Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1236181
Brandywine Militaria
$86
This is the last of a very interesting group of propaganda leaflets I recently purchased. This one is titled "After Hitler's Fall" and touches on preparing the German people to get rid of Hitler and the transition to follow. It asks if the war should be abbreviated or prolonged and then goes into the questions Hitler won't ask such as "Can Hitler's Germany expected a compromise peace? Does Hitler's defeat mean German destruction? Can England deliver the German folk people from bolshevism? Does...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1242829
Brandywine Militaria
$86
ONB leader rank insignia. Very nice bullion construction. The ONB was a Fascist youth organization for Italian youth and was similar in theory and practice to the Hitler Youth. High quality patch measures about 5.7x8.3cm.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1245161
Brandywine Militaria
$84
Very hard to find KDF tinnie. Kraft Durch Freude was a state run recreational organization designed to give working families the opportunity to take vacations they would not normally be able to afford. The not so bad plan was to raise the moral of German workers but also to show the outside world how happy the new German workers were who were bringing Germany out of its post WWII depression. The Atlantikfahrten (Atlantic crossing) were cruises offered on board the Oceana which was owned by the K...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1038147
Brandywine Militaria
$83
Interesting passbook from German occupied Latvia. Booklet is from the GENERALKOMMISAR IN LETTLAND. It appears that he only had assignment stamps. The first is December 16,1940 and the other August 8,1944. The reason is clear when you look at his occupation. He was a technicial at the Libauer Eisenwerke (Ironworks), so the fellow was lucky enough to have one of the most vital jobs in a mid 20th century war until the middle of 1944 when all bets were off. No telling what happened to him after that...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1039369
Brandywine Militaria
$83
Miniature silver Hitler Youth proficiency badge. It is a bit more silver in color then it looks in the photos. Miniature lapel pins like this are a good bit scarcer then the full size version. This example is in excellent condition with only minor signs of usage nd wear (See photos). Maker is quite clear RZM M1/36. Very nice item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1257993
Brandywine Militaria
$83
Nice wound badge and matching document. Document is in decent shape with the usual crease down the middle. For its age the corners are reasonably sharp and there are no tears or missing material. The last name looks like Kargelain. I can't make out the unit but it looks like it starts with "mg" so possibly a machine gunner? Dated October 5, 1918. The wound badge is very attractive example with nice raised details. original paint is very strong with just very minimal wear to the raised details of...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #986388
Brandywine Militaria
$82
Excellent condition NSBO hat badge. Silver washed alloy with both attachment prongs present and undamaged. Hard to find item.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Pre 1940 item #1163087
Brandywine Militaria
$82
Very nice mounted antler rack. This is a nice set of antlers typical to German deer. This is actually a rather good size pair measuring 8 inches from base of antler to the tip. The tag on the back indicates that the wood mount was made in Austria. Interestingly it specifically mentions Osterreich which was the name used for Austria from the beginning of German occupation to the end of WWII in 1945. This is helpful as it pinpoints the exact age of this set of antlers to 1945 at the latest. The wo...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1940 item #1164585
Brandywine Militaria
$82
Very neat lot of toy soldiers made by Auburn Rubber of Indiana. Because rubber does dry with age these are basically always cracked and have some damage. That being said these are rather uncommon. This lot includes 5 soldiers. The prize of the bunch is the motorcycle soldier which shows the unavoidable age cracks but no broken pieces and the wheels spin properly. This piece is balanced so it does stand freely. Also included: One officer with detached head. One soldier advancing with rifle. One f...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1950 item #1192333
Brandywine Militaria
$82
Interesting medallion from the aircraft designing and manufacturing company founded by Tony Fokker. Fokker is most famous for his WWI aircraft used by Germany in WWI which were revolutionary in design. As is often the case with technological development, WWI greatly accelerated advancement of aircraft design and Fokker's planes were always in the forefront of this evolution. When WWI finally ended Fokker moved his company to his native Holland . This medallion commemorates 30 years of this compa...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1216105
Brandywine Militaria
$82
The air gunner / wireless operator badge is one of the cooler Luftwaffe badges. Cloth versions were authorized for wear on flight blouses (For the business end of things) and continued to be worn throughout the war even though production was stopped in 1942. This is a very nice, used example in solid condition as per photos.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1249468
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$82
What a wonderful item celebrating its 100th anniversary. As the British were approaching Christmas in the first year of the war Princess Mary commissioned these to be made and sent to British soldiers. There were far too many in uniform to all get one so there was a prioritization method. Princess Mary went to great effort to show her appreciation and solidarity to British soldiers in many other ways including visiting the wounded in hospitals. There are some sites with great information availab...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : 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. Lovely piece...
All Items : Cyberattic : 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 : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1242179
Brandywine Militaria
$80
This is an interesting button hole pin reading "zur erinnerung an 1870" and a Maltese or Iron Cross in the center. I have actually seen a lot of fake enamel examples of this pin but didn't know there really was such a thing. This war was a rather quick French thumping. This is a painted example and I have included obverse photos both with and without flash to show the most detail possible. Cool item very reminiscent of later Third Reich membership pins.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1900 item #1247346
Brandywine Militaria
$80
Very nice silver medal; The 1870 Medal of Merit for the City of Rome. The only negative is the blob of wax on the ribbon which could certainly be removed by someone properly motivated. The important point is that the original ribbon is present. ROMA is found on the ring attaching the medal to the suspension ring. Very nice medal.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1296303
Brandywine Militaria
$80
This armband was introduced in 1937 and was meant for combatants who were not member of the armed forces (Wehrmacht). I am still not sure what that exactly means but it is a good looking eagle on an eye-catching yellow field so a great piece for display purposes.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1920 item #990204
Brandywine Militaria
$79
Lot of three fire fighter medals. They are from Bethlehem (1910), Harrisberg (1914) and Allentown (1910). Condition is generally good and can be seen in the photos. There is a small stain to the left side of the photo on the Bethlehem medal. There is enamel chipping to the Harrisberg medal and the Allentown medal has a stain and wear to the edge of the photo. Neat set of medals, two of which have photos of horse pulled fire wagons.