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...
Another great marine recruiting poster from 1967 in a large 28x40 format. From Gateway press inc. Slight soiling on top few minor wrinkles. A- cond.
Nice Southern Cross of Honor. Looks like it was named to GEO W MARTIN but was scratched up somewhere along the way (No doubt some damned yankee!) Nice example rigged up for a button hole.
WWI French bronze victory medal with original silk ribbon-front has female winged victory-obverse has RF LA GRAND GVERRE PORVE CIVILISATION 1914-1918-no condition problems
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...
Very attractive dress bayonet with brown leather frog indicative of Luftwaffe personnel. The Eickhorn marked bayonet is in great shape with no particular damage to speak of. The blade shows only 3 little spots along the edge on one side (See photos), otherwise clean and mirror bright. The handle fittings are all equally clean and the plug remains in the slot. This green plug is a scarcer variety. The brown frog is a winner with nice, healthy leather. Nice backmarking JOSEPH MOLL GOCH 1937...
A WWll issue Imperial Japanese Army Officer's set of Shin Gunto sword mounts or Koshirae. The set come complete with a distinctive brown combat cover. Judging by the amount of wear on the ring holder (see photo) this set of mounts saw many years of service in the field. Overall condition is fair with no seppa and broken leather securing strap, however, will accommmodate a late war blade easily. Overall length is 38". An excellent display item to complete any WW2 Japanese Army display.
19th century, Indo Persian, Islamic dagger “Pesh-Kabz”, very popular in Iran, Turkistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Details: straight and heavy single-edged blade tapering gradually from the hilt to the point with wide rib at the back, the hilt is formed of two pieces of bon grips riveted to the tang. The dagger is with its original leather covered wooden scabbard. Overall length: 17 ¾ inches (45cm).
Antique Presentation Kukri of the 2/7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha
Rifles in a solid silver mounted scabbard. Details: A wooden scabbard
of unusual structure with one small companion knife covered in red
fabric with a silver locket engraved with presentation dedication. The
inscription reads: “PRESENTED BY GURKHA OFFICERS. 2/7 TH GURKHA
RIFLES” adorned below a large repousee and chased silver heraldic
shield ornamented with scrolling highland thistles and a red jewel on
18th century Indo Persian Arm Guard BAZU BAND made of solid steel with beautifully hand chiseled floral decoration; three lobed medallions in companion of gold damascening stars. Length 13 inches (33 cm). Wide at the widest point: 3 7/8 inches (9,8 cm). Weight approximately 1 pound.
Interesting table medal for Fascist commerce conference of 1938. front has a really attractively rendered, raised eagle with wing stretched out to encompass a fasces. In his claws is a bundled package which is a reference to the commerce nature of the medal. CONF. FASCISTA DEI COMMERCIANTI. Reversed is engraved: ACCADEMIA COMMERCIO 1909-1913 LUGLIO 1938-XVI. Of course XVI is a reference to the years since the Fascist march on Rome and acquisition of power...
I believe this flag is meant to note that a higher ranking officer is onboard the vessel from which it is flying from. Markings on the spine are a bit faded out and hard to read. The tip has a few lines of reinforcement stitching. One loop has been cut off; No doubt from the original souvenir hunter cutting it right off of its mountings. It is a loose weave so there is the odd little hole here and there. Long edges are almost 28 inches and the short edge is about 17 inches...
German Third Reich National Socialist officers dress dagger-ca 1930s-with belt strap-16 inches in fitted scabbard-no condition problems
Nice three place medal bar. Iron Cross second class, Hindenberg Cross and Wuerttemberg (Or Wuerttemberg) Bravery. Always nice to find off-state medal bars. Iron Cross on this bar is a very nice hallmarked example and is a winner by itself. Nice unit with no damage beyond normal gentle wear for a set this old.
This is a great looking WWI German patriotic pin or brooch. The center is a transparent dome with an Imperial navy flag. Around that is a laurel wreath with bow. Around that layer is an attractive blue enamel field with gold colored border. Very nice piece; One would think maybe for the wife of a sailor. A little over 4cm wide.
Rare, antique 1848 Italian Piemont National Guard short sword. Details: cast brass hilt with grooved grip, short quillons and Italians cross in the centre, straight double edged blade with broad fuller. References: “Armi Bianche Militari Italiane 1814-1950” by Cesare Calamander, page: 232,233,234. Overall length: 61 cm (24 in).
A very good quality, antique 17th -18th century, Indian fighting antique Axe Bullova of the Chota Nagpur tribes from the central India. DETAILS: very well hand forged still mustache shape grooved blade 20.3 cm (8 in) long from tip to tip, mounted on its original dark wood haft with brass bands and steel fittings.
CONDITION: in good condition with nice age patina.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 77.5 cm (30 1/2 in)...
Rare French Napoleonic relic cavalry officer’s sword AnXI, 1802-3 pattern. Details: well made brass three bar guard, grip made of wood covered by leather. Condition: the sword is a witness of a major battle in view of the fact that is baring scars of a broken guard, holes in the scabbard and blade almost certainly from the cause of close exploding grenades or cannon balls. Not many swords have survived with visible signs of participation in the battlefield. The overall length is 39 ¼ inches (...