Female18 Year Long Service Medal on ribbon bow with silver eagle. Has the attaching pin on reverse, however the pin, and the plate to which it is attached to the ribbon, has some rusting. Medal is bright and ribbon is clean. This medal is much less common than the men's silver medal. Low Excellent
Kriegsmarine Narvik Shield in gilt finish and with navy blue material. Shield is unused, and apart from a few small pieces missing from the brittle edge of the paper backing, in near mint condition. Excellent
Krim Shield with navy-blue material indicating for issue to an individual in the Kriegsmarine. Hitler ordered that all personnel who were honorably engaged in combat in Crimea were authorized to wear this shield. It is interesting to note that there was very specific criteria for the award of this shield in that the individual had to have served for three months in the area, wounded or took part in at least one major engagement. This was to prevent staff officers from making short "official" visits to this area in order to qualify for another decoration. This badge is unused with the obverse finish intact. The reverse flimsy paper backing shows its age with much of the paper edging flakind off. Low Excellent
Kriegsmarine un-marked High Seas Fleet Badge with near perfect bright wreath and eagle gilding. Ship details sharp and well defined, as an original should be. Reverse has large dark areas to gilding due to wear and age. Pin has a slight bend, but I will leave that to the next owner should he decide to straighten. Fairly priced at Low Excellent.
Quality Luftwaffe Pilot Badge with the logo of BSW in a three leaf clover indicating the maker, Bruder Schneider A.G., an accepted quality maker of badges. I don't understand why this maker put their logo up-side down, but that is the way it is always found. Pin has a couple of very minor and shallow bends that the next owner, if he desires, can attempt to straighten. I leave them as found, as I think, if minor, lends to character. The high quality of the strike, metal and construction indicates an pre or early war badge. Excellent
WW1 buckle utilized for having a reel attached that had wire that would be played out to connect one party with another for communication between them. I would imagine this method was much more efficient than having a length of hand carried wire. This buckle shows some age and use, and some areas on the reverse have some light surface rust. Good
Mine Sweeper, Sub Chaser and Escort Vessels War Badge. Awarded to men and officers of the ships for which the badge is named. This is an early un-marked quality badge with bright wreath and water plume. Excellent
Political Leader Armband for a Krieseiter eines amtes (leader of an Department) with the white piping indicating the Kries level. This armband was un-issued, as the ends were never sewn together. On the reverse, stamped very lightly, is an arrow pointing up and part of the word "oben" (top). Wearing it correctly has the oak leaves pointed upward. I have seen a number of photos of then being worn with the oak leaves pointing down. Guess some were being worn by Political Leaders who did not know or care, "which way was up". This armband is without issues. Excellent
Auxiliary Cruiser War Badge awarded for participation in a "successful long distance voyage by the crew of an auxiliary cruiser or supply ship". Ships sailing under the guise of neutral cargo ships were designated auxiliary cruisers. This un-marked badge has about 95% of the obverse gilding, with the riveted silver portion of the upper globe still bright. The reverse is dark, appearing that no gilding was ever applied. Pin, clasp and attachments still bright. Low Excellent
Water Police EM/NCO gilded pebbled steel buckle with a 1943 dated leather tab stamped with maker "C.T.H. Dicke" located in Ludenshield. Has about 90% exterior finish, and where most of it is missing is on the lower edge. From my experience, one of the more difficult Police buckles to acquired. Very Good
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