WW2 German Gold Wound Badge. MM30/ Hauptmunzamt Wien.
Late war zinc manufactured badge with very little gold finish remaining, under a loop the gold finish is evident. The detail is sharp with the rear having its period hardware and clear makers code number 30. The pin retains most of its gold finish. read more
Brown WW1 French Adrian Helmet Shell.
As used by colonial and French Foreign Legion troops this helmet shell retains over 90% of its hand painted finish, the period blue finish can be found in certain areas. Overall the shell is in very good condition with numerous small dents from use. The inside has a brown back and front lip painted in this brown finish with the crown having its period horizon blue finish. Both chinstrap bales a... read more
Imperial German Post Card. Bi Planes and Ground Crew.
Very nice card showing a number of German Bi-planes and there ground crew. To the back is an annotation stating the airfield is ''now occupied by 217 Squadron'' so this in my opinion was most probably found by a British serviceman after taking the airfield from the Germans. Condition is very good. read more
WW2 German Black Wound Badge. L/11, Deumer.
A very nice example with close to 95% of its factory finish intact, the swastika has lost its finish. The back has 100% finish, all its period hardware and a very sharp and clear L/11 stamp for the firm Deumer.
p.s. I have not cleaned this medal, im sure with a little TLC, its finish will be even better. All the German medals im listing during this update where sourced from the same vete... read more
Imperial German Post Card. Albatros- Doppeldecker. 1916.
A really nice and scarce card with an even more interesting ''Flieger'' cancellation stamp to the rear. Two small tear's. read more
British Wallet with Paper Death Notice's. Griffithstown, S.Wales.
Not much to say about this little poignant item that was found recently during a local house clearance. The wallet appears to be the type of souvenir bought by a British service man in Egypt during his time in North Africa. Inside was found three little newspaper notices on the death of a lad aged 18 in 1940 serving in the Merchant navy. Kept together for all these years only to be discarded in... read more
WW1 French Adrian Helmet.
This examples shows all evidence of having sat in a barn or shed since the end of WW1. The shell has around 75% of its period finish mixed in with surface rust and the usual white emulsion paint splatter, one small dent to the crown. Front badge is the period example. Inside paint finish again rates at around 75%, its period metal crinkle liner frame is missing the back section, helmet has the ... read more