The US auctioneer SoldUSA's current online auction of rare medals and militaria is set to finish between January 23-24.
Described by its organisers as "the largest militaria auction to come to market in the last five years," the sale features a number of coveted items estimated to sell for five figures.
As we reported last month, a scarce group of three distinguished medals given to the ace World War One German pilot Adolf Ritter von Tutschek is selling valued at $30,000-65,000.
Unique militaria items like an extremely rare Colt third model shoulder stock provision Dragoon pistol, made in 1858, will also be among the highlights, estimated at $4,500-16,000.
The sale also features a selection of German Second World War memorabilia.
Among its highlights is an original WW2 German Original Kriegsmarine Uboat Badge, which bears a diamond Swastika featuring nine genuine rose-cut diamonds and silver.
The piece is in excellent condition, and rarely appears at auction
This very rare, low production badge was made by "Schwerin, Berlin 68", and is marked as such on its reverse.
The diamond Swastika itself is a separate piece, applied to a 'base' Swastika clutched in an eagle's claws.
According to SoldUSA, this rarely offered original piece is in excellent condition - a scarce and fascinating document of the most notorious military regime of the 20th century.
The badge is auctioning with an estimate of $25,000-50,000.
Bids from interested museum institutes are also encouraged. More information can be found on the SoldUSA website, or watch this space for further news.
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