Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1970 item #1236143
Brandywine Militaria
$47
Very cool enamel pin for the Germsich USA Ski School Test. I am not sure what the "Test" means but this is a very well made badge. Most I see have are unmarked and have a cogwheel type design that I think is supposed to be a snowflake. This example is German made by the firm Deschler Munchen 90. Deschler was quality oriented enough that their Third Reich era hallmark was "1"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1236139
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$189
Beautifully made stickpin with three miniature Imperial German medals. Two pins suspending a gold chain with properly fit loops for the medals. The third medal is the Friedrich August Medaille in silver which was a Soxon medal awarded to NCO's in acknowledgement of notable service. The other two medals are the Hindenburg Cross for WWI veterans and the 1914 Iron Cross which, again, was awarded for outstanding service...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1950 item #1236121
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$179
Classic unit history: History of the 508th Parachute Infantry. First edition printed in 1948. This unit, the Red Devils, were part of the 82nd Airborne Division and famously served in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy campaign, all through the European campaign ad into occupation. This book follows them from training to the end and includes an Honor Roll in the back as well as a day by day history of the regiment...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1236096
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$42
Nice Wehrfahig tinnie type stickpin with a large eagle over a shield displaying a grenade and a helmet resting on oak leaves. A little over 5cm high and a little under 5cm wide. Wehrfahig pins were worn by newly recruited or drafted military personnel before they were in uniform.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1236087
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$139
30 Pfennig coin with Hitler bust. Over the years I have seen a handful of these turn up. While they are scarce there are too many to call a "prototype" so I imagine it was a trial run of some sort. At any rate, an interesting and hard to find item.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1236076
Brandywine Militaria
$29
Very nice RAD athletic shirt patch. Not a terribly rare piece of insignia but an extremely nice example being crisp and snow white clean throughout except for one tiny spot along the border (See second image). Noce patch.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1236075
Brandywine Militaria
$124
Very interesting short length of tarred rope recovered from the wreck of the Invincible, the first of seven Invincibles which was sunk in 1758. This piece came with a signed certificate of authenticity from the Invincible Conservation group. I would not have but the previous owner trimmed the COA to fit in the mount but it is done and it fits well so I will include the mount with the rope and certificate. Riker mount is about 21x16x5 cm. Neat item from a famous ship.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1235928
Brandywine Militaria
$239
Superb heer belt buckle with leather tab. Tab is marked H. AURICH DRESDEN 1942 and is in great condition with soft, healthy leather. As seen in the photos there are two linear scrapes on the front of the tab and a slightly discolored corner on the reverse; Looks like it got a small oil stain. Buckle has the stylized HA logo on the reverse just to the left of the swaz but it is very light and barely shows in my last photograph. But it is there...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1235913
Brandywine Militaria
$589
Here is a truly fascinating piece with a great look to it. Four place round ball bullet mold. The mold portion is brass. The smallest ball mold diameter is about 7mm and the largest is about 13mm. The swiveling arms are iron and the handles are wood. The brass portion has written on the side FAI PAR COUPIL A BONNETABLE. The design is simple but when the handles are swiveled out and squeezed it is clear that plenty of pressure can be brought to bear...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1235897
Brandywine Militaria
$188
This is an extremely interesting badge from the February 25 1934 swearing of the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler. It was a day of infamy when the Wehrmacht took such an oath and paved the way for the crimes that were to follow and be condoned and even aided by the German army. The event for which this badge was issued was a similar event in which around a million party members made a similar oath. Perhaps it seemed like a good idea at the time...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1235896
Brandywine Militaria
$187
This is an extremely interesting badge from the February 25 1934 swearing of the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler. It was a day of infamy when the Wehrmacht took such an oath and paved the way for the crimes that were to follow and be condoned and even aided by the German army. The event for which this badge was issued was a similar event in which around a million party members made a similar oath. Perhaps it seemed like a good idea at the time...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #1235718
Brandywine Militaria
$99
Nice looking Italian Cavaliere Order of Merit medal. Shows four eagles around a white enamel central cross suspended from a crown formed from a crenelated castle tower. Great looking medal.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1235594
Brandywine Militaria
$47
Very attractive photograph of an army panzer officer...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1235340
Brandywine Militaria
$499
Very nice 1st Class 1939 Iron Cross. Proper construction for the hallmark 65 which indicates this was made by the firm Klein & Quenzer A.G. Idar Oberstein. The cross itself is in superb condition throughout. The leatherette covered case shows the usual shelf wear as per attached images. The snap works fine but the box is a little tight and needs to be held open. I assume this is from the fabric at the hinge area shrinking a bit. Not a big deal at any rate. Great looking medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1235334
Brandywine Militaria
$179
Very interesting badge. The Hungarian Combat Leadership badge was awarded to officer's who led a unit of up to regiment strength in live combat. This is an award that carried a solid level of prestige. This badge was active from 1922 to 1944 so obviously most were awarded for WWII service. I am not sure if this would have been awarded for previous WWI service but certainly a good decoration either way. Good looking award with attractive enamel work.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1234222
Brandywine Militaria
$1,199
Very cool WWII era Type 92 (T-92) Machine Gun Scope. Optics are nice and clear with grid showing. Good looking piece throughout with the correct markings. Also includes the original carrying case with unbroken strap and leather tab. Scope fits nice and snug into slide groove in case. Great piece throughout.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1970 item #1234076
Brandywine Militaria
$221
Very cool plaque given "To General Harold K. Johnson, Chief of Staff United States Army from 1st Air Cavalry Division Artillery On The Occasion of Christmas 1965". Nice central metal map of Vietnam. 11 DI crests around the border are all in nice shape except one which is missing one post causing it to swivel which is sort of nice because it shows how they were mounted; Mainly direct mounted instead of having the posts broken off and the crest glued to the wood. I know some of these crests are ra...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1233157
Brandywine Militaria
$1,100
Very nice tombac Air Gunner / Radio Operator badge. Nice example made by C.E. Juncker Berlin. Really a wonderful, top notch badge.