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Spanish American War Medal Grouping Cased Sampson Medal West Indies Campaign Medal
Item #: VF4727

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Named medal grouping to Seaman George Barrett of the USS Harvard. Grouping consist of his cased Sampson medal that is rimmed named. West Indies Campaign Medal numbered 3346 at the six o'clock position. Medal is also rimmed named to George Barrett as well. Finally a gilded Spanish War Veterans Medal watch fob. 
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lb
Your Price $1,250.00 USD

WW1 Imperial German Baden Five Place Medal Bar With
Item #: VF4726

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Includes a parade mount 1914 EKII, Order of the Zähringer Lion Knights Cross with Swords and Oak Leaves, Hamburg Hanseatic Cross, Combatants Cross of Honor 1914/18, and finally a Lanswehr Service Medal Complete with pinback device.
Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb
Your Price $950.00 USD

WWII German Nazi NSDAP Reichsparteitag Nürnberg 1933 Badge
Item #: VF4725

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Reichsparteitag 1933 commemorative badge. This brass die struck badge was issued to commemorate the Reichs Party Day in Nürnberg of 1933. The design depicts an eagle and swastika above a city scape of Nürnberg with the legend ‘N.S.D.A.P. Reichsparteitag Nürnberg 1933’. It measures 2 1/2 x 1 5/8 with a vertical safety pin back    
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WWII Nazi German Cased 1st Class Spange to the Iron Cross by B.H. Mayer
Item #: VF4724

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A beautiful,  Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz by B.H. Mayer’s Type B variation with veins. This was awarded to those who has already received the imperial 1st class Iron Cross and earned the 1st class Iron Cross again in WWII. It is constructed out of a die-struck tombak base that has been silver washed. The obverse features a National open winged eagle clutching a wreathed swastika within its talons, above a trapezoid bannered "1939”. The reverse shows a solid full back. This piece has the correct; soldered on barrel hinge, soldered on round/rectangular wire catch and straight pin. All components are non-magnetic. The silver wash displays wonderfully with gorgeous highlights and detail! It measures approximately 1 ¾ inches wide by 1 ¼ inches tall. The award comes housed in its appropriate case. It is constructed out of wood and pressed cardboard, with a grained simulated black leather covering. The top features a silvered Spange emblem. To the front is a magnetic, rectangular spring loaded, steel closure button. To the back is a magnetic, staggered, internal bar hinge. The hinge and the closure button continue to function well. The interior top lid is lined in pearl satin and has an underlying pad. The bottom interior of the case is made of a black felt covered cardboard and outlines the pin, hinge and catch assembly. It measures approximately 21 5/8 inches wide and long by ¾ of an inch thick. See page 527 of Maerz and Stimson’s "The Iron Cross 1st Class”. A mint textbook example to add to your collection.
On March 10TH 1813, Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III established the Iron Cross as a temporary award for bestowal during times of war. Originally the Iron Cross was introduced in three grades with a Grand Cross intended for award to Senior Commanders for successfully leading troops in combat and the First and Second classes for award to all ranks for bravery or merit in action. The Iron Cross’s were reinstituted by King Wilhelm I on July 19TH 1870 for award during the Franco-Prussian War and again on August 5TH 1914, by King Wilhelm II for award during WWI. On September 1ST 1939 Hitler once more reinstituted the Iron Cross series of awards in the First and Second Classes and established the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and two new Spangen, (Bars), for the first and second class awards to be bestowed to recipients of the 1939 Iron Cross who had also been awarded a first or second class 1914 Iron Cross during WWI. Originally the first pattern of this award had slightly scalloped tips to the ends of the date bar which was soon replaced with the second pattern award with diagonally angled ends.
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WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht Panzer Officer's Breast Eagle Hoheitsabzeichen
Item #: VF4723

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Nice quality, hand embroidered national breast eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in bright, silver/aluminum wire threads with bright, silver bullion and black accent threads mounted on a cut-out, black wool base with minor moth damage.
The German army originally adopted a slightly modified version of the NSDAP’s, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), national eagle by order on February 17TH 1934, with instructions to have it applied to all steel helmets, visor caps, and tunics by May 1ST 1934. Later amendments to the introductory order stipulated that the national eagle was also to be worn on all field caps, the sports uniform and the black panzer wrap tunic. The eagle came in three distinct designs with two having slightly different, out-stretched wings and the third with down-swept wings. Generally officer’s ranks utilized hand or machine embroidered breast eagles while EM/NCO’s ranks utilized machine embroidered or machine woven breast eagles. During the war the breast eagles were manufactured in a variety of slightly different manufacturing techniques and colorations.
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Nazi German NSDAP Lagermütze Ortsschule With Blue Piping
Item #: VF4722

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Early field or overseas cap for Orts level. This has the embroidered 1931 pattern cap eagle and 1935 pattern enameled cockade. Overall a pretty nice cap showing wear but nothing to serious. Cap has a faint maker mark and is roughly a size 56.
Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb
Your Price $390.00 USD

WWII US Army 34th Division KIA Purple Heart Medal Grouping With Documents
Item #: VF4721

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A poignant medal grouping belonging to T5 Emanuel R. Morabito who was a member of the 168th Infantry Regiment of the 34th Division. Tech Corporal Morabito was killed in action on April 22nd 1944. Grouping consist of the Presidential document named to T5 Morabito. Purple Heart document also named to T5 Morabito stating he was killed in action on April 22nd, 1944 in the north Africa area. Framed color portrait of Emanuel Morabito. Finally another portrait with a dedication from Manny to his parents along with his named Purple Heart. All items where framed by a family member in the 80's and have been housed there since. All items are in excellent condition and worthy in any collection. If the new owner would like, I can ship items outside of their frames for a cheaper shipping price.
Combat chronicle:
On 8 January 1942, the 34th Division was transported by train to Fort Dix, New Jersey to quickly prepare for overseas movement. The first contingent embarked at Brooklyn on 14 January 1942 and sailed from New York the next day. The initial group of 4,508 men stepped ashore at 12:15 hrs on 26 January 1942 at Dufferin Quay, Belfast, Northern Ireland. They were met by a delegation including the Governor (Duke of Abercorn), the Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (John Miller Andrews), the Commander of British Troops Northern Ireland (Lieutenant General Sir Harold Franklyn), and the Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair).
While in Northern Ireland, Hartle was tasked with organizing an American version of the British Commandos, a group of small "hit and run" forces, and promoted his aide-de-camp, Captain William Orlando Darby to lead the new unit. Darby assembled volunteers, and of the first 500 U.S. Army Rangers, 281 came from the 34th Infantry Division. On 20 May 1942, Hartle was designated commanding general of V Corps and Major General Charles Ryder, a distinguished veteran of World War I, took command of the 34th Division. The division trained in Northern Ireland until it boarded ships to travel to North Africa for Operation Torch, the Allied invasion of North Africa, in November 1942.
The 34th, under command of Major General Ryder, saw its first combat in French Algeria on 8 November 1942. As a member of the Eastern Task Force, which included two brigades of the British 78th Infantry Division, and two British Commando units, they landed at Algiers and seized the port and outlying airfields. Elements of the 34th Division took part in numerous subsequent engagements in Tunisia during the Allied build-up, notably at Sened Station, Sidi Bou Zid and Faid Pass, Sbeitla, and Fondouk Gap. In April 1943 the division assaulted Hill 609, capturing it on 1 May 1943, and then drove through Chouigui Pass to Tebourba and Ferryville. The Battle of Tunisia was won, and the Axis forces surrendered.
 
The Red Bull in the Winter Line of Pantano, Italy – 29 November to 3 December 1943.
The division skipped the Allied invasion of Sicily (Operation Husky) and instead trained intensively for the invasion of the Italian mainland, with the main landings being at Salerno (Operation Avalanche) on 9 September 1943, D-Day, to be undertaken by elements of the U.S. Fifth Army, commanded by Lieutenant General Mark Clark. The 151st Field Artillery Battalion went in on D-Day, 9 September, landing at Salerno, while the rest of the division followed on 25 September. Engaging the enemy at the Calore River, 28 September, the 34th, as part of the VI Corps under Major General John Lucas, relentlessly drove north to take Benevento, crossed the winding Volturno three times in October and November, assaulted Monte Patano, and took one of its four peaks before being relieved on 9 December.
In January 1944, the division was back on the front line battering the Bernhardt Line defenses. Persevering through bitter fighting along the Mignano Gap, the 34th used goat herds to clear the minefields. The 34th took Monte Trocchio without resistance as the German defenders withdrew to the main prepared defenses of the Gustav Line. On 24 January 1944, during the First Battle of Monte Cassino they pushed across the Gari River into the hills behind and attacked Monastery Hill which dominated the town of Monte Cassino. While they nearly captured the objective, in the end their attacks on the monastery and the town failed. The performance of the 34th Infantry Division in the mountains has been called one of the finest feats of arms carried out by any soldiers during the war. The unit sustained losses of about 80 per cent in the infantry battalions. They were relieved from their positions 11–13 February 1944. Eventually, it took the combined force of five Allied infantry divisions to finish what the 34th nearly accomplished on its own.
After rest and rehabilitation, the 34th Division landed at the Anzio beachhead 25 March 1944. The division maintained defensive positions until the offensive of 23 May, when it broke out of the beachhead, took Cisterna, and raced to Civitavecchia and the Italian capital of Rome. After a short rest, the division, now commanded by Major General Charles Bolte, drove across the Cecina River to liberate Livorno, 19 July 1944, and continued on to take Monte Belmonte in October during the fighting on the Gothic Line. Digging in south of Bologna for the winter, the 34th jumped off the Spring 1945 offensive in Italy, 15 April 1945, and captured Bologna on 21 April. Pursuit of the routed enemy to the French border was halted on 2 May upon the German surrender in Italy and the end of World War II in Europe.
On 27 June 1944 the 16th SS-Panzer Grenadiers command post in San Vincenzo, Italy was overrun by the 1st Battalion of the 133rd Infantry Regiment. The command post was a town center apartment which had been commandeered, when the owners returned to their apartment they found a signed large leather bound Stieler's Hand Atlas which had been left behind; more on this story here http://generalheinrichvonvietinghoff.wordpress.com/
The division participated in six major Army campaigns in North Africa and Italy. The division is credited with amassing 517 days of front-line combat, more than any other division in the U.S. Army. One or more 34th Division units were engaged in actual combat for 611 days. The 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry and the Ironman Battalion still holds the record over the rest of the U.S. Army for days in combat. The division was credited with more combat days than any other division in the war. The 34th Division suffered 2,866 killed in action, 11,545 wounded in action, 622 missing in action, and 1,368 men taken prisoner by the enemy, for a total of 16,401 battle casualties. Casualties of the division are considered to be the highest of any division in the theatre when daily per capita fighting strengths are considered. The division's soldiers were awarded ten Medals of Honor, ninety-eight Distinguished Service Crosses, one Distinguished Service Medal, 1,153 Silver Stars, 116 Legion of Merit medals, one Distinguished Flying Cross, 2,545 Bronze Star Medals, fifty-four Soldier's Medals, thirty-four Air Medals, with duplicate awards of fifty-two oak leaf clusters, and 15,000 Purple Hearts.
Activated: 10 February 1941 (National Guard Division from North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota)
Overseas: May 1942
Days of combat: 517
Distinguished Unit Citations: 3
Awards:
Medals of Honor: 11
Distinguished Service Crosses: 98
Distinguished Service Medals: 1
Silver Stars: 1,153
Bronze Stars: 2,545
Legions of Merit: 116
Soldier's Medals: 54
Purple Hearts: 15,000
Foreign awards:
French Croix de Guerre
Casualties:
Killed in action: 2,866
Wounded in action: 11,545
Missing in action: 622
Prisoner of war: 1,368
Total battle casualties: 16,401
Commanders:
Maj. Gen. Ellard A. Walsh (February–August 1941)
Maj. Gen. Russell P. Hartle (August 1941 – May 1942)
Maj. Gen. Charles W. Ryder (May 1942 – July 1944)
Maj. Gen. Charles L. Bolte (July 1944 to inactivation)
Returned to U.S.: 3 November 1945
Inactivated: 3 November 1945
Shipping Weight: 19 lbs
Your Price $500.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Legion Condor Uniform Complete With Matching Trousers
Item #: VF4720

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Beautiful quality, 1935 pattern, Luftwaffe blue/gray wool/rayon blend construction tunic features a vertical, four button, front closure with small fold back lapels and a lay down collar. The tunic has four, pleated, front pockets with straight edged button down flaps. The right breast has a hand embroidered first pattern, Luftwaffe eagle in silver/white threads with dark blue accents on a cut-out blue/gray wool base. The eagle is neatly hand stitched to the tunic. The straight cut, non-adjustable sleeves have deep, fold back, French cuffs. The side panels at the waistline each have four vertically aligned, horizontal thread loops and a central vertical slash for the belt support hooks. The reverse of the tunic has a central, vertical, tail skirt vent. The tunic has sewn on shoulder straps in Luftwaffe blue/gray wool with bright silver/aluminum, waffle patterned NCO’s tress to all the outside edges, single stamped, natural aluminum rank pip and cinnamon brown,  wool waffenfarbe piping. The shoulder strap retaining buttons are intact. The lay down collar has the typical zig-zag reinforcement stitching to the reverse. The forward edge of the collar is trimmed in bright silver/aluminum, waffle patterned NCO’s tress and cinnamon brown rayon cording. The collar has cinnamon brown wool collar tabs with three rank "gulls" to each. The interior of the tunic is fully lined in ribbed, gray rayon / cotton twill and has a horizontal slash pocket to the left breast panel and a horizontal slash to the reverse of the exterior left hip pocket for the dagger/sword hanger. The interior side panels at the waistline each have a ribbed, grey cotton twill strap with six stitched eyelets to each to secure the belt support hooks. Hand stitching to the lower right sleeve is a nice quality, green doeskin wool cufftitle with machine embroidered Gothic script "Legion Condor" in white cotton threads. The tunic is in overall very good, condition with minimal wear and usage toning. The buttons are all the bright, silver washed, pebbled alloy type. The tunic is roughly size 34" chest. Matching trousers are also excellent.
The Reichsluftwaffe was official established on February 26TH 1935 as the third branch of service of the Armed Forces. On March 9TH 1935 the formation of the new Reichsluftwaffe was announced to the foreign press and on March 16TH conscription was reintroduced for all three branches of service. On May 21ST 1935 the Reichsluftwaffe designation was altered to Luftwaffe. The standard pattern service uniform was adopted by the Luftwaffe in March 1935, and was based on the uniform worn by personnel in the Deutscher Luftsport Verband, (German Air Sports League), a civilian forerunner of the Luftwaffe, as early as 1933, with minor modifications. The 1935 pattern uniform tunic was designated Tuchrock, (Cloth tunic), and was worn open at the neck. On November 11TH 1938 a new pattern tunic was introduced that had allowances for it to be worn closed at the neck. The 1938 pattern tunic was designated Anzugrock, (Uniform tunic), and was intended to replace the 1935 pattern Tuchrock and Fliegerbluse, (Flight Blouse). The 1938 pattern tunic eventually did replace the Tuchrock, but not the Fliegerbluse. Officer and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance through the Luftwaffe’s Verkaufabteilung, (Air-Force Sales Department), system. The Officers and certain senior NCO’s could choose to purchase their uniforms from the armed forces clothing depots or to privately purchase uniform items of higher quality. Although enlisted personnel were issued their uniforms from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored uniforms although the price may have been restrictive. The different branches of service within the Luftwaffe were allocated specific identifying waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service), colors with cinnamon brown being chosen for personnel serving with signal units which was generally displayed as collar piping for EM/NCO’s, (discontinued in March 1940), on the collar tabs and as piping on the shoulder strap/boards of the service tunic.
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
Your Price $2,300.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Polizei Three Place Medal Bar Grosse Ordensschnalle
Item #: FRJ210

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Medal bar consists of parade mounted War Merits Cross with Swords, Polizei Eighteen Year Long Service Award and finally a West Wall Medal. Bar is backed in red felt and is in near mint condition. 
On January 30TH 1938, the fifth anniversary of the NSDAP’s, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), rise to power, Adolf Hitler instituted a series of Long Service Awards to recognize loyal, long service in the police. The award was issued in three classes with the first class award for twenty-five years service, the second class award for eighteen years service and the third class award for eight years service. Submissions for bestowal of a Police Long Service Award were forwarded to the offices of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler in his position as Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), who would submit the list of acceptable recipients to the Staatsminister und Chef der Präsidialkanzlei des Führers und Reichskanzlers, (State Minister and Chief of the Presidential Chancellery of the Leader and National Chancellery), who would authorize, or reject, the bestowal of the appropriate award. Regulations of November 26TH 1941 extended bestowal of the Police Long Service awards to qualifying police personnel from Austria and occupied Czechoslovakia. When issued the awards were generally presented in a specific case and were accompanied with an official possession certificate. Regulations initiated on February 25TH 1943 proposed phasing-out of the Police Long Service awards and regulations of December 19TH 1944 finally discontinued further production and issue of the awards. Of Note: Another class of the Police Long Service award was considered, as per regulations of August 12TH 1944, to recognize forty years loyal service and was to consist of a golden, metal cypher with the numeral, "40" encompassed by an oak-leaf wreath to be affixed to the ribbon of the twenty-five year service award although it is highly doubtful that these were ever produced or issued.
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lb
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WW1 US Air Service French Made Bullion Pilot Wings
Item #: VF4718

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Beautiful set of WW1 US Air service wings in bullion thread. These wings are most likely French made and have been removed from the tunic long ago. 
The United States Army Air Service (also known as the "Air Service", "U.S. Air Service" and before its legislative establishment in 1920, the "Air Service, United States Army") was the aerial warfare service of the United States between 1918 and 1926 and a forerunner of the United States Air Force. It was established as an independent but temporary branch of the U.S. War Department during World War I by two executive orders of President Woodrow Wilson: on May 24, 1918, replacing the Aviation Section, Signal Corps as the nation's air force; and March 19, 1919, establishing a military Director of Air Service to control all aviation activities. Its life was extended for another year in July 1919, during which time Congress passed the legislation necessary to make it a permanent establishment. The National Defense Act of 1920 assigned the Air Service the status of "combatant arm of the line" of the United States Army with a major general in command.
In France, the Air Service of the American Expeditionary Force, a separate entity under commanding General John J. Pershing that conducted the combat operations of U.S. military aviation, began field service in the spring of 1918. By the end of the war, the Air Service used 45 squadrons to cover 137 kilometers (85 miles) of front from Pont-à-Mousson to Sedan. 71 pursuit pilots were credited with shooting down five or more German aircraft while in American service. Overall the Air Service destroyed 756 enemy aircraft and 76 balloons in combat. 17 balloon companies also operated at the front, making 1,642 combat ascensions. 289 airplanes and 48 balloons were lost in battle.

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