Item 6615 WW2 German officer's overseas hat.




Quite simply speaking; if you own this hat, you'll never need to look for a better one. This is an early Officer's overseas hat with the infantry piped soutache. No mothing or damage. Named on the inside. Machine sewn insignia 100% correct in every way. ON HOLD



Item 6616 WW2 German Police EM visor hat



Just as worn by Schutzpolizei personnel. This hat is free of any moth damage and has a very nice form. Tight visor. The sweatband is made from wartime leatherette material and has crackling wear to it. Displays very well. $450.00



Item 6617 WW2 German police shako



These police shakos give a lot of display "bang-for-the-buck". This one is in decent shape overall. The only detraction might be the inside repair to the chinstrap lug at left. Can't see it while the shako is on your shelf. It has a horse-hair plume which was on this shako when it came out of the woodwork this month here in Michigan. $400.00



Item 6618 WW2 Soviet Budyenovka



I are asking yourself why this is on the axis uniform/equipment page. How few remember today that until June 22, 1941, the Russians were Hitler's biggest ally. How a single day can change things....

This is a very nice example of one of the iconic bits of headgear of the Russian soldier during the pre-war and early war days. Made from coarse wool with no moth damage. All stitches intact and sound. It has a correct enamel red star at the front. There is on button missing. I got this hat in Moscow about 15 years ago. I had to smuggle it out because antiquities are not allowed to be removed from the country. I hid it in with my laundry. If you can get past that, you should buy this hat. $300.00




Item 6591 WW2 German EM SS visor hat, Sattelform, 1936





This is about as nice an example that you are going to find. The hat is an early saddle form type which is dated 1936. (It seems to me that the vast majority of these EM black visors are the less attractive teller form) The black gaberdine material is in near flawless condition and has not been visited by moths. The saddle form is very good with no need of shaping. The insignias are beyond doubt original to the hat and have the prongs inserted directly through the lining as is correct for these early visors. The bill is waffle pattern vulkanfiber and is soundly stitched to the hat. All threads and stitching are intact throughout the hat. Well marked with an early style black label sewn into the crown and the white hersteller tag sewn in at the side. The hat fits a size 57 hat form perfectly. $5000.00



Item 6592 WW2 German Luftwaffe NCO tunic





This tunic is just as it was aquired by the Author/collector Mark Bando from a 3rd army veteran some years ago. The jacket is a private purchase Luftwaffe NCO (approx size 38) with all original insignia. The Luftwaffe oberfeldwebel was apparently a technician on an aircraft as indicated by the bullion embroidered Aircrew tech rating on the sleeve. This airman apparently wanted a classy appearing uniform as he took advantage of the NCOs prerogative of having bullion insignia sewn on his jacket. There are some moth holes as can be seen in the photos. The radio-operator/flight engineer badge is original to the jacket. It is a zinc metal example produced by Wilhelm Deumer of Ludenscheid. The jacket and original badges cost $1050.00



Item 6595 WW2 German M39 Egg grenade



The best thing about this grenade is that it is a vet bring-back and is not one of the vast majority of those that were excavated somewhere. The original painted finish remains 98% intact. The body is maker marked and dated 1944. The fuze is an earlier one dated 1941. It has the string attached to the friction primer inside. I have only ever seen a few of these that were not dug-up examples. $550.00



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 6600 WW2 German issue gloves


You have to be really careful these days with these gloves because somebody has found a way to reproduce them in almost the exact way. Note that originals must be made from 100% wool. This is an original pair with three size rings indicating large size. There is a name tag sewn to them. No moth damage and no runs on the knitting. Perfectly usable. ON HOLD



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 6606 WW2 German tropical web belt and buckle.



This is a well used example. The sun has faded the belt and has dried up the leather tab of the aluminum belt buckle. All stitching is intact and sound. The size is 86cms. The buckle is original to the belt as it came that way from a 3rd army veteran some years ago. $200.00



Item 6607 WW2 German 1944 mess kit


Yes, they were still using aluminum for producing mess kits as late as 1944. This example is dated on the pan handle base. The matching body has no date. 90% original paint, clean inside with no leaks or dents. $110.00



Item 6608 WW2 German MG34/42 50 round drum magazine


This is an early one. 95% of the original post 1943 "ordnance tan" paint is intact. The maker mark is a three letter code with no date. Wonderful appearance inside and out with the oxide red interior and small arrow to indicate the direction of the belt coil. A perfect original example in original configuration. ON HOLD



Item 6611 WW2 German 98K ammo pouch, 1933


This is one fo the earliest of these which I have found. Produced by a maker in Frankfurt am Oder in 1933. The front was dyed black according to 1940 specifications. Near perfect shape with sound stitching, intact dividers, well marked. ON HOLD



Item 6612 WW2 German 1941 dated brown ammo pouches



These are commonly referred to as tropical issue ammo pouches due to the fact they were not dyed black. The pouches are in fine condition with intact stitching and no dry-rot to the leather. Each is maker marked and dated 1941. One of the pouches has the rough-hide dividers removed while the other has them present. These are the perfect pouches for completing a tropical field gear set. $300.00



Item 6613 WW2 German M39 "A" frame assault pack.



This Is a nice used example of the M39 "A" frame assault pack. All web construction, maker marked and dated 1941. has the soldier's name or identifying mark handwritten on it. All the webbing is intact with no damage, tears. All stitching intact. The assault pack ditty bag is included. It has all stitching intact, full length ties. It is not marked or dated anywhere that I can see. Overall a good sound example. $650.00



Item 6614 WW2 German tropical web belt and buckle.



This is a very nice condition web belt (size 95 cms). Good color and all stitching intact and sound. The belt originally came with it. It is a 1942 dated steel, painted feldgrau. There is no leather tab because 1942 was the transitory year for these. They began appearing with the maker code and date stamped into the steel of the buckle (as with this example) and not stamped onto a leather tab. A nice set. ON HOLD



Item 6589 WW2 German visor hat, smoke troops



This is a decent example of an Officers visor hat with smoke troops piping. The hat is wartime made, maker unknown. Lighter green feldgrau material with metal insignia at the front. The lining is not great and the sweatband has had some stitching added. But outer appearance is excellent. Priced to sell at $650.00



Item 6590 WW2 German tropical belt buckle


Here s a very nice example of the standard tropical style belt buckle with canvas tab. You got to love these things. $265.00



Item 6586 WW2 German M24 steel hand grenade



This is one of the cleanest Stick grenades that I have ever been able to offer. The head is maker marked and dated 1939 but it has a loading date of May, 1940. The stenciling is 95% intact as is the paint. The stick is maker marked with the two "R"s and is dated 1940. No cracks or chips in the wood. The end cap is the earlier zinc metal type rather than the later pressed steel. The original fired clay pearl and attachment string are present. You'll love it. SOLD



Item 6587 WW2 German 98K cleaning kit, 1945



Everybody loves an original ordnance tan colored late war cleaning kit. This one is dated 1945 and has the bakelite oiler, pull chain (full-length) and two brushes. $250.00



Item 6582 WW2 German "souvenir art" canteens



These two canteens were picked up by a soldier of the 26th division in Austria in 1945. He had them engraved and sent to his wife as souvenirs. The engraving is very well done. The covers are ion flawless shape and the bodys are nearly mint. $250 buys them both.



Item 6581 WW2 German wooden crate for Leuchtpistole patronen





  This might just be the rarest of all WW2 German munitions crates. It is meant to transport 50 boxes (10 rounds each) of flare/signal rounds for the standard German 26.5mm flare pistol. The crate is 22 X 13 X 14 inches in size and is well marked on each side. The box is dated 1939 and the label indicates a packing date for the flares is 1939 with an expiration date of 1946. The box has a lever closure at the front and hasps at each side. All moving parts work. I found this crate in Normandy, France; just a bit south west of Carentan and I lugged it all the way home. I'll bet you won't find another one. $650.00



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 6577 WW2 German bakelite cup


  This is only the second one of these which I have ever owned. It is an example of the mega-rare late war bakelite cup which is patterned after the steel model that has folding handles. No markings. (I have never seen one that is marked) The bakelite is in excellent shape with no cracks or chips. $150.00



Item 6543 WW2 SS/Police officers uniform and documentation







  This is the uniform of Leutnant der schutzpolizei Friederich Emele; tailor made in his home town of Stuttgart in 1941. At this time Lt. Emele was serving with Polizei battalion 208 as part of Police regiment Mohren in the protectorate of Moravia. I don't have to tell you that good things were not happening there at that time. The police battalions of the protectorates of Bohemia, Moravia and the General government of Occupied Poland were responsible for  the majority of dealing with indigenous personnel who had been declared enemies of the state.

Lt der Schutzpolizei Friederich Emele also held the rank of SS Untersturmfuhrer with SS standarte 107 whose home base was the Stuttgart area.

The uniform and trousers are a matching set and are in near flawless condition. All insignia is original to the uniform. The war service cross is most likely not original to the uniform. The tailor label indicates the uniform was made by a Stuttgart tailor and is named to Emele.

I have obtained copies of about 25 pages of documentation on Emele's career from the US national archives. I am sure that more info can be found but I have not fully researched.

Price for the group is $2000.00



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




Item 6556 WW2 gas mask with can and straps



  This is a decent set with all straps. The mask is 1941 dated and is made from green canvas. Nothing not to like here. $175.00




Item 6560 WW2 "type" canteen

  This is a 1952 dated early post-war German canteen. All parts are the smae as WW2 ones. A perfect one to use for re-enacting. SOLD



Item 6564 WW2 German canteen

  This is a pressed wood canteen originally intended for use in tropical areas but later became standard issue on all fronts. It has very nice webbing and is well marked/dated. SOLD



Item 6535 WW2 Luftwaffe trousers



  This pair of trousers came with the above offered tunic and shirt. They are basically in un-issued condition and are in perfect shape except for the three moth holes at the front which can be seen in the photos. The size is about 33 waist 32 length. $750.00



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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 6475 WW2 German 7 X 50 binoculars with case, dated 1942



 There are so many things you can do with Binoculars. So many different people you can watch from afar. (But what you do in your spare time is none of my business. I just sell old military stuff. I am not your conscience) This set has everything going for it. The heavy neck strap for the case is intact and sound. The case is in excellent condition and dated 1942. The binos themselves are decent with intact leatherette covering and a sound neck-strap. The lenses show just a tad of spotting in the right optic if you look into the opposite end. No fogginess or dimness. $395.00




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 SOLD




Item 6457 WW2 German DAK souvenir belt



 I bought this in Kansas city years ago and have loved it ever since. It is a 141 dated tropical web waist belt that has had souvenir items period added to it by the GI who brought it home. The "Arikakorps" cuff title is affixed by several stitches at the edges. The stars and cap insignia are from tropical Italian uniforms. A must-have item for the collector of true DAK stuff. $650.00




Item 6376 WW2 German Luftwaffe enlisted man's straight-leg trousers.



These are about a size 32 waist. (will fit most mannequins) Decent condition with no excessive wear or moth damage. the inside size markings are worn out. 100% original. Very difficult to find EM straight-leg trousers any more; especially Luftwaffe ones. $650.00




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 6414 WW2 German Kreta Fallschirmjaeger monument




   This is an 18 inch tall statue of hand-carved light-weight wood. (I do not know what kind of wood it is) It is apparently quite old and is toned nicely. There are some who would theorize that it is P.O.W. art from just after the war. I would tend to agree with that as the name "Crete" has been somewhat anglicized in spelling. The German word is "Kreta" so the artist may have changed the K to a C. He may also have carved the Swastika backwards for that same reason.

The original Paratrooper monument was erected after the successful conclusion of "Operation Merkur" (May 20 to may 28, 1941) in the vicinity of the former Cretan Capital; Chania. The monument was dedicated to the fallen members of II/Battalion / Sturmregiment. The monument had it's swastika defaced just after the war but continued to stand intact until suffering storm damage in 2001. The base still stands today in the now built-up area outside Chania. The last photo above shows the monument as it stands today.

This statue would make a fine center-piece to any collection of German paratrooper items. $450.00




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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