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  • Original WWI German 1918 Wound Badge In Black Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWI German 1918 Wound Badge In Black Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. The Wound Badge was originally established on March 3rd 1918 by Prussian King Wilhelm II to recognize the sacrifice of those wounded during WWI. The badge was instituted in three classes with the class bestowed reflecting the number or severity of the wounds received. The classes consisted of a black badge for one or two wounds, a silver badge for three or four wounds and a gold badge for five or more wounds or loss of a limb or sight.  Die struck, hollow backed, steel construction badge with a black wash. The badge is in the form of a vertical oval, which is more circular then the 1939 pattern WWII badges, with an embossed, high relief, profile of a M16 pattern helmet superimposed over crossed swords on a pebbled base encompassed by an embossed oval laurel leaf wreath. The reverse of the badge is a mirror image of the obverse. Reverse of the badge is complete with its original hinge and pin & catch assembly.  In good condition with expected wear and slight wear of the black  finish. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWI German Fire Fighter Pickelhaube Leather Helmet Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD WWI German Fire Fighter Pickelhaube Leather Helmet Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. Very nice WWI German leather firefighters helmet (Pickelhaube). Has the city shield badge of Kreuzau. Maker marked inside "Heinrich Manoelartz Aachfn". In excellent condition for it's age (see photos). Liner is complete. Some age wear and storage wear.  Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. 100% guaranteed to be authentic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German General Assault Badge Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $95.00
    Original WWII German General Assault Badge Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The General Assault badge was introduced on June 1ST 1940, by Generaloberst Walther von Brauchitsch, for award to support personnel who were ineligible for the Infantry or Panzer Assault badges. Criteria for award of the badge was basically the same as the criteria for award of the Infantry and Panzer Assault badges with the main qualification being participation in three separate assaults in a supporting role.  Shortly afterwards award of the badge was extended to other support personnel including artillery and assault gun personnel, anti-tank and anti-aircraft personnel and medical personnel. Die struck, solid backed, zinc construction award with a silver finish. The nicely detailed badge features a cut-out, high relief Wehrmacht styled eagle with down-swept wings positioned above a crossed bayonet and stick grenade, and encompassed by an embossed, vertically oval, oak-leaf wreath. Complete pin and catch assembly. Nice example issued with expected used combat worn U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Original WWII German Crimean Campaign Shield (Krim Sheild) Brought Home By A U.S. Soldier Certified

    $149.00
    Original WWII German Crimean Campaign Shield (Krim Sheild) Brought Home By A U.S. Soldier Certified. The Crimean Campaign shield was instituted on July 25TH 1942, as the third official campaign shield for award to all Wehrmacht, (Armed Forces), personnel who had been engaged in combat, were wounded or served three months in the Crimean peninsula campaign between September 21ST 1941 and July 21ST 1942. The shields were bestowed to eligible personnel by the area commander Generalfeldmarschall Erich von Manstein and were to be worn on the upper left sleeve of the uniform. The color of the backing material was to match that of the uniform it was to be worn on. The shields were only issued in bronze although Hitler awarded Generalfeldmarschall von Manstein with a gilt version of the shield and another gilt shield was awarded to Romanian Marshal Ion Victor Antonescu. The award is in the form of a die stamped, magnetic sheet metal construction, shield with a bronze wash featuring a large embossed national eagle with out-stretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons, to the top center, situated above an embossed, stylized, map of the Crimean peninsula with the embossed dates, "1941-1942", and the impressed location, "Krim". The recessed "water" surrounding the peninsula has a subtly pebbled, background field. The edge of the shield has a fine, embossed, line and a stepped down outer edge.. The shield is mounted on a cut-out, rounded bottom, flat topped, shield shaped, field-grey wool base with an alloy backing plate.  In good condition, some slight storage loss to  finish on medal. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWII Era Hitler Youth HJ PROFICIENCY BADGE In Silver Certified

    SOLD Original WWII Era Hitler Youth HJ PROFICIENCY BADGE In Silver Certified. The Leistungsabzeichen der HJ, (Proficiency Badge of the HJ), was instituted as the first Hitler Youth award by Reichsjugendführer Baldur von Schirach on May 1ST 1934 as an incentive for HJ members to increase their proficiency in military oriented athletics, academics, field exercises, and shooting. The badge was established in three grades of Silver, Bronze and Iron, with the age of the recipient being the determining factor of which grade the individual was eligible for. Seventeen year old's were eligible for the Silver badge, sixteen year old's for the Bronze badge and fifteen year old's for the Iron badge. Each HJ member was issued a Leistungsbuch, (Qualification book), to record their achievements and verify their right to wear the badge when awarded. Originally the badges were worn on the left breast pocket of the HJ service uniform but later regulations altered wear to the right breast pocket. The stamped, polished alloy award is in the form of a Tyr-rune with a circle superimposed to it, upon which is embossed, in runic script, "Für Leistungen In Der H.J." (For Proficiency In The H.J.), encompassing a mobile swastika. To the age darkened reverse is a raised RZM mark,  In good worn condition some  loss to silver finish. Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. The Gettysburg Museum of History does not support or condone Adolf Hitler or the Nazi Party and is only offering this as a historic relic. Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

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    Interesting WWI German Veteran’s Pillow With Hand Sewn Design Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    $75.00
    Interesting WWI German Veteran's Pillow With Hand Sewn Design Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. An unusual piece a nice medium pillow with sewn design for WWI German Veteran. In good condition a few tears and age related issues (see photos). The stuffing inside was changed at some point otherwise excellent.  100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of  History.  Please see our other items.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.

  • Original WWI German Prussian Pickelhaube Spiked Helmet Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Original WWI German Prussian Pickelhaube Spiked Helmet Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. A very nice leather and zinc alloy classic German spiked helmet (Pickelhaube). The leather is very nice with some minor cracking. The liner is soft leather not stiff at all and complete (a rare feature). The chinstrap appears to have been replaced at some point. It has 2 National cockades one of each side instead of the Prussian one. The spike and the eagle are very nice with an even patina. Has a 1916 date stamp inside (see photos). Overall a very nice and good display helmet. The leather liner on this is one of the better ones we have seen in a while. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!

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    Outstanding Original WWII German M-35 Double Decal Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified

    $1,895.00
    Original WWII German M-35 Double Decal Field Police Helmet Brought Back By A U.S. Veteran Certified. Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler’s appointment to Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, on June 17TH 1936, he effectively had full control of all the police agencies within Germany. As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country. The new dress regulations included an attempt to standardize the helmets of the police and on July 28TH 1936 regulations once again altered the insignia on the police helmets with the new wreathed police eagle emblem to be applied to the left side of the helmet and the NSDAP, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), party shield applied to the right side. The July 1936 police helmet insignia was utilized for the duration of the war. The stamped, sheet steel construction helmet retains about 97% of its slightly rough textured, field-grey paint. The left side of the helmet has a black based, silver, wreathed, police eagle/wreath/swastika decal which is retained about 97%. The right side of the helmet has a NSDAP party shield decal with a narrow black outer border, a red base field with a central, white, circle with a canted, black, swastika. The party shield decal is retained about 100%. All three liner retaining rivets are intact. Original liner band is present the M31 tan leather liner is fully intact with all fingers and original draw string.  The interior, reverse, neck guard apron has a stamped, serial number, "81" and marked "NS60", indicating manufacture by Vereinigte Deutsche Nickelwerke, AG. Schwerte,, size  size 60. Very nice untouched almost mint  German field Police Helmet. A very good "fresh find" (never in a collection)  example. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!

  • Outstanding Original WWII Era German NSDAP (Nazi) POLITICAL FLAG POLE FINIAL Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History

    SOLD Outstanding Original WWII Era German NSDAP (Nazi) POLITICAL FLAG POLE FINIAL Certified By The Gettysburg Museum Of History. A polished aluminum flag pole finial, in the form of an eagle whose outstretched wings have a span of 24cm and which clutches a wreathed, mobile swastika in its talons. The obverse of the swastika is painted in black enamel, most of which has been retained. From the base of the wreath extends a collar, 70mm deep with a 25mm internal diameter. Two perforations may be seen to its exterior, along with a stamped RZM, "Reichszeugmeisterei" (National-material-control-office), logo and "M3/40/37," being a manufacturer’s code with a 1936 date. There is a few dings on the eagle (see photos) also slight black paint loss otherwise in good condition. A very rare and striking badge.   In good but worn condition some wear. Nice example issued with expected used condition.  Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic from 1936. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site.  Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. These are very desirable to collectors and rarely come up for sale, do not miss this!