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  •  BOOK - GAS ATTACK! THE CANADIANS AT YPRES 1915 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

     BOOK – GAS ATTACK! THE CANADIANS AT YPRES 1915

    SKU: 12-833

    $15.00

    BOOK – GAS ATTACK! THE CANADIANS AT YPRES 1915. The fighting at the Battle of Ypres was some of WW I’s most violent, with massive casualties on both sides. This small soft cover book deals with the role that Canadian forces played at Ypres. While the book has less than forty pages, it contains many fine charts and maps showing how the Canadians were engaged with the Germans. You will find this a useful book for studying the Great War.

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

    “VERDUN 1916” WALL PLAQUE

    SKU: 12-796

    $150.00

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

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  • 1817 RANGLISTE - SAXONY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1817 RANGLISTE – SAXONY

    SKU: 12-666

    $200.00

    This is a very early Kingdom of Saxony Rangliste that dates from 1817! It is very likely that many of the officers listed here served during the Napoleonic Wars then remained in the Saxon Army. Compared to later Ranglistes (in which Saxon troops were included with most of the empire’s other units), this is a relatively small book. It measures 7″ x 4 1/4″ x 3/4.” It is in amazing condition for a book that is ONE-HUNDRED-NINETY-PLUS years-old. The binding is solid, but not complete. Obviously, care must be exercised when handling such an old book. Its content is amazing. It shows every officer, his unit, and, in most cases, when he received his patent for his listed rank. It is an interesting and useful book if you are doing research on the Saxon military or specific period officers. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1835 RANG und QUARTIER=LISTE - PRUSSIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1835 RANG und QUARTIER=LISTE – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 12-690

    $150.00

    This is a very early (1835) rangliste for the Kingdom of Prussia. It is officially known as the “Rang und Quartier=Liste.” As the Prussian Army was relatively small at the time, the book is small. It is a soft cover book measuring 4″ x 6 ½” x 2.” The title page has an Iron Cross on it. Its index page indicates that a total of eight ArmeeKorps existed in 1835. Further, Prussia had about forty-five infantry, thirty-five cavalry, and eight artillery regiments. The Prussian Navy’s officers were listed on a single page, as they had only TWO officers! It is a most helpful book for research, as many of the officers from the Napoleonic Wars were still on active duty. Doing a quick bit of research, we see that Capitaine von Damitz is shown in Infanterie-Regiment Nr 6, still at the rank of Capitaine. We also see that he was awarded an 1813 Iron Cross 2nd Class! As I said, it is a handy little research agent. It is one of the earliest ranglisten that we have been able to offer, and it is surprisingly good condition. You will want to exercise caution when handling it, but the pages are not brittle. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1849 RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE - PRUSSIAN ARMY - NAVY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1849 RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE – PRUSSIAN ARMY – NAVY

    SKU: 12-672

    $125.00

    This is the 1849 Rang und Quartier-Liste for the Prussian Army and Navy. During that period, the Prussian navy was quite small. They needed only a few pages in the volume to cover their officers and their assignments. The book measures 7 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ x 1/2,” and weighs 15 ounces. Every unit in the Prussian Army is listed, as well as the officers assigned to each regiment/unit. As you flip through the pages, you will see that certain officers have been crossed out. This leads me to believe that (at a later date) some army official was crossing off officers who no longer belonged to the given unit. The book’s overall condition is amazing, considering it is over one-hundred-sixty years-old. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1855 RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE - PRUSSIAN ARMY - NAVY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1855 RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE – PRUSSIAN ARMY – NAVY

    SKU: 12-680

    $125.00

    This is the 1855 Rang und Quartier-Liste for the Prussian Army and Navy. During this period, the Prussian Navy was quite small. They needed only a few pages in the volume to number their officers and their assignments. The book measures 7″ x 4 1/4″ x 1,” and weighs 10 ounces. Every unit in the Prussian Army is listed, as well as the officers assigned to each regiment/unit. As you flip through the pages, you will see where certain officers have been crossed out. This leads me to believe that some army official was crossing off officers who were no longer assigned to a given unit at a later date. Its front and back covers are missing. Aside from that, the book is in very good condition. It is 100% useable. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1864 RANG und QUARTIER=LISTE - PRUSSIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1864 RANG und QUARTIER=LISTE – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 12-691

    $125.00

    This is a rangliste from 1864. It is a helpful book, not only for the year 1864 (in which the 1864 Danish-Prussian War occurred), but for the late 1850’s and officers who served then. It also sets the stage for officers who may have served in the 1866 Austro-Prussian War and the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. As is typical of this type of book, it lists all Prussian regiments and sub organizations. It has an index in the back where you can search for individual officers, then refers you to the officer’s specific entries. The book measures 4 ½” x 7 ½” x 1 ½.” It also lists officers for the very small 1864 Prussian Navy. While the book is more than one-hundred-forty-five years-old, it is in remarkable condition. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1867 RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE - PRUSSIAN ARMY AND NAVY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1867 RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE – PRUSSIAN ARMY AND NAVY

    SKU: 12-670

    $175.00

    This is a Prussian Army and Navy Rang und Quartier-Liste for the year 1867. At the time the Prussian military was so small that Army and Navy officers could be included in the same book. (Major changes occurred once WW I began)! Even then it is not a large book, measuring only 7 3/4″ x 5″ x 1 1/2″ and weighs 1 pound 5 ounces. Regardless of the time period, Ranglistes were intended to enumerate officers and the units in which they served. This is a significant Rangliste, as it reflects the Hanoverian regiments Prussia acquired as a result of the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. Prussia annexed Hannover, along with Braunschweig and Nassau, and their regiments became Prussian ones. In addition, any officers who served in the 1864 Danish-Prussian War most likely would appear in this particular volume. It means the volume serves as a helpful reference for the two final pieces in Germany’s consolidation jigsaw puzzle, which saw Prussia and König (later Kaiser) Wilhelm I become dominant. The Prussian Navy, which was quite small at the time (prior to Wilhelm II’s enthusiastic build-up), is also listed in the volume. Each officer who received decorations has them listed next to his name. In the book’s front is a pictorial listing of the various types and classes of decorations. We see Red and Black Eagles, Hohenzollern House Orders, Crown Orders, Orden Pour le Mérites, and even the 1813 Iron Crosses 1st and 2nd Class! (The Iron Cross was NOT awarded for the…

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  • 1874 RANGLISTE - PRUSSIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1874 RANGLISTE – PRUSSIA

    SKU: 12-667

    $250.00

    This is another amazing Rangliste. It is for the Prussian Army during the year 1874. It will be particularly helpful to collectors and researchers with an interest in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War. Many of the officers who served during that conflict have remained in service. While the book is dated 1874, it actually contains army officers from 1873, and perhaps early 1874. The book measures 8 1/4″ x 5 x 2 31/2.” It is more consistent (in terms of size) with ranglistes produced from 1895 through 1913. Another fascinating fact is that it once belonged to the German War Ministry. It also displays a book control tag on the inside cover that indicates it once belonged to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The book contains the standard regimental listing by officer’s rank of each man assigned to that regiment. It excludes regiments from Braunschweig, Saxony, Bavaria, and Württemberg. It also lists the officers, including commanders, from each Brigade, Division, and ArmeeKorps. Its binding has been repaired. It is an amazing artifact that is more than one-hundred-thirty years-old! [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1885 PRUSSIAN ARMY RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1885 PRUSSIAN ARMY RANG und QUARTIER-LISTE

    SKU: 12-671

    $125.00

    This is the Prussian Army’s Rang und Quartier-Liste for the year 1885. This volume is what evolved into the better-known “Rangliste.” Whatever the name, it was the annual volume listing all Prussian Army officers. An index in the back of the volume allows one to locate a particular officer and the regiment to which he was assigned. Also listed are any decorations that the officer received. The book did NOT include regiments from Württemberg, Saxony, Bavaria, and Braunschweig. It also only extended to Infanterie-Regiment Nr 132, as it predates the 1890’s major military expansion. Performing a bit of quick research, on page 23 we find a young hauptmann serving on Berlin’s General Staff. His name is Mackensen. (He had not yet been knighted by his Kaiser). Naturally, our young man is the future Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen. The listing shows that he was awarded the 1870 Iron Cross 2nd Class (while serving with 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 2) and his assignment with the General Staff had him working within the XVII. ArmeeKorps. The book measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 2″ and weighs 2 pound 4 ounces. It has red binding, with a gold-embossed Hohenzollern Eagle gracing the front cover and an 1870 Iron Cross on the back. While complete, the binding is a bit loose. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1895 RANGLISTE - PRUSSIAN ARMY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1895 RANGLISTE – PRUSSIAN ARMY

    SKU: 12-673

    $125.00

    This is the Prussian Army’s 1895 Rangliste. Also listed within the book are the regiments and other units from Württemberg, Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt, Braunschweig, and Anhalt. Units from Saxony and Bavaria do not appear in a Prussian Rangliste because those two kingdoms published their own. The volume measures 7 1/2″ x 5″ x 1,” and weighs 3 pounds and 3 ounces. In addition to the actual field units (from the ArmeeKorps down), it contains a listing of officers who served on the General Staff and at the War Ministry. Some of the leather binding is tattered at the bottom, but the book’s overall condition and its binding’s integrity is excellent. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1898 PRUSSIAN ARMY RANG-UND-QUARTIER-LISTE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1898 PRUSSIAN ARMY RANG-UND-QUARTIER-LISTE

    SKU: 12-785

    $150.00

    Here we have the Prussian Army’s 1898 Rang-Und Quartier-Liste. This is a more complete listing than a pure Rangliste. It is a larger book physically than a Rangliste. Regiments and other units from Württemberg, Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt, Braunschweig, and Anhalt are also listed within the book. [No Saxon or Bavarian units appear in a Prussian Rangliste because each kingdom published its own]. The volume measures 2 ½” x 5 ½” x 8 5/16,” and weighs 3 pounds, 6 ounces. In addition to actual field units (from the Armeekorps down), it contains a listing of officers who served on the General Staff and at the War Ministry. An interesting feature of Ranglisten is their display of officers’ awarded orders and decorations. For example, one can find several senior officers who were awarded the 1870 Iron Cross. Officers who received the Red Eagle Order, the Crown Order, and so on also appear. The book is in excellent condition with a tight, firm binding. The pages’ print quality is excellent, revealing crisp pages that are little changed after more than one-hundred-years of existence. The title page features an unidentified officer’s bold signature. [I do not know if he did this to show it was his personal property, or if the book was a gift to a fellow officer]. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any Rangliste].

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  • 1899 NACHTRAG zur RANG und QUARTIER LISTE - PRUSSIAN ARMY - XIII. WÜRTTEMBERG ARMEEKORPS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1899 NACHTRAG zur RANG und QUARTIER LISTE – PRUSSIAN ARMY – XIII. WÜRTTEMBERG ARMEEKORPS

    SKU: 12-678

    $95.00

    This is the 1899 Nachtrag zur Rang und Quartier-Liste for the Prussian Army and the Württemberg XIII. ArmeeKorps. It is a smaller, partially-updated version of a full Rangliste that was released in October 1899. It does not list all regiments, but concentrates on the General Staff, ArmeeKorps, Division, and Brigade levels. It also deals heavily in Reserve Officers. Listings appear for field/foot artillery regiments, Eisenbahn-Regiments, and Telegraph-Bataillons. The book measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 1/2,” and weighs 12 ounces. The title page displays unit stamps for the GardeKorps and Landesfinazamt Nr 2 in Berlin. Overall, the book is in top condition for being more than one-hundred-ten years-old. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1900 MILITÄR=HANDBUCH - BAVARIA - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1900 MILITÄR=HANDBUCH – BAVARIA

    SKU: 12-679

    $175.00

    This is the Bavarian Army’s 1900 Militär=Handbuch. It is an amazing book that covers all aspects of the Bavarian Army for the year 1900. It goes far beyond just listing the various units from the ArmeeKorps, Division, Brigade, Regiment, and other levels. It lists historical aspects of the Bavarian royalty. It has a listing of the better-known Bavarian decorations. In the case of the Military Max Josef Order, it displays the various classes of this very important decoration, as well as a listing of its recipients, and award dates through 1900. The volume measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 1/4,” and weighs 1 pound and 10 ounces. I guess the easiest way to describe this volume is to say that it is a Rangliste on steroids! That is, it contains much more detail and information than the ordinary rank list. It is a very difficult-to-find volume. If you have an interest in the Bavarian Army, the book is a must. Many of its senior officers served in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War, while many of the junior and mid-level officers went on to serve in WW I fourteen years later. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1904 ARMY RANGLISTE FOR PRUSSIA, WÜRTTEMBERG AND OTHER GRAND DUCHIES AND DUCHIES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1904 ARMY RANGLISTE FOR PRUSSIA, WÜRTTEMBERG AND OTHER GRAND DUCHIES AND DUCHIES

    SKU: 12-776

    $150.00

    This is the Prussian Army’s 1904 Rangliste, which includes listings for the regiments and other units from Württemberg, Baden, Hesse-Darmstadt, Braunschweig, and Anhalt. Units from Saxony and Bavaria do not appear in a Prussian Rangliste because those two kingdoms published their own. The volume measures 2 ½” x 5 ½,” and weighs 3 pounds and 6 ounces. In addition to the actual field units (from the Armeekorps down), it contains a listing of officers who served on the General Staff and at the War Ministry. The book’s overall condition and its binding’s integrity are both excellent. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any Rangliste].

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  • 1909 GARDEKORPS OFFICERS LISTING - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1909 GARDEKORPS OFFICERS LISTING

    SKU: 12-627

    $125.00

    This is an interesting publication in newspaper format. It is from the period of 1909. One page has the genealogy of Prussia/Germany’s Kings and Kaisers going from 1701 up to Kaiser Wilhelm II. The balance of the paper deals with the officers of the Gardekorps. It is in a different format than a rangliste, but is similar. Every regiment is listed with its commander, Bataillon and company commanders, etc. Then it has a section of the junior officers who were assigned to the Gardekorps, but not in command of companies. It is a useful document. You will find many of these men fought during WW I.

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  • 1914 DEUTSCHE KRIEGSZEITUNG NEWSPAPER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1914 DEUTSCHE KRIEGSZEITUNG NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-789

    $40.00

    This is a one-page newspaper referred to as the “Deutsche Kriegszeitung.” It was a special edition for the Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger. It is edition number one, dated 2 August 1914, less than a week after WW I’s beginning. It has reports from various war fronts, including Luxemburg, Russia, London and even a reference to French bombing near Nürnberg! An article on the page’s reverse refers to Kaiser Wilhelm II and König Ludwig III of Bavaria. The sheet of newsprint measures 12″ x 18.” Some foxing has occurred at its top and bottom.

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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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  • 1914 PRUSSIAN RANGLISTE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1914 PRUSSIAN RANGLISTE

    SKU: 12-720

    $150.00

    This rangliste is Prussia’s final one before WW I began. Since WW I began in 1914, a full and complete rangliste for the 1914-1918 period was not issued until after its end. The book is very useful for researching officers who served in the various Prussian regiments. It also chronicles Württemberg Regiments. It also lists officers in other units within the Prussian Army, including Korps, Division, and General Staff positions. The book measures 6″ x 2″ x 8 1/2,” and is most important for researching officers from WW I’s beginning. It is in very fine condition. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].

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  • 1926 MUSICAL PROGRAM - OFFICERS’ BUND - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    1926 MUSICAL PROGRAM – OFFICERS’ BUND

    SKU: 12-638

    $65.00

    This is a playbill for a musical program that was given by an officer’s bund in 1926. The two-sided program measures 11″ x 9.” It displays fourteen selections, including music by Wagner, Weber, and Strauß. The reverse has the words to three very popular songs, “Ich Hatt einen Kameraden,” “Deutschland Über Alles,” and “Die Wacht am Rhein.”

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  • A GUIDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL by PETER STANLEY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    A GUIDE TO THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL by PETER STANLEY

    SKU: 10-712

    $20.00

    Australia was an active participant in WW I. It contributed a large number of troops to the Commonwealth. Their contributions are historically well noted. The book describes in great detail the Australian War Memorial, which was opened in 1941. It is Australia’s single-most-visited building. It commemorates the service of brave men from that country.

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  • ABRECHNUNGS-BUCH - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ABRECHNUNGS-BUCH

    SKU: 12-336

    $125.00

    You will have to be a person who enjoys military documents such as Militärpäße and Soldbücher to appreciate this, OR somebody who would like a really old document. What we have is an abrechnungs-buch, which is a pay book. This is for a man by the name of Hermann Feshe, who served in an artillery brigade in the Prussian Army. You ask how early this book is? How about 1829-1831!?! I have spent a half hour pouring through this book. I really find it interesting seeing how later German military documents incorporated this information into those documents. The ink entries are clear. It is amazing to hold in one’s hand a document that is more than 170 years old, and which was created barely a decade after the great Napoleonic wars.

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    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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  • 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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  • ASSORTED NEWSPAPERS FROM WW I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    ASSORTED NEWSPAPERS FROM WW I

    SKU: 12-305

    $80.00

    These are assorted small newspapers from the period 1916-1918 in Germany. A) Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung dated March 1918. Front page shows captured British soldiers by the Kreuzer S. M. S. Wolf. There are eight pages. The front is almost separated from the rest. Interior photos show more coverage of the Wolf, including her floatplane and her commander, Fregattenkapitän Nerger, who was just awarded his Pour le Mérite. There are also maps of the former Eastern front. There is also a very interesting advertisement section that features patriotic items and new fangled wrist watches! C) Das Illustrierte Blatt dated March 1918. This large format newspaper has a full page photo of Fregattenkapitän Nerger of the S. M. S. Wolf. Lots of photos of Germany and the war effort. The back page has a column about aviation and shows a photo of Eduard Ritter von Schleich.

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  • BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE THIRD REICH 1933-1945 by BRIAN LEIGH DAVIS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE THIRD REICH 1933-1945 by BRIAN LEIGH DAVIS

    SKU: 12-767

    $15.00

    This is a hardback, English-language book that deals with the Third Reich’s various badges (cloth and metal), cuff titles, shoulder straps, collar patches, and etc. The book was published in 1992. It comes complete with a dust jacket.

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  • BEKLEIDUNG und AUSRÜSTUNG der PREUSSISCHEN FEUERWEHREN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BEKLEIDUNG und AUSRÜSTUNG der PREUSSISCHEN FEUERWEHREN

    SKU: 12-442

    $25.00

    This is a reprint of a book called Clothing and Equipment of the Prussian Fire-Brigades, originally written in 1901. It deals with the traditions, uniforms, accouterments, etc. for Prussian firemen. It is a most helpful and interesting German-language book.

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  • BERLIN NEWSPAPER - ASSASSINATION - AUSTRIAN ARCHDUKE FRANZ-FERDINAND - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BERLIN NEWSPAPER – ASSASSINATION – AUSTRIAN ARCHDUKE FRANZ-FERDINAND

    SKU: 12-449

    $75.00

    This is a single page newspaper that deals with the assassination of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife. The newspaper is dated 28 June 1914. It has accounts and the story of the event that really set the dogs of war free. This paper was issued by the Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger. It measures 18″ x 11 1/4,” and is blank on the reverse. This was an “Extra” edition that was issued and offered free to make the public aware of this momentous event. While this event was not the only cause of the war, it WAS the spark that set events off. It led Germany, Great Britain, France, Russia, and Austria-Hungary to declare war. Other nations were brought into the conflict as events progressed. I have a small number of these papers available. They have been folded in half and are in excellent condition.

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  • BERLINER ILLUSTRIRTE-ZEITUNG NEWSPAPER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BERLINER ILLUSTRIRTE-ZEITUNG NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-474

    $10.00

    This is the 10 January 1915 edition of the Berliner Illustrirte-Zeitung. The front page shows war action in a French town, complete with dead horses lying on a sidewalk. Inside are many photos of troops in action, including a very interesting one showing an active machine gun crew. An interesting story appears about minelayers and how mines were laid to try to defeat enemy shipping.

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  • BOOK -  LIBERTY’S VICTORIOUS CONFLICT A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK –  LIBERTY’S VICTORIOUS CONFLICT A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR

    SKU: 12-829 XES

    $50.00

    BOOK –  LIBERTY’S VICTORIOUS CONFLICT A PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE WORLD WAR. This is a consignment item. The book was published in 1918, shortly after WW I’s end. It is a large format book that measures 11” x 14,” and was published in Chicago. It is mostly from the American perspective. The book contains two very helpful pages at its front that serve as a time-line for the Great War from 1914 through 1918. While it concentrates on American contributions from 1917 1918, it also supplies details about the Allies. It shows many of WW I’s innovations, including airplanes, submarines, and the tank. I have not counted the photographs (which are of a variety of sizes), but they easily number more than one hundred.

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  • BOOK - BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN

    SKU: 12-825

    $25.00

    BOOK – BLUE-EYED CHILD OF FORTUNE: THE CIVIL WAR LETTERS OF COLONEL ROBERT GOULD SHAW EDITED BY RUSSELL DUNCAN. This is American Civil War Colonel Robert Gould Shaw’s (1837-1863) interesting story. Shaw’s life and death were immortalized in the hit 1989 movie Glory, which starred Matthew Broderick as Shaw. Robert Gould Shaw was born to one of the wealthiest families in Massachusetts and grew up in Boston and New York. He traveled extensively abroad and spent two years at Harvard. He and his family were staunch abolitionists. When the Civil War broke out in 1861 he enlisted in a regiment from New York as a private, then later served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. While with that regiment, he participated in battles at Winchester, Cedar Mountain, and Antietam. Later, when Massachusetts raised the first all-black infantry regiment, the 54th Massachusetts, his father urged him to take its command and Shaw did so. After its training was complete, the regiment was sent to South Carolina. On 18 July 1863 his regiment, along with two brigades of white troops, assaulted the Confederate positions at Battery Wagner. Shaw was mortally wounded at the head of his troops. The attack ultimately failed and Battery Wagner was never captured. The 54th Massachusetts suffered more than 50% casualties. As an insult, the Confederates buried Shaw in a mass grave with his soldiers. His family back North instead considered it an honor that also honored them. Robert Gould Shaw was twenty-five at the…

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  • BOOK - PRINCIPLES OF PRUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION BY HERMAN GERLACH JAMES, PHD AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – PRINCIPLES OF PRUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION BY HERMAN GERLACH JAMES, PHD AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR

    SKU: 12-827 XES

    $50.00

    BOOK – PRINCIPLES OF PRUSSIAN ADMINISTRATION BY HERMAN GERLACH JAMES, PHD AUTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR. This is a consignment item. The hardbacked book was first published by a professor at the University of Texas in February 1913. The book deals with the scope of Prussia’s government and administration. It speaks of the role of the civil government and the monarchy in Germany. The book is nearly 300 pages in length and was an attempt to inform Americans about the ways in which the Prussian government operated. It was published about four years before the U.S. entered WW I with the Allies against Germany in 1917. The book is autographed in black ink by the author on its fly leaf. The dedication dates from March 1913, a month after the book was published. The book’s overall condition is good, with sturdy binding. The book displays a stamp indicating that it once belonged to Alabama’s Auburn University.

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  • BOOK - REFERENCE - IMPERIAL GERMAN EDGED WEAPON AND PRICE GUIDE BY GERHARD WINDBIEL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – REFERENCE – IMPERIAL GERMAN EDGED WEAPON AND PRICE GUIDE BY GERHARD WINDBIEL

    SKU: 12-831

    $50.00

    BOOK – REFERENCE – IMPERIAL GERMAN EDGED WEAPON AND PRICE GUIDE BY GERHARD WINDBIEL. This is a useful soft-cover book that deals with Imperial German edged weapons. It has one hundred and fifty pages filled with countless drawings of Imperial German edged weapons. A price guide is included at the back of the book. That said, it is an older book that should be used more for information that for current prices. I often caution collectors about price guides, even those that appear up-to-date. They are, in fact, merely guides or that author’s opinion of an item’s value. Too often market conditions and the state of the particular decoration are not taken into consideration. Some guides are well written and researched. Even so, the market conditions may dictate a different price, either higher or lower.

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  • BOOK - REFERENCE - SWORDS OF GERMANY - 1900-1945 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – REFERENCE – SWORDS OF GERMANY – 1900-1945

    SKU: 12-832

    $60.00

    BOOK – REFERENCE – SWORDS OF GERMANY – 1900-1945. This is a hardback book that deals with German swords from the Imperial Period through the Third Reich Era. The book has four hundred ninety-six pages. It begins with the swords of 1900 and continues through to 1945. It is profusely illustrated and also has excellent photos of the various swords’ accouterments. It is a first edition that is in very good condition, overall.

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  • BOOK - STEEL POTS - BY CHRIS ARMOLD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD

    SKU: 12-817

    $95.00

    BOOK – STEEL POTS – BY CHRIS ARMOLD. This fascinating book chronicles the USA’s military’s use of steel helmets, which began with WW I. At that time, the USA adopted Great Britain’s primary helmet, continuing its use into WW II’s early days, when a new version was introduced. While the previous sentence sums up the essential history of “steel pots,” the author goes far beyond mere basics by covering the years between the two World Wars and details some of the U.S. Army’s experimental helmets from the period. The latter spearheaded the relatively quick transition from the 1917’s helmet to the style used during WW II, Korea, and Viet Nam. The author discusses the helmet currently used by all US Armed Forces, which are now made of Kevlar™ to provide greater protection from bullets and shrapnel (the same material used for police and military forces’ body armor). Kevlar helmets also are far lighter and cooler to wear. [If you look at the USA’s current helmet, you will note that it is very similar to Germany’s WW I and WW II stahlhelme. American troops often refer to their helmets as “Fritz.”] The book has 270+ photographs (both color and black and white, as well as sketches and graphs detailing the helmets’ evolution). While not Imperial German, it is comprehensive and makes for good reading. [Let me include a word about its author, Chris Armold. Chris is a retired senior U.S. Air Force NCO who spent more than three years researching and…

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  • BOOK - THE CALL OF DUTY - MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER.

    BOOK – THE CALL OF DUTY – MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER

    SKU: 12-839

    $50.00

    BOOK – THE CALL OF DUTY – MILITARY AWARDS AND DECORATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BY JOHN E. STRANDBERG AND ROGER BENDER. While it is a bit outside our normal Imperial German offerings, nevertheless it remains a useful book that depicts many U.S. decorations. This hardback edition was published in 1994. It has three hundred eighty-two pages. The book centers on decorations for valor, describing the different decorations awarded by the USA’s Army, Air Force, and Navy. It is followed by extensive sections on Good Conduct Medals, those for long service, campaign and service, commemorative medals, proficiency medals, commendation and service ribbons, appurtenances (adjuncts or accessories), presentation cases, and MUCH more. If you want to know about U.S. medals, THIS is the book for you. The book is heavy with black and white (as well as color) photographs of the medals and the men to whom they were awarded. It provides a fascinating read!

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  • BOOK - THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD

    SKU: 12-835

    $25.00

    BOOK – THE COMMUNICATION TRENCH: ANECDOTES & STATISTICS FROM THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 BY WILL R. BIRD. This is a soft cover book that was first published in 1933. It tells many interesting details and statistics regarding life in the trenches. You will find that it gives you a different view of trench life.

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  • BOOK - THE GERMAN EMPEROR AS SHOWN IN HIS PUBLIC UTTERANCES BY CHRISTIAN GAUSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BOOK – THE GERMAN EMPEROR AS SHOWN IN HIS PUBLIC UTTERANCES BY CHRISTIAN GAUSS

    SKU: 12-826 XES

    $30.00

    BOOK – THE GERMAN EMPEROR AS SHOWN IN HIS PUBLIC UTTERANCES BY CHRISTIAN GAUSS. This is a consignment item. The hardbacked book was published in 1915 by a Princeton University professor. It was published very early in WW I as an attempt to educate and/or create propaganda. [You, the reader, will need to decide which is which]! The book covers Kaiser Wilhelm II’s speeches from 1889 into early 1914. The last speech, in June 1914, was at Hamburg and echoes the famous quote made by the Iron Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, at the Reichstag on 6 February 1888: “We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world.” [At that time Wilhelm II was still a Prinz (not yet the Kronprinz), as Wilhelm I did not die until March 1888. Wilhelm’s father, Friedrich III then ruled Germany for a mere ninety nine days. Then, in June 1888, Wilhelm II took to Germany’s throne, the last of his line to do so]. Von Bismarck’s quote echoed forward through time until the German Empire fell in 1918. The book contains more than 300 pages. Two images of Kaiser Wilhelm II, which measure 4 ½” x 7 ½,” appear at the book’s end. The book’s binding is in poor condition, so care should be taken when handling and/or reading it. It contains some great material and insight into Wilhelm II’s character.

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  • BRASS FRAME FROM GREAT BRITAIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    BRASS FRAME FROM GREAT BRITAIN

    SKU: 12-413

    $125.00

    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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  • CALLING CARD - ALEXANDRA PRINZESSIN zu ERBACH-SCHÖNBERG - GRÄFIN von SCHLITZ GENANNT von GÖRTZ - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – ALEXANDRA PRINZESSIN zu ERBACH-SCHÖNBERG – GRÄFIN von SCHLITZ GENANNT von GÖRTZ

    SKU: 12-567

    $35.00

    This calling card is for Alexandra Prinzessin zu Erbach-Schönberg, who was also the Gräfin von Schlitz Gennannt von Görtz. This unusual card measures 4″ x 1 3/4.” We have two of these.

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  • CALLING CARD - DR. F. A. BUHL - ERSTER VICE-PRÄSIDENT des REICHSTAGES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – DR. F. A. BUHL – ERSTER VICE-PRÄSIDENT des REICHSTAGES

    SKU: 12-581

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Dr. F. A. Buhl, who was the Erster (First) Vice-Präsident des Reichstages. His address is noted as the Kaiserhof in Berlin. The card measures 2 1/2″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - FREIHERR von BERLEPSCH - MINISTER - HANDEL und GEWERBE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – FREIHERR von BERLEPSCH – MINISTER – HANDEL und GEWERBE

    SKU: 12-580

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Hans Hermann, Freiherr von Berlepsch (1843-1926), the Minister for Handel und Gewerbe. He was a ranking official in the Kaiser’s government. The card measures 2 1/2″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - FREIHERR von UNRUHE-BOMST - ZWEITER VICE-PRÄSIDENT des REICHSTAGES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – FREIHERR von UNRUHE-BOMST – ZWEITER VICE-PRÄSIDENT des REICHSTAGES

    SKU: 12-575

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for the Zweiter (Second) Vice-Präsident des Reichstages, Freiherr von Unruhe-Bomst. His address is noted at the bottom of the card. It measures 2 1/2″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - GENERAL von CAPRINI - REICHSKANZLER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – GENERAL von CAPRINI – REICHSKANZLER

    SKU: 12-577

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for General von Caprini, a well-known WW I General. This card is for the time when he was Reichskanzler, a position later held by Adolf Hitler. The card measures 2 1/2″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - GENERAL-LIEUTENANT von CAPRINI CHEF der ADMIRALITÄT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – GENERAL-LIEUTENANT von CAPRINI CHEF der ADMIRALITÄT

    SKU: 12-578

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for General-Lieutenant von Caprini, a well-known WW I General. This card is for the time when he was Chef der Admiralität. The card measures 2 1/2″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - GRAF BISMARCK-SCHÖNHAUSEN - STAATSMINISTER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – GRAF BISMARCK-SCHÖNHAUSEN – STAATSMINISTER

    SKU: 12-583

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Gottfreid Graf Bismarck-Schönhausen (1901-1949, who was the Staatsminister. He was Otto von Bismarck’s grandson, and a member of the Nazi Party. He was appointed to the Reichstag. He was also a friend of Heinrich Himmler, and eventually was appointed an SS Brigadeführer. Late in WW II, he became opposed to the war’s continuation. He participated in the plot against Hitler. His position and family connections spared him the other plotters’ grisly fate. He was banned from all further public participation in politics. Bismarck-Schönhausen was killed in 1949 in a road accident. The calling card measures 2 1/4″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - GRAF BISMARCK-SCHÖNHAUSEN - STAATSSECRETÄR des AUSWÄRTIGEN AMTES - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – GRAF BISMARCK-SCHÖNHAUSEN – STAATSSECRETÄR des AUSWÄRTIGEN AMTES

    SKU: 12-570

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Gottfreid Graf Bismarck-Schönhausen (1901-1949, who was the Staatssecretär des Auswärtigen Amtes (State Secretary for Foreign Affairs). He was Otto von Bismarck’s grandson, and a member of the Nazi Party. He was appointed to the Reichstag. He was also a friend of Heinrich Himmler, and eventually was appointed an SS Brigadeführer. Late in WW II, he became opposed to the war’s continuation. He participated in the plot against Hitler. His position and family connections spared him the other plotters’ grisly fate. He was banned from all further public participation in politics. Bismarck-Schönhausen was killed in 1949 in a road accident. The calling card measures 2 1/2″ x 4 1/8.”

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  • CALLING CARD - HERMANN BOCK - GUTSBESITZER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – HERMANN BOCK – GUTSBESITZER

    SKU: 12-573

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Hermann Bock, who was a Gutsbesitzer. The calling card measures 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - HERMANN BOCK - GUTSBESITZER und REICHSTAGS-ABGEORDNETER - MINDEN-LÜBBECKE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – HERMANN BOCK – GUTSBESITZER und REICHSTAGS-ABGEORDNETER – MINDEN-LÜBBECKE

    SKU: 12-572

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Hermann Bock, who was THE Gutsbesitzer und Reichstags-Abgeordneter for Minden-Lübbecke. The calling card displays the name of the hotel where he lived. It measures 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - LIEUTENANT der RESERVE HERMANN BOCK - INFANTERIE-REGIMENT PRINZ FRIEDRICH der NIEDERLANDE (2. WESTFÄLISCHES) Nr 15. - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – LIEUTENANT der RESERVE HERMANN BOCK – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT PRINZ FRIEDRICH der NIEDERLANDE (2. WESTFÄLISCHES) Nr 15.

    SKU: 12-571

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for a young Lieutenant der Reserve, Hermann Bock. He was a member of Infanterie-Regiment Prinz Friedrich der Niederlande (2. Westfälisches) Nr 15. The calling card measures 2″ x 3 1/2.”

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  • CALLING CARD - OTTO von BISMARCK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – OTTO von BISMARCK

    SKU: 12-663

    $275.00

    This is a very rare calling card from Otto von Bismarck, Chancellor to all three German Kaisers, Wilhelm I, Friedrich III, and Wilhelm II (if only briefly with the last). Initially he was Prussia’s Chancellor. Bismarck’s early career coincided with Germany’s growth and consolidation. Once Germany was unified under Prussia’s Wilhelm I as Germany’s first Emperor in 1871 (following the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War), Bismarck continued as the Imperial Chancellor. He remained in that position during Friedrich III’s brief reign. When Wilhelm II became Kaiser, however, the two men had major disagreements about Germany’s future direction. It was clear that they could not work together and von Bismarck was “retired.” The calling card is white and measures 2 1/8″ x 3 1/2.” The card is engraved in black ink and states very simply: “Fürst von Bismarck Reichskanzler” When I hold this card, I just tingle at the thought that von Bismarck may have presented it to someone himself.

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  • CALLING CARD - PRÄSIDENT des REICHSTAGES von LEVETZOW - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – PRÄSIDENT des REICHSTAGES von LEVETZOW

    SKU: 12-582

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Präsident des Reichstages von Levetzow. His address is noted as Matthäikirshstrasse 20/21 in Berlin. The card measures 2 1/4″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - REICHSTAGS PRÄSIDENT - von WEDELL-PIESDORF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – REICHSTAGS PRÄSIDENT – von WEDELL-PIESDORF

    SKU: 12-574

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Präsident des Reichstages von Wedell-Piesdorf. His address is noted at the bottom of the card. It measures 2 1/2″ x 4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - STAATSMINISTER DR. LUCIUS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – STAATSMINISTER DR. LUCIUS

    SKU: 12-568

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Staatsminister Dr. Lucius. It also displays his address. It measures 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4.”

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  • CALLING CARD - STAATSMINISTER von GOßLER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CALLING CARD – STAATSMINISTER von GOßLER

    SKU: 12-579

    $35.00

    This is a calling card for Staatsminister von Goßler (1867-1946). He was a politician and political ally of Otto von Bismarck. He sided with the Iron Chancellor against Kaiser Wilhelm II. It measures 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4.”

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

    CARICATURE – KING VICTOR EMANUEL III – ITALY.

    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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  • CHURCH SERVICE PROGRAM OR NEWSLETTER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CHURCH SERVICE PROGRAM OR NEWSLETTER

    SKU: 12-440

    $30.00

    These are fancy, printed, church-service type programs or possibly a newsletter. We have two of them. They measure 9 1/4″ x 12 ½,” fully opened. One has an Iron Cross on the cover and is dated January 1916 in Berlin. The other shows a picture of a church (Protestant) and is dated 15 January 1917. $30.00 FOR THE PAIR

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  • CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM - DER BUNTE ROCK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM – DER BUNTE ROCK

    SKU: 12-605

    $125.00

    This is a cigarette card album titled “Der Bunte Rock.” ” The album consists of the ever-popular cigarette cards that were often used as a premiums in cigarette packets. For those who wanted to make sure they had the entire series, the cards were placed in a decorative album (such as this). Additional information was added for the collectors’ enjoyment. They were very popular in Germany during the 1920’s and 1930’s. They covered a wide assortment of topics. This album covers the German Army’s assorted uniforms from 1800 through 1863. 252 full color cigarette cards are included, each measuring 13 1/2″ x 11 1/8.” The album is complete. It is a treasure trove of information on German Army uniforms during this period.

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  • CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM - DEUTSCHE KOLONIEN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM – DEUTSCHE KOLONIEN

    SKU: 12-693

    $125.00

    This is a cigarette card album that was produced in 1936. It deals with Imperial Germany’s colonies. It contains a total of 270 cards, each measuring 2 ½” x 2.” Some interesting information tables list where Germany’s colonies were located, when they were founded, their size, etc. Separate chapters tell the history of each of the colonies. The 270 color cards show us life in each of the colonies, including the German military, native Africans, the products of the areas, and what happened to them in WW I.

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  • CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM - WELTKRIEG 1914 /1918 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM – WELTKRIEG 1914 /1918

    SKU: 12-830 XES

    $100.00

    CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM – WELTKRIEG 1914 /1918 This is a consignment item. It is one of the very popular cigarette card albums that were published in Imperial Germany. It was common for cigarette manufacturers to include a cigarette card with a pack of cigarettes as a premium. Many people had an interest in collecting the entire series of cards, so complete albums were offered to the public. Generally, an interesting story about the subject accompanied the cards. This album is quite different in that the cigarette cards were far larger than those we normally see. It contains eighty five cards that measure 3 ½” x 4 ½.” The album itself measures 10” x 11 ½.” Its cover displays the legend “Weltkrieg 1914 1918,” and an oversized Iron Cross. The war’s time frames and theaters are featured throughout the album. It includes sections concerning von Hindenburg, von Mackensen, and Ludendorff. On the naval side we find Graf Spee, and Admiral Scheer, who commanded the High Seas Fleet at the Battle of Jutland and later headed the Kaiserliche Marine. Sections are also featured on the U Boot ace Otto Weddigen, and Generalmajor von Lettow Vorbeck, the hero of East Africa who did not surrender until after WW I had ended. All cards are in place, along with some interesting maps and diagrams at the back. [One final factoid: when this album was published it cost .90 Reichs Marks]!

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  • CIVILIAN PASSPORT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    CIVILIAN PASSPORT

    SKU: 12-412

    $20.00

    This is a civilian passport for the relation of a soldier serving in the Bavarian Army. It is unit-marked for the Kommando of the III. Bavarian Armeekorps.

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  • COLOR LITHOGRAPH - TWO OFFICERS - HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    COLOR LITHOGRAPH – TWO OFFICERS – HUSAREN-REGIMENT Nr 17

    SKU: 12-516

    $75.00

    This is a color lithograph of two men from Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 from the Duchy of Braunschweig. I am told by one of our eagle eyed readers that this lithograph comes from a book written by Heinrich Ambros Eckert and Dietrich Monten by the name of “Das Deutsche Bundesheer 1835-1843.” There were a total of 421 color plates in this book and this is number 258. The lithograph shows one officer in an Interim Attila, and the other officer in an Überrock. They are mounted on horses. The lithograph measures 14 1/4″ x 9 3/4.” It can be displayed as is or framed.

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    COLOR 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    COLORIZED LITHOGRAPH – C. S. S. GEORGIA

    SKU: 39-35

    $75.00

    This is a hand-colorized lithograph of the C. S. S. Georgia. The Georgia was similar in design and appearance to the first Confederate Ironclad, the C. S. S. Virginia. She is seen steaming in the Savannah River near Fort Jackson in December 1862. This lithograph is matted and measures 15″ x 11.” The matting measures 9 1/4″ x 4 3/4.” The lithograph is circa 1880.

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    COMBINED DEATH CARDS – TWO BROTHERS

    SKU: 12-622

    $50.00

    Death cards were an important remembrance to families whose sons fell in Germany’s defense during WW I. Frequently, the actual remains were never returned home for burial, so this was something tangible by which families could memorialize their fallen sons, brothers, and husbands. This is a double-death card with photographs of two who fell during the Great War. Franz Albert Maier was born in St. Georgen on 15 October 1884, and fell on 23 December 1915. His older brother, Adolf Anton Maier, was born on 17 June 1880 and died in a hospital on 6 May 1918. In addition to their black bordered photos, a poem appears on the reverse. Jesus is shown welcoming the dying soldier to heaven as he is supported by angels.

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    COMMEMORATIVE TANKERS BADGE IN ORIGINAL PRESENTATION CASE.

    SKU: 12-805 XRP

    $6.00

    Ultra-rare Commemorative Tankers Badge

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    DAILY DISPATCH – GROßES HAUPTQUARTIER

    SKU: 16-349

    $150.00

    Daily dispatches were released from Germany’s General Headquarters (Großes Hauptquartier). This was dispatch Nr 1035 from 29 October 1916. It reported news from all fronts. The Army commanders mentioned included Generalfeldmarschall Kronprinz Rupprecht, Kronprinz Wilhelm, Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Leopold of Bavaria, General der Kavallerie Erzherzog Carl, and Generalfeldmarschall August von Mackensen. Perhaps the biggest announcement included is Hauptmann Oswald Boelcke’s death. It mentions that he died with forty confirmed victories. This is an interesting item for an aviation collector. The document measures 12 1/4″ x 11 1/2.” It is trimmed in red, black, and white, and sports a 1914 Iron Cross in its upper left corner.

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    DAS WAFFENSTARRENDE AUSLAND

    SKU: 12-701

    $75.00

    This is one of the very interesting German cigarette card albums. It deals with the military of countries outside of Germany in the 1920’s and 1930’s. The text and tables are most helpful. Its photographs are in the classic cigarette card format.

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    DEATH CARD

    SKU: 12-623

    $25.00

    Death cards were an important remembrance to families whose sons fell in Germany’s defense during WW I. Frequently, the actual remains were never returned home for burial, so this was something tangible by which families could memorialize their fallen sons, brothers, and husbands. This card is for a Wilhelm Vögle. He was born on 20 August 1893 at St. Georgen, and fell on 6 April 1916. He was a winner of the Iron Cross and served in Artillerie-Regiment Nr 66. Two poems are dedicated to him, and St. Michael is seen slaying a dragon.

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    DEATH CARD

    SKU: 12-624

    $25.00

    Death cards were an important remembrance to families whose sons fell in Germany’s defense during WW I. Frequently, the actual remains were never returned home for burial, so this was something tangible by which families could memorialize their fallen sons, brothers, and husbands. This card is dedicated to Johann Bernhard Koch. He was born 21 June 1883 at St. Georgen. He died on 5 June 1918 in a hospital. He was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Baden Silver Service Medal. A prayer for Johann is seen. Two religious images offered comfort to his family.

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    DEATH NOTICE – ENVELOPE

    SKU: 12-655

    $45.00

    This is a very somber death notice and the envelope in which it was mailed. The death notice measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4.” It was folded to fit in the envelope, which measures 4 1/2″ x 5 3/4.” The notice is dated 2 August 1915. It states that Wilhelm Behr, who had been assigned to Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr 231, fell in action on 19 July 1915. Herr Behr was an Offizierstellvertreter (Acting Officer). He also had been awarded the Iron Cross. The notice comes from the women of his life. It is trimmed in black. The envelope, which is also trimmed in black, was mailed.

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    DER BRUMMER NEWSPAPER – CARTOON – BRITISH BULLDOG WITH BANDAGED FACE

    SKU: 12-463

    $10.00

    This is a six-page German newspaper from 1914 called Der Brummer (The Growler). The front cover (in color) shows a British bulldog with its face bandaged. Inside are several other cartoons and stories that poke fun at the British. It is from very early in the Great War, and the propaganda is quite strident.

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    DERE MABLE: LOVE LETTERS OF A ROOKIE by EDWARD STREETER

    SKU: 12-417

    $35.00

    This is a book written by an American soldier who served in France during WW I. The book was written and released in 1918. The first edition was released in April 1918. This copy is a SIXTH edition, which was released in July 1918. Streeter served in the 27th (N. Y.) Division. The book is illustrated with thirty-five black and white drawings by a fellow Division member. It is a humorous look on war in France by a man who had never traveled before. It is VERY “country” When it was published, it was extremely popular. This is a quick read. I guarantee you will have a laugh or two (or twelve) with it.

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    DEUTSCHE KOPPELSCHLÖSSER 1800-1945 BY JÜRGEN BANDAU

    SKU: 12-740

    $65.00

    This is a fine German-language book. It covers German Army belt buckles from 1800 through 1945. It will give you a good, quick history of the various German states’ and reichs’ belt buckles. It begins in 1800 with the Napoleonic Wars, extends through the mid-19th Century German consolidation wars into the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War, then concludes with the 20th Century’s two World Wars. The book is well-illustrated with photos of interesting people, as well as the different period belt buckles. It will be a handy reference book.

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    DIE EINLAGSFLIEGE

    SKU: 12-478

    $15.00

    This is a booklet written in 1914 by der Abiturientia des Kgl. Gymnasiums (the graduating class of the King’s Gymnasium) in Hamm. It is light-heartedly subtitled the “beer-newspaper” for Hamm and the surrounding area. It is full of the students’ jokes, songs and sketches of one another and their professors. It even contains announcements at the end. Its back cover shows a crow atop a compass weathervane, shedding tears beneath the saying “Farewell Party.” Below are the words meaning “the end,” or “finally!” with Latin and Hebrew affirmations. “Penne” means school. In just a few months, most of these boys would be off to war, and many of the boyish dreams in this booklet would never come to pass.

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    DIE FÜRSTEN von SCHWARZBURG-RUNDOLSTADT

    SKU: 12-724

    $45.00

    This is a soft-cover, German-language book that deals with the extremely small Principality of Schwarzburg-Rundolstadt (founded in 1710, it lasted until the German Empire’s end in 1918). The book contains an extensive number of photographs and artworks, along with the history of Schwarzburg-Rundolstadt’s rulers. It is a modern-day book, in mint condition. It is a souvenir from one of my trips to Germany when I passed through the former principality’s area (located in Thuringia, former East Germany).

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    DIE GROSSE ZEIT MAGAZINE

    SKU: 12-780

    $50.00

    This is a news magazine published during WW I’s early months that measures 9 ½” x 13.” Much of its information deals with the Eastern Front. Its front cover depicts pickelhauben-wearing German troops in their trenches, while some interior photographs show scenes of battle damage. It includes photos of several commanders such as von Mackensen and von Eichorn, Bavaria’s Generalfeldmarschall Prinz Leopold mounted on his horse, and shots of Austrian forces. Many other photos are contained in its more than thirty pages. It is a wonderful reference source.

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    DIE HOCHSCHULE MAGAZINE

    SKU: 12-483

    $10.00

    This is a German language magazine from March 1917. The publication has a total of seventy pages in it. Inside are stories of soldiers at the front. It is very interesting and entertaining.

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    DIE KAISERIN BLATTER – DER ERINNERUNG by Dr. Bogdan Krieger

    SKU: 12-662

    $60.00

    This is a German-language pamphlet/booklet that deals with the life of Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria (1858-1921). It was published in 1921, the year that the Kaiserin died. At the time of her death, she was exiled at Haus (Huis) Doorn in the Netherlands with her husband, Kaiser Wilhelm II. The booklet measures 12 1/4″ x 9,” and has a total of twenty-four pages. She was a princess of Schleswig-Holstein, and married Kronprinz Wilhelm in 1880. Wilhelm became Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1888, after the deaths of his father and grandfather in a period of ninety-nine days. The booklet has many photographs of the Kaiserin at various stages, along with a historical narrative of her life.

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    DIE SAMMLUNGEN des WEHRGESCHICHTLICHEN MUSEUMS IM SCHLOß RASTATT

    SKU: 12-768

    $25.00

    The museum at Rastatt is perhaps one of Germany’s finest military museums and a leader, internationally. Today we are offering a small, soft cover book from that museum featuring many items from their collection. The volume deals with pickelhauben and kugelhelme as they developed in Germany. The book is liberally illustrated with early headdresses from the various states, and shows the helmets’ evolutionary paths. It has a very interesting table that goes through Germany state by state, showing when they adopted the pickelhaube. Prussia was the first, in 1842, and Bavaria was the last, in 1886. While we are all used to seeing the pickelhaube’s final evolution in 1897, this is a great opportunity to see where it started.

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    EHRENRANGLISTE DER KAISERLICHE DEUTSCHEN MARINE – 1914-1918

    SKU: 13-795

    $495.00

    Both the German Army and Navy produced annual publications that showcased their various units and to which ones officers were assigned. (As a matter of fact, they shared a single book in the 1860’s, before Germany’s consolidation and a new Kaiser greatly increased their sizes). Ranglistes are very useful tools for researching officers and their assignments at given times within their careers. One of the most useful of the books was the one that showed the combined results during the years of WW I (1914-1916). Both the Army and Navy produced such a book after WW I. The navy was always the smaller branch, with fewer officers. This was further influenced by the larger numbers of army officers killed in action. Today we are offering the Ehrenrangliste der Kaiserliche Deutschen Marine (Honor Rank List for the Imperial German Navy), which covers the years 1914 through 1918. The book was published in 1930. It is quite large, measuring 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ and weighing a hefty 4 lb. 7 ounces. With it, you can seek out a particular officer and determine his rank, what ships or other assignments wherein he served, etc. These books are quite helpful and hard-to-find. I have seen these fetch nearly $1,000 in the past. The binding on our example is a bit weak, so caution should be exercised when using it (which should go without saying for an eighty-year-old book. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out…

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    EYE DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR 1 by JOHN ELLIS

    SKU: 10-711

    $15.00

    10-711 EYE DEEP IN HELL: TRENCH WARFARE IN WORLD WAR 1 by JOHN ELLIS. This book deals with the hell of trench warfare. It shows in great detail the daily life of soldiers in the trenches, on both sides. The book is a soft cover edition. It is well illustrated.

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    FIVE PROPAGANDA STICKERS

    SKU: 12-625

    $95.00

    These are a set of five propaganda stickers. They are circular in shape and are multicolored. They are most unusual and decorative.

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    FOUR KAISERS’ CALENDAR – YEAR 1889

    SKU: 12-683

    $75.00

    This is an interesting patriotic item that comes from the year 1889. During the previous year, Germany had three Kaisers sit upon its throne. The first was Wilhelm I. Upon his death, his son Friedrich III assumed the throne. Friedrich III held the throne for less than 100 days, since he was already stricken with terminal cancer. (He frequently is referred to as “The 100-Day-Kaiser” in Germany). Friedrich was followed by his son, Wilhelm II. These three men appear at the calendar’s top, (this item appears to be a fan). A Kaiser Crown appears above Wilhelm I’s head, who is in the middle. All three men are dressed in military uniforms. Between them we see the young Kronprinz Wilhelm, who would have been Germany’s fourth Kaiser, had his father, Kaiser Wilhelm II, not abdicated Germany’s throne in 1918. Below the young prince is a German Eagle. The entire fan measures 11 ½”” x 8″(at its widest point). At the bottom (what could be the fan’s handle) a complete 12-month 1889 calendar is attached. The calendar itself measures 3 3/16″ x 2 5/16.” When I first looked at the calendar, I felt something was not quite right. That was when I noticed that it was in English rather than German! My theory is that it was produced in the U.S. for use by German-Americans. The entire presentation is quite elaborate and very colorful. I count at least six different colors. A small hole above the crown at the top will allow…

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    FOUR SETS RATION STAMPS – BAVARIA

    SKU: 12-421

    $65.00

    This is a set of four different ration coupons from four different cities in Bavaria. Even after WW I ended, food remained in short supply in Germany. Thus, well after the war, food was still rationed. These coupons were issued for the period of April through May 1919. Each sheet measures 4 3/4″ x 5.” Furthermore, each sheet contains forty small coupons that people could exchange for meat. They were allowed to redeem ten of these coupons each week. The ration stamps are for the cities of Augsburg, Bogen, Dingolsing, and Bamberg I-Land. They are in excellent condition and very colorful. They have blank areas for the person to add their name and street address.

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    FOUR VOLUME SET OF WELTKRIEG! KRIEGS & RUHMSBLÄTTER 1914-1918

    SKU: 12-783 XJT

    $250.00

    This is a consignment item. It is a four volume set of “Weltkrieg! Kriegs & Ruhmsblätter. The four hardback volumes are labeled “1914-1915,” “1915-1916,” “1916-1917,” and “1917-1918.” The Kriegs & Ruhmsblätter was a weekly newspaper published in a large format. These books reproduce these issues in a smaller format, with each book measuring 1″ x 7 ¼” x 10.” Both photographs and maps accompany the articles inside. These (obviously) German-language books contain a wealth of information relayed from Germany’s perspective during the Great War.

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    FRAMED “ZEICHNET KRIEGSSANLEIHE” PATRIOTIC POSTER.

    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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    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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    FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH – 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 COLOR LITHOGRAPH – 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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    FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH – 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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    FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH – 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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    FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH – KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM III – PRUSSIA

    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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    FRAMED COLOR LITHOGRAPH – KING FRIEDRICH WILHELM IV – PRUSSIA

    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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    FRAMED COLORIZED 19th CENTURY OFFICER’S PHOTOGRAPH – PRUSSIA

    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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    FRAMED COMMEMORATION OF 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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    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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    FRAMED LITHOGRAPH – 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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    FRAMED LITHOGRAPH – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 12-664 XES

    $125.00

    This is a consignment item. 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.”

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    FRAMED LITHOGRAPH OF NAPOLEONIC-ERA MOUNTED OFFICER

    SKU: 12-772

    $75.00

    This is a lithograph of a mounted Napoleonic-era officer. It has been framed in a modern frame. The lithograph shows an officer from behind mounted on his horse. He is wearing a fore & aft cap with a large plume attached to its center. He has his sword drawn. The lithograph in the frame measures 4 ½” x 6 ½.” The 7 3/4” x 10” brown wood frame has an inner gold trim band. The reverse gives no indication of the firm that framed it, but it bears a price tag of 2DM. It is in fine condition and ready to mount on your wall.

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    FRAMED ORIGINAL PAINTING – 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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  • FRAMED PHOTOGRAPH OF A YOUNG GIRL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

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

    FRAMED SOLDIER’S FAMILY PHOTO

    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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    FRIDERICUS REX MARSCH ALBUM: VOLUME 1

    SKU: 12-681

    $125.00

    This is a volume of patriotic sheet music, primarily from Frederick the Great’s time. Forty-four different pieces of music are included. The album cover displays a fine color image of Prussia’s first great King. It is something different for you collectors with a musical ear.

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    GERMAN LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER “DIE FRAUEN FÜR SORGE”

    SKU: 12-466

    $10.00

    This is a German language newspaper “Die Frauen Für Sorge” (The Concerned Woman). The newspaper was published under the auspices of the German Red Cross. It is dated 15 February 1915. The front cover shows a soldier playing with children. Elsewhere in this issue are interesting articles, charcoal sketches (no photos), and even some fascinating advertisements. For you lotto players, it has an advertisement for a lottery that paid 70,000 Marks!

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    GERMAN LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER “KRIEGS-FLUGBLÄTTER”

    SKU: 12-467

    $10.00

    This is a German language newspaper, the “Kriegs-Flugblätter” (War Hand-Bills) It is issue Nr 9. In the upper left corner, Otto Weddigen is standing atop the conning tower of the U-9. Also on the front page, a German is chasing Neptune as the German rides a torpedo. Inside this four-page newspaper are many cartoons and articles. On the back page is a charcoal sketch of German troops cheering their officers (or Kaiser?) who are on the hill overlooking them.

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    GERMAN-LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER – DAS LEBEN IM BILD KRIEGSBILDER

    SKU: 12-676

    $30.00

    This is a German-language newspaper from 1915, titled Das Leben im Bild Kriegsbilder. The small newspaper measures 12 1/4″ x 8 3/4,” and consists of eight pages. The newspaper contains several articles and is liberally illustrated. On the front cover we see an older NCO caring for a horse and mule. Other photos include a machine gun crew in the trenches, civilians burying the dead on the Eastern Front under the supervision of German soldiers, and dugouts for soldiers at the front.

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    GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by ROBERT GRAVES

    SKU: 10-709

    $30.00

    This is an interesting book about the wartime and postwar experiences of Robert Graves. The book was originally published during 1929 in England. This is a later, revised edition. It comes with a slip cover, and makes for interesting reading.

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    GROßER BILDER=ATLAS des WELTKRIEGES: DER KRIEGES in ENGLAND

    SKU: 12-774

    $195.00

    This is a photo album that features posters and photos from WW I’s English Home Front. It is a German publication produced for the German home market that displays posters and photographs primarily from 1914 to 1916. It incorporates fascinating contemporary photos, including English press coverage of the Lusitania’s sinking, and information about zeppelins bombing England. The large-format, soft-cover publication measures 12″ x 15.”

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    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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    HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: CARDS MESSAGES, AND LEGENDS OF THE GREAT WAR by PETER T. SCOTT

    SKU: 10-707

    $25.00

    Throughout warfare’s history, one side or the other often has claimed that a conflict would end quickly, and that “the boys will be home by Christmas!” (or the appropriate holiday for the time). This was certainly the case in WW I. Every year hopes rose that the war would soon end, and the soldiers would come home for Christmas. The book deals with postcards, letters, etc. that show the thinking on both sides as the war dragged on. It is a hardcover book with a dust jacket. It is well-illustrated.

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    IN DER HEIMATIN DER HEIMAT – KRIEGSBILDER ALBUM

    SKU: 12-773

    $175.00

    This is a large-format hardcover book that measures 11 ½” x 16.” It features artwork and poetry that were used on German postcards. Some of the postcards are quite well known as patriotic items. Most of the images are in color. Some intriguing poems accompany them. It helps demonstrate how the German public supported the war effort.

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    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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    KÖNIGSSCHLOSS LINDERHOF BOOKLET

    SKU: 12-620

    $60.00

    This is an interesting album that shows the Bavarian Königsschloss (King’s Castle) Linderhof, which was built during König Ludwig II’s reign. Linderhof was one of several castles built by Ludwig II. He spent much of his time here, rather than at his Munich castles. The album was published during the period of 1910-1920. It measures 6 1/4″ x 9.” Inside are sixteen photographs that measure 5″ x 7.” They show exterior and interior views of the castle. This album is in excellent condition.

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    KRIEGS GRÄBER FÜR SORGE – GERMAN LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-482

    $8.00

    This is a veteran’s newspaper from July 1927. The photo on the front page shows a cemetery during the winter at La Maison Blanche. Inside are many stories about veterans’ issues and locations.

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    KRIEGS GRÄBER FÜR SORGE NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-475

    $8.00

    This appears to be a German veteran’s newspaper entitled (rough translation) War Graves for the Concerned from March 1927. The paper has sixteen pages. It contains information on veterans who fought in different areas during WW I. It is purely informational, with no photographs inside. On the cover is a photograph of a cemetery with crosses as far as the eye can see. This is the site of 4,000 German soldiers and their final resting place. It is a very sobering and touching sight.

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  • KRIEGS-DESPESCHEN 1870 & 71 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    KRIEGS-DESPESCHEN 1870 & 71

    SKU: 12-374

    $950.00

    If you are looking for something a bit unusual from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, this is it. This item is laid out as a book, but an unusual one since it has a hollow interior. The exterior is a very fine leather. The front cover bears the title “Kriegs-Despeschen 1870 & 71” with a full-sized 1870 Iron Cross. The faux pages are gilt edged, which is classic high-quality for book pages. A brass snap appears on the book’s side; when it is released, the interior of the “book” is revealed. Inside are four compartments which hold playing card-sized cards. These are reproductions of the official war dispatches that were issued during 1870 to 1871 describing the conduct of the war and the official news. I guess you could call this CNN-of-the-day in a box! These dispatches were released as posters or handbills so the citizens could see how their army was performing in France during this short-lived war. The four compartments hold, I would estimate, approximately 350+ of these various cards. I will photograph just a small sampling of these cards. I have not looked at them all. It will be up to the new owner to discover what treasures lie within. You will have hours of fun with this. I can assure you!

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    KRIEGS-FLUGBLÄTTER DES SIMPLICISSIMUS

    SKU: 12-465

    $10.00

    The Kriegs-Flugblätter des Simplicissimus (The Simplest War Handbills) was one of the better-known national German newspapers reporting on war news. This periodical, while slanted to the German war effort, was a bit more balanced than many other newspapers of the time. This four-page newspaper deals with a number of issues. On the front page it features a likeness of Kapitänleutnant Otto Weddigen, the U-Boot hero and first Navy winner of the Orden Pour le Mérite. Also on the front page, we see German soldiers manning a large-caliber cannon. Inside are other cartoons and poems.

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    KRIEGSJAHRES SONG BOOK FOR 1916

    SKU: 12-506

    $45.00

    This is a song book for soldiers during 1916. Actually, it resembles a small pamphlet more than a true book. The book measures 6″ x 3 3/4,” and has twelve pages. As these were relatively small, they were easy to place in a tunic pocket or store in a backpack. They were quite popular with soldiers. This example is in mint condition.

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    KRIEGSZEITUNG MAGAZINE JUNE/JULY 1918

    SKU: 12-481

    $10.00

    This is the June/July issue of Kriegszeitung. This small magazine has twenty-eight pages. It deals with men who have died for the Fatherland, and men who have been decorated. The magazine has no photos.

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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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    LEATHER ALBUM CONTAINING TELEGRAPHS – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 12-760

    $195.00

    This is an oversized leather album that measures 2 1/4″ x 10″ 12.” The album cover bears the high-relief, crowned royal cypher of Braunschweig’s Prince Ernst August II. Under that is the date, 29 May 1897. [At this particular point in time, the ruling family was not actually IN a position to rule, as Braunschweig and Hannover had been annexed by Prussia following the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. Braunschweig remained under the direct rule of Prince Albrecht from Prussia’s royal House of Hohenzollern until his death in 1906]. A water stain appears on the album’s lower left. At one point, a locking mechanism held the album closed. Part of this mechanism remains, but part is missing. The lock no longer operates. Inside the album, we see that some photos and/or other documents were removed from the page. Following that we see a series of twenty telegrams featuring the names of a Leutnant von Lind and a General von Schkopp. I could find no mention of Leutnant von Lind in my brief research, but I did see a General Bernard von Schkopp (1817-1904) who served as a general during the Franco-Prussian War. He was involved in commanding troops at the Battle of Wörth and at Paris. A Freiherr von Frentz is also mentioned. (Two Generalleutnants by the name of von Frentz served in the army during WW I). While I have not spent a great deal of time with these telegrams, Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 and 2. Leib-Husaren-Regiment Nr 2 are mentioned. (The…

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  • MATTED PAGE FROM ORDEN DER AUSSERDEUTSCHE STAATEN EUROPAS PLATE Nr 2 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MATTED PAGE FROM ORDEN DER AUSSERDEUTSCHE STAATEN EUROPAS PLATE Nr 2

    SKU: 12-389

    $95.00

    Prior to the beginning of WW I, a series of high quality pamphlets were printed in Germany displaying the orders and decorations of Imperial Germany and Europe. Many variations of these were produced, and I have offered several of them in the past. When I mentioned that these were high-quality, I failed to mention that they were in FULL COLOR. The example we are offering today describes in crystal clear detail many of the top awards from the various nations of Europe (some were allied to Germany in WW I and some were bitter enemies). It covers examples from Great Britain, France, Greece, Spain. etc. This has been matted and is ready for display or framing. The matte measures 17 3/8″ x 13 ½,” while the image within measures 11″ x 8 5/8.”

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    MEMORIAL CARD

    SKU: 12-639

    $40.00

    Memorial cards were quite common in Germany for mourning fallen soldiers. This one is quite elaborate. It measures 6 1/4″ x 3 3/4.” It opens up and has a special message to the family Meyer. The date for this is 26 August 1916. It has a black tassel attached to its front cover. It is signed inside by the Ritter family.

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    MEMORIAL CARD

    SKU: 12-640

    $35.00

    Memorial cards were quite common in Germany for mourning fallen soldiers. This example measures 6 1/4″ x 3 3/4.” the front cover has an Iron Cross and a black silk ribbon. Inside it is signed by a family offering their condolences.

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    MEMORIAL CARD

    SKU: 12-641

    $35.00

    Memorial cards were quite common in Germany for mourning fallen soldiers. This example measures 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2.” It has an Iron Cross on the front. It also has a black silk ribbon attached in the front. Inside are condolences to the family of the fallen soldier.

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    MEMORIAL CARD

    SKU: 12-642

    $25.00

    Memorial cards were quite common in Germany for mourning fallen soldiers. The example measures 3″ x 5 1/4.” The printing on the card is embossed, and we see a pickelhaube. If we look closely, we see that the pickelhaube comes from the Kingdom of Württemberg. This card does not open up like the others. It has the condolence written on its reverse.

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    MEMORIAL CARD

    SKU: 12-643

    $20.00

    Memorial cards were quite common in Germany for mourning fallen soldiers. The example measures 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4.” This card does not open. The obverse shows a furled banner, along with a sentiment. The card is stamped in blue from the sender.

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    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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    METAL PORTRAIT OF GENERALFELDMARSCHALL PAUL von HINDENBURG

    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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    METAL WALL PLAQUE – FREDERICK THE GREAT

    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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    METAL WALL PLAQUE – OTTO von BISMARCK

    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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    MICKEY MOUSE BOOK: MICKEY SAILS TO TREASURE ISLAND

    SKU: 12-777

    $95.00

    Here is a Special Blast From the Past! Mickey Mouse is a worldwide icon and the “face” of the Walt Disney Company, Inc. International sensation Mickey first emerged in 1928’s famous cartoon “Steamboat Willie.” He went on to appear in a cartoon strip series and has appeared in countless cartoons and movies. During the 1930’s, Whitman (a division of the Western Publishing Company) developed an inexpensive paperback book series for children, the Big Little Books® (BLB’s). The Walt Disney Studio was the first company to license their comic characters with Whitman for inclusion in the BLB’s. In 1935, the book series included this thrilling tale about Mickey Mouse and his adventure sailing to Treasure Island. The vintage book has Mickey walking the plank and being grabbed by a gorilla. Keeping with the BLB’s commitment to printing bulky but small paperbacks that could be easily handled and read by young children, Mickey Sails to Treasure Island measures 3 ½” x 4 ½” x 5/8,” and consists of 192 pages. Several illustrations are included that will be sure to bring back fond childhood memories of the famous mouse. [Please note that this book was published a mere seven years after Mickey first burst on the screen]. Interestingly, the BLB’s were given away as premiums distributed by stores, gas stations, food products, and radio programs. Our find was sponsored by Kolynos dental cream. Kolynos was created in 1908 and sponsored several well-known radio programs and book series during the Depression era. Kolynos was…

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    MINIATURE FRAMED MOURNING PHOTO 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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    MUSIC PROGRAM – HOSTED – OFFICERS – 3. GARDE-REGIMENT zu FUß

    SKU: 12-684

    $65.00

    This is a music program that was hosted by the officers of 3. Garde-Regiment zu Fuß. It was held on 31 May 1906. The program measures 4 1/4″ x 5 7/8.” It is framed in gold. Each song that was performed is listed along with its composer. Among them, we find Wagner and Mozart (naturally)! The program is generally in good condition, except that it has been folded in the center. Also, it appears to have a water stain in its upper left corner.

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    NAPOLEONIC SILK PRINT

    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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    NAVY VETERAN’S MAGAZINE

    SKU: 12-629

    $95.00

    This is an interesting magazine that was produced for naval veterans. The magazine, which measures 10 3/4” x 8,” is dated and was published in June 1932. The magazine’s front cover depicts a Viking ship. As one opens the magazine, one spots a memorial to Admiral Franz von Hipper. Hipper was the hero of the Battle of Jutland (Skagerrak). For his actions, he was awarded the Orden Pour le Mérite. He was also knighted by the King of Bavaria. From that point on, he was known as Franz Ritter von Hipper. The article includes a photograph of von Hipper in his gala dress uniform. Some information is included about the S.M.S. Lutzow, which was his flagship during the battle. The magazine contains other items that were of interest to the veterans. Its advertisements are particularly fascinating to read seventy-seven years later.

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  • NEWSPAPER - NOVEMBER 1914 - WAR NEWS FROM SUPREME HEADQUARTERS - ACTION - TSINGTAU - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    NEWSPAPER – NOVEMBER 1914 – WAR NEWS FROM SUPREME HEADQUARTERS – ACTION – TSINGTAU

    SKU: 22-56

    $55.00

    This is a special extra edition of a Nürnberg newspaper, announcing an action at the German colony of Tsingtau, another against the Russians in the East, and one against the French on the Western Front. The single-sided, special edition newspaper measures 15 3/4″ x 9 1/2.” It comes from the Nürenberger Anzeiger, and is dated Monday, 9 November 1914. It describes special news from all three fronts.

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    OFFICER’S SCHREIBMAPPE

    SKU: 12-507

    $350.00

    This is an Officer’s Schreibmappe from 1904. This was used by an officer as a writing and mapping booklet. Throughout the Schreibmappe are many advertisements that helped underwrite some its production costs. It contains a lot of military and non military information that was useful to an officer on a daily basis. It has such things as prices for mailing letters and packages, and sending telegrams. A section is included with a calendar, and important dates, holidays, etc. for 1904. Another section delineates each of the German states along with their then-current rulers. Following that is a section showing the German Army’s organization in 1904. It shows organization from Armee-Korps to division to brigade, down to regiment. A comprehensive section for the Kaiserliche Marine shows its organization. This is a wonderful research tool even100 years later. While I cannot cover it all, it even features information on the required and optional articles of uniform, headdress, etc. for officers, as well as information on ranks, and even retirement. This is one handy little book that measures 14 1/4″ x 9 1/2.”

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    OFFICIAL WAR COMMUNIQUÉ Nr 1086 ANNOUNCING 22 DECEMBER 1916’s WAR NEWS

    SKU: 12-790

    $50.00

    A single page recap of the day’s leading war activities was released to the general public on a daily basis. The document measures 11 ½” x 12 ¾.” Borders on three of its sides boast Germany’s national colors: red, black, and white. Each recap page features a war communiqué number and date, along with the day’s important news. This particular communiqué is number 1086, which is dated 22 December 1916. The bulk of the communiqué deals with the U.S. and its status as a neutral nation. This status changed by April 1917, when the U.S. entered the war against Germany (primarily due to German U-Boot activity). The document is in excellent condition.

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    OFFICIAL WAR COMMUNIQUÉ Nr 1118 ANNOUNCING 17 FEBRUARY 1917’s WAR NEWS

    SKU: 12-791

    $50.00

    A single page recap of the day’s leading war activities was released to the general public on a daily basis. The document measures 11″ x 11 ½.” Borders on three of its sides boast Germany’s national colors: red, black, and white. Each recap page features a war communiqué number and date, along with the day’s important news. This particular communiqué is number 1118, which is dated 17 February 1917. The day’s biggest news was that German U-Boots had sunk a combined 51,800 tons of shipping. It appears that all of the ships sunk were merchant ships. The page’s top sports a kriegsflagge. Its bottom shows a German warship in profile steaming through the water. The document is in excellent condition.

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    OFFICIAL WAR COMMUNIQUÉ Nr 1124 ANNOUNCING 2 MARCH 1917’s WAR NEWS

    SKU: 12-792

    $50.00

    A single page recap of the day’s leading war activities was released to the general public on a daily basis. The document measures 11″ x 11 ½.” Borders on three of its sides boast Germany’s national colors: red, black, and white. Each recap page features a war communiqué number and date, along with the day’s important news. This particular communiqué is number 1124, which is dated 2 March 1917. It mentions the many Allied ships sunk in the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea, as well as action at the Somme. The page’s top sports a kriegsflagge. Its bottom shows a German warship in profile steaming through the water. The document is in excellent condition.

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    ORDEN CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM

    SKU: 12-685

    $175.00

    This is one of the ever popular Orden cigarette card albums. The album’s topic is Imperial Germany’s varied orders and decorations. These albums were produced in the 1930’s by Waldorf Astoria of Munich. The album is complete, with all 287 cigarette cards in place. The cards were given as a premium when one bought a packet of cigarettes. For those who wanted an instant collection, one could buy the complete album with all of the cards in place. Each card measures 2 ½” x 1 3/4.” I have always found the album quite useful as a basic identification handbook. It shows many of Imperial Germany’s leading orders and decorations in full color. The album’s cover sports a wonderfully detailed Orden Pour le Mérite. As you flip through the album, you will note many of the period’s popular orders and decorations. The album measures a sizable 13 ½” x 11.” You will receive hours of pleasure as you page through this marvelous album.

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    OVERSIZED 1914 IRON CROSS

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    PATRIOTIC BAG – SALUTES FLAG

    SKU: 12-630

    $75.00

    This is a patriotic bag that measures 7” x 3 1/4.” It is made of a type of crepe paper. The bag is black, white, and red. It features an embossed gold Hohenzollern Crown. Below that, also in gold, is the impassioned legend, “Dir Wollen wir treu ergebensein! Der Fahne schwarz, weiss, rot. [To thee we wish to be faithfully devoted! The Flag (colors) black, white, red].” A golden drawstring is at the bag’s top. It is in excellent condition.

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    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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    PATRIOTIC SHEET MUSIC – GERMAN POET HERMANN LÖNS

    SKU: 12-626

    $95.00

    This is sheet music entitled “Auf Feldwache.” It was written to honor the German poet Hermann Löns (1866-1914), who fell in action on 27 September 1914. He was an idealistic author of poems and stories. He volunteered for the army at the age of forty-eight. He was killed in action, barely three weeks after having volunteered. A patriotic motif is on the music’s cover. The song is dedicated to Löns.

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    PEN AND INK DRAWING OF PRUSSIAN 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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    PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE – HOHENSCHWANGAU CASTLE 1900-1920

    SKU: 12-628

    $50.00

    After the death of King Ludwig II, many of his castles were opened to the public. Special guides were prepared for the castles at Hohenschwangau, Chiemsee, Linderhof, and Neuschwanstein. This booklet is for Hohenschwangau, where he grew up, which is below the famous castle, Neuschwanstein. Eighteen photos are in the album, which gives you a good view of the castle as it looked during the period of 1910 to 1920.

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    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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    POCKET-SIZED WARTIME INFORMATION BOOK

    SKU: 12-807

    $75.00

    This book was published in 1915. The handy pocket-sized, soft-cover dictionary measures 2 ¾” by 4 ¼.” Its 252 pages provided its owner with helpful wartime information at his fingertips. It is alphabetically-arranged and provides definitions of wartime terms. It also defines or explains militaria such as Army and Fleets. For example under “Kavallerieregimenter,”, it provides a chart of Kavallerie Regiments, where they were garrisoned, and the year they were established. The handy little pocketbook is in excellent condition. All of its pages are intact.

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    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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    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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  • PRE WW I HEART-SHAPED CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PRE WW I HEART-SHAPED CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

    SKU: 12-714

    $75.00

    Christmas was a very special time of year for Imperial Germans (it still is). Today we are offering a significant Imperial German Christmas tree ornament. It is made of glass and is heart-shaped. The ornament is 3 ½” tall, 2 5/8″ at its widest point, and 6 3/4″ thick. The heart is silver with a dimpled exterior. Painted around the entire ornament are three red, white, and black stripes, representing Germany’s national colors. Beneath that is a vertical design that is painted in gold and black. At the top is a typical ornament’s attachment through which a hook is placed to hang it on a Christmas tree. This marvelous ornament is very close to one-hundred-years-old. It would make a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree during the upcoming holidays, then you could display it with your collection for the rest of the year.

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    PRE WWI BALL-SHAPED CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT

    SKU: 12-715

    $75.00

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

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    PRESENTATION FRAME AND BAVARIAN NCO’S PHOTOGRAPH

    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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    PREUßISCH-DEUTSCHEN UNIFORMEN VON 1640-1918 by GEORG & INGO PRÖMPER

    SKU: 12-741

    $75.00

    This German-language book will be a helpful primer on the uniforms worn by the Prussian Army. It begins in 1740. (under König Frederick the Great) then proceeds to the Napoleonic Wars under König Friedrich Wilhelm III. It then gives the same details during the 1870-1871 Franco Prussian War under König Wilhelm I/Kaiser Wilhelm I, before finally concluding with the WW I’s years when his grandson, Wilhelm II, served as Kaiser. The book has many black and white and color sketches and plates showing the various uniforms and accoutrements worn by the Prussian/German armies. It is a great starter book for the collector who wants to know more about the uniforms worn by these armies.

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    REGIMENTAL HISTORY OF RESERVE-INFANTERIE-REGIMENT Nr 212

    SKU: 12-786

    $75.00

    It became very popular to compile unit histories of those regiments that had served in the Great War. This German-language book describes Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment Nr 212’s history. The book was published in 1933 in Oldenburg. A brief scan of the book, which was written in old fashioned Fraktur script, reveals that the regiment was assigned to the 45. Reserve-Division. Its first commander was Oberst von Basedow, who was placed in charge when the regiment was created in October 1914. He was followed by Oberstleutnant von Fransden, who assumed command of the regiment in 1915. The book is liberally illustrated with photos of the officers and men at various times of the war from 1914-1918. The book’s early part features photos of the commander of the Regiment, the Brigade, the Division, and the Armeekorps to which it was assigned. It gives detailed information about where the regiment fought. One of book’s real highlights is a large map that is slipped into a holder on its back cover. While not one of the Army’s more important or older regiments, the regiment fought bravely and sustained heavy casualties. You will find the book helpful for tracking a front-line regiment’s activities. The book measures 2″ x 6″ x 9,” and has nearly eight hundred pages. It weighs 2 pounds and 1 ounces. The book’s index has a complete roster of officers for each Bataillon and company. The attrition it suffered is frightful. The company commanders who led charges across No Mans Land suffered major battle…

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    SCHWEIZER ILLUSTREIERTE ZEITUNG NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-469

    $10.00

    This is an edition of the Schweizer Illustreierte Zeitung (Swiss Illustrated Newspaper), a German-language newspaper during WW I. This issue is from 1915 and has sixteen pages. The front cover has a sketch of German troops stopping at a house and visiting with the civilians who live there. All parties are smiling broadly. Inside are many photos and stories about the war effort. A lot of advertisements are included, for everything from a phonograph to cigarettes. One of the most interesting photos in this edition is a cat aboard a naval vessel. It is scampering down a ship’s cannon barrel!

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    SLEEVE PATCH – FLIEGER FLUGMAAT – KAISERLICHE MARINE

    SKU: 13-1040

    $695.00

    SLEEVE PATCH – FLIEGER FLUGMAAT – KAISERLICHE MARINE. This is an amazingly rare sleeve patch for an enlisted man/NCO (Flugmaat) attached to a naval aviation unit. It was worn on a dress tunic’s sleeve. It is oval-shaped and measures 3 ½” x 4 ¼.” It features a brass anchor against a navy-blue wool background. A red enameled propeller that measures 2 ½” in length sits across the anchor’s width. The patch’s reverse displays a canvas backing. The patch dates to 1915 and is VERY rare. I have never seen another, much less had the opportunity to acquire it. Aviation material is hard to find these days, while material from the Kaiserliche Marine’s aviation units is nearly impossible to find, with the exception of an occasional Navy Flight Badge. This is the first such badge that we have encountered. We are quite pleased to share it with you. It would make for a fine addition to any aviation collection.

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    SOLDIER’S WWI AND WWII MILITÄRPAß AND WEHRPAß

    SKU: 12-346

    $250.00

    This is a matched pair of service books for a soldier who served in both WW I and WW II. The man’s last name was Roy. He was born in 1899. He served as a mechanic in several Flieger Abteilungen during the war. He was released from service in 1919. His WW II Wehrpaß has his photo. It shows service both before and during WW II.

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    TECHNOLOGY’S WAR RECORD

    SKU: 12-739

    $95.00

    This large book profiles the advance of technology during the Great War by men who attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It covers the period from 1914 through 1919. The book was copyrighted in 1920. It deals with the contributions of soldiers who attended MIT. It has their biographies, and notes that many of them fell serving their country. When possible, the man’s photograph accompanies his biography. The book also serves as a history of America’s involvement in WW I during that time period. The history was written immediately after the war when memories of it were still fresh, and offers the standpoint of one of the USA’s most famous and respected colleges. The book measures 10 3/4″ x 8″ x 2,” and weighs 5″ lbs and 4″ ounces. It totals more than seven-hundred pages, and includes many photographs. [Extra postage will be required due to its size and weight].

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    THE FIRST WORLD WAR – EPHEMERA, MEMENTOS AND DOCUMENTS by MAURICE RICKARDS & MICHAEL MOODY

    SKU: 12-694

    $25.00

    This is a hard cover book that was published in 1975. It is long out-of-print. It measures 8 ½” x 10″ x ½” and has a dust jacket. The book deals principally with documents, posters, and postcards for most of the primary combatants from both the Allies and the Central Powers. I was especially interested in the propaganda aspect from these types of items. Propaganda was not something that was used by only one country or by one side or another. It was widely used to motivate people to participate willingly and enthusiastically in the war effort. One piece in particular remains with me. It was a recruiting poster or newspaper advertisement from England in September 1914. The gist of the advertisement was that “Sportsmen” were wanted for a “Hunting Expedition to Berlin.” All expenses would be paid for hotels and railways costs. It was also mentioned that rifles and bullets would be provided free of cost! This depicts the naïveté of the war’s first month. Typically in the first year of a conflict, it was always said that the war would be over quickly and all the boys would be home for Christmas. It was NOT the case for WW I as it was five Christmases before most of the boys returned home, leaving behind millions who had fallen for their countries and would never enjoy another Christmas. The liberally illustrated book is a good read.

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    THE HISTORY OF THE PRUSSIAN POUR le MÉRITE 1888-1918 VOLUME III by WILLIAM S. HAMELMAN

    SKU: 12-702

    $175.00

    This soft cover book is the final volume of the three-volume series about the PLM. The book will tell you many interesting stories and facts about PLM’s that were awarded from 1888 through 1918 under Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is a fine addition to any library.

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    THE PRUSSIAN ORDEN POUR le MÉRITE – THE HISTORY OF THE BLUE MAX by DAVID EDKINS

    SKU: 12-705

    $75.00

    This is a consignment item. It was published in 1981 and is long out-of-print. It is soft cover and tells the story of the fabled Pour le Mérite. Many photographs of men wearing it are included, as well as those of the order itself. It contains a very useful index of the men who won it during WW I. This is a handy little reference to take along when traveling.

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    THE WAR LORDS by A. G. GARDINIER

    SKU: 12-587

    $25.00

    This small-format, hardback book was first published during June1915 in Great Britain. It was reprinted in September 1915. This is the third edition, printed in July 1916. The book reviews the various military, royal, and political figures of the period. Included in the book are chapters covering Kaiser Wilhelm II, Kronprinz Wilhelm, King Albert of Belgium, Kaiser Franz-Josef of Austria, General Joffre of France, Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg, Sir John French of England, Sir John Jellicoe of England, etc. It is clearly written from the English perspective during WW I. It may not be as history finally recorded the events, but it is how people felt at the time. It is also a good read.

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    THREE DAILY WAR DISPATCHES

    SKU: 12-438

    $90.00

    This is a group of three different war dispatches. Each of these measures 12 1/4″ x 11 ½.” Each has a 1914 Iron Cross in the upper left corner. All are trimmed in Germany’s national colors of red, white, and black. Each represents a different day in the war. They are noted below. Nr 1114, dated 10 February 1917. It deals with the activities of various Armee Groups and is signed by General Erich Ludendorff as the Generalquartiermeister, which was in effect the Chief of Staff to Generalfeldmarschall von Hindenburg. Nr 1117, dated 16 February 1917. Mention is made of the progress at the front and mention of certain Armee Groups. Also, mention of Machine Gun and Minenwerfer units. Signed by Ludendorff. Nr 1135, 19 March 1917. More indication of the progress of the war, and again signed by Ludendorff. This is a very interesting grouping.

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    THREE TELEGRAMS FROM KAISER WILHELM II TO ARTIST FRITZ KRAUS

    SKU: 12-591

    $95.00

    This is a set of three telegrams that were sent on Kaiser Wilhelm II’s behalf to artist Fritz Kraus. Kraus was a noted sculptor in Germany during the Imperial Period. The telegrams are dated 1904 and 1905. In them the Kaiser requests that Kraus prepare busts for the Naval Academy at Kiel. [The Academy has a superlative collection of German naval artifacts unlike any other in the world. I was very fortunate to visit it within the last few years, since it is difficult to gain admission. If you are ever offered the chance to visit it–GO!] Each of the telegrams measures 8″ x 9 3/4.” They carry the full markings, stampings, and tax stamps from the German post office that was responsible for maintaining the telegraph system. Two of the three were sent by the Kaiser’s Adjutant General. They are quite interesting. They also show how important, “Rush” messages were sent in Imperial Germany.

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    TILL THE BOYS COME HOME – THE PICTURE POSTCARDS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR by TONIE & VALMAI HOLT

    SKU: 12-696

    $35.00

    This is a hard cover book complete with its dust jacket. It was published in 1977 and is long out-of-print. It measures 9 ½” x 12″ x 1.” Postcards in WW I were the ultimate patriotic expression for all the countries involved in the conflict. While many other patriotic items were available (most of which were considerably more expensive than a postcard), they allowed even children to show their support for their government and army by purchasing one. The book is liberally illustrated and shows chapters that deal with soldiers, leaders, the people, etc.

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    TO THE LAST MAN SPRING 1918 by LYN MACDONALD

    SKU: 12-562

    $25.00

    This is a wonderful, English-language book that explores the Imperial German Army’s final massive offensive in the spring of 1918. The Germans, British, and French had been hammering at one another for nearly four years. Fresh troops from the USA now were approaching the Western Front. The German High Command realized if Germany wanted to win the war, they needed to break the Allies before the fresh troops arrived to turn the tide. It very nearly happened, but the Allies prevailed in the end. The book recounts the action. It was released in 1999. This illustrated copy is in MINT condition. It comes complete with dust jacket.

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    TWO CIVIL WAR BLACK AND WHITE LITHOGRAPHS

    SKU: 39-34

    $75.00

    This is a pair of black and white lithographs. They are matted and ready to frame. The top lithograph measures 6 3/4″ x 4.” It shows the Confederate States of America (CSA) Ironclad C. S. S. Virginia shelling Union frigates on 8 March 1861 at Hampton Roads, VA. On that date the Virginia sank two Union frigates. On the morning of 9 March 1862, the Virginia, more commonly known as the Merrimack (her Union name before she was scuttled and raised by the CSA to be rebuilt as an ironclad) met the U. S. S. Monitor in the first battle of iron ships. This revolutionized the world’s navies. The two vessels fought to a draw. Nevertheless, sailing vessels were soon replaced by iron vessels. The lower lithograph, which measures 11 1/4″ x 6 1/4,” shows Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, SC in 1863. Fort Sumter was shelled in April 1861 by CSA forces and the Union garrison surrendered. This lithograph shows the Fort occupied by CSA troops and being shelled by a Union Naval Fleet.

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    TWO CREPE PAPER DESIGNS OF THE HOHENZOLLERN EAGLE AND GERMAN NATIONAL FLAG

    SKU: 12-373

    $25.00

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

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    TWO NEWSPAPER ACCOUNTS OF BOER WAR

    SKU: 12-793

    $25.00

    Today we are offering two separate German newspaper accounts that deal with the (Second) Boer War (1899-1902) between Great Britain and South Africa’s Boers, descendants of Dutch settlers in that country. Newspaper # 1 details a battle in which a large number of British soldiers and officers were killed or wounded during a sharp action. Included among the wounded was a British Brigadier. The communiqué comes from a telegram sent to London on 3 October (unknown year). Newspaper # 2 is the Leipziger Tageblatt, dated 27 February 1900. It deals with the defeat of the Boers’ General Cronje, as well as a reference to the (First) Boer War (1880-1881). [Please note, a very young Winston Churchill fought for England in this conflict].

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    VOLUME Nr 21 – GERMAN LANGUAGE MAGAZINE “DIE GROßE ZEIT”

    SKU: 12-510

    $30.00

    This is Volume Nr 21 of the German language magazine “Die Große Zeit.” The front cover features a German sentry on patrol in the snow, looking at a farm house. Inside is a full page showing the signatures of Germany’s major military commander and großadmiral, von Tirpitz. This edition does not have as many illustrations as the others. It does have a detailed, full-page map of the Eastern Front in Poland. This magazine measures 13″ x 9 3/4.” and has twenty-two pages.

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    VOLUME Nr 22 – GERMAN LANGUAGE MAGAZINE “DIE GROßE ZEIT”

    SKU: 12-511

    $30.00

    This is Volume Nr 22 of the German language magazine “Die Große Zeit.” The front cover shows three mounted German soldiers. Inside is an article about various political leaders. It also has a view of a cannon factory, and its assembly floor where cannons are being put together and readied for shipment to the front. Also included is a wonderful full-page portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II. The magazine measures 13″ x 9 3/4.” and has twenty-two pages.

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    VOLUME Nr 32 – GERMAN LANGUAGE MAGAZINE “DIE GROßE ZEIT”

    SKU: 12-512

    $30.00

    This is Volume Nr 32 of the German language magazine “Die Große Zeit.” The front cover shows a line of German soldiers ready for battle in a trench. Inside are many articles and photos of the war. The magazine measures 13″ x 9 3/4.” and has twenty-two pages.

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    WAR ANNOUNCEMENT Nr 1055: SINKING OF ENEMY SHIPPING

    SKU: 12-514

    $95.00

    This is a daily German war announcement emphasizing the positive news in war developments. It is Navy-related, with an illustration of a warship at the bottom. The document measures 12 1/4″ x 11 1/2,” and displays bands of black, white, and red around its edges. At the top are a kriegsflagge and the number “1055,” along with the date 16 November 1916. It announces the sinking of transports near Malta by U-Boats. It also announces the appointment of Generalleutnant Ernst von Hoeppner as commanding general of the Imperial German Air Service.

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    WAR ANNOUNCEMENT Nr 1120: SINKING ITALIAN TROOP TRANSPORT AND OTHER NAVAL DEVELOPMENTS

    SKU: 12-515

    $125.00

    This is a daily German war announcement emphasizing the positive news in war developments. It is Navy-related, with an illustration of a warship at the bottom. The document measures 12 1/4″ x 11 1/2 and displays bands of black, white, and red around its edges. At the top are a kriegsflagge and the number “1120,” along with the date 28 February 1917. In the announcement an Italian troop ship’s sinking is mentioned, news is given of the Raider S. M. S. Möwe, and a Norwegian ship’s sinking. These documents are quite hard to come by, especially as they are Navy-related.

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    WAR COMMUNICATION Nr 1163

    SKU: 12-682

    $95.00

    During WW I, War Communications (Kriegs-Kommunikationen) were issued on a daily basis to advise about the day’s occurrences. This is Nr 1163, dated 12 May 1917. The document measures 12 1/4″ x 11 ½.” It is bordered with Germany’s national colors (black, white and red). In the upper left corner is an oversized 1914 Iron Cross. News of the day’s fighting is posted by the Grosses Haupt=Quartier (General Headquarters). It mentions actions from Heeresgruppe Kronprinz Rupprecht (Bavaria’s Crown Prince), Heeresgruppe Herzog Albrecht, (Württemberg’s heir to the throne) and Heeresgruppe Deutscher Kronprinz (Wilhelm, Kaiser Wilhelm II’s eldest son and heir). A special dispatch from General Ludendorff is included, as well as mention of action by a Leutnant v. Richthofen. Finally information on the sinking of 53,000 tons of enemy shipping came from the Chef des Admiralstabs der Marine (Chief of the Admiralty).

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    WOOD PAINTING – LEUTNANT – KÜRAßIER-REGIMENT Nr 7 – PRUSSIA

    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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    WOODEN FORM FOR DRYING AND TRANSPORTING CIGARS

    SKU: 12-387

    $95.00

    This fascinating piece measures 24″ x 4″ x 2 ½.” The divided wooden form was originally meant for the drying and storage of cigars. It has been fire-stamped on the outside with the name Schimmelpenninck (these were Dutch cigars), and the word “Holland,” among others. The form breaks into two parts, each side having twenty 4 1/4″ long, bullet-shaped spaces designed for the cigars. The cigar-spaces vary from a little less than one-half inch to a little more than three-quarters of an inch in width. One side has spaces almost three-quarters of an inch in depth, the other about three-eighths. The halves are joined together by a trio of pegs and holes at the ends. An eyelet screw has been put into one end of half so that it can be hung on the wall if desired. This is another piece that can be converted into a display case for smaller objets d’art or displayed whole as one itself. Please see how appealingly the accompanying photographs show off some small articles. (The artifacts on display are NOT for sale). It is utterly charming.

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    WOODEN/METAL DESK DISPLAY OF KAISER WILHELM II IN REGIMENT der GARDE du CORPS UNIFORM

    SKU: 12-778

    $250.00

    Today we are offering a most interesting desk piece that represents Kaiser Wilhelm II. The wooden display measures 6 ½” x 8 ½.” In its center is an oval-shaped zinc image of the Kaiser that measures 4″ x 5 ½.” The Kaiser is wearing the full-dress Garde du Corps uniform, which includes his Hohenzollern Eagle-topped dress helmet. The detailing in his likeness is quite striking. Its reverse sports a metal easel that allows the presentation to stand up on a flat surface when opened out. It is in very fine condition.

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    WORLD WAR I INFANTRY IN COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS by LAURENT MIROUZE

    SKU: 10-713

    $25.00

    This soft cover book deals with infantry troops’ various uniforms from most of WW I’s armies. The uniforms are well displayed, and show interesting detail.

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    WORLD WAR I POSTERS by GARY A. BORKAN

    SKU: 10-710

    $45.00

    This is a book, complete with dust jacket, that deals with WW I posters. The book concerns posters seen in the U.S. during the Great War. It is well illustrated. It is a very interesting topic.

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    ZEITBILDER NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-473

    $10.00

    This is the 16 January 1916 edition of the Zeitbilder (Picture Time) newspaper. The front page features an illustration of charging Ulanens. They are wearing their tschapkas and brandishing lances as they charge across a snowy landscape. This newspaper is only four pages long, but carries several images of the war.

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    ZEITBILDER NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-476

    $10.00

    This is an edition of Zeitbilder (Picture Time). It is the 3 February 1916 edition, with four pages. The front page features Austrian-Hungarian soldiers on guard duty in front of some sort of headquarters. The second page has an article and photos of Bulgarian soldiers. Page three has a photo of a German torpedo-boot and a photograph of a German Rail Gun as it is readied for movement. While not clearly identified, this is surely one of the “Big Bertha’s.” The back page is highlighted by several German jokes and/or humorous stories.

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    ZEITBILDER NEWSPAPER

    SKU: 12-477

    $10.00

    This is an edition of Zeitbilder (Picture Time). It is the 27 February 1916 edition, with four pages. The front cover has a photograph and article about the royal family of Monte Negro, one of the Balkans’ smaller kingdoms. It includes drawings. The story continues on pages two and three. On the back page is a story about the Lettehaus in Berlin, and a photograph of the late Admiral von Bohl, who was a fleet commander in the Kaiserliche Marine.

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    ZEITBILDER NEWSPAPER 13 JANUARY 1916

    SKU: 12-480

    $10.00

    This is an edition of Zeitbilder (Picture Time). It is the 13 January 1916 edition. It has four pages. The front cover has a photograph and article about Austrian soldiers in a trench at the front. These men are described as artillery observers. Inside is an article and photographs of captured French and Belgian artillery. A photo of the oldest German General of WW I, Generalfeldmarschall Graf von Haesler, is included.

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    ZEITBILDER NEWSPAPER 9 JANUARY 1916

    SKU: 12-479

    $10.00

    This is an edition of Zeitbilder (Picture Time). It is the 9 January 1916 edition. It has four pages. Inside is an article on the Bulgarian Army. It has a photo of some of their troops, as well as the Army’s General Staff.

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