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  • AWARD DOCUMENT - AUSTRIAN LANDESDENKMÜNZE 1914-1918 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    AWARD DOCUMENT – AUSTRIAN LANDESDENKMÜNZE 1914-1918

    SKU: 34-17

    $50.00

    This is a preprinted award document for the Austrian Landesdenkmünze. This was the Austrian equivalent of the Hindenburg Cross. The decoration was founded in 1928. It was awarded not only to those from the former Austro-Hungarian Empire, but to other soldiers who fought with the Central Alliance, including Germans. This particular example was awarded in 1929. The document previously has been folded, but is in very good condition.

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

    BARON’S SMALL METAL PLAQUE – COAT OF ARMS

    SKU: 34-65

    $50.00

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

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

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

    SKU: 34-63

    $95.00

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

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

    CROWN-SHAPED CAKE PAN

    SKU: 34-76

    $75.00

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

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  • DOCUMENT - LUDENDORFF SPENDE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    DOCUMENT – LUDENDORFF SPENDE

    SKU: 34-14

    $50.00

    This is a document for a contribution to the “Ludendorff Spende.” It was a five-mark contribution to what I believe was a political action group furthering General Erich Ludendorff’s political ambitions. Ludendorff was the Chief of Staff to Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg during WW I. He served in this position on the Eastern Front early in the war, and when von Hindenburg was called to command the armies of the Western Front later on. Ludendorff was the winner of the Pour le Mérite, the Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves, and the1914 Grand Cross of the Iron Cross. After WW I, Ludendorff was an early supporter of Adolf Hitler. He participated in the 1923 Putsch, when the Nazis, with Hitler and Hermann Göring, attempted to overthrow the Bavarian government. This document, which measures 3 ½” x 5 ½” (approx. postcard-sized) recognized that the person named on the reverse has contributed five marks to the Ludendorff Spende. This colorful and impressive small document features a crowned Prussian Eagle, a 1914 Iron Cross and a reproduction signature of Ludendorff. Its reverse has the name of the contributor and a stamp for the organization.

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

    HAND CARVED PATRIOTIC NAPKIN RING – VETERAN

    SKU: 34-82

    $125.00

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

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

    HESSE-DARMSTADT – METAL DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR’S SIGN

    SKU: 10-892

    $695.00

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

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

    IRON CROSS PATRIOTIC COOKIE CUTTER

    SKU: 18-195

    $85.00

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

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

    KRIEGSFLAGGE-DECORATED TABLE SCARF/PILLOWCASE/ DISPLAY ITEM

    SKU: 34-86

    $175.00

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

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

    LADIES SMALL PATRIOTIC CHANGE PURSE

    SKU: 34-89

    $95.00

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

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  • LADIES’ PATRIOTIC PURSE COMMEMORATING SERVICE IN BELGIUM - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    LADIES’ PATRIOTIC PURSE COMMEMORATING SERVICE IN BELGIUM

    SKU: 34-88

    $125.00

    This is an early-war ladies’ patriotic purse. The purse has a snap lock to secure its contents. The purse measures 6 ½” x 7,” and is made of red velvet. Embroidered into the material is the word “Andenken,” a Prussian Eagle above furled flags, the years “1914” and “1915,” then “Belgien.” It features a double gold cord at its top by which the lady could suspend it from her wrist. Its base sports a decorative red tassel. The purse is finely made and provides another example of the German people’s patriotic spirit.

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

    LINEN NAPKIN/DRESSER SCARF – GERMAN NATIONAL COLORS

    SKU: 34-13

    $85.00

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

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

    METAL SERVING TRAY FEATURING IRON CROSS

    SKU: 18-205

    $75.00

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

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  • METAL STAMP FOR MARKING SEALING WAX - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    METAL STAMP FOR MARKING SEALING WAX

    SKU: 34-01

    $40.00

    This is a metal stamp which would have been used for sealing a wax seal on a letter. These were very popular during the Imperial German period. Even the most modest of houses might have had one of these present. This example has a dimpled brass exterior. At the base are two initials A & K. These are impressive-looking as desk accessories even if they are never used.

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  • METAL STAMP FOR MARKING SEALING WAX - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    METAL STAMP FOR MARKING SEALING WAX

    SKU: 34-02

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  • METAL TANKARD - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    METAL TANKARD

    SKU: 18-260

    $125.00

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

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  • MUSIC PROGRAM - FUNCTION IN 1908 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MUSIC PROGRAM – FUNCTION IN 1908

    SKU: 34-16

    $50.00

    This is a high-quality, printed musical program for a performance that took place 22 October 1908. One can see at the top of the program that the honored regiment was none other than 1. Garde-Regiment zu Füßilier. Several selections are on the program, including one by Mozart.

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  • MUSIC PROGRAM - FUNCTION IN 1909 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    MUSIC PROGRAM – FUNCTION IN 1909

    SKU: 34-15

    $50.00

    This is a high-quality, printed musical program for a performance that took place 17 January 1909. Kaiser Alexander Garde-Grenadier-Regiment Nr 1 is mentioned on the program. This elite regiment was founded in 1814. It was garrisoned in Berlin, where it was a part of the Garde-Korps. The other regiment mentioned is Grenadier-Regiment König Karl (5. Württembergerisches) Nr 123. This regiment was founded in 1799 and based in Ulm. It was attached to the XIII. Armeekorps. The program has a number of selections, including one by Richard Wagner. It is most interesting.

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

    NAPKIN RING FOR THE VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG

    SKU: 34-74

    $30.00

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

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

    ONE-HANDLED PITCHER – METAL

    SKU: 18-261

    $150.00

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

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  • PATRIOTIC DOILY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC DOILY

    SKU: 18-186

    $195.00

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

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

    PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT – 1914-1917 – BELGIUM

    SKU: 34-79

    $110.00

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

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

    PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT – 1914-1918 – BELGIUM

    SKU: 34-80

    $110.00

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

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

    PATRIOTIC DOILY/PLACE MAT CELEBRATING WW I ALLIED VICTORY

    SKU: 34-91

    $50.00

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

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  • PATRIOTIC LINEN HANDKERCHIEF/NAPKIN - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC LINEN HANDKERCHIEF/NAPKIN

    SKU: 34-72

    $90.00

    This is a high quality patriotic linen napkin or handkerchief. It measures 16 1/2’ x 15 1/2.” It has red, white and black trim. It is in MINT condition.

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

    PATRIOTIC PILLOW COVER / WALL COVERING

    SKU: 34-83

    $125.00

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

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  • PATRIOTIC PILLOWCASE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PILLOWCASE

    SKU: 34-77

    $195.00

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

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  • PATRIOTIC SERVING TRAY - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC SERVING TRAY

    SKU: 18-193

    $275.00

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

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

    PATRIOTIC TABLE/DRESSER SCARF – WESTERN FRONT MAP – 1914

    SKU: 34-94

    $95.00

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

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

    PATRIOTIC THIMBLE FROM THE TIME OF THE GREAT WAR

    SKU: 34-75

    $60.00

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

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  • PATRIOTIC WICKER BASKET - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC WICKER BASKET

    SKU: 18-209

    $65.00

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

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  • PERSONALIZED SEAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PERSONALIZED SEAL

    SKU: 34-05

    $45.00

    Seals of this nature were very popular in Germany during the Imperial Period. One would melt some wax, drop it on the flap of an envelope, and then impress the seal on it. This would serve to secure the envelope’s contents, and to identify the sender. This example features a name in German script. It has a wooden handle.

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

    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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  • SALT POT - OFFICERS’ MESS - BRAUNSCHWEIG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    SALT POT – OFFICERS’ MESS – BRAUNSCHWEIG

    SKU: 34-26

    $695.00

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

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

    SILVERED SERVING TRAY WITH MIRRORED BASE

    SKU: 18-204

    $125.00

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

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

    SMALL CUP HONORING THE NAVY AND KIEL

    SKU: 18-221

    $65.00

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

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

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

    SKU: 34-85

    $195.00

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

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

    TRENCH ART NAPKIN RING “WALKER RIDGE 1915”

    SKU: 34-66

    $125.00

    This is a napkin ring that falls under the category of “Trench Art.” A hammered copper band is surmounted by an artillery shell driving band. An applied copper shield appears on the driving band. On the shield we see “Walker Ridge 1915.” It is an interesting example of Trench Art’s variety.

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

    TWO-HANDLED VASE – METAL

    SKU: 18-262

    $150.00

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

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  • WOODEN FORM FOR DRYING AND TRANSPORTING CIGARS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    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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