Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...). About two inches of the sweatband on the wearer's left has been restitched but looks like a ...
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. During WWII Hasag was the sole producer of Panzerfausts but its use of SS forced labor l...
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. The shell is a nicely pronounced whipcord fabric with no holes or stains that would show on a photograph; Clean as a whistle. The brown velvet band which is a piece that often attracts moth nipping is also perfect being clean and with a nice healthy pile to the fabric. The white piping is...
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.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1299049
Brandywine Militaria
$297
The RNST was the German agency that oversaw the governmentalization of the agricultural industry. The motto "Blut und Boden" translates to "Blood and soil" and was meant to imply that the blood of the "folk" was equivelant to the earth's soil and both were dependent on each other. Or some such nonsense meant to celebrate the connection of the "folk" to the nation's farming industry. But I suspect that it was just seen as another opportunity to offer another badge for people to collect and we sho...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1298459
Brandywine Militaria
$250
Great looking matched pair of panzer collar tab skulls. Round eyes and triangle nose Danziger style skulls. Silver wash finish is in near perfect and the pair are correctly magnetic. The posts on reverse are intact. Very n ice pair.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1298248
Brandywine Militaria
$1,111
SA dagger by Gustav Wirth who is one of the scarcest makers of SA daggers. Really about as common as left handed chopsticks. Unfortunately this one is missing the scabbard but this is certainly the more important half. Conditionwise this one is a real cherry. Buttery smooth nickle crossguards fit perfectly to a surprisingly clean and unscarred handle. The blade also fits to the crossguard quite snug and the whole package has clearly been together fr the duration. The blade is also clean as whist...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1297093
Brandywine Militaria
$69
Very cool two photograph sequence of the destruction of a German sub. The cover slip on both is a warning to watch the release date. The first image shows the u-boat being bracketed by explosions after being forced to surface. The second photograph shows the water disturbance, oil slick and part of the conning tower showing above water after the sub was finished off. The descriptions are on the back of the release date warning and the photos are reported to have been taken November 10 1943. Very...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1297078
Brandywine Militaria
$119
Very nice and quite scarce insignia. White eagle on blue background for use on Postal Service sport shirts. Measures about 6 inches across the top.
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 : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1296899
Brandywine Militaria
$189
Goodness, what a cool niche piece. This might not click with many collections but if odd aviation or Eastern European volunteer is of interest I don't know where one might ever find another example. This is an 835 silver hallmarked qualification badge for a Slovakian air force mechanic. A no doubter with a gorgeous uncleaned, untouched patina. Great item.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1296765
Brandywine Militaria
Sold RS
Terrific 2nd model Luftwaffe dagger. Real nice package throughout showing no damage, nice matching fittings and a perfect orange handle. Topping it off is a blade that is pretty darn close to a 10. Just a good looking piece throughout.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1296623
Brandywine Militaria
$105
Nice silver grade DJ proficiency. RZM M1/120 for Wilhelm Deumer, Lüdenscheid. DJ were the boys too young for HJ. Nice badge.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1930 item #1296621
Brandywine Militaria
$69
Very nicely executed enamel and gold wash badge for 25 year veteran Eisenbahn Verein with the '25' being found in the silver washed oak leaf wreath at the bottom. I have seen this with a pin on the back for wear as a badge but this one has a post for wear as an oversized lapel pin. Looking at the finish on the reverse I don't believe this one ever had a different configuration. The device is 32x37mm. A bit then a normal lapel pin should be so the owner had bent the post in a bit to clamp on the ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1296602
Brandywine Militaria
Sold RS
Cool marker for mines or gas weapons used by the German military during WWII. The smaller triangular flag on red metal post was used to mark individual mines. This is the larger 19x19cm square version that I understand was used to identify trucks carrying such dangerous equipment. Very cool item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1296598
Brandywine Militaria
$4,990
Gorgeous example of a rare dagger. N.P.E.A. student dagger with bottom crossguard marked N.58 . This is an early number and the "N" indicates the school to be Naumburg/Saale. Students had the option of engraving the school on the upper crossguard and this one is indeed engraved N.P.E.A. Naumburg/Saale. I believe the upper engravings were done upon graduation. The blade is an extremely nice example with very minor age wear and cross graining still showing. The engraved motto "Meht sein als schein...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1296478
Brandywine Militaria
$59
Very nice, large WWII era Japanese naval sake cup with a diameter of 10cm. Very strong paint with gold leaf anchor with Rising Sun flag in the center adorned with cherry blossoms. Also in gold, across the top is a crane whose wings extend to give the whole cup a gold rim. The crane is a symbol of loyalty to the emperor. On the bottom is the soldier's name: Yoshikawa. I find no damage or even paint rubs. Great piece to add to an Imperial Japanese navy display.
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 1940 item #1294678
Brandywine Militaria
$259
Nice, honest NLF canteen. All there, strap is intact and original lacing. Cool item.