Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
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 : 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...
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...
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.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1132603
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Armored recon collar tab. Good looking piece with the brownish recon color. Nicely sunk in details. Snag to piping on upper right.
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1132116
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Very nice officer's visor cap. Sometimes the piping colors drive me a bit nuts but I think this is Transport but possibly Sonderfuhrer. It is a soft, pale blue. At any rate it is an interesting variation. Condition is really top notch. I find one nip just over the eagle and one nip in the velvet band just over the right side slide knot. Then there is a stain on the inside liner. All three of these condition issues are visible in the photos. The negatives being said, this hat is in super shape. V...
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1130865
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These Kreissieger badges are well made and attractive with their highly detailed eagles. Nice, solid construction. This one has some enamel damage to the lower quadrant of the diamond (Priced in). FERD WAGNER PFORZHEIM
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1940 item #1130145
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Very nice Eickhorn officer sword. Scharnhorst pattern from the Eickhorn Field Marshall series. Good looking handle shows most gold finish in place. Under handle is marked GES GESCH. Leopard head has nice red eyes. Grip and wire wrap are in great shape. Blade is a real screamer; Mirror bright with not a negative that I can find to mention. Scabbard is excellent with 98%+ paint in place and minimal wear. Really a very nice sword and as always a good bit cheaper then the "other guys".
All Items : Cyberattic : Pre 1930 item #1126137
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Lovely bracelet style watch band just smells like the Southwest. Very tasteful example of Native American sterling and turquoise workmanship. The watch slot is 1.5 inches wide at the base tapering to 1 inch at the top so presumably a watch face between those measurements should fit fine. The slot wings are also slightly rounded so it looks like the shape of the watch face shouldn't matter. The design also appears to be unisex. The inside width is 2.5 inches and could be flexed outward a bit more...