These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
WWII GERMAN GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE
This example is a solid version, with a slightly domed reverse. Approximately 90% of the original finish is intact. The reverse has a vertically mounted pin the functions perfectly . A very nice example! Maker marked B&N L. This badge was instituted on June 1, 1940 and was intended for award to personnel who supported an attack but were not eligible for Infantry or Armored Assault Badges. It was awarded to members of the Artillery, Engineers, Anti-Tank and Anti-Aircraft Units that served the Infantry or Armor in an auxiliary role in the conduct of the assault. Medical personnel were also eligible if they cared for wounded under close combat conditions. CONSIGNMENT ITEM! A
NAVY K-98 BAYONET MINT
This is your typical early period example, displaying the smooth finish to the hilt and scabbard. The hilt surfaces display no wear. The mortise button is fully functional and upon closer examination is stamped (37). The reverse, upper pommel edge is twice Waffen-Amt stamped with the number 37 below. The grip plates are the purple bakelite style exhibiting a few scratches! They are retained by the standard screws and spanners showing no wear. The blade has a blued finish, grading 95% with the wear confined to the runner areas. The blade grades excellent! The obverse ricasso is stamped with the serial number 3697 over the letter e. The reverse ricasso is stamped with the maker's name , GEBR HELLER Finally, the spine is stamped with the number 39, which signifies that this piece was made in the year 1939. The straight scabbard, like the bayonet itself, has a smooth finish. The reverse scabbard ball is stamped with a single mark ? . The obverse scabbard throat area is matching stamped the serial number 3697 over the letter e. The frog is the smoothtexture variety, without a retaining strap, exhibiting little wear, grading excellent-. The reverse side is stamped with a Unit marking (M) for navy! And is maker marked and dated 1941. The frog grades excellent. A NICE piece for a combat display!
WWII GEORGIAN VOLUNTEER ARM SHIELD
This is a nice example of the colourfull, 'BeVo'-type armshield entitled: 'Georgien', as intended for a Georgian volunteer within the 'Deutsche Wehrmacht' ie. within the 'Georgian Legion', in used condition.These - original - 'official' arm-shields executed in 'BeVo'-type weave (ie. German manufacture by the company of 'BeVo'!) are considered scarce. A very nice piece of German made cloth insignia!