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US Navy Boxing Championship Belt & Photo Album Of Champion
Item #: VF4934

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Incredible grouping of photos and a championship belt. Belt has red, white, and blue silk belt, and large buckle in the center. "1925 - 1926 BATLE FLEET CHAMPIONSHIP." Middleweight Boxing fleet champion, R.D. Near and the date January 22, 1926 are engraved on the buckle. There is an enameled federal shield, and a naval fish and anchor scene on either side. The belt and buckle are unsigned but obviously done by a jeweler. Also included is a photo of the sailor to whom the belt is named, in boxing attire, with the name "Bobby Near" on the back. Additionally, the grouping includes a photo album containing over 20 original photos, menus, newspaper clippings about Bobby Near winning the title, boxing crew photos, and more - all pertaining to the USS California, Battle Fleet boxing, and Robert Near himself. Some of the photos of other Navy boxers are autographed to Bob Near himself.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $1,400.00 USD

WWII Nazi German SS Eight Year Long Service Medal SS Dienstauszeichenungen
Item #: VF4933

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Roughly 38mm, diameter, die struck bronze alloy construction, third class award with a bronze wash, features a raised outer lip with central, embossed, SS runes encircled by an embossed oak-leaf wreath which is superimposed over a large, embossed, static swastika on a subtly textured background field to the obverse. The reverse has the embossed, block Latin script with SS runes, "Für Treue Dienste in der SS", (For Loyal Service in the SS), superimposed over a large numeral "8", also on a subtly textured background field. The medal ring and the correct, tear drop shaped, suspension loop are both intact and the medal comes complete with a piece of original ribbed, moire cornflower blue rayon ribbon.
On January 30TH 1938 Adolf Hitler introduced a series of four long service medals for award to loyal, long serving members of the SS-Verfügungstruppen, (SS-Special Purpose Troops), the SS-Totenkopfverbände, (SS-Death’s Head Units) and the SS-Junkerschulen, (SS-Officer Candidates Schools). Eligible service time for bestowal of one of the awards was counted from the reforming of the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), on February 24TH 1925 and time served between 1925 and 1933, during the Kampfzeit, (Time of Struggle), and military service time were counted as double. The four classes consisted of the first class award for twenty-five years service, the second class for twelve years service, the third class for eight years service and the fourth class for four years service. Only EM’s and NCO’s were eligible for the fourth class award while all ranks were eligible for the other three classes. Authorization for rendering the awards came directly from SS-Reichführer Heinrich Himmler’s office. Of Note: Personnel serving with the Allgemeine-SS, (General-SS), and the SS-SD, SS-Sicherheitsdienst und Sicherheitspolizei, (SS-Security Service and Security Police), were not eligible for the SS long service awards and long serving personnel were awarded the NSDAP’s Faithful Service Decoration if eligible. Also Of Note: The SS Long Service Awards were the first awards to utilize a swastika alone and not in conjunction with the national eagle. This example is the third class award for eight years service.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $750.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Polizei Eighteen Year Long Service Award 1938
Item #: VF4932

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Second class, die struck alloy construction award with a silver finish for 18 years service. The award is in the form of a Pattée style cross with a central, vertically oval, centerpiece. The obverse centerpiece features an embossed oak-leaf wreath encompassing a national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a canted, wreathed swastika on a smooth background field. The eagles wings extended beyond the oak-leaf wreath onto the horizontal arms of the cross. The reverse centerpiece has embossed block Latin script, "Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei", (For Loyal Service in the Police), also on a smooth background field. The arms of the cross have a slightly textured background field with a smooth, raised, outer border edging. The silver finish is fully retained and is still quite clean and bright. The ribbon suspension ring and medal loop are both intact. The award comes complete with a piece of original, horizontally ribbed, cornflower blue, moire rayon ribbon and embroidered polizei eagle ribbon bar device. Mint
On January 30TH 1938 Adolf Hitler instituted a series of Long Service Awards to recognize loyal long service in the police. The award was originally 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. Allegedly another class of the award was introduced in August 1944 to recognize forty years loyal service and consisted of a golden metal cypher with "40" encompassed by an oak-leaf wreath to be affixed to the ribbon of the twenty-five year service award.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $200.00 USD

WWII Nazi German Polizei Twenty-Five Year Long Service Award 1938
Item #: vf4931

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First class, die struck alloy construction award with a fire gilted finish for twenty-five years service. The award is in the form of a Pattée style cross with a central, vertically oval, centerpiece. The obverse centerpiece features an embossed oak-leaf wreath encompassing a national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a canted, wreathed swastika on a smooth background field. The eagles wings extended beyond the oak-leaf wreath onto the horizontal arms of the cross. The reverse centerpiece has embossed block Latin script, "Für Treue Dienst in der Polizei", (For Loyal Service in the Police), also on a smooth background field. The arms of the cross have a slightly textured background field with a smooth, raised, outer border edging. The fire gilted finish is fully retained and is still quite clean and bright. The ribbon suspension ring and medal loop are both intact. The award comes complete with a piece of original, horizontally ribbed, cornflower blue, moire rayon ribbon and embroidered polizei eagle ribbon bar device. Mint
On January 30TH 1938 Adolf Hitler instituted a series of Long Service Awards to recognize loyal long service in the police. The award was originally 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. Allegedly another class of the award was introduced in August 1944 to recognize forty years loyal service and consisted of a golden metal cypher with "40" encompassed by an oak-leaf wreath to be affixed to the ribbon of the twenty-five year service award.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $250.00 USD

WWII Patriotic Marine Corps Celluloid Pin
Item #: VF4930

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Vintage 1940's celluloid plastic US Marine Corps pin with moving arms and legs. Measures 2 3/4" long. No breaks to plastic in very good condition
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $75.00 USD

WWII Patriotic Uncle Sam Celluloid Pin
Item #: VF4929

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Vintage 1940's celluloid plastic Uncle Sam pin with moving arms and legs. Measures 2 3/4" long. No breaks to plastic in very good condition
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $95.00 USD

WWII NAZI German Eagle Order Verdienstmedaille Merit Medal Maker “29”
Item #: VF4928

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Beautiful example of a German Eagle Order Merit Medal (Verdienstmedaille des Deutschen Adlers) in bronze. On loop for suspension - marked "29” for an unknown maker with its period original ribbon featuring an horizontal pinback. Measuring 38.03 mm in diameter and weighing 21.9 grams in overall extremely fine condition.
The Series of the Order of the German Eagle was originally instituted by Hitler on May 1ST 1937, in varying degrees for award to foreign political dignitaries. The award was modified and other "degrees" were added in 1939, and again in 1943. The last version of these awards were designated "class" instead of "degree". Also in 1939 crossed swords were added to the award when it was to be issued to personnel who had displayed distinguished military merit. The Medal of Merit was the lowest class in the series.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $450.00 USD

Order of the German Eagle Merit Medal with Swords in Silver Official Vienna Mint
Item #: VF4927

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(Deutsche Verdienstmedaille des Deutsche Adlers mit Schwertern). A round silver medal, the obverse depicting the outline of the Order of the German Eagle. The reverse inscribed "Deutsche Verdienstmedaille” in block letters with crossed swords fastened to the top of the medal. On a loop for suspension from its period original ribbon featuring a horizontal pinback. Maker marked "Hauptmünzamt Wien”, with a Vienna city assay mark, and "835” for silver content. Measuring 38.15 mm in diameter and weighing 23.1 grams. In overall extremely fine condition.
The Series of the Order of the German Eagle was originally instituted by Hitler on May 1ST 1937, in varying degrees for award to foreign political dignitaries. The award was modified and other "degrees" were added in 1939, and again in 1943. The last version of these awards were designated "class" instead of "degree". Also in 1939 crossed swords were added to the award when it was to be issued to personnel who had displayed distinguished military merit.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $600.00 USD

PRE WWII Nazi German Nun Erst Recht Golden Pin
Item #: VF4925

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This example is a golden NUN ERST RECHT (NOW FIRST RIGHT) members pin measuring roughly 30 1/2 mm in diameter, die struck, alloy construction badge features three color enamel work and a bright fire gilted finish. The badge features a slightly recessed, fire gilted, embossed, outer oak-leaf wreath encompassing a fine white enameled inner border stripe which encircles a semi-translucent red, circular inner border with inset block Latin script, "NUN ERST RECHT", encompassing a white enameled central field with a canted, black enameled swastika. The fire gilted finish to the outside oak-leaf wreath is retained about 95% with minor age dulling. The hollow reverse of the badge is not marked with Pin complete. Shows the expected age, period use and wear. A scarce Abzeichen der Burdezeit (Badge of the Burden Times), first made and worn when the NSDAP was banned in November 1923 after the failed Putsch as a way to display support to the party without breaking the law because the badge did not display the party name. The swastika, not yet recognised as an official Nazi symbol, was allowed on the badge. The Weimar government issued another decree in late January 1924 that banned these badges. The ban was lifted in February of 1926. This motto badge was made as late as the early 1930's.
Shipping Weight: 0.6 lb
Your Price $550.00 USD