UNIFORMS #33775 Army Shooting Lanyard
This Army Shooting Lanyard consists of an aluminum bullion pigtail having a loop at the end and a single bullion acorn. The upper portion of the lanyard has an additional loop with slide and features the insignia of crossed swords over a shield having a Wehrmacht eagle at the top clutching a mobile swastika. The reverse of the upper insignia is covered in a field green felt having some mothing to the surfaces. Otherwise the insignia is in choice condition.
Near Mint. $175.00
UNIFORMS #33945C Luftwaffe Administrative Leutnant Tunic-
This tunic is made of gray cotton whip cord fabric being a four-button type, having two breast and two side pockets. There are a couple of moth holes on the reverse, and some small moths along the left sleeve. There is also some moth damage to the lower tip of the right side of the tunic and a small hole at the fold of the left collar. The buttons are the pebbled aluminum type, and the two buttons holding the boards are slightly smaller. There is a fine woven bullion breast eagle and swastika above the right breast pocket. The tabs are a green velvet backing with aluminum cord. The tabs each contain a triangular administrative rank pip above a sprig of oak leaves and acorns. The sewn-in shoulder boards have a green bottom with red edges. The boards have rows of bullion of the leutnant rank. The inside is gray-silk lined, having a separation of the lining at below the sleeves - needs to be resewn here. The is a silk strap with "D" ring for hanging of the dagger. A good display tunic showing some minor age, but still having its excellent original shape and tailoring. There are no labels in this tunic.
UNIFORMS #33944C Pair of Army Riding Breeches
This pair of field green riding breeches are produced of all wool and appear to be a fairly large size. They have two side pockets, one rear pocket with flap and a watch pocket. The legs are tapered and have zippers to hold them closed at the bottoms. The fly area has three buttons and is missing the lower example. There is some mothing below the fly area and a few minor single nips here and there. The inside pockets and liner are of a heavy off-white cotton fabric Overall these breeches show little wear, and would look great mated with an appropriate tunic.
UNIFORMS #34938 Pair of Strohschuhe (Straw Boots)
This pair of Strohschuhe is an extremely rare uniform part. This straw boots were made in concentration camps, typically in Poland, and were produced for soldiers to wear on guard duty in the high mountain areas in the winter time. The boots are extremely large measuring about 19 inches in length and about 10 inches high. The straw is all tightly woven and at the bottom the straw is covered with pitch to resist the winter snow. This particular pair of boots were brought back by an army veteran from Berchtesgaten and is validated by the fact that the boots are accompanied by the veteran’s letter written on stationary from the Deutscher Hof hotel where he tells his wife that he is sending the boots home. Since they come from Berchtesgaten it would be a fact that the straw boots were worn by SS troops as only the SS acted as guards at Berchtesgaten being the mountain home of Adolf Hitler. This is a great opportunity for the collector out there that may be building a mannequin dressed in winter garb. These straw boots were also used in Russia and any of the areas where there were mountains and lots of snow. This is the first time I have had the opportunity to offer a pair of these boots.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,895.00
UNIFORMS #32226 Army Shooting Lanyard
This Army Shooting Lanyard has the traditional aluminum bullion pigtail make up with a loop on one end and on the other end next to the loop is the second set of insignia consisting of a Wehrmacht style eagle positioned over a wreath containing crossed swords on a crest. The reverse of this insignia is covered with a gray cloth. There are no acorns on this lanyard.
Excellent Plus. $175.00
UNIFORMS #23324 Army Adjutant's Dress Aigulette
This set of aluminum cords was for wear by the adjutant (assistant) to another officer. These cords are made of weaved bullion and are in totally perfect condition. They are all set to mount on your tunic or would make for a great display.
Near Mint. $175.00
UNIFORMS #31463 Shooting Lanyard Insignia
UNIFORMS #33653 German Dog Tag
UNIFORMS #33982 English Leather Flying Mittens
This set of flying mittens has very fine soft leather outside with a fleece lined inside. One of the gloves has a small separation where the thread has given out, but should be a very easy repair. There are leather straps with snaps that are adjustable to tighten the mittens. The inside of one mitten has a diamond shaped manufacturer’s tag with a wreath inside having the number, “10”. Atop the number is an English looking crown thus we think that these were issued to English flyers but we are not sure. They are definitely World War II, as they came with some other veteran items.
Excellent Plus $100.00
UNIFORMS #33881C Artillery Hauptmann Service Tunic
This Hauptmann rank Service Tunic is in excellent condition throughout. There are really no holes in the tunic, but there are a couple of pulled areas down near the right pocket. This is a four-pocket type tunic with flaps. The tunic has six buttons on the flap. They are the pebbled aluminum style, and they match the bottoms applied to the pocket flaps as well as the sewn-in shoulder boards. The boards have the silver Officer cord and there are two pips pushed into each one, indicative of the Hauptmann rank. The boards have a red underlay signifying Artillery. There is also red cord decoration to the collar tabs. There is one set of loops on the left pocket. The breast eagle is an officer-quality example. This eagle looks as though it may have been a replacement. Many times the original eagles were torn off by returning servicemen or by the original owners themselves, and it is not unusual to see a replacement eagle. This bird has good bullion, which is a little bit loose on the head and breast area, but is still good throughout the wings, wreath, swastika and talons. The tunic is lined with gray silk. There is a strap and snap clip sewn in for a dagger. The slit below the pocket flap is also there to accommodate a dagger hanging strap. There is no tailor label at the reverse collar area, but the tailors label is still intact within the inside breast pocket. The tailor is “August Schanz & Co.”, and the town below is “Burg b. Magdeburg”. Written into the lines below is the original owners rank and name, “LTN Harder” with a date of “27.3.44.” Beneath the name there is written, “HERZAN” with the number “4” below it. Obviously this officer was a Leutnant when the tunic was made for him, and he continued to wear it once he became a Captain. The only difference between a Leutnant rank and Hauptmann is the addition of the two pips to the shoulder board. A fine tunic here, which appears to be about a size 36.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,595.00
UNIFORMS #32771C Railway Official’s Tunic
This Railway Official’s Tunic is a rather rare item, or at least it is the first one that I have handled. It is quite beautiful, being a dark blue wool and very nicely made. The official that owned this tunic did not wear it very often, as it remains in full mint condition. The tunic is an open collar style with 4 button front and 4 flap pockets. The buttons are all a brass color with pebbled surfaces. The collar tabs are a black silk which have a woven winged Railway wheel at the top and a mobile swastika below. The weave is in a gold color thread. The sleeve patch worn on the left arm is a rounded shape with straight top. It features an open-winged Railway eagle which looks to the viewer’s left and clutches a mobile swastika within a wreath. It is woven with the same gold thread as the collar tabs. Below the eagle is the identification markings “RBD Saarbrücken”. In other words, this Railway official worked out of the city of Saarbrücken. RBD stands for “Reichbahndienst”. This tunic has a fine black silk lining and the sleeve are lined in a striped officer style silk. A beautiful tunic here which would probably accommodate a Railway officials dagger.
UNIFORMS #32537C Army Feldwebel Artillery Parade Dress Tunic
This Parade Dress Tunic has a great look about it. It is a small size as we often see with uniforms from this period. The tunic is a fine whipcord material and it is piped in red throughout, indicating the original wearer was a artillery branch NCO. The collar tabs have aluminum textured tress around them and the red tabs also have nice aluminum letze. The shoulder boards are the same, having find bullion truss and one pip in the center. The bullion breast eagle appears to be officer quality, having shiny and dull aluminum stitching highlighting the eagle with wreath and swastika. This tunic has a war merit cross ribbon as well as a Russian winner ribbon in the 2nd button hole. The collar has the metal brackets to keep it closed and there are 8 buttons to secure the flap. The buttons are all aluminum with pebbled surfaces. This tunic also has the parade dress sleeve decoration featuring the bullion truss along with red letze and pebbled buttons. The reverse also has the two buttons that retain the belt as well as the red trim slot. There are a couple of moth nips around the center reverse right sleeve and a little bit near the reverse right shoulder. There are also a couple of very small nips on the lower flap area. Overall, a fine tunic here and a great piece to put on a mannequin to show off with the rest of your collection. The original shirt collar is also still in position.
Excellent Plus. $1,195.00
UNIFORMS #32324C Imperial Large Bullion and Brocade Dress Belt
This massive dress belt I believe was worn with the formal Imperial Army uniform. The belt is a fine silver bullion being about 1 ¾-inches wide having twin gray stripes which run the length. The reverse of the belt is covered in a white cotton style material. Attached to the belt are a catch and buckle which appear to be silver plated. At each end of the belt there is a very large bullion style tassel. The cap of the tassel is over three inches wide and the silver bullion tassels are almost ten inches in length. A very impressive item here. The bullion belt shows some age and some wear but there are no frays or problems with it. This must have looked really great when an Imperial officer arrived at a formal reception or a parade dress occasion.
UNIFORMS #32004C Imperial Official’s Frock Coat
This beautiful frock coat is produced of a deep blue doe skin. The coat is about a three-quarter length. It is completely moth free and the high quality fabric is really stunning. The cut is a double breasted type with two rows of plain buttons. The lapels fold outward and they are a red fabric. The French cuff sleeves have white cord trim as does the collar. The shoulder boards are also white trim. These boards are a heavy silver bullion type with blue “V” weave color. They have two gold pips which I think makes the owner an Oberst. In between the pips there is a gilded insignia which has a Prussian crown with the Prussian eagle in a shield beneath. I am not sure what this insignia would indicate. The inside of the frock coat is lined with a fine black silk. The sleeves are lined with a white silk. There is a parade medal bar which features the Imperial Iron Cross, the Hindenburg medal and also a War Merit Cross without swords from the Third Reich time. Perhaps the person who wore this frock coat was an Imperial officer who also helped during the Third Reich time. A very beautiful frock coat here in exceptional condition.
Near Mint. $995.00(#AFF04/2012)
#32003C Spanish American War Tunic
This war tunic is produced form a heavy whipcord style canvas / cotton. It is in a light tan color which would indicate that it was designed for the tropics. The tunic is a four pocket style each pocket having a flap. There is a set of yellow shoulder boards which are held with clips and a brass button. The sewn loops are missing from the left side board. The buttons are all gilded brass and they feature a United States eagle with shield at his breast. These buttons are all the removal type so that the tunic could be washed. This tunic has no liner and does not appear to have ever had one. It is in still good condition and must be quite difficult to find.
Excellent. $300.00 (#AFF04/2012)
UNIFORMS #32005C Imperial Prussian Enlisted Man’s Parade Dress Tunic
This parade dress tunic is made of a fine blue wool which is completely free of mothing and still in first rate condition. The tunic is single breasted with eight brass buttons running down the front. The tunic is equipped with red shoulder boards having the division “126” in yellow sewn onto each board. The red collar is trimmed with fine gold lace as are the red French cuffs. The same trim also appears on the reverse. A fine conditioned tunic here.
Near Mint. $300.00(#AFF04/2012)
UNIFORMS #29833 Political Leader's Swallows Nest
These swallow’s nests are quite beautiful and appear to be for a Reich lover band musician. They feature a gold brocade material sewn to a red velvet base. The gold brocade fabric has mobile swastikas embossed every half an inch or so. I counted them, and there are actually 69 swastikas inlaid into this gold fabric! The lower part of the swallow nest has a gold fringe which hangs down. The reverse of the nest has 5 metal hook-like brackets which are black painted and would be used to hook into loops installed on the shoulder area of the musician’s tunic. The canvas backing is a brown color and there is also an original paper RZM tag in place. This RZM tag is a blue printed color having the rubber-stamped number “21” at the top lines. On the bottom lines is the run number “037691”. A very fine set of swallow’s nests here which would really display beautifully, or they could also be put onto a political leader’s tunic should you be lucky enough to have a musician’s example with these missing.
UNIFORMS #29257 Municipal Police Tunic with Britches
This complete uniform was purchased by me directly from the family whose father brought it home. The tunic is in outstanding condition showing only minimal usage and virtually no problems at all. It is the lighter weight cotton fabric that would have been worn during the summertime. The britches are the standard heavy green wool type. The uniform has eight aluminum pebbled buttons which go down the front. It is a four pocket type with flap style pockets. The collar and cuffs are a brown color contrasting nicely with the green of the cotton fabric. The collar and cuffs are piped in red and there is also red cord which runs completely along the tunic flap as well as along the collar. This policeman was the rank of Hauptmann as the officer’s boards are the lieutenant type having two pips applied to each. These slip-on boards have dark brown color material in the center and the borders are aluminum bullion with “V” style weave decoration accenting them. The collar tabs are aluminum bullion having red background and they are also bordered with aluminum cord. The left sleeve of the uniform has a red police patch which is sewn to it. It features the oval wreath of oak leaves with a superimposed open-winged police eagle clutching a wreath with black swastika. This police sleeve patch appears to have been hand sewn to the uniform. The reverse of the uniform also has the four buttons with flap and the slots are piped in red. As mentioned above, the britches are the standard heavy material type and they are the style which are tailored in the riding style and tuck into boots at the bottom. This is an outstanding police outfit here ready to be installed on your mannequin.
Near Mint. $1795.00
UNIFORMS #26995AF National Shooting Association Tunic and Hat
This tunic and hat are both a lighter shade of green used by the National Shooting Association. Both pieces are of fine wool fabric. The tunic has an open lapel which has a darker green color at the reverse portion of the lapel. The tunic has 3 buttons which are the brass type. These brass buttons depict a target with crossed rifles. One of the buttons appears to be a replacement and is more of a plastic material showing the same depiction. The tunic has two flat side pockets and at the reverse it has a dress belt which is attached at the reverse part with a button. This belt matches the color of the wool tunic and is trimmed in a darker green border. There are shoulder boards on the tunic which have a dark green base and the upper portion is an aluminum blade. The blade would be the equivalent of a Major if this were a military tunic, which it is not. Connected to the tunic at the left arm is a shield style insignia which has the engraving of the Hunting Association on the surface. Engraved is a stags head with a swastika between the antlers and the initials DJ on either side of the stags head. The opposite sleeve has a woolen style red swastika flag. The flag is trimmed in black and has an off-white field with mobile style black center swastika. This insignia is of three-piece configuration. Attached to the right upper lapel collar is a beautiful silver stag with engraved swastika on his neck area. Above the stag is a feather and what appears to be a small sprig, similar to what would be worn on a hunting hat. Below this is a shooting medal and there is also a shooting medal on the opposite lapel. Attached underneath the lapel and to an area on the breast is a chain consisting of several shooting awards. These awards all date from the Nazi period, being from 1934-39 and are for target shooting. This tunic also has a sleeve insignia sewn to it which states that the owner was a meisterschütze which, of course, means master marksman. This insignia has a slightly lighter green color background with white border. The inside of this tunic is lined with a green silk and in the sleeves is a white silk with green trim lines. I do not see any moth holes or problems with this tunic. Accompanying the shooting tunic is a shooters hat. The hat is the same green woolen color, being just slightly brighter than the tunic. There is a set of chin cords which alternate white and green thread. The slides on the chin cords are of a white woven fabric. The brim is a black celluloid type. The inside of the cap shows some wear and some slight shredding around the outer edges. The hat is marked die/flotte/mütze. The hat is lined with silk. At the obverse of the hat is a shooters insignia which consists of a black enameled swastika in the center which is positioned over a pair of target rifles. Atop the swastika is a hunters hat. Positioned above this insignia is an additional target style medallion. This is a great rigging, which would be perfect for displaying a fine Shooting Association cutlass. Outfits of this nature are quite rarely ever seen.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $2,995.00
UNIFORMS #26532AF Unknown, Possibly German Army Gaiters
I am reallynot sure what these items are, but there a pair of them. Theyare a green canvas material and look to have been strapped aroundthe legs or arms. There is a black leather border at the top edge and there are two short straps with two matching leather and buckle hasps on the opposite end. These items measure about 14 inches in length. They are both stamped with an RB number which looks like RB Nr. 0/0500/5793. I could be wrong on this number, however. Whatever these items are, they are in excellent condition and do not appear to have been issued.