Early Pionier Enlisted Contract Caps

Tonight I closed my eyes and stuck my hand in the magic closet, waved it around… and withdrew a Pionier visor cap. It’s a contract piece and has an unusually dark sweatband. I would think it was a replacement, but it is attached with the exact same thread as the lining. No stamps on the inside of the lining - as if they would be visible anyway as dark as it is - but the chinstrap is stamped "RAHM & KAMPMANN Wuppertal-Elbe" and is dated 1937.

For grins, I pulled down an even earlier contract cap off my display shelves. Note the lighter cap band on the super early cap. That one is stamped to "Stab P. B. 7" for staff of Pionier Battalion 7. The manufacture date is 9th of December, 1934. It has a sheet of newspaper folded in the back of the sweatband (tighter fit) and I think the illustration stuck in the name tag slot is cut from a cigarette pack or advertisement but not sure. Could be from the same newspaper he tucked in the sweatband. The unit received the designation of Pionier Battalion 7 on 15 October, 1935 and was initially in Munich but moved nearby to Rosenheim the following October. As part of 7. Infanterie Division it took place in the entire laundry list of campaigns. The march into Austria, invasions of Poland and France, and finally Russia for the rest of war with a lot of hard fighting and heavy losses. Here’s a an early history: (but auf Deutsch) Pionierbataillon 7

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Nasjonal Samling Insignia Pickups

I have recently gotten interested in Norwegian items from the war…all sides, allied, resistance, NS, collaborators…I spent most of last year in Norway and visited many historical sites, and find this a nice little niche to catch my breath outside of the craziness that can be the USMC and Third Reich sides of the hobby.

Needless to say, this doesn’t seem to be a highly collected area in the US, so it’s rather difficult to find stuff. I think most people who stumble upon it don’t know what it is, so it makes searching for it even tougher. I was fortunate enough recently to stumble upon a small lot of NS insignias being sold and was able to pick them up.

First up…a Marinen Ravn. I am so new to this side of the hobby I thought this was a fantasy piece until someone educated me on the small Naval force Quisling stood up. It appears this patch was worn both on the cap and sleeve. Does anyone know if they were different sizes? It’s hard to tell in the few images I’ve found…


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for sale M36 Artillery officers tunic with breeches.

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by: rayvinton

Description: Here we have a nice Artillery officers uniform. I have had it about 5 years and hate to see it go but alas I must sell to further other hobbies. I am will to pay for shipping anywhere in the continental US but if shipped overseas buyer will pay shipping. I have included the link that confirms originality. If you have any questions about what you see please PM me or email me at Rayvinton@yahoo.com. Thank for looking and hope it goes to.a good home.
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Stahlhelm Mimikri ?, WK1 / WK 2



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Helmlederfutter Innenleder Linner Stahlhelm



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Stahlhelm, Gr 58, oliv nachlackiert, Innenleben erneuert, Luftlöcher, Feuerwehr?



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Approve me New Member, looking for information on what I believe is a WWII mine flag

Hi all. I came across this site when researching some items belonging to my brother in law’s father who was in the 30th infantry. He has many interesting artifacts. There is one item in particular that I cannot identify. It is an orange flag measuring 31" x 37" and has what appears to be a Jolly Roger silk screened upon it. I was hoping to upload a photograph of it to see if anyone is able to assist in identifying the item. Thanks for your assistance!


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M 40-Stahlhelm Original!



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Originaler M 40-Stahlhelm.



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