Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305049
Brandywine Militaria
$325
KM Minesweeper badge by RK, Rudolf A. Karneth & Sohn, Gablonz. Absolutely gorgeous example with solid gilt and silver finish remaining and textbook example of construction by this maker. Top notch.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304411
Brandywine Militaria
$55
Interesting wooden portable seat manufactured for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. It provided the purchaser a seat to rest upon as well as being usable as a walking cane when folded up. Very gentle age use but nice strong label and still folds up nicely and remains sturdy. 28 inches tall while opened with a seat height of 19. Great collectors item.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1304406
Brandywine Militaria
$40
1943 Dated Wehrpass. This one is very clean and in great condition with civilian photo of the fellow in question. He is older having been born in 1895 and it does say he served in the 256th Infantry Regiment from 1915 to 1916. There are a couple of stamps from the local recruitment board but not much else. Hopefully he was able to sit out the end of WWII but being a veteran of 50 years old would have made him prime Volkssturm material...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304404
Brandywine Militaria
$58
Nice political edelweiss cap badge. These were authorized for wear on some SA or NSKK headgear. I have also seen these on HJ collars but more likely this was an unofficial use. RZM M1/59 back marked for the firm Paul Cramer, Lüdenscheid.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1304400
Brandywine Militaria
$435
WWII Imperial Japanese navy dirk. No frills example but a solid piece throughout. This example has plastic fittings. This is not an indication of inferior quality as officers serving at sea might prefer plastic to metal to avoid rust issues. Nice example priced fairly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304395
Brandywine Militaria
$275
Nice Bacqueville coastal artillery badge. I always liked these badges with their distinctive back shape and horizontal pin. Good looking example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1304389
Brandywine Militaria
$220
Very hard to find SS Germanische Leithefte. 3. Jahrg Heft 3 und 4 1943. I believe these were printed by the SS for the education of foreign volunteers to the Waffen SS. Just so they weren't joining for all the chicks and the company car. Covers military topics, history, culture as well as showing ideal German families, women and cute kids hugging baby farm animals. Inside leaf reads Herausgeber Reichsfuhrer SS - SS Haupamt" or "Published by the Reichsfuhrer Main Office"...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304283
Brandywine Militaria
$180
Very cool grouping I have enjoyed for a long time. The first piece is a V1 rocket (Or V1 Flying Bomb) tinnie. I believe it is a homemade piece but it is well done, metal and includes etched lines for contours and markings seen on the real thing. The pin on the back is soldered on and is loose but would be an easy fix if need be. I would think this was probably made during the war by some HJ kid. The booklet is the hard to find The Story of Antwerp X...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304276
Brandywine Militaria
$780
Top notch private purchase infantry officer visor cap. This one is a cherry on the outside with a nice tight shape and no nips to the shell, piping or velvet band. Excellent bullion eagle, wreath and cockade as preferred by frontline personnel. The visor is also in excelent shape top and bottom. The inside sweatband reads Stirndruckfrei (Pressure free to the forehead) and has the patent number (DRGM...)...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304260
Brandywine Militaria
$820
Very interesting advertising miniature dagger by Horster. The dagger itself is in fine condition as per attached images. Interesting banded handle as opposed to the normal spiral grooved handle. Perhaps the most interesting part of this dagger is the HASAG company logo on the blade. The company originally manufactured lamps but during WWI it began to produce munitions and enjoyed much greater fiscal success...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Medals : Pre 1990 item #1304174
Brandywine Militaria
$74
Very nicely done .999 silver memorial medal for Admiral Karl Donitz. Donitz passed away in 1980 and this medal was produced in 1981. The reverse of the medal commemorates the U-boat war specifically. The medal has not been removed from its wrapping but does have some toning to the bottom left obverse. Also comes with a 20 page autobiographical booklet on Donitz as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity. This COA is numbered 982.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304172
Brandywine Militaria
$565
Terrific 1/2 sized miniature army dagger by Eickhorn. Nice white handle variant. Eickhorn did use white handles on some daggers later in the war so it is interesting to see it in miniature as well. The miniature knot is also a pleasant addition.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304150
Brandywine Militaria
$55
Nice original unpublished photo of Hermann Goring. He is walking with a mix of guys including some higher ranking SS fellows. I find this photo amusing due to the guys to the left of the pillar. They look like the guys in the movies that are trying not to look Gestapo but couldn't really be anything else with overcoats, fedoras and shifty body language.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304132
Brandywine Militaria
$58
Very nicely made enamel membership pin for KDF (Kraft durch Freude) Gau Köln-Aachen. Nicely maker marked on reverse F Hoffstatter Bonn. Kraft durch Freude translates to "Work through joy" and was an NSDAP organization designed to offer state run vacations at low cost to German workers and their families. Run by Dr Ley this was actually one of their better ideas and did make it possible for workers to achieve vacations they otherwise would not be able to afford. Nice pin.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304121
Brandywine Militaria
Sold, Thank You
Great looking Croatian volunteer transitional helmet. Nice original finish throughout with honest age to the decals. On the interior I find no manufacturer marks due to the roughness of the skirt but there is a clear stamped 451 on the dome.The chinstrap is lost to time but this is a terrific example of a scarce helmet. This has been in my closet for a long time but I am selling some things I normally wouldn't as I am moving overseas to a much smaller home.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303913
Brandywine Militaria
$100
Very nice 2 place ribbon bar. The first is the 10 Year NSDAP Long Service with device. The second, which makes this an interesting combination, is for a DRK (German Red Cross) or Social Welfare. I believe every medal from those organizations has a red center and white edges. Nice odd ribbon bar for the medal collector.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303909
Brandywine Militaria
$110
Very cool tinnie for Horst Wessel Tag Bielefeld 1933. Horst Wessel of course was an early SA man of dubious character who became a national hero after he was killed in a street fight with a communist group. Very desirable tinnie.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1303867
Brandywine Militaria
$76
French RÉQUISITIONS MILITAIRE armband with a great look to it. Plate with this wording being sewn onto khaki armband along with two strips of tress indicating rank. The reverse shows a three prong metal buckle. Gentle age wear and some staining that is minor and does little to detract from the overall look. I believe this would be worn by Quartermaster department personnel or other uniformed personnel as a badge to indicate the appropriate clearance and authority to requisition goods or service...