Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1148829
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Excellent mid-war complete uniform for army artillery leutnant, right down to the suspenders and boots. Because of the detailed photography necessary I am splitting this into two separate listings. The fabric throughout is perfect, fresh and undamaged. This uniform was well cared for, possibly right off the rack as the tailor tag is still in the pocket (In French) and the label sewn in the inside pocket has the same tailor emblem (JB). The best way to describe this is to point out the few negati...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1148815
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First pattern SA sports badge.The bad news is the 4 oxidation spots on the front. The good news is that this is the first pattern used from March 1934 to January 1935. It is also a premier maker, Lauer, Nurnberg - Berlin. Over a million sports badges were awarded so 29292 is very low. Really a very nice example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1148289
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This buckle is just about perfect so not much to say. I know someone could find some little ping or little scratch so I will call it near mint. It is just about perfect and I doubt a better could be found. This is out of my collection.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1148279
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These are interesting items. The thought was that if 1000 different people said a prayer or had a kind thought for a soldier, and on that thought or prayer put a stitch in the belt, it would give the wearer a little extra ":something". Actually a nice idea and a good way for a wife or family member to feel like they were helping their loved one. Obviously most people don't have a thousand friends so I have heard of wives approaching strangers on the street in their neighborhood to help them fini...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1147229
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Matching K98 in rough condition but priced accordingly. Handle is complete and unbroken but well worn as per photos. Bottom part of the blade is very nice but shows watermarks towards the end and is a tiny bit rough on the spine towards the tip and tip is a tiny bit blunted. I imagine the watermarks could clean up pretty well and there are no nicks. The shape of the scabbard is basically OK with a very subtle impression towards the tip, but the surface is well worn. The frog is tough but the lea...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1147014
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Sold RS
This is just a cool sword, untouched and literally right out of an attic. Early nickel silver fittings with extra hand tooling throughout. These fittings are light years ahead of later aluminum types. As this sword hasn't been touched by the hands of man in decades, some might say it needs a cleaning but these fittings are just the way I like them. Wood grip with blue Moroccan leather and double twisted wire. The wire is perfect but the leather has significant wear as per photos. The bottom of t...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1146854
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This classic book is a pictorial history of the NSDAP and Hitler's rise to power. It is another of those interesting books with separately attached photos. While in decent overall shape, I find this one is missing 6 of 225 photos. Many are not attached tightly as the original owner seems to have had an e light touch with the glue. The cover must also have been cracked on the front inside as the binding is retaped there. Priced accordingly. No matter what one thinks of the NSDAP, the rise to powe...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1146818
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Sold, Thank You
Overseas navy cap. The cockade looks a little weird like it was replaced somewhere along the way. Other then that everything is real and original on a nice Kriegsmarine side cap, priced accordingly. Name "Berger" written onthe inside.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1940 item #1146652
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Very cool trench art ashtray. The match holder at the top is engraved on both sides. One side shows a crown and reads "NEDERLAND HERRUST". The other side reads "BEVRUDING SPEKH-HEIDE 17 SPETEMBER 1944". I belive "Bevruding" should be "Bevrijding" which means "Liberation". The date of Sept 17, 1945 coincides with the begginning of Operation Market Garden. The interesting point here is that Market Garden was not much of a success and the failure to finish this battle as planned was immortalized in...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1146650
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Soft leather holster for a Walther P38. In good, original condition except for the addition of the rawhide strap that has the look of a veteran add on. Markings on back are not pressed on very hard so difficult to make out. Code looks like DKB but last letter is super faint. Below that is a "44" and what looks like a light waffenamt. Honest example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1146616
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These books are really cool when they are all filled in. The book was originally purchased empty and customers could get a photograph with every pack of cigarettes. The photos are colored and very well done and the finished product, with 270 photos, is very impressive. Even the flak image on the front is raised and embossed. This one only has a little over 20 photos so is priced to sell. There are a couple of spots where it looks like photos were removed but mostly just empty as if the fellow ga...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1146547
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Very cool hate belt type of souvenir put together by a veteran after WWII. Some are full of garbage but this one has three neat pieces on it. Nice Luftwaffe belt but some trimming of the leather on the end. The buckle is a nice luftwaffe EM buckle. On the belt are two very nice silver British coins dated 1940 and earlier. Last is a Frauenschaft leader enamel pin/badge, the leader level having blue trim. The enamel on this badge is perfect. Really neat set.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1145942
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Very nice condition fire police NCO visor cap. Just a small area of where on the rear edge (See final photo). Insignia is nice and sunk in with a been-there-forever look. Nice celluloid maker diamond from a firm that specializes in fire fighting equipment. Stamps designate this hat as being from the Obersalzberg area police force with inspector dates of 1942 and 1943. While the hat is certainly correct, I don't know how to tell if these markings are legit but I would assume nobody would be addin...
All Items : Cyberattic : Contemporary item #1145317
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Very attractive reproduction of the famous Pour le Merite medal. This is the famous German order (Oddly enough with a French name) known as the Blue Max. Nice, thick ribbon made with metallic silver weave on the sides. One light scratch on the reverse of the medal (See last photo). Very nice filler for display purposes.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1145315
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Another SS NCO photograph. This one is dated 1934 on the back. Looks like good information written on the back but I have trouble reading it. Koln is about all I can decipher.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1145313
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Allgemiane NCO Photo. Back stamp designating it as being taken by a member of the Bonn Guild of Professional Photographers. Top rate photo shows good uniform details and a great looking cap on a handsome SS man. Easily a publishable photo.
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.