Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1145303
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Nice family postcard photograph with an Allgemaine SS NCO. He is a bit tucked in behind one of the ladies but some cool uniform details are evident including cuff title, collar tabs and a bit of his dagger. Unposted.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 2000 item #1144997
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These are out of my field of expertise and I am relying on a colleague who identified these for me. He says they are %Rhodesian and hasn't been wrong yet for me but if anyone out there has a different opinion I would much appreciate it. Photos show the pattern and the "busy" areas. Looks like one button has been replaced. That is typical of well used bush combat gear, together with the other repairs shown and the fading.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144996
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Nice pair of 1943 dated U.S. Navy BUSHIPS binoculars. Good overall condition. A little dusty since I don't clean anything except my kids and my kitchen.Optics seem to be fine.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144933
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Very nice silver grade clasp for Transport and Glider squadrons. Fair amount of silver finish throughout. The back hook is a bit bent. The front is missing the eagle attachment but still looks good as below where that should be is an identical eagle. Has anyone ever figured out why they added an eagle attachment over an identical eagle? At any rate, a cool medal priced accordingly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144628
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Nice cased example of War Merit Cross w Swords. Die struck zinc construction typical of late war production. Medal is in very good condition and maker marked "3" for Wilhelm Deumer. The box has an embossed War Merit Cross on the lid and looks good closed. The back leatherette spine is separated. Inside, the cardboard paper trim is lifted in the back left corner (This really could be glued down with decent results) and the silk joiner in the back is ripped a little more then half way. This all ad...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144610
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Fine condition SS marked police officer sword. The SS runes are on the ricasso on the opposite side from the WKC maker mark. This is a large step up from the little proofs often found on the scabbard throat or bottom of guard and suggests a tighter SS connection. Early style matte finish blade has some minor spotting near the handle and around the ricasso markings. The business near the tip in one photograph is just dried oil. These are shown in photographs and are, as always on my site, exagger...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144408
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Interesting set of what appears to be 38 various regulation booklets, song books, BDM newsletters, receipts and hand typed letters and one cool looking youth propaganda magazine with a viking ship on the cover, all related to the running of a BDM group. Of special note are the 7 leaflets in the first image titled "Obergaubefehl". Obviously this translates to "The District High Command" for Gau 7 (Nordsee). A little lower it states that the content in these documents is only intended for the use ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1900 item #1144268
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"Remember the Maine" became the battle cry for the United States during the Spanish American war in 1898. Hostilities broke out after the explosion of the Maine in Havana harbor. Apparently the old slogan "Remember the Alamo was deemed to have been successful enough for a retread. This change purse was a product of that time "fad". The buff leather is worn (As buff leather well over 100 years old tends to do) but there are no tears and the leather remains quite soft and pliant despite age. Ther...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144240
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Soft A-9 American flight helmet. Often worn under the heavy flak helmets also. Missing an ear pad but otherwise in great shape. Original ear pads can be found 3easily. Priced to sell.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Contemporary item #1144057
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This sword stand was made by a good friend of mine who is half carpenter and half artist. The listed price is for this particular sword stand. Hand crafted of exotic wood, this stand displays a heavy Japanese influence with a frame highly suggestive of Shinto shrine arches and a hinomaru center. This stand was crafted to hold three swords and has a rear fixture for wall mount as well as a folding easel stand for table top display. It stands about 27.5 inches high when tilted on the easel stand. ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1920 item #1144055
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This picture frame is just simply gorgeous. Shows the Bavarian crown and motto "IN TREUE FEST" at the top and a general at the bottom with a Blue Max around his neck and treacherous looking lions at his sides. There are draped flags at the top and the bottom. The sides are intricate pillars showing the other German state crests. Images 6-10 show the front and back shots of a crack and two repair jobs. To be honest, though, there is so much going on in this frame that even when one is looking for...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144050
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On Hold
This was always a personal favorite as far as flags. This flag signified that the qualified harbor pilot was in control of the respective ship. Special harbor pilots were (And I belive the practice is still used) because these pilots knew the obstacles, tides, currents and other details of the particular harbor in question. This is an attractive flag with marine type ties. Original metal grommets in place, one of which is marked with a 3. Measuring flags is a tricky business but I come up with a...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1144045
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The 1936 Berlin Olympics were a landmark event of the century. Hitler and a rebuilt Germany was being showcased for the world to see and admire. It was a magnificent demonstration and the death and destruction of the war was only three short years later. These very interesting booklets are from 5 different events; Gymnastics, handball, boxing, jumping and football. I think it is hilarious that they made a mistake and titled the soccer book "Football". Yes, that was a joke. It seems I see the big...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1143928
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These is a neat and and and fairly screams front line combat. From the bullion insignia to the loose overall shape this black piped visor cap certainly has the "been there" look that I prefer over the "pretty" look. The outside is very displayable with no mothing and what I think is a cool look. The cord seems loose but is original material and probably just reflects the way this fellow like to wear it. The inside shows significant age wear. the celluloid diamond is cracked and missing a chunk b...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1143850
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Self explanatory title. Book is all chronologically sorted Hitler related photos and captions. Enjoyable book but I need to thin my library. Book is in very nice condition. Some wear to the dustcover. 465 Photographs.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1143842
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Sold LW
Défense Passive was the organization by Germans of French personnel to build bomb shelters and other such defensive infrastructure. Most French preferred not to collaborate with the German occupation but I imagine it was sort of hard to refuse to build a shelter on the street that one's family lives on. Interesting piece of occupation related history.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1143702
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Interesting statue of a WWII German infantryman. Nice, conveniently small size good for desk top display at just over 14cm including the base. Detail is such that it won't win any major sculpture competitions but an interesting addition to a period display nonetheless. Low quality metal is typical of what was being used mid-war for non-military purposes.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1950 item #1143673
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Very nice example of the Japanese Red Cross of Merit. This is a truly beautiful medal with very detailed enamel work with no damage. The medal and the ribbon with roset are perfectly placed on a backing of black felt on the frame with which they were presented. The whole framed set comes in the original presentation box. The edge of the frame has just a couple of tiny ticks that really have to be searched for to locate. These are hard to find and would also be very easy to touch up. The box has ...