Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
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...
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"...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304283
Brandywine Militaria
$180
Very cool grouping I have enjoyed for a long time. The first piece is a V1 rocket (Or V1 Flying Bomb) tinnie. I believe it is a homemade piece but it is well done, metal and includes etched lines for contours and markings seen on the real thing. The pin on the back is soldered on and is loose but would be an easy fix if need be. I would think this was probably made during the war by some HJ kid. The booklet is the hard to find The Story of Antwerp X...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304276
Brandywine Militaria
$780
Top notch private purchase infantry officer visor cap. This one is a cherry on the outside with a nice tight shape and no nips to the shell, piping or velvet band. Excellent bullion eagle, wreath and cockade as preferred by frontline personnel. The visor is also in excelent shape top and bottom. The inside sweatband reads Stirndruckfrei (Pressure free to the forehead) and has the patent number (DRGM...)...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304260
Brandywine Militaria
$820
Very interesting advertising miniature dagger by Horster. The dagger itself is in fine condition as per attached images. Interesting banded handle as opposed to the normal spiral grooved handle. Perhaps the most interesting part of this dagger is the HASAG company logo on the blade. The company originally manufactured lamps but during WWI it began to produce munitions and enjoyed much greater fiscal success...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Numismatics : Medals : Pre 1990 item #1304174
Brandywine Militaria
$74
Very nicely done .999 silver memorial medal for Admiral Karl Donitz. Donitz passed away in 1980 and this medal was produced in 1981. The reverse of the medal commemorates the U-boat war specifically. The medal has not been removed from its wrapping but does have some toning to the bottom left obverse. Also comes with a 20 page autobiographical booklet on Donitz as well as a numbered certificate of authenticity. This COA is numbered 982.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304172
Brandywine Militaria
$565
Terrific 1/2 sized miniature army dagger by Eickhorn. Nice white handle variant. Eickhorn did use white handles on some daggers later in the war so it is interesting to see it in miniature as well. The miniature knot is also a pleasant addition.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304150
Brandywine Militaria
$55
Nice original unpublished photo of Hermann Goring. He is walking with a mix of guys including some higher ranking SS fellows. I find this photo amusing due to the guys to the left of the pillar. They look like the guys in the movies that are trying not to look Gestapo but couldn't really be anything else with overcoats, fedoras and shifty body language.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304132
Brandywine Militaria
$58
Very nicely made enamel membership pin for KDF (Kraft durch Freude) Gau Köln-Aachen. Nicely maker marked on reverse F Hoffstatter Bonn. Kraft durch Freude translates to "Work through joy" and was an NSDAP organization designed to offer state run vacations at low cost to German workers and their families. Run by Dr Ley this was actually one of their better ideas and did make it possible for workers to achieve vacations they otherwise would not be able to afford. Nice pin.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304121
Brandywine Militaria
Sold, Thank You
Great looking Croatian volunteer transitional helmet. Nice original finish throughout with honest age to the decals. On the interior I find no manufacturer marks due to the roughness of the skirt but there is a clear stamped 451 on the dome.The chinstrap is lost to time but this is a terrific example of a scarce helmet. This has been in my closet for a long time but I am selling some things I normally wouldn't as I am moving overseas to a much smaller home.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303913
Brandywine Militaria
$100
Very nice 2 place ribbon bar. The first is the 10 Year NSDAP Long Service with device. The second, which makes this an interesting combination, is for a DRK (German Red Cross) or Social Welfare. I believe every medal from those organizations has a red center and white edges. Nice odd ribbon bar for the medal collector.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303909
Brandywine Militaria
$110
Very cool tinnie for Horst Wessel Tag Bielefeld 1933. Horst Wessel of course was an early SA man of dubious character who became a national hero after he was killed in a street fight with a communist group. Very desirable tinnie.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1303867
Brandywine Militaria
$76
French RÉQUISITIONS MILITAIRE armband with a great look to it. Plate with this wording being sewn onto khaki armband along with two strips of tress indicating rank. The reverse shows a three prong metal buckle. Gentle age wear and some staining that is minor and does little to detract from the overall look. I believe this would be worn by Quartermaster department personnel or other uniformed personnel as a badge to indicate the appropriate clearance and authority to requisition goods or service...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303862
Brandywine Militaria
$1,075
Excellent Kreisleitung level NSDAP visor cap. Denoted by the white piping, Kreis level is mid-range in hierarchy with blue Orts level piping being lower and far more common. Condition-wise this one is a winner...
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 : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303799
Brandywine Militaria
$68
Nice leather belt for WWII German military buckle. Overall length is 97cm including the O&C (Overhoff and Cie) marked keeper. Belt is marked L39 Dopperf-Kitzingen 11/38. Has been resized by resewing the inner tab about six inches closer to the buckle. Probably another guy losing too much weight at the end of the war.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1303784
Brandywine Militaria
$125
Pre WWI Prussian belt and buckle. High quality brass buckle with nickel silver center disk is in excellent condition but with a small impression on the right side of the crown. The leather belt has been clipped on the buckle end and measures 79cm. The keeper is in place and also brass construction. Some condition issues but priced right.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303779
Brandywine Militaria
$205
Excellent Luftwaffe belt and buckle rig. Buckle is a solid example with a bit of smoothing to the raised center eagle. The Size 95 belt is a top notch example with soft and supple leather. The end is marked L.B.A.(S) which is a standard Luftwaffe marking. Below this it is also nicely maker marked Henseler & Co ULM 1936.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1303763
Brandywine Militaria
$200
Very nice belt and buckle rig. Buckle is Rodo marked with good paint remaining. Leather is healthy and supple but has been skilfully trimmed down to about a size 86, probably as the guy was in some cut off pocket at the end of the war dreaming of sausages as he lost pound after pound. Nice combat setup.
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : References : Antiques : Pre 1990 item #1303739
Brandywine Militaria
$385
Classic revised edition 1981 hardcover reference book Japanese Swordsmiths by W. M. Hawley is a staple for collectors and not often found offered for sale at a reasonable price. This one has minor staining to the edge of page blocks as seen in attached images. The spine binding is loose by inside leafs have only minor tear. A used example in reasonable condition but pages are clean and bright throughout. Priced accordingly.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1303728
Brandywine Militaria
$385
Very nice dress bayonet made by WKC. Blade is a perfect step down type and both handle and grip are in equally pristine condition. The scabbard shows typical light crazing to the paint which we do like to see in original finishes. Brown Luftwaffe leather frog also remains in fine condition and shows only gentle signs of age wear. The bayonet troddel with this blue-yellow-blue color code indicates it was used by the 12th company or battery of its respective regiment. But the most interesting poin...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1302717
Brandywine Militaria
$32
Nice 1938 dated RAD cap badge maker marked by C.T. Dicke. Gentle aging with no damage. Some thinning to red paint but priced right.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1302183
Brandywine Militaria
$45
Nice RAD membership with nice solid paint throughout. Solid example to add to display.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1301939
Brandywine Militaria
$49
Coll clothing name tag for a fellow in the 47th Mountain Troop Anti-Tank battalion. Fellow's name was 'Winter'. Nice item for display.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1301875
Brandywine Militaria
$108
First pattern grade two marksmanship lanyard. Unfortunately missing the button loop atop the plate so either needs a minor repair or can be used for display. Priced accordingly.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1920 item #1301770
Brandywine Militaria
$120
Unissued bayonet troddel or sword knot. The width of the yellow acorn cap is about 3.8cm. Clean and perfect. This color combination conforms to the 7th company. I believe the leather strap and slide indicate a grenadier guard regiment. Very nice tassel.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1300036
Brandywine Militaria
$92
This is a good looking double sided pennant which is made with a reasonably high degree of quality. If not for the nipping visible in the attached images it would be a real looker. The long edges are about 53cm and the short edge is about 18cm which makes this a nice, smaller size which usually works well for display purposes. The center swaz is a nice bevo weave and the outside of the white discs are nicely chain stitched. The three edges are folded over to one side and there is a double row of...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1299918
Brandywine Militaria
$262
Nice, original 1939 spange. Nice bubbling to reverse. The stretch of ribbon I am adding is old and meant as a pleasant addition for display purposes.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1299622
Brandywine Militaria
$144
Nice Imperial Prussian commemorative pilot stickpin or lapel pin. Terrific aged look and back mark indicates 800 silver content. Very nice flyer related piece.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1299497
Brandywine Militaria
On Hold
Nice, original Demjansk campaign shield. This one is especially desirable as Demjansk was very much a Waffen SS (Totenkopf Division) affair. Surrounded and cut off from logistical support for an extended siege these fellows held off a significantly superior Russian force for most of the winter, fighting in deep snow and often counterattacking successfully when their perimeter was threatened. This successful defensive campaign occupied the attention of large numbers of Russian troops to the overa...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1920 item #1299130
Brandywine Militaria
$19
Good looking postcard apparently in a German infantry barracks. The officer is going over a document while the landser clean their weapons and look tough in their spiked helmets. Lots of cool equipment and even cooler mustaches. Great postcard to add to an equipment display.