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.
GERMAN WW2 ARMY PANZER OFFICERS M36 MODEL TUNIC.
Field grey four pocket M36 model tunic with six button front and dark green collar in near mint condition. All insignia is original to this tunic. Field grey tunic with dark green collar complete with matching silver collar patches with panzer pink piping and which are nicely subdued with age. Pink piped panzer officers shoulder straps for the rank of Captain and featuring two gilt metal rank pips and unit number for the 9th Panzer Regiment, the shoulder straps are also nicely age subdued and perfectly match the collar patches. Fine quality silver bullion breast eagle. Loops on tunic for one award and medal ribbon bar. There are several tiny moth nips mostly on the reverse side but the tunic is still in near mint condition as they are extremely minor, please see photographs. The interior of the tunic features a grey silk lining and it is also fitted with a dagger hanger. Panzer tunics are hard to find and always in demand. Near mint.
SA DAGGER BY SUD MESSERFABRIK COMPLETE WITH RARE VERTICAL FROG HANGER.
Superb early nickel example that has never been cleaned and has a nice age patina. All early nickel silver fittings are in fine condition, the lower crossguard reverse side is SA group marked Fr for the SA Franken Group. The brown wooden grip is in perfect condition and it is complete with SA insignia and eagle. The blade is in very nice condition still retaining much crossgrain, the obverse side features the SA motto and the reverse side the makers details, Sud Messerfabrik Gefrees. Matching brown anodised scabbard retaining much original finish and fitted with matching nickel silver mounts. Complete with scarce brown leather brown vertical frog hanger, the reverse side of the metal clip is maker marked. A very nice and impressive set. Exc++
SA DAGGER 1933 MODEL BY EICKHORN WITH RARE VERTICAL HANGER.
This is a really nice early production dagger that has never been cleaned and has an attractive age patina, the dagger is by Eickhorn and it features there early and seldom seen large oval trademark. All early nickel silver fitting, the lower grossguard is SA group marked Nrh for the Niederrhein SA group, the under side of the crossguard is also marked 5 which is the manufacturers bench number, a feature which is unique to early Eickhorn daggers. The grip is in mint condition and it is inset with the SA insignia and eagle. The blade is in near mint condition and it has much crossgrain remaining, the obverse side features the SA motto and the reverse side features the Eickhorn Solingen trade mark and as mentioned above it is the large version of there trade mark which is much harder to find than the small oval type. The scabbard still retains much original brown anodised finish just showing light age and wear with one tiny dent to the reverse side. The nickel fittings have a matching age patina. Complete with hard to find brown leather vertical hanger. A really nice SA dagger with rare trademark and vertical hanger. Exc++
THIRD REICH CASED GOLD ADAC AUTOMOBILE ORGANIZATION BADGE AND MINIATURE.
This scarce award was produced during the Third Reich for the automobile organization and was awarded in bronze, silver and gold, the example i have is the rare gold grade. Oval gilt oakleaf wreath with central design of a large eagle with letters ADAC. The reverse side features pin and hook. Complete with matching miniature stick pin miniature of this badge. Both badges are complete with there original red leatherette presentation box which is factory fitted for both awards, the interior lid of the box has the award description printed in black letters, Allgemeineiner Deutscher Automobil club e.v. Sitz Munchen. A rare complete set especially being in the gold grade of this award. [Condition: Near Mint]
GERMAN LAND CUSTOMS M43 STYLE CAP.
Fine quality field grey cap with green customs piping to the crown. Silver aluminium metal land customs cap eagle attached to the front of the hat with three metal pins. The cap flap is held in place with one single button. The interior features a black quilted / padded lining, there is a size mark but it is faded and difficult to make out now. The green leather sweat band is in perfect condition. This actual hat is featured in the reference book, Einheitsfeldmutze by Daniel Fisher and Oliver Lock, page 17 (please see photographs). A rare and difficult to find Customs officials hat and being illustrated in a highly regarded reference book makes it even more desirable. Near mint.
WAFFEN SS M43 MODEL OFFICERS CAP.
This is one of many original Third Reich hats that were discovered at the Statini film studios in Czechoslovakia in the 1990's, the film studio built up a huge collection of original German uniforms and regalia at the end of WW2 to use in propaganda and historical films. The hat is produced in field grey cloth with officers silver piping to the crown. Attached to the front of the hat is the Waffen SS skull and eagle insignia on field grey backing, this is probably a latter replacement as many of the Stetini hats and uniforms were missing insignia which were latter replaced. The hat is fitted with a single metal button to the front of the hat. The interior of the hat has an artificial grey silk lining with various ink stampings, 2246/43 the 43 is probably the date of manufacture, it is then marked with size stamp 56 and then two further stamps which are for the Statini film company but these have been inked out as they often are. Bargain price because of the reasons stated above, these SS officer M43 caps are normally much more expensive. Exc++
SS DESK EAGLE ON MARBLE BASE.
Bronze Nuremberg style eagle with blackened finish, the eagle is clutching a black oakleaf wreath with large silver swastika (the SS colours) and sitting on a black plinth with SS runes within in a circle with an ornate border. The eagle is then mounted on a marble base with one small faint hairline crack to the marble base. The marble top has two small wells probably for a pair of ceremonial candles. Originally discovered many years ago at a UK flea market (boot fair), when I purchased this figure recently it was partly covered in an unsightly post war gold paint, this has been professionally removed at considerable expense and it is now back to its former glory. Approcamatly 8 inches or 20cm in height with base. A very attractive eagle and this is the first SS example I have owned. Exc++
VERY RARE & EXTRA DELUXE SHORT MODEL HUNTING DAGGER BY ALCOSO COMPLETE WITH HANGER AND KNOT.
Only two company\'s produced the rare deluxe short model hunting association dagger, Eickhorn and Alcoso, the Eickhorn model is rare but the Alcoso version is exceptionally rare and this is only the second dagger I have offered for sale in over 35 years. The silver pommel is decorated with oakleaves and acorns. Beautiful stag horn grip displays the Third Reich silver hunting association insignia featuring a stags head with swastika and letters DL. The crossguard is decorated with oakleaves and the clamshell features four stags and deer in a forest design. The mint blade is triple etched and features long panels on the obverse and reveres sides featuring wild boars, deer and hunting dogs in a forest design and the reverse side is also maker marked Alcoso Solingen and features there 1938 / 1940 pattern trade mark, the spine of the blade is also engraved with oakleaves, the blade is in superb mint condition and could not be improved. The matching green leather scabbard is fitted with two matching silver fittings, the upper fitting is plain but the lower fitting is highly decorated with a stag in forest design. Complete with green leather hanger and hunting style knot, silver bullion strap with double green lines, the acorn features green and silver top with silver base, the acorn is also slightly larger than some and it is very impressive. An exceptionally rare Third Reich dagger, I believe this is the only Alcoso example for sale at the moment on any site, the last one to sell in 2022 was considerably more expensive than my dagger. Approximate size 17 inches or 43cm. Near mint condition.
SS CHAINED LEADERS DAGGER, 1936 MODEL.
This is an especially nice SS officers dagger in superb condition and it is fitted with type 1 chains which are much harder to find than the type 2 chains. The SS chained leaders dagger is one of the most desirable of all daggers, no collection is complete with out at least one example and many hope to obtain an example of both types. The fine quality crossguards are in near mint condition. The black wooden grip is in superb condition with no chips or cracks and it is complete with eagle and SS runes badge. The blade is very impressive as it is in near mint condition, the obverse side features the SS motto and the reverse side is plain with out a makers name which is correct for the SS chained officers dagger and is what you hope to see. The scabbard retains 98% original black paint, the wear is mostly o the reverse side, the three silver fittings are also in fine condition, the ball to the lower fitting is perfect and the central mount is decorated with six linked swastikas .The chain as mentioned above is the scarce type 1 pattern, this chain type has two strait connecting links that connect to the clover leaf and the interior of the clover leaf it is marked DRGM, each link is decorated with SS runes or skulls, the reverse side of one of the links is stamped with the SS Kulturzeichen SS runic acceptance stamp. Complete with black leather belt loop and silver knot which could be worn if the owner was a member of the Waffen SS or SD, the knot has some slight oxidation from age. Superb set which are always in very high demand. Close to near mint condition.
BRITISH GEORGIAN 1827 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD.
This is hard to find and very early George the 4th British naval officers sword which still retains some original gilt finish. The lions head hilt is large and very impressive and the basket hilt displays the crowned naval anchor. The white fish skin grip is in perfect condition. Long impressive and wide blade is double etched with King George the 4th Royal coat of arms, naval anchor and all set in decorative etched panels, the blade is maker marked, PROSSER TO THE ROYAL FAMILY, 9 CHARING CROSS, LONDON, the blade shows some age marks but over all this is a very nice blade. Black leather scabbard with matching gilt brass metal mounts. A superb Georgian naval officers sword circa 1830. Exc++