World War Two 1943 dated Kriegsmarine binoculars



World War Two 1943 dated Kriegsmarine binoculars with original case, produced by Ernst Leitz Wetzlar. Both the binoculars and the case have the “Beh” production code, with the case being dated. The binocular optics are still clear, and the original strap and bakilight eyepiece cover is intact. Also not large swastika and Kriegsmarine “M” on top of case. These were captured by a Canadian R.C.A.F. member in 1945 who also brought back a early pattern Kriegsmarine dagger.

WW2, Korean and Vietnam Canadian Medal Group

WW2, Korean and Vietnam Canadian Medal Group to Major J.G. Mimms. This group includes his Defence, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp (CVSM), and 1939-1945 War medal. Included is his Korean service medal (named ZB 4525 J.G. MIMMS) and Korea U.N. medal, his C.D. medal (named Captain J.G. Mimms) and finally his rare “International Commission for Supervision and Control” Vietnam medal. Very few of these medals were named to Canadians, making this a unique grouping. His medal ribbon bar and miniatures (not pictured) are also part of the group.

WW1 and WW2 grouping to A/S/SGT ALCIDE BOUDREA C.I.



WW1 and WW2 grouping to A/S/SGT ALCIDE BOUDREA C.I., of the Royal 22nd Regiment. This group includes his Defence, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp (CVSM), and 1939-1945 War medal, along with his WW1 pair (Impressed 660925 PTE. A. BOUDREAU. 22 CAN INF), Canadian Long Service and Good Conduct medal and Meritorious Service medal. The group comes with his original regimental cap badge.

Boer War and WW1 Military Cross Canadian Gallantry group




Boer War and WW1 Military Cross Canadian Gallantry group to Lieutenant Fred Campbell Young. Young served in Canada, England and France with the 31st Battalion, the Canadian Remount Depot, Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, Headquarters 1st Canadian Division, 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade, & Canadian Machine Gun Depot. This group comes with his Queen South Africa Boer War medal with South Africa 1902, TransVaal and Cape Colony clasps: His QSA is impressed “874 PTE F.C. YOUNG CANADIAN M.R.”. His WW1 Victory and 1914-1918 pair are impressed “Lieut .F.C. Young.” and his 1914-1915 star has his identification number (49536) on reverse. This outstanding group also comes with his photos, certificate of service and funeral card. Most importantly the group includes three CD’s full of audio material, where Young gave an interview detailing his military story from the Boer War to World War One.

World War Two Kriegsmarine “WKC” early pattern engraved officers dagger




World War Two Kriegsmarine “WKC” early pattern engraved officers dagger in fine condition. The blade is highly detailed and engraved with sailing ships, and the scabbard is a harder to find pattern used on early production daggers. This dagger was captured by a Canadian R.C.A.F member in 1945 who also brought back a pair of Kreigsmarine binoculars produced by Ernst Leitz Wetzlar.

WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Ships in bottle with model train

WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Ships in bottle with model train, lighthouse and P-51 Mustang plane. This Ship was produced by a prisoner located in a camp near Calgary, and there is a small “Calgary” railroad sign located in the bottle. This bottle is unmarked with no camp release stamp. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.

WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art


WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Bismarck ship made of wood, with multiple movable turrets and flags (not pictured.) This ship was made by a prisoner from the Medicine Hat Prisoner of War Camp number 132, and the ship has the original camp release stamp on the bottom of the ship. Only three of these are known to have been produced by the prisoner. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.

WW2 German P.O.W. photograph album






WW2 German P.O.W. photograph album, belonging to Kriegsmarine U-boat U593 Junior Sub-Lieutenant Kurt Heinemann from camp 135 in Wainwright, Alberta. This album is unique as it includes many drawings of the camp and camp life, newspaper clippings and documents as well as a copy of his U-boat interrogation papers. Not pictured is his Kriegsmarine U-boat badge and insignias. U593 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea by the USS Wainwright and HMS Calpe.

WW1 German Zeppelin relic

WW1 German Zeppelin relic fashioned into a cross, in velvet box with glass cover. This piece of a Zeppelin is marked “L21 SEPT 2 1916”, and the interior has “Cross made from Zeppelin L21 Wrecked 2nd Sept 1916.” Many Zeppelins that crashed over England were salvaged and turned into tourist pieces like this one, which resided in a pub for 30 years under glass before coming to Canada.

WW2 Nazi Deutscher Bund Canada flag


WW2 Nazi Deutscher Bund Canada flag- made in Alberta for one of several bunds that were started by pro National Socialist Party Germans residing in Canada and the United States. This extremely rare flag would have been locally produced and would have been used between 1934 and 1939-1940: by 1939 the RCMP had begun to round up members and put them in camps.