WWI Dough Boy painted camo battle helmet, well done depicting a American Patriotic Shield with crossed canons and his name & regiment painted across the brow of the helmet “Corporal Emil Mosel – 47th Artillery” 152nd Regiment. The helmet liner is intact with makers label in the crown and number #1810 stamped inside the brow. Remarkably fresh and a superb display piece from WW I



WWII American Soldiers ‘War Trophy” captured Nazi police helmet painted “ St Nazaire, France – April 7th, 1945” with a red star at crown and Nazi Military emblems intact . St Nazaire was the last battle on French soil against the Nazi Occupation, a small pocket of German Troops still entrenched there were hit with napalm one of the first uses of this deadly weapon. The German soldiers surrendered in what was to become the last battle on French soil during the war.



1930 Rommel Afrika Korps - ‘2’ desert Pith Helmets with Afrika Korps insignia and makers labels. An interesting and original set of both types of these rare desert helmets worn by Rommel’s Tank Corps in the Mid-East during the early days of WWII the pair



M1 “Paratrooper Carbine” made by Inland – General Motors 1944, 30 cal serial # 5325xxx with 20 rd. army issue magazine and side knife/bayonet. Back when Chevy built guns instead of cars during World War II War Effort when al of America pitched in to Win the War. A superb paratrooper model perfect for display CCR*



M1 Carbine made by IBM Corporation 1943, 30 cal serial # with 20 rd. army issue magazine. IBM joined the ranks of gun manufacturing during WWII War Effort their guns are scarce as by 1945 they ceased all weapon production and went back to building computers. Fine condition CCR*



M1 Carbine made by Rock-Ola 1944, 30 cal serial # with 20rd army issue magazine. A fine Rock Island Armory carbine issued late war CCR*



DWM 1902 Luger Sporting Carbine 7.65mm .30 cal Luger with matching Shoulder stock serial # 24657 and tools and cleaning rod with original sling, sharply marked DWM Waffen Manufactory. A limited number of these rare Lugers were ever produced utilizing the long frame and characteristics of the 1900 parabellums. The original checkered diamond cut grips are near mint as is the bore and the entire gun. This 7.65 was the preferred caliber for accuracy for both Europe as well as South America, and a three-hundred meter front sight made this gun all the more accurate. This carbine was made to compete with the Mauser Broomhandle models and other light weight rifles in European market. A Masterpiece only 2500 were ever produced, well cared for and an important addition to an Advanced Luger Collection with 99% original finish & mint bore. (later wood case for display: Provenance: Tom Armstrong Collection) CCR* serial #24426 recently sold at RIA.



WWI US Army “Tanker” complete uniform including his US Army uniform coat, Pants that are heavily padded for Tanker use, his Linen leggings w/straps and leather shin guards, his Field Hat and his “Gillette Khaki Shaving Kit” where he wrote his name “E.E. McMullen”. This was the 1st Tank War General Patton had trained US Tankers in Ft Leavenworth to fight using these new mobile canons. The “Tank Corps” shoulder patches are wonderful and rarely seen. A great identified Tankers uniform set dated in 1918.



German Imperial Navy 1914-1916 Uniform, hat & belt set with silver/brass buckle, with canteen and Boarding sword with large double edge blade. The hat is lettered “3.II. Mat Rosen – Division II.3” A very rare uniform set.



WWI German Imperial Navy Luger 9mm Model 1906 serial #4113 -marked 1 SB for 1st Sea Battalion with matching serial numbered wood stock, leather holster with original straps of the period and 2 extra matching magazines all with matching numbers. With German Imperial Navy crown stamped on frame of the gun and shoulder stock with holster, with correct tools and cleaning rod for this gun. A important Luger Rarity CCR*



German Imperial Navy 1914 “ Boarding cutlass /Fighting sword” “ 16” long excellent blade made by Simpson at Suhl, the guard of the sword is marked I.T.D. serial #212 the original scabbard is similarly marked and both sword & scabbard and are excellent. A large German Navy fighting sword for board enemy vessels. Only 5000 of these swords were ever made, most of them are at the bottom of the ocean. In remarkably fine condition for this Ultra rare sword.



WWI German Navy Submarine ‘ 9th Torpedo Boat Squadron” hat identified to Heinrich Schmidt inside the crown of the Halb Flotilla Squadron, with elaborate makers advertisement inside the hat “ Willhelm Spechtmeyer Uniform Munzen Fabric Eferen”. This was the 1st war to fully utilize submarine warfare to wreak havoc against the Allied Forces Navy and Merchant Marine ships.



WWI Aviator’s Uniform, US Army Air Corps with handsewn shoulder patches, with worn thin padded pants and campaign hat. This was the 1st war to fully utilize Airplanes both as fighters as well as bombers the beginning of an era.



The Original HQ Field Flag of the Lafayette Escadrille - the most famous American Fighter Squadron of World War I of young Americans Pilots who volunteered to go to France and fight the Germans in 1916 before America entered the war. Their exploits in France as patriotic young American fighter pilots became legendary.

Historically important and certainly the Top Historical Flag of the 1st World War a magnificent Showpiece approximately 36 x 36 inches made of polished cotton with silver metallic fringe, with a large American Indian Chief wearing a war bonnet (this is the same motto as painted on their fighter planes ) hand embroidered at center surrounded by American Stars. This flag is very similar to the one in the collection of the United States Air Force museum which is made of silk, the Indian Chief is different and most importantly this flag is made of cotton more suitable for field use than silk, light stains from usage, some silver fringe is missing again from field use, a remarkable and very beautiful Head Quarters flag made for and used by them in France (The recent Movie “Fly Boys” by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer is about the Lafayette Squadrons daring Air Battles over France)



The Memphis Belle US Army Air Force perhaps the most famous B17 bomber of WWII. Original from life photographs of each of the crew taken in 1944 when the flew around America for a War Bond drive, signed by each member of the crew in 1944, pictured is Captain Jim “ Stuka” Vernon. These all came from Captain Robert Morgan’s estate and are believed to be unique (7 Signed Photographs).



Southeast Asia US Army Airforce pilot’s “Blood Chit” printed on linen and sewn inside American A-2 Flight jackets offering a reward for helping a downed American Pilot. Printed in 7 different Languages French, Laotian, Thai, Vietnamese (Annam), Japanese, Chinese and Korean. Announces that help will defeat the Japanese enemy and serial numbered 30860. Very Fine as these were first issued to Chennault’s Flying Tigers over China pre-1940, this one is obviously latter in the war 1944-45 during the Japanese occupation of Vietnam and Laos. approximate 8 x 10 inches.



Allied Forces “Safe Conduct Pass” for surrendering Japanese soldiers and signed Commander and Chief Allied Forces (MacArthur) depicting Japanese in a simpler way of life working in the fields as rice farmers rather than being killed as soldiers “ The Bearer has ceased resistance. Treat him in Accordance with International Law, C & C Allied Forces”.



Mauser Baby Luger “Prototype serial No. 1” with magazine also serial No. 1 7.65 cal. on a Swiss frame 29/70. This very gun is Illustrated in Parabellum page 3 as being built in 1974. Accompanied by 10-page letter of Authenticity by Mauro Baudino the Mauser Company Historian, headed Mauser Parabellum “Baby” 10.000001 stating that is among the rarest models ever produced by Mauser in the history of the Parabellum. A Unique one of kind Luger CCR* .



Nazi SS Prinz Eugene “UnIssued’ SS officer’s sword still in the Eickhorn Factory wrapper never opened and never issued, captured from the Eickhorn sword factory as a War Trophy at the end of the war. Absolutely mint and never issued and still in its original wraps with the original sword factory label “Eickhorn – Sollingen, No. 1765 Swastika & Eagle” unopened and untouched since May 1945, a tremendous War Trophy.



Nazi Germany Mint - Hoard of Silver Coins, captured from the Reich Bank at end of war, still in the original wrapper and never opened. The Nazi government stopped all coinage with precious metals when WWII began in 1939. Contains 40 uncirculated 90% silver 5-mark coins with Hindenburg on one side and the Nazi Eagle and Swastika on the other. Minted in 1938 in Berlin only a few of these intact and unopened rolls of silver 5-mark coins exist. A great War Trophy of Nazi Silver Coins in their original rolls from the German Mint, as after the war all coins depicting the Nazi symbol were banned by the Allied Military Governments and these coins were ordered to be melted down greatly reducing the survival rate of these original rolls. (sealed roll of 40 silver coins uncirculated, size of a US Half Dollar).



Nazi Germany stamps – a complete set 1 pfg to 5 mark value in Full Sheets captured from the German Post Office in fresh unused condition. Very Rare as all the stamps depicting Hitler were destroyed in Germany immediately after the war by order of the Allied Military Governments, only the examples taken by soldiers survive. Perfect for display these were the stamps that every German used in Nazi Germany in their daily lives during WWII (19 Full Sheets = 1900 Hitler Stamps).



Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany – large Propaganda Poster 1933 announcing Hitler and the Nazi Party becoming part of the German Government. Adolf Hitler was elected the Reich Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933 which paved the way for his complete take over of the German Government in 1934 after Hindenburg died. A rare broadside depicting the “Leaders of the National Socialists Revolution” with Goering in the back ground and other leaders of the Nazi Party standing behind Hitler, and Hindenburg in front as the President of Germany. This is perhaps the earliest broadside depicting Hitler as the Leader of Germany. (16 x 20 inches some from posting)



Black Sheep Squadron - Remington .45 Model 1911 pistol – Carried by US Marine Corps Fighter Pilot Lt. Henry Bourgeois he flew with “ Pappy Boyington” in some of the most daring air battles of WWII

The Black Sheep Squadron – The most famous and iconic American fighter squadron of WWII this pistol was carried by a US Marine Aviator in the famous “Black Sheep Squadron”. Serial # 1992289 in excellent functional condition as issued to and carried by Lt. Henry Bourgeois USMC on his combat missions while flying his Corsair fighter plane and throughout the war. Their squadron was formed by just 27 young men in August 1943 commanded by Major Boyington who had just returned from China having flown with the equally famous “Flying Tigers”. Their heroism and air to air kills is the stuff of legend. They were latter awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action. Lt Bourgeios later flew USMC Jet Fighters during the Korean War where his squadron was the 1st engaged and transitioned from Corsair to the new US Jet Fighter, and rose thru the ranks he retired as Lt. Colonel USMC in 1961 an American Hero & Patriot.(accompanied by Letter of Provenance from his daughter and photograph of Lt. Bourgeois and other Black Sheep pilots with their commander Pappy Boyington)



Colt .45 Model 1911 – Prototype pen and ink drawings on linen by Colt Gunsmiths at the Colt factory from 1910 to WWII. A series of 65 original mechanical drawings from the 1st Model 1911 with Improvement up to WWII

Colt Model 1911 – The most famous and iconic American pistol in the history of WWII.

Designed by John Browning and tested in 1910 and accepted by the US Army on March 29, 1911 this .45 single action semi-automatic pistol became the gun of the US Army from WW1 thru WWII and Korea/Vietnam over 2.7 million were issued to US soldiers. These original Colt factory drawings illustrate and document this guns’ progressive design and improvements, the 1st drawings are dated 1910 when it was being tested for the army contract and chronologically detail the improvements made over the next twenty years. Each drawing is signed by a Colt Factory gunsmith or mechanical draftsman and documents the creation of the most important American pistol of the 20th Century. Historically important and worthy of research and publishing (65 original 18 x 24-inch design drawings, ink and red pencil on linen).



Nazi Captain’s Uniform set and personal effects of Capt. Gunther Keese, 78th German Infantry, Killed on the Russian Front in a battle near Rhsew,Russia Volga River near Moscow during Hitlers "Hold or Die" order on June 16,1940. A remarkable group which includes his Wedding photograph wearing this very uniform. Includes his 10 and 20-year army ribbons, his side knife with his name engraved on the cross guard having a bright lustrous blade made by “E.& F. Horster-Solingen” with silver belt sword hangers. This dress uniform set has everything including an extra set of aguillettes and all his epaulettes/insignia as he rose in Rank in the German Army, and his medals in a red velvet round leather case. His Officer’s hat, epaulettes with over the shoulder belt set. Accompanied by copies of letters from the Russian Front informing his wife of his death in battle stating that he took 3 or 4 Russians down with him when he was shot, his German Army Death certificate, an Wedding photo’s wearing this very uniform with Dagger.



Early Nazi Party “Gold” Banner/Flag from the 1920’s as Hitler builds the Nazi Party to take offer Germany in 1933. Handmade of gold curtain material, using gold thread and fringe around the edges and a blue fabric Nazi Eagle and Swastika at center with Deutches Reich lettering sewn across the bottom, the verso of the flag is even more interesting depicting Lightning Bolts with the famous Iron Cross motif at center with a swastika in center of the Iron Cross and brass hangers on the hoist. A homemade flag/banner by a local Nazi Party member at a time when Germany was suffering thru massive inflation, a loaf of bread went from 1 mark to a 100 billion marks bankrupting the country and everyone in it which paved the way for Hitler’s rise to power (48 x 48 inches)



Nazi City Flag produced in Berlin and distributed to the city governments to fly the German National Flag, then hand embroidered locally with the name of the city Heymartl (Austria) in top left corner. With original ties on the hoist and fringe around three sides, in near mint condition 48x54 inches.



Nazi Factory Workers Flag produced in Berlin and distributed to factories throughout Germany and hand embroidered locally by factory workers that kept the German war time economy running. This one for a factory in Austria – Osterburg ( Saxony) embroidered on gold and blue and sewn onto upper left corner, with metal snap hooks for the hoist, in near mint condition 48 x 54 inches



WWII Chinese Army Browning Model 1911 9mm HP with wooden shoulder stock/holster made in Canada during the last days of the war for the Chinese Army to defend themselves against the Japanese Occupation of China. Made by Inglis of Canada under an Allied Forces contract to supply our allies in China with weapons. Very unusual semi-automatic with wooden 1945 holster that also served as a shoulder stock. It has Chinese military inspector markings on the slide with serial # 3 CH 7637 on the receiver made in 1945 it was 1 of only 4000 delivered to the Chinese who were not only fighting the Japanese but elements of the Chinese Communists army as well. A most unusual and historical WWII gun that was also later used for Special Ops by the Canadians. CCR*.



Nazi SS officers uniform coat - SS LAH “ Hitler’s Personal Bodyguard Regiment”, handpicked SS soldiers for the LAH or Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler began as Hitler’s Personal Bodyguards, protecting not only Hitler but his offices and his homes. They fought in every battle front of the war, their last battles were in Hungary during the siege of Budapest against the Soviet army, they later surrendered to the US Army in Austria. The cuff title has been removed to hide the identity of the SS Officer that wore this uniform coat during the war, you can still see on the sleeve where the cuff title was. This is a late war model SS uniform with some wear and tear, all easily repairable by the new owner/collector. This is a very scarce SS uniform to acquire and it could easily be brought back to original as issued condition.



Nazi SS Snipers 4 X Scope by Hensoldt/Wetzlar -This SS scope is quite rare, it has the Totenkof markings and SS stamped markings. Ajack made 90% of the SS sniper scopes, this one is made by Hensoldt which is a very rare maker of these SS Sniper scopes. Fully functional these scopes were used by the SS on their short rail sniper rifles with elevation adjustments with graduations from 1 to 8. In excellent condition and ready to be mounted on a rifle.



Nazi SS Lions Head sword - the SS did not receive their own swords until 1935. Before that the SS members were allowed to take their Imperial German Lions Head swords and have them refurbished and make them into SS swords. There are many different types of these and not two are exactly the same, as they were all custom made according to what the SS officer wanted on them. What makes this one even more rare is the fact it also has the ‘SS’ motto etched on the blade also. Very few of these SS Lions Head swords are known to exist and even fewer with the SS motto etched onto the blade. All silver fitting and the earliest SS sword, in excellent condition with a bright blade



Nazi SA “Ground Rohm” dagger - with an unusual etched blade motif, the SA daggers had a total of four different etched blade motifs. The most common motif is the one the SA made over a half a million of beginning in 1933. But the 1st type that the SA made were called " Christmas " daggers because they came out in Christmas 1932, and were presented to the SA leaders at Christmas time in 1932, only about 60 of these were ever made. Shortly after that the SA experimented with another design with the ground top edge of the blade called the “Ground Rhom” of which only 20 were produced. In 1933 they started mass producing Nazi daggers with the more common blade motif that was used throughout the 3rd Reich until 1945. (see illustration of the 3 different blade etchings)



Nazi Commander and Chief of the German Army during the Invasion of Poland and France - Field Marshal Walther von Braushitsch his personal archive – including his “Diamond” inlaid uniform dagger, his personal Mauser 7.65 pistol with both holsters for field and dress, his Lieutenant Generals Uniform Collar insignia and his Imperial German Lion Head sword presented to him with his name engraved on the backstrap along with photographs and other personal items, captured by US soldier Pvt. Sullivan as a War Trophy at wars end. General Brauchitsch served as Commander-in-Chief of the German Army from February 1938 until December 1941. He played a key role in the Battle of France and oversaw the German invasions of Yugoslavia and Greece. For his part in the Battle of France, Brauchitsch became one of 12 generals that Hitler promoted to Field Marshal. A rare grouping brought home as a War Trophy by an American soldier.



Japanese Arisaka Type 99 Machine Gun captured war trophy from the Battle of Yap in the Caroline Islands in 1944. Captured by a US Marine who destroyed the Japanese machine nest that had his company pinned down during the battle, he kept this gun as a War Trophy. This would make a perfect non-firing museum display, it is thoroughly de-milled yet displays well as an example of what the Marines were up against when they landed and captured the Japanese occupied islands across the pacific.



German MG 42 “Hitler’s Buzz Saw” Machine Gun 1944 in original wood case from WWII used in postwar Greece by NATO until 1970 then de-milled and sold into the civilian market. A perfect museum non-firing display of the most popular machine gun of the Nazi Army with an interesting postwar history of being used by NATO troops stationed in Greece. Accompanied by its original wood case from WWII with it’s 50 rd magazine and Greek document from 1970.

(Note both de-milled museum display machine guns as a pair only $5,500)


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