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(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. GBP £1050.00 (UK Pounds)

(J997) A Grouping of Items belonging to an NSFK Man. The grouping consists of firstly his Glider pilots badge his Glider Pilot's Licence, that has been partially de-nazified and it gives him the registration number of 338 and is dated 9 June 1941 for Hannover and shows a picture of the recipient. It also gives the date of 31 May 1938 and his original number of 244, so I cannot explain why he has been re-numbered. The pass is well filled out and has many interesting entries. Then there is an NSFK Flight Book number 6, which again, is well filled out and to the same man. This has many flights listed and is dated from 1943-1944 and shows he did over 1023 glider flights! Then there is a Flight Record Book, dated from 1942 and states that he held the glider pilots class G1, he was also holder of class S and C, a member of the NSFK group 3 Nordwest and there are many flights noted in this book, as well as places of departure, landing etc. Then there is an Interim Certificate for a class A2 glider qualification to show competancy. His occupation is described as a Glider Pilot in this and this pass has a date of 10.12.44 when it ran out or expired. There is also another pass that lists again, glider qualifications class 1 and 2, and this is dated 1952. Then there are the books that came with the group, two of which have his name inside in pen. The first book is "DAS NS-FLIEGERKORPS" and this was printed in 1942. It is complete with pictures of Hitler and the other hierachy. The book is in very good condition and nicely bound, it has many fascinating photographs of life in the NSFK. Then there is the book "STUKAS" which has a personal paper insert stuck on the inside at the front of the book. It was given for exemplary employment in the NS Flying Corps. This is signed by the NSFK Gruppenfuhrer for the NSFK group 3 Norwest dated 1941. Again, this is a well illustrated book and nicely bound and in good clean condition. Then comes the book "HANDBUCH DES SEGELFLIEGENS". This is dated 1938 and has lots of technical aspects to the glider pilots including a section on the badges, some of the people etc. Then comes the book "Der Segelflug im Wettbewerb Der Völker". This again has many pictured about gliders, from around the world. The book is dated 1941. The next book is called "Gleitflug und Gleitflugzeuge". This book has again many technical aspects about gliders from their conception right the way through to modern Germany. It has three pull out pages with plans on how to build your glider and arrange steering gear etc etc. It is very detailed. Finally, there is a bound volume of "Flugsport" dated from 1933 right the way through the year. This again gives much technical information on plane, plane types, parachutes etc. Too numerous to mention. All books are in very good condition. The last one is the worst condition of all where it has been composite bound. . Also with this grouping, there was a Luftwaffe Cloth White Embroidered Three Gulls within a Wreath, an NSFK Tunic Flying Man, an SA Sports Badge in Bronze, that is numbered 222825, this has had the tip of the hook broken off but is not too bad. The badge is of early construction and appears gold but I would say it is bronze having been overcleaned at some time. Then there is a War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords, this is the later type of base zinc. A Zinc Glider Pilots badge Finally, a Civilian wear NSFK Lapel Badge. A superb grouping worthy of further research. The total weight of the grouping is 5 kilos

GBP £2500.00 (UK Pounds)

(L361)A Superb and rarely encountered 1957 Knights Cross of the Iron Cross Grouping. The Knights cross comes complete with the original holders 1957 Wehrpass which has the original holders details written in, as well as confirming his other awards. The gentlemans name was Helmut Banaski and he originally won his knights cross fighting against the Russians during the closing months of the war. He went on to serve with the West German forces, enlisting in 1959. His awards were as follows, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Russian Front Medal, Infantry Assault Badge in Silver, Iron Cross 1st Class, Black Wound Badge, Knights Cross of the Iron Cross, Bronze Close Combat Clasp. His last promotion was made in 1963 where he became a Captain. There are a couple of other pieces of paperwork that state he was born in 1921 and this would make him about 40 when his wehrpass photographs were taken. Also along with this comes A 1957 Court Mounted Pair being an Iron Cross 2nd Class with a Russian Front Medal. Both are nice Early '57 issue with the medal mounting using up original Third Reich materials. The quality of this grouping is superb, with the iron cross being the early magnetic centred type, A Bronze Close Combat Clasp, An Iron Cross 1st Class 1957 for 1939. The cross is in near mint condition and utilises wartime parts, mostly the frame, hinge, pin and hook with only the magnetic centre being replaced. The frame still retains a high percentage of its original frosted and burnished finish and probably would clean up if so desired. Of superb quality and construction, it rivals its war time counterpart and these are much more scarce to acquire and A 1957 Black Wound Badge being of pressed non-magnetic metal and utilising wartime hinge and hook The pin is of West German manufacture. The award is virtually mint condition. All in Good to very good condition

GBP £ POA . (UK Pounds)

(J1198) A WWI Grouping to an Imil Goss who served in WWI. The grouping consists of his WWI Soldbuch and Wehrpass. Both are in tatty but readable condition. They show he served with several German regiments throughout WWI. Also there is a wartime award document for a Black Wound Badge being a nice unusual printed citation with crossed swords and a steel helmet and this is dated 5.1.1918. Then there is the award document for the Cross of Honour With Swords, signed by the Frankfurt Police President in 1935. To accompany these comes the Black Wound Badge and the Cross of Honour With Swords. Both awards are in very nice condition. A nice unusual WWI grouping to one man. Part of a group of items purchased from a house clearance in Germany.

GBP £135.00 (UK Pounds)

(J1473) A WWI Wehrpass Grouping recently acquired. The grouping consists of 4 postcards which show several German soldiers in uniform etc. A Black Wound Badge, an Iron Cross 2nd Class 1914 and a Cross of Honour, which is maker marked 45 RV Pforzheim, a couple of smaller photographs, one showing a man on a motorbike, then a Military Government of Germany Pass to his wife and then a Military Pass issued in 1945. Then there is a Military Soldbuch issued to a soldier who had a long service career from 1880 through to 1921. There are many entries awards noted and other interesting notations. A very nice family grouping. All the medals are in good used condition. Recently acquired from a German house clearance agent, the cross was in amongst a pile of Luftwaffe and NSFK insignia.

GBP £150.00 (UK Pounds)

(M213) A Large Mountain Group of Photographs to a member of the 11th.KP.GWB.JAG.REG 99 consisting of over 170 photographs ranging from the invasion of France through to capturing prisoners, several action shots of river scaling, occupation, mountain shots, marching troops, parades etc. There are also some pre war RAD photographs in amongst the grouping. Then there are two Award Documents made out to an Obergefreiter Thomas Zint. One is for the iron cross 2nd class, and this is nicely hand inscribed and signed by General Major and Divisional Commander (General der Gebirgstruppen) Hubert Lanz (22 May 1896 – 15 August 1982 And Holder of the Knights Cross with Oakleaves ). and awarded on the 23.7.1941. Then there is an Award Citation for the Black Wound Badge dated 13.9.1941. This is signed by a Major and Battalion Commander. Both citations have good stampings to them. The iron cross documents is nice in that it has the KDO.1. GEB.DIV. which is a very nice stamping to acquire along with the pen signature. There is also a preliminary letter regarding the wound badge made out to a Thomas Zint. This again is signed by the major and commander DES III.GEB.JAG.REG99. This is folded but in good condition. Then there is a feldpost Postcard showing the march of this division from the 10.5.40 to 10.7.1940 through France. There is also a Telegram saying that Thomas Zint has been killed in action on the 27.1.1945. A post Card photo of him wearing his EKII, Black Wound badge, Infantry Assault badge and the medal for the Crusade against Comunisum, There is also a letter to his Father dated 1936, a couple more Postcards sent to Ludwig Zint. A blank service book., German KenKarte to Josef Zint dated 15.9.1946 and then 6 WWI Postcards showing Josef Zint in various WWI uniforms. There are lots of other items including feldpost letters. This is a superb family group, worthy of lots of research, with two citations signed by an important WWII General who was arrested for war crimes at the end of WWII. The group was acquired from a collector in Denmark.

GBP £750.00 (UK Pounds)

(M752) A Nice 1957 Medal Bar Grouping. The grouping consists of the recipients original 57 bar that has four third reich 57 awards to it. There ia also a West German merit award ribbon and another international award to the end of the grouping. The third reich replaced 57 awards that came with this grouping are a nice early court mounted iron cross 2nd class, being of magnetic three piece construction, this is in supberb condition, a nice 57 fighter clasp in silver with a nice blackened uppointed winged arrow, a nice silver wound badge with good quality burnished and frosted finish. Finally, a nice pilots badge with a nice convexed eagle. The badges eagle is of third reich quality and the overall quality of this piece is very high. When originally purchased, we were told that the grouping was from a General Major but we have no proof of this and only offer it as a point of interest. (We have had an e mail from an Americain friend who has added this information on the grouping : It's the U.S.Legion of Merit medal. When awarded to non US men, it was most often only awarded to General Officers) The group

SORRY I AM ON HOLD GBP £475.00 (UK Pounds)

(N811) A Family Grouping to a Father and Son. There is the father's Military Pass and Soldbuch which shows he served in the 4th company of 108 moving over to the MGK108 from 1916. The books are well filled out with many entries and shows the father was involved in the fighting at the Somme amongst other places. There is also a 100 Deutsche Mark note, a couple of post war well stamped Insurance Passes from the 1919/1920 period, a Collecting Book that has a stamp from 1959, then there are a couple of pieces of paperwork relating to the 1940's. There is also a Hitler Youth Record Book to the son which has both his photograph affixed and stamped in. There are many entries throughout the record book showing his entitlement to the badges. There is also a Postwar Confirmation Card, a Hitler Youth Identification Document for the camp of 1940 for the unit FAHNLEIN 13/81. Then a Hitler Youth Pass again with his photograph with many entries and stampings. The last item in this grouping is an Hitler Youth Silver Marksman's Badge with the silver border around the edge. A nice comprehensive grouping to one family.

GBP £325.00 (UK Pounds)

(N945) A Grouping of items revolving around the 1st October 1938 Medal which is included. The medal itself is in nice overall condition and of standard construction. It comes complete with its ribbon of issue. There is then a photograph of the recipient in Luftwaffe uniform with the rank of gefreiter. The photo shows him, his wife and their daughter. There is the name and address of the photo agent on the reverse, also. Then comes the A5 size full size Citation with the luftwaffe flying eagle to the top, awarded to a member of the luftwaffe. The citation was given out on 1/11/1939 and has been file punched, but other than this, it is in good condition and nice and clean.

GBP £125.00 (UK Pounds)

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