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Luftwaffe officer’s dress brocade belt

2110U2 - Luftwaffe officer’s dress brocade belt. A perfect example of the Luftwaffe officer brocade belt. The oval buckle is unmarked. The leather tab sewn inside the brocade indicated a 1944 date of manufacture and the maker. The belt is adjustable up to size 36 inches. $500.  More Photos

Kriegsmarine tropenhelm dated 1940

2110H8 - Kriegsmarine tropenhelm dated 1940. This mint example features the expected flat edge Wehrmacht and national escutcheon shields. The dome is standard six panel construction. The tan cotton cover material is free of stains and wear. The leather chinstrap is perfect and free of breaks. The green cotton lined interior shows no sign of extra prong holes indicating the shields are original to the helmet. Underneath the complete leather sweatband is stamped the maker’s name C. POSE, the size 58 and date 1940. $1200. More Photos

Kriegsmarine officer visor hat

2110H7 - Kriegsmarine officer visor hat for the rank of Kapitanleutnant by Erel. This worn example features ca cello eagle and wreath. The kokarde is the metal variety. The The visor displays the full row of bullion oak leaves as worn with this rank. The upper wool body is in perfect condition being free of mothing and stains. The top portion is the fixed style rather than removable. The black leather chinstrap presents normal age crazing. The interior is lined with blue artificial silk with the Erel celluloid rhomboid sweat diamond fully intact. The gray leather sweatband is free of breaks and shows mild period wear. Along the side of the sweatband is embossed the Erel logo. The size is approximately 56. $3150. More Photos

Heer General rank M43 by LEPARO

2110SO3 - Exceedingly rare 1940 dated SS “Wedding Plate”. This magnificent example of German wood carving was given as a wedding gift from one SS officer to another on the occasion of his wedding. The plate is hand-carved oak. The obverse presents deeply carved SS runics along with an oak leaf and acorn motif. Along the upper perimeter is carved the SS motto, “Meine Ehre Heisst Treue” ( My Honour is Loyalty). Along the bottom portion is carved “Die Treue Dem Fuhrer” ( Loyalty to the Fuhrer) On the plate’s reverse side is roughly carved the inscription that translates “ Congratulations on your wedding to my friend at Wewelsburg dated 16. Mai 1940 SS. This plate measures 13.25 inches in diameter. $5,000.  More Photos

Heer General rank M43 by LEPARO

2110SO2 - Heer General rank M43 by LEPARO (Leonard Paulig). This M43 features all bullion insignia and crown piping. The M43 displays two gold pebbled aluminum buttons that joins the fold-down side panels in the front.The body is constructed of the highest quality doeskin wool. The hat id totally free of mothing and stains. The interior is lined with gray cotton/rayon material. The Paul Lipar0 maker’s diamond is factory sewn. The hat is approximated size 57/58, medium. The hat is in mint condition. $4500.  More Photos

Luftwaffe General rank visor hat

2110SO1 - Luftwaffe General rank visor hat by Erel. This fine example features all matching cello adler, kokarde, chinstrap, crown and capband piping. The vented kokarde was patented by Erel and was an optional cost feature. The upper cap Luftwaffe blue wool crown is totally free of mothing and stains. The black, ribbed mohair band also free of distractions displays an enamel unit pin. The black vulcanfiber visor shows age crazing that does not detract from the hat’s overall presentation. The interior displays the Erel mint green lining used for the construction of Erel’s PRIVAT line. PRIVAT was Erel’s highest quality hat. The complete Erel rhomboid sweat diamond displays the PRIVAT designation. The complete leather sweatband is also embossed with the Erel logo. The hat is a large size 59/60. The condition is near mint. $11,250.  More Photos

Waffen SS Assault Gun wrap.

218U5 - Waffen SS Assault Gun wrap. This lightly worn wrap was more than likely manufactured at the Dachau clothing center as evidenced by the heavy coarse wool. The wrap features the expected SS cut demonstrated by the angle of the front closure and lack of rear seam. The collar tabs are factory machine sewn. The matching shoulder straps present red waffenfarbe as worn by artillery units. The left embroidered SS arm eagle is a factory zig-zag machine stitched. All front closure, cuff and internal buttons are original to the wrap. Over the area of the lower left breast is a single set of loops more than likely applied for display of a General Assault badge. There is a handsewn campaign ribbon for the Winterschlacht im Osten 1941-1942 medal (Eastern Front medal) sewn into the upper buttonhole. The interior is partially lined with gray rayon hbt material. The interior left breast area is stamped with the size. An outstanding example of a relatively rare SS combat wrap. $13,000.  More Photos

Model 1941 officer combat field jacket

215USU2 - Model 1941 officer combat field jacket featuring the 1st Division "Big Red One" sleeve insignia with major's rank insignia. Excellent example of the second pattern officer field jacket. Medium size. $650.  More Photos

USAAF named uniform

215USU1 - USAAF named uniform of 2nd Lieutenant Earl Triebes, Ser. # 02072551, 8th Air Force navigator. This set includes the service blouse, pants and khaki long sleeve shirt. The coat features bullion navigator wings and theater made 8th AF shoulder sleeve insignia. On each should epaulette is affixed the rank bar of a second lieutenant. Above the right breast pocket is the single purple ribbon bar signifying a unit citation. Above his right breast pocket are his ribbons for the award of the Air Medal with palm, European-African-Eastern Campaign, American Campaign and World War II Victory. The olive wool is in excellent condition. The interior displays the tailor's label as Kahn Tailoring Co., Indianapolis. A custom-made tag with the letters "ET" signifying Lt. Earl Triebes is sewn above the inside pocket. Sewn inside the pocket is a label with Earl Triebes' name and dated 8/44. With the service blouse comes the officer regulation khaki wool shirt. The shirt is in excellent condition being free of stains and mothing. The OD dark wool trousers match the service blouse and are nicely marked Uniforms, Serice, Officers 2-Piece (Trousers), Dated 9/15/42. With this unform comes research informing the reader that 2nd Lt. Triebes served with the B-17 Bomber crew of the 358th Leach Crew, Joseph V. Leach, Pilot. A period photo of the crew taken 01 Feb 1945 shows 2nd Lt. Triebes in the back row. $1850.  More Photos

Waffen SS Fuhrer white summer tunic

2012U4 - Waffen SS Fuhrer white summer tunic. This tunic style having eight buttons was worn during the early war period. The tunic features the collar areas sans collar tabs. The style of tabs indicated was detachable. The left sleeve has a shadow of where a sleeve eagle had once been sewn. There is no indication of this rare tunic being anything other than having worn by the SS. This style tunic is pictured being worn in a widely published photograph of SS Knights Cross recipient Gerd Bremer. $4500.  More Photos

Cased German Cross in Gold

2012MAB1 - Cased German Cross in Gold by C.F. Zimmermann marked "20". The cross displays excellent finish in the rays of the sunburst star. The gilt wreath retains 100% of its finish. There is very minor loss of finish to the white background beneath the black enameled swastika that is in perfect condition. The reverse side displays normal loss of its once silver finish. The “C’” catch has a baseplate as does the pin. The underside of the pin is marked "20" indicating the maker as C.F. Zimmermann. The case is in excellent, near mint condition. $3500.  More Photos

A particularly fine and rare grouping from a former crewman of U-431

2011SO1 - A particularly fine and rare grouping from a former crewman of U-431. U-431, a Type VII C, was commissioned for service April 5, 1941. U-431 was one of the more successful U-Boats during the war having been commanded by two Knights Cross winners; Kptlt. Wilhelm Dommes and Oblt. Dietrich Schoneboom. U-431 was sunk during operations in the Mediterranean Sea on October 21, 1943 while under the command of Oblt. Schoenboom while attached to the 29th Flottilla with the loss of all hands. This impressive grouping consists of a double sided red cloth Bootswimpel of U-431 with the two white crosses and yellow crown of the Freistadt Danzig printed thereon with original tie cords intact, an early tombak U-Boat war badge attributed C.E. Juncker, a tombak enameled traditions badge for U-431 with the reverse side marked GES GESCH, a silver plated cigarette case with enameled emblem for the Free City of Danzig with engraved initials of the original owner, a Kriegsmarine marksman lanyard ( Schutzenschnur) first grade with acorn. No badge was worn attached to the lanyard. A shoulder strap for Verwaltungsfeldwebel ( Bootsman) rank with career insignia for the Administrative Medical branch. An original period photograph removed from a photo album showing the conning tower of U-431 with the City of Danzig emblem prominent. $3850.  More Photos

Air Traffic Administration REICHS-LUFT-AUFICHT gorget

209GORGET10 - Air Traffic Administration REICHS-LUFT-AUFICHT gorget by C E JUNCKER, BERLIN. The Civilian Air Traffic Control assisted the Luftwaffe's Technical branch. Units were stationed at each of the Luftwaffe's air fields beginning in 1935. The personnel wore the standard Luftwaffe uniform with dark green waffenfarbe. The gorget features a circled central swastika with an art deco style wing on each side. Beneath the central motif is the title "REICHS-LUFT-AUFSICHT". The reverse side tang is stamped with the maker and etched into the same is "L A. Nbg. 14." I cannot account for the designation. The reverse is backed with artificial green leather. $1450.  More Photos

SS-VT panzer overseas cap

208H1 - SS Dachau Panzer M43. This unissued example features high quality black wool with a cardboard underside of the visor. This is a standard identifying feature of these Dachau- made hats. The front presents a Black WS eagle and skull machine-sewn trapezoid. The exterior is totally free of mothing and stains. The interior displays hbt material lining that is also commonly seen used in these hats. The size is stamped 58. Perfect. $2500. More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO6 - GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI warrant disc number 9129. Commonly referred to as the "Gestapo disc" the disc is constructed of nickel silver. The bearers of the disc had unrestricted authority to question and detain people who were suspected as enemies of the state. The disc is in excellent condition showing excellent detail in the obverse side eagle and reverse title and identification number 9129. This purchase of the disc was originally brokered by author Don Bible for a collector friend from a source in Diegems, Belgium. $8000.  More Photos

Numbered SS M33 Ground Rohm dagger named to SS-Standartenfuhrer Hans Pottinger SS # 1109

203SO5 - ZOLLDIENST warrant disc number 510 with portion of original chain. Exceptionally rare offering. White metal constructed with very low number 510. This disc presents excellent detail and was acquired decades ago by the collector who competed at auction with renowned author and authority Don Bible. The Zolldienst warrant disc is perhaps the most difficult disc to acquire. $8000.  More Photos

Imperial German Ehrenbecher Honor Goblet awarded for first aerial victory

203SO1 - Imperial German Ehrenbecher Honor Goblet awarded for first aerial victory. Silver plated Iron. Along the lower base is the dedication, "Dem Sieger im Luftkampfe" (To the Victor in Air Struggle). Silver plated iron versions of the Ehrenbecher came into use as the war progressed replaced the silver goblets. $5750.  More Photos

201U2 - Army major's four pocket service tunic with AFRIKA cufftitle. Excellent example of period worn tunic worn by AFRIKAKORPS veteran. Buttons have been repositioned as be gained weight after returning from Africa. Tunic is in excellent condition being free of mothing and stains. $1850.  More Photos

SS Death's Head (<em>Totenkopf</em>) Honor Ring, awarded to SS officer Limbart

1911SO11 - SS Death's Head (Totenkopf) Honor Ring, awarded to SS officer Limbart dated 20.4.37. This example shows wear to the highlights consistent with having been worn by the recipient. The ring retains excellent detail in all but the rear double runic panel, which is where most worn rings show wear. The interior shows excellent engraving in the SLb, Limbart, 1937 date and H. Himmler inscriptions. The joiner seam is apparent by the darkened area behind the skull. The ring is a medium size, about a 9. It comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Totenkopfring authority Don Boyle. Mr. Boyle is author of SS Totenkopfring H. Himmler Honor Ring 1933-1945, published by IMAGE GRAPHICS, INC. 1993, 1994, 1995. Copyright Don Boyle. $10,000.  More Photos

<em>Geheime Staatspolizei</em> Gestapo Warrant Disc 5779

1911SO9 - Geheime Staatspolizei Gestapo Warrant Disc 5779 including an original, extremely scarce Danish resistance armband. This nickel-silver disc, issued to members of the Gestapo, authorized almost unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The disc features the state eagle on the obverse and words GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI with the issuance number 5779 on the reverse. The Danish resistance armband accompanying the disc is the type worn by former resistance fighters immediately following the liberation of Denmark. Included with this set is a tunic-removed sleeve eagle and a single German police (Polizei) shoulder board, which come from the same original grouping. More information about how the set came into possession of the collector will be provided to the buyer. This Gestapo disc comes directly from the collection of Don Bible leading authority of Third Reich identification disc. Mr. Bible has provided a Certificate of Authenticity to accompany this set. $10,000.  More Photos

<em>Geheime Staatspolizei</em> Gestapo Warrant Disc 2167.

1911SO7 - Geheime Staatspolizei Gestapo Warrant Disc 2167. This nickel-silver  disc was issued to members of the Gestapo. It granted bearers virtually unlimited powers of access, arrest and interrogation. The nickel-silver disc features the state eagle on the obverse and words GEHEIME STAATSPOLIZEI with the issuance number 2167 on the reverse. This Gestapo disc comes directly from the collection of Don Bible leading authority of Third Reich identification disc. Mr. Bible has provided a Certificate of Authenticity to accompany this disc. $10,000. More Photos

SS-VT panzer overseas cap

1911H5 - SS-VT panzer overseas cap. This example featuring a front SS eagle and skull button was the transition between the black overseas cap with the side eagle on triangle cloth base and the more commonly seen M40 cap with the front bevo eagle and Totenkopf. The high quality wool is flawless. The totenkof button is sewn on rather than affixed with a ring. The interior is lined with silver gray artificial silk with a black SS RZM tag. $3000.  More Photos

195TOY1 -Hitler Youth standard bearer by Elastolin. $200. More Photos

Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch  crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn

191SO3 - Rare presentation SS Himmler 1934 Ehrendolch crafted exclusively by Carl Eickhorn. The SS Himmler presentation was awarded to the SS officers and men who participated in the overthrow of Ernst Röhm and the powerful Sturmabteilung brown shirts in the historic "Night of the Long Knives" that resulted in S.A. leader Ernst Röhm's execution after Röhm attempted to usurp Adolf Hitler's authority in the NSDAP on June 30, 1934. The recipients also included many honorary SS generals. Estimates of produced H. Himmler daggers run approximately 2500 according to Thomas Wittmann author of "Exploring The Dress Daggers and Swords of the German SS", published privately by the author. Copyright 2003, page 95.The dagger features all matching early nickel silver fittings for the upper and lower crossguards and scabbard mounts. The underside of the lower crossguard is stamped with the benchmark number "2". Himmler presentation daggers display benchmark numbers ranging from 0-9. The black grip is free of cracks ans and chips. The SS runics button and nickel silver grip eagle display excellent detail. The nickel silver eagle is the high neck style eagle. The upper and lower crossguards are internally marked "H E" as these Eickhorn made Himmlers are. The blade is in excellent condition with minimal / light age and wear. The obverse side of the blade presents the SS motto "Meine Ehre Heisst Treue" ( My Honor is Loyalty) and the reverse of the blade shows the small oval early Carl Eickhorn squirrel with the non-serrated tail. The Reichsfuhrer SS H. Himmler presentation inscription " In Herzicher Kameradschaft H. Himmler " ( In Heartfelt Comradeship H. Himmler ) displays good background burnishing. The blade displays minor age and has no evidence of re-tipping, sharpening, cleaning or pitting. The anodized scabbard mounts are affixed with four original un-turned screws. The black anodized scabbard is straight, free of dents and displays some of its original lacquer finish. The scabbard's lower mount ball is without dents. $14,500.  More Photos

Full Ernst Rohm dedication Ehrendolch honor dagger, by Carl Eickhorn

191SO1 -SS Full Rohm dedication Ehrendolch by Carl Eickhorn. On February 3, 1934 Ernst Rohm, as head of the SA and SS, signed an order that authorized a SS and SA Honor Dagger that would bear his dedication, " In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm" be awarded to all officers and men of the SA and SS who joined the SA or SS prior to December 31, 1931 without having a break in membership. On April 12, 1934 another order was issued by the office of the Reichsfuhrer SS, that a certificate would be issued to all personnel awarded the Ehrendolch. On June 30, 1934 Adolf Hitler, as German Chancellor, authorized the execution of Ernest Rohm along with all other high ranking individuals he felt were a threat to his leadership. This purge is now commonly referred to as "The Night of the Long Knives". On July 4, 1934 Heinrich Himmler, as the new Reichsfuhrer SS replacing Ernest Rohm, ordered that the entire Rohm dedication be ground off the dagger of of all SS personnel in possession of the Ehrendolch. As a result of this order, few of the only 9900 authorized honor daggers survived this grinding. This Ehrendolch features all nickel silver upper and lower crossguards with age vertigris apparent over the surfaces. The enamel SS runics button is perfect having no chips. The grip eagle is outstanding in its condition and detail also with the vertigris evident. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Arabic numbers 28967. The full length blade shows consistent age and wear. The blade's obverse side presents a deeply etched SS motto, "Meine Ehre heist Treue" ( My Honor is my Loyalty). The reverse side retains its fully intact Ernst Rohm inscribed dedication, "In herlicher Kameradschaft, Ernst Rohm ". The early Carl Eickhorn oval trademark is etched beneath the lower crossguard. The black anodized scabbard retains much of its original lacquer.All metal components of the dagger, scabbard and hanger display a consistent patina resulting from storage and age. $17500.  More Photos

188SO9 -Waffen SS grave marker of SS-Mann Schutte. This rare article was found in a barn in France by the Frenchman who brought it to an early MAX show in Baltimore where it was bought by a collector. The extended wooden base was cut in order that the marker would fit in the luggage. French farmers collected these markers to use as firewood following the war. The marker measures 31.5 inches in length and 13.5 inches across. The marker denotes SS-Mann Schutte birthdate and date of death. The 1940 date was the fall of France. Very rare. $3000.  More Photos

184S06 -Published Waffen SS Polizei Division Hauptsturmfuhrer's tunic. This tunic was acquired directly from U.S. Army veteran John L. Farley who served with the 90th Division and landed on Utah Beach on June 6 , D-Day. This worn officer quality gabardine wool tunic is the same identical tunic featured in author Michael Beaver's book, " Uniforms of the Waffen SS ", Published by Schiffer Military Publishing, Copyrighted 2002, page 260. The tunic features matching Haupsturmfuhrer shoulder boards with white waffenfarb on black underlay and two rank pips on each board. On the right sleeve is the SS Ehrenwinkle chevron indicating membership in the SS or NSDAP prior to 1933. On the left sleeve a hand-embroidered SS officer silver wire bullion eagle. The officer collar tabs ( kragenpatten ) display the standard SS officer runes tab with a silver aluminum twistcord border. On the opposite collar is the rank tab of a Hauptsturmfuhrer. On the left lower sleeve is displayed an officer flat silver wire cufftitle for "SS-Polizei-Division" (Waffen SS 4th Grenadier Division). The five pebbled button front closure tunic displays two scalloped and pleated breast pockets and two scalloped and pleated hip pockets. Above the left breast are two loops for a short ribbon bar. On the pocket's pleat are two additional loops. Sewn to the second buttonhole is a ribbon for the Iron Cross 2nd Class. The fully lined interior displays period alterations made for size adjustment. $18500.  More Photos

Luftwaffe General  white summer (Sommermutze) visor hat

1711SO1 - Luftwaffe General white summer (Sommermutze) visor hat. This stunning example features all matching bullion Luftwaffe General's eagle, kokarde, capband waffenfarbe and bullion chincords. The white cotton pique top is in excellent condition having minor storage age. The side buttons are gilt pebbled aluminum. The black mohair capband is free of mothing. The unlined , unmarked interior is typical midwar kleiderklasse examples. The leather sweatband is complete displaying minimal wear. The size is 57. Very rare. $9000. More Photos

Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag

OPS6 - The Oakleaf Private Sale - Near unobtainable Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler 1st pattern personal Command Flag. On August 17, 1933 Reichsführer- SS Heinrich Himmler announced the regulations by which SS officials would display car pennants and command flags. These flags were initially of the same design as the SA command flags and pennants except for the use of black triangular fields replacing the red fields of the SA. The " RFSS Kommandoflagge " features a central silver appliqué national eagle with accent threads showing excellent detail. The high-relief double sided flag measures 36.0 x 34.0 inches. A sleeve extends along one vertical side through which a staff would pass through for display.The flag was displayed near Heinrich Himmler for Schutzstaffel formal and public occasions. Contact Oakleaf for further information. $27,500. More Photos

Rare Red Cross (Rote Kreutz) standard bearers Gorget

1610SO5 - Rare Red Cross (Rote Kreutz) standard bearers Gorget. This nNear mint gorget was worn by German Red Cross standard bearers for parades and other official events. The gorget retains much of its original silver frosted finish on its central ensignia. The unmarked reverse is in its "as-found" condtion retaining remnants of its buff colored felt material backing. $7500. More Photos

Rare SS Streifendienst gorget

1610SO6 - Rare SS Streifendienst gorget. This rare gorget was first worn in 1936 by Allgemeine SS personnel charged with keeping order during parades and other events that required crowd control. The Streifendienst gorget was also worn when assigned to patrol streets to ensure that other SS personnel conducted themselves in a manner in keeping with SS regulations. A special Ausweis was carried by personnel authorized to wear the disc. The disc is appropriately marked with the SS runics, RZM and RZM maker's code 140 on the reverse center attachment. Original and mint. $7750. More Photos

Ultra-rare RMBO senior government officials dagger by Carl Eickhorn.

184SO5 -Ultra-rare RMBO Eastern Peoples senior government officials dagger by Carl Eickhorn. One of the most elegantly designed daggers of the Third Reich, this dagger features a gold wash art deco stylized eagle's head grip lower crossguard and scabbard. The grip's plates are pristine mother-of-pearl over a wood base having no cracks, chips or discoloration. Rare to find in these ultra-rare daggers is the amount of gold wash evident along the hilt's spine, eagle's head or lower crossguard. This gilt wash is consistent over the entire dagger and scabbard.The tang nut that secures the hilt and blade is unturned indication this dagger has not been apart. The lower crossguard eagle is an elegant example of the craftsmanship that Eickhorn put into the design of its Government official daggers. The blade is identical to the standard army dagger. This blade is in mint condition with the Eickhorn squirrel on the reverse below the lower crossguard. The scabbard displays a high degree of its original gilt finish and is straight and free of dents.The use of the gilt wash over the government officials dagger was intended to better compliment the brown uniforms worn by RMBO officials who administered government affairs in the eastern occupied countries as announced in article in Uniformen-Markt dated 1 October 1941. The article states that high RMBO officials are authorized to wear a gilt dagger that was consistent with the color of their uniforms. $16,250.  More Photos

SA Feldjagerkorps clamshell dress bayonet

184SO4 -SA Feldjagerkorps clamshell dress bayonet by WKC with 1935 dated frog and portepee. The SA Feldjagerkorp was established by Hermann Goring as head of the Prussian Polizei in October 1934 as a police unit within the SA . The Feldjagerkorp was distinguished by having a white band around the top of their kepis. This dress bayonet features gold wash over brass metal fittings on the hilt and scabbard. The insignia on the stag grip displays the State of Prussia eagle with a miniature swastika on its breast. The stag grip plates are perfect being free of cracks. The clamshell exhibits the Prussian sate eagle. The mirror finish blade is 100% mint measuring a full 17.25 inches in length. The WKY knight head appears under the clamshell on the obverse. The portepee is in mint condition with no fraying. The black leather frog retains better than 95% of its black finish. The reverse shows the maker and is dated 1935. An extremely rare bayonet and impossible to upgrade. $5875.  More Photos