Imperial German and WWII Collectibles by Brandywine Militaria Brandywine Militaria
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1306474
Brandywine Militaria
$565
WWII Japanese Army steel helmet that is a real talker. Not at all a pristine example but an overall salty look that fairly screams front line combat. The base shows original olive drab coloring over which an irregular band of lighter, browner paint has been added to break up the color field. For a Japanese soldier to add a sort of camouflage paint scheme to his helmet one would consider the situation to be very front line...
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. The bullion band is an added touch of class as most every example I have seen has had a black band...
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 : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1291802
Brandywine Militaria
$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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1290256
Brandywine Militaria
$350
Very rare 1930's private purchase USMC EGA cap insignia (Eagle, Globe and Anchor). Terrific detail throughout with longitudinal and latitudinal lines. The eagle's right wing reverse has the MEYER METAL logo and the reverse of the left wing has the NS Meyer shield logo. The lower right corner of the eagle is darker then the rest of the EGA. Presumably this had something to do with how it was stored but whatever the reason my golden rule is to just leave it alone...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1286738
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Sold OH
This is a very nice looking Austro-Hungarian badge from WWI. The front reads 1915 BELGRAD 3 ARMEE (Translation is obvious) and a landscape with significant landmarks. I am not sure of the exact purpose of this badge but it is high quality in both detail and composition (Tombak) and is good sized at 6cm x 3cm. The reverse has a very detailed maker mark reading: Entw. v. Rich. Assmann, Ausgef. v. Atelier Gurschner, Wien VII/2, Lindengasse 9. Very attractive WWI related badge at a bargain price.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1263365
Brandywine Militaria
$58
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 : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1257202
Brandywine Militaria
$1,049
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...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1252955
Brandywine Militaria
$229
Very nice belt buckle and leather tab. Both in excellent shape and both maker marked by Assmann and dated 1938. Great looking item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1252020
Brandywine Militaria
$175
Very cool uncut roll of Japanese 2nd Class Private collar insignia. This is one of my Tokyo flea market finds. On the outside layer there are five sets of two tabs. I counted 47 layers, give or take a few because it is a tight roll and not easy to count. The layers get smaller towards the middle but there should be somewhere around 175 pairs so I am pricing at one dollar per pair. Fun to find unused gear out if the woodwork.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1920 item #1248438
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On Hold
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 : Uniforms : Pre 1900 item #1240705
Brandywine Militaria
$169
Very nice early 1847 pattern Prussian Belt and buckle. This pattern was used through 1895. Attached sixth image shows the reverse with solder points. The buckle is quite attached to the leather so I decided not to remove it for photos. Rare to find with the proper leather belt. There is one scrunched edge on the leather as well as a small square from an old price sticker. Very nice, early belt.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1239544
Brandywine Militaria
$475
Great looking shoulder board for German Lieutenant General. Very rich gold and silver Russial braid with red backing. One third from the top is a large single pip (About 23mm wide) indicating the rank above General Major. The pip shows gentle age wear and the red backing has one tiny moth nip about 1x2mm (See last image). This is very tiny and does almost nothing in detracting from this great looking shoulder board. If only it could talk. Nice item.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1238948
Brandywine Militaria
$499
Absolutely stunning set. Fascist Italian Brocade officer belt with sword hangers in original box. I believe this rig is for Public Safety Police which is probably one of those innocuous names for a sketchy organization. The buckle itself is a lovely gold gilt example featuring an eagle beneath a crown gripping a fasces and with a nicely rendered enamel House of Savoy crest on his belly...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1970 item #1236319
Brandywine Militaria
Sold JE
This is a very rare Skoshi Tiger patch recently purchased out of an advanced aviation patch collection. This group was charged with evaluating the F5 in live combat situations in 1965 and 1966. The original owner's labels are taped on the back and I will leave them there as they are somewhat helpful. Very cool patch not often coming to market.
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1232985
Brandywine Militaria
$499
This is a hard to find Japanese army cold weather or arctic cap. As most of their operations were in warm areas these are not too common. This one is also in superb condition and would be nearly impossible to improve on...
All Items : Popular Collectibles : Militaria : Uniforms : Pre 1940 item #1229131
Brandywine Militaria
$578
Very high quality full dress tunic for Japanese naval captain. Lovely dark blue shell with bullion work around the color that is just out of this world. There is one small snag in the bullion but almost impossible to see with all the activity. None of the buttons look to be reattached nor does there seem to be any repairs. The inside is made of a high quality quilted fabric that is very clean and pleasantly pliable. There a couple of tine rub holes on the inside lining but truly not a big deal a...