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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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 1700 item #1259578
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A striking and uncommonly fine example of a double-edged cut and thrust blade (probably Toledo). The upper third of the blade has a single deep fuller on both sides and is engraved with “ * 15 * SANCTA MARIA * 90 *" on the recto side, and “* 15 * ORA PRO NOBIS * 90 *” ON THE VERSO SIDE (i.e, “Holy Mary pray for us”). Iron knucklebow hilt with curved, S-shaped quillons and mushroom-shaped pommel carved with acanthus leaf decoration, with a knucklebow pierced plate...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1700 item #1259577
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Broad tapering blade cut with three fullers over the forte and struck three times with the letter 'x' on the center of each face, border-engraved fullered ricasso struck en suite, iron hilt comprising a pair of straight quillons with minute bud-shaped terminals, outer ring-guard, faceted spherical pommel, and two-stage leather-covered grip. 100.5 cm; 39 1/2in blade Provenance: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, sold Parke-Bernet Galleries Inc...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1259485
Lovely engraved Hirschfanger dagger or hunting sword. Ricasso reverse shows the early Clemen and Jung maker logo. The work throughout the piece shows early quality and patterns. The engraved blade shows tasteful hunting scenes including jaeger, hounds and foxes doing their eternal chasing, forest scenes and bucks with great racks, as well as the hunting association coat of arms. The spine is engraved with a vine pattern most of the way...
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...
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...
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1257629
WWI USN dog tag. It is on what appears to be the original chain which is, unfortunately broken. Obverse includes name, Frank Brody as well as what I assume are his birthdate and maybe date of entry to the Navy: 9-1-97 and 6-18-18. USNRF was the US Naval Reserve Force. The reverse shows Frank's thumbprint. Nice piece of WWI history.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1257621
Very nice Prussian NCO pickelhaube with brass fittings. Very nice matching patina to plate, spike and rear spine. Interior is all original with no signs of tampering. There is a stamp in the leather of the rear visor. It is light and the first letter is unrecognizable, after the first letter it looks like K.75 . The negatives are that the cockade is missing on both sides and the stitching of both visors is gone. Even without the stitching the helmet is nice and tight and holds its shape very wel...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1257609
Lovely Imperial German four place stickpin. The first medal is a nice enamel 1914 iron cross but the prize in the row is the second medal which is a lovely Bavarian merit cross with very fine detail and nice blue enamel arms. The row is finished by a Hindenburg Cross and a black wound badge. Very nice lapel pin intended for wear by the recipient of these medals while in civilian clothes.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1257429
Very nice all original M16 German Helmet. Great example in untouched example. Strong finish on the outside. Rivets are nice and tight and never tampered with. Soldier's name on the rear looks like Blankenberg. Maker and size marked TJ66 for C. Thiel & Soehne, Luebeck. There is damage to the front two liner tongues. The chinstrap is included but I took it off for preservation; See last photo. Very nice helmet.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1257202
Very nice WWI camouflage M16 helmet. Gentler camo pattern then found on most German helmets but a very nice and very undoubtable overall package. Some paint loss due to age and wear and a rub here and there but a great overall look. The liner is complete with pads except for damage to one of the six tongues tongues (Image 5) and small chips to two others. The manufacturer mark looks like TJ 66 for C. Thiel & Soehne, Luebeck. The last number is hard to make out because of the finish wear at that ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1256868
I believe this to be a horseshoe cleaner. During WWI armies were extremely reliant on horsepower for mobility. This was a fact even in WWII far more then most realize. This is a simple blunt iron blade on a wood hilt. The "blade" is slightly curved but with an exaggerated hook on the end. The blade is dated 1916. There is also a maker logo on the ricasso. It is very light only only a few letters are visible on the right side around the image of a horse. Interesting item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1256859
Terrific quality GIL leader dagger. GIL was the Fascist youth movement and basically equivalent to the Hitler Youth. This dagger also includes the extremely hard to find leather hanger. These hangers were not particularly well made and the leather used is a bit flimsy so few have survived the decades. This set looks to have been together for the duration. All of the brass fittings on dagger, scabbard and hangers have the same pleasant patina indicating that if this was ever cleaned it was a long...