Private purchase visor cap with field grey doeskin wool body and white wool waffenfarbe to crown and bordering centreband.Front of cap has a alloy eagle,alloy wreath and tricolour cockade.Blackened leather chinstrap with sliding adjustment buckles.Cap interior lined in gold rayon.Clear celluloid sweat diamond with 'Extra Klasse' logo and owners name written on paper insert slip ' Max Buhler Gefr' (Gefreiter)
Brown sweatband with embossed 'KARST' to side. Some moth nips to front and crown and some staining.
A very rare and unique doll of a Scottish Soldier in kilt and battledress tunic.Carved wooden head and hands with leather boots and padded cloth arms and legs.We know this was made in a P.O.W. Camp from the family it came from.However unable to determine if this was in German or possibly Japanese camp as there is a badge on the glengarry with what possibly appears to be Kanji characters.The head has been exquisitely carved and detailed by someone with wood carving skills.Items like this were made by prisoners to pass the time.18 inches tall.
Zinc construction clasp.Magnetic backing plate intact.Pin and retainer complete.Maker details to reverse 'F.L.L.' for Friedrich Linden of Ludenscheid and the designer's 'Fec. W.E. Peekhaus, Berlin'
A rare collection box for the WHW(Winterhilfswerk) Winter Relief Work Fund.Red painted sheet metal can with embossed writing to lid 'Papier geld' (Paper money) with round hole for placing paper money.Above this is serial number of can and a slot for putting coins in. Front of can has embossed writing 'Gau Steiermark' a region in Austria.
The bottom of the box has embossed maker stamp and details 'M.Westermann & Co, GmbH , WESCO, Neheim-Ruhr 8 '
A wooden frame with mounting and recess featuring the Princess Mary tin ,the original packets for the cigarettes and the tobacco,the pipe and period photos of the King and Queen and Princess Mary and a message from the Princess. .The burgandy backing cloth is now very faded over the many years since WWI. The frame shows understandable wear but in good condition.Does not appear to have had glass in frame as this would have not fitted with the contents in frame.
Memorial plaque and citations to Trimmer Samuel Bodycombe Rees, H.M.S. Calgarian. H.M.S. Calgarian was an Armed Merchant Cruiser of the Royal Navy.She was sunk by U-19 off Rathlin Island Northern Ireland on March 1st 1918.The initial torpedo strike did not sink her and she managed to contain the damage but was struck by a further four torpedoes from the U-Boat despite being surrounded by other ships protecting her.The frame has a small split to top left corner.Framer details to reverse of frame.
Multi piece construction flag all complete with rope attachment and in excellent condition.Difficult to determine age as no markings and WWII flags are very similar to later ones in construction.65'' x 36'' approx
Death Plaque named to Andrew Johnstone. Very nice brass photo frame trench art decorated with 'Somme' and 'Ancre' to top corners with crown in centre.To bottom 'France' with flowers engraved on both sides.Photograph has the soldier in full uniform,however it is very difficult to determine his regiment as his belt buckle and Plaid brooch are quite small and it is hard to make out the images.
Work book for foreign worker in Vienna. .Green carded cover.40 pages with 'Deutsches Reich, Arbeitsbuch Fur Auslander'( Work Book For Foreigners) to front cover .
Named to Maria Gunsch a Polish worker from Gartniki in north eastern Poland near the border with Belarus.She was employed as a kitchen assistant on 17th Dec 1942 for Elise and Franz Waltschek in a Wine Bar at Schulgasse 26 in the Weinhaus district of Vienna.
On the back in the name box is another name for a Stephania Zcezmzya? .Why this is not Maria Gunsch name in the box we do not know,perhaps the book was instead issued to Maria and as for the other girl ,we will never know.
Grey card stock cover.Various details filled in.Includes twp photos of Kriegsmarine U-Boats and crew on deeck returning to base. No indication he served in the Kriegsmarine.
The National Labour Service For Young Women (Reichsarbeitsdienst fur die weibliche Jugend) female version of the male RAD.Off white cardboard pass named to a Marie Gespers,with signed photo of her in uniform.Also details of her service.Back page has details of her conditions of service.
Molded black rubber gas mask with alloy fittings and celluloid eye lenses.Waffenampt stamps and issue numbers including issue number to owner.Rubber and all fittings in excellent condition.Breathing filter stamped and complete.
Comes housed in tan cardboard box with similar top lid and sides stapled closed.Top lid is embossed stamped with 'VM , M(Size) RL1-38/4 Vertrieb gemaB
Luftschutzgesetz genehmigt(National Air Raid Protection Laws).Box interior still has all panels present to secure mask and filter.Paper instruction leaflet and rare issue paperwork present and written in pencil with owners name a Frau Wilhelmina ? Kluppert and a Friedo Kluppert to the other paper.
The outer box also has 'Frau Kluppert ' written in pencil.Excellent complete item from the German Home Front.
Certificate to a Herr Barich for completing an introductory course in drawing from 15.11.38-18.2.39 and taking part in eight of eleven double lessons.
Has the D.A.F. recognised Vocational Education Stamp and a B.M.W. branch stamp for Eisenach .Certificate signed by the Training Department Head.
Rare unused British Civilian Filter all complete with rubber inlet valve to rear which is discarded when used and attached to the respirator.Dated Jan 1937 to rubber band and stamped to the metal cylinder ''BW&M Ltd 1937'.
Comes housed in a respirator box stamped to lid the word 'TOP' .The owners address has been written in pencil to the lid.
Third pattern employment record book for a Karolina Dressler. .Front inside page stamped with 'Nicht Reichsdeutscher' (Non German Reich Citizen)
Address details and record of employers on pages six and seven.