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ARMYMEDALS #44327C Silvered Infantry Assault Badge

This Infantry Assault Badge is in first rate condition still having almost 100% of the its original silvered finish. It features overlapping oak leaves in an oval and at the top is a Wehrmacht eagle with swastika. Piercing the center of the badge is a K98 rifle with fixed bayonet having fine detail throughout.

The badge has a single barrel hinge with straight pin and catch soldered to the medal. The badge is marked "W. H".

A very fine example here.

Mint Minus. $250.00

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. $340.00

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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