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BARON KLAUS VON FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN CAVALRY CRUSHER CAP GROUPING CONT.

SALE ENDS ON 1 FEB.

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The crusher cap is made of early soft molten material and the exterior has only a few small minor and very discrete moth holes so with surprisingly minimal damage, as it was well used in the field and a combat environment. The insignia is stunning and in excellent condition. The leather peak shows cracking to the front centre, due to it been stuffed inside a suitcase for 70 years with many other family military items, until they surfaced recently. There are signs inside the cap of a possible makers name to the inside crown and the cap size is approximately 56.

There are 12 detailed and comprehensive personal letters, mainly addressed to Klaus to his field post address and presumably from his wife, with date stamps in 1942 & 1943. These letters are many pages each and the last letter was written in October 1943, and must have all been returned to the family along with the cap, when he was killed on 4 December 1943 in Mykolaiv in the Ukraine.

Also, 13 various original photographs, 4 with close-ups of Hitler meeting his staff at his Headquarters probably around mid-war time, and others of Klaus (framed) and his brother Karl v. F-L, who was an officer in the artillery and others must be family members. Possibly Klaus and definitely his cousin Wessel v. F-L, was attached to Fuhrer HQ which was arranged by Admiral Canaris during 1943. Hence the nature of some of these photographs.

Finally, more documentation including Klaus's HJ membership Card from the 1930's, and this military files, and even his marriage certificate ! The most telling item here is his pocket-sized personal address book containing many hand-written names, addresses and telephone numbers, and especially those of all his wider family. Most notably of course is Wessel v. F-L, but also another cousin, Bernd v. F-L who ironically was in the Fuhrerbunker at the end with Hitler and broke-out to deliver Hitler's last Will & Testament (refer the films; 'Downfall' & 'Hitler: The Last 10 Days').

Please email for more photo's and additional information.

Code: 50043

5450.00 NZD


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BARON KLAUS VON FREYTAG-LORINGHOVEN CAVALRY CRUSHER CAP GROUPING WITH LINKS TO THE 20 JULY 1944 PLOT

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Rittmeister Baron Klaus von Freytag-Loringhoven extensive grouping, with links to the 20 July 44' Plot;

His cavalry crusher cap, personal letters, original photo's and other documentation, including his personal address book with hand-written names and telephone of his cousins Wessel v. F-L (who supplied the brief-case bomb detonator to his close friend Stauffenberg) and Bernd v. F-L, who was in the Fuhrerbunker right at the end of the war with Hitler. I am sure that there are others that are noted in this diary who could be of interest.

This all came from the family and has never been in a collection before and with plenty of scope for further research and would be a great project.

Klaus served with the 24 Panzer Division which was formed in in 1941 from the 1st Cavalry Division, and the tank crewman wore the golden-yellow Waffenfarbe due to the divisions mounted origins, rather than the Panzer pink.

A fascinating group and especially with the connection to the plotters and conspirators, from an East Prussian family of nobility. Any WW2 resistance material is very sort after nowadays and those members of the German Resistance during WW2 are being remembered.

Code: 50044

5450.00 NZD


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WW1 GERMAN PRUSSIAN OFFICERS AVIATORS TUNIC

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An excellent example of a worn Prussian officers 1910 style aviators tunic, and probably mid to late war due to the heavy wool fabric. The correct aviator's grey underlay underneath the shoulder boards and also to the highly detailed collar litzen's. Matching set of propellers on each shoulder board and one set of sown vertical loops where a pilots or observers badge was positioned, and with signs of use. All matching buttons and original cotton stitching and with an EK2 ribbon to the 2nd button hole, which is very well worn and brittle.

Ex-Michael Baldwin collection sale from January 2018.

Code: 50049

5500.00 NZD


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WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN FLAG WITH PHOTOGRAPH

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A large size Imperial German State flag with an original period photograph showing it being captured by the men of an engineer regiment at the Hotel de Ville, Douai, France on September 16 1918.

The flag has been carefully cut from the pole shown in the photo, and is otherwise it is in very good worn condition after over 100 years and has lots of character.

Code: 50050

750.00 NZD


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WW1 PRUSSIAN FLAG 2.5M X 1.5M

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A Kaisermarine battleship or U-Boat ensign printed version with stamped binding.

This huge ensign is of fine printed composition on traditional flag cloth. The flag bearing the design of Iron Cross to the corner, and the Imperial eagle to the centre. The flag with its heavy duty stitched reinforcing section at one end. To the upper staff area, the flag attachment. The main rope to the lower section. The flag with the stamped ink 'Kaiserliche Kriegsflg 1,5 x 2,5’ marking to the reinforcement.

The flag showing some general wear and use overall. Some holes to the field (the holes ranging from 1cm approx to the largest approximately 3cm). The printed colours remaining fresh & vibrant. An inked name is visible to the base of the central roundel. Possibly inked by the person taking the flag as a souvenir.

This came from a large naval collection and haven’t been on the market for over fifty years.

The size of this flag is of the type carried on Capital shipping i.e. major battleships, or U-boats. Particularly rare to the market. The design of the flag is of the 1903 – 1919 pattern, and typical of those carried during the First World War.

Code: 50051

1750.00 NZD


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WW1 GERMAN BAVARIAN OFFICERS AVIATORS TUNIC & TROUSERS

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A superb Bavarian officers 1910 pattern tunic and matching trousers for a lieutenant in the German Army Air Service. Tailored fine gaberdine grey material with Swedish cuffs, silver buttons and double matt silver litzen to the collar on patches of black velvet with poppy-red edging. Correct Bavarian threaded matching shoulder boards, each with propellers, however, one propeller is missing a wing and the other is broken-off but still intact.

Does have areas of light mothing and then especially to the lower right-hand front bottom skirt.

On the left-side there are 3 Loops for a ribbon bar and then 6 loops to house 3 awards with rubbing evidence to the fabric to show that they have been used.

Matching trousers with leather shoe fasteners at the bottom. The tailors name is visible on the trouser buttons as well as to the top rear on the pants, being 'Isidor Bach Munich' who was then a well known premium out-fitter and tailor of WW1 officers uniforms.

This aviators uniform was found in a house clearance in Denmark about 10 years ago.

Code: 50052

7500.00 NZD


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WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS

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A classic padded embroidered set of issued pilots wings that are in very good condition and they have been worn and very carefully removed from a uniform, and with only one slight abrasion to one outer feather.

WW1 RFC pilots wings were never a type or model as such i.e early vs. late war, but rather they were made throughout the war by different manufacturers, so hence the different variants that you will see in the old photo's.

These pilots wings are of the most classic shape and a fully padded style.

Code: 50130

900.00 NZD


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WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS

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A fantastic set of used Royal Flying Corps pilots wings that have been removed from a tunic.

A beautiful set of slightly padded wings that have been been nicely trimmed by the wearer and must have seen some action over the Western Front, with a real 'been there' look to them and ideal for the collector who likes the well worn genuine article.

Abrasions to the two outer feathers, which seems common with worn and used wings, as they are very fine and a delicate item.

Code: 50131

600.00 NZD


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WW1 ROYAL FLYING CORPS PILOTS WINGS

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A pristine flat embroidered set of issued RFC pilots wings that are in very good condition and they have never been worn and with only slight abrasions to lower outer bottom feathers.

The classic set RFC shape wings and a flat style and ideal for a collector who prefers the non-issued museum quality display type example.

Code: 50132

850.00 NZD


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WW1 GERMAN BAVARIAN AVIATORS PILOTS BADGE - ENGRAVED AND THE PILOT IS IDENTIFIED WITH A PHOTO AND SERVICE HISTORY

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A wonderful engraved WW1 Bavarian pilots badge by Carl Poellath of Schrobenhausen. This hollow type badge is in very good used condition with no damage and maintaining some of its original frosting within the edges of the inside leaves.

The rear has period engraving detailed to Lieutenant of the Reserve, A. Hermann who qualified as a pilot on 24 September 1917, and notes his unit and located on the Western Front (France/Belgium).

A photo of him (3rd from the left) with his squadron dated December 1917 and a summary of this WW1 service history. See pics 8 to10.

It came with an art-deco type bakelite case with a Dresden jewellers label, and this was not original to the badge, but it would have found it way into this case over the past 100 plus years.

Code: 50133

2750.00 NZD


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