Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Political : Pre 1940 item #1312426
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Very cool document with signatures from both Benito Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III who of course was the King of Italy before and during the war. The letterhead to the document also adds the title IMPERATORE D'ETIOPIA as the Italians were very proud of this conquest as they began to flex their muscles in the colonial arena. Another point of interest are the stamps on the reverse. Both include the year date 1938 but the Fascists also started counting years again from the March On Rome...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1312353
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Very attractive WWII 7x50 Japanese binoculars. On each side there is a section of missing leatherette cover (See final attached image). Other then that a very good looking set. The right lens section does have the radical grid visible when in use. Both sides look clear but one side does show a yellow tint when one looks through backwards...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1312253
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Very nice 40 year faithful service for civil service. Condition is excellent throughout. One side of the pin has a popped stitch. This is an easy fix if someone wants to do it but medal displays well as is. Nice example.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1312252
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Attractive American M1912 officer's cap. Nice clean cap with with good shape and a nice, period used look. Beside the wearer's left ear is a stretch of about 3 inches where the stitching is missing along the sweatband. This is not noticeable unless pulled at because the cap keeps its shape very crisply (Image 7). The maker logo in the silk lining is blurred and not readable (Image 4). Also, from left to right along the lining and just under the logo is some separation from solid use (Image 5)...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1312110
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Very nice SA dagger by RZM M7/42 which corresponds to the WKC firm. Because it is such perfect eye candy I will first mention the hanger. This is a gorgeous three piece vertical hanger. The clip is marked M5/71 with the OLC logo (Overhoff and Cie). The leather on this piece is marked RZM L2/338/41 and is just about perfect. As might be expected, the second leather piece which snaps onto the dagger handle shows more usage wear but is still soft and healthy with no weak spots...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1311885
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Interesting factory tied white and blue cap eagles for the summer on-board cap. There are four separate patches here so it is very possible some were removed over the years. Nice and clean.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1950 item #1311784
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First Class Eastern People award in silver with original hinged award box. Both the medal and the impressed likeness on the top of the box are the variant without swords which are a good bit scarcer then the combatant version with swords. Condition is solid throughout as per images and the silver wash on the obverse of the medal remains solid. The back of the hinged pin is hallmarked 100 for the firm Rudolf Wachtler, Mittweida. Nice, hard to find cased medal.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1311683
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Nice Feuerschutzpolizei helmet with leather neck guard for fire fighting duties. Very nice decals to both sides. This is an attic find so it does show many years of age but still a self respecting helmet. Very light surface oxidation almost looks like foxing throughout. The double buckle chinstrap is fixed in place even though one end is shortened down to where it is fixed to the buckle. The size 54 liner is complete and undamaged with darkening across the brow probably from period use and wear...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1310965
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Absolutely gorgeous stickpin for the 1939 Spange and 1914 Iron Cross First Class. This is a rare enough stickpin but this is the best example I've encountered. Large size with the cross and spange measuring a hair over 2.6cm. With the pin it measures just short of 6cm. If not silver it is a high quality nickel silver with superb beading and crispness to the smallest details. To ice a fabulous stickpin the profile of the Iron Cross shows a lovely convex curve...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1310744
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Very nice RADwj pennant. Unstretched it is 115cm high not including the loops and a bit over 200cm in edge length. I find no holes beyond the signs of typical use at the very tip which can be seen in image 4. Also on this fourth image can be seen the reinforcing stitching typical of period pieces. The only stain I find is along the bottom edge and can be seen in image 5. On the red field this stain is very hard to see...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1309059
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Top notch M4 Camillus bayonet for the WWII M-1 Carbine. Blade is just about perfect, wood grip is undamaged with a nice warm, healthy color. Langet is market U.S. M4 CAMILLUS and on the other side shows the flaming bomb. Scabbard is marked U.S.M8 B.M.CO. Excellent rig comes with the web belt as shown.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1308945
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Terrific, untouched NSDAP Political Officer uniform including service tunic and riding style breeches. Blue piping on tunic indicates Ortsgruppe level and the four pips indicate rank of Gemeinschaftsleiter. Size below the back collar is 49...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1308935
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Very cool set out of the woodwork. Excellent NSDAP Political Officer belt buckle backmarked RZM M4/27 for the firm Overhoff and Cie. The leather on the belt is crisp and clean with a remnant of the paper label on the reverse. Just beside the tongue is penciled in the owner's name but not clearly enough for me to venture a guess. Tongue is size marked 90. Leather is also RZM marked towards the keeper end. While the belt is an excellent example the real interesting part here is the attached holste...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1308275
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Terrific NSDAP standard bearer gorget. The front plate is undamaged and the patina looks to me as though it has never been cleaned. On the reverse the original green felt is complete and shows one TINY moth nip on the back (See images). The chain is a real treat as it is complete with the correct 31 links and the patina is even throughout indicating that this chain has most likely been together since the war. Further, the reverse of the plate is marked M1/102 as well as the end link on both side...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1308045
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Fabulous reference book covering just about every uniform from Fascist Italy during the war, starting with the 1926 Fascist March On Rome. Shocking number of color plates showing military, political, youth, female auxiliary and on and on. Catalog excerpts, detailed text, innumerable photographs and well over 100 color examples of uniforms in wear as well as page after page of various insignia, some of which are quite obscure. This is a fabulous book for anyone interested in WWII Italian uniforms...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1306476
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As collectors we know there are many Japanese military sake cups out there. And even trays for military sake sets. Far scarcer are military sake cup holders. This is the second I have had. Measuring about 9x8cm this holder is presented in the shape of an unfurled Japanese war flag with strong paint and only one short, light scratch in one of the red rays. The reverse has four kanji characters that are not clear enough to read. In the circle is the maker logo reading "Mikiyama". Stamped in ink is...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1306416
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Absolutely gorgeous gold wound badge back marked 65 for the firm Klein & Quenzer. The badge itself is about as god as it comes with the front showing a stone cold 100% gold gilt finish. There are a couple of spots on the back where the finish is not absolutely perfect (Sorry) and these are separated by the pin as we would expect from normal rubs. But the back finish is easily better then 90%. Pin assembly is perfect and the 65 is crisp and raised. You could look for a long time and likely not fi...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1960 item #1306414
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Really a very, very cool Egyptian general's visor cap. There are one or two other examples online that are far fancier but without doubt far later. I have handled many WWII visor caps from various nations and this is very close in both materials used and method of construction. In my best educated opinion I would put this in the 1950's if not to the 1948 war with Israel. Elaborate front cap badge with Egyptian eagle is made of a pleasantly toned bullion is an exact match in style and material wi...