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German Rbl.F.36 Gun Optic

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on February 19, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgLately I have been finding a few artillery and mortar optics. I like them because they are precision equipment and are quite tactile. The optics viewfinder on this one is a bit different as it has a calculating mechanism for tracking a target traversing the field of view. This one was manufactured by Optische Werke G.Rodenstock in München and has their eso code. It is an Rbl.F.36, which stands for Rundblickfehrnrohr 36. It was used on the Pak-36, 38 & 40 as well as smaller artillery tubes.

WW1 Canadian Hate Belt

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomFlag_of_AustraliaFlag_of_New_ZealandFlag_of_CanadaFlag_of_the_United_StatesFlag_of_FranceFlag_of_the_German_EmpireNice simple pickup last weekend at the local antique fair. This is a souvenir belt put together from a Prussian infantry belt and the tunic buttons from a wide range of Allied and German units. This example has a predominance of Canadian buttons so I am guessing that it was Canadian in origin. The rest are French, Australian, New Zealand, German and one single U.S. General Service button. You see these in all sorts of configurations, some on Allied belts, some with cap badges and other oddments. The legend is that these were put together from souvenirs taken from dead bodies but that sounds overly complex to me and likely nonsense. More likely most of the buttons were swapped at rear area camps between bored soldiers making up a souvenir. The U.S. button suggests a late war job, 1917-19. The Empire buttons make sense as often these units found themselves together in the line. The Canadian Regiments are from different divisions so that’s why I think this is a rear area put together. Still, a great belt, in fine condition and worth it just for the buttons and belt IMHO.

Kriegsmarine Officer’s Belt & Buckle

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on December 21, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgEver since that KM Dagger walked into my life a few months ago I have been looking for a good Officer belt and buckle to hang it off. The dagger came with the narrow undress belt but I wanted the broader undress belt. Here it is, lovely.

Richtaufsatz-35 8cm Mortar Optical Sight

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , , on September 6, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an RA-35 optical sight for the Granatwerfer 34 8cm medium mortar. The sight shows signs of post war use by the Austrians (the green over paint). The sight was manufactured by Hanseatische Werkstätten für Feinmechanik u. Optik, in Hamburg-Schnelsen and is marked with their CRN code.

 

40 Pfennig Hitler Head Stamp Block

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on January 17, 2015 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgGerman postal services used the so-called Hitler Head issue between 1941 and 1944. There were three sizes in the basic set. Those between 1 and 24 pfennig, between 25 and 80 pfennig and between 1 and 5RM. This is a block of 9 of the 40 pfennig examples. I don’t collect these, they collect me.

These were liberated in the millions btw, they were work pfennigs then, they are worth less now!

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Japanese Hinomaru Flag

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on December 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis flag is a wartime Hinomaru or national flag. It’s small size would suggest that it is a personal flag although not of the “Good Luck” variety as it is absent any writing.

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German Officer’s Dress Sword

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on September 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis sword, by the manufacturer Weyersburg, Kirshchbaum & Company of Solingen, Germany (often referred to as WKC), was issued to German Army officers.  This type is known as a “doves head” type to distinguish it from a “lions head” model.

Deutsche Arbeitsfront Enamel Sign

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on August 10, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is an enamel sign for the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (DAF) or German Labour Front. It would have originally been attached to the outside of a local DAF office.

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United Nations Cap Badge

Posted in For Sale with tags on May 9, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_NationsThis is the United Nations current issue cap badge worn on the blue beret.

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1936 Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Spain_under_Franco_1938_19451936 Spanish Civil War Campaign Medal. Issued to all troops who participated on the Nationalist side under Generalissimo Francisco Franco, including foreign nationals, e.g., German Condor Legion and Italian contingent.

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1939 Verwundetenabzeichen im Silber

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 26, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a German Wound Badge in Silver marked 65 for “Klein & Quenzer“. This is the first Jerry medal I collected.

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Ehrenzeichen vom 9.November 1923

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis medal, purporting to be a “Ehrenzeichen vom 9.November 1923” or Blood Order Medal stamped to “669”, is an obvious fake. The key here is the serifs on the top of the M in München.

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Luftwaffe Fallschirmspringerabzeichen

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Luftwaffe issue Parachutist Badge made by GWL (Gerbruder Weger, Ludenscheid).

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1939 Verwundetenabzeichen im Silber

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis Wound Badge in Silver is marked L22 for Glaser & Söhne of Dresden.

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U.S. Vietnam Era M1 Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , on April 21, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesThis is an M1 helmet from the second production run in 1966. The camouflage helmet cover is dated 1969. If you sniff inside the helmet you can smell hemp. It doesn’t get more authentic than that.

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3-Piece Luftwaffe Gladiator Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Luftwaffe Civilain Issue Fire Protection Helmet. It was used by the fire fighting and rescue personnel working in the cities as they were being attacked by the Allied heavy bomber offensive.

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Polizei Parade Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 19, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the standard lightweight parade helmet used by the German Polizei. It’s been nicknamed the tea strainer because of the air holes on either side. There is something dodgy in the liner. I think that someone has replaced the liner with a weird setup.

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Heer DAK 1st Pattern Pith Helmet

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a first pattern German pith helmet, issued to troops in the Mediterranean theatre. These are tough to find in good condition because they tend to sag if they are not stored correctly. This one is a size 55.

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Hitler Youth 3.5’x5.5′ Flag

Posted in For Sale with tags , , on April 17, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis flag is an HJ unit marching flag. The flag has some blue marks on the white diamond which the previous owner told me was the signatures of the soldiers who took it as a souvenir. Unfortunately someone put it in the wash so they are unreadable. So it goes.

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Hitler Youth Flak Helpers Cap

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 16, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is the issue woollen cap issued to HJ members who assisted with the flak (anti-aircraft) defence of Germany.

But first, here’s a picture of Pope Benedict in the same hat. Not saying anything, just a pope in a Nazi hat.

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SA Dagger

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , on April 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis a SA Dagger manufactured by Herbeck & Meyer of Solingen-Weyer. This one is marked No on the reverse of the cross-guard for the SAGruppe Nord which makes it pre-1935. At some point someone has disassembled it and reversed the handle when they put it back together. It has an early Assman DRGM marked single hanger attached.

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