Texas Museum of Military History/The Sam Nesmith Collection

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Burley Auction Gallery is proud to present the Texas Museum of Military History Auction/The Sam Nesmith Collection, Saturday, October 26th. Sam Nesmith was an archaeologist, curator & researcher for the Alamo, the Institute of Texas Cultures, & the Texas Memorial Museum before becoming the director & curator of the Texas Museum of Military History which currently supplies many museums with artifacts including the Bob Bullock Museum in Austin. Sam was an active member of the Company Of Military Historians, Sam authored & co-authored numerous publications and books on Texas and Spanish Colonial era archaeology & history. Sam took part in numerous excavations at the Alamo Plaza & the Goliad battlefield.

The vast collection features over 300 rare & historic firearms, Serial No. 75 Colt 1911, plus a rare Singer 1911, & many more rare historic firearms. Hundreds of military uniforms from the Civil War to WWII. American WWII uniforms, early British, Imperial Japanese, Nazi German, French & Italian WWII uniforms. Over 40 WWII leather flying jackets, a group of 40 helmets that were there on D-Day, Texas colonial bronze cannon, Vietnam War guns & uniforms, & MUCH more! Many of the items have been displayed in numerous museums throughout Texas. 15%BP TX#15184

Auction Preview Friday, October 25th Noon-6:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Auction Start.
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Gray leather body and standing collar. Both shoulder straps for Junior Officer are present without decoration Shoulder straps have dark blue underlay
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Kriegsmarine Foul Weather Jacket. Black leather body and standing collar, no insignia or name present but probably for a petty officer. Five gold Krie
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Polizei dress tunic & matching pants for Senior Sergeant, c. 1941. Gray-green body, with brown collar, epaulettes & cuffs(all with grass-gre...
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Authentic WWII Adolf Hitler stationary card. Card measures 4.75" x 7.5", in 9.5" x 11.5" frame
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Afrika Korps Luftwaffe Pith Helmet Red liner. Stamped "ERNER PAUSE & CO. BERLIN. C.2" Rare & mint, verified authentic.
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verified authentic
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verified authentic
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WWII Nazi German Visor Cover
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WWII Nazi German Kriegsmarine Side Cap
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Edelweiss flower patch right shoulder sleeve, 94 on shoulder straps
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WWII Nazi German Leather Luftwaffe Pilot Jacket
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Sign In to Subscribe to Lot Closing NotificationNazi 37th Jager Light Infantry Major Dress Tunic263 - Nazi 37th Jager Light Infantry Major Dress Tunic
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Service Dress Tunic for Major of the 37th Jager Light Infantry Battalion, c. 1942. Sage-green body, dark green collar and collar tabs with two silver
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29" x 54"
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Estimates : 200.00 - 500.00
 
 
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verified authentic
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Pink piping
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Lufftwaffe Herman Goring Regiment tunic for Sgt Major of Flak. Red piping around epaulette & collar. HG white collar tales w/ 4 gulls on each, o...
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Size 55 1/2
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Original Nazi Propaganda WWII Luftwaffe Siemens Portable Model K32 GWB Radio. Measures 7.5" x 12.5" x 17"
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WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe Visor Cap
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verified authentic
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Wermacht Tunic for Sergeant of 3rd Mountain Battallion, c. 1941. Sage-green wool body, has the early pointed shoulder straps, rather than the later ro
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Nazi Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Original Tunic for a Private, c. 1943. Blue-gray wool body, collar, & shoulder straps. Red collar tabs with single...
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Wermacht Musician's Full Dress Tunic for a Sergeant with the 6th Cavalry Regiment, c. 1941. Sage-green, wool body with Musician's gold &...
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First pattern police cap badge.
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26.5 mm cal, marked "euh", which stands for- C. u. W. Meinel-Scholer, Klingenthal in Sachsen
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Red liner and sweatband has been replaced, stamped "GERMANY" and the initials "JHS". Excellent condition. dual verified authentic.
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German WWII Afrika Korps Summer Tan Pith Helmet. Has red liner inside, leather strap is broken on one side. Sweatband dated 1941 on inside
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WWII Nazi M1934 Helmet Fire Police Double Decal
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M1935 helmet. Beaded, Decal inside "EIGENTUM DER REICHSHAUPTSTADT BERLIN 1939" (Property of the Reich Capital Berlin), Stamped "Q64&q...
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circa 1944 late war production. Shoulder straps are black with red piping for artillery & a silver bullion stripe at the bottom of each strap &a...
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German m.1935 helmet for Wermacht Infantry. It has the double decal with the Heer Army eagle on the left side, and the tricolor shield on the right.
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verified authentic
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Original base uniform, with "1" on shoulder straps that were added after. Reproduction badges & collar tabs. The Eagle has been re-sti...
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Original uniform, with reproduction badges & cufff title.
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Wermacht Officer's Tropical Tunic for 1st Lieutenant of Artillery, c. 1941. Body is of pliable, tan fabric for tropical areas like Mediterranean...
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Nazi German 3rd Pattern Afrika Korps tunic & trousers. Original insignia, possibly re-sewn
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Unusual Tropical variant Luftwaffe. Real eagle, with reproduction badging and added false cuff title.
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Unusual tropical variation. Has re-sewn Eagle, and has "46" on epaulettes.
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WWII Nazi German Navy Officers White Tunic
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WWII Nazi German Blue Medic Uniform Shirt
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WWII Nazi German Navy Sailor Uniform
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Luftwaffe Tunic for Corporal Radio Operator, c. 1943. Blue-gray rough wool body, collar, & shoulder straps. Golden-brown piping around shoulder ...
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Luftwaffe Tunic for a Private in Communications, Air Signals School, c. 1942. Blue-gray wool body, collar and shoulder sttraps. Golden-brown collar ta
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Original uniform, Pilot's badge is reproduction. 3 gulls on yellow collar tabs
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German eagle and Nazi crest with Hochland Edelweiss badge on left side, size 60, "BUSSE MANZ" stamp on inside, with liner and strap. verif...
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missing Nazi eagle plaque
Current Bid: 50.00
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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verified authentic
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Dated 1936, with metal Luger form likely used for making holsters. The holster has nazi eagle proofs.
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bill exhibits wear
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verified authentic. M-40 reissue EF64 Mint exceptional single decal
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