All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1248438
Nice brass Prussian belt buckle with leather tab. Tab is well worn but still strong. Buckle shows good detail and excellent condition. Polished somewhere along the way but still very nice.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1800 item #1247524
Ceithern
$550.00
British ormolu bi-lobed hilt (extraordinarily well-preserved gilding on brass) with finely-chased foliage enhancements on ricasso side, Turk’s-head quillon, grip guard near pommel, and faceted vase-shaped pommel itself. Original woven steel wire-bound wood grip. Blade—probably German, as was standard for this period-- is straight and single edged with etched and gilded motifs (can make out British crown, some stands of arms, and scrolling)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1900 item #1247346
Very nice silver medal; The 1870 Medal of Merit for the City of Rome. The only negative is the blob of wax on the ribbon which could certainly be removed by someone properly motivated. The important point is that the original ribbon is present. ROMA is found on the ring attaching the medal to the suspension ring. Very nice medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1970 item #1247282
Very interesting dagger for East German Air Force general. Unissued and in original case. Comes with appropriate hangers and belt loop. East and West Germany were the respective countries used as front line proxy forces between the United States and Soviet Union during the Cold War. Really a neat piece from an important time in history.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1950 item #1246493 (stock #Mi-54-GW)
A very Rare, Mauser Banner marked M98 Sight Guard/ Muzzle Cover accompanied by a complete Waffen Amt marked M98 cleaning kit and 1951 reprint of Der Karbiner 98k German Border Guard Police manual for the use and maintenance of the 98k Mauser Rifle. The muzzle cover has an original, commercial quality blue, with a crisp Mauser Banner on the cover and bears the last three digits of a serial number...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1245827
Nice set of WWI tent stakes and pegs. Excellent condition for their age as per photos. The only real damage I find is a small hole in the bag at the side of one of the buckles (Image 7). The bag has some marking on the inside of the flap but very faded (Image 2). Looks like the original rope. I haven't pitched a tent since Boy Scouts so I have no idea what the difference between a peg and a stake is but there are three of one and two of the other. Nice original set of equipment.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1245724
Very attractive 1st Class Iron Cross. Excellent condition as per attached images. The catch is bent down a little bit and I don't really see a reason to bend it back up (If it isn't broke don't fix it). Very pleasant convex shape can be seen in images 5 and 6. Images 2 and 3 are with and without flash respectively. The box is also a wonderful example with an embossed (Not just painted) iron cross on the top center. The push button catch works well and the leatherette covering shows minimal wear...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1245568
Two place 1914 Iron Cross medal bar with matching ribbon bar. The second medal is Hindenburg Cross. The Iron Cross is a real nice example with very pleasant toning and an overall look just the way we like them. The red stripe on the Hindenburg is a bit faded and there is also a bit of red staining. Perhaps the poor guy got shot in his dress uniform? Otherwise the ribbons are structurally in good shape with no fraying and a very nicely done wrap job...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1920 item #1245468
Small plaque with profile bust of Helmuth James Graf von Moltke. Moltke was a very forward thinking Field Marshall. At the top of this piece is a famous quote of his "Erst Wagen Dann Wagen" the meaning of which translates to "First you leap". His main theory being that one should attack strongly but never to plan to deeply past the point where contact is made. Since there are simply too many possibilities and varying factors it does no good to over plan to far into the future of a conflict...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1930 item #1245459
Wonderfully made naval cannon made from wood from the U.S Frigate Constitution. This frigate, of course, was famous for some very famous successes against highly skilled British ships in the war of 1812. When the ship was overhauled in 1927 the old wood was made into souvenirs and sold to the public (Imagine that happening today?)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Pre 1920 item #1245396
Very nice 1914 Iron Sross 2nd class. Ring is hallmarked M . Condition of the medal is top notch and just where collectors like to see it; Very clean, undamaged and smooth but just enough very gentle aging where it is obviously real and with some personality. Nice, crisp black core and nicely toned silver frame. Original ribbon nicely folded. These have long been undervalued and are becoming a hot item with the hundredth anniversary of WWI. Top notch example of a classic medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1245320
Nice SA belt buckle. Good condition as per photos with no damage.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1837 VR item #1245093
Oceanica
$980.00
These officer's bladed sword sticks were used from pre-revolutionary war through the war of 1812 as a means of back up defense when one ought to have been unarmed. This blade type was introduced in 1796 replacing the earlier 1786 pattern. It was similar to its predecessor in having a spadroon style form ( three hollow surfaces coming to a slender point ). Excellent antique condition with some black rust and a fine patina overall. 35 1/2" long overall, blade is 27" long...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1244936
Very scarce Group Six Assaulting Battalions Medal. This was some campaign in East Africa and the same instance from which the more famous Montagna Cross arose. Fascist medal made in 1935 and designed by Costantino Affer. Obverse is Mussolini giving his Roman salute. Around him are the battalion names. The reverse shows two gladii over a fasces. In the center is the place names where these battalions particularly distinguished themselves in battle. Unfortunately this is the incorrect ribbon...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1244673
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All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1244579 (stock #E650)
Antique 19th century Chilean infantry officer sword with hollow - triangular blade etched with scrolls of foliage, gold gild brass hilt, cast and chased in low relief comprising, elaborate knuckle guard with downcurving quillon grip fitted with bulbous bone scales enclosed by gild bras straps decorated with empire ornament with large ovoid pommel, down –turned shell guard, decorated with a pierced arrangement of scrolling tendrils bearing the coat of arms of Chile.
CONDITION: the ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1244578 (stock #E649)
Authentic antique over 100 years old European sword Rapier most likely of the French origin with tapering two –stage steel blade ,the upper portion of flattened – hexagonal section engraved illegibly on the edge of ricasso with brief inscription ,with a short fuller on the respective sides flanked by two full length slender fullers.
Steel hilt comprising cup – guard pierced with a series of slots a pair of straight long quillons swelling towards the notched terminals matching ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1244562 (stock #E648)
Antique 19th century German sword in neoclassic manner with cast brass single – bar hilt with downcurving quillon terminating in a bud, the knuckle –guard and pair of langets cast with classical masks...