Wharton Militaria
 3rdreichbadges_1957issues
GBI0001
GBI0001
1957 Paratroopers Combat Clasp, maker Assman, pin removed for sowing to tunic, this badge was basically the de-nazified version of the WW2 clasp which was never implemented. This clasp itself was only worn during the 1955-56 period and became obsolete when the formal 57 issue State awards were introduced. Some senior parachute officers continued to wear the clasp, photographs exist of the clasp being worn as late as 1960. A very rare clasp especially as an Assman piece.

GBI0002
GBI0002
1957 Kriegsmarine Combat Clasp in bronze, 1960s issue period, fine example and getting scarce.

GBI0003
GBI0003
1957 Kriegsmarine Combat Clasp in silver, 1960s issue period, this clasp is especially difficult to find these days, fine example.

GBI0004
GBI0004
1957 Horse Rider's badge, Steinhauer & Luck

GBI0005
GBI0005
1957 Horse Rider's badge, small circular badge

GBI0006
GBI0006
1957 8mm miniatures - various miniatures for use on ribbonbars and stickpins, prices vary from 18.00 each, all complete with pins and unused, email for further details

GBI0007
GBI0007
WW2 German Fallschirmjager paratrooper veterans pennant, a scarce table pennant for a veterans meeting, shows the divisional sign and the wartime paratrooper clasp, double sided, often the newly formed Bundeswehr paratroopers held veterans days with their veterans association, in the 50s and 60s the veterans were not that much older than the newly formed Fallschirmjager, many wartime veterans did join the early post war paratroopers. A very scarce collectable for the airborne collector, size approx 26.5 x 17 cm.

GBI0008
GBI0008
WW2 German U-Boat veterans pennant, a scarce table pennant for a veterans meeting, shows the wartime U-Boat badge with the Iron Cross in place of the wartime eagle and swastika, double sided, often the newly formed Bundesmarine held veterans days with their veterans association. A scarce item for the U-Boat collector, size approx 19 x 12.5 cm.

GBI0009
GBI0009
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Army Infantry Assault badge in silver

GBI0010
GBI0010
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Army/SS Close Combat Clasp in bronze

GBI0011
GBI0011
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Army/SS Close Combat Clasp in silver, within framed border and suspension loop for miniature medal-bar, scarce

GBI0012
GBI0012
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Kriegsmarine E-Boat badge

GBI0013
GBI0013
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Luftwaffe Retired Pilots badge, very nice detail and scarce

GBI0014
GBI0014
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Luftwaffe Observers badge, choice of 2, price each

GBI0015
GBI0015
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Luftwaffe Air-Gunner without lightening bolts, choice of 2, price each

GBI0016
GBI0016
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Luftwaffe Air-Gunner with lightening bolts

GBI0017
GBI0017
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Luftwaffe Clasp for Transport with 'hanger' denoting further flights

GBI0018
GBI0018
Stickpin 1957 16mm - Panzer Assault badge in bronze

GBI0019
GBI0019
Stickpin 1957 16mm - Wound badge in black

GBI0020
GBI0020
Stickpin 1957 16mm - Wound badge in silver

GBI0021
GBI0021
Stickpin 1957 16mm - German Sports Badge 'Deutsches Sportabzeichen' - Bronze and Gold in medalbar miniature format and Bronze and Silver in stickpins, all maker marked 'Steinhaur & Luck', price each 16.00

GBI0022
GBI0022
Stickpin 1957 16mm - DLRG in Bronze and Silver, maker marked, price each

GBI0023
GBI0023
Stickpin 1957 16mm - DLRG in Bronze, price each

GBI0024
GBI0024
Stickpin 1957 16mm - Army Efficiency and Service Award, price each

GBI0025
GBI0025
Stickpin 1957 16mm - War Merit Cross with Swords 1st class medal

GBI0026
GBI0026
Stickpin 1957 8mm - War Merit Cross with Swords 1st class medal

GBI0027
GBI0027
Medal Miniature - 16mm - War Merit Cross without Swords 1st class medal

GBI0028
GBI0028
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 7, Close Combat Clasp in Bronze, Iron Cross 1st & 2nd Class, Silver Wound Badge, Infantry Assault, War Merit with Swords and the Eastern Front Medal. A fine stickpin group of miniatures.

GBI0029
GBI0029
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 5, Close Combat Clasp in Bronze, Iron Cross 1st Class, Infantry Assault, War Merit with Swords and the Eastern Front Medal.

GBI0030
GBI0030
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 5, Iron Cross 1st Class, War Merit with Swords, 18 & 4 year long service and the War Merit Medal. Interesting group most likely to an administrative or logistics officer.

GBI0031
GBI0031
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 4, War Merit with Swords, Eastern Front, Black Wound Badge and Driver's Badge in bronze

GBI0032
GBI0032
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 4, War Merit with Swords, Eastern Front, Leftwaffe Flak Badge and Driver's Badge in bronze

GBI0033
GBI0033
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 3, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge and War Merit with Swords

GBI0034
GBI0034
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 3, Iron Cross 1st & 2nd Class and Black Wound Badge

GBI0035
GBI0035
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 3, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Black Wound Badge and Eastern Front Medal

GBI0036
GBI0036
Stickpin 1957 8mm - Group of 3, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Silver Wound Badge and Infantry Assault Badge

GBI0037
GBI0037
1957 Oakleaves with Swords mounted on a section of neck ribbon, most likely as a means of display rather than wear. Typical late 1960s piece, still retaining most finish. Nice set of oakleaves and swords.

GBI0038
GBI0038
1957 German Cross in Gold - Early heavy 57 issue, 4 rivit multipiece construction, excellent condition - difficult to obtain especially within its presentation box, nice example

GBI0039
GBI0039
1957 German Cross in Gold - Early 57 issue, light weight 4 domed rivit multipiece construction, broad pin which is maker stamped '1', excellent unmarked condition - difficult to obtain especially within its presentation box, stunning crisp example difficult to better.

GBI0042
GBI0042
1957 German Cross in Gold - Heavy 57 issue 4 rivits, excellent condition

GBI0042A
GBI0042A
1957 German Cross in Gold - Heavy 57 issue 4 rivits, excellent condition

GBI0043
GBI0043
1957 German Cross in Silver - Heavy 57 issue 4 rivits, excellent condition - difficult to obtain

GBI0044
GBI0044
1957 bar to the Iron Cross 1st class, nice scarce bar, pin-back

GBI0045
GBI0045
1957 bar to the Iron Cross 2nd class, nice scarce bar, prong back

GBI0046
GBI0046
1957 Iron Cross 1st Class - 60's construction - non magnetic core

GBI0047
GBI0047
1957 Wound Badge in black, excellent condition, tapered pin, nice example

GBI0048
GBI0048
1957 Infantry Assault Badge in silver, nice badge, early manufacture

GBI0048A
GBI0048A
1957 Infantry Assault Badge in silver, nice badge, early manufacture

GBI0049
GBI0049
1957 Panzer Assault Badge in silver, nice badge, early manufacture

GBI0050
GBI0050
1957 Panzer Assault Badge in silver, nice badge, early manufacture

GBI0051
GBI0051
1957 War Merit without Swords 1st Class - Excellent mid 60s, nice early quality, crisp detail

GBI0052
GBI0052
A lovely looking E-Boat Squadron badge, made of silver, approx 50mm long by 20mm in height, quite heavy, tested solid silver, not marked but appears to have a makers mark of 3 circles with a shield either side, the front of the E-Boat has a swastika in a wreath however I do not believe this to be a wartime badge, I suspect its a veteran item but I don't know for sure. That aside its a cracking badge that is very iconic, it is similar to the 2nd Pattern E-Boat badge, Something a little different and certainly worthy of more research. Beautiful badge that empathises the spirit of the E & S Boats.

GBI0053
GBI0053
1957 Molders Cuff Title, choice of 2

GBI0054
GBI0054
1957 Ribbon Bar - Group of 6, Iron Cross 1st & 2nd Class, Pilots Badge, Glider Pilot Badge, German Sports Badge (DSB) and German Life Saving Badge (DLRG), very nice bar with the Pilots and scarce Glider Pilot Badge

GBI0055

GBI0056
GBI0056
1957 Kuban battle shield in excellent condition, 3 pin version

GBI0057
GBI0057
1957 Lappland battle shield in excellent condition, 3 pin version

GBI0058
GBI0058
1957 Bundesluft commemorative cuff titles for former Luftwaffe squadrons, excellent condition, full length ~ these cuff titles are becoming scarce in general, price each

GBI0059
GBI0059
1957 Luftwaffe Close Combat Clasp in Gold, two piece construction, correct copper riverts, a scarce senior Luftwaffe award in excellent condition

GBI0060
GBI0060
1957 Panzer Assault badge ~ 25 Engagements, 2 piece construction, early 1960s manufacture, excellent example of this badge.

GBI0061
GBI0061
Panzer Regiment 27 Veteran's Honour Dish, made in pewter, approx diameter 4 inches (10 cm) and quite heavy, maker marked to the base, dish has the WW2 dates and regimental number along with the tank from the war time panzer assault badge, lovely item not often seen on the collectors market.

GBI0100
GBI0100
A very nice private purchase 1957 Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Two piece construction, non metalic, German silver plate on brass core with black enamel and silver leaf detail. These were early production medals for dress uniform wear, they are perfect in detail, hand enamelled and thicker than the authorised state issued 57 KC, hence their popularity at the time. For the avoidence of any doubt these KCs are not modern copies but proper period dress medals. A good varient KC for the 1957 and Iron Cross collector that does not come up often. This KC has not been worn, the silver finish is still bright on all detail. This example did not have its silver loop hence price though its retains its ribbon length. Scarce KC.

GBI0101
GBI0101
A very nice boxed private purchase 1957 Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Two piece construction, non metalic, German silver plate on brass core with black enamel and silver leaf detail. These were early production medals for dress uniform wear, they are perfect in detail, hand enamelled and thicker than the authorised state issued 57 KC, hence their popularity at the time. For the avoidence of any doubt these KCs are not modern copies but proper period dress medals. A good varient KC for the 1957 and Iron Cross collector that does not come up often. This KC has not been worn, the silver finish is still bright on all detail. This example still within its issue box complete with its ribbon length. Scarce KC.

GBI0102

GBI0103
GBI0103
A really lovely example of a 1957 issued Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords within its case of issue. The cross is as issued retaining all of its finish, most likely not worn as the post war servicemen began to favour the use of ribbon bars and dress miniatures rather than the full size awards. The cross is complete with its ribbon, which is clean. The case is near mint with minimal sign of handling. The inside of the case has a velvet like black base that the ribbon and cross rest on. A scarce award even as a 1957 issue.