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A-4 WW1 group, as WW1 Iron Cross, 2nd class, Saxony Friedrich-August medal in bronze (Ni 2286), Cross of Honour with swords, and Saxony DA medal, 3rd class, for 9 years, this ref. Is Ni 2315. Correct ribbons of the period. £90

B-3 WW1 trio, as Iron Cross, 2nd class, Cross of Honour with swords, and Prussia gilt medal for centenary of Kaiser Wilhelm's birth - 1797 : 1897. (Ni 1965/1). £75

C-2 WW1 pair, as Iron Cross, 2nd class with Cross of Honour with swords; both medals suspended from metal wrap-round ribbon display-bar. Plus matching ribbon bar. £60

D-2 WW1 pair, as : Iron Cross, 2nd class with Cross of Honour & swords. + ribbon bar. £55


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

South-West Africa medal 1904-06, in steel with non-combattant ribbon Ni 3166

Verdienst um die Expedition. Rev - crowned W. £85

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

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

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

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

Bavaria - Merenti Cross, in bronze with swords. Ni 434. Military Service Cross. £35

Bavaria - 1905 Luitpold oval medal in gilt. In Treue Fest. Set pin at top as worn. £35

Hamburg 11 - Feld-Ehren-Zeichen. Attractive intact white enamels £70

Hamburg 11 - Feld-Ehren-Zeichen. Attractive white enamels (sl damage) £60

Hamburg - Hanseatic Cross for Hamburg , excellent red enamels (Ni 688). £85

Lippe-Detmold - Medal of Honour; octagonal gilt medal, rev. - Treu bewahrt in schwerer Zeit 1915. (Ni 1191) £85

Oldenburg - Friedrich-August Cross, 2nd class FA cypher in centre, dated 1914, blackened finish. Ni 1563. £50

Prussia - DienstAuszeichnung Cross, WW1 era, 1st class, in bronze for 15 years, Ni 1974. XV in centre of reverse. £35

Prussia - Duppel cross in silver - 18 Apr 1864. Imperial leagle left. / Bust. Ni 1928 £42

Prussia - General Service medal in silver "Verdienst um den Staat". FWR III Ni 1831 £35

Prussia gilt medal, commemorating Wilhelm's Centenary anniversary of birth. 1797 - 1897. Set on correct canary-yellow ribbon. Ni 1965/1. £18

Saxony - Bravery medal. 1914 date across arms of cross; obv crowned E II cypher. Ni 2618. Correct green/white slim ribbon. £50

Silesia - medal for Silesia "Fur Schlesien", set on ruffed yellow and white ribbon. Ni 3303. In brass. £75

Wurttemberg little silver medal - for Bravery and Faithfulness "Fur Tapferkeit und Treue" Ni 3035. Obv bust right of Wilhelm II Koenig von Wuerttemberg. £32

Railways pin-badge for 25 years in silver, maker's mark Joh. Wagner & Sohn, Berlin W. On reverse. Crowned wheel with wings. (Ni 1878). Eisenbahn erinnerungszeichen. £40

Cap-badge, gilt, for railways employees, who have earned the above medal. (Winged wheel) £10

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). £45

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

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

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

Ribbon bars :

WW2 Iron Cross £3

Twin - WW1 Iron Cross, plus Cross of Honour, set crossed swords £4

WW1 Cross of Honour, set crossed swords £2

Set - one of each of these 3 …………. £8


WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class, no markings. GVF+. Reverse skinny pin. £150

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

Another, as above, marked 27 on ring (denotes maker Anton Schenkls Nachfahren, Wien) £80

Another, as above, marked 55 on ring (maker JE Hammer & Sohne, Geringswalde) £80

Another, as above, in its old blue/grey paper bag of issue, no mark on ring. £85

Wiederholungsspange - repeat 1939 dated ribbon-bar attachment, to go onto WW1 Iron Cross ribbon, denoting entitlement to an Iron Cross in both wars. (Ni 3825/1), usually with 2 pairs of rear horizontal pins, this one has 2 vertical fixing pins. Scarce. £150

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. £60

Spanish Volunteers medal ; mint specimen in original paper wrapper (Kampf gegen den Bolschewischmus). Seldom seen. £120

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, Ni 3837. £18

War Merit Medal, VF (ie slightly grubby) Ni 3837 £12

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

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

Another, in brown paper bag of issue. £45

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

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, enamel damage. £25

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

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

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

Austria Annexation medal (13th March 1938), in its deluxe red case of issue. £80

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

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

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

Dagger - Hitler Youth dagger, complete with its metal scabbard; maker's mark RZM M7/85 at hilt. Very good condition. (Missing metal stud catch at top fastener). £275

Lorient 1944, unofficial (as they all are) cloth-backed title; naked soldier over water. £45

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

side "Welt-Holzer". With matches !! £8

Toilet-roll !!! - unused (thankfully), with wrap-around wrapper featuring an Edelweiss - eagle and swastika printed Wehrmach - Packung : Chemisch reines Klosettpapier. £25

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. £25

Brown envelope, marked "Nur fur die deutsche Wehrmacht bestimmt. Nach Gebrauch sofort zu vernichten." (Only for use by the german Wehrmacht - to be destroyed immediately after use). ............ £10

Another, as above, but this one sealed, with contents. (A condom !!) Unused. £20

Pin-badges etc.
a NSRKB badge, in red and black enamels (NS Reichskriegerbund) for 25 years. Hu 9653d £32
b Red Cross enamelled badge for a female helper "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz - Helferin. £25
c Tie-pin by H. Schmidt, Ludenscheid - Reichsbund, gilt with red/black enamels. £15
d Adolf Hitler 1933 enamelled badge - "Meine Ehre heisst Treue" around rim. Red/black. £25
e Enamelled badge for HJ Youth - HJ : Deutsche Arbeiter-Jugend. Rev. M1/8 £25
f Hitler Youth standard member's badge in enamels. Hu 9301 b, diamond shaped,

large swastika in black enamels, set red/white enamels. £25
g 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. £25
h Pin for DLRG, in silver. (Deutsche Lebens RettungsGesellschaft) £5
j Pin for DLRG, in bronze. £5
k 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 !) £120
l 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. £150
m 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 £75


We have a nice collection of 35 scarcer tinnies, bought from our source in Berlin (see illustration) mostly with a Saar or Saarland reference. (Colour print available). Each ..... £15


1 Cigarette-card 2-volume set of books - Olympia 1936, volumes 1 and 2. Volume 1 with

127 pages, and rear pull-out plan of the park; Volume 2 with 165 pages and listing of the

German medal-winners (Gold, Silver and Bronze). Complete with all cards glued in. £100
2 Another, but just volume one, which has its original dust-wrapper. £60

3 Nazi-period passport (Deutsches Reich - Reisepass), belonging to Ida SCHNAIDER,

issued at the German embassy in London (swastika stamps "Deutsche Botschaft London")

with stamps for France, Strassbourg, Switzerland. Issued on 11/5/1937. With photo £35

Field post letters -
4 Sent from Litzmannstadt on 4/11/1942, handwritten by Soldier Wiedemann,

plus envelope, sent by a class of school-children to him. (Some pupils' signatures). £20
5 Sent from Feldpost 15319 by Walter Furh to his wife on 22.6.1942, handwritten. £20
6 A further selection, all with envelopes and contents, post-marked early 1940s. Each... £10

7 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
8 As above, a selection of 10 (ten) different ones. ................... £50

9 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 £50
10 Another, to Gefr. Ernst MIRAU of Inf. Gesch. Ers. Kp.211 in Cologne on 5/7/1941 £50

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

wounded once on 15/8/1944. Issued 24/11/1944 £35
12 Another, to Feldwebel Hans GREFF of 13.J.G. Inf. Reg. 283 on 18/1/11944. £35

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

on 26th January, 1943. £32
14 Another, to San-Gefreiter Albert MARQUARDT on 20 / 4 / 1943. £32
15 Another, to Obergefreiter Florian SETTELE in Munich on 20 / 4 / 1944. £32

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

KFZ.-Ersatzteilstaffel 304, on 5 / 9 / 1942. £35
17 Another, to Ogefr. Heinrich RAHE on 6 / 8 / 1942. £35

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

in Hamburg-Altona; issued on 26/9/1938. £35
19 Another, to Mittelschullehrer Friedrich EVERLING, in Braunschweig, on 29/11/1938. £35

20 Eastern People's medal, 2nd class in silver. An unused certificate. (Ostvolker) £25

21 Power of Attorney document (Hausverwaltungsvollmacht) with 4 Nazi rubber stamps,

(Nicely typed-up A4 sheet with 2 nazi stamps (document tax !) Dated 1938 £15
22 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
23 Hamburg ID card , for member of the Sicherheits- and Hilfsdienst. All stamped up, 1940s £4
24 NSDAP Hitler-Youth pink Warning sheet; fresh and unused ! £7.50
25 Sterbe-Urkunde - for 2 inhabitants of Atter / Dortmund. 6/3/1939. Stamped up £6
26 Seifenkarte - un-issued for 1943 (February to May) for the Wartegau area; mint £4
27 Hand-typed poem, composed by Uffz. Ernst WILLE, Feldp. Nr. 00 260, after the one-year

push to the East from 1941 to 42. Entitled "Erinnerung an den einjahrigen Einsatz des

XXXXVII. Panzerkorps am 22. Juni im Ostfeldzug 1941-1942". Covers 4 pages. Unique. £50