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VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1941 PHOTO BOOK ON THE WAFFEN-S
This extremely heavily illustrated 150 pages soft cover book in very good condition was published 1941 by the NSDAP Central Publishing House in Munich. The only text in this book is a foreword by Gunter D\'Alquen, a pro-minent SS war reporter after September 1939 and towards the end of the war appointed by Himmler as head of the armed forces propaganda department. The entire book consists of excellent full page and even double page photos, showing Waffen-SS in action! The many close-up photos by SS war correspon-dent Friedrich Zschackel are fantastic reference material for anyone interes-ted in SS uniforms, weapons, field gear and vehicles! This is a very fine copy of the 1941 original, not the 2006 reprint! Good used condition, comming with original cover, cover has light damages on the spine
NICE GERMAN WWII OFFICER\'S WHITE TOP SUMMER VIS
Nice quality, private purchase, Officers white top visor cap consists of a removable, white, cotton/rayon blend, waffle, (pique), patterned top with white cotton/rayon blend piping to the forward edge of the crown. The removable top fits securely to the formed body of the cap. The cap features a black, horizontally ribbed, mohair centerband, and bright, interwoven, silver/aluminum braid piping to both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a hand embroidered, Luftwaffe eagle, clutching a canted, swastika in it’s talons, in bright silver/aluminum wire and bullion threads with pale grey accent threads on a cut-out, white wool base. The removable eagle is secured to the cap by three prongs that are inserted through three stitched eyelets. The front center of the centerband has a hand embroidered, winged, oak-leaf wreath in silver/aluminum wire threads with tan accent threads, encompassing a national tri-color. The national tri-color cockade is constructed of black and silver/aluminum wire threads with a red, screen vented central dot. The winged wreath and cockade are mounted on a cut-out black wool base which is neatly handstitched in place. The cap has an interwoven, twisted silver/aluminum braid chin cord which is secured to the cap by two, small, silver washed, pebbled, alloy buttons. The cap has a black lacquered vulcanfibre visor with a machine stitched, simulated leather lip to the forward edge. The interior of the cap has a wide light tan leather sweatband with ventilation perforation to the front forehead section. The sweatband shows light chafe wear The cap is in overall good condition with light to moderate age and usage toning to the white top as to be expected. Nice untouched white top!
RARE GERMAN WWII KURLAND CUFFTITLE
Machine woven silver/grey cotton construction cufftitle features machine woven black Latin script, \"Kurland\", to the center flanked on the left side by the shield of the Grand Master’s of the Order of the Teutonic Knight’s and on the right side by a stylized profile of an elks head which was the coat-of-arms of Mitau, (Jelgava), the principal city and historic capital of the Courland region. Both the top and bottom edges of the cufftitle are trimmed with dual horizontally machine woven black border stripes with evenly spaced dots between the stripes. The opened reverse of the cufftitle is an invert mirror image of the obverse and has the typical loose horizontal black threads. Scarce. Size ca 19cm, was cluted in a photo album
ULTRA RARE WWII SLOVAKIA HLINKA GARDE CUFFTITLE
THIS IS A VERY RARE WWII TIME PRODUCED SLOVAKIA CUFFTITLE; SPECIAL MADE FOR MEMBERS OF THE HLINKA GARGE; The guard was the Hlinka party's military arm for internal security, and it continued in that role under the autonomous government of Slovakia in federated Czecho-Slovakia. The Hlinka Guard were Slovakia's state police and most willingly helped Hitler with his plans. It operated against Jews, Czechs, Hungarians, the Left, and the opposition. I HAVE HAD THIS CUFFTITLE FOR MANY YEARS IN MY OWN COLLECTIONS; AFTER SOME RESEARCH ; A SLOVAKIAN COLLECTOR TOLD ME; THAT ONLY A SMALL NUMBER OF THESE CUFFTITLES WERE PRODUCED ; ONLY FOR A SPECIAL GROOP OF HLINKA MEMBERS ; WHICH WERE SEND WITH SLOVAKIAN POLITICALS TO OTHER EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AS DELEGATION. SIZE CA 42 CM ; WIDTH CA 3 CM
GERMAN WWII ARMY ARZT TROPICAL FIELD BLOUSE
Light weight, ribbed, khaki/olive, cotton twill construction field blouse features a vertical, six button front closure with small, opened, fold back, peak lapels and a lay down collar. The field blouse has four, non-pleated, front pockets with straight edged, button down flaps. Breast eagle has been removed. Collar tabs and shoulder boards are original stitching. Buttons are originals and have the original s-rings. Very nice piece , never cleaned, restored , great condition
GERMAN WWII NSDAP Kreisleiter Visor Cap WALTER HIR
THIS IS A VERY NICE GERMAN WWII NSDAP KREISLEITER VISOR CAP; IT WAS USED FROM KL WALTER HIRSCH; LEADER OF KREIS III IN VIENNA. WALTER HIRSCH DIED DURING WWII AS MEMBER OF THE WAFFEN SS IN RUSSIA. Very nice Kreis level visor cap with tan brown wool twill crown, brown velvet capband and white piping.The cap retaining beautiful quality gold plated eagle & swastika and oak leaves with enamel swastika cockade, along with golden bullion wire capcords. The lining in olive-coloured silk and with a full celluloid diamond. Tan coloured erzatz leather sweatband, and RZM, linen stores label behind the sweatband. Vorhead protection under the sweatband particulary missing. (this is normaly after near 80 years) the cap is in a very goot condition, great colours, no mots, no damages, great shining insignias, great piece of austrian WWII history !
LUFTWAFFE AIR GUNNER\'S BADGE \"B&N L\" (TOM
Air Gunner\'s Badge / Flight Engineer\'s Badge with Lightning Bolts. Tombak. An excellent early piece by Berg & Nolte, Lüdenscheidt. Unworn condition. Extremely fine finish! Case: Including the blue matching case of issue. Gold lettering \"Luftwaffen-Fliegerschützen-Abzeichen\" to the top. Soft blue velvet inlay. Openinig and closing correctly. A fantastic example in condition , backside with light traces of usage and the engraved name of the former owner , great chance to get a top piece for each collections !