Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1323748
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Interesting dog tag with what looks like some sort of battle damage. Must have been unpleasant for the fellow wearing it at the time. Probably 8th battery 161 Artillery regiment with 178 being the soldiers number. Interesting piece.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1323268
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Very nice pair of 18 pounder shell casings showing very nicely done portraits of a French officer and wife (?). The piece with the officer has a banner at the bottom reading SOUVENIR DELA GUERRE 1914. The bottom has many different markings but probably most significantly is dated 1917, marked as an 18 pounder and marked by the firm P.B&Co. The casing with the young lady reads SOUVINIR DELA GUERRE 1918, is also marked as an 18 pounder but dated 1916 and made by ALCO...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1323111
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Very interesting and unique desktop Hitler Youth miniature flag and pole. Triangular HJ pennant measures about 9x9x7 inches. Attached are 5 little rings which attach to five slightly larger (But still tiny) rings on the pole. The pole is about5 23.5 inches high. The metal looks to be a nicely patinated tin. The base is bottom marked O.H. LAGERSTEDT A.-B. ESKILSTUNA...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322185
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Very nice silver wound badge. This first style, referred to as Condor Legion features a swaz over a WWI steel helmet. Excellent condition throughout with no damage and correct manufacture. Very nice example.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1960 item #1322067
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Historically significant mug from the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement talks held in the abandoned Korean village of Panmunjom. United Nations met with North Korean and Chinese officials here to iron out a cease fire agreement. The cup has the seal of the United Nations Command Armistice Commission below which is impressed JSA PAN MUN JOM KOREA...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322047
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This is a very cool and very rare summer weight sleeve eagle with the Saarbr├╝cken city name. Unfortunately there is a spot of damage at the 10 o'clock edge position. Priced accordingly; Rare patch.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322040
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Very nice sleeve eagle for Police Gendarmerie NCO. Good color and no damage.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322035
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Nice single decal transitional helmet. Very typical signs of period use with decent amount of WWII green overpaint. Wear to decal matches the rest of the helmet well. Chinstrap has been repaired as shown in last photo. Soldier's name is written on liner. I can't make it out but it does look like nice, old style script. No markings visible due to surface wear on paint. Somewhere along the way a previous owner gave it a clear coat to prevent further loss of paint...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1321978
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Absolutely top notch NCO visor cap by a top notch maker. The shape is solid, the fabric is flawless. The only three points that I can consider even minor condition points condition are on the last three attached images; two small tears on the sweatband and a spot on the undercoating of the visor where finger contact has rubbed the tan finish a bit thin. Pekuros is a high end maker and their "Stirndruckfrei" advertises a nice snug fit. A cap that would fit in the most advanced collection.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1321611
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Nice German trench art type sweetheart bracelet featuring 1914 Iron Cross. Bracelet is made out of a piece of a shell casing but well made with a hinge crisply working catch. Perhaps best of all is the catch plate which bears the engraving: S/L. SCHWESTER ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN FELDZUG 1914/15 HERBERT HEINMUTH which basically says this is a present for his sister commemorating the campaign of 1914 to 1915. Early on when war still seemed glorious and the young men were still innocent...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1321609
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Very interesting paperweight that a lieutenant or one of his family members had made to celebrate his winning of the Iron Cross First Class. The EK1 was, of course, a prestigious valor award and earning this medal would likely be a highlight in a soldier's life. The bulk of this paperweight is the clear plastic composite in which we often see old coins or similar mementos suspended. On the bottom is what appears to be the newspaper announcement of the award given to Leutnant d...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1321604
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Very nice second pattern NSKK cap eagle. Nicely woven in aluminum wire thread on original backing. Fabric is a little warped from age but a very solid example.
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 #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 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 #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. This was made for a guy who had a ve...
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. Inside interior pocket can be found the correct RZM label for "DIENSTROCK W fur Politische Leiter". The medals attached include 1935 Arbeit and 1936 Mai tinnies, black wound badge, enamel party pin and a numbered silver wound badge. All are original and were ...