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ARMYMEDALS #43488C Army Infantry Assault Badge with Issue Packet & Document

This Infantry Assault Badge is a fine example with good silvered highlights. The silvering remains at about 90%.

The badge is of oval design having a border of overlapping oak leaves. There is a Wehrmacht closed wing eagle and swastika at the top. Across the diameter of the open badge is a K98 rifle complete with sling and fixed bayonet. The badge is unmarked on the reverse.

The badge is accompanied by the original issue envelope which is printed with the badge type on the surface.

Accompanying the badge is the issue document to Gefreiten Fischer. Fischer was on the staff of the 5th Infantry division. The document is dated "21.4.1942" and is signed by the commander of a Jäger regiment.

Excellent. $495.00

ARMYMEDALS #43480C Panzer Grenadier Bronze Tank Badge

This fine Grenadier Badge is a hollow backed type which appears to have been stamped from bronze.

It features an ovaled design with overlapping oak leaves having a Wehrmacht style eagle and swastika at the top. The medal is pierced by a tank coming through the center of it. The detailing is outstanding and most of the bronze finish is still on the obverse of the badge.

The badge is unmarked on the reverse having a barrel style hinge a straight pin and wire type catch.

A nice example not seen too frequently.

Excellent Plus. $325.00

ARMYMEDALS #42898C Infantry Assault Badge

This Infantry Assault Badge is constructed of zinc, having good detailing and lots of period grime. it is slightly beveled from north to south.

The badge is in the form of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle at the top. Aligned diagonally across the badge is a K-98 rifle with a fixed bayonet. The details are outstanding to this weapon, along with the attached sling.

The reverse is fitted with a barrel hinge, a straight pin, and a soldered catch.

Excellent. $165.00

ARMYMEDALS #43076C Cased German Cross in Silver

The case for this German Cross is a black leatherette example. It shows a little bit of minor wear here and there but for the most part it remains in nice condition. There is a sliver line around the upper edge and the push button is a steel example.

The inner lid is padded white white silk, and the lower portion is slotted to accept the pin of the award.

The Cross itself is extremely nice. The background sunburst retain all of the back coloring with a silver tint at the edges. The red lower portion and the detailed silver wreath remain in very fine condition, and the swastika retains 100% of the original enamel intact.

A very fine German Cross here.

Near Mint. $3,995.00

ARMYMEDALS #43075C German Cross in Gold

This German Cross in Gold was produced by the Zimmerman firm, being the so-called "dotted date" type.

The cross has fine darkening to the black sunburst, a good red rim, and nearly all the original gilding on the wreath. The silver background shows only the most modest signs of age and the fine swastika retains 100% of the original enamel.

The reverse reveals that the medal is retained by four "donut" style rivets. It is fitted with a barrel hinge, a tapered pin, and a "C" shaped soldered catch. The medal is marked "20", indicating the Zimmermann firm. This 20 marking is the style where the tops of the numerals are missing from the stamping.

The Maertz German Cross book describes this medal on page 10, stating that the reason it differs from a normal Zimmermann because the city of Pforzheim was bombed in February of 1945, destroying the original dies. It would seem strange they should make new dies at the tail end of the war but I suspect the Germans weren't ready to admit defeat. Maertz states this type of medal has never been conclusively proven to be period, but niether has it been disproven. Ultimately the collector must decide for himself.

Excellent Plus. $2,295.00

ARMYMEDALS #42890C German Cross in Gold

This German Cross in Gold is a very nice looking example. While original silvering on the inner area of the cross shows some minor wear and age, the enamel to the central swastika remains totally pristine and the detailing throughout the wreath is quite crisp.

The reverse of the cross reveals that it is constructed with six rivets. There is a little residue on the silvered surface, particularly around the clasp, but it is minor at best. The cross his fitted with a barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin, and a soldered catch. This is a Deschler example, although it is unmarked.

A very solid German Cross here.

Excellent Plus. $2,895.00

ARMYMEDALS #42891C 50 General Assault Badge

This 50 General Assault Badge is a very choice example, and quite scarce these days.

The oval portion of the oak leafed border of the badge features raised oak leaves and is silvered. Applied to the open oval is a large gray Wehrmacht half-open-wing eagle clutching a mobile swastika in its talons. Below the swastika is a crossed stick grenade and K-98 bayonet. The detail is fabulous to these depictions. At the bottom is a brass plaque with the numeral, "50", representing the number of assaults of which the original owner participated. The badge shows no wear and is most impressive.

The reverse indicates that the eagle, grenade and bayonet are retained with four rivets, The hinge is a barrel type with "Coke bottle" shape pin. The catch has a pedestal mounting. The badge is marked on the right side of the oval with "RK" within a circle.

A really superb badge here, and one that will easily be a highlight of a medals collection.

Excellent Plus. $2,495.00

ARMYMEDALS #42904C Infantry Assault Badge

This Infantry Assault Badge is constructed of zinc, having good detailing and a nice look about it. it is slightly beveled from north to south.

The badge is in the form of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle at the top. Aligned diagonally across the badge is a K-98 rifle with a fixed bayonet. The details are outstanding to this weapon, along with the attached sling.

The reverse is fitted with a barrel hinge, a straight pin, and a pedestal catch.

Excellent Plus. $165.00

ARMYMEDALS #42906C General Assault Badge

This zinc General Assault Badge some some oxidation at the top, and a good patina throughout the rest of the piece.

The badge depicts a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika positioned over a crossed bayonet and stick grenade, surrounded by an oval border of oak leaves.

The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge and a straight pin; the catch, however, is gone to time.

Good. $95.00

ARMYMEDALS #42647 General Assault Badge

This General Assault Badge is a hollow-backed, stamped example. About 50% of the original silvering remains intact.

The badge depicts a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika positioned over a crossed bayonet and stick grenade, surrounded by an oval border of oak leaves.

The reverse has a barrel hinge, soldered catch, and a straight pin.

A nice, original example here.

Excellent. $195.00

ARMYMEDALS #42807C Army Close Combat Clasp

This Army Close Combat Clasp is an early example, with a good bronze finish throughout.

The clasp features a fine central sunburst “wings” and is covered in sprigs of oak leaves. In the very center is an open-winged eagle and swastika set atop a crossed bayonet and grenade. The detailing remains good throughout.

The reverse of the badge is marked "Peekhaus Berlin". There is a barrel hinge, a lined, "Coke bottle" pin, and a catch which looks to be damaged but still working.

Good Plus. $495.00

ARMYMEDALS #42804C Army Flak Badge

This rarely seen Army Flak Badge is the style issued to Army gunners. It is an early, high quality example, with an outstanding silvered finish.

The badge is an oval wreath of overlapping oak leaves and acorns. It features a Wehrmacht eagle set at the top. This bird is highly detailed and clutches a swastika in his talons. In the center of the badge is a highly detailed 88 gun.

The reverse of the badge is interesting in that we see the flak gun is hollow on the reverse. The badge is fitted with a barrel hinge, a "Coke bottle" pin, and a soldered catch.

A very high quality Flak Badge here.

Excellent Plus. $895.00

ARMYMEDALS #42798C Army 18 Year Long Service Award with Ribbon

This Army Long Service Award is in the form of a Maltese cross with a round center area, which encloses a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. The reverse replaces the eagle with the number "18", indicating the number of years served.

This example has a silver finish, which remains in decent condition.

Attached to the loop is the original blue grosgrain ribbon with a matching silvered eagle and swastika attached to it, along with the original pin.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $225.00

ARMYMEDALS #42799C Army 12 Year Long Service Award with Ribbon

This Army Long Service Award is in the form of a round medallion which encloses a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. The reverse replaces the eagle with the number "12", indicating the number of years served. This example has a silver finish.

The loop retains the original blue grosgrain ribbon.

A good looking example here, with some minor patination.

Excellent. $95.00

ARMYMEDALS #42668 Army / SS Bronze Infantry Assault Badge

This Infantry Assault Badge is quite striking, with a nice, bronze color. It is a stamped, hollow backed example, with very good detailing.

The badge is in the form of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle at the top. Aligned diagonally across the badge is a K-98 rifle with a fixed bayonet. The details are outstanding to this weapon, along with the attached sling.

This badge is unmarked on the reverse.

Excellent Plus. $275.00

ARMYMEDALS #42522C Bronze Infantry Assault Badge

This bronze Infantry Assault Badge looks to be unissued. It has nice vaulting and the details throughout are exceptional.

The badge is in the form of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle at the top. Aligned diagonally across the badge is a K-98 rifle with a fixed bayonet. The details are outstanding to this weapon, along with the attached sling.

The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge, pedestal catch, and a straight pin. It is marked "FLL" within three concentric circles.

A fine example here.

Mint. $250.00

ARMYMEDALS #42041 Bronze Close Combat Clasp

This Bronze Close Combat Clasp is a zinc example. Most of the original bronze finish has been lost to time, but the detailing remains good.

The clasp features a fine central sunburst “wings” and is covered in sprigs of oak leaves. In the very center is an open-winged eagle and swastika set atop a crossed bayonet and grenade. The detailing remains good throughout.

The reverse has a brass barrel hinge, "Coke bottle" pin, and pedestal catch. It is maker marked "FFL Peekhaus".

A good, original example here.

Excellent. $450.00

ARMYMEDALS #42042 Infantry Assault Badge

This Infantry Assault Badge retains a good amount of the original silvered finish over the zinc base metal. It is hard to find one of these badges with this much of the finish intact.

The badge is in the form of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle at the top. Aligned diagonally across the badge is a K-98 rifle with a fixed bayonet. The details are outstanding to this weapon, along with the attached sling.

The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge, pedestal catch, and a straight pin. It is marked "DH".

Excellent. $175.00

ARMYMEDALS #42089 Wehrmacht 4 Year Service Medal

This medal is a tad large than a US 25 cent piece. It looks to be silvered.

The reverse is marked with a wreath and a numeral "4". The obverse has a fine, vaulted Wehrmacht eagle and swastika.

The loop is present but the original ribbon has been lost to time.

A fine Service Medal here.

Near Mint. $75.00

ARMYMEDALS #41385 Close Combat Clasp

This Close Combat Clasp is a brass example. It retains most of the original finish which has darkened a bit over the years.

The clasp features a fine central sunburst “wings” and is covered in sprigs of oak leaves. In the very center is an open-winged eagle and swastika set atop a crossed bayonet and grenade. The original plate backing is in place.

The reverse of the clasp is marked "JFS". It is fitted with a barrel hinge, "Coke bottle" pin, and pedestal catch.

A good quality example here.

Excellent Plus. $595.00

ARMYMEDALS #42004C Infantry Assault Badge

This Infantry Assault Badge is a zinc example. Little of the original silver finish remains, but the detailing remains good despite the wear.

The badge is in the form of a wreath of overlapping oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle at the top. Aligned diagonally across the badge is a K-98 rifle with a fixed bayonet. The details are outstanding to this weapon, along with the attached sling.

The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge, pedestal catch, and a straight pin.

Excellent Plus. $175.00

ARMYMEDALS #41147C Named Silver German Cross

This Silver German Cross with actually worn during the period, showing some minor wear throughout. At first glance the wreath looks to be gilded, but closer inspection reveals the silvering has just worn away. The sunburst shows wear but retains much of the factory darkening.

The center is silvered and has patinated, but is free of damage. The black enamel swastika has damage to the center that extends down into the lower leg. The date "1941" is still crisp, however.

Although it is unmarked this medal was made by Deschler, as evidenced by the characteristic rivets used by this company. It is equipped with a barrel hinge, tapered straight pin, and soldered baseless catch.

Scratched across the reverse is the name of the recipient, "Gen Maj Hendrich Ashenbrenner". I looked this man up and, sure enough, he was indeed a winner of the German Cross in Silver.

An absolute original, vetted medal here. If you can live with the condition issues it is a very interesting, personalized piece with definite research potential.

Excellent. $2,995.00

ARMYMEDALS #41148C Cloth Gold German Cross

This Gold German Cross shows wear and looks as though it was cut from a uniform as there are some threads visible at the edges.

This cloth version features a sunburst border of bullion thread around a gold wreath. The wreath looks to be some type of metal and is fashioned to look like overlapping oak leaves. The date "1941" appears at the bottom.

The field is of white cloth fitted with a black cloth swastika trimmed in silver bullion wire. Silver bullion wire also surrounds the wreath. The reverse shows some wear but most of the cloth backing is intact.

A very fine cloth variant here.

Excellent. $695.00

ARMYMEDALS #40023 General Assault Badge

This General Assault Badge is the hollow-backed, stamped type. A good amount of the silvering remains intact and is clear visible in the recesses.

The badge depicts a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika positioned over a crossed bayonet and stick grenade, surrounded by an oval border of oak leaves.

These stamped variants are fairly hard to acquire.

Excellent. $195.00

ARMYMEDALS #39688 Panzer Badge

This Panzer Badge is a hollow-backed, zinc example, with nice vaulting throughout the design. The badge is an oval wreath of oak leaves, topped with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. In the center is the titular tank, rendered in a three-quarter view. The detailing on the tank itself remains quite good.

The reverse of the badge is marked “A” for Assmann. It has a barrel hinge, straight pin, and a soldered catch.

A nice Panzer Badge here.

Excellent Plus. $225.00

ARMYMEDALS #39794C Army Close Combat Clasp

This Close Combat Clasp is one of the late production types constructed from zinc. There are traces of the original bronze finish along the edges here and there, but the finish is large gone from this clasp.

The clasp features a fine central sunburst “wings” and is covered in sprigs of oak leaves. In the very center is an open-winged eagle and swastika set atop a crossed bayonet and grenade. The original plate backing is in place.

The reverse is unmarked. It has a brass barrel hinge, a lined pin with a center bulge, and a soldered catch.

A good, original Close Combat Clasp here, with good detail.

Excellent. $275.00

ARMYMEDALS #39622C Bronze Close Combat Clasp

This Bronze Close Combat Clasp is the later style with a base construction of zinc. Most of the bronze finish has worn off but the detailing throughout the design remains excellent.

The clasp features a fine central sunbursts and is covered in sprigs of oak leaves. In the very center is an open-winged eagle and swastika set atop a crossed bayonet and grenade. The original backing is in place.

The reverse of the clasp is marked “Peekhaus / Goblonz” and “FLL”. There is a barrel hinge on this clasp, as well as a flat, “Coke bottle” pin and a soldered, based catch.

A good wartime example here.

Excellent. $375.00

ARMYMEDALS #39377 Veteran’s Edelweiss Pin

This pin is the first of its type I have ever seen. It consists of a silvered edelweiss flower with an applied 1st Style enamel Veteran’s insignia in the center. The enamel remains in good shape.

The reverse of the pin is equipped with a pair of prongs for installing on a hat or uniform. It is marked “Gesch Gesch”.

A nice looking, high quality item here.

Excellent Plus. $75.00

ARMYMEDALS #34531 Prussian War Veteran’s Clip Badge with Ribbon

This Veteran’s Prussian War Badge is a fine looking example, featuring a shield shape upper portion which displays the Hohenzollern colors of black and white on a diagonal of the upper and lower portion of the shield and then superimposed is a fine Prussian eagle with crown in gold. A great looking medal here. Attached to the medal is a loop at the top but no round loop attached to that.

On the reverse there is a medal attachment which retains a set of satin cloth ribbons. Both ribbons are black and white striped and on the end of each they have a silver simulated fray. Printed on one of the ribbons is the word, “Stassfurt” which is a town. On the other is printed in German Prussian Police and War Club. The reverse medal that retains the ribbon is marked the same way with the Prussian Police and War Club. A nice item here.

Excellent. $55.00

ARMYMEDALS #24199 Waffen SS/Army Infantry Assault Badge

This Waffen-SS/Army Infantry Assault Badge is one of the later zinc types which has signs of once having a silvered finish. The silvering is about ten percent throughoutthe recesses of the badge. The badge displays an ovaled wreath of overlapping oak leaves. At the top is a Wehrmacht eagle with closed wings clutching a mobile swastika. Across the diagonal of the oak leaf oval is a well detailed K-98 rifle equipped with sling and bayonet. The reverse has a straight pin style catch.

There is excellent detail throughout this badge; a fine example of the type and reasonably priced.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $125.00

ARMYMEDALS #33701 Spanish Civil War Medal with Ribbon and Bar

The Spanish Civil War medal was given to German soldiers who participated in the civil war. The medal is quite attractive being about the size of a 50 cent piece and having a gold rim with black center. The rim has a series of laurel type leaves running throughout the surfaces. The center of the medallion is a gray color and features a lion at rest below a sun and also the date “1936”.

On the opposite side there is more gray color but there is a gilt eagle at the top and the Spanish logo of a number of arrows tied together. The ring above has a satin style ribbon which is yellow in the center with twin stripes of red and white on the edges. At the top of the ribbon is a rectangular shaped open center bar with a straight pin on the reverse. This medal is in fine condition throughout and a nice addition to a medals collection.

Excellent Plus, Plus. $150.00

ARMYMEDALS #26223 SS/Army Infantry Badge

This SS/Army Infantry Badge is bronze over a zinc base. Most of the bronze appears to still be in the surfaces of this badge, although it does show some dull age evenly spread over the surfaces. The badge is an oval shaped design, having overlapping oak leaves on the surfaces. At the top is a Wehrmacht closed wing eagle which clutches a mobile swastika.

Diagonally placed across the open badge is a K-98 rifle with fixed bayonet and sling. The details are outstanding throughout the rifle. The reverse is unmarked and has a long vertical pin on hinge with catch.

A good original here, showing wartime usage.

Excellent Plus. $175.00