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
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.
Kriegsmarine Blockade Runner by "Schwerin" with near perfect finish to eagle, chain wreath and ship. Includes the large matching stickpin normally found with the badge in the cased set. Stickpin finish in equally matching condition as the badge.
Army single decal M-42 helmet with size 58 liner. The original liner is intact, with some sweat stains, mostly in forehead area. Liner segment string still present, however, chinstrap has departed. Decal is about 70% present and late war rough finish is about 90%. Skirt markings are "D385" over "NS66". A decent example of a late army decaled M-42 that was not beaten up. Low Excellent
Enlisted overseas cap with Calvary soutach. A splendid example of an early war quality enlisted overseas cap with hand-sewn insignia. Liner is marked "G. Bender Stockach", and 1941 dated with a size 59. Forehead area of liner shows some very light sweat stains, otherwise without any issues. Excellent
Red Cross light-weight double vent helmet that was originally made to be a fireman's helmet. Still retains the helmet interior pad, the leather projections for attaching the leather neck shield, and the unique fire helmet chin strap. No evidence of this helmet ever having a black finish or of the liner having been removed for interior re-paint. This appears to be a factory paint and decal application. The clean liner still has its original tie, stamped with the size 55, and an ink 31. Helmet shows little use, with the paint about 90% and the decal near 100%. Inside skirt stamped with a company logo and "Vorschriftsmassig lt. Gesetz 3.5.34". Overall, a close to mint helmet. Excellent
Luftschutz Gladiator helmet about a size 58, and complete with chinstrap and liner. Paint is about 97% and decal about 90%. Liner is complete and clean with the exception of some sweat stains on front and right side. Attaching string for liner segments is broken with just about four inches still present, and segment ends un-attached to each other. Number 408 stamped inside rear skirt. A nice clean example. Low Excellent.
Aircraft industry Badge of Merit in Silver for Meritorious Achievement. This was only in a stickpin form, and for civilians, as it was intended for wear on their clothing. It is 25mm high and about 17mm in with. The design is a perched eagle with a "T" crossed by a wolfsangle on its chest, and clutching a white enamel shield with a black swastika. The reverse is marked "Ges. Gesch" (patent Pending). Excellent
Customs Service Badge authorized by the Reichs Finance Administration. Stamped gold colored metal oval shield with the impressed number 8206. This shield was worn either sewn-on a green armband, or sewn directly on to the tunic upper sleeve, and was the individual's badge of authority. About 2 1/2" x 3 1/4". Excellent
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