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MOUNTED GERMAN GROUPS.



A WW2 group, as Iron Cross, 2nd class, War Merit Cross with swords, Ostmedaille, Wehrmacht medal for 4 years in silver and Sudetenland medal. Attractively mounted on padded ribbon bar. All medals pleasingly toned. £195
B WW1/WW2 mounted trio, as : Iron Cross for WW1, Cross of Honour with swrods, and Nazi Faithful Service Cross for 25 years in silver. £75
C WW1 mounted pair, as : Iron Cross, 2nd class marked 'WILM' on ring and Brunswick Cross 1914 EA in bronze, reverse has "Fur Verdienst im Kriege". £70
D 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
E 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
F WW1 pair, as above, ie Iron Cross, 2nd class, mounted with Cross of Honour with swords; this last one marked "83 R.V. Pforzheim" - ie makers = Emil Reukert. £60



GERMAN MEDALS, WW1 & EARLIER.




WW1 Iron Cross, 1st class - slightly grubby, marked KO under base of pin on back plate. £120




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) £90

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

Hamburg - excellent red enamels (Ni 688). Slightly scuffy £70

Lubeck - the scarcest one. Deep red enamels Ni 1265 £130




1866 Koniggratz medal ( 'Treuen Kriegern'). Ni 1940. Obverse has "Preussens Siegreichem Heere" - "To Prussia's victorious Army" - Gott war mit uns : ihm sei die Ehre. £40

Another, as above, but no ribbon. £30




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

Another, with blackened finish, plus the award certificate named to the widow Frau Wilma ALBRECHT, whose maiden name was Tegel. Stamped and dated 30th January 1935. £40




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




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

WW1 Veterans badge - Pioniere 1896 : Verein Ehemal. Hamburger Altona. On pin £15




Hessen - War service medal, in silver. Ni 885. Fur KriegsVerdienste. Obverse has bust of Ernst-Ludwig, GrossHerzog. No ribbon, but we might be able to source some. EF £48

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. Known as the "Zitronenorden" £20

Wurttemberg - long service medal in silver : obv bust of Wilhelm II, rev King Karl's Jubilee foundation (Jubilaeums-Stiftung, set the correct ornate bar with 'W'. Ni 3022 £100

Wurttemberg little silver medal - for Bravery and Faithfulness "Fur Tapferkeit und Treue" Ni 3035. Obv bust right of Wilhelm II Koenig von Wuerttemberg. £25

Railways cap badge - gilt wheel with wings each side. Mint, with intact pair of rev lugs £10

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

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. £12




NAZI / THIRD REICH.

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class. No maker's mark noted. Ni 3822/4. £150




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) With reverse vertical mounting pin. £125

Another Wiederholungsspange, this one in ZINC, with the correct 2 pairs of horizontal pins, marked L/13, indicating makers were Paul Meybauer, Berlin SW68. £150

Paper envelope to hold a Wiederholungsspange - "Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz 2. Klasse",

issued by Wilhelm Deumer, Ludenscheid. (Marked thus on back). Buff-coloured £20




WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd class. Mint condition, with blue paper bag of issue Ni 3824. Plus ribbon-bar. Getting scarce now - no-one seems to have any ! £90




War Merit Medal, Ni 3837. £20

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




Wehrmacht Army Faithful Service medal, in silver for 4 years. Ni 3855, 4th class. On pin £55

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

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




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




Mother's Cross, in gold, 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




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

Another, with short ribbon £40

Volkspflege medal (Care of the People). Ni 3566 £80

Austria annexation medal, 13. Marz 1938, scarce. £50

Sudetenland annexation, 1. Oktober. 1938 , set rare Prague Castle bar. (Ni 3518) £110

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

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

Driver's badge, Kraftfahrbewahrungsabzeichen, in bronze Ni 3886, no back paper,

but intact with both lugs. £30




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) £40

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

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… £5

As above, a selection of 10 (ten) different ones. ................... £40




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.

Pin badge, with black eagle swooping up to a red sun, 1934 - "Aufwarts aus eigener Kraft" : upwards on our own power & strength". £15

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

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

Pin for DLRG, in bronze. £5

WHW glass oval roundel, holed with string attached;

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

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

VDK - mini-set of 5 pin-badges for the Verband deutscher Krieger : VDK Deutschland, another for 15 years, 25 years (made by Deschler, Munich), 30 years, and 40 years. All variously with black and other coloured enamels. The set. .... £45




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




Scarce set of medals and original photographs, belonging to Stabsgefreiter Herbert LUHR,

11 / A/R/ 183, as : War Merit Cross with swords, (late War issue, in grey metal) with

Eastern Front Ostmedaille. Comes with both award certificates for these medals -

The Ostmedaille was awarded on 3 / August 1942 and the KVK awarded in the East on

20 / April 1944. Comes with his post-War membership card as a builder from 8/9/1947,

and his British Zone Personal-Ausweis, issued in 1951. Plus three b/w photos of him in

uniform; and 2 newspaper cuttings announcing the death in the East of his brother

Eibe LUHR, a Oberkanonier on 30 / June 1941. With 3 pages of German, telling of the

activities of Herbert's unit the 183. £150



NAZI BOOKS, CERTIFICATES, AUSWEIS PAPERS and OTHER DOCUMENTS.



0 BOOK - Yearbook of the RAD for 1939 (Jahrbuch des Reichsarbeitsdienstes), 108 pages,

with many pages of b/w photographic illustrations. £50




Field post letters -
1 Sent from Feldpost 15319 by Walter 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 £35
4 Another, to Gefr. Ernst MIRAU of Inf. Gesch. Ers. Kp.211 in Cologne on 5/7/1941 £35



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 £25
6 Another, to Feldwebel Hans GREFF of 13.J.G. Inf. Reg. 283 on 18/1/11944. £25



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

on 26th January, 1943. £25
8 Another, to San-Gefreiter Albert MARQUARDT on 20 / 4 / 1943. £25
9 Another, to Obergefreiter Florian SETTELE in Munich on 20 / 4 / 1944. £25



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

KFZ.-Ersatzteilstaffel 304, on 5 / 9 / 1942. £25
11 Another, to Ogefr. Heinrich RAHE on 6 / 8 / 1942. £25



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

in Hamburg-Altona; issued on 26/9/1938. £20
13 Another, to Mittelschullehrer Friedrich EVERLING, in Braunschweig, on 29/11/1938. £20



14 Eastern People's medal, 2nd class in silver. An unused certificate. (Ostvolker) £15



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

(Nicely typed-up A4 sheet with 2 nazi stamps (document tax !) Dated 1938 £10



16 Kriegsurlaubsschein - Travel permit to travel from railway station onwards ; stamped up with swastika and dates in the early 1940s. A nice selection……. Each £5



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