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A - 4 WW1/WW2 group of 4 , as - WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class, Hanseatic Cross for Hamburg:

excellent enamels, Cross of Honour with swords, and WW2 West Wall medal. £200
B - 4 WW1 group of 4, as - WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class, Fire-brigade service cross (Fur Verdienste im Feuerloschwesen), Veteran's Furs Vaterland medal and Cross of Honour with swords. (Ribbon for 2nd medal is pale blue/white stripes). £125
C - 4/5 WW1/WW2 group of 4 (ribbon has 5 spaces) - WW1 Iron Cross,2nd class, Saxony ribbon : pale-green and white stripes, but no medal, Cross of Honour with swords, WW2 War Merit Cross with swords, and Luftschutz medal. £160
D - 4 WW1 Axis powers group of 4, as Iron Cross, 2nd class, Cross of Honour with swords, plus Austria 1914-1918 Gilt medal "Fur Osterreich", set crossed swords on ribbon, plus Hungary WW1 Commemorative medal : Pro Deo et Patria 1914-1918. £85

E - 3 WW2 trio , as - Wehrmacht medal in silver for 4 years (4 on reverse), set silver

eagle for Army on ribbon, Austria Annexation medal (13.March 1938) and West Wall. £150
F - 3 WW1 trio, as Iron Cross, Friedrich-August medal in bronze, plus Cross of Honour with swords. Label on back of group by "H. Kluck Nachf. of Dresden". £80
G - 3 WW1 trio, as - Iron Cross, 2nd class, Hanseatic Cross for Hamburg, (excellent red enamels), plus Cross of Honour with swords. With matching stick-pin of the 3 medals. £165

H - 2 WW1 pair, as : Iron Cross, 2nd class with Cross of Honour & swords. + ribbon bar. £65


Koniggratz cross 1966 - Prussia award to the victorious army "Dem siegreichem Heere".

dated 3.July 1866. WR cypher on rev. Rampant eagle on front. Ni 1938 £32

1870-1871 commemorative medal in bronze for front-line troops (Kampfer) - 'Dem siegreichen Heere'. Ni 1941/1. Gott war mit uns - Ihm sei die Ehre. £20

1870-1871 commmemorative medal in steel for non-combattants (Nicht-kampfer) - " Fur Pflichttreue im Kriege". Ni 1941/2 £25

China War Commemorative 1900/1901 - Eagle killing the Chinese Dragon. Ni 3150

Attractive gilt finish "Den siegreichen Streitern", crowned W £90

Commemorative medal for the meeting of King Edward VII and Franz Josef in Marienbad

and Karlsbad on 16th/17th August 1904. Their conjoined busts right. By Christlbauer

of Vienna. Set ribbon of half yellow and black. Scarce. £25

WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class - a selection with maker's marks on the ring ….. Each £45

WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class, set non-combattants ribbon. (rare) £50

Museum-quality Copy of the famous Blue Max - Pour le Merite, with wide ribbon. An affordable gap-filler. Cased with image of medal on lid. £40

WW1 1914/18 Service Cross of Honour, with swords. Ni 3803/1. Plus matching ribbon-bar £12

WW1 1914/18 Service Cross of Honour, no swords. Ni 3803/2 Scarce now £18

WW1 1914/18 Service Cross of Honour, no swords blackened finish, for widows and parents of fallen German soldiers. Ni 3803/3. £25

1916 blackened medal "In Eiserner Zeit" - by Hosaeus : given in exchange for items of gold or silver to aid the War effort. "Gold gab ich zur Wehr - Eisen nahm ich zur Ehr' ". £15

Kyffhauser bund medal - -oval gilt medal with 8-line quote from Hindenburg; obv has flag

and thunderbolts 1914-1918 "Blank die Wehr, Rein die Ehr' ". By Hosaeus. £15

Prussian Kyffhauser-style Kriegerverband medal, with Kyffhauser monument. Cross of

Honour, set padded black&white striped ribbon. 2nd class. (Husken 9650 h). £50

Another, no ribbon. £30

Wound badge in silver (for multiple woundings !) Ni 3294. Dull-grey colour £45

Wound badge in black (for 1 or 2 woundings) Ni 3293 £25

Set of 5 coloured roundels, "Zur Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit" - commemorating WW1

service, each with a different sceme - Infantry, Artillery, Anti-tank, Cavalry, or New

Luftwaffe; measuring 1 inch in diameter. Attractive. Each … £1 or the set ….. £4

WW1 Fur Kriegshilfsdienst - War cross for Auxiliary Aid. Ni 1966 (1916-24) £20

Belt-buckle - Gott mit uns, in iron, slight flecks of rust. £30

Trench-art - match-box cover in brass, with 'Gott mit Uns' circlet affixed to front. £20

Hosaeus medal - "I had a comrade" - another of the 'give gold for iron' series. Soldier with

foliage : Ich hatt einen Kameraden; text - Am Schmuck der Ruhestaetten unserer

Tapfern half wer dieses Eisen-Zeichen nahm. Ribbon black/red/gold yellow. £30

Propaganda medallet in aluminium - Ub' Aug' und Hand furs Vaterland -guns & armaments

Wir wollen sein ein einig Volk von Brudern - We will be a united people of Brothers. £15

Hanseatic Cross, excellent red enamels :

Hamburg. Ni 688 £90

Lubeck. Ni 1265 £120

Bavaria - Schnalle, ie pale-blue/white stripes bar, set bar L II. Ni 534. £30

Mecklenburg-Schwerin - Gilt cross for 1914. FF in centre of reverse. Original ribbon

"Fur Auszeichnung im Kriege". £50

Prussia gilt medal, commemorating Wilhelm's Centenary anniversary of birth. 1797 - 1897. Set on correct canary-yellow ribbon. Ni 1965/1. £20

Saxony - Bravery medal. 1914 in inner swords; obv crowned E II cypher. Ni 2618 £60

Saxony - WW1 1914 Service medal in silver. Bust of Wilhelm Ernst left. Ni 2410. GVF+ £50


WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class, marked 1/58 on rev. (Black on swastika sl rubbed). £175

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class, no markings. GVF+ usual wide pin. £175

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class, no markins. GVF+. Reverse skinny pin. £160

WW2 Iron Cross, 2nd class VF & better; now getting rarer Ni 3824. Plus ribbon-bar £75

Italian-German commemorative medal for the African campaign, normally struck in silver or bronze - this one a late-war issue in ali. Ni 4070/4071. Ribbon faded. £65

Spanish Volunteers medal ; mint specimen in original paper wrapper (Kampf gegen den Bolschewischmus). Seldom seen. £150

War Merit Cross, 1st class, with swords. Late War issue in grey metal. '4' on rev. pin £90

War Merit Cross, 2nd class, with swords. Ni 3835 £30

Another, with its brown paper bag of issue. £35

War Merit Cross, 2nd class, no swords. Ni 3836 £25

Another, as above, slightly grubby. £20

War Merit Medal, VF (ie slightly grubby) Ni 3837 £15

West Wall medal, in original envelope MINT condition (Ni 3520) £25

BULK Buy - lot of 10 West Wall medals, as above…… £200

East Front medal (Ostmedaille) - Winterschlacht im Osten (Ni 3850) £35

Another, in brown paper bag of issue. £45

WW2 Luftschutz medal, 2nd class, in grey card box of issue. (Made in aluminium). EF £110

WW2 Luftschutz medal, 2nd class. £60

WW2 Wehrmacht medal for 4 years, 4 on rev. In silver. £48

WW2 Medal for Volkspflege (Care of the People medal). £57

Mother's Cross, in gold, excellent enamels, in deluxe case of issue. Ni 3513 £75

Mother's Cross, in gold, excellent enamels (Ni 3513) £50

Another, sl enamel damage. £35

WW2 Mother's Cross in gold, Miniature, set on original pin. Attractive. £25

Mother's Cross, in silver (Ni 3514) £40

Another, in pale blue large paper bag of issue. Full-length ribbon £50

Mother's Cross, in bronze (Ni 3515) £30

Another, in light brown large paper bag of issue. Full-length ribbon £40

Faithful Service Cross for 40 years, gold. (Ni 3524) £50

Faithful Service medal for 40 years, in gold, set in its hard deluxe red case of issue £75

Faithful Service Cross for 25 years, silver. (Ni 3524) £30

Another, in its red card case of issue. £38

Austria Annexation medal (13th March 1938), with pin. £55

Another, mint condition, in its deluxe red case of issue. £85

Sudetenland Annexation medal (1st October 1938), set Prague Castle bar. Rare £95

Sudetenland annexation, 1. Okober. 1938 (Ni 3517) £40

Another, mint condition, in its deluxe blood-red case of issue. £75

1933 medal in bronze with Hitler's 2/3 bust left - "Unser die Zukunft" - the future is ours !

Rev. Eagle & swastika - Im Jahre deutscher Schicksalsende. GVF+ £48

Wound badge in silver, solid form. Ni 3845. Marked 65 on reverse. £50

Wound badge in black, Ni 3843/3 - earlier form, used from 1939-41. Hollow format. £45

Wound badge in black, Ni 3846. Pressed-out form £25

Cloth Jewish star of David, worn by German Jews (Jude) c.13cms square. RARE - … part of a roll retrieved by the finder in Buchenwald at the War's end. £20

As above, but a row of six Stars, as woven in the original roll £100

Afrika korps cloth title - part of a roll (ex Deschler Munchen). Fresh condition £20

KRIM schild, no cloth backing and with only 2 lugs. £50

Nazi Sports badge in Gold (Ni 3583) Reichssportabzeichen. £75

Nazi Sports badge in Silver (Ni 3584) Reichssportabzeichen. £50

Nazi Sports badge in Bronze (Ni 3585) Reichssportabzeichen. £30

Hitler Youth belt-buckle, red plastic front a little faded; marked DRGM on rev. £25

General Assault badge Ni 3896/1. Missing bottom catch. Hollow-form £48

Tank battle badge, black finish. Ni 3906; Some corrosion on rev. £65

Match-box - one side "Deutsches Geschaft" with eagle and swastika sun rising, other

side "Welt-Holzer". Still full with matches !! £10

Waffen - SS : paper sealed envelope containing a pipe, a Christmas 1943 gift from the Reichsfuhrer to his brave soldiers. "Vom Reichsfuhrer fur seine tapferen Soldaten der Waffen-SS - Kriegsweihnachten 1943. £35

Silver sweet dish (marked 830) with engraved autographs of 13 Officers; 1.10/34 - 15.4.35

1 / A.R. Munchen. 14+ cms in diameter. £35

Another, very similar, with 16 engraved signatures; R. Lehrgang 28/29. Marked 800

15+ cms in diameter. £35

Another, as above, marked 800, engraved Wurzburg 1.1.21 30.9.26 J/1. Frhr v.

Bechtolsheim Die Offiziere der 1/7. Art. Regt. 14 names. 13+ cms diameter £35

Pin-badges / Tinnies / WHW, etc.
x Tinny - NS Wohlfahrtsspende fur die Mutter-Verschickung. Shield-shape. £20
y Enamelled badge for HJ Youth - HJ : Deutsche Arbeiter-Jugend. Rev. M1/63, £35
z Another, similar, but darker red enamels; rev. Ges. Gesch. £35

a Tinny - Tag der Arbeit 1934 with eagle & swastika, head, hammer & sickle. Brass £10
b Tinny - Tag der Arbeit 1935 with eagle & swastika, 3 men. By Erhard & Sohne £12
c Treue um Treue - Saar 1935; 2 men clasping hands, oak-leaf surround. In bronze £12
d British 'Nazi emblem' badge - early 1930s enamelled badge from the National War Savings Committee; 'For Service' - red and black enamelled round badge with swastika in centre. As per Husken's catalogue (Ref. J5 04a - rated 500 Euros !) £150
e Very scarce enamelled badge for British-German Friendship - "Ring fur Deutsch-Britisch Freundschaft" - Swastika flag and Union Jack side by side. On dark blue background; made by Deschler & Sohn. Hu 5304a. £200
f Hitler Youth party badge "Deutsche Arbeiter - Jugend. Hu 9301 a £40
g NSDAP red enamelled party badge Hu 4011 b (rev marked M1 / 73) £35
h Tinny - Kreisbauerntag GERA. 18-19/ II. 1935 ; corn-ear & sword on swastika. £18
j HJ achievement badge (Fur Leistung in der HJ) Ni 3640, in embroidered cloth £25
k Plastic swastika, in runic form, by Klethen Kreisstade. Langobardisch um 1500. £20
l Hitler Youth standard member's badge in enamels. Hu 9301 b, diamond shaped,

large off-set swastika in black enamels, set red/white enamels. £30
m Brass triangular tinny - DJH. £7
n Satirical anti-semitic medal - 1939. Helmeted soldier and scene of workers : legend tells of the German struggle for peace (!) against the Versailles treaty. Reverse depicts a grotesque caricature of a Jew with star of David, money-bag and shells and the legend - "Wofur kampfen unsere Feinde" - 'that's what our enemies are fighting for'. Scarce £85
p Unofficial medallet, featuring conjoined heads, left, of Hindenburg and Hitler - rev.

"Fur ein freies, geeintes und stolzes Deutschland - Hitler" -- "For a free united and proud

Germany"; quote by Hitler. £42
q WW2 pin for DLRG, in silver. £7.50
r WW2 pin for DLRG, in bronze. £5

Ribbon bars :

WW2 Iron Cross £4

Twin - WW1 Iron Cross, plus Cross of Honour, set crossed swords £5

WW1 Cross of Honour, set crossed swords £3

Set - one of each of these 3 …………. £10


1 Iron Cross, 2nd class, to Unteroffizier Lauermann 1./ A.R. 36 on 6.11.1940 - plus

West Wall medal, to Gefreiter Valentin Lauermann 1. / A.R. 36, Wiesbaden on 20.3.1940. £100

Field post letters -
2 Sent from Litzmannstadt on 4/11/1942, handwritten, plus envelope by a school-class. £20
3 Sent from Litzmannstadt on 11/12/1941, typed and handwritten, a letter to his family from

Erich Dietrich. (Addressed to Friedrich Wiedemann I - 4 Kp.Br.Bau - Btl 577 £20
4 Sent from Feldpost 15319 by Walter Furh to his wife on 22.6.1942, handwritten. £25
5 A further selection, all with envelopes and contents, post-marked early 1940s. Each... £15

6 WW2 Memorial cards for fallen WW2 German soldiers - an interesting selection, most with a photo and description of his life & date of death; religious poems, etc. Each… £6

As above, a selection of 10 (ten) different ones. ................... £50

7 Wound badge in silver, to Obergefreiter Willi KOSCHORECK, of 8. I.R. 405, Feldpost Nr

03 609 E. Wounded for the third time (!) on 27/7/1942. Issued on 20/8/1942 £60
8 Another, to Gefr. Ernst MIRAU of Inf. Gesch. Ers. Kp.211 in Cologne on 5/7/1941 £60

9 Wound badge in black, to Obergrefreiter Helmut EHRIG, of 10th Verst. Regt. Gruppe 603

wounded once on 15/8/1944. Issued 24/11/1944 £40
10 Another, to Feldwebel Hans GREFF of 13.J.G. Inf. Reg. 283 on 18/1/11944. £40

11 War Merit Cross, 2nd class, with swords, to Unteroffizier Willi DITTHARDT. HQ

on 26th January, 1943. £40
12 Another, to San-Gefreiter Albert MARQUARDT on 20 / 4 / 1943. £40
13 Another, to Obergefreiter Florian SETTELE in Munich on 20 / 4 / 1944. £40

14 Eastern Front medal (Winterschlacht im Osten) to Obergefreiter Walter HORBERT, of

KFZ.-Ersatzteilstaffel 304, on 5 / 9 / 1942. £40
15 Another, to Ogefr. Heinrich RAHE on 6 / 8 / 1942. £40

16 Faithful Service medal in silver for 25 years, to Steuersekretar Ferdinand HUCKFELDT,

in Hamburg-Altona; issued on 26/9/1938. £40
17 Another, to Mittelschullehrer Friedrich EVERLING, in Braunschweig, on 29/11/1938. £40

18 Eastern People's medal, 2nd class in silver. An unused certificate. (Ostvolker) £35

19 Power of Attorney document (Hausverwaltungsvollmacht) from the widow of Gustav PAAS

relating to her house. (Nicely typed-up A4 sheet with 2 nazi stamps (document tax !)

plus 4 nazi rubber stamps, dated 1938. £25
20 Kriegsurlaubsschein - Travel permit to travel from railway station onwards ; stamped up with swastika and dates in the early 1940s. A nice selection……. Each £7.50
21 Hamburg ID card , for member of the Sicherheits- and Hilfsdienst. All stamped up, 1940s £5
22 NSDAP Hitler-Youth pink Warning sheet; fresh and unused ! £7.50
23 Sterbe-Urkunde - for 2 inhabitants of Atter / Dortmund. 6/3/1939. Stamped up £10
24 Seifenkarte - un-issued for 1943 (February to May) for the Wartegau area; mint £5
25 Nazi - era stamps - a small lot of seven (7). Some mint. £8
26 Photos - a small collection 9 b/w pictures, of German soldiers in poses, some with guns £45