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Pendants, Rings, Lockets, Bracelets, Necklaces, etc. (17)

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  • Sale! JEWELRY BOX - REPRESENTING THE GARDE du CORPS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    JEWELRY BOX – REPRESENTING THE GARDE du CORPS

    SKU: 03-81

    $550.00 $495.00

    JEWELRY BOX – REPRESENTING THE GARDE du CORPS This is a jewelry box in the shape of an officer’s visor cap from the Regiment des Garde du Corps (GdC). [They were the Prussian Army’s leading cavalry regiment. When the Kaiser was out in public, a group of them always accompanied him. One generally saw an NCO in full-parade-gear (including the Hohenzollern-Eagle-topped helmet), standing near the Kaiser, brandishing the emperor’s personal standard]. This charming jewelry box is faithful in detail to its larger counterpart. It sports a black visor, the wide, lower red trim band, and the narrow band of red piping encircling its top. The rest of the “cap” is white. The case’s top exhibits some soiling from age (it IS nearly 100-years-old). One kokarde is present. The spot for the second is filled by the button that opens the box. Inside, the box’s bottom surface appears to be leather. The upper half sports a white silk liner, which has embossed on it in gold, “Zur Erinnerung an den Weltkrieg 1914 Gesetzl. Gesch.” The box’s top (the cap’s cover) measures 2 1/2″ in diameter. The entire box measures 1″ in height. This is a marvelous little item. Only your imagination will limit what you can do with it!

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  • PATRIOTIC BANGLE BRACELET - KRIEGSFLAGGE

    PATRIOTIC BANGLE BRACELET – KRIEGSFLAGGE

    SKU: 17-585

    $150.00

    This is a patriotic bangle bracelet. It measures 2 3/4″ in diameter. It pulls apart to assist in placing it on a wrist. In the bracelet’s center sits a small, multicolored kriegsflagge. The bracelet appears to be made of German silver (nickel). It is very well made.

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  • PATRIOTIC BOX  - FOR THE VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC BOX – FOR THE VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG

    SKU: 03-84

    $30.00

    PATRIOTIC JEWELRY BOX – FOR THE VÖLKERSCHLACHTDENKMAL IN LEIPZIG This is a small box which measures 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ and 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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  • PATRIOTIC BOX - fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC BOX – fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous

    SKU: 03-36

    $195.00

    PATRIOTIC BOX – fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous This is a very well-made and unusual oval-shaped box. It appears to be made of zinc and measures 4 1/8″ x 2 ½” x 1 1/8″. It is double-hinged. As we open the lid, we find that the box is lined in either a coarse gray silk or possibly cotton. The top of the lid has a fancy design with a 1914 Iron Cross in the center. Four roses are at compass points outside the frame that surround the EK. The outer ring of the box features a series of small frames that have nothing displayed in them. However, they add an interesting decorative design. This is one of those fun little boxes for which the Germans were famous. Let your imagination lead you to whatever treasures you want to place inside it. Better yet, why not give it to a special someone?

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  •  PATRIOTIC BRACELET - ARTILLERY SHELL DRIVING BAND

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – ARTILLERY SHELL DRIVING BAND

    SKU: 17-566

    $95.00

    This is one of the ever-popular patriotic bracelets made from an artillery shell’s driving band, which serves as the bracelet’s basic component. Attached to the bracelet’s front is a small, enamel, 1914 Iron Cross. Inside the bracelet is engraved “Welt Krieg 1914/1915,” along with a dedication from a brother (Peter) to his sister. It is a very tidy arrangement. The bracelet has been cleaned. It glows like gold, but is made of brass.

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  • PATRIOTIC BRACELET BRAUNSCHWEIG / HANNOVER

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – BRAUNSCHWEIG / HANNOVER

    SKU: 17-583

    $2,495.00

    This is the most magnificent bracelet we have ever offered to you. It comes from the Kingdom of Hannover or its vassal state, the Duchy of Braunschweig, and dates from 1859. This was a full seven years before the 1866 Austro-Prussian War wherein Hannover was annexed by Prussia. The massive and elegant bracelet is made of silver and richly-applied, two-color cloisonné.

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  • PATRIOTIC BRACELET - IRON CROSS BANGLE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – IRON CROSS BANGLE

    SKU: 17-657

    $150.00

    This is a very high-quality patriotic bangle bracelet. The bracelet appears to be made of “German Silver” (a combination of silver well-below the .800 level and nickle). The bracelet’s central motif is a circular Iron Cross 2nd Class rendered in multicolored enamel. The enamel center measures 2 ⅝” x 2 7/16.” The highly detailed enamel is green, white, and black.

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  • PATRIOTIC BRACELET - TRENCH ART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – TRENCH ART

    SKU: 17-410

    $140.00

    This German patriotic trench art bracelet is one of the ever-popular artillery shell driving band-derived trench art pieces. A black enameled EK is the centered on the band, and the recipient’s name is engraved inside. The piece is well-made and in good condition.

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  • PATRIOTIC BRACELET - TRENCH ART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – TRENCH ART

    SKU: 17-481

    $195.00

    This is an ultra-high-quality patriotic bracelet that has been fashioned principally from the driving band of an artillery shell. This is a very early war piece. On the obverse are the dates 1914 and 1915. Between those dates is a breathtaking miniature 1914 Iron Cross. It is as well-detailed as any full-sized EK you’ll ever see. This mini really sets off this bracelet. It is worked into the overall presentation in a stylish and elegant manner.

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  • PATRIOTIC BRACELET - TRENCH ART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – TRENCH ART

    SKU: 17-563

    $250.00

    This is a gorgeous bracelet that serves as a prime example of trench art patriotic jewelry. The bracelet’s central decorative portion is fashioned from a piece of an artillery shell’s driving band. Attached to it is an enameled 1914 Iron Cross. The cross is flanked by two branches of oak tree leaves. Above the Iron Cross is a wonderfully-crafted Hohenzollern Crown, complete with its flowing stole. The band section is made of mesh. It has a clasp and chain to secure it. The band and the center piece measure 8.” This is one of the more unusual patriotic bracelets that I have seen in awhile.

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  • PATRIOTIC BRACELET - TRENCH-ART

    PATRIOTIC BRACELET – TRENCH-ART

    SKU: 17-490

    $140.00

    This is one of the ever-popular Trench-Art patriotic bracelets. These were very popular during the early and mid-war years. The bracelet is made, in fact, from the driving band of an artillery shell. Emblazoned on the front of the bracelet is an enameled Iron Cross flanked by oak leaves. When the bracelet is broken open, a small plaque is in place that says “Verdun 1914/15.” PATRIOTIC BRACELET – TRENCH-ART

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  • PATRIOTIC EARRINGS FASHIONED FROM COINS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC EARRINGS FASHIONED FROM COINS

    SKU: 17-660

    $125.00

    PATRIOTIC EARRINGS FASHIONED FROM COINS. This is a very handsome pair of pierced earrings that combine a patriotic theme with a touch of trench art. The earrings’ centers consist of gilt-toned 20 pfennig coins. Both were minted in 1876, five years after Kaiser Wilhelm I became Germany’s first Kaiser. The obverse features a magnificent crowned Hohenzollern Eagle. The reverse speaks of the Deutsches Reich, the coins’ denomination and the date. A loop is attached to each earring to allow them to be threaded through the ear. A miniature bullet hangs from a very small loop on the bottom of each coin. These earrings are in top condition, and ready for your favorite lady to wear (or for her to purchase for herself).

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  • PATRIOTIC LOCKET - gilt-toned 1914 EK - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC LOCKET – gilt-toned 1914 EK

    SKU: 17-290

    $185.00

    Gilt toned patriotic locket is really quite different in that it is eight sided (octagonal). It is shaped like a stop sign! It has a black finish, and a gilt-toned 1914 EK on the obverse. It opens and a small photo could be inserted inside. It also could just be worn as a pendant. On the reverse we can see that it is hallmarked .800 for silver content. The quality and condition are both at a very high level.

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  • PATRIOTIC LOCKET - SOLDIER

    PATRIOTIC LOCKET – SOLDIER

    SKU: 17-592

    $150.00

    This is a lovely patriotic pendant/locket that features the photo portraits of a soldier and his sweetheart or wife on opposite sides. It measures 1 1/4″ x 1.” The colorized portrait photos are enclosed in a gold-toned circlet, which is further enclosed within a stylized heart. The heart’s top “bows” feature scalloped, gold-toned shapes dripping down from them, while its bottom section rather resembles an anchor’s point. (Whether this meant the man was involved with the Navy, or it was just Art Deco styling, who knows)? A tiny replica of a 1914 Iron Cross decorates the pendant just below the jump ring at the heart’s top. Both photos have some age damage to them. The man appears to be in civilian dress, so he may have survived the war. It is very touching

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  • PATRIOTIC NECKLACE - CASED - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC NECKLACE – CASED

    SKU: 17-408

    $250.00

    This is a very high-caliber patriotic necklace, which is exhibited in a black leatherette case. The circular pendant measures 1 3/8″ in diameter. The case is 2 ½” x 2 ½ .” A black Iron Cross, which is dated 1914, is surrounded by a gilt-toned wreath. The necklace comes complete with a small chain. The pendant is hallmarked on its reverse. The fitted leatherette case highlights the name of a jeweler in Berlin. This is a lovely, well-made piece. Since it features a black EK, it may well be a mourning piece worn by a family member in memory of a soldier who fell in battle.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - CHAIN

    PATRIOTIC NECKLACE – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-605

    $125.00

    This is a fine patriotic pendant and chain. The pendant is circular and measures 1″ in diameter. A gold and black 1914 Iron Cross appears in the center. Around the Iron Cross is a black and gold enamel band with stars. A very delicate period chain, which measures 20″ in length, is attached.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT FEATURING IRON CROSS AND DATES 1914 AND 1916

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – 1914 /1916

    SKU: 17-630

    $95.00

    This is an elongated Iron Cross that measures 1″ x 1 3/4.” At the cross’s top is a crown. In the middle we see the date “1916” surrounded by half a wreath. The cross’s bottom features “1914.” It is a most interesting variation that was produced during the middle of WW I.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - 1914 IRON CROSS

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – 1914 IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-597

    $95.00

    This is a circular patriotic pendant that measures 1″ in diameter. On the obverse is a painted Iron Cross, surrounded by a wreath of leaves. At first glance it looks like it might be a locket, but this is not the case. The reverse is undecorated. It shows no manufacturer’s or silver hallmarking.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - 1914 IRON CROSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – 1914 IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-283

    $85.00

    This is an unusually shaped pendant highlighted by a 1914 Iron Cross. The pendant has the appearance of a flower. The entire arrangement is made of enamel. The four different colors of enamel used here make it a striking, marvelous piece.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - AUSTRIAN - KAISER FRANZ JOSEF

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – AUSTRIAN – KAISER FRANZ JOSEF

    SKU: 17-516

    $125.00

    This is a most interesting pendant that uses a fancy silver frame to house an Austrian silver coin. The framed presentation measures 3/4″ in diameter, while the coin itself measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The obverse has a likeness of Kaiser Franz Josef. The reverse bears the Austrian crown and the date 1914. It is very handsome, and ready to place on a silver or gold chain.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - AUSTRIAN GENERAL

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – AUSTRIAN GENERAL

    SKU: 17-520

    $20.00

    This is a circular patriotic pendant of an Austrian General. It measures 1″ in diameter and appears to be made of zinc.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - AUSTRIAN GENERAL - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – AUSTRIAN GENERAL

    SKU: 17-521

    $20.00

    This is a circular patriotic pendant of an Austrian General. It measures 1″ in diameter and appears to be made of zinc.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - AUSTRIAN GENERAL

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – AUSTRIAN GENERAL

    SKU: 17-522

    $20.00

    Circular patriotic pendant of an Austrian General. The patriotic pendant measures 1″ in diameter and appears to be made of zinc. PATRIOTIC PENDANT – AUSTRIAN GENERAL

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - COLORIZED PATRIOTIC SOLDIER’S - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – COLORIZED PATRIOTIC SOLDIER’S

    SKU: 17-653

    $125.00

    This is a patriotic photo pendant of a soldier. It has been colorized to highlight certain details about its subject.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - COLORIZED PHOTO - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – COLORIZED PHOTO

    SKU: 17-383

    $75.00

    This is a patriotic pendant that is gold toned. In the center is a colorized photo of a young enlisted soldier wearing his prewar tunic and mütze .

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  • DOUBLE SIDED PATRIOTIC SOLDIER AND TWO SONS' PHOTO PENDANT

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – DOUBLE-SIDED

    SKU: 17-629

    $125.00

    Here is another variation of classic patriotic photograph jewelry. These were commonly set up as pins, while this example is set up as a pendant. What really makes it different are the photographs on BOTH sides of the pendant. One side shows a soldier, and the other side shows his two young sons. It is gold-toned, with a braided decorative frame encircling the basic structure. This is an unusual piece of patriotic jewelry. I have never seen another quite like it.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - DÜSSELDORF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – DÜSSELDORF

    SKU: 17-310

    $175.00

    Based on the translation, this patriotic pendant is an honor gift or prize from the City of Düsseldorf. It is quite large and measures 2 ½” x 2 ½”. The arms are made of green enamel. The center has the coat-of-arms of Düsseldorf. It is manufacturer hallmarked on the reverse, AND .800 silver hallmarked. This could be used as a pendant or for display.

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  • PATRIOTIC EAGLE PENDANT

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – EAGLE

    SKU: 17-632

    $75.00

    This is a compelling silver-toned patriotic pendant. It is circular and features an eagle whose outspread wings extend beyond the pendant’s frame. At the frame’s bottom is the motto “In Treue Fest.” The finely detailed pendant is in excellent condition

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  • GLASS-DOMED PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS PENDANT

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – GLASS

    SKU: 17-598

    $150.00

    This is a lovely, glass-domed, patriotic pendant that features an Iron Cross as its primary motif. It measures 1″ in diameter. Its outer edge is encircled with a twisted, silver-toned bezel from which a jump ring extends. Its base is of a copper-flecked material which is also under glass. A replica of a 1914 Iron Cross has been cut out of some material then hand painted and placed in the pendant’s center, under the glass. Hand painted, crossed branches of laurel and oak leaves (with acorns) have been placed beneath it. It is a simply gorgeous piece.

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

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-332

    $95.00

    This is one of the ever-popular patriotic pendant – Iron Cross. It is circular-shaped and about the size of a U.S. nickel. Suspended freely in the center and attached to a rope-like device is an enameled 1914 Iron Cross. The item is in laudable condition.

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

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-312

    $95.00

    This unusually-shaped pendant features an enameled Iron Cross in the center. There is a small chip in one corner of the Iron Cross. The oblong wreath has a series of gently scalloped edges. The wreath itself consists of a flower and filigree design that appears to have been covered with a “wash” of white paint at one time. Much of the wash has worn off on the back, although it still serves to accentuate the flowers on the front of the piece. The Iron Cross has been superimposed on top of this distinctive wreath. The entire piece is very delicate. It measures 1″ in length.

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  • PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS PENDANT WITH ROSES

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-618

    $95.00

    This lovely pendant just has tons of personality. It combines the Iron Cross (which is not dated) with three pink roses that are attached to their leaves. It is all on enamel and makes a very handsome presentation. I find it very dainty and feminine.

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  • IRON CROSS PATRIOTIC PENDANT

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-593

    $125.00

    This is a patriotic pendant that features a 1914 Iron Cross. It measures 3/4″ in diameter. It features a laurel leaf and berry wreath in high-relief around its edges. A small replica of a 1914 Iron Cross hangs from a ribbon suspended at the ten and two o’clock positions. Both ribbon and EK also are high-relief. The pendant may be made of “German Silver” (nickel). It is not hallmarked for actual silver.

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  • PENDANT KAISER WILHELM KAISER FRIEDRICH

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – KAISER WILHELM I & KAISER FRIEDRICH III

    SKU: 17-600

    $125.00

    This pendant features the likenesses of Kaiser Wilhelm I, Germany’s first Kaiser, on one side, and his son, Kaiser Friedrich III, on the other side. It is probable that Friedrich Wilhelm was still Kronprinz when this pendant was produced. The pendant measures 3/4″ in diameter. It is quite attractive and in excellent condition. Both men are in uniform. Beveled glass covers each of their photographs. This is a very early patriotic piece, that most likely dates from the 1870 through 1885-period. Friedrich III succeeded his father for only one-hundred-days. In a space of approximately one-hundred-days, Germany had THREE Kaisers: Wilhelm I, Friedrich III, and Wilhelm II.

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  • SINGLE-SIDED KAISER WILHELM II PENDANT/ CHARM

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 17-575

    $10.00

    This is a delicate, one-sided pendant or charm representing Kaiser Wilhelm II. It is silver-toned and measures 3/4″ in diameter. It shows the Kaiser in profile. To his right we see “1914.” To the left we see his cypher “W II.”

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT - ONE PFENNIG COIN KAISER WILHELM II - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – ONE PFENNIG COIN KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 17-648

    $110.00

    I am continually amazed by Imperial German Period patriotic jewelry’s great variety. Our offering today is a 1915 one pfennig coin that measures 5/8″ in diameter that has been converted into a pendant. Its center features Kaiser Wilhelm II’s head (with pickelhaube) in high relief. The coin is gilt-toned, while the Kaiser’s rendition is silver-toned. Soldered to the coin’s top is an attachment featuring a jump ring by which the pendant can be threaded on a chain. I am particularly impressed by the coin’s exquisitely detailed likeness of the Kaiser. You can easily install it on a necklace of your choice. Its overall condition is excellent.

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  • SILVER PENDANT SILVER COIN KÖNIG WILHELM I PRUSSIA

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT – SILVER COIN

    SKU: 17-610

    $150.00

    This is a marvelous combination of a Prussian silver coin for then König (and future Kaiser) Wilhelm I with a bezel that allowed a lucky lady to wear it as a pendant on a chain around her neck. The bezel is quite heavy and wide. It measures 1 1/4″ in diameter. The bail (connects the pendant to a necklace) is marked .800 silver. This means it was produced after 1885, when the silver marking standard was changed by an aging Kaiser Wilhelm I. The coin, however, is dated 1866 (Prussia’s big year, when she and her allies made short work of Austria, etc. in the Austro-Prussian War: a good warm-up for the 1870-1871 Franco Prussian War). It shows the Prussian king in profile on the obverse, surrounded by the words “Wilhelm Koenig von Preussen.” The coin’s reverse features the Hohenzollern Eagle and these words around its edge “Ein Vereins Thaler XXX Ein Pfund Fein” (An Association Dollar Thirty a Pound Fine). A small capital “A” is evident just beneath Wilhelm’s profile on the obverse. It is probably an indication which artist designed this special coin for whatever association benefited by its sale.

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  • PATRIOTIC PENDANT -WW I ENLISTED MAN WITH IRON CROSS - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PENDANT -WW I ENLISTED MAN WITH IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-652

    $125.00

    This is a rather interesting enlisted man’s pendant featuring him in a feldgrau tunic and mütze. The pictured young soldier’s photo is enclosed in one of WW I’s ever-popular gold-toned, framed pendants. A small Iron Cross graces the frame’s top.

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  • PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT - AUSTRIAN SOLDIER AND SWEETHEART - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT – AUSTRIAN SOLDIER AND SWEETHEART

    SKU: 17-643

    $125.00

    This is a rather unusual pendant that depicts an Austrian soldier in uniform, wearing his kepi. Its frame is quite attractive, consisting of two thin gold-toned bands woven together to form the frame. It has a small ring at the top through which a chain could be inserted in order to wear the pendant. Its reverse is quite unusual. Instead of the normal, gilt-toned backing, the soldier’s wife or sweetheart has inserted her photograph. I do not know if he or she wore it, or whether it was given to a mother to keep her two children near her heart. Many of these photographic pins and pendants are just so touching! Some days they make my heart hurt.

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  • PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT - BADEN - SOLDIER WITH PICKELHAUBE IN DRESS CONFIGURATION - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT – BADEN – SOLDIER WITH PICKELHAUBE IN DRESS CONFIGURATION

    SKU: 17-656

    $150.00

    This is a very interesting oval-shaped patriotic photo pendant of a soldier from the Grand Duchy of Baden. He is wearing his pickelhaube with parade bush. It measures 1″ x 1 ½.” It is very unusual to see an oval-shaped pendant. It is all the better being from a smaller state and with the man wearing a parade bush. The pendant is in excellent condition.

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  • PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT - KAISER FRIEDRICH III - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT – KAISER FRIEDRICH III

    SKU: 17-651

    $95.00

    This is an interesting, unusual photo pendant of Kaiser Friedrich III. In Germany, Friedrich III is referred to as the “ninety-nine day Kaiser,” as he survived his father and reigned for less than three months. [The result was that within the span of ninety-nine days, Germany had three different kaisers]. The petite, silver-toned pendant has a semiprecious red jasper stone affixed to its reverse. An eagle perches atop the pendant. It is an appealing piece that would be great for an avid collector of Kaiser Friedrich III memorabilia, or as a new collector’s first piece.

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  • PENDANT LIKENESS KAISER WILHELM I

    PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT – KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 17-579

    $125.00

    Silver Toned pendant that displays a photographic likeness of Kaiser Wilhelm I. Pendant opens and a different picture can be placed inside if one so desires. It measures 1 ½” x 1″ x 1/4.”

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  • PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT - SAXONY - HUSAREN TROOPER AND PARENTS’ - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PHOTO PENDANT – SAXONY – HUSAREN TROOPER AND PARENTS’

    SKU: 17-646

    $125.00

    This patriotic photo pendant features a photo of a mother, father and their son, who served in a Saxon Husaren-Regiment. The man is dressed in his full uniform, wearing the Saxon Husaren Regiment’s busby. His busby even has the parade plume that was worn on dress occasions. The pendant measures 1″ x 1.” It is gold-toned with a neat decorative style. It is somewhat diamond-shaped and accented with a twisted decorative metal from which one can hang the pendant.

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  • PATRIOTIC PHOTO PIN - SAILOR - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PHOTO PIN – SAILOR

    SKU: 17-640

    $95.00

    This patriotic photograph pin features a young enlisted sailor. It measures 1 5/16″ in diameter. He is wearing his winter tunic with the neck scarf. The frame is gilt-toned. The reverse shows that the pin is missing. It is fine for display, of course, and we have priced it accordingly. It remains a very interesting naval display piece.

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  • PATRIOTIC PIECE - FULL-COLOR GLASS  - KAISER WILHELM I - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC PIECE – FULL-COLOR GLASS – KAISER WILHELM I

    SKU: 20-297

    $75.00

    I have examined this item for several minutes trying to categorize it for you. The best that I have come up with it is that it is a patriotic display item commemorating Germany’s first Kaiser, Wilhelm I (1797-1888). In addition to being Kaiser, he was also Prussia’s King from 1861 until his death in 1888. He assumed Prussia’s throne in 1861 when his older brother König Friedrich Wilhelm IV (1795-1861) died. Wilhelm IV was paralyzed and mentally incapacitated by a stroke in 1857. In 1858 Wilhelm I assumed the position of Regent for his older brother and remained in this position until the King’s death in 1861. He continued his brother’s policy of German unification, which was largely completed with the conclusion of the 1866 Austro-Prussian War. Through all this and for the balance of his rule until his 1888 death, his closest advisor and political ally was none other than the “Iron Chancellor,” Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898). While Wilhelm I remained King of Prussia, the other German states deferred to Prussian rule. After the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War’s end, he was formally recognized as Emperor of Germany, as well as King of Prussia. Wilhelm I remained the political and moral head of Germany, and was much beloved by his people. Upon his death in March 1888, he was succeeded for ninety-nine days by his son, Germany’s second Kaiser, Friedrich III. Friedrich III was in ill health and died of cancer in June 1888. The third and final Kaiser of Germany,…

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  • VATERLANDSDANK PATRIOTIC RING FOR A WOMAN

    PATRIOTIC RING – ENGRAVED “VATERLANDSDANK”

    SKU: 17-486

    $60.00

    “Vaterlandsdank” patriotic rings were quite popular in Germany during WW I. Essentially, it means “Thanks of the Fatherland.” These generally were received for a contribution to the war effort.  Size 6 1/2.  PATRIOTIC RING – ENGRAVED “VATERLANDSDANK”

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

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-647

    $50.00

    This is a very simple patriotic Iron Cross ring. It has a silver-toned band. An Iron Cross flanked by two leaves is painted in its center. The ring is a size 6 ½.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - 1914 - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC RING – 1914

    SKU: 17-163

    $45.00

    This is a very simple patriotic ring that bears only the date “1914” in the center of the band. It is silver-toned and is a size 6 1/2.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - 1914/1915 IRON CROSS

    PATRIOTIC RING – 1914/1915 IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-500

    $95.00

    This is a very high caliber patriotic ring that has an Iron Cross as its central motif. The Iron Cross is made of two-colored enamel. The dates 1914-1915 appear on the Iron Cross, so it is early-war quality. The ring is quite striking. It is a size 5 1/2. PATRIOTIC RING – 1914/1915 IRON CROSS

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - DANK VATERLAND - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC RING – DANK VATERLAND

    SKU: 17-388

    $60.00

    This well-made patriotic ring is a size 8 ½. The words on this patriotic ring “Dank Vaterland” are inscribed around the ring’s silver-toned band. It makes an attractive remembrance of another time.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING SERVICE EASTERN FRONT RIGA

    PATRIOTIC RING – EASTERN FRONT

    SKU: 17-599

    $50.00

    This is a simple patriotic ring that commemorates service on the Eastern Front at Riga in 1916. The following year, Russia dropped out of the war. It appears to be a simple aluminum band. Engraved on the band is “Vor Riga 1916.” The ring is a size 10 3/4.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - IRON CROSS

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-669

    $125.00

    This is a fine patriotic ring that features an Iron Cross as its central theme. The ring’s center reveals an enamel shield with Imperial Germany’s black, red, and white national colors striped across it diagonally. The shield’s center displays an enamel Iron Cross. It is all quite striking. A floral motif on the German silver band flanks the central imagery. A white enamel box on one side features the year “1914.” The band’s other side presents another white rectangular box with “191?” Its last number is obscured so that we decipher it. The ring’s interior displays a .800 silver content hallmark. It is a fine, sturdy size 11″ man’s ring.

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

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-658

    $65.00

    This is an attractively detailed Iron Cross patriotic ring that features a black enamel Iron Cross in its center. The band flanking either side of the Iron Cross displays the words “Welt Krieg.” No hallmarks for manufacturer or silver content appear inside the band. The ring is a size 7 ¾” and is quite suitable for a lady.

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

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-122

    $75.00

    German patriotic ring featuring a 1914 Iron Cross as its central theme. The patriotic ring is black, but has some gold highlights showing through. The Iron Cross has a wreath around it. Patriotic Ring size 5.”

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  • PATRIOTIC RING IRON CROSS MOTIF

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-527

    $75.00

    This is an interesting variation of a patriotic Iron Cross ring. The ring has a black-enamel Iron Cross as its central theme. It has only the outline of an Iron Cross, and displays no actual information on the cross itself. An unusual aspect of the Iron Cross is that arrows are formed on the three o’clock and nine o’ clock arms where they merge with the ring’s band. No hallmarks appear on the band’s interior. It is a fairly straight forward design. its condition is fine, with no chipping of the enamel. The ring is a size 8.”

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - IRON CROSS

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-560

    $50.00

    This is a patriotic ring with an Iron Cross as its central motif. The band is gold-toned. It has a black Iron Cross in its center. It is a size 6 3/4.

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  • PATRIOTIC BLACK IRON CROSS RING

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-561

    $50.00

    This is a patriotic ring with an Iron Cross as its central motif. The band is gold-toned. It has a black Iron Cross in its center. It is a size 6 1/4.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - IRON CROSS

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-559

    $50.00

    This is a patriotic ring in which the Iron Cross is the central theme. The band is gold-toned. It features an Iron Cross. The ring is a size 7 1/2.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING - IRON CROSS

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-552

    $75.00

     This is a patriotic Iron Cross ring. The central theme is an Iron Cross. The ring is brass toned. It is a size 9 1/2.”

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  • PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS RING

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-553

    $40.00

    This is a patriotic Iron Cross ring. The ring is silver-toned. The central theme is an Iron Cross. Inside, the ring is marked .800silver. The band is broken on the reverse. It is a size 9.”

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  • Iron Cross Ring

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-543

    $75.00

    This is a very delicate lady’s patriotic ring. It features a silver band, with a white, enamel centerpiece upon which rests a black Iron Cross. Flanking the Iron Cross are the years 1914 and 1915. It is hallmarked .800 silver inside the band. The reverse of the band is slightly separated. The ring is a size 9.

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

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-406

    $40.00

    This ring is an excellent patriotic example. The patriotic ring – iron cross appears to be made of a bronze-colored base metal. It is quite small, a size 5 3/4. It features a small Iron Cross on the center of the band. You will find this quite dainty.

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  • Iron Cross Ring

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-437

    $60.00

    This is an unusual variation of the ever-popular patriotic Iron Cross ring. It has a split, silver-toned band. An enameled Iron Cross serves as its centerpiece. It is dated “1915.” The ring is a size 8 1/2.

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  • PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS RING - ARTILLERY SHELL DRIVING BAND

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-538

    $75.00

    Gilt-toned patriotic Iron Cross ring, which has been handmade from an artillery shell’s driving band. The Iron Cross is flanked with German oak leaves. The ring is a size 8. PATRIOTIC IRON CROSS RING – ARTILLERY SHELL DRIVING BAND

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    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

    SKU: 17-539

    $75.00

    This is a very simple, gold-toned, patriotic, Iron Cross ring. A black embossed Iron Cross can be seen at the rings front. The German patriotic ring is a size 7 1/2. PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS

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  • German Iron Cross Ring

    PATRIOTIC RING – IRON CROSS 1914

    SKU: 17-556

    $65.00

    This is a very petite, patriotic Iron Cross ring for a woman, or perhaps a child. It is silver and features an Iron Cross as its central theme. Flanking the Iron Cross are the dates “1914” and “1915.” It is a well made, high-quality ring, just very small. This ring is a perfect fit for a women’s pinky. The ring is a size 3 3/4.

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  • PRO PATRIA PATRIOTIC RING

    PATRIOTIC RING – PRO PATRIA

    SKU: 17-545

    $75.00

    This silver-toned ring has the legend “Pro Patria 1914” on its silver band. The ring is a size 5.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING

    PATRIOTIC RING – VATERLANDS DANK

    SKU: 17-547

    $60.00

    This is a silver-toned patriotic ring that carries the legend “Vaterlands Dank 1914.” This is a size 5 1/2.

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  • PATRIOTIC RING VATERLANDS DANK SILVER

    PATRIOTIC RING – VATERLANDS DANK

    SKU: 17-570

    $50.00

    Very popular silver toned and embossed with “Vaterland Dank 1914” German patriotic ring. The ring is size 10 and in very fine condition.

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  • PATRIOTIC TURKISH - GALLIPOLI STAR - MINIATURE - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PATRIOTIC TURKISH – GALLIPOLI STAR – MINIATURE

    SKU: 17-641

    $175.00

    During WW I, the Central Powers lined up against the Allies consisted of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, and Bulgaria. The early through mid-war years revealed numerous signs of this cooperation. Patriotic jewelry was certainly one means of expressing the cooperation, particularly in the German and Austro-Hungarian Empires (perhaps due to the Teutonic ties between them). Turkey and Bulgaria also produced such artifacts, if on a less-plentiful scale. Our offering today reflects the Turkish involvement with a silver-toned badge that features an Iron Cross as its central theme. The cross’s center displays the word “Deutschland,” with the date, “1916,” below it. The cross is topped by a crown. A pair of crossed swords extends through the cross’s center. A crescent-shaped banner, with a star (which may represent a mini-Gallipoli Star) sitting atop its middle, is attached to the cross just above the two swords’ tips. The crescent bears the legend “Kriegs Andenken” (War Souvenirs). A miniature Gallipoli Star dangles from a jump ring attached to the middle-bottom of the crescent. The Star is in very fine condition, and even has enameled arms like its full-sized counterparts. While the decoration’s metal is silver-toned, no silver content hallmarks are visible on it. This exceptional piece of patriotic jewelry is in wonderful condition. It would make a captivating addition to any collection.

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  • PILL/SNUFF BOX  - DEPICTING FRENCH RAILWAY CAR USED FOR GERMANY’S WW I SURRENDER - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    PILL/SNUFF BOX – DEPICTING FRENCH RAILWAY CAR USED FOR GERMANY’S WW I SURRENDER

    SKU: 03-112

    $125.00

    PILL/SNUFF BOX – DEPICTING FRENCH RAILWAY CAR USED FOR GERMANY’S WW I SURRENDER This is a silver-toned box that might have been used to hold snuff or pills. It has a hinge so that the box opens by swinging upward. It measures 2″ in diameter and is ½” tall. The upper half features the same design on both the outer and inner sections. The bottom half is silver-toned inside, while its outer section displays a bronze-toned medallion that depicts a railway car. The car is identified for being where the armistice was signed on 11 November 1918. This simple railway car became even more famous in 1940 (twenty-two years later) when Adolf Hitler accepted France’s surrender. He then imposed some of the same harsh terms that had been levied on Germany in 1918.

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  • RING - NAVAL BUTTON - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    RING – NAVAL BUTTON

    SKU: 13-734

    $95.00

    This ring was made from a naval tunic button. The button is gold-toned. It features a crown over a fouled anchor. In looking at the button, I am certain that it is not a German button but from another European country. It may well be English. The button is housed in a silver-toned setting. It is quite ornate. The ring is a size 7 1/4.

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  • STORAGE BOX - ROSE MOTIF - Imperial German Military Antiques Sale

    STORAGE BOX – ROSE MOTIF

    SKU: 03-101

    $75.00

    STORAGE BOX – ROSE MOTIF This is a fine, black -lacquered wooden box that measures 6″ x 4″ x 2 ½.” The box’s top displays an oval wreath of yellow roses and green leaves surrounded by a dotted yellow oval. Inside, the case’s upper lid and its bottom section are padded with green silk. A 3/4″ tear appears in the upper lid’s green silk and the cotton backing shows through. The bottom has more extensive damage to the green silk and much more of the white cotton backing is exposed. The exterior is in good condition.

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