For Sale - MilitariaUpdated 26 January 2018
As mentioned on my home page, I have decided to sell a variety of "non-cap" items from my collection, which I offer below. All items are guaranteed authentic, made before 1991 (unless otherwise stated). I have kept the asking prices very low in order to clear my storage room! In most cases I have not listed postage cost. Please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in any item/group of items; and I will determine what the postage will be. If that total cost is still within your price range, we can conclude our deal. I accept checks or money orders in US dollars or PAYPAL (but I have to charge an extra 5% to cover PAYPAL fees if you choose this option) or Google Wallet.
Order of the Red BannerOriginal and guaranteed authentic Order of the Red Banner; type 4 (according to "The Comprehensive Guide to Soviet Orders and Medals" by McDaniel and Schmitt); serial numbered #454883, which dates it to the early 1950s. Beautiful condition with original brass ribbon backing and ribbon.
KLMK Two-piece UniformExcellent, unissued condition
Rare lightweight cotton two piece uniform with buttoned-in hood. Nicely cut, reflecting a more tailored appearance than its corresponding coverall (see next item). Top has original cardboard maker's label and both top and pants are stamped with matching number "5723." Comes with matching facemask.
Pants have elastic to hold in place in boots. Can't make out size - but top fits nicely as US size 40. Pants' waist size between size 38 and 40 (I've loosely sewn them to fit size 36 but that thread can simply be removed to restore original size, without damage).
Three-finger Field MittensUsed but unworn condition with some carbon marks on palm
Standard Army-issue cold-weather three-fingered mittens. Heavy khaki canvas palms with soft brown felt backs (for wiping runny noses!) and rough felt lining.
No markings but size equates to US size large.
Army Officer's Map CaseExcellent, unissued condition
Brown leather Army officer's map case with strap. Complete and undamaged, including clear plastic inside map protectors and all elastic holders. Well-marked; 1988 manufacture.
Pistol LanyardExcellent, unissued condition
Brown leather pistol lanyard. Strap is 31" long - not including metal clasp. No markings
AK-47/AKM Magazine PouchExcellent, unissued condition
Soviet Army AK-47/AKM magazine pouch made of khaki canvas and black leather. Some markings (including Soviet "OTK" (quality control) stamp). Complete with no damage.
Grenade PouchExcellent, unissued condition
Soviet Army hand grenade pouch; made of khaki canvas with brown leather strap. Each pouch holds two anti-personnel grenades.
Price: $10 each (two available)
Bayonet LanyardGood, undamaged condition
Bayonet lanyard made from khaki canvas webbing. Worn attached to the hilts of AKM bayonets.
Price: $5 each (3 available)
Soldier's Canteen and CoverFair, used condition
Khaki-painted aluminum Army canteen; some dents but unused with intact rubber seal in cap. Cover used and somewhat dirty, but otherwise no damage. No markings.
"Order of the Red Banner"Like New
Heavily illustrated, full color book showing the developmental history of and examples of all variations and classes of this important Soviet order.
This book is "the" authoritative reference book on this order with hundreds of color photographs and provides serial number and date ranges for each variation of the order.
Hard cover, Russian text, 223 pages, published in 2006. Out of print.
"Russian Aviation Colours 1909-1922. Volume 2: Great War (Camouflage and Marking)"Like New
This English-language book describes the history of the little-known emblems and distinctive markings of Russian military aviation during World War I.
Includes the history of Russian air units operating during this period and provides hundreds of black and white photographs and full color profiles of most aircraft types and their identification markings.
Hard cover, 176 pages, published in English in 2015. Out of print. I'm only selling this great reference book since I was accidentally sent two!
"Cockades" - illustrated booklet on Soviet-era Hat CockadesNew
50-page Russian-language color illustrated booklet identifying hundreds of Soviet-era hat cockades, both military and civilian. Published in 1998, this is by far the most authoritative
reference on such cockades.