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WWII Nazi German SS Visor Cap Skull Early Jawless First Pattern
Item #: VF4537

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Early jawless first pattern SS skull. This skull is in wonderful condition and has shed just enough of the "silvering” to give it a really stunning battle worn look. The skull is about 1 1/8″ high and about 1 1/4″ and retains both prongs. A great skull for display.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $350.00 USD

WWII US Army Air Force 999th WASP Training Base 5" Squadron Patch
Item #: VF4536

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WWII US Air Corps, 999th WASP training base patch. This 5 inch direct embroidered on wool patch is in excellent condition but does have two small moth holes as seen in the images. This squadron patch has been removed from a jacket.  
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $550.00 USD

WWII German Nazi NSDAP Reichsparteitag Nürnberg 1933 Badge
Item #: VF4535

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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
Your Price $125.00 USD

WWII USMC Named KIA Purple Heart In First Issue Box 3rd Marine Division
Item #: JJ71

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Named WWII US Marine Corps, killed in action, cased Purple Heart.  PFC Edward Andrew Boever was a member of 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Son of George C. Boever (1890-1980) and Hallie E. Boever (1892-1983) on July 6th, 1925 in St. Louis Mo. The family pulled up stakes and moved to Little Rock Arkansas when young Edward was just a child. At the age of 18 like so many of that generation, he decided to enlist because of the sneak attack from the Japanese at Pearl Harbor. Young Edward ultimately gave his life for his Country on July 22nd, 1944 on the island of Guam. Edward was a member Hq. Co. and he was just 19 years old and is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, Hawaii. 
The 3rd Marine Division was officially activated on 16 September 1942 at Camp Elliott, San Diego, California. Most of the original members of the division were drawn from the cadre staff of the 2nd Marine Division. The division was initially built around the 9th Marine Regiment, commanded by Colonel Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. who later became the 20th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Major General Charles D. Barrett was the first commanding general of the division.
The division echeloned into Auckland, New Zealand between January and March 1943. In June of that year they moved onto Guadalcanal for additional training. 27 September 1943 saw the division land as part of the Battle of Bougainville and fight on the island until their last unit to arrive, the 21st Marine Regiment, embarked on 9 January 1944. During the course of the battle the division had approximately 400 Marines killed.
They returned to Guadalcanal in January 1944 to rest, refit and train. The next operation the division took part in was the Battle of Guam. From 21 July 1944 until the last day of organized fighting on 10 August, the division fought through the jungles on the island of Guam. During these 21 days of fighting, the division captured over 60 square miles (160 km2) of territory and killed over 5,000 enemy soldiers. The next two months saw continuous mopping up operations in which the Marines continued to engage left over Japanese forces. At the end of the battle the division had sustained 677 Marines killed, 3,626 wounded and 9 missing.
The division remained on the island of Guam for training purposes until they embarked as part of the landing force for the Battle of Iwo Jima. The 3rd Marine Division was initially in reserve for the battle however they were committed one regiment at a time as the initial regiments that landed needed to be relieved. The 21st Marines came ashore on 20 February followed by the 9th Marines and were reinforced by a battalion from the 3rd Marines on 25 February. The Marines of these two infantry regiments, supported by the artillery of the 12th Marine Regiment and tanks of the 3rd Tank Battalion, fought on Iwo Jima until the end of organized resistance on 16 March and the subsequent mopping up operations for the next month. All elements of the division were back on Guam by 17 April 1945. The fighting on Iwo Jima would cost the 3rd Marine Division 1,131 killed in action and another 4,438 wounded.
After the return to Guam, the division began preparing for the invasion of Japan. This however never took place as Japan surrendered in August 1945. The division was inactivated on 28 December 1945.
During the war the 3rd Marines had three Seabee Battalions assigned to it. The 25th Naval Construction Battalion (NCB) was posted to 19th Marines as the third battalion of the regiment. They landed on Bougainville as did the 71st NCB which was assigned as the 3rd Division's shore party there. The 25th NCB also landed during the assault on Guam as the Shore Party to the 3rd Marine Regiment after which the 19th Marines were inactivated and the 25th NCB was reassigned. The 62nd NCB was then posted TAD to the 3rd for Iwo Jima. They were the reserve, but became the lead battalion on getting airfield No. 1 operational because of the casualties taken by the primary assault CB. (133rd NCB)
Shipping Weight: 0.9 lb
Your Price $1,350.00 USD

WW1 US Army 37th Division Purple Heart Named to 148th Infantry Soldier From Ohio
Item #: VF4533

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Purple Heart is identified to Corporal Eugene G. Pepple of Co B 3rd Infantry ONG (Co B 148 Infantry) and participated in the Ypres-Lys and Meuse-Argonne campaigns. Wounded In Action 31 Oct 1918. 

During World War I, in the front lines at Baccarat and the Pannes, in the Meuse-Argonne and Ypres-Lys offenses at Recicourt and Avocourt, men of the 148th fought in the three strenuous months which were to bring victory to the allied troops. It was the Ypres-Lys campaign that saw the crowning achievement of the 148th. There the Regiment, first of all the allied troops, crossed the Scheldt River in Belgium on 2 November 1918 and maintained the crossing in spite of heavy losses from devastating machine gun and shell fire. It was there, too, that the regimental motto, "We'll do it," was inspired.

With the signing of the Armistice, the 148th stayed on in Europe for several months before it returned to the United States and was demobilized. 1 July 1921 the 148th Infantry was reorganized as such. It was on 27 September 1923 that the 148th Infantry regimental insignia was approved - the first in the United States to receive official War Department sanction.

The crest has seventeen (17) silver arrows, banded by a sprig of buckeye on a wreath of blue and gold, which are the regimental colors. The seventeen arrows signify Ohio, which was the seventeenth state to be admitted to the Union. The shield is azure, for infantry, divided by a red fess, bordered by two gold bands with two fleurs-de-lis representing the offensive and defensive actions in which the Regiment participated in France. The lion represents Belgium, where the Regiment engaged in the Ypres-Lys offensive. The red fess, wavy and bordered by the two gold bands, represents the Scheldt River which, of all the allied troops, was crossed first by the 148th Infantry on 2 November 1918. The regimental motto, "We'll Do It," inscribed below the shield was inspired during this crossing and became a battle cry that inspired the members of this Regiment to rise above the normal call of duty and to go on to soundly defeat an enemy of superior numbers and to bring about a great victory for the allies.

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Your Price $245.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Officer's Sword Offizierschwert
Item #: JJ70

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Nice early production, (pre-1940), roughly, 76cm long, nickel/silver plated, drop forged steel, dual edged, blade, with a central fuller running from the cross guard about, 30cm long down the blade towards the tip. The blade is in overall near mint condition. The reverse ricasso is well marked with deeply acid etched manufacturers name and location Paul Weyersberg & Co. Solingen. The original blue leather washer is still intact. The sword has a nickel/silver cross guard and pommel. The nicely detailed cross guard features downwardly curved, stylized wings to each side with a central, raised circular panel with a canted, brass, sunwheel swastika to both the obverse and reverse. The blue Moroccan wrapped, carved wooden grip has its original dual strand, twisted brass wire wrap still intact. The nickel/silver pommel also features a canted, brass, sunwheel swastika to both the obverse and reverse with the edge of the pommel displaying an ornate, repeating, hand etched oak-leave pattern. The sword comes complete with its original scabbard with a grained blue Moroccan leather covering and nickel/silver fittings. The scabbards leather covering is in overall very good condition with a couple of minor scuff marks and still retaining the original hanger. Nice early example in overall near mint condition.
In March 1933 the Deutscher Luftsport Verband, (German Air Sports League), was established by incorporating all civilian flying clubs into the one organization. The DLV was utilized as a camouflage civilian organization to train personnel for the future Luftwaffe. As a civilian organization it was able to circumvent the restrictions imposed by the Versailles Treaty, which prohibited a German military air service. In February and April 1934 respectively the DLV introduced a dagger for Officer’s and a knife for all ranks. Later in 1934 members of the Fliegerschaft, the secret military branch of the DLV, adopted both sidearms for wear. Also in late 1934 the "Ehrenschwert", (Honor Sword), was introduced by Hermann Göring for presentation to specifically selected personnel of the Fliegerschaft. With the official establishment of the Luftwaffe in March 1935, the newly introduced sword was awarded to all Luftwaffe officer’s in good-standing and the official designation of the sword was altered to Offizierschwert, (Officer’s Sword), although it was most commonly referred to as the Fliegerschwert, (Flyer’s Sword). Regulations dictated that all Officer’s and senior NCO’s wear the sword with the Service, Reporting, Walking-out, and Parade Dress uniforms. The early issue swords were constructed with German nickel/silver or plated fittings while later models, (circa-1940), had aluminum fittings. Of Note: Wear of the Luftwaffe Officer’s swords was discontinued by order of December 23RD 1944
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price $1,450.00 USD

WWII US Army Air Corps Glider Pilot Wings Marked Sterling
Item #: VF4532

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Fantastic WWII Army Air Corps Glider Pilot Wings are Die struck, marked Sterling Silver to the reverse of the badge. Wings measure just over 3 inches wide and have never been cleaned
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $250.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Double Sided SA Car Pennant Fahrzeug Dienstwimpel
Item #: VF4528

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WWII German Nazi SA car pennant  that measures 9”x 14”. Pennant features a red base field with a central white circular disc with a stylized "SA" runes in black and black circular border trim to both sides. The pennant retains the original hoist edge that has a tunnel loop to it, through which a white cord has been fed. The cord forms a loop to the top of the hoist edge. Also retains the original RZM tag
Development of the SA, Sturmabteilung, (Storm Detachment), may be traced back to August 1921 when the first unit was formed to protect NSDAP leaders at party meetings and rallies and to act as opposition to rival political parties. Between its inception and Hitler’s ascension to power in January 1933 the SA had been uniformed, banned, reformed and reorganized. Prior to Hitler’s gaining of power the SA numbered about 300,000 personnel but by December 1933 it had reached a peak of roughly 4,500,000 personnel. The SA utilized vehicle service pennants in a similar was as the Armed Forces. These pennants were flown from the right front fender of the vehicle when an Officer was uniformed and in the vehicle.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WWII German Nazi NSKK Vehicle Pennant Wimpel
Item #: VF4527

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A multi-piece cotton construction pennant, 13.38 inches across with a 7.48 inches tall hoist edge. Sewn to both sides of its red field is a 4.3 inches diameter white disk, upon which is machine woven a copper-colored, spread-winged eagle with a wreathed, mobile swastika, in black, in its talons. The disk is edged in black, and a black-edged banner, with "N.S.K.K." to it, also in black, extends beyond the disk and arches above the eagle. The edges of the pennant are reinforced with doubly stitched black leather, and its hoist edge has a tunnel loop to it, through which a white cord has been fed. The cord forms a loop to the top of the hoist edge.
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lb
Your Price $250.00 USD

WWII Luftwaffe "Other Ranks" 1st Pattern Droop Tail Hat Eagle
Item #: VF4526

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First Pattern, silver finish, die stamped aluminum construction, stylized Luftwaffe droop tail eagle in flight, clutching a canted swastika in one talon. Both inset attachment prongs are intact. 
On its inception on February 26TH 1935, the Luftwaffe adopted most of the uniform items of the earlier DLV, Deutscher Luftsport Verband, (German Air Sports League), its civilian forerunner, including the visor cap. In March 1935 the earlier, "Tellerform", saucer shaped, caps were replaced with a new, "Sattelform" cap with a higher front peak and an oval shaped top. The Luftwaffe pattern national eagle was originally introduced for wear by Fliegerschaft, (Pilot Base), personnel of the DLV, Deutscher Luftsportsverband, (German Air Sports Association), the clandestine, civilian, forerunner of the Luftwaffe on August 18TH 1934 and was officially adopted for wear by all Luftwaffe personnel on March 1ST 1935. The original first pattern national eagle was utilized until a, slightly modified, second pattern national eagle was introduced in late 1936 or early 1937. Regulations dictated that the national eagle was to be worn on almost all headgear and on the right breast of almost all uniforms with a few minor exceptions. Along with the introduction of the "Sattelform" cap a new winged wreath and national tri-color cockade were also introduced and were utilized by all ranks until the end of the war. Officer's ranks generally utilized hand embroidered cap insignia as opposed to the stamped metal visor cap insignia as generally utilized by EM/NCO ranks.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
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WWII Nazi German 1938 NSFK 19th Annual Gliding Competition in Röhn Badge
Item #: VF4525

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1938 NSFK (Nationalsozialistisches Fliegerkorps/National Socialist Flyer’s Corps) 19. Röhn Segelflug-Wettbewerb badge; in silvered metal (magnetic); horizontal pinback (catch broken off); unmarked; measuring 44 mm x 33 mm; extremely fine condition.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $100.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Deutsch Die Saar Tinnie
Item #: VF4524

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The Saar was an industrialized region of Germany occupied by order of the Versailles Treaty. The Germans were increasingly resentful of this occupation. This tinnie shows smoke stacks shrouded by exhaust clouds which become hands with fingers raised if looked at correctly. These hands/smokestacks are bound in chains. Backmarked GLASER & SOHN DRESDEN. Solid, heavy metal construction much better made then typical tinnies.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $75.00 USD

MINT WWII Bell Trading Post US Army Paratrooper Jump Qualification Wings In Sterling
Item #: VF4523

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Fantastic WWII US Army Paratrooper Wings or qualification badge are Die struck, Bell Trading Post maker marked and in STERLING. Wings measure 1 3/4 inches wide.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $200.00 USD

WWII US Army Air Corps Sweetheart Wing And Prop Wings In Sterling
Item #: VF4522

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Beautiful WWII US Army Air Corps sweetheart wings in STERLING. Badge is in the form of a silver propeller with the Air Corps in fine enamels to the center. Badge measures 2 1/4 inches wide. 
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $65.00 USD
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WWII US Army Air Corps Pilot Wings By Amcraft In Sterling
Item #: VF4521

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Fantastic original pair of die struck US Army Air Corps Pilots wings. Badge measures 3 inches wide and have never been cleaned. Reverse of the badge is maker marked Amcraft Attleboro Mass Sterling
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $80.00 USD

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