A Superb Pre WW2 Nazi SS Fire Protection Police Sidearm & Original FrogIn fair to excellent condition overall, manufactured circa 1933. Used by the Fire Protection Police [under the control of the SS]. With original leather frog. Plated blade, plated hilt with checquered celluliod grip. Double 'S' quillon guard. In overall superb condition. An organization that was an auxiliary to the Ordnungspolizei, and during the war was absorbed into the SS. Feuerschutzpolizei. By 1938, all of Germany's local fire brigades were part of the ORPO. Orpo Hauptamt had control of all civilian fire brigades. ORPO's chief was SS-Oberstgruppenführer Kurt Daluege who was responsible to Himmler alone until 1943 when Daluege had a massive heart attack. From 1943, Daluege was replaced by Obergruppenführer Alfred Wünnenberg until May 1945.
ORPO was structurally reorganised by 1941. It had been divided into the numerous offices covering every aspect of German law enforcement in accordance with Himmler's desire for public control of all things.
Code: 19857Price: 245.00 GBP
German Third Reich DRL Sports Badge.DRL 1937 issue. [Deutsches Reichsabzeichen fu Liebsubungen]. Hitler considered this the one award all German's should have. The DRL Sports Badge Replaced the DRA Sports Badge in 1937. The difference being the addition of a Swastika. To qualify for the Bronze grade a men or women had to be between the ages of 18 and 32. They also had to past all 5 parts of a rigorous physical test within a 12 month period to qualify for the Bronze Grade. The 5 physical tests were in Swimming, Jumping, Running, Weight Throwing and Speed. The Speed Test for men consisted of running 10,911 yards in 50 minutes, or swim 1,091 yards in 29 minutes or cycle 12.5 miles in 45 minutes.Part of a very fine and significant collection of German medals and awards we were most fortunate to acquire from a grandnephew of a U-Boat commander. Both Heinrich Himmler Gestapo Chief, and Reinhard Heidrich wore the DRL sports badges.
Code: 19856Price: 110.00 GBP
6. Schiffsstammabteilung Der Ostsee Training Crew Recruits Baltic CommandA very impressive cap tally from the 1930's and WW2. Photo in the gallery of the Schiffsstammabteilung Der Ostsee officers and men.
Code: 19855Price: 75.00 GBP
A Fine 19th Century Ivory and Silver Mounted Burmese Dha DaggerThis fine example of a Burmese dagger (dha-hmyaung) a slightly curved, single-edged steel blade; and an
ivory hilt with silver mounts.
The hilt collar is of silver embellished with a band of finely plaited silver. The blade is fully inlaid with silver mythical beast and mythical bird surrounded by scrolls and a Burmese script panel. Far more frequently they a found with plain blades, and sometimes with small silver inlays but most infrequently with fully inlaid silver décor. 11 inches long overall
Code: 19854Price: 225.00 GBP
A National Socialist Motor Corps Enlisted Man's Side Cap Eagle Badgean eagle sitting, its talons gripping a wreath swastika below, with a ribbon banner above inscribed "NSKK", -
Code: 19853Price: On Request
NSKK Silver Bullion Kepi Cap Eagle Badge
Code: 19852Price: On Request
A German WW2 Kriegsmarine Breast Eagle
Code: 19851Price: 78.00 GBP
A Good Czech Model Mauser VZ24 Rifle Sword Bayonet.With Czech State stamp and maker coded scabbard tgf. A very good condition Czech VS 24, early pattern bayonet with full muzzle ring, and scabbard. Fully blued pommel and crossguard with perfect wooden grips with original screws. 11.75" upturned blade in original parkerized type finish. In its original steel & blued scabbard The vz. 24 rifle is a bolt-action carbine designed and produced in Czechoslovakia from 1924 to 1942. It was developed from the famous Mauser Gewehr 98 line, and features a very similar bolt design. The rifle was designed in Czechoslovakia shortly after World War I, featuring a 600 mm (23.6") barrel which was shorter and considered more handy than the 150 mm (5.9") -longer Gewehr 98. The carbine followed a similar trend in weapon design at the time, that a short rifle gave away little in ballistic efficiency at combat ranges, but was easier to handle on account of its shorter length.
During World War II, the vz. 24 was produced for the German armed forces during its occupation. The rifle was also produced in nearby Slovakia, a German ally and puppet state during the war.
After the occupation of Czechoslovakia in 1939, the Germans took existing stocks of the vz.24 into service and continued production. The vz. 24 was easily incorporated into the German forces due to its similarity to the Kar 98k enabling the same training and maintenance procedures and use of the same 7.92×57mm Mauser ammunition. By the start of the war the Wehrmacht had equipped 11 divisions with the rifle. The Germans designated it Gewehr 24(t) ('t' being the national origin designator tschechoslowakisch, the German word for "Czechoslovak"; such national origin designators were German practice for all foreign weapons taken into service).
Code: 19850Price: 95.00 GBP
A Fine German Medal for the "Flowers War" campaigns of March 1938.WWII German 13 Marz 1938 Service Medal Instituted on May 1, 1938, the medal commemorated the annexation of Austria to the German Reich, the so-called Anschluss. The move was the first in Hitler's quest for Lebensraum, and it strengthened German flanks while weakening those of Czechoslovakia. German troops crossed the border on March 12, 1938, without meeting any resistance. The stage had been set by a series of "incidents" provoked by members of the Nazi Party in Austria, and diplomatic pressure and ultimatums set forth by the German government. This first action, while perhaps raising suspicions, did not cause general alarm in the world community, as it seemed to be done by choice of the Austrian people who spoke German.
The medal, known as the "Anschluss medal", was awarded to all those Austrians who contributed to or participated in the annexation as well as the members of the Austrian National Socialism movement. It was also awarded to German State officials and members of the German Wehrmacht and SS who marched into Austria.
It was awarded until December 13, 1940. The round, highly detailed, die-struck medal was based on the 1938 Party Day Badge and designed by Professor Richard Klein.
On the obverse of the medal, symbolic of Austrian adhesion to the German realm, a man holding the Nazi flag stands on a dais bearing the emblem of the “Third Reich”; he assists onto the dais a second man, on whose right hand a broken shackle still may be seen. On the reverse is the inscription "13. März 1938" (March 13, 1938), the date of the Anschluss; the date is surrounded by the words, "Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer" ("One People, One Empire, One Leader").
The edges of the medal are smooth. It is suspended from a red ribbon with white-black-white stripes at the edges of the ribbon and is made of brass or tombak bronze with a silvered matte finish.
Code: 19849Price: 70.00 GBP
WWII German African Campaign Medal -The item featured here is the WWII German-Italian African medal. It was issued to soldiers who participated in the joint campaign between German and Italian soldiers in North Afrika. Not it's original issue ribbon which should contain green as well.
This medal is the red bronze variant with the artist's name (LORIOLI MILANO) in raised letters over the left claw of the alligator.
The DE MARCHIS maker mark is centered at the bottom in stamped letters.
The condition near excellent, with minor tarnish apparent.
Code: 19848Price: 95.00 GBP
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