Bill Shea welcomes you to
The Ruptured Duck
HEAR YE HEAR YE...IT'S MAX TIME OF THE YEAR!!!!
Well time does fly and waits for no man. It may be hard to believe but September is here so MAX time is right around the corner! Yes indeed the 30th annual MAX show will take place this year in friendly Monroeville, PA. on Friday October 3rd and Saturday October 4th. Please check out their website for all the pertinent details. http://themaxshow.com
We will be there for our 30th straight time. We are a Charter Member and have never missed a show. We will be in our usual corner with 12 tables full of goodies. If you see anything on the website that you would like us to bring to the MAX to show you, please let us know. Just say the word and the item(s) will be under the table waiting for you.
Don't hesitate to call or email as we look forward to seeing you at the MAX SHOW!
Bill, Patrick, Dave, Jeff and Kevin from the Ruptured Duck Team
The Ruptured Duck is a family-owned and operated on-line mail order business. We deal in all types of authentic German, Japanese, and American military memorabilia from the WWI and WWII periods. Every item we sell is guaranteed for life to be original, having been produced in the period prior to May of 1945. Our staff has over six decades of experience buying, selling, appraising, consulting and collecting the souvenirs from that very important period of American history. We deal in many different items, including but not limited to helmets, uniforms, headgear, medals, flags, edged weapons, field gear and belt buckles.
If you do not see an item you have been searching for, please feel free to email Bill at email@example.com, or Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at (978) 928-4495. We would be happy to let you know if we have it, as there are many more items in our inventory than what you see listed here.
Call our 24 hour hotline for ordering only: (978) 928-4158 and our fax is (978) 928-5278
For ease of use, we invite you to create an account. You can always shop as a guest if you’d prefer! We would also like to invite you to browse through our store. Shop with confidence knowing that you are dealing with an experienced, reputable company that is here for you! A militaria show schedule is posted here on the site, a few of which we attend. Come on out to one and say hi, we would love to meet you!
Layaway: Please refer to the layaway terms or the tidbits section. Feel free to also contact us via e-mail or by phone.
Please Note: We'd like to assure you that the flat fees of $15.00 for Domestic insured and $60.00 for International insured shipping are indeed default costs. We will adjust each and every order according to the items ordered to make sure you are being charged the correct amount for postage.
Thank you for visiting, and we look forward to hearing from you!
|C-480b Super SCARCE Waffen SS Gruppenführer Shoulder Board Set||C-951d RAD Other Ranks Cap Insignia||C-957b RAD Officer Sleeve Shield|
|Yes, that is right, a real set of SS Gruppenführer boards! These are produced with a braid of toned gold and silver flat wire. There is minor wear and discoloration. The underlay is light gray badge cloth which also has wear and...|
This one has been removed from a cap. It is machine woven with minor discoloration only. Above average condition!
|This example is shield shaped with shiny silver flat wire spade/handle. This example has just the number 171 which indicates it was for the staff of a group. The reverse has a machine woven tag that has the triangular RAD J motto along with...|
|F-250b SS Zeltbahn||H-170 Very Rare M-16 Austrian Allgemeine Double Decal SS Helmet||H-206 Unique Model 1916 Helmet Reworked As a Collection Device|
|This example is for use by the SS and features a reversible oak leaf camouflage pattern. The majority is oak leaf pattern 5, with pattern 6 seen used for the flap at the slot in the middle. There is only minor wear from use, this is a very clean...||This choice offering retains 85% of the glossy black Allgemeine finish. This is applied over the original Austrian brown paint which is very obvious and intact on the interior dome of the shell (see images). The absolute textbook Pocher produced...||Unique Model 1916 Helmet Reworked As a Collection (i.e. for WHW etc.) Device-This is a really neat, and truly unique, helmet! It is an M-16 German production helmet which has a pale green finish and a hand painted tri color shield on the left...|
|H-268 Excellent Model 1940 Army Single Decal Helmet||H-286 Interesting, Named Model 1940 Camouflage Army Helmet||H-287a Desirable Model 1942 Army Camouflage Helmet w/Orig. Net|
|This great helmet has a dark green finish that remains nearly fully intact, with just a few white scuffs. The (ET) army decal is in great shape, checking in at 98% intact. The interior has a brown leather, size stamped 55 liner that is in near...||This cool helmet has a splotchy, brushed on camouflage finish of mostly green but tan and red as well. It was fairly thickly applied and remains a solid 80% intact. We believe the liner system was replaced at some point as it is loose. Also, it...|
This one has it all! Not only does it sport a three color (red, tan, green) camouflage finish but also an original rope net. The sprayed on finish remains nearly fully intact. The net has some discoloration but is in good condition otherwise. A...
|H-290 Fantastic, DAK Camouflage Model 1938 Para Single Decal||H-308 FANTASTIC GI Send Back Police Model 1942 Double Decal Hel.||HG-46 Fantastic Waffen SS Officer Overseas Cap|
Fantastic, DAK Camouflage Model 1938 Paratrooper Single Decal Camouflage Helmet- This amazingly desirable helmet features a DAK tropical tan camouflage finish which has the distinct pink hue that is a characteristic of this type. The camouflage...
|FANTASTIC GI Send Back Police Model 1942 Double Decal Helmet-This awesome helmet will be featured in MY upcoming book THE STORIES BEHIND THE TREASURES OF WORLD WAR II ….”The Making of a Collectorholic” hopefully coming out in...||-This desirable cap is produced in field gray, gabardine cloth which is super clean with just the slightest hint of wear in a few spots. It is ruly a fantastic looking piece! The scallop is piped in a silver aluminum mesh piping that is...|