Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1323748
Brandywine Militaria
$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
Brandywine Militaria
$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
Brandywine Militaria
$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
Brandywine Militaria
$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
Brandywine Militaria
$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 : Pre 1950 item #1320535
Brandywine Militaria
$745
Very impressive document and award grouping from a particularly athletic BDM girl who developed into a BDM leader. Elfreid Hardt was born March 24 1919, just four months after WWI Armistice. The attached images are organized and presented in an order to show both the sequence of Ms. Hardt's athletic career as well as they development of athletics within the Third Reich leading up to and during the war. Image 1: The entire document and award lot as well as her wood exercise tools...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Accessories : Pre 1940 item #1312353
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Sold KW
Very attractive WWII 7x50 Japanese binoculars. On each side there is a section of missing leatherette cover (See final attached image). Other then that a very good looking set. The right lens section does have the radical grid visible when in use. Both sides look clear but one side does show a yellow tint when one looks through backwards...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1312252
Brandywine Militaria
$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
Brandywine Militaria
$399
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
Brandywine Militaria
$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 : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1306367
Brandywine Militaria
$777
Absolutely gorgeous and quite rare white summer visor cap for Fascist Italian political officer. The front eagle and fasces badge is a thick bullion weave that is shockingly rich and deep. This is amazing work ad the burgundy backing indicates the wearer was attached to the Foreign Ministry. The white top has some very light soiling due to age but still in great shape...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Edged Weapons : Pre 1920 item #1305429
Brandywine Militaria
$1,495
Lovely Imperial German Fire Official sword by Eickhorn. The hilt is a lovely silvered lion head example by Eickhorn which shows deep and detailed casting with extra hand tooling through the lion's mane. Everything is done deluxe from the red gemstone eyes, quality fish skin grip with triple twisted wire wrap. The knuckle P-guard shows especially attractive oak leaves and acorns foliage which stands out vibrantly as it is cast with extra depth. The oak tree of course was considered a strong tree ...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Souvenirs : Pre 1920 item #1305424
Brandywine Militaria
$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. There is plenty of wood planking underfoot as the trenches did become hopeless quagmires when it rained and wood plankin...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1303867
Brandywine Militaria
$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
Brandywine Militaria
$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 : Edged Weapons : Pre 1940 item #1303728
Brandywine Militaria
$385
Very nice dress bayonet made by WKC. Blade is a perfect step down type and both handle and grip are in equally pristine condition. The scabbard shows typical light crazing to the paint which we do like to see in original finishes. Brown Luftwaffe leather frog also remains in fine condition and shows only gentle signs of age wear. The bayonet troddel with this blue-yellow-blue color code indicates it was used by the 12th company or battery of its respective regiment. But the most interesting poin...