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Drinking Vessels, Steins, Porcelain, Goblets, Flatware, etc. (18)

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  • PLATE - BAVARIA - COMMEMORATING MARTIN LUTHER’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY - ROSENTHAL

    BAVARIA – PLATE – COMMEMORATING MARTIN LUTHER’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY – ROSENTHAL

    SKU: 18-500

    $175.00

    PLATE – BAVARIA – COMMEMORATING MARTIN LUTHER’S 400TH ANNIVERSARY – ROSENTHAL Martin Luther (1483-1546) was the famous Protestant reformer for whom the Lutheran Church is named. He published his famous Ninety-five Theses in 1517, and sparked the Protestant Reformation. Today we are offering a handsome plate from the well-known Bavarian porcelain manufacturing company Rosenthal that celebrates the 400th Anniversary of the Ninety-Five Theses’ publication. The plate measures 8 1/2” in diameter and features Luther’s likeness along with the dates 1517 and 1917 in blue on a white background. The plate’s reverse features Rosenthal’s hallmark, as well as a hanger from which the plate could be hung on a wall. It is a very fine, one-hundred-year-old presentation.

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  • BELGIUM - PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT - 1914-1917 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BELGIUM – PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT – 1914-1917

    SKU: 34-79

    $110.00

    This is a very handsome, well made doily/place mat. It measures 13 1/2” x 13 1/2.” The edges are white lace, while the interior is a strikingly dark, inky-blue silk. An Iron Cross is set in the center. Embroidered in rose-pink thread above it are the words “Andenken Belgien (Souvenir of Belgium).” Further below the EK are the dates 1914-1917. (The same lovely rose-colored thread accents the interior square’s outline). Bouquets of multicolored posies, set against lace backgrounds and framed by knotted silver embroidery, grace the mat’s four corners. It is a charming reminder of a bygone era.

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  • BELGIUM- PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT - 1914-1918 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BELGIUM- PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT – 1914-1918

    SKU: 34-80

    $110.00

    This is a very handsome, well made doily/place mat. It measures 11” x 11.” The edges are white lace, while the interior is a rich chocolate color. The interior’s material feels as though it has been treated to make it somewhat water-resistant, much like oilskin. The material itself has a fine weave, and could be either linen or silk. A yellow-embroidered flower and its leafy stem grace the mat’s center. Embroidered in light-blue thread above and to the left are the words “Andenken Belgien (Souvenir of Belgium).” Below the flower to the right are the dates 1914-1918. Each corner sports an embroidered flag for one of the Central Powers (Germany, Austria, Turkey, and Bulgaria), with its proper national colors. It is a charming patriotic reminder of a bygone era.

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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 - 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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  • 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 - SALT POT - OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – SALT POT – OFFICER

    SKU: 34-26

    $695.00

    The dinner tables at officers’ messes were quite formal and elaborate, depending on the regiment. The officers’ messes at Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and Infantrie-Regiment Nr 92 were among the most elaborate of all of the German Army regiments. Today we are offering an officer’s salt pot from one of these two regiments. Small salt pots were used in place of salt shakers during the Imperial Period, especially in an officer’s mess. Sometimes they had a small spoon that allowed the user to sprinkle salt onto his food. Other times no spoon was used, and a simple “pinch” of salt sufficed. This pot measures 1 ½” in diameter and stands 1″ tall. As I look at it, the pot reminds me of a miniature kettle drum. It has engraving on its three sides, which reveals a great deal about this interesting dining accouterment. On one side is the name Oberleutnant von Schierstaedt. On a second side is the Wilhelm of Braunschweig’s Cypher. The third side bears the date 1 November 1901. Underneath, on the pot’s bottom, is hallmarking for .800 silver and for Jurgens, the Herzog (Duke) of Braunschweig’s house jeweler.   This piece has a lot of personality and a fabulous patina.

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  • VETERAN’S STEIN - BRAUNSCHWEIG - HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17

    BRAUNSCHWEIG – VETERAN’S STEIN – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17

    SKU: 18-441

    $1,050.00

    VETERAN’S STEIN – BRAUNSCHWEIG – HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 17. Braunschweig, referred to as Brunswick by the English, was a small Duchy that served as an important trade center throughout much of Germany’s earlier history. Braunschweig’s Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm (1771-1815), whose father was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschall, participated in the 1806 Battle of Jena, which was a major defeat of Prussia by Napoleon Bonaparte. Friedrich Wilhelm’s father was killed in the battle, and Braunschweig was taken over by France. Friedrich Wilhelm then fled to England in order to begin raising troops. After he had raised about 2,200 men, Friedrich Wilhelm returned to fight against Napoleon in 1809 with England’s Duke of Wellington. Friedrich Wilhelm formed both a Hussar Regiment and an Infanterie Regiment from his recruits. [The Hussar Regiment eventually became Husaren-Regiment Nr 17, while the Infanterie Regiment became Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. Both regiments eventually became famous for wearing the infamous Totenkopf (Death’s Head) on their headdresses. They also retained their black “mourning” uniforms until the switch to feldgrau in WW I]. Friedrich Wilhelm’s men became known as the “Black Brunswickers” because they wore black uniforms as a sign of mourning for their homeland’s takeover by France. Friedrich Wilhelm soon became known as the “Black Duke.” Although his troops were decimated in Spain and Portugal, the Black Duke refused to give up and refitted his regiments. When Napoleon escaped from his exile to Elba in 1815, Friedrich Wilhelm joined the allied forces rallying once more under Wellington’s command. This ultimately led to Bonaparte’s…

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  • EGYPT - FRAMED PAINTING - ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    EGYPT – FRAMED PAINTING – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 21-125

    $895.00

    The zeppelins Graf Zeppelin and Hindenburg made voyages that touched a great portion of the earth. One of their more celebrated voyages included passing over the deserts of Egypt and the pyramids. Today we offer a period painting that shows one of the Zeppelins achieving this feat. The frame is a period, burled wood. The entire framed display measures 16 1/2″ x 24.” No glass covers the painting, which measures 14″ x 21 3/4.” The painting depicts the zeppelin flying over the Great Sphinx and between two pyramids. In the foreground are a party of Egyptians and camels. This naively styled painting is signed by the artist. If you are a zeppelin collector, this will certainly enhance your wall and your collection.  < p align="JUSTIFY">

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  • GERMANY - BOOK BAG OR BRIEF CASE - ZEPPELIN - EMBROIDERED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – BOOK BAG OR BRIEF CASE – ZEPPELIN – EMBROIDERED

    SKU: 21-340 XJB

    $250.00

    ZEPPELIN – BOOK BAG OR BRIEF CASE. I have never seen an item like it. I would describe it as a youngster’s school bag or possibly a brief case.  The bag’s front flips up to allow access to its interior, and sports an embroidered scene. The scene shows a zeppelin flying over a town. It is quite clever. My guess is that a young woman made this her project. She painstakingly stitched the scene on the bag’s front cover. The scene exhibits some wear to it, as do its back portions where it was attached to the bag. It contains a good amount of space inside, in which one might fit a small laptop or notebook computer. Two leather straps on the front allow the contents to be secured. Another strap is on the back. Unfortunately, all of its hardware is not present to make it operable as a strap. A lot of time and love were put into this bag’s construction. Bag measures 13” x 10 X 3.” This is a consignment item.

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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. FOR ALL GERMAN HOUSEWARES – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - CAKE PAN - CROWN-SHAPED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – CAKE PAN – CROWN-SHAPED

    SKU: 34-76

    $75.00

    GERMANY – CAKE PAN – CROWN-SHAPED This is a tin cake baking form in the shape of a crown. The pan measures 7 1/4″ in diameter and stands 4 1/2″ tall. On our latest trip to Germany, we visited the Hanoverian castle at Celle. In the museum’s gift shop there were similar cake forms, only it was made of silicon. Now, you can have the real thing. It is ninety-plus-years-old, and quite good-looking.The form has one small hole in it.

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  • GERMANY - CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT - PRE WWI -  BALL-SHAPED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT – PRE WWI – BALL-SHAPED

    SKU: 12-715

    $75.00

    Christmas was a very special time of year for Imperial Germans (it still is). Today we are offering a significant Imperial German Christmas tree ornament. It is made of glass and is ball-shaped. As a matter of fact, it is just about the size of a golf ball (although I doubt that is what the ornament is supposed to represent)! The ornament measures 6 1/8″ in diameter. The ball is silver, with a dimpled exterior. Painted around the entire ornament are three red, white, and black stripes, representing Germany’s national colors. At the top is a typical ornament’s attachment through which a hook is placed to hang it on a Christmas tree. This marvelous ornament is very close to one-hundred-years-old. It would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree during the upcoming holidays, then you could display it with your collection for the rest of the year.

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  • GERMANY - COOKIE CUTTER - IRON CROSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – COOKIE CUTTER – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 18-195

    $85.00

    This Iron Cross cookie cutter measures 2 ½” x 2 1/4.” Enjoy your cookies in style!

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  • GERMANY - CROCHETED/EMBROIDERED HOT PAD - COMMEMORATING 500 YEARS OF GERMANY (1415-1915) - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – CROCHETED/EMBROIDERED HOT PAD – COMMEMORATING 500 YEARS OF GERMANY (1415-1915)

    SKU: 34-63

    $95.00

    This is an interesting crocheted piece celebrating the 500th anniversary of some event in Germany (1415-1915). I am not sure exactly what event it commemorates. It is designed to protect one’s hand when removing a hot dish from the oven, then serve as a hot pad to protect the table surface from the hot dish while it is being served. The piece measures 15 3/4″ x 9″ when opened up completely. A Hohenzollern Eagle is beautifully embroidered in the center of the outside flap, with the dates 1415 in the upper left corner and 1915 in the lower right. Lace decorates three sides of the flap. Underneath is the pocket into which one’s hand is placed to grasp the hot dish. It is both a practical and beautiful item, in excellent shape for its age. The embroidery is exquisite.

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  • GERMANY - CUP - AIR SERVICE, LUFTSCHIFFER SERVICE, AND THE KAISERLICHE MARINE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – CUP – AIR SERVICE, LUFTSCHIFFER SERVICE, AND THE KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 18-179

    $350.00

    This is a wonderful cup that salutes three of the most highly visible branches of the German military. Commemorated here are the Imperial German Air Service, the Zeppelin Service, and the Imperial German Navy. The cup measures 5″ in height. It is 3 1/8″ in diameter at the lip and 2 1/4″ in diameter at the base. The central theme of the cup is an outline of an Iron Cross. Within the Iron Cross we see an airplane, zeppelin, and various navy ships. Included in the vessels are surface ships and a U-boat. This is very well made by a firm in Bavaria. It is in excellent condition.

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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. FOR ALL GERMAN HOUSEWARES – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - DEMITASSE COFFEE CUP AND SAUCER WITH IRON CROSS MOTIF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – DEMITASSE COFFEE CUP AND SAUCER WITH IRON CROSS MOTIF

    SKU: 18-290

    $95.00

    This is a demitasse coffee cup and saucer. The saucer is 4 1/8″ in diameter and on its blue surface in gold we see “Erinnerung aus Großer zeit 1914/15. The saucer is marked for the noted Bavarian form Rosenthal. The demitasse cup is also blue with a handsome 1914 Iron Cross in gold. The inside of the cup is also a most striking gold. There is repaired damage to the cup as at some point it shattered in 3-4 pieces. It has been nicely repaired and the damage is more noticeable in the interior than the exterior. It is also marked for Rosenthal. While a pity that this damage took place the pricing reflects the fault.

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  • GERMANY - DINNER PLATE - AIRSHIP GRAF ZEPPELIN LZ-127's ONBOARD SERVICE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – DINNER PLATE – AIRSHIP GRAF ZEPPELIN LZ-127’s ONBOARD SERVICE

    SKU: 21-318

    $1,795.00

    Today we are offering a most interesting dinner plate that saw service on board the airship LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin. The ivory plate measures 10” in diameter. The outer edge is trimmed in gold with a decorative abstract design etched in the trim’s middle. Below this is a wider blue trim band sandwiched between very thin gold bands above and below it. An oval containing the letters “LZ,” for Luftschiff Zeppelin, appears against the blue band’s top center. Another gold trim band appears below the blue band, quite similar to the band encircling the plate’s outer edge. The plate’s reverse bears information on the manufacturer, Heinrich & Co., Selb., as well as Graf Zeppelin and 1928. 1928 was the first year that the Graf Zeppelin saw service on her maiden voyage from Germany to Lakehurst, New Jersey. The plate is in excellent condition and shows only slight signs of wear on the obverse’s blue band area.  

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  • GERMANY - FIGURINE - PORCELAIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – FIGURINE – PORCELAIN

    SKU: 26-71

    $175.00

    This is a small hand painted patriotic porcelain figurine that celebrated the second year of WW I. This figurine stands 2 3/4″ tall and is 2 ½’ wide. It consists of two columns with eagles mounted on them. Between the two columns is a wreath with an Iron Cross in the center. This entire arrangement is mounted on a base that bears the date of 1915. The reverse of this base has the number 7925. The basic color of this small figurine is white. There are gold highlights on the columns. The eagles are mostly gold. The wreath is both gold and white. The Iron Cross is black. There is a ribbon looped from it to the wreath above. This is all hand painted. The figurine has no chipping or cracks to it.

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  • GERMANY - GLOBE - SHOWING GRAF ZEPPELIN’S (LZ-127) VARIOUS ROUTES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – GLOBE – SHOWING GRAF ZEPPELIN’S (LZ-127) VARIOUS ROUTES

    SKU: 21-322

    $1,295.00

     This is one of the most interestingzeppelin items we have ever offered. It is a world globe (produced in Stuttgart, Germany) depicting the Graf Zeppelin’s (LZ-127) various worldwide routes. The LZ 127 was patterned after the LZ 126. The LZ 126 served as part of Germany’s war reparations following WW I’s end. The Zeppelin Company’s leader, Dr. Hugo Eckener, personally flew the LZ 126from its Friedrichshafen home base in southern Germany to the Lakehurst, New Jersey, U. S. Naval Air Station in October 1924. It was then turned over to the U.S. Navy and renamed the U.S.S. Los Angeles, which became the longest-serving rigid airship ever operated by the US Navy. [Lakehurst was also the site of the Hindenburg’s (LZ 129) 1937 explosion. I still remember my late mother-in-law telling me how as a New York City school girl, she and her class watched the Hindenburg fly overhead on its way to that fateful rendezvous]. Eckener was a man who understood the value of publicity and took full advantage of it. Upon his return to Germany, he lobbied the German government for support and financial assistance to build a zeppelin for commercial purposes. While Eckener received some governmental support, most of the more than two million Reichsmarks necessary to begin the zeppelin’s production was donated by the German public. The German people had enthusiastically supported Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin (1838-1917) when he built the first airships. Even when a zeppelin had crashed and been totally destroyed, the German people had…

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  • GERMANY - HAND TOWEL - ZEPPELIN GUEST - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – HAND TOWEL – ZEPPELIN GUEST

    SKU: 21-120

    $325.00

    This is a most unusual guest towel, which was hung in the bathroom to “make pretty” for guests. When I first saw this, I thought it was a table scarf. Then I saw a loop sewn onto the towel’s edge so it could be hung from a hook. This allowed one to display its marvelous exterior. Towels are hung like this in Germany today, to dry one’s hands on at the sink. The towel measures 20 1/2″ x 18 1/2.” It is woven in a handsome gray, red and white damask pattern. Three central panels alternate zeppelin and balloon motifs. This towel is in mint condition. From the looks of it, it was never used. You will be struck by the caliber of this towel. I believe it would be very difficult to produce such a superior towel today.

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  • GERMANY - INK WELL - BIEDERMAIER PERIOD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – INK WELL – BIEDERMAIER PERIOD

    SKU: 18-57

    $195.00

    This is a unique ink well from the Biedermaier period, which was from approximately 1815-1858. The inkwell begins with a burled style of wood base. Mounted on the wood base are small metal “buttons.” Attached to the base is a metal, saucer-like arrangement where spilled ink, pen nibs, paper clips, etc. might be placed. A small glass bottle for the ink is then attached to this area. The stopper for the ink bottle is of the same design as the base, with the inclusion of a floral motif. All is of very fine quality and condition. For you folks who enjoy using a fountain pen (as I do), this would be a great desk piece that could be filled with the ink of your choice. It would make a handsome addition to a desk without ink, as well.

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  • GERMANY - KRIEGSFLAGGE-DECORATED TABLE SCARF/PILLOWCASE/ DISPLAY ITEM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – KRIEGSFLAGGE-DECORATED TABLE SCARF/PILLOWCASE/ DISPLAY ITEM

    SKU: 34-86

    $175.00

    This is a wonderful item that could have been used many different ways. It measures 13″ x 17 1/4.” The material is a fine cotton. A high-quality kriegsflagge replica has been embroidered onto it. To the flag’s right, embroidered in yellow, red, white, and black, is the saying “Stolzweht die Flagge schwarz weiss rot” (Proudly flies the flag black white red). It is very attractive. Only your imagination limits how it may be used. You could even use it as a place mat. Break out your Imperial German place setting and enjoy your knockwurst and sauerkraut in style!

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  • GERMANY - LINEN NAPKIN/DRESSER SCARF - GERMAN NATIONAL COLORS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – LINEN NAPKIN/DRESSER SCARF – GERMAN NATIONAL COLORS

    SKU: 34-13

    $85.00

    This is a finely-made linen napkin that measures 15 ½” x 16 ½.” It is trimmed attractively in Germany’s national colors, red, black, and white. The item is in lovely condition. Only your imagination limits how it can be used.

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  • GERMANY - METAL PLAQUE - BARON’S COAT OF ARMS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – METAL PLAQUE – BARON’S COAT OF ARMS

    SKU: 34-65

    $50.00

    GERMANY – METAL PLAQUE – BARON’S COAT OF ARMS This is a small metal plaque that measures 3 ½” x 4.” It shows a particular Baron’s (Freiherr’s) Coat-of-Arms. If I am reading the engraving correctly, it features a name as well, and he may have been attached to an Ulanen-Regiment. It also has the dates 1923/24. Two screws appear on the reverse, so it was screwed into something at some point.

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  • GERMANY - NAPKIN RING - HAND CARVED - VETERAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – NAPKIN RING – HAND CARVED – VETERAN

    SKU: 34-82

    $125.00

    This item loosely could be considered Trench Art. I say loosely as it is a beautiful, hand carved, wooden napkin ring. The napkin ring stands 1 3/4″ tall and measures 2″ in diameter. Carved on the side we see “4 Komp. III. Landst. Batl. Feldwebel Gorlig.” This appears in the napkin ring’s center. Above and below the description we see a continuous ring of laurel leaves. It is a very handsome napkin ring. With a fine cloth or linen napkin, it would make a fine display.

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  • GERMANY - NAPKIN RING - TRENCH ART -  "WALKER RIDGE 1915" - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – NAPKIN RING – TRENCH ART – “WALKER RIDGE 1915”

    SKU: 34-66

    $125.00

    GERMANY – NAPKIN RING – TRENCH ART – “WALKER RIDGE 1915” This is a napkin ring that falls under the category of “Trench Art.” A hammered copper band is surmounted by an artillery shell driving band. An applied copper shield appears on the driving band. On the shield we see “Walker Ridge 1915.” It is an interesting example of Trench Art’s variety. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT “WALKER RIDGE 1915” – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - NAPKIN RING - VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – NAPKIN RING – VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG

    SKU: 34-74

    $30.00

    This is a napkin ring which commemorates the Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Leipzig. This is a massive monument which was dedicated in 1913 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Napoleonic wars. This was a major year in German history and there was much going on to honor German’s role in these wars. This monument is every bit as impressive today as it was nearly 100 years ago and Kaiser Wilhelm II and the King of Saxony were both there for its dedication.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC BOX - FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS

    SKU: 03-109

    $275.00

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING 1914 IRON CROSS This is a small metal box made of zinc, a commonly used metal in patriotic items. The lid displays a 1914 Iron Cross that measures 1 ⅛” x 1 ⅛.” Interestingly, the Iron Cross is very close to a Prinzengroße-sized Iron Cross. [Literally translated as “prince-sized,” these crosses were worn in Germany’s early days by young princes who were authorized to wear their fathers’ decorations, which were appropriately downsized for their smaller stature. By the time WW I began, they were worn more commonly by noblemen, as well as other officers adopted them to be fashionable]. The cross is of a strikingly high quality. It very possibly could be an actual Prinzengroße Iron Cross. This small patriotic zinc box is adorned with ornate scroll work. The interior of the box lid, while in excellent condition does appear to have been engraved at one time but then was scratched out. It is a finely executed box in first-rate condition.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC DOILY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC DOILY

    SKU: 18-186

    $195.00

    This is a very early war, or perhaps even prewar, embroidered patriotic doily. It measures 10 1/4″ x 10 1/4.” It features crossed flags representing Bavaria and Prussia, and the date 1914. It is a handsome piece of handiwork.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT CELEBRATING WW I ALLIED VICTORY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT CELEBRATING WW I ALLIED VICTORY

    SKU: 34-91

    $50.00

    PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT CELEBRATING WW I ALLIED VICTORY. During WW I and shortly thereafter, patriotic objects were numerous and varied. As with so many wars, the initial enthusiasm and excitement soon devolved into grimness as the war years dragged on and on. By the war’s end, few families in Europe had not been affected by family members’ or friends’ deaths and the sheer horror of all-out war. While Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Turkey had little to celebrate, the Allies found validation in victory. The item we are offering today details the winning camp’s attitude. This 11″ x 14″ doily/place mat revels in the Allied victory. It features an exquisitely delicate lace background that contains an 8″ x 10″ pink satin frame several inches inside it. A smaller, 3″ x 4″ panel within the pink frame displays the date “1919.” Each of the date’s numbers has been stitched from the various, victorious Allies’ national flags. For example, Great Britain’s Union Jack appears on the initial “1,” along with Japan’s flag. France and Australia appear on the “9.” The second “1” features the USA’s flag by itself. [This is only a partial list. Most of the major nations that participated in the war, including Belgium, appear on the various numbers. Below the numbers is a legend that proclaims “Souvenir de France.” This lovely piece is in excellent condition.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC JEWELRY STORAGE BOX  - FEATURING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC JEWELRY STORAGE BOX – FEATURING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG – METAL

    SKU: 03-50

    $195.00

    PATRIOTIC BOX – FEATURING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG This patriotic jewelry storage box is the type that probably graced a woman’s dressing table, although it is possible a man might have used it for cuff links, stickpins, and so on. The octagonal metal box is embellished with roses, metal cabochons, and fancy scrollwork. Its crowning glory is a large, high-relief portrait of von Hindenburg in the center of the lid, with the label “Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg.” The box measures 6″ in length, 4″ in width and 3″ in height. It rests on four scroll-decorated feet. The remains of a gilt or silver wash can still be seen, although much of it has worn off over the years. The box itself would appear to be made of tin, or some other base metal. Although it has a lock, the key is missing. Inside, the top lid retains its linen cover. This would enable the owner to insert stickpins or other pieces of jewelry into for safekeeping. Some cotton batting remains inside the box, which may have been used to protect valuables, and keep them from bumping into one another. All in all, this is a very charming patriotic item.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC KEEPSAKE BOX - ZINC - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC KEEPSAKE BOX – ZINC

    SKU: 03-36

    $195.00

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC KEEPSAKE BOX – ZINC This is a very well-made and unusual oval-shaped patriotic keepsake box.  The storage box appears to be made of zinc. It is double-hinged. The lid is doubled hinged and has a nice weight to it.  As we open the lid, we find that the box is lined in either a coarse faded rose silk or possibly cotton. The top of the lid has a feminine design with a 1914 Iron Cross in the center. Four roses are at compass points outside the frame that surround the Iron Cross. The exterior side ring of the box features a series of small jewel like frame engravings. This is one of those fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous. Let your imagination lead you to whatever treasures you want to place inside it. Better yet, why not give it to a special someone?

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC ORNAMENT  - FROSTED HAND PAINTED GLASS BELL SHAPED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC ORNAMENT – FROSTED HAND PAINTED GLASS BELL SHAPED

    SKU: 18-512

    $325.00

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC ORNAMENT – FROSTED HAND PAINTED GLASS BELL SHAPED Patriotic boxes were important collectible in Imperial Germany before and during WW I. The box that we are offering today is quite different. It is made of glass and is bell-shaped. It stands 4 1/4″ tall and measures 3 1/2″ in diameter at its base. The glass is frosted opaque. Painted on its exterior is an Iron Cross surrounded by a holly leaf wreath. The wreath is tied at the bottom with a bow sporting Germany’s national colors. The box separates and the top half tilts backwards (the edges are lined with gilt-toned metal). This is an exquisite, well made, unusual box with a holiday theme. It almost looks like a Christmas tree ornament!

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC PILLOW COVER / WALL COVERING - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PILLOW COVER / WALL COVERING

    SKU: 34-83

    $125.00

    Patriotic items came in all forms. Women on the home front became very involved and would embroider, needlepoint or sew projects. This item could have been used as a wall covering or it might have been displayed on a sofa or chair pillow. The item measures 18″ x 15 3/4.” Lace edging trims the entire piece. Its basic color is white, with red and black worked into it (the three being Imperial Germany’s national colors). Each corner features an Iron Cross. At the top are the years “1914-1917.” In the center is a Hohenzollern Crown. The cover is in excellent condition. Framed, it would make an impressive presentation. One also could attach it to a pillow and have an equally amazing display.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC PILLOWCASE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC PILLOWCASE

    SKU: 34-77

    $195.00

    This is a highly detailed, colorful, patriotic, pillowcase or pillow cover that could be sewn onto a pillow. It measures 31″ x 22.” Its colorful scene is comprised of a stahlhelm and crossed kriegsflagges. At the bottom is the legend “Front Heil!” All of this has been stitched on a heavy grade of cotton. It is very handsome.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC SERVING TRAY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC SERVING TRAY

    SKU: 18-193

    $275.00

    This tray is most interesting. Its central motif shows Germany oldest general (Generalfeldmarschall, actually) of WW I, Graf von Haesler. This man, who was a cavalrymen, came from the Uhlans. He served Germany in four wars, in 1864, 1866, 1870, and in WW I. This serving tray has a wooden frame and wooden handles with brass trim. It measures 12 ½” x 7 7/8.” In the center under glass is a very colorful patriotic rendition of von Haesler with flags, banners, etc. Von Haesler is dressed in the feldgrau uniform of a Generalfeldmarschall. He is superimposed over an Iron Cross with the date 1914. In looking at this, I have come to the conclusion that this was at one time the lid of a cigar box. It was probably used to house fine Havana cigars! Today it can serve as a wonderful serving tray to hold your drinks when served at cocktail hour, or for any other purpose. Or, it would look neat on its own!

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC TABLE/DRESSER SCARF - WESTERN FRONT MAP - 1914 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC TABLE/DRESSER SCARF – WESTERN FRONT MAP – 1914

    SKU: 34-94

    $95.00

    PATRIOTIC TABLE/DRESSER SCARF – WESTERN FRONT MAP – 1914. This is a most unusual item. I would describe it as a table or dresser scarf that measures 22″ x 25 ½,” and takes the form of a multicolored map depicting the Western Front, including Belgium, France, and Western Germany. The legend listed below appears in the map’s lower left corner. Karte (Map) vom (of) Deutsch-Französischen (German-French) Kriegschauplatz (Theater of War) 1914 The map is made of thin, gauzy cotton, similar to what was used on many of the period’s military and patriotic flags. The flag features a wide red border on its edge, followed by smaller, red, black and white (Germany’s national colors) half-inch-wide borders surrounding the black and white map in its center. Numerous oak leaves (symbolizing German strength) are laid diagonally across these national color bands. The highly-detailed central map concentrates on the northern part of France, with most of Belgium, as well as the strip of Western Germany that shared its eastern border with France. City names are prominently displayed, as well as depictions of more hilly terrain. The scarf is in very fine condition, overall. With some creativity on the part of its new owner, it would make a fine addition to a WW I display.

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC WICKER BASKET - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC WICKER BASKET

    SKU: 18-209

    $65.00

    This is an unusual patriotic wicker basket. The basket stands 3 5/8″ tall and 7 5/8″ in diameter. Attached to the basket’s top is a ribbon and bow in Germany’s national colors. It is perfect for any number of uses, from display to storage to picnicking at an Imperial German re-enactment event.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - FRAMED - HAND COLORED - FRIEDRICHSHAFEN WITH A ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – FRAMED – HAND COLORED – FRIEDRICHSHAFEN WITH A ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 21-83

    $225.00

    Let me begin by telling how exquisite this piece is. It is a hand colored photograph of Friedrichshafen circa 1900 to 1910. It looks down on the city as it meanders along the edge of Lake Konstanz. Friedrichshafen was the zeppelin’s birthplace under the care of Graf (Count) von Zeppelin. The airships were often seen in the sky over the city and the lake, which separates Germany from Switzerland. Indeed, this portrait depicts a zeppelin in flight. The photo is quite unusual as it is slightly vaulted under the glass of the frame! A small brass plaque under the glass identifies the city as “Friedrichshafen a/B.” The frame is gilt, with short diagonal black lines accenting the molding. The frame and photo measure 6″ x 5.” On the back both an easel and a ring appear by which the piece can be displayed. It is in delightful shape and is of the highest caliber. A lot of pride went into the manufacture of this item.

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  • GERMANY - PITCHER - ONE-HANDLED - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PITCHER – ONE-HANDLED – METAL

    SKU: 18-261

    $150.00

    This is an interesting one-handled pitcher that appears to be made of pewter. It stands 7 1/2″ tall and 5″ wide. The pitcher sits on a X” in diameter base. The base has a dent. No other problem mars the pitcher. The central motif on the pitcher’s side is two knights greeting one another. The knight on the right appears to be dropping to his knee and offering homage to the other. The piece dates from around 1900.

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  • GERMANY - PLATE - MILITARY THEMES FROM CHILD’S VIEWPOINT - KPM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PLATE – MILITARY THEMES FROM CHILD’S VIEWPOINT – KPM

    SKU: 18-321

    $395.00

    This is an interesting plate, which comes from the noted Prussian porcelain firm, KPM. KPM was located in Berlin and served every Prussian King and Kaiser from Frederick the Great onward. By the time KPM was serving Kaiser Wilhelm II, they were producing large numbers (in terms of place settings) of tableware and in multiple patterns. As if it were not enough that they produced tableware for all the various castles wherein the Kaiser entertained, they also produced tableware for the Kaiser’s ships. Tableware had to be provided for the S.M.S. Deutschland (the ship he sailed on when he was with the fleet) and the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern (his primary yacht). This gives you just a hint of the quantity, not to mention the quality of the items that KPM produced. They did other work aside from the royal family (this included the Kaiserin, the Kaiser’s children, and other Princes of the House of Hohenzollern). The plate measures 7 3/4” in diameter. It is multicolored and has an angel as the central motif. Around the angel are items that appeal to children, although most are of a military nature. One sees a teddy bear wearing a busby. An airplane appears, as well as a cannon and a drum. Even a zeppelin shows up. The plate’s obverse is in excellent condition. As we examine the reverse, we see the hallmarking for KPM. Also a chip is present here, which, while unfortunate, does not detract from the overall presentation of the plate.

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  • PLATE - PATRIOTIC FEATURING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL VON HINDENBURG

    GERMANY – PLATE – PATRIOTIC FEATURING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL VON HINDENBURG

    SKU: 18-501

    $150.00

    PLATE – PATRIOTIC FEATURING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL VON HINDENBURG. Paul von Hindenburg was Germany’s most popular military official during WW I. Recalled from retirement in 1914, he commanded a victorious army in Russia during 1914 to 1915. He rose to become the Chief of the German General Staff in 1916. His popularity continued after WW I’s end, and eventually was elected the Weimar Republic’s President. Our offering today is a most handsome patriotic plate that measures 10” in diameter. The multicolored plate features green, red, black, white, and gold highlights, with gold being the dominant color. It is an early war example that displays the legend “Aus Großer Zeit 1914-15” (From the Greater Time 1914-15). The plate is in mint condition, with no chips or damage.

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  • GERMANY - PLATE - ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PLATE – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 21-319

    $1,295.00

     Zeppelin tableware is very prized among collectors. Today we have an unusual offering to share with you, a gorgeous salad plate. You may have seen similar examples among tableware from the Graf Zeppelin(LZ 127) or the Hindenburg (LZ 129). The elegant plate sports a wide gold trim band around its rim, with a narrower blue band immediately below it. An even thinner gold band is located several inches further down, where it encircles the plates central depression. The plate measures 8″ in diameter. The plate’s face features a legend, “Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei,” encircling a globe that encloses a zeppelin. All of the latter is situated above and parallel to the plate’s six o’clock position, where it is intersected by the inmost thin gold band.  [A three-quarter-inch hairline stress mark appears at the plate’s seven o’clock position, running from behind the second “p” in “Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei”(beneath the globe) down to the thinner gold trim band’s edge. It cannot be felt when one runs a fingernail over it.  It appears to be under the glazing that was applied to the plate.  We have included it in our accompanying photographs]. Here is where the plate differs from standard zeppelin tableware. At its twelve o’clock position, located halfway between the blue trim band and the inmost slender gold band is a blue oval. The oval contains the initials “WB,” rendered in white and stacked atop one another. Both the blue oval and the white initials are thinly outlined in gold. Certain important families…

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  • GERMANY - PLATE - ZEPPELIN ZR III (LATER U.S.S. LOS ANGELES) PRODUCED BY NOTED GERMAN PORCELAIN FIRM ROSENTHAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PLATE – ZEPPELIN ZR III (LATER U.S.S. LOS ANGELES) PRODUCED BY NOTED GERMAN PORCELAIN FIRM ROSENTHAL

    SKU: 21-312

    $795.00

    Today we are offering a very high-quality commemorative plate for the Zeppelin ZR III. This was the internal American code for what would become the LZ 126. It was constructed in 1923-1924 and delivered personally to the U.S. Navy in October 1924 by the Zeppelin Company’s Managing Director, Hugo Eckener. It was a part of Germany’s WW I war reparations. In fact, the airship’s buildingsaved the Zeppelin Company following WW I. Upon delivery to the U.S. Navy at Lakehurst, New Jersey, the 1937 site of the Hindenburg’s(LZ 129) explosion, the LZ 126/ZR III became the U.S.S. Los Angeles. The LZ 126 was very similar in general construction to the LZ 127(Graf Zeppelin) and was built as a “passenger airship” rather than a military airship and thus permitted under the Treaty of Versailles’ terms. The Graf Zeppelin entered service in 1928. She remained in service until October 1937. Ultimately, she performed 590 flights spanning the globe, covering more than 1,000,000 miles. Imperial Germany had three major porcelain manufacturers. KPM (Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin) was founded in 1763 and produced tableware for the Prussian royal families from Friedrich the Great forward. All Kaisers, Kings, and Princes and their spouses acquired their tableware from KPM, which undoubtedly was Germany’s best known firm. The next noted manufacturer was Meissen,which was located in Saxony. It began producing porcelain in 1710, making it the oldest German porcelain manufacturer. Meissen was famous for their plates. They specialized in producing commemorative plates that commemorated many military units and establishments…

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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. FOR MORE HOUSEWARES – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - PURSE - LADIES SMALL PATRIOTIC CHANGE PURSE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PURSE – LADIES SMALL PATRIOTIC CHANGE PURSE

    SKU: 34-89

    $95.00

    Here is an interesting ladies’ accessory that was purchased at a well known Berlin military uniform shop. This small change purse joins the many different patriotic items available for soldiers’ wives, sweethearts, mothers, and sisters. It measures 4 ½” x 5″ and is cut from the same dark-blue wool material used for many German military uniforms. The firm’s label is revealed when its front flap is unsnapped. The label is attached to the flap’s black silk inner lining and reads “Wilhelm Braun/Berlin S.W. 61/Yorkstr. 16.” The flap’s dark-blue outer cover features the silver bullion used to decorate an NCO’s tunic sleeves. The bullion runs horizontally across the flap’s base and is surmounted by a red, then a yellow, miniature shoulder strap. The straps could represent any one of a number of Prussian Army Garde-Regiments. [For example, the red shoulder strap was used by, but not limited to, such units as the Kaiser Franz Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 2, the Garde-Jäger-Bataillon, the Garde-Schützen-Bataillon, the 2. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment, or the Garde-Pionier- Bataillon. By the same token, the yellow shoulder strap was used by, but not limited to, such units as the Garde-Fusilier-Regiment, the 2. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß, or the 3. Garde-Ulanen-Regiment]. The purse’s interior could secure such small items as paper money and change, personal papers, etc. It sports a set of short yellow cords at its top by which a lady could suspend it from her wrist. It is a very handy little item that could still be used by some special lady in…

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  • GERMANY - SCHNAPPS GLASS - ZEPPELIN MOTIF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SCHNAPPS GLASS – ZEPPELIN MOTIF

    SKU: 21-82

    $225.00

    This is a small schnapps glass celebrating the city of Friedrichshafen and its involvement with zeppelins. Hand painted in multiple colors on the glass’s front is the city with a zeppelin overhead. Also appearing in the painted area is the legend, “Friedrichshafen Bodensee.” This small cup stands 2 1/4″ tall. I have never seen a shape quite like this on items of this nature. It is in excellent condition.

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  • GERMANY - SERVING TRAY - METAL - FEATURING IRON CROSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SERVING TRAY – METAL – FEATURING IRON CROSS

    SKU: 18-205

    $75.00

    This is a painted metal serving tray. It was a part of the effects I acquired in an officer’s foot locker. The tray measures 7 5/8″ x 6 7/8.” It depicts an orange-painted surface along with a black Iron Cross. I have not come across a tray like this before. It is well made and in very good condition.

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  • GERMANY - SERVING TRAY - SILVERED WITH MIRRORED BASE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SERVING TRAY – SILVERED WITH MIRRORED BASE

    SKU: 18-204

    $125.00

    Life in Imperial Germany was much more formal than ours. Entertaining was more elaborate. This is obvious from the glassware, tableware, etc. used at the time. {For further examples of the ornate and delightful pieces available, visit our PATRIOTIC TABLEWARE MERCHANDISE PAGE. This silvered tray measures 14″ in diameter and is quite large. It rests on three small balled “feet.” The edges have an intricate cutout design that is quite attractive. The center of the serving tray is mirrored and silvered. This makes for an interesting effect. However from age and use the mirror is flaking in places. Its coating is no longer complete. The tray is still sturdy. If one put some silver polish on this, it could look amazing. Or, one can enjoy its patina as is.

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  • GERMANY - SMALL CUP HONORING THE NAVY AND KIEL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – SMALL CUP HONORING THE NAVY AND KIEL

    SKU: 18-221

    $65.00

    This is a small zinc cup that honors the Navy and Kiel. On the sides are panels for the Marine Akademie, S.M.Y. Hohenzollern, Kaiser Wilhelm Denkmal, the University, and the Kgl. (Royal) Schloss. The cup stands 3″ tall, 2 1/8″ in diameter at the rim, and 1 ½” in diameter at the base. The cup is somewhat out of round, but the exterior is just fine.

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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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  • GERMANY - TABLECLOTH  - COMMEMORATING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG’S BATTLE OF TANNENBERG VICTORY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – TABLECLOTH – COMMEMORATING GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG’S BATTLE OF TANNENBERG VICTORY

    SKU: 34-85

    $195.00

    The Battle of Tannenberg was one of Germany’s most important WW I victories. German forces on the Eastern front were commanded by then-Generaloberst Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). The battle took place 23-30 August 1914, between one German army and two Russian armies during WW I’sfirst month. The victory made von Hindenburg a hero in Germany, and he was showered with honors throughout the war. He ultimately became the Chief of the General Staff (Chef des Generalstabs) in 1916, and held that position until WW I’s end. Today we are offering a patriotic tablecloth that commemorates the German victory at the Battle of Tannenberg. The tablecloth measures 50″ x 57 ½.” The predominant color is light-blue on a white background. Each corner sports a large portrait of von Hindenburg in uniform wearing a Pour le Mérite. The tablecloth features many designs that make enchanting enhancements to the overall display. In the center is a church, and below it the legend “Das Kirchlein zu Tannenberg” (the Tannenberg Chapel). The tablecloth is in excellent condition. It makes for a wonderful addition to any table, even if the table is larger than the tablecloth itself.

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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   This is a consignment item. TO VIEW ALL HOUSEWARES AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE

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  • GERMANY - TANKARD - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – TANKARD – METAL

    SKU: 18-260

    $125.00

    Here we have a metal tankard. It appears to be made of pewter. Its capacity is about a half a litre and it stands 6 1/4″ tall. No design is readily evident on its sides. The initials “MK” are engraved on the top of the lid. Inside the tankard one can discover the manufacturer’s markings for its production firm. It dates from about 1900. It is a handsome tankard that is ready to be used on any occasion.

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  • GERMANY - THIMBLE - FROM THE TIME OF THE GREAT WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – THIMBLE – FROM THE TIME OF THE GREAT WAR

    SKU: 34-75

    $60.00

    GERMANY – THIMBLE – FROM THE TIME OF THE GREAT WAR Over the years I have seen and offered many types of patriotic items from the Great War. This is surely one of the more unique. It has the dates 1914-1915-1916, along with Iron Crosses on the side.

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  • GERMANY - TILE - ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – TILE – ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 21-171

    $395.00

    This is a most unusual kitchen tile featuring a zeppelin in flight. The tile measures 3 3/4″ x 4 1/8.” The zeppelin is in high relief. Look closely, and you can see a light house and a ship at sea. While the tile is white, some trim on all four corners is blue. The tile’s back has information on its manufacturer.

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  • GERMANY - TRUNK - ZEPPELIN-RELATED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – TRUNK – ZEPPELIN-RELATED

    SKU: 03-133

    $995.00

    This is an interestingzeppelin-related footlocker.  The foot locker is quite stout and well made.  Its overall exterior dimensions are 32″ x 17″ x 18.”  The foot locker is not square.  Instead, it sports an arched top.  Two leather straps appear on the side.  In addition, it has decorative bars that measure 18 ½” x 2.”  Four decorative buttons appear on each bar. Three are on the top, two are on each side, and on the back.  One lock is present in the center that was secured by a key, which is NOT present.  Flanking it are two more locks that have NOT ever had keys. They are only manually locked down to help secure the locker’s top. The locker’s top sports a zeppelin’s profile, measuring 7″ x 1,” etched into its surface.  Upon opening the locker, we reveal a total of thirteen original photographs & postcards inside its lid. These tie-in quite well with the zeppelinmotif.  A removable partition/tray that measures 30 ½ x 16″ also is revealed when the locker is opened.  The pullout tray features six dividers on both the top and bottom.  Each of the six divided trays measures 11 3/4″ x 4 ½.”  If you imagine a letter divider’s appearance, this is quite similar, although on a larger scale. The tray can be removed.  An identical tray is at the bottom.  I do not understand why the upper tray is double-sided. The foot locker is quite sturdy and well built, which also means it is quite HEAVY.…

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  • GERMANY - VASE - SOLDIER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – VASE – SOLDIER

    SKU: 26-70

    $100.00

    This is a small vase that would be suitable for holding a bud or other small flower. The flower holder looks like a guard house or door and stands 4″. A soldier wearing a pickelhaube and holding his Mauser stands against it. It is in charming condition.

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  • GERMANY - VASE - TWO-HANDLED - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – VASE – TWO-HANDLED – METAL

    SKU: 18-262

    $150.00

    This is a pewter, two-handled vase. It stands 8 1/2″ tall and 6 3/4″ wide. The obverse features a noble family’s coat-of-arms. At the very least, this family held the title “Von.” The head of the family might also have held the title of Baron or Count. Each handle is in the shape of a woman. It is exquisitely executed, and dates from the turn of the 20th Century.

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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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  • GERMANY - WALL PLAQUE - "VERDUN 1916" - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – WALL PLAQUE – “VERDUN 1916”

    SKU: 12-796

    $150.00

    This is a very touching and poignant reminder of the Great War. It is a wooden wall plaque bearing the legend “Verdun 1916.” The two WW I battles that most remind us of its ultimate futility are Verdun and the Somme. Many other battles were equally gruesome and heartbreaking, but these two battles’ geographic and chronological proximity geometrically increases their significance. Nearly five million men were committed as combatants in the two battles, which resulted in nearly two million causalities. The Battle of Verdun lasted from 21 February to 18 December 1916. The Battle of the Somme lasted from 1 July to 18 November 1916. The primary German commander at Verdun was Prussia’s Kronprinz Wilhelm, while Kronprinz Rupprecht of Bavaria was in command at the Somme. Both battles were bloodbaths, yet the war lasted another long two years after they had been fought. Our offering is a wooden wall plaque that measures 7 ¾” x 7 ¾.” Carved into the plaque’s bottom in German Fraktur script is “Verdun 1916.” Mounted directly above that is a complete artillery driving band that measures 4 ¾” in diameter. A hanger is on the reverse.

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  • PATRIOTIC PORCELAIN WINE GOBLET - FROM NOTED FIRM H & C SELB

    GERMANY – WINE GOBLET – FROM NOTED FIRM H & C SELB

    SKU: 18-502

    $95.00

    PATRIOTIC PORCELAIN WINE GOBLET – FROM NOTED FIRM H & C SELB This porcelain wine goblet is in good condition. It stands 5” tall, is 3.5” in diameter at the rim, and 2.5” in diameter at the base. It sports a row of colorful blue, green, and black flowers beginning at the rim. A trim band of Imperial Germany’s red, white, and black national colors separates that row from a row of golden oak leaves. The latter sits above the words “Zum Andenken Kriegsjahr 1914/17″ (To Commemorate the War Years 1914/17), which are underscored by two lines of fine, gold trim. The hallmark for H & C Selb, Bavaria appears underneath on the base. Heinrich and Company is a Bavarian firm located in Selb, Bavaria, which was founded in 1903. It remains in business today under the ownership of Villeroy & Boch AG. The piece sports vibrant colors with no chipping, and is fine condition, overall. This goblet is value-priced!

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  • GERMANY EAST AFRICA - SPOONS - MADE FROM 1/4 RUPIE COINS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY EAST AFRICA – SPOONS – MADE FROM 1/4 RUPIE COINS

    SKU: 18-66

    $110.00

    These are the most interesting and delicate spoons I have ever encountered. They are handmade. The bowl of the spoon is actually a 1/4 Rupie coin from German East Africa. They are hammered into a bowl-like shape, which would allows them to be used to stir a beverage. The coins are dated from the early 1900’s. The obverse shows Wilhelm II in his Garde du Corps helmet. The reverse has the denomination of the coin, date, and location. The shaft of the spoon is knurled and is topped by a small ball. I have four of these and each is a bit different. There is some obscuring of the coin markings where the hammering took place.

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  • PRUSSIA - BOWL- KAISER WILHELM II - SOUP BOWL - S.M.Y. HOHENZOLLERN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – BOWL- KAISER WILHELM II – SOUP BOWL – S.M.Y. HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 20-343

    $2,295.00

    The S.M.Y. (Seiner Majestät Yacht) Hohenzollern was Kaiser Wilhelm II’s royal yacht. An earlier royal yacht by the same name was launched in 1878 and used by the House of Hohenzollern heads until 1892. It was then renamed the Kaiser Adler and later scrapped in 1912. The second, and most famous, S.M.Y. Hohenzollern was placed in service in 1894. It was used extensively by Kaiser Wilhelm II until just shortly before WW I began, when it was retired. [A bigger and even more opulent S.M.Y. Hohenzollern actually was launched in 1914, but it remained incomplete due to the war]. Wilhelm II spent the equivalent of five years (from 1894 through the first part of 1914) aboard the second Hohenzollern, primarily sailing around the Baltic, North, and Mediterranean Seas. Every summer, with the exception of 1906, Wilhelm’s favorite destination was Norway. The Hohenzollern, accompanied by at least one German cruiser anchored in a fjord, where the Kaiser exercised daily in the morning, sailed, and enjoyed visits ashore. He and his guests dined luxuriously from a table service specifically designed for use aboard the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern. The Kaiser maintained many different place settings at his various castles and estates. He even had a set designed for his use aboard the Kaiserliche Marine’s various flagships, as well as aboard his racing sloop. [Saying the Kaiser knew how to live it up in style is a gross understatement]. One tableware pattern that many Imperial German collectors prefer is that from the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern’s table…

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  • PRUSSIA - CREPE PAPER DESIGNS - HOHENZOLLERN EAGLE AND GERMAN NATIONAL FLAG (2) - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – CREPE PAPER DESIGNS – HOHENZOLLERN EAGLE AND GERMAN NATIONAL FLAG (2)

    SKU: 12-373

    $25.00

    When I first came across these I thought they were paper napkins. Having said that, it made no sense. Napkins during the Imperial Period were always made of linen! Then I looked closer and saw that they were not made of ordinary paper but crepe paper, instead. We have two of them, featuring a design with the Hohenzollern Eagle and the German National flag (in color). They measure 7 3/4″ x 7 3/8.” Let your imagination run wild on how you want to use these in your collection.

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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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  • PRUSSIA - DINNER PLATE - KAISER WILHELM II’s PERSONAL DINNER SERVICE ABOARD NAVAL VESSELS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DINNER PLATE – KAISER WILHELM II’s PERSONAL DINNER SERVICE ABOARD NAVAL VESSELS

    SKU: 20-348

    $1,495.00

    DINNER PLATE – KAISER WILHELM II’s PERSONAL DINNER SERVICE ABOARD NAVAL VESSELS. This is an interesting, very rare, dinner plate that Kaiser Wilhelm II used when he sailed with the German fleet. The plate is interesting because it is NOT named for the Kaiser’s flagships, the battleship S.M.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II or, later, the S.M.S. Deutschland. He also had table service for his royal yacht, the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern and his racing sloop, the S.M.Y. Iduna. Kaiser Wilhelm II was very intrigued by his navy and his role within it. Plans for the Imperial German Navy’s expansion were constantly brewing at the Navy Ministry between the Kaiser and his alter-ego, Admiral von Tirpitz. As the German Empire’s Kaiser, Wilhelm was expected to live well, but he went FAR beyond that. Wilhelm lived in virtually the same style on his royal yacht, the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern, as he did at any of his palaces on land, INCLUDING the specially-designed dishware. The S. M. Y. Hohenzollern carried special plates, saucers, etc., exclusively for use on that vessel. So, a fifth set of tableware was created for his visits to other ships in the fleet so that he would have the same level of luxury aboard the other ships that he chanced to visit. For example, cruisers were dispatched to attend him on his regular visits to Norway’s fjords. Thus, if he entertained officers aboard their ship instead of the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern, he had the “correct” tableware to fete them. The plate measures…

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  • DINNER PLATE - PERSONAL TABLE SERVICE - KAISER WILHELM II

    PRUSSIA – DINNER PLATE – PERSONAL TABLE SERVICE – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 20-352 XRH

    $695.00

    DINNER PLATE – PERSONAL TABLE SERVICE – KAISER WILHELM II One can argue that Kaiser Wilhelm II led the most opulent lifestyle of any European Royal. He owned multiple castles throughout Germany, not to mention his royal yacht, the S.M.Y. Hohenzollern, racing sloops, and so on. Each vessel required a different pattern of dishware. He also required special dishware for his flagships when he traveled with the Imperial German Fleet! Today we are offering one of my personal favorites. It is a “Blue Flower” pattern dinner plate made by KPM. Unfortunately, we have been unable to discover much information about this particular pattern. The dinner plate’s obverse features a blossom in its center that has been delicately rendered in several different shades of blue. Three smaller representations of the central theme appear on the dinner plate’s scalloped edges, along with two blue butterflies. On the dinner plate’s reverse displayed the KPM hallmark. Directly above that is the year (1898) when the plate was put into service. [This marked the tenth year of Kaiser Wilhelm II reign, which was twenty years before he was forced to abdicate]. Wilhelm II’s royal cypher, “Wilhelm Rex,” appears just above the “1898.” The dinner plate measures 9.5″ in diameter, and is in very good condition with no nicks. This is a consignment item.

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  • PRUSSIA - PAINTING - EARLY ZEPPELIN FLYING OVER FREDERICK THE GREAT’S PRUSSIAN ROYAL PALACE SANS SOUCCI - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – PAINTING – EARLY ZEPPELIN FLYING OVER FREDERICK THE GREAT’S PRUSSIAN ROYAL PALACE SANS SOUCCI

    SKU: 21-149

    $1,695.00

    This is a most unusual painting on wood, circa 1910. The painting shows the palace built by order of Frederick the Great in Potsdam, Sans Soucci. It is one of the most fascinating of the Prussian royal palaces. When it was built, it was intended to be a summer palace for Frederick the Great when he wanted to get away from all of the hubbub of Berlin. It remains a beautiful site today. I enjoy touring it when we are in the Potsdam area. What is so unusual about this piece is that the artist did his work on wood, instead of canvas or paper. I am no expert, but this is a beautiful light wood. The artist used a knife to cut indentations around and within all the painted areas. This gives the illusion that the picture is created from different colored pieces of inlaid wood.  Some patterns even have small pieces of wood cut out to further the illusion. Close inspection, however, reveals that the images are PAINTED, notinlaid. The painting’s actual surface  measures 17″ x 10 1/4.”  The full, framed picture measures 20 1/4″ X 13 3/4.” A black-framed rectangular area, measuring 15 1/4″ x 8 1/2,” is painted inside the overall surface. This imitates a matte within a framed picture. Inside this area at the bottom is a classic view of Sans Soucci. An early pre WW I zeppelin is flying in the sky above. The presentation has a black wooden frame, trimmed in gold. What…

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  • Sale! PRUSSIA / NASSAU - STEIN - FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA / NASSAU – STEIN – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27

    SKU: 18-437 XLO

    $850.00 $722.50

    PRUSSIA / NASSAU – STEIN – FELD-ARTILLERIE-REGIMENT Nr 27 It comes from a collector of veterans’ steins who recently passed away. His widow has entrusted us with finding a new home for several of his prized steins. The gentleman had an amazing eye for good quality and only acquired the “best of the best” steins. We have four of his steins in this update and hope to share more with you in the future. The very large and elaborate veteran’s stein was for a soldier who served in 1. Nassauisches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 27 – Batterie Nr 4. The regiment was founded in 1833 and garrisoned at Mainz-Wiesbaden. It was assigned to the XVIII. Armeekorps. Nassau was a Duchy that was founded in 1806. It remained an independent state until 1866, when it fought on the losing side of the Austro-Prussian War and was annexed by Prussia as were the Kingdom of Hannover and the Duchy of Braunschweig. When Nassau was folded into Prussia, she had two Infanterie Regiments and one Artillerie Regiment. These all became Prussian regiments. In 1897, Kaiser Wilhelm granted the two Nassau Infanterie Regiments their Battle of Waterloo bandeaux, (the battle honors worn on the pickelhauben’s wappen of their from their participation at the 1815 battle). As the Artillerie Regiment was not formed until 1833, their kugelhelme wappens remained unadorned. The porcelain stein’s overall height is 12.” A soldier standing beside a cannon adorns the pewter lid. Its thumb device features a rampant crowned lion. An inscription…

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  • U.S. / GERMANY - NEWSPAPER - FRAMED - FELIX GRAF von LUCKNER COLLECTION FROM UNITED STATES VISIT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.S. / GERMANY – NEWSPAPER – FRAMED – FELIX GRAF von LUCKNER COLLECTION FROM UNITED STATES VISIT

    SKU: 21-326

    $795.00

    This is a beautifully arranged four-piece framed collection honoring Felix Graf von Luckner. The entire piece measures 28″ x 30 ½.” It is professionally mounted with a glass front and antique brown matting within its gold-toned, solid-wood frame. It features three photographs of von Luckner, along with a front page newspaper article. The front page is from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor’s Michigan Daily, a student newspaper, and is displayed on the frame’s left half. The article is dated November 1, 1928 and titled “German Raider Speaks Tonight.” The article features von Luckner’s photo and announces his appearance at the U of M auditorium. It further states that he will be speaking to the audience about his adventures as Germany’s “Sea Devil,” the friendly foe of the allied merchant marines. The well-preserved newspaper measures 17″ x 21.” The frame’s top right section features a signed photo of a well dressed von Luckner aboard a ship, casually smoking his pipe. The signed photograph measures 4 ¼”x 6,” and sits within a 6 ½” x 8 ½” white matte border that bears von Luckner’s signature. A 4 ¼” x and 6 ¼” professional photograph that features Luckner, Henry Ford and von Luckner’s wife, Ingeborg von Luckner, appears below the signed photograph. [The latter was taken in New York on January 11, 1928]. The frame’s bottom right section features a 4 ½”x 6 ½” candid snapshot of von Luckner and his friend “Bill,” along with a handwritten message in German. [We…

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