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a60663
Rare officer's cap badge-patch emblem of Gen. Andrey Vlasov's Russian Liberation Army's (ROA) Air Force, circa. 1944; size: 153 x 52 mm. The emblem was worn on Luftwaffe-issued pea
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Rare officer's cap badge-patch emblem of Gen. Andrey Vlasov's Russian Liberation Army's (ROA) Air Force, circa. 1944; size: 153 x 52 mm. The emblem was worn on Luftwaffe-issued peaked service hats, and consisted of the oval white/blue/red cockade of the ROA (in place of the standard German national cockade) within the woven Luftwaffe weath & stylized wings. This emblem here pre-dates a later design alteration which saw the winged wreath removed. The standard Luftwaffe eagle-and-swastika metal pin was worn above this emblem on the hat. The Air Force element of Vlasov's army was established in October 1943, and emblems of it - especially this hat badge - are extremely rare (ref Littlejohn p.342-3 & Thomas p.14-15). The emblem appears to have been instituted as per Regulation 32003/44 of 18 March 1944 which formalized the uniform of this unit, which in November of that year was formally retitled the Russian People’s Liberation Committee (KONR) and Armed Forces (VS-KONR) Air Force (VVS-KONR).
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a60664
Armshield patch of the Russian Liberation Army, circa 1943-45: machine embroidered version, produced on denim base; in excellent, preserved condition with some glue spots & paper f
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Armshield patch of the Russian Liberation Army, circa 1943-45: machine embroidered version, produced on denim base; in excellent, preserved condition with some glue spots & paper fragments from display-mounting. Worn by Russian volunteers serving in the ROA ("Ruskaya Osvoditelnaya Armya") led by former Soviet General Andrey Andreyvich Vlasov. This force included navy and airforce elements and numbered up to 800,000 men at its height, and uniquely among collaborationist forces did not adopt anti-Semitism in its manifesto.
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a60665
Russia: rare [hand-made] armshield badge for enlisted personnel (red border) of the ‘Kaminski Brigade’, with base cut from Soviet uniform. The unit evolved from a small militia in
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Russia: rare [hand-made] armshield badge for enlisted personnel (red border) of the ‘Kaminski Brigade’, with base cut from Soviet uniform. The unit evolved from a small militia in Lokot, Byelorussia, following the German invasion & became a large force posessing captured Soviet tanks & field guns; renamed the Russian National Liberation Army (RONA) under Bronislav Kaminski & tasked with anti-partisan duties; eventually incorporated into the Waffen-SS. It earned a reputation for such cruelty and ruthlessness, peaking during the surpression of the Warsaw Uprising, that Kaminski was executed and the force dispersed into Vlasov's ROA. Very few genuine armshields exist and none are alike.
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a60666
Handmade armshield of a Cossack force of the Wehrmacht: red cloth shield with diagonal silver tress across the field, still attached to the original 'waffenrock' swatch of the wear
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Handmade armshield of a Cossack force of the Wehrmacht: red cloth shield with diagonal silver tress across the field, still attached to the original 'waffenrock' swatch of the wearer's uniform; size (red shield only): 5.7cm x 7.4cm. Almost undocumented except for a similar emblem depicted in Littlejohn vol. 4 pg. 279, and may belong to either the Jungschultz or Lehmann Cossack regiments (of Army Group South), or to a unit of Colonel Ewart von Renteln's 6th Cossack regiment. These units were formed in 1941, but in June 1943 all Cossack units came under the command of Maj-Gen. Helmuth von Pannwitz. The tress device is reminiscent of the material used for the Cossack's unique rank collar-patches.
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a60667
Armshield badge of the Albanian volunteers in the 21st Mountain Division ("Waffen Gebirgs Division") of the Waffen-SS, 'Skanderbeg', 1944. The second division of Muslim volunteers
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Armshield badge of the Albanian volunteers in the 21st Mountain Division ("Waffen Gebirgs Division") of the Waffen-SS, 'Skanderbeg', 1944. The second division of Muslim volunteers (after the 13th Croatian "Handschar" and before the 23rd Croatian "Kama" Division), Skanderbeg was formed in Kosovo in the summer of 1944 and numbered 6,500 volunteers by September. Assigned to anti-partisan duties, the unit suffered mass desertions and numbered only 1,300 by October of that year, and was subsequently disbanded. The badge is in excellent, preserved condition with black borders (in the Waffen-SS style) and with black cloth backing (with two dots of glue from where the badge was originally mounted in a book).
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a60668
Armshield badge of Croatian volunteers in the Waffen-SS. This is a scarcer version of the sleeve shield, thick and woven, with the paper template visible inside, and bearing "Hrvat
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Armshield badge of Croatian volunteers in the Waffen-SS. This is a scarcer version of the sleeve shield, thick and woven, with the paper template visible inside, and bearing "Hrvatska" ('Croatia', in Croatian) - as opposed to "Kroatien", in German, as appears on most armshields of this type. A rare version of the shield, in excellent condition.
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a60669
Hand-made armshield badge of the Danish volunteers of the Danish Free Corps ("Frikorps Danmark") of the Waffen-SS, 1941-43. The Free Corps was raised in June 1941 and fought on the
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Hand-made armshield badge of the Danish volunteers of the Danish Free Corps ("Frikorps Danmark") of the Waffen-SS, 1941-43. The Free Corps was raised in June 1941 and fought on the eastern front, notably at Demjansk, and was disbanded in May 1943. Former members of the Free Corps later served in different military units, including the SS Grenadier Regiment "Danmark" of the 11th Nordland Division (1943-45), as well as in the rough Schalburg Korps security organ. The armshield is in excellent, preserved condition, and appears made out of the pieces of a Nazi armband all stitched onto a swatch of a Waffen-SS uniform sleeve, and represents a rare piece of foreign volunteer militaria from an "Aryan" albeit small contingent.
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a60670
Armshield of the Dutch Waffen-SS, embroidered onto black base. Removed from a tunic: cut away close to the edge of the national colors instead of being unsewn from the tunic (hence
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Armshield of the Dutch Waffen-SS, embroidered onto black base. Removed from a tunic: cut away close to the edge of the national colors instead of being unsewn from the tunic (hence the thin black frame). Size: 4.15cm x 5.1cm.
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a60671
Armshield badge of Finnish volunteers in German military service, circa 1941-43. This armshield was probably worn by members of the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS ("F
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Armshield badge of Finnish volunteers in German military service, circa 1941-43. This armshield was probably worn by members of the Finnish Volunteer Battalion of the Waffen-SS ("Finnisches Freiwilligen Bataillon"), formed in June 1941 (and disbanded in June 1943). It may also have been worn by Finnish volunteers serving in the 5th 'Wiking' Division of the Waffen-SS, or in the NSKK or Organisation Todt. This is the printed version of the national emblem, cut from sheets, and the border is visible on this piece. Excellent, preserved condition.
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a60672
Armshield badge of Flemish (Belgian) volunteers in the Flemish Volunteer Legion of the Waffen-SS, 1941-43. This is the seldomly encountered thick, woven version of the sleeve shiel
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Armshield badge of Flemish (Belgian) volunteers in the Flemish Volunteer Legion of the Waffen-SS, 1941-43. This is the seldomly encountered thick, woven version of the sleeve shield (with the paper template inside), which characterizes the shields of the early years of the Legion. The Legion initially served on the Leningrad front, in November 1941, and when re-organized in 1943 as the Volunteer Assault Brigade "Langemark", it fought in the Ukraine.
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a60673
Armshield badge of Hungarian volunteers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS, 1944-45. This is the Bevo weave version of the armshield issued to Hungarian volunteers in German military o
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Armshield badge of Hungarian volunteers of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS, 1944-45. This is the Bevo weave version of the armshield issued to Hungarian volunteers in German military or paramilitary units. This piece is in excellent, preserved condition (see John Angolia et. al., Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army Vol. 2, p.315).
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a60674
Rare armshield of the Latvian Legion, being the locally made M1943 Schutzmannschaft "Latvija" patch; size: 5cm x 6.9cm. Appears to be a 2 or 3-piece stitched construction (see reve
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Rare armshield of the Latvian Legion, being the locally made M1943 Schutzmannschaft "Latvija" patch; size: 5cm x 6.9cm. Appears to be a 2 or 3-piece stitched construction (see reverse). Seen frequently in period photographs but rarely encountered; more frequent is the often unused SS-issue with the thick black borders around the Latvian shield. Differs in construction to the example in Littlejohn vol. 4 pg. 189.
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a60675
Latvia: interwar Latvian Army/ WWII collaborationist [Security] Police private's collar patches, c. 1931+. Wine-colored pair w/diagonal silver tresse stripe of type used from 1931
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Latvia: interwar Latvian Army/ WWII collaborationist [Security] Police private's collar patches, c. 1931+. Wine-colored pair w/diagonal silver tresse stripe of type used from 1931 by Latvian Army (infantry) & during the German occupation by the 'Security Police' (known as 'Schutzmannschaft'). Surface wear on left patch & moth nips. Interwar army & security police each numbered 25,000 men & the army's khaki-yellow uniform was retained to 1945; the collaborationist police was established by the German 'Order Police', commanded by the head of SD & Einsatzgruppen (Franz Walter Stahlecker), as such involved in perpertration of Holocaust & anti-partisan operations. See image for varied uniforms in single unit (280th Schuma/Police bn).
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a60676
Nazi occupied Eastern Europe "Im Dienst Der Sicherheitspolizei" ('In service of the security police') green armband w/black printed text; length: 36cm. Issued to members of paramil
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Nazi occupied Eastern Europe "Im Dienst Der Sicherheitspolizei" ('In service of the security police') green armband w/black printed text; length: 36cm. Issued to members of paramilitary forces raised locally by the Order Police (Ordnungspolizei, green-uniformed police subordinated to the SS) or the Sicherheitsdienst (SD, 'security service' of SS), and known as "schutzmannschaft" ('protection troops'); as such, involved in anti-Semitic & anti-partisan operations. Some say issued 08/1944 to non-combatants or to guards of foreign prisoners, but use of green armbands for such auxiliaries dates back to 1941 & this may pre-date 1944.
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a60677
Romania: colored enamel two-piece metal badge of the nationalist "Iron Guard" ('Garda de fier') movement, circa. 1930's; maker-marked S.T. I.A. LEI 26; size: 31x37mm; weight: 13.7g
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Romania: colored enamel two-piece metal badge of the nationalist "Iron Guard" ('Garda de fier') movement, circa. 1930's; maker-marked S.T. I.A. LEI 26; size: 31x37mm; weight: 13.7g. The highly anti-Semitic/clerical-mystic movement was founded in 1927 and officially surpressed in early 1941, but not before being part of the shared government with Ion Antonescu and launching a pogrom in Bucharest (Jan. 1941); thereafter surpressed but members released from prison at start of German invasion of the Soviet Union to re-organize and carry out the enormous Iasi pogrom.
SOLD $250.00
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a60678
Metal badge of the Polish Army's 20th (Krakow) Infantry Regiment, in silver/pewter color and purple enamel, c.1930's/start WWII. This is a well manufactured piece, of thick curved
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Metal badge of the Polish Army's 20th (Krakow) Infantry Regiment, in silver/pewter color and purple enamel, c.1930's/start WWII. This is a well manufactured piece, of thick curved metal and a screwback; features a diamond-shaped metal representation of Krakow Castle and the mountains behind, on a reverse-swastika shaped field bearing the infantry's designation in metal characters. The piece is maker-marked on the screw: "Z. Olszewski" of "Piwna 15, Warszawa". In excellent condition with no scratches or enamel damage (even though one of the pictures suggests scuffs to the enamel surface - that was a fingerprint caught by the camera's flash).
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
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