Bill Shea welcomes you to

The Ruptured Duck  


Ho Ho Ho!!


From now until the end of the year we'd like to offer you


Up to $25.00 OFF shipping costs!


This includes both Domestic and International shipping.


Consider this to be your Christmas card from us.
This is our way of showing our appreciation for your loyalty and support!


We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.


Bill, Donna, Patrick, Elycia, and Jeff 


Please note that this does NOT include prior sales, but does include any new layaways!

(This is an unprecedented offer.)




Dear Friends, Family and Foes

I wanted to let you in on a little secret.

I'll be appearing in the premiere episode of SECRETS OF THE ARSENAL which will show on December 16th at 10 PM EST on the American Heroes Channel.

Here is a short video they are advertising:

We had a lot of fun shooting this. The crew of six was very professional and were here for around 9 hours. When they told me my segment was going to be about 14 minutes, I asked them if they wanted me to talk faster! This is the real deal except they didn't ask me to wear any make up! Be sure to tell your friend(s) family and pets to tune in. I have no idea what the final product will look like but they assured me that my zipper was up and there were no nose boogers showing. After that I left the content up to them.

This very special item has been in my collection for a very long time and the story will be featured in my upcoming book (2016 is my target date). Very few people know I have this historic item including the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. To me it is one of the ultimate war trophies and souvenirs.


Happy Holidays!!





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, or Patrick at, 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! 



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HG-46a MEGA SCARCE SS Verfügungstruppe Enlisted Ranks Visor Cap C-480b SCARCE Waffen SS Obergruppenführer Shoulder Board Set F-250b SS Zeltbahn
HG-46a MEGA SCARCE SS Verfügungstruppe Enlisted Ranks Visor Cap C-480b SCARCE Waffen SS Obergruppenführer Shoulder Board SetF-250b SS Zeltbahn

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...

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...




C-951d RAD Other Ranks Cap Insignia S-077 One-Of-A-Kind Painting of Luftwaffe “General Göring: Off. E-112  Late-Period Government Official’s Dagger by Alcoso
C-951d RAD Other Ranks Cap InsigniaS-077 One-Of-A-Kind Painting of Luftwaffe “General Göring: Off.E-112 Late-Period Government Official’s Dagger by Alcoso

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...

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...




C-491a Waffen SS Enlisted Rank Single Shoulder Board
C-491a Waffen SS Enlisted Rank Single Shoulder Board
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