A boxed example of a very rare Silver Spanish Cross without swords, privately purchased award attributed to Rudolf Wachtler & Lange complete it's LDO box. These privately purchased awards would be purchased by the recipient to be worn in place of his issue awards or on his different uniforms. This rare award without swords was awarded to non combatants and is much rarer than the version with swords.
Only 327 were awarded but more LDO examples such as this one would have been produced. You could only purchase an LDO award if you could prove you were entitled to the award.
Wehrpass and Performance badge awarded to Franz Becker,a maintenance and repair engineer on U-Boats.Awarded the very rare U-Boat Shipyard Worker's Badge.Badge is made of tombak and is officially the 'Westwerftleistungsabzeichen' translated as 'West Shipyard Performance Badge'.Also awarded the Black Wound Badge and the War Merit Cross 2nd Class.Served in the Marine Artillery Battalion Nord.List of promotions signed by his Kapitanleutnant of the 3rd Marine Flak Battalion
Additional service details are listed and stamped by the Wehrmeldeamt Ludwigshaven. Also listed is his recruitment details in the Ludwigshaven Landwehr April 1937.
There is another five pages with minor details that can be provided on request.
Two very rare RVK (Reich Transport Group) Car enamelled badges,one pre war and one war time period.The red one with swastika is maker stamped to back 'PAULMANN & CRONE LUDENSCHEID'. Also present to bottom is patent protected stamp 'GES GESCH' .
The front reads 'Reich Association of The Motor Vehicle Sector'
The prewar black one reads 'Reich Transport Group For Motor Vehicles' It is not maker marked. Both would be applied to the front grille of a motor car.
A very nice cased Iron Cross in excellent condition.High degree of silver frosting remaining.Broad pin is maker stamped to '26' for 'B.H. Mayer's Kunst-prageanstalt, Pforzheim'
Wood and pressed cardboard case with simulated black grained leather covering.Impressed silver outline of an Iron Cross to the case lid top.Bar hinge and magnetic spring closure button.White flock covering to interior base and white satin interior lid.
A near mint condition first class alloy construction award with gilt wash finish for 25 years service.Cornflower blue ribbon.Wood and hardened cardboard construction case with simulated green leather covering. Impressed number 25 with oakleaves to case lid.Grey flock interior lining to base and white satin interior to lid.
Black Wounds Badge and Award Document to Gefr Horst Gorner II.I.R 17 . Also included are his three postwar Ausweis documents dated 1947,1966-76 and 1987. Included is a photograph of his brother and sister in law.His brother wears his Kriegsmarine Uniform and has been awarded the Minesweepers Badge.
Zinc construction badge with gilt wash to wreath and eagle with swastika. Pin and retainer have broken off badge.Maker stamped 'FEC.OTTO PLACZEN BERLIN (DESIGNER), AUSF SCHWERIN BERLIN'(MAKER)
Maker stamped to pin '50' for Karl Gschiermeister, Wien. Four equal sections of the wreath have been professionally removed leaving a stippled effect. We are not sure whither this is a die flaw or possibly something to do with adding swords in the design stage? Priced accordingly
NS-RKB flag bearers armband insignia of gilded alloy with embroiderd cloth centre flag of iron cross with swastika.To the reverse is a double pin with retainers for attaching to the centre of the navy blue wool armband worn mounted on the upper right sleeve .
This is a very rare piece of insignia.Excellent condition.