Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304404
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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 : Cyberattic : Pre 1950 item #1304389
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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". The cover is dry and sho...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304283
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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. It details the joint British, Polish and Amer...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1304276
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1303801
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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 : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1303784
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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
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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
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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
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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.