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Secrets of the Arsenal
And the moment we've all been waiting for...Here's the clip of our segment on "Secrets of the Arsenal" on the American Heroes Channel. Click below and enjoy!
We also wanted to let you know that starting January 5th, 2015 we'll be beginning the new year with our largest, most gigantic, comprehensive, jammed packed update of all time. It will be a week like no other in the history of The Ruptured Duck. So tune in early and often to get the first shot at medals, headgear, helmets, cloth, uniforms, edged weapons, field gear and speciality items etc...
The Ruptured Duck
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 militarymemorabilia 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 of1945. 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!
|C-443 Former Hitler Youth Member SS Insignia for “Other Ranks”||HG-60a Clean Luftwaffe “Other Ranks” Visor Cap for Flight/Para..||M-332 Armed Forces 4 Year Faithful Service Award|
|These were worn by former members of the Hitler Youth now assigned to the SS. It is a machine embroidered black and white Hitler Youth diamond. This is an excellent, unissued example!||Clean Luftwaffe “Other Ranks” Visor Cap for Flight/Paratrooper Personnel-This super clean cap is produced in blue gray wool in a trikot weave. As mentioned, it is very clean and there is just one single sharpened pencil tip sized moth...|
These were awarded for 4 years faithful service to the Wehrmacht. The silver finish remains mostly intact with minor burnishing to one side. Above average condition!
|HG-3 Scarce and Desirable Early War Army General Visor Cap||HG-46a MEGA SCARCE SS Verfügungstruppe Enlisted Ranks Visor Cap||C-480b SCARCE Waffen SS Obergruppenführer Shoulder Board Set|
This type is associated with pre-1943 production. It is produced in green doe skin wool that remains very clean. There is minor tracking here and there, and a few very small nips. The front peak is quite high, and this has the classic saddle...
MEGA SCARCE SS Verfügungstruppe Enlisted Ranks Visor Cap With Cloth Bill- The SS-Verfügungstruppe (SS-VT) was formed in 1934 as combat troops for the NSDAP. By 1940 these military SS units had become the nucleus of the Waffen SS. They...
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...
|F-250b SS Zeltbahn||C-951d RAD Other Ranks Cap Insignia||S-077 One-Of-A-Kind Painting of Luftwaffe “General Göring: Off.|
|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 one has been removed from a cap. It is machine woven with minor discoloration only. Above average condition!
Amazing, One-Of-A-Kind Painting of Luftwaffe “General Göring” Officer (KIA) -This fantastic, hand painted portrait was most likely done by the family of this Luftwaffe 2 nd lieutenant after he was killed in action in 1941. His...
|E-112 Late-Period Government Official’s Dagger by Alcoso||C-491a Waffen SS Enlisted Rank Single Shoulder Board|
This dagger was purchased as part of a small dagger collection! There is a nice look to the entire dagger, having a mixture of original factory lacquer and a dark and light patina. Beautiful! The hilt eagle head exhibits minor carrying time to...
|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|