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  • BAVARIA - SHOOTING AWARD - SCHÜTZENSCHNUR - 7th CLASS

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 4th CLASS

    SKU: 15-740

    $125.00

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 4th CLASS

    This is an extremely scarce 4th class Schützenschnur from the Kingdom of Bavaria. The cord measures 15” in length. The cord is blue cloth with black chevrons to indicate Bavaria. At the top of the cord you will find a blue badge. In determining the class you will note that there is only 1 acorn at the bottom which indicates that it is a 4th class.
    *There are several points where there is material missing both on the cords and on the badge.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOOTING AWARD - OFFICER - 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß - ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING AWARD – OFFICER – 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

    SKU: 15-412

    $3,495.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOOTING AWARD – OFFICER – 1. GARDE-REGIMENT ZU FUß – ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX

    Extremely special shooting award for the regimental commander of the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. This regiment was the most elite of all German infantry regiments. 1. Garde Regiment zu Fuß had more noblemen and members of royalty who served in the regiment or were a la Suite officers than ANY other regiment.

    Founded in 1688, making it amongst the oldest Prussian infantry regiments, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, had a long and proud history. The regiment was garrisoned in Potsdam where the most prestigious of the Garde-Regiments were based. This included the Regiment des Garde du Corps. Pretty rich company!

    This shooting award, first authorized in January 190, was worn until 1914. Below is a list of the regimental commanders of 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. It should be noted that each man went on to become a general officer before he retired:

    • Karl von Plattenberg
    • Gustav von Berg
    • Karl Wilhelm von Willisen
    • Friedrich von Kleist
    • Friedrich von Friedeburg
    • Prinz Eitel Friedrich (The second son of Kaiser Wilhelm II.)
    • Friedrich von Bismarck

    This list consists of seven men who served as regimental commander from1901-1914. This is a very elite group and as we continue our description you will find out how very special this item is. We cannot say with certainty which of the seven this shooting award belonged to, it does narrow down the owner.
    The shooting award or shooting badge or more formally “Schützenschnur” (Besondere Kaiser Schnur as it was bestowed by the Kaiser).

    The badge consists of a massive rope of silver bullion that extends 49”. At the bottom are two large silver bullion and silk formed acorn shapes. At the top is a loop where it would be attached to the tunic in a similar fashion to an aiguillette.

    This lovely Schützenschnur comes wrapped in the original tissue paper and is housed in a circular black leatherette storage carton which measures 8” in diameter.

    Further information on this impressive item can be found in “Uniformengeschicte des Prussichen Heers 1808-1914 Volume 1 Page 253.”

    This item is in MINT condition. Remember that it was awarded from the hands of Kaiser Wilhelm II to one of the seven men above.

    This would display well on its own or on a tunic from 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß.

    PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – 1. GARDE REGIMENT ZU FUß – PARADE BUSH AND SERVICE SPIKE – “SEMPER TALIS” BANDEAU

    ALBUM – THIRTY-THREE PHOTOGRAPHS – DIAGRAMS – 1. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß – PRUSSIA

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  • GERMANY - WALL DECOR - BUTTON AND KOKARDEN COLLECTION - PRUSSIA, BADEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, ETC. - FRAMED DISPLAY

    GERMANY – WALL DECOR – BUTTON AND KOKARDEN COLLECTION – PRUSSIA, BADEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, ETC. – FRAMED DISPLAY

    SKU: 15-738

    $250.00

    GERMANY – WALL DECOR – BUTTON AND KOKARDEN COLLECTION – PRUSSIA, BADEN, WÜRTTEMBERG, ETC. – FRAMED DISPLAY

    What a unique piece of history to display in your office or den. This most interesting assortment of 40 plus – buttons, kokarden, etc.
    The items attached to a wood oval frame which measures 12” x 10”. There is no glass on the frame.

    The wide variety of buttons is quite impressive. We see buttons from multiple states. They range to uniform buttons which would run down the center of a tunic, collar buttons for NCO’s, and buttons for Kompagnie numbers for securing shoulder straps. There are a couple of rank pips and even two schirmmütze kokarden.
    A fine assortment for display.

    FOR MORE UNIQUE HOME DECOR – CLICK HERE

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  • BAVARIA - SHOOTING AWARD - SCHÜTZENSCHNUR - 7th CLASS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 7th CLASS

    SKU: 15-739

    $275.00

    BAVARIA – SHOOTING AWARD – SCHÜTZENSCHNUR – 7th CLASS

    This is an extremely scarce 7TH Class Schützenschnur from the Kingdom of Bavaria. The award has a heavy gold bullion cord with black chevrons. The face is crowned with a metal badge checkerboard design of the Bavarian flag. The top of the award is a Wittelsbach crown. On the reverse a you will see a red felt backing.

    The bottom of the Schützenschnur has two acorns. The acorns along with the metal badge is what makes this the 7th Class. I do not believe there is a higher class of the Schützenschnur. This award makes an excellent addition to a tunic.

    FOR MORE UNIFORM ACCESSORIES – CLICK HERE

    FOR A FULL SELECTION OF ALL UNIFORMS – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - CHIN STRAP - PICKELHAUBE - REPRODUCTION

    GERMANY – CHIN STRAP – PICKELHAUBE – REPRODUCTION

    SKU: 04-802

    $50.00

    GERMANY – CHIN STRAP – PICKELHAUBE – REPRODUCTION

    Are you seeking a chinstrap for a pickelhaube? And if you can even find an original these days, you can be looking at nearly $200.00 for one.

    We have a substitute for you.

    These are modern day REPRODUCTION chin straps. They have a nice leather strap and the hardware is brass. For the money they are a good alternative.
    We only have FOUR of these.

    FOR MORE HELMET ACCESSORIES – CLICK HERE

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  • PRUSSIA - PHOTOGRAPH - TRAIN-BATTALION NR 2

    PRUSSIA – PHOTOGRAPH – TRAIN-BATTALION NR 2

    SKU: 40-685

    $95.00

    PRUSSIA – PHOTOGRAPH – TRAIN-BATTALION NR 2

    Group black and white photograph of Reserve Kompagnie Nr 1 of Pommerschen Train-Bataillone Nr 2 from Prussia which measures 8” x 11.5”.

    The men of this Kompagnie vary from Enlisted Men/NCO to officers. The men wear mmützen, schirmmütze, and pickelhauben. There are even some differences in uniforms.

    On the reverse of the photograph is written “My Time of Service Alsdamm (A place)1909-1910.” Also included is a legend with the names of the men present and the identification of the Kompagnie.

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    SANKE CARD NR 363 – HAUPTMANN OSWALD BOELCKE

     

     

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  • PRUSSIA - ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE - JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY - .800 SILVER HALLMARKED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE – JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY – .800 SILVER HALLMARKED

    SKU: 05-1727 XCH

    $7,495.00

    PRUSSIA – ORDEN POUR LE MÉRITE – JEWELERS OR WEARERS COPY – .800 SILVER HALLMARKED

    This very fine example of an Orden Pour le Mérite (PLM) Jeweler/Wearer’s copy that dates from the post WW I (1919-1939) period. A wearer’s copy was purchased by a recipient for daily wear and to preserve his period-issued cross. [The latter usually had been personally presented by Kaiser Wilhelm II, as it was Germany’s highest honor and his privilege to bestow].

    The decoration we are offering today is a post-1917 with the small suspension-device variation. Its enamel is a medium-blue, while the gold lettering and crown stand out magnificently against the blue enamel. The cross is unmarked for manufacturer, as many were, although the side of the 6 ‘o clock arm is hallmarked for .800 silver.
    The well-worn, original ribbon bears two silver bands for a first award. It is period issue (NOT a modern replacement) that measures about 21.5” inches in length and 2.5″ inches wide. It can be seen in the center of the ribbon where the material is gathered together. This is a sign that the ribbon was worn. The ends where the ties were originally located have been clipped off.

    Overall this is a quality example with excellent details at every point.

    During WWI, a total of 687 PLM’s were awarded to various officers in the German military and to important men from the Central Powers. The award of a PLM was made to both senior and junior officers. If given to a junior officer, it was for supreme bravery or accomplishments in battle. Senior officers usually received the award for “command” achievements. For example, the Imperial German Air Service offered its first PLM for shooting down eight airplanes. Within a year of the first award, it increased the score to sixteen (the level at which Manfred von Richthofen received his PLM). As the war progressed, the tally was increased to twenty, then thirty, kills late in the war.

    The Kaiserliche Marine also received their share of PLM awards. Several U-Boot commanders, as well as surface vessel commanders, were awarded PLM’s. It is also worth mentioning that the commander of the Imperial German Air Service, Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner received his PLM for “command achievements.” This was also true of all of the Generalfeldmarschalls during the war.

    This is a consignment item.

    TO SEE MORE PLM AWARDS AND ITEMS – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - MAP - ARMY MILITARY - NR 1017 - ARRAS-VALENCIENNES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – MAP – ARMY MILITARY – NR 1017 – ARRAS-VALENCIENNES

    SKU: 10-900 XFQ

    $95.00

    GERMANY – MAP – ARMY MILITARY – NR 1017 – ARRAS-VALENCIENNES.

    Army Military map numbered as being 1017 for the area of Arras-Valenciennes. The map when unfolded measures 24.5” x 27.5”. It is very detailed with special markings by the officer(s) who used it.

    It is in very fine condition.

    This is a consignment item.

    This Table Scarf with the western front map printed on it may also interest you – click here

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  • GERMANY - ARMY MILITARY MAP - CAMBRAI-LAON-ROCROI - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – ARMY MILITARY MAP – CAMBRAI-LAON-ROCROI

    SKU: 10-901 XFQ

    $95.00

    GERMANY – ARMY MILITARY MAP – CAMBRAI-LAON-ROCROI

    This is a military map for the area of Cambrai-Laon-Rocroi. The map when unfolded is quite large and measures48” x 40”. It is very detailed with special markings by the officer(s) who used it.

    It is in very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - MAP - ARMY MILITARY - REIMS-RETHEL-STE. MENEHOULD-CHALONS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – MAP – ARMY MILITARY – REIMS-RETHEL-STE. MENEHOULD-CHALONS

    SKU: 10-902 XFQ

    $75.00

    GERMANY – MAP – ARMY MILITARY – REIMS-RETHEL-STE. MENEHOULD-CHALONS

    It is a small military for the area of Reims-Rethel-Ste Menehould-Chalons.
    The map when unfolded measures 14” x 33”.

    It is very detailed with special markings by the officer(s) who used it. It is in very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - MAP - ARMY MILITARY - MARCHSTRAßEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – MAP – ARMY MILITARY – MARCHSTRAßEN

    SKU: 10-903 XFQ

    $95.00

    GERMANY – MAP – ARMY MILITARY – MARCHSTRAßEN.

    It is a military map AND HAS NOTATIONS FOR THE General Staff. It also has a date 15 October 1918 which was less than a month from the end of the war.

    The map when unfolded measures 19.5” x 21”. It is very detailed with special markings by the officer(s) who used it.

    It is in very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - DOCUMENT GROUPING - TO A SOLDIER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – DOCUMENT GROUPING – TO A SOLDIER

    SKU: 31-132 XFQ

    $50.00

    GERMANY – DOCUMENT GROUPING – TO A SOLDIER

    This document grouping consists of several paper items attributed to a soldier.
    The grouping consists of:

    *Soldbuch to Heinrich Kasten. He was born in 1899 and entered the army late in the war as most of the notations were from July and later 1918. He was assigned to the Ersatz Bataillon Infanterie-Regiment Nr 31.

    *An Ausweiskarte for Technische Nothilfe. This is a technical organization and includes a photo of him in uniform.

    *Assorted school, church, and civil documents for Kasten dating from 1909-1939.

    The considerable number documents here are a fine beginning on this man.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE DOCUMENTS – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - BOOK - FELDMARSCHALL VON MACKENSEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – BOOK – FELDMARSCHALL VON MACKENSEN

    SKU: 12-857 XFQ

    $75.00

    GERMANY – BOOK – FELDMARSCHALL VON MACKENSEN

    This paperback book titled Fieldmarshall Von Mackensen is a biography of Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen.

    Von Mackensen along with Hindenburg were the two best known and efficient in the field of all German generals. Von Mackensen is best known for his fierce mustachioed visage and for the busby with a large Totenkopf from 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1 that he wore. He is also noted for wearing the uniform and busby of that famed regiment were Kaiser Wilhelm II and his son Kronprinz Wilhelm.

    This book begins from his days as a young boy through his military career in 1915 when he was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall.

    The book has a number of interesting photographs.

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  • GERMANY - BOOK - DER GROßE KRIEG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – BOOK – DER GROßE KRIEG

    SKU: 12-858 XFQ

    $65.00

    GERMANY – BOOK – DER GROßE KRIEG

    This Germany paperback book, in German is titled “Der Große Krieg” or “The Great War.” the book was written in 1915 and thus has information from early in the war.

    Der Große Krieg appears to have articles that came from the Frankfurter Zeitung. There is also a very nice foldout map.
    The books condition overall is quite nice. The cover is solid to the book and has an illustration of a German monoplane firing at a French or British biplane.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE PRINTED MATERIALS – CLICK HERE

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  • MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN - MILITARY MERIT CROSS - 2ND CLASS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1726 XFQ

    $150.00

    MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN – MILITARY MERIT CROSS – 2ND CLASS
    The Military Merit cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin is the equivalent to the Iron Cross 2nd Class from Prussia. After the iron Cross 2nd Class, this was the oldest of this type of decoration. In fact the Military merit cross was awarded for more military conflicts than the Iron Cross 2nd Class.

    The cross is gold toned and is of similar sized dimensions to the Iron Cross. It comes with an original piece of ribbon in the colors of blue, yellow and red.

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    IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2nd CLASS

     

     

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  • HAMBURG - HANSEATIC CROSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    HAMBURG – HANSEATIC CROSS

    SKU: 05-1725 XFQ

    $150.00

    HAMBURG – HANSEATIC CROSS

    The Hanseatic Cross from the free State of Hamburg consists of a cross with handsome red enamel. The center of the cross is the Rathaus for Hamburg. This Rathaus was destroyed during WW II by Allied bombing (Like much of Hamburg) and was later rebuilt. The reverse of the Hanseatic cross basically acknowledges service during war.

    The cross is in excellent condition with no damage to the enamel.

    A short length of white and red replacement ribbon is included.

    This is a consignment item.

    HAMBURG HANSEATIC CROSS

     

     

     

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  • BADEN - MERIT MEDAL - SILVER

    BADEN – MERIT MEDAL – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1724 XFQ

    $65.00

    BADEN – MERIT MEDAL – SILVER

    The Silver Merit Medal from the Grand Duchy of Baden is the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class.

    The late war example, silver toned medal is in fine condition. On the obverse of the Baden medal, is a likeness of Friedrich II. Friedrich II. was the last Grand Duke of Baden. The medals reverse has a wreath of laurel leaves and the words “Für Verdienst” or “For Service.” The medal come with a short length of red and yellow replacement ribbon.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE MEDALS – CLICK HERE

    BADEN – MEDAL – MILITARY MERIT – SILVER

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  • OLDENBURG - FRIEDRICH AUGUST CROSS - 2ND CLASS - 1914 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    OLDENBURG – FRIEDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    SKU: 05-1723 XFQ

    $125.00

    OLDENBURG – FRIEDRICH AUGUST CROSS – 2ND CLASS – 1914

    The Friedrich August Cross 2nd Class from the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg was the equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class.
    The Friedrich August Cross is a black magnetic cross with the crowned cypher of the Grand Duke and the date 1914.

    The medal has a short length of ribbon in red and blue, the colors of Oldenburg.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE MEDALS AND ORDERS – CLICK HERE 

    OLDENBURG – FRIEDRICH AUGUST COMBATANTS CROSS – 2nd CLASS

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  • GERMAN - KYFFHAUSERBUND MEDAL - GOLD

    GERMAN – KYFFHAUSERBUND MEDAL – GOLD

    SKU: 05-1722 XFQ

    $45.00

    GERMAN – KYFFHAUSERBUND MEDAL – GOLD

    This Veterans group Kyffhauserbund medal was associated with one of the largest post WW I veteran groups.

    The gold toned, veterans medal is oval shaped. The medal comes with a short replacement ribbon.

    It is in very fine condition.

    This is a consignment item.

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    SOUTHWEST AFRICA – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE – NON COMBATANTS MEDAL AND KAISER WILHELM I CENTENNIAL MEDAL

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  • PRUSSIA - WAR AIDE CROSS

    PRUSSIA – WAR AIDE CROSS

    SKU: 05-1721 XFQ

    $50.00

    PRUSSIA – WAR AIDE CROSS

    The War Aide Crosse from Prussia was awarded to civilians who assisted in the war effort.

    This is a complete Prussian War Aid Cross as it comes accompanied with a correct and original ribbon.

    Consignment Item.

    FOR MORE MILITARY CROSSES – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - BLACK

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-893 XFQ

    $45.00

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    The Army Wound Badge was first authorized in March 1918. The Army Wound Badge was awarded in three classes. The third class was the Black Wound Badge, next was the Silver, second class, and the First Class award being Gold.

    The issue pieces were a solid stamped design. They feature an raised stalhelm, in the center, with crossed swords.

    This Army Wound Badge an issue example.

    There is some scuffing to the high points of the stalhelm which is very common, but overall good condition.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE ORDERS AND MEDALS AND BADGES – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - SILVER - PRIVATE PURCHASE

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER – PRIVATE PURCHASE

    SKU: 01-892 XFQ

    $125.00

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – SILVER – PRIVATE PURCHASE

    The Silver Army wound badge represents the second class of wound badges. The Army wound badge we are offering was a privately purchased wound badge.

    A bit of history on the Army Wound Badges, was that the badges were first authorized in March 1918, and were awarded in three classes. Black is the third class, Silver represents the second class, and gold being the first class award.

    The Army wound badge issue pieces are of a solid stamped design. They feature an raised stalhelm, in the center, with crossed swords.

    This privately purchased example was stamped as the issue pieces, however they are a “cut out” design with the area around the stalhelm and crossed swords being void. The wound badges also have a vertical pin on the reverse.

    This gold army wound badge is in excellent condition.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE LIKE THIS BADGE – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - GOLD

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – GOLD

    SKU: 01-891 XFQ

    $150.00

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – GOLD

    The Army Wound Badge was first authorized in March 1918. German wound badges were awarded in three classes. The third class was the Black Wound Badge, next was the Silver second class wound badge, and the First Class award being Gold.

    The Army wound badge, issue pieces, are a solid stamped design. They feature an raised stalhelm, in the center, with crossed swords.

    The Gold Army Wound Badge we are offering is an issue example of the First Class, highest award.

    While in very good condition, we must point out that there is some scuffing to the high points of the stalhelm. This type of scuffing tends to be a common with these wound badges.

    This is a consignment item.

    FOR MORE WOUND BADGES – CLICK HERE

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  • PRUSSIA - CUP - KAISER WILHELM II - ZINC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – CUP – KAISER WILHELM II – ZINC

    SKU: 34-71

    $95.00

    PRUSSIA – CUP – KAISER WILHELM II – ZINC.

    This zinc cup depicts Kaiser Wilhelm II in profile. On the reverse of the cup is the House of Hohenzollern’s Coat-of-Arms. Some engraving appears at the rim that I cannot identify, although I can discern the year 1903. The left of the Kaiser’s face is dented. The rim and the base are also slightly misshapen. The cup stands 4 1/2″ tall, measures 3 1/4″ in diameter at the rim, and 2 1/4″ in diameter at the base.

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  • GERMANY - SPOONS - SILVER WITH IRON CROSS MOTIF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SPOONS – SILVER WITH IRON CROSS MOTIF

    SKU: 34-28

    $100.00

    GERMANY – SPOONS – SILVER WITH IRON CROSS MOTIF

    These wonderful patriotic coffee spoons from WW I, are a good bit smaller than the teaspoons we use to stir our coffee in the USA. They are of superior quality. They sport a high-relief 1914 Iron Cross on each spoon handle. Each spoon is hallmarked for manufacturer and .800 silver.

    We have FIVE spoons remaining at $100.00 EACH. Buy three or more and the price will be $85.00 EACH.

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  • FRANCE - RING - MADE OF FRENCH COIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRANCE – RING – MADE OF FRENCH COIN

    SKU: 39-31

    $25.00

    FRANCE – RING – MADE OF FRENCH COIN

    This is a patriotic ring which has been fashioned from a French coin. The coin has been bent to fit a finger’s contours. A hole has been drilled in the center of the coin. The coin itself dates from 1923. The ring is size 7 1/2.

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  • ENGLAND - POCKET WATCH - 18th CENTURY ENGLISH SKELETON POCKET WATCH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ENGLAND – POCKET WATCH – 18th CENTURY ENGLISH SKELETON POCKET WATCH

    SKU: 39-41 XMG

    $5,795.00

    ENGLAND – POCKET WATCH – 18th CENTURY ENGLISH SKELETON POCKET WATCH

    While I am no expert on pocket watches,  let me share what I do know about this pocket watch. The watch was manufactured in England during the period of 1750-1775. It is very likely that it came to this country before the beginning of the Revolutionary War. It is a smaller pocket watch than we normally see. The case measures 2″ in diameter. The watch face is made of porcelain. The hours are marked on it with hand painted Roman numerals, as well as painted numbers in the increment of five. If you look between the III and IV numerals, you will see where you wind this watch. It was a common spot for winding during this period and for this particular watch. One opens the watch’s front half, which houses the glass shield, inserts the key and winds. The key IS present and the watch fully functions. The time is set by moving the minute and hour hands like one would on a grandfather clock. As we examine the case, we see an interesting hand-etched design. (PLEASE NOTE: the case is made of GOLD). From the looks of it I would say that it is 18K. A fine jump ring (for lack of a better term) is attached to the watch top. Attach a pocket watch chain to it and the watch can be tucked in a pocket. The reverse sports another glass cover that exposes the watch’s inner workings (thus its title “Skeleton Watch”). It appears that the inner workings of the movement may also be made of GOLD. This is a very high-quality pocket watch that is more than two-hundred-fifty years-old.

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  • U.S. - BINOCULARS - ARMY - SIGNAL CORP - WW I ERA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. – BINOCULARS – ARMY – SIGNAL CORP – WW I ERA

    SKU: 39-40

    $95.00

    U.S. – BINOCULARS – ARMY – SIGNAL CORP – WW I ERA

    This pair of binoculars dates from WW I and is the type used by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. The binoculars  are officer’s quality. They are black metal with brown, leather-wrapped grips. To the eyepiece’s left are the words “Military Stereo 8x 30.” To the eyepiece’s right are the words “U.S. Navy Gun Factory, Optical Shop Annex, Rochester, NY USA.” Underneath, it is marked “Signal Corps, U.S. Army” and “Serial No EE 64640.”  A leather strap is attached. It also has a brown leather case. Inside the case’s lid is another marking for “U.S. Naval Gun Factory, Optical Annex Shop, Rochester, N.Y.” It is an interesting example that is ready for display.

    FOR MORE ITEMS U.S. RELATED – CLICK HERE

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  • COLONIAL - PICKELHAUBE - GENERAL - BEAMTE

    COLONIAL – PICKELHAUBE – GENERAL – BEAMTE

    SKU: 04-798 XKGJT

    $11,995.00

    COLONIAL – PICKELHAUBE – GENERAL – BEAMTE.

    This may well be one of the rarest General Officer’s pickelhauben that we have ever offered. It is a highly-prized Colonial General/Beamte (Official) Pickelhaube. In the Imperial German Army those officers who held Beamte status often displayed a small eagle on their wappens to distinguish them from the line-military officers who held tactical or field responsibilities.

    Our Colonial General/Beamte Pickelhaube’s exterior leather is in well-above-average condition. Some settling in the crown area is due to the weight of the helmet’s cruciform, which often appears in pickelhauben sporting heavier cruciforms, especially those from Bavaria. Its front visor is squared, as is correct for General Officer’s Pickelhauben. All of the helmet’s furniture is silver, including the chin scales, cruciform, wappen, spike and trim, with the exception of the brass officers’ stars. The helmet’s silver spike is beautifully fluted. [Fluted spikes are another indication that it is a true General Officer’s Pickelhaube].

    The Colonial General/Beamte Pickelhaube’s gorgeous wappen is the real “star” of this helmet. As previously mentioned, the wappen is silver, and frosted silver at that. The helmet’s wappen displays a highly-detailed Hohenzollern Eagle. [Please pay special attention to the Eagle’s feathers. Their individual features are visible]! The Eagle is topped with a Hohenzollern Crown, whose miter flows down from it. A Beamte Shield enclosed within a Hohenzollern Kollar is centered on the Eagle’s chest. Twin Reich’s Kokarden complete the Pickelhaube’s exterior, which is correct for this helmet.

    The Colonial General/Beamte Pickelhaube’s interior features a light-brown leather sweatband that is attached to a complete, beige, silk liner. The liner has two one-inch areas that reveal minor shredding or “running,” a frequent plague of aging silk. All of the original hardware is present underneath that silk liner, with NO double holes. Finally, a paper tag featuring a Hohenzollern Eagle, along with the term “Reich Colonial Amt” (Imperial Colonial Office) is pasted against the helmet interior surface.

    We have no doubt that this is a complete and original helmet to a Colonial General Beamte Pickelhaube from 1900 to 1910. I am sure with some basic research that the identity of the owner can be determined, since only a limited number of men would have held this rank.

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  • PRUSSIA - PICKELHAUBE - OFFICER - GRENADIER-REGIMENT ZU PFERDE VON DERFFLINGER (NEUMÄRKISCHES) NR 3

    PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – GRENADIER-REGIMENT ZU PFERDE VON DERFFLINGER (NEUMÄRKISCHES) NR 3

    SKU: 04-791 XJT

    $7,995.00

    PRUSSIA – PICKELHAUBE – OFFICER – GRENADIER-REGIMENT ZU PFERDE VON DERFFLINGER (NEUMÄRKISCHES) NR 3.

    It is also one of the rarer Dragoner-Regiment Pickelhauben that you will ever see. The regiment, while a Dragoner-Regiment, was officially known as Grenadier-Regiment zu Pferde [a Grenadier Horse Regiment] Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumärkisches) Nr 3. The regiment was raised in 1703 and garrisoned at Bromberg, where it was attached to the Prussian II. Armeekorps.

    The Grenadier-Regiment zu Pferde Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumärkisches) Nr 3 Pickelhaube’s leather body is generally above-average in condition. Some blemishes are present, but are not detractive to its overall condition. The helmet boasts a squared front visor, a further indication that it belongs to a Dragoner-Regiment. All of the furniture is silver, with the exception of the brass officers’ stars and brass chin scales. The wappen’s eagle has its wings so widespread that the tips reach the kokarden on either side. The helmet attachments that secure these kokarden are quite unique in that they resemble the grenade/flaming bomb insignia sported by Imperial German Artillerie Regiments. NO other Dragoner-Regiment displays them. The correct State’s and Reich’s Kokarden are secured under these attachments.

    The Grenadier-Regiment zu Pferde Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumärkisches) Nr 3 Pickelhaube’s interior features an original leather sweatband that has seen service. A very handsome green silk liner with an interesting watermark is attached to it. All of the original hardware is present underneath that silk liner, with NO double holes where the wappen is attached.

    This is a complete and original Grenadier-Regiment zu Pferde Freiherr von Derfflinger (Neumärkisches) Nr 3 Pickelhaube. The helmet is VERY difficult-to-find. This is the first that has come across my desk.

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  • GERMANY - FOUL WEATHER COVER - PICKELHAUBE

    GERMANY – FOUL WEATHER COVER – PICKELHAUBE

    SKU: 04-799 XKGJT

    $250.00

    GERMANY – FOUL WEATHER COVER – PICKELHAUBE.

    An important part of an officer’s headdress accouterments was a foul weather cover for use in the field. These covers were made of canvas and were tan. It slipped over a pickelhaube and was held in place by clips that were attached to its front and rear visors.

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  • PRUSSIA - BUSBY - (PELZMÜTZE) - OFFICER - PRE WAR - FULL PARADE CONFIGURATION - LEIB-GARDE-HUSAREN-REGIMENT - PRUSSIA

    PRUSSIA – BUSBY – (PELZMÜTZE) – OFFICER – PRE WAR – FULL PARADE CONFIGURATION – LEIB-GARDE-HUSAREN-REGIMENT – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 33–393 XAS

    $17,995.00

    PRUSSIA – BUSBY – (PELZMÜTZE) – OFFICER – PRE WAR – FULL PARADE CONFIGURATION – LEIB-GARDE-HUSAREN-REGIMENT – PRUSSIA.

    Today we are offering a VERY advanced collector’s prewar Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment Officer’s Busby that is in a full-parade configuration. The Busby (Pelzmütze in German)is one of Imperial Germany’s most elegant forms of headdress. The most well-known units that employed it were Braunschweig’s Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Prussia’s Leib-Husaren Regiment Nrs 1 and 2. While these were elite regiments (partially due to their use of the Totenkopf), none of them held Garde status. Only ONE regiment held Garde status in Imperial Germany, and it was from Prussia. That regiment was the Leib-GARDE-Husaren-Regiment. It was founded in 1815, garrisoned in Potsdam (the top Garde Regiments’ base) and, like all Garde Regiments, attached to the Garde-Korps. Too often this marvelous regiment is overlooked due to the other “Totenkopf” regiments. In spite of Kaiser Wilhelm II’s and Krone Prinz Wilhelm’s attachment to 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1, the Leib-GARDE-Husaren-Regiment was closer to them geographically than the former (and its sister Regiment Nr 2), which were based in Danzig.

    I want to begin my description of this Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment Officer’s Busby by emphasizing that it comes from a VERY advanced collector who, like me, is a condition freak. It is as fine an example as can be found, and virtually impossible to upgrade. The Busby’s plain, dark-brown, otter fur exterior is absolutely superb. [In 1912, the fur officially designated for Busbies was changed from otter to opossum, which allows us to date OUR Busby to the years from 1900 to 1910]. The Busby’s red kolpak (a decorative woolen bag attached to the Busby’s crown to then drape over one side) has two tiny moth nips that are not detractive to its overall presentation.

    Another of our Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment Officer’s Busby’s most exciting details (which upgrades it to parade status) is its Fangschnur (Securing Cord). Originally attached to his tunic and intended to prevent its wearer from losing his headgear, after 1897 it became a merely decorative part of parade uniforms. It is ultra-rare and can cost upwards of $5,000 (sometimes closer to $7,000 when it is in prime condition like this), IF you can locate one. We also have the Officer’s Parade Bush, which is made from white and black heron feathers. [Those of you have seen heron feathers will agree that they are FAR superior to cock feathers]. The Parade Bush is on a metal attachment that slips down behind the Prussian Officer’s Feldzeichen.

    The Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment Officer’s Busby’s wappen is a very handsome, pale-gold-toned piece. Its center displays a gorgeous, unblemished Garde Star that features gold, black, and white enamel. Its center is a fabulous, black, Hohenzollern Eagle. The chin scales are made of arched brass. Its final detail is an officer’s Reich’s Kokarde on the Busby’s right side.

    Our Leib-Garde-Husaren-Regiment Officer’s Busby sports a very impressive interior. Its leather sweatband is in mint condition and features contrasting stitching. The base portion of its silk liner is a handsome shade of blue, while a second (also blue) section boasts a small imprint left by the officer’s head. This magnificent Busby is in full parade configuration, hails from a famous Garde-Regiment, and is in superb condition. You will find none better no matter how long you search!

    This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA - FELDGRAU FELDBLUSE - GENERALLEUTNANT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – FELDGRAU FELDBLUSE – GENERALLEUTNANT

    SKU: 15-733 XAA

    $4,495.00

    PRUSSIA – FELDGRAU FELDBLUSE – GENERALLEUTNANT.

    Today we are offering a rather intriguing Prussian Generalleutnant’s Feldgrau Feldbluse. Prussian Generals usually acquired their uniforms at military effects shops, or from their tailors in Berlin or other Prussian cities. This particular tunic, however, was acquired at a military depot near the Front. Why did this happen? We can speculate that the general’s need for a tunic was so immediate that he lacked the time to order it from his tailor, or to shop at his favorite, hometown military effects establishment. We simply do NOT know.

    Nevertheless, this is, indeed, a Prussian Generalleutnant’s Feldgrau Feldbluse. [This rank certainly would have merited the command of a Division. Later in the war, the command of an Armeekorps would not have been out of the question]. First, it is called a Feldbluse (Field Blouse), a tunic whose buttons are concealed under a flap on one side. The result presents a clean front whereon NO buttons are visible. In my opinion, it delivers a very clean and sleek appearance. A Generalleutnant’s shoulder boards are sewn to the tunic (more often, a General’s shoulder boards are slip-ons). Each shoulder board displays a small, gilt-crowned button. The General’s kragenspiegel are also in place (they are pre war rather than M-1915 subdued shoulder boards). Three pockets are featured on the tunic’s obverse, each displaying a single, large, crowned, gilt button. [One appears on the tunic’s left breast, and then one appears on each tunic side. The tunic’s cuffs are trimmed in red. Two more large, gilt buttons show up on the tunic reverse’s vent.

    Another of the Prussian Generalleutnant’s Feldgrau Feldbluse obverse’s features certainly is worth mentioning, its many sewn-in loops. First to appear are four horizontal loops that could easily accommodate a ribbon bar of six or more decorations. These are followed by two sets of (two) vertical loops that could have held a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class and another similar decoration. The interior contains a partial cotton liner, while the remainder is bare feldgrau material. It is stamped with a number of depot markings, including one for the Armeekorps.

    This Prussian Generalleutnant’s Feldgrau Feldbluse is not an elegant tunic; one can find a small number of moth nips. The latter are NOT full moth blooms, nor are they easily seen. Although it is somewhat utilitarian (essentially off-the-rack), it displays well and is reasonably priced.

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  • PRUSSIA - TUNIC - MAJOR - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 64 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – TUNIC – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 64

    SKU: 15-734

    $1,295.00

    PRUSSIA – TUNIC – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 64.

    This is a high-quality, prewar, dunkel-blau (dark-blue) Major’s tunic from Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgerisches) Nr 64. This Brandenburg Regiment was established in 1860 and assigned to the Prussian III. Armeekorps. Bataillon Nrs I and II were garrisoned at Prenzlau, while Bataillon Nr III was based at Angermünde. [As a Major this man would have commanded one of the three Bataillone or he might have served as the Regiment’s Deputy Commander.

    The Major’s Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgerisches) Nr 64 tunic is constructed of fine wool. It has the standard eight brass buttons running down its center. A 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon is in its second buttonhole. [I am not sure if the officer actually was awarded the Iron Cross early in the war or if a collector has added it. Either way, it is a very nice touch]. A very small pair of sewn-in loops that are 1” apart is present on the tunic’s front. A very small ribbon bar would have fit in these loops.

    The tunic has a red collar, and red trim decorates the tunic’s center. A fine pair of Major’s shoulder boards is attached to the tunic via its slip-on straps. The shoulder boards’ underlays are white. The regimental designation, “64,” is present on each shoulder board. The tunic cuffs are also red. Each one boasts three brass buttons. The tunic’s reverse features six more brass buttons in the area of the rear vent, which also sports red trim. The interior is lined with fine black silk, as one would expect of a top-quality tunic.

    I can detect NO mothing on this very fine, top condition Major’s Infanterie-Regiment Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Friedrich Karl von Preußen (8. Brandenburgerisches) Nr 64 tunic.

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  • PRUSSIA - TUNIC - NCO - GARDE-FÜSILIER-REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – TUNIC – NCO – GARDE-FÜSILIER-REGIMENT

    SKU: 15-735

    $795.00

    PRUSSIA – TUNIC – NCO – GARDE-FÜSILIER-REGIMENT.

    This is an NCO’s Garde-Füsilier-Regiment tunic. [The latter was a very elite Prussian Infanterie Regiment that was founded in 1826 and garrisoned in Berlin. As with all Garde-Regiments, it was attached to the Garde-Korps]. The prewar, dark-blue tunic features a thin line of red piping that serves as trim down its center. The eight gold-toned buttons that secure the uniform’s closure also run down its center. The tunic’s collar sports a red felt base outlined across its top by a length of gold-and-silver-patterned bullion tape. Two white, cotton, collar-litzen ribbons (each accented by a red line of thread in its center) are placed below the gold bullion tape on either collar side.

    A small, gold-toned button secures each of the tunic’s two yellow shoulder straps to its shoulders. The straps do NOT display any regimental designation, a clear indication that it the tunic as hailing from the Garde-Füsilier-Regiment. The lack of Kompagnie numbers on the shoulder straps’ buttons is our first clue that it is a privately-purchased tunic. [This is not surprising when one combines the regiment’s elite reputation with its owner’s status as an NCO]. The tunic’s red felt cuffs are edged with the same gold-and-silver bullion tape as the tunic’s collar. The collar’s two white collar-litzen are also echoed on the cuffs, although these ribbons are shorter, wider, and appear in a position that is perpendicular to the bullion tape. Each of the latter boasts a gold-toned button at the point where the white ribbon touches the bullion.

    The tunic’s reverse displays six more gold-toned buttons in the rear vent area, which is also trimmed with red piping. The uniform’s interior features the silk liner that is typical of privately-purchased pieces, which remains in good condition. The tunic’s overall condition is quite good. One small mothing patch appears beside one its buttons on the front, but other than that, the uniform is quite clean.

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  • GERMANY - ARMY WOUND BADGE - BLACK

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK

    SKU: 01-894

    $40.00

    GERMANY – ARMY WOUND BADGE – BLACK.

    This is the Black (3rd Grade) Army Wound Badge. The badge was first authorized in March 1918. The Navy’s version of the wound badge followed later that summer. The black badge’s obverse is in mint condition. Its reverse reveals that the badge was stamped and boasts a sturdy pin.

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  • SAXONY - KNIGHT’S CROSS - ALBRECHT ORDER 1st CLASS WITH CROWN.

    SAXONY – KNIGHT’S CROSS – ALBRECHT ORDER 1st CLASS WITH CROWN

    SKU: 05-1714

    $750.00

    SAXONY – KNIGHT’S CROSS – ALBRECHT ORDER 1st CLASS WITH CROWN.

    This is a very high-quality example of the Knights Cross 1st Class of the Albrecht Order with Crown. Its obverse features a white, enameled cross with white, gold, and blue enamel in its center. An image of Albrecht appears as the focal point within that center. The reverse also displays a white enameled cross with white, gold, and blue enamel in its center. However, ITS focal point is Saxony’s Coat-of-Arms rather than Albrecht’s image. The date, 1850 (when the Order was instituted), is also included. A green, enameled wreath connects each of the white, enameled cross’s arms to one another. The cross is also suspended from a large, articulated, gilt crown.

    The Knights Cross 1st Class of the Albrecht Order with Crown measures 2.5” in length from the crown’s top to the cross’s base, and measures 1.5” in width from one tip of its crosspiece to the other. No hallmark is evident. The decoration comes with a short, green and white, silk ribbon. Its overall condition rates as very fine.

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  • AUSTRIA / SAXONY - ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE 4th CLASS

    AUSTRIA / SAXONY – ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE 4th CLASS

    SKU: 05-1713

    $495.00

    AUSTRIA / SAXONY – ORDER OF THE RED EAGLE 4th CLASS.

    This is the final version of the Order of the Red Eagle 4th Class, which was awarded from 1879 to 1918. It can be confirmed to be the final version by the cross’s pebbled arms. The cross’s obverse features a Red Eagle painted upon a white enamel background that is centered within a circular frame. Its reverse features Friedrich Wilhelm’s royal cypher “FW” in raised relief on its metal center. The cross measures 1.5” x 1.5.”
    Its jump ring displays an orange and white tri-fold ribbon. The latter tells us that the decoration quite possibly was awarded to either a Saxon or an Austrian. The decoration is in very fine condition.

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  • PRUSSIA - HONOR CROSS FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG WOMEN - A.K.A. VIRGINS CROSS - 1871

    PRUSSIA – HONOR CROSS FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG WOMEN – A.K.A. VIRGINS CROSS – 1871

    SKU: 09-1049 XKA

    $2,695.00

    PRUSSIA – HONOR CROSS FOR WOMEN AND YOUNG WOMEN – A.K.A. VIRGINS CROSS – 1871.

    The Honor Cross for Women and Young Women (Ehrenkreuz für Frauen und Jungfrauen), popularly known as the “Virgins Cross,” technically was NOT an Iron Cross. Due to its appearance, however, it is generally classified as an Iron Cross. The decoration was authorized by Kaiser Wilhelm I and his wife, Kaiserin Louise, on 22 March 1871 following the Franco-Prussian War’s end. It was intended to recognize women and young women who had performed good works for the Reich. A total of 2,979 of these awards were made, with one of its most famous recipients being the USA’s Clara Barton. [Barton had worked tirelessly in hospitals to improve medical care during the U.S. Civil War. When the 1870-71 Franco-Prussian War broke out she went to Germany, and again helped to improve medical conditions for the German troops wounded at the front].

    As previously stated, the Honor Cross for Women and Young Women (Ehrenkreuz für Frauen und Jungfrauen) displays the general appearance of an Iron Cross. That said, it comes in Prinzengroße size, measuring 1.25” x 1.25.” Another of its major differences from other Iron Crosses is that both its obverse and reverse are made of enamel. Its obverse features a crown, with the Kaiser and Kaiserin’s intertwined initials “W” and “A” appearing below it. The date “1870/1871″ is placed below the initials. All of the latter are rendered in silver against black enamel. The reverse reveals a red cross trimmed in white against the same black enamel background. It is enclosed within a fine silver frame that displays high-quality beadwork. A white silk ribbon with two narrow black bands on it extends horizontally from the decoration.

    This Honor Cross for Women and Young Women (Ehrenkreuz für Frauen und Jungfrauen) is in excellent condition. It has been several years since we have been able to offer this decoration to you.

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  • GERMANY - IRON CROSS - 1914 - 1st CLASS - SLIGHTLY VAULTED

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS – SLIGHTLY VAULTED

    SKU: 09-1050

    $295.00

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS – SLIGHTLY VAULTED.

    This is a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. The paint on its obverse is very fine and rates about 98%. The frame’s patina is exceptional. The cross is magnetic and slightly vaulted. No hallmark appears on the reverse, which sports a fine, swollen (coke-bottle) pin.

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  • GERMANY - IRON CROSS - 1914 - 1st CLASS - NON VAULTED

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS – NON VAULTED

    SKU: 09-1051

    $295.00

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1st CLASS – NON VAULTED.

    This is a very fine, privately-purchased 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. The cross boasts very fine paint that rates at 100%. The frame’s patina is quite striking. The cross is magnetic and features a top-quality, swollen pin on its reverse. It is NOT vaulted. Its overall condition is excellent.

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  • GERMANY - IRON CROSS - 1914 - 1ST CLASS - TWO-PIECE SCREWBACK

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1ST CLASS – TWO-PIECE SCREWBACK

    SKU: 09-1052

    $350.00

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 1ST CLASS – TWO-PIECE SCREWBACK.

    This is a fine example of a two-piece, screwback, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. The paint on its obverse is superior and rates 100%. The frame displays a very fine patina. The cross is magnetic. Its reverse features a female screw that is attached to it. A circular-shaped screw “nut” fastens it down onto the cross. No silver content or manufacturer’s hallmarks are present.

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  • GERMANY - CASE - IRON CROSS - 1914 - 2ND CLASS - REPRODUCTION

    GERMANY – CASE – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS – REPRODUCTION

    SKU: 09-1053

    $95.00

    GERMANY – CASE – IRON CROSS – 1914 – 2ND CLASS – REPRODUCTION.

    We rarely offer reproduction items at Der Rittmeister Militaria, but we are making an exception today. While we currently offer several ORIGINAL Iron Cross presentation cases with their respective Iron Crosses (as well as other original presentation cases with THEIR proper decorations), we do NOT have any empty Iron Cross cases. Also, original EK cases usually cost $400 or more. Therefore, we are offering this REPRODUCTION 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Presentation Case to which you can add your own EK 2 (or we will be happy to add an original EK 2 at a discounted price).

    The REPRODUCTION 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Presentation Case measures 1” x 3” x 5.5.” It boasts a black, pebbled, leatherette exterior. The case’s lower right corner displays a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class embossed on it in silver. Its closure button easily pops the case open to allow entry into its interior. The upper half is covered in padded white silk, while the lower portion features creme-colored velvet with a fitted EK-shaped section neatly cut into it. It also contains a horizontal recess into which the ribbon could be neatly folded.

    This REPRODUCTION 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class Presentation Case will allow you to display your EK 2 in a handsome manner. [REMEMBER, DRM can supply you with either an EK 2 and/or its ribbon if you so desire].

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 - PENINSULA BANDEAU - .35 LITER

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – .35 LITER

    SKU: 18-506

    $1,395.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – .35 LITER.

    The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 is one of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Its soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of this regiment wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet.

    This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet can hold up to .35 Liter of your favorite beverage. It stands 5” (12 cm) tall, which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. Directly below the Totenkopf’s crossed bones is a bandeau for “Peninsula.” The latter was the Napoleonic Wars’ campaign commanded by Great Britain’s Lord Wellington, in which IR 92 and other German regiments won great glory.

    The Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet measures 3” in diameter at its rim and 2” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features its manufacturer’s hallmark, as well as “.35 L” for its capacity. I believe that this cup is made of “German Silver” (nickel). This is one of the finest Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 cups that I have found.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 - 10CM TALL

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 – 10CM TALL

    SKU: 18-507

    $1,495.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 OR HUSAREN-REGIMENT 17 – 10CM TALL.

    The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 and Husaren-Regiment 17 were two of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Their soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of both regiments wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet. Since the goblet does not sport a bandeau, it could belong to either Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 or Husaren-Regiment 17.

    This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 or Husaren-Regiment 17 Goblet stands 4” (10 cm) tall, which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. It does NOT display a battle campaign bandeau. It measures 3” in diameter at its rim and 1.75” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features a hallmark for “Wilkens,” a very fine German manufacturer. I believe that this cup is made of “German Silver” (nickel).

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - GOBLET - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 - PENINSULA BANDEAU - 9 CM TALL

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – 9 CM TALL

    SKU: 18-508 XKA

    $1,295.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – GOBLET – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92 – PENINSULA BANDEAU – 9 CM TALL.

    The Duchy of Braunschweig’s Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 is one of the Imperial German Army’s most legendary units. Its soldiers displayed Totenköpfe (Deaths-Heads) on their headdresses from the Napoleonic times forward. [They also sported menacing black uniforms well into the 1880’s, before transitioning to dunkel-blau (dark-blue) then WW I’s Feldgrau (field-grey) uniforms]. Naturally, members of this regiment wanted to display the Totenköpfe on their personal items as well, such as this marvelous goblet.

    This Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet stands 3.5” (9 cm) tall which is much larger than the small Totenkopf-decorated schnapps cups we have offered in the past. Its high-relief Totenkopf is quite bold. Directly below the Totenkopf’s crossed bones is a bandeau for “Peninsula.” The latter was the Napoleonic Wars’ campaign commanded by Great Britain’s Lord Wellington, in which IR 92 and other German regiments won great glory.

    The Braunschweig Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92 Goblet measures 2.25” in diameter at the rim and 1.5” in diameter at its base. Its bottom features its manufacturer’s hallmark, in addition to a hallmark for its .935 Silver content. This is a VERY high-quality, silver-hallmarked vessel from an important regiment.

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  • GERMANY - DEMITASSE (COFFEE CUP) AND SAUCER - KRIEGSFLAGGE

    GERMANY – DEMITASSE (COFFEE CUP) AND SAUCER – KRIEGSFLAGGE

    SKU: 18-509

    $125.00

    GERMANY – DEMITASSE (COFFEE CUP) AND SAUCER – KRIEGSFLAGGE.

    This is an absolutely marvelous Imperial German demitasse (small cup for serving strong black coffee after dinner) might hold three-to-four ounces of liquid. It is accompanied by its matching saucer. The white porcelain cup has a scalloped rim and sports a design of two royal-blue, laurel leaf sprigs that frame a lovely Kriegsflagge (also royal-blue) between them. A royal-blue line encircles the inside of the cup about ⅛” below the rim. The demitasse’s delicate handle exhibits a feather-like design at the three spots it attaches to the cup’s surface. All three are edged with the same contrasting royal-blue paint. The cup’s bottom features a manufacturer’s hallmark of two crossed, royal-blue swords, which appears to be for Meissen.

    The saucer presents scalloped edges and a blue line that encircles its interior ⅛” below the rim, just like the cup. Four royal-blue pairs of laurel leaf sprigs arranged around the saucer just below the blue line. The saucer’s bottom also features the two crossed, royal-blue swords in its center, as well as a blue “71″ at the 12 o’clock position.

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  • GERMANY - BUTTERDOSE (BUTTER DISH) - SMALL

    GERMANY – BUTTERDOSE (BUTTER DISH) – SMALL

    SKU: 18-510

    $95.00

    GERMANY – BUTTERDOSE (BUTTER DISH) – SMALL.

    This is a small, lidded, Imperial German “Butterdose,” or “butter dish.” The lid, which has a small handle, is inscribed “Butterdose aus den Kriegsjahren 1916.17.” The lid is accented with gold trim on its edges. A circular area where the butter resides is revealed once the lid is removed. The butter dish’s bottom features some marks, but they do NOT appear to be a manufacturer’s hallmarks.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - LEUTNANT - MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26

    SKU: 23-542

    $550.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26.

    This is an unusual pair of shoulder boards for a Leutnant who was attached to Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon Nr 26. The Marine-Infanterie was a replacement for the three See-Bataillone, which had been based in Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, and China prior to WW I. As the war ramped up, several units of Marine-Infanterie, Marine-Artillerie, and even Marine Jastas were formed. These units saw extensive service in Flanders, where some of the war’s bloodiest fighting took place. With the expansion of the Marine-Infanterie, THREE Marine-Infanterie Divisions eventually were assigned to Flanders totaling 70,000 men.

    These thin Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon Nr 26 shoulder boards measure 1” x 4.75,” and are similar in size to those one sees on a Husaren Attila. They feature silver bullion ropes that sport the black chevrons that confirm its status as a Prussian unit. Each board displays its Bataillon’s unit number “26,” rendered in gold-toned brass. The reverse indicates that these are the slip-on variety of shoulder boards, which is unusual for a junior officer. They display the blue backing typical for naval shoulder boards.

    This is our first offering of Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon shoulder boards. Previously, we have only offered those for the Seebataillon.

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  • PRUSSIA - KNIGHT’S CROSS WITH SWORDS OF THE HOHENZOLLERN HOUSE ORDER - MINIATURE

    PRUSSIA – KNIGHT’S CROSS WITH SWORDS OF THE HOHENZOLLERN HOUSE ORDER – MINIATURE

    SKU: 29-103

    $250.00

    PRUSSIA – KNIGHT’S CROSS WITH SWORDS OF THE HOHENZOLLERN HOUSE ORDER – MINIATURE.

    This is a very fine example of a miniature Knight’s Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order, Prussia’s number two award for bravery. It was only bested by the Orden Pour le Mérite. The cross’s enamel arms are multicolored, as is its center. A pair of swords extends through that center. Just like the full-sized examples of this decoration, the miniature sports an articulated crown. A correct ribbon is attached.

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  • GERMANY - BAYONET - PRIVATE-PURCHASE - SAWTOOTH -LUFTSCHIFFER BATAILLON OFFICER

    GERMANY – BAYONET – PRIVATE-PURCHASE – SAWTOOTH -LUFTSCHIFFER BATAILLON OFFICER

    SKU: 07-184 XCO

    $1,695.00

    GERMANY – BAYONET – PRIVATE-PURCHASE – SAWTOOTH -LUFTSCHIFFER BATAILLON OFFICER.

    It is a privately-purchased, Luftschiffer Bataillon Officer’s, sawtooth bayonet. The sawtooth bayonets were one of the Imperial German Army’s most fearsome weapons. They caused grievous wounds both when they were plunged in and then when they were removed from a body. It was a horrible way to die. Allied soldiers were so incensed by the discovery of sawtooth bayonets that German soldiers captured with them were themselves carved up with them. Often, German soldiers who sensed they were about to be captured simply disposed of their bayonets, then denied owning them.

    This particular example was meant purely for display purposes, or for use on parade. To begin with, the bayonet lacks a scabbard. One might consider this a huge flaw, but in reality its new owner would want to display it to reveal the blade in all its glory. This is particularly important because the bayonet is identified to a “Leutnant Herbert Schreiterer,” which allows one to research its original owner. The opposite side of the blade is inscribed “D. Offz.-Korps d. Feld Luftschiffer-Abt. L2 z. Erg. a.d. Feldzug 1914-15.” The inscription informs us that it was a gift from his fellow Luftschiffer Abteilung officers sometime during 1914 to 1915. Gifts like these were common in the Imperial German Army when an officer had completed his stint with one unit and was making his move to a new one. Clearly, this man had served in a Luftschiffer command for approximately two years. What did he do past 1915? Some further research may answer that question.

    The bayonet is what is known as an “Eagle Head” bayonet. The button that releases the blade from its Mauser Rifle looks like the raptor’s eye. The grip is made of black Bakelite and boasts three rivets. The blade measures 14.5” in length from the top of the eagle’s head to its tip, and measures 9.5” in width. The blade shows a heavy patina, but I see no suggestion of rust. [PLEASE NOTE: I am NOT a big fan of polishing items such as medals. I have an open mind, however, when it comes to swords and bayonets. If the new owner wishes to polish this bayonet, I suggest a non abrasive polish like Simichrome®. I have used Simichrome since the 1960’s for polishing car wheels, as Ferrari recommended it for the Borrani wheels on their fine cars].

    This would be a wonderful addition to any collection.

    This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA - SANKE CARD NR 450 - MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD NR 450 – MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN

    SKU: 42-225

    $135.00

    PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD NR 450 – MANFRED FREIHERR VON RICHTHOFEN.

    Manfred von Richthofen was Imperial Germany’s leading air ace, as well as WW I’s overall “Ace-of-Aces.” His final score before that fateful day in April 1918 was eighty confirmed victories. Today we are offering what was the first of the MANY Sanke Cards that were issued, Sanke Card Nr 450. It is also the only Sanke pose to feature him in his full dress uniform. He is wearing a multi place medal bar, his 1914 Iron Cross, Prussian Army Pilot Badge and, finally, the coveted Orden Pour le Mérite hangs around his neck.

    The postcard was never mailed.

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  • PRUSSIA - SANKE CARD NR 512 - LEUTNANT KARL EMIL SCHÄFER

    PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD NR 512 – LEUTNANT KARL EMIL SCHÄFER

    SKU: 42-229

    $65.00

    PRUSSIA – SANKE CARD NR 512 – LEUTNANT KARL EMIL SCHÄFER.

    Karl Emil Schäfer was one of Jasta 11’s leading pilots during 1917’s infamous “Bloody April.” He then was transferred to command Jasta 28. He shot down thirty enemy planes before being killed in June 1917. He had been awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite before his death. Today we are offering Schäfer’s Sanke Card Nr 512. He is standing near the wing of an aircraft. This may have taken place while he was with Jasta 11 since he is not wearing a PLM.

    The postcard was never mailed.

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  • AUSTRIA - PILOT BADGE - 2nd MODEL (1917) - KAISER KARL

    AUSTRIA – PILOT BADGE – 2nd MODEL (1917) – KAISER KARL

    SKU: 14-463 XMB

    $1,195.00

    AUSTRIA – PILOT BADGE – 2nd MODEL (1917) – KAISER KARL.

    It is the 2nd and final model of the Austrian Field Pilot Badge, which was authorized on 2 October 1917. It is of delicate design. At the badge’s top are the Austrian Crown and the Hungarian Crown. Below that is an eagle in flight. At its bottom is a “K” in a white shield, which is for Austria’s final Kaiser, Karl. A VERY high-quality, green, enameled wreath surrounds the badge.

    The badge’s reverse displays the manufacturer’s hallmark “Zimbler Wien VII” for Vienna’s premiere Austrian badge and decoration maker. [Just as C.E. Juncker was Prussia’s leading flight-badge maker, Zimbler was at the same level in Austria]. Two spring hooks also appear on the reverse. This was a unique Austrian method of securing flight badges to a tunic. [Doing so would have necessitated using two sewn-in vertical loops on one’s tunic].

    This Austrian Pilot badge is seen far less frequently than the 1st model, which was in use for Kaiser Franz Josef until his death in 1916. It is in excellent condition.

    This is a consignment item.

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  • The set has an Art Deco feel about it and was likely produced in the late 1920's early 1930's

    GERMANY – TABLEWARE DINING SET – 22K GOLD TRIMMED

    SKU: 18-442-490 XES

    $795.00

    Custom designed – one of a kind set, 22K GOLD TRIMMED porcelain fine dining and serving set. Provided to us from one of our avid collectors and consignors.  You will not find this set on E-Bay or even any of the replacement china sites. The set has an Art Deco feel about it and was likely produced in the late 1920’s early 1930’s.  The German family who owned this set and passed it from generation to generation had it specifically designed to their liking.

    The Set is Hallmarked and Numbered from : The Porcelain factory Fraureuth founded in 1866 Joint-stock company (German: Porzellanfabrik Fraureuth AG) in Fraureuth was one of the biggest and best standard porcelain factories of the German Reich.

    The set consists of the following:

    2 Covered Soup Terrains bowl 9 inches tall 12 inches wide

    1 Serving / Veggie Plate larger 13 7/8 long

    1 Serving plate /vegetable plate: smaller – 10 long

    1 Dessert / pudding cup on saucer 4 inches tall 4 inches wide

    3 tea / coffee cups Bavarian company

    8 saucers Bavarian 5 ½ inch diameter

    3 coffee / tea cups (round shape)

    2 saucers 5 3/4

    1 platter 12 inches diameter

    1 serving bowl 9 3/4

    6 small plates 6 1/4

    6 medium plates 7 ½ dessert plates

    7 Soup Bowls  10 1/4 diameter

    7 Dinner Plates 10 1/4 diameter

     

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  • GERMANY - PLATES (SET OF 3) - VICTORIAN ERA MOTIF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PLATES (SET OF 3) – VICTORIAN ERA MOTIF

    SKU: 18-491-493 XES

    $85.00

    Set of 3 porcelain white plates with a deep cobalt blue rim and gold trimmed.  The plates measure 10 3/4 inch diameter.  There is a wonderful painted print in center depicting a Victorian era image of a woman and gentleman outside dancing while another gentleman is playing the piccolo. The plates are decorative with some beveling on the rim along with raised edge. There is no hallmarking so to identify the specifics of where they plates were manufactured is a mystery other than they come to us from a family that has had them in their possession for nearly 100 years.

    These plate cans be sold separate or as a set.  Please call us for individual pricing.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - MÜTZE - ENLISTED MAN - ARTELLERIE - PRIVATE PURCHASE

    WÜRTTEMBERG – MÜTZE – ENLISTED MAN – ARTELLERIE – PRIVATE PURCHASE

    SKU: 33-394 XFQ

    $450.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – MÜTZE – ENLISTED MAN – ARTELLERIE – PRIVATE PURCHASE

    Today we offer a fine MÜTZE for an enlisted man in an artillery regiment from the Kingdom of WÜRTTEMBERG.

    This is a particularly interesting example as it was privately purchased as opposed to being issued from the army depot. This resulted in a mütze that was made from better materials and was not issued and reissued to multiple men. It would also have been better cared for as this man paid for it with his own funds.

    It is constructed of a fine dark blue wool. There are three red narrow trim bands. There is a wide black band which represents artillery regiments. Also, in the front we see kokarden for the Reich and Württemberg. Inside the mütze, we see a quality brown leather sweatband. The silk liner has the name of the purveyor who was located in Ulm. We also see the coat of arms for Württemberg.

    The exterior condition is also quite nice. This is a top quality example.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - SCHIRMÜTZE - NCO - INFANTERIE

    WÜRTTEMBERG – SCHIRMÜTZE – NCO – INFANTERIE

    SKU: 33-395 XFQ

    $495.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – SCHIRMÜTZE – NCO – INFANTERIE

    It is a schirrmütze for an NCO serving in an infantry regiment from Württemberg.

    It is constructed from a quality dark blue wool. It is a pre war example before the conversion to feldgrau. It has one narrow red trim band at the crown. It has a wide red band. Inside the cap we see a well used brown leather sweatband. It also has a complete and nicely conditioned silk liner. The overall condition is quite nice.

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  • PRUSSIA - BADGE - VETERANS ASSOCIATION

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – VETERANS ASSOCIATION

    SKU: 01-895 XFQ

    $50.00

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – VETERANS ASSOCIATION.

    This is a veterans association badge. It is a shield with a Prussian Eagle. It has twin black and white ribbons extending down from the badge.
    Very fine condition.

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  • GERMANY - DECORATION - KING LUDWIG III CROSS

    GERMANY – DECORATION – KING LUDWIG III CROSS

    SKU: 05-1715 XFQ

    $50.00

    GERMANY – DECORATION – KING LUDWIG III CROSS

    It is the King Ludwig III Cross. It was a civil decoration awarded for service for the state. The Cross was authorized for award on 1 July 1916. The decoration is accompanied with a blue and white ribbon.

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  • WÜRTTEMBERG - AWARD - NINE YEAR LONG SERVICE

    WÜRTTEMBERG – AWARD – NINE YEAR LONG SERVICE

    SKU: 05-1716 XFQ

    $75.00

    WÜRTTEMBERG – AWARD – NINE YEAR LONG SERVICE

    It is a nine year long service award for service in the Württemberg army and is adorned with a red and blue ribbon.

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  • SAXONY - MEDAL - FRIEDRICH AUGUST - BRONZE

    SAXONY – MEDAL – FRIEDRICH AUGUST – BRONZE

    SKU: 05-1717 XFQ

    $50.00

    SAXONY – MEDAL – FRIEDRICH AUGUST – BRONZE

    It is the Friedrich August Medal in bronze. The medal has a short piece of green and yellow ribbon.

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  • BRAUNSCHWEIG - MEDAL - WAR SERVICE - 2ND CLASS

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – MEDAL – WAR SERVICE – 2ND CLASS

    SKU: 05-1719 XFQ

    $150.00

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – MEDAL – WAR SERVICE – 2ND CLASS

    This is the War Service Medal 2nd Class from the Duchy of Braunschweig. It is the Duchy of Braunschweig equivalent to the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The medal comes with a long length of blue and yellow ribbon.

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  • BADEN - MEDAL - MILITARY MERIT - SILVER

    BADEN – MEDAL – MILITARY MERIT – SILVER

    SKU: 05-1720 XFQ

    $95.00

    BADEN – MEDAL – MILITARY MERIT – SILVER

    This is the Military Merit in Silver from the Grand Duchy of Baden. The military merit comes on a yellow and black ribbon.

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  • PRUSSIA - BADGE - ARMY LAND PILOT

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – ARMY LAND PILOT

    SKU: 14-464 XFQ

    $595.00

    PRUSSIA – BADGE – ARMY LAND PILOT

    This is a Prussian land Pilot Badge. There were three types of badges that were used. The most desirable was the two piece hollow that was often made in silver. Following that were the one piece solid badges, then the badges that were stamped similar to wound badges.
    The one piece solid are the second most desirable and from my experience are actually less frequently seen than the other two.

    This example is made from a base metal. Thus the patina is different from the other two.

    There is no hallmarking on the reverse. The pin is sturdy looking.

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  • PRUSSIA - BELT BUCKLE - PRE WAR - BRASS

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – PRE WAR – BRASS

    SKU: 15-737 XFQ

    $95.00

    PRUSSIA – BELT BUCKLE – PRE WAR – BRASS

    This item is a pre war Prussian belt buckle made of brass. It is in very fine condition and has an undented center. As this is the high point of the buckle we often see them damaged with a dent.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - OBERST

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERST

    SKU: 23-544 XFQ

    $495.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERST

    This offering is a fine pair of shoulder boards for an Oberst. The regiment is not identified. The shoulder boards have twin brass pips and a white underlay. They have black straps which enabled them to slip on the tunic.

    A lovely pair of shoulder boards for a regimental commander of a regiment.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - LIEUTENANT - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LIEUTENANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    SKU: 23-545 XFQ

    $150.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LIEUTENANT – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 10

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a Lieutenant who served in Infanterie-Regiment Nr 10 from Prussia. Each of the shoulder boards have the regimental designation in brass and a white underlay that shows some mothing. These are of the sewn in variety.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - GENERAL MAJOR

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERAL MAJOR

    SKU: 23-546 XFQ

    $395.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – GENERAL MAJOR

    It is a pair of shoulder boards for a Generalmajor from Prussia. The obverse of the shoulder boards are in top condition. The reverse does not have the underlay and the stitching is exposed. Also the straps for affixing them to a tunic are not present.

    Essentially you receive a pair with a fine obverse which is what you would display. These are bargain priced.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - HAUPTMANN - TRAIN ABTEILUNG NR 3

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – TRAIN ABTEILUNG NR 3

    SKU: 23-547 XFQ

    $250.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – HAUPTMANN – TRAIN ABTEILUNG NR 3

    This is a top quality pair of shoulder boards for a Hauptmann who served in Train-Abteilung Nr 3.

    Each shoulder board has the unit designation and the double pips of a Hauptmann. The underlay is blue and extends beyond the edges of the shoulder board. These are of the slip on variety and each shoulder board has a strap in the matching underlay color.

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  • PRUSSIA / HANOVER - SHOULDER BOARDS - MAJOR - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 73

    PRUSSIA / HANOVER – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 73

    SKU: 23-548 XFQ

    $275.00

    PRUSSIA / HANOVER – SHOULDER BOARDS – MAJOR – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 73

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for Infanterie-Regiment 73. This regiment was previously a Hanoverian regiment. After the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, Hanover was annexed into Prussia.
    This officer was a Major and thus would have either commanded a Bataillone or might have been on the staff of the regimental commander as his Deputy.

    Each shoulder board has the regimental designation in brass. The reverse does not have the underlay or the straps for the slip on function. These display well and are bargain priced.

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  • GERMANY - SHOULDER BOARDS - OBERSTLEUTNANT - UNIDENTIFIED REGIMENT

    GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – UNIDENTIFIED REGIMENT

    SKU: 23-549 XFQ

    $275.00

    GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERSTLEUTNANT – UNIDENTIFIED REGIMENT

    These are a pair of shoulder boards for an Oberstleutnant. He was from a regiment that I am unable to identify. The shoulder boards have a single pip and the regimental designation “13.” The underlay is a white / cream which extends past the edge of the shoulder board. There are straps to mount the shoulder boards on a tunic which match the color of the underlay.

    Any assistance in identifying the regiment would be both appreciated and helpful.

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - OBERLEUTNANT - MEDICAL UNIT

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – OBERLEUTNANT – MEDICAL UNIT

    SKU: 23-550 XFQ

    $150.00

    These are a pair of shoulder boards for a Doctor (Arzt) in the rank of Oberleutnant. This man would have been a doctor in a medical unit or possibly a Veterinarian. The obverse of the shoulder boards are in very fine condition with the rank and medical designation in brass.
    The reverse of the shoulder boards are very dark blue. The shoulder boards are of the slip on variety but one of the straps is not present.

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  • BAVARIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - NON MILITARY - FOR A COURT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

    BAVARIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – NON MILITARY – FOR A COURT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

    SKU: 23-551 XFQ

    $225.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a non military official in Bavaria. The official may have been a palace official or another branch of government. The shoulder boards have a flower like pip and a shield with an Eagle. The chevrons on the shoulder board are blue which suggests Bavaria.

    The shoulder boards have a blue underlay with matching blue straps which would allow the shoulder boards to be mounted to a tunic.

    Overall excellent condition.

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  • SAXONY - SHOULDER BOARDS - NON MILITARY - FOR A COURT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

    SAXONY – SHOULDER BOARDS – NON MILITARY – FOR A COURT OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL

    SKU: 23-552 XFQ

    $225.00

    This is a pair of shoulder boards for a non military official in Saxony. The official may have been a palace official or another branch of government. The shoulder boards have two flower like pips and a shield with. The chevrons on the shoulder boards are green which suggests Saxony. The shoulder boards underlay are red. These are of the sewn in variety.

    Overall excellent condition.

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  • GERMANY - SHOULDER STRAPS - ENLISTED MAN - REGIMENTAL DESIGNATION “1"

    GERMANY – SHOULDER STRAPS – ENLISTED MAN – REGIMENTAL DESIGNATION “1″

    SKU: 23-553 XFQ

    $95.00

    This is a pair of enlisted mans feldgrau shoulder straps with a unit designation of “1″ in red. They are in top condition.

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Just In From Germany - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

We are proud to feature works and art by Jack D. Hunter Author of The Blue Max

Our good friend Jack D. Hunter passed away on 13 April 2009, at the age of eighty-seven (he would have been eighty-eight in June). I miss him. He remains an extremely important influence on my life, as well as for many WWI collectors and readers.