Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245418
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Nice AP press photo showing bomb bursts bracketing Russian tank. Description says this was in the defense of Stalingrad. Bracketing is an effective way of zeroing in on a target and probably effectively scares the living hell out of the crew inside of a tank. There is a small tear bottom left from where it was removed from an album or other mounting. The fold in the description page is half separated along the crease but this would display better if this was removed anyway. A little over 6.5x8.5...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1245397
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Great AP press photo titled End Of A Tank. This is from July 1943. The AP description explains this was a German press photo obtained through a neutral country and reports that a German soldier placed explosive charge between turret and tank body. The turret was blown off and sits upside down in the snow beside the still burning hull. This is a brave act bordering on suicidal but was actually considered almost routine for well trained and disciplined German infantry. About 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1245396
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Very nice 1914 Iron Sross 2nd class. Ring is hallmarked M . Condition of the medal is top notch and just where collectors like to see it; Very clean, undamaged and smooth but just enough very gentle aging where it is obviously real and with some personality. Nice, crisp black core and nicely toned silver frame. Original ribbon nicely folded. These have long been undervalued and are becoming a hot item with the hundredth anniversary of WWI. Top notch example of a classic medal.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245335
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Nice Elastolin figure. Searching the sky with binoculars with a map and pistol holster in his belt. Very light cracking to wrists and some to base. Seems something always gives as these dry out. Nice figure.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1245330
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Nice 1943 dated WWII Associated Press photo. Titled "U.S. Paratrooper Bail Out Over Sicily" with appropriate photo. These came from family whose father was a newspaper editor in Connecticut. Bottom left shows logo of Signal Corps Radio Telephoto. Just about 6.5x7.5 inches. Nice item.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Eskimo : Scrimshaw : Pre 1940 item #1245329
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old walrus tusk with strange billiken carving. While usually represented as a smiling cherub type creature this face is more haunting and menacing. It is also less invasivly carved into the tusk which otherwise keeps its natural shape. A little bit around the back side and below the face is a signature or maker mark. A hole at the smoothed off base indicates that this was once mounted on something. Very interesting piece. Just under nine inches in length.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1245170
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Cool patriotic envelope showing Uncle Sam's show stepping on the caricature heads of Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo with the title STAMP 'EM OUT! Mailed to Staten Island in 1943. A bit of the flap on the rear right is sealed but the artwork, of course, remains funny artwork.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245165
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Very well made Red Cross of Merit. This is a higher grade Red Cross medal with very nicely executed enamel work on both obverse and reverse. Case us undamaged and form fit for this medal. Excellent example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245161
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Very hard to find KDF tinnie. Kraft Durch Freude was a state run recreational organization designed to give working families the opportunity to take vacations they would not normally be able to afford. The not so bad plan was to raise the moral of German workers but also to show the outside world how happy the new German workers were who were bringing Germany out of its post WWII depression. The Atlantikfahrten (Atlantic crossing) were cruises offered on board the Oceana which was owned by the K...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245159
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Nice 1st Class Iron Cross by 26. This indicates the maker B.H. Mayer. Does show a healthy patina from age and wear. I think it looks great as is but certainly could be cleaned up by someone who prefers. I like crosses in this condition that show the halo on the outer edge of the core along the silver beading. I don't believe this can be reproduced and is something I always like to see. Cross gently convex in shape. Nice, honest example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245157
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Nice little German bicycle club. Central emblem shows a bicycle over the black white ad red national colors, below which reads ALL HEIL. Nice gilt oak leaf wreath around the bicycle. The back piece is a large ribbon with oak leaves and acorns. The silver wash on this back ribbon is well worn but all in all an interesting and attractive pin. Construction typical of 1920's to early 1930's.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245152
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Interesting Japanese collar insignia. It took me a while to figure out exactly what this was but finally found it in my Nakata book. Of course I am not sure if my translation is perfectly accurate but it seems to be collar insignia for cadets at officer training school and would go along with the usual rectangular rank insignia with stripes and stars. I was not able to find any similar examples offered for sale. Nice bullion wreath with metal star affixed in center. Apparently a scarce item.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245148
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Very nice SA sport badge with good silver finish remaining. Nicely marked to reverse, made by W. REDO. Solid example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245145
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Nice, original waterproof, olive drab bread bag. No damage found to straps, buttons or fabric itself. Important piece of personal kit. Sized for HJ kids with the bag section being about 11x11 inches.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1244947
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Very nice Berg and Nolte police shako eagle. Condition is perfect which makes for an easy description. Original nuts and washers.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1244936
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Very scarce Group Six Assaulting Battalions Medal. This was some campaign in East Africa and the same instance from which the more famous Montagna Cross arose. Fascist medal made in 1935 and designed by Costantino Affer. Obverse is Mussolini giving his Roman salute. Around him are the battalion names. The reverse shows two gladii over a fasces. In the center is the place names where these battalions particularly distinguished themselves in battle. Unfortunately this is the incorrect ribbon. Orig...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1244932
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Very nice two place ribbon bar. Iron Cross second class and army long service. Short and to the point.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Specialty : Pre 1940 item #1243979
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Very cool pair of Marx Toys helmets. These are doughboy style but WWII vintage. These are red and I think there is a silver version also. Terrific condition when one looks at what is usually offered for sale. These were toys in every sense of the word and after spending years battling in neighborhood backyards the condition usually suffers significantly. These have good shape and excellent remaining paint. The first one shown in detail is complete with a nice strong decal. These decals are not r...