Bill Shea welcomes you to
The Ruptured Duck
Hear Ye...Hear Ye....Hear Ye...
The MAX Show is Coming...
The MAX Show is Coming!
Mark your calendar, make your plans and save your money!
The MAX has it all! This year it promises to be very exciting
under the new management of The Ohio Valley Militaria Society!
The dates are Oct 2nd and 3rd.
The place is the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA.
Of course we plan on being there with our multiple wall tables and lots of
goodies! This is the 31st MAX and we haven't missed one!
Take a good hard look at our website www.therupturedduck.com and if
there is something you'd like to see, please contact us and we'll be happy
to bring it for you and put it under the table. Every year we've done this
and it has worked out well. This is the way to see, feel and fondle that
special item you've been after. Don't hesitate to call or write.
Be there or be square!
The Ruptured Duck is a third generation 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 or fax (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!
|B-184 Luftwaffe Other Ranks Unissued Combat Buckle||H-252a Model 1916 Army Reissue Double “Decal” Helmet||C-472a SS Officer Runic Tab|
This is a direct veteran family acquisition. It’s a fantastic, unissued example that retains 99.9% of its originally applied blue/gray finish. There is no visible wear whatsoever. The reverse features a "U" shaped, round bar with flat feet...
|The word decal is in parenthesis and you will find out why later in the description. This is a handsome helmet, a reissue that retains a majority of its finish. There is wear to the army decal, but it still looks good and remains 90% intact. The...||This example is produced in black badge cloth. The runes are hand embroidered in silver bullion flat wire. The tab is piped in silver bullion twist rope which is a little loose at the top and bottom edges. The reverse has an excellent, fully...|
|HG-108b WWI Other Ranks Service Visor Cap||M-002x Incredible Grouping for SS NCO||M-030x Spectacular Tank Battle Badge (Panzer Assault) in Silver|
|This is produced in light brown wool in a trikot type weave. The condition of the body is excellent, just appearing a little out of shape (nothing being on a head or mannequin wouldn't take care of). There is red piping around the top panel and...||This amazing grouping came directly from the daughter of the SS career NCO (finished as a hauptscharführer, or master sergeant), whose name was Theodor Lassle. It was purchased from her in 2003 (the original bill of sale, in German, is...||M-030x Spectacular Tank Battle Badge (Panzer Assault) in Silver for 25 Days in Actual Combat- After June 1943 the basic Tank Battle Badge was deemed inadequate to represent long and continued service with armored units engaging in successive...|
|M-332 German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern...||M-332a German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern...||M-332b German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern..|
German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern People Second Class in Gold, with Original Ribbon-These were awarded in two different classes (First and Second) at three different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for both bravery (with...
|German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern People Second Class in Gold, with Original Ribbon-These were awarded in two different classes (First and Second) at three different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for both bravery (with...||German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern People Second Class in Silver w/Swords -These were awarded in two different classes (First and Second) at three different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for both bravery (with Swords) and...|
|M-332c German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern..||M-346a 10 Year Anniversary of Party Day/Weimar Badge||FL-102a Extremely Rare Viking Battalion Fender Pennant|
German Decoration for Bravery and Merit of the Eastern People Second Class in Silver w/Swords-These were awarded in two different classes (First and Second) at three different levels (Bronze, Silver, Gold) for both bravery (with Swords) and...
|This large, round badge is produced in bronze with a natural finish that has darkened to a beautiful hue. The badge is very handsome, with lots of detail including a depiction of a Deutschland Erwache Standard for the city of Thüringen in...||Extremely Rare Viking Battalion Fender Pennant-from the Collection of Mike Beaver-This is an extremely scarce fender pennant from the "Viken Bataljon" for Norwegian volunteers. It is mounted on a rigid framework with threaded studs/nuts that...|