Bunch of WW2 items , any info appreciated!
Hello, I am asking on behalf of my grandad about these items. A letter addressed personally from Field Marshall Montgomery to a soldier thanking him for his service, an unknown object with the "Norfolk Regt" badge and cross swords, a german badge with 1939 written on the front and L/13 printed on the pin, a "Norfolk Regt" spoon in its original box an unknown watch that we don't know anything about and a belt buckle with "Gott mit uns". I have posted pictures below and a description.. I just wondered if anyone knew anything about them. It is obvious that's this soldier was part of the Norfolk Regiment, but as for the German badge and buckle, it's a mystery.
The letter from Montgomery, with his genuine signature:
The unknown Ceremonial object with the regiment symbol and cross swords:
The german badge, we believe it is an Iron Cross award, though not sure:
The Norfolk Regiment spoon with case:
The unknown pocket watch:
The german belt buckle:
04-05-2014 10:00 PM
Welcome to the Forum. Nice finds. The Montgomery signature
is printed on the card. The pocket watch is stunning.........!
Welcome to the forum,that is a first class iron cross
Hello Steve, thanks for the reply! Yeah, we don't know a thing about the watch but it's really nice and well maintained. One of the images shows a manafacture name and it's in working order.
Thanks for the comment, just what I thought! Am I right in thinking the cross is rare? How much do you think it's worth(not that we want to sell it)
'Argentan' is the name of the watch case manufacturer, or the model
of the case. Could it possibly be 9Kt gold ? The watch movement
looks, and is likely Swiss made.
Great finds. The 1st Class Iron Cross has not fared well, and that
will effect the value a lot, but it's still nice. Don't know why
someone would leave these things behind.........
Ah ok, my grandad seems to think the watch is german silver but as for the cross, it's really interesting!
I'm not well acquainted with European watch cases.
The buckle is WWI Imperial Germany.........
Me neither haha! I'll google it. Wow, it's a WW1 buckle?? Any other info up your sleeve?
Yes - I'd do some more poking around in that house.........!