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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Patrick at email@example.com, 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!
|BK-223a “Amtliches Unterrichtsbuch über Erste hilfe”||C-480b Super SCARCE Waffen SS Gruppenführer Shoulder Board Set||C-951d RAD Other Ranks Cap Insignia|
This is a Red Cross instruction and training book. It was written by the Deutschen Rotes Kreuz, published by Presse-und Werbeamt of Berlin and printed by Dietrich & Hermann of Duisburg . There are 263 pages and there is a 8 page supplement as...
|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!
|C-957b RAD Officer Sleeve Shield||F-250b SS Zeltbahn||M-348a Deutsches Feld-Ehrenzeichen (German Field Honor Badge)|
|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...||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 is the pin back version of the award. It is very handsome, with burnished starburst background. There is a white enameled cross with gilt crossed swords through the arms of the cross. A soldier in full field gear is seen as the central...
|S-075 Fantastic Luftwaffe Honor Goblet Grouping||C-471a Very Desirable SS Gruppenführer Collar Tab||C-471c Rare SS Gruppenführer Collar Tab|
This absolutely phenomenal grouping includes the Ehrenpokal, Wehrpaß, photos and documents of Feldwebel Heinrich Wehrmann (interestingly, Wehrmann translates in English to “Serviceman” or “Soldier”). Wehrmann was a...
|This type would have been worn by an SS general with the rank of gruppenführer, equivalent to a major general (2 star). It is produced in black, soft wool that is excellent. There is a silver flat wire, three leave oak leaf sprig with a...||This type would have been worn by an SS general with the rank of gruppenführer, equivalent to a major general (2 star). It is produced in black, soft wool that is excellent. There is a silver flat wire, three leave oak leaf sprig that is in...|
|C-471d Excellent SS Brigadeführer Collar Tab||C-491a Waffen SS Enlisted Rank Single Shoulder Board||C-600h Gau Level Political Leaders Armband|
|This type would have been worn by an SS general with the rank of brigadeführer, equivalent to a brigadier general (1 star). It is produced in black, soft wool that is excellent. There is a bright silver flat wire, two oak leaf sprig and a...||This example is produced in black badge cloth that is excellent with just slight wear. The strap is black as well, and the backing is field gray. The piping is yellow, indicating this was used by signals personnel. A great piece! $200.00||This style was utilized at all levels except orts, this particular example is for an Gau level political leader with its red nylon piping at the top and bottom. It is for the rank of leiter eines stelle (leader of a post, zellenwalter (cell...|