These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
NSDAP POLITICAL LEADERS DISTRICT FLAG FROM ORTSGRUPPE OHRNBERG.
Red cotton field with separately applied white circle and black swastika. Brown corner box with chain stitched name, Ohrnberg and blue edge piping for the Ortsgruppe level of leadership. Silver fringe to thee sides with seven silver metal pole rings to the fourth side, the rings are all RZM maker marked to the inside. Two small old repairs to the flag probably from the period of use, several minor stains to the white circle and also some minor moth nips but over all this is a really nice flag. Ohrnberg is a small town near Stuttgart in Gau Baden - Wurttemberg. Political leader flags have become difficult to find and this is the first one I have had for at least five years. Exc++
GERMAN SA MANS SOUVENIR BELT WITH EXTRA BADGES ATTACHED.
This very nice SA belt was a British serviceman\'s war souvenir. Brown leather belt with brass SA buckle, the British soldier has then attached a number of captured German metal badges to the belt comprising, two army cap cockades, panzer skull, SA kepi button and four army cap eagles. One eagle is attached with wire and all the other by there pins. Fascinating war souvenir, the collection would be worth considerably more if the items were sold separately but I prefer to keep it all together. Exc++
IMPERIAL GERMAN SWORD STICK BY WEYERSBERG SOLINGEN.
A fine quality antique German sword stick, pressing a small button in the handle releases a long steel blade which is marked Solingen on two sides of the blade and with simple decorative engraving, the blade is stamped with the makers trade mark which is a kings head with crown which I believe is a variation of the the Weyersberg Kirschbaum trade mark. The matching wooden scabbard is in excellent condition. A very good example and certainly better quality than most. Exc++
WW1 BRITISH OFFICERS SWAGGER STICK WITH CONCEALED BLADE..
British army officers swagger stick but this is a special private purchase example with a concealed steel blade. Pulling the handle away from the shaft reveals a long lethal steel blade. Complete with original wrist lanyard which is still in remarkably good condition, these are often missing or broken. When all that a WW1 British officer had to defend himself with was often just his service revolver this would have been a very handy and possibly life saving addition. Exc++
CASED BRITISH PILOTS AND NAVIGATORS PRESENTATION DAGGER BY WILKINSONS SWORDS.
Gilt heart shaped pommel engraved, Airtour. Brown wooden grip with mounted silver plaque which is engraved, Air Traffic Control Gatwick. Gilt decorative grossguard. The blade is in mint condition and it is etched in long decorative panel, THE GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND NAVIGATORS, It is also engrave with the Wilkinson makers mark. The dagger is complete with its original red leatherette box and it is inset for the dagger and fitted with two silver presentation plaques, large silver plaque to interior lid of the box engraved, GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND AIR NAVIGATORS SWORD OF HONOUR PRESENTED TO AIR TRAFIC CONTROL GATWICK NOVEMBER 1971, the second plaque is mounted to the base of the box and it is engraved, GUILD OF AIR PILOTS AND AIR NAVIGATORS FOR OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO GENERAL AVIATION. The lid of the box is marked in gold letters, WILKINSON SWORD with crossed sword design. The dagger measures approcamatly 16 inches or 40cm long. The dagger has some age as it is now over 50 years old. Near mint condition
ITALIAN FASCIST 1937 MODEL MVSN OFFICERS DAGGER WITH CHAIN HANGER.
Fine detail to the silver aluminium eagles head hilt. The black celluloid grip plates are in mint condition and the obverse side is inset with the Fascist insignia. The superb plated blade is in near mint condition. The scabbard retains 98% original black paint. Complete with gilt metal chain hanger, the suspension clip displays a large eagle with letters SPQR for the Italian senate and below this a large gilt metal M for the Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini. A difficult dagger to find especially in nice condition and this one is close to near mint condition.
THIRD REICH LONG MODEL FIRE SERVICE BAYONET WITH SAW BACK BLADE WITH SWASTIKA IN THE TRADE MARK .
The hilt retains almost all silver plating. The black celluloid grip plates are in perfect condition. The long sawback blade is very impressive and it is in mint condition, the blade stamped with company trade mark which features, a helmet displaying the swastika and with company initials LE, this is the trade mark for the company, Linnenbruger & Ellermann, this company specialised in fire service equipment. This is the only fire service bayonet that actully features a swastika in the design and so it is very desirable with collectors. The scabbard is also in fine condition retaining about 98% original back paint. Complete with black leather frog and fire service knot which shows some wear to the strap but it still looks very nice. Difficult and very desirable maker to find. ExC++
SET OF STRAPS AND KNOT FOR THE GERMAN 2ND MODEL RAILWAY LEADERS DAGGER.
A superb set in near mint condition. Silver brocade straps with double black lines, the reverse side of the straps have black velvet backing. The silver metal buckles are the rare oblong type which are much harder to find than the type with oval buckles, the metal spring clips are in good working order. Rare matching bullion portepee knot, silver cord with black stripes, the stem and the slide are also piped, the base of the silver acorn has a black bullion woven insert. If your Railway dagger is missing the hangers and knot this might be a unique opportunity to complete it. Near mint or better.