WW2 - Capture Items
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).
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.
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.
These are German made timing devices developed in 1933 for camera's that did not have a built-in self timer. During the war, the German Armed Forces used these as a delayed triggering device for booby traps. I have two of the larger size left, by "Haka Autonips", with a photocopy of the instructions. They are sold at $50 each, or take both of them for $90.