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JUST IN NEWLY LISTED UNIFORMS AND FIELD GEAR NEW ITEMS
E Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Uniform Grouping.

More description coming soon.
UC139 $3400.00
E Feuerschutzpolizei Wachtmeister Tunic
with POW Camp Skull and Cross Bones.

More description coming soon.
U141 $450.00
E Kreigsmarine EM/NCO Blue Jumper

More description coming soon.
U142 $400.00
E++ Hitler Youth Sports Shirt
(Hitler Jugend Sporthemd)

More description coming soon.
U143 $375.00
E++ Kriegsmarine Combat Y-Strap
(Trageriemen für Patronentaschen)
Translation...Support for Cartridge Pouches.

More description coming soon.
U146 $275.00
E- Black Cross Strap with 2 Belt Loops

More description coming soon.
U137 $150.00
E P38 Pistol Hard Shell Holster
(Pistolentaschen P38)

More description coming soon.
U158 $250.00
E++ 7.65MM Pistol Holster
(Pistolentaschen 7.65mm)

More description coming soon.
U140 $200.00
E+ 98K Ammo Pouch
(Patronentaschen 98K)

More description coming soon.
U145 $50.00
E+ M31 Canteen, no cup
(Feldflasche, no trinkbecher)

More description coming soon.
U144 $100.00
E+ 10 x 50 Field Binoculars with Case
(Doppelfernrohr mit Kasten)

More description coming soon.
U150 $500.00
E+ 6 x 30 Field Binoculars
(Doppelfernrohr)

More description coming soon.
U138 $275.00
E- 6 x 30 Field Binoculars
(Doppelfernrohr)

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U151 $150.00
M- M35 Map Case
(Meldekartentasche)

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U153 $150.00
M- M35 Map Case
(Meldekartentasche)
U154 $150.00
E+ M38 Gas Mask Canister
(Blechbüchse für Gasmaske)

More description coming soon.
U147 $85.00
NM- Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger Hangers
(Dolchggehänge)

More description coming soon.
U157 $200.00
E+ Wehrmacht Officer's Dagger Hangers
(Dolchggehänge)

More description coming soon.
U156 $95.00
E- Wehrmacht Officer's Dagger Hangers (Dolchgehänge)

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U155 $95.00
E+ SS/SA/NSKK Dagger Hanger Clip

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U135 $25.00
E- Officer's Dagger Portapee

More description coming soon.
U152 $75.00
M- Mountain Troop Canvas Ski Climbing Skin, AKA "Ski Fur" Gebirgsjäger Schibeschützer)

More description coming soon.
U149 $50.00
NM Field Dressings (large and small)
with Carrying Pouch (Verbandpäckchen)

More description coming soon.
U148 $75.00
M- Goggle Replacement Lenses
Hinged with led frames.

More description coming soon.
U136 $25.00
UNIFORMS TUNICS UNIFORMS, TUNICS, COATS, AND PANTS.
SEE NEWLY LISTED ITEMS ABOVE
COATS PANTS
NM+ Luftwaffe 2nd Model Flyer Service Tunic (Flieger Dienstbluse) from the Flight School (Fliegerschule) Magdeburg.

The consignor purchased this 1938 pattern EM's Service Tunic from the capturing vet's estate along with the EM/NCO Visor Cap HC153 and the M40 Single Decal Helmet HC156 listed on my Headgear page. I considered listing all 3 articles together since they belonged to the same Luft vet, but I decided to list them separately knowing few collectors can afford the entire grouping. Contact me if you'd like to purchase more than one item from this grouping and I'll give you a discount.

The first pattern Luftwaffe flight blouse (Fliegerbluse) was introduced in 1935 based on the original tunic which was designed for the DLV or Deutscher Luftsport Verband (German Air Sports League) personnel, the civilian predecessor to the German Air Force. The original 1935 Service Tunic (see U124 above) was designated "Tuchrock" (cloth tunic) which was designed with an open collar. This tunic was replaced in 1938 with the 2nd pattern service tunic as we see here, with a single hook so it could be worn with an open or closed collar. This tunic was designated "Anzugrock" (Uniform Tunic) which was intended to replace both the Tuchrock and the Fliegerbluse (see UC091 below), but the Fliegerbluse continued until the end of the war giving officers and some NCO's a choice as most were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms at clothing depots or from tailors who offered higher quality options.

This enlisted man's service tunic was constructed from a high quality Luftwaffe blue/gray wool with a triple twist yellow piping around the collar for flyers. The breast eagle was machine embroidered in silver gray thread, and was zig-zag machine sewn over the right external breast pocket with the swastika coming down onto the pocket flap...a characteristic quite common for Luftwaffe service tunics. The single rank chevron was hand stitched to the upper left sleeve, as was the Iron Cross ribbon which was sewn into the 2nd button hole from the top with black cotton thread. The collar tabs were constructed from a satin rayon with a single gray metal gull, machine sewn to the collar with yellow cotton thread. The yellow wool piped shoulder straps are constructed from the same wool as the tunic, and were machine sewn into the shoulder seams at the time of construction. All 9 of the original pebbled aluminum buttons are still intact, 5 at the lapel and 4 on the exterior pockets flaps. Each button is stamped "P.C.TURCK ww LÜDENSCHEID" on the reverse, while the 2 smaller shoulder strap buttons are stamped "EXTRA FEIN". The interior is fully lined with a gray cotton twill fabric complete with dual 6 hole belt support straps, an internal breast pocket on the left, and a small map pocket on the right with a single dark gray bakelite button. The left breast is stamped "BULAG" in bold text over a partially legible stamp that appears to read "L.BALSF38" with the dimensions "42 45 98 71 63" underneath. A second stamp further down on the internal breast pocket looks to be the same as the one above, with "Fl.Schl." (Flieger Schule) clearly stamped below in large text. The Schirmmütze (visor cap) that was purchased with this tunic is stamped "Fliegerschule Magdeburg". This cap (HC153) is listed on my Headgear page along with the M40 Single Decal Helmet (HC156). Three of the four external pocket flaps are stamped "682" not pictured.
UC120 $1500.00
E++ Luftwaffe Splinter Pattern Field Division Camouflage Jacket. (Tarnjacke)

Due to the massive losses on during the brutal winter of 1941 on the Eastern Front, Luftwaffe field divisions were quickly raised and mobilized in 1942 despite their lack of training and experience in field combat. Of the 22 divisions that were raised, only 5 survived while the other 17 were completely destroyed or disbanded before the war's end. With these 22 new field divisions came the need for inexpensive and easily manufactured camouflage clothing.

This Luftwaffe field blouse or "Tarnjacke" is a 3/4 length outer garment simply constructed from a water proofed cotton duck material printed in the LW "Splinter B" pattern (Splittermuster 41) camouflage in shades of green, khaki, olive, brown, and tan. All 5 pebbled zinc buttons are still intact with a non adjustable belt across the back and 2 large flapless pockets on the front. The EM breast eagle is machine embroidered in an off white cotton thread on Luftwaffe blue/gray wool zig-zag sewn with a dark gray cotton thread that matches the color of the wool. 44 inch chest.
UC092 $1200.00
NM- Tropical Artillery Motorcyclist's Protective Coat (Tropen Kradmantel).

The German Army introduced the motorcyclist's protective coat in 1934. The design was multi- functional with a unique and elaborate buttoning system that protected not only the wearer's body, but also his legs with 2 large wrap around tail skirts. It was considered quite stylish and therefor very popular among all the troops, including non-motorcycle personnel who wore the coat despite regulations. There were several modifications made from 1935 to 1940, but the basic design remained constant. The most noticeable change was the use of the lighter weight tan cotton twill fabric favored by troops fighting in desert climates....including the DAK. The fabric used for the collar was changed several times as well, going from field gray wool to cotton, then back to wool again in 1940. The only insignia used on the original design was a single strip of collar tress for NCO's, and dual strips of tress for Officer's. However, the use of tress was discontinued in 1937 when it was replaced with slip-on shoulder boards or straps as seen on this stunning example.

This post 1937 pattern, 3/4 length motorcycle coat was constructed from a khaki colored cotton twill fabric with a closable collar made from the same material. It's in unbelievable condition despite some minor wear, fading, and faint discoloration from exposure to the elements. The shoulder straps are constructed from the same cotton fabric, with a red rayon waffenfarbe for artillery troops. Unfortunately my photos exaggerate what appears to be a major difference in color between the coat and the shoulder straps. This is due to the flash on my camera and some minor fading on the straps. I can assure you, this color discrepancy is barely noticeable when viewed in natural light. All but one of the 23 original field gray, pebbled aluminum buttons are intact. The missing button was one of 2 on the right front tail skirt, but it's attachment loop is still held in place with the original thread. There's 3 large bakelite buttons on the interior adjustment belt, and 5 small wooden buttons...2 under the obverse collar for a single neck closure tab used during inclement weather, and 3 on the reverse tail skirt closure flap. All of the buttons appear to be original to the coat and sewn with the same heavy gauge cotton thread. The steel collar closure hook and loop are still intact at the throat, but both show minor rust. The reverse features a large vented shoulder yoke complete with a light weight, gray cotton mesh lining on the interior. The arm pits are vented as well, and heavily reinforced with additional sections of fabric. (see my last photo)
UC130 $900.00
M SA EM/NCO Service Breeches with RZM Tag. (SA Stiefelhose).

Many of my clients have asked me why the SA were referred to as the "Brown Shirts", and the answer is obvious...they wore a brown shirt. But reason for this choice is not so obvious. In fact, the decision to outfit the SA in brown was not due to choice, but instead by mere circumstance. When the SA and N.S.D.A.P. were formed in the early 1920's, party members desired a sense of uniformity to their dress so they shopped around until they located a large stockpile of surplus tropical brown shirts and fabric left over from WWI troops who fought in East Africa. The Nazis discovered this stockpile in Austria in 1924 so they purchased the discounted materials and officially introduced the "brown shirt" in the late fall of 1926. The brown uniform was also worn by early SS members, as well as Political leaders who continued to wear the same color for the duration of the war...as did other civil organizations like the NSKK, DAF, and the Hitler Youth.

This is an outstanding and very attractive example of what appears to be an unissued pair brown wool breeches. They feature 2 severely slanted and one small horizontal pocket watch pocket on the front, and one horizontal pocket on the right rear seat, all of which include a scalloped flap and the original brown bakelite buttons. The upper legs feature widely flared thighs tapering from the knees to the ankles. The lower legs are quite stylish with laced calves and a 3 button overlapping closure at 6.5 inch cuff. The waist is fitted with to adjustment straps with plated steel claw slider buckles, and 8 bakelite suspender buttons. The fly is reinforced with a brown HBT (Herring Bone Twill) material with 2 small bakelite buttons inside the flap, and 2 larger buttons at the waist. The inner waist is lined with an off white cotton fabric which was also used to construct the 4 pockets. The most exciting element on this beautiful and mint pair of breeches is the large oil cloth SA/RZM tag that can be seen on the back side of the rear pocket.
U096 $750.00
NM Wehrmacht/SS Long Underwear Bottoms.
Large size constructed from field gray/green cotton. These "long Johns" and items U098, U100, and U101 came with U076 "Complete Ski-Jäger Uniform" listed in the SOLD section near the bottom of this page.
U099 $50.00
FIELD GEAR FIELD GEAR AND UNIFORM ACCOUTREMENTS FIELD GEAR
NM- Hitler Youth Black Leather Cross Strap (Schulterriemen) by A.Doppert Lederfabrik (Leather Fabrication) of Kitzengen.

Cross straps were utilized by many different Third Reich organizations as early as 1921 as an integral part of the uniform. They were worn over the right shoulder and were attached to the belt with 2 "Belt Loops" or "D Rings". Constructed from smooth, molded, blackened leather this beauty is still very soft and pliable with no damage or cracking. Doppert's stamp is clearly visible on the underside near the buckle. All of the original pebbled aluminum hardware is intact and the spring clips functioning perfectly.
U114 $200.00
E+ Swiss Holster made from brown pigskin with a "star" checker pattern. Fits a P38 and has 2 clip pouches. WWII era, excellent original condition. U065 $85.00
E Belgium made Ammo Pouch 2 pocket, H&K 91 G3 pouches for the 308 cartridge. P096 $25.00
NM- M34 Pony Fur Back Pack (Tornister).

The design for the 1934 model "Pony Skin" back pack was fashioned after the late 1800's Prussian and early 1900s Reichswehr packs with minor variations. They were supposed to be replaced 5 years later by the M39 packs which were constructed with combat Y-straps as seen below, but limited production of both models continued through out the war because they're construction was too expensive and time consuming. For this reason a wide variety of cheaper canvas packs like the M39 below were produced along with canvas rucksacks, pouches, and bread bags.

This pack was constructed from a water resistant canvas material in olive drab with khaki colored linen interior and a 2 tone cow hide flap. The flap features a large interior pocket that's secured with a single dished zinc button. Complete with all of the original blackened leather belts and straps, but the shoulder straps are no longer intact. The steel hardware is finished with a field gray enamel paint. Everything is intact and functioning perfectly with very little wear other than what we see on the black leather that trims the cow hide cover.
U134 $95.00
M- M31 Luftwaffe Bread Bag (Brotbeutel).

M31 Tropical Bread Bag (Tropen Brotbeutel).

Designed to carry rations, utensils, and other personal items, the haversack or "bread bag" of the late 1800's was adopted by several German military, political, and paramilitary organizations in 1931, each distinguished with a certain color.

Constructed from a water resistant Luftwaffe blue/gray canvas with a multi-piece natural colored leather belt system. All of the pot metal (magnetic steel alloy) hardware is still intact, including a belt hook in the center, 4 D-rings, 5 dished buttons, 2 shoulder strap spring clips, and 2 adjustment buckles on the same. The interior is divided into 2 pouches, the inner most of which is pleated across the bottom for extra expansion. The central belt hook strap has a black ink stamp with "R.Kurz Köln 1943" inside an oval.
U126 $125.00
E M31 Luftwaffe Bread Bag (Brotbeutel).

M31 Tropical Bread Bag (Tropen Brotbeutel).

Designed to carry rations, utensils, and other personal items, the haversack or "bread bag" of the late 1800's was adopted by several German military, political, and paramilitary organizations in 1931, each distinguished with a certain color.

Constructed from a water resistant Luftwaffe blue/gray canvas with a multi-piece black leather belt system. Most of the hardware is still intact, including a steel belt hook in the center, all 4 steel D-rings, and 4 of the 5 original alloy (zinc) dished buttons. The interior is divided into 2 pouches, the inner most of which is pleated across the bottom for extra expansion. Unfortunately the should strap is missing, but this is not unusual since most were discarded or used for some other purpose. The outer flap has a black ink stamp on the underside which appears to be an RBNr. (National Factory Code Number) inside a rectangle, but it's very faint so I'm not going to attempt to decipher it for you.
U131 $85.00
HANGERS KNOTS DAGGER ACCOUTREMENTS FROGS LOOPS
E- Deluxe Wehrmacht Officer's Dagger Hangers.

These beautiful hangers show minor wear with some fraying to the aluminum wire and 30% of the silver wash intact on the zinc alloy hardware. They're referred to as "deluxe" because all of the hardware is decorated with oakleaves and acorns. The suspension bar, buckles, slides and clips are constructed from a zinc alloy while the strap ends were stamped from a magnetic sheet metal. The suspension bar, strap ends, and spring clips are stamped D.R.G.M. which stands for Deutsche Reich Gebrauchs Muster (German Empire Registered Design). The suspension straps measure 21.5cm and 18cm long. They're constructed with brocade (aluminum flat wire) tops and a forest green velvet backs.
U118 $125.00
E- Standard Wehrmacht Officer's Dagger Hangers.

The suspension bar, strap ends, buckles, and slides on this set are constructed from an aluminum alloy with an oak leaf and acorn motif on each. The pebbled spring clips were cast from a zinc alloy with a silver plating, 85% of which is still intact. The suspension straps measure 21.5cm and 19.5cm long. They're constructed with brocade (aluminum flat wire) tops and field gray/green wool backs, both of which have quite a bit of mothing near the top. This set is slightly worn from use with some significant moth damage on the reverse, but they're still functional and will display nicely.
U104 $95.00
F+ Standard Wehrmacht Officer's Dagger Hangers.

These hangers look great from the front, but they saw a lot of use so there's some significant wear to the reverse. The brocade suspension straps measure 23cm and 21cm long with a 6cm strip of dark field gray/green suede wrapped around the tops where they connect to the suspension bar. The leather is dry and brittle so there's some breakage on the reverse of the long strap, and the field gray/green velvet backs are worn through on both. The suspension bar and pebbled spring clips appear to be constructed from a nickel/brass alloy (tombak). The clips may have had a nickel plate, but most of it turned gold with tarnish or wore off. The buckles and slides are nickel with a heavy tarnish in the recesses and an intricate oakleaf and acorn motif. The reverse on this set is very worn from use, but they are 100% intact, completely functional, and perfect for display.
U103 $85.00
E K98 Bayonet Frog by Otto Jahnke.

Constructed from a thick brown cow hide with 4 reinforcing rivets.The reverse is stamped "1935 OTTO JAHNKE LEDERWARENFABRIK (leather ware factory) Oranien str. 131 Berlin"
U107 $75.00





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SA Dagger Hangers.

A.) By Assmann, the clip is stamped with the Assmann logo followed by "DRGM" over the RZM logo and Assmann's code "M5/8".
B.) By the Overhoff & Cie firm of Lüdenscheid, the clip is stamped with the RZM logo over OLC's code "M5/71" over the OLC logo. The leather strap is stamped as well, but it's on the edge and very difficult to see.
C.) No maker marks, the leather is torn half way through to a hole...visible at the top of the buckle. The slide appears to have been replaced as it's a lighter brown color.
D.) No maker, the leather is completely torn through at the clip, and the slide is torn as well...but the hardware is perfect so it's worth salvaging if you know how to add the leather strap.


U108A


U108B


U108C


U108D


$85.00


$75.00



$65.00


$30.00
E+ SA/Political Leader's D-Ring Belt Loops:

A. Constructed from Havana brown cow hide this small loop was intended for use on a 18mm to 20mm strap. Sewn with a heavy white chord with a plated steel D-ring.

B. Constructed from Havana brown cow hide this is a 45mm loop that will fit on any brown leather belt measuring 45mm or less in width. Fastened with a enameled brown steel rivet around a plated steel D-ring.

C. Constructed from Havana brown cow hide this is a 60mm loop intended for use on an early Leader's belt with an open claw buckle. Sewn with a heavy brown chord with a plated steel D-ring.

U087A




U087B




U087C


$35.00




$45.00




$55.00
E Brown Equipment Straps:

A. 12mm x 120mm brown leather strap with a plated steel buckle.

B. & C. Matching 15mm x 105mm brown leather straps with steel buckles.
U090 $15.00
EACH
E RAD Officer's Dagger Hanger Buckles. Nickle plated with minor lifting. Marked D.R.G.M on the rear. P058 $25.00
MISC MISC MISCELLANEOUS, CANTEENS, GASMASKS, EYEWEAR MISC MISC
NM Soft Goggles complete with protective paper and case. U027 $35.00
NM Gift bag for any common canteen purchase. Minor water spot. P114 $25.00
SOLD UNIFORMS, TUNICS, COATS, PANTS, AND FIELD GEAR
NM+ Luftwaffe Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant) Uniform Grouping.

This incredible grouping includes an exquisite 1st model Service Tunic (Dienstbluse), matching dress trousers, a grade 1 Marksmanship Lanyard, a 5 place ribbon bar, and a DRL-Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (German Empire Alliance for Physical Education) Award.

Note: The items in my first photo were purchased from the capturing vet's children who claimed their father acquired everything from the same pilot. My original plan was to list the entire grouping together, but I decided to list them separately to make the uniform grouping more affordable. The other items pictured with this uniform will be listed on the appropriate pages with a note referring back to this grouping. Contact me for a discount if you'd like to purchase one or more of the other items along with this grouping.

Note: The 2nd Class Iron Cross is just tucked into the left breast pocket (backwards), and is not included with this grouping, but it did come with this collection and is available for purchase.

The first pattern Luftwaffe flight blouse (Fliegerbluse) was introduced in 1935 based on the original tunic which was designed for the DLV or Deutscher Luftsport Verband (German Air Sports League) personnel, the civilian predecessor to the German Air Force. The original 1935 Service Tunic, as we see here, was designated "Tuchrock" (cloth tunic) and was designed with an open collar. This tunic was replaced in 1938 with the 2nd pattern service tunic (see UC129 below) with a single hook so it could be worn with an open or closed collar. This tunic was designated "Anzugrock" (Uniform Tunic) which was intended to replace both the 1st model Tuchrock and the Fliegerbluse (see UC091 below), but the Fliegerbluse continued until the end of the war giving officers and some NCO's a choice as most were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms at clothing depots or from tailors who offered higher quality options.

I decided not to include a description with this grouping because there is simply too much material. I did my best to photograph everything of importance allowing the pictures to tell the whole story, but I'll be more than happy to provide additional information or answer any questions you may have if you're interested in purchasing this impressive uniform and the awards that are included.
U124 $2,500.00
E++ Panzer/Assault Gunner's Uniform Grouping from the "84th Stürmartillerie Unit".

This extremely rare and highly desirable uniform grouping includes an Assault Gunner's Wrapper (tunic), matching Armoured Personnel Trousers, an M34 "Overseas Cap", a black leather combat belt, and a post war steel buckle.

The wrapper, collar tabs, and trousers are all constructed from the same late war field gray/green combat wool. The wrapper is partially lined with a blue/green linen, complete with two large interior pockets, dual 6 hole belt adjustments straps, reinforced seams at the sleeves, and tunnels for the light gray 17mm (5/8" inch) herringbone pattern lace adjustment straps. The wrapper's size dimensions "46 48 97 70 64" are stamped in large black letters on the left interior breast panel. Three of the four 23mm zinc buttons are still intact at the front with the bottom most button missing at the waist. All of the nine 14mm olive green bakelite buttons are still intact at the lapel, waist, and cuffs, but one of the four cuff buttons is broken in half. Both of the original field gray/green pebbled zinc buttons remain at the shoulder straps...each of which is stamped "B&N" on the reverse. The EM shoulder straps are constructed from the same wool as the wrapper, but in a slightly darker color with red rayon waffenfarbe and silver plated brass "84" regiment cyphers. The collar tabs are piped with the same red rayon waffenfarbe with late war aluminum alloy Panzer skulls with integral prongs at the top and bottom of each device.

The armoured personnel trousers are constructed from identical late war field gray/green combat wool, complete with five 12mm zinc buttons, two at the fly and three on the interior waist band for suspenders. The waist and fly are lined with a herring bone pattern white cotton HBT (Herring Bone Twill) material. The same HBT fabric was used to construct four large interior pockets, each of which features a scalloped flap. All four pockets, the fly, and leg cuffs retain all nine original olive green bakelite buttons, the same buttons seen on the wrapper. The open cuffs are reinforced with a blue/gray linen with the same light gray adjustment straps used in the waist of the wrapper. The trouser's size dimensions "87 82 102 108" are stamped in black ink on the reverse interior waist band. The waist is fitted with a 40mm (1 1/5" inch) internal belt constructed from a heavy off white cotton strap with a herringbone pattern and a 3 prong steel buckle painted with a field gray/green enamel. The watch pocket is constructed from the same field gray/green combat wool with a single khaki colored herringbone loop for the fob clasp. The same herringbone lace was also used for the single belt loop sewn at the waist to the left of the internal belt tunnel.

The M43 "Overseas" cap is constructed from the same late war combat wool, but it shows more wear and the color is slightly darker. It's lined with a khaki tan cotton twill fabric with 2 zinc hollow rivet air vents painted with an olive green enamel. The EM/NCO rayon eagle and cockade are neatly hand sewn with period correct cotton thread.

The black leather combat belt is still soft and pliable with a steel catch and the maximum waist size "95" centimeters (37.5" inches) stamped at the end of the brown leather tongue.

The steel buckle appears to be a post war reproduction so I'm not going to bother describing it. An authentic buckle like this can easily be found for $75 so this copy really doesn't detract from the value of the grouping and works well as part of the overall display.
UC122 $4,000.00
E++ Gebirgsjäger M36 Tunic for an Oberleutnant. Constructed from officer's grade trikot wool with a dark green doe skin wool collar (tailor hand sewn application). The collar tabs are constructed from the same dark green wool with hand embroidered litzen stripes in silver aluminum wire thread with regulation green "V" pattern rayon service stripes for the Gebirgsjäger Division(Mountain Troops). The sew-in shoulder boards are constructed from Jäger green wool with silver aluminum Russian Braid. They feature one large gold rank pip for an Oberleutnant and number "30" regimental cyphers. Closed collar M36 design with a 5 button front and 4 scalloped flap pockets. All 11 original field gray pebbled buttons are still intact. The right sleeve features an outstanding hand embroidered officer's edelweiss on dark green wool with an even more impressive hand embroidered bullion eagle on the right breast. The interior is fully lined with a slightly faded green satin rayon for the body and brown pin stripped white satin rayon inside the sleeves. Complete with loops for a large ribbon bar, German Cross, 1st Class EK, and 2 combat badges...the medals pictured are for display only and are not included. UC081 $1400.00
E+ Gebirgsjäger M36 Tunic for an Unteroffizier (Sergeant). This near mint M36 pattern tunic is constructed from field gray combat wool modified with the popular dark green collar hand sewn to the tunic. The underside is finished with a tan ribbed cotton, reinforced with a long vertical zig-zag pattern and multiple horizontal rows across the bottom. There is a single hook and loop closure at the neck, and 5 tan buttons, 3 at the back of the collar and 2 at the lapels. I assume these are for attaching a 2nd winter liner(?). 5 field gray pebbled buttons line the front with 4 more at the pleated pockets, the bottom 2 being the expandable or "billow" type for extra storage. The NCO collar tabs are backed with a dark green wool and hand sewn to the collar. The shoulder straps are piped in Mountain Troop green wool trimmed with the same standard aluminum diamond pattern tress seen on the collar. The straps are backed in gray combat wool with tan ribbed cotton on the back of the tongues and attached with 2 more field gray pebbled buttons. The interior is partially lined with the same ribbed tan cotton used on the back of the collar. The right inner lapel has the size dimensions "41 43 100 70 64" the date "F 36" and the tailors's name and location (illegible) below in black ink. The right sleeve sports a beautiful machine embroidered edelweiss on dark green wool, hand sewn with period (tested) thread. There's 1 set of loops on the left pocket for an Iron Cross(?) as well as a 2nd Class EK ribbon sewn into the 4th button hole. U079 $1500.00
E+ M36 Tunic for a Leutnant of the 15th Schutzpolizei-Bataillon. This near mint M36 pattern Polizei tunic is constructed from Polizei blue/green combat wool complete with the correct dark brown wool collar hand sewn to the tunic and piped in Polizei green wool. The underside is finished with a tan/grey satin rayon, the same material that lines the interior. There is a double hook and loop closure at the neck hand stitched with period gray thread. 6 field gray pebbled buttons line the front with 4 more at the pleated pockets. The officer's collar tabs are backed with Polizei green wool and hand sewn to the collar with period thread. The sew-in shoulder boards are backed with the same green wool with ill-matching "15" devices...the 5s are both finished in a aged gold wash, but the 1 on the right board is a dull zinc with no gold wash while the other is a bit brighter than the 5s. This is not a big deal knowing they sometimes had to settle for what was available, but I thought it was worth mentioning so there's no surprises later. The interior is lined with the same tan/grey satin rayon used on the back of the collar with a pin striped white rayon material inside the sleeves. The left sleeve sports a beautiful yet salty hand embroidered Polizei eagle in bullion on blue/green wool, hand sewn with period (tested) thread. There's 1 set of loops over the left pocket for a medal bar but no other loops on the pockets. Over all a beautiful tunic that came to me with the Polizei visor pictured at the top of my headgear page. U080 $1200.00
NM Heer Infantry Hauptmann's Private Purchase M36 Service Tunic.

This beauty sold before I had a chance to write my description so I'm not going to bother. My photographs tell the whole story any way.
UC128 $1150.00
E+ Bridge Pioneer/Sappery (Engineer) Company Parade Dress Tunic for 1st Lt. Bruko and his Dog Tag. This beautiful tunic is Taylor made by Georg Gilbert of Hanau from a high quality green trikot fabric with black piping. The interior is lined with brown rayon/satin, off white inside the sleeves. The darker green wool collar is also piped in black with both collar clasps still intact. There is some bad mothing on the underside of the collar, visible in the photo, but not noticeable at all when the collar is turned down. There are loops for a medal bar, and EK 1st, a combat badge, a wound badge, and a German Cross in Gold. The bullion insignia is complete and original to the tunic, with a bit of wear, especially to the collar tabs and breast eagle. Both the collar and cuff tabs are backed in black velvet, the shoulder boards (1 pip) and eagle in black wool. All 20 of the pebbled buttons are intact and are marked "EXTRA FEIN." Bruko's dog tag is stamped from zinc with "56" BRUKO" and "660" stamped on the front, and nothing on the back. It is in near mint condition with a small corroded spot on one end. U075 $890.00
NM- Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Gefreiter's 2nd Model Flying Service Blouse. (Fliegerbluse)

The first pattern Luftwaffe flight blouse (Fliegerbluse) was introduced in 1935 based on the original tunic which was designed for the DLV or Deutscher Luftsport Verband (German Air Sports League) personnel, the civilian predecessor to the German Air Force. The original EM/NCO flight blouse was constructed with out external pockets until 1940 when the 2nd model, as we see here, was introduced and remained in service for the duration of the war. The original 1935 Service Tunic was designated "Tuchrock" (cloth tunic) which was designed with an open collar. This tunic was replaced in 1938 with the 2nd pattern service tunic with a single hook so it could be worn with an open or closed collar. This tunic was designated "Anzugrock" (Uniform Tunic) which was intended to replace both the Tuchrock and the Fliegerbluse, but the Fliegerbluse continued until the end of the war giving officers and some NCO's a choice as most were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms at clothing depots or from tailors who offered higher quality options.

This is a 2nd pattern (1940-1945) EM/NCO's Fliegerbluse with internal slash hip pockets with rounded front corner flaps. The red (hochrot) Waffenfarbe (branch of service color) on the shoulder straps and 2 rank "gull" cyphers on the orange (orangerot) wool collar tabs indicate the rank of Gefreiter serving within a Flak Artillery unit. The tunic its self is constructed from a Luftwaffe blue/gray wool with a partial satin rayon lining in gray that includes 3 interior pockets with mottled gray bakelite buttons and 2 belt hook support straps each with 6 reinforced eyelets. There are 3 reinforced eyelets at the waste for the belt support hooks (not included). The inner left breast pocket is stamped with the size dimensions "66 43 45 96 66 64" in purple ink. All of the buttons are intact including 4 large gray bakelite buttons at the lapel, one of which is slightly darker in color and was sewn on with a lighter gray thread so I'm certain it was replaced, but it is a period correct button and it was sewn with 100% cotton thread. There are 5 small bakelite "collar liner" buttons on the interior collar/lapel in a mottled gray with a steel hook at the throat. The back of the lay down collar is reinforced in a typical zig-zag pattern. The interior hip pocket flaps are secured with dark gray pebbled zinc buttons stamped "B.H." on the reverse while the wool shoulder straps are secured with lighter field gray pebbled zinc buttons with "GHO" inside an inverted triangle on the reverse. The left sleeve features a single stripe Gefreiter's rank chevron with aluminum diamond pattern tress sewn to an inverted triangle of blue/gray Luftwaffe wool. Overall this beauty is in near mint condition except for some very minor wear at the collar and cuffs, plus a little damage to the top edge of the interior right breast pocket.
UC091 $1000.00
E++ Luftwaffe Private Purchase Leather Flight Jacket (Fliegerjacke), AKA the "Erich Hartmann Style" Flyer's Jacket.

Luftwaffe Major Erich Hartmann was credited with 352 confirmed aerial victories during his service with the German Luftwaffe making him the top scoring ace of all time setting a record that is unlikely to ever be broken. Known as the "Blonde Knight of Germany" his aerial combat abilities were astounding. Most of Major Hartmann’s combat took place on the Eastern Front with the famed fighter squadron JG52. Collecting many awards for his skills and bravery as a fighter pilot, he was eventually awarded with the highest decoration for bravery combat....The Knights Cross with oak leaves, swords, and diamonds. Throughout his service with the Luftwaffe, Major Hartmann can often be seen in period photos wearing a short leather flight jacket, which he no doubt acquired during the early part of the war when he was posted in France. Many Luftwaffe fighter pilots had this same style of jacket which they purchased themselves at ordinary clothing and motorcycling shops in France. In fact, they were actually referred to as "Cyclists Jackets" by the Luftwaffe pilots. Made of fairly lightweight materials with a close cut design, they appealed to the German fighter pilots because of their stylish look and practical use in the cramped cockpits of their aircraft.

Complete with leather loops and pebbled zinc buttons for slip on shoulder boards, this beauty is ready for what ever rank "Flieger" insignia you choose. The 2 original twisted cotton thread loops are still intact over the right breast along with the original aluminum Luftwaffe breast eagle. Constructed from a very soft and supple brown grained leather that's been well cared for and treated with "Pecard's" leather cream to assure it stays soft and doesn't dry out. Complete with all of the original hardware including "VITEX" zippers on the upper pockets, all 5 Moroccan brown enameled brass snaps on the lower pockets, cuffs, and waist, both double D-ring waist band adjusters, and the front zipper which is stamped "BREVETE S.D.G.D." on the left hand catch. However...the zinc zipper pull on the front is broken which is unfortunate but not uncommon for an unrestored treasure that remains in "as found" condition except for the Pecard's leather treatment. The interior is lined with a finely woven ribbed wool while the sleeves are finished with a white and brown pin-striped satin rayon. The lower pockets are lined with the same interior wool, while the upper pockets are lined with a gray wool with tiny multi-colored dots in a herring bone weave. Over all this rare jacket is in outstanding condition considering it was definitely worn in combat. There's no damage worth mentioning other than the zipper, but plenty of evidence of wear on the cuffs, collar, and shoulders from the parachute straps. 40 inch chest.
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Complete Ski-Jäger Uniform. Everything you need to set up a mannequin is here...except the skis. This entire grouping came out of a trunk that was stashed in an attic for 60+ years. I would like to sell the entire grouping together since it came that way, but I have decided to list each piece with it's own price and will consider parting it out if I'm unable to find a buyer for the entire collection.

A. Starting at the top, it includes an insulated skull cap, made from an off white heavy cotton with 2 green celluloid buttons, stamped with a "2" on the interior.

B. There is also a field green/gray knitted wool toque to keep his neck warm. This piece could be worn like a scarf, or since it is a cylinder, it could be pulled over the head and worn around the neck and face for extra protection. This piece is not pictured on my mannequin, but it can be seen at the bottom of the page.

C. Next is a thigh length sheep skin parka with 15 of the 18 original celluloid buttons remaining: 6 up the front, 2 at the collar, 2 on each cuff, and 3 on each of the extra large canvas pockets...the right hand pocket is missing all 3 of it's buttons. There are 4 vent slots, 1 under each armpit and 2 on the chest. This parka was well used with 3 period repairs: 1 one the right sleeve and 2 on the left pocket and flap.

D. Next is a near mint blue/green wool shirt with all of the 11 original celluloid buttons intact. Extra long in the waist with shorter sleeves and a half open, 5 button breast.

E. For warm fingers this set comes with a set of wool lined mittens featuring a separate section for the trigger finger on the right hand. Both mittens are stamped the same as the cap with a "3" on the right hand and a "2" on the left. Although these appear to be unused, I think they were exposed to moisture. There are rust spots from something they were stored with, perhaps the rusty buckles on the backpack, and the wool on the interior is breaking down from dry rot. The gray canvas exterior is actually in great shape despite some water and rust stains and still perfect for display purposes.

F. This set also include a MINT and very rare pair of gray wool Mountain Troop trousers. Partially lined with an off white linen and stamped with the size "88 82 114 98" and the year "1941" on the front waist band. Complete with all 13 of the original celluloid buttons intact. 4 pocket design, 3 on the front including one for a pocket watch, and 1 on the right buttocks, all have scalloped flaps. 2 Adjustment straps on the hips with blue anodized buckles. The cuffs have 3 reinforced holes each for the 2 extra long straps which secured the legs so they don't ride up when slipping into the boots.

G. Speaking of boots, these are incredible, very RARE, and in near mint condition. The leather laces weave through 14 steal eyelets, rusted, but all are intact. The leather soles are in great shape with 5 steal plates at the toe, and 1 on the heel, with a grove cut into the heal for securing the ski bindings. Stamped "DERMATA 18" on the sole and "A.944.IV.PI." in a rectangle with a "K." in a circle on the interior in green ink.

H. Of course he needs wool socks to keep his feet warm, these were definitely used but there are no holes and perfect for display.

I. On his back he carries an extra large back pack complete with all the grommets, straps, buckles, and cotton chord used to pull the top closed. There is 1 small hole in 1 of the pockets and 2 minor tears where the back straps meet on the reverse, definitely caused by the weight of the gear this man had to carry.

J. Finally there's a pair 6 1/2 foot or 195 cm long set of ski furs made from a heavy off white canvass with a black seal fur backing. They're stamped "213" which refers to the ski length with the same type face as the mittens and cap. They were attached directly to the skis to pull the man up a hill. The seal fur allows the skies to slide along smoothly, but prevent him from slipping backwards. These are not shown with my mannequin, but are pictured at the bottom of the page.
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E M43 Sniper's Smock (Tarnjacke für Scharfschütze).

This is an extremely rare garment that I'm certain very few of you have ever seen in the flesh...a "Tan & Water" camouflage pattern sniper's smock, complete with the original camouflage mesh face veil!

The Germany Army began developing camouflage clothing and equipment in WWI, introducing the new geometric "splinter" camouflage pattern in the early 1930s. Splinter camo saw it's first use in late 1931 with the development of the "zeltbahn" or quarter shelter/poncho. It was later modified and designated "Tan & Water" in 1934 when the geometric patterns were softened and the colors slightly altered....then again in 1944 when the geometric patterns were blurred even more bringing about the final "Tan & Water" pattern camo which is what we see on this 1943 model sniper's smock. The first M42 Heer camo smocks were constructed from their original splinter pattern camo, and were based on the first Waffen-SS camo smock design of 1942. This was a hoodless smock constructed from the Waffen-SS "Oak A" pattern camo. 2nd pattern M43 smocks for both organizations saw the addition of an integral hood that was large enough to accommodate a helmet. The SS used their new "Oak B" camo which was printed on a machine roller, while the Army went with their Tan & Water camo which the Army and Luftwaffe used until the end of the war. Sniper's smocks saw their introduction in 1943/1944 with the addition of an integral camouflaged face veil.

This rarely seen M43 sniper's smock was constructed late in the war from a light weight cotton duck fabric, roller printed with the final "Tan & Water" pattern camouflage. Although well worn with several small holes and some damage to the right cuff, the fabric is in amazing condition with minor soil and some gray mildew spots inside the hood...probably from being stored in a humid climate for several decades. The waist and collar draw strings are missing...the green string at the collar is actually a modern boot lace, but it works well as a replacement. The face veil is constructed from a loosely woven rayon(?) netting printed in the same color and pattern as the smock. It appears to have shrunk a little with several small holes, but it's 100% intact making this a very desirable garment. The only marking on this piece is a partially legible manufacturers's National Factory Code Number that appears to read "RBNr. 0/1142/0025". RB numbers like this replaced the manufacturer's trademark stamps in 1942 as a security measure in an attempt to conceal the manufacturer's name and factory location, protecting them from allied bombing raids on German industrial factories. This stamp can be seen on the interior flap of the right pocket.
UC129 $2300.00
E Wehrmacht Panzer leather tank suit with black wool lining. Maker's tag in collar, original control tag in pocket, all insignia has been removed. Full leather tank suits are extremely rare. U004 $395.00
E+ BDM Grouping with ID Book, Proficiency Badge, and Jacket. This incredible grouping came together and I was told it all once belonged to BDM member Annemarie Seidl Nr. 359887. Born in München on 4-7-18. The grouping includes her early BDM brown velvet jacket or "Weste" complete with an HJ sleeve membership diamond, a Süd Baden District triangle, and a small sports event pin on the left lapel. The original green RZM tag is still intact as are all the BDM marked resin buttons....except for the 2 extras on each sleeve at the cuff. Also included in this grouping is Annemarie's BDM Proficiency badge stamped "RZM M1/15" and "B" on the back and her Membership ID booklet dated 1-10-33 complete with her photograph, 4 ink stamps, all her personal information and her work cards with stamps dating from 1933 to 1940. There was also a flatwire Jungmädel breast badge for wear on her summer uniform or blouse tucked inside her ID book that was never sewn on....a nice little addition to this outstanding and very rare grouping. U078 $1500.00
M- Kreigsmarine Costal Artillery (Land Based Units) Hooded Surcoat (Übermantel).

Although German Naval uniform designs date back to the beginnings of the Prussian Navy in 1948, Kreigsmarine land based units like the Costal Artillery utilized designs similar to the Wehrmacht with various and assorted greatcoats constructed with field gray wool. In 1934 the German Army began producing the "Übermantel" or surcoat which was a heavy and fully lined overcoat designed for "stationary" personnel such as drivers, sentries, and guards. The surcoat was to be worn over the top of the smaller greatcoat in extremely cold weather.

Never worn(?), this mint beauty is constructed from a heavy field gray/green wool with a dark blue/gray blanket wool lining and a retractable hood. It features a double breasted front with all 12 of the original gray enameled anchor buttons intact, 2 slanted flapped pockets, fully sewn and very tall French cuffs, a "riding" or "marching" slit up the back with all 3 original field gray/green bakelite buttons, and a broad overlapping belt on the reverse waste line secured with 2 more original anchor buttons. An absolutely perfect example of a garment too few German soldiers could afford to purchase themselves which was normally the case for EM and NCO personnel. 46 inch chest.
U095 $500.00
M Police Officer's Gray/Green Wool Greatcoat with slash pockets. Mint and unissued, constructed from a fine doe skin wool. The gray satin/rayon liner is perfect. All the aluminum buttons are original and intact marked OLC. No markings, tags, or insignia. I bought this as part of a grouping along with a tunic and visor, all were Police, and all are made from the same fine wool. Beautiful! U060 $395.00
M Police NCO light weight 6 pocket summer tunic. Constructed of heavy ribbed cotton with bullion collar tabs, green body, and white piping. The shoulder boards are green and Silver braid. There's a maker's tag in the interior pocket, named to the owner (illegible) and dated 1939. These light tunics are very rare especially in this condition. Absolutely perfect!!!!! U033 $595.00
NM NSDAP-SA Brown Shirt. Gau level with blue piping around the collar and collar tabs. 9 Political Style National eagle buttons with a pebbled background and an incredible guilt finish, marked "RZM M5-8 Extra Fein." 5 guilt pebbled belt hooks waist. Constructed from brown cotton with a cloth RZM tag on the inside cuff and a partial white linen liner. Collar tabs are brown wool with a beautiful ribbed bullion guilt tressing featuring a repeated swastika pattern, minor mothing on the wool. RARE and in incredible condition. Does not include the medals or belt shown in the picture U062 $395.00
M DRK-Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross) Tunic. Mint, unissued, with no insignia. Charcoal gray wool with a black satin liner and nice early nickle buttons marked OLC inside a diamond. 3 inner pockets and belt hooks. U059 $295.00
E++ Smersh Major Uniform, Tunic and Breaches. This extremely rare uniform is piped in blue with Gold Bullion shoulder boards, one brass star, and twin blue lines running through them, somewhat soiled. The riding style pants are also piped with blue and re-enforced in the "sitting" area! This rare uniform is uncleaned and 100% original WWII period. U057 $345.00
NM Heer/Waffen-SS Unmounted Officer's Breeches (Stiefelhose).

There was a large variety pants made availably to both the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS due to the special needs of the different branches such as Mountain and Ski troops, Panzer and Assault Gunners, field or combat personnel, and Calvary or mounted personnel. These various styles included basic drill or combat trousers, tapered "keilhoss" pants, ski pants, Panzer or armoured personnel trousers, various dress pants, standard straight legged long pants, assorted breeches, and assorted riding breeches like these. Originally German riding breeches were produced in a stone gray material until new regulations in 1940 dictated a change to field gray. EM and NCO personnel were issued garments from government suppliers while officers and senior NCO's were allotted a clothing allowance that allowed them to privately purchase higher quality uniforms from armed forces clothing depots or private tailors. EM personnel had the option to purchase higher quality clothing as well, but rarely took advantage due to the fact that they simply could not afford to do so.

These are private purchase officer's grade breeches, tailor made from a fine Italian Gabardine wool with 5 button cuffs. Complete with all 18 original black bakelite buttons on the cuffs, French fly, and pockets with 7 wooden buttons on the interior waist for suspenders and underpants(?), each of which reads "SOLIDE ELEGANT" around the perimeter. There's one small horizontal watch pocket at the right front waist line, 2 slanted, scallop flapped pockets on the front, and one horizontal scallop flapped pocket on the right seat. The waist is adjusted with 2 double D-ring belts at the sides as well as 5 belt loops for a narrow belt if needed. The interior waist and fly are lined with silk rayon while the 3 pockets are constructed from a cotton HBT (Herring Bone Twill) material. 32 inch waist with a 26 inch inseam and moderate flares at the thighs.
UC123 $600.00
E Heer/Waffen-SS Mounted or Calvary Officer's Riding Breeches. (Reithose)

There was a large variety pants made availably to both the Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS due to the special needs of the different branches such as Mountain and Ski troops, Panzer and Assault Gunners, field or combat personnel, and Calvary or mounted personnel. These various styles included basic drill or combat trousers, tapered "keilhoss" pants, ski pants, Panzer or armoured personnel trousers, various dress pants, standard straight legged long pants, assorted breeches, and assorted riding breeches like these. Originally German riding breeches were produced in a stone gray material until new regulations in 1940 dictated a change to field gray. EM and NCO personnel were issued garments from government suppliers while officers and senior NCO's were allotted a clothing allowance that allowed them to privately purchase higher quality uniforms from armed forces clothing depots or private tailors. EM personnel had the option to purchase higher quality clothing as well, but rarely took advantage due to the fact that they simply could not afford to do so.

These are private purchase Officer's grade breeches, tailor made from a fine Italian Gabardine with a reinforced leather (gray suede) seat and zippered cuffs with 4 button holes on each as an optional closure. Complete with all 8 original black wooden buttons on the fly and 4 slanted flapless pockets with "SOLIDE ELEGANT" and a star around the perimeter. (The top button on the fly is bakelite, but it's the exact same design and make.) There's a small horizontal pocket watch pocket on the right front waist line with a small ring sewn just above and to the right for the watch fob chain. The waist is secured with a simple 2 piece steel closure hook and is easily adjusted with 2 double D-ring belts at the sides as well as 4 belt loops for a narrow belt if needed. There's 2 hand sewn straps with snaps on the inside waist band for holding the underpants in place. The interior waist/crotch area is partially lined with various patterned silk rayon and 4 large cotton/rayon pockets. the left rear pocket sports a small white oil cloth manufacturer's label, but the text has all but washed away with nothing left but the numbers "11" in the lower right hand corner. These tailor made breeches were obviously worn with minor wear at the waste and cuffs, as well as a period repair on the fly and what appears to be a tailored sizing to the pleats at the back. 34 inch waist with very wide flares at the thighs.
U097 $500.00
NM+ Luftwaffe Officer's White Dress Gloves.

These gloves were purchased with the Luftwaffe Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant) Uniform Grouping U124 listed above.

Construction from an incredibly soft rayon(?) fabric with the feel of a fine doe skin wool. Each glove features 3 long darts on the back with reinforced cuffs an a single caramel colored celluloid snap at the wrist. Each snap is stamped "H & D" over a hunting horn on the reverse of the plated female fittings. The plated male fittings are stamped with 9 clam shells around the perimeter of the reverse, with a slotted star like cage over the knob on the obverse giving them a spring tension grip.
U127 $100.00
E+ Wehrmacht/SS Winter Issue Long Underwear Set.

Large size constructed from white cotton with a 3 button fly. This underwear set and items U099, U100, and U101 listed below came with U076 "Complete Ski-Jäger Uniform" listed in the SOLD section near the bottom of this page.
U098 $100.00
NM NSDAP-SA gold/brown Tie. Total length is 47 3/4 inches. Made of fine satin with the darker brown edge on lower front tip. Stitching remains from maker's tag. Very nice, near mint condition, and 100% authentic! U061 $48.00
NM Winter Wool Scarf. Machine knitted with a mottled grey wool rayon blend material with a black stripe at either end. U100 $30.00
E++ Hitler Youth Swallows Nests. Constructed from wool, both the red front and black backing. White tressing is lightly soiled. All 10 hooks are intact. Text book and in excellent ++ condition. U049 $75.00
F++ Early Hitler Youth Swallows Nests. Constructed from cotton with heavy ribbed satin backing. 4 of the 5 hooks remain, the center hook on each is missing. Minor repair on the bottom of one. U048 $65.00
E Hitler Youth silver Bullion Swallows Nests. Ribbed bullion tressing is early construction real silver wire type-beautiful "tarnish" patina. Machine sewn onto heavy black cotton backing. The backs are white fine cotton, hand sewn together with 5 hooks. U024 $125.00
E Snow shoes, complete and in excellent condition, but by 2 different makers. U035 $28.00
F Political Leader's attache case. Constructed from high quality pig skin with simple carved swastika. The stitching has unraveled on one side, and one buckle is pulled from case, but still there. Easily repaired, very nice piece. U020 $100.00
E Large Field Medical case. This leather case is in excellent condition. The leather is still very supple with all the hardware intact. U029 $55.00
E++ Hitler Youth Pony Skin, Wood Frame, Back Pack. The owner's name, the date 1938, and a single rune for HJ-DJ are written on the front leather loops. The pigskin leather is edging and straps are great. One end with buckle are missing. The field green canvas is slightly faded on the exterior and has a small mouse chew hole on the inner flap. The original cardboard back "stiffener" is still inside! This is an incredible find, in very nice shape considering it was a kid's. U043 $125.00
E++ M39 Canvas Back Pack (Tornister).

The design for the 1934 model "Pony Skin" back pack (listed above) was fashioned after the late 1800's Prussian and early 1900s Reichswehr packs with minor variations. They were supposed to be replaced 5 years later by the M39 packs which were constructed with combat Y-straps as seen here, but limited production of both models continued through out the war because they're construction was too expensive and time consuming. For this reason a wide variety of cheaper canvas packs like this one were produced along with canvas rucksacks, pouches, and bread bags.

Constructed from a bright olive drab canvas with an olive/brown linen interior. The flap features a large interior pocket that's secured with a single dished zinc button. All of the leather straps and hardware is intact and functioning perfectly with no damage other than typical wear. The black leather reinforced trim at the top is stamped (not pictured) with the marker's name and address (illegible) inside a double circle with the date of production "1940" in the center. The black leather Y-straps straps are almost 5cm wide at the top tapering down to 2.5cm where a 2nd strap and buckle is mounted with a 2 piece steel and aluminum rivet. The steel hardware is finished with a field gray enamel paint. One of the straps is stamped with an RBNr. (National Factory Code Number) "0/0250/0566".
U016 $85.00
NM Swiss made Pony Skin Backpack maker marked J.T. Schannen Wohlen. You can see the Swiss stamp above the name Wohlen. The little cross and Sz, which probably means Schweizer zeugamt. (Swiss quartermaster). Wohlen is a town near Bern. All the leather is intact and still supple with 98% of the hair remaining. Probably post war around 1947. U056 $75.00
E- M31 Tropical Bread Bag (Tropen Brotbeutel).

Designed to carry rations, utensils, and other personal items, the haversack or "bread bag" of the late 1800's was adopted by several German military, political, and paramilitary organizations in 1931, each distinguished with a certain color.

Constructed from a water resistant tropical or desert khaki canvas with a multi-piece black and brown leather belt system. Despite lots of use and some minor wear, all of the hardware appears to be intact including a plated steel belt hook in the center, one plated steel D-ring, 1 zinc dished button (replacement?), and 6 unusual flat head steel buttons that were attached like a rivet. The 5 flap buttons are fitted with brown leather washers on the reverse to prevent the buttons from tearing through the fabric. The interior is divided into 2 pouches, the inner most of which is pleated across the bottom for extra expansion. Unfortunately the shoulder strap is missing, but this is not unusual since most were discarded or used for some other purpose. One of the button down shoulder strap loops is reinforced with a khaki colored suede leather, a rare feature that you don't see very often.
U133 $85.00
NM Anti Gas Sheet Bag. Constructed from a field green cotton canvas with green enameled buttons. Ink stamped on the inside. U013 $25.00
NM- Luger Hard Shell Holster-Black, with the original breakdown tool inside. Very nice Early example stamped --K. Voegels, Koln-Deutz 1936. The leather is in perfect condition and has not been polished or treated. The original breakdown tool has 98% of the original blue finish with very minor aging. In original as found condition-rare! U063 $250.00
E+ P38 Hard Shell Holster-Brown. Steel oval closures have 4 domed rivets and leather strap intact. Stamped Lyo, WaA 77 with the national eagle above, and P38. Supple leather with some minor scuffs, but all original finish! NICE! U064 $225.00
E++ P38 Soft Shell Pistol Holster.

In 1938 when it was first introduced, the P38 pistol came in a hardshell holster until the 2nd pattern softshell holster like this one was introduced in 1943. Constructed from a smooth, molded, blackened leather with a fold over flap and vertical closure strap that hooks to a steel stud mounted on the fold over flap on the left side. There's a single spare magazine pocket on the right side front, and a single wide belt looped on the right side reverse. There are no maker marks that I can see, but there's plenty of evidence of use with no significant damage.
U115 $100.00
NM PPK Holster brown for Police with the owners initials inside in black ink. Very nice! P116 $145.00
NM Matched Set of Black K98 Ammo Pouches with Matching RB Numbers. (Patronentaschen 98K)

The design for the WWII German K98 ammo pouch was fashioned after 2 similar pouches from 1909. There were minor variations through out the war with 2 distinct models. The earliest design had 3 straps on the front to secure each lid, and 2 more straps on the reverse that secured the pouch to the belt. These belt loop straps were sewn and riveted to the case at the top, then fed through a leather loop before hooking to the stud on the bottom. The 2nd pattern pouches had the same 3 closure straps on the front, but the 2 belt loops were attached to the back with 2 sets of steel rivets. Another difference between the 2 models was the hardware. The rivets, D-ring, and studs on the early version pouches were aluminum while the later version featured steel hardware which is what we see on this perfectly matched set. I decided to list these as a set not only because they are perfectly matched, but also because the general practice was to issue 2 pouches to front line personnel while 2nd line personnel received only 1 pouch.

Although this set shows some minor wear, it doesn't appear as though they saw much, if any, action. Constructed from a thick cow hide with a pebbled texture and black finish. Machine sewn with a heavy white cotton thread with minor wear and rust to the steel hardware, most of which can be seen on the D-rings which are secured to the back of the center compartment with a strip of black leather folded through the ring and attached with the same heavy white thread and 2 steel rivets. Each compartment contains a band of cat gut which was designed to separate the ammunition stripper clips. These bands fit snuggly inside the compartments, held in place with 2 steel rivets. Both pouches are clearly stamped "RBNr." over the manufacturers's National Factory Code Number. "0/0675/0122". RB numbers like these replaced the manufacturer's trademark stamps in 1942 as a security measure in an attempt to conceal the manufacturer's name and factory location to protect them from allied bombing raids on German industrial factories.
P268 $120.00
E Brown K98 Ammo Pouch (Patronentaschen 98K)

The design for the WWII German K98 ammo pouch was fashioned after 2 similar pouches from 1909. There were minor variations through out the war with 2 distinct models. The earliest design had 3 straps on the front to secure each lid, and 2 more straps on the reverse that secured the pouch to the belt. These belt loop straps were sewn and riveted to the case at the top, then fed through a leather loop before hooking to the stud on the bottom. The 2nd pattern pouches had the same 3 closure straps on the front, but the 2 belt loops were attached to the back with 2 sets of steel rivets. Another difference between the 2 models was the hardware. The rivets, D-ring, and studs on the early version pouches were aluminum which is what we see on this pouch, while the later version featured steel hardware. The general practice was to issue 2 pouches to front line personnel while 2nd line personnel received only 1.

Constructed from a thick cow hide with a pebbled texture and Moroccan brown finish that has darkened everywhere except on the back panel. Brown holsters and ammo pouches were more commonly used by the Polizei while black was utilized by the armed forces. Machine sewn with a heavy white cotton thread and reinforced with aluminum rivets. The aluminum D-ring is secured to the back of the center compartment with a strip of brown leather folded through the ring and attached with the same heavy white thread and 2 aluminum rivets. Each compartment contains a band of cat gut which was designed to separate the ammunition stripper clips. These bands fit snuggly inside the compartments, held in place with 2 aluminum rivets. The manufacturer's trademark is positioned just below the D-ring on the back side of the center pouch. Although it's a little faint and hard to see, their logo appears to be a large "S" with smaller intertwined "L" and "A" inside the top and bottom of the "S". Blow this is the date "1938" over "LUDWIG SCHROEDER" with the factory location in "ANSBACH" Germany at the bottom. The inside of the center compartment lid is stamped "B 38" in black ink. This early model pouch shows plenty evidence of use, but the leather is still soft with no cracks or damage worth mentioning.
P269 $50.00
E Ammo Pouch (brass spring/clip inside) marked B IV, backward S, f inside the lid. I'm not certain about the origin. P095 $40.00
NM Grenade Launcher Pouch. Stamped WA 219-cx642. U015 $65.00
E+ Tropical M31 Canteen with Bakelite Cup.

This is a 1931 model standard issue 8 liter canteen. The design was based on the WWI 1893 and 1907 models but with minor modifications. Constructed from aluminum with an olive drab wool cover, olive drab canvas web carrying strap/harness, steel hardware with gray enamel paint, and a black bakelite cap and drinking cup. Originally the M31 canteens were constructed from aluminum like this one, but with a brown wool cover and leather straps. Later they were manufactured from steel because aluminum became more essential to the war effort. In late 1940 with Germany's impending entrance into the North Africa Campaign the covers were changed to an olive drab with web straps for longer wear in the tropical climate. The cover was replaced again in 1940 by a plastic impregnated wood that offered even more durability. M31 canteens like this one were eventually issued to personnel in Europe as well as leather stocks were depleted towards the end of the war. It's in excellent condition with no major damage, but there is some minor mothing to the wool cover on the reverse under the strap near the neck, the leather retaining strap is torn, and the top of the 2nd snap is missing. All of the hardware including the bakelite cap and cup are maker marked, as is the wool cover at the closure, but I didn't want to take a chance by undoing the snaps again for a photo so you'll just have to take my word for it.
U116 $140.00
E M31 Canteen with Steel Cup.

This is a 1931 model standard issue 8 liter canteen. The design was based on the WWI 1893 and 1907 models but with minor modifications. Constructed from aluminum with a maker's mark and date "KCL 41" stamped on the neck. It features an early and rarely seen tan cotton/wool blend cover, black textured leather carrying strap/harness, steel hardware with black enamel paint, and a tooled steel cup painted with an olive drab enamel and marked "RF143" in raised text. It's still in excellent condition despite the fact it obviously saw lots of use. There's some minor soil and stains on the cover and the cup shows some minor rust inside and out, but all the snaps are intact and the leather straps are complete with no cracking or significant damage.
U117 $100.00
E++ Nazi Marked Binoculars & Case with US Customs Approval Tag. Black leather case is in great condition! The multi piece spring closure is stamped with a pyramid inside a circle. The upper edge of the case is marked WaA 326 with a large full winged eagle and 1941. The inside is lined with tan leather and shows minor age cracking. The brown leather strap is dry, with a buckle and 2 snaps, marked DRGM 1282208. The Binoculars have a rough grain leather cover and are marked Carl Zeiss-Jena, Binoctar, 1448476, and 7X60. There is some minor age corrosion, but the optics work and they are pretty nice! The US Customs paper tag is on the top of the lid. P175 $195.00
E++ Gas Mask Canister with the extra set of lenses still inside the upper storage compartment. It has a couple minor dents, but looks great! Waffen amt on the bottom and dated 1938. DAK tan straps. Extremely nice, all original piece!! P123 $95.00
NM Luftschutz Issue Gas Mask in the Original Box. The top of the box is stamped VM F RL1-39/86 vertrieb bemas & S, Luftschutzgestz genehmigt- one corner cracked. Operating instructions included. Mint mask is Waffen-amt. Size 12. RARE GROUP! P082 $125.00
E++ Welding goggles with flip up lenses. Nazi German period with a multi piece black pigskin "mask." Aluminum flip-up lenses attached with aluminum rivets. It has the original elastic head strap with both nickle "adjustment" clips. Dry but nice! P137 $68.00
NM Heer Officer's Over the Shoulder Sword Hanger (Schwertgehänge).

Simple construction from a heavy 48mm (1 7/8" inch) wide, khaki tan colored rayon strap with brass plated steel slide adjustment buckles. The brass plated steel spring clip is mounted to 2 hour glass shaped leather pads with a 19mm (3/4" inch) wide leather strap, sewn over creating a loop for the clip. All of the leather is finished in a rusty red color with a cross hatched texture on both sides.
UC125 $150.00
NM Kriegsmarine Officer's Dagger Hangers. UC121 $575.00
E Deluxe Wehrmacht Officer's Dagger Hangers.

This set of deluxe hangers is in excellent condition despite some very heavy tarnish to the ornate oak leaf fittings. The brocade straps are the nicest I've seen in quite some time. There's some minor wear on the reverse, most of which can be seen at the buckles, but most of the fragile aluminum wire is intact with only minimal breakage. The back of the straps are covered with a dark field gray/green velvet that still retains 90% of it's nap. As I mentioned above, the zinc alloy hardware is badly tarnished, but this is cleanable if desired and 85% of the matte silver (rhodium) wash is still intact. The suspension bar and slide clips are stamped D.R.G.M. which stands for Deutsche Reich Gebrauchs Muster (German Empire Registered Design).
U119 $150.00
E++ Wehrmacht Officer's Sword knot. Green cloth strapping with 2 rows of 3 bullion lines up each side. Bullion and green alternating (specs of bullion through green also) slide and stem. Green with bullion specs wrap top of acorn. Acorn is all bullion. P079 $98.00
NM- Feuerschutzpolizei (Fire Protection Police) Officer's Sword Troddle.

The knot on this beauty is constructed with a wooden core wrapped in white cotton thread then covered with alternating 1mm double twist cotton chords, 2 wrapped in silver wire separated by 1 wrapped in carmine cellion. The cap is done the same way but with thinner gauge chords. The stem is constructed from what appears to be a thin sheet of tarnished silver covered with a checkerboard open weave netting that was woven with a fine gauge silver bullion chord. The stem is topped with the same thin gauged silver and carmine chords used for the crown. The slide is braided with 2 strips of thin black leather and a 4 strand braided silver wire chord with heavy tarnish. The "cat's anus" is constructed from a carmine cotton/wool blend fabric, the waffenfarbe color of the Feuerschutzpolizei. The 36cm blackened leather strap is decorated with 3 triple silver wire stripes with some minor green corrosion that tells us this is indeed silver wire rather than aluminum with a fair percentage of copper.
U110 $65.00
NM+ Schutzpolizei (Protection Police) Officer's Sword Troddle.

The knot on this minty troddle is constructed with a wooden core wrapped in white cotton thread then covered with alternating 1mm double twist cotton chords, 2 wrapped in bright aluminum wire separated by 1 wrapped in green cellion. The cap is done the same way but with thinner gauge chords. The stem is constructed from a thin sheet of aluminum covered with a checkerboard open weave netting that was woven with a fine gauge aluminum wrapped chord. The stem is topped with the same thin gauged silver and green chords used for the crown. The slide is braided with 2 strips of thin black leather and a 3 strand twisted chord twisted from 3 aluminum wire and 2 red rayon threads. The "cat's anus" is constructed from the same 1mm green cellion chords used to construct the knot, green being the waffenfarbe color of the Schutzpolizei. The 36cm blackened leather strap is decorated with 3 stripes, 2 of which are sewn with 3 bright aluminum wires with a single stripe of triple strand red cotton thread running down the middle.
U111 $65.00
E+ Luftwaffe/DLV Officer's Portepee.

The knot it's self on this piece is in near mint condition with do damage or significant wear. It's constructed with a wooden core wrapped in white cotton thread then covered with a 1mm double twist bullion (aluminum wire over cotton) chord with a red wool "cat's anus". The stem, slide, and 23cm tie strap are in excellent condition with minor wear. They're constructed from a bright aluminum coated cellion chord, most of which has worn away from use.
U113 $75.00
F+ Wehrmacht EM/NCO Bayonet Troddle. Silver gray cloth strap with a white stem and slide, and silver gray acorn which is missing it's top cap. Still serviceable. P149 $28.00
NM Early SA Short hanger, the leather is near mint and the unmarked Nickle buckle is riveted construction. P046 $85.00
E DRK-Deutsches Rotes Kreuz (German Red Cross) EM Hewer Frog. Constructed from cow hide with a natural rough finish on both sides. Sewn with heavy white chord and reinforced with 4 steel rivets...all of which are slightly rusted. U086 $150.00
NM Black Dress Dagger Frog. Constructed from black leather with 2 rows of stitching and 2 steel rivets. No major damage other than a couple nicks here and there...typical of a piece that saw some use. U082 $100.00
E Black Patten Leather Officer's Dress Dagger/Bayonet Frog.

Constructed from cow hide with a thick black "patten leather" finish. There's no damage worth mentioning, but much of the finish is spider cracked or slightly deformed....typical for this thick and pliable coating.
U084 $85.00

E 98K Bayonet Frog. Brown leather, rough side out with 4 rivets and 3 rows of heavy white thread. Maker marked on the back but illegible. P120 $85.00
E+ Black Equipment Strap. 15mm by 56mm black strap sewn with a heavy white thread. Complete with the original plated steel buckle and fastening knob. U089 $40.00
E+ Wehrmacht Towels.

Each towel measures approximately 16" x 30" inches. They're constructed from cotton with field gray/green stripes woven through the centers. The boxed Wehrmacht eagles and "H.U." are stamped in a very dark blue/black ink. Each towel has a maker's label sewn into the seam at the top and bottom. They're difficult to read but I believe they say "Malino".
U101 $50.00
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E++ Tan strap for a bread bag in the original tin box. 46 inches long with the original buckles and keepers intact. It's hard to find these straps by themselves, especially in the can. P183 $35.00