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    Complete but hard worn equipment belt for the Soviet enlisted man. Typical mid to late war web belt with leather or synthetic reinforcements.  In this case, the reinforcement is actually black rubber.  This rubber has worn away nearly completely from the outside face of the belt, but remains mostly intact on the inside face.  Not the prettiest, but still functional.
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    A very nice pair of  Swallows Nest shoulder appointments for a musician the the SS Fife and Drum Corp.  Wide wire thread tresse on a back base and black backing.  Near mint, unissued condition.
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    Offered is this nice pair of winter mittens. These are splinter to white reversible. The condition is nice with only a couple of tiny holes to be found. They are fairly clean, with good color and only minor staining or soiling. The white side is much cleaner than average as well. Both mittens have the cuff strings. Maker marks are on the white side cuffs, but cannot be read.
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    Offered is this tunic removed cuff title for an EM in the Luftwaffe's fabled Hermann Göring division. This example has been shortened to about 6 inches overall. The ends are not finished, so it is unknown if this was done after it was removed from the uniform sleeve, or if it was period done and shortened as to only cover the facing slide of the sleeve cuff as was sometimes preferred. The cuff title is in fine condition otherwise with only some minor staining to the G and O. Absolutely original.
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    Here is a nice sized 48 Star flag from the WWII era. It is a printed version, printed on a linen base cloth. It measures approximately 25”X35”. On the bunting edge, there are two sewn rings. The upper is an original ring in bronze. The lower has been replaced by a key ring type split ring. There are no holes, but there is a repair to the lower tail. This repair was carried out with a patch of cellophane tape on both sides of a small tear. It has been sewn together through the tape. This tape has yellowed somewhat so likely was done years ago. The entire flag has toned nicely with age, and there is some minor separation to the hem stitch in places. The flag remains solid however.
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    An interesting pair of original photo postcards showing a German NCO in Russia. Judging from the uniform details they are likely circa fall/winter 1941 or winter/spring 1942. His branch of service colors appear dark, so not infantry, signals etc. He is armed with an MP40 and wears the ribbon to the Iron Cross 2nd Class and a General Assault Badge. The close up photo is in good focus with much detail to be seen. The full body shot is slightly out of focus, but his armament can seen. Both are AGFA paper backed with no annotations.
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    Offered is this super Luftwaffe Flieger Ausweis cover. Black synthetic leather with stamped eagle and "Flieger Ausweis". There exists the customary wear for a used item, but this document cover is in fine condition with minor corner and edged wear. Both celluloid windows on the interior are undamaged. A nice piece
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    Marksmanship Lanyard for Luftwaffe Artillery in Grade 2. This lanyard is in super condition with just the usual traces of uniform wear. Metal badge and the Grade 2 artillery shell are firmly attached and all the bullion work is in good condition.
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    Coming from a large Luftwaffe collection that we are disposing is this uncommon piece of Luftwaffe insignia. This is an enlisted ranks breast eagle in the seldom encountered BeVo construction. This rare 1st pattern eagle is woven in white thread on a dark blue back cloth has been trimmed for mounting, but does not appear to have ever been sewn. Some minor soiling, but excellent otherwise
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    For your consideration is this very nice Luftwaffe side cap that has been period upgraded to that of an officer. The hat is without major damage or mothing, but is soiled as can bee seen in the photos. All insignia are hand sewn, including the upgraded aluminum wire braid. There is some minor picking or pulls to the aluminum braid, but nothing very significant. The interior is lined in grey cotton and faintly size marked "58". A nice period upgraded cap
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    Offered is this used, but otherwise complete Plasch-Palatka or Tent/Ponch. This specimen shows typical fading and staining. There is on 20x25 mm hole in the body, but this example is complete otherwise. All corners are intact and all the factory installed toggles are present. This example has been soldier modified with the addition of several extra toggles sewn on to it for an unknown reason. Interesting is that the flap over the arm hole is in a contrasting color. This is not something seen very often. Both drawstrings are present. There is a factory stamp and it is 41 dated. However, it is quite weakly stamped. It can barely be made out, but being familiar with this particular factory stamp helps.
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    Offered is this decent belt and buckle ensemble for a Luftwaffe enlisted man. A late war, tabless buckle in blue painted steel on a late war, 100cm leather combat belt. The buckle is in good condition wit about 70% of the original blue paint and no rust. The belt leather is in typical used condition, showing much wear and chaffing. There is a shallow gouge out of one edge as shown in the photos. A nice rig for a late war, Luftwaffe flak or ground troop display.
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    Offered is this lot of three (3) assorted Luftwaffe metal eagles. Included are two early, droop tailed eagles used to adorn service photo albums. The third eagle is for the tropical pith helmet. Both the photo album eagles are missing a prong on the revers. The silver painted specimen has some paint loss. The detail to the darker finished eagle is rather stunning considering its rather humble purpose, and not an award or uniform insignia. The tropical helmet eagle is certainly original, but has been heavily cleaned at some point in its life. It too is missing one of the prongs on the reverse.
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    For your consideration is the really sharp Luftwaffe M43 field cap.  Constructed in the typical Luftwaffe blue wool with artificial silk liner, this cap is sized 58, RB Numbered and dated 1944.  It has  a textbook application of 2-piece insignia consisting of a machine applied, BeVo rosette and hand applied eagle.  The eagle clearly applied before the cap was complete as the crown stitch that secures the liner passed through one of the wing types. Sweat stains to the interior and some brown stains to the visor.  No other damage to the excellent cap.
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    100% original Heer Visor Hat insignia.  These insignia were carded and sold as a novelty by mail order in the 1960s and 1970s in various American men's interest and adventure magazines.  A nice unissued eagle and wreath. There is some corner damage and creasing to the informational card, but remains a nice presentation
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    100% original Heer Tropical Pith Helmet insignia.  These insignia were carded and sold as a novelty by mail order in the 1960s and 1970s in various American men's interest and adventure magazines.  A nice unissued pair of shields. There is some corner damage and creasing to the informational card, but remains a nice presentation.
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    This Plasch is a good/bad proposition. The bad is that it is very faded, particularly on one side. It also has some mildew staining, a 1 x 3 inch "L" tear near the center along with a few missing toggles and a minor hole or two. The good is that it is complete with both drawstrings, stitched corner grommets that are not torn out, and has a good,clear factory stamp showing a 1941 production date. Certainly not mint, but largely complete and will complete a display kit nicely. A couple of the corners still have period tie rope in them. There is also some twine in the button holes where the missing toggles were.
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    Offered is this superb specimen of the iconic Soviet "Shapka-Ushanka). This hat is in splendid condition with typical soiling, nap wear to the fleeced cotton crown , and some minor fur loss to some edges. This hat has what appear to be the original tie strings, but these have been resewn a time or two. The hat was acquired without insignia, but the front flap had been pierced for one. I have added a very nice M1935, 2-piece cap star in a condition appropriate for this cap.The grey cotton interior shows minor soiling and minor evidence of wear. In the interior crown can be found the maker's mark . This is of the more generic wartime type where the block stamp only has the "4" for the 40 years and the second digit was to be applied secondary. As is quite common, it never was.
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    Offered is another nice wartime Ushanka in a nice worn condition. This example is unmarked, but in materials typical of wartime construction. There is nap wear to the fleeced cotton body, but little if any fur loss. There is a short section of open seam on the rear turn up and some minor damage where the left ear flap meets the body. There is also a 50 cm tear in the rear of the body that has been repaired. This damage is just hidden by the rear turn up an right side ear flap. The interior is again unmarked, but typical in construction. It is soiled with some minor wear through at the forehead. The hat has what appears to be the original ties, but they are resewn. The front flap is finished with a nice looking single piece cap star with full enamel. A sharp looking ushanka.
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    This ushanka is a great find indeed. Despite some slight fur loss to the front flap, it would appear that when this Ushanka was taken as a souvenir (I sourced this from Germany), it was unissued or nearly so. The cotton fleece body is slightly soiled, but has nearly all the nap remaining. The ear flaps are secured with the original ties. The front flap has never been pierced for a star insignia, nor has it ever had its corners tied to the cap body as was nearly universally done by Soviet soldiers after these hats were issued. The interior is slightly soiled as well. It does have one short area of open stitching where the interior crown meets the sides, but this appears to be a simple manufacturing defect as opposed to damage. The interior is complete with a nice factory stamp and a clear 1940 date. A very fine specimen.
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    Offered is this extremely fine waist belt for the Soviet EM. Typical web and leather construction, complete with the keeper slide. This belt is interesting due to the two tone construction of the leather reinforcement strips. The exterior side is black, while the interior is brown. The webbing is maker marked, but too faint to make out. A very nice belt
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    Just in from one of my contacts in Poland is this nice Officer's M1935 pattern "Cut-out Star" belt rig has certainly seen much field wear and use. The leather is is good condition overall, only slightly stiff from the lack of use more so than dryness. It is in as found, uncleaned state so all the original mottling an discoloration to the leather remains. It has been worn outdoors for an extended period, noted by the fact that the decorative stitch has faded from its original pale orange to almost white. The star buckle, in heavy brass, has a heavy patina and shows much in the way of hard use. The buckle is solid, but there is evidence of surface cracks in the brass from the buckle possibly being bend and repaired from field wear. The buckle back tab is nicely marked and clearly 1939 dated. Included is the customary cross-shoulder strap with nickel steel buckle and studs. The condition of the shoulder strap matches the belt nicely. Certainly not mint, but field worn for sure. A very interesting officer's rig.
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    Spare cartridge pouch for the MN rifle. This pouch is in natural colored canvas with a steel button and leather loop closure. White web loops to the reverse and a faint maker mark to the interior.
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    Spare Cartridge pouch for Soviet rifle ammunition. This pouch is the long hanger type, as to suspend it directly under the standard leather ammo pouch. Unissued condition with a somewhat faint factory stamp showing a 1941 date.
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    Offered is this standard aluminum canteen and carrier. The canteen is an unpainted, prewar, 1937 dated bottle. It is free of large dents, but is missing the keeper chain for the lid. The tan cotton carrier is a typical wartime carrier and is nicely 1944 dated.
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    This Plasch-Palatka or Tent/Poncho is a little rough, but is interesting because it is a prewar, 1937 dated specimen. Plasch prior to 1940 are rather uncommon, so it is always nice to find an early one. Again, a little rough, but still presentable. This one is dirty and faded, with a few mouse holes and small tears. It is still holding together well and nicely suited for an equipment display. It has both drawstrings and is missing only one toggle. Often found on these early ones, the corner grommets are reinforced with leather and lots of factory stamps. This one is no exception. The stamps are mostly legible, but I have damped the fabric in the photos to make them more clear for photography. Well used, but interesting, prewar specimen.
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    Offered is this nice tabbed buckle for the Heer EM. Cast aluminum with a brown leather tab, this buckle is in very nice condition, showing some original paint in the recesses of the face detail. The leather tab is in nice condition and is marked for the hard to find Kugel & Fink firm. Dated 1938, A nice early aluminum buckle.
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    Offered is this Ssh-40 helmet in the proper wartime configuration. This LMZ made helmet is a size 1 and is dated 1944. The shell retains about 85% of the factory finish. Interestingly, this shell has the faded remains of an outlined star on the front in what appears to have been either dark green or black. Similarly, there is a line along the turned up edge of the shell skirt in the same color that ran the entire perimeter of the shell. Not sure what this represents as the only think I have seen that was similar is the painting found on Soviet helmets worn by military traffic control personnel. Of course those are typically a white shell with red stars and edge trim. Possibly this is a subdued attempt at the same for someone closer to the front or just simple soldier's decoration. The shell interior contains the standard 3-pad Ssh40 liner system. It is all there, but one pad has suffered some mouse damage and is missing a drawstring tab. There is a tear in one of the other pads as well. The drawstring is the factory original. As correct for a wartime LMZ of this era, the chinstrap is of the white, undyed web with no metal termination. The strap on this helmet is compete and very clean. Nice wartime Ssh-40 that is getting harder to find in a sea of postwar reworks.
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    Lot of 7 Wolf Willrich art postcards depicting Fallschirmjäger subjects. All cards unused. No creases, minor corner dings on some, but all in nice condition.
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    A nice assortment of Third Reich period post cars. Some are used, others not. All are in good condition. Some with a little corner wear, but no significant damage to speak of. There are 8 total, but 3 are duplicates.
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    Small selection of unissued trade patches for Heer personnel. There is Oberschutze rank pip, a medical trade patch and a pair of ordinance technician trade patches. All are unissued, unmounted, unused stock.
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    Offered is this Ssh-40 helmet in the proper wartime configuration. This 1944 dated, LMZ made helmet has the proper white, undyed web chinstrap. It has a fair amount of surface rust, but retains a high percentage of the original factory green paint and remains quite presentable. The interior has all three liner pads intact, along with the original drawstring. The correct, late war LMZ factory stamp appears in the lower, rear skirt and denotes a size 1 and 1944 production year. A solid helmet.
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