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  • Rare Waffen-SS Panzer SS-Obersturmbannführer shoulderboards to Karl Leiner SS Pz. Abt. 103





    Karl Leiner was Eicke’s son-in-law, his career took him through…

    SS-Heimwehr Danzig 1939

    Kdr. SS-T.-Pz.Abw.Abt. 1940

    Kdr. SS-Pz.Jg.Abt. “SS-Reich” 1941

    Kdr. SS-Pz.Abt. 3 1942

    Kdr. SS-Pz.Rgt. 3 1942-43

    Kdr. s.SS-Pz.Abt. 103 1944


    SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Leiner becomes the new battalion commander. Improvised training is conducted by using three Panzer 1s MODEL C. 25 Jan 45, battalion receives 13 Tiger 2 tanks. 26 jan 45 . Entrainment of 39 Tiger 2s in Lage for transport to the eastern front. The battalion is to report directly to Heeeresgruppe Weischel [army group Vistula]. One week prior , SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Herzig relieves the unpopular SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Leiner, the son in law of deceased SS Brigadfuhrer Eicke.SS Hauptsturmfuhrer Birnschein and SS Obersturmfuhrer Ther who sent reports against Leiner to the SS Main office ,are transferred for law , order and discipline reasons to schwere Panzer Abteilung 501. Also from the book on Wittman. In Nov 43 all elements of the battalion not involved in the east front deployment were transported by rail to Sennelager South , Augustdorf. SS Obersturmbannfuhrer Leiner had assumed command of the battalion a short time before [sSS Pz Abt 101]. The 38 year old Leiner had commanded the anti tank battalion of the Totenkopf div in the western campaign of 1940, and in 43 had led the same divisions panzer regiment during the Battle of Kharkov. Leiner was married to one of Eickes daughters, and he was a long serving member of Eickes Division ,where he was sure of the commanders goodwill. Leiner did not enjoy much popularity among members of the 101st. His cold unfriendly manner and his lack of understanding prevented any bonds from being established with the enlisted men, NCO s and officers. That’s all I have not even a photo, he sounds like your typical guy with his head up his behind. no reference for that just personal observation.


    SS-number being 27.351


    And between May and August 1940 he commanded SS-Totenkopf-Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilung.


    SS-Totenkopf-Division the following information:


    SS-Sturmbannführer (although I believe this must be SS-Hstuf) Karl Leiner(CO 11-39). So after his service with the SS-Heimwehr ‘Danzig’ he became CO from this unit.

    And when I look to what I’ve on SS-Totenkopf-Panzer-Jäger-Abteilung I see this:

    SS-Sturmbannführer Leiner (CO 8-40). So this could be correct as well since I first wrote he commanded SS-Totenkopf-Panzer-Abwehr-Abteilung till August 1940. I only don’t know if he was SS-Stubaf already at that time, only someone who has his promotions could tell us this…..


    He served with the 15. Kp. from SS-Heimwehr ‘Danzig’ since the CO from that Kp. was an SS-Ostuf called Otto Leiner and Karl had a higher rank at that time when I’m correct. So he probably served with another unit from the SS-Heimwehr ‘Danzig’.

    These shoulderboards were obtained direct from the family in Konstanz by a good friend by a picker/collector in Germany and then onto Martin Stiles at Hannahs Reich and have been in a single collection since. Unique offering which would be a prime piece in any SS-Panzer collection!


  • Reichsarbeitsdienst cufftitle

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  • Reichsarbeitsdienst sleeve shield

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    Nice original Reichsarbeitsdients sleeve shield which would indicate the Reichsarbeitsdienst unit. The shield is in unissued condition and would be hard to upgrade!

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  • Normandy deathcard to Josef Kahn, KIA 8.6.1944 in Cherbourg

    Normandy deathcard to Josef Kahn, KIA 8.6.1944 in Cherbourg, buried in Orglandes/Manche. A good card for further research!

  • Battledamaged M38 paratrooper helmet – FJR6 camouflage from Saint Come Du Mont

    Stellar ET68 M38 paratrooper helmet from SaintCômedu-Mont in the typical camouflage pattern for Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6. The helmet retains up to 85% of its original finish and its Luftwaffe decal is nicely peaking through the paint. The helmet retains its 4 tight liner bolts with cut chinstraps. The chinstraps and the lack of the liner in combination with the bullet hole in the right flank indicates it was probably removed for being drenched in blood. The helmet also shows the typical oxidation inside for being in contact with blood. The helmet surfaced a good 20 years ago in SaintCômedu-Mont when someone visited a Chambre D’hote in SaintCômedu-Mont and was gifted this helmet along with a US tanker helmet. This village was the theatre of a heavy battle between Fallschirmjäger Regiment 6 and the US 506 PIR on June 7-8 1944. The helmet has a clear bullet hole on the right flank most probably killing the wearer. Unfortunately, the helmet shell is not named. The helmet is marked ET68 indicating production by Eisenhuttenwerke Thale.

    Exceptional opportunity to acquire a top shelf camouflaged paratrooper helmet that would be very hard to upgrade and I wouldn’t mind to keep for my personal collection!

  • Polizei officers bullion sleeve eagle on grünmeliert base

    Polizei officers bullion sleeve eagle on grünmeliert base. Beautiful example still with the original price on the back!

  • B-1 Unit

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  • M31 Zeltbahn maker Val. Mehler Fulda 1940

    Excellent 1940 dated Heer Zeltbahn marked Val. Mehler Fulda 1940. The Zeltbahn is in very good, near mint condition and retains most if not all factory sewn buttons. Beautiful piece with the uncommon early ‘yellow raindrop’ pattern!

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    Excellent Heer M43 Keilhosen in Gaberdine

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  • US 101st airborne type 7 patch

    Textbook US 101st airborne type 7 patch

  • Matching K98 bayonet marked Coppel GmbH 1938 with black leather frog

    Hard to upgrade matching bayonet marked Coppel GmbH 38 indicating production by Alexander Coppel GmbH (aka Alcoso), Solingen in 1938. The bayonet is matching to its scabbard with the serial 6574 p and has nice clean bakelite grips. The bayonet is in very good uncleaned, unsharpened and matching (!) condition with 99% of its factory blueing. The bayonet comes together with its original leather frog. The frog is in good used condition and has never been separated from the bayonet. Stunning bayonet with its original frog!

  • Brownish Allied Forces helmet net

    Textbook original green/brownish allied forces helmet net. This type could be seen on the helmets of most allied forces: Canadian, British and US. Excellent example with small holes and rather thick thread which seems to have been coloured!

  • Late war reversible hood in Sumpftarn camouflage

    Late war reversible parka hood in used condition. The hood has a big repair to the back which looks to be Italian material.

  • Prre

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    Rare headphones for the Erdsprechgerät

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  • Ardennes deathcard Johann Mayer, KIA 17.12.1944 Steinebrück

    Original deathcard of Gefreiter Johann Mayer killed during the battle of the Bulge on December 17th, 1944. Extensive research shows he was killed in the small village of Steinebrück, which is situated exactly on the German-Belgium border only a few kilometres short before the town of St. Vith. Steinebrück was bitterly defended by elements of the 106th US Infantry Division, the Germans who attacked the village where part of the 164. Grenadier-Regiment, to be exact the II. Bataillon. This regiment was part of the 62. Volksgrenadier-Division and Mayer most likely served in this unit. His Erkennungsmarke inscription reads: -520- Stkp.J.E.B. 350. His remains are buried in Daleiden War cemetery.

  • K98 bayonet marked ab44

    A minty bayonet marked ab44 indicating production by Mundlos AG, MagdeburgThe bayonet has never been sharpened or reblued. The bayonet is matching to its scabbard with the serial 9562  and has nice red bakelite grips. The bayonet is in really good, near mint condition!

  • Single EM M36 Heer Pionier shoulderstrap

    Textbook original Heer EM m36 Pioneer shoulderstrap.

  • Tabbed pre war aluminium Kriegsmarine belt buckle by Richard Sieper

    A nice aluminum Kriegmarine belt buckle marked R. Sieper & Sohne Lüdenscheid 1939. Hard to find in good condition with 90% of the original gilt finish remaining!

  • Matching K98 pouches marked 0/0675/0122

    Very nice original matching K98 pouches marked 0/0675/0122. 

  • German army issue Marschkompass “A”

    A nice issue compass “A”. The compass comes with its original cord and is in working condition. The compass is with the letter “A” on top indicating production after may 1944 and a clockwise 64 Mills direction. A very nice compass in good condition.

  • M36 Pair of Heer Artillerie EM shoulderstraps

    A great original set of shoulderstraps intended for a Kanonier (EM) in a Artillerie unit. A nice set in very good condition.

  • Tan straight E-tool cover marked fuq 1943 with straight e-tool

    A stunning original Tan straight E-tool cover with E-tool. The cover is nicely marked fuq 1943 indicating production by Cottbusser Lederwarenwerk Curt Vogel K.G., Cottbus. The cover is in good original condition with supple leather without any issues. The Shovel is matching to the cover and marked REX 1943 indicating production by Schwarzwälder Unternehmen der Schmiedetechnik, Baiersbronn – Friedrichstal. The E-tool is nicely matching to the cover and fits nicely without stress. A stunning set and very hard to upgrade!

  • Heer EM M42 field blouse

    Nice original Heer EM M42 field blouse in very good condition. Still retaining most of the nap in the wool and not shortened or tailored. The blouse has a neatly restored set of machine sewn Einheitslitzen and machine resewn breast eagle.

  • First model Luftwaffe dagger by Carl Eickhorn


    Very nice first model Luftwaffe dagger by Carl Eickhorn, Solingen. The piece is constructed with aluminum details still retaining up to 99% of the silver/gold wash. The dagger is not sharpened and retains the full length unmessed with blade. The leatherette covering the sheath is still in very good condition same as the wire and grip. Superb early Luftwaffe dagger!

  • Hassia flashlight

    Near mint Hassia flashlight in near mint condition. Very hard to upgrade!

  • Period bakelite razor

    A nice and usable period Bakelite razor made in France. This unscrews and works perfectly and would be perfect for living history!

  • Beautiful pre war pocket knife

    A beautiful pre war French pocket knife. This knife has a lot of small  fold out accessories and is marked “AUVERGNE SOCIALISTE” which was a French Socialist movement in the Auvergne region between 1930 and 1940. This knife is big and heavy. The sides have been lined with bone and it shows signs that it wasn’t a cheap knife at the time, either. This is the nicest pocket knife I’ve had to offer, ever.

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    Original wooden toothbrush

    Original period toothbrushes. One of the best known characteristics of wartime toothbrushes is the fact that the “brush” part is very long. The toothbrushes are made out of wood. I would consider using one like this as it is as new. Toothbrushes weren’t a issue item, they where private purchase. A civilian toothbrush like this is is what the German soldier would have.

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  • Cap for Jake

    Rare Dutch wartime Schalkhaar Politie shako in good, as found condition. This shako came out of a household clearing in the north of the Netherlands a few years ago and is in untouched, as found condition. The Schalkhaar Politie was a Dutch police force that collaborated with the Germans. Rare piece!

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