Bill Shea welcomes you to
The Ruptured Duck
LOUISVILLE OR BUST..SoS HERE WE COME!!!
"Here Ye...Here Ye"..We want to remind you that we will be attending and, of course, setting up at the 99th annual (just kidding!) Show of Shows sponsored by the Ohio Valley Military Society in sunny (we hope) Louisville, KY. The show is open to members from February 18th to February 21st. The public is invited on Friday and Saturday (19th and 20th). If you do not already belong, you should consider joining:
I'm a lifetime member so you know it's a fine organization. Click here for all the show details:
If you see something on our website and would like us to bring it to the show, do not hesitate to get in touch. We'll be happy to bring it to the show for you so you can have an up close and personal look. There is never an obligation so go ahead and surf the site. Let us know and we'll have it under the table for you when you arrive. This way you can save the cost of postage. Even if you don't see it on the site, if you have any particular wants, just let us know as we have many unadvertised goodies!
Let's all hope for good weather...See you at the greatest militaria show on earth!
Bill, Patrick and the rest of the Ruptured Ducklings
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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-101 Late War, Zinc SS Officer Buckle||B-205 Excellent and Desirable SS Officer Brocade Belt and Buckle||B-206 Excellent and Desirable SS Officer Brocade Belt and Buckle|
|Late War, Zinc SS Officer Buckle-This one is produced in zinc. It definitely saw some use as there is moderate wear to the highlights. There is minor discoloration/toning as well. The fixed keeper is zinc. The reverse has minor surface rust...||Excellent and Desirable SS Officer Brocade Belt and Buckle Set-This is a great example or the highly desirable SS officer belt and buckle set! The fancy brocade face has just the slightest hint of wear from use. The soft, black badge cloth...||Excellent and Desirable SS Officer Brocade Belt and Buckle Set-Look no further if you have been shopping for one of these extremely hard to find belt and buckle sets! This is a great example. The fancy brocade face has just the slightest hint of...|
|C-401b First Pattern SS Sleeve Eagle||E-457d Unissued 2nd Model Navy Dagger in Original Tissue and Bag||H-177 Rare Model 1935 SA Standarte “Feldherrnhalle” Double....|
C-401b First Pattern SS Sleeve Eagle-This is the first pattern of the SS sleeve eagle, introduced for wear in May of 1936 but seen in use by Sepp Dietrich and other higher ups as early as the summer of 1935. It was meant to replace the armband...
Unissued 2nd Model Navy dagger in Original Tissue and Bag- WHAT a FIND here! I purchased this piece as part of a small dagger collection that contained some CHOICE conditioned items. What’s remarkable about this dagger is the fact that it...
Rare Model 1935 SA Standarte “Feldherrnhalle” Double Decal Helmet-A rarely seen item! The SA Standarte Feldherrnhalle unit was used to supply honor guards at important party headquarter installations. For this guard duty, the...
|H-188 Super Intriguing Model 1940 SS Helmet Named and Researched||H-251 Named and Unit Marked Model 1935 Army Double Decal...||H-281 Awesome Sawdust Camouflage Model 1940 Combat Helmet, Named|
Super Intriguing Model 1940 SS Helmet Named and Researched, Das Reich-This helmet belonged to Bruno Porsch who was a member of the 2nd SS Panzer Division " Das Reich ". We have the research and it will of course be included with the sale of the...
|Named and Unit Marked Model 1935 Army Double Decal Helmet (Interesting Early Issue S.E.)-This intriguing example is listed in the "oddball" section of the great book "German Helmet Lot Numbers 1935-1945 Ongoing Research" by our friend Brian Ice....|
Awesome Sawdust Camouflage Model 1940 Combat Helmet, Named-This great example has a fantastic sawdust camouflage finish that remains a solid 85% intact. This is tan in color. The interior shows the original dark green combat finish. The liner has...
|H-293 “Prototype” Model 1938 Double Decal Luftwaffe Para.....||H-294 Interesting, Named Camouflage Model 1938 Luftwaffe Para...||H-296 MEGA Scarce Camouflage Luftwaffe Paratrooper Helmet....|
|“Prototype” Model 1938 Double Decal Luftwaffe Paratrooper Helmet as used by the Jumpmaster-My exact helmet is pictured on pg.222 of the book by Ludwig Baer, The History of the German Steel Helmet 1916-1945. The picture on the very...|
Very Interesting, Named Camouflage Model 1938 Luftwaffe Paratrooper Helmet-Here is one that has led a few different lives! As you can clearly see, there are both green and tan camouflage finishes on this paratrooper helmet. We believe that the...
|MEGA Scarce Camouflage Luftwaffe Paratrooper Helmet, Former Double Decal Example-This exact helmet is pictured on page 162 of German Camouflaged Helmets of the Second World War by Radovic. It is formerly of the Doug Buhler and John Hodgen...|