STOP !! Go no further. Before looking at this page, you really have to check out my "Garage sale"

 

Item 6760 WW2 German 98K bayonet matching ASW43

     

     

This is a decent matching ASW43 bayonet for the standard 98K rifle. The blade has some stains from old lubricant but no sharpening and no pitting. There is a "5" on the cross-guard of the bayonet and I have no idea what it means. Good grips with no cracks or damage. Everything tight and sound. The frog has sound leather and all stitching is intact and strong. There is a very faint RB number on the rear of the frog. $250.00

 

 

Item 6759 WW2 German MG42 display gun

     

The Iconic, 1200-rounds-per-minute, Nazi burp gun made notorious from the eastern front to Normandy!

This MG42 has an original receiver which has had it's center portion cut-away and replaced with a solid steel block. The barrel is welded to the front and cannot be removed or exchanged for a live barrel. The deactivation method is fully approved by the BATF and there is no way this gun can be converted into a live-firing weapon again. It is intended as a display. But what a great display it makes. The blue of all the steel parts is excellent with no pitting. As mentioned above, the receiver is original WW2 German produced (maker marked and dated 1943), the top cover is WW2 German; the rest of the gun is a mixture of Yugoslavian parts (As you know, the Yugoslavians adopted the MG42 for use by their army and produced thousands in the post-war years. The parts are interchangeable with the German wartime made guns. The sling is a post-war surplus type which is basically identical to the pre1945 sling used by the Germans. $3950.00

 

 

 

 

Item 6758 WW2 German parka and trousers, matching set

     

     

     

     

     

   

   

This is  set of the rare NON-reversible camouflage parka with trousers. Tan-water camouflage on the outside and a lining of grey artificial satin. The buttons are black bake-lite; sometimes referred to as "glass" buttons. The trousers have suspenders of rayon and camouflage cotton material; attached by wood toggles at front and rear.

This set has three flaws and I have tried to show them in the photos. 1.) a nickel sized hole in the rayon lining of the jacket at left upper back. 2.) A brown stain all-together the size of a half dollar on the lower part of jacket interior lining. 3.) There is a 3/4 inch part of a stitch-line that is undone on the sleeve re-enforcement panel. Other than these flaws, the set is in mint, un-issued condition. The jacket is size I and the trousers are size II. 100% guaranteed original pre-1945. ON HOLD

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Item 6746 WW2 German 8mm rifle ammo, extreme rare variant

       

This is pre-war aluminum core green tracer 8mm rifle/MG ammo. Used by the Luftwaffe for training purposes. I have 5 complete boxes if 15 rds. $50 per box.

(I can not, will not, can not, will not send these internationally)

 

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Item 6746 WW2 German artillery enlisted man's hat

     

   

Here is your basic issue enlisted man's visor hat from an artillery unit. Not dated but most likely around1940. No moth damage and no problems. $350.00

 

 

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Item 6750 WW2 German binocular optics cover

     

The description of this item is pretty much the same as the title of the item. The photos tell all. No cracks or damage. They fit either the 6X35 or the 7x50. SOLD

 

 

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Item 6753 WW2 Japanese grenade

   

   

A textbook example of the M97 Japanese hand grenade. These are really the quintessential GI souvenir from the Pacific. They were unusual enough to attract guys attention and portable enough to bring home. This one has all the internal goodies. The fire-pin and spring are in their but I was not going to dismantle this grenade to photograph them. $295.00

 

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Item 6755 WW2 German Luftwaffe officer's visor hat

       

     

Here is a fairly straight Pekuro visor hat with the Pekuro style cloth re-enforcement between the sweat band and the body of the hat.  No Moth damage and no soiling. the size is about 59. The lining looks like somebody pried into it. It is possible that the eagle was changed (?). $500.00 ON HOLD

 

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Item 6756 WW2 German MG34 receiver cover

     

     

This is a standard wartime canvas and felt cover for the MG34. All stitching is sound. All leather is supple. You will find no surprises with this one. $500.00

 

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Item 6757 WW2 German Waffen SS belt and buckle

     

     

     

This is a 1943 dated Overhoff belt buckle with the standard markings 155/43. These wartime ones were painted feldgrau and today are the most difficult to find. Not a lot of the feldgrau is left but it's clear t see this belt and buckle saw a lot of action. Note hw the belt was made smaller because the guy wearing it had lost about 3 inches from his waist line. The Russian Front does not put meat on a man's bones... The belt is marked and dated '44 but nothing to indicate that it is SS marked. SOLD

 

 

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Item 6740 WW2 German visor hat for Infantry officer

     

     

This is a very handsome piece, with a broad very firm looking front and a rounded, yet distinct crown. The wool is extremely good quality doe-skin. The fabric is in very good condition with only slight soiling around the outer edge of the top panel. The insignia is original to the hat; being high quality nickel plated and having a very nice patina. All stitching is intact and sound. The hat show light to moderate wear all the way around. The size is about 56. $700.00

 

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Item 6741 WW2 German visor hat for Panzer officer by August Schellenberg

     

     

This Panzer officer visor hat is made from a very thin weight field grey doeskin. The cap is nicely shaped but made to be lightweight as there is not much padding in it. The panzer pink piping is in great shape however there is a slight area of moth visitation on the top panel showing two chew spots as can be seen in the photos. The approximate size of this hat is 57. The gold rayon lining has some moisture staining from wear. The moisture shield has has a broad silver diamond "Ideal" logo with the small August Schellenberg bear at the top. $975.00

 

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Item 6742 WW2 German visor hat for officer of Military police or recruiting

     

     

A very scarce officer's Extramutze (Private purchase quality visor hat) with orange piping. Orange is among the most difficult to find waffenfarb colors in all of Third Reich collecting. This example is in pretty fine condition with no damage to the material. The inside shows general light wear. There is a full circumference black velvet insert around the bottom of the cap which is a characteristic of "Pekuro" visor hats.  All stitching is solid and sound. The insignia is original to the hat. The size is about 57. $1750.00

 

 

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Item 6743 WW2 private purchase EM artillery visor hat

     

     

This is a top quality private purchase example made of fine quality tricot material with red piping. The exterior really is in choice condition with NO liabilities to report.  The insignia is original to the hat being a zic eagle wit a brushed aluminum wreath/cockade.  All stitching is intact and sound. The size of the lining is 55 and is private purchase all the way with silver/grey silk material and a rhomboid moisture shield with makers name. SOLD

 

 

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Item 6744 WW2 Late war Luftwaffe M43 hat

       

     

This is a hat made in April or May of 1945 if ever I saw one... The material is lighter in weight than I generally see. The lining material is quite thin as well. The hat is marked only with a size marking. I believe that the insignia is original to the hat. Overall it has a shoddy appearance but is 100% original pre-May 8 1945. SOLD

 

 

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Item 6734 WW2 Luftwaffe flight visor hat By Christian Haug

     

     

Here is a pretty good example of your basic luftwaffe enlisted visor hat piped in yellow/flight piping. The wool has no damage, piping is intact with no visits by moth or mouse. The leather is intact and all stitching is sound. The celluloid diamond is intact. The size is 57. $400.00

 

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Item 6735 WW2 Luftwaffe signals visor hat by Robert Lubstein

     

     

Another very decent example of your basic Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor hat piped in saddle brown/signals piping. The wool has no damage, piping is in nice shape. The leather is intact and all stitching is sound. The celluloid diamond is intact; showing the manufacture by the prestigious hatmaker, Robert Lubstein of Berlin. The size is 57. $400.00

 

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Item 6736 WW2 Army winter fur hat

       

       

This is a very good condition size 56 winter fur hat as seen in wear by soldiers of all ranks all over the eastern front. The rayon lining is well marked and dated 1943. The metal eagle insignia appears to be original to the hat. The wool is free of moth damage but it looks like there is a mouse chew under the folded flap. These are among my favorite bits of headgear. $300.00

 

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Item 6737 WW2 tropical combat belt

       

This unmarked belt measures 99cm full-length which would indicate a 95cm waist size. It is in used condition with a leather tab that shows some surface cracks but remains completely sound. It is almost refreshing tom see a used example of one of these as so many have come from un-used stocks after the war. SOLD

 

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Item 6708 WW2 German camouflage mittens, used

     

These were intended to be used in conjunction with the camouflage parka and trousers. They are padded/lined with blanket material. One of these gloves is slightly mis-matched from the other as both are used (winter accoutrements such as gloves and scarves were collected from the troops in the spring and stored in bins for re-issue the following winter....so mis-matched gloves are the norm if they are in used condition) Both are marked. $80 for the pair.

 

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Item 6714 WW2 German belt loops

   

I have a few of these. The maker marks are worn just about off. But they are original and are sound and functional. $20 each.

 

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Item 6715 WW2 German gas mask filter carry pouch

   

   

A rare and very cool accessory; this is a carry pouch for a spare filter for the standard M38 gas mask. I believe that these were made because the Germans envisioned there would be situation where one mask filter would simply not be enough; such as pioneer troops who may have to work in places where gas has recently been used; cleaning up the field or marking gas poisoned areas. The pouch is completely unmarked. The cloth is typical light-weight stuff as used in sub-sectional compartments in rucksacks and things of that nature. The buttons are 3-holed dish types as used with Zeltbahns. They are zinc plated steel indicating pst-1940 production. Very nice shape all the way around. $55.00

 

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Item 6716 WW2 German gas sheet bag

     

One of the more ignoble of German combat items; to be sure. But look how well marked it is. Un-issued condition with spot-less material and functional snaps. $25.00

 

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Item 6717 WW2 German late war cloth MG42 gunner's pouch

     

You have to love items that are made out of this cheap, heavy cotton material during the last stages of the war. Note the red stripe running arbitrarily across the back. There are no markings on it but the design is totally recognizable as the last ditch pattern of the MG42 gunner's pouch. This one is the earlier type with a cloth divider inside (Yes; there was a later type which lacked the inner divider). I am guessing that the number penned on the front is the serial number of the MG which was served by the guy who wore this pouch. Yes, it was never too late in the war for the Germans to be anal about something. Pliable leather and sound stitching. $125.00

 

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Item 6721 WW2 German Sanitater medical troops canteen

   

     

Check out the photos. This one has it all. Good overall look, matching condition components and clear markings. The body is without dentage. (spell-check says that "dentage" is not a word but I know better....) The cover is without moth damage. The strap has come loose from the cap and I am not sure how to rectify that situation so I'll let you do it. That is after you give me $80.00 for this item.

 

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Item 6723 WW2 German wool mittens

     

Those three little kittens wouldn't have lost their mittens if their mittens had been like these. This is a pair of standard wool "trigger finger" mittens lined with blanket material and equipped with leather tong connectors to keep them together. I had a pair of these when I lived for a short time in Russia some years ago. I can attest to the fact that they work better than anything you can find at Walmart. Clean and un-issued. No marks or dates. I've never seen a pair that had them. $50.00

 

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Item 6692 WW2 German infantry officer Visor hat

     

     

This is a good basic example of a no-frills German officer visor hat which most likely was purchased at the army Kleiderkasse rather than tailor made; ordered by the officer. The wool is field grade and is with out any evidence of moth visitation.  There is a small brown stain on the top of the crown. I have not tried to remove it. (see pics) The sweatband is that composite paper-like material. The celluloid diamond bears no maker marking; which would be comensurate with it being a Kleiderkasse item. The size is indicated as 59 1/4. The red portion of the cockade is vented; which is generally associated with Robert Lubstein hats. This could be a Lubstein "economy model" (?) I don't know. But I do believe you will find this hat to be a nice example for display with any infantry officer uniform. $665.00

 

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Item 6694 WW2 Tan painted gas mask

       

       

You know; I had been collecting over 20 years before I got my first example of one of these tan painted gas masks. I do not believe that they were painted this way at the factory. But I don't believe that they were individually done because if they were, the soldier would have just painted over the whole thing rather than select portions. I think they were painted on a wide scale and to specifications set down by the ordnance department.  I believe they are later-war done rather than done in the North African theater; but I could also be wrong about that. Some of you tropical enthusiasts may be more informed about this than I. This example has all the head straps, clear lenses with no cracks, sound pliable rubber backing to the mask body and all the hardware functions as it should. This is the rarest of German as masks as far as I know. $200.00

 

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Item 6700 WW2 Period Jungvolk reader books

These are among the coolest things that the Germans came out with during the war. There was a whole series of these approx 32 page novelettes intended for young people to read about the heroics of the men in uniform. They are not well illustrated inside but the covers more than make up for that. The text is readable. Condition is generally sound with no major damage to any of them. There may be some pencil markings and frayed corners. $18.50 each.

A    B    C    D   E   

F   G    H    I   J   

K    L    M

 

 

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Item 6701 WW2 "Bastogne" road sign

    

      

   

You are going to love this. About 15 years ago I saw the original 1944 era "Bastogne" sign in the historical center just outside of Bastogne. The one in the museum had been taken by officers of the 101st airborne and years after the war donated back to the Bastogne museum. I took measurements and photographs and then got hold of a friend of mine in Prague who had contacts with somebody in an enamelware factory which is the last factory in Europe who still has contracts to make road signs (Europe is switching to the same type of printed steel ones that we use). I had them make this sign to the same specifications; slightly convex at the edges and layered enamel just as the original manufacturer did way back in the pre-war years when these signs were placed on each of the 7 roads leading into Bastogne. My reproduction came out quite good. PLEASE note that the quality of this sign will differ greatly from the modern copies which you may see available out there. They are cheaply printed or painted directly onto flat 10 gauge sheet metal.

I distressed the sign and shot a few holes in it (with an original MP40 and a Garand rifle; just in case you were wondering) and set it out to rust and weather. The end result blows the mind. It looks just like what one would expect to find if one visited Bastogne during or just after the battle. Look at the photos. They tell all. The size is about 14 inches tall by about 40 inches wide.

Whether you are a specialist in US WW2 "screaming eagles" related items...This can be the centerpiece of your war-room. The closest possible thing to the original. Cat not included. $365.00

 

 

 

 

You absolutely HAVE to check out this web site !

 

 

 

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Item 6689 WW2 MG42 50 rd drum

       

Here is an original MG34/42 50 rd drum; maker marked and dated 1944. It retains about 90% of it's ordinance tan paint. It has not been re-painted/reused by Yugoslavia. The paint is original factory applied; inside and outside. All parts present and functional. $250.00

 

 

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Item 6639 WW2 German pre-war political zeltbahn

     

     

This is a pre-war tan/brown zelt which would have been used by any number of different paramilitary organizations. It has round ink stamps on it near the bottom. I think the most likely use was for the SA or HJ organizations. $95.00

 

 

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Item 6661 WW2 German gas burn treatment

 

There is one of these orange bakelite bottles inside each gas mask carried in combat. It contains a salve for the treatment of gas burns. It's very hard to find these intact with their labels. $25 each

 

 

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Item 6673 WW2 German combs

     

You can buy one r the other of these combs. The one at left is a wooden one for combing your locks. The one at right is bakelite with fine teeth for ridding yourself of parasites. 100% guaranteed wartime. $25 EACH

 

 

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Item 6675 WW2 German lighter items

   

This is a tin tobacco box that I found which has two lighters and a box of wartime matches. The lighters would work if you install new flints and lighter fluid which is available at any smoke shop. $40 buys it all.

 

 

 

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Item 6624 WW2 German issue soldier's gloves

 

    Size 1

    Size 2

    Size 3

These are original WW2 German wool gloves as issued to soldiers of every branch of service. Good used condition with no moth damage, holes or worn-through spots. They are available in 3 sizes as indicated by the sizing rings knitted into them on the inside. One of the more ubiquitous items of WW2 German kit. Being as they are knit wool, the size is very forgiving. Basically they are small-medium-large. $65.00 your choice of size.

 

 NOTE: They way these gloves were issued is that with the onset of cold weather, everybody in the unit got a pair and wore them through the winter. When spring came, they were collected and stored in a bin with the division supply train. Next year, the bin was brought out again. Maybe it was topped off by a number of new pairs of gloves that came from army procurement; maybe not. Pairs were mated by size; not by condition or exact width and position of the size rings (which do vary; depending on the manufacturers) Unless a soldier was receiving a brand new pair from a bin that contained only gloves fresh from the manufacturer; he was not likely to receive a pair that matched identically. These gloves are not even right-left specific. Each glove will fit either the right or left hand. I have a number of pairs of gloves that came from a single source; a man in Germany who cleans out old estates. Basically, about 50 pounds of these gloves had been found in an old house. I have matched them into pairs as closely as possible. Some are exact matches; some are not. I'll do my best to accommodate you if you need a set which closely matches.

 

 

 

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Item 6628 WW2 German field phone battery

        

Who out there would like to have an original battery (with original label) for their field phone? I know I would want one if I didn't have one. This one is guaranteed to no longer contain electricity so you are going to have to pretend it does. $85.00

 

 

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Item 6596 WW2 German Luftwaffe map case

       

This is a 1940 dated brown leather map case made from pebbled leather. All is sound and supple with intact stitching. Named to a US soldier who apparently captured it. The map case has the celluloid removable map holder inside. Very difficult to find in this condition. $150.00

 

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Item 6597 WW2 German photo

     

This is a 2 X 3 inch original photo of Luftwaffe standard bearers with their regimental flag. A very clear shot showing great details. $20.00

 

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Item 6598 WW2 German photo

   

This is a 2 X 3 inch photo of early pre-war Heer soldiers with thier radio equipment. The star of the photo is the view of the early transition helmets. $15.00

 

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Item 6599 WW2 German Luftwaffe property Beer bottles

     

These are original WW2 Beer bottles which are marked as Luftwaffe property. It seems that Hermann Goring saw that his fly-boys had a bit of cheer on hand when they returned from bombing Westminster or Rotterdam... Very nice condition with no cracks or chips. The retainer wires have surface rust but are sound and still hold the sealers tightly. I have four of these that came from a Normandy Flea market last summer. I suppose they were found locally. $75.00 each

 

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Item 6601 WW2 German "Fettesbusche" fat container

   

This is an undated example of the fat container in black bakelite. It is a pre-1945 produced example made from real bakelite and NOT plastic. It opens with a half-twist of the interlocking threads. Just the way it should. No damage or cracks. Perfectly usable for any number of household applications. $60.00

 

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Item 6603 WW2 German "Fettesbusche" fat container, 1944

     

Thisis an undated example of the fat container in brown bakelite. It is a pre-1945 produced example made from real bakelite and NOT plastic. It opens with a half-twist of the interlocking threads. Just the way it should. No damage or cracks. Reddish brown bakelite is the best kind of bakelite. ON HOLD

 

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Item 6580 WW2 German wooden crate for artillery powder charges

   

   

  This is a box for powder charges for the 155mm artillery rounds. There is a slightly visible address on it indicating it was used as a container for some GI to ail home his souvenirs after the war. Dated 1944. The dimensions are 24 X 12 X 10 inches. Nice shape. $120.00

 

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Item 6579 WW2 German signal magazines

A Available

C Available

  Who doesn't love "signal" magazines. They were published in many languages and meant to be circulated in the occupied countries. Filled with articles about Germany's military adventures (for the sake of a "united Europe") as well as articles such as might be found in "Time" or "life" magazine here in the states. These issues are French language. Circulated through the Paris office of signal. I have five of them which I bought in France. Each is complete and slightly used. No torn pages or unpleasant surprises. The covers are just great. $25 each

 

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Item 6578 WW2 German fettebusche

   

  I have to confess that I have never seen a fat container exactly like this one before. It is about twice the height of the normally encountered ones and it opens with two full twists (unlike the half twist required to open the standard model) I am sure it is Pre-1945 as it is definately bakelite and not plastic. The glass insert is present. I believe it to be a pre-war model. $75.00

 

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Item 6545 WW2 Heer tropical shirt

  This is a well used original example of the M41 army issue tropical shirt. It has pleated pockets. One of the buttons is cracked. The markings inside the rear collar are no longer visible do to washing. Small repair at left upper breast near the collar. A very rare example. $550.00

 

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Item 6548 WW2 Trinkwasserbehalter, 10 liters

       

  Can you say "trinkwasserbehalter" 3 times real fast? This is a 10 liter original aluminum can for transporting potable water. It has 98% of it's original paint and the stenciling is very good. These are nearly impossible to find in this condition. $450.00

 

 

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Yes; it's twelve inches long.

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Item 6487 WW2 German soldier's chocolate tin

        

  This is an original (empty) tin of German WW2 Chocolate. It was produced specifically for the armed forces as it says “Wehrmacht-Packung” on the reverse. It was produced by the “Hildebrand” company of Berlin. The upper lid says “Scho-ta tola, (brand name) die "stärkende schokolade” (the revitalizing chocolate). The date on the upper lid is 1941. Price; $125.00

 

 

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Item 6468 WW2 German camouflage shelter 1/4 Zeltbahn

        

 Here is a fairly good example with excellent colors and an RB number maker mark. It is missing only 2-3 of it's buttons and some have been replaced so there is a mixture of zinc types. But all buttons are original Zeltbahn buttons. The top grommet is missing. Perfect for use or display. $150.00

 

 

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Item 6374 WW2 German Rural Gendarme Officer's shako

        

        

This Shako is made from a very nice grade of tricot material. Officer's style lining and chin-scales. It has a few loose threads at the top wearers right. $1280.00

 

 

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Item 6356 WW2 German tool box

        

I do not know exactly what this box is. It is unmarked. It has 80% of it's original ordinance tan paint. I tend to think it is a tool box or accessory box for a wagon or field kitchen. Let the buyer be the judge! $45.00

 

 

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Item 6321 WW2 German gas mask lenses in original packets

I have several sets of unissued gas mask lenses in their original packets. Each wax paper packet contains 2 lenses. each lens is marked with maker/date "KUG 44". Perfect for filling that empty lens compartment in your gas mask canister. $15 for one packet, 25 for two packets. $35 for three packets.

 

 

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Item 6094 WW2 German wartime issue cigars

     

These 4 inch long German ration cigars came from an opened box that had about 20 of them inside. It had the German "Steuerfrei" military tax stamp and also was stamped "Nur fur Wehrmacht". Sadly, I do not have the box anymore but you can still get all three of these cigars for your smoking pleasure. Price $25.00 for all 3.

 

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Item 6085 WW2 German soldier's cigarette lighter

        

An ever popular item. This aluminum body lighter has an engraved picture on it of a hunter's cabin. (must have been the sort of thing that a soldier would gaze at longingly while the Soviet artillery was falling on him) It is still completely functional and the metal cap is shiny enough that you can see my reflection it while I took the picture. Perfect for the personnel items display. Price $25.00

 

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Item 6071 WW2 German Water transport bag

       

Here is a fantastically rare item for those of you who are connoisseurs of rare field gear. This is the 20 liter carry bag for potable water. ( Note that I said "potable" not "Portable" but in this case both words apply). It has sound wooden handles and the canvas is in very nice condition. I cannot guarantee that it will still hold water after all these years but that's not why you'd be wanting to buy it anyway is it? (if so, then you'd be best to use canvas waterproofing on the inside) I bought this item in Normandy France some years ago and have recently upgraded it so it can leave my collection. It is not maker marked or dated that I can see. Price $155.00

 

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Item 6068 WW2 German set of 4 matching tent poles

     

Each German soldier was required to carry one of these poles. Four are needed to provide the center support of a zeltbahn tent. So I am selling a complete set of 4. No maker marks or dates but they are matching to each other and are 100% legit. $60.00 for the set.

 

 

 

 

 

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