LUFTMEDALS #38382C Radio/Gunner Badge
This badge is of early construction and of highest quality. It has an outstanding patination throughout the silver wreath as well as the bird grasping lightning bolts. The detail throughout the feathering of the bird is simply terrific.
The circumference of the badge is covered in overlapping oak leaves, also finely detailed. This badge shows almost no wear.
The reverse of this badge is marked “W. Deumer Ludenschied”. The badge is equipped with a barrel hinge, narrow straight pin, and a baseless catch soldered directly to the reverse. The rivets that retain the obverse eagle have doughnut-style tops.
A high quality example here.
Near Mint. $750.00
LUFTMEDALS #40948 Spanish Cross with Swords in Silver
It features a finely detailed Maltese Cross having pebbled surfaces to the legs and smooth edges. In between each of the cross legs is a highly detailed Luftwaffe eagle grasping a cut-out mobile swastika and flying to the viewer's right. Each of the four eagles is mounted on a Roman-like sword. The grip of each of the swords has crisp pebble detail.
On the reverse of the medal is a barrel-style hinge on the reverse with flat "Coke bottle" pin and catch without base. It is marked, "800" to the left of the hinge and "L/16" to the left lower portion of the catch.
An outstanding original example here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,995.00
LUFTMEDALS #40367 Luftwaffe 25 Year Service Award
The reverse of the award replaces the eagle with the number "25".
The original blue grosgrain ribbon is attached, with an applied Luftwaffe "droop tail" eagle and swastika.
A nice medal here that is not commonly seen.
LUFTMEDALS #38852 Silver Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Bomber
This Silver Squadron Clasp is a great looking medal, being fairly wide. It has two “wings” of overlapping oak leaves that stretch about 3 inches across. In the center there is a ring of laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom. Positioned in the center is a winged iron bomb in black, complete with tail fins.
The reverse of the clasp is marked “G.H. Osang” on the left. There is a rivet in the center reverse that acts to retain the bomb insignia. The clasp has a horizontal flat “Coke bottle” pin and a barrel hinge.
A very fine, original Luftwaffe medal here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $595.00
LUFTMEDALS #38853 Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Day Fighter
The clasp features stylized, wing-like projections on either side, each decorated with overlapping oak leaves. In the center area is a circular wreath of laurel leaves. Riveted inside this is a winged, upward pointing arrow. On the wreath, below the fletching on the arrow, is a raised immobile swastika.
The reverse of the clasp has a ridged, “Coke bottle” pin, a barrel hinge, and a pedestal catch. The silvering on the reverse is not nearly as patinated as the obverse.
A very fine example here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $795.00
LUFTMEDALS #38854 Luftwaffe Squadron Clasp for Day Fighter
In the center area is a circular wreath of silver laurel leaves. Riveted inside this is a winged, upward pointing arrow. On the wreath, below the fletching on the arrow, is a raised immobile swastika. The silvering is still nearly perfect on this example.
The reverse of the clasp has a flat, “Coke bottle” type with a grooved “fuller” running down the center, a barrel hinge and a soldered baseless catch.
A very beautiful Luftwaffe example here.
Near Mint. $895.00
LUFTMEDALS #38560C 2nd Class Luftschutz Medal with Ribbon
It features a wreathed border of oak leaves with a raised mobile swastika inside. Around the swastika we read, “Für Verdienste im Luftschutz”.
On the reverse the medal is the same but has a date of “1938” in place of the swastika.
The original ribbon is in the loop. It is light purple in the center with stripes of white, red and black on the edges.
A good, solid example here.
Excellent Plus. $125.00
LUFTMEDALS #38067 Gold Squadron Clasp
This Squadron Clasp is a great looking medal, being fairly wide. It has two “wings” of overlapping oak leaves that stretch about 3 inches across. In the center there is a ring of laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom. Positioned in the center is a winged iron bomb, complete with tail fins. The gilded surfaces throughout the medal are intact, the base being of fine bronze and not the cheaper zinc.
The reverse of the medal is marked “G.H. Osang” on the left. There is a rivet in the center reverse that acts to retain the bomb insignia. The medal has a horizontal flat “Coke bottle” pin and a barrel hinge. The catch looks to have a period repair, but it is so minor it almost completely escapes notice.
A very fine, original medal here that is increasingly scarce.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $695.00
LUFTMEDALS #37779 Luftwaffe 4 Year Service Parade Ribbon and Medallion
This Luftwaffe Service Medallion is silvered, and features a closed-winged eagle and swastika on the obverse. The reverse has the number “4”, indicating that it was given for four years of service. It is about the size of a quarter.
The accompanying parade mount shows some soiling and fading. It has an early droop-tail eagle clutching a mobile swastika. There is a pin on the reverse of the parade mount.
A good example for a Luftwaffe uniform.
LUFTMEDALS #35740 Parachute Badge
This Parachute Badge looks to me like a late-war issue, as it appears to be constructed entirely of zinc. The depiction features an oval shape with overlapping laurel leaves decorating the left portion, and overlapping oak leaves on the right side. Riveted to this wreath is a downward pointing eagle, positioned at approximately a 45 degree angle. The eagle has some old gilding visible in the recesses of it's design, but the higher portions show bare zinc. Despite the late war look of the piece, the detailing to the bird's head and feathering is outstanding. The bird clutches a mobile swastika in his talons.
The reverse of the badge reveals that this bird is retained by two rivets, each fairly small and with rounded heads. The pin is a straight type, with a standard barrel hinge. The catch is the pedestal type, and is soldered directly to the outer edge of the piece. it appears as though the solder has been touched up a long time ago, so I would imagine that this is a period repair.
A good original example, recently coming from a coin shop in Florida.
This Bomber Flight clasp is produced in a zinc base and most of the bronze finish has gone to time. It consists of an open circle in the center which is decorated with overlapping laurel leaves with an immobile swastika at the bottom.
Outward going from the circle in a wing-like fashion are triple sets of overlapping oak leaves. In the center is a silvered bomb which is pointing downward, having wings on the bomb's edges and the bomb's rudder. The reverse of the badge has a rivet holding this bomb device.
The reverse is marked "C.H. Osang/Dresden". There is a barrel style hinge with "Coke bottle" shape pin with center ridge line and cup hook. Good details to this badge, despite the fact thefinish is gone.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $650.00
This Parachute Badge is of zinc construction, and it is a wartime late made example. The details throughout, though, are extremely crisp and this badge appears to possibly have been unissued. The badge consists of an oval wreath, which half is composed of overlapping oak leaves, and the other half composed of laurel wreathing. The oval is open in the center.
Crossing on a 45 degree dive angle is an eagle, which clutches an open swastika in his talons. The detail to the bird, head, feathering, and other features is outstanding.
The reverse of the badge has a barrel hinge, with straight pin and catch. The rivets which retain the diving bird are the style which are not dressed on the back. (This is typical of the late issue pieces). This badge is unmarked. A fine original example here.
Mint Minus. $595.00
This Heavy Dive Bomber clasp is a good looking medal. It is of quality construction. It features a circular motif in the center made of overlapping laurel leaves. At the bottom is in immobile swastika. Wing-like arms go outward on both sides and they are made of triple overlapping oak leaves.
In the center open area, there is a bomb in silver which has wings on both sides and also wings on the back pin. The reverse of the medal is not marked. All of the gilding remains on the reverse and there is a rivet which retains the bomb part. The hinge is the barrel type and the pin is a horizontally mounted "Coke bottle" shape with cup hook. A fine looking original example.
Near Mint. $950.00
This Luftwaffe 4 Year Service Medal with Ribbon is the silver coin like medallion being about the size of a quarter. The medallion depicts a Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika with closed wings and looking to the viewer’s right. There are words around the circumference which cite that the medal was for time in the service. On the reverse there is an oak leaf wreath and in the center is the numeral “4” indicating four year service.
There is a parade mount style blue ribbon to which the medallion is mounted. Above the mounting is an early droop tail Luftwaffe eagle flying to the right and clutching a mobile swastika. The eagle shows just the slightest bit of wear to the high edges but the silvering is still about 90%. The parade mount backing is a red velvet which shows some mild mothing. There is a brass pin on the rear for attachment to the original wearer’s uniform. A nice parade mount here!