Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207835
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Very nice private purchase Iron Cross First Class. Properly marked 107 on the fat part of the pin for Carl Wild. Still shows much of original silver wash with gentle aging. The black core could use a spot of oil but is otherwise undamaged. Overall a very nice example by a relatively uncommon maker.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207685
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This looks to be a volunteer application to join the Wehrmacht but most of the attached papers seem to be regarding Luftwaffe service. I assume this means the same standard application was used by both. 12 page packet. The first page has some chipping on the left margin but no text is lost. The following pages all seem to be fine. I guess if you volunteered for te Luftwaffe you might not get pressed into the army and sent to the Ukraine with a rifle. Interesting document.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207652
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Nice set of three Luftwaffe award documents. All are to Unteroffizier Walter Flanz of Flakregiment 24. The Eastern Front medal (AKA Frozen Flesh Medal) was awarded August 5, 1942. Iron Cross Second Class was awarded July 4, 1944. The Flak Badge was awarded July 10, 1942. All three documents were folded in half, otherwise they are very clean, crisp with reasonably sharp corners. Nice set.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207421
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Very cool stickpin from the group Antifaschistische Aktion. This group existed in a very small window from 1932 to 1933. They were created as an armed militant wing of the German Communist Party specifically to combat the SA and other Nazi paramilitary groups. Oh, the good old street fighting days. This stickpin is from that brief one year window. German Communist material was generally disposed of as it was almost a certain concentration camp visit if one was found with it. This piece would pro...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207417
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Super interesting and scarce Weimar era German Communist pin. Front shows a sailor on a red background waving a banner with longitude and latitude lines which seems to represent Communism spreading across the globe. The lettering reads "Sei bereit" or "Was ready". This pin seems to be a tribute to the German navy sailors who were the first to rebel and declare a Communist revolution. Pin assembly on reverse is marked Ges Gesch indicating this was made in Germany. As we may remember from our hist...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207406
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Rare German tinnie for the 1933 Weltspartakiade Moskau games which was a communist worker's version of the Olympics. The name itself was a reference to Spartacus who was considered to represent the proletariat influence in Rome.Really a bunch of hogwash but this pin is interesting because this was after the Nazi rise to power when such Communist activities were verboten. Even more interesting, the pin is GES GESCH marked so it was made in Germany. German Communist items from this time period are...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Wine and Spirits : Pre 1920 item #1207381
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This might be the greatest country on earth but that does not mean we don't periodically do stupid things. For example, Prohibition which made recreational alcohol consumption illegal thus opening the door for the antics of guys like Al Capone. It rarely works out when one tries to impose their morality on others. Prohibition began in 1920. This medal is for a delegate to the Atlantic City NJ Prohibition National Convention of 1912 when this movement was gathering steam. When seeking prohibition...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1207283
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Very nice P38 holster.Soft, pliant leather throughout with completely intact stitching. Some scuffing from gentle use but not bad at all. Mostly wear is on the magazine sleeve. Marked 603 under the lid near the strap. Waffenamt WaA920 with a nice, crisp eagle. cey 4 indicates 1944 manufacture. Good looking soft shell example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1207158
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Mirax Unistream chemical can. Neat piece is marked for US Army Air Corps which dates it to WWII. I have no idea what this product was but has the look of some sort of flight necessity. The amount of different "stuff" needed in some of those bombers was prodigious. Good piece to add to a flight related collection.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1205816
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Very cool set of German motorcycle goggles. I have seen loose goggles before but never with the original pouch. Marked BWZ 40 (1940), the pouch has a pocket on each side and a sewn on soft cloth for cleaning on each side. There is a set of darkened goggles and a set of clear goggles. This is from a veteran estate and the set comes with the label from when they were sent home from Lt. Hoose. It does say there are two pairs of each while I only received one pair of each but such is life. Probably ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1205004
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Gorgeous First Class war merit cross in box. Early quality tombac example with nice finish to front that really catches light and shows itself well. Maker marked 62 which matches the maker name on the case Kerbach & Oesterhelt Dresden A1. Box is generally in very good condition with no damage. The War Merit cross embossed relief on the top is a little smoothed off, otherwise a very nice box. This medal really gives a good idea of what they looked like at the time when glittery and shiny. It is h...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1203929
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This is just a great item. SS visor cap eagle. Properly maker marked for Deschler & Sohn with RZM on the left side (Reverse of the right wing) and M1/52 on the reverse of the left wing, with the M over the 1/52. The markings on this side are difficult to pick up with the camera but they are there and correct. There is a bit of wear on the back edge of the eagle's left wing but really not bad. Really a good example of a scarce and sought after bird.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1970 item #1203925
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Nice grouping of three Pakistan medals supposed to have been from one person. The 1947 Pakistan Independence Medal is marked 1222821 GNR MOHD GUL R.P.A. indicating this fellow was a gunner in the Royal Pakistan Artillery. The other two medals have the Kashmir 1948 bar and the Dir-Bajaur 1960-62 bar. Nice little set if you like odd foreign medals.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1203817
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Very nice veteran medal for the state of Hesse. Near perfect gold gilting and clean, undamaged ribbons. Well marked to reverse. As far as veteran association medals go this is a great example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1203645
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Very nice screw back Iron Cross 1st Class. L/52indicates manufacture by Carl Friedrich Zimmermann in Pforzheim. Condition is very nice throughout with pleasant, uncleaned patina. Spike on top arm of cross is meant to keep the medal from spinning on uniform. Good looking medal.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1203249
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Nice political collar tab for the rank of Kreis Hauptgemeinschaftsleiter. The tab looks great from the front showing gentle age wear. The lightly toned white piping and the gold striping are nicely applied. The brown velvet is is soft and smooth. The reverse shows a very well made collar tab with all proper material and construction. The only problem I find is that the posts for the eagle's left week and the swaz are broken off. This is only noticeable due to the hole in the buckram backing that...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1203248
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Superb single collar tab for the rank of Kreis Bereichsleiter. This is obviously a very high rank and a hard tab to find. Condition is perfect with no damage or excess wear. The white piping is clean and crisp, the brown velvet is soft and smooth and the buckram backing is undamaged except where the devices necessarily poke through. The posts for the eagle and the oak leaves are very nicely sunk in. Top notch example.
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Top notch signed photograph of Nicolae Ceaucescu from the collection of Hirsch Cohen. Hirsch Cohen is well known as having been a titan in the autograph collecting hobby. Ceausescu is a hard autograph to find as he was suddenly executed while in office after a military coup in 1989. Making this probably the best Ceausescu signature one could find is the fact that it includes the envelope from Romania and the letter addressed to Hirsch Cohen regarding the signature. All well framed in communist r...