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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. £180

B - 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. £150

C - 3 WW1 trio, as - Iron, 2nd class, with Wurttemberg little silver medal for Bravery and Faithfulness ("Fur Tapferkeit und Treue") Ni 3035, plus Cross of Honour with swords. Mounted by H. Acker, Stuttgart / Konigsbau. £95

D - 3 WW1 trio, as - Iron Cross, 2nd class, Cross of Honour with swords and Hungary WW1 Commemorative medal - Pro Deo et Patria 1914-1918. £75

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. £150

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


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

Another, mint condition, fresh condition, in modern purpose-moulded case. £50

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. £90

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

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

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

Hanseatic Cross, excellent red enamels :

Hamburg. Ni 688 £90

Lubeck. Ni 1265 £120

Bremen. Ni 651 £115

Baden - Service medal in silver, Fur Verdienst. Ni 215 £43

Bavaria - Merenti Cross, in bronze with swords. Ni 434. Military Service Cross. £42

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

Bavaria - 1905 Luitpold oval medal in gilt. In Treue Fest. Set pin at top as worn. £38

Hamburg 11 - Feld-Ehren-Zeichen. Attractive white enamels (sl damage) £70

Prussia - Duppel cross in silver - 18 Apr 1864. Imperial leagle left. / Bust. Ni 1928 £50

Prussia - General Service medal in silver "Verdienst um den Staat". FWR III Ni 1831 £38

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 date across arms of cross; obv crowned E II cypher. Ni 2618. Correct green/white slim ribbon. £60

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

Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach service medal in bronze. Obv - Bust of Wilhelm-Ernst left. Rev. Dem Verdienst 1914. Ni 2412. £95

Schwarzburg-Rudolfstadt - 1914 War service medal in 'silver'. Verdienst im Kriege. Ni 2833; attractively mounted on criss-cross medal and metal back-plate. £80

Silesia - medal for Silesia "Fur Schlesien", set on ruffed yellow and white ribbon. Ni 3303. In brass. £86

Wurttemberg little silver medal - for Bravery and Faithfulness "Fur Tapferkeit und Treue" Ni 3035. Obv bust right of Wilhelm II Koenig von Wuerttemberg. £35

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

Wound badge in silver (for multiple woundings !) Ni 3292. Dull-grey colour £45

Another, silvering faded. £25

Another, in silver, cut-out version (durchbrochen). Scarce. Ni 3292/1 £50

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

Anther, in black, cut-out version. (durchbrochen) Scarce. Ni 3293/1 £32

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

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

WW1 Mourning ring, blackened enamelling, with iron cross. £35

1912 National - Flugspende. Medal for flying - eagle in flight over the waves. £17

1914 propaganda medal, set as a brooch - naked warrior running right, with sword and flaming torch, winged wheel at his feet / "Grosses Erleben macht ehrfurchtig und im Herzen fest" Kaiser Wilhelm II. 1916. Rare. Silver. £35

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+ usual wide pin. £150

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

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st class, marked L/50 on reverse pin. Convex shape (gewolbt), in

old wooden glazed frome, with ribbon bar, length of ribbon and faded award certificate. £175

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. £60

Spanish Volunteers medal ; mint specimen in original paper wrapper (Kampf gegen den Bolschewischmus). Seldom seen. £135

War Merit Cross, 1st class, with swords. Late War issue in grey metal. '4' on rev. pin £75

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 £14

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

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. £52

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, enamel damage. £30

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

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, 1. Okober. 1938 (Ni 3517) £40

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

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

Wound badge in black, Ni 3846, as above, but in buff paper bag of issue. £30

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

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

Nazi Sports badge in Silver (Ni 3584) Reichssportabzeichen. £45

Nazi Sports badge in Bronze (Ni 3585) Reichssportabzeichen. £25

Hitler Youth belt-buckle, red plastic front a little faded; marked DRGM on rev. £20

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+ £40

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. £30

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. £30

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

15+ cms in diameter. £30

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 £30

5 RM (Reichsmark) 'coin' with Adolf Hitler 1935, bust left in cap - rev. Eagle. Once silvered, now with some silvering worn off. Curious, (Milled edge). £15

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. £30

Antique-bronzed medallet for the Cannstatt flying jubilee. ( 6 cms diameter). 1911-1936 - Jubilaums-Sternflug zum Canntatter Wasen. Old-style plane flying over vineyards and hill. Rev - Der Oberburgermeister der Stadt STUTTGART - Ortsgruppe Suttgart des D L V with small swastika, and Stuttgart horse. £90

Kassel - aluminium NSFK medallet for Luftwaffe aerial competition, dated 12 - 14 August 1938; Reichswettkampfe des NS-Fliegerkorps. Uniface. 8 cms diameter. Rare £100

Pin-badges / Tinnies / WHW, etc.

a Red Cross enamelled badge for a female helper "Deutsches Rotes Kreuz - Helferin. £32
b Tinny - Tag der Arbeit 1934 with eagle & swastika, head, hammer & sickle. Brass £10
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. £175
f Enamelled badge for HJ Youth - HJ : Deutsche Arbeiter-Jugend. Rev. M1/63, £35
g Another, similar, but darker red enamels; rev. Ges. Gesch. £35
h Plastic swastika, in runic form, by Klethen Kreisstade. Langobardisch um 1500. £20
j 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
k 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
l 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. £30
m WW2 pin for DLRG, in silver. £6
n WW2 pin for DLRG, in bronze. £4


Field post letters -
1 Sent from Litzmannstadt on 4/11/1942, handwritten, plus envelope by a school-class. £20
2 Sent from Feldpost 15319 by Walter Furh to his wife on 22.6.1942, handwritten. £25
3 A further selection, all with envelopes and contents, post-marked early 1940s. Each... £15

4 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

5 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
6 Another, to Gefr. Ernst MIRAU of Inf. Gesch. Ers. Kp.211 in Cologne on 5/7/1941 £60

7 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
8 Another, to Feldwebel Hans GREFF of 13.J.G. Inf. Reg. 283 on 18/1/11944. £40

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17 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
18 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
19 Hamburg ID card , for member of the Sicherheits- and Hilfsdienst. All stamped up, 1940s £5
20 NSDAP Hitler-Youth pink Warning sheet; fresh and unused ! £7.50
21 Sterbe-Urkunde - for 2 inhabitants of Atter / Dortmund. 6/3/1939. Stamped up £10
22 Seifenkarte - un-issued for 1943 (February to May) for the Wartegau area; mint £5