Luftwaffe unmarked Unqualified Gunner Badge. This badge, along with an unqualified Radioman/Gunner Badge, were introduced in April, 1944, to personnel who were not qualified, but had taken part in at least ten missions (less if wounded in action). It was in the reverse of the colors of the qualified badges, having a black wreath and silver eagle. These two Unqualified Badges are considered very scarce. Reverse has 2 large attatchment rivets, in Excellent condition. Payment by U.S. Postal Money Order.
Early Doorknob With WR Cipher. The doorknob is made of cast brass with a glided finish. It looks to be of the 19th century or early 20th. It features a cipher "WR II" as a stylized "W" flanked by two letters "R" and "R" on each side, below is the Roman numeral "II" Typically Wilhelm II had a different cipher, perhaps this is a variation from one of his residences. Veterans nephew told me that this was removed from a large "CASTLE" like building by his Uncle, the WW 2 Veteran, Stem has a slight bend in it where the Nephew claims his Uncle had broken it off of the door with the Butt of his Rifle, M-1 Garrand. I picked this up from the Nephew of the WW 2 Veteran who served in the European campaign in Germany, etc. The nephew was given this Doorknob from his uncle way back in the 1950's, he told me that it was off of a German Castle, and that the Vet had to use the butt of his Grand Rifle to Pop the doorknob off of the door, you can see in the photos of the slightly bent handle stem on the
German model 1932 Helmet band, red on both sides, appears that it never had a restraining band on the reverse, metal buckle. 1 end is folder over to a point, other end is sewn over and is padded for width, sewn to the metal buckle, no damage. Red Ribbed cotton band. In 1932 the Weimar era Reichswehr introduced a battle training maneuver helmet band for wear by participants in simulated battles and maneuvers. The M32 helmet bands were secured to the M16 and M18 style helmets by a single buckle to the reverse and the ventilation/face plate lugs of the helmets also assisted in securing the helmet band in place.
The cutters are marked U.S. DCHS CO 1918 and were made by the Diamond Caulk and Horseshoe Company.
The wire cutters are patterned after the french "grand modele" made by Peugeot Freres and others. The steel pin to prevent the handles from rubbing/touching each other is missing, hole in body is present, see photo. A steel pin or dowel cut to fit can be inserted into hole, an easy fix.
Luftwaffe Silverware from the Airbase WESTERLAND, dated 1938. Fork is Approx: 7 " long, front has nice early Luftwaffe Eagle at base of fork, rear is maker mkd. WMF-90-27, base is engraved WESTERLAND 1938. Nice patina on item. Payment by USPS Money Order.
This is extremely rare in that there was only one of these used at every six position dinner setting although there would be at least 5 to 6 pieces of flatware at each position. Thus this would probably be one of the most rare of the dinner setting pieces, except for possibly a meat fork or carving knife. The ladle is very seldom encountered in formal style Hitler silverware. This is a very fine example. It was finished in 800 silver and is so marked along with the moon crown and eagle on the shank. Brukmann of Heilbron was the manufacturer It is 7.5" long and the cup bowl is 2.5" x 2" in dimension and almost an inch deep. The National N.S. eagle is supported on its sides with the "AH." Partial trades accepted. I don't have Paypal,.
Informal Pattern Adolf Hitler, 8.25" Dinner knife, proper 800 marked with proof marks, typical wear from actual usage by the Fuhrer or by his Dining company, etc. Whe"ll maybe Hitler didn't actually use this Knife but its from his Informal Pattern Group, etc. See photos, partial trades accepted.
Nazi Germany Automobile License Plate Disc, Red painted aluminum disc with silver Eagle, Swastika & wording. This is a been there example being actually removed from a license plate during the War, not a post War reproduction. 1.75" in diameter.
Promotional Document of Friedrich Schulz, member of Gestapo in Hanover area in the mid to late 1930's, then an ORPO Leader in the Luneburg area. The information regarding Friedrich Schulz is included, Document is original 1944 issue. Several photos of document are included, Document opens up for added information and Documentation. As Himmler read over the Chronological events of the Document, he put small green pencil marks next to all the Relevant data, etc. This is a Rare, and original Document, Himmlers Signature is Clear and Bold. This document is a proposal of promotion that was submitted through the police hierarchy prior to actual promotion and issue of a promotion document. This one requests the promotion of Regeriungsrat Administrative Councilor Friedrich Schulz to Oberregeriungsrat Senior Administrative Councilor. The typed notation above the date indicates that the Party Chancelory has no objection to the promotion. The date of 8 April would be proper for April 20 promoti
Air Gunners badge is made of aluminum, eagle is blackened in color, also in aluminum. One of the rear rivets has been repaired/replaced, you can see the head of the rivet on the front. Rear shows where rivet was replaced with some scratch marks to reverse on left & right side of wreath, looks like some minor filing of the aluminum on the reverse where the rivet was replaced. Maker Marked "A" for ASSMAN, and mkd. D.G.R.M. on reverse. Bottom catch wiggles a bit but is still intact, appears the owner turned the bottom catch around for his convenience. This and the rivet replacement were both done during the third Reich, and are not post-war modifications. Replaced rivet is sound and intact, but lets the eagle move a little, not as tight as the original rivet would of been etc. Still a nice looking original badge.
All 5 medals are from the Same WW 2 British Soldier, the three named medals are to one soldier and are made from Silver, the other 2 medals in the group show some age, etc. to ribbons. Soldier served in North Africa, etc. Payment made by U.S. Postal M.O.
Dh below the National Eagle, Dh for Deutsche-Hochschule or German Higher Education. Maker Mkd. on the reverse "Br Henneberg BM", a scale in a circle, and 90 in a square. This is the exact maker mark that is correct for this pattern. Blade is also maker marked. In April 1934 Bernard Rust was appointed Reich Minister of Science, Education & Popular Culture by Adolf Hitler, he held this position until he commited Suicide on May 08, 1945 by gunshot. One day after the War officially ended. Rust Purged all Jews from the universities, dismissed over 1,000 professors including a number of Nobel Prize winners thus hindering German Science studies. Rust reported that he had "Liquidated the school as an institution of Intellectual Acrobatics". Dinner Knife is Almost 10" long. Minor wear but no damage.
This lot was obtained from the daughter of J.D. Fleming recently, who was the author of enclosed book "With Wings As Eagles" who used the pseudonym of Gideon R. Gray. The book was published in 1983. Mr. Flemings daughter stated her father did not want to use his real name as the author of the book because there was some embaressing moments, and some foul language in the book and he did not want his church congregation to be aware of any of this, also his Biblical pseudonym, etc. Mr. Fleming is still alive, his book recalls some historical times while as a Navigator aboard B-24's while flying with the 450th. bomb group in Europe during WW 2. Mr. Flemings personal theatre made 3 place ribbon bar is also included. Personal letter to Mr. Fleming from James Doolittle dated 4 June 1985, Signature is still Bold and clear, on J.H. Doolittle Mutual Of Omaha Insurance Co. letterhead. Doolittle had his old mailing address on letterhead which was not current at this time so he affixed another lab
As shown, 10 Mark coinage, most of the original silver wash is still intact, some age to both sides, made of Aluminum/Magnesium thus the easy wear & decay from over the years, still a rare piece of currency. Listed under Poland in the Coin Catalogs, weight is 3.54 grams.
As shown, 5 Mark currency, most of the original silver wash is still intact, some age to both sides, made of Aluminum/Magnesium thus the easy wear & decay from over the years, still a rare piece of currency. Listed under Poland in the Coin Catalogs, weight is 1.58 grams.
Dh below the National Eagle, Dh for Deutsche-Hochschule or German Higher Education. Maker Mkd. on the reverse "Br Henneberg BM", a scale in a circle, and 90 in a square. This is the exact maker mark that is correct for this pattern. In April 1934 Bernard Rust was appointed Reich Minister of Science, Education & Popular Culture by Adolf Hitler, he held this position until he commited Suicide on May 08, 1945 by gunshot. One day after the War officially ended. Rust Purged all Jews from the universities, dismissed over 1,000 professors including a number of Nobel Prize winners thus hindering German Science studies. Rust reported that he had "Liquidated the school as an institution of Intellectual Acrobatics". Dinner Spoon is over 8" long. Minor wear but no damage. Payment by U.S. Postal Money Order.
SS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm was an ocean liner for North German Lloyd (NDL) from her launch in 1907 until the end of World War I. After the war, she briefly served as USS Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm for the United States Navy returning American troops from France. The vessel was first chartered and later purchased outright by Canadian Pacific Steamships and operated under the names Empress of China, Empress of India, Montlaurier, Monteith, and Montnairn.She was scrapped in 1929.
She was one of several ships in the vicinity of the Titanic when the latter ship sank. Her last voyage as Prinz Frederick Wilhelm was begun on June 13, 1914. At the outbreak of war in August 1914, she cut short a pleasure cruise and sought refuge at Odda, Norway. After the war, the ship was surrendered on March 31, 1919 to the British. For a short period, she was commissioned in the US Navy as a troop transport. From April into August Prinz Friedrich Wilhelm made five trips from France and the U.S., carrying over
Both Brassards are on a Olive green Cotton, one says U.S. N. A., and the other says S.P. which I do not know what this brassard was used for, but both came togather and both have identical Green stitching on the rears where they were attatched to uniforms. The U.S.N.A. brassard was used by the Army in WW 1, and I believe it was used with the new inductees into Army Life, etc. The one brassard shows some minor staining, see photos.
A World War II vintage tank periscope, model M13 and number 7643904. It is comprised of lucite to the middle and features two reflecting mirrors at 45 degree angles allowing the user to peer through the bottom-most mirror and see well-above his head. It is marked to the front ?Periscope, M13 7643904?. Front has a small piece of clear tape which can be easily removed. Still functional.
DLV Badge for Free Balloon Pilots, this badge was incorporated into the NSFK in 1937, and continuously awarded up tp 10 March 1938. This was the first NSFK Qualification badge awarded to Licensed Free Balloon pilots after the DLV was absorbed into the NSFK. This was the First pattern. This Badge is hand Embroidered as were all of the 1st. Pattern Free Balloon Pilot badges. A full explanation of this award can be found in the book Uniforms, Organisation & History of the NSKK & NSFK by Angolia & Littlejohn, under Awards of the NSFK, page # 412. This is a Rare Badge, and was removed from a Uniform Pocket, not an un-issued example. Black paper backed. Some areas of the Bullion thread on the front of the award show some wear & age from actual use, these are small areas on some of the more raised areas of the award, especially on the balloon, see photos.
The CPTP (often shortened to CPT) would eventually operate at more than 1,100 colleges and universities, with over 1,400 individual flight schools. As a result of the high level of training provided by the CPTP, CPTP-trained pilots did well while receiving additional training at US Air Corps flight schools. Between 1939 and 1945, the CPTP would go on to train more than 435,000 pilots, logging over 12 million flight hours!
As was occassionally practiced among CPT graduates, the "CPT" on the shield of the wings has been ground down to denote graduation from the program. Maker mark DANECRAFT STERLING was the only maker of these Wings during this period.
Document is in original frame, looks to have framed sometime after WW 1, it had a cardboard matting around the document that didn't expose the whole document and Jonn Brooks signature, so I threw the matting away. Document is split into 2 pieces but still displays nice, I can ship document with or without frame. Rear of Document has Notary Info signed by local Justice of the peace 1817. There is information on the internet on John Brooks, Alden Bradford, & Captain John Blasdel Junior. I also have photos of gravesites.
To John Blasdel Jun.: You being elected on the ninth day of August A.D. 1817 to be Captain of a Company in the Battalion of Artillery in the seconds Brigade and the seconds Division of the Militia of this Commonwealth.
John Brooks (May 4, 1752 March 1, 1825) was a doctor, military officer, and politician from Massachusetts. He served as the 11th Governor of Massachusetts from 1816 to 1823, and was one of the last Federalist officials elected in the United States. Tra
Nicely Professionally done by a jeweler for soldiers sweetheart or wife, 8 original enameled D.I.'s, veteran was a 1946 graduate. All devices are hung from brass clasps, the only Insignia that is suspended upside down is the West Point D.I., has clasp on brass chain. All devices show some wear and age, some have minor enamel chips missing but not distractive. West point, Infantry, Artillery & Signal units, etc. See photos.
Removed from Downed German Bomber He-111, obtained from WW 2 Veterans Son recently, he did not know how dad obtained it, but this was the story Dad told the son after the war, switch is maker and Luftwaffe FL markd. See photos. Postal Money Orders only for payment.
Set of 3 Eva Braun Marked Silverware, Large Knife, Spoon & Fork, all of the same pattern. The knife's handle is 800 mkd, and the blade is maker mkd., I believe the Knife blade is chromed or silver plated. Spoon & Fork are all 800 mkd. Silver, and are marked Pennant, Moon, Crown & 800. All show wear from actual use, these are not un-issued pieces. All pieces show some patina, the Spoon shows a partial fingerprint in the patina, I found the following on the Internet from Albert Speers Book.
The Butterfly monogram on the Silverware stands for the initials E.B. (Eva Braun) which was designed by Albert Speer. Speer stated in 1981 in his book: I have discussed the many patterns of silverware possessed by myself, Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun-Hitler, Goring, Himmler, Bormann and others. It was common practice for the silverware manufacturers in Germany as well as the occupied countries to present complete sets of their patterns to the members of the High Command and people who had power and influe
This is a Rare Item that has survived many years in storage, Original 1920-1930's Metal Pencil Sharpener with even Rarer Cardboard Derrigible Hanger. Both the Derrigible and cardboard hanger are stamped "GERMANY", which I believe was for Export being that the Hanger is spelled in English. Both are in really great condition, but show minor signs of wear. See photos. Made to resemble a U.S. Navy Derrigible.
ROMANIA Gilt Medal of Distinction for Achievement in Education, 1st. Class with Bow type ribbon. 1898-1906 type. Awarded for work in Secondary Schools. (There are 2 classes & 3 different Nominations, Primary, Secondary & Professional). Award was given in Gilt & Silver) This award is the Highest award possible, -Gilt Professional-.Front of Medal has picture of CAROL I AL ROMANIEI, back of medal says: CA RASPLATA - MUNCEI-, PENTRU INVETAMINTUL- PROFESIONAL This type of Bow ribbon shows the Medal was issued to a Woman, this type of ribbon is much Rarer than the standard type ribbon. Front has Designer & Maker Marks below the portrait, Carniol Fiul. No damage seen, ribbon shows minor wear and some old sticker residue on the reverse, see photos
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