What a cool item. This is a signed copy of the book Emden Ayesha by the famous captain of the Emden Kapitanleutnant Hellmuth Von Mucke. Interestingly enough, the book was printed in Berlin in 1917. No doubt the story of this famous naval personality was used as propaganda to encourage the German populace in their war effort. Von Mucke was famous for his impressive success in commerce raiding and quickly became a national hero. Obviously this book is written in German...
Nicely done bone inlay tray. I would think that this is from southeast Asia. Good sized example at 47x33cm. There is a fair amount of surface wear due to age as well as missing inlay here and there. I do not repair items but I would think that the missing inlay could be filled in and of course there are always ways to fix surface wear. The wood is a mystery to me being quite dark and having a grain that looks almost like hairs. Pretty work on this piece and priced quite fairly.
Very cool photograph of a truck carrying SS members on parade. Early SA style uniforms with skulls on the cap I would assume to then be LAH members. The truck itself has a banner with the national emblem and SS runes. Also interesting is that just behind the truck in the parade the HJ/DJ boys have to walk. In the background beside the truck is a band with the same SA/SS/LAH uniforms...
Great looking tunic removed breast eagle. Great condition but with some threads remaining from when it was sewn on. Nice and clean early droop tail example.
Nice looking sleeve patch for Imperial Japanese Navy pilots. I don't believe any other branches or specialties wore these. Good looking item.
Cute toddler size souvenir jacket. Something a soldier would have sent home to his kid. Nice back embroidery with embroidered map of Vietnam and 1967 1968. Sleeves embroidered with dragons and lions. Very cool item but small size meant for a 2 year old.
Very nice unmarked 1939 iron cross. Really nice patina and good condition throughout. I added the ribbon which is an old one but not original to this particular medal. Very nice decoration priced right.
Terrific photo of an early party parade rally. The focal point of the photo is a truck full of SS men in very early SA style uniforms passing a band in similar uniforms. SS insignia are clear on the coffee can hats. The truck itself has a large side banner with national flag and SS runes and reads SS Motorsturm I/21 (The last numbers are not clear but I this is the closest approximation I can give). The reverse has the photographer stamp Brillen-Schmidt Magdeburg Breitweg 56...
Very attractive Koro cover with tasteful openwork on copper base. The openwork features a 16 petal Kiku mon paired with an Ume or plum blossom. The two are directly portrayed together at the top so this pairing may have been part of a wedding gift. Nice, high dome gives this a full look. Opening measures out at 75mm from rim edge to rim edge. Overall height is 50mm and overall width is 90mm.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Baskets : Pre 1920 item #722722
This offering is a finely made basket, I believe it is Papago. It has a unique star shaped rim woven into place at five points. No noticable damage, but does show its age. Maximum width including the rim is just under 15cm, not including the rim it is 12cm. A basket with character.
Nice example of a luftwaffe mess hall porcelin plate. Dated 1939 and maker marked "H&Co SELB BAVARIA GERMANY HEINRICH". These are heavily faked but real ones such as this saw significant and not always gentle use. This one has one rough spot on the edge from use (See photo) as wel as one spot that was period repaired. The dark ring is an age stain that can not be felt with the finger so is just part of the plate's character as opposed to damage...
Very interesting medal. I believe this was issued to show defiance to the League of Nations Sanctions probably put in place to protest Italy's campaigns in Africa. Date on medal is November 18 1935 with Mussolini's profile (Of course). This is kind of how I feel toward the UN. Not a large medal; Just a bit wider then a quarter.
Very interesting version of a 1914 Iron Cross. This is probably a jeweler made piece maybe intended as jewelry for the wife of an Iron Cross winner. That is just a theory. 800 marked on the pin catch and an interesting, smooth matte black finish to the front. About 15mm in diameter. Very nice item for someone who collects iron crosses specifically.
Very cool tinnie for Tag der Wehrmacht. There are a few standard examples but this tinnie was made for the specific unit Panzer Abwehr Abt. 9 apparently based in Glenhausen. Solid metal tinnie shows an anti-tank gun atop the army eagle as shown on helmet decals. Really an all around cool tinnie that I haven't seen before. A bit of oxidation in the upper right corner.
Fine fuchi with 5 crane mon on a nanako field. Gold inlay is crisp. Excellent condition. 2 8/16" x 13/16". Seppa Dai is just over 1 1/16" x 6/18".
Personalized copy of the WWI dated machine gun manual. Front cover has the handwritten info "Co C 1st Tank Cadre A.E.F.". The word "cadre" is a guess as this is illegible. A.E.F. is "Allied Expedtionary Force". The cover shows superficial wear but is surprisingly strong and sharp. The pages inside are also crisp and clean and show 288 pages of text, photographs, charts and diagrams. Very nice, very early item relating to both WWI tanks and machine guns.
Very nice fascist Italian 9th Army (9 Armata) medal commemorating the 1940-1941 campaign in Greece and Albania (Given on the medal as Grecia E Jugoslavia). This famous campaign was basically a disaster and required the involvement of German forces to save the day. This of course caused a delay in the German invasion of Russia spelling disaster for the enterprise. One could say that this poorly planned and poorly executed campaign by the Italians drastically changed the course of history...
HJ proficiency badge. Nice and clean with a very smooth patina with perfect, super crisp detail. RZM M1/34. This is priced low because it looks like there was a number that was removed for some reason.