A high quality replica Bronze figure with silver finish of the famous Third Reich nude Victory statue holding wreath with swastika on marble plinth and signed "Thorak" .Josef Thorak (1889-1952) was an official sculptor of the Third Reich and famous for heroic grandiose sculptures such as the "striding horses" which stood outside the Reich Chancellery. The figure stands 16" including plinth which conceals a further bronze swastika.
LAH N.C.O's cyphers for the shoulderboards. These were purchased in the late 1980's by the author Robin Lumsden as original and there is some debate by SS collectors whether they are original or not, with 50% of collectors who believe they are original and 50% who believe they are produced in Eastern Europe. The fact these were purchaised before the Berlin Wall came down seems to dispel this theory, however in light of this we have erred on the
side of caution and are selling them as high quality replicas with a
view that they are possibly original but have no conclusive evidence. We have priced them accordingly, prongs to reverse missing.
Eagle Order 2nd Class with Swords .Instituted on 1st May 1937 this high award was awarded to foreigners only as a mark of recognition and esteem by the German Government. The version offered is the 2nd Class with Swords which was issued to military personal of Italy and other allies of Germany during WWII. Die struck in bronze and finished in white enamel in gilt. The swords are riveted onto the front of the cross.
1411Ranked second only to the Grand Cross, the Knights Cross was in fact the most coveted of all Third Reich Germanys decorations. This example is die struck in one piece and has a black painted centre with a pleasing and authentic antiqued silver finish. Complete with correct suspension loop and 12"/30cm of neck ribbon. A fine quality piece at an affordable price.
The Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross with Swords was introduced on 19th August, 1940, and was awarded for outstanding military or civilian merit which did not involve combat service on the front line. The version with swords was awarded for bravery or merit which involved exposure to physical danger. These crosses feature the marker's marks '1' and '900' along the bottom edge of the cross as well as on the suspension loop.This product is the more desirable thin type, rather than the thicker version. It is die-struck in one piece with a heavy silver plate finish. It also comes with 12 inches of the according Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross ribbon.
The Luftwaffe Diamond issue of the Pilot/Observer Badge was introduced by Hermann Göring in 1935.Its recipients were extremely varied, ranging from the German military elite including Erwin Rommel, Wolfram von Richthofen and Göring himself, to Finnish Commander-in-Chief Baron von Mannerheim and Italian leader Benito Mussolini. It features the bejewelled eagle clutching the swastika at the centre, framed by a laurel and oakleaf wreath.Complete with maker's name on reverse and flat pin, the badges have a semi-matt gilt wreath and silver eagle, bejewelled with imitation diamonds. The piece is also made in the correct two-piece, riveted construction.
The Spanish Cross was awarded to members of Legion Kondor, a Division comprising of German Soldiers serving in the Spanish Civil War. The issue with diamonds was reserved for those deserving the highest honour, and was only ever awarded to 28 people, predominantly successful Luftwaffe Pilots.This gold issue is made from a zinc alloy and finished with a ring of imitation diamonds around the swastika. They also feature the correct vertical pin on the reverse.
Officially called The March 13, 1938 Commemorative Medal, the award was
used to commemorate the return of Austria to the German Reich. It is
also known as the Anschluss Medal, and was awarded to Austrian members
of the NSDAP and contributors to the campaign.
S.S. 4 Year Long Service Medal. This
award was instituted on 21st October 1938 and bestowed after 4 years
loyal service in the S.S. This superb original quality piece is die
struck in bronze with the correct blackened finish.
WW2 German Mine Rescue Medal, the obverse depicts crossed miner’s
hammers superimposed with the national insignia. The reverse has the
raised inscription, " Fur Verdienst im Gruben wehrwesen” For service in the mines.
Maker marked Richard Sieper & Sohne Ludenscheid.RZM and M1/25 marked.The Germanic Proficiency Runes Award of the S.S. was instituted on 15th August, 1943, by Heinrich Himmler. It was awarded to Germanic S.S. members for exemplary conduct and merit. This silver version of the award is complete with maker's name and code on reverse as well as the correct wide pin fitting.These badges have a silvered finish and black enamel, with maker's mark and wide pin on the back.
This 1939 Bar to the Iron Cross was awarded to recipients of the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class who were subsequently awarded the 1939 Iron Cross during WWII. The bar features the maker’s code on the reverse, and is fixed onto its ribbon with four fitted prongs.This insignia is finished in matt silver plate, and is supplied with a 6"/15cm length of 1914 Iron Cross ribbon.
The Iron Cross 1st Class is one of the most famous awards in military history. This WW2 design has the the swastika and the 1939 date on the front, and was one of the highest decoration of the war.These pin back badges are die struck in one piece and have an aged, antique finish with a black painted centre. The reverse has the correct flat pin which is completed with the maker’s code mark.
Maker marked '1' The War Merit Cross with Swords was instituted on the 11th October, 1939, and was awarded for civilian or military merit which did not involve combat service on the front line. This is the 1st Class version with swords, which was awarded for bravery in the face of physical danger.These crossed feature a smart, light silvered finish to the front with a flat pin to the reverse for fitting.
Die cast and silvered with correct ribbon of the German Olympic Memory Medal (Deutsche Olympia-Erinnerungsmedaille).This silvered medal was awarded for service in the organisation of the 1936 Olympic Games held in Berlin. This was the lowest of the three classes of the German Olympic Decoration (Deutsche Olympia-Ehrenzeichen or Deutsches Olympiaehrenzeichen) and was not restricted to German Nationals.The back is stamped "Für Verdienstvolle Mitarbeit Bei Den Olympischen Spielen 1936" when translated means "For Meritorious Collaboration At The Olympic Games 1936".Supplied with 6 inches of the correct black edged orange ribbon with white stripes.
RZM and maker marked BM 1/122 These Golden Honour Badges signified exceptional service in or to the Hitler Youth, through either impressive acts or long service. It had many high-profile recipients such as Heinrich Himmler, as well as many forgeign nationals.This detailed reproduction features the Hitler Youth diamond at the centre, surrounded on all four side by a row of oakleaves. The reverse is complete with a pin and markers mark.
War time style 'LDO' envelope of the type used for German military medals.Paper construction with the 'LDO' motif applied to the front and standard LDO information to the reverse. The LDO or Leistungsgemeinschaft der deutschen Ordenhersteller was the quality control organization regulating retailers of orders and decorations.