Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1162898
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Excellent, gently worn tricolor shield plate for German pith helmet. All prongs intact and nothing beyond normal age wear. Nice example if you need one.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1162889
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Decent example. Shoulder board for WWII German artillery.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1162886
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Nice flag pole top for the DRL or NSRL sports association of WWII Germany. Original, untouched condition. No damage past normal age wear. Very cool item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1970 item #1160638
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Very cool grouping including a USMC Mameluke engraved to Charles Lee Morrow and three wall plaques for excellent service in Vietnam. Interestingly, although the plaques show some wear (See photos) they are each from a different Marine Corps division, the 1st, 3rd and 7th. The rank given on two of the plaques is Captain and each is engraved again with his name. The 1st Division plaque specifies service in Vietnam 1968-1969. The plaque from the 7th Division is the most interesting and reads "PRESE...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1160304
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Very interesting WWII era German enamel pin. Motto translates to something like "The power is with the people". I haven't been able to find a similar pin anywhere but this sounds like a workers' slogan so maybe something from DAF? It is interesting that it is numbered on the enamel section. Possibly a pin commissioned by a Factory #48 for their emplyees which would explain scarcity. The pin is attached at an angle and covers the first part of "GES GESCH" and the latter part of the maker name (Se...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1160261
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Very nice Italian Order of the Crown. This is the neck order in gold and is a very attractive medal overall. There is one spot of very minor chipping to the enamel on the front right arm. This is not very noticeable and detracts very little. Terrific overall enamel work with inset stones. This order was instituted at the end of the 19th century. This example is consistent with WWII era. Lovely medal.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1159394
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This is a plaque I have not seen before so I imagine it is relatively scarce. Central is the DAF cogwheel emblem above which are workers; Industriasl worker, doctor and delivery man maybe. Below is the slogan "Ehret die Arbeit und achtet den Arbeiter ADOLF HITLER" which basically translates to "Adolf Hitler honors the work and respects the employees". How nice. The actual plate measures 15cmx10cm. Marked on lower left FERD (?) WAGNER PFURZHEIM and again below the figures MULLER-ERFURT. I imagine...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1159108
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Perfect example. One integrated unit back marked 2 GES GESCH. Posts are complete and unbroken and there is virtually no wear whatsoever to the silver wash. Top notch example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1158969
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Cool cut glass ashtray with anti-fascist message. "JAM YOUR CIGARETTE BUTTS ON THIS VULTURE". Of course the vulture is Mussolini with a swaz beside his head. Cute item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1940 item #1158558
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Here is a great item for the guy who understands the importance of this unit. We recently bought a collection and this belonged to the owner. He was sent to Europe right after the war and the unit was interrogating Nazis and gauging political climate and ramifications in post war Europe. This collection was really full of unique and interesting items rarely encountered, but this plaque was actually from his unit in the 1107th ARASU. I know two things about this unit. First, the 150 attachment wa...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Middle Eastern : Metalwork : Pre 1837 VR item #1158117
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Exceptional quality Indo Persian shield dating to late 18th or early 19th century. Gold and silver floral design throughout obverse. At one point gold and silver relief was entirely offset by fine black enamel work. Over the centuries the black enamel has largely worn from the center, raised section but remains thick on the lower, outer portions. This does afford the piece an honest and tasteful aged appearance. The center shows four raised bosses backed on the reverse solid hexagonal bolts pier...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1156433
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Interesting hat cockade for Ukranian volunteers serving with German forces during WWII. Due to Soviet treatment of Ukrainian populace (As well as other locals) many Ukraninians first considered the Germans to be liberators and quickly volunteered. To give them a sense of identity this badge was authorized for wear by those volunteers. A couple of light dings to the blue paint on front, otherwise in perfect condition. Both prongs are there on the back; They are just folded together. A nice item a...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1156104
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Very interesting set of 24 Vichy French press photos. Most have captions but a couple have explanation written on back. Vichy material is not very easy to find because after the war the Frech were obviously not happy about the whole thing and survival rate of such items were low.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1155986
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Here's an over the top item. Fastening clasp for Luftwaffe officer cape or cloak. The cape was an optional private purchase item that was no longer available after the war began. This clasp is a textbook example. Each boss has an eagle head with a short chain connecting, one side of which can hook and unhook. Correct silver light weight metal with aluminum back discs. The clasp is sometimes called a "Spanierschlosse" (Spanish castle). One wonders what hard bitten front line Wehrmacht soldiers th...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1155246
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Very interesting BDM memorabilia, BDM of course being the grirls' version of the Hitler Youth. This is an inviation to a social event at Schonbrunn Castle in Vienna. This is a famous historic castle long. The invitation is printed on high quality parchment with a very nicely embossed BDM eagle. Dated May 1939 (When things were still "fun"). Attached is an HJ/BDM membership pin. It is nice quality with just a tiny tick to the enamel in the lower point. I leave things how I found them and I think ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1155077
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Very interesting helmet. Many Dutch helmets were used by foreighn volunteers fighting with the Germans. When not in use by Dutch soldiers the lion crest was generally removed. The fact that it remains here indicates this was possibly used by Dutch SS voluntees. The camouflage paint job is certainly old and period and the name label being German corroborates. Whatever its story may be this is a fascinating helmet. Liner is fine but metal buckles are well rusted.
All Items : Cyberattic : Contemporary item #1154364
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Nicely rendered reproduction Afrika Korps field cap. High quality example.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1154161
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Interesting doeskin jacket. Definitely old and definitely real but has a Hitler Youth diamond pin and gold lettered Hitler Youth district triangle. All buttons are HJ DJ buttons. I can't think of anybody spuriously putting the boys' triangle on when the girls' is cheaper. I am leaning toward this being worn by a woman who was involved with the Hitler Youth and don't see any reason why this is not possible. A couple of spots on the back look like something that could be scraped off (I touch nothi...