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The German armed forces developed a series of tools and accessories to be used out in the field. These items were designed to make the execution of the soldier's job more effective and to make life easier. Some of the tools were very similar to the ones used during WWI. However. other items were of brand new design.

In some instances the soldiers were issued items of WWI vintage. That explains why some of the war souvenirs are older but were captured during WWII.

This section of the website takes an in-depth look at one of the field gear products of WWII.

WE BUY WWII German Military Field Gera - All types of WWII German field gear. Whether it is Luftwaffe, army or Navt. We are interested in backpacks, boots, mess kits, canteens, etc.

The process gets started by you sending us an Email . We will respond to your inquiry normally within 24 hours and in many cases much faster.

We can tell you what you have, what it is worth and how much we can pay you.

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This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German collectibles. Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points that should be noted.

One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German collectible worth?". A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the collectibles is reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German items in the collector's market is illustrated.

This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of MilitaryItems.com, a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.

  1. FAQ's
  2. Identifying fakes and reproductions
  3. RZM manufacturing codes
  4. LDO manufacturing codes
  5. Construction materials
  6. Pins, hinges and other
  7. Clothing tags
  8. Perspective view
  9. Purchasing a WWII German collectible

Collecting WWII German Field Gear
Collecting WWII German field gear is a field that has been growing since the days the GI's were sent to fight during WWII. The development of new field gear designs exploded during the war years as the armed forces figured out the best way to fight in various types of climates and environments. This fact makes the collecting the gear very appealing.

In trying to determine if you should collect WWII German Field Gear there are certain factors that should be considered.

A collector may decide what to collect based on the likes of the person. Some individuals collect all gas masks, others may enjoy optical equipment, etc. At the end of the day it depends on what makes you happy and where you wnat to invest your resources.

Many German items are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of the items. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of a german military collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other collectibles of the Third Reich, you can do so by going to our WWII German Collectibles identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine), Air Force (Luftwaffe), political, civil service, homefront and many more areas.


The value for WWII German military antiques and collectibles is provided as a means to educate the collector community and individuals who have a general interest on the field. The following is an estimated value. Prices may vary in every state and every country. This service is provided courtesy of MilitaryItems.com. The source for military antiques and collectibles in the web.
Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Value $80.00 $90.00 $100.00 $110.00 $120.00 $120.00 $130.00 $140.00 $150.00 $150.00 $160.00 $160.00
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While the item featured here is not for sale, similar items like it are available for purchase in our website MilitaryItems.com

Mar 6th, 2017
German items that were used at the front during WWII have become collectibles. The item featured here is not hard to find. In general the appreciation has been moderate. The demand is fairly healthy. It is expected that this trend will continue.

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