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GE0001
GE0001
A scarce large enamel communication shield of the WW2 German NSDAP, with it's legend `Here speaks the NSDAP National Socialist German Arbeiterpartei` in absolutely excellent condition. Black enamel sign with red and white lettering on the panel, covers the offices of the NSDAP (SA, SS, NSKK, HJ, etc) as well as DAF, KDF and the NSA, all information related to those offices were published along with their business hours, plus any notification for releases of the NSDAP, NSV and the DAF-KDF publications, newspapers and leaflets. In excellent condition, a couple of slight bumps in the corners with signs of touching up of minor enamel chips, size 80 cm x 65 cm, very rare in this fine condition, rarely found Nazi enamel sign, very iconic and a good centre piece for a collection.
     £525.00
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GE0002
GE0002
A very scarce German SS Officers solid silver (tested) photograph frame, with small eagles to the left and right upper corners and lower centre bottom and an honour deathshead skull in the top centre middle, in absolutely excellent condition, appropriate patina to a frame of this age, the backing board still present, the frame sizes are 30.5 x 26.3 cms external, viewable 'glazed' area 27 x 22.6 cm with the silver frame border being about 18mm wide. Backing board has remains of the stand assembly, broken at some point in its history, could be a replacement though is contemporary, very typical of art deco frames of that period across Europe as a whole. There is a lot of silver in its construction. An extremely rare and desirable item for the SS Collector.
     £2,250.00
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GE0003
GE0003
A lovely German 1914 patriotic pocket watch case containing a Galonne pocket watch. Watch case has a see through front Perspex type clear front, though this has gone a little opaque over time. The back of the case has a 1914 Iron Cross under a large ‘1914’ with flying flags either side, below within a banner is ‘In Treue fest’. The inside has the remains of felt padding for the watch. The watch is Galonne Swiss made antique silver pocket watch, circ early 1900s to WW1 period. Watch is marked with the serial number 80336 (case). Dial is in nice condition with the hands apparently being gold, however some minor chips between the ‘7’ and ‘8’ positions. The case is ‘800’ marked solid silver along with the German authority mark for silver and a ‘DB’, the front face ring is rose gold, overall excellent condition with minimal wear. Watch diameter: Ø 48 mm Weight: 70 g / 2.47 oz. The watch is not currently running though I am tempted to take it to a jewellers, it may simply need a hundred years of muck cleaning out. A really nice veteran bring back.

GE0004
GE0004
A lovely carved oak wooden shield with the SS runes, shield height approx 7 inches by 6 inches wide, has the 'key' symbol on the lower back, a fine iconic SS item, such things rarely survive. An exceptional item.
     £325.00
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GE0005
GE0005
An almost unworn SS enlisted soldiers' belt and buckle, buckle retains almost all of its silver finish, nicely maker marked 155/43 along with the RZM and SS circular stamps. Belt is slightly dry though this does not detract, is marked 'L.G.M. and dated 1940, length marked as 110. A fine example for the descerning collector.

GE0006
GE0006
A Wehrmacht aluminium two piece construction belt buckle in unissued unword condition, crisp of detail and unmarked, fine example.

GE0007
GE0007
A Wehrmacht aluminium two piece construction belt buckle in unissued unword condition, crisp of detail and unmarked, fine example.

GE0007A
GE0007A
A Wehrmacht aluminium belt buckle in excellent condition, crisp of detail without any dents and minimal wear to the highlights, excellent example.

GE0008
GE0008
Wehrmacht Afrikakorps DAK canvas belt and steel buckle in excellent condition. The buckle has minimal wear retaining almost all of the green painted finish, some patina to the relief points otherwise a perfect example of a DAK buckle. Canvas belt is in good overall condition, some minor wear on the edges through time rather than actual use, the leather inner belt section is beginning to stiffen though this does not detract at all. A lovely Afrika Korps belt and buckle.
     £275.00
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GE0009
GE0009
Wehrmacht steel buckle, very nice dark patina, excellent steel buckle on a good belt.
     £155.00
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GE0010
GE0010
An early WW2 German Army Officer's belt & buckle. A stunning example that has been well looked after since the end of the war, absolutely excellent condition. An increasingly difficult belt to find in such condition, still retaining the metal belt size tab clip.
     £265.00
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GE0011
GE0011
Early SS Officers buckle, metal multi-piece construction, crisp detail, maker marked, buckle stamped M/103 plus has SS runes within diamond & 'RZM' in circle and in fine condition. Possibly not an early or private SS item as research also suggests it could also be a Justice Officer (German Belt Buckles 1919-45 , pg 64, item132 - Reid & Nauer, 1979)
     £155.00
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GE0012
GE0012
HJ zinc alloy buckle, darkened finish, in excellent unworn condition, a nice early heavy quality buckle, RZM issue marks M4/39 and numbered '2' within the back centre disc, this is a very fine example of this type of buckle.

GE0013
GE0013
HJ plated steel buckle, polished finish, in excellent condition, a couple of marks to the front otherwise a nice buckle, RZM issue marks M4/39

GE0014
GE0014
HJ alloy buckle, with some wear retaining good crisp detail to eagle and centre piece. Buckle is marked M4/38 RZM

GE0015
GE0015
HJ nickled steel buckle, with almost no wear retaining good crisp detail to eagle and centre piece. Buckle is marked Ges. Gesch. A&S RZM 17

GE0016
GE0016
HJ nickled steel buckle, with almost no wear retaining good crisp detail to eagle and centre piece. Buckle is marked 'A' Ges. Gesch. A&S

GE0017
GE0017
RAD belt and alloy belt buckle in very good condition. Buckle is marked and dated 1936. Belt is supple with obvious signs of wear, RAD issue marked though feint and sized '98'. A nice RAD issue belt and buckle that is becoming scarce.
     £165.00
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GE0018
GE0018
Police alloy buckle, good condition overall, however it has had some damage to the swastika in the past, possibly an attempt at de-nazification, as it appears that the swastika has been punched 'out' into a visually fuller position. Buckle maker marked GGL.

GE0019
GE0019
Red Cross steel buckle, some age wear on buckle though this does not detract

GE0020
GE0020
Red Cross steel buckle, in almost unissued condition, minor staining

GE0021
GE0021
Wehrmacht steel buckle in very good condition, buckle well used though minimal signs of wear to the frontage detail, eagle has wear to the chest detail, a very nice combat buckle. Belt in excellent supple condition, size marked '100', belt hook is maker marked 'OTO', a fine belt.

GE0022
GE0022
Wehrmacht steel buckle in very good condition, buckle retains some paintwork especially to the rear of the buckle, very minimal signs of wear to the frontage, a nice combat buckle. Belt in excellent supple condition, the inner tongue thread is becoming frayed otherwise a fine belt.

GE0023
GE0023
Wehrmacht steel buckle, some minor wear to front of buckle, the swastika has been carefully rubbed back (denazified) otherwise not a bad example. Buckle is stamped 'OTO1944'.

GE0024
GE0024
Wehrmacht 2 piece steel buckle, buckle retains some paintwork especially to the rear of the buckle, there is a dent to the front, though nothing that detracts.

GE0025
GE0025
Luftwaffe steel belt buckle and leather tab in excellent condition retaining good crisp detail to buckle frontage, lovely patina. Buckle is unmarked, leather tab is marked Bruder Schneider AG, Wien' and dated 1940. A very nice early Luftwaffe belt buckle and leather tab.
     £145.00
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GE0026
GE0026
Luftwaffe alloy belt buckle and leather tab in excellent condition retaining good detail to buckle frontage, lovely patina. Buckle is unmarked, leather tab is marked Jul. Krem, Ludenscheide' and dated 1939. A very nice early Luftwaffe belt buckle and leather tab.
     £135.00
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GE0027
GE0027
Luftwaffe belt and steel buckle in excellent condition retaining good crisp detail to buckle frontage. Buckle is unmarked. Belt is supple, maker marked 'Gebt.Mast, Dresden 1942'. The belt end has the signs of stitching, possibly an extension piece. A nice Luftwaffe issue belt and buckle.
     £175.00
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GE0028
GE0028
A scarce Kriegsmarine belt with the 'Guard Service' varient belt buckle in excellent condition, buckle is crisp of detail with minimal signs of wear, retaining 90% plus of the gilt finish. Maker marked 'CDT 42'. A very scarce belt buckle in this condition, especially retaining its original issue leather belt. Belt has the black outer and light brown inner face, belt is size marked '95' and maker marked 'Ct' - at the hook end belt is also numbered. Guard Service buckles are extremely rare as they were not on general issue being issued only to those men and senior NCOs undertaking Guard Service Duty. Additional image shows the catchment bar and position, sadly the bar has been lost from this buckle. A local veteran bring back.
     £375.00
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GE0029
GE0029
A between the wars Weimer Republic alloy belt buckle, buckle is crisp of detail with no wear at all, scarce slightly smaller 4 x 6 cm size, belt prongs have never been fitted, chances are it was never issued. A fairly scarce belt buckle in this condition, specimen example frontage. Local veteran bring back.

GE0030
GE0030
A between the wars Weimer Republic alloy belt buckle, buckle has a fair amount of wear to the front including a dent to the front centre, see picture, and is a little miss-shapen on leading edge. That aside, a fairly scarce belt buckle.

GE0031
GE0031
NSDAP / SA buckle in very good condition, buckle has signs of wear to the frontage. Belt in very good to supple condition, correct long inner tongue, a fine early belt and buckle.
     £175.00
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GE0032
GE0032
NSDAP / SA buckle in very good condition, buckle has almost no wear to the frontage, very crisp of detail. Belt in very good to supple condition, has seen a lot of wear, correct long inner tongue which has had some period repair, a fine early belt and buckle.
     £165.00
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GE0033
GE0033
A 'Continental Silenta' typewriter with the 'SS' key in excellent condition, works well though would benefit from a clean/service, looks nice, ideal for the SS collector or re-enactor/living history group. Space bar has a crack though this does not detract in any way from its function or looks. Scarce and sought after item of 3rd Reich Germany.
     £1,050.00
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GE0034
GE0034
A beautifully carved RAD commemorative plaque/plate for a battalion camp in 1939. Plate is a dark hardwood, possibly oak, 30cm diameter and nicely turned, centre has carved details 'Kampfen U Bauen Bauers Batl 4 1939' along with a star burst with upright sword and crossed pick and shovel and rolling/curved swastika in the centre point. Lovely piece of iconic commemorative art, a scarce item to survive the postwar years especially bearing in mind the shortages of fuel in the immediate period following the end of the war.
     £275.00
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GE0035
GE0035
WW1 Veteran's commerative stein, shaped as per an artillery round head. Metal top/cap as round fuse with an artillery field gun to top and imperial eagle sat on handle top mechanism. Shown to '1 Battr. 3 Garde Feld Art. Regt. Berlin. 1907-09'. Images show an artillery horse team pulling the gun and carrying troops on the limber, the soldiers at rest around a fire, the gun team laying-on and a yellow shoulder board shape with the red artillery exploding grenade motif. An excellent piece but has had some repairs which is reflected in the price. Complete and quite rare.

GE0036
GE0036
Veteran's commerative stein, possibly WW1 or between the wars. Metal top/cap with an artillery field gun to top. Shown to a field artillery regiment, the motif seems to suggest a '2' ~ the red divisional sign has a yellow grenade burst over the II numerals. An excellent piece in general though the military scenes transfer appears to have 'run' as the images are streaked, possibly a manufacturing fault though this does not detract from the overall visual aspect. Complete and undamaged other than the described streaked image. A nice beer stein.
     £120.00
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GE0037
GE0037
A nicely marked flare pistol holster dated 1940 in excellent condition, minimal signs of use and wear. Nicely waffenampt marked on the back, maker details and date on the inside of flap. A very nice holster that is increasingly difficult to find.

GE0038
GE0038
An excellent condition WW2 German issued military sniper scope made by SRB A STYS, Praha, scope is serial numbered and has a tube diameter of 26mm (approx 1 inch). Excellent overall condition with clear optics and aiming mark, see images, tube has a tiny ‘ding’ where it’s been caught by a sharp point, possibly an armourers tool during set-up. Complete with its original quick release mounts for the K98. Many such scopes were used by the German military in particular the SS. A clean sniper scope with excellent clear optics brought back by a serviceman.
     £375.00
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GE0039
GE0039
An excellent condition WW1 into WW2 German issued military sniper scope made by Dr W Gerard, Charlottenburg, scope is serial numbered and marked 'C' along with the DRGM stamp, has a tube diameter of 26mm (approx 1 inch). Excellent overall condition with clear optics and aiming mark, see images. Complete with its original quick release mounts for the K98. Many such scopes were used by the German military in both world wars and in particular the SS during WW2. A clean sniper scope with excellent clear optics brought back by a serviceman.
     £360.00
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GE0040
GE0040
Candlestick presentation once belonging to Generalmajor Haarse, beautiful table centre piece, inscribed dedication around base. An ex-Niemann sale, more details to follow.
     £425.00
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GE0041
GE0041
A packet of WW2 German gas mask replacement lens still within their original packaging, lens are dated 1944. A scarce surving consumable to complete any gas mask canister.

GE0042
GE0042
WW2 Kriegsmarine Cruiser Prinz Eugen commemorative ceramic plate, plate is undamaged with the minimal of wear on the edge gilt, plate is approx 30cm diameter, showing the ships forward profile, ships colours and the pre-war cap tally. A fine item to a noteable ship.

GE0043
GE0043
A WW2 U-Boat Veterans Association plaque from U9 in excellent condition. U9 was a type IIB boat commissioned in 1935 with its first Commander being Kptlt. Hans-Günther Looff. The U-Boat carried the Iron Cross of 1914 as its emblem in honour of its WW1 predecessor. The Iron Cross emblem of U-9 from WWII is in honor of Otto Weddigen's famous U-9 from WWI. In WW1 in the first major submarine victory in history, German U-Boat U9 commanded by Captain Lieutenant Otto Weddingen, destroys the three British Light Cruisers, Aboukir, Hogue, and Cressy in under 75 minutes 'before breakfast'!. Weddingen recieves the Iron Cross and Pour Le Merit and the whole crew the Iron Cross. Weddingen puts the Iron Cross on his coning tower of his U-9 as a mark of honour to his crew and boat. The plaque is heavy, approx 9.5 x 7 inches overall. The Iron Cross is a metal plate. U-Boat items of this quality are not often seen on the market.
     £145.00
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GE0044
GE0044
A lovely Breslau 1938 award plate and its citation, another fine iconic item that rarely survives. Simply stunning.

GE0045
GE0045
A fine WW1 German patriotic glass ashtray with the 1914 Iron Cross in the base, in excellent condition without cracks or damage, a heavy item, 110mm diameter. These patriotic pieces are becoming very scarce and desirable.

GE0046
GE0046
A fine WW1 German patriotic glass bowl with the 1914 Iron Cross in its side, in excellent condition without cracks or damage, a fine item, approximately 86mm diameter at its widest point. These patriotic pieces are becoming very scarce and desirable.

GE0047
GE0047
Luftwaffe pilot and navigator's Kaldec AK39 'Armbandkompass' wrist compass in excellent condition. Compass is in working order with functional spirit level, no wrist strap though buckles intact on compass body, maker marked on back -"Armbandcompass" AK 39, Werk Nr. 60236 and Luftwaffe register number is FL 23235. Measurements are 61 x 21.4 mm with a vision diameter of 46 mm. A very nice Luftwaffe compass.
     £125.00
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GE0048
GE0048
A scarce panzerman's pipe stand in the shape of an assault tank, tank is approximately 4 inches by 2 inches and 2 inches tall, made in a heavy resin, nicely detailed all around with the pipe 'well' in the rear of the tank body. A very nice personal item, not sure if it was a hand made or commercially made item, never seen another before. Something for the Panzer collector.

GE0049
GE0049
WW2 German Kriegsmarine ships clock, nicely marked with the KM eagle and swastika issue mark, full working condition though has a tendency to pick up a few minutes each week, eight day movement. A beautiful and sought after piece. Another clock just in, will list shortly.

GE0050
GE0050
An extremely rare surving manufacturers die for the Luftwaffe Air Gunners Badge wreath section or back badge, the eagle would be the 'mount' affixed to the back badge. Die is marked 'JS7A' possibly relating to manufacturer or to the code of the badge part, in excellent condition over all, most likely discarded from production due to the force pressure splitting the die. Lovely piece for the more serious collector who has the descerning eye to their collection. Very scarce.
     £225.00
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GE0051
GE0051
A boxed set of Kriegsmarine valve tools, many of the tools bear the eagle and swastika, box is reasonable condition albeit the bottom has fallen/rotted out and would need replacing (was only a plywood base originally). Makers details still visible. Something a little more interesting for the KM collector. Worth researching further.
     £255.00
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GE0052
GE0052
A well made marble memorial stone or grave marker for 4 WW1 German infantry men. This is top quality and very heavy, how this came to be languishing in England I have no idea, though it has now been saved from the crusher. An interesting item of WW1 militaria.
     £425.00
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GE0053
GE0053
WW2 German gas mask cannister, cannister only, in very good condition, original paint, clean inside, nice cannister.

GE0054
GE0054
WW2 German gas mask cannister, cannister only, in as found condition, original paint though suface rust, likewise inside, lens cover lid missing, cannister found in old derelict farm in Northern France, near Gasson. Nice 'as left behind' condition, can be cleaned back to the remaining paint.

GE0055
GE0055
WW2 German gas mask cannister, cannister only, in very good condition, cannister lid has the large 'A' maker mark of Auer of Berlin, has been repainted possibly for postwar use, partly repainted around the rim and lens container, inside lens container is original wartime colour, cannister liner reasonably clean inside, nice cannister which can easily be T-cut back to the original paint.

GE0056
GE0056
A very scarce Military Police 'chain-dog' field gorget in excellent condition. Gorget has minimal loss of finish to its front through field wear, retains its full cloth backing and its 'chain', this is a nice surviving example of this desirable iconic badge of rank.
     £725.00
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GE0057
GE0057
An interesting circular plaque, approximately 13cm diameter overall with a brass like metal centre plaque of Mussolini, approximately 7cm in diameter. Nicely detailed, typical 30s-40s period bakerlite type material for the backing plaque. It looks like there was once a hanging hook or such to the rear of the plaque though this seems to have fallen off at some point, otherwise perfect condition, no chips or cracks. Quite interesting as you do not see many plaques to Mussolini.

GE0058
GE0058
A very scarce surviving SS ‘Wolchow’ stick in excellent solid condition and approx 36 inches in length. These hand-carved sticks get their name after the Wolchow region of Russia, where heavy fighting was experienced by the German forces, especially the SS divisions. Throughout the eastern campaign these sticks were carved by the German supporters and were given as tokens of friendship to the German soldiers. This particular stick is of the SS style normally attributed to the SS-Viking Regiment with the horse head, typical of ancient Viking ships design. Winding around the stick is a snake with its tongue out. The top section has carved the words ‘Djemjansk 1941-42 43 Rusland’. The circle, where the runes are to be found, has been de-nazified, sadly this was quite a common occurrence with the SS sticks. In Brian L. Davis’ book, German Army Uniforms (p174), there is a picture of an officer who carries a 'wolchow' stick. The picture caption states that the 'Wolchowstuck' is carved to commemorate the particular unit or campaign that the officer would have been involved in. These sticks seldom show up today and they are always considered a premium trophy of the intense fighting that raged on the eastern front. A very scarce and desirable piece of SS history.
     £925.00
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GE0059
GE0059
Wehrmact stick grenade case, in lovely condition and nicely marked with manufacturers code and waffenampt eagle. Becoming harder to find these days, a nice example.
     £220.00
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GE0060
GE0060
An excellent pair of Imperial German Navy 6x39 Military Fernglas 08 field binoculars in their original leather case. Clear optics, maker is C.P. Goerz, Berlin. Leather case is maker stamped. In the inside of the lid are the original paper label instructions for use. A fine pair of now scarce binoculars.
     £255.00
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GE0061
GE0061
A pre-war cloth and leather SS Tornister fur covered back pack without carrying straps. This tornister frame is in excellent condition as is the pack overall, the flaps and cloth flaps are all clean, the fur cover is sparse though in good condition and does not smell. No bottom edge scuffing through wear and chaffing against belts which is a bonus. The tornister has an SS issue tag and unit stamp as well as the former owners details on the inside edge. The rear leather panel has the stamped runes. The pack is approx 13" x 12" x 2" inches in size. An excellent example of an early SS tornister in good condition
     £275.00
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GE0062
GE0062
An extremely rare Luftwaffe field sterilising canister in excellent condition, with all bands in full working order, canister is nicely maker marked 'DEHA' along with the serpent and staff device, has the DRGM mark to the opening catch and the reversed Luftwaffe eagle on the swastika to the top between the handles, the reversed eagle is usually associated with the Hermann Goring Division. A very interesting and still useable piece of field medical equipment.
     £120.00
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GE0063
GE0063
SS LAH Officers mess oval silver meat platter, has LAH monogram on the top rim with eagle & swastika & makers detail on the underside. Excellent quality mess ware from the premier SS Regt's Officers mess. Certificated Original
     £1,450.00
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GE0064
GE0064
SS LAH Officers mess oval silver meat platter, has LAH monogram on the top rim with eagle & swastika & makers detail on the underside. Excellent quality mess ware from the premier SS Regt's Officers mess. Certificated Original, slightly smaller that above - pictures as per GE0031
     £1,450.00
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