Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1236169
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$119
Fascinating set of three propaganda leaflets directed at Russian troops. I can't translate these but they obviously seem to be discussing the wonderful treatment that surrendering Russian soldiers could expect in Germany. The first class amenities look like they would include recreational time, quality healthcare and a comfortable bed in a pleasant room. Maybe a bit far from the truth; Perhaps not all propaganda is true then.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1236166
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$129
Very interesting propaganda leaflets. This set of two leaflets are in rough condition and really look like they were knocking around in some soldier's pocket for a good while but have a really good look to them and are rare items. One side announces "The Red Army Marches In Germany!" and goes on to basically state that after five years of war it has come back home and what has already been decided is going to end. Every hour that Germany delays the end is another hour of devastation...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1236165
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$90
Very interesting propaganda leaflet aimed at German troops. This would probably be dropped on German troops and would equate to psy-ops operations. This small paper, about 17x11cm. The intent was to give the German soldiers information on the two fronts of their war to cause them to lose heart. One side gives the situation on the Western Front on January 16 1945...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1236154
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$88
Extremely cool anti-Nazi propaganda leaflets. I do not know if these were produced by US, UK or Russia but they are rare and extremely interesting. The front translates to something like" Defending the partei means the destruction of your home". the main body of the message basically says that the German soldier want peace and are tired of five years of useless fighting. The party and the SS are ready to take and sacrifice the last German soldiers; the last school boy who can only carry a gun...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1950 item #1236145
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$78
Very interesting Finnish medal for the WWII conflict with Russia. The Soviet Union first invaded Finland in 1939 in an attempt to grab some territory and create a buffer zone between Leningrad and a possibly hostile nation. This invasion shocked the world and there was even talk of US troops being sent to assist the Finnish. it is enough to make one's head spin when we consider how that would have affected the landscape as the war developed through 1940 and 1941...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1970 item #1236143
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$47
Very cool enamel pin for the Germsich USA Ski School Test. I am not sure what the "Test" means but this is a very well made badge. Most I see have are unmarked and have a cogwheel type design that I think is supposed to be a snowflake. This example is German made by the firm Deschler Munchen 90. Deschler was quality oriented enough that their Third Reich era hallmark was "1"...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1236139
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$189
Beautifully made stickpin with three miniature Imperial German medals. Two pins suspending a gold chain with properly fit loops for the medals. The third medal is the Friedrich August Medaille in silver which was a Soxon medal awarded to NCO's in acknowledgement of notable service. The other two medals are the Hindenburg Cross for WWI veterans and the 1914 Iron Cross which, again, was awarded for outstanding service...
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : History : Pre 1950 item #1236121
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$179
Classic unit history: History of the 508th Parachute Infantry. First edition printed in 1948. This unit, the Red Devils, were part of the 82nd Airborne Division and famously served in D-Day and the subsequent Normandy campaign, all through the European campaign ad into occupation. This book follows them from training to the end and includes an Honor Roll in the back as well as a day by day history of the regiment...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1970 item #1236101
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$49
Very cool patch reads: Marines Never Die They Just Go To Hell And Regroup. This is an old and famous saying but this is the only time I have seen this on an old piece. It is a hand done theater made patch so I would think it is at latest Vietnam era. Scrap of paper on the back so possibly from a photo album. Just enough gentle wear to make it that much cooler.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1236096
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$42
Nice Wehrfahig tinnie type stickpin with a large eagle over a shield displaying a grenade and a helmet resting on oak leaves. A little over 5cm high and a little under 5cm wide. Wehrfahig pins were worn by newly recruited or drafted military personnel before they were in uniform.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1236087
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$139
30 Pfennig coin with Hitler bust. Over the years I have seen a handful of these turn up. While they are scarce there are too many to call a "prototype" so I imagine it was a trial run of some sort. At any rate, an interesting and hard to find item.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1236076
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$29
Very nice RAD athletic shirt patch. Not a terribly rare piece of insignia but an extremely nice example being crisp and snow white clean throughout except for one tiny spot along the border (See second image). Noce patch.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1800 item #1236075
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$124
Very interesting short length of tarred rope recovered from the wreck of the Invincible, the first of seven Invincibles which was sunk in 1758. This piece came with a signed certificate of authenticity from the Invincible Conservation group. I would not have but the previous owner trimmed the COA to fit in the mount but it is done and it fits well so I will include the mount with the rope and certificate. Riker mount is about 21x16x5 cm. Neat item from a famous ship.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1235928
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$239
Superb heer belt buckle with leather tab. Tab is marked H. AURICH DRESDEN 1942 and is in great condition with soft, healthy leather. As seen in the photos there are two linear scrapes on the front of the tab and a slightly discolored corner on the reverse; Looks like it got a small oil stain...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1235913
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$589
Here is a truly fascinating piece with a great look to it. Four place round ball bullet mold. The mold portion is brass. The smallest ball mold diameter is about 7mm and the largest is about 13mm. The swiveling arms are iron and the handles are wood. The brass portion has written on the side FAI PAR COUPIL A BONNETABLE. The design is simple but when the handles are swiveled out and squeezed it is clear that plenty of pressure can be brought to bear. The arms do have a little jiggle to them but t...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1235897
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$188
This is an extremely interesting badge from the February 25 1934 swearing of the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler. It was a day of infamy when the Wehrmacht took such an oath and paved the way for the crimes that were to follow and be condoned and even aided by the German army. The event for which this badge was issued was a similar event in which around a million party members made a similar oath. Perhaps it seemed like a good idea at the time. Different badges were made for this event in dif...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1235896
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$187
This is an extremely interesting badge from the February 25 1934 swearing of the oath of allegiance to Adolf Hitler. It was a day of infamy when the Wehrmacht took such an oath and paved the way for the crimes that were to follow and be condoned and even aided by the German army. The event for which this badge was issued was a similar event in which around a million party members made a similar oath. Perhaps it seemed like a good idea at the time. Different badges were made for this event in dif...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1990 item #1235718
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$99
Nice looking Italian Cavaliere Order of Merit medal. Shows four eagles around a white enamel central cross suspended from a crown formed from a crenelated castle tower. Great looking medal.