Bill Shea welcomes you to
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 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
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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-471 Amazing SS Obergruppenführer Collar Tab for Summer Tunic||C-471a Very Desirable SS Gruppenführer Collar Tab|
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...
This fantastic piece would have been worn by an SS general with the rank obergruppenführer, equivalent to a lieutenant general (3 star). It was the second to highest rank in the SS, just behind the oberstgrupperführer. It is produced in...
|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...|
|C-471c Rare SS Gruppenführer Collar Tab||C-471d Excellent SS Brigadeführer Collar Tab||C-491a Waffen SS Enlisted Rank Single Shoulder Board|
|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...||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|
|C-600h Gau Level Political Leaders Armband||H-269 Model 1942 Army Single Decal Helmet||M-007 Scarce Bronze U-Boat Front Clasp|
|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...||This example has a dark green combat finish that remains an impressive 95% intact. The left side has a nicely toned decal that checks in at an also impressive 95%. The interior features a size stamped 54 brown leather liner which has some minor...||This scarce badge was awarded to u boat crew members for “general merit and fulfillment of the criteria”. With this rather vague description, much research has been done (studying pay books etc) and it has been deduced that a minimum...|
|M-259 Scarce Luftwaffe Campaign Shield for Demjansk||M-264a Desirable Luftwaffe Flying Clasp in Gold for Dive Bombers||M-264c Desirable Luftwaffe Flying Clasp in Gold for Dive Bombers|
Demjansk, a small town between Novgorod and Velikie Luki, was an important area from a defensive standpoint during the winter 1941/1942 retreat, and participation in this campaign lead to the creation of this award. It is the biggest (in size) of...
|Desirable Luftwaffe Flying Clasp in Gold for Medium, Heavy and Dive Bombers-Officially titled the “Operational Flying Clasp for Heavy, Medium and Dive Bombers” (“Kampf-und Sturzkampf-flieger”), this was initiated on...||Desirable Luftwaffe Flying Clasp in Gold for Medium, Heavy and Dive Bombers-Officially titled the “Operational Flying Clasp for Heavy, Medium and Dive Bombers” (“Kampf-und Sturzkampf-flieger”), this was initiated on...|