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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. REDUCED TO $445.00


Here is a set of three medals and they are, from left to right:

1. Army Reserve Achievement Medal with bar

2. Army Achievement Medal with bar and lapel bar

3. National Defense Service Medal with bar

These 3 medals came out of Wisconsin but no history accompanies them. They are in great condition and were presented from 1939 to the Present. For the Lot $35.00

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Here we have an outstanding grouping for WW2 War Correspondent Cornelius Ryan! Cornelius Ryan (5 June 1920 – 23 November 1974) was an Irish journalist and author mainly known for his writings on popular military history, especially his World War II books: The Longest Day: 6 June 1944 D-Day (1959), The Last Battle (1966), and A Bridge Too Far (1974).

Ryan was born in Dublin and educated at Synge Street CBS, Portobello, Ireland. He was an altar boy at St Kevin's Church, Harrington Street and studied the violin at the Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. Ryan moved to London in 1940, and became a war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph in 1941. He initially covered the air war in Europe, flew along on fourteen bombing missions with the Eighth and Ninth United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), and then joined General George S. Patton's Third Army and covered its actions until the end of the European war. He transferred to the Pacific theater in 1945, and then to Jerusalem in 1946. Ryan emigrated to the United States in 1947 to work for TIME, where he reported on the postwar tests of atomic weapons carried out by the United States in the Pacific. He then reported for TIME on the Israeli war in 1948. This was followed by work for other magazines, including Collier's Weekly and Reader's Digest. He married Kathryn Morgan (1925–1993), a novelist, and became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1951. On a trip to Normandy in 1949 Ryan became interested in telling a more complete story of Operation Overlord than had been produced to date. He began compiling information and conducting over 1000 interviews as he gathered stories from both the Allies and the Germans, as well as the French civilians. In 1956 he began to write down his World War II notes for The Longest Day: 6 June 1944 D-Day, which tells the story of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, published three years later in 1959. It was an instant success, and Ryan helped in the writing of the screenplay for the 1962 film of the same name. Darryl F. Zanuck paid the author US$175,000 for the screen rights to the book. Ryan's 1957 book One Minute to Ditch! is about the successful ocean ditching of a Pan American Boeing 377 Stratocruiser. He had written an article about the ditching for Collier's in their 21 December 1956, issue and then expanded it into the book. His next work was The Last Battle (1966), about the Battle of Berlin. The book contains detailed accounts from all perspectives: civilian, American, British, Russian and German. It deals with the fraught military and political situation in the spring of 1945, when the forces of the western allies and the Soviet Union contended for the chance to liberate Berlin and to carve up the remains of Germany. This work was followed by A Bridge Too Far (1974), which tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the ill-fated assault by allied airborne forces on the Netherlands culminating in the Battle of Arnhem. This work was also made into a major 1977 film of the same name. Ryan was awarded the French Legion of Honour, and an honorary Doctor of Literature degree from Ohio University, where the Cornelius Ryan Collection is housed (Alden Library). He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1970, and struggled to finish A Bridge Too Far during his illness. He died in Manhattan, while on tour promoting the book, A Bridge Too Far, only two months after publication. Four years after his death, Ryan's struggle with prostate cancer was detailed in A Private Battle, written by his wife, from notes he had secretly left behind for that purpose. He is buried in the Ridgebury Cemetery in northern Ridgefield, Connecticut, USA. For many years Ryan's editor at Simon & Schuster was Peter Schwed who was assisted by Michael Korda. Ryan's literary agent was Paul Gitlin. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia)\

This fine grouping belongs to a very good friend of mine in 2012. He feels the need to downsize a bit. The grouping consists of a signed copy of THE LAST BATTLE by Cornelius Ryan, a 5" X 7" photo of Ryan and George S. Patton, 5 service ribbon bars, a sergean't cloth patch insignia, 6- War Correspondent patches, 7 different Airborne patches including the 9th Airborne, a infantry enamel badge, 3 US Collar insignias, 5 US Collar insignias, 2 -lighters -one engraved Wiesbach Kurhaus Normandy 1944-49 USAFE, DMGH 1st Constab. and US Naval Base Guantanamo Base, Cuba present by the Commander. MEDALS, France and Germany Star, Republic of France WW2 Combat Medal, George VI 1939-45 Star, French Liberation medal 1944, British Pacific Star, British 1939045 Star, French Resistance Medal, Buchenald 1958 Medal, Ravensbruck 1959 Freedom of the World Medal, and his miniature medal bar with six miniture medals previously described both British and French. Also included is a letter from Lt. General Sir Frederick Morgan, TL, January 30th, 1951 to Cornelius Ryan regarding the officail processing of Ryah's request authorizing Ryan to receive four British War Medals: 1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Pacific Star, and the British War Medal 1939-45. Morgan asked Ryan for an address to have the medals sent to Ryan as Ryan may be on the move as a correspondent in Europe. NOTE: Ryan's name is NOT stamped anywhere on the medals. A fabulous collection all belonging to famed correspondent and author Cornelius Ryan! For this fine Collection $2,500.00 REDUCED TO $2,250.00!! Check out the pics!!! You will not find another grouping like this one!!! One of a kind!!!



Here we have a grouping of 3 aviation items that I believe to be pre WW2 and WW2 use. Here we have a pair of flying googles that have the lenses intact but frosted except in one middle part. These googles have aluminum frames with sunshades to the side. They hinge in the middle and are backed by wool against the face. The original stretchy strap is still attached. The leather attachments for the straps are dry and somewhat fragile. I cannot find any makers marks on these. The 2nd item is a cloth flying cap that is complete and in good shape although having several stains. There is an old small piece of paper taped inside that says ‘My helmet when I was flying’ but unfortunately he did not include his name. The last piece is a soft leather flying helmet/cap that was made by AIR ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED which is listed below as being in Garden City, N.Y. and in Chicago, Illinois. Here is some history on them:

Air Associates was a private firm with its main plant in Bendix, New Jersey. It manufactured airplane equipment and parts. The company had five branch plants and two warehouses in Lodi and Belleville, New Jersey; Chicago and Rockford, Illinois; Marshall, Missouri; Dallas; and Los Angeles. During 1941 it employed 600 to 800 people in Bendix and 250 to 300 at its other sites. In mid-1941 it was working on $5 million in War Department contracts. The president of Air Associates was F. Leroy Hill, and its chief legal counsel was Walter Chalaire. Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States, ordered the seizure of all Air Associates’ plants on October 30, 1941 and was placed under federal control because of a strike. I did not find when this company came into existence but I did find an early report from 1928 which mentioned them. I also did not find when they were working in Garden City N.Y. but it’s plainly on the cloth tag. Also on the helmet below the tag is the initials writ of CG but I have no idea who that is. This helmet is in generally good condition with what looks like an old repair to it close to the tag. I would not try to stretch this helmet over a display mannequin head unless it is a loose fint. The helmets are small in nature. These pieces came from Central Indiana. Unique! $295 for the trio.

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Here we have a group 0f patches that must have4 belonged to the same person although we do not have an ID. They consists of ROTC patches with chevrons. The wool backing on the stripes have many moth holes in them but the stripes are ok. There are also Indiana National Guard patches I believe and other patches. $30 for them all

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Here is a pack of ephemera and a couple of WW2 money belts that came into the shop. Some of it is not interesting like a receipt from Standard Oil Company to Walter Battershell for Gear Lub dated 1941, and another for Standard Oil Company for a Leo Battershell for 100 gallon of tractor fuel also dated 1941, then there is the letter from the Church hitting Leo up for a donation and including two donation cards, 1 1940 and 1 is 1941 along with the envelope that they were mailed in. The most interesting things are a Squadron Clearance for T/Sgt Carl C. Battershell of the 444th Bombardment Squadron but no date. Another document is dated 28-8=45 for Carl C. Batershell to take home 1 dagger and Sheath (German Nazi). This document was signed by 1st Lt. AC Charles E. Smith of the 128 Reine Bn and is stamped with the army stamp. The last document is interesting and is marked Target #10 and looks like military notes to me. Also included are two ID’d money belts for Sgt Carl C Battershell in excellent condition! For the entire lot $175.00

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Here is a WW2 U.S. Army Mine field marking kit! This kit consists of the khaki carrying bag with shoulder strap, an unused roll of white cotton marking tape and 16 DANGER marking flags which are all metal on long 20 inch stakes. When a GI saw these out and taped off he stayed away from them. This outfit for it’s age is in excellent condition overall! For the unit $110.00

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Here we have a set of leather fleece lined WW2 AAF fight trousers. This pair of original displayable WWII aviation winter flight trousers are in clean condition with several tears especially on the back seat area. These are the AN-T-35 style, all leather in dark brown color and with fleece liner- pants have their original suspenders and straps. Leather flight pants have pockets on legs, zipper front and side panels and are marked US on bottom of both legs. Original quartermaster label inside indicates these are size 36R and were made by Poughkeepsie Leather Coat Co. Condition is fair with rips to the leather seat. Remains soft and supple with normal scattered surface wear consistent with age and use (these were worn and used in combat and remain in displayable condition). Zippers are all working with some oxidation but probably need soaped. The fleece is intact and tight, not falling out. WWII USAAF flight pants look and display very well and are guaranteed old and authentic from Central Indiana. Sorry but no history accompanies them. For this displayable set $195.00

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Here we have a very nice WW2 Over/Great coat in excellent condition! It’s heavy green wool and shows no moth damage that I can see. All the original brass buttons are present as well. This one is a 34R and looks to have been issued more than once by the cancellations through things that were written in the coat up by where the size was written. There is one set of initials that I can make out of M.W.H. This coat came out of Central Indiana. There is a Phila. Quartermaster Depot tag inside but there is nothing written on it. Beautiful condition! $65.00


Here we have a V-44 Survival Knife by Case and so marked on the blade. The first survival knife was developed in 1934 for flying personnel in Panama and Hawaii. The knife was carried in a jungle bail out kit attached to the parachute harness. Actually this knife was considered a machete but it’s definitely a knife. This particular knife was field altered to fit the hand of the owner. It’s now over 15 inches long with a walnut grip and finger grooves set up for a right handed person. The end of the grip is bulky probably as a ‘head knocker’! There are a couple of age cracks in the grip but not bad. The blade and cross guard are original and in aged used condition. Looks like the blade was sharpened at one time but not overly done. Plenty of meat left here! The V-44 was only issued until 1942 when it was replaced by a round tipped folding machete. The sheath is also custom made being made of tanned leather and being sewn across the top and riveted along the bottom edge. The top of the sheath is cut out for a belt and the secure strap is also held on by the same rivets. I believe the rivets to be brass as they are not magnetic. Take a look at the pics! Unusual! $165.00

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Here is a WW2 U.S. Army Uniform with the ADSEC shoulder patch on the right shoulder. ADSEC or ADSEC/COMZ represents "The Advance Section, Communications Zone", European Theater of Operations, United States Army (ETOUSA), which was formally activated at Bristol in February 1944. It is commonly referred to as simply "ADSEC". This was a U.S. Army logistical agency, the first on the Continent. Upon its creation ADSEC was attached to the U.S. First Army, and gradually took over the Communications Zone activities. The agency moved forward with the Armies and provided close support. ADSEC provided detail planning for the invasion of Normandy, D-Day. After the June 6, 1944 invasion ADSEC was detached from the U.S. First Army and took control of activities at the port of Cherbourg, with engineering activities that included the beaches and landing zones; taking over command of the areas left behind as the First Army moved forward. Besides bringing in supplies for the advancing armies, ADSEC also rehabilitated railway rolling stock and provided transportation of POL (Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants) using rail and motor operations (see Red Ball Express). ADSEC units had to anticipate the needs of the advancing armies and provide as close support as possible to the advancing armies as the situations demanded. These units also provided heavy maintenance work for the advancing armies.

This uniform grouping consists of the ‘Ike’ short jacket, trousers and the soldiers Overseas Cap. The Jacket has on it the ‘Ruptured Duck’ insignia which was sewn on after discharge, the ADSEC patch, Tech Sgt’s stripes, US and signal corps brass collar insignia, Good Conduct medal and ribbon, Unit Citation award, European African Middle Eastern Ribbon bar with 2 battle stars and the American Campaign Ribbon bar. Also on the left shoulder is The patch of the Advanced Section, Communication Zone (ETO). The meaning of the patch is the lightning bolt represents the Allies breaking the chains of Nazi oppression. The patch is similar to the ETOUSA patch with the addition of the blue 5 pointed star in the white six lobed field. This blue star in white field is the emblem of the Services of Supply organization. This jacket is a size 36 R. The jacket is in generally good/great overall condition but unfortunately no Id was written in it so we don’t know who it came from. It was found in Central Indiana. The overseas cap is in good condition with just 3 very minor moth holes in it. No insignia is on the cap. The trousers are in great condition and are size 32/33. The name Albert Hoz? Is in the lining of the trousers but marked out. Everything is just in great shape! $110.00

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Here we have a nice WW2 Japanese Prayer / Good Luck Flag in great condition. This piece has been professionally framed years ago and I have not taken it out of the frame. The frame is 42 ½ inches long by 30 ½ inches tall. The flag itself is 36 X 28 with the ‘Meatball’ in the center and many Japanese characters painted on it. The flag has the leather end tie tabs. It kind of looks like something was mounted at the top of the frame under glass to hold the flag in place but I don't know for sure. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Japanese WW2 Good luck flags:

The Good Luck Flag, known as hinomaru yosegaki in the Japanese language, was a traditional gift for Japanese servicemen deployed during the military campaigns of the Empire of Japan, though most notably during World War II. The flag given to a soldier was a national flag signed by friends and family, often with short messages wishing the soldier victory, safety, and good luck. The Japanese call their country's flag hinomaru, which translates literally to "sun's circle", referencing the red circle on a white field. When the hinomaru was signed, the Japanese characters were usually written vertically, and radiated outward from the edge of the red circle. This practice is referenced in the second term, yosegaki, meaning "sideways-writing". The phrase hinomaru-yosegaki can be interpreted as "To write sideways around the red sun", describing the appearance of the signed flag.

For this fine memento from WW2 $375.00 Ready to hang! I believe it is too large to ship and I will not separate it from the original frame. Contact me.

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Here we have a nice British Model 1907 Bayonet with leather scabbard for the Enfield Rifle. This one is really nice complete with the original steel mounted scabbard that is in excellent condition. The bayonet is in nice condition as well showing little if any sharpening marks and loads of inspectors/arsenal marks as well as 1907 WILKINSON on the ricasse. It has a nice wooden grip and the locking mechanism works well. For this item $135.00

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Here is another British Model 1907 Bayonet with leather scabbard for the Enfield Rifle. This one has a scabbard like the one above but with the steel mountings being painted black. These mounts have M/44 on them meaning, I believe that this model was made in 1944. The bayonet itself has a blackened guard and mounting ring plus the butt cap that has the same black paint on it that the scabbard has on it. This one has various arsenal marks and markers marks on it as well including the date of 1907 and ANDERSON. This blade has been sharpened and the tip is messed up as well as a gouge in the blade about 2 ½ inches back. I believe that this one saw a lot of use! $95.00

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This is a WW2 GI made tanto from a Japanese Sword. The piece is 12 ½ inches long overall with a 6 ½ inch very sharp blade! The tsuba and fittings from the original grip and cross guard were used in the manufacture. I do not know if the blade is from the sword but it’s made from very good steel so I suspect that it is. The leather grip looks like it was smoothed down and the end cap is held on with a little wooden peg. Take a look at the pics! It’s a shame to cut down an original Japanese sword but was character this knife has! For this piece $250.00

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Here is what I believe to be an early 20th century folding Bowie Marked No. 6 with folding cross guard as well. The blade is marked HUNTING KNIFE and on the ricasso is marked No.6 Sheffield Steel. There are 2, what looks like imperial german maltese crosses on the other side of the ricasso. The knife measures about 12 ½ inches long unfolded with a 7 ½ inch long blade. The knife has been sharpened but not enough to misshape it much. I believe the grips are dyed brown bone and there is a small crack at one of the rivits. Comes with a little sheath as well. For this one $125.00

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Here we have an antique folding Bowie knife. This folding bowie knife is in good condition and does not have a cross guard. The stag handle is very good with some chipping on it right where you push on the tang to fold the bowie back up. The bowie has a push button to release the blade and them to unlock the blade you would then push a thumb lever and reclose. This bowie was made before the turn of the century in approximately 1870-1880. This knife is 15 inches long unfolded with a 10 inch blade. There is no sheath and I cannot find a makers name on it. For this nice old knife $1,250.00

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Here we have what is marked on the blade as ‘ORIGINAL WAIDMEFFER FUR SHALENMILD’ on one side of the blade and ‘PUMA-WERK SOLIGEN MADE IN GERMANY’ ‘HANDARBEIT No 3591’. Otherwise known as Game Keeper Knife. This is a Stag Fixed Blade Sheath Knife with a Sterling Silver Shield that has the initials GK stimpled into it. There is No Date Code (Made prior to 1964) - Pretty Stag Handles - No Cracks or breaks and the Blades in Handle Snap Open and Shut with No Wobble – Used and sharpened. Take a look at the pics! $295.00

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Here’s an unusual knife. I believe it to be made in the 20th century even though it has aged bone slab grips. The knife is marked Superior ??? on the top of the blade and on the ricasso is marked No. 6 Sheffield Steel. The other side of the ricasso has what looks like 2 small maltese crosses on it. The knife measures about 9 inches long overall with a nearly 5 inch blade. It’s still in good condition but has been sharpened. An unusual arrangement! For this piece $95.00

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This is an Imperial German Shooting Cutlass and although I cannot find any makers marks on it I believe it was made by Alcoso as I’ve seen other example close to this that they made. Normally the Imperial Shooting Cutlasses are not very elaborate, usually found with a stag grip. In the case of this example, it is much the sale as most but is also equipped with what appears to be a bone grip. This cutlass measures about 21½ overall. The mounts are of gilded brass. The pommel top has no decoration per se but is decorated with a set of double lines that run about the outside. The ferrule is raised. Below the ferrule is a fine cross guard which simulate a pair of stag hooves; the left flaring upward and the right angled downward. The clamshell guard looks like a clamshell while there is no reverse guard. As mentioned above, the grip appears to have been constructed out of bone. It has a fine patina on the surfaces with an age crack here and there. This grip is decorated with three ovals that you can see on one side of the grip but not the reverse side. The scabbard is a good black leather. The leather shows a little age and has shrunk some but is still supple. It is decorated with a set of twin lines running along the edges, and is sewn up the rear. The scabbard mounts are of a matching gilded brass. The upper mount is plain, except for an acorn lug, while the lower is decorated with a set of twin lines on the obverse facing. The slab-sided blade is a nearly 16” long example. It is etched. Unfortunately there is some age graying spread evenly throughout the surfaces of the blade. On the obverse side I can see floral etchings and a flag and drum I believe and on the reverse side I can see a Crowned Eagle over crossed cannons which is over a flag as well as some floral etchings. As previously mentioned the reverse ricasso is NOT marked with the familiar scale logo of the Alcoso firm, although I believe this to be of their firm, and there is a red felt blade buffer in place. All in all this is a pretty nice piece! $875.00

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Here is an example of a Imperial German Hunting knife. This knife is 17 inches long in the scabbard. The unadorned dagger type blade is 12 inches long. The tip is a little dulled but the original leather blade washer is present. This blade is 1 1/16 inch wide at the hilt. The grip is stag and is very, very nice. The cross guard has a floral adornment and is silver plated I believe as is the grip ferule and the pommel cap. The leather scabbard is very nice for it’s age with silver plated mounts. The leather has several small gouges but for it’s age it’s great and complete with no seam opening. I cannot find a makers mark anywhere on this piece. For this great knife $695.00

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Here is an Imperial Hunting Sword without scabbard. This one is a beautiful example of a Solingen made Hunting Sword! I have taken pics of the makers marks but I cannot read them. On the other side of the blade is ‘Solingen’. The piece is 24 ½ inches long with a 18 inch long blade. The blade is heavily engraved with floral engravings, stag in the forest stand of arms. The engravings extend 10 inches on each side of the blade. This is a strong blade being 1 inch wide and double edged. I believe the pommel cap, cross guard and langet are silver and exquisitely done! The langet has a Stags head on it as well as two Eagles or Hawks holding a cord. The cross guard terminates in two Wolf’s heads. The ferrule is heavily embellished as well as the pommel cap. The handle is stag and in perfect condition. No scabbard with this one but what’s here is phenomenal! $1,495.00

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Here is an Imperial Hunting Association Honor Gift Sword

This Imperial Sword is a long weapon, measuring 21 1/2 inches long in the scabbard. The mounts throughout are of gilded brass, lightly patinated with what appears to be some small green junk on the lower drag. It is fitted with a traditional pommel cap with an “umbrella” flare at the upper portion and a silver medallion on it that has something on it but I can’t quite make it out. The sword also has a nicely form round pommel nut that acts as the nut that retains the blade tang. This piece just spins having been peened on. The cross guard begins and ends in deer hooves. These hooves have had nicely simulated split engraved on each. It appears that a lot of the original gilding remains on this guard. The ferrule has line decorations as does the pommel cap. Beneath the guard is a fine fluted clamshell with that silver medallion already previously mentioned. The grip is an outstanding piece of antler, dark brown in color with slightly lighter grains. It was obviously chosen for it fine proportions as it perfectly fits the pommel and ferrule with no evidence of cutting. I would say the pommel and ferrule were crafted to fit the grip. The grip is decorated with three smooth brass nuts on the obverse that do not go all the way through. The 1 inch wide blade is 16 inches long with a false edge on top extending from the tip back about 6 inches. The bottom the blade is still fairly sharp but little evidence of sharpening. The blade has animal scenes engraved on it of a hare and a stag. There are also floral engraving on it as well as a Z in a shield which is for Clemen and Jung. The scabbard has provisions for a small knife, now lacking, but otherwise in good condition. The hunting sword has always been in the scabbard so the scabbard is still quite sound with some finish lacking. For this fine piece $1,295.00

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Here we have an Abercrombie & Fitch Special purpose knife and oil cloth sheath. The only other marks that I find on this strange piece is MADE IN FRANCE on the blade. The special purpose knife has many purposes but I cannot find out anything about it. It came to me with the below bunch of military knifes and bayonets. If you know anything about it let me know. In the meantime I will continue to do research on it. NOTE: IT'S A WINERY KNIFE OR USED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO OPEN WINE BOTTLES! Thanks! Ted

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Here we have two fighting knives without scabbards. The first one is SOLD!!! Camillus NY Navy Fighting knife. I believe it’s known as the mark 1 as it has a Plastic Butt held with a threaded nut. It is marked CAMILLUS N.Y. on one side of the ricasso and USN on the other side. I believe this one to be WW2. The entire piece is 9 ½ inches long with a 5 inch blade. The blade looks to have been blued or blackened and exhibits some pitting. The markings are clear however. The leather washer handle is in very nice condition and it looks great. For this one $65.00

The second fighting knife is a Camillus Navy Pilot’s Survival Knife without scabbard with, I believe, a No 1 type knife first made in 1957 with a nearly 6 inch blade being about 10 ½ inches long overall. The bottom of the cross guard has been cut off and two holes have been drilled into the top part of the cross guard. Strange! Must have had a purpose for that! The piece is in generally overall good condition otherwise with clear markings. No sheath for this one. $45.00

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Here we have a pair of WW2 theatre made fighting knifes. Both of them have plastic grips. The top one is a 9 ½ inch long knife with a 5 ¼ inch long rusty blade. The blade is not thick but seems to be made of good quality spring steel. The plastic grip is made of rings of different colored plastic and ther is a threaded tang it’s entire length then peened over at the end. Soldiers made all kinds of things in their spare time on the battlefield and this is just one example of that. $40.00

The bottom knife is a little better made and it looks to have been made from a bayonet as you can see a fuller running along it’s length starting at the ricasso. The entire piece measures 10 ½ inches long with a 6 ¼ inch long blade. The slab grips are plastic and screw rivited into the tang. Near the blade is stamped PS 1944 on one side and ??44 on the other side. It’s a nice looking piece! For this one $45.00 Take a look at the pics!

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This is one of the better known, more widely used knifes during WW2, Korea and Viet Nam. This is the CAMILLUS U.S. Fighting Knife and since there is a U.S. on the blade over Camillus, N.Y. this is a post WW2 knife. The knife is in good condition with leather ringed grip and flat steel butt. The blade is 7 inches long with the entire piece being 12 inches long. The blade was originally parkerized but now there is some rust staining. The scabbard is in very good condition showing little to no use and may be a replacement. For this piece $85.00

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Here is a nice WW2 PAL RH36 Knife and Sheath. A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use to be used specifically for close combat. This is a US fighting knife. Manufactured by PAL. The handle is made of a series of compressed leather rings with red rings being at the front of the grip and again at the back of the grip. The pommel is of aluminum construction.. The blade is marked PAL RH 36. This 6 ¾ inch blade was originally parkerized but has been buffed off. The blade is of single edge. The tip has a clip point Bowie type design. The knife is 11 ¼ inch long overall and complete with the original leather sheath in good condition. $120.00

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Here we have a pretty nice CATTARAUGUS COMMANDO KNIFE!! The model 225q was designed for use by the US special forces. This one has a heavy 6” bright blade being 10 3/8 inches long overall with a leather washer handle. The heavy butt is made of steel washers. The blade is marked CATTARAUGUS/ 225Q. The knife has a couple of dents in the washers from use but is still pretty nice. The original scabbard accompanies the knife and it’s in pretty good aged condition with everything present and accounted for. A nice rig! $225.00

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Here is a later Ka-Bar U.S.M.C. production knife in leather sheath. This one is darn near perfect and probably from the 1960’s or so. The leather sheath is marked KA-BAR over the Marine Insignia and then below that USMC. This type scabbard was not used during WW2. The knife is just beautiful with a parkerized blade that has U.S.M.C. on one side of the ricasso and KA-BAR over OLEAN, NY on the other ricasso. It’s showing some age now but still great looking! For this fine piece $140.00

214 Consignment

Here we have the U.S.M.C Ka-Bar Fighting knife in scabbard. The knife itself is in good condition just needing a good cleaning as it has surface rust on the blade and cross guard. The USMC is easily seen on the ricasso and KA-BAR Olean, NY is on the other side. The scabbard is made of Brown leather. Nine rivets are placed along the edge with heavy duty White cotton stitching closing the perimeter. It has the leather washer handle and the knife blade is 7 inches long. A little steel wool will do the trick! $160.00


Here we have a WW2 Folding Machete Army Air Force Survival Knife that was asopted in Oct. 1942 for the B-4 Emergency Bail Out Kit usually attached to the parachute Harness. This is the CAMILLUS marked knife and is in fair condition and functions as it should. The blade is 10 inches and has definitely seen use. Take a look at the pics! For this piece $125.00

212 Consignment

Here we have a Russian Ak-47 bayonet and scabbard in fine condition except for the door dent in the scabbard which does not hamper sliding the bayonet in and out. 660 is the only mark I can find on this bayonet. This bayonet scabbard is metal with a distinctive lip around the tip and web belt loop. It has an added leather hilt strap. Many of these bayonets were supplied to Soviet satellite nations. The bayonet itself has a silvered blade with somewhat blunted tip that I believe is normal. The grip seems to be brown plastic/bakelite material. For this outfit $40.00


This is a Turkish Model 1935 Knife Bayonet, designed to fit the various Turkish contract German K98 Mauser carbines and rifles. They are very similar to the Turkish Model 1890 "Shortened" Bayonet but can be easily identified by the blade flutes (or fullers); on the Model 1890, the fullers run out of the tip, whereas on the Model 1935, the fullers are stopped before reaching the tip. All models have wood grips; steel pommel (with integral push-button latching mechanism), cross guard, and blade. The only markings I can find on this bayonet is 7965 stamped on the pommel. Mechanism works fine. The blade is fine as well. $45.00

210 Consignment

Here we have an unusued, unissued Spanish Cetme Bayonet for the CETME 69 rifle. It is 13 1/4" overall with a 8 3/4" black phosphate finish blade with Spanish eagle that was copied from the bolo shaped blade of the Model 1941 bayonet. Comes with it original metal mounted plastic scabbard and leg tie. The grips are also plastic. For this unit $30.00



Here we have what I think is an early Motorcycle riders belt. The belt is about 35 inches long not counting the double tongue buckle. The belt is still pliable and about 1 5/8 inches wide. There are displays of six studs with a central located larger stud with either a blue or red plastic or glass insert in it located in 4 different spots on the belt. On the belt loop there is also a larger stud with a red insert in it. Kind of unique and unusual! $45.00



Whoops! You Missed Out! The one with the metal Eagle on it has been sold!!! Here are two WW2 Naval Hat Bands with Insignia that could be transfered from Hat to Hat without attaching them. One has a metal insignia and one is embroderied. The embroderied one has some damage to the eagle. For the one with metal insignal $25.00 and for the damaged one $20.00



Here is a very unusual studded leather belt ! This piece is about 49 inches long with two ornate brass buckles? on each end. I cannot tell how they are suppose to fasten together as I think some straps are lacking. The belt was white I believe at one time but now darkened a bit. The leather is 1 3/4 inches wide and has tons of hand applied brass 'nails' through the leather with the reverse beat down. Probably foreign but who knows! $125.00



Here we have a WW1 Luger holster that is missing the top flap. Good for restoration or for parts. The reverse is marked N BURGHARD 1918 . The leather is still supple. For this piece $45.00



Here we have an original WW2 Navy M-422A leather flight jacket.

Navy M-422A

The Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics (BuAero) first issued the M-422 to aviators in 1938. Admiral “Bull” Halsey wore an M-422 when Hornet launched Jimmy Doolittle’s B-25s toward Tokyo in 1942. Lt. Butch O’Hare, the Navy’s first ace and a Medal of Honor winner, wore his M-422 flying F-4Fs with Fighting 3. The Flying Tigers ordered M-422s for their pilots flying P-40s in China. BuAero widened the M-422’s left pocket 1/2-inch in 1941, added a pencil slot, and designated the jacket M-422A. In 1942, the wide left pocket was eliminated and an inset welt pencil pocket was added. The Navy’s M-422A specification required light seal brown goatskin with a reddish brown mouton (lamb’s wool) collar. The lining was crimson twill. The zipper was a size 5 nickel zipper with bell pull. The knit cuffs were standard rib knit, but the waistband was a single layer of rib-rack.

Original M-422As had the letters “USN” stenciled under the collar in black, white, or silver paint, but the jacket did not have the letters punched into the storm flap like the G-1. They did have an inside, snap-shut chart pocket and a graceful throat latch to keep out the cold.

This actual jacket is in good condition with wear to the cuffs and the lining. There are some dust and spots on the outer part but not bad. You can see the shadow of US but no N on the back of the collar Check out the pics. This is a large jacket. The inside pocket is id'd to Lt. R.D. Hunt. I do not have any info on the Lt. The tag has been torn out of this jacket so I do not know who manufactured it. The zipper needs repair. Take a look at the pics! $275.00



Here we have a WW1 photo and uniform that belonged to Pvt. Robert Kirkpatrick who served in the 132 Ambulance 108 Sanitary Train, 33rd Illinois Prairie Division. The photo was taken in uniform on June 4th, 1963 when he was 66 years old. The photo says Martinsville, Indiana and this grouping did come from Indiana. Here's the bio of the 33rd Illinois Prairie Division:

History of the 33rd Infantry Division Activated: July 1917 (National Guard Division from Illinois). Overseas: May 1918. Major operations: Meuse-Argonne, Somme offensive. Casualties: Total-6,864 (KIA-691, WIA-6,173). Commanders: Maj. Gen. George Bell, Jr. (25 August 1917), Brig. Gen. H. D. Todd, Jr. (19 September 1917), Maj. Gen. George Ball, Jr. (7 December 1917). Returned to U. S. and inactivated: May 1919.

As you can see this unit saw lots of action and Pvt Kirkpatrick would have been extremely busy with 6,864 American casualities!

The uniform consists of the tunic, cap and trousers. As you can see they are in generally good condition with some mothing here and there but not too bad at all. The worst is hole in the trousers. The cap has no mothing on it and is marked inside Max Greenberg & Bro. and is dated 1918. This is a small uniform as was common for the day. The US and Medical disc insignia is still on the collar as evidenced in the photos. The insignia on the cap is missing. The trousers are the mounted kind of trousers and are missing the tie strings for the lower legs. Take a look at the pics! $295.00



Here we have a WW2 wool tunic for a Tech Corporal that has the Ruptured Duck patch on the front over the right breast pocket and has two different Armor patches on the shoulders. One is for the 12th Armored division and the other is for the 2nd Armored division. The 12th Armored Division was an armored division of the United States Army in World War II. It fought in the European Theater of Operations in France, Germany and Austria, between November 1944 and May 1945. The German Army called the 12th Armored Division the "Suicide Division" for its fierce defensive actions during Operation Nordwind in France, and they were nicknamed the "The Mystery Division" when they were temporarily transferred to the command of the Third Army under General George S. Patton, Jr., to cross the Rhine River. The 12th Armored Division was one of only ten U.S. Divisions (and only one of two U.S. armored Divisions) during World War II that had African-American combat companies integrated into the Division. One of the African American soldiers, Staff Sergeant Edward A. Carter, Jr. was awarded The Distinguished Service Cross for Gallantry in Combat during World War II, and was later awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously.

The 2nd Armored Division ("Hell on Wheels"). The division played an important role during World War II in the invasions of North Africa and Sicily and the liberation of France, Belgium, and the Netherlands and the invasion of Germany.

This soldier must have been assigned to each of them at some point during the war. This offering only has the tunic in it and it's generally in good condition with the exception of some wear on the collar. There are a few moth nips elsewhere but not all that bad. Size 36 R. For this tunis $85.00



Here we have a set that consists of a dress white tunic / jumper and trousers for a Navy Gunners Mate. There is an id in the jumper and the trousers of I.F. Bange. We believe this uniform belonged to Isaac Franklin Bange who was on the Andres DE-45 and was mustered in on March 15, 1943. It's beleived that he is from Morgan County. USS Andres (DE-45) was an Evarts-class destroyer escort constructed for the United States Navy during World War II. Sent off to the dangerous waters of the North Atlantic Ocean during the Battle of the Atlantic to protect convoys and other ships from Nazi Germany's Kriegsmarine U-boats and fighter aircraft, Andres performed escort and anti-submarine operations. Andres was originally built as HMS Capel (BDE-45) for the United Kingdom, allocated to the Royal Navy under Lend-Lease. Laid down on 12 February 1942 by the Philadelphia Navy Yard; launched on 24 July 1942; sponsored by Miss Mary Elizabeth Schumacher, the daughter of Captain Theodore L. Schumacher, USN, who was assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard; reclassified to DE-45 on 25 January 1943 when the ship was reallocated to the United States Navy; renamed Andres on 4 March 1943; and commissioned at her builders' yard on 15 March 1943, Lieutenant Commander Clayton R. Simmers in command.

The whites have turned a little yellow but are still in good displayable condition. His name I. F. BANGE is stenciled in both the tunic/jumper and the trousers. For the pair $95.00



We picked up some uniforms from WW1 on down so we'll list them as time allows. Here is the first one.

This is a U.S. Military SETAF marked uniform from the 1950's. SETAF stands for Southern European Task Force / U.S. Army Africa. SETAF was formally activated during a ceremony October 25, 1955. The headquarters, commanded by Maj. Gen. John Michaelis, was temporarily established at Camp Darby with units stationed in Vicenza and Verona. Shortly after activation, SETAF moved its headquarters to Verona. Troop strength reached 10,000 and SETAF was formally established with a U.S.-Italian agreement.

In 1959 a third agreement brought significant changes to SETAF, to include assigning Italian Army personnel to the SETAF general staff to assist with unique bi-national responsibilities.

In 1963, SETAF lent a helping hand to our Italian neighbors when a huge landslide forced a deluge of water over the Vajont Dam in the Piave Valley killing more than 2,000 people. SETAF helicopters were the first on the scene to provide assistance.

I believe this particular uniform to be an early one with the red banner SETAF patch on the right shoulder. The lot consists of three pieces: The overseas cap , the Ike jacket and the trousers. The cap is a size 7 and the jacket is marked size 38L and the date 20 May 1953. The trousers are the M-1952 with the last date of 18 Dec. 1952 on them. I don't see a size on them but I believe they are a size 30 to 32 waist. The wool material is in good condition with a minor moth hole here and there but not bad at all. The only patches on the Ike jacket besides the red banner SETAF patch is PFC subdued patches on either shoulder. The lining is green and in pretty good condition. For the three pieces $165.00



Here we have a nice 3 piece uniform grouping with the China/Burmese patch on the left shoulder of the tunic as well as sergant strips on both shoulders. This tunic is in pretty good condition with the 4 ribbons on the chest which include: 1. Good Conduct 2. WW2 Victory 3. American Campaign & lastly 4. Asiatic & Pacific Campaign Ribbon. There is one US collar disk on the collar while the other one is missing. The right breast has the Ruptured Duck indicating his discharge from the service. This tunic also has the Distinguished Unit wreath on the right lower sleeve. This jacket is a size 35 short and has the elastic at the back inside. The jacket was made by Albert Turner Inc. and the last date in it is Feb. 27, 1942. There were 3 patches found in the pocket with one being the subdued Sergeant's patch and two Army Service Forces patch. The Army Service Forces was one of the three autonomous components of the Army of the United States during World War II, the others being the Army Air Forces and Army Ground Forces. It was created on February 28, 1942 by Executive Order Number 9082 'Reorganizing the Army and the War Department' and War Department Circular No.59, dated March 2, 1942. Also found in the pocket was a partial ticket for The Rivoli Theatre in New Delhi, India. Take a look at the pics!

Also with this grouping is his duty long sleeve shirt also with subdued sgt's patches and the Distinguished Unit wreath. This shirt is in really nice condition with only one button having an edge broken off of it. The shirt has the attachments for the removable China/Burmese patch which we do not have.

Finally, the button fly trousers are in good condition with a quarter size spot on one of the legs. Unfortunately the soldier did not write his name in these. Small size as normal for the time. For this nice grouping of a U.S. China/Burmese uniform $275.00



Here is a small collection of Nazi / German items sent back by Dick Carroll (Indiana?) to Nancy (Carroll?). The grouping consists of a small wooden plaque measuring about 6 1/2 inches by 3 inches having been painted red with a Swastika in white circle near the top. There are two small incisions below the Swastika that indicate that something was mounted here at one time, perhaps a medal. All of these items were in a scrap book and some of them of these items have black paper stuck on the back. Besides the plaque there is a 1934 tinnie entitled ''DEUTSCH IST DIE SAAR', A 100,000 GERMAN BANK NOTE FROM 1923, A SMALL LADIES OR PINKY RING WITH A IRON CROSS ON IT and 3 COINS. The coins are 2 Francs coin from 1945, German 10 Pfennig coin from 1912 and a coin from Belguim I think that is dated 1945. There is also a small black slip of paper from the album that has on it DICK CARROLL SEND THESE FROM PARIS & GERMANY. and a small note to Nancy that says 'HELLO NANCY, I HAVEN'T MUCH TIME SO PLEASE EXCUSE THE SHORT NOTE. THE KNIFE IS FOR BROTHER AND THE REST IS YOURS. BIVE MY BEST TO MON & POP AND I'LL WRITE AGAIN SOON. T HERE'S NOT MUCH TO BUY OVER HERE SO HOPE YOU LIKE YOUR RING AND STUFF. LOVE & KISSES , DICK'. These pieces came out of Central Indiana (Lafayette) so something interesting could come up on if you care to look. For all the pieces $175.00



Here we have two different TIME magazines. The smaller one is a May 7, 1945 Edition costing TEN CENTS and is the MEDITERRANEAN PONY EDITION which was printed in Italy for distributiion to the Armed Forces in the Meditterranean Theatre. This edition is seldom seen and most of the time when you see it then you will see a large red X over Hitlers face. All 32 pages are present although the middle page has come loose from the staples. The magazine is in fair to good condion and as previously noted, complete. Id'd on the front cover to a Hud Hudelson. Hard to find! $125.00


The larger magazine is a TIME magazine dated April 13, 1936 and shows a younger Adolf HItler on the cover. This magazine is also complete and consist of 92 pages in fair to good condition with many color photographs. Lots of car ads in here as well as a Canadian Pacific ad showing an Airship and several Airplane ads. The front cover is torn at the spline at the bottom and a couple of small tears on the edge, otherwise good. The Foreign News section talks about Hitlers rise at that time. Interesting reading! $125.00


Here is a small collection of items that belonged to a WW2 veteran that was a friend of mine. The collection consists of 6 racy small comic books each measuring about 3 inches by 4 ½ inches and accompanied GI’s to the front lines. These particular books went to Europe and are kept in a German Folder for a H. Hoffman. (See the pics). The little books have many black and white pages of illustrations that I cannot show on line. The titles are: THE ART OF LOVE-POPEYE, LUKE McGLOOK “ THE SMART BOY”, SKIPPY IN HOT AND HAIRY, LITTLE ANNIE ROONEY, SADIE AND THE MILKMAN and THE BREAT BIG MAN FROM THE SOUTH STARRING BAREY GOOGLE! There are illustrations on each page and it makes me blush to look at most of them! Also inlcuded is a approx. 6 inch by 10 /2 inch long folded heavy piece of paper with a poem, article and ornery definitions on them. The last piece is a poem about Hitler and Germany and is quite racy as well! Definitely written by a WW2 GI.

My Friend served in the South Pacific but he was always trading for things brought in by Soldiers who were in the European theatre so that is probably the story here. He has since passed away so unfortunately I can’t ask him. For the lot $165.00



Here we have a nice 37MM disarmed shell with projectile. The 37 mm Gun M3 was the first dedicated anti-tank gun fielded by United States forces in numbers. Introduced in 1940, it became the standard anti-tank gun of the U.S. infantry with its size enabling it to be pulled by a jeep. However, the continuing improvement of German Tanks quickly rendered the 37 mm ineffective, and by 1943 it was being gradually replaced in the European and Mediterranean theaters by the more powerful British-developed 57mm Gun M1. In the Pacific, where the Japanese tank threat was less significant, the M3 remained in service until the end of the war. Like many other light anti-tank guns, the M3 was widely used in an infantry support role and as an anti-personnel weapon, firing high explosive and canister rounds. The M5 and M6 tank mounted variants were used in several models of armored vehicles most notably in the Stuart Light Tank M3/M5, the Lee Medium Tank M3, and Greyhound Light Armored Car M8. In addition, the M3 in its original version was mated to a number of other self-propelled carriages.

This particular shell is 13 inches long overall and the brass has been cleaned. The head stamp indicates a 1942 manufacture date. The projectile has been fastened securely to the base. This is a nice piece and an excellent display example! For this fine piece $125.00

195 WW1 & WW2

Here we have a lot of Broom tail Mauser ammo in clips and in box! 7.63 MAUSER Ammo 7.63 Mauser ammunition goes by a few names, 7.63 x 25mm, 7.63 Mauser, and the .30 Mauser automatic. The round is quite proficient and famous, even if you’ve never heard of it before. 7.623 Mauser ammo was the round used in the famed C96 Mauser also known as the “Broomhandle Mauser”. That’s the famed weapon Han Solo wielded in the movie Star Wars. The Mauser factory has produced some of the greatest and most influential weapons and ammunition in the world. 7.63 Mauser rounds were one of the first massively successful automatic cartridge rounds, paving the way for commercial development of automatic pistols the world over. In Europe the round was widely adopted by everyone from Australia, Finland, Austria Hungary, to Germany. The 7.63 Mauser round was not only popular is pistols, but in sub machines guns as well. The Mauser C96 was also converted into one of the first machine pistols. The cartridge found service in numerous wars all over the world, including World War 1 and the Finnish Civil War. Today, 7.63 Mauser ammunition is still being produced and fired in weapons built over a hundred years ago. While the cartridge isn’t in service with any modern military, the round is still popular with numerous collectors, re-enactors, and enthusiasts. 7.63 Mauser is still quite popular with modern ammunition being manufactured for it.

The Mauser C96 (Construktion 96) is a semi automatic pistol that was originally produced by German arms manufacturer Mauser from 1896 to 1937. Unlicensed copies of the gun were also manufactured in Spain and China in the first half of the 20th century. The distinctive characteristics of the C96 are the integral box magazine in front of the trigger, the long barrel, the wooden shoulder stock which gives it the stability of a short-barreled rifle and doubles as a holster or carrying case, and a unique grip shaped like the handle of a broom. The grip earned the gun the nickname "Broomhandle" in the English-speaking world because of its round wooden handle, and in China the C96 was nicknamed the "box cannon" (Chinese: ___; pinyin: hézipào) because of its rectangular internal magazine and the fact it could be holstered in its wooden box-like detachable stock. With its long barrel and high-velocity cartridge, the Mauser C96 had superior range and better penetration than most other pistols; the 7.63×25mm Mauser cartridge was the highest velocity commercially manufactured pistol cartridge until the advent of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Mauser manufactured approximately 1 million C96 pistols,]while the number produced in Spain and China was large but unknown due to the loss, non-existence or poor preservation of production records from those countries.

Here we have 95 vintage rounds of ammo and 9 separate stripper clips. $125 for the lot.


Item No. 194

Here we have a WW1 Grouping belonging to Vergil Fred Schleter of Franciso and Princeton, Indiana who served with the A.E.F. in France with Co. E. 335th Infantry. He sailed from NY Sept. 3rd, 1918 and arrived in England Sept 16th from which he sailed again from St Nazaise France April 29, 1919 and arrived in the USA May 7th, 1919. Vergil was appoint Corporal of Co.E. JUne 10th, 1918 and was 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall with blue eyes and brown hair. He also had a light complexion and was 26 years old. He was discharged at Camp Dix N. J. on May 15, 1919.

335th Regiment constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 335th Infantry and assigned to the 84th Division. For World War I, personnel were first enlisted from the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Kentucky and were formed into an infantry division in 1917, whereupon they chose the formation's distinctive patch and nickname. The division was formally activated in August 1917. It was deployed to France in October 1918 to serve as a training formation for replacements which would be sent to the Western Front. At the war's end, the formation was recalled home and, without having seen combat actions, inactivated in January 1919. Its commanders included Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (25 August 1917), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (6 October 1917), Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (26 November 1917), Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (15 December 1917), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (1 March 1918), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (5 June 1918), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (21 July 1918), Brig. Gen. Wilber E. Wilder (18 October 1918), Maj. Gen. Harry C. Hale (31 October 1918).

This grouping included the brown small portfolio that he kept his papers in which consist of his Discharge, Souvenir postcards from Camp Taylor, KY to Miss Doris Stevens of Francisco, Indiana as well as the 'PARLEY VOO BOOKLET' so he could converse in French, a bible given to him by his sister, a civilian photograph,4 actual photograph postcards of soldiers which includes him and a book that he carried that had instructions written in it by his own hand concerning the Browning Automatic Rifle or BAR that he must have carried. In the book is an unusued period envelope and also a unused piece of paper with a Camp Sherman of Chillicothe, Ohio letterhead on it. There are two stamps folded with the paper. I don't know if Vergil was in any action but he was 'Over There'!!! For the grouping $175.00


Item No. 193

Here's something I don't see often. This is a captured empty Japanese shell in a paper tube with Japanese characters on it that was found on Attu Island in the Aleutian chain on Feb. 8th , 1944 by Marine Jack A. Taylor of Indiana. I have the accompanying note that he signed with that info on it. It's a pretty neat item. The shell itself measures about 5 1/2 inches tall by 1 3/8ths inch across the base. The paper tube is about 8 1/2 inches tall. Unusual!!! $165.00


Item No. 192

We just got in some excellent conditioned 1941 US Army G.I. Boots! Check 'em out!


Item No. 191

Here we have the basic U.S.Army Recruiter Badge with 2 stars. U.S. Army recruiter badges are presented to active and reserve Army personnel who are assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Command (USAREC). The Basic Recruiter Identification Badge is a silver crest that incorporates an eagle with raised wings straddling a flaming torch surrounded by a green banner with the words "U.S. Army Recruiter." All Army personnel that graduate from the Army Recruiter Course (ARC) or are assigned to USAREC are authorized to wear the Basic Recruiter Identification Badge. However, only those ARC graduates who have satisfied specific recruiting goals are authorized to wear the Basic Recruiter Identification Badge as a permanent award.

Official Army issue. Approximately 1 3/4' diameter. Made in silver oxide with green enamal background. Reads 'U.S. Army Recruiter'. Badge is given to qualified enlisted personnel and commanders who honorably completed their tour of duty in recruiting on or after 1 July 1980. This award was made retroactive to January 1975 for those still on active duty. The Army Recruiter Badge is presented to any personnel who are assigned as active recruiters in the United States Army. The basic badge is a silver crest and may be upgraded with three gold achievement stars, centered beneath the badge. This one has 2 gold stars attached. Achievement beyond the award of the 3rd gold star is signified in the awarding of a gold recruiter badge. Further achievement awards for the 'Gold Badge Recruiter' are annotated by sapphire stars placed at the bottom of the crest. The Army Recruiter Badge is initially presented as a temporary decoration and is worn on the left pocket, beneath standard award ribbons.

This particular badge is in good condition with 3 clutch back attachments on the back. This is the real deal not a knockoff or copy . For this piece $25.00


Item No. 190

Here we have a M1917 US Trench Knife made for WW1. Many soldiers would carry small personal weapons to be used if they were subjected to hand to hand combat. Such items would be trench knives, brass knuckles, and trench clubs. The close confine of the trenches or machine gun positions often made use of the rifle unwieldy and thus smaller weapons were ideal in the case of hand to hand combat. These weapons were also favored by trench raiding parties and assault troops. The first US issue trench knife was the M1917 which had a wood handle, triangular blade, and leather scabbard. The spikes along the hand guard served as brass (iron)knuckles and could be used to render an enemy soldier useless.

This knife is one of those knives. It is 14 inches long overall with a 8 3/4 inch long triangular blade. This knife blade was just made for stabbing as it wouldn't cut anything. This knife is in real nice aged condition with the following manufacturing markings on the knuckle bow of AC Co US 1917. The wooden grip is real nice as is the iron/steel handguard with wicked vicous spikes. This is a nice knife that comes with the original iron mounted scabbard that is lacking the drag. For this fine piece $595.00


Here we have a lot of WW2 knives that we recently took in to the shop for sale. All the references to these military type knifes come from U.S.MILITARY KNIVES BAYONETS & MACHETES BOOK III by M.H.Cole.

Item No.


1. This first knife is referenced in the book as No. 4 Type 2 Shark Knife. This knife has the 6 inch blued blade and is marked WESTERN-BOLDER COLO. PAT. NO. 1967479 and is in excellent condition minus the sheath. The sheath would have been leather. This piece has a round steel butt and stacked leather handle with red spacers. Never sharpened. Beautiful original condition! $110.00

Item No. 188


2. This knife is the USN marked Camillus N.Y. marked knife. This is a no. 3 Camillus knife in good condition. It doesn't look like the 5 inch blade was sharpened but it does having some color missing from use. The leather handle is in excellent condition and it has the original black plastic butt. No scabbard. $75.00


Item No. 187


This is a beautiful Cattaraugus WW2 Knife model 225Q. Manufactured by Cattaraugus. The model 225q was designed for use by the US special forces. With a very stout blade measuring approximatlly 6 inches. Leather handle with a checkered pommel. The knife came with a leather scabbard now lacking. Take a look at the pics. This knife is just beautiful! $110.00

Item No. 186


4. This is a nice PAL RH-36 WW2 Fighting Knife. A fighting knife, also commonly called a combat knife, is a knife designed for military use, specifically for close combat. 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 The knife featured here does not have a scabbard. However, it would have been made of two fiberglass sections sandwhiched together. A metal fitting is placed in the throat section. The tip has a circular opening where a leather string can go through and act as a leg tie. The base of the blade has the markings "RH,PAL, made in USA, 36" on one side which is worn from use. A series of "RH" knives were produced during the war. All of them were similar in construction but had slight differences, primarily reflected on the blade. This one is different as the aluminum pommel cap is held on with a brass rod instead of aluminum. $75.00

Item No. 185

5. This is a nice PAL RH-35 WW2 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. . 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. The blade has been buffed on this one but the markings are still sharp and clear. Also stamped U.S.N. MARK I. No sheath remains. The knife looks very nice! $85.00

Item No. 184


6. Here is an exceptional U.S.Navy Knife that is a PAL RH-37 knife. Overall length is 12 inches with a 6 3/4 inch long blade. Blade has clipped point and is marked “U.S. Navy” on one side and “RH PAL 37” on the other side. True edge is good with no nicks. Blade is semi-bright. Iron counterguard is tight. There is a strip of red leather above the counterguard and another strip just below the pommel cap. No leather scabbard remains. Take a look at the pics. Nice! $110.00

Item No. 183

Here is a WW2 field made knife and leather sheath. This is a WW2 fightning knife that had the handle replaced on it with red and black plastic washers. The GI that made it brazed the grip end to the blade so I cannot tell which company made the blade. This knife is over 11 inches long with a 7 inch blade. The front guard is brass as well as the pommel. The plastic grip had finger grooves cut into them for comfort and fit. The blade has been sharpened and it has some surface rust on it that I have not cleaned off. The scabbard is a commercial scabbard and obviously made for this knife. $95 for this old 'War Horse'!

Item No. 182



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

REDUCED!!! $275.00

Item No. 181


Here's a factory worker pin for a US factory during WW2. There is an enameled red, white & blue piece that says KEEP 'EM FLYING on it with a little gold chain attahing it to a nice little WW2 airplane. For the 'ROSIE THE RIVITER' ! $25.00

Here is a pin for the US AIR FORCE. I think it's a fairly modern one probably from the 60's or 70's. It's in real nice condition. The American Legion symbol is on the reverse. Clutch pin attachment. $5.00


Item No. 180

Here is a couple of unusual items! Here we have a patented 1925 Police tear gas billy club that is stamped “Federal Laboratories, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA, USA I have been told that these clubs were favorites of the Military Police during WW2 and were also used in Prisons. They are each over 9 inches long and unscrew for loading the tear gas cartridge. The ‘business’ end is 5 ¼ inches long and has leather washers on it and you can see at the very end where the tear gas discharge hole is located. The handle end is nickel plated brass with a sliding cover over the pushbutton trigger for discharging the gas. The one lacking most of the plating has the three patent dates on it and is serial numbered 2526. The other one in better condition is serial numbered 3322. The sliding push button cover is left over the push button until one wants to fire the tear gas cartridge. It is then slid back to expose the push button trigger for discharge. The knurled knob at the bottom of the clubs is for pulling to cock the piece for firing. Each one has a firing pin. There is a leather laynard at the very end for putting around the wrist. The one with most of the plating works fine while the other one will not hold on cock. A very unique Police collectible! $300 for the one that works and $250 for the one that needs some tinkering.


Item No. 179

Here we have a very unusual item. This is a Floor Lamp made out of a SPANDAU GEW 98 1916 WW1 German Rifle with a spent shell casing and a WW1 German Helmet as a lamp shade. This was done a long time ago and is engraved on the shell 'From Maj Lee O. Wright Firearms Collection'. Major Lee Otis Wright was a Major in the U.S. Army from Indiana. More on Major Wright below. This display is put on a octagonal base and has ammunition for this rifle mounted on the base. The entire piece is painted OD green. The cord was ran through the rifle without drilling any holes but in the meantime the bolt was removed and is now lacking. The pics can tell you much more than I can. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say. The original cloth woven cord is present but has been spliced to a modern extension cord and is not safe to plug in. The entire thing needs to be rewired. The helmet seems to be in good condition with a coupole of extra holes on the brim to mount to the shell casing. There is no liner as you can see. Major Wright was 'Over there' and probably brought these items home with him. This is so unique and I've never seen another quite like it. This would be the 'ultimate' piece for your WW1 relic room!!! $1250.00 I would have to at least remove the helmet to ship it so actual shipping charges would apply via USPS.

Here is Major Wright's Bio:

Lee Otis Wright was appointed from Indiana, Cadet, United States Military Academy in June 1908.

Wright graduated from West Point in 1912 and was assigned to the Ordnance Corps. From 1917 to 1919 he was assigned to the Office of Chief of Ordnance. He served as an observer with the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and with the American Forces in Germany following the war. In 1919 he was a member of the Fiske Infantry Equipment Board. He was then detailed for on year to the Air Service. He was killed in an aircraft accident at Brooks Field, Texas, on 10 February 1925, at the age of 36 and was posthumously promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

The Wright Memorial Trophy is a bronze statuette symbolic of man's aspiration to fly. It was presented by Major K.K.V. Casey to the NRA as a memorial to Major Lee O. Wright, U.S. Ordnance Corps, killed in line of duty at Brooks Field, Texas, February 10, 1925

Here's more on the Major:

Lee O. Wright By Kurt Camp August 05, 2005 at 01:13:45 From the February 15, 1925 issue of American Rifleman magazine, an obituary for Major Lee O. Wright as follows:Maj. Lee O. Wright, closely identified for many years with the development of military small arms and ammunition with the ordnance staffs of the National Matches and recorder of two ammunition boards was killed in an airplane crash at Brooks Field, Texas, February 10. Major Wright was well known to the shooting fraternity and was active in the small arms section of the Ordnance Department until last September when at his own request he was detailed to take the flying course in order that he might become more familiar with aircraft armament problems. Major Wright was born in Koleen, Indiana, Aug. 6, 1888. He entered the United States Military Academy March 2, 1908, graduating June 12, 1912, standing number 7 in a class of 96, and was appointed a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. He was appointed first lieutenant Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916 and captain, Coast Artillery Corps, May 15, 1917. He was detailed in the Ordnance Department as first lieutenant July 14, 1915, redetailed as captain June 23, 1917, promoted to the grade of Major, Ordnance Department, N.A., January 12, 1918, and to the grade of lieutenant colonel, Ordnance Department, U.S.A. May 31, 1919. On July 1, 1920, he was transferred to the Ordnance Department with the rank of Major.Major Wright was assigned to duty at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, in July, 1915, and remained on duty there until June, 1916, when he was assigned to duty at Watertown Arsenal, Mass.In May, 1917, he was transferred to the Office of the Chief of Ordnance where he was assigned to duty in the Engineering Division in connection with small arms and machine guns. He was assigned to special duty with the American Expeditionary Forces in August, 1918, for the purpose of investigating methods of manufacture of small arms ammunition and to obtain information to assist the American manufacturers of ammunition in meeting the increased demands made upon them. Upon his return from France he was assigned as Chief of the Aircraft Armament and Small Arms Division of the Technical Staff where he remained unti July, 1921, when he was detailed to take the course at the Ordnance School conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was graduated from the Ordnance School in June, 1922, and was assigned to duty in the Office of the Chief of Ordnances as Chief of the Infantry and Aircraft Armanment Division, Manufacturing Services. He remained on this duty until September, 1924, when he was detailed to the Air Service for the purpose of attending the Air Service Flying School. He was a student officer at the Primary Flying School, Brooks Field, Texas, at the time of his death. Major Wright's duties during and since the war were principally in connection with the small arms, small arms ammunition and aircraft armament for which he was exceptionally well qualified and in which he rendered most valuable service. His detail to the Air Service was at his own request in order that he might obtain experience which would later be of value to him, and to the Ordnance Department, in the design and manufacture of aircraft armament material.

As you can see the Major was an important Military Figure that was well thought of by his comrades. Take a look at the pics below of the relic lamp.

Item No. 178

Here’s a small group of items that supposedly belongs to the same officer from WW2. These items were from the 23rd Engineers Co. E that served in the European theatre. The items are priced separately. First is the Model 1903 Army Officers sword that was made by Horstmann of Philadelphia. (THE SWORD HAS BEEN SOLD!) The sword itself is in very nice condition complete with the original brown leather sword knot that is in fair to good condition. The hilt has a slight misshapen to it on the outside basket branch. The celluloid grip is fine condition and the blade is just wonderful with the nice etching and plating. The scabbard is complete but does have some nickel flaking here and there. Good thing for the blade that it was kept in the scabbard. For this piece $225.00

Next is the French Model 1874 Bayonet without scabbard. Still in good condition! $45.00

Next is the Collins and Company short knife/ machete in the No. 13 ornate leather scabbard. $125.00 (SOLD)!!!

Lastly is the Belgian FN model 1924 bayonet with other scabbard. All there and it functions. $45.00


Item No. 177

Here we have a collection of Chinese Military Medals. There are 9 altogether. Most have red ribbons attached to them. It appears that these date to before WW2 , during and after. They are all in good condition. One of them has a small eyelet loop at the top for some attachment now lacking. For the lot of 9 - $150.00


Item No. 176

Here we have a lot of British Military Buttons. They are made by Gaunt of London who made buttons for the British Military from this location from 1884 to 1991. I suspect these are later 20th century buttons but must admit I don’t know which unit. If you know let me know and I’ll post it. There are 8 buttons in the lot and for the lot $65.00


Item No. 175

Here is a lot of different U.S. military items. Take a look at the pics and if you see anything that you would like to have I’ll quote you a price. Thanks!


Item No. 174

Here we have a set of shoulder boards in the box. These are mint Navy Lt. Shoulder boards from the Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc. store in New York. I believe that they are vintage. Hilborn-Hamburger Inc. was established in New Jersey in 1927. There is no zip code on the box so I believe these to be WW2 or later. For this set $45. Never used!!!


Item No. 173

Here we have a collection of smalls consisting of US Air Force Buttons and various insignia. If you see anything you like here just let me know and I'll quote you a price.



Item No. 172

Here we have a German WW2 Tinnie for MAY DAY 1936. It's in good condition complete with pin. The back is marked MAX PLUMACHER A.G. SOLINGEN-WEYER. 1 3/8 inches tall. Aluminum $30.00


Item No. 171

Winterhilfswerk (WHW) Grenzlandwappen, metal shield containing a silk woven representation of the Civic Coat of Arms of the Border Towns of the German Reich, . Again there are oddities in this series, the main names are; Baden, Bayern, Danzig, Grenzmark, Ostpreussen, Pommern, Rheinland, Sachsen, Saargebiet, Schlesien, and Schleswig-Holst (12), but there are also the following; Rheinprovinz, Saargeb., and Schleswig-H., which makes the set of 15. Here we have two of them, SCHLESW-HOLST, and OSTPREUSSEN. The Winterhilfswerk (WHW, Eng. "Winter Relief" —literally "winter help work") was an annual drive by the Nationalsozialistische Volkswohlfahrt (the National Socialist People’s Welfare Organization) to help finance charitable work. Its slogan was "None shall starve nor freeze". The drive was originally set up under the government of Heinrich Brüning in 1931, though Hitler would later claim sole credit. It ran from 1933-1945 during the months of October through March, and was designed to provide food, clothing, coal, and other items to less fortunate Germans during the inclement months.

WHW tinnie was part of a series of tinnie's given out by the WHW. This is made up of a three piece construction which consist of a 1 piece medal frame with green paint frame to the front. Center piece is an embroidered crest of Schlesw.-Holst. Badge measures 2 1/4 X 1 5/8 inches. The other WHW tinnie is also made up of a three piece construction like the other one with the Center piece being an embroidered cross with Ostpreussen on it. They are both in nice condition complete with pins. Each $25.00


Item No. 170

Here we have the bottom drop for the German WW2 War Merit Cross 2nd Class medal. It's missing the ribbon and ring. Nice shape otherwise. $20.00


Item No. 169

Here we have a WW2 1935 German Tag Der Arbeit (Labor Day) Tinnie complete with pin and makers marks on the reverse. Aluminum and nice!........$25.00


Item No. 168

Here we have a 40 year member badge for the DAV. The German Alpine Club or Deutcher Alpenverein, DAV is the world's larges climbing association and the larges sports union in Germany. THe Club is amember of the German Olympic Sports Confederation and the responsible body for sport and competition climbing, hiking, mountaineering, hill walking, ice climbing, mountain expeditions as well as Ski mountaineering.

Upon the 1938 Austrian Anschluss to Nazi Germany, the DÖAV was renamed Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) under the leadership of Arthur Seyss-Inquart and incorporated as mountaineering division of the Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (National Socialist League of the Reich for Physical Exercise) organization. After World War II, the DAV was dissolved by the Allied authorities. Its assets were held by the Austrian Alpine Club as trustee.

This particular pin is id engraved on the back D. Peltzer 1941. For this piece. $95.00


Item No. 167

WHW 1937/38 German stamped tinnie in very nice condition. Look at the pics. 1 1/4 inch. $15.00


Item No. 166

Here we have a cloth pin For Mother and Child 1934. Unusual tinnie type pin in cloth. Measures 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 complete with pin on reverse. Nice condition! $15.00


Item No. 165

Here we have two WW2 German Transportation Tinnies. One is a Locomotive on a triangle (Railroad traffic ban) and one is an Automobile in a circle (traffic ban for motor vehicle). Both are zinc I believe and in good condition complete with pins and information on the reverse. Each $15.00


Item No. 164

Here is a small button stickpin from WW2 Germany that has on it EIN VOLK, EIN REICH, EIN GOTT! A people, A Realm, A God. $10.00


Item No. 163

Here we have 2 vintage WW2 Victory Medals. Check out the pics! Each $12.00

Nice European AFrican Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon bar below


Item No. 162

Here we have a collection of smalls consisting of US Air Force Buttons and various insignia. If you see anything you like here just let me know and I'll quote you a price.



Item No. 161

Here's an outstanding grouping! This grouping spans from 1954 through 1976 and has tons of documents, photographs, medals, awards and souvenirs! This Soldier, George Coty, was in a medical unit and he served in Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon and in West Germany. There are tons of general orders and diplomas for the various schools he attended. He got the Army Commendation Medal for Vietnam, The Good Conduct Medal for Vietnam, The Bronze Star for Vietnam in 1970 followed up by another one in 1972 for Vietnam, He was made Staff Sgt in 1977 . His photos consist of a Evac Field Hospital in Vietnam, Football teams where George was a trainer, 2 pics from VIetnam in 1969 with a Rhode Island flag that he asked the RI Govenor for and another pic showing him standing with another gentleman. George is the young one in the suit. George was in the 364th Infantry, and in the 82nd Airborne Division he earned his parachute wings. George was also a diver and I think he was in various Divisions over his career. George advanced himself through the Medical Corps and has the documents to prove it. This collection came from family in Central Indiana through a friend. George's full name was George Henry Anthony Coty. George was born on January 14th, 1936 and passed away on December 3rd, 2007. Here is George Henry Anthony Coty's obituary:

George Henry Anthony Coty Tuesday, December 4, 2007 11:53 pm

Jan. 14, 1936 - Dec. 3, 2007 George Henry Anthony Coty, 71, Kokomo died at 4:07 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at his residence. He was born Jan. 14, 1936, in Providence, R.I. On Aug. 4, 1965, he married Ursula (Kaiser) Coty in Wiliamsburg, W.Va. George retired from the U.S. Army in 1980, after serving in the Korean War, Lebanon, and three tours of duty in Vietnam, with many decorations, medals, and badges, including a silver and bronze star. In the 1970s, he was in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a medical specialist for 14 years and a surgical nurse at a hospital in Columbus, Ga., for seven years. He was also an independent truck driver into retirement. He enjoyed traveling and seeing the world. Forever he will be lovingly remembered as a true follower of his heart. A man of great passion for life, family and his country. A kind and gentle soul. Devoted husband, my poppy, my daddy, the colonel, pepaw, grandpa, papa George, and a friend of Kong. He is survived by his wife of Germany; three daughters, Jeanette “Jenny” Schafer and husband Theodore Longfellow, Kokomo, Sandra Coty-Deig and husband Scott, Galveston, and Jasmine Coty, Germany; a sister, Connie and husband Marty Martin, Providence, R.I.; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Cindthia, Christopher, Kevin Schafer, Shannon, Erick and Michael Frazier; five great-grandchildren, Braeden Schafer, Angelika Pyle, Eros Krippenstaple, Cali Pickett-Deig, and Alivia Frazier, and his “adopted” grandchild, Jessica “Sica” Lessing. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Coty; son, Michael Adam Coty; and by his mother-in-law and father-in- law, Catherine and Adam Kaiser. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, with Father Andrew Dudzinski officiating. Cremation will follow. Calling hours are noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. Military honors will be held by Kokomo VFW military rites team. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society and PETA.

Here are the pics!

For this fine grouping of a long career Medical Soldier $495.00


Item No. 160

Here is a post WW2 West German Holster for the FN Hi-Power pistol. This one is early 1950’s and is in very nice condition with only the pull up strap being broken. Nice inside stamps. For this fine black holster $85.00


Item No. 159

Here we have a P-08 Luger working model that was made in Japan and stamped as such. This piece looks remarkably like the real thing but the barrel is plugged. Some of the parts are somewhat of a rough casting but everything works as it should. I believe you can take this down like the originals and perhaps it had an educational purpose or was a movie prop. Cocks and fires, safety works, Outstanding copy! $195.00

British 1907 Near Relic Bayonet

Item No. 158

WW1 Artillery Collar Brass

Item No. 157


Item No. 155 Consignment

We just got in this wonderful Id’d WW2 Medic Corpsman Knife from WW2!


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. 153 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. 152 (CONSIGNMENT)


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. 151 (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



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!!!


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



Item No. 6

SOLD!!! 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



Here we have 5 WW2 Nazi party stickpins.

Item No. 149

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. 149

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. 148

The stickpin in the center is Eagle and swastika stickpin that measures about 2 3/4 inches long. Nice condition! $50.00

Item No. 147

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. 146

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


Item No. 145

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. 144

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. 143

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. 142

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


Item No. 141

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

SOLD!!! 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


Item No. 140

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


Here we have three WW2 Nazi Belt Buckles.

Item No. 139

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. 138

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. 137

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


Item No. 135

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


Item No. 135

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


Item No. 134

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


Item No. 133

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


Item No. 132

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


Item No. 131

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


Item No. 130

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


Item No. 129

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


Item No. 128

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



Item No. 127

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


Item No. 126

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


Item No. 125

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


Item No. 124

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 NOTE: The info on this knife came from a very fine gentleman named

John Kroezen

PO Box 979

Port Lincoln SA 5606


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Item No. 123

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


Item No. 122

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


Item No. 121

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


Item No. 120

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


Item No. 119 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


Item No. 118 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


Item No. 117

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

SOLD!!! 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


Item No. 116 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. 115 (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. 114 (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. 113 (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. 112 (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. 111 (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. 110 (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. 109 (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. 108 (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. 107 (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. 106 (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. 105 (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. 104 (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. 103 (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. 103

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. 102

(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. 101

(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. 100

(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. 99

(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. 98


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. 97

(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. 96

(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. 95

(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. 94

(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. 93

(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. 92

(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. 91

(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. 90

(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. 89


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. 88


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. 87


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. 86


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. 85


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. 84


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. 83


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. 82


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. 81


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. 80


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. 79


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. 78


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. 77


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. 76


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. 75


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. 74


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. 73


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. 72


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. 70


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. 69


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. 68

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

Item No. 67

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. 66

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. 65


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. 64

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. 63

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. 62

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. 61

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. 60


Item No. 59


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. 58


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. 57


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. 56


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. 55


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. 54


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. 53


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. 52


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. 51

NICE!! 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. 50


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. 49

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. 48

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. 47

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. 46


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. 45


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. 44


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. 43


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. 42

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. 41


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. 39



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

REDUCED!!! $275.00

Item No. 38


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. 37


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. 36



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. 35


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. 34


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. 33


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


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. 32

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. 31

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. 30


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

Item No. 29


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

Item No. 28


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.

Item No. 27


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

Item No. 14


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


Item No. 13

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


Item No. 12

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):


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


Item No. 11

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"!


Item No. 10

Original WW1 Dated Swiss Army Blanket. Excellent!


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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


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

Item No. 5

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

Item No. 4

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

Item No. 3

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.

Item No. 2

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.

Item No. 1

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