This badge is of the earliest quality you will find on these badges and retains most of its frosted-silver and blued finish with only the very slightest storage wear. This example is zinc-based and much of the finish has faded but the example retains a pleasing look. After that veterans continued to wear the piece.
The double personalization gives this textbook Juncker piece outstanding character. Not a bad piece for the price and it should clean up nicely This maker produced a lot of zinc based badges for the navy, but I am not aware of any early pieces made by Souval. This is a pretty nice set.
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Luftwaffe Ground Combat Badges by this maker are and not often encountered. The piece and case are in good condition with some wear. By removing its brim, by adding side pieces and earpiece, and by incorporating the suspension system into a separate inner liner, the World War II Army helmet came into being. During the Battle of the Bulge and Korean War, soldiers made white helmet covers as camouflage in snowy areas. Super looking Cased Bronze Hitler Table Medal that was awarded by the Franfurter Volkslatt newspaper to a person on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
These badges are all die forged and all are zinc based. This exact style vertical SS dagger hanger is pictured in Wittmann's superb SS book on page , top picture, upper right. Luftwaffe Officer's Dagger by P. In Vietnam, the M-1 steel helmet, with minor modifications, was the soldier's standard headgear.
This cross is one of the nicest I have owned. Super looking minty zinc-based example of a destroyer badge by JFS. By the summer of the first million helmets had been produced, and they were issued to all troops. The wreath retains about 80 percent of the silvering and the eagle retains about 90 percent of the black burnishing. It would be hard to upgrade this correct textbook example. Cotton cord camouflage netting was frequently attached to the helmet to hold materials leaves, branches that help break up its outline.
On each side of the helmet there are stainless steel loops for the chinstrap. This page was last edited on 28 March , at This example has a high silver content and is in excellent condition. This example still retains part of the cloth loop from where it was attached to the tunic.
In Israeli service, reserve soldiers have used the M1 helmet in combat as late as This badge is referenced in a book on the subject and an example was once in the prestigious David Littlejohn Collection. The maker of this cross is the C. To see what I currently have for sale click the sub-category or Return to Catalog.
The United States government initially purchased some , helmets from Britain. The liner chinstrap is usually seen looped over the brim of the shell and helps to keep the shell in place when its own chinstraps aren't in use. Well marked Stahlhelm Commemorative Badge for with super looking enamel. The pin on this example has a bend to it, but was not replaced or repaired and is the original pin as is the catch and hinge assembly. I believe that you would have been awarded a badge based on how much money you gave, but there is simply no information on these badges as they are that rare.
This is a rare badge and if you do not want to pay the money for an example with the swastika I have priced this one reasonably. Today in WW II: Even chromed helmets were used for ceremonial units and parades. The strap remained fastened under the impact of a blast wave resulting from a nearby detonation, thereby jerking the head sharply and violently with the production of fractures or dislocations of the cervical vertebras.
Super looking Cased Bronze Hitler Table Medal that was awarded by the Franfurter Volkslatt newspaper to a person on the occasion of his 90th birthday. There is some verdigris green patina on the reverse of the badge that I chose not to clean but this can be removed with warm water and soap. This piece has a fantastic bronze finish that has a gilt color that rates about 90 percent. Absolutely mint-conditioned Kriegsmarine Destroyer Badge by R.
- Luftwaffe Air Gunner's Badge by W. This medal is about the size of an old silver dollar. This example has a very pleasing look.
- This piece was a vet estate purchase about a year ago in New York. The M1 was phased out during the s in favor of the PASGT helmet ,  which offered increased ergonomics and ballistic protection. This piece has great details and a good look. Early paratrooper shells feature fixed, D-shaped loops. Most of the finish on the badge has faded as is common on these zinc badge but the finish remains on the pin indicating that the badge is a silver grade.
Great looking early tomback-based example of a Kriegsmarine Minesweeper Badge. If the chinstrap were worn, the head would be snapped back, causing the victim to lose balance, and leave the throat and stomach exposed to a knife thrust. It could withstand a.
The helmets were among the equipment issued to Norwegian forces in World War II, seeing service in the Norwegian Campaign against invading German forces. In Israeli service, reserve soldiers have used the M1 helmet in combat as late as It had a forest green pattern on one side and a brown coral island pattern on the other.
Named, shows NO wear, may be UnUsed Interesting bronzed-zinc Hitler Table Medal from that was given out by a company to an employee for 10 years long service. Police 8 Year Long Service Medal. This example is zinc-based and comes in its original case of issue. This is a fantastic grouping with great provenance. This example is made from zinc and has superb detailing.