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  • PHOTOGRAPH – ORIGINAL BLACK AND WHITE – GERMAN TROOPS IN CHINA

    SKU: 40-681

    $75.00

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

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    S.M.S. ILTIS COLORIZED POSTCARD

    SKU: 44-319

    $50.00

    The S.M.S. Iltis was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s most famous ships. She was also one of the smallest – but she and her crew had big hearts, especially on 17 June 1900, as you will see. The Iltis was a kanonenboot that was designed to patrol Germany’s and her Colonial empire’s waters and inland possessions. She was commissioned in 1898 and sent to China. She arrived during the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901). [It was a revolt against the foreign powers who by then were China’s de facto rulers. Most of the European powers were present, as well as Japan. The Boxers revolted against the unjust rule, accompanied by forces backed (on an informal basis) by the Chinese Empress. On 17 June 1900, a battle took place at the Taku Forts between Allied naval units and Chinese forces. The S.M.S. Iltis suffered substantial damage during the battle, although the Allies were victorious. Several of her crew were killed, while others were wounded, including her commander Korvettenkapitän Wilhelm Lans. Kaiser Wilhelm was ecstatic, not only with his colonial forces (which he had pushed for over von Bismarck’s objections), but with his beloved Navy. Therefore, on 24 June 1900 he awarded the PLM to Lans. Even more unprecedented, he awarded a PLM to the S.M.S. Iltis! From that point forward, the ship proudly wore an oversized PLM on the jack stand at the ship’s bow. The Iltis then continued to patrol the waters of China until 1914, when WW I led Germany’s East…

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  • JAPANESE COLONIAL – PHOTO ALBUM

    SKU: 22-94

    $275.00

    This is one of the ever-popular albums acquired by German sailors and colonial soldiers while they traveled in Japan and China during Germany’s colonial occupation of China…….

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  • GERMANY – VISOR CAP – OFFICER – IMPERIAL GERMAN NAVY – SUMMER WHITE TOP

    SKU: 33-391

    $4,995.00

    We recently acquired a small collection of items from the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Each of these are in the much rarer summer weight WHITE. While the entire German Navy wore white during summer months as opposed to dark blue in the winter due to the weight of the fabric it is entirely possible it was worn by A Navy officer in China and Africa…..  

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  • GERMANY – TUNIC – IDENTIFIED Steinmüller – NAVY OFFICER – KORVETTENKAPITÄITN – WHITE

    SKU: 15-769

    $3,295.00

    We recently acquired a small collection of items from the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Each of these are in the much rarer summer weight WHITE. While the entire German Navy wore white during summer months as opposed to dark blue in the winter due to the weight of the fabric it is entirely possible it was worn by Navy personnel in China and Africa as we will point out shortly…..  

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  • GERMANY – TUNIC – IDENTIFIED Steinmüller – NAVY OFFICER – KORVETTENKAPITÄITN – WHITE

    SKU: 15-768

    $3,295.00

    We recently acquired a small collection of items from the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Each of these are in the much rarer summer weight WHITE. While the entire German Navy wore white during summer months as opposed to dark blue in the winter due to the weight of the fabric it is entirely possible it was worn by Navy personnel in China and Africa as we will point out shortly….  

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  • GERMANY – TUNIC – SENIOR NAVY NCO – OBERSTABSBOOTSMANN – NAVY – WHITE

    SKU: 15-767

    $2,495.00

    We recently acquired a small collection of items from the Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche Marine). Each of these are in the much rarer summer weight WHITE. While the entire German Navy wore white during summer months as opposed to dark blue in the winter due to the weight of the fabric it is entirely possible it was worn by Navy personnel in China and Africa….    

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  • The set has an Art Deco feel about it and was likely produced in the late 1920's early 1930's

    GERMANY – TABLEWARE DINING SET – 22K GOLD TRIMMED

    SKU: 18-442-490 XES

    $795.00

    Custom designed – one of a kind set, 22K GOLD TRIMMED porcelain fine dining and serving set. Provided to us from one of our avid collectors and consignors.  You will not find this set on E-Bay or even any of the replacement china sites. The set has an Art Deco feel about it and was likely produced in the late 1920’s early 1930’s.  The German family who owned this set and passed it from generation to generation had it specifically designed to their liking. The Set is Hallmarked and Numbered from : The Porcelain factory Fraureuth founded in 1866 Joint-stock company (German: Porzellanfabrik Fraureuth AG) in Fraureuth was one of the biggest and best standard porcelain factories of the German Reich. The set consists of the following: 2 Covered Soup Terrains bowl 9 inches tall 12 inches wide 1 Serving / Veggie Plate larger 13 7/8 long 1 Serving plate /vegetable plate: smaller – 10 long 1 Dessert / pudding cup on saucer 4 inches tall 4 inches wide 3 tea / coffee cups Bavarian company 8 saucers Bavarian 5 ½ inch diameter 3 coffee / tea cups (round shape) 2 saucers 5 3/4 1 platter 12 inches diameter 1 serving bowl 9 3/4 6 small plates 6 1/4 6 medium plates 7 ½ dessert plates 7 Soup Bowls  10 1/4 diameter 7 Dinner Plates 10 1/4 diameter   This is a consignment item. TO VIEW ALL HOUSEWARES AVAILABLE – CLICK HERE

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  • PRUSSIA - SHOULDER BOARDS - LEUTNANT - MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26

    SKU: 23-542

    $550.00

    PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARDS – LEUTNANT – MARINE INFANTERIE-BATAILLON NR 26. This is an unusual pair of shoulder boards for a Leutnant who was attached to Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon Nr 26. The Marine-Infanterie was a replacement for the three See-Bataillone, which had been based in Kiel, Wilhelmshaven, and China prior to WW I. As the war ramped up, several units of Marine-Infanterie, Marine-Artillerie, and even Marine Jastas were formed. These units saw extensive service in Flanders, where some of the war’s bloodiest fighting took place. With the expansion of the Marine-Infanterie, THREE Marine-Infanterie Divisions eventually were assigned to Flanders totaling 70,000 men. These thin Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon Nr 26 shoulder boards measure 1” x 4.75,” and are similar in size to those one sees on a Husaren Attila. They feature silver bullion ropes that sport the black chevrons that confirm its status as a Prussian unit. Each board displays its Bataillon’s unit number “26,” rendered in gold-toned brass. The reverse indicates that these are the slip-on variety of shoulder boards, which is unusual for a junior officer. They display the blue backing typical for naval shoulder boards. This is our first offering of Marine-Infanterie-Bataillon shoulder boards. Previously, we have only offered those for the Seebataillon. TO VIEW ALL OF OUR SHOULDER BOARDS AND STRAPS – CLICK HERE

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  • PRUSSIA - POSTCARD - VIZEADMIRAL MAXIMILIAN GRAF VON SPEE - NAVY

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – VIZEADMIRAL MAXIMILIAN GRAF VON SPEE – NAVY

    SKU: 44-333

    $20.00

    PRUSSIA – POSTCARD – VIZEADMIRAL MAXIMILIAN GRAF VON SPEE – NAVY. This postcard depicts one of WW I Germany’s great naval heroes, Vizeadmiral Maximilian Graf von Spee (1861-1914). He was serving as the commander of Germany’s East Asian Squadron when war broke out in August 1914. Knowing that his situation in China was untenable, von Spee decided to return the East Asian Squadron to Germany. As the Squadron made its way across the Pacific, it met up with the British 4th Cruiser Squadron off the coast of Chile in what became the Battle of Coronel. Von Spee and his Squadron were victorious in that encounter. After seeking shelter at Valparaiso, they rounded the tip of South America to enter the South Atlantic. In December 1914, the Squadron engaged a stronger British fleet in the Battle of the Falkland Islands, which ended disastrously for the Germans. Graf von Spee, along with his two young, junior-officer sons, Otto and Heinrich, and 2,200 German sailors, died during the lopsided battle. This postcard depicts Graf von Spee from the chest up, wearing his visor cap. The postcard is in excellent condition and has never been mailed.  

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  • PRUSSIA – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALMAJOR a.D. – SCHUTZTRUPPEN – M 1915

    SKU: 23-500

    $895.00

    Today we are offering a shoulder board that is very rare on several levels. First, it is an M-1915 shoulder board intended for a feldgrau tunic. Second, it is for a Generalmajor a.D., which signified he was a General Officer in retirement. [The Imperial German Army commonly promoted an officer up one grade upon his retirement, which allowed him to receive a greater pension AND the prestige of a higher rank]. Third, and perhaps most important, it is for a General in the Schutztruppen. The Schutztruppen were primarily found in Imperial Germany’s colonial holdings, German East and Southwest Africa, and China, as well as the SeeBataillon. So for all of these reasons, this piece is a very rare bird. The oversized shoulder board measures 2 ½” x 4 ¾.” The shoulder board features the typical Russian rope bullion: two ropes of gold bullion separated by one subdued silver bullion rope. The silver bullion rope features large black chevrons that confirm its status as a Prussian shoulder board. Some smaller chevrons appear on the gold bullion. The shoulder board’s reverse has a red felt underlay, as well as a tab that allows the shoulder board to slip onto a tunic. This is a very exciting and rare shoulder board, the first we have ever seen.

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  • GERMANY - SHOULDER BOARD - GENERALMAJOR - SCHUTZTRUPPEN

    GERMANY – SHOULDER BOARD – GENERALMAJOR – SCHUTZTRUPPEN

    SKU: 23-501

    $895.00

    Today we are sharing with you a very rare shoulder board for a Generalmajor who served in the Schutztruppen. The Schutztruppen were primarily found in Imperial Germany’s colonial holdings, German East and Southwest Africa, and China, as well as the SeeBataillon. The shoulder board measures 2 ¼” x 4 ½.” It features the typical Russian rope bullion: two ropes of gold bullion separated by one rope of silver bullion that sports a thin blue trim of blue on its edges. Large black chevrons appear on the silver bullion, confirming its status as a Prussian shoulder board. The shoulder board’s center displays a gold-toned shield featuring a crowned Hohenzollern Eagle in its center that measures ” x 1.” The shoulder board’s reverse has a red felt underlay, as well as a tab that allows the shoulder board to slip onto a tunic. This is a very exciting and rare shoulder board that is in mint condition. It is the first of its type that we have seen.

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  • PHOTOGRAPH – NCO – SEEBATAILLON NR II

    SKU: 44-321

    $50.00

    PHOTOGRAPH – NCO – SEEBATAILLON NR II The Seebataillone were attached to the Imperial German Navy. Three Bataillone existed prior to WW I. Seebataillon Nr I was stationed at Kiel, Seebataillon Nr II was located at Wilhelmshaven, and Seebataillon Nr III was based at Tsingtao, China. [During WW I, the Seebataillon became the Marine Infanterie, which included an artillery component and even Marine (Aviation) Jastas. The Marine-Infanterie ballooned into three Divisions containing some 40,000 men by 1917]. Like the U.S. Marine Corps, the Seebataillone were responsible for security on larger naval vessels and at Germany’s embassies. [PLEASE NOTE: China-based Seebataillon Nr III was charged with security in the German-controlled territory]. The photograph we are offering today features a young Seebataillon NCO. The Marine, attired in his dunkel-blau uniform and schirmmütze, stands in front of a painted backdrop that depicts ships steaming at sea. He is holding his white gloves in his left hand, which is also resting against the pommel of his sword (the sword comes complete with its attached hangers and a light-colored sword knot). The 2.5″ x 3.5″ photograph is pasted onto a 4” x 6.5,” charcoal-colored, cardboard matte. The legend “PHOTOGRAPHIE K. HURTIG WILHELMSHAVEN” is printed in white script just below the photo’s lower right corner. The Wilhelmshaven location strongly suggests that the NCO belonged to Seebataillon Nr II. Photographs from Imperial Germany’s Seebataillone are VERY hard-to-find.

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  • EAST AFRICA COLONIAL – STAMP – 2 ½ HELLER – POSTMARKED DAR ES SALAAM

    SKU: 22-108

    $10.00

    This is a canceled postage stamp from German East Africa (Deutsche Ostafrika), the largest of Germany’s colonies outside of China…..

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  • EAST AFRICA COLONIAL – STAMP – 4 HELLER – POSTMARKED DAR ES SALAAM

    SKU: 22-109

    $10.00

    This is a canceled postage stamp from German East Africa (Deutsche Ostafrika), the largest of Germany’s colonies outside of China…..

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  • EAST AFRICA COLONIAL – STAMP – 7 ½ HELLER – POSTMARKED MUHESA

    SKU: 22-110

    $10.00

    This is a canceled postage stamp from German East Africa (Deutsche Ostafrika), the largest of Germany’s colonies outside of China. …..

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  • EAST AFRICA COLONIAL – STAMP – 15 HELLER – POSTMARKED TANGA

    SKU: 22-111

    $10.00

    This is a canceled postage stamp from German East Africa (Deutsche Ostafrika), the largest of Germany’s colonies outside of China……

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  • CHINA – BAYONET

    SKU: 07-124

    $475.00

    This is a bayonet that was used in China. The scabbard measures 11 3/4″ in length. The bayonet measures 16 1/4″ in length from handle top to blade tip. The bayonet and scabbard have differing numbers. The bayonet is in very fine condition.

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  • ORIENTAL DAMASCUS-STYLE DINNER PLATE – PERSONAL TABLE SERVICE – KAISER WILHELM II

    SKU: 20-267

    $1,695.00

    Kaiser Wilhelm II had a number of different patterns of tableware for use not only at his various palaces, but aboard his yacht, the S. M. Y. Hohenzollern, and even when traveling with the fleet aboard the S. M. S. Deutschland. I have seen many of them, but today’s offering is new to me. Germany’s colonial expansion to China engendered a great interest in that ancient country’s art and culture. Our plate comes from the so-called “Damaskus Service” and shows an oriental influence. The plate displays fifteen magenta panels that imitate the wavy Damascus pattern found on ultra-high quality sword and dagger blades. [It is not known why this service, decorated in the Chinese manner, is called the “Damaskus Service.” Some experts suggest that the Emperor was given a plate as a present while traveling to the Orient (he visited Damascus in 1898). This may have formed the basis of the Berlin service’s decorative style]. The plate measures 9 3/4″ in diameter. The plate is edged in gold, with a further intricate gold design between it and the magenta panels. The plate’s center boasts exquisitely-etched gold arabesques and flowers, one of which looks like a lotus. On the reverse we see the royal Wilhelm Rex (King) cypher, the KPM manufacturer’s hallmark, and the date 1903, when the plate was manufactured and placed into service. This is a fine example of a very intricate and rare Kaiser Wilhelm II table setting.

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    POSTCARD – “LAST MAN” AT BATTLE OF FALKLAND ISLANDS

    SKU: 44-82

    $15.00

    This is a postcard. When WW I began, Vizeadmiral Graf Maximilian von Spee (1861-1914) commanded the German East Asian Squadron stationed in China. After war broke out, he determined that his situation in Asia was not sustainable. He detached the S. M. S. Emden from his force to attack allied shipping in the Indian Ocean. [She was very successful until she met her match in the H.M.A.S. Sydney]. Meanwhile, von Spee sailed his squadron’s balance across the Pacific, with the goal of returning to Germany. En route, his group engaged a British Squadron off Chile’s coast in the Battle of Coronel on 1 November 1914, sinking two British Cruisers. On 8 December 1914, von Spee’s squadron met a vastly superior British flotilla. In the ensuing battle, only two of Spee’s smaller ships escaped. All the others were sunk. Spee, his two young sons (officers Otto and Heinrich von Spee), and 2,200 other Germans went down with their ships. [In 1934, the German Kriegsmarine named a pocket battleship after the vizeadmiral. Ironically, the Admiral Graf Spee was acting as a (very successful) raider in the South Atlantic when she attracted a British squadron’s interest. The British and the Admiral Graf Spee had an intense interaction wherein the Graf Spee damaged all three British ships. Although the damage the Graf Spee suffered was not critical, it diminished her ability to break out of the Montevideo (Uruguay) harbor. Ultimately, the ship was scuttled in the River Plate on 17 December 1939. Her commander,…

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    POSTCARD OF KANONENBOOT S. M. S. JAGUAR

    SKU: 44-148

    $20.00

    This is a postcard for the S. M. S. Jaguar. She was a Kaiserliche Marine Kanonenboot (gunboat), part of the six-boat Iltis Class that saw overseas service. Four of the six were destroyed at Tsingtau in 1914 when German forces surrendered to the Japanese. [The S. M. S. Iltis was one of the Kaiserliche Marine’s most famous ships. She and her commander both received the Orden Pour le Mérite from a grateful Kaiser during China’s Boxer Rebellion. The postcard shows the S. M. S. Jaguar in profile. It was never mailed.

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    POSTCARD OF LINIENSCHIFF S. M. S. WÖRTH

    SKU: 44-215

    $20.00

    This is a postcard of the Battleship S. M. S. Wörth. She was one of the four ships of the Brandenburg Klasse. She was commissioned in 1893. Along with her sister ships, she was the first true battleship that Germany possessed. At the time she was a part of Battleship Squadron Nr 1. She was named for the famous August 1870 battle of the Franco-Prussia War. The S. M. S. Wörth was sent to China in 1900 and participated in the 1900/1901 Boxer Rebellion. Since she was outdated, she was retired from service but was returned to active duty during WW I’s early years. After 1915 she was used as a floating barracks, then was scrapped in 1919. The postcard shows her steaming at sea, with some basic information about her listed at the postcard’s bottom. It was never mailed.

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  • OVAL-SHAPED PLATE COMMEMORATING S. M. S. EMDEN

    SKU: 13-962

    $1,095.00

    This is an amazing oval plate that commemorates Germany’s earliest heroic ship of the Great War, the S. M. S. Emden. The S. M. S. Emden was the final vessel from the two-ship class headed by the S. M. S. Dresden. Both ships were Kleiner (Small) Kreuzers in the Kaiserliche Marine. The Emden was officially placed into service in 1909. She spent much of her career attached to the East Asia Squadron, which was based at Tsingtao in China and commanded by Vizeadmiral Maximilian Graf von Spee. She received a new commander, Karl von Mueller (1873-1921), in Spring, 1913. He was a young officer who had risen through the ranks and caught the attention of both Großadmiral Prinz Henry of Prussia and Großadmiral Alfred von Tirpitz, after serving on their respective staffs. In fact, von Tirpitz sent von Mueller to his new post and command. When WWI broke out, most of the East Asia Squadron was at sea. The Emden was at port, but immediately departed. Once at sea, she was the first German warship of WW I to capture an enemy ship — a Russian steamer. She then received notification from Squadron Commander von Spee to rendezvous with the rest of the squadron. Von Mueller suggested that one of the small cruisers be detached and assigned to the Indian Ocean to raid on Allied shipping. Von Spee agreed. As the Emden was the newest, fastest, and best suited for the task, she was chosen. Graf von Spee and the…

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  • FRAMED PHOTO – NAVY SAILORS – CHRISTMAS 1906 – CHINA

    SKU: 40-64

    $125.00

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

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  • SOUTHWEST AFRICA – MEDAL BAR – TWO PLACE – NON COMBATANTS MEDAL AND KAISER WILHELM I CENTENNIAL MEDAL

    SKU: 02-247

    $310.00

    This is a two-place medal bar. It features, from left to right, the: *Southwest Africa Non Combatants Medal. *Kaiser Wilhelm I Centennial Medal. it is always difficult to find medal bars which have decorations from Germany’s colonies. Whether the medal contains a medal from China or Africa they are VERY difficult to find. Both the medals and the ribbons are in a very pleasing condition. It is a good solid pair.

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  • CHINA – COMMEMORATIVE SERVICE MEDAL – NON COMBATANTS – MINIATURE

    SKU: 22-82

    $295.00

    The English translation for the China Denkmünze is the Chinese Commemorative Service Medal…  

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  • GERMANY – BOOK – JANE’S FIGHTING AIRCRAFT OF WW I by JOHN W.R. TAYLOR

    SKU: 16-331

    $50.00

    This is a large-format book covering WW I’s aircraft and air services. It measures 12 3/4″ x 10.” It is also quite hefty, weighing 4 lbs and 13 ounces. [Extra shipping in the U. S. will be necessary. For this reason, we strongly suggest that ONLY U.S. collectors buy the book due to the high cost of international shipping]. The book contains more than 300 pages and more than 1,000 illustrations. The book is comprehensive. It includes aircraft from the primary combatants of WW I (France, Germany, Great Britain, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and the U.S.), and many other nations. When I first looked through the book, I was surprised to see sections on Argentina, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Siam, etc! It has tons of information about virtually every airplane that flew during the Great War. The dust cover is in place. This book is ready to reveal a treasure trove of information to you.

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  • PRUSSIA – TSCHAKO – NCO – SEE-BATAILLON

    SKU: 33-175

    $4,495.00

    This is a wonderful example of an NCO’s tschako for the See-Bataillon. The See-Bataillon was to the Kaiserliche Marine as the U.S. Marine Corps (U.S.M.C.) is to the U.S. Navy. The troops were responsible for security aboard larger naval vessels and for security at German embassies overseas. The See-Bataillon also played a large role in supplying ground troops for Germany’s colonies. See-Bataillon Nr III served an especially important role in China. Prior to the buildup leading to WW I, only three See-Bataillone existed. See-Bataillon Nr I and Nr II were joined by other later-raised units to serve as Marine-Infanterie and Marine-Artillerie units in Flanders. The tschako sports the typical shape for an NCO in the See-Bataillon. The leather body is quite pleasing, overall. It reveals some light spidering (cracking), and a gouge or two. [We will show it in the photographs that accompany the description]. The See-Bataillon’s wappen serves as the helmet’s central theme. It also sports a handsome set of gilt chin scales. A red, black and white feldzeichen (field badge) is attached directly over the wappen. Further examination of the tschako shows it has no kokarde, which is 100% correct. As the See-Bataillon was a national organization, it would not display any state’s kokarde. Furthermore, as the feldzeichen sports Germany’s national colors (red, black and white), a kokarde would be redundant. [REFERENCE/RESEARCH NOTE: The last interesting piece of information comes from Jim Turinetti, our resident headdress expert. We call on Jim quite often for headdress details’ clarification. I…

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  • CHRISTMAS 1919 PLATE FROM KPM

    SKU: 14-428

    $395.00

    During WW I, the House of Hohenzollern’s royal porcelain firm KPM issued a number of patriotic plates, cups, etc. With the war’s end, KPM continued to issue Christmas plates and offer some of Germany’s finest china. [KPM, Meissen, and Rosenthal still do so today, as all three survived both WW I and WW II]. The plate measures 8″ in diameter. Its central theme is a pilot sitting on the edge of his airplane (a biplane). He is holding up a baby angel who is raising a hand in salute. A garland of laurel leaves is draped over the plane behind the baby. The plane’s side mentions Christmas (Weihnachten) 1919. [KPM and Berlin are also mentioned on the aircraft’s side]. A thin green trim band surrounds the scene, which is further encircled by another wider green band with red berries that hails the Christmas season. On the reverse we see all the correct marks for KPM. Two other sets of marks are a reference to the series of which this plate is a part. One of them indicates that the plate is number 50 of 86 plates in the series. This makes it a relatively rare plate!

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  • NAVY SEE Bataillon DESK PIECE

    SKU: 13-394

    $450.00

    This piece was acquired along with the document holder and photographs described below. The man’s name is Baumeister. He served with See Bataillon Nr III in China early in the 20th Century. The desk piece consists of a wooden plaque measuring 8 7/8″ x 9.” Affixed to the wooden plaque are several metal implements significant to a man serving in the See Bataillon. A crossed pair of oars lean up against a pike. Spread out in front of the oars are a number of tools (pick, shovel, etc.). In the middle of the tools is a fouled anchor. Directly above the anchor and below the oars is an officer’s cap kokarde. This is a touching display to the man’s service. While offered separately.

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  • SOUTHWEST AFRICA – BOUTONNIERE – COMBATANT’S MEDAL – DENKMÜNZE – MINIATURE

    SKU: 22-83

    $225.00

    This is a miniature of the Southwest Africa Combatants’ Medal. It is set up on a boutonniere and has TWO Colonial ribbons that indicate service in both China and Southwest Africa…..

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  • CHINA COLONIAL – CIGARETTE CASE – SILVER – CHINA SEA-SOLDIER’S

    SKU: 22-105

    $895.00

    This is a high-quality cigarette case that once belonged to a German See-Battalion soldier based in China…..

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  • CHINA COLONIAL – FRAMED PRESENTATION – S.M.S. KAISERIN AUGUSTA SAILOR’S

    SKU: 13-871

    $895.00

    Beginning in the late 19th Century, Germany began building up its presence in China…..

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  • JAPANESE COLONIAL – PHOTO ALBUM – PURCHASED BY GERMAN MILITARY PERSONNEL

    SKU: 22-90

    $395.00

    This is a wonderful Japanese-produced album of the type greatly prized by German sailors, soldiers, etc., who passed through Japan while serving in China. …..

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  • JAPANESE COLONIAL – PHOTO ALBUM – PURCHASED BY GERMAN MILITARY PERSONNEL

    SKU: 22-91

    $550.00

    This is a wonderful Japanese-produced album of the type greatly prized by German sailors, soldiers, etc., who passed through Japan while serving in China. Albums such as these also might have been purchased by German sailors in the merchant marine…..

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