Welcome to my Garage sale

Filled with a wonderful assortment of miscellanea accumulated over 30 years of collecting and dealing in old army stuff of all countries and most time periods.

 Here you will find items of all types that I didn't feel like classifying and putting into other pages. They are cheap.

I have put about a wheelbarrow full of items here. Some of it is good stuff and some of it is crap. I'll let you be the judge. Tune in again later because I will put another wheelbarrow load here as soon as I can get around to it.

 

July 31, 2018....I just added a whole bucket of stuff to the garage sale. Knock yourself out!

 

Item 402

 

This is a batch of about 60-65 original WW2 German hob-nails. The correct 6 facet head. One piece construction. No applied heads that pop off the nails like modern Indian made ones that you find on eBay. $20 buys them all. You will be glad to have them as spares or for completely replacing a set of boots.

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Item 403

 

This is a 6 inch wide plate from the Japanese army. 100% pre-1945. Perfect for lunch. $25.00

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Item 406

     

   

This is a civil commercially printed map of Belgian origin. As we know; civilian sourced maps were used by all sides during the war. Particularly the Germans who just couldn't seem to print enough of them by themselves. This map is definitely pre-1945 and details the Ardennes region. Bastogne, Malmedy, Stavelot...all your favorite places from the battle of the bulge. SOLD

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Item 407

 

This is a 1918 dated croix de guerre that I got many years ago from the son of a WW veteran. He told me that his dad used to carry this in his pocket all the time. Maybe it was one awarded to him by the french in 1918. I have no idea. Neither did he. The ring suspension has been removed. $10.00

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Item 412

   

Here is a Luftwaffe paratrooper ring. It could have been made in 1943 or 1963 or 1983. I have no idea. I don't think that anybody does. It's made from cast aluminum and is a medium size. $25.00

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Item 416

   

Two packages of cigarette rolling papers. The British one is pretty standard but the French one has a bit of flair with a photo of a French soldier puffing exuberantly in celebration of the victory to come. $15.00

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Item 417

 

This is a red army soldiers badge from the post war years. Indicates he was a "frontovik" (front-line veteran). It was an important and distinguishing thing. Of all the combatant countries; the Soviet union respected and took care of their veterans a lot more than you would think. $25.00

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Item 418

   

This is an Iron cross 2nd class ribbon which is 100% original. full length 11 inches. $15

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Item 419

This is a war service cross ribbon about 8 inches in length. $9

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Item 420

   

An army buckle which I really think is a real one. Just has a weird hook set-up. I would guess it's for parade use. SOLD

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Item 423

 

This is an original air of uS WW1 ID discs on an original cord.SOLD

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Item 424

     

WW2 German cigarettes are such so neat. This one is a facy brand in a moisture resistant package. The nazi tax stamp is intact but has come loose so you can open the package without tearing anything. $25.00

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Item 428

 

This is a fake WW1 German belt buckle made from brass with an applied disc on the front. SOLD

 

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Item 429

 

This is an imperial Russian cockade for the front of the Enlisted-man's fourashka. $20.00

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Item 430

 

Original 5 round stripper clip of 1940 dated Nazi rifle ammo. 7.92mm. SOLD

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I tem 434

   

This item is a lot cooler than it looks. The Japanese packed their rifle ammo in 15 round boxes and issued them out that way. The soldier would just tear the top off and stick it into his pouch. One in each of the two sections. They are made to fir the form of the pouch. I found this in a Japanese ammo pouch years ago. $10.00

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Item 435

 

Here is the standard French phrase book that guys took with them during the invasion of Normandy and afterwards. original. Printed in 1944 by the US Gov't printing office. $20.00

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Item 436

 

This is a 1940s watch. It came from a US vet-lot but I don't believe that it's a US watch. European...just like the kind that a German might wear. It doesn't work and I don't know why. SOLD

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Item 438

 

This is WW2 German salve which I would guess works on the feet for whatever might be wrong with them. Maybe frost bite? maybe just something more mundane like fungus? Use at your own discretion. $10.00

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Item 439

 

An original WW2 German soldiers individual wound dressing. Everybody carried one... $35.00

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Item 442

 

This is a set of WW2 German toe irons for the tips of your jackboots or low shoes. 100% original. These came out of a cobbler set that I had years ago. $10.00

 

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Item 300

     

     

     

This came from Europe recently. It is a wood carving depicting a group of 4 German soldier marching over rough terrain. The artist accurately depicted them as tired and worn-out. Rather pathetic looking; actually. Are they WW1 or WW2 soldiers? The helmets appear to be M16 style but they could be either or. The carving is made from at least 2-3 separate pieces of wood. It is dried and cracked in a couple of places but still is in one piece. The rear soldier is held to the sculpture by a nail passing through his body and into the soldier in front of him. The sculpture is reminiscent of the style of wood-carving with is native to the Saxon region. The base of the sculpture is about 20 inches wide and the figures are 7 or 8 inches tall. Definitely a period work. I am guessing that it is from 1919-1920 or 1945-46. $300.00

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Item 302

   

Here is a great item. The traditional German peasant's bread plate with the German words:" Give us this day our daily bread". These were popularly found in German households since the 1850s. I believe this one dates to the mid-20th century. $45.00

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Item 303

   

European license plates to spruce up your 2012 Toyota Celica. $10 each. Note that the stickers which are laced in the center are inspection stickers indicating validity in a certain region. These sticker (or facsimiles thereof) can be found on eBay.

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Item 306

     

This is an item which once agai8n shows the Germans clever-ness for re-utilizing old army stuff. The container once held a fuse for a FLAK 88 round. In 1946-47 it became a container for bath-salts. The salts are still in there but the container is tightly closed and I don't want to force it open. $50.00. Still cheaper than Chanel.

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Item 309

3 X 5 foot Japanese flag, nylon $7.00

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Item 312

   

This is a WW2 aluminum cased cigarette lighter. A simple circular striker and a spring loaded flint. (flints can still be had at any smoke shop. You can pick some up the next time you are shopping for a Bong) There are to lighters shown here but I'm pricing them separately in case you don't need both. $9 for one or $15 for 2.

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Item 313

 

This thing is so very cool. I'm only putting it in the garage sale because I need to buy a new bong. But if you didn't read the description to #312, you probably won't think that is funny.

I got this from a guy who metal detects around Metz France. It was found within the lines of the French positions during the seige of Metz in early 1815 when Napoleon was back from Exile and the other European armies were out to get him. Metz was a strategic area. The Ball is of a caliber of about 4.75 inches and was a paper/wood fused case-shot or common shell. It matches the type of projectiles which were fired by the Prussian M1810 field gun (much like the 12 pounder of our American civil war)

I brought this home in my carry-on and when I went through airport security at Frankfurt, the German guy saw it in the x-ray and looked up at me. Then shook his head and waved me by.

$200

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Item 314

     

This looks like some Nazi girls crochet project. It was probably intended to be the face of a pillow sham. $35.00

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Item 315

 

This is a standard Wehrmacht NCOs whistle. The lanyard is even more rare than the whistle. This is the perfect item to have in the house if your kids are still small. Hours of fun for the whole family. $80.00

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Item 202

       

This is a WW1 French soldiers folding lantern with isinglass windows. A bit rusty but it folds as it should. SOLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

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