All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1344447 (stock #9439)
A Canadian World War I folk art wood carving of a dove of peace. This exceptional and original folk art item depicts a hand and a dove and it came from a Zurich, Ontario folk art carver. It stands 7" tall and is has varying inscriptions including: OCT 1916 (sleeve), ARMISTIC. NOV. 11TH 1918 (sic, base, bird side), PEACE and WAR DECLARED AUG 4TH 1914 (on planchet in bird's mouth) and OCT 1916 (base, hand side)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1323268
Very nice pair of 18 pounder shell casings showing very nicely done portraits of a French officer and wife (?). The piece with the officer has a banner at the bottom reading SOUVENIR DELA GUERRE 1914. The bottom has many different markings but probably most significantly is dated 1917, marked as an 18 pounder and marked by the firm P.B&Co. The casing with the young lady reads SOUVINIR DELA GUERRE 1918, is also marked as an 18 pounder but dated 1916 and made by ALCO...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1960 item #1322067
Historically significant mug from the 1953 Korean Armistice Agreement talks held in the abandoned Korean village of Panmunjom. United Nations met with North Korean and Chinese officials here to iron out a cease fire agreement. The cup has the seal of the United Nations Command Armistice Commission below which is impressed JSA PAN MUN JOM KOREA...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1321611
Nice German trench art type sweetheart bracelet featuring 1914 Iron Cross. Bracelet is made out of a piece of a shell casing but well made with a hinge crisply working catch. Perhaps best of all is the catch plate which bears the engraving: S/L. SCHWESTER ZUR ERINNERUNG AN DEN FELDZUG 1914/15 HERBERT HEINMUTH which basically says this is a present for his sister commemorating the campaign of 1914 to 1915. Early on when war still seemed glorious and the young men were still innocent...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1308050
Super cool Sanke WWI postcard features 12 different Blue Max award winners. These Sanke postcards are very sought after which makes sense because they all look great. The bottom left corner does have a small crease but this becomes understandable when we flip it over and see that is was mailed to a feldpost in July 1917 and was fully used. Earlier postcard includes Boelcke and Immelmann but does not yet show Richthofen in the top group. Postcard is really beyond cool.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1305424
This is a really nice WWI postcard. It is a sepia image with a light exposure but very interesting when one gives it a moment. Nine fellows in field uniforms with a belt fed machine gun. One is wearing a holster and one holding a grenade but the trench setting is interesting. They look to be congregating in front of an entrance to the trench which is heavily sandbagged on top...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1940 item #1291257
Very interesting Japanese military sake bottle. The front shows a sword, helmet and flag resting on cherry blossoms in an oval depressed into the porcelain. Above this is a star...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1950 item #1286498
Absolutely awesome swagger stick belonging to Alfred G Hill Colonel of Armor United States Army. Places and dates engraved on the top are N AFRICA 1943-1943, SICILY 1943, EUROPE 1944-45, KOREA 1950-1952. The two DI insignia attached are from the 70th Armor Regiment and the 1st Cavalry Division. As advertised, the 70th was originally formed as the 70th Armored Battalion and fought in Africa in 1942 and 1943...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1950 item #1262604
This is a lovely little set. A pitcher for iced tea, lemonade or whatever and two matching cups with 5th army crests on each piece. The pitcher is about 9.5 inches tall and the cups are about 4.5 inches tall. A local fellow had enlisted and ended up fighting in Italy. The souvenirs he brought home were this pitcher set and his lovely Italian wife. He passed away a year or so ago and she decided she was also getting old and it was time to part with old memories after many decades of happiness...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1243137
Very nice little Imperial album sized for postcards. The cover is nice and clean but is made of a sort of corrugated craft paper so there is some edge wear. Really in great condition for not being real solidly built. There are 25 pages which can hold one card front and back. The last two attached images show the damaged pages that I was able to find. A nice little album.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1950 item #1242963
Unique, hand made CBI - China Burma India - pillow case. Brown silk base embroidered "TO MOTHER" and 1945. The bullion stitching is very nice on this but as it is hand made there are some loose threads along the edges. Nothing is coming undone; It just looks like this was made not so tightly...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1242797
This is a very interesting set of six cigarette holders. They are in the original sealed wax paper envelope but seem to be thick paper or cardboard. Each has patriotic motifs including a battleships, flag stand, airplane, portraits etc. Packaging has a good looking iron cross in a laurel wreath and the humble price of 10 pfennig. I have never seen this before nor could I find any other examples online so figure this was a cheap type of item that nobody bothered to save. Great piece.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1970 item #1221243 (stock #6972)
A vintage hand painted wartime (disarmed) 17-1/2" mortar bomb with the stamped identification SSE 42 1-1/2 LBT. It has caged fins for stability and it has a an eyehook from which it was suspended from wire for display. It is painted in white, black, red and white and it has the legend "The Brig" in script. We're not sure of the country or age other than it appears vintage. It is in very good condition with no major corrosion, losses, damage or repairs other than the expected minor scuffs and ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1940 item #1146652
Very cool trench art ashtray. The match holder at the top is engraved on both sides. One side shows a crown and reads "NEDERLAND HERRUST". The other side reads "BEVRUDING SPEKH-HEIDE 17 SPETEMBER 1944". I belive "Bevruding" should be "Bevrijding" which means "Liberation". The date of Sept 17, 1945 coincides with the begginning of Operation Market Garden. The interesting point here is that Market Garden was not much of a success and the failure to finish this battle as planned was immortalized in...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1900 item #1144268
"Remember the Maine" became the battle cry for the United States during the Spanish American war in 1898. Hostilities broke out after the explosion of the Maine in Havana harbor. Apparently the old slogan "Remember the Alamo was deemed to have been successful enough for a retread. This change purse was a product of that time "fad". The buff leather is worn (As buff leather well over 100 years old tends to do) but there are no tears and the leather remains quite soft and pliant despite age. Ther...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1950 item #1122456 (stock #E516)
Porcelain figure of Napoleon Bonaparte with sword, wearing his famous hat and favorite uniform of Colonel of Chasseurs Cheval de la Garde Imperial, and the Legion of Honour Order with a large imperial eagle flanking his left side. A plinth decorated with the Gold letter ā€œNā€ initial monogram, with laurels and martial trophies on the sides.
CONDITION: In excellent condition, no chips, cracks, or repairs.
MEASUREMENTS: 31.8 cm (12 1/2 in) Tall inclusive.

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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1910 item #1315199
A German porcelain regimental stein commemorating the service of reservist Kupperling in the 11th Train Battalion at Cassel Germany from 1904 to 1906. Other surnames on the unit roster are painted on the sides. A lithopane bottom shows, against light, a reservist and fraulein against a village landscape. The pewter top is a bit loose at the joint and in its grip on the handle, has a slight warp along the rim and the stein was acquired with the horse flattened a bit but easily pulled back up (pro...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1940 item #1286924
Very nice Gau level political collar tab for the rank Haupt-Eisatzleiter. Nicely sunk in insignia and god look throughout with typical signs of gentle age wear. One rub on the red trim to the bottom right. Good looking tab for a relatively high rank.