Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #723367
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This is a very special piece with a rich history. I have had this in my personal collection for many years now. It started out as an American Revolution horseman saber. A nearly identical sword is pictured on page 164 of George C Neumann's important book "Swords & Blad3es of the American Revolution" (third edition, October 1991). During the Civil War a Confederate soldier had it either cut down or remounted to a bowie knife. Its current blade length is just under 17 inches...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1303801
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Rare and difficult to find 1st class Navy First Class Correspondence badge. Perfect condition with pristine enamel. Awarded on completion of testing on wireless communications in addition to code writing and code breaking skills. Top notch example of a very hard to find badge.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #974591
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This is the Civil War discharge certificate for James M Bell, Captain Company D Thirteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry. James Bell. The unit saw heavy action including Culpepper Court House, Mine Run Campaign, Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Ream's Station. In the Battle of the Wilderness he was breveted a Captain for gallant services, and a Major for similar conduct at Ream's Station. Things really got interesting for Captain Bell, who stayed in the Cavalry, during the Indian Wars...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #907255
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Civil war foot officer sword by Collins and Co. Hartford Co. Dated 1862, so a nice early date. Blade is engraved with floral pattern, a large "US", an eagle with a ribbon in its beak and arrows in its claw, and various flags, drums, shields and polearms. Handle is a beauty with nicely patinated brass with a fair amount of gilt left and no wobble when twisted. Perfect wire wrap over undamaged fish skin grip...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1269638
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SS Police NCO sword in excellent condition throughout. The SS rune pommel cap retains solid blackening. One very important concern on such a sword is that the SS pommel cap have a good fit with no weird spaces, scrapes, odd angles or patination differences with the rest of the handle (Obviously any of these area point of concern). This one fits nicely and has exact match of patina indicating the sword has been together as a unit...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1187856
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Lovely French naval artillery shorts sword which saw service from about 1771 to 1790, a span which perfectly brackets the American Revolutionary War. This exact sword is featured in George C Neumann'a important Swords & Blades of the American Revolution. I have the Third Edition from 1991 and find it on page 189...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1274882
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Very interesting horse artillery officer saber by Horstmann and Sons Philadelphia. The blade is deeply patinated and the engraving is difficult to bring out in photographs. Besides the blade the whole package is brass. The scabbard is all brass as well as the handle. Even the grip which at first glance looks like textured fish skin is in fact brass. The Horstmann name is engraved as well as tool punched in. As one might imagine, the large brass content makes this a heavy sword...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1176771
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Really, really nice transitional helmet. I am calling it a double decal as it was issued as such. Most likely the national tri-color shield was removed when regulations dicated this to be done. It was a smooth even job done without damaging the helmet but traces of this decal do remain quite clearly (See photos). The Wehrmacht eagle decal to the left is in great shape...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1118341
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Yes, it is a darn shame about the decal hit on the eagle. All I can say is that I didn't do it and that it saddens me also. If everything was perfect, though, we wouldn't have the thrill of the hunt, right? Anyway, the eagle looks gold to me but could be toned army. Have added three closeups of the bird with different lighting with and without flash. Under a loop it does have metallic sparkle. Consistent wear throughout. Chin strap is broken. SE maker mark was Sächsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1189928
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ET68 double decal combat police helmet made for a fellow with a large cranium. It actually swallows up my poor dummy head in the photos. Nice looking helmet with fair amount of honest wear but still looking good. Photos show details well. Size 68 was, I believe, the largest size made by any company.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306204
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Very nice Alcoso lion head army sword with unit engraved blade. The Alcoso logo is under the langet so I can not photograph but it is the first logo with just the letters ACS spread around the scales and no 'Solingen'. The very nicely done engraving reads Reiter Regiment No 3. This cavalry unit was disbanded just before the start of the war (Summer 1939) and used to form six different reconnaissance battalions. This would make the use of the first Alcoso logo appropriate. Blade is just short of ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1297035
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Really nice Alcoso RAD leader dagger. Everything is nice and tight and clean and all fits together correctly. The grip on the logo side does have a crack. The good point is that this crack is the opposite from the blade motto so won't show in a display. The blade is very lightly sharpened and I honestly didn't even notice this until looking at the blown up images on the listing. Going back to the dagger it is even hard to see when looking for it. This and the crack are priced in. Top of the scab...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1305429
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Lovely Imperial German Fire Official sword by Eickhorn. The hilt is a lovely silvered lion head example by Eickhorn which shows deep and detailed casting with extra hand tooling through the lion's mane. Everything is done deluxe from the red gemstone eyes, quality fish skin grip with triple twisted wire wrap. The knuckle P-guard shows especially attractive oak leaves and acorns foliage which stands out vibrantly as it is cast with extra depth. The oak tree of course was considered a strong tree ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1120143
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Very clean example. No rust or nicks on blade. Scabbard is in excellent shape with very little wear. Tang is navy proofed with the anchor stamp. Fuchi, tsuba and seppa are all matching and marked with a 5. A nice touch as this indicates all parts have stayed together over time. Not a fancy example but certainly an honest and very clean representative piece.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1259250
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Very respectable early transitional DLV - Luftwaffe dagger. These early DLV examples have the staples on the reverse of the scabbard fittings and are not easily found these days. This example is by SMF (And it is always hard to resist pondering what "SMF" may be an anachronism for). Blade is excellent and far better looking then my heavy flash photography conveys. The fittings throughout all have nice, dark patina giving that great uncleaned look. The crossguard is engraved F.A.S. which represen...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1290050
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Gorgeous Ground Rohm by C.G. Haenel in Suhl. I have seen this maker produce great looking handles and the grain in this grip fits the pattern. The inset eagle, SA roundel and nickel fittings all fit snug and tight throughout with no odd angles and a bolt that certainly looks unturned. The blade is clean and crisp except for the expected signs of the grind job on the side that would have the Rohm presentation. The anodized scabbard still has a rich brown color and nickel fittings matching the han...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1158117
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Exceptional quality Indo Persian shield dating to late 18th or early 19th century. Gold and silver floral design throughout obverse. At one point gold and silver relief was entirely offset by fine black enamel work. Over the centuries the black enamel has largely worn from the center, raised section but remains thick on the lower, outer portions. This does afford the piece an honest and tasteful aged appearance. The center shows four raised bosses backed on the reverse solid hexagonal bolts pier...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1240814
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This is a lovely Belgian Cavalry saber. German blade makers were very popular with many different countries at the time and this was most certainly a private purchase. The size is very comparable to the U.S. model 1860 cavalry saber so I would date this right around the mid 19th century. The blade is engraved POUR LE ROI - ET LA PATRIE, French for "For King and Homeland". The lion rampant shown on both the blade engraving and the handle indicate this is Belgian. Other then the engraving the blad...