Antique WWII Luminous Discs

Overview of Luminous Discs: We have sold several of these very collectible antique discs from WWII. Some discs were worn on the helmut of paratroops during the Normandy jump. Other disks were used as deck markers. There was a larger design with a bolt on the back that was used as a bridge marker. At the time, these discs glowed in the dark. The Radium has long since “burned out” the Zinc Sulfide, however as the half-life of Radium is 1600 years, these discs remain essentially as active as when they were made in the 1943. They glow brightly under UV light. Incredibly, when viewed in total darkness, these discs still emit a very faint eery bluish glow - even without exposure to UV. 

Note on safe handling of these discs: While these discs are literally built like a tank for war, they should not be tampered with or opened. When handling, gloves should be worn. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.


Three WWII Type D-2 Unused Deck Markers in Original Packaging

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Three WWII Type D-2 Unused Deck Markers in Original Packaging 

Description: This is the first time weve seen the the D-2 deck markers, and these are unused in their original packaging. Interestingly, two of the markers appear to have an extra layer of protection over the central part of the disk. All glow brightly under UV and emit a faint blue glow in the dark

Price: $1300 (for the set of three markers). Shipping: $30. Sold.


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