All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1290256
Very rare 1930's private purchase USMC EGA cap insignia (Eagle, Globe and Anchor). Terrific detail throughout with longitudinal and latitudinal lines. The eagle's right wing reverse has the MEYER METAL logo and the reverse of the left wing has the NS Meyer shield logo. The lower right corner of the eagle is darker then the rest of the EGA. Presumably this had something to do with how it was stored but whatever the reason my golden rule is to just leave it alone...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1910 item #1286889 (stock #R121)
A superb quality Antique, Imperial Russian Islamic Caucasian belt Caucasus circa 1900 A.D. composed of a huge solid silver buckle, of curved form with cusped ends, formed of two rectangular panels and a central oval medallion, the hinge concealed on the reverse...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1268450 (stock #2042)
This is a WWI German Army Uniform BUTTON. It measures about 3/4" X 3/4" X 3/8" ( 1.9 cm X 1.9 cm X 1.0 cm ).
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1268448 (stock #2041)
This is a WWI German Army Uniform BUTTON. It measures about 7/8" X 7/8" X 1/2" ( 2.2 cm X 2.2 cm X 1.3 cm ).
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1263365
Nice cockade for Luftschutz visor cap. Nice, even silver wash to the wreath with very gentle rub wear to the high relief of the oak leaves. Red felt center is complete. Multiple piece construction with pleasant, even patina on reverse indicating all pieces have been together as a unit for the duration. Nice example of a difficult piece of insignia to find.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1257429
Very nice all original M16 German Helmet. Great example in untouched example. Strong finish on the outside. Rivets are nice and tight and never tampered with. Soldier's name on the rear looks like Blankenberg. Maker and size marked TJ66 for C. Thiel & Soehne, Luebeck. There is damage to the front two liner tongues. The chinstrap is included but I took it off for preservation; See last photo. Very nice helmet.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1257202
Very nice WWI camouflage M16 helmet. Gentler camo pattern then found on most German helmets but a very nice and very undoubtable overall package. Some paint loss due to age and wear and a rub here and there but a great overall look. The liner is complete with pads except for damage to one of the six tongues tongues (Image 5) and small chips to two others. The manufacturer mark looks like TJ 66 for C. Thiel & Soehne, Luebeck...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1252955
Very nice belt buckle and leather tab. Both in excellent shape and both maker marked by Assmann and dated 1938. Great looking item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1252020
Very cool uncut roll of Japanese 2nd Class Private collar insignia. This is one of my Tokyo flea market finds. On the outside layer there are five sets of two tabs. I counted 47 layers, give or take a few because it is a tight roll and not easy to count. The layers get smaller towards the middle but there should be somewhere around 175 pairs so I am pricing at one dollar per pair. Fun to find unused gear out if the woodwork.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1248438
Nice brass Prussian belt buckle with leather tab. Tab is well worn but still strong. Buckle shows good detail and excellent condition. Polished somewhere along the way but still very nice.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1245320
Nice SA belt buckle. Good condition as per photos with no damage.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1240705
Very nice early 1847 pattern Prussian Belt and buckle. This pattern was used through 1895. Attached sixth image shows the reverse with solder points. The buckle is quite attached to the leather so I decided not to remove it for photos. Rare to find with the proper leather belt. There is one scrunched edge on the leather as well as a small square from an old price sticker. Very nice, early belt.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1239544
Great looking shoulder board for German Lieutenant General. Very rich gold and silver Russial braid with red backing. One third from the top is a large single pip (About 23mm wide) indicating the rank above General Major. The pip shows gentle age wear and the red backing has one tiny moth nip about 1x2mm (See last image). This is very tiny and does almost nothing in detracting from this great looking shoulder board. If only it could talk. Nice item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1238948
Absolutely stunning set. Fascist Italian Brocade officer belt with sword hangers in original box. I believe this rig is for Public Safety Police which is probably one of those innocuous names for a sketchy organization. The buckle itself is a lovely gold gilt example featuring an eagle beneath a crown gripping a fasces and with a nicely rendered enamel House of Savoy crest on his belly...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1232985
This is a hard to find Japanese army cold weather or arctic cap. As most of their operations were in warm areas these are not too common. This one is also in superb condition and would be nearly impossible to improve on. The fabric is clean and unstained. Every button and every loop to attach to the respective buttons is present. No loose threads, stains or anything of the sort throughout. Probably the best detail is that even the fur is clean and in healthy shape...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1229131
Very high quality full dress tunic for Japanese naval captain. Lovely dark blue shell with bullion work around the color that is just out of this world. There is one small snag in the bullion but almost impossible to see with all the activity. None of the buttons look to be reattached nor does there seem to be any repairs. The inside is made of a high quality quilted fabric that is very clean and pleasantly pliable...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1224823
Great looking alpine "cappello" for WWII Italian officer. Nice looking hat with generally good form throughout. Very nice officer type black eagle. Leatherette band 15 stars of varioustones. The smaller are all the same size but vary from gold to silver to blackened. Really an interesting look. Below that is an even cooler green, white and red cord in a very intricate braid that must have taken forever to get just right...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1213339
Great piece. Shoulder board for General Major. Russian braid with two gold cords with one silver in the middle. Pleasant toning and no damage. Wonderful piece.