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Item 673 WW2 German 1941 "DAK" mess kit



This is a fine condition mess kit with 98% of it's original paint remaining. It is referred to by many collectors as the "DAK" pattern due to the lighter color of the feldgrau paint and the year of manufacture. Personally I don't believe that the Germans issued special mess kits for use in Africa but in this case, I'll go with the flow. SOLD


Item 6774 WW2 German "DAK" canteen



This is a 1941 dated tropical canteen with intact cover and carry harness. Maker marked MKL41 on the cateen throat and the inside of the cover. SOLD


Item 6775 WW2 German early pre-war issue shovel


This is a 1934 dated soldier's issue shovel. It stamped with the maker, date and early waffen-ampt marking. The head has been repainted. A very rare example. $100.00


Item 6776 WW2 German MG42 ammunition basket mags



This is a set of original German basket drums and carrier which were used post-war by Yugoslavia. The carrier is a rare 1940 dated example. At least one of the drums has a WW2 German maker mark on it. All have been repainted. $275.00



Item 6770 WW2 German signal magazines

  X   B   X   D

 E   X   G   H

 I   J   X   L

Black X = no longer available

A selection of original WW2 German "signal" magazines in French language. (99% of Signal issies were printed in foreign languages for circulation in the occupied countries) These are all in reasonable cpondition with some fraying in the corners and some folds. The spines are mostly intact. $20 each



Item 6771 WW2 German ammo box



This is a perfect sized box for display. It's about 18 inches square. Nice condition with labels and a waffen-ampt on the left side (in the place where all crates are waffen ampted or dated). This box used to contain 900 rounds of 8mm rifle ammo in 15 round cardboard packets. $135.00 ON HOLD



Item 6772 WW2 German bunker/vehicle heater



A stamped steel 10 inch tall utility heater that was used for vehicles and bunkers. It worked the same as an oil lamp. $145.00



Item 6769 WW2 German S-mine (Sprengmine-35)





A very nice INERT example. All complete.  Even still has the rubber grommets at the base of the screw heads. I have completely dis-assembled it for your viewing pleasure. I am showing it in two different configuratns as regards the fuse. For display; you have the option of using the three-way fuze of the single zz35 type.  Note that there may be about 5-6 of the small balls missing. The main body is painted in tan and looks like something that was dug up about 2 years after the war. This is an example of one of the most wicked killing devices that the Germans (or anybody) created for the European war 1939-45. My Dad was in Normandy in the summer of 44 and told quite vividly what occurred when a friend of his tripped one of these north of St Lo. $575.00



Item 6765 WW2 German S-mine (Sprengmine-35)



A very nice INERT example. All complete. All disassemble-able. Even still has the rubber grommets at the base of the screw heads. I did not pull out all of the ball bearings but I guarantee they are all there. This is an exampe of one of the most wicked killing devices that the Germans (or anybody) created for the European war 1939-45. My Dad was in Normandy in the summer of 44 and told quite vividly what occurred when a friend of his tripped one of these north of St Lo. ON HOLD



Item 6766 WW2 German bakelite binocular case



This bakelite binocular carrier is for the 6 X 35 size binos. It has non of the commonly seen flaws. This one has intact and sound belt loops wit end connections. The pull-tab is present at the end of the spring, No cracks or dame to the case itself. SOLD



Item 6767 WW2 German tropical canteen



The aluminum body is clean with no dents or leaks. The cover has a couple of small moth nips. The canvas harness is flawless. There is rust around a couple of the snaps. There is a crack at the edge of the cup. Matchin maker marks except for the harness which was not produced by EEF (I have seen many EEF canteens but never saw one with an EEF marked harness. They are always K.u.B. Marked) . $120.00



Item 6768 WW2 German set of maps of Holland




This is a set of three maps produced in May 1940 by the army high command division of maps and intelligence. The most typical military-used maps in the Wehrmacht. They divide Holland into three sections: north middle and south. Very detailed . The condition is unused. The sleeve/cover is a bit dry with frayed edges but with almost no damage to the maps themselves. $125.00



Item 6763 WW2 German Officer's leather overcoat





German leather overcoats may well be among the most mis-understood of all uniform items. Myriad examples are seen offered as military overcoats; particularly on German eBay. The fact of the matter is that leather overcoats have been popular as civilian wear all through-out Europe and all through-out the 20th century. There are literally scads of surviving examples. But very few of them are actually WW2 German military coats.

During the period of the Third Reich , Army and Luftwaffe officers were allowed to purchase leather overcoats produced by tailors to a specific set of standards as set down by the main German military clothing office. These standards included the following; a specific grade of Chrome-tanned cow-hide which was dyed to a specific shade of dark grey, "French style" cuffs which were artificial turn-back style and NOT button and closure strap cuffs, Pebbled feldgrau or grey buttons with metal backing rings and artificial silk /rayon lining in either grey or copper color, Optional removable buttoned-in lining or provisions for same, And an 8 or 9 inch wide slit pocket in the lower left portion of the skirt in which was theoretically used for carrying maps or papers.

This example has all of these features as well as a matching, detachable waist belt with leather covered friction buckle at the front; a rare feature as the majority of standard coats featured a pair of opposing draw straps at the rear for fitting the coat more closely around the waist. There are provisions for shoulder boards via a set of grommet openings at the shoulders. If shoulder boards were actually installed the round end would be buttoned via these grommet openings and the square end would be tacked at the shoulder seam by a heavy stitch in each side.

The condition of this coat is outstanding with the leather still retaining a very supple quality. No rips or tears in the rayon lining. A full set of matching long shank removable pebbled buttons. All the seam lines have intact stitches which is another rare feature given the weight of these Coats and the 80 years since they were used. There are some minor rust stains at the backing of the interior snaps. There is a spot of mild staining on the lower right portion of the rayon lining. Other than that this coat would rate as near mint in condition.  This coat along with others of its type is actually a real piece of art and required the finest quality craftsmanship to execute. As an example of its type it is excellent and without problems the size is about a 40" chest. Would best fit a manikin that stands 5' 10" or 5' 11". Price is $700.00




Item 6761 WW2 German Stick grenade, 1943 dated



It's been a long time since I was able to offer one of these. They simply can't be found any more. This is a 1943 dated M24 stick grenade with matching maker/date stamped on both the wooden handle and the head.(ftd43)  The head bears no stencils which is correct. The wooden stick has no cracks. The end cap is the wartime economy model; being made from stamped steel with no spring tensioner inside. The head is completely empty and inert. There are two types of ways that these were de-activated. Either by punching a hole near the fuze well on the inside or by removing/replacing the crimp around the base of the head. This grenade was de-activated by the latter means. 100% complete. Typical of grenades used during Normandy and the Bulge. SOLD



Item 6762 WW2 German MG34 ammo box, 1941 dated, steel



This is a standard wartime steel ammo box for the MG34. The condition is anything but standard however. It retains 95% of it's original early Pz Grey finish. clearly marked and dated. Has a big "E" stenciled on the to and I have no idea why that is so. Intact leather trim pieces on the carry handles. ON HOLD




Item 6760 WW2 German 98K bayonet matching ASW43



This is a decent matching ASW43 bayonet for the standard 98K rifle. The blade has some stains from old lubricant but no sharpening and no pitting. There is a "5" on the cross-guard of the bayonet and I have no idea what it means. Good grips with no cracks or damage. Everything tight and sound. The frog has sound leather and all stitching is intact and strong. There is a very faint RB number on the rear of the frog. $250.00



Item 6759 WW2 German MG42 display gun


The Iconic, 1200-rounds-per-minute, Nazi burp gun made notorious from the eastern front to Normandy!

This MG42 has an original receiver which has had it's center portion cut-away and replaced with a solid steel block. The barrel is welded to the front and cannot be removed or exchanged for a live barrel. The deactivation method is fully approved by the BATF and there is no way this gun can be converted into a live-firing weapon again. It is intended as a display. But what a great display it makes. The blue of all the steel parts is excellent with no pitting. As mentioned above, the receiver is original WW2 German produced (maker marked and dated 1943), the top cover is WW2 German; the rest of the gun is a mixture of Yugoslavian parts (As you know, the Yugoslavians adopted the MG42 for use by their army and produced thousands in the post-war years. The parts are interchangeable with the German wartime made guns. The sling is a post-war surplus type which is basically identical to the pre1945 sling used by the Germans. $3250.00





Item 6746 WW2 German 8mm rifle ammo, extreme rare variant


This is pre-war aluminum core green tracer 8mm rifle/MG ammo. Used by the Luftwaffe for training purposes. I have 5 complete boxes if 15 rds. $50 per box.

(I can not, will not, can not, will not send these internationally)



Item 6746 WW2 German artillery enlisted man's hat



Here is your basic issue enlisted man's visor hat from an artillery unit. Not dated but most likely around1940. No moth damage and no problems. $300.00




Item 6753 WW2 Japanese grenade



A textbook example of the M97 Japanese hand grenade. These are really the quintessential GI souvenir from the Pacific. They were unusual enough to attract guys attention and portable enough to bring home. This one has all the internal goodies. The fire-pin and spring are in their but I was not going to dismantle this grenade to photograph them. SOLD



Item 6756 WW2 German MG34 receiver cover



This is a standard wartime canvas and felt cover for the MG34. All stitching is sound. All leather is supple. You will find no surprises with this one. $500.00



Item 6742 WW2 German visor hat for officer of Military police or recruiting



A very scarce officer's Extramutze (Private purchase quality visor hat) with orange piping. Orange is among the most difficult to find waffenfarb colors in all of Third Reich collecting. This example is in pretty fine condition with no damage to the material. The inside shows general light wear. There is a full circumference black velvet insert around the bottom of the cap which is a characteristic of "Pekuro" visor hats.  All stitching is solid and sound. The insignia is original to the hat. The size is about 57. $1425.00




Item 6734 WW2 Luftwaffe flight visor hat By Christian Haug



Here is a pretty good example of your basic luftwaffe enlisted visor hat piped in yellow/flight piping. The wool has no damage, piping is intact with no visits by moth or mouse. The leather is intact and all stitching is sound. The celluloid diamond is intact. The size is 57. SOLD



Item 6735 WW2 Luftwaffe signals visor hat by Robert Lubstein



Another very decent example of your basic Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor hat piped in saddle brown/signals piping. The wool has no damage, piping is in nice shape. The leather is intact and all stitching is sound. The celluloid diamond is intact; showing the manufacture by the prestigious hatmaker, Robert Lubstein of Berlin. The size is 57. $400.00



Item 6714 WW2 German belt loops


I have a few of these. The maker marks are worn just about off. But they are original and are sound and functional. $20 each.



Item 6715 WW2 German gas mask filter carry pouch



A rare and very cool accessory; this is a carry pouch for a spare filter for the standard M38 gas mask. I believe that these were made because the Germans envisioned there would be situation where one mask filter would simply not be enough; such as pioneer troops who may have to work in places where gas has recently been used; cleaning up the field or marking gas poisoned areas. The pouch is completely unmarked. The cloth is typical light-weight stuff as used in sub-sectional compartments in rucksacks and things of that nature. The buttons are 3-holed dish types as used with Zeltbahns. They are zinc plated steel indicating pst-1940 production. Very nice shape all the way around. $55.00



Item 6717 WW2 German late war cloth MG42 gunner's pouch


You have to love items that are made out of this cheap, heavy cotton material during the last stages of the war. Note the red stripe running arbitrarily across the back. There are no markings on it but the design is totally recognizable as the last ditch pattern of the MG42 gunner's pouch. This one is the earlier type with a cloth divider inside (Yes; there was a later type which lacked the inner divider). I am guessing that the number penned on the front is the serial number of the MG which was served by the guy who wore this pouch. Yes, it was never too late in the war for the Germans to be anal about something. Pliable leather and sound stitching. $125.00



Item 6723 WW2 German wool mittens


Those three little kittens wouldn't have lost their mittens if their mittens had been like these. This is a pair of standard wool "trigger finger" mittens lined with blanket material and equipped with leather tong connectors to keep them together. I had a pair of these when I lived for a short time in Russia some years ago. I can attest to the fact that they work better than anything you can find at Walmart. Clean and un-issued. No marks or dates. I've never seen a pair that had them. $50.00



Item 6694 WW2 Tan painted gas mask



You know; I had been collecting over 20 years before I got my first example of one of these tan painted gas masks. I do not believe that they were painted this way at the factory. But I don't believe that they were individually done because if they were, the soldier would have just painted over the whole thing rather than select portions. I think they were painted on a wide scale and to specifications set down by the ordnance department.  I believe they are later-war done rather than done in the North African theater; but I could also be wrong about that. Some of you tropical enthusiasts may be more informed about this than I. This example has all the head straps, clear lenses with no cracks, sound pliable rubber backing to the mask body and all the hardware functions as it should. This is the rarest of German as masks as far as I know. $200.00



Item 6700 WW2 Period Jungvolk reader books

These are among the coolest things that the Germans came out with during the war. There was a whole series of these approx 32 page novelettes intended for young people to read about the heroics of the men in uniform. They are not well illustrated inside but the covers more than make up for that. The text is readable. Condition is generally sound with no major damage to any of them. There may be some pencil markings and frayed corners. $18.50 each.

A    B    C    D   E   

F   G    H    I   J   

K    L    M




Item 6701 WW2 "Bastogne" road sign




You are going to love this. About 15 years ago I saw the original 1944 era "Bastogne" sign in the historical center just outside of Bastogne. The one in the museum had been taken by officers of the 101st airborne and years after the war donated back to the Bastogne museum. I took measurements and photographs and then got hold of a friend of mine in Prague who had contacts with somebody in an enamelware factory which is the last factory in Europe who still has contracts to make road signs (Europe is switching to the same type of printed steel ones that we use). I had them make this sign to the same specifications; slightly convex at the edges and layered enamel just as the original manufacturer did way back in the pre-war years when these signs were placed on each of the 7 roads leading into Bastogne. My reproduction came out quite good. PLEASE note that the quality of this sign will differ greatly from the modern copies which you may see available out there. They are cheaply printed or painted directly onto flat 10 gauge sheet metal.

I distressed the sign and shot a few holes in it (with an original MP40 and a Garand rifle; just in case you were wondering) and set it out to rust and weather. The end result blows the mind. It looks just like what one would expect to find if one visited Bastogne during or just after the battle. Look at the photos. They tell all. The size is about 14 inches tall by about 40 inches wide.

Whether you are a specialist in US WW2 "screaming eagles" related items...This can be the centerpiece of your war-room. The closest possible thing to the original. Cat not included. SOLD





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Item 6689 WW2 MG42 50 rd drum


Here is an original MG34/42 50 rd drum; maker marked and dated 1944. It retains about 90% of it's ordinance tan paint. It has not been re-painted/reused by Yugoslavia. The paint is original factory applied; inside and outside. All parts present and functional. $250.00




Item 6639 WW2 German pre-war political zeltbahn



This is a pre-war tan/brown zelt which would have been used by any number of different paramilitary organizations. It has round ink stamps on it near the bottom. I think the most likely use was for the SA or HJ organizations. $95.00




Item 6661 WW2 German gas burn treatment


There is one of these orange bakelite bottles inside each gas mask carried in combat. It contains a salve for the treatment of gas burns. It's very hard to find these intact with their labels. $25 each




Item 6673 WW2 German combs


You can buy one r the other of these combs. The one at left is a wooden one for combing your locks. The one at right is bakelite with fine teeth for ridding yourself of parasites. 100% guaranteed wartime. $25 EACH




Item 6675 WW2 German lighter items


This is a tin tobacco box that I found which has two lighters and a box of wartime matches. The lighters would work if you install new flints and lighter fluid which is available at any smoke shop. $40 buys it all.





Item 6624 WW2 German issue soldier's gloves


    Size 1

    Size 2

    Size 3

These are original WW2 German wool gloves as issued to soldiers of every branch of service. Good used condition with no moth damage, holes or worn-through spots. They are available in 3 sizes as indicated by the sizing rings knitted into them on the inside. One of the more ubiquitous items of WW2 German kit. Being as they are knit wool, the size is very forgiving. Basically they are small-medium-large. $65.00 your choice of size.


 NOTE: They way these gloves were issued is that with the onset of cold weather, everybody in the unit got a pair and wore them through the winter. When spring came, they were collected and stored in a bin with the division supply train. Next year, the bin was brought out again. Maybe it was topped off by a number of new pairs of gloves that came from army procurement; maybe not. Pairs were mated by size; not by condition or exact width and position of the size rings (which do vary; depending on the manufacturers) Unless a soldier was receiving a brand new pair from a bin that contained only gloves fresh from the manufacturer; he was not likely to receive a pair that matched identically. These gloves are not even right-left specific. Each glove will fit either the right or left hand. I have a number of pairs of gloves that came from a single source; a man in Germany who cleans out old estates. Basically, about 50 pounds of these gloves had been found in an old house. I have matched them into pairs as closely as possible. Some are exact matches; some are not. I'll do my best to accommodate you if you need a set which closely matches.





Item 6628 WW2 German field phone battery


Who out there would like to have an original battery (with original label) for their field phone? I know I would want one if I didn't have one. This one is guaranteed to no longer contain electricity so you are going to have to pretend it does. $85.00




Item 6596 WW2 German Luftwaffe map case


This is a 1940 dated brown leather map case made from pebbled leather. All is sound and supple with intact stitching. Named to a US soldier who apparently captured it. The map case has the celluloid removable map holder inside. Very difficult to find in this condition. $150.00



Item 6597 WW2 German photo


This is a 2 X 3 inch original photo of Luftwaffe standard bearers with their regimental flag. A very clear shot showing great details. $20.00



Item 6598 WW2 German photo


This is a 2 X 3 inch photo of early pre-war Heer soldiers with thier radio equipment. The star of the photo is the view of the early transition helmets. $15.00



Item 6599 WW2 German Luftwaffe property Beer bottles


These are original WW2 Beer bottles which are marked as Luftwaffe property. It seems that Hermann Goring saw that his fly-boys had a bit of cheer on hand when they returned from bombing Westminster or Rotterdam... Very nice condition with no cracks or chips. The retainer wires have surface rust but are sound and still hold the sealers tightly. I have four of these that came from a Normandy Flea market last summer. I suppose they were found locally. $75.00 each



Item 6601 WW2 German "Fettesbusche" fat container


This is an undated example of the fat container in black bakelite. It is a pre-1945 produced example made from real bakelite and NOT plastic. It opens with a half-twist of the interlocking threads. Just the way it should. No damage or cracks. Perfectly usable for any number of household applications. $60.00



Item 6603 WW2 German "Fettesbusche" fat container, 1944


Thisis an undated example of the fat container in brown bakelite. It is a pre-1945 produced example made from real bakelite and NOT plastic. It opens with a half-twist of the interlocking threads. Just the way it should. No damage or cracks. Reddish brown bakelite is the best kind of bakelite. ON HOLD



Item 6580 WW2 German wooden crate for artillery powder charges



  This is a box for powder charges for the 155mm artillery rounds. There is a slightly visible address on it indicating it was used as a container for some GI to ail home his souvenirs after the war. Dated 1944. The dimensions are 24 X 12 X 10 inches. Nice shape. $120.00



Item 6579 WW2 German signal magazines

A Available

C Available

  Who doesn't love "signal" magazines. They were published in many languages and meant to be circulated in the occupied countries. Filled with articles about Germany's military adventures (for the sake of a "united Europe") as well as articles such as might be found in "Time" or "life" magazine here in the states. These issues are French language. Circulated through the Paris office of signal. I have five of them which I bought in France. Each is complete and slightly used. No torn pages or unpleasant surprises. The covers are just great. $25 each



Item 6578 WW2 German fettebusche


  I have to confess that I have never seen a fat container exactly like this one before. It is about twice the height of the normally encountered ones and it opens with two full twists (unlike the half twist required to open the standard model) I am sure it is Pre-1945 as it is definately bakelite and not plastic. The glass insert is present. I believe it to be a pre-war model. $75.00



Item 6545 WW2 Heer tropical shirt

  This is a well used original example of the M41 army issue tropical shirt. It has pleated pockets. One of the buttons is cracked. The markings inside the rear collar are no longer visible do to washing. Small repair at left upper breast near the collar. A very rare example. $550.00



Item 6548 WW2 Trinkwasserbehalter, 10 liters


  Can you say "trinkwasserbehalter" 3 times real fast? This is a 10 liter original aluminum can for transporting potable water. It has 98% of it's original paint and the stenciling is very good. These are nearly impossible to find in this condition. $450.00



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Item 6487 WW2 German soldier's chocolate tin


  This is an original (empty) tin of German WW2 Chocolate. It was produced specifically for the armed forces as it says “Wehrmacht-Packung” on the reverse. It was produced by the “Hildebrand” company of Berlin. The upper lid says “Scho-ta tola, (brand name) die "stärkende schokolade” (the revitalizing chocolate). The date on the upper lid is 1941. Price; $125.00




Item 6468 WW2 German camouflage shelter 1/4 Zeltbahn


 Here is a fairly good example with excellent colors and an RB number maker mark. It is missing only 2-3 of it's buttons and some have been replaced so there is a mixture of zinc types. But all buttons are original Zeltbahn buttons. The top grommet is missing. Perfect for use or display. $150.00




Item 6374 WW2 German Rural Gendarme Officer's shako



This Shako is made from a very nice grade of tricot material. Officer's style lining and chin-scales. It has a few loose threads at the top wearers right. $1280.00




Item 6356 WW2 German tool box


I do not know exactly what this box is. It is unmarked. It has 80% of it's original ordinance tan paint. I tend to think it is a tool box or accessory box for a wagon or field kitchen. Let the buyer be the judge! $45.00




Item 6321 WW2 German gas mask lenses in original packets

I have several sets of unissued gas mask lenses in their original packets. Each wax paper packet contains 2 lenses. each lens is marked with maker/date "KUG 44". Perfect for filling that empty lens compartment in your gas mask canister. $15 for one packet, 25 for two packets. $35 for three packets.




Item 6094 WW2 German wartime issue cigars


These 4 inch long German ration cigars came from an opened box that had about 20 of them inside. It had the German "Steuerfrei" military tax stamp and also was stamped "Nur fur Wehrmacht". Sadly, I do not have the box anymore but you can still get all three of these cigars for your smoking pleasure. Price $25.00 for all 3.



Item 6085 WW2 German soldier's cigarette lighter


An ever popular item. This aluminum body lighter has an engraved picture on it of a hunter's cabin. (must have been the sort of thing that a soldier would gaze at longingly while the Soviet artillery was falling on him) It is still completely functional and the metal cap is shiny enough that you can see my reflection it while I took the picture. Perfect for the personnel items display. Price $25.00



Item 6071 WW2 German Water transport bag


Here is a fantastically rare item for those of you who are connoisseurs of rare field gear. This is the 20 liter carry bag for potable water. ( Note that I said "potable" not "Portable" but in this case both words apply). It has sound wooden handles and the canvas is in very nice condition. I cannot guarantee that it will still hold water after all these years but that's not why you'd be wanting to buy it anyway is it? (if so, then you'd be best to use canvas waterproofing on the inside) I bought this item in Normandy France some years ago and have recently upgraded it so it can leave my collection. It is not maker marked or dated that I can see. Price $155.00



Item 6068 WW2 German set of 4 matching tent poles


Each German soldier was required to carry one of these poles. Four are needed to provide the center support of a zeltbahn tent. So I am selling a complete set of 4. No maker marks or dates but they are matching to each other and are 100% legit. $60.00 for the set.






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