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World Militaria

70297
Egypt? illustrated blue wrapper for package of cigarettes for soldiers, 1950's
54470297
Egypt? illustrated blue wrapper for package of cigarettes with image of armed soldier, with Arabic legend "20 special cigarettes for military personnel", issued by "Tobacco and Cigarettes Enclosing Department", circa. 1950's.


Product Tags: Egyptian Militaria - Documents, Memorabilia and Arabiana from Egypt and from 20th Century, 1950s, 1960s
SOLD $19.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 16 April 2019 20:00

Jewish militaria

70466
1918 WWI Jewish Battalions Eretz Israel Volunteers Medal by Boris Schatz Bezalel
42470466
Palestine: 1918 "Eretz Israel Volunteers Medal", by Boris Schatz (Bezalel); size: 2.45cm; weight: 6g. Obverse: antithetical design of Roman 'Judea Capta' coinage, here depicting "Bat Zion" freeing self from Roman captivity with Hebrew legend "Judea Freeing Herself" in exergue; medallist's name "B Sh Bezalel" at left. Reverse: Kabbalistic symbol with letters of "Shma Israel" and Hebrew legend "For the Volunteers of the Nation in Eretz Israel" & Hebrew date 1849 for "1918" (per dating method as of 70 AD, destruction of 2nd Temple). Issued on 4 July 1918 to local Jewish volunteers setting out to join the 40th Royal Fusiliers (one of the 3 Jewish battalions of the 'Jewish Legion'). This was the first modern military medal ever issued by Jews for Jews - and more so for service in the land of Israel.

Although seldomly encountered and not a standard catalogued item, there is a very precise account of its issue in Ever HaDeni's book "A Nation in its Wars" (publ. 1948; pg. 104): "In mid June-July [month of Tammuz, 1918] there was organized a large assembly at the ruins of the home of Rabbi Yehuda the Chasid in Jerusalem, with the participation of James Rothschild and his escort Lieutenant Lipsy. The son of the Baron [Rothschild] delivered a speech on the importance of the Hebrew [i.e Jewish] Battalion which would fight shoulder to shoulder with the British. After him, spoke Lipsy and the Rabbi Charlap, who said: 'Who is the G-d fearing and good hearted man who will go forth and return to his home.' The wise man Laniado gave support to his son the volunteer and at the same time people distributed fliers sponsored by the Battalion committee with the cry 'Long Live the Hebrew Battalion'. Students of the seminar answered the call and from sixty men, close to 40 enlisted as did 17 year-olds and teachers from the Boys' School. Fathers took with them their sons; mothers sent their children to enlist and brides sent their husbands. The Yemenite community sent upwards of 50 people (from Jerusalem); and volunteers from the religious Yeshivot also came. On 4 July 1918 in the morning, after the departure ceremony, the volunteers were issued a "Bezalel" made medal on which was stamped, 'Bat Zion Who Broke the Chains of Exile' - and depicting the Roman running away from her. At 12 o'clock the volunteers set out by train, accompanied by a crowd of 10,000 people."


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Holylandish Militaria - metal militaria, Jewish militaria and Militaria from Palestine Mandate, Holyland and from World War I, 20th Century, 1910s, 1919-1923 3rd Aliya, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates, Object Related Specifically to a Personality or Key Event,
SOLD $240.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

Mandate & Yishuv

70483
Metal insignia hat badge of WWII era Palestine Volunteer Force home guard 1940-43
35270483
Palestine Volunteer Force metal hat badge, circa. 1940-1943; not maker-marked; with slider back; weight: 4.75g. Depicts patron saint St. George slaying a dragon (i.e. Nazi Germany); known in Hebrew as "Kheyl Mitnadvim Ha'Eretz-Israeli", it numbered 2,000 men as home guard force. Formed in Aug. 1940, funded by the Mandate, and based in the 3 main cities, it was open to all British subjects in Palestine & local citizens, tasked with assisting the regular British Army in preparation for war and protecting internal security; there were 2 companies in Jerusalem. In excellent condition, slight bend in field; rare.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian Militaria - metal militaria, Mandate & Yishuv and Militaria from Palestine Mandate and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s
SOLD $150.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70491
Eretz Israeli Zionist underground IZL Irgun-Etzel member's pin, c. 1940s
38870491
Palestine/Yishuv: Irgun-Etzel member's pin, circa. 1940s; not maker-marked (emblem designed by Lili (Ayala) Strassman-Lubinsky, 1938); size: 18 x 20mm; weight: 2.15g. The pin depicts the organization's emblem of an outstretched arm holding a rifle against a map of 'Greater Israel', set against a design of the crenelated battlements of the Old City of Jerusalem, with leaf spray at base and the Etzel's motto "Only Thus" (Hebrew 'Rak Kach') in exergue. Scalloped back with safety-pin attached. Nicely manufactured.


Product Tags: Mandatory Palestinian, Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground and Militaria from Palestine Mandate, Israel and from 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
SOLD $75.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70497
Hebrew Revolt/Independence War era Irgun/Etzel military Parade training manual
36870497
Hebrew Revolt/War of Independence era Irgun/Etzel military training manual "Parade Drill Exercises", circa. 1946-48; 36 pages + thick paper cover, stapled together. Three page table of content; 14 chapters, most with sub-sections. Mimeographed pages with simple, basic illustrations; in the anonymous/unattributed style of the Etzel's training manuals. This one is not dedicated to one of its fallen (using his alias) on the inside page.


Product Tags: Israeli, Mandatory Palestinian Militaria - publications, Israel 1948, Haganah & Zionist Underground and Militaria from Israel, Palestine Mandate and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 1939-48 Jewish Insurgency in Palestine, 20th Century, 1940s, 1945-1949 Postwar era,
SOLD $120.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

Israeli Militaria

70514
Israeli Army/IDF Senior Paratrooper Wings with double-pin back, 1970's-80's
35970514
Israeli Army/IDF Senior Paratrooper Wings with double-pin back, circa. 1970's-80's. Granted to a Paratrooper after 15 night jumps & 30 day light jumps, or to a Paratroopers instructor; size: 77 x 32.5mm; weight: 6.05g.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 20th Century, 1970s, 1980s which are elite military units
SOLD $24.00
4 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70515
Israeli Army/IDF (Sikat Lochem Shiryon/Armored Combatant's pin badge, 1970s-80s
35370515
Israeli Army/IDF tank proficiency badge, circa. 1970's-80's; size: 35.5 x 18.5mm; weight: 2.45g. Recruits to the armored corps receive 8-week basic training to become level 04 riflemen, afterwhich they are assigned one of three possible vocations - gunner, driver, loader-communications - and undergo a 6-week course. After this they receive their berets and undergo advanced training which lasts 10 week, at the end of which they are qualified for level 05 riflemen and receive this "Sikat Lochem Shiryon" (Armored Combatant's pin), nicknamed "Tzfargol". From this stage some soldiers may continue to tank commanders' course.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 20th Century, 1970s, 1980s
SOLD $20.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70518
Israeli Army/IDF pin of the 933rd Nachal infantry Brigade, 1970's
34470518
Israeli Army/IDF painted metal diamond-shaped pin of the 933rd Nachal infantry Brigade, assigned to Southern Regional Command, circa. 1970's; size: 18 x 24.5mm; weight: 1.25g.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 20th Century, 1970s
SOLD $20.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70525
Israeli Army/IDF Israel's 30th Remembrance Day commemoration medal, 1978
37970525

IDF Israel's 30th Remembrance Day commemoration medal, 1978; struck in bronze; no maker mark; weight: 92.25g; size: 59mm. Obverse bears miniature of the State Arms and stylized legend incorporating the official emblem of Israel's 30th anniversary celebrations (which makes sense as Memorial Day and Independence Day are always one day apart - Memorial Day is marked first), with legend "Memorial Day to the fallen in Israel's battles 5738 - 1978" and along the edge "Ministry of Defence - Rehabilitation Division - Department for the Commemoration of the Soldier"; on reverse an image of Western Jerusalem with walls of the Old City in foreground, with legend "In Honor of the Warriors". The medal would have been issued to families of the fallen; in VF-EF with a few traces of oxidation.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - medallic militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 1947-49 Israel War of Independence, 20th Century, 1970s, 1940s, which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates

SOLD $38.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70530
Israel Air Force/IAF Base 27 (Lod) uniface recognition medal
35970530

Israel Air Force Base 27 (Lod) uniface recognition medal (ND); struck in bronze; no maker-mark; weight, 93.6g; size, 59.5mm: obverse depcits symbol of the IAF bases with legend above in Hebrew "In recognition for your services at Air Force Base 27". Probably a 1973 Yom Kippur War medal of recognition for the services of the recipient. Base 27 was the base at Lod airfield (known in Hebrew as "Basis Kheyl haAvir Lod", whose civilian airport there is the Ben Gurion International airport), and serviced transport aircraft. Among the important wartime transportion operations that would have occured in Lod, the American airlift of arms to the IDF (starting 14 October) would have been one of the most critical. Base 27 closed in 2008 and was transferred to the Nabatim base (Base 28) in the Negev. In UNC, with lacquered surface.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - medallic militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 1973 Yom Kippur War, 20th Century, 1970s

SOLD $50.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70531
Israel Air Force/IAF Yom Kippur War era appreciation medal, circa. 1973
36670531

Israel Air Force appreciation medal, circa. 1973; struck in silvered bronze(?); no maker mark; weight: 79.3g; size: 59mm. Obverse bears stylized image of 11 airplanes in motion with legend in Hebrew "In Appreciation from the Air Force"; on reverse the emblem of the air force (with old style of writing the name "Kheyl Avir" rather than "Kheyl HaAvir") with quotation from the Book of "Tehilim", "And He Will Exhalt You to Inherit the Land" (strangely spelled with two letters "yud" instead of one in "ViYeromemkha"). Likely issued in appreciation of service by a foreign citizen around the time of the Yom Kippur War (1973), and a good instance would be the air train of supplies sent to the IDF during the war to replenish its weapons stocks. In AU-UNC, with lacquered surface and a few specs of light green oxidation.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - medallic militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 1973 Yom Kippur War, 20th Century, 1970s which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates

SOLD $60.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70532
Israeli Army/IDF 6800th Replacement Equipment Center Yom Kippur War medal, 1973
36070532

IDF 6800th Center for Combat and Replacement Equipment ("Matzlakh") Yom Kippur War commemorative medal, 1973; struck in bronze; no maker-mark; weight, 81.65g; size, 60mm: a pre-designed medal for the Ordinance Corps ("Kheyl Khimush") and engraved for this specific unit; obverse depicts the Corp's emblem with Hebrew legend "The Eyes of Jacob in Recognition | 1973 | For Your Contribution to the War Effort"; reverse depicts seven small images of the activities of the Corps, with this unit's name engraved in the center. Not to be confused with a different force known also by its initals as "Matzlakh" - the "combat photographers center" of the Communications Corps, this force's responsibility is to manage the stocks of ordinance inventory in the IDF's supplies. An obscure sub unit within an important force during the war: as the IDF lost a lot of equipment in the initial surpise attack on Israel, the Ordinance Corps' work was vital in re-servicing damaged equipment in order to resupply the military. In EF-AU with a few light surface scratches and a few signs of red paint (perhaps the medal originally bore some red color).


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - medallic militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 1973 Yom Kippur War, 20th Century, 1970s which are Objects with Biblical or Jewish Religious references or Hebrew Dates

SOLD $38.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70533
Israeli Army/IDF 6800th Center for Combat and Replacement Equipment medal
34170533

IDF 6800th Center for Combat and Replacement Equipment ("Matzlakh") appreciation medal (ND); struck in bronze; no maker-mark; weight, 91.95g; size, 58.5mm: unlike the lot above this is a specially designed medal for the 6800th "Matzlakh" - obverse depicts five images of the Center's work with legend in Hebrew "From Matzlakh 6800 in Recognition"; reverse depicts the emblem of the Matzlakh. As the medal doesn't bear a specific recipient's name, this may be a unit-specific token of appreciation from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, like the others shown above. In UNC, with lacquered surface.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - medallic militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 1973 Yom Kippur War, 20th Century, 1970s

SOLD $38.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70534
Israel Police 4x shoulder strap rank pips & buttons circa. 1960's-1970's
28570534
Israel Police 4x accoutements, circa. 1960's-1970's: 2x shoulder strap rank pips (of old older, thinner manufacture missing one of its prongs), 1x tunic button made by Kaftorey Matechet of Tel Aviv, 1x dress uniform(?) button not maker-marked.


Product Tags: Israeli Militaria - metal militaria, Israeli Militaria and Militaria from Israel and from 20th Century, 1970s, 1960s
SOLD $20.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15

WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration

70549
WWII/Holocaust era metal encased cigar box of the Ordnungspolizei German Police
32770549
Third Reich 'Ordnungspolizei' (regular police & emergency services) cigar box: brass colored metal-cased wooden box with emblem of the Nazi regime's police affixed on top; not maker-marked; 8 x 11.1cm, 213.2g. The emblem displayed is the definitive version bearing the left-facing eagle above a wreathed Swastika, adopted as the Orpo's emblem well before WWII. The base is covered in black felt. The Nazi-era regular German Police encompassed some 34 different functions, including forestry and foodstuffs - as well as military formations and participation in the implementation of the Holocaust. The Orpo was one of 3 police forces in the Third Reich (next to the Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo) "security police" which include the Gestapo, and the Sicherheitsdienst (SD) "security service [of the SS]") - all equally unsavory in the annals of the Holocaust: the Orpo fielded the "Police Battalions" tasked with the mass murder of Jews in the East, while the "Einstazgruppen", tasked with the same, were subordinated first to the SiPo and then to the SD (though it actually drew much of its manpower from the OrPo); the "green police" as Anna Frank called them at the time of her arrest, were members of the OrPo (whose uniform was green). The lower-right top edge of the wooden inncer-case has been chipped off; there are apparent glue marks on the left and right inner walls of the wooden box. Unusual.


Product Tags: German, Eastern European Jewelry/Broach/Accessory/Silverware, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Germany, Eastern Europe and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich,
SOLD $240.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70552
WWII collaborationist Nazi East Europe Im Dienst Der Sicherheitspolizei brassard
31770552
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.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - cloth militaria, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, Holocaust, 20th Century, 1940s,
SOLD $390.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70553
WWII original photograph related to Estonian 20th Waffen-SS Division, Brody 1944
47470553
World War II curiosity: German military press photograph captioned at back "Brody 16 July 1944" and issued by the 20th Waffen-Grenadier Division of the SS (the 1st Estonian Division), whose circular stamp is on the back (the FP number may be a 'feldpost', field post office number) - however, the soldiers depicted are in Wehrmacht (Army, not Waffen-SS) uniforms, and the 20th Division at this time was fighting further north, in Narva, and not in Brody. Brown-toned paper, light surficial dirt on top left area of front; otherwise mint. This item is being presented as a genuine article but its circumstances are unclear.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - photos & Postcards, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich, which are Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error,
SOLD $75.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
70554
WWII original photo related to 600th SS Parachute Battalion & Luftwaffe, 1943
45670554
World War II curiosity: German military press photograph captioned at back "Eastern Front 1943" and issued by the 600th SS Parachute Battalion (SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 600), whose circular stamp is on the back - however, the soldier seen in the BMW-marked side-car of the motorcycle sports the Luftwaffe styled eagle and Swastika patch (over his right pocket) - and the 600th Battalion was only formed in October 1944, being an obscure and little documented unit associated with Germany's commando hero (and future Mossad contract-agent), Otto Skorzeny; its predecessor, the 500th Battalion was formed a year earlier from Waffen-SS members only, and made operational only in 1944. Brown-toned paper, slightly curved; mint. This item is being presented as a genuine article but its circumstances are unclear.


Product Tags: Eastern European Militaria - photos & Postcards, WWII/Holocaust & Collaboration and Militaria from Eastern Europe and from World War II, 20th Century, 1940s, Third Reich, which are Unique/Discovery Piece, elite military units, Philately - significant cachets & postal markings, Minting/Production Error
SOLD $100.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Monday, 08 April 2019 19:15
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