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Out of the woodwork.....a fantastic double decal Austrian Transitional Helmet, decals are 95% plus, it has the original chin strap and the 3 pad liner which are all very supple. The brownish green paint has just the right amount of wear. The helmet is marked by the chin strap on the right side with a 6 pointed star and 66. One of the nicest of these helmets I've ever seen. Definitely a keeper.
Right out of the woodwork....just a super looking "Black Brigade" Helmet, original chin strap and liner, both still supple, chin strap is missing the buckle. The liner is named in two places and is a size 58. Hand brushed black paint and a incredible hand done skull with dagger. When do you see them. The "Black Brigade" was made up of Black Shirts Action Squads and were a Fascist Paramilitary Group, much the same as the German Brown Shirts (SA).
One of the nicest Civil Defense helmets I've ever run across. It looks to be a size 7 1/4 and is made by "Strauss" as per the paper tag on the inside. Made of a fiber type material and has a great look to it. It comes with a military type canvas chin strap and has just the right amount of aging to it to make it a classic.
Here is an Overall Drill Coat for a Women's Land Army member. It has the broad arrow mark, dated 1944, size Large (bust 39" to 42") by A. Learner & Son. It is in near mint condition, complete with belt and all buttons. It is made of a heavy cotton material and looks great. The W.L.A. was reformed in 1938 to train women in agricultural work, which then allowed more men to enter combat. Most were young women from towns and cities.
Got two super looking 1939 IC 2nd class spanges for the WWI Iron Cross Medal. Neither of them are maker marked, but each one has all four of the attachment prongs on the reverse. They seem to be by two different makers, as there are some very slight differences. They are sold at $200 each, or take both for $375.
Just a great grouping of items to the Signal Corps Carrier Pigeon service in WW2. Consisting of the following: one double and two single wood pigeon transport cages, the double with metal tag, dated 1944. an A/B pigeon carrier, 6 message capsules, one 1943 dated map overlay pack with 2H pencil, 3 tin feed/water trays for cages (rare), wrapper for feed/water tray & message holders, one unopened pack of map overlay pad, 2 pencils and 1 message book and two folded sheets of message paper. Truly hard to find stuff, all for one money.
A super nice looking Canadian Pilot Uniform grouping, consisting of Tunic, trousers, overcoat and visor cap, all made by "Burberry's" of Canada. The tunic has a beautiful Pilot wing, Flight Lt. sleeve stripes and ribbons for Canadian Defense and Canadian Volunteer Service w/Overseas Service, Maple Leaf Device. There is also a Red Wedge Hat, for those aircrew members who just joined the RCAF and needed more technical physics & mathematics training. They were sent to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. A great looking grouping in around a size 36.
Right out of the woodwork, a super hard to find M-35 single decal Kriegsmarine helmet, hand painted in battleship grey, as used by shipboard gun crews. Original liner and chinstrap, named on inside to: "Kemptner". Marked inside NS64 (Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke) in Schwerte, also marked DN76 by man's name. The outline of the single decal can be seen through the paint on the left side, the liner is original to the helmet and is dry with some damage. Just a great looking hard to find helmet.