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Turkish 1915 Campaign Star (Iron Crescent) by B.B.& Co.
Item #: VF4950

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A Turkish 1915 Campaign Star (Iron Crescent) by B.B.& Co. - Nickel-plated brass and enamels, German-made, maker marked "B.B. & Co." on the reverse, 55.5 mm x 57.5 mm, horizontal pinback, intact enamels
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $240.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Diplomatic Officials Dagger by Alcoso With Portepee
Item #: MCJ77

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This Alcoso Diplomatic Official's Dagger is by Alcoso. The pommel of this example of course portrays a noble eagle looking to the viewer’s left. The brow over the bird’s eye is still good on both sides and the feather segments that go downward on either side are also still crisp. The back hilt and the borders of the front hilt areas have the hand engraved accent line. The ferrule below has the usual cut in accent lines and is in excellent condition. Simulated mother of pearl grips are perfect with no chips, scratches or marks and has nice yellow aged toning. The beautiful diplomatic crossguard has the raised quillons at the end of the bird’s wings and the bird’s head of course looks opposite the pommel head. This bird is looking to the viewer’s right. The details are nice and clear throughout the wing spread, head, talons, wreath and raised swastika. The Alcoso scabbard is nice and straight throughout and still has good crisp pebbling.This fine scabbard has the raised oak leaf and acorn motif which run upward towards the triple serrated eyelets. These eyelets have the sleeve on both of the edges where the ring goes through. This is a typical Alcoso part. The throat is a slightly thin type and it is retained by two Alcoso small bore flatter head side screws. The silvering also is in totally perfect condition on this scabbard with absolutely no lifting. The blade is a very good Alcoso example still being nice and bright and having some of the graining throughout with needlelike tip but does have some spotting throughout. The reverse ricasso is etched with the scales trademark having the firm’s initials, "ACS” interspersed. Above the scales, is the firm’s name written in script, "Alcoso” and below the scales is the location city of "Solingen”. This trademark was used during 1940. Portepee is the correct type for Government official / Diplomatic daggers which are fractionally smaller then the Army, Luftwaffe, Naval portepees. This dagger has never been disassembled and overall is in excellent condition.
Shipping Weight: 3.5 lbs
Your Price $9,500.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's Vehicle Pennant Fahrzeug Wimpel für Offizier
Item #: VF4949

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Roughly, 23cm tall at the hoist end, 40cm long, horizontal, isosceles triangle, woven, dual-ply, Luftwaffe blue/gray cotton construction pennant features a nicely detailed, machine embroidered, second pattern Luftwaffe eagle in silvery/white threads with blue/gray accent threads, to the center of each side. The eagles wingspan is roughly, 18cm from tip to tip. The pennant is mounted on an internal, alloy bar frame with closed, suspension hooks to both the top and bottom of the hoist edge.
Personal and unit command pennants were an old German Army tradition which was continued and expanded during the Third Reich and included new designs and patterns for the fledgling Luftwaffe. Regulations concerning Luftwaffe personal and unit command pennants can be found dated as early as January 1935, before the formation of the Luftwaffe was officially announced. The personal and unit command pennants underwent numerous minor alterations at various times through-out the war. The Officer’s vehicle pennant was introduced on December 27TH 1935 and was originally designated, Dienstwimpel, (Service Pennant), on April 27TH 1937 the designation was altered to Luftwaffenwimpel, (Air Force Pennant). This pattern pennant was utilized by Officer’s who were not authorized a command or staff pennant. The pennant was flown from the left, front, fender of the Officer’s official or personal vehicle, when the Officer was uniformed and in the vehicle. Of Note: Regulations also dictated that the vehicle flying the pennant be of German manufacture and in good condition. Further regulations of June 17TH 1938 permitted all Luftwaffe personnel, regardless of rank, to fly the vehicle pennant on privately owned cars as long as it was being driven by uniformed personnel. Pennants on private cars were often not stiffened, but rather free-flying.
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Your Price $450.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Officer's Vehicle Pennant Fahrzeug Wimpel für Offizier
Item #: VF4948

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Roughly, 21cm tall at the hoist end, 33cm long, horizontal, isosceles triangle, loosely woven, dual-ply, field-gray fabric construction, dual sided, pennant features a hand embroidered national eagle, with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in silvery/white threads with black accent threads to each side. The eagle shows nice detailing and has a wingspan of roughly, 19cm from tip to tip. The outer edges of the pennant are trimmed with white cording. The pennant is mounted on an internal, alloy bar frame with closed, suspension hooks to both the top and bottom of the hoist edge.
Following an age old military tradition the German armed forces of the Third Reich utilized a wide variety of identifying flags and pennants to distinguish Officers and Headquarters and included specific flags and pennants for use by Officers who command units as varied in size as the Army High Command to Battalion sized units. Generally the flags and pennants were designed utilizing the basic unit size tactical map symbols and the appropriate waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color). On November 10TH 1934 the OKH, Oberkommnado des Heeres, (Army High Command), introduced the national eagle vehicle pennants for use by all Officers and Officials with officer rank/position as an identifying emblem of rank. The vehicle pennant was to be flown from the right front fender of a military or private vehicle when the Officer was present. The national eagle pennant was utilized by Officers who were not authorized a command or staff pennant. The pennant was flown from the left, front, fender of the Officer’s official or personal vehicle, when the Officer was uniformed and in the vehicle. Additional regulations on August 13TH 1936 prescribed the addition of white border trim to the pennants. Further regulations of September 8TH 1938 also dictated that the vehicle flying the pennant be of German manufacture and in good condition. Most commonly the pennants were stiffened with an internal wire frame or an exterior clear celluloid cover. The non-stiffened pennants are usually associated with use on a private vehicle as opposed to a military vehicle.
Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
Your Price $450.00 USD