UNIFORMS #45354C RAD Sport Shirt & Shorts
The tank top style sport short is constructed from white cotton. It has taken on an almost ecru color with age, with some stains and soiling but this is entirely in keeping with an athletic shirt. The edges are a bit pulled and there is a small hole on the right breast but it is otherwise in decent condition. On the chest of the shirt of a large, separately applied RAD patch which retains its fine red coloring. The lower interior hem has a whipstitched label which reads, "Arbeitsm... Cerenick Johann Batl Abt 4/362".
The shorts are constructed of a fine brown cotton. The cut is quite high on the hip and they are somewhat wide, with a thin, sewn-in drawstring that ties on the right hip. They are in very good shape, with no flaws beyond a 2 inch tear directly below the drawstring on the hip, which looks to have a period attempt at repair. They too have the same fine RAD insignia, stitched to the right front. This patch also retains the rich red color.
A first rate RAD sporting set here, and quite rarely seen these days.
UNIFORMS #45395C Named Administrative General's Tunic and Breeches
This uniform is the very rarely-seen administrative general variety, the main difference from a standard type, being the green background on the general's "Lanschstikerei" collar tabs. The uniform is a fairly good size, fitting me perfectly in the shoulders and cuff length, but lots of room in the stomach area. I guess this might be normal for a "desk guy", maybe enjoying the wonderful German Bratwurst and Sausage cuisine just a little too much. The uniform is in outstanding condition, having no mothing or any flaws that I can see. The tunic is a fine green wool whipcord fabric being a six-button front example having flap pockets at the upper left and right and also at the lower left and right areas. The buttons are the general's gold color with pebbled surfaces. The fifth button at the front has come off, but the missing button is in the inside pocket. We'll leave it to the next owner to see what he can do with a needle and thread. There is also a small brown button sewn between the two top buttons, which I think would have been used for an aiguillette. There are also gold buttons on the shoulder boards and two buttons on the rear flap. The dark green wool collar sports the administrative general's collar tabs. They have a green wool backing and sport gold bullion "Lanschstikerei" symbols. The gild has faded slightly on the tabs to a darker patina. The shoulder boards are the sewn-in variety with red surrounding cord and green wool bottoms. The tops are composed of large gold bullion and aluminum cords woven together with a applied silvered symbol which looks to be "HV" on the center of each board. The breast eagle is a most beautiful gold bullion example which appears to be hand-woven and having a brighter gild to the wreath and swastika than the wings of the eagle - nice touch!. The eagle is sewn to a dark green wool background. The tunic has loops for a medal bar at the upper area that is about 5 inches in length. On the pocket below, and also under the pocket, are loops for a total 5 medals.
The inside of the tunic is green silk-lined. being in perfect condition. There is a tailor cloth label of "Lutz & Leusmann / Müncheon" on the inside collar. The lining includes an adjustment belt and buckle. There is also a tailored slit in the uniform behind the left pocket flap for purposes of suspending a dagger. There is an inside pocket on both sides of the inner tunic and also a watch pocket at the lower area. The left upper pocket has a label inside with the tailor's name. Below the tailor name is inked the number, "54193" and the date, "8. 10. 40". The second line is inked with the owner's name, "Herr Ministeriat Sirigent Dr Zeidelnack".
The britches are also in perfect condition. They are of fine gray wool material. They are the riding-style, thinning at the bottom and equipped with a zipper in each leg for insert into the wearer's boots. Each leg is covered with suede on the inner areas. The britches are equipped with the choice dual red, 1 1/2 inch red stripes with a small red stripe in the center. There is an adjustment belt and belt on the rear outside of the britches. There are two side pockets and two rear pockets with flaps. There is also a small watch pocket. All of the buttons for the suspenders and fly are present.
We found Dr. Zeidelnack listed in the 1939 Officer rank list, where at the time, he was with the Amtsgruppe für Industrille Rüstung.and specifically head of Betriebswirtschaftliche Abteilung. This amt was abbreviated as "Wa J Rü". I believe this organization was part of the Army Weapons Office. Assumedly Zeidelnack had much to do with coordinating war weapons and materials with the various manufactures, but all of this can be checked out by the next owner of this outfit. I am sure there will be much to learn, concerning this high administrative general's career.
This is an outstanding, 100% original, complete uniform in extremely choice condition. It looks really remarkable once it is displayed on a manikin. It would make a superb addition to any collection, with this desk general looking over the welfare of the owner's artifacts.
Mint Minus. $10,995.00
UNIFORMS #45496C General De Infanterie Parade Dress (WAFFENROCK) with General Officer Trousers
If you are looking for one of the most beautiful general officer's outfits you will ever see, this complete Waffenrocke uniform is a real head-turner. First off, it has no mothing or flaws anywhere, and as far as I can see it remains in a mint state. We often see these parade dress outfits in really good condition, as they were only worn for full dress occasions, and for the most part, were not worn after the war began. The tunic is a very fine military green-colored woven wool whipcord. All buttons are present and the retaining thread is sound. The tunic is equipped with a total of 20 gold buttons, having 8 at the red-piped tunic obverse, 1 on each of the shoulder boards, 2 on each of the cuffs and 6 on the reverse flap. The collar is a darker green wool, piped in red. The collar tabs are a red backing and are decorated with fantastic bullion designs which are called "Larischstikerei". The bullion general officer designs are highly raised-out and are extremely impressive. The tabs are machine sewn to the collar. The sewn-in shoulder boards are also extremely impressive, having a red wool base. The upper boards present elaborate woven silver and gold cords. The boards each have two silver pips. Since there is no branch designated on general officer Waffenrocks, I am assuming the original wearer was a General de Infanterie, but he also could have been Panzer, Artillierie or other. The cuff patches are basically vertical adaptations of the collar tabs, being red wool base cloth with smaller "Lanschstikerei". There are two patches with gold buttons on each cuff. The well-designed reverse flap is also red-piped with its unique shape and six buttons. The breast eagle is woven of a very fine gold bullion thread over dark green wool backing. The workmanship is quite delicate with brighter threads used to highlight portions of the bird's features and swastika. Attached to the third front button hole is a Second Class Spange mounted on an Imperial black and white ribbon. There are loops for a ribbon bar that extend for about 7 inches - probably would have carried a bar with 6 or 7 medals. There are also loops for four medals on the left tunic breast and loops for a single medal on the right breast.
The tunic is not named, but does have the tailor's label at the inside collar being a blue cloth with gold lettering, "M Goebel / München". The liner is a light green-color silk with a single inside pocket. The liner remains in perfect condition.
The accompanying trousers are in the same brilliant condition as the tunic They are of the same wool whipcord fabric, being a gray color. The bottoms of the trousers are equipped with button-held straps that would have been positioned beneath the heel of the shoes to keep the trouser legs in place. The trousers are piped in red stripes. The piping consists of two stripes being 1 1/4 inches wide and a thin red center stripe. The trousers are equipped with standard two side pockets and two back pockets with button-held flaps. All suspender and fly buttons are present.
A remarkable, 100% original outfit here. The uniform looks amazing on a manikin. It is of average size probably worn by a 150 pound man. Absolutely the best of the best!
UNIFORMS #45497C Medical Hauptmann Medical Parade Dress (Waffenrock) Tunic
This attractive tunic remains in pristine condition throughout, with no flaws. It is constructed with fine green hipcord wool, with has nine buttons on the front. The buttons are all pebbled aluminum and all appear to have sound sewing to the thread.
The opening is piped with the blue, designating the Medical branch. The dark green color collar is also blue-piped, as are the collar tabs and the shoulder boards. The collar tabs are of highest quality with brilliant litzen. The sewn-in shoulder boards have green bottoms with fine bullion cords being button-held. There are two gold pips for Hauptmann rank and centered between the pips is the gold snake-around-staff caduceus medical symbol. Each cuff has two cuff patches which are piped in blue and feature fine Litzen, each with a matching pebbled silver button at the upper area. The fancy reverse flap is also piped in blue and has four pebbled aluminum buttons.
The officer's breast eagle is produced of fine bullion thread having brighter areas that highlight the bird's wing features as well as the wreath around the swastika. The upper left breast area as two loops for a small medal bar. At the lower area there is a tailored round hole that appears to be meant for the wear of a screw-back style Iron Cross.
The inside tunic is lined with a light color green silk. There is one inside pocket. Sewn to the pocket is a tailor's black cloth label. In white lettering is the tailor name, "Melchior / Kassel", along with a rather fancy logo. The tunic is not named inside. The liner also contains the matching silk-covered inner adjustment belt. The inner sleeves are a fine white silk.
A very beautiful medical Waffenrock ready to go on your manikin. It looks like it was made yesterday! Perfect throughout!
UNIFORMS #45314C Army Reserve Hauptmann of Mechanized Troops Tunic Breeches Medals Brocade Belt and Aguilette
The uniform is made is a good field gray whipcord material. It shows only the most minor of wear with one tiny tear on the lower right pocket.
The uniform has an excellent officer's bullion breast eagle. The collar tabs are the style which would have been worn with mechanized troops. They are in good shape with some usage to the litzen but still in good order. The shoulder boards are the sewn in type having gray underlay with aluminum cord over the top covering with two brass pips and the number "12".
The tunic is equipped with its original medals according to the consignor. The medal bar is a six ribbon type with the medals all attached. They appear to be a Imperial Iron Cross, a War merit Cross with Swords, a Bavarian Leopold Cross, a Hindenburg Medal, a 25 year imperial style cross with blue enamel which I am not sure of its pedigree, and also a Police Service Cross. All of the ribbons are intact and in excellent condition.
Worn on the pocket below is a Iron Cross 1st Class having good blackening and crisp serrations. There is some wear to the surfaces of the center swastika but the rest of the color is intact. Also worn below the Iron Cross is an Infantry Assault Badge which appears to be a bronze example which seem appropriate with a motorized troop officer.
Additionally there is a fine aluminum officer's aguilette as well as an Iron Cross ribbon in the button hole.
Accompanying the uniform are the original breeches. They are in perfect condition being the same material as the uniform and having a green cord stripe that runs the length. Neither the tunic or the trousers are marked inside.
A really excellent outfit here.
Near Mint. $2,195.00
UNIFORMS #45311C Army Marksman's Lanyard with Three Acorns
This lanyard is in very choice condition being completely newlike. It has the usual pigtail tied bullion cord and at the upper portion is the second style insignia featuring a half open winged Wehrmacht eagle with swastika positioned over a pair of crossed swords on a shield and oak leaves surrounding it.
At the bottom of this lanyard there are three acorns which was quite rare and obviously this man was quite a good shot. This lanyard is a grade 8.
Very nice perfect example.
NIFORMS #45312C Luftwaffe Artillery Marksman's Lanyard with Three Artillery Shells
This Luftwaffe lanyard is in pristine perfect condition and is quite rarely seen. It has the usual gray and bullion pigtail like cord at at the top it features a wreath surrounding a Luftwaffe eagle flying to the right clutching a swastika.
At the bottom of the lanyard are three metal artillery shells. Obviously the winner of this lanyard was a great flak marksman.
A great display item here with a Luftwaffe dagger.
UNIFORMS #45313C Luftwaffe Marksman's Lanyard
At the top of the lanyard is a wreath enclosing an open winged Luftwaffe eagle flying to the viewer's right clutching a mobile swastika. The reverse of the insignia has a gray wool backing.
A very nice grade 1 lanyard here.
UNIFORMS #45309C Army Marksman's Lanyard
It features the bullion pigtail type cord and at the top is the first style insignia consisting of a shield which features a raised out Wehrmacht eagle clutching a swastika. On the reverse of the insignia there is field gray wool backing.
This insignia would make a nice display with an army dagger.
Near Mint. $150.00
UNIFORMS #45308C Army Artillery Marksman's Lanyard with Three Artillery Shells
This lanyard is in fine condition throughout having the usual bullion pigtail type cord. At the upper area is a the second style insignia consisting of an oval wreath with Wehrmacht style eagle clutching a swastika positioned over a shield with a crossed pair of swords. The reverse has army gray wool backing.
At the opposite end of this lanyard there are three metal artillery shells. Obviously this participant had a fine eye for artillery.
This is a grade 8 lanyard.
UNIFORMS #45310C Army Marksman's Lanyard
At the upper portion of the lanyard is the second style insignia consisting of an oval wreath having a Wehrmacht eagle with swastika at the top positioned over a shield with crossed swords. The reverse of the insignia is lined with field gray wool backing.
A very nice example here in pristine condition.
UNIFORMS #45099C Army Shooting Lanyard
The upper portion of the lanyard has the insignia, featuring a Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. The detailing on this insignia remains very crisp throughout.
This lanyard shows no wear of any kind, and is complete with two very fine acorns.
A choice Army Shooting Lanyard here.
UNIFORMS #32773C Army Artillery Lieutenant's Tunic
The shoulder boards are in perfect condition and they are the sewn in variety. They have the gray cord at the top and bottoms are of red material indicating artillery. The collar tabs also have the litzen presenting red cord in the center.
The officer's breast eagle is a very very fine example made of aluminum bullion and having brighter aluminum at the beginning area of the wings to give highlights to the bird. The talons swastika and wreath are also in a brighter bullion color. The bird has a dark green backing.
There is a little bit of surface wear on the opening flap of the uniform but that is the only flaw that I see. There is no mothing anywhere. The pockets are all with flaps and have pebbled buttons which are also a field gray color. The buttons which retain the shoulder boards are a aluminum pebbled type and they are slightly smaller than the tunic buttons.
I notice also there is a little wear on the inner collar area area but it is not bad. The inside of the tunic is all lined with a dark gray silk and there are two inside pockets.
Overall a very nice tunic here which is priced to sell.
Excellent Plus. $1,200
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. $1,295.00
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 #44525C U-Boat / Naval Foul Weather Outfit
This foul weather outfit is extremely heavy, consisting of a large top coat and slack to match. I understand that these outfits are made of buffalo leather. The leather is in nice condition throughout, being a light gray color.
The coat is a double breasted example having four naval buttons on each side of the lapels. The buttons are complete with a raised anchor motif. There is also a top button to close the collar if desired. The coat has slit pockets at the upper area and flap pockets on the lower area. The coat is completely lined in black wool. There are a couple of minor moth holes at the inner collar area but they are nothing.
The leather inside collar has a sewn label in black cloth which is printed in yellow "Hela Deutsche Wertarben". Beneath this sewn to the back wool area is a tailor's label being in gray cloth with red woven writing "Hettluge & Lampe". Beneath this is the word "Kiel" where apparently the outfit was made. Attached to the label is a size tag being "52". Other than a very minor tiny tear on the reverse of the coat it appears to be in perfect condition.
The accompanying leather trousers have a four button fly and there are buttons also for suspenders are well as other purposes where there are two buttons on each side of the waist area. At the reverse of the trousers is an adjustable matching leather belt with buckle. The trousers also have a cloth label inside which is a white color with blue fabric writing "Hela Kleiderfabrik / Keil". The size "52" is also on the bottom of this label. These trousers appear to be in perfect condition and exactly match the leather color of the coat.
A rarely seen foul weather set here that was used aboard naval ships as well as u-boats.
Excellent Plus. $1,695.00
UNIFORMS #44537C Late War Army NCO Artillery Panzer Wrap
The tunic is equipped with a panzer breast eagle having a black cloth background with white piped open winged army eagle looking to the viewer's right and clutching a wreath with swastika. The collar tabs black cloth with skulls on each one and they are piped in red. These tabs are machines sewn tot he collar.
The shoulder boards are the slip on type having a black base for panzer and piped with red cord and having a bullion tress running around the edge with one silvered pip. The buttons are a field gray pebbled color that hold down the shoulder boards.
There are two black buttons one over and one under the breast eagle that act to close the upper flap of the tunic. The regular flap is equipped with two buttons.
The tunic is not lined with the normal gray fabric we see on the earlier examples but rather has a typical late lining which is a green cloth. There is an inside pocket on the right side. This tunic has also ben shortened which is not unusual. Apparently there were very few artillery piped panzer tunics because there were a small number of tanks and mechanized half tracks that were used for artillery. They were able to advance with the attack and consequently this type of piping is rare.
A very fine original piece here in nice condition.
Excellent Plus. $6,495.00
UNIFORMS #44519C Political Leader's Breeches
They are a light brown color and made with a corduroy style material. The britches of course slack down to thin areas at the bottom where they tucked into the boot. They have the original string and so forth to affect this wearing manner.
The back of the breeches have a strap with an adjustable belt for tightening and there are also straps for the application of suspenders. They have a button up fly with two buttons present and one missing.
The inner waist area is lined with a white material having triple lines running throughout the design.
A good sound set of breeches here.
UNIFORMS #43839C Army Medical Leutnant's Tunic
The bullion breast eagle is of very fine quality and original to the tunic. The boards on the uniform have blue underlay signifying medical and on the upper portion they have aluminum bullion cord to which is affixed a medical gilt caduceus insignia. The collar is a fine dark green wool type and has medical litzen having bullion cord with blue centers.
There is also the original ribbon bar in place above the right pocket. The ribbon bar has the ribbons of an Iron Cross War, Merit Cross, a Hindenberg Cross, and an Army Long Service Cross.
The inside of the tunic is of a gray cotton material. The inside flap is marked with a lot of markings the top one being "BULAG" and below this is marked "8. J. R. 107 / II". In between are probably sizes and type which in succession are 39 41 64 90 59 and lastly M38. There is also a stamping on the center part of the lining which looks to be "193:. Unfortunately the tunic is not named nor is there a label.
The buttons on the tunic are all there and they are the pebbled type with a green coating.
A very fine tunic here and very desirable from the medical branch.
Near Mint. $1,295.00
UNIFORMS #43357C Imperial Dress Belt with Fringe
There is not buckle with this belt and I am not sure how they were originally fastened. At the bottom of the strap is an array of bullion fringe that measures about 9 inches long.
This piece comes with the original box. The box is intact except for one side of the lid and constructed of black cardboard with green speckles.
Quite a nice thing here if you have a dress Imperial uniform that needs a spectacular belt assembly.
UNIFORMS #28069 SS Bandsman's Drummer Corps Shoulder Swallows
These swallows are quite impressive and are in an unissued state. This pair of shoulder swallows is extremely beautiful, having crescent shape and being approximately 9 inches in length. There is 7/8 inch aluminum bullion tress, which is run in a striped manner, vertically.
At the bottom, in a curve, is a finish tress of the same width. The base material is black cotton, which acts as a field in the areas that are open between the tress.
The reverse of the swallow’s nest is covered in a black, silk-like material. There are five black steel hooks attached to the curved edge of the reverse and they, in turn, would have gone over loops on the wearer’s uniform shoulder. One of the swallow’s nesses has the original issue tag on it. It is an off-white paper with black printing. It has the letter “B” and “RZM” and the black SS runes. There is a rubber stamped number, “212” and the numbers on the bottom lines are “011464.”
These swallows ness are extremely impressive and would really go well displayed with some other SS music related memorabilia. This pair of swallows ness is identical to the example shown in the Angolia, “Cloth Insignia of the SS” book, on Page 174, upper.
A great opportunity here to own an SS item in mint condition and something that is really rare.
UNIFORMS #39604C Model 1934 Dress Lanyard
Remarkably this dress lanyard shows almost no wear and looks virtually new. Condition this good in a flexible item is rare and a welcome sight. The cord itself has a very tight braid, with no loose threads or pulls. The aluminum bullion that makes up the cord is free of any soiling or discoloration.
A very choice Dress Lanyard here, perfect to dress up your equally fine 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. The detailing on this insignia remains very crisp throughout.
This lanyard shows mild wear but remains in good condition.
A very nice looking and complete Army Shooting Lanyard here.
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 #38777C Army Shooting Lanyard
The braid is equipped with a single acorn, still firmly attached.
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 #38605C Army Shooting Lanyard with Three Acorns
The bullion weave itself is free of soiling or discoloration and remains tightly braided, and the loop is free of fraying or wear.
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 detailing on this insignia remains crisp throughout.
The lanyard is complete with two slides. At the lower portion all three of the original bullion acorns are attached, which is an added bonus as typically these acorns have fallen off over the years. These acorns are still firmly attached.
A fine Army Shooting Lanyard here, of a type that is somewhat difficult to acquire.
Excellent Plus, Plus. $195.00
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 Berchtesgaden 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 Berchtesgaden it would be a fact that the straw boots were worn by SS troops as only the SS acted as guards at Berchtesgaden 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 #32324C Imperial Large Bullion and Brocade Dress Belt
The reverse of the belt is covered in a white cotton style material that is largely free of soiling.
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.