German WWII Panzer Pioneer shoulderboards. These are one of the RAREST of shoulderboards for the Army (HEER). Few of these exist and few are in collections. Black wool shoulderboards, these have the Silver Tress for an NCO Unteroffizer rank. The piping is what makes these extremely rare! The piping is a Black and Silver checked style and this piping was only used for the Panzer Pioneer's. The reverse of the boards show these to me the M44 style and have the Tan cloth tape down the center. These are a matching set, and show some damage to the button hole on one of these and some thread damage to another buttons hole. Otherwise there is good condition and show no other issues. Rare of the Rare!
German WWII Army (HEER) Metal cap eagle. Unissued, this is the eagle worn on the visor cap by enlisted and officers alike. Has a bright Silver finish to the front, two prongs to the back.
German WWII Coastal artillery tunic eagle for enlisted ranks. BeVo style Yellow on Dark green. Unissued.
German WWII General's shoulderboard set. This is a very rare set of general's boards. These are for a Veterinarian General and there were only a few. Excellent condition, matched set Left and Right. Top cords are made of Cellon and are Gold and Silver Cellon twist. The bases are red and these are sewn in style. Both boards have a silver wash cypher for veterinarian's. The cyphers do not go through the boards. This set came from the estate of Veterinarian General Dr. Bottger. Rank is MajorGeneral.
German WWII Army (HEER) Administration officials collar tabs set. These are matching Left and Right, and are unissued. A BeVo wave center in Gray with Green center strip, and a Light Blue/Gray felt body wwth Dark Green piping.
German WWII Issue M43 Edelweiss cap emblem. For the Mountain troops, and won on the side of the Field M43 cap. Stamped metal, seperate flower center. Unmarked but in unissued condition.
German WWII Army (HEER) Cap wreath. This is an early wreath, and is frosted white. The back is also frosted and has all four (4) of the pins on it. Nice early one.
German WWII Luftwaffe shoulderboards. These are unissued shoulderboards, with Luftwaffe NCO tress sewn on the tops. The piping is Yellow for Flight troops. These are slip-on style, the tongues have the tan twill cotton material same as the liners on the early tunics. One board underneath has what might be minor moth damage, otherwise there very nice and unissued.
German WWII Luftwaffe enlisted and NCO ranks cap wreath. Later style, soft metal in dull gray. It's in great condition, and has all four (4) prongs on the back.
German WWII Army Edelweiss cap emblem. Original in Excellent condition to unissued condition, tin edelweiss worn on the side of the M43 Army (HEER) field cap. This ones marked on the back, hard to see as the stamp is faint, but it's marked G B 42.
German WWII Unissued Original Cap buttons. These are original WWII German issue, and are still on the original card backing. These are sold EACH. Painted M43 cap buttons for the M43 and M42 field caps used by the Army, Luftwaffe and other groups. These are the small buttons, pebbled finish and hollow backed, Unmarked but unissued. SOLD EACH.
German Pre-war Reichsheer shoulderboards. These are really rare to find as they were used for a short period of time for a very small Army. Matched pair, Silver cord tops with a single Silver pip to each. They are Light or Pale Green based or piped and are slip-on style. There is some staining to the piping. Rare to find and Green based for jager troops.
German WWII Army (HEER) Administration officials shoulderboards. These are unissued and in mint condition, no damage and no mothing. Gray cord tops with Green insets and the gold "HV" cypher to both. The base color is Green. Very nice.
German WWII Army (HEER) use armband. Mint condition, and only has a sew pin holes where it mounted in a display, on the corners only. Dark yellow cotton material, it has Woven into the material "DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT". Really nice and clean.
German WWII Drivers Badge for the Army (HEER). Drivers merit badge worn on the Left lower sleeve awarded to drivers of all Military vehicles, this ones the Silver finish. Green/Gray wool backing has moth damage, on the back the paper backing is nice and complete.
German WWII Luftwaffe enlisted/NCO ranks visor cap wreath. Nice shape, has all four prongs on the back, clean.
German WWII unissued Army (HEER) collar tabs. These are unissued and came from a recent Veteran bring back. Still on the original rolls, these are the early collar tabs used on the M36 and M40 combat tunics. There a light gray material with the White outer bars for INFANTRY troops and the center is a medium to dark Green stripe. Unissued and there sold as a pair of Left and Right. I have several pairs.
German WWII Unissued Army (HEER) Visor cap wreaths. These are unissued, from a recent Veteran bring back. I have several, there priced each. In Aluminium, they have all three Brass pins on the back and are unmarked. For Officers and enlisted ranks caps.
German WWII Drivers badge in Bronze. This is the emblem or badge that was worn on the left sleeve hear the cuff and was awarded for Drivers of motor vehicles, including motorcycles during the war. This is the 3rd class version in Bronze, then there was Silver and finally Gold versions. This Bronze version is on green/gray wool oval and has the original backing plate. It appears the two hold down tabs on back were at one time soldered back onto the medal and you can see the dark spots on the front. This was period done in the field.
German WWII Late war M43 cap eagle. Unissued condition, this is the late war issue Army (HEER) cap eagle and cockade on the trapazoid. Coarse Green lightweight backing material, has White woven thread eagle and cockade. Nice and clean.
German WWII Army (HEER) Generals parade tunic cuff tab. This is the Gold Bullion weave on Red Wool, Cuff tab, used on the dress or parade tunics, four were used two each cuff. Very clean, No fading to the red and the Gold Bullion is excellent. No mothing or damage.
Rare set of German WWII Unterlagen. A set of several German "unterlagen". Cardboard and unissued. This set has several forms in it, there is a set of oak leaves, maybe SA, An Army Cap wreath, A vet looking unterlagen, a Swastika, The large W, and KS. Nice grouping.
RARE German WWII Cardboard "unterlagen" Mint Unissued Cardboard Unterlagen, for an Army Breast eagle. These are really hard to find. They would hand sew the silver bullion wire thread over this cardboard pattern. I have two for sale priced each. Unique.
Army (HEER) Unterlagen. A rare item, this is an unissued Unterlagen cardboard underlay for hand sewing the officers breast eagle. This is the original template. You never see them as there underneath all that silver bullion wire!
German WWII Luftwaffe Unterlagen. A rare item, this is an unissued Unterlagen cardboard underlay for hand sewing the officers breast eagle. This is the original template. You never see them as there underneath all that silver bullion wire!
German WWII Army (HEER) Cufftitle for the FHQ. This is the First pattern cufftitle, Fuhrer Hauptquartier from the massive grouping also on the site belonging to Baron Freytag-Loringhoven, you can read about him in the Army Uniform section. This is the Fuhrers FHQ cufftitle, worn when on duty with Hitler, and this is the first pattern cufftitle. VERY RARE to find, and its full length and in great condition. This ones woven in fine gold thread front and reverse and shows light use. See e\below for the original description.
This large set belonged to Wessl Baron Freytag von Loringhoven and his brother Klaus. The set is very large and all items came directly from the family. The set was stuffed into two large suitcases and stored after the war! Baron Klaus Freytag von Loringhoven and his brother wore these uniforms, several tunics, a greatcoat and trousers, plus the visor caps.
One of the brothers who is also famous, Bernd Loringhoven has be featured on many Post-war shows about WWII and the Plot, and rose to the rank of General in the West german Army. His cousin, Wessel Freytag von Loringhoven, provided the detonator charge and explosives for the 20 July assassination attempt against Adolf Hitler. Wessel Freiherr Freytag von Loringhoven (10 November 1899, Groß-Born, Courland Governorate – 26 July 1944, Mauerwald, East Prussia), was a colonel in the High Command of the German Armed Forces (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, or OKW) and a member of the German Resistance against German dictator Adolf Hitler (Widerstand). Loringhoven was a friend of Claus Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg, who was the leader of the 20 July Plot to assassinate Hitler in 1944. Loringhoven provided the detonator charge and explosives for the assassination attempt against Hitler on 20 July 1944. He was able to obtain unrecognized English explosives from German intelligence (Abwehr) sources. However, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, the Chief of the Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt, or RSHA), discovered the actions of Loringhoven. On 26 July 1944, immediately before he was to be arrested by the Gestapo and fully aware of the interrogation techniques utilized by them, Loringhoven committed suicide at Mauerwald in East Prussia. The rank listing published in 1939 for Wessel shows 1st Army Corp, 1st Cav. Brigade, Aufklaerungs Abteilung 1, 3rd, Krad. Co. They knew each other well but Bernd was not involved directly in the plot; after it failed Bernd managed to escape arrest, due to the support of Guderian. The Waffen rock and Cav piped visor cap belonged to Wessel. One of the brothers, Klaus is the Artillery piped items. Klaus had some duties with or near Hitler as several of the photos show him in photos with Hitler, same with his brother Wessel. Klaus was an OberLeut. in 1941-42 and wore the two Artillery tunics and crusher.
The set is big, and has many paper items as well. The tunics, and there are three, were worn by Wessel and Klaus, the Artillery piped, two early tunics, Captains rank, and a greatcoat, ALL are named! and we worn by Klaus. There's also a fantastic crusher visor with the direct woven wreath and early eagle, the wreath is ultra-rare as its woven into the capband! There's also a pair of officers Stone-gray trousers also named. The other tunic is a Parade tunic to Wessel, and is Cavalry piped, with ADJ cords, the tunic is mint and has the number 1 and Recon emblem on it. The cufftitle is lightly hand tacked onto the tunic and is an Ultrarare FHQ cufftitle in Bullion, and I have two of these! One loose. These cufftitles are rare and expensive buy themselves. There's his Parade brocade belt and buckle in the original box, one small end of the box is loose but inclued. Several pairs of boots are included as well, There is a well worn Calvary piped crusher visor as well that was Wessels, This is an ErEL makred cap. Both crushers are well worn. But the last visor is a MINT and I cannot say this enough, a MINT Artillery piped visor! I have never seen one this nice and its unissued!
Some sword and dagger inner belts and a sword brown felt cover bag. Next are two mapcases, with maps in them, I have not removed them to see what they are, but assumning Russia. There are many photos, and the pics I have here will show them in detail. Many are personal of his wife and family, baby etc. but the majority are of Service in the Army, and many originals with Hitler, Goering and others. One shows him getting an award? with Hitler and another shows him shaking hands with hitler. There are many. Some seem to focus around Hitler's Train with Keitel, Goering, and many others. Some are portraits as well. Next are several papers, a few are Hitler Youth papers, membership cards and ID booklets. Klaus was the younger brother and was in the HJ, then the Artillery. Many personal letters written to and from klaus in Russia in 1941. Last are several books, many popular titles, including Rommels books all are named to him inside the cover of each book. Hitlers Mein Kampf and Rosenberg's book as well. There are some othe papers as well, some letters, and city information books?
This is a fantastic set, and there is not another like it! This family is well documented on the internet and much can be learned with these brothers. The uniforms all show wear and use but normal, only the crushers show more wear. All uniforms are named. This set is history.
German WWII KM Coastal artillery Cap eagle. A mint unissued uncut KM Coastal artillery overseas and M43 cap eagle yellow on green BeVo weave.
German WWII Luftwaffe cap eagle. A mint Luftwaffe cap eagle for the M43 field cap. Never used still very nice!
German WWII Army Breast eagle. Heres an unissued Army or HEER Breast eagle. Never used on a darker green backround. BeVo style.
An Unissued sleeve rank patch for Army or (HEER). Rank is Obershutze. On green felt woven pip in center, MINT.