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Current Catalogue - Awards & Badges

This catalogue is updated quarterly, however new items often arrive between updates. If there is something specific that you are looking for please email me with your 'wants list'. I will let you know as soon as anything interesting comes in.

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Mark Bentley

 
M7446 - WW11 IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS.   £195
A good, 1st class Iron Cross, having well finished, black iron core and tidy 900 silver surround and backing with flat tapered pin, this is a non maker marked example.

M8650 - WW11 1ST CLASS IRON CROSS SCREWBACK.   £250
A good, screwback version of the 1st Class Iron Cross, with almost all black finish to the iron core, maker coded to the rear L/58 for Glaser & Sohne of Dresden, the rear screw disc and thread are in fine condition and works nicely and there is a fixed pin to the rear top of the cross to hold in place on the uniform and not let it turn.

M8687 - WW1 CROSS OF HONOUR WITH SWORDS RIBBON BAR.   £15
A button hole version of the WW1 Cross of Honour with swords ribbon bar, with the ribbon in bow form with swords attached.

M9017 - WW1 CONVEX 1ST CLASS IRON CROSS.   £185
A very nice first war Iron Cross 1st class, made with the attractive convex curved shape and having a good pin assembly to the rear but no visible maker mark.

M8129 - WINTER WAR MEDAL.   £38
A good Winter War Medal or Ost Front medal, awarded to troops who served during the russian winter of 1941 and later issued for serving during other winter actions, complete with original ribbon..

M7439 - VETERANS ORGANISATION ALLOY EAGLE.   £30
Nice, bright alloy, pin backed breast eagle, with black iron cross centre, for the veterans orgnisation, on some the cross is in enamel but this one is in black paint, fully marked to the rear.

M8845 - U-BOAT WAR BADGE.   Sold
A good U-Boat War Badge, oval wreath with U-Boat in the centre and pin fixing to the rear and no maker mark, its original gilt wash finish has been lost, leaving it in a plain zinc finish, hence the lower price but detail is still good.

M8723 - U-BOAT WAR BADGE.   £200
A non maker marked U-Boat war badge, zinc type with most of its glit wash intact and good pin assembly, nice example of the later type badge.

M7783 - U-BOAT WAR BADGE.   Sold
A very nice condition U-Boat war badge, which retains almost all its gilt finish, has a vertical pin fitting and has maker logo to the rear of GWL.

M8051 - TWO DAY BADGES WITH MISSING PINS.   £50
Two unusual circular and fairly large day badges, both sadly missing pins, one shows a large german eagle over the westwall fortifications, with "Gautag am Westwall" around the border and inside "Kaisers Tautern 1939". The other shows a collection of tools, saw,axes & dividers and around the border "Hoch die Zimmererkunst" not types I have had before.

M9019 - TANK BATTLE BADGE.   £145
A good condition Tank Battle Badge or Panzerkampfabzeichen, has good silver finish and has maker logo to the rear, the pin assembly is missing its hook, so although it’s a very good badge, price reflects the missing hook. The badge was awarded to members of tank crews who took part in a minimum of three seperate tank assault operations.

M8726 - STICK PIN BADGE FOR THE WD ORGANISATION.   £45
A bronze badge in large stick pin form, for the WD organisation, having the stylised letters WD, topped by an eagle head.

M8782 - SS STICK PIN.   £35
A small, original SS stick pin, having circular, black enamel disc with silver SS runes inside a circle, the pin stem having a barley twist halfway along its length.

M8779 - SET OF FOUR SERVICE FLAG DAY BADGES.   £45
A set of four plastic day badges, in the form of the military standards or flags of the armed forces, each one being a different colour, such as red for artillery, yellow for cavalry etc, all have pin fittings and are in good condition.

M8685 - RIBBON BAR FOR THE RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL.   £20
A single ribbon bar for the russian front winter medal, with pin fixing, worn on the uniform instead of the award.

M6266 - PRE-WAR SILVER RAC SWEETHEART BROOCH.   £25
Very nice pre-war RAC sweetheart pin brooch in silver with the RAF badge picked out in light blue enamel and kings crown in red.

M8686 - MEDAL RIBBON BAR FOR THE IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS.   £30
A ribbon bar for the Iron Cross 2nd class, with pin back fixing, worn on the uniform instead of the award.

M6191 - LUFTWAFFE FLAK WAR BADGE.   £155
A good non maker marked luftwaffe Flak War Badge, awarded to luftwaffe Flak artillery crews on a points basis, requiring a total of 16 points earned for downing enemy aircraft, against tanks or for bravery in action, a dark zinc badge in teo parts the eagle & swastika being fixed to the wreath containing the flak gun, complete with good pin assembly.

M5870 - KM DESTROYER WAR BADGE.   £235
A good condition kreigsmarine Destroyer War badge, maker marked to the rear C.Schwerin & Sohn. Berlin. The well kown maker of KM awards, it’s a good early badge with almost all its gilt finish to the outside wreath and good silver finish to the inner ship & sea, the rear fixings are of a horizontal pin assembly and a top retaining hook.

M8966 - ITALIAN-GERMAN AFRIKA MEDAL.   £145
A good, 1st pattern bronze issue, Italian/german Afrika Campaign Medal, with original ribbon. Though designed and produced by the Italians, it was only issued to the germans but remained an unofficial award. One side shows two gladiators doing battle with a crocodile. While the reverse shows the Feneli Arch was Italian & german symbols either side. Later issues were in zinc.

M9035 - INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE.   £135
A good, early silver plated zinc example of the Infantry Assault badge, with its rifle & bayonet angled across a wreath, has excellent pin assembly and is maker coded to the rear R.R.S. for Richard Simm & Sohne. There is a little lifting of the silver finish but nothing serious and it is still a fine badge.

M8895 - GILT DATE RING FROM GERMAN CROSS.   £35
Unusual item, being the gold/gilt ring or wreath from a German Cross in Gold award, this carries the date 1941 for when the award was introduced, has small fixing point to the rear, possibly saved from an award being broken up or just found as a part somewhere at wars end, very good condition.

M8781 - GERMAN PREWAR SHOOTING ASSOC BADGE.   £60
A very nice prewar german national shooting assoc badge with pin-back fitting, the large gilt metal badge topped by a crown, has a black enamel eagle holding a white enamel target, over a bottom border of red enamel wit the words "Deutscher Schutzen Bund", very attractive badge.

M8871 - GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE IN SILVER BY ASSMANN.   Sold
A very nice, early silver, hollow type General Assault badge, maker marked to Assmann, with good pin assembly to the rear, has very good finish.

M8967 - FOUR MEDAL RIBBON BAR.   £35
Very good medal ribbon bar, comprising Lubeck Hanseatic Cross, 2nd class War Merit Cross with swords, 1938 Austrian Anschluss Medal and West Wall Medal. Clean, with good pin fixing to the rear.

M5561 - FIRST WAR SERVICE CROSS & RIBBON.   £20
A good condition war service cross with swords, complete with its ribbon, awarded for military service in the great war.

M9015 - FIRE MEDAL IN CASE.   Sold
A very nice 1936 pattern Fire Brigade Decoration 2nd class, with its red & white ribbon, in its fitted case, the fully enamelled award of white cross with red flames and swastika in the centre. Medal was awarded for 25 years of service to the brigade.

M9016 - FIRE CROSS IN CASE.   £75
A fine german fire service, silvered metal & white enamal cross, embelished with red flames and in the centre an enamal shield with I think the city arms of Hanover, so possibly an award for that area. Cross comes in its black fitted case with white silk lining and flock cushion.

M5592 - ENAMAL RAD BADGE.   £25
A nice small red, white & black enamel badge with at the centre the RAD spade, swastika & ears of wheat in black on white and having a red outer oval with the words "ARBEIT DANK" has good pin assembly to the rear and is maker marked, the exact purpose of the badge I am unsure about.

M8681 - EASTERN FRONT MEDAL.   Sold
A Eastern Front Medal for the winter war 1941-42 in russia, though later awarded to anyone that served in a russian winter operation, complete with original ribbon, medal has age darkened, otherwise it is in good condition.

M9018 - DRA SPORTS BADGE IN BRONZE.   £30
A good condition bronze, DRA National Sports Badge from the 1920's, before the design changed slightly when the DRA became the DRL in 1933 and finally changing with the addition of the swastika in 1937. Fully maker marked to the rear and has a good pin assembly.

M8704 - D.V.G. ENAMEL BADGE.   £45
A good example of the D.V.G. membership badge, worn to identify residents of the Westmark area, the circular badge in black, white & red enamel has a black border with "D.V.G. Westmark (Lothr)" and the centre being white with a red swastika, has a pin fitting to the rear, is maker coded and the enamel is in good condition.

M8724 - COASTAL ARTILLERY BADGE.   £115
A kriegsmarine Coastal Artillery war badge, with armoured coastal gun inside a wreath, topped by eagle & swastika, badge has a fair amount of original silver wash intact, has a good pin assembly and is maker marked to the rear HA for Herman Aurich.

M8367 - CLOTH VERSION PARA JUMP BADGE.   £165
Original cloth version of the german para jump badge, often worn instead of the metal badge to avoid snagging of jump smock and equipment, consists of blue/grey cloth backing with silver bullion wreath and gilt bullion eagle, very well made and looks to be unused.

M6400 - CLOTH GOLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPORTS BADGE.   £70
A scarce, cloth Achievement and Champinonship Badge of the NSRL & DRL, this is a full unused badge, black with gold machine woven eagle, wreath & date 1944, for the year of the award. The gold class was awarded to the national champion in any given sport, excellent condition.

M8521 - CLASS IRON CROSS IN CASE, FREDRICH ORTH.   £300
Excellent condition 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class, in its fitted issue case, which has a slightly domed lid with the EK motif, covered in black leatherette, which has worn through at the corners, exposed the wood but is otherwise sound with working sprung catch and steel hinge, lid is lined with white silk and the base has a cream colour, velvet cushion. The cross is excellent with all paint finish to the core, bright silver frame and good pin assembly, stamped with a code number 15, for maker Fredrich Orth of Wien.

M8519 - CASED 1ST CLASS IRON CROSS WITH CARD PACKING.   £350
A very scarce to find, 1939 Iron Cross, with its issue case and complete with original card packing box. The cross is very slightly convex and in excellent condition both in its paint finished core and silverwork. The black leatherette covered case with cross motif to the top, has its lid lined in white silk and the base has a cream flock cushion, all in good order. The coloured card packing box is fully marked with "Eisernes Kreuz. 1.Klasse. 1939" and has the makers details to the side of B.H.Mayer, nice complete set as it would have been issued.

M8582 - BRONZE SA SPORTS BADGE.   £35
A good condition SA Sports Badge, bronze class, fully marked to the rear.

M8965 - BRONZE CLASS SPORTS BADGE.   £45
A good condition bronze class Sports Badge, has very good finish, fully maker marked to the rear and has good pin assembly.

M8050 - BLACK WOUND BADGE WW11.   £35
A good black wound badge of WW11 period, being the later steel type, good overall black paint finish, just rubbed off to steel on swastika, has good pin assembly. This class of wound badge was for a single wound in action.

M8683 - BAR TO THE IRON CROSS.   £125
A fairly worn example of the Bar to the 1914 Iron Cross 1st class, awarded to those who earned the Iron Cross 1st class in both wars, general condition is good with pin fixing to the rear but almost all its silver finish has been lost through use & wear.

M6525 - 40 YEAR FAITHFULL SERVICE AWARD.   £65
A fine Faithfull Service Award, this is the gold 40 year type, having a golden iron cross design with gilt wreath bankground and a black enamel swastika to the centre, has its original cornflower blue ribbon, very attractive award.

M8843 - 39 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS, SHAKER TYPE.   Sold
A good condition 2nd class Iron Cross, complete with ribbon and maker mark to suspension ring and also being a "Shaker" with the iron core being slightly loose in the silver frame, hence the name as it rattles.

M8962 - 2ND CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS.   £75
A good example of the 2nd class War Merit Cross with swords, complete with original ribbon and its paper packet of issue, with the award marked on it.

M8198 - 21ST JUNE 1934 HJ BADGE.   £45
Unusual white, oval porcelain badge, with red & white HJ badge design, possibly meissen produced, with pin back fixing, top of badge marked " 21 juni" and bottom 1934 and is I think a rally badge for that date, very clean and tidy for a fragile item and has been well looked after, scarce item.

M8964 - 1ST CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS.   £115
A good, tidy 1st class War Merit Cross, still has frosted silver finish and very little wear, also has good pin assembly and is not maker marked or coded.

M8963 - 1ST CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS.   £135
A nice 1st class War Merit Cross with swords, has good frosted silver finish and silver highlights, very little wear just a little tarnish, has good pin assembly with maker LDO code number stamp.

M8682 - 1939 IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS.   £85
Decent example of the 1939 Iron Cross 2nd class, complete with its ribbon, a little scruffy with age but otherwise good.

M8680 - 1939 2ND CLASS IRON CROSS.   £85
A good example of the 1939 Iron Cross 2nd class, complete with its ribbon, shows a little use and wear.

M8780 - 1934 GERMAN WORKERS DAY BADGE.   £15
A german,1934 dated, workers day badge, circular in form with a bronze finish and having pin fitting to the rear, the design is embossed giving it a 3D effect.

M4238 - 14-18 WAR SERVICE CROSS.   £25
A good veterans 1914-18 War Service Cross, or Honour Cross, this one has crossed swords for military service, with its original ribbon.

M6526 - MINE RESCUE MEDAL WITH RIBBON.   £105
A scarce german Mine Rescue Decoration, introduced in 1936 for acts of bravery or injury in the line of duty, silver medal with crossed mine hammers surmounted by a army style eagle & swastika, with embossed legend to the rear and having a gold yellow ribbon with black & white edges.


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