Reference Books

 

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101

Militaria: The Military Collectors Magazine

 

Includes:

Volume I Number 1 through 5

Volume II Numbers 1 through 6

Volume III Number 1

 

$90

102

Les Coiffures Militaires Du Troisieme Reich

 

One of the first in-depth headgear reference books to thoroughly explore German headgear.

 

$65

103

Dress and Field Service Hats of the Third Reich

 

Another early reference book on German headgear.

 

$80

104

History of the Artillery, Cavalry and Infantry Branch of Service Insignia

 

Laframboise book documents the insignia used by the artillery, cavalry and infantry branches of the U.S. Army.

$110

105

History of the Combat Support Branches

 

Laframboise book documents the insignia used by the combat support branches of the U.S. Army.

SOLD

106

History of the Administrative and Technical Services

 

Laframboise book documents the insignia used by the combat support branches of the U.S. Army.

$75

107

Collecting The Edged Weapons of The Third Reich, Volume VI

 

Excellent dagger reference by Thomas Johnson

 

 

$40

108

Collecting The Edged Weapons of The Third Reich, Volume VIII

 

Excellent dagger reference by Thomas Johnson

 

 

$40

109

Collecting The Edged Weapons of The Third Reich, Volume II

 

Excellent dagger reference by Thomas Johnson

 

 

$40

110

Collecting The Edged Weapons of The Third Reich, Volume I

 

Must have dagger reference for collectors by Thomas Johnson

 

 

$40

1111

Organizationsbuch der NSDAP

 

Rare complete organization manual of the NSDAP from he 1930s. Text in German

$250

112

“Hermann Goring” from Regiment to Fallschirmpanzerkorps

 

Great book on the HG regiment by Roger Bender and George Peterson.

$35

113

Deutschlands Armee in feldgrauer Kriegs- und Friedens-Uniform

Good early WWI book on the change of uniforms to field gray.

$35

114

Gear Up!: Flight Clothing & Equipment of USAAF Airmen in WWII

 

An in-depth examination of personal flight clothing and equipment used by United States Army Air Force flyers in World War II.

$35

115

Silver Wings, Pinks & Greens: Uniforms, Wings & Insignia of USAAF Airmen in WWII

 

Uniforms and insignia of the USAAF during the World War II years covers a broad range of clothing, collar insignia, rank insignia, shoulder/sleeve insignia, squadron patches as well as an in-depth examination of wing qualification badges.

$40

116

United States Navy Wings of Gold from 1917 to the Present

 

Covers the development of Navy wings, including variations in designation, design and makers from World War I to the present including a listing of 17,000 naval aviators by name and number up to 1942.

$40

117

C.E. Junker Military Effects Catalog Circa 1932

 

Covers Imperial German, Weimar Republic, early 3rd Reich and foreign contract insignias, buckles, helmets, gorgets.

SOLD

118

SS Porcelain Allach

 

A detailed and illustrated history of the Allach Porcelain factory's work for the SS during World War II

$80

119

Die Polizeiuniformen in Preußen 1866 - 1945. Monarchie. Weimarer Republik. Drittes Reich

 

Excellent book documenting the development of the Polizei uniforms from 1866 through WWII.

$65

120

Leaders & Personalities of the 3rd Reich: Their Biographies, Portraits, and Autographs

 

Brief biographies, documents, signatures and photograph of the leaders of the Third Reich.

$50

121

British and Commonwealth Military Knives

 

A guide to knives used by British and Commonwealth military personnel over the past 150 years. Pieces from the Victorian era, WWI, WWII, and those used by today's forces in Australia, India, Canada, and New Zealand are covered.

$150

122

Deutsche Militarhelme 1895 – 1975

 

German text book covering the history of the German helmet.

$30

123

Uniformen der Nationalen Volksarmee der DDR 1956-1986

 

Great reference on the history of post-war German uniforms.

SOLD

124

German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1933 – 1945

 

Good, basic reference on most German Army uniforms and insignia with plenty of period photos and colored illustrations.

$28

125

Third Reich Edged Weapons Accouterments

 

Nice, early Tom Johnson book on accounterments for the wear of edged weapons.

$25

126

Wearing The Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich Volume III

 

Another early Tom Johnson book, this one on the wear of edged weapons.

$30

127

Wearing The Edged Weapons Of The Third Reich: A Pictorial Study

 

The first book in the series on the wearing of edged weapons, a rare original.

$50

128

German Uniforms, Insignia & Equipment, 1918-1923: Freikorps, Reichswehr, Vehicles, Weapons

 

A thorough study of the development of German uniforms in between the two wars.

$45

129

The Armed Forces of World War II; Uniforms, Insignia and Organization

 

This is one of my favorite WWII books as it thoroughly describes the various uniforms worn by all of the armies & nations that fought in WWII.  Great reference!!

$40

130

Military Pilot and Aircrew Badges of the World (1870-Present): Vol. 1, Europe (Albania-Hungary)

 

history and evolution of international air forces and their badges from 1870-1982. This volume covers, with descriptive text and photos, the European countries of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, East Germany, Great Britain, France and Hungary.

$30

131

Army Uniforms of World War 2

 

Basic overview by Andrew Mollo of the army uniforms of the various nations who fought in WWII.

$28

132

German Helmets 1933-1945: A Collector's Guide

 

A pictorial identification, reference and valuation guide to German helmets from WWII

$25

133

German Weapons Uniforms Insignia 1841 – 1918

 

A review of the history of German army uniforms and equipment from 1841 through the first World War

$15

134

Otto Skorzeny; My Commando Operations

 

The memoirs of the legendary Otto Skorzeny from his raid to free Benito Mussolini from the Gran Sasso, Italy in 1943 to the end of the war.

$25

135

Military Headdress

 

A pictorial history of military headgear from the 1600’s up until the start of WWI

$25

136

Hitler Close-Up: Hitler in Words and Pictures by Heinrich Hoffmann, the Dictator's Personal Photographer, and Henry Picker, His "Diarist"

 

A compilation of black and white photographs by Heinrich Hoffmann combined with recollections from both Hoffman and from Dr. Henry Picker, a lawyer and a member of Hitler's inner circle from about 1942 on.

$25

137

German Bayonets:  The Models 98/02 and 98/05

 

Good, solid reference on the German bayonet, by Anthony Carter.

SOLD

138

Die Waffen-SS

 

One of the very early, illustrated references on the Waffen SS, from back in the days when there was very little reference for collectors.

$25

139

Kriegsmarine

 

Another early reference, this one in Russian.  Has some great illustrations and information.

$25

140

Deutsche Uniform un Rangabzeichen 1933 - 1945

 

A good, basic reference covering many of the armed and civil services of Germany during the war.

$25

141

A Pictorial History of the SS 1923 – 1945 by Andrew Mollo

 

Over 300 period photos of the SS from it’s early days until the close of the war.

$25

142

German Ersatz Bayonets: Concise Illustrated History of the Emergency All-metal Designs, 1914-18

 

Another rare bayonet book by Anthony Carter.

$75

143

Bayonets of the Remington Cartridge Period

 

A very hard to find book on bayonets from the early Remington era.

$65

144

Knives of the United States Military in Vietnam

 

A good study of Vietnam era fighting knives by Michael Silvey.

$185

145

Levine’s Guide to Knives & Their Values, 5th Edition

 

Good, basic guide on collectible knives.

$30

146

American Premium Guide to Knives & Razors, 6th Edition

 

An identification guide for collectible knives and razors by Jim Sargent.

$25

147

The Complete Encylopedia of Knives

 

By A.E. Hartnik

$15

148

Rebel & Yankees: Commanders of the Civil War

 

One of a three volume series detailing the history of those who led troops in the Civil War

$20

149

Rebel & Yankees: Fightine Men of the Civil War

 

One of a three volume series detailing the history of those who fought in the Civil War

$20

150

German Army and Navy Uniforms & Insignia 1871 – 1918

 

Reference on the early German uniforms and insignia.

$15

151

Die Mutzenbander der Deutschen Reichsmarine und der Marine des III. Reiches 1920 - 1945

 

Study of German Navy cap bands

$25

152

Collectors Guide No. 3 Tinnies of the Third Reich

 

A collectors guide to tinnies, produced by the former Manion’s International Auction House.

 

SOLD

153

Collectors Guide No. 4 Tinnies of the Third Reich

 

A collectors guide to tinnies, produced by the former Manion’s International Auction House.

 

SOLD

154

Nazi Decorations and Medals 1933 1945

 

One of the first books on WWII German medals, from the early days of collecting.

 

$20

155

Collectors Guide to Third Reich Militaria

 

General overview of Third Reich collectibles by Robin Lumsden.

 

$15

156

British and American Infantry Weapons of World War 2

 

A basic study of weaponry used by the Brits and Americans in WWII.

 

$15

157

Soviet Army Insignia 1917 - 1985

 

Basic reference of Soviet ranks insignia from WWI to modern times.

$15

158

Soviet Army Uniforms & Insignia 1945 - 1975

 

A study of Soviet uniforms and insignia during a 30 year period after WWII.

$15

159

SS Headgear; A Collectors GUide

 

Kit Wilson book covering the basics of SS headgear collecting.

$15

160

World War II German Military Collectibles: Identifications and Values

 

A 1980 published reference book on German collectibles

$15

161

Fakes & Frauds of the Third Reich

 

Classic, older reference book on detecting fakes in the field of WWII German collecting.

 

$20

162

The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany 1871 – 1918

 

Good study of the early bayonet makers in Germany.

 

SOLD

163

Mostrine Fregi Distintivi Del Regio Esercito Italiano Nella Seconda Guerra Mondiale

 

 

$30

164

World War I Trench Warfare (2)

 

Osprey Series book on trench warfare with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

165

Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

 

Osprey Men-at-Arms Series book with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

166

German Stormtrooper 1914- 1918

 

Osprey Warrior Series book with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

167

Inside the Soviet Army Today

 

Osprey Series book on the post WWII Soviet Army with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

168

The Soviet Army

 

Osprey Series book on the Soviet Army with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

169

Warsaw Pact Ground Forces

 

Osprey Series book on the Warsaw forces with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

170

German Stormtrooper 1914- 1918

 

Osprey Warrior Series book with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

171

The Spanish Civil War 1936 - 39

 

Osprey Series book on the Spanish Civil War with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

172

The German Army 1914 - 1918

 

Osprey Series book on the German Army in WWI with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

173

Luftwaffe Air Crews Battle of Britain 1940

 

Brian Davis book detailing the uniforms of Luftwaffe air crews during the Battle of Britain

$15

174

The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War 1941- 5

 

Osprey Series book on the Red Army in WWI with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

175

Soviet Bloc Elite Forces

 

Osprey Series book with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

176

German Military Police Units 1939 - 45

 

Osprey Series book on the German Military Police in WWII with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

177

Warman’s Civil War Weapons

 

Reference on civil war era weapons

$15

178

Uniforms of the Republic of Texas

 

Schiffer book on uniforms with illustrations and detailed descriptions

$15

179

Official Portraits of Adolf Hitler and the Leaders of the Third Reich

 

Heinrich Hoffman pictures of Hitler

$20

180

Musterbuch der Waffenfabrik Carl Eickhorn Solingen

 

 

Carl Eickhorn’s WWII era edged weapons order book

$30

181

Images of the Waffen SS

 

 

Mark Yerger book with many detailed period photos chronicling the Waffen SS.

$28

182

Fallschirmjager 1936 - 1945

 

 

An early reference book on the German Paratroops

$15

183

Luftwaffe: Uniforms, Insignia, Daggers & Medals of the German Air Force 1935 - 1945

 

 

An early reference book on the Luftwaffe

SOLD

184

Kriegsmarine: Uniforms, Insignia, Daggers & Medals of the German Navy 1935 - 1945

 

 

An early reference book on the Kreigsmarine

SOLD

185

The War: An Intimate History 1941 - 1945

 

 

Personal accounts of WWII by the men who fought

$20

 

Exotische

New, from Wilson History and Research Center: Volume 1 of a planned series on rare and exotic headgear of the 20th century. This initial volume will focus on soft caps of the German Third Reich. Hundreds of pieces of extraordinarily unique and never before seen headgear have been masterfully photographed and presented in this 200 plus page hardbound work. The authors have graciously been granted access to some of the most prestigious collections throughout the world and have presented these extremely rare and unique treasures in a high manner and quality.  Beginner and advanced collectors alike will have a rare opportunity to see digitally photographed details of caps that have never before been publically presented. Many of these caps have only been seen, if at all, in grainy period black and white photographs. This work promises to be not only a wonderful opportunity to see the greatest collection of Third Reich headgear ever assembled in one volume, but also to share in a tremendous learning forum.  Exotische will present an astounding array of headgear ranging from caps worn by Third Reich leaders (Hitler, Göring, and Dietrich) to the most unusual and obscure paramilitary and civil organizations for visual inspection and study.

 

$85

#1101

The Iron Time

Rare out of print book by Stephen Previtera.  An outstanding effort in reference solely dedicated to the study of the Iron Cross and its related family of awards (Knights Cross, Oakleaves, Swords, Diamonds, German Cross, Spange’s, etc.).  Many detailed photographs showing manufacturing characteristics of attributed awards.  Excellent book and collectible in its own right.

SOLD

#1102

The History of the Prussian Pour le Merite Order Vol.III

Must have reference for the Pour le Merite (Blue Max) appreciator or collector.  This volume details all the recipients of the award during World War One.  Each recipient is listed with a story describing the actions which led to the award of the PLM.  There is also background information on the award plus a section showing pictures of actual awards by maker.

 

SOLD

#1103

German Soldiers of World War Two

Detailed and comprehensive study of German uniforms and equipment divided by war years.  Each page shows a model in authentic uniform with detailed descriptions and close up pictures of various field gear and accessories.  Examines Heer, Waffen SS, Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. Primarily combat oriented militaria with few pictures of officers.  Great resource for the combat collectors.

$55