What’s New?

 

 

Updates-

 

 

10/2/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

Over 50 new items in various categories to include uniforms, headgear, insignia, awards, documents, etc.   You can find individual photos of these pieces in the New Unlisted Items page.

 

 

 

 

 

9/11/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

Listings for the following items/categories…..

 

Exotic Items page;

Luftwaffe Regimental Flak Trumpet Banner

Gold Tie Clasp with Swastika/Arrow

 

Medals and Awards page;

Luftwaffe Honor Goblet, named with Award Document and Photo

 

General Officer Militaria page;

Waffen SS General Officer Sleeve Insignia

WWI U.S. Officers Uniform Grouping

Commander In Chief of Armed Forces Flag and Reichs War Flag (von Blomberg)

 

Premium Items page;

Allgemine SS General’s Visor Cap

Waffen SS Enlisted Tunic

Heer Panzer General’s Sidecap

 

Soviet Militaria page;

Soviet Naval General (Admiral) of Aviation Tunic, Dress Belt and Dagger

Soviet Junior Commisar Lieutenant of Rifles Tunic

Soviet Visor Cap for a Fleet Admiral

Soviet Major General of Rifles Tunic

Soviet Naval Belt and Holster for Naggant

 

 

 

There will be more new listings after the Max Show.  Please contact me if you are looking for anything in particular.

 

Also please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/30/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

There’s quite a bit of new material coming in now that the summer is drawing to a close and the Max is on the horizon.  I’ve put up a small selection of some of the material in the New Unlisted Items page.  You will find the following items on that page;

 

Luftwaffe Regimental Flak Trumpet Banner

Luftwaffe Honor Goblet, named with Award Document and Photo

Waffen SS General Officer Sleeve Insignia

Heer Panzer Generals Sidecap

Waffen SS Enlisted Tunic (SS contract piece)

WWI U.S. Officers Uniform Grouping

Heer Officers Sidecap

Gold Plated Tie Clasp with Swastika and Arrow

Commander In Chief of Armed Forces Flag and Reichs War Flag (von Blomberg)

Soviet Naval General (Admiral) of Aviation Tunic, Dress Belt and Dagger

Soviet Junior Commisar Lieutenant of Rifles Tunic

Soviet Visor Cap for a Fleet Admiral

Soviet Major General of Rifles Tunic

Soviet Naval Belt and Holster for Naggant

 

There will be more available soon.  Please contact me if you are looking for anything in particular.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/14/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

A consignor significantly lowered the prices on his remaining edged weapons, so please take a look at the Edged Weapons section and perhaps you’ll find a bargain there.

 

New merchandise due in this week and next, so there will be new updates soon.  It’s been a slow summer for the hobby, as usual, but things are starting to heat up and the Max Show will be here in five weeks!

 

 

 

 

 

8/7/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

Many of the Documents have had prices reduced, so if there was something that interested you previously, you  may find it more attractively priced now.  Check them out in the Documents section.

 

I will have some new listings in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

 

6/24/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

There is a new category added to the Militaria For Sale section which includes some very high quality WWII Soviet uniforms.  These are (except for one piece) all out of one of the most advanced Soviet collections.  There will be more items available later, but for now please check out the page “Soviet Militaria Uniforms and Accessories”  You will find everything from named and documented Marshal of the Soviet Union uniforms, to officer and nco pullovers.

 

There is also an update to the Featured Items page.  The item being featured today is Admiral von Puttkamer’s leather overcoat and provenance.  Take a look, as it’s always nice to see an item in which the provenance is solid and traceable, not to mention has an interesting history!

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

6/20/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

 

There are several new uniforms and a piece of headgear to include;

 

Heer Officer Tunic

Waffen SS Officers Greatcoat

Heer Grossdeutschland Guard Regiment Berlin Tunic

All now listed in the Uniforms page

 

Diplomatic Government Officials Visor Cap

Listed in the Headgear page

 

 

I will be creating a new segment in the For Sale section featuring WWII Soviet material from an advanced collection that I will be selling.  There are a few pieces already shown in the New Unlisted Items page.  The majority of this material was acquired directly by the collector and has full provenance.  There will be many high profile named uniform groupings to significant personalities from the Soviet side.  One of the items already in is the uniform, visor cap and overcoat to Marshal of the Soviet Union Boris Shaposhnikov who was Chief of the General Staff of the Red Army.

 

 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/18/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

 

There are several new uniforms and a piece of headgear in the New Unlisted Items page, to include;

Heer Officer Tunic

Marshal of the Soviet Union Raincoat

Diplomatic Government Officials Visor Cap

Waffen SS Officers Greatcoat

Heer Grossdeutschland Guard Regiment Berlin Tunic

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

6/12/18

 

Today’s updates include ;

 

Heer Generalmajor Tunic

Which can be found in the Generals Militaria section

 

Two new uniforms that arrived are also highlighted in the New Unlisted Items page.

 

If anyone experienced delays in reply to emails (or no reply), my desktop computer experienced a total failure due to a recent Windows Update and as a result I’ve had some difficulties in communication, in addition to the inability to update the site.  Thanks for your patience!

 

 

 

 

 

5/8/18

 

Today’s updates involves the addition of the Wafffen SS Officer “Deutschland” tunic to the “Featured Items” page.   I’ve received a lot of inquires about this piece, so hopefully this feature will answer some initial questions.  Additionally, I have been working on updating numerous pages in the reference sections to add new items and expand the overall knowledge base with more and better reference material.  This is an ongoing process, and always has been, but I hope to be able to dedicate more time to this so collectors have a more solid selection of items and variations to examine.  I’ve started with the insignia pages but plan to move on to the uniforms pages and other areas as time permits.  I have plenty of ideas and plans, it’s just a matter of getting to them. The updates were well overdue!

 

Thanks, as always, to the various collectors who are always willing to lend images of their material to me to be featured and shared with others!

 

All of the “sold” and “hold” items are up to date as well.  Happy Hunting!

 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

5/4/18

 

Today’s updates includes two General Officer related items; a Heer Generalmajor tunic and a pair of Luftwaffe Generalmajor collar tabs.  Both of these items are shown in the New Unlisted Items section.

 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/17/18

 

Today’s updates include final listings of many of the items that had been previously shown in the New Unlisted Items page;

 

 

Heer General Officers Visor, named

Luftwaffe Generals Metal Breast Eagle

General/Admiral Rank Pips

Heer General Schopper Grouping

Which can be found in the Generals Militaria section

 

 

Heer Tropical Uniform

Heer Cavalry Officers Waffenrock Uniform

Diplomatic Foreign Office Uniform

Luftwaffe Flak Officers Tunic

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

Heer Panzer Officers Visor

Heer Propoganda Officers Visor

Luftwaffe Penal Units NCO Visor

Polizei Shupo Officers White Top Visor

Polizei Shupo NCO White Top Visor

Polizei Shupo Officers Visor

Polizei Municipal Officers Visor

Polizei Administrative Officers Visor

Diplomatic Officials Visor

Kriegsmarine Field Grey Visor

Heer Panzer Beret, Early Style

Luftwaffe Officers Field Cap

Which can be found in the Headgear section

 

Heer Officers Boots

Political Officers Boots

Luftwaffe Brocade Belt and Buckle

Which can be found in the Uniform Accessories section

 

SS NCO Sword

Which can be found in the Edged Weapons section

 

 

Reichsleiter Early Style Uniform

Waffen SS Officers “Deutschland” Tunic and Documents

Waffen SS NCO “Adolf Hitler” Tunic

Luftwaffe “Hermann Goring” Assault Gun Wrap

Polizei General Officer Visor

Knights Cross of the Iron Cross in Mint Condition

Which can be found in the Premium section

 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/5/18

 

Today’s updates includes a number of very interesting items that have come in, some as a result of the recent Show Of Shows in Louisville, Kentcuky.  All of these items are shown in the New Unlisted Items section and include some SS tunics and Generals rank visors as well as some other very rare, high quality pieces.

 

A number of listed items have also recently been sold and those items have been updated in their respective pages.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/13/18

 

Today’s updates include;

 

Heer Panzer officer visor cap

Luftwaffe Oberst-leutnant tunic

Luftwaffe Officers Brocade Belt & Buckle

Luftwaffe Officers sidecap

Heer Panzer Beret (the very early style without an eagle!)

Both of which are shown in the New Unlisted Items section

 

 

Heer Panzer officer tunic

Heer Signals officer uniform

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

Waffen SS Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer Sleeve Rank Insignia

Which can be found in the Premium section

 

Other new items will be arriving soon.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/3/18

 

Today’s updates include;

 

 

Heer Panzer officer tunic and Heer Signals officer uniform

Both of which are shown in the New Unlisted Items section

 

Heer Feldhernhalle officers tunic

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

Other new uniforms will be arriving soon.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1/25/17

 

Today’s updates include;

 

 

Afrika Korps Heer Pith Helmet

Which can be found in the Headgear section

 

Luftwaffe Sports Shirt Eagle

Which can be found in the Insignia section

 

I’m also currently working on more updates of some nice uniforms that arrived, which I hope to have very soon.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/28/17

 

Today’s updates include;

 

 

Admiral von Puttkamer’s Blue Uniform and Leather Coat

Which can be found in the Premium section

 

Panzer Officers Leather Coat

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

I’m also currently working on more updates to the reference section, which should be up soon.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

11/8/17

 

Today’s updates include;

 

 

SS Generals Field Cap of Piero Mannelli

SS Himmler Honor Dagger

SS Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer shoulderboards

Which can be found in the Premium section

 

Hitler Youth Crusher Cap

Which can be found in the Headgear section

 

SS Striefendienst Gorget

Which can be found in the Uniform Accesories section

 

WWI Iron Cross 1st Class/1939 Spange Cased Combo

Which can be found in the Medals and Awards section

 

Heer Leutnant of Panzerschule Leather Coat

Which can be found in the New Unlisted Items section

 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

10/19/17

 

A few minor updates today, to include;

 

Hitler Youth Crusher

Luftwaffe Tropical Officers Field Cap

SS Generals Field Cap of Piero Mannelli

SS Striefendienst Gorget

SS Himmler Honor Dagger

Cased WWI Iron Cross and Spange combo

SS Oberst-Gruppenfuhrer shoulderboards

Which can be found in the New Unlisted Items section

 

Kriegsmarine Formal Officer Dress Uniform

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

There should be more updates of new items as well as the reference section in the next couple of weeks, if not sooner.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/11/17

 

All items that were shown in the “New Unlisted Items” page are now fully listed in their respective sections, and recently sold items updated.  New listings include;

 

The Blue Reefer Jacket and Visor Cap of U-Boat Commander Heinrich Bleichrodt

Which can be found in the Premium section

 

 

Double Decal Heer Parade Dress Helmet

Polizei Field Cap

Heer Artillery Field Cap

Which can be found in the Headgear section

 

 

US Marine Corps Camo Tunic & Pants

US Army Paratroop Ike Jacket

Which can be found in the U.S. Militaria section

 

Heer Assault Gun Wrap and Crusher

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

There should be more updates of new items as well as the reference section in the next couple of weeks, if not sooner.

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

9/18/17

 

Another small assortment of both German and U.S. items have arrived and quick pics are now up in the New Unlisted Items page.  Among these new items are a double decal parade helmet and a stonemint U.S. Marine’s camo suit.

 

All of the other recent items are now fully listed in their respective sections, to include;

 

Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Officers Tunic

Luftwaffe Major’s Fliegerbluse

Heer Infantry Officers Tunic and Document Grouping

Heer Single Decal Helmet

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

 

Heer Generalleutnant Shoulderboards

Which can be found in the Generals Officer Militaria section

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

9/7/17

 

A few new uniform and insignia items have arrived recently and some quick photos are up in the New Unlisted Items page. 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

8/8/17

 

Today’s update involves the reference area and encompasses a project I have been meaning to bring to life for quite some time.  It’s a study of Reichsmarschall Hermann Goring’s insignia variations…..there’s some new information beyond what the reference books have.  I’ve had a few savvy collectors alert me to the info over the years, but finally compiled enough photos to bring it to light. It can be found linked in a couple different sections, but a direct link is here.

 

There have also been a number of updates to the For Sale section over the last couple of weeks, so please also check other updates below…..

 

 

8/7/17

 

All of the most recent items that have come in are now fully listed in their respective sections, to include;

 

Luftwaffe Officers Visor

Heer Single Decal Helmet

Which can be found in the Headgear section

 

Heer Panzer Officers Leather Greatcoat

Kriegsmarine NCO Pea Jacket

Kriegsmarine Leather “Diesel” Jacket

Which can be found in the Uniforms section

 

USAAF Flight Suit

USAAF Officer Tunic

Which can be found in the U.S. Militaria section

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/2/17

 

Some new uniforms & headgear along with a few U.S. aviation pieces are up in the New Unlisted Items page.  

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

7/31/17

 

 

All of the high-ranking and personality signed documents have now been fully listed and priced and are available to see in the Documents section. 

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

7/27/17

 

 

A couple of minor updates today.

 

There is a new addition to the “Blog” page (found in the A Guide To Collecting Militaria section).  In today’s Blog I explore variations in tailor’s attachment of shoulderboards to Generals tunics (it also applies to the ranks of Major through Oberst) to show how things weren’t always applied as collectors expect them to be.

 

In the Premium page of the For Sale section I have listed a grouping of Heer Generalfeldmarschall insignia, of the later, April 1941 pattern (boards in all gold cords with 2nd pattern batons and distinct Field Marshal collar tabs).

 

Please check below for links to other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

7/20/17

 

A number of signed documents are up in the New Unlisted Items page.  There is also an artillery crusher relisted in the Headgear section (it was previously part of a grouping).

 

 

 

 

 

7/12/17

 

Welcome to the dregs of Summer in the militaria hobby…..where there’s not much going on except vacations. There isn’t any new inventory to list today, though I will be listing a number of documents in the coming weeks, however there are a couple items of interest.

 

In the Featured Items page, the Admiral von Puttkamer grouping is explored in some detail.  After much encouragement, I’ve started a “Blog” page (found in the A Guide To Collecting Militaria section).  With this I hope to explore various topics that aren’t dealt with to any great detail in the reference books, as well as addressing issues we all face in vetting our merchandise.  To kick it off I explore Kriegsmarine breast eagle placement on the blue reefer jacket.

 

 

 

 

5/22/17

 

All unsold items from the 4/13/17 New Unlisted Items page are now listed in the respective sections.

 

Generals Militaria

Heer Generals tunic, named

RAD Generals tunic

SA Brigadefuhrer, late war uniform

SA Brigadefuhrer uniform

Kriegsmarine Konteradmiral Ship Flag

Luftwaffe Generals Vehicle Pennant

 

Uniforms

Luftwaffe Majors Evening Dress Uniform

 

Headgear

Police Helmet

 

Documents

Wehrmacht Cigarette Album

 

Premium Militaria

Luftwaffe General Ingenieurs uniform

Truppensonderdienst Generals tunic

 

Medals & Awards

1957 Knights Cross w/Oakleaves & Swords (2)

1957 Oakleaves

1957 Iron Cross 1st Class

1957 Iron Cross 2nd Class

 

 

 

 

 

5/10/17

 

A small, quick update today.  Part of the Admiral von Puttkamer grouping is now available and is shown in the  Premium Militaria page.  For those of you  who know your history, you’ll recognize Puttkamer as Hitler’s naval adjutant, who was at his side during the July 20, 1944 bomb attempt on Hitler’s life.  The grouping was obtained directly from Puttkamer and comes with provenance.

 

 

 

4/13/17

 

A number of new items have come in, some of which have been added to the New Unlisted Items page.  There is a nice quantity of high ranking and officer uniforms recently picked up out of a collection, as well as a number of other interesting pieces to include some 1957 Knights Crosses and higher awards.

 

 

 

3/30/17

 

Everything that had previously been in the New Unlisted Items page has now been listed in their respective sections.  Some of the featured items;

 

Medals & Awards

Knights Cross, Cased

Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords

 

Generals Militaria

Polizei Generals Boards & Tabs

Luftwaffe Generals Tabs

Heer Generals Insignia

 

Insignia

Early SS Officers Sleeve Eagle

 

Headgear

Luftwaffe Officers White Top Visor

Kriegsmarine Visor with Cloth Bill

Heer Panzer Field Caps for Officer & Enlisted

 

Premium Militaria

Heer Generals Uniform

Mint, un-issued High Ranking & SS Insignia

Heer, KM & SS Visor Caps

 

 

 

 

3/22/17

 

There are a few more new pieces that have come in unexpectedly and thus have been quickly added to the New Unlisted Items page.  There is a Heer Generals uniform named to an Oakleaves recipient, a couple pieces of Panzer Headgear and a Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross.  More material and details coming next week.

 

 

 

 

3/15/17

 

In todays update the Featured Items page explores the Oakleaves To the Knights Cross Formal Document of Gordon Gollob.

 

 

 

 

 

3/7/17

 

A couple of quick updates today. 

 

First, I have single photos of many of the new items that have come in shown in the New Unlisted Items page.  Lots of very nice, high quality and rare merchandise!  Let’s just say, if you like Generals and rare headgear you won’t be disappointed.

 

Secondly, I have launched a new Featured Items page which will explore in detail some of the more exotic and interesting pieces that I have available for sale.  This week it covers the shoulderboards of Generaloberst Erhard Raus.

 

There is quite a bit of new material that is starting to surface, so I hope to have many more new listings throughout the remainder of the month.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime to see if anything you are looking for is inbound.

 

 

 

 

3/2/17

 

I’ve just returned from the Show Of Shows this past week and have a number of new items that will soon be listed (and have adjusted the pages on sold items).  There is a nice quantity of very rare and high ranking insignia, as well as some new headgear and a nice, minty cased Knights Cross.  I hope to have it all listed within the next week.  In the interim feel free to  contact me if you’d like to know what’s available.

 

 

 

 

1/9/17

 

Happy New Year!  There is new inventory listed in the respective category pages, as follows;

 

A Heer Infantry NCO Waffenrock tunic is listed in the Uniforms page.

 

A Luftwaffe NCO white top summer visor as well as an NSDAP visor are both listed in the Headgear page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/5/16

 

All new inventory is now listed in the respective category pages, as follows;

 

A Heer Oberst of Artillery tunic and a nice, minty Heer Camo Parka in the Uniforms page. You will also find two more pair of Officer Breeches.

 

A Politcal Belt/Buckle, Officers Boots and an Officers Aiguilette in the Uniform Accessories page.

 

A Panzer NCO visor cap as well as four Pith Helmets (Heer, KM & Luft) in the Headgear page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/16/16

 

Today a group of Pith Helmets came in….Luft, Heer, KM.  Please visit the New Unlisted Items page to get a first look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/2/16

 

All of the latest new inventory is now listed in the respective category pages.  I have a number of new uniforms and hats of which are in superb condition. 

 

Luftwaffe and Heer Tunics & Pants in the Uniforms page.

 

Belts and Brocades in the Uniform Accessories page.

 

Adolf Hitler’s Formal Table Linen in the Exotic Items page.

 

A mint SS Officer Sleeve Eagle (part of the tailor shop horde find) in the Insignia page.

 

A Generals Sidecap, in the General’s Militaria page, and several Heer and Luftwaffe Visor Caps and two Kreigsmarine Garrison caps in the Headgear page.

 

Gordon Gollob’s Formal Oakleaves Document, a SS Double Decal Helmet and two Kreigsmarine Uniforms are shown in the Premium page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10/13/16

 

There are a lot of new pieces that have come in, some from the Max Show, including a lot of new uniforms, headgear and some high end and historical pieces.  Please visit the New Unlisted Items page to get a look at some of what has come in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/13/16

 

There is a small update to the For Sale section today as most of the items previously in the New Unlisted Items page have now been listed in their respective sections.  You will find all of the SS insignia listed in the Insignia page and the two uniform items listed in the Uniforms page (as well as a ring in the Uniform Accessories page).

 

 

 

 

6/20/16

 

A small grouping of SS related items have come in and were added to the New Unlisted Items page.  In additional updates, you will find a Luft Officers Leather Flight Jacket in the Uniforms section and a nice copy of the Pour le Merite in the Medals and Awards section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/20/16

 

A couple of items were added to the New Unlisted Items page.

 

 

 

5/25/16

 

No new updates today, just a quick note about being offline for two weeks.  The webhost provider I was using had a massive failure of the server my site was hosted upon.  Unbelievably, especially when you consider they are in the technology business, this webhost (Arvixe) had no back-up!  Nor did they even bother to alert me about the problem. 

 

Needless to say, it has been a frustrating experience and the results of course are that many customers, friends and associates were wondering where my site went and whether I had gone out of business.  After two weeks being offline I was beginning to wonder myself!  I am now with a new webhost (the THIRD one in the last two years), which is a larger firm who should (better) have backup when needed.

 

In the meantime, thanks for checking back (and to those who checked in by phone) and I hope to have some new updates in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

4/29/16

 

 

All of the items previously unlisted are now fully published for review, to include;

 

A lot of new headgear pieces, to include a number of crushers, all of which can be found in the Headgear page.

 

An SS Trumpet Banner, which can be found in the Exotic page.

 

A couple of new uniform items in the Uniforms page.

 

A few pieces of new insignia in the Insignia page and the Generals Militaria page.

 

 

 

 

4/1/16

 

 

There are quite a few new pieces of headgear that are now available, including a couple of Heer Generals visor as well as a number or crushers, all of which have thumbnail photos that can be viewed in the “New Unlisted Items” page.  Full listings will be available sometime next week.

 

 

 

 

 

3/25/16

 

 

A couple of new uniform items are in the “New Unlisted Items” page and many of the items previously shown on there are now individually listed in the respective sections to include, General officer insignia and Tunic in the Generals Militaria page and a few more exotic pieces in the Premium page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2/25/16

 

 

Having just returned from the Show Of Shows there are a few new items that were picked up and will soon be listed, some of which are highlighted on the “New Unlisted Items” page, including some very rare, high end pieces such as a DE Standard and Collar Tabs for a Generalfeldmarschall.  More items will be posted in the coming days.

 

If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, please visit my latest reference project which is a page devoted to Exploring the Variations of Heer General’s Collar Tab Insignia, in which I outline some of the various original collar tabs that were used during the war using comparisons of period photos and examples from contemporary collections.  This year my plan is to continue expansion of the reference area and document as many variations and odd, non-regulation uses of insignia, uniforms and headgear.  I’m always looking for photographic contributions so if you have anything that you think would help towards this project, please by all means contact me.

 

 

 

 

2/6/16

 

 

Today’s update is to the reference section and is a project I’ve been working on for some time, and which I plan to expand upon regularly as I come across new additions.  It is a page devoted to Exploring the Variations of Heer General’s Collar Tab Insignia, in which by using period photos along with examples from collections and museums I verify some of the variations that exist in General’s collar tabs.  In the future I also plan on producing similar pages for Luftwaffe General’s collar insignia. There is already a page devoted to SS and Police Generals collar insignia, which was so consistent that there is little to no variation, and can be reviewed in the SS Generals Tabs; Exploring the Repros versus Originals page, so please also visit that page if you’ve never seen it before.

 

 

 

 

1/26/16

 

 

Happy New Year to everyone!  Nothing new of note today, just doing a little site maintenance and cleaning up a few pages.  I’ve been at work on some new reference pages, which I hope to start launching soon.  The first will examine variations on Heer Generals collar tab designs, using period photographs as well as original examples. I plan to follow this with an exploration of Luft General tabs as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12/28/15

 

 

With all of the holidays both here in the U.S. and abroad, things have been rather slow in the collecting world, as you’ve probably noticed while scanning the internet.  But after all, it’s the season for giving to others, and collecting is about giving to yourself!   Anyway, todays listings include only a few new items in my New Unlisted Items page.  I do know of a number of new and exciting pieces that will be surfacing in the next couple months prior to the SOS, so keep checking in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

11/4/15

 

 

Todays listings include only a few new items in my New Unlisted Items page.  All of the items I previously had listed in that category (that didn’t already sell) are now fully listed in their respective categories.  You can see the list in the previous update below.

 

I also have started a new page, U.S. Militaria.  At present, there isn’t a whole lot listed, but I do have quite a number of documents and signed photos that I’ll be listing very soon and it seems there is always a lot of U.S. militaria flowing in here (which I’ve previously sold through other venues), so I plan to regularly update that section in addition to all of the German items.

 

 

 

 

10/8/15

 

 

Todays listings include a quick update in my “New Unlisted Items” page.;

 

Waffen SS Standartenfuhrer Tunic

Heer Officer Black Panzer Wrap

Heer Officer Assault Gun Wrap

Generalmajor Erich Schopper Shoulderboard

Generalmajor Max Sachsenheimer Collar Tab

Generalmajor/Brigadefuhrer Heinz Harmel Shoulderboard

Generaloberst Erhard Raus Shoulderboard

Waffen SS Officers Visor, Mint in Original Box

 

Single photos of all of these items are in the New Unlisted Items page.  These and many other miscellaneous items will be fully listed in the next update, sometime during the week of October 12-16.

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/25/15

 

 

Todays listings includes a number of headgear pieces that were in my “New Unlisted Items” page.;

 

Heer M40 Helmet Single Decal (two of these)

Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet

Luftwaffe Flyers Leather Winter Helmet

Luftwaffe M40 Single Decal Helmet (two of these)

Fire Police M34 Double Decal Helmets (two of these)

Heer Tropical 2nd Pattern Pith Helmet with Goggles

All of which can be found in the Headgear page.

 

This is probably all that will be posted before the Max Show. There are still a few other new pieces which are in the New Unlisted Items page.  If you are attending the Max and would like me to bring a specific item for you to review, please contact me.  At this stage I cannot guarantee I can bring it (depending on what it is and how early I’m contacted), but I will certainly attempt to do so.

 

 

 

 

9/14/15

 

 

Todays listings includes;

 

Heer Transport Crusher (2)

Heer Transport Officer Visor

Heer Trupponsonderdienst Officer Visor

Heer Cavalry Crusher

SA M43 Field Cap

Reichsheer Crusher Cap

Gauleiter Visor Cap

Postschutz Officer Visor

Postschutz Other Ranks Visor

Kriegsmarine Officer Visor

Oesteinsatz NSDAP Leader Visor

Heer Forestry Officer Visor

All of which can be found in the Headgear page.

 

 

A small collection of helmets, bayonets and assorted items including some U.S. pieces

All of which are in the New Unlisted Items page.

 

 

 

 

8/20/15

 

A few of the tropical items are now listed.  Please check below for other recent updates.

 

Todays listings includes;

 

Heer Tropical Boots

SS Tropical Boots

Heer Tropical Shorts

Heer Tropical Breeches

Luftwaffe Tropical Shirt

SS Tropical Shirt

Heer/Luft Tropical Ties

Which can be found in the Uniform Accessories page.

 

Kriegsmarine Admiral and Knights Cross Recipient Reefer

Which is in the Premium Militaria page.

 

 

A small collection of visor caps

All of which are in the New Unlisted Items page, which has items that have come in the last couple of weeks in two batches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/10/15

 

A few of the new items are now listed.  Please check below for other recent updates.

 

Todays listings include three competitively priced items;

 

SA Dagger

Which can be found in the Edged Weapons page.

 

Heer M40 Helmet

Heer M42 Helmet

Both of which are shown in the Headgear page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8/3/15

 

I have a small headgear collection coming in on consignment, some of which showed up today, along with a few other new pieces all of which have thumbnail photos added to the New Unlisted Items page.  The new items include;

 

Visors/Softcaps:

Erel transport crusher

Propaganda Crusher

Transport visor

Pekuro Transport crusher

Truppen SonderDienst (TSD) visor

Early Cav w/ traditions badge crusher

SA M43

Reichsheer crusher

Pristine form 3 Gauleiter visor

Postschutz officer

Postschutz NCO

 

Helmets:

Heer M40 partial decal

Heer M42 partial decal

 

Daggers:

SA dagger with hanger

 

There will be more caps coming in next Monday, at which time I’ll have another brief update.

 

 

7/22/15

 

Another update of some the new items.  Please check below for other recent updates.

 

Todays listings include;

 

Luftwaffe “KretaFliegerbluse

Which can be found in the Uniforms page.

 

Heer Panzergrenadier Officers Visor

Which is shown in the Headgear page.

 

Kriegsmarine Admirals Frock Coat

Heer Generals Visor, Pre-1942 New!

Heer Generals Visor, Pre-1942 (relist)

Which is shown in the Generals and High Ranks page.

 

 

 

 

 

7/21/15

 

Some of the new items are now individually listed, others will follow.

 

Todays listings include;

 

Waffen SS Modified Camo Jacket

Which can be found in the Uniforms page.

 

Waffen SS Officers Field Cap

Waffen SS Panzer Field Cap (2)

Heer Panzer Enlisted Field Cap

Heer Tropical Officers Field Cap

Luftwaffe Tropical Officers Field Cap

Which is shown in the Headgear page.

 

I have a number of new items coming in over the next few weeks, to include 20 visor caps and a few Heer combat helmets.

 

 

7/10/15

 

I have listings now completed for some camo helmets, which can be found in the Headgear page in the Militaria For Sale section.  In the next few weeks I’ll have approximately 20 new visor caps coming in as well as a few new uniforms.

 

 

 

 

7/7/15

 

I have a few new pieces added to the New Unlisted Items page, including two Pre-42 Heer Generals Visors and a Kriegsmarine Admiral’s Knights Cross Recipient reefer jacket .

 

There is also an update to the reference section, as I have added a page on the Admiral Karl Jesko von Puttkamer uniform grouping to the Rare and Unique High Ranking Personality Groups page.  This is a great example of the rare, fully documented pieces that are still out there in long-held collections.  I was fortunate enough to help one of my customers acquire this fantastic grouping and provide it a new home, and now you all can enjoy it via the detailed photos on the page.

 

 

 

 

 

6/5/15

 

As some of you may have noticed, the website was down for a few days this week.  The firm that hosts my website had the drive crash and no back-up, so both the site and my email was down.  Things are now back up (obviously) but I am checking into a new webhost so next week there is a chance the site will be down temporarily again as the switch to the new host is made.  Your patience with these technical issues and changes is appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/27/15

 

I have had quite a bit of new consignment arrive, of which an early preview can be seen in the New Unlisted Items page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/2/15

 

Todays listings include;

 

Kriegsmarine Kapitan Zur See Reefer Jacket

Kriegsmarine Oberleutnant Zur See Reefer Jacket

Which can be found in the Uniforms page.

 

Teno Leaders Visor Cap

Kreis Level High Leaders Visor Cap

SA Standartenfuhrer of General Staff Kepi

Which is shown in the Headgear page.

 

Heer Service Bayonet

Which is listed in the Edged Weapons page.

 

Senior Party Courts Officials White Top Visor

Which is listed in the Premium Militaria section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4/23/15

 

Todays listings include;

 

Leather Panzer Wrap and Pants

Which can be found in the Uniforms page.

 

Luftwaffe Erel Privat Officers Visor

Which is shown in the Headgear page.

 

Kriegsmarine Kapitan Zur See Reefer Jacket

Kriegsmarine Oberleutnant Zur See Reefer Jacket

Both of which are shown in the New Unlisted Items page along with some hats from the previous update that have not yet been fully listed.  Please check below for other recent updates.

 

Waffen SS “Wiking” Assault Gun Wrap

Marshal of the Soviet Union named tunic and pants

Both of which are listed in the Premium Militaria section.

 

 

 

 

 

4/7/15

 

A new update for this week on some items that just came in.  Full listings on some of these pieces will follow later this week, for now just thumbnails.  Todays listings include;

 

Waffen SS General Officer Visor Cap

Waffen SS Panzer OR/NCO Visor Cap

Both of which are listed in the Premium Militaria section.

 

 

Heer Panzer Wrap

SS Leather Panzer Wrap & Pants

Soviet Marshal of the Soviet Union Uniform

Luftwaffe Officers Visor

Panzer Headset

All of which are shown in the New Unlisted Items page along with some hats from the previous update that have not yet been fully listed.  Please check below for other recent updates.

 

 

 

 

 

4/3/15

 

Another update for the week.  Todays listings include;

 

Heer Generals Visor Cap

Heer Generalleutnant Insignia Group

All of which are listed in the Generals and High Ranks Militaria section.

 

Allgemeine SS NCO Visor Cap

Heer M43 Field Cap

Four Polizei Schupo Shakos

All of which are listed in the Headgear section.

 

Also please check the New Unlisted Items page for a few pieces of headgear that have not yet been listed in detail.  Also check previous updates listed below for other new items that have been recently listed (some just yesterday).

 

 

NOTE: I’m always looking for new consignments.  The majority of my offerings are consignment items from other collectors just like you.  If you have quality original merchandise, and priced right, it will eventually sell.  I also always have specific items I’m trying to find for my customers, some of which you may have.  Please see my Consignment page for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

4/2/15

 

I have some listings completed of new merchandise, more to follow in the coming days.  Todays listings include;

 

Heer Panzer Hauptmann Piped Tunic

Heer Infantry Hauptmann Piped Tunic

Luftwaffe Hermann Goring Division Hauptmann Tunic

SS Panzer Grenadier Soldbuch

All of which are listed in the Uniforms section.

 

Afrikakorps Panzergrenadier Tunic and Field Cap

Heer Generals Named Uniform

Luftwaffe Generals Named Tunic

Viktor Lutze Collar Tabs

SS “K” Collar Tab

All of which are listed in the Premium Militaria section.

 

Also please check the New Unlisted Items page for pieces that have not yet been listed in detail.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: I’m always looking for new consignments.  The majority of my offerings are consignment items from other collectors just like you.  If you have quality original merchandise, and priced right, it will eventually sell.  I also always have specific items I’m trying to find for my customers, some of which you may have.  Please see my Consignment page for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/31/15

 

 

Four new Police Kepi’s came in, which have been added to the New Unlisted Items page.  Full descriptions and detailed photos will be available by next week, if not sooner.  There will be a number of new items coming in throughout April to include some Kriegsmarine, Luftwaffe and Waffen SS uniforms.

 

 

 

 

3/13/15

 

 

I had a couple more new tunics come in, which have been added to the New Unlisted Items page.  Full descriptions and detailed photos will be available in the next couple weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

3/6/15

 

Just returned from the Show Of Shows this week and want to thank everyone who came by to say hello.  It’s always a pleasure meeting in-person collectors I’ve dealt with over the internet, which is one of the greater aspects of doing the show every year.  For those of you who never go to shows I strongly urge you to attend the SOS at least once, as it’s always a great opportunity to meet and network with other collectors as well as handle material in person.

 

I have a lot of plans for updating the reference side of the website this year.  The sales end of the site keeps the doors open and the lights turned on, but the reference area is an aspect I truly enjoy and from the feedback I get many of you value what I’ve put together.  It’s not perfect, but the great thing about websites is that they can easily be updated and errors or omissions corrected….something you can’t do with books!  At any rate, I’ve compiled hundreds of pictures and contributions from my research as well as that of others and will be doing a little editing and upgrading, a process long due in some areas.

 

Last but not least, I have an update to the website today for new items that have come in over the past few weeks.  The full listings are not yet available, but you can see thumbnails on the New Unlisted Items page.  Some very rare and very nice pieces!

 

 

 

2/8/15

 

Hello, and welcome to 2015.  It looks like a good year shaping up, as there is a lot of militaria starting to come out of some advanced collections, which I hope to offer over the course of the year. As always, if there are specific things you are looking for, please feel free to contact me as there is always quite a bit of stuff that passes through my hands and is never listed on the website.

 

Also, thanks for bearing with me on the late update.  As some of you know I had to deal with a health related issue in January which slowed down my ability to keep up with the business, but I’m back in action and looking forward to the new year as well as seeing all my friends and customers at the SOS in Louisville later this month.   There are a number of new items in today’s update, with much more to come after the SOS;

 

Luftwaffe Fallschirmjaeger Smock

Luftwaffe Generals Visor

All of which are listed in the Premium Militaria section.

 

Kreigsmarine Crew Members Cap to the “Aviso Grille”

All of which are listed in the Headgear section.

 

KB Akt SS Document Grouping

SS Panzer Grenadier Soldbuch

All of which are listed in the Documents section.

 

 

Luftwaffe Generalfeldmarschall Shoulder Insignia

Heer Generalmajor Shoulderboards

Heer Generals Collar Tab

All of which are listed in the General Officer Militaria section.

 

 

SS/SD Sleeve Diamond

SS Totenkopf Collar Tab

SS Concentration Camp Guard Collar Tab

All of which are listed in the Insignia section.

 

 

 

 

NOTE: I’m always looking for new consignments.  The majority of my offerings are consignment items from other collectors just like you.  If you have quality original merchandise, and priced right, it will eventually sell.  I also always have specific items I’m trying to find for my customers, some of which you may have.  Please see my Consignment page for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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