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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1303801
Brandywine Militaria
$1,835
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,795
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,720
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,719
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,699
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,679
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 : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Swords and Related : Pre 1700 item #1121834
Brandywine Militaria
$1,655
Small Samurai tanto in the style of an armor piercing blade. Lovely lacquer mounts as shown in photographs. Scabbard fittings appear to be silver. Tang is unsigned. Blade shows darkening but is smooth with no rust, pitting or nicks. Attractive piece priced fairly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1176771
Brandywine Militaria
$1,649
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. The finish is very strong throughout but as most 70+ year old hlmets are, there is some wear to the finish...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1118341
Brandywine Militaria
$1,625
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...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1189928
Brandywine Militaria
$1,599
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 #1297035
Brandywine Militaria
$1,550
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 1940 item #1120143
Brandywine Militaria
$1,489
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,459
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,399
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,395
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
Brandywine Militaria
$1,379
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...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1178197
Brandywine Militaria
$1,269
Nice Luftwaffe DD. The eagle side, unfortunately, has a mostly rubbed out decal with a few parts and the general shape still visible. The tri-color side is a terrific looking decal with a cool crackle pattern to the crazing. The shell overall has a nice original finish with pleasant signs of age wear (Greatly exaggerated in my photos because I use a heavy flash for my photography). Maker and size marked SE64 for Sachsishe Emaillerwerke, Lauter. The chinstrap is awfully fresh so I think it was li...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1168857
Brandywine Militaria
$1,259
The quality and condition of the fabric on this tunic is top notch. This must have been in a safe collection for quite a while as the fabric is soft with a full pile and minimal wear. I am sure it has been displayed in a flat case because when laid out for photos the arms just flop right down in the perfect display position with just the right bend on each side in the back. It is early quality throughout and as it was most certainly private purchase there are no inspector marks. One knowledgable...