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Item 7369   A Super SS officers sword with knot and hanger

       

       

       

       

An example of the SS officer's degen which was produced at the SS run blade works at Dachau. This Dachau Degen is in super condition throughout. It has a stainless steel D guard with separate upper and lower ferrules. The D guard is completely textbook, with a teardrop quillon end. The lower ferrule has fine standing oak leaves separated by acorns. As is the case with the Dachau versions there is no background darkening to this design. The tang nut is a standard, nickel-plated steel type, showing mild traces of age but nothing bad. The reverse cover plate is also nickel-plated steel. The ebony grip is in perfect condition and is wrapped with tight nickel wire. The runes button is also stainless as is usual in Dachau produced swords. This button has fine, raised SS runes with a good background darkening. The scabbard has a Wotan's Knot that is also made of stainless steel. It is retained by two headless side screws. The lower mount is a pressure fit type that does not use screws to retain it. The scabbard shell is straight throughout and has fairly good original paint. This paint shows some dings here and there but is overall very nice. The unmarked blade is in choice condition, measuring 32 inches long. It has the conventional fuller and good, crisp edges. This blade remains in Mint condition. It has the standard Dachau type brown leather washer. The degen is finished off with a 100% original example of the SS officers sword knot. It is in decent shape with a well shaped and tightly woven knot head. The strap which is wrapped around the handle has a few weak spots but displays very well. The hanger is a variant that is unknown to me but it fits and it came on the sword so here it stays. Price $6000.00

 

 

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Item 7374   A pair of SS mess hall stoneware

     

This is a 3.5 inch plate and a small condiment bowl. Each marked at the bottom with SS property marks. They are matching dates but not matching manufacturers. Condition is as per photos. Excellent. $195.00 for the two.

 

 

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Item 7375   KM small plates

     

These are two KM mess hall plates. The 1940 dated one is abut 6.5 inches while the 1939 dated one is 6 inches. Perfect condition. $60 each or two for $100

 

 

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Item 7376   Luftwaffe gravy server

     

I use one of these myself. I like this one because it is late war. One doesn't see too many late war mess hall items. It's about 7 inches long. Perfect condition. $75.00

 

 

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Item 7382   SS Rottenfuhrer chevrons

  

SS chevrons for a Rottenfuhrer. Completely original. One has white tresse and the other has yellow-ish. $50 each.

 

 

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Item 7371  German Police officer's sword

       

 This sword has a full 36 inch blade. The guy who ordered it must have been about 6 foot four. It's got a great ebony handle and has a lot of nice detail to the police insignia. The blade is bright nickel with no damage. The scabbard is straight as an arrow with no dents. Complete with a knot. $950.00

 

 

 

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Item 7366  German officer's sword from the Carl Eickhorn "Field Marshal" series

     

   

Pattern 1714 - von Stein
Named for Heinrich Friedrich Karl Reichsfreiherr vom Stein (25 October 1757 29 June 1831) was a Prussian statesman who introduced reforms that led to the unification of Germany

This von Stein Pattern Sword is constructed with all all-brass hilt. The detail is excellent, showing little wear. The pommel and backstrap are decorated with fine oak leaves and acorns, as are the grip tabs, P guard and ferrule. The crossguard is a dotted line pattern that runs through the area, ending in a teardrop curl on both sides. The reverse is plain, with a raised area intended for a monogram. The grip is carved wood covered in black celluloid. This celluloid is in perfect condition and is wrapped with a skein of three aluminum wires. The scabbard is nice and straight throughout. It has excellent original black paint which is at least 95% intact. The blade is a quality example with fine, nickel-plated surfaces. It is in mint condition throughout and is marked with the 1935-41 Eickhorn Squirrel trademark. The original leather blade buffer is intact and in place. The sword is topped off with an original officers sword knot. $550.00 ON HOLD

 

 

 

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Item 7367  Luftwaffe model 1933 "first pattern" dagger.

       

     

I won't try to come up with any flashy adjectives to make this dagger out to be more than what it is. It's a medium condition example. Unmarked blade, decent condition through-out but nothing special. It is 100% original and in textbook configuration. Complete with knot. $500.00

 

 

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Item 7360  Early SS Officer sword/Eickhorn field marshal series

     

     

     

     

This is an example of a sword from the Eickhorn "Feldmarshall series". This model known as the "Prinz Eugen" and is the second rarest out of the 9 different patterns of the field marshal series. The "Prinz Eugen" was favored by SS officers in the years before they came out with the M36 officer degen.  The "Prin Eugen was also worn by Army officers on occasion. ( actually, if you just untie the knot from the handle of this sword, it becomes an army officer's sword.) This sword has with it; an original SS officers sword knot which is reportedly original to the sword; having been on it since it was obtained from the veteran source. The blade is 35 inches long with an overall length of 40 inches. The blade is well marked by Eickhorn and being nickel plated, it remains in excellent condition. The handle and cross guard retains a good amount of it's original gilding and the grip is in excellent condition. The knot shows just a bit of wear as can be seen in the photos but is 100% textbook original and has the black SS RZM tag sewn on the inside. This one is a great example. $2750.00 (I have seen the knots themselves being offered for prices $1500-2000)

 

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Item 7361  German officer's sword from the Carl Eickhorn "Field Marshal" series

     

     

Pattern 1765 - Prinz Eugen
Prince Eugene of Savoy (18 October 1663 21 April 1736), was one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history, rising to the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna

This is an example of a sword from the Eickhorn "Feldmarshall series". This model known as the "Prinz Eugen" it was favored by SS officers i the years before they came out with the M36 officer degen.  The "Prinz Eugen was also worn by Army officers.  This sword has with it; an original early style knot which was used by the SS before the advent of their own knots. The blade is 34 inches long with an overall length of 39 inches. The blade is well marked by Eickhorn and being nickel plated, it remains in excellent condition. The handle and cross guard retains 80% of it's original lacquer coating and the grip is in excellent condition. Being used by the SS or not, the "Prinz Eugen" sword remains a key example of the field Marshall series; being the second rarest out of the 9 patterns in the series. Price $1000.00

 

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Item 7383   Aluminum enlisted man's SS belt buckle

     

Here is a 1938 dated Aluminum SS buckle that has some wear and dents but is everything you want an original to be. $335.00

 

 

 

 

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Item 7391   WW2 Tombak KM Minesweeper badge

   

Here is an early Minesweeper badge in Tombak. I believe it is an unmarked R.K. but I could be wrong. It is 100% original and in fine condition. $120.00

 

 

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Item 7394   The "Boche" in surrender, 1945

     

This is a cool item that I picked up somewhere in France back in the 90s. Its brass cast and I believe it is 1945 vintage. It's about 5 inches tall. $50.00

 

 

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Item 7356  German SS officer portrait

  

This is a colorized portrait (Professionally mounted in a deluxe matted frame) of SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Helmuth Schrieber who was commander of 10/SS Panzergrenadier regiment "Deutschland" and won his Knights cross during the Kursk Battles in July of 1943. The portrait is printed on high-quality luster photo paper with 100 year ink. The portrait itself measures about 8 X 10 inches. The frame overall is 12 X 14 inches. Perfect to enhance the wall of your war room. I should make sure that you are aware that this is a newly printed photo in a modern frame. There is nothing vintage about this. It is purely ornamental. $35.00

 

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Item 7357  German SS officer portrait

  

This is a colorized portrait of an SS officer who I do not know his identity. He is well decorated and apparently was responsible for the single handed destruction of several enemy tanks. Professionally mounted in a multi-matted frame. The framed photograph is overall is 13 X 15 inches. Perfect to enhance the wall of your war room. I should make sure that you are aware that this is a newly printed photo in a modern frame. There is nothing vintage about this. It is purely ornamental. $40.00

 

 

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Item 7365  Cased Eastern People's badge 1st class

       

This is a first class eastern people's badge. I believe that it was issued in gold but the zinc metal of old badges has this annoying was of just absorbing the gilt; even when the badge is stored correctly. Still this medal is quite difficult to find in it's original box. The maker is unknown. The price is $250

 

 

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Item 7355  German cross in gold

  

  

There are copies and there are fakes. Fakes are intended to fool and are often so close that even experts will be fooled by them. This medal is a copy. I believe it is the best copy that you will find... It won't fool an expert but it's really pretty good. Compare it will a real one in the last photo. $90.00

 

 

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Item 7344  WW2 SS sleeve eagle

   

This is a nice un-used bevo sleeve eagle with a black wool backing. $250.00

 

 

 

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Item 7345  WW 2SS sleeve eagle

 

This wool sleeve eagle has been used and removed from a uniform. $200.00

 

 

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Item 7346  WW2 SS sleeve eagle

     

This one has a hersteller tag at the rear. Un-used, guaranteed pre1945. $275.00

 

 

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Item 7350  WW2 SS cap skull

     

Quite impressive, isn't it? No matter how real it looks...I believe that this is a reproduction and I am selling it as such. $100.00

 

Isn't this a cool photo? The back is captioned "George 1963". Looks like a WW2 vet wearing a mixture of war souvenirs. A customs visor, an army musician NCO waffenrock and N.S.D.A.P. armband. Don't forget the P-38 pistol.

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Item 7330  WW2 Army belt buckle

        

Here is an un-issued army belt buckle made by JFS. Just a tiny portion of paint is flecked off. Minty leather tab. $250.00

 

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Item 7331  WW2 Army belt buckle

        

Here is a buckle that would be difficult to upgrade. Minty leather tab and 99% original paint. $250.00

 

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Item 7316  Radio operator / air gunner badge in Aluminum!

        

     

     

This is about as nice an example as can be found. both catch and hinge are completely intact with no cracks or damage (a common problem with aluminum badges. The wreath assembly is in aluminum while the eagle/swastika is buntmetal. The case is original to the badge. $1700.00

 

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Item 7296  assorted stick pins

  

What would life be without a stick-pin every now and then? These are all priced at $20.00 each. Take your pick.

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