UNIFORMS #39885C SS Scarf/Neckerchief
It is triangular in shape, much in the manner of a normal neckerchief. It measures 44 inches across the longest edge and 33 inches high.
The original RZM tag is stitched on the reverse edge of the scarf. It reads “Halstuch” which I believe does mean “scarf” or “neckerchief” in German. The tag is marked with SS runes and an RZM circle, as well as being rubber stamped “463”. There is also a run number of “710904”.
This is a rare, original item here. If you are doing up an SS Officer’s uniform this piece will add a nice touch to the ensemble!
Near Mint. $395.00
UNIFORMS #39604C Model 1934 Dress Lanyard
A very fine item here to dress up your officer’s tunic.
Near Mint. $295.00
UNIFORMS #39170 Army Shooting Lanyard
The upper portion of the lanyard has the 2nd Style insignia, featuring a Wehrmacht eagle, swastika, and a pair of crossed swords.
This lanyard shows mild wear but remains in good condition.
UNIFORMS #39382 Naval Officer’s Reef Jacket
The jacket is double-breasted, with a single pocket at the top and two flap pockets, one on each side.
There are a total of ten gilded, anchor-style buttons on this jacket. It is equipped with an officer’s bullion Naval Eagle. This insignia is in beautiful condition and has toned nicely. On each sleeves are medical caduceus emblems, also in gold bullion. The two gold bullion strips on the sleeves indicate a line officer. This man was a doctor with the rank of Oberleutnant zur See. I understand that it is possible the bullion eagle and doctor’s insignia were reapplied after the war. Often this is the case with German uniforms as often the insignia was taken off during surrender. In any even the insignia are all correct and perfectly applied.
The interior of the jacket is in choice condition, lined in black silk. It has a marking which looks to be “RAW / 15 / 9 / 39”. There are no other markings inside the jacket.
A very beautiful jacket here, and something may of us would be proud to display. This tunic would look terrific with a set of a nice Naval dagger and hangers.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $1,395.00
UNIFORMS #38711C Waffen-SS M-44 Tunic
The tunic is a five-button type with flaps over the two front breast pockets. The buttons are field green painted and are pebble-finished, being marked, "A & S" on the reverse. The shoulders have the button and cloth tab for insertion of slip-on boards, but there are no boards. The left sleeve has the SS NCO eagle, having black cloth background with gray woven details to the SS eagle and swastika. There is no mothing on this tunic and it appears to be in completely perfect condition.
The inside breast area is lined with a gray cotton which is also used to form the two inside pockets. There is a cloth strap attached to both of the inside arm inserts having woven holes for possible attachment of devices. I don't see any markings on the inside fabric.
An outstanding Waffen-SS Tunic here.
Near Mint. $2,500.00
UNIFORMS #38777C Army Shooting Lanyard
The braid is equipped with a single acorn. There is a 2nd Style insignia attached to this lanyard, consisting of an oval wreath of oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle and crossed swords set on a shield.
A good lanyard here. It shows some period wear but remains in collectible condition.
UNIFORMS #38776C Luftwaffe Shooting Lanyard
The lanyard has an aluminum ball slide at both ends, and two loops. At the top of on end there is a Luftwaffe eagle insignia with a gray wool backing.
A nice looking example here.
Excellent Plus. $150.00
UNIFORMS #38604C Army 11th Grade Shooting Lanyard
It is constructed in the usual braided aluminum pigtail style. The slides that are on each end of the braid are in gold and there are also gold braided acorns attached.
The insignia is also in gold, being the 2nd style. It depicts an oval wreath of oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika at the top. Below this are crossed swords resting on a shield. The reverse of the insignia has a fine gray backing.
If you are collecting lanyards I would imagine this particular piece would have much appeal.
Excellent Plus. $350.00
UNIFORMS #38605C Army Shooting Lanyard with Three Acorns
At the upper portion is a 2nd style insignia. It depicts an oval wreath of oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika at the top. Below this are crossed swords resting on a shield.
The lanyard is complete with two slides. At the lower portion three bullion acorns are attached.
A fine lanyard here of a type that is somewhat difficult to acquire.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $195.00
UNIFORMS #38606C Army Shooting Lanyard with Two Acorns
At the upper portion is a 2nd style insignia. It depicts an oval wreath of oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika at the top. Below this are crossed swords superimposed on a shield. The reverse of the insignia is covered in what looks to be green wool.
The lanyard is complete with two slides. At the lower portion two bullion acorns are attached.
A nice example here.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $165.00
UNIFORMS #38021 Officer's Cap Cords
The woven ball accents on this cord are in exceptional condition, with all of the intricate woven detailing intact.
This set is ready to finish off your peaked cap, and will do so in style.
UNIFORMS #37943C Pair of German Gaiters
This pair is sturdily constructed of a heavy green canvas, with two straps on one edge and buckles and hasps on the other. There is a leather liner at the tops for further insulation and protection, important if you had to spend days at a time in deep snow, mud, or heaven knows what else.
These period gaiters are in very choice condition throughout. They are marked “1944”.
UNIFORMS #37913A Army Panzer Shooting Lanyard
This Shooting Lanyard is extremely rare; this is the first example of the type I've seen. It features a loop at the top with a slide below. There is a zinc open insignia similar to a Panzer badge attached. It depicts a Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika in a oval oak leaf wreath. In the center of the insignia we see a tank. The backing to this insignia is a field green wool.
The lanyard itself is of pigtail bullion, with a loop and slide at the bottom.
A great item here to display with a choice Panzer uniform.
UNIFORMS #37911A Army Shooting Lanyard with Acorn
The rest of the lanyard is of braided bullion. At the end is an additional loop and slide, as well as a single award acorn.
UNIFORMS #37912A Army Artillery Shooting Lanyard
This Army Artillery Shooting Lanyard has a loop at the top and a slide below. The attached insignia is the later style, having an open wreath of oak leaves with a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. In the center is a shield with crossed swords.
The lanyard body is constructed of braided bullion. At the very bottom is an additional loop and slide, and an attached metal artillery shell.
A very fine example here.
UNIFORMS #37915A Luftwaffe Shooting Lanyard
This Luftwaffe Shooting Lanyard has a loop at the top and a slide below. The attached insignia consists of a oval wreath of oak leaves with a Luftwaffe eagle and swastika in the center. This insignia has a dark blue wool backing.
The lanyard body is constructed of a skein of blue and aluminum bullion. At the end is an additional slide and loop.
UNIFORMS #37916A Luftwaffe Shooting Lanyard with Award Acorn
This Luftwaffe Shooting Lanyard has a loop at the top and a slide below. The attached insignia consists of a oval wreath of oak leaves with a Luftwaffe eagle and swastika in the center. This insignia has a gray wool backing.
The lanyard body is constructed of a skein of blue and aluminum bullion. At the end is an additional slide and loop, as well as an attached award acorn.
UNIFORMS #37697C SS Officer's Boots
This pair of SS Officer's Boots is in tip-top condition throughout. They appear to be about a size 10 or 11. The leather is in outstanding condition, showing little in the way of age. The soles and heels of these boots are in fine shape, showing traces of normal wear. The metal heel and toe plates are still affixed to the sole.
Stamped into the sole leather next to the heel is “RZM L2/441/37” followed by a set of SS runes contained with a circle. An identical series of stampings appear on the inside of the boots at the reverse seam. A pair or drawstrings are still present on the interior of these boots.
If you are building an expensive SS Officer's Uniform for display these boots would be absolutely perfect to complete you assemblage. A great offering here for the right collector.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $5,995.00
UNIFORMS #33995C Japanese Red Cross Tunic
The tunic has five buttons that run down the front. There are two flap-style pockets at the top, with buttons. At the bottom is another set of flap-style pockets, but without buttons.
The collars have tabs affixed to the them; red in color, and with three gold stars. I believe they denote a rank of Jotohei (Senior Soldier) which would be roughly analogous to a Private 1st Class.
There is an original Japanese Red Cross Armband attached to the left sleeve. The armband is of a soft white material, with a sewn Red Cross in the center area. This armband is also in perfect condition.
Looking inside of the tunic we see, on the left side, a series of stampings in Japanese. While I don't pretend to understand Japanese, one could probably surmise these stampings are information pertaining to the wearer, or perhaps the tunic itself. The tunic is lined with a fairly stiff white cotton.
A really nice tunic here, if Japanese artifacts are your bailiwick.
Excellent Plus. $295.00
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 #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 to us with an large collection of other authentic 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 Official's Dagger.
UNIFORMS #32324C Imperial Large Bullion and Brocade Dress Belt
I believe this massive dress belt was worn with the formal Imperial Army uniform. The belt is a fine silver bullion being about 1¾ 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 #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. $1,795.00