Wehrmacht 'Heer' (Army) Obergefreiters (Lance Corporal) Arm Rank Chevrons on dark green woollen backing. Item in very good clean condition, and a few moth nips. 'Obergefreiter' or 'OGefr.' is a rank of the German and Swiss militaries which dates from the 19th century. In today's Bundeswehr, every 'Gefreiter' is normally promoted Obergefreiter after six months.
Very clean example of a 'Deutsche Arbeitsfront' beVo Woven Arm Shield. Complete and with the woven 'Ges. Gesch' (Gesetzlich Geschutt), a German phrase that translates as 'legally protected' or 'copyrighted.' Item measures 11.5 x 9.5cm. The German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) or DAF was the labour organisation under the National Socialist German Workers' Party which replaced the various independent trade unions in Germany during 1933-45..
Pair of Wehrmacht shoulder straps for ‘Supply Officer Leutnant’ (British Rank: Second Lieutenant). With Cornflower Blue Waffenfarbe and Mercury’s Staff device intact. Very nice and clean condition.
Wehrmacht 'Heer' (Army) Gefreiter (Corporal) Arm Rank Chevron on dark green woollen backing. Item in very good clean condition and a few moth nips. 'Gefreiter'. or 'Gefr' is a German, Swiss and Austrian military rank that has existed since the 16th century. It is usually the second rank or grade to which an enlisted soldier, airman or sailor could be promoted.
Large single sided Third Reich ‘Vehicle Recognition Drape’. Has minor staining in one area. No rips or holes and in excellent condition. Has four eyelets, one in each corner for attachment to vehicle. See photograph (not included in sale). Measures approx. 190 x 95cm. Ideal display size.
Kriegsmarine Badge 'Machinenmaat' ENGINEER. Scarcer Metal Version. Guilt metal badge on dark navy blue cloth. Excellent condition and for use on the dark navy blue uniform. Measures approx. 5.3 x 7.9cm
Luftwaffe ‘Oberleutnant’ Artillery/Flak Collar Patches in very nice issued condition. The rank of 'Oberleutnant' would have been similar to Flying Officer (British) or First Lieutenant (USA). Photograph for reference only.
Kriegsmarine ‘Navy’ oval Trade Arm Badge for ‘Torpedo Obermechaniksmaat’ (Torpedo Mechanic). Machine embroidered in yellow silk threads on dark navy blue cloth. Excellent condition and for use on the dark navy blue uniform. Measures approx. 9 x 7cm.
‘Quality made very early Third Reich issue (1933-35) Reichspost Collar patch. Very dark blue backing with a guilt woven 'Postal Horn' and guilt and multicoloured edging. In excellent condition and with no moth damage. Seldom seen collar patch. Reichspost (German Postal Service) was the name of the postal service of Germany from 1866 to 1945..
Hitler Youth ‘Hitlerjugend’ arm badge for ‘Motor-HJ’ detachments. This is a Grey woven cotton thread on pink background denoting ‘Personnel’ section. Nice clean badge measuring 47mm diameter. The Hitler Youth was the youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany. Its origins dated back to 1922 and it received the name Hitler-Jugend, Bund deutscher Arbeiterjugend in July 1926.
Early issue British Union of Fascists ‘District Leader’ double sided Vehicle Pennant in excellent condition. Quality made item with woven roundel on reinforced stitched triangular pennant. Stamped with the ‘BUF’ rune and dated 1935, for the region of ‘Bognor Regis’. Item measures 37.5 x 24cm.
The British Union of Fascists (BUF) was a British fascist political party formed in 1932 by Oswald Mosley. It changed its name to the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists in 1936 and, in 1937, to the British Union. It was disbanded in 1940, after the British government following the start of the Second World War proscribed it.
Kriegsmarine ‘3. Marineunteroffizierslehrabteilung 3'(Naval NCO Training Detachment) Naval Guilt woven Cap Tally in excellent condition. Tally measures 150 cm in length.
‘‘Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei’ (National Socialist German Workers' Party) or N.S.D.A.P. BeVo woven multi-construction Armband in good condition (see photographs) and with no rips and slightly stained. Very faint Eagle & Swastika ink stamp can just about be seen. The NSDAP was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933. The term Nazi is a short form of the German word Nationalsozialist (National Socialist, the "zi" originating from Sozialist), reflecting the ideology of the NSDAP.
Kriegsmarine Cap Tally 'Kriegsmarine' (Armed Navy) in woven Guilt Wire, instead of the more common guilt thread. Cap Tally in excellent, full length and MINT condition. Measures 170cm. The Kriegsmarine cap tally was introduced on the 1st of November 1938 as war became imminent and restrictions were placed on the wearing of named cap tallies, with their use permitted only when there was no possibility of outside personnel seeing them. The named cap tallies were withdrawn entirely for wear under additional regulations on the 5th of November 1939 and replaced by the 'Kriegsmarine' tally for the remainder of the war.
Kriegsmarine ‘Marineschule Kiel’ (Naval Academy Kiel) Naval Guilt thread woven Cap Tally in very good condition. Tally measures 104cm in length. Photograph for reference and not for sale.
Very early quality made LARGE multi-piece constructed double sided N.S.D.A.P (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) or National Socialist German Workers' Party building drape or banner. Measures approx. 280cm x 115cm. In very nice condition, with no rips. Has loop fitting at one end for rope or pole attachment. See photographs for condition. The NSDAP was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933
Very early quality made, large double sided N.S.D.A.P (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) or National Socialist German Workers' Party building drape or banner. Measures approx. 390cm x 122cm. Few tiny rips and stains. Shows signs that its been torn off the hanging pole by whoever saved it or the veteran who bought it back. Steeped in history and becoming harder to find a nice original like this. See photographs for condition. The NSDAP was a political party that was led to power in Germany by Adolf Hitler in 1933.
Kriegsmarine ‘1. Marineunteroffizierslehrabteilung 1' (Naval NCO Training Detachment 1) Quality made Naval Guilt wire woven Cap Tally in excellent condition. Cap tally full length and measures 134 cm in length.