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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 6572 WW2 M31 bread bag


  This is a very clean example. Well marked with an RB number. Basically un-issued condition. $90.00



Item 6576 WW2 German binoculars w/capture certificate



  This is a standard pair of 6 X 30 binoculars, marked "Dienstglas" and a serial number. The serial number is recorded on the capture paper which is included with this set. The optics are fairly clear and the prisms are aligned. The binocular case is non-standard. At least, I have never seen one like it. But it is marked and dated 1942. $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 6546 WW2 M41 straight-leg tropical trousers



  This is a used pair of M41 tropical straight-leg trousers. Overall decent condition and well marked on the inside. It is missing one closure button at the front. Very difficult to find these in any condition. I measured the size at the white band. I came up with 34 inches. Lets call them 32-34 waist size. $750.00




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 6549 WW2 Trinkwasserbehalter, 5 liters



    Like I asked in the above description...Can you say "trinkwasserbehalter" 3 times real fast? This is a 5 liter original aluminum can for transporting potable water. It has almost all of it's original paint and the stenciling is very good. These are nearly impossible to find in this condition. ON HOLD




Item 6550 WW2 Wasser jerry-can



  They don't come much cleaner than this one. This can has 95% of it's original paint and the white crosses are mostly there too. No leaks. Store in it whatever you want. SOLD




Item 6551 WW2 Soldier's issue jackboots


  These are really hard to find as the vast majority of combat boots were worn out during the post-war "hard times". This is a set of size 9 or 10 jackboots with good elather uppers and original hobnailed bottoms. They are the issue type which are much harder to find than the private purchase kinds. (the private purchase ones were more survivable after the war because their owners were not as poor and didn't have to use them) Sound stitching and pliable leather. $295.00




Item 6552 WW2 private purchase jackboots


  This is a pir of size 9 private purchase jackboots. Private purchase boots were not only for officers and NCOs but for anybody who felt like buying the more comfortable boots which were available in the private sector. These boots have very good upper leather. The bottoms have hjad the nals removed and a hole was drilled into one of the heels for use on a manikin. SOLD




Item 6554 WW2 tropical issue canteen


    This is a 1942 dated specimen with a sound cover and a combination canvas web/leather harness. The aluminum body is clean with no dents or leaks. SOLD




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. $50.00



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. $165.00



Item 6565 WW2 German canteen

  Here is a 1943 dated steel body canteen with a good wool cover (no moth damage) and sound leather. SOLD



Item 6566 WW2 German canteen

  This is a late war green body steel canteen with decent leather harness. No moth damage, no leaks or dents. The cup is dated 1943. 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



Item 6526 WW2 German mess kit, 1942, excellent


  This is the nicest Mess kit I have seen in a year at least. It is Matching maker marked HRE42 on both the lid portion and the main body. The paint remains 97% intact. No dents or cracks. SOLD




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Item 6500 WW2 German rifle grenade


  This is an excavated HE rifle grenade for the M34 grenade launcher as used through-out WW2 on the 98K. Some pitting but not horrible. $135.00SOLD



Item 6501 WW2 German rifle grenade


  Here is a dug-up anti-personnel rifle grenade for the 98k grenade launcher. Not mint condition but this seems to be the only way to get these anymore. $135.00SOLD



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 6434 WW2 German 3,7cm flak round


 Here is a very well marked flak round with a brass casing. The projectile fits very snuggly into the casing. No dents or other detractions. SOLD



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 6410 WW2 German Stielgranate 41 round for the 37mm anti-tank gun



   This is an ingenious wartime creation that gave the obsolete PAK 36 a little bit of added punch. ( The bottom photo shows how this round was used with the PAK 36) This is a cut-away example of the Stielgranate 41, a low velocity shaped charge weapon which was developed in 1943 and proved effective in penetrating the newer/thicker armor of enemy tanks. Popularly used by lightly equipped units such as Fallschirmjagers. This example has some light pitting which has been painted over. An extremely rare piece of ordnance. SOLD




Item 6412 WW2 German 37mm flak round, AP


   This is a very decent example of the FLAK 37mm armor piering round. Well marked casing and projectile. Completely inert. $190.00SOLD




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.




Item 6053 WW2 Stick grenade, Bulgarian dated 1940


This is the standard hand grenade used by Germany's axis partner, Bulgaria. The Germans used them as well. Thousands of these things were thrown at the Russians (boy, you sure can't do that sort of thing today) The head retains 80% of its original green color. The stick is in excellent condition and is well marked with the 5 1/2 second warning and a clear 1940 date. Overall a great item for the display of eastern front combat stuff. Price $175.00.SOLD




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