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WW11 German Customs Other Ranks Cap

From the same collection as the previously listed items obtained from the family of a US. 6th Armoured Division veteran who participated in the liberation of Buchenwald, this Customs Other Ranks Cap is in very good unissued condition but is perhaps unlikely to have been acquired from the camp.
Completely free from moth and showing no signs of service wear but with a few minor perforation to the sweatband. The diamond shaped protector is in place with the name of the supplier August Schellenberg and size 58 still clearly visible beneath.

Code: 52595

395.00 GBP


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SS SD 'Sicherheitsdienst' Sleeve Diamond

Machine-embroidered 'SD' in silver-white thread on a black wool diamond shaped base in excellent unissued condition.
This is a further to be listed from the most exciting collection from the immediate family of Sgt. Charles Ruzicka, a Tank Commander with the US 6th. Armoured Division which saw extensive action throughout Western Europe and participated in the Battle of The Bulge and most importantly, the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Research suggests the probability that most and perhaps all of the items were collected from stores at Buchenwald and some support is given to the theory by the presence in the collection of an aluminium SS clothing requisition tag from the camp, along with this Buchenwald money. Certainly, Sgt. Ruzicka was in a position to transport his booty away.
A video recording of Sgt Ruzicka being interviewed at a 6th Armoured Division Reunion can be seen here. He is second to appear: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDJI5eLTGFQk5HRkM0ZEVyV00/view

Code: 52594

220.00 GBP


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German "Coconut" Feldflasche Canteen

A very good example of the “Coconut” Canteen, originally designed for use in tropical zones. Cast in aluminium followed by a process of heating and pressure with wood and resin being applied. The end result was compact and ridged with excellent thermal properties.
Well stamped and dated 1941, overall condition is very good with just a small area of rust staining to the cotton web harness and with the lower stud pulled back through the harness, all other components being without damage.
Quite a scarce item to find

Code: 52593

110.00 GBP


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German Feldflasche Canteen

A very good example of the 1944 pattern German Army Canteen, the Feldflasche in overall excellent condition.
The felt covering is without damage as are the four press fasteners, the flask itself is without dents and the leather harness without cracks or tears. Both the aluminium screw cap and the throat of the flask are stamped DMN44.
The Bakelite or plastic drinking cup is undamaged.
It would be very difficult to upgrade this example

Code: 52592

70.00 GBP


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One Reichsmark Buchenwald Lagergeld Note

A one RM Lagergeld note printed for use by prisoners in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The note is in good condition, twice folded and with one small tear at the bottom of one fold.
Considered a work camp, inmates were not paid for the work but were given "coupons" now and then to buy things in the "Kantine". As the war progressed badly and the number of workers declined, the KZ worker potential became important. Offers of "premiums" and other advantages were made to the inmates. In order that these scrips could not be used outside the camps, special money was printed to prevent their use after escape. Oranienburg was the first known camp to have Lagergeld for its prisoners.
These are the fourth items to be listed from the most exciting collection from the immediate family of Sgt. Charles Ruzicka, a Tank Commander with the US 6th. Armoured Division which saw extensive action throughout Western Europe and participated in the Battle of The Bulge and most importantly, the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Research suggests the probability that most and perhaps all of the items were collected from stores at Buchenwald and some support is given to the theory by the presence in the collection of an aluminium SS clothing requisition tag from the camp, along with this Buchenwald money. Certainly, Sgt. Ruzicka was in a position to transport his booty away.
A video recording of Sgt Ruzicka being interviewed at a 6th Armoured Division Reunion can be seen here. He is second to appear: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDJI5eLTGFQk5HRkM0ZEVyV00/view

Code: 52591

Reserved


50 Pfg. Buchenwald Lagergeld Note

A 50 pfg Lagergeld note printed for use by prisoners in the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. The note is in very good condition and without damage
Considered a work camp, inmates were not paid for the work but were given "coupons" now and then to buy things in the "Kantine". As the war progressed badly and the number of workers declined, the KZ worker potential became important. Offers of "premiums" and other advantages were made to the inmates. In order that these scrips could not be used outside the camps, special money was printed to prevent their use after escape. Oranienburg was the first known camp to have Lagergeld for its prisoners.
These are the fourth items to be listed from the most exciting collection from the immediate family of Sgt. Charles Ruzicka, a Tank Commander with the US 6th. Armoured Division which saw extensive action throughout Western Europe and participated in the Battle of The Bulge and most importantly, the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Research suggests the probability that most and perhaps all of the items were collected from stores at Buchenwald and some support is given to the theory by the presence in the collection of an aluminium SS clothing requisition tag from the camp, along with this Buchenwald money. Certainly, Sgt. Ruzicka was in a position to transport his booty away.
A video recording of Sgt Ruzicka being interviewed at a 6th Armoured Division Reunion can be seen here. He is second to appear: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDJI5eLTGFQk5HRkM0ZEVyV00/view

Code: 52590

Reserved


Single Decal M18 Reissue Helmet

A very nice example of a reissue single decal M18, free from damage and retaining much of the reissue feldgrau finish and with a good Heer decal.
A size 62, the helmet carries the A3 vent lugs appropriate to the size and is fitted with the M31 liner with reinforced liner band. Leather to the liner is a little dry but undamaged and still subtle. The chinstrap is again rather dry and has splits extending about one third of the way across the leather where the helmet has been displayed with the chinstrap stowed over the peak.
Never oiled or cleaned, this is a nice example of a reissued M18.

Code: 52589

675.00 GBP


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Three SS "Ugly Bird" Sleeve Eagles

An uncut strip of three forum discussed SS other ranks Sleeve Eagles , known for obvious reasons as the ugly birds and forming part of the collection of mainly SS items I am listing, sourced from one US Army Veteran.
All three of the machine embroidered Eagles are textbook examples in excellent condition and are the only examples in the collection.
These are the third items to be listed from the most exciting collection from the immediate family of Sgt. Charles Ruzicka, a Tank Commander with the US 6th. Armoured Division which saw extensive action throughout Western Europe and participated in the Battle of The Bulge and most importantly, the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Research suggests the probability that most and perhaps all of the items were collected from stores at Buchenwald and some support is given to the theory by the presence in the collection of an aluminium SS clothing requisition tag from the camp, along with some Buchenwald money. Certainly, Sgt. Ruzicka was in a position to transport his booty away.
A video recording of Sgt Ruzicka being interviewed at a 6th Armoured Division Reunion can be seen here. He is second to appear: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDJI5eLTGFQk5HRkM0ZEVyV00/view

Code: 52588

650.00 GBP


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Schutzmannschaften Matched Pair of Shoulder Straps

Justifiably described as being in mint unissued condition these “Schuma” Shoulder Straps show a canted machine embroidered Swastika on a black brushed cotton background piped in green with the reverse being a mix of grey wool and rayon.
These are the second items to be listed from the most exciting collection obtained from the immediate family of Sgt. Charles Ruzicka, a Tank Commander with the US 6th. Armoured Division which saw extensive action throughout Western Europe and participated in the Battle of The Bulge and most importantly, the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
The straps are from a limited number of pairs brought home by Sgt. Ruzicka and those that you receive are guaranteed to be in the same, as new condition. If you prefer to have this pictured example, please let me know.
Research suggests the probability that most and perhaps all of the items were collected from stores at Buchenwald and some support is given to the theory by the presence in the collection of an aluminium SS clothing requisition tag which I believe was from the camp. Certainly, Sgt. Ruzicka was in a position to transport his booty away.
A video recording of Sgt Ruzicka being interviewed at a 6th Armoured Division Reunion can be seen here. He is second to appear: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0RDJI5eLTGFQk5HRkM0ZEVyV00/view

The protection team, or Schuma was an auxiliary police unit of local volunteers from the occupied territories of Eastern Europe. They were set up in areas under civil administration and were integrated into the command structure of the SS.
In the former Polish territories in the West of the Soviet Union and the former Baltic states these units received great popularity. In late July 1941 the protection teams of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler were expanded into an important instrument of German tyranny in Eastern Europe. By the end of 1942, the Schumas reached a strength of about 300,000 men, organized in units to battalion strength. They were used to guard concentration camps and actively participated in the so-called anti-partisan activities.












Code: 52587

410.00 GBP


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Kriegsmarine White Tropical Wear Jacket

A very good and I believe unissued example of a Kriegsmarine “New Style” White Jacket, worn by all ranks from Senior NCO’s to Officer as part of the Tropical dress and made of a white washable cotton.
Distinguished by the lay down collar, the “New Style” has four front patch pockets with scalloped flaps and a four button single breasted closure. Each sleeve terminates with a faux French cuff.
Each shoulder has an opening for a removable (winged) shoulder strap, secured in place by a single button.
All buttons are original Kriegsmarine buttons with those that I have inspected being 1939 dated, however, I believe these were added later as each, including those for the shoulder straps, is secured by a ring clip rather than an S clip. Above the right breast pocket are three loops for the wear of the pin back eagle.
Overall condition is very good with some storage marks.

Code: 52586

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