you have a countersunk hinge and hook and four doughnut rivets on a coupal star, with a nice blackened star overlaid with the red enamel border and silver wreath encompassing the black and silver swastika. The swastika has no enamel damage, though there is some tarnishing as stated. The cross come isn a replacement case, that are often paced of as real. The case has a silver line around the lid . Opened by a press stud, it has a white silk lid and black card base to take the cross. A superb and rarely encountered item . It is estimated that only 1200 were issued compated to 30,000 of the gold class. Layaway available. SORRY I AM SOLD GBP 2250.00 (UK Pounds)

IRON CROSSES

(CS1160) A Cased Iron Cross 1st Class by A Jeweller. This example has been used in the reference book The Iron Cross of 1939 on page 121 where just the outer card case was used due to the fact the cross is an unmarked example and stating as such, it would be an unknown maker. The card case is nice and complete though age stained, which contains a very nice flat cased iron cross. The case is in virtually mint condition and has a round press stud that is similar in design to the B H Mayer type. There is no wear and tear and has an emblem embossed to the lid. Inside the case, there is an off-white silk lid and a mouse flocked base with cut-outs to hold the iron cross. The iron cross 1st class is in virtually mint condition and has oxidised on the silver frame to an almost petrol blue colour. Very nice condition, this was one of two of these makers that were picked up at the same time in their card cases. GBP 900.00 (UK Pounds)

(S950) A superb example of a Cased Bar to Iron Cross 1st Class. The bar is a textbook example of the BH Mayer and the bar retains virtually all of it's frosted and burnished finish These bars are becoming increasingly hard to find nowadays especially in this condition. The case for the award is in very nice condition also, with the lid having a silver blocked design of the bar to it. To the underside of the black base there is the no "260" stamped into the base The case also has the square catch push stud and has very little wear to it. The inside is as to be expected lined in white silk, with a black base with a cut out for the award. Both are in superb quality and condition. Very hard to find now, GBP 700.00 (UK Pounds)

(S991) A Part Case for an LDO Iron Cross 2nd Class with the Cross inside it. The case has been pulled apart for want of a better description, with the base being removed from the card outer base. The top being moved also and one of the side portions missing. It sounds worse than it looks. The cross itself is a nice standard iron cross in very good condition with an unusual dated 1939 style. The bottom loops of the 9, the 3 and the other 9 have been stamped flat. The cross retains a high percentage of its original blacking and the silver frame, though tarnished, is nice and clean, with no dings, scratches etc. There is no maker's mark that I can see. In very good condition. Priced for condition GBP 325.00 (UK Pounds)

CIVIL LONG SERVICE AWARDS (Faithful Service Crosses etc)
(T358) A Scarce example of a Cased 4 Year Man's RAD Service Medal. The award is a nice Early lightweight type suspended from its original blue ribbon and has a pin fixing sewn to it. The card case is similar to the faithful service cross case being compartmented in two to separate the medal from the ribbon. This is in a fawn brown colour and also has this over the lid to the underside. The outside of the case has a number 4 in silver within a cogwheel and the case is a vacuum sealed case. There is minor wear and tear, which is to be expected, but nothing too bad. Scarce to find. GBP 385.00 (UK Pounds)

(S186) A German Red Cross Neck Decoration. The cross is the pre-nazi type with the Deutsches Rot Kreuz in black enamel around a white central disc with a red cross to it. This is soldered onto a base cross being the same size as the standard socail welfare and red cross third reich awards. The cross measures approximately 50 mm wide and comes complete with a piece of ribbon that is about 55 mm wide. The award is also contained in a red case with the title of the award under the lid. The case is a post war piece, and has protected the cross and displays it nicely. Very scarce award, these were also issued after the end of WWII, until the new style was used. GBP 695.00 (UK Pounds)

CIVIL DEFENCE , POLICE, SS & SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICE AWARDS

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FLOWER WARS SERVICE AWARDS FOR MEMELLAND, AUSTRIA & SUDENTANLAND (13th March, 1st Oct Etc)

(T402) A German 13th March Medal in its Case of Issue. The award is of nice quality of oxidised silver metal, with a nice ribbon fitted and fixing pin sewn to the top. The medal has turned two toned, with some of the silver darkened over the years. The award case is a two-piece hard red shell box with a gold eagle and swastika embossed to the lid. To the underside, which is opened by a press stud, there is a white silk lined lid and a red base with a divider, separating the medal from the ribobn. This is all in very good condition. The award is in overall superb condition. The case has handling wear which is to be expected, still a nice example to find. GBP 160.00 (UK Pounds)

MOTHERS CROSSES

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RUSSIAN FRONT AND OSTVOLK AWARDS
(CS353) A Cased example of a Mussert Cross for 1941. The cross was issued albeit unofficially, to members of the Dutch SS for bravery and service on the Russian Front by Anton Mussert. Hitler forbade this award stating that the Dutch volunteers were entitled to German awards etc and so the award was withdrawn, but only on an official level. The award is of enamel and multi-construction and comes with its original ribbon and pin attachment. In the case, there is also the official Ribbon Bar. The case is of tw-piece construction that has had the top ends split on the corners and repaired with sticky tape which is removing the purple leatherette finish. The case should have been hinged but this has broken. The case shows wear and tear but still nice to get an original and has certainly done its job protecting the award. These crosses are becoming increasingly hard to find with more interest shown now with collectors researching foreign volunteers on the Russian Front. This has caused prices to rise steadily over the last few years.
GBP 750.00 (UK Pounds)

WAR and QUALIFICATION BADGES and MEDALS

(MC334) A Nice example of an Early quality Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge in Case. The badge is the standard C E Juncker Berlin SW type that is in very good condition. The badge retains much of its original silver and oxidised finish to the eagle. This is a nice early heavy quality badge contained in an early quality case with a cut out for the pin, hinge and hook so the badge sits nicely in the box with a purple flocked base and a paper purple flocked liner. The paper hinge cover has split right the way along the bottom where someone has opened the case too quickly, but could be restored if so desired. The case has the original title embossed in gold to the exterior and when opened up, to the underside of the case badge card, it has the numbering 626KB impressed into it. Nice condition and quality. GBP 1250.00 (UK Pounds)

(N915) A mid to late war Close Combat Clasp in Bronze in it's frail cardboard box of issue. The card case was originally a one piece construction, but this has split and been repaired. The case though is complete ie both pieces are there and has the award's designation printed in black onto the card. The clasp is a mid to late war standard 1st pattern FLL clasp, with a separately soldered hinge and hook and magnetic back plate. The clasp, although it shows no wear, has faded giving a two toned bronze and silver finish. Very scarce to find, in case. GBP 695.00 (UK Pounds)

(S382) A Superb example of a Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge by the Maker C E Juncker Berlin. Some people call this type the clipped toe, others use a different description such as J3, but all I can say is this is the type that has been recovered from both veterans and as souvenirs and just after the end of the war. The badge has the usual die faults and flaws associated with this maker and is a textbook example.in every way. The badge has a nice eagle held to the wreath by two small domed rivets. The eagle retains much of it original blackened finish, with a burnished swastika. The award comes in a nice original case that has the full title of the award to the lid in gold lettering. To the underside, the case has a blue silk lining with a blue flocked cut out base to take the badge. When lifted out, this has the usual D & B mark with the patent 2599 in embossed raised numerals to it. The case shows overall minor handling wear and tear. All in all, a beautiful piece, becoming scarce to find in this condition. GBP 1300.00 (UK Pounds)
MORE PICTURES & INFO
(T650) A Very Rare example of an Infantry Assault Badge by the maker L/53. The badge comes with a part fragile LDO cellophane packet and as such, is a private purchased award. The hinge and hook on this example are countersunk in. The award is of mid war construction. This is one of the rarest makers to find for infantry assault awards . GBP 350.00 (UK Pounds)
(T828) A German Luftwaffe Paratrooper's Badge, in its original Early Case of Issue. The case has the award's designation in gold letters embossed to the lid. The hinge to the back is a magnetic example. It has lost a bit of its paper to this, as you can see from the scan. The push stud works perfectly to reveal the inside, which is of navy blue silk under the lid and plush velvet to hold the badge. The badge is a nice Early example being an unmarked type ascribed to the maker FLL. This example has the H and N scratched to the back. The badge is described in one of the latest books on Luftwaffe and Army Paratrooper badges as an FLL 1st Pattern type. The badge matches the illustrated one on page 216/217 of the book by Thomas M Durante. He describes the badge as the FLL type B.A very nice example, becoming increasingly rare to find on the market nowadays. GBP 1750.00 (UK Pounds)

WAR MERIT CROSSES & MEDALS

(CS1382) A rare example of a early quality War Merit Cross 1st Class Without Swords in it's Case of Issue. The case has it's outer card protector with the award's designation to it in black letters which has then protected the case making it virtually mint. The inside of the case on the white silk lid has the name Deschler & Sohn in black letters and the cross itself is still frosted and burnished and maker marked 1 to the reverse of the pin. It was one of those found last year in the possession of the Deschler family. Very nice near mint condition, that could not be bettered in my opinion. GBP 425.00 (UK Pounds)

WEST WALL MEDALS

(S1070) A West Wall Medal in Packet of Issue, being a mid to late war example, with a plated bronze zinc finish. The award comes complete with its paper packet which is the most prolific maker of these of Carl Poellath. It is complete with its ribbon. The award appears to be unissued. GBP 35.00 (UK Pounds)
(T275) A Late German War West Wall Medal in its Paper Packet of Issue. The nice bronzed plated zinc medal has the eye ring cast in to the construction of the badge. The bronze plating is bubbling, only mildly as can be seen from the scan. As such, this was probably one of the first of the last West Wall issue to be given, as it is unusual to find such a nice quality late war award. The paper packet is the standard example, manufactured by Karl Poellath and is in near mint condition, so it is believed the whole award was never issued, just stored away. GBP 45.00 (UK Pounds)

CASED & PACKETTED WOUND AWARDS

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