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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.

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!


A Group to a New Zealand Pacific Casualty

Posted in For Sale with tags , , , , , on June 3, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_New_ZealandThis is a wonderful New Zealand 3rd Division group to a courageous young man, sadly KIA endeavouring to save others under terrible conditions. 2nd Lieutenant Colin David Griffiths was a 24 year old ex-shop assistant from Timaru, New Zealand who was killed in action at Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands on the 2nd of October 1943.

He lost his life during a third attempt at rescuing a cut-off patrol from the Japanese. Swimming a line ashore to the party, consisting of a number of wounded, sharks had to be held off by tommy-gun fire. Griffiths was killed in the water, along with almost everyone else in the rescue party, by heavy Japanese small arms fire. To be clear here, this was Griffiths third attempt and the second that day to reach the beach.

Colin David Griffiths

Colin David Griffiths


Colin’s grave marker at Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia


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.