Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1323748
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$50
Interesting dog tag with what looks like some sort of battle damage. Must have been unpleasant for the fellow wearing it at the time. Probably 8th battery 161 Artillery regiment with 178 being the soldiers number. Interesting piece.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1323268
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$246
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
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$275
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
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$82
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 : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1321609
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$77
Very interesting paperweight that a lieutenant or one of his family members had made to celebrate his winning of the Iron Cross First Class. The EK1 was, of course, a prestigious valor award and earning this medal would likely be a highlight in a soldier's life. The bulk of this paperweight is the clear plastic composite in which we often see old coins or similar mementos suspended. On the bottom is what appears to be the newspaper announcement of the award given to Leutnant d...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1312252
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$139
Attractive American M1912 officer's cap. Nice clean cap with with good shape and a nice, period used look. Beside the wearer's left ear is a stretch of about 3 inches where the stitching is missing along the sweatband. This is not noticeable unless pulled at because the cap keeps its shape very crisply (Image 7). The maker logo in the silk lining is blurred and not readable (Image 4). Also, from left to right along the lining and just under the logo is some separation from solid use (Image 5)...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1950 item #1311784
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First Class Eastern People award in silver with original hinged award box. Both the medal and the impressed likeness on the top of the box are the variant without swords which are a good bit scarcer then the combatant version with swords. Condition is solid throughout as per images and the silver wash on the obverse of the medal remains solid. The back of the hinged pin is hallmarked 100 for the firm Rudolf Wachtler, Mittweida. Nice, hard to find cased medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1308050
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$125
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 : Uniforms : Pre 1960 item #1306414
Brandywine Militaria
$400
Really a very, very cool Egyptian general's visor cap. There are one or two other examples online that are far fancier but without doubt far later. I have handled many WWII visor caps from various nations and this is very close in both materials used and method of construction. In my best educated opinion I would put this in the 1950's if not to the 1948 war with Israel...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1305424
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$29
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 : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1303867
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$76
French RÉQUISITIONS MILITAIRE armband with a great look to it. Plate with this wording being sewn onto khaki armband along with two strips of tress indicating rank. The reverse shows a three prong metal buckle. Gentle age wear and some staining that is minor and does little to detract from the overall look. I believe this would be worn by Quartermaster department personnel or other uniformed personnel as a badge to indicate the appropriate clearance and authority to requisition goods or service...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1940 item #1303801
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$1,835
Rare and difficult to find 1st class Navy First Class Correspondence badge. Perfect condition with pristine enamel. Awarded on completion of testing on wireless communications in addition to code writing and code breaking skills. Top notch example of a very hard to find badge.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1303784
Brandywine Militaria
$125
Pre WWI Prussian belt and buckle. High quality brass buckle with nickel silver center disk is in excellent condition but with a small impression on the right side of the crown. The leather belt has been clipped on the buckle end and measures 79cm. The keeper is in place and also brass construction. Some condition issues but priced right.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Historical : Pre 1920 item #1293310
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$125
This is a great looking WWI German patriotic pin or brooch. The center is a transparent dome with an Imperial navy flag. Around that is a laurel wreath with bow. Around that layer is an attractive blue enamel field with gold colored border. Very nice piece; One would think maybe for the wife of a sailor. A little over 4cm wide.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1837 VR item #1293052
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$300
This is a rare medal with great history behind it. This commemorative war medal was instituted by Elector (KurfĂĽrst) Wilhelm II on 14 March 1821 to recognize Hessian soldiers who took part in the second and final round of the Napoleonic Wars 1814-1815. Inscribed on the edge is "AUS EROBERTEM GESCHĂśTZ" which translates to "From captured cannon", indicating that the metal used for this decoration was from a cannon captured at Waterloo...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Decorations : Pre 1920 item #1292417
Brandywine Militaria
$88
Deutscher Krieger Bund veteran medal with chain suspending a veteran badge that shows a shoulder board from the the Infantry Regiment. Nice looking medal.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1292314
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Sold LH
Very nice German engraved officer sword...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1291802
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$299
Interesting bright red sash with kanji that translates to "Naval Aircraft Technician". I believe this would be worn on the flight deck in a similar manner that we still have different color shirts for maintenance, fire control etc. This way the confusion of a bustling aircraft carrier flight deck is a little easier to figure out. The original sewn hem of the sash is intact but it was cut apart at some point but still very displayable and if being put on a dummy could certainly be resown or pinne...