All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1970 item #1266451 (stock #2846)
Very fine niello inlay silver box Buddhist themed depiction of the Royal Barge on the Chao Phraya River floating past Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn) flanked by apsaras on the lid and burlwood interior. The front reads “To Admiral Sir David Luce with best wishes from Admiral (signed) Chammarnand Layndvla, Bangkok, 5, January 1962”...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1910 item #1265776 (stock #M-051-gb)
A good, pre war example of the M 1889 Prussian Infantry Officers sword, with gilt wire wrap on a ray skin grip and bearing the royal cypher of Wilhelm II. The brass basket guard also bears the Prussian Eagle with the cypher on its breast. The metal scabbard has a single ring suspension and was painted black indicating use in WWi when in 1916 it was ordered that all scabbards be painted black. The well made blade has the traditional double fullers and is plated...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1265772 (stock #MI-57-gb)
A hard to find, unaltered M1916 Ersatz bayonet with a pressed metal hilt and rear swept quard. The Ersatz scabbard appears to be original to the bayonet, looking very much like the illustrations in Kiesling vol. 1, #192 and Jantzen pg. 94, #1. The scabbard is rough with dents and no ball finial. This is original German issue not a Turkish r work.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1940 item #1265420
Excellent WWII German army sword knot. The leather strap is strong but soft and supple. The acorn ball has the correct green and silver top, Twisted aluminum wire on the bottom and the correct tip with green fabric interwoven by six rows of aluminum wire. All topped off with a very pleasant red-brown leather slide. Really nice knot and the cheap way to make that great sword in your closet looked twice as nice.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1265356
The GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) was the Civil War Union veteran organization. A sword like this could be purchased by a member vet who was very proud of his service or had extra money (Or both). The blade engraving is very elaborate. On one side is a portrait engraving of Abraham Lincoln. Below that is the obligatory stand of arms which is well executed with cannon, drums, sabers, flags, bugle, many pole arms and even a liberty cap atop the highest pole-arm...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1263365
Nice cockade for Luftschutz visor cap. Nice, even silver wash to the wreath with very gentle rub wear to the high relief of the oak leaves. Red felt center is complete. Multiple piece construction with pleasant, even patina on reverse indicating all pieces have been together as a unit for the duration. Nice example of a difficult piece of insignia to find.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1900 item #1262705
Very interesting Imperial German regimental stein. This is an early one as the engraved inscription inside the lid is dated 1891. The engraving has the initials A.F. R.B. and is in memory of the fellow's service (I can't quite make out the exact words) and the date M. 21.6.91 (June 26, 1891. The ceramic bottom of the shell is made in the shape of an actual artillery shell and the top finial is in the shape of the fuse...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1910 item #1262666
Lovely Bavarian cavalry stein for one of the royal regiments. 5 Chev Rgt (Chevaulegers-Regiment) "Erzherzog Albrecht von Ostereich 3 Esk (Squadron) 1901-1903. No chips or damage that I can find. Correct lithophane on the bottom. Very nice piece.
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 : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1261463
Very attractive badge for 40 year faithful service in the Prusiian Railway. The badge is a perfectly toned silver body with similarly toned gold plating to the Prussian crown and the 40 plate. The reverse has the imperial German maker mark on reverse of the 40 plate reads JOH WAGNER & SOHN BERLIN. To the left of Berlin is the associated half moon and crown logo...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1261390
Shockingly perfect WWI German boot knife. Blade does have a few stray scratches from in-out action over the decades but is certainly the mintiest example I have seen. As per photos metal is as healthy as if it were made yesterday. Every angle is crisp and sharp. Ricasso is marked RASIERMESSER FABRIK ERN WALD RHEINL. This company made razors but clearly put their know how to good use after 1914. Blade also sports a nice crisp arsenal stamp. Much of the paint is worn from the crossguard...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1492 item #1260151 (stock #2906)
Good bronze spear head collar with beautiful green patina typical of Khmer bronze. The iron point is very much degraded (as to be expected) and one spot of “crust” noted in last enlargement. L 17cm/6.7in.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1700 item #1259581
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$1,850.00
Rare Swedish estoc (although first acquired in Switzerland;for an almost identical piece, see DK Publishing, "Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor, 2006, p. 105), a great example of an uncommon style of pure military sword equally suitable for both slashing and thrusting. The blade has a long ricasso that is forged into a diamond shape that tapers uniformly through its length...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1259485
Lovely engraved Hirschfanger dagger or hunting sword...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1258971
Lovely blue and red enamel medal for Honorable Member of the 13 Husaren (Hussars) Regiment. Very well made badge measuring 4.5cm high. I find no damage to the enamel or the rest of the piece. Backmarked A. SCHWERDT STUTTGART. Very cool badge would look great in just about any display.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1900 item #1258853 (stock #MI-5901-KB)
A good quality M1874 set of French Cavalry, enlisted man's armor. The helmet is completely original only missing the liner . The accompanying cuirass and back plate are an original set. The brass chain shoulder straps original with the leather replaced. The front inside rim of the cuirass is marked Klingenthal, Coulaux Freres. Klingenthal was the site of the Royal Armory under the reign of King Louis and was subsequently operated by citizen Coulaux with the formation of the Republic. The helmet ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1492 item #1258546 (stock #2795)
Mysterious bronze handled knife with iron blade from Cambodia. Very quirky “dragon” handled knife with original bronze sheath bindings, this could possibly be a type of early “meed mor” (Thai magic knife), but to be honest I cannot find any references to this design and style although the pommel has an uncanny resemblance to “Knife with Dragon-Headed Handle, Ordos Type, 14th cent” in the Harvard Art Museum- just google this. A Khmer dating seems logical as this came out ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1257993
Nice wound badge and matching document. Document is in decent shape with the usual crease down the middle. For its age the corners are reasonably sharp and there are no tears or missing material. The last name looks like Kargelain. I can't make out the unit but it looks like it starts with "mg" so possibly a machine gunner? Dated October 5, 1918. The wound badge is very attractive example with nice raised details. original paint is very strong with just very minimal wear to the raised details of...