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A WW1 trio, as - Iron Cross, 2nd class, Friedrich August medal in bronze, plus Cross of Honour with swords. Neatly mounted on red cloth backing. (Last 2 slightly buffed). £80
B WW1 pair, as Iron Cross, 2nd class with Cross of Honour with swords; both medals suspended from metal wrap-round ribbon display-bar. Plus matching ribbon bar. £60
C WW1 pair, as Iron Cross, 2nd class with Cross of Honour with swords; both medals mounted on large metal backing plate, marked TZ. Plus matching ribbon bar. £60


WW1 Iron Cross, 1st class - marked KO on reverse under pin catch. EF £145

WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class - a selection with maker's marks on the ring ….. Each £45

WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class, set non-combattants ribbon. (rare) £50

Hanseatic Cross, with red enamels :

Bremen - excellent red enamels (Ni 651) £110

Hamburg - excellent red enamels (Ni 688). £90

Hamburg - excellent red enamels (Ni 688). Slightly scuffy £75

Lubeck - the scarcest one. Deep red enamels Ni 1265 £165

South-West Africa medal 1904-06, in steel with non-combattant ribbon Ni 3166

Verdienst um die Expedition. Rev - crowned W. £80

1866 Koniggratz-style medal (but with 'Treuen Kriegern' instead). Ni 1940. No ribbon £35

China War Commemorative 1900/1901 - Eagle killing the Chinese Dragon. Ni 3150

Attractive gilt finish "Den siegreichen Streitern", crowned W £85

1870-1871 commemorative medal in bronze for front-line troops (Kampfer) - 'Dem siegreichen Heere'. Ni 1941/1. Gott war mit uns - Ihm sei die Ehre. £20

1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War commmemorative medal in steel for non-combattants (Nicht-kampfer) - " Fur Pflichttreue im Kriege". Ni 1941/2 £20

WW1 1914/18 Service Cross of Honour, with swords. Ni 3803/1. Plus matching ribbon-bar £12

WW1 1914/18 Service Cross of Honour, no swords. Ni 3803/2 Scarce now £15

WW1 1914/18 Service Cross of Honour, no swords blackened finish, for widows and parents of fallen German soldiers. Ni 3803/3. £25

WW1 Fur Kriegshilfsdienst - War cross for Auxiliary Aid. Ni 1966 (1916-24) £20

WW1 Wound badge in black (for 1 or 2 woundings) Ni 3293 £25

Another, this one a cut-out design. (durchbrochen) Ni 3293/1. £30

Bavaria - Merenti Cross, in bronze with swords. Ni 434. Military Service Cross. £33

Oldenburg - Friedrich-August Cross, 2nd class FA cypher in centre, dated 1914, blackened finish. Ni 1563. £42

Prussia - FW III Schnalle. Solid silvered with top loop, as Ni 1971. £25

Prussia gilt medal, commemorating Wilhelm's Centenary anniversary of birth. 1797 - 1897. Set on correct canary-yellow ribbon. Ni 1965/1. Made from Danish, Austrian and French cannons captured in those wars. £20

Silesia - medal for Silesia "Fur Schlesien", set on ruffed yellow and white ribbon. Ni 3303. In brass. £75

Wurttemberg little silver medal - for Bravery and Faithfulness "Fur Tapferkeit und Treue" Ni 3035. Obv bust right of Wilhelm II Koenig von Wuerttemberg. £27

Kyffhauser bund medal - -oval gilt medal with 8-line quote from Hindenburg; obv has flag

and thunderbolts 1914-1918 "Blank die Wehr, Rein die Ehr' ". By Hosaeus. £15

Prussian Kyffhauser-style Kriegerverband medal, with Kyffhauser monument. Cross of

Honour, set padded black&white striped ribbon. 2nd class. (Husken 9650 h). £45

Another, set thin black ribbon. (For a casualty ?) £40

Set of 3 coloured roundels, "Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit" - commemorating WW1

service, each with a different scene - Artillery, Cavalry, or New Luftwaffe -

measuring 1 inch in diameter. Attractive. The set ….. £3

Bismarck medallet in white metal, to celebrate his reaching 80 years of age ( 1815 - 1895) - obv. His bust 2/3rds left / rev. Dates and little eulogy poems. £25

Wilhelm - Deutscher Kaiser, Koenig von Preussen - bronze medallet to celebrate his 25th anniversary on the throne : 2nd January 1861 - 1886. His bust left. £25

WW1 Patriotic medallet in WM - War items "Ub' Aug und Hand furs Vaterland". Rev has motto - Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk von Brudern. (We want to be a united people of brothers). Set top loop. £15

1888 medal - the year of three Kaisers "Das Drei-Kaiser-Jahr". Obv features coinjoined busts of all 3 Kaisers : Wilhelm II, Friedrich III and Wilhelm I. Top loop £21

WW1 Veterans badge - Pioniere 1896 : Verein Ehemal. Hamburger Altona. On pin £18

WW1 Pioniere enamelled pin-badge, set black/white/red woven ribbon. Potsdam. £12


WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class, Mint condition, in its original card case of issue; stamped L/11 on pin. (indicates makers as - Wilhelm Deumer, of Ludenscheid). £225

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class; stamped L/59 in centre of reverse.. (indicates makers as - Alois Rettenmaier, Schwabisch-Gmund). GVF/+ £160

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class; with screw-back plate, marked L/58. (ie makers Glaser & Sohn, Dresden. Ni 3822/6. £185

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class. No maker's mark noted. Ni 3822/4. £160

WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd class VF & better; now getting rarer Ni 3824. Plus ribbon-bar £75

Wiederholungsspange - repeat 1939 dated ribbon-bar attachment, to go onto WW1 Iron Cross ribbon, denoting entitlement to an Iron Cross in both wars. (Ni 3825/1), usually with 2 pairs of rear horizontal pins, this one has 2 vertical fixing pins. Scarce. £150

Spanish Volunteers medal ; mint specimen in original paper wrapper (Kampf gegen den Bolschewischmus). Seldom seen. £95

War Merit Cross, 1st class with swords. Marked '84' on reverse. Pleasing condition £160

War Merit Cross, 2nd class, with swords. Ni 3835 £30

Another, with buff-coloured paper bag of issue, £35

War Merit Cross, 2nd class, no swords. Ni 3836 £25

War Merit Medal, Ni 3837. £20

War Merit medal, set on Austrian-style tri-fold ribbon. £18

War Merit Medal, VF (ie slightly grubby) Ni 3837 £12

West Wall medal, in original envelope MINT condition (Ni 3520) £25

East Front medal (Ostmedaille) - Winterschlacht im Osten (Ni 3850) £35

Another, in brown paper bag of issue. Mint condition, as is the paper bag. £45

Faithful Service Cross for 40 years, gold. (Ni 3522), set pin, as for wear. £65

Faithful Service Cross for 25 years, silver. (Ni 3524) £30

Mother's Cross, in gold, excellent enamels, in deluxe case of issue. Ni 3513 £75

Mother's Cross, in gold, excellent enamels (Ni 3513) £55

Mother's Cross, in silver, Mint condition, with full-length ribbon. £50

Mother's Cross, in silver (Ni 3514) £45

Mother's Cross, in bronze (Ni 3515) £35

Another, in light brown large paper bag of issue. Full-length ribbon £45

Luftschutz medal 1938; grey metal. (Air-raid precautions) £45

Another, with short ribbon £40

Sudetenland annexation, 1. Oktober. 1938 (Ni 3517) £40

Afrika korps cloth title - part of a roll (ex Deschler Munchen). Fresh condition £20

Cloth Jewish Star of David, as worn by German Jews (Jude) c. 13 cms square. RARE ...

part of a roll retrieved by the finder in Buchenwald at the War's end ...... £20

As above, but a complete row of six yellow stars, as woven in the original roll. £100

Edelweiss oval cloth badge; nice period piece, (unlike recent issues) £45

Lorient 1944 Armelschild; long bronzed brass issue, set on dark-green cloth backing. (All are unofficial) Ni 3877. £45

Brown envelope, "Nur fur die deutsche Wehrmacht bestimmt. Nach Gebrauch sofort zu vernichten." (Only for use by the German Wehrmacht - destroy immediately after use)..... £10

Another, as above, but this one sealed, with contents. (A condom !!) Unused. £20

Bronze Hitler medallet - Unser die Zukunft : Adolf Hitler / Im Jahre Deutscher Schicksalswende 1933. (Struck in the year of the German turn of fate). £30

WW2 Memorial cards for fallen WW2 German soldiers - an interesting selection, most with a photo and description of his life & date of death; religious poems, etc. Each… £6

As above, a selection of 10 (ten) different ones. ................... £50

Ribbon bars :

WW2 Iron Cross £3

Twin - WW1 Iron Cross, plus Cross of Honour, set crossed swords £4

WW1 Cross of Honour, set crossed swords £2

Set - one of each of these 3 …………. £7.50

Pin-badges etc.

Reichstag - Besuch in Berlin. Brass pin, with view of the Nazi 'parliament'. £10

NSDAP red coloured badge (pin reverse), numbered M1/120. (ie Makers Wilhelm Deumer of Ludenscheid). £20

NSDAP red coloured badge (button-hole fixing reverse), numbered M1/42. (ie Makers Kerbach und Israel, Dresden). £20

Pin for DLRG, in silver. (Deutsche Lebens RettungsGesellschaft) £5

Pin for DLRG, in bronze. £5

WHW glass oval roundel, holed with string attached; clear glass Adolf Hitler; his bust left. £7.50

Another, very pale blue glass, with Richard Wagner, his bust left. Holed, no string £7.50

Another, blue glass, with Franz Schubert, his bust right. Holed, slightly edgy. £7.50

Brass 'Sonderkommando' disc, holed at the top, with Star of David motto in centre / reverse SS sign separated by angled slash and numbered 3. Not seen this one before. £125

British 'Nazi emblem' badge - early 1930s enamelled badge from the National War Savings Committee; 'For Service' - red and black enamelled round badge with swastika in centre. As per Husken's catalogue (Ref. J5 04a - rated 500 Euros !) by Fattorini, B'ham. £100

Another, this one with man's button-hole reverse catch. (Other one has a pin). By Fattorini £100


Field post letters -
1 Sent from Feldpost 15319 by Walter Furh to his wife on 22.6.1942, handwritten. £20
2 A further selection, all with envelopes and contents, post-marked early 1940s. Each... £10

3 Wound badge in silver, to Obergefreiter Willi KOSCHORECK, of 8. I.R. 405, Feldpost Nr

03 609 E. Wounded for the third time (!) on 27/7/1942. Issued on 20/8/1942 £40
4 Another, to Gefr. Ernst MIRAU of Inf. Gesch. Ers. Kp.211 in Cologne on 5/7/1941 £40

5 Wound badge in black, to Obergrefreiter Helmut EHRIG, of 10th Verst. Regt. Gruppe 603

wounded once on 15/8/1944. Issued 24/11/1944 £30
6 Another, to Feldwebel Hans GREFF of 13.J.G. Inf. Reg. 283 on 18/1/11944. £30

7 War Merit Cross, 2nd class, with swords, to Unteroffizier Willi DITTHARDT. HQ

on 26th January, 1943. £30
8 Another, to San-Gefreiter Albert MARQUARDT on 20 / 4 / 1943. £30
9 Another, to Obergefreiter Florian SETTELE in Munich on 20 / 4 / 1944. £30

10 Eastern Front medal (Winterschlacht im Osten) to Obergefreiter Walter HORBERT, of

KFZ.-Ersatzteilstaffel 304, on 5 / 9 / 1942. £30
11 Another, to Ogefr. Heinrich RAHE on 6 / 8 / 1942. £30

12 Faithful Service medal in silver for 25 years, to Steuersekretar Ferdinand HUCKFELDT,

in Hamburg-Altona; issued on 26/9/1938. £30
13 Another, to Mittelschullehrer Friedrich EVERLING, in Braunschweig, on 29/11/1938. £30

14 Eastern People's medal, 2nd class in silver. An unused certificate. (Ostvolker) £18

15 Power of Attorney document (Hausverwaltungsvollmacht) with 4 Nazi rubber stamps,

(Nicely typed-up A4 sheet with 2 nazi stamps (document tax !) Dated 1938 £12

16 Kriegsurlaubsschein - Travel permit to travel from railway station onwards ; stamped up with swastika and dates in the early 1940s. A nice selection……. Each

17 Hamburg ID card , for member of the Sicherheits- and Hilfsdienst. All stamped up, 1940s £3

18 NSDAP Hitler-Youth pink Warning sheet; fresh and unused ! £5

19 Seifenkarte - un-issued for 1943 (February to May) for the Wartegau area; unused. £5

20 BOOK - Deutschland Erwacht. Cigarette-card album. "Werden, Kampf und Sieg der NSDAP. 151 pages, filled with b/w and colour cards, plus text in gothic script. Spine gone £50