Search Our Catalog

Newly Added Items

WWII Variant 507th Jump Wing Oval & Badge 82nd Airborne Division
Item #: VF4380

Click image to enlarge
Beautiful WWII jump oval and wings is for the 507th PIR. The oval is embroidered on twill and does not react to Uv light. Wings are not hallmarked and have never been cleaned and have a wonderful patina.

During World War II, the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment (507th PIR) was a regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division and, later, 17th Airborne Division of the United States Army.

The regiment was initially formed at Camp Toccoa, Georgia on 20 July 1942. It would participate in three operations during the war: D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Varsity.

As part of the 2nd Airborne Infantry Brigade, the 507th was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division to replace the 504th Parachute Infantry regiment that had suffered many casualties in Italy. After arriving in Britain, their D-Day objective was to help secure the Merderet River crossings. Although their target was supposed to be in Drop Zone T, north of Amfreville, the confusion caused by clouds and flak resulted in a wide scattering of the unit. Colonel George V. Millett Jr., the initial commander of the regiment, was captured in Amfreville a few days after being deployed. Colonel Edson Raff, who had recently led the 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, then took command of the regiment. The 507th later became known as Raff's Ruffians. After returning to England, the 507th was permanently assigned to the 17th Airborne Division, because another of the 82nd's regiments, the 504th, had returned by then from Anzio.

As part of the 17th, the 507th was not utilized in Operation Market Garden and was still in England training with the new division when the Battle of the Bulge began. The unit redeployed to France on 25 December 1944, and was used in the counter-attacks against the Germans in January and early February 1945.

Finally, the regiment dropped near Wesel, Germany on 24 March to spearhead the division's assault during Operation Varsity. During this action, Private George J. Peters earned the Medal of Honor for single-handedly attacking a German machine gun emplacement.

The regiment was shipped home and inactivated in September 1945.

Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $300.00 USD

WWII Nazi German SS / SA Party Day Badge Berlin Tinnie
Item #: VF4377

Click image to enlarge
This attractive SS / SA Party Day tinnie is for the 10 Jährige Wiederkehr des Gautages Berlin and is in excellent condition with a fully functioning vertical pin.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $110.00 USD

WWII Nazi German 1st Pattern Black Spanish Wound Badge 1936-1939
Item #: VF4376

Click image to enlarge
in the form of a vertical oval, which is more circular then the 1939 pattern badge, with an embossed profile of a M16 pattern helmet with re-stamped, soft relief, canted swastika to the center superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base all encompassed by an oval laurel leaf wreath. The reverse of the badge is a mirror image of the obverse. The reverse has a crimped, soldered hinge, a thin round vertical pin and a soldered catch all intact. Nice, near MINT example!
The wound badge was originally established on March 3RD 1918 by King Wilhelm II to recognize the sacrifice of those wounded during WWI. The badge was instituted in three classes with the class bestowed reflecting the number or severity of the wounds received. On May 22ND 1939 Hitler re-instituted award of the black and silver WWI pattern wound badges, with the addition of the swastika, for bestowal to German volunteers, (Condor Legion), who had participated in the Spanish Civil war. Of Note: Only one hundred eighty-two black and one silver badge were awarded to Condor Legion veterans. Also Of Note: All three classes of the wound badge were re-instituted, with a slightly modified design, replacing the WWI style helmet with the new M35 style helmet, on September 1ST 1939. 
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $200.00 USD

WWII German Nazi Erfurt Thur. Gautreffen 4.6.1933 Tinnie
Item #: VF4375

Click image to enlarge
Nice example of the 50mm x 40mm, hollow back & non-magnetic, "Erfurt. Thur. Gautreffen" tinnie for 1933, having design of eagle standing on swastika, dated 4.6.33, horizontal bronze safety pin type attachment, nice details, modeled directly after the Thuringen Badge
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $150.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Waffen SS EM/NCO'S M40 Overseas Cap Feldmütze neuer Art
Item #: VF4374

Click image to enlarge
Field-gray wool/rayon blend construction M40 overseas cap with fold down side and back panels that slope gently downwards to the front center. The front center of the cap has a second pattern, (circa 1936), machine woven, SS eagle in a slightly golden/gray threads on a cut-out, woven black rayon base. The front center of the fold down panels has a 1934 pattern, machine woven Totenkopf in silvery/gray threads with black accents threads on a cut-out woven black rayon base. Both the eagle and the Totenkopf are neatly, original, handstitched to the cap. The interior of the cap is fully lined in ribbed green cotton/rayon blend material. The lining shows light to moderate age and usage toning. Maker marked and is a size marked 60. Excellent untouched original Waffen SS cap!
The first pattern SS overseas cap was introduced in June 1934 for wear by EM/NCO’s serving with the Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), the SS-Totenkopfverbände, (SS-Death’s Head Units), and the SS-Verfügungstruppe, (SS-Special Purpose Troops), which were to become the cadre of the Waffen-SS, (Armed-SS). In 1937 an earth grey version of the first pattern cap was introduced and worn until a second pattern overseas cap was introduced on November 1ST 1940. The M40 overseas cap was similar in cut to the Luftwaffe’s "schiffchenform", (boat-form), overseas cap and was worn for the duration of the war.
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Your Price $2,650.00 USD

WWII Cloth German Cross In Gold 1941 Deutsches Kreuz in Gold Stoffausführung
Item #: VF4370

Click image to enlarge
Hand embroidered example features a double, overlaid, eight point, sunburst pattern with the top, inner layer, sunburst in matte, brownish/grey, cotton threads, and the bottom, outer layer, in bright, silver/aluminum wire threads. The cross has a gilt washed, circular, stamped alloy, wreath with embossed laurel leaves and "ribbons" and a small banner with the impressed introduction date, "1941" to the bottom center. The wreath is identical to the wreaths utilized on the metal crosses. Both the inner and outer edges of the alloy wreath have red thread borders with an additional silver/aluminum thread border to the outer edge. The wreath encompasses an embroidered, canted, black swastika with a silver/aluminum thread outer border on a white rayon base. The cross is mounted on a cut-out, field-grey wool base indicating an army issue award. The reverse of the badge still has its original protective black paper backing intact and a white stamped manufacturer’s logo.
The War Order of the German Cross was introduced on September 28TH 1941 in two classes of Gold and Silver. The Gold class Cross was awarded to military personnel for exceptional acts of bravery or achievement in combat while the Silver class was awarded for distinguished acts of service in the war effort. Criteria for bestowal of either Cross included that the recipient must first have been awarded the 1939 Iron Cross 1ST class or the 1939 Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 1ST class. On introduction of the award a cloth version was also authorized for wear with the color of the base material indicating which branch of service the cross was awarded to with a field-grey base for award to Heer and Waffen-SS personnel, a black base for Panzer personnel, a blue/grey base for Luftwaffe personnel and a navy blue base for Kriegsmarine personnel.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $500.00 USD

WWII German Nazi Infantry Assault Badge in Bronze By L/14 F. Ort Infanterie Sturmabzeichen in Bronze
Item #: VF4369

Click image to enlarge
Roughly 2 1/2", tall, 1 7/8", wide, vertically oval, die struck, solid backed, alloy construction badge features an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht, (Armed-Forces), style eagle with down-swept wings, clutching a canted, swastika in its talons, superimposed to the top center, encompassing a cut-out, bolt action rifle with a fixed bayonet and a sling. Badge is maker marked L/14 indicating the maker F. Ort. A very beautiful badge!
The Close Combat Clasp series of awards were introduced on November 25TH 1942 for award to personnel who fought in hand-to-hand combat situations unsupported by armor. The Clasp was issued in three grades, of Bronze, Silver and Gold with each successive grade signifying more days spent in hand-to-hand or close combat. Criteria for award of the clasps consisted of fifteen days of hand-to-hand combat for bestowal of the Bronze clasp, thirty days of hand-to-hand combat for bestowal of the Silver clasp and fifty days of hand-to-hand combat for bestowal of the Gold clasp. There was also a prescribed, combat to time served ratio, enabling long serving personnel to be eligible for award of a clasp.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $240.00 USD

WWII German Italian African Campaign Medal
Item #: FRJ154

Click image to enlarge
WWII German Italian African Campaign MedalEarly, die struck bronze medal features two embossed, high relief, stylized gladiators, representing Germany and Italy, slaying a crocodile, representing Great Britain to the obverse. The reverse has the embossed likeness of the Feleni arch, the Royal Knot of the House of Savoy, a fasces and a swastika. The outer border of the reverse has embossed script in both Italian and German, "Campagna Italo-Tedesca in Africa", and, "Italienisch-Deutscher Feldzug in Afrika" (Italian-German Campaign in Africa). The obverse of the medal has the embossed designer's and manufacturer's names, "De Marchis" and, "Lorioli Milano" respectively. The medal has an integral ribbon suspension bar and comes complete with an original ribbed rayon ribbon in both the German and Italian national colors.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $135.00 USD

WWII German Nazi Panzer Assault Badge In Bronze By Frank & Reif Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze
Item #: VF4368

Click image to enlarge

Die struck alloy construction, solid backed, badge with a bronze washed finish features a vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down-swept wings, clutching a canted swastika in its talons, superimpose to the top center, encompassing the forward, cut-out, profile of a tank. Obverse has a beautiful toned silver finish. Reverse still retains quite a bit of the original bronze finish as well. The reverse has a crimped hinge inset into a rectangle shaped recess, a thin round vertical pin and a soldered catch. The reverse is well marked Frank & Reif of Stuttgart.

The Panzer Assault Badge in silver was instituted by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch on December 20TH 1939 for award to all ranks of tank personnel who served as a tank commander, driver, gunner or radio operator and had been involved in three different armored assaults on three different days. The institution order indicated the criteria for award of the badge was to be effective as of January 1ST 1940. Of Note: On June 1ST 1940 a Bronze version of the Panzer Assault Badge was introduced for award to Panzer-Grenadier, medical, and armored car personnel who participated in three different armored assaults on three different days. Also Of Note: By June 1943 it was realized that the Panzer Assault Badge didn’t sufficiently recognize the number of assaults participated in by armored personnel, which resulted in the introduction of the numbered Special Grade of the Panzer Assault Badge in both silver and bronze versions on June 22ND 1943. The numbered Special Grade of the Panzer Assault Badge were awarded with the numerals, 25, 50, 75 and 100. The numbered badges followed the basic design of their un-numbered predecessors but were larger and had the addition of an inset rectangular plate with a numeral to the bottom of the wreath

Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $250.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht K98 Combat Bayonet With Topical Frog Matching 42 ASW Seitengewehr 98K
Item #: VF4367

Click image to enlarge
Roughly 25cm long, drop forged, steel construction blade with wide fullers. Blade retains about 65% of it's original blueing. Maker marked "42 asw". Scabbard also marked to "asw" with matching serial numbers. Wood grip. Stud functions well. Comes with a matching condition tropical frog.
The K98 bayonet was a modification of the already modified S84/98 bayonet that had been originally developed in 1915. Manufacture of this new modified bayonet began in 1934 with mass production beginning in 1936. The K98 bayonet was a standard issue item and was accompanied by a bayonet frog to be worn on the reverse left side of the weight bearing waist belt. The K98 bayonet remained the standard issue bayonet through-out the war with minor manufacturing variations. As the war continued the quality of the bayonets deteriorated and in mid-1944 most manufacturers discontinued producing the bayonet to concentrate on producing other essential war materials.
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Your Price $300.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Wehrmacht M42 Helmet With Liner ET64 Stahlhelm M42
Item #: VF4366

Click image to enlarge
The stamped, sheet steel construction helmet retains about 90% of its factory applied field-gray paint. All three liner retaining rivets are all intact. The interior of the helmet has a M31, tan, leather liner with all eight of its original fingers and the original tie string intact and is size stamped 57. The reverse, interior, neck guard apron has a faint, stamped serial number 4676 and is also maker marked EF64 indicating manufacture by Eisen-und Hüttenwerke, AG Thale/Harz, size 64. Worn and used example.
The first "modern" steel helmets were introduced by the French army in early 1915 and were shortly followed by the British army later that year. With plans on the drawing board, experimental helmets in the field, ("Gaede" helmet), and some captured French and British helmets the German army began tests for their own steel helmet at the Kummersdorf Proving Grounds in November, and in the field in December 1915. An acceptable pattern was developed and approved and production began at Eisen-und Hüttenwerke, AG Thale/Harz, in the spring of 1916. These first modern M16 helmets evolved into the M18 helmets by the end of WWI. The M16 and M18 helmets remained in usage through-out the Weimar Reichswehr era and on into the early years of the Third Reich until the development of the smaller, lighter M35 style helmet in June 1935. In an effort to reduced construction time and labor costs minor modifications were introduced in March 1940 resulting in the M40 helmet. Further construction modifications were undertaken in August 1942 resulting in the M42 helmet.
Shipping Weight: 6 lbs
Your Price $475.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe "HERMANN MEYER" Tropical Visor Cap Tropenschirmmütze
Item #: VF4365

Click image to enlarge
Light weight, ribbed, tan cotton twill construction cap features a one piece, circular, crown with the outside edge piped in the same material. The body section of the cap, between the crown and the centerband, consists of four panels with vertical seams to the front, the back and both sides. The body of the cap has two, inset, galvanized ventilation grommets to either side. The centerband has an internal stiffener to maintain the shape of the cap. The cap has a large, fabric covered forward visor with an internal stiffener with a slightly raised lip to the top of the forward edge and a single row of reinforcement stitching to both the top and bottom of the forward edge. The front center of the cap has a machine woven Luftwaffe eagle in white threads on a cut-out woven tan rayon base. The eagle still has sections of its original tan rayon factory roll which have been folded into an inverted, triangular base which is neatly hand stitched to the cap. The front center of the centerband has a machine woven national tri-color cockade flanked by a white oak-leaf wreath and horizontally extended wings on a rectangular, ribbed, tan rayon base, which is neatly hand stitched to the cap. The interior of the cap has a partial, ribbed, tan cotton twill sweatband and a dual-ply, vertical, fabric stiffener to the front section. The interior crown of the cap is lined in light weight red cotton with an internal circular celluloid sweat "diamond" machine stitched between the lining and the exterior crown. The crown lining is well marked with black ink stamped size, "56 1/2" and is dated 1942.
In late 1940, with the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, the army quickly developed and issued tropical uniforms and equipment in time for DAK, Deutsches Afrika Korps, (German Africa Corps), personnel’s arrival in Tripoli in February 1941. At the same time the Luftwaffe also developed and introduced their own version of the tropical uniform, headgear and equipment independently from the other branches of service. Originally the tropical uniforms were only intended for wear in North Africa but that was later expanded to include personnel serving in southern areas of continental Europe during the summer months, (May 1ST to September 30TH). Additional tropical items were introduced during the war including the Luftwaffe tropical visor cap which was introduced on April 13TH 1942 for wear by all ranks assigned to tropical climates. The design of the tropical visor cap was based on the Kriegsmarine tropical visor cap and the only variation between the EM/NCO’s and the Officer’s version caps was the chinstrap/chin cord. Of Note: Luftwaffe personal referred to this cap as the, "Hermann Meyer" cap after Hermann Göring’s boastful statement that if the industrial Ruhr region of Germany was ever bombed you could call him "Meyer". 
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $2,200.00 USD

Additional Pages
[Previous Page]  1  2