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  • 1914 IRON CROSS FRAME IN METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1914 IRON CROSS FRAME IN METAL

    SKU: 12-614

    $295.00

    This is a finely made metal frame. The frame measures 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4.” A wreath of leaves is made to highlight a photograph, which is inserted from behind in the frame. At the frame’s top is a small enamel 1914 Iron Cross measuring 9/16″ x 10/16.” Examining the reverse, we see an easel attached at the frame’s top. It swings open and permits the frame to stand alone on a flat surface. The photograph was slipped in place behind the leaves, and the frame was ready for display. The frame is substantial, sturdy, and very well made.

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  • ALBUM - THIRTY-THREE PHOTOGRAPHS - DIAGRAMS - 1. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß - PRUSSIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

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

    SKU: 12-677

    $95.00

    This is a very interesting soft cover album that measures 9 1/4″ x 6.” It celebrates THE most elite German infantry regiment, the 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß (1.GRzF). This elite regiment was founded in 1688. It was garrisoned at Potsdam. It is where König Frederick the Great built his castle, Sanssouci, and where many of the most elite Prussian Garde-Regiments (including the Regiment der Garde du Corps) were based. Most of the regiment’s officers came from German royalty and nobility, as was the case with the Regiment der Garde du Corps. No regiment in the German Army has more à la suite officers than 1.GrzF. In the 1914 Rangliste, twenty plus à la suite officers are mentioned. All princes of the House of Hohenzollern were automatically enrolled in the regiment. Kaiser Wilhelm II’s six sons and his brother’s two boys accounted for eight of the regiment’s à la suite officers! Other high-ranking royals also belonged to the regiment. Another token of the high esteem in which the regiment was held was its headdress style. They were one of two regiments to wear a mitre for high dress occasions. Our album sports a simple brown cover. The pages are held together by an equally simple, string binding. [The cover is a bit fragile, so we suggest care when looking through the album. Perusing it on a flat surface, which places less strain on the covers and binding, will help preserve it all the more]. A brief history of the regiment from…

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  • ALBUM BELONGING TO MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN'S GREAT AUNT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ALBUM BELONGING TO MANFRED VON RICHTHOFEN’S GREAT AUNT

    SKU: 15-32

    $1,595.00

    Clara von Richthofen was the paternal great-aunt of Rittmeister Manfred von Richthofen. She was the sister of Julius Georg Ludwig, the father of Albrecht von Richthofen, who was the father of Manfred and Lothar von Richthofen. Clara was born in 1829 and died in Berlin 1909. This album which was presented to her in 1845 by a favorite uncle (a von Berenhorst). There are numerous entries mostly from the 1840’s and 1850’s. There is at least one item as late as the 1870’s. She married Guido von Busse in 1850, and although they were married for 38 years, she had no children; which is why this album would have passed down into the Red Baron’s family. This very high quality album, in which Clara made entries for many years, is the journal and art album of a young Prussian noblewoman starting at the age of sixteen. On the opposite page from the dedication by her Uncle is her autograph, “Clara von Richthofen.” As the album develops we see the art and writings of a romantic young woman. There are lithographs (colored and black and white) of places that she visited and people that she admired. Many of these images have captions which due to their age are somewhat faded. There are several poems sprinkled through the album. As you go through the album there are also several examples of pressed flowers and leaves which are surprisingly nice for being one hundred and fifty years old. There are also at least…

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  • ALBUMS - PHOTOGRAPHS - POSTCARDS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ALBUMS – PHOTOGRAPHS – POSTCARDS

    SKU: 40-350

    $10.00

    I found these albums years ago on a buying trip to Germany. They are modern-day productions, but very similar in style to albums used during the Imperial German Period. I only have a few of them left. I wanted to share them with you as they are wonderful for housing postcards and/or photographs. The albums measure 6 1/2″ x 8 1/4,” and are gray-green with a textured finish. Yes, in some ways they are reminiscent of feldgrau. Each boasts twelve double-sided pages. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to house your postcards and photos, these certainly fit the bill. SPECIAL OFFER: if you buy more than $200.00 of combined postcards and/or photographs, we will throw one of these in for free. This is in addition to receiving the other discounts we are offering for larger orders. Just let us know that you want one!

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  • ALBUMS - PHOTOGRAPHS/POSTCARDS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ALBUMS – PHOTOGRAPHS/POSTCARDS

    SKU: 12-687

    $10.00

    These are NOT period albums. They are albums that I found in Germany several years ago that measure 8″ x 6 ½.” Each has a pebbled feldgrau surface, with a string tie that holds the album pages together. Each album has a total of TEN blank pages. They are very similar to what was used one-hundred-years ago. They can make a fine way in which to display your postcards or photographs. We have several of them and can offer a discount on the purchase of multiple albums.

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  • BAVARIA - PHOTO AND FRAME - NCO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BAVARIA – PHOTO AND FRAME – NCO

    SKU: 12-802

    $195.00

    This is a top-quality metal presentation frame and photograph of a young Bavarian NCO. The frame has many patriotic themes. At the very top is a large Wittelsbach Crown (Bavaria’s ruling family). Bavarian flags sporting crowned blue and white insignia appear below it on both the left and right sides, with laurel leaves winding down from them. A black pickelhaube, a pair of crossed rifles (one of which is missing part of its stock), and a soldier’s backpack appear below the photograph. The frame measures 6 ½” x 8.” An easel on the reverse allows the frame to stand on a flat surface. The photograph slips into a small metal receptacle on the reverse. The photo easily can be removed, as the new owner sees fit. The frame shows honest wear. It is a touching memento of the period.

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  • BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH - LZ-126 LANDING - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPH – LZ-126 LANDING

    SKU: 38-257

    $20.00

    This is a photograph showing the LZ-126 making a landing. The LZ-126 was later known as the U. S. S. Los Angeles. It was turned over to the U. S. Navy as part of Germany’s war reparations. She was built in 1924 and flown personally by Hugo Eckner to the U. S., where she was turned over to the U. S. Navy. She was retired in 1932. The Graf Zeppelin was also known as the LZ-127. The LZ-129 was the ill-fated Hindenburg.

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  • CABINET PHOTOGRAPH - KAISER WILHELM II - WEARING 1. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 1's UNIFORM - MOUNTED ON HIS HORSE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CABINET PHOTOGRAPH – KAISER WILHELM II – WEARING 1. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 1’s UNIFORM – MOUNTED ON HIS HORSE

    SKU: 40-679

    $95.00

    CABINET PHOTOGRAPH – KAISER WILHELM II – WEARING 1. LEIB-HUSAREN-REGIMENT NR 1’s UNIFORM – MOUNTED ON HIS HORSE. Imperial German era photographs and postcards of Kaiser Wilhelm II generally feature him in the uniforms of either the Regiment der Garde du Corps or the 1. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 1. Members of these two regiments sported very unusual headdresses that were quite different from those worn by any other Imperial German Army Regiments. This particular cabinet photograph (an oversized CdV), which shows the Kaiser mounted on his horse, is no exception. The photo measures 3 ¼” x 6 .” The Kaiser is wearing a foul weather canvas cover over his busby, so its wappen and kolpak cannot be seen. [It is the first photo I have ever seen that features the Kaiser wearing a foul weather cover over his busby, although I have seen photos of him sporting a covered pickelhaube]. Its feldzeichen is stuck in place (as is correct), and he has the busby’s chin scales pulled down under his chin. His attila is a parade rather than a dienst (daily-wear) version. His cross belt, decorations, and shoulder boards are those of a Generalfeldmarschall. The cabinet photograph’s bottom indicates that it was produced by the noted photographic house of Georg Scheppmeyer, one of Germany’s premiere studios and a purveyor to the royal household.

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  • CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 40-665

    $75.00

    This is an ultra high-quality Cabinet Photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm I (1797-1888), who was Prussia’s König, as well as the Empire’s Kaiser. Wilhelm I was König Friedrich Wilhelm III’s second son. It was Friedrich Wilhelm III (1770-1840) who led Prussia during the Napoleonic Wars against Napoleon, when Prussia was allied with Russia and Great Britain. Wilhelm I’s elder brother Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861) assumed the throne upon their father’s 1840 death. Friedrich Wilhelm IV ruled Prussia during very stressful times including the 1848 Revolution. In 1857, King Friedrich Wilhelm IV suffered a stroke and was incapacitated. Wilhelm I then stepped in as Regent for his older brother, a role he maintained until Friedrich Wilhelm IV’s death in 1861. Wilhelm I became King of Prussia that same year. He then worked with Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) and General Staff Chief Helmuth von Moltke (1800-1891) to guide Prussia and Germany toward a path of consolidation and centralization. The journey reached its culmination in 1871 when Wilhelm I became Germany’s first Emperor. Cabinet Photograph is a larger version of the CdV, an extremely popular Victorian-era photograph. This example measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” It was produced by the Berlin photographic studio of Reichard & Lindner Hofphotograph. The firm was one of the House of Hohenzollern’s official house photographers (as well as several other royals. The studio was located on the famous Berlin street Unter den Linden (Nr 54/55). The photograph’s reverse displays awards they received along with the Coats-of-Arms of the…

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  • CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF PRUSSIA’S KRONPRINZ FRIEDRICH WILHELM (LATER GERMANY’S KAISER FRIEDRICH III) - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF PRUSSIA’S KRONPRINZ FRIEDRICH WILHELM (LATER GERMANY’S KAISER FRIEDRICH III)

    SKU: 40-654

    $75.00

    This is a large Cabinet Photograph of Kaiser Friedrich III (1831-1888), Kaiser Wilhelm I’s son. Upon his father’s death in 1888, he became Germany’s second Kaiser. Sadly, his reign was short. He died ninety-nine days after his rise to the throne. [How interesting history might have been had he lived longer! He and his wife, Kaiserin Victoria (Queen Victoria of England’s eldest daughter) were both progressives who had many ideas that would have charted a different course for the German Empire than what occurred under their son, Wilhelm II]. Friedrich III was a seasoned army commander who led major portions of the Prussian Army during the 1864 Danish-Prussian War, 1866 Austro-Prussian War, and the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. Joined with Generalfeldmarschall von Moltke (the architect of the Prussian Army as a fighting machine) as commander of the German General Staff, the two successfully charted a winning strategy through three sharp and furious wars. In actuality, a Cabinet Photograph is a larger version of the CdV, an extremely popular type of Victorian-era photograph. The example measures 4 ¼” x 6 ½.” It was produced by the Hermann Selle photographic studio in Potsdam, a Hofphotograph (House Photographer) to the House of Hohenzollern. He was located in Potsdam at York Strasse Nr 4. As a House purveyor he was allowed to show the House of Hohenzollern Coat-of-Arms on his photographs. In the photo, Friedrich stands erect wearing an überrock. His tunic sports the 1870 Iron Cross 1st Class on its left breast. Around his…

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  • DELUXE PHOTO LEATHER PHOTO ALBUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    DELUXE PHOTO LEATHER PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-628

    $50.00

    This is a high-quality leather photo album with many pages that will accommodate Cartes des Visite (CdV’s) and larger-sized cabinet photos. The album is the perfect receptacle in which to install and display your own CdV’s ands cabinet photos. A total of twenty one-sided pages have small windows which can house fifty smaller CdV’s and seventeen larger cabinet photos. Several of the windows’ edges are torn, so you will have to be creative in deciding how you can best use the album. The album, which measures 14″ x 8 1/4″ x 1 3/4,” is constructed of red/maroon leather covers, with a metal design on the front. A locking device once existed on the side, but is no longer present. Also, the binding is a bit loose. Use YOUR imagination, and you will have a fine photo album. This is bargain-priced.

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  • EARLY 1900'S TRADITIONAL GERMAN PHOTO ALBUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    EARLY 1900’S TRADITIONAL GERMAN PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-674

    $50.00

    This is a traditional black fabric-covered German photo album that features an apple motif on its front and back covers, along with the identifying label “Postkarten” on the front. The album contains 50 double-sided pages that can hold one hundred 3″ x 5″ or 2 ½” x 4 ½” photos or postcards. The album itself measures 1 ½” x 5″ x 8.” Imperial German era photo albums are a wonderful way to preserve your period photos or postcards. This would also make a great display piece for a home office or living room end table.

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  • EUROPE - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED COLOR - ASSORTED UNIFORMS - OTHER NATIONS - BEFORE WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    EUROPE – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED COLOR – ASSORTED UNIFORMS – OTHER NATIONS – BEFORE WW I

    SKU: 12-652

    $60.00

    This is a marvelous framed color lithograph of many different uniforms from the world’s militaries. The nations seen in the display include Austria-Hungary, Italy, Russia, France, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, the United States, and Japan. Three panels display ninety-two different kinds of uniforms. On the frame’s reverse is a key that will tell you, uniform-by-uniform, what you are observing. It has a modern-day frame that measures 13 1/4″ x 15 1/4.” It is ready to hang on your wall. This is a great item to help you identify a variety of uniforms.

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  • FRAMED CdV - GARDE-REGIMENT - PRUSSIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED CdV – GARDE-REGIMENT – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 40-182

    $175.00

    This is a most unusual photo frame housing a Carte de Visite from a Garde-Regiment. The man is dressed in his uniform, with an overcoat over his shoulders. He is wearing a pickelhaube with a black parade bush. The Garde Star is clearly visible on his wappen. The photograph was taken at a Berlin studio. The frame is quite intriguing. It is made from a combination of four empty shell casings and six complete (deactivated[!]) bullets. At the frame’s top of is a kriegsflagge crossed with another flag. An easel that permits the frame to stand on its own is attached to the frame’s back. The frame and CdV make a very fine set.

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  • FRAMED COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF AND POEM TO OSWALD BOELCKE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED COLOR ILLUSTRATION OF AND POEM TO OSWALD BOELCKE

    SKU: 16-136

    $40.00

    This is a touching memorial poem to the “Father” of German aviation tactics, Oswald Boelcke. Boelcke was an amazing aviator who, at the time of his death in October 1916, had forty confirmed victories to his credit, and more than triple the kills of his closest pursuer. With the victories he had to his credit, and with the better quality planes that were starting to reach service, had he not perished in the collision, HOW many victories could he have claimed? Think of “Bloody April” in 1917, where many of the pilots in Jasta 11 shot down 15 to 25 planes in a single month! This framed presentation is in a modern frame, which measures 14 1/4″ x 11 1/4,” with a light, wooden molding. Framed within is a colorized picture of Boelcke in his helmet, with his goggles on his forehead. Below is a very popular memorial poem. The page, which appears to have been removed from a book (I see what I believe is a page number), measures 11 ½” x 8 ½.”

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    FRAMED COLOR LIKENESS – PRINZ REGENT LUITPOLD – BAVARIA

    SKU: 40-256

    $95.00

    This is a WW I era frame that measures 1 1/2″ x 3 1/4.” The image area measures 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4.” At the bottom is an area that measures 7 1/2″ x 4 1/4,” with a 1914 Iron Cross. In the area for the image is a color likeness of Prinz Regent Luitpold of Bavaria. He led Bavaria from 1886 (and König Ludwig II’s death) until his own death in 1911. On the reverse is a foldaway easel.

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  • FRAMED LITHOGRAPH - ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED LITHOGRAPH – ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE

    SKU: 40-165

    $50.00

    This is a framed lithograph or newspaper photograph of Vizeadmiral Graf von Spee. He was an hero early in WW I. He brought his squadron east across the Pacific and defeated a British squadron off the coast of Chile. Barely a month later, his squadron was defeated at the Battle of the Falklands. Spee and his two sons died in the action. The photograph (in the frame) measures 11 1/2″ x 8 1/2.” The period frame measures 9″ x 6.”

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  • FRAMED PHOTO - NAVY SAILORS - CHRISTMAS 1906 - CHINA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTO – NAVY SAILORS – CHRISTMAS 1906 – CHINA

    SKU: 40-64

    $125.00

    This is a large-format, period-framed photograph that shows a number of German sailors during Christmas of 1906, while they served in China. The frame measures 10 1/2″ x 14.” The photograph within the frame measures 6″ x 8 1/8.” The photograph was professionally taken.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - GERMAN SHIP BY ICEBERG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – GERMAN SHIP BY ICEBERG

    SKU: 40-577

    $75.00

    I am not certain of this German ship’s identity. From its profile, I would say that it is a smaller, fleet-auxiliary ship rather than a ship intended for combat. I see no evidence of gun turrets on it. A large group of her crew is gathered aft. The frame measures 13 ½” x 18 3/16.” The actual image within the frame measures 10 5/8″ x 15 5/16.” The frame is simply made of black wood, and has multiple chips out of it. It is not the most attractive frame that I have ever seen. The frame and photograph do have value, however, and would display attractively on your wall.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - MATROSEN DIVISION SAILORS - CHINA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – MATROSEN DIVISION SAILORS – CHINA

    SKU: 40-204

    $125.00

    This is a wonderful framed photograph that shows a group of enlisted sailors (thirteen men) standing and kneeling with rifles. They are part of a Matrosen-Division. Two petty officers are also among the group on the back row. The photo is dated 1910, and was taken at Wilhelmshaven. On the reverse, August Kläfkr, one of the men’s names, is penciled in. He was born in 1887 and assigned to 1. Kompagnie II. Matrosen-Division (though not at birth[!]). He also noted that from 1910-1912 he served in East Asia (Ostasien) aboard the S. M. Torpedoboot S90. The photo measures 6 1/2” x 9.” The period brown frame measures 11” x 14 1/2.” A very good chance exists that he served during WW I.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN INFANTERIE-REGIMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – MECKLENBURG-SCHWERIN INFANTERIE-REGIMENT

    SKU: 40-50

    $65.00

    This is a framed photograph showing a young soldier from a Mecklenburg-Schwerin infantry regiment. He was assigned to either Grossherzogl Mecklenburgisches Grenadier-Regiment Nr 89, or Grossherzogl Mecklenburgisches Füsilier-Regiment Nr 90. We can tell this from his belt buckle. He is wearing a pickelhaube with a canvas cover, so we cannot see his wappen to make an identification from it. He is also wearing a bayonet at his side. I n the upper left corner, stretched diagonally, is the ribbon for the 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Stretched diagonally from the upper right corner is the ribbon for the Hanseatic Cross from Hamburg. This leads us to believe that the man pictured won both of these awards. The black wooden frame, trimmed in gold, measures 10 1/4″ x 6.” The photograph within the frame measures 9″ x 4 1/2.” A hook is on the reverse. The photograph is ready to hang on your wall or be displayed on a bookcase.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - NCO HUSSAR (IN A FELDGRAU UNIFORM) AND FAMILY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – NCO HUSSAR (IN A FELDGRAU UNIFORM) AND FAMILY

    SKU: 40-12

    $250.00

    This is a simple, period-framed photograph of a Senior NCO Hussar and his family. The man is also a musician. He can be seen wearing a feldgrau attila to which a musician’s swallows nests are attached. While I cannot be certain, I believe this man was a member of Husaren-Regiment Fürst Blücher von Wahlstatt (Pommersches) Nr 5. The regiment was initially formed in 1758. It was garrisoned at Stolp, where it was attached to the XVII. ArmeeKorps. The regiment was named in honor of the great Prussian hero of Waterloo who Generalfeldmarschall von Blücher, along with the Duke of Wellington, delivered the knockout blow to Napoleon, ending his dreams of European domination once and for all. Without the arrival of the Prussian Army at Waterloo, Wellington was on the verge of defeat. The arrival of fresh and well-led Prussian troops changed the course of history. The photograph of this man shows him wearing an NCO’s visor cap, a holster with pistol, and a sword. His wife is seated and his young son is dressed in the overcoat and visor cap of a Hussar, just like his papa. This is typical of the “Kinder” tradition of young sons dressing like their fathers. Uniforms, headdress, swords, etc. were all a part of this tradition. The massive, framed presentation measures 15″ x 11.” The matted photograph in the frame measures 26 1/2″ x 22 1/2.” This is a poignant presentation of a young family either just before the war began or perhaps even…

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - OFFICER - AWARDEE - 1914 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – OFFICER – AWARDEE – 1914 IRON CROSS 1st CLASS

    SKU: 40-556

    $95.00

    This is an officer’s framed photograph. He is wearing a feldbluse tunic. Attached to his left breast is the 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class. The frame measures 9 1/8″ x 6 13/16.” A small dent appears in the metal frame’s lower right corner. The frame dates from 1930 or before. It might even be a wartime frame. The photograph measures 4 1/8″ x 6,” and features the photographic studio’s name and address. An easel is on the frame’s reverse so it can be displayed on a flat surface.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - PRINCESS CECILIE AND HER DAUGHTER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – PRINCESS CECILIE AND HER DAUGHTER

    SKU: 38-63

    $195.00

    Princess Cecilie was one of the most popular of the royals in Germany. She was a princess from Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and was later married to Wilhelm, Kronprinz of Germany, the oldest son of Kaiser Wilhelm II. She was very involved in relief efforts in Germany, both before and during WW I. She was an attractive woman. The people of Germany took her to their hearts, as she was very good with people and quite photogenic. This period-framed piece shows her with her baby, the Princess Alexandrine. The frame is gilt and measures 12 1/2″ x 9 1/2.” The photograph measures 6″ x 6 1/4.” A dedication in pencil is on the photograph, advising the cause that the proceeds of the photograph would benefit. It is in wonderful condition, and ready to hang on your wall.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - S. M. S. NIXE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – S. M. S. NIXE

    SKU: 40-557

    $95.00

    The S. M. S. Nixe was built as a Kreuzerkorvette in 1885. She had three masts, but also was propelled by motors. She very much resembled warships from the Napoleonic Era, as she had gun ports. That said, the ship was armored. As the Kaiserliche Marine modernized, she was relegated to use as a training ship for cadets. The period frame measures 13 5/8″ x 11 7/8,” and hails from the 1900-1918 time period. Inside the frame is a matted color lithograph of the ship, which measures 6 11/16″ x 4 3/4.” The lithograph is dated 1900. Inside the framed area is the vessel’s name and the fact that she was a school ship. It is ready to hang on any wall.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH - SAILORS - KOMMANDO IN ADMIRALSTAB - BERLIN 1907 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – SAILORS – KOMMANDO IN ADMIRALSTAB – BERLIN 1907

    SKU: 40-290

    $110.00

    This is a large, period-framed photograph of sailors who served with the Kommando in Admiralstab (Admirals’ Staff Command) in Berlin, 1907. A total of twenty-one men is in the photograph, which uses a large kriegsflagge for background. The photograph’s matted area features information on their assignment and year at the top. EACH man is identified at the bottom. The photograph measures 8 1/2″ x 11.” A problem exists with the large-format photograph. You will note a large number of what appears to be black dots. Something also has begun with the developing process. Some of the faces are distorted and difficult to decipher. The photograph and matte are in a period frame, measuring 19″ x 21 1/2.” It is made of wood with a brass inner section and a gilded inner trim. Glass covers the photograph. It is an amazing piece of history that is more than one-hundred-years-old. It is bargain-priced. [Shipping will be more costly due to its size and depending on its delivery destination].

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 7 COMMANDER - PRUSSIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 7 COMMANDER – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 40-586

    $95.00

    This is a framed photograph of Husaren-Regiment König Wilhelm I. (1. Rheinisches) Nr 7’s commanding officer. The regiment was raised in 1815, garrisoned at Bonn, and attached to the VIII. Armeekorps. The photo dates from 1895 to 1914. He is dressed in the regiment’s prewar uniform. He is also wearing his busby, and a neck order that I cannot identify. Furthermore, he sports a large medal bar with at least ten decorations, including an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class. The photograph would make a good candidate for a research study. The ornate frame is quite attractive. It is a very handsome display.

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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF KRONPRINZ WILHELM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF KRONPRINZ WILHELM

    SKU: 40-666

    $95.00

    This is a marvelous period framed photograph of Imperial Germany’s Kronprinz Wilhelm (1882-1951). The Kronprinz was one of the most popular Imperial German royalty members. He was an army man who led the V. Armee (5. Armee / Armeeoberkommando 5 / A.O.K. 5) when WW I began. In 1915 he was given command of Heeresgruppe Deutscher Kronprinz (Army Group German Crown Prince), which he led until the Great War’s end, eventually achieving the rank of Generalleutnant. Troops under his command began what became the year-long Battle of Verdun, WW I’s longest and bloodiest battle. After the war, Wilhelm first followed his father into exile in the Netherlands. In 1923, he was allowed to return to Germany as long as he promised NOT to participate in political activities. [This was done without his father’s knowledge, who was not happy that HE could not return as well]. The Kronprinz soon broke his promise, and supported the Nazi party on an unofficial basis. Ultimately, the Kronprinz became disenchanted when an old friend of his, former German Chancellor Kurt von Schleicher, was murdered during Hitler’s 1934 “Night of the Long Knives,” which consolidated Der Führer’s political power supremacy. Wilhelm lived a quiet life for the balance of the Nazi regime and WW II. He survived to die in 1951, estranged from his wife Kronprinzessin Cecilie. The photograph is presented in a simple brown frame that measures 8 ¾” x 11 ¾.” The photo is surrounded by a light brown matte. Centered in the matte…

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  • FRAMED REICHSMARINE PHOTOGRAPH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED REICHSMARINE PHOTOGRAPH

    SKU: 40-207

    $40.00

    This is an interesting photograph, which dates from the 1920’s. It shows a group of twenty-eight officers on what I believe is a Cruiser. The first row shows the ship’s senior officers, many of whom are wearing the 1914 Iron Cross 1st or 2nd Class. I also see an Iron Cross 1st Class equivalent from Oldenburg and Mecklenburg-Schwerin on a tunic or two. The ship’s commander is readily visible in the middle of the front row. He is wearing the uniform of a Kapitän zur See, complete with an old-fashioned, winged-collar shirt. As a matter of fact, as I look more closely at the EK 2 ribbon in his buttonhole, I believe I see the crown and crossed swords of the Knights Cross with Swords of the Hohenzollern House Order! The photo, which measures 5” x 7 1/4,” is housed in a period brown wooden frame measuring 6 1/2” x 9.” This is a real research project for the right collector.

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  • FRAMED STUDIO PORTRAIT - NCO - AVIATION UNIT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED STUDIO PORTRAIT – NCO – AVIATION UNIT

    SKU: 16-192

    $110.00

    This is a framed studio photograph of a young NCO attached to an aviation unit. He is holding a sword with portopee, and his visor cap. His shoulder straps clearly identify him for being in an aviation unit. The brown wood, period-framed presentation measures 12″ x 9.” A fastener is on the back of the frame, so this is ready to hang and enjoy. The young soldier’s photo measures 6″ x 3,” within the frame. The photographer’s name, address, and even his telephone number are noted on the matting. The photographer was located in Köln (Cologne).

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  • FRAMED STUDIO POSE OF A PRE WAR GERMAN SOLDIER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRAMED STUDIO POSE OF A PRE WAR GERMAN SOLDIER

    SKU: 10-386

    $75.00

    A very nice pre-WW I studio photo of a young soldier dressed in uniform with sword and portopee. Seated beside him is an older man who could well be his father. The studio background is complete with castle! Has a period frame complete with hanger ready to go up on your wall.

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  • FRANCE - PRINT - NAPOLEONIC  - SILK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    FRANCE – PRINT – NAPOLEONIC – SILK

    SKU: 12-362

    $895.00

    In recent months I have become far more interested in the Napoleonic Wars of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Napoleon Bonaparte was a magnetic leader who brought France to the brink of global domination during this period. By better understanding this time, it prepares the student of German history for the 19th Century’s last half. That is, the unification of Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm I and Otto von Bismarck. This, in turn, led to the German military buildup that helped contribute to WW I. Returning to the Napoleonic Wars, it is interesting how the victory of Great Britain and her allies solidified her position as the leading military power while European colonies spread throughout the world. Today we offer a novel piece of German art from the period of 1860 to 1890. It is a re-creation of the famous retreat by Napoleon and his army from Russia during a vicious Russian winter of 1814. Napoleon is sitting astride his horse in his classic pose: hand tucked into his tunic. He is at the head of his army as they retreat to Western Europe from Russia. He does no look like a happy camper! The suffering of the French Army as they retreated is nearly unimaginable. Then again, history often repeats itself. The German Army in WW II would suffer the same fate after the two front war was opened in 1941. What makes this piece interesting is its deceiving appearance. At first glance it appears to be a…

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  • GERMANY - COMMEMORATION - FRAMED - GERMAN SOLDIER’S WW I SERVICE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – COMMEMORATION – FRAMED – GERMAN SOLDIER’S WW I SERVICE

    SKU: 12-782

    $295.00

    This is a marvelous framed commemoration of his service during WW I for a German soldier. The period frame is black with gold interior highlights, sports a glass front cover, and measures 19 ½” x 23 ½.” Kaiser Wilhelm II’s portrait appears at the extremely colorful print’s top. Flanking him are the Kings of Saxony and Bavaria, as well as the Grand Dukes of Baden and Hesse-Darmstadt. Decorative motifs that are both military and patriotic in nature cover the print. A careful examination reveals the figures of three soldiers whose heads have been replaced by pasted-in black and white photos of the same soldier. One pose reveals his shoulder straps, which are for Infanterie-Regiment Nr 66. An actual 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class has been pasted to the print’s bottom center. Clearly the featured soldier won it during WW I. The presentation’s overall condition is very fine. [Due to the size and nature of this item, additional shipping and handling will be required. Please CONTACT US BY E-MAIL so that we can arrange shipping for you]!

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  • GERMANY - FRAMED COLOR IMAGE FOR THE VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – FRAMED COLOR IMAGE FOR THE VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG

    SKU: 12-594

    $25.00

    This is a color framed image 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. This image is framed and the frame measures 6 1/8″ x 8 1/4″. The image measures 3 1/2″ x 5″. There is a small brass plaque which identifies the image.

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  • GERMANY - FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF A YOUNG GIRL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF A YOUNG GIRL

    SKU: 12-255

    $45.00

    A most interesting framed photograph of a young girl (I would estimate her to be 8-12 years old.). I rather get the impression that she has just attended her 1st Communion as she is wearing a long white dress and is wearing a crucifix and appears to be holding a pocket bible. The frame has a bark finish to it and has a 1914 Iron Cross at the bottom. The frame measures about 3″ x 5 ½”. The photo appears to be from about 1914-1930 but the frame is actually post WW II as it is marked :Made in W. Germany.” Very touching as it is or another photo could be substituted if you prefer.

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  • GERMANY - IRON CROSS - 1914 - WALL ART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – IRON CROSS – 1914 – WALL ART

    SKU: 12-344

    $175.00

    I am not quite sure what was the use for this oversized Iron Cross, although it appears to be of a patriotic nature. Having said that, it is quite large, measuring 3″ x 2 e.” It is about the size of a Grand Cross. It is stamped and has a loop at the top where it could have been worn as a pendant. However, this is huge! It would have taken up a LOT of space under a lady’s neck. It is stamped and there is a wreath of leaves that connects the arms of the cross. It is more likely that it was used as a wall decoration. This is definitely a different kind of item!

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  • GERMANY - METAL MEMORIAL PLAQUE - ATHLETIC SOCIETY - WORLD WAR I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – METAL MEMORIAL PLAQUE – ATHLETIC SOCIETY – WORLD WAR I

    SKU: 34-18

    $225.00

    This is a large brass plaque which measures 16 ½” x 13 ½.” It is for a gymnastic group from the city of Klein=unter Grossbauchlitz. The plaque has two sections memorializing nine young men from their group who fell in the Great War. A smaller section lists two men who were Missing in Action and presumed dead. The plaque is quite substantial. It has holes in the four corners where it might have been attached to the wall of a building or a memorial post. (Due to this item’s weight and size, extra shipping will be charged).

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  • GERMANY - PAINTING - FRAMED ORIGINAL - SOLDIERS & THE BRANDENBURG TOR IN BERLIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PAINTING – FRAMED ORIGINAL – SOLDIERS & THE BRANDENBURG TOR IN BERLIN

    SKU: 12-600

    $295.00

    This is a very touching presentation from a young woman named Liesel. It shows a soldier standing on a battlefield over the grave of a fallen comrade. Beyond this touching scene we can see the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin as German soldiers march off to war. Fire and smoke separate the Gate from the battlefield. Flying over those soldiers on the way to the battlefield is an eagle with an Iron Cross in his beak. The Fatherland is saluting the brave young soldier who has given the last full measure of devotion to his country. A young girl named “Liesel” has added personalization to the painting. At the top she writes “Fata Morgana des Kriegs (Fata Morgana of Wars)” and in the lower right corner she has added “Meinem tapferen Vetter genidtmet Von seiner Base Liesel ” To my brave cousin (dedicated by his cousin) Liesl.” The small painting measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4. It is in a handsome brown period frame that measures 7 1/8″ x 9.” A small ring at the frame’s top allow one to hang it from the wall. One of the more touching items of its type that I have seen.

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  • GERMANY - PAINTING - PILOT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PAINTING – PILOT

    SKU: 12-592

    $325.00

    This is a painting of a pilot. He is wearing a fur-lined flying coat, and a leather helmet with goggles on top. The painting is unframed, unsigned and undated. It measures 24″ x 18 1/4.” It dates from approximately 1918. [Extra shipping costs will be required due to the item’s size].

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  • GERMANY - PATRIOTIC  FRAME - HORSESHOE - 1917 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PATRIOTIC FRAME – HORSESHOE – 1917

    SKU: 12-814

    $125.00

    PATRIOTIC FRAME – HORSESHOE – 1917. The horseshoe has long served as a symbol of luck and strength to the German people. Even today, a small horseshoe can be seen on German automobiles. This oversized, horseshoe-shaped frame measures 6 ½” x 7 ½,” and served as a patriotic demonstration of solidarity and strength during WW I. At the shoe’s bottom is an area engraved with a patriotic statement of support and the date, 1917. No photograph is enclosed within the frame, so you will have the opportunity to one of your choice. The area for the photograph measures 4 ½” x 4 ½.” A fixed easel appears on the reverse that allows the frame to be displayed on a flat surface. [It is a heavy and substantial frame. Additional shipping will be required].

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  • GERMANY - PHOTO - FRAMED - SOLDIER’S FAMILY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTO – FRAMED – SOLDIER’S FAMILY

    SKU: 12-428

    $60.00

    This is a postcard-sized original photograph of a family or families of females and soldiers. It is enclosed in a patriotic frame embroidered in Germany’s national colors of red, black and white. The frame measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” Three young women and one older woman, who may be the mother of the four soldiers, are in the photo. One of the younger women has a small girl sitting on her lap. The photo is dated 1916. Seated in the center is an NCO, who appears to be the eldest. He is wearing a 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class in his buttonhole and a large ribbon bar on his tunic. He is also holding TWO canes, so he was severely wounded. This is an interesting study of a family pausing in the midst of war.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTO - MOURNING OF A SOLDIER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTO – MOURNING OF A SOLDIER

    SKU: 12-385

    $55.00

    Here we have a small black frame measuring 3 1/8″ x 2 5/8.” Frames like this were used as mourning pieces to house the photos of soldiers who died in their country’s service. A small silver Iron Cross is embossed on the bottom of the frame. Inside the frame is a photo of a young NCO. A piece of the glass is missing in the frame’s upper left corner. As always, such pieces are heartbreakingly touching.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - BALLOON - PRE WW I - MATTED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – BALLOON – PRE WW I – MATTED

    SKU: 40-412

    $75.00

    This is a matted photograph that depicts one balloon. The matted photograph measures 8 1/4″ x 6.” The actual photograph housed within the matting measures 5″ x 3 1/8.” A large group of army officers is gathered around the balloon’s gondola. The photograph dates from early in the 20th Century.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - FRAMED - GRAF FERDINAND von ZEPPELIN’S FUNERAL CORTEGE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – FRAMED – GRAF FERDINAND von ZEPPELIN’S FUNERAL CORTEGE

    SKU: 21-269

    $75.00

    This is a framed photograph of the funeral cortege of Graf Ferdinand von Zeppelin. The Graf founded airships used in Germany before WW I. During WW I his ships were used for the bombing of England and Belgium. The procession follows the casket and is led by König Wilhelm II of Württemberg. The casket has crossed swords and the Graf’s tschapka. He held the rank of general of cavalry in the army. The framed photograph measures 10″ x 13.” The photo within measures 8 3/4″ x 11 3/4.” Below the photograph is another smaller window with printed information about the funeral and the date.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-462

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. This shot is looking on at the zeppelin’s bow. She is still on the ground, as her engines are not turning over. A large crowd is gathered around her.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN  - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN 

    SKU: 40-463

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. In the photograph one is looking up and under the zeppelin. The shot was taken of the zeppelin’s forward portion. One of the two gondolas can be seen. < p align="JUSTIFY">

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-464

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. This shot shows the zeppelin’s stern. She is still in her hanger, but appears to being pulled out. Men are pulling on lines and others are directing the action.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - TWO BALLOONS - PRE WW I - MATTED  - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – TWO BALLOONS – PRE WW I – MATTED 

    SKU: 40-411

    $75.00

    This is a matted photograph that depicts two balloons. The matted photograph measures 6 1/4″ x 7 3/4.” The actual photograph housed within the matting measures 4″ x 5 3/4.” A large group of men is watching the proceedings on what appears to be a testing field. The date 19 April 1901 appears at the matte’s bottom.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN  - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN 

    SKU: 40-465

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph measuring of a zeppelin’s bow (which I cannot identify). It appears similar in some ways to the Sachsen, but differences can be noted. 

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-466

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph measuring of a zeppelin’s bow (which I cannot identify). It appears similar in some ways to the Sachsen, but differences can be noted. 

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – UNIDENTIFIED ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-467

    $30.00

     This is an original photograph measuring of a zeppelin’s bow (which I cannot identify). It appears similar in some ways to the Sachsen, but differences can be noted. < p align="JUSTIFY">

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - ZEPPELIN ENGINE - LARGE-FORMAT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN ENGINE – LARGE-FORMAT

    SKU: 40-419

    $30.00

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - ZEPPELIN ENGINE - LARGE-FORMAT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN ENGINE – LARGE-FORMAT

    SKU: 40-420

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 8 3/4.” It shows a zeppelin engine that has been removed from the airship.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - ZEPPELIN ENGINE- LARGE-FORMAT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN ENGINE- LARGE-FORMAT

    SKU: 40-418

    $30.00

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - ZEPPELIN HANGER - LARGE FORMAT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN HANGER – LARGE FORMAT

    SKU: 40-416

    $50.00

    This is a large-format photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 9.” It shows several mechanics working on zeppelins’ engine assemblies. The action is taking place in a large hanger.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - ZEPPELIN SACHSEN - HANGER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN SACHSEN – HANGER

    SKU: 40-414

    $50.00

    This is an ORIGINAL photograph that measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed in service in May 1913. Before WW I began, she transported nearly 10,000 people. Once the war started, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids, then was retired from service in 1916. She is shown in her hanger prior to being wheeled out and launched.

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  • GERMANY - PHOTOGRAPH - ZEPPELIN SACHSEN OUTSIDE - HANGER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN SACHSEN OUTSIDE – HANGER

    SKU: 40-415

    $50.00

     This is an ORIGINAL photograph that measures  3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed in service in May 1913. Before WW I began, she transported nearly 10,000 people. Once the war started, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids, then was retired from service in 1916. She is shown outside her hanger, with a large number of people gathered around her.

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  • GERMANY - PLAQUE - COMMEMORATING DEUTSCHE LEGION - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PLAQUE – COMMEMORATING DEUTSCHE LEGION

    SKU: 12-713

    $250.00

    This is a cast iron memorial war plaque that commemorates the Deutsche Legion (Kings German Legion [KGL]), which was formed in 1803 to fight in the Napoleonic Wars. It measures 7″ x 4 5/16,” and is shaped like a squared-off shield. The cast iron has been blackened, and sports a high-relief sculpture of a horse rearing above a defeated enemy. The fallen man has his shield lifted to protect himself from the horse’s hooves. The two are situated on a base that displays the Legion’s motto, “Nec Aspera Terrent” (Afraid of No Hardships) above 1803-1816. High-relief figures of some Legion members appear in a rectangular cutout beneath the lettering. The plaque is signed H. Wedemeyer on the plaque’s lower right side. The KGL was formed after the Electorate of Hannover was dissolved in 1803, the state having been taken over by Napoleon Bonaparte’s conquering French Army. Many Hanoverian Army officers and soldiers fled to England, since George III, Hannover’s deposed Elector, was England’s King. Soon after, the KGL was formed from these expatriate troops to become a mixed corps by 1803’s end. (A mixed corps includes all arms: mounted, infantry, and artillery). The KGL never fought as an autonomous unit, remaining under British Army command throughout the Napoleonic Wars (1804–15). It played a vital role in several campaigns, particularly the Walcheren Campaign, the Peninsular War, and the Hundred Days (1815).[It is now obvious that the rearing horse on this plaque represents the White Horse of Hannover]. The KGL was disbanded…

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  • GERMANY - PORTRAIT - GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – PORTRAIT – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG – METAL

    SKU: 12-396

    $125.00

    I believe this portrait is made of stamped tin. It measures 12″ x 9 7/8,” and shows von Hindenburg wearing a suit. This certainly from the period while he was serving as Reichspräsident. It also could be from shortly after his death, while he was still popular (before the Nazis shifted attention away from him). It is well made. This will make an attractive display, whether it is framed or not.

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  • GERMANY - POSTCARD ALBUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – POSTCARD ALBUM

    SKU: 12-721

    $50.00

    This is a fine album that can be used to store your favorite postcards. It measures 7 1/4″ x 5 ½” x 2.” The front cover depicts an eagle in flight with the German National Flag in its beak. Below it we read the legend “Durch Kampf zum Sieg!” (Through Struggles to Victory). A cut down, full-color postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (complete with PLM, medal bar, etcetera) is pasted to the inside flyleaf. The album holds approximately ninety-eight postcards. Its front binding is split, yet it remains quite serviceable.

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  • GERMANY - POSTER - RAMED “ZEICHNET KRIEGSSANLEIHE” - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – POSTER – RAMED “ZEICHNET KRIEGSSANLEIHE”

    SKU: 12-804

    $250.00

    his is a fascinating framed patriotic poster from during the Great War. Similar items were employed by all of WW I’s participants to boost home front morale, recruit troops, encourage home front volunteering, AND raise additional funds for an increasingly expensive war effort. Our offering today depicts a design for an Imperial German War Bond. It is printed in black, blue, green, and gold ink. The poster is in excellent condition. Although it was framed later in the 20th Century, its simple style is compatible with its originating time period. The frame is high-quality, while the poster itself boasts a double matte. The outer matte is white, while the inner matte is black. Within the matting, the poster measures 10” x 12 ½.” Its black frame measures 19” x 21 ½.”

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  • GERMANY - UNIFORM BUTTONS - DISPLAY OF VARIOUS STATE COLLAR AND UNIFORM BUTTONS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    GERMANY – UNIFORM BUTTONS – DISPLAY OF VARIOUS STATE COLLAR AND UNIFORM BUTTONS

    SKU: 15-678

    $350.00

    This is a most interesting oval-shaped display of uniform collar buttons, assorted other buttons, and other miscellaneous items. The display is in a wooden frame that measures 10” x 12,” and contains approximately thirty-five assorted burtons. They primarily consist of Feldwebel and Gefreiter collar buttons that helped identify ranks of men in the German Army, including those for Prussia, Saxony, Württemberg, Hesse, and another for what I believe is one of the Saxon Duchies. Aside from these rank buttons, others include the buttons from shoulder straps that indicated an Infanterie Kompagnie, an Artillerie Battery, or a Kavallerie Eskadron. Also included are a smaller number of uniform buttons. Two officer’s kokarden are included from Bavaria, as well as two silver rank pips that are added for a decorative touch. One final point: while this is an interesting display, I do NOT believe that this is a period frame. Instead, it was assembled more recently for a collector’s enjoyment.

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  • HESSE-DARMSTADT - METAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR’S SIGN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    HESSE-DARMSTADT – METAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR’S SIGN

    SKU: 10-892

    $695.00

    This is a first time offering from Der Rittmeister Militaria. It is a large porcelain sign from a government office in Hesse-Darmstadt. [Hesse-Darmstadt was one of Imperial Germany’s two larger Grand Duchies. Along with Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt contributed the largest military contingents after Prussia, Bavaria, Württemberg, and Saxony]. The impressive, slightly-vaulted sign measures 20” x 23.5.” Its center features a 12” x 8.75” bright-blue shield adorned with a red-and-white-striped, rampant, Hesse-Darmstadt Lion. The shield is topped by a golden, stylized Fleurs-de-Lis-peaked crown, and the entire image is displayed against a white background. The term “Der Landrat,” which loosely translates as “The District Administrator” (technically, a sub-prefect), appears at the sign’s bottom. Each of the sign’s four corners features a hole through which the sign was attached to the administration’s office building. The shield is in the center. The sign is quite handsome and in very fine condition, overall. [This very large, bulky item will require additional shipping costs. For this reason we ask that you PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY and do NOT use our automated shopping basket! It will NOT calculate the correct shipping charges! We will be happy to assist you].

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  • HIGH RELIEF METAL PLAQUE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    HIGH RELIEF METAL PLAQUE

    SKU: 12-203

    $425.00

    A marvelous rectangular plaque which measures 6 ½” x 9″. It is of high relief design and features a street scene of soldiers marching off to war. While there are several soldiers in the image the two central themes are one soldier holding his baby. Another soldier is kissing his sweetheart goodbye. This is clearly early war as several of the soldiers are wearing pickelhauben. Most interesting.

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  • IRON CROSS - PATRIOTIC FRAME - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    IRON CROSS – PATRIOTIC FRAME

    SKU: 12-836

    $125.00

    IRON CROSS – PATRIOTIC FRAME. Here is yet another example of Imperial Germany’s patriotic items from WW I. This is a horizontally-oriented frame that measures 5.75” x 6.” Its display area measures 5.25” x 3.25,” and is suited for a horizontal rather than a vertical postcard or photograph. The black wooden frame is very simple in design. A horizontal wooden strip, appears below the display area and features an image of a 1914 Iron Cross in its center. The frame’s reverse displays two swing-out clasps that allow the postcard or photograph to be inserted. The reverse also serves as an easel that would allow the frame to rest on a flat surface. It is a lovely, rather sentimental frame that shows great potential for displaying YOUR favorite postcard or photograph.

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  • IRON CROSS - PATRIOTIC METAL FRAME - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    IRON CROSS – PATRIOTIC METAL FRAME

    SKU: 12-837

    $150.00

    IRON CROSS – PATRIOTIC METAL FRAME. This is a fine metal frame that has been made in the shape of an Iron Cross. It measures 6.5” x 6,” and features an oak and laurel leaf wreath that encircles the frame’s center oval opening underneath the cross’s four, cutout arms. The wreath’s top cutout displays a crown, while the bottom cutout features the ribbon that ties the wreath together. The frame was intended to be hung from the wall, and displays a loop on its top by which it could be hung over a nail. The frame’s oval center displays a CdV that is slid into place behind a glass protector. The CdV exhibits an NCO who wears a shooting badge and has a signalman’s patch on his right sleeve. His schirmmütze rests on a stand beside him. You could replace this CdV with another, or any other photo of your choice.

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  • ITALY - CARICATURE - KING VICTOR EMANUEL III - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ITALY – CARICATURE – KING VICTOR EMANUEL III

    SKU: 12-838

    $95.00

    CARICATURE – KING VICTOR EMANUEL III – ITALY. This is a large caricature of King Victor Emanuel III of Italy (1869-1947). He served as the King of Italy from 1900 to 1946. He was the King during WW I, when Italy was one of the Western Allies fighting against Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. Victor Emanuel III was very slight in stature and stood only five feet tall. The caricature is matted. The overall size of the matted product is 18” x 12.” The actual image within the matte measures 12” x 9.” At the caricature’s top a German inscription reads “Our contemporaries.” Beneath it is another German inscription that says “The archetype of faithfulness.” In between them is an oversized image of Victor Emmanuel III. His size is shown in contrast to his sword and scabbard, which both are larger than he is. His rather puffed up appearance depicts him in his military uniform, along with his medals and kepi. The matte is made of light, white cardboard. Its condition is very fine, overall.

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  • KAISER FRIEDRICH III PHOTOGRAPH IN PATRIOTIC FRAME - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KAISER FRIEDRICH III PHOTOGRAPH IN PATRIOTIC FRAME

    SKU: 20-306

    $175.00

    This is a very high-quality, silver-toned, patriotic frame in the shape of an Iron Cross. The frame measures 5 3/4″ x 6 1/4.” Among the Iron Cross’s arms are laurel leaves on one side, with oak leaves and acorns on the other. An oval-shaped inset in the center measures 2″ x 2 3/4.” It allows a photograph to be displayed within the oval. A crown appears directly over the oval space’s top. The reverse sports two means of displaying the frame. First a small easel appears, which when set in place, allows the frame to be displayed on a flat surface. An eyelet at its top means it could be hung from the wall using a nail or picture hanger. A vertical attachment is also present whereby you can insert a photograph for display. The easel device is mounted to its reverse. The subject shown here comes from a Kaiser Friedrich III postcard. He is in a general’s uniform and wears the Orden pour le Mérite at his neck, and a large medal bar that includes numerous high-level decorations. While this is how the frame came to us, of course you may insert most any postcard (some trimming will be necessary), other original photograph, or CdV. The frame is in very fine condition.

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  • KAISER WILHELM I PHOTOGRAPH IN PATRIOTIC FRAME - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KAISER WILHELM I PHOTOGRAPH IN PATRIOTIC FRAME

    SKU: 20-305

    $175.00

    This is a very high-quality, silver-toned, patriotic frame in the shape of an Iron Cross. The frame measures 5 3/4″ x 6 1/4.” Among the Iron Cross’s arms are laurel leaves on one side, with oak leaves and acorns on the other. An oval-shaped inset in the center measures 2″ x 2 3/4.” It allows a photograph to be displayed within the oval. A crown appears directly over the oval space’s top. The reverse sports two means of displaying the frame. First a small easel appears, which when set in place, allows the frame to be displayed on a flat surface. An eyelet at its top means it could be hung from the wall using a nail or picture hanger. A vertical attachment is also present whereby you can insert a photograph for display. The easel device is mounted to its reverse. The subject shown here comes from a Kaiser Wilhelm I postcard. He is seen in his full dress uniform and wears the Orden pour le Mérite at his neck, Hohenzollern House Order Kollar, and a large medal bar that includes the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Two breast stars are on his left breast. While this is how the frame came to us, of course you may insert most any postcard (some trimming will be necessary), other original photograph, or CdV. The frame is in very fine condition.

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  • KAISER WILHELM II’S FUNERAL: SIX ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KAISER WILHELM II’S FUNERAL: SIX ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS

    SKU: 40-669

    $125.00

    Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) was Germany’s third and final emperor. Today we are offering six large-format photographs related to his funeral. He was Kaiser Friedrich III and Kaiserin Victoria’s oldest son. [Friedrich (1831-1888) was Kaiser Wilhelm I’s heir, while the Kaiserin (1840-1901) was the oldest daughter of England’s Queen Victoria (1819-1901) and her husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1819-1861)]. Wilhelm II assumed the throne in 1888, after both his father and grandfather died within ninety-nine days of one another. Wilhelm II ruled Germany from 1888 until his abdication in November 1918. At that time he was exiled to Haus Doorn in the Netherlands, where he remained until his death in 1941. He never was allowed to return to Germany, not even for his own burial. His final resting place was in a mausoleum built on Haus Doorn’s grounds. Many officers who had served during Wilhelm II’s reign came to pay their respects at his funeral. Most notable was Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen. Wilhelm II had been the dashing von Mackensen’s staunch supporter, advancing his career over other, more senior officers. Mackensen always felt extreme loyalty for his Kaiser, to the point that he laid his greatcoat over his former monarch’s casket. Each photograph measures 5 ¼” x 7 ¼.” Their details are noted below. 1). Kaiser Wilhelm II’s flag-draped coffin. A large painting of the Kaiser appears behind the coffin, which is draped with the Kaiser’s flag. Massive candle holders surround it. The photo’s reverse features an official…

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  • KAISER WILHELM II’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH WITH REPRODUCTION SIGNATURE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KAISER WILHELM II’S PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH WITH REPRODUCTION SIGNATURE

    SKU: 40-668

    $20.00

    This is a portrait photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II. It shows him in military uniform complete with his 1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, and 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class. It is a post WW I photograph from when he was exiled in the Netherlands at Huis Doorn. It measures 3 ½” x 5 ½.” The photograph’s bottom features the Kaiser’s bold REPRODUCTION autograph.

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  • LARGE FRAMED PORTRAIT OF SAILOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE FRAMED PORTRAIT OF SAILOR

    SKU: 13-443

    $150.00

    This is a period-framed portrait of an enlisted sailor. The frame measures 19 ½” x 15.” It is quite ornate, with a black molding infused with gold scroll work. The image measures 11″ x 8 3/4.” It shows the sailor standing in his pea coat, wearing a mütze that says “Kaiserliche Marine.” This is ready to display on your wall. [$20.00 shipping required for domestic shipping on this item].

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  • LARGE HAND CARVED HAPSBURG EAGLE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE HAND CARVED HAPSBURG EAGLE

    SKU: 26-62

    $2,495.00

    Today we are offering a massive, truly magnificent, artistically hand carved wooden Hapsburg Eagle. It has been years since we have offered a sophisticated example of German Imperial Period woodcarving. Without a doubt, this is one of the finest we have ever offered. During the Imperial Period, most of Europe’s finest hand woodcarving came from Germany and Austria. [The tradition is still practiced today primarily in Southern Germany (the Black Forest and Bavaria) and Northern Austria (the Tyrol)]. I cannot say with certainty whether our example originated in Austria or Germany, although it was done to commemorate Austria’s Hapsburg Empire. I date this fine example from 1875 up through 1918, when the Great War’s end resulted in the demise of Germany and Austria’s empires. The stunning Eagle measures 2″ x 21″ x 26,” and weighs a whopping 8 lbs. 4 oz. The carving is quite intricate, with exquisite detailing to its various feathers. The top crown has movement in it forwards and backwards, almost as though it is articulated. In the center of the Eagle’s chest is a glass-covered frame that measures 4 ½” x 6″ x 2,” and features a cabinet photograph of Kaiser Franz Josef of Austria with a reproduction signature. The reverse features three metal rings that form its hanger system. A very old cord is strung between them that once served as the actual hanger so it could be hung on a wall. I have waited many years for a large and exceptional carving to come…

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  • LARGE-FORMAT - DECORATIVE PHOTOGRAPH - SAILOR - MATROSEN-DIVISION - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT – DECORATIVE PHOTOGRAPH – SAILOR – MATROSEN-DIVISION

    SKU: 40-205

    $85.00

    This is a deluxe, matted photograph celebrating a sailor’s service. The photograph measures 6 1/8” x 9.” A total of thirteen sailors are lying down, kneeling, and standing with rifles. In the center of the back row are two petty officers. Each sailor wears a mütze with a Matrosen-Division cap tally. The matte on which the photograph is placed is cardboard pre-decorated with naval motifs. It measures 13 1/2” x 16 3/4.” Some damage appears on the matte’s edges. No markings or identifications appear on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT IRON CROSS COMBINATION PHOTOGRAPH/DOCUMENT ALBUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT IRON CROSS COMBINATION PHOTOGRAPH/DOCUMENT ALBUM

    SKU: 40-579

    $250.00

    This is a very interesting album that can accommodate a number of photographs or documents. It is massive, measuring 3 1/4″ x 9 ½” x 12 ½.” The album is very ornate, with a leather exterior. The front cover has an intricate design cut into its leather. In the center is a gold starburst featuring a black and silver 1813 Iron Cross. It is a representation of the “Star of the Grand Cross.” In Germany, this historic decoration is known as the “Blücherstern,” since it was awarded after the Battle of Waterloo to Generalfeldmarschall Blücher by König Friedrich Wilhelm III. [Interestingly, one other “Star of the Grand Cross” was also awarded during WW I. Although Kaiser Wilhelm II had instituted the 1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, he also made ONE award of the “Star” to his most-senior military commander, Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg. The only difference was that the 1914 award featured that date on its Iron Cross, whereas the 1813 version displayed a blank obverse]. Returning to our album, we do see some scattered aging to portions of the leather exterior. Inside the album we see a dedication page that reads: “Autographen- Sammlung Herbert Seidel” Pasted below these three beautifully-written lines is a real leaf that has been preserved in the album. Looking further, we see a total of twenty-five double-sided pages. The pages on the left were intended for the placement of photographs. These photographs have been removed. The opposite right-side pages have sleeves built into them…

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - CAMOUFLAGED HANGER - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – CAMOUFLAGED HANGER – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-511

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” I find it quite interesting as it shows an observation balloon’s camouflaged hanger. The hanger enabled the crew to keep their balloon inflated and protected when not in use. It saved them time (and gas), keeping their balloon ready for flight. If you look in the hanger, you can see some of the balloon’s extra gear. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - GROUND CREW - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – GROUND CREW – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-518

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” It shows a ground crew with their balloon’s deflated bag in front of them.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - KRONPRINZ RUPPRECHT - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – KRONPRINZ RUPPRECHT – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-517

    $40.00

    This is a large-format original photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2,” depicting Bavaria’s Crown Prince Rupprecht (1869-1955) in an observation balloon’s basket. It is getting ready to make a flight. In the basket with him are his wife, oldest son Prinz Luitpold (1901-1914), and several other Bavarian officers. This information is pencilled on the reverse. Judging from the young prince’s apparent age, I estimate the photograph dates from 1907 to 1911.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION AIRPLANE - ALOFT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION AIRPLANE – ALOFT

    SKU: 40-523

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4,” showing a German observation airplane in flight, with snowy mountains in the background. The shot was taken from above by another airplane’s crew. On the reverse is a rubber-stamped form on which information has been entered. It states that it comes from an unidentified observation squadron.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-478

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 5″ x 7.” It shows the ground crew working on the balloon, apparently emptying gas from the bag after a mission. In the background, one can see many gas tanks. A red caption appears in the upper left corner.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-480

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. A large Iron Cross appears on its side.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-481

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. The reverse features penciled information on the balloon and its unit.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-482

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-483

    $35.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. This photograph, while showing a bit of the balloon and gondola, concentrates more on the men on the ground. Center stage is a visiting general officer. The reverse features penciled information on the balloon and its unit.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-484

    $35.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 3/4″ x 7.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. This photograph, while showing a bit of the balloon and gondola, concentrates more on the men on the ground. Center stage is a visiting general officer. The reverse features penciled information on the balloon and its unit.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-485

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-486

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-487

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-488

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her as the balloon is being readied for flight. Gas has not yet been pumped into the bag. Iron Crosses can be seen on both sides of the balloon. The reverse features a penciled date, 28 March 1918, barely two weeks before the war’s end.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON CREW

    SKU: 40-514

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon’s crew building a hanger. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON CREW - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON CREW

    SKU: 40-515

    $25.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 5/8″ x 6 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon’s crew building a hanger. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION CREW SETTING UP OPERATIONS BASE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION CREW SETTING UP OPERATIONS BASE

    SKU: 40-512

    $30.00

    This is a terrific original photograph, measuring 4 1/2″ x 6 5/8,” that shows a balloon crew preparing their base camp for operations. In the foreground we see some of the men building the balloon’s hanger. In the background we can see the balloon, which is inflated and ready for flight. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-472

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” The zeppelin has just been pulled from its hanger. A crowd is gathered under it. The reverse features information about its photographer, and a warning not to reproduce the photograph without authorization.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-473

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4.” The zeppelin is in flight.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-474

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 3/4″ x 5 3/4.” The zeppelin is on the ground with its ground crew around it.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - PRE WW I ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-475

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The photograph measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” The zeppelin is in the air, probably less than 100 meters from the ground. A crowd is gathered under it. The reverse features information about its photographer, and a warning not to reproduce the photograph without authorization.

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    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-499

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is in flight. The photograph measures 3 3/4″ x 6.”

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - SUPPORT VEHICLE - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – SUPPORT VEHICLE – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-521

    $20.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” We see a support truck for an observation balloon on a slight rise in the ground. Two men are seated in the cab.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH -OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH -OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-476

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph that measures 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” It shows an observation balloon in the field. Her ground crew is gathered under her. The balloon either is ready for its launch or has just been reeled in. It is a cold winter day with a lot of snow on the ground. The reverse has a penciled description of what is taking place. It is dated 1915.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH - BASKET - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – BASKET – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-532

    $20.00

    This large-format photograph measures 6 1/4″ x 4 ½.” It shows an observation balloon’s basket hanging down from it.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH - CRASHED AIRPLANE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – CRASHED AIRPLANE

    SKU: 40-524

    $20.00

    This is a large format photograph, which measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2,” that shows a crashed airplane’s remains. The crash took place in a wooded area. Some of its parts are in the trees above the crash site. A crowd of soldiers and a woman, who appears to be weeping, are at the site.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH - GROUND CREW - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – GROUND CREW – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-510

    $30.00

    This is a large-format photograph measuring 4 1/4″ x 6 1/2.” It shows the ground crew of an aloft observation balloon. We see a truck and trailer. From the trailer we can see the cables attached to the balloon, which is flying overhead. Most of the crew is gathered around the trailer. Mounted in the truck’s rear are two machine guns for the balloon’s protection. The machine guns are manned. On the reverse is a penciled description, and what I believe is unit identification (Ballonzeug Nr 221).

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-513

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph of an observation balloon, which measures 6 1/2″ x 4 5/8.” It shows an observation balloon in the process of being inflated prior to flight. A large Iron Cross can be seen on the balloon’s side. A date is penciled on the reverse, 28 October 1918, which is about two weeks before the war’s end.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-489

    $25.00

    This large-format photograph, which measures 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4,” shows an observation balloon in a city. It has not yet been launched into the air. Beneath it is a crowd of a few military men and a far greater number of male and female civilians. The scene takes place in winter. Snow is on the ground. The photograph has been mounted on a heavier piece of paper. Two bends show in the photograph, as it was folded prior to being mounted.

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  • LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH - OBSERVATION BALLOON - CREW - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LARGE-FORMAT PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON – CREW

    SKU: 40-516

    $30.00

    This is a large-format original photograph, measuring 4 5/8″ x 6 1/2,” that shows an observation balloon either preparing to launch or being reeled in after a flight. Both the crew and support vehicle are present. Several other trucks can be seen in the background. Snow is on the ground. An Iron Cross appears on the balloon’s side. A penciled description is on the reverse.

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  • MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH - EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-506

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 4″ x 5 3/4,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The photograph shows the balloon with its basket still on the ground, surrounded by a crowd. I date it from 1890 to 1900. A description on the reverse indicates that the photograph may have been taken in Bohemia.

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    MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-507

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 5 3/4″ x 4,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The photograph shows the balloon with its basket still on the ground, surrounded by a crowd. I date it from 1890 to 1900.

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    MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-508

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 4 1/4″ x 3,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The balloon is in the air and the crowd below is looking on. I date it from 1890 to 1900.

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    MATTED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – EARLY OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-509

    $20.00

    This is an original matted photograph of an early observation balloon. The photograph, which measures 4 1/4″ x 3,” is surrounded by a matte measuring 4 1/8″ x 6 1/2.” The balloon is in the air. I date it from 1890 to 1900.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – DELUXE PATRIOTIC FRAME

    SKU: 40-45

    $250.00

    This is an amazing photograph in a high-quality patriotic frame. The frame measures 5 1/8″ x 3 1/8.” The image within the frame measures 3 1/4″ x2 1/4.” The photograph shows a man who appears to be in his 40’s. He is wearing an Iron Cross boutonniere in his buttonhole. Now what is especially interesting is that it appears that oak leaves are directly above the Iron Cross. If this is correct, then this would be for an 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class with the Twenty-Five Year Oak Leaves. I do not necessarily think the photograph was taken during the war years. The frame is beautifully manufactured. It is elaborately made. At the very top is a 1914 Iron Cross surrounded by oak leaves. A swing away easel is attached to the frame’s back, which allows display of both photo and frame. A manufacturer’s hallmarking appears on the frame’s lower edge.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-520

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2,” which is slightly smaller than a postcard. We see a balloon that is being prepared for flight. The bag is partially filled. You can see hoses running from the support wagons that are filling the balloon with gas. Supervising the procedure is a mounted officer. Most of the enlisted crewmen are wearing tschakos.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-543

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 7/8″ x 5 3/4.” It shows an observation balloon on the ground. It either has just landed or is about to be launched. An Iron Cross is displayed on its side.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-544

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3 ½” x 2 7/16.” It shows an observation balloon on the ground. It either has just landed or is about to be launched. The location is noted on the reverse, along with the year 1915.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON

    SKU: 40-545

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/8.” It shows an observation balloon on the ground. It is being prepared for launch from the field near its attendant troop’s barracks.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOONS

    SKU: 40-546

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/8.” It shows two observation balloons on the ground. They are being prepared for launch. They are of different sizes.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-493

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is at a large field containing a single building. A crowd is gathered around the zeppelin. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-494

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is at a large field containing a single building. A crowd is gathered around the zeppelin. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-495

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is at a military complex. The ground crew is gathered around the zeppelin prior to her launch. Her engines are not yet turning over. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-496

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is in flight. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-497

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The ground crew is gathered under it. She has either launched or is about to land. The photograph measures 4 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-498

    $25.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin. The zeppelin is in the field with support equipment under her. The photograph measures 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-500

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin, which measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/4.” It is in the process of either being launched or being moored. The ground crew is working at the ropes.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-501

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin, which measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4.” The zeppelin is in its hanger.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN 

    SKU: 40-461

    $40.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 3″ x 4.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. She is shown just a few feet off the ground, with a large number of people around her. 

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – PRE WW I ZEPPELIN SACHSEN

    SKU: 40-491

    $30.00

    This is an original photograph that measures 4 ½” x 3 1/4.” It depicts the pre WW I zeppelin “Sachsen.” She was placed into service in May 1913. Before the beginning of WW I, she transported nearly 10,000 people. When the war began, she was placed in the Army’s service and became known as the LZ 17. She participated in bombing raids and retired from service in 1916. This shot is looking on at the zeppelin’s bow. She is still on the ground, as her engines are not turning over. A large crowd is gathered around her.

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH – ZEPPELIN – HANGER

    SKU: 40-492

    $20.00

    This is an original photograph of a zeppelin in a hanger. The photograph measures 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2.”

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    ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF KAISER WILHELM II ABOARD ROYAL YACHT S. M. Y. HOHENZOLLERN

    SKU: 40-653

    $150.00

    This is a marvelous oversized original photograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II aboard his royal yacht the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern. The Kaiser took great pride in both his Navy and his yacht. He spent a great deal of time aboard it, visited much of Europe and beyond. The photograph is mounted on a stiff backing that measures 6 ½” x 8 ½.” The photo itself measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” In the scene he is on deck facing the camera in an Admiral’s uniform (he had not yet promoted himself to Großadmiral). He is accompanied by several women in their finery, one of whom is most certainly the Kaiserin. A small buffet table is present, from which the ladies are taking food. A crewman uniformed in his summer whites stands with his back to the camera as he serves his Kaiser. The S. M. Y. Hohenzollern was on a cruise which was to take it from Germany to Turkey and on to Jerusalem. The date and the name of the royal yacht are written in pencil at the bottom of the cardboard backing. We can see two Turkish soldiers at attention facing a German officer. The photograph is dated 23 October 1898. Original photographs of Kaiser Wilhelm II and the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern are very hard to find. This example is excellent.

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  • PAINTED WALL PLAQUE - OFFICER - KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 7 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PAINTED WALL PLAQUE – OFFICER – KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 7

    SKU: 12-632

    $125.00

    This is a wooden plaque that measures 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2.” The obverse features a painting of a leutnant dressed in an überrock from Küraßier-Regiment von Seydlitz Nr 7. The plaque has been varnished on the front. The officer’s portrait has been painted in many colors.

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  • PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS AND STAHLHELM PLAQUES USED AT VETERANS’ GROUP MEETINGS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS AND STAHLHELM PLAQUES USED AT VETERANS’ GROUP MEETINGS

    SKU: 12-399

    $150.00

    This is a set of three patriotic wall plaques used by veterans’ groups after the end of WW I. They are made from a cardboard-like material, but it is a bit heavier and more substantial. Even so, each has a wooden frame at the reverse to help give it some additional strength when hung on the wall. Bits of wire are attached to the frame for hanging. Two of the plaques are stahlhelme, measuring 15″ x 16 1/4.” The third plaque, measuring 23 1/4″ x 23 ½,” is a 1914 Iron Cross. Due to their bulk, a shipping fee of $20.00 will be charged.

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    PERIOD FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – LEHR-INFANTRIE-BATAILLON – POTSDAM

    SKU: 40-10

    $125.00

    This is a wonderful photograph of the Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon on parade. The Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon was created in 1820 during the reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was a special training unit which while a complete and separate Bataillon was attached to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß in 1895. So as a matter of course, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß had four Bataillons instead of the more typical three of an infantry regiment. Thus the Lehr-Bataillon was actually garrisoned in Potsdam and would have been assigned to the GardeKorps. It was used for special training and tactics which might then be used in the German army and to ensure conformity to the drilling and training throughout the German army. It was quite elite and was often seen at functions that included the Kaiser. It was a great honor to be assigned to the Bataillon. Here, it is seen at the Neuen Palais (built during the reign of King Frederick the Great) of Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 1/2″ x 18 1/2,” while the photograph contained therein measures 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2.” The photo was taken by a house photographer. The firm was appointed by Imperial decree to take official photographs of the Kaiser and his family. The arrangement would have been similar to the court or house jewelers such as Godet & Sohn, Wagner & Sohn, etc. The large photo was taken 5 June 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I suspect that…

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    PERIOD FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH – LEHR-INFANTRIE-Bataillon – POTSDAM

    SKU: 40-11

    $125.00

    This is a wonderful photograph of the Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon on parade. The Lehr-Infantrie-Bataillon was created in 1820 during the reign of King Friedrich Wilhelm III. It was a special training unit which while a complete and separate Bataillon was attached to 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß in 1895. So as a matter of course, 1. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß had four Bataillons instead of the more typical three of an infantry regiment. Thus the Lehr-Bataillon was actually garrisoned in Potsdam and would have been assigned to the GardeKorps. It was used for special training and tactics which might then be used in the German army and to ensure conformity to the drilling and training throughout the German army. Here, it is seen at the Früjahrsparade for Kaiser Wilhelm II in Potsdam. The framed photograph measures 15 3/4″ x 18 1/2,” while the photograph contained therein measures 8 1/2″ x 11 1/2.” The photo was taken by a house photographer. The firm was appointed by Imperial decree to take official photographs of the Kaiser and his family. The arrangement would have been similar to the court or house jewelers such as Godet & Sohn, Wagner & Sohn, etc. This large photo was taken 31 May 1911. Both the photograph and the frame are very high quality. I would suspect that this hung in the home of one of the Bataillon members with great pride. [Buy this photograph and the one above and receive a 10% discount on the pair! Special handling and shipping will…

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    PERIOD-FRAMED CARTE de VISITE OF YOUNG ENGLISH BOY

    SKU: 40-650

    $125.00

    This Carte de Visite is of a young English boy. I date it from 1880 through 1910. To begin, the way the boy is dressed and this particular photographic style indicate that his family was from the middle class, or quite possibly even higher. The young lad sports a large tricorn hat set on his head in a jaunty manner. He is dressed in a white outfit that features a lacy overlay upon his shoulders that is loosely tied at his neck, puffy long cuffed sleeves, knee breeches that end at and tightly encircle his knees, white hose that disappear up under his breeches, and shiny black, elaborately buckled shoes. The CdV comes from Edward Sweetland’s photographic studio located at 21 High Street in High Wycombe. Wycombe was a chair-manufacturing center in Buckinghamshire, which grew to become England’s chair-making headquarters in the early 20th Century. Sweetland specialized in children’s portraits, and bought the High Street property in 1904. According to the Buckinghamshire County Council’s internet article on “Early Professional Photographers in Wycombe 1877-1905,” as the town grew, families wanted to record their prosperity with photographs. In my estimation, the real value here is the small period frame. It could be used on any standard-sized CdV if you prefer. The frame is essentially a two-piece affair. A spring-loaded device on the reverse holds the frame’s glass in place. Surprisingly, the glass is quite thick, far thicker than one might think at first glance. It is very substantial. The reverse is a…

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    PHOTO ALBUM – SAILOR

    SKU: 40-291

    $250.00

    Here is a photo album, measuring 9 1/4″ x 12 1/2,” that holds a total of seventy-two photographs. Fifty-five of them are related to naval activities. The remaining seventeen are, I believe, photographs of the owner’s family at home. All the naval photographs are in small-format (3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″). The photos include daily onboard and shore activities. After looking at many of the photos, I believe the photographer belonged to a minesweeper flotilla. Some photos of Cruisers or Battleships are also included. Nothing especially exciting appears in the photos. Each one tells its own story, however. They are well worth studying with a magnifying glass.

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    PHOTO ALBUM TO A MEMBER OF THE 1st KOMPAGNIE OF THE GARDE-SCHÜTZEN-Bataillon

    SKU: 10-271

    $395.00

    This is a marvelous oversized album to a man ( who served in the Garde-Schützen Bataillon from 1905-1907. The quality of pre WW I albums like these far exceed war time examples. The cover of the album which measures 14 ½” x 11 ½” is very decorative and ornate. It has a Royal Cypher, a colored regimental standard, and ” I. Comp. 1905-1907. Inside the album on the title page is the name of the man, Heinrich Warch) and the basic information on his service. This album was professionally produced and a photograph of him. Inside the album are professional taken photographs of the Officers and Men of the Company. There are a total of twenty three high quality photos (these were not taken by an amateur photographer with a Brownie) within the album but most are of a larger format and are on a page of their own. These larger photos measure 6″ x 8″ and each are matted on the page to properly frame them. There are several photographs of the men in training and at ease together. The photographs of the Officers are particularly interesting as they represent tremendous uniform studies of what was worn in a Garde-Schützen organization. This unit was a very elite Bataillon that was sponsored by the Hohenzollern household and it was a tremendous honor to serve in it. Included with the album is a document which has the unit rubber stamp on it. It is signed by a Hauptmann who was the…

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    PHOTOGRAPH – OBSERVATION BALLOON – HANGER

    SKU: 40-542

    $20.00

    This photograph measures 4 1/4″ x 3 1/16.” In it we can see a large observation balloon housed in a hanger. A large number of troops are gathered at the hanger’s front. Even more interesting, a royal carriage complete with liveried coachmen is present. I do not think that the royal personage(s)) had disembarked from the carriage at the time of the photograph. No information appears on the reverse to let us know which member of royalty was making this visit.

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    PHOTOGRAPH – ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE – GERMAN TROOPS IN CHINA

    SKU: 40-681

    $75.00

    PHOTOGRAPH – ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE – GERMAN TROOPS IN CHINA. This original black and white photograph measures 5” x 7 ¼.” It is mounted on a piece of paper (non period) that states “Shanghai Volunteer Corps, um 1902 Deutsche Kompagnie.” The photo shows a number of the volunteers either standing or seated on the ground. A small group of Chinese is seated to the troopers’ right. The men are attired in a wide variety of uniforms and headdresses. The uniforms vary in color from dark-blue to the lighter khaki that was worn in Imperial Germany’s colonies. Their headgear ranges from pickelhauben to mützen. Photos such as this are NOT easy-to-find. It provides a fine uniform study of German troops in China.

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    POSTCARD ALBUM

    SKU: 40-611

    $20.00

    This is an album that would be useful for postcards or original photographs printed on postcard stock, as was the practice during WW I. It measures 9 5/8″ x 8″ x 1 1/4,” and has a light-colored fabric exterior. It also has a strap which, when secured, will keep the contents safe from exterior damage. A total of forty-five (45) double-sided pages are inside the album. Each page will hold four postcards (two front and two back) for a total of one hundred-eighty (180) postcards. This is not a period album, but one that I picked up in Germany a few years ago. It is a great way to store your postcards.

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    POSTCARD ALBUM FEATURING KRIEGSFLAGGE

    SKU: 12-424

    $75.00

    This is a photo or postcard album featuring a kriegsflagge. It includes a total of 15 pages. One could mount a total of 30 photos or postcards in it. It is 8″ x 5 1/4.” The pages have all been written on regarding the original topics contained therein.

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    PRE WW I PHOTO INFANTRY TROOP ALBUM

    SKU: 40-562

    $175.00

    This is an intriguing photo album that deals with both prewar and WW I subjects. The album housing the photos is black leatherette and measures 7 3/4″ x 5.” The front cover displays a silver embossed 1914 Iron Cross. Below that we read “Aus grosser Zeit” (From a Greater Time.” The album contains a total of eighty-eight postcard-sized, original photographs. In addition, it has ten postcards. The bulk of the photographs is of individual soldiers or soldier groups in NON combat poses. We see photographs of men from Infanterie-Regiments 68, 95, and 133. We also see men from unidentified Garde-Regiments. Many of the poses deal with hospitals, wounded patients, nurses, and medics. We also see some Kaiser best annual infantry regiment shooting prizes on their uniforms. Several men are wearing shooting lanyards. The postcards cover a variety of topics, again both from before the war and during wartime. [Please keep in mind with a total of ninety-eight photos and postcards, that the cost per photograph/postcard is less than $8.00. Moreover, you have a lovely album (NOTE: some pages are loose) in which to house them as a “bonus.” It is a real value!

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    PRE WW I ZEPPELIN PHOTOGRAPH

    SKU: 40-490

    $20.00

    This is a photograph of a pre WW I zeppelin, which measures 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2.” It is flying over a large crowd near railroad tracks and, I believe, fairly close to the city’s train station.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-535

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11 3/4″ x 18 1/4. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts the countryside, with two officers standing and talking in a cemetery. Mounted troops carrying lances and pennants are on the road behind them.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-536

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10″ x 16 1/2. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a village in the background. In the foreground is a farmer and a horse drawn cart in a cemetery.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-537

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 3/4″ x 15 1/4. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a village in the background. In the foreground are a number of German troops in their camp.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-538

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11 3/4″ x 18 1/2. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a village in the background, with a large army camp in front of it. In the foreground a large number of dogs are running from a French officer who is shooting at them with a pistol. A horse is lying down, which may have been shot already.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-539

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11 1/4″ x 16 1/4. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a camp of German soldiers in front of a grove of trees.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-540

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11 1/4″ x 16 3/4. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a camp of German soldiers overlooking a river. Soldiers in pickelhauben are on guard duty.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-541

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 12″ x 18 1/2. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a group of farmers working a field below a hill. A grave or two is shown in the area.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-542

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11″ x 17 1/4. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a walled city, with some battle damage to the entry gate. Some women are going about their normal daily business. An armed sentry stands under a tree.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-543

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10″ x 16 1/2. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a small encampment of German soldiers. They are camping by a river with a bridge. They are most likely cavalry, as a small group of unsaddled horses is shown.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-544

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/4″ x 17. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts several graves in front of a stand of trees in a rolling meadow.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-545

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 12″ x 18 1/4. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts an army camp. These are most likely cavalrymen, since many unsaddled horses are shown.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-546

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/4″ x 17. ” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a small group of soldiers in horse drawn wagons crossing a river on a narrow wooden bridge.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-547

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11″ x 17 1/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a town alongside a river. A battle-damaged bridge lies across the river. Two officers are standing on the bridge.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-548

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/8″ x 14 1/2.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a bridge across a river with troops on it.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-549

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11″ x 17.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a fort that appears to have been damaged and captured. Troops are on guard duty.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-550

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11″ x 16 3/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a bridge and tunnels leading into what appears to be a fort.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-551

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 13 3/4″ x 12 3/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a fort that appears to have been captured. It shows battle damage from the assault. Enlisted soldiers are standing on guard duty, and two officers are looking over the wall with binoculars.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-552

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 15 1/4″ x 13.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a town with a castle. This is a winter view. Snow is on the ground, the castle rooks, and town buildings.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-553

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 3/4″ x 17 1/2.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a small town with farms outside the town’s boundaries. On a hill overlooking the town, two soldiers stand guard.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-554

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11″ x 17.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a city and its railroad yard. Many railroad tracks appear, along with severe damage to the surrounding buildings and many ruined box cars. People are wandering around in the destruction.

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  • PRUSSIA - COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING - 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-555

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11 1/2″ x 16 3/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a walled city on a river. The city gate shows extensive battle damage.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-556

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/4″ x 16 3/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a city on a river, with a castle on a hill in the distance. In the fields are farmers with their cows. Soldiers are marching across the bridge over the river.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-557

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/4″ x 16 3/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a large farmhouse and an outbuilding.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-558

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10″ x 16 3/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a walled city in the distance. Some shepherds watch over their flock.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-559

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 11 1/8″ x 17 1/4.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a walled city with many buildings in it. A wagon with supplies rolls toward the city while officers watch.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-560

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/2″ x 17.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a walled city in the early morning or late afternoon light.

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    PRUSSIA – COLOR PRINT FROM ORIGINAL PAINTING – 1870/71 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-561

    $15.00

    This is a superior-grade color print produced from an 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War-era original painting. The print measures 10 1/4″ x 17 1/8.” It is printed on heavy paper stock. The scene depicts a walled city with an army encampment just outside the city walls. Farmers tend to their cows not far from the encampment.

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  • PRUSSIA - DOCUMENT - FRAMED - HISTORY OF INFANTERIE-DIVISION Nr 5 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DOCUMENT – FRAMED – HISTORY OF INFANTERIE-DIVISION Nr 5

    SKU: 12-446

    $75.00

    This is a period-framed listing of the action and battles seen by Infanterie-Division Nr 5. The framed item measures 17 1/4″ x 9 1/4.” The frame is a simple wooden type. As one scans down the list, one sees the many battles this division fought from 1914 to 1918. Among them were Fort Douaumont at Verdun, Mons, Somme, Soissons, Aisne-Champagne, Undine, Marne, and etc. This division fought in virtually every major battle on the Western Front during WW II!

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  • PRUSSIA - DRAWING - PEN AND INK - SOLDIERS’ BATTLE OF KÖNIGGRÄTZ CHARGE DURING 1866 AUSTRO-PRUSSIAN WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – DRAWING – PEN AND INK – SOLDIERS’ BATTLE OF KÖNIGGRÄTZ CHARGE DURING 1866 AUSTRO-PRUSSIAN WAR

    SKU: 12-759

    $50.00

    This is a pen and ink drawing that highlights a Prussian Infanterie Regiment charge during the 1866 Austro-Prussian War’s Battle of Königgrätz. An officer with his sword drawn urges his troops forward as they attack Austrian positions. All of the soldiers are wearing 1860’s-style pickelhauben, which was shaped differently from the final 1897-style. The Battle of Königgrätz was the Austro-Prussian War’s penultimate battle, effectively ending the very short, sharp war. The drawing measures 7″ x 10″ and was produced by Bavarian artist/illustrator and university professor Anton Hoffman (1863-1938). [He specialized in history and military paintings, and illustrated many school and history books. He produced a series on the Bavarian Army’s uniforms and is still collected today, particularly among artistic postcards]. Thumb tack or small nail holes appear in the drawing’s corners from a previous attachment to a wall or display board. The firm’s name from which the drawing was purchased and a description of the action appears on its reverse.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED - HUSAREN OFFICER AND HERZOG FRIEDRICH WILHELM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED – HUSAREN OFFICER AND HERZOG FRIEDRICH WILHELM

    SKU: 12-588

    $125.00

    This is a large, colored lithograph mounted in an old frame. The framed presentation measures 18″ x 15 3/4.” Appearing inside a matted area is the lithograph, which measures 12 1/4″ x 10 1/4.” The lithograph features two men, one in the uniform of Husaren-Regiment Nr 8. The other is identified as Herzog Friedrich Wilhelm. They are examining a map. The lithograph is from the period 1803 to 1806. Items of this nature from the Napoleonic War period are always quite interesting and popular. It is very handsome, and ready to hang on your wall.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED - KAISER WILHELM II - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 12-664 XES

    $125.00

    It is a framed lithograph of Kaiser Wilhelm II in the field. It is a classic portrait of the Kaiser. Original photographs like this were dedicated and/or signed and placed in deluxe frames (including those topped by a Hohenzollern Crown) to make prized Kaiser presentation gifts. This is a good copy of the original photograph. The Kaiser stands in a generalfeldmarschall’s uniform, wearing a pickelhaube complete with its canvas cover. Below his image is a dedication and his reproduced signature, dated 1916. The lithograph, which measures 7 1/4″ x 6,” is housed in a modern-day frame measuring 13 1/4″ x 10.” This is a consignment item.  

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED COLOR - EARLY MOUNTED GARDE du CORPS OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED COLOR – EARLY MOUNTED GARDE du CORPS OFFICER

    SKU: 12-427

    $125.00

    This is a fascinating color lithograph of a mounted officer from the Regiment der Garde du Corps. It is from the Napoleonic War Period. His headdress is much different from what we are used to with the Regiment der Garde du Corps since this, of course, was prior to the use of pickelhauben. The officer is mounted on a spirited steed and wears his küraß over his tunic. The Garde Star adorns his horse blanket. A küraßier’s sword hangs at his waist. In the picture’s background, the infantry is advancing. The framed presentation measures 8 3/4″ x 7 1/4.” The image inside the frame measures 12″ x 9 ½.” It is difficult to say from what period the frame dates, however, my best guess is that it was framed between 1900 and 1930. It reveals honest aging. The lithograph inside the frame may be even older, from the paper’s appearance. A hanger is attached to the reverse. This one is ready to go up on the wall.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED COLOR - GARDE-INFANTERIE OFFICER - INTERIM UNIFORM CIRCA 1803 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED COLOR – GARDE-INFANTERIE OFFICER – INTERIM UNIFORM CIRCA 1803

    SKU: 12-520

    $150.00

    This is a framed color lithograph that shows two views of a Garde-Infantrie officer in an Interim uniform. This lithograph is enclosed in a frame that I would date from 1900 to 1910. Its molding is gold. The frame measures 10″ x 7.” The multicolored lithograph is matted inside the frame, and measures 6″ x 4 1/4.” A description is on the frame’s reverse.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED COLOR - GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED COLOR – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    SKU: 38-01

    $375.00

    This is a period-framed color lithograph of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg. It is in the style that was displayed in government offices while he was President of the Weimar Republic. He is depicted in a late-war pose. Hindenburg is wearing all of his medals and decorations, including the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves, the1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross, etc. In one hand he grips his interim generalfeldmarschall’s baton, while the other holds a sword with a Garde Star on the grip. The piece is attractively done, and ready to hang on your wall.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED COLOR - KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM III - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED COLOR – KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM III

    SKU: 12-493

    $195.00

    This is a fascinating, framed, color lithograph of King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia. Friedrich Wilhelm III was the King of Prussia during the time of the Napoleonic Wars. He was also the king who instituted the 1813 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Class. The lithograph was produced by a Berlin firm. The framed item measures 17 3/4″ x 12 3/4.” It is possible that this example and the one listed below were used as plates in a book, or perhaps they were produced individually. I estimate that both were produced, then framed around 1900 to 1910. The frames certainly are old, but not so old as to hail from Friedrich Wilhelm III’s time.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH - FRAMED COLOR - KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM IV - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH – FRAMED COLOR – KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM IV

    SKU: 12-494

    $195.00

    This is a fascinating, framed, color lithograph of King Friedrich Wilhelm IV of Prussia. He followed Friedrich Wilhelm III, then was later replaced by Wilhelm I when he suffered mental problems. The lithograph was produced by a Berlin firm. The framed item measures 17 3/4″ x 12 3/4.” It is possible that this example and the one listed above were used as plates in a book, or perhaps they were produced individually. I estimate that both were produced, then framed around 1900 to 1910. The frames certainly are old, but not so old as to hail from Friedrich Wilhelm IV’s time.

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  • PRUSSIA - LITHOGRAPH OF THE CORONATION OF KAISER WILHELM I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – LITHOGRAPH OF THE CORONATION OF KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 12-675

    $65.00

    This is a full color lithograph that shows Kaiser Wilhelm II at his coronation as Germany’s first Emperor in 1871. The lithograph is quite large, measuring 16 3/4″ x 12.” The lithograph exhibits some minor damage. It is priced accordingly. A second page is included, with additional information on the proceedings. It came from the Guttenberg Museum in Mainz more than one-hundred-years ago.

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  • PRUSSIA - PAINTING - LEUTNANT - KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 7 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – PAINTING – LEUTNANT – KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 7

    SKU: 12-618

    $125.00

    This is an interesting painting on wood, showing an officer from Prussia’s Küraßier-Regiment von Seydlitz (Magdeburgisches) Nr 7. The regiment was founded in 1815. It was garrisoned at Quedlinburg and Halberstadt, and attached to the IV. ArmeeKorps. The wooden panel measures 12 1/2″ x 10.” Holes appear at the top and bottom, probably from where it was attached to a wall. The painting of the officer is multicolored. It shows him mounted on a horse, wearing his full parade uniform. This includes his uniform and küraß. Yellow appears on his collar, sabertache, and his horse’s blanket. This identifies him to the Küraßier-Regiment von Seydlitz (Magdeburgisches) Nr 7. Some scraping has affected the wood in the past, but the young officer’s image was not harmed. The reverse features the unit’s identification.

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  • PRUSSIA - PAINTING - PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY - FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR - 1870-1871 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – PAINTING – PRUSSIAN ARTILLERY – FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR – 1870-1871

    SKU: 12-593

    $550.00

    This is a painting that shows Prussian artillery in action during the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. The painting is unframed and measures 19 1/2″ x 28 1/2.” It depicts two crews, their artillery pieces attached to caissons, manhandling these pieces up a hill. Officers on horseback are supervising it all. Every man is wearing a kugelhelm. The painting is signed “W. Koch 31.” [Extra shipping costs will be required due to the item’s size].

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  • PRUSSIA - PHOTOGRAPH - FRAMED COLORIZED - 19th CENTURY OFFICER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – PHOTOGRAPH – FRAMED COLORIZED – 19th CENTURY OFFICER

    SKU: 12-771

    $150.00

    This is a small framed photograph of a 19th Century Prussian officer. The period frame measures 5” x 6 1/2.” The frame features three different colors in the molding. It has a very Victorian look to it. The colorized photo measures 3 1/2” x 5.” It depicts a Prussian officer in profile. Interestingly, he shows NO shoulder boards or epaulettes on his tunic, which, from its cut, is an überrock. The officer’s name appears on the reverse. His name appears to be “Alexander von . . .” I cannot make out the rest. He attained the rank of Generalleutnant and lived from 1807-1894. So, it is certain that he fought in the 1864 Danish-Prussian War, the 1866 Austro-Prussian War, and the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian-War. More historical details about him appear on the reverse’s bottom.Overall, its condition is quite good for being more than one-hundred years-old.

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  • PRUSSIA - PORTRAIT - FRAMED - THREE GERMAN 1870-1871 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR HEROES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – PORTRAIT – FRAMED – THREE GERMAN 1870-1871 FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR HEROES

    SKU: 12-722

    $225.00

    The 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War was the final piece in the puzzle completing Germany’s unification, culminating in Prussian König Wilhelm I’s coronation as Germany’s Kaiser Wilhelm I. This very important event capped three men’s campaign to make Prussia the Reich’s ruling kingdom. Today we are offering with you a framed presentation of those three important figures in small color paintings. The overall dimensions of the simple wooden frame are 11 3/8″ x 18 7/8.” In the middle is Kaiser Wilhelm I. He is standing outside, wearing a küraßier officer’s überrock. One can see a generalfeldmarschall’s crossed batons and an Iron Cross ribbon in the tunic’s buttonhole. To Wilhelm I’s left is the process’s military genius, Generalfeldmarschall Helmuth von Moltke. He served as Wilhelm I’s Chief of the General Staff during the various German states’ consolidation. Von Moltke is seated at his desk in uniform as he works through the army’s weighty matters. He oversaw the Prussian Army during the Second Schleswig War of 1864, also known as the Prussian-Danish War. He helmed the Prussian Army in the next conflict, the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. It led to Prussia absorbing the states of Hannover, Braunschweig, Nassau, etc., and pretty much set up Germany’s various kingdoms and states as they would remain in the Empire. Von Moltke’s final war as Chief of the General Staff was during 1870-1871, when Germany’s combined and modernized army rolled over the French forces, captured Versailles, and arrived at Paris’ gates by the war’s end. Von Moltke left Germany…

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  • PRUSSIA - POSTCARD ALBUM - KAISER WILHELM II WEARING GARDE du CORPS HELMET ON COVER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD ALBUM – KAISER WILHELM II WEARING GARDE du CORPS HELMET ON COVER

    SKU: 12-518

    $95.00

    This is a very handsome postcard album. It measures 15 1/4″ x 9 1/4,” and boasts an embossed likeness of Kaiser Wilhelm II wearing a Garde du Corps (GdC) helmet (complete with the massive Hohenzollern Eagle) on the front cover. The Kaiser’s pose is from the waist up. He is also wearing the GdC’s full parade uniform and küraß. The album’s upper left corner sports diagonal stripes in black, white, and red: Germany’s national colors. Below the Kaiser’s likeness is written the gilt title “Postkarten-Album” on the album’s brown surface. Inside, the album has fifty pages into which postcards and/or photos can be inserted. Many precut slots are available where the postcards/photos may be inserted. The album has room for 125+ cards. This album has never had any postcards installed in it. The cover and binding show wear, but it remains in good condition overall. This is a lovely way to display your postcards. As an added bonus, buy this album and you may purchase any number of our postcards and/or photographs at a 15% discount!!

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  • PRUSSIA - WALL PLAQUE - FREDERICK THE GREAT - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – WALL PLAQUE – FREDERICK THE GREAT – METAL

    SKU: 12-619

    $95.00

    This is a combination wooden and metal plaque that features a fine likeness of Prussia’s King Frederick the Great. The wooden plaque is oval-shaped and measures 11″ x 8.” In the plaque’s center is a silver-toned likeness of Frederick the Great, Prussia’s first great king. His high relief likeness measures 7″ x 5 3/4.” Below that likeness is a small engraved plaque measuring 3/4″ x 2 1/2.” This plaque commemorates “Herrn Dr. Geschke anl. D. 5 Jähr Jubiläum gen. v. B. C. Germania (Honorable Dr. Geschke on the occasion of the 5 Year Anniversary toward victory B. C. Germania). [This translation may not be 100% accurate].

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  • PRUSSIA - WALL PLAQUE - OTTO von BISMARCK - METAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRUSSIA – WALL PLAQUE – OTTO von BISMARCK – METAL

    SKU: 12-602

    $225.00

    This is a wall plaque showing the profile of the “Iron Chancellor,” Otto von Bismarck. It is painted black, and weighs a hefty 4 pounds and 15 ounces. It measures 12 1/4″ x 10 1/4.” A ring on the reverse can be used to hang the plaque from the wall. It is something really different for your wall!

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    S. M. S. KAISERIN SAILOR’S FRAMED ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLAGE

    SKU: 40-582

    $150.00

    This is a most interesting photographic collage of a sailor who served aboard the S. M. S. Kaiserin. The Kaiserin was a part of the four-ship “Kaiser” Battleship Class. She was commissioned in 1913 and participated in many naval actions during WW I. Most important, she participated in the Battle of Jutland, which took place on 31 May 1916. The collage’s center shows a sailor in his dress tunic. It is quite clear that he belonged to the S. M. S. Kaiserin’s crew. Surrounding the ship are other bits and pieces that include Kaiser Wilhelm II and his younger brother, Prinz Heinrich. Both men are in an admiral’s gala (dress) uniform. Below the sailor we see a line of battleships at speed. The collage’s frame is a real attention-getter. It measures 4 1/4″ x 6 ½.” It sports a classy shade of brown, and its four, beautiful, rounded corners simply take one’s eyes hostage! The frame’s interior measurements are 3 7/8″ x 5 5/8.” Its reverse has two places from which it could be hung from a wall. It also has an easel that allows the frame to be set up on a flat surface. You will truly enjoy this one!

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  • SAXONY - PHOTOGRAPH - LARGE-FORMAT - AERIAL VIEW - SAXON FELDLUFTSCHIFFER-ABTEILUNG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SAXONY – PHOTOGRAPH – LARGE-FORMAT – AERIAL VIEW – SAXON FELDLUFTSCHIFFER-ABTEILUNG

    SKU: 40-417

    $40.00

     This is a large-format photograph that measures 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4.” It is an aerial photograph from approximately 1,000 meters. It shows a town in the foreground. On the reverse it is unit stamped for 2. Königl. Sächs. Feldluftschiffer-Abteilung Nr 32. It is pencil-dated 18 March 1918. The area’s or city’s name is added in pencil as well. 

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    STABARZT der RESERVE ALBRECHT HOLZ’S PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-638 XDG

    $225.00 $175.00

    Our offering today is a consignment item. This is a high-quality photo album for Stabarzt der Reserve Albrecht Holz, which contains ninety-one fine original photographs. It is a compact photo album that measures 7 3/4″ x 5 ½” x 1 7/8.” The front cover has some water damage and warping, but the photographs are fine. Dr. Holz was attached to Infanterie-Regiment Nr 107 from Saxony. He served as Bataillon Nr II’s Bataillon physician. The unit served on the Western Front. The photos were taken during the period of 1915 and show hospitals in which Dr. Holz served. Included with the album is research on the Regiment and Division, which the new owner will find most useful. It shows the battles that the Division participated in on the Western Front, and during a short stay on the Eastern Front.

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    THIRD REICH ERA PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-622

    $250.00

    This is a Third Reich-era photo album that I recently unearthed. I cannot say exactly what year in which the photos began, but I believe that some of them were taken in the years before Adolf Hitler assumed power in Germany in 1933. I say this because many of the photos show older men and young men in SA uniforms. The photos show them posing in and around a city, which I believe is Nuremberg. I believe this as some of the photographs were taken at the Nuremberg stadium where many of the really big party rallies were held. I also say pre 1933, as several photographs depict the Graf Zeppelin or the Hindenburg. They are seen without the swastikas on their rudders. They were added AFTER 1933 and the NSDAP’s rise to power. As the photos progress we see young men who are clearly in the army post 1933, as swastikas begin to appear on their uniforms. Toward the album’s end, one photo shows troops in Russia with a sign dated 1942. A total of seventy photos of all sizes are included. I believe they cover more than ten years of important German history. The photos include street scenes with Nazi banners and other photos of daily life.

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  • THREE-PHOTOGRAPH SET - EARLY ZEPPELIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    THREE-PHOTOGRAPH SET – EARLY ZEPPELIN

    SKU: 40-413

    $125.00

    This is a three-photograph set that shows an early zeppelin as it readies for flight. A name is written on each photograph ‘s reverse, which looks like “Lachmüller,” or something similar. *Nr 1. The photograph measures 4 3/4″ x 5 1/4.” The zeppelin is tethered to the ground, while its small gondola is on the ground allowing passengers to embark. A large group of military officers and ground crew is on the airfield. *Nr 2. The photograph measures 4 3/4″ x 6 1/4.” The zeppelin has just lifted off. The gondola is under it, while the ground crew and observers are watching it take off. *Nr 3. The photograph measures 6 1/4″ x 4 1/2.” The zeppelin is in full flight, perhaps 100-200 meters above the ground. Some smoke or a wisp of fog is right under the zeppelin. I do not know or understand its cause, unless it is related to a factory smoke stack in the background. This is a fine group of a very early zeppelin as it goes from being readied for flight, to launch, and to actual flight.

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    TWO ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF KAISER WILHELM II WHILE EXILED IN THE NETHERLANDS

    SKU: 40-670

    $125.00

    This offering consists of two original photographs of Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) after WW I ‘s end, while he lived in the Netherlands. After WW I ended, Kaiser Wilhelm II was exiled to live the balance of his life in the Netherlands at Huis Doorn. It was an agreeable place to live, if not as exciting as ruling over Germany. Wilhelm II was nearly sixty years old when he went into exile. While Huis Doorn is a lovely estate (I have had the privilege to visit it several times), it is certainly not like the castles that Wilhelm II left behind. The elderly Kaiser suddenly had a lot of spare time on his hands. He was quite good about answering letters from admirers. He would answer people who had written to him and send autographed photos or postcards when asked by them or if he felt the people would like it. Wilhelm II had always been very generous with gifts. He continued that to some extent, giving items that he had brought with him from Germany in 50+ railroad boxcars. The former Kaiser also tried to keep himself fit. He was constantly involved in the cutting down of trees to feed the fireplaces and cooking stoves. The first photograph measures 3 ¼” x 4 ¼.” It shows the Kaiser and four other men seated at a table in the wood-cutting area. A large pile of firewood can be seen behind him. The Kaiser and the other men are all wearing…

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  • U.K. - FRAME - BRASS - GREAT BRITAIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    U.K. – FRAME – BRASS – GREAT BRITAIN

    SKU: 12-413

    $100.00

    This brass frame measures 7 7/8″ x 10 7/8.” It has a crown at the top that is more emblematic of Great Britain than Germany. With the right photo (supplied by you) it could make a stupendous display. It is in very good condition, with a wonderful patina.

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    WW I ERA PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-621

    $195.00

    This photo album starts with what I believe are photographs of a peaceful Germany from either before or during WW I’s early part. We see many scenic photographs of rural Germany both during the milder times of the year and winter. Some of these photographs show a fairly grand estate that could well have belonged to a freiherr or a graf. It even may have belonged to one of the men that we will see a bit later on. Next, we begin to see photographs of groups of officers and more military scenes. We catch a glimpse of flight badges in some of the photos. We see scenes of merriment among the men. Nobody lets their hair down like the Germans when the schnapps come out. We see photos of damaged buildings and even a photo where a German plane has crashed into a building. Many photos were taken by observation aircraft. In these, we can clearly see the damage wrought to the terrain by both bombers and artillery. They look like moonscapes. More than forty-five photographs are in the album.

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    WW II ARMY PERSONNEL PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 40-623

    $250.00

    Here is another of the photo albums that I have had for ages, then reached the light of day while we were doing some “house cleaning.” This photo album measures 8 ½” x 12.” It has a very plain and simple cover. A total of sixty-eight original photographs and one postcard are included. It is the tale of a German Army soldier during 1939-1940 (at least). The photos show him, his brother, and even his father. The photos of his father are both from WW I (Papa served in Infanterie-Regiment Nr 215. We see him in his pickelhaube and with some of his friends), and from the 1930’s. The photos show the German Army during its Blitzkrieg glory days, conquering France. Some photos show French light tanks, cannons (at Verdun), and even a captured or shot-down French airplane. Some of the photos have come loose from the album and are stuck in on one page, which is as I found it. It is an interesting study of the German Army’s men and equipment in 1940. Many of the photos are described.

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