Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1323748
Brandywine Militaria
$50
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 1940 item #1323631
Brandywine Militaria
$1,997
Extremely rare and extremely cool double decal Luftwaffe vulcan fiber helmet by Erel. The only real negative are the stress cracks on each side reaching from the rim to the screened vents. I have seen this on fiber helmets before and it is simply something that sometimes happens to them. Other then that the paint finish is as close to perfect as one could hope. One side shows a nice droop tail eagle. The interior is likewise in cherry condition...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1323268
Brandywine Militaria
$246
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
Brandywine Militaria
$383
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 2000 item #1322854
Brandywine Militaria
$200
The book Flying Aces Aviation Art of World War II by James H. Kilchens and Bernard C. Nally. The first signature is a signed photo fixed with corner tabs to the fly leaf. The second signature is on the title page. The third signature is on page 75 which shows artwork of his aircraft in action. It is also dedicated by the author and dated August of 2000. Gunther Rall is third ranking fighter ace in world history with a total of 275 victories...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322185
Brandywine Militaria
$343
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
Brandywine Militaria
$275
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 #1322057
Brandywine Militaria
$1,155
Really nice double decal M35 army helmet. Being a worn and "been there" example in the attached images areas of the original lighter green are visible over which is the more crudely applied dark green added later for combat conditions. The decals are worn consistent with the condition of the rest of the helmet. Maker and size marked SE62 and on rear skirt lot number 2931. One tongue of the liner has been replaced as per images. Nice combat helmet with a bit of personality.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322047
Brandywine Militaria
$82
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
Brandywine Militaria
$69
Very nice sleeve eagle for Police Gendarmerie NCO. Good color and no damage.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1322035
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Sold RT
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 1950 item #1322018
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Sold RS
Hard to find Krim shield with black backing for panzer crew. Nice item.
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1321978
Brandywine Militaria
$724
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
Brandywine Militaria
$82
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
Brandywine Militaria
$77
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. Res (Lieutenant o...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1321604
Brandywine Militaria
$43
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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Sold RT
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. The XVI...
All Items : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1312353
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Sold KW
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. The center dial has an impressed anchor which indicates it is meant for naval use but the left side front has the symbol for "sky" which indicates naval air fo...