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Item No. 03 Consignment

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a honey of an outfit! This is an original 1918 Luger with 2 magazines that is in an original holster with Luger tool. This firearm is actually a model 1914 Erfurt Military Luger with a 4 inch barrel being a 9mm caliber.This one is in pretty good condition with most of the original finish remaining. These models had a rough finish and as the war progressed the finish got worse however this one is nearly as nice as one as I have ever seen. The serial number on this firearm is 5841 n and is matching on all parts except the magazines. The wooden grips are in very nice condition. The bore is excellent and the piece functions as it should. The magazine that was in the piece has the wooden end cap and is serial numbered 2056 n. The other magazine has a aluminum end cap and it's serial number is 4290 n. The holster is complete with some age cracks to the finish. All straps, latches, buckles etc are there. The holster is marked JULIUS HANSEN STRASSBURG 1911. The luger tool is in the little pouch on the top inside flap as it should be. All in all this is a wonderful complete WW1 unit. Nice!!! $1,850.00

Item No. 02 Consignment

Here is a unique turn of the century Japanese piece that I've found some research on, thanks to a lead from a friend. This piece is over 39 inches long and is made of a hugh length of bamboo that is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter in the middle. The top of this staff or walking stick is what I believe was the root of the bamboo and is abut 3 1/2 inches in diameter. Nearly the entire length of this piece is carved and there is a great age polish to this piece with several unobtrusive age cracks. There is also a few small worm holes. At the top of the piece is engraved H.B.C. to W.R.CALLAWAY YOKOHAMA MAY 15, 1904. The bottom of the piece is capped off with a large steel ferrel and there are 4 Japanese characters stamped and dyed above the ferrel. Take a look at the pics. Seems that this unique carved bamboo staff was given to W. R. Callaway by his father, we think, to commerate his unique time served in Japan during the Russo-Japanese-Portsmouth war and his contribution to the New York Enterprise Newspaper he worked on. Seems that the Japanese leadership would not let him report on the war so he came up with a code to use that he sent to his Newspaper publisher. They figured out the code and were able to adequately report on that war like no other Newspaper was able to do. Quite a scoop! I have a copy entitled CALLOWAY'S CODE (he misspelled his name) written by O. Henry (1862-1910) in 1906 that gives a complete snopsis of what took place during that period that H. B. Callaway was over there. I can furnish an e-mail copy of that to any interested person. I've got a good start to the research but I don't want to spoil your fun. For this great one of a kind piece $2,500.00 Thanks! Ted New Arrivals 245

Item No. 01 (CONSIGNMENT)

RARE!!!!!

This is an extremely rare all-original Allgemeine-SS General Officer Uniform Silver Bullion Piped Black Wool Visor Hat

It has the skull and eagle emblems, silver bullion piping, thick silk chin cords, and black velvet band present and intact, as can be seen from a close-up of the front. The inside view is showing some signs of routine service wear to the sweat band and liner. The plastic crown protector is present. There is the original RZM and stamped maker mark on the liner.

The overall condition is very nice indeed. This is a rare piece and hard to come by in this market. For this piece $4500.00

: Item No. 1 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have quite a find! This is a transport box that Pvt . Robert E. Thompson of Frankfort, Indiana sent back to his wife through the NY base. Pvt. Thompson enlisted on April 8th, 1944 in the 548th Field Artillery which became a part of the 9th Army. The Ninth United States Army is a field army of the United States Army, garrisoned at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy. It is the United States Army Service Component Command of United States Africa Command (USAFRICOM or AFRICOM).

It was one of the main U.S. Army combat commands used during the campaign in Northwest Europe in 1944 and 1945. It was commanded at its inception by Lieutenant General William Simpson. It had been designated Eighth Army, but on arrival in the United Kingdom it was renamed to avoid confusion with the famous British formation of the same designation. All American field armies in the European Theatre of Operation were designated with odd numbers, even numbered field armies served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.

The first responsibility for Ninth Army, upon its arrival on 5 September was to take part in the final reduction of the German forces holding out in the French port of Brest. After the surrender of the town fifteen days later, Ninth Army was sent east to take its place in the line. It came into the line between Third Army and First Army.

In November, Ninth Army was shifted to the very northern flank of 12th Army Group. It undertook operations to close the front up to the Roer River. 16 December saw the opening of the last great German offensive of the war, the Battle of the Bulge. Ninth Army was isolated from the headquarters of 12th Army Group, and it was thus placed (on 20 December[1]) under the command of General Bernard Montgomery's 21st Army Group along with First Army, despite opposition from General Omar Bradley. Simpson reoriented his command quickly to help in the reduction of the salient that the Germans had created. Many of Ninth Army's units passed to the command of First Army, which was doing the main work of reducing the German salient from the north. In the meantime, the remainder of Ninth Army continued to hold the line along the Roer. When First Army and Third Army had finished reducing the salient, First Army returned to the command of 12th Army Group, but Ninth Army remained under the command of 21st Army Group for the remainder of the Rhineland Campaign. In late February 1945 the Ninth Army launched Operation Grenade, which was the southern prong of a pincer attack coordinated with Canadian First Army's Operation Veritable, with the purpose of closing the front up to the Rhine. By 10 March, the Rhine had been reached in all sectors of Ninth Army's front. It was not until after 20 March that Ninth Army units first crossed the Rhine itself. However, after doing so, the Army quickly struck east around the north of the Ruhr. An enormous pocket soon formed containing the German Army Group B under Model. By 4 April, Ninth Army had reached the Weser[2] and was switched back to 12th Army Group. The end was now clearly in sight, and as part of Ninth Army, along with the newly arrived Fifteenth Army, reduced the enormous Ruhr Pocket, other elements reached the Elbe on 18 April. 2 May saw the whole of Ninth Army's front reached the agreed demarcation point with the Russians, and the advance ceased.

Now on to what Pvt. Thompson sent in the shipping box home to his wife.

The box contained a German shotgun (now missing) and 7 bayonets. The box is 29 inches long by 7 inches tall and 7 inches wide. The box is complete with the original lid that has an envelope thumb tacked to it as well as the inspection/ approval label. His name and his mothers name plus addresses is on 3 sides of the box. The bayonets are in good condition being original with no sharpening and no dings to the blades on any of them. Here is what is in there:

1. 2 French model 1886 bayonets with white metal handles and curved quilion. The blades are four sided and they are complete with scabbards. One bayonet is 17 1/2 inches long with a 13 inch blade while the other one is 25 inches long with a 20 1/2 inch blade. Both are in excellent condition!

2. The next two bayonets are Austrian. The one at the top is a standard 1895 Bayonet being 14 inches long with a 9 1/2 inch blade. The scabbard is steel and comes with a frog. The frog is marked CQR 40 I believe and is in excellent original condition. The bayonet is marked on the blade F. G. G. Y. on one ricasso and has what looks like an Imperial Eagle stamp on the other. The Pommel Cap is marked 7 HN 1366. There are no dents to the scabbard and most of the original color remains. This is a nice one!

The second bayonet is a short cavalry carbine bayonet S1895 (Stutzen 1895) and is equipped with a compensatory sight on the muzzle ring. This corrected for the marked effect that a fitted bayonet had on the path of the bullet, the fitted bayonet causing the bullet's trajectory arc to be considerably higher than normal. This is a real nice bayonet and comes with an undented scabbard. The blade is marked with what looks like a W on one side and an Imperial Eagle on the other.

3. The next two bayonets are German. They are both S-98 bayonets. The one on top is complete with scabbard and frog. The frog is maker stamped E O Golze & Sohn Gersdorf 1940. The frog otherwise is in excellent condition being pliable with all stitching remaining. The steel scabbard is dent free and is good condition. The blade is in very nice condition but is missing about 1/8 inch of the tip. One ricasso is marked S/172 and the other side is marked 9659. The WW2 bakelite grips are outstanding with no damage or loss and the pommel cap has 2 tiny eagles with something stamped underneath them but I can't quite make it out. I do believe both stamps are the same. The bayonet and scabbard are serial numbered alike, thus are a match.

The one on the bottom is also a WW2 German Bayonet as evidenced by the very nice bakelite grips. This one is also complete with frog. The frog is in very nice conditon and is marked but I cannot quite make it out. The bayonet is serial numbered 9864 while the scabbard is serian numbered 6628. This is a real nice outfit!

4. The last bayonet in the box is S98/05 with the original saw back removed. The bayonet and scabbard are both marked 41 making them a matching pair. The steel scabbard has most of the original bluing remaining with no dents and just a little rusting that should clean up mostly ok. The leather frog is in excellent condition and is maker marked A FISCHER BERLIN C.2 1932 P.A.W. The bayonet itself is in excellent plus conditon with nice walnut grooved grips. the blade is marked on one ricasso ?41 and on the other DEUTSCHE WASCHINENFABRIK A-G DUISBURG 41. Most of the original bluing is left on the blade. The blade is real nice. 1920 is stamped on the crossguard. This piece is 19 5/8 inche long with a 14 1/2 inch long blade. Very nice! The saw back bayonets were outlawed after WW1 so this one is correct in every sense.

These bayonets were left undisturbed until recently in the box they came back in. We are going to try to sell them in a group with the box because it would be a shame to break them up after all these years. For the complete collection $1,250.00

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 2

Stahlhelm

SOLD!!! The German Helmet

1916-1918

Due to the high number of head wounds experience in 1914-15, the German High Command authorized the development of a steel helmet. In December 1915, military physician Friedrick Schwerd and professor August Bier of the Technical Institute of Hanover developed a prototype for field trials. The helmet was fabricated with high quality chromium-nickel steel and featured a visor and sloping skirt which protected the wearer’s neck and ears. The design offered far more protection than designs chosen by the opposing British and French forces. One notable feature of the design are two raised “horns” or Stirmpanzer lugs set on each side of the helmet. These lugs were deigned with the due purpose of ventilation and to accommodate a removable sentries’ steel brow plate or Stirmpanzer. The brow plate proved to be impractical and was rarely used in combat. The newly designed steel helmet was issued to the 1st Assault battalion that same month. The field trial proved so successful that Chief of Staff, General Von Falkenhayn authorized the issue of steel helmets. The first delivery was made in January of 1916. 30,000 of these helmets were sent to the Verdun front. Distribution to the rest of the Imperial forces continued slowly through the rest of 1916 though April of 1917. It is believed that more then 7 million helmets were produced during the period of 1916-1918. The largest share of these helmets was produced by Eisenhüttenwerk, Thale, AG, F.C. Bellinger, Fulda, and Eisenhuette Silesia, Paruschowitz Oberschlesien. These factories are known today by collectors as “the big three”.

This WW1 Transitional German helmet is totally unmolested, having never been touched or cleaned up in any way. The original paint is present although worn through in several spots. This helmet was repurposed during WW2 for the Nazis and has the appropriate decals or paint added. The shell is marked as it should be and a liner is there but is toast. The chin strap is lacking. This one has been there and done that! Take a look at the pics. $375.00

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Item No. 3

Here is a really nice WW2 British Revolver! This is the Enfield No. 2 Mark 1* revolver in .38-20. There were two main variants of the Enfield No 2 Mk I revolver. The first was the Mk I*, which had a spurless hammer and was double action only, meaning that the hammer could not be thumb-cocked by the shooter for each shot. Additionally, in keeping with the revolver's purpose as a close-range weapon, the handgrips, now made of plastic, were redesigned to improve grip when used in rapid double-action fire; the new handgrip design was given the designation Mk II. The majority of Enfields produced were either Mk I* or modified to that standard. The second variant was the Mk I**, which was a 1942 variant of the Mk I* simplified in order to increase production, but was discontinued shortly thereafter as a result of safety concerns over some of the introduced modifications. The vast majority of Enfield No 2 Mk I revolvers were modified to Mk I* during World War II, generally as they came in for repair or general maintenance; the official explanation of the change to the Mk I* version was that the Tank Corps had complained the spur on the hammer was catching on protrusions inside tanks, but most historians nowadays believe that the real reason was that the Mk I* version was cheaper and faster to manufacture. When used in the manner in which British forces trained (rapid double-action fire at very close ranges), the No 2 Mk I* is at least as accurate as any other service pistol of its time, because of the relatively light double action trigger pull. It is not, however, the best choice for deliberately aimed, long-distance shooting — the double action pull will throw the most competent shooter's aim off enough to noticeably affect accuracy at ranges of more than 15 yards (14 m) or so. Some unit Armourers are known to have retrofitted the Enfield No 2 Mk I* back to the Mk I variant, but this was never an official policy and appears to have been done on an individual basis. Despite officially being declared obsolete at the end of World War II, the Enfield (and Webley revolvers) were not completely phased out in favour of the Browning Hi-Power until April 1969. The Enfield No 2 is very fast to reload—as are all British top-break revolvers—because of its automatic ejector, which simultaneously removes all six cases from the cylinder. British combat experience during World War II with the .38/200 Enfield revolvers during World War II seemed to confirm that, "for the average soldier", the Enfield No. 2 Mk I could be used far more effectively than the bulkier and heavier .455 calibre Webley revolvers that had been issued during World War I. Perhaps because of the relatively long double-action trigger pull compared to other pistols capable of single-action fire, the double-action-only Mk I* revolvers were not popular with troops, many of whom took the first available opportunity to exchange them in favour of Smith & Wesson, Colt, or Webley revolvers.

This particular revolver is marked on top of the barrel CAL:38 along with 41 (1941 year of manufacture) and British proof marks. There is also a light DI on the obverse side of the revolver . The serial number is P7363 and looks to match on all parts. The cylinder not only has the serial number of P7363 on it but anoter designation of ESC.321. The finish is excellent and the markings are fine except for a light marking of DI previously mentioned. This one has the wooden grips indicating that it was an older model sent back in for retrofit. It is in as good as a condition as you will get and it's just missing the laynard ring on the butt. Operates flawlessly! Outstanding!!! $495.00

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Item No. 4

Here is a real nice WW2 dated Colt M-1911 A1 in the green parkerized finish. We believe that it has been refinished AND we have gone through the piece to make sure everything matches. The wooden grips are earlier and the barrel pin is earlier too. The pistol looks fantastic but does have one little blip to the finish on the forward slide that you can see in the pic. Serial number is 751XXX which we believe dates it to 1941. All markings are crisp and sharp. It looks fantastic and functions as it should. For this one $1,650.00 item ww & Modern Guns 16

Here are some US mostly WW2 items that we just took in. We will list them as time allows but in the meantime if you see something you like let us know. Thanks!

Note: The Navy Officer Hat badge is sold. SOLD!!!

Note: The 3 Large Colorful Navy Patches are SOLD!!!

CONSIGNMENT

Item No. 5 We found this piece with a lot of other WW2 German Pieces. We think that this piece is German also despite the fact that there is not a Swastika on it. This is an Aluminum Eagle Flag Staff topper that measures 5 1/2 inches tall and about 6 inches across from wing tip to wing tip. The piece was originally gold painted and you can see tons of gold paint left on it. One side has a triffle bit of black paint on it and the other has a little red paint on it. This topper is two piece and the two eagles are held together with a screw. The bottom has a screw or bolt hole in it with the the threads exposed. For this piece $125.00

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Item No. 6

ON HOLD!!! Here we have a wonderful preserved WW2 German Veteran Eagle Cap badge complete with brass pin on the reverse. It is the top one in the photograph. It has a nearly 4 inch wingspan and is marked with a 2 GES. GESCH. Good quality! $65.00

The bottom three are all aluminum Luftwaffee Visor Cap Eagles. They are all prong back and in very good condition. The first one on the left is not marked and has a 2 1/2 inch wingspan. The middle one is marked A38 and also has a 2 1/2 inch wingspan. The one on the right is also not marked and has a 2 inch wingspan. They are all in super condition. For each $150.00

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Here we have 5 WW2 Nazi party stickpins.

Item No. 7 The first one is a RAD membership stickpin. It is in very nice condition being an enamel pin. It measures about 2 inches long overall. The back is marked GES. GESCH. $65.00

Item No. 8 The second stickpin from the left is a Nazi Membership stickpin with just a swastika at the top. The pin is a little over 2 inches long and has nothing written on it that I can see. $30.00

Item No. 9 The stickpin in the center is Eagle and swastika stickpin that measures about 2 3/4 inches long. Nice condition! $50.00

Item No. 10 The fourth stickpin from the left is a WW2 German Veterans stickpin with Eagle, Iron Cross and swastika. The pin is knurled on the shaft and the back is marked GES. GESCH. The eagle has a 1 inch wingspan and the entire piece is about 2 inches long. For this one $50.00

Item No. 11 The last stickpin on the far right is a swastika party stickpin and measures about 2 3/4 inches long. The swastika is about 3/8ths of an inch across and looks to be silvered. For this one $30.00

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Item No. 12

Here we have 4 pins. The top one is on a brass banner with the word MITGLIED on it. I believe that simply means member. Looking at the back there was probably a ribbon that hung down from the top bar which is now missing. This all brass piece is about 3 3/8 inches across with brass pins. $15.00

Item No. 13 The next pin to the left under the top bar is a German HJ membership pin and in excellent condition with a purple background on the enamel. This pin is about 1 inch tall and is complete. It has writing on the back which is OTTO HOTTMANN GES. GESCH. For this fine pin $50.00

Item No. 14 The center bottom pin is a membership pin showing a spread winged eagle and swastika in wreath. The wingspan is about 1 inche across and the pin is about 3/4 inch tall. The pin is complete on the back. There is no writting on this pin that I can see. For this one $45.00

Item No. 15 The last pin on the right is also a German HJ membership pin and is in excellent condition with a pinkish background. This pin is also about 1 inch tall and is complete. It has the same writting on the back as the other mentioned HJ membership pin. $50.00

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Item No. 16 Here we have a very nice NSKK patch and a swastika disk.

The National Socialist Motor Corps (German: Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrkorps, NSKK),[1] also known as the National Socialist Drivers Corps, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party that existed from 1931 to 1945. The patch is in excellent condition with a partial paper lable on it. The patch is wool with silver bullion thread used. The patch measures 3 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall. For this patch $160.00

ON HOLD!!! The little disk that is with it is an enameled disk with a swastika in the center and a red 'rope' type band on the edge. This piece measures about 3/4 inch across but has nothing on the reverse making me think that perhaps it was a center part of a medal or badge. As is $10.00

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Item No. 17 Here we have two WW2 German ID tags. The zinc one is for a base veterinary depot (Heimatpferdepark) and so marked. The other one which is aluminum is for an Artilllery Unit. For the veternarian tag $160.00 and for the Artillery Tag $80.00

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Here we have three WW2 Nazi Belt Buckles.

Item No. 18 The fIrst one is a Kriegsmarine NCO buckle

SOLD!!! with the leather portion attached to it. This leather portion has the makers marks on it and the nazi markings stamped into the leather. The buckle is gold anodized aluminum and still in good condition. For this piece. Sold!!!

Item No. 19 The second buckle is aluminum German Army buckle with the swastika surrounded by a laurel and GOTT MIT UNS. The piece is in good condition $85.00

Item No. 20 The third buckle is a steel buckle with rusting on it that I think is actually leaching from the attachment apparatus. This is the Hitler Youth Buckle. $75.00

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Item No. 21 Here we have a large size WW2 German Army Wehrmacht Ring with spreadwinged Eagle and Swastika. There are mold marks on the interior of the ring and it's rather dark there so I believe that this ring is silver even though it isn't marked as such. The ring is in very good aged condition. $150.00

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Item No. 22 Here we have a vintage Luger P08 mag with a Waffen mark on it. This is for the 9mm Luger. The magazine is in good condition with just a little rust on it. The end plug is aluminum and is marked 553 S + (german eagle) and 63. For this piece $195.00

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Item No. 23 Here we have an original post WW2 era Army of Occupation Medal. The Army of Occupation Medal is a military award of the United States military which was established by the United States War Department on 5 April 1946. The medal was created in the aftermath of the Second World War to recognize those who had performed occupation service in either Germany, Italy, Austria, or Japan. The original Army of Occupation Medal was intended only for members of the United States Army, but was expanded in 1948 to encompass the United States Air Force shortly after that service's creation. The Navy and Marine equivalent of the Army of Occupation Medal is the Navy Occupation Service Medal.

This medal is an original and in very nice condition. There is no box and no bar to indicate which theatre of operations this medal was earned in. For this medal $25.00

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Item No. 24 Here is a WW2 Navy Good Conduct medal that has 3 bronze battle stars on it. The back is id'd to a James Roy Courtney and dated 1950. Could turn up something very interesting! Very nice condition and complete. $30.00

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Item No. 25 Here is an item that, frankly, I am amazed that it's still here. This is a 'cardboard' medal with a photo of a WW2 soldier cut out and placed in it. The medal has ARMY at the top of the cardboard star. It's complete with the attachment bar and the red, white & blue ribbon. A back flap comes down to reveal the photo. There is nothing written on the photo. Out of Indiana. Unique and rare to see in any condition! 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. $35.00

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Item No. 26 Here we have an aluminum WW2 German Nazi DAF Gear with Swastika. Metal single sided toothed gear with swastika center. Measures 7 3/4 inches in diameter. Overall very good. The German Labor Front (German: Deutsche Arbeitsfront, DAF) was the National Socialist trade union organization which replaced the various trade unions of the Weimar Republic after Adolf Hitler's rise to power. This piece was probably placed upon a door or wall. $165.00

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Item No. 27 Here we have 2 Nazi Shako Hat Front Eagle plates with Swastika. These Eagles came from the Nazi Police Shako-Tschako hat eagle with original nuts on the flat one but just the brass screws on the one that is rounded to fit the front of the shako. Just about 6 1/2 inch wingspan. Vet bringback for the also called Police Shako "Bump" hat. Very nice conditon overall. The flat one has a bent mounting screw and a little rust staining on the aluminum eagle due to using steel washers on the reverse. The rounded one is in very good condition as well with studs less nuts. For each one. $175.00

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Item No. 28 Here's a dandy! This is a Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. The Fairbairn–Sykes fighting knife is a double-edged fighting knife resembling a dagger or poignard with a foil grip developed by William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes in Shanghai based on concepts which the two men initiated before World War II while serving on the Shanghai Municipal Police in China. The F–S fighting knife was made famous during World War II when issued to British Commandos, the Airborne Forces, the SAS and many other units, especially for the Normandy Landings in June 1944. With its acutely tapered, sharply pointed blade, the F–S fighting knife is frequently described as a stiletto, a weapon optimized for thrusting, although the F-S knife is capable of being used to inflict slash cuts upon an opponent when its cutting edges are sharpened according to specification. The Wilkinson Sword Company made the knife with minor pommel and grip design variations. The F-S knife is strongly associated with the British commandos and the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and Marine Raiders (who based their issued knife on the Fairbairn-Sykes), among other special forces / clandestine / raiding units. It features in the insignia of the British Royal Marines, the Belgian Commandos, the Dutch Commando Corps, founded in the UK during World War II, the Australian 1st Commando Regiment and 2nd Commando Regiment, and the United States Army Rangers, both founded with the help of the British Commandos. A solid gold F–S fighting knife is part of the commandos' memorial at Westminster Abbey. This particular knife is an original good condition WWII 3rd pattern Fairbairn with original scabbard. The blade has been sharpened some. The combat knife shows the wear of an issued knife. The knife is 11 1/2 inches long with a nearly 7 inch blade. The Crossguard reads WILLIAM ROGERS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND on one side. Brass handle has a dark finish over the brass. These were numbered on the pommel during the casting from 1 to 4. It is thought that they were gang casted 4 at a time hence the 1 to 4 marking. This one does not have a number so it may be a post war production. I have read that these numbers were removed from the molds after the war so subsequent models have no mold number on the pommel. Original scabbard has leg tabs, NOT stamped 'ENGLAND' above elastic keeper, and this keeper is torn. Leather is supple without any drying out. The scabbard has the metal tip. The Fairbairn-Sykes knife remains in production but this is not a new knife by any means. It has developed a patina that doesn't develope over night. For this piece $325.00

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Item No. 29 Here we have a unique WW2 military knife. This is a PAL RH 34 Id'd knife. This one has a 4 7/8 inch blade that was finished bright but now has a great patina. The knife was 9 3/16 inches long overall with a wooden butt finished off with a steel plate. The grip is a leather washer manufacture and has H.MILLHOLLAND carved into them. The wooden pommel also has carving into it which looks to me an H on one side and a M on the other side with a couple of sideways S's interposed between them. On the other side of the grip is the soldiers service number. His initials are also carved on the leather scabbard over the manufacturers information. The edges of the scabbard were sewn together with copper wire. If this old knife could talk!!! For this piece $65.00

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Item No. 30

SOLD!!! Here is a Vintage military AK 47 - AKF bayonet with scabbard and wire cutters. Blade is over 5-3/4" Carbon steel blade with red/brown composite handle with an overall length of 11". Come with a metal scabbard with wire cutting capabilities. Most likely Romanian manufacture. Great condition! $25.00

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Item No. 31 Now here we have a Survival Machette for the Army Air Corps that was adopted in 1942 as a new Air Force Survival Knive. Most of them folded and were usually carried in the seat pack kit attached to the parachute harness. This one is a CAMILLUS and so marked. It has a 10 inch blade that was originally bright finished but now dark patina with a couple of chips at the end of the blade. This was also known as the No. 4 model. It also has heavy black plastic slab grips on each side. Still nice! $65.00

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Item No. 32 Here is a Spanish M1969 Bolo Combat Bayonet with matching scabbard. Made for the CETME and FR8 rifle over all looks very nice. This is not one of the recent copies that are flooding the market now but an original one. The bayonet and scabbard are in very nice original condition. The Spanish crest is on the blade at the ricasso and on the other side ricasso is the makers ino and the serial number of E15542 D. The scabbard is in very nice original aged condition and is complete except for the tiedown at the tip of the scabbard. For this unit $45.00

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Item No. 33 Here's an unusual U.S. WW2 theatre made knife. This dagger type knife is about 11 inches long or more with a 6 1/2 inch blade. The blade is made from a file and you can still see some of the file grooves on it near the grip. The grip and cross guard are made from clear plastic washers interposed with black plastic and aluminum spacers. The pommel cap is a stepped down aluminum cap. The sheath looks to be a normal miitary type WW2 knife sheath with a notch cut out of it at the top of the blade part. The receiving male part of the snap has also been lost. There is a name in black on the back of the sheath which looks like MATT GARGAS JR. Could be interesting if you find out where he served. For this piece $85.00

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Item No. 34 Here's a rare one! This is a Australian Army Stiletto . These knives are often referred to as Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knives. While this is not so, the description does have some merit. It appears that the British Instructors who were sent out to Australia to help set up the Australian Independant Companies (Commando's) brought their own Wilkinson Sword First Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knives with them. Representatives from Gregory Steel products in Melbourne met with these men and from that meeting drew up the design of the Australian Army Stiletto (AKA Australian Commando Knife). This explains the distinct similarity between the Australian Army Stiletto and the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, however there are some clear differences, the blade is shaped differently, it is narrower and thicker on the AAS. They are most similar in their intended use. There were two manufacturers of the Australian Army Stiletto: Greg Steel in Melbourne and Whittingslowe Engineering in Adelaide The most common version found is with the cast "Mazak" handle. Some by Greg Steel had a wooden handle. This particular knife is a Greg Steel knife with wooden handle. This one is in pretty good condition with an Australian marked scabbard. There are several cracks in the wooden grip but it's still as solid as a rock. This example is over 12 inches long with a nearly 7 1/2 inch blade. It looks like the blade saw a little sharpening but I don't believe it was sharpened much. All of these examples pretty much come down to a sharp point. The ricasso is marked Gregory Steel Products and that seems to be the only marks showing. Take a look at the pics! It is not known how many of these knives were made. One often hears the figure of 500 but this is unsubstantiated and no evidence has been found to support this. So far evidence has only been found of one unit, the 2/6 Independant Company where all members were issued with these knives. Z Special Unit was also issued with a number of these knives. Members of other Independant Companies also had these knives but where and when and in what number they were issued is still unknown. Four types of sheath are known. A cut down bayonet scabbard, a canvas sheath which did not withstand the rigours of the tropics and two versions of a leather sheath. One tapered conforming to the knife, the other with a tapered section holding the knife attached to a rectangular base. I don't believe that this sheath conforms to any of those but I may be wrong. The sheath has had a rawhide thong placed in a spiral pattern around the edges but I can see that the scabbard is sewn as well. There are several pieces of leather still attached to the thong including the top of the sheath. On the top of the sheath is a full crown with the work BESTOVALL stamped on it. On the back of the sheath is marked R PLASS in white paint. You never see these knives for sale! For this highly collectible knife $1900.00

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Item No. 35

SOLD!!! Here we have a scabbard for the USN Mark 2 knife used during WW2. This is the U.S.N. Mk/2 scabbard and is in pretty good ocondition for it's age. If you have one of these knives and need a scabbard then here it is. For this piece $40.00

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Item No. 36 Here we have a M5 bayonet and scabbard. During the Korean War, the M-1 bayonet and M-1905 bayonet, which both mount to the M-1 Garand rifle using the same mechanism, were found to be very difficult to remove from the rifle with gloves on. As a result the U.S. M-5 Garand bayonet was designed and issued in 1953. This was a total redesign and looks nothing like the original M-1905 or M-1 bayonets for the M1 Garand. The M-5 is the only U.S. bayonet without a barrel mount ring on the crossguard, making it look more like a fighting knife than a bayonet. The M-5 bayonet has a 6 3/4 inch blade, and overall length is 11 1/2 inches. Weight is 11 1/2 ounces. The blade has one side sharpened for its full lenght and three inches of the other side are sharpened. There is a relatively large push button release to deal with the problem of working while having gloves on. The stud on the bayonet crossguard fits the gas cylinder lock screw under the Garand barrel. Locking grooves attach to the bayonet lug on the rifle. The M-5 fits only the M-1 Garand and does not interchange with any other firearms. There were three different patterns made: M5, M5-1 and M5A1. Quoting from the authoritative article "The history of M1 Garand Bayonets" by Robert Gibson on the Fulton Armory website. This particular bayonet is marked US M5 only on one side of the crossguard and J & D TOOL CO. on the other side of the cross guard.

There are two variations of this scabbard, both with an olive drab fiberglass body with steel throat. The early version, designated M8, has only a belt loop, no hook. This one has the hook and also has the steel reinforcement tip on the fiberglass sheath. The M8A1 retains the general look and can be slipped over a belt, but also has the M-1910 bent wire hook available. The model is stamped "US M8" or "US M8A1" on the flat steel part along with manufacturer initials. This sheath is correct for all post-war US bayonets including the M-4, M-5, M-6, and M-7. It was also used with the M-3 Fighting Knife.

This particular bayonet is in pretty good condition with al the correct markings and parkerized blade. The blade on this one has not been sharpened. The scabbard is also in very good condition and is complete. Markings are very clear on the scabbard. There is a tiny bit of rusting on the reverse but not bad. For the set $85.00

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Item No. 37 Here we have a M6 bayonet and scabbard. The M-6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M-14 series rifle and as a hand weapon, fighting knife. The M-6 Bayonet Knife entered service in 1957 and was mostly utilized during the Vietnam War until superceded by the M-16 rifle with its M-7 bayonet or M-9 bayonet (roughly 1968 for Army, used by USMC earlier). About 1.6 million M-6 bayonets were delivered to the Army in the 1960s. The M-6 blade and hilt are very similar to the M-5 or M-5A1 bayonet for the M-1 Garand Rifle except that the M-6 has a ring that slips over the flash suppressor muzzle of the M-14 while the M-5A1 attaches to the Garand with a stud. The M-6 is not interchangable with any other rifle; it only fits the M-14. M-6 bayonet markings The M-6 blade is 6 3/4 inches long, with an overall length of 11 1/2 inches. Blade width is 7/8 inch and it weighs about 12 ounces. The blade on this bayonet is about 1/8 short but it has been sharpened. There are no markings on the blade itself. The manufacturer's initials or name (AERIAL, AN, IMPERIAL, or MILPAR COL.) along with "US M6" will be found stamped under the crossguard (photo on right, enhanced to bring out markings). This one is an IMPERIAL. The non-slip grips are molded black plastic. The steel parts have a uniform dark grey parkerized finish. Imperial Knife Company was the main contractor for the M-6 bayonet. This particular bayonet is in good condition even with the sharpened blade and comes with the U.S.M8A1 scabbard which is complete and in pretty good condition. This scabbard has the late-production metal tip attached to it. For this outfit $75.00

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Item No. 38 Here's another US M6 like the one above but without a scabbard. This one has the correct blade length althout it has been sharpened as well. The markings are nice and clear and the mechanism works fine. Take a look at the pics. $55.00

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Item No. 39 Here we have a US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife - A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc. This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL for WW2. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. The blade is bright with very clear markings. This knife has the 6 1/4 inch blade and is 11 1/4 inches long overall. The blade has b een sharpened but not overly done. Comes with the original leather scabbard with just the snap pulling through the leather closure strap. For this piece $75.00

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Item No. 40 Here are a couple of German Officers button off of a tunic. The fronts of the buttons are very similiar being a gold pebbled finish with spread wing Eagle over swastika. They measure abut 7/8ths of an inch across. The one to the left has on the reverse M5/32 while the one on the right has on it's reverse M5172/15. There are makers logos on them but I can't quite make 'em out. For each one $7.50

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Item No. 41 Here is a small gold plated swastika with a diamond in the center. Even the Nazi women had sweetheart jewelry. It's about a 1/2 inch across the tines and I think the little diamond is real. $150.00

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Item No. 42

ON HOLD!!! Here we have a WWII GERMAN EASTERN FRONT MEDAL THAT IS DATED ON THE BACK 1941-42

The Eastern Front of World War II (der Rußlandfeldzug 1941–1945 (Russian campaign) or der Ostfeldzug 1941-1945 (Eastern Campaign)) was a theatre of war between the European Axis powers, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Croatia and Finland (not an Axis member), and the Soviet Union which encompassed central and eastern Europe from 22 June 1941 to 9 May 1945. Nazi propaganda dubbed the conflict Battle for Survival against Bolshevism or a Crusade against Bolshevism. Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union during World War II that began on 22 June 1941. Hitler wanted to recognize soldiers who fought in this campaign. He authorized the use of a medal. Also known as the "frozen meat" medal, the medal for the winter campaign on Russia . This medal was instituted in May 26th, 1942. While most of them that I saw for sale has a ribbon this one has a stud and a clutchback on it. For this piece $5.00

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Item No. 43

Here we have 4 WW2 'Tinnies'. They are marked left to right 1 -2-3-4. Number 1 is from June 22-23 1935. This is a nice large 2 inch high 1935 dated badge, with a stylized sports stadium on the face. It is an heavy aluminum alloy with a press fitted spring pin. There are raised ENTW. R. KASTER ROBINSON maker marks on the back. This one is extra crisp! $65.00

The next one number 2 is a very light gray pop metal and measures 1 3/8 inch across. It also has a pressed fitted pin on the reverse and is marked with the makers info. This is a 1937 Mayday Tinnie and shows a child standing on the Eagle/swastika. Good Condition. $20.00

The next tinnie number 3 is a 1938 Mayday tinnie showing a man and woman on the front. This one also has manufacturers info on the reverse along with a pressed fitted pin which has been hot glued in for some reason. This one measures about an 1 3/8ths across $25.00

This last one number 4 is a stamped steel tinnie with soldered pin which signifies Hitler Youth Sports fest in 1936. No makers info on this one but it's real nice! $45.00

These next 4 tinnies are labled 5-6-7 & 8

No 5 is a nice large (1-3/8 inches high) 1936 dated badge, with a plow, hammer, sword, and an eagle on the face. It is an aluminum alloy with a press fitted spring pin. There is a raised WERNER REDO SAARLAUTERN maker mark on the reverse. It is a nice one. $30.00

No 6 is WW2 German 1934 Labor Day tinnie

ON HOLD!!! and shows a mans head with a hammer on one side and a sickle on theother side over the German Eagle and swastika. This is stamped steel (1-3/8 inches high) with a soldered pin on the reverse. No makers marks $30.00

No 7 is an alloy tinnie also measuring 1-3/8 inches across. The front shows a lady laying down watching a child playing. A German eagle is found in upper section. Dated 1939. The words "Reichspartetag" are found in the bottom part. Maker marked on the reverse with a RZM in a circle as well as M9/102 Geer. Bender. It has a pressed steel fastening pin. It's light so it may be aluminum. $25.00

No 8 is an alloy tinnie as well measureing 1-3/8 across and dated 1939. This is a German Woman Labor Day tinnie. It's had to make out details until you wet the tinnie then they are clear. It's maker marked on the reverse. For this one $15.00

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Item No. 44 Here is a rare POW tag for a Japanese Prisoner. It has been estimated that between 19,500 and 50,000 Japanese military personnel surrendered to Allied forces prior to the end of the Pacific War in August 1945.[1] The number of Japanese soldiers, sailors, and airmen who surrendered was limited by the Japanese military indoctrinating its personnel to fight to the death, Allied personnel often being unwilling to take prisoners,[2] and many Japanese soldiers believing that those who surrendered would be killed by their captors. Western Allied governments and senior military commanders directed that Japanese POWs be treated in accordance with relevant international conventions. In practice though, many front-line soldiers were unwilling to accept the surrender of Japanese personnel due to a combination of racist attitudes and reports of atrocities conducted against Allied troops. A campaign launched in 1944 to encourage prisoner-taking was partially successful, and the number of prisoners taken increased significantly in the last year of the war. Japanese POWs often believed that by surrendering they had broken all ties with Japan, and many provided military intelligence to the Allies. The prisoners taken by the western Allies were held in generally good conditions in camps located in Australia, New Zealand, India and the United States. Those taken by the Soviet Union were treated harshly in work camps located in Siberia. Following the war the prisoners were repatriated to Japan, though the United States and Britain retained thousands until 1946 and 1947 respectively and the Soviet Union continued to hold hundreds of thousands of Japanese POWs until the early 1950s.

Even though many thousands of Japanese Soldiers and Sailors surrendered you will rarely find one of these tags. A search on the internet turned up none. This piece shows wear and staining but what the heck it's here. Take a look at the pics. It ot only says 'JAP' on it but 'Korean' and also 'Native'. For this rare piece. $145.00

Item No. 45 (CONSIGNMENT) Here is an WW2 SA dagger that was altered by the GI who captured it. He took the original grips off and made lucite grips for it inserting photos of his wide and child under the plastic. The rest of the dagger is just fine and it comes iwth a nice black painted sheath. The etching on the blade is fine while the makers mark is worn on one side but may not have been stamped deeply on that side. There are no sharpening marks but there is one minor nick to the blade. Unique Trench Art! $395.00

Item No. 46 (CONSIGNMENT) Here is a nice SA dagger with leather tab holder and sheath. The blade has some staining but little sharpening. The walnut grip is very nice with enlays still in place. The sheath is dent free with an aged brown finish. The makers logo is partially obscured. Nothing is missing! For this nice piece $750.00

Item No. 47 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a GI defaced Luftwaffe Dagger and sheath. The dagger is in pretty good shape considering with just a couple cracks to the celluloid covering over the grip and a small chip or two. The blade is nice with maybe some very minor sharpening. I cannot see a makers mark. The sheath has a couple of door dents but the dagger still goes in and out ok. There is some patina and minor rust to the sheath but not too bad. The aluminum pommel cap and the crossguard have had the swastika removed. $495.00

Item No. 48 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have another GI defaced German Dagger. This one is a Heer Army Dagger and I believe an early one. The fittings are silver, probably silver plate, and have not been cleaned. The orange celluloid handle is fine. This is an Eichorn blade and so marked. The blade is in good shape. The pebble finished scabbard is in fine condition with no dents. The silver crossguard Eagle has had the swastika removed. For this piece $495.00

Item No. 49 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a beautiful Luftwaffe Dagger with Silver knot. The crossguard and pommel are aluminum and looks great although the pommel cap is loose a little. The blade is excellent but I do not see a makers mark. This piece has a very nice white grip with full twisted silver bullion wire. This dagger comes in a black leather scabbard with silver colored mounts. For this great piece with knot $825.00

Item No. 50 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 German ERMA-ERFURT 1937 dated flare gun in pretty good condition. Serial number 6974. This piece has the Waffen marks with swastika ove 280. Actually it has both Imperial style waffenampts and nazi era marks as well. This gun has the brown bakelite grips in good condition with the laynard ring. Nice! $395.00

Item No. 51 (CONSIGNMENT) Here's a WW2 Japanese Cold Weather Cap in excellent condition! It's a khaki green wool with ear flaps. The Japanese Star patch is sewn on the front of the cap. Inside the lining are Japanese Characters. Nice condition! Look at the pics! For this piece $250.00

Item No. 52 (CONSIGNMENT) Here is a theatre made holster. For what I don’t know but I believe it is GI made. It seems to be made from Pig skin and has a WW2 German Cap Eagle on the front. The piece is sewn together with leather thong. Nice piece and quite unusal! $250.00

Item No. 53 (CONSIGNMENT) SOLD!!!

SOLD!!! Here we have a WW2 German Flare Gun. This one is by EUH and has the serial number of 121832. The bakelite grips are fine and the piece operates as it should. There are a few dings on the top of the barrel but not bad at all. For this German Flare Gun $185.00

Item No. 54

ON HOLD!!! (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a very nice, actually excellent, WW1 DWM Luger made by Mauser in 1916. This piece has a 4 inch barrel with deep rifling and is in 9MM. All of the markings are nice and bright. The serial number is 7399 and all numbers match except the magazine which is 9398. The action is crisp and the grips are really very nice. There is a little color loss at the end of the muzzle where it slid in and out of the holster but otherwise this piece is excellent! $1,895.00

Item No. 55 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a 1920 Commerical Luger being made for the foreign market by Mauser and so marked by DWM on the top link. There is copious amounts of hand engraving all over this piece that is gold filled but worn thin in several places. The serial number is 1649 and the numbers match except the magazine which is not marked. The piece does show some wear as it was used. It is marked MADE IN GERMANY on the obverse frame top. It’s a 9MM pistol with a 4 inch barrel. The action works as it should. This is really a very nice weapon. For this piece. $2,950.00

Item No. 56 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a Sighting Telescope NO. 9A MK1 in original wooden box. This telescope is made by Walters E. M. Co. LD and is dated 1916. It’s in generally good condition with good optics and comes with two mounting brackets. One of them has a swivel stud to go into a mount. The box is nearly complete and is in good condition showing wear. Take a look at the pics! $275.00

Item No. 57 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 era Kano Swiss movement Mfg wrist watch with simple leather band that was used by Germans during WW2. I was told that this is a bringback taken from a WW2 German Officer. The watch runs and keeps time. The back is marked KANO EDELSTAHL 01918. KANO is the watch company and EDELSTAHL is a german word that means ‘Stainless Steel’, the 01918 is the serial number of the watch. The face is also marked KANO and SWISS MADE (at least the movement is Swiss made). The band is a simple leather band that is one piece and goes across the back. The watch measures about 1 1/8th inch across the back. This is a nice piece!

Item No. 58 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a walnut wooden plaque with a relief carving of Adolph Hitler on the front. This piece measures almost 10 inches across and is about ¾ of an inch thick. There is a small nail on the back where a loop was on it for hanging on the wall. Original WW2 German item. $125.00

Item No. 59 (CONSIGNMENT) Here we have various German banknotes. There are some 1904 Funf Marks, 50 mark Reichsbanknote 1920, 20 Reichsmark Reichsbanknote 1929, MillionenMark 1933, 1000 Reichsbanknote 1910, 20000 Reichsbanknote 1923 and a 50000 Reichsbanknote 1922. E-mail for prices. Check out the pics.

Item No. 60 (CONSIGNMENT)

Here we have a: Series 521 Military Payment Certificate $10.00 One really neat thing about series 521 military payment certificates is that they were the first issue to have the denomination of each note printed on the reverse. All previous issues just had a standard generic design on the backs. This also marked the first time that Forbes Lithograph Corporation was responsible for the entire printing. Forbes incorporated “real people” into the designs of the one, five, and ten dollar denominations instead of the previous classically inspired designs. Series 521 MPCs were used in 19 different countries between May 25th, 1954 and May 27th, 1958. Almost 317 million dollars worth of currency was issued across all seven denominations during that time period. For that reason, most 521 notes are very common. However, there are certainly exceptions to that rule. Scarce print runs and replacements are out there.

Value of Series 521 Ten Dollars MPC Type: Series 521 Denomination: Ten Dollars Number of Notes Printed: 24,400,000 First Issued: May 25, 1954 Redeemed: May 27, 1958 Value In Very Low Grades: $20 Value In Perfect Condition: $750 It is pretty easy to understand the value of series 521 military payment certificates made for the ten dollar denomination. They were just issued in one print run. Over 24 million regular notes were printed, but only 285,000 replacements were issued. Replacements are worth about 20 times more money than standard issues. Both look very similar, each note says “for use only in united states military establishments by united states authorized personnel in accordance with applicable rules and regulations.” Replacement series 521 $10 bills have a serial number that does not end with the letter E.

This particular bill is not a replacement. It’s in good condition showing nice color but does have folds. Take a look at the pics! For this note $40.00

Item No. 61 (CONSIGNMENT)

WW2 IMPERIAL JAPANESE BUGLE WITH CHARACTER MARKINGS!

Here is a nice WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Bugle with Japanese Character Markings. The bugle is 11 1/2 inches long from the mouthpiece to the outer bell. The bell is reinforced with a brass collar and one can see the manufacture seam about 3 inches back of the bell. There are wrinkles to the bell and a few samll dents but what the heck this thing was used! The Japanese characters are stamped on the mouthpiece. Still plays! $295.00 item wwX 41

Item No. 62

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 Garand bayonet in scabbard. The bayonet is in fair condition showing signs of sharpening. The blade is bright with some grind marks and is 15 3/4 inches long to the cross guard. The markings on one ricasso are UC US with Ordance bomb in between and 1942. On the other side is a partial ordance mark. The plastic grips are fine and the mechanish works fine as well. The scabbard is missing the very tip and is marked with initials on it. The throat is marked USN MK1 which is for a training bayonet and not this one but it fits ok and they came together. For the pair $195.00

Item No. 63

(CONSIGNMENT) We are showing two bayonets here but we have sold the dress bayonet. The one on the bottom is a WW1 S 98 Bayonet and transitional Scabbard. This bayonet used with the 8 mm. Gewehr 98, Kar 98a, and Kar 98k rifles. This example was made for Prussia, in 1917, by Mauser at their Oberndorf plant.

Ricasso: "Waffenfabrik" over "Mauser A.G." over "Oberndorf a/M"

Spine: Crown over "W" over "17" and proofmark

Serial numbered 5784. This example shows a lot of wear on the grip but otherwise not. The scabbard is the transitional scabbard and has a few dents to it. There are no markings on the scabbard. For this example $165.00

Item No. 64

(CONSIGNMENT) Here are pics of two Japanese Type 30 Bayonets. The top one has been sold. The bottom one has a broken ring but it will still fit on a rifle with just a little rework or leave it like it is for dispaly. This one comes complete with scabbard that is in pretty good condition with a few dents. The blade is dark and has old sharpening signs on it. The maker is Kokura Arsenal. Hey this one was used and captured by an American GI. For this one $110.00

Item No. 65

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have the WW2 Naval Uniform consisting of tuni and 13 button trousers for a P. Gilmore. Seaman Gilmore was an E-3 Seaman Engineer and a 2nd class diver as evidenced by the patches. P. Gilmore is painted into his trousers. Small like usual. Nice Display! $120.00

Item No. 66

(CONSIGNMENT) Here is a pattern 1902 U.S. Army Sword that definitely has seen better days! This one is the early one with the German Silver guard. Two of the branches has been cut off the guard and now the blade is 21 1/1 inches long. This was a Springfield Armory sword so it's a shame it was cut down but it was cut down for a reason. I just don't know what that reason was but I suspect it was made into a knife. For this old boy $125.00

Item No. 67

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Here we have a WW2 Japanese Cavalry Sword complete with scabbard. This piece is serial numbered 55371 while the scabbard is serial numbered 37874. It's not unusual for these pieces to be mismatched. The sword is in good condition showing a dark patina with a nice dark checkered wood grip. The blade is nice and bright but has been sharpened. The scabbard has most of the original blue finish and only a couple of minor dents. The locking mechanish that locks the sword to the scabbard is entact and works great. This is a nice WW2 Japanese Cavalry sword! $495.00

Item No. 68

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ON HOLD!!! Here we have a WW2 Japanese Police or Parade sword in scabbard. The scabbard is complete but nickel is flaking off of it. There is only about 50% of the original nickel left. The sword is in better condition except that about 4 inches of the blade has been removed and it was reshaped. The blade has most of the nickel left on it adn there are no markings as usual. The hilt/guard is in very nice condition with full rayskin grip and full brass twisted wire. Take a look at the pics. Hang it on the wall and leave it in the scabbard. No one will know. :) $95.00

Item No. 69

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 Japanese Occupation forces souvenir sword made by Japanese artisen so that them could continue to make a viable living. This piece is constructed of carved bone with brass inserts and it looks great! It is made in the style of a ninja sword and even has a mum and a tsuba. The blade is kind of primitive for a Japanese sword and short being about 15 3/8 inche long. I don't believe this is a cut down piece but I think they used what they had. The entire piece is over 29 inches long. $450.00

Item No. 70

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW1 Model 1881 Type Russian Cossak Sashka with a Mosin-Nagant Bayonet. Sword Length: 38 1/2 Inches long overall with a 31 3/4 inch long blade. The hilt is almost 5 1/2 inches long. The bayonet is 19 3/4 inches long overall with a screwdriver tip for repairs to the rifle. M.1881 Russian Cossack shashka manufactured during World War Two with the Hammer and Sickle on the hilt. The hilt pieces are a kind of reddish brass with a nice wooden handle. . Plain, slightly curved blade in original polish with no rust but spotting. There is a Russian stamps or symbol present on the blade next to the grip but I can't make out what it is. Also there is the date 1940. M15RT is stamped into the ricasso on the other side of the blade. Spiral wood like grip is slightly worn. Condition: blade is in very good condition, while scabbard is in good condition except for small chips and heat depressions. Very nice! $1,795.00

Item No. 71

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a WW2 German SA dagger in brown sheath. The dagger is by Gebrborn Soligen and so marked. The piece has a great grip with just a couple of minor dents in it. The Eagle and the other German insignia are present. The hilt is a little loose but not too bad. The blade is full length and has the ALLES FUR DEUTSCHLAND etched on the blade. There are sharpening marks on this blade but could be polished out if you so desire. I would leave that job to a professional. The sheath is complete and has some rusting on it through the brown finish. Still nice! $695.00

Item No. 72

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a real nice Luftwaffe Dagger in sheath. This piece is very nice sporting the white celluloid grip with twisted aluminum wire. The pommel and the crossguard are both aluminum and exhibit the swastika on them. The blade is really nice but I don't see a maker on it. The leather washer remains intact. The sheath is steel with a pebble finish and oak leaves but no suspension rings . Take a look at the pics! Nice! $695.00

Item No. 73

(CONSIGNMENT) Here is a WW2 German "Heer" dagger with sheath. This piece has a nice orange celluloid grip that is in very nice conditon. Doesn't have wire and never did. The pommel, grip ferrel and crossguard are all silver plated steel. The blade is pretty nice with some staining and is marked Eichorn. The scabbard is steel with a pebbled finish and two suspension rings. This is a nice piece. $695.00

Item No. 74

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have a GERMAN VINTAGE BOY SCOUT KNIFE, Circa 1940 with a 4 3/8" Blade. This vintage Boy Scout knife with the same build as a Hitler Youth dagger with the Nazi insignia replaced with the scout logo. Nothing is etched on the blade. Stamped on base of blade, ANTON WINGER JR. SOLINGEN, GERMANY, and opposite side OTHELLO, SOLINGEN. This youth knife has near prefect black plastic checkered grips with the Scout Logo inlayed into the plastic. Nickel plated guard and pommel. Also it still has the original leather blade washer. This piece was probably intended for export as it is marked on the leather suspension strap MADE IN GERMANY. At any rate this was made before the war ended and probably before the US got into the war. It’s a great piece! $125.00

Item No. 75

(CONSIGNMENT) This is a WWII German belt buckle of steel construction. The design consists of two ropes forming a circle. One inside the other with the words GOTT MIT UNS between them at the top and laurel leaves at the bottom. The German Army eagle is placed in the center of the circle and is standing over a swastika. On the inside part of the buckle is stamped near the tongue ES over 41 over L. Still in good condition and definitely used. $110.00

Item No. 76

(CONSIGNMENT) Here we have an excellent example of a WW2 German Red Cross Belt and buckle. This Red Cross Buckle is in excellent condition and is still on it’s original belt. The only markings that I see on the belt are 110. The buckle is marked GES.GESCH.1 Excellent Quality! $310.00

Item No. 77

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SOLD!!! Here we have a good black leather holster for the WW2 German used Belgian made Hi-Power pistol in 9MM . It’s in good condition but does have a 1 ½ inch separation at the flap. The leather strap that helps get the pistol out of the holster is still present and complete. The belt straps are present and sound. I can find no markings on this piece except for where someone wrote in it with ink. There is a provision for an extra magazine but there is no tool pouch attached to the flap. It’s still in pretty good condition considering it’s age and would look great with a Browning Hi-power on display. For this piece $125.00

Item No. 78

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WW2 German 4 piece stainless steel eating utensils for use in the field. This set consists of a can opener, a knife, fork & spoon. There are swastika’s present on this set as well as H.& K. H. over the date of 41 (1941) (on the spoon and fork) the word Rostfrei is on the knife and ESM 41 over the swastika is on the can opener. Take a look at the pics. This is a nice set! The length of the entire set together is about 8 inches. For this set: $125.00

Item No. 79

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Here is a pretty nice .45 holster that is Vietnam era. It has been used some but still in pretty good condition. This U.S. m-1916 holster was made by Nordac. For this one $25.00

Item No. 80

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Here are two different German medals. The one on the left is a HIndenburg Medal and has 1914 1918 in the center front. The Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918 (German: Das Ehrenkreuz des Weltkriegs 1914/1918), commonly, but incorrectly, known as the Hindenburg Cross was established by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of the Third Reich, by an order dated 13 July 1934, to commemorate the distinguished deeds of the German people during the First World War. This was Germany's first official service medal for soldiers of Imperial Germany who had taken part in the war, and where they had since died it was also awarded to their surviving next-of-kin. It was also the first decoration created by the Third Reich. The Honour Cross was awarded in three forms: - for front-line veterans, with swords - for non-combatant veterans, without swords - for surviving widows, parents, and dependants of fallen participants in the war, without swords

This one has the crossed swords so it is a veteran's cross. It is in great condition and has a nice patina to it. For this one. $65.00

The medal on the right is the Merit Cross 2nd Class. The War Merit Cross (German: Kriegsverdienstkreuz) was a decoration of Nazi Germany during the Second World War, which could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. This award was created by Adolf Hitler in 1939 as a successor to the non-combatant Iron Cross which was used in earlier wars (same medal but with a different ribbon). The award was graded the same as the Iron Cross: War Merit Cross Second Class, War Merit Cross First Class, and Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross. The award had two variants: with swords given to soldiers for exceptional service in battle above and beyond the call of duty (but not worthy of an Iron Cross which was more a bravery award), and without swords for meritorious service behind the lines which could also be awarded to civilians. Recipients had to have the lower grade of the award before getting the next level. There was also another version below the 2nd class simply called the War Merit Medal (German: Kriegsverdienstmedaille), set up in 1940 for civilians in order to offset the large number of 2nd class without swords being awarded. It was usually given to those workers in factories who significantly exceeded work quotas.

So this one is a civilian War Merit Cross because there are no crossed swords. This medal is in excellent condition. Take a look at the pics. Nice! $40.00

Item No. 81

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Here we have a Luftwaffe breast Eagle that has suffered damage on the Swastika. This more than likely occurred when the soldier pulled it from the German's tunic. $15.00

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Item No. 82

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This is a 1930 dated Stahlhelm device. The Stahlhelm, Bund der Frontsoldaten ("Steel Helmet, League of Frontline Soldiers", also known in short form as Der Stahlhelm) was one of the many paramilitary organizations that arose after the German defeat of World War I. It was part of the "Black Reichswehr" and in the late days of the Weimar Republic operated as the armed branch of the national conservative German National People's Party (DNVP), placed at party gatherings in the position of armed security guards (Saalschutz).

Now on to this pins description.

The pin is silver with black enamel with a very high raised profile of "Der Stahlhelm" helmet on the face. It measures 1 1/8 inch across the face. It is stamped with a Wm256 under a raised STH. On the bottom it is stamoed with the date of 22.12.30. GES.GESCH is raised on the rim above the date. For this nice pin $295.00

Item No. 83

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This is an original WW2 German airplane badge or tinnie. The inscription on the plane reads Das Deutsche Volk Mus Ein Volk Von Fliegern WerdenIt. HERMANN GORING. The plane is made from pressed metal and still retains its original brass securing pin on the back. It measures about 1 1/2 inches across from wing tip to wing tip and is about 1 inch long. Nice little piece! For this piece $25.00

Item No. 84

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Here we have Hitler's Dank. This Dank was issued in the 1930's and the award was given for Germans public services. This piece measures about 1 3/8 inches across. It is silver plated but you can see where it has worn to the copper under the plating. The attachment pin is still present. You can see the makers marks on the back in my photos. Take a look! $75.00

Item No. 84

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Here we have an German WW1 2nd class iron cross and dug merit cross. The Iron Cross is a black four-pointed cross with white trim, with the arms widening toward the ends, similar to a cross pattée. Frederick William III commissioned the neoclassical architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel to design the Iron Cross after a royal sketch. It reflects the cross borne by the Teutonic Knights in the 14th century. The ribbon for the 1813, 1870 and 1914 Iron Cross (2nd Class) was black with two thin white bands, the colors of Prussia. The non-combatant version of this award had the same medal, but the black and white colors on the ribbon were reversed. The ribbon color for the 1939 EKII was black/white/red/white/black.

This one is from the 1914 style. The attachment almost looks like a watch fob attachment and perhaps it is. The iron cross itself is about 1 inch across each way. The black enamel is lacking in some places but you can still see the Crown over a W and at the bottom the date of 1914. Take a look at the pics. For this one $125.00

This one is a dug piece. It's a dug WW2 Merit Cross that would have been for the military as witnessed by the crossed swords. It's a vet bringback but unfortunately no history accompanies it. For this dug piece $15.00

Item No. 85

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Here we have two Iron Crosses. One with a ribbon and one without.

The first one with a ribbon is the 1914 one and it has the Crown, W and the date 1914 on the front of it while the reverse has a Crown, FW, oak leaves and the date 1813 on it. The Ribbon is in fine condition. This second class medal is a two piece medal. For this one 125.00

The second one is also a second class medal and is just like the one about but without a ribbon. For this one $95.00

Item No. 86

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ON HOLD!!! This is a WWII Japanese Navy association Member's Badge . The front is decorated with the rising sun and an anchor. I have been told that the words, Naval Association, is on the back of this badge in Japanese characters. I believe that the pin is enameled on the front and the colors are still strong. For this one $20.00

Item No. 87

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Here we have a WW2 German Medal and a Luftwaffe Collar tab. First the medal. The West Wall Medal (German: Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen) was a military decoration of Nazi Germany. It was instituted on 2 August 1939 and was given to those who designed and built the fortifications on Germany's western borders, known as the West Wall or, in English, the Siegfried Line, and to the troops who served there prior to May 1940. In 1944, as Germany was expecting the arrival of the allied invasion, it was again awarded to those who took part in the fortification of the western borders. In all 622,064 medals were awarded by the end of the war and this is one of them. The medal itself is in very nice condition that you can see in the pics. For the west wall medal $85.00

Now for the second piece in the photos. This is a Luftwaffe collar tab that is Hauptgefreiter - that is usually the second rank or grade to which an enlisted airman could be promoted. The tab is brown in color and I believe he was part of the signal troop in the Luftwaffe. This airman had 4 EM/NCO’S COLLAR TAB RANK "GULL" on his collar tab. For this piece $95.00

Item No. 88

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Here we have a near relic Deutscher Wehrmacht Volkssturm Armband . The Volkssturm was a German national militia of the last months of World War II. It was founded on Adolf Hitler's orders on October 18, 1944 and conscripted males between the ages of 16 to 60 years who were not already serving in some military unit as part of a German Home Guard. This one has seen better days but it is what it is. Liberated by an American GI. For this piece $45.00

Item No. 89

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Here we have Nazi buttons. The gold looking ones are listed elsewhere on this page. The one lone button to the upper right is a large size tunic button. This button is in good condition with makers marks on the reverse. Measures 1 inch across. For this one $7.50

The next Nazi buttons are a match pair. They are silver finished buttons with the same makers marks on the reverse. These measure about 7/8's of an inch across.

SOLD!!! $15.00 for the pair.

Item No. 90

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Here is a stickpin that's in near relic condition. The pin measures about 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 and has a cloth insert of a swastika in a maltese cross surrounded by laurel I think. The image is cark and so is the actual cloth in the pin being a dark red color. The frame is a rope metal frame with a metal back that is rusty. The stick pin is entact and is knurled to keep it from slipping out of the fabric that it's attached to. $10.00

Item No. 91

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Here we have a Navy Ribbon bar with the gold eagle on it. There is wear to the ribbon on each end. The catch is still present. $35.00

Item No. 92

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Here we have a relic condition German World War Two Fire POLICE Cloth Patch. It's in terrible condition but it is what it is. $10.00

Item No. 93

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Here we have a bracelet that was constructed to hide a pill in. Perhaps it was a cynaide pill, who knows. At any rate the locket part is entirely entact with a red stone in the center and blue/clear stones/diamonds surrounding it. The locket opens up to show the inside compartment. One side of this bracelet is missing the chain and attachment to lock it to the other side of the chain. This piece came to me with other German pieces so I do believe it is Nazi in origin. For this piece as is $350.00

Item No. 93

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Here we have 3 WW2 German Mothers Crosses. The Cross of Honour of the German Mother (German: Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter), referred to colloquially as the Mutterehrenkreuz (Mother’s Cross of Honour) or simply Mutterkreuz (Mother’s Cross), was a state decoration and civil order of merit conferred by the government of the to honour a Reichsdeutsche German mother for exceptional merit to the German nation Eligibility later extended to include Volksdeutsche (ethnic German) mothers from, for example, Austria and Sudetenland, that had earlier been incorporated into the German Reich. The decoration was conferred from 1939 until 1945 in three classes of order, bronze, silver, and gold to Reichsdeutsche mothers who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent. A similar practice, that continues to this present day, was already established in France since 1920, by conferring the Médaille de la Famille française (Medal of the French Family), a tribute to the French mother who raised several children in an appropriate way. The first one on the top to the left is in excellent condition being Silver indicating that this mother raised more than one son for the 3rd Reich. Take a look at the pics. Complete with ribbon. $150.00

The second one on the top to the right is the bronze edition of this Mothers Medal indicating that this one sent only one son to fight for the Nazis. $65.00

This last piece is a dug piece being the bottom drop on the Mothers Cross of Honor and is in relic conditon. For this example $25.00

Item No. 94

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Here is a WW2 Nazi tinnie in plastic. Yep, they did them in plastic as well. This one is in good condition but is missing the clutch back or pin on the reverse. It measurers about 1 1/2 inches across the wings and 1 inch tall. Take a look at the pics. For this one $10.00

Item No. 95

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Here we have 2 Nazi Red Cross Pins. Following Hitler's takeover of the government in Germany in January 1933, the NSDAP (Nazi Party) moved to control the Red Cross. Thus the DRK became a legally recognized organization of the NSDAP in December 1937. Finally, at the end of 1938 the German Red Cross officially came under the control of the Ministry of the Interior's Social Welfare Organization, becoming de facto a Nazi entity, led by Ernst-Robert Grawitz in the role of 'acting president', with Oswald Pohl as chairman of the board of administration.

After Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II, the Allied Military Government issued a special law outlawing the NSDAP and all of its branches. Known as "Law number five", this Denazification decree disbanded the DRK, like all organizations linked to the NSDAP. Social welfare organizations, including the German Red Cross, had to be established anew during the postwar reconstruction of both West Germany and the DDR.

It's hard to believe that the evil society of Nazi's would allow any humanitarian orginization to exist. The first pin is mostly a large black eagle and swastika with the red cross emblem in the eagle's talons. This pin is 1 inch by 3/4 inch and has a nice look to it. It is marked Ges Gesch on the reverse. $45.00

The next pin is oval being 1 5/8 inches long by 1 1/8 inches tall. The front is marked very nicely. Check out the pics. The pin in the reverse is present and it's nicely maker marked. For this one $65.00

Item No. 96

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Here we have two NSDAP membership pins. They are German World War Two NSDAP Land Hilfer Bewegung Party Member Pins. Each are about 7/8's inch across and have pins on the back. I have been told that these are unusual pins with the reverse displaying RZM in a circle at the top and one has M1/165 on it and the other has M1/127 on it. $250.00 each

Item No. 97

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Here is a German Day Storm Trooper Badge with a down pointed sword with an oakleaf wreath and a swastika. The badge has a pin fixing to the reverse and is marked with an 039. This pin measures about 3/4 inch across not counting the sword. $85.00

Item No. 98

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Here we have a German Hitler Jugend German Youth Auslander Foreign Member Badge that is shield shaped with enamel finish. This pin is in pretty good condition being somewhat soiled and is marked on the back GES.GESCH. $85.00

Item No. 99

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This is a WHW (Winterhilfswerk) Regional Crest Of Danzig Tinnie. This Danzig Regional crest, WHW tinnie was part of a series of tinnies given out by the WHW. This is a three piece construction which consists of a 1 piece metal frame with green paint to the front. The center piece is an embroidered crest of Pommern. Badge measures 1 5/8 X 1 1/8 inches and is in good condition with some soiling. For this piece $30.00

Item No. 100

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Here we have a Japanese Arisaka Type 99 last ditch short rifle. This piece is in beautiful shape for a last ditch rifle. It has the usual rough finish to the metal parts and a wooden buttplate. It has the simple peep rear sight and there is no mum or rifle designation type and there never was on this one. There is a bayonet stud on this one but no provision for a ramrod. The barrel bands are rough welded and the barrel has been rough finished as well. The bore is rough but rifling is present. The stock is very nice. For this last defense rifle $325.00

Item No. 101

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Here we have another Japanese Arisaka rifle but this is the type 38. This is one of the later production ones and there is no type designation or mum on the receiver. Actually this one is finished kind of roughly. I do not see an arsenal marking on this rifle. The only serial number on it is a V36 and that number is stamped on the bolt as well. The metal finishes are rough and the bore has been shot out but I can see traces of rifling in it. This rifle has the simple V notched rear elevator sight and the standard blade sight up front. This one does have a ramrod and bayonet stud. The rifle functions as it should. The stock is very nice as well. For this piece $325.00

Item No. 102

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Here we have a Navy commissioned officers Shin-Gunto 1937 commonly known as the Navy Type Tachi Gunto. This one has been in the attic for many years as witnessed by the separation of the ray skin covering over the scabbard. I have taken the sword apart and only found a Naval Stamping on the tang along with some written in ink Japanese Characters. All of this outfit is here, nothing is missing. The blade is in fine condition with a straight line hamon. There is one small area near the hilt where it could use some polish. There are some minor nicks on the edge where the fighting would have taken place. Take a look at the pics to see how nice it is. All of the scabbard mounts are present as well. For this piece $995.00

Item No. 103 A

Here we have a Model 1870/87/1915 Italian Vetteli-vitali rifle in 6.5X52 caliber. The M1870 Vetterli was the Italian service rifle from 1870-1878, when it was replaced with the M1870/87 Italian Vetterli-Vitali variant. The M1870 was a single-shot bolt action rifle chambered for the 10.4mm Vetterli centrefire cartridge, at first with black powder and later with smokeless powder. The M1870 was based upon the M1869 Swiss Vetterli but simplified for economy.

In 1887 (until 1896), the Italian Army began converting the M1870 to a four-shot repeating rifle, based on the system designed by Italian Artillery Captain G. Vitali. This conversion added a box magazine fed from a Mannlicher-style en-bloc clip, in the same caliber 10.4x47R mm as before. The conversion is indicted by a cartouche "ARITG. FAB. D'ARMI TERNI 1888" (date varies), on the butt stock. The center of the cartouche displays a Crest of Savoy and the word, "Riparazione" (Italian for repair) is directly below the cartouche. Shortages of small arms appeared from the very beginning of Italy’s entrance into World War I on the side of the Allies. As more of the population mobilized for the first total war in European history, the supply of modern small arms fell short before the end of 1915 and a large number of obsolete Modello 1878/87 Vetterli-Vital were issued to newly formed regiments that were not expected to be in combat, however, troops carried these antiquated rifles into battle on several occasions.

During World War I, many M1870/87 rifles were converted to share the same 6.5mm smokeless powder round as the primary service rifle, the Carcano, by adding a 6.5mm barrel lining and a Mannlicher-style magazine. These conversions are not considered safe to fire with standard 6.5x52mm loads. These rifles were used again in the Second Italo-Ethiopian War, mostly by native African soldiers.

This particular rifle is in pretty good condition and looks to just be missing the ramrod. The wood is pretty nice for its age and the rifle seems to function ok. It actually has a pretty nice bore in it. This rifle does have a large cartouche and crest on the buttstock but I can't quite make it out. TERNI 1889 is stamped on the barrel but I do believe this is the 1915 conversion and thusly needs to go to an FFL or a C&R holder. Anyone over 18 can purchase this firearm by going through their own FFL holder in their community. I would advise against shooting it however. For this historic piece of Italian History $295.00

Item No. 103 B

Here is another Japanese Last Ditch type 99 short rifle being 44 inches long overall. This one was made at the Kokura Arsenal probably in 1945. This piece is serial numbered 50543 and I believe it has a series 45 stamp on it. The stock is crudely made but original as is the metal pieces. I have seen cruder metal parts but this one is going that way. The front swivel part is gone and so is the bayonet stud. The stock swivel survives intact. There is a wooden buttplate. There are no type model numbers on the receiver nor is there a mum but I don't believe it ever had those stamps. The rear sight is a simple peep sight and the front sight is a simple mortised blade sight. Like I said before the stock is crudely made but complete and without damage. They were trying to churn these out as quick as they could. The barrel is also crudely done but it does have good rifling in it. The action works fine. For this late war piece. $325.00

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SOLD!!! Here we have a WW2 Arisaka bayonet that was made at the Mukden Arsenal "Manchuria". The blade has been sharpened somewhat but a lot of color remains which is a good thing. The hilt and grips are in good condition as is the bayonet. The serial number of 09842 is stamped on the pommel cap. Hard to find bayonet. $150.00

Item No. 104

This is a WW2 era Japanese 'Penny' Whistle used to delight the Japanese children. This piece is 8 1/4 inches long in the sheath and you can blow through the handle to make the whistle sound off. It does have a blade but it is not sharp and hence not really suitable for being a letter opener. The blade is also blunted so the kids couldn't hurt themselves or others. The grip and handguard are gold painted while the rest of the sword and scabbard are silver. Nice piece! $65.00

Item No. 105

Parris-Dunn Civilian Training Rifle circa 1943

Following the completion of their military contracts for the Parris-Dunn Training Rifle in 1943, they continued making a similar model for the civilian market. In 1949, William Dunn retired and sold the company to Cecil Parris. Parris renamed the company the Parris Manufacturing Company and continued to produce toy guns and drill rifles in Clarinda until 1951. In 1952, he moved the company to Savannah, Tennessee. The company is still located in Savannah and continues to produce a variety of toys.

This particular training rifle is one of the early ones as the buttplate says MADE IN USA ,PARRIS-DUNN, CLARINDA, IOWA. This rifle still has part of the original decal on the stock and you can still see TRAINER Pat Pend. The rifle is complete and nothing is missing. It's common for the rear sight to be broken but it's entact. The sling swivels and stacking swivel are still present as well. There was no provision for this training rifle to have a bayonet mounting stud. On the military rifles the nose cap and barrel band are steel but on this civilian model they are just painted on. This is a piece of our history! $145.00

Item No. 106

Here we have WW1 items belonging to Thomas Perkins and kept in an old box of GET WELL cards. The bottom of the box has writing on it that says 'Brother H.W.Perkins, who ever wants Tom Perkins war buttons, medles, deschg papers in Court House 314 Artiley-I can't see to write you'll excuse the writing.' The 314th Artillery was part of the 80th Division that went to France during WW1.

314th FIELD ARTILLERY BATTALION. Lineage Constituted 5th of August 1917 in the National Army as the 314th Field Artillery and assigned to the 80th Division. Organized August 1917 at Camp Lee, Virginia. Demobilized 7 June 1919 at Camp Lee. The 314th was involved at St. Mihiel and the Meuse-Argonne and so notede on Tom Perkins WW1 Campaign Medal.

Here is a short history of the 8th Division in WW1.

The 80th Division was first organized August 5, 1917 in the National Army and headquartered at Camp Lee (now known as Fort Lee), Virginia. The Division originally consisted of men mostly from Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia and was nicknamed the "Blue Ridge Division." The unit's distinctive insignia was adopted in 1918 and consists of three blue mountain peaks representing the Blue Ridge Mountains in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The Division also adopted the Latin Motto, "Vis Montium" or "Strength of the Mountains." In World War I, the 80th Division reached full strength with 23,000 soldiers and sailed to France, landing on June 8, 1918. The 80th Division trained with the British Third Army and joined forces on the front lines near the Artois sector with heavy action in the Somme Offensive of 1918 and in the Meuse-Argonne. The 80th returned to the States in May 1919 and was inactivated at Camp Lee on June 26, 1919. The Division of Unique Distinction - never failed to gain its objective. It was the only A.E.F. Division called upon three times in the great Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The 80th was ranked first of all National Army Divisions by the War Department. It always led and captured two Huns for every man wounded. The 80th accomplished these results of vast importance to the success of the general operations with a far smaller percentage of casualties than any other division engaged.

Now here is what the grouping consists of:

WW1 Campaign/Victory medal with 3 bars which are St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Defensive Sector:

WWi Campaign/Victory ribbon bar with 2 battle stars.

2 Ribbons on bar. I don't know what these are for but I'm researching them.

Various uniform buttons with one being a Civil War uniform button. I know that sometimes a soldier would carry some item form an ancestor who had been to war before him for luck.

The tag from inside his uniform.

A service stripe and a corporals patch.

2 sets of Dog Tags with Thomas Perkins on one side and serial number 1835032 on the other side of the Aluminum disc.

A silk handerchief with red border that has a red USA over gold crossed cannons in one corner.

A sweethearts or mothers handerchief iwth a floral design on it.

A 48 star sild US flag from the period with the offset stars.

A repair kit for the Gas Mask issued to him on August 2, 1918 which contians plaster for repairing tears in the hood.

A nice 8th Division wool patch. Men of the 8th Division received 619 awards during their actions in WW1.

A 1918 era cigarette tin marked on the back THE AXON-FISHER TOBACCO CO. LOUISVILLE, KY., USA.

And finally a red ink handwritten letter to Tom on WW1 Stationary dated April 1, 1921 from a Mrs. Edna Holse of Kokomo, Indiana. All in all a very nice little Grouping! All for $295.00

Item No. 107

Here are two E.G.W. Knives that were made by E.G. Waterman & Co. of New York City for WW2. This is a WW2 knife that sold commercially through stores in the United States but was probably not an Official Government Issue Knife. But there is no doubt that thousands of servicemen who wanted a good duty knife purchased them and carried them throughout the war. The top knife has a leather washer grip for a hand grip and a nice steel blade marked with the makers initials. You can see a like drawn example on page 193 of U.S. MILITARY KNIVES BAYONETS & MACHETES BOOK III by M. H. Cole. This knife is about 11 3/4 inches long with a 7 1/4 inch bowie type blade. There are a few spots where the leather washers have deteriorited but it's not bad at all and still quite solid. This piece comes in the original leather sheath that is in good condition as well. $85.00

The second knife down is not E.G.W. marked but obviously it is from the same company. The blade has been sharpened on this one so the first one has a better blade but this one has a better grip which is darn near perfect. The sheath is good on this one as well having been oiled at one time. For this one $85.00 as well.

Item No. 108

Here we have a darn near mint unused Japanese WW2 High Altitude / Cold weather Flight Suit with rabbit fur lining complete with belt. Even the pockets are fur lined. As a matter of fact the entire suit is fur lined. In excellent condition. All zippers work. Fur is in very good condition very little shedding. Back pocket has wires for electrically heating the suit. Made in 1944. There are several Japanese Characters printed inside but I can't read Japanese. This suit is a larger size so probably not many Japanese Airman could fit into this one. Take a look at the pics! $650.00

Item No. 109

Here we have a WW2 German Dress Bayonet with scabbard and frog. The dagger is pretty nice with some finish splotching on the blade. Just cosmetic. The blade has not been sharpened and is nicely maker marked GUSTAV SPITZER-SOLINGEN along with a Lion symbol. The grips are black plastic and perfect. The scabbard still has the original black lacquer finish but has two dents on either side near the tip of it that make the bayonet hard to go in and out. The frog is complete being the black patent leather type finish. The finish is cracked and has a few heat impressions on it from probably being in the attic. These items were brought back by a Capt. C. L. Davidson but I'm afraid I don't have any info on him. For this piece $165.00

Item No. 110

This next piece is an unused Green and Silver Mint WW2 German Sword knot or portapee. Actually it is early war. Very nice! Also brought back by Capt. Davidson. For this piece $145.00

Item No. 111

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Item No. 112

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Here we have 8 theatre used knives. I am not sure if they were used in the European Theatre or the Pacific Theatre but they are GI knifes.

Each knife described is designated by a number by it.

1. This one is a bowie style bladed knife with lucite section handle grip. The pommel cap is also lucite. The entire knife is over 11 inches long with a 6 1/8th inch blade and diamond shaped brass crossguard. The lucite sections are separated by plastic and aluminum washers. A rather nice looking GI used knife! $75.00

2. This one is a well worn commercial knife. The ricasso is marked CATTARAUGUS 225Q which makes this a Commando Knife. This one was well worked down by the soldier or marine who carried it. This soldier even cut a notch at the top to pull wire down with. There is pitting on the blade and it's been sharpened many times but you can still see the makers marks. This knife is 10 1/2 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The grip is leather washers and the crossguard /pommel are steel. Nice old fighting knife that's been there! $85.00

3. This third one is also well worn. This is a PAL and you can barely see RH 36 on the ricasso. US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife - A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. Although since the end of trench warfare, most military knives have been primarily designed for utility or tool use. Activities such as clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunition crates, etc.

This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings. At certain intervals the color of the rings is changed from dark brown to yellow or red. The pommel is of aluminum construction. Some samples may have been steel or wood. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a slight Bowie type design.

This one was definitely made ready for the fight! It's over 11 inches long with a 6 inch blade. The crossguard is iron and the pommel looks to be aluminum. The grip is leather washers. Been there! $65.00

4. This one is also a Pal RH-36 and also has been sharpened quite a bit. Looks like the leather washer grip has been ground down a bit to fit a smaller hand. The markings are better on this one. $65.00

Here are the next 4 fighting knifes!

5. I don't know who made this next knife but the blade seems to be a commercial blade. Most of the name is worn off but I can see the last few letters which is AEGER. This knife measuers 8 5/8 inches long with a 4 1/2 inch bowie type skinning blade and it's been sharpened quite a bit. The crossguard is steel and the pommel cap is a piece of bone with a capstan rivit or screw nut holding it all together. The grip is leather washers with brass inserts between them. The sheath is present with this one and it's leather. Looks home made but very good. $65.00

6. This next knife is a jewel!! It's not long being 8 5/8th inches long with a 4 3/8ths inch blade. This blade has a nice edge on it and there's a notch cut out at the top for ripping guts when you pull it out. It has a brass cross guard and pommel with a leather and plastic washer grip separated by copper disks. Nice and unusual!!! $120.00

7. Here's a well worn U.S. Camillus Fighting Knife! I thought it probably was the U.S.N. Mark 2 knive but this one has so much wear that a Marine probably used it. US CAMILLUS is on one ricasso while the other is blank so I have no proof for the U.S.M.C. usage but I can't imagine a sailor would wear it down this much. Nearly a foot long with a 7 inch blade with a good leather sheath. It's rough but still ready! $65.00

8. Here's the last one of this bunch that just came in and although it's kind of rough as well I can see KA-BAR on one ricasso and USMC on the other. It's a little rough on the top edge but the cutting edge is ready to go. This knive was parkeried by evidence of the sharpening on the edge. A real Island fighter! $85.00

Item No. 113

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have two bayonets. A WW1 german bayonet and a Canadian Bayonet.

1. First the WW1 German Bayonet.

This is a WW1 S98 bayonet and metal scabbard. The grip on the bayonet is well worn and the scabbard is dented but it did its job and left the blade in quite a good state of condition. There is actually no wear on the blade at all and the markings are quite deep and clear. It says WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER A.G. OBERNDORF A.N. The bayonet is serial numbered 5784. The locking mechanism works fine. For this piece 165.00

2. This bayonet here is the Australian L142 bayonet which was issued with the L1A1 Rifle. Like the Canadian C1 it had a protruding press catch. The L1A2 was he only pattern of the L1 series to be made in Australia. Unlike British and Canadian bayonets, it is void of any markings. This one is THE Australian bayonet and it's in pristine condition. The L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle, also known as the SLR, by the Canadian Army designation C1A1 (C1) or in the USA as the "inch pattern" FAL, is a British Commonwealth derivative of the Belgian FN FAL battle rifle, produced under licence. It has seen use in the armies of Australia, Canada, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, New Zealand, Rhodesia, and the United Kingdom from 1954 to 1990. For this fine bayonet $125.00

Item No. 114

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a very nice WW2 German Rifle Cleaning Kit For German Mauser 98K rifles and others. The tin is in great original condition and is marked on the top lid 12 244 G.Appel 1937. Known as the RG-34 Reinigungsgeräte 34 (Cleaning Apparatus 34) and was standard soldier issue to maintain the K98 service arms. The kit consists of two pull through brushes and an oiler. The pull through chain is missing as well as the cleaning cloths. There is a smidge of original grease remaining in the bottom compartment however. For this piece. $45.00

Item No. 115

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a WW2 Mauser that has been changed into a Mannlicher style sporting rifle. Many surplus rifles were turned into something else that the public could use. The bolt and receiver are serial numbered 3644 as well as other parts. I believe it is 8MM Mauser. The stock is a Monte Carlo type stock with checkering. There are many WW2 German Waffen marks on this piece. Works fine and looks great with a fine bore. For this historic sporting rifle . $1,100.00

Item No. 116

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a couple pair of 20th century Shoulder boards. The pair to the left are Lt. Jr. Grade Navy boards in very good condition being produced by S. Mars, Inc. of New York and so marked. These are $25.00

The next set of boards is after 1920 being Lt. Artillery boards made by GEMSCO. These are very nice ones as well . The price is $25.00

Item No. 117

CONSIGNMENT

Here were have a very nice WW1 green/brown wool U.S. Army tunic that has the WW1 U.S. First army patch on the left sleeve. First Army was activated in France in August 1918 under the command of Gen. John J. Pershing. By the end of WWI, First Army had engaged in two major operations: the reduction of the Saint Mihiel salient east of Verdun; and the great Meuse-Argonne offensive west of Verdun. After approval by Congress of his declaration of war against Germany in April 1917, President Woodrow Wilson appointed Gen. John J. Pershing to lead an American Expeditionary Force (AEF) to France to aid our allies, the battle-weary English and French. When America entered the war, France was on the verge of collapse. Since the standing Army was only 98,000 strong and the National Guard numbered only 27,000 troops, it became clear that conscription was needed to quickly raise a large Army. Pershing was to have his Army, but it needed to be trained. Meanwhile, Pershing was forming his First Army staff while overseeing the AEF. As more American troops arrived, Pershing insisted that they be trained to exacting standards before they could be sent to the front. French and English troops who fought in the trenches, helped train American Soldiers. Before long, more than 500,000 Americans were on French soil. Pershing ensured his troops were trained continuously by battle-seasoned Soldiers. Driving the Germans out, in September 1918, Pershing led 500,000 Soldiers in the reduction of the St. Mihiel salient. This was a first victory of the First United States Army in the first entirely U.S. operation. Pershing’s staff consisted of such future leaders of World War II as Maj. Douglas MacArthur; Col. George C. Marshall; sharpshooter and Medal of Honor recipient from Tennessee, Pvt. Alvin York; Maj. Eddie Rickenbaker; Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell, Lt. Gen. Hunter Liggett, and Capt. George S. Patton, commander of the newly formed U.S. Army Tank Corps. In one of the most spectacular troop movements of all time, Marshall, then First Army’s Operations Officer, planned and directed the transfer of 600,000 men with complete secrecy for the massive offensive in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, west of Verdun. Fighting in cold rainy weather for 47 days, Pershing’s Soldiers helped smash the Hindenburg line and speed the German surrender. After World War I ended and after a short period of occupation in Europe, First Army was deactivated in 1919. When it was reactivated at Fort Jay, NY, in 1933, First Army's new mission of training and readiness matched today’s mission.

Unfortunately we do not have an ID for this tunic but it is in great condition. The first army patch is on the left sleeve as well as a red rank stripe. The collar brass show a US on one of them and crossed cannons on the other. On the inside lining is stamped '63' over Crossed Cannons over 'SUP.' over 'US' over '42' over 'CF'. So this fellow belonged to the 1st US ARMY ARTILLERY. As previously stated this tunic is in great shape with just a minor moth nip here and there. For this nice piece $185.00

Item No. 118

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a dug US Model 1917 Colt. I know it's military because it has the laynard ring on the bottom of the grip frame. This is the .45 caliber model Colt and was made from 1898 to 1944. Unfortunately we do not know where this old piece was dug. This is one of those things that show up from time to time out of an estate and the one person who know is gone. That's just the way it is. This piece was dropped with the cylinder open inducing speculation as to why it was open. Stories abound and it's a great conversational piece! It is complete without the wooden grips. It seems to be mostly there but will never operate again. We believe that it's a vet bringback from the War in Germany. At any rate it's a first class dug weapon and looks great! $395.00

Item No. 119

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a pair of shorts for the German soldier who fought with the Afrika Korps. These shorts are described as Heer/Tropical DAK Shorts. They are khaki color and in pretty good condition. I think the fly buttons are zinc while the two back pockets have vegetable ivory buttons. They are marked but I can't quite make it out. Rare to find! $375.00

Item No. 120

ON HOLD!!! Here we have a Model 1917 Holster for the .38 caliber revolver in brown leather. There are several stampings on the leather flap indicating that it may have been issued more than once. The holster is brown leather and the stitching is very good. The leather is still supple as well. Check out the pics. $75.00

Item No. 121

CONSIGNMENT

This is a good pair of WW1 FieldGlasses with a compass built right into the top panel of the case. The makers marks on the compass is CROWN OPTICS COMPANY. The case itself is brown leather typical of WW1 leather. It still has an old strap on the case but the strap guides on one side of the case are fractured. Inside the top panel of the case is marked U.S.NAVAL GUN FACTORY OPTICAL 'ANNEX' SHOP ROCHESTER, N.Y. with an Anchor. These fieldglasses are in very nice condition with brown pebbled leather over the 'tubes'. On the back of the tubes on the left side is stamped MILITARY STEREO 6X30 and on the right tube is stamped marked U.S.NAVAL GUN FACTORY OPTICAL SHOP ANNEX ROCHESTER, N.Y. On the front right tube it is stamped SIGNAL CORPS US ARMY and on the other tube it is stamped SERIAL NUMBER 58561 ? The original neck strap is still attached to the glasses. The optics are great with no cracked or broken lenses. This set seems to be brass painted black. There are graduation markings on each eye cup for focusing. Nice set! $95.00

Item No. 122

CONSIGNMENT

What we have here is another set of fieldglasses. These are German WW1 Fieldglasses and they not in as good as shape as the U.S. pair listed above. This set is missing quite a bit of paint to the tubes and the neck strap is fractured on one side. The eyecup mechanisns and the center focas wheel have graduations on them. The eyecups themselves are bakelite and the right one has sizeable chips on it. The center adjusting wheel has on it FORNCLAS 08 - 105889 - EMIL BUSCH A-G RATHENOW. In 1908 a contract was let by the Imperial Weapon Office with Optische Anstalt C. P. Goerz Gesellschaft m.b.H for all infantry commanders (in the Prussian, Würtemburg, Saxon and Bavarian Army’s) to be equipped with a standard set of binoculars. These binoculars, which were known asFernglas 08 were to become the standard German infantry binoculars on all fronts in WW1 and were produced by a multitude of sub-contracted manufacturers. The Fernglas 08 is a Galilei type binoculars with a cast metal body and a field of view of 77.4 m/1000m. These fieldglasses look to have had a rough live but they are still here and the optics are great. For this pair $45.00

Item No. 123

Here is a couple of WW2 GI canvas leggings. Only an R marking are in them so they are both of the right ankle. They are a slightly different color. For the both of them. $25.00

Item No. 124

The lighter below is SOLD!!! Here is some WW2 trench art making a cigarette lighter out of a .50 caliber machine gun shell. The base ashtray is stamped metal being about 4 1/4 square. The entire affair stands about 7 inches tall. Nice piece and well done! $25.00

Item No. 125

Here is a model 1916 US Holster that is in the brown but it looks like the front aged or was darkened. The back of the holster has stamped on it U.S. WARREN LEATHER GOODS CO. 1944. The original leather thong for tying it to the leg is still attached. The leather is supple and everthing is there. I believe this is for the .45 caliber colt. As a side note when I found this holster it had a Nazi stamp down in it. I'm including the stamp with the holster. $95.00

Item No. 126

Here are an early pair of 40 & 8 Medals in a riker case.

The Forty and Eight is an organization of veterans of the United States armed forces. Its official name is "La Société des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux," which is French, and translates as "The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses."

The organization (also known as "La Société") can trace its roots back to 1920, when Joseph W. Breen and 15 other members of the American Legion, who were veterans of World War I, came together and founded it as an honor society for certain Legion members. The title "40&8" comes from the box cars that were used to transport troops to the front in France. Each car had the emblem 40/8 stenciled on the sides, which meant that it could carry 40 men or 8 horses. These cars were known as forty-and-eights. They were seen by the troops as a miserable way to travel, and the new organization was thus called the 40&8 in an attempt to make some light of the common misery they had all shared. In 1929 it was described as "the fun-making organization of the American Legion." In 1959 the 40&8 became independent of the American Legion, although still required membership in the American Legion. In 2008 the 40&8 dropped the membership requirement in the American Legion. Take a look at the medals and you can see the boxcars with a horse and a soldier in it with a French Soldier standing guard. These medals are the old ones from the 1920's and probably owned by a WW1 veteran. Sorry I don't have the veterans info. For the pair in the case $65.00

Item No. 127

We have here a pen desk set for Maj Rodney S./ Syczylo, 100th S&S BN (DS) who must have served there fro July 1975 to December 1975 as indicated on the plaque. I believe that he handled the Stores and Supply. This is a nice desk set with a mechanical clock. Check out the pics. $35.00

Item No. 128

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a wooden stock for an SKS Rifle. I'm pretty sure it's for the Chinese SKS of military fame. This stock was probably replace with a poly stock when someone sporterized the original rifle. If you need a good SKS stock then this is it. No handguard. $40.00

Item No. 129

Here we have an SKS ammo pouch that is complete. This is supported over your shoulders and fastens around the waist. In good condition. $25.00

Item No. 130

Here we have a WW2 British 'Tommy' Helmet. It is stamped on the inside rim CL/C 1942. This piece is complete except for the drawstring in the liner. The chin strap still has elasticity. Most of the original paint is present with no denting. There are chips to the paint finish from use. $65.00

Item No. 131

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have a piece of WW1 German Trench Art made from a German Artillery Shell and probably the center of a belt plate. The shell is dated on the bottom NOV 1915 and marked MAGDBURG. The piece measures 4 3/4 inches across the bottom and stands 3 3/4 inches tall including the lid. The shell is brass but the lid is copper. I believe this to be a humidore for tobacco. $85.00

Item No. 132

Here's the type of items that I really like. This is a grouping of 3 sweetheart items given to Merita from Basil. Basil Brinson's wife was Merita. Basil was borin in 1919 and died in 1988. He was in the U.S. Army from August 25, 1942 to January 13, 1946. This grouping is 3 sets of different kind of U.S.Army Aircorps Wings that are scaled down. Two are pins and the largest set is a bracelet. Nice! $125 for all.

Item No. 133

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a decent Model 1914 -1918 dated German Luger by Erfurt and so marked on top of the pistol. This luger shows little wear and is in very nice condition with a 4 inch barrel. It looks good and the action works fine. The bore is excellent. The serial number is 5841 and is so marked on the various different parts. All of the markings are sharp and clear. This is a 9MM weapon with magazine. The serial number on the mag is different than on the pistol. The mag has a wooden toggle type end. This piece comes with a decent original leather holster that is complete with an extra mag (number doesn't match on this mag either) . This magazine has an aluminum toggle end. . The holster also has the luger tool in the little pouch. The holster has some age cracking but it's still in pretty good condition. The pull up strap in the holster has been repaired and I wouldn't suggest using it. All in all a very nice outfit! $1,850.00

Item No. 134

Here we have a colorful WW1 poster that is copyrighted 1917 by James Lee of Chicago. The top of the poster has the name Saml Sharpe written on it in pencil and I suspect that the signature belongs to a WW1 Veteran. The poster is in a frame and measures about 13 X 17. There are a couple of tears in the paper and one small corner is missing on the lower right corner. Still very nice and quite displayable! I have seen these offered on line for over $400 but this one here is $295.00 Look at the pics!

Item No. 135

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a grouping for an officer that spans quite a career from the Mexican Border conflict trying to find Poncho Villa through WW1 and WW2. The subject we are talking about is Captain Edward C./ Filipaiak service number 0577543. This grouping consists of his cap, tunic with ribbon bars which incude the purple heart, overseas service ribbon, Bronze star, WW2 Occupation, American Defense, American Campaign, European African Middle East ribbon among others. You can see how many campaigns he was in by the battle stars on his ribbons. Also the large XXX we believe indicates that he spanned over 30 years in the military. On his sleeve is the 5th Army patch. The Fifth United States Army was one of the principal formations of the U.S. Army in the Mediterranean during World War II. It was activated on 5 January 1943 at Oujda, French Morocco and made responsible for the defence of Algeria and Morocco. It was also given the responsibility for planning the American part of the invasion of mainland Italy. It was commanded by Lieutenant General Mark W. Clark. It first saw action during Operation Avalanche, the assault landings at Salerno in September 1943. Due to the low numbers of American troops available in theatre it was made up of one American and one British corps. It had the X Corps (United Kingdom) and the VI Corps (United States) under its command. At Salerno, X Corps landed on the left flank, and VI Corps on the right flank. Progress was initially slow, due in part to lack of initiative by the American corps commander, Maj. Gen. Ernest J. Dawley, who was subsequently replaced. However, after heavy naval and air bombardment had saved the forces from any danger of being driven back into the sea, and also with the approach of the British Eighth Army (which had landed further south), the German forces retreated. Its role in Italy cost Fifth Army dearly. It suffered 109,642 casualties in 602 days of combat. 19,475 were killed in action. The Fifth Army headquarters returned to the United States in September, 1945. 2 October 1945 saw Fifth Army inactivated at Camp Myles Standish, Massachusetts. Also included in this grouping is his overseas trunk of which you can see he sent to his wife Mary. This individual needs to have more research done on him. There is a story here that I believe is important. I just haven't found it out yet. For this grouping. $495.00

Item No. 136

CONSIGNMENT

This here is a M-40 DAK 'Afrika Korps' Helmet being the 2 decal variety. The German National decal is on one side and the Eagle and swastika is on the other side. These decals may be replacements. The helmet has the original green color inside and showing through the DAK overpaint on the outside. We believe that this piece has been restored with a new liner. Liner is marked '56'. $450.00

Item No. 137

CONSIGNMENT

Here is another M-40 German Helmet that has been camoflaged. This is an original helmet but we believe that it has been restored with paint over the original paint in spots and a new liner plus chinstrap. Look good. $350.00

Item No. 138

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have an all original Luftwaffe M43 Field Cap. It has the makers mark on the purple lining as well as the date 1944 and the size which is 57. This piece is gray wool and has a little soiling on the top but not too bad at all. The Luftwaffe insignia is hand sewn on. This is the single button variety. All in all it's in excellent conditioin. For this one $450.00 Take a look at the pics!

Item No. 139

CONSIGNMENT

SOLD!!! Vintage Original WWII Airborne Infantry Para glider Overseas Cap with Patch. This piece is in very good condition and so is the patch. Khaki color with pale blue cord. The hat band is still in place but no name accompanies this piece. Nice!!! $35.00

Item No. 140

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have as a near as issued "Kelly's Marauders" style pre 40's original reissue pre 1941 helmet as worn during the 1930's and the opening days of U.S. involvement in WW2. Exterior has textured olive drab finish. Interior has brown leather m1917a1 liner with crown cushion and khaki web chinstrap. 12F is stamped on the helmet brim. This is a nice one! No dents. $125.00

Item No. 141

CONSIGNMENT

Here is a khaki green Wool Garrison Cap from WW1. May be American but could also be French. The lining looks a brilliant purple but under the sweatband it is green. Very little mothing. Still a nice cap. $35.00

Item No. 142

CONSIGNMENT

Here we have an original WW2 M1 Carbine stock. If you need to replace your broken stock this one would work just fine. This one had a small piece of the buttstock toe broken off and finish nailed back on. No attempt was made to hid the repair and I believe it could be done where it would be very hard to see. The handguard is included. The steel buttplate is still affixed to the stock . Looks like there is a D and 112 stamped into the buttstock. Still a decent stock. $65.00

Item No. 143

Here we have a pretty nice type 99 Arisaka Short version rifle in 7.7mm. This was is marked as having been made at Kokura Arsenal. This is marked with an x in a circle making it a Series 40. This rifle has the provision for a monopod no missing. This one has nice markings but is missing the mum as is normal as it was ground prior to turning it in by Japanese forces. This rifle is in very good condition and has a nice shiney bore. The cleaning rod is missing. This is a nice piece. $295.00

Item No. 144

Here we have a Last Ditch Japanese Arisaka Rifle in 7.7mm. It is a type 99 with a ground Mum but there are no characters designating the rifle type. The Japanese were scraping the bottom of the barrel to produce weapons when they did this one. Someone has covered the wood in polyurthane but easily removed if you want to. The stock is in good condition with no breaks and does have the wooden buttplate. The rifle seems to function ok and it does have rifling in the barrel although it is dark but you can see the lands and grooves. The metal finishes are rough to say the least. The front barrel band is crudely welded but does have a bayonet mount under it. There is no provision for a cleaning rod. The magazine housing cover is intact but the layered spring is not there. The screws are replacements in the trigger strap. The rear stock swivel is missing. This short rifle definitely shows the desperation of the Japanese Military! For this one $195.00

PARRIS-DUNN TRAINING RIFLES

Mark I Navy model

Here we have a couple of the Mark I Navy Model training rifles. Here is some history of the company.

Unfortunately, no Parris-Dunn production records still exist, so all of the information relating to them has been pieced together from other sources. An early employee by the name of Maurice O. Greimann wrote short article in 1984 concerning the Parris-Dunn Corp and his information has been invaluable. In 1943 Mr. Greimann came to work for the Parris-Dunn Corp. as an electrical engineer. When the work shifted to making Training Rifles he became involved in their production and designed the firing mechanism for the first toy guns they later produced. The Parris-Dunn Corporation was founded by William G. Dunn and Cecil L Parris when they formed a business partnership in 1937. Each of these men brought unique contributions to this partnership. Although Dunn had no formal technical training he, like many great inventors, could see the interrelationships that existed between different mechanical devices and could modify or combine them to solve problems. Parris had a background as sales manager for the Kari-Kleen company of Souix City, Iowa and was a talented merchandiser. Initially Parris was the President of the corporation and Dunn the Vice-president but during the war years their positions reversed. William G. Dunn (1883-1968) ran a hardware business in Clarinda, Iowa in the early 1900's. In 1917 he formed the Dunn Counterbalance Company operating out of the back of his hardware store. He eventually built a factory on South 15th Street in Clarinda and the name was changed to the Dunn Manufacturing Co. He was a very talented inventor and eventually held patents for 75 different mechanical devices, many of which were related to the early automobile and aircraft industry. In 1934 he developed a wind driven generator that was designed for farm use. His primary invention was a device to control the speed of the propeller on this device. In 1936 he formed a partnership with Cecil Parris in order to better promote his generator business. In 1937 they sold 37,000 of these units. When WWII broke out in 1941 their wind generator business was declared nonessential and they were only allowed to make repair parts for the units already in use. There was a severe shortage of military firearms at the start of the war and they were approached by US Army Ordnance to produce a non-firing training rifle. Shortly after, the US Navy also expressed interest in this project but they wanted some slight modifications in their model. In July of 1942 the Army let contract 271 ORD for 35,000 training rifles of their pattern at a cost of $166,000. In August the Navy let contract NROS 10993 for 190,000 training rifles having their changes at a cost of $903,000. In October of 1942 the Army contract was completed and in November they finished the first Navy contract. In January of 1943 the Navy let contract NORD 808 for 110,000 additional training rifles and in June that contract was completed. The total cost of the 300,000 rifles produced for the Navy was $1,384,000. The cost per rifle for the first contract was $4.75 and for the second contract $4.37. By the time of the second contract, Parris-Dunn could no longer get walnut wood for the stocks as all of it was going to arsenals that were making functional military rifles. They had to start using a cheaper grade of wood during the last contract which lowered the unit price. Prior to the start of the military contracts Parris-Dunn recognized that they did not have sufficient personnel to produce the required number of training rifles in a short period of time. They put together another organization called Parris-Dunn Associates to undertake this important project. I have a document that contains the following: “C.L. Parris, W.G. Dunn and H.E. Davidson, Copartners, doing business as Parris-Dunn Associates”. At this time I have not been able to identify H.E. Davidson. They immediately expanded into all of the available building space in the area and hired more employees. This number grew to 250 during the peak of their production. They sub-contracted much of the work to 14 different businesses. The wooden stocks and sights were manufactured at their Clarinda plant and all of the assembly and finishing was also done there. They had that capacity to produce over 3000 training rifles a day. They became so efficient that the company voluntarily returned $228,000 to the Government as excess on allowable profit. On July 23, 1943 Parris-Dunn Associates received the coveted Army-Navy “E” Production Award. After the completion of their military contracts they continue to produce 200,000 of a civilian model for drill corps, schools and ROTC programs. The civilian model was essentially the same as the military models but had different markings. In November of 1945 The Nave classified their training rifles as surplus and offered them for sale at $7.75. This price included a plastic bayonet and scabbard. Nothing is known concerning the disposition of the Army training rifles. The Parris-Dunn Training Rifle is not a very accurate replica of the 1903 Springfield Rifle. It has a similar profile but is thinner in cross section and 3 pounds lighter in weight. The receiver, bolt and trigger mechanism are simple and crude by comparison to the Springfield. It has the general feel and appearance of a toy. It was reported that these training rifles were not very popular with soldiers and sailors that were required to use them during basic training. It must be noted that there were no other alternatives available at the time.

The two examples we have are marked for the Navy. They are:

Item No. 145

1. This one is complete with sling although the sling is a little beat up but there. The rifle is complete and in good condition with no cracks or breaks. The rear sight is still there and usually these are broken. The bolt opens as it should and the rifle fires (clicks) as it should. These training rifles were usually beat to death while being used and after surplused out. Sling swivels are present as well as the stacking swivel. The bayonet lug is still present as well. The buttplate states DUMMY TRAINING RIFLE - MARK 1-U.S.N. PARRIS-DUNN CORP. - CLARINDA, IOWA. For this nice piece of U.S.Navy History $165.00

Item No. 146

2. This next one is pretty nice as well but has part of the rear sight broken off and does not have the sling. This one 'fires' as it should as well. The wood is pretty nice with a few gouges from use. There are a couple of cracks in the buttstock but they are stable. The sling swives and stack swivel are present with this one as well as the bayonet lug. This would look great over the fireplace and you don't have to worry about the kids hurting themselves with it. $125.00

Item No. 147

The training bayonet is SOLD!!! 3. All of the Navy contract training rifles were supplied with a plastic bayonet and scabbard. One of the changes specified prior to the start of the first Navy contract was to attach a bayonet lug on the forward band. This probably indicates that no bayonet lug was planned on the Army model. However, there a known specimens of the Army model that have a bayonet lug. This may have something to do with the Army and Navy production overlapping and that it was more economical to use one style of front band. Early in WWII there was a critical shortage of steel. As little steel as possible was used in the manufacture of the training rifles and plastic was substituted for the blade of the bayonet. The bayonet was designed to fit the training rifle and they would not fit on any of the standard U.S. military arms. Pro-phy-lac-tic Brush Co. and Beckwith Manufacturing Co. each had military contracts to supply the plastic bayonets. Victory Plastics had a contract to produce scabbards for the bayonet. All of the bayonets are marked U.S.N Mk. I. on one face near the hilt and on the other side either B.M. or P.B.C. The scabbards are also marked U.S.N. Mk.I. The contract price of the bayonet varied but it ranged from $1.50 and $1.70 and the price of the scabbard was $0.75.

Boy how times have changed! These bayonets are considered extremely rare today and they are generally rarely offered. You can find 20 of these training rifles before you will even see a hint of a bayonet. I suggest that they were broken easily and even though they were plastic they were still a deadly weapon as some found out.

Here now we have an example of the bayonet and this one is made by Beckwith Manufacturing Co.and so marked. The only thing wrong with this piece is that about 1/8th of the tip is lacking. The bayonet is marked on one ricasso U.S.N. MARK 1 and on the other side B.M.Co NORD-3066. They bayonet catch works fine. The scabbard is near perfect and is marked USN MK 1. I have only had a couple of them this nice. Usually something is broken off of them since they were plastic. For this fine hard to get example $325.00

Item No. 148

Here is a souvenir riding crop that was made for a US serviceman while stationed in Korea. This riding crop is 19 3/4 inches long being a 50 caliber bullet casing on one end and a .30-06 bullet finishing up the other end. These metal pieces have been plated. The .50 cal end is engraved H. Wegerif , 2 BG, 12 CAV being the 2nd Brigade 12th Cavalry.

Here is the history of the 12th Cavalry.

On 2 February 1901, Congress authorized the organization of the Twelfth Regiment of Cavalry, Army of the United States. Under this authority, the regiment was formed at Fort Sam Houston, Texas on 8 February 1901. From 1901 until 1911, the regiment served posts in Texas, Georgia, and the Philippines. During World War II the 12th Cavalry served as an infantry regiment within the 1st Cavalry Division. The regiment was deactivated prior to the 1st Cavalry Division's service in the Korean War, but its lineage was resurrected in with the creation in 1957 of the Combat Arms Regimental System, in which the battalions listed below were created. After Operation Iraqi Freedom II, the 12th Cavalry Regiment underwent a major transition as elements from 2/7CAV, 1/9CAV, and 3/8CAV were reflagged and combined with the regiment to create the battalions currently in service. The 2nd Battalion, Twelfth Cavalry Regiment, as well as 2/7CAV and 1/9CAV moved to the 4th Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division. 4th “Long Knife” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased its colors in an inactivation ceremony Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Fort Hood's Cooper Field. The 1st Battalion, Twelfth Cavalry Regiment, 2/7CAV, and 3/8CAV now operate at Fort Hood, Texas, and are now with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division

Since this riding crop has Korea on it in pearl then I have to assume that this serviceman served over there after 1957. We still have a base there. I don't believe that this piece is very new due to the condition. There is a dragon and other decorations on the hardwood shaft that had mother of pearl applied to them but most of that is lacking now. I bet this was really beautiful at one time! There is a hold in the wooden shaft at the end for a wrist laynard. Take a look at the pics! $195.00

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Here we have an excellent all original WW1 German medal bar grouping! This grouping consists of: 1. WW1 German 1914 Prussian Iron Cross 2nd Class. 2. WW1 German Hindenburg Honor Combatant Cross Medal. 3. Military Merit Cross (Mecklenburg-Schwerin). All the medals are complete with ribbons and still on the original mounting bar with blue felt backing. Very nice! $225.00

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Here is something really rare! This is a short roll and longer roll of WW2 German Cap Eagles with cockades and they are mint! The first section is a short roll of 5 cap patches that are still intact. They are Silver thread on green. They measure about 2 inches tall by 3 inches wide each. For the roll of 5 - $400.00. The longer roll is exactly like the shorter roll except that there are 24 cap patches in this group. A couple of them have minor holes in them and 1 of them has a slightly damaged wing on one of the Eagles. For this group - $1600.00

I will not cut and separate them. I do believe that they are Panzer. See the pic.

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Golden State Arms Corp. was a sizeable gun store located at 386 W. Green Street in Pasadena, California. They did a land-office business in the '50s and '60s importing and selling surplus military firearms; their 1958 catalog lists thousands of firearms, many of them one-of-a-kind items. Golden State Arm's "Santa Fe" division sporterized military rifles--Lee-Enfields, Mausers, and a number of others. This magazine was made for their restored or sporterized original Enfield rifles I have been told. I do not know if this will fit an original WW2 Enfield.

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Here we have two Colt 1911 A1 .45 Magazine 's still in the aluminum paper wrap. One is unopened with the paper issue tag in it. The other one is in the al paper wrap but the bag has been opened and the tag is missing. 1005-00-550-8694 MAGAZINE ASSY Marked P/N 5508694 1 each DAAA09-78-C-5008 A 9/80 (ISSUE DATE SEPT. 1980)

1. These magazines are Very Scarce in the Never Issued condition. Each are 7 Round Capacity. For these $15.00 Each.

2. We also have another in plastic and two more like it out of plastic and in the white. NO markings. Each $12.00

3. Here we have 3 original Colt .45 7 round magazines. There are 2 that are parkerized and 1 that is blue. For each $14.00

Check out the pics!

4. We have two more .45 -7 round magazines in the white. Look unused. They will fit the Colt Govt. .45 Semi-Automatic pistol. $14.00

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Here we have parts for the WW2 Thompson M1 and M1A1 Sub Machine Gun. There 1 firing pin spring, 2 recoil springs and plate, 1 firing pin type 2 for the 1927A and 5 other firing pins (type 1?) as well as a real nice walnut forearm and the rear sight are for one. The forearm looks unusued as does the rear sight. There is one broken firing pin that I did not include with the count. For all of these parts $195.00

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Here we have a vintage box of .45 ammo. This is '20 CARBINE BALL CARTRIDGES, RELOADING CALIBER .45, THE UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO.' The box has been open but all 20 unfire cartridges are there. This is in nice condition! $250.00

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Here we have a vintage box for ammo. It is Finnish 7.62x54r 15-round ammo box, empty except for 7 spent rounds.

It is marked (from top to bottom):

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A 0247- Vajalaatu- 15 kpl.- 7,62 kiv. patr.- Ilman siteittä.- Luoti: D- Hylsy: Rautainen- Alkuperil: Venäläinen -13.7 44 (which I believe means July 13, 1944)- Tarkastettu:. The box is in good condition except for one inner flap that is torn off but still there. For the box and spent shells $10.00

This is a box (50 rounds per box) of USGI (Federal Cartridge Corporation) Caliber .38 Special M41 BALL full metal jacket ammunition. The lot number has been scratched off this box for some reason, otherwise the box and ammo are in fine condition. This may be high pressure ammo so caution is advised. For the military .38 caliber revolvers. $25.00

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Here we have two bag lots. The one on the left is 60 rounds of 7.62X39 for the SKS rifle for $20 and the other bag on the right is for 78 rounds of .30 caliber ammo for the M1 Carbine for "SOLD"!

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Original Aluinum Nazi Railroad Eagle Plaque.

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Original WW1 Dated Swiss Army Blanket. Excellent!

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SOLD!!! This piece looks like a WWII British No.1 Mk5 1 Inch Caliber Flare Pistol but has a long barrel measuring 12 3/4 inchese long. This style uses stamped steel parts like the Mo. 1 Mk5 but has a much longer barrel and no flared muzzle. Not considered a firearm under US federal law . This to be a British WW2 Line throwing gun. There are decals on it but they are worn and broken. The barrel says to "HOLD AT ANGLE BETWEEN 65 TO 75 DEGREES" There is another decal at the hammer and I believe at least one of the words is 'LINE'. This is a pretty nice piece yet and functions flawlessly. If you do an internet search you will be lucky to even fine one example. For this piece $250.00

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WW2 Grouping!

This is a grouping mostly of photographs but patches as well belonging to Clarence Ray Frye who was a member of the 48th Tank Battalion 14th Armor Division. The 14th Armored Division was constituted and added to the roll of the US Army on 28 August 1942; it was activated on 15 November in a ceremony at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. It was organized initially as a heavy division with two armored regiments (the 47th and 48th) and one armored infantry regiment, the 62nd Infantry Regiment. It was reorganized from a heavy division to a light division on 20 September 1943. The reorganization saw the loss of two tank battalions from the Armored regiments, one battalion each. The 1st Battalion of the 47th Armor was redesignated as the 786th Tank Battalion and the 3rd Battalion of the 48th Armor was redesignated as the 716th Tank Battlion.

The division departed Camp Chaffee in November to participate in the 2nd Army maneuvers in Tennessee from 17 November 1943 until 10 January 1944. At the conclusion of the exercise, the division was assigned to Camp Campbell, Kentucky. The division remained at Camp Campbell until late September when it was alerted for movement to the ETO (European Theater of Operations) via Camp Shanks, New York where it went for final processing. Units departed Camp Campbell on 1 October and completed their arrival at Camp Shanks on the 6th of that month. After completing their processing, the division boarded four transport ships for deployment on 13 October 1944.

Active 1942–45 Country United States Branch US Army Type Armored division (light) Nickname "Liberators" (special designation) Engagements World War 2 S. France (part of division) Rhineland, Ardennes/Alsace Operation Nordwind Central Europe Decorations Presidential Unit Citation (2)

This unit participated in heavy fighting in Europe/Germany during WW2. "Liberators" is the official nickname of the US 14th Armored Division. The division became known by its nickname during the last days of World War II when it liberated some 200,000 Allied prisoners of war from German prison camps. Among those liberated were approximately 20,000 American soldiers, sailors and airmen, as well as an estimated 40,000 troops from Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

During the divisions' advance into southern Germany, on 2 and 3 May, the 14th liberated several sub-camps of the Dachau concentration camp. Upon entering the towns of Mühldorf and Ampfing, units of the division discovered three large forced labor camps containing thousands of Polish and Soviet civilians. Units also liberated two additional camps nearby holding Jewish prisoners.

The 14th Armored Division was inactivated on 16 September 1945 at Camp Patrick Henry, Virginia.

The photos below were taken in the Field of operations . One of these photos is id'd on the back as 'TAKEN AT BURCHESGUARDEN HITLERS HOME'. Most don't have anything written on them and many were removed from an Album as witnessed by the black paper stuck to the back of the. Clarence has his name on several so you can definitely tell which one he is. Some of the larger pics were taken at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. I would say that most of the photos are taken in France and Germany. One photo is labeled ERDING. Erding is a town in Barvaria, Germany. There are tanks, jeeps, a duck, trucks, bombed out buildings, many soldiers and even one pic of a GI standing with two bare chested native women. That pic was probably traded for since he was not in the South Pacific. There are pics of trains and at least one poor little skinny dog. There are several negatives of some of these pics. There are also several yardlongs including:

1. pic no. 14- 48th TANK BN. CAMP CAMPBELL KY JULY 44

2. pic no. 8- CO 'C' 48TH TANK BN. CAMP CAMPBELL KY JULY 44

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3. There is one from Co 'F' at Camp Chaffee. Several Id's on the back.

4. Here is another one from Co 'F' 48th Armd. Regt. 14th AD at Camp Chaffee from 1943.

A copy (fascilimie) of the Surrender Document.

A coloized copy of BG Albert C. Smith Commander of the 14th AD questioning a solder who is escourting prisoners in 1945.

There are several patches. Some of these belonged to Clarence but I think that he also traded for some with his buddies like he did for that Native girl photo.

Also included with this grouping is an original box for a BRONZE STAR MEDAL without the medal. Clarence's daughter said that her Dad had one but now missing. In the box is his Good Conduct Medal with bar and small button bar. Also in the box is his Bronze star ribbon and small button bar. Lastly is a Europe-Africa-Middle East WW2 medal bar with two battle stars on it. You'll have hours of fun trying to figure out where these pics were taken! For the entire grouping $475.00

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Here is a small British Flag that I found among some WW1 small personal flags. The British had a different flag for everthing and for every colony they ever controlled so I don't know who this flag represents. It's made of silk and in pretty good condition with a few minor moth nips and a splint under the British Jack. This piece should be framed. For this piece $35.00

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Here is a , I think, silk handkerchief that was a Souvenir De France WWI. It's about 12 inches square ahd as a WW1 British Biplane enbroderied on it as well as the american Eagle over shield. Also comes with a small piece of lace. For the pair $25.00

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Here we have what I think is a WW1 Service Flag. But it could be WW2 as well. I am just used to seeing the phrase 'OVER THERE' on WW1 items. The "Sons in Service" flag was used during World War I and World War II. Each family was entitled to hang a small Son In Service flag in their window, the blue star in the center of the red-bordered white rectangle signified a family member in active service. The star was replaced (or covered) with a gold star (in practice, yellow or dark yellow) if the family member died in action. (Hence the name of the organization "Gold Star Mothers" of women who had lost sons in the war.) There were other variations to the star for missing in action, injured, captured, etc, etc, but flags of that sort are rarely, if ever, seen.

Sons in Service flags made and used by families usually were no larger than about one foot long. They were always hung vertically, a stick being sewn into the top heading of the flag and a piece of string attached to both ends of the stick - the string suspended at its midpoint from a hook or some other feature of a front window of the home.

If a family had a husband and a son, or multiple family members in the service of their country, then additional blue stars were set into the white rectangle. Organizations and corporations extended this practice to fly flags incorporating stars for each of their members/employees who were off to war and, of course, would change/overlay the blue stars with gold ones when the news came back that one of theirs had died in action. These larger flags (I have one with some 50 stars in a circle, a quarter of them in gold, measuring about 8 feet long overall) were sometimes flown outside on a pole, but most often were suspended from the ceiling of the factory / meeting hall indoors.

This one is still in good condition with some of the original wool star material missing. This flag is made of silk I believe. Take a look at the pics! $35.00 for this one.

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This next service flag is much larger and made from thin silk. There are splits at the folds but still worth putting in a frame. Check out the pics.

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German WWII M38 Luftschutz Helmet with Decal Issued by the Germans in WW2 to Anti-Aircraft Crews, civilian defense officers, water patrols, Nazi Police, these Steel Helmets featured a wide steel skirt beneath the helmet skull, which gave the helmet the nickname "The Gladiator Helmet". Also used by WW2 Fire Fighters combating the Fire Storms, resulting from Allied bombing raids, these helmets have Salt Shaker ventilation holes on either side. Large Ear Cut-outs, similar to the Classic WW1 Cavalry Helmets intended for use with Ear Phones when worn on AA Gun Duty.

This helmet is in good condition with good black paint and decal. There is some minor damage to the paint and decal which is normal. They used these helmets. They did not gently use them as they got tossed around. The liner is there but missing the tie string. The chin strap is also there but held on to one side with staples. There is printing on the liner and on the rear of the helmet. Take a look at the pics!

For this piece. $350.00

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