RAF Levies Iraq Cap Badge
An RAF Levies Iraq Cap Badge in brass with fixing post, in very good condition
The Iraq Levies was the first Iraqi military force established by the British in British controlled Iraq.
The Iraq Levies were a noteworthy feature of the Kingdom of Iraq, and especially of northern Iraq during the years of the mandate. They distinguished themselves in May 1941 during the Anglo-Iraqi Wa... read more
Tunisian Order of Nichan Iftikhar. Pre 1942
Order of Nichan Iftikhar, Commander 3rd Class, Ahmad II Ibn Ali issue, no hallmarks, silver and enamels, and of a higher quality French made form.
In very good condition and complete with neck ribbon and ties, one tie being broken.
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 M... read more
Official War Photograph. Fallshirmjager Grave Marker
Although missing the typical brown paper label associated with Official War Photographs evidence of it still remains.
Measuring 130 x 100mm the photograph shows a British or Commonwealth soldier examining the remains of a grave marker which appears to be for a Fallschirmjager and a date of 23.3. 4?, presumably in Italy.
Very good condition read more
Official British War Photograph. Italy 1944
British Associated Press Official War Photograph taken in Italy and dated 23Feb 1944 and captioned “A Typical German Demolition on the Eighth Army’s Front.
Measuring 112 x 100 mm the picture is in good condition but printed on thin poor quality paper read more
WW1 Turkist Gallipoli Star - German Manufactured
The Gallipoli Star of the Ottoman Empire was instituted by the Sultan Mehmed Reshad V on the 1st March 1915 for gallantry in battle.
Constructed in brass and then nickel plated the star has fields of red enamel, the central design supported by a crescent moon. Also awarded to German recipients, the maker’s stampings of BB &Co denoting German manufacture.
Slightly vaulted and with ... read more
Spanish Volunteers in Russia “Blue Division” Commemorative Medal
A good example of this medal in gilded zinc, unmarked, measuring 32 mm in diameter, on loop for suspension with original ribbon in black red white and yellow.
Overall condition is very good with some discolouration to about one quarter of the gilding to the reverse. read more
Iron Cross Second Class by Deschler
A very fine example of an Iron Cross Second Class by the preferred maker Deschler, the suspension ring stamped 1
The Cross maintains most of the original frosting with the magnetic core free from rust or loss to the finish.
The ribbon appears original to the Cross and is in similarly very good condition.
An extremely nice piece read more
Luftwaffe Flak Unteroffizier Shoulder Straps
An excellent matched and unissued pair of slip on Luftwaffe Shoulder Straps for a Flak / Artillery Unteroffizier
Trimmed with silver tresse the main body and straps are in a blue grey cloth whilst the underside of the main body is in field grey wool.
The waffenfarbe is a slightly faded red for artillery.
It would be difficult to upgrade this set read more
Afrika Korps Felpost Envelope with rare Palmstempel
A Feldpost Envelope once containing a letter sent by Afrika Korps Soldier W Reichenberger to a Marie Muller and stamped with the very rare “Palmstempel” (Palm Tree Stamp”) to the upper left corner. Also included is a nice original group photograph of German soldiers in the desert which I take to either include or been taken by Reichenberger.
On occasions during the period in which the Af... read more
Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger Qualification Badge in Cloth
(Fallschirmschützenabzeichen) Constructed with a dark grey wool backing the obverse bearing a machine embroidered silver / grey oval laurel and oak leaf wreath, joined together at the bottom by ribbon overlaid by a diving golden yellow Luftwaffe eagle clutching a Swastika.
The badge is in very good unissued condition. read more
Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser Badge in Tombak by Juncker
A very good example of a Kriegsmarine Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge struck from Tombak with a fire gilded finish.
Although no maker’s name appears the badge is by C.E. Juncker with such features as the hinge block, coastline profile on the globe and indeed the separate face of the globe itself pointing to this manufacturer.
The gilding to the wreath, eagle and ship remains very goo... read more
D.D.A.C. "Der Deutsche Automobil - Club" Insignia
D.D.A.C. "Der Deutsche Automobil - Club" insignia removed from a Sports Vest or Car pennant.
Measuring 100mm x 83mm the design is machine embroidered and is the left facing eagle variant so possibly from a pennant.
It remains attached to an off cut of white cotton by two brass safety pins and I have not removed it as this is how it has been kept by a New Zealand POW released from ... read more
Soldatenfreund Folder with Paperwork Taken From POW
A small collection of paperwork retained by a former New Zealand army officer who, following his release from POW camp in Germany remained to interrogate German prisoners, being fluent in the German. It is not clear if all the pieces came from one soldier or from several.
The collection comprises:
A pocket sized Soldatenfreund folder with hardback faux leather covers containing an... read more
Deutsche Wehrmacht Armband. Uncommon Variation
A very good undamaged example of the “Deutsche Wehrmacht”, (German Armed Forces) Armband which was one of the armbands introduced with the Army Mobilization Order of March 12th 1937 and was designed for wear by non-uniformed personnel serving with the Armed Forces. New regulations of October 1st 1941 restricted wear of this armband to non-uniformed non-combatant personnel.
Black printed... read more
Death Card and Photographs to Gebirgsjäger Killed in North Africa
An interesting collection to Gebirgsjäger Gefreiter Roman Gerber, killed in North Africa in April 1943.
Comprising, his Death / Memorial Card with his picture and four photographs all roughly 90 mm x60mm.
The Death Card is in generally very good condition but with a split extending approximately 2/3 of the fold which had been reinforced with clear tape. His death in April 1943 may... read more
Single Shoulder Strap To a Pioneer Major
A single Slider Shoulder Board to a Major in Pioneer Regiment 90
Silver aluminium braid woven to rank with golden Arabic numerals. Black wool backing.
Very good condition free from moth but with very light traces of blue tack from a previous display.
Luftwaffe Unteroffizier Slider Shoulder Strap. Signals
A single, perhaps unissued, Shoulder Strap Slider to a Luftwaffe signals unteroffizier.
Blue grey background trimmed with silver Tresse and signals brown piping.
Excellent condition but with faint signs of blue tack from display
Single Shoulder Board to a Jager Major
A single Slider Shoulder Board to a Major in Jager Regiment 8
Woven aluminium wire denoting rank with an Arabic 8 all on a green backed board.
Very good service used condition with some surface wear to the aluminium wire and very light traces of blue tack to the
1941 DFC Group of Seven to Wing Commander AMG Lywood
A nicely mounted and framed DFC Group of seven to Wing Commander Alan Montagu Gifford Lywood (39542), a Sunderland Pilot with 228 and 230 Squadron.
The Group comprises a 1941 dated Distinguished Flying Cross (Gazette Date 17/06/1941) 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, Africa Star, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal with Mentioned in Despatches Clasp and Coronation Medal.
All are in very g... read more
Wound Badge in Black
A Black grade hollow back Wound Badge made of steel with blackened finish.
As with most hollow back would badges this example is non maker marked.
The Badge is in excellent condition and was perhaps never issued. Pin, hinge and catch are completely without damages as is the rest of the badge.
This example would be hard to upgrade. read more
Luftwaffe Pith Helmet Insignia Set
Once of the most difficult eagles to find is the right facing (left as viewed) Luftwaffe eagles for wear on the Tropenhelm, the so called Pith Helmet.
Complete with its shield for wear on the opposite side of the helmet both pieces are a little dirty but are overall in very good service used condition with no damage and with all fixing blades present.
A scarce original set forum d... read more
Hitler Youth Belt with Nickel Silver Buckle by F.W. Assmann & Söhne
(HJ Koppelschloss). A very good early example constructed in polished nickel silver, the obverse with a standard HJ motif consisting of an eagle in the centre perched atop a HJ diamond that is surrounded by a serrated circular border with an inner and outer rope, and the HJ motto “Blut und Ehre” (German - Blood and Honour). Very good condition.
The reverse has a standard soldered catch a... read more
Hitler Youth Membership Card
A Hitler Youth Membership Card in very good condition but seemingly with no photograph ever added.
As is so often the case the writing is difficult to read but as far as I can establish it was issued to 15 year old Hildegard Schmidt on 1st May 1936.
The front cover carries the area stamp for Gebeits 8 (Niedersachsen – Lower Saxony) while the centre pages have 7 green stamps showin... read more
Hitler Youth Belt and Buckle by Julius Kremp
(HJ Koppelschloss). A very good example constructed in stamped steel, the obverse with a standard HJ motif consisting of an eagle in the centre perched atop a HJ diamond, surrounded by a serrated circular border with an inner and outer rope, and the HJ motto “Blut und Ehre” ( Blood and Honour).
The reverse has a double-prong bar and is stamped RZM (single circle) M/4/55 (Julius Kremp)<... read more
5th Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps Pagri.
Scarce 5th Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps Pagri worn on the universal Khaki helmet by RTC Armoured Car Companies in India between 1929 -33
Three panel cotton / felt construction with the number 5 machine embroidered into the red central panel.
Overall very good condition.
This actual example is featured on page 15 of issue 267 of "The Formation Sign", the Journal of ... read more
1st Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps Pagri.
Scarce 1st Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Corps Pagri worn on the universal Khaki Helmet by RTC Armoured Car Companies in India between 1929 -33
Three panel cotton / felt construction with tabs to the reverse for fitting and the number 1 hand embroidered into the red central panel.
Some fading and light moth along the bottom fold.
This actual example is featured on page 15... read more
RFC Officer's Field Service Cap
A privately purchased Royal Flying Corps Field Service Officer’s Cap constructed in a Khaki whipcord material with a bronze cap badge with posts and pin.
The Cap has side flaps held in the up position with a hook and cotton loop at each side and is secured at the front with two RFC buttons by Gaunt. An additional hook remains in place at left and right lower edges for the attachment of ... read more
Battle Damaged Panzer Officer's Visor Cap with Windhund Traditions Badge
A battle damaged but very interesting Panzer officer’s Visor or Peaked cap with its original and very rare traditions badge to the 116th Windhund division.
Manufactured by a maker in Rastatt in a high quality ribbed Tricot wool and piped with the pink waffenfarbe of the Panzer troops, the Cap has an aluminium eagle sitting above a nickel plated cockade below which is the officer’s cap co... read more
Germany, Luftwaffe. A Table Medal for Outstanding Technical Achievements in the Luftwaffe
(Medaille für ausgezeichnete Leistungen im technischen Dienst der Luftwaffe).
Constructed of silvered feinzink, the obverse with a leftward-facing profile of Hermann Göring, circumscribed by an inscription of “DER OBERBEFEHLSHABER DER LUFTWAFFE, REICHSMARSCHALL HERMANN GÖRING” (“THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE LUFTWAFFE, MARSHAL OF THE REICH HERMANN GÖRING”), the reverse with a central Lu... read more
SA "Sturmabteilung” enlisted man’s Belt and Buckle
This second example of an SA "Sturmabteilung” enlisted man’s Belt and Buckle demonstrates yet another examples of the numerous variants that exist.
The Buckle comprises a plain brass plate with separate face plate attaches by two solder spots. The eagle’s head sits below the inner rope design whilst the curved wings stretch out to the outer rope. In this case the Swastika is rotated.
WW1 "TANKS" Cloth Title
An unissued example of the short lived WW1 “Tanks” Cloth Shoulder Title, declared obsolete less than one month after having been sealed in October 1917.
65mm x 25mm with Tanks machine embroidered in white cotton on khaki serge backing.
Very good condition read more
British Wartime Press Brassard
A slightly washed out but very good wartime Brassard to Journalist Frank Moore.
The white cotton Brassard bears the printed wording PRESS to the obverse whilst the inside is marked Moore Frank BY BD 1.
BYBD 37/1 is a wartime national registration number. The letter code BYBD shows that on the night of National Registration in 1939 he was living in the metropolitan Borough of Wood ... read more
A collection of Yeoman Warden's (Beefeaters) Insignia
An excellent and apparently unissued collection of insignia of the Tower of London Yeomen Wardens better known perhaps as the Beefeaters.
The Queens Crown based insignia relates to, the Yeoman Warden, Yeoman Warden’s Sergeant’s 4 Chevrons, Yeoman Clerk ( 4 chevrons with crown above) Yeoman Gaoler (tower on chevrons with crown) Chief Yeoman Warder (keys on chevrons with crown) and appoin... read more
Italian POW Brassard
A very rare Italian Prisoner of War Brassard constructed with an oval shaped green cotton backing with “Italy” machine embroidered in white cotton, the reverse ink stamped M-Anza.
Camp Anza was a POW camp for German and Italian prisoners established in Southern California, eventually disbanded in 1946.
Overall condition is very good but with one of the securing tapes missing. read more
Luftwaffe Four Pocket Uniform Tunic
An excellent unissued example of a Luftwaffe Four Pocket Uniform Tunic to a Flieger in a Flak Regiment.
Similar to the Service Tunic with the exception that these had an extra button plus a special collar cut allowing it to be worn open or closed. It was designed embodying the features of the Service Tunic it eventually replaced and was not introduced for wear until November 1938, this e... read more
ATS KD Skirt 1944 Dated
An ATS Khaki Drill Skirt with it’s original 1944 dated label. Made by Shore and Sons this is a size 13 for a 25”– 26” waist, height 5’7” – 5’ 8”.
Closure is by one button at the waist and two press fasteners with the opening worn on the left hip.
Overall condition is very good with a repaired horizontal cut of about 2.5cms at the base of the opening and with one press fastener in ... read more
Battledress Blouse 1943 Size 16, 39"- 40" Breast
1943 dated US War Aid Battledress Blouse in a good size 16 ranked to a Captain.
Overall appearance is very good with close inspection showing a number of small moth nips and some hand darning to others on the right shoulder and upper back. None of these are readily noticeable and the Blouse remains very wearable.
Each epaulette carries the three 'Tria Juncta In Uno' brass pips of ... read more
Luftwaffe Generalluftzeugmeister (Civilian Technicians) Breast Eagle
Worn on the right breast of overalls or the left sleeve of the Fiegerbluse by Generalluftzeugmeister personnel who were civilian technicians whose specialties were usually in maintenance or supply.
The inverted triangular badge is constructed in yellow cotton with machine embroidered cog wheel, Luftwaffe eagle and Swastika and the letters GL in black cotton within a black triangular bord... read more
German Group of Four
An attractive German court Mounted Group of Four comprising 1870 Iron Cross 2cl., Landwehr Service Medal 2cl., 1870-1871 Campaign medal with 6 clasps, Beaumont, Bapume, ST Quentin, Amiens, Gravelotte St Private, Metz and Prussia, Wilhelm I Centenary Medal.
All in very good condition read more
German Personal First Aid Kit
A wartime German Personal Medical Kit recovered from the Danish Island of Bornholm in the Baltic.
The Pouch measures approximately 180mm x 100mm when closed and is held shut by a classic Ri - Ri zip, so often encountered on wartime German equipment. The zip works perfectly but the leather pull tab is detached although present.
Inside there are leather loops to accommodate first ... read more
WW1 German M15 Gas Mask with Canister
A rare WW1 German M15 "Gummimaske" Gas Mask in nice service used condition.
This is the desirable rubberised cloth German Gas Mask that preceded the M17 "Lederschutzmaske", the later leather-faced Gas Mask introduced by the German Army in mid 1917 which the collector much more commonly encounters.
The Mask offered here is the improved "Rahmenmaske" version of the Gummimaske worn ... read more