Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1930 item #1171404
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Here is a real rare one. These felt helmets were modeled after the typical WWI steel helmet with the same shape and basic angles. I have seen these in photos in use in Stahlhelm / Freikorps settings. The difference between Freikorps and veterans groups was often (And intentionally) very hazy. I have seen similar helmets (Or hats as the case may be) twice before but, as they are made of felt, condition was very poor. This one is in shockingly good condition as per photos. The damage I find consis...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1171366
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Very nice bronze grade Mothers Cross. Ribbon is nice and clean and enamel is in great shape. Excellent example.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1170213
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Nice three piece medal bar. WWI Iron Cross second class. Bavarian Merit Cross second class with swords and Hindenburg cross for with swords. Iron cross has a tiny bent tip on the lower left corner. Fabric on the rear shows moth nips. Merit Cross has very nice enamel with no damage. Priced reasonably.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1170210
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This is a rather scarce pin. N.S.F. National Sozialistische Frauenschaft was the women's league and the Kinderschar was the kids (Girl's) portion of this organization. Basically they were taught how to be "good National Socialist wives". While there is some controversy on others, this version is the universally accepted RZM example with RZM at the top of the reverse, 63 at the bottom and GES GESCH on the back of the pin assembly plate. Great condition with almost perfect enamel. Rare pin.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1170199
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Wonderful German regimental stein by Mettlach. I find no damage. Nice example of paint under the glaze. Unit is given as INF. - REGT. VON COURBIERE (2.POSEN.) Nr.19. One interesting observation is that the infantrymen in the picture are carrying needle fire rifles. Pewter top shows no damage. As is often the case the inside is brighter then the patinated outside simply because it was not exposed to aging elements like the outside. Nicely marked on bottom Mettlach, 89. GESCHUTZ, 2140, 87, 95. A w...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1910 item #1169583
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Here is a unique offering. First there is a photo of a well fed Confederate veteran. While the grouping came out of Richmond, Virginia, I unfortunately do not know who this fellow is. Included are three Confederate veteran medals, all of which can be seen on our man's chest in the photograph. The first is the standard UCV Southern Cross of Honor. Looks great but is minus the pin on the reverse. Second is a 1907 U.C.V. medal from Richmond. The front has a dedication to Jefferson Davis. The revers...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1920 item #1168861
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Cap tally for the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse. Significant damage as per photos. Good as a display addition but, again, shows real damage. Priced right.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1168857
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The quality and condition of the fabric on this tunic is top notch. This must have been in a safe collection for quite a while as the fabric is soft with a full pile and minimal wear. I am sure it has been displayed in a flat case because when laid out for photos the arms just flop right down in the perfect display position with just the right bend on each side in the back. It is early quality throughout and as it was most certainly private purchase there are no inspector marks. One knowledgable...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1168230
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I could not find much information on this medal. It is a 20 year Honour Cross from the SMVB organization attributed to Anhalt-Wurttemberg. It is a lovely medal with a quality tomback base with beautiful green enamel on all four arms of the cross. There is one blemish in the lower corner of the right arm that actually disappears depending on the angle to which it is held. This has the correct thin pin assembly I found on the only other two examples I have ever been able to find. Maker marked Glas...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1168193
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No frills Japanese army overcoat. Definitely shows signs of having been there, with honest but not too excessive wear. Missing two buttons. Not a fancy piece but certainly priced right.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1168185
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These riding breeches are not minty by any means but they are extremely interesting and really tell a story if one takes the time to look at them. They are really well made with nice, baggy thighs that taper nicely to the calves to be tucked into boots. Each calf area has 4 buttons and a string tie. The waist has a built in fabric belt system. To add strength the front of the thighs are gently ribbed by added lines of stitching giving it an interesting ridged texture. Although well made, these b...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1167721
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Very nice single decal M40. There is always debate over whether a decal is naval gold or just an age toned infantry silver/white. In my opinion this one is certainly gold. The second image is taken outdoors with natural light. Inside shell is marked ET64, lot number is 1221 and liner size is 57. None of the liner tongues are torn or damaged. Chinstrap, marked RFNr 0/0494/0008, shows some cracking but still holding strong. Wear is nicely consistent throughout shell, liner and chinstrap with both ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1167663
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Respectable tropical frog for K98 bayonet. These are becoming rather difficult to find. This one is complete with strong stitching throughout. There are signs of usage wear. It could use a cleaning if next owner prefers it clean. Button for the strap is well oxidized.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1166294
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Very nice pipe with beautiful artwork. In the center is the black Imperial eagle under the crown. To the right and left are the various state flags. Below is a furled banner reading "WIR DEUTSCHE FURCHTE GOTT SONST NICHTS IN DER WELT". We German fear God and nothing else in the world. Wow. Light hairline crack on the right side. This is darkened with age and there is no looseness. The metal top is age tarnished but would likely clean up quite well if so desired. The pressure clip works great and...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1165865
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Very nice looking military altimeter. Marked US on the reverse. Taylor of Rochester has apparently been making altimeters since WWI. I searched hard and have not been able to find another example of this model for comparison so even though this sure looks old I can not accurately date it. The dial compensates up to 16000 feet. I would assume this is rather old as more modern aircraft would, I assume, have an altimeter mounted on the dashboard. Nice and clean and in great shape. F\Leather case is...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1164881
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Terrific Brunswick War Merit Cross, First Class. Gently convex with superb detail and no damage. Very desirable medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Toys : Pre 1940 item #1164585
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Very neat lot of toy soldiers made by Auburn Rubber of Indiana. Because rubber does dry with age these are basically always cracked and have some damage. That being said these are rather uncommon. This lot includes 5 soldiers. The prize of the bunch is the motorcycle soldier which shows the unavoidable age cracks but no broken pieces and the wheels spin properly. This piece is balanced so it does stand freely. Also included: One officer with detached head. One soldier advancing with rifle. One f...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1164133
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Very interesting Horster officer sword. Made for a Dutch officer as "Eisenhower" has become the Dutch form YZERHOUWER. In either language it is a reference to the highest quality of steel being used. The blade on this example has no negatives I can find. Mirror bright throughout with no greying or oxidation. The Horster logo is beneath the langet. The scabbard has no dents and only minimal pain loss and crazing (See photos). The unfixed ring dates this either Weimar or Third Reich period. The ea...