– Collectors Connection – Rare World War II Polish Army Colonel of the Carpathian Uhlan Regiment, 2nd Polish Corps. This rare set includes the colonels British -made Battle Dress jacket, trousers and beret. The British cut Battle Dress jacket features the rank insignia of a Polish colonel on each of the epaulettes. On the left sleeve is insignia indicating the city of Warsaw. Above this is the insignia patch indicating Poland. On the right sleeve is the shield and cross insignia of the British 8th Army. The enameled lapel badges are for the Carpathian Lancers Rgt. Above the left breast pleated pocket are the officers awards for valor that include from the top ribbon down;
Virtuti Militari V ( Polands highest award for combat bravery in the face of the enemy)
Polish Cross of Valor for courage and valor on the battlefield
On the left pocket is the badge of the 3rd Carpathian Rifles Division. The jacket is accompanied by the colonels beret that he worn with his rank insignia and his straight leg wool trousers. All articles of clothing display matching buttons and construction. The beret, jacket and trousers present consistent period wear. The coat is approximately size 38. It was the Polish Army contingent that first entered Monte Cassino. Very rare. $2500.
– Very rare late war complete Volkssturm uniform set including tunic, trousers and sidecap. Panzer Rgt . unit marked. Late war construction presents a n interesting study of use of foreign uniform parts and materials. Excellent condition overall. Period photographs support wear of overseas caps by Volkssturm personnel. $3500.More Photos
– Rare Saxon Uhlan officer visor hat with Ulanka tunic and matching trousers. . The rare visor hat is in mint condition and the interior presents the officers monogrammed initials. The complete ensemble to include the separately listed Tshapka is offered at $13,250. Sold without the tshapka , the price for the Ulanka, trousers and visor hat is $5500.Ensemble does not include the cross belt.More Photos
– Extremely rare Luftwaffe berfallhosen ( tropical pants, long). These trousers were worn by Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager and flight personnel in tropical areas. These trousers are made of tan heavy cotton twill. The trousers feature a distinctive single flap button pocket on the left thigh area. This pocket is secured with a single metal scoop dish button. The fly is closed with four small plastic buttons of which two are gone with time. Two additional tan plastic buttons secure the waistband. There is a built-in cotton belt with a sliding metal buckle. There are two horizontal pockets on each side and a single flap buttoned pocket on the seat. The interior waistline displays six tan buttons for attachment of braces. The size and faint maker stamps are also along the waistline. At the end of each pant leg is a cinch belt with metal buckle for closure and adjustment. The size is approximately 34.0 inches waist x 30.0 inseam. The size is not guaranteed. $6,500.More Photos
– Rare Army Gross Deutschland Infantry Oberleutant tunic. This tunic features matching shoulder straps with officers GD cyphers on each board. The white piped officer bullion collar tabs are machine sewn. OIver the right breast pocket is an officers bullion eagle that displays wear. Over the area of the left breast are two sets of loops. On the right sleeve is a rare Gross Deutschland bullion cufftitle done in Sutterlin script. The unmarked interior displays medium period wear. Gross Deutschland was the premier division of the German army serving primarily on the Eastern Front suffering heavy losses. $3000.More Photos
– Army panzerjacke by Holz & Binkowski. This 2nd style panzerjacke presents pink piped (waffenfarbe) sewn-in shoulder straps and matching machine sewn collar tabs. The wrap is cut in the proper army style. The front buttons have been moved indicating size adjustment. The interior is partially lined with tan cotton fabric material. The well-known Holz & Binkowski maker stamp is evident along with the size stamps. $4500.More Photos
– Army artillery assault gun wrap for a Hauptfeldwebel. This wrap features matching red piped shoulder boards and machine sewn collar tabs. Over the right breast area is a machine zig-zag sewn subdued gray machine woven breast eagle. There is a single set of loops on the left side. The interior is partially lined with artificial silk. Inside the left interior chest pocket is an RBN number stamp. Suggested offering price $4,000..More Photos
– Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Div. theater made nco tropical tunic. This tunic displays matching HG shoulder straps for the rank of Hauptfeldwebel. The white piped straps with Luftwaffe blue underlay identifies the Hermann Goring div. Over the right breast area is a Luftwaffe embroidered eagle zig-zag sewn with tropical thread. The right breast area has loops for either a Spanish Cross or German Cross. The left breast area has a series of loops for the attachment of the ncos decorations. On the lower left sleeve is a hand-sewn nco Hermann Goring cufftitle.The underside of the pockets and and cuffs are lined with blue cotton material. The unmarked interior is partially lined using the same blue fabric. Suggested offering price $3500.More Photos
– Waffen SS M44 tunic with Gotz von Berlichingen cufftitle. The Waffen SS and Army M44 tunic is the final iteration of the German militarys drive the reduce production costs and materials. This rare tunic displays machine sewn SS runic and rank tabs. The shoulder straps display the pale yellow waffenfarbe as worn by personnel attached to a nachtrichten ( signals) unit. On the left sleeve is an embroidered SS eagle as worn by enlisted and nco personnel.The coat is made of late war wool and is free of mothing and stains. The interior is faintly marked inside the shoulder area of the left sleeve. Suggested offering price is $6,000.More Photos
– Waffen SS service tunic for the rank of Untersturmfuhrer with Gotz von Berlichingen cufftitle. This tunic features matching golden yellow waffenfarbe ( cavalry) shoulder boards for the rank of Untersturmfuhrer. The officer runics and rank collar tabs are hand-sewn. On the left sleeve is a bevo machine woven SS eagle. Lower on the left sleeve the GvB cufftitle. The interior is partially lined with the makers stamp being positioned inside the left breast pocket. The tunic is in excellent condition. Suggested offering price. $8500.More Photos
– German Army tunic of General-Leutnant, General der Infanterie Kurt Von Tippelskirch winner of the Ritterkreutz mit Eichenlaub. Gen. Lt. v. Tippelskirsch was born October 9, 1891 in Berlin-Charlottenburg. He began military service in 1910. He held commands with the 21st, 14th and 30th Infantry Divisions. On July 30, 1944 General-Leutnant Tippelskirsch was awarded the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross as the 539th recipient. General Tippelskirsch surrendered to U.S. Army near Lubbeck-Schwerin May 2, 1945. This service tunic features matching removable shoulder boards with one board having a replaced generals rank pip and machine sewn generals rank bullion collar tabs. Above the right breast pocket is a gilt bullion generals breast eagle. Above the left breast pocket are loops for a long ribbon bar. On the left breast pocket and below the pocket are three sets of loops for the generals badges and decorations. In the second button is a WWI spange for the Iron Cross 2nd class. All the gilt pebbled aluminum buttons match including those on the pockets. The exterior wool is a fine grade of officer wool. The interior displays period use as evidenced by wear and staining. The tunic was found to have the generals name on a slip of paper inserted into one of the French cuffs. The paper was used to identify the tunics owner while he was incarcerated in an American POW camp. As an Army commander and winner of the Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross this is a very rare offering. The condition is excellent. $6500.More Photos
– Rare Waffen SS panzerjacke with Hitlerjugend cufftitle. This Waffen SS cut panzerjacke features a hand-sewn Hitlerjugend cufftitle worn by personnel of the 12th SS Panzer Division. This panzer wrap displays matching removable pink waffenfarbe should boards as worn by panzer personnel. The collar tabs are hand-sewn with the SS runics tab being machine woven and the Rottenfuhrer tab being the standard enlisted rank style. On the left sleeve is an embroidered SS eagle. Below the eagle is a rank chevron indicating Rottenfuhrer. All buttons that secure the front are original to the wrapper. A single set of loops are sewn to the area of the left breast wear the Panzerkamkfabzeichen would be worn. The interior is partially lined and stamped with the size. This tunic comes with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Weitze Military Antiques. Suggested offering price $14,000.More Photos
– OFFERED FOR SALE HERE IS A 1870-1890S LEIB HUSSAR REGIMENT ONE SPENCER UNIFORM FOR A MAJOR (STRAPS, COLLAR, SLEEVE DISTINCTIONS) WHO IS OBVIOUSLY (MEDAL LOOPS) A VETERAN OF 1866 & 1870 BATTLES AND OTHR AWARDS. IF ONE REVIEWS THE PRUSSIAN RANGLISTES EACH YEAR FROM 1871 TO 1890 THE TOTAL NUMBER OF LEIB HUSSAR REGT ONE MAJORS IS BUT 4-6 IN TOTAL MAKING THIS A VERY RARE UNIFORM ACQUISTION.
TO FURTHER RECOGNIZE THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE LEIB HUSSAR SEE MILITARY ADVISOR ISSUE VOL. 14 4 FALL 2003 LEIBHUSSAREN-LH TO LEIBSTANDARTE ADOLF HITLER- LAH. P.O.R
COLLECTING THE RARE, UNIQUE & HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT
THE PRUSSIAN AND GERMAN (UNITED STATE) ARMIES OF 1871-1914 HAD THREE CLASSES OF OFFICERS; GENERAL OFFICERS, FIELD OFFICERS AND CAPTAINS/SUBALTERNS (LTN & OBLTN). REGIMENTS WERE LED BY THE LAST TWO GROUPS.
AN INFANTRY REGIMENT, OF 1800-2500 PERSONNEL, WAS COMMANDED BY A FULL COLONEL SUPPORTED BY 1-2 LT/COLONELS, 5-7 MAJORS, 12-16 CAPTAINS AND 25-35 LEUTNANTS.
A CAVALRY REGIMENT, OF 700-900 PERSONNEL, WAS COMMANDED BY A LT/COLONEL SUPPORTED BY ONE MAJOR, 5-7 RITTMEISTERS (A COURTESY TITLE ONLY USED IN THE CAVALRY FOR CAPTAINS- SINCE CAVALRY COMPANIES WERE TITLED AS SQUADRONS) AND 16-20 LEUTNANTS.
GERMAN CAVALRY CONSISTED OF KUIRASSIERS, UHLANS, DRAGOONS AND THE UNIQUELY UNIFORMED HUSSARS. IN THE FIRST THREE CAVALRY ORGANIZATIONS RANK DISIGNATION WAS IDENTIFIED SOLELY BY SHOULDER STRAPS AND EPAULETS HOWEVER, IN THE HUSSARS RANK DESIGNATION WAS IDENTIFIED IN ADDITION TO THREE DISTINCT COLLAR AND SLEEVE DESIGN FOR EACH OF THE EARLER MENTIONED CATEGORIES (SEE ENCLOSED ILLUSTRATION) THE HUNGARIAN, FRENCH, BRITISH, NAPOLEONIC, HUSSAR DOLMANS HAD NO SHOULDER STRAPS AND RANK DESIGNATION WAS FOUND ON THE SLEEVES AND COLLAR DESIGNS. THE PRUSSIANS ADDED SHOULDER STRAPS. THEREFORE, IT IS READILY RECOGNIZED THAT CAVALRY FIELD OFFICER UNIFORMS ARE EXTREMELY RARE AND HUSSARS IN PARTICULAR EVEN MORE. JUST LOOK AT THE NUMBERS; INFANTRY REGIMENTS 225-250, DRAGOON REGTS -26, KUIRASSIER REGTS -14, UHLAN REGTS -26, VERSUS 21 HUSSAR REGTS.
IN 1914 SEVENTEEN HUSSAR RGTS HAD ONE MAJOR WHILE LEIB HUSSAR REGT 1, H.R.4, H.R.9 AND THE KAISERS BODYGUARD HUSSAR REGT- L.G.H. HAD TWO MAJORS (THE COMING WAR?) SEE ENCLOSED EXAMPLE.
THE LEIB HUSSAR REGTS 1 & 2 WERE RARER STILL BECAUSE OF THEIR UNIQUE BLACK PARADE AND SERVICE UNIFORMS AND THE 4.5 X 3.5 INCH TOTENKOPF (DEATHS HEAD) SKULL ON THEIR BUSBIES.
FOLLOWING THE PRUSSIAN FREEDOM FIGHT OF 1813-1815 THE FOUR BRANCHES OF PRUSSIAN CAVALRY WERE UNIFORMED IN THE FOLLOWING MANNER; CUIRASSIERS – KOLLET, UHLAN-KOLLET, DRAGOON-KOLLET AND HUSSAR- THE DOLMAN. THE KOLLET WAS SHORT WAISTED IN THE FRONT WITH HANGING TAILS. THE PERIOD 1841/42 SAW DISTINCTIVE UNIFORM CHANGES FOR EACH CAVALRY BRANCH. THE DRAGOONS ADOPTED THE INFANTRY WAFFENROCK STYLE AS THEY WERE ALWAYS CONSIDERED MOUNTED INFANTRY. THE CUIRASSIERS ADOPTED THE LONGER SKIRT KOLLAR IN 1842 WHILE THE HUSSARS ADOPTED THE SPENCER IN 1841. THE INTERIM ATTILA WAS ALSO ADOPTED IN 1841 IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SPENCER. THE SPENCER WAS INTENDED TO REMAIN THE PARADE DRESS WITH ITS IDENTIFYING RANK INSIGNIA ON THE COLLAR AND SLEEVES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SHOULDER STRAPS JUST LIKE THE DOLMAN. HOWEVER, THE INTERIM ATTILA , NOW INTRODUCED FOR SERVICE WEAR, WAS DEVOID OF SLEEVE AND COLLAR RANK DISTINCTIONS WHILE ADDING A LONGER SKIRT HAVING FRONT POCKETS. GRADUALLY THE ATTILA ACQUIRED COLLAR AND DISTINCTIONS ALONG WITH PARADE WEAR HEAVIER BULLION LACE, THUS SUPPLANTING THE SPENCER. ENLISTED MEN RECEIVED THEIR SPENCER IN 1853. THE UHLANS TOOK LONGER TO UPDATE THEIR UNIFORM LOOK FOR OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN BUT ADOPTED THE ULANKA FOR EVERYONE IN 1853. $5600.00
– Complete and original NSKK officers brownshirt uniform with kepi, blouse, breeches, tie, whistle, cross strap, tie pin, dagger, belt, boots. All aluminum flatwire insignia. Brownshirt and kepi display RZM tags. Ribbon bar, SA sport badge and party pin included. Boots display normal period wear. All insignia is original to the kepi and shirt. NSKK dagger is displays original black paint to finish. Not a repainted SA. The wood grip is in perfect condtion as is the blade showing near 100% crossgraining. Suggested offering price $5500.More Photos
– Major General tunic with artillery generals sidecap. Displays general rank bullion eagle with matching rank boards and general rank collar tabs. Sidecap features bullion eagle with red artillery soutache. The cap is named to an artillery general who was a late war infantry division commanding officer . Mint minus. Suggested offering price $10,500. Sidecap and tunic can be separated Additional photos upon request.Collectors Connection has once again connected a serious collector with an item they have previously been unable to find. The generals sidecap illustrated here has been sold satisfying both parties. The uniform has a suggested sale price of $7500.Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Waffen SS Der Fuhrer officers visor hat, tunic, pants. Set displays field use. Originally acquired from well-known collection. Details will be provided to buyer. Visor hat displays use identical to tunic. Decorations are original to the set as purchased from the German veteran. Suggested offering price $43,500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Named Kriegsmarine Officer reefer jacket and matching trousers named to Korvetten-Kapitan K.K. Ludorff senior engineering officer of the 12th U-Boat Flotilla- Bordeaux, France. The reefer jacket and pants were tailored made in Bordeaux. This set comes with leather foul weather coat with double row of matching gilded buttons. Coat also has fur trimmed collar and shoulder epaulets with Arabic numeral 1 identifying officer as senior engineering officers coat ( if hanging in U-Boat bunker readying room). This set comes with matching condition and size foul weather leather pants.$4,000. for all four uniform items or $2600 for matching named reefer jacket and pants and $1650 for matching leather foul leather coat and pants. The 12th Flotilla C.O. was Korvetten-Kapitan Klaus Scholtz Knights Cross 12/26/1941, Oak Leaves 9/10/42, His U-108 was a long range Type IX B and he apparently chose Ludorff as his engineering officer because he was very familiar with Type IX boats like U-505 and the 12th Flotilla was primarily Type IX long range boats. The U-Boat badge is shown to illustrate arrangement of loops and is not available for purchase. .More Photos
– Luftwaffe Fallschirmjager fliegerbluse and sidecap with unit shooting star badge EMBROIDERED in the side panel for Sturm Regiment.This set was acquired directly from the German Fallschirmjager veteran in 1965 who operated a delicatessen on the street where the collector lived in Chicago, Illinois. The original FG badge was removed and the de-Nazified badge is not included. Comes with photo portrait of German veteran. His sleeve specialty badge reflects he was trained in heavy weapons. Suggested offering price $7500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– 3rd Prussian Guard Uhlan Stellvertreter ( Acting officer) circa 1912-1916. Note shoulder straps rather than epaulettes. Larger size as Guard unit. Excellent condition. Very rare ensemble. The medal brace only for display. Suggested offering price $6775 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Leib Hussar Spencer tunic is named to a Leutnant. The Spencer tunic was an earlier design prior to the introduction of the Attila. The busby has the parade plume.This is circa 1880s. All silver bullion is age tarnished. The belt and sash is not included. The suggested offering price is $12,500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Garde du Corps officers cuirass. A high quality reproduction set made from an original enlisted mans cuirass. This set was reputedly part of a group of ten sets made in England in the 1980s or 90s. Some were passed off as originals. This set may have some original parts on it but it is not an original set. It is being sold has a high quality reproduction. With wooden display stand and helmet mount. Suggested offering price $4000 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Life Guards officers cuirass and helmet, c. 1830. An early cuirass, but may not be as early as the helmet, Some replacement metal parts used in the restoration of the scales on the cuirass and some of the detail ornamentation and chin chain scales of the helmet. Bearskin helmet crest is a modern replacement. A fine representation of a very rare set of British armor. GC Suggested offering price $12,000 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Kings Dragoon Guards full dress officers uniform with tunic, officers helmet, breeches, gauntlets, belts, pouch and top-notch cavalry boots. With named helmet tin. c. 1900. VGC. Suggested offering price $8500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– 11th Hussars officers full dress uniform with busby and caplines, shoulder belt and regimental shoulder belt pouch, and sabretache. With other ranks breeches. c. 1900. Silver lace on tunic dulled, otherwise VGC. Suggested offering price $8500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Oxfordshire Hussars officers full dress uniform, busby, shoulder belt, levee breeches and unique boots. c. 1910. Silver lace dulled. No pouch. Winston Churchill was an officer in this yeomanry unit. Suggested offering price $3500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Extremely rare 7th Hussars officers uniform including vest, dolman, peleisse, shoulder belt and pouch, sword belts and sabre. c. 1835. Uniform belonged to 9th Earl of Scarborough, Lord Richard Lumley.Sabre made by Hamburger Harwood & Co. No 30 King St. Covent Garden. The shako is not for the 7th Hussars regiment and is for display purposes only. All other items pictured are included.Excellent condition. Suggested offering price $30000 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officers full dress uniform complete with bonnet, doublet, belts, kilt and plaid. With regimental dirk. VGC. Suggested offering price. $7500 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Late Victorian or early Edwardian period womens dress and feathered hat. Mounted on a tailored mannequin with a sweetheart belt to the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders around her waist. She is the perfect companion to the officer of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. If purchased with the officer: $750 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Royal Scots Greys officers full dress uniform complete with bearskin, tunic, waist belt, shoulder belt and pouch and breeches. Complete with proper regimental buttons, badges and plume holder. VGC. Suggested offering price $6000 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Royal Horse Artillery officers full dress uniform with busby and storage tin, shoulder belt and embroidered pouch. c. 1910. Busby tin named to A.C.E. Marsh. Marsh joined the Royal Flying Corps as a pilot in WWI. VGC. Suggested offering price $5000 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– SS Helferinnen named service jacket with skirt and very rare SS womans service cap. The matching jacket and skirt are constructed of light gray gabardine wool. The jacket is features the cloth insignia of the SS Female Auxiliaries that was oval shaped with alternating piping with the SS runes on a black field. This insignia is hand sewn over the left breas pocket. On the left sleeve is amachine sewn embroidered SS enlisted eagle. The front is secured by three large plastic buttons. Having never been worn, the two hip pockets have never been opened are sewn closed. The interior is lined with gray cotton. There is the original manufacturers cut tags still affixed. One tag identifies the owner who ordered the uniform – Ailberg another tag the size and SS Bekleidungsamt Wein and dated Oct. 22 1944. The matching long skirt also has the owners tag and manufacturers tag. The entire set is highlighted with the addition of a Helferinnens service cap. The cap is distinguished by its design that gives the cap a distinct forward/frontal display and having no side panels. This black wool cap also has an oversized, embroidered eagle that is characteristic of this cap.The caps exterior has no mothing or stains and is in excellent condition. The interior has a black silk (moir) sweatband and black polished cotton lining. There is a single size stamp, 54 indicating a smaller head size. This is a mint and extremely rare offering. Suggested offering price $17,500.Additional photos upon requestMore Photos
– Waffen SS Unterscharfuhrers panzer enlisted mans jacket (wrapper) with yellow-piped reconnaissance boards. This stunning black panzer jacket was probably worn as a walking out uniform judging by the condition of this jacket. Manufactured of very high quality black wool the jacket features yellow piped shoulder straps indicating reconnaissance. The machines machine sewn tabs are original to the jacket. On the left breast area are three sets of vertical loops for decorations and badges and three horizontal loops for a clasp or ribbon bar. The interior is lined with black polished cotton. There are size marking on the upper left chest area. The number 525 is stamped near the size stamps. This stunning coat has an embroidered SS enlisted eagle machine sewn on the left sleeve. This jacket is an excellent example and impossible to upgrade. Suggested offering price $16,000 Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Waffen SS Der Fuhrer Obersturmfuhrer tunic with DF cyphers. As described by owner:
all elements are original to the tunic. everything matches concerning its condition and is period tight sewn. Its an army style Officer tunic. From the insignia one has to say 1938/9 as during early 1940 the SS3 collar patch would be replaced by the normal runes with no number. It is for sure a walking out or best quality tunic and not one taken into combat. so, hence the condition. A remarkable feature of this tunic is the lack of black underlay boards AS EXPECTED on pre war uniforms from SS1 /2 and 3 as stated on the Beavers reference. as far I can remember, this can also be read at the cloth insignia of the SS book. the introduction of the black underlay boards was not until early 1940 before that , from 1938, officers wore the Army style and then even after this date sometimes continued to do so. So for the SS-VT period for SS3 etc the army style are the ONLY ones you must see.Suggested offering price $16,500. Additional photos upon request.More Photos
– Waffen SS Totenkopf Oberbayern Infantry Obersturmfuhrer tunic and trousers. Features period applied hand-embroidered silver wire Totenkopf right collar tab. Left collar tab displays rank of Obersturmfuhrer.The right sleeve displays a SS Ehrenwinkel ( Old Fighters chevron). Matching sewn-in shoulder boards with white waffenfarbe with black underlay.The left sleeve presents an officers flatwire silver eagle. Lower left sleeve displays rare Oberbayern Totenkopf hand-embroidered bullion skull. Left breast shows three sets of period applied loops for display of the officers decoration. Officer quality wool with matching trousers. Suggested offering price $25,000 .Additional photos upon requestMore Photos
– Collectors Connection – Rare Waffen SS nco panzer visor hat. The Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler authorized the wear of color piped waffenfarbe for a brief six months period in 1940. Colored waffenfarbe was continued to be worn throughout the war contrary to regulations that were seldom enforced particularly during frontline service. This nco panzer visor features pink crown and capband piping. The Waffen SS eagle displays a stitch of thread employed to secure the eagle presumably following the lose of an attaching reverse pin. This was a rather common occurrence as frontline replacement eagles and skulls were not ready available. The ribbed wool upper body displays areas of wear as one would expect to see in a hat that was used for frontline service. The interior is lined with copper cotton lining as is common in nco/enlisted visor hats. There are stamps indicating use by a film company following the war. The hat size is 57/58. Extremely hard to find. Offered at price $10,500.More Photos
– Saxon officers tshapka with parade rabatt for the 18th Uhlan Regiment. Suggested offering price $8750.More Photos
– Fallschirmjager M38 helmet with removed decal by CKL ( ET). This helmet features the smooth dark field grau finish implemented in 1940 after it was determined the apple green reflected too much light under combat conditions. This dark field gray finish preceded the semi-rough texture finish. The 2nd pattern eagle has been carefully removed. There are three small indentations that were most likely the result of combat. The interior presents a complete Fallschirmjager leather liner with the Karl Heisler makers stamps faded. The left side of the apron displays the owners name, rank or unit. The rear of the shell is stamped ckl68 with the production number 4226.The chinstrap is present but in fragile condition. Being an earlier issued piece, the internal liner band assembly was secured with four spanner bolts. Of these three are present with a replacement split brad being the replacement for the fourth. It was quite common for spanner bolts to loosen or dislodge. Suggested offering price $3999.More Photos
– Waffen SS M40 helmet,no decal with a Oak Leaf camouflage pattern reversible 1st model helmet cover. This helmet is named to Hauptscharfurer Huber. The helmet cover was added. The helmet cover displays period combat use. The three rocker clips are aluminum. The three panel water resistant cotton construction cover is secured to a helmet without a decal. The inside presents a full leather liner stamped 54. The rear apron exhibits the rank and name Huber and is stamped DN 519 and Q62 on the left side. This helmet comes with a Butschek Antiques Certificate of Authenticity. $8500.More Photos
– Army double decal M35 helmet by Quist. This helmet features the M1935 smooth apple green finish. The Heer decal is the Bigfoot eagle used by Quist. The national escutcheon is positioned on the right side. The exterior finish is in excellent condition showing no rust or dings. The interior reveals a nicely worn complete liner. The original drawstring is in place. The dome stamp is evident but illegible. On the left side of the apron is stamped Q64. The rear of the apron is stamped 2703. An excellent example. $3999.More Photos
– Army single decal M42 helmet with Italian type camouflage with wire shadow by NS. This helmet features a tri- color hand-painted camouflage. There is the shadow of where a wire basket once was that held foliage for additional camouflage. Looking closely on the left side of the helmet one can see the outline of the decal beneath the green and tan paint. The interior shows a complete combat worn leather liner with its original drawstring. A name is hand written on the leather liner. The rear of the apron is stamped NS64 along with the production number that is illegible. $2850.More Photos
– SS M42 single decal helmet by ckl (ET). This helmet features a single decal. The field gray finish displays normal field use. The interior displays a complete age darkened leather liner with the original drawstring. The rear of the apron shows the CKL68 stamp with the 2894 production number. $6,000.More Photos
– Waffen SS M40 single decal helmet by Quist. This helmet features a single decal that displays normal period use. The shell presents a field gray finish that is free of dents and rust. The interior features a size 58 stamped leather liner complete with original drawstring. I did not want to stress the chinstrap and have elected to leave it alone. The left side of the apron is stamped Q66. The rear is stamped with the production number 7597. Excellent plus example.$6500.More Photos
– Waffen SS Panzer M43 as worn by NCOs. This 1944 dated, single pebbled aluminum button M43 features factory machine sewn front SS skull and eagle. The black wool body is free of mothing and stains. The interior is lined with black rayon and is stamped with the maker, 1944 date and the size 56. It is of interest to note that the underside of the visor is lined with cotton blend fabric rather than black wool as is commonly seen. $5500.More Photos
– Waffen SS officer M43. This officer M43 was unquestionably field worn as evidenced by the wear exhibited. The factory applied crown piping presents the hat as having been worn during combat operations. The front SS skull and side eagle are the machine woven enlisted variety as commonly used on officer M40 and M43 field hats. Under the side panels is the strip of cloth that was used to secure the panels over the ears during cold wea