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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)

(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

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(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)

(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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