Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Specialty : Pre 1940 item #1243979
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Very cool pair of Marx Toys helmets. These are doughboy style but WWII vintage. These are red and I think there is a silver version also. Terrific condition when one looks at what is usually offered for sale. These were toys in every sense of the word and after spending years battling in neighborhood backyards the condition usually suffers significantly. These have good shape and excellent remaining paint. The first one shown in detail is complete with a nice strong decal...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243916
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Bulgarian steel combat helmet with a good front line look but still in nice, clean condition. Very nice liner but end of chinstrap is broken off. Bulgaria like many of the other smaller eastern Balkan and Baltic countries were swept along with the war. While the fighting men were strong and brave enough they were let down by weak leadership and poorly equipped. When the Germans went through they were swept along on the anti-Communist crusade...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243900
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It is a shame that this looks to have had a sloppy repair because it is a nice Infantry Assault Badge with just the prettiest golden bronze finish. I really like these distinctive ball hinges so these Scholze badges are a personal favorite...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243848
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Nice Kriegsmarine Soldatenfreund from 1943. The soldatenfreund was a small handbook (About 13x8cm) issued for each year and designed to fit in one's pocket for quick access. There is a first page for the owner's personal information and in the back are pages for a daily log or journal. Before that are 21 pages of period advertisements which are actually very interesting to look through...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243842
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Very nice four place ribbon bar. Obviously the value on this piece is the fourth ribbon which is for the NSDAP long service medal. The other three ribbons are 1914 Iron Cross, WWII War Merit and the Hindenburg Cross for WWI veterans. It is fun to theorize on who would have a particular combination of medals. With the 1914 EKII this fellow was probably a solid WWI veteran who apparantly then was an earlier NSDAP member to have gotten the NSDAP long service...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1243789
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Nice example of the famous Eastern Front Medal. This medal is a collecting favorite with a strong looking eagle, helmet and grenade. It was given to veterans of the first difficult winter on the Russian Front and was worn by recipients with a great deal of pride. Because one of the criteria that would make a soldier eligible was the loss of a limb to frostbite, combined with the innate cynicism of soldiers in any army, it was nicknamed the "Frozen Flesh Medal". This is a solid example...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1920 item #1243785
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This set of three hand made pins is really lovely. These were made to celebrate the victory of WWI. The two smaller pins are made for button holes and show Belgian colors and motif. Belgium, of course, was highly publicized as being victims of aggression for propaganda purposes. The first is actually embroidered with a lion rampant and must have required a lot of work. The button backing reads MODE DE PARIS...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1243775
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Very nice WWII Purple Heart medal with extras as shows. The ribbon bar has a plastic cover. the good conduct medal and ribbon bar came with so will go with. The pin is from a private company the veteran must have worked for. Again, it was with the group so it stays with the group. Nice little set from a veteran estate in Wilmington Delaware.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243431
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Very nice Krim shield. Prestigious combat award worn on upper sleeve for veterans of this campaign meeting certain criteria. Increasingly harder to find good examples.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1980 item #1243272
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Nice informative book on the classic Me109 fighter. Lots of good text suitable for beginner or experienced historians. While it was eclipsed during the war by other fighters the 109 probably remains the most iconic single engine aircraft of the war. Used condition with worn dust jacket.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1243137
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Very nice little Imperial album sized for postcards. The cover is nice and clean but is made of a sort of corrugated craft paper so there is some edge wear. Really in great condition for not being real solidly built. There are 25 pages which can hold one card front and back. The last two attached images show the damaged pages that I was able to find. A nice little album.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243016
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EM NCO breast eagle with a great look. Some stitching thread remains along the border. The patch itself is in fine shape except for one tiny pull on the eagle's left wing (Viewer's right) which is very minor and can be seen in the first attached image. I love these tunic removed pieces and will take this any day over a factory roll example. Great front line look.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1243006
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Very nice set of Russian navy dagger hangers...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1242997
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Nice naval stickpin. Nicely detailed life preserver with a red cockade in the center. An gold washed anchor is hanging from this with the whole rig mounted on a stickpin. I think this looks German but maybe wrong (Please let me know). Nicely detailed nautical piece.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1242996
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Very nice Der Stahlhelm button. Condition is great with perfect finish to front. Wording around the shank on the reverse is: Wirtsch: A. St. D Bundesleitung Ges Gesch. The second image is straight on with the flash to show the lettering. The last image is a better representation of the actual tone and color. The veteran groups were often disaffected x-soldiers who were called upon to provide pre-organized muscle for various political factions who often settled their differences on the streets. I...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1242994
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Opferrinf Elsess literally means "Sacrificial Ring Alsace". These were worn by Germans living in Alsace Lorraine with NSDAP allegiance. A favorite tactic of the Nazis was to stir discontent among (And hopefully sympathy for) ethnic Germans in areas they were looking for a reason to enter. This is a scarce pin in the first place but most were found unfinished in the manufacturer's factory. It is very hard to find an example with paint applied (Finished). The paint on this example is near complete...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1242975
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Armored assault badge by EWE. This is a very scarce and unknown maker who seemed to be working out of Austria. Unfortunately the pin and the hook are missing while the pin hinge remains in place. I almost suspect that the GI souvenir hunter ripped it right off of some poor guys uniform without spending the time to unhook it. The front shows a white mark strangely located right on the eagle's crotch. That could probably be cleaned up easily but repairing the pin would need the help of someone who...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1950 item #1242963
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Unique, hand made CBI - China Burma India - pillow case. Brown silk base embroidered "TO MOTHER" and 1945. The bullion stitching is very nice on this but as it is hand made there are some loose threads along the edges. Nothing is coming undone; It just looks like this was made not so tightly. The fabric is a warm brown silky material that was very frustrating to photograph either with or without a flash. It is a good bit darker then it looks in the photographs but the three red fields at the bot...