Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1308945
Brandywine Militaria
$2,395
Terrific, untouched NSDAP Political Officer uniform including service tunic and riding style breeches. Blue piping on tunic indicates Ortsgruppe level and the four pips indicate rank of Gemeinschaftsleiter. Size below the back collar is 49. Inside interior pocket can be found the correct RZM label for "DIENSTROCK W fur Politische Leiter". The medals attached include 1935 Arbeit and 1936 Mai tinnies, black wound badge, enamel party pin and a numbered silver wound badge...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1308935
Brandywine Militaria
$495
Very cool set out of the woodwork. Excellent NSDAP Political Officer belt buckle backmarked RZM M4/27 for the firm Overhoff and Cie. The leather on the belt is crisp and clean with a remnant of the paper label on the reverse. Just beside the tongue is penciled in the owner's name but not clearly enough for me to venture a guess. Tongue is size marked 90. Leather is also RZM marked towards the keeper end...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1308275
Brandywine Militaria
$1,225
Terrific NSDAP standard bearer gorget. The front plate is undamaged and the patina looks to me as though it has never been cleaned. On the reverse the original green felt is complete and shows one TINY moth nip on the back (See images). The chain is a real treat as it is complete with the correct 31 links and the patina is even throughout indicating that this chain has most likely been together since the war...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1308050
Brandywine Militaria
$125
Super cool Sanke WWI postcard features 12 different Blue Max award winners. These Sanke postcards are very sought after which makes sense because they all look great. The bottom left corner does have a small crease but this becomes understandable when we flip it over and see that is was mailed to a feldpost in July 1917 and was fully used. Earlier postcard includes Boelcke and Immelmann but does not yet show Richthofen in the top group. Postcard is really beyond cool.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Pre 1940 item #1308045
Brandywine Militaria
$74
Fabulous reference book covering just about every uniform from Fascist Italy during the war, starting with the 1926 Fascist March On Rome. Shocking number of color plates showing military, political, youth, female auxiliary and on and on. Catalog excerpts, detailed text, innumerable photographs and well over 100 color examples of uniforms in wear as well as page after page of various insignia, some of which are quite obscure...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306774
Brandywine Militaria
$888
This is a helmet that I really like. It has a very basic and very uncomplicated camouflage over-paint. It is uncomplicated and unfancy and nobody will ever give the pattern a name but since the helmet has no bullet holes maybe we can assume that it worked. On the wearer's left and below the vent hole we can see the ghost of a Luftwaffe eagle. This is very subtle and I assume caused by the different texture of the decal rather then the decal having been avoided by the owner when painting...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306476
Brandywine Militaria
$69
As collectors we know there are many Japanese military sake cups out there. And even trays for military sake sets. Far scarcer are military sake cup holders. This is the second I have had. Measuring about 9x8cm this holder is presented in the shape of an unfurled Japanese war flag with strong paint and only one short, light scratch in one of the red rays. The reverse has four kanji characters that are not clear enough to read. In the circle is the maker logo reading "Mikiyama"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1306474
Brandywine Militaria
$565
WWII Japanese Army steel helmet that is a real talker. Not at all a pristine example but an overall salty look that fairly screams front line combat. The base shows original olive drab coloring over which an irregular band of lighter, browner paint has been added to break up the color field. For a Japanese soldier to add a sort of camouflage paint scheme to his helmet one would consider the situation to be very front line...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306416
Brandywine Militaria
$425
Absolutely gorgeous gold wound badge back marked 65 for the firm Klein & Quenzer...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1960 item #1306414
Brandywine Militaria
$400
Really a very, very cool Egyptian general's visor cap. There are one or two other examples online that are far fancier but without doubt far later. I have handled many WWII visor caps from various nations and this is very close in both materials used and method of construction. In my best educated opinion I would put this in the 1950's if not to the 1948 war with Israel. Elaborate front cap badge with Egyptian eagle is made of a pleasantly toned bullion is an exact match in style and material wi...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306397
Brandywine Militaria
$475
RAD athltic sport shirt with scarcer smaller patch. Very clean example in a large size. the size tag on reverse collar is unfortunately gone except for one remaining thread. There is also one very small hole about 2.5 inches below and to the right of the RAD patch. This particular short is featured on page 542, volume 2 of Robert Newbrough's excellent book set Sports and the Third Reich, History, Uniforms, Insignia and Awards. Also there is the added bonus that this shirt also is the large feat...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1306392
Brandywine Militaria
$100
Very nice steel army belt buckle marked N$H 1941 for the firm Noelle & Hueck Ludenscheid. The buckle itself is a baeuty with nicely raised eagle, nearly perfect paint and of course the personality of being a maker marked and dated example. Very nice buckle.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306384
Brandywine Militaria
$178
Nice steel army belt buckle and tab from a maker not often found. I have always liked this maker logo as it is crisp and interesting. MSS 40 with the letters in a shield are the letters and 40 (For 1940 manufacture) to the right of that. MSS Stands for Math. Salcher & Sohne Jablunkau. The leather tab has an oval maker logo with this firm's name and the same date 1940 in the center. The leather is soft, healthy and undamaged with a nice rich brown color. Stitching is likewise in great shape. All ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1306367
Brandywine Militaria
$777
Absolutely gorgeous and quite rare white summer visor cap for Fascist Italian political officer. The front eagle and fasces badge is a thick bullion weave that is shockingly rich and deep. This is amazing work ad the burgundy backing indicates the wearer was attached to the Foreign Ministry. The white top has some very light soiling due to age but still in great shape. The bullion band is an added touch of class as most every example I have seen has had a black band. The visor is in great shape ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306360
Brandywine Militaria
$275
Nice, solid steel beaded Luftschutz helmet. I use a heavy flash to make all negatives show clearly. the first attached image (No flash) is most accurate to appearance in ambient lighting. These heavier examples are generally associated with more front line use that the usual gladiator style. This one has all original finish and the decal is in absolutely great shape. There is significant wear and oxidation to the crown, right where front line fellows would flip them over to sit on. Other typical...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306310
Brandywine Militaria
$695
Superb 50 x 85 cm WWII German battle flag. This is the smallest size and perfect for display. Because these are the ultimate display size they tend to not often come available so it is nice to see such a solid example. Crisp, clean and no holes. The only condition issue is a pulled thread through the center disc which can be seen on the final image. Otherwise perfect example of a desirable flag.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306306
Brandywine Militaria
Sold, Thank You
Very nice aluminum DAF belt buckle marked M4/44 for the firm Paul Cramer & Co, Lüdenscheid. Front of the buckle shows most factory finish with only a few nicks to the edge. The belt is decently worn and the inner tongue stitching is mostly undone but at the list price the leather is basically free. Nice belt buckle.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306280
Brandywine Militaria
$350
Very nice pair of RAD athletic shorts featured in published reference book. Inside is sewn a name tag with the fellow's name, rank and unit: Arbeitsmann Rodel K. 2/230 . In the area of the name tag there is also some reinforcing stitching to the hem. On the rear is stamped 230 RADBAF ADGauXXIII, 36 III. These shorts are featured with four photographs on page 545, Volume 2 of Robert Newbrough's excellent book set Sports and the Third Reich, History, Uniforms, In signia and Awards. This is a terri...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1306204
Brandywine Militaria
$1,595
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 #1306199
Brandywine Militaria
$65
Very cool Fascist Italian stickpin celebrating the victory in Ethiopia. On a circular about 28mm wide is shown Africa with a Roman legionary standard stuck in about the location of Ethiopia. Above is the slogan Noi Tireremo Diritto or "We will forge ahead" which was also a song released during the Ethiopian War 1935-1936 which celebrated the Fascist military campaigns and its resistance to League of Nations sanctions. Small pin with some interesting history behind it.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305486
Brandywine Militaria
$59
Nice enamel diamond HJ membership stickpin. I believe these went out of official use in 1937 and the larger diamond pin was used. Nice example with clean and strong enamel.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1920 item #1305433
Brandywine Militaria
$150
Very interesting set of 8 glass glass slides with period labels. There is some damage but most are still quite usable. The first attached image shows the grouping with the box in which I received them. The box metal reinforced corners to protect the slides, two of which are missing from the inside portion of the box. The second image is a slide showing U9 returning to port from an apparently successful voyage. Missing material from bottom left corner and a light crack above that. The next slide ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1305429
Brandywine Militaria
$1,495
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 : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1305424
Brandywine Militaria
$29
This is a really nice WWI postcard. It is a sepia image with a light exposure but very interesting when one gives it a moment. Nine fellows in field uniforms with a belt fed machine gun. One is wearing a holster and one holding a grenade but the trench setting is interesting. They look to be congregating in front of an entrance to the trench which is heavily sandbagged on top. There is plenty of wood planking underfoot as the trenches did become hopeless quagmires when it rained and wood plankin...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305343
Brandywine Militaria
$74
Nice clean pair of rural police officer shoulder boards. Slip under strips look to have been cut off the uniform but the top is nice and clean and perfect for related display. Priced accordingly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305249
Brandywine Militaria
$200
Gorgeous silver wound badge marked 107 for the firm Carl Wild as well as original envelope back marked to the firm Carl Wild. Terrific combination despite the packet being a bit torn as per images. Really nice set.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305248
Brandywine Militaria
$232
Well, this would have been a terrific pith helmet but it looks like it might have gotten run over by a British tank or at least sat on by a fat sergeant. Whatever the cause might have been the only thing I can do is sell it cheap. Would be relatively presentable on a dummy head that could push it out a bit. Nice insignia and unbroken chinstrap.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305247
Brandywine Militaria
$155
Very cool miniature NSDAP Long Service medal. Together with miniature ribbon on button hole pin. Rare configuration of a desirable miniature medal.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305246
Brandywine Militaria
$725
Very attractive Art Deco style wall eagle from the Meissen company which is a long standing German porcelain company. Some say it controlled SS Allach but this relationship is hazy. However, Prof. Theodor Kärner who was one of the most prestigious porcelain artists in Germany worked for both companies so there was some overlap for sure. This eagle is a big sturdy thing reminiscent of German train eagles of the time (Relatively common in the collector market) but is the only such example I have ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1305049
Brandywine Militaria
$325
KM Minesweeper badge by RK, Rudolf A. Karneth & Sohn, Gablonz. Absolutely gorgeous example with solid gilt and silver finish remaining and textbook example of construction by this maker. Top notch.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304411
Brandywine Militaria
$55
Interesting wooden portable seat manufactured for the 1939 World's Fair in New York. It provided the purchaser a seat to rest upon as well as being usable as a walking cane when folded up. Very gentle age use but nice strong label and still folds up nicely and remains sturdy. 28 inches tall while opened with a seat height of 19. Great collectors item.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1304406
Brandywine Militaria
$40
1943 Dated Wehrpass. This one is very clean and in great condition with civilian photo of the fellow in question. He is older having been born in 1895 and it does say he served in the 256th Infantry Regiment from 1915 to 1916. There are a couple of stamps from the local recruitment board but not much else. Hopefully he was able to sit out the end of WWII but being a veteran of 50 years old would have made him prime Volkssturm material. At any rate, a very clean Wehrpass in great shape for someon...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304404
Brandywine Militaria
$58
Nice political edelweiss cap badge. These were authorized for wear on some SA or NSKK headgear. I have also seen these on HJ collars but more likely this was an unofficial use. RZM M1/59 back marked for the firm Paul Cramer, Lüdenscheid.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1304400
Brandywine Militaria
$435
WWII Imperial Japanese navy dirk. No frills example but a solid piece throughout. This example has plastic fittings. This is not an indication of inferior quality as officers serving at sea might prefer plastic to metal to avoid rust issues. Nice example priced fairly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304395
Brandywine Militaria
$275
Nice Bacqueville coastal artillery badge. I always liked these badges with their distinctive back shape and horizontal pin. Good looking example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1304389
Brandywine Militaria
$220
Very hard to find SS Germanische Leithefte. 3. Jahrg Heft 3 und 4 1943. I believe these were printed by the SS for the education of foreign volunteers to the Waffen SS. Just so they weren't joining for all the chicks and the company car. Covers military topics, history, culture as well as showing ideal German families, women and cute kids hugging baby farm animals. Inside leaf reads Herausgeber Reichsfuhrer SS - SS Haupamt" or "Published by the Reichsfuhrer Main Office". The cover is dry and sho...