Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1910 item #1141975
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Very cool medal for the centennial anniversary of the 7th Regiment National Guard from the State of New York. Good looking medal with minor age wear to the gold finish. This is a big medal and looks to be about 5cm across and rather thick. Measurement is an estimate as it is cased in a shadow box. The shims in the back are numerous and jammed in there really tight so instead of making my fingers bleed I am going to skip on a photograph of the back...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1980 item #1141701
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Reproduction roundel from an SS officer's belt buckle. For what it's worth I do think this is an old repro. Correct aluminum material.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1140933
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Early German kids' sword, somewhere between a kindersabel anda toy. I\When I saw this shopping I just fell in love with the tag. It is just under 5x5 inches at its widest and has a surprising amount of paint left. The maker name Avant-garde is written across the top. Below that is a neat picture of a heavy cavalry soldier brandishing a sword (Just like the attached toy) and charging a firing infantryman in front of a cannon emplacement...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1140755
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Beautiful example of a classic badge. This example has a simply lovely chocolate patina throughout with original pin on the reverse. This badge was given to those who attended this famous rally in 1933. The importance of this rally was soon recognized and this badge became an officially recognized medal which could be worn on uniform. A must for any serious Third Reich collection.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1139783
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Well, here's a conversation starter. For whatever reason wealthier families used to be fixated on dressing their kids up in sailor suits. This three piece set came out of Lancaster Pa which has always had a sizable German community. Germans in the early 1930's saw a resurgent Germany and, without seeing the darker side, were proud of being German...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1139771
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Neat little patriotic flag or banner. About 18x27cm. Mounted on a crimped metal hanger. Great wall hanger as this is a portrait type showing lots of medals.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1139687
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Nice 2nd model lftwaffe dagger. No make mark but in solid condition and priced right. Blade is in terrific condition. Handle has nice deep orange color. One of the braided handle wires has a break in one thread. This can be seen in the photo closeup and even when one is looking for it this is not a big deal. Metal fittings are aged as shown in photos. Knot has significant age wear as shown in photo. The acorn and thread are in good shape but cord is well worn...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1139378
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Very nice enameled stickpin representing the famous Pour Le Merite medal. The Pour Le Merite was, despite its French name, Germany's highest award for military valor during WWI. Although replaced during WWII with the Knights Cross, many winners of the Blue Max from WWI were still authorized to wear this award during WWII. There are many photographs of Erwin Rommel showing him wearing his Knights Cross with his Blue Max clunking away behind it...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Organics : Ivory : Pre 1920 item #1138480
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Very interesting scrimshaw whale tooth. This example has a fascinating look to it. This must have been a very old whale as there are many, thick crystalline calcium deposits and even a gap between deposits. I have seen a lot of whale teeth but nothing quite like this. It measures a bit under 6 inches long but is a fat brute at over 3 inches wide, a circumference of over 8 inches and weighing over 20 ounces...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1138364
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Interesting SS propaganda leaflet or booklet. 14 pages in rather rough shape and mostly detached; Priced accordingly. Although undated it seems to be from that early to mid war period where the German hierarchy was hoping against hope that the British would just come to their senses and realize that Germany was fighting to save Europe and that the only hope the British had of maintaining their empire was to call a truce with Germany. Interestingly enough, this last bit had some truth behind it...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1138361
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Very interesting book. 1939 dated, 31 page book on the history and organization of the SS. This must have been for official purposes because the organization of the SS was intentionally vague and confusing. This was intentionally done so that no one felt responsible for their actions, nor did they even know who might be responsible. Clever in a sinister way. Rather in depth booklet has many subsections covering everything from Totenkampfverbade to Sichherheinstdienst to Verfugungstruppen. At thi...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1137637
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Interesting Bavarian shako with a very attractive horse hair plume. I am not sure of the exact use or designation of this piece but it is definitely an old example. Considering the age the plume is in great shape (See images). Nicely detailed brass Bavarian plate on the front. Officer's metal scale chin strap with Bavarian style lion rivets. There is one officer's type cockade on the wearer's left. There are a few modifications that have been made but this is nothing terribly alarming as this ty...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1136180
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Respectable SD heer helmet. Period overcoat of sand grit paint. One of those "been there" pieces with solid aging and a field look to it. Respectable decal with aging in line with the rest of the helmet. Also a couple of white flecks of paint from an uncareful previous owner; Could be nicked off easily but I don't touch anything. Chinstrap is a little stiff but could be conditioned. Liner is in good shape with a nice dark brown toning. I find no maker marks or lot number; Either it was unmarked ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1134725
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This is a very interesting item with a fair amunt of character. The book is titles "Die Wehrmacht Das Buch des Krieges 1940/41". It is a typical German propaganda book with lots of good photos and text and goes into fairly good depth on the war in France, air war against the British, the Balkan campaigns and the invasion of Russia. The book becomes interesting when the cover is opened and we find the book was presented to SS Funker (Radioman) Dietrich Eckern. Basically reading "Dedicated on the ...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1134319
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Nice luftwaffe flight suit. Leather is in overall very good condition. There is one gash on the leg (See last photo). Also, on the rear of the neck, under the collar the stitching is out and there looks to be a tiny additional tear (See photo) but this is small and behind the collar so basically unnoticeable. Besides that, minimal age wear only. The best part of this suit is that all of the zippers are in good working order. I don't remember the last suit I saw without one missing tooth; And the...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1134301
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Extremely interesting WWI German steel helmet. Looks to have an Italian liner and chinstrap. Very consistent patina on throughout. Could be visually improved by simply letting some oil soak in but I am a purist and don't even clean my finds. It is impossible to see how the liner and strap system are fixed as it is underneath the metal band and I can't pull on the liner too much; It is simply out of site. The chinstrap is not using the original German chinstrap bolts. The liner is in very solid s...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1133554
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A very impressive piece. Eagle trophy presentation reads: "Our esteemed company commander SS Haupsturmfuhrer Zahn in memory of the 4th (MG) Company of the 8th SS TK Regiment, Lublin on January 30, 1941". This rank is basically equivalent to a captain which is right in line with being a company commander. Apparantly this fellow was the commander of a machine gun of the 8 SS Totenkopf regiment. While Lublin has terrible memories associated with the war, I would assume that this unit, being a machi...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1133146
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Nice aromored assault badge. Hollow back version looks to be an Assman. Solid example.